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Incubate Your Dreams

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October 20, 2020
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • female announcer: Coming upon The Potter's Touch.
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  • Bishop TD Jakes: God is a God ofsystems and structures, and if
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  • you're about to crack and you'reoverloaded you're about to pull
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  • your hair out and you can'tsleep at night and things are
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  • getting on your nervesit's driving you crazy,
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  • it doesn't mean thatthe promise isn't yours.
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  • It means you needmore structure.
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  • It means you're carryingtoo much on yourself.
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  • ♪ The Potter's TouchThe Potter's Touch ♪♪
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  • Bishop TD Jakes:You're an incubator.
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  • Turn to somebody and say,I'm an incubator.
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  • I'm not just talkin' aboutgivin' birth, 'cause some of
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  • y'all don't want no more kids,you done had your kids, you
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  • don't want to see no more kids,you pat your kids on the head
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  • and you run for the border, someof you don't want no children
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  • at all.
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  • I'm not just trying to teach youhow to incubate a baby, but I am
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  • trying to teach you how toincubate a business, incubate
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  • a ministry, incubate a brand,incubate success in your life,
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  • and be fulfilled in your life.
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  • You are by nature an incubator.
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  • If God trusted you as anincubator, stop telling yourself
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  • that you can't incubate thatministry, that vision, that home
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  • for unwed mothers, that dreamcenter, that thing that God has
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  • impregnated you with.
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  • He put it inside of you for youto incubate it.
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  • I don't know who I'm talking toand you're frustrated 'cause
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  • it hadn't happened yet, butafter you suffered a while--
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  • [cheering]
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  • Touch somebody and tell 'em,I'm an incubator.
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  • When you say, I'm an incubator,it means I'm carrying something,
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  • there's something inside of meother than me, there's something
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  • inside of me more important thanme.
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  • It means I gotta be careful whatI eat, I gotta get a certain
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  • amount of rest, I can't playcertain games with certain kinds
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  • of people, because I aman incubator.
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  • All the incubators in the housemake some noise.
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  • [cheering]
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  • Now I'm gonna give you aScripture.
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  • In Genesis chapter 3, verse14-15, take a look at this.
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  • We doin' all right?
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  • And the Lord God said unto theserpent, this is what God said
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  • to the serpent in the gardenwhen all hell broke loose and
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  • Satan had infiltratedthe system.
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  • Oh, gosh.
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  • See, what Satan did when he cameinto the garden was throw a kink
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  • in the system.
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  • God is a God of systems.
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  • I won't talk about it tonight,because it's in the book
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  • and you can get the book, it hasgot more in it about it.
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  • God, when he set man in thegarden, set him in a system.
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  • He didn't create the man untilhe had the system.
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  • He had created the moon to ruleby night, the sun to rule by
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  • day, separated the firmamentsabove from the firmaments that
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  • were beneath, told the ocean togo here and no further, created
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  • dry land, created vegetation.
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  • God did not put man into a placethat had no system.
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  • So the enemy knows, in orderto really penetrate the plan
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  • of God, he has to subvertthe system.
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  • In the book I talk about systemsand structures.
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  • You need structures.
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  • I'll just say this, there's morein the book, but I'll say this
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  • to you.
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  • When you are becoming moresuccessful, you are becoming
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  • more stressful.
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  • Anybody know what it is tobecome more stressful?
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  • Stress does not mean that youcannot handle it.
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  • Stress means that you needmore structure.
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  • As the Lord adds more stress toyour life, it is an indication
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  • that your success has succeededyour structure.
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  • Anytime your success succeedsyour structure, you have to stop
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  • succeeding and realign and addmore structure to handle
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  • more weight.
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  • Okay.
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  • I'm just throwin' that in forfree, I didn't charge you
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  • for that.
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  • Anyway, let me read theScripture.
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  • And the Lord God said unto theserpent, because thou has done
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  • this, thou art cursed abovecattle because you have messed
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  • with my system.
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  • I set everything this--Oh, I wish I had real good time.
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  • I set everything in a system soI wouldn't have to do this again
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  • and I sat down and rested.
