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One of the Worst Weeks in American History

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July 2, 2020
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America has just come through one of the worst weeks in our history. It all began with a police officer kneeling on the neck of a man who was being arrested. This escalated into demonstrations; then looting and then riots. How can we bring this tension to an end?

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  • - America has justcome through one
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  • of its worst weeksin our history.
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  • It all began with apolice officer kneeling
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  • on the neck of a manwho was being arrested.
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  • This escalated intodemonstrations,
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  • then looting and then riots.
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  • This should never happen inthis one nation under God.
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  • We all know this.
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  • How do we bring thistension to an end?
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  • We'll talk about iton today's edition
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  • of End of the Age.
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  • (dramatic music)
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  • I'm gonna talk to youfrom my heart today.
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  • I saw what happened.
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  • I saw the officersin Minneapolis.
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  • The one officer with hisknee on the neck of the man
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  • that was being arrested.
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  • It was horrible.
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  • It was sickening.
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  • I couldn't believe sucha thing was happening
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  • and then to hear hiscries of I can't breathe,
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  • I can't breathe.
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  • I just could hardlystand to watch it
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  • when it came on thetelevision, but it did happen.
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  • We all know it happenedand we also know
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  • what has happenedsince that time.
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  • So what I want to dotoday is talk to you
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  • from a Christian perspective.
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  • What's going on in our nation?
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  • Is there a way tocourse correct?
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  • I wanna take you to the Bible.
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  • The words of JesusChrist himself.
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  • This is found in Matthew22:35 through 40.
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  • "Then one of them,which was a lawyer,
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  • "asked him aquestion, tempting him
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  • "and saying, Master, whichis the great commandment
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  • "in the law?
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  • "Jesus said unto him,Thou shalt love the Lord
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  • "thy God with all thy heart,and with all thy soul,
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  • "and with all thy mind.
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  • "This is the first andgreat commandment."
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  • And then Jesus went on to say,
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  • "The second is like unto it.
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  • "Thou shalt love theyneighbor as thyself.
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  • "On these two commandmentshang all the law
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  • "and the prophets."
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  • Jesus was saying if youhave these two thing
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  • everything else fallsperfectly in line.
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  • You will obey my will,you will please me.
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  • Now I want to talka little bit more
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  • about what happenedlater, but before we do
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  • I also want to goto James chapter two
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  • verse eight through nine.
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  • "If ye fulfill the royal lawaccording to the scripture.
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  • "Thous shalt love thyneighbor as thyself."
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  • Here it's being repeated.
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  • He said, "You do well,but if you have respect
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  • "to persons, ye commit sin
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  • "and are convinced of thelaw as transgressors."
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  • Now, all of us,I'm in my 70s now
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  • and I was raised back in an era
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  • when considerableprejudice existed.
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  • I had wonderfulparents, but I can't say
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  • that they weren't prejudiced.
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  • They probably didn't thinkthey were prejudiced,
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  • but, to be honest, Ithink probably were.
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  • Undoubtedly, it's allthey knew growing up.
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  • I remember a couple of times
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  • I said something that Ididn't think I was prejudiced,
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  • but when it came out itdidn't turn our right.
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  • I know Eddie Sachsworked with us here
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  • at End Time Ministriesand one day he and I were
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  • in the studio andI said something
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  • about Jewing someone down.
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  • Well, Eddie was Jewish andhe immediately looked at me
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  • and I realized he tookoffense to what I said.
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  • Well, Jewing someonedown had been a term
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  • I'd heard all my life.
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  • I didn't associated itwith being prejudice,
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  • but then all of a sudden Irealized it was and I apologized
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  • because it was justsomething I'd been taught
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  • all my life and I lovethe Jewish people.
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  • I think anybody that listensto this program knows that.
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  • I love the Jewish people.
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  • I've been to Israelover 40 times now
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  • and I have a collegein Jerusalem.
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  • I absolutely lovethe Jewish people,
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  • but I didn't evenrealize, really,
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  • what I was saying when Isaid Jewing someone down.
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  • It was just aphrase that was used
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  • and that was so commonthat I didn't even realize
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  • what I was saying.
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  • So, what am I saying to you?
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  • I'm saying all of ushave been raised at times
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  • with prejudices we may noteven fully have realized,
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  • but we need to realize it.
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  • We need to becomesensitive to it
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  • because Jesus said loveyour neighbor as yourself.
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  • That means, the Bible says,
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  • "Love worketh notill to his neighbor.
