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May 28, 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:
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  • All of a sudden it becomes
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  • valuable because
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  • you're about to lose it.
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  • Life becomes valuable to people
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  • that are dying.
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  • All of a sudden they enjoy
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  • sunsets, and they start talking
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  • about, "It's raining,
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  • but it's beautiful in the rain,"
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  • because suddenly their life
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  • has been short.
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  • A marriage becomes more
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  • important when somebody is about
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  • to leave you, and you begin to
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  • say, "You know what?
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  • This marriage wasn't so bad.
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  • I wish I'd have kept this thing
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  • together."
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  • A job becomes more important
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  • when it's gone.
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  • We have a tendency to take the
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  • blessings of God for granted.
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  • [music]
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  • The potter's touch.
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  • - Bishop Jakes: Anyway, David
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  • finds himself, and he doesn't
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  • know how to stop himself.
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  • He doesn't know how to control
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  • the kid in him.
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  • He doesn't know how to be
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  • mature, because mature is not to
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  • negate either extremes but to be
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  • balanced between two polarities,
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  • not letting the king or the kid
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  • control or consume either side
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  • of your identities.
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  • A balance.
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  • That's maturity.
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  • It's balance, but in the process
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  • of balancing yourself, sometimes
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  • balancing you go too far to one
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  • extreme or the other, and this
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  • was one of those times.
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  • And maybe you don't know what
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  • I'm talking about, but keep
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  • living, because somewhere in the
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  • process of getting through life
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  • you will tip too far to one side
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  • or the other and now we got a
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  • situation.
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  • That's what the old folk call
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  • it, a siti-ay-shon.
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  • Has anybody ever had a
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  • situation?
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  • King David was--he had a
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  • situation, and he slept with her
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  • a lot,
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  • [laughing]
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  • for quite a while, and her
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  • husband was--she was married,
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  • you know?
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  • And the good pastor--I mean, the
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  • good brother, he--people don't
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  • like it when you're preaching
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  • truth, you know?
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  • But this is in the Bible.
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  • This is in your Bible.
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  • It's in my Bible and now they
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  • got this situation.
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  • I like that word.
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  • I'm gonna keep that, situation
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  • going, and it's a situation.
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  • And then, she come to him, and
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  • she came to him with that look
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  • that the sisters give that
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  • says--you know, she says, "I'm
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  • late."
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  • She didn't mean for lunch, and
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  • so it's a dilemma and now the
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  • king is in a crisis over the
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  • kid.
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  • The king is in a crisis over the
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  • kid and now he does a kiddish
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  • thing.
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  • He, in a panic-stricken moment,
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  • decides, "I'm gonna get out of
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  • this.
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  • I'm gonna have Uriah, her
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  • husband, brought in," 'cause he
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  • got power now.
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  • He's still the king.
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  • The king may be kiddish, but the
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  • king has still got power.
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  • You don't fool with him.
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  • He said, "Bring Uriah home."
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  • They brought Uriah home.
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  • Middle of a war.
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  • They stopped fighting, said,
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  • "Hey, the king said come home."
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  • Uriah comes home.
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  • He says, "Uriah, you've been on
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  • the battlefield for a long time.
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  • Your lovely wife was here all
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  • alone and lonely, destitute and
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  • distraught and just as an act of
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  • kindness, because of your
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  • loyalty to this government, I
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  • want you to spend, you know, a
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  • weekend with your wife."
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  • But what he didn't count on was
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  • Uriah's commitment to him,
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  • because Uriah says--Uriah sleeps
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  • outside of David's door,
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  • refusing to sleep with his wife
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  • because he feels uncomfortable
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  • with celebrating while other men
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  • are suffering.
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  • And David never counted on the
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  • level of commitment in this
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  • lowly man who had no prestige or
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  • title, but had far more balance
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  • than the king did.
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  • And so, he sleeps outside the
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  • door.
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  • Now, David has got a real
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  • situation, because had Uriah
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  • gone in and slept with her then
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  • the dates woulda almost lined up
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  • with the other situation, and
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  • then David could have passed it
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  • off.
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  • Now, I know y'all have never
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  • tried to plot your way out of a
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  • mess, but David is trying to
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  • plot his way out of this
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  • dilemma, and it's not going
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  • good.
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  • Things are not lining up.
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  • In fact, they're getting worse,
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  • and so now David, who was first
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  • a luster and then became a
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  • fornicator, now he is playing
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  • around with his next step.
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  • Sin, when it is full-grown,
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  • bringeth forth death, so now
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  • he's playing with his next step.
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  • He said, "I'll tell you what.
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  • I think--" He said, "Send Uriah
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  • back to the frontlines so that
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  • when the Ammonites are fighting
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  • they'll kill him first," and
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  • David got in this situation he
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  • couldn't get out of, and it led
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  • to him having to do something
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  • even more radical.
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  • And now Uriah, who incidentally
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  • loved him, got killed because
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  • the king couldn't control the
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  • kid.
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  • Now, Bathsheba is pregnant,
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  • Uriah is dead, and David is
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  • going on business as usual.
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  • "Amazing grace."
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  • He got it down pat.
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  • He's going on about his
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  • business.
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  • He gotten past everybody.
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  • He had his woman, he got his
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  • way, he done everything, he got
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  • Uriah killed, and here comes a
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  • knock at the door.
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  • Here comes a knock at the door
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  • from Nathan and when Nathan
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  • knocks on the door--and Nathan
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  • is the prophet.
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  • Nathan locks on the door, and
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  • Nathan--see, every man needs
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  • somebody in his life who has the
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  • right to confront you about your
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  • behavior.
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  • Every man needs somebody in your
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  • life and excuse me for being
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  • country, but I was raised in the
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  • woods by an Alabaman and a
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  • Mississippian, so I'll just
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  • break it down.
