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Everything Serves His Plan

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November 10, 2019
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Joel Osteen

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  • - JOEL OSTEEN. WELL,
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  • GOD BLESS YOU.
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  • ALWAYS A JOY TO COME INTO YOUR
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  • HOMES, AND IF YOU'RE EVER IN OUR
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  • AREA, PLEASE STOP BY, BE A PART
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  • OF ONE OF OUR SERVICES.
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  • I PROMISE YOU, WE'LL MAKE YOU
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  • FEEL RIGHT AT HOME.
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  • FUNNY, AND I HEARD ABOUT THESE
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  • TWO MEN, ARCHIE AND JACK, THEY
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  • HAD DEBATED THEIR WHOLE LIFE AS
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  • TO WHETHER JESUS
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  • WAS WHITE OR BLACK.
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  • ARCHIE WAS CERTAIN HE WAS WHITE
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  • AND, JACK WAS JUST AS SURE HE
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  • WAS BLACK.
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  • AS FATE WOULD HAVE IT, THEY BOTH
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  • DIED ON THE SAME DAY, RUSHED
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  • TO THE PEARLY GATES.
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  • THEY SAID, "ST. PETER,
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  • PLEASE, WE'VE BEEN
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  • ARGUING OUR WHOLE LIFE.
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  • TELL US, IS JESUS WHITE,
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  • OR IS HE BLACK."
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  • ABOUT THAT TIME, JESUS STEPPED
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  • SAY IT LIKE YOU MEAN IT.
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  • THIS IS MY BIBLE.
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  • I AM WHAT IT SAYS I AM.
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  • I HAVE WHAT IT SAYS I HAVE.
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  • I CAN DO WHAT IT SAYS I CAN DO.
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  • TODAY I WILL BE TAUGHT THE WORD
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  • OF GOD.
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  • I BOLDLY CONFESS, MY MIND IS
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  • ALERT, MY HEART IS RECEPTIVE.
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  • IN JESUS' NAME.
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  • GOD BLESS YOU.
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  • I WANT TO TALK TO YOU TODAY
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  • ABOUT HOW EVERYTHING SERVES
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  • HIS PLAN.
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  • WE ALL HAVE THINGS HAPPEN TO US
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  • IN LIFE THAT WE DON'T
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  • UNDERSTAND, THINGS THAT ARE
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  • DOORS THAT HAVE CLOSED.
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  • WE WORKED HARD, BUT WE DIDN'T
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  • GET THE PROMOTION, OR PEOPLE
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  • THAT HAVE TURNED ON US.
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  • A CO-WORKER SAID UNTRUE THINGS,
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  • AND NOW IT'S SET US BACK.
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  • IT'S EASY TO LIVE FRUSTRATED
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  • AND FIGHT AGAINST EVERYTHING WE
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  • DON'T LIKE.
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  • "GOD, WHY IS THIS HAPPENING?
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  • WHEN ARE YOU GOING
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  • TO TURN IT AROUND?"
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  • WE THINK THAT IT'S HOLDING US
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  • BACK, BUT PSALM 119 SAYS,
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  • EVERYTHING SERVES HIS PLAN, NOT
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  • JUST THE GOOD THINGS, NOT JUST
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  • THE TIMES YOU'RE PROMOTED,
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  • THE TIMES THINGS ARE CHANGING
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  • IN YOUR FAVOR.
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  • WE KNOW THAT SERVING GOD'S PLAN,
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  • WE'RE MOVING FORWARD.
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  • WHAT WE DON'T ALWAYS REALIZE IS,
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  • THE DELAYS ARE SERVING HIS PLAN.
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  • THE BETRAYALS ARE SERVING
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  • HIS PLAN.
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  • THE PERSON THAT WALKED AWAY
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  • IS SERVING HIS PLAN.
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  • THAT DOOR THAT CLOSED, THAT
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  • CONTRACT THAT DIDN'T GO THROUGH,
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  • IF THAT WOULDN'T HAVE HAPPENED,
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  • YOU COULDN'T REACH YOUR DESTINY.
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  • YOU WANTED IT SO BADLY, WHAT YOU
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  • COULDN'T SEE WAS, GOD HAD
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  • SOMETHING BETTER.
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  • HE LOVES YOU TOO MUCH TO LET YOU
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  • MISS YOUR PURPOSE.
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  • YOU MAY NOT LIKE IT.
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  • IT DOESN'T SEEM FAIR, BUT IT'S
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  • SERVING HIS PLAN.
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  • THAT SILENT SEASON, WHERE YOU'RE
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  • DOING THE RIGHT THING,
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  • AND NOTHING IS IMPROVING, YOU'RE
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  • BEING OVERLOOKED, PEOPLE
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  • WITH LESS EXPERIENCE, LESS
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  • TALENT PASSING YOU BY, THAT'S
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  • AN IMPORTANT TIME.
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  • YOU'RE BEING DEVELOPED.
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  • YOU'RE GETTING STRONGER.
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  • WITHOUT THAT SEASON, YOU
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  • WOULDN'T BE PREPARED FOR WHAT'S
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  • COMING.
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  • AND WHEN YOU UNDERSTAND THAT
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  • EVERYTHING SERVES HIS PLAN, THEN
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  • YOU WON'T LIVE FRUSTRATED WHEN
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  • SOMETHING UNFAIR HAPPENS.
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  • YOU WON'T GET UPSET BECAUSE YOU
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  • DIDN'T GET YOUR WAY.
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  • YOU REALIZED THE CLOSED DOOR
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  • WASN'T A BAD BREAK, IT WAS GOD
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  • SHUTTING THE DOOR.
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  • THE PERSON THAT WALKED AWAY
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  • WASN'T A COINCIDENCE.
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  • IT WAS GOD MOVING THEM AWAY.
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  • THEY WERE SERVING HIS PLAN.
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  • WHEN SOMEONE SERVES YOU DINNER,
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  • THEY'RE DOING YOU A FAVOR.
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  • THEY BRING YOU THE FOOD.
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  • THEY MAKE SURE YOU HAVE WATER.
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  • THEY CLEAN UP THE DISHES.
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  • THEY'RE WORKING FOR YOU,
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  • HELPING YOU.
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  • WE NEED TO SEE DIFFICULTIES
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  • IN A NEW LIGHT.
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  • THAT PERSON AT THE OFFICE THAT'S
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  • AGAINST YOU, ALWAYS TRYING
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  • TO MAKE YOU LOOK BAD, NEXT TIME
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  • THEY DO SOMETHING UNFAIR,
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  • INSTEAD OF BEING UPSET,
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  • UNDER YOUR BREATH JUST WHISPER,
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  • "THANK YOU.
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  • YOU JUST SERVED ME."
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  • YOU CAN'T REACH YOUR DESTINY
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  • WITHOUT OPPOSITION,
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  • WITHOUT CLOSED DOORS,
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  • WITHOUT BETRAYALS.
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  • WHY ARE YOU UPSET OVER SOMETHING
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  • THAT'S DESIGNED TO MOVE YOU
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  • FORWARD?
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  • IT MAY BE UNCOMFORTABLE, YOU MAY
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  • NOT LIKE IT, BUT IT'S SERVING
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  • YOU.
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  • GOD WOULDN'T HAVE ALLOWED IT IF
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  • HE DIDN'T HAVE A PURPOSE.
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  • NOTHING CAN HAPPEN TO YOU
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  • WITHOUT HIS PERMISSION.
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  • BEFORE JESUS COULD BE CRUCIFIED
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  • AND RISE FROM THE DEAD, HE HAD
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  • TO BE BETRAYED.
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  • SOMEBODY HAD TO MAKE THINGS UP,
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  • SAY BAD THINGS ABOUT HIM.
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  • HE HAD DONE NO WRONG.
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  • IF EVERYONE WOULD'VE LOVED
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  • JESUS, IF EVERYONE WOULD
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  • HAVE BEEN FOR HIM,
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  • WE WOULDN'T HAVE SALVATION.
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  • PART OF THE PLAN FOR HIS LIFE
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  • WAS TO HAVE OPPOSITION, PEOPLE
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  • THAT DIDN'T UNDERSTAND HIM.
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  • IT'S NOT A COINCIDENCE THAT
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  • JUDAS, ONE OF HIS 12 DISCIPLES,
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  • A PERSON JESUS HAD HANDPICKED,
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  • DECIDED TO BETRAY HIM.
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  • JUDAS DIDN'T COME UP WITH THAT
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  • ON HIS OWN.
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  • HE WAS A PAWN IN THE HAND
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  • OF GOD.
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  • HE WAS SERVING JESUS'S DESTINY.
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  • WHAT IF JESUS WOULD'VE SAID,
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  • "FATHER, THIS ISN'T FAIR.
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  • I'M DOING THE RIGHT THING,
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  • BUT MY OWN DISCIPLE BETRAYED
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  • ME."
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  • NO, JESUS UNDERSTOOD,
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  • WITHOUT THE BETRAYAL, HE
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  • COULDN'T FULFILL HIS PURPOSE.
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  • AND WHEN THE SOLDIERS CAME
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  • TO ARREST JESUS, THEY DIDN'T
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  • KNOW WHAT HE LOOKED LIKE.
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  • JUDAS SAID, "I'LL IDENTIFY HIM
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  • BY GIVING HIM A KISS."
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  • JUDAS WALKED OVER LIKE NOTHING
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  • WAS WRONG AND GREETED JESUS
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  • WITH A KISS.
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  • THAT KISS NOT ONLY POINTED JESUS
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  • OUT, BUT IT WAS A SIGNIFICANT
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  • MOMENT THAT HELPED UNLOCK HIS
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  • DESTINY.
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  • YOU COULD SAY THAT JUDAS DID
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  • MORE FOR JESUS THAN ANY
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  • OF THE OTHER DISCIPLES.
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  • WITHOUT THE BETRAYAL, WE
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  • WOULDN'T HAVE SALVATION.
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  • NONE OF US LIKE OPPOSITION.
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  • PEOPLE COMING AGAINST US, TRYING
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  • TO MAKE US LOOK BAD.
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  • HOW DO YOU KNOW THAT JUDAS'S
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  • KISS IS NOT ABOUT TO UNLOCK YOUR
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  • DESTINY?
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  • HOW DO YOU KNOW THAT CLOSED
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  • DOOR, THAT BAD BREAK, THAT
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  • DISAPPOINTMENT IS NOT SETTING
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  • YOU UP FOR SOMETHING THAT YOU'VE
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  • NEVER SEEN?
