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August 14, 2020
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Joel and Victoria Osteen's message of unconditional love and unending hope reaches everyone across the world.

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  • - JOEL OSTEEN: WELL,
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  • - JOEL OSTEEN: WELL,GOD BLESS YOU.
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  • GOD BLESS YOU.IT'S A JOY TO COME INTO YOUR
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  • IT'S A JOY TO COME INTO YOURHOMES, AND IF YOU'RE EVER IN
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  • HOMES, AND IF YOU'RE EVER INOUR AREA, PLEASE STOP BY
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  • OUR AREA, PLEASE STOP BYAND BE A PART OF ONE
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  • AND BE A PART OF ONEOF OUR SERVICES.
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  • OF OUR SERVICES.I PROMISE YOU WE'LL MAKE YOU
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  • I PROMISE YOU WE'LL MAKE YOUFEEL RIGHT AT HOME.
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  • FEEL RIGHT AT HOME.I LIKE TO START WITH
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  • I LIKE TO START WITHSOMETHING FUNNY, AND I HEARD
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  • SOMETHING FUNNY, AND I HEARDABOUT THIS AIRPLANE
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  • ABOUT THIS AIRPLANETHAT WAS ABOUT TO CRASH.
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  • THAT WAS ABOUT TO CRASH.THERE WERE FOUR PASSENGERS
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  • THERE WERE FOUR PASSENGERSBUT ONLY THREE PARACHUTES.
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  • BUT ONLY THREE PARACHUTES.FIRST PASSENGER SAID,
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  • FIRST PASSENGER SAID,"I'M A LEADING HEART SURGEON.
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  • "I'M A LEADING HEART SURGEON.MY PATIENTS NEED ME."
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  • MY PATIENTS NEED ME."TOOK THE FIRST PARACHUTE
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  • TOOK THE FIRST PARACHUTEAND JUMPED.
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  • AND JUMPED.SECOND PASSENGER SAID, "I'M
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  • SECOND PASSENGER SAID, "I'MA ROCKET SCIENTIST, ONE
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  • A ROCKET SCIENTIST, ONEOF THE SMARTEST MEN ALIVE.
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  • OF THE SMARTEST MEN ALIVE.MY COUNTRY NEEDS ME."
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  • MY COUNTRY NEEDS ME."TOOK THE SECOND PARACHUTE
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  • TOOK THE SECOND PARACHUTEAND JUMPED.
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  • AND JUMPED.THE THIRD PASSENGER,
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  • THE THIRD PASSENGER,POPE JOHN PAUL, SAID
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  • POPE JOHN PAUL, SAIDTO THE FOURTH PASSENGER,
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  • TO THE FOURTH PASSENGER,A TEN-YEAR-OLD BOY SCOUT,
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  • A TEN-YEAR-OLD BOY SCOUT,"SON, I'M OLD AND FRAIL.
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  • "SON, I'M OLD AND FRAIL.I DON'T HAVE MUCH TIME LEFT.
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  • I DON'T HAVE MUCH TIME LEFT.YOU CAN HAVE THE LAST
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  • YOU CAN HAVE THE LASTPARACHUTE."
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  • PARACHUTE."THE BOY SCOUT SAID, "SIR,
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  • THE BOY SCOUT SAID, "SIR,DON'T WORRY, THERE'S STILL
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  • DON'T WORRY, THERE'S STILLTWO PARACHUTES LEFT.
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  • TWO PARACHUTES LEFT.THE SMARTEST MAN ALIVE,
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  • THE SMARTEST MAN ALIVE,HE JUST JUMPED OUT
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  • HE JUST JUMPED OUTWITH MY BACKPACK."
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  • WITH MY BACKPACK."SAY IT LIKE YOU MEAN IT, THIS
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  • SAY IT LIKE YOU MEAN IT, THISIS MY BIBLE, I AM WHAT IT
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  • IS MY BIBLE, I AM WHAT ITSAYS I AM, I HAVE WHAT IT
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  • SAYS I AM, I HAVE WHAT ITSAYS I HAVE, I CAN DO WHAT IT
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  • SAYS I HAVE, I CAN DO WHAT ITSAYS I CAN DO.
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  • SAYS I CAN DO.TODAY, I WILL BE TAUGHT
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  • TODAY, I WILL BE TAUGHTTHE WORD OF GOD.
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  • THE WORD OF GOD.I BOLDLY CONFESS MY MIND IS
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  • I BOLDLY CONFESS MY MIND ISALERT, MY HEART IS RECEPTIVE.
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  • ALERT, MY HEART IS RECEPTIVE.I WILL NEVER BE THE SAME
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  • I WILL NEVER BE THE SAMEIN JESUS'S NAME.
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  • IN JESUS'S NAME.GOD BLESS YOU.
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  • GOD BLESS YOU.I WANT TO TALK TO YOU TODAY
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  • I WANT TO TALK TO YOU TODAYABOUT PULLED STRINGS.
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  • ABOUT PULLED STRINGS.IT'S EASY TO GO THROUGH LIFE
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  • IT'S EASY TO GO THROUGH LIFEWONDERING HOW THINGS ARE
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  • WONDERING HOW THINGS AREGOING TO WORK OUT, HOPING
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  • GOING TO WORK OUT, HOPINGWE MAKE RIGHT DECISIONS,
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  • WE MAKE RIGHT DECISIONS,STRESSED OVER OUR FINANCES,
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  • STRESSED OVER OUR FINANCES,OR CONCERNED ABOUT A CHILD.
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  • OR CONCERNED ABOUT A CHILD.BUT YOU DON'T HAVE TO WORRY
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  • BUT YOU DON'T HAVE TO WORRYABOUT YOUR FUTURE.
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  • ABOUT YOUR FUTURE.YOUR LIFE HAS BEEN DIVINELY
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  • YOUR LIFE HAS BEEN DIVINELYORCHESTRATED.
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  • ORCHESTRATED.GOD HAS DETERMINED THE END
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  • GOD HAS DETERMINED THE ENDFROM THE BEGINNING.
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  • FROM THE BEGINNING.HE'S ALREADY LAID OUT
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  • HE'S ALREADY LAID OUTYOUR PLAN, DRAWN UP
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  • YOUR PLAN, DRAWN UPYOUR BLUEPRINT.
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  • YOUR BLUEPRINT.HE KNOWS EVERYTHING THAT'S
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  • HE KNOWS EVERYTHING THAT'SGOING TO HAPPEN, AND THE
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  • GOING TO HAPPEN, AND THESCRIPTURE SAYS GOD WORKS ALL
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  • SCRIPTURE SAYS GOD WORKS ALLTHINGS ACCORDING TO HIS WILL.
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  • THINGS ACCORDING TO HIS WILL.IT'S NOT ACCORDING TO WHO
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  • IT'S NOT ACCORDING TO WHOLIKES YOU, ACCORDING TO WHAT
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  • LIKES YOU, ACCORDING TO WHATFAMILY YOU COME FROM,
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  • FAMILY YOU COME FROM,ACCORDING TO EVEN HOW MANY
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  • ACCORDING TO EVEN HOW MANYMISTAKES YOU'VE MADE.
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  • MISTAKES YOU'VE MADE.IT'S ACCORDING TO HIS WILL.
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  • IT'S ACCORDING TO HIS WILL.HE IS WORKING BEHIND THE
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  • HE IS WORKING BEHIND THESCENES NOT ONLY DIRECTING
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  • SCENES NOT ONLY DIRECTINGYOUR STEPS, BUT HE'S
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  • YOUR STEPS, BUT HE'SDIRECTING THE STEPS OF THE
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  • DIRECTING THE STEPS OF THEPEOPLE YOU NEED.
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  • PEOPLE YOU NEED.HE'S NOT JUST IN CONTROL
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  • HE'S NOT JUST IN CONTROLOF YOU, HE'S IN CONTROL
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  • OF YOU, HE'S IN CONTROLOF YOUR CIRCUMSTANCES.
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  • OF YOUR CIRCUMSTANCES.NOTHING RANDOMLY HAPPENS.
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  • NOTHING RANDOMLY HAPPENS.YOU'RE NOT AT THE MERCY
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  • YOU'RE NOT AT THE MERCYOF BAD BREAKS.
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  • OF BAD BREAKS.YOU DON'T HAVE TO GET UPSET
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  • YOU DON'T HAVE TO GET UPSETBECAUSE A DOOR CLOSED, GIVE
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  • BECAUSE A DOOR CLOSED, GIVEUP ON A DREAM BECAUSE YOU
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  • UP ON A DREAM BECAUSE YOUWENT THROUGH A LOSS.
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  • WENT THROUGH A LOSS.GOD KNEW ABOUT IT.
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  • GOD KNEW ABOUT IT.HE WOULDN'T HAVE ALLOWED
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  • HE WOULDN'T HAVE ALLOWEDIT IF IT WASN'T
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  • IT IF IT WASN'TON YOUR BLUEPRINT.
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  • ON YOUR BLUEPRINT.WE MAY NOT LIKE IT, WE DON'T
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  • WE MAY NOT LIKE IT, WE DON'TUNDERSTAND IT, BUT GOD KNOWS
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  • UNDERSTAND IT, BUT GOD KNOWSWHAT HE'S DOING.
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  • WHAT HE'S DOING.IT'S NOT KEEPING YOU FROM
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  • IT'S NOT KEEPING YOU FROMYOUR PURPOSE, IT'S LEADING
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  • YOUR PURPOSE, IT'S LEADINGYOU TO YOUR PURPOSE, AND
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  • YOU TO YOUR PURPOSE, ANDSOMETIMES, THE REASON GOD
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  • SOMETIMES, THE REASON GODCLOSES A DOOR IS BECAUSE HE'S
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  • CLOSES A DOOR IS BECAUSE HE'SABOUT TO OPEN A BIGGER DOOR.
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  • ABOUT TO OPEN A BIGGER DOOR.WHERE WE WERE WAS TOO SMALL.
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  • WHERE WE WERE WAS TOO SMALL.WE COULDN'T SEE IT,
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  • WE COULDN'T SEE IT,WE WERE HAPPY.
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  • WE WERE HAPPY.BUT GOD LOVES YOU TOO MUCH
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  • BUT GOD LOVES YOU TOO MUCHTO LET YOU MISS YOUR DESTINY.
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  • TO LET YOU MISS YOUR DESTINY.HIS DREAM FOR YOUR LIFE IS
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  • HIS DREAM FOR YOUR LIFE ISBIGGER THAN YOUR OWN.
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  • BIGGER THAN YOUR OWN.THAT FRIEND THAT LEFT YOU,
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  • THAT FRIEND THAT LEFT YOU,THEY DIDN'T WALK AWAY
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  • THEY DIDN'T WALK AWAYON THEIR OWN ACCORD.
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  • ON THEIR OWN ACCORD.GOD DIRECTED THEIR STEPS.
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  • GOD DIRECTED THEIR STEPS.HE MOVED THEM AWAY BECAUSE
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  • HE MOVED THEM AWAY BECAUSETHEY WERE LIMITING
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  • THEY WERE LIMITINGYOUR GROWTH.
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  • YOUR GROWTH.THEY WOULD HAVE KEPT YOU
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  • THEY WOULD HAVE KEPT YOUFROM BECOMING WHO YOU WERE
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  • FROM BECOMING WHO YOU WERECREATED TO BE.
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  • CREATED TO BE.WHEN YOU KNOW YOUR LIFE IS
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  • WHEN YOU KNOW YOUR LIFE ISDIVINELY ORCHESTRATED,
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  • DIVINELY ORCHESTRATED,THAT NOTHING HAPPENS WITHOUT
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  • THAT NOTHING HAPPENS WITHOUTGOD'S PERMISSION,
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  • GOD'S PERMISSION,THEN YOU DON'T GET
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  • THEN YOU DON'T GETDISCOURAGED WHEN THINGS
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  • DISCOURAGED WHEN THINGSDON'T GO YOUR WAY.
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  • DON'T GO YOUR WAY.YOU KNOW GOD IS AT WORK,
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  • YOU KNOW GOD IS AT WORK,CONTROLLING, MANIPULATING,
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  • CONTROLLING, MANIPULATING,ARRANGING THINGS ACCORDING
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  • ARRANGING THINGS ACCORDINGTO HIS WILL.
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  • TO HIS WILL.NOW, THIS TAKES FAITH BECAUSE
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  • NOW, THIS TAKES FAITH BECAUSEWE CAN'T SEE THE BLUEPRINT.
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  • WE CAN'T SEE THE BLUEPRINT.WE DON'T KNOW WHAT GOD
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  • WE DON'T KNOW WHAT GODIS UP TO.
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  • IS UP TO.HIS WAYS ARE NOT OUR WAYS.
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  • HIS WAYS ARE NOT OUR WAYS.ALL WE KNOW IS THE DOOR
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  • ALL WE KNOW IS THE DOORCLOSED, IT WASN'T FAIR,
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  • CLOSED, IT WASN'T FAIR,IT SET US BACK.
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  • IT SET US BACK.WHAT WE CAN'T SEE IS REALLY
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  • WHAT WE CAN'T SEE IS REALLYIT'S SETTING US UP FOR
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  • IT'S SETTING US UP FORSOMETHING BETTER.
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  • SOMETHING BETTER.OR WE WERE GOING ALONG, BEING
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  • OR WE WERE GOING ALONG, BEINGOUR BEST, HONORING GOD.
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  • OUR BEST, HONORING GOD.OUT OF NOWHERE, A PROMOTION,
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  • OUT OF NOWHERE, A PROMOTION,A GOOD BREAK, A CONTRACT
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  • A GOOD BREAK, A CONTRACTTHAT CATAPULTS US AHEAD.
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  • THAT CATAPULTS US AHEAD.WE DIDN'T SEE IT COMING,
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  • WE DIDN'T SEE IT COMING,BUT GOD DID.
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  • BUT GOD DID.IT WAS ON THE BLUEPRINT.
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  • IT WAS ON THE BLUEPRINT.YOU HAVE NO IDEA WHAT GOD HAS
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  • YOU HAVE NO IDEA WHAT GOD HASIN YOUR FUTURE, THE DOORS
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  • IN YOUR FUTURE, THE DOORSHE'S GOING TO OPEN, THE
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  • HE'S GOING TO OPEN, THEPEOPLE HE'S GOING TO BRING,
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  • PEOPLE HE'S GOING TO BRING,THE PLACES HE'S GOING TO TAKE
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  • THE PLACES HE'S GOING TO TAKEYOU, AND IT MAY SEEM LIKE
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  • YOU, AND IT MAY SEEM LIKEYOU'VE REACHED YOUR LIMITS,
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  • YOU'VE REACHED YOUR LIMITS,YOU COULD NEVER ACCOMPLISH A
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  • YOU COULD NEVER ACCOMPLISH ADREAM, NEVER GET OUT OF DEBT,
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  • DREAM, NEVER GET OUT OF DEBT,NEVER MEET THE RIGHT PERSON.
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  • NEVER MEET THE RIGHT PERSON.YOU DON'T KNOW
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  • YOU DON'T KNOWWHAT GOD IS UP TO.
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  • WHAT GOD IS UP TO.IF HE SHOWED YOU THE
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  • IF HE SHOWED YOU THEBLUEPRINT, IF YOU COULD SEE
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  • BLUEPRINT, IF YOU COULD SEEINTO YOUR FUTURE, IT WOULD
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  • INTO YOUR FUTURE, IT WOULDAMAZE YOU, AND THE GOOD NEWS
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  • AMAZE YOU, AND THE GOOD NEWSIS GOD IS WORKING IT OUT.
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  • IS GOD IS WORKING IT OUT.YOU DON'T HAVE TO DO THIS
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  • YOU DON'T HAVE TO DO THISJUST IN YOUR OWN STRENGTH,
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  • JUST IN YOUR OWN STRENGTH,TRY TO MANIPULATE PEOPLE,
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  • TRY TO MANIPULATE PEOPLE,MANIPULATE CIRCUMSTANCES.
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  • MANIPULATE CIRCUMSTANCES.YOU HAVE SOMEONE MANIPULATING
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  • YOU HAVE SOMEONE MANIPULATINGTHINGS FOR YOU.
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  • THINGS FOR YOU.IT JUST SO HAPPENS HE
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  • IT JUST SO HAPPENS HECONTROLS THE UNIVERSE.
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  • CONTROLS THE UNIVERSE.WHY ARE YOU WORRIED?
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  • WHY ARE YOU WORRIED?WHY ARE YOU LIVING STRESSED?