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  • I started a system so completethat I'd never have to say,
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  • let there be again.
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  • Everything I created,I created with the seed.
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  • Everything I created, I createdwith the seed inside of itself.
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  • So I would never have to say,let there be again.
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  • Because every time there wasanother generation to come
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  • forth, I am a God of systems.
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  • Time as a system.
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  • Day is a system.
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  • Night is a system.
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  • Months are a system.
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  • Weeks are a system.
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  • They're rotations.
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  • That God is a God of rotation,he's a spinning God, he's a
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  • moving God, he's a rotating God.
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  • Glory to God.
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  • And everything that God createdis spinning because
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  • God is spinning.
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  • And time is spinning.
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  • And days are spinning.
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  • And that's why if you open upyour watch, your watch is
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  • spinning, because your watch isimitating God's solar system.
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  • God is a God of systemsand structures.
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  • And if you're about to crack andyour overloaded, you're about
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  • to pull your hair out, and youcan't sleep at night, and things
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  • are getting on your nerves, it'sdriving you crazy, it doesn't
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  • mean that the promise isn'tyours, it means you need
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  • more structure.
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  • It means you're carrying toomuch on yourself.
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  • It means you're not reservin'yourself for your highest and
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  • best use.
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  • It means you need to undergirdyourself with structures
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  • and systems to accommodatethis level of growth.
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  • That means that where you hadthree people you need 12.
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  • Maybe where you had 12 youneed 70.
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  • The greater the challenge,the greater the system.
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  • I am not talking aboutsurrounding yourself
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  • with groupies.
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  • Most people pick people who needyou, not people who feed you.
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  • Because you tend to be soinsecure that you are a
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  • threatened by talented people.
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  • You got a bunch of people,but they're all go-fetch-its.
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  • And if everybody in your circleis somewhat less than you,
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  • how do they add to you?
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  • Now, so he says to the serpent,I want you to crawl on your
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  • belly all the days of your lifebecause you have done this,
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  • you've messed with my system,you've mess with my structure,
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  • you broke my rest.
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  • And I had entered into my restand now the voice of the Lord
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  • has to walk through the cool ofthe garden and start putting
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  • things back in place.
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  • Adam, where art thou?
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  • You moved out of the system.
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  • Something in my system has movedout of place, and it broke
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  • the seventh day rest.
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  • And we don't hear God talkinganymore about Sabbath until
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  • the book of Exodus,about 2.500 years later.
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  • God stopped talkin' about restbecause you can't rest
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  • in a system that's broken.
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  • Are you hearing what I'm saying?
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  • But this is what's coolabout it.
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  • That wasn't what's cool aboutit, here's what's cool about it.
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  • He says, "And I will put enmitybetween thee and the woman."
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  • That's what God said to Satan.
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  • This is the first, and I won'texhaust the Messianic value of
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  • this text, but this is the firstMessianic prophecy in the Bible
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  • about the coming of Jesus, andit is given in the book of
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  • Genesis, chapter 3, verse 14-15,and it is given about the woman,
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  • but it is given to the serpent.
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  • The woman is standing next tohim, in a minute he's going to
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  • talk to her, so he could havetalked to her about her, but he
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  • told the devil, he said, whatI'm going to send against you
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  • to tear you up is gonna comethrough the woman.
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  • And I will put enmity betweenthe woman and the serpent.
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  • There will be a naturalinclination in women
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  • to fight devils.
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  • [cheering]
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  • I have said this for years andit's true.
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  • I appreciate men, I'm not sayingwe can't get a prayer through,
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  • we absolutely can get a prayerthrough.
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  • The shadow of the apostles werefalling on people and they were
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  • getting healed and there is aplace in the kingdom for praying
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  • men and the Bible talks aboutmen lifting up holy hands
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  • without wrath or without theeffectual fervent prayer of a
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  • righteous man availeth much, andI appreciate all my prayin' men.
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  • But when I really get ready toget a breakthrough, i don't ask
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  • no man to pray for me, 'causemen gonna pray about three
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  • minutes and we're gonna sitdown.