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  • YOU MAY NOT LIKE IT, BUT IT'S
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  • SERVING HIS PLAN.
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  • THAT CO-WORKER THAT ALWAYS GETS
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  • ON YOUR NERVES.
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  • YOU'VE BEEN PRAYING FOR SIX
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  • YEARS FOR GOD TO MOVE THEM AWAY.
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  • YOU KNOW WHY THEY HAVEN'T MOVED?
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  • THEY'RE SERVING YOU.
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  • GOD IS USING THEM LIKE SANDPAPER
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  • TO RUB THE ROUGH EDGES
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  • OFF OF YOU.
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  • YOU'RE GROWING.
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  • YOU'RE LEARNING TO BE KIND,
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  • AN OFFENSE.
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  • THE SCRIPTURE SAYS OUR STEPS ARE
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  • BEING ORDERED BY THE LORD.
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  • IT DOESN'T SAY THEY'RE
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  • BEING SUGGESTED.
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  • IF YOU WEREN'T SUPPOSED TO BE
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  • THERE, YOU WOULDN'T BE THERE.
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  • GOD ALLOWED IT BECAUSE
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  • IT'S NECESSARY TO MOVE YOU
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  • INTO YOUR PURPOSE.
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  • DON'T BE UPSET OVER THAT PERSON
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  • THAT'S TRYING TO MAKE YOU
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  • LOOK BAD.
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  • YOU NEED THEM
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  • TO REACH YOUR DESTINY.
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  • DON'T BE DISCOURAGED
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  • IT WASN'T A COINCIDENCE.
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  • IT'S POSITIONING YOU
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  • FOR SOMETHING BIGGER.
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  • GOD DOESN'T TAKE US
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  • IN A STRAIGHT LINE, FROM A TO B
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  • TO C.
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  • SOMETIMES HE'LL TAKE YOU FROM A
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  • TO B, THEN UP TO M, THEN BACK
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  • TO D, THEN UP TO R.
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  • IT MAY NOT MAKE SENSE.
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  • SOMETIMES IT'S GOING TO FEEL
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  • LIKE YOU'RE GOING BACKWARDS.
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  • YOU HAVE TO TRUST HIM WHEN YOU
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  • DON'T UNDERSTAND.
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  • YOU HAVE TO KNOW EVERYTHING IS
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  • SERVING HIS PLAN.
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  • THAT'S WHY PAUL SAID, "ALL
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  • THINGS WORK TOGETHER FOR GOOD
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  • TO THOSE THAT LOVE THE LORD."
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  • ALL THINGS MAY NOT BE GOOD.
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  • THE SICKNESS ISN'T GOOD.
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  • THE LOSS ISN'T GOOD,
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  • BUT THE PROMISE IS, IT'S GOING
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  • TO WORK OUT FOR YOUR GOOD.
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  • NOW THE TEST IS, WHILE GOD IS
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  • WORKING IT OUT, WHILE IT'S NOT
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  • GOOD, WILL YOU STAY IN FAITH?
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  • WHEN YOU DON'T SEE ANY SIGN
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  • OF IT IMPROVING, WHEN IT'S
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  • UNFAIR, WHEN IT'S UNCOMFORTABLE,
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  • WILL YOU BELIEVE THAT GOD IS
  • 00:07:38.200 --> 00:07:41.070
  • STILL ON THE THRONE, THAT HE'S
  • 00:07:41.070 --> 00:07:42.220
  • WHAT HE STARTED IN YOUR LIFE,
  • 00:07:44.170 --> 00:07:45.290
  • HE'S GOING TO FINISH?
  • 00:07:45.290 --> 00:07:46.280
  • THIS IS WHAT JOSEPH DID.
  • 00:07:46.280 --> 00:07:49.040
  • AS A TEENAGER, HIS BROTHERS WERE
  • 00:07:49.040 --> 00:07:51.080
  • JEALOUS OF HIM AND THREW HIM
  • 00:07:51.080 --> 00:07:53.140
  • INTO A PIT.
  • 00:07:53.140 --> 00:07:54.210
  • THEY WERE GOING TO LEAVE HIM
  • 00:07:54.210 --> 00:07:56.040
  • THERE TO DIE, BUT THEY SAW
  • 00:07:56.040 --> 00:07:57.180
  • A CARAVAN OF ISHMAELITES
  • 00:07:57.180 --> 00:07:59.010
  • TRAVELING BY, AND THEY DECIDED
  • 00:07:59.010 --> 00:08:00.270
  • TO SELL HIM.
  • 00:08:00.270 --> 00:08:02.050
  • JOSEPH NEVER DREAMED HE WOULD
  • 00:08:02.050 --> 00:08:04.050
  • BECOME A SLAVE, WORKING
  • 00:08:04.050 --> 00:08:05.240
  • IN A FOREIGN COUNTRY.
  • 00:08:05.240 --> 00:08:07.020
  • LOOKED LIKE GOD HAD FORGOTTEN
  • 00:08:07.020 --> 00:08:08.190
  • ABOUT HIM.
  • 00:08:08.190 --> 00:08:09.030
  • OF THE MAN HE WORKED FOR FALSELY
  • 00:08:11.020 --> 00:08:13.080
  • ACCUSED HIM, LIED ABOUT HIM.
  • 00:08:13.080 --> 00:08:15.150
  • HE WAS PUT IN PRISON
  • 00:08:15.150 --> 00:08:16.180
  • FOR SOMETHING THAT HE DIDN'T DO.
  • 00:08:16.180 --> 00:08:17.280
  • JOSEPH HAD PLENTY OF REASONS
  • 00:08:17.280 --> 00:08:20.020
  • TO LIVE BITTER, BUT YOU NEVER
  • 00:08:20.020 --> 00:08:22.200
  • READ WHERE HE COMPLAINED.
  • 00:08:22.200 --> 00:08:23.270
  • YOU NEVER READ WHERE HE HAD
  • 00:08:23.270 --> 00:08:25.220
  • A BAD ATTITUDE.
  • 00:08:25.220 --> 00:08:26.200
  • HE UNDERSTOOD THIS PRINCIPLE
  • 00:08:26.200 --> 00:08:28.230
  • THAT EVERYTHING WAS SERVING HIS
  • 00:08:28.230 --> 00:08:31.120
  • PLAN.
  • 00:08:31.120 --> 00:08:32.200
  • THIRTEEN YEARS LATER, AFTER ALL
  • 00:08:32.200 --> 00:08:35.000
  • THE DETOURS, DELAYS, BETRAYALS,
  • 00:08:35.000 --> 00:08:36.270
  • JUST LIKE GOD PROMISED, HE
  • 00:08:36.270 --> 00:08:38.290
  • BECAME THE PRIME MINISTER
  • 00:08:38.290 --> 00:08:40.200
  • OF EGYPT, AND WHAT'S INTERESTING
  • 00:08:40.200 --> 00:08:42.220
  • IS, IF ANY OF THOSE BAD BREAKS
  • 00:08:42.220 --> 00:08:45.200
  • HAD NOT HAPPENED, IF HIS
  • 00:08:45.200 --> 00:08:47.120
  • BROTHERS HAD NOT BEEN JEALOUS,
  • 00:08:47.120 --> 00:08:49.050
  • IF HE HAD NOT BEEN THROWN
  • 00:08:49.050 --> 00:08:50.260
  • INTO A PIT, IF HE HAD NOT BEEN
  • 00:08:50.260 --> 00:08:53.050
  • SOLD AS A SLAVE, IF THE WIFE HAD
  • 00:08:53.050 --> 00:08:55.090
  • NOT LIED ABOUT HIM, IF HE HAD
  • 00:08:55.090 --> 00:08:57.060
  • NOT BEEN PUT IN PRISON, HE
  • 00:08:57.060 --> 00:08:59.020
  • WOULD'VE NEVER MADE IT
  • 00:08:59.020 --> 00:09:00.130
  • TO THE THRONE.
  • 00:09:00.130 --> 00:09:01.200
  • EVERY STEP WAS NECESSARY.
  • 00:09:01.200 --> 00:09:03.080
  • THEY WERE ALL INSTRUMENTAL,
  • 00:09:03.080 --> 00:09:04.290
  • AND THE THINGS YOU DON'T LIKE,
  • 00:09:04.290 --> 00:09:07.170
  • THE THINGS THAT ARE NOT FAIR,
  • 00:09:07.170 --> 00:09:09.090
  • THE THINGS THAT ARE TAKING
  • 00:09:09.090 --> 00:09:10.230
  • LONGER THAN THEY SHOULD,
  • 00:09:10.230 --> 00:09:12.080
  • LIKE WITH JOSEPH, THEY ARE
  • 00:09:12.080 --> 00:09:14.070
  • SERVING HIS PLAN.
  • 00:09:14.070 --> 00:09:15.150
  • THEY ARE LEADING YOU
  • 00:09:15.150 --> 00:09:16.150
  • MANY YEARS LATER, THE BROTHERS
  • 00:09:18.150 --> 00:09:19.280
  • CAME TO THE PALACE LOOKING
  • 00:09:19.280 --> 00:09:22.150
  • FOR FOOD DURING A GREAT FAMINE.
  • 00:09:22.150 --> 00:09:24.160
  • JOSEPH WAS IN CHARGE
  • 00:09:24.160 --> 00:09:26.080
  • OF THE FOOD SUPPLY.
  • 00:09:26.080 --> 00:09:27.030
  • "DON'T WORRY.
  • 00:09:29.020 --> 00:09:29.190
  • I'M NOT GOING TO HARM YOU.
  • 00:09:29.190 --> 00:09:31.050
  • YOU MEANT THIS FOR EVIL, BUT GOD
  • 00:09:31.050 --> 00:09:33.240
  • INTENDED IT FOR GOOD."
  • 00:09:33.240 --> 00:09:35.100
  • GOD WILL USE PEOPLE BEING
  • 00:09:35.100 --> 00:09:38.000
  • AGAINST YOU TO MOVE YOU
  • 00:09:38.000 --> 00:09:40.210
  • INTO YOUR PURPOSE.
  • 00:09:40.210 --> 00:09:41.280
  • THAT'S WHY YOU SHOULDN'T
  • 00:09:41.280 --> 00:09:43.090
  • TAKE IT PERSONALLY.
  • 00:09:43.090 --> 00:09:44.010
  • YOU NEED A JUDAS'S KISS
  • 00:09:44.010 --> 00:09:46.120
  • TO REACH YOUR DESTINY.
