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Trusting When You Don't Understand

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July 26, 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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Trusting When You Don't Understand

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  • .> (MUSIC PLAYING)
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  • > (MUSIC PLAYING).
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  • .> JOEL: GOD BLESS YOU,
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  • > JOEL: GOD BLESS YOU,IT'S GREAT TO HAVE YOU
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  • IT'S GREAT TO HAVE YOUWITH US TODAY. WE ARE
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  • WITH US TODAY. WE AREPRAYING FOR YOU AND YOUR
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  • PRAYING FOR YOU AND YOURFAMILY.
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  • FAMILY.I HOPE YOU'LL STAY CONNECTED
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  • I HOPE YOU'LL STAY CONNECTEDWITH US DURING THE WEEK,
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  • WITH US DURING THE WEEK,THROUGH OUR PODCAST,
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  • THROUGH OUR PODCAST,YOUTUBE CHANNEL, SIRIUS XM,
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  • YOUTUBE CHANNEL, SIRIUS XM,SOCIAL MEDIA.
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  • SOCIAL MEDIA.WE WANT TO KEEP YOU INSPIRED
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  • WE WANT TO KEEP YOU INSPIREDAND ENCOURAGED, BUT THANKS
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  • AND ENCOURAGED, BUT THANKSFOR TUNING IN.
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  • FOR TUNING IN.I LIKE TO START WITH
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  • I LIKE TO START WITHSOMETHING FUNNY.
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  • SOMETHING FUNNY.I HEARD ABOUT THIS PASTOR.
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  • I HEARD ABOUT THIS PASTOR.HE WAS RAISING FUNDS FOR A
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  • HE WAS RAISING FUNDS FOR ANEW AUDITORIUM. HE SAID TO
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  • NEW AUDITORIUM. HE SAID TOTHE CONGREGATION, "ANYONE
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  • THE CONGREGATION, "ANYONETHAT WILL GIVE A THOUSAND
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  • THAT WILL GIVE A THOUSANDDOLLARS CAN PICK OUT THE
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  • DOLLARS CAN PICK OUT THENEXT THREE HYMNS."
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  • NEXT THREE HYMNS."A LITTLE OLD LADY IN THE
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  • A LITTLE OLD LADY IN THEBACK RAISED HER HAND AND
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  • BACK RAISED HER HAND ANDSAID, "PASTOR, I'LL DO IT."
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  • SAID, "PASTOR, I'LL DO IT."HE WAS SO EXCITED, HE SAID,
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  • HE WAS SO EXCITED, HE SAID,"THANK YOU SO MUCH. NOW
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  • "THANK YOU SO MUCH. NOWWHICH THREE HYMNS WOULD
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  • WHICH THREE HYMNS WOULDYOU LIKE?"
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  • YOU LIKE?"SHE LOOKED OVER THE
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  • SHE LOOKED OVER THECONGREGATION AND SAID,
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  • CONGREGATION AND SAID,"I'LL TAKE HIM AND HIM
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  • "I'LL TAKE HIM AND HIMAND HIM."
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  • AND HIM."SAY IT LIKE YOU MEAN IT.
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  • SAY IT LIKE YOU MEAN IT.THIS IS MY BIBLE.
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  • THIS IS MY BIBLE.I AM WHAT IT SAYS I AM.
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  • I AM WHAT IT SAYS I AM.I HAVE WHAT IT SAYS I HAVE.
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  • I HAVE WHAT IT SAYS I HAVE.I CAN DO WHAT IT SAYS
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  • I CAN DO WHAT IT SAYSI CAN DO.
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  • 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:
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  • I BOLDLY CONFESS:MY MIND IS ALERT.
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  • MY MIND IS ALERT.MY HEART IS RECEPTIVE.
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  • IN JESUS' NAME.
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  • IN JESUS' 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 TRUSTING WHEN YOU
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  • WE ALL GO THROUGH THINGS IN
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  • WE ALL GO THROUGH THINGS INLIFE THAT DON'T MAKE SENSE.
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  • LIFE THAT DON'T MAKE SENSE.A FRIEND WALKED OUT OF A
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  • A FRIEND WALKED OUT OF ARELATIONSHIP, THE COMPANY IS
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  • RELATIONSHIP, THE COMPANY ISDOWNSIZING, AND THEY DON'T
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  • DOWNSIZING, AND THEY DON'TNEED US ANYMORE.
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  • NEED US ANYMORE.WE WERE BEING OUR BEST THEN
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  • WE WERE BEING OUR BEST THENTHIS PANDEMIC HIT, BUSINESS
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  • THIS PANDEMIC HIT, BUSINESSWENT DOWN, CHILDREN CAN'T GO
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  • WENT DOWN, CHILDREN CAN'T GOTO SCHOOL, DREAMS ARE PUT ON
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  • TO SCHOOL, DREAMS ARE PUT ONHOLD.
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  • HOLD.SOMETIMES IT FEELS LIKE
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  • SOMETIMES IT FEELS LIKEWE'RE GOING BACKWARDS.
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  • WE'RE GOING BACKWARDS.IT'S EASY TO LIVE FRUSTRATED
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  • IT'S EASY TO LIVE FRUSTRATEDAND THINK, "GOD WHY IS THIS
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  • AND THINK, "GOD WHY IS THISHAPPENING?"
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  • HAPPENING?"BUT WE'RE NOT GOING TO
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  • BUT WE'RE NOT GOING TOUNDERSTAND EVERYTHING THAT
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  • UNDERSTAND EVERYTHING THATHAPPENS.
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  • HAPPENS.GOD'S WAYS ARE NOT OUR WAYS.
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  • GOD'S WAYS ARE NOT OUR WAYS.HE CAN SEE THINGS THAT WE
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  • HE CAN SEE THINGS THAT WECAN'T SEE.
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  • CAN'T SEE.JUST BECAUSE IT'S NOT FAIR
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  • JUST BECAUSE IT'S NOT FAIRDOESN'T MEAN GOD IS NOT IN
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  • DOESN'T MEAN GOD IS NOT INCONTROL.
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  • CONTROL.YOUR STEPS ARE BEING ORDERED
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  • YOUR STEPS ARE BEING ORDEREDBY THE LORD.
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  • BY THE LORD.IF HE ALLOWED IT TO HAPPEN,
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  • IF HE ALLOWED IT TO HAPPEN,HE'S GOING TO BRING GOOD OUT
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  • HE'S GOING TO BRING GOOD OUTOF IT.
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  • OF IT.HE PROMISES ALL THINGS WORK
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  • HE PROMISES ALL THINGS WORKTOGETHER FOR YOUR GOOD.
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  • TOGETHER FOR YOUR GOOD.ON ITS OWN IT MAY NOT BE
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  • ON ITS OWN IT MAY NOT BEGOOD.
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  • GOOD.IT WASN'T FAIR, YOU'RE
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  • IT WASN'T FAIR, YOU'REUNCOMFORTABLE, BUT WHEN IT
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  • UNCOMFORTABLE, BUT WHEN ITALL COMES TOGETHER YOU'RE
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  • ALL COMES TOGETHER YOU'REGOING TO SEE HOW IT WORKS
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  • GOING TO SEE HOW IT WORKSTO YOUR ADVANTAGE.
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  • TO YOUR ADVANTAGE.THE DIFFICULTY, THE DELAY,
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  • THE DIFFICULTY, THE DELAY,THE BETRAYAL WAS ALL
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  • THE BETRAYAL WAS ALLINSTRUMENTAL IN YOU REACHING
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  • INSTRUMENTAL IN YOU REACHINGYOUR DESTINY.
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  • YOUR DESTINY.NONE OF US LIKE BAD BREAKS,
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  • NONE OF US LIKE BAD BREAKS,LOSS, DELAY, BUT WITHOUT
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  • LOSS, DELAY, BUT WITHOUTTHAT DIFFICULTY YOU COULDN'T
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  • THAT DIFFICULTY YOU COULDN'TBECOME WHO YOU WERE CREATED
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  • BECOME WHO YOU WERE CREATEDTO BE.
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  • TO BE.IT MAY LOOK LIKE A DEAD END
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  • IT MAY LOOK LIKE A DEAD ENDBUT REALLY, IT'S SETTING YOU
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  • BUT REALLY, IT'S SETTING YOUUP FOR PROMOTION, THAT DOOR
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  • UP FOR PROMOTION, THAT DOORCLOSED SO A BIGGER DOOR
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  • CLOSED SO A BIGGER DOORCOULD OPEN.
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  • COULD OPEN.THAT PERSON THAT LEFT YOU,
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  • THAT PERSON THAT LEFT YOU,IT WAS HURTFUL, BUT IT
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  • IT WAS HURTFUL, BUT ITWASN'T JUST THEIR CHOICE.
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  • WASN'T JUST THEIR CHOICE.GOD MOVED THEM OUT OF THE
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  • GOD MOVED THEM OUT OF THEWAY SO HE COULD BRING
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  • WAY SO HE COULD BRINGSOMEONE BETTER.
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  • SOMEONE BETTER.THAT STRUGGLE WAS DIFFICULT,
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  • THAT STRUGGLE WAS DIFFICULT,YOU DIDN'T DO ANYTHING WRONG
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  • YOU DIDN'T DO ANYTHING WRONGBUT YOU HAD OPPOSITION AT
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  • BUT YOU HAD OPPOSITION ATWORK, YOUR CHILD WOULDN'T DO
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  • WORK, YOUR CHILD WOULDN'T DOWHAT'S RIGHT; IT WASN'T FAIR
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  • WHAT'S RIGHT; IT WASN'T FAIRBUT WHAT YOU COULDN'T SEE IS
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  • BUT WHAT YOU COULDN'T SEE ISIT WAS GROWING YOU UP,
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  • IT WAS GROWING YOU UP,DEVELOPING YOUR CHARACTER,
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  • DEVELOPING YOUR CHARACTER,GETTING YOU STRONGER, MORE
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  • GETTING YOU STRONGER, MORECONFIDENT, MORE DETERMINED.
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  • CONFIDENT, MORE DETERMINED.WITHOUT IT YOU WOULDN'T BE
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  • WITHOUT IT YOU WOULDN'T BEPREPARED FOR THE BLESSING,
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  • PREPARED FOR THE BLESSING,THE INCREASE, THE NEW LEVELS
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  • THE INCREASE, THE NEW LEVELSTHAT ARE COMING YOUR WAY.
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  • THAT ARE COMING YOUR WAY.YOU MAY NOT UNDERSTAND WHAT
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  • YOU MAY NOT UNDERSTAND WHATYOU'RE GOING THROUGH.
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  • YOU'RE GOING THROUGH.YOU COULD LIVE WORRIED,
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  • YOU COULD LIVE WORRIED,DISCOURAGED.
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  • DISCOURAGED.TRY A NEW APPROACH, "GOD I
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  • TRY A NEW APPROACH, "GOD IDON'T UNDERSTAND IT, BUT I
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  • DON'T UNDERSTAND IT, BUT ITRUST YOU.
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  • TRUST YOU.I KNOW YOU'RE IN CONTROL,
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  • I KNOW YOU'RE IN CONTROL,YOU'RE WORKING ALL THINGS
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  • YOU'RE WORKING ALL THINGSFOR MY GOOD, SO I'M NOT
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  • FOR MY GOOD, SO I'M NOTGOING TO LIVE UPSET, I'M
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  • GOING TO LIVE UPSET, I'MGOING TO STAY IN PEACE
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  • GOING TO STAY IN PEACEKNOWING THAT YOU WILL GET ME
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  • KNOWING THAT YOU WILL GET METO WHERE I'M SUPPOSED TO
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  • TO WHERE I'M SUPPOSED TOBE."
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  • BE."IN JOHN 13, JESUS WAS ABOUT
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  • IN JOHN 13, JESUS WAS ABOUTTO BE CRUCIFIED.
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  • TO BE CRUCIFIED.HE AND HIS DISCIPLES WERE
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  • HE AND HIS DISCIPLES WEREEATING DINNER TOGETHER AT
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  • EATING DINNER TOGETHER ATWHAT WE KNOW AS THE LAST
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  • WHAT WE KNOW AS THE LASTSUPPER.
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  • SUPPER.THESE DISCIPLES HAD SPENT
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  • THESE DISCIPLES HAD SPENTTHE LAST FEW YEARS WITH
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  • THE LAST FEW YEARS WITHJESUS, SEEING INCREDIBLE
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  • JESUS, SEEING INCREDIBLEMIRACLES, HIM HEAL THE SICK,
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  • MIRACLES, HIM HEAL THE SICK,RAISE LAZARUS FROM THE DEAD,
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  • RAISE LAZARUS FROM THE DEAD,FEED THOUSANDS WITH A LITTLE
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  • FEED THOUSANDS WITH A LITTLEBOY'S LUNCH.
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  • BOY'S LUNCH.THEY WERE WITH JESUS WHEN HE
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  • THEY WERE WITH JESUS WHEN HEMADE HIS TRIUMPHANT ENTRY
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  • MADE HIS TRIUMPHANT ENTRYINTO JERUSALEM WITH PEOPLE
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  • INTO JERUSALEM WITH PEOPLELINING THE STREETS,
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  • LINING THE STREETS,SHOUTING, "HOSANNA."
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  • SHOUTING, "HOSANNA."IT WAS AN EXPERIENCE GREATER
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  • IT WAS AN EXPERIENCE GREATERTHAN THEY EVER IMAGINED.
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  • THAN THEY EVER IMAGINED.BUT THAT EVENING AS THEY
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  • BUT THAT EVENING AS THEYGATHERED FOR DINNER, THE
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  • GATHERED FOR DINNER, THEMOOD QUICKLY CHANGED.
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  • MOOD QUICKLY CHANGED.JESUS TOLD THEM HOW HIS HOUR
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  • JESUS TOLD THEM HOW HIS HOURHAD COME AND HOW HE WAS
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  • HAD COME AND HOW HE WASGOING TO BE BETRAYED AND
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  • GOING TO BE BETRAYED ANDCRUCIFIED.
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  • CRUCIFIED.INSTEAD OF PEOPLE
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  • INSTEAD OF PEOPLECELEBRATING, THEY WOULD MOCK
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  • CELEBRATING, THEY WOULD MOCKHIM.
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  • HIM.AFTER DINNER JESUS TOOK A
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  • AFTER DINNER JESUS TOOK ABOWL OF WATER AND A TOWEL,
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  • BOWL OF WATER AND A TOWEL,AND HE WASHED THE DISCIPLE'S
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  • AND HE WASHED THE DISCIPLE'SFEET.
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  • FEET.HE SAID IN VERSE 7, "YOU
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  • HE SAID IN VERSE 7, "YOUDON'T REALIZE NOW WHAT I'M
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  • DON'T REALIZE NOW WHAT I'MDOING, BUT ONE DAY YOU WILL
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  • DOING, BUT ONE DAY YOU WILLUNDERSTAND."
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  • UNDERSTAND."JESUS WAS TELLING THE
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  • JESUS WAS TELLING THEDISCIPLES IN EFFECT, "YOU'RE
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  • DISCIPLES IN EFFECT, "YOU'REGOING TO WALK THROUGH SOME
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  • GOING TO WALK THROUGH SOMETHINGS IN THE DAYS TO COME
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  • THINGS IN THE DAYS TO COMETHAT YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND.
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  • THAT YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND.UP TO THIS POINT, THERE'S
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  • UP TO THIS POINT, THERE'SBEEN PEOPLE CHEERING ME ON,
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  • BEEN PEOPLE CHEERING ME ON,BUT NOW I'M ABOUT TO BE
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  • BUT NOW I'M ABOUT TO BEBETRAYED.
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  • BETRAYED.THERE'S GOING TO BE
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  • THERE'S GOING TO BEOPPOSITION, PERSECUTION, I
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  • OPPOSITION, PERSECUTION, ISAID I WOULD NEVER LEAVE YOU
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  • SAID I WOULD NEVER LEAVE YOUBUT I'M ABOUT TO BE TAKEN
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  • BUT I'M ABOUT TO BE TAKENAWAY."
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  • AWAY."HE KNEW THEY WERE GOING TO
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  • HE KNEW THEY WERE GOING TOFEEL LONELY, CONFUSED,
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  • FEEL LONELY, CONFUSED,AFRAID, SO HE TOLD THEM
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  • AFRAID, SO HE TOLD THEMRIGHT UP FRONT, YOU'RE NOT
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  • RIGHT UP FRONT, YOU'RE NOTGOING TO UNDERSTAND IT NOW,
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  • GOING TO UNDERSTAND IT NOW,BUT ONE DAY YOU WILL.
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  • BUT ONE DAY YOU WILL.LIKE THESE DISCIPLES, THERE
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  • LIKE THESE DISCIPLES, THEREWILL BE TIMES IN LIFE THAT
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  • WILL BE TIMES IN LIFE THATYOU DON'T UNDERSTAND WHAT
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  • YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND WHATGOD IS DOING.
