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Prepared Blessings

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May 30, 2019
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Joel Osteen

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Prepared Blessings

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  • (APPLAUSE)
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  • WELL, GOD BLESS YOU. IT'S
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  • ALWAYS A JOY TO COME INTO YOUR
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  • HOMES. IF YOU'RE EVER IN OUR
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  • AREA PLEASE STOP BY AND BE A
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  • PART OF ONE OF OUR SERVICES.
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  • I PROMISE YOU WE'LL MAKE YOU
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  • FEEL RIGHT AT HOME. BUT THANKS
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  • SO MUCH FOR TUNING IN.
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  • THANK YOU AGAIN FOR COMING
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  • OUT TODAY.
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  • I LIKE TO START WITH SOMETHING
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  • FUNNY. I HEARD ABOUT THIS
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  • 85-YEAR-OLD MAN. HE WAS OUT
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  • FISHING ONE MORNING AND HE
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  • HEARD THIS VOICE SAYING, "PICK
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  • ME UP." HE LOOKED AROUND AND
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  • DIDN'T SEE ANYBODY. HE THOUGHT
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  • HE WAS DREAMING. HE HEARD IT
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  • AGAIN, "PICK ME UP." HE LOOKED
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  • DOWN AND SAW A FROG. HE SAID
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  • IN AMAZEMENT, "ARE YOU TALKING
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  • TO ME?" THE FROG SAID, "YES.
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  • PICK ME UP AND KISS ME AND
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  • I'LL TURN INTO A BEAUTIFUL
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  • BRIDE." THE MAN QUICKLY PICKED
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  • THE FROG UP AND PUT HIM IN HIS
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  • FRONT POCKET. THE FROG SAID,
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  • "HEY, WHAT ARE YOU DOING?
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  • I SAID KISS ME AND I'LL TURN
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  • INTO A BEAUTIFUL BRIDE." THE
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  • MAN SAID, "NO, THANKS. AT MY
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  • AGE I'D RATHER HAVE A TALKING
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  • FROG." (LAUGHTER/APPLAUSE)
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  • HOLD YOUR BIBLES UP. SAY IT
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  • LIKE YOU MEAN IT.
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  • THIS IS MY BIBLE.
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  • I AM WHAT IT SAYS I AM.
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  • I HAVE WHAT IT SAYS I HAVE.
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  • I CAN DO WHAT IT SAYS I CAN DO.
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  • TODAY I WILL BE TAUGHT THE
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  • WORD OF GOD.
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  • I BOLDLY CONFESS:
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  • MY MIND IS ALERT.
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  • MY HEART IS RECEPTIVE.
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  • I WILL NEVER BE THE SAME.
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  • IN JESUS' NAME. GOD BLESS YOU.
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  • I WANT TO TALK TO YOU TODAY
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  • ABOUT PREPARED BLESSINGS.
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  • WHEN GOD LAID OUT THE PLAN FOR
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  • YOUR LIFE HE LINED UP THE RIGHT
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  • PEOPLE, THE RIGHT BREAKS, THE
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  • RIGHT OPPORTUNITIES. HE HAS
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  • BLESSINGS THAT HAVE YOUR NAME
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  • ON THEM. THERE IS PROMOTION,
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  • CONTRACTS, A BUSINESS,
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  • A SPOUSE. HE HAS ALREADY
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  • DESTINED THEM TO BE YOURS.
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  • IF YOU WILL STAY IN FAITH AND
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  • KEEP HONORING GOD, ONE DAY
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  • YOU WILL COME IN TO WHAT
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  • ALREADY BELONGS TO YOU.
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  • IT'S A PREPARED BLESSING.
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  • THIS IS WHAT HAPPENED WAY BACK
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  • WITH ADAM AND EVE. IN THE BOOK
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  • OF GENESIS IT TALKS ABOUT HOW
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  • THE FIRST FIVE DAYS GOD CREATED
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  • THE HEAVENS, THE EARTH, THE
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  • SKY, THE LAND, THE WATER. WHEN
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  • HE FINISHED THE BIG THINGS HE
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  • DIDN'T STOP THERE. HE STARTED
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  • ON THE SMALL THINGS; THE
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  • DETAILS. GOD PLANTED A GARDEN.
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  • HE PUT BEAUTIFUL FLOWERS IN IT,
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  • LUSCIOUS FRUIT. HE DESIGNED
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  • THESE RIVERS TO FLOW THROUGH
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  • IT. HE PUT PRECIOUS TREASURES
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  • IN THE GROUND: ONYX, GOLD,
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  • SILVER. HE WENT TO GREAT
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  • LENGTHS TO MAKE SURE IT WAS
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  • EXACTLY LIKE HE WANTED IT, DOWN
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  • TO THE SMALLEST DETAILS. WHEN
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  • HE GOT FINISHED WITH IT HE PUT
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  • THE LAST TOUCHES ON THIS
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  • MAGNIFICENT GARDEN.
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  • THE SCRIPTURE SAYS, "HE TOOK
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  • ADAM, WHOM HE HAD JUST
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  • BREATHED LIFE INTO AND PUT HIM
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  • IN THE GARDEN."
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  • NOTICE ADAM CAME INTO A
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  • PREPARED BLESSING, SOMETHING
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  • THAT GOD HAD ALREADY FINISHED
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  • FOR HIM. HE DIDN'T GET THERE
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  • AND HAVE TO WORK NIGHT AND
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  • DAY AND CONSTANTLY STRUGGLE,
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  • THINK, "HOW AM I GOING TO
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  • SURVIVE?" THERE WERE FRUIT
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  • TREES ALL AROUND, CRYSTAL
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  • CLEAR STREAMS FLOWING RIGHT
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  • BEFORE HIM, PROVISION
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  • EVERYWHERE HE LOOKED. HE
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  • DIDN'T HAVE TO LIVE WORRIED,
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  • THINKING, "WELL, I'VE GOT FOOD
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  • AND WATER BUT HOW AM I GOING
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  • TO PROVIDE FOR MY FAMILY?
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  • HOW AM I GOING TO MAKE A
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  • LIVING?" THERE WERE RESOURCES
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  • AT HIS DISPOSAL: ONYX, GOLD,
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  • SILVER. EVERYTHING HE NEEDED
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  • TO LIVE A VICTORIOUS ABUNDANT
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  • LIFE WAS RIGHT THERE IN THE
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  • GARDEN. GOD HAD PUT IT THERE
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  • SPECIFICALLY PREPARED FOR HIM.
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  • IN THE SAME WAY, GOD HAS SOME
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  • PREPARED BLESSINGS IN STORE
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  • FOR YOU. HE IS WORKING BEHIND
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  • THE SCENES, ARRANGING THINGS
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  • IN YOUR FAVOR, GETTING IT ALL
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  • PERFECTLY IN PLACE AND AT THE
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  • RIGHT TIME HE IS GOING TO BRING
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  • YOU INTO YOUR GARDEN, INTO WHAT
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  • HE HAS ALREADY FINISHED. YOU
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  • COULDN'T MAKE IT HAPPEN ON
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  • YOUR OWN. YOU DIDN'T DESERVE
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  • IT. YOU DIDN'T EARN IT.
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  • IT'S JUST THE GOODNESS OF GOD
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  • BRINGING YOU INTO A PREPARED
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  • BLESSING.
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  • WHEN I WAS 22 YEARS OLD I WALKED
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  • INTO A JEWELRY STORE AND MET
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  • VICTORIA FOR THE FIRST TIME.
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  • YOU KNOW WHAT SHE WAS?
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  • A PREPARED BLESSING. I LOOKED
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  • UP AND SAID, "GOD, YOU DID
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  • GOOD." (LAUGHTER)
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  • THERE ARE HUNDREDS OF JEWELRY
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  • STORES IN A BIG CITY LIKE
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  • HOUSTON THAT I COULD HAVE GONE
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  • INTO BUT GOD CONTROLS THE
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  • UNIVERSE. HE KNOWS HOW TO BRING
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  • YOU INTO YOUR GARDEN.
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  • GOD SAID IN EFFECT, "JOEL,
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  • I'VE GOT SOMETHING FINISHED
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  • FOR YOU. YOU'VE BEEN FAITHFUL.
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  • YOU'VE HONORED ME. NOW I'VE
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  • GOT A PREPARED BLESSING THAT
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  • I'M READY TO BRING YOU INTO."
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  • GOD DIRECTED MY STEPS.
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  • I MET VICTORIA THAT DAY AND MY
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  • LIFE AND MY CHECKBOOK HAVE
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  • NEVER BEEN THE SAME. (LAUGHTER)
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  • "WELL, JOEL. I'VE BEEN SINGLE
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  • SO LONG I DON'T THINK I'LL EVER
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  • MEET THE RIGHT PERSON."
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  • NO, GOD HAS A HUSBAND, A WIFE,
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  • THAT HAS YOUR NAME ON IT.
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  • GOD IS GETTING IT ALL PREPARED
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  • AND AT THE RIGHT TIME GOD WILL
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  • SAY, "OKAY. I'M DONE. HERE'S
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  • WHAT I'VE BEEN WORKING ON."
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  • YOU'LL MEET THE PERSON OF
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  • YOUR DREAMS. YOU'LL SAY LIKE
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  • I DID, "GOD, THIS WAS WORTH
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  • WAITING FOR. YOU OUTDID
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  • YOURSELF." DON'T GET
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  • DISCOURAGED. YOU MAY NOT SEE
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  • ANYTHING HAPPENING BUT GOD
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  • IS WORKING, GETTING YOUR
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  • GARDEN PREPARED. WHEN IT'S
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  • FINISHED, HE IS GOING TO BRING
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  • YOU INTO IT. YOU KNOW WHAT THIS
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  • BUILDING IS, THE FORMER COMPAQ
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  • CENTER? A PREPARED BLESSING.