  • 00:09:46.120 --> 00:09:47.110
  • YOU NEED PEOPLE THAT TRY
  • 00:09:47.110 --> 00:09:48.230
  • TO THROW YOU INTO THE PIT,
  • 00:09:48.230 --> 00:09:50.150
  • DISCREDIT YOU, PUSH YOU DOWN,
  • 00:09:50.150 --> 00:09:51.260
  • SO YOU CAN TAKE YOUR THRONE.
  • 00:09:51.260 --> 00:09:53.170
  • IF JOSEPH'S BROTHERS BETRAYING
  • 00:09:53.170 --> 00:09:56.020
  • HIM WOULD'VE KEPT HIM
  • 00:09:56.020 --> 00:09:58.190
  • FROM BECOMING THE PRIME
  • 00:09:58.190 --> 00:10:00.000
  • MINISTER, GOD WOULD'VE NEVER
  • 00:10:00.000 --> 00:10:01.120
  • ALLOWED IT.
  • 00:10:01.120 --> 00:10:02.200
  • PEOPLE CAN'T OVERRIDE WHAT GOD
  • 00:10:02.200 --> 00:10:04.280
  • HAS ORDAINED FOR YOU.
  • 00:10:04.280 --> 00:10:06.220
  • BAD BREAKS, DETOURS, DELAYS,
  • 00:10:06.220 --> 00:10:09.030
  • YOUR DESTINY, JUST THE OPPOSITE,
  • 00:10:11.170 --> 00:10:13.140
  • THEY'RE MOVING YOU INTO YOUR
  • 00:10:13.140 --> 00:10:15.140
  • DESTINY.
  • 00:10:15.140 --> 00:10:16.230
  • FEW YEARS AFTER VICTORIA AND I
  • 00:10:16.230 --> 00:10:18.160
  • WERE MARRIED, WE RECEIVED
  • 00:10:18.160 --> 00:10:19.210
  • AN UNEXPECTED TAX BILL
  • 00:10:19.210 --> 00:10:21.100
  • IN THE MAIL.
  • 00:10:21.100 --> 00:10:22.160
  • THE PERSON THAT DID OUR TAX
  • 00:10:22.160 --> 00:10:24.160
  • RETURNS LIVED IN ANOTHER STATE.
  • 00:10:24.160 --> 00:10:26.070
  • HE WAS UNFAMILIAR WITH A CERTAIN
  • 00:10:26.070 --> 00:10:28.150
  • LAW IN TEXAS.
  • 00:10:28.150 --> 00:10:29.190
  • NOW WE OWED THOUSANDS
  • 00:10:29.190 --> 00:10:31.030
  • OF DOLLARS.
  • 00:10:31.030 --> 00:10:31.260
  • WE WERE A YOUNG COUPLE SAVING
  • 00:10:31.260 --> 00:10:33.230
  • UP FOR A DOWN PAYMENT
  • 00:10:33.230 --> 00:10:35.120
  • ON A HOUSE.
  • 00:10:35.120 --> 00:10:36.190
  • THIS WAS GOING TO TAKE ALL
  • 00:10:36.190 --> 00:10:37.160
  • OF OUR FUNDS.
  • 00:10:37.160 --> 00:10:38.000
  • NOT ONLY THAT, ABOUT HALF
  • 00:10:38.000 --> 00:10:39.260
  • OF WHAT WE OWED WAS BECAUSE
  • 00:10:39.260 --> 00:10:42.050
  • OF PENALTIES.
  • 00:10:42.050 --> 00:10:43.130
  • I THOUGHT, "GOD,
  • 00:10:43.130 --> 00:10:44.160
  • THIS IS NOT FAIR.
  • 00:10:44.160 --> 00:10:45.080
  • I HIRED A PROFESSIONAL.
  • 00:10:45.080 --> 00:10:46.180
  • HE MESSED UP.
  • 00:10:46.180 --> 00:10:48.090
  • NOW I'M HAVING TO PAY
  • 00:10:48.090 --> 00:10:49.140
  • FOR HIS MISTAKES."
  • 00:10:49.140 --> 00:10:50.030
  • WE ENDED UP FINDING A MAN
  • 00:10:50.030 --> 00:10:51.230
  • TO HELP US GET IT
  • 00:10:51.230 --> 00:10:53.050
  • STRAIGHTENED OUT.
  • 00:10:53.050 --> 00:10:54.230
  • HE'S A TAX ATTORNEY.
  • 00:10:54.230 --> 00:10:56.000
  • FOR SEVERAL WEEKS HE WAS AT OUR
  • 00:10:56.000 --> 00:10:58.040
  • HOUSE EVERY NIGHT FOR HOURS.
  • 00:10:58.040 --> 00:10:59.200
  • WE WERE GOING OVER DOCUMENTS,
  • 00:10:59.200 --> 00:11:01.210
  • FILLING OUT NEW FORMS, AND WE
  • 00:11:01.210 --> 00:11:04.020
  • BECAME GOOD FRIENDS.
  • 00:11:04.020 --> 00:11:05.100
  • WELL 10 YEARS LATER, I WAS
  • 00:11:05.100 --> 00:11:07.110
  • WORKING AT THE CHURCH FOR
  • 00:11:07.110 --> 00:11:09.130
  • MY FATHER, IN THE TELEVISION
  • 00:11:09.130 --> 00:11:10.120
  • DEPARTMENT.
  • 00:11:10.120 --> 00:11:11.010
  • SOMEONE OFFERED US
  • 00:11:11.010 --> 00:11:12.230
  • A CONSTRUCTION PERMIT
  • 00:11:12.230 --> 00:11:14.160
  • FOR THE LAST FULL POWER
  • 00:11:14.160 --> 00:11:16.230
  • TELEVISION STATION IN HOUSTON.
  • 00:11:16.230 --> 00:11:18.180
  • A STATION IN A BIG MARKET
  • 00:11:18.180 --> 00:11:20.090
  • OF COURSE IS VERY VALUABLE,
  • 00:11:20.090 --> 00:11:21.210
  • BUT I DIDN'T KNOW ANYTHING
  • 00:11:21.210 --> 00:11:23.110
  • ABOUT BUYING A CONSTRUCTION
  • 00:11:23.110 --> 00:11:24.220
  • PERMIT.
  • 00:11:24.220 --> 00:11:26.010
  • THEN I THOUGHT, I'LL CALL MY
  • 00:11:26.010 --> 00:11:28.040
  • ATTORNEY FRIEND, THE ONE I MET
  • 00:11:28.040 --> 00:11:30.080
  • DURING THE TAX ISSUE.
  • 00:11:30.080 --> 00:11:31.160
  • SIX MONTHS LATER, WE HAD
  • 00:11:31.160 --> 00:11:33.080
  • A SIGNED CONTRACT.
  • 00:11:33.080 --> 00:11:34.100
  • WE OWN THE STATION.
  • 00:11:34.100 --> 00:11:35.180
  • WE PUT IT ON THE AIR.
  • 00:11:35.180 --> 00:11:37.100
  • EVERYTHING WAS GREAT.
  • 00:11:37.100 --> 00:11:38.180
  • EVENTUALLY, MY FATHER WENT TO BE
  • 00:11:38.180 --> 00:11:40.080
  • WITH THE LORD, AND I BECAME
  • 00:11:40.080 --> 00:11:41.290
  • THE PASTOR, WAS THREE YEARS
  • 00:11:41.290 --> 00:11:43.160
  • AFTER THAT WE ACQUIRED
  • 00:11:43.160 --> 00:11:44.250
  • THE COMPAQ CENTER.
  • 00:11:44.250 --> 00:11:46.030
  • IT WAS GOING TO COST $100
  • 00:11:46.030 --> 00:11:47.270
  • MILLION TO RENOVATE.
  • 00:11:47.270 --> 00:11:48.240
  • WE DECIDED TO SELL THE STATION.
  • 00:11:48.240 --> 00:11:51.080
  • WE SOLD IT FOR
  • 00:11:51.080 --> 00:11:53.130
  • A SIGNIFICANT PROFIT.
  • 00:11:53.130 --> 00:11:54.060
  • IN US RENOVATING THIS FACILITY.
  • 00:11:56.090 --> 00:11:58.210
  • BUT IT ALL STARTED WITH
  • 00:11:58.210 --> 00:12:01.130
  • THE TAX ISSUE.
  • 00:12:01.130 --> 00:12:02.080
  • I COULDN'T SEE IT AT THE TIME.
  • 00:12:02.080 --> 00:12:04.140
  • I THOUGHT IT WAS A BAD BREAK.
  • 00:12:04.140 --> 00:12:06.070
  • I REALIZE NOW, IT WAS
  • 00:12:06.070 --> 00:12:08.230
  • ALL SERVING HIS PLAN.
  • 00:12:08.230 --> 00:12:10.100
  • IF I HADN'T HAVE HAD THE TAX
  • 00:12:10.100 --> 00:12:13.000
  • PROBLEM, I WOULD'VE NEVER MET MY
  • 00:12:13.000 --> 00:12:15.100
  • ATTORNEY FRIEND.
  • 00:12:15.100 --> 00:12:16.180
  • WITHOUT THE ATTORNEY, I WOULD'VE
  • 00:12:16.180 --> 00:12:18.060
  • NEVER PURSUED THE STATION.
  • 00:12:18.060 --> 00:12:19.150
  • WITHOUT THE STATION, WE MAY NOT
  • 00:12:19.150 --> 00:12:21.150
  • HAVE HAD THE FUNDS TO RENOVATE
  • 00:12:21.150 --> 00:12:23.150
  • THIS PLACE.
  • 00:12:23.150 --> 00:12:24.220
  • I WONDER IF YOU'RE UPSET
  • 00:12:24.220 --> 00:12:27.010
  • OVER SOMETHING THAT'S SERVING
  • 00:12:27.010 --> 00:12:28.270
  • HIS PLAN, A DOOR THAT CLOSED,
  • 00:12:28.270 --> 00:12:30.290
  • A PERSON THAT WALKED AWAY,
  • 00:12:30.290 --> 00:12:32.210
  • A DELAY THAT'S TAKING LONGER
  • 00:12:32.210 --> 00:12:34.090
  • THAN YOU THOUGHT.
  • 00:12:34.090 --> 00:12:35.090
  • IT DOESN'T MAKE SENSE.
