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Don’t Burn the Baby

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May 12, 2020
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God wants you to come out of shame and depression. This is your day of liberation.

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  • ♪♪♪
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  • female announcer: Coming up on,"The Potter's Touch."
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  • T.D. Jakes: I want to breakthe spirit of victimhood that
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  • exists amongst our people, thatyou are always a victim.
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  • What I want you to get is thatyou have the power to reframe
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  • your entire story.
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  • ♪ The Potter's TouchThe Potter's Touch ♪
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  • T.D. Jakes: Now Judah isin a predicament because
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  • two of his sons are dead.
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  • Now when you read about it,that's not painful but if you
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  • experience it, that hurts.
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  • Two of my sons are dead, foolingwith this woman,
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  • and now he decides.
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  • He says, You can come and staywith me and be a widow until my
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  • last son grows up and should hegrow up, then I'll offer him
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  • to you and maybe we can dosomething then when my last son
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  • grows up.
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  • Tamar waited and she waitedfor Judah to keep his word,
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  • and his third son grew up,and Judah still didn't offer him
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  • to her, and suddenly sherealized, he had tricked her.
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  • Now he tricked her with goodreason, he tricked her with good
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  • reason because he was afraid, hewas scared of losing another
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  • son, he didn't want that painto happen again.
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  • And like most people whose hearthas been broken, we avoid
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  • anything that might put usin that position
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  • of vulnerability again.
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  • The only problem is in closingout the pain, we also close
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  • out the power.
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  • We're tryin' to closeout the burden but we inevitably
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  • close out the blessing.
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  • In fact that's why the enemyallows us to go through failure,
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  • so we'll shut down our womb,close our possibilities, live
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  • in a vacuum, isolate ourselvesto protect ourselves, so that
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  • nothing gets out but nothinggets in.
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  • So we live our lives goin'through the motions, we're
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  • having fun but there's noimpact.
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  • Because we can't afford to riskbeing hurt again we don't open
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  • up our hearts to love againbecause the last time we loved,
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  • something went wrong and itdied.
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  • Tamar is stuck in the housewith Judah and Judah is living
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  • with his daughter-in-law who isnow a widow, and his wife is
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  • alive for a while, but then hiswife died, his son was grown,
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  • his wife was dead, and allof a sudden Tamar said, hmm, I'm
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  • gonna have to do somethingbecause if I don't do something,
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  • nothing is gonna happen; thatone decision changes everything.
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  • This is the statement that wecannot get out in the world
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  • today, that if you don't dosomething,
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  • nothing is gonna happen.
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  • You say you're waitingon the Lord, I hate to inform
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  • you that the Lord is waitingon you.
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  • In fact, help me preach it,touch your neighbor and say, if
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  • you don't do something, nothingis gonna happen.
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  • You're gonna die in Judah'shouse, you're going to die
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  • dressed in black, you're gonnadie with black veils over your
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  • face, you're going to die.
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  • The rest of your life is goingto be held up over your past,
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  • your destiny is going to diebecause your history is gonna
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  • kill it.
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  • Your history is an assassinlooking for an opportunity
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  • to kill your destiny.
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  • If you don't do something,nothing is gonna happen.
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  • If you don't do something,if you don't do something,
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  • nothing is gonna happen.
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  • Look at somebody and say,do something.
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  • So you gotta do something,you gotta do something,
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  • you gotta do something.
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  • So the woman decided, "I gottado something," so she took
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  • off her black veil and tookoff her black dress, and put
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  • on another costume that mighthave been a little bit more
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  • suggestive and went and saton the side of the road
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  • where he was going.
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  • Somebody waiting on you, whenthey see where you're going
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  • and they get ahead of youand sit on the road, their
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  • waiting on you, and she waited.
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  • Ooh, y'all are quiet thismorning, y'all, I have never
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  • seen y'all this quiet, y'all arelistening to this message.
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  • I feel like Agatha Christieor somebody telling
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  • some of it here.
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  • And as she sat there, he thoughtthat she was a prostitute,
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  • and yeah, that's what happenedand so they are bartering
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  • because he doesn't really havewhat is normally given.
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  • It should've been adequateto give a goat, since we are
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  • in a bartering society cash isnot an option, a goat would have
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  • been sufficient, but the goatwasn't' there 'cause he wasn't
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  • planning to run into her.
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  • Don't laugh, you look guilty,look a little bit turned off,
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  • look a little bit violatedby this,
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  • and we won't suspect you.
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  • But he came and he gave her, hesaid, "I tell you, what's it
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  • gonna take to do this deal?"
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  • And she said, "Well, if you giveme your signet, you know if you
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  • give me a signet and you give methe things you got, I'll take
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  • them and hold them in proxyuntil you bring back the goat."