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  • Who come around 'em and say,
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  • "You been acting a fool.
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  • You're just--you're acting like
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  • you have lost--what were you
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  • thinking about?
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  • Have you lost your God-thinking
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  • mind?"
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  • I mean, without form and without
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  • fashion and without, "O king,
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  • thou who liveth forever,"
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  • dah-dah.
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  • Somebody needs to be able to
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  • say, "You're crazy, man."
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  • You need to have somebody in
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  • your life who has the permission
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  • to confront you.
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  • Nathan was anointed to deal with
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  • kings.
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  • Had to be an anointing to do
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  • this.
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  • He knows exactly how to approach
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  • David.
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  • He knows exactly how to deal
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  • with David.
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  • There is an anointing, and he
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  • comes to David, and he says,
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  • "You know what?
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  • We got this guy down the road.
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  • Really tripping, man.
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  • He really tripping.
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  • I think you should make some
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  • sort of decision about his
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  • behavior.
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  • He got all kinds of lambs and
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  • flocks and young ewe lambs and
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  • things like that, and his
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  • neighbor is poor and broke and
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  • --don't have but one lamb.
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  • And the rich man had somebody
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  • come to visit him who was hungry
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  • and rather than the rich enter
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  • explain that, "in his stable of
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  • lambs."
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  • He takes this one lamb and when
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  • he--he said they raised the
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  • lamb.
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  • They nurtured the lamb.
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  • The lamb played with the kids.
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  • The lamb was like a daughter to
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  • this man.
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  • He makes you understand clearly
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  • that this lamb was dear to that
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  • man's heart.
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  • and he said, "What ought to be
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  • done about him?"
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  • David said, "Well, they ought to
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  • kill him and ought to judge him
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  • and make him pay it back four
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  • times," because we are good at
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  • judging other men's sins.
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  • Isn't it funny how we always
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  • know what ought to be done about
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  • somebody else's situation?
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  • If most men or women, either,
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  • for that matter, ever got to
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  • have to be judged by the
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  • judgments they execute on other
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  • people, they'd be put to death.
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  • If your child was judged the way
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  • you judge mine, if your marriage
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  • was measured the way you measure
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  • mine--isn't it funny how people
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  • will judge you about something
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  • they're guilty of?
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  • David had the ability to see
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  • other men sins, but he couldn't
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  • see his own.
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  • One of the problems with your
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  • own greatness is when you
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  • surround yourself with people
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  • who will always celebrate you,
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  • and there is nobody there to
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  • challenge you.
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  • You lose all perspective, and
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  • you start believing your own
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  • press and thinking that you're
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  • greater than who you are, and
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  • you're setting yourself up for a
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  • great calamity.
  • 00:09:17.060 --> 00:09:18.210
  • Pride cometh before a fall, so
  • 00:09:19.260 --> 00:09:22.260
  • David, David says, "This ought
  • 00:09:22.260 --> 00:09:25.180
  • to be done to him.
  • 00:09:25.180 --> 00:09:26.110
  • That ought to be done to him,"
  • 00:09:26.110 --> 00:09:27.120
  • said--Nathan said, "I thought
  • 00:09:27.120 --> 00:09:28.100
  • you'd say that.
  • 00:09:28.100 --> 00:09:29.180
  • You're the man.
  • 00:09:30.180 --> 00:09:33.180
  • You're the man."
  • 00:09:33.200 --> 00:09:36.200
  • David didn't realize that God
  • 00:09:36.200 --> 00:09:39.160
  • knew about the kid in him, that
  • 00:09:41.080 --> 00:09:44.080
  • God had seen him.
  • 00:09:44.080 --> 00:09:46.240
  • The second thing he didn't
  • 00:09:46.240 --> 00:09:47.200
  • realize, he didn't realize how
  • 00:09:47.200 --> 00:09:50.000
  • much God had blessed him, until
  • 00:09:50.000 --> 00:09:52.150
  • Nathan began to say he said, "Do
  • 00:09:52.150 --> 00:09:54.020
  • you not know you was a nothing?
  • 00:09:54.120 --> 00:09:57.120
  • You was a shepherd boy.
  • 00:09:57.120 --> 00:09:59.030
  • Nobody was even thinking about
  • 00:09:59.030 --> 00:10:00.110
  • you.
  • 00:10:00.110 --> 00:10:01.040
  • When God picked you up and
  • 00:10:01.040 --> 00:10:02.060
  • brought you to the forefront, he
  • 00:10:02.060 --> 00:10:03.200
  • gave you your master's house.
  • 00:10:03.230 --> 00:10:06.230
  • He gave you your master's wives.
  • 00:10:06.230 --> 00:10:09.080
  • He gave you your name and your
  • 00:10:09.080 --> 00:10:10.220
  • reputation.
  • 00:10:10.220 --> 00:10:11.180
  • See, it's a funny thing.
  • 00:10:11.180 --> 00:10:12.120
  • Most of the time you don't
  • 00:10:12.120 --> 00:10:13.030
  • realize how good God has been to
  • 00:10:13.030 --> 00:10:14.140
  • you until you compromise the
  • 00:10:14.140 --> 00:10:16.110
  • goodness of God in your life,
  • 00:10:16.110 --> 00:10:17.210
  • till you've threatened the
  • 00:10:17.210 --> 00:10:18.200
  • goodness of God in your life,
  • 00:10:18.200 --> 00:10:19.230
  • till you've brought yourself
  • 00:10:19.230 --> 00:10:20.210
  • down to a point that you could
  • 00:10:20.210 --> 00:10:21.260
  • lose it all, and all of a sudden
  • 00:10:21.260 --> 00:10:23.110
  • it becomes valuable because
  • 00:10:23.110 --> 00:10:24.170
  • you're about to lose it.
