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July 14, 2020
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There is true power when you embrace our freedom in Christ.

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  • female announcer: Coming upon "The Potter's Touch."
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  • Bishop T.D. Jakes: You'regettin' ready to step off the
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  • boat with all the dead peoplewho are too stubborn to change
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  • and you're getting ready to havean encounter with God.
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  • Nudge your neighbor and say,"Take a step."
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  • "Whatsoever you desire whenyou pray," what?
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  • "Believe you have received itand ye shall have it by faith."
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  • ♪ The Potter's Touch ♪
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  • ♪ The Potter's Touch ♪
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  • Bishop T.D. Jakes: You cannotget along with and work with all
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  • types of people and it haslimited you all of your life.
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  • It's not that you're notwonderful, it's not that you're
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  • not gifted, but I am a livingwitness, I don't care how gifted
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  • you are, if you can't get alongwith anybody, it limits what you
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  • can do with a person.
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  • Because everythinghappens when we unite.
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  • Everything happens whenwe unite.
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  • Everything happens when weunite.
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  • Everything happenswhen we unite.
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  • Everything happens whenwe unite.
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  • Everything moves when you unite.
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  • Everything changes whenyou unite.
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  • Everything is brokenwhen you unite.
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  • God comes down and sitswhen you unite.
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  • Mountains move when you unite.
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  • You don't hear what I'm sayin'.
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  • Yokes are broken when you unite.
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  • "E pluribus unum."
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  • Whenever we are many but webecome one, we become fruitful.
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  • My wife doesn't have to be me,I don't have to be her.
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  • Pluribus, we are different.
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  • But when we unite, webecome fruitful.
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  • What I could not produce withouther and she cannot produce
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  • without me, it is our unity.
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  • It's the point that creates newlife and new birth.
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  • So if I was the enemy and Ididn't want you to be fruitful,
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  • I would stop you from unitybecause there are some things
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  • you cannot do it by yourself.
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  • And I'm gonna tell you rightnow, you've gone as far as you
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  • can go by yourself.
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  • Some of you have done amazingthings as a one man band.
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  • You can play the fiddle and theharp at the same time, and
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  • dance, and click your anklestogether, and hit the cymbals,
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  • and you're a good one man band,but nobody buys a ticket to go
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  • hear a one man band.
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  • They buy tickets to hearorchestras.
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  • E pluribus unum,many become one.
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  • Now, I want to touch on thisa little bit.
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  • I'm not talkin' about this candycake Christian unity that I hear
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  • people talkin' about today,stuff that denies that we are
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  • pluribus and says we're all one.
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  • Dumb statements like,"God is colorblind."
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  • No he not.
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  • God isn't any kind of blind.
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  • God didn't color--it's not thathe has to look over my
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  • difference and go blindto accept me.
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  • He painted me like this.
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  • He likes this.
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  • Why would you paint me like thisand then have to look over it?
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  • I can't see it.
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  • He painted you like hepainted you.
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  • He made you the gender he madeyou, the race he made you,
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  • the height he made you,the IQ he made you.
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  • He meant for you to bedifferent, but just because
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  • you're different doesn't meanyou have to be divided.
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  • This fake unity that only comeswhen we wash feet and have
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  • communion is not love at all.
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  • Don't show me your unity becausewe wash each other's feet.
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  • I want to know who do you go tothe mall with, who plays with
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  • your kids, who comes overyour house.
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  • You can't have reconciliationon Sunday morning.
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  • I'm tired of staged love.
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  • Staged love.
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  • We not really loving oneanother, we just want to look
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  • like we love one another.
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  • God isn't gonna bless what wepretend to be, he's gonna bless
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  • what we are.
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  • And we have to work it out, andwork through it, and wrestle
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  • with it because if there's onething that the enemy doesn't
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  • want, it's for us to be united.
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  • Whenever we get together, hellgets nervous because there is a
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  • power that's released in ourtogetherness that the devil
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  • would never have to deal withany other way.
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  • While you're sore from that,I'll make you mad about
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  • something else.
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  • That's why it's hard to holda marriage together.
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  • The enemy doesn't mind youshouting all over the church,
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  • long as you're not speakingto your wife.
