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January 7, 2018
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Hope Generation with Ben Courson

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Taste Tests of Heaven Part 2

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  • - BEN COURSON: PASSION WHEN PUT INTO ACTION OFFENDS
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  • MEDIOCRITY. MEDIOCRITY...
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  • GET READY TO BE OFFENDED!
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  • IF SOME PEOPLE ARE OFFENDED BECAUSE WE'RE PASSIONATE
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  • ABOUT THE GOSPEL, THAT'S OKAY.
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  • MEDIOCRITY HATES PASSION, SO IF YOU'RE OFFENDING
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  • MEDIOCRITY, YOU'RE IN A GOOD CAMP.
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  • [CHEERING]
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  • [MUSIC]
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  • WE LIVE IN A HOPELESS GENERATION, AND PEOPLE NEED
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  • THE GOD OF HOPE MORE THAN EVER, AND HERE'S WHAT MY
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  • MESSAGE IS SUMMED UP IN ROMANS 15:13 WHICH SAYS,
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  • NOW THE GOD OF HOPE FILL YOU WITH ALL JOY AND PEACE
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  • AND BELIEVING THAT YOU MAY ABOUND IN HOPE THROUGH THE
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  • POWER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT.
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  • AND HOW YOU PERCEIVE GOD DICTATES HOW
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  • YOU RECEIVE FROM GOD.
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  • AND IF YOU PERCEIVE GOD AS AN ANGRY LANDLORD WHO IS
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  • TICKED OFF AT TENANTS OF PLANET EARTH BECAUSE WE
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  • MESSED UP THIS ROCK AND PLAYED OUR MUSIC TOO LOUD,
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  • WE'RE GONNA BE REALLY DEPRESSED.
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  • I'M BEN COURSON, THE HOST OF HOPE GENERATION,
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  • AND YOU JUST TOOK IN A QUICK CLIP
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  • OF OUR LAST EPISODE.
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  • WE ARE THE ONES WHO CARRY BUCKETS OF WATER FOR THOSE
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  • STILL CONSUMED BY THE FIRE.
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  • WE ARE THE TASTE TESTS OF HEAVEN.
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  • HOPE IS NOT SOMETHING THAT WE JUST HAVE A LITTLE BIT
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  • OF BUT WITH DON'T WANT TO BE TOO CRAZY ABOUT IT.
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  • NO, WE'RE LIKE REJOICING IN HOPE!
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  • IT IS OUR STOKE!
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  • WE'RE SO PUMPED ABOUT IT!
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  • WE JUST HAVE THIS WORD, LIKE JEREMIAH, BURNING IN
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  • OUR BONES LIKE A FIRE, AND WE CAN'T KEEP IT SHUT IN.
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  • WE REJOICE IN HOPE.
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  • NOW, LET ME READ THIS TEXT FROM ANOTHER VERSION.
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  • THIS IS KIND OF TO AMPLIFY AND CLARIFY IT.
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  • LISTEN TO THIS.
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  • PAUL SAYS THERE'S MORE TO COME.
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  • ROMANS 5, WE CONTINUE TO SHOUT OUR PRAISE, EVEN WHEN
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  • WE'RE HEMMED IN WITH TROUBLES BECAUSE WE KNOW
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  • HOW TROUBLES CAN DEVELOPED PASSIONATE PATIENCE IN US
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  • AND HOW THAT PATIENCE IN TURN FORGES THE TEMPERED
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  • STEEL OF VIRTUE.
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  • KEEPING US ALERT FOR WHATEVER GOD WILL DO NEXT
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  • IN ALERT EXPECTANCY SUCH AS THIS.
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  • WE'RE NEVER LEFT FEELING SHORT-CHANGED.
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  • QUITE THE CONTRARY.
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  • WE CAN'T ROUND UP ENOUGH CONTAINERS TO HOLD
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  • EVERYTHING GOD GENEROUSLY POURS INTO OUR LIVES
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  • THROUGH THE HOLY GHOST.
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  • OKAY, I'M EXCITED ABOUT THIS EVEN IF NO ONE ELSE
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  • IS. LISTEN TO THIS.
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  • NOTICE HOW IN VERSE 2 HE SAYS WE HAVE ACCESS TO GOD.
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  • THE FIRST THING YOU HAVE TO UNDERSTAND ABOUT THE
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  • GOD OF HOPE IS THAT HE IS ACCESSIBLE.
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  • SOME PEOPLE SEE GOD AS LIKE THE DIVINE SPARK WITHIN
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  • EVERY LIVING BEING, OR AN IMPLACABLE VENGEFUL SOLDIER
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  • WHO WANTS TO LOP OFF PEOPLE'S HEADS, OR THE
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  • FORCE THAT REALLY IS INDIFFERENT TO THE PLIGHT
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  • OF MANKIND, OR THE DIVINE CLOCK MASTER WHO WINDS UP
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  • THE UNIVERSE AND LETS IT GO AND JUST STEPS BACK
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  • FROM ALL HUMANITY. SOME HAVE SEEN GOD AS
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  • A COMPLETE STRANGER, THE UTTERLY UNTOUCHABLE.
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  • THE AUTHOR. H.G. WELLS WHO WROTE THESE AMAZING BOOKS,
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  • TIME MACHINE AND WAR OF THE WORLDS, HE ACTUALLY WRITES
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  • IN ONE OF HIS BOOKS ABOUT A MAN WHO WAS TENSED
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  • AND STRAINED AND IN PRESSURE BECAUSE HE
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  • WAS IN SERIOUS DANGER OF A COMPLETE NERVOUS
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  • AND MENTAL BREAKDOWN.
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  • AND HE GOES TO THE DOCTOR, AND THE DOCTOR SAYS TO THE
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  • MAN, THE ONLY WAY YOU CAN BE SAVED IS TO FIND THE
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  • PEACE THAT FELLOWSHIP WITH GOD CAN BRING.
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  • HE SAID WAIT...WHAT? FELLOWSHIP WITH GOD?
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  • TO THINK OF THAT UP THERE HAVING FELLOWSHIP WITH ME,
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  • I WOULD AS SOON THINK OF COOLING MY THROAT WITH THE
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  • MILKY WAY OR SHAKING HANDS WITH THE STARS.
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  • HE SAYS, OKAY, YOU'RE TELLING ME THAT MY MENTAL
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  • BREAKDOWN WILL BE STAYED BY HAVING A RELATIONSHIP
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  • WITH THAT UP THERE?
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  • YOU MIGHT AS WELL TELL ME TO COOL MY STARS WITH--
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  • COOL MY THROAT WITH THE MILKY WAY OR
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  • SHAKE HANDS WITH THE STARS.
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  • TO HIM, GOD WAS TOTALLY UNTOUCHABLE.
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  • BUT PAUL SAYS WHAT YOU'VE GOT TO GET IS WE HAVE
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  • ACCESS TO GOD BY FAITH.
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  • THE SAME GOD WHO MADE IN-N-OUT WHICH TASTES LIKE
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  • HOPE FEELS. HE SAYS MAN THAT DRIVE-THRU MIGHT BE LONG,
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  • BUT THERE'S NEVER A WAITING LINE WHEN YOU COME
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  • TO TALK TO ME. I'M HERE. YOU HAVE ACCESS.
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  • COME TO THE DRIVE-THRU AND I'LL GIVE YOU SOME
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  • ENCOURAGEMENT, NOURISHMENT, AND THERE'S NO WAIT.
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  • I AM LISTENING THE MINUTE YOU-IN FACT, BEFORE THERE'S
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  • EVEN A WORD ON YOUR TONGUE, PSALM 139, I KNOW IT ALL
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  • TOGETHER, SAYS GOD.
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  • SO YOU'VE GOT TO KNOW THAT WE HAVE HOPE BECAUSE WE
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  • HAVE ACCESS TO GOD BY FAITH.
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  • NOTICE WHAT HE GOES ON TO SAY.
