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July 3, 2019
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The Potter's Touch with T. D. Jakes

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  • - female announcer: Coming up
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  • on "The Potter's Touch."
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  • - Bishop T.D. Jakes: God says,
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  • "When I get ready to get
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  • somethin' done, I don't leave
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  • it, and I don't forsake it.
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  • I don't leave it.
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  • I don't withdraw my presence
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  • from it, nor do I withdraw my
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  • emotions from it."
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  • If you keep on doin' what God
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  • told you to do, if you stick to
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  • it and you don't leave it and
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  • you don't forsake it, God will
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  • "open up the windows of heaven
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  • and pour you out a blessin' you
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  • don't have room enough to
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  • The Potter's touch
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  • The Potter's touch
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  • - Pastor Cora Jakes-Coleman:
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  • Hello, and welcome to "The
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  • Potter's Touch."
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  • I'm Pastor Cora Jakes-Coleman.
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  • There is a big difference
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  • between being a follower and
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  • bein' a copycat, amen?
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  • God hasn't called you to be
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  • someone else.
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  • He wants you to be the real you.
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  • Our bishop will show us how to
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  • be good followers while also
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  • maintaining our individuality in
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  • his message called
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  • - Bishop Jakes: Today I'm
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  • focusin' on being "distinctively
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  • similar."
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  • Say that with me, "distinctively
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  • similar."
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  • It's an oxymoron.
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  • "Distinctive," "to be
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  • distinctive" is "to be unique,"
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  • and then "to be similar" is "to
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  • be like," and, yet I wanna talk
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  • about being "distinctively
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  • similar."
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  • God, in my text, is speaking to
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  • Joshua, who is a protege or a
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  • mentee of Moses, and God says to
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  • him something that is absolutely
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  • amazing.
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  • He says, "As I was with Moses,
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  • so shall I be with you."
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  • That's some shoutin' stuff right
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  • there 'cause God did some
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  • amazin' stuff through Moses.
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  • God did some real fancy, showy,
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  • shiny stuff with Moses.
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  • I'd have kind of liked to been
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  • Moses, just at the Red Sea part.
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  • You know, just throw your staff
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  • out in front of your
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  • congregation, and everybody
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  • lookin' at ya, and the wind is
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  • blowin', and all of a sudden,
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  • the Red Sea blows back, you
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  • know, and your hair is blowin'
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  • in--oh, I don't have hair, but
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  • your beard is twitchin' in the
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  • wind, and you got your staff up
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  • in the air, and God does all of
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  • this public, showy, fancy stuff,
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  • and especially considerin' the
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  • fact that Moses's congregation
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  • was kind of mad with him right
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  • then 'cause he had called them
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  • out of the familiar into the
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  • unfamiliar, and whenever you
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  • challenge people to come from
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  • the familiar to the unfamiliar,
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  • they're not nice.
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  • They're not always nice about
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  • that: "Why did ya bring us out
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  • here?" and all that stuff, and
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  • Moses says, "Just shut up," and
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  • goes like this, you know, and
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  • the wind blows, and the water
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  • parts, and it is real cool,
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  • yeah.
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  • I like that part, yeah.
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  • Moses got to go down to the
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  • president of Egypt and walk in
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  • and do his stuff in front of the
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  • president of Egypt and eat up
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  • the serpents of the magicians.
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  • It was bad, it was awesome, and
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  • God says to Joshua, "As I was
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  • with Moses, so shall I be with
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  • thee."
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  • That's good news, and, yet
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  • Joshua never, ever smote one
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  • Joshua came down to the Jordan
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  • River and threw out his rod, and
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  • the Jordan River just said, "Say
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  • what?"
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  • He had to go all the way down
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  • into the water before he saw
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  • His predecessor never even got
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  • his feet wet, but when Joshua
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  • got ready to fulfill his destiny
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  • with his mighty charge in his
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  • hand, what worked for Moses
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  • didn't work for Joshua.
