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Momma Don’t Look Back

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May 11, 2020
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When God gets ready to take you forward; don’t deem anything behind you so valuable that you miss out on what’s in front of you. Have the courage to go into the unknown.

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Momma Don’t Look Back

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  • female announcer: Comingup on "The Potter's Touch."
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  • Bishop T.D. Jakes: She turnsa calamity into a moment for us
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  • to believe God.
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  • A good woman is like salt:the food could exist, but it
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  • wouldn't be the same if shewasn't sprinkled up in
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  • that place.
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  • A good woman--I'm talkingabout a--
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • ♪ The Potter's Touch. ♪
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  • ♪ The Potter's Touch. ♪♪
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  • Bishop Jakes: You areunsung heroes.
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  • When you start talkingabout great mothers like Eve,
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  • she is the mother of allcreation, the mother of all
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  • creation; and yet not one timein the New Testament does Jesus
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  • ask us to remember Eve.
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  • Sarah is a mother for the nationof Israel, who as an old woman
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  • became pregnant and gave birthand produced a child in her old
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  • age, after her hot flashes,and not one time does the Lord
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  • ask us to remember her, not one,not one time.
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  • Rachel gives birth, even whileshe's dying she's giving life,
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  • and then the lurches of death,before death's chilly finger
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  • could calm her temperature,she pushed out a king;
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  • and yet the Lord not one timeasks us to remember her.
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  • Do you hear whatI'm saying to you?
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  • But in our text today, of allthe women from Esther to Ruth
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  • to Naomi, woman after womanafter woman after woman
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  • after woman who did amazingthings, not one time does Jesus
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  • ask us to remember any of them;but in our text today, of all
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  • the women in the Bible thatJesus says we should pay
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  • attention to, of all the womenwho performed miracles
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  • and and drove nailsinto the heads of kings
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  • and received their childrenraised from the dead, of all
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  • the women in the Bible whoseissues of blood ceased, who got
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  • healed and deliveredby the power of God, who had
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  • their sons raised from the dead,of all the women in the Bible,
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  • the one woman that Jesus says weought to remember in the
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  • Old Testament is to rememberLot's wife.
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  • He asked us to remember a womanwho has no name.
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  • Search all you want to and digall you want to.
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  • Open up all of your lexiconsand all of your commentaries,
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  • you cannot find Lot's wife name;and yet this nameless woman
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  • Jesus has told us payattention to her.
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  • Remember Lot's wife.
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  • I'm not even gonna give youa her name so it's not important
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  • that you understand her name,you've got to understand
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  • her game.
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  • Remember Lot's wife isextrapolated from a text that
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  • deals with eschatology.
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  • It talks about when the sonof man shall appear.
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  • If you're on the rooftop, don'tgo down to get your pocketbook
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  • out the house.
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  • In other words, when God getsready to take you forward, don't
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  • deem anything behind you to beso valuable that you miss
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  • the opportunity trying to dealwith that which is behind you.
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  • Have the courage to go somewhereyou've never gone before and do
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  • something you've never donebefore and don't deem anything
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  • about yesterday so valuable thatyou mess up today, for this is
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  • the day that the Lord has made,we shall rejoice and be
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  • glad in it.
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  • And he says to us if you seekto save your life,
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  • you will lose it.
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  • But if you lose your life,you will find it.
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  • Jesus is telling us to belosers, not winners.
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  • And all the time we've beenpraying, Lord, make me a winner,
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  • and the Lord is saying no, Idon't wanna make you a winner.
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  • I want to make you a loserbecause if you are a loser,
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  • you will always be a winner.
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  • If you lose your life, you willfind it; but if you find your
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  • life, you will lose it.
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  • He says winning is losing.
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  • Losing is winning.
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  • So if--for every womanin the room who's ever felt
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  • like a loser, for every womanin the room who ever felt like
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  • I don't have what it takes todeal with what I got to deal
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  • with in the situation that I'min, for every woman who ever
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  • looked at a situation and lookedat your child and said
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  • I'm a loser as a mother andI'm a loser has a wife and
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  • I'm a loser as a daughter,welcome, welcome, welcome
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  • losers, you are all winners.
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  • And whosoever seeks to losehis life, she'll find it.
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  • And then Jesus delivers thisadmonition, this admonition,
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  • this warning, this crystallizedmoment where he takes us back
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  • in the time in the middleof a dissertation about what
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  • he's going to do at the end, hetakes us back to what he did
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  • at the beginning and saysremember Lot's wife.
