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Grass in the Desert

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October 25, 2020
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  • .JOEL: GOD BLESS YOU, IT'S
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  • JOEL: GOD BLESS YOU, IT'SGREAT TO HAVE YOU WITH US
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  • GREAT TO HAVE YOU WITH USTODAY. I KNOW GOD HAS
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  • TODAY. I KNOW GOD HASAMAZING THINGS IN YOUR
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  • AMAZING THINGS IN YOURFUTURE. I HOPE YOU'LL
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  • FUTURE. I HOPE YOU'LLSTAY CONNECTED WITH US
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  • STAY CONNECTED WITH USTHROUGH THE WEEK. WE HAVE
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  • THROUGH THE WEEK. WE HAVEA DAILY PODCAST THAT YOU
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  • A DAILY PODCAST THAT YOUCAN DOWNLOAD, OR GO TO
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  • CAN DOWNLOAD, OR GO TOOUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL,
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  • OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL,FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA.
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  • FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA.WE WANT TO KEEP YOU
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  • WE WANT TO KEEP YOUENCOURAGED AND INSPIRED,
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  • ENCOURAGED AND INSPIRED,BUT THANKS FOR TUNING IN
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  • BUT THANKS FOR TUNING INTODAY.
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  • TODAY.I LIKE TO START WITH
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  • I LIKE TO START WITHSOMETHING FUNNY.
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  • SOMETHING FUNNY.I HEARD ABOUT THIS YOUNG
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  • I HEARD ABOUT THIS YOUNGMAN. ONE DAY HE WAS
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  • MAN. ONE DAY HE WASTALKING TO GOD. HE SAID,
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  • TALKING TO GOD. HE SAID,"GOD WHAT'S A MILLION
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  • "GOD WHAT'S A MILLIONYEARS LIKE TO YOU?"
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  • YEARS LIKE TO YOU?"GOD SAID, "A MILLION YEARS
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  • GOD SAID, "A MILLION YEARSTO ME IS LIKE ONE SECOND
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  • TO ME IS LIKE ONE SECONDTO YOU."
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  • TO YOU."HE SAID, "WELL GOD, WHAT'S
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  • HE SAID, "WELL GOD, WHAT'SA MILLION DOLLARS LIKE TO
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  • A MILLION DOLLARS LIKE TOYOU?"
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  • YOU?"GOD SAID, "A MILLION DOLLARS
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  • GOD SAID, "A MILLION DOLLARSTO ME IS LIKE ONE PENNY TO
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  • TO ME IS LIKE ONE PENNY TOYOU."
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  • YOU."HE THOUGHT ABOUT IT A MOMENT
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  • HE THOUGHT ABOUT IT A MOMENTAND SAID, "GOD, WILL YOU
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  • AND SAID, "GOD, WILL YOUGIVE ME A PENNY?"
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  • GIVE ME A PENNY?"GOD SAID, "SURE, JUST A
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  • GOD SAID, "SURE, JUST ASECOND."
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  • SECOND."COME ON. SAY IT LIKE YOU
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  • COME ON. SAY IT LIKE YOUMEAN IT.
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  • MEAN IT.THIS IS MY BIBLE.
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  • THIS IS MY BIBLE.I AM WHAT IT SAYS I AM.
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  • I AM WHAT IT SAYS I AM.I HAVE WHAT IT SAYS I HAVE.
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  • I HAVE WHAT IT SAYS I HAVE.I CAN DO WHAT IT SAYS
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  • I CAN DO WHAT IT SAYSI CAN DO. TODAY, I WILL
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  • I CAN DO. TODAY, I WILLBE TAUGHT THE WORD OF GOD.
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  • BE TAUGHT THE WORD OF GOD.I BOLDLY CONFESS:
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  • I BOLDLY CONFESS:MY MIND IS ALERT.
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  • I WILL NEVER BE THE SAME IN
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  • I WILL NEVER BE THE SAME INJESUS' NAME.
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  • JESUS' NAME.GOD BLESS YOU.
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  • GOD BLESS YOU.I WANT TO TALK TO YOU TODAY
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  • IN MARK CHAPTER 6, JESUS WAS
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  • IN MARK CHAPTER 6, JESUS WASWITH HIS DISCIPLES, SO MANY
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  • WITH HIS DISCIPLES, SO MANYPEOPLE WERE CROWDING AROUND,
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  • PEOPLE WERE CROWDING AROUND,HE TOLD THEM TO GET IN THE
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  • HE TOLD THEM TO GET IN THEBOAT SO THEY COULD HAVE SOME
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  • BOAT SO THEY COULD HAVE SOMETIME ALONE.
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  • TIME ALONE.VERSE 32 SAYS, "THEY
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  • VERSE 32 SAYS, "THEYDEPARTED TO A DESERT PLACE."
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  • DEPARTED TO A DESERT PLACE."PEOPLE SAW WHERE THEY WERE
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  • PEOPLE SAW WHERE THEY WEREHEADING, WHEN THEY ARRIVED,
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  • HEADING, WHEN THEY ARRIVED,THERE WERE THOUSANDS OF
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  • THERE WERE THOUSANDS OFPEOPLE WAITING FOR THEM.
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  • PEOPLE WAITING FOR THEM.JESUS BEGAN TO TEACH THEM.
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  • JESUS BEGAN TO TEACH THEM.LATE IN THE DAY, THE
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  • LATE IN THE DAY, THEDISCIPLES SAID, "JESUS IT'S
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  • DISCIPLES SAID, "JESUS IT'SALMOST NIGHT, WE'RE OUT
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  • ALMOST NIGHT, WE'RE OUTHERE IN THE DESERT, THERE'S
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  • HERE IN THE DESERT, THERE'SNOTHING TO EAT, SEND THE
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  • NOTHING TO EAT, SEND THEPEOPLE HOME."
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  • PEOPLE HOME."JESUS SAID, "YOU FEED THEM."
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  • JESUS SAID, "YOU FEED THEM."THEY SAID, "WITH WHAT?
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  • THEY SAID, "WITH WHAT?WE'RE IN THE DESERT.
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  • WE'RE IN THE DESERT.WE DON'T HAVE FOOD FOR
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  • WE DON'T HAVE FOOD FORALL THESE PEOPLE."
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  • ALL THESE PEOPLE."JESUS ASKED THEM FOR WHAT
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  • JESUS ASKED THEM FOR WHATTHEY HAD. THEY GAVE HIM
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  • THEY HAD. THEY GAVE HIMTWO FISH AND FIVE LOAVES
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  • TWO FISH AND FIVE LOAVESOF BREAD. VERSE 39 SAYS,
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  • OF BREAD. VERSE 39 SAYS,"JESUS TOLD THE CROWD TO
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  • "JESUS TOLD THE CROWD TOSIT DOWN IN GROUPS ON
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  • SIT DOWN IN GROUPS ONTHE GREEN GRASS."
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  • THE GREEN GRASS."THREE TIMES IN THIS PASSAGE
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  • THREE TIMES IN THIS PASSAGEIT SAYS THEY WERE IN A
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  • IT SAYS THEY WERE IN ADESERT PLACE.
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  • DESERT PLACE.NOW HE'S TELLING THEM TO
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  • NOW HE'S TELLING THEM TOSIT ON GREEN GRASS.
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  • SIT ON GREEN GRASS.THE PEOPLE WERE TIRED,
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  • THE PEOPLE WERE TIRED,HOT, HUNGRY.
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  • HOT, HUNGRY.JESUS HADN'T MULTIPLIED
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  • JESUS HADN'T MULTIPLIEDTHE FOOD YET, THEY HADN'T
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  • THE FOOD YET, THEY HADN'TRECEIVED THE MIRACLE, BUT
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  • RECEIVED THE MIRACLE, BUTWHILE THEY WERE WAITING
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  • WHILE THEY WERE WAITINGGOD GAVE THEM GRASS IN
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  • GOD GAVE THEM GRASS INTHE DESERT.
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  • THE DESERT.HE MADE THE HARD PLACES
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  • HE MADE THE HARD PLACESEASIER.
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  • EASIER.HE DIDN'T STOP THEM FROM
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  • HE DIDN'T STOP THEM FROMGOING INTO THE DESERT, HE
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  • GOING INTO THE DESERT, HEDIDN'T KEEP THEM FROM THE
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  • DIDN'T KEEP THEM FROM THEHEAT, BUT HE DID LIGHTEN
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  • HEAT, BUT HE DID LIGHTENTHE LOAD.
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  • THE LOAD.WE ALL GO THROUGH THESE
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  • WE ALL GO THROUGH THESEDESERT PLACES IN LIFE,
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  • DESERT PLACES IN LIFE,PROBLEMS THAT SHOULD
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  • PROBLEMS THAT SHOULDOVERWHELM US, GIANTS THAT
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  • OVERWHELM US, GIANTS THATSHOULD DEFEAT US, BAD BREAKS
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  • SHOULD DEFEAT US, BAD BREAKSTHAT SHOULD MAKE US BITTER.
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  • THAT SHOULD MAKE US BITTER.BUT SOMEHOW IN THE MIDST OF
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  • BUT SOMEHOW IN THE MIDST OFTHESE CHALLENGES, THERE'S
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  • THESE CHALLENGES, THERE'SA FORCE SUSTAINING US.
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  • A FORCE SUSTAINING US.WE FEEL STRENGTH THAT WE
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  • WE FEEL STRENGTH THAT WEDIDN'T HAVE, COURAGE TO
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  • DIDN'T HAVE, COURAGE TOKEEP MOVING FORWARD,
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  • KEEP MOVING FORWARD,GRACE TO ENDURE.
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  • GRACE TO ENDURE.WE LOOK BACK AND THINK,
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  • WE LOOK BACK AND THINK,"HOW DID I MAKE IT
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  • "HOW DID I MAKE ITTHROUGH THE LOSS OF MY
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  • THROUGH THE LOSS OF MYLOVED ONE? HOW DID I
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  • LOVED ONE? HOW DID IOVERCOME THAT SICKNESS?
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  • OVERCOME THAT SICKNESS?HOW DID I RAISE THAT CHILD
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  • HOW DID I RAISE THAT CHILDTHAT WAS SO DIFFICULT?"
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  • THAT WAS SO DIFFICULT?"IT WAS GOD GIVING YOU
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  • IT WAS GOD GIVING YOUGRASS IN THE DESERT.
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  • GRASS IN THE DESERT.GOD MAKING THE HARD
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  • GOD MAKING THE HARDPLACES EASIER.
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  • PLACES EASIER.WITHOUT HIS GRACE WE
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  • WITHOUT HIS GRACE WEWOULD HAVE GONE UNDER.
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  • WOULD HAVE GONE UNDER.WITHOUT HIS FAVOR, THAT
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  • WITHOUT HIS FAVOR, THATSICKNESS WOULD HAVE
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  • SICKNESS WOULD HAVEDEFEATED YOU. WITHOUT HIM
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  • DEFEATED YOU. WITHOUT HIMBREATHING IN YOUR DIRECTION
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  • BREATHING IN YOUR DIRECTIONYOU WOULDN'T HAVE MADE IT
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  • YOU WOULDN'T HAVE MADE ITTHROUGH THAT BREAKUP.
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  • THROUGH THAT BREAKUP.HE DIDN'T STOP THE TROUBLE,
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  • HE DIDN'T STOP THE TROUBLE,BUT HE DID KEEP THE TROUBLE
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  • BUT HE DID KEEP THE TROUBLEFROM STOPPING YOU.
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  • FROM STOPPING YOU.YOU COULD HAVE FALLEN APART,
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  • YOU COULD HAVE FALLEN APART,YOU COULD HAVE HAD A NERVOUS
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  • YOU COULD HAVE HAD A NERVOUSBREAKDOWN, GOTTEN BITTER,
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  • BREAKDOWN, GOTTEN BITTER,BUT GOD GAVE YOU GREEN GRASS
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  • BUT GOD GAVE YOU GREEN GRASSIN THE DESERT.
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  • IN THE DESERT.HE SUSTAINED YOU.
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  • HE SUSTAINED YOU.WHEN YOU COULD HAVE BEEN
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  • WHEN YOU COULD HAVE BEENOVERWHELMED, HE STEPPED IN
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  • OVERWHELMED, HE STEPPED INAND LIGHTENED THE LOAD.
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  • AND LIGHTENED THE LOAD.THAT'S WHY THAT PERSON
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  • THAT'S WHY THAT PERSONSHOWED UP AT JUST THE RIGHT
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  • SHOWED UP AT JUST THE RIGHTTIME TO HELP YOU.
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  • TIME TO HELP YOU.IT WASN'T A LUCKY BREAK;
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  • IT WASN'T A LUCKY BREAK;IT WAS GRASS IN THE DESERT.
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  • IT WAS GRASS IN THE DESERT.THAT'S WHY YOU HAD THE
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  • THAT'S WHY YOU HAD THESTRENGTH TO TAKE THAT
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  • STRENGTH TO TAKE THATTREATMENT WHEN YOU SHOULD
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  • TREATMENT WHEN YOU SHOULDHAVE BEEN DISCOURAGED, WORN
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  • HAVE BEEN DISCOURAGED, WORNOUT; IT WAS GRASS IN THE
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  • OUT; IT WAS GRASS IN THEDESERT.
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  • DESERT.THAT'S WHY THIS PANDEMIC
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  • THAT'S WHY THIS PANDEMICHASN'T DEFEATED YOU.
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  • HASN'T DEFEATED YOU.YOU COULD BE STRESSED OUT,
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  • YOU COULD BE STRESSED OUT,NOT ABLE TO MAKE IT, BUT
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  • NOT ABLE TO MAKE IT, BUTTHERE'S GRASS IN THE DESERT.
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  • THERE'S GRASS IN THE DESERT.GOD HASN'T CHANGED IT ALL
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  • GOD HASN'T CHANGED IT ALLYET. YOU HAVEN'T SEEN THE
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  • YET. YOU HAVEN'T SEEN THEPROMISE COME TO PASS.
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  • PROMISE COME TO PASS.YOU'RE STILL BELIEVING FOR
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  • YOU'RE STILL BELIEVING FORTHE HEALING, THE PROMOTION,
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  • THE HEALING, THE PROMOTION,THE SPOUSE.
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  • THE SPOUSE.THE GOOD NEWS IS WHILE
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  • THE GOOD NEWS IS WHILEYOU'RE WAITING, GOD IS
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  • YOU'RE WAITING, GOD ISMAKING YOUR HARD PLACES
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  • MAKING YOUR HARD PLACESEASIER.
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  • EASIER.YOU MAY NOT BE ABLE TO TELL
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  • YOU MAY NOT BE ABLE TO TELLIT BUT IF IT WASN'T FOR THE
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  • IT BUT IF IT WASN'T FOR THEGOODNESS OF GOD THAT
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  • GOODNESS OF GOD THATSICKNESS WOULD HAVE TAKEN
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  • SICKNESS WOULD HAVE TAKENYOU OUT.
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  • YOU OUT.WITHOUT HIS FAVOR THAT
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  • WITHOUT HIS FAVOR THATTROUBLE WOULD HAVE
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  • TROUBLE WOULD HAVEOVERWHELMED YOU.
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  • OVERWHELMED YOU.WITHOUT HIS MERCY THAT
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  • WITHOUT HIS MERCY THATADDICTION WOULD HAVE
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  • ADDICTION WOULD HAVEDEFEATED YOU.
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  • DEFEATED YOU.NO MATTER WHAT YOU GO
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  • NO MATTER WHAT YOU GOTHROUGH, AN ILLNESS, A
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  • THROUGH, AN ILLNESS, ADIVORCE, A BETRAYAL, BECAUSE
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  • DIVORCE, A BETRAYAL, BECAUSEYOU'RE A CHILD OF THE MOST
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  • YOU'RE A CHILD OF THE MOSTHIGH GOD, THERE'S GOING TO
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  • HIGH GOD, THERE'S GOING TOBE GREEN GRASS IN THE
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  • BE GREEN GRASS IN THEDESERT. IT'S NOT GOING
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  • DESERT. IT'S NOT GOINGTO OVERWHELM YOU.
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  • TO OVERWHELM YOU.IT'S NOT GOING TO BE TOO
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  • IT'S NOT GOING TO BE TOOMUCH.
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  • MUCH.GOD IS GOING TO DO THINGS
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  • GOD IS GOING TO DO THINGSTHAT DON'T MAKE SENSE.
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  • THAT DON'T MAKE SENSE.HE'S GOING TO GIVE YOU
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  • HE'S GOING TO GIVE YOUSTRENGTH THAT YOU CAN'T
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  • STRENGTH THAT YOU CAN'TEXPLAIN.
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  • EXPLAIN.COURAGE THAT YOU DIDN'T KNOW
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  • COURAGE THAT YOU DIDN'T KNOWYOU HAD.
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  • YOU HAD.FAVOR THAT YOU DIDN'T SEE
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  • FAVOR THAT YOU DIDN'T SEECOMING.