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  • Joshua had to step down
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  • into--can you imagine your whole
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  • congregation lookin' at ya, and
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  • you throw out your rod, and, you
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  • know, "He's with me like he was
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  • with Moses," and just throw out
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  • your rod and--
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  • "He is, now, oh, now, he is,
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  • Uh, wait a minute.
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  • I gotta prime it a little bit.
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  • Let me step down in this water.
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  • It's gon' part in a minute
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  • y'all.
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  • Come on, come on, don't be
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  • scared.
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  • It's gon' part in a minute."
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  • "Uh, uh, we gon' get out of debt
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  • in a minute.
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  • Don't be scared.
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  • Just stay with me.
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  • We gon' own our own house in a
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  • minute.
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  • Don't be scared.
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  • Just stay with me a minute.
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  • Stay with--we gon' raise our
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  • family.
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  • We gon' come out of this in just
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  • a minute."
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  • Water all the way up to my
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  • knees, and I'm still goin'.
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  • And then, all of a sudden, they
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  • got a rumble, and the water
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  • started movin' back out of their
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  • way.
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  • He said, "Oh, it does work.
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  • Distinctively similar.
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  • "As I was with Moses, so shall I
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  • be with you.
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  • I will be with you the same way
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  • I was with Moses, but you are
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  • You are not who inspired you.
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  • You are not who inspired you.
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  • You are not who trained you.
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  • God is going to be with you as
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  • he was with Moses, but you are
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  • not Moses, so you have to
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  • discover your own uniqueness to
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  • accomplish your purpose, or
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  • you'll step in the water, and it
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  • doesn't move, and you'll say,
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  • "It didn't work for me," and God
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  • is still with you, but God and
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  • you don't form the same
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  • coalition that God and Moses
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  • did, so you have to be willing
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  • to be distinctively similar.
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  • "As I was with Moses, so shall I
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  • be with you, but I will not do
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  • with you what I did with Moses."
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  • Can you recognize God being with
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  • you to the same degree but
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  • creating a unique experience?
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  • God does not do encores.
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  • Everything God does is a
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  • designer's original.
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  • So while you want to be mentored
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  • and you wanna be developed by
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  • people, you don't wanna imitate
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  • them because God says, "I will
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  • be with you like I was with
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  • them, but you gotta be yourself
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  • because, if I wanted Moses, I
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  • could've kept Moses.
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  • You're a new generation and a
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  • new expression of an old idea.
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  • If I wanted the old idea, I
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  • could've kept the old idea.
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  • I want you to refresh it.
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  • I want you to hit the reset
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  • button, but don't expect the
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  • same ole pop-ups that I did with
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  • your daddy because I've been
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  • there, and I done that," and God
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  • is finished with that.
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  • What do we keep, and what do we
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  • let go of?
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  • We keep the promise of his
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  • presence, but you have to be
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  • willing to let go of what you
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  • had in mind because God didn't
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  • promise to do what you had in
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  • mind.
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  • In fact, God said, "I will do a
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  • new thing in you, for the former
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  • things are passed away.
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  • Moses, my servant, is dead.
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  • The former things I did with him
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  • are dead.
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  • When I made Moses, I made Moses.
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  • When I called Moses, I called
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  • Moses.
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  • When I used Moses, I used Moses.
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  • Stop bein' a copycat.
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  • Be who I created you to be."
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  • Touch somebody and say, "Be who
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  • The promise is not a duplicate
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  • copy.
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  • It is a unique promise built on
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  • an old presence.
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  • The only thing that will be the
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  • same is "As I was with, so shall
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  • I be.
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  • I will be with you like I was
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  • with the one who inspired you,
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  • but you will not be them.
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  • The promise is I will be with
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  • you."
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  • Throughout the chapter, over and
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  • over again, God says, "I will
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  • not leave you nor forsake you.