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  • WHY ARE YOU LIVING STRESSED?THE MOST HIGH GOD IS
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  • THE MOST HIGH GOD ISDIRECTING YOUR STEPS,
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  • DIRECTING YOUR STEPS,MOVING THE WRONG PEOPLE
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  • MOVING THE WRONG PEOPLEOUT OF THE WAY,
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  • OUT OF THE WAY,LINING UP THE BREAKS
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  • LINING UP THE BREAKSYOU NEED, TURNING NEGATIVE
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  • YOU NEED, TURNING NEGATIVESITUATIONS AROUND.
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  • SITUATIONS AROUND.YOU DON'T HAVE TO WORRY,
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  • YOU DON'T HAVE TO WORRY,IT'S ON THE BLUEPRINT.
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  • IT'S ON THE BLUEPRINT.JEREMIAH SAID GOD'S PLANS FOR
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  • JEREMIAH SAID GOD'S PLANS FORYOU ARE FOR GOOD, TO BRING
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  • YOU ARE FOR GOOD, TO BRINGYOU TO AN EXPECTED END.
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  • YOU TO AN EXPECTED END.YOU ARE NOT GOING TO COME
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  • YOU ARE NOT GOING TO COMETO A RANDOM END.
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  • TO A RANDOM END.GOD IS NOT UP IN THE HEAVENS
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  • GOD IS NOT UP IN THE HEAVENSTHINKING, "I WONDER
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  • THINKING, "I WONDERWHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN
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  • WHAT'S GOING TO HAPPENIN THEIR LIFE?"
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  • IN THEIR LIFE?"GOD HAS ALREADY ESTABLISHED
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  • GOD HAS ALREADY ESTABLISHEDYOUR END.
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  • YOUR END.YOUR STEPS ARE BEING ORDERED.
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  • YOUR STEPS ARE BEING ORDERED.YOU ARE AT THE RIGHT PLACE
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  • YOU ARE AT THE RIGHT PLACEAT THE RIGHT TIME.
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  • AT THE RIGHT TIME.EVERYTHING IS ON SCHEDULE.
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  • EVERYTHING IS ON SCHEDULE.ALL THE DETAILS ARE COMING
  • 00:05:35.525 --> 00:05:37.326
  • ALL THE DETAILS ARE COMINGTOGETHER, AND THINGS MAY
  • 00:05:37.326 --> 00:05:38.428
  • TOGETHER, AND THINGS MAYHAVE HAPPENED THAT YOU
  • 00:05:38.428 --> 00:05:39.529
  • HAVE HAPPENED THAT YOUDON'T UNDERSTAND.
  • 00:05:39.529 --> 00:05:40.696
  • DON'T UNDERSTAND.STAY IN FAITH,
  • 00:05:40.696 --> 00:05:42.398
  • STAY IN FAITH,IT'S ON THE PLANS.
  • 00:05:42.398 --> 00:05:44.400
  • IT'S ON THE PLANS.IT MAY NOT MAKE SENSE NOW,
  • 00:05:44.400 --> 00:05:46.169
  • IT MAY NOT MAKE SENSE NOW,BUT WHEN IT COMES TOGETHER,
  • 00:05:46.169 --> 00:05:47.637
  • BUT WHEN IT COMES TOGETHER,IT WILL MAKE SENSE.
  • 00:05:47.637 --> 00:05:50.306
  • IT WILL MAKE SENSE.HIS PLAN IS IN PROCESS.
  • 00:05:50.306 --> 00:05:51.107
  • HIS PLAN IS IN PROCESS.YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE
  • 00:05:51.107 --> 00:05:52.775
  • YOU DON'T HAVE TO BEFRUSTRATED BECAUSE IT'S NOT
  • 00:05:52.775 --> 00:05:54.777
  • FRUSTRATED BECAUSE IT'S NOTHAPPENING FAST ENOUGH, GET
  • 00:05:54.777 --> 00:05:56.012
  • HAPPENING FAST ENOUGH, GETUPSET BECAUSE SOMEBODY
  • 00:05:56.012 --> 00:05:57.447
  • UPSET BECAUSE SOMEBODYDID YOU WRONG.
  • 00:05:57.447 --> 00:05:59.081
  • DID YOU WRONG.THE GOD WHO BREATHED LIFE
  • 00:05:59.081 --> 00:06:01.050
  • THE GOD WHO BREATHED LIFEINTO YOU HAS NOT ONLY
  • 00:06:01.050 --> 00:06:03.052
  • INTO YOU HAS NOT ONLYESTABLISHED YOUR END, BUT HE
  • 00:06:03.052 --> 00:06:04.687
  • ESTABLISHED YOUR END, BUT HEIS WORKING ALL THINGS
  • 00:06:04.687 --> 00:06:06.622
  • IS WORKING ALL THINGSACCORDING TO HIS WILL.
  • 00:06:06.622 --> 00:06:08.357
  • ACCORDING TO HIS WILL.WHEN I WAS A LITTLE BOY, MY
  • 00:06:08.357 --> 00:06:09.826
  • WHEN I WAS A LITTLE BOY, MYFATHER WOULD TRAVEL OVERSEAS
  • 00:06:09.826 --> 00:06:10.893
  • FATHER WOULD TRAVEL OVERSEASFOR A COUPLE OF WEEKS
  • 00:06:10.893 --> 00:06:12.895
  • FOR A COUPLE OF WEEKSAT A TIME TO MINISTER.
  • 00:06:12.895 --> 00:06:14.430
  • AT A TIME TO MINISTER.WHEN HE RETURNED HOME, MY
  • 00:06:14.430 --> 00:06:16.165
  • WHEN HE RETURNED HOME, MYSIBLINGS AND I WERE ALWAYS SO
  • 00:06:16.165 --> 00:06:18.868
  • SIBLINGS AND I WERE ALWAYS SOEXCITED TO SEE HIM, NOT JUST
  • 00:06:18.868 --> 00:06:20.536
  • EXCITED TO SEE HIM, NOT JUSTBECAUSE WE MISSED HIM, BUT
  • 00:06:20.536 --> 00:06:21.971
  • BECAUSE WE MISSED HIM, BUTBECAUSE HE ALWAYS BROUGHT US
  • 00:06:21.971 --> 00:06:23.439
  • BECAUSE HE ALWAYS BROUGHT USA GIFT, SOMETHING FROM
  • 00:06:23.439 --> 00:06:24.774
  • A GIFT, SOMETHING FROMTHAT COUNTRY.
  • 00:06:24.774 --> 00:06:26.008
  • THAT COUNTRY.ONE TRIP, HE OPENED HIS
  • 00:06:26.008 --> 00:06:27.810
  • ONE TRIP, HE OPENED HISSUITCASE AND HE HANDED ME
  • 00:06:27.810 --> 00:06:28.978
  • SUITCASE AND HE HANDED MEA PUPPET.
  • 00:06:28.978 --> 00:06:30.847
  • A PUPPET.IT WAS A COWBOY MADE OUT OF
  • 00:06:30.847 --> 00:06:32.849
  • IT WAS A COWBOY MADE OUT OFWOOD, HAD TWO GLOVES WHERE
  • 00:06:32.849 --> 00:06:34.283
  • WOOD, HAD TWO GLOVES WHEREYOU COULD PUT YOUR FINGERS,
  • 00:06:34.283 --> 00:06:35.518
  • YOU COULD PUT YOUR FINGERS,ALL THESE STRINGS WERE
  • 00:06:35.518 --> 00:06:36.853
  • ALL THESE STRINGS WEREATTACHED TO DIFFERENT PARTS
  • 00:06:36.853 --> 00:06:37.854
  • ATTACHED TO DIFFERENT PARTSOF THE PUPPET.
  • 00:06:37.854 --> 00:06:38.688
  • OF THE PUPPET.I COULD MOVE MY LITTLE
  • 00:06:38.688 --> 00:06:40.756
  • I COULD MOVE MY LITTLEFINGER, MADE THE PUPPET WAVE,
  • 00:06:40.756 --> 00:06:42.191
  • FINGER, MADE THE PUPPET WAVE,OR MAKE ANOTHER FINGER AND
  • 00:06:42.191 --> 00:06:43.693
  • OR MAKE ANOTHER FINGER ANDCAUSE HIM TO SHAKE HIS HAND.
  • 00:06:43.693 --> 00:06:44.694
  • CAUSE HIM TO SHAKE HIS HAND.MOVE THEM ALL TOGETHER,
  • 00:06:44.694 --> 00:06:46.162
  • MOVE THEM ALL TOGETHER,MAKE HIM RUN, MAKE HIM DANCE,
  • 00:06:46.162 --> 00:06:47.463
  • MAKE HIM RUN, MAKE HIM DANCE,MAKE HIM LIE DOWN.
  • 00:06:47.463 --> 00:06:49.265
  • MAKE HIM LIE DOWN.I LOVED THIS PUPPET.
  • 00:06:49.265 --> 00:06:50.700
  • I LOVED THIS PUPPET.I WOULD PUT ON PUPPET SHOWS
  • 00:06:50.700 --> 00:06:52.368
  • I WOULD PUT ON PUPPET SHOWSFOR MY LITTLE SISTER.
  • 00:06:52.368 --> 00:06:54.003
  • FOR MY LITTLE SISTER.I WAS BEHIND THE CURTAIN,
  • 00:06:54.003 --> 00:06:54.804
  • I WAS BEHIND THE CURTAIN,HIDDEN.
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  • HIDDEN.ALL SHE COULD SEE WAS
  • 00:06:55.638 --> 00:06:56.606
  • ALL SHE COULD SEE WASTHE PUPPET.
  • 00:06:56.606 --> 00:06:57.607
  • THE PUPPET.SHE WOULD LAUGH WHEN
  • 00:06:57.607 --> 00:06:59.609
  • SHE WOULD LAUGH WHENTHE PUPPET DANCED AND WAVE
  • 00:06:59.609 --> 00:07:01.177
  • THE PUPPET DANCED AND WAVEWHEN THE PUPPET WAVED.
  • 00:07:01.177 --> 00:07:02.778
  • WHEN THE PUPPET WAVED.SHE WAS SO ENGROSSED IN THE
  • 00:07:02.778 --> 00:07:05.448
  • SHE WAS SO ENGROSSED IN THESHOW, SHE WOULD FORGET I WAS
  • 00:07:05.448 --> 00:07:07.316
  • SHOW, SHE WOULD FORGET I WASPULLING THE STRINGS, I WAS
  • 00:07:07.316 --> 00:07:08.484
  • PULLING THE STRINGS, I WASTHE ONE ORCHESTRATING
  • 00:07:08.484 --> 00:07:09.285
  • THE ONE ORCHESTRATINGHIS EVERY MOVE.
  • 00:07:09.285 --> 00:07:12.021
  • HIS EVERY MOVE.IN THE SAME WAY, YOU'RE NOT
  • 00:07:12.021 --> 00:07:13.556
  • IN THE SAME WAY, YOU'RE NOTDOING LIFE ON YOUR OWN.
  • 00:07:13.556 --> 00:07:15.591
  • DOING LIFE ON YOUR OWN.GOD IS BEHIND THE SCENES,
  • 00:07:15.591 --> 00:07:17.059
  • GOD IS BEHIND THE SCENES,PULLING THE STRINGS,
  • 00:07:17.059 --> 00:07:18.327
  • PULLING THE STRINGS,ORCHESTRATING YOUR STEPS.
  • 00:07:18.327 --> 00:07:20.930
  • ORCHESTRATING YOUR STEPS.SOMETIMES WE THINK WE GOT TO
  • 00:07:20.930 --> 00:07:23.065
  • SOMETIMES WE THINK WE GOT TOWHERE WE ARE BY OURSELVES,
  • 00:07:23.065 --> 00:07:24.433
  • WHERE WE ARE BY OURSELVES,OUR TALENT, OUR STRENGTH,
  • 00:07:24.433 --> 00:07:25.968
  • OUR TALENT, OUR STRENGTH,OUR DETERMINATION.
  • 00:07:25.968 --> 00:07:27.937
  • OUR DETERMINATION.WE DON'T REALIZE GOD HAS BEEN
  • 00:07:27.937 --> 00:07:29.205
  • WE DON'T REALIZE GOD HAS BEENPULLING STRINGS OUR WHOLE
  • 00:07:29.205 --> 00:07:31.407
  • PULLING STRINGS OUR WHOLELIFE, BRINGING TALENT OUT,
  • 00:07:31.407 --> 00:07:32.341
  • LIFE, BRINGING TALENT OUT,GIVING US ABILITY,
  • 00:07:32.341 --> 00:07:34.277
  • GIVING US ABILITY,CAUSING US TO SHINE.
  • 00:07:34.277 --> 00:07:35.611
  • CAUSING US TO SHINE.WHEN WE WERE TIRED, HE PULLED
  • 00:07:35.611 --> 00:07:37.547
  • WHEN WE WERE TIRED, HE PULLEDA STRING AND LIFTED US.
  • 00:07:37.547 --> 00:07:38.614
  • A STRING AND LIFTED US.WHEN WE FELT LIKE QUITTING,
  • 00:07:38.614 --> 00:07:39.582
  • WHEN WE FELT LIKE QUITTING,HE PULLED A STRING
  • 00:07:39.582 --> 00:07:41.350
  • HE PULLED A STRINGAND CAUSED US TO TRY AGAIN.
  • 00:07:41.350 --> 00:07:41.984
  • AND CAUSED US TO TRY AGAIN.WHEN WE DIDN'T HAVE
  • 00:07:41.984 --> 00:07:43.119
  • WHEN WE DIDN'T HAVETHE TRAINING, HE PULLED US
  • 00:07:43.119 --> 00:07:44.186
  • THE TRAINING, HE PULLED USA STRING AND GAVE US THE
  • 00:07:44.186 --> 00:07:45.688
  • A STRING AND GAVE US THEPOSITION, AND WHEN WE'RE
  • 00:07:45.688 --> 00:07:47.590
  • POSITION, AND WHEN WE'RETEMPTED TO TAKE THE CREDIT,
  • 00:07:47.590 --> 00:07:49.292
  • TEMPTED TO TAKE THE CREDIT,THINK WE DID IT ON OUR OWN,
  • 00:07:49.292 --> 00:07:50.426
  • THINK WE DID IT ON OUR OWN,IT'S GOOD TO LOOK UP AND SAY,
  • 00:07:50.426 --> 00:07:51.694
  • IT'S GOOD TO LOOK UP AND SAY,"FATHER, THANK YOU
  • 00:07:51.694 --> 00:07:53.229
  • "FATHER, THANK YOUFOR PULLING STRINGS.
  • 00:07:53.229 --> 00:07:55.164
  • FOR PULLING STRINGS.I REALIZE YOU'RE GIVING ME
  • 00:07:55.164 --> 00:07:56.532
  • I REALIZE YOU'RE GIVING MESTRENGTH.
  • 00:07:56.532 --> 00:07:58.100
  • STRENGTH.YOU'RE MAKING ME DANCE.
  • 00:07:58.100 --> 00:07:59.702
  • YOU'RE MAKING ME DANCE.YOU'RE CAUSING ME TO SHINE."
  • 00:07:59.702 --> 00:08:01.671
  • YOU'RE CAUSING ME TO SHINE."THE GREAT THING ABOUT GOD IS
  • 00:08:01.671 --> 00:08:03.239
  • THE GREAT THING ABOUT GOD ISHE DOESN'T JUST HAVE A STRING
  • 00:08:03.239 --> 00:08:05.474
  • HE DOESN'T JUST HAVE A STRINGON YOU, HE HAS A STRING ON
  • 00:08:05.474 --> 00:08:07.577
  • ON YOU, HE HAS A STRING ONALL OF YOUR CIRCUMSTANCES.
  • 00:08:07.577 --> 00:08:09.078
  • ALL OF YOUR CIRCUMSTANCES.LIKE IN A PUPPET SHOW,
  • 00:08:09.078 --> 00:08:09.745
  • LIKE IN A PUPPET SHOW,THERE'S A STRING
  • 00:08:09.745 --> 00:08:10.813
  • THERE'S A STRINGON THE CURTAIN,
  • 00:08:10.813 --> 00:08:12.081
  • ON THE CURTAIN,A STRING ON THE DOOR,
  • 00:08:12.081 --> 00:08:13.616
  • A STRING ON THE DOOR,A STRING ON THE TABLE.
  • 00:08:13.616 --> 00:08:15.418
  • A STRING ON THE TABLE.THE PERSON RUNNING THE SHOW
  • 00:08:15.418 --> 00:08:17.019
  • THE PERSON RUNNING THE SHOWCAN CONTROL EVERYTHING ON
  • 00:08:17.019 --> 00:08:18.287
  • CAN CONTROL EVERYTHING ONTHE STAGE.
