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November 27, 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: Something
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  • just drew you.
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  • There's a whole lot of places
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  • you could have been by now, but
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  • every time you got in the wrong
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  • place, something just kind of
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  • drew--everybody who understands
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  • what I'm saying, touch your
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  • neighbor and say, "I'm not my
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  • own.
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  • I'm not my own.
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  • I'm not my own.
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  • I signed up to follow the
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  • lights.
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  • The light is taking me
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  • The Potter's Touch
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  • The Potter's Touch
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  • - Bishop Jakes: I want you to
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  • focus not so much on the birth
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  • of Christ as splendorous and
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  • wondrous as it might be, not so
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  • much on the swaddling clothes
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  • and the manger and all the
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  • imagery and messages that are
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  • drawn from the understanding
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  • that the king of glory chose
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  • purposefully to be born in a
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  • barn.
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  • Wrapped not in fine designer
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  • clothes but in dirty milk rags
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  • he came into this world and none
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  • of the milk rags and the stench
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  • thereof could stop the glory of
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  • his coming and his splendorous
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  • grace.
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  • He understood who he was.
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  • He was not defined by what he
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  • wore.
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  • He was not defined by where he
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  • lived.
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  • He was defined by the inner
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  • treasure that possessed his
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  • soul.
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  • I want you to focus on the Magi,
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  • the wise men, the whole process
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  • whereby they came to find the
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  • baby Jesus.
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  • They are guided.
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  • And when you have that guidance,
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  • it is a kind of guidance that is
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  • a sure anchor for your soul.
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  • If you will understand this, you
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  • did not get to where you are by
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  • yourself, that you have been
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  • guided all of your life.
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  • When we hear Scriptures like,
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  • "The steps of a good man are
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  • ordered by the Lord, and he
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  • delighteth in his way,"
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  • sometimes we hear them, but we
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  • don't think them.
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  • You have to think those
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  • Scriptures and understand that
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  • your steps have been ordered or
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  • ordained by God, not just the
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  • You shout and say God ordered
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  • your steps when something
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  • wonderful happens, and you give
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  • God the praise for it.
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  • And when something bad happens,
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  • you say it came from Satan, but
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  • that is not true.
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  • Satan cannot get you off step.
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  • The steps of a good man are
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  • ordered by the Lord even if the
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  • good man is going through a bad
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  • place.
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  • Oh, you're not going to talk to
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  • me this morning.
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  • He ordered your steps.
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  • Somebody say, "He ordered my
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  • steps."
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  • Job said, "The Lord knows the
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  • way that I take.
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  • And when he has tried me, I
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  • shall come forth."
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  • At that point, Job was broken.
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  • Job was down and out.
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  • His children were dead.
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  • Everything was going crazy.
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  • His property was besieged, his
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  • house was burned and Job said,
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  • "God knows where I'm at."
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  • He knows my good times and my
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  • bad times, my uprisings and my
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  • down-sitting.
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  • He knows my financial situation.
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  • He knows what's going on in my
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  • house and in my emotions and in
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  • my heart.
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  • He knows the turbulence that's
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  • going on in my body and with my
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  • children.
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  • He knows what's going on in my
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  • neighborhood and in my family.
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  • He knows how I feel in my flesh
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  • and how I feel in my heart.
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  • He knows what's going on in my
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  • family and my situation.
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  • He knows what's happening on my
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  • job and in my career.
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  • He knows what's happening in my
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  • ministry and in my church.
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  • God knows.
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  • And if he guided me into it, the
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  • Ooh, oh, my God, what a
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  • wonderful thing it is to be
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  • guided by the Lord, to
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  • understand that our coming in
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  • and our going out is determined
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  • by the Lord.
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  • No wonder the Bible says, "I'm
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  • blessed in the city, blessed in
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  • the field, blessed in my
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  • uprising and blessed in my
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  • down-sitting, blessed in my
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  • going in and blessed when I'm
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  • coming out."
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  • What that means is everything
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  • doesn't feel blessed, but I just
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  • call it blessed.
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  • "I'm blessed when it's in, I'm
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  • blessed when it's out.
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  • I'm blessed in the city, I'm
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  • blessed in the field."
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  • Paul said, "I know how to
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  • abase, I know how to abound.
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  • I know how to have, I know how
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  • not to have because I know that
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  • God is--"
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  • I don't mean to get excited, but
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  • when I think about how he guided
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  • my own life I find myself
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  • getting emotional.