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  • I will not leave you nor forsake
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  • you."
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  • "I will not leave you," means,
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  • "You won't be out there by
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  • yourself."
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  • In English, when we read, "I
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  • will not leave you nor forsake
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  • you," it's a little bit
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  • confusing to us because, if you
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  • think when you read, "leave" and
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  • "forsake," to us, is the same
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  • thing.
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  • "I'm leavin' you," "I forsook
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  • you" is the same thing.
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  • So why did God say, "I will not
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  • leave you nor forsake you"?
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  • Because, when you study it out,
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  • "to leave" somebody is to remove
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  • your presence, but "to forsake"
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  • them is to emotionally abandon
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  • them.
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  • You can forsake somebody you
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  • That's a class all by itself.
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  • You can emotionally abandon
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  • someone that you still come home
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  • to.
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  • Somebody wantin' to shout, but
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  • they can't 'cause they sittin'
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  • God says, "When I get ready to
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  • get somethin' done, I don't
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  • leave it, and I don't forsake
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  • it.
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  • I don't leave it.
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  • I don't withdraw my presence
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  • from it, nor do I withdraw my
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  • emotions from it.
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  • My physical presence there is
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  • followed up by my emotional
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  • attention there."
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  • So when God wants to see
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  • somethin' succeed, he doesn't
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  • leave it nor forsake it, and he
  • 00:12:16.100 --> 00:12:19.100
  • said, "I will not leave you nor
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  • forsake you.
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  • I will not emotionally abandon
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  • you just because I'm
  • 00:12:25.180 --> 00:12:27.040
  • Well, you was just singin'--
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  • Because he first loved me
  • 00:12:37.210 --> 00:12:40.210
  • What does that mean?
  • 00:12:40.210 --> 00:12:41.200
  • He loved me wrong and taught me
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  • right.
  • 00:12:49.000 --> 00:12:52.000
  • He loved me wrong and taught me
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  • right.
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  • Right there, that's the most
  • 00:12:58.050 --> 00:12:59.180
  • convicting thing because how
  • 00:12:59.180 --> 00:13:02.170
  • many times do you love people
  • 00:13:02.170 --> 00:13:05.100
  • who have wronged you?
  • 00:13:05.290 --> 00:13:08.290
  • Or do you have a tendency, like
  • 00:13:08.290 --> 00:13:10.140
  • I do, that, if you hurt me, I
  • 00:13:10.140 --> 00:13:12.280
  • emotionally withdraw?
  • 00:13:13.110 --> 00:13:16.110
  • You can't cure anything you
  • 00:13:16.110 --> 00:13:19.050
  • forsake.
  • 00:13:20.250 --> 00:13:23.250
  • You have emotionally withdrawn
  • 00:13:23.250 --> 00:13:25.160
  • yourself from people, places,
  • 00:13:25.160 --> 00:13:27.100
  • and things, and you're waitin'
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  • on it to get better.
  • 00:13:29.010 --> 00:13:30.230
  • It can't get better if you
  • 00:13:30.230 --> 00:13:33.050
  • forsake it, and it's hard now.
  • 00:13:35.130 --> 00:13:38.130
  • I'm not preachin' somethin'
  • 00:13:38.130 --> 00:13:39.120
  • that's easy.
  • 00:13:39.120 --> 00:13:41.040
  • I'm not teachin' somethin' that
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  • I've always mastered.
