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September 9, 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: This is
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  • how we praise the Lord by
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  • doing something with what he
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  • gave us.
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  • I see people every day who have
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  • wonderful talents but they're
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  • poorly packaged, and if you're
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  • not packaged right, you won't
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  • maximize your potential.
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  • Most people package themselves
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  • based on where they were rather
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  • than where they're going, but
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  • you got to package for where
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  • you're going.
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  • Oh, y'all don't hear what I'm
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  • saying.
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  • Oh, touch somebody and say,
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  • "Wrap that thing.
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  • Wrap that thing.
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  • The Potter's Touch
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  • The Potter's Touch
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  • - Cora Jakes-Coleman: Hi,
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  • everyone.
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  • I'm Pastor Cora Jakes-Coleman,
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  • and this is "The Potter's
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  • Touch."
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  • God has given you so many gifts
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  • both spiritually and in the
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  • natural.
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  • But do you know how to make the
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  • most of them?
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  • Our bishop will teach us how to
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  • be productive with God's
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  • blessing so that we can maximize
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  • our impact.
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  • [music]
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  • - Bishop Jakes: The Father
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  • created me with gifts.
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  • The Son gifted me with his life,
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  • blessed me with the gift of
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  • salvation.
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  • The Holy Spirit comes along and
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  • he releases all kinds of
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  • spiritual gifts down inside of
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  • me.
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  • And when I seem to be like
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  • Jesus, that makes me a giver,
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  • not a taker.
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  • You can't be like Jesus and be a
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  • taker.
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  • If you're like Jesus, you're
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  • going to be a--oh, y'all don't
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  • hear what I'm saying?
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  • I'm going to hit on it in a
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  • minute.
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  • Touch somebody and say, "Yeah."
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  • - all: "Yeah."
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  • - Bishop Jakes: Let's talk
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  • about the giver.
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  • "Every good," the Bible says,
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  • "Every good and perfect gift
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  • cometh down from above, from the
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  • Father of lights in whom there
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  • is no variableness, nor shadow
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  • of turning."
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  • "Every good and perfect gift
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  • cometh down from above," so you
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  • don't have to wonder where I
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  • don't know where I got this
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  • from.
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  • God.
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  • "Every good and perfect gift is
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  • from above and coming down from
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  • the Father of light."
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  • Every gift you got down inside
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  • of you.
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  • I'm not talking about the
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  • obvious gifts alone but every
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  • gift you've got.
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  • It's things that you've been
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  • walking past and ignoring.
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  • God planted them down inside of
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  • you.
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  • It cometh down from above, from
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  • the Father of lights, from the
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  • Father--oh, I don't even want to
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  • dissect this Scripture.
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  • If I get in that Scripture, I'm
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  • going to get lost in it.
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  • "From the Father of lights in
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  • whom is no variableness, neither
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  • shadow of turning."
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  • He says, "I don't change.
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  • There's no variableness.
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  • There's no shifting in me.
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  • There's no turning in me.
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  • There's no changing me.
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  • There's no switching me.
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  • I am God, and besides me, there
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  • is no other.
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  • I have no fluctuations, I'm
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  • rigid, I'm strong, I'm tough,
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  • I'm standing.
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  • If I blessed you, I blessed you.
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  • If I curse you, I curse you.
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  • I'm God all by myself.
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  • I don't have to meet with the
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  • committee to do it.
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  • If I have decreed it, it is so.
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  • And my gifts and my callings are
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  • without repentance, meaning I
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  • will not change my mind.
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  • If I told you I called you, I
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  • called you.
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  • If I told you I wanted you, I
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  • wanted you.
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  • If I told you I need you, I need
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  • you.
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  • I know you're used to shaky
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  • people who will love you today
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  • and hate you tomorrow, applaud
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  • you today and crucify you
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  • tomorrow."
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  • He said, "But I'm not like them.
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  • There is no variableness.
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  • There is no shadow.
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  • Not only do I not turn, there's
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  • no shadow.
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  • My shadow doesn't turn.
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  • You can count on me.
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  • Oh, my God.
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  • Glory to God.
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  • Touch your neighbor and tell
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  • them, "God hasn't changed his
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  • Wouldn't it be a tragedy to
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  • To have it and waste it?
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  • To know that he has not changed
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  • his mind but you do every day.
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  • Wouldn't it be terrible for a
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  • stable God to love an unstable
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  • you, and you squander your
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  • gifts?
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  • You'd be shocked at the people
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  • who squander their gifts.
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  • It's one thing to not recognize
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  • them.
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  • It's another thing to recognize
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  • them and underutilize them.
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  • To waste them, to misappropriate
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  • them.
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  • The squandering of a gift is a
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  • terrible thing.
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  • It will always end on a sad
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  • tone.
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  • Remember the prodigal son?
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  • "Father, give me gift, give me
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  • gift, give me the portion of
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  • goods that cometh to me," and
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  • immediately he took the gifts
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  • and went into a far country and
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  • squandered the gift, wasted the
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  • gift, used his gift to entertain
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  • people who had no appreciation
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  • for who he was.
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  • He wasted his gifts.
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  • But before we get angry and
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  • crucify him, I'm wondering if
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  • there isn't some prodigal son in
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  • you.
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  • Did you take what God gave you
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  • and waste it?
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  • Maybe you wasted it for years
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  • and now you're waking up and
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  • think, "Wow, I could have been
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  • so much more than I was, but I
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  • squandered my gift."
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  • I met all kind of inmates who
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  • were gifted.
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  • I've been in the homeless
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  • shelter and ran into people who
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  • could write, and sing, and draw
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  • and build and buy.
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  • Some of them, educated; some of
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  • them, intellectuals; some of
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  • them just with natural giftings.
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  • And I thought, "How in the
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  • world, did somebody like you end
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  • up in a place like there?
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  • They never recognized how to use
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  • They had a millionaire gift in a
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  • They just didn't know what to do
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  • with what they had.
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  • That's what makes this message
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  • important because it's about
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  • what you do with what you have.
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  • Even if all you have is time,
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  • what are you going to do with
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  • what you have?
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  • You must understand, many of us
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  • have squandered the gifts we've
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  • been given.