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  • I know that God will speak to
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  • you and tell you when to be
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  • still, and when to go forward
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  • and when to, hush, hold your
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  • peace and wait on me and trust
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  • me and use a little patience.
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  • "You're trying to rush me.
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  • Be still and know that I am God.
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  • Don't move to the left or the
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  • right."
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  • Just--I don't know, there's
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  • somebody is worried.
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  • Not a map.
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  • Not a navigational system.
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  • "Go down five blocks and turn
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  • left."
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  • Not a drawing.
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  • All they had was a light.
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  • Not a big light, not a bright
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  • light, not a light big like the
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  • sun where you can see details,
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  • just a twinkling star against
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  • the blackness of night.
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  • Painted on the canvas of total
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  • ebonized circumstances, there
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  • was one twinkling light.
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  • All hell may be breaking loose
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  • in your life, but if you still
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  • One twinkling, twinkling, almost
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  • blinking, flashing on again, off
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  • again, there it is, there it
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  • isn't.
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  • There it is, there it isn't.
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  • But I can see it well enough to
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  • take another step.
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  • I can't see every rock.
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  • I can't see every pothole.
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  • I didn't see that turtle.
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  • I didn't know that opossum
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  • was--but I saw enough light to
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  • take another step.
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  • God leads his children through
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  • dark places, dark places so
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  • strong you would think that the
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  • darkness would destroy the
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  • light.
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  • But we have a light that the
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  • John says, "In the beginning was
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  • the Word and the Word was with
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  • God and the Word was God.
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  • All things were made by him and
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  • without him was not anything
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  • made that was made.
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  • In him was life and the life was
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  • the light of men.
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  • The light shined in darkness,
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  • and the darkness comprehended it
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  • not."
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  • I don't care how dark things
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  • might be.
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  • It will never swallow up the
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  • light of a born-again, baptized,
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  • Spirit-filled believer.
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  • God will get you light in the
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  • hospital, in the nursing home,
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  • in the unemployment line.
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  • I don't care how dark it is.
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  • There is still enough light to
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  • [speaking in tongues]
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  • Oh, I praise him for the light,
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  • for the light, for the guiding
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  • light.
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  • "Before I formed thee in the
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  • belly, I knew thee, I ordained
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  • thee, I sanctified thee to be a
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  • prophet unto the nation."
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  • You didn't just happen.
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  • You weren't an accident.
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  • You weren't an incident.
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  • You weren't born by
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  • happenstance.
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  • You're not the result of a
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  • mistake whether your mother
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  • raised you or not, whether you
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  • met your father or not, whether
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  • you know who your father is or
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  • not, whether you were passed
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  • from foster home to foster home
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  • and house to house.
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  • Don't feel like you were an
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  • accident.
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  • God said, "I planned you, I
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  • purposed you, I created you, I
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  • formed you, and I ordained you.
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  • I'm guiding you step, by step,
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  • Ooh, I got a Word for somebody.
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  • Will you help me deliver it?
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  • Touch somebody and say, "You're
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  • You're right on course.
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  • You're right where you're
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  • supposed to be when you're
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  • supposed to be in.
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  • You're right on course.
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  • That's why you don't have to be
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  • bitter at anybody or anything
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  • because all they did was keep
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  • you on track.
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  • They might have meant it for
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  • evil, but God made it good.
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  • He used them to order your
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  • I want to talk to somebody this
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  • morning who has always had a
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  • feeling that you were guided.
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  • Something just drew you.
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  • There's a whole lot of places
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  • you could have been by now, but
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  • every time you got in the wrong
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  • place, something just kind of
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  • drew--you don't even know how
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  • you got out yourself, but
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  • something just drew you.
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  • My God, who am I preaching to
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  • He drew you away from people you
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  • Oh, you don't want to mess with
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  • me this morning.
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  • You don't want to mess with me
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  • this morning.
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  • He drew you away from people
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  • that you thought loved you.
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  • He drew you away from friends
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  • that you thought were really
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  • your friends.
  • 00:11:16.180 --> 00:11:18.120
  • Sometimes you didn't know till
  • 00:11:18.120 --> 00:11:19.260
  • you were out what they were
  • 00:11:19.260 --> 00:11:21.160
  • really all about, but God--
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  • Oh, when you see me shouting,
  • 00:11:26.280 --> 00:11:28.230
  • that's what I'm shouting about.
