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The God of The Night Before

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November 10, 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: Have you
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  • ever had a situation, and you
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  • was trying to believe that God
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  • was in it?
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  • I mean, "You know, God must be
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  • in there somewhere.
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  • I don't know what he's up to,
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  • but God has got to be in here."
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  • Anybody will show up when you
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  • get the breakthrough.
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  • Anybody will be there when you
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  • get the car.
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  • Anybody will be there when you
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  • get the house, but I need a God
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  • who will walk down a dirty,
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  • dusty, lonely, frustrated,
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  • aggravating, irritating road
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  • The Potter's Touch
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  • The Potter's Touch
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  • - Bishop Jakes: And then, when
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  • you start looking at distances,
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  • like going from Jerusalem to
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  • Jericho, or Jerusalem to
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  • Bethlehem, it's not always how
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  • far they went, but you have to
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  • also consider the mode of
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  • travel.
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  • If we get ready to go to
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  • Longview, Longview is not that
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  • far for us, or even to Fort
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  • Worth.
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  • It's not far for us in a car,
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  • but how would your life change
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  • if everywhere you got ready to
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  • go you had to travel by foot?
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  • Imagine how much farther and how
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  • much longer it would take you to
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  • get to a simple distance like
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  • Houston if you had to travel by
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  • foot.
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  • It might be a trip you make once
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  • If you had to walk to Houston,
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  • come on, you wouldn't go twice a
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  • year, or three times a year, or
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  • four times a year.
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  • You might go once in your
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  • lifetime.
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  • Imagine how many stops you would
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  • have to make along the way.
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  • If you and your family got ready
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  • to go to Houston, and you
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  • traveled on a donkey, how long
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  • would it take you to get there?
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  • So then, it's not just how far
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  • you have to go in your
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  • destination.
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  • It's the circumstances that you
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  • have to travel with.
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  • Sometimes you are very close to
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  • your destination, closer than
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  • you think, closer than you
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  • imagined, closer than you would
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  • have believed possible, and the
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  • enemy can't change the distance.
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  • It is as close as it is.
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  • When you're close he can't stop
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  • you from being close, and the
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  • Holy Spirit will let you know
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  • when you're close.
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  • "You are nearer to your
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  • salvation than when you first
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  • believed.
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  • You are closer now than you've
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  • ever been in your life."
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  • Have you ever heard those words
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  • from God?
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  • "Don't give up.
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  • Don't give out.
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  • Hold on.
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  • The blessing is close.
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  • The blessing is close.
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  • You're near to it.
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  • You're on the verge on it.
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  • You're on the edge.
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  • You're about to step into it."
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  • It's not the distance.
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  • The enemy can't change the
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  • distance.
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  • He can't take the goal and move
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  • it back.
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  • In fact, the Bible says,
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  • "Forgetting those things which
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  • are behind and reaching to those
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  • things which are before, we
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  • press toward the mark of the
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  • prize of the high calling of
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  • God."
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  • It's marked.
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  • It is where it is, and the devil
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  • can't keep moving it back, but
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  • it does feel like that
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  • sometimes.
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  • It feels like every time you're
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  • on the verge of finally getting
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  • your hands around the thing
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  • you're believing God to do, that
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  • the devil says, "Uh-uh, no, I'm
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  • moving it back.
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  • Now keep coming.
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  • I'm moving it back."
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  • He can't move it back, he can't
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  • move it back, he can't move it
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  • back, and it's not far.
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  • In fact, it really wasn't far to
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  • go from Egypt to the Promised
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  • Land.
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  • It wasn't far.
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  • It should have taken a few days,
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  • about three days to get there.
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  • Three days.
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  • It ended up 40 years.
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  • Isn't it amazing how something
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  • that shoulda happened quick can
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  • take a long time?
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  • It's not like they kept moving
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  • the Promised Land.
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  • "Ha-ha.
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  • No, come on.
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  • No, come on.
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  • Come on.
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  • Uh-uh, no, you're not there
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  • yet," for 40 years.
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  • Mm-mm.
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  • It was always where it was
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  • supposed to be.
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  • The enemy could not change the
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  • destination, but, oh, how he can
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  • The circumstances whereby we
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  • travel is what causes our faith
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  • to be significant.