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  • Now there is no mistaking mesaying that, as long as
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  • the scepter remains in Judah,a law-giver will not depart
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  • from him until Shiloh comes.
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  • She has taken his stuff and hedidn't mind her having it
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  • for a minute 'cause he thoughthe wouldn't get it back, but he
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  • is in a setup, because he sleptwith the woman and left,
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  • and when he got ready to comeback with his goat, he sent his
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  • friend back with the goatand the woman was gone.
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  • Meanwhile, three months haspassed and Tamar is starting
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  • to show, and she is dealingwith the shame of being single
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  • and pregnant, and they cometo Judah and they say, you know,
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  • your supposedly grievingdaughter-in-law, she ain't as
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  • sad as she act like she is.
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  • She has moments of lucidity thatallow her to experience
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  • something, she had some kindajoy 'cause she running
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  • around here, her ankles areswoll, she got a mask on her
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  • face and she throwing up everymorning, somethings up with her.
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  • And Judah got mad like we alwaysdo when we see other folks this
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  • weakness, we become righteouswhen you're wrong, it's always
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  • easier to be righteous whenyou're wrong than it is to be
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  • righteous when I'm wrong,and that they looked at her
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  • and they said, burn her,burn her to death.
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  • They knew she was pregnant, theysay burn her to death, so he has
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  • no regard for Tamar, and he hasno regard for the baby;
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  • he's gonna burn herand the baby.
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  • When you burn the baby, you burnthe future, when you burn
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  • the baby, you burn the future,you burn a blank check
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  • of possibilities, you burn whatcould have been, what would have
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  • been, what should've been.
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  • You burn it all in one flashand one flicker and burning is
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  • such a vehement way to die, it'ssuch an acrimonious decision,
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  • it's such an angry decision.
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  • Who wants to burn a woman,a young woman,
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  • to watch her burn?
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  • Put it in your mind,smell her flesh, sense it.
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  • This is a strong statement, hedoesn't say put her away, he
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  • doesn't say send her out, hedoesn't say send her off, he
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  • doesn't say I'm ashamed of her,he says, burn her to death
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  • and her baby.
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  • And they came to get herand drag her out, and when they
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  • came to drag her out she said,just a minute,
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  • let me get my pocketbook.
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  • She said, something I wantto show you, I knew that this
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  • was gonna come, so I kept this,I got a couple of things I want
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  • to show them.
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  • The man that got me pregnant, hegave me these little artifacts,
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  • I thought you should see thembefore you get these matches
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  • out, I think you oughta lookat them for a minute.
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  • And when they brought thembefore Judah, to his credit,
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  • he immediately owned up to it,these were his.
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  • And, Y'all didn't know the Biblehad this kind of drama in it,
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  • huh?
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  • It's got all kinds of drama,we'll put HBO to shame,
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  • stay right in the Scriptures.
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  • And all of a sudden Judah isin this predicament where
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  • suddenly he recognizes the childis his, it just so happens it's
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  • two of 'em, she's pregnantwith twins and they're his.
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  • She's pregnantwith what he lost.
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  • God is trying to restore to him
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  • the two sonsthat he lost.
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  • Sometimes God will use strangesituations to restore to you,
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  • and had he burned the baby, hewould have burned the answer
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  • to his prayers because God wastrying to give him back
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  • his two sons.
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  • Isn't it funny how God will finda way to give ya back stuff,
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  • and sometimes the way he givesit back to you is
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  • so unconventional that you don'trecognize it to be God, because
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  • God has a way of giving it backto you in the most unlikely way.
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  • It don't even comethrough the person you thought
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  • it was gonna come through,but when God gets ready
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  • to bless you, he'll turn yourmistake into a miracle.
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  • He'll turn your testinto a testimony.
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  • Oh, I wish I had a witnessin here,
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  • I mean some real Christians.
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  • Bishop Jakes: It's time to getthe anointing oil out.
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  • Most of you believers, you don'teven have no consecrated oil.
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  • You don't even knowwhat I'm talkin' about.
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  • But the Bible says, "Is any sickamong you?
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  • Let him call for the eldersof the church, anointing them
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  • with oil, and the prayerof faith shall save the sick,
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  • and the Lord shallraise him up."
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  • We gotta get our oil out.
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  • Start walking through yourhouse, anointing your house,
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  • and pleading the blood,and let your living room
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  • be your sanctuary.
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  • I wanna see anointing cominginto your house.
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  • I want to see the power of Godcovering you.