  • 00:11:28.230 --> 00:11:30.140
  • I'm shouting about the hands of
  • 00:11:30.140 --> 00:11:32.100
  • the witches that he snatched me
  • 00:11:32.100 --> 00:11:35.000
  • away from, the warlocks he
  • 00:11:35.000 --> 00:11:37.090
  • pulled me away from, the
  • 00:11:37.090 --> 00:11:39.190
  • pretenders he snatched me away
  • 00:11:39.190 --> 00:11:41.140
  • from.
  • 00:11:41.140 --> 00:11:42.180
  • I'm shouting about the things he
  • 00:11:42.180 --> 00:11:44.020
  • told me, "Hush, don't tell him
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  • that.
  • 00:11:45.050 --> 00:11:46.000
  • Hush, don't tell her that.
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  • Hold your peace over here.
  • 00:11:47.060 --> 00:11:48.210
  • Go over there."
  • 00:11:48.210 --> 00:11:49.230
  • God has been guiding you all of
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  • If I don't say anything else
  • 00:11:57.280 --> 00:11:59.140
  • this morning, you ought to
  • 00:11:59.140 --> 00:12:01.070
  • praise him for that guiding,
  • 00:12:01.070 --> 00:12:03.270
  • twinkling, flickering, flashing,
  • 00:12:04.160 --> 00:12:07.160
  • moving, glimpsing, divine,
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  • [music]
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  • - female: Thank you so much.
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  • We listen to the bishop almost
  • 00:12:22.130 --> 00:12:25.130
  • every day--every morning early,
  • 00:12:25.130 --> 00:12:27.280
  • and he's on our television and
  • 00:12:28.040 --> 00:12:31.040
  • blaring through the house.
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  • We love it.
  • 00:12:32.190 --> 00:12:33.160
  • - male: Thank you for having
  • 00:12:33.160 --> 00:12:34.100
  • the vision.
  • 00:12:34.100 --> 00:12:35.070
  • - female: Thank you.
  • 00:12:35.070 --> 00:12:36.180
  • Thank you so much for being
  • 00:12:36.180 --> 00:12:38.060
  • obedient to what God has called
  • 00:12:38.060 --> 00:12:39.140
  • [music]
  • 00:12:42.100 --> 00:12:45.100
  • - Bishop Jakes: If you are not
  • 00:12:45.100 --> 00:12:46.130
  • in the room where changes are
  • 00:12:46.130 --> 00:12:48.160
  • occurring, you are stuck in the
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  • yard where consequences are
  • 00:12:51.250 --> 00:12:54.090
  • [music]
  • 00:13:22.120 --> 00:13:25.120
  • - Bishop Jakes: Many are the
  • 00:13:25.120 --> 00:13:26.080
  • times they would have destroyed
  • 00:13:26.080 --> 00:13:28.160
  • me, but the light flickered and
  • 00:13:29.030 --> 00:13:32.030
  • I moved just in the nick of time
  • 00:13:34.020 --> 00:13:37.020
  • day by day and step by step.
  • 00:13:37.180 --> 00:13:40.180
  • Sometimes he moved me when I
  • 00:13:40.180 --> 00:13:42.150
  • didn't want to be moved.
  • 00:13:42.150 --> 00:13:44.190
  • Sometimes he pushed me out of my
  • 00:13:44.190 --> 00:13:46.070
  • comfort zone.
  • 00:13:46.070 --> 00:13:47.190
  • Sometimes I had to pray to
  • 00:13:47.190 --> 00:13:49.190
  • follow him along the way, but
  • 00:13:49.190 --> 00:13:52.040
  • the flickering light has brought
  • 00:13:52.040 --> 00:13:54.050
  • me through.
  • 00:13:54.050 --> 00:13:54.280
  • I know the witches hated it.
  • 00:13:54.280 --> 00:13:56.090
  • I know the warlocks hated it.
  • 00:13:56.090 --> 00:13:57.290
  • I know my enemies are mad about
  • 00:13:57.290 --> 00:13:59.130
  • it.
  • 00:13:59.130 --> 00:14:00.080
  • They were just about to snatch
  • 00:14:00.080 --> 00:14:01.130
  • Yeah.
  • 00:14:11.090 --> 00:14:12.220
  • Yes.