  • 00:08:18.287 --> 00:08:19.121
  • THE STAGE.THAT'S THE WAY IT IS
  • 00:08:19.121 --> 00:08:20.122
  • THAT'S THE WAY IT ISWITH GOD.
  • 00:08:20.122 --> 00:08:21.757
  • WITH GOD.HE HAS A STRING ON ALL YOUR
  • 00:08:21.757 --> 00:08:24.193
  • HE HAS A STRING ON ALL YOURPROPS, A STRING ON EVERYTHING
  • 00:08:24.193 --> 00:08:25.795
  • PROPS, A STRING ON EVERYTHINGYOU NEED, AND WHEN IT'S YOUR
  • 00:08:25.795 --> 00:08:27.263
  • YOU NEED, AND WHEN IT'S YOURTIME TO SHINE, GOD HAS
  • 00:08:27.263 --> 00:08:28.497
  • TIME TO SHINE, GOD HASA STRING ON THE CURTAIN.
  • 00:08:28.497 --> 00:08:29.665
  • A STRING ON THE CURTAIN.HE'LL OPEN THAT DOOR AND
  • 00:08:29.665 --> 00:08:30.967
  • HE'LL OPEN THAT DOOR ANDTHERE YOU ARE.
  • 00:08:30.967 --> 00:08:32.134
  • THERE YOU ARE.WHEN HE'S READY FOR YOU TO BE
  • 00:08:32.134 --> 00:08:33.869
  • WHEN HE'S READY FOR YOU TO BEPROMOTED, HE HAS A STRING
  • 00:08:33.869 --> 00:08:34.971
  • PROMOTED, HE HAS A STRINGON THAT PROMOTION.
  • 00:08:34.971 --> 00:08:36.505
  • ON THAT PROMOTION.HE'LL BRING IT TO YOU.
  • 00:08:36.505 --> 00:08:37.473
  • HE'LL BRING IT TO YOU.YOU'RE NOT FEELING WELL,
  • 00:08:37.473 --> 00:08:39.408
  • YOU'RE NOT FEELING WELL,DON'T WORRY, GOD HAS A STRING
  • 00:08:39.408 --> 00:08:41.077
  • DON'T WORRY, GOD HAS A STRINGON YOUR HEALING.
  • 00:08:41.077 --> 00:08:41.978
  • ON YOUR HEALING.YOU'VE HEARD THAT PHRASE
  • 00:08:41.978 --> 00:08:43.980
  • YOU'VE HEARD THAT PHRASE"NO STRINGS ATTACHED?"
  • 00:08:43.980 --> 00:08:45.114
  • "NO STRINGS ATTACHED?"WITH GOD, IT'S JUST
  • 00:08:45.114 --> 00:08:45.948
  • WITH GOD, IT'S JUSTTHE OPPOSITE.
  • 00:08:45.948 --> 00:08:48.084
  • THE OPPOSITE.HE HAS A STRING ON EVERYTHING
  • 00:08:48.084 --> 00:08:49.218
  • HE HAS A STRING ON EVERYTHINGON YOUR STAGE.
  • 00:08:49.218 --> 00:08:49.885
  • ON YOUR STAGE.HOW DID YOU GET
  • 00:08:49.885 --> 00:08:50.620
  • HOW DID YOU GETTO WHERE YOU ARE?
  • 00:08:50.620 --> 00:08:51.787
  • TO WHERE YOU ARE?IT'S VERY SIMPLE,
  • 00:08:51.787 --> 00:08:53.689
  • IT'S VERY SIMPLE,GOD PULLED THE STRINGS.
  • 00:08:53.689 --> 00:08:55.524
  • GOD PULLED THE STRINGS.HOW DID MY FATHER RISE OUT OF
  • 00:08:55.524 --> 00:08:57.793
  • HOW DID MY FATHER RISE OUT OFPOVERTY, NO FUTURE TO SPEAK
  • 00:08:57.793 --> 00:09:00.329
  • POVERTY, NO FUTURE TO SPEAKOF, VERY LITTLE EDUCATION,
  • 00:09:00.329 --> 00:09:01.764
  • OF, VERY LITTLE EDUCATION,YET HE WAS ABLE TO LEAVE THAT
  • 00:09:01.764 --> 00:09:03.733
  • YET HE WAS ABLE TO LEAVE THATLIMITED ENVIRONMENT, GO ON
  • 00:09:03.733 --> 00:09:05.101
  • LIMITED ENVIRONMENT, GO ONTO PASTOR GREAT CHURCHES
  • 00:09:05.101 --> 00:09:06.936
  • TO PASTOR GREAT CHURCHESAND LIVE AN ABUNDANT LIFE?
  • 00:09:06.936 --> 00:09:08.971
  • AND LIVE AN ABUNDANT LIFE?GOD PULLED THE STRINGS.
  • 00:09:08.971 --> 00:09:09.839
  • GOD PULLED THE STRINGS.THERE WAS NO WAY
  • 00:09:09.839 --> 00:09:11.140
  • THERE WAS NO WAYIN THE NATURAL.
  • 00:09:11.140 --> 00:09:12.108
  • IN THE NATURAL.ALL THE ODDS WERE
  • 00:09:12.108 --> 00:09:13.442
  • ALL THE ODDS WEREAGAINST HIM.
  • 00:09:13.442 --> 00:09:14.910
  • AGAINST HIM.BUT THE ONE WHO CONTROLS
  • 00:09:14.910 --> 00:09:17.146
  • BUT THE ONE WHO CONTROLSYOUR STRINGS IS NOT LIMITED
  • 00:09:17.146 --> 00:09:18.247
  • YOUR STRINGS IS NOT LIMITEDBY THE NATURAL.
  • 00:09:18.247 --> 00:09:19.749
  • BY THE NATURAL.HE'S SUPERNATURAL.
  • 00:09:19.749 --> 00:09:21.083
  • HE'S SUPERNATURAL.YOU CAN'T SEE HIM.
  • 00:09:21.083 --> 00:09:22.718
  • YOU CAN'T SEE HIM.HE'S BEHIND THE SCENES, BUT
  • 00:09:22.718 --> 00:09:24.120
  • HE'S BEHIND THE SCENES, BUTHE'S WORKING ALL THINGS
  • 00:09:24.120 --> 00:09:26.055
  • HE'S WORKING ALL THINGSACCORDING TO HIS WILL.
  • 00:09:26.055 --> 00:09:27.857
  • ACCORDING TO HIS WILL.WHEN GOD IS READY TO PROMOTE
  • 00:09:27.857 --> 00:09:29.291
  • WHEN GOD IS READY TO PROMOTEYOU, HE DOESN'T CHECK
  • 00:09:29.291 --> 00:09:30.793
  • YOU, HE DOESN'T CHECKWITH YOUR BOSS.
  • 00:09:30.793 --> 00:09:31.927
  • WITH YOUR BOSS.HE DOESN'T GET APPROVAL
  • 00:09:31.927 --> 00:09:33.129
  • HE DOESN'T GET APPROVALFROM YOUR FAMILY.
  • 00:09:33.129 --> 00:09:34.230
  • FROM YOUR FAMILY.HE DOESN'T TAKE A VOTE
  • 00:09:34.230 --> 00:09:35.264
  • HE DOESN'T TAKE A VOTEFROM YOUR CRITICS.
  • 00:09:35.264 --> 00:09:37.667
  • FROM YOUR CRITICS.HE SIMPLY PULLS THE STRINGS.
  • 00:09:37.667 --> 00:09:40.236
  • HE SIMPLY PULLS THE STRINGS.HE CONTROLS WHAT DOORS OPEN.
  • 00:09:40.236 --> 00:09:41.771
  • HE CONTROLS WHAT DOORS OPEN.HE CONTROLS WHAT BREAKS
  • 00:09:41.771 --> 00:09:43.372
  • HE CONTROLS WHAT BREAKSCOME YOUR WAY.
  • 00:09:43.372 --> 00:09:44.540
  • COME YOUR WAY.DON'T BE DISCOURAGED BY YOUR
  • 00:09:44.540 --> 00:09:46.208
  • DON'T BE DISCOURAGED BY YOURBOSS, GOD HAS A STRING
  • 00:09:46.208 --> 00:09:47.777
  • BOSS, GOD HAS A STRINGON YOUR BOSS.
  • 00:09:47.777 --> 00:09:49.011
  • ON YOUR BOSS.DON'T LOSE SLEEP OVER THOSE
  • 00:09:49.011 --> 00:09:50.479
  • DON'T LOSE SLEEP OVER THOSEPEOPLE WHO ARE AGAINST YOU.
  • 00:09:50.479 --> 00:09:52.181
  • PEOPLE WHO ARE AGAINST YOU.GOD HAS A STRING ON
  • 00:09:52.181 --> 00:09:53.983
  • GOD HAS A STRING ONWHO'S TRYING TO STOP YOU.
  • 00:09:53.983 --> 00:09:55.284
  • WHO'S TRYING TO STOP YOU.WHEN IT'S TIME, HE'LL PULL
  • 00:09:55.284 --> 00:09:56.485
  • WHEN IT'S TIME, HE'LL PULLTHAT STRING, MOVE THEM
  • 00:09:56.485 --> 00:09:57.753
  • THAT STRING, MOVE THEMOUT OF THE WAY.
  • 00:09:57.753 --> 00:09:58.554
  • OUT OF THE WAY.YOU DON'T HAVE TO LIVE
  • 00:09:58.554 --> 00:10:00.089
  • YOU DON'T HAVE TO LIVESTRESSED OUT BECAUSE YOU HAVE
  • 00:10:00.089 --> 00:10:01.424
  • STRESSED OUT BECAUSE YOU HAVEOPPOSITION AND THINGS
  • 00:10:01.424 --> 00:10:02.892
  • OPPOSITION AND THINGSHAVEN'T WORKED OUT.
  • 00:10:02.892 --> 00:10:04.560
  • HAVEN'T WORKED OUT.YOU'RE STILL CONNECTED.
  • 00:10:04.560 --> 00:10:06.562
  • YOU'RE STILL CONNECTED.GOD HAS A STRING ON YOU
  • 00:10:06.562 --> 00:10:07.530
  • GOD HAS A STRING ON YOUAND EVERYTHING THAT'S
  • 00:10:07.530 --> 00:10:08.964
  • AND EVERYTHING THAT'SAFFECTING YOU.
  • 00:10:08.964 --> 00:10:10.466
  • AFFECTING YOU.THE PSALMIST SAID, "GOD'S
  • 00:10:10.466 --> 00:10:12.201
  • THE PSALMIST SAID, "GOD'SHAND IS OUTSTRETCHED
  • 00:10:12.201 --> 00:10:13.769
  • HAND IS OUTSTRETCHEDTOWARD YOU."
  • 00:10:13.769 --> 00:10:14.704
  • TOWARD YOU."WHEN YOU'RE TEMPTED TO GET
  • 00:10:14.704 --> 00:10:16.372
  • WHEN YOU'RE TEMPTED TO GETDISCOURAGED, THINK IT'S NEVER
  • 00:10:16.372 --> 00:10:17.640
  • DISCOURAGED, THINK IT'S NEVERGOING TO WORK OUT, JUST
  • 00:10:17.640 --> 00:10:19.275
  • GOING TO WORK OUT, JUSTIMAGINE GOD'S HAND
  • 00:10:19.275 --> 00:10:20.643
  • IMAGINE GOD'S HANDOUTSTRETCHED ABOVE YOU,
  • 00:10:20.643 --> 00:10:22.011
  • OUTSTRETCHED ABOVE YOU,PULLING STRINGS,
  • 00:10:22.011 --> 00:10:23.379
  • PULLING STRINGS,DIRECTING YOUR STEPS,
  • 00:10:23.379 --> 00:10:25.347
  • DIRECTING YOUR STEPS,ORCHESTRATING YOUR LIFE.
  • 00:10:25.347 --> 00:10:26.816
  • ORCHESTRATING YOUR LIFE.HE NOT ONLY HAS A STRING
  • 00:10:26.816 --> 00:10:28.718
  • HE NOT ONLY HAS A STRINGON YOU, HE HAS A STRING
  • 00:10:28.718 --> 00:10:30.319
  • ON YOU, HE HAS A STRINGON YOUR FINANCES.
  • 00:10:30.319 --> 00:10:31.587
  • ON YOUR FINANCES.HE HAS A STRING ON YOUR
  • 00:10:31.587 --> 00:10:34.123
  • HE HAS A STRING ON YOUROPPORTUNITIES, ON YOUR HOUSE,
  • 00:10:34.123 --> 00:10:35.458
  • OPPORTUNITIES, ON YOUR HOUSE,ON YOUR HEALTH, ON YOUR
  • 00:10:35.458 --> 00:10:37.393
  • ON YOUR HEALTH, ON YOURFAMILY, ON YOUR PROMOTION.
  • 00:10:37.393 --> 00:10:39.195
  • FAMILY, ON YOUR PROMOTION.GET READY, GOD IS ABOUT
  • 00:10:39.195 --> 00:10:40.763
  • GET READY, GOD IS ABOUTTO PULL SOME STRINGS.
  • 00:10:40.763 --> 00:10:41.964
  • TO PULL SOME STRINGS.HE'S ABOUT TO MAKE THINGS
  • 00:10:41.964 --> 00:10:42.732
  • HE'S ABOUT TO MAKE THINGSHAPPEN THAT YOU
  • 00:10:42.732 --> 00:10:44.266
  • HAPPEN THAT YOUCOULDN'T MAKE HAPPEN.
  • 00:10:44.266 --> 00:10:45.768
  • COULDN'T MAKE HAPPEN.YOU DIDN'T SEE IT COMING.
  • 00:10:45.768 --> 00:10:47.069
  • YOU DIDN'T SEE IT COMING.THE OPPOSITION WAS BIGGER,
  • 00:10:47.069 --> 00:10:49.205
  • THE OPPOSITION WAS BIGGER,BUT GOD PULLED A STRING AND
  • 00:10:49.205 --> 00:10:51.107
  • BUT GOD PULLED A STRING ANDYOU CAME OUT WITH A VICTORY.
  • 00:10:51.107 --> 00:10:52.007
  • YOU CAME OUT WITH A VICTORY.THE MEDICAL REPORT
  • 00:10:52.007 --> 00:10:52.975
  • THE MEDICAL REPORTDIDN'T LOOK GOOD.
  • 00:10:52.975 --> 00:10:54.510
  • DIDN'T LOOK GOOD.GOD PULLED A STRING, NOW
  • 00:10:54.510 --> 00:10:56.378
  • GOD PULLED A STRING, NOWYOU'RE HEALTHY AND WHOLE.
  • 00:10:56.378 --> 00:10:57.346
  • YOU'RE HEALTHY AND WHOLE.THE SCHOOL SAID THEY HAD
  • 00:10:57.346 --> 00:10:58.581
  • THE SCHOOL SAID THEY HADNO MORE FUNDS.
  • 00:10:58.581 --> 00:11:00.282
  • NO MORE FUNDS.GOD PULLED A STRING AND YOU
  • 00:11:00.282 --> 00:11:02.017
  • GOD PULLED A STRING AND YOURECEIVED A SCHOLARSHIP.
  • 00:11:02.017 --> 00:11:03.152
  • RECEIVED A SCHOLARSHIP.YOU'D BEEN LONELY A LONG
  • 00:11:03.152 --> 00:11:04.920
  • YOU'D BEEN LONELY A LONGTIME, GOD PULLED A STRING,
  • 00:11:04.920 --> 00:11:06.722
  • TIME, GOD PULLED A STRING,BROUGHT A DIVINE CONNECTION.
  • 00:11:06.722 --> 00:11:08.424
  • BROUGHT A DIVINE CONNECTION.THE STRING PULLER IS ABOUT
  • 00:11:08.424 --> 00:11:10.359
  • THE STRING PULLER IS ABOUTTO SHOW OUT IN YOUR LIFE.
  • 00:11:10.359 --> 00:11:11.327
  • TO SHOW OUT IN YOUR LIFE.YOU'RE GOING TO LOOK BACK
  • 00:11:11.327 --> 00:11:12.895
  • YOU'RE GOING TO LOOK BACKAND SAY, LIKE ME, "HOW DID I
  • 00:11:12.895 --> 00:11:14.130
  • AND SAY, LIKE ME, "HOW DID IGET UP HERE?
  • 00:11:14.130 --> 00:11:15.631
  • GET UP HERE?I DIDN'T HAVE THE TRAINING,
  • 00:11:15.631 --> 00:11:16.699
  • I DIDN'T HAVE THE TRAINING,THE EXPERIENCE.