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  • It's not the distance.
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  • You're always close to your
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  • blessing, but then when you
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  • think about the things that
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  • happen along the way, I am
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  • learning that it's not even
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  • about the destination.
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  • The destination is not even
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  • important.
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  • The destination is preset,
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  • precast, already set into play,
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  • predetermined by God.
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  • "These shall be mine."
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  • "That boy right--you see that
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  • boy right there that's drunk and
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  • on the bar stool and got crack
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  • in his system?
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  • He's gonna be a deacon in The
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  • Potter's House.
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  • He's gonna--"
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  • See, God has already set the end
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  • from the beginning.
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  • It's already determined.
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  • The destination is set.
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  • It is not about the destination.
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  • It's about the things that
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  • happen along the way.
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  • The problem with most people,
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  • when they read the Bible, is
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  • that they're reading from the
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  • other side of the story.
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  • We're reading about Jesus and
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  • Mary and Joseph 2.000 years
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  • later.
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  • We know how the story ends.
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  • We know everything works out
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  • okay.
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  • We also know who he is to us,
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  • everything, but imagine if you
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  • were Joseph, and you had found a
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  • beautiful young lady that you
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  • had been seeing for some time
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  • and announced to all of your
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  • friends that she was gonna be
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  • your bride.
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  • And you had begun to set in
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  • place the things that were
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  • necessary to endow her and to
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  • give her a dowry and to honor
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  • her and to recognize her, but
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  • before you could get to the
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  • wedding she started picking up
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  • I mean a lotta weight, all in
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  • the middle, and being a
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  • gentleman you didn't wanna say
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  • anything about it, 'cause you
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  • know you notice things but you
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  • don't say anything at first, but
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  • after a while it will force a
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  • conversation.
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  • "But, Baby, you're getting kinda
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  • She says, "Joey, I've been
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  • meaning to tell you.
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  • I got some circumstances have
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  • come up."
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  • "Circumstances?
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  • What do you mean?"
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  • "You're not gonna believe this.
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  • [laughing]
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  • I've been waiting on a good time
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  • to tell you.
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  • I didn't know how to tell you
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  • 'Cause I'm expecting."
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  • "Expecting what?"
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  • "I'm expecting."
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  • "A baby?"
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  • "Yeah, but wait now.
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  • Don't get this wrong.
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  • Don't get this wrong.
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  • Now, I know this.
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  • I know that you've* never been
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  • through nothing like it before,
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  • "Yeah, right."
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  • Joseph walked away from her and
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  • Now I got to live with this.
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  • Have you ever had--have you ever
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  • loved and been angry at the same
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  • time?
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  • Isn't that a feeling?
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  • The kinda feeling where you
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  • wanna slap somebody down the
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  • stairs, but then you love 'em so
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  • bad you got to run down there
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  • and catch 'em.
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  • So, Joseph said, "Okay, I'm
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  • gonna put you away privately."
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  • He said, "I'm gonna get out of
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  • this privately."
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  • In the Bible an engagement was
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  • like a marriage.
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  • It required a bill of
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  • divorcement to get out of it, so
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  • he said, "We're gonna discreetly
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  • go down to the lawyer and just
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  • sign the papers, and we'll get
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  • outta this."
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  • And then, when he's getting
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  • ready to go down to sign the
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  • papers to put her away--and
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  • she's distraught 'cause she told
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  • him the truth and he doesn't
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  • believe her, and you know how it
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  • is when a woman tells you the
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  • truth and you don't believe her.
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  • "I told you this.
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  • No, no, uh-uh, no, I told you
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  • this, and you don't believe me.
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  • That's what's wrong.
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  • And the angel has to speak to
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  • Joseph and say, "Fear not.
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  • That that is in Mary is
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  • conceived by the Holy Ghost."
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  • Now he's really confused, 'cause
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  • now he's trying to believe
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  • something that common sense
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  • tells him couldn't be possible.
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  • His faith and his reasoning are
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  • now in conflict.
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  • He has now told her that he's
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  • about to give her a bill of
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  • divorcement.
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  • Now God has said that she's
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  • telling the truth.
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  • Now you have got to go back and
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  • tell somebody that you have
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  • already said "I don't believe
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  • And on top of all of this
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  • conflict that's going on she's
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  • so upset.