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  • COMING.YOU MAY BE IN A DESERT PLACE
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  • YOU MAY BE IN A DESERT PLACENOW; THE RIGHT ATTITUDE IS,
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  • NOW; THE RIGHT ATTITUDE IS,"LORD, I WANT TO THANK YOU
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  • "LORD, I WANT TO THANK YOUFOR THE GREEN GRASS.
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  • FOR THE GREEN GRASS.THANK YOU FOR SUSTAINING ME,
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  • THANK YOU FOR SUSTAINING ME,THANK YOU FOR WHAT COULDN'T
  • 00:04:59.253 --> 00:05:01.255
  • THANK YOU FOR WHAT COULDN'TTAKE ME OUT, THANK YOU THAT
  • 00:05:01.255 --> 00:05:03.124
  • TAKE ME OUT, THANK YOU THATI'M STILL STANDING."
  • 00:05:03.124 --> 00:05:04.558
  • I'M STILL STANDING."HOW COULD JOSEPH KEEP A GOOD
  • 00:05:04.558 --> 00:05:05.960
  • HOW COULD JOSEPH KEEP A GOODATTITUDE AFTER ALL THE
  • 00:05:05.960 --> 00:05:06.827
  • ATTITUDE AFTER ALL THENEGATIVE THINGS THAT
  • 00:05:06.827 --> 00:05:08.162
  • NEGATIVE THINGS THATHAPPENED TO HIM?
  • 00:05:08.162 --> 00:05:09.263
  • HAPPENED TO HIM?HE WAS BETRAYED BY HIS
  • 00:05:09.263 --> 00:05:10.698
  • HE WAS BETRAYED BY HISBROTHERS AND THROWN INTO A
  • 00:05:10.698 --> 00:05:11.565
  • BROTHERS AND THROWN INTO APIT.
  • 00:05:11.565 --> 00:05:12.500
  • PIT.THEY WERE GOING TO LEAVE HIM
  • 00:05:12.500 --> 00:05:14.001
  • THEY WERE GOING TO LEAVE HIMTHERE TO DIE, BUT THEY ENDED
  • 00:05:14.001 --> 00:05:16.137
  • THERE TO DIE, BUT THEY ENDEDUP SELLING HIM AS A SLAVE.
  • 00:05:16.137 --> 00:05:17.605
  • UP SELLING HIM AS A SLAVE.HE SHOULD HAVE BEEN BITTER,
  • 00:05:17.605 --> 00:05:18.873
  • HE SHOULD HAVE BEEN BITTER,ANGRY, TRYING TO GET
  • 00:05:18.873 --> 00:05:20.674
  • ANGRY, TRYING TO GETREVENGE, BUT GOD GAVE HIM
  • 00:05:20.674 --> 00:05:22.176
  • REVENGE, BUT GOD GAVE HIMGRASS IN THE DESERT.
  • 00:05:22.176 --> 00:05:23.344
  • GRASS IN THE DESERT.HE MADE THE HARD PLACES
  • 00:05:23.344 --> 00:05:24.412
  • HE MADE THE HARD PLACESEASIER.
  • 00:05:24.412 --> 00:05:26.447
  • EASIER.DESPITE ALL THE INJUSTICE,
  • 00:05:26.447 --> 00:05:27.515
  • DESPITE ALL THE INJUSTICE,DESPITE HIS WORLD BEING
  • 00:05:27.515 --> 00:05:29.350
  • DESPITE HIS WORLD BEINGTURNED UPSIDE DOWN, JOSEPH
  • 00:05:29.350 --> 00:05:31.085
  • TURNED UPSIDE DOWN, JOSEPHKEPT BEING HIS BEST, DOING
  • 00:05:31.085 --> 00:05:32.720
  • WHEN HE FACED TEMPTATION,
  • 00:05:34.255 --> 00:05:35.389
  • WHEN HE FACED TEMPTATION,THE OWNER'S WIFE TRIED TO
  • 00:05:35.389 --> 00:05:37.191
  • THE OWNER'S WIFE TRIED TOSEDUCE HIM, JOSEPH COULD
  • 00:05:37.191 --> 00:05:38.259
  • SEDUCE HIM, JOSEPH COULDHAVE THOUGHT, "I HAVE
  • 00:05:38.259 --> 00:05:39.460
  • HAVE THOUGHT, "I HAVENOTHING TO LOSE.
  • 00:05:39.460 --> 00:05:40.494
  • NOTHING TO LOSE.THESE PEOPLE HAVE DONE ME
  • 00:05:40.494 --> 00:05:41.429
  • THESE PEOPLE HAVE DONE MEWRONG."
  • 00:05:41.429 --> 00:05:42.496
  • WRONG."HE COULD HAVE LET HIS GUARD
  • 00:05:42.496 --> 00:05:44.231
  • HE COULD HAVE LET HIS GUARDDOWN AND COMPROMISED, BUT
  • 00:05:44.231 --> 00:05:45.266
  • DOWN AND COMPROMISED, BUTTHERE WAS GRASS IN THE
  • 00:05:45.266 --> 00:05:46.100
  • JOSEPH STAYED FAITHFUL,
  • 00:05:47.401 --> 00:05:49.336
  • JOSEPH STAYED FAITHFUL,LOYAL, COMMITTED.
  • 00:05:49.336 --> 00:05:50.905
  • LOYAL, COMMITTED.YOU DON'T KNOW HOW GOD IS
  • 00:05:50.905 --> 00:05:52.339
  • YOU DON'T KNOW HOW GOD ISWORKING IN YOUR LIFE RIGHT
  • 00:05:52.339 --> 00:05:53.274
  • WORKING IN YOUR LIFE RIGHTNOW.
  • 00:05:53.274 --> 00:05:54.008
  • NOW.WHERE DID YOU GET THE
  • 00:05:54.008 --> 00:05:55.242
  • WHERE DID YOU GET THESTRENGTH TO WITHSTAND THE
  • 00:05:55.242 --> 00:05:56.410
  • STRENGTH TO WITHSTAND THETEMPTATION?
  • 00:05:56.410 --> 00:05:57.545
  • TEMPTATION?HOW ARE YOU ABLE TO KEEP A
  • 00:05:57.545 --> 00:05:59.013
  • HOW ARE YOU ABLE TO KEEP AGOOD ATTITUDE WHEN NEGATIVE
  • 00:05:59.013 --> 00:06:00.314
  • GOOD ATTITUDE WHEN NEGATIVETHINGS HAVE HAPPENED?
  • 00:06:00.314 --> 00:06:01.882
  • THINGS HAVE HAPPENED?HOW CAN YOU STILL BE STRONG
  • 00:06:01.882 --> 00:06:03.484
  • HOW CAN YOU STILL BE STRONGAND DO THE RIGHT THING WITH
  • 00:06:03.484 --> 00:06:04.585
  • AND DO THE RIGHT THING WITHTHESE CHALLENGES YOU'RE UP
  • 00:06:04.585 --> 00:06:05.586
  • THESE CHALLENGES YOU'RE UPAGAINST?
  • 00:06:05.586 --> 00:06:06.987
  • AGAINST?IT'S NOT JUST YOUR WILL,
  • 00:06:06.987 --> 00:06:09.290
  • IT'S NOT JUST YOUR WILL,YOUR DETERMINATION, IT'S GOD
  • 00:06:09.290 --> 00:06:10.424
  • YOUR DETERMINATION, IT'S GODGIVING YOU GRASS IN THE
  • 00:06:10.424 --> 00:06:11.325
  • GIVING YOU GRASS IN THEDESERT.
  • 00:06:11.325 --> 00:06:12.460
  • DESERT.HE'S NOT LETTING THAT
  • 00:06:12.460 --> 00:06:13.994
  • HE'S NOT LETTING THATTROUBLE OVERWHELM YOU.
  • 00:06:13.994 --> 00:06:15.329
  • TROUBLE OVERWHELM YOU.HE'S NOT LETTING THAT BAD
  • 00:06:15.329 --> 00:06:17.231
  • THE SCRIPTURE SAYS, "YOU'LL
  • 00:06:18.499 --> 00:06:20.334
  • THE SCRIPTURE SAYS, "YOU'LLNEVER FACE ANYTHING THAT YOU
  • 00:06:20.334 --> 00:06:21.635
  • NEVER FACE ANYTHING THAT YOUCAN'T HANDLE."
  • 00:06:21.635 --> 00:06:23.237
  • CAN'T HANDLE."IF IT WAS TOO MUCH, IF IT
  • 00:06:23.237 --> 00:06:24.071
  • IF IT WAS TOO MUCH, IF ITWAS GOING TO STOP YOUR
  • 00:06:24.071 --> 00:06:25.506
  • WAS GOING TO STOP YOURDESTINY, GOD WOULDN'T HAVE
  • 00:06:25.506 --> 00:06:26.707
  • DESTINY, GOD WOULDN'T HAVEALLOWED IT.
  • 00:06:26.707 --> 00:06:28.609
  • ALLOWED IT.LIKE JOSEPH, YOU MAY BE IN A
  • 00:06:28.609 --> 00:06:29.977
  • LIKE JOSEPH, YOU MAY BE IN ADESERT PLACE.
  • 00:06:29.977 --> 00:06:31.846
  • YOU'RE DEALING WITH THINGS
  • 00:06:32.646 --> 00:06:34.148
  • YOU'RE DEALING WITH THINGSTHAT YOU NEVER SAW COMING,
  • 00:06:34.148 --> 00:06:35.716
  • THAT YOU NEVER SAW COMING,PEOPLE THAT DID YOU WRONG, A
  • 00:06:35.716 --> 00:06:36.517
  • PEOPLE THAT DID YOU WRONG, ASICKNESS THAT'S NOT
  • 00:06:36.517 --> 00:06:37.952
  • SICKNESS THAT'S NOTIMPROVING, YOUR BUSINESS
  • 00:06:37.952 --> 00:06:38.853
  • IMPROVING, YOUR BUSINESSWENT DOWN.
  • 00:06:38.853 --> 00:06:40.154
  • WENT DOWN.YOU DON'T SEE HOW YOU CAN GO
  • 00:06:40.154 --> 00:06:40.988
  • YOU DON'T SEE HOW YOU CAN GOON.
  • 00:06:40.988 --> 00:06:42.356
  • ON.GOD IS ABOUT TO MAKE YOUR
  • 00:06:42.356 --> 00:06:44.291
  • GOD IS ABOUT TO MAKE YOURHARD PLACES EASIER.
  • 00:06:44.291 --> 00:06:44.959
  • HARD PLACES EASIER.YOU'RE GOING TO FEEL
  • 00:06:44.959 --> 00:06:45.993
  • YOU'RE GOING TO FEELSTRENGTH THAT YOU'VE NEVER
  • 00:06:45.993 --> 00:06:46.827
  • STRENGTH THAT YOU'VE NEVERFELT.
  • 00:06:46.827 --> 00:06:48.462
  • FELT.THE RIGHT PEOPLE, DIVINE
  • 00:06:48.462 --> 00:06:49.830
  • THE RIGHT PEOPLE, DIVINECONNECTIONS ARE HEADED YOUR
  • 00:06:49.830 --> 00:06:50.498
  • CONNECTIONS ARE HEADED YOURWAY.
  • 00:06:50.498 --> 00:06:51.999
  • WAY.GOD IS GOING TO GET YOU TO
  • 00:06:51.999 --> 00:06:53.801
  • GOD IS GOING TO GET YOU TOWHERE YOU'RE SUPPOSED TO BE.
  • 00:06:53.801 --> 00:06:55.202
  • WHERE YOU'RE SUPPOSED TO BE.THE DESERT IS NOT YOUR
  • 00:06:55.202 --> 00:06:57.771
  • THE DESERT IS NOT YOURDESTINY, THAT BARREN PLACE,
  • 00:06:57.771 --> 00:06:59.440
  • DESTINY, THAT BARREN PLACE,THE DISAPPOINTMENT, THE LOSS
  • 00:06:59.440 --> 00:07:01.475
  • THE DISAPPOINTMENT, THE LOSSIS NOT HOW YOUR STORY ENDS.
  • 00:07:01.475 --> 00:07:03.377
  • IS NOT HOW YOUR STORY ENDS.THE DESERT IS TEMPORARY, THE
  • 00:07:03.377 --> 00:07:04.845
  • THE DESERT IS TEMPORARY, THETROUBLE IS TEMPORARY, THE
  • 00:07:04.845 --> 00:07:06.180
  • TROUBLE IS TEMPORARY, THEDEPRESSION IT'S ONLY
  • 00:07:06.180 --> 00:07:07.615
  • DEPRESSION IT'S ONLYTEMPORARY.
  • 00:07:07.615 --> 00:07:09.083
  • TEMPORARY.JOSEPH ENDED UP THE PRIME
  • 00:07:09.083 --> 00:07:10.718
  • JOSEPH ENDED UP THE PRIMEMINISTER OF EGYPT.
  • 00:07:10.718 --> 00:07:12.219
  • MINISTER OF EGYPT.HE CAME OUT OF THE DESERT
  • 00:07:12.219 --> 00:07:14.288
  • HE CAME OUT OF THE DESERTINTO HIS PROMISED LAND.
  • 00:07:14.288 --> 00:07:15.890
  • INTO HIS PROMISED LAND.WE DON'T LIKE THE DESERT,
  • 00:07:15.890 --> 00:07:16.757
  • WE DON'T LIKE THE DESERT,BUT THE DESERT WAS
  • 00:07:16.757 --> 00:07:17.858
  • BUT THE DESERT WASNECESSARY.
  • 00:07:17.858 --> 00:07:19.493
  • NECESSARY.WITHOUT THE OPPOSITION,
  • 00:07:19.493 --> 00:07:20.828
  • WITHOUT THE OPPOSITION,WITHOUT THE BETRAYALS, THE
  • 00:07:20.828 --> 00:07:22.596
  • WITHOUT THE BETRAYALS, THEDISAPPOINTMENTS JOSEPH WOULD
  • 00:07:22.596 --> 00:07:23.797
  • DISAPPOINTMENTS JOSEPH WOULDHAVE NEVER MADE IT TO HIS
  • 00:07:23.797 --> 00:07:25.199
  • HAVE NEVER MADE IT TO HISDESTINY.
  • 00:07:25.199 --> 00:07:27.134
  • DESTINY.GOD WON'T STOP THE DESERT,
  • 00:07:27.134 --> 00:07:28.102
  • GOD WON'T STOP THE DESERT,HE NEVER PROMISED WE
  • 00:07:28.102 --> 00:07:29.703
  • HE NEVER PROMISED WEWOULDN'T HAVE DIFFICULTIES,
  • 00:07:29.703 --> 00:07:31.238
  • WOULDN'T HAVE DIFFICULTIES,BUT HE DID PROMISE HE'LL
  • 00:07:31.238 --> 00:07:32.172
  • BUT HE DID PROMISE HE'LLGIVE YOU GRASS IN THE
  • 00:07:32.172 --> 00:07:33.007
  • GIVE YOU GRASS IN THEDESERT.
  • 00:07:33.007 --> 00:07:34.275
  • DESERT.HE'LL MAKE YOUR HARD PLACES
  • 00:07:34.275 --> 00:07:35.376
  • HE'LL MAKE YOUR HARD PLACESEASIER.
  • 00:07:35.376 --> 00:07:36.744
  • EASIER.NOW QUIT TELLING YOURSELF
  • 00:07:36.744 --> 00:07:38.245
  • "IT'S TOO MUCH.
  • 00:07:39.547 --> 00:07:41.315
  • "IT'S TOO MUCH.I'LL NEVER BEAT THIS CANCER,
  • 00:07:41.315 --> 00:07:42.182
  • I'LL NEVER BEAT THIS CANCER,I'LL NEVER RAISE THESE
  • 00:07:42.182 --> 00:07:43.717
  • I'LL NEVER RAISE THESECHILDREN, THIS PANDEMIC IS
  • 00:07:43.717 --> 00:07:45.319
  • CHILDREN, THIS PANDEMIC ISGOING TO RUIN MY BUSINESS."
  • 00:07:45.319 --> 00:07:47.254
  • GOING TO RUIN MY BUSINESS."YOU'RE DEFEATING YOURSELF.
  • 00:07:47.254 --> 00:07:48.455
  • YOU'RE DEFEATING YOURSELF.VICTORY STARTS IN OUR
  • 00:07:48.455 --> 00:07:49.456
  • VICTORY STARTS IN OURTHINKING.
  • 00:07:49.456 --> 00:07:50.958
  • THINKING.THE SCRIPTURE SAYS, "TAKE
  • 00:07:50.958 --> 00:07:52.793
  • THE SCRIPTURE SAYS, "TAKEHOLD OF HIS STRENGTH."
  • 00:07:52.793 --> 00:07:54.295
  • HOLD OF HIS STRENGTH."TRY A DIFFERENT APPROACH.