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  • "Love speaks no illof his neighbor."
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  • And so, I want usto think together
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  • as we go through this broadcast.
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  • How are we doing?
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  • Have we cleansedourself from prejudice?
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  • The Bible says ifyou have respect
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  • of persons you commit sin.
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  • Think about that.
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  • We're going to talk aboutit more, stay with us.
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  • - Now, ladies and gentlemen,we're all acutely aware
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  • of our nation'shistory of slavery.
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  • My son-in-law, just awonderful son-in-law,
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  • married my oldest daughter.
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  • Scott Sistrunk was raisedin Jackson, Mississippi
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  • and back in the day mostof Jackson was prejudice.
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  • I don't think it'sthat way anymore.
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  • I certainly hope not,but Scott's fatherwas quite prejudice
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  • and he had instilledthat in his children.
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  • And his father was agood man, but Scott was
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  • at church one day and he wasa youth leader in the church
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  • and there was a youngAfrican-American girl
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  • that came to the churchand they wanted them there
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  • and when it was timefor the altar call
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  • she felt pulled of Godand she went to the altar.
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  • So Scott, as he normally did,was down around the altar
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  • praying with people asthey sought to find God.
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  • But, as he wasstanding here behind
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  • this young BlackAfrican-American girl,
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  • she may have been15 years of age,
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  • the spirit of the Lordspoke to him and said,
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  • lay hands on herand pray for her.
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  • Which is customary inthe Pentecostal church.
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  • It was also customaryin New Testament times.
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  • It was one of thethings they did.
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  • They lay hands upon peopleas they prayed for them.
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  • And so the Lord spoketo Scott and said,
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  • lay hands on herand pray for her.
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  • Well, he had been taught that
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  • you didn't touch a Black person
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  • and so he didn't do it.
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  • Well, in a little bit theLord spoke to him again
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  • and said, I saidlay hands on her
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  • and still, he didn't do it.
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  • Finally, God just talkedto him so sternly and said,
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  • I said lay hands on her.
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  • Well, Scott loved God, hewas a God fearing young man
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  • so he overcame his prejudicesand he lay hands on her
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  • and began to pray for her.
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  • After it was over theLord spoke to Scott
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  • and said, don't ever makeme say that to you again.
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  • I don't want to ever haveto tell you that again.
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  • Well, it was so humorousbecause when God called
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  • Scott and Carla to buildchurches in the Detroit area
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  • they ended upstarting one church
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  • that was totallyAfrican-American.
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  • Only Scott and Carla were white
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  • and the rest of them were Black.
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  • And Scott was apologizingto his flock one day.
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  • They had by that time50, 60, 70 people
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  • and he was sort ofapologizing that
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  • he hadn't got them anAfrican-American pastor.
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  • They said, oh, don't youworry about that, we love you.
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  • Well, and of course finally,that totally was washed
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  • out of Scott's system,but God had to take that
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  • out of him because it's wrong.
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  • And I want to say toall of you out there
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  • if you have anyprejudice left in you
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  • I'm asking you to repentof it because it is wrong.
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  • The Bible says, ifwe have respect ofpersons we commit sin.
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  • I want to tellyou another story.
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  • Now these are things thathappened in my family.
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  • My grandpa on my wife'sside, my grandpa by marriage,
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  • Grandpa Wilkins, he livedin St. Louis, Missouri.
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  • And grandpa wanted to receivethe gift of the Holy Ghost,
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  • but he couldn't receive it.
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  • Something was blocking him.
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  • And he was down oneday praying, he said,
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  • God, why can't Ireceive the Holy Ghost?
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  • And he said as he was thereon his knees he had a vision.
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  • He saw two angels comedown in front of his face.
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  • One of them was white,the other one was Black
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  • and he knew right thenthat God was telling him
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  • it's because of your prejudices
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  • that you cannot right with me
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  • and that you cannotreceive my spirit.
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  • And Grandpa Wilkins said, okay,
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  • there's a PA of W in town,I'm going there tonight
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  • to receive the Holy Ghost.
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  • PA of W was PentecostalAssemblies of the World,
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  • but it was a predominantlyAfrican-American organization.
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  • Well, Grandpa Wilkinswent over there that night
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  • and when it came altar calltime he got down to pray
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  • and he said he had oneBlack man on his right
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  • and one Black man on his left
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  • and they were patting in theback and praying with him
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  • and that's where Godmarvelously filled him
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  • with the gift of the Holy Ghost.
