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In It to Win It

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May 17, 2020
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The Potter's Touch program; featuring the ministry of Bishop T.D. Jakes; tackles today's topics and issues by offering practical and spiritual solutions to life's toughest questions.

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In It to Win It

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  • female announcer: Comingup on The Potter's Touch:
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  • Pastor Toure Roberts:And if God has put them
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  • in it, by gollyI'm gonna win it.
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  • If that's you, take about eightseconds to say, "That's me.
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  • That's me.That's me."
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • ♪ The Potter's Touch,The Potter's Touch. ♪♪
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  • Pastor Roberts: So whenknowledge is increasing, and as
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  • a result of it people startgoin' crazy because they're
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  • distracted, and they startedleaving your churches.
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  • He says, "I wanna raiseup a wise people.
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  • I'm gonna raise up a people whoare experts.
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  • I'm gonna raise up a people whowill be people determined not
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  • to know anything so that theycan learn some things--" you had
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  • to be here this morning to getthat from Bishop Jakes.
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  • I'm gonna raise up some peoplewho are not so stuck.
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  • I'm gonna raise up some peoplewho are committed to being
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  • unstuck because they realizethat God has put them in it.
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  • And if God has put them in it,by golly I'm gonna win it.
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  • If that's you, take about eightseconds and say, "That's me.
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  • That's me. That's me. That's me.
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  • That's me.That's me."
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  • I'm not gonna be in this thingand lose.
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  • It costs too much.
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  • There are some people in here,and you have been through hell.
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  • It has cost you too much notto win.
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  • You've been through too much.
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  • You fought through too much.
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  • You survived too much.
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  • I'm gonna win by any meansnecessary.
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  • To the Jew I became as the Jewto win the Jew.
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  • To by any means win some.
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  • And so I'mma tell ya, reallyquickly.
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  • Four things you've gotta bein this season.
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  • Four things so important.
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  • The first thing you have to bein this season is
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  • an interpreter.
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  • I feel the Holy Ghost.
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  • You're gonna have to be morethan a preacher.
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  • You're gonna have to be morethan just a business person
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  • running your business.
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  • You're gonna have to bean interpreter.
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  • You're gonna have to--in the text in Matthew Chapter
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  • 16, here is why Jesus, Ibelieve, here's why Jesus was
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  • upset with the Pharisees.
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  • And it's this thought issubstantiated by what he was
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  • pleased with.
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  • He's upset with the Phariseesbecause the Pharisees had
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  • the word but were spirituallylazy.
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  • Feel the Holy Ghost.
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  • They're asking him, "Give mea sign."
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  • And Jesus is like, "You gotthe word.
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  • You've been with me for yearsand for generations, and you're
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  • being spiritually lazy.
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  • You're not accessing the riverbed of wisdom and revelation."
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  • Oh, you're gonna get it today.
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  • Jesus was upset with him becausethey wanted, they wanted it
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  • easy.
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  • They wanted the kingdom to beeasy.
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  • So that instead of pressing in,instead of fasting and praying
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  • and seeking and dying, come on,somebody.
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  • You know, sometimes you gottadie to get a revelation.
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  • Instead of humbling yourselfand praying and seeking the face
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  • of God, they'd rather bein their robes and in their
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  • comfortable situations.
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  • And Jesus says, "Enough."
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  • And then he turns to hisdisciples, and he tells his
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  • disciples, "Watch out for that.
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  • Watch out for that spirit."
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  • It's called having a formof godliness, but denying
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  • the power thereof.
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  • This thing is about power.
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  • This thing is not about music.
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  • This thing is about power.
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  • It's about the Holy Ghost.
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  • I can't do nothingwithout the Holy Ghost.
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  • You can't do nothingwithout the Holy Ghost.
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  • You need power.
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  • And you also need revelation.
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  • Jesus said, "Watch out for that.
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  • Watch out for that Phariseestuff."
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  • Right there in the contextof them asking him for what they
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  • should have been able to accesson their own.
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  • "But I don't want to fast.
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  • I don't wanna pray.
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  • I don't want to study.
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  • I don't want to ask questionsof the text.
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  • I want it my way."
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  • And Jesus says, "I rebuke thatspirit."