  • 00:07:54.295 --> 00:07:55.229
  • TRY A DIFFERENT APPROACH."LORD, THANK YOU FOR THE
  • 00:07:55.229 --> 00:07:56.764
  • "LORD, THANK YOU FOR THEGRASS IN THE DESERT.
  • 00:07:56.764 --> 00:07:57.932
  • GRASS IN THE DESERT.THANK YOU THAT I CAN DO ALL
  • 00:07:57.932 --> 00:07:59.233
  • THANK YOU THAT I CAN DO ALLTHINGS THROUGH CHRIST.
  • 00:07:59.233 --> 00:08:00.467
  • THINGS THROUGH CHRIST.THANK YOU THAT I'M STRONG IN
  • 00:08:00.467 --> 00:08:01.268
  • THANK YOU THAT I'M STRONG INTHE LORD.
  • 00:08:01.268 --> 00:08:02.069
  • THE LORD.THANK YOU THAT YOU'RE MAKING
  • 00:08:02.069 --> 00:08:03.671
  • THANK YOU THAT YOU'RE MAKINGMY CROOKED PLACES STRAIGHT.
  • 00:08:03.671 --> 00:08:04.872
  • MY CROOKED PLACES STRAIGHT.THANK YOU THAT YOU BEING FOR
  • 00:08:04.872 --> 00:08:06.373
  • BEING AGAINST ME."
  • 00:08:08.142 --> 00:08:09.310
  • BEING AGAINST ME."MY FATHER STRUGGLED WITH
  • 00:08:09.310 --> 00:08:10.678
  • MY FATHER STRUGGLED WITHHIGH BLOOD PRESSURE MOST OF
  • 00:08:10.678 --> 00:08:11.745
  • HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE MOST OFHIS LIFE.
  • 00:08:11.745 --> 00:08:13.080
  • TAKE WOULD MAKE HIM DIZZYLD
  • 00:08:14.748 --> 00:08:16.917
  • TAKE WOULD MAKE HIM DIZZYLDAND NOT FEEL LIKE HIMSELF.
  • 00:08:16.917 --> 00:08:18.352
  • AND NOT FEEL LIKE HIMSELF.ON SUNDAY MORNINGS, I WOULD
  • 00:08:18.352 --> 00:08:19.186
  • ON SUNDAY MORNINGS, I WOULDCOME DOWN TO PUT HIS
  • 00:08:19.186 --> 00:08:21.322
  • COME DOWN TO PUT HISMICROPHONE ON IN THE TV AREA
  • 00:08:21.322 --> 00:08:22.890
  • MANY TIMES, HE HADN'T SLEPT
  • 00:08:24.158 --> 00:08:25.793
  • MANY TIMES, HE HADN'T SLEPTMUCH THE NIGHT BEFORE, HE
  • 00:08:25.793 --> 00:08:27.428
  • MUCH THE NIGHT BEFORE, HEDIDN'T SEEM UP TO PAR.
  • 00:08:27.428 --> 00:08:28.529
  • DIDN'T SEEM UP TO PAR.I WOULD ASK HIM IF HE WANTED
  • 00:08:28.529 --> 00:08:30.097
  • I WOULD ASK HIM IF HE WANTEDTO MINISTER OR DID HE WANT
  • 00:08:30.097 --> 00:08:31.565
  • TO MINISTER OR DID HE WANTUS TO GET SOMEONE ELSE.
  • 00:08:31.565 --> 00:08:33.133
  • US TO GET SOMEONE ELSE.HE WOULD NEVER THINK TWICE.
  • 00:08:33.133 --> 00:08:34.969
  • HE WOULD NEVER THINK TWICE.HE'D SAY, "YES, I'M READY."
  • 00:08:34.969 --> 00:08:36.737
  • HE'D SAY, "YES, I'M READY."HE WOULD GO OUT AS STRONG,
  • 00:08:36.737 --> 00:08:38.806
  • HE WOULD GO OUT AS STRONG,AS ANOINTED, AS EFFECTIVE AS
  • 00:08:38.806 --> 00:08:39.607
  • AS ANOINTED, AS EFFECTIVE ASEVER.
  • 00:08:39.607 --> 00:08:40.507
  • EVER.WHEN HE STEPPED IN THE
  • 00:08:40.507 --> 00:08:41.809
  • WHEN HE STEPPED IN THEPULPIT, IT WAS LIKE HE WAS A
  • 00:08:41.809 --> 00:08:42.943
  • PULPIT, IT WAS LIKE HE WAS ADIFFERENT PERSON.
  • 00:08:42.943 --> 00:08:44.011
  • DIFFERENT PERSON.YOU COULDN'T TELL ANYTHING
  • 00:08:44.011 --> 00:08:45.079
  • YOU COULDN'T TELL ANYTHINGWAS WRONG.
  • 00:08:45.079 --> 00:08:46.313
  • WAS WRONG.I WAS SO AMAZED.
  • 00:08:46.313 --> 00:08:47.214
  • I WAS SO AMAZED.I THOUGHT HOW COULD HE DO
  • 00:08:47.214 --> 00:08:48.148
  • I THOUGHT HOW COULD HE DOTHAT?
  • 00:08:48.148 --> 00:08:50.484
  • THAT?I REALIZE NOW THAT WAS GOD
  • 00:08:50.484 --> 00:08:51.986
  • I REALIZE NOW THAT WAS GODGIVING HIM GRASS IN THE
  • 00:08:51.986 --> 00:08:53.220
  • GIVING HIM GRASS IN THEDESERT.
  • 00:08:53.220 --> 00:08:54.955
  • DESERT.DAVID SAID, "GOD MAKES ME TO
  • 00:08:54.955 --> 00:08:57.625
  • DAVID SAID, "GOD MAKES ME TOLIE DOWN IN GREEN PASTURES."
  • 00:08:57.625 --> 00:08:59.259
  • LIE DOWN IN GREEN PASTURES."YOU CAN BE IN A DESERT AND
  • 00:08:59.259 --> 00:09:00.661
  • YOU CAN BE IN A DESERT ANDGOD WILL CREATE A GREEN
  • 00:09:00.661 --> 00:09:01.762
  • GOD WILL CREATE A GREENPASTURE.
  • 00:09:01.762 --> 00:09:03.464
  • PASTURE.IN A PANDEMIC, YOU COULD BE
  • 00:09:03.464 --> 00:09:05.399
  • IN A PANDEMIC, YOU COULD BEWORRIED, UPSET, BUT LOOK AT
  • 00:09:05.399 --> 00:09:07.701
  • YOU KNOW GOD IS STILL ON THE
  • 00:09:08.969 --> 00:09:09.903
  • YOU KNOW GOD IS STILL ON THETHRONE.
  • 00:09:09.903 --> 00:09:11.405
  • THRONE.YOU KNOW HE HOLDS VICTORY IN
  • 00:09:11.405 --> 00:09:12.806
  • YOU KNOW HE HOLDS VICTORY INSTORE FOR THE UPRIGHT.
  • 00:09:12.806 --> 00:09:13.774
  • STORE FOR THE UPRIGHT.YOU KNOW WHAT WAS MEANT FOR
  • 00:09:13.774 --> 00:09:15.309
  • ADVANTAGE.
  • 00:09:16.443 --> 00:09:18.345
  • ADVANTAGE.IT'S BARREN ALL AROUND YOU,
  • 00:09:18.345 --> 00:09:19.313
  • IT'S BARREN ALL AROUND YOU,BUT YOU'RE IN A GREEN
  • 00:09:19.313 --> 00:09:20.180
  • BUT YOU'RE IN A GREENPASTURE.
  • 00:09:20.180 --> 00:09:21.348
  • PASTURE.YOU HAVE GRASS IN THE
  • 00:09:21.348 --> 00:09:22.383
  • YOU HAVE GRASS IN THEDESERT.
  • 00:09:22.383 --> 00:09:23.017
  • DESERT.WHILE OTHERS ARE
  • 00:09:23.017 --> 00:09:24.485
  • WHILE OTHERS ARECOMPLAINING, TALKING ABOUT
  • 00:09:24.485 --> 00:09:25.586
  • COMPLAINING, TALKING ABOUTHOW IT'S NOT GOING TO WORK
  • 00:09:25.586 --> 00:09:26.920
  • HOW IT'S NOT GOING TO WORKOUT, YOU HAVE A SONG OF
  • 00:09:26.920 --> 00:09:28.589
  • OUT, YOU HAVE A SONG OFPRAISE, YOU'RE EXPECTING
  • 00:09:28.589 --> 00:09:29.757
  • PRAISE, YOU'RE EXPECTINGGOD'S FAVOR, YOU'RE
  • 00:09:29.757 --> 00:09:31.892
  • GOD'S FAVOR, YOU'REDECLARING HIS PROMISES.
  • 00:09:31.892 --> 00:09:33.360
  • DECLARING HIS PROMISES.WHEN I LOOKED AT MY FATHER,
  • 00:09:33.360 --> 00:09:35.295
  • WHEN I LOOKED AT MY FATHER,I DIDN'T SEE GREEN PASTURES,
  • 00:09:35.295 --> 00:09:37.231
  • I DIDN'T SEE GREEN PASTURES,ALL I SAW WAS A DESERT,
  • 00:09:37.231 --> 00:09:39.066
  • ALL I SAW WAS A DESERT,BARREN LAND, HIM NOT FEELING
  • 00:09:39.066 --> 00:09:40.000
  • BARREN LAND, HIM NOT FEELINGWELL.
  • 00:09:40.000 --> 00:09:41.035
  • WELL.I DIDN'T SEE HOW HE COULD
  • 00:09:41.035 --> 00:09:42.703
  • I DIDN'T SEE HOW HE COULDPREPARE A MESSAGE, HOW HE
  • 00:09:42.703 --> 00:09:43.470
  • PREPARE A MESSAGE, HOW HECOULD GET UP AND BE
  • 00:09:43.470 --> 00:09:44.772
  • COULD GET UP AND BEEFFECTIVE.
  • 00:09:44.772 --> 00:09:46.040
  • EFFECTIVE.BUT GOD DOESN'T WAIT TILL
  • 00:09:46.040 --> 00:09:47.541
  • BUT GOD DOESN'T WAIT TILLYOU GET OUT OF THE DESERT,
  • 00:09:47.541 --> 00:09:48.976
  • YOU GET OUT OF THE DESERT,HE'LL CAUSE YOU TO FLOURISH
  • 00:09:48.976 --> 00:09:50.110
  • HE'LL CAUSE YOU TO FLOURISHIN THE DESERT.
  • 00:09:50.110 --> 00:09:51.812
  • IN THE DESERT.HE'LL MAKE YOU PROSPEROUS IN
  • 00:09:51.812 --> 00:09:53.180
  • HE'LL MAKE YOU PROSPEROUS INA BARREN LAND.
  • 00:09:53.180 --> 00:09:54.682
  • A BARREN LAND.WHAT I COULDN'T SEE WAS IN
  • 00:09:54.682 --> 00:09:56.116
  • WHAT I COULDN'T SEE WAS INTHAT DESERT, HE HAD GREEN
  • 00:09:56.116 --> 00:09:56.884
  • THAT DESERT, HE HAD GREENGRASS.
  • 00:09:56.884 --> 00:09:58.352
  • GRASS.HE HAD STRENGTH TO DO WHAT
  • 00:09:58.352 --> 00:10:00.754
  • HE HAD STRENGTH TO DO WHATHE SHOULDN'T BE ABLE TO DO.
  • 00:10:00.754 --> 00:10:02.456
  • HE SHOULDN'T BE ABLE TO DO.AT SEVENTY-SEVEN, MY FATHER
  • 00:10:02.456 --> 00:10:04.158
  • AT SEVENTY-SEVEN, MY FATHERHAD TO GO ON DIALYSIS.
  • 00:10:04.158 --> 00:10:05.125
  • HAD TO GO ON DIALYSIS.HIS KIDNEYS HAD QUIT
  • 00:10:05.125 --> 00:10:06.026
  • HIS KIDNEYS HAD QUITWORKING.
  • 00:10:06.026 --> 00:10:07.094
  • WORKING.OFTEN, I WOULD TAKE HIM TO
  • 00:10:07.094 --> 00:10:07.961
  • OFTEN, I WOULD TAKE HIM TOTHE CLINIC.
  • 00:10:07.961 --> 00:10:08.929
  • THE CLINIC.HE WOULD SIT THERE FOR FOUR
  • 00:10:08.929 --> 00:10:11.031
  • HE WOULD SIT THERE FOR FOURHOURS, THREE TIMES A WEEK.
  • 00:10:11.031 --> 00:10:12.232
  • HOURS, THREE TIMES A WEEK.HE WAS USED TO BEING ABLE TO
  • 00:10:12.232 --> 00:10:14.635
  • HE WAS USED TO BEING ABLE TOTRAVEL, GO PLACES BUT NOW HE
  • 00:10:14.635 --> 00:10:16.170
  • TRAVEL, GO PLACES BUT NOW HEWAS TIED DOWN.
  • 00:10:16.170 --> 00:10:17.137
  • WAS TIED DOWN.THIS SHOULD HAVE DEFEATED
  • 00:10:17.137 --> 00:10:18.472
  • THIS SHOULD HAVE DEFEATEDHIM; IT SHOULD HAVE TAKEN
  • 00:10:18.472 --> 00:10:19.873
  • HIM; IT SHOULD HAVE TAKENTHE JOY AND VICTORY OUT OF
  • 00:10:19.873 --> 00:10:21.108
  • THE JOY AND VICTORY OUT OFHIS LIFE.
  • 00:10:21.108 --> 00:10:22.476
  • HIS LIFE.BUT GOD TAKES THINGS THAT
  • 00:10:22.476 --> 00:10:24.244
  • BUT GOD TAKES THINGS THATSHOULD BE DISHEARTENING,
  • 00:10:24.244 --> 00:10:26.246
  • SHOULD BE DISHEARTENING,DEFEATING, UNBEARABLE, AND
  • 00:10:26.246 --> 00:10:27.648
  • DEFEATING, UNBEARABLE, ANDHE GIVES YOU THE GRACE TO
  • 00:10:27.648 --> 00:10:29.550
  • HE GIVES YOU THE GRACE TOKEEP GOING STRONG.
  • 00:10:29.550 --> 00:10:30.484
  • KEEP GOING STRONG.EVEN THOUGH HE WAS ON
  • 00:10:30.484 --> 00:10:32.352
  • EVEN THOUGH HE WAS ONDIALYSIS, HE NEVER MISSED
  • 00:10:32.352 --> 00:10:33.721
  • DIALYSIS, HE NEVER MISSEDMINISTERING ON A SUNDAY
  • 00:10:33.721 --> 00:10:34.588
  • MINISTERING ON A SUNDAYMORNING.
  • 00:10:34.588 --> 00:10:36.423
  • MORNING.I NEVER HEARD HIM COMPLAIN.
  • 00:10:36.423 --> 00:10:37.591
  • I NEVER HEARD HIM COMPLAIN.HE DIDN'T TALK ABOUT HOW BAD
  • 00:10:37.591 --> 00:10:38.525
  • HE DIDN'T TALK ABOUT HOW BADIT WAS.
  • 00:10:38.525 --> 00:10:40.194
  • IT WAS.HE WAS CONSTANTLY THANKING
  • 00:10:40.194 --> 00:10:41.962
  • HE WAS CONSTANTLY THANKINGGOD FOR HIS GOODNESS.
  • 00:10:41.962 --> 00:10:43.030
  • GOD FOR HIS GOODNESS.THAT DIDN'T MAKE SENSE.
  • 00:10:43.030 --> 00:10:44.732
  • THAT DIDN'T MAKE SENSE.HE WAS IN THE DESERT, ON
  • 00:10:44.732 --> 00:10:46.133
  • HE WAS IN THE DESERT, ONDIALYSIS, NOT ABLE TO
  • 00:10:46.133 --> 00:10:48.569
  • DIALYSIS, NOT ABLE TOTRAVEL, BUT GOD KNOWS HOW TO
  • 00:10:48.569 --> 00:10:49.703
  • TRAVEL, BUT GOD KNOWS HOW TOMAKE YOUR HARD PLACES
  • 00:10:49.703 --> 00:10:50.637
  • MAKE YOUR HARD PLACESEASIER.
  • 00:10:50.637 --> 00:10:51.905
  • EASIER.HE MAY NOT KEEP YOU OUT OF
  • 00:10:51.905 --> 00:10:53.307
  • HE MAY NOT KEEP YOU OUT OFTHE DESERT, BUT HE WILL GIVE
  • 00:10:53.307 --> 00:10:55.042
  • THE DESERT, BUT HE WILL GIVEYOU GRASS IN THE DESERT.
  • 00:10:55.042 --> 00:10:56.343
  • YOU GRASS IN THE DESERT.HE'LL GIVE YOU THE GRACE TO
  • 00:10:56.343 --> 00:10:57.978
  • HE'LL GIVE YOU THE GRACE TOGO THROUGH WHATEVER COMES
  • 00:10:57.978 --> 00:10:59.446
  • GO THROUGH WHATEVER COMESYOUR WAY.