  • 00:11:16.699 --> 00:11:18.434
  • THE EXPERIENCE.I WASN'T NEXT IN LINE."
  • 00:11:18.434 --> 00:11:20.269
  • I WASN'T NEXT IN LINE."GOD PULLED MY STRINGS.
  • 00:11:20.269 --> 00:11:21.637
  • GOD PULLED MY STRINGS.HE BROUGHT ABILITY OUT OF ME
  • 00:11:21.637 --> 00:11:23.439
  • HE BROUGHT ABILITY OUT OF METHAT I DIDN'T KNOW I HAD.
  • 00:11:23.439 --> 00:11:25.141
  • THAT I DIDN'T KNOW I HAD.YOU SEE ME UP HERE SPEAKING,
  • 00:11:25.141 --> 00:11:26.976
  • YOU SEE ME UP HERE SPEAKING,MOVING MY HANDS.
  • 00:11:26.976 --> 00:11:28.277
  • MOVING MY HANDS.I KNOW IT'S THE STRING
  • 00:11:28.277 --> 00:11:29.645
  • I KNOW IT'S THE STRINGPULLER, GOD WORKING
  • 00:11:29.645 --> 00:11:31.247
  • PULLER, GOD WORKINGOUT HIS PURPOSE.
  • 00:11:31.247 --> 00:11:32.481
  • OUT HIS PURPOSE.HOW DID I MEET VICTORIA?
  • 00:11:32.481 --> 00:11:34.950
  • HOW DID I MEET VICTORIA?GOD PULLED SOME STRINGS.
  • 00:11:34.950 --> 00:11:36.318
  • GOD PULLED SOME STRINGS.WHEN I NEEDED A BATTERY FOR
  • 00:11:36.318 --> 00:11:38.354
  • WHEN I NEEDED A BATTERY FORMY WATCH, I COULD HAVE CHOSEN
  • 00:11:38.354 --> 00:11:39.855
  • MY WATCH, I COULD HAVE CHOSENANY JEWELRY STORE.
  • 00:11:39.855 --> 00:11:40.623
  • ANY JEWELRY STORE.THERE ARE HUNDREDS
  • 00:11:40.623 --> 00:11:42.324
  • THERE ARE HUNDREDSIN HOUSTON, BUT I JUST SO
  • 00:11:42.324 --> 00:11:43.893
  • IN HOUSTON, BUT I JUST SOHAPPENED TO WALK INTO HER
  • 00:11:43.893 --> 00:11:45.861
  • HAPPENED TO WALK INTO HERMOTHER'S JEWELRY STORE, AND
  • 00:11:45.861 --> 00:11:47.596
  • MOTHER'S JEWELRY STORE, ANDTHERE WAS VICTORIA WAITING
  • 00:11:47.596 --> 00:11:48.931
  • THERE WAS VICTORIA WAITINGFOR ME WITH OPEN ARMS.
  • 00:11:48.931 --> 00:11:52.701
  • FOR ME WITH OPEN ARMS.GOD PULLED MY STRING,
  • 00:11:52.701 --> 00:11:53.769
  • GOD PULLED MY STRING,BUT I HAD TO HELP GOD
  • 00:11:53.769 --> 00:11:55.971
  • BUT I HAD TO HELP GODPULL HER STRING.
  • 00:11:55.971 --> 00:11:56.972
  • PULL HER STRING.WHAT AM I SAYING?
  • 00:11:56.972 --> 00:11:59.308
  • WHAT AM I SAYING?NOTHING RANDOMLY HAPPENS.
  • 00:11:59.308 --> 00:12:02.044
  • NOTHING RANDOMLY HAPPENS.YOUR STEPS ARE BEING ORDERED.
  • 00:12:02.044 --> 00:12:03.679
  • YOUR STEPS ARE BEING ORDERED.I TALKED TO A LADY, HER SON
  • 00:12:03.679 --> 00:12:05.014
  • I TALKED TO A LADY, HER SONWAS IN A SPECIAL PROGRAM
  • 00:12:05.014 --> 00:12:06.382
  • WAS IN A SPECIAL PROGRAMIN HIGH SCHOOL THAT WAS
  • 00:12:06.382 --> 00:12:07.216
  • IN HIGH SCHOOL THAT WASA PART OF A VERY
  • 00:12:07.216 --> 00:12:09.084
  • A PART OF A VERYPRESTIGIOUS UNIVERSITY.
  • 00:12:09.084 --> 00:12:10.619
  • PRESTIGIOUS UNIVERSITY.IF HE DID WELL, THERE WAS
  • 00:12:10.619 --> 00:12:11.720
  • IF HE DID WELL, THERE WASA CHANCE HE WOULD RECEIVE
  • 00:12:11.720 --> 00:12:13.055
  • A CHANCE HE WOULD RECEIVEA SCHOLARSHIP.
  • 00:12:13.055 --> 00:12:14.323
  • A SCHOLARSHIP.BUT HIS FATHER CAME DOWN
  • 00:12:14.323 --> 00:12:15.524
  • BUT HIS FATHER CAME DOWNWITH AN ILLNESS.
  • 00:12:15.524 --> 00:12:17.426
  • WITH AN ILLNESS.HE WAS SO DISTRACTED THAT HIS
  • 00:12:17.426 --> 00:12:19.094
  • HE WAS SO DISTRACTED THAT HISGRADES DROPPED, AND HE WAS
  • 00:12:19.094 --> 00:12:20.095
  • GRADES DROPPED, AND HE WASNORMALLY AN EXCELLENT
  • 00:12:20.095 --> 00:12:21.197
  • NORMALLY AN EXCELLENTSTUDENT, AT THE TOP OF HIS
  • 00:12:21.197 --> 00:12:22.832
  • STUDENT, AT THE TOP OF HISCLASS, BUT NOW HE WAS IN
  • 00:12:22.832 --> 00:12:24.333
  • CLASS, BUT NOW HE WAS INDANGER OF FAILING AND HAVING
  • 00:12:24.333 --> 00:12:25.935
  • DANGER OF FAILING AND HAVINGTO LEAVE THE PROGRAM.
  • 00:12:25.935 --> 00:12:27.002
  • TO LEAVE THE PROGRAM.HIS MOTHER KNEW IT WAS
  • 00:12:27.002 --> 00:12:28.671
  • HIS MOTHER KNEW IT WASBECAUSE OF THE SITUATION WITH
  • 00:12:28.671 --> 00:12:30.506
  • BECAUSE OF THE SITUATION WITHHIS FATHER, SO SHE WENT TO
  • 00:12:30.506 --> 00:12:32.208
  • HIS FATHER, SO SHE WENT TOTHE SCHOOL TO EXPLAIN WHAT
  • 00:12:32.208 --> 00:12:33.609
  • THE SCHOOL TO EXPLAIN WHATWAS GOING ON, AND SHE WAS
  • 00:12:33.609 --> 00:12:35.144
  • WAS GOING ON, AND SHE WASVERY CONCERNED ABOUT HOW
  • 00:12:35.144 --> 00:12:36.579
  • VERY CONCERNED ABOUT HOWTHEY WOULD RESPOND.
  • 00:12:36.579 --> 00:12:37.313
  • THEY WOULD RESPOND.THEY COULD HAVE SAID,
  • 00:12:37.313 --> 00:12:38.214
  • THEY COULD HAVE SAID,"WE HAVE RULES.
  • 00:12:38.214 --> 00:12:38.914
  • "WE HAVE RULES.IF HE DOESN'T MAKE
  • 00:12:38.914 --> 00:12:40.816
  • IF HE DOESN'T MAKETHE GRADES, TOO BAD."
  • 00:12:40.816 --> 00:12:42.685
  • THE GRADES, TOO BAD."BUT THE MAN IN CHARGE WAS
  • 00:12:42.685 --> 00:12:44.386
  • BUT THE MAN IN CHARGE WASAS KIND AS CAN BE.
  • 00:12:44.386 --> 00:12:46.355
  • AS KIND AS CAN BE.HE SAID, "WE'LL GIVE YOUR SON
  • 00:12:46.355 --> 00:12:48.023
  • HE SAID, "WE'LL GIVE YOUR SONFREE TUTORING TO HELP HIM
  • 00:12:48.023 --> 00:12:49.692
  • FREE TUTORING TO HELP HIMGET BACK ON COURSE."
  • 00:12:49.692 --> 00:12:50.793
  • GET BACK ON COURSE."SHOULD HAVE COST THOUSANDS
  • 00:12:50.793 --> 00:12:52.494
  • SHOULD HAVE COST THOUSANDSOF DOLLARS, BUT GOD PULLED
  • 00:12:52.494 --> 00:12:54.263
  • OF DOLLARS, BUT GOD PULLEDA STRING, CAUSED THAT MAN
  • 00:12:54.263 --> 00:12:55.664
  • A STRING, CAUSED THAT MANTO BE GOOD TO THEM.
  • 00:12:55.664 --> 00:12:56.632
  • TO BE GOOD TO THEM.THE YOUNG MAN'S GRADES
  • 00:12:56.632 --> 00:12:57.867
  • THE YOUNG MAN'S GRADESCAME BACK UP.
  • 00:12:57.867 --> 00:12:59.335
  • CAME BACK UP.HE APPLIED FOR COLLEGE
  • 00:12:59.335 --> 00:13:00.436
  • HE APPLIED FOR COLLEGEAND WAS ACCEPTED INTO
  • 00:13:00.436 --> 00:13:02.171
  • AND WAS ACCEPTED INTOSIX UNIVERSITIES.
  • 00:13:02.171 --> 00:13:03.038
  • SIX UNIVERSITIES.THESE WERE PARTIAL
  • 00:13:03.038 --> 00:13:04.173
  • THESE WERE PARTIALSCHOLARSHIPS.
  • 00:13:04.173 --> 00:13:05.341
  • SCHOLARSHIPS.HE HAD NOT HEARD BACK FROM
  • 00:13:05.341 --> 00:13:06.275
  • HE HAD NOT HEARD BACK FROMTHE SCHOOL HE REALLY
  • 00:13:06.275 --> 00:13:07.710
  • THE SCHOOL HE REALLYWANTED TO ATTEND.
  • 00:13:07.710 --> 00:13:09.411
  • WANTED TO ATTEND.BEEN SO LONG, THEY THOUGHT
  • 00:13:09.411 --> 00:13:10.346
  • BEEN SO LONG, THEY THOUGHTTHAT DOOR HAD CLOSED.
  • 00:13:10.346 --> 00:13:12.381
  • THAT DOOR HAD CLOSED.BUT WHILE HE WAS MAKING PLANS
  • 00:13:12.381 --> 00:13:14.316
  • BUT WHILE HE WAS MAKING PLANSTO ATTEND ANOTHER UNIVERSITY,
  • 00:13:14.316 --> 00:13:16.518
  • TO ATTEND ANOTHER UNIVERSITY,THE MAIN ONE EMAILED BACK AND
  • 00:13:16.518 --> 00:13:17.953
  • THE MAIN ONE EMAILED BACK ANDSAID THAT THEY WERE NOT ONLY
  • 00:13:17.953 --> 00:13:19.421
  • SAID THAT THEY WERE NOT ONLYACCEPTING HIM INTO THEIR
  • 00:13:19.421 --> 00:13:20.823
  • ACCEPTING HIM INTO THEIRENGINEERING SCHOOL,
  • 00:13:20.823 --> 00:13:22.091
  • ENGINEERING SCHOOL,THAT WAS HIS DREAM,
  • 00:13:22.091 --> 00:13:23.092
  • THAT WAS HIS DREAM,BUT THEY WERE GIVING HIM
  • 00:13:23.092 --> 00:13:25.394
  • BUT THEY WERE GIVING HIMA FULL SCHOLARSHIP.
  • 00:13:25.394 --> 00:13:26.929
  • A FULL SCHOLARSHIP.GOD KNOWS HOW TO PULL
  • 00:13:26.929 --> 00:13:28.597
  • GOD KNOWS HOW TO PULLTHE STRINGS.
  • 00:13:28.597 --> 00:13:29.798
  • THE STRINGS.YOU MAY NOT SEE HOW
  • 00:13:29.798 --> 00:13:30.966
  • YOU MAY NOT SEE HOWIT CAN HAPPEN.
  • 00:13:30.966 --> 00:13:32.334
  • IT CAN HAPPEN.DON'T GET DISCOURAGED,
  • 00:13:32.334 --> 00:13:34.737
  • DON'T GET DISCOURAGED,THE STRING PULLER IS AT WORK.
  • 00:13:34.737 --> 00:13:36.538
  • THE STRING PULLER IS AT WORK.HE HAS A STRING ON ALL THE
  • 00:13:36.538 --> 00:13:38.474
  • HE HAS A STRING ON ALL THEDOORS YOU NEED TO BE OPENED,
  • 00:13:38.474 --> 00:13:39.975
  • DOORS YOU NEED TO BE OPENED,A STRING ON ALL THE PEOPLE
  • 00:13:39.975 --> 00:13:41.577
  • A STRING ON ALL THE PEOPLETHAT NEED TO BE GOOD TO YOU.
  • 00:13:41.577 --> 00:13:43.679
  • THAT NEED TO BE GOOD TO YOU.HE'S WORKING OUT HIS PURPOSE.
  • 00:13:43.679 --> 00:13:45.514
  • HE'S WORKING OUT HIS PURPOSE.LIVE FROM A PLACE OF PEACE,
  • 00:13:45.514 --> 00:13:47.049
  • LIVE FROM A PLACE OF PEACE,A PLACE OF REST.
  • 00:13:47.049 --> 00:13:48.284
  • A PLACE OF REST.YOU DON'T HAVE TO MANIPULATE
  • 00:13:48.284 --> 00:13:48.884
  • YOU DON'T HAVE TO MANIPULATETHINGS.
  • 00:13:48.884 --> 00:13:50.486
  • THINGS.GOD IS MANIPULATING THEM
  • 00:13:50.486 --> 00:13:51.654
  • GOD IS MANIPULATING THEMFOR YOU.
  • 00:13:51.654 --> 00:13:53.756
  • FOR YOU.OUR JOB IS TO TRUST HIM.
  • 00:13:53.756 --> 00:13:55.157
  • OUR JOB IS TO TRUST HIM."GOD, YOU'RE IN CONTROL
  • 00:13:55.157 --> 00:13:56.058
  • "GOD, YOU'RE IN CONTROLOF MY LIFE.
  • 00:13:56.058 --> 00:13:57.226
  • OF MY LIFE.I KNOW YOU'RE PULLING
  • 00:13:57.226 --> 00:13:58.260
  • I KNOW YOU'RE PULLINGTHE STRINGS.
  • 00:13:58.260 --> 00:13:59.228
  • THE STRINGS.YOU'RE OPENING DOORS
  • 00:13:59.228 --> 00:14:00.596
  • YOU'RE OPENING DOORSNO MAN CAN SHUT.
  • 00:14:00.596 --> 00:14:01.363
  • NO MAN CAN SHUT.YOU'RE BRINGING THE RIGHT
  • 00:14:01.363 --> 00:14:03.098
  • YOU'RE BRINGING THE RIGHTPEOPLE, TAKING ME TO WHERE
  • 00:14:03.098 --> 00:14:04.867
  • PEOPLE, TAKING ME TO WHEREI'M SUPPOSED TO BE."
  • 00:14:04.867 --> 00:14:05.834
  • I'M SUPPOSED TO BE.""WELL, JOEL, I'VE HAD A LOT
  • 00:14:05.834 --> 00:14:07.236
  • "WELL, JOEL, I'VE HAD A LOTOF BAD BREAKS, A LOT OF
  • 00:14:07.236 --> 00:14:08.604
  • OF BAD BREAKS, A LOT OFUNFAIR SITUATIONS.
  • 00:14:08.604 --> 00:14:09.705
  • UNFAIR SITUATIONS.HAVEN'T SEEN GOD PULLING
  • 00:14:09.705 --> 00:14:11.373
  • HAVEN'T SEEN GOD PULLINGANY STRINGS FOR ME."
  • 00:14:11.373 --> 00:14:12.207
  • ANY STRINGS FOR ME."THIS IS WHAT HAPPENED
  • 00:14:12.207 --> 00:14:13.342
  • THIS IS WHAT HAPPENEDWITH JOB.