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  • It is hard not to forsake
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  • somethin' that doesn't feel
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  • - Bishop Jakes: The one thing
  • 00:13:56.210 --> 00:13:57.090
  • that the wine has in common with
  • 00:13:57.090 --> 00:13:59.020
  • the Savior that we have in
  • 00:13:59.020 --> 00:14:01.060
  • common as well is that in order
  • 00:14:01.060 --> 00:14:04.020
  • to reach our ultimate state, our
  • 00:14:04.020 --> 00:14:06.290
  • strength, our full strength and
  • 00:14:06.290 --> 00:14:08.160
  • potential, we must all go
  • 00:14:08.160 --> 00:14:10.260
  • through crushings because you're
  • 00:14:10.260 --> 00:14:12.170
  • either coming out of a crushing
  • 00:14:12.170 --> 00:14:14.170
  • or you're headed for a crushing,
  • 00:14:14.170 --> 00:14:16.230
  • or you're trying to understand a
  • 00:14:16.230 --> 00:14:18.100
  • crushing, or you're stuck in a
  • 00:14:18.100 --> 00:14:20.230
  • crushing.
  • 00:14:20.230 --> 00:14:22.180
  • Either way, this word is for
  • 00:14:22.180 --> 00:14:25.000
  • you.
  • 00:14:25.000 --> 00:14:27.140
  • - Bishop Jakes: We're goin' on
  • 00:14:27.140 --> 00:14:28.060
  • a cruise.
  • 00:14:28.060 --> 00:14:29.080
  • Join Serena and I, November 9
  • 00:14:29.080 --> 00:14:30.240
  • through the 16th, 2019, as we
  • 00:14:30.240 --> 00:14:33.100
  • set sail from Fort Lauderdale to
  • 00:14:33.100 --> 00:14:36.090
  • the Bahamas, Jamaica, the Grand
  • 00:14:36.090 --> 00:14:38.150
  • Cayman Islands, and Key West.
  • 00:14:38.150 --> 00:14:41.060
  • - announcer: We have an
  • 00:14:41.060 --> 00:14:41.280
  • itinerary filled with fun events
  • 00:14:41.280 --> 00:14:43.000
  • created with you in mind.
  • 00:14:43.000 --> 00:14:44.210
  • - Bishop Jakes: I hope we take
  • 00:14:44.210 --> 00:14:45.150
  • over the entire boat.
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  • Reserve your spot today.
  • 00:14:47.060 --> 00:14:48.290
  • - announcer: The 2019 T.D.
  • 00:14:48.290 --> 00:14:50.070
  • Jakes Faith & Family Caribbean
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  • Cruise.
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  • [music]
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  • - Bishop Jakes: I am
  • 00:15:00.290 --> 00:15:01.270
  • distinctively similar.
  • 00:15:01.290 --> 00:15:04.290
  • "As I was with Moses, so shall I
  • 00:15:06.270 --> 00:15:09.270
  • be with you, but don't play
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  • Moses.
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  • Joshua, do you."
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  • Glory to God.
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  • "And if you do you, I'll do me."
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  • Glory to God.
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  • "And together we will walk
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  • through life, and the promise I
  • 00:15:35.130 --> 00:15:37.230
  • give you, no matter where your
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  • feet trods, no matter where you
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  • walk or where you go, up hills
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  • or down valleys, abased or
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  • abound, for richer or for
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  • poorer, in sickness and in
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  • health, I will not leave you nor
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  • forsake you."
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  • So the promise centers around
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  • his presence.
  • 00:16:02.210 --> 00:16:05.210
  • That's the promise.
  • 00:16:06.060 --> 00:16:09.060
  • "My presence will be with you
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  • every step of the way.
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  • My presence is your promise,"
  • 00:16:17.090 --> 00:16:20.090
  • not a car, not a mansion, not a
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  • million dollars.
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  • "My presence is your promise,
  • 00:16:30.010 --> 00:16:33.010
  • but my presence does not abort
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  • the process."
  • 00:16:35.060 --> 00:16:37.090
  • So we're talkin' "presence," and
  • 00:16:37.090 --> 00:16:40.040
  • now we're talkin' "process."
  • 00:16:40.130 --> 00:16:43.130
  • "My presence is with you, but
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  • you still gotta go through the
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  • wilderness.