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  • We don't know for sure who Lot'swife is, we don't know where
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  • she came from.
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  • We don't know whether he marriedher while he was in Sodom
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  • and Gomorrah or whether she wasa part of the entourage that
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  • came with him.
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  • But we know that she'ssignificant enough that Jesus
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  • wanted us to remember her.
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  • They're packing up everything,getting ready to go, and she's
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  • leaving the familiar.
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  • And the Lord told me to preachthis because he will always call
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  • you out of your comfort zone.
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  • He will cause you to leavethe familiar for the unfamiliar.
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  • He will always take you to yourscary place, to your
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  • unfamiliar place.
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  • He's been doing itall your life.
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  • I told you by the time you gotgood at something,
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  • it'll always change.
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  • He means for you to beoff center and out of balance,
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  • and if there's one thing womenhate is to be off center
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  • and out of balance.
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  • That's why they asked so manyquestions, 'cause they
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  • wanna be sure.
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  • Where are we going?
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  • How long are we goingto be there?
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  • Where are we going to stay?
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  • Do they know that I'm coming?
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  • What am I supposed to wear?
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  • What am I going to?
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  • If we go out to eat, where arewe going to eat?
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  • Do you have enoughgas in the car?
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  • Have you checked the spare tire?
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  • Come on somebody, women, youknow I'm telling the truth.
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  • You always want to knoweverything before you go,
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  • but with God, you gotta walkby faith and not by--
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  • And before the brimstone beganto fall on the city,
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  • and before a fire beganto engulf the town, two men
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  • and a truck had backedup to the house and started
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  • loading up everything she had.
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  • And she didn't have time to takeit because she had to leave real
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  • quick and she had to follow Lotfrom the familiar
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  • to the unfamiliar,to the scary place.
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  • And it's hard to leave whatyou're still connected to.
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  • And so Lot loads up everythingand he starts going
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  • down the road and he's leavingthe familiar and he's going
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  • into the unfamiliar, and she'swith him, but she's
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  • not with him.
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  • Halfway out of the city,before they could even get
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  • to the mountaintop that God wasgoing to take them to,
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  • before they could discover thatkingdoms and nations would come
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  • out of it, that muchof the Middle East would be
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  • a result of their relationship,before she could discover who
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  • she really was as a woman,because she thought that the sum
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  • total of her worth was in herpast and not in her future,
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  • because she thought thatthe good old days were the best
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  • days, before she got to findout that God was taking her
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  • to a higher place and that Godwill always take you
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  • to something better, he will nottake you to something lesser,
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  • before she ever got to findout who she really was as
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  • a woman, before she realizedthat the best of your life is
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  • not accomplished when you're 40,before you realize that God has
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  • something for your fiftiesand your sixties and you're
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  • seventies and your eighties thatwould blow your mind, if you're
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  • not careful, you'll giveup on where you are, trying
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  • to be what you used to beand squeeze a size 12
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  • into a size 8, and startswitching like you did when you
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  • were in junior high school.
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  • See, I'm gonna mess with youjust a little bit.
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  • The reason we don't have manypraying mamas is because mama
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  • so busy trying to be sexy,Stella is trying to get her
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  • groove back while your mama wastrying to get her prayer on.
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  • I told you they was not goingto like this.
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  • Touch somebody and say mamadon't look back.
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  • If you're still angry with menover what your daddy did and how
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  • he didn't love you and how hedidn't stay with you, and now
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  • you can't stand men best on--based on somebody who's gone
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  • or dead, mama, don't look back.
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  • If you're still trying to provesomething to somebody who's not
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  • even a part of your presentreality, mama, don't look back.
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  • You have to understand that Godsaves the best till last.
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  • Let me try.
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  • Y'all, you have tounderstand that God saves
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  • the best for last.
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  • Bishop Jakes: It's time to getthe anointing oil out.
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  • Most of you believers, you don'teven have no consecrated oil.
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  • You don't even know what I'mtalking about, but the Bible
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  • says any sick among you, let himcall for the elders
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  • of the church, anointing themwith oil, and the prayer
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  • of faith shall save the sickand the Lord shall raise him up.
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  • We gotta get our oil out.
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  • Start walking through your houseanointing your house
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  • and pleading the blood, andlet your living room in
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  • your sanctuary.