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  • GOD IS DOING.THINGS DON'T MAKE SENSE,
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  • THINGS DON'T MAKE SENSE,TROUBLE, DELAYS, CLOSED
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  • TROUBLE, DELAYS, CLOSEDDOORS, PEOPLE THAT BETRAYED
  • 00:05:04.494 --> 00:05:05.661
  • DOORS, PEOPLE THAT BETRAYEDYOU, PRAYERS THAT HAVEN'T
  • 00:05:05.661 --> 00:05:07.096
  • YOU, PRAYERS THAT HAVEN'TBEEN ANSWERED.
  • 00:05:07.096 --> 00:05:08.931
  • BEEN ANSWERED.IT DOESN'T MAKE SENSE NOW,
  • 00:05:08.931 --> 00:05:10.400
  • IT DOESN'T MAKE SENSE NOW,BUT DON'T WORRY, ONE DAY
  • 00:05:10.400 --> 00:05:12.702
  • BUT DON'T WORRY, ONE DAYYOU'RE GOING TO UNDERSTAND.
  • 00:05:12.702 --> 00:05:14.170
  • YOU'RE GOING TO UNDERSTAND.GOD IS GOING TO CONNECT ALL
  • 00:05:14.170 --> 00:05:15.872
  • GOD IS GOING TO CONNECT ALLTHE DOTS.
  • 00:05:15.872 --> 00:05:17.073
  • THE DOTS.HE DOESN'T ALLOW THINGS THAT
  • 00:05:17.073 --> 00:05:18.241
  • HE DOESN'T ALLOW THINGS THATHE DOESN'T HAVE A PURPOSE
  • 00:05:18.241 --> 00:05:19.409
  • HE DOESN'T HAVE A PURPOSEFOR.
  • 00:05:19.409 --> 00:05:20.576
  • FOR.THAT TROUBLE IS NOT A
  • 00:05:20.576 --> 00:05:22.178
  • THE SICKNESS DIDN'T CATCH
  • 00:05:23.212 --> 00:05:24.580
  • THE SICKNESS DIDN'T CATCHHIM OFF GUARD.
  • 00:05:24.580 --> 00:05:25.815
  • HIM OFF GUARD.THE CHILD GETTING OFF COURSE
  • 00:05:25.815 --> 00:05:27.083
  • THE CHILD GETTING OFF COURSEIS NOT GOING TO STOP HIS
  • 00:05:27.083 --> 00:05:28.551
  • IS NOT GOING TO STOP HISDESTINY.
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  • DESTINY.GOD IS STILL ON THE THRONE.
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  • GOD IS STILL ON THE THRONE.HE'S STILL ORDERING YOUR
  • 00:05:31.554 --> 00:05:32.822
  • HE'S STILL ORDERING YOURSTEPS.
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  • STEPS.YOU CAN'T SEE IT RIGHT NOW
  • 00:05:34.157 --> 00:05:35.925
  • LINING UP THINGS IN YOUR
  • 00:05:37.360 --> 00:05:38.795
  • LINING UP THINGS IN YOURFAVOR.
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  • FAVOR.WHEN IT'S THE RIGHT TIME,
  • 00:05:39.862 --> 00:05:41.364
  • WHEN IT'S THE RIGHT TIME,WHEN IT ALL COMES TOGETHER
  • 00:05:41.364 --> 00:05:42.565
  • WHEN IT ALL COMES TOGETHERIT'S GOING TO WORK FOR YOUR
  • 00:05:42.565 --> 00:05:43.566
  • IT'S GOING TO WORK FOR YOURGOOD.
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  • GOOD.YOU'RE GOING TO SEE THE HAND
  • 00:05:44.500 --> 00:05:45.501
  • YOU'RE GOING TO SEE THE HANDOF GOD.
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  • OF GOD.YOU'LL LOOK BACK AND SAY,
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  • I WOULDN'T HAVE THIS
  • 00:05:49.338 --> 00:05:50.373
  • I WOULDN'T HAVE THISPOSITION.
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  • POSITION.IF THAT DOOR HADN'T OF
  • 00:05:51.841 --> 00:05:52.775
  • IF THAT DOOR HADN'T OFCLOSED, I WOULDN'T HAVE MET
  • 00:05:52.775 --> 00:05:53.876
  • CLOSED, I WOULDN'T HAVE METTHIS PERSON.
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  • THIS PERSON.IF I HADN'T GONE THROUGH
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  • IF I HADN'T GONE THROUGHTHAT DIFFICULTY, I WOULDN'T
  • 00:05:56.145 --> 00:05:57.213
  • THAT DIFFICULTY, I WOULDN'THAVE STEPPED UP TO THIS NEW
  • 00:05:57.213 --> 00:05:58.915
  • HAVE STEPPED UP TO THIS NEWLEVEL."
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  • LEVEL."NOW DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME
  • 00:06:00.249 --> 00:06:01.918
  • NOW DON'T WASTE YOUR TIMETRYING TO FIGURE EVERYTHING
  • 00:06:01.918 --> 00:06:03.119
  • THERE ARE SOME THINGS YOU'RE
  • 00:06:04.020 --> 00:06:05.621
  • THERE ARE SOME THINGS YOU'RENOT SUPPOSED TO UNDERSTAND
  • 00:06:05.621 --> 00:06:07.490
  • NOT SUPPOSED TO UNDERSTANDRIGHT NOW.
  • 00:06:07.490 --> 00:06:08.658
  • RIGHT NOW.WE CAN'T SEE THE PLAN OF
  • 00:06:08.658 --> 00:06:09.692
  • WE CAN'T SEE THE PLAN OFGOD.
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  • GOD.WE CAN'T FATHOM HOW HE DOES
  • 00:06:10.993 --> 00:06:12.128
  • WE CAN'T FATHOM HOW HE DOESTHINGS.
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  • THINGS.WE THINK NATURAL, HE'S
  • 00:06:13.329 --> 00:06:15.031
  • WE THINK NATURAL, HE'SSUPERNATURAL.
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  • SUPERNATURAL.IF YOU'RE ALWAYS TRYING TO
  • 00:06:16.232 --> 00:06:17.333
  • IF YOU'RE ALWAYS TRYING TOFIGURE IT OUT, IT'S GOING TO
  • 00:06:17.333 --> 00:06:18.668
  • FIGURE IT OUT, IT'S GOING TOFRUSTRATE YOU.
  • 00:06:18.668 --> 00:06:20.136
  • FRUSTRATE YOU.INSTEAD OF USING THAT ENERGY
  • 00:06:20.136 --> 00:06:21.704
  • INSTEAD OF USING THAT ENERGYTRYING TO UNDERSTAND WHAT'S
  • 00:06:21.704 --> 00:06:23.172
  • TRYING TO UNDERSTAND WHAT'SHAPPENING, USE IT TO THANK
  • 00:06:23.172 --> 00:06:24.740
  • HAPPENING, USE IT TO THANKGOD THAT HE'S WORKING, THANK
  • 00:06:24.740 --> 00:06:26.542
  • GOD THAT HE'S WORKING, THANKHIM THAT HE'S FIGHTING YOUR
  • 00:06:26.542 --> 00:06:27.577
  • HIM THAT HE'S FIGHTING YOURBATTLES, THANK HIM THAT HE'S
  • 00:06:27.577 --> 00:06:28.778
  • BATTLES, THANK HIM THAT HE'SMAKING CROOKED PLACES
  • 00:06:28.778 --> 00:06:30.279
  • MAKING CROOKED PLACESSTRAIGHT, THANK HIM THAT
  • 00:06:30.279 --> 00:06:31.714
  • STRAIGHT, THANK HIM THATYOU'RE SURROUNDED WITH HIS
  • 00:06:31.714 --> 00:06:33.049
  • YOU'RE SURROUNDED WITH HISFAVOR.
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  • FAVOR.THE SCRIPTURE SAYS, "GOD
  • 00:06:34.851 --> 00:06:36.252
  • THE SCRIPTURE SAYS, "GODWILL WORK OUT HIS PLAN FOR
  • 00:06:36.252 --> 00:06:38.054
  • WILL WORK OUT HIS PLAN FORYOUR LIFE."
  • 00:06:38.054 --> 00:06:38.754
  • YOUR LIFE."YOU DON'T HAVE TO WORK IT
  • 00:06:38.754 --> 00:06:39.555
  • YOU DON'T HAVE TO WORK ITOUT.
  • 00:06:39.555 --> 00:06:40.256
  • OUT.YOU DON'T HAVE TO LIVE
  • 00:06:40.256 --> 00:06:41.524
  • YOU DON'T HAVE TO LIVEFRUSTRATED OVER WHAT'S NOT
  • 00:06:41.524 --> 00:06:43.226
  • FRUSTRATED OVER WHAT'S NOTHAPPENING, DISCOURAGED OVER
  • 00:06:43.226 --> 00:06:45.127
  • HAPPENING, DISCOURAGED OVERDISAPPOINTMENTS, YOU'RE NOT
  • 00:06:45.127 --> 00:06:47.129
  • DISAPPOINTMENTS, YOU'RE NOTDOING LIFE BY YOURSELF.
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  • DOING LIFE BY YOURSELF.THE CREATOR OF THE UNIVERSE
  • 00:06:48.498 --> 00:06:49.665
  • THE CREATOR OF THE UNIVERSEIS BREATHING IN YOUR
  • 00:06:49.665 --> 00:06:51.300
  • IS BREATHING IN YOURDIRECTION.
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  • DIRECTION.YOU KEEP HONORING HIM AND
  • 00:06:52.235 --> 00:06:54.070
  • YOU KEEP HONORING HIM ANDHE'LL OPEN THE RIGHT DOORS,
  • 00:06:54.070 --> 00:06:55.071
  • HE'LL OPEN THE RIGHT DOORS,HE'LL BRING THE RIGHT
  • 00:06:55.071 --> 00:06:56.706
  • HE'LL BRING THE RIGHTPEOPLE, HE'LL TURN NEGATIVE
  • 00:06:56.706 --> 00:06:58.074
  • PEOPLE, HE'LL TURN NEGATIVESITUATIONS AROUND.
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  • SITUATIONS AROUND.HE'LL MAKE THINGS HAPPEN
  • 00:06:59.242 --> 00:07:00.443
  • HE'LL MAKE THINGS HAPPENTHAT YOU COULDN'T MAKE
  • 00:07:00.443 --> 00:07:01.644
  • THAT YOU COULDN'T MAKEHAPPEN.
  • 00:07:01.644 --> 00:07:02.945
  • HAPPEN.HIS PLAN FOR YOUR LIFE IS
  • 00:07:02.945 --> 00:07:05.181
  • HIS PLAN FOR YOUR LIFE ISMUCH BIGGER THAN YOUR OWN.
  • 00:07:05.181 --> 00:07:06.282
  • MUCH BIGGER THAN YOUR OWN.IF YOU'RE GOING TO STAY IN
  • 00:07:06.282 --> 00:07:07.950
  • IF YOU'RE GOING TO STAY INFAITH YOU HAVE TO LEARN TO
  • 00:07:07.950 --> 00:07:08.918
  • FAITH YOU HAVE TO LEARN TOTRUST WHEN YOU DON'T
  • 00:07:08.918 --> 00:07:10.286
  • AFTER JESUS WAS CRUCIFIED,
  • 00:07:12.221 --> 00:07:13.856
  • AFTER JESUS WAS CRUCIFIED,I'M SURE THE DISCIPLES
  • 00:07:13.856 --> 00:07:15.391
  • I'M SURE THE DISCIPLESTHOUGHT, "WAS HE REALLY THE
  • 00:07:15.391 --> 00:07:16.726
  • THOUGHT, "WAS HE REALLY THESON OF GOD?
  • 00:07:16.726 --> 00:07:17.560
  • SON OF GOD?DID WE WASTE OUR TIME WITH
  • 00:07:17.560 --> 00:07:18.895
  • DID WE WASTE OUR TIME WITHHIM?
  • 00:07:18.895 --> 00:07:19.562
  • HIM?I THOUGHT HE SAID HE WOULD
  • 00:07:19.562 --> 00:07:20.830
  • I THOUGHT HE SAID HE WOULDNEVER LEAVE US."
  • 00:07:20.830 --> 00:07:22.164
  • NEVER LEAVE US."THERE WAS A TIME OF DOUBT,
  • 00:07:22.164 --> 00:07:23.966
  • THERE WAS A TIME OF DOUBT,CONFUSION, WHERE IT LOOKED
  • 00:07:23.966 --> 00:07:26.168
  • CONFUSION, WHERE IT LOOKEDLIKE JESUS ABANDONED THEM.
  • 00:07:26.168 --> 00:07:27.503
  • LIKE JESUS ABANDONED THEM.BUT AS TIME WENT ON, THEY
  • 00:07:27.503 --> 00:07:28.771
  • BUT AS TIME WENT ON, THEYBEGAN TO REALIZE THE
  • 00:07:28.771 --> 00:07:30.506
  • BEGAN TO REALIZE THECRUCIFIXION WAS A PART OF
  • 00:07:30.506 --> 00:07:32.675
  • CRUCIFIXION WAS A PART OFGOD'S PLAN, JUDAS' BETRAYAL
  • 00:07:32.675 --> 00:07:34.577
  • GOD'S PLAN, JUDAS' BETRAYALWAS A PART OF THE PLAN, THE
  • 00:07:34.577 --> 00:07:36.379
  • WAS A PART OF THE PLAN, THEOPPOSITION, THE MOCKING, THE
  • 00:07:36.379 --> 00:07:38.247
  • OPPOSITION, THE MOCKING, THERIDICULE IT ALL HAD TO
  • 00:07:38.247 --> 00:07:39.348
  • IT WAS LEADING TO
  • 00:07:40.316 --> 00:07:42.552
  • IT WAS LEADING TOREDEMPTION, TO SALVATION.
  • 00:07:42.552 --> 00:07:44.587
  • REDEMPTION, TO SALVATION.ARE YOU FRUSTRATED BECAUSE
  • 00:07:44.587 --> 00:07:45.688
  • ARE YOU FRUSTRATED BECAUSEYOU DON'T UNDERSTAND WHAT
  • 00:07:45.688 --> 00:07:47.056
  • YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND WHATGOD IS DOING?
  • 00:07:47.056 --> 00:07:48.491
  • GOD IS DOING?UPSET BECAUSE THAT FRIEND
  • 00:07:48.491 --> 00:07:50.026
  • UPSET BECAUSE THAT FRIENDBETRAYED YOU, DISCOURAGED
  • 00:07:50.026 --> 00:07:52.228
  • BETRAYED YOU, DISCOURAGEDOVER THE CONTRACT YOU LOST?
  • 00:07:52.228 --> 00:07:53.963
  • OVER THE CONTRACT YOU LOST?HOW DO YOU KNOW THAT'S NOT
  • 00:07:53.963 --> 00:07:56.399
  • HOW DO YOU KNOW THAT'S NOTLEADING YOU TO YOUR DESTINY?
  • 00:07:56.399 --> 00:07:57.333
  • LEADING YOU TO YOUR DESTINY?WITHOUT THE BETRAYAL WE
  • 00:07:57.333 --> 00:07:59.235
  • WITHOUT THE BETRAYAL WEWOULDN'T HAVE SALVATION.
  • 00:07:59.235 --> 00:08:00.736
  • WOULDN'T HAVE SALVATION.WITHOUT THAT SITUATION YOU
  • 00:08:00.736 --> 00:08:02.104
  • WITHOUT THAT SITUATION YOUDON'T UNDERSTAND YOU
  • 00:08:02.104 --> 00:08:03.573
  • DON'T UNDERSTAND YOUCOULDN'T SEE THE FULLNESS OF
  • 00:08:03.573 --> 00:08:05.908
  • COULDN'T SEE THE FULLNESS OFWHAT GOD HAS IN STORE.
  • 00:08:05.908 --> 00:08:07.376
  • WHAT GOD HAS IN STORE.SOMETIMES WE'RE TRYING TO
  • 00:08:07.376 --> 00:08:09.111
  • SOMETIMES WE'RE TRYING TOPRAY AWAY WHAT GOD IS GOING
  • 00:08:09.111 --> 00:08:10.646
  • PRAY AWAY WHAT GOD IS GOINGTO USE TO TAKE US TO THE
  • 00:08:10.646 --> 00:08:11.847
  • TO USE TO TAKE US TO THENEXT LEVEL.
  • 00:08:11.847 --> 00:08:13.382
  • NEXT LEVEL.I KNOW IT'S UNCOMFORTABLE,
  • 00:08:13.382 --> 00:08:14.817
  • I KNOW IT'S UNCOMFORTABLE,BUT THE BETRAYALS ARE
  • 00:08:14.817 --> 00:08:15.952
  • BUT THE BETRAYALS ARENECESSARY, THE LONELY NIGHTS
  • 00:08:15.952 --> 00:08:17.987
  • NECESSARY, THE LONELY NIGHTSARE NECESSARY, THE DELAYS,
  • 00:08:17.987 --> 00:08:19.288
  • ARE NECESSARY, THE DELAYS,THE STRUGGLES, IT'S ALL
  • 00:08:19.288 --> 00:08:20.990
  • THE STRUGGLES, IT'S ALLNECESSARY.