  • 00:16:47.060 --> 00:16:50.060
  • My presence is with you, but I
  • 00:16:50.060 --> 00:16:51.160
  • still have to take you through
  • 00:16:51.160 --> 00:16:53.000
  • process.
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  • My presence is with you, but I
  • 00:16:55.100 --> 00:16:56.140
  • still have to train you.
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  • I still have to develop you.
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  • I have to whittle down all the
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  • things off of you that are not
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  • relevant to your destiny.
  • 00:17:04.080 --> 00:17:07.040
  • I put you in the process to
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  • prune you.
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  • I put you in the process to
  • 00:17:12.020 --> 00:17:13.060
  • prune you.
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  • I put you in the process so that
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  • you can go through what was
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  • necessary to be tough enough to
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  • stand where I'm takin' you."
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  • Oh, you didn't hear what I'm
  • 00:17:23.090 --> 00:17:24.030
  • sayin'.
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  • The process makes you tough.
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  • The process makes you tenacious.
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  • The process prunes your heart.
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  • It purges your sensibilities.
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  • It burns out all the things, the
  • 00:17:36.030 --> 00:17:38.040
  • wrong motives that you had when
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  • you started.
  • 00:17:40.130 --> 00:17:41.140
  • God said, "I'mma take you
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  • through the wilderness till
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  • everything that is not of faith
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  • dies in the wilderness until you
  • 00:17:46.070 --> 00:17:49.000
  • come forth as pure gold."
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  • The wilderness is designed to
  • 00:17:51.020 --> 00:17:53.060
  • kill the unbelief in you, to
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  • purge your motives, to prepare
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  • your heart, my God, glory to
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  • God.
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  • Touch somebody and tell 'em,
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  • I am in the process.
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  • I am in the process, but his
  • 00:18:14.250 --> 00:18:17.250
  • presence is in the process.
  • 00:18:20.200 --> 00:18:23.200
  • Lord, they just threw me in the
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  • fiery furnace."
  • 00:18:26.050 --> 00:18:27.260
  • He said, "I'm in here with you,
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  • and when you pass through the
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  • waters, I'll be there with you,
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  • and when you go through the
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  • flood, I'll be there with you.
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  • It will not overtake you."
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  • God's presence is with you in
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  • the process.
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  • God's presence is with you while
  • 00:18:48.220 --> 00:18:50.120
  • you're doin' your scales,
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  • rehearsin', waitin' on your
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  • recital.
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  • Most people don't know that.
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  • They only recognize God's
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  • presence in the recital and not
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  • in the rehearsal.
  • 00:19:02.190 --> 00:19:05.180
  • "I'm with you in the slow,
  • 00:19:05.180 --> 00:19:07.170
  • mundane, routine, ordinary days.
  • 00:19:10.260 --> 00:19:13.260
  • You're gon' have more ordinary
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  • days than you do spectacular
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  • days, and God said, "I'm gonna
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  • be with you."
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  • Playin' scales is just borin'.
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  • Somebody, get on the keyboard
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  • and play me some scales.
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  • You know, I played 'em.
  • 00:19:27.290 --> 00:19:30.090
  • My mother taught me to play the
  • 00:19:30.090 --> 00:19:31.150
  • scales, and she would be in
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  • there cookin', and I had to sit
  • 00:19:34.100 --> 00:19:36.280
  • on the piano and play scales.
  • 00:19:36.280 --> 00:19:39.090
  • My sister plays the piano.
  • 00:19:39.090 --> 00:19:41.140
  • She was a classical pianist, and
  • 00:19:41.140 --> 00:19:43.210
  • I grew up listenin' to her
  • 00:19:43.210 --> 00:19:44.290
  • playin' scales, and scales sound
  • 00:19:46.110 --> 00:19:49.110
  • nothin' like recitals.
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  • Play me a scale.
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  • [music]
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  • - Bishop Jakes: Mm-hmm.
  • 00:20:00.050 --> 00:20:01.140
  • [music]
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  • - Bishop Jakes: Yeah.