  • 00:14:13.342 --> 00:14:14.977
  • WITH JOB.HE WAS DOING THE RIGHT THING,
  • 00:14:14.977 --> 00:14:16.345
  • HE WAS DOING THE RIGHT THING,HONORING GOD WHEN
  • 00:14:16.345 --> 00:14:17.746
  • HONORING GOD WHENTHE BOTTOM FELL OUT.
  • 00:14:17.746 --> 00:14:19.581
  • THE BOTTOM FELL OUT.HE LOST HIS HEALTH, LOST HIS
  • 00:14:19.581 --> 00:14:21.183
  • HE LOST HIS HEALTH, LOST HISBUSINESS, LOST HIS FAMILY.
  • 00:14:21.183 --> 00:14:22.084
  • BUSINESS, LOST HIS FAMILY.EVERYTHING THAT COULD
  • 00:14:22.084 --> 00:14:23.519
  • EVERYTHING THAT COULDGO WRONG DID.
  • 00:14:23.519 --> 00:14:25.821
  • GO WRONG DID.BUT LIFE IS NOT ALWAYS FAIR,
  • 00:14:25.821 --> 00:14:26.689
  • BUT LIFE IS NOT ALWAYS FAIR,AND ON THE WAY TO OUR
  • 00:14:26.689 --> 00:14:28.290
  • AND ON THE WAY TO OURDESTINY, THERE WILL BE
  • 00:14:28.290 --> 00:14:29.959
  • DESTINY, THERE WILL BETWISTS AND TURNS,
  • 00:14:29.959 --> 00:14:31.961
  • TWISTS AND TURNS,THINGS WE DON'T UNDERSTAND.
  • 00:14:31.961 --> 00:14:33.929
  • THINGS WE DON'T UNDERSTAND.GOD DOESN'T SEND THE TROUBLE,
  • 00:14:33.929 --> 00:14:35.864
  • GOD DOESN'T SEND THE TROUBLE,BUT HE ALLOWS THINGS, AND YOU
  • 00:14:35.864 --> 00:14:37.466
  • BUT HE ALLOWS THINGS, AND YOUMAY GET THROWN INTO THE FIERY
  • 00:14:37.466 --> 00:14:39.501
  • MAY GET THROWN INTO THE FIERYFURNACE, BUT GOD CONTROLS
  • 00:14:39.501 --> 00:14:40.869
  • FURNACE, BUT GOD CONTROLSTHE THERMOSTAT.
  • 00:14:40.869 --> 00:14:42.137
  • THE THERMOSTAT.HE WON'T LET IT TAKE YOUR
  • 00:14:42.137 --> 00:14:43.939
  • HE WON'T LET IT TAKE YOURLIFE BEFORE YOUR TIME.
  • 00:14:43.939 --> 00:14:44.840
  • LIFE BEFORE YOUR TIME.HE HAS A STRING
  • 00:14:44.840 --> 00:14:46.442
  • HE HAS A STRINGON THE TROUBLE, A STRING
  • 00:14:46.442 --> 00:14:47.843
  • ON THE TROUBLE, A STRINGON THE OPPOSITION.
  • 00:14:47.843 --> 00:14:49.645
  • ON THE OPPOSITION.THE SCRIPTURE SAYS SATAN HAD
  • 00:14:49.645 --> 00:14:51.647
  • THE SCRIPTURE SAYS SATAN HADTO ASK GOD FOR PERMISSION
  • 00:14:51.647 --> 00:14:53.148
  • TO ASK GOD FOR PERMISSIONTO TEST JOB.
  • 00:14:53.148 --> 00:14:54.650
  • TO TEST JOB.GOD TOLD HIM YES, BUT HE
  • 00:14:54.650 --> 00:14:56.618
  • GOD TOLD HIM YES, BUT HECOULD ONLY TAKE IT SO FAR.
  • 00:14:56.618 --> 00:14:58.787
  • COULD ONLY TAKE IT SO FAR.THIS TELLS ME GOD IS NOT JUST
  • 00:14:58.787 --> 00:15:00.522
  • THIS TELLS ME GOD IS NOT JUSTIN CONTROL OF YOUR LIFE, HE'S
  • 00:15:00.522 --> 00:15:02.858
  • IN CONTROL OF YOUR LIFE, HE'SIN CONTROL OF YOUR ENEMIES.
  • 00:15:02.858 --> 00:15:04.793
  • IN CONTROL OF YOUR ENEMIES.EVERYTHING ON YOUR STAGE
  • 00:15:04.793 --> 00:15:06.228
  • EVERYTHING ON YOUR STAGEIS ON A STRING.
  • 00:15:06.228 --> 00:15:07.830
  • IS ON A STRING.NOT JUST THE GOOD THINGS,
  • 00:15:07.830 --> 00:15:09.531
  • NOT JUST THE GOOD THINGS,THE PROMOTION, THE BLESSINGS,
  • 00:15:09.531 --> 00:15:10.866
  • THE PROMOTION, THE BLESSINGS,THE FAVOR, BUT EVEN
  • 00:15:10.866 --> 00:15:12.868
  • THE FAVOR, BUT EVENTHE SICKNESS, THE BETRAYAL,
  • 00:15:12.868 --> 00:15:14.536
  • THE SICKNESS, THE BETRAYAL,THE BAD BREAKS.
  • 00:15:14.536 --> 00:15:16.005
  • THE BAD BREAKS.THEY DON'T HAVE TOTAL ACCESS
  • 00:15:16.005 --> 00:15:17.172
  • THEY DON'T HAVE TOTAL ACCESSIN YOUR LIFE.
  • 00:15:17.172 --> 00:15:18.240
  • IN YOUR LIFE.THEY CAN'T DO WHATEVER
  • 00:15:18.240 --> 00:15:19.108
  • THEY CAN'T DO WHATEVERTHEY WANT.
  • 00:15:19.108 --> 00:15:20.476
  • THEY WANT.THEY COULDN'T EVEN BE ON YOUR
  • 00:15:20.476 --> 00:15:22.778
  • THEY COULDN'T EVEN BE ON YOURSTAGE WITHOUT PERMISSION.
  • 00:15:22.778 --> 00:15:24.313
  • STAGE WITHOUT PERMISSION.IN DIFFICULT TIMES, YOU HAVE
  • 00:15:24.313 --> 00:15:26.348
  • IN DIFFICULT TIMES, YOU HAVETO REMIND YOURSELF GOD IS
  • 00:15:26.348 --> 00:15:28.150
  • TO REMIND YOURSELF GOD ISSTILL WORKING ALL THINGS
  • 00:15:28.150 --> 00:15:29.785
  • STILL WORKING ALL THINGSACCORDING TO HIS WILL.
  • 00:15:29.785 --> 00:15:30.853
  • ACCORDING TO HIS WILL.THE ENEMY DIDN'T COME IN
  • 00:15:30.853 --> 00:15:32.221
  • THE ENEMY DIDN'T COME INAND SOMEHOW GET AHOLD
  • 00:15:32.221 --> 00:15:33.589
  • AND SOMEHOW GET AHOLDOF YOUR STRINGS.
  • 00:15:33.589 --> 00:15:34.523
  • OF YOUR STRINGS.HE DIDN'T WRESTLE AWAY
  • 00:15:34.523 --> 00:15:36.558
  • HE DIDN'T WRESTLE AWAYCONTROL, AND NOW GOD IS ON
  • 00:15:36.558 --> 00:15:37.893
  • CONTROL, AND NOW GOD IS ONTHE SIDELINES WATCHING
  • 00:15:37.893 --> 00:15:38.894
  • THE SIDELINES WATCHINGWHAT'S HAPPENING.
  • 00:15:38.894 --> 00:15:40.362
  • WHAT'S HAPPENING.NO, YOUR STEPS ARE STILL
  • 00:15:40.362 --> 00:15:42.031
  • NO, YOUR STEPS ARE STILLBEING ORDERED, AND IN THE
  • 00:15:42.031 --> 00:15:43.932
  • BEING ORDERED, AND IN THEMIDDLE OF THIS DIFFICULTY,
  • 00:15:43.932 --> 00:15:45.701
  • MIDDLE OF THIS DIFFICULTY,JOB SAID, "I KNOW
  • 00:15:45.701 --> 00:15:47.836
  • JOB SAID, "I KNOWMY REDEEMER LIVES."
  • 00:15:47.836 --> 00:15:48.470
  • MY REDEEMER LIVES."HE COULD HAVE BEEN
  • 00:15:48.470 --> 00:15:49.538
  • HE COULD HAVE BEENCOMPLAINING.
  • 00:15:49.538 --> 00:15:50.773
  • COMPLAINING.INSTEAD, HE WAS SAYING,
  • 00:15:50.773 --> 00:15:52.574
  • INSTEAD, HE WAS SAYING,"GOD, I KNOW YOU'RE STILL
  • 00:15:52.574 --> 00:15:53.742
  • "GOD, I KNOW YOU'RE STILLON THE THRONE.
  • 00:15:53.742 --> 00:15:55.077
  • ON THE THRONE.I KNOW YOUR HAND IS STILL
  • 00:15:55.077 --> 00:15:56.612
  • I KNOW YOUR HAND IS STILLOUTSTRETCHED TOWARD ME.
  • 00:15:56.612 --> 00:15:58.113
  • OUTSTRETCHED TOWARD ME.I DON'T UNDERSTAND THIS, BUT
  • 00:15:58.113 --> 00:15:59.648
  • I DON'T UNDERSTAND THIS, BUTI KNOW YOU'RE STILL WORKING
  • 00:15:59.648 --> 00:16:01.116
  • I KNOW YOU'RE STILL WORKINGALL THINGS ACCORDING
  • 00:16:01.116 --> 00:16:02.584
  • ALL THINGS ACCORDINGTO YOUR WILL."
  • 00:16:02.584 --> 00:16:04.319
  • TO YOUR WILL."IT'S EASY TO GIVE GOD THANKS
  • 00:16:04.319 --> 00:16:05.621
  • IT'S EASY TO GIVE GOD THANKSFOR PULLING STRING WHEN
  • 00:16:05.621 --> 00:16:06.922
  • FOR PULLING STRING WHENTHINGS ARE GOING OUR WAY.
  • 00:16:06.922 --> 00:16:07.589
  • THINGS ARE GOING OUR WAY.IT'S EASY TO HAVE
  • 00:16:07.589 --> 00:16:09.091
  • IT'S EASY TO HAVEA GOOD ATTITUDE.
  • 00:16:09.091 --> 00:16:10.926
  • A GOOD ATTITUDE.BUT THE REAL TEST COMES
  • 00:16:10.926 --> 00:16:12.561
  • BUT THE REAL TEST COMESIN THESE TOUGH TIMES,
  • 00:16:12.561 --> 00:16:13.695
  • IN THESE TOUGH TIMES,WHEN IT FEELS LIKE GOD
  • 00:16:13.695 --> 00:16:15.497
  • WHEN IT FEELS LIKE GODHAS FORGOTTEN ABOUT YOU.
  • 00:16:15.497 --> 00:16:16.131
  • HAS FORGOTTEN ABOUT YOU.THAT'S WHEN YOU HAVE
  • 00:16:16.131 --> 00:16:17.066
  • THAT'S WHEN YOU HAVETO DIG YOUR HEELS IN
  • 00:16:17.066 --> 00:16:19.501
  • TO DIG YOUR HEELS INAND DO LIKE JOB, "I KNOW
  • 00:16:19.501 --> 00:16:21.103
  • AND DO LIKE JOB, "I KNOWMY REDEEMER LIVES.
  • 00:16:21.103 --> 00:16:22.337
  • MY REDEEMER LIVES.I KNOW THIS DIDN'T COME
  • 00:16:22.337 --> 00:16:24.706
  • I KNOW THIS DIDN'T COMETO STAY, IT CAME TO PASS."
  • 00:16:24.706 --> 00:16:26.742
  • TO STAY, IT CAME TO PASS."WHEN YOU STAY IN FAITH, GOD
  • 00:16:26.742 --> 00:16:27.810
  • WHEN YOU STAY IN FAITH, GODWILL NOT ONLY PULL YOUR
  • 00:16:27.810 --> 00:16:29.244
  • WILL NOT ONLY PULL YOURSTRINGS, BUT HE'LL PULL
  • 00:16:29.244 --> 00:16:30.879
  • STRINGS, BUT HE'LL PULLTHE STRINGS OF THAT SICKNESS,
  • 00:16:30.879 --> 00:16:32.481
  • THE STRINGS OF THAT SICKNESS,THE STRINGS OF THE OPPOSITION.
  • 00:16:32.481 --> 00:16:33.682
  • THE STRINGS OF THE OPPOSITION.HE'LL PULL BACK WHAT'S
  • 00:16:33.682 --> 00:16:35.284
  • HE'LL PULL BACK WHAT'SHINDERING YOU.
  • 00:16:35.284 --> 00:16:37.286
  • HINDERING YOU.NINE MONTHS LATER, JOB CAME
  • 00:16:37.286 --> 00:16:39.221
  • NINE MONTHS LATER, JOB CAMEOUT OF THAT DIFFICULTY NOT
  • 00:16:39.221 --> 00:16:41.490
  • OUT OF THAT DIFFICULTY NOTBEAT UP AND BEDRAGGLED.
  • 00:16:41.490 --> 00:16:42.157
  • BEAT UP AND BEDRAGGLED.HE DIDN'T EVEN COME
  • 00:16:42.157 --> 00:16:43.158
  • HE DIDN'T EVEN COMEOUT THE SAME.
  • 00:16:43.158 --> 00:16:44.626
  • OUT THE SAME.HE CAME OUT WITH TWICE
  • 00:16:44.626 --> 00:16:46.295
  • HE CAME OUT WITH TWICEWHAT HE HAD BEFORE.
  • 00:16:46.295 --> 00:16:47.629
  • WHAT HE HAD BEFORE.WHEN IT WAS ALL OVER,
  • 00:16:47.629 --> 00:16:50.165
  • WHEN IT WAS ALL OVER,JOB SAID, "I AM CONVINCED
  • 00:16:50.165 --> 00:16:52.468
  • JOB SAID, "I AM CONVINCEDTHAT NOTHING AND NO ONE
  • 00:16:52.468 --> 00:16:54.803
  • THAT NOTHING AND NO ONECAN STOP GOD'S PLAN."
  • 00:16:54.803 --> 00:16:56.105
  • CAN STOP GOD'S PLAN."YOU MAY BE IN A DIFFICULT
  • 00:16:56.105 --> 00:16:57.873
  • YOU MAY BE IN A DIFFICULTTIME, BUT IF JOB WERE HERE
  • 00:16:57.873 --> 00:17:00.309
  • TIME, BUT IF JOB WERE HERENOW, HE WOULD TELL YOU STAY
  • 00:17:00.309 --> 00:17:01.944
  • NOW, HE WOULD TELL YOU STAYIN PEACE, NOTHING
  • 00:17:01.944 --> 00:17:03.745
  • IN PEACE, NOTHINGCAN STOP GOD'S PLAN.
  • 00:17:03.745 --> 00:17:05.581
  • CAN STOP GOD'S PLAN.HE HAS A STRING ON YOU,
  • 00:17:05.581 --> 00:17:07.049
  • HE HAS A STRING ON YOU,A STRING ON THE SICKNESS,
  • 00:17:07.049 --> 00:17:08.484
  • A STRING ON THE SICKNESS,A STRING ON THE OPPOSITION,
  • 00:17:08.484 --> 00:17:10.819
  • A STRING ON THE OPPOSITION,AND LIKE WITH JOB, YOU'RE ABOUT
  • 00:17:10.819 --> 00:17:13.489
  • AND LIKE WITH JOB, YOU'RE ABOUTTO SEE GOD PULL SOME STRINGS.
  • 00:17:13.489 --> 00:17:14.823
  • TO SEE GOD PULL SOME STRINGS.THAT SICKNESS IS ABOUT
  • 00:17:14.823 --> 00:17:16.125
  • THAT SICKNESS IS ABOUTTO TURN AROUND.
  • 00:17:16.125 --> 00:17:17.793
  • TO TURN AROUND.THAT TROUBLE AT WORK IS ABOUT
  • 00:17:17.793 --> 00:17:19.995
  • THAT TROUBLE AT WORK IS ABOUTTO RESOLVE IN YOUR FAVOR.
  • 00:17:19.995 --> 00:17:21.296
  • TO RESOLVE IN YOUR FAVOR.THOSE FORCES THAT ARE TRYING
  • 00:17:21.296 --> 00:17:22.865
  • THOSE FORCES THAT ARE TRYINGTO STOP YOU, I CAN SEE BY
  • 00:17:22.865 --> 00:17:25.033
  • TO STOP YOU, I CAN SEE BYFAITH GOD PULLING THEM BACK
  • 00:17:25.033 --> 00:17:26.568
  • FAITH GOD PULLING THEM BACKAND PULLING HEALING TO YOU,
  • 00:17:26.568 --> 00:17:27.603
  • AND PULLING HEALING TO YOU,PROMOTION TO YOU,
  • 00:17:27.603 --> 00:17:28.670
  • PROMOTION TO YOU,FAVOR TO YOU.