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  • I wanna see you anointingyourself with oil, while you're
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  • washing your hands, and doingall that other stuff, taking
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  • your vitamins, and got on yourmask, and got on your gloves,
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  • I want you to put some oil onyour head and plead the blood
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  • over yourself andover your children.
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  • Anoint 'em with oil.
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  • female announcer: Just as youprotect her body practically,
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  • you must also arm yourselfspiritually with the weapons
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  • you need to dospiritual warfare.
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  • We want God's covering over youand your family.
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  • As a special gift to you,we want to send you
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  • a bottle of consecrated oilduring Pentecost.
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  • It's time to anoint yourselfand your home.
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  • The Bishop is partneringwith you as he is praying
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  • for God's covering over youand yours today.
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • female announcer: "God iswithin her, she will not fall."
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  • Psalm 46:5.
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  • T.D. Jakes: My final point, theywere getting ready to burn her
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  • and her baby, but when sheshowed him his signet and his
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  • scepter, she made him kinto the baby.
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  • Now in the Bible there'sa phrase called kinsmen
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  • redeemer, you can only redeemedwhat your kin to.
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  • That's wisdom you should keepfor other things other than
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  • theology, you can only redeemedwhat you're kin to, you can only
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  • help people that your'e a kinto, and 'til you are kin to it,
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  • you cannot redeem it.
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  • Remove yourself from it and youare powerless to change it.
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  • You have to get in there with itand be related to it.
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  • That's why not everybody can bea great minister, you don't need
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  • a title to be a ministerincidentally, but not everyone
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  • can be a great minister becausethey're not willing to be kin
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  • to the baby.
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  • They're not willing to risktheir reputation on being
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  • related, they're not willingto do a selfie with nobody
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  • that...
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  • they don't want to goout and eat but with a certain
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  • class of people 'cause you don'twant to be kin to it.
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  • I wish you well, I hope you dogood, I want you to, you keep it
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  • to yourself, because you cannotredeem what you are not kin to.
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  • She through that stuffdown at him and said,
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  • "Burn me now."
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  • Burn me now, burn me now.
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  • When you burn me, you burn you.
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  • When you burn me, you burn whatyou were praying for.
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  • When you burn me,you burn your future.
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  • When you burn me,you burn what you lost.
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  • I'm carrying your future, itwould be in your best interest
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  • to keep me alive.
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  • Anything that carries yourfuture, you better hold
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  • on to it.
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  • Any thing, I don't know thatyou're hearing me.
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  • Anything that carries yourfuture, anything that feeds
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  • your future, anything thatspeaks to your destiny, anything
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  • that enhances your life,it is in your best interest
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  • to keep it going.
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  • So Judah said, I change my mind,it really wasn't that big
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  • a deal, she can stayat the house.
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  • And this is my final point,she reframed her story.
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  • This is the most important pointof the entire text,
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  • she refrained her whole story.
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  • They're dragging her out to burnher alive with her baby
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  • and she threw down her evidence.
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  • Oh wait, "Faith is the substanceof things hoped for,
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  • it is the evidence."
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  • Faith could be my signet, thateven when you're dragging me, as
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  • long as I don't believe it, evenwhen you're cursing me, as long
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  • as I don't believe it, even whenyou're workin' roots on me, as
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  • long as I don't believe it, eventhough you're trying to bring me
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  • down, as long as I don't believeit, even when you sitting
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  • around in the barber shop sayingI'll never be nothin' as long as
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  • I don't believe it, even whenyou're on the phone with your
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  • so-called prayer partnerstalkin' about me, as long as I
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  • don't believe it, I can reframe.
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  • Yeah, baby, I promised himI would,
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  • and for 43 yearsI have not failed.
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  • This is what I want you to getand I'm done.
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  • It's so simple and so hard,it's simple
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  • and simple things are hard.
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  • What I want you to get is thatyou have the power to reframe
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  • your entire story.
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  • Do you hear me?
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  • You have the power to reframeyour entire story.
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  • You don't like staying there,don't stay there; you want to go
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  • back to school, go backto school; you want to open
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  • up a business, open up yourbusiness.
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  • It doesn't matter whether it winor lose, if you want to go see,
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  • go see.
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  • You have the power to reframeyour life, I want to break
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  • the spirit of victimhood thatexists amongst our people,
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  • that you are always a victim.
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  • Now I'm gonna wax racialfor a minute, something
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  • I seldom do, but I'm goingto wax racial for a minute.
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  • This is not to say that it can'thappen to white or brown people,
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  • but it definitely happensamongst black people.
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  • When you came here a victim,your parents couldn't teach you
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  • victory in a slave hut,they could only teach you
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  • how to survive as a victim.
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  • And so, survival becameyour success.