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  • And he tells his disciples whohe was raising up and training
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  • and leading, and then watch thatjuxtaposed against his encounter
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  • with Peter.
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  • So then he goes straightfrom that, and he goes into-- oh
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  • and he says, by the way, hesays-- he says, "The leaving
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  • of the Pharisees, the doctrineof the Pharisee, in other words,
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  • the doctrine the Pharisee isteaching without revelation.
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  • How can you move anything if youteach without revelation?"
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  • Revelation, the revelation thatGod gives you personally
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  • from the word is what bringsthe transformational aspect
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  • and dynamic to it.
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  • You've got people preachingother people's sermons.
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  • And they're wondering whilenobody's life is changing.
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  • Will you get in the presenceof God and get your own word?
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  • You can buy sermons online now.
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  • This thing is crazy.
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  • It's crazy.
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  • Eyes have not seen, ears havenot heard, nor has it entered
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  • into the heart of man the thingsthat God has prepared for those
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  • who love him, yet they have beenrevealed by the spirit because
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  • the spirit searches the deepthings of God.
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  • It knows the mind of Godand it's searching, and it's
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  • seeking, and it's got revelationfor your life.
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  • A revelation for your marriage.
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  • Revelation for your ministry.
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  • Revelation for your business.
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  • And it never runs out.
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  • It is always fresh.
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  • It is always current.
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  • That's what I love about my dad.
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  • He's always fresh.
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  • He's always current because he'sa man of revelation.
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  • You gotta be an interpreter.
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  • You gotta have an Issachartype of anointing where you
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  • understand times and seasons.
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  • Because what I'm afraid of isyou giving so much energy
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  • and effort to now, that youcompletely miss next.
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  • Part part of, part of the seedof now is not for now.
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  • I wish I could say that better.
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  • I wish I could say it better.
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  • Part of the creative energyand force that God gives you now
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  • is not even for now, it'sfor later.
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  • And if you get stuck in yourworld, in the world of you,
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  • in your box, and you areconsumed with now, when next
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  • shows up, you'll be irrelevant.
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  • That's what I'm talkin' about.
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  • So we gotta be interpreters.
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  • Now look at that juxtaposedagainst his encounter
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  • with Peter.
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  • It was beautiful to Jesus, itwas music to his ears.
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  • So he goes out there and he'slike, "I'mma prove the point
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  • that I'm making, right?
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  • You just saw me go off onthem for not being seekers
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  • of revelation, for being lazyspiritual people."
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  • Hey, yeah.
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  • LA know what that mean.
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  • Denver too.
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  • And then he goesto the disciples, and he says,
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  • "Who do men say that I am?"
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  • And they all start sayinga whole bunch of things, right?
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  • But guess what?
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  • It was all things that men hadsaid.
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  • It was what they heard.
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  • It was-- it was a sermon thatthey listened to that they
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  • reheated and preached.
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  • It was-- it was that talkedabout earlier, it was
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  • the Instagram thing and thenthey saw something on Instagram,
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  • a quote, and they string ittogether and made a message.
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  • They were all, except Peter, allof them were talking about what
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  • men were saying.
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  • And I bet Jesus was startingto get just as frustrated
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  • with them as he waswith the Pharisees.
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  • But there was a sound that wasmusic to his ears.
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  • And it was Peter.
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  • And Peter says, "Oh, I know whoyou are.
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  • I'm not telling you what anotherman said.
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  • I know who you are.
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  • You are the Christ, the Sonof the living God."
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  • It was music to God's ears.
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  • Finally, I have found somebodythat will press into me.
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  • I will-- I found somebody that'snot waiting on somebody else
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  • to tell them who I am.
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  • Someone who cares enoughabout the gospel.
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  • Someone who cares enoughabout the kingdom to press
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  • in and lay hold of their ownrevelation.
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  • Ooh, it was music.
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  • Finally, somebody who's notlazy.
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  • Finally, somebody that will dothe work.
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  • Finally, somebody who's notfollowing the crowd.
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  • He says, "Boy, flesh and blooddid not reveal that to you.
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  • I'm tired of being around carnalpeople making carnal dec--
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  • carnal decisions with carnalreasoning.
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  • It's a stitch in my nose.
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  • I'm lookin' for some hungrypeople.
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  • I'm looking for some thirstypeople.