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  • VERSE 3, HE SAYS WE KNOW THAT TROUBLE PRODUCES PATIENCE.
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  • NOW, THAT WORD TROUBLE OR TRIBULATION OR TRIAL, THAT
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  • WORD IN THE GREEK LANGUAGE IS THE WORD THLIPSIS.
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  • IT JUST SOUNDS FUN TO PHONETICALLY TO SAY.
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  • EVERYBODY SAY THLIPSIS. LIKE T-H-L-I-P-S-I-S.
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  • EVERYBODY SAYS THLIPSIS. CONGREGATION: THLIPSIS.
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  • - THLIPSIS WAS A FORM OF CAPITAL PUNISHMENT. WHEN YOU
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  • WERE GONNA KILL SOMEBODY
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  • IN ANCIENT TIMES, SOMETIMES YOU WOULD LAY A WEIGHT ON
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  • THEIR CHEST UNTIL IT CRUSHED THEM UNTIL THEY
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  • DIED. THAT'S WHAT THLIPSIS WAS.
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  • IT LITERALLY MEANS PRESSURE.
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  • EVERYBODY SAY PRESSURE.
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  • EVERY GREAT FOOTBALL PLAYER AND ATHLETE, QUARTERBACK,
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  • TENNIS PLAYER, KNOWS THIS LITTLE SECRET THAT
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  • PRESSURE IS A PRIVILEGE.
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  • PRESSURE IS A PRIVILEGE.
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  • IT'S WHEN THE PRESSURE IS ON THAT THE BEST STUFF CAN
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  • HAPPEN. PRESSURE, THAT'S WHAT THLIPSIS MEANS.
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  • PRESSURE, PRESSURE, PRESSURE.
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  • IT'S WHEN ALL KINDS OF THINGS MIGHT PRESS IN
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  • AROUND CHRISTIANS, WANT AND STRENGTH AND CIRCUMSTANCES,
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  • SORROW, PERSECUTION, UNPOPULARITY, LONELINESS,
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  • ALL THAT PRESSURE PAUL SAYS PRODUCES IN US PATIENCE.
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  • I LOVE THIS.
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  • THAT WORD FOR PATIENCE OR PERSEVERANCE OR ENDURANCE,
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  • DEPENDING ON YOUR TRANSLATION, IN THE GREEK
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  • LANGUAGE IS THE WORD ONE OF THE GREAT CLASSICAL WORDS
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  • IN GREEK LITERATURE, YOU'VE GOT TO KNOW THIS WORD,
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  • IT IS HUPOMONE. WOULD EVERYBODY SAY
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  • HUPO...MONE.
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  • YOU SAY HIPPO MONEY?
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  • WHAT ARE YOU EVEN TALKING ABOUT?
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  • HUPOMONE LITERALLY CAN BE TRANSLATED TRIUMPHANT
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  • FORTITUDE. EVERYBODY SAY TRIUMPHANT FORTITUDE.
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  • - CONGREGATION: TRIUMPHANT FORTITUDE.
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  • - SO THE PRESSURE THAT YOU'RE GOING THROUGH RIGHT
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  • NOW, THE PRESSURE THAT YOU GO THROUGH IN LIFE,
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  • PRODUCES IN YOU TRIUMPHANT FORTITUDE, PAUL SAYS.
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  • TRIUMPHANT FORTITUDE.
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  • I LOVE THIS. HERE'S A COUPLE EXAMPLES.
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  • THE SPIRIT WHICH CAN OVERCOME THE WORLD, IT
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  • MEANS THE SPIRIT WHICH DOES NOT PASSIVELY ENDURE BUT
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  • WHICH ACTIVELY OVERCOMES THE TRIALS AND TRIBULATIONS OF
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  • LIFE. HERE'S WHAT HUPOMONE IS.
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  • WHEN BEETHOVEN WAS THREATENED WITH DEAFNESS,
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  • THE MOST TERRIBLE OF TROUBLES FOR A MUSICIAN.
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  • HOW MUCH WOULD THAT STINK IF YOU'RE A MUSICIAN
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  • AND YOU GO DEAF? THERE'S VERY FEW THINGS
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  • THAT COULD BE WORSE FOR A MUSICIAN.
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  • DO YOU KNOW WHAT BEETHOVEN DID WHEN HE WENT DEAF?
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  • HE SAID I WILL TAKE LIFE BY THE THROAT.
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  • YOU SAY OH, OH, POOR ME!
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  • I'M LIKE THE GREATEST MUSICIAN EVER AND I GO
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  • DEAF, SO I CAN'T EVEN HEAR MY OWN MUSIC.
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  • HE SAYS I'M GONNA TAKE LIFE BY THE THROAT.
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  • THAT, MY FRIENDS, IS HUPOMONE.
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  • WHEN SIR WALTER SCOTT, RESPONSIBLE FOR THE
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  • HISTORICAL NOVEL IN SCOTLAND, WHEN HE WAS
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  • INVOLVED AND RUINED BECAUSE OF BANKRUPTCY, HIS
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  • PUBLISHERS WENT BANKRUPT, SO THAT'S HARD FOR AN
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  • AUTHOR HUNDREDS OF YEARS AGO, IF YOUR PUBLISHERS GO
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  • BANKRUPT. HOW ARE YOU GONNA PRODUCE YOU WORKS WITH THEM
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  • ANYMORE? HE SAID NO MAN WILL SAY TO ME POOR FELLOW.
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  • HE SAID MY OWN RIGHT HAND WILL PAY THE DEBT.
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  • AS KIPLING WOULD SAY, IT'S WHEN YOU CAN WATCH THE
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  • THINGS YOU GAVE YOUR LIFE TO, BROKEN AND STOOP AND
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  • BUILD THEM UP WITH WORN OUT TOOLS.
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  • OH, THAT'S HUPOMONE RIGHT THERE.
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  • I LOVE THIS ONE, SOMEONE ONCE SAID TO A GALLANT SOUL
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  • WHO WAS UNDERGOING A GREAT SORROW: SORROW FAIRLY
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  • COLORS LIFE, DOESN'T IT?
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  • HE REPLIED, YES, SORROW DOES COLOR LIFE,
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  • AND I PROPOSE TO CHOOSE THE COLOR!
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  • THAT IS HUPOMONE.
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  • WHEN HENLEY WAS LYING IN EDINBURGH INFIRMARY,
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  • HIS LEG GOT AMPUTATED, AND HIS OTHER LEG WAS
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  • ABOUT TO GET AMPUTATED.
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  • THAT'S WHEN HE WROTE A POEM CALLED INVICTUS.
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  • HE WROTE OUT OF THE NIGHT THAT COVERS ME, BLACK IS
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  • THE PIT FROM POLE TO POLE, LISTEN, I THANK WHATEVER
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  • GODS MAY BE FOR MY UNCONQUERABLE SOUL.
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  • BUT I WANT TO CHANGE THAT POEM TODAY TO THIS.
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  • OUT OF THE NIGHT THAT COVERS ME, BLACK AS THE PIT
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  • FROM POLE TO POLE, I THANK THE GOD OF HUPOMONE FOR MY
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  • UNCONQUERABLE SOUL. WOULD SOMEBODY SAY AMEN?
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  • - CONGREGATION: AMEN!
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  • - THAT'S WHAT THLIPSIS DOES TO US.
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  • IT PRODUCES IN US HUPOMONE.
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  • THEN HE SAYS, LOOK AT THE NEXT PHRASE, HUPOMONE
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  • PRODUCES CHARACTER OR EXPERIENCE.
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  • THAT WORD IN GREEK IS DOKIME.
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  • WOULD EVERYBODY SAY DOKIME?
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  • DOKIME AS PART OF THIS TEXT IS USED OF A METAL THAT HAS
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  • BEEN PASSED THROUGH THE FIRE SO THAT EVERYTHING
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  • THAT HAS BEEN BASE IS PURGED OUT OF IT.
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  • IT IS THE WORD USED OF COINAGE.