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  • She has gone over to her
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  • cousin's house, who's been shut
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  • up for months, who's pregnant,
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  • too, you know?
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  • Which is basically, "I'm going
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  • home to mama."
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  • Can you imagine what Joseph's
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  • friends must have been telling
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  • him.
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  • "You ain't gotta do this, man."
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  • Conflicted.
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  • Can you imagine what it'd be
  • 00:10:54.080 --> 00:10:55.020
  • like to be Mary and be telling
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  • somebody the truth and them not
  • 00:10:56.040 --> 00:10:58.000
  • truly believe you and now
  • 00:10:58.000 --> 00:11:00.210
  • they're trying to go along with
  • 00:11:00.210 --> 00:11:01.240
  • it, but they've already exposed
  • 00:11:01.240 --> 00:11:04.000
  • the fact that they was gonna get
  • 00:11:04.000 --> 00:11:04.290
  • rid of you?
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  • How comfortable are you with the
  • 00:11:06.170 --> 00:11:07.270
  • guy who's told you that he was
  • 00:11:07.270 --> 00:11:09.180
  • And here they are, going down
  • 00:11:16.100 --> 00:11:17.190
  • the road, trying to deal with
  • 00:11:17.260 --> 00:11:20.260
  • this issue, and now on top of
  • 00:11:21.050 --> 00:11:24.050
  • all of this a new tax has come
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  • out, and in order to deal with
  • 00:11:26.250 --> 00:11:29.250
  • the taxation you have to go back
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  • to the city that the groom is
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  • from to pay the bill.
  • 00:11:34.280 --> 00:11:37.280
  • "Now we got a debt we weren't
  • 00:11:37.280 --> 00:11:39.120
  • expecting, we got a baby we
  • 00:11:39.120 --> 00:11:41.190
  • weren't looking for, we got a
  • 00:11:41.190 --> 00:11:43.180
  • crisis that makes me look like a
  • 00:11:43.180 --> 00:11:45.020
  • fool, and we got to walk to
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  • - Bishop Jakes: They're walking
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  • down there by foot with a
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  • pregnant woman in the heat of
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  • the Middle East.
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  • No air conditioning.
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  • No fan.
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  • No music.
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  • No padded seats.
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  • She's pregnant, on a donkey in
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  • the heat, traveling through the
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  • hot sands, inconvenienced with
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  • somebody that you're at odds
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  • with on the night before
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  • Christmas.
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  • And all in the back of her mind
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  • she's hearing God saying, "Hail,
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  • Mary, you've been highly favored
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  • "I got a man who don't believe
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  • in me.
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  • I got a donkey who's knocking me
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  • all over the place.
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  • My feet are swollen.
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  • I got a mask on my face.
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  • I got to stop and throw up every
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  • so-many miles.
  • 00:14:06.150 --> 00:14:07.230
  • I'm still miles away from
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  • getting to the destination.
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  • My back hurts.
  • 00:14:10.290 --> 00:14:12.000
  • My feet hurts.
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  • I feel like I'm about to go into
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  • labor.
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  • I don't have any confidence in
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  • this guy 'cause he was getting
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  • ready to get rid of me, and
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  • you're telling me that I am
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  • She's already pregnant.
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  • It's already hot.
  • 00:14:27.080 --> 00:14:28.280
  • She's about to go into labor.
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  • The relationship is not going
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  • good.
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  • She pregnant by the Lord, and
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  • you're trying to deal with this
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  • and be respectable and trying to
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  • believe that God is somehow in
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  • this situation.
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  • Have you ever had a situation
  • 00:14:47.030 --> 00:14:48.080
  • and you was trying to believe
  • 00:14:48.080 --> 00:14:49.120
  • that God was in it?
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  • I mean, "You know, God must be
  • 00:14:50.270 --> 00:14:52.130
  • in there somewhere.
  • 00:14:52.130 --> 00:14:53.080
  • I don't know where, I don't know
  • 00:14:53.080 --> 00:14:54.220
  • how, I don't know what he's up
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  • to, but God has got to be in
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  • here.
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  • Hello?
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  • Are you in there?
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  • Hello, God?
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  • It always looks like that on the
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  • night before.
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  • "God, where are you?