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  • I'm looking for some people whowant me.
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  • I'm looking for some people whowill fast, who will pray, who
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  • will get in my presence and notget up until the oil flows."
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  • If you are committed to havethe oil flow in your life, I
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  • dare you to take 18 secondsand give God worship.
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  • Give me that oil.
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  • How 'bout the real thing, baby?
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  • Give me the oil.
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  • I don't do nothing outsideof revelation.
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  • Oh y'all not ready.
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  • I don't do jack outsideof revelation.
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  • Not-- serious, are you kiddingme.
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  • I need revelation because Irecognize that my steps have
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  • been ordered by the Lord.
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  • And I can't just be movingaround and making carnal
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  • decisions.
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  • I gotta hear from heaven everychance I get.
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  • So I can win.
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  • So I can win.
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  • So I can win.
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  • I don't trust me.
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  • I feel the Lord.
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  • I don't trust me.
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  • I'm too broken.
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  • I'm too fleshy.
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  • I'm too carnal.
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  • I got too much ego.
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  • I gotta lay me down.
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • Bishop T.D. Jakes: I'm gonnamess with you a little bit.
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  • I'm gonna mess with you a littlebit because before it's over,
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  • I'm gonna challenge youto shatter your truth.
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  • announcer: God is ready to leadyou away from the familiar
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  • and into a placeof breakthrough.
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  • Bishop Jakes: And until youshatter what you know, you can't
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  • open your mindto the possibility that all
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  • things are possible.
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  • Bishop Jakes: God is gettingready to change the game
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  • for somebody in this room.
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  • announcer: Shatter what you knowand experience the miraculous.
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • Pastor Roberts: We gotta beinterpreters.
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  • Second thing is we have to belinguists.
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  • We've gotta be linguists.
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  • I'm talkin' about who we needto be this world that we're in.
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  • We've gotta be linguists.
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  • What does that mean?
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  • That means that a linguist issomeone who is proficient
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  • in multiple languages.
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  • They master languages.
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  • In other words, we have to betranslators.
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  • So it's one thing to bean interpreter of the time.
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  • It is another thing to translatethat in a way that moves people.
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  • I was thinking about Mosesand Aaron the other day.
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  • And Moses, we all that Moses hadthe revelation and Aaron spoke
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  • for him.
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  • And what's kinda interesting isthat a lot of people think that
  • 00:13:41.937 --> 00:13:46.742
  • it was because of a speechimpediment.
  • 00:13:46.775 --> 00:13:48.177
  • But if you study it, that wasMoses's self-proclaimed speech
  • 00:13:48.210 --> 00:13:53.215
  • impediment.
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  • God never necessarily validatedthe fact that he had a speech
  • 00:13:54.617 --> 00:13:57.586
  • impediment.
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  • God never said.
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  • Moses said that about himselfjust like everybody says
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  • about themselves something.
  • 00:14:02.491 --> 00:14:03.893
  • All of us go into thisdisqualifying thing.
  • 00:14:03.926 --> 00:14:07.529
  • So it is possible thatthe reason why Aaron was
  • 00:14:07.563 --> 00:14:11.100
  • speaking for him had nothingto do with a deficit on his end,
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  • with the exception of the factthat Moses did not grow
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  • up in the midst of the peoplethat he was called to lead.
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  • Oh, let me take my time.
  • 00:14:23.846 --> 00:14:26.115
  • If you study Moses, Moses grewup in Pharaoh's house.
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  • Aaron grew up with the Hebrews.
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  • Could it be that the reason whyGod chose Aaron to speak
  • 00:14:33.155 --> 00:14:37.359
  • for Moses is because Aaron wouldbe a better translator, because
  • 00:14:37.393 --> 00:14:41.230
  • he understood the cultureof the people he was called
  • 00:14:41.263 --> 00:14:44.466
  • to touch?
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  • We gotta be translators.
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  • We've got to-- I cannot assumethat you receive the way I would
  • 00:14:55.511 --> 00:14:59.915
  • receive.
  • 00:14:59.949 --> 00:15:01.717
  • Ooh, let me take my time.
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  • I can't-- I can't assume thatyou're gonna hear it the way I
  • 00:15:07.156 --> 00:15:13.295
  • heard it, in the way that I sayit.