  • 00:08:20.990 --> 00:08:22.091
  • NECESSARY.IF JESUS COULDN'T REACH HIS
  • 00:08:22.091 --> 00:08:23.726
  • IF JESUS COULDN'T REACH HISDESTINY WITHOUT THESE THINGS
  • 00:08:23.726 --> 00:08:25.361
  • DESTINY WITHOUT THESE THINGSTHAT DON'T MAKE SENSE, THAT
  • 00:08:25.361 --> 00:08:26.963
  • THAT DON'T MAKE SENSE, THATWEREN'T FAIR, PEOPLE THAT
  • 00:08:26.963 --> 00:08:28.497
  • WEREN'T FAIR, PEOPLE THATDID HIM WRONG, HOW CAN WE
  • 00:08:28.497 --> 00:08:29.832
  • DID HIM WRONG, HOW CAN WEREACH OUR DESTINY WITHOUT
  • 00:08:29.832 --> 00:08:31.367
  • REACH OUR DESTINY WITHOUTTHEM.
  • 00:08:31.367 --> 00:08:32.935
  • THEM.THE WAY TO STAY IN FAITH IS
  • 00:08:32.935 --> 00:08:34.770
  • THE WAY TO STAY IN FAITH ISTO RECOGNIZE IT'S ALL A PART
  • 00:08:34.770 --> 00:08:37.006
  • TO RECOGNIZE IT'S ALL A PARTOF GOD'S PLAN.
  • 00:08:37.006 --> 00:08:38.040
  • OF GOD'S PLAN.IT'S NOT HAPPENING BY
  • 00:08:38.040 --> 00:08:39.408
  • IT'S NOT HAPPENING BYACCIDENT.
  • 00:08:39.408 --> 00:08:40.476
  • ACCIDENT.THE ENEMY DIDN'T SOMEHOW GET
  • 00:08:40.476 --> 00:08:42.478
  • THE ENEMY DIDN'T SOMEHOW GETTHE CONTROLS OF YOUR LIFE,
  • 00:08:42.478 --> 00:08:43.646
  • THE CONTROLS OF YOUR LIFE,WRESTLED THEM AWAY FROM GOD.
  • 00:08:43.646 --> 00:08:45.648
  • WRESTLED THEM AWAY FROM GOD.NOW GOD IS STANDING BY
  • 00:08:45.648 --> 00:08:47.383
  • NOW GOD IS STANDING BYHOPING THINGS WORK OUT.
  • 00:08:47.383 --> 00:08:49.018
  • HOPING THINGS WORK OUT.GOD HAS YOU IN THE PALM OF
  • 00:08:49.018 --> 00:08:50.186
  • GOD HAS YOU IN THE PALM OFHIS HAND.
  • 00:08:50.186 --> 00:08:52.054
  • HIS HAND.NOTHING CAN SNATCH YOU AWAY.
  • 00:08:52.054 --> 00:08:53.656
  • NOTHING CAN SNATCH YOU AWAY.HIM BEING FOR YOU IS MORE
  • 00:08:53.656 --> 00:08:54.624
  • HIM BEING FOR YOU IS MORETHAN THE WORLD BEING AGAINST
  • 00:08:54.624 --> 00:08:55.825
  • THAN THE WORLD BEING AGAINSTYOU.
  • 00:08:55.825 --> 00:08:56.926
  • YOU.IT'S VERY FREEING WHEN YOU
  • 00:08:56.926 --> 00:08:58.194
  • IT'S VERY FREEING WHEN YOUCAN SAY, "GOD I DON'T
  • 00:08:58.194 --> 00:08:59.328
  • CAN SAY, "GOD I DON'TUNDERSTAND IT, BUT I TRUST
  • 00:08:59.328 --> 00:09:00.429
  • IT DOESN'T SEEM FAIR, BUT
  • 00:09:01.530 --> 00:09:02.365
  • IT DOESN'T SEEM FAIR, BUTI'M NOT GOING TO LIVE
  • 00:09:02.365 --> 00:09:03.499
  • I'M NOT GOING TO LIVEBITTER.
  • 00:09:03.499 --> 00:09:04.634
  • BITTER.I'VE HAD SOME BAD BREAKS,
  • 00:09:04.634 --> 00:09:06.235
  • I'VE HAD SOME BAD BREAKS,DISAPPOINTMENTS BUT I'M NOT
  • 00:09:06.235 --> 00:09:07.536
  • DISAPPOINTMENTS BUT I'M NOTGOING TO GO AROUND SOUR.
  • 00:09:07.536 --> 00:09:08.904
  • GOING TO GO AROUND SOUR.I KNOW YOU'RE STILL IN
  • 00:09:08.904 --> 00:09:10.506
  • I KNOW YOU'RE STILL INCONTROL AND YOU WILL WORK
  • 00:09:10.506 --> 00:09:12.675
  • CONTROL AND YOU WILL WORKOUT YOUR PLAN FOR MY LIFE."
  • 00:09:12.675 --> 00:09:14.377
  • OUT YOUR PLAN FOR MY LIFE."A FRIEND OF MINE IS IN
  • 00:09:14.377 --> 00:09:15.811
  • A FRIEND OF MINE IS INCOMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE, HE
  • 00:09:15.811 --> 00:09:17.847
  • COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE, HESPECIALIZES IN HOTELS.
  • 00:09:17.847 --> 00:09:19.281
  • SPECIALIZES IN HOTELS.HE'LL BUY THEM AND RUN THEM
  • 00:09:19.281 --> 00:09:20.816
  • HE'LL BUY THEM AND RUN THEMFOR A FEW YEARS, THEN TURN
  • 00:09:20.816 --> 00:09:22.451
  • FOR A FEW YEARS, THEN TURNAROUND AND SELL THEM.
  • 00:09:22.451 --> 00:09:23.719
  • AROUND AND SELL THEM.AT ONE POINT HE OWNED OVER
  • 00:09:23.719 --> 00:09:25.254
  • AT ONE POINT HE OWNED OVERTWO HUNDRED HOTELS.
  • 00:09:25.254 --> 00:09:26.722
  • TWO HUNDRED HOTELS.MOST OF THEM WERE SMALL IN
  • 00:09:26.722 --> 00:09:28.591
  • MOST OF THEM WERE SMALL INTHE RURAL AREAS.
  • 00:09:28.591 --> 00:09:31.060
  • THE RURAL AREAS.HIS DREAM WAS TO OWN A LARGE
  • 00:09:31.060 --> 00:09:32.662
  • A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO, HE
  • 00:09:33.796 --> 00:09:35.264
  • A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO, HEHAD A RARE OPPORTUNITY TO
  • 00:09:35.264 --> 00:09:37.099
  • HAD A RARE OPPORTUNITY TOPURCHASE THIS PRESTIGIOUS
  • 00:09:37.099 --> 00:09:39.168
  • PURCHASE THIS PRESTIGIOUSHOTEL IN NEW YORK CITY.
  • 00:09:39.168 --> 00:09:40.569
  • HOTEL IN NEW YORK CITY.IT WAS IN A PREMIER
  • 00:09:40.569 --> 00:09:42.004
  • IT WAS IN A PREMIERLOCATION, OVERLOOKING
  • 00:09:42.004 --> 00:09:43.039
  • LOCATION, OVERLOOKINGCENTRAL PARK.
  • 00:09:43.039 --> 00:09:44.674
  • CENTRAL PARK.HE WAS SO EXCITED.
  • 00:09:44.674 --> 00:09:45.808
  • HE WAS SO EXCITED.HE WORKED FOR MONTHS AND
  • 00:09:45.808 --> 00:09:46.676
  • HE WORKED FOR MONTHS ANDMONTHS ARRANGING THE
  • 00:09:46.676 --> 00:09:47.743
  • MONTHS ARRANGING THEFUNDING.
  • 00:09:47.743 --> 00:09:48.878
  • FUNDING.HE FOUND A PARTNER THAT
  • 00:09:48.878 --> 00:09:50.279
  • FINANCIALLY THIS WAS A HUGE
  • 00:09:51.414 --> 00:09:53.082
  • FINANCIALLY THIS WAS A HUGEUNDERTAKING.
  • 00:09:53.082 --> 00:09:53.983
  • UNDERTAKING.HE WAS GOING TO HAVE TO
  • 00:09:53.983 --> 00:09:55.351
  • HE WAS GOING TO HAVE TOSTRETCH AND LEVERAGE
  • 00:09:55.351 --> 00:09:56.352
  • STRETCH AND LEVERAGEEVERYTHING HE HAD, INCLUDING
  • 00:09:56.352 --> 00:09:58.154
  • EVERYTHING HE HAD, INCLUDINGHIS HOUSE.
  • 00:09:58.154 --> 00:09:59.055
  • HIS HOUSE.FOR IT TO WORK, OCCUPANCY
  • 00:09:59.055 --> 00:10:01.323
  • HAD TO BE GOOD, THIS WAS THE
  • 00:10:02.825 --> 00:10:03.993
  • HAD TO BE GOOD, THIS WAS THEONLY WAY HE COULD MAKE THIS
  • 00:10:03.993 --> 00:10:05.561
  • ONLY WAY HE COULD MAKE THISHUGE PAYMENT.
  • 00:10:05.561 --> 00:10:07.296
  • HUGE PAYMENT.AFTER OVER TWO YEARS OF
  • 00:10:07.296 --> 00:10:08.497
  • AFTER OVER TWO YEARS OFPUTTING IT TOGETHER, THIS
  • 00:10:08.497 --> 00:10:10.499
  • PUTTING IT TOGETHER, THISJANUARY HE WAS SUPPOSED TO
  • 00:10:10.499 --> 00:10:12.068
  • JANUARY HE WAS SUPPOSED TOFINALLY CLOSE ON THE
  • 00:10:12.068 --> 00:10:13.569
  • FINALLY CLOSE ON THEPROPERTY, BUT AT THE LAST
  • 00:10:13.569 --> 00:10:14.870
  • PROPERTY, BUT AT THE LASTMINUTE HIS BUSINESS PARTNER
  • 00:10:14.870 --> 00:10:16.472
  • MINUTE HIS BUSINESS PARTNERBACKED OUT.
  • 00:10:16.472 --> 00:10:17.540
  • BACKED OUT.HE COULDN'T BELIEVE IT.
  • 00:10:17.540 --> 00:10:18.774
  • HE COULDN'T BELIEVE IT.HE SCRAMBLED TO FIND ANOTHER
  • 00:10:18.774 --> 00:10:20.042
  • HE SCRAMBLED TO FIND ANOTHERLOAN, STRETCHED EVEN
  • 00:10:20.042 --> 00:10:21.677
  • LOAN, STRETCHED EVENFURTHER, NOW HE WAS WAY OVER
  • 00:10:21.677 --> 00:10:23.179
  • FURTHER, NOW HE WAS WAY OVERHIS HEAD.
  • 00:10:23.179 --> 00:10:24.814
  • HIS HEAD.THE DAY HE WENT TO CLOSING,
  • 00:10:24.814 --> 00:10:26.248
  • THE DAY HE WENT TO CLOSING,HIS BANK CALLED AND SAID
  • 00:10:26.248 --> 00:10:27.616
  • HIS BANK CALLED AND SAIDTHEY'D CHANGED THEIR MIND
  • 00:10:27.616 --> 00:10:28.651
  • THEY'D CHANGED THEIR MINDAND WOULDN'T LEND HIM THE
  • 00:10:28.651 --> 00:10:29.819
  • AND WOULDN'T LEND HIM THEFUNDS.
  • 00:10:29.819 --> 00:10:31.120
  • FUNDS.HE WAS SO DISAPPOINTED.
  • 00:10:31.120 --> 00:10:32.621
  • HE WAS SO DISAPPOINTED.THIS WAS HIS DREAM, A
  • 00:10:32.621 --> 00:10:34.290
  • THIS WAS HIS DREAM, APRESTIGIOUS HOTEL, TWO
  • 00:10:34.290 --> 00:10:35.491
  • PRESTIGIOUS HOTEL, TWOYEARS' WORTH OF WORK, ALL
  • 00:10:35.491 --> 00:10:36.992
  • YEARS' WORTH OF WORK, ALLFOR NAUGHT.
  • 00:10:36.992 --> 00:10:38.060
  • FOR NAUGHT.HE COULDN'T UNDERSTAND WHY
  • 00:10:38.060 --> 00:10:39.895
  • HE COULDN'T UNDERSTAND WHYIT DIDN'T WORK OUT.
  • 00:10:39.895 --> 00:10:41.731
  • IT DIDN'T WORK OUT.WHAT HE COULDN'T SEE WAS
  • 00:10:41.731 --> 00:10:43.466
  • WHAT HE COULDN'T SEE WASTHREE MONTHS LATER THIS
  • 00:10:43.466 --> 00:10:45.101
  • THREE MONTHS LATER THISPANDEMIC WOULD HIT AND NEW
  • 00:10:45.101 --> 00:10:46.635
  • PANDEMIC WOULD HIT AND NEWYORK CITY WOULD BE THE
  • 00:10:46.635 --> 00:10:48.070
  • YORK CITY WOULD BE THEEPICENTER.
  • 00:10:48.070 --> 00:10:49.305
  • EPICENTER.ALL THE HOTELS HAD TO CLOSE,
  • 00:10:49.305 --> 00:10:50.906
  • ALL THE HOTELS HAD TO CLOSE,NO INCOME, NO BUSINESS, NO
  • 00:10:50.906 --> 00:10:53.109
  • NO INCOME, NO BUSINESS, NOCUSTOMERS.
  • 00:10:53.109 --> 00:10:54.210
  • CUSTOMERS.HE WOULD HAVE THIS HUGE
  • 00:10:54.210 --> 00:10:55.511
  • HE WOULD HAVE THIS HUGEPAYMENT AND NO WAY TO MAKE
  • 00:10:55.511 --> 00:10:56.579
  • HE TOLD ME IF THAT DEAL
  • 00:10:58.247 --> 00:10:59.348
  • HE TOLD ME IF THAT DEALWOULD HAVE GONE THROUGH, HE
  • 00:10:59.348 --> 00:11:00.750
  • WOULD HAVE GONE THROUGH, HEWOULD BE BANKRUPT, HE WOULD
  • 00:11:00.750 --> 00:11:01.784
  • WOULD BE BANKRUPT, HE WOULDHAVE LOST ALL HIS OTHER
  • 00:11:01.784 --> 00:11:03.119
  • HAVE LOST ALL HIS OTHERHOTELS.
  • 00:11:03.119 --> 00:11:04.487
  • HOTELS.HIS PERSONAL FINANCES WOULD
  • 00:11:04.487 --> 00:11:05.955
  • HIS PERSONAL FINANCES WOULDBE GONE.
  • 00:11:05.955 --> 00:11:07.790
  • BE GONE.SOMETIMES WHAT WE THINK IS A
  • 00:11:07.790 --> 00:11:09.158
  • SOMETIMES WHAT WE THINK IS ABAD BREAK IS REALLY GOD
  • 00:11:09.158 --> 00:11:10.926
  • BAD BREAK IS REALLY GODPROTECTING US.
  • 00:11:10.926 --> 00:11:12.394
  • PROTECTING US.YOU MAY NOT UNDERSTAND WHAT
  • 00:11:12.394 --> 00:11:13.863
  • YOU MAY NOT UNDERSTAND WHATGOD IS DOING NOW, BUT ONE
  • 00:11:13.863 --> 00:11:15.865
  • GOD IS DOING NOW, BUT ONEDAY YOU WILL UNDERSTAND.
  • 00:11:15.865 --> 00:11:17.333
  • DAY YOU WILL UNDERSTAND.ONE DAY YOU'LL SAY, "I'M
  • 00:11:17.333 --> 00:11:19.268
  • ONE DAY YOU'LL SAY, "I'MGLAD THAT DOOR DIDN'T OPEN,
  • 00:11:19.268 --> 00:11:20.703
  • GLAD THAT DOOR DIDN'T OPEN,I'M GLAD THAT PRAYER DIDN'T
  • 00:11:20.703 --> 00:11:21.804
  • I'M GLAD THAT PRAYER DIDN'TGET ANSWERED, I'M GLAD THAT
  • 00:11:21.804 --> 00:11:22.972
  • GET ANSWERED, I'M GLAD THATRELATIONSHIP DIDN'T GET
  • 00:11:22.972 --> 00:11:25.107
  • I'M ASKING YOU TO TRUST WHEN
  • 00:11:26.542 --> 00:11:28.911
  • I'M ASKING YOU TO TRUST WHENYOU DON'T UNDERSTAND.