  • 00:10:24.170 --> 00:10:25.210
  • Life becomes valuable to people
  • 00:10:25.210 --> 00:10:27.040
  • that are dying.
  • 00:10:27.040 --> 00:10:28.060
  • All of a sudden they enjoy
  • 00:10:28.060 --> 00:10:29.010
  • sunsets, and they start talking
  • 00:10:29.010 --> 00:10:30.170
  • about, "It's raining, but it's
  • 00:10:30.170 --> 00:10:31.260
  • beautiful in the rain," because
  • 00:10:31.260 --> 00:10:33.120
  • suddenly their life has been
  • 00:10:33.120 --> 00:10:34.280
  • short.
  • 00:10:34.280 --> 00:10:35.160
  • A marriage becomes more
  • 00:10:35.160 --> 00:10:36.170
  • important when somebody is about
  • 00:10:36.170 --> 00:10:37.230
  • to leave you, and you begin to
  • 00:10:37.230 --> 00:10:38.250
  • say, "You know what?
  • 00:10:38.250 --> 00:10:39.210
  • This marriage wasn't so bad.
  • 00:10:39.210 --> 00:10:41.040
  • I wish I'd have kept this thing
  • 00:10:41.040 --> 00:10:42.080
  • together."
  • 00:10:42.080 --> 00:10:42.280
  • A job becomes more important
  • 00:10:42.280 --> 00:10:44.150
  • when it's gone.
  • 00:10:44.150 --> 00:10:45.260
  • We have a tendency to take the
  • 00:10:45.260 --> 00:10:47.090
  • blessings of God for granted.
  • 00:10:47.090 --> 00:10:49.210
  • David forgot to be thankful for
  • 00:10:49.210 --> 00:10:52.090
  • how good God had been to him.
  • 00:10:56.260 --> 00:10:59.260
  • One of the worst things a man
  • 00:10:59.260 --> 00:11:01.270
  • can be as God raises you up out
  • 00:11:01.270 --> 00:11:04.210
  • of the dunghill is for you to
  • 00:11:04.210 --> 00:11:06.220
  • allow the problems of your
  • 00:11:06.220 --> 00:11:08.060
  • success to overwhelm the
  • 00:11:08.060 --> 00:11:10.070
  • blessings of your success, and
  • 00:11:10.070 --> 00:11:11.230
  • you fool around and become
  • 00:11:11.230 --> 00:11:13.020
  • unthankful.
  • 00:11:13.020 --> 00:11:14.040
  • You start complaining about
  • 00:11:14.040 --> 00:11:15.200
  • needing an oil change and the
  • 00:11:15.200 --> 00:11:18.040
  • carburetor needs to be cleaned,
  • 00:11:18.040 --> 00:11:19.260
  • and you forgot you didn't used
  • 00:11:19.260 --> 00:11:21.010
  • to have a car.
  • 00:11:23.090 --> 00:11:26.090
  • "I can't believe we gotta pay
  • 00:11:26.090 --> 00:11:28.230
  • this much taxes on this house."
  • 00:11:28.230 --> 00:11:30.280
  • Five years ago you didn't have a
  • 00:11:30.280 --> 00:11:32.120
  • house.
  • 00:11:34.010 --> 00:11:37.010
  • "And all they want me to do is
  • 00:11:37.010 --> 00:11:38.010
  • work overtime, work overtime,
  • 00:11:38.010 --> 00:11:39.140
  • work.
  • 00:11:39.140 --> 00:11:40.010
  • Whenever they want something
  • 00:11:40.010 --> 00:11:40.210
  • done they call--throw it on me."
  • 00:11:40.210 --> 00:11:42.010
  • You're the same person who was
  • 00:11:42.010 --> 00:11:43.230
  • begging God for this job.
  • 00:11:47.160 --> 00:11:50.160
  • One of the worst things--right
  • 00:11:50.160 --> 00:11:51.110
  • in the middle of the New
  • 00:11:51.110 --> 00:11:52.150
  • Testament, talking about
  • 00:11:52.150 --> 00:11:53.120
  • idolaters and murderers and envy
  • 00:11:53.120 --> 00:11:56.060
  • and strife, it list unthankful.
  • 00:11:57.140 --> 00:12:00.160
  • David sinning above adultery
  • 00:12:00.160 --> 00:12:02.140
  • and everything else was
  • 00:12:02.140 --> 00:12:03.240
  • unthankful and when everything
  • 00:12:03.240 --> 00:12:06.230
  • had been compromised suddenly he
  • 00:12:06.230 --> 00:12:08.080
  • recognizes that God had been
  • 00:12:08.080 --> 00:12:09.240
  • good to him, and God said, "I
  • 00:12:09.240 --> 00:12:11.100
  • gave you your master.
  • 00:12:11.100 --> 00:12:12.220
  • I gave you your master's house.
  • 00:12:12.220 --> 00:12:14.100
  • I protected you from your
  • 00:12:14.100 --> 00:12:15.140
  • enemies."
  • 00:12:15.140 --> 00:12:16.110
  • He said, "I gave you your
  • 00:12:16.110 --> 00:12:17.150
  • master's wives."
  • 00:12:17.150 --> 00:12:18.280
  • He said, "And if that had not
  • 00:12:18.280 --> 00:12:20.060
  • been enough I would have given
  • 00:12:20.060 --> 00:12:21.210
  • you such and such."