  • 00:15:13.329 --> 00:15:16.932
  • So I've got to begin to hireCCO's in my organization.
  • 00:15:16.966 --> 00:15:25.641
  • And I'm not talkingabout a Chief Creative Officer.
  • 00:15:25.674 --> 00:15:27.543
  • Although I believe you oughtto have that.
  • 00:15:27.576 --> 00:15:29.345
  • That may come up at one of myfuture points.
  • 00:15:29.378 --> 00:15:32.247
  • A CCO is a Chief CulturalOfficer.
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  • Somebody who will help youunderstand the language
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  • of the people that you're tryingto reach.
  • 00:15:41.857 --> 00:15:43.859
  • Are you tracking with me?
  • 00:15:43.892 --> 00:15:45.194
  • Because the church in our--sometimes, and I'm part
  • 00:15:45.227 --> 00:15:49.131
  • of the church, I ain't knockin'on nobody, but sometimes we have
  • 00:15:49.164 --> 00:15:52.501
  • this arrogance.
  • 00:15:52.534 --> 00:15:55.204
  • And it's this arrogance thatsays, "Come to me and fit
  • 00:15:55.237 --> 00:16:00.709
  • into my box.
  • 00:16:00.743 --> 00:16:02.911
  • Come to me and embrace myculture," when the reality of it
  • 00:16:02.945 --> 00:16:07.916
  • is one of the things that I'velearned about God is that
  • 00:16:07.950 --> 00:16:10.586
  • sometimes God used cultureto move the church.
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  • Oh, you ain't ready.
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  • We gotta be interpreters.
  • 00:16:18.160 --> 00:16:20.796
  • We gotta be linguists.
  • 00:16:20.829 --> 00:16:23.298
  • Third, we gotta be healers.
  • 00:16:23.332 --> 00:16:27.302
  • We gotta be healers.
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  • You know, there's a differencebetween being helped and being
  • 00:16:28.704 --> 00:16:32.875
  • healed.
  • 00:16:32.908 --> 00:16:34.676
  • Back in that text in MatthewChapter 16, I'm thinking
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  • about when Peter comesinto the fact that he's a man
  • 00:16:38.514 --> 00:16:45.487
  • of revelation now.
  • 00:16:45.521 --> 00:16:47.656
  • Jesus says, "Flesh and blooddidn't reveal that to you,
  • 00:16:47.689 --> 00:16:50.726
  • but my father.
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  • You're onto something.
  • 00:16:52.094 --> 00:16:53.429
  • You're tapped into something."
  • 00:16:53.462 --> 00:16:55.097
  • And then he says, "I'm gonnagive you the keys to the Kingdom
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  • of Heaven."
  • 00:17:00.069 --> 00:17:01.370
  • And he says that, "I'mma giveyou power with those keys
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  • to bind on earth."
  • 00:17:05.407 --> 00:17:07.009
  • If you study it in the Greek, itreads better like this, "To bind
  • 00:17:07.042 --> 00:17:09.878
  • on earth what has already beenbound in heaven, and to loose
  • 00:17:09.912 --> 00:17:17.052
  • on earth what has already beenloosed in heaven."
  • 00:17:17.086 --> 00:17:20.355
  • In other words, Heaven hassomething Goin' on that Heaven
  • 00:17:20.389 --> 00:17:24.226
  • wants to use you to accomplishin the earth.
  • 00:17:24.259 --> 00:17:27.863
  • I wish you would catch what I'msaying.
  • 00:17:27.896 --> 00:17:29.832
  • Heaven has a narrative.
  • 00:17:29.865 --> 00:17:32.034
  • Heaven has a vision.
  • 00:17:32.067 --> 00:17:33.702
  • That's why when Jesus said--when they asked Jesus how
  • 00:17:33.735 --> 00:17:36.004
  • to pray, he said, "Praylike this, pray your kingdom
  • 00:17:36.038 --> 00:17:38.674
  • come.
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  • Your will be done on earth as itis in heaven."
  • 00:17:40.042 --> 00:17:43.445
  • So there are some is'sin heaven that God wants us
  • 00:17:43.479 --> 00:17:47.850
  • to manifest in earth.