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  • IT'S THE SAME WORD WE USE FOR STERLING.
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  • WHEN YOU SAY SOMETHING IS STERLING, THAT'S THE
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  • WORD THAT PAUL USES.
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  • WHEN AFFLICTION IS MET WITH FORTITUDE, OUT OF THE
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  • BATTLE A MAN OR A WOMAN EMERGES STRONGER AND PURER
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  • AND BETTER AND NEARER TO GOD THAN EVER BEFORE.
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  • AND THEN HE SAYS THLIPSIS PRODUCES HUPOMONE, WHICH
  • 00:10:04.240 --> 00:10:11.270
  • PRODUCES DOKIME, WHICH THEN PRODUCES HOPE.
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  • AND HOPE MAKETH NOT ASHAMED BY THE LOVE OF GOD SPREAD
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  • IN OUR HEARTS BY THE HOLY GHOST.
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  • HOPE IS NOT HYPE!
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  • IT'S BASED ON THE FACTS THAT GOD HAS NEVER FAILED
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  • ANYONE, AND HE AIN'T GONNA START WITH ME.
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  • THIS HOPE IS NOT AIRY FAIRY, LOOSEY-GOOSEY.
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  • DID YOU KNOW THE WORD HOPE IN HEBREW, WHEN YOU SEE THE
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  • WORD HOPE LIKE THE EYE OF THE LORD IS UPON THEM THAT
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  • HOPE IN HIS MERCY, THE PSALMIST SAID.
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  • THE WORD HOPE IN HEBREW LITERALLY MEANS KNITTED.
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  • WHEN YOU SEE THE WORD HOPE IN THE OLD TESTAMENT IN
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  • HEBREW, IT LITERALLY MEANS KNITTED.
  • 00:10:48.020 --> 00:10:50.250
  • IT'S NOT LOOSEY-GOOSEY, IT'S WATER TIGHT.
  • 00:10:50.280 --> 00:10:53.160
  • IT'S KNITTED TO ULTIMATE REALITY.
  • 00:10:53.190 --> 00:10:56.200
  • OUR LORD IS THE GOD OF HOPE.
  • 00:10:56.230 --> 00:10:58.020
  • IT DRIVES ME CRAZY, SOME PEOPLE SAY ARE YOU GLASS
  • 00:10:58.050 --> 00:11:00.250
  • HALF EMPTY OR GLASS HALF FULL KIND OF CHRISTIAN?
  • 00:11:00.280 --> 00:11:03.250
  • I'M LIKE WELL, SCIENTIFICALLY I'M A GLASS
  • 00:11:03.280 --> 00:11:05.180
  • TOTALLY FULL KIND OF CHRISTIAN BECAUSE HALF THE
  • 00:11:05.210 --> 00:11:08.030
  • GLASS SCIENTIFICALLY IS FILLED WITH HYDROGEN AND
  • 00:11:08.060 --> 00:11:11.110
  • OXYGEN, AND THE OTHER HALF OF THE GLASS IS FILLED WITH
  • 00:11:11.140 --> 00:11:13.150
  • NITROGEN AND OXYGEN, SO I DON'T SAY MY GLASS IS
  • 00:11:13.180 --> 00:11:16.010
  • HALF EMPTY OR HALF FULL.
  • 00:11:16.040 --> 00:11:17.180
  • I PRESCRIBE TO WHAT DAVID SAID, MY CUP RUNNETH OVER.
  • 00:11:17.210 --> 00:11:21.000
  • COME ON! [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:11:21.030 --> 00:11:23.270
  • THAT'S WHAT WE SAY.
  • 00:11:24.000 --> 00:11:25.010
  • WE HAVE A TOTALLY DIFFERENT MIND SET FROM THE WORLD.
  • 00:11:25.040 --> 00:11:27.100
  • THESE ARE NOT OUR TWO OPTIONS.
  • 00:11:27.130 --> 00:11:29.180
  • IS IT GONNA BE FISH, THE ISRAELITES ASKED,
  • 00:11:29.210 --> 00:11:32.120
  • OR IS IT GONNA BE CATTLE?
  • 00:11:32.150 --> 00:11:34.110
  • AND THE LORD SAYS I'M GONNA SEND FOWLS.
  • 00:11:34.140 --> 00:11:36.220
  • AND THEY ALL HIT A HOMER.
  • 00:11:36.250 --> 00:11:37.260
  • IT ACTUALLY SAYS THAT IN THE OLD TESTAMENT.
  • 00:11:37.290 --> 00:11:40.000
  • ANYWAYS... [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:11:40.030 --> 00:11:43.190
  • HOPE IS NOT HYPE.
  • 00:11:43.220 --> 00:11:45.220
  • IT'S BASED ON THE FACTS.
  • 00:11:45.250 --> 00:11:46.290
  • MY CUP RUNS OVER.
  • 00:11:47.020 --> 00:11:48.110
  • OH, BUT BEN, GOD DOESN'T MEET MY EXPECTATION.
  • 00:11:48.140 --> 00:11:50.150
  • OF COURSE GOD DOESN'T MEET YOUR EXPECTATION.
  • 00:11:50.180 --> 00:11:52.170
  • IF GOD ALWAYS MET YOUR EXPECTATIONS, HOW WOULD HE
  • 00:11:52.200 --> 00:11:54.270
  • BE ABLE TO EXCEED THEM?
  • 00:11:55.000 --> 00:11:56.210
  • AND OUTLOOK DETERMINES OUTCOME, AND WHEN YOUR
  • 00:11:56.240 --> 00:11:58.270
  • OUTLOOK GETS BLEAK, TRY THE UP-LOOK, BECAUSE IF YOU
  • 00:11:59.000 --> 00:12:01.240
  • CHANGE THE WAY YOU LOOK AT THINGS, THINGS WILL
  • 00:12:01.270 --> 00:12:03.070
  • CHANGE THE WAY THEY LOOK.
  • 00:12:03.100 --> 00:12:04.180
  • THE PROBLEM IS NEVER THE PROBLEM.
  • 00:12:04.210 --> 00:12:06.020
  • THE PROBLEM IS MY PERCEPTION ABOUT THE PROBLEM.
  • 00:12:06.050 --> 00:12:08.050
  • AND MY HOPELESSNESS ABOUT A PROBLEM IS A BIGGER
  • 00:12:08.080 --> 00:12:10.170
  • PROBLEM THAN MY PROBLEM.
  • 00:12:10.200 --> 00:12:13.030
  • SO MY PRAISE WILL BE A PROBLEM FOR MY PROBLEMS,
  • 00:12:13.060 --> 00:12:15.100
  • BECAUSE I HAVE THLIPSIS WHICH PRODUCES HUPOMONE
  • 00:12:15.130 --> 00:12:18.170
  • WHICH THEN GIVES DOKIME WHICH PRODUCES A KNITTED
  • 00:12:18.200 --> 00:12:21.060
  • HOPE TO ULTIMATE REALITY WHICH IS NOT HYPE.
  • 00:12:21.090 --> 00:12:23.180
  • IT'S BASED ON THE FACTS THAT GOD'S NEVER FAILED
  • 00:12:23.210 --> 00:12:25.130
  • ANYONE AND HE AIN'T GONNA START WITH ME!
  • 00:12:25.160 --> 00:12:27.150
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:12:27.180 --> 00:12:29.080
  • THAT'S GOOD NEWS. THAT'S GOOD NEWS.
  • 00:12:29.110 --> 00:12:34.190
  • SO PRESSURE THEN IS A PRIVILEGE.
  • 00:12:34.220 --> 00:12:37.010
  • I LOVE THIS.
  • 00:12:37.040 --> 00:12:39.030
  • IT'S THE STORMS IN OUR LIFE, PAUL SAYS, THAT
  • 00:12:39.060 --> 00:12:42.000
  • PRODUCES THESE RAINBOWS.