  • 00:11:28.911 --> 00:11:30.412
  • YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND.GOD CAN SEE THE BIG PICTURE
  • 00:11:30.412 --> 00:11:31.947
  • GOD CAN SEE THE BIG PICTUREFOR OUR LIVES.
  • 00:11:31.947 --> 00:11:33.082
  • FOR OUR LIVES.ALL WE CAN SEE IS A LITTLE
  • 00:11:33.082 --> 00:11:34.583
  • ALL WE CAN SEE IS A LITTLEDOWN THE ROAD.
  • 00:11:34.583 --> 00:11:35.451
  • DOWN THE ROAD.GOD KNOWS WHERE THE DEAD
  • 00:11:35.451 --> 00:11:36.418
  • GOD KNOWS WHERE THE DEADENDS ARE.
  • 00:11:36.418 --> 00:11:37.520
  • ENDS ARE.HE KNOWS WHERE THE SHORT
  • 00:11:37.520 --> 00:11:38.454
  • HE KNOWS WHERE THE SHORTCUTS ARE.
  • 00:11:38.454 --> 00:11:40.356
  • CUTS ARE.HE'S ORDERING YOUR STEPS.
  • 00:11:40.356 --> 00:11:41.724
  • HE'S ORDERING YOUR STEPS.I USED TO JUST THANK HIM FOR
  • 00:11:41.724 --> 00:11:43.359
  • I USED TO JUST THANK HIM FORTHE OPEN DOORS BUT NOW I
  • 00:11:43.359 --> 00:11:44.927
  • THE OPEN DOORS BUT NOW ITHANK HIM JUST AS MUCH FOR
  • 00:11:44.927 --> 00:11:46.462
  • THANK HIM JUST AS MUCH FORTHE CLOSED DOORS.
  • 00:11:46.462 --> 00:11:47.930
  • THE CLOSED DOORS.BECAUSE IF IT'S NOT SUPPOSED
  • 00:11:47.930 --> 00:11:49.832
  • BECAUSE IF IT'S NOT SUPPOSEDTO BE MINE, I DON'T WANT IT.
  • 00:11:49.832 --> 00:11:51.567
  • TO BE MINE, I DON'T WANT IT.IF GOD IS CLOSING A DOOR,
  • 00:11:51.567 --> 00:11:52.668
  • IF GOD IS CLOSING A DOOR,DON'T FIGHT IT.
  • 00:11:52.668 --> 00:11:54.403
  • DON'T FIGHT IT.IF YOU TRIED YOUR BEST AND
  • 00:11:54.403 --> 00:11:56.405
  • IF YOU TRIED YOUR BEST ANDIT DIDN'T WORK OUT, YES BE
  • 00:11:56.405 --> 00:11:57.740
  • IT DIDN'T WORK OUT, YES BEPERSISTENT, BUT AT SOME
  • 00:11:57.740 --> 00:11:59.742
  • PERSISTENT, BUT AT SOMEPOINT, YOU HAVE TO ACCEPT IT
  • 00:11:59.742 --> 00:12:02.344
  • POINT, YOU HAVE TO ACCEPT ITAS GOD'S PLAN AND MOVE ON.
  • 00:12:02.344 --> 00:12:03.779
  • AS GOD'S PLAN AND MOVE ON.THAT'S A SIGN THAT GOD HAS
  • 00:12:03.779 --> 00:12:05.147
  • THAT'S A SIGN THAT GOD HASSOMETHING BETTER, SOMETHING
  • 00:12:05.147 --> 00:12:06.515
  • SOMETHING BETTER, SOMETHINGMORE FULFILLING, MORE
  • 00:12:06.515 --> 00:12:07.983
  • MORE FULFILLING, MOREREWARDING.
  • 00:12:07.983 --> 00:12:08.617
  • REWARDING.IT DOESN'T MEAN THAT IT'S
  • 00:12:08.617 --> 00:12:09.785
  • IT DOESN'T MEAN THAT IT'SNEVER GOING TO HAPPEN.
  • 00:12:09.785 --> 00:12:11.086
  • NEVER GOING TO HAPPEN.IT MAY JUST MEAN THAT IT'S
  • 00:12:11.086 --> 00:12:12.855
  • IT MAY JUST MEAN THAT IT'SNOT THE RIGHT TIME.
  • 00:12:12.855 --> 00:12:14.256
  • NOT THE RIGHT TIME.TOO OFTEN WE GET
  • 00:12:14.256 --> 00:12:15.758
  • TOO OFTEN WE GETDISCOURAGED, BITTER, IT'S
  • 00:12:15.758 --> 00:12:17.026
  • DISCOURAGED, BITTER, IT'SNOT FAIR.
  • 00:12:17.026 --> 00:12:18.394
  • NOT FAIR.BUT IF YOU BELIEVE GOD IS
  • 00:12:18.394 --> 00:12:20.529
  • BUT IF YOU BELIEVE GOD ISORDERING YOUR STEPS THEN
  • 00:12:20.529 --> 00:12:21.363
  • ORDERING YOUR STEPS THENYOU'LL TRUST HIM WITH THE
  • 00:12:21.363 --> 00:12:22.765
  • YOU'LL TRUST HIM WITH THEOPEN DOORS AND TRUST HIM
  • 00:12:22.765 --> 00:12:24.333
  • OPEN DOORS AND TRUST HIMWITH THE CLOSED DOORS.
  • 00:12:24.333 --> 00:12:25.301
  • WITH THE CLOSED DOORS.YOU'LL TRUST HIM WITH THE
  • 00:12:25.301 --> 00:12:26.569
  • YOU'LL TRUST HIM WITH THEGOOD BREAKS AND TRUST HIM
  • 00:12:26.569 --> 00:12:28.337
  • GOOD BREAKS AND TRUST HIMWITH THE BAD BREAKS.
  • 00:12:28.337 --> 00:12:30.039
  • WITH THE BAD BREAKS.HOW WE RESPOND TO THESE
  • 00:12:30.039 --> 00:12:31.807
  • HOW WE RESPOND TO THESETESTS HAS A GREAT IMPACT ON
  • 00:12:31.807 --> 00:12:33.375
  • TESTS HAS A GREAT IMPACT ONWHETHER NEW DOORS ARE GOING
  • 00:12:33.375 --> 00:12:34.643
  • WHETHER NEW DOORS ARE GOINGTO OPEN, WHETHER WE SEE
  • 00:12:34.643 --> 00:12:36.278
  • TO OPEN, WHETHER WE SEETHINGS TURN AROUND.
  • 00:12:36.278 --> 00:12:37.513
  • THINGS TURN AROUND.IF WE GO THROUGH
  • 00:12:37.513 --> 00:12:38.814
  • "GOD WHY DID THIS HAPPEN,
  • 00:12:40.583 --> 00:12:42.151
  • "GOD WHY DID THIS HAPPEN,WHY DID THEY DO ME WRONG,
  • 00:12:42.151 --> 00:12:43.419
  • WHY DID THEY DO ME WRONG,WHY DID MY BUSINESS PARTNER
  • 00:12:43.419 --> 00:12:44.920
  • WHY DID MY BUSINESS PARTNERBACK OUT, WHY DID MY HEALTH
  • 00:12:44.920 --> 00:12:46.188
  • BACK OUT, WHY DID MY HEALTHGO DOWN?"
  • 00:12:46.188 --> 00:12:47.289
  • GO DOWN?"THAT'S GOING TO KEEP US
  • 00:12:47.289 --> 00:12:48.757
  • THAT'S GOING TO KEEP USWHERE WE ARE.
  • 00:12:48.757 --> 00:12:50.359
  • WHERE WE ARE.IT'S SIGNIFICANT THAT JESUS
  • 00:12:50.359 --> 00:12:52.561
  • IT'S SIGNIFICANT THAT JESUSWASHED THE DISCIPLE'S FEET.
  • 00:12:52.561 --> 00:12:53.829
  • WASHED THE DISCIPLE'S FEET.THE SCRIPTURE TELLS US TO
  • 00:12:53.829 --> 00:12:56.131
  • THE SCRIPTURE TELLS US TOPUT ON THE ARMOR OF GOD.
  • 00:12:56.131 --> 00:12:57.166
  • PUT ON THE ARMOR OF GOD.PART OF THE ARMOR IS OUR
  • 00:12:57.166 --> 00:12:58.901
  • PART OF THE ARMOR IS OURSHOES OF PEACE.
  • 00:12:58.901 --> 00:13:00.269
  • SHOES OF PEACE.WHEN HE WASHED THEIR FEET,
  • 00:13:00.269 --> 00:13:02.171
  • WHEN HE WASHED THEIR FEET,HE WAS SAYING, "AS YOU GO
  • 00:13:02.171 --> 00:13:03.606
  • HE WAS SAYING, "AS YOU GOOUT AND WALK THROUGH THINGS
  • 00:13:03.606 --> 00:13:04.773
  • OUT AND WALK THROUGH THINGSYOU DON'T UNDERSTAND, STAY
  • 00:13:04.773 --> 00:13:06.775
  • YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND, STAYIN PEACE."
  • 00:13:06.775 --> 00:13:08.711
  • IN PEACE."HE DIDN'T WASH THEIR EYES;
  • 00:13:08.711 --> 00:13:09.545
  • HE DIDN'T WASH THEIR EYES;HE KNEW THEY WOULDN'T BE
  • 00:13:09.545 --> 00:13:10.546
  • HE KNEW THEY WOULDN'T BEABLE TO SEE WHAT HE WAS
  • 00:13:10.546 --> 00:13:11.947
  • HE DIDN'T WASH THEIR EARS;
  • 00:13:12.748 --> 00:13:13.616
  • HE DIDN'T WASH THEIR EARS;HE KNEW THEY WOULDN'T
  • 00:13:13.616 --> 00:13:14.783
  • HE KNEW THEY WOULDN'TUNDERSTAND WHAT WAS
  • 00:13:14.783 --> 00:13:16.085
  • UNDERSTAND WHAT WASHAPPENING.
  • 00:13:16.085 --> 00:13:17.620
  • HAPPENING.SO, HE WASHED THEIR FEET AND
  • 00:13:17.620 --> 00:13:19.154
  • SO, HE WASHED THEIR FEET ANDSENT THEM OUT INTO SOMETHING
  • 00:13:19.154 --> 00:13:20.890
  • SENT THEM OUT INTO SOMETHINGTHEY DIDN'T UNDERSTAND.
  • 00:13:20.890 --> 00:13:22.691
  • THEY DIDN'T UNDERSTAND.IT'S LIKE US TODAY.
  • 00:13:22.691 --> 00:13:24.159
  • IT'S LIKE US TODAY.WHO WOULD HAVE EVER THOUGHT
  • 00:13:24.159 --> 00:13:25.761
  • WHO WOULD HAVE EVER THOUGHTTHIS YEAR WOULD TURN OUT
  • 00:13:25.761 --> 00:13:26.662
  • THIS YEAR WOULD TURN OUTLIKE IT HAS?
  • 00:13:26.662 --> 00:13:28.063
  • LIKE IT HAS?A PANDEMIC, THE ECONOMY
  • 00:13:28.063 --> 00:13:29.798
  • A PANDEMIC, THE ECONOMYSHUTTING DOWN, NOT ABLE TO
  • 00:13:29.798 --> 00:13:31.400
  • SHUTTING DOWN, NOT ABLE TOGO TO WORK, PEOPLE'S LIVES
  • 00:13:31.400 --> 00:13:33.102
  • GO TO WORK, PEOPLE'S LIVESPUT ON HOLD, SO MUCH
  • 00:13:33.102 --> 00:13:35.170
  • PUT ON HOLD, SO MUCHUNCERTAINTY, UNREST,
  • 00:13:35.170 --> 00:13:36.372
  • UNCERTAINTY, UNREST,TENSION.
  • 00:13:36.372 --> 00:13:37.773
  • TENSION.THERE ARE A LOT OF THINGS WE
  • 00:13:37.773 --> 00:13:38.974
  • THERE ARE A LOT OF THINGS WEDON'T UNDERSTAND, TROUBLE
  • 00:13:38.974 --> 00:13:40.376
  • DON'T UNDERSTAND, TROUBLETHAT WE'VE NEVER SEEN.
  • 00:13:40.376 --> 00:13:42.344
  • THAT WE'VE NEVER SEEN.LIKE JESUS WASHED THE
  • 00:13:42.344 --> 00:13:43.712
  • LIKE JESUS WASHED THEDISCIPLES' FEET.
  • 00:13:43.712 --> 00:13:45.414
  • DISCIPLES' FEET.YOU'RE HIS DISCIPLE.
  • 00:13:45.414 --> 00:13:46.515
  • YOU'RE HIS DISCIPLE.IF YOU WOULD HAVE BEEN
  • 00:13:46.515 --> 00:13:47.316
  • IF YOU WOULD HAVE BEENTHERE, HE WOULD HAVE WASHED
  • 00:13:47.316 --> 00:13:48.284
  • THERE, HE WOULD HAVE WASHEDYOUR FEET.
  • 00:13:48.284 --> 00:13:49.451
  • YOUR FEET.I CAN IMAGINE HIM DOING THAT
  • 00:13:49.451 --> 00:13:50.819
  • I CAN IMAGINE HIM DOING THATTODAY.
  • 00:13:50.819 --> 00:13:51.921
  • TODAY.HE'S SAYING, "YOU'RE GOING
  • 00:13:51.921 --> 00:13:53.155
  • HE'S SAYING, "YOU'RE GOINGTO WALK THROUGH THINGS YOU
  • 00:13:53.155 --> 00:13:54.723
  • TO WALK THROUGH THINGS YOUDON'T UNDERSTAND, SEE
  • 00:13:54.723 --> 00:13:55.791
  • DON'T UNDERSTAND, SEEDIFFICULTIES THAT YOU'VE
  • 00:13:55.791 --> 00:13:57.226
  • DIFFICULTIES THAT YOU'VENEVER SEEN.
  • 00:13:57.226 --> 00:13:58.127
  • NEVER SEEN.THERE'S GOING TO BE PLENTY
  • 00:13:58.127 --> 00:13:59.528
  • THERE'S GOING TO BE PLENTYOF OPPORTUNITIES TO LIVE
  • 00:13:59.528 --> 00:14:01.397
  • OF OPPORTUNITIES TO LIVEUPSET AND AFRAID, BUT DON'T
  • 00:14:01.397 --> 00:14:02.364
  • UPSET AND AFRAID, BUT DON'TWORRY, I'VE WASHED YOUR
  • 00:14:02.364 --> 00:14:03.899
  • WORRY, I'VE WASHED YOURFEET.
  • 00:14:03.899 --> 00:14:05.167
  • FEET.I'VE PREPARED YOU FOR WHAT
  • 00:14:05.167 --> 00:14:07.036
  • I'VE PREPARED YOU FOR WHATYOU'RE GOING TO FACE.
  • 00:14:07.036 --> 00:14:08.203
  • YOU'RE GOING TO FACE.I'VE ARMED YOU WITH STRENGTH
  • 00:14:08.203 --> 00:14:09.238
  • I'VE ARMED YOU WITH STRENGTHFOR THE BATTLE.
  • 00:14:09.238 --> 00:14:10.539
  • FOR THE BATTLE.IT MAY NOT MAKE SENSE BUT
  • 00:14:10.539 --> 00:14:12.908
  • GOD IS GETTING YOU READY FOR
  • 00:14:14.610 --> 00:14:16.412
  • GOD IS GETTING YOU READY FORNEW LEVELS OF INFLUENCE, NEW
  • 00:14:16.412 --> 00:14:18.347
  • NEW LEVELS OF INFLUENCE, NEWLEVELS OF FAVOR, NEW LEVELS
  • 00:14:18.347 --> 00:14:19.882
  • LEVELS OF FAVOR, NEW LEVELSOF LEADERSHIP, NEW LEVELS OF
  • 00:14:19.882 --> 00:14:21.650
  • OF LEADERSHIP, NEW LEVELS OFRESOURCES.
  • 00:14:21.650 --> 00:14:23.118
  • RESOURCES.NOW MAKE SURE YOU KEEP YOUR
  • 00:14:23.118 --> 00:14:25.254
  • NOW MAKE SURE YOU KEEP YOURSHOES OF PEACE ON.
  • 00:14:25.254 --> 00:14:26.689
  • SHOES OF PEACE ON.DON'T PANIC OVER THE
  • 00:14:26.689 --> 00:14:28.590
  • UNKNOWN, DON'T LOSE SLEEP
  • 00:14:30.459 --> 00:14:31.560
  • UNKNOWN, DON'T LOSE SLEEPOVER WHAT DOESN'T MAKE
  • 00:14:31.560 --> 00:14:32.761
  • OVER WHAT DOESN'T MAKESENSE.
  • 00:14:32.761 --> 00:14:34.863
  • SENSE.GOD HAS EQUIPPED YOU,
  • 00:14:34.863 --> 00:14:35.831
  • GOD HAS EQUIPPED YOU,EMPOWERED YOU AND ANOINTED
  • 00:14:35.831 --> 00:14:36.932
  • EMPOWERED YOU AND ANOINTEDYOU.