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  • WE COULDN'T MAKE THIS HAPPEN
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  • ON OUR OWN. GOD HAD BEEN
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  • WORKING ON IT FOR OVER 30
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  • YEARS. WHEN WE NEEDED IT GOD
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  • SAID, "ALRIGHT, LAKEWOOD. I'M
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  • GOING TO BRING YOU INTO WHAT
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  • I'VE ALREADY FINISHED FOR YOU."
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  • WE CAME INTO THIS BEAUTIFUL
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  • GARDEN, THE PREMIER FACILITY
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  • IN THE FOURTH LARGEST CITY IN
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  • AMERICA, ON THE MAIN FREEWAY,
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  • 9.000 COVERED PARKING SPACES.
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  • WE SHOWED UP AND SAID, "WOW,
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  • GOD! YOU'VE DONE MORE THAN
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  • WE CAN ASK OR THINK." WHAT GOD
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  • HAS IN STORE FOR YOU WILL
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  • BOGGLE YOUR MIND. RIGHT NOW
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  • GOD IS GETTING YOUR GARDEN
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  • PREPARED, PUTTING IN THE RIGHT
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  • PROVISION, LINING UP THE RIGHT
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  • PEOPLE AND WHEN IT'S FULLY IN
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  • BLOOM, WHEN GOD GETS IT
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  • EXACTLY LIKE HE WANTS IT, HE IS
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  • GOING TO BRING YOU INTO IT.
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  • SUDDENLY, YOU'LL BE PROMOTED.
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  • SUDDENLY, YOU GET THE CONTRACT.
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  • SUDDENLY, YOUR HEALTH IMPROVES.
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  • SUDDENLY, THE PROBLEM TURNS
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  • AROUND.
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  • WHEN YOU COME INTO YOUR GARDEN
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  • IT'S GOING TO BE BIGGER, BETTER,
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  • MORE REWARDING THAN YOU EVER
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  • IMAGINED.
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  • THIS IS WHAT GOD SAID IN
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  • DEUTERONOMY CHAPTER 8, "I AM
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  • BRINGING YOU INTO A GOOD LAND,
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  • A LAND WHERE YOU WILL EAT BREAD
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  • WITHOUT SCARCENESS, A LAND
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  • WITH NO SHORTAGE WHERE YOU
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  • WILL NOT LACK ANY GOOD THING."
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  • NOTICE IN THE GARDEN GOD HAS
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  • PREPARED FOR YOU THERE IS NO
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  • SHORTAGE, NO SHORTAGE OF
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  • RESOURCES, NO SHORTAGE OF
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  • OPPORTUNITIES, NO SHORTAGE
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  • OF CREATIVITY, OF FRIENDSHIPS,
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  • OF JOY AND PEACE. IN YOUR
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  • GARDEN YOU WILL NOT LACK ANY
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  • GOOD THING. WHEN YOU'RE
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  • TEMPTED TO GET DOWN OR LOOK
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  • AT WHAT YOU DON'T HAVE, NO,
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  • TURN IT AROUND. "LORD, I WANT
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  • TO THANK YOU THAT YOU ARE
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  • BRINGING ME INTO MY GARDEN,
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  • A LAND OF NO SHORTAGE, A LAND
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  • WHERE MY GIFTS AND TALENTS
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  • WILL COME OUT TO THE FULL, A
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  • GOOD LAND WHERE I WILL FULFILL
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  • MY DESTINY, A GOOD LAND WHERE
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  • I'LL LIVE HEALTHY, HAPPY AND
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  • WHOLE, A GOOD LAND WHERE MY
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  • WHOLE HOUSE WILL HONOR YOU."
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  • A FRIEND OF MINE COMES FROM
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  • A LARGE FAMILY. THEY EMIGRATED
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  • HERE FROM ANOTHER COUNTRY.
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  • THEY WERE VERY POOR PEOPLE
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  • AND HAD NOT MADE MUCH OUT OF
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  • THEIR LIVES. THEY HAD A
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  • DEFEATED MINDSET. HE STARTED
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  • COMING OUT TO LAKEWOOD AND
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  • HEARING ABOUT HOW WE ARE
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  • VICTORS AND NOT VICTIMS.
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  • ONE DAY A FRIEND TOLD HIM ABOUT
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  • A JOB OPPORTUNITY AT THE MEDICAL
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  • CENTER CLEANING EQUIPMENT.
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  • HE WENT AND INTERVIEWED AND
  • 00:07:15.070 --> 00:07:16.070
  • GOT THE POSITION. HE WAS
  • 00:07:16.070 --> 00:07:17.180
  • WORKING THE GRAVEYARD SHIFT,
  • 00:07:17.180 --> 00:07:19.180
  • OVERNIGHT, MAKING MINIMUM
  • 00:07:19.180 --> 00:07:21.030
  • WAGE, BARELY GETTING BY.
  • 00:07:21.030 --> 00:07:23.190
  • BUT EVERY ONCE IN A WHILE THEY
  • 00:07:23.190 --> 00:07:25.100
  • WOULD HAVE PROCEDURES THERE
  • 00:07:25.100 --> 00:07:26.260
  • AT THE HOSPITAL USING THAT
  • 00:07:26.260 --> 00:07:28.200
  • EQUIPMENT THAT HE CLEANED.
  • 00:07:28.200 --> 00:07:29.290
  • HE WOULD WATCH VERY CLOSELY
  • 00:07:29.290 --> 00:07:31.100
  • AND STUDY HOW THE TECHNICIANS
  • 00:07:31.100 --> 00:07:32.250
  • DID IT. AT ONE POINT ONE OF THE
  • 00:07:32.250 --> 00:07:34.270
  • TECHNICIANS TOOK ANOTHER JOB.
  • 00:07:34.270 --> 00:07:37.050
  • HIS SUPERVISOR HAD SEEN HOW
  • 00:07:37.050 --> 00:07:39.170
  • DEDICATED AND COMMITTED HE WAS.
  • 00:07:39.170 --> 00:07:41.250
  • EVEN THOUGH HE DIDN'T HAVE THE
  • 00:07:41.250 --> 00:07:43.040
  • FORMAL TRAINING, THEY PROMOTED
  • 00:07:43.040 --> 00:07:44.240
  • HIM AND GAVE HIM THAT POSITION.
  • 00:07:44.240 --> 00:07:46.280
  • HE KEPT BEING FAITHFUL YEAR
  • 00:07:46.280 --> 00:07:48.110
  • AFTER YEAR. A COUPLE YEARS
  • 00:07:48.110 --> 00:07:49.270
  • LATER THE MAIN TECHNICIAN LEFT.
  • 00:07:49.270 --> 00:07:51.140
  • THEY PUT HIM IN CHARGE OF THE
  • 00:07:51.140 --> 00:07:53.150
  • WHOLE DEPARTMENT. A FEW YEARS
  • 00:07:53.150 --> 00:07:55.080
  • AFTER THAT HE STARTED THINKING,
  • 00:07:55.080 --> 00:07:56.280
  • "IF I COULD PURCHASE THIS PIECE
  • 00:07:56.280 --> 00:07:58.140
  • OF EQUIPMENT I COULD TRAVEL
  • 00:07:58.140 --> 00:08:00.130
  • FROM HOSPITAL TO HOSPITAL AND
  • 00:08:00.130 --> 00:08:01.280
  • DO THIS ON MY OWN."
  • 00:08:01.280 --> 00:08:03.280
  • ONE AFTERNOON PLAYING
  • 00:08:03.280 --> 00:08:05.090
  • BASKETBALL WITH SOME FRIENDS
  • 00:08:05.090 --> 00:08:07.030
  • HE MET THIS MAN THAT WAS A
  • 00:08:07.030 --> 00:08:08.050
  • BANKER. HE SHARED HIS STORY
  • 00:08:08.050 --> 00:08:10.040
  • HOW HE WANTED TO START HIS
  • 00:08:10.040 --> 00:08:11.110
  • OWN BUSINESS. OUT OF NOWHERE
  • 00:08:11.110 --> 00:08:13.070
  • THE BANKER SAID, "HEY, I REALLY
  • 00:08:13.070 --> 00:08:14.090
  • LIKE YOU. COME BY MY BANK
  • 00:08:14.090 --> 00:08:15.200
  • TOMORROW AND WE WILL LOAN
  • 00:08:15.200 --> 00:08:17.040
  • YOU THE MONEY." THINGS KEPT
  • 00:08:17.040 --> 00:08:18.250
  • FALLING INTO PLACE. TODAY, MY
  • 00:08:18.250 --> 00:08:20.260
  • FRIEND HAS AN EXTREMELY
  • 00:08:20.260 --> 00:08:22.130
  • SUCCESSFUL LARGE COMPANY.
  • 00:08:22.130 --> 00:08:25.050
  • THEY ARE ONE OF THE LEADERS
  • 00:08:25.050 --> 00:08:26.070
  • IN THAT FIELD. WHAT WAS THAT?
  • 00:08:26.070 --> 00:08:28.090
  • HE CAME INTO A PREPARED
  • 00:08:28.090 --> 00:08:29.090
  • BLESSING.
  • 00:08:29.090 --> 00:08:31.010
  • GOD HAD BEEN GETTING HIS GARDEN
  • 00:08:31.010 --> 00:08:32.020
  • READY, WORKING AT IT, LINING UP
  • 00:08:32.020 --> 00:08:33.110
  • THE RIGHT PEOPLE, PUTTING HIM AT
  • 00:08:33.110 --> 00:08:35.130
  • THE RIGHT PLACE, CAUSING HIM TO
  • 00:08:35.130 --> 00:08:36.290
  • GET GOOD BREAKS. (APPLAUSE)
  • 00:08:36.290 --> 00:08:39.010
  • AFTER YEARS OF BEING FAITHFUL,
  • 00:08:39.010 --> 00:08:40.250
  • GOD SAID, "ALRIGHT, YOUR GARDEN
  • 00:08:40.250 --> 00:08:42.040
  • IS DONE. I'M GOING TO BRING YOU
  • 00:08:42.040 --> 00:08:43.190
  • INTO WHAT I'VE ALREADY
  • 00:08:43.190 --> 00:08:45.080
  • PREPARED, INTO A GOOD LAND,
  • 00:08:45.080 --> 00:08:47.190
  • NOT WHERE YOU'RE CLEANING THE
  • 00:08:47.190 --> 00:08:49.020
  • EQUIPMENT BUT WHERE YOU OWN
  • 00:08:49.020 --> 00:08:50.250
  • THE EQUIPMENT, NOT WHERE YOU'RE
  • 00:08:50.250 --> 00:08:52.130
  • WORKING FOR THE COMPANY BUT
  • 00:08:52.130 --> 00:08:53.260
  • WHERE YOU RUN THE COMPANY."