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  • Bless him, Lord, Jesus, Father,you know what he stands in need
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  • of, bless God and we want you towork it out today, in Jesus'--
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  • When you tell a woman to pray,you got a fight on your hands.
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  • Are there any prayin' sistersin this house?
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  • Make some noise.
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  • [cheering]
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  • He says, I will put enmitybetween the woman and
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  • the serpent.
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  • You have instincts, you sensestuff, you walk in the rooms and
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  • you feel stuff, you meet people,you don't have no evidence,
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  • you don't have no proof,but you know something
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  • is wrong with him.
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  • [cheering]
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  • God warned the enemy, your worstnightmare is going to come from
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  • the woman.
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  • And I will put enmity againstthe serpent and the woman and
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  • against thy seed and her seed.
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  • And her seed shall bruise yourhead and thou shalt bruise
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  • his heel.
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  • This is a Messianic prophecyabout Jesus Christ, but it is
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  • also a template for a womanunderstanding that God says to
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  • the enemy, watch out for theincubator.
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  • Because an incubator, once theyget to incubate it, they'll take
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  • time, they won't get over it,they won't forget it, that's why
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  • you gotta be careful what youlet get in your womb, because if
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  • you let unforgiveness or pain orunbelief get in your womb,
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  • whatever gets inside of youyou're gonna incubate it.
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  • And the enemy tries to plant allkind of evil stuff, because if
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  • it gets inside of you, you havea hard time getting it out.
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  • But Jesus said, I come that youmight have life.
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  • [cheering]
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • Bishop TD Jakes: Some things canonly come from God.
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  • And she said, "I am a womanof a sorrowful spirit,
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  • but have poured out my soulbefore the Lord."
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  • She said, "A praying woman."
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  • God says the thing that bringspeace to pain is making
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  • your request madeknown unto God.
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • How is your prayer life lately?
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • Bishop TD Jakes: These are thethree stages of development.
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  • First one is germination,second one is gestation,
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  • the third one is manifestation.
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  • Germination is when a seed goesfrom stagnation to stimulation.
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  • The reason I want to talk aminute about germination is
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  • there a certain seeds in youof greatness that have been
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  • in a state of stagnation.
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  • Potentials that are there,but they're stagnant.
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  • It's like a seed on a shelf.
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  • It's there, but it's stagnant.
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  • But in germination you have totake it from stagnation to
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  • stimulation, which means youhave to change the environment.
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  • The seed will never become cornon the shelf.
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  • You have to put it in anenvironment of stimulation.
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  • So in germination it's findingyour stimulation place.
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  • I tell people about joininga church.
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  • You should join a churchthat speaks to you.
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  • Not by the choir, not by thepew, not by the parking,
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  • you need to join a churchthat makes your baby leap.
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  • [cheering]
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  • Uh-huh!
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  • That's your witness right there.
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  • There's your witness.
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  • Somebody help me praise theLord, just three minutes
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  • of crazy pray.
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  • Just three minutesof crazy pray.
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  • That's a breakthrough.
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  • That's a break, break, break.
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  • That's a breakthrough.
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  • That's a break, break,break, break.
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  • [cheering]
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  • I gotta stop.
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  • If I go too far I'm gonna goover there and I won't be back.
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  • If I go over there I won't getback.
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  • Somebody shout, germination.
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  • Stage two is gestation.
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  • Gestation means it's alive,but it's under development.
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  • Certain things you hold back,not because
  • 00:15:43.792 --> 00:15:46.128
  • you don't believe in it.
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  • Certain people I held back,certain gifts are held back.
  • 00:15:47.896 --> 00:15:51.967
  • Some of my children I held back,not because I didn't believe
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  • you, I believed in you, but Iknew you were under development.
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  • And until gestation is completeand early birth is dangerous.
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  • So you're gonna go fromgermination to gestation.
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  • Gestation means it's alive,but it's under development.
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  • Number three, you're goin'into manifestation.
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  • I don't even have to explainmanifestation.
  • 00:16:19.094 --> 00:16:22.598
  • Developed from conceptualizationto realization.
  • 00:16:22.631 --> 00:16:28.837
  • From concept to realization.
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  • From idea to right in front ofme.