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  • We've made all kinds of excuses
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  • for it but we've wasted the
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  • gift.
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  • We blame people for it but we've
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  • wasted the gift.
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  • How in the world are you going
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  • to let somebody do something to
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  • you when you was 5, and you 50
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  • and you still suffering?
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  • Excuse me, that's too much power
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  • to give somebody over top of me.
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  • I will arise and go to my
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  • Father's house.
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  • I will get back up out of this.
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  • I will.
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  • Touch your neighbor and say, "I
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  • will."
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  • Yeah, I had some rough
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  • experiences but I'm not going to
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  • let those experiences define my
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  • future.
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  • It was bad enough that it was in
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  • my present and you messed up my
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  • present, now you cannot have
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  • my--get off me.
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  • You--get off me.
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  • Whoo, glory to God.
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  • Somebody shout out, "Get off
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  • me."
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  • - Bishop Jakes: You see,
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  • giftedness has responsibility.
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  • To him whom much is given, much
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  • is required.
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  • To him whom much is gifted, much
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  • is required.
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  • The greater the gift, the
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  • greater the requirement.
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  • You can't enjoy the gift and not
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  • meet the requirement.
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  • I'm going to say that again.
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  • You cannot enjoy the gifts and
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  • not meet the requirement.
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  • Some people want to suck up the
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  • gift and think they have no
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  • responsibility.
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  • The more that's been given to
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  • you, the more that's required of
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  • you.
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  • You were happy on the taking end
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  • but not on the giving end.
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  • That's not going to work.
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  • To him whom much is given, much
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  • is required.
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  • And I want to talk to you about
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  • how you manage your gift, and
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  • how you use your gift, because a
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  • gift has to be managed, even if
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  • the gift is an opportunity.
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  • What are you going to do with
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  • what you've been given?
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  • What are you--what you going to
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  • do with what you've been given?
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  • "I'm going to take the gift."
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  • I got that part but when you
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  • take the gift, understand
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  • whether it's said or not, there
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  • is a reciprocity.
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  • There is always, always, always,
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  • a reciprocity.
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  • You can't just be saying, "My
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  • name is Jimmy and I want you to
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  • give me."
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  • "No, Jimmy.
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  • When I get through, give me,
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  • you got to do something back."
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  • To him whom much is given, much
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  • is required.
  • 00:09:32.120 --> 00:09:35.120
  • So what is required of me for
  • 00:09:35.120 --> 00:09:36.230
  • the giftings I got?
  • 00:09:36.230 --> 00:09:37.280
  • It's certainly not for you to
  • 00:09:37.280 --> 00:09:38.250
  • sit on your hind end, and smile
  • 00:09:38.250 --> 00:09:40.150
  • and look wonderful.
  • 00:09:40.150 --> 00:09:42.240
  • You remember the parable about
  • 00:09:42.240 --> 00:09:43.260
  • the talents, and the Bible says
  • 00:09:43.260 --> 00:09:46.140
  • that the man gave out the
  • 00:09:46.140 --> 00:09:49.120
  • talents to the servants, and he
  • 00:09:49.120 --> 00:09:51.160
  • didn't give out the same amount,
  • 00:09:51.160 --> 00:09:52.150
  • to one he gave five, and to one
  • 00:09:52.150 --> 00:09:54.220
  • he gave two, and the other one
  • 00:09:54.220 --> 00:09:55.290
  • he gave one.
  • 00:09:55.290 --> 00:09:57.010
  • And the Bible said after that he
  • 00:09:57.010 --> 00:09:57.260
  • had done that, he went away.
  • 00:09:57.260 --> 00:09:59.260
  • There it is Matthew 25, "And
  • 00:09:59.260 --> 00:10:02.040
  • unto one he gave five talents,
  • 00:10:02.040 --> 00:10:03.060
  • to another two, and to another
  • 00:10:03.060 --> 00:10:04.060
  • one; and to every man according
  • 00:10:05.000 --> 00:10:08.000
  • to his several ability."
  • 00:10:08.000 --> 00:10:09.240
  • He gives it to you on the basis
  • 00:10:09.240 --> 00:10:12.190
  • of your ability to handle it.
  • 00:10:12.190 --> 00:10:14.190
  • God gives you what you can
  • 00:10:14.190 --> 00:10:15.230
  • handle.
  • 00:10:15.230 --> 00:10:17.070
  • God gives it to you according to
  • 00:10:17.070 --> 00:10:18.090
  • your ability.
  • 00:10:18.090 --> 00:10:19.050
  • And the very fact that he gives
  • 00:10:19.050 --> 00:10:20.100
  • it to you is an indication that
  • 00:10:20.100 --> 00:10:22.100
  • he has assessed your ability.
  • 00:10:22.250 --> 00:10:25.250
  • He wouldn't give it to you if
  • 00:10:25.250 --> 00:10:26.170
  • you couldn't handle it.
  • 00:10:26.170 --> 00:10:28.220
  • So he gives it to them,
  • 00:10:28.220 --> 00:10:29.170
  • "According to his several
  • 00:10:29.170 --> 00:10:30.180
  • ability.
  • 00:10:30.180 --> 00:10:31.070
  • Straightway, he took his
  • 00:10:31.070 --> 00:10:31.230
  • Straightway, he took his
  • 00:10:33.220 --> 00:10:34.140
  • journey.
  • 00:10:34.140 --> 00:10:35.100
  • Then he that had received the
  • 00:10:35.100 --> 00:10:37.010
  • five talents went and traded
  • 00:10:37.010 --> 00:10:38.190
  • with the same, and made them
  • 00:10:38.190 --> 00:10:40.050
  • other five talents."
  • 00:10:40.050 --> 00:10:41.140
  • Look at that mentality.
  • 00:10:41.140 --> 00:10:42.210
  • "I'm going to take it, I'm not
  • 00:10:42.210 --> 00:10:43.280
  • just going to take it and hold
  • 00:10:43.280 --> 00:10:45.060
  • on to it.
  • 00:10:45.060 --> 00:10:46.000
  • I'm going to take it and turn it
  • 00:10:46.000 --> 00:10:47.000
  • into something."
  • 00:10:47.000 --> 00:10:48.290
  • Keep going.