  • 00:14:12.220 --> 00:14:14.040
  • Everybody who understands what
  • 00:14:14.040 --> 00:14:15.230
  • I'm saying, touch your neighbor
  • 00:14:15.230 --> 00:14:17.070
  • and say, "I'm not my own.
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  • I'm not my own.
  • 00:14:20.160 --> 00:14:22.270
  • I'm not my own.
  • 00:14:22.270 --> 00:14:24.270
  • I don't make my own choices.
  • 00:14:24.270 --> 00:14:27.050
  • I don't make my own decisions.
  • 00:14:27.050 --> 00:14:29.140
  • I signed up to follow the
  • 00:14:29.140 --> 00:14:30.230
  • lights.
  • 00:14:30.230 --> 00:14:32.080
  • I want the devil to know, I want
  • 00:14:32.230 --> 00:14:35.230
  • the enemy to know, I want Satan
  • 00:14:36.020 --> 00:14:39.020
  • to know that the light is taking
  • 00:14:39.020 --> 00:14:41.250
  • me somewhere."
  • 00:14:41.250 --> 00:14:43.170
  • Or if you're on your way
  • 00:14:43.170 --> 00:14:45.000
  • somewhere, give God a praise in
  • 00:14:45.000 --> 00:14:47.000
  • Y'all ain't going nowhere.
  • 00:14:57.120 --> 00:14:58.120
  • My God, I feel something in this
  • 00:15:10.100 --> 00:15:12.120
  • place.
  • 00:15:12.120 --> 00:15:13.160
  • I better sit down while I can
  • 00:15:13.160 --> 00:15:15.170
  • 'cause if I get stirred up in
  • 00:15:15.170 --> 00:15:17.070
  • here, we're going to have
  • 00:15:17.070 --> 00:15:18.170
  • trouble in here because I know
  • 00:15:18.170 --> 00:15:20.230
  • that God didn't bring me this
  • 00:15:20.230 --> 00:15:22.230
  • far to leave me.
  • 00:15:22.230 --> 00:15:24.100
  • If he was going to drop me, he
  • 00:15:24.100 --> 00:15:26.090
  • could have dropped me long time
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  • ago.
  • 00:15:28.220 --> 00:15:30.000
  • Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey,
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  • hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey,
  • 00:15:37.190 --> 00:15:39.130
  • hey, hey, hey, hey.
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  • Slap somebody and say, "I'm on
  • 00:15:44.070 --> 00:15:45.080
  • my way.
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  • I'm on my way.
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  • I'm on my way.
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  • I'm on my way.
  • 00:15:54.280 --> 00:15:56.220
  • I'm on my way.
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  • I'm on my way, Sis.
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  • I'm on my way.
  • 00:16:00.060 --> 00:16:01.210
  • I'm on my way.
  • 00:16:01.210 --> 00:16:03.180
  • I'm going to date myself when I
  • 00:16:03.180 --> 00:16:05.010
  • say this, but there's a song,
  • 00:16:05.010 --> 00:16:07.120
  • there's a verse in "Amazing
  • 00:16:07.120 --> 00:16:08.110
  • Grace."
  • 00:16:08.110 --> 00:16:09.200
  • My favorite verse: "Through many
  • 00:16:09.200 --> 00:16:11.090
  • dangers."
  • 00:16:11.090 --> 00:16:13.140
  • Y'all don't know nothing about
  • 00:16:13.140 --> 00:16:14.020
  • that kind of stuff.
  • 00:16:14.240 --> 00:16:17.240
  • "Through many dangers, toils,
  • 00:16:17.240 --> 00:16:20.110
  • and snares, I have already come.
  • 00:16:23.250 --> 00:16:26.250
  • Twas grace that brought me safe
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  • Grace, nothing but grace.
  • 00:16:43.170 --> 00:16:46.170
  • I don't deserve it, I couldn't
  • 00:16:46.170 --> 00:16:49.100
  • That's why I sing, "I've got a
  • 00:16:58.190 --> 00:17:01.100
  • "That everything is going to be
  • 00:17:08.190 --> 00:17:11.190
  • all right."
  • 00:17:11.190 --> 00:17:14.010
  • Somebody shout, "All right."
  • 00:17:15.100 --> 00:17:18.100
  • The devil is saying, "I know
  • 00:17:18.100 --> 00:17:19.170
  • that ain't her saying all right.
