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May 13, 2020
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We all have expectations. It is never too late to believe God for something special.

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  • ♪♪♪
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  • female announcer: Coming up on,"The Potter's Touch."
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  • Bishop T.D. Jakes: I can tellyou where not to go.
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  • I can tell you where notto stand.
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  • I can tell you what not to try.
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  • I can tell you how you gottaposition yourself to get ready
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  • for what God is about to doin your life.
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  • The moment you give up on whatyou had in mind, God said,
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  • "My plan is betterthan your plan.
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  • And I told you that my thoughtstowards you are not evil,
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  • but are peaceful, that you mighthave an expected end."
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  • ♪ The Potter's TouchThe Potter's Touch ♪
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  • Bishop Jakes: When Naomi gotmarried, she never thought
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  • that there would be a famine.
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  • She expected happily ever after.
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  • She expected everything to fallin place.
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  • She expected white laceand promises.
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  • She expected a picket fence,and a nice house, and a bunch
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  • of kids runningaround the house.
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  • She expected to be romanced.
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  • She expected to be loved.
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  • Isn't it funny that expectation,which is a source of energy,
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  • can also create such frustrationwhen expectations
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  • are not realized?
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  • Hmm, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah,yeah, when expectations are not
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  • realized, and all of a suddenthere is a famine, and she has
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  • to flee her home.
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  • It is the things that you don'tsee coming that break
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  • your heart.
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  • It is the things that you didn'tanticipate that begin
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  • to challenge your faith.
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  • It is the unexpected strugglesthat you encounter that begin
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  • to intimidate the soul.
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  • Nobody told her after you marrythis guy you're gonna have
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  • to move out of your country,and out of your house, and away
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  • from your kin people, thatthere's gonna be a famine
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  • so severe that people are gonnabe dying all around you,
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  • and you're gonna have to makea decision, am I going to stay
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  • here and risk dyingin the famine,
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  • or go somewhere else.
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  • Nobody told her that she'd haveto make hard choices, or tough
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  • decisions, and wonder whethershe was doing the right thing
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  • or not, but they watched Naomipacking up the mules,
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  • and loading up the goats,and getting everything ready.
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  • "Where are you goin?'"
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  • Naomi said, "We're leavingout of here.
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  • We don't know how long thisfamine is going to last."
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  • "Where are you going?"
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  • "We're going to Moab, and we'regonna load up everything, come
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  • on and get on the mule and geton the wagon.
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  • We've got to go.
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  • We've got to get out of here.
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  • I've got something to protectand I can't let my sons die
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  • in the famine.
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  • I can let my husband diein the famine.
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  • I can't let my marriage diein the famine."
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  • She said, "I've gotta move."
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  • Touch your neighbor and say,"Sometimes you gotta move."
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  • You can't go down with the ship.
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  • It might look good, but don't godown with the ship.
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  • Sometimes you gotta load up whatyou got, and protect your
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  • investment, and head outfor someplace else, so that
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  • you can protect what you have.
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  • And she began to protect whatshe had.
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  • Just touch somebody say,"Protect what you got."
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  • Got down in Moab, and gotsettled down in Moab,
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  • and started eating real good,started drinking real good.
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  • The famine was over, but isn'tit funny how the moment you get
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  • victory over one thing, herecomes something else?
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  • Where are my experienced folk?
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  • Make some noise in here.
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  • Before you can shout over onevictory, "I survived the famine.
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  • I made it through the storm.
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  • I've been through the test."
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  • Here comes another attackon your life.
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  • And you solved this over here,and here comes that over there.
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  • Oddly enough, Naomi hadprotected her sons, and her
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  • husband, and her familyagainst the famine,
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  • and the famine didn't kill 'em,but they still died.
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  • They died, and they weren'thungry.
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  • They died, and they weren'tthirsty.
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  • You can solve one problem,but your problem has a twin.
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  • Survived the famine, made itout of that, celebrating
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  • a victory.
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  • We can make a life in Moab,everything's gonna be good,
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  • starting all over again.
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  • It might not be easy, but we'regonna make it, and they started
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  • making it, and she lost a son,and then she lost another son,
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  • and then she lost a husband.
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  • And it was the unrealizedexpectations that eroded
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  • who she was.
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  • Unrealized expectations erodedher name, changed how she saw
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  • herself, ceased to see herselfas Naomi, which means my joy.
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  • Somebody had named her Naomiwhen she was still a baby,
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  • fresh, new, and young.