  • 00:08:53.260 --> 00:08:55.230
  • THAT'S GOD'S DREAM FOR YOUR
  • 00:08:55.230 --> 00:08:57.040
  • LIFE, TO BRING YOU INTO A GARDEN
  • 00:08:57.040 --> 00:08:59.250
  • OF ABUNDANCE, A GARDEN FILLED
  • 00:08:59.250 --> 00:09:02.070
  • WITH FAVOR, WITH OPPORTUNITY,
  • 00:09:02.070 --> 00:09:04.130
  • WITH GOOD HEALTH, WITH GREAT
  • 00:09:04.130 --> 00:09:05.290
  • RELATIONSHIPS. YOU MAY NOT BE
  • 00:09:05.290 --> 00:09:07.200
  • THERE YET BUT DON'T WORRY.
  • 00:09:07.200 --> 00:09:09.250
  • YOUR GARDEN IS ON THE WAY.
  • 00:09:09.250 --> 00:09:11.210
  • DAVID SAID IN PSALM 31, "GOD HAS
  • 00:09:11.210 --> 00:09:14.010
  • BLESSINGS STORED UP FOR THOSE
  • 00:09:14.010 --> 00:09:16.140
  • THAT LOVE THE LORD." THERE ARE
  • 00:09:16.140 --> 00:09:18.070
  • BUSINESSES STORED UP FOR YOU
  • 00:09:18.070 --> 00:09:20.040
  • THAT GOD IS ABOUT TO RELEASE.
  • 00:09:20.040 --> 00:09:22.150
  • THERE IS PROMOTION STORED UP
  • 00:09:22.150 --> 00:09:24.280
  • THAT HAS YOUR NAME ON IT. GOOD
  • 00:09:24.280 --> 00:09:26.020
  • HEALTH STORED UP. A NEW HOUSE
  • 00:09:26.020 --> 00:09:27.200
  • STORED UP. A SPOUSE STORED UP.
  • 00:09:27.290 --> 00:09:30.290
  • BECAUSE YOU LOVE THE LORD,
  • 00:09:30.290 --> 00:09:32.090
  • GOD IS GOING TO BRING YOU INTO
  • 00:09:32.090 --> 00:09:34.060
  • WHAT HE HAS ALREADY PREPARED.
  • 00:09:34.060 --> 00:09:35.260
  • LIKE MY FRIEND, YOU'VE HONORED
  • 00:09:35.260 --> 00:09:37.100
  • GOD. YOU'VE BEEN FAITHFUL.
  • 00:09:37.100 --> 00:09:39.130
  • NOW, YOU'RE NOT GOING TO HAVE
  • 00:09:39.130 --> 00:09:40.250
  • TO GO FIND THE BLESSINGS.
  • 00:09:40.250 --> 00:09:42.110
  • THE BLESSINGS ARE GOING TO FIND
  • 00:09:42.110 --> 00:09:43.240
  • YOU. SOMETHING IS LOOKING FOR
  • 00:09:43.240 --> 00:09:45.220
  • YOU RIGHT NOW, NOT DEFEAT,
  • 00:09:45.220 --> 00:09:47.190
  • NOT LACK, NOT BAD BREAKS.
  • 00:09:47.190 --> 00:09:49.170
  • (APPLAUSE)
  • 00:09:49.170 --> 00:09:50.240
  • FAVOR IS LOOKING FOR YOU.
  • 00:09:50.240 --> 00:09:51.250
  • CONTRACTS ARE LOOKING FOR YOU.
  • 00:09:51.250 --> 00:09:53.030
  • GOOD HEALTH IS LOOKING FOR YOU.
  • 00:09:53.030 --> 00:09:55.000
  • YOU'RE GOING TO COME INTO YOUR
  • 00:09:55.000 --> 00:09:56.060
  • GARDEN, A PREPARED BLESSING,
  • 00:09:56.060 --> 00:09:58.110
  • SOMETHING LIKE YOU'VE NEVER
  • 00:09:58.110 --> 00:09:59.080
  • SEEN.
  • 00:09:59.080 --> 00:10:00.140
  • A PASTOR I KNOW WAS ABOUT TO
  • 00:10:00.140 --> 00:10:01.210
  • BUILD A NEW SANCTUARY. THEY
  • 00:10:01.210 --> 00:10:03.170
  • WERE STARTING TO DRAW THE
  • 00:10:03.170 --> 00:10:05.180
  • PLANS AND RAISE THE FUNDS.
  • 00:10:05.180 --> 00:10:07.000
  • ONE DAY OUT OF THE BLUE THE
  • 00:10:07.000 --> 00:10:08.290
  • MAYOR OF HIS CITY CALLED AND
  • 00:10:08.290 --> 00:10:10.130
  • TOLD HOW THERE WAS A GROUP
  • 00:10:10.130 --> 00:10:11.230
  • THAT BUILT A LARGE BUILDING
  • 00:10:11.230 --> 00:10:13.030
  • FOR A CASINO BUT BEFORE THEY
  • 00:10:13.030 --> 00:10:15.060
  • COULD MOVE IN IT WENT BANKRUPT.
  • 00:10:15.060 --> 00:10:17.140
  • THEY HAD 40 ACRES OF PARKING.
  • 00:10:17.140 --> 00:10:19.050
  • THE BUILDING YOU COULD PUT
  • 00:10:19.050 --> 00:10:20.190
  • FOUR FOOTBALL FIELDS INSIDE.
  • 00:10:20.190 --> 00:10:22.220
  • IT WAS JUST A FEW MILES FROM
  • 00:10:22.220 --> 00:10:23.250
  • HIS CHURCH. THE MAYOR ASKED IF
  • 00:10:23.250 --> 00:10:25.260
  • HE WOULD BE INTERESTED IN
  • 00:10:25.260 --> 00:10:26.280
  • PURCHASING THE FACILITY.
  • 00:10:26.280 --> 00:10:29.080
  • THE PASTOR THOUGHT IT WOULD
  • 00:10:29.080 --> 00:10:30.120
  • COST $40 OR $50 MILLION. IT WAS
  • 00:10:30.120 --> 00:10:31.200
  • BRAND-NEW, STATE-OF-THE-ART.
  • 00:10:31.200 --> 00:10:32.250
  • THE MAYOR SAID, "NO, YOU CAN
  • 00:10:32.250 --> 00:10:34.130
  • PURCHASE IT FOR UNDER
  • 00:10:34.130 --> 00:10:35.210
  • $2 MILLION." A MAN THAT OWNED
  • 00:10:35.210 --> 00:10:37.290
  • A PRODUCTION COMPANY HEARD
  • 00:10:37.290 --> 00:10:39.120
  • THAT THE PASTOR WAS INTERESTED.
  • 00:10:39.120 --> 00:10:41.220
  • HE CALLED AND SAID, "I'VE GOT A
  • 00:10:41.220 --> 00:10:42.240
  • BIG VIDEO SCREEN, 150 FEET WIDE,
  • 00:10:42.250 --> 00:10:45.250
  • USED FOR SPORTS AND CONCERTS.
  • 00:10:45.250 --> 00:10:48.060
  • I PAID $3 MILLION DOLLARS FOR IT
  • 00:10:48.060 --> 00:10:49.280
  • NEW BUT I'LL SELL IT TO YOU FOR
  • 00:10:49.280 --> 00:10:51.060
  • $50.000."
  • 00:10:51.060 --> 00:10:53.010
  • THINGS KEPT FALLING INTO PLACE.
  • 00:10:53.010 --> 00:10:54.140
  • INSTEAD OF HAVING TO BUILD A NEW
  • 00:10:54.140 --> 00:10:55.260
  • SANCTUARY GOD DROPPED A MUCH
  • 00:10:55.260 --> 00:10:58.100
  • BIGGER, BETTER PROPERTY INTO
  • 00:10:58.100 --> 00:10:59.290
  • THEIR HANDS. (APPLAUSE)
  • 00:10:59.290 --> 00:11:01.270
  • THAT WAS A BLESSINGS STORED UP
  • 00:11:01.270 --> 00:11:03.090
  • GOD HAD ALREADY PREPARED AND
  • 00:11:03.090 --> 00:11:05.060
  • AT THE RIGHT TIME GOD RELEASED
  • 00:11:05.060 --> 00:11:06.150
  • IT.
  • 00:11:06.150 --> 00:11:08.120
  • IF YOU COULD SEE WHAT GOD HAS
  • 00:11:08.120 --> 00:11:09.200
  • STORED UP FOR YOU, THE PEOPLE
  • 00:11:09.200 --> 00:11:11.170
  • YOU'RE GOING TO MEET,
  • 00:11:11.170 --> 00:11:12.220
  • THE PLACES YOU GOING TO GO,
  • 00:11:12.220 --> 00:11:14.100
  • THE GOOD BREAKS THAT ARE GOING
  • 00:11:14.100 --> 00:11:15.190
  • TO FIND YOU, YOU WOULD BE
  • 00:11:15.190 --> 00:11:17.060
  • AMAZED. IT'S GOING TO BE THE
  • 00:11:17.060 --> 00:11:18.120
  • SURPASSING GREATNESS OF
  • 00:11:18.120 --> 00:11:19.270
  • GOD'S FAVOR.