  • 00:10:48.290 --> 00:10:50.030
  • "Then he--and likewise he that
  • 00:10:50.030 --> 00:10:51.170
  • had received two, he also gained
  • 00:10:51.170 --> 00:10:53.270
  • another two."
  • 00:10:53.270 --> 00:10:55.020
  • So even though he didn't have as
  • 00:10:55.020 --> 00:10:56.060
  • much, he was working it on his
  • 00:10:56.060 --> 00:10:57.280
  • level.
  • 00:10:57.280 --> 00:10:58.190
  • You remember?
  • 00:10:58.190 --> 00:10:59.080
  • I was teaching on this not too
  • 00:10:59.080 --> 00:10:59.290
  • long ago.
  • 00:10:59.290 --> 00:11:01.080
  • "But he that had received one,
  • 00:11:01.080 --> 00:11:03.030
  • went and digged in the earth and
  • 00:11:03.030 --> 00:11:05.020
  • hid his Lord's money."
  • 00:11:05.020 --> 00:11:06.280
  • He didn't, he didn't, he didn't
  • 00:11:06.280 --> 00:11:09.140
  • He hid it.
  • 00:11:12.030 --> 00:11:13.210
  • Have you hidden the very thing
  • 00:11:24.040 --> 00:11:27.040
  • that God was going to use to
  • 00:11:27.040 --> 00:11:29.000
  • Sitting on it and saying, "Well,
  • 00:11:34.120 --> 00:11:35.030
  • I didn't get as much as they
  • 00:11:35.030 --> 00:11:36.070
  • got, and I can't sing like so
  • 00:11:36.070 --> 00:11:37.200
  • and so, and I can't type like so
  • 00:11:37.200 --> 00:11:39.120
  • and so, and I can't build like
  • 00:11:39.120 --> 00:11:40.230
  • so and so."
  • 00:11:40.230 --> 00:11:42.020
  • You should be excellent on your
  • 00:11:42.020 --> 00:11:43.110
  • Brother two said, "I might not
  • 00:11:47.270 --> 00:11:48.270
  • can get ten, but I think I can
  • 00:11:48.270 --> 00:11:50.060
  • take this two and get four."
  • 00:11:50.060 --> 00:11:52.220
  • Listen at the mindset.
  • 00:11:52.220 --> 00:11:55.100
  • It wasn't about just taking and
  • 00:11:55.100 --> 00:11:57.030
  • holding.
  • 00:11:57.030 --> 00:11:58.120
  • It was about taking and
  • 00:11:58.120 --> 00:11:59.120
  • increasing.
  • 00:11:59.120 --> 00:12:01.170
  • And then when he increased it,
  • 00:12:01.170 --> 00:12:04.020
  • he turns it back over into the
  • 00:12:04.020 --> 00:12:06.030
  • hands of the one who gave it.
  • 00:12:06.280 --> 00:12:09.280
  • Reciprocity.
  • 00:12:09.280 --> 00:12:11.040
  • "But wait a minute, preacher, if
  • 00:12:11.040 --> 00:12:12.080
  • he had five and he made ten, and
  • 00:12:12.080 --> 00:12:14.090
  • the householder came and he gave
  • 00:12:14.090 --> 00:12:15.240
  • him the whole ten, then what was
  • 00:12:15.240 --> 00:12:17.110
  • the good of doing it?"
  • 00:12:17.110 --> 00:12:18.270
  • If you read the text, it brought
  • 00:12:18.270 --> 00:12:21.060
  • him into another dimension.
  • 00:12:22.200 --> 00:12:25.200
  • "Well done, thou good and
  • 00:12:25.200 --> 00:12:26.190
  • faithful servant.
  • 00:12:26.190 --> 00:12:27.150
  • You've been faithful over a few
  • 00:12:27.150 --> 00:12:28.100
  • things.
  • 00:12:28.100 --> 00:12:29.070
  • Now, I'm going to make you ruler
  • 00:12:29.070 --> 00:12:31.120
  • over many," because you have
  • 00:12:31.120 --> 00:12:33.190
  • proven to be profitable.
  • 00:12:35.190 --> 00:12:38.190
  • Paul says, "Receive Timothy.
  • 00:12:38.190 --> 00:12:40.210
  • He has proven to be profitable
  • 00:12:40.210 --> 00:12:43.010
  • unto me."
  • 00:12:43.150 --> 00:12:46.150
  • People never let go of anything
  • 00:12:46.150 --> 00:12:47.250
  • Are you profitable?
  • 00:12:55.050 --> 00:12:58.050
  • For according to your ability
  • 00:12:58.050 --> 00:12:59.270
  • and the level of giftings, or
  • 00:12:59.270 --> 00:13:01.120
  • were you not even thinking about
  • 00:13:01.120 --> 00:13:02.150
  • profit?
  • 00:13:02.190 --> 00:13:05.190
  • Do you understand that when God
  • 00:13:05.200 --> 00:13:08.200
  • gives you something, you're
  • 00:13:08.200 --> 00:13:10.070
  • supposed to turn it into
  • 00:13:10.070 --> 00:13:11.190
  • something?
  • 00:13:11.190 --> 00:13:14.190
  • You're supposed to do magic with
  • 00:13:14.190 --> 00:13:15.270
  • that stuff.
  • 00:13:15.270 --> 00:13:17.260
  • You're supposed, you're supposed
  • 00:13:17.260 --> 00:13:18.200
  • to not only see it as it is but
  • 00:13:18.200 --> 00:13:21.000
  • see it as it shall be.
  • 00:13:21.000 --> 00:13:23.160
  • He gives your faith something to
  • 00:13:23.160 --> 00:13:25.040
  • work on.
  • 00:13:25.040 --> 00:13:26.190
  • Oh God, this is good to me.
  • 00:13:27.250 --> 00:13:30.250
  • This is good to me.
  • 00:13:30.250 --> 00:13:32.030
  • This is my stuff right here.
  • 00:13:32.030 --> 00:13:34.260
  • This is how you get up without
  • 00:13:34.260 --> 00:13:36.100
  • depending on somebody to help
  • 00:13:36.100 --> 00:13:37.240
  • [music]
  • 00:13:46.090 --> 00:13:49.090
  • - male: You are impacting so
  • 00:13:49.090 --> 00:13:50.060
  • many lives in so many places in
  • 00:13:50.060 --> 00:13:52.060
  • so many--through so many
  • 00:13:52.060 --> 00:13:53.220
  • generations, as well.