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  • He don't mind you visiting thesick and preaching till power
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  • comes down, long as you can'tget along with your husband.
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  • Because Jesus prayed that wemight be one, e pluribus unum.
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  • I know you are many, I know youare different, but the goal is
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  • for you to be one.
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  • In order to be one, youcan't be stubborn.
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  • You can't be the one that'salways right all the time.
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  • Unity becomes the goal, and inorder to have unity, both of us
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  • got to give up a little groundin order for us to stay together
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  • a lifetime.
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  • Because when couples come in tosee me, all they do is come to
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  • see me so that I could validatewhat they have decided.
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  • And it's just a contest for meto break the tie between the
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  • opposing votes and they justwant me to side with one
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  • of them.
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  • And whoever I don't side withgenerally falls out with me.
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  • That's why I don't liketo do it.
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  • They don't come till theyten minutes from divorce
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  • court anyway.
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  • When it was just a little pimpleand you could have fixed it,
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  • they don't come.
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  • They wait until it has turnedinto a full-fledged infection
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  • and then they come to you andwant you to work a miracle.
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  • And a miracle depends on whichone you're talking to.
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  • A miracle for her is change him.
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  • A miracle for him isto change her.
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  • It's that kind of polarity thathe's dealing with.
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  • By chapter 4, Paul says to thisreligious community, "All of
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  • y'all are wrong."
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  • He concluded them allin unbelief.
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  • And it sounds bad,but it was good.
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  • Because once you give up on yourrightness, you can be corrected.
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  • Once you give up on youropinion, you can be corrected.
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  • Once you give up on what you hadin mind, you can live the
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  • God life.
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  • You cannot live the God life ifyou are living the you life.
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  • I know I'm not going to getmuch, that's okay.
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  • That's okay.
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  • I can preach to quiet folks.
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  • I'm used to it.
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  • I've preached in graveyards.
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  • I'll make it through this.
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  • Once you give up on what you hadin mind, because most of us say
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  • we worship God, but we reallydon't worship God.
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  • We worship our opinion.
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  • We worship what we had in mind.
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  • And whenever God shows up ina way that we had in mind,
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  • we accept him.
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  • And whenever he doesn't show upin a way we had in mind,
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  • we condemn him.
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  • And even the disciples did that.
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  • That's why they didn't recognizeJesus when he was walking on the
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  • water because he showed up in away they didn't have in mind.
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  • And the people who were waitingon him didn't even recognize him
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  • and said, "Oh, there's a ghost."
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  • But Peter said, "Lord, if it'syou, bid me to come."
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  • You got--somebody in this roomis getting ready to step away.
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  • You're gettin' ready to step offthe boat with all the dead
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  • people who are too stubborn tochange and you're getting ready
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  • to have an encounter with God.
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  • Nudge your neighbor and say,"Take a step."
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  • Get off the boat with thedeadbeats, and the murmurers,
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  • and the complainers, and thefussers, and the yellers, and
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  • the people who are scared tomove, and scared to go, and they
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  • don't recognize God save he comein a traditional way.
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  • Could you accept me if Ipreached in dreadlocks?
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  • Could you accept me if I waspreaching in shorts?
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  • Could you accept me if I showedup in a form other than what you
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  • had in mind?
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  • People don't even wanna acceptme in the grocery store.
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  • "What are you doing in thegrocery store?"
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  • Tryin' to get some food.
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  • "What you doin' at the movies?"
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  • I'm tryin' to watch a movie.
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  • Go away.
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  • See, Jesus was so ordinary hewas despised because people want
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  • to put you in a religious boxand hold you hostage while they
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  • do whatever they want to do.
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  • I ain't thinkin' about ya.
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  • Whenever God showed up in anunusual way, they failed
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  • to recognize him.
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  • And he's tryin' to break throughthese ideas so that you can step
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  • out and have an encounterwith God.
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  • Every time the disciples didn'trecognize Jesus, it was because
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  • he didn't look like whatthey expected.
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  • And I want to challenge youtoday that sometimes God will
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  • show up in a way youdon't expect.
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  • Sometimes your greatestblessing will come dressed up
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  • as your greatest burden.
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  • And you busy tryin' torebuke something--I wish I had
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  • a witness--that God is gonnause to bless you.
