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September 8, 2019
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  • - I'M JOHN GRAY AND WELCOME TO "JOHN GRAY'S WORLD".
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  • BECAUSE TRUTH BE TOLD, YOU SHOULDN'T EVEN BE HERE ANYWAY.
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  • MANY OF US KNOW SOME OF THE THINGS THAT WE'VE DONE
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  • AND THINGS THAT WE HAVE TRIED TO TOUCH
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  • AND SOMEHOW GOD JUST KEPT US AND COVERED US
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  • AND FORGAVE US AND HEALED US AND CLEANSED US AND WASHED US
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  • AND SOME OF US SHOULD MAYBE GIVE HIM A REWIND PRAISE.
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  • JUST LOOKING BACK OVER YOUR LIFE IS ENOUGH
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  • TO GIVE HIM A PRAISE.
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  • IF HE DOESN'T DO ANOTHER THING GOING FORWARD,
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  • HE'S STILL WORTHY OF A REWIND PRAISE.
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  • FRESH WORD, FRESH PERSPECTIVE AND A WHOLE LOTTA HALLELUJAH.
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  • "JOHN GRAY'S WORLD", BOO!
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  • [UPBEAT MUSIC]
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  • OH, HI.
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  • I DIDN'T SEE YOU THERE.
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  • I WAS TOO BUSY GETTING EXCITED ABOUT THE WORD
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  • THAT'S ABOUT TO COME FORTH TODAY.
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  • I'M JOHN GRAY AND I'M SUPER GEEKED UP YOU DECIDED
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  • TO JOIN ME.
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  • TODAY WE'RE GONNA LOOK AT ONE OF THE MOST FASCINATING PEOPLE
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  • IN THE BIBLE, SAMSON.
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  • YOU MAY KNOW THE STORY OR YOU MAY THINK YOU KNOW THE STORY.
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  • SAMSON WAS DISTRACTED BY DELILAH.
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  • SACRIFICED HIS DESTINY AND STRENGTH,
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  • BECAUSE OF WRONG DECISIONS.
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  • YOU MAY FEEL THAT WAY.
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  • MAYBE YOU MADE SOME WRONG CHOICES
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  • AND YOU FEEL LIKE THE CALL THAT GOD HAS PLACED
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  • ON YOUR LIFE HAS BEEN FORFEITED.
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  • WELL TODAY, I WANNA REMIND YOU,
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  • SAMSON DIDN'T REMAIN SHACKLED.
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  • HIS HAIR AND HIS STRENGTH RETURNED.
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  • JUST LIKE SAMSON, EVEN IF YOU PRESENTLY FIND YOURSELF
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  • IMPRISONED IN A BAD SITUATION,
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  • HALLELUJAH, YOU NEED TO KNOW THE LORD HAS NOT LEFT YOU.
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  • LISTEN VERY CAREFULLY,
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  • BECAUSE WE'RE GONNA DISSECT THIS STORY
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  • AND UNPACK SOME PROFOUND TRUTHS
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  • ABOUT YOUR DESTINY AND PURPOSE.
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  • YOU BETTER PRESS THAT RED DVR BUTTON.
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  • YOU BETTER PRESS THAT RED DVR BUTTON.
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  • [CONGREGATION CHEERING]
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  • LISTEN I WANT TO GET RIGHT INTO THE WORD.
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  • DO ME A FAVOR.
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  • GO TO JUDGES, THE BOOK OF JUDGES.
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  • AND I WANT YOU TO GO TO THE 16TH CHAPTER.
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  • AND I WANNA TALK TO YOU AND I WANNA SHARE
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  • FROM THE SCRIPTURE, PROBABLY ONE
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  • OF THE MOST PROFOUND SCRIPTURES THAT I HAVE EVER READ.
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  • AND I WOULD LOVE TO TELL YOU THAT I CAN MEMORIZE,
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  • THAT I'VE MEMORIZED THE BIBLE ALL THE WAY THROUGH,
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  • I HAVEN'T, I'M NOT THAT SPIRITUAL,
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  • BUT THIS SCRIPTURE IS ONE THAT RESONATES WITH ME
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  • FOR A NUMBER OF REASONS.
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  • AND IT'S A VERY FRIGHTENING SCRIPTURE ON THE SURFACE,
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  • BUT I WANNA DIVE INTO IT AND I BELIEVE
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  • THAT THERE ARE SOME TREASURES IN THIS SCRIPTURE
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  • THAT WILL HELP US TO GROW AND DEVELOP.
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  • ARE YOU GUYS WILLING TO TAKE THIS WALK WITH ME THIS EVENING?
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  • [CONGREGATION APPLAUDING]
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  • JUDGES, CHAPTER 16, AND I WANT YOU TO GO TO THE 18TH VERSE,
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  • THIS IS THE STORY, A PART OF THE STORY
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  • OF A MAN NAMED SAMSON AND SAMSON WAS A JUDGE IN ISRAEL.
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  • THIS IS BEFORE THE DAYS OF THE KINGS.
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  • GOD USED JUDGES TO DEAL WITH THE ISSUES
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  • AND THE AFFAIRS OF HIS PEOPLE.
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  • AND AT THIS PARTICULAR POINT, SAMSON WAS NEARING THE END
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  • OF HIS REIGN FOR A NUMBER OF REASONS.
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  • AND HERE IN THE SCRIPTURE WE ARE PRIVY TO AN ENCOUNTER
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  • THAT HE HAD WITH A WOMAN NAMED DELILAH.
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  • AND IN THIS SCRIPTURE WE FIND SOME PRINCIPALS
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  • THAT I BELIEVE THE BODY OF CHRIST NEEDS TO GRAB RIGHT NOW.
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  • JUDGES, CHAPTER 16, STARTING AT THE 18TH VERSE,
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  • IT SAYS THIS, "WHEN DELILAH SAW
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  • "THAT HE HAD TOLD HER ALL HIS HEART,
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  • "SHE SENT AND CALLED FOR THE LORDS OF THE PHILISTINES,
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  • "SAYING, "COME UP ONCE MORE,
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  • "FOR HE HAS TOLD ME ALL HIS HEART."
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  • "SO THE LORDS OF THE PHILISTINES CAME UP TO HER
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  • "AND BROUGHT THE MONEY IN THEIR HAND.
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  • "THEN SHE LULLED HIM TO SLEEP ON HER KNEES,
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  • "AND CALLED FOR A MAN
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  • "AND HAD HIM SHAVE OFF THE SEVEN LOCKS OF HIS HEAD.
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  • "THEN SHE BEGAN TO TORMENT HIM, AND HIS STRENGTH LEFT HIM.
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  • AND SHE SAID, "THE PHILISTINES ARE UPON YOU, SAMSON!"
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  • "SO HE AWOKE FROM HIS SLEEP, AND SAID, "I WILL GO OUT
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  • "AS BEFORE, AT OTHER TIMES, AND SHAKE MYSELF FREE!"
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  • "BUT HE DID NOT KNOW THAT THE LORD HAD DEPARTED FROM HIM.
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  • "THEN THE PHILISTINES TOOK HIM AND PUT OUT HIS EYES,
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  • "AND BROUGHT HIM DOWN TO GAZA.