  • 00:17:20.070 --> 00:17:23.070
  • All she's going through, I know
  • 00:17:23.070 --> 00:17:25.140
  • she not going to get up this
  • 00:17:25.140 --> 00:17:26.210
  • Sunday and holler all right all
  • 00:17:26.210 --> 00:17:29.150
  • the dark stuff she got to deal
  • 00:17:29.150 --> 00:17:31.070
  • with.
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  • Ain't no way he's going to be
  • 00:17:32.040 --> 00:17:33.140
  • talking about all right as funny
  • 00:17:33.140 --> 00:17:35.200
  • as his money is."
  • 00:17:35.200 --> 00:17:37.140
  • But the devil is a liar.
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  • Holler, "All right."
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  • All right.
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  • All right.
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  • All right.
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  • Shout it.
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  • All right.
  • 00:17:55.230 --> 00:17:57.280
  • Let your spirit hear it.
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  • One more all right and
  • 00:18:06.030 --> 00:18:08.030
  • somebody's going to get healed.
  • 00:18:08.030 --> 00:18:10.210
  • One more all right and
  • 00:18:10.210 --> 00:18:12.200
  • somebody's going to get loose.
  • 00:18:12.200 --> 00:18:15.090
  • "Guide me, oh, thou great
  • 00:18:44.290 --> 00:18:47.290
  • Jehovah, through this barren,
  • 00:18:49.100 --> 00:18:52.100
  • troubled land.
  • 00:18:52.100 --> 00:18:54.110
  • Guide me."
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  • Somebody throw your hands up and
  • 00:18:56.210 --> 00:18:57.280
  • I'm not there yet.
  • 00:19:04.090 --> 00:19:06.140
  • Guide me.
  • 00:19:06.140 --> 00:19:09.130
  • I'm not there yet.
  • 00:19:09.270 --> 00:19:12.270
  • I may not be there, but I'm too
  • 00:19:21.270 --> 00:19:24.270
  • close to turn back now.
  • 00:19:29.010 --> 00:19:32.010
  • I'm too close to give up now.
  • 00:19:33.120 --> 00:19:36.120
  • I'm too close to throw in the
  • 00:19:36.120 --> 00:19:38.290
  • towel.
  • 00:19:38.290 --> 00:19:40.130
  • Hallelujah.
  • 00:19:58.160 --> 00:20:00.220
  • Hallelujah.
  • 00:20:00.220 --> 00:20:03.040
  • Hallelujah.
  • 00:20:03.040 --> 00:20:05.070
  • Lead me.
  • 00:20:05.070 --> 00:20:07.070
  • Guide me.
  • 00:20:07.070 --> 00:20:09.080
  • Teach me.
  • 00:20:09.080 --> 00:20:11.030
  • Train me.
  • 00:20:11.030 --> 00:20:12.270
  • Show me.
  • 00:20:12.270 --> 00:20:14.250
  • But whatever you do, don't leave
  • 00:20:14.250 --> 00:20:17.100
  • me.
  • 00:20:17.100 --> 00:20:19.030
  • I need you.
  • 00:20:19.030 --> 00:20:21.000
  • I need you.
  • 00:20:21.000 --> 00:20:23.170
  • Somebody help me praise him.
  • 00:20:31.000 --> 00:20:34.000
  • So dark the night, clouds in the
  • 00:21:01.120 --> 00:21:04.120
  • sky, but I know it's all right
  • 00:21:05.090 --> 00:21:08.090
  • because Jesus is nigh--he's with
  • 00:21:08.250 --> 00:21:11.250
  • you.
  • 00:21:11.250 --> 00:21:12.270
  • the wise men were guided by
  • 00:21:31.180 --> 00:21:34.180
  • flickering lights to right where
  • 00:21:38.000 --> 00:21:41.000
  • Jesus was.
  • 00:21:41.000 --> 00:21:43.180
  • God said, "If you follow me, I'm
  • 00:21:43.180 --> 00:21:45.140
  • going to bring you right to the
  • 00:21:45.140 --> 00:21:46.200
  • spot of your predestined
  • 00:21:46.280 --> 00:21:49.280
  • purpose.
  • 00:21:49.280 --> 00:21:52.090
  • Praise me when you got a job,
  • 00:21:54.130 --> 00:21:57.130
  • praise me when you lose a job.