  • 00:10:59.446 --> 00:11:00.814
  • YOUR WAY.YOU MAY BE UP AGAINST THINGS
  • 00:11:00.814 --> 00:11:01.882
  • YOU MAY BE UP AGAINST THINGSTHAT SEEM LIKE THEY'RE TOO
  • 00:11:01.882 --> 00:11:03.283
  • THAT SEEM LIKE THEY'RE TOOMUCH TO HANDLE, TOO
  • 00:11:03.283 --> 00:11:05.119
  • MUCH TO HANDLE, TOODIFFICULT, TOO UNFAIR.
  • 00:11:05.119 --> 00:11:06.186
  • DIFFICULT, TOO UNFAIR.YOU DON'T HAVE THE STRENGTH,
  • 00:11:06.186 --> 00:11:07.588
  • YOU DON'T HAVE THE STRENGTH,THE ENERGY, THE FAITH.
  • 00:11:07.588 --> 00:11:09.189
  • THE ENERGY, THE FAITH.DON'T WORRY, THERE'S GRASS
  • 00:11:09.189 --> 00:11:10.657
  • DON'T WORRY, THERE'S GRASSIN THAT DESERT.
  • 00:11:10.657 --> 00:11:12.993
  • IN THAT DESERT.GOD HAS A GREEN PASTURE FOR
  • 00:11:12.993 --> 00:11:15.062
  • GOD HAS A GREEN PASTURE FORWHEREVER HE TAKES YOU.
  • 00:11:15.062 --> 00:11:16.497
  • WHEREVER HE TAKES YOU.GOING THROUGH A DIVORCE, YES
  • 00:11:16.497 --> 00:11:17.664
  • GOING THROUGH A DIVORCE, YESTHAT'S HARD BUT THERE'S
  • 00:11:17.664 --> 00:11:19.333
  • THAT'S HARD BUT THERE'SGRASS IN THAT DESERT.
  • 00:11:19.333 --> 00:11:19.967
  • GRASS IN THAT DESERT.YOU'RE GOING TO FEEL
  • 00:11:19.967 --> 00:11:20.968
  • YOU'RE GOING TO FEELSTRENGTH THAT YOU'VE NEVER
  • 00:11:20.968 --> 00:11:21.902
  • STRENGTH THAT YOU'VE NEVERFELT.
  • 00:11:21.902 --> 00:11:23.303
  • FELT.TAKING THAT TREATMENT, IT
  • 00:11:23.303 --> 00:11:25.172
  • TAKING THAT TREATMENT, ITSHOULD WIPE YOU OUT BUT EVEN
  • 00:11:25.172 --> 00:11:26.640
  • SHOULD WIPE YOU OUT BUT EVENIN THE BARREN PLACE, YOU'RE
  • 00:11:26.640 --> 00:11:28.108
  • IN THE BARREN PLACE, YOU'REGOING TO DISCOVER A GREEN
  • 00:11:28.108 --> 00:11:29.076
  • GOING TO DISCOVER A GREENPASTURE.
  • 00:11:29.076 --> 00:11:30.744
  • PASTURE.GOD HAS ALREADY PREPARED IT
  • 00:11:30.744 --> 00:11:31.945
  • GOD HAS ALREADY PREPARED ITFOR YOU.
  • 00:11:31.945 --> 00:11:33.447
  • FOR YOU.RAISING THAT SPECIAL NEEDS
  • 00:11:33.447 --> 00:11:34.982
  • RAISING THAT SPECIAL NEEDSCHILD, IT WOULD BE TOO MUCH
  • 00:11:34.982 --> 00:11:36.850
  • CHILD, IT WOULD BE TOO MUCHFOR OTHERS, BUT NOT YOU.
  • 00:11:36.850 --> 00:11:38.018
  • FOR OTHERS, BUT NOT YOU.THERE'S GRASS IN THAT
  • 00:11:38.018 --> 00:11:39.386
  • I HAVE A FRIEND THAT WAS
  • 00:11:40.354 --> 00:11:41.455
  • I HAVE A FRIEND THAT WASMARRIED TO A PROFESSIONAL
  • 00:11:41.455 --> 00:11:43.157
  • MARRIED TO A PROFESSIONALFOOTBALL PLAYER; A BIG,
  • 00:11:43.157 --> 00:11:44.725
  • FOOTBALL PLAYER; A BIG,STRONG MAN THAT SERVED IN
  • 00:11:44.725 --> 00:11:46.026
  • STRONG MAN THAT SERVED INTHE MILITARY.
  • 00:11:46.026 --> 00:11:47.361
  • THE MILITARY.LATER IN LIFE HE DEVELOPED
  • 00:11:47.361 --> 00:11:49.129
  • LATER IN LIFE HE DEVELOPEDDIABETES AND ENDED UP LOSING
  • 00:11:49.129 --> 00:11:50.697
  • DIABETES AND ENDED UP LOSINGBOTH OF HIS LEGS.
  • 00:11:50.697 --> 00:11:51.999
  • BOTH OF HIS LEGS.THIS LADY TOOK CARE OF HIM
  • 00:11:51.999 --> 00:11:53.233
  • THIS LADY TOOK CARE OF HIMLIKE A KING.
  • 00:11:53.233 --> 00:11:54.468
  • LIKE A KING.SHE WOULD GET UP AT FOUR IN
  • 00:11:54.468 --> 00:11:55.936
  • SHE WOULD GET UP AT FOUR INTHE MORNING BEFORE SHE WENT
  • 00:11:55.936 --> 00:11:57.805
  • THE MORNING BEFORE SHE WENTTO WORK AND GET HIM DRESSED
  • 00:11:57.805 --> 00:11:58.839
  • TO WORK AND GET HIM DRESSEDAND BATHED.
  • 00:11:58.839 --> 00:12:00.340
  • AND BATHED.SHE'S A LARGE WOMAN, SHE
  • 00:12:00.340 --> 00:12:01.742
  • SHE'S A LARGE WOMAN, SHEWOULD PICK HIM UP OUT OF THE
  • 00:12:01.742 --> 00:12:03.777
  • WOULD PICK HIM UP OUT OF THEBED AND PHYSICALLY CARRY HIM
  • 00:12:03.777 --> 00:12:05.179
  • BED AND PHYSICALLY CARRY HIMAROUND THE HOUSE, MONTH
  • 00:12:05.179 --> 00:12:06.480
  • YEAR.
  • 00:12:07.548 --> 00:12:08.782
  • YEAR.EVENTUALLY HE WENT TO BE
  • 00:12:08.782 --> 00:12:09.850
  • EVENTUALLY HE WENT TO BEWITH THE LORD.
  • 00:12:09.850 --> 00:12:11.285
  • WITH THE LORD.HOW COULD SHE HAVE THAT KIND
  • 00:12:11.285 --> 00:12:12.653
  • HOW COULD SHE HAVE THAT KINDOF STRENGTH, THAT KIND OF
  • 00:12:12.653 --> 00:12:13.887
  • OF STRENGTH, THAT KIND OFSTAMINA, THAT KIND OF
  • 00:12:13.887 --> 00:12:14.822
  • STAMINA, THAT KIND OFCOMMITMENT?
  • 00:12:14.822 --> 00:12:16.190
  • COMMITMENT?THAT WAS GOD GIVING HER
  • 00:12:16.190 --> 00:12:18.559
  • THAT WAS GOD GIVING HERGRASS IN THE DESERT.
  • 00:12:18.559 --> 00:12:19.860
  • GRASS IN THE DESERT.YOU MAY BE DOING A HARD
  • 00:12:19.860 --> 00:12:21.428
  • YOU MAY BE DOING A HARDTHING, BUT YOU HAVE TO KNOW
  • 00:12:21.428 --> 00:12:23.197
  • THING, BUT YOU HAVE TO KNOWGOD SEES YOU.
  • 00:12:23.197 --> 00:12:24.164
  • GOD SEES YOU.YOU'RE NOT IN THIS BY
  • 00:12:24.164 --> 00:12:25.065
  • YOU'RE NOT IN THIS BYYOURSELF.
  • 00:12:25.065 --> 00:12:26.266
  • YOURSELF.HE'S ABOUT TO LIGHTEN THE
  • 00:12:26.266 --> 00:12:27.234
  • HE'S ABOUT TO LIGHTEN THELOAD.
  • 00:12:27.234 --> 00:12:28.569
  • LOAD.HE'S GOING TO MAKE THAT HARD
  • 00:12:28.569 --> 00:12:29.870
  • HE'S GOING TO MAKE THAT HARDPLACE EASIER.
  • 00:12:29.870 --> 00:12:31.271
  • PLACE EASIER.HE HAS GRACE FOR EVERY
  • 00:12:31.271 --> 00:12:32.339
  • HE HAS GRACE FOR EVERYSEASON.
  • 00:12:32.339 --> 00:12:34.274
  • SEASON.I BELIEVE RIGHT NOW STRENGTH
  • 00:12:34.274 --> 00:12:35.943
  • I BELIEVE RIGHT NOW STRENGTHIS COMING INTO YOU, FRESH
  • 00:12:35.943 --> 00:12:38.412
  • IS COMING INTO YOU, FRESHVISION, FRESH ANOINTING.
  • 00:12:38.412 --> 00:12:39.913
  • VISION, FRESH ANOINTING.YOU MAY BE TIRED BUT YOU'RE
  • 00:12:39.913 --> 00:12:42.015
  • YOU MAY BE TIRED BUT YOU'REABOUT TO GET A SECOND WIND.
  • 00:12:42.015 --> 00:12:42.983
  • ABOUT TO GET A SECOND WIND.YOU'RE GOING TO FEEL GOD
  • 00:12:42.983 --> 00:12:44.751
  • YOU'RE GOING TO FEEL GODBREATHING IN YOUR DIRECTION,
  • 00:12:44.751 --> 00:12:45.953
  • BREATHING IN YOUR DIRECTION,BRINGING DREAMS BACK TO
  • 00:12:45.953 --> 00:12:47.821
  • BRINGING DREAMS BACK TOLIFE, MAKING THINGS HAPPEN
  • 00:12:47.821 --> 00:12:48.655
  • LIFE, MAKING THINGS HAPPENTHAT YOU COULDN'T MAKE
  • 00:12:48.655 --> 00:12:49.523
  • THAT YOU COULDN'T MAKEHAPPEN.
  • 00:12:49.523 --> 00:12:50.324
  • HAPPEN.YOU'RE GOING TO SAY LIKE
  • 00:12:50.324 --> 00:12:51.658
  • YOU'RE GOING TO SAY LIKEHER, "HOW DID I MAKE IT
  • 00:12:51.658 --> 00:12:52.659
  • HER, "HOW DID I MAKE ITTHROUGH THAT DIFFICULT
  • 00:12:52.659 --> 00:12:53.427
  • THROUGH THAT DIFFICULTTIME?"
  • 00:12:53.427 --> 00:12:55.462
  • TIME?"IT WAS GOD GIVING YOU GRASS
  • 00:12:55.462 --> 00:12:56.430
  • IT WAS GOD GIVING YOU GRASSIN THE DESERT.
  • 00:12:56.430 --> 00:12:57.798
  • IN THE DESERT.YOU STEPPED INTO A GREEN
  • 00:12:57.798 --> 00:12:59.533
  • YOU STEPPED INTO A GREENPASTURE THAT HE ALREADY
  • 00:12:59.533 --> 00:13:01.134
  • WHEN I LOOK BACK OVER MY
  • 00:13:02.169 --> 00:13:04.137
  • WHEN I LOOK BACK OVER MYLIFE, I CAN SEE THESE TIMES
  • 00:13:04.137 --> 00:13:05.639
  • LIFE, I CAN SEE THESE TIMESWHERE GOD MADE MY HARD
  • 00:13:05.639 --> 00:13:07.341
  • WHERE GOD MADE MY HARDPLACES EASIER.
  • 00:13:07.341 --> 00:13:08.909
  • PLACES EASIER.WHEN MY FATHER PASSED, I WAS
  • 00:13:08.909 --> 00:13:10.043
  • WHEN MY FATHER PASSED, I WASIN A DESERT PLACE.
  • 00:13:10.043 --> 00:13:11.411
  • IN A DESERT PLACE.I HAD WORKED WITH HIM FOR
  • 00:13:11.411 --> 00:13:12.946
  • I HAD WORKED WITH HIM FORYEARS HERE AT LAKEWOOD AND
  • 00:13:12.946 --> 00:13:14.281
  • IN 1999 WHEN HE HAD A HEART
  • 00:13:16.750 --> 00:13:18.085
  • IN 1999 WHEN HE HAD A HEARTATTACK AND WENT TO BE WITH
  • 00:13:18.085 --> 00:13:19.686
  • ATTACK AND WENT TO BE WITHTHE LORD, THAT WAS THE MOST
  • 00:13:19.686 --> 00:13:20.888
  • THE LORD, THAT WAS THE MOSTDIFFICULT THING I HAD EVER
  • 00:13:20.888 --> 00:13:21.722
  • DIFFICULT THING I HAD EVERFACED.
  • 00:13:21.722 --> 00:13:23.257
  • FACED.MY WORLD WAS TURNED UPSIDE
  • 00:13:23.257 --> 00:13:25.158
  • MY WORLD WAS TURNED UPSIDEDOWN, BUT IT WASN'T WHAT I
  • 00:13:25.158 --> 00:13:26.159
  • DOWN, BUT IT WASN'T WHAT ITHOUGHT.
  • 00:13:26.159 --> 00:13:26.927
  • THOUGHT.I THOUGHT I WOULD BE
  • 00:13:26.927 --> 00:13:29.363
  • I THOUGHT I WOULD BEDEVASTATED, OVERWHELMED, NOT
  • 00:13:29.363 --> 00:13:31.365
  • DEVASTATED, OVERWHELMED, NOTABLE TO GO ON, BUT I FELT A
  • 00:13:31.365 --> 00:13:33.467
  • ABLE TO GO ON, BUT I FELT APEACE THAT I HAD NEVER FELT.
  • 00:13:33.467 --> 00:13:35.335
  • PEACE THAT I HAD NEVER FELT.I MISSED MY FATHER BUT DEEP
  • 00:13:35.335 --> 00:13:37.304
  • I MISSED MY FATHER BUT DEEPDOWN I KNEW HE'D FULFILLED
  • 00:13:37.304 --> 00:13:38.505
  • DOWN I KNEW HE'D FULFILLEDHIS PURPOSE.
  • 00:13:38.505 --> 00:13:40.007
  • HIS PURPOSE.THERE WAS THIS GRACE TO NOT
  • 00:13:40.007 --> 00:13:41.141
  • THERE WAS THIS GRACE TO NOTONLY MAKE IT THROUGH HIS
  • 00:13:41.141 --> 00:13:42.843
  • ONLY MAKE IT THROUGH HISLOSS BUT TO STEP UP AND
  • 00:13:42.843 --> 00:13:44.378
  • LOSS BUT TO STEP UP ANDPASTOR THE CHURCH.
  • 00:13:44.378 --> 00:13:46.546
  • PASTOR THE CHURCH.I SUDDENLY HAD THIS DESIRE.
  • 00:13:46.546 --> 00:13:48.382
  • I SUDDENLY HAD THIS DESIRE.I NEVER WANTED TO BEFORE.
  • 00:13:48.382 --> 00:13:49.283
  • I NEVER WANTED TO BEFORE.MY FATHER TRIED FOR
  • 00:13:49.283 --> 00:13:51.051
  • MY FATHER TRIED FORSEVENTEEN YEARS TO GET ME UP
  • 00:13:51.051 --> 00:13:52.619
  • SEVENTEEN YEARS TO GET ME UPTO MINISTER, I WOULDN'T DO
  • 00:13:52.619 --> 00:13:53.353
  • TO MINISTER, I WOULDN'T DOIT.
  • 00:13:53.353 --> 00:13:55.022
  • IT.BUT NOW I NOT ONLY KNEW I
  • 00:13:55.022 --> 00:13:56.556
  • BUT NOW I NOT ONLY KNEW IWAS SUPPOSED TO, BUT I
  • 00:13:56.556 --> 00:13:57.858
  • WAS SUPPOSED TO, BUT IWANTED TO.
  • 00:13:57.858 --> 00:13:58.825
  • WANTED TO.WHAT WAS THAT?
  • 00:13:58.825 --> 00:14:00.427
  • WHAT WAS THAT?GOD GIVING ME GRASS IN THE
  • 00:14:00.427 --> 00:14:01.895
  • GOD GIVING ME GRASS IN THEDESERT, MAKING MY HARD
  • 00:14:01.895 --> 00:14:03.563
  • DESERT, MAKING MY HARDPLACES EASIER.
  • 00:14:03.563 --> 00:14:04.298
  • PLACES EASIER.I DIDN'T KNOW HOW TO
  • 00:14:04.298 --> 00:14:04.932
  • I DIDN'T KNOW HOW TOMINISTER.