  • 00:12:21.210 --> 00:12:23.020
  • He said, "You haven't even
  • 00:12:23.020 --> 00:12:23.270
  • tapped into all the stuff that I
  • 00:12:23.270 --> 00:12:26.060
  • would have given you if you'd
  • 00:12:26.060 --> 00:12:28.050
  • - male: I served in Iraq in
  • 00:12:36.090 --> 00:12:37.120
  • Operation Iraqi Freedom.
  • 00:12:37.120 --> 00:12:39.180
  • We were losing a lot of guys
  • 00:12:39.180 --> 00:12:40.270
  • there.
  • 00:12:40.270 --> 00:12:41.210
  • In the--during the spring of
  • 00:12:41.210 --> 00:12:42.150
  • 2004, we were in Baghdad, Iraq.
  • 00:12:42.150 --> 00:12:45.010
  • There as a soldier that had
  • 00:12:45.010 --> 00:12:45.290
  • gotten bad news, and so he had
  • 00:12:45.290 --> 00:12:48.020
  • his M16, and he was walking
  • 00:12:48.020 --> 00:12:50.120
  • around the camp, and he was just
  • 00:12:50.120 --> 00:12:53.080
  • shouting and hollering, and he
  • 00:12:53.080 --> 00:12:54.150
  • was just shooting in the air.
  • 00:12:54.150 --> 00:12:55.280
  • There were other service
  • 00:12:55.280 --> 00:12:57.060
  • members, for the safety of the
  • 00:12:57.210 --> 00:13:00.230
  • unit, that considered the option
  • 00:13:00.230 --> 00:13:02.160
  • of killing him.
  • 00:13:02.160 --> 00:13:03.240
  • I didn't think it had to go that
  • 00:13:03.240 --> 00:13:04.200
  • way.
  • 00:13:04.200 --> 00:13:05.260
  • - Bishop Jakes: When the
  • 00:13:05.260 --> 00:13:06.170
  • pressures of life push you to
  • 00:13:06.170 --> 00:13:07.160
  • your limit, God will give you
  • 00:13:07.160 --> 00:13:10.050
  • the strength you need.
  • 00:13:10.050 --> 00:13:11.260
  • - male: By God's grace from a
  • 00:13:11.260 --> 00:13:13.210
  • distance I was able to talk to
  • 00:13:13.210 --> 00:13:15.290
  • the gentleman, just expressing
  • 00:13:15.290 --> 00:13:17.200
  • how God still loved him, and
  • 00:13:17.200 --> 00:13:18.210
  • what you see in that moment is
  • 00:13:18.210 --> 00:13:20.100
  • that pain and anger can really
  • 00:13:20.100 --> 00:13:21.150
  • blind you and that happens over
  • 00:13:21.150 --> 00:13:23.150
  • there, but we were able to
  • 00:13:23.150 --> 00:13:25.070
  • diffuse that situation.
  • 00:13:25.070 --> 00:13:27.030
  • He was a young soul that was one
  • 00:13:27.030 --> 00:13:29.220
  • day gonna be somebody.
  • 00:13:29.220 --> 00:13:31.150
  • - Bishop Jakes: God will take
  • 00:13:31.150 --> 00:13:32.110
  • life's pressures and turn them
  • 00:13:32.110 --> 00:13:34.120
  • - Bishop Jakes: And now, David
  • 00:13:40.060 --> 00:13:40.250
  • is in this mode.
  • 00:13:40.250 --> 00:13:42.170
  • He's in this mode where judgment
  • 00:13:42.170 --> 00:13:44.260
  • is being executed on him, and
  • 00:13:44.260 --> 00:13:47.260
  • Nathan says, "Listen, you're not
  • 00:13:47.260 --> 00:13:50.170
  • getting away from this clean.
  • 00:13:50.170 --> 00:13:52.100
  • You're gonna lose some stuff.
  • 00:13:52.100 --> 00:13:54.110
  • The sword will not depart from
  • 00:13:54.110 --> 00:13:55.240
  • your house.
  • 00:13:55.240 --> 00:13:57.100
  • Your children are gonna rise up
  • 00:13:57.100 --> 00:13:59.030
  • and abuse your own wives.
  • 00:13:59.030 --> 00:14:01.220
  • Your relationships are gonna be
  • 00:14:01.220 --> 00:14:03.050
  • scandalous and destroyed."
  • 00:14:03.050 --> 00:14:05.070
  • He said, "You did it in secret,
  • 00:14:05.070 --> 00:14:06.290
  • but I'm gonna bring you to an
  • 00:14:06.290 --> 00:14:08.030
  • open shame.
  • 00:14:08.030 --> 00:14:09.050
  • I'm gonna embarrass you in
  • 00:14:09.050 --> 00:14:10.080
  • public.
  • 00:14:10.080 --> 00:14:11.050
  • I'm gonna bring you to total
  • 00:14:11.050 --> 00:14:12.180
  • humiliation.
  • 00:14:12.180 --> 00:14:13.190
  • I will stop shy of killing you,
  • 00:14:13.190 --> 00:14:15.290
  • but I will break you.
  • 00:14:15.290 --> 00:14:17.250
  • I will crush you, I will humble
  • 00:14:17.250 --> 00:14:19.280
  • you, but I will not destroy
  • 00:14:19.280 --> 00:14:21.260
  • you."
  • 00:14:22.140 --> 00:14:25.140
  • And there David is dealing with
  • 00:14:25.140 --> 00:14:28.050
  • that kind of praying.
  • 00:14:28.050 --> 00:14:30.220
  • That even deeply unspiritual
  • 00:14:31.010 --> 00:14:34.010
  • brothers do this kind, where you
  • 00:14:34.170 --> 00:14:37.170
  • get to God and--let me see if I
  • 00:14:37.190 --> 00:14:40.190
  • can describe it, 'cause you've
  • 00:14:40.190 --> 00:14:41.140
  • never done this.