  • 00:14:36.932 --> 00:14:37.967
  • YOU.YOU'VE BEEN RAISED UP FOR
  • 00:14:37.967 --> 00:14:39.935
  • YOU'VE BEEN RAISED UP FORSUCH A TIME AS THIS.
  • 00:14:39.935 --> 00:14:41.570
  • SUCH A TIME AS THIS.NO WEAPON FORMED AGAINST YOU
  • 00:14:41.570 --> 00:14:42.805
  • NO WEAPON FORMED AGAINST YOUWILL PROSPER.
  • 00:14:42.805 --> 00:14:44.306
  • WILL PROSPER.YOU KEEP WALKING IN FAITH,
  • 00:14:44.306 --> 00:14:45.507
  • YOU KEEP WALKING IN FAITH,TRUSTING WHEN YOU DON'T
  • 00:14:45.507 --> 00:14:47.042
  • TRUSTING WHEN YOU DON'TUNDERSTAND AND YOU'RE GOING
  • 00:14:47.042 --> 00:14:48.811
  • UNDERSTAND AND YOU'RE GOINGTO WALK INTO BLESSINGS,
  • 00:14:48.811 --> 00:14:51.246
  • TO WALK INTO BLESSINGS,FAVOR, HEALING, FREEDOM,
  • 00:14:51.246 --> 00:14:53.115
  • FAVOR, HEALING, FREEDOM,ABUNDANCE, VICTORY LIKE
  • 00:14:53.115 --> 00:14:54.817
  • ABUNDANCE, VICTORY LIKEYOU'VE NEVER SEEN.
  • 00:14:54.817 --> 00:14:56.251
  • YOU'VE NEVER SEEN.I'VE LEARNED WHEN YOU STAY
  • 00:14:56.251 --> 00:14:58.087
  • I'VE LEARNED WHEN YOU STAYIN FAITH WHEN YOU DON'T
  • 00:14:58.087 --> 00:14:59.355
  • IN FAITH WHEN YOU DON'TUNDERSTAND, YOU'RE GOING TO
  • 00:14:59.355 --> 00:15:00.589
  • UNDERSTAND, YOU'RE GOING TOCOME INTO BLESSINGS THAT YOU
  • 00:15:00.589 --> 00:15:01.857
  • COME INTO BLESSINGS THAT YOUDON'T UNDERSTAND.
  • 00:15:01.857 --> 00:15:03.092
  • DON'T UNDERSTAND.WHEN YOU TRUST GOD WHEN IT
  • 00:15:03.092 --> 00:15:04.560
  • WHEN YOU TRUST GOD WHEN ITDOESN'T MAKE SENSE, YOU'RE
  • 00:15:04.560 --> 00:15:05.995
  • DOESN'T MAKE SENSE, YOU'REGOING TO COME IN TO FAVOR
  • 00:15:05.995 --> 00:15:07.730
  • GOING TO COME IN TO FAVORTHAT DOESN'T MAKE SENSE.
  • 00:15:07.730 --> 00:15:08.964
  • THAT DOESN'T MAKE SENSE.COULD IT BE THAT THE
  • 00:15:08.964 --> 00:15:10.299
  • COULD IT BE THAT THEDISAPPOINTMENT YOU'RE SO
  • 00:15:10.299 --> 00:15:11.967
  • DISAPPOINTMENT YOU'RE SOUPSET ABOUT IS REALLY A
  • 00:15:11.967 --> 00:15:14.436
  • UPSET ABOUT IS REALLY ABLESSING IN DISGUISE?
  • 00:15:14.436 --> 00:15:15.604
  • BLESSING IN DISGUISE?YOU CAN'T SEE IT BUT IT'S A
  • 00:15:15.604 --> 00:15:17.506
  • YOU CAN'T SEE IT BUT IT'S APART OF A DIVINE PLAN, A
  • 00:15:17.506 --> 00:15:19.008
  • PART OF A DIVINE PLAN, ACRITICAL PIECE THAT GOD IS
  • 00:15:19.008 --> 00:15:21.010
  • CRITICAL PIECE THAT GOD ISGOING USE YEARS DOWN THE
  • 00:15:21.010 --> 00:15:22.544
  • GOING USE YEARS DOWN THEROAD TO TAKE YOU WHERE
  • 00:15:22.544 --> 00:15:24.446
  • ROAD TO TAKE YOU WHEREYOU'VE NEVER DREAMED.
  • 00:15:24.446 --> 00:15:25.280
  • YOU'VE NEVER DREAMED.BUT RIGHT NOW, THAT
  • 00:15:25.280 --> 00:15:27.016
  • BUT RIGHT NOW, THATSITUATION BY ITSELF DOESN'T
  • 00:15:27.016 --> 00:15:28.117
  • SITUATION BY ITSELF DOESN'TMAKE SENSE.
  • 00:15:28.117 --> 00:15:29.752
  • MAKE SENSE.IT SEEMS RANDOM, JUST A BAD
  • 00:15:29.752 --> 00:15:31.653
  • IT SEEMS RANDOM, JUST A BADBREAK WHEN IN FACT IT'S THE
  • 00:15:31.653 --> 00:15:33.288
  • BREAK WHEN IN FACT IT'S THEHAND OF GOD SETTING YOU UP
  • 00:15:33.288 --> 00:15:35.024
  • HAND OF GOD SETTING YOU UPFOR INCREASE.
  • 00:15:35.024 --> 00:15:36.825
  • FOR INCREASE.WITHOUT THAT CHALLENGE YOU
  • 00:15:36.825 --> 00:15:38.327
  • WITHOUT THAT CHALLENGE YOUWON'T SEE THE FAR AND BEYOND
  • 00:15:38.327 --> 00:15:40.462
  • WON'T SEE THE FAR AND BEYONDFAVOR THAT BELONGS TO YOU.
  • 00:15:40.462 --> 00:15:41.897
  • FAVOR THAT BELONGS TO YOU.TRUST HIM WHEN IT DOESN'T
  • 00:15:41.897 --> 00:15:43.265
  • TRUST HIM WHEN IT DOESN'TMAKE SENSE.
  • 00:15:43.265 --> 00:15:45.300
  • MAKE SENSE.I KNOW THIS IS NOT EASY.
  • 00:15:45.300 --> 00:15:46.835
  • I KNOW THIS IS NOT EASY.WE DON'T LIKE CLOSED DOORS,
  • 00:15:46.835 --> 00:15:48.937
  • WE DON'T LIKE CLOSED DOORS,UNFAIR SITUATIONS, BEING
  • 00:15:48.937 --> 00:15:50.873
  • UNFAIR SITUATIONS, BEINGUNCOMFORTABLE, BUT GOD USES
  • 00:15:50.873 --> 00:15:52.875
  • UNCOMFORTABLE, BUT GOD USESTHESE THINGS TO MOVE US INTO
  • 00:15:52.875 --> 00:15:54.243
  • THESE THINGS TO MOVE US INTOOUR PURPOSE.
  • 00:15:54.243 --> 00:15:55.411
  • OUR PURPOSE.IT'S NOT JUST THE GOOD
  • 00:15:55.411 --> 00:15:56.612
  • IT'S NOT JUST THE GOODBREAKS THAT WILL TAKE YOU
  • 00:15:56.612 --> 00:15:58.080
  • BREAKS THAT WILL TAKE YOUINTO YOUR DESTINY, THE
  • 00:15:58.080 --> 00:15:59.515
  • INTO YOUR DESTINY, THECLOSED DOORS ARE AS
  • 00:15:59.515 --> 00:16:01.517
  • CLOSED DOORS ARE ASIMPORTANT AS THE OPEN DOORS.
  • 00:16:01.517 --> 00:16:03.352
  • IMPORTANT AS THE OPEN DOORS.THE BETRAYALS ARE JUST AS
  • 00:16:03.352 --> 00:16:04.420
  • THE BETRAYALS ARE JUST ASIMPORTANT AS THE DIVINE
  • 00:16:04.420 --> 00:16:06.221
  • IMPORTANT AS THE DIVINECONNECTIONS.
  • 00:16:06.221 --> 00:16:07.923
  • CONNECTIONS.GOD USES THEM ALL.
  • 00:16:07.923 --> 00:16:09.224
  • GOD USES THEM ALL.WHEN YOU UNDERSTAND THIS,
  • 00:16:09.224 --> 00:16:10.959
  • WHEN YOU UNDERSTAND THIS,YOU WON'T LIVE UPSET WHEN
  • 00:16:10.959 --> 00:16:12.728
  • YOU WON'T LIVE UPSET WHENYOUR PLANS DON'T WORK OUT,
  • 00:16:12.728 --> 00:16:14.129
  • YOUR PLANS DON'T WORK OUT,YOU WON'T GO AROUND SOUR
  • 00:16:14.129 --> 00:16:15.130
  • YOU WON'T GO AROUND SOURBECAUSE SOMEBODY DID YOU
  • 00:16:15.130 --> 00:16:16.165
  • BECAUSE SOMEBODY DID YOUWRONG.
  • 00:16:16.165 --> 00:16:17.800
  • WRONG.YOU'LL STAY IN PEACE KNOWING
  • 00:16:17.800 --> 00:16:19.068
  • YOU'LL STAY IN PEACE KNOWINGTHAT GOD WOULDN'T HAVE
  • 00:16:19.068 --> 00:16:20.269
  • THAT GOD WOULDN'T HAVEALLOWED IT IF HE WASN'T
  • 00:16:20.269 --> 00:16:21.170
  • ALLOWED IT IF HE WASN'TGOING TO USE IT FOR YOUR
  • 00:16:21.170 --> 00:16:22.271
  • GOING TO USE IT FOR YOURGOOD.
  • 00:16:22.271 --> 00:16:24.239
  • GOOD.IT MAY NOT FEEL GOOD, BUT
  • 00:16:24.239 --> 00:16:25.441
  • IT MAY NOT FEEL GOOD, BUTTHIS IS WHERE YOU HAVE TO
  • 00:16:25.441 --> 00:16:26.542
  • THIS IS WHERE YOU HAVE TOSHOW GOD WHAT YOU'RE MADE
  • 00:16:26.542 --> 00:16:27.443
  • SHOW GOD WHAT YOU'RE MADEOF.
  • 00:16:27.443 --> 00:16:28.677
  • OF.ANYONE CAN BE HAPPY WHEN
  • 00:16:28.677 --> 00:16:30.446
  • ANYONE CAN BE HAPPY WHENTHINGS ARE GOING THEIR WAY.
  • 00:16:30.446 --> 00:16:31.814
  • THINGS ARE GOING THEIR WAY.ANYONE CAN THANK GOD WHEN
  • 00:16:31.814 --> 00:16:33.449
  • ANYONE CAN THANK GOD WHENDOORS ARE OPENING, BUT IF
  • 00:16:33.449 --> 00:16:35.150
  • DOORS ARE OPENING, BUT IFYOU WANT TO PASS THIS TEST
  • 00:16:35.150 --> 00:16:37.052
  • YOU WANT TO PASS THIS TESTAND SEE GOD'S FAVOR IN NEW
  • 00:16:37.052 --> 00:16:38.554
  • AND SEE GOD'S FAVOR IN NEWWAYS, YOU HAVE TO THANK HIM
  • 00:16:38.554 --> 00:16:40.322
  • WAYS, YOU HAVE TO THANK HIMWHEN IT DOESN'T WORK OUT,
  • 00:16:40.322 --> 00:16:41.690
  • WHEN IT DOESN'T WORK OUT,YOU HAVE TO HAVE A SMILE
  • 00:16:41.690 --> 00:16:42.958
  • YOU HAVE TO HAVE A SMILEWHEN YOU COULD BE
  • 00:16:42.958 --> 00:16:44.326
  • WHEN YOU COULD BECOMPLAINING, BE GOOD TO
  • 00:16:44.326 --> 00:16:45.394
  • COMPLAINING, BE GOOD TOOTHERS WHEN SOMEONE IS NOT
  • 00:16:45.394 --> 00:16:47.463
  • OTHERS WHEN SOMEONE IS NOTBEING GOOD TO YOU.
  • 00:16:47.463 --> 00:16:48.363
  • BEING GOOD TO YOU.THIS IS WHAT FAITH IS ALL
  • 00:16:48.363 --> 00:16:49.698
  • THIS IS WHAT FAITH IS ALLABOUT.
  • 00:16:49.698 --> 00:16:51.166
  • ABOUT.NOT, "GOD I'LL TRUST YOU AS
  • 00:16:51.166 --> 00:16:52.734
  • NOT, "GOD I'LL TRUST YOU ASLONG AS YOU KEEP ME HAPPY,
  • 00:16:52.734 --> 00:16:54.536
  • LONG AS YOU KEEP ME HAPPY,ANSWER MY PRAYERS, CHANGE MY
  • 00:16:54.536 --> 00:16:56.271
  • ANSWER MY PRAYERS, CHANGE MYHUSBAND, MOVE MY BOSS, KEEP
  • 00:16:56.271 --> 00:16:57.606
  • HUSBAND, MOVE MY BOSS, KEEPME IN THE A/C, IT'S HOT
  • 00:16:57.606 --> 00:16:59.007
  • ME IN THE A/C, IT'S HOTOUTSIDE."
  • 00:16:59.007 --> 00:17:00.242
  • OUTSIDE."THE PROBLEM WITH THAT
  • 00:17:00.242 --> 00:17:01.677
  • THE PROBLEM WITH THATTHINKING IS GOD USES
  • 00:17:01.677 --> 00:17:03.679
  • THINKING IS GOD USESDIFFICULTIES TO GET US TO
  • 00:17:03.679 --> 00:17:05.380
  • DIFFICULTIES TO GET US TOOUR DESTINY.
  • 00:17:05.380 --> 00:17:06.415
  • OUR DESTINY.IF YOU'RE NOT WILLING TO BE
  • 00:17:06.415 --> 00:17:08.417
  • IF YOU'RE NOT WILLING TO BEUNCOMFORTABLE AND KEEP A
  • 00:17:08.417 --> 00:17:09.751
  • UNCOMFORTABLE AND KEEP AGOOD ATTITUDE WHEN THINGS
  • 00:17:09.751 --> 00:17:10.953
  • GOOD ATTITUDE WHEN THINGSDON'T WORK OUT, IT WILL KEEP
  • 00:17:10.953 --> 00:17:12.821
  • WHEN I WAS IN MY LATE
  • 00:17:14.089 --> 00:17:15.424
  • WHEN I WAS IN MY LATETWENTIES, I RECEIVED A
  • 00:17:15.424 --> 00:17:17.326
  • TWENTIES, I RECEIVED ACERTIFIED LETTER IN THE MAIL
  • 00:17:17.326 --> 00:17:18.760
  • CERTIFIED LETTER IN THE MAILSAYING THAT WE HADN'T FILED
  • 00:17:18.760 --> 00:17:20.829
  • SAYING THAT WE HADN'T FILEDOUR TAX RETURNS PROPERLY AND
  • 00:17:20.829 --> 00:17:21.897
  • OUR TAX RETURNS PROPERLY ANDNOW WE OWED THOUSANDS OF
  • 00:17:21.897 --> 00:17:23.432
  • NOW WE OWED THOUSANDS OFDOLLARS.
  • 00:17:23.432 --> 00:17:24.199
  • DOLLARS.THE MAN THAT DID OUR TAXES
  • 00:17:24.199 --> 00:17:26.068
  • THE MAN THAT DID OUR TAXESLIVED IN ANOTHER STATE.
  • 00:17:26.068 --> 00:17:27.202
  • LIVED IN ANOTHER STATE.HE WASN'T FAMILIAR WITH A
  • 00:17:27.202 --> 00:17:28.837
  • HE WASN'T FAMILIAR WITH ACERTAIN LAW IN TEXAS.
  • 00:17:28.837 --> 00:17:30.205
  • CERTAIN LAW IN TEXAS.NOW WE HAD THIS UNEXPECTED
  • 00:17:30.205 --> 00:17:31.240
  • NOW WE HAD THIS UNEXPECTEDBILL.
  • 00:17:31.240 --> 00:17:32.474
  • BILL.TO MAKE MATTERS WORSE ABOUT
  • 00:17:32.474 --> 00:17:34.042
  • TO MAKE MATTERS WORSE ABOUTHALF OF WHAT WE OWED WAS IN
  • 00:17:34.042 --> 00:17:35.744
  • HALF OF WHAT WE OWED WAS INPENALTIES.
  • 00:17:35.744 --> 00:17:37.012
  • PENALTIES.WE WERE A YOUNG COUPLE,
  • 00:17:37.012 --> 00:17:38.213
  • WE WERE A YOUNG COUPLE,SAVING UP FOR A DOWN PAYMENT
  • 00:17:38.213 --> 00:17:39.681
  • SAVING UP FOR A DOWN PAYMENTFOR A HOUSE.