  • 00:12:42.030 --> 00:12:43.160
  • I NEVER KNEW THIS VERSE WAS IN THE BIBLE UNTIL THE
  • 00:12:43.190 --> 00:12:45.060
  • OTHER DAY. LISTEN TO WHAT EZEKIEL 1:28 SAYS.
  • 00:12:45.090 --> 00:12:47.290
  • BRIGHTNESS EVERYWHERE, THE WAY A RAINBOW SPRINGS OUT
  • 00:12:48.020 --> 00:12:54.100
  • OF THE SKY ON A RAINY DAY, THAT'S WHAT IT WAS LIKE.
  • 00:12:54.130 --> 00:12:58.060
  • IT TURNED OUT TO BE THE GLORY OF GOD.
  • 00:12:58.090 --> 00:13:03.030
  • HOW DOPE IS THAT VERSE?
  • 00:13:03.060 --> 00:13:04.200
  • I DIDN'T EVEN KNOW IT WAS THERE.
  • 00:13:04.230 --> 00:13:06.090
  • THE WAY A RAINBOW SPRINGS OUT OF THE SKY ON A RAINY
  • 00:13:06.120 --> 00:13:09.270
  • DAY, THAT'S WHAT THE GLORY OF GOD IS LIKE.
  • 00:13:10.000 --> 00:13:12.180
  • THAT'S WHAT EZEKIEL SAID.
  • 00:13:12.210 --> 00:13:13.280
  • WHAT IS GLORY? WHAT'S THE GLORY OF GOD?
  • 00:13:14.010 --> 00:13:15.210
  • THE WORD GLORY IS SHEKINAH, AND IT'S KABOD IN GREEK
  • 00:13:15.240 --> 00:13:18.220
  • AND HEBREW RESPECTIVELY.
  • 00:13:18.250 --> 00:13:20.070
  • THE WORD CAN LITERALLY BE TRANSLATED EXCELLENCE.
  • 00:13:20.100 --> 00:13:23.040
  • SOME PEOPLE THINK WHEN THEY FLOW IN THE SPIRIT,
  • 00:13:23.070 --> 00:13:25.000
  • EVERYTHING IS SPONTANEOUS AND IT'S GONNA BE JUST
  • 00:13:25.030 --> 00:13:27.060
  • MESSY, BUT ACTUALLY IT'S THE OTHER WAY AROUND.
  • 00:13:27.090 --> 00:13:29.120
  • WHEN YOU REALLY WALK SPONTANEOUSLY IN THE
  • 00:13:29.150 --> 00:13:31.100
  • SPIRIT, EVERYTHING'S DONE MORE EXCELLENTLY.
  • 00:13:31.130 --> 00:13:34.200
  • METAPHORICALLY, THE MUSES START SINGING MORE VOCALLY.
  • 00:13:34.230 --> 00:13:38.240
  • BUT THE WORD GLORY ALSO MEANS WEIGHT.
  • 00:13:38.270 --> 00:13:42.060
  • WEIGHT. WEIGHT. WEIGHT. WEIGHTINESS.
  • 00:13:42.090 --> 00:13:44.130
  • C.S. LEWIS WROTE A GREAT BOOK, ONE OF MY FAVORITES,
  • 00:13:44.160 --> 00:13:46.040
  • CALLED THE WEIGHT OF GLORY.
  • 00:13:46.070 --> 00:13:47.270
  • WHAT DOES IT MEAN?
  • 00:13:48.000 --> 00:13:49.060
  • THE WEIGHT OF GOD IS BEHIND YOU.
  • 00:13:49.090 --> 00:13:51.280
  • GOD PUTS HIS WEIGHT BEHIND YOU.
  • 00:13:52.010 --> 00:13:54.200
  • GOD PUTS HIS WEIGHT BEHIND YOU.
  • 00:13:54.230 --> 00:13:57.070
  • AND THE GLORY OF GOD IS LIKE A RAINBOW THAT
  • 00:13:57.100 --> 00:13:59.080
  • SPRINGS OUT OF A SKY ON A STORMY DAY.
  • 00:13:59.110 --> 00:14:01.120
  • I DON'T KNOW ABOUT YOU, BUT SUNSET IS MY FAVORITE
  • 00:14:01.150 --> 00:14:03.080
  • COLOR. AND RAINBOW IS SECOND.
  • 00:14:03.110 --> 00:14:06.160
  • IT'S LIKE, WELL THAT DOESN'T APPLY
  • 00:14:06.190 --> 00:14:07.290
  • TO THE CORRECT RULES.
  • 00:14:08.020 --> 00:14:09.130
  • THAT'S WHY I LOVE BEING A CHRISTIAN BECAUSE WE DON'T
  • 00:14:09.160 --> 00:14:11.020
  • HAVE TO APPLY TO THE CORRECT RULES.
  • 00:14:11.050 --> 00:14:13.240
  • THAT'S WHAT HAPPENS IN THE STORMS.
  • 00:14:13.270 --> 00:14:15.060
  • IT PRODUCES THESE PROMISES THAT FLOODS WILL NEVER COME
  • 00:14:15.090 --> 00:14:18.040
  • AGAIN IF YOU'RE PICKING UP WHEN I'M THROWING DOWN,
  • 00:14:18.070 --> 00:14:20.090
  • CATCHING WHAT I'M PITCHING AND KNOWING WHAT
  • 00:14:20.120 --> 00:14:21.260
  • I'M GROWING. I NEED IT HURRY UP HERE.
  • 00:14:21.290 --> 00:14:23.260
  • LISTEN, A LOT OF PEOPLE THINK WHEN THEY'RE GOING
  • 00:14:23.290 --> 00:14:27.010
  • THROUGH THLIPSIS PRESSURE, A LOT OF PEOPLE THINK MAN,
  • 00:14:27.040 --> 00:14:32.270
  • GOD GAVE US JESUS AND THE SAVIOR, SAVE THEM, KILL ME,
  • 00:14:33.000 --> 00:14:37.190
  • AND IT SAYS HE'S FREELY GONNA GIVE ME ALL THINGS.
  • 00:14:37.220 --> 00:14:41.070
  • BUT IT DOESN'T FEEL LIKE THAT'S WHAT THE LORD'S
  • 00:14:41.100 --> 00:14:43.130
  • GONNA DO BECAUSE I'M PRETTY SURE GOD IS HOLDING OUT ON
  • 00:14:43.160 --> 00:14:46.120
  • ME. THAT'S WHY HE'S ALLOWING ME TO GO THROUGH THLIPSIS,
  • 00:14:46.150 --> 00:14:50.040
  • BECAUSE HE'S HOLDING OUT ON ME.
  • 00:14:50.070 --> 00:14:51.270
  • DID YOU KNOW THAT'S WHAT THE DEVIL DID IN THE STORY
  • 00:14:52.000 --> 00:14:54.150
  • OF GENESIS? THAT WAS LIKE THE FIRST TRICK.
  • 00:14:54.180 --> 00:14:56.160
  • IT'S GOD IS HOLDING OUT ON ME. GOD IS--
  • 00:14:56.190 --> 00:15:00.240
  • THAT'S WHAT HE SAID TO ADAM AND EVE, REMEMBER?
  • 00:15:00.270 --> 00:15:02.230
  • HE SAID GOD, LISTEN, GOD, DON'T MISS THIS, GOD, ARE
  • 00:15:02.260 --> 00:15:05.290
  • YOU PAYING ATTENTION?
  • 00:15:06.020 --> 00:15:07.260
  • HERE'S THE DEVIL WHO THE BIBLE SAYS HE WAS CRAFTIER
  • 00:15:07.290 --> 00:15:10.210
  • THAN EVERY BEAST OF THE FIELD WHICH MEANS HE'S VERY
  • 00:15:10.240 --> 00:15:13.010
  • GOOD AT BEING VERY BAD.