  • 00:17:47.883 --> 00:17:49.751
  • There's some things that arealready done in heaven waiting
  • 00:17:49.785 --> 00:17:53.622
  • on you to get a revelationand began to step
  • 00:17:53.655 --> 00:17:57.326
  • into and accomplish in earthwhat has already been done
  • 00:17:57.359 --> 00:18:01.363
  • in heaven.
  • 00:18:01.396 --> 00:18:02.698
  • But as it relates to healing,what I love about this, is he
  • 00:18:02.731 --> 00:18:05.367
  • says, "Now Peter, you arean interpreter."
  • 00:18:05.400 --> 00:18:09.404
  • He says, I'm giving you keysto the Kingdom of Heaven.
  • 00:18:09.438 --> 00:18:11.373
  • Whatever you bind on earth willhave already been bound
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  • in heaven.
  • 00:18:15.844 --> 00:18:17.146
  • That word "bind" has the ideaof bringing things together,
  • 00:18:17.179 --> 00:18:19.548
  • right?
  • 00:18:19.581 --> 00:18:20.916
  • To bind, to bind together, isto bring things together.
  • 00:18:20.949 --> 00:18:23.352
  • When he says loose, that word"loose" is to dissolve.
  • 00:18:23.385 --> 00:18:27.222
  • And so loose is about loosingand breaking strongholds.
  • 00:18:27.256 --> 00:18:31.894
  • So you and I have power askingdom people to break some
  • 00:18:31.927 --> 00:18:37.466
  • things off of some people,to break some things
  • 00:18:37.499 --> 00:18:41.203
  • off of a community, to breaksome things off of an industry.
  • 00:18:41.236 --> 00:18:46.341
  • And so people will not respectpeople who helped them.
  • 00:18:46.375 --> 00:18:50.312
  • They cannot forget people whoheal them.
  • 00:18:50.345 --> 00:18:54.183
  • We gotta be healers.
  • 00:18:54.216 --> 00:18:55.951
  • And I need the power of Godto be a healer.
  • 00:18:55.984 --> 00:18:58.987
  • I feel the spirit of the livingGod.
  • 00:18:59.021 --> 00:19:01.356
  • Even in your business.
  • 00:19:01.390 --> 00:19:02.824
  • Your business providingsolutions is about healing.
  • 00:19:02.858 --> 00:19:08.197
  • We gotta be healers.
  • 00:19:08.230 --> 00:19:09.565
  • And lastly, we gotta beautomators.
  • 00:19:09.598 --> 00:19:14.369
  • Automators.
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  • Let me say this.
  • 00:19:16.004 --> 00:19:17.339
  • This is important.
  • 00:19:17.372 --> 00:19:18.674
  • We gon' pray.
  • 00:19:18.707 --> 00:19:20.042
  • I'm just about done.
  • 00:19:20.075 --> 00:19:21.376
  • Automators, what I meanby that-- what I'm saying is if
  • 00:19:21.410 --> 00:19:26.648
  • what you do does not outworkand outlive you, you are not
  • 00:19:26.682 --> 00:19:32.187
  • a good steward over what youdid.
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  • We gon' get this.
  • 00:19:35.657 --> 00:19:36.959
  • We gon' get this.
  • 00:19:36.992 --> 00:19:38.327
  • We gon' get this.
  • 00:19:38.360 --> 00:19:39.661
  • We gon' get this.
  • 00:19:39.695 --> 00:19:41.029
  • Knowledge has increased.
  • 00:19:41.063 --> 00:19:42.364
  • We're in a time of techn--technology is not optional.
  • 00:19:42.397 --> 00:19:47.069
  • Oh sure would be nice, but Iain't gettin' into all that.
  • 00:19:47.102 --> 00:19:48.904
  • No, no, no.
  • 00:19:48.937 --> 00:19:50.272
  • That's a problem because now itbecomes a stewardship issue.
  • 00:19:50.305 --> 00:19:54.476
  • I have placed these thingsin the earth.
  • 00:19:54.509 --> 00:19:57.412
  • Let me put it to you this way,preachers.
  • 00:19:57.446 --> 00:19:59.248
  • If the only people that hearyour sermon were the people
  • 00:19:59.281 --> 00:20:02.584
  • sitting in the room when youspoke it, you failed your
  • 00:20:02.618 --> 00:20:06.288
  • sermon.