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  • Now these are things thathappened in my own family.
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  • They are stories that we'vebeen told by our relatives.
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  • Now, when I pastoredin Richmond, Indiana
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  • we had some of the mostwonderful people in the world
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  • that were African-American.
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  • Some of them to thisday I dearly love.
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  • Just some of the finest peopleI've ever known in my life.
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  • And it was no problem for me.
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  • I loved havingthem in our church.
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  • I loved pastoring them.
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  • I'm just simply talking to you.
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  • We need to get theprejudice out of us.
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  • And I want to say toall of you out there
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  • it's on both sides sometimes.
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  • If you're white then don'tbe prejudice towards Blacks
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  • and if you're Black don'tbe prejudice toward whites.
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  • We need to let God'sspirit wash this out of us
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  • because if we as Christiansdon't get it out of us
  • 00:15:03.508 --> 00:15:06.010
  • how can we expect thegeneral person in our society
  • 00:15:06.010 --> 00:15:10.315
  • to get it out of us?
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  • So I'm talking to youtoday from my heart.
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  • How are you doing?
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  • Are you prejudice?
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  • Do you have any Black friends?
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  • Or if you're Black do youhave any white friends?
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  • How are you in coming to church?
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  • Now, I am fortunate tomake as my home base
  • 00:15:29.667 --> 00:15:33.604
  • here in Garland, Texas a church
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  • that just isabsolutely colorblind.
  • 00:15:36.574 --> 00:15:39.310
  • We've got people from allover the world in our church
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  • and there's respect of person.
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  • I looked up on the platformthe other night at our singers
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  • and there was threeAfrican-Americans
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  • and there was one Hispanicand there were two whites.
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  • And I looked atthat, I was so happy,
  • 00:15:53.524 --> 00:15:56.627
  • and this is a credit to ourgreat pastor, D.G. Hargrove,
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  • because he has fostered that.
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  • He never preaches that,he never mentions it.
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  • He just does it.
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  • He's just fair with everybody.
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  • He treats everybody withlove and I am so grateful.
  • 00:16:11.142 --> 00:16:15.346
  • I've watched him do that andI've just been so thankful
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  • because he is sopure in his heart.
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  • Moses married andEthiopian woman.
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  • Numbers chapter 12verse one tells us,
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  • "And Miriam and Aaron," thatwas Moses's sister and brother,
  • 00:16:32.330 --> 00:16:36.567
  • "Miriam and Aaronspake against Moses
  • 00:16:36.567 --> 00:16:41.172
  • "because of the Ethiopianwoman whom he had married:
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  • "for he had marriedan Ethiopian woman."
  • 00:16:46.144 --> 00:16:50.048
  • Well, that displeasedGod so much
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  • that God brought judgmentdown upon Aaron and on Miriam
  • 00:16:54.952 --> 00:16:59.957
  • so strong that he actuallystruck Miriam with leprosy.
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  • This is sort of amusingbecause my older sister,
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  • who's now passed on,was also named Miriam,
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  • but Moses's sister Miriamwas struck with leprosy
  • 00:17:13.938 --> 00:17:18.943
  • and Aaron ran to Moses.
  • 00:17:20.878 --> 00:17:23.548
  • First of all, Miriamand Aaron had said,
  • 00:17:23.548 --> 00:17:25.716
  • God doesn't just speak to Moses.
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  • He can speak to us as well.
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  • Well, God was so displeasedbecause God had chosen Moses
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  • to be the leader ofthe people of Israel.
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  • That he smoteMiriam with leprosy
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  • and Aaron ran to Mosesand said, please pray
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  • that she would behealed of her leprosy.
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  • And the Lord said toMoses, I will heal her,
  • 00:17:49.173 --> 00:17:52.777
  • but I want you to put her outof the camp for seven days
  • 00:17:52.777 --> 00:17:56.981
  • so that people willknow how displeased I am
  • 00:17:56.981 --> 00:18:01.219
  • with her criticism andwith her prejudice.
  • 00:18:01.219 --> 00:18:06.224
  • Well that's what happened.
  • 00:18:07.091 --> 00:18:08.326
  • Miriam was put out ofthe camp for seven days
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  • because of her prejudice
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  • and because of thethings that she had done.
  • 00:18:14.866 --> 00:18:17.602
  • Now I wanna go back to the place
  • 00:18:18.469 --> 00:18:20.338
  • where the lawyer saidto Jesus, you know,
  • 00:18:20.338 --> 00:18:25.042
  • what's the great commandment?