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  • [music]
  • 00:20:05.230 --> 00:20:08.230
  • - Bishop Jakes: We'll be
  • 00:20:08.230 --> 00:20:09.100
  • selling those albums in the
  • 00:20:09.100 --> 00:20:10.250
  • Anybody want one?
  • 00:20:19.130 --> 00:20:22.130
  • Do I see a show of hands?
  • 00:20:23.040 --> 00:20:26.040
  • I'm sorry, Brother, but we
  • 00:20:36.010 --> 00:20:37.010
  • didn't sell not one CD today,
  • 00:20:37.010 --> 00:20:39.290
  • not one thing, because process
  • 00:20:40.040 --> 00:20:43.040
  • is an accumulation of boring
  • 00:20:43.040 --> 00:20:45.220
  • days, of things that don't move
  • 00:20:47.130 --> 00:20:50.130
  • and things that are not
  • 00:20:50.130 --> 00:20:51.070
  • changin', and things that don't
  • 00:20:51.070 --> 00:20:53.010
  • seem to be gettin' better.
  • 00:20:53.010 --> 00:20:54.200
  • Process is routine.
  • 00:20:55.110 --> 00:20:58.110
  • Play it again.
  • 00:20:58.110 --> 00:20:59.030
  • It's routine.
  • 00:20:59.030 --> 00:21:00.260
  • [music]
  • 00:21:01.040 --> 00:21:04.040
  • - Bishop Jakes: It's boring.
  • 00:21:04.040 --> 00:21:05.200
  • [music]
  • 00:21:05.200 --> 00:21:07.200
  • - Bishop Jakes: It's go to work
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  • and come home.
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  • [music]
  • 00:21:10.010 --> 00:21:11.210
  • - Bishop Jakes: Lay out what
  • 00:21:11.210 --> 00:21:12.100
  • you gon' wear tomorrow.
  • 00:21:12.200 --> 00:21:15.200
  • Gotta get up and go to work
  • 00:21:15.200 --> 00:21:16.170
  • again.
  • 00:21:16.170 --> 00:21:18.060
  • [music]
  • 00:21:19.120 --> 00:21:22.120
  • - Bishop Jakes: "See ya, honey.
  • 00:21:22.120 --> 00:21:24.090
  • Be back this evenin'.
  • 00:21:24.090 --> 00:21:26.240
  • Bye.
  • 00:21:26.240 --> 00:21:28.040
  • Take care."
  • 00:21:28.040 --> 00:21:29.150
  • "Kids, the lunch money is on the
  • 00:21:29.150 --> 00:21:30.210
  • kitchen table.
  • 00:21:30.210 --> 00:21:33.160
  • Did you do your homework?
  • 00:21:33.210 --> 00:21:36.210
  • Don't lie to me.
  • 00:21:36.210 --> 00:21:37.220
  • I'll call Miss Bailey and ask
  • 00:21:37.220 --> 00:21:39.030
  • her myself."
  • 00:21:39.290 --> 00:21:42.290
  • "Don't forget to pay the light
  • 00:21:42.290 --> 00:21:43.230
  • bill.
  • 00:21:43.230 --> 00:21:44.170
  • It's past due, Ritchie*."
  • 00:21:44.170 --> 00:21:47.080
  • "Yeah, I paid it on my phone."
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  • [music]
  • 00:21:51.290 --> 00:21:54.290
  • - Bishop Jakes: It's process.
  • 00:21:55.110 --> 00:21:58.110
  • It's goin' around and around and
  • 00:21:59.040 --> 00:22:02.060
  • around.
  • 00:22:02.060 --> 00:22:04.070
  • Preachin' and the church is not
  • 00:22:04.070 --> 00:22:05.190
  • growin'.
  • 00:22:05.190 --> 00:22:08.000
  • Teachin' Bible class, and they
  • 00:22:08.000 --> 00:22:09.120
  • didn't even come.