  • 00:15:13.040 --> 00:15:15.160
  • HE'S OUT TO KILL, STEAL AND DESTROY, THE BIBLE SAYS,
  • 00:15:15.190 --> 00:15:18.010
  • THIS FORCE OF EVIL MARRING EVERYTHING GOD HAS CREATED
  • 00:15:18.040 --> 00:15:20.220
  • OR TRYING TO. IT SAYS HE'S THE FATHER OF LIES.
  • 00:15:20.250 --> 00:15:24.140
  • LYING IS HIS NATIVE LANGUAGE. JUST AS FOR ME,
  • 00:15:24.170 --> 00:15:27.100
  • AMERICAN AND EMOJI ARE MY NATIVE LANGUAGES.
  • 00:15:27.130 --> 00:15:29.180
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:15:29.210 --> 00:15:31.230
  • BUT LYING, LYING IS HIS NATIVE LANGUAGE.
  • 00:15:31.260 --> 00:15:36.020
  • AND HE SAYS GOD DOES NOT WANT YOU TO EAT FROM THIS
  • 00:15:36.050 --> 00:15:40.030
  • TREE BECAUSE IF YOU EAT FROM THIS TREE, HE SAID,
  • 00:15:40.060 --> 00:15:44.290
  • YOU WILL BECOME LIKE GOD.
  • 00:15:45.020 --> 00:15:47.290
  • AND THEY ATE FROM THE TREE. WHY?
  • 00:15:48.020 --> 00:15:50.000
  • BECAUSE THEY THOUGHT GOD WAS HOLDING OUT ON THEM.
  • 00:15:50.030 --> 00:15:52.250
  • LITTLE DID THEY KNOW THEY WERE ALREADY LIKE GOD.
  • 00:15:52.280 --> 00:15:58.000
  • HOW SO? GENESIS ONE SAYS THAT GOD CREATED MAN
  • 00:15:58.030 --> 00:16:01.250
  • AND WOMAN IN HIS IMAGE.
  • 00:16:01.280 --> 00:16:04.070
  • SO WHAT THE ENEMY TRIES TO DO IS CONVINCE YOU THAT
  • 00:16:04.100 --> 00:16:07.180
  • EVERYTHING THE FATHER HAS IS NOT YOURS, THAT YOU'RE
  • 00:16:07.210 --> 00:16:10.180
  • NOT MADE IN HIS IMAGE, THAT GOD IS HOLDING OUT ON YOU.
  • 00:16:10.210 --> 00:16:15.280
  • AND THE TRUTH IS GOD'S NOT HOLDING OUT ON YOU, HE
  • 00:16:16.010 --> 00:16:17.250
  • DEEMS YOU SO PRECIOUS, HE SAYS YOU'RE ALREADY LIKE
  • 00:16:17.280 --> 00:16:20.200
  • ME. YOU'RE MY CHILDREN.
  • 00:16:20.230 --> 00:16:22.200
  • YOU'RE MADE IN MY SPITTING IMAGE AND I'M REDEEMING
  • 00:16:22.230 --> 00:16:24.260
  • YOU, JUSTIFYING, GLORIFYING, SANCTIFYING
  • 00:16:24.290 --> 00:16:26.250
  • YOU, AND SO OFTEN WE'RE WALKING DOWN A STREET AND
  • 00:16:26.280 --> 00:16:30.020
  • WE SEE A PUPPY AND WE'RE LIKE OH, A PUPPY!
  • 00:16:30.050 --> 00:16:33.210
  • WE SEE A HUMAN WALKING A DOG AND WE'RE LIKE
  • 00:16:33.240 --> 00:16:35.100
  • OH, A PUPPY!
  • 00:16:35.130 --> 00:16:37.000
  • GOD SEES A HUMAN WALKING A DOG AND HE'S LIKE
  • 00:16:37.030 --> 00:16:38.230
  • OH, A HUMAN! [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:16:38.260 --> 00:16:43.270
  • THIS HUMAN IS MADE IN MY IMAGE!
  • 00:16:44.000 --> 00:16:48.130
  • HE LOVES US. HE LOVES US. YOU KNOW WHAT?
  • 00:16:48.160 --> 00:16:52.060
  • THE GOD NOT ONLY OF HOPE, ROMANS 15, BUT ALSO PAUL
  • 00:16:52.090 --> 00:16:56.250
  • CALLS HIM THE GOD OF PATIENCE, THE GOD OF
  • 00:16:56.280 --> 00:16:58.140
  • HUPOMONE IS WHEN YOU TO GIVE YOU AN UNCONQUERABLE
  • 00:16:58.170 --> 00:17:01.010
  • SOUL. YOU'RE MADE IN HIS IMAGE.
  • 00:17:01.040 --> 00:17:03.100
  • GOD GAVE YOU JESUS SO FREELY WITH HIM
  • 00:17:03.130 --> 00:17:05.000
  • GIVE YOU ALL THINGS.
  • 00:17:05.030 --> 00:17:06.180
  • THE OTHER DAY I GOT A MESSAGE FROM SOMEBODY I
  • 00:17:06.210 --> 00:17:09.060
  • LITERALLY GOT THIS MESSAGE.
  • 00:17:09.090 --> 00:17:12.000
  • HELLO, WOULD YOU BE INTERESTED IN JOINING
  • 00:17:12.030 --> 00:17:14.270
  • THE ILLUMINATI?
  • 00:17:15.000 --> 00:17:18.110
  • I LITERALLY CLICKED ON MY INSTAGRAM AND
  • 00:17:18.140 --> 00:17:19.280
  • SOMEBODY MESSAGES ME.
  • 00:17:20.010 --> 00:17:21.230
  • WOULD YOU BE INTERESTED IN JOINING THE ILLUMINATI,
  • 00:17:21.260 --> 00:17:24.170
  • FAME, WEALTH AND POWER BELONGS TO US.
  • 00:17:24.200 --> 00:17:27.110
  • OUR MONTHLY SALARY IS NOT LESS THAN $500.000 DOLLARS.
  • 00:17:27.140 --> 00:17:31.190
  • SEND ME A DIRECT MESSAGE OR WHAT'S UP RIGHT NOW
  • 00:17:31.220 --> 00:17:34.020
  • FOR MEMBERSHIP. IT'S FREE!
  • 00:17:34.050 --> 00:17:38.120
  • I READ THIS MESSAGE AND LIKE, OKAY, THE ILLUMINATI
  • 00:17:38.150 --> 00:17:45.260
  • IS ASKING ME TO JOIN THEM WHEN REALLY IT'S PROBABLY
  • 00:17:45.290 --> 00:17:47.170
  • JUST SOME VIDEO GAMER IN HIS GARAGE.
  • 00:17:47.200 --> 00:17:51.020
  • FAME, WEALTH AND POWER BELONGS TO US.
  • 00:17:51.050 --> 00:17:53.230
  • IF YOU JUST BOW DOWN TO ME, THE ENEMY SAYS, I'LL GIVE
  • 00:17:53.260 --> 00:17:56.270
  • YOU ALL THE KINGDOMS.
  • 00:17:57.000 --> 00:17:58.170
  • IF YOU JUST BOW DOWN TO ME AND LEAP OFF THIS PINNACLE
  • 00:17:58.200 --> 00:18:02.130
  • OF THE TEMPLE, THE ANGELS WILL BEAR YOU UP IN THEIR
  • 00:18:02.160 --> 00:18:04.270
  • WINGS LEST YOU DASH YOUR FOOT AGAINST THE STONE.
  • 00:18:05.000 --> 00:18:07.230
  • IF YOU WILL JUST TURN THESE ROCKS INTO LOAVES OF BREAD,
  • 00:18:07.260 --> 00:18:11.170
  • YOU CAN MAKE SOME DOUGH, YOU CAN MAKE SOME BREAD,
  • 00:18:11.200 --> 00:18:14.000
  • YOU CAN ROLL IN THE DOUGH.