  • 00:14:41.140 --> 00:14:42.230
  • Have you ever said to God,
  • 00:14:42.230 --> 00:14:45.110
  • "Lord, if you get me out of--"?
  • 00:14:52.110 --> 00:14:55.110
  • "I know this was my fault.
  • 00:14:55.110 --> 00:14:57.120
  • I know I've been stupid.
  • 00:14:57.120 --> 00:14:59.010
  • I know I didn't serve you right.
  • 00:14:59.010 --> 00:15:01.020
  • I know I didn't listen at the
  • 00:15:01.020 --> 00:15:02.020
  • warning signs.
  • 00:15:02.020 --> 00:15:03.030
  • I know I acted a fool.
  • 00:15:03.030 --> 00:15:04.210
  • I know I messed up, but, Lord,
  • 00:15:04.250 --> 00:15:07.250
  • down in my heart I love you.
  • 00:15:07.250 --> 00:15:10.210
  • And, Jesus, if you would just
  • 00:15:10.210 --> 00:15:12.190
  • please get me outta this I
  • 00:15:12.190 --> 00:15:15.060
  • promise that you will never have
  • 00:15:15.060 --> 00:15:17.250
  • to talk to me no more about
  • 00:15:17.250 --> 00:15:18.290
  • this."
  • 00:15:18.290 --> 00:15:19.240
  • And you start negotiating to God
  • 00:15:19.240 --> 00:15:21.030
  • like a kid.
  • 00:15:21.030 --> 00:15:22.030
  • Have you ever talked to a kid
  • 00:15:22.030 --> 00:15:23.030
  • that's about to get a whooping?
  • 00:15:23.030 --> 00:15:23.270
  • "Look, Mama, I ain't do this no
  • 00:15:23.270 --> 00:15:25.100
  • more.
  • 00:15:25.100 --> 00:15:26.060
  • Look, Mama, I promise I will
  • 00:15:26.060 --> 00:15:27.000
  • never do this no more.
  • 00:15:27.000 --> 00:15:27.250
  • You ain't gotta whup me about
  • 00:15:27.250 --> 00:15:28.200
  • this.
  • 00:15:28.200 --> 00:15:29.080
  • If you get me out of this--"
  • 00:15:29.080 --> 00:15:30.070
  • Have you ever prayed that kinda
  • 00:15:30.070 --> 00:15:31.170
  • prayer where, "It's me.
  • 00:15:31.170 --> 00:15:33.150
  • It's me.
  • 00:15:33.150 --> 00:15:34.070
  • It's me, O Lord, standing.
  • 00:15:34.070 --> 00:15:36.000
  • And not my mother, not my
  • 00:15:36.000 --> 00:15:37.040
  • father, but it's me, O Lord.
  • 00:15:37.040 --> 00:15:38.240
  • It's my fault.
  • 00:15:38.240 --> 00:15:39.260
  • Against thee and thee only have
  • 00:15:39.260 --> 00:15:41.090
  • I sinned.
  • 00:15:41.090 --> 00:15:42.080
  • O Lord, have mercy"?
  • 00:15:42.080 --> 00:15:43.170
  • Oh, it will make you pray.
  • 00:15:43.170 --> 00:15:45.080
  • It will make you pray.
  • 00:15:45.080 --> 00:15:46.070
  • I mean you will pray like Noel
  • 00:15:46.070 --> 00:15:48.000
  • Jones can preach it.
  • 00:15:48.000 --> 00:15:49.050
  • You'll be, "O Lord, I come
  • 00:15:49.050 --> 00:15:51.290
  • before you, my Father."
  • 00:15:51.290 --> 00:15:53.190
  • [humming]
  • 00:15:57.070 --> 00:16:00.090
  • I mean the kinda prayer where
  • 00:16:00.090 --> 00:16:01.210
  • you know you are in trouble.
  • 00:16:01.210 --> 00:16:04.120
  • Does anybody in here know what
  • 00:16:04.120 --> 00:16:06.050
  • it's like?
  • 00:16:06.050 --> 00:16:06.210
  • Come on, be real.
  • 00:16:06.210 --> 00:16:07.260
  • Have you ever had to go to God
  • 00:16:07.260 --> 00:16:09.290
  • like that?
  • 00:16:13.040 --> 00:16:16.040
  • Have you ever prayed scared?
  • 00:16:21.180 --> 00:16:24.180
  • See, you have to know what I'm
  • 00:16:24.180 --> 00:16:26.050
  • talking about to know what I'm
  • 00:16:26.050 --> 00:16:27.060
  • talking about.
  • 00:16:27.060 --> 00:16:28.260
  • Pray scared, "O God.
  • 00:16:28.260 --> 00:16:31.250
  • O God, get me out of this.
  • 00:16:31.250 --> 00:16:33.100
  • Get me out of this.
  • 00:16:33.100 --> 00:16:34.150
  • I know I shouldn't have been
  • 00:16:34.150 --> 00:16:35.190
  • smoking all of them years, but
  • 00:16:35.190 --> 00:16:36.280
  • now they got a spot on my lungs.
  • 00:16:36.280 --> 00:16:38.260
  • God, get me out of this.
  • 00:16:38.280 --> 00:16:41.280
  • Get me out of this.
  • 00:16:41.280 --> 00:16:42.200
  • I know I messed up.
  • 00:16:42.200 --> 00:16:43.290
  • I messed up.
  • 00:16:43.290 --> 00:16:44.160
  • It is my fault, Lord.
  • 00:16:44.160 --> 00:16:45.110
  • It is my fault.
  • 00:16:45.110 --> 00:16:45.280
  • Jesus, Jesus, Jesus, they're
  • 00:16:45.280 --> 00:16:47.070
  • gonna do one more test in the
  • 00:16:47.070 --> 00:16:48.040
  • morning.