  • 00:11:19.270 --> 00:11:22.000
  • BUT TOO OFTEN WE MAKE EXCUSES.
  • 00:11:22.160 --> 00:11:25.160
  • WE COME UP WITH REASONS WHY
  • 00:11:25.160 --> 00:11:26.280
  • THIS IS NOT GOING TO HAPPEN
  • 00:11:26.280 --> 00:11:27.270
  • FOR US. "WELL, JOEL. IT SOUNDS
  • 00:11:27.270 --> 00:11:29.200
  • GOOD TODAY BUT I DON'T HAVE THE
  • 00:11:29.200 --> 00:11:31.110
  • TRAINING, THE TALENT, THE
  • 00:11:31.110 --> 00:11:32.230
  • CONNECTIONS." OR, "I COME FROM
  • 00:11:32.230 --> 00:11:34.250
  • THE WRONG FAMILY. I'M THE WRONG
  • 00:11:34.250 --> 00:11:36.210
  • NATIONALITY. I'M TOO SHORT.
  • 00:11:36.210 --> 00:11:38.120
  • I'LL NEVER COME INTO MY
  • 00:11:38.120 --> 00:11:39.090
  • GARDEN."
  • 00:11:39.090 --> 00:11:40.040
  • NO, GOD IS NOT LIMITED BY YOUR
  • 00:11:40.040 --> 00:11:42.020
  • CIRCUMSTANCES, BY YOUR FAMILY,
  • 00:11:42.020 --> 00:11:44.260
  • BY WHOSE AGAINST YOU.
  • 00:11:44.260 --> 00:11:46.060
  • WHEN GOD BREATHED HIS LIFE
  • 00:11:46.060 --> 00:11:48.010
  • INTO YOU, HE PUT A BLESSING ON
  • 00:11:48.010 --> 00:11:49.240
  • YOU THAT OVERRIDES ANYTHING
  • 00:11:49.240 --> 00:11:51.290
  • THAT COMES AGAINST YOU.
  • 00:11:51.290 --> 00:11:53.290
  • THE BLESSINGS GOD HAS STORED
  • 00:11:53.290 --> 00:11:55.200
  • UP FOR YOU CANNOT BE STOPPED
  • 00:11:55.200 --> 00:11:57.080
  • BY PEOPLE, BY BAD BREAKS,
  • 00:11:57.080 --> 00:11:59.070
  • BY INJUSTICE. GOD HAS THE FINAL
  • 00:11:59.070 --> 00:12:01.180
  • SAY. THE GARDEN HE HAS PREPARED
  • 00:12:01.180 --> 00:12:04.010
  • FOR YOU, HE HAS EVERY INTENTION
  • 00:12:04.010 --> 00:12:06.050
  • OF BRINGING YOU INTO IT.
  • 00:12:06.050 --> 00:12:08.150
  • WE SEE DAVID IN THE SCRIPTURE
  • 00:12:08.150 --> 00:12:09.290
  • AS A POWERFUL KING, A GREAT
  • 00:12:09.290 --> 00:12:11.260
  • LEADER, ONE OF THE HEROES
  • 00:12:11.260 --> 00:12:13.260
  • OF FAITH. BUT DAVID WASN'T
  • 00:12:13.260 --> 00:12:16.060
  • RAISED IN A WEALTHY FAMILY,
  • 00:12:16.060 --> 00:12:18.090
  • AN INFLUENTIAL FAMILY.
  • 00:12:18.090 --> 00:12:20.020
  • HE WASN'T TRAINED TO TAKE THE
  • 00:12:20.020 --> 00:12:21.090
  • THRONE. JUST THE OPPOSITE.
  • 00:12:21.090 --> 00:12:22.160
  • HE CAME FROM A VERY POOR
  • 00:12:22.160 --> 00:12:24.060
  • FAMILY. HE WAS THE EIGHTH SON
  • 00:12:24.060 --> 00:12:26.230
  • OF A MAN NAMED JESSE. HIS
  • 00:12:26.230 --> 00:12:29.060
  • BROTHERS WERE INVOLVED IN THE
  • 00:12:29.060 --> 00:12:30.180
  • MILITARY. THEY HAD SOMEWHAT
  • 00:12:30.180 --> 00:12:32.250
  • SIGNIFICANT POSITIONS.
  • 00:12:32.250 --> 00:12:34.190
  • DAVID'S JOB WAS TO TAKE CARE
  • 00:12:34.190 --> 00:12:36.100
  • OF HIS FATHER'S SHEEP. HE WAS
  • 00:12:36.100 --> 00:12:38.100
  • LOOKED DOWN ON, SEEN AS
  • 00:12:38.100 --> 00:12:39.230
  • SECONDARY. HIS FAMILY THOUGHT,
  • 00:12:39.230 --> 00:12:41.090
  • "OH, THAT'S JUST DAVID. LET'S
  • 00:12:41.090 --> 00:12:42.170
  • STICK HIM OUT IN THE SHEPHERD'S
  • 00:12:42.170 --> 00:12:43.290
  • FIELDS. HE'S NEVER GOING TO
  • 00:12:43.290 --> 00:12:44.280
  • AMOUNT TO MUCH."
  • 00:12:44.280 --> 00:12:46.070
  • IN THE NATURAL, IT DIDN'T LOOK
  • 00:12:46.070 --> 00:12:47.190
  • LIKE DAVID HAD MUCH OF A FUTURE.
  • 00:12:47.190 --> 00:12:49.280
  • HE CAME FROM A LOW INCOME
  • 00:12:49.280 --> 00:12:51.060
  • FAMILY, NO EDUCATION. HIS OWN
  • 00:12:51.060 --> 00:12:53.080
  • FATHER DIDN'T BELIEVE IN HIM.
  • 00:12:53.080 --> 00:12:55.180
  • BUT JUST BECAUSE PEOPLE WRITE
  • 00:12:55.180 --> 00:12:57.160
  • YOU OFF DOESN'T MEAN GOD
  • 00:12:57.160 --> 00:12:59.100
  • WRITES YOU OFF. CIRCUMSTANCES
  • 00:12:59.100 --> 00:13:01.010
  • MAY LOOK LIKE, "YOU'RE STUCK.
  • 00:13:01.010 --> 00:13:02.250
  • TOO BAD. YOU'LL NEVER RISE
  • 00:13:02.250 --> 00:13:03.240
  • HIGHER," BUT THAT DOESN'T
  • 00:13:03.240 --> 00:13:05.120
  • CHANGE WHAT GOD HAS PREPARED
  • 00:13:05.120 --> 00:13:06.290
  • FOR YOU. THE BLESSING GOD PUT
  • 00:13:06.290 --> 00:13:09.090
  • ON YOU WILL OVERRIDE ANY CURSE.
  • 00:13:09.090 --> 00:13:12.090
  • THE BLESSING WILL MAKE UP FOR
  • 00:13:12.090 --> 00:13:13.190
  • WHAT YOU DIDN'T GET, FOR WHO
  • 00:13:13.190 --> 00:13:14.280
  • WAS AGAINST YOU, FOR ANY
  • 00:13:14.280 --> 00:13:16.080
  • DISADVANTAGE. WHAT GOD HAS
  • 00:13:16.080 --> 00:13:18.050
  • PREPARED IS NOT AFFECTED BY
  • 00:13:18.050 --> 00:13:20.180
  • PEOPLE OR CIRCUMSTANCES.
  • 00:13:20.180 --> 00:13:22.130
  • HIS BLESSING WILL CAUSE YOU TO
  • 00:13:22.130 --> 00:13:24.120
  • STEP INTO THE FULLNESS OF YOUR
  • 00:13:24.120 --> 00:13:25.220
  • DESTINY.
  • 00:13:25.220 --> 00:13:27.160
  • ONE DAY THE PROPHET SAMUEL
  • 00:13:27.160 --> 00:13:28.260
  • CAME TO JESSE'S HOUSE TO ANOINT
  • 00:13:28.260 --> 00:13:31.060
  • ONE OF HIS SONS AS THE NEXT
  • 00:13:31.060 --> 00:13:33.130
  • KING OF ISRAEL. SEVEN OF THESE
  • 00:13:33.130 --> 00:13:35.250
  • SONS WERE LINED UP IN THE
  • 00:13:35.250 --> 00:13:37.070
  • HOUSE. SAMUEL HAD HIS BOTTLE
  • 00:13:37.070 --> 00:13:39.190
  • OF OIL. HE WENT DOWN THE ROW
  • 00:13:39.190 --> 00:13:42.040
  • ONE BY ONE. HE GOT TO THE
  • 00:13:42.040 --> 00:13:44.030
  • FIRST SON. SAMUEL TURNED THE
  • 00:13:44.030 --> 00:13:46.040
  • OIL OVER BUT THE OIL WOULD
  • 00:13:46.040 --> 00:13:47.230
  • NOT FLOW. HE KNEW THAT WAS
  • 00:13:47.230 --> 00:13:49.220
  • NOT THE RIGHT ONE. HE WENT
  • 00:13:49.220 --> 00:13:51.250
  • TO THE NEXT SON, TURNED THE
  • 00:13:51.250 --> 00:13:53.020
  • BOTTLE OVER, BUT AGAIN THE OIL
  • 00:13:53.020 --> 00:13:54.230
  • WOULD NOT COME OUT. HE WENT
  • 00:13:54.230 --> 00:13:56.100
  • DOWN THE ROW AGAIN AND AGAIN
  • 00:13:56.100 --> 00:13:58.030
  • AND AGAIN. SAME THING THROUGH
  • 00:13:58.030 --> 00:13:59.120
  • ALL SEVEN SONS. SAMUEL WAS
  • 00:13:59.120 --> 00:14:01.270
  • KIND OF CONFUSED. HE THOUGHT,
  • 00:14:01.270 --> 00:14:03.070
  • "I KNOW GOD SAID IT'S ONE OF
  • 00:14:03.070 --> 00:14:04.260
  • JESSE'S SONS BUT THE OIL JUST
  • 00:14:04.260 --> 00:14:06.180
  • WILL NOT COME OUT." HE SAID,
  • 00:14:06.180 --> 00:14:08.200
  • "JESSE, I DON'T KNOW. MAYBE I
  • 00:14:08.200 --> 00:14:09.270
  • MISSED IT BUT I KNOW IT'S NOT
  • 00:14:09.270 --> 00:14:11.090
  • ANY OF THESE SONS." JESSE SAID,
  • 00:14:11.090 --> 00:14:13.250
  • "WELL, SAMUEL. I DO HAVE ONE
  • 00:14:13.250 --> 00:14:15.160
  • OTHER SON. HIS NAME IS DAVID.