  • 00:13:53.220 --> 00:13:54.290
  • You are a blessing, and thanks
  • 00:13:54.290 --> 00:13:56.250
  • for pouring out your heart, and
  • 00:13:56.250 --> 00:13:58.070
  • your mind, and your spirit, and
  • 00:13:58.070 --> 00:13:59.200
  • not holding it all to yourself,
  • 00:13:59.200 --> 00:14:01.070
  • so that others might be blessed
  • 00:14:01.070 --> 00:14:02.160
  • through your ministry.
  • 00:14:02.160 --> 00:14:03.070
  • We love you.
  • 00:14:03.070 --> 00:14:03.230
  • [music]
  • 00:14:08.260 --> 00:14:11.260
  • - Bishop Jakes: If you are not
  • 00:14:11.260 --> 00:14:12.230
  • in the room where changes are
  • 00:14:12.230 --> 00:14:15.030
  • occurring, you are stuck in the
  • 00:14:15.100 --> 00:14:18.100
  • yard where consequences are
  • 00:14:18.100 --> 00:14:20.220
  • [music]
  • 00:14:50.290 --> 00:14:53.290
  • - Bishop Jakes: I want to, I
  • 00:14:53.290 --> 00:14:54.170
  • want to introduce a couple of
  • 00:14:54.170 --> 00:14:55.160
  • guys to you that I think fit
  • 00:14:55.160 --> 00:14:58.110
  • real good into this
  • 00:14:58.110 --> 00:14:59.180
  • space.
  • 00:14:59.180 --> 00:15:01.040
  • One of them's name is Bill
  • 00:15:01.040 --> 00:15:02.270
  • Bowerman, and the other one is
  • 00:15:02.270 --> 00:15:05.140
  • Phil Knight.
  • 00:15:05.140 --> 00:15:07.110
  • Bill Bowerman and Phil Knight
  • 00:15:09.270 --> 00:15:12.270
  • may not be big names to you, not
  • 00:15:13.020 --> 00:15:16.020
  • like George Washington, or
  • 00:15:17.120 --> 00:15:20.120
  • Martin Luther King, or Ella
  • 00:15:20.120 --> 00:15:23.090
  • Fitzgerald, or "Diddy," Tupac.
  • 00:15:30.030 --> 00:15:33.030
  • Because we have a tendency to
  • 00:15:33.030 --> 00:15:35.110
  • celebrate speaking gifts and
  • 00:15:35.110 --> 00:15:37.280
  • singing gifts but not
  • 00:15:37.280 --> 00:15:39.230
  • But Bill Bowerman and Phil
  • 00:15:44.280 --> 00:15:46.170
  • Knight had thinking gifts, and
  • 00:15:49.170 --> 00:15:52.170
  • they may not be famous because
  • 00:15:52.170 --> 00:15:55.110
  • they don't have--I'm trying to
  • 00:15:55.120 --> 00:15:58.120
  • avoid using this term but I'mma
  • 00:15:58.120 --> 00:15:59.250
  • use it 'cause it works for me.
  • 00:15:59.250 --> 00:16:02.100
  • They don't have sexy gifts.
  • 00:16:02.190 --> 00:16:05.190
  • And do you know what I mean by
  • 00:16:05.190 --> 00:16:06.090
  • sexy gifts?
  • 00:16:06.090 --> 00:16:07.150
  • I mean things that are flashy,
  • 00:16:07.150 --> 00:16:09.080
  • and marketable, and transparent,
  • 00:16:09.080 --> 00:16:10.290
  • and opulent, and excessive and
  • 00:16:10.290 --> 00:16:12.250
  • people enjoy gazing at them.
  • 00:16:13.120 --> 00:16:16.120
  • They had thinking gifts.
  • 00:16:17.120 --> 00:16:20.120
  • Phil Knight and Bill Bowerman.
  • 00:16:20.120 --> 00:16:23.040
  • I know it was a gift because
  • 00:16:23.040 --> 00:16:25.290
  • they didn't even have the
  • 00:16:25.290 --> 00:16:27.050
  • academics in the background for
  • 00:16:27.050 --> 00:16:29.190
  • which they pursued.
  • 00:16:29.190 --> 00:16:31.290
  • And there was no data to suggest
  • 00:16:31.290 --> 00:16:34.190
  • that it was possible to do what
  • 00:16:34.190 --> 00:16:36.170
  • they thought.
  • 00:16:36.170 --> 00:16:38.030
  • In other words, their gift was
  • 00:16:38.030 --> 00:16:39.080
  • taking them where no man had
  • 00:16:39.080 --> 00:16:41.110
  • ever gone before.
  • 00:16:41.110 --> 00:16:43.080
  • And it's easy to retrace
  • 00:16:43.080 --> 00:16:45.020
  • somebody else's steps, but when
  • 00:16:45.030 --> 00:16:48.030
  • you have a thinking gift, a
  • 00:16:48.030 --> 00:16:49.280
  • mental gift, a creative gift,
  • 00:16:49.280 --> 00:16:51.200
  • you see the invisible.
  • 00:16:52.060 --> 00:16:55.060
  • You see treasure where other
  • 00:16:55.060 --> 00:16:57.180
  • Bill Bowerman and Phil Knight
  • 00:17:03.130 --> 00:17:05.030
  • had that going.
  • 00:17:05.030 --> 00:17:06.230
  • When they looked at a waffle
  • 00:17:06.230 --> 00:17:08.090
  • A waffle iron, I'm gonna give
  • 00:17:13.160 --> 00:17:16.000
  • you a waffle iron and a tennis
  • 00:17:16.010 --> 00:17:19.010
  • shoe, and I'm going to give you
  • 00:17:19.010 --> 00:17:21.260
  • $500 and take your $500.