  • 00:16:48.040 --> 00:16:50.040
  • Come on, Lord.
  • 00:16:50.040 --> 00:16:51.170
  • Come on, Lord.
  • 00:16:51.170 --> 00:16:52.150
  • I don't want no cigarettes."
  • 00:16:52.150 --> 00:16:53.250
  • You start tearing them up.
  • 00:16:53.250 --> 00:16:55.050
  • "I don't want none, Lord.
  • 00:16:55.050 --> 00:16:57.010
  • I'm through.
  • 00:16:57.010 --> 00:16:58.150
  • I don't even want no fireplace.
  • 00:16:58.150 --> 00:17:00.050
  • I don't want no smoke in my
  • 00:17:00.050 --> 00:17:01.120
  • life."
  • 00:17:07.100 --> 00:17:10.100
  • Or, some of you brothers know
  • 00:17:10.100 --> 00:17:12.000
  • what I'm talking about.
  • 00:17:12.000 --> 00:17:12.260
  • You go to get a physical, and
  • 00:17:12.260 --> 00:17:14.050
  • you get a HIV test,
  • 00:17:19.100 --> 00:17:22.100
  • and you've been counting back
  • 00:17:22.100 --> 00:17:23.070
  • years.
  • 00:17:23.070 --> 00:17:23.290
  • "Now, ten years--
  • 00:17:23.290 --> 00:17:24.200
  • This is 19--this is 2004.
  • 00:17:24.200 --> 00:17:27.200
  • This is 2000.
  • 00:17:27.200 --> 00:17:28.160
  • This is--"
  • 00:17:29.120 --> 00:17:32.120
  • I'm talking about fear.
  • 00:17:32.280 --> 00:17:35.280
  • I'm talking about fear where
  • 00:17:35.280 --> 00:17:37.180
  • food rots in your gut and sleep
  • 00:17:38.250 --> 00:17:41.250
  • evades your eyes.
  • 00:17:41.250 --> 00:17:44.190
  • Talking about fear where you get
  • 00:17:44.190 --> 00:17:45.220
  • down on your knees and say,
  • 00:17:45.220 --> 00:17:46.270
  • "God, please have mercy.
  • 00:17:48.030 --> 00:17:51.030
  • Have mercy on me."
  • 00:17:51.030 --> 00:17:54.030
  • Fear.
  • 00:17:54.030 --> 00:17:56.020
  • And Bathsheba has birthed a
  • 00:17:56.020 --> 00:17:57.290
  • baby, and the baby is sick, and
  • 00:17:57.290 --> 00:18:00.020
  • David is asking God for mercy,
  • 00:18:00.020 --> 00:18:01.240
  • and God is dealing with David,
  • 00:18:01.240 --> 00:18:03.190
  • and David is trying to deal with
  • 00:18:03.190 --> 00:18:05.010
  • God.
  • 00:18:05.010 --> 00:18:05.220
  • He's wrapped himself up in
  • 00:18:05.220 --> 00:18:07.170
  • sackcloths and ashes, 'cause now
  • 00:18:07.170 --> 00:18:09.170
  • you don't wanna do nothing.
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  • You don't wanna date nobody now.
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  • You're in church on Sunday.
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  • You're in church on Sunday
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  • night.
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  • It ain't even super Sunday.
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  • You're just there in case they
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  • have church.
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  • You're at Wednesday night Bible
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  • class.
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  • You're trying out for the deacon
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  • board.
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  • You're thinking about joining
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  • the usher board, and you can't
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  • sing a little bit, "I'll get in
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  • the choir."
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  • You're just--
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  • [congregation applauding]
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  • - Bishop Jakes: And what has
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  • happened here is that God has
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  • allowed David to encounter this
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  • kiddish behavior before he goes
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  • any further into the kingdom,
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  • and he has confronted it now so
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  • that he can correct it before it
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  • totally destroys him later.
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  • And God will put you in a mode
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  • of correction.
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  • Before whatever kiddish in you
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  • destroys the king in you
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  • God is correcting you.
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  • Touch somebody and tell 'em,
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  • "God is correcting you."
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  • Oh, no correction for the
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  • present seemeth joyous.
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  • When God was correcting you it's
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  • a painful thing.
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  • It's a painful thing.
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  • I'm telling you it's a painful
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  • thing y'all when God starts
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  • correcting you.
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  • You haven't had your hind end
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  • whipped till God gonna pick a
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  • switch.
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  • When God picks a switch, he
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  • knows what kinda switch to pick
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  • to bring you up under control
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  • and now the kid is on the altar.
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  • Bathsheba has had a baby and the
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  • baby is dying.
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  • David doesn't even know whether
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  • he's got his job back.
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  • His kingdom has been shattered.
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  • His name has been shattered.
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  • He's been humiliated.
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  • He doesn't even know if God
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  • would even see him again,
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  • and he's just out there praying,
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  • sackcloths and ashes, and
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  • he's praying, and he's still not
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  • praying right.
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  • He's praying that God would let
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  • the baby live and sometimes
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  • we're putting a lotta energy in
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  • asking God to keep something
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  • alive that needs to die.
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  • Oh, I'm preaching to somebody.
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  • I don't know who it is.
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  • Some of y'all are trying to save
  • 00:20:42.160 --> 00:20:43.290
  • a relationship.
  • 00:20:43.290 --> 00:20:45.150
  • That you need to just let it
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  • die.
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  • You're trying to resurrect
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  • something that you shoulda left
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  • it in the graveyard.
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  • It was killing you and trying to
  • 00:20:51.170 --> 00:20:53.030
  • destroy you, and God has to take
  • 00:20:53.030 --> 00:20:54.280
  • you through a seven-day fast, a
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  • test and a trial, to break your
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  • hold on the thing.