  • 00:14:15.160 --> 00:14:18.050
  • HE'S OUT IN THE SHEPHERDS
  • 00:14:18.050 --> 00:14:19.020
  • FIELDS BUT I KNOW IT'S NOT HIM.
  • 00:14:19.020 --> 00:14:20.220
  • HE IS THE YOUNGEST. HE'S SMALL.
  • 00:14:20.220 --> 00:14:21.240
  • HE'S NEVER GOING TO AMOUNT
  • 00:14:21.240 --> 00:14:23.010
  • TO MUCH." SAMUEL SAID, "BRING
  • 00:14:23.010 --> 00:14:23.290
  • HIM IN." DAVID STOOD BEFORE
  • 00:14:23.290 --> 00:14:25.110
  • HIM. SAMUEL TURNED THE BOTTLE
  • 00:14:25.110 --> 00:14:27.130
  • OVER AND THE OIL BEGAN TO
  • 00:14:27.130 --> 00:14:29.170
  • FLOW AND FLOW AND FLOW.
  • 00:14:29.170 --> 00:14:31.150
  • HE KNEW RIGHT THEN DAVID WAS
  • 00:14:31.150 --> 00:14:32.240
  • THE NEXT KING. (APPLAUSE)
  • 00:14:32.240 --> 00:14:35.060
  • HERE'S MY POINT. YOU DON'T HAVE
  • 00:14:35.060 --> 00:14:36.230
  • TO WORRY ABOUT SOMEBODY ELSE
  • 00:14:36.230 --> 00:14:38.100
  • GETTING YOUR BLESSING. THE OIL
  • 00:14:38.100 --> 00:14:40.110
  • THAT'S BEEN PREPARED FOR YOU
  • 00:14:40.110 --> 00:14:42.010
  • WILL NOT FLOW TO ANYONE ELSE.
  • 00:14:42.010 --> 00:14:44.080
  • WHEN SAMUEL TRIED TO ANOINT
  • 00:14:44.080 --> 00:14:46.050
  • THOSE OTHER SONS THE OIL DEFIED
  • 00:14:46.120 --> 00:14:49.120
  • GRAVITY. I CAN SEE SAMUEL
  • 00:14:49.120 --> 00:14:51.050
  • TURNING THE BOTTLE OVER, EVEN
  • 00:14:51.050 --> 00:14:52.240
  • HITTING THE END, TRYING TO MAKE
  • 00:14:52.240 --> 00:14:54.000
  • IT COME OUT. IT WOULD NOT FLOW
  • 00:14:54.000 --> 00:14:55.220
  • UNTIL IT RECOGNIZED THE PERSON
  • 00:14:55.220 --> 00:14:58.080
  • THAT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE
  • 00:14:58.080 --> 00:14:59.070
  • BLESSED. WHEN IT'S YOUR TIME
  • 00:14:59.070 --> 00:15:01.090
  • TO BE BLESSED, DON'T WORRY,
  • 00:15:01.090 --> 00:15:02.250
  • NOBODY CAN TAKE YOUR BLESSING.
  • 00:15:02.250 --> 00:15:04.230
  • "WELL, JOEL. MY COWORKER GOT
  • 00:15:04.230 --> 00:15:06.140
  • THE PROMOTION I DESERVED.
  • 00:15:06.140 --> 00:15:08.190
  • I WORKED HARDER BUT MY
  • 00:15:08.190 --> 00:15:09.220
  • SUPERVISOR OVERLOOKED ME."
  • 00:15:09.220 --> 00:15:12.020
  • NO, IF YOU DIDN'T GET IT, IT
  • 00:15:12.020 --> 00:15:13.050
  • WASN'T SUPPOSED TO BE YOURS.
  • 00:15:13.050 --> 00:15:15.040
  • YOUR OIL WILL NOT FLOW FOR
  • 00:15:15.040 --> 00:15:16.220
  • ANYONE ELSE. THE BLESSING THAT
  • 00:15:16.220 --> 00:15:18.210
  • BELONGS TO YOU WILL BE YOUR
  • 00:15:18.210 --> 00:15:20.140
  • BLESSING. NOBODY CAN TAKE IT.
  • 00:15:20.140 --> 00:15:22.180
  • THREE YEARS BEFORE THIS
  • 00:15:22.180 --> 00:15:24.100
  • FACILITY BECAME AVAILABLE, THE
  • 00:15:24.100 --> 00:15:26.150
  • HOUSTON ROCKETS BASKETBALL
  • 00:15:26.150 --> 00:15:27.270
  • TEAM TRIED TO MOVE OUT. THERE
  • 00:15:27.270 --> 00:15:29.280
  • WAS A VOTE FOR THE WHOLE CITY
  • 00:15:29.280 --> 00:15:31.080
  • TO APPROVE BUILDING A NEW
  • 00:15:31.080 --> 00:15:32.170
  • BASKETBALL ARENA. IT SEEMED
  • 00:15:32.170 --> 00:15:34.130
  • LIKE A SURE THING. THE ROCKETS
  • 00:15:34.130 --> 00:15:36.110
  • HAD WON CHAMPIONSHIPS.
  • 00:15:36.110 --> 00:15:38.130
  • THERE WAS A NEW SITE FOR A
  • 00:15:38.130 --> 00:15:39.170
  • DOWNTOWN LOCATION. MOST
  • 00:15:39.170 --> 00:15:41.040
  • PEOPLE THOUGHT IT WOULD PASS.
  • 00:15:41.040 --> 00:15:42.280
  • BUT WHEN THE CITIZENS VOTED,
  • 00:15:42.280 --> 00:15:44.200
  • MUCH TO EVERYONE'S SURPRISE,
  • 00:15:44.200 --> 00:15:46.140
  • THEY VOTED NO. THE ROCKETS
  • 00:15:46.140 --> 00:15:48.170
  • COULDN'T MOVE OUT. LOOKING BACK
  • 00:15:48.170 --> 00:15:50.100
  • NOW, I BELIEVE IT'S BECAUSE
  • 00:15:50.100 --> 00:15:52.060
  • GOD KNEW THIS BUILDING WAS
  • 00:15:52.060 --> 00:15:54.090
  • SUPPOSED TO BE FOR LAKEWOOD
  • 00:15:54.090 --> 00:15:55.260
  • AND WE WEREN'T READY AT THAT
  • 00:15:55.260 --> 00:15:57.040
  • TIME. IF THAT VOTE WOULD HAVE
  • 00:15:57.040 --> 00:15:58.270
  • PASSED, THE ROCKETS WOULD
  • 00:15:58.270 --> 00:16:00.290
  • HAVE MOVED OUT. THEY WOULD
  • 00:16:00.290 --> 00:16:02.090
  • HAVE SOLD IT TO SOMEONE ELSE
  • 00:16:02.090 --> 00:16:03.170
  • AND WE WOULDN'T BE HERE TODAY.
  • 00:16:03.170 --> 00:16:05.120
  • WE NEEDED A FEW MORE YEARS SO
  • 00:16:05.120 --> 00:16:06.230
  • GOD MADE SURE THE OIL DID NOT
  • 00:16:06.230 --> 00:16:08.210
  • FLOW. WHAT IS DESTINED TO BE
  • 00:16:08.210 --> 00:16:11.070
  • YOURS NOBODY ELSE CAN HAVE.
  • 00:16:12.000 --> 00:16:15.000
  • THAT HOUSE THAT HAS YOUR NAME
  • 00:16:15.000 --> 00:16:15.280
  • ON IT, YOU'RE YOUR SUPPOSED
  • 00:16:15.280 --> 00:16:17.000
  • TO HAVE, THE OIL IS NOT GOING
  • 00:16:17.000 --> 00:16:18.090
  • TO FLOW TO SOMEONE ELSE.
  • 00:16:18.090 --> 00:16:19.150
  • THAT PROMOTION, THAT CONTRACT,
  • 00:16:19.150 --> 00:16:21.070
  • THAT HUSBAND, THEY HAVE YOUR
  • 00:16:21.070 --> 00:16:23.060
  • NAME ON THEM EXCLUSIVELY.
  • 00:16:23.060 --> 00:16:25.180
  • THAT'S WHY YOU DON'T HAVE TO
  • 00:16:25.180 --> 00:16:26.150
  • WORRY. YOU DON'T HAVE TO GET
  • 00:16:26.150 --> 00:16:27.270
  • ALL UPSET. GOD HAS GOT YOU
  • 00:16:27.270 --> 00:16:30.040
  • COVERED. NOBODY IS GOING TO
  • 00:16:30.060 --> 00:16:33.060
  • GET WHAT BELONGS TO YOU.