  • 00:18:14.030 --> 00:18:15.290
  • AND HERE'S THE ENEMY CONSTANTLY TRYING TO LIE TO
  • 00:18:16.020 --> 00:18:17.290
  • US, TELLING US THAT EVERYTHING WE HAVE IS NOT
  • 00:18:18.020 --> 00:18:21.050
  • FOUND IN THE FATHER OF LIGHTS, BUT EVERYTHING WE
  • 00:18:21.080 --> 00:18:23.230
  • NEED ISN'T SELLING OUT TO THE KINGDOM OF DARKNESS.
  • 00:18:23.260 --> 00:18:26.110
  • AND MY HEART FOR YOU IS THAT YOU WOULD UNDERSTAND
  • 00:18:26.140 --> 00:18:28.170
  • THE GOD OF HOPE IS WITH YOU, EVEN WHEN YOU FEEL
  • 00:18:28.200 --> 00:18:31.100
  • LIKE YOUR LIFE IS A MESS, AND OTHER PEOPLE ARE
  • 00:18:31.130 --> 00:18:33.180
  • OFFERING BALDERDASH STUFF THAT JUST AIN'T REAL.
  • 00:18:33.210 --> 00:18:39.080
  • TWO DAYS AGO, MY MOM DROPPED BY SOMETHING TO MY
  • 00:18:39.110 --> 00:18:43.020
  • HOUSE. SHE DROPPED LIKE A SNACK, BEING REAL NICE.
  • 00:18:43.050 --> 00:18:45.070
  • I HADN'T SEEN HER IN A WHILE BECAUSE I'D BEEN GONE AND
  • 00:18:45.100 --> 00:18:47.130
  • SHE PUT SOMETHING IN MY HOUSE.
  • 00:18:47.160 --> 00:18:49.180
  • SO NICE JUST GIVES ME SOMETHING.
  • 00:18:49.210 --> 00:18:52.080
  • BUT I HAD TO BE SOMEWHERE, SO I HAD TO LIKE RACE DOWN
  • 00:18:52.110 --> 00:18:55.190
  • AFTER GIVING HER A HUG, I RACED DOWN THE STAIRS, AND I
  • 00:18:55.220 --> 00:18:58.140
  • GET IN MY JEEP, AND I BACK OUT MY JEEP, AND I JUST
  • 00:18:58.170 --> 00:19:03.020
  • SLAM INTO SOMETHING.
  • 00:19:03.050 --> 00:19:05.070
  • AND I LOOK BEHIND ME AND IT'S HER LITTLE MINI CAR.
  • 00:19:05.100 --> 00:19:09.020
  • AND SHE WASN'T IN IT, FORTUNATELY, BUT LIKE I
  • 00:19:09.050 --> 00:19:10.290
  • JUST SLAMMED INTO HER HOOD AND I'M LIKE OH, MY
  • 00:19:11.020 --> 00:19:15.020
  • GOODNESS. THIS IS ME.
  • 00:19:15.050 --> 00:19:19.030
  • MY MOM GIVES ME A SNACK, I GIVE HER A CRUSHED HOOD.
  • 00:19:19.060 --> 00:19:25.180
  • SOMETIMES THAT'S HOW LIFE FEELS.
  • 00:19:25.210 --> 00:19:28.240
  • HERE'S GOD GIVING US ENCOURAGEMENT, NOURISHMENT
  • 00:19:28.270 --> 00:19:30.250
  • AND ALL WE DO IS CRUSH HIS REPUTATION BY COMPLAINING
  • 00:19:30.280 --> 00:19:35.180
  • AND REMAINING RATHER THAN PRAISING AND RAISING UP.
  • 00:19:35.210 --> 00:19:39.140
  • BUT THERE'S GOOD NEWS.
  • 00:19:39.170 --> 00:19:41.010
  • THAT HAPPENED TWO DAYS AGO AND NOW THAT'S IN THE PAST.
  • 00:19:41.040 --> 00:19:43.120
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:19:43.150 --> 00:19:45.060
  • AND YOU KNOW WHAT? THERE'S--
  • 00:19:45.090 --> 00:19:47.080
  • RIGHT TAMBO?
  • 00:19:47.110 --> 00:19:50.100
  • SHE'S LIKE YES, BUT THE DENT IS IN THE PRESENT.
  • 00:19:50.130 --> 00:19:52.210
  • BE THAT AS IT MAY.
  • 00:19:52.240 --> 00:19:57.060
  • THERE'S A REASON, THERE'S A REASON.
  • 00:19:57.090 --> 00:20:02.150
  • WHY THE REAR VIEW MIRROR, SPEAKING OF CARS,
  • 00:20:02.180 --> 00:20:07.190
  • IS SMALLER THAN THE WINDSHIELD.
  • 00:20:07.220 --> 00:20:10.090
  • BECAUSE WE WEREN'T MEANT TO LOOK BACK.
  • 00:20:10.120 --> 00:20:11.270
  • WE WERE MEANT TO LOOK FORWARD.
  • 00:20:12.000 --> 00:20:13.110
  • WOULD SOMEBODY SAY AMEN.
  • 00:20:13.140 --> 00:20:14.180
  • - CONGREGATION: AMEN.
  • 00:20:14.210 --> 00:20:15.250
  • - WE WERE MEANT TO SAY GOD, YOU HAVE A BOULDER
  • 00:20:15.280 --> 00:20:17.080
  • TOMORROW FOR ME TO VENTURE INTO, SO IF THIS
  • 00:20:17.110 --> 00:20:19.130
  • THLIPSIS IS CRUSHING ME OR EVEN IF I'VE CRUSHED YOUR
  • 00:20:19.160 --> 00:20:22.120
  • REPUTATION THROUGH THIS PRESSURE APPLIED, LISTEN,
  • 00:20:22.150 --> 00:20:25.100
  • THIS IS THE THING ABOUT PRESSURE, YOU CAN'T MISS
  • 00:20:25.130 --> 00:20:27.230
  • THIS. REALLY LISTEN TO ME ON THIS.
  • 00:20:27.260 --> 00:20:30.230
  • WHEN YOU'RE GOING THROUGH THLIPSIS, LISTEN TO WHAT
  • 00:20:30.260 --> 00:20:32.260
  • PAUL SAYS, ESSENTIALLY THAT EVERY MESS
  • 00:20:32.290 --> 00:20:35.020
  • TURNS INTO A MESSAGE.
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  • AND EVERY WRECK IS JUST AN OPPORTUNITY FOR GOD'S
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  • PRESENCE TO WRECK ME IN A GOOD WAY.
  • 00:20:39.290 --> 00:20:42.290
  • THAT'S "SLANGUAGE".
  • 00:20:43.020 --> 00:20:44.140
  • BUT LISTEN TO THIS, THLIPSIS REALLY HEAR ME,
  • 00:20:44.170 --> 00:20:47.150
  • I'M DRAWING TO A CLOSE.
  • 00:20:47.180 --> 00:20:49.260
  • DID YOU KNOW ASTROPHYSICALLY FOR A
  • 00:20:49.290 --> 00:20:54.030
  • STAR TO BE BORN, ONE THING MUST HAPPEN.
  • 00:20:54.060 --> 00:20:57.230
  • FOR A STAR TO BE BORN, ONE THING MUST HAPPEN.
  • 00:20:57.260 --> 00:21:01.000
  • SCIENTISTS AND ASTRONOMERS TELL US FOR A STAR TO BE
  • 00:21:01.030 --> 00:21:03.120
  • BORN, ONE THING MUST HAPPEN.
  • 00:21:03.150 --> 00:21:07.210
  • A GASEOUS NEBULA MUST COLLAPSE.
  • 00:21:07.240 --> 00:21:12.010
  • A GASEOUS NEBULA MUST COLLAPSE.
  • 00:21:12.040 --> 00:21:16.050
  • SO FOR A STAR TO BE BORN, ONE THING MUST HAPPEN, A
  • 00:21:16.080 --> 00:21:19.210
  • GASEOUS NEBULA MUST COLLAPSE.
  • 00:21:19.240 --> 00:21:23.120
  • SO? COLLAPSE.