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  • "THEY BOUND HIM WITH BRONZE FETTERS,
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  • "AND HE BECAME A GRINDER IN THE PRISON.
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  • "HOWEVER, THE HAIR OF HIS HEAD BEGAN TO GROW AGAIN
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  • "AFTER IT HAD BEEN SHAVEN".
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  • I WANNA TALK TO YOU TONIGHT FROM THE SUBJECT,
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  • DON'T LEAVE ME ALONE.
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  • DON'T LEAVE ME ALONE.
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  • WHEN DEALING WITH ISSUES OF FAITH,
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  • WHEN DEALING WITH ISSUES OF SPIRITUALITY,
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  • WE MUST DEAL WITH THE CONCEPT OF ETERNITY INVADING TIME.
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  • WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE CIRCUMSTANCES OF YOUR LIFE,
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  • IT IS VERY EASY TO GET DISCOURAGED BY WHAT YOU SEE
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  • IN FRONT OF YOU,
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  • WHICH IS WHY YOU NEED A DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE
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  • ON THE LIFE THAT YOU ARE CURRENTLY OCCUPYING.
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  • BECAUSE THE LIFE THAT YOU ARE LIVING,
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  • IS NOT THE ONLY LIFE YOU HAVE.
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  • AND THE CIRCUMSTANCES THAT YOU ARE WALKING THROUGH,
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  • ACTUALLY ARE TEMPORARY.
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  • FOR EVERY PARTICULAR ASSIGNMENT AND ATTACK OF THE ENEMY
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  • AS I'VE SAID A NUMBER OF TIMES HAS AN EXPIRATION DATE.
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  • AND SO DO NOT BE MOVED AND DO NOT BE CONSUMED
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  • BY THE CURRENT CIRCUMSTANCES THAT YOU FACE,
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  • BECAUSE IT'S A VERY, VERY, VERY TRAGIC THING
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  • TO MAKE PERMANENT DECISIONS BECAUSE OF TEMPORARY DISCOMFORT.
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  • [CONGREGATION APPLAUDING]
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  • IN THIS SCRIPTURE, WE SEE A MAN
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  • WHO IS MAKING A BAD DECISION.
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  • IF YOU ONLY LOOK AT THIS DECISION,
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  • YOU'LL BE LIKE, HOW IN THE WORLD?
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  • WHY WOULD YOU EVEN ALLOW YOURSELF TO GET CAUGHT UP
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  • IN SOMETHING LIKE THAT.
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  • BUT BEFORE WE JUDGE SAMSON, CAN YOU DO ME FAVOR
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  • AND TAKE LOOK AT YOUR LIFE?
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  • HAVE YOU EVER BEEN CAUGHT UP IN SOMETHING,
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  • AND WOKE UP AND SAID, HOW IN THE WORLD DID I GET HERE?
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  • NINE OF US, I'LL BE NUMBER 10.
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  • I KNOW SOMETIMES WE DON'T WANNA SAY AMEN TO CERTAIN THINGS,
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  • THIS IS LIKE, WE GOT VISITORS, I DON'T NEED THEM TO KNOW
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  • ALL MY BUSINESS.
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  • IT'S VERY EASY TO LOOK AT SAMSON AND SAY,
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  • WHY WOULD YOU TELL SOMEBODY THE KEY TO YOUR STRENGTH?
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  • WHY WOULD YOU TELL SOMEBODY YOUR HEART?
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  • HAS IT EVER HAPPENED TO YOU?
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  • YOU THOUGHT A PERSON WAS ONE THING,
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  • YOU SHARED CERTAIN THINGS,
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  • YOU THOUGHT THERE WAS AN INTIMATE EXCHANGE,
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  • YOU THOUGH THERE WAS A FACE TO FACE, A VISCERAL CONNECTION,
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  • ONLY TO FIND OUT THAT, THAT INDIVIDUAL
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  • OR THOSE PEOPLE DID NOT HAVE YOUR BEST INTEREST AT HEART,
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  • AND THEY DIDN'T WANNA KNOW YOUR HEART
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  • IN ORDER TO COVER YOUR HEART, THEY WANTED TO KNOW YOUR HEART
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  • IN AN EFFORT TO EXPOSE YOUR HEART.
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  • [CONGREGATION APPLAUDING]
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  • THIS WOMAN, DELILAH, REPRESENTS PLAYING
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  • WITH THE WRONG THING TOO LONG.
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  • WE HAVE ROMANTICIZED SIN.
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  • IN POPULAR CULTURE, ON TV,
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  • PEOPLE MESS AROUND, SLEEP AROUND, DO WHAT THEY WANT
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  • AND THEY JUST GET UP AND MOVE ON WITH THEIR LIVES
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  • AND I'VE SEEN DIFFERENT TV SHOWS
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  • WHERE PEOPLE BROKE UP WITH THIS ONE
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  • AND THEN GOT WITH THAT ONE,
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  • THEN THE OTHER ONE END UP GETTING WITH SOMEBODY ELSE
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  • AND THEY WERE ALL FRIENDS
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  • AND THEY ALL GO TO DINNER AND THEY'RE JUST TALKING
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  • LIKE NOTHING EVER HAPPENED,
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  • LIKE, HEY, HOW ARE YOU, GOOD, GOOD TO SEE YOU,
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  • I CAN'T BELIEVE YOU'RE WITH MY EX, THAT'S AMAZING,
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  • YOU GUYS WANT SOME PIZZA?
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  • [CONGREGATION LAUGHING]
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  • BUT REAL LIFE, IT DOESN'T HAPPEN THAT WAY.
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  • I'M MARRIED.
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  • AND IF I SEE ANYBODY THAT SHE USED TO TALK TO,
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  • IF IT WAS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, HE'D BETTER NOT SPEAK TO HER.
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  • HEY, AVENTER, WHAT, I'M AVENTER, NOW WHAT, WHAT?
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  • DUDE, IT WAS 6TH GRADE, I DON'T CARE WHEN IT WAS,
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  • YOU BETTER BACK UP.
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  • I ONLY BEEN SAVED 30 YEARS, I AIN'T ALL THE WAY THERE.
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  • [CONGREGATION LAUGHING]
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  • I'M FOR REAL.
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  • [CONGREGATION LAUGHING]
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  • SAMSON, WAS CAUGHT UP WITH THE WRONG ONE.
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  • AND LET ME JUST SPEAK TO YOU
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  • THAT IN THIS SEASON, I BELIEVE PROPHETICALLY,
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  • THAT GOD HAS BEEN SPEAKING TO MANY OF US
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  • AND MAYBE YOU'RE EVEN WATCHING OR LISTENING
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  • THAT THERE ARE CERTAIN RELATIONSHIPS
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  • THAT ARE JUST NOT HONORING GOD.
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  • AND IT'S NOT, I'M NOT JUST TALKING
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  • ABOUT ROMANTIC RELATIONSHIPS,
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  • SOME PLATONIC FRIENDSHIPS ARE NOT PRODUCING SPIRITUAL FRUIT
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  • AND GOD HAS BEEN SPEAKING TO YOU
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  • AND YOU'VE BEEN SAYING AH, THEY'RE FINE,
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  • IT'S JUST, THAT'S WHO THEY ARE.