  • 00:21:58.210 --> 00:22:01.230
  • Praise me when people come in
  • 00:22:01.230 --> 00:22:04.020
  • your life, praise me when they
  • 00:22:04.230 --> 00:22:07.230
  • walk out of your life 'cause
  • 00:22:07.230 --> 00:22:10.030
  • it's all me pulling you out,
  • 00:22:11.150 --> 00:22:14.150
  • guiding you over."
  • 00:22:14.150 --> 00:22:16.190
  • Say, "Yes."
  • 00:22:16.190 --> 00:22:19.000
  • Say, "Yes."
  • 00:22:19.000 --> 00:22:21.020
  • Say, "Yes."
  • 00:22:21.020 --> 00:22:23.000
  • Oh, I got to quit.
  • 00:22:23.000 --> 00:22:23.250
  • I feel like preaching now.
  • 00:22:23.250 --> 00:22:25.020
  • I done preached myself--I done
  • 00:22:25.020 --> 00:22:27.130
  • preached myself happy.
  • 00:22:27.130 --> 00:22:28.280
  • The Bible said that when they
  • 00:22:33.150 --> 00:22:36.040
  • got to Jesus, they brought him
  • 00:22:36.040 --> 00:22:38.170
  • gifts, frankincense and myrrh,
  • 00:22:41.050 --> 00:22:44.050
  • laid it down at his feet.
  • 00:22:44.060 --> 00:22:47.060
  • And that's as if saying, "It's
  • 00:22:47.060 --> 00:22:48.130
  • not about what I went through to
  • 00:22:48.130 --> 00:22:49.190
  • get here.
  • 00:22:49.190 --> 00:22:52.110
  • It's not about how bad things
  • 00:22:52.110 --> 00:22:53.200
  • got for me to get here.
  • 00:22:53.200 --> 00:22:56.100
  • It's all about you, Jesus.
  • 00:22:56.100 --> 00:22:58.280
  • It's not about me, it's about
  • 00:22:58.280 --> 00:23:01.130
  • you.
  • 00:23:01.130 --> 00:23:02.050
  • It's not about who came, it's
  • 00:23:02.050 --> 00:23:03.080
  • not about who left.
  • 00:23:03.080 --> 00:23:04.290
  • It's not about the mountains,
  • 00:23:04.290 --> 00:23:05.260
  • the valley.
  • 00:23:05.260 --> 00:23:06.130
  • It's not about what I don't
  • 00:23:11.020 --> 00:23:11.260
  • understand.
  • 00:23:11.260 --> 00:23:13.190
  • It's not about what the light
  • 00:23:13.190 --> 00:23:14.200
  • didn't show me.
  • 00:23:15.050 --> 00:23:18.050
  • I thank you for the flickering,
  • 00:23:19.020 --> 00:23:22.020
  • flashing light.
  • 00:23:23.280 --> 00:23:26.280
  • It brought me to--brought me out
  • 00:23:28.240 --> 00:23:31.240
  • of this, brought me through
  • 00:23:31.240 --> 00:23:34.170
  • that, brought me around that
  • 00:23:35.170 --> 00:23:38.170
  • right there.
  • 00:23:39.290 --> 00:23:42.290
  • I thank you because when you led
  • 00:23:42.290 --> 00:23:45.100
  • me down, eventually you led me
  • 00:23:48.040 --> 00:23:51.040
  • back up again.
  • 00:23:51.240 --> 00:23:54.240
  • And you said if I would
  • 00:23:54.240 --> 00:23:56.010
  • acknowledge you in all my ways,
  • 00:23:57.150 --> 00:24:00.170
  • you would direct my path.
  • 00:24:00.170 --> 00:24:03.060
  • And I just want to say it's not
  • 00:24:03.060 --> 00:24:05.060
  • about me, it's all about you,
  • 00:24:05.060 --> 00:24:06.150
  • Jesus.
  • 00:24:06.150 --> 00:24:09.150
  • Not about ex-husbands and
  • 00:24:09.150 --> 00:24:10.210
  • current husbands and boyfriends
  • 00:24:10.210 --> 00:24:12.060
  • and who I'm seeing and who I'm
  • 00:24:12.060 --> 00:24:13.200
  • dating and who I'm loving and
  • 00:24:13.200 --> 00:24:15.240
  • who I wish would love me.
  • 00:24:15.240 --> 00:24:16.260
  • I've seen all of that come and
  • 00:24:16.260 --> 00:24:17.240
  • all of that go.