  • 00:18:25.042 --> 00:18:26.377
  • And Jesus replied,love the Lord thy God
  • 00:18:26.377 --> 00:18:29.347
  • with all thy heartsoul, mind and strength
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  • and love thyneighbor as thy self.
  • 00:18:31.115 --> 00:18:34.018
  • And the lawyer cameback, the Bible says
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  • he be willing tojustify himself.
  • 00:18:37.421 --> 00:18:41.626
  • Now, I want to pause right there
  • 00:18:42.527 --> 00:18:45.463
  • because I would ask all of us
  • 00:18:45.463 --> 00:18:47.965
  • are we sometimes willingto justify things
  • 00:18:47.965 --> 00:18:51.536
  • that we're doing that are wrong?
  • 00:18:51.536 --> 00:18:53.871
  • You know, if you really walkwith God you can't do that.
  • 00:18:53.871 --> 00:18:57.642
  • If we're willing to justifyourselves God will let us.
  • 00:18:57.642 --> 00:19:01.379
  • He'll let us go and getoff track and be wrong.
  • 00:19:01.379 --> 00:19:06.250
  • The Bible says that thislawyer, being willing
  • 00:19:06.250 --> 00:19:09.420
  • to justify himself said,so who is my neighbor?
  • 00:19:09.420 --> 00:19:14.425
  • And Jesus told a parable inorder to answer his question,
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  • as Jesus often times would do.
  • 00:19:22.366 --> 00:19:25.002
  • Jesus said to the lawyer,
  • 00:19:25.002 --> 00:19:28.806
  • a certain man was travelingdown the road to Jericho.
  • 00:19:28.806 --> 00:19:32.944
  • He fell among thieves.
  • 00:19:33.878 --> 00:19:35.980
  • They beat him, they strippedhim, they robbed him
  • 00:19:35.980 --> 00:19:39.016
  • and left him for dead.
  • 00:19:39.016 --> 00:19:41.385
  • And in the parable a Levite,who was a religious leader
  • 00:19:41.385 --> 00:19:46.390
  • came along and he lookedat that and he thought
  • 00:19:47.592 --> 00:19:50.461
  • if I go over there and help him,
  • 00:19:50.461 --> 00:19:53.197
  • you never know, the thievesmay still be waiting
  • 00:19:53.197 --> 00:19:55.700
  • out there behind the bushes
  • 00:19:55.700 --> 00:19:57.468
  • and I may get in trouble myself.
  • 00:19:57.468 --> 00:19:59.770
  • So he went on the other sideplus the man was a Samaritan
  • 00:19:59.770 --> 00:20:04.675
  • and the Jews had no dealingswith the Samaritans.
  • 00:20:04.675 --> 00:20:07.378
  • They were prejudice.
  • 00:20:07.378 --> 00:20:10.081
  • So, the Levite walkedon on the other side
  • 00:20:10.081 --> 00:20:14.151
  • and went on his wayand the poor man
  • 00:20:14.151 --> 00:20:16.020
  • lay there still suffering.
  • 00:20:16.020 --> 00:20:17.888
  • And in a little bit herecome a priest along,
  • 00:20:17.888 --> 00:20:21.225
  • a Jewish priest, and againthe Jews had no dealings
  • 00:20:21.225 --> 00:20:26.230
  • with the Samaritans.
  • 00:20:26.964 --> 00:20:27.765
  • They were prejudice.
  • 00:20:27.765 --> 00:20:29.400
  • And so, he walkedon the other side.
  • 00:20:29.400 --> 00:20:32.837
  • And finally, a Samaritanman came along.
  • 00:20:32.837 --> 00:20:37.842
  • And he saw the man andhe went over to him.
  • 00:20:39.010 --> 00:20:41.579
  • He bound up his wounds, hedisinfected them with wine
  • 00:20:41.579 --> 00:20:45.816
  • and then he took the manand put him on his donkey,
  • 00:20:45.816 --> 00:20:50.821
  • took him down to an innand he said to the man,
  • 00:20:52.023 --> 00:20:55.826
  • that was the keeperof the inn, he said,
  • 00:20:57.061 --> 00:20:58.896
  • I want you to takecare of this man.
  • 00:20:58.896 --> 00:21:00.931
  • He said, here, I'mgiving you this money
  • 00:21:00.931 --> 00:21:03.501
  • and when I come back hereif I owe more I will pay it.