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  • AND YOU NEED TO UNDERSTAND THAT WHO THEY ARE IS IMPACTING
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  • WHERE YOU'RE CALLED TO GO.
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  • [CONGREGATION APPLAUDING]
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  • BUT THE WORD OF GOD SAYS,
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  • BAD COMPANY CORRUPTS GOOD CHARACTER.
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  • WHO ARE YOU HANGING WITH?
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  • WHAT ARE YOU GUYS TALKING ABOUT?
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  • WHAT'S THE GOAL?
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  • SAMSON WAS CAUGHT UP.
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  • CAUGHT UP
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  • CAUGHT UP
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  • IT HAPPENS.
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  • IT HAPPENS TO THE BEST OF US.
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  • AND HE WAS CAUGHT, BUT HE WASN'T JUST CAUGHT,
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  • HE WAS CAUGHT SLEEPING.
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  • WAKE UP, BODY OF CHRIST, THE ENEMY IS TRYING
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  • WHATEVER HE CAN TO LULL YOU TO SLEEP.
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  • TO GET YOU ANESTHETIZED TO THE ATTACK
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  • AND TO THE TACTICS OF THE ENEMY
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  • SO HE CAN TAKE OUT YOUR MARRIAGE,
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  • AND TAKE OUT YOUR FAMILY,
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  • AND BRING DIVISION BETWEEN YOU AND YOUR CHILDREN.
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  • HE WANTS YOU TO HAVE A DISTORTED VIEW OF GOD'S PLAN
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  • FOR YOUR LIFE SO THAT YOU MAKE UNWISE DECISIONS
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  • AT CRITICAL MOMENTS.
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  • WAKE UP, ASK THE HOLY SPIRIT TO REFRESH YOUR HEART
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  • AND TO STRENGTHEN YOUR VISION
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  • SO THAT YOU CAN SEE THE PLOT OF THE ENEMY,
  • 00:11:19.080 --> 00:11:22.070
  • BEFORE YOU MAKE A DECISION THAT YOU CANNOT RECOVER FROM.
  • 00:11:22.100 --> 00:11:25.260
  • SOMEBODY SAY, DON'T LEAVE ME ALONE.
  • 00:11:25.290 --> 00:11:27.260
  • -[CONGREGATION] DON'T LEAVE ME ALONE.
  • 00:11:27.290 --> 00:11:29.260
  • - WE SEE SAMSON IN JUDGES 16.
  • 00:11:29.290 --> 00:11:33.270
  • BUT IN ORDER TO UNDERSTAND WHAT REALLY IS TAKING PLACE
  • 00:11:34.000 --> 00:11:37.230
  • YOU GOTTA GO BACK TO JUDGES 13
  • 00:11:37.260 --> 00:11:40.010
  • WHERE THE ANGEL OF THE LORD ENCOUNTERS THE WIFE
  • 00:11:40.040 --> 00:11:44.010
  • OF A MAN NAMED MANOAH WHO WAS OF THE TRIBE OF DAN,
  • 00:11:44.040 --> 00:11:48.030
  • WHICH IS ONE OF THE 12 TRIBES OF ISRAEL,
  • 00:11:48.060 --> 00:11:50.120
  • AND MANOAH AND HIS WIFE WERE GOOD PEOPLE,
  • 00:11:50.150 --> 00:11:52.260
  • BUT APPARENTLY MANOAH'S WIFE WAS BARREN.
  • 00:11:52.290 --> 00:11:55.120
  • AND IN THIS CULTURE TO BE BARREN WAS LIKE SAYING
  • 00:11:55.150 --> 00:11:58.210
  • YOU WERE CURSED BY GOD.
  • 00:11:58.240 --> 00:12:00.160
  • AND SO APPARENTLY IT DOESN'T REFERENCE IT,
  • 00:12:00.190 --> 00:12:02.190
  • BUT I'M SURE, THAT SOMEWHERE, MANOAH BEING A GOOD MAN
  • 00:12:02.220 --> 00:12:05.260
  • AND HIS WIFE BEING A GOOD WOMAN,
  • 00:12:05.290 --> 00:12:07.150
  • THEY PRAYED TO GOD SAYING, GOD, REMOVE THIS REPROACH,
  • 00:12:07.180 --> 00:12:10.230
  • REMOVE THIS CURSE.
  • 00:12:10.260 --> 00:12:12.030
  • JUST GIVE ME A SEED IN THE EARTH.
  • 00:12:12.060 --> 00:12:14.030
  • GIVE ME SOMETHING THAT WILL PERPETUATE MY LEGACY
  • 00:12:14.060 --> 00:12:17.130
  • AND THE ANGEL OF THE LORD SHOWS UP
  • 00:12:17.160 --> 00:12:19.050
  • AND SPEAKS TO MANOAH'S WIFE AND SAYS,
  • 00:12:19.080 --> 00:12:21.130
  • YOU'RE GONNA HAVE A SON AND HE'S GOING TO DO THIS,
  • 00:12:21.160 --> 00:12:24.050
  • THIS, THIS, THIS AND THIS AND THEN MANOAH'S WIFE RUNS
  • 00:12:24.080 --> 00:12:28.010
  • AND TELLS HER HUSBAND AND SAYS, I GOT A VISITATION
  • 00:12:28.040 --> 00:12:30.110
  • FROM AN ANGEL.
  • 00:12:30.140 --> 00:12:31.250
  • AND THE ANGEL SAID THIS, THIS, THIS AND THIS
  • 00:12:31.280 --> 00:12:34.020
  • AND MANOAH, 'CAUSE SOME OF US ARE LIKE,
  • 00:12:34.050 --> 00:12:36.030
  • GIRL, YOU CRAZY, YOU'VE BEEN OUT IN THAT DESERT TOO LONG,
  • 00:12:36.060 --> 00:12:38.260
  • I DON'T KNOW WHAT'S WRONG WITH YOU.
  • 00:12:38.290 --> 00:12:40.150
  • BUT APPARENTLY HIS FAITH WAS STIRRED UP.
  • 00:12:40.180 --> 00:12:43.010
  • AND SO, THERE WAS ANOTHER MOMENT,
  • 00:12:43.040 --> 00:12:46.010
  • WHERE THE ANGEL CAME BACK.
  • 00:12:46.040 --> 00:12:47.100
  • HE SAID, WELL, LET'S PRAY, LET'S ASK THE ANGEL TO COME BACK,
  • 00:12:47.130 --> 00:12:49.120
  • BECAUSE I NEED TO MAKE SURE THAT THIS IS THE WORD OF GOD.
  • 00:12:49.150 --> 00:12:52.170
  • AND SO THE ANGEL SHOWS UP AND MANOAH SEES THE ANGEL
  • 00:12:52.200 --> 00:12:55.280
  • AND HE SAYS, ARE YOU THE ONE WHO SPOKE TO THIS WOMAN?
  • 00:12:56.010 --> 00:12:59.020
  • HE SAYS, I AM.
  • 00:12:59.050 --> 00:13:00.100
  • HE SAYS, WELL BE IT UNTO HER.
  • 00:13:00.130 --> 00:13:02.080
  • LET EVERYTHING YOU SAID COME TO PASS.
