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Count it All Up

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October 18, 2020
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We must keep counting; keep seeking; and keep trusting until we get all that God has promised us. For when all is said and done; we will receive His ultimate glory; and we will know that it was all worth it.

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  • Bishop T.D. Jakes: Tell mewhat's--what's going on?
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  • What's going on?
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  • I have to admit 2020 has left mescratching what hair I don't
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  • have, trying to figure outwhat is going on.
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  • I do not always get to pickthe moments that I hurt,
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  • that I suffer, that I cry,that I wail, that I lose.
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  • I don't get to pick the weaponsthat are used against me or the
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  • rocks that are thrown at me orthe ships that fall apart, or
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  • the dogs that attack me.
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  • I don't get to pick my ownstory, how are you reconciling
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  • the books so that you can havethe peace to go forward?
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  • ♪ The Potter's TouchThe Potter's Touch ♪
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  • Bishop T.D. Jakes: Eventhe wisest amongst us
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  • has to scratch his headwith the ideology of how,
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  • how can I survive this moment?
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  • I know I'm strong, I know I'mtough, I know I'm resilient,
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  • I know I'm committed, but howcan I withstand the turbulence
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  • of this moment?
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  • You must understand that when wedelve into the complexities of
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  • this text and we dare to hearthe Apostle Paul speak, he is
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  • not speaking something he saw onInstagram, he's not picking up
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  • a quote from Twitterand running with it.
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  • This is a man who has sufferedand been beaten, this is a man
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  • that's been left for dead, thisis a man who has wounded in such
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  • a way that the lacerationsagainst his skull caused the
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  • crowd to think he was dead.
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  • And after they all walked away,thinking he was nothing but a
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  • corpse, he got his bloody bodyup off the ground and walked
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  • away and then he said,"For I reckon."
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  • It is it's not so much the restof the text that I want to
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  • grapple with, I wanna havegrapple with the,
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  • "For I reckon."
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  • I reckon is a term that italmost sounds country to me.
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  • I grew up in West Virginia andwhen people would be talking and
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  • you wanted to respond to them,and you say, "Well, I reckon."
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  • I reckon, it made you soundcountry, it made you sound
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  • hillbilly, it made yousound out of sorts.
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  • And I know that this King JamesBible that I'm holding couldn't
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  • be written in West Virginia ordown in Mississippi where my
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  • grandparents come from wherethey'd say, "I reckon it's over
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  • yonder, I reckon it's across thestreet, I reckon it's around
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  • the store."
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  • I reckon, where did this termcome from that the Apostle Paul
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  • who is intelligent beyond humancomprehension would use such
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  • a word?
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  • Certainly he just not using itas my cousins and my friends did
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  • playing in the school yard,"For I reckon."
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  • What does he mean by reckon?
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  • Reckon speaks to reasoning,it speaks to rationale,
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  • it speaks to trying tounderstand, as Marvin Gaye
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  • would say, "Tell me what's--what's going on?
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  • What's going on?"
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  • I have to admit, 2020 has leftme scratching what hair I don't
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  • have trying to figure out whatis going on, and I struggle
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  • with the word reckon,so I had to look it up.
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  • And it says logizomai in theGreek, where we get logos, it
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  • means in the sense of an accountor reckoning, and then I begin
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  • to understand that reckoningis not a country term,
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  • reckoning is an accounting term,an accounting term,
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  • where we reconcile the books.
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  • And isn't that what we all wantto do with our suffering and
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  • with our pain and with our life?
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  • is find some kind a way to makesense out of it, to make purpose
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  • out of it.
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  • If I had to losemy daughter, why?
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  • I have to make thispain makes sense.
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  • There's not one amongst us witha grain of intelligence at all
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  • that hasn't spend a momenttrying to audit our own lives
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  • and try to figure out why did Ihave to go through that?
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  • Why was I abusedat a vulnerable age?
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  • Why didn't my fatherand mother leave me?
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  • Why did I movefrom house to house?
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  • Why did I grow upin foster homes?
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  • I wonder why?
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  • I reckon, I reckon, I reckonmeans I'm wrestling trying to
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  • reconcile what in the world isgoing on in my life, I reckon
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  • means I'm trying to figure outwhy am I dealing with what I'm
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  • dealing with like I'm dealingwith it when I'm dealing
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  • with it.
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  • This is not the time for me tobe going through pain and yet I
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  • do not always get to pick themoments that I hurt, that I
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  • suffer, that I cry, that I wail,that I lose.
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  • I don't get to pick the weaponsthat are used against me or the
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  • rocks that are thrown at me, orthe ships that fall apart, or
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  • the dogs that attack me.