  • 00:17:28.670 --> 00:17:30.539
  • FAVOR TO YOU.GET READY FOR SOME PULLED
  • 00:17:30.539 --> 00:17:32.141
  • GET READY FOR SOME PULLEDSTRINGS, THINGS THAT YOU
  • 00:17:32.141 --> 00:17:33.408
  • STRINGS, THINGS THAT YOUCOULDN'T MAKE HAPPEN.
  • 00:17:33.408 --> 00:17:35.077
  • COULDN'T MAKE HAPPEN.IT'S THE OUTSTRETCHED HAND
  • 00:17:35.077 --> 00:17:37.746
  • IT'S THE OUTSTRETCHED HANDOF GOD WORKING ALL THINGS
  • 00:17:37.746 --> 00:17:38.447
  • OF GOD WORKING ALL THINGSNOT ACCORDING
  • 00:17:38.447 --> 00:17:40.015
  • NOT ACCORDINGTO YOUR CIRCUMSTANCES,
  • 00:17:40.015 --> 00:17:41.583
  • TO YOUR CIRCUMSTANCES,BUT ACCORDING TO HIS WILL.
  • 00:17:41.583 --> 00:17:42.818
  • BUT ACCORDING TO HIS WILL.HIS WILL IS THAT YOU
  • 00:17:42.818 --> 00:17:43.919
  • HIS WILL IS THAT YOUBE HEALTHY.
  • 00:17:43.919 --> 00:17:45.087
  • BE HEALTHY.HIS WILL IS THAT YOU BREAK
  • 00:17:45.087 --> 00:17:46.321
  • HIS WILL IS THAT YOU BREAKTHE ADDICTION.
  • 00:17:46.321 --> 00:17:47.756
  • THE ADDICTION.HIS WILL IS YOU BE FREE
  • 00:17:47.756 --> 00:17:49.124
  • HIS WILL IS YOU BE FREEFROM THE DEPRESSION.
  • 00:17:49.124 --> 00:17:51.026
  • FROM THE DEPRESSION.HIS WILL IS YOU RISE HIGHER,
  • 00:17:51.026 --> 00:17:51.827
  • HIS WILL IS YOU RISE HIGHER,COME OUT OF DEBT,
  • 00:17:51.827 --> 00:17:53.829
  • COME OUT OF DEBT,ACCOMPLISH YOUR DREAMS.
  • 00:17:53.829 --> 00:17:55.864
  • ACCOMPLISH YOUR DREAMS.WHAT CAN STOP OUR GOD?
  • 00:17:55.864 --> 00:17:57.065
  • WHAT CAN STOP OUR GOD?DO YOU THINK THE TROUBLE AT
  • 00:17:57.065 --> 00:17:58.967
  • DO YOU THINK THE TROUBLE ATWORK IS BIGGER, THE SICKNESS
  • 00:17:58.967 --> 00:18:00.469
  • WORK IS BIGGER, THE SICKNESSIS STRONGER, THOSE PEOPLE
  • 00:18:00.469 --> 00:18:01.803
  • IS STRONGER, THOSE PEOPLEARE MORE POWERFUL?
  • 00:18:01.803 --> 00:18:03.505
  • ARE MORE POWERFUL?THEY ARE PAWNS IN THE HANDS
  • 00:18:03.505 --> 00:18:04.306
  • THEY ARE PAWNS IN THE HANDSOF GOD.
  • 00:18:04.306 --> 00:18:06.308
  • OF GOD.HE HAS A STRING ON THEM.
  • 00:18:06.308 --> 00:18:08.844
  • HE HAS A STRING ON THEM.THAT CAR THAT ALMOST HIT YOU,
  • 00:18:08.844 --> 00:18:10.078
  • THAT CAR THAT ALMOST HIT YOU,THEY SWERVED AT THE LAST
  • 00:18:10.078 --> 00:18:10.812
  • THEY SWERVED AT THE LASTMOMENT, YOU DON'T KNOW
  • 00:18:10.812 --> 00:18:12.047
  • MOMENT, YOU DON'T KNOWHOW THEY MISSED YOU,
  • 00:18:12.047 --> 00:18:13.582
  • HOW THEY MISSED YOU,GOD PULLED A STRING.
  • 00:18:13.582 --> 00:18:15.651
  • GOD PULLED A STRING.HE CONTROLS THE UNIVERSE.
  • 00:18:15.651 --> 00:18:17.953
  • HE CONTROLS THE UNIVERSE.MOSES ASKED GOD HIS NAME.
  • 00:18:17.953 --> 00:18:19.621
  • MOSES ASKED GOD HIS NAME.HE SAID, "MY NAME IS I AM."
  • 00:18:19.621 --> 00:18:21.657
  • HE SAID, "MY NAME IS I AM."HE WAS SAYING,
  • 00:18:21.657 --> 00:18:23.559
  • HE WAS SAYING,"I AM ANYTHING YOU NEED.
  • 00:18:23.559 --> 00:18:25.093
  • "I AM ANYTHING YOU NEED.I AM PROTECTION.
  • 00:18:25.093 --> 00:18:26.295
  • I AM PROTECTION.I AM PROVISION.
  • 00:18:26.295 --> 00:18:27.629
  • I AM PROVISION.I AM HEALING.
  • 00:18:27.629 --> 00:18:29.364
  • I AM HEALING.I AM STRENGTH, I AM FAVOR,
  • 00:18:29.364 --> 00:18:31.099
  • I AM STRENGTH, I AM FAVOR,I AM DELIVERANCE."
  • 00:18:31.099 --> 00:18:32.868
  • I AM DELIVERANCE."NOTHING CAN STAND AGAINST
  • 00:18:32.868 --> 00:18:34.036
  • NOTHING CAN STAND AGAINSTOUR GOD.
  • 00:18:34.036 --> 00:18:35.470
  • OUR GOD.THE MOST POWERFUL FORCE
  • 00:18:35.470 --> 00:18:37.573
  • THE MOST POWERFUL FORCEIN THE UNIVERSE HAS A STRING
  • 00:18:37.573 --> 00:18:38.607
  • IN THE UNIVERSE HAS A STRINGON YOU.
  • 00:18:38.607 --> 00:18:39.708
  • ON YOU.YOU ARE CONNECTED
  • 00:18:39.708 --> 00:18:41.009
  • YOU ARE CONNECTEDTO THE CREATOR.
  • 00:18:41.009 --> 00:18:42.444
  • TO THE CREATOR.HE'S WORKING OUT HIS PURPOSE
  • 00:18:42.444 --> 00:18:43.679
  • HE'S WORKING OUT HIS PURPOSEFOR YOUR LIFE.
  • 00:18:43.679 --> 00:18:45.480
  • FOR YOUR LIFE.QUIT WORRYING, THINKING IT'S
  • 00:18:45.480 --> 00:18:47.149
  • QUIT WORRYING, THINKING IT'SNOT GOING TO HAPPEN, TALKING
  • 00:18:47.149 --> 00:18:48.984
  • NOT GOING TO HAPPEN, TALKINGABOUT HOW BIG THE PROBLEM IS.
  • 00:18:48.984 --> 00:18:50.552
  • ABOUT HOW BIG THE PROBLEM IS.START TALKING ABOUT HOW BIG
  • 00:18:50.552 --> 00:18:52.154
  • START TALKING ABOUT HOW BIGYOUR GOD IS.
  • 00:18:52.154 --> 00:18:52.921
  • YOUR GOD IS.WHEN THE THOUGHTS TELL YOU
  • 00:18:52.921 --> 00:18:54.423
  • WHEN THE THOUGHTS TELL YOUIT'S NEVER GOING TO WORK OUT,
  • 00:18:54.423 --> 00:18:55.657
  • IT'S NEVER GOING TO WORK OUT,TURN IT AROUND.
  • 00:18:55.657 --> 00:18:57.292
  • TURN IT AROUND."FATHER, I WANT TO THANK YOU
  • 00:18:57.292 --> 00:18:58.093
  • "FATHER, I WANT TO THANK YOUTHAT YOU'RE ABOUT TO PULL
  • 00:18:58.093 --> 00:18:59.761
  • THAT YOU'RE ABOUT TO PULLSOME STRINGS IN MY LIFE.
  • 00:18:59.761 --> 00:19:00.762
  • SOME STRINGS IN MY LIFE.THANK YOU THAT YOU'RE TAKING
  • 00:19:00.762 --> 00:19:02.364
  • THANK YOU THAT YOU'RE TAKINGME WHERE I COULD NOT GO
  • 00:19:02.364 --> 00:19:03.732
  • ME WHERE I COULD NOT GOON MY OWN."
  • 00:19:03.732 --> 00:19:04.633
  • ON MY OWN.""WELL, JOEL, I DON'T THINK
  • 00:19:04.633 --> 00:19:06.201
  • "WELL, JOEL, I DON'T THINKIT'S GOING TO HAPPEN FOR ME.
  • 00:19:06.201 --> 00:19:07.869
  • IT'S GOING TO HAPPEN FOR ME.I'VE MADE TOO MANY MISTAKES.
  • 00:19:07.869 --> 00:19:09.938
  • I'VE MADE TOO MANY MISTAKES.I'VE GOTTEN WAY OFF COURSE."
  • 00:19:09.938 --> 00:19:11.707
  • I'VE GOTTEN WAY OFF COURSE."DO YOU THINK YOUR MISTAKES
  • 00:19:11.707 --> 00:19:14.109
  • DO YOU THINK YOUR MISTAKESCAN OVERRIDE GOD'S WILL, THAT
  • 00:19:14.109 --> 00:19:15.611
  • CAN OVERRIDE GOD'S WILL, THATWHAT YOU'VE DONE CAN CANCEL
  • 00:19:15.611 --> 00:19:17.379
  • WHAT YOU'VE DONE CAN CANCELYOUR BLUEPRINT, THAT SOMEHOW
  • 00:19:17.379 --> 00:19:18.580
  • YOUR BLUEPRINT, THAT SOMEHOWYOU CAN DISCONNECT
  • 00:19:18.580 --> 00:19:20.249
  • YOU CAN DISCONNECTFROM THIS STRING?
  • 00:19:20.249 --> 00:19:22.017
  • FROM THIS STRING?I SAY THIS RESPECTFULLY,
  • 00:19:22.017 --> 00:19:23.819
  • I SAY THIS RESPECTFULLY,YOU'RE NOT THAT POWERFUL.
  • 00:19:23.819 --> 00:19:25.254
  • YOU'RE NOT THAT POWERFUL.JUST ASK JONAH.
  • 00:19:25.254 --> 00:19:26.488
  • JUST ASK JONAH.GOD TOLD HIM TO GO TO THE
  • 00:19:26.488 --> 00:19:28.457
  • GOD TOLD HIM TO GO TO THECITY OF NINEVEH AND MINISTER.
  • 00:19:28.457 --> 00:19:29.858
  • CITY OF NINEVEH AND MINISTER.HE DIDN'T WANT TO GO THERE.
  • 00:19:29.858 --> 00:19:30.926
  • HE DIDN'T WANT TO GO THERE.HE GOT ON A BOAT GOING
  • 00:19:30.926 --> 00:19:32.394
  • HE GOT ON A BOAT GOINGTHE OTHER DIRECTION.
  • 00:19:32.394 --> 00:19:34.796
  • THE OTHER DIRECTION.A HUGE STORM AROSE, HE TOLD
  • 00:19:34.796 --> 00:19:36.198
  • A HUGE STORM AROSE, HE TOLDTHE CREW IT WAS HIS FAULT.
  • 00:19:36.198 --> 00:19:37.799
  • THE CREW IT WAS HIS FAULT.THEY THREW HIM OVERBOARD.
  • 00:19:37.799 --> 00:19:39.101
  • THEY THREW HIM OVERBOARD.SHOULD HAVE BEEN THE END,
  • 00:19:39.101 --> 00:19:40.535
  • SHOULD HAVE BEEN THE END,BUT GOD HAD A STRING
  • 00:19:40.535 --> 00:19:42.070
  • BUT GOD HAD A STRINGON A BIG FISH.
  • 00:19:42.070 --> 00:19:43.338
  • ON A BIG FISH.JUST SO HAPPENED THE FISH WAS
  • 00:19:43.338 --> 00:19:45.040
  • JUST SO HAPPENED THE FISH WASWAITING, SWALLOWED JONAH.
  • 00:19:45.040 --> 00:19:46.141
  • WAITING, SWALLOWED JONAH.HE SPENT THREE DAYS IN
  • 00:19:46.141 --> 00:19:47.342
  • HE SPENT THREE DAYS INTHE BELLY OF THE FISH,
  • 00:19:47.342 --> 00:19:48.777
  • THE BELLY OF THE FISH,THE BOTTOM OF THE OCEAN.
  • 00:19:48.777 --> 00:19:50.279
  • THE BOTTOM OF THE OCEAN.THIRD DAY, THE FISH CAME UP,
  • 00:19:50.279 --> 00:19:52.648
  • THIRD DAY, THE FISH CAME UP,SPIT JONAH ON DRY GROUND.
  • 00:19:52.648 --> 00:19:53.882
  • SPIT JONAH ON DRY GROUND.FIRST THING GOD SAID, "JONAH,
  • 00:19:53.882 --> 00:19:55.517
  • FIRST THING GOD SAID, "JONAH,GO TO NINEVEH," GAVE HIM
  • 00:19:55.517 --> 00:19:56.985
  • GO TO NINEVEH," GAVE HIMANOTHER CHANCE.
  • 00:19:56.985 --> 00:19:58.987
  • ANOTHER CHANCE.BUT I LOVE THAT GOD NOT ONLY
  • 00:19:58.987 --> 00:20:00.889
  • BUT I LOVE THAT GOD NOT ONLYHAD A STRING ON JONAH, NOT
  • 00:20:00.889 --> 00:20:02.090
  • HAD A STRING ON JONAH, NOTONLY WOULDN'T LET HIM GO TOO
  • 00:20:02.090 --> 00:20:03.892
  • ONLY WOULDN'T LET HIM GO TOOFAR, BUT HE HAD A STRING
  • 00:20:03.892 --> 00:20:05.560
  • FAR, BUT HE HAD A STRINGON THE FISH.
  • 00:20:05.560 --> 00:20:07.162
  • ON THE FISH.GOD HAS A STRING ON
  • 00:20:07.162 --> 00:20:08.563
  • GOD HAS A STRING ONEVERYTHING YOU NEED TO
  • 00:20:08.563 --> 00:20:10.232
  • EVERYTHING YOU NEED TOFULFILL YOUR PURPOSE.
  • 00:20:10.232 --> 00:20:12.134
  • FULFILL YOUR PURPOSE.YOU MAY RUN, BUT YOU'LL NEVER
  • 00:20:12.134 --> 00:20:13.602
  • YOU MAY RUN, BUT YOU'LL NEVERGET AWAY FROM THE STRING.
  • 00:20:13.602 --> 00:20:15.037
  • GET AWAY FROM THE STRING.IT ALWAYS PULL YOU BACK.
  • 00:20:15.037 --> 00:20:16.471
  • IT ALWAYS PULL YOU BACK.GOD WILL HAVE SOMEBODY OR
  • 00:20:16.471 --> 00:20:18.140
  • GOD WILL HAVE SOMEBODY ORSOMEONE TO KEEP YOU FROM
  • 00:20:18.140 --> 00:20:20.008
  • SOMEONE TO KEEP YOU FROMMISSING YOUR DESTINY.
  • 00:20:20.008 --> 00:20:22.611
  • MISSING YOUR DESTINY.YEARS LATER, JESUS SAID, "AS
  • 00:20:22.611 --> 00:20:24.046
  • YEARS LATER, JESUS SAID, "ASJONAH WAS IN THE BELLY OF
  • 00:20:24.046 --> 00:20:26.281
  • JONAH WAS IN THE BELLY OFTHE FISH FOR THREE DAYS, SO I
  • 00:20:26.281 --> 00:20:27.582
  • THE FISH FOR THREE DAYS, SO IWILL BE IN THE HEART OF
  • 00:20:27.582 --> 00:20:29.651
  • WILL BE IN THE HEART OFTHE EARTH FOR THREE DAYS."