  • 00:12:35.090 --> 00:12:36.170
  • STAY IN PEACE.
  • 00:12:36.170 --> 00:12:37.260
  • IT'S ALL A PART OF THE PLAN.
  • 00:12:37.260 --> 00:12:39.250
  • IT LOOKS LIKE IT'S HINDERING
  • 00:12:39.250 --> 00:12:42.010
  • YOU.
  • 00:12:42.010 --> 00:12:42.150
  • REALLY, IT'S HELPING YOU.
  • 00:12:42.150 --> 00:12:44.010
  • IT FEELS LIKE IT'S SETTING YOU
  • 00:12:44.010 --> 00:12:46.110
  • BACK, BUT REALLY IT'S SETTING
  • 00:12:46.110 --> 00:12:48.110
  • YOU UP FOR SOMETHING YOU'VE
  • 00:12:48.110 --> 00:12:50.000
  • NEVER SEEN.
  • 00:12:50.000 --> 00:12:50.180
  • TO NEED IN THE FUTURE.
  • 00:12:52.170 --> 00:12:54.070
  • I NEVER DREAMED I WOULD BE
  • 00:12:54.070 --> 00:12:56.010
  • A PASTOR.
  • 00:12:56.010 --> 00:12:56.190
  • NEVER DREAMED ONE DAY WE WOULD
  • 00:12:56.190 --> 00:12:58.190
  • OWN THE COMPAQ CENTER, BUT GOD
  • 00:12:58.190 --> 00:13:00.220
  • KNEW.
  • 00:13:00.220 --> 00:13:01.290
  • THAT TAX PROBLEM THAT WAS
  • 00:13:01.290 --> 00:13:04.050
  • SOMEBODY ELSE'S FAULT, THAT
  • 00:13:04.050 --> 00:13:05.280
  • LOOKED LIKE A BAD BREAK,
  • 00:13:05.280 --> 00:13:07.140
  • THE TRUTH IS, THAT WAS GOD
  • 00:13:07.140 --> 00:13:09.100
  • THAT WAS UNFAIR, AND IF YOU
  • 00:13:11.180 --> 00:13:14.050
  • DON'T UNDERSTAND THAT EVERYTHING
  • 00:13:14.050 --> 00:13:15.220
  • SERVES HIS PLAN, YOU'LL GET
  • 00:13:15.220 --> 00:13:17.220
  • DISCOURAGED, BITTER, GIVE
  • 00:13:17.220 --> 00:13:18.250
  • UP ON DREAMS.
  • 00:13:18.250 --> 00:13:20.000
  • THIS IS WHAT KEEPS MANY PEOPLE
  • 00:13:20.000 --> 00:13:22.140
  • FROM SEEING WHAT GOD WAS
  • 00:13:22.140 --> 00:13:24.150
  • UP TO BEHIND THE SCENES.
  • 00:13:24.150 --> 00:13:25.240
  • THE REASON JOSEPH SAW IT ALL
  • 00:13:25.240 --> 00:13:28.000
  • COME TOGETHER IS, HE KEPT DOING
  • 00:13:28.000 --> 00:13:30.060
  • THE RIGHT THING WHEN THE WRONG
  • 00:13:30.060 --> 00:13:31.190
  • THING WAS HAPPENING.
  • 00:13:31.190 --> 00:13:32.110
  • HE KEPT BEING GOOD TO PEOPLE
  • 00:13:32.110 --> 00:13:34.010
  • THAT WEREN'T BEING GOOD TO HIM.
  • 00:13:34.010 --> 00:13:35.230
  • HE PASSED THE TEST.
  • 00:13:35.230 --> 00:13:37.080
  • MANY OF THE CHALLENGES THAT
  • 00:13:37.080 --> 00:13:39.170
  • YOU'RE FACING NOW, THE THINGS
  • 00:13:39.170 --> 00:13:41.260
  • THAT DON'T MAKE SENSE, THEY
  • 00:13:41.260 --> 00:13:43.100
  • DON'T HAVE ANYTHING TO DO
  • 00:13:43.100 --> 00:13:44.250
  • WITH NOW, IT'S POSITIONING YOU
  • 00:13:44.250 --> 00:13:46.230
  • FOR SOMETHING IN YOUR FUTURE.
  • 00:13:46.230 --> 00:13:48.220
  • IF YOU WILL STAY IN FAITH, YOU
  • 00:13:48.220 --> 00:13:51.010
  • WILL SEE HOW GOD WILL BEGIN
  • 00:13:51.010 --> 00:13:53.010
  • TO CONNECT THE DOTS, HOW IT WAS
  • 00:13:53.010 --> 00:13:55.160
  • ALL STRATEGICALLY ORCHESTRATED,
  • 00:13:55.160 --> 00:13:56.190
  • A PART OF HIS PLAN.
  • 00:13:56.190 --> 00:13:58.190
  • THERE WAS A MAN OUT IN HIS BOAT,
  • 00:13:58.190 --> 00:14:01.040
  • AND BIG STORM CAME UP AND HIS
  • 00:14:01.040 --> 00:14:03.080
  • BOAT CAPSIZED.
  • 00:14:03.080 --> 00:14:04.170
  • HE WAS ABLE TO SWIM
  • 00:14:04.170 --> 00:14:05.250
  • TO THE SHORE, BUT HE ENDED
  • 00:14:05.250 --> 00:14:07.110
  • UP STRANDED ON A DESERTED ISLAND
  • 00:14:07.110 --> 00:14:09.190
  • ALL BY HIMSELF.
  • 00:14:09.190 --> 00:14:10.230
  • WEEK AFTER WEEK WENT BY AND HE
  • 00:14:10.230 --> 00:14:13.070
  • WAS SO MISERABLE.
  • 00:14:13.070 --> 00:14:14.100
  • HE KEPT PRAYING AND PRAYING
  • 00:14:14.100 --> 00:14:15.280
  • SEEMED LIKE THE HEAVENS
  • 00:14:18.160 --> 00:14:19.110
  • WERE SILENT.
  • 00:14:19.110 --> 00:14:19.250
  • JUST WHEN HE DIDN'T THINK IT
  • 00:14:19.250 --> 00:14:21.160
  • COULD GET ANY WORSE, ONE DAY,
  • 00:14:21.160 --> 00:14:23.260
  • WHILE HE WAS OUT GATHERING FOOD,
  • 00:14:23.260 --> 00:14:25.210
  • WHEN HE CAME BACK, THE SMALL
  • 00:14:25.210 --> 00:14:27.160
  • THATCHED ROOF HUT THAT HE HAD
  • 00:14:27.160 --> 00:14:29.200
  • BUILT SOMEHOW CAUGHT ON FIRE.
  • 00:14:29.200 --> 00:14:31.150
  • HE STOOD THERE AND WATCHED IT GO
  • 00:14:31.150 --> 00:14:33.130
  • UP IN FLAMES.
  • 00:14:33.130 --> 00:14:34.080
  • IT WAS LIKE POURING SALT
  • 00:14:34.080 --> 00:14:36.000
  • ON THE WOUND.
  • 00:14:36.000 --> 00:14:37.010
  • HE SAID, "GOD I GIVE UP.
  • 00:14:37.010 --> 00:14:38.290
  • I ASKED YOU TO HELP ME, AND ONE
  • 00:14:38.290 --> 00:14:41.010
  • BAD THING AFTER ANOTHER
  • 00:14:41.010 --> 00:14:42.020
  • HAPPENS."
  • 00:14:42.020 --> 00:14:43.100
  • ABOUT AN HOUR LATER HE SAW
  • 00:14:43.100 --> 00:14:45.000
  • HE PERKED UP.
  • 00:14:47.030 --> 00:14:48.180
  • IT KEPT GETTING CLOSER
  • 00:14:48.180 --> 00:14:49.290
  • AND CLOSER.
  • 00:14:49.290 --> 00:14:50.200
  • SURE ENOUGH, IT WAS THE COAST
  • 00:14:50.200 --> 00:14:52.180
  • GUARD COMING TO RESCUE HIM.
  • 00:14:52.180 --> 00:14:54.090
  • COULDN'T BELIEVE IT.
  • 00:14:54.090 --> 00:14:55.180
  • RAN OUT THERE AND GAVE HIM A BIG
  • 00:14:55.180 --> 00:14:57.100
  • HUG, AND SAID, "HOW IN THE WORLD
  • 00:14:57.100 --> 00:14:58.270
  • DID YOU FIND ME?"
  • 00:14:58.270 --> 00:15:00.070
  • THE CAPTAIN SAID, "WE SAW
  • 00:15:00.070 --> 00:15:01.240
  • THE SMOKE COMING FROM THE FIRE
  • 00:15:01.240 --> 00:15:03.220
  • THAT YOU BUILT."
  • 00:15:03.220 --> 00:15:04.290
  • SOMETIMES WHAT WE THINK IS
  • 00:15:04.290 --> 00:15:07.110
  • A DISAPPOINTMENT IS REALLY GOD
  • 00:15:07.110 --> 00:15:09.230
  • POSITIONING US FOR A NEW LEVEL.
  • 00:15:09.230 --> 00:15:11.200
  • I DIDN'T LIKE THE TAX ISSUE,
  • 00:15:11.200 --> 00:15:13.260
  • BUT I DO LIKE BEING
  • 00:15:13.260 --> 00:15:15.220
  • IN THE COMPAQ CENTER.
  • 00:15:15.220 --> 00:15:16.290
  • IF YOUR HUT'S ON FIRE TODAY,
  • 00:15:16.290 --> 00:15:19.180
  • INSTEAD OF BEING BITTER,
  • 00:15:19.180 --> 00:15:21.120
  • COMPLAINING, HAVE A NEW
  • 00:15:21.120 --> 00:15:23.080
  • PERSPECTIVE.
  • 00:15:23.080 --> 00:15:23.220
  • IT'S SERVING HIS PLAN.
  • 00:15:23.220 --> 00:15:26.000
  • MAY NOT MAKE SENSE NOW.
  • 00:15:26.000 --> 00:15:28.090
  • BEING IN THE PIT IS
  • 00:15:28.090 --> 00:15:30.170
  • UNCOMFORTABLE, BEING FALSELY
  • 00:15:30.170 --> 00:15:31.280
  • ACCUSED IS NOT FAIR.