  • 00:13:02.110 --> 00:13:04.150
  • IN THIS SEASON, LET ME JUST FREEZE RIGHT HERE
  • 00:13:04.180 --> 00:13:06.140
  • AND TELL YOU, FIND PEOPLE WHO WILL GET IN AGREEMENT
  • 00:13:06.170 --> 00:13:10.100
  • WITH THE PROMISE OF GOD OVER YOUR LIFE.
  • 00:13:10.130 --> 00:13:13.010
  • YOU DON'T NEED ANY NAYSAYERS, ANY PEOPLE SAYING,
  • 00:13:13.040 --> 00:13:15.240
  • WELL THAT SOUNDS FARFETCHED,
  • 00:13:15.270 --> 00:13:17.170
  • I'M NOT SURE IF THAT CAN HAPPEN.
  • 00:13:17.200 --> 00:13:19.230
  • ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE.
  • 00:13:19.260 --> 00:13:21.040
  • IF GOD SPEAKS IT, IT'S AS GOOD AS DONE.
  • 00:13:21.070 --> 00:13:23.220
  • IS THERE ANYBODY THAT HAS ENOUGH FAITH TO BELIEVE
  • 00:13:23.250 --> 00:13:26.130
  • THAT THE WORD OF GOD THAT HE HAS DECLARED
  • 00:13:26.160 --> 00:13:28.230
  • OVER YOUR LIFE IS ACTIVE AND IT IS COMING TO PASS.
  • 00:13:28.260 --> 00:13:32.040
  • THE WORD OF GOD IS HEADING YOUR WAY.
  • 00:13:32.070 --> 00:13:36.130
  • -[ANNOUNCER] EACH DAY SEEMS TO HAVE AN ENDLESS SUPPLY
  • 00:13:36.160 --> 00:13:38.250
  • OF TROUBLE AND WORRY.
  • 00:13:38.280 --> 00:13:40.210
  • SO MUCH SO IT CAN LEAVE YOU QUESTIONING YOUR PURPOSE
  • 00:13:40.240 --> 00:13:43.260
  • IN GOD'S CREATION AND WONDERING WHEN, IF EVER,
  • 00:13:43.290 --> 00:13:46.270
  • YOU'LL REACH YOUR LIFE'S INTENDED DESTINATION.
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  • 00:13:54.040 --> 00:13:56.290
  • AND HOW HE CAN USE THOSE DIFFICULT
  • 00:13:57.020 --> 00:14:00.200
  • TO STRENGTHEN AND GUIDE YOU AS YOU WALK INTO YOUR DESTINY.
  • 00:14:00.230 --> 00:14:04.260
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  • THAT TBN WANTS TO SEND YOU A COPY IN APPRECIATION
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  • FOR YOUR GIFT OF SUPPORT.
  • 00:14:11.020 --> 00:14:12.260
  • SO, TAKE A MOMENT TO CALL 866 274 3700
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  • AND REQUEST YOUR COPY OF "THE SHIFT".
  • 00:14:21.130 --> 00:14:24.030
  • YOU HAVE A POWER FILLED DESTINY.
  • 00:14:24.060 --> 00:14:26.100
  • CALL, CLICK OR WRITE TODAY.
  • 00:14:26.130 --> 00:14:32.070
  • - SO, SAMSON DIDN'T JUST SHOW UP OUT OF THE WILL OF MAN,
  • 00:14:32.100 --> 00:14:36.260
  • SAMSON WAS AN ANSWER TO PRAYER, THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT.
  • 00:14:36.290 --> 00:14:40.100
  • STAY WITH ME FOR A SECOND.
  • 00:14:40.130 --> 00:14:41.200
  • SAMSON WAS AN ANSWER TO PRAYER.
  • 00:14:41.230 --> 00:14:45.160
  • HE WAS A SOLUTION TO AN ISSUE IN THE EARTH.
  • 00:14:45.190 --> 00:14:49.010
  • HE SHOWED UP BECAUSE MAMA AND DADDY PRAYED.
  • 00:14:49.040 --> 00:14:53.180
  • NOW I DON'T KNOW WHO THIS IS FOR,
  • 00:14:53.210 --> 00:14:54.240
  • BUT THERE ARE CERTAIN THINGS THAT YOU HAVE TRIED
  • 00:14:54.270 --> 00:14:57.060
  • TO GET YOURSELF INTO,
  • 00:14:57.090 --> 00:14:59.140
  • THINGS THAT YOU'VE TRIED TO DO,
  • 00:14:59.170 --> 00:15:01.130
  • AND SOMEHOW BY THE GRACE OF GOD,
  • 00:15:01.160 --> 00:15:03.070
  • HE KEPT YOU FROM IT, OR IT DIDN'T WORK OUT.
  • 00:15:03.100 --> 00:15:06.290
  • OR THINGS THAT THE ENEMY TRIED
  • 00:15:07.020 --> 00:15:08.250
  • AND SOMEHOW GOD BLOCKED THAT THING.
  • 00:15:08.280 --> 00:15:11.000
  • AND LET ME HELP YOU TO UNDERSTAND WHY.
  • 00:15:11.030 --> 00:15:12.280
  • BECAUSE YOU ARE NOT HERE OF YOUR OWN VOLITION.
  • 00:15:13.010 --> 00:15:15.190
  • YOU ARE NOT HERE OF YOUR OWN WILL.
  • 00:15:15.220 --> 00:15:17.250
  • YOU ARE THE ANSWER TO A PRAYER THAT WAS PRAYED
  • 00:15:17.280 --> 00:15:20.020
  • BEFORE YOU GOT HERE.
  • 00:15:20.050 --> 00:15:21.140
  • AND YOU NEED TO UNDERSTAND THAT GOD MADE A PROMISE
  • 00:15:21.170 --> 00:15:24.030
  • TO SOMEBODY ELSE AND THAT'S WHY YOU'RE HERE.
  • 00:15:24.060 --> 00:15:26.280
  • OH, IF WE COULD UNDERSTAND THAT WE ARE LIVING
  • 00:15:27.010 --> 00:15:30.040
  • IN THE GRACE OF SOMEBODY ELSE'S PRAYER.
  • 00:15:30.070 --> 00:15:32.060
  • [CONGREGATION APPLAUDING]
  • 00:15:32.090 --> 00:15:37.120
  • SEE, SAMSON WAS A WORD MADE FLESH,
  • 00:15:37.150 --> 00:15:42.030
  • BECAUSE THE ANGEL OF THE LORD SPOKE WHO HE WAS GONNA BE
  • 00:15:42.060 --> 00:15:45.170
  • AND THEN HE SHOWED UP.
  • 00:15:45.200 --> 00:15:47.160
  • I KNOW THIS MIGHT SOUND CRAZY,
  • 00:15:47.190 --> 00:15:49.030
  • BUT YOU ARE EXACTLY WHAT GOD SPOKE.
  • 00:15:49.060 --> 00:15:53.220
  • NOW, I KNOW THERE'VE BEEN SOME COMMAS IN YOUR SENTENCE.
  • 00:15:53.250 --> 00:15:56.170
  • AND THERE'VE BEEN SOME PAUSES AND SOME HYPHENS
  • 00:15:56.200 --> 00:15:59.090
  • AND SOME OTHER EXPLETIVES AND THINGS IN YOUR SENTENCE,
  • 00:15:59.120 --> 00:16:03.030
  • BUT I PROMISE YOU THE SENTENCE WILL BE FULFILLED.