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  • That's your goal is to see onthe outside what you saw on
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  • the inside.
  • 00:16:38.981 --> 00:16:41.683
  • Now I'm gonna show yousomething, it's a lot more
  • 00:16:41.717 --> 00:16:44.686
  • but I'm gonna show you thisin close.
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  • A couple of things I want youto see.
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  • Put my acorn up.
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  • Put the acorn on the screenfor me.
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  • I'm not gonna do that part.
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  • Put the acorn up on the screen,I want to see the acorn,
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  • if you've got an acorn.
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  • If you don't have one,go get one.
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  • Found one, yeah, there it is.
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  • Don't no birdswanna lodge on it?
  • 00:17:02.438 --> 00:17:08.610
  • Don't no foxes wanna hideunder it?
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  • Don't no rabbits wannabuild up under it?
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  • Don't no squirrels wannaclimb it, because it's an acorn?
  • 00:17:18.821 --> 00:17:23.926
  • Put the oak tree up there.
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  • Everything that is in the oaktree, y'all don't get it.
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  • Everything that is in the oaktree is in the acorn.
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  • The acorn is just gestation.
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  • The tree, put it back,is manifestation.
  • 00:17:55.257 --> 00:17:59.261
  • The Lord told me that you weregonna come in here with some
  • 00:17:59.294 --> 00:18:02.698
  • acorns, but there's some treesinside of you.
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  • And they might not want to lodgeup under you right now, but
  • 00:18:08.670 --> 00:18:11.473
  • before this thing is over yourbranches are gonna come out in
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  • every direction.
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  • I want to show you this.
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  • I want to show you this.
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  • See, the acorn is the treeconcealed.
  • 00:18:23.819 --> 00:18:32.594
  • The acorn is the tree concealed.
  • 00:18:32.628 --> 00:18:37.466
  • The oak tree is the treerevealed.
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  • Everything I am, I was.
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  • Everything I am, I was.
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  • It might have been in seed formbut it was there all the time.
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  • You can't bring nothing out ofsomebody that's not in 'em.
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  • I can't turn you into nothin'that you wasn't already.
  • 00:19:05.160 --> 00:19:08.830
  • If you wasn't great in the firstplace, I cannot make you great.
  • 00:19:08.864 --> 00:19:12.801
  • My stage won't make you great.
  • 00:19:12.834 --> 00:19:15.003
  • My friendship won't make yougreat.
  • 00:19:15.037 --> 00:19:17.239
  • My favor won't make you great.
  • 00:19:17.272 --> 00:19:19.107
  • All I can do is pullout of you--
  • 00:19:19.141 --> 00:19:22.644
  • Put my first church upon the board,
  • 00:19:28.984 --> 00:19:30.285
  • I want to show you somethingand I'll be done.
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  • That's my first church I owned,in a place called Smithers,
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  • West Virginia.
  • 00:19:37.526 --> 00:19:39.094
  • I pastored in Montgomery,but this is the first place
  • 00:19:39.127 --> 00:19:40.996
  • we ever bought.
  • 00:19:41.029 --> 00:19:42.631
  • This here's a temple of faith.
  • 00:19:42.664 --> 00:19:47.269
  • My sister over there is laughing'cause she remembered it.
  • 00:19:47.302 --> 00:19:51.106
  • This is Corelli's grocery storeover here, got the best bologna
  • 00:19:51.139 --> 00:19:55.444
  • in the world.
  • 00:19:55.477 --> 00:19:59.047
  • This is a temple of faith.
  • 00:19:59.081 --> 00:20:01.984
  • This is my Church.
  • 00:20:02.017 --> 00:20:05.387
  • I put that brick on that wall,I ordered that stained glass
  • 00:20:05.420 --> 00:20:10.993
  • window that's up in thosewindows right there.
  • 00:20:11.026 --> 00:20:13.895
  • I had that cross put on top ofthere, and the aluminum that's
  • 00:20:13.929 --> 00:20:16.865
  • wrapped around it.
  • 00:20:16.898 --> 00:20:18.200
  • I remember the stained glasswhen we put it in,
  • 00:20:18.233 --> 00:20:19.835
  • went right here.