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  • It's not that it has a hold on
  • 00:21:01.080 --> 00:21:03.090
  • you.
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  • Sometimes you have a hold on it.
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  • God convinced David.
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  • "David, do you see what the kid
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  • in you did to your king?
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  • You went from lust to adultery,
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  • from adultery to murder.
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  • You've compromised your favor,
  • 00:21:25.120 --> 00:21:27.220
  • you've lost your influence, and
  • 00:21:27.220 --> 00:21:30.020
  • you're down to nothing."
  • 00:21:31.060 --> 00:21:34.060
  • And David is just hanging out
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  • there weeping, crying out before
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  • God, trying to get his place
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  • back, because, see, what you
  • 00:21:39.180 --> 00:21:41.140
  • have to be able to do, you have
  • 00:21:41.140 --> 00:21:43.110
  • to be able to repent.
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  • You have to be able to repent.
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  • If you can't repent, you can't
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  • be restored.
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  • You gotta be able to repent.
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  • You gotta find a place
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  • where--the Bible calls it a
  • 00:21:56.250 --> 00:21:58.160
  • place of repentance.
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  • It's a grace to repent, the
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  • ability to say, "I'm wrong.
  • 00:22:02.250 --> 00:22:05.110
  • I'm ready to change."
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  • It's a grace that God gives you
  • 00:22:08.180 --> 00:22:10.030
  • to repent.
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  • You can't do it whenever you
  • 00:22:10.250 --> 00:22:11.240
  • wanna do it.
  • 00:22:11.240 --> 00:22:12.180
  • You have to do it when God gives
  • 00:22:12.180 --> 00:22:13.200
  • you the grace to repent.
  • 00:22:13.200 --> 00:22:15.090
  • To find a place of repentance is
  • 00:22:15.090 --> 00:22:17.150
  • a gift from God.
  • 00:22:17.150 --> 00:22:20.090
  • David starts repenting.
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  • Does anybody know what it is to
  • 00:22:21.210 --> 00:22:23.000
  • repent?
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  • I mean when God opens your soul
  • 00:22:24.090 --> 00:22:26.010
  • up, and you say, "God, I'm
  • 00:22:26.010 --> 00:22:27.240
  • sorry.
  • 00:22:27.240 --> 00:22:28.260
  • I'm sorry.
  • 00:22:28.260 --> 00:22:30.030
  • I'm sorry.
  • 00:22:30.030 --> 00:22:31.030
  • I am sorry.
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  • And if you get me out of this,
  • 00:22:32.150 --> 00:22:33.260
  • I have come to the end
  • 00:22:36.000 --> 00:22:37.060
  • of myself.
  • 00:22:37.060 --> 00:22:38.100
  • Whatever I needed to learn,
  • 00:22:38.100 --> 00:22:39.170
  • I've learned it.
  • 00:22:39.170 --> 00:22:40.180
  • I've grown up.
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  • I'm thinking straight.
  • 00:22:41.190 --> 00:22:42.240
  • I'm understanding straight.
  • 00:22:42.240 --> 00:22:44.070
  • I'm speaking straight.
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  • I got my act together.
  • 00:22:45.120 --> 00:22:46.270
  • I got my head on straight.
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  • Forgive me, Lord.
  • 00:22:48.160 --> 00:22:49.240
  • Try me--
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  • Create in me a clean heart.
  • 00:22:50.290 --> 00:22:52.070
  • Renew a right spirit in me.
  • 00:22:52.070 --> 00:22:54.000
  • Lay not this to my charge.
  • 00:22:54.000 --> 00:22:55.240
  • Forgive me.
  • 00:22:55.240 --> 00:22:56.130
  • Purge me with hyssop.
  • 00:22:56.130 --> 00:22:57.200
  • Wash me, and I shall be clean.
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  • Deliver me.
  • 00:22:59.220 --> 00:23:00.250
  • Take it out of my system.
  • 00:23:00.250 --> 00:23:02.100
  • Take it out of my vein.
  • 00:23:02.100 --> 00:23:03.210
  • Take it out of my heart.
  • 00:23:03.210 --> 00:23:04.290
  • I don't want it, not another
  • 00:23:04.290 --> 00:23:06.170
  • drink.
  • 00:23:06.170 --> 00:23:07.070
  • I don't want it, not another
  • 00:23:07.070 --> 00:23:08.270
  • deal.
  • 00:23:08.270 --> 00:23:09.160
  • Deliver me."
  • 00:23:15.170 --> 00:23:18.170
  • And David is wondering if he's
  • 00:23:18.170 --> 00:23:20.230
  • gone so far or done so bad that
  • 00:23:21.120 --> 00:23:24.120
  • maybe God doesn't want him
  • 00:23:24.120 --> 00:23:25.260
  • anymore.
  • 00:23:25.260 --> 00:23:27.270
  • And when David heard that the
  • 00:23:27.270 --> 00:23:29.220
  • baby was dead he was outside,
  • 00:23:29.220 --> 00:23:32.150
  • and they didn't even wanna tell
  • 00:23:32.150 --> 00:23:33.090
  • him that the baby was dead, but
  • 00:23:33.090 --> 00:23:34.200
  • the Bible said he perceived that
  • 00:23:34.200 --> 00:23:36.010
  • the baby was dead, and the Bible
  • 00:23:36.010 --> 00:23:37.270
  • said he said, "He is dead."