  • 00:16:33.060 --> 00:16:34.160
  • WHEN YOU SEE SOMEBODY BEING
  • 00:16:34.160 --> 00:16:35.110
  • BLESSED, THEY GET A BIG
  • 00:16:35.110 --> 00:16:36.250
  • CONTRACT, THEY HAVE A BABY,
  • 00:16:36.250 --> 00:16:38.160
  • THEY MOVE INTO A NEW HOUSE,
  • 00:16:38.160 --> 00:16:39.270
  • DON'T GET JEALOUS AND THINK,
  • 00:16:39.270 --> 00:16:41.230
  • "AH, MAN. I WISH THAT HAPPENED
  • 00:16:41.230 --> 00:16:43.000
  • FOR ME. I GO TO CHURCH MORE
  • 00:16:43.000 --> 00:16:44.190
  • THAN THEY DID." (LAUGHTER)
  • 00:16:44.190 --> 00:16:45.240
  • NO, THAT DOESN'T HAVE YOUR
  • 00:16:45.240 --> 00:16:47.000
  • NAME ON IT. IF IT WAS SUPPOSED
  • 00:16:47.000 --> 00:16:48.190
  • TO BE YOURS, THE OIL WOULD NOT
  • 00:16:48.190 --> 00:16:50.150
  • HAVE FLOWED. YOU CAN BE HAPPY
  • 00:16:50.150 --> 00:16:52.210
  • FOR THEM KNOWING THAT WHAT
  • 00:16:52.210 --> 00:16:54.050
  • GOD HAS FOR YOU WILL BE
  • 00:16:54.050 --> 00:16:56.060
  • BETTER BECAUSE IT'S PREPARED
  • 00:16:56.060 --> 00:16:58.000
  • SPECIFICALLY FOR YOU.
  • 00:16:58.000 --> 00:16:59.280
  • (APPLAUSE)
  • 00:16:59.280 --> 00:17:01.020
  • IF GOD WERE TO GIVE YOU WHAT
  • 00:17:01.020 --> 00:17:03.140
  • SHOULDN'T HAVE BEEN YOURS IT
  • 00:17:03.140 --> 00:17:05.040
  • WOULDN'T BE A BLESSING.
  • 00:17:05.040 --> 00:17:06.240
  • IT WOULD BE A BURDEN. YOU'RE
  • 00:17:06.240 --> 00:17:08.230
  • NOT ANOINTED FOR IT. IT'S NOT
  • 00:17:08.230 --> 00:17:10.070
  • RIGHT FOR YOU. "WELL, JOEL. I
  • 00:17:10.070 --> 00:17:12.110
  • WISH I WAS MARRIED TO VICTORIA.
  • 00:17:12.110 --> 00:17:13.230
  • SHE'S SO BEAUTIFUL." (LAUGHTER)
  • 00:17:13.230 --> 00:17:16.100
  • SHE'S A BLESSING TO ME. SHE
  • 00:17:16.100 --> 00:17:17.230
  • WOULD BE A BURDEN TO YOU.
  • 00:17:17.230 --> 00:17:20.040
  • (LAUGHTER) YOU'RE NOT ANOINTED
  • 00:17:20.040 --> 00:17:21.100
  • FOR HER. (APPLAUSE)
  • 00:17:21.100 --> 00:17:24.040
  • SHE TAKES A MEGA ANOINTING.
  • 00:17:24.040 --> 00:17:25.160
  • (LAUGHTER)
  • 00:17:25.160 --> 00:17:28.070
  • "WELL, JOEL. I WISH I WAS THE
  • 00:17:28.070 --> 00:17:29.100
  • PASTOR OF THAT BIG CHURCH."
  • 00:17:29.100 --> 00:17:30.270
  • IT'S A BLESSING TO ME. IT WOULD
  • 00:17:30.270 --> 00:17:32.100
  • BE A BURDEN FOR YOU. GOD HAS
  • 00:17:32.100 --> 00:17:33.240
  • THE RIGHT PEOPLE LINED UP FOR
  • 00:17:33.240 --> 00:17:35.280
  • YOU, THE RIGHT PROMOTION, THE
  • 00:17:35.280 --> 00:17:37.200
  • RIGHT HUSBAND, THE RIGHT GIFTS,
  • 00:17:37.200 --> 00:17:39.260
  • THE RIGHT BREAKS. (APPLAUSE)
  • 00:17:39.260 --> 00:17:42.060
  • NOBODY CAN TAKE WHAT'S YOURS.
  • 00:17:42.060 --> 00:17:44.030
  • YOUR OIL IS NOT GOING TO FLOW
  • 00:17:44.030 --> 00:17:45.130
  • TO SOMEONE ELSE. SOMETIMES
  • 00:17:45.130 --> 00:17:47.160
  • WHEN WE SEE A PERSON
  • 00:17:47.160 --> 00:17:48.180
  • BLESSED AND THEY GET A BIG
  • 00:17:48.180 --> 00:17:49.220
  • PROMOTION, WE THINK FOR SOME
  • 00:17:49.220 --> 00:17:51.060
  • REASON THEM BEING BLESSED IS
  • 00:17:51.060 --> 00:17:53.100
  • GOING TO STOP GOD FROM DOING
  • 00:17:53.100 --> 00:17:55.020
  • SOMETHING GOOD TO US. KIND OF
  • 00:17:55.020 --> 00:17:57.020
  • LIKE THEY'RE USING UP ALL OF
  • 00:17:57.020 --> 00:17:58.070
  • GOD'S FAVOR. NO, HE HAS AN
  • 00:17:58.070 --> 00:17:59.210
  • UNLIMITED SUPPLY. HE DID IT FOR
  • 00:17:59.210 --> 00:18:01.140
  • THEM. HE CAN DO IT FOR YOU.
  • 00:18:01.140 --> 00:18:02.200
  • (APPLAUSE)
  • 00:18:02.200 --> 00:18:04.010
  • MAYBE YOU'RE SINGLE AND YOU'VE
  • 00:18:04.010 --> 00:18:05.110
  • BEEN BELIEVING TO MEET THE
  • 00:18:05.110 --> 00:18:06.130
  • RIGHT PERSON FOR A LONG TIME.
  • 00:18:06.130 --> 00:18:08.040
  • ONE OF YOUR GOOD FRIENDS
  • 00:18:08.040 --> 00:18:09.050
  • JUST GOT MARRIED. IT WOULD BE
  • 00:18:09.050 --> 00:18:10.210
  • EASY TO BE JEALOUS AND BE
  • 00:18:10.210 --> 00:18:11.290
  • ENVIOUS AND THINK, "AH, MAN.
  • 00:18:11.290 --> 00:18:13.170
  • THAT'S NOT FAIR." NO, TURN IT
  • 00:18:13.170 --> 00:18:14.160
  • AROUND. "GOD, YOU DID IT FOR
  • 00:18:14.160 --> 00:18:16.060
  • THEM. I KNOW YOU CAN DO IT
  • 00:18:16.060 --> 00:18:17.160
  • FOR ME. THAT PERSON THAT HAS
  • 00:18:17.160 --> 00:18:18.290
  • MY NAME ON IT, THEY'RE COMING
  • 00:18:18.290 --> 00:18:20.120
  • IN." YOU DON'T HAVE TO COVET
  • 00:18:20.120 --> 00:18:22.200
  • WHAT SOMEBODY ELSE HAS.
  • 00:18:22.200 --> 00:18:24.170
  • DON'T COVET THEIR SPOUSE, OR
  • 00:18:24.170 --> 00:18:26.200
  • COVET THEIR GIFTS, OR COVET
  • 00:18:26.200 --> 00:18:28.280
  • THEIR PROMOTION, ANYTHING
  • 00:18:28.280 --> 00:18:30.040
  • THEY HAVE. GOD HAS BLESSINGS
  • 00:18:30.040 --> 00:18:32.080
  • SPECIFICALLY PREPARED FOR YOU.
  • 00:18:32.080 --> 00:18:34.190
  • OUR PRAYER SHOULD BE, "GOD,
  • 00:18:34.190 --> 00:18:35.240
  • GIVE ME THE BLESSINGS YOU
  • 00:18:35.240 --> 00:18:37.180
  • HAVE PREPARED, NOT FOR MY
  • 00:18:37.180 --> 00:18:39.040
  • NEIGHBOR, NOT FOR MY COUSIN,
  • 00:18:39.040 --> 00:18:40.210
  • NOT FOR MY COWORKER, BUT GOD,
  • 00:18:40.210 --> 00:18:42.080
  • BRING ME WHAT YOU HAVE
  • 00:18:42.080 --> 00:18:43.240
  • PREPARED FOR ME."
  • 00:18:43.240 --> 00:18:45.120
  • IN THE SCRIPTURE, THE PROPHET
  • 00:18:45.120 --> 00:18:47.060
  • ELIJAH WAS LIVING IN A CERTAIN
  • 00:18:47.060 --> 00:18:48.170
  • CITY. GOD SAID TO HIM, "LEAVE
  • 00:18:48.170 --> 00:18:50.260
  • THIS PLACE AND GO DOWN TO
  • 00:18:50.260 --> 00:18:53.030
  • THE BROOK CHERITH FOR I HAVE
  • 00:18:53.030 --> 00:18:54.220
  • COMMANDED THE RAVENS TO FEED
  • 00:18:54.220 --> 00:18:56.170
  • YOU THERE." WHEN HE GOT TO
  • 00:18:56.170 --> 00:18:58.180
  • THE BROOK EVERY MORNING JUST
  • 00:18:58.180 --> 00:19:00.060
  • LIKE CLOCKWORK THE RAVENS
  • 00:19:00.060 --> 00:19:01.230
  • BROUGHT HIM FOOD. HE HAD HIS
  • 00:19:01.230 --> 00:19:03.150
  • PROVISION; A PREPARED BLESSING.
  • 00:19:03.180 --> 00:19:06.180
  • HERE'S THE KEY. ELIJAH DIDN'T
  • 00:19:06.180 --> 00:19:08.090
  • HAVE TO TRY TO FIND THE RAVENS.
  • 00:19:08.090 --> 00:19:10.290
  • HE JUST HAD TO GET TO WHERE
  • 00:19:10.290 --> 00:19:12.070
  • GOD WANTED HIM TO BE AND
  • 00:19:12.070 --> 00:19:13.270
  • THE RAVENS FOUND HIM.
  • 00:19:13.270 --> 00:19:15.240
  • IN THE SAME WAY, THERE IS A
  • 00:19:15.240 --> 00:19:17.160
  • PLACE WHERE GOD HAS
  • 00:19:17.160 --> 00:19:19.000
  • COMMANDED YOU TO BE BLESSED.