  • 00:17:23.100 --> 00:17:26.100
  • And they took a waffle iron, a
  • 00:17:26.100 --> 00:17:27.210
  • tennis shoe and a thousand
  • 00:17:27.210 --> 00:17:29.080
  • The largest sportswear company
  • 00:17:41.230 --> 00:17:44.150
  • in the world started with
  • 00:17:45.150 --> 00:17:48.150
  • somebody who used their thinking
  • 00:17:48.150 --> 00:17:51.020
  • gift, and they saw treasure
  • 00:17:54.020 --> 00:17:57.020
  • where other people see trash.
  • 00:17:57.160 --> 00:18:00.180
  • You know how many people had
  • 00:18:00.180 --> 00:18:01.170
  • been cooking waffles on that
  • 00:18:01.170 --> 00:18:02.190
  • waffle iron?
  • 00:18:02.190 --> 00:18:05.100
  • How many stinky feet had been in
  • 00:18:05.100 --> 00:18:06.270
  • that tennis shoe?
  • 00:18:06.270 --> 00:18:08.210
  • And all they saw was a tennis
  • 00:18:08.210 --> 00:18:09.230
  • shoe and some breakfast?
  • 00:18:09.230 --> 00:18:12.220
  • But Bill Bowerman and Phil
  • 00:18:12.220 --> 00:18:13.220
  • Knight saw a multibillion-dollar
  • 00:18:14.010 --> 00:18:17.010
  • corporation, and they didn't
  • 00:18:17.010 --> 00:18:19.180
  • have no funding and they didn't
  • 00:18:19.180 --> 00:18:20.170
  • have any backing.
  • 00:18:20.170 --> 00:18:21.110
  • They started out with a thousand
  • 00:18:21.110 --> 00:18:22.200
  • dollars.
  • 00:18:22.200 --> 00:18:23.120
  • You give $500 and you give $500.
  • 00:18:23.120 --> 00:18:25.210
  • Are you investing in your gift,
  • 00:18:26.010 --> 00:18:29.010
  • in your dream?
  • 00:18:29.010 --> 00:18:31.220
  • Are you willing to feed what's
  • 00:18:31.220 --> 00:18:32.250
  • feeding you or are you going to
  • 00:18:32.250 --> 00:18:35.120
  • stay on the dimension of
  • 00:18:35.120 --> 00:18:37.000
  • thinking that you've been on all
  • 00:18:37.000 --> 00:18:38.240
  • your life so that you can have
  • 00:18:38.240 --> 00:18:40.280
  • company with your friends?
  • 00:18:42.130 --> 00:18:45.130
  • Do you--oh gosh.
  • 00:18:45.130 --> 00:18:47.210
  • Do you dare to take the risk to
  • 00:18:47.290 --> 00:18:50.290
  • jump out of the box, to cross
  • 00:18:51.080 --> 00:18:54.080
  • the line, to say, "God has given
  • 00:18:54.170 --> 00:18:57.170
  • me a gift, and it might not be a
  • 00:18:57.280 --> 00:19:01.000
  • recording gift, and it might not
  • 00:19:01.000 --> 00:19:02.060
  • be a singing gift and it might
  • 00:19:02.060 --> 00:19:03.100
  • not be a speaking gift, but it's
  • 00:19:03.100 --> 00:19:04.200
  • a gift.
  • 00:19:04.200 --> 00:19:05.180
  • My personality is a gift."
  • 00:19:07.070 --> 00:19:10.070
  • I'm not talking about being rich
  • 00:19:10.070 --> 00:19:10.280
  • or being famous.
  • 00:19:10.280 --> 00:19:11.250
  • I'm talking about maximizing
  • 00:19:11.250 --> 00:19:12.190
  • your life.
  • 00:19:12.190 --> 00:19:14.080
  • I'm not trying to point you to
  • 00:19:14.080 --> 00:19:14.290
  • Hollywood, I'm not trying to
  • 00:19:14.290 --> 00:19:15.270
  • make you be a millionaire.
  • 00:19:15.270 --> 00:19:17.040
  • I'm talking about maximizing
  • 00:19:17.040 --> 00:19:18.020
  • your life.
  • 00:19:18.020 --> 00:19:18.280
  • I'm challenging you who are
  • 00:19:18.280 --> 00:19:20.230
  • You're not through yet.
  • 00:19:29.250 --> 00:19:32.150
  • You're not through yet.
  • 00:19:32.150 --> 00:19:33.080
  • You don't get to say when you
  • 00:19:33.080 --> 00:19:34.150
  • quit.
  • 00:19:34.150 --> 00:19:35.240
  • Every time you wake up in the
  • 00:19:35.240 --> 00:19:37.010
  • morning and suck air, you got to
  • 00:19:37.010 --> 00:19:38.130
  • do something with it.
  • 00:19:38.130 --> 00:19:40.060
  • You got to do something with it.
  • 00:19:40.060 --> 00:19:41.110
  • I don't care if you're 90 or 9
  • 00:19:41.110 --> 00:19:43.150
  • years old, you got to do
  • 00:19:43.150 --> 00:19:45.180
  • something with it.
  • 00:19:47.170 --> 00:19:50.170
  • Forest, how old are you?
  • 00:19:50.170 --> 00:19:51.260
  • - Forest: Eighty-five.
  • 00:19:51.260 --> 00:19:52.190
  • - Bishop Jakes: He's 85 years
  • 00:19:52.190 --> 00:19:54.210
  • old.
  • 00:19:54.210 --> 00:19:55.120
  • Would you stand up for a minute?
  • 00:19:55.120 --> 00:19:56.100
  • - [cheering/applauding]
  • 00:20:02.210 --> 00:20:05.210
  • - Bishop Jakes: He's run
  • 00:20:05.210 --> 00:20:06.090
  • companies, he's run businesses,
  • 00:20:06.090 --> 00:20:07.160
  • he's a lawyer.
  • 00:20:07.160 --> 00:20:08.150
  • Eighty-five years old; he's
  • 00:20:08.150 --> 00:20:09.240
  • still talking in business, and
  • 00:20:09.240 --> 00:20:11.030
  • doing stuff, and doing deals and
  • 00:20:11.030 --> 00:20:12.050
  • staying alive.
  • 00:20:12.050 --> 00:20:13.060
  • If you stop moving, you are
  • 00:20:13.060 --> 00:20:14.210
  • going to die.