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  • My joy, here comes my joy.
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  • Come here my joy.
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  • Come here, joy, come here, yeah.
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  • She's coming, she's coming.
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  • But expectations, when they arenot realized,
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  • will change your personality.
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  • She started out being calledNaomi, which means my joy,
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  • but after she lost her son,and lost another son, and lost
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  • her husband, she said don't callme that anymore.
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  • My name should not be calledNaomi.
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  • Don't call me my joy.
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  • There's no joy left in my life.
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  • How come you lost your joy.
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  • I lost my joy not just because Ilost my husband and I lost my
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  • two children, I lost myexpectation.
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  • I want to talk about the slowdeath of wrongful expectations.
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  • The slow death of wrongfulexpectation.
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  • It's a painful thing to giveup on what you planned.
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  • It's painful thing to giveup on what you hoped for.
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  • It is a painful thing to let goof what you anticipated.
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  • It has been said if you wantto make God laugh, tell him what
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  • you got planned.
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  • She told him don't call meNaomi, call me Mara,
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  • which means bitterness.
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  • And she goes through a stateof bitterness,
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  • and the bitterness is broughtabout when, all of a sudden, you
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  • don't trust your own judgment,you don't trust your own wisdom.
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  • And, all of a sudden, you're notso sure of yourself anymore.
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  • It is the slow death of yourexpectations.
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  • It may take you half of yourlife to give up on what you had
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  • in mind.
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  • Did you hear what I said?
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  • It may take you half of yourlife to give up on what you had
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  • in mind, how you definedhappiness, how you defined joy,
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  • how you define peace.
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  • It may take you most of yourlife.
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  • Some people never giveup on trying to make things turn
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  • out the way you want themto turn out.
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  • Fifty years old and stillmanipulating.
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  • Sixty years old and still tryingto control all the variables,
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  • trying to force your today to beyour yesterday.
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  • I just want you to be what youwere.
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  • To ask somebody to be what youwere is to ask them to go back
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  • in a time capsule.
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  • Oh, it got quiet, Lord.
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  • Make it like it was.
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  • Any time your faith turnsbackwards and starts looking
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  • in the rearview mirror, you areusing it for something it was
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  • not designed to do.
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  • You are asking faith to take youbackwards,
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  • and faith has no reverse.
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  • [speaking in tongues]
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  • Did you hear what I said to you?
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  • Faith has no reverse.
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  • It can never take you backwards.
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  • It will always take you forward.
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  • So, here she is, and she's goingforward under duress.
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  • She's stepping forwardunder duress.
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  • I'm goin', but I don't wanna go.
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  • Barely put one foot in frontof another.
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  • She goin' and she don't wannago.
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  • And here come this little galrunning in behind her, saying,
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  • "I'm going with you."
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  • She said, "Go on back home.
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  • Go on back home.
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  • I ain't ready to lead nobody.
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  • I can't hardly lead myself."
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  • She said, "No, no, no, no, asthe Lord liveth, I shall not
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  • leave thee.
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  • Thy God shall be my God.
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  • Thy people shall be my people.
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  • Where thou dwelleth I shalldwell, and where thou diest I
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  • shall die."
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  • Orpah said, "I'm goin' backhome.
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  • I'm going back home."
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  • Ruth said, "I ain't got no hometo go back to."
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  • I don't have no reverse in mylife, I can only go forward,
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  • hallelujah.
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  • Look at your neighbor and say,"Forward."
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  • "Forgetting those things whichare behind and reaching to those
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  • things which are before.
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  • I press toward the markof the prize of the high calling
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  • in Christ Jesus."
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  • I can only go forward, I can'tchange my yesterday.
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  • I can't fix it.
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  • I still don't know whether itwas right or wrong.
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  • I don't know what would'vehappened if I'd have done this
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  • or that, but one thing I doknow, I cannot go back to where
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  • I was, I can only go--my God,who am I preaching to today?
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  • Stomp your foot down,'cause this is time for you
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  • to go forward.
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  • This is time for you to breakout of your jail cell and forget
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  • those things which arebehind you, and step
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  • into the light of your destiny,and go forward.
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  • She had never been, she hadnever been less sure
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  • of her decisions.
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  • She's trying to go forwardover failure.
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  • Forward over success is okay,but forward over failure is
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  • a tedious process, becauseyou're tryin' to go forward,
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  • and trying not to do the samedumb thing I did before.