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  • Where--hello?
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  • Hello?
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  • Hello?
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  • Hello?
  • 00:15:14.100 --> 00:15:15.000
  • Hello?
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  • Hello?"
  • 00:15:15.210 --> 00:15:17.070
  • Job said, "I looked for him on
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  • the right.
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  • He was not there.
  • 00:15:19.050 --> 00:15:19.240
  • I looked for him on the left."
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  • Have you ever looked for God in
  • 00:15:20.170 --> 00:15:22.270
  • your situation and said, "Where
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  • are you?
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  • This is the worst time in the
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  • world for me to be dealing with
  • 00:15:27.050 --> 00:15:28.280
  • this mess.
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  • God, where are the promises?
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  • Where is the stuff Bishop been
  • 00:15:31.240 --> 00:15:33.030
  • preaching about?
  • 00:15:33.030 --> 00:15:34.040
  • Where is the seven steps to the
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  • turnaround?
  • 00:15:35.250 --> 00:15:37.050
  • Where is the unprecedented
  • 00:15:37.050 --> 00:15:38.140
  • favor?
  • 00:15:38.140 --> 00:15:39.010
  • Hello?
  • 00:15:39.010 --> 00:15:39.220
  • Hello?
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  • Hello?
  • 00:15:40.130 --> 00:15:41.020
  • And David warned us about this.
  • 00:15:50.250 --> 00:15:53.250
  • He told us specifically,
  • 00:15:53.250 --> 00:15:55.260
  • "Weeping may endure for a
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  • night."
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  • Lord, I wish he'd have told me
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  • how long the night can be.
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  • Lord, have mercy.
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  • That's another thing I didn't
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  • picture right.
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  • I thought he was just talking to
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  • me about, you know, about six to
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  • eight hours or something like
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  • that.
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  • That's not the kinda night he's
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  • talking about.
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  • This is a long night.
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  • This can be months and months
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  • and months of night like you're
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  • in Alaska.
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  • Just night.
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  • This can be in the hospital for
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  • months and months and months
  • 00:16:36.230 --> 00:16:38.090
  • night
  • 00:16:38.090 --> 00:16:39.120
  • The night can be so long you can
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  • lose your car and your house and
  • 00:16:40.260 --> 00:16:43.260
  • your credit rating.
  • 00:16:43.260 --> 00:16:44.240
  • And he says, "Weeping may endure
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  • for a night."
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  • I can picture Joseph and Mary
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  • and a couple of goats and a
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  • chicken and a donkey traveling
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  • down the road.
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  • She half-talking, he's
  • 00:17:06.030 --> 00:17:08.100
  • half-talking, and now they
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  • finally got to a place to stay,
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  • and the innkeeper coming out
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  • talking about, "I sure would
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  • love to help you.
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  • I really would love to help you,
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  • but there is no room, but just
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  • go down.
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  • Go down."
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  • "Look, I've been walking."
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  • "No, it's not that much further,
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  • but just, oh, oh, I don't know.
  • 00:17:26.070 --> 00:17:29.070
  • Maybe about a week down the road
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  • and to the left there's another
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  • inn over there, and I know him.
  • 00:17:34.270 --> 00:17:36.080
  • He'll be glad to take care of
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  • you."
  • 00:17:37.190 --> 00:17:38.150
  • And he walks on down there, and
  • 00:17:38.150 --> 00:17:40.250
  • they say, "Well, you know, if
  • 00:17:40.250 --> 00:17:42.160
  • you'd have just got here
  • 00:17:42.160 --> 00:17:43.110
  • sooner."
  • 00:17:43.110 --> 00:17:46.030
  • Have you ever had somebody tell
  • 00:17:46.030 --> 00:17:46.270
  • you, "If you'd just got here
  • 00:17:47.230 --> 00:17:50.230
  • sooner"?