  • 00:15:31.280 --> 00:15:33.070
  • THE JUDAS KISS, THE BETRAYAL,
  • 00:15:33.070 --> 00:15:35.130
  • THE CLOSED DOORS CAN BE
  • 00:15:35.130 --> 00:15:37.180
  • DISCOURAGING, BUT YOU HAVE
  • 00:15:37.180 --> 00:15:39.060
  • TO KEEP REMINDING YOURSELF, IT'S
  • 00:15:39.060 --> 00:15:41.050
  • NOT WORKING AGAINST YOU.
  • 00:15:41.050 --> 00:15:42.180
  • IT'S WORKIN' FOR YOU.
  • 00:15:42.180 --> 00:15:44.000
  • SOONER THAN LATER, YOU'RE GOING
  • 00:15:44.000 --> 00:15:45.120
  • A FRIEND OF MINE HAD A DREAM
  • 00:15:47.200 --> 00:15:49.210
  • TO PLAY PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL.
  • 00:15:49.210 --> 00:15:50.280
  • HE'S EXTREMELY TALENTED, VERY
  • 00:15:50.280 --> 00:15:52.250
  • FAST AND ATHLETIC.
  • 00:15:52.250 --> 00:15:54.090
  • IN HIGH SCHOOL, HE WAS THE STAR
  • 00:15:54.090 --> 00:15:56.280
  • PLAYER, A RUNNING BACK
  • 00:15:56.280 --> 00:15:58.180
  • THAT BROKE MANY OF
  • 00:15:58.180 --> 00:15:59.190
  • THE SCHOOL RECORDS.
  • 00:15:59.190 --> 00:16:00.090
  • HIS FUTURE LOOKED VERY BRIGHT.
  • 00:16:00.090 --> 00:16:02.110
  • HE STARTED TRAINING HARDER THAN
  • 00:16:02.110 --> 00:16:04.000
  • EVER GETTING READY FOR COLLEGE.
  • 00:16:04.000 --> 00:16:05.210
  • WOULD ATTEND HIS GAMES.
  • 00:16:07.210 --> 00:16:09.170
  • HIS JUNIOR YEAR, HE WAS OFFERED
  • 00:16:09.170 --> 00:16:12.020
  • A FULL SCHOLARSHIP TO ONE
  • 00:16:12.020 --> 00:16:14.050
  • OF THE MOST PRESTIGIOUS
  • 00:16:14.050 --> 00:16:15.140
  • FOOTBALL SCHOOLS.
  • 00:16:15.140 --> 00:16:16.020
  • HE WAS EXCITED, HIS DREAM WAS
  • 00:16:16.020 --> 00:16:18.020
  • COMING TO PASS,
  • 00:16:18.020 --> 00:16:19.030
  • BUT DURING THE FOURTH GAME
  • 00:16:19.030 --> 00:16:20.260
  • IN HIS SENIOR YEAR, HE WAS HIT
  • 00:16:20.260 --> 00:16:23.120
  • BELOW THE KNEE AND FELT
  • 00:16:23.120 --> 00:16:24.230
  • SOMETHING POP.
  • 00:16:24.230 --> 00:16:25.100
  • HE TORE HIS ACL.
  • 00:16:25.100 --> 00:16:26.270
  • HE LAID ON THE FIELD IN SHOCK,
  • 00:16:26.270 --> 00:16:29.090
  • KNOWING THAT HIS SEASON WAS
  • 00:16:29.090 --> 00:16:31.030
  • OVER.
  • 00:16:31.030 --> 00:16:32.100
  • HE'D NEVER HAD AN INJURY, NEVER
  • 00:16:32.100 --> 00:16:33.210
  • MISSED A GAME.
  • 00:16:33.210 --> 00:16:34.120
  • WAS RAISED IN A GOOD FAMILY,
  • 00:16:36.130 --> 00:16:38.100
  • BUT THEY DIDN'T KNOW MUCH
  • 00:16:38.100 --> 00:16:40.020
  • ABOUT GOD.
  • 00:16:40.020 --> 00:16:40.220
  • THEY DIDN'T HAVE ANY KIND
  • 00:16:40.220 --> 00:16:42.030
  • OF FAITH.
  • 00:16:42.030 --> 00:16:42.200
  • THAT WASN'T A PART
  • 00:16:42.200 --> 00:16:43.230
  • OF THEIR LIFE.
  • 00:16:43.230 --> 00:16:44.120
  • A FRIEND INVITED HIM
  • 00:16:44.120 --> 00:16:46.170
  • TO A YOUTH CAMP.
  • 00:16:46.170 --> 00:16:47.110
  • WHEN HE HEARD THE MINISTER
  • 00:16:47.110 --> 00:16:49.050
  • SPEAK, HE FELT SOMETHING
  • 00:16:49.050 --> 00:16:50.190
  • SO STRONG ON THE INSIDE.
  • 00:16:50.190 --> 00:16:52.090
  • THAT NIGHT, HE GAVE HIS LIFE
  • 00:16:52.090 --> 00:16:54.050
  • TO CHRIST.
  • 00:16:54.050 --> 00:16:54.240
  • IT WAS A COMPLETE TURNAROUND
  • 00:16:54.240 --> 00:16:56.160
  • IN HIS LIFE.
  • 00:16:56.160 --> 00:16:57.140
  • THE REHAB, AND TRYING TO GET
  • 00:16:59.270 --> 00:17:02.060
  • BACK IN SHAPE, BUT SITTING
  • 00:17:02.060 --> 00:17:04.060
  • ON THE SIDELINES, WATCHING HIS
  • 00:17:04.060 --> 00:17:06.070
  • TEAM PLAY, HE BEGAN TO FEEL NEW
  • 00:17:06.070 --> 00:17:08.180
  • DESIRES ON THE INSIDE.
  • 00:17:08.180 --> 00:17:09.290
  • HE NO LONGER WANTED TO PLAY
  • 00:17:09.290 --> 00:17:12.100
  • FOOTBALL, HE WANTED TO BECOME
  • 00:17:12.100 --> 00:17:14.100
  • A PASTOR.
  • 00:17:14.100 --> 00:17:15.170
  • HIS FRIENDS.
  • 00:17:17.160 --> 00:17:17.290
  • AFTER YEARS OF TRAINING SO HARD,
  • 00:17:17.290 --> 00:17:19.270
  • BUT HE KNEW HE WAS SUPPOSED
  • 00:17:19.270 --> 00:17:21.250
  • TO GO INTO MINISTRY.
  • 00:17:21.250 --> 00:17:23.020
  • SO, HE PASSED ON THE BIG
  • 00:17:23.020 --> 00:17:25.180
  • FOOTBALL SCHOLARSHIP, AND HE
  • 00:17:25.180 --> 00:17:27.080
  • ENROLLED IN A
  • 00:17:27.080 --> 00:17:28.010
  • LEADERSHIP COLLEGE.
  • 00:17:28.010 --> 00:17:28.240
  • TODAY, OUR FRIEND NICK NILSON IS
  • 00:17:28.240 --> 00:17:30.240
  • ONE OF OUR PASTORS HERE
  • 00:17:30.240 --> 00:17:32.150
  • AT LAKEWOOD, A GREAT MINISTER.
  • 00:17:32.150 --> 00:17:33.250
  • NICK TOLD ME, IF HE HAD NOT HAD
  • 00:17:34.050 --> 00:17:37.050
  • THAT INJURY, IF GOD HAD NOT PUT
  • 00:17:37.050 --> 00:17:40.050
  • HIS FOOTBALL CAREER ON HOLD, HE
  • 00:17:40.050 --> 00:17:42.100
  • WOULD'VE NEVER PURSUED MINISTRY.
  • 00:17:42.100 --> 00:17:43.230
  • GOD HAD TO PAUSE WHAT NICK
  • 00:17:43.230 --> 00:17:46.000
  • THOUGHT HE WANTED TO DO
  • 00:17:46.000 --> 00:17:47.270
  • AND REDIRECT HIM TO WHAT HE WAS
  • 00:17:47.270 --> 00:17:50.080
  • CREATED TO DO.
  • 00:17:50.080 --> 00:17:51.090
  • BUT AT FIRST, HE WAS
  • 00:17:51.090 --> 00:17:54.010
  • DISAPPOINTED.
  • 00:17:54.010 --> 00:17:54.180
  • IT DIDN'T MAKE SENSE, BUT YOU
  • 00:17:54.180 --> 00:17:56.130
  • DON'T KNOW WHAT GOD IS UP TO.
  • 00:17:56.130 --> 00:17:58.180
  • GOD WILL NEVER CLOSE A DOOR
  • 00:17:58.180 --> 00:18:01.040
  • WITHOUT OPENING A BIGGER
  • 00:18:01.040 --> 00:18:02.230
  • AND A BETTER DOOR.
  • 00:18:02.230 --> 00:18:04.020
  • WHAT YOU'RE TEMPTED TO BE UPSET
  • 00:18:04.020 --> 00:18:06.060
  • ABOUT TODAY, IF YOU'LL KEEP
  • 00:18:06.060 --> 00:18:08.010
  • THE RIGHT ATTITUDE, ONE DAY,
  • 00:18:08.010 --> 00:18:09.140
  • YOU'LL LOOK BACK AND SAY
  • 00:18:09.140 --> 00:18:10.270
  • LIKE NICK, "LORD, THANK YOU
  • 00:18:10.270 --> 00:18:12.110
  • FOR CLOSING THAT DOOR.
  • 00:18:12.110 --> 00:18:13.170
  • NOW I CAN SEE WHAT YOU WERE
  • 00:18:13.170 --> 00:18:15.190
  • DOING TAKING ME SOMEWHERE THAT I
  • 00:18:15.190 --> 00:18:17.120
  • NEVER DREAMED.
  • 00:18:17.120 --> 00:18:18.200
  • THANK YOU FOR MOVING THAT PERSON
  • 00:18:18.200 --> 00:18:20.020
  • OUT OF MY LIFE."
  • 00:18:20.020 --> 00:18:21.000
  • I WOULD'VE NEVER MET
  • 00:18:21.000 --> 00:18:22.250
  • MY AMAZING SPOUSE.
  • 00:18:22.250 --> 00:18:23.160
  • THANK YOU FOR NOT LETTING THAT
  • 00:18:23.160 --> 00:18:25.140
  • COMPANY HIRE ME.
  • 00:18:25.140 --> 00:18:26.140
  • I WOULD'VE NEVER STARTED
  • 00:18:26.140 --> 00:18:27.200
  • MY OWN BUSINESS.