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  • I want to see anointing cominginto your house.
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  • I want to see the power of Godcovering you.
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  • I want to see you anointedyourself with oil while you're
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  • washing your hands and doing allthat other stuff and taking your
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  • vitamins and got on your maskand 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 overyour children.
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  • Anoint 'em with oil.
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  • announcer: Just as you protecther 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 overyou and yours today.
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • announcer: "Her children riseup and call her blessed; her
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  • husband also, and he praisesher: 'Many women have done
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  • excellently, but yousurpass them all,'"
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  • Proverbs 31: 28 through 31.
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  • Bishop Jakes: Maybe it wasa couch that they couldn't get
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  • in the truck, and maybe it wasa house that she wasn't sure she
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  • would ever have again, and maybeit was the playground that she
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  • left in the backyardfor the kids, or maybe it was
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  • a fence around the house,but this mama with two little
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  • girls turned away from what wasin front of her to look back
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  • at what was behind her,and the moment she turned
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  • to look back, she turnedto a pillar of salt.
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  • She is the only one in allof the Scriptures that turn
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  • to a pillar of salt.
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  • She turned to a pillar of salt.
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  • Looking back, she turnedinto a pillar of salt.
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  • And it's funny that she wouldturn into a pillar of salt
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  • because, like salt, like salt,her presence was important.
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  • Like salt, her presence washolding the family together
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  • because a good mama holdsthe family together.
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  • Like salt, she wasa preservative.
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  • The only reason our family madeit through everything that we
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  • went through, aside from God, isthat a good woman preserves
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  • the family, even if you haveto explain to kids, to daddy,
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  • and you have to laydown at night and explain
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  • daddy to the kids.
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  • A good woman is like salt, shekeeps the thing from spoiling.
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  • She makes it work whenit's not working.
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  • She takes a part time joband stretches money that's
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  • not even there.
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  • She doesn't murmur and complain.
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  • She does what she has to doto make--she had to get some
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  • food stamps and coupons and goldTuesdays when you
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  • get two for one.
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  • A good woman, a good woman canmake cornbread even when
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  • we don't have milk.
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  • A good--a goodwoman can take
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  • a good man in a bad situation
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  • and make him feel like Supermaneven though he lost his job,
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  • and that's why when a manmarries a good woman, he forget
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  • sometimes that she's his wifeand calls her mama because
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  • a good woman makes you wannacuddle up under her arms because
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  • a good woman is ashelter in your life.
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  • A good woman is like salt.
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  • A good woman is like saltbecause she seasons
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  • up the house.
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  • She makes it a better place.
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  • She turns a home, she turnsa house into a home.
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  • She turns a crisisinto an opportunity.
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  • She turns a calamity into amoment for us to believe God.
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  • A good woman is like salt.
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  • The food could exist, but itwouldn't be the same if she
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  • wasn't sprinkled upin that place.
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  • A good woman, I'mtalking about a--
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  • A good woman is like saltbecause she's a purifier;
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  • and over the years, she'll takea wild child and purify him.
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  • A good woman is like salt,she's a purifier.
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  • Anytime you sprinkle heron something, she'll take a man
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  • and turn him into a husband.
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  • She's like salt, everythingtastes better when she in it.
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  • She's like salt, she cleansup messy situations.
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  • She drives out bacteria and saysdevil, get out of my house.
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  • A good mama will pray at2 o'clock in the morning while
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  • everybody sleep, and openup the door and sweep the devil
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  • out of the house because youcan't have my house today.
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  • A good woman will stepinto a stinking hospital room
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  • and say I command youin the name of Jesus to turn.
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  • Touch somebody and say mama,don't look back.
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  • She gave up being the presenceof salt to become
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  • a pillar of salt.
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  • For if the salt has lost itssavor, what good is it?
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  • If you are not going to bepresent in the moment,
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  • what good are you?
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  • If you're not gonna be with meright now, what good are you?
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  • If you can't suffer with mebefore you reign with me,
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  • what good are you?
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  • Your presence is like salt,but if your salt has lost its
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  • savor, you go from the presenceof salt to a pillar of salt.
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  • When Lot's wife looked back,the family rotted.
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  • Oh, they survived without her,they made it to the mountaintop
  • 00:18:44.306 --> 00:18:46.742
  • without her; but without hersalty presence in that marriage,
  • 00:18:46.775 --> 00:18:52.281
  • Lot got drunk and rolledover and laid down
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  • with his daughters.