  • 00:23:37.270 --> 00:23:39.170
  • And he got up and washed his
  • 00:23:39.170 --> 00:23:40.180
  • face and changed his clothes and
  • 00:23:40.260 --> 00:23:43.260
  • started coming toward the house
  • 00:23:43.260 --> 00:23:45.180
  • of the Lord, because even though
  • 00:23:45.180 --> 00:23:47.280
  • the baby was dead, that was the
  • 00:23:47.280 --> 00:23:49.270
  • bad news.
  • 00:23:49.270 --> 00:23:50.210
  • But the good news was God was
  • 00:23:50.210 --> 00:23:52.210
  • ready to restore him and let me
  • 00:23:54.030 --> 00:23:57.030
  • show you something.
  • 00:23:57.030 --> 00:23:59.000
  • Let me make this connection.
  • 00:23:59.000 --> 00:24:00.210
  • It was at this point that he
  • 00:24:00.210 --> 00:24:01.230
  • wrote, "I was glad when they
  • 00:24:02.190 --> 00:24:05.190
  • said unto me, 'Let us go into
  • 00:24:06.290 --> 00:24:09.290
  • the house of the Lord.'"
  • 00:24:09.290 --> 00:24:11.270
  • I was glad when I got the word
  • 00:24:11.270 --> 00:24:14.180
  • that I was forgiven.
  • 00:24:14.180 --> 00:24:16.080
  • I was glad when I found out that
  • 00:24:16.080 --> 00:24:18.120
  • God would wash me and restore
  • 00:24:18.120 --> 00:24:20.010
  • me.
  • 00:24:20.010 --> 00:24:20.210
  • I was glad when I found out that
  • 00:24:20.210 --> 00:24:22.130
  • God would give me back what I
  • 00:24:22.130 --> 00:24:23.240
  • lost.
  • 00:24:23.240 --> 00:24:24.150
  • I was glad when they said unto
  • 00:24:24.150 --> 00:24:26.030
  • me--I will enter into his gates
  • 00:24:26.030 --> 00:24:27.240
  • with thanksgiving and his courts
  • 00:24:27.240 --> 00:24:29.210
  • with praise and be thankful unto
  • 00:24:29.210 --> 00:24:31.140
  • him and bless his name.
  • 00:24:31.140 --> 00:24:32.280
  • I'm gonna praise the Lord.
  • 00:24:32.280 --> 00:24:34.260
  • Bless the Lord, O my soul.
  • 00:24:34.260 --> 00:24:36.180
  • Let all that's within me bless
  • 00:24:36.180 --> 00:24:38.060
  • his holy name.
  • 00:24:38.060 --> 00:24:39.140
  • This poor man cried, and the
  • 00:24:39.140 --> 00:24:41.110
  • Lord heard him and delivered him
  • 00:24:41.110 --> 00:24:43.230
  • out and in the middle of your
  • 00:24:45.220 --> 00:24:48.220
  • dilemma the enemy will try to
  • 00:24:48.250 --> 00:24:51.250
  • tell you, "Listen, you are so
  • 00:24:51.250 --> 00:24:53.110
  • messed up.
  • 00:24:53.110 --> 00:24:55.200
  • You are so messed up.
  • 00:24:56.140 --> 00:24:59.140
  • You did so much mess.
  • 00:24:59.140 --> 00:25:01.240
  • No way God could want you.
  • 00:25:02.270 --> 00:25:05.270
  • You messed up your marriage.
  • 00:25:05.270 --> 00:25:07.240
  • You messed up your career.
  • 00:25:07.240 --> 00:25:10.150
  • You slept with another woman.
  • 00:25:10.150 --> 00:25:11.230
  • You slept with another man.
  • 00:25:11.230 --> 00:25:13.270
  • You've done some horrible
  • 00:25:13.270 --> 00:25:14.270
  • stuff."
  • 00:25:17.080 --> 00:25:20.080
  • I want you to hear this Word,
  • 00:25:21.100 --> 00:25:24.100
  • and I want you to let it get way
  • 00:25:24.100 --> 00:25:25.120
  • down in your spirit, because
  • 00:25:25.120 --> 00:25:27.200
  • this is the sum total of
  • 00:25:27.200 --> 00:25:28.260
  • everything I have to say to you
  • 00:25:28.260 --> 00:25:30.000
  • today.
  • 00:25:30.070 --> 00:25:33.070
  • The Lord loves you, the king and
  • 00:25:35.010 --> 00:25:38.010
  • the kid.
  • 00:25:38.100 --> 00:25:41.100
  • He loves the right and the wrong
  • 00:25:41.100 --> 00:25:42.270
  • and the weak and the strong and
  • 00:25:42.270 --> 00:25:45.140
  • the bruised and the fallen and
  • 00:25:45.140 --> 00:25:46.240
  • the battered part of you, and
  • 00:25:46.240 --> 00:25:49.110
  • he's waiting on you to get your
  • 00:25:49.110 --> 00:25:50.170
  • act together,
  • 00:25:51.090 --> 00:25:54.090
  • - announcer: Trust in God and
  • 00:26:01.210 --> 00:26:02.290
  • fight back.
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  • - Bishop Jakes: To find out
  • 00:26:04.010 --> 00:26:04.190
  • that the things are never gonna
  • 00:26:04.190 --> 00:26:05.250
  • stop coming at you.
  • 00:26:05.250 --> 00:26:07.080
  • That finally brings you to the
  • 00:26:07.080 --> 00:26:08.140
  • point that you say, "You know
  • 00:26:08.140 --> 00:26:09.210
  • what?
  • 00:26:09.210 --> 00:26:10.120
  • I'm not sure I wanna get up out
  • 00:26:10.120 --> 00:26:11.190
  • of the bed in the morning if all
  • 00:26:11.190 --> 00:26:13.040
  • I got to face is another fight."
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  • compete with them.
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  • You were meant to be good at
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  • what I'm not good at because you
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