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  • Everything behind you looksmurky, so you're not even sure
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  • how to make a good decision,'cause everything that you did
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  • before, when you look backat it, you wonder should you
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  • have done it?
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  • And you're trying to go forward.
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  • And they got this little galfollowing her, and here she is
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  • going forward.
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  • And she's going forward, and,all of a sudden, she begins
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  • to understand as she beginsto go forward, as she begins
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  • to take her mind off of herselfand begins to pour her wisdom
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  • into somebody else.
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  • See, you will never get whereGod wants you to be being
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  • focused on you.
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  • Write this downand never forget it.
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  • Selfish people never succeed.
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  • If you forget everything else Iever taught you in all the
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  • 15 years I've been here, selfishpeople never succeed.
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  • Look around you.
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  • Look at the people you know.
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  • Look at how they scheme,and trick, and scheme.
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  • When It's all over, they neversucceed.
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  • As long as you're focusedon yourself,
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  • you will never succeed.
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  • My God, I feel the anointingof the Holy Ghost.
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  • It might look like theysucceeded in the short run,
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  • but in the long run, selfishpeople never succeed.
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  • You know why?
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  • "Be not deceived, God is notmocked.
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  • Whatsoever a man soweth,that shall he also reap."
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  • You might beat me in the shortrun, but in the long run,
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  • you will never succeed.
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  • Touch your neighbor and say,"You got to help somebody other
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  • than you."
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  • You got to pray for somebodyother than you.
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  • You gotta encourage somebodyother than you.
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  • You gotta be there for somebodyother than you.
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  • You got a stand by somebodyother than you.
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  • You gotta fight for somebodyother than you.
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  • You got a do it for somebodyother than you.
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  • Because selfish people neversucceed.
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  • My God, if I don't say anotherword, I've already preached
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  • in this place right now.
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  • Glory to God, somebody give Goda praise right now.
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  • She said I'm through workin'on me.
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  • I'm through trying to make ithappen for me.
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  • I'm going to try to make ithappen for somebody else.
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  • If I never get mine, as long asI see you get yours, I'm going
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  • to get blessed through you.
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  • And the more she forgotabout herself, the more she came
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  • to herself.
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  • The more she forgot about herplans, the more she stepped
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  • into her purpose.
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  • The more she forgot about hermanipulation, the more she
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  • stepped into her destiny.
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  • Shake your neighbor and say,"Forget about you."
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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 shall raisehim 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: "Blessed isshe who believed that the Lord
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  • would fulfill his promisesto her," Luke 1:45.
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  • Bishop Jakes: Okay, now I seeit's not about me.
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  • Look at the slow death, it's notabout me.
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  • I thought it was about me,but it's not about me.
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  • I lost my husband, I lost mysons, I'll have no name
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  • in the earth.
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  • I will have no heritagein the earth.
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  • I'll have no legitimacyin the earth.
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  • Everything that I expected hasfallen apart.
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  • I'm down to my lowest commondenominator, and God said that's
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  • exactly where I want you to be.
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  • When you finally getdown to your last, when you
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  • finally give up on yourself,when you finally come to your
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  • wit's end, God said now I can dosomething in your life.
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  • Slap your neighbor and say, "Getready."
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  • When your plans fail, get readyfor God's plans to step in.
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  • When everything you expected hasfailed, get ready for God
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  • to show up.
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  • As she gives up on herselfand starts trying to help
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  • somebody else, this ol' younggirl, you're too young to be
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  • single, be by yourself.
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  • Come on, let me hook youup with one of my relatives.
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  • Come on over here.
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  • C'mon now, put this on, nowbathe, and put some oil on, put
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  • some oil on.
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  • Put on a little cologne and gosit at the bed, and just cover
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  • yourself with the skirts,and tell him you're gonna cover
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  • yourself as his skirts, and thentell him he a nearer kinsman
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  • than me, and just layat the foot of the bed.
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  • See, she'd been through enoughto know how to position, to know
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  • how to position the young girlfor the blessing.
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  • Look at your neighbor and say,"If you get with me,
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  • I'm gonna Bless you."
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  • Yeah, I've been through enough,I can tell you what not to do.
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  • I can tell you where not to go.
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  • I can tell you where notto stand.
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  • I can tell you what not to try.
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  • I can tell you how you gottaposition yourself to get ready
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  • for what God is about to doin your life.
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  • I can tell you that your eyeshave not seen, your ears have
  • 00:18:41.612 --> 00:18:45.716
  • not heard, neither has enteredinto your heart.