  • 00:21:23.150 --> 00:21:27.100
  • IT'S NOT YOUR DESTRUCTION; IT'S YOUR BIRTH.
  • 00:21:27.130 --> 00:21:33.220
  • THE THLIPSIS THAT IS CRUSHING YOU, COLLAPSING
  • 00:21:33.250 --> 00:21:37.030
  • YOU, GOD SAYS YOU THINK IT'S YOUR DESTRUCTION?
  • 00:21:37.060 --> 00:21:40.060
  • OH, MY GOODNESS, IT'S YOUR BIRTH.
  • 00:21:40.090 --> 00:21:45.250
  • THE THLIPSIS THAT YOU'RE UNDERGOING NOW IS MEANT TO
  • 00:21:45.280 --> 00:21:48.070
  • MAKE YOU A DANIEL 12:3 STAR THAT'S SHINING FORTH IN THE
  • 00:21:48.100 --> 00:21:51.150
  • KINGDOM OF HEAVEN.
  • 00:21:51.180 --> 00:21:54.000
  • SO MY HEART FOR US IS THAT WE WOULD GO INTO THE WORLD
  • 00:21:54.030 --> 00:21:56.190
  • AND BE A TASTE TEST FOR THE KINGDOM OF GOD.
  • 00:21:56.220 --> 00:21:59.200
  • SO WOULD "Z" COME UP AT THIS TIME.
  • 00:21:59.230 --> 00:22:02.110
  • I NEED A LITTLE MUSIC BECAUSE BRING OUT THE
  • 00:22:02.140 --> 00:22:04.120
  • MENSTRUAL THAT I MAY PROPHESY, ELIJAH SAID.
  • 00:22:04.150 --> 00:22:06.150
  • WOULD YOU STAND WITH ME PLEASE. LISTEN,
  • 00:22:06.180 --> 00:22:09.240
  • 900 TIMES, THE BIBLE SPEAKS ABOUT YOUR HEART.
  • 00:22:09.270 --> 00:22:15.070
  • IT IS THE SUM, THE SEAT, THE CENTER OF WHO YOU ARE.
  • 00:22:15.100 --> 00:22:17.160
  • IT IS THE NEXUS OF YOUR EMOTIONAL EXISTENCE.
  • 00:22:17.190 --> 00:22:20.110
  • NINE HUNDRED TIMES THE BIBLE SPEAKS OF YOUR HEART.
  • 00:22:20.140 --> 00:22:22.290
  • AND MAYBE YOUR HEART HAS BEEN BROKEN AND COLLAPSING
  • 00:22:23.020 --> 00:22:25.090
  • UNDER THLIPSIS TODAY.
  • 00:22:25.120 --> 00:22:27.040
  • LISTEN TO THIS, LISTEN TO THIS.
  • 00:22:27.070 --> 00:22:28.210
  • DON'T MISS IT. I NEED YOUR ATTENTION.
  • 00:22:28.240 --> 00:22:31.110
  • THLIPSIS, BROKEN HEART, 900 TIMES THE BIBLE
  • 00:22:31.140 --> 00:22:34.230
  • SPEAKS OF YOUR HEART.
  • 00:22:34.260 --> 00:22:37.000
  • DID YOU KNOW THE PHRASE "A BROKEN HEART" COMES FROM
  • 00:22:37.030 --> 00:22:43.010
  • ANCIENT HEBREW BIBLICAL LITERATURE?
  • 00:22:43.040 --> 00:22:47.110
  • THE BIBLE INVENTED THE WORD BROKEN HEART, THE PHRASE
  • 00:22:47.140 --> 00:22:49.220
  • BROKEN HEART, SO IF ANYONE KNOWS WHAT A BROKEN HEART
  • 00:22:49.250 --> 00:22:53.150
  • IS LIKE, IT'S THE AUTHOR OF THAT BOOK.
  • 00:22:53.180 --> 00:22:57.040
  • THE PHRASE A BROKEN HEART ACTUALLY ORIGINATES FROM
  • 00:22:57.070 --> 00:22:59.160
  • ANCIENT HEBREW BIBLICAL LITERATURE, AND
  • 00:22:59.190 --> 00:23:02.030
  • 900 TIMES THE BIBLE SPEAKS OF YOUR HEART.
  • 00:23:02.060 --> 00:23:05.040
  • NOW, AS MEN AND WOMEN BOTH MADE IN THE IMAGE OF GOD,
  • 00:23:05.070 --> 00:23:07.270
  • WE PROCESS GRIEF IN DIFFERENT WAYS.
  • 00:23:08.000 --> 00:23:11.190
  • NOW, I'M GONNA PAINT VERY STEREOTYPICALLY WITH BROAD
  • 00:23:11.220 --> 00:23:13.220
  • STROKES HERE, BUT ISN'T IT INTERESTING HOW IN GENESIS,
  • 00:23:13.250 --> 00:23:17.000
  • WHEN JOSEPH HAD DREAMS, JACOB HEARD HIS SON'S
  • 00:23:17.030 --> 00:23:24.000
  • DREAMS AND LISTEN, IT SAYS IN GENESIS, HE THOUGHT
  • 00:23:24.030 --> 00:23:27.020
  • ABOUT THESE THINGS. DO YOU FOLLOW?
  • 00:23:27.050 --> 00:23:29.170
  • IT SAYS HE THOUGHT ABOUT THESE THINGS.
  • 00:23:29.200 --> 00:23:32.150
  • FAST FORWARD TO THE NEW TESTAMENT.
  • 00:23:32.180 --> 00:23:34.030
  • WHEN MARY, JESUS' MOTHER, HEARD ABOUT HER SON JESUS,
  • 00:23:34.060 --> 00:23:41.070
  • IT SAYS SHE KEPT THESE THINGS IN HER HEART.
  • 00:23:41.100 --> 00:23:45.150
  • SO WHEN JACOB IS HEARING ABOUT HIS SON, JOSEPH, IT
  • 00:23:45.180 --> 00:23:50.000
  • SAYS HE THOUGHT ABOUT THESE THINGS WHEN HE
  • 00:23:50.030 --> 00:23:51.280
  • HEARD THE DREAMS.
  • 00:23:52.010 --> 00:23:54.070
  • WHEN MARY HEARS ABOUT JESUS, HER SON, IT SAYS SHE
  • 00:23:54.100 --> 00:23:57.270
  • KEPT OR PONDERED THESE THINGS IN HER HEART.
  • 00:23:58.000 --> 00:24:01.030
  • NOW, I'M TALKING VERY STEREOTYPICALLY HERE AND
  • 00:24:01.060 --> 00:24:03.140
  • JUST LIKE BROAD STROKES, BUT PHYSIOLOGICALLY AND
  • 00:24:03.170 --> 00:24:08.010
  • PSYCHOLOGICALLY WHEN WE'RE TALKING ABOUT THE CRANIAL
  • 00:24:08.040 --> 00:24:10.090
  • PACKAGE OF MEN AND WOMEN, A LOT OF TIMES MEN
  • 00:24:10.120 --> 00:24:12.260
  • TEND TO THINK RATIONALLY WITH THEIR BRAIN AND WOMEN
  • 00:24:12.290 --> 00:24:16.230
  • TEND TO THINK EMOTIONALLY WITH THEIR HEART.
  • 00:24:16.260 --> 00:24:19.230
  • WHICH IS BETTER?
  • 00:24:19.260 --> 00:24:21.000
  • THEY'RE BOTH IMPORTANT.
  • 00:24:21.030 --> 00:24:22.040
  • THEY'RE BOTH IN THE IMAGE OF GOD.
  • 00:24:22.070 --> 00:24:23.070
  • THEY'RE BOTH DIFFERENT SIDES TO GOD.
  • 00:24:23.100 --> 00:24:25.010
  • THEY'RE BOTH EQUALLY GOOD AND THEY CAN BOTH BE
  • 00:24:25.040 --> 00:24:26.200
  • EQUALLY DELETERIOUS AND HARMFUL.