  • 00:20:06.321 --> 00:20:10.225
  • I'm not trying to be crass.
  • 00:20:10.259 --> 00:20:14.563
  • And you can do this.
  • 00:20:14.596 --> 00:20:15.897
  • It's not about money.
  • 00:20:15.931 --> 00:20:17.232
  • You can do this veryinexpensively.
  • 00:20:17.266 --> 00:20:20.535
  • If you're a message staysin the room, the eternal
  • 00:20:20.569 --> 00:20:24.673
  • everlasting word of God, if itdoes not echo,
  • 00:20:24.706 --> 00:20:34.049
  • you are not beinga good steward.
  • 00:20:34.082 --> 00:20:38.787
  • And you say, "Oh, the technologyis on the devil."
  • 00:20:38.820 --> 00:20:40.689
  • No it's not.
  • 00:20:40.722 --> 00:20:42.057
  • It's God.
  • 00:20:42.090 --> 00:20:44.192
  • It's God.
  • 00:20:44.226 --> 00:20:49.331
  • I have to embrace automationfor self preservation.
  • 00:20:49.364 --> 00:20:56.838
  • I feel it feel it.
  • 00:20:56.872 --> 00:20:59.007
  • For self preservation.
  • 00:20:59.041 --> 00:21:01.043
  • Jesus wants to get milesout of you.
  • 00:21:01.076 --> 00:21:05.514
  • I bet right now all of us,myself included, can add years
  • 00:21:05.547 --> 00:21:11.486
  • to our lives through some sortof technological thing
  • 00:21:11.520 --> 00:21:15.390
  • or structural thing.
  • 00:21:15.424 --> 00:21:16.992
  • Even now.
  • 00:21:17.025 --> 00:21:18.794
  • When I preach from Denveror L.A., I thank God for those
  • 00:21:18.827 --> 00:21:24.866
  • who are in the room, but I'vegot over 300.000 subscribers
  • 00:21:24.900 --> 00:21:29.271
  • on you to-- I could talk to 20people in a room.
  • 00:21:29.304 --> 00:21:32.874
  • I don't even care because I'mtalking to the world.
  • 00:21:32.908 --> 00:21:36.778
  • And you know what?
  • 00:21:36.812 --> 00:21:38.113
  • They listenover and over and over and over
  • 00:21:38.146 --> 00:21:41.550
  • over and over and over and overagain.
  • 00:21:41.583 --> 00:21:46.888
  • That's kingdom because it ismultiplication.
  • 00:21:46.922 --> 00:21:48.490
  • We have an incredibleopportunity in the kingdom.
  • 00:21:48.523 --> 00:21:53.829
  • I'm not in it to do anythingbut win it.
  • 00:21:53.862 --> 00:21:59.634
  • I can't lose.
  • 00:21:59.668 --> 00:22:01.503
  • I can't fail.
  • 00:22:01.536 --> 00:22:02.871
  • I've got the power.
  • 00:22:02.904 --> 00:22:04.206
  • I've got the word.
  • 00:22:04.239 --> 00:22:05.841
  • I've got the strategy.
  • 00:22:05.874 --> 00:22:08.543
  • I've got the vision.
  • 00:22:08.577 --> 00:22:09.878
  • But I do have to be somethingI've never been before.
  • 00:22:09.911 --> 00:22:16.618
  • I can't just be a preacher.
  • 00:22:16.651 --> 00:22:18.387
  • You know what I mark a goodmessage by,
  • 00:22:18.420 --> 00:22:19.721
  • not how many people shout.
  • 00:22:19.755 --> 00:22:21.256
  • Shout is wonderful, but that'sfor ego.
  • 00:22:21.289 --> 00:22:22.791
  • I don't care nothin' about that.
  • 00:22:22.824 --> 00:22:24.292
  • Jesus is not gonna ask me,"How many people shouted
  • 00:22:24.326 --> 00:22:25.660
  • when you preached?"
  • 00:22:25.694 --> 00:22:31.333
  • Can we have a moment?
  • 00:22:31.366 --> 00:22:33.502
  • He not gon' ask me that.
  • 00:22:33.535 --> 00:22:35.604
  • How many people fell out inthe spirit. That's wonderful.
  • 00:22:35.637 --> 00:22:37.906
  • I'll come down and lay handson all y'all.