  • 00:16:03.060 --> 00:16:05.280
  • THE WORD WILL BE FULFILLED OVER YOU LIFE,
  • 00:16:06.010 --> 00:16:08.160
  • WHOEVER YOU ARE, WHETHER YOU'RE WATCHING OR LISTENING
  • 00:16:08.190 --> 00:16:10.260
  • OR HERE LIVE, I WANT YOU TO BE ENCOURAGED IN YOUR SPIRIT
  • 00:16:10.290 --> 00:16:14.110
  • THAT WHATEVER GOD HAS SAID ABOUT YOU HAS TO COME TO PASS
  • 00:16:14.140 --> 00:16:18.070
  • AND I FIRMLY BELIEVE THAT WE'RE IN THE SEASON
  • 00:16:18.100 --> 00:16:20.190
  • OF BREAKING WITH THE THINGS THAT HAVE HELD US HOSTAGE.
  • 00:16:20.220 --> 00:16:23.110
  • GOD IS GONNA BREAK US FREE FROM THOSE THINGS
  • 00:16:23.140 --> 00:16:25.280
  • SO THAT WE CAN FUNCTION IN THE FULLNESS
  • 00:16:26.010 --> 00:16:28.120
  • OF WHAT WE ARE CALLED TO BE.
  • 00:16:28.150 --> 00:16:33.040
  • IT'S A DEEP, SPIRITUAL TRUTH.
  • 00:16:33.070 --> 00:16:35.130
  • BUT THE ACTUAL YOU, PREDATES THE YOU, YOU'RE AWARE OF.
  • 00:16:35.160 --> 00:16:42.060
  • SEE, YOU'RE HERE RIGHT NOW WITH YOUR PREMIUM CLOTHES ON
  • 00:16:42.090 --> 00:16:44.250
  • AND YOU'RE SITTING HERE AND YOU MADE A DECISION
  • 00:16:44.280 --> 00:16:47.070
  • TO COME TO CHURCH, BUT GOD HAD ALREADY SPOKEN THIS.
  • 00:16:47.100 --> 00:16:50.130
  • BECAUSE EVERY SINGLE DETAIL
  • 00:16:50.160 --> 00:16:51.270
  • OF YOUR LIFE WAS ALREADY WRITTEN OUT.
  • 00:16:52.000 --> 00:16:54.010
  • GOD NEVER SPEAKS A THING WITHOUT FINISHING IT.
  • 00:16:54.040 --> 00:16:57.180
  • [CONGREGATION APPLAUDING]
  • 00:16:57.210 --> 00:17:01.150
  • GOD DIDN'T JUST SAY, IT'D BE NICE
  • 00:17:01.180 --> 00:17:03.140
  • TO HAVE SOMEBODY NAMED JOHN GRAY,
  • 00:17:03.170 --> 00:17:05.050
  • BORN IN CINCINNATI IN 1973, ON JUNE 26.
  • 00:17:05.080 --> 00:17:10.050
  • I DON'T KNOW WHAT I'MA DO WITH HIM,
  • 00:17:10.080 --> 00:17:11.100
  • BUT THAT SURE WOULD BE NICE.
  • 00:17:11.130 --> 00:17:12.180
  • [CONGREGATION LAUGHING]
  • 00:17:12.210 --> 00:17:16.140
  • GOD ACTUALLY FINISHED ME AND WORKED BACKWARDS.
  • 00:17:16.170 --> 00:17:20.120
  • [CONGREGATION APPLAUDING]
  • 00:17:20.150 --> 00:17:25.240
  • SOME OF US ARE SO TROUBLED WITH WHAT WE SEE GOING FORWARD
  • 00:17:25.270 --> 00:17:32.030
  • THAT WE'VE FORGOTTEN TO GIVE HIM A REWIND PRAISE.
  • 00:17:32.060 --> 00:17:37.040
  • BECAUSE TRUTH BE TOLD YOU SHOULDN'T EVEN BE HERE ANYWAY.
  • 00:17:37.070 --> 00:17:39.160
  • MANY OF US KNOW, SOME OF THE THINGS THAT WE'VE DONE,
  • 00:17:39.190 --> 00:17:42.070
  • AND THINGS THAT WE HAVE TRIED TO TOUCH
  • 00:17:42.100 --> 00:17:44.200
  • AND SOMEHOW GOD JUST KEPT US AND COVERED US
  • 00:17:44.230 --> 00:17:47.180
  • AND FORGAVE US AND HEALED US AND CLEANSED US
  • 00:17:47.210 --> 00:17:50.150
  • AND WASHED US.
  • 00:17:50.180 --> 00:17:51.210
  • AND SOME OF US SHOULD MAYBE GIVE HIM A REWIND PRAISE.
  • 00:17:51.240 --> 00:17:54.220
  • JUST LOOKING BACK OVER YOUR LIFE IS ENOUGH
  • 00:17:54.250 --> 00:17:57.160
  • TO GIVE HIM A PRAISE.
  • 00:17:57.190 --> 00:17:58.260
  • IF HE DOESN'T DO ANOTHER THING GOING FORWARD,
  • 00:17:58.290 --> 00:18:01.280
  • HE'S STILL WORTHY OF A REWIND PRAISE.
  • 00:18:02.010 --> 00:18:04.090
  • [CONGREGATION APPLAUDING]
  • 00:18:04.120 --> 00:18:11.290
  • LET ME GET THIS OUT THE WAY, THE ENEMY IS A LIAR.
  • 00:18:12.020 --> 00:18:16.000
  • HE WILL LIE TO YOU AND TELL YOU THERE'S NO VALUE
  • 00:18:16.030 --> 00:18:18.290
  • IN LIVING HOLY.
  • 00:18:19.020 --> 00:18:20.290
  • THAT THERE'S NO VALUE IN DOING RIGHT AND SERVING PEOPLE.
  • 00:18:21.020 --> 00:18:24.180
  • HE'LL TELL YOU AND HE'LL REMIND YOU
  • 00:18:24.210 --> 00:18:26.060
  • OF THE PLEASURES OF SIN.
  • 00:18:26.090 --> 00:18:28.060
  • OH, AIN'T IT HARD TO SERVE GOD?
  • 00:18:28.090 --> 00:18:31.000
  • AND THE FOLK ARE OUT THERE, PEOPLE YOU KNOW
  • 00:18:31.030 --> 00:18:33.230
  • AND BOTH OF Y'ALL SEEM TO BE DOING THE EXACT SAME,
  • 00:18:33.260 --> 00:18:37.070
  • IT'S LIKE, GOD, THEY SINNIN'.
  • 00:18:37.100 --> 00:18:41.290
  • AND IT LOOKS LIKE THEY'RE ALSO WINNIN'.
  • 00:18:42.020 --> 00:18:44.110
  • [CONGREGATION LAUGHING]
  • 00:18:44.140 --> 00:18:49.010
  • AND I'M STILL AT MY BEGINNING.