  • 00:20:29.651 --> 00:20:31.286
  • THE EARTH FOR THREE DAYS."JONAH WAS A FORESHADOW
  • 00:20:31.286 --> 00:20:32.521
  • JONAH WAS A FORESHADOWOF CHRIST.
  • 00:20:32.521 --> 00:20:33.555
  • OF CHRIST.HE DIDN'T STAY IN THE FISH
  • 00:20:33.555 --> 00:20:36.024
  • HE DIDN'T STAY IN THE FISHTWO DAYS OR FOUR DAYS, BUT ON
  • 00:20:36.024 --> 00:20:38.226
  • TWO DAYS OR FOUR DAYS, BUT ONTHE THIRD DAY HE WENT DOWN
  • 00:20:38.226 --> 00:20:40.228
  • THE THIRD DAY HE WENT DOWNRIGHT ON SCHEDULE, HE CAME UP
  • 00:20:40.228 --> 00:20:41.463
  • RIGHT ON SCHEDULE, HE CAME UPRIGHT ON SCHEDULE.
  • 00:20:41.463 --> 00:20:42.464
  • RIGHT ON SCHEDULE.WHAT AM I SAYING?
  • 00:20:42.464 --> 00:20:44.399
  • WHAT AM I SAYING?EVEN WHEN WE MAKE MISTAKES,
  • 00:20:44.399 --> 00:20:45.934
  • EVEN WHEN WE MAKE MISTAKES,GOD IS STILL WORKING ALL
  • 00:20:45.934 --> 00:20:48.937
  • GOD IS STILL WORKING ALLTHINGS ACCORDING TO HIS WILL.
  • 00:20:48.937 --> 00:20:50.639
  • THINGS ACCORDING TO HIS WILL.MAYBE YOU HAVE LOVED ONES
  • 00:20:50.639 --> 00:20:51.873
  • MAYBE YOU HAVE LOVED ONESTHAT ARE OFF COURSE,
  • 00:20:51.873 --> 00:20:52.641
  • THAT ARE OFF COURSE,CHILDREN THAT AREN'T
  • 00:20:52.641 --> 00:20:53.875
  • CHILDREN THAT AREN'TMAKING GOOD DECISIONS.
  • 00:20:53.875 --> 00:20:55.243
  • MAKING GOOD DECISIONS.DON'T WORRY, GOD HAS
  • 00:20:55.243 --> 00:20:56.645
  • DON'T WORRY, GOD HASA STRING ON THEM.
  • 00:20:56.645 --> 00:20:57.612
  • A STRING ON THEM.HE'S NOT GOING TO LET THEM
  • 00:20:57.612 --> 00:20:58.613
  • HE'S NOT GOING TO LET THEMGO TOO FAR.
  • 00:20:58.613 --> 00:21:00.115
  • GO TOO FAR.THE SCRIPTURE SAYS GOD CAN
  • 00:21:00.115 --> 00:21:02.184
  • THE SCRIPTURE SAYS GOD CANTURN THE HEART OF A KING.
  • 00:21:02.184 --> 00:21:03.552
  • TURN THE HEART OF A KING.THAT MEANS GOD KNOWS HOW
  • 00:21:03.552 --> 00:21:05.153
  • THAT MEANS GOD KNOWS HOWTO CHANGE PEOPLE'S MINDS.
  • 00:21:05.153 --> 00:21:05.954
  • TO CHANGE PEOPLE'S MINDS.HE KNOWS HOW TO GET
  • 00:21:05.954 --> 00:21:07.389
  • HE KNOWS HOW TO GETTHEIR ATTENTION.
  • 00:21:07.389 --> 00:21:08.724
  • THEIR ATTENTION.IT TALKED TO A MAN, HE AND
  • 00:21:08.724 --> 00:21:09.991
  • IT TALKED TO A MAN, HE ANDHIS WIFE WEREN'T GETTING
  • 00:21:09.991 --> 00:21:11.059
  • HIS WIFE WEREN'T GETTINGALONG, AND THEY
  • 00:21:11.059 --> 00:21:12.361
  • ALONG, AND THEYHAD SEPARATED.
  • 00:21:12.361 --> 00:21:13.662
  • HAD SEPARATED.HE WAS LIVING IN AN APARTMENT
  • 00:21:13.662 --> 00:21:14.863
  • HE WAS LIVING IN AN APARTMENTBY HIMSELF.
  • 00:21:14.863 --> 00:21:16.431
  • BY HIMSELF.MONTHS HAD GONE BY AND HE'D
  • 00:21:16.431 --> 00:21:17.999
  • MONTHS HAD GONE BY AND HE'DHIT ROCK BOTTOM, DIDN'T THINK
  • 00:21:17.999 --> 00:21:19.434
  • HIT ROCK BOTTOM, DIDN'T THINKHE COULD GO ON.
  • 00:21:19.434 --> 00:21:20.335
  • HE COULD GO ON.HE'D JUST DROPPED HIS
  • 00:21:20.335 --> 00:21:22.204
  • HE'D JUST DROPPED HISCHILDREN OFF AT SCHOOL, AND
  • 00:21:22.204 --> 00:21:24.306
  • CHILDREN OFF AT SCHOOL, ANDHE HAD A LONG DRIVE TO WORK.
  • 00:21:24.306 --> 00:21:25.707
  • HE HAD A LONG DRIVE TO WORK.NORMALLY, HE WOULD LISTEN TO
  • 00:21:25.707 --> 00:21:28.210
  • NORMALLY, HE WOULD LISTEN TOCOUNTRY MUSIC ON SIRIUS XM,
  • 00:21:28.210 --> 00:21:29.511
  • COUNTRY MUSIC ON SIRIUS XM,SATELLITE RADIO.
  • 00:21:29.511 --> 00:21:31.146
  • SATELLITE RADIO.BUT THAT REMINDED HIM SO MUCH
  • 00:21:31.146 --> 00:21:32.347
  • BUT THAT REMINDED HIM SO MUCHOF WHAT HE AND HIS WIFE
  • 00:21:32.347 --> 00:21:33.382
  • OF WHAT HE AND HIS WIFEDID TOGETHER, JUST MADE HIM
  • 00:21:33.382 --> 00:21:34.349
  • DID TOGETHER, JUST MADE HIMMORE DEPRESSED.
  • 00:21:34.349 --> 00:21:36.118
  • MORE DEPRESSED.SO, THIS DAY, HE TUNED OFF
  • 00:21:36.118 --> 00:21:37.953
  • SO, THIS DAY, HE TUNED OFFTHE COUNTRY STATION AND WAS
  • 00:21:37.953 --> 00:21:39.254
  • THE COUNTRY STATION AND WASTURNING UP TO THE CHANNELS
  • 00:21:39.254 --> 00:21:41.189
  • TURNING UP TO THE CHANNELSIN THE 170S TO LISTEN TO A
  • 00:21:41.189 --> 00:21:42.324
  • IN THE 170S TO LISTEN TO ABALLGAME, JUST TAKE
  • 00:21:42.324 --> 00:21:43.658
  • BALLGAME, JUST TAKEHIS MIND OFF OF IT.
  • 00:21:43.658 --> 00:21:44.993
  • HIS MIND OFF OF IT.BUT WHEN HIS RADIO CAME
  • 00:21:44.993 --> 00:21:47.529
  • BUT WHEN HIS RADIO CAMEACROSS CHANNEL 128, OUR
  • 00:21:47.529 --> 00:21:48.463
  • ACROSS CHANNEL 128, OURCHANNEL THAT PLAYS OUR
  • 00:21:48.463 --> 00:21:49.965
  • CHANNEL THAT PLAYS OURMESSAGES ALL DAY LONG,
  • 00:21:49.965 --> 00:21:51.733
  • MESSAGES ALL DAY LONG,THE RADIO GOT STUCK.
  • 00:21:51.733 --> 00:21:52.768
  • THE RADIO GOT STUCK.HE PUSHED BUTTON
  • 00:21:52.768 --> 00:21:54.336
  • HE PUSHED BUTTONAFTER BUTTON AFTER BUTTON,
  • 00:21:54.336 --> 00:21:55.837
  • AFTER BUTTON AFTER BUTTON,NOTHING WOULD LET IT CHANGE.
  • 00:21:55.837 --> 00:21:57.339
  • NOTHING WOULD LET IT CHANGE.TURNED THE RADIO OFF,
  • 00:21:57.339 --> 00:21:58.940
  • TURNED THE RADIO OFF,BACK ON, TRIED EVERYTHING.
  • 00:21:58.940 --> 00:22:00.409
  • BACK ON, TRIED EVERYTHING.NO MATTER WHAT HE DID, HE
  • 00:22:00.409 --> 00:22:01.977
  • NO MATTER WHAT HE DID, HECOULDN'T GET IT OFF OF 128.
  • 00:22:01.977 --> 00:22:04.646
  • COULDN'T GET IT OFF OF 128.HE WAS SO FRUSTRATED, HE
  • 00:22:04.646 --> 00:22:06.648
  • HE WAS SO FRUSTRATED, HETHOUGHT, "WHO IS THIS GUY?
  • 00:22:06.648 --> 00:22:07.282
  • THOUGHT, "WHO IS THIS GUY?I DON'T WANT TO HEAR
  • 00:22:07.282 --> 00:22:08.383
  • I DON'T WANT TO HEARSOME MINISTER."
  • 00:22:08.383 --> 00:22:09.851
  • SOME MINISTER."HE STARTED LISTENING.
  • 00:22:09.851 --> 00:22:11.286
  • HE STARTED LISTENING.I WAS TALKING ABOUT HOW GOD
  • 00:22:11.286 --> 00:22:13.021
  • I WAS TALKING ABOUT HOW GODCAN RESTORE THINGS, HOW HE
  • 00:22:13.021 --> 00:22:14.156
  • CAN RESTORE THINGS, HOW HEHAS US IN THE PALM OF HIS
  • 00:22:14.156 --> 00:22:15.724
  • HAS US IN THE PALM OF HISHAND, HOW OUR BEST DAYS
  • 00:22:15.724 --> 00:22:16.892
  • HAND, HOW OUR BEST DAYSARE STILL IN FRONT OF US.
  • 00:22:16.892 --> 00:22:18.393
  • ARE STILL IN FRONT OF US.HE COULDN'T TURN IT OFF.
  • 00:22:18.393 --> 00:22:19.995
  • HE COULDN'T TURN IT OFF.FOR THE NEXT HOUR, THOSE
  • 00:22:19.995 --> 00:22:21.663
  • FOR THE NEXT HOUR, THOSEWORDS OF FAITH BREATHED NEW
  • 00:22:21.663 --> 00:22:23.932
  • WORDS OF FAITH BREATHED NEWLIFE BACK INTO HIS SPIRIT.
  • 00:22:23.932 --> 00:22:25.667
  • LIFE BACK INTO HIS SPIRIT.AT THE END, HE GAVE HIS LIFE
  • 00:22:25.667 --> 00:22:26.568
  • AT THE END, HE GAVE HIS LIFETO CHRIST, IT WAS
  • 00:22:26.568 --> 00:22:27.803
  • TO CHRIST, IT WASA NEW BEGINNING.
  • 00:22:27.803 --> 00:22:29.738
  • A NEW BEGINNING.HE WENT BACK HOME, GOD BEGAN
  • 00:22:29.738 --> 00:22:31.440
  • HE WENT BACK HOME, GOD BEGANTO RESTORE HIS MARRIAGE.
  • 00:22:31.440 --> 00:22:32.774
  • TO RESTORE HIS MARRIAGE.TODAY, HE AND HIS WIFE
  • 00:22:32.774 --> 00:22:33.475
  • TODAY, HE AND HIS WIFEARE BACK TOGETHER.
  • 00:22:33.475 --> 00:22:34.843
  • ARE BACK TOGETHER.BUT THAT WASN'T
  • 00:22:34.843 --> 00:22:35.644
  • BUT THAT WASN'TA COINCIDENCE,
  • 00:22:35.644 --> 00:22:36.912
  • A COINCIDENCE,WASN'T A LUCKY BREAK.
  • 00:22:36.912 --> 00:22:39.047
  • WASN'T A LUCKY BREAK.IT WAS GOD PULLING STRINGS.
  • 00:22:39.047 --> 00:22:40.382
  • IT WAS GOD PULLING STRINGS.GOD HAD A STRING ON HIS
  • 00:22:40.382 --> 00:22:41.683
  • GOD HAD A STRING ON HISRADIO, WOULDN'T LET IT
  • 00:22:41.683 --> 00:22:42.684
  • RADIO, WOULDN'T LET ITCHANGE THE CHANNEL.
  • 00:22:42.684 --> 00:22:43.652
  • CHANGE THE CHANNEL.A STRING ON HIM,
  • 00:22:43.652 --> 00:22:45.220
  • A STRING ON HIM,PULLING HIM BACK.
  • 00:22:45.220 --> 00:22:46.455
  • PULLING HIM BACK.HE SAID, "JOEL, I GUESS GOD
  • 00:22:46.455 --> 00:22:48.223
  • HE SAID, "JOEL, I GUESS GODWAS TELLING ME, 'SINCE YOU
  • 00:22:48.223 --> 00:22:49.825
  • WAS TELLING ME, 'SINCE YOUWON'T GO TO ME, I'M GOING
  • 00:22:49.825 --> 00:22:51.293
  • WON'T GO TO ME, I'M GOINGTO COME TO YOU.'"
  • 00:22:51.293 --> 00:22:53.295
  • TO COME TO YOU.'"MAYBE YOU'RE HEARING THIS
  • 00:22:53.295 --> 00:22:54.629
  • MAYBE YOU'RE HEARING THISBECAUSE GOD HAS A STRING ON
  • 00:22:54.629 --> 00:22:56.498
  • BECAUSE GOD HAS A STRING ONYOU, HE'S PULLING YOU BACK.
  • 00:22:56.498 --> 00:22:57.999
  • YOU, HE'S PULLING YOU BACK.IT'S NOT A COINCIDENCE.
  • 00:22:57.999 --> 00:22:59.468
  • IT'S NOT A COINCIDENCE.HE'S SAYING, "I HAVE
  • 00:22:59.468 --> 00:23:01.102
  • HE'S SAYING, "I HAVEA PLAN FOR YOUR LIFE.
  • 00:23:01.102 --> 00:23:01.837
  • A PLAN FOR YOUR LIFE.I'M BIGGER THAN
  • 00:23:01.837 --> 00:23:03.038
  • I'M BIGGER THANWHAT YOU'RE FACING.
  • 00:23:03.038 --> 00:23:04.239
  • WHAT YOU'RE FACING.YOU'VE TRIED IT ON YOUR OWN;
  • 00:23:04.239 --> 00:23:05.474
  • YOU'VE TRIED IT ON YOUR OWN;COME TO ME.
  • 00:23:05.474 --> 00:23:06.241
  • COME TO ME.I'LL HELP YOU,
  • 00:23:06.241 --> 00:23:07.809
  • I'LL HELP YOU,I'LL WORK IT OUT."
  • 00:23:07.809 --> 00:23:09.377
  • I'LL WORK IT OUT."ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS SAY,
  • 00:23:09.377 --> 00:23:10.512
  • ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS SAY,"GOD, MY LIFE IS
  • 00:23:10.512 --> 00:23:11.580
  • "GOD, MY LIFE ISIN YOUR HANDS.
  • 00:23:11.580 --> 00:23:13.748
  • IN YOUR HANDS.I'M TURNING IT OVER TO YOU."
  • 00:23:13.748 --> 00:23:15.250
  • I'M TURNING IT OVER TO YOU."WHEN YOU TRUST GOD WITH YOUR
  • 00:23:15.250 --> 00:23:17.085
  • WHEN YOU TRUST GOD WITH YOURFUTURE, HE'LL TAKE YOU WHERE
  • 00:23:17.085 --> 00:23:18.220
  • FUTURE, HE'LL TAKE YOU WHEREYOU COULDN'T GO ON YOUR OWN,
  • 00:23:18.220 --> 00:23:21.156
  • YOU COULDN'T GO ON YOUR OWN,AND LIKE THIS MAN, GOD IS
  • 00:23:21.156 --> 00:23:23.391
  • AND LIKE THIS MAN, GOD ISABOUT TO PULL SOME STRINGS.