  • 00:18:27.200 --> 00:18:28.090
  • NICK SAYS, "I STILL LOVE
  • 00:18:28.090 --> 00:18:30.030
  • FOOTBALL, BUT I WOULDN'T CHANGE
  • 00:18:30.030 --> 00:18:31.270
  • A THING.
  • 00:18:31.270 --> 00:18:33.030
  • "WELL, JOEL, WHY IS THIS
  • 00:18:34.130 --> 00:18:36.170
  • CHALLENGE TAKING SO LONG?
  • 00:18:36.170 --> 00:18:38.090
  • WHY ISN'T ANYTHING HAPPENING?
  • 00:18:38.090 --> 00:18:40.000
  • WHEN IS IT GOING
  • 00:18:40.000 --> 00:18:41.190
  • TO TURN AROUND?"
  • 00:18:41.190 --> 00:18:42.070
  • SOMETIMES GOD IS NOT REMOVING
  • 00:18:42.070 --> 00:18:44.290
  • THE OBSTACLE BECAUSE HE'S USING
  • 00:18:44.290 --> 00:18:47.200
  • THE OBSTACLE TO GET US PREPARED.
  • 00:18:47.200 --> 00:18:49.230
  • HE'S TRAINING US TO GET US READY
  • 00:18:49.230 --> 00:18:52.130
  • WE DON'T GROW IN THE GOOD TIMES,
  • 00:18:54.140 --> 00:18:56.270
  • WHEN EVERYTHING'S GOING OUR WAY,
  • 00:18:56.270 --> 00:18:58.220
  • AND EVERYONE IS FOR US, THINGS
  • 00:18:58.220 --> 00:19:00.230
  • ARE FALLING INTO PLACE.
  • 00:19:00.230 --> 00:19:02.020
  • WE PREFER THAT MUCH BETTER,
  • 00:19:02.020 --> 00:19:04.040
  • BUT WE WOULDN'T REACH OUR
  • 00:19:04.040 --> 00:19:06.060
  • POTENTIAL.
  • 00:19:06.060 --> 00:19:07.140
  • WE GROW WHEN IT'S DIFFICULT,
  • 00:19:07.140 --> 00:19:09.210
  • WHEN THERE'S RESISTANCE, WE'RE
  • 00:19:09.210 --> 00:19:11.150
  • UNCOMFORTABLE, WHEN WE HAVE
  • 00:19:11.150 --> 00:19:12.210
  • TO STRETCH.
  • 00:19:12.210 --> 00:19:13.100
  • THAT'S WHY YOU CAN'T PRAY AWAY
  • 00:19:13.100 --> 00:19:15.200
  • EVERY CHALLENGE.
  • 00:19:15.200 --> 00:19:16.130
  • YOU CAN'T PRAY AWAY EVERYTHING
  • 00:19:16.130 --> 00:19:18.150
  • YOU DON'T LIKE, AND IF
  • 00:19:18.150 --> 00:19:20.170
  • THE SITUATION IS NOT CHANGING,
  • 00:19:20.170 --> 00:19:22.090
  • THEN GOD IS USING THE SITUATION
  • 00:19:22.090 --> 00:19:24.100
  • TO CHANGE YOU.
  • 00:19:24.100 --> 00:19:26.000
  • AFTER JOSHUA DIED,
  • 00:19:26.000 --> 00:19:27.220
  • THE ISRAELITES WERE
  • 00:19:27.220 --> 00:19:29.150
  • IN THE PROMISED LAND.
  • 00:19:29.150 --> 00:19:30.240
  • THEY WERE LIVING THEIR DREAM,
  • 00:19:30.240 --> 00:19:32.170
  • BUT THE SCRIPTURE SAYS, GOD LEFT
  • 00:19:32.170 --> 00:19:34.220
  • CERTAIN ENEMY ARMIES
  • 00:19:34.220 --> 00:19:36.010
  • IN THE LAND.
  • 00:19:36.010 --> 00:19:37.120
  • HE DID THIS TO TEACH WARFARE
  • 00:19:37.120 --> 00:19:39.240
  • TO THE NEXT GENERATION
  • 00:19:39.240 --> 00:19:41.130
  • OF ISRAELITES WHO HAD NO
  • 00:19:41.130 --> 00:19:43.180
  • EXPERIENCE IN BATTLE.
  • 00:19:43.180 --> 00:19:44.280
  • GOD COULD'VE HAD JOSHUA
  • 00:19:44.280 --> 00:19:46.240
  • AND THE PREVIOUS GENERATIONS
  • 00:19:46.240 --> 00:19:48.190
  • CLEAR THE PATH, WIPE OUT ALL
  • 00:19:48.190 --> 00:19:50.240
  • THE OPPOSITION.
  • 00:19:50.240 --> 00:19:51.160
  • THE PROBLEM IS, THIS NEW
  • 00:19:51.160 --> 00:19:54.040
  • GENERATION, WHEN THEY FACED
  • 00:19:54.040 --> 00:19:56.070
  • AN ENEMY ARMY, THEY WOULD'VE
  • 00:19:56.070 --> 00:19:57.250
  • BEEN DEFEATED.
  • 00:19:57.250 --> 00:19:58.160
  • THEY WOULDN'T HAVE HAD
  • 00:19:58.160 --> 00:19:59.270
  • THE STRENGTH, THE EXPERIENCE,
  • 00:19:59.270 --> 00:20:01.090
  • THE TRAINING.
  • 00:20:01.090 --> 00:20:02.160
  • SO, GOD ON PURPOSE LEFT
  • 00:20:02.160 --> 00:20:04.260
  • OBSTACLES IN THEIR PATH.
  • 00:20:04.260 --> 00:20:06.230
  • IF GOD MADE EVERYTHING EASY
  • 00:20:06.230 --> 00:20:08.150
  • FOR US, IF WE NEVER HAD A JUDAS
  • 00:20:08.150 --> 00:20:11.110
  • KISS, A BETRAYAL, A CLOSED DOOR,
  • 00:20:11.110 --> 00:20:13.220
  • WE WOULDN'T BE READY FOR WHERE
  • 00:20:13.220 --> 00:20:16.040
  • WE'RE GOING.
  • 00:20:16.040 --> 00:20:17.120
  • GOD HAS AMAZING THINGS IN YOUR
  • 00:20:17.120 --> 00:20:19.120
  • FUTURE, THINGS YOU'VE NEVER
  • 00:20:19.120 --> 00:20:20.230
  • IMAGINED, BUT TO GET THERE,
  • 00:20:20.230 --> 00:20:22.140
  • YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE TO DEFEAT
  • 00:20:22.140 --> 00:20:24.150
  • SOME BIG GIANTS, OVERCOME SOME
  • 00:20:24.150 --> 00:20:26.260
  • BIG OBSTACLES, OUTLAST SOME
  • 00:20:26.260 --> 00:20:28.240
  • STRONG OPPOSITION.
  • 00:20:28.240 --> 00:20:30.030
  • IT'S NOT GOING TO HAPPEN IF
  • 00:20:30.030 --> 00:20:31.250
  • YOU'RE WEAK, IF YOU GET
  • 00:20:31.250 --> 00:20:33.100
  • OVERWHELMED.
  • 00:20:33.100 --> 00:20:34.170
  • "WHY IS THIS HAPPENING?"
  • 00:20:34.170 --> 00:20:35.250
  • NO, YOU HAVE TO STAND STRONG
  • 00:20:35.250 --> 00:20:38.010
  • AND SHOW THE OPPOSITION THAT
  • 00:20:38.010 --> 00:20:39.270
  • YOU'RE MORE DETERMINED
  • 00:20:39.270 --> 00:20:40.250
  • THAN THEY ARE.
  • 00:20:40.250 --> 00:20:41.130
  • GOD DIDN'T BRING YOU THIS FAR
  • 00:20:41.130 --> 00:20:43.160
  • TO LEAVE YOU.
  • 00:20:43.160 --> 00:20:44.190
  • THAT PROBLEM IS NOT THERE
  • 00:20:44.190 --> 00:20:46.150
  • TO STOP YOU.
  • 00:20:46.150 --> 00:20:47.180
  • IT'S THERE TO PREPARE YOU.
  • 00:20:47.180 --> 00:20:49.130
  • THAT CHALLENGE IS NOT GOING
  • 00:20:49.130 --> 00:20:50.290
  • TO DEFEAT YOU.
  • 00:20:50.290 --> 00:20:51.280
  • IT'S GOING TO PROMOTE YOU.
  • 00:20:51.280 --> 00:20:53.070
  • EVERY DAY YOU STAY IN FAITH,
  • 00:20:53.070 --> 00:20:55.190
  • AND YOU THANK GOD WHEN NOTHING'S
  • 00:20:55.190 --> 00:20:58.020
  • HAPPENING, YOU DO THE RIGHT
  • 00:20:58.020 --> 00:20:59.170
  • THING WHEN IT'S NOT IMPROVING,
  • 00:20:59.170 --> 00:21:01.050
  • YOUR SPIRITUAL MUSCLES ARE
  • 00:21:01.050 --> 00:21:03.020
  • GROWING.
  • 00:21:03.020 --> 00:21:03.170
  • YOU'RE GETTING STRONGER, MORE
  • 00:21:03.170 --> 00:21:05.170
  • DETERMINED, DEVELOPING A GREATER
  • 00:21:05.170 --> 00:21:07.190
  • TRUST IN GOD.
  • 00:21:07.190 --> 00:21:08.270
  • INSTEAD OF COMPLAINING
  • 00:21:08.270 --> 00:21:10.040
  • ABOUT WHAT'S NOT TURNING AROUND,
  • 00:21:10.040 --> 00:21:12.060
  • SEE THAT AS AN OPPORTUNITY
  • 00:21:12.060 --> 00:21:14.140
  • TO DEVELOP YOUR FAITH.
  • 00:21:14.140 --> 00:21:16.090
  • DON'T JUST GO THROUGH IT, GROW
  • 00:21:16.090 --> 00:21:18.250
  • THROUGH IT.
  • 00:21:18.250 --> 00:21:19.210
  • IT'S SERVING HIS PLAN, IT'S
  • 00:21:19.210 --> 00:21:21.170
  • THERE TO GET YOU PREPARED.
  • 00:21:21.170 --> 00:21:23.120
  • NOW YOU HAVE TO DO YOUR PART;
  • 00:21:23.120 --> 00:21:25.150
  • KEEP THE RIGHT ATTITUDE.