  • 00:17:39.681 --> 00:17:40.582
  • FOR A HOUSE.THIS WAS GOING TO TAKE ALL
  • 00:17:40.582 --> 00:17:42.384
  • I THOUGHT, "GOD THIS IS NOT
  • 00:17:43.051 --> 00:17:43.919
  • I THOUGHT, "GOD THIS IS NOTFAIR.
  • 00:17:43.919 --> 00:17:45.154
  • FAIR.WE HIRED A PROFESSIONAL.
  • 00:17:45.154 --> 00:17:46.588
  • WE HIRED A PROFESSIONAL.HE MESSED UP AND NOW I'M
  • 00:17:46.588 --> 00:17:47.523
  • HE MESSED UP AND NOW I'MHAVING TO PAY FOR HIS
  • 00:17:47.523 --> 00:17:48.690
  • HAVING TO PAY FOR HISMISTAKE."
  • 00:17:48.690 --> 00:17:50.292
  • MISTAKE."NOTHING ABOUT THAT SITUATION
  • 00:17:50.292 --> 00:17:52.060
  • NOTHING ABOUT THAT SITUATIONSEEMED GOOD.
  • 00:17:52.060 --> 00:17:53.028
  • SEEMED GOOD.I THOUGHT, "IT'S JUST A BAD
  • 00:17:53.028 --> 00:17:53.929
  • I THOUGHT, "IT'S JUST A BADBREAK, LETS PAY IT AND MOVE
  • 00:17:53.929 --> 00:17:55.297
  • BREAK, LETS PAY IT AND MOVEON."
  • 00:17:55.297 --> 00:17:56.665
  • ON."WE ENDED UP FINDING A MAN
  • 00:17:56.665 --> 00:17:58.200
  • WE ENDED UP FINDING A MANTHAT HELPED US GET THAT
  • 00:17:58.200 --> 00:17:59.201
  • THAT HELPED US GET THATSTRAIGHTENED OUT.
  • 00:17:59.201 --> 00:18:00.469
  • STRAIGHTENED OUT.HE'S A TAX ATTORNEY.
  • 00:18:00.469 --> 00:18:02.004
  • HE'S A TAX ATTORNEY.HE CAME OVER TO OUR HOUSE
  • 00:18:02.004 --> 00:18:03.372
  • HE CAME OVER TO OUR HOUSEEVERY NIGHT FOR SEVERAL
  • 00:18:03.372 --> 00:18:04.907
  • EVERY NIGHT FOR SEVERALWEEKS; WE FILED THE FORMS,
  • 00:18:04.907 --> 00:18:06.208
  • WEEKS; WE FILED THE FORMS,DID THE PAPERWORK.
  • 00:18:06.208 --> 00:18:07.876
  • DID THE PAPERWORK.WE BECAME GOOD FRIENDS.
  • 00:18:07.876 --> 00:18:08.944
  • WE BECAME GOOD FRIENDS.WE'D GO OUT TO EAT AND RUN
  • 00:18:08.944 --> 00:18:10.546
  • WE'D GO OUT TO EAT AND RUNERRANDS TOGETHER.
  • 00:18:10.546 --> 00:18:12.648
  • ERRANDS TOGETHER.TEN YEARS LATER WHEN I WAS
  • 00:18:12.648 --> 00:18:13.849
  • TEN YEARS LATER WHEN I WASWORKING FOR MY FATHER IN THE
  • 00:18:13.849 --> 00:18:15.450
  • WORKING FOR MY FATHER IN THETELEVISION DEPARTMENT AT
  • 00:18:15.450 --> 00:18:16.618
  • TELEVISION DEPARTMENT ATLAKEWOOD, SOMEONE OFFERED US
  • 00:18:16.618 --> 00:18:18.687
  • LAKEWOOD, SOMEONE OFFERED USA CONSTRUCTION PERMIT FOR
  • 00:18:18.687 --> 00:18:20.155
  • A CONSTRUCTION PERMIT FORTHE LAST FULL POWERED
  • 00:18:20.155 --> 00:18:21.056
  • THE LAST FULL POWEREDTELEVISION STATION IN
  • 00:18:21.056 --> 00:18:22.491
  • TV STATIONS IN MAJOR CITIES
  • 00:18:24.526 --> 00:18:26.094
  • TV STATIONS IN MAJOR CITIESARE VERY VALUABLE BUT I
  • 00:18:26.094 --> 00:18:27.629
  • ARE VERY VALUABLE BUT IDIDN'T KNOW WHERE TO START.
  • 00:18:27.629 --> 00:18:29.164
  • DIDN'T KNOW WHERE TO START.I WAS YOUNG; I DIDN'T KNOW
  • 00:18:29.164 --> 00:18:30.532
  • I WAS YOUNG; I DIDN'T KNOWANYTHING ABOUT BUYING A
  • 00:18:30.532 --> 00:18:31.433
  • ANYTHING ABOUT BUYING APERMIT FOR A TELEVISION
  • 00:18:31.433 --> 00:18:32.668
  • PERMIT FOR A TELEVISIONSTATION.
  • 00:18:32.668 --> 00:18:33.769
  • STATION.THEN I THOUGHT, "I'LL CALL
  • 00:18:33.769 --> 00:18:35.070
  • THEN I THOUGHT, "I'LL CALLMY FRIEND."
  • 00:18:35.070 --> 00:18:36.138
  • MY FRIEND."THE ONE I MET DURING THAT
  • 00:18:36.138 --> 00:18:37.005
  • THE ONE I MET DURING THATTAX ISSUE.
  • 00:18:37.005 --> 00:18:38.507
  • TAX ISSUE.THREE MONTHS LATER WE HAD A
  • 00:18:38.507 --> 00:18:40.075
  • THREE MONTHS LATER WE HAD ASIGNED CONTRACT.
  • 00:18:40.075 --> 00:18:41.043
  • SIGNED CONTRACT.WE PUT THE STATION ON THE
  • 00:18:41.043 --> 00:18:41.977
  • WE PUT THE STATION ON THEAIR.
  • 00:18:41.977 --> 00:18:42.878
  • AIR.MY FATHER WENT TO BE WITH
  • 00:18:42.878 --> 00:18:44.179
  • MY FATHER WENT TO BE WITHTHE LORD, AND I BECAME THE
  • 00:18:44.179 --> 00:18:45.347
  • THE LORD, AND I BECAME THEPASTOR.
  • 00:18:45.347 --> 00:18:46.582
  • PASTOR.A FEW YEARS LATER WE
  • 00:18:46.582 --> 00:18:48.116
  • A FEW YEARS LATER WEACQUIRED THE COMPAQ CENTER.
  • 00:18:48.116 --> 00:18:49.451
  • ACQUIRED THE COMPAQ CENTER.IT WAS GOING TO COST A
  • 00:18:49.451 --> 00:18:50.519
  • IT WAS GOING TO COST AHUNDRED MILLION DOLLARS TO
  • 00:18:50.519 --> 00:18:51.386
  • HUNDRED MILLION DOLLARS TORENOVATE.
  • 00:18:51.386 --> 00:18:52.554
  • RENOVATE.WE DECIDED TO SELL THE
  • 00:18:52.554 --> 00:18:53.689
  • WE DECIDED TO SELL THESTATION.
  • 00:18:53.689 --> 00:18:55.023
  • MAN THAT SELLS MORE STATIONS
  • 00:18:57.125 --> 00:18:58.260
  • MAN THAT SELLS MORE STATIONSIN THE UNITED STATES THAN
  • 00:18:58.260 --> 00:19:00.128
  • IN THE UNITED STATES THANANYONE ELSE, THAT WE WOULD
  • 00:19:00.128 --> 00:19:01.630
  • ANYONE ELSE, THAT WE WOULDGET A CERTAIN AMOUNT.
  • 00:19:01.630 --> 00:19:02.798
  • GET A CERTAIN AMOUNT.WE BELIEVED IT WAS WORTH
  • 00:19:02.798 --> 00:19:04.299
  • WE BELIEVED IT WAS WORTHMUCH MORE, BUT HE WAS VERY
  • 00:19:04.299 --> 00:19:06.034
  • MUCH MORE, BUT HE WAS VERYVOCAL ABOUT HOW IT WOULD
  • 00:19:06.034 --> 00:19:07.069
  • VOCAL ABOUT HOW IT WOULDNEVER SELL FOR THAT AMOUNT
  • 00:19:07.069 --> 00:19:08.770
  • NEVER SELL FOR THAT AMOUNTAND HOW WE WERE WASTING OUR
  • 00:19:08.770 --> 00:19:09.605
  • AND HOW WE WERE WASTING OURTIME TRYING TO GET THAT
  • 00:19:09.605 --> 00:19:10.772
  • TIME TRYING TO GET THATMUCH.
  • 00:19:10.772 --> 00:19:11.873
  • MUCH.HE GAVE US ALL THE REASONS
  • 00:19:11.873 --> 00:19:13.308
  • HE GAVE US ALL THE REASONSWHY IT WASN'T GOING TO
  • 00:19:13.308 --> 00:19:14.710
  • WHY IT WASN'T GOING TOHAPPEN, THE MARKET WAS DOWN,
  • 00:19:14.710 --> 00:19:16.612
  • HAPPEN, THE MARKET WAS DOWN,THERE WAS TOO MUCH SUPPLY,
  • 00:19:16.612 --> 00:19:17.813
  • THERE WAS TOO MUCH SUPPLY,TOO MANY STATIONS FOR SELL.
  • 00:19:17.813 --> 00:19:19.881
  • TOO MANY STATIONS FOR SELL.HE HAD ALL THE FACTS AS TO
  • 00:19:19.881 --> 00:19:21.617
  • HE HAD ALL THE FACTS AS TOWHY IT WASN'T AS VALUABLE,
  • 00:19:21.617 --> 00:19:22.884
  • WHY IT WASN'T AS VALUABLE,AND WHY IT WASN'T GOING TO
  • 00:19:22.884 --> 00:19:24.753
  • AND WHY IT WASN'T GOING TOATTRACT A BUYER.
  • 00:19:24.753 --> 00:19:26.355
  • ATTRACT A BUYER.WE LET THAT GO IN ONE EAR
  • 00:19:26.355 --> 00:19:28.156
  • WE LET THAT GO IN ONE EARAND OUT THE OTHER.
  • 00:19:28.156 --> 00:19:29.658
  • AND OUT THE OTHER.DON'T LET PEOPLE TALK YOU
  • 00:19:29.658 --> 00:19:30.726
  • DON'T LET PEOPLE TALK YOUOUT OF WHAT GOD PUT IN YOUR
  • 00:19:30.726 --> 00:19:31.960
  • OUT OF WHAT GOD PUT IN YOURHEART.
  • 00:19:31.960 --> 00:19:33.428
  • HEART.SOMETIMES PEOPLE HAVE TOO
  • 00:19:33.428 --> 00:19:35.097
  • SOMETIMES PEOPLE HAVE TOOMANY FACTS.
  • 00:19:35.097 --> 00:19:35.998
  • MANY FACTS.THEY HAVE TOO MUCH
  • 00:19:35.998 --> 00:19:37.065
  • THEY HAVE TOO MUCHINFORMATION.
  • 00:19:37.065 --> 00:19:38.166
  • INFORMATION.DON'T LET THEIR DOUBT GET
  • 00:19:38.166 --> 00:19:39.835
  • DON'T LET THEIR DOUBT GETOFF ON YOU.
  • 00:19:39.835 --> 00:19:41.470
  • OFF ON YOU.GOD IS NOT LIMITED BY WHAT
  • 00:19:41.470 --> 00:19:43.205
  • GOD IS NOT LIMITED BY WHATTHE EXPERTS SAY.
  • 00:19:43.205 --> 00:19:45.240
  • THE EXPERTS SAY.HIS FAVOR ON YOUR PROPERTY,
  • 00:19:45.240 --> 00:19:46.942
  • HIS FAVOR ON YOUR PROPERTY,YOUR BUSINESS, YOUR GIFTS,
  • 00:19:46.942 --> 00:19:48.176
  • YOUR BUSINESS, YOUR GIFTS,YOUR TALENTS WILL CAUSE
  • 00:19:48.176 --> 00:19:49.411
  • YOUR TALENTS WILL CAUSETHINGS TO HAPPEN THAT
  • 00:19:49.411 --> 00:19:50.912
  • WE HAD A BUYER COME TO US
  • 00:19:52.581 --> 00:19:55.217
  • WE HAD A BUYER COME TO USAND OFFER ALMOST TWICE WHAT
  • 00:19:55.217 --> 00:19:57.286
  • AND OFFER ALMOST TWICE WHATHE SAID WE WOULD NEVER GET.
  • 00:19:57.286 --> 00:19:58.287
  • HE SAID WE WOULD NEVER GET.WHEN HE HEARD THE FIGURE HE
  • 00:19:58.287 --> 00:19:59.688
  • WHEN HE HEARD THE FIGURE HENEARLY PASSED OUT.
  • 00:19:59.688 --> 00:20:01.290
  • NEARLY PASSED OUT.WE SOLD THE STATION AND USED
  • 00:20:01.290 --> 00:20:03.025
  • WE SOLD THE STATION AND USEDTHOSE FUNDS TO HELP RENOVATE
  • 00:20:03.025 --> 00:20:04.760
  • WHAT'S INTERESTING IS NONE
  • 00:20:06.395 --> 00:20:07.763
  • WHAT'S INTERESTING IS NONEOF THIS WOULD HAVE HAPPENED
  • 00:20:07.763 --> 00:20:09.431
  • OF THIS WOULD HAVE HAPPENEDIF I HAD NOT HAD THE TAX
  • 00:20:09.431 --> 00:20:11.166
  • IF I HAD NOT HAD THE TAXPROBLEM SOME TWENTY YEARS
  • 00:20:11.166 --> 00:20:12.634
  • PROBLEM SOME TWENTY YEARSEARLIER.
  • 00:20:12.634 --> 00:20:13.935
  • EARLIER.I WAS DISCOURAGED BY IT, IT
  • 00:20:13.935 --> 00:20:15.470
  • I WAS DISCOURAGED BY IT, ITWAS A BAD BREAK, IT WASN'T
  • 00:20:15.470 --> 00:20:16.605
  • WAS A BAD BREAK, IT WASN'TMY FAULT.
  • 00:20:16.605 --> 00:20:18.740
  • MY FAULT.I DIDN'T REALIZE GOD WAS
  • 00:20:18.740 --> 00:20:20.342
  • I DIDN'T REALIZE GOD WASORDERING MY STEPS, THAT WAS
  • 00:20:20.342 --> 00:20:22.411
  • ORDERING MY STEPS, THAT WASA CRITICAL PIECE FOR ME TO
  • 00:20:22.411 --> 00:20:24.746
  • A CRITICAL PIECE FOR ME TOFULFILL MY DESTINY.
  • 00:20:24.746 --> 00:20:25.814
  • FULFILL MY DESTINY.I THOUGHT BACK THEN IT WOULD
  • 00:20:25.814 --> 00:20:27.349
  • I THOUGHT BACK THEN IT WOULDONLY BE THE GOOD BREAKS,
  • 00:20:27.349 --> 00:20:29.151
  • ONLY BE THE GOOD BREAKS,OPEN DOORS, THINGS FALLING
  • 00:20:29.151 --> 00:20:30.652
  • OPEN DOORS, THINGS FALLINGINTO PLACE.
  • 00:20:30.652 --> 00:20:31.820
  • INTO PLACE.I DIDN'T KNOW GOD WOULD USE
  • 00:20:31.820 --> 00:20:34.056
  • I DIDN'T KNOW GOD WOULD USEDISAPPOINTMENTS, BAD BREAKS,
  • 00:20:34.056 --> 00:20:35.891
  • DISAPPOINTMENTS, BAD BREAKS,THINGS THAT WEREN'T FAIR.
  • 00:20:35.891 --> 00:20:37.092
  • THINGS THAT WEREN'T FAIR.LIKE JESUS TOLD THE
  • 00:20:37.092 --> 00:20:38.360
  • LIKE JESUS TOLD THEDISCIPLES, YOU'RE NOT GOING
  • 00:20:38.360 --> 00:20:39.795
  • DISCIPLES, YOU'RE NOT GOINGTO UNDERSTAND WHAT I'M DOING
  • 00:20:39.795 --> 00:20:41.763
  • TO UNDERSTAND WHAT I'M DOINGNOW, BUT ONE DAY YOU WILL
  • 00:20:41.763 --> 00:20:43.365
  • NOW, BUT ONE DAY YOU WILLUNDERSTAND.
  • 00:20:43.365 --> 00:20:45.000
  • UNDERSTAND.NOW, LOOKING BACK, I CAN SEE
  • 00:20:45.000 --> 00:20:46.368
  • NOW, LOOKING BACK, I CAN SEEIT SO CLEARLY.