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  • After about three hotels, or
  • 00:17:54.150 --> 00:17:56.210
  • four, rejected him now he got to
  • 00:17:56.210 --> 00:17:59.070
  • go back and say, "Look, Mary,
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  • You know, that's how you do when
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  • And the thing that amazed
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  • me--'cause I'm into families and
  • 00:18:20.120 --> 00:18:22.120
  • trying to understand families
  • 00:18:22.120 --> 00:18:24.070
  • and building the strength of
  • 00:18:24.070 --> 00:18:25.260
  • families and all of that--I
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  • would have thought that the Lord
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  • woulda came into a very
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  • functional, happy, robust,
  • 00:18:31.090 --> 00:18:34.040
  • loving relationship, but the
  • 00:18:35.100 --> 00:18:38.100
  • Lord picked a couple of folks
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  • who probably weren't even
  • 00:18:40.040 --> 00:18:40.280
  • speaking.
  • 00:18:40.280 --> 00:18:43.070
  • Can Christ be born in a
  • 00:18:45.070 --> 00:18:48.070
  • dysfunctional situation?
  • 00:18:50.160 --> 00:18:53.160
  • Can Christ be born into a family
  • 00:18:53.190 --> 00:18:56.190
  • that's backed up in payments to
  • 00:18:56.190 --> 00:18:58.240
  • the IRS?
  • 00:18:58.240 --> 00:19:01.100
  • And can he be born in a
  • 00:19:01.100 --> 00:19:02.210
  • relationship where communication
  • 00:19:02.210 --> 00:19:04.080
  • has withered?
  • 00:19:04.080 --> 00:19:05.180
  • And can he be born into a
  • 00:19:05.180 --> 00:19:06.290
  • situation where the bills are
  • 00:19:06.290 --> 00:19:08.070
  • high?
  • 00:19:08.070 --> 00:19:09.020
  • And can he be born into a
  • 00:19:09.020 --> 00:19:10.040
  • situation where the provisions
  • 00:19:10.040 --> 00:19:11.170
  • are not what you wanted them to
  • 00:19:11.170 --> 00:19:12.210
  • be?
  • 00:19:12.210 --> 00:19:13.260
  • He handpicked those
  • 00:19:13.260 --> 00:19:16.030
  • circumstances.
  • 00:19:16.100 --> 00:19:19.100
  • He handpicked them.
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  • Let's talk about where he could
  • 00:19:21.090 --> 00:19:22.120
  • have been born.
  • 00:19:22.120 --> 00:19:23.070
  • He could have been born in a
  • 00:19:23.070 --> 00:19:24.090
  • cathedral.
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  • He could have been born in a
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  • synagogue.
  • 00:19:26.050 --> 00:19:27.060
  • He could have been born in a
  • 00:19:27.060 --> 00:19:28.030
  • mansion.
  • 00:19:28.030 --> 00:19:29.020
  • He could have been born to rich
  • 00:19:29.020 --> 00:19:29.280
  • people.
  • 00:19:29.280 --> 00:19:30.260
  • He could have been born with
  • 00:19:30.260 --> 00:19:31.240
  • servants and maids and
  • 00:19:31.240 --> 00:19:33.040
  • attendants.
  • 00:19:33.040 --> 00:19:33.280
  • He could have had 10.000 angels
  • 00:19:33.280 --> 00:19:35.250
  • to take care of him, but, no, he
  • 00:19:35.250 --> 00:19:37.120
  • is born without a physician,
  • 00:19:37.120 --> 00:19:39.240
  • without a midwife, without a
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  • nanny, without a bottle, without
  • 00:19:41.170 --> 00:19:43.240
  • anything.
  • 00:19:43.240 --> 00:19:44.190
  • He is born out there with
  • 00:19:44.190 --> 00:19:46.000
  • nothing and nobody on a dirty,
  • 00:19:46.000 --> 00:19:48.140
  • dusty road, where either Joseph
  • 00:19:48.140 --> 00:19:50.250
  • or Mary got to bend over and cut
  • 00:19:50.250 --> 00:19:52.290
  • the cord, and he says,
  • 00:19:53.250 --> 00:19:56.250
  • "Jehovah-Shammah.
  • 00:19:56.250 --> 00:19:58.280
  • Jehovah-Shammah means "I am
  • 00:19:58.280 --> 00:20:00.180
  • there.
  • 00:20:00.180 --> 00:20:01.140
  • I am present.
  • 00:20:01.140 --> 00:20:02.160
  • I am there.
  • 00:20:02.160 --> 00:20:03.150
  • In the midst of trouble I am
  • 00:20:03.150 --> 00:20:05.040
  • with you.