  • 00:18:49.040 --> 00:18:54.030
  • THE BIBLE SAYS IN HEBREWS 11:25
  • 00:18:54.060 --> 00:18:55.290
  • THAT THERE IS PLEASURE IN SIN FOR A MOMENT.
  • 00:18:56.020 --> 00:18:59.150
  • OOH, BUT DON'T LET A MOMENT MESS UP YOUR MINISTRY.
  • 00:18:59.180 --> 00:19:03.180
  • [CONGREGATION APPLAUDING]
  • 00:19:03.210 --> 00:19:09.180
  • THERE HAVE BEEN TIMES IN MY LIFE,
  • 00:19:09.210 --> 00:19:12.130
  • BECAUSE I HAD ONE OF THEM MOTHERS
  • 00:19:12.160 --> 00:19:13.210
  • THAT JUST WOULDN'T STOP PRAYING, UGH.
  • 00:19:13.240 --> 00:19:16.030
  • JUST PRAYING I BROUGHT SOMEBODY HOME.
  • 00:19:16.060 --> 00:19:17.280
  • MA, THIS ONE RIGHT HERE.
  • 00:19:18.010 --> 00:19:19.290
  • OH, SHE THE ONE.
  • 00:19:20.020 --> 00:19:21.090
  • AND MY MOM SAY "OH, PRAISE GOD.
  • 00:19:21.120 --> 00:19:23.090
  • "I'MA GO TO THE PRAYER ROOM."
  • 00:19:23.120 --> 00:19:24.190
  • [CONGREGATION LAUGHING]
  • 00:19:24.220 --> 00:19:26.190
  • I WAS LIKE, NO, DON'T PLEASE.
  • 00:19:26.220 --> 00:19:28.220
  • YOU'RE GONNA MESS UP EVERYTHING I WAS TRYING TO DO LATER.
  • 00:19:28.250 --> 00:19:31.070
  • WHY, WHAT, DON'T PRAY, JUST GIMME A COUPLE OF HOURS,
  • 00:19:31.100 --> 00:19:34.060
  • AT LEAST SLOW DANCE WITH HER.
  • 00:19:34.090 --> 00:19:35.140
  • "HMM-HMM, JUST, I'LL BE RIGHT BACK."
  • 00:19:35.170 --> 00:19:39.270
  • I DON'T KNOW WHAT ALICE GRAY HAD GOING ON WITH GOD.
  • 00:19:40.000 --> 00:19:44.070
  • BUT WHATEVER I THOUGHT I SAW,
  • 00:19:44.100 --> 00:19:46.280
  • BY THE TIME SHE GOT FINISHED PRAYING, I WAS LIKE URR?
  • 00:19:47.010 --> 00:19:52.270
  • YOU DON'T LOOK AS FLY AS YOU DID YESTERDAY.
  • 00:19:53.000 --> 00:19:56.100
  • YOU'RE NOT TALKING THE SAME,
  • 00:19:56.130 --> 00:19:58.190
  • YOUR WORDS AREN'T COMING OUT THE SAME.
  • 00:19:58.220 --> 00:20:00.250
  • YOUR SPIRIT JUST, SOMETHING ABOUT YOUR SPIRIT.
  • 00:20:00.280 --> 00:20:04.270
  • MAMA, WHAT DID YOU?
  • 00:20:05.000 --> 00:20:06.210
  • "HMM". [CONGREGATION LAUGHING]
  • 00:20:06.240 --> 00:20:11.110
  • "IT'S HIM, IT'S HIM."
  • 00:20:11.140 --> 00:20:13.280
  • ANYBODY GRATEFUL FOR THE PRAYERS OF A MOTHER?
  • 00:20:14.010 --> 00:20:16.180
  • ANYBODY GRATEFUL FOR THE PRAYERS OF A GRANDMOTHER?
  • 00:20:16.210 --> 00:20:19.260
  • ANYBODY GRATEFUL THAT SOMEBODY WAS PRAYING FOR YOU?
  • 00:20:19.290 --> 00:20:22.240
  • WHEN YOU WERE ABOUT TO MAKE AN UNWISE DECISION.
  • 00:20:22.270 --> 00:20:25.240
  • ANYBODY OTHER THAN ME WANNA JUST SAY, GOD THANK YOU,
  • 00:20:25.270 --> 00:20:28.260
  • THAT SOMEBODY LOVED ME ENOUGH TO PRAY ME
  • 00:20:28.290 --> 00:20:30.270
  • OUT OF A FOOLISH--
  • 00:20:31.000 --> 00:20:39.060
  • SOMEBODY JUST SAY, DON'T LEAVE ME ALONE.
  • 00:20:39.090 --> 00:20:40.290
  • -[CONGREGATION] DON'T LEAVE ME ALONE.
  • 00:20:41.020 --> 00:20:42.090
  • - SAMSON WAS A JUDGE IN ISRAEL, HE WAS AN ANSWER TO PRAYER.
  • 00:20:42.120 --> 00:20:47.070
  • BUT EVEN AT AN EARLY STAGE OF HIS LIFE WE COULD TELL
  • 00:20:47.100 --> 00:20:50.150
  • THAT HIS PARTICULAR WEAKNESS WAS WOMEN.
  • 00:20:50.180 --> 00:20:54.260
  • AND SO IN THE 14TH CHAPTER, HE GOES TO HIS PARENTS
  • 00:20:54.290 --> 00:20:58.120
  • AND HE SAYS, LOOK THERE'S THIS WOMAN, I LIKE HER.
  • 00:20:58.150 --> 00:21:01.270
  • I WANT YOU TO GET HER TO BE MY WIFE, HOOK IT UP.
  • 00:21:02.000 --> 00:21:08.050
  • IT'S A DIFFERENT VERSION THAN THE VERSION YOU READ.
  • 00:21:08.080 --> 00:21:11.250
  • AND THE FATHER SAID, NO SON, WHAT ABOUT ONE OF THE PEOPLE
  • 00:21:11.280 --> 00:21:17.030
  • WHO BELIEVES LIKE YOU?
  • 00:21:17.060 --> 00:21:18.070
  • WHAT ABOUT SOMEBODY WHO LOVES GOD LIKE YOU?
  • 00:21:18.100 --> 00:21:22.250
  • NO, I WANT HER, SHE GOT THE PLAT AT PLAT COW, PLAT OUT BOW,
  • 00:21:22.280 --> 00:21:27.010
  • LOOK AT HER.
  • 00:21:27.040 --> 00:21:29.140
  • LOOK AT HER.
  • 00:21:29.170 --> 00:21:30.270
  • YEAH, I AM LOOKING AT HER, YOU DON'T SEE WHAT I SEE.
  • 00:21:31.000 --> 00:21:36.030
  • YOU SEE CURVES.
  • 00:21:36.060 --> 00:21:38.040
  • I SEE A CURVE BALL.
  • 00:21:38.070 --> 00:21:42.100
  • SHE LOOKS GOOD ON THE SURFACE,
  • 00:21:42.130 --> 00:21:45.090
  • BUT SHE DOESN'T HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO CARRY YOUR DESTINY.
  • 00:21:45.120 --> 00:21:49.100
  • I DON'T KNOW WHO THIS IS FOR.
  • 00:21:49.130 --> 00:21:51.240
  • ASK THE LORD TO SHOW YOU THAT PERSON AGAIN.