  • 00:14:04.932 --> 00:14:05.866
  • MINISTER.I HAD NEVER WRITTEN A
  • 00:14:05.866 --> 00:14:07.167
  • I HAD NEVER WRITTEN AMESSAGE BEFORE.
  • 00:14:07.167 --> 00:14:07.834
  • MESSAGE BEFORE.I SHOULD HAVE BEEN
  • 00:14:07.834 --> 00:14:09.636
  • I SHOULD HAVE BEENOVERWHELMED, STRESSED OUT
  • 00:14:09.636 --> 00:14:10.971
  • OVERWHELMED, STRESSED OUTBUT EVERY WEEK BY THE GRACE
  • 00:14:10.971 --> 00:14:12.105
  • BUT EVERY WEEK BY THE GRACEOF GOD I CAME UP WITH
  • 00:14:12.105 --> 00:14:13.907
  • OUR DAUGHTER ALEXANDRA WAS
  • 00:14:15.309 --> 00:14:16.810
  • OUR DAUGHTER ALEXANDRA WASTHREE MONTHS OLD AT THE TIME
  • 00:14:16.810 --> 00:14:18.445
  • THREE MONTHS OLD AT THE TIMEAND JONATHAN WAS FOUR YEARS
  • 00:14:18.445 --> 00:14:19.313
  • AND JONATHAN WAS FOUR YEARSOLD.
  • 00:14:19.313 --> 00:14:20.580
  • OLD.HOW COULD I STEP UP AND NOT
  • 00:14:20.580 --> 00:14:22.049
  • HOW COULD I STEP UP AND NOTONLY START MINISTERING EACH
  • 00:14:22.049 --> 00:14:24.151
  • HAVE TIME FOR MY FAMILY,
  • 00:14:25.686 --> 00:14:27.054
  • HAVE TIME FOR MY FAMILY,RAISE MY CHILDREN, KEEP
  • 00:14:27.054 --> 00:14:28.355
  • RAISE MY CHILDREN, KEEPVICTORIA IN LINE, I MEAN
  • 00:14:28.355 --> 00:14:29.489
  • VICTORIA IN LINE, I MEANLOVE VICTORIA.
  • 00:14:29.489 --> 00:14:30.757
  • LOVE VICTORIA.HOW COULD THAT HAPPEN?
  • 00:14:30.757 --> 00:14:32.592
  • HOW COULD THAT HAPPEN?GOD MAKES YOUR HARD PLACES
  • 00:14:32.592 --> 00:14:33.527
  • GOD MAKES YOUR HARD PLACESEASIER.
  • 00:14:33.527 --> 00:14:35.162
  • EASIER.HE HAS A GREEN PASTURE FOR
  • 00:14:35.162 --> 00:14:36.763
  • HE HAS A GREEN PASTURE FORYOU WHEN YOU LOSE A LOVED
  • 00:14:36.763 --> 00:14:37.397
  • YOU WHEN YOU LOSE A LOVEDONE.
  • 00:14:37.397 --> 00:14:38.131
  • ONE.YOU'RE NOT GOING TO FALL
  • 00:14:38.131 --> 00:14:38.765
  • YOU'RE NOT GOING TO FALLAPART.
  • 00:14:38.765 --> 00:14:39.733
  • APART.YOU'RE NOT GOING TO GIVE UP
  • 00:14:39.733 --> 00:14:41.301
  • YOU'RE NOT GOING TO GIVE UPON LIFE, NEW DREAMS ARE
  • 00:14:41.301 --> 00:14:42.602
  • ON LIFE, NEW DREAMS AREGOING TO SPRING UP, NEW
  • 00:14:42.602 --> 00:14:44.638
  • GOING TO SPRING UP, NEWDESIRES ARE GOING TO COME.
  • 00:14:44.638 --> 00:14:46.406
  • DESIRES ARE GOING TO COME.HE HAS A GREEN PASTURE FOR
  • 00:14:46.406 --> 00:14:47.474
  • HE HAS A GREEN PASTURE FORWHEN THAT CHILD IS IN
  • 00:14:47.474 --> 00:14:48.608
  • WHEN THAT CHILD IS INTROUBLE, FOR WHEN YOUR
  • 00:14:48.608 --> 00:14:50.243
  • TROUBLE, FOR WHEN YOURBUSINESS SLOWS, FOR WHEN THE
  • 00:14:50.243 --> 00:14:52.746
  • BUSINESS SLOWS, FOR WHEN THEMEDICAL REPORT IS NOT GOOD.
  • 00:14:52.746 --> 00:14:53.947
  • MEDICAL REPORT IS NOT GOOD.WHEN YOU LOOK BACK OVER YOUR
  • 00:14:53.947 --> 00:14:55.282
  • WHEN YOU LOOK BACK OVER YOURLIFE, YOU CAN SEE THESE
  • 00:14:55.282 --> 00:14:56.483
  • LIFE, YOU CAN SEE THESETIMES WHERE GOD GAVE YOU
  • 00:14:56.483 --> 00:14:58.185
  • TIMES WHERE GOD GAVE YOUGRASS IN THE DESERT.
  • 00:14:58.185 --> 00:14:59.653
  • GRASS IN THE DESERT.AT THE TIME YOU MAY NOT HAVE
  • 00:14:59.653 --> 00:15:00.721
  • AT THE TIME YOU MAY NOT HAVEREALIZED IT.
  • 00:15:00.721 --> 00:15:01.822
  • REALIZED IT.YOU WERE SO CAUGHT UP IN
  • 00:15:01.822 --> 00:15:03.156
  • YOU WERE SO CAUGHT UP INWHAT WAS GOING ON AND MAKING
  • 00:15:03.156 --> 00:15:04.491
  • WHAT WAS GOING ON AND MAKINGIT THROUGH, YOU DIDN'T
  • 00:15:04.491 --> 00:15:06.259
  • IT THROUGH, YOU DIDN'TRECOGNIZE IT WAS THE GRACE
  • 00:15:06.259 --> 00:15:07.394
  • RECOGNIZE IT WAS THE GRACEOF GOD GIVING YOU THE
  • 00:15:07.394 --> 00:15:09.496
  • OF GOD GIVING YOU THESTRENGTH, THE FAVOR, HELPING
  • 00:15:09.496 --> 00:15:11.865
  • STRENGTH, THE FAVOR, HELPINGYOU DO WHAT YOU COULDN'T DO.
  • 00:15:11.865 --> 00:15:13.600
  • YOU DO WHAT YOU COULDN'T DO.IT'S GOOD TO TAKE TIME AND
  • 00:15:13.600 --> 00:15:15.068
  • IT'S GOOD TO TAKE TIME ANDREFLECT ON THE GOODNESS OF
  • 00:15:15.068 --> 00:15:15.969
  • REFLECT ON THE GOODNESS OFGOD.
  • 00:15:15.969 --> 00:15:17.037
  • GOD."LORD, THANK YOU FOR THE
  • 00:15:17.037 --> 00:15:19.006
  • "LORD, THANK YOU FOR THEGREEN PASTURES, THANK YOU
  • 00:15:19.006 --> 00:15:20.440
  • GREEN PASTURES, THANK YOUFOR BRINGING ME THROUGH WHAT
  • 00:15:20.440 --> 00:15:21.908
  • FOR BRINGING ME THROUGH WHATSHOULD HAVE STOPPED ME,
  • 00:15:21.908 --> 00:15:23.243
  • SHOULD HAVE STOPPED ME,THANK YOU FOR PEACE WHEN I
  • 00:15:23.243 --> 00:15:24.878
  • THANK YOU FOR PEACE WHEN ILOST A LOVED ONE, THANK YOU
  • 00:15:24.878 --> 00:15:25.879
  • LOST A LOVED ONE, THANK YOUFOR STRENGTH TO MAKE IT
  • 00:15:25.879 --> 00:15:27.314
  • FOR STRENGTH TO MAKE ITTHROUGH THAT SICKNESS, THANK
  • 00:15:27.314 --> 00:15:28.982
  • THROUGH THAT SICKNESS, THANKYOU FOR SUSTAINING ME WHEN I
  • 00:15:28.982 --> 00:15:30.283
  • YOU FOR SUSTAINING ME WHEN ISHOULD HAVE GONE UNDER,
  • 00:15:30.283 --> 00:15:31.218
  • SHOULD HAVE GONE UNDER,THANK YOU FOR DEFEATING
  • 00:15:31.218 --> 00:15:32.152
  • THANK YOU FOR DEFEATINGENEMIES THAT WERE MUCH
  • 00:15:32.152 --> 00:15:33.687
  • ENEMIES THAT WERE MUCHBIGGER, THANK YOU FOR GIVING
  • 00:15:33.687 --> 00:15:35.756
  • BIGGER, THANK YOU FOR GIVINGME THE STAMINA TO OUTLAST
  • 00:15:35.756 --> 00:15:37.457
  • ME THE STAMINA TO OUTLASTTHE OPPOSITION."
  • 00:15:37.457 --> 00:15:38.392
  • THE OPPOSITION.""WELL JOEL, THIS SOUNDS
  • 00:15:38.392 --> 00:15:39.693
  • "WELL JOEL, THIS SOUNDSGOOD, BUT I DON'T SEE THIS
  • 00:15:39.693 --> 00:15:41.328
  • GOOD, BUT I DON'T SEE THISGRASS IN THE DESERT.
  • 00:15:41.328 --> 00:15:42.195
  • GRASS IN THE DESERT.I DON'T HAVE THESE BIG
  • 00:15:42.195 --> 00:15:43.430
  • I DON'T HAVE THESE BIGMOMENTS WHERE I STEPPED UP
  • 00:15:43.430 --> 00:15:45.132
  • MOMENTS WHERE I STEPPED UPAND DID SOMETHING GREAT."
  • 00:15:45.132 --> 00:15:46.266
  • AND DID SOMETHING GREAT."THINK ABOUT WHAT COULD HAVE
  • 00:15:46.266 --> 00:15:47.267
  • THINK ABOUT WHAT COULD HAVEHAPPENED.
  • 00:15:47.267 --> 00:15:48.568
  • HAPPENED.THAT SICKNESS COULD HAVE
  • 00:15:48.568 --> 00:15:50.337
  • THAT SICKNESS COULD HAVETAKEN YOU OUT, BUT GOD GAVE
  • 00:15:50.337 --> 00:15:51.071
  • TAKEN YOU OUT, BUT GOD GAVEYOU THE STRENGTH TO
  • 00:15:51.071 --> 00:15:52.205
  • YOU THE STRENGTH TOOVERCOME.
  • 00:15:52.205 --> 00:15:53.306
  • OVERCOME.THAT BREAKUP SHOULD HAVE
  • 00:15:53.306 --> 00:15:55.008
  • THAT BREAKUP SHOULD HAVESOURED YOUR LIFE, LEFT YOU
  • 00:15:55.008 --> 00:15:56.543
  • SOURED YOUR LIFE, LEFT YOUBITTER BUT WHILE YOU WERE
  • 00:15:56.543 --> 00:15:58.011
  • BITTER BUT WHILE YOU WEREHURTING THERE WAS A GREEN
  • 00:15:58.011 --> 00:15:58.812
  • HURTING THERE WAS A GREENPASTURE.
  • 00:15:58.812 --> 00:16:00.013
  • PASTURE.YOU HAD THE STRENGTH TO MOVE
  • 00:16:00.013 --> 00:16:01.181
  • YOU HAD THE STRENGTH TO MOVEFORWARD AND NOW YOU HAVE
  • 00:16:01.181 --> 00:16:03.150
  • FORWARD AND NOW YOU HAVESOMEONE GREAT IN YOUR LIFE.
  • 00:16:03.150 --> 00:16:04.584
  • SOMEONE GREAT IN YOUR LIFE.THAT WASN'T A LUCKY BREAK
  • 00:16:04.584 --> 00:16:05.719
  • THAT WASN'T A LUCKY BREAKTHAT WAS GRASS IN THE
  • 00:16:05.719 --> 00:16:06.820
  • THAT WAS GRASS IN THEDESERT.
  • 00:16:06.820 --> 00:16:08.288
  • DESERT.MAYBE YOU SPENT YEARS TAKING
  • 00:16:08.288 --> 00:16:09.322
  • MAYBE YOU SPENT YEARS TAKINGCARE OF YOUR ELDERLY
  • 00:16:09.322 --> 00:16:11.091
  • CARE OF YOUR ELDERLYPARENTS, AT THE SAME TIME
  • 00:16:11.091 --> 00:16:12.426
  • PARENTS, AT THE SAME TIMERAISING YOUR CHILDREN,
  • 00:16:12.426 --> 00:16:14.027
  • RAISING YOUR CHILDREN,PURSUING YOUR DREAMS.
  • 00:16:14.027 --> 00:16:15.662
  • PURSUING YOUR DREAMS.HOW COULD YOU DO ALL THAT?
  • 00:16:15.662 --> 00:16:16.530
  • HOW COULD YOU DO ALL THAT?HOW COULD YOU HAVE THE
  • 00:16:16.530 --> 00:16:18.198
  • HOW COULD YOU HAVE THEENERGY, THE DESIRE, THE
  • 00:16:18.198 --> 00:16:20.133
  • ENERGY, THE DESIRE, THECONSISTENCY, IT WASN'T JUST
  • 00:16:20.133 --> 00:16:22.202
  • CONSISTENCY, IT WASN'T JUSTYOUR GOOD HEART, IT WAS GOD
  • 00:16:22.202 --> 00:16:23.770
  • YOUR GOOD HEART, IT WAS GODMAKING YOUR DIFFICULT PLACES
  • 00:16:23.770 --> 00:16:24.805
  • MAKING YOUR DIFFICULT PLACESEASIER.
  • 00:16:24.805 --> 00:16:26.173
  • EASIER.GOD GIVES YOU GRACE FOR
  • 00:16:26.173 --> 00:16:28.708
  • I TALKED TO A LADY SEVERAL
  • 00:16:30.077 --> 00:16:30.944
  • I TALKED TO A LADY SEVERALYEARS BACK.
  • 00:16:30.944 --> 00:16:32.446
  • YEARS BACK.SHE'S IN HER SIXTIES.
  • 00:16:32.446 --> 00:16:33.580
  • SHE'S IN HER SIXTIES.SHE JUST FOUND OUT THAT SHE
  • 00:16:33.580 --> 00:16:35.048
  • SHE JUST FOUND OUT THAT SHEWAS GOING TO RAISE THREE OF
  • 00:16:35.048 --> 00:16:36.316
  • WAS GOING TO RAISE THREE OFHER GRANDCHILDREN.
  • 00:16:36.316 --> 00:16:37.918
  • HER GRANDCHILDREN.SHE WASN'T EXPECTING IT, THE
  • 00:16:37.918 --> 00:16:39.319
  • SHE WASN'T EXPECTING IT, THEMOTHER HAD SOME ISSUES SHE
  • 00:16:39.319 --> 00:16:40.520
  • MOTHER HAD SOME ISSUES SHEWAS DEALING WITH.
  • 00:16:40.520 --> 00:16:41.721
  • WAS DEALING WITH.THESE CHILDREN WERE ALL
  • 00:16:41.721 --> 00:16:43.557
  • THESE CHILDREN WERE ALLUNDER THE AGE OF SEVEN.
  • 00:16:43.557 --> 00:16:44.558
  • UNDER THE AGE OF SEVEN.SHE DIDN'T KNOW HOW SHE WAS
  • 00:16:44.558 --> 00:16:45.692
  • SHE DIDN'T KNOW HOW SHE WASGOING TO HAVE THE ENERGY;
  • 00:16:45.692 --> 00:16:47.027
  • GOING TO HAVE THE ENERGY;HOW COULD SHE HELP THEM WITH
  • 00:16:47.027 --> 00:16:48.562
  • HOW COULD SHE HELP THEM WITHSCHOOL WORK, BE THERE FOR
  • 00:16:48.562 --> 00:16:49.763
  • SCHOOL WORK, BE THERE FORALL THEIR EVENTS.
  • 00:16:49.763 --> 00:16:51.331
  • ALL THEIR EVENTS.SHE WAS SO WORRIED.
  • 00:16:51.331 --> 00:16:52.699
  • YOU.
  • 00:16:53.400 --> 00:16:54.701
  • YOU.YOU MAY BE IN THE DESERT
  • 00:16:54.701 --> 00:16:56.403
  • YOU MAY BE IN THE DESERTPLACE, SOMETHING YOU WEREN'T
  • 00:16:56.403 --> 00:16:58.038
  • PLACE, SOMETHING YOU WEREN'TEXPECTING, BUT IT'S NOT A
  • 00:16:58.038 --> 00:16:59.539
  • EXPECTING, BUT IT'S NOT ASURPRISE TO GOD.