  • 00:20:14.210 --> 00:20:15.290
  • Every day you wake up and you
  • 00:20:15.290 --> 00:20:17.260
  • suck in air, you got to keep it
  • 00:20:17.260 --> 00:20:19.210
  • moving, baby, and work your
  • 00:20:19.210 --> 00:20:21.190
  • Touch three people and say,
  • 00:20:28.020 --> 00:20:28.220
  • "Join the team.
  • 00:20:28.220 --> 00:20:29.170
  • Join the team.
  • 00:20:29.170 --> 00:20:30.050
  • Join the team."
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  • The gifted team, Team Gifted.
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  • Join the team, Team Gifted.
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  • Join the team, Team Gifted.
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  • Join the team, Team Gifted.
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  • Join the team, Team Gifted.
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  • Join the team, Team Gifted.
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  • Join the team, Team Gifted.
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  • This is how we praise the Lord,
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  • by doing something with what he
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  • gave us.
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  • I don't care if you dance till
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  • your feet come off.
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  • If you don't do something with
  • 00:20:52.020 --> 00:20:53.050
  • what he gave you, you are not
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  • a praise unto God until you
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  • - Bishop Jakes: Bill Bowerman
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  • and Phil Knight gathered the
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  • gifted and started a
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  • corporation.
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  • The church survives through
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  • gathering the gifted, the
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  • gathering of the gifted.
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  • It's not one musician, it's
  • 00:21:12.110 --> 00:21:13.160
  • several.
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  • It's not one artist, it's
  • 00:21:14.130 --> 00:21:15.080
  • several.
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  • It's not one choir member, it's
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  • several.
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  • You'd be surprised what the
  • 00:21:17.200 --> 00:21:18.270
  • gifted are doing right now that
  • 00:21:18.270 --> 00:21:20.110
  • makes this service go.
  • 00:21:20.110 --> 00:21:22.010
  • There are the IT people making
  • 00:21:22.010 --> 00:21:23.130
  • sure that we're streaming
  • 00:21:23.130 --> 00:21:24.170
  • correctly, that nobody's hacking
  • 00:21:24.170 --> 00:21:26.030
  • our lives or getting through
  • 00:21:26.030 --> 00:21:27.060
  • what we're trying to do.
  • 00:21:27.060 --> 00:21:28.100
  • There are cameramen and
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  • directors, and coordinators.
  • 00:21:29.080 --> 00:21:30.240
  • Who's moving this way, who's
  • 00:21:30.240 --> 00:21:31.250
  • moving that way?
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  • Coordinators: this has got to be
  • 00:21:32.210 --> 00:21:33.140
  • right, this has got to be left.
  • 00:21:33.140 --> 00:21:34.220
  • There's security people moving,
  • 00:21:34.220 --> 00:21:36.040
  • there are medical people moving,
  • 00:21:36.040 --> 00:21:37.170
  • there's somebody in the office
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  • typing, somebody tweeting and
  • 00:21:38.130 --> 00:21:40.120
  • responding to tweets, and on
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  • Facebook doing all kinds of
  • 00:21:41.150 --> 00:21:42.180
  • stuff while I'm doing what I'm
  • 00:21:42.180 --> 00:21:43.210
  • doing.
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  • I didn't get here by myself.
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  • It's the gathering.
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  • Whoo.
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  • Glory to God.
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  • Glory to God.
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  • Somebody setting up for another
  • 00:21:55.130 --> 00:21:56.180
  • meeting that's going to go on
  • 00:21:56.180 --> 00:21:57.180
  • after church.
  • 00:21:57.180 --> 00:21:58.080
  • Somebody's moving chairs,
  • 00:21:58.080 --> 00:21:59.020
  • setting up tables, moving in
  • 00:21:59.020 --> 00:22:00.030
  • files while I'm preaching,
  • 00:22:00.030 --> 00:22:01.130
  • gathering the gifted.
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  • You might not be an
  • 00:22:02.210 --> 00:22:03.150
  • entrepreneur.
  • 00:22:03.150 --> 00:22:04.130
  • You might somebody who helps an
  • 00:22:04.130 --> 00:22:05.170
  • entrepreneur but you need to be
  • 00:22:05.170 --> 00:22:07.040
  • around people where you have
  • 00:22:07.040 --> 00:22:08.070
  • purpose, and meaning, and life
  • 00:22:08.070 --> 00:22:10.090
  • and it's time for you to gather
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  • the gifted rather than hang
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  • Touch somebody and say, "Join
  • 00:22:21.140 --> 00:22:22.020
  • the team."
  • 00:22:22.020 --> 00:22:23.040
  • - all: "Join the team."
  • 00:22:23.040 --> 00:22:24.080
  • - Bishop Jakes: Join the team.
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  • And in order to join the team,
  • 00:22:25.130 --> 00:22:26.110
  • you got to package yourself
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  • right, you got to package
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  • yourself right, 'cause you don't
  • 00:22:28.130 --> 00:22:29.240
  • just throw gifts at people just
  • 00:22:29.240 --> 00:22:31.090
  • any kind of way.
  • 00:22:31.090 --> 00:22:32.150
  • My mother used to do that.
  • 00:22:32.150 --> 00:22:33.270
  • When she got old, she got tired
  • 00:22:33.270 --> 00:22:34.230
  • of wrapping stuff, and she'd
  • 00:22:34.230 --> 00:22:36.050
  • just say, "Here."
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  • And it was nice, it was nice, it
  • 00:22:40.000 --> 00:22:41.150
  • was nice.
  • 00:22:41.150 --> 00:22:42.110
  • My brother and sister are
  • 00:22:42.110 --> 00:22:42.290
  • laughing because they know I'm
  • 00:22:42.290 --> 00:22:43.250
  • right about it.
  • 00:22:43.250 --> 00:22:44.250
  • Everybody else was having their
  • 00:22:44.250 --> 00:22:45.160
  • gift all wrapped up with a bow
  • 00:22:45.160 --> 00:22:46.210
  • on it.
  • 00:22:46.210 --> 00:22:47.150
  • Mama would come here with it in
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  • a bag, and talking about, "I
  • 00:22:48.150 --> 00:22:49.260
  • don't feel like wrapping
  • 00:22:49.260 --> 00:22:50.150
  • nothing.