  • 00:20:19.868 --> 00:20:21.169
  • This is my church.
  • 00:20:21.203 --> 00:20:23.038
  • This is a temple of faith.
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  • This is The Potter's House.
  • 00:20:27.476 --> 00:20:31.146
  • [cheering]
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  • Y'all don't hear me.
  • 00:20:36.818 --> 00:20:38.220
  • Is there anybody up in thebalcony that hears me?
  • 00:20:38.253 --> 00:20:41.423
  • Is there somebody in theoverflow in the pink pavilion?
  • 00:20:41.456 --> 00:20:43.925
  • Somebody, somewhere?
  • 00:20:43.959 --> 00:20:45.627
  • I know you don't recognize it,but this, this is
  • 00:20:45.661 --> 00:20:53.869
  • The Potter's House.
  • 00:20:53.902 --> 00:20:56.271
  • I cut the tabernacle in here.
  • 00:20:56.305 --> 00:21:00.642
  • I wasn't despisin' it, and Iwasn't hatin' it, I wasn't
  • 00:21:00.676 --> 00:21:04.246
  • feeling bad about it, I wasproud about it, I was honored to
  • 00:21:04.279 --> 00:21:08.317
  • be the Pastor, I had to drive anhour and 20 just to get to the
  • 00:21:08.350 --> 00:21:13.021
  • church after I got off work.
  • 00:21:13.055 --> 00:21:22.464
  • Y'all wasn't comin' then.
  • 00:21:22.497 --> 00:21:25.967
  • No birds in my branches, no foxat my roots, no squirrels
  • 00:21:26.001 --> 00:21:32.407
  • climbing up my tree, despise notthe day of small beginnings
  • 00:21:32.441 --> 00:21:38.980
  • this is.
  • 00:21:39.014 --> 00:21:40.349
  • If I didn't survive this.
  • 00:21:44.519 --> 00:21:54.463
  • This is the church I fellthrough the floor in because
  • 00:21:54.496 --> 00:21:58.367
  • the wood was so rotten.
  • 00:21:58.400 --> 00:21:59.701
  • This is the church a treewas growing in.
  • 00:21:59.735 --> 00:22:01.803
  • This is the church that wascondemned by the city.
  • 00:22:01.837 --> 00:22:05.874
  • This is the church I bought for$36.000.
  • 00:22:05.907 --> 00:22:10.312
  • This is the church where I gotmy first loan in.
  • 00:22:10.345 --> 00:22:13.582
  • This is the church where I builtthe bathroom stalls in.
  • 00:22:13.615 --> 00:22:16.785
  • Me and Serita.
  • 00:22:16.818 --> 00:22:18.153
  • This is the church that I havepictures of First Lady on a
  • 00:22:18.186 --> 00:22:21.923
  • ladder in a pair of coverallswith paint all over her clothes
  • 00:22:21.957 --> 00:22:25.627
  • and in her hair helping mepaint.
  • 00:22:25.660 --> 00:22:28.096
  • That's why you get to wearthe diamonds now.
  • 00:22:28.130 --> 00:22:29.898
  • That's why you get to wearthe stilettos.
  • 00:22:29.931 --> 00:22:31.266
  • That's why you get to wearthe jewelry.
  • 00:22:31.299 --> 00:22:34.970
  • If you suffer with me.
  • 00:22:35.003 --> 00:22:38.006
  • Last night she went out, she hadon stilettos and a chinchilla.
  • 00:22:45.847 --> 00:22:49.484
  • She earned that chinchilla,baby.
  • 00:22:49.518 --> 00:22:55.991
  • She earned that chinchilla withpaintbrushes and climbing up
  • 00:22:56.024 --> 00:22:57.993
  • on ladders.
  • 00:22:58.026 --> 00:22:59.327
  • After you suffered a while, theBible said, I'll establish you.
  • 00:22:59.361 --> 00:23:04.533
  • Slap somebody and say, don't yougive up on your dream.
  • 00:23:04.566 --> 00:23:07.602
  • [cheering]
  • 00:23:07.636 --> 00:23:09.671
  • Your acorn has gotan oak tree in it.