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  • He rolled over to a spot sheused to be; but without her
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  • present, being as carnal as hewas, he went bad without her,
  • 00:19:13.869 --> 00:19:23.879
  • and both her daughters got rapedwithout her, by their father,
  • 00:19:25.914 --> 00:19:33.589
  • without her, and produced Moaband Ammon without her, and those
  • 00:19:33.622 --> 00:19:43.632
  • children produced a countryfilled with idolatry
  • 00:19:43.665 --> 00:19:49.972
  • without her.
  • 00:19:50.005 --> 00:19:53.208
  • She was looking at a city,and God had countries in her.
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  • And I just came to tell youmamas, if we ever needed good
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  • mamas before, we sure doneed 'em now.
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  • If we ever needed Big Mamabefore, we sure do need 'em now.
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  • I want to talk to the old womenwhose ankles are swelling
  • 00:20:26.408 --> 00:20:29.745
  • and your back is hurting and youwent from a size 10 to a size 24
  • 00:20:29.778 --> 00:20:35.050
  • and you got heart troublesand palpitations and you're
  • 00:20:35.083 --> 00:20:37.919
  • on medication and you can't movelike you used to and you can't
  • 00:20:37.953 --> 00:20:41.290
  • stand as long as you usedto stand and you can't serve
  • 00:20:41.323 --> 00:20:44.626
  • like you used to serve, I wantto tell you that your presence
  • 00:20:44.660 --> 00:20:48.163
  • is important.
  • 00:20:48.196 --> 00:20:52.267
  • I want to tell you, I wantto tell you, I want to tell you
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  • that we need you even if youdon't cook, even if you don't
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  • work, even if you can't goto school, even if you can't do
  • 00:20:59.775 --> 00:21:03.045
  • what you used to do, even if youcan't lead the business or run
  • 00:21:03.078 --> 00:21:05.781
  • the company, we needyour presence.
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  • I want to tell you, Big Mama,Old Mama, Gray-haired Mama,
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  • Hair-comin'-out Mama, Gota Hairpiece On to Cover a Bald
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  • Spot Mama, I want to tell youyou look good to us.
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  • [congregation applauding]
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  • You look good to us.
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  • You know why you lookso good to us?
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  • You know why youlook so good to us?
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  • Because we can trust you.
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  • Because you can know the veryworst about us and still believe
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  • the very best of us, and becausewhen all hell is breaking loose,
  • 00:21:42.918 --> 00:21:46.421
  • you will pray us out of stuffand keep your mouth shut.
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  • Don't let the devil talk youinto a nursing home or talk you
  • 00:21:50.158 --> 00:21:54.529
  • into Alzheimers or make youthink that because you can't
  • 00:21:54.563 --> 00:21:58.066
  • wear a bathing suit you nota beautiful woman.
  • 00:21:58.100 --> 00:22:00.535
  • You are a beautiful woman, girl.
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  • You are absolutely gorgeous.
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  • Mama, don't look back.
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  • Mama, don't look back because ifyou look back, somebody's gonna
  • 00:22:13.415 --> 00:22:16.017
  • spoil without your wisdomand spoil without warning
  • 00:22:16.051 --> 00:22:20.055
  • and spoil withoutyour prayer life.
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  • Mama, don't look back becauseyou're the one who prays us
  • 00:22:21.623 --> 00:22:24.860
  • out of acting a fool.
  • 00:22:24.893 --> 00:22:29.164
  • You're the one who drives backAIDS out of our sons.
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  • Mama, don't look back becausewhen we made a mess
  • 00:22:35.203 --> 00:22:39.040
  • on ourselves, just like you usedto clean us up when we were
  • 00:22:39.074 --> 00:22:42.310
  • three months old, we can comeand sit at your kitchen table
  • 00:22:42.344 --> 00:22:46.381
  • and you'll wipe the smellof what we did off of us.
  • 00:22:46.415 --> 00:22:51.319
  • And mama, in this world, whereyou can't trust nobody, in this
  • 00:22:51.353 --> 00:22:59.127
  • world where everybody betrayseverybody and you can't even
  • 00:22:59.161 --> 00:23:02.597
  • tell your friends from yourenemies, mama, we need you.