  • 00:21:03.501 --> 00:21:08.472
  • Now, this man whofell among thieves
  • 00:21:09.707 --> 00:21:13.377
  • the Samaritan didn't know him,
  • 00:21:13.377 --> 00:21:16.681
  • but nevertheless,out of the goodness
  • 00:21:16.681 --> 00:21:18.849
  • of his heart he helped the man.
  • 00:21:18.849 --> 00:21:21.052
  • Then Jesus looked atthe lawyer and said,
  • 00:21:21.052 --> 00:21:25.690
  • so which one was aneighbor to the man
  • 00:21:25.690 --> 00:21:29.527
  • that fell among thieves?
  • 00:21:29.527 --> 00:21:31.862
  • And the lawyer had to answer.
  • 00:21:31.862 --> 00:21:33.497
  • He said, well, I supposehe that had mercy upon him.
  • 00:21:33.497 --> 00:21:38.502
  • And Jesus said,you've rightly said.
  • 00:21:39.637 --> 00:21:42.173
  • You now go and do likewise.
  • 00:21:42.173 --> 00:21:45.743
  • Have mercy on people,love people, help people
  • 00:21:45.743 --> 00:21:49.413
  • because there'stwo commandments.
  • 00:21:49.413 --> 00:21:52.149
  • Love the Lord thy Godwith all your heart,
  • 00:21:52.149 --> 00:21:54.151
  • all your soul, all your strength
  • 00:21:54.151 --> 00:21:56.554
  • and love theyneighbor as thy self.
  • 00:21:56.554 --> 00:21:59.490
  • And you can't love God unlessyou love your neighbor.
  • 00:21:59.490 --> 00:22:03.961
  • The Bible tells usin the Book of James,
  • 00:22:03.961 --> 00:22:06.364
  • how can you love Godthat you've not seen
  • 00:22:06.364 --> 00:22:08.265
  • if you don't love yourbrother that you have seen?
  • 00:22:08.265 --> 00:22:11.669
  • And so, I wanna sayto everybody today
  • 00:22:12.970 --> 00:22:15.873
  • the way we can starthealing this prejudice
  • 00:22:15.873 --> 00:22:19.009
  • that's in our nation islistening to the words
  • 00:22:19.009 --> 00:22:22.380
  • of Jesus Christ himself.
  • 00:22:22.380 --> 00:22:25.116
  • And I wanna say toall of you out there
  • 00:22:25.116 --> 00:22:27.885
  • that may be African-Americans,
  • 00:22:27.885 --> 00:22:30.421
  • don't let bitterness comein your heart towards whites
  • 00:22:30.421 --> 00:22:35.259
  • that you feel likeperhaps victimized
  • 00:22:35.259 --> 00:22:37.762
  • your parents, your grandparents,your great grandparents.
  • 00:22:37.762 --> 00:22:41.365
  • Maybe it was true,but they didn't do it
  • 00:22:41.365 --> 00:22:45.035
  • and that's gone and itcannot go back and be undone.
  • 00:22:45.035 --> 00:22:49.540
  • On the other hand,if you're white,
  • 00:22:49.540 --> 00:22:52.209
  • please do not beprejudice toward Blacks.
  • 00:22:52.209 --> 00:22:55.813
  • Go out of your way to help them.
  • 00:22:55.813 --> 00:22:57.114
  • Some of them havehad a tough time
  • 00:22:57.114 --> 00:22:58.816
  • because of their background.
  • 00:22:58.816 --> 00:23:01.218
  • They've been disadvantagedin a lot of ways.
  • 00:23:01.218 --> 00:23:04.221
  • If you own a business try tohire some African-Americans.
  • 00:23:04.221 --> 00:23:09.226
  • You don't have to hireall whites or all Blacks.
  • 00:23:10.661 --> 00:23:12.396
  • Just find good people thatcan do the job for you
  • 00:23:12.396 --> 00:23:15.666
  • and train them and mentorthem and help them.
  • 00:23:15.666 --> 00:23:20.571
  • So, I wanna say onemore thing to you
  • 00:23:20.571 --> 00:23:23.774
  • before we run out of timein this broadcast today.
  • 00:23:23.774 --> 00:23:26.811
  • I want to talk you parents.
  • 00:23:28.112 --> 00:23:30.581
  • Parents, take yourchildren to church.