  • 00:21:25.150 --> 00:21:26.220
  • KEEP DOING THE RIGHT THING WHEN
  • 00:21:26.220 --> 00:21:28.160
  • THE WRONG THING IS HAPPENING.
  • 00:21:28.160 --> 00:21:30.020
  • KEEP THANKING GOD WHEN YOU DON'T
  • 00:21:30.020 --> 00:21:31.280
  • SEE ANY SIGN OF IT.
  • 00:21:31.280 --> 00:21:33.160
  • DON'T BE DISCOURAGED BECAUSE
  • 00:21:33.160 --> 00:21:35.050
  • NOTHING'S HAPPENING
  • 00:21:35.050 --> 00:21:36.000
  • ON THE OUTSIDE.
  • 00:21:36.000 --> 00:21:37.070
  • SOMETHING'S HAPPENING
  • 00:21:37.070 --> 00:21:37.230
  • ON THE INSIDE.
  • 00:21:37.230 --> 00:21:38.130
  • IN THE SCRIPTURE, THREE TIMES,
  • 00:21:40.020 --> 00:21:42.040
  • THE APOSTLE PAUL PRAYED
  • 00:21:42.040 --> 00:21:44.000
  • AND ASKED GOD TO REMOVE
  • 00:21:44.000 --> 00:21:45.180
  • THE THORN FROM HIS SIDE,
  • 00:21:45.180 --> 00:21:47.070
  • SOMETHING THAT WAS
  • 00:21:47.070 --> 00:21:48.070
  • BOTHERING HIM.
  • 00:21:48.070 --> 00:21:48.280
  • GOD COULD'VE EASILY REMOVED IT.
  • 00:21:48.280 --> 00:21:51.060
  • HE PARTED RED SEAS, HE OPENED
  • 00:21:51.060 --> 00:21:53.170
  • BLIND EYES, BUT GOD SAID
  • 00:21:53.170 --> 00:21:55.160
  • TO PAUL, "MY GRACE IS SUFFICIENT
  • 00:21:55.160 --> 00:21:57.230
  • FOR YOU."
  • 00:21:57.230 --> 00:21:58.150
  • GOING TO REMOVE EVERY CHALLENGE.
  • 00:22:00.290 --> 00:22:03.050
  • DOESN'T MEAN THAT EVERY
  • 00:22:03.050 --> 00:22:04.180
  • OPPOSITION IS GOING TO LET UP.
  • 00:22:04.180 --> 00:22:06.240
  • IT MEANS, HE'S GOING TO INCREASE
  • 00:22:06.240 --> 00:22:09.050
  • YOUR STRENGTH SO IT DOESN'T FEEL
  • 00:22:09.050 --> 00:22:11.160
  • AS DIFFICULT.
  • 00:22:11.160 --> 00:22:12.240
  • AS YOU GET STRONGER, WHAT YOU'RE
  • 00:22:12.240 --> 00:22:15.030
  • UP AGAINST BECOMES EASIER.
  • 00:22:15.030 --> 00:22:16.200
  • GOD DIDN'T LESSEN WHAT CAME
  • 00:22:16.200 --> 00:22:19.040
  • AGAINST YOU.
  • 00:22:19.040 --> 00:22:20.040
  • HE SIMPLY ADDED
  • 00:22:20.040 --> 00:22:21.120
  • TO YOUR STRENGTH.
  • 00:22:21.120 --> 00:22:22.050
  • NOW YOU CAN HANDLE WHAT YOU
  • 00:22:22.050 --> 00:22:24.050
  • COULDN'T HANDLE IN THE PAST,
  • 00:22:24.050 --> 00:22:25.250
  • BOTHER YOU ANYMORE.
  • 00:22:27.260 --> 00:22:28.210
  • THAT CO-WORKER THAT USED
  • 00:22:28.210 --> 00:22:30.030
  • TO ALWAYS GET ON YOUR NERVES,
  • 00:22:30.030 --> 00:22:32.170
  • SOUR YOUR DAY,
  • 00:22:32.170 --> 00:22:34.130
  • HE HASN'T CHANGED.
  • 00:22:34.130 --> 00:22:35.050
  • HE'S STILL THE SAME OLD JERK.
  • 00:22:35.050 --> 00:22:36.290
  • I MEAN, THE SAME PERSON.
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  • HE DIDN'T CHANGE, BUT LOOK
  • 00:22:38.080 --> 00:22:39.280
  • AT YOU, YOU'VE CHANGED.
  • 00:22:39.280 --> 00:22:41.090
  • YOU DON'T PAY ANY ATTENTION
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  • TO IT.
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  • WHAT'S HAPPENING,
  • 00:22:46.000 --> 00:22:46.240
  • YOU'RE GROWING.
  • 00:22:46.240 --> 00:22:47.200
  • THE OBSTACLE IS NOT CHANGING,
  • 00:22:47.200 --> 00:22:50.020
  • BUT IT'S CHANGING YOU.
  • 00:22:50.020 --> 00:22:52.010
  • THAT'S GOD'S PLAN WORKING,
  • 00:22:52.010 --> 00:22:53.170
  • AND YOU MAY HAVE BEEN DEALING
  • 00:22:53.170 --> 00:22:55.270
  • WITH SITUATIONS FOR A LONG TIME
  • 00:22:55.270 --> 00:22:57.240
  • THAT ARE NOT IMPROVING.
  • 00:22:57.240 --> 00:22:59.040
  • YOU'RE TEMPTED TO GET TIRED
  • 00:22:59.040 --> 00:23:01.040
  • AND WORN DOWN.
  • 00:23:01.040 --> 00:23:02.100
  • I BELIEVE RIGHT NOW GRACE IS
  • 00:23:02.100 --> 00:23:04.110
  • COMING ON YOU IN A NEW WAY.
  • 00:23:04.110 --> 00:23:06.230
  • GOD IS BREATHING STRENGTH
  • 00:23:06.230 --> 00:23:08.280
  • INTO YOU, FRESH VISION, FRESH
  • 00:23:08.280 --> 00:23:11.190
  • PASSION, A SECOND WIND SO YOU
  • 00:23:11.190 --> 00:23:14.080
  • TO STOP YOU.
  • 00:23:16.070 --> 00:23:17.110
  • NOW YOU HAVE TO TAP
  • 00:23:17.110 --> 00:23:18.110
  • INTO THIS GRACE.
  • 00:23:18.110 --> 00:23:18.290
  • DON'T GO AROUND, "WHY DID
  • 00:23:18.290 --> 00:23:20.170
  • THE DOOR CLOSE?
  • 00:23:20.170 --> 00:23:21.170
  • WHY DID THESE PEOPLE BETRAY ME?
  • 00:23:21.170 --> 00:23:23.130
  • WHEN IS IT GOING TO CHANGE?"
  • 00:23:23.130 --> 00:23:24.200
  • NO, TURN IT AROUND.
  • 00:23:24.200 --> 00:23:25.290
  • "FATHER, THANK YOU THAT YOUR
  • 00:23:25.290 --> 00:23:27.130
  • GRACE IS SUFFICIENT
  • 00:23:27.130 --> 00:23:28.120
  • FOR EVERYTHING THAT I'M FACING.
  • 00:23:28.120 --> 00:23:30.030
  • I MAY NOT UNDERSTAND IT, BUT I
  • 00:23:30.030 --> 00:23:32.130
  • KNOW IT'S SERVING YOUR PLAN,
  • 00:23:32.130 --> 00:23:34.030
  • AND I'M NOT GOING TO JUST GO
  • 00:23:34.030 --> 00:23:35.220
  • THROUGH IT, I'M GOING TO GROW
  • 00:23:35.220 --> 00:23:37.050
  • THROUGH IT, AND I BELIEVE WHEN
  • 00:23:37.050 --> 00:23:38.220
  • IT'S ALL SAID AND DONE, I'M NOT
  • 00:23:38.220 --> 00:23:40.180
  • ONLY GOING TO COME OUT,
  • 00:23:40.180 --> 00:23:41.220
  • I'M GOING TO COME OUT BETTER."
  • 00:23:41.220 --> 00:23:42.290
  • TROUBLES TURNED OUT FOR GOOD."
  • 00:23:45.020 --> 00:23:47.120
  • GOD IS SAYING TO YOU TODAY,
  • 00:23:47.120 --> 00:23:49.290
  • EVERYTHING THAT'S COME
  • 00:23:49.290 --> 00:23:51.080
  • AGAINST YOU IS GOING TO TURN
  • 00:23:51.080 --> 00:23:52.260
  • OUT FOR YOUR GOOD.
  • 00:23:52.260 --> 00:23:53.290
  • THE JUDAS KISS DIDN'T FEEL GOOD,
  • 00:23:53.290 --> 00:23:56.140
  • THE BETRAYAL, BUT IT'S GOING
  • 00:23:56.140 --> 00:23:58.160
  • TO TURN OUT GOOD.
  • 00:23:58.160 --> 00:23:59.250
  • IT'S LEADING YOU
  • 00:23:59.250 --> 00:24:00.210
  • TO A RESURRECTION, TO SOMETHING
  • 00:24:00.210 --> 00:24:02.030
  • YOU'VE NEVER SEEN.
  • 00:24:02.030 --> 00:24:03.100
  • THE BETRAYAL WASN'T FAIR, BEING
  • 00:24:03.100 --> 00:24:05.040
  • IN THE PIT WAS UNCOMFORTABLE,
  • 00:24:05.040 --> 00:24:06.270
  • BUT IT'S TAKING YOU TO YOUR
  • 00:24:06.270 --> 00:24:08.260
  • PALACE, TO NEW LEVELS
  • 00:24:08.260 --> 00:24:10.060
  • OF INFLUENCE.
  • 00:24:10.060 --> 00:24:11.140
  • THE FOOTBALL INJURY WAS
  • 00:24:11.140 --> 00:24:13.050
  • DISCOURAGING, THE CLOSED DOOR
  • 00:24:13.050 --> 00:24:14.260
  • WAS DISAPPOINTING, BUT GOD'S
  • 00:24:14.260 --> 00:24:16.020
  • ABOUT TO OPEN A DOOR BETTER THAN
  • 00:24:16.020 --> 00:24:18.080
  • YOU'VE IMAGINED.
  • 00:24:18.080 --> 00:24:19.160
  • PERHAPS YOUR HUT
  • 00:24:19.160 --> 00:24:20.280
  • IS ON FIRE TODAY.