  • 00:24:26.230 --> 00:24:29.190
  • NOW I KNOW I'M PAINTING WITH BROAD STROKES HERE.
  • 00:24:29.220 --> 00:24:31.050
  • DON'T MISUNDERSTAND ME.
  • 00:24:31.080 --> 00:24:33.070
  • BUT JACOB, HE THOUGHT ABOUT THESE THINGS.
  • 00:24:33.100 --> 00:24:35.170
  • MARY, SHE PONDERED THESE THINGS IN HER HEART.
  • 00:24:35.200 --> 00:24:37.240
  • AND I KNOW THAT ALL OF US, LIKE, WE PROCESS GRIEF
  • 00:24:37.270 --> 00:24:40.170
  • IN DIFFERENT WAYS.
  • 00:24:40.200 --> 00:24:42.170
  • SOME OF US TRY TO THINK OUR WAY OUT OF DEPRESSION.
  • 00:24:42.200 --> 00:24:45.150
  • SOME OF US TRY TO FEEL OUR WAY OUT OF THLIPSIS.
  • 00:24:45.180 --> 00:24:49.080
  • BUT THE REALITY IS WHAT WE ALL NEED IS THE GOD OF
  • 00:24:49.110 --> 00:24:52.210
  • HUPOMONE, WHO FOR MEN AND WOMEN ALIKE IS GOING TO SAY
  • 00:24:52.240 --> 00:24:56.130
  • I HAVE BEEN FAITHFUL IN YOUR PAST.
  • 00:24:56.160 --> 00:25:00.250
  • I AM GOING TO BE FAITH FILLED IN YOUR FUTURE SO
  • 00:25:00.280 --> 00:25:04.000
  • YOU CAN BE FULFILLED TODAY.
  • 00:25:04.030 --> 00:25:06.280
  • IT DOESN'T MATTER IF YOU'RE MALE OR FEMALE, IT DOESN'T
  • 00:25:07.010 --> 00:25:09.270
  • MATTER IF YOU'RE SLAVE OR FREE.
  • 00:25:10.000 --> 00:25:12.160
  • IT DOESN'T MATTER IF YOU'RE SCYTHIAN OR BARBARIAN.
  • 00:25:12.190 --> 00:25:15.140
  • IT DOESN'T MATTER WHAT AGE YOU ARE.
  • 00:25:15.170 --> 00:25:17.230
  • IT DOESN'T MATTER WHAT STAGE OF LIFE YOU'RE IN.
  • 00:25:17.260 --> 00:25:20.120
  • IT DOESN'T MATTER BECAUSE YOU ARE ALL MADE IN THE
  • 00:25:20.150 --> 00:25:22.220
  • IMAGE OF GOD, AND I'M NOT HOLDING OUT ON YOU.
  • 00:25:22.250 --> 00:25:25.050
  • AND IF I GAVE YOU JESUS, I WILL FREELY GIVE YOU
  • 00:25:25.080 --> 00:25:27.200
  • EVERYTHING ELSE.
  • 00:25:27.230 --> 00:25:29.150
  • SO MY HEART FOR YOU IS THAT YOU WOULD GO YOUR WAY
  • 00:25:29.180 --> 00:25:32.120
  • SAYING I'M GONNA GLORY IN TRIBULATION BECAUSE
  • 00:25:32.150 --> 00:25:35.280
  • TRIBULATION PRODUCES PATIENCE, AND PATIENCE
  • 00:25:36.010 --> 00:25:39.150
  • PRODUCES EXPERIENCE, AND EXPERIENCE PRODUCES HOPE,
  • 00:25:39.180 --> 00:25:43.010
  • AND HOPE NEVER, HOPE NEVER, HOPE NEVER MAKES ASHAMED
  • 00:25:43.040 --> 00:25:47.160
  • BECAUSE OF THE LOVE OF GOD SPREAD ABROAD IN OUR HEARTS
  • 00:25:47.190 --> 00:25:50.280
  • BY THE HOLY GHOST, WHICH IS GIVEN UNTO US.
  • 00:25:51.010 --> 00:25:53.100
  • WHAT PAUL IS SAYING IS PAIN MAKES YOU STRONGER!
  • 00:25:53.130 --> 00:25:56.220
  • TEARS MAKE YOU BRAVER!
  • 00:25:56.250 --> 00:25:59.020
  • HEARTBREAK MAKES YOU WISER!
  • 00:25:59.050 --> 00:26:01.120
  • SO THANK YOUR PAST FOR A BETTER FUTURE.
  • 00:26:01.150 --> 00:26:04.080
  • PAIN IS WEAKNESS LEAVING THE BODY
  • 00:26:04.110 --> 00:26:06.200
  • AND SWEAT IS FAT CRYING.
  • 00:26:06.230 --> 00:26:08.170
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:26:08.200 --> 00:26:12.130
  • AND WHAT THE ENEMY MEANS TO CRUSH YOU, THE LORD SAYS
  • 00:26:12.160 --> 00:26:16.050
  • WHEN THE ENEMY TRIES TO COLLAPSE YOU, A STAR IS
  • 00:26:16.080 --> 00:26:18.210
  • BEING BORN, SO WE WILL GLORY IN TRIBULATION AND
  • 00:26:18.240 --> 00:26:22.120
  • WE WILL REJOICE IN HOPE BECAUSE THE GOD OF HOPE
  • 00:26:22.150 --> 00:26:25.020
  • NEVER, NEVER, NEVER FAILS.
  • 00:26:25.050 --> 00:26:31.060
  • OUR GOAL IS TO CREATE POCKETS OF HEAVEN ON PLANET
  • 00:26:32.160 --> 00:26:35.060
  • EARTH AND TO CREATE OUTPOST FOR THE KINGDOM
  • 00:26:35.090 --> 00:26:37.180
  • AS HOPE GENERATORS.
  • 00:26:37.210 --> 00:26:39.290
  • SO GLAD YOU'VE TUNED IN, AND WE CAN'T WAIT TO
  • 00:26:40.020 --> 00:26:42.070
  • SEE YOU NEXT TIME.
  • 00:26:42.100 --> 00:26:44.080
  • WE'LL SEE YOU LATER, HOPE GENERATORS.
  • 00:26:44.110 --> 00:26:47.050
  • [MUSIC]
  • 00:26:47.080 --> 00:26:59.230
  • WORDS FAIL ME WHEN I TRY TO ARTICULATE HOW GRATEFUL
  • 00:27:00.130 --> 00:27:02.230
  • I AM TO YOU HOPE GENERATORS WHO HAVE GIVEN
  • 00:27:02.260 --> 00:27:05.050
  • FINANCIALLY TO THIS SHOW.
  • 00:27:05.080 --> 00:27:06.290
  • KNOW THAT ANY OF YOUR DONATIONS DON'T
  • 00:27:07.020 --> 00:27:08.170
  • GO TO MY POCKET.
  • 00:27:08.200 --> 00:27:10.030
  • IT GOES DIRECTLY INTO THIS SHOW TO CONTINUE TO AIR THE
  • 00:27:10.060 --> 00:27:12.230
  • MESSAGE OF THE GOD OF HOPE ACROSS THE GLOBE.
  • 00:27:12.260 --> 00:27:15.140
  • IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO GIVE, YOU CAN VISIT:
  • 00:27:15.170 --> 00:27:18.220
  • AND DONATE ON THE INTERNET,
  • 00:27:18.250 --> 00:27:20.030
  • YOU CAN TEXT AN AMOUNT TO THE NUMBER YOU SEE
  • 00:27:20.060 --> 00:27:21.250
  • ON THE SCREEN, OR YOU CAN SIMPLY MAIL A CHECK
  • 00:27:21.280 --> 00:27:24.080
  • TO THIS ADDRESS.
  • 00:27:24.110 --> 00:27:25.210
  • THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR MAKING HOPE GEN POSSIBLE.
  • 00:27:25.240 --> 00:27:28.180