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  • I don't get to pick my ownstory, I reckon.
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  • I reckon there have been momentsin my own life that I had to sit
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  • down, get all by myself, getquiet, make everything shut up
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  • for a minute and justtry to reckon.
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  • It is at this moment of deepreflection that we are allowed
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  • by the Holy Spirit to hear oneof the greatest orators and
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  • thinkers of our time grapplingwith the ideology of how do I
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  • make sense out of life?
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  • This is the Apostle Paul tryingto figure out what's it all
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  • about Alfie, what's going on?
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  • Tell me what's going on,I reckon.
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  • This is the Apostle Paul whotells us that when he went to
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  • Asia he was so overwhelmed thathe went into a state of
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  • depression and wanted to die,this is not some whimsical
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  • upstart motivational speakerwho's trying to give us
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  • a good feeling.
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  • This is somebody who isacquainted with grief and sorrow
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  • and injustice andmisunderstanding and pain and
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  • turmoil of such consequence thatwhen they didn't kill him he
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  • thought about killing himself.
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  • For I reckon, how did he findthe strength to get up when the
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  • stones had knocked him down, andhow did he find the strength to
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  • overcome depression when he feltlike caving in and giving up his
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  • own life, and how did he findthe strength to resist the shame
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  • of being laughed at by his ownfellow scholars because he dared
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  • to believe in Jesus?
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  • He was an intellect and theirlaughter was more painful than
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  • the stones at Lystra, how did hefind the courage to go on when
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  • everybody was talking about him?
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  • It must be hidden, not in hismanuscript, not in his
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  • preaching, but the audit thatgoes on in his head when he
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  • says, "For I reckon."
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  • How you reckon about a thingdetermines how you deal with it,
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  • how you overcome it, how youwithstand it, how you--
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  • how you persevere.
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  • Whatever you reckon determinesyour direction, whatever you
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  • reckon determines whether youlay there and play dead or get
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  • up and fight again, whatever youreckon determines whether you
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  • forgive or whether you spendthe rest of your life hating
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  • somebody who went onwith their life.
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  • What what are you reckoningwith, how are you reconciling
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  • the books so that you can havethe peace to go forward?
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  • A young man who had been with mealmost since the inception of my
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  • ministry periodically came alongdown through the years as he
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  • followed me, and he would ask mein a private moment,
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  • "Was it worth it?"
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  • And the question that he asksme, depending on the time that
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  • he asked it elicited a differenttype of response.
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  • Most of the time I responded,I'd love to tell you I
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  • responded, "Oh yes, it was worthit," but for years and years, I
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  • said, "I don't know yet, I'm notsure, I'm still reckoning."
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  • If you happen to ask me at atime that I was in great pain or
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  • great suffering or great denial,"Was it worth it?"
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  • I didn't know how to answer himbecause I hadn't finished
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  • auditing the books, I was still,still trying to get everything
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  • in the right column and makesense out of it, and I was still
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  • trying to compute the cost, howmuch it costs to be me.
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  • I wasn't sure it was worth it, Iknew he was trying to ask me so
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  • he could determine his ownlife's course and I was supposed
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  • to say, oh yes, it was worth it,but I dropped my head,
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  • and I said I'm stillthinking about it.
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  • The liability of the stage,was it worth it?
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  • The viciousness of people,was it worth it?
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  • The expectations of those whoadmire you who put you on
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  • pedestals that they could neverlive up to and then knock you
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  • down for fun, I wasn't sure itwas worth it.
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  • The inability to be saved fromamongst your own clergy, I
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  • wasn't sure it was worth it,you're never enough, if you go
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  • down, you're not low enough, ifyou go up, you're up too a high,
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  • I don't know, was it worth it?
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  • I do not know what I'm--
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  • Don't judge me.Don't you judge me.
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  • Was it worth it?
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  • I don't know, I didn't know,I wasn't sure, I wasn't sure.
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  • Like you go into theaccountant's office and you say,
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  • "Am I good to go?"
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  • and they're still in the middleof the audit, and I had to tell
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  • the young man, "I am still inthe middle of the audit."
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  • I'm 40, and I'm still in themiddle of the audit.
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  • I'm 45, and I'm still in themiddle of the audit.
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  • I'm 50 years old and I'm stillin the middle of the audit.
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  • And some of you out there aregoing through some things in
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  • your life, in your marriage, inyour marriage, in your marriage,
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  • in your finances, in yourcompany, with your children, and
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  • I know you would never tellanybody what you're reckoning
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  • but deep down inside, you'rewondering was it worth it?