  • 00:23:23.391 --> 00:23:24.726
  • ABOUT TO PULL SOME STRINGS.THINGS YOU'VE BEEN TRYING TO
  • 00:23:24.726 --> 00:23:26.728
  • THINGS YOU'VE BEEN TRYING TOMAKE HAPPEN, A LOVED ONE OFF
  • 00:23:26.728 --> 00:23:27.929
  • MAKE HAPPEN, A LOVED ONE OFFCOURSE, THEY WON'T LISTEN
  • 00:23:27.929 --> 00:23:29.130
  • COURSE, THEY WON'T LISTENTO YOU, DON'T WORRY,
  • 00:23:29.130 --> 00:23:31.066
  • TO YOU, DON'T WORRY,GOD HAS A STRING ON THEM.
  • 00:23:31.066 --> 00:23:32.734
  • GOD HAS A STRING ON THEM.HE'S ABOUT TO PULL THEM BACK.
  • 00:23:32.734 --> 00:23:34.135
  • HE'S ABOUT TO PULL THEM BACK.AS FOR YOU AND YOUR HOUSE,
  • 00:23:34.135 --> 00:23:36.238
  • AS FOR YOU AND YOUR HOUSE,YOU WILL SERVE THE LORD.
  • 00:23:36.238 --> 00:23:38.073
  • YOU WILL SERVE THE LORD.DOORS YOU COULDN'T OPEN,
  • 00:23:38.073 --> 00:23:39.941
  • DOORS YOU COULDN'T OPEN,YOU TRIED, YOU DID YOUR BEST.
  • 00:23:39.941 --> 00:23:41.710
  • YOU TRIED, YOU DID YOUR BEST.DON'T WORRY, GOD HAS A STRING
  • 00:23:41.710 --> 00:23:43.378
  • DON'T WORRY, GOD HAS A STRINGON THOSE DOORS, A STRING
  • 00:23:43.378 --> 00:23:44.513
  • ON THOSE DOORS, A STRINGON YOUR FINANCES.
  • 00:23:44.513 --> 00:23:45.313
  • ON YOUR FINANCES.HE'S ABOUT TO BRING
  • 00:23:45.313 --> 00:23:47.415
  • HE'S ABOUT TO BRINGPROMOTION, OPPORTUNITY,
  • 00:23:47.415 --> 00:23:48.250
  • PROMOTION, OPPORTUNITY,INCREASE YOU
  • 00:23:48.250 --> 00:23:49.284
  • INCREASE YOUDIDN'T SEE COMING.
  • 00:23:49.284 --> 00:23:50.452
  • DIDN'T SEE COMING.YOU'RE GOING TO KNOW IT'S
  • 00:23:50.452 --> 00:23:51.653
  • YOU'RE GOING TO KNOW IT'STHE OUTSTRETCHED HAND
  • 00:23:51.653 --> 00:23:53.688
  • THE OUTSTRETCHED HANDOF GOD PULLING STRINGS.
  • 00:23:53.688 --> 00:23:54.956
  • OF GOD PULLING STRINGS.QUIT WORRYING,
  • 00:23:54.956 --> 00:23:56.391
  • QUIT WORRYING,QUIT LIVING STRESSED.
  • 00:23:56.391 --> 00:23:58.260
  • QUIT LIVING STRESSED.GOD HAS A STRING ON
  • 00:23:58.260 --> 00:24:00.095
  • GOD HAS A STRING ONEVERYTHING ON YOUR STAGE.
  • 00:24:00.095 --> 00:24:02.330
  • EVERYTHING ON YOUR STAGE.RIGHT NOW, HE IS WORKING OUT
  • 00:24:02.330 --> 00:24:04.466
  • RIGHT NOW, HE IS WORKING OUTHIS PURPOSE FOR YOUR LIFE.
  • 00:24:04.466 --> 00:24:06.334
  • HIS PURPOSE FOR YOUR LIFE.LIVE FROM A PLACE OF REST
  • 00:24:06.334 --> 00:24:07.969
  • LIVE FROM A PLACE OF RESTKNOWING THAT YOUR LIFE HAS
  • 00:24:07.969 --> 00:24:10.272
  • KNOWING THAT YOUR LIFE HASBEEN DIVINELY ORCHESTRATED.
  • 00:24:10.272 --> 00:24:12.107
  • BEEN DIVINELY ORCHESTRATED.IF YOU'LL DO THIS, I BELIEVE
  • 00:24:12.107 --> 00:24:15.243
  • IF YOU'LL DO THIS, I BELIEVEAND DECLARE LIKE JOB, NOTHING
  • 00:24:15.243 --> 00:24:17.279
  • AND DECLARE LIKE JOB, NOTHINGOR NO ONE IS GOING TO STOP
  • 00:24:17.279 --> 00:24:18.914
  • OR NO ONE IS GOING TO STOPYOUR PURPOSE, IN JESUS'S
  • 00:24:18.914 --> 00:24:20.715
  • YOUR PURPOSE, IN JESUS'SNAME, AND IF YOU RECEIVE IT,
  • 00:24:20.715 --> 00:24:21.983
  • NAME, AND IF YOU RECEIVE IT,CAN YOU SAY AMEN TODAY?
  • 00:24:21.983 --> 00:24:24.319
  • CAN YOU SAY AMEN TODAY?WELL, I'D LIKE TO GIVE YOU
  • 00:24:24.319 --> 00:24:25.954
  • WELL, I'D LIKE TO GIVE YOUAN OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE JESUS
  • 00:24:25.954 --> 00:24:27.489
  • AN OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE JESUSTHE LORD OF YOUR LIFE.
  • 00:24:27.489 --> 00:24:28.957
  • THE LORD OF YOUR LIFE.WOULD YOU PRAY WITH ME?
  • 00:24:28.957 --> 00:24:31.726
  • WOULD YOU PRAY WITH ME?JUST SAY, "LORD JESUS,
  • 00:24:31.726 --> 00:24:34.296
  • JUST SAY, "LORD JESUS,I REPENT OF MY SINS.
  • 00:24:34.296 --> 00:24:36.331
  • I REPENT OF MY SINS.COME INTO MY HEART.
  • 00:24:36.331 --> 00:24:37.432
  • COME INTO MY HEART.I MAKE YOU MY LORD
  • 00:24:37.432 --> 00:24:39.568
  • I MAKE YOU MY LORDAND SAVIOR."
  • 00:24:39.568 --> 00:24:40.335
  • AND SAVIOR."FRIENDS, IF YOU PRAYED THAT
  • 00:24:40.335 --> 00:24:42.003
  • FRIENDS, IF YOU PRAYED THATSIMPLE PRAYER, WE BELIEVE
  • 00:24:42.003 --> 00:24:43.538
  • SIMPLE PRAYER, WE BELIEVEYOU GOT BORN AGAIN.
  • 00:24:43.538 --> 00:24:44.172
  • YOU GOT BORN AGAIN.GET IN A GOOD,
  • 00:24:44.172 --> 00:24:45.574
  • GET IN A GOOD,BIBLE BASED CHURCH.
  • 00:24:45.574 --> 00:24:47.142
  • BIBLE BASED CHURCH.KEEP GOD FIRST PLACE.
  • 00:24:47.142 --> 00:24:48.009
  • KEEP GOD FIRST PLACE.HE'S GOING TO TAKE YOU WHERE
  • 00:24:48.009 --> 00:24:48.843
  • HE'S GOING TO TAKE YOU WHEREYOU'VE NEVER DREAMED.
  • 00:24:48.843 --> 00:24:49.811
  • YOU'VE NEVER DREAMED.VICTORIA AND I WILL BE
  • 00:24:49.811 --> 00:24:50.812
  • VICTORIA AND I WILL BERIGHT BACK TO SPEAK
  • 00:24:50.812 --> 00:24:52.614
  • .
  • 00:24:54.082 --> 00:24:54.783
  • .>ANNCR: AS A THANK YOU FOR YOUR
  • 00:24:54.783 --> 00:24:55.884
  • >ANNCR: AS A THANK YOU FOR YOURSUPPORT OF OUR MINISTRY THIS
  • 00:24:55.884 --> 00:24:57.652
  • SUPPORT OF OUR MINISTRY THISMONTH, JOEL AND VICTORIA WOULD
  • 00:24:57.652 --> 00:24:58.620
  • MONTH, JOEL AND VICTORIA WOULDLIKE TO SEND YOU A COPY OF
  • 00:24:58.620 --> 00:25:00.021
  • LIKE TO SEND YOU A COPY OFJOEL'S NEW DEVOTIONAL,
  • 00:25:00.021 --> 00:25:02.691
  • JOEL'S NEW DEVOTIONAL,"GOD'S BEST FOR YOU".
  • 00:25:02.691 --> 00:25:03.391
  • "GOD'S BEST FOR YOU".>VICTORIA: GOD HAS AMAZING
  • 00:25:03.391 --> 00:25:04.659
  • >VICTORIA: GOD HAS AMAZINGTHINGS IN YOUR FUTURE.
  • 00:25:04.659 --> 00:25:05.627
  • THINGS IN YOUR FUTURE.WHEN YOU TAKE THE LIMITS
  • 00:25:05.627 --> 00:25:06.795
  • WHEN YOU TAKE THE LIMITSOFF OF HIM AND PRAY BOLD
  • 00:25:06.795 --> 00:25:08.096
  • OFF OF HIM AND PRAY BOLDPRAYERS, YOU'RE GOING TO
  • 00:25:08.096 --> 00:25:09.698
  • PRAYERS, YOU'RE GOING TOSEE UNCOMMON BLESSINGS,
  • 00:25:09.698 --> 00:25:11.166
  • SEE UNCOMMON BLESSINGS,UNUSUAL INCREASE,
  • 00:25:11.166 --> 00:25:12.667
  • UNUSUAL INCREASE,AND UNPRECEDENTED FAVOR.
  • 00:25:12.667 --> 00:25:13.568
  • AND UNPRECEDENTED FAVOR.HE'S GOING TO TAKE YOU
  • 00:25:13.568 --> 00:25:14.469
  • HE'S GOING TO TAKE YOUFURTHER THAN YOU'VE EVER
  • 00:25:14.469 --> 00:25:15.403
  • FURTHER THAN YOU'VE EVERDREAMED.
  • 00:25:15.403 --> 00:25:16.171
  • DREAMED.>JOEL: THIS DEVOTIONAL IS
  • 00:25:16.171 --> 00:25:17.339
  • >JOEL: THIS DEVOTIONAL ISFILLED WITH ENCOURAGEMENT
  • 00:25:17.339 --> 00:25:18.640
  • FILLED WITH ENCOURAGEMENTAND INSPIRATION.
  • 00:25:18.640 --> 00:25:20.108
  • AND INSPIRATION.REQUEST YOUR COPY TODAY.
  • 00:25:20.108 --> 00:25:20.976
  • REQUEST YOUR COPY TODAY.IT WILL HELP YOU LIVE THE
  • 00:25:20.976 --> 00:25:22.210
  • IT WILL HELP YOU LIVE THEBEST LIFE THAT BELONGS TO
  • 00:25:22.210 --> 00:25:23.912
  • BEST LIFE THAT BELONGS TOYOU.
  • 00:25:23.912 --> 00:25:24.546
  • YOU.>RUSTY: WE ARE RUSTY AND SHERYL
  • 00:25:24.546 --> 00:25:26.381
  • >RUSTY: WE ARE RUSTY AND SHERYLCARBAUGH. OUR STORY IS ABOUT
  • 00:25:26.381 --> 00:25:27.649
  • CARBAUGH. OUR STORY IS ABOUTNEVER GIVING UP AND NEVER
  • 00:25:27.649 --> 00:25:29.351
  • NEVER GIVING UP AND NEVERLOSING HOPE.
  • 00:25:29.351 --> 00:25:30.418
  • LOSING HOPE.BY THE AGE OF 20, I WAS A
  • 00:25:30.418 --> 00:25:32.220
  • BY THE AGE OF 20, I WAS AFULL BLOWN JUNKIE, ALCOHOLIC.
  • 00:25:32.220 --> 00:25:34.556
  • FULL BLOWN JUNKIE, ALCOHOLIC.STUFF GOT OUT OF CONTROL.
  • 00:25:34.556 --> 00:25:35.390
  • STUFF GOT OUT OF CONTROL.THEN I END UP GOING TO PRISON
  • 00:25:35.390 --> 00:25:37.092
  • THEN I END UP GOING TO PRISONFACING 25 YEARS AT 23 YEARS
  • 00:25:37.092 --> 00:25:40.028
  • FACING 25 YEARS AT 23 YEARSOLD. AND I WAS AN ATHIEST.
  • 00:25:40.028 --> 00:25:40.662
  • OLD. AND I WAS AN ATHIEST.> SHERYL: WE WERE TWO BROKEN
  • 00:25:40.662 --> 00:25:41.896
  • > SHERYL: WE WERE TWO BROKENPEOPLE THAT GOD BROUGHT
  • 00:25:41.896 --> 00:25:43.798
  • PEOPLE THAT GOD BROUGHTTOGETHER AND WE GOT MARRIED.
  • 00:25:43.798 --> 00:25:45.100
  • TOGETHER AND WE GOT MARRIED.IT FELT LIKE GOD WANTED US TO
  • 00:25:45.100 --> 00:25:47.002
  • IT FELT LIKE GOD WANTED US TOCOME TO HOUSTON. RUSTY GOT A
  • 00:25:47.002 --> 00:25:48.503
  • COME TO HOUSTON. RUSTY GOT AJOB OFFER. UNFORTUNATELY,
  • 00:25:48.503 --> 00:25:50.405
  • JOB OFFER. UNFORTUNATELY,THAT JOB OFFER DIDN'T PAN OUT.
  • 00:25:50.405 --> 00:25:52.007
  • THAT JOB OFFER DIDN'T PAN OUT.WE RAN OUT OF MONEY AND
  • 00:25:52.007 --> 00:25:53.141
  • WE RAN OUT OF MONEY ANDUNFORTUNATELY WE HAD TO
  • 00:25:53.141 --> 00:25:55.877
  • UNFORTUNATELY WE HAD TOLIVE IN OUR CAR.
  • 00:25:55.877 --> 00:25:56.645
  • LIVE IN OUR CAR.SO THERE WOULD BE SOME NIGHTS
  • 00:25:56.645 --> 00:25:57.912
  • SO THERE WOULD BE SOME NIGHTSWE'D WANT TO GIVE UP AND WE
  • 00:25:57.912 --> 00:25:59.547
  • WE'D WANT TO GIVE UP AND WEWOULD JUST SIT IN THE CAR AND
  • 00:25:59.547 --> 00:26:01.249
  • WOULD JUST SIT IN THE CAR ANDI WOULD GET MY CELL PHONE AND
  • 00:26:01.249 --> 00:26:02.350
  • I WOULD GET MY CELL PHONE ANDI WOULD PUT IT ON THE AIR
  • 00:26:02.350 --> 00:26:03.885
  • I WOULD PUT IT ON THE AIRCONDITIONER BUTTON AND WE
  • 00:26:03.885 --> 00:26:04.953
  • CONDITIONER BUTTON AND WEWOULD JUST LISTEN TO PASTOR
  • 00:26:04.953 --> 00:26:06.788
  • WOULD JUST LISTEN TO PASTORJOEL AND IT WOULD ENCOURAGE US.
  • 00:26:06.788 --> 00:26:08.223
  • JOEL AND IT WOULD ENCOURAGE US.NO MATTER WHAT WAS GOING ON
  • 00:26:08.223 --> 00:26:09.658
  • NO MATTER WHAT WAS GOING ONAROUND US, INSIDE OF OUR CAR
  • 00:26:09.658 --> 00:26:11.893
  • AROUND US, INSIDE OF OUR CARWAS HOPE.
  • 00:26:11.893 --> 00:26:12.827
  • WAS HOPE.> RUSTY: I VOLUNTEERED DURING
  • 00:26:12.827 --> 00:26:14.062
  • > RUSTY: I VOLUNTEERED DURINGHARVEY AND WE DIDN'T HAVE A
  • 00:26:14.062 --> 00:26:16.064
  • HARVEY AND WE DIDN'T HAVE AHOME AND WE'RE TRYING TO HELP
  • 00:26:16.064 --> 00:26:18.199
  • HOME AND WE'RE TRYING TO HELPOTHERS THAT LOST THEIR HOME.
  • 00:26:18.199 --> 00:26:20.802
  • OTHERS THAT LOST THEIR HOME.JUST TO SEE WHAT GOD CAN DO
  • 00:26:20.802 --> 00:26:23.405
  • JUST TO SEE WHAT GOD CAN DOWITH SOMEBODY LIKE ME THAT WAS
  • 00:26:23.405 --> 00:26:24.706
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  • AND LISTENING.LORD, I THANK YOU THAT
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  • LORD, I THANK YOU THATYOUR FAVOR IS ON THEM
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