  • 00:20:05.040 --> 00:20:06.050
  • I'm not the kinda God who just
  • 00:20:06.050 --> 00:20:08.000
  • shows up when things are going
  • 00:20:08.000 --> 00:20:09.150
  • well."
  • 00:20:09.150 --> 00:20:10.210
  • But when all hell is breaking
  • 00:20:10.210 --> 00:20:12.140
  • loose and the circumstances are
  • 00:20:12.140 --> 00:20:14.200
  • adverse, and it seems like
  • 00:20:14.200 --> 00:20:16.140
  • things are getting worse instead
  • 00:20:16.140 --> 00:20:17.290
  • of better, he said, "I chose
  • 00:20:17.290 --> 00:20:19.260
  • you."
  • 00:20:19.260 --> 00:20:20.180
  • "Me?"
  • 00:20:20.180 --> 00:20:21.070
  • "I chose you."
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  • "Me?"
  • 00:20:22.100 --> 00:20:23.060
  • "Yes, in your situation."
  • 00:20:23.060 --> 00:20:24.260
  • "Me and Fred* not getting along
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  • well."
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  • He said, "Yeah, that's why I
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  • chose you."
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  • "My bills are backed up."
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  • "That's why I chose you."
  • 00:20:30.040 --> 00:20:31.250
  • "I had to move back in with my
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  • mama."
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  • He said, "That's why I chose
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  • you.
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  • My script is made perfect in
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  • weakness.
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  • I show off when all hell is
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  • breaking loose in your life.
  • 00:20:42.090 --> 00:20:43.280
  • I chose you, because I am not
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  • just the God of the morning.
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  • I am the God of the night
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  • before.
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  • I am not just a God of the
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  • victory.
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  • I am the God of the battle that
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  • Touch somebody and tell 'em,
  • 00:21:07.250 --> 00:21:08.150
  • "He's the God of the night
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  • before.
  • 00:21:09.130 --> 00:21:11.150
  • He's the God of the night
  • 00:21:11.150 --> 00:21:12.100
  • before.
  • 00:21:12.100 --> 00:21:13.140
  • He's the God of the night
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  • before."
  • 00:21:14.120 --> 00:21:15.060
  • I've found out anybody will get
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  • with you in the morning.
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  • Anybody will be there when
  • 00:21:18.080 --> 00:21:19.130
  • things get right.
  • 00:21:19.130 --> 00:21:20.220
  • Anybody will show up when you
  • 00:21:20.220 --> 00:21:21.230
  • get the breakthrough.
  • 00:21:21.230 --> 00:21:23.020
  • Anybody will be there when you
  • 00:21:23.020 --> 00:21:24.070
  • get the car.
  • 00:21:24.070 --> 00:21:25.050
  • Anybody will be there when you
  • 00:21:25.050 --> 00:21:26.050
  • get the house, but I need a God
  • 00:21:26.050 --> 00:21:28.090
  • who will walk down a dirty,
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  • dusty, lonely, frustrated,
  • 00:21:29.270 --> 00:21:32.120
  • aggravating, irritating road
  • 00:21:32.120 --> 00:21:34.260
  • When I was working sometimes 50
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  • hours a week and pastoring after
  • 00:21:43.190 --> 00:21:46.030
  • work and doing funerals on the
  • 00:21:46.030 --> 00:21:48.000
  • weekend and traveling for miles
  • 00:21:48.000 --> 00:21:49.180
  • and trying to get gas money and
  • 00:21:49.180 --> 00:21:52.060
  • taking pop bottles and selling
  • 00:21:52.060 --> 00:21:54.040
  • 'em to get gas to go teach Bible
  • 00:21:54.050 --> 00:21:57.050
  • class, if I woulda known that it
  • 00:21:57.100 --> 00:22:00.120
  • If I'd have had any idea that it
  • 00:22:08.210 --> 00:22:11.080
  • was gonna end up in Dallas,
  • 00:22:11.080 --> 00:22:13.080
  • Texas, at The Potter's House,
  • 00:22:13.080 --> 00:22:15.030
  • with 30.000 members and 350
  • 00:22:15.030 --> 00:22:17.130
  • people on staff, it wouldn't
  • 00:22:17.130 --> 00:22:18.230
  • have been so bad.