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  • And so, the Bible says that shesucceeded in helping Ruth when
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  • she couldn't even help herself.
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  • Well, the Lord sent me herewith a word for you.
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  • Just when you decided that youweren't gonna get what you
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  • expected to get, just when youdecided that surviving was all
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  • you were going to get, God saidhe's gonna take you
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  • from survivorship to success.
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  • I don't know who I'm preachingto this morning, but the Lord
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  • said you're going to havethe baby and not the labor.
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  • This time, God's gonna give youthe baby without the labor.
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  • I heard him say I'll give youhouses that you didn't build.
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  • I'll give you vineyards that youdidn't grow.
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  • Somebody help me praise him.
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  • Slap three people and say,"Expect the blessing."
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  • Expect it, expect a blessing.
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  • Expect the blessing.
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  • Through every trial,through every test,
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  • through every tribulation,through every storm,
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  • through every crisis, I expecta blessing.
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  • I'm gonna give you 60 secondsto give God a praise
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  • of renewed expectation.
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  • Whoo, Ruth came to Naomiand said, "Mama, I'm expecting."
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  • Naomi says to Ruth, "Gal, I am,too.
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  • But this time, you gonna havethe labor, but I'm going to have
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  • the baby."
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  • I'm wondering if there's anybodyin here that's got enough faith
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  • to believe God for a babywithout labor.
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  • So, when Ruth has her baby,she brings it to Naomi.
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  • She didn't bring it to Mara,she brought it to Naomi.
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  • You can't get it being bitter,you get your joy back, you gonna
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  • see your baby.
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  • And the old woman laid the babyin her lap, and all
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  • the neighbors came to see.
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  • And the weirdest thing, they didnot say God has given Ruth
  • 00:22:34.845 --> 00:22:40.418
  • a baby, they said God has givenNaomi a baby.
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  • Naomi holds an expected endwith an unexpected process.
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  • It didn't come how I thought itwas gonna come.
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  • God didn't use who I thought hewas gonna use.
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  • It didn't come when I thought itwas gonna come.
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  • Seemed like he would have donethis when I was younger,
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  • but he saved the best for last.
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  • So, she took the baby and put itup on her bosom, and became
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  • a nurse.
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  • Some theologians say that shenursed the baby.
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  • That the nursing of the baby isthe prophecy of the restoration
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  • of Israel.
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  • That milk would flow again.
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  • In your old age, that what youcouldn't make happen at one
  • 00:24:13.844 --> 00:24:21.285
  • stage in your life is releasedat another stage in your life.
  • 00:24:21.318 --> 00:24:31.328
  • And now Naomi understandswhat it means to be
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  • an expectant mother.
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  • If things would've turnedout the way she expected them
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  • to, she might've had childrenand grandchildren, but they
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  • would not have been kings.
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  • When they brought Obed and laidhim on Naomi's lap, there's
  • 00:24:57.488 --> 00:25:05.062
  • a little notation that says,"And Obed begot Jesse, and Jesse
  • 00:25:05.095 --> 00:25:12.570
  • begot David," and, allof a sudden, you see why God
  • 00:25:12.603 --> 00:25:17.107
  • didn't let it turn out the wayyou thought it should turn out.
  • 00:25:17.141 --> 00:25:23.047
  • You was tryin' to have a baby,God was trying to have a king.
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  • And the moment you giveup on what you had in mind, God
  • 00:25:28.719 --> 00:25:32.623
  • said my plan is betterthan your plan.
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  • And I told you that my thoughtstowards you are not evil,
  • 00:25:38.829 --> 00:25:43.567
  • but are peaceful, that you mighthave an expected end.
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  • I could've done it sooner,but it took all of these years
  • 00:25:49.940 --> 00:25:54.945
  • to get you to let go of what youhad planned, so that I could
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  • give you what I had planned.
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  • Bishop Jakes: I'm gonna messwith you a little bit.
  • 00:26:04.922 --> 00:26:06.357
  • I'm gonna mess with you a littlebit, because before it's over,
  • 00:26:06.390 --> 00:26:09.593
  • I'm gonna challenge youto shatter your truth.
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  • announcer: God is ready to leadyou away from the familiar
  • 00:26:12.963 --> 00:26:16.133
  • and into a placeof breakthrough.
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  • Bishop Jakes: And until youshatter what you know,
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  • you can't open your mindto the possibility
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  • that all things are possible.
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