  • 00:20:46.368 --> 00:20:48.170
  • IT SO CLEARLY.IF I HAD NOT HAD THE TAX
  • 00:20:48.170 --> 00:20:49.404
  • IF I HAD NOT HAD THE TAXPROBLEM, I WOULD HAVE NEVER
  • 00:20:49.404 --> 00:20:50.906
  • PROBLEM, I WOULD HAVE NEVERMET THE ATTORNEY.
  • 00:20:50.906 --> 00:20:52.140
  • MET THE ATTORNEY.WITHOUT MY ATTORNEY FRIEND,
  • 00:20:52.140 --> 00:20:53.642
  • WITHOUT MY ATTORNEY FRIEND,I WOULD HAVE NEVER PURSUED
  • 00:20:53.642 --> 00:20:55.043
  • I WOULD HAVE NEVER PURSUEDTHE TELEVISION STATION.
  • 00:20:55.043 --> 00:20:56.178
  • THE TELEVISION STATION.WITHOUT THE STATION, WE
  • 00:20:56.178 --> 00:20:57.312
  • WITHOUT THE STATION, WEWOULDN'T HAVE HAD THE FUNDS
  • 00:20:57.312 --> 00:20:58.180
  • WOULDN'T HAVE HAD THE FUNDSTO RENOVATE THE COMPAQ
  • 00:20:58.180 --> 00:20:59.247
  • TO RENOVATE THE COMPAQCENTER.
  • 00:20:59.247 --> 00:21:01.049
  • CENTER.I WONDER IF YOU'RE UPSET
  • 00:21:01.049 --> 00:21:03.185
  • I WONDER IF YOU'RE UPSETABOUT SOMETHING NOW, THAT
  • 00:21:03.185 --> 00:21:04.453
  • ABOUT SOMETHING NOW, THATLATER ON YOU'RE GOING TO
  • 00:21:04.453 --> 00:21:06.421
  • LATER ON YOU'RE GOING TOREALIZE, IT HAD TO HAPPEN TO
  • 00:21:06.421 --> 00:21:07.456
  • REALIZE, IT HAD TO HAPPEN TOGET YOU TO YOUR DESTINY.
  • 00:21:07.456 --> 00:21:09.591
  • GET YOU TO YOUR DESTINY.YOU DIDN'T LIKE IT, IT
  • 00:21:09.591 --> 00:21:12.094
  • YOU DIDN'T LIKE IT, ITWASN'T FAIR, BUT GOD USED IT
  • 00:21:12.094 --> 00:21:14.296
  • WASN'T FAIR, BUT GOD USED ITTO CONNECT THE DOTS.
  • 00:21:14.296 --> 00:21:15.197
  • TO CONNECT THE DOTS.IT WAS INSTRUMENTAL.
  • 00:21:15.197 --> 00:21:16.264
  • IT WAS INSTRUMENTAL.YOU WOULDN'T HAVE MET THE
  • 00:21:16.264 --> 00:21:17.299
  • YOU WOULDN'T HAVE MET THEPERSON, YOU WOULDN'T HAVE
  • 00:21:17.299 --> 00:21:18.600
  • PERSON, YOU WOULDN'T HAVEBEEN AT THE RIGHT PLACE, YOU
  • 00:21:18.600 --> 00:21:19.735
  • BEEN AT THE RIGHT PLACE, YOUWOULDN'T HAVE SOLD THE
  • 00:21:19.735 --> 00:21:20.635
  • WOULDN'T HAVE SOLD THEPROPERTY, YOU WOULDN'T HAVE
  • 00:21:20.635 --> 00:21:22.037
  • PROPERTY, YOU WOULDN'T HAVESTARTED THE BUSINESS.
  • 00:21:22.037 --> 00:21:23.672
  • STARTED THE BUSINESS.MAYBE LIKE WITH ME, WHAT
  • 00:21:23.672 --> 00:21:25.507
  • MAYBE LIKE WITH ME, WHATYOU'RE DISCOURAGED OVER NOW
  • 00:21:25.507 --> 00:21:27.943
  • YOU'RE DISCOURAGED OVER NOWIS REALLY A BLESSING.
  • 00:21:27.943 --> 00:21:29.411
  • IS REALLY A BLESSING.YOU CAN'T SEE WHAT GOD IS UP
  • 00:21:29.411 --> 00:21:31.046
  • YOU CAN'T SEE WHAT GOD IS UPTO, BUT LATER ON YOU'RE
  • 00:21:31.046 --> 00:21:32.848
  • TO, BUT LATER ON YOU'REGOING TO UNDERSTAND.
  • 00:21:32.848 --> 00:21:34.483
  • GOING TO UNDERSTAND.GOD KNOWS WHAT YOU'RE GOING
  • 00:21:34.483 --> 00:21:35.917
  • GOD KNOWS WHAT YOU'RE GOINGTO NEED TWENTY YEARS FROM
  • 00:21:35.917 --> 00:21:37.219
  • TO NEED TWENTY YEARS FROMNOW.
  • 00:21:37.219 --> 00:21:38.620
  • NOW.A DISAPPOINTMENT TODAY, A
  • 00:21:38.620 --> 00:21:40.756
  • A DISAPPOINTMENT TODAY, ASETBACK, A BETRAYAL, YOU MAY
  • 00:21:40.756 --> 00:21:42.090
  • SETBACK, A BETRAYAL, YOU MAYNOT SEE HOW THAT WORKS OUT
  • 00:21:42.090 --> 00:21:43.558
  • NOT SEE HOW THAT WORKS OUTFOR YOUR GOOD UNTIL YEARS
  • 00:21:43.558 --> 00:21:45.360
  • WHEN OUR DAUGHTER ALEXANDRA
  • 00:21:46.461 --> 00:21:48.430
  • WHEN OUR DAUGHTER ALEXANDRAWAS A LITTLE GIRL, SHE LOVED
  • 00:21:48.430 --> 00:21:50.165
  • WAS A LITTLE GIRL, SHE LOVEDTO PUT PUZZLES TOGETHER.
  • 00:21:50.165 --> 00:21:51.900
  • TO PUT PUZZLES TOGETHER.EVERY COUPLE OF WEEKS WE'D
  • 00:21:51.900 --> 00:21:52.968
  • EVERY COUPLE OF WEEKS WE'DGET A NEW PUZZLE AND WORK ON
  • 00:21:52.968 --> 00:21:53.835
  • GET A NEW PUZZLE AND WORK ONIT.
  • 00:21:53.835 --> 00:21:54.803
  • IT.SOMETIMES IT WOULD TAKE TWO
  • 00:21:54.803 --> 00:21:56.071
  • SOMETIMES IT WOULD TAKE TWOOR THREE DAYS TO COMPLETE.
  • 00:21:56.071 --> 00:21:57.906
  • OR THREE DAYS TO COMPLETE.INVARIABLY WE WOULD FIND A
  • 00:21:57.906 --> 00:21:59.040
  • INVARIABLY WE WOULD FIND APIECE THAT WOULDN'T FIT
  • 00:21:59.040 --> 00:22:00.542
  • PIECE THAT WOULDN'T FITANYWHERE.
  • 00:22:00.542 --> 00:22:01.710
  • ANYWHERE.WE WOULD TRY EVERY OPTION.
  • 00:22:01.710 --> 00:22:03.512
  • WE WOULD TRY EVERY OPTION.PUT IT HERE, THERE, STILL
  • 00:22:03.512 --> 00:22:04.479
  • PUT IT HERE, THERE, STILLNOTHING.
  • 00:22:04.479 --> 00:22:05.747
  • NOTHING.I WAS CONVINCED THAT THE
  • 00:22:05.747 --> 00:22:07.649
  • I WAS CONVINCED THAT THEMANUFACTURER MADE A MISTAKE.
  • 00:22:07.649 --> 00:22:08.750
  • MANUFACTURER MADE A MISTAKE.THEY DID SOMETHING WRONG,
  • 00:22:08.750 --> 00:22:10.085
  • THEY DID SOMETHING WRONG,LEFT SOMETHING OUT.
  • 00:22:10.085 --> 00:22:11.319
  • LEFT SOMETHING OUT.THEY PUT THIS PIECE IN FROM
  • 00:22:11.319 --> 00:22:12.954
  • THEY PUT THIS PIECE IN FROMANOTHER PUZZLE BECAUSE IT
  • 00:22:12.954 --> 00:22:14.456
  • IT WAS SO FRUSTRATING.
  • 00:22:15.524 --> 00:22:17.125
  • IT WAS SO FRUSTRATING.WHAT'S INTERESTING IS EVERY
  • 00:22:17.125 --> 00:22:19.127
  • WHAT'S INTERESTING IS EVERYTIME WE GOT CLOSE TO THE END
  • 00:22:19.127 --> 00:22:21.196
  • TIME WE GOT CLOSE TO THE ENDAND MORE OF THE PIECES CAME
  • 00:22:21.196 --> 00:22:23.031
  • AND MORE OF THE PIECES CAMETOGETHER, ALL OF THE SUDDEN
  • 00:22:23.031 --> 00:22:24.766
  • TOGETHER, ALL OF THE SUDDENTHAT PIECE THAT I WAS SO
  • 00:22:24.766 --> 00:22:26.735
  • THAT PIECE THAT I WAS SOSURE WAS A MISTAKE WOULD FIT
  • 00:22:26.735 --> 00:22:28.370
  • SURE WAS A MISTAKE WOULD FITPERFECTLY INTO PLACE.
  • 00:22:28.370 --> 00:22:29.738
  • PERFECTLY INTO PLACE.IT DIDN'T MAKE SENSE ON ITS
  • 00:22:29.738 --> 00:22:31.406
  • IT DIDN'T MAKE SENSE ON ITSOWN, I HAD TO WAIT FOR THE
  • 00:22:31.406 --> 00:22:33.909
  • OWN, I HAD TO WAIT FOR THEPIECES TO COME TOGETHER.
  • 00:22:33.909 --> 00:22:35.110
  • PIECES TO COME TOGETHER.YOU MAY HAVE SOME PIECES IN
  • 00:22:35.110 --> 00:22:36.445
  • YOU MAY HAVE SOME PIECES INYOUR LIFE THAT DON'T MAKE
  • 00:22:36.445 --> 00:22:37.913
  • YOUR LIFE THAT DON'T MAKESENSE.
  • 00:22:37.913 --> 00:22:38.413
  • SENSE."WHY DID I NOT GET THAT
  • 00:22:38.413 --> 00:22:40.382
  • "WHY DID I NOT GET THATPROMOTION I WORKED SO HARD
  • 00:22:40.382 --> 00:22:41.450
  • PROMOTION I WORKED SO HARDFOR, WHY DID I HAVE THAT TAX
  • 00:22:41.450 --> 00:22:43.518
  • FOR, WHY DID I HAVE THAT TAXISSUE, IT WASN'T MY FAULT,
  • 00:22:43.518 --> 00:22:44.486
  • ISSUE, IT WASN'T MY FAULT,WHY DID THAT PERSON WALK OUT
  • 00:22:44.486 --> 00:22:46.388
  • WHY DID THAT PERSON WALK OUTOF A RELATIONSHIP?"
  • 00:22:46.388 --> 00:22:48.256
  • OF A RELATIONSHIP?"BY ITSELF THAT PIECE DOESN'T
  • 00:22:48.256 --> 00:22:49.724
  • BY ITSELF THAT PIECE DOESN'TFIT.
  • 00:22:49.724 --> 00:22:50.792
  • FIT.RIGHT NOW, IT'S NOT GOING TO
  • 00:22:50.792 --> 00:22:52.260
  • RIGHT NOW, IT'S NOT GOING TOMAKE SENSE.
  • 00:22:52.260 --> 00:22:53.628
  • MAKE SENSE.YOU HAVE TO WAIT FOR OTHER
  • 00:22:53.628 --> 00:22:55.797
  • YOU HAVE TO WAIT FOR OTHERPIECES TO COME TOGETHER.
  • 00:22:55.797 --> 00:22:56.932
  • PIECES TO COME TOGETHER.THE SCRIPTURE SAYS, "ALL
  • 00:22:56.932 --> 00:22:58.200
  • THE SCRIPTURE SAYS, "ALLTHINGS WORK TOGETHER FOR
  • 00:22:58.200 --> 00:22:59.734
  • THINGS WORK TOGETHER FORGOOD."
  • 00:22:59.734 --> 00:23:01.102
  • GOOD."GOD IS IN THE PROCESS OF
  • 00:23:01.102 --> 00:23:03.171
  • GOD IS IN THE PROCESS OFCONNECTING THE DOTS IN YOUR
  • 00:23:03.171 --> 00:23:04.673
  • CONNECTING THE DOTS IN YOURLIFE.
  • 00:23:04.673 --> 00:23:06.041
  • LIFE.BE PATIENT AND LET HIM WORK
  • 00:23:06.041 --> 00:23:07.809
  • BE PATIENT AND LET HIM WORKOUT HIS PLAN.
  • 00:23:07.809 --> 00:23:09.144
  • OUT HIS PLAN.TRUST HIM WHEN THE PIECE
  • 00:23:09.144 --> 00:23:10.745
  • TRUST HIM WHEN THE PIECEDOESN'T MAKE SENSE.
  • 00:23:10.745 --> 00:23:12.314
  • DOESN'T MAKE SENSE.I CAN ASSURE YOU YOUR
  • 00:23:12.314 --> 00:23:13.615
  • I CAN ASSURE YOU YOURMANUFACTURER DIDN'T MAKE A
  • 00:23:13.615 --> 00:23:15.183
  • MANUFACTURER DIDN'T MAKE AMISTAKE.
  • 00:23:15.183 --> 00:23:16.418
  • MISTAKE.WHEN GOD DESIGNED THE PLAN
  • 00:23:16.418 --> 00:23:17.686
  • WHEN GOD DESIGNED THE PLANFOR YOUR LIFE, WHEN HE MADE
  • 00:23:17.686 --> 00:23:19.354
  • FOR YOUR LIFE, WHEN HE MADEYOUR PUZZLE SO TO SPEAK, HE
  • 00:23:19.354 --> 00:23:21.056
  • YOUR PUZZLE SO TO SPEAK, HEDIDN'T ACCIDENTALLY PUT IN A
  • 00:23:21.056 --> 00:23:22.557
  • DIDN'T ACCIDENTALLY PUT IN AWRONG PIECE, SOMETHING THAT
  • 00:23:22.557 --> 00:23:24.125
  • WRONG PIECE, SOMETHING THATDIDN'T FIT.
  • 00:23:24.125 --> 00:23:25.060
  • DIDN'T FIT.HE DIDN'T LEAVE SOMETHING
  • 00:23:25.060 --> 00:23:25.694
  • HE DIDN'T LEAVE SOMETHINGOUT.
  • 00:23:25.694 --> 00:23:26.728
  • OUT.YOU HAVE BEEN FEARFULLY AND
  • 00:23:26.728 --> 00:23:28.530
  • YOU HAVE BEEN FEARFULLY ANDWONDERFULLY MADE.
  • 00:23:28.530 --> 00:23:29.631
  • WONDERFULLY MADE.EVERYTHING IS SERVING HIS
  • 00:23:29.631 --> 00:23:30.966
  • BUT HERE'S A KEY.
  • 00:23:32.334 --> 00:23:33.568
  • BUT HERE'S A KEY.HE NEVER SAID, "YOU'RE GOING
  • 00:23:33.568 --> 00:23:35.437
  • HE NEVER SAID, "YOU'RE GOINGTO UNDERSTAND EVERYTHING.
  • 00:23:35.437 --> 00:23:36.671
  • TO UNDERSTAND EVERYTHING.I'M GOING TO SHOW YOU WHAT
  • 00:23:36.671 --> 00:23:37.539
  • I'M GOING TO SHOW YOU WHATI'M DOING.
  • 00:23:37.539 --> 00:23:38.139
  • I'M DOING.IT'S ALL GOING TO MAKE
  • 00:23:38.139 --> 00:23:39.107
  • IT'S ALL GOING TO MAKESENSE."
  • 00:23:39.107 --> 00:23:40.542
  • SENSE."HE SAID, "MY WAYS ARE NOT
  • 00:23:40.542 --> 00:23:41.776
  • HE SAID, "MY WAYS ARE NOTYOUR WAYS."
  • 00:23:41.776 --> 00:23:42.878
  • YOUR WAYS."HE SAID, "WALK BY FAITH AND
  • 00:23:42.878 --> 00:23:44.679
  • YOU HAVE TO TRUST HIM WHEN
  • 00:23:45.814 --> 00:23:47.782
  • YOU HAVE TO TRUST HIM WHENYOU DON'T UNDERSTAND.
  • 00:23:47.782 --> 00:23:48.717
  • YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND.STAY IN FAITH WHEN IT
  • 00:23:48.717 --> 00:23:50.619
  • STAY IN FAITH WHEN ITDOESN'T MAKE SENSE.