  • 00:22:18.230 --> 00:22:20.050
  • But the problem with the night
  • 00:22:20.050 --> 00:22:22.060
  • is that when you're in the night
  • 00:22:22.060 --> 00:22:24.010
  • you cannot see the morning.
  • 00:22:24.010 --> 00:22:26.070
  • "Weeping may endure for a
  • 00:22:26.150 --> 00:22:29.150
  • [laughing]
  • 00:22:33.220 --> 00:22:36.030
  • I just wonder what God has in
  • 00:22:36.030 --> 00:22:38.070
  • store for you in the morning.
  • 00:22:38.070 --> 00:22:40.290
  • Hold on.
  • 00:22:40.290 --> 00:22:43.150
  • Hold on.
  • 00:22:43.150 --> 00:22:45.140
  • Oh, oh, oh, I better quit 'cause
  • 00:22:47.210 --> 00:22:50.210
  • I feel something.
  • 00:22:50.210 --> 00:22:51.230
  • I feel something.
  • 00:22:51.230 --> 00:22:52.210
  • I feel something.
  • 00:22:52.210 --> 00:22:54.020
  • I feel something.
  • 00:22:54.020 --> 00:22:55.090
  • I feel something down in my
  • 00:22:55.090 --> 00:22:57.150
  • soul.
  • 00:22:57.150 --> 00:22:58.150
  • I feel something telling
  • 00:22:58.150 --> 00:22:59.260
  • Touch three people.
  • 00:23:22.160 --> 00:23:23.080
  • Don't say nothing.
  • 00:23:23.080 --> 00:23:23.250
  • Just say, "Just down the road."
  • 00:23:23.250 --> 00:23:25.060
  • Just down the road.
  • 00:23:25.060 --> 00:23:27.140
  • Just down the road there is a
  • 00:23:27.140 --> 00:23:29.100
  • blessing waiting on you.
  • 00:23:29.100 --> 00:23:30.260
  • Just down the road there is a
  • 00:23:30.260 --> 00:23:32.180
  • miracle waiting on you.
  • 00:23:32.180 --> 00:23:34.040
  • Just down the road there is a
  • 00:23:34.040 --> 00:23:35.250
  • testimony waiting on you.
  • 00:23:35.250 --> 00:23:37.090
  • Just down the road there is a
  • 00:23:37.090 --> 00:23:39.000
  • victory waiting on you.
  • 00:23:39.000 --> 00:23:40.090
  • Just down the road there's
  • 00:23:40.090 --> 00:23:41.280
  • deliverance waiting on you.
  • 00:23:41.280 --> 00:23:43.100
  • Just down the road there is a
  • 00:23:43.100 --> 00:23:45.000
  • brand-new job waiting on you.
  • 00:23:45.000 --> 00:23:46.110
  • Just down the road there is a
  • 00:23:46.110 --> 00:23:48.030
  • wife that will appreciate you.
  • 00:23:48.030 --> 00:23:49.220
  • Just down the road there is a
  • 00:23:49.220 --> 00:23:51.100
  • husband that will love you, just
  • 00:23:51.100 --> 00:23:53.020
  • And the Lord sent me here to
  • 00:23:57.220 --> 00:23:58.230
  • tell you that the night is
  • 00:23:58.230 --> 00:24:00.220
  • I don't know what you've been
  • 00:24:11.040 --> 00:24:11.250
  • walking through.
  • 00:24:11.250 --> 00:24:13.090
  • I don't know how heavy you are.
  • 00:24:13.090 --> 00:24:15.080
  • I don't know how many burdens
  • 00:24:15.080 --> 00:24:16.140
  • you've been carrying.
  • 00:24:16.140 --> 00:24:17.280
  • I don't know how long you've
  • 00:24:17.280 --> 00:24:18.280
  • cried.
  • 00:24:18.280 --> 00:24:19.290
  • I don't know what you suffered,
  • 00:24:19.290 --> 00:24:22.060
  • but I do know that weeping may
  • 00:24:22.060 --> 00:24:24.090
  • Shake somebody's hand like
  • 00:24:42.200 --> 00:24:43.110
  • you're gonna shake it off and
  • 00:24:43.110 --> 00:24:44.140
  • tell 'em, "This is my night
  • 00:24:44.140 --> 00:24:45.080
  • before.