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  • And we serve a God who demandsthat we always have something
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  • left and some of you haven't gotto that something left because
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  • you're in the liability stage.
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  • And when you're in the liabilitystage everything's going out and
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  • nothing's coming in and it lookslike God is not fair, but if you
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  • stay where you are and endurehardness as a good soldier,
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  • after a while, the samesoldiers, the same police
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  • officers who hit you in the headwill escort your body back
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  • because if you hold out longenough you will rise again
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  • undaunted, and the same peoplewho watch you be crucified will
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  • watch you be resurrected, andthe same people who watch you go
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  • down will watch youcome back up again.
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  • It is that that the Apostle Paultalks about--
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  • Oh, God, I feel the Holy Ghost.
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  • It is that thathe's talking about.
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  • "For I reckonthat the sufferings
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  • of this present time."
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  • He said you caught meat a bad moment,
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  • this present time is crazy,
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  • "For I reckonthat the sufferings
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  • of this present time."
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  • I reckon that the mask on ourfaces and our inability to meet,
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  • and our inability to touch thepeople in our own family,
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  • I reckon that the pain we endureand jobs that we lost, and the
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  • funerals that we had to standback from the family, I couldn't
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  • hug my own members.
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  • I reckon that the suffering ofthe people who stood outside the
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  • hospital in the parking lotwatching their parents die on
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  • FaceTime, the sufferingsof this present time.
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  • This present timeis a tough time,
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  • it's ripping marriages apart,it's ripping ministries apart,
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  • it's ripping businesses apart.
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  • The sufferings of this presenttime is a liability stage but
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  • you cannot have liabilities andnot eventually accrue assets,
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  • and that's whatthis text is all about.
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  • It's crawling through theliabilities till you get to the
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  • assets, oh my God, like thewoman with the issue of blood.
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  • I'm crawling and bleeding, I'mcrawling and hurting, I'm
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  • crawling and embarrassed andashamed, and I'm crawling while
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  • they're whispering about me, andI'm crawling where even the law
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  • is against mebut I'm crawling on.
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  • Bishop T.D. Jakes: I hateto stop right there,
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  • but I want to sharesomething with you
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  • that's very important.
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  • I want to challenge you as youhear this message, "Count It All
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  • Up," that you continue to sowinto the kingdom of God, to
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  • understand the power of giving,that it is a weapon against
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  • the enemy.
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  • The fact that you have thebodacious faith to sow a seed
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  • even in the midst of all ofthese complexities is a clear
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  • sign to Satan that your faith isstronger than your fear, that it
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  • overcomes you adversities, thatit gives you the opportunity to
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  • invest into the kingdom of God,'cause you know what?
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  • At the end of the day, that'swhere your blessing is going to
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  • come from.
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  • It's not going to come from yourjob, it's not going to come from
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  • the government, all that stuffis shaking but God is solid.
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  • When everything else is shaking,God is solid.
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  • I challenge you to sow into thekingdom of God, and then you got
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  • a right to claim a harvest andexpected it in every area of
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  • your life.
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  • Now, let's go backto the Word of God.
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  • Bishop T.D. Jakes: He asked mewas it worth it, and I knew what
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  • I was supposed to say, but heasked me while they were beating
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  • me with billy clubs, and heasked me while they were nailing
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  • me to a tree, and he asked mewhile the rocks were being
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  • thrown up against my head and Icouldn't think straight, so I
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  • said, "I don't know yet."
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  • Somebody I'm talking to rightnow, you don't know yet, so I
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  • thought I would bring before youthis morning somebody who had
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  • already been through it.
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  • And unless you've been stonedhalf to death and snake-bitten
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  • and sailed on ships thatshipwrecked and you had to float
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  • across on broken pieces, unlessyou have spent years locked up
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  • in a cold grotto in a cave in ajail cell begging for a coat,
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  • then whatever else you'resuffering with cannot compare to
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  • the testimony of the Apostle.
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  • For the man that I bring beforeyou today, he endured all of
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  • that and he was still thinkingabout it, "For I reckon."
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  • I reckon I stood over mymother's grave, and I reckoned.
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  • I stood in the hospital with hertrying to make sure she
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  • understood the differencebetween me and my brother,
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  • and I reckoned.
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  • I watched my baby girlgive birth to a baby boy,
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  • and I reckoned.
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  • There are moments in your lifewhere you're still counting it
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  • all up and I came to tell youdon't stop counting because God
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  • won't be satisfied until yourassets outweigh your
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  • liabilities, God won't stopuntil your assets outweigh
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  • your liabilities.