  • 00:22:37.939 --> 00:22:39.641
  • I will.That's how I hurt my arm.
  • 00:22:39.674 --> 00:22:43.412
  • But he's not gonna ask me, Howmany people fell out
  • 00:22:43.445 --> 00:22:45.147
  • under your ministry?
  • 00:22:45.180 --> 00:22:48.049
  • You know how I mark a message?
  • 00:22:48.083 --> 00:22:51.119
  • I don't mark a message whensomebody texts me and says,
  • 00:22:51.153 --> 00:22:53.054
  • "Man, you preached the housedown."
  • 00:22:53.088 --> 00:22:54.489
  • Because I don't know what thatmeans.
  • 00:22:54.523 --> 00:22:55.957
  • That is subject to yourinterpretation of what it means
  • 00:22:55.991 --> 00:22:58.059
  • to be an effective kingdomadvancer.
  • 00:22:58.093 --> 00:23:00.028
  • So I appreciate that.
  • 00:23:00.061 --> 00:23:01.396
  • I respect it.But I need more details.
  • 00:23:01.430 --> 00:23:09.471
  • You know to mark, Pastor James,you know to mark.
  • 00:23:09.504 --> 00:23:11.306
  • But when I felt like I hitthe Mark, other than me knowing
  • 00:23:11.339 --> 00:23:13.542
  • I said what God told me to say,I look for words
  • 00:23:13.575 --> 00:23:16.011
  • like "life-changing," like,"I'll never be the same again."
  • 00:23:16.044 --> 00:23:21.783
  • That's my buzzword.
  • 00:23:23.251 --> 00:23:25.787
  • "You changed my life," that's mybuzzword.
  • 00:23:25.821 --> 00:23:34.729
  • Right now we're so blessed.
  • 00:23:34.830 --> 00:23:37.199
  • We're producing a televisionshow with ABC based on me
  • 00:23:37.232 --> 00:23:40.569
  • and my wife's life, it's crazy.
  • 00:23:40.602 --> 00:23:42.671
  • And the executives are comingto church.
  • 00:23:42.704 --> 00:23:45.740
  • They first started comingto church to check out
  • 00:23:45.774 --> 00:23:50.045
  • what they were producing.
  • 00:23:50.078 --> 00:23:52.414
  • Then they kept coming back.
  • 00:23:52.447 --> 00:23:54.950
  • Of all different faiths.
  • 00:23:54.983 --> 00:23:56.351
  • They kept coming backand sitting down.
  • 00:23:56.384 --> 00:23:58.153
  • And they're reading back mymessages to me.
  • 00:23:58.186 --> 00:24:01.389
  • "Oh, man, when you preached on,that really--"
  • 00:24:01.423 --> 00:24:04.059
  • this thing is real, man.
  • 00:24:04.092 --> 00:24:09.798
  • You gotta be an interpreterof the times.
  • 00:24:09.831 --> 00:24:12.133
  • There's no way around that.
  • 00:24:12.167 --> 00:24:14.035
  • That's why Jesus was frustratedwith the Pharisees.
  • 00:24:14.069 --> 00:24:16.171
  • They couldn't even getto anything.
  • 00:24:16.204 --> 00:24:18.440
  • His-- one of his gripeswith the Pharisees is that,
  • 00:24:18.473 --> 00:24:20.809
  • "You're not getting it,and you're keeping people
  • 00:24:20.842 --> 00:24:22.277
  • from getting it."
  • 00:24:22.310 --> 00:24:25.013
  • Remember he said that to 'em?
  • 00:24:25.046 --> 00:24:29.284
  • God wants you to bean interpreter.
  • 00:24:29.317 --> 00:24:31.486
  • You ain't gotta try to figure itout and wonder and wrestle
  • 00:24:31.520 --> 00:24:34.189
  • struggle with whether you gon'win or not.
  • 00:24:34.222 --> 00:24:35.790
  • The verdict is in, you do win.
  • 00:24:35.824 --> 00:24:37.659
  • The Kingdom wins.
  • 00:24:37.692 --> 00:24:41.496
  • The strategy of God alwaysprevails.
  • 00:24:41.530 --> 00:24:46.101
  • So you might say, "Man, pastor,you're telling me I gotta be
  • 00:24:46.134 --> 00:24:47.969
  • an interpreter of the times?"