  • 00:23:50.619 --> 00:23:51.920
  • DOESN'T MAKE SENSE.GOD IS WORKING BEHIND THE
  • 00:23:51.920 --> 00:23:53.321
  • GOD IS WORKING BEHIND THESCENES IN YOUR LIFE RIGHT
  • 00:23:53.321 --> 00:23:54.689
  • SCENES IN YOUR LIFE RIGHTNOW.
  • 00:23:54.689 --> 00:23:55.490
  • NOW.YOU'RE ON THE VERGE OF
  • 00:23:55.490 --> 00:23:56.725
  • YOU'RE ON THE VERGE OFSEEING HIM CONNECT SOME
  • 00:23:56.725 --> 00:23:58.360
  • SEEING HIM CONNECT SOMEDOTS.
  • 00:23:58.360 --> 00:23:59.327
  • DOTS.THIS IS NOT THE TIME TO BE
  • 00:23:59.327 --> 00:24:00.896
  • THIS IS NOT THE TIME TO BEDISCOURAGED, THIS IS THE
  • 00:24:00.896 --> 00:24:02.831
  • DISCOURAGED, THIS IS THETIME TO STIR YOUR FAITH UP.
  • 00:24:02.831 --> 00:24:04.633
  • TIME TO STIR YOUR FAITH UP.IF YOU'LL DO THIS, I BELIEVE
  • 00:24:04.633 --> 00:24:06.234
  • IF YOU'LL DO THIS, I BELIEVEAND DECLARE, YOU'RE ABOUT TO
  • 00:24:06.234 --> 00:24:08.169
  • FAVOR, BREAKTHROUGHS,
  • 00:24:09.671 --> 00:24:12.040
  • FAVOR, BREAKTHROUGHS,HEALING, DIVINE CONNECTIONS.
  • 00:24:12.040 --> 00:24:13.108
  • HEALING, DIVINE CONNECTIONS.THINGS YOU HAVEN'T
  • 00:24:13.108 --> 00:24:14.342
  • THINGS YOU HAVEN'TUNDERSTOOD IN THE PAST,
  • 00:24:14.342 --> 00:24:15.911
  • UNDERSTOOD IN THE PAST,YOU'RE ABOUT TO UNDERSTAND.
  • 00:24:15.911 --> 00:24:17.145
  • YOU'RE ABOUT TO UNDERSTAND.GOD IS ABOUT TO BRING IT
  • 00:24:17.145 --> 00:24:18.647
  • GOD IS ABOUT TO BRING ITTOGETHER, YOU'RE GOING TO
  • 00:24:18.647 --> 00:24:20.448
  • JESUS' NAME.
  • 00:24:21.950 --> 00:24:23.118
  • JESUS' NAME.IF YOU RECEIVE IT, CAN YOU
  • 00:24:23.118 --> 00:24:25.453
  • IF YOU RECEIVE IT, CAN YOUSAY AMEN?
  • 00:24:25.453 --> 00:24:26.788
  • SAY AMEN?I'D LIKE TO GIVE YOU AN
  • 00:24:26.788 --> 00:24:28.390
  • I'D LIKE TO GIVE YOU ANOPPORTUNITY TO MAKE JESUS
  • 00:24:28.390 --> 00:24:30.225
  • OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE JESUSTHE LORD OF YOUR LIFE.
  • 00:24:30.225 --> 00:24:31.426
  • THE LORD OF YOUR LIFE.WOULD YOU PRAY WITH ME?
  • 00:24:31.426 --> 00:24:33.728
  • WOULD YOU PRAY WITH ME?JUST SAY, "LORD JESUS, I
  • 00:24:33.728 --> 00:24:35.830
  • JUST SAY, "LORD JESUS, IREPENT OF MY SINS.
  • 00:24:35.830 --> 00:24:37.432
  • REPENT OF MY SINS.COME INTO MY HEART.
  • 00:24:37.432 --> 00:24:38.767
  • COME INTO MY HEART.I MAKE YOU MY LORD AND
  • 00:24:38.767 --> 00:24:40.669
  • IF YOU PRAYED THAT SIMPLE
  • 00:24:41.603 --> 00:24:42.704
  • IF YOU PRAYED THAT SIMPLEPRAYER, WE BELIEVE YOU GOT
  • 00:24:42.704 --> 00:24:44.105
  • PRAYER, WE BELIEVE YOU GOTBORN AGAIN.
  • 00:24:44.105 --> 00:24:45.106
  • BORN AGAIN.WE'D LIKE TO SEND YOU SOME
  • 00:24:45.106 --> 00:24:46.675
  • WE'D LIKE TO SEND YOU SOMEFREE INFORMATION.
  • 00:24:46.675 --> 00:24:47.909
  • FREE INFORMATION.JUST TEXT THE NUMBER ON THE
  • 00:24:47.909 --> 00:24:48.977
  • JUST TEXT THE NUMBER ON THESCREEN AND WE'LL GET IT TO
  • 00:24:48.977 --> 00:24:49.945
  • SCREEN AND WE'LL GET IT TOYOU.
  • 00:24:49.945 --> 00:24:50.845
  • YOU.I HOPE YOU GET INTO A GOOD
  • 00:24:50.845 --> 00:24:52.280
  • I HOPE YOU GET INTO A GOODBIBLE-BASED CHURCH AND KEEP
  • 00:24:52.280 --> 00:24:53.715
  • BIBLE-BASED CHURCH AND KEEPGOD FIRST PLACE.
  • 00:24:53.715 --> 00:24:54.783
  • GOD FIRST PLACE.HE'S GOING TO TAKE YOU
  • 00:24:54.783 --> 00:24:55.684
  • HE'S GOING TO TAKE YOUPLACES THAT YOU'VE NEVER
  • 00:24:55.684 --> 00:24:56.885
  • VICTORIA AND I WILL BE RIGHT
  • 00:24:57.919 --> 00:24:59.220
  • VICTORIA AND I WILL BE RIGHTBACK TO SPEAK A BLESSING
  • 00:24:59.220 --> 00:24:59.988
  • BACK TO SPEAK A BLESSINGOVER YOU.
  • 00:24:59.988 --> 00:25:00.255
  • .
  • 00:25:00.522 --> 00:25:01.089
  • .> ANNCR: AS A THANK YOU FOR
  • 00:25:01.089 --> 00:25:02.824
  • > ANNCR: AS A THANK YOU FORYOUR SUPPORT OF OUR MINISTRY
  • 00:25:02.824 --> 00:25:03.959
  • YOUR SUPPORT OF OUR MINISTRYTHIS MONTH, JOEL AND VICTORIA
  • 00:25:03.959 --> 00:25:06.127
  • THIS MONTH, JOEL AND VICTORIAWOULD LIKE TO SEND YOU A COPY
  • 00:25:06.127 --> 00:25:07.696
  • RESOURCE, "THE ABUNDANCE
  • 00:25:09.331 --> 00:25:10.599
  • RESOURCE, "THE ABUNDANCEMIND SET".
  • 00:25:10.599 --> 00:25:12.634
  • YOU TO EXPAND THE VISION YOU
  • 00:25:14.002 --> 00:25:15.637
  • YOU TO EXPAND THE VISION YOUHAVE FOR YOUR LIFE.
  • 00:25:15.637 --> 00:25:17.906
  • HAVE FOR YOUR LIFE.DON'T LIMIT GOD. SEE YOURSELF
  • 00:25:17.906 --> 00:25:20.108
  • DON'T LIMIT GOD. SEE YOURSELFRISING HIGHER, OVERCOMING
  • 00:25:20.108 --> 00:25:21.876
  • RISING HIGHER, OVERCOMINGOBSTACLES AND LIVING OUT
  • 00:25:21.876 --> 00:25:23.645
  • OBSTACLES AND LIVING OUTYOUR DREAMS.
  • 00:25:23.645 --> 00:25:24.212
  • YOUR DREAMS.> VICTORIA: YOU WERE CREATED
  • 00:25:24.212 --> 00:25:25.614
  • > VICTORIA: YOU WERE CREATEDTO LIVE AN ABUNDANT LIFE
  • 00:25:25.614 --> 00:25:27.282
  • TO LIVE AN ABUNDANT LIFEFILLED WITH FAVOR, INFLUENCE,
  • 00:25:27.282 --> 00:25:28.917
  • FILLED WITH FAVOR, INFLUENCE,AND RESOURCES. YOU MAY HAVE
  • 00:25:28.917 --> 00:25:30.318
  • AND RESOURCES. YOU MAY HAVEAREAS YOU'RE STRUGGLING IN
  • 00:25:30.318 --> 00:25:32.420
  • AREAS YOU'RE STRUGGLING INBUT THAT'S NOT YOUR DESTINY.
  • 00:25:32.420 --> 00:25:34.189
  • BUT THAT'S NOT YOUR DESTINY.WHAT GOD HAS IN STORE FOR YOU
  • 00:25:34.189 --> 00:25:36.458
  • WHAT GOD HAS IN STORE FOR YOUWILL EXCEED YOUR EXPECTATIONS.
  • 00:25:36.458 --> 00:25:37.158
  • WILL EXCEED YOUR EXPECTATIONS.> JOEL: GOD IS GOING TO TAKE
  • 00:25:37.158 --> 00:25:38.360
  • > JOEL: GOD IS GOING TO TAKEYOU WHERE YOU COULDN'T GO ON
  • 00:25:38.360 --> 00:25:40.195
  • YOU WHERE YOU COULDN'T GO ONYOUR OWN. REQUEST THIS RESOURCE.
  • 00:25:40.195 --> 00:25:41.563
  • YOUR OWN. REQUEST THIS RESOURCE.IT WILL HELP YOU LIVE THE
  • 00:25:41.563 --> 00:25:43.298
  • IT WILL HELP YOU LIVE THEABUNDANT LIFE THAT BELONGS
  • 00:25:43.298 --> 00:25:45.333
  • > ANNCR: REQUEST YOUR COPY
  • 00:25:46.334 --> 00:25:47.869
  • > ANNCR: REQUEST YOUR COPYOF "THE ABUNDANCE MIND SET"
  • 00:25:47.869 --> 00:25:49.871
  • OF "THE ABUNDANCE MIND SET"TODAY AT JOELOSTEEN.COM OR
  • 00:25:49.871 --> 00:25:55.610
  • > JOEL: YOUR SUPPORT IS
  • 00:25:56.378 --> 00:25:57.679
  • > JOEL: YOUR SUPPORT ISMAKING A DIFFERENCE. THANK
  • 00:25:57.679 --> 00:25:58.780
  • MAKING A DIFFERENCE. THANKYOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR
  • 00:25:58.780 --> 00:26:00.015
  • YOU SO MUCH FOR YOURGENEROSITY. IT'S LETTING THE
  • 00:26:00.015 --> 00:26:01.683
  • GENEROSITY. IT'S LETTING THEMESSAGE OF HOPE GO AROUND THE
  • 00:26:01.683 --> 00:26:03.385
  • MESSAGE OF HOPE GO AROUND THEWORLD. BECAUSE OF YOU, WE'RE
  • 00:26:03.385 --> 00:26:05.020
  • WORLD. BECAUSE OF YOU, WE'REABLE TO HELP OUR FIRST
  • 00:26:05.020 --> 00:26:06.388
  • ABLE TO HELP OUR FIRSTRESPONDERS, MEDICAL
  • 00:26:06.388 --> 00:26:08.356
  • RESPONDERS, MEDICALPROFESSIONALS PROVIDING THEM
  • 00:26:08.356 --> 00:26:09.858
  • PROFESSIONALS PROVIDING THEMFOOD AND THE MASKS THAT THEY
  • 00:26:09.858 --> 00:26:11.259
  • FOOD AND THE MASKS THAT THEYNEED. OUR BOXES OF HOPE GO OUT
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  • NEED. OUR BOXES OF HOPE GO OUTTO THE MEDICALLY FRAGILE AND
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  • TO THE MEDICALLY FRAGILE ANDELDERLY AND THOSE THAT HAVE
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  • ELDERLY AND THOSE THAT HAVELOST THEIR JOBS.
  • 00:26:17.432 --> 00:26:18.833
  • LOST THEIR JOBS.WE CONTINUE TO HOLD BLOOD DRIVES
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  • WE CONTINUE TO HOLD BLOOD DRIVESHERE AT LAKEWOOD. JUST HELPING
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  • HERE AT LAKEWOOD. JUST HELPINGOUR COMMUNITY AND OUR WORLD IN
  • 00:26:22.404 --> 00:26:23.838
  • OUR COMMUNITY AND OUR WORLD INANY WAY THAT WE CAN.
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  • ANY WAY THAT WE CAN.AND A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO OUR
  • 00:26:25.306 --> 00:26:26.941
  • AND A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO OURCHAMPION OF HOPE PARTNERS FOR
  • 00:26:26.941 --> 00:26:28.576
  • CHAMPION OF HOPE PARTNERS FORALL YOU DO TO MAKE THE MINISTRY
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  • ALL YOU DO TO MAKE THE MINISTRYPOSSIBLE. KNOW THAT WE PRAY FOR
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  • POSSIBLE. KNOW THAT WE PRAY FORYOU EVERY DAY. WE BELIEVE YOU'RE
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  • YOU EVERY DAY. WE BELIEVE YOU'REGOING TO HAVE A GREAT SUMMER;
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  • GOING TO HAVE A GREAT SUMMER;THAT GOD IS TAKING YOU FROM
  • 00:26:35.417 --> 00:26:37.052
  • THAT GOD IS TAKING YOU FROMGLORY TO GLORY.
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  • GLORY TO GLORY.REMEMBER, THE ECONOMY IS NOT
  • 00:26:38.420 --> 00:26:40.422
  • REMEMBER, THE ECONOMY IS NOTOUR SOURCE; GOD IS OUR SOURCE.
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  • OUR SOURCE; GOD IS OUR SOURCE.HE HAS YOU IN THE PALM OF HIS
  • 00:26:41.890 --> 00:26:43.792
  • HE HAS YOU IN THE PALM OF HISHAND. LET ME PRAY FOR YOU.
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  • HAND. LET ME PRAY FOR YOU.LORD, WE DO LIFT UP ALL OF OUR
  • 00:26:45.160 --> 00:26:47.862
  • LORD, WE DO LIFT UP ALL OF OURFRIENDS, OUR PARTNERS. LORD,
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  • FRIENDS, OUR PARTNERS. LORD,I THANK YOU RIGHT NOW YOU'RE
  • 00:26:49.030 --> 00:26:50.098
  • I THANK YOU RIGHT NOW YOU'REAT WORK IN THEIR LIVES, FIGHTING
  • 00:26:50.098 --> 00:26:51.666
  • AT WORK IN THEIR LIVES, FIGHTINGTHEIR BATTLES, MAKING THEIR
  • 00:26:51.666 --> 00:26:52.934
  • THEIR BATTLES, MAKING THEIRCROOKED PLACES STRAIGHT.
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  • CROOKED PLACES STRAIGHT.LORD, HEAL THE SICK BODIES.
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  • LORD, HEAL THE SICK BODIES.RESTORE RELATIONSHIPS.
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  • RESTORE RELATIONSHIPS.GIVE THEM OPPORTUNITIES.
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  • GIVE THEM OPPORTUNITIES.TAKE THEM WHERE THEY COULDN'T
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  • TAKE THEM WHERE THEY COULDN'TGO ON THEIR OWN.
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  • GO ON THEIR OWN.I PRAY IT, IT BELIEVE IT,
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  • I PRAY IT, IT BELIEVE IT,IN THE NAME OF JESUS.
  • 00:27:03.545 --> 00:27:04.479
  • IN THE NAME OF JESUS.REMEMBER, YOU'RE NOT AVERAGE.
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  • REMEMBER, YOU'RE NOT AVERAGE.YOU'RE NOT MEDIOCRE.
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  • YOU'RE NOT MEDIOCRE.YOU'RE A CHILD OF THE MOST
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  • .
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  • .>ANNCR: STAY CONNECTED AND
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  • >ANNCR: STAY CONNECTED ANDRECEIVE DAILY INSPIRATION BY
  • 00:27:11.953 --> 00:27:13.388
  • RECEIVE DAILY INSPIRATION BYFOLLOWING JOEL OSTEEN ON
  • 00:27:13.388 --> 00:27:15.156
  • FOLLOWING JOEL OSTEEN ONFACEBOOK, INSTAGRAM, AND
  • 00:27:15.156 --> 00:27:16.958
  • FACEBOOK, INSTAGRAM, ANDTWITTER. WATCH NEW MESSAGES ON
  • 00:27:16.958 --> 00:27:19.227
  • TWITTER. WATCH NEW MESSAGES ONON YOUTUBE. YOU CAN ALSO DOWNLOD
  • 00:27:19.227 --> 00:27:20.662
  • ON YOUTUBE. YOU CAN ALSO DOWNLODTHE WEEKLY PODCAST
  • 00:27:20.662 --> 00:27:21.930
  • THE WEEKLY PODCASTAND BE ENCOURAGED TO LIVE
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  • AND BE ENCOURAGED TO LIVEYOUR BEST LIFE.
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