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  • As long as you came herea victim, all you can pass
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  • down was victimhood, until yourun into somebody
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  • in the genealogical line whosays, "Wait a minute, I'm better
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  • than this, I'm not takin' itanymore, 'He whom the son
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  • has set free is free indeed.'"
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  • That's why I love to bearound victors,
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  • I want to hear how you think,I want to hear what you read,
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  • I want to hear what'son your mind, I want to know
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  • what's right with youand what's wrong with you.
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  • I want to know what's rightwith you so I can emulate you,
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  • I want to know what's wrongwith you so that it doesn't
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  • exempt me from being qualified.
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  • I need to know that God blessesbroken people, I need to know
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  • that God will bless somebody whomade a mistake, I need to know
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  • that God will still use yain the second half of your life.
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  • I'm getting ready to reframemy entire life.
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  • I'm gettin' ready to reframemy entire life.
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  • I was on my way to getting old,I was on my way to getting old
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  • 'cause I was supposed to, I hadgrandkids and I figured that's
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  • what you're supposed to do.
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  • They started calling me oldstuff like Paw Paw and all
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  • of that, and so I start playingthe role, I played the role
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  • for a while, I thought I don'tlike it.
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  • I know, it's gonna catch mebut it's gonna have to catch me.
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  • It's going to have to catch me,I'm not gonna lay dead and be
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  • old 'cause you say I'm old.
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  • I'm not gonna act old, I'm notgonna dress old, I'm not gonna
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  • feel old.
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  • If you get me, you got me,but until you get me, I shall
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  • not die but live and declarethe works of the Lord, I want
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  • some radical people to make somenoise in this house.
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  • I want some radical people.
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  • Stop being old because you'resupposed to, stop acting old
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  • 'cause they say you're old, stopstaying in your place.
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  • I want to talk to some sistersthat are ready to break
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  • out of your place, make somenoise in this house.
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  • I want to talk to some womenthat are gonna shatter some
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  • glass ceilings and go whereyou've never gone before and do
  • 00:24:28.183 --> 00:24:31.553
  • what you've never done before.
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  • I'm tired of people telling mewhat I'm not supposed to have,
  • 00:24:32.954 --> 00:24:38.793
  • the devil is a lie, the Biblesays, I am the head an not
  • 00:24:38.827 --> 00:24:45.867
  • the tail, I am above and notbeneath.
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  • The Bible says says whatevermy feet trod on,
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  • God said I will give it to you.
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  • Somebody help me praise him,anybody help me praise him,
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  • everybody help me praise him.
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  • T.D. Jakes: Don't get old 'causeyou're supposed to, don't get
  • 00:25:09.257 --> 00:25:13.228
  • dumb 'cause you're supposed to,don't go backwards because
  • 00:25:13.261 --> 00:25:16.765
  • you're supposed to, don't bebroke so people will like you,
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  • don't dumb down your dreamsso you'll fit in a clique
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  • and a club.
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  • Don't burn the baby, don't burnthe baby, I can't help
  • 00:25:24.706 --> 00:25:28.009
  • what you've been through,but don't burn the baby.
  • 00:25:28.043 --> 00:25:31.146
  • Squeeze that hand, the personyou're touching his pregnant.
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  • I don't care if it's a manor not, the person you're
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  • touching is pregnant.
  • 00:25:40.822 --> 00:25:42.824
  • You got unborn dreams and unbornvisions and unborn goals,
  • 00:25:46.661 --> 00:25:56.638
  • don't let temporaryfrustrations, past incidents,
  • 00:25:56.671 --> 00:26:02.978
  • things that don't mattermake you burn your baby.
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  • Bishop Jakes: I'm gonna messwith you a little bit.
  • 00:26:08.183 --> 00:26:09.618
  • I'm gonna mess with you a littlebit, because before it's over,
  • 00:26:09.651 --> 00:26:12.854
  • I'm gonna challenge youto shatter your truth.
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  • announcer: God is ready to leadyou away from the familiar
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  • and into a placeof breakthrough.
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  • Request Bishop Jakes's "ShatterYour Truth" CD for your gift
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  • of any amount.
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  • Bishop Jakes: And until youshatter what you know,
  • 00:26:28.136 --> 00:26:29.938
  • you can't open your mindto the possibility
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  • that all things are possible.
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  • announcer: Experiencea life-changing conference
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  • International Pastorsand Leadership Conference."
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  • A collection of six messageson CD from Bishop Jakes
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  • and special guest speakerswith your gift of $75 or more.
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  • Bishop Jakes: God is gettingready to change the game
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  • for somebody in this room.
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  • announcer: Shatter whatyou know, and experience
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  • the miraculous.
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  • on social media and shareyour story of
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  • on "The Potter's Touch."
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