  • 00:22:50.150 --> 00:22:51.020
  • Here child."
  • 00:22:51.020 --> 00:22:52.270
  • Kind of killed the joy of it,
  • 00:22:52.270 --> 00:22:55.130
  • because in order to fully
  • 00:22:55.130 --> 00:22:56.190
  • appreciate a gift, it has to be
  • 00:22:56.190 --> 00:22:58.160
  • packaged right.
  • 00:22:58.160 --> 00:22:59.270
  • And I'm not questioning are you
  • 00:22:59.270 --> 00:23:01.230
  • gifted, I'm questioning are you
  • 00:23:01.230 --> 00:23:03.280
  • packaged right for where you're
  • 00:23:03.280 --> 00:23:06.070
  • trying to go?
  • 00:23:06.070 --> 00:23:07.110
  • You got to change--Oh, God, let
  • 00:23:07.110 --> 00:23:09.010
  • me quit.
  • 00:23:09.010 --> 00:23:09.210
  • Bishop Jakes: See, see, I'm
  • 00:23:13.000 --> 00:23:13.260
  • teaching on what I have written
  • 00:23:13.260 --> 00:23:15.140
  • about.
  • 00:23:15.140 --> 00:23:16.080
  • And this stuff that's in
  • 00:23:16.080 --> 00:23:17.050
  • instincts, I'm fired up about
  • 00:23:17.050 --> 00:23:18.070
  • it.
  • 00:23:18.070 --> 00:23:18.290
  • I've been holding it for a year.
  • 00:23:18.290 --> 00:23:20.010
  • I got to pull myself back
  • 00:23:20.010 --> 00:23:21.100
  • because I see people every day
  • 00:23:21.100 --> 00:23:22.290
  • who have wonderful talents but
  • 00:23:22.290 --> 00:23:24.170
  • they're poorly packaged.
  • 00:23:24.170 --> 00:23:25.290
  • And if you're not packaged
  • 00:23:25.290 --> 00:23:26.220
  • right, you won't maximize your
  • 00:23:26.220 --> 00:23:28.190
  • potential.
  • 00:23:28.190 --> 00:23:29.160
  • Most people package themselves
  • 00:23:29.160 --> 00:23:31.170
  • based on where they were rather
  • 00:23:31.170 --> 00:23:33.200
  • than where they're going, but
  • 00:23:33.200 --> 00:23:35.030
  • you got to package for where
  • 00:23:35.030 --> 00:23:36.160
  • you're going.
  • 00:23:36.160 --> 00:23:37.170
  • Oh, y'all don't hear what I'm
  • 00:23:37.170 --> 00:23:38.100
  • saying.
  • 00:23:38.100 --> 00:23:39.030
  • Oh, touch somebody and say,
  • 00:23:39.030 --> 00:23:41.030
  • "Wrap that thing.
  • 00:23:41.030 --> 00:23:42.020
  • Wrap that thing.
  • 00:23:42.020 --> 00:23:42.290
  • Because when you are wrapped
  • 00:23:47.150 --> 00:23:48.200
  • right, you're not afraid to sit
  • 00:23:48.200 --> 00:23:50.230
  • amongst other gifted people.
  • 00:23:50.230 --> 00:23:52.250
  • You are prepared for the
  • 00:23:52.250 --> 00:23:53.260
  • occasion and ready to step in
  • 00:23:53.260 --> 00:23:55.150
  • the moment.
  • 00:23:55.150 --> 00:23:56.160
  • The only time you don't feel
  • 00:23:56.160 --> 00:23:57.170
  • good about yourself is when
  • 00:23:57.170 --> 00:23:59.110
  • other people are packaged and
  • 00:23:59.110 --> 00:24:00.250
  • you are not.
  • 00:24:00.250 --> 00:24:01.280
  • Did you ever notice that mama
  • 00:24:01.280 --> 00:24:03.080
  • never put her presents up under
  • 00:24:03.080 --> 00:24:04.150
  • the tree?
  • 00:24:04.150 --> 00:24:05.210
  • It wasn't because the presents
  • 00:24:05.210 --> 00:24:06.200
  • weren't good.
  • 00:24:06.200 --> 00:24:07.220
  • It's because they weren't
  • 00:24:07.220 --> 00:24:08.200
  • packaged.
  • 00:24:08.200 --> 00:24:09.210
  • When a present is packaged
  • 00:24:09.210 --> 00:24:10.150
  • right, it could be displayed
  • 00:24:10.150 --> 00:24:12.130
  • amongst other gifts that are
  • 00:24:12.130 --> 00:24:13.220
  • packaged right, and it can take
  • 00:24:13.220 --> 00:24:15.070
  • its seat and shine.
  • 00:24:15.170 --> 00:24:18.170
  • Oscar didn't have to be
  • 00:24:18.170 --> 00:24:19.120
  • intimidated by me.
  • 00:24:19.120 --> 00:24:20.240
  • He could worship like he
  • 00:24:20.240 --> 00:24:21.270
  • worships.
  • 00:24:21.270 --> 00:24:22.250
  • Jamar can play like he plays.
  • 00:24:22.250 --> 00:24:24.220
  • All the drummers could be like
  • 00:24:24.220 --> 00:24:26.050
  • they be because all of 'em know
  • 00:24:26.050 --> 00:24:27.190
  • who they are.
  • 00:24:27.190 --> 00:24:28.210
  • And when you're packaged right,
  • 00:24:28.210 --> 00:24:30.080
  • you can sit amongst the gifted
  • 00:24:30.080 --> 00:24:32.000
  • and we could, "All things can
  • 00:24:32.000 --> 00:24:33.150
  • work together for the good of
  • 00:24:33.150 --> 00:24:35.110
  • them that love the Lord, who are
  • 00:24:35.110 --> 00:24:37.130
  • the called according to his
  • 00:24:37.130 --> 00:24:39.010
  • purpose."
  • 00:24:39.010 --> 00:24:39.270
  • My God, I feel the power of the
  • 00:24:39.270 --> 00:24:42.070
  • Holy Ghost in this place.
  • 00:24:42.070 --> 00:24:44.110
  • This is your time.