  • 00:21:51.270 --> 00:21:54.080
  • IF YOU'RE SINGLE, ASK THE LORD, GIVE ME VISION.
  • 00:21:54.110 --> 00:21:56.200
  • I KNOW THEY LOOK GOOD ON THE SURFACE,
  • 00:21:56.230 --> 00:21:58.040
  • BUT GOD, IF THEY CANNOT HELP ME TO GET TO DESTINY,
  • 00:21:58.070 --> 00:22:01.130
  • THEN REMOVE 'EM.
  • 00:22:01.160 --> 00:22:02.140
  • NO MATTER HOW BAD I DON'T WANNA BE ALONE,
  • 00:22:02.170 --> 00:22:05.230
  • I WOULD RATHER BE ALONE IN THIS SEASON
  • 00:22:05.260 --> 00:22:08.110
  • THAN BROKEN IN THE NEXT SEASON.
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  • PLEASE, SHOW ME!
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  • [CONGREGATION APPLAUDING]
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  • TRYIN' TO HELP SOMEBODY ON THIS EVENING.
  • 00:22:19.200 --> 00:22:24.140
  • BUT LET'S BE HONEST, SOMETIMES IT'S HARD SERVING GOD.
  • 00:22:24.170 --> 00:22:28.190
  • BECAUSE YOU SEE OTHER PEOPLE WHO AREN'T SERVING GOD
  • 00:22:28.220 --> 00:22:31.210
  • AND IT LOOKS SO FUN.
  • 00:22:31.240 --> 00:22:35.030
  • TO SOME OF US, NO, MAMA DODI'S LIKE,
  • 00:22:35.060 --> 00:22:36.130
  • NO I'VE BEEN WALKING WITH HIM TOO LONG,
  • 00:22:36.160 --> 00:22:37.240
  • I KNOW THE TRUTH.
  • 00:22:37.270 --> 00:22:40.120
  • BUT AS YOU GROW IN THIS THING,
  • 00:22:40.150 --> 00:22:43.090
  • THERE ARE TIMES WHEN YOU ALMOST HAVE FLESH ENVY.
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  • DAD, I WISH I COULD DO THAT.
  • 00:22:46.160 --> 00:22:48.080
  • MAN, THEY'RE NOT GETTING IN TROUBLE.
  • 00:22:48.110 --> 00:22:52.250
  • AND AS SOON AS YOU TRY IT.
  • 00:22:52.280 --> 00:22:54.120
  • [CONGREGATION LAUGHING]
  • 00:22:54.150 --> 00:22:59.010
  • MAN, I COULDN'T EVEN GET THE THOUGHT ALL THE WAY
  • 00:22:59.040 --> 00:23:01.180
  • OUT OF MY MIND, JESUS,
  • 00:23:01.210 --> 00:23:03.000
  • BEFORE YOU SHOWED UP WITH A SCRIPTURE.
  • 00:23:03.030 --> 00:23:08.170
  • MY MIND'S TELLING ME NO
  • 00:23:08.200 --> 00:23:11.280
  • BUT MY BODY
  • 00:23:12.010 --> 00:23:14.080
  • MY BODY'S TELLING ME YES
  • 00:23:14.110 --> 00:23:18.010
  • HOLY GHOST BE OVER THERE LIKE,
  • 00:23:18.040 --> 00:23:19.000
  • DON'T DO IT
  • 00:23:19.030 --> 00:23:20.080
  • [CONGREGATION LAUGHING]
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  • I DON'T SEE NOTHING WRONG
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  • I DO
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  • GOD WON'T YOU JUST LEAVE ME-- - ALONE.
  • 00:23:32.220 --> 00:23:36.250
  • - CAN ANYBODY BE HONEST TO SAY
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  • AT SOME POINT IN YOUR LIFE, YOU SAID IN YOUR HEART,
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  • GOD, PLEASE, JUST.
  • 00:23:40.150 --> 00:23:43.130
  • SOME OF YOU ARE LIKE, I DON'T WANNA TELL
  • 00:23:43.160 --> 00:23:46.070
  • EVERYBODY'S CAMERAS, I DON'T WANT TO.
  • 00:23:46.100 --> 00:23:49.210
  • [LAUGHING]
  • 00:23:49.240 --> 00:23:55.180
  • SOMETIMES YOU DESIRE SOMETHING IN THE FLESH.
  • 00:23:55.210 --> 00:23:58.240
  • BUT IN YOUR HEART YOU KNOW IT'S NOT RIGHT.
  • 00:23:58.270 --> 00:24:02.230
  • YOU'RE LIKE, GOD PLEASE, JUST LET ME DO THIS
  • 00:24:02.260 --> 00:24:05.000
  • JUST ONE TIME, PLEASE.
  • 00:24:05.030 --> 00:24:07.220
  • HOW WILL I KNOW IF THE BLOOD IS REAL
  • 00:24:07.250 --> 00:24:11.280
  • IF YOU DON'T LET ME SIN AND ASK FOR FORGIVENESS.
  • 00:24:12.010 --> 00:24:15.020
  • LET ME AT LEAST GET SOME SIN OUT.
  • 00:24:15.050 --> 00:24:17.220
  • GLORY TO GOD.
  • 00:24:17.250 --> 00:24:18.210
  • I PRAY THAT, THAT MESSAGE HELPED SHED LIGHT
  • 00:24:18.240 --> 00:24:21.150
  • ON ANY SITUATION YOU'RE FACED WITH.
  • 00:24:21.180 --> 00:24:24.150
  • YOU ARE NOT DEFINED BY YOUR CIRCUMSTANCE.
  • 00:24:24.180 --> 00:24:27.150
  • GOD HAS A NAME, PURPOSE, DESTINY AND SPIRITUAL AUTHORITY
  • 00:24:27.180 --> 00:24:31.130
  • ATTACHED TO YOUR IDENTITY IN CHRIST JESUS.
  • 00:24:31.160 --> 00:24:34.050
  • THIS IS WHY I WANNA BLESS YOU
  • 00:24:34.080 --> 00:24:35.150
  • WITH MY LATEST SERIES, "THE SHIFT".
  • 00:24:35.180 --> 00:24:38.090
  • TO GIVE YOU A HEAVENLY PERSPECTIVE
  • 00:24:38.120 --> 00:24:40.110
  • SO YOU CAN WALK IN THE FULLNESS OF YOUR PURPOSE.
  • 00:24:40.140 --> 00:24:43.050
  • TBN HAS MADE THIS AVAILABLE TO YOU
  • 00:24:43.080 --> 00:24:44.280
  • AS A WAY TO THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROUS GIFT OF SUPPORT.
  • 00:24:45.010 --> 00:24:48.230
  • HELPING TO FULFILL THE GREAT COMMISSION
  • 00:24:48.260 --> 00:24:50.180
  • THROUGH CHRISTIAN TELEVISION.
  • 00:24:50.210 --> 00:24:52.060
  • SO, MAKE SURE YOU GET YOUR COPY AND SHIFT YOUR MIND
  • 00:24:52.090 --> 00:24:55.290
  • TO SEE THINGS FROM GOD'S PERSPECTIVE.