  • 00:24:45.080 --> 00:24:47.190
  • This is my night before.
  • 00:24:47.190 --> 00:24:49.080
  • This is my night before.
  • 00:24:49.080 --> 00:24:50.250
  • This is my night before.
  • 00:24:50.250 --> 00:24:52.110
  • This is my night.
  • 00:24:52.110 --> 00:24:53.230
  • This is my night.
  • 00:24:53.230 --> 00:24:55.050
  • This is my night.
  • 00:24:55.050 --> 00:24:56.240
  • This is my night.
  • 00:24:56.240 --> 00:24:58.130
  • This is my night.
  • 00:24:58.130 --> 00:25:00.070
  • This is my night.
  • 00:25:00.070 --> 00:25:02.160
  • This is my night.
  • 00:25:02.160 --> 00:25:04.190
  • This is my night.
  • 00:25:04.190 --> 00:25:06.170
  • This is my night.
  • 00:25:06.170 --> 00:25:08.160
  • Oh, oh, this is my night."
  • 00:25:11.290 --> 00:25:14.290
  • I better quit 'cause I'm about
  • 00:25:14.290 --> 00:25:16.200
  • to mess up and feel like
  • 00:25:16.200 --> 00:25:18.020
  • Preacher [inaudible], while
  • 00:25:22.130 --> 00:25:25.130
  • Joseph and Mary was knocking on
  • 00:25:25.130 --> 00:25:27.210
  • hotels looking for their
  • 00:25:27.210 --> 00:25:30.020
  • blessing, there were three wise
  • 00:25:30.020 --> 00:25:32.150
  • men coming with gold and
  • 00:25:33.100 --> 00:25:36.100
  • [inaudible] and precious
  • 00:25:36.100 --> 00:25:38.040
  • ointment, and they were looking
  • 00:25:38.040 --> 00:25:40.020
  • for them.
  • 00:25:40.020 --> 00:25:41.100
  • And I wanna tell somebody who's
  • 00:25:41.100 --> 00:25:43.200
  • been looking for your blessing,
  • 00:25:43.200 --> 00:25:45.270
  • if you just stand still your
  • 00:25:45.270 --> 00:25:48.230
  • blessing is looking for you.
  • 00:25:49.090 --> 00:25:52.090
  • Eyes have not seen.
  • 00:25:52.150 --> 00:25:55.150
  • [music]
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  • - announcer: Do you need
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  • a miracle in your life?
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  • Have you been waiting for a
  • 00:26:07.030 --> 00:26:08.020
  • miracle to take place?
  • 00:26:08.020 --> 00:26:09.200
  • Do you wonder if a miracle is
  • 00:26:09.200 --> 00:26:11.040
  • possible?
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  • Yes, miracles still happen.
  • 00:26:12.080 --> 00:26:15.070
  • - Bishop Jakes: Everything
  • 00:26:15.070 --> 00:26:16.000
  • that's been on you, everything
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  • that's been holding you back,
  • 00:26:17.280 --> 00:26:19.200
  • everything that had you up under
  • 00:26:19.200 --> 00:26:21.080
  • attack, it's gonna get off of
  • 00:26:21.080 --> 00:26:23.020
  • you today.
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  • - announcer: For your gift of
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  • any amount you will receive
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  • Bishop Jakes' transformative
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  • message "Hearing When You're
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  • Hurting" on CD, or if in Canada
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  • on MP3, and this personal 25-day
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  • Advent booklet.
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  • And when your gift is $70 or
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  • more, we will add this "Follow
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  • the Star" book.
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  • When your gift is $150 or more,
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  • Happen," Bishop Jakes'
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  • 2-message series on DVD, or if
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  • in Canada on MP4, as well as
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  • this beautiful tea towel set.
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  • The same God that performed
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  • miracles in the Bible is here
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  • for you.
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  • Don't wait.
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  • Call or go online now.
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  • - Bishop Jakes: There's a
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  • - announcer: Feel free to reach
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  • out to us on social media and
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  • share your story of how God is
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  • impacting your life.
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  • We look forward to seeing you
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  • next time on "The Potter's
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  • Touch."
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  • The Potter's Touch
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