  • 00:23:30.581 --> 00:23:33.884
  • When I watched theseyoung people going
  • 00:23:33.884 --> 00:23:37.188
  • into Macy's, going intoall kinds of stores,
  • 00:23:37.188 --> 00:23:41.392
  • carried out expensivepurses, watches,
  • 00:23:43.127 --> 00:23:47.631
  • just plundering, lootingand I looked at that
  • 00:23:47.631 --> 00:23:51.402
  • and thought if I would'vedone that when I was a kid
  • 00:23:51.402 --> 00:23:53.804
  • my parents would have beatfrom Cape Cod to Hickory Bend.
  • 00:23:53.804 --> 00:23:58.809
  • I mean, they would havestraightened me out so fast.
  • 00:24:00.211 --> 00:24:02.480
  • Of course, by then, I don'tthink I would have done it
  • 00:24:02.480 --> 00:24:05.916
  • because they had taughtme so much to be honest.
  • 00:24:05.916 --> 00:24:09.720
  • I'm saying to you parents,train your children up
  • 00:24:09.720 --> 00:24:13.190
  • in the way they should go.
  • 00:24:13.190 --> 00:24:14.725
  • Take them to church, everyservice, take them there.
  • 00:24:14.725 --> 00:24:18.395
  • Put them in Sunday school.
  • 00:24:18.395 --> 00:24:20.097
  • Let them hear thestories of the Bible
  • 00:24:20.097 --> 00:24:22.867
  • like the lawyer andabout the good Samaritan.
  • 00:24:22.867 --> 00:24:26.170
  • Let them hear all these things.
  • 00:24:26.170 --> 00:24:28.205
  • It will impact them.
  • 00:24:28.205 --> 00:24:30.608
  • So, across Americatoday, I'm asking you
  • 00:24:30.608 --> 00:24:33.544
  • be good to people, begood to your neighbors.
  • 00:24:33.544 --> 00:24:36.981
  • I don't care whatcolor they are.
  • 00:24:36.981 --> 00:24:39.183
  • I don't care whatreligion they are.
  • 00:24:39.183 --> 00:24:41.485
  • Be kind to them becausethat's the only way
  • 00:24:41.485 --> 00:24:45.489
  • we're going to beable to heal our land.
  • 00:24:45.489 --> 00:24:49.493
  • It's time for us to putall these pasts behind us.
  • 00:24:49.493 --> 00:24:54.164
  • We can't go backand undo everything.
  • 00:24:54.164 --> 00:24:56.300
  • It's not possible, but wecan start where we are.
  • 00:24:56.300 --> 00:25:00.804
  • Because I know when Godtalked to me about things.
  • 00:25:00.804 --> 00:25:03.407
  • I know when God talked to Scott
  • 00:25:03.407 --> 00:25:04.942
  • about laying his handson that young lady
  • 00:25:04.942 --> 00:25:08.679
  • and God talked to himand he ends up building
  • 00:25:08.679 --> 00:25:11.949
  • African-Americanchurches in Detroit.
  • 00:25:11.949 --> 00:25:14.852
  • Just because we'reraised a particular way
  • 00:25:14.852 --> 00:25:16.954
  • doesn't mean we haveto stay that way.
  • 00:25:16.954 --> 00:25:19.356
  • Because when wecome to Jesus Christ
  • 00:25:19.356 --> 00:25:21.492
  • the Bible tells usall thing pass away.
  • 00:25:21.492 --> 00:25:25.596
  • All things become new.
  • 00:25:25.596 --> 00:25:27.965
  • So I'm urging you today, incase you have been prejudice,
  • 00:25:27.965 --> 00:25:32.970
  • maybe you use thewrong word sometimes
  • 00:25:34.138 --> 00:25:36.340
  • in referring topeople, don't do it.
  • 00:25:36.340 --> 00:25:39.977
  • Don't tell jokes thatreflect negatively on people
  • 00:25:39.977 --> 00:25:44.982
  • of other races or other nations.
  • 00:25:45.849 --> 00:25:48.252
  • Just don't let it happen.
  • 00:25:48.252 --> 00:25:50.154
  • Rather than do that, if wewill keep ourselves pure
  • 00:25:50.154 --> 00:25:54.491
  • before God there's notgoing to be any riots.
  • 00:25:54.491 --> 00:25:56.060
  • There won't belooting in our streets
  • 00:25:56.060 --> 00:25:58.862
  • if all of us willget our hearts right
  • 00:25:58.862 --> 00:26:00.965
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