  • 00:22:09.120 --> 00:22:12.080
  • I spent ten years beggin' people
  • 00:22:12.080 --> 00:22:14.120
  • to come hear me do what I'm
  • 00:22:14.120 --> 00:22:15.190
  • doin' right now, and if I had 20
  • 00:22:15.290 --> 00:22:18.290
  • people come, it was a good
  • 00:22:18.290 --> 00:22:20.200
  • service.
  • 00:22:20.200 --> 00:22:22.230
  • The devil say, "Quit, you can't
  • 00:22:22.230 --> 00:22:24.250
  • preach.
  • 00:22:24.250 --> 00:22:26.050
  • You can't teach.
  • 00:22:26.050 --> 00:22:27.190
  • You're never gon' be anything.
  • 00:22:27.190 --> 00:22:29.180
  • Nobody's gon' never hear you."
  • 00:22:29.180 --> 00:22:31.200
  • But I kept on recitin', and I
  • 00:22:31.200 --> 00:22:33.280
  • kept on workin', and I kept on
  • 00:22:33.280 --> 00:22:36.040
  • goin' and playin' and playin' my
  • 00:22:36.040 --> 00:22:38.190
  • chords, and playin' my chords,
  • 00:22:38.190 --> 00:22:40.260
  • and I got a little stronger, and
  • 00:22:40.260 --> 00:22:42.160
  • I got a little stronger, and I
  • 00:22:42.160 --> 00:22:44.020
  • got a little stronger, and I got
  • 00:22:44.020 --> 00:22:45.210
  • a little stronger, and I got a
  • 00:22:45.210 --> 00:22:47.100
  • little stronger, and I got a
  • 00:22:47.100 --> 00:22:48.180
  • little stronger.
  • 00:22:48.180 --> 00:22:49.200
  • Hey, all of a sudden, it started
  • 00:22:49.200 --> 00:22:51.170
  • workin', and it started
  • 00:22:51.170 --> 00:22:52.270
  • happenin', and it started comin'
  • 00:22:52.270 --> 00:22:54.180
  • to pass, and people started
  • 00:22:54.180 --> 00:22:56.020
  • comin' in, into the church, into
  • 00:22:56.020 --> 00:22:59.020
  • the auditoriums, into the
  • 00:22:59.020 --> 00:23:00.220
  • sanctuary, into the auditoriums,
  • 00:23:00.220 --> 00:23:03.170
  • into the coliseums, into the
  • 00:23:03.170 --> 00:23:05.210
  • Georgia Dome, into the Philips
  • 00:23:05.210 --> 00:23:07.170
  • Arena.
  • 00:23:07.170 --> 00:23:08.280
  • If you keep on doin' what God
  • 00:23:08.280 --> 00:23:11.170
  • told you to do, if you stick to
  • 00:23:11.170 --> 00:23:13.280
  • it and you don't leave it and
  • 00:23:13.280 --> 00:23:15.240
  • you don't forsake it, God will
  • 00:23:15.240 --> 00:23:17.230
  • "open up the windows of heaven
  • 00:23:17.230 --> 00:23:19.080
  • and pour you out a blessin' you
  • 00:23:19.080 --> 00:23:21.040
  • don't have room enough to
  • 00:23:21.040 --> 00:23:22.270
  • receive."
  • 00:23:22.270 --> 00:23:24.030
  • Can the church give God praise
  • 00:23:24.030 --> 00:23:26.170
  • and glory for process?
  • 00:23:28.100 --> 00:23:31.100
  • Touch ten people and tell 'em,
  • 00:23:31.100 --> 00:23:32.240
  • "I'm in the process.
  • 00:23:32.240 --> 00:23:33.250
  • I'm in the process.
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  • I'm in the process.
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  • I'm in the process of parenting.
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  • I'm in the process of bein' a
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  • wife.