  • 00:19:19.000 --> 00:19:20.260
  • THE RAVENS ARE ALREADY THERE -
  • 00:19:20.260 --> 00:19:22.130
  • YOUR PROVISION, FAVOR,
  • 00:19:22.130 --> 00:19:23.210
  • ABUNDANCE.
  • 00:19:23.210 --> 00:19:25.010
  • THE REAL QUESTION TODAY IS WILL
  • 00:19:25.010 --> 00:19:26.260
  • YOU DO WHAT'S REQUIRED TO GET TO
  • 00:19:26.260 --> 00:19:29.130
  • YOUR PLACE OF BLESSING?
  • 00:19:29.130 --> 00:19:32.110
  • ELIJAH COULD HAVE SAID, "GOD,
  • 00:19:32.110 --> 00:19:33.160
  • I DON'T WANT TO LEAVE. I'M
  • 00:19:33.160 --> 00:19:34.280
  • COMFORTABLE. I LIKE IT HERE. MY
  • 00:19:34.280 --> 00:19:36.030
  • FRIENDS ARE HERE."
  • 00:19:36.030 --> 00:19:37.250
  • BUT IF HE WOULD HAVE STAYED HE
  • 00:19:37.250 --> 00:19:38.290
  • WOULD HAVE MISSED WHERE HE WAS
  • 00:19:38.290 --> 00:19:40.120
  • COMMANDED TO BE BLESSED.
  • 00:19:40.120 --> 00:19:42.210
  • AND SURE, HE COULD HAVE
  • 00:19:42.210 --> 00:19:43.120
  • SURVIVED.
  • 00:19:43.120 --> 00:19:44.070
  • HE COULD HAVE ENDURED.
  • 00:19:44.070 --> 00:19:45.030
  • BUT IF YOU WANT TO SEE GOD'S
  • 00:19:45.030 --> 00:19:46.070
  • BEST YOU'VE GOT TO BE WILLING
  • 00:19:46.070 --> 00:19:47.180
  • TO DO WHAT GOD IS ASKING YOU
  • 00:19:47.180 --> 00:19:49.120
  • TO DO. MAYBE DOWN DEEP YOU
  • 00:19:49.120 --> 00:19:51.210
  • KNOW YOU'RE SUPPOSED TO GET
  • 00:19:51.210 --> 00:19:53.070
  • AWAY FROM SOME FRIENDS THAT
  • 00:19:53.070 --> 00:19:54.200
  • ARE DRAGGING YOU DOWN, A BAD
  • 00:19:54.200 --> 00:19:56.160
  • INFLUENCE, CAUSING YOU TO
  • 00:19:56.160 --> 00:19:57.250
  • COMPROMISE. AS LONG AS YOU
  • 00:19:57.250 --> 00:19:59.190
  • STAY THERE, YOU ARE GOING TO
  • 00:19:59.190 --> 00:20:01.140
  • MISS YOUR PREPARED BLESSING.
  • 00:20:01.140 --> 00:20:03.200
  • "WELL, JOEL. IF I MAKE THESE
  • 00:20:03.200 --> 00:20:04.260
  • CHANGES I WON'T HAVE ANY
  • 00:20:04.260 --> 00:20:06.100
  • FRIENDS. I'LL BE LONELY."
  • 00:20:06.100 --> 00:20:08.060
  • YOU MAY BE LONELY FOR A SEASON
  • 00:20:08.060 --> 00:20:09.290
  • BUT GOD WILL ALWAYS BRING YOU
  • 00:20:09.290 --> 00:20:11.240
  • NEW FRIENDS. PLUS, HE WILL
  • 00:20:11.240 --> 00:20:13.050
  • BRING YOU BETTER FRIENDS.
  • 00:20:13.050 --> 00:20:14.110
  • (APPLAUSE)
  • 00:20:14.110 --> 00:20:15.130
  • IT MAY BE DIFFICULT FOR A
  • 00:20:15.130 --> 00:20:16.150
  • PERIOD OF TIME BUT BEFORE
  • 00:20:16.150 --> 00:20:17.280
  • LONG, YOU WILL COME IN TO
  • 00:20:17.280 --> 00:20:19.190
  • THAT COMMANDED BLESSING,
  • 00:20:19.190 --> 00:20:21.230
  • WHERE THE RAVENS ARE,
  • 00:20:21.230 --> 00:20:22.220
  • GREATER OPPORTUNITIES,
  • 00:20:22.220 --> 00:20:24.070
  • GREATER FULFILLMENT,
  • 00:20:24.070 --> 00:20:25.090
  • GREATER RELATIONSHIPS.
  • 00:20:25.090 --> 00:20:27.100
  • IT MAY NOT BE LEAVING A FRIEND
  • 00:20:27.100 --> 00:20:29.100
  • OR MOVING PHYSICALLY. IT MAY
  • 00:20:29.100 --> 00:20:30.290
  • JUST BE IN YOUR MIND. YOU NEED
  • 00:20:30.290 --> 00:20:33.190
  • TO LEAVE THE NEGATIVE THOUGHTS,
  • 00:20:33.190 --> 00:20:35.140
  • LEAVE THE WORRY, LEAVE THE
  • 00:20:35.140 --> 00:20:36.250
  • FEAR, LEAVE THE DOUBT, LEAVE
  • 00:20:36.250 --> 00:20:38.230
  • THE ANGER, THE RESENTMENT.
  • 00:20:38.230 --> 00:20:40.080
  • GOD HAS A PLACE OF ABUNDANCE
  • 00:20:40.080 --> 00:20:42.220
  • BUT YOU'VE GOT TO BE WILLING
  • 00:20:42.220 --> 00:20:43.200
  • TO LEAVE WHAT HE IS ASKING YOU
  • 00:20:43.200 --> 00:20:45.110
  • TO LEAVE. OR PERHAPS IT COULD
  • 00:20:45.110 --> 00:20:47.200
  • BE FOR YOU, YOU NEED TO LEAVE
  • 00:20:47.200 --> 00:20:49.100
  • YOUR COMFORT ZONE AND TAKE A
  • 00:20:49.100 --> 00:20:51.070
  • STEP OF FAITH. YOU CAN'T PLAY
  • 00:20:51.070 --> 00:20:53.020
  • IT SAFE YOUR WHOLE LIFE AND
  • 00:20:53.020 --> 00:20:55.030
  • EXPECT TO REACH YOUR HIGHEST
  • 00:20:55.030 --> 00:20:56.000
  • POTENTIAL. IS THERE SOMETHING
  • 00:20:56.000 --> 00:20:57.170
  • GOD IS ASKING YOU TO LEAVE?
  • 00:20:57.170 --> 00:21:00.050
  • WHEN MY FATHER WENT TO BE WITH
  • 00:21:00.050 --> 00:21:01.000
  • THE LORD BACK IN 1999 I KNEW
  • 00:21:01.000 --> 00:21:03.120
  • I WAS SUPPOSED TO STEP UP AND
  • 00:21:03.120 --> 00:21:04.290
  • PASTOR THE CHURCH BUT I WAS
  • 00:21:04.290 --> 00:21:06.210
  • COMFORTABLE BEHIND THE SCENES.
  • 00:21:06.210 --> 00:21:08.250
  • I DIDN'T WANT TO GET OUT IN
  • 00:21:08.250 --> 00:21:10.060
  • FRONT OF PEOPLE. I DIDN'T
  • 00:21:10.060 --> 00:21:11.170
  • THINK I KNEW HOW TO MINISTER.
  • 00:21:11.170 --> 00:21:12.280
  • IT WAS MUCH EASIER TO JUST
  • 00:21:12.280 --> 00:21:14.180
  • STAY WHERE I WAS. THE TRUTH IS
  • 00:21:14.180 --> 00:21:16.240
  • THAT WAS MY PLACE OF BLESSING
  • 00:21:16.240 --> 00:21:18.240
  • FOR SEVENTEEN YEARS BUT I'VE
  • 00:21:18.240 --> 00:21:21.000
  • LEARNED GOD LIKES TO DO NEW
  • 00:21:21.000 --> 00:21:22.160
  • THINGS.
  • 00:21:22.160 --> 00:21:24.080
  • AT ONE POINT THE RAVENS QUIT
  • 00:21:24.080 --> 00:21:25.220
  • COMING TO THE BROOK. GOD TOLD
  • 00:21:25.220 --> 00:21:27.250
  • ELIJAH, "LEAVE THE BROOK AND
  • 00:21:27.250 --> 00:21:29.100
  • GO TO THE CITY OF ZAREPHATH.
  • 00:21:29.100 --> 00:21:31.080
  • I HAVE A WIDOW THAT'S GOING TO
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  • TAKE CARE OF YOU."
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  • HIS PLACE OF BLESSING CHANGED.
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  • HE COULD HAVE THOUGHT,
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  • "I KNOW GOD SENT ME TO THIS
  • 00:21:37.110 --> 00:21:38.240
  • BROOK. THESE RAVENS HAVE
  • 00:21:38.240 --> 00:21:40.040
  • FED ME FOR YEARS. I AM NOT
  • 00:21:40.040 --> 00:21:41.070
  • LEAVING." HE WOULD HAVE MISSED
  • 00:21:41.070 --> 00:21:42.240
  • THE NEW THING GOD WANTED TO DO.
  • 00:21:42.240 --> 00:21:45.190
  • YOUR PLACE OF BLESSING CAN
  • 00:21:45.190 --> 00:21:47.020
  • CHANGE. FOR THOSE SEVENTEEN
  • 00:21:47.020 --> 00:21:49.000
  • YEARS BEHIND THE SCENES I WAS
  • 00:21:49.000 --> 00:21:50.130
  • HAPPY, FULFILLED, SEEING GOD'S
  • 00:21:50.130 --> 00:21:52.130
  • FAVOR. BUT WHEN DADDY DIED
  • 00:21:52.130 --> 00:21:54.190
  • I COULD HEAR GOD WHISPERING
  • 00:21:54.190 --> 00:21:56.200
  • IN MY SPIRIT, SAYING, "JOEL,
  • 00:21:56.200 --> 00:21:58.150
  • I'M MOVING YOU FROM BEHIND THE
  • 00:21:58.150 --> 00:21:59.230
  • SCENES TO OUT IN FRONT OF THE
  • 00:21:59.230 --> 00:22:01.130
  • PEOPLE." IT WAS UNCOMFORTABLE.