  • 00:16:59.539 --> 00:17:01.274
  • SURPRISE TO GOD.HE HAS A GREEN PASTURE THAT
  • 00:17:01.274 --> 00:17:02.509
  • HE HAS A GREEN PASTURE THATHE'S ALREADY ORDAINED FOR
  • 00:17:02.509 --> 00:17:03.210
  • HE'S ALREADY ORDAINED FORYOU.
  • 00:17:03.210 --> 00:17:04.578
  • YOU.IT'S GOING TO BE EASIER THAN
  • 00:17:04.578 --> 00:17:05.579
  • IT'S GOING TO BE EASIER THANYOU THINK.
  • 00:17:05.579 --> 00:17:07.080
  • YOU THINK.NOW THE KEY IS DON'T TALK
  • 00:17:07.080 --> 00:17:08.448
  • NOW THE KEY IS DON'T TALKYOURSELF OUT OF IT.
  • 00:17:08.448 --> 00:17:10.150
  • YOURSELF OUT OF IT."THIS IS TOO MUCH FOR ME.
  • 00:17:10.150 --> 00:17:11.184
  • "THIS IS TOO MUCH FOR ME.I CAN'T BELIEVE THIS
  • 00:17:11.184 --> 00:17:11.918
  • I CAN'T BELIEVE THISHAPPENED."
  • 00:17:11.918 --> 00:17:13.120
  • HAPPENED."DON'T COMPLAIN ABOUT THE
  • 00:17:13.120 --> 00:17:13.887
  • DON'T COMPLAIN ABOUT THEDESERT.
  • 00:17:13.887 --> 00:17:15.122
  • DESERT.YOU CAN FLOURISH IN THE
  • 00:17:15.122 --> 00:17:15.956
  • YOU CAN FLOURISH IN THEDESERT.
  • 00:17:15.956 --> 00:17:17.124
  • DESERT.YOU CAN PROSPER IN A
  • 00:17:17.124 --> 00:17:18.158
  • YOU CAN PROSPER IN APANDEMIC.
  • 00:17:18.158 --> 00:17:20.026
  • PANDEMIC.YOU CAN SUCCEED IN A DOWN
  • 00:17:20.026 --> 00:17:20.660
  • YOU CAN SUCCEED IN A DOWNYEAR.
  • 00:17:20.660 --> 00:17:22.596
  • YEAR.THE MOST HIGH GOD IS ON YOUR
  • 00:17:22.596 --> 00:17:23.363
  • THE MOST HIGH GOD IS ON YOURSIDE.
  • 00:17:23.363 --> 00:17:24.531
  • SIDE.HE MAKES RIVERS IN THE
  • 00:17:24.531 --> 00:17:25.232
  • HE MAKES RIVERS IN THEDESERT.
  • 00:17:25.232 --> 00:17:27.334
  • DESERT.HE TURNS DRY LAND INTO GREEN
  • 00:17:27.334 --> 00:17:28.935
  • HE TURNS DRY LAND INTO GREENPASTURES.
  • 00:17:28.935 --> 00:17:30.670
  • PASTURES.JEREMIAH SAID, "WHEN YOUR
  • 00:17:30.670 --> 00:17:32.606
  • JEREMIAH SAID, "WHEN YOURHOPE IS IN THE LORD, YOU
  • 00:17:32.606 --> 00:17:34.474
  • HOPE IS IN THE LORD, YOUWILL BE LIKE A TREE NOT
  • 00:17:34.474 --> 00:17:36.176
  • WILL BE LIKE A TREE NOTBOTHERED BY THE HEAT OR
  • 00:17:36.176 --> 00:17:37.777
  • BOTHERED BY THE HEAT ORWORRIED BY LONG MONTHS OF
  • 00:17:37.777 --> 00:17:38.545
  • WORRIED BY LONG MONTHS OFDROUGHT.
  • 00:17:38.545 --> 00:17:40.480
  • DROUGHT.YOUR LEAVES WILL STAY GREEN
  • 00:17:40.480 --> 00:17:42.249
  • YOUR LEAVES WILL STAY GREENAND YOU WILL GO ON PRODUCING
  • 00:17:42.249 --> 00:17:43.850
  • AND YOU WILL GO ON PRODUCINGLUSCIOUS FRUIT."
  • 00:17:43.850 --> 00:17:45.185
  • LUSCIOUS FRUIT."BECAUSE YOUR HOPE IS IN THE
  • 00:17:45.185 --> 00:17:46.520
  • BECAUSE YOUR HOPE IS IN THELORD, YOU'RE NOT GOING TO BE
  • 00:17:46.520 --> 00:17:48.221
  • LORD, YOU'RE NOT GOING TO BEBOTHERED BY THE DROUGHT.
  • 00:17:48.221 --> 00:17:49.756
  • BOTHERED BY THE DROUGHT.WHILE OTHERS ARE DRYING UP,
  • 00:17:49.756 --> 00:17:50.991
  • WHILE OTHERS ARE DRYING UP,YOU'RE GOING TO FLOURISH.
  • 00:17:50.991 --> 00:17:52.192
  • YOU'RE GOING TO FLOURISH.WHEN THEY'RE SHRINKING BACK,
  • 00:17:52.192 --> 00:17:52.826
  • WHEN THEY'RE SHRINKING BACK,YOU'RE GOING TO MOVE
  • 00:17:52.826 --> 00:17:53.460
  • YOU'RE GOING TO MOVEFORWARD.
  • 00:17:53.460 --> 00:17:54.327
  • FORWARD.WHEN THEY'RE GOING UNDER,
  • 00:17:54.327 --> 00:17:55.562
  • WHEN THEY'RE GOING UNDER,YOU'RE GOING TO GO OVER.
  • 00:17:55.562 --> 00:17:56.329
  • YOU'RE GOING TO GO OVER.WHY?
  • 00:17:56.329 --> 00:17:58.532
  • WHY?YOUR HOPE IS IN THE LORD.
  • 00:17:58.532 --> 00:18:00.867
  • YOUR HOPE IS IN THE LORD.THAT DESERT CAN'T STOP YOU,
  • 00:18:00.867 --> 00:18:02.235
  • THAT DESERT CAN'T STOP YOU,THE SICKNESS, THE TROUBLE,
  • 00:18:02.235 --> 00:18:04.337
  • THE SICKNESS, THE TROUBLE,THE ANXIETY, IT CANNOT STOP
  • 00:18:04.337 --> 00:18:05.005
  • THE ANXIETY, IT CANNOT STOPYOU.
  • 00:18:05.005 --> 00:18:06.439
  • YOU.YOU MAY BE IN A BARREN
  • 00:18:06.439 --> 00:18:08.208
  • YOU MAY BE IN A BARRENPLACE, BUT GOD KNOWS HOW TO
  • 00:18:08.208 --> 00:18:10.610
  • PLACE, BUT GOD KNOWS HOW TOCREATE GRASS IN THAT DESERT.
  • 00:18:10.610 --> 00:18:11.978
  • CREATE GRASS IN THAT DESERT.HE'S GOING TO OPEN DOORS YOU
  • 00:18:11.978 --> 00:18:13.813
  • HE'S GOING TO OPEN DOORS YOUCOULDN'T OPEN, CAUSE THE
  • 00:18:13.813 --> 00:18:16.349
  • COULDN'T OPEN, CAUSE THERIGHT PEOPLE TO FIND YOU.
  • 00:18:16.349 --> 00:18:18.251
  • RIGHT PEOPLE TO FIND YOU.HE SAID, YOUR LEAVES ARE
  • 00:18:18.251 --> 00:18:19.920
  • HE SAID, YOUR LEAVES AREGOING TO STAY GREEN.
  • 00:18:19.920 --> 00:18:20.887
  • GOING TO STAY GREEN.YOU'RE GOING TO KEEP
  • 00:18:20.887 --> 00:18:22.255
  • YOU'RE GOING TO KEEPPRODUCING FRUIT.
  • 00:18:22.255 --> 00:18:24.124
  • PRODUCING FRUIT.NOT UP ONE YEAR AND DOWN
  • 00:18:24.124 --> 00:18:24.824
  • NOT UP ONE YEAR AND DOWNTWO.
  • 00:18:24.824 --> 00:18:25.492
  • TWO.YOU'RE GOING TO BE
  • 00:18:25.492 --> 00:18:26.426
  • YOU'RE GOING TO BECONSISTENT.
  • 00:18:26.426 --> 00:18:27.160
  • CONSISTENT.YOU'RE GOING TO SEE THE
  • 00:18:27.160 --> 00:18:29.095
  • YOU'RE GOING TO SEE THEFAITHFULNESS OF GOD.
  • 00:18:29.095 --> 00:18:30.463
  • FAITHFULNESS OF GOD.HE'S NOT LIMITED BY THE
  • 00:18:30.463 --> 00:18:32.732
  • HE'S NOT LIMITED BY THEECONOMY, BY YOUR JOB, BY THE
  • 00:18:32.732 --> 00:18:33.500
  • ECONOMY, BY YOUR JOB, BY THESTOCK MARKET.
  • 00:18:33.500 --> 00:18:34.901
  • STOCK MARKET.HE OWNS IT ALL.
  • 00:18:34.901 --> 00:18:36.536
  • HE OWNS IT ALL.KEEP YOUR HOPE IN HIM AND
  • 00:18:36.536 --> 00:18:37.504
  • KEEP YOUR HOPE IN HIM ANDYOU'RE NOT GOING TO JUST
  • 00:18:37.504 --> 00:18:39.673
  • YOU'RE NOT GOING TO JUSTMAKE IT, JUST GET BY, YOU'RE
  • 00:18:39.673 --> 00:18:40.740
  • MAKE IT, JUST GET BY, YOU'REGOING TO KEEP PRODUCING
  • 00:18:40.740 --> 00:18:42.042
  • GOING TO KEEP PRODUCINGLUSCIOUS FRUIT.
  • 00:18:42.042 --> 00:18:44.177
  • LUSCIOUS FRUIT.NOT SHRIVELED UP, MEDIOCRE.
  • 00:18:44.177 --> 00:18:44.811
  • NOT SHRIVELED UP, MEDIOCRE.YOU'RE GOING TO SEE
  • 00:18:44.811 --> 00:18:47.180
  • YOU'RE GOING TO SEEABUNDANCE, OVERFLOW, PRESSED
  • 00:18:47.180 --> 00:18:48.548
  • ABUNDANCE, OVERFLOW, PRESSEDDOWN, SHAKEN TOGETHER,
  • 00:18:48.548 --> 00:18:49.950
  • DOWN, SHAKEN TOGETHER,RUNNING OVER.
  • 00:18:49.950 --> 00:18:51.785
  • RUNNING OVER.NOT AFTER THE DROUGHT, BUT
  • 00:18:51.785 --> 00:18:53.119
  • NOT AFTER THE DROUGHT, BUTIN THE DROUGHT.
  • 00:18:53.119 --> 00:18:54.254
  • IN THE DROUGHT.IN THE PANDEMIC, YOU'RE
  • 00:18:54.254 --> 00:18:55.889
  • IN THE PANDEMIC, YOU'REGOING TO SEE GOD SHOW OUT IN
  • 00:18:55.889 --> 00:18:56.756
  • GOING TO SEE GOD SHOW OUT INYOUR LIFE.
  • 00:18:56.756 --> 00:18:58.225
  • YOUR LIFE.THAT'S WHAT IT MEANS TO HAVE
  • 00:18:58.225 --> 00:18:59.993
  • THAT'S WHAT IT MEANS TO HAVEGRASS IN THE DESERT.
  • 00:18:59.993 --> 00:19:01.461
  • GRASS IN THE DESERT.YOU CAN'T EXPLAIN IT, IT
  • 00:19:01.461 --> 00:19:02.629
  • YOU CAN'T EXPLAIN IT, ITDOESN'T MAKE SENSE.
  • 00:19:02.629 --> 00:19:03.897
  • DOESN'T MAKE SENSE.IT'S JUST THE GOODNESS OF
  • 00:19:03.897 --> 00:19:05.232
  • I SAW THIS LADY RECENTLY.
  • 00:19:06.967 --> 00:19:08.468
  • I SAW THIS LADY RECENTLY.SHE TOLD HOW RAISING THESE
  • 00:19:08.468 --> 00:19:10.303
  • SHE TOLD HOW RAISING THESECHILDREN HAS BEEN ONE OF THE
  • 00:19:10.303 --> 00:19:12.105
  • CHILDREN HAS BEEN ONE OF THEMOST REWARDING, FULFILLING
  • 00:19:12.105 --> 00:19:14.040
  • MOST REWARDING, FULFILLINGTHINGS SHE'S EVER DONE.
  • 00:19:14.040 --> 00:19:15.642
  • THINGS SHE'S EVER DONE.SHE SAID SPECIFICALLY, "IT'S
  • 00:19:15.642 --> 00:19:17.010
  • SHE SAID SPECIFICALLY, "IT'SBEEN SO MUCH EASIER THAN I
  • 00:19:17.010 --> 00:19:17.844
  • I NEVER DREAMED I WOULD HAVE
  • 00:19:18.945 --> 00:19:20.513
  • I NEVER DREAMED I WOULD HAVETHIS MUCH ENERGY, THIS MUCH
  • 00:19:20.513 --> 00:19:22.215
  • THIS MUCH ENERGY, THIS MUCHSTRENGTH, BE ABLE TO GET SO
  • 00:19:22.215 --> 00:19:23.350
  • STRENGTH, BE ABLE TO GET SOMUCH DONE."
  • 00:19:23.350 --> 00:19:24.784
  • MUCH DONE."SOMETIMES WE THINK WHEN WE
  • 00:19:24.784 --> 00:19:26.419
  • SOMETIMES WE THINK WHEN WEGET OUT OF THE DESERT, OUT
  • 00:19:26.419 --> 00:19:27.687
  • GET OUT OF THE DESERT, OUTOF THE BARREN PLACE, THEN
  • 00:19:27.687 --> 00:19:29.055
  • OF THE BARREN PLACE, THENWE'LL EXCEL, THEN WE'LL
  • 00:19:29.055 --> 00:19:31.091
  • WE'LL EXCEL, THEN WE'LLPURSUE OUR DREAMS, BUT GOD
  • 00:19:31.091 --> 00:19:32.058
  • PURSUE OUR DREAMS, BUT GODIS GOING TO CAUSE YOU TO
  • 00:19:32.058 --> 00:19:33.927
  • IS GOING TO CAUSE YOU TOFLOURISH IN THE DESERT.
  • 00:19:33.927 --> 00:19:34.661
  • FLOURISH IN THE DESERT.HE'S GOING TO MAKE THOSE
  • 00:19:34.661 --> 00:19:36.496
  • HE'S GOING TO MAKE THOSEHARD PLACES EASIER THAN YOU
  • 00:19:36.496 --> 00:19:37.597
  • HARD PLACES EASIER THAN YOUTHINK.
  • 00:19:37.597 --> 00:19:38.632
  • THINK.YOU MAY HAVE DIFFICULT
  • 00:19:38.632 --> 00:19:39.599
  • YOU MAY HAVE DIFFICULTTHINGS COMING AGAINST YOU
  • 00:19:39.599 --> 00:19:41.368
  • THINGS COMING AGAINST YOUNOW, IN YOUR HEALTH, YOUR
  • 00:19:41.368 --> 00:19:43.169
  • NOW, IN YOUR HEALTH, YOURFINANCES, YOUR FAMILY.
  • 00:19:43.169 --> 00:19:44.371
  • FINANCES, YOUR FAMILY.IT SEEMS LIKE IT'S MORE THAN
  • 00:19:44.371 --> 00:19:45.572
  • IT SEEMS LIKE IT'S MORE THANYOU CAN HANDLE.
  • 00:19:45.572 --> 00:19:47.073
  • YOU CAN HANDLE.LIKE THIS WOMAN, IT'S GOING
  • 00:19:47.073 --> 00:19:49.042
  • LIKE THIS WOMAN, IT'S GOINGTO BE EASIER THAN IT LOOKS.
  • 00:19:49.042 --> 00:19:50.110
  • TO BE EASIER THAN IT LOOKS.THINGS YOU THOUGHT YOU WOULD
  • 00:19:50.110 --> 00:19:51.444
  • THINGS YOU THOUGHT YOU WOULDSTRUGGLE WITH, ARE NOT GOING
  • 00:19:51.444 --> 00:19:52.679
  • STRUGGLE WITH, ARE NOT GOINGTO BE A STRUGGLE.
  • 00:19:52.679 --> 00:19:53.546
  • TO BE A STRUGGLE.THERE'S GOING TO BE AN
  • 00:19:53.546 --> 00:19:54.648
  • THERE'S GOING TO BE ANANOINTING OF EASE.