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  • I came to tell you that thesufferings of this present world
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  • are not worthy to be compared tothe glory that shall be revealed
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  • not on us.
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  • Not our jewelry, not ourwatches, not our car, but the
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  • glory in us is a direct resultof the sufferings of this
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  • present time and that's whyI tell hell it was good for me
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  • that I was afflicted.
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  • If I had not been afflictedI wouldn't have the power
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  • to stand whereI'm standing right now.
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  • It was good for me that peopledidn't help me, it was good for
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  • me that I had to crawl throughthe crowd to touch the hem, it
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  • was good for me, made me better,made me wiser, made me stronger,
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  • made me tougher, made me moreresolute, that I ain't gonna let
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  • no devil just havewhat God gave me.
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  • I have paid too much to getwhere I am right now,
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  • it was good for me thatit didn't come easy.
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  • It was good for me that I had tosweat for it and crawl for it
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  • and pray for it and dowithout to get it
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  • because it mademe appreciate it.
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  • My God is a God of profit, myGod is a God of profitability,
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  • he is a God of whatyou got left.
  • 00:18:12.940 --> 00:18:16.277
  • While over and over again in theScriptures, we see God dealing
  • 00:18:16.310 --> 00:18:20.181
  • not just his profits and lossesand assets and liabilities, but
  • 00:18:20.214 --> 00:18:24.385
  • over and over again we see a Godwho thinks about profit, I won't
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  • just give you enough oil to payoff your debts, I'll give you
  • 00:18:28.489 --> 00:18:32.126
  • enough or that you can live offof the rest.
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  • I won't just take your two fish,five loaves of bread and feed
  • 00:18:34.495 --> 00:18:38.032
  • the 5.000, I'll give you suchprofit you'll have 12 baskets
  • 00:18:38.065 --> 00:18:42.303
  • full left and your problem willbe how can we get this
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  • back home?
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  • I am not just a God that opensup the windows of heaven but
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  • I'll pour you out a blessing youdon't have room enough to
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  • receive, I am a God ofprofitability.
  • 00:18:53.014 --> 00:18:58.553
  • And every time he ran into oneof his servants that were not
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  • profitable he cursed them forbeing an unprofitable servant.
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  • I came to tell you this Sundaymorning that God's gonna get
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  • something out of your agony, andGod's gonna get something out of
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  • your pain, and God's gonna getsomething out of your
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  • loneliness, and God's gonna getsomething out of your distress,
  • 00:19:16.671 --> 00:19:19.740
  • and God's gonna get somethingout of your despair, and God's
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  • gonna get something out of everytear that you ever shed in your
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  • life, and God is going to reapsomething out of your childhood,
  • 00:19:26.047 --> 00:19:28.950
  • and God is gonna bring somethingout of your pain and your
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  • forlornment and your depressionand your confusion.
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  • For I reckon.
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  • I reckon, I reckon.
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  • So I wanna challenge you to doan audit on your life and judge
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  • nothing before its time, butjudge the righteous judgment,
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  • and the righteous judgmenttakes time.
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  • It took me years toanswer that question.
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  • Finally, as I got older and myhair got white, I walked up to
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  • him one day and I said,"It was worth it."
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  • [laughing]
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  • I didn't answer thatthe first decade,
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  • I didn't answer itthe second decade.
  • 00:20:17.398 --> 00:20:19.634
  • Finally I came along and said,"It was worth it."
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  • For the glory that shallbe revealed in us
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  • is so worth it.
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  • I'm almost closing here, but Iwant you to understand that Paul
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  • did not start this text outtalking about suffering,
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  • and he didn't start it outtalking about this present time,
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  • and he didn't start it outtalking about I reckon.
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  • He started it out telling methat I was a joint heir with
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  • Christ, that I was an heir withChrist in God, that I had an
  • 00:20:52.333 --> 00:20:56.804
  • inheritance laid up for me, thatthere was something that God was
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  • going to give me that was sobeyond me, that I was a joint
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  • heir, not just an heir buta joint heir with Jesus.
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  • Can you imagine being a jointheir with Jesus Christ?
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  • A joint heir means everythinghe inherits I inherit it too.
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  • Good God Almighty.
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  • And because he knew that he wasan heir of God, and a joint heir
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  • with Jesus Christ, he had tothrow that into the audit.
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  • [speaking in tongues]
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  • He had to throw into the auditthat if God be for you, he's
  • 00:21:32.073 --> 00:21:35.109
  • more than the world against you.