  • 00:22:01.130 --> 00:22:03.280
  • I DIDN'T LIKE IT. I HAD TO
  • 00:22:03.280 --> 00:22:05.060
  • STRETCH MYSELF. (APPLAUSE)
  • 00:22:05.060 --> 00:22:07.030
  • BUT I STEPPED IN TO A PREPARED
  • 00:22:07.030 --> 00:22:08.160
  • BLESSING, ABUNDANCE, FAVOR,
  • 00:22:08.160 --> 00:22:11.060
  • INFLUENCE, GREATER THAN I EVER
  • 00:22:11.060 --> 00:22:12.240
  • IMAGINED.
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  • DON'T HOLD ON TO THE OLD WHEN
  • 00:22:14.070 --> 00:22:16.090
  • YOU KNOW GOD IS LEADING YOU
  • 00:22:16.090 --> 00:22:18.070
  • SOMEWHERE NEW. BE WILLING TO
  • 00:22:18.070 --> 00:22:20.180
  • TAKE A STEP OF FAITH. GET OUT
  • 00:22:20.180 --> 00:22:22.060
  • OF THAT COMFORT ZONE. DON'T
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  • STAY STUCK IN A POSITION WHERE
  • 00:22:24.040 --> 00:22:25.200
  • YOU HAVEN'T GROWN IN YEARS
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  • AND YEARS. GOD HAS SOME
  • 00:22:27.060 --> 00:22:28.170
  • GREATER THINGS IN FRONT OF
  • 00:22:28.170 --> 00:22:29.250
  • YOU, PREPARED BLESSINGS, BUT
  • 00:22:29.250 --> 00:22:31.250
  • YOU'VE GOT TO BE WILLING TO
  • 00:22:31.250 --> 00:22:32.210
  • STEP INTO IT.
  • 00:22:32.210 --> 00:22:34.160
  • THIS IS WHAT A LADY DID IN
  • 00:22:34.160 --> 00:22:36.030
  • THE SCRIPTURE BY THE NAME OF
  • 00:22:36.030 --> 00:22:37.100
  • RUTH. AFTER HER HUSBAND AND
  • 00:22:37.100 --> 00:22:39.070
  • HIS BROTHER WERE KILLED, HER
  • 00:22:39.070 --> 00:22:41.110
  • MOTHER-IN-LAW, NAOMI, DECIDED
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  • TO MOVE BACK TO HER ORIGINAL
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  • HOMETOWN. SHE DIDN'T HAVE
  • 00:22:45.080 --> 00:22:46.160
  • ANY CONNECTIONS NOW THAT
  • 00:22:46.160 --> 00:22:47.270
  • BOTH OF HER SONS HAD DIED.
  • 00:22:47.270 --> 00:22:49.210
  • SHE TOLD RUTH AND THE OTHER
  • 00:22:49.210 --> 00:22:51.020
  • DAUGHTER-IN-LAW, "DON'T WORRY
  • 00:22:51.020 --> 00:22:52.160
  • ABOUT ME. DO YOUR OWN THING
  • 00:22:52.160 --> 00:22:54.110
  • BUT I'M GOING TO GO BACK TO
  • 00:22:54.110 --> 00:22:55.150
  • MY ORIGINAL HOMETOWN."
  • 00:22:55.150 --> 00:22:57.150
  • THE OTHER DAUGHTER-IN-LAW LEFT
  • 00:22:57.150 --> 00:22:59.130
  • BUT RUTH KNEW DEEP DOWN SHE
  • 00:22:59.130 --> 00:23:01.180
  • WAS SUPPOSED TO GO WITH NAOMI
  • 00:23:01.180 --> 00:23:02.060
  • AND HELP TAKE CARE OF HER.
  • 00:23:02.230 --> 00:23:05.230
  • NAOMI WAS AN OLDER WOMAN.
  • 00:23:05.230 --> 00:23:07.150
  • SO RUTH MOVED TO NAOMI'S
  • 00:23:07.150 --> 00:23:08.250
  • HOMETOWN. THEY LIVED TOGETHER.
  • 00:23:08.250 --> 00:23:10.060
  • EVERY MORNING RUTH WOULD GO OUT
  • 00:23:10.060 --> 00:23:12.120
  • INTO THE FIELDS AND PICK UP THE
  • 00:23:12.120 --> 00:23:14.100
  • LEFTOVER WHEAT THAT THE
  • 00:23:14.100 --> 00:23:15.240
  • WORKERS HAD MISSED. THAT'S HOW
  • 00:23:15.240 --> 00:23:17.170
  • THEY SURVIVED.
  • 00:23:17.170 --> 00:23:19.050
  • ONE DAY THE OWNER OF THE FIELD
  • 00:23:19.050 --> 00:23:20.290
  • SAW RUTH. HE DIDN'T KNOW WHO
  • 00:23:20.290 --> 00:23:22.220
  • SHE WAS BUT HE TOLD HIS
  • 00:23:22.220 --> 00:23:24.100
  • WORKERS TO LEAVE WHEAT ON
  • 00:23:24.100 --> 00:23:26.140
  • THE GROUND ON PURPOSE FOR
  • 00:23:26.140 --> 00:23:28.120
  • RUTH. NOW WHEN SHE WENT OUT,
  • 00:23:28.120 --> 00:23:30.210
  • THE WHEAT WAS ALREADY THERE
  • 00:23:30.210 --> 00:23:32.180
  • WAITING FOR HER; A PREPARED
  • 00:23:32.180 --> 00:23:34.050
  • BLESSING. LATER, THAT OWNER
  • 00:23:34.050 --> 00:23:36.240
  • ENDED UP MARRYING RUTH.
  • 00:23:36.240 --> 00:23:39.040
  • NOW RUTH DIDN'T HAVE TO WORK
  • 00:23:39.040 --> 00:23:40.100
  • IN THE FIELD ANYMORE. SHE
  • 00:23:40.100 --> 00:23:41.180
  • OWNED THE FIELD. HERE'S WHAT
  • 00:23:41.180 --> 00:23:43.040
  • I'M SAYING. WHEN YOU DO WHAT
  • 00:23:43.040 --> 00:23:45.020
  • GOD ASKS YOU TO DO, YOU MOVE
  • 00:23:45.020 --> 00:23:47.050
  • WHEN HE ASKS YOU TO MOVE.
  • 00:23:47.050 --> 00:23:48.250
  • YOU'RE WILLING TO GET OUT OF
  • 00:23:48.250 --> 00:23:49.180
  • YOUR COMFORT ZONE. WHEN YOU
  • 00:23:49.180 --> 00:23:50.260
  • GET TO YOUR PLACE OF BLESSING
  • 00:23:50.260 --> 00:23:53.020
  • GOD WILL SPEAK TO PEOPLE TO
  • 00:23:53.020 --> 00:23:55.100
  • BE GOOD TO YOU THAT HAVE NEVER
  • 00:23:55.100 --> 00:23:56.240
  • EVEN MET YOU. HE WILL COMMAND
  • 00:23:56.240 --> 00:23:58.190
  • HIS RAVENS TO FEED YOU.
  • 00:23:58.190 --> 00:24:00.210
  • IN OTHER WORDS, GOOD BREAKS
  • 00:24:00.210 --> 00:24:02.050
  • WILL FIND YOU. PROVISION,
  • 00:24:02.050 --> 00:24:04.030
  • DIVINE CONNECTIONS, SUPPLY.
  • 00:24:04.030 --> 00:24:07.020
  • WHEN YOU'RE IN THAT PLACE
  • 00:24:07.020 --> 00:24:08.010
  • WHERE YOU'RE COMMANDED TO
  • 00:24:08.010 --> 00:24:09.010
  • BE BLESSED YOU WON'T BE ABLE
  • 00:24:09.010 --> 00:24:10.290
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  • 00:24:10.290 --> 00:24:12.020
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  • 00:24:12.020 --> 00:24:13.200
  • FRIENDS, THERE IS A GARDEN
  • 00:24:13.200 --> 00:24:15.070
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  • 00:24:15.070 --> 00:24:17.020
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  • 00:24:17.020 --> 00:24:19.050
  • HE HAS PUT RESOURCES IN IT,
  • 00:24:19.050 --> 00:24:20.250
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  • 00:24:20.250 --> 00:24:22.260
  • RIGHT FRIENDS. YOU NEED TO
  • 00:24:22.260 --> 00:24:24.220
  • GET READY. GOD IS ABOUT TO
  • 00:24:24.220 --> 00:24:26.060
  • BRING YOU INTO WHAT HE HAS
  • 00:24:26.060 --> 00:24:27.290
  • ALREADY FINISHED FOR YOU.
  • 00:24:27.290 --> 00:24:29.230
  • IT HAS YOUR NAME ON IT. IT'S
  • 00:24:29.230 --> 00:24:31.120
  • GOING TO BE BIGGER, BETTER,
  • 00:24:31.120 --> 00:24:32.290
  • MORE REWARDING THAN YOU EVER
  • 00:24:32.290 --> 00:24:34.080
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  • 00:24:35.280 --> 00:24:37.190
  • TO DO. BE WILLING TO LEAVE
  • 00:24:37.190 --> 00:24:39.250
  • WHEN HE ASKS YOU TO LEAVE.
  • 00:24:39.250 --> 00:24:41.120
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  • 00:24:44.210 --> 00:24:46.270
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  • 00:24:52.240 --> 00:24:54.090
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