  • 00:24:17.240 --> 00:24:19.110
  • This ain't my first day at the
  • 00:24:19.110 --> 00:24:20.070
  • rodeo.
  • 00:24:20.070 --> 00:24:20.260
  • It's all about you, Jesus.
  • 00:24:20.260 --> 00:24:23.170
  • It's all about you, Lord.
  • 00:24:23.170 --> 00:24:25.270
  • It's all about you.
  • 00:24:25.270 --> 00:24:27.270
  • I didn't come this far not to
  • 00:24:27.270 --> 00:24:28.290
  • bring my gift to lay it at the
  • 00:24:28.290 --> 00:24:31.130
  • altar and worship you, worship
  • 00:24:31.130 --> 00:24:34.100
  • you and honor you and bless your
  • 00:24:34.100 --> 00:24:36.180
  • high name.
  • 00:24:36.180 --> 00:24:39.040
  • It's all about you.
  • 00:24:39.040 --> 00:24:41.230
  • If I've been murmuring, I'm
  • 00:24:41.230 --> 00:24:42.200
  • sorry.
  • 00:24:42.200 --> 00:24:44.150
  • If I've been complaining, I'm
  • 00:24:44.150 --> 00:24:45.160
  • through.
  • 00:24:45.160 --> 00:24:48.020
  • It's not about what I went
  • 00:24:48.020 --> 00:24:49.120
  • through, it's about you, Jesus,
  • 00:24:51.090 --> 00:24:54.090
  • guiding me and leading me and
  • 00:24:54.090 --> 00:24:55.260
  • teaching me and training me and
  • 00:24:55.260 --> 00:24:57.240
  • correcting me.
  • 00:24:57.240 --> 00:24:59.250
  • Have I said thank you for not
  • 00:24:59.250 --> 00:25:01.020
  • giving up on me?
  • 00:25:01.020 --> 00:25:03.270
  • I just want to thank you.
  • 00:25:03.270 --> 00:25:05.110
  • Any other god would have walked
  • 00:25:05.110 --> 00:25:08.000
  • out on me.
  • 00:25:08.000 --> 00:25:10.230
  • As silly as I've been and
  • 00:25:10.230 --> 00:25:11.260
  • stubborn and crazy and backwards
  • 00:25:11.260 --> 00:25:13.200
  • as I've been, thank you for
  • 00:25:16.040 --> 00:25:19.040
  • being my night watchman.
  • 00:25:19.260 --> 00:25:22.260
  • You brought me through.
  • 00:25:23.230 --> 00:25:26.230
  • I want to say thank you."
  • 00:25:29.180 --> 00:25:32.180
  • Yeah.
  • 00:25:32.180 --> 00:25:33.160
  • - It's all about you
  • 00:25:33.160 --> 00:25:36.030
  • - Bishop Jakes: What did you
  • 00:25:36.030 --> 00:25:36.210
  • say?
  • 00:25:36.210 --> 00:25:37.110
  • - It's all about you
  • 00:25:37.110 --> 00:25:39.010
  • - Bishop Jakes: Somebody lift
  • 00:25:39.010 --> 00:25:39.190
  • your hands and worship him and
  • 00:25:39.190 --> 00:25:40.120
  • say it, come on.
  • 00:25:40.120 --> 00:25:42.090
  • - I'm coming back
  • 00:25:42.090 --> 00:25:44.110
  • To the heart of worship
  • 00:25:46.040 --> 00:25:49.040
  • - Bishop Jakes: It's all
  • 00:25:49.040 --> 00:25:49.230
  • About you
  • 00:25:49.230 --> 00:25:50.240
  • - It's all about you
  • 00:25:50.240 --> 00:25:51.270
  • - Bishop Jakes: All about
  • 00:25:51.270 --> 00:25:52.150
  • You, Lord
  • 00:25:52.150 --> 00:25:53.140
  • It's all about you
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  • [music]
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  • - announcer: Do you need a
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  • miracle in your life?
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  • Have you been waiting for a
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  • miracle to take place?
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  • Do you wonder if a miracle is
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  • possible?
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  • Yes, miracles still happen.
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  • - Bishop Jakes: Everything
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  • that's been on you, everything
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  • that's been holding you back,
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  • everything that had you up
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  • under attack is going to get off
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  • of 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
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  • Canada, on mp3 and this personal
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  • 25-day 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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  • we will also add "Miracles Still
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  • Happen," Bishop Jakes'
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  • two-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 is 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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