  • 00:24:56.020 --> 00:24:58.200
  • THERE'S MORE WORKING FOR YOU
  • 00:24:58.230 --> 00:25:00.100
  • THAN THERE IS COMING AGAINST YOU.
  • 00:25:00.130 --> 00:25:02.060
  • YOUR FINAL VICTORY IS ASSURED IN JESUS.
  • 00:25:02.090 --> 00:25:06.230
  • -[ANNOUNCER] EACH DAY SEEMS TO HAVE AN ENDLESS SUPPLY
  • 00:25:06.260 --> 00:25:09.070
  • OF TROUBLE AND WORRY.
  • 00:25:09.100 --> 00:25:10.250
  • SO MUCH SO, IT CAN LEAVE YOU QUESTIONING YOUR PURPOSE
  • 00:25:10.280 --> 00:25:13.220
  • IN GOD'S CREATION AND WONDERING WHEN, IF EVER,
  • 00:25:13.250 --> 00:25:16.210
  • YOU'LL REACH YOUR LIFE'S INTENDED DESTINATION.
  • 00:25:16.240 --> 00:25:19.130
  • IN HIS NEW AND POWERFUL SERIES, "THE SHIFT",
  • 00:25:19.160 --> 00:25:22.030
  • YOU NEED A HEAVENLY PERSPECTIVE.
  • 00:25:22.060 --> 00:25:23.260
  • PASTOR JOHN GRAY REVEALS HOW GOD SEES YOUR LIFE
  • 00:25:23.290 --> 00:25:26.240
  • AND HOW HE CAN USE THOSE DIFFICULT
  • 00:25:26.270 --> 00:25:30.060
  • TO STRENGTHEN AND GUIDE YOU AS YOU WALK INTO YOUR DESTINY.
  • 00:25:30.090 --> 00:25:34.130
  • - THE PROMISES EXTENDED TOWARD YOU IN CHRIST ARE ETERNAL
  • 00:25:34.160 --> 00:25:37.210
  • AND THEY ARE PERMANENT.
  • 00:25:37.240 --> 00:25:38.270
  • THAT'S WHY I'D LIKE TO ENCOURAGE YOU
  • 00:25:39.000 --> 00:25:40.200
  • TO GET MY NEW SERIES, "THE SHIFT",
  • 00:25:40.230 --> 00:25:42.220
  • TO GIVE YOU A NEW PERSPECTIVE ON HOW YOU SEE YOURSELF
  • 00:25:42.250 --> 00:25:46.010
  • AND YOUR LIFE.
  • 00:25:46.040 --> 00:25:47.130
  • - ANNOUNCER: IN "THE SHIFT", JOHN EXPLAINS HOW GOD EXTENDS
  • 00:25:47.160 --> 00:25:50.170
  • HIS GRACE OVER YOU, SO YOU CAN BETTER KNOW HIS WILL,
  • 00:25:50.200 --> 00:25:53.150
  • EXPERIENCE SPIRITUAL FULFILLMENT
  • 00:25:53.180 --> 00:25:55.220
  • AND ENSURE THAT YOU RUN YOUR RACE
  • 00:25:55.250 --> 00:25:57.160
  • WITH BOLDNESS AND STRENGTH.
  • 00:25:57.190 --> 00:25:59.160
  • THIS NEW, THREE MESSAGE SERIES IS SO IMPORTANT
  • 00:25:59.190 --> 00:26:02.230
  • THAT TBN WANTS TO SEND YOU A COPY
  • 00:26:02.260 --> 00:26:05.000
  • IN APPRECIATION FOR YOUR GIFT OF SUPPORT.
  • 00:26:05.030 --> 00:26:07.150
  • SO, TAKE A MOMENT TO CALL 866 274 3700
  • 00:26:07.180 --> 00:26:12.090
  • OR VISIT US SECURELY ONLINE TO SHARE YOUR GIFT
  • 00:26:12.120 --> 00:26:15.250
  • AND REQUEST YOUR COPY OF "THE SHIFT" ON THREE CDS.
  • 00:26:15.280 --> 00:26:19.060
  • YOUR FAITHFUL SUPPORT SHOWS YOUR COMMITMENT
  • 00:26:19.090 --> 00:26:22.060
  • TO IMPACT OUR WORLD WITH THE GOSPEL
  • 00:26:22.090 --> 00:26:24.210
  • THROUGH CHRISTIAN TELEVISION.
  • 00:26:24.240 --> 00:26:26.110
  • GAIN A NEW PERSPECTIVE AND SEE YOURSELF AS GOD SEES YOU.
  • 00:26:26.140 --> 00:26:30.090
  • YOU HAVE A POWER FILLED DESTINY.
  • 00:26:30.120 --> 00:26:32.140
  • CALL, CLICK OR WRITE TODAY.
  • 00:26:32.170 --> 00:26:37.080
  • - I WANNA TAKE A MOMENT TO SAY HOW MUCH I APPRECIATE YOU
  • 00:26:37.110 --> 00:26:39.190
  • FOR TUNING IN AND HANGING OUT IN THE WORD WITH ME TODAY.
  • 00:26:39.220 --> 00:26:42.290
  • I REALLY DO BELIEVE THAT IT'S TIME FOR THINGS
  • 00:26:43.020 --> 00:26:44.230
  • TO SHIFT IN YOUR LIFE.
  • 00:26:44.260 --> 00:26:46.180
  • IN FACT, YOU MAY BE SAYING, JOHN, IT'S PAST TIME.
  • 00:26:46.210 --> 00:26:50.140
  • I FEEL YOU.
  • 00:26:50.170 --> 00:26:51.170
  • THAT'S WHY I WANT YOU TO KEEP TUNING IN,
  • 00:26:51.200 --> 00:26:54.080
  • SO YOU CAN HEAR THE REST OF THE SERIES.
  • 00:26:54.110 --> 00:26:56.140
  • IT'S ALSO WHY I WANT YOU TO GET YOUR COPY OF THE SERIES
  • 00:26:56.170 --> 00:26:59.130
  • SO YOU CAN GET THIS THING IN YOUR SOUL.
  • 00:26:59.160 --> 00:27:02.160
  • WHEN YOU LAY HOLD OF A HEAVENLY PERSPECTIVE,
  • 00:27:02.190 --> 00:27:05.020
  • YOU'LL BEGIN TO SEE YOUR CHALLENGES IN COMPARISON
  • 00:27:05.050 --> 00:27:07.190
  • TO THE BIG GOD YOU'RE IN RELATIONSHIP WITH.
  • 00:27:07.220 --> 00:27:10.190
  • AND REALIZE THAT JESUS HAS FIXED THE FIGHT IN YOUR FAVOR.
  • 00:27:10.220 --> 00:27:15.050
  • I WANNA THANK YOU AGAIN FOR YOUR SUPPORT AND YOUR PRAYERS.
  • 00:27:15.080 --> 00:27:19.010
  • AND I LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU RIGHT HERE ON TBN
  • 00:27:19.040 --> 00:27:21.260
  • FOR THE NEXT "JOHN GRAY'S WORLD".
  • 00:27:21.290 --> 00:27:25.090
  • BOO.
  • 00:27:25.120 --> 00:27:26.130
  • [UPBEAT MUSIC]
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