  • 00:19:54.648 --> 00:19:55.448
  • ANOINTING OF EASE.AN EASE TO RAISE THOSE
  • 00:19:55.448 --> 00:19:56.249
  • AN EASE TO RAISE THOSECHILDREN, AN EASE TO
  • 00:19:56.249 --> 00:19:57.851
  • CHILDREN, AN EASE TOOVERCOME THAT ILLNESS, AN
  • 00:19:57.851 --> 00:19:59.753
  • OVERCOME THAT ILLNESS, ANEASE TO BUILD THE BUSINESS,
  • 00:19:59.753 --> 00:20:02.289
  • EASE TO BUILD THE BUSINESS,AN EASE TO MOVE FORWARD
  • 00:20:02.289 --> 00:20:04.724
  • AN EASE TO MOVE FORWARDAFTER THE LOSS.
  • 00:20:04.724 --> 00:20:06.526
  • AFTER THE LOSS.RIGHT NOW, GOD IS CREATING
  • 00:20:06.526 --> 00:20:08.728
  • RIGHT NOW, GOD IS CREATINGGRASS IN YOUR DESERT PLACE.
  • 00:20:08.728 --> 00:20:10.030
  • GRASS IN YOUR DESERT PLACE.THE FORCES THAT HAVE STOPPED
  • 00:20:10.030 --> 00:20:11.564
  • THE FORCES THAT HAVE STOPPEDYOU IN THE PAST WILL STOP
  • 00:20:11.564 --> 00:20:12.365
  • YOU IN THE PAST WILL STOPYOU NO MORE.
  • 00:20:12.365 --> 00:20:14.000
  • YOU NO MORE.GOD IS RELEASING YOU INTO
  • 00:20:14.000 --> 00:20:16.369
  • GOD IS RELEASING YOU INTOFAVOR, HEALING, FREEDOM, AND
  • 00:20:16.369 --> 00:20:17.237
  • FAVOR, HEALING, FREEDOM, ANDABUNDANCE.
  • 00:20:17.237 --> 00:20:18.838
  • ABUNDANCE.YOU ARE STRONG, YOU ARE
  • 00:20:18.838 --> 00:20:20.807
  • YOU ARE STRONG, YOU AREANOINTED, EQUIPPED AND
  • 00:20:20.807 --> 00:20:21.775
  • ANOINTED, EQUIPPED ANDEMPOWERED.
  • 00:20:21.775 --> 00:20:23.043
  • EMPOWERED.YOU WILL FLOURISH IN THE
  • 00:20:23.043 --> 00:20:23.777
  • YOU WILL FLOURISH IN THEFAMINE.
  • 00:20:23.777 --> 00:20:24.911
  • FAMINE.YOU WILL PROSPER IN THE
  • 00:20:24.911 --> 00:20:25.812
  • YOU WILL PROSPER IN THEPANDEMIC.
  • 00:20:25.812 --> 00:20:27.280
  • PANDEMIC.YOU WILL BLOSSOM IN THE
  • 00:20:27.280 --> 00:20:29.049
  • THIS IS WHAT HAPPENED TO A
  • 00:20:30.116 --> 00:20:31.384
  • THIS IS WHAT HAPPENED TO AYOUNG LADY IN THE SCRIPTURE
  • 00:20:31.384 --> 00:20:32.619
  • YOUNG LADY IN THE SCRIPTURENAMED RUTH.
  • 00:20:32.619 --> 00:20:34.354
  • NAMED RUTH.SHE WAS GOING ALONG FINE,
  • 00:20:34.354 --> 00:20:35.922
  • SHE WAS GOING ALONG FINE,LIFE WAS GOOD, THEN HER
  • 00:20:35.922 --> 00:20:38.658
  • LIFE WAS GOOD, THEN HERHUSBAND UNEXPECTEDLY DIED.
  • 00:20:38.658 --> 00:20:39.759
  • HUSBAND UNEXPECTEDLY DIED.YOU CAN IMAGINE HOW
  • 00:20:39.759 --> 00:20:41.761
  • YOU CAN IMAGINE HOWDEVASTATED SHE WAS.
  • 00:20:41.761 --> 00:20:43.430
  • WAS MOVING BACK TO HER
  • 00:20:44.364 --> 00:20:46.032
  • WAS MOVING BACK TO HERHOMETOWN OF BETHLEHEM.
  • 00:20:46.032 --> 00:20:47.600
  • HOMETOWN OF BETHLEHEM.RUTH DECIDED TO GO WITH HER,
  • 00:20:47.600 --> 00:20:48.768
  • RUTH DECIDED TO GO WITH HER,SO SHE COULD HELP TAKE CARE
  • 00:20:48.768 --> 00:20:49.636
  • SO SHE COULD HELP TAKE CAREOF HER.
  • 00:20:49.636 --> 00:20:50.670
  • OF HER.SHE WOULD GO OUT INTO THE
  • 00:20:50.670 --> 00:20:52.706
  • SHE WOULD GO OUT INTO THEFIELDS EVERY MORNING TO PICK
  • 00:20:52.706 --> 00:20:54.307
  • FIELDS EVERY MORNING TO PICKUP THE LEFTOVER WHEAT THAT
  • 00:20:54.307 --> 00:20:55.675
  • UP THE LEFTOVER WHEAT THATTHE WORKERS MISSED.
  • 00:20:55.675 --> 00:20:56.910
  • THE WORKERS MISSED.THAT'S HOW SHE AND NAOMI
  • 00:20:56.910 --> 00:20:58.144
  • THAT'S HOW SHE AND NAOMISURVIVED.
  • 00:20:58.144 --> 00:21:00.080
  • SURVIVED.RUTH WAS IN AS DESERT PLACE,
  • 00:21:00.080 --> 00:21:01.715
  • RUTH WAS IN AS DESERT PLACE,A YOUNG WIDOW, DREAMS
  • 00:21:01.715 --> 00:21:03.249
  • A YOUNG WIDOW, DREAMSSHATTERED, NOW LIVING IN
  • 00:21:03.249 --> 00:21:04.451
  • SHATTERED, NOW LIVING INLACK AND POVERTY.
  • 00:21:04.451 --> 00:21:05.819
  • LACK AND POVERTY.IT DIDN'T LOOK LIKE SHE HAD
  • 00:21:05.819 --> 00:21:07.220
  • IT DIDN'T LOOK LIKE SHE HADMUCH OF A FUTURE.
  • 00:21:07.220 --> 00:21:07.821
  • MUCH OF A FUTURE.SHE COULD HAVE BEEN
  • 00:21:07.821 --> 00:21:09.489
  • SHE COULD HAVE BEENDISCOURAGED, BITTER, "GOD
  • 00:21:09.489 --> 00:21:11.224
  • DISCOURAGED, BITTER, "GODWHY DID THIS HAPPEN?"
  • 00:21:11.224 --> 00:21:12.659
  • WHY DID THIS HAPPEN?"BUT GOD WON'T LET YOU GET IN
  • 00:21:12.659 --> 00:21:14.160
  • BUT GOD WON'T LET YOU GET INA DESERT WHERE HE CAN'T
  • 00:21:14.160 --> 00:21:16.062
  • A DESERT WHERE HE CAN'TCREATE GREEN GRASS.
  • 00:21:16.062 --> 00:21:17.230
  • CREATE GREEN GRASS.ONE DAY THE OWNER OF THE
  • 00:21:17.230 --> 00:21:18.898
  • ONE DAY THE OWNER OF THEFIELD NOTICED RUTH.
  • 00:21:18.898 --> 00:21:20.533
  • FIELD NOTICED RUTH.HE TOLD HIS WORKERS TO LEAVE
  • 00:21:20.533 --> 00:21:22.936
  • HE TOLD HIS WORKERS TO LEAVEHANDFULS OF WHEAT ON PURPOSE
  • 00:21:22.936 --> 00:21:24.003
  • HANDFULS OF WHEAT ON PURPOSEFOR RUTH.
  • 00:21:24.003 --> 00:21:25.238
  • FOR RUTH.NOW SHE HAD MORE THAN SHE
  • 00:21:25.238 --> 00:21:26.940
  • NOW SHE HAD MORE THAN SHENEEDED, SHE GATHERED IT IN
  • 00:21:26.940 --> 00:21:28.808
  • NEEDED, SHE GATHERED IT ININ A FRACTION OF THE TIME.
  • 00:21:28.808 --> 00:21:30.510
  • IN A FRACTION OF THE TIME.WITH THAT ONE GOOD BREAK HER
  • 00:21:30.510 --> 00:21:33.113
  • WITH THAT ONE GOOD BREAK HERLIFE BECOME SO MUCH EASIER.
  • 00:21:33.113 --> 00:21:34.147
  • LIFE BECOME SO MUCH EASIER.WHEN YOU'RE IN A DESERT
  • 00:21:34.147 --> 00:21:35.949
  • WHEN YOU'RE IN A DESERTPLACE, YOU DON'T KNOW WHO
  • 00:21:35.949 --> 00:21:37.917
  • PLACE, YOU DON'T KNOW WHOGOD IS SPEAKING TO ABOUT
  • 00:21:37.917 --> 00:21:39.419
  • GOD IS SPEAKING TO ABOUTBEING GOOD TO YOU.
  • 00:21:39.419 --> 00:21:41.154
  • BEING GOOD TO YOU.GOD DIDN'T SPEAK TO RUTH.
  • 00:21:41.154 --> 00:21:41.888
  • GOD DIDN'T SPEAK TO RUTH.HE DIDN'T SAY, "I'M GOING TO
  • 00:21:41.888 --> 00:21:43.022
  • HE DIDN'T SAY, "I'M GOING TOTELL THAT OWNER TO HELP
  • 00:21:43.022 --> 00:21:43.656
  • TELL THAT OWNER TO HELPYOU."
  • 00:21:43.656 --> 00:21:45.325
  • YOU."GOD IS WORKING BEHIND THE
  • 00:21:45.325 --> 00:21:47.093
  • GOD IS WORKING BEHIND THESCENES IN YOUR LIFE,
  • 00:21:47.093 --> 00:21:48.495
  • SCENES IN YOUR LIFE,SPEAKING TO THE PEOPLE YOU
  • 00:21:48.495 --> 00:21:50.230
  • SPEAKING TO THE PEOPLE YOUNEED TO FLOURISH IN THE
  • 00:21:50.230 --> 00:21:52.332
  • NEED TO FLOURISH IN THEDESERT, LINING UP THE BREAKS
  • 00:21:52.332 --> 00:21:53.933
  • DESERT, LINING UP THE BREAKSYOU NEED TO MAKE YOUR LIFE
  • 00:21:53.933 --> 00:21:54.901
  • YOU NEED TO MAKE YOUR LIFEEASIER.
  • 00:21:54.901 --> 00:21:56.603
  • EASIER.HE KNOWS HOW TO MAKE A GREEN
  • 00:21:56.603 --> 00:21:58.171
  • HE KNOWS HOW TO MAKE A GREENPASTURE IN THE MIDDLE OF A
  • 00:21:58.171 --> 00:21:59.839
  • PASTURE IN THE MIDDLE OF ASETBACK, IN THE MIDDLE OF A
  • 00:21:59.839 --> 00:22:01.141
  • SETBACK, IN THE MIDDLE OF ALOSS.
  • 00:22:01.141 --> 00:22:03.109
  • LOSS.I'M SURE RUTH WAS SO HAPPY,
  • 00:22:03.109 --> 00:22:04.711
  • I'M SURE RUTH WAS SO HAPPY,SO GRATEFUL, GOD HAD BEEN
  • 00:22:04.711 --> 00:22:05.979
  • SO GRATEFUL, GOD HAD BEENGOOD TO HER.
  • 00:22:05.979 --> 00:22:07.781
  • GOOD TO HER.BUT GOD DIDN'T STOP THERE.
  • 00:22:07.781 --> 00:22:09.549
  • BUT GOD DIDN'T STOP THERE.HE CREATED THE GRASS, BUT HE
  • 00:22:09.549 --> 00:22:10.550
  • HE CREATED THE GRASS, BUT HEDIDN'T LEAVE HER IN THE
  • 00:22:10.550 --> 00:22:11.518
  • DIDN'T LEAVE HER IN THEDESERT.
  • 00:22:11.518 --> 00:22:13.787
  • DESERT.THE OWNER OF THE FIELD, BOAZ
  • 00:22:13.787 --> 00:22:15.288
  • THE OWNER OF THE FIELD, BOAZFELL IN LOVE WITH RUTH.
  • 00:22:15.288 --> 00:22:16.156
  • FELL IN LOVE WITH RUTH.THEY ENDED UP GETTING
  • 00:22:16.156 --> 00:22:16.956
  • THEY ENDED UP GETTINGMARRIED.
  • 00:22:16.956 --> 00:22:18.224
  • MARRIED.NOW INSTEAD OF WORKING IN
  • 00:22:18.224 --> 00:22:19.759
  • NOW INSTEAD OF WORKING INTHE FIELD, RUTH OWNED THE
  • 00:22:19.759 --> 00:22:20.927
  • THE FIELD, RUTH OWNED THEFIELD.
  • 00:22:20.927 --> 00:22:22.762
  • FIELD.IN THOSE DESERT PLACES YOU
  • 00:22:22.762 --> 00:22:24.030
  • IN THOSE DESERT PLACES YOUDON'T KNOW WHAT GOD IS UP
  • 00:22:24.030 --> 00:22:24.898
  • DON'T KNOW WHAT GOD IS UPTO.
  • 00:22:24.898 --> 00:22:25.799
  • TO.THOUGHTS WILL TELL YOU,
  • 00:22:25.799 --> 00:22:27.567
  • YOU'VE BEEN THROUGH TOO
  • 00:22:28.234 --> 00:22:30.470
  • YOU'VE BEEN THROUGH TOOMUCH, YOU'LL NEVER GET WELL,
  • 00:22:30.470 --> 00:22:31.938
  • MUCH, YOU'LL NEVER GET WELL,NEVER MEET THE RIGHT PERSON,
  • 00:22:31.938 --> 00:22:33.740
  • NEVER MEET THE RIGHT PERSON,NEVER BEAT THAT ADDICTION."
  • 00:22:33.740 --> 00:22:35.408
  • NEVER BEAT THAT ADDICTION."DON'T BELIEVE THOSE LIES.
  • 00:22:35.408 --> 00:22:36.943
  • DON'T BELIEVE THOSE LIES.GOD HAS ALREADY LINED UP
  • 00:22:36.943 --> 00:22:38.545
  • GOD HAS ALREADY LINED UPYOUR BOAZ'S, THE RIGHT
  • 00:22:38.545 --> 00:22:39.879
  • YOUR BOAZ'S, THE RIGHTPEOPLE, HE'S ALREADY
  • 00:22:39.879 --> 00:22:41.548
  • THE PROMOTION, THE HEALING,
  • 00:22:43.249 --> 00:22:44.551
  • THE PROMOTION, THE HEALING,THE FAVOR.
  • 00:22:44.551 --> 00:22:45.885
  • THE FAVOR.HE'S NOT GOING TO JUST MAKE
  • 00:22:45.885 --> 00:22:47.921
  • HE'S NOT GOING TO JUST MAKETHE HARD PLACES EASIER BUT
  • 00:22:47.921 --> 00:22:48.955
  • THE HARD PLACES EASIER BUTHE'S GOING TO CAUSE YOU TO
  • 00:22:48.955 --> 00:22:50.790
  • HE'S GOING TO CAUSE YOU TOFLOURISH IN THE DESERT, TO
  • 00:22:50.790 --> 00:22:52.625
  • FLOURISH IN THE DESERT, TOPROSPER DESPITE WHAT YOU'VE
  • 00:22:52.625 --> 00:22:53.259
  • PROSPER DESPITE WHAT YOU'VEBEEN THROUGH.
  • 00:22:53.259 --> 00:22:55.462
  • BEEN THROUGH.THE REASON YOU HAVE STRENGTH
  • 00:22:55.462 --> 00:22:57.297
  • THE REASON YOU HAVE STRENGTHTO WITHSTAND, THE POWER TO
  • 00:22:57.297 --> 00:22:59.332
  • TO WITHSTAND, THE POWER TOOUTLAST, THE DETERMINATION
  • 00:22:59.332 --> 00:23:01.534
  • OUTLAST, THE DETERMINATIONTO TRY AGAIN IS BECAUSE GOD
  • 00:23:01.534 --> 00:23:03.136
  • TO TRY AGAIN IS BECAUSE GODHAS SOMETHING AWESOME IN
  • 00:23:03.136 --> 00:23:04.304
  • HAS SOMETHING AWESOME INYOUR FUTURE.
  • 00:23:04.304 --> 00:23:05.705
  • YOUR FUTURE.IF YOU WERE DONE, HE
  • 00:23:05.705 --> 00:23:07.474
  • IF YOU WERE DONE, HEWOULDN'T HAVE CREATED GRASS
  • 00:23:07.474 --> 00:23:08.575
  • WOULDN'T HAVE CREATED GRASSIN THE DESERT.