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  • Had to throw it in the auditthat there is no sickness in
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  • Jesus and there is no failure inJesus, and there is no pain in
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  • Jesus, and there is no despairin Jesus.
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  • That if I am a joint heir withJesus, then I reckon that
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  • the sufferings.
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  • [speaking in tongues]
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  • "The sufferings of this presentworld are not worthy to
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  • be compared."
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  • I should just knock the scaleover, there's no comparison.
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  • There is no comparison betweenwhat God has for you and what
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  • you are going through.
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  • I'm going to say that again,there is no comparison,
  • 00:22:18.486 --> 00:22:22.890
  • it doesn't even measure out whatGod has for you in comparison to
  • 00:22:22.923 --> 00:22:28.496
  • what you're going through.
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  • So I want to tell you rightwhere I am today that weeping
  • 00:22:30.064 --> 00:22:34.368
  • may endure for a night but joycometh in the morning.
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  • And I want to challenge you,don't count in a vacuum of
  • 00:22:43.811 --> 00:22:48.516
  • emotional despair orintellectual complexities, don't
  • 00:22:48.549 --> 00:22:53.954
  • count it in the vacuum of oneseason in your life, don't count
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  • it by the rocks they throw atyou, don't count it by the snake
  • 00:22:59.894 --> 00:23:03.831
  • that bit you, don't count it bythe marks in your body, keep on
  • 00:23:03.864 --> 00:23:09.470
  • counting till you cometo a profit.
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  • If you keep on counting God willopen up the windows of heaven
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  • and pour you out a blessing youwon't have room enough
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  • to receive.
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  • If you keep counting, after awhile he'll make your enemies
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  • your footstools.
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  • If you keep on counting, hewon't just make you a conqueror,
  • 00:23:25.953 --> 00:23:29.757
  • he'll make you morethan a conqueror.
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  • If you keep on counting.
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  • [speaking in tongues]
  • 00:23:34.261 --> 00:23:36.964
  • If you keep on counting, he'llturn the whole thing around.
  • 00:23:36.997 --> 00:23:41.702
  • If you keep on counting,he'll bring you out on top.
  • 00:23:41.735 --> 00:23:45.339
  • If you keep on counting,the last shall be first,
  • 00:23:45.372 --> 00:23:49.043
  • the tail will be the head.
  • 00:23:49.076 --> 00:23:51.145
  • If you keep on counting, you'llget up and walk away healed
  • 00:23:51.178 --> 00:23:55.249
  • while Jesus is trying to figureout who touched me, you'll walk
  • 00:23:55.282 --> 00:23:59.753
  • away healed if you keep on.
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  • I got to count it all up,I got to count it all up,
  • 00:24:04.091 --> 00:24:07.661
  • I got to count it,I got to count it,
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  • I gotta count it all up.
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  • Devil, I ain't through counting,devil I'm not through counting.
  • 00:24:13.400 --> 00:24:19.406
  • I won't stop counting till I geteverything God promised me,
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  • I won't stop counting until Ibecome the head and not the
  • 00:24:27.147 --> 00:24:31.051
  • tail, I won't stop countinguntil he baptizes me in wisdom
  • 00:24:31.085 --> 00:24:35.623
  • and glory.
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  • I won't stop counting till I getto the end of my story, and I
  • 00:24:37.024 --> 00:24:41.762
  • reckon that the sufferings ofthis present world.
  • 00:24:41.795 --> 00:24:47.801
  • I'm preaching to every sufferingsaint watching me right now,
  • 00:24:51.405 --> 00:24:57.411
  • keep counting.
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  • This season will pass, thismoment of inconvenience will
  • 00:25:03.517 --> 00:25:07.788
  • pass, this season of shame anddisgrace will pass, this season
  • 00:25:07.821 --> 00:25:13.827
  • of mockery will pass.
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  • The hoses will run out of water,and the policemen will run out
  • 00:25:16.597 --> 00:25:21.468
  • of blows, and the crowd will runout of rocks, and you'll still
  • 00:25:21.502 --> 00:25:26.640
  • be standing if youcount it all up.
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  • Stand there and count it all upuntil God vindicates you, count
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  • It all up till you get a crownfor everything you went through,
  • 00:25:36.116 --> 00:25:40.988
  • count it all up until God setsbefore you an open door, count
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  • it all up until the child thatbroke your heart comes back to
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  • wipe your head, count it all upuntil those who said you were
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  • a nobody want tobe mentored by you.
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  • Just keep on counting tillyou count it all up.
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  • female announcer: Position,exposure, courage and knowledge
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  • all have a part in expressingthe full potential that God has
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  • placed in you.
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