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  • I'm in the process of bein' a
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  • mother.
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  • I'm in the process of bein' a
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  • husband.
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  • I'm in the process of law
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  • school.
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  • I'm in the process of startin' a
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  • business.
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  • I'm in the process of buildin' a
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  • career.
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  • I'm in the process.
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  • I'm in the process, but don't
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  • count me out, and don't play me
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  • cheap just 'cause I'm in the
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  • process.
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  • Somethin' is gonna happen in my
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  • life."
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  • Can I get a good praise goin' in
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  • - Bishop Jakes: My story is not
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  • your story, but it's gon' be
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  • similar.
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  • My end is not your end, but it's
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  • gon' be similar.
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  • My goal is not your goal, but
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  • the truths are gonna be similar.
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  • I won't end up where you end up,
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  • but what it takes to get there
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  • is still going to be similar.
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  • If I had to suffer, you have to
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  • suffer.
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  • If I have to crawl, you have to
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  • crawl.
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  • If I have to wait, you have to
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  • wait, but I wanna tell you
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  • somethin'.
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  • "Weeping may endure for a night,
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  • Touch somebody and say, "It's
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  • comin', it's comin', it's
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  • comin', it's comin', it's
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  • comin', it's coming.
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  • [music]
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  • - Pastor Cora: I hope you were
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  • blessed by today's message and
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  • learned something that you can
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  • apply to your life.
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  • God doesn't intend to use you or
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  • bless you exactly like the
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  • people you admire, so stop
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  • obsessing about being the next
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  • someone else, and discover the
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  • unique destiny God has in store
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  • for you.
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  • Oh, before I go, I'd like you to
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  • consider connecting with this
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  • ministry by becoming a member of
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  • our Global Partner System.
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  • My dad always says we should
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  • feed what is feeding us.
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  • If this ministry feeds your
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  • soul, don't just eat and run.
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  • Help us by becoming a partner.
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  • To join, simply text the letters
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  • "GPS" and any given amount to
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  • You can also find out about all
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  • the great partner benefits by
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  • Through GPS, we are changing
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  • lives together.
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  • God bless you.
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  • - announcer: This is the day
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  • you step into your destiny.
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  • - Bishop Jakes: If you stop
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  • bein' the Lone Ranger, your
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  • blessing will come suddenly.
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  • - announcer: For your gift to
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  • the ministry of any amount, you
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  • will receive Bishop Jakes'
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  • inspiring teaching, "Destiny
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  • Flocks Together," on CD.
  • 00:26:18.220 --> 00:26:20.090
  • - Bishop Jakes: Are you
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  • carrying weights and crosses
  • 00:26:20.290 --> 00:26:22.260
  • that had nothing to do with you?
  • 00:26:22.260 --> 00:26:24.280
  • Are you being victimized by you?
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  • - announcer: And when your gift
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  • is $65 or more, we will add the
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  • insightful six-message series,
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  • "Destiny Steps" on DVD.
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  • - Bishop Jakes: You're so busy
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  • reachin' out to your future that
  • 00:26:35.010 --> 00:26:37.020
  • you are neglecting what you have
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  • been given right now.
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  • - announcer: However, when your
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  • gift is $110 or more, we will
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  • add the "Be Still" journal and
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  • note pad collection.
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  • - Bishop Jakes: I am a
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  • designer's original, and so are
  • 00:26:47.220 --> 00:26:50.220
  • you.
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  • Celebrate your uniqueness.
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  • - announcer: This can be your
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  • day of destiny.
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  • - Bishop Jakes: Somebody, shout
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  • "destiny."
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  • - announcer: If in Canada,
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  • visit us online or call to order
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  • - announcer: Feel free to reach
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  • out to us on social media and
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  • share your story of how God is
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  • impacting your life.
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  • We look forward to seeing you
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  • next time on "The Potter's
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  • Touch."
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  • The Potter's Touch
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