  • 00:23:08.575 --> 00:23:09.576
  • IN THE DESERT.IF HE WASN'T ABOUT TO
  • 00:23:09.576 --> 00:23:11.845
  • IF HE WASN'T ABOUT TOMULTIPLY WHAT YOU HAVE, DO
  • 00:23:11.845 --> 00:23:12.879
  • MULTIPLY WHAT YOU HAVE, DOSOMETHING THAT YOU'VE NEVER
  • 00:23:12.879 --> 00:23:14.314
  • SOMETHING THAT YOU'VE NEVERSEEN, HE WOULDN'T HAVE MADE
  • 00:23:14.314 --> 00:23:16.082
  • SEEN, HE WOULDN'T HAVE MADETHE GREEN PASTURES FOR YOU
  • 00:23:16.082 --> 00:23:17.750
  • THE GREEN PASTURES FOR YOUTO LIE DOWN IN.
  • 00:23:17.750 --> 00:23:18.985
  • TO LIE DOWN IN.THE FACT THAT YOU'RE HEARING
  • 00:23:18.985 --> 00:23:20.286
  • THE FACT THAT YOU'RE HEARINGTHIS TELLS ME THAT YOUR
  • 00:23:20.286 --> 00:23:22.522
  • THIS TELLS ME THAT YOURFUTURE IS MUCH BRIGHTER THAN
  • 00:23:22.522 --> 00:23:23.756
  • FUTURE IS MUCH BRIGHTER THANYOUR PAST.
  • 00:23:23.756 --> 00:23:25.391
  • YOUR PAST.NOW QUIT TELLING YOURSELF,
  • 00:23:25.391 --> 00:23:26.793
  • ME, I'LL NEVER GET PAST THIS
  • 00:23:28.528 --> 00:23:30.330
  • ME, I'LL NEVER GET PAST THISBREAKUP, THIS SICKNESS, THIS
  • 00:23:30.330 --> 00:23:31.598
  • BREAKUP, THIS SICKNESS, THISTROUBLE AT WORK."
  • 00:23:31.598 --> 00:23:33.032
  • TROUBLE AT WORK."IT'S ALL A PART OF YOUR
  • 00:23:33.032 --> 00:23:34.167
  • IT'S ALL A PART OF YOURDESTINY.
  • 00:23:34.167 --> 00:23:36.069
  • DESTINY.WITHOUT THE DESERT PLACES,
  • 00:23:36.069 --> 00:23:37.270
  • WITHOUT THE DESERT PLACES,YOU CAN'T MAKE IT TO YOUR
  • 00:23:37.270 --> 00:23:38.805
  • YOU CAN'T MAKE IT TO YOURPROMISED LAND.
  • 00:23:38.805 --> 00:23:39.939
  • PROMISED LAND.THE QUESTION IS ARE YOU
  • 00:23:39.939 --> 00:23:40.573
  • THE QUESTION IS ARE YOUGOING TO TAKE HOLD OF HIS
  • 00:23:40.573 --> 00:23:41.207
  • GOING TO TAKE HOLD OF HISSTRENGTH?
  • 00:23:41.207 --> 00:23:41.841
  • STRENGTH?ARE YOU GOING TO DO LIKE
  • 00:23:41.841 --> 00:23:43.176
  • ARE YOU GOING TO DO LIKEJOSEPH, LIKE RUTH AND KEEP
  • 00:23:43.176 --> 00:23:47.113
  • JOSEPH, LIKE RUTH AND KEEPMOVING FORWARD, BEING YOUR
  • 00:23:47.113 --> 00:23:49.282
  • MOVING FORWARD, BEING YOURBEST, KNOWING THAT GOD IS IN
  • 00:23:49.282 --> 00:23:51.718
  • BEST, KNOWING THAT GOD IS INCONTROL, OR ARE YOU GOING TO
  • 00:23:51.718 --> 00:23:53.286
  • OVERWHELMED, DISCOURAGED?
  • 00:23:55.722 --> 00:23:57.123
  • OVERWHELMED, DISCOURAGED?WHAT YOU'RE UP AGAINST MAY
  • 00:23:57.123 --> 00:23:58.625
  • WHAT YOU'RE UP AGAINST MAYBE DIFFICULT BUT THIS IS A
  • 00:23:58.625 --> 00:23:59.759
  • BE DIFFICULT BUT THIS IS ANEW DAY.
  • 00:23:59.759 --> 00:24:01.160
  • NEW DAY.GOD IS ABOUT TO LIGHTEN THE
  • 00:24:01.160 --> 00:24:01.928
  • GOD IS ABOUT TO LIGHTEN THELOAD.
  • 00:24:01.928 --> 00:24:03.162
  • LOAD.THINGS ARE ABOUT TO CHANGE
  • 00:24:03.162 --> 00:24:04.364
  • THINGS ARE ABOUT TO CHANGEIN YOUR FAVOR.
  • 00:24:04.364 --> 00:24:05.031
  • IN YOUR FAVOR.YOU'RE GOING TO FEEL A
  • 00:24:05.031 --> 00:24:06.065
  • YOU'RE GOING TO FEEL ASTRENGTH THAT YOU'VE NEVER
  • 00:24:06.065 --> 00:24:08.067
  • STRENGTH THAT YOU'VE NEVERFELT, A GRACE TO DO WHAT YOU
  • 00:24:08.067 --> 00:24:10.003
  • FELT, A GRACE TO DO WHAT YOUCOULDN'T DO, AN ANOINTING OF
  • 00:24:10.003 --> 00:24:10.670
  • COULDN'T DO, AN ANOINTING OFEASE.
  • 00:24:10.670 --> 00:24:12.272
  • EASE.I BELIEVE AND DECLARE YOU
  • 00:24:12.272 --> 00:24:13.940
  • I BELIEVE AND DECLARE YOUARE COMING INTO YOUR GREEN
  • 00:24:13.940 --> 00:24:14.908
  • ARE COMING INTO YOUR GREENPASTURES.
  • 00:24:14.908 --> 00:24:16.075
  • PASTURES.YOU'RE GOING TO FLOURISH IN
  • 00:24:16.075 --> 00:24:17.777
  • YOU'RE GOING TO FLOURISH INTHE FAMINE, PROSPER IN THE
  • 00:24:17.777 --> 00:24:18.811
  • THE FAMINE, PROSPER IN THEPANDEMIC.
  • 00:24:18.811 --> 00:24:20.413
  • PANDEMIC.FAVOR IS COMING, HEALING IS
  • 00:24:20.413 --> 00:24:21.781
  • FAVOR IS COMING, HEALING ISCOMING, BREAKTHROUGHS,
  • 00:24:21.781 --> 00:24:23.683
  • COMING, BREAKTHROUGHS,FREEDOM, PROMOTION, THE
  • 00:24:23.683 --> 00:24:25.752
  • FREEDOM, PROMOTION, THEFULLNESS OF YOUR DESTINY, IN
  • 00:24:25.752 --> 00:24:27.587
  • FULLNESS OF YOUR DESTINY, INJESUS' NAME.
  • 00:24:27.587 --> 00:24:28.454
  • JESUS' NAME.I'D LIKE TO GIVE YOU AN
  • 00:24:28.454 --> 00:24:30.156
  • I'D LIKE TO GIVE YOU ANOPPORTUNITY TO MAKE JESUS
  • 00:24:30.156 --> 00:24:31.724
  • OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE JESUSTHE LORD OF YOUR LIFE.
  • 00:24:31.724 --> 00:24:33.326
  • THE LORD OF YOUR LIFE.WOULD YOU PRAY WITH ME?
  • 00:24:33.326 --> 00:24:35.895
  • WOULD YOU PRAY WITH ME?JUST SAY, LORD JESUS, I
  • 00:24:35.895 --> 00:24:37.730
  • JUST SAY, LORD JESUS, IREPENT OF MY SINS.
  • 00:24:37.730 --> 00:24:39.299
  • REPENT OF MY SINS.COME INTO MY HEART.
  • 00:24:39.299 --> 00:24:40.700
  • COME INTO MY HEART.I MAKE YOU MY LORD AND
  • 00:24:40.700 --> 00:24:42.001
  • IF YOU PRAYED THAT SIMPLE
  • 00:24:42.969 --> 00:24:44.671
  • IF YOU PRAYED THAT SIMPLEPRAYER, WE BELIEVE YOU GOT
  • 00:24:44.671 --> 00:24:46.039
  • PRAYER, WE BELIEVE YOU GOTBORN AGAIN.
  • 00:24:46.039 --> 00:24:47.073
  • BORN AGAIN.WE'D LOVE TO GIVE YOU SOME
  • 00:24:47.073 --> 00:24:48.107
  • WE'D LOVE TO GIVE YOU SOMEFREE INFORMATION.
  • 00:24:48.107 --> 00:24:49.242
  • FREE INFORMATION.JUST TEXT THE NUMBER ON THE
  • 00:24:49.242 --> 00:24:51.344
  • JUST TEXT THE NUMBER ON THESCREEN OR GO TO THE WEBSITE.
  • 00:24:51.344 --> 00:24:52.412
  • SCREEN OR GO TO THE WEBSITE.I HOPE YOU'LL GET INTO A
  • 00:24:52.412 --> 00:24:54.647
  • I HOPE YOU'LL GET INTO AGOOD BIBLE-BASED CHURCH AND
  • 00:24:54.647 --> 00:24:56.316
  • VICTORIA AND I WILL BE RIGHT
  • 00:24:57.850 --> 00:24:59.285
  • VICTORIA AND I WILL BE RIGHTBACK TO SPEAK A BLESSING
  • 00:24:59.285 --> 00:24:59.986
  • > ANNCR: AS A THANK YOU FOR YOUR
  • 00:25:01.521 --> 00:25:02.822
  • > ANNCR: AS A THANK YOU FOR YOURSUPPORT OF OUR MINISTRY THIS
  • 00:25:02.822 --> 00:25:04.390
  • SUPPORT OF OUR MINISTRY THISOCTOBER, JOEL AND VICTORIA
  • 00:25:04.390 --> 00:25:06.125
  • OCTOBER, JOEL AND VICTORIAWOULD LIKE TO SEND YOU THE
  • 00:25:06.125 --> 00:25:08.895
  • WOULD LIKE TO SEND YOU THEINSPIRATION CUBE.
  • 00:25:08.895 --> 00:25:10.263
  • INSPIRATION CUBE.WAKE UP EVERY MORNING INSPIRED
  • 00:25:10.263 --> 00:25:12.365
  • WAKE UP EVERY MORNING INSPIREDWITH THIS EASY TO USE PORTABLE
  • 00:25:12.365 --> 00:25:13.733
  • WITH THIS EASY TO USE PORTABLEAUDIO SYSTEM FILLED WITH
  • 00:25:13.733 --> 00:25:15.602
  • AUDIO SYSTEM FILLED WITHOVER 400 LIFE-CHANGING
  • 00:25:15.602 --> 00:25:17.270
  • OVER 400 LIFE-CHANGINGMESSAGES OF HOPE, GUIDANCE,
  • 00:25:17.270 --> 00:25:19.839
  • MESSAGES OF HOPE, GUIDANCE,AND STRENGTH FROM JOEL.
  • 00:25:19.839 --> 00:25:20.907
  • AND STRENGTH FROM JOEL.WITH THE SIMPLE PUSH OF A
  • 00:25:20.907 --> 00:25:22.375
  • WITH THE SIMPLE PUSH OF ABUTTON, REMOVE ANY NEGATIVE
  • 00:25:22.375 --> 00:25:24.310
  • BUTTON, REMOVE ANY NEGATIVETHOUGHTS WITH A NEW MESSAGE
  • 00:25:24.310 --> 00:25:26.479
  • > JOEL: YOU MAY FEEL TODAY
  • 00:25:27.180 --> 00:25:28.715
  • > JOEL: YOU MAY FEEL TODAYLIKE YOU'RE TRAPPED...
  • 00:25:28.715 --> 00:25:29.515
  • LIKE YOU'RE TRAPPED...THAT IS NOT HOW YOUR STORY
  • 00:25:29.515 --> 00:25:30.516
  • THAT IS NOT HOW YOUR STORYENDS...
  • 00:25:30.516 --> 00:25:31.918
  • ENDS...SOME DREAMS ARE WAKING UP...
  • 00:25:31.918 --> 00:25:32.885
  • SOME DREAMS ARE WAKING UP...HOPE IS WAKING UP...
  • 00:25:32.885 --> 00:25:35.288
  • > IRVING C.: IT WAS ALMOST
  • 00:25:35.989 --> 00:25:36.856
  • > IRVING C.: IT WAS ALMOSTLIKE A FRIEND WAS SPEAKING
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  • LIKE A FRIEND WAS SPEAKINGTO ME. I'M AT PEACE. MY VICTORY
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  • > VICTORIA: THERE'S ALOT OF
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  • > VICTORIA: THERE'S ALOT OFNEGATIVITY IN THE WORLD. SO,
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  • NEGATIVITY IN THE WORLD. SO,IT'S SO IMPORTANT WHAT WE'RE
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  • IT'S SO IMPORTANT WHAT WE'RETAKING IN ALL THROUGHOUT THE
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  • TAKING IN ALL THROUGHOUT THEDAY. THE INSPIRATION CUBE IS
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  • DAY. THE INSPIRATION CUBE ISA COLLECTION OF JOEL'S MOST
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  • A COLLECTION OF JOEL'S MOSTREQUESTED MESSAGES.
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  • REQUESTED MESSAGES.> JOEL: IT HAS 365 DEVOTIONS,
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  • > JOEL: IT HAS 365 DEVOTIONS,2-3 MINUTES WHERE I'LL HELP YOU
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  • 2-3 MINUTES WHERE I'LL HELP YOUSTART THE DAY ENCOURAGED
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  • START THE DAY ENCOURAGEDAND INSPIRED.
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  • AND INSPIRED.PLUS THERE ARE 31 POSITIVE
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  • PLUS THERE ARE 31 POSITIVEAFFIRMATIONS THAT YOU CAN
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  • AFFIRMATIONS THAT YOU CANDECLARE OVER YOUR LIFE.
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  • DECLARE OVER YOUR LIFE.I HOPE YOU'LL REQUEST THE
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  • I HOPE YOU'LL REQUEST THEINSPIRATION CUBE. IT WILL
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  • INSPIRATION CUBE. IT WILLHELP YOU STAY FULL OF FAITH
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  • HELP YOU STAY FULL OF FAITHSO YOU CAN LIVE THE VICTORIOUS
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  • > ANNCR: TO RECEIVE THE
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  • > ANNCR: TO RECEIVE THEINSPIRATION CUBE, THIS
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  • INSPIRATION CUBE, THISONE-OF-A-KIND AUDIO DEVICE,
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  • ONE-OF-A-KIND AUDIO DEVICE,VISIT US AT JOELOSTEEN.COM
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  • > JOEL: THANKS SO MUCH FOR
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  • > JOEL: THANKS SO MUCH FORYOUR SUPPORT AND YOUR
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  • YOUR SUPPORT AND YOURGENEROSITY. YOU ARE MAKING
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  • GENEROSITY. YOU ARE MAKINGA DIFFERENCE AROUND THE WORLD.
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  • A DIFFERENCE AROUND THE WORLD.AND A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO OUR
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  • AND A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO OURCHAMPION OF HOPE PARTNERS FOR
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  • CHAMPION OF HOPE PARTNERS FORALL YOU DO TO KEEP THE MINISTRY
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  • ALL YOU DO TO KEEP THE MINISTRYGOING. KNOW THAT VICTORIA AND I
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  • GOING. KNOW THAT VICTORIA AND ILOVE YOU. WE PRAY FOR YOU EVERY
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  • I'M EXCITED I'VE GOT A NEW BOOK
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  • I'M EXCITED I'VE GOT A NEW BOOKCOMING OUT IN NOVEMBER.
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  • COMING OUT IN NOVEMBER.IT'S CALLED, "EMPTY OUT THE
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  • IT'S CALLED, "EMPTY OUT THENEGATIVE". I KNOW YOU'RE
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  • LET ME PRAY FOR YOU.
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  • LET ME PRAY FOR YOU.FATHER, I THANK YOU FOR OUR
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  • FATHER, I THANK YOU FOR OURFRIENDS THAT ARE WATCHING
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  • FRIENDS THAT ARE WATCHINGAND LISTENING. THAT RIGHT NOW
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  • AND LISTENING. THAT RIGHT NOWYOU'RE HEALING SICK BODIES,
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  • YOU'RE HEALING SICK BODIES,RESTORING RELATIONSHIPS,
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  • RESTORING RELATIONSHIPS,ENCOURAGING THOSE THAT ARE
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  • ENCOURAGING THOSE THAT AREDOWN. LORD, LET THEM SEE YOUR
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  • DOWN. LORD, LET THEM SEE YOURGOODNESS IN A NEW WAY.
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  • GOODNESS IN A NEW WAY.IN JESUS' NAME. GOD BLESS YOU.
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  • YOUR PARTNERSHIP MAKES
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  • YOUR FAITHFUL ANDCONSISTENT MONTHLY SUPPORT
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  • CONSISTENT MONTHLY SUPPORTMAKES YOU A CHAMPION OF
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  • MAKES YOU A CHAMPION OFHOPE.
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