  • 00:24:20.280 --> 00:24:21.200
  • THE MEDICAL REPORT'S NOT GOOD.
  • 00:24:21.200 --> 00:24:23.220
  • CHILD IS OFF COURSE.
  • 00:24:23.220 --> 00:24:25.040
  • WHAT YOU CAN'T SEE IS, THE MOST
  • 00:24:25.040 --> 00:24:27.110
  • HIGH GOD IS ON THE WAY.
  • 00:24:27.110 --> 00:24:29.100
  • SOMETHING THAT LOOK PERMANENT IS
  • 00:24:29.100 --> 00:24:31.030
  • ABOUT TO SUDDENLY TURN AROUND,
  • 00:24:31.030 --> 00:24:32.250
  • AND I'M ASKING YOU TO TRUST HIM
  • 00:24:32.250 --> 00:24:35.130
  • WHEN YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND.
  • 00:24:35.130 --> 00:24:36.280
  • DON'T FIGHT AGAINST EVERYTHING
  • 00:24:36.280 --> 00:24:38.190
  • YOU DON'T LIKE.
  • 00:24:38.190 --> 00:24:39.280
  • STAY IN PEACE.
  • 00:24:39.280 --> 00:24:41.060
  • EVERYTHING SERVES HIS PLANE.
  • 00:24:41.060 --> 00:24:42.240
  • IF YOU'LL DO THIS, I BELIEVE
  • 00:24:42.240 --> 00:24:44.270
  • AND DECLARE, YOU'RE ABOUT TO SEE
  • 00:24:44.270 --> 00:24:47.010
  • GOD CONNECT THE DOTS, THINGS
  • 00:24:47.010 --> 00:24:48.260
  • ABOUT TO COME TOGETHER, NEW
  • 00:24:50.250 --> 00:24:52.160
  • LEVELS OF FAVOR, INFLUENCE,
  • 00:24:52.160 --> 00:24:54.010
  • OPPORTUNITY, HEALING,
  • 00:24:54.010 --> 00:24:55.090
  • BREAKTHROUGHS, THE FULLNESS
  • 00:24:55.090 --> 00:24:57.080
  • OF YOUR DESTINY, IN JESUS' NAME.
  • 00:24:57.080 --> 00:24:59.280
  • AND IF YOU RECEIVE IT, CAN YOU
  • 00:24:59.280 --> 00:25:01.260
  • SAY AMEN TODAY?
  • 00:25:01.260 --> 00:25:02.190
  • WELL, I'D LIKE TO GIVE YOU
  • 00:25:02.190 --> 00:25:05.010
  • AN OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE JESUS
  • 00:25:05.010 --> 00:25:07.010
  • THE LORD OF YOUR LIFE.
  • 00:25:07.010 --> 00:25:08.140
  • WOULD YOU PRAY WITH ME?
  • 00:25:08.140 --> 00:25:09.270
  • JUST SAY, "LORD JESUS, I REPENT
  • 00:25:09.270 --> 00:25:12.180
  • OF MY SINS.
  • 00:25:12.180 --> 00:25:14.000
  • COME INTO MY HEART.
  • 00:25:14.000 --> 00:25:16.110
  • I MAKE YOU MY LORD AND SAVIOR."
  • 00:25:16.110 --> 00:25:19.060
  • IF YOU PRAYED THAT SIMPLE
  • 00:25:19.060 --> 00:25:21.230
  • PRAYER.
  • 00:25:21.230 --> 00:25:22.090
  • WE BELIEVE YOU GOT BORN AGAIN.
  • 00:25:22.090 --> 00:25:23.280
  • GET IN A GOOD BIBLE BASED
  • 00:25:23.280 --> 00:25:25.210
  • CHURCH, AND KEEP GOD
  • 00:25:25.210 --> 00:25:26.280
  • > ANNCR: AS A THANK YOU FOR
  • 00:25:28.040 --> 00:25:29.150
  • YOUR SUPPORT OF OUR MINISTRY
  • 00:25:29.150 --> 00:25:30.200
  • THIS MONTH, JOEL AND VICTORIA
  • 00:25:30.200 --> 00:25:32.190
  • OF JOEL'S NEW SERIES,
  • 00:25:34.050 --> 00:25:35.160
  • "GOD'S GOT THIS".
  • 00:25:35.160 --> 00:25:37.150
  • THIS SERIES FEATURES THESE
  • 00:25:37.150 --> 00:25:38.220
  • THREE INCREDIBLE MESSAGES
  • 00:25:38.220 --> 00:25:40.180
  • FROM JOEL OSTEEN, "DESIGNED
  • 00:25:40.180 --> 00:25:42.060
  • TO WITHSTAND", "YOU'RE STILL
  • 00:25:42.060 --> 00:25:43.210
  • GOING TO GET THERE", AND
  • 00:25:43.210 --> 00:25:45.060
  • "GOD'S GOT THIS".
  • 00:25:45.060 --> 00:25:48.050
  • RECEIVE GOD'S PROMISES IN
  • 00:25:48.050 --> 00:25:49.120
  • EVERY AREA OF YOUR LIFE
  • 00:25:49.120 --> 00:25:50.260
  • > VICTORIA: GOD WANTS TO DO
  • 00:25:52.050 --> 00:25:52.270
  • SOMETHING GREAT IN YOUR LIFE
  • 00:25:52.270 --> 00:25:53.260
  • TODAY. RIGHT NOW, HIS FACE
  • 00:25:53.260 --> 00:25:55.190
  • IS SHINING DOWN ON YOU.
  • 00:25:55.190 --> 00:25:57.290
  • EXPECT HIS GOODNESS. BE ON
  • 00:25:57.290 --> 00:25:59.130
  • THE LOOKOUT FOR HIS FAVOR.
  • 00:25:59.130 --> 00:26:01.130
  • HIS MIRACLES ARE WAITING
  • 00:26:01.130 --> 00:26:02.200
  • FOR YOU.
  • 00:26:02.200 --> 00:26:03.280
  • > JOEL: ONE TOUCH OF GOD'S
  • 00:26:03.280 --> 00:26:04.180
  • FAVOR CAN TURN ANY SITUATION
  • 00:26:04.180 --> 00:26:06.120
  • AROUND. GET READY FOR HIM TO
  • 00:26:06.120 --> 00:26:08.040
  • SHOW OUT IN YOUR LIFE. I HOPE
  • 00:26:08.040 --> 00:26:10.150
  • YOU'LL REQUEST THIS RESOURCE.
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  • IT WILL HELP YOU GET YOUR
  • 00:26:11.270 --> 00:26:13.000
  • EXPECTATIONS UP TO BELIEVE
  • 00:26:13.000 --> 00:26:14.250
  • YOU.
  • 00:26:15.290 --> 00:26:18.120
  • > ANNCR: REQUEST YOUR COPY
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  • OF "GOD'S GOT THIS" TODAY
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  • AT JOELOSTEEN.COM OR CALL
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  • > JOEL: THANK YOU FOR THE
  • 00:26:28.160 --> 00:26:29.060
  • OPPORTUNITY TO SPEAK
  • 00:26:29.060 --> 00:26:30.060
  • ENCOURAGEMENT TO YOU TODAY.
  • 00:26:30.060 --> 00:26:32.070
  • WE NEVER TAKE THAT PRIVILEGE
  • 00:26:32.070 --> 00:26:33.100
  • FOR GRANTED. LET ME ALSO
  • 00:26:33.100 --> 00:26:34.260
  • THANK YOU FOR STANDING WITH
  • 00:26:34.260 --> 00:26:36.130
  • THIS MINISTRY AND MAKING IT
  • 00:26:36.130 --> 00:26:38.030
  • POSSIBLE TO OFFER THE
  • 00:26:38.030 --> 00:26:39.190
  • MESSAGE OF HOPE AROUND THE
  • 00:26:39.190 --> 00:26:41.050
  • WORLD. BECAUSE OF YOUR
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  • GENEROSITY MANY LIVES ARE
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  • STAY CONNECTED WITH US THROUGH
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  • INSTAGRAM, FACEBOOK, AND
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  • TWITTER. WATCH US DAILY ON
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  • TBN. LISTEN ON SIRIUS XM.
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  • LET US HELP YOU STAY FULL
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  • OF FAITH ALL THROUGH THE
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  • WEEK. YOU CAN LISTEN TO
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  • THIS MESSAGE OR ANY OF OUR
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  • MESSAGES ON PODCASTS OR ON
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  • OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL OR
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  • MAYBE SEND IT TO A FRIEND
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  • I'M EXCITED ABOUT MY NEW BOOK,
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  • "THE POWER OF FAVOR:
  • 00:27:06.240 --> 00:27:08.160
  • "THE POWER OF FAVOR:
  • 00:27:08.160 --> 00:27:08.290
  • THE FORCE THAT WILL TAKE
  • 00:27:08.290 --> 00:27:09.140
  • THE FORCE THAT WILL TAKE
  • 00:27:09.140 --> 00:27:09.290
  • YOU WHERE YOU CAN'T GO
  • 00:27:09.290 --> 00:27:10.290
  • ON YOUR OWN."
  • 00:27:10.290 --> 00:27:12.040
  • WHEN YOU RECOGNIZE YOU
  • 00:27:12.040 --> 00:27:13.050
  • HAVE GOD'S FAVOR,
  • 00:27:13.050 --> 00:27:14.150
  • AND DECLARE IT OVER
  • 00:27:14.150 --> 00:27:15.140
  • YOUR LIFE,
  • 00:27:15.140 --> 00:27:16.100
  • DOORS WILL OPEN
  • 00:27:16.100 --> 00:27:17.080
  • DOORS WILL OPEN
  • 00:27:17.080 --> 00:27:17.190
  • THAT YOU COULDN'T OPEN.
  • 00:27:17.190 --> 00:27:18.040
  • THAT YOU COULDN'T OPEN.
  • 00:27:18.040 --> 00:27:18.190
  • OBSTACLES THAT LOOK
  • 00:27:18.190 --> 00:27:19.210
  • PERMANENT, WILL BE
  • 00:27:19.210 --> 00:27:20.160
  • OVERCOME.
  • 00:27:20.160 --> 00:27:21.200
  • I'LL SHOW YA HOW
  • 00:27:21.200 --> 00:27:22.130
  • TO TAP INTO THIS
  • 00:27:22.130 --> 00:27:23.120
  • ALL YOU WERE
  • 00:27:25.030 --> 00:27:25.210