  • 00:23:02.631 --> 00:23:12.641
  • We need you to pray for usuntil we can pray for ourselves,
  • 00:23:13.008 --> 00:23:16.878
  • and we need you to cryout to God till we can
  • 00:23:16.912 --> 00:23:19.915
  • cry for ourselves.
  • 00:23:19.948 --> 00:23:21.283
  • Mama, we need you.
  • 00:23:21.316 --> 00:23:23.552
  • Whatever it takes to stay alive,to keep your heart beating,
  • 00:23:23.585 --> 00:23:26.655
  • to keep you going, to keep yourmind goin,' to keep your
  • 00:23:26.688 --> 00:23:29.724
  • thoughts clear,stay with us, mama.
  • 00:23:29.758 --> 00:23:33.895
  • Remember Lot's wife, because youare the only thing that's
  • 00:23:33.929 --> 00:23:38.400
  • keeping everything together,and you are the only thing that
  • 00:23:38.433 --> 00:23:42.971
  • adds seasoning to the thingswe as men go out and get.
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  • You are our salt, mama.
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  • You keep us from spoiling, mama.
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  • You are our preservative.
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  • You make the kids that ain'tspeaking start speaking again.
  • 00:23:59.254 --> 00:24:03.358
  • That's still your sister,that's still your brother.
  • 00:24:03.391 --> 00:24:05.794
  • Shut your mouth.
  • 00:24:05.827 --> 00:24:07.128
  • Go back in the houseand talk to them.
  • 00:24:07.162 --> 00:24:09.297
  • Mama.
  • 00:24:09.331 --> 00:24:14.636
  • Evidently, evidently there'ssome kind of devil coming
  • 00:24:14.669 --> 00:24:18.139
  • from some kind of direction,trying to make you think that
  • 00:24:18.173 --> 00:24:21.309
  • you're not important and thatyou're not significant that
  • 00:24:21.343 --> 00:24:24.513
  • you're not vitally essential.
  • 00:24:24.546 --> 00:24:26.882
  • Even though your kids may havegotten more degrees than you,
  • 00:24:26.915 --> 00:24:30.085
  • you still got morewisdom than them.
  • 00:24:30.118 --> 00:24:32.053
  • [congregation applauding]
  • 00:24:32.087 --> 00:24:38.460
  • We need you.
  • 00:24:42.197 --> 00:24:43.598
  • Bishop Jakes: I want to prayfor every mama in this room.
  • 00:24:44.599 --> 00:24:49.304
  • I want to pray for everydisappointment
  • 00:24:49.337 --> 00:24:51.740
  • and every broken place.
  • 00:24:51.773 --> 00:24:55.277
  • I want to pray for the times youhad to stand by yourself
  • 00:24:55.310 --> 00:24:59.481
  • and work twice as hard 'causeyou had half the man
  • 00:24:59.514 --> 00:25:02.284
  • you had in mind.
  • 00:25:02.317 --> 00:25:09.291
  • I want to pray for every womanin this place who wonders
  • 00:25:09.324 --> 00:25:12.994
  • am I enough?
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  • I pray that you would not loseyour savor, that you would not
  • 00:25:15.130 --> 00:25:18.733
  • lose your laughter, that youwould not lose your creativity
  • 00:25:18.767 --> 00:25:22.037
  • and your passion and your joy.
  • 00:25:22.070 --> 00:25:23.772
  • I pray that you would not giveup betterness for bitterness.
  • 00:25:23.805 --> 00:25:29.678
  • I pray that you would not allowanger to dwell in your heart,
  • 00:25:29.711 --> 00:25:33.114
  • nor frustration to getin your tongue.
  • 00:25:33.148 --> 00:25:35.617
  • Father, I rebuke discouragement,I rebuke depression, I rebuke
  • 00:25:35.650 --> 00:25:39.354
  • fear, I rebuke anxiety, I rebukechildhood struggles and traumas
  • 00:25:39.387 --> 00:25:44.025
  • and women who have survivedabuse and misuse and women who
  • 00:25:44.059 --> 00:25:47.495
  • are trying to be womenwithout patterns and didn't have
  • 00:25:47.529 --> 00:25:50.398
  • a good mama and tryingto be a good mama.
  • 00:25:50.432 --> 00:25:52.267
  • I pray for all the things thatonly you understand, that none
  • 00:25:52.300 --> 00:25:58.340
  • of these things would move her,none of these things would
  • 00:25:58.373 --> 00:26:03.645
  • move her in Jesus's name, amen.
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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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