  • 00:24:44.110 --> 00:24:46.120
  • This is your season.
  • 00:24:46.120 --> 00:24:48.120
  • This is your moment.
  • 00:24:48.120 --> 00:24:50.170
  • This is your second.
  • 00:24:50.170 --> 00:24:52.070
  • Jump on your feet and holla,
  • 00:24:52.070 --> 00:24:53.150
  • I'm gifted.
  • 00:25:01.130 --> 00:25:03.020
  • I'm not going to hide it
  • 00:25:03.020 --> 00:25:03.260
  • anymore.
  • 00:25:03.260 --> 00:25:04.290
  • I'm not going to walk it down
  • 00:25:04.290 --> 00:25:06.070
  • anymore.
  • 00:25:06.070 --> 00:25:07.040
  • I'm not going to bury it
  • 00:25:07.040 --> 00:25:07.280
  • anymore.
  • 00:25:07.280 --> 00:25:09.000
  • I'm going to package what God
  • 00:25:09.000 --> 00:25:10.210
  • gave me.
  • 00:25:10.210 --> 00:25:11.280
  • This is my season.
  • 00:25:11.280 --> 00:25:14.130
  • For the next five minutes, I
  • 00:25:14.130 --> 00:25:15.270
  • want every gifted thing in this
  • 00:25:15.270 --> 00:25:17.190
  • [music]
  • 00:25:30.150 --> 00:25:33.150
  • - Cora: I know you are excited
  • 00:25:33.150 --> 00:25:35.020
  • to be a part of Team Gifted.
  • 00:25:35.020 --> 00:25:37.160
  • We are people who are allowing
  • 00:25:37.160 --> 00:25:39.060
  • God to use all that he has
  • 00:25:39.060 --> 00:25:40.240
  • placed in us for his glory.
  • 00:25:40.240 --> 00:25:42.140
  • Don't miss the gathering of the
  • 00:25:42.140 --> 00:25:44.170
  • gifted this fall, on the Faith
  • 00:25:44.170 --> 00:25:46.150
  • and Family Cruise.
  • 00:25:46.150 --> 00:25:48.100
  • There will be good food, music,
  • 00:25:48.100 --> 00:25:50.180
  • and of course, the opportunity
  • 00:25:50.180 --> 00:25:52.190
  • to fellowship with like-minded
  • 00:25:52.190 --> 00:25:54.190
  • believers.
  • 00:25:54.190 --> 00:25:55.150
  • It's happening November 9th
  • 00:25:55.150 --> 00:25:57.030
  • through the 16th.
  • 00:25:57.030 --> 00:25:58.080
  • Go to inspirationcruises.com for
  • 00:25:58.080 --> 00:26:01.080
  • - Bishop Jakes: A pacemaker's
  • 00:26:04.060 --> 00:26:05.000
  • design is to take a heart that's
  • 00:26:05.000 --> 00:26:06.190
  • not in rhythm, and get it back
  • 00:26:06.190 --> 00:26:08.100
  • in rhythm again.
  • 00:26:08.100 --> 00:26:09.220
  • - female announcer: Get your
  • 00:26:09.220 --> 00:26:10.100
  • life back in rhythm today with
  • 00:26:10.100 --> 00:26:11.220
  • Bishop Jakes' new "Pacemaker"
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  • series.
  • 00:26:13.080 --> 00:26:14.050
  • - Bishop Jakes: If you are
  • 00:26:14.050 --> 00:26:15.000
  • after God's heart, he will
  • 00:26:15.000 --> 00:26:16.180
  • promote you.
  • 00:26:16.180 --> 00:26:17.240
  • - female announcer: For any
  • 00:26:17.240 --> 00:26:18.160
  • gift to the ministry, you will
  • 00:26:18.160 --> 00:26:19.090
  • receive "Bridges To Destiny" on
  • 00:26:19.090 --> 00:26:20.250
  • CD and Romans 8:28 art print.
  • 00:26:20.250 --> 00:26:23.170
  • - Bishop Jakes: You got to see
  • 00:26:23.170 --> 00:26:24.130
  • the hardship and understand that
  • 00:26:24.130 --> 00:26:27.080
  • the devil wouldn't be fighting
  • 00:26:27.080 --> 00:26:29.040
  • me if God wasn't about to bless
  • 00:26:29.040 --> 00:26:31.220
  • me.
  • 00:26:31.220 --> 00:26:32.210
  • - female announcer: When your
  • 00:26:32.210 --> 00:26:33.100
  • gift is $90 or more, we will add
  • 00:26:33.100 --> 00:26:34.230
  • the "Pacemaker" series on CD and
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  • DVD.
  • 00:26:36.150 --> 00:26:37.180
  • - Bishop Jakes: Whenever you
  • 00:26:37.180 --> 00:26:38.060
  • play on the high-sounding
  • 00:26:38.060 --> 00:26:39.260
  • cymbals, you're giving praise to
  • 00:26:39.260 --> 00:26:42.070
  • God.
  • 00:26:42.070 --> 00:26:44.020
  • - male: It was just an amazing
  • 00:26:44.020 --> 00:26:45.040
  • time and I thank God for his
  • 00:26:45.040 --> 00:26:47.010
  • glory.
  • 00:26:47.010 --> 00:26:47.280
  • - Bishop Jakes: God understands
  • 00:26:47.280 --> 00:26:48.260
  • what you're trying to tell him.
  • 00:26:48.260 --> 00:26:50.240
  • - female announcer: For your
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  • gift of $140 or more, we'll add
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  • the "Praying the Psalms" book
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  • and the Hope and Peach mug set.
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  • If in Canada, products are only
  • 00:26:56.290 --> 00:26:58.030
  • available in mp3 and mp4
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  • - announcer: Feel free to reach
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  • out to us on social media and
  • 00:27:04.210 --> 00:27:06.080
  • share your story of how God is
  • 00:27:06.080 --> 00:27:07.190
  • impacting your life.
  • 00:27:07.190 --> 00:27:08.270
  • We look forward to seeing you
  • 00:27:08.270 --> 00:27:10.090
  • next time on "The Potter's
  • 00:27:10.090 --> 00:27:11.090
  • Touch."
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  • The Potter's Touch
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