  • 00:23:09.704 --> 00:23:12.607
  • Your small beginninghas a possibility.
  • 00:23:12.641 --> 00:23:18.647
  • I couldn't have got 300 peoplein that church if they
  • 00:23:23.151 --> 00:23:26.621
  • were anorexic.
  • 00:23:26.655 --> 00:23:29.524
  • But you don't wait 'til you getbig to get great.
  • 00:23:29.558 --> 00:23:34.329
  • Acorn is an oak tree when it'sbeing stepped on, when people
  • 00:23:34.362 --> 00:23:38.967
  • are walkin' on the top of it,it still is what it is.
  • 00:23:39.000 --> 00:23:43.805
  • Slap your neighbor and say,it what it is.
  • 00:23:43.839 --> 00:23:49.845
  • Run over and slap your neighborand say, I'm an incubator!
  • 00:23:56.518 --> 00:24:00.989
  • ♪♪♪
  • 00:24:01.022 --> 00:24:03.091
  • [cheering]
  • 00:24:03.124 --> 00:24:10.765
  • Put church number two up there.
  • 00:24:10.799 --> 00:24:13.535
  • This was my second church,paid $540.000 for it.
  • 00:24:13.568 --> 00:24:20.442
  • Got turned down to ten banksbefore I got it.
  • 00:24:20.475 --> 00:24:23.745
  • Sat in the driveway crying'cause I couldn't get a loan
  • 00:24:23.778 --> 00:24:26.748
  • to go through.
  • 00:24:26.781 --> 00:24:28.116
  • Thought it was never goingto happen in my life.
  • 00:24:28.149 --> 00:24:31.453
  • It used to be a savingsand loans company.
  • 00:24:31.486 --> 00:24:34.422
  • I drove past it every day.
  • 00:24:34.456 --> 00:24:37.025
  • I got out and walked around andspeaking in tongues saying, God,
  • 00:24:37.058 --> 00:24:41.396
  • I know you're able to make a wayout of no way.
  • 00:24:41.429 --> 00:24:45.901
  • I didn't have all the money, Ididn't have all the resources,
  • 00:24:45.934 --> 00:24:50.338
  • but I said, I had to fightfor it.
  • 00:24:50.372 --> 00:24:52.908
  • I came to tell you, God,you gotta fight.
  • 00:24:52.941 --> 00:24:55.844
  • I don't care if you've gottasell biscuits, I don't care you
  • 00:24:55.877 --> 00:25:01.750
  • gotta work another job,if you're gonna get this
  • 00:25:01.783 --> 00:25:05.253
  • you've got to--
  • 00:25:05.287 --> 00:25:08.290
  • So I showed you the first oneI owned, and then I showed you
  • 00:25:15.130 --> 00:25:18.500
  • the second one I owned.
  • 00:25:18.533 --> 00:25:20.902
  • And when I left, this one, show'em the third one, that's this
  • 00:25:20.936 --> 00:25:25.473
  • place down here in Dallas.
  • 00:25:25.507 --> 00:25:27.676
  • You don't recognize it 'causeit's next door and I tore
  • 00:25:27.709 --> 00:25:32.581
  • it down.
  • 00:25:32.614 --> 00:25:33.949
  • But when I came to Dallas I paid$3.2 million for it.
  • 00:25:33.982 --> 00:25:38.219
  • While I was back in the churchyou was laughing at, I saved up
  • 00:25:38.253 --> 00:25:41.856
  • $1.9 million to make a downpayment on a $3.2 million bill.
  • 00:25:41.890 --> 00:25:49.230
  • You got to have a strategy.
  • 00:25:49.264 --> 00:25:52.200
  • I don't care who laughs at you,I don't care who looks at you
  • 00:25:52.233 --> 00:25:56.304
  • funny, you gotta havea strategy.
  • 00:25:56.338 --> 00:25:58.974
  • Slap your sister and say,strategy.
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  • female announcer: Feel free toreach out to us on social media
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  • ♪ The Potter's TouchThe Potter's Touch ♪♪
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  • ♪♪♪
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