  • 00:24:48.003 --> 00:24:49.671
  • Yes.
  • 00:24:49.704 --> 00:24:51.039
  • "And not only that, I have to bea linguist.
  • 00:24:51.072 --> 00:24:53.375
  • I have to-- I have to havelanguage.
  • 00:24:53.408 --> 00:24:56.144
  • I have to be a translatorof that.
  • 00:24:56.177 --> 00:24:57.846
  • I've gotta-- I've gottaunderstand culture.
  • 00:24:57.879 --> 00:25:00.515
  • I've gotta-- I've gotta getoutside my--"
  • 00:25:00.549 --> 00:25:02.117
  • yes, I am absolutely.
  • 00:25:02.150 --> 00:25:04.586
  • "Pastor, you're telling me igotta be a healer.
  • 00:25:04.619 --> 00:25:08.089
  • I've gotta walk in the powerof God?"
  • 00:25:08.123 --> 00:25:09.491
  • Yes, and you all know that.
  • 00:25:09.524 --> 00:25:12.127
  • "But pastor, you're telling meI've got to be an automator too.
  • 00:25:12.160 --> 00:25:14.896
  • That means I've gotta learnstuff that I don't know
  • 00:25:14.930 --> 00:25:17.399
  • and do things.
  • 00:25:17.432 --> 00:25:19.067
  • I've gotta try to figureout a way-- you're telling me
  • 00:25:19.100 --> 00:25:21.036
  • to completely redefine what Ibelieve it means to be a man
  • 00:25:21.069 --> 00:25:26.207
  • or woman of God."
  • 00:25:26.241 --> 00:25:27.742
  • That's exactly what I'm saying.
  • 00:25:27.776 --> 00:25:30.378
  • I think I'm here to keep somepeople from extinction.
  • 00:25:30.412 --> 00:25:35.584
  • I promise you.I believe that's my assignment.
  • 00:25:35.617 --> 00:25:39.421
  • Bishop Jakes: It's time to getthe anointing oil out.
  • 00:25:39.454 --> 00:25:41.156
  • Most of you believers, you don'teven have no consecrated oil.
  • 00:25:41.189 --> 00:25:43.959
  • You don't even know what I'mtalkin' about.
  • 00:25:43.992 --> 00:25:46.061
  • But the Bible says, "Any sickamong you, let him call
  • 00:25:46.094 --> 00:25:48.930
  • for the elders of the church,anointing them with oil,
  • 00:25:48.964 --> 00:25:51.566
  • and the prayer of faith shallsave the sick.
  • 00:25:51.600 --> 00:25:55.737
  • And the Lord shall raise himup."
  • 00:25:55.770 --> 00:25:57.939
  • We gotta get our oil out.
  • 00:25:57.973 --> 00:25:59.407
  • Start walking through your houseanointing your house,
  • 00:25:59.441 --> 00:26:03.011
  • and pleading the blood.
  • 00:26:03.044 --> 00:26:04.379
  • And let your living room be yoursanctuary.
  • 00:26:04.412 --> 00:26:07.649
  • I wanna see the anointing cominginto your house.
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  • I want to see the power of Godcovering you.
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  • I wanna see you anointingyourself with oil while you're
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  • washing your hands and doing allthat other stuff, and taking
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  • your vitamins, and got on yourmask, you got on your gloves.
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  • I want you to put some oilon your head and plead the blood
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  • over yourself and over yourchildren.
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  • Anoint 'em with oil.
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  • announcer: Just as you protectyour body practically, you must
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  • also arm yourself spirituallywith the weapons you need to do
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  • spiritual warfare.
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  • We want God's covering over youand your family.
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  • As a special gift to you, wewant to send you a bottle
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  • of consecrated oilduring Pentecost.
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  • It's time to anoint yourselfand your home.
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  • The Bishop is partneringwith you as he is praying
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  • for God's covering over youand yours today.
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • announcer: Feel free to reachout to us on social media
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  • and share your story of how Godis impacting your life.
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  • We look forward to seeing younext time
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  • on The Potter's Touch.
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  • ♪ The Potter's Touch,The Potter's Touch. ♪♪
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  • ♪♪♪
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