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  • You never know how God isgonna show up.
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  • Sometimes God will not use yourbest friend to bless you.
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  • Sometimes God will usewho hated you.
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  • And when you shut the door onthem, you shut the door on
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  • your blessing.
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  • Oh, if I had time, I'd proveit to you.
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  • Hagar shut the door on Sarah'cause she was jealous and mad.
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  • Sarah didn't start that fight,Hagar did.
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  • And God said, "You better goback home.
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  • The one you're mad atis feeding you."
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  • My mama would call it cuttingoff your nose to spite
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  • your face.
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  • Any time God doesn't show up theway you expect him to show up,
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  • you have an issue.
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  • Paul concludes them all inunbelief so that they may be
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  • eligible to receive from God.
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  • I wanna dig into this.
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  • Can I go a little bitdeeper today?
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  • See, religious people havea tendency to respond to
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  • a challenge with arrogance.
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  • But what really brings thechallenge to fruition
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  • is humility.
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  • Paul says, "Neither one of youare right in your thinking.
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  • Bow down."
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  • When they bowed down in chapter4, it opened up chapter 5.
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  • Chapter 5 is, "Therefore beingjustified by faith, we have
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  • peace with God."
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  • So to the Orthodox Jew, you'renot gonna be justified because
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  • of the meat you don't eat, andthe hands you wash, and the days
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  • that you observe.
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  • That's not going to take you in.
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  • And you're not gonna bejustified worshiping Diana and
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  • having orgies, and you're notgonna be justified by doing your
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  • thing, and you're not gonna bejustified by doing your thing.
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  • All of you, throw downyour weapons.
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  • Drop down on your knees.
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  • Humble yourself.
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  • Oh, y'all don't hear whatI'm saying.
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • Bishop Jakes: In times oftrouble, it's really not company
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  • that you need, it's soundwisdom.
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  • So this is not just about beinglonely in times of trouble, this
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  • is about getting insight intimes of trouble.
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  • Because you're really feelingalone because you're thinking
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  • inside of yourself.
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  • I do that sometimes.
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  • It's like, I grew up in WestVirginia, and your wheels would
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  • get on ice, and they'd bespinning, and rubber would be
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  • burning, and you're burning gas,but you're not getting anywhere.
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  • Any time you think the samething five times, you're not
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  • thinking, you're worrying.
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  • Any time you keep rehearsing thesame thing over and over again,
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  • "What am I gonna do about this?
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  • Oh my God, what am I gonna doabout this?
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  • If I don't do something,something's gonna happen.
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  • It's comin' back Thursday and Idon't know what I'm gonna do."
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  • See, at first I was thinking,but if I keep repeating it,
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  • I'm just worrying.
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  • And you're never gonna get theanswers you need just
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  • by worrying.
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • Bishop Jakes: If you throwdown your weapons and drop down
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  • on your knees, God has a betteridea than the idea you had for
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  • yourself, and the idea was,"Therefore being justified by--
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  • by--by--by--."
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  • He said if you believe God, youcan have peace with God.
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  • Got one thing going for me.
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  • Lord, I believe you.
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  • I got one thing goin' for me.
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  • I believe you.
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  • I got one thing going for me.
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  • I believe you.
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  • I'm crazy, I believe you.
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  • I'm stupid, I believe you.
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  • I'm backwards, butI believe you.
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  • I'm weak, but I believe you.
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  • I'm wicked, but I believe you.
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  • God said, "That's all right.
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  • I'll wash all of that stuff awayand I'll justify you."
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  • "Therefore being justifiedby faith."
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  • Let me bring it home 'cause Iknow you're gonna fight me, so
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  • let me dig into it.
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  • "Abraham believed God, and itwas counted unto him
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  • as righteousness."
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  • It wasn't that he was right.
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  • No, that liar wasn't right,lying about his wife sleeping
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  • with his maid.
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  • It wasn't that he was right.
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  • He believed God and it wascounted unto him
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  • as righteousness.
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  • You--no, don't sit there withthem big brown eyes, looking at
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  • me like you don't understandthat God didn't bless you
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  • because you was holy.
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  • Don't you sit there and act likeyou don't understand the words
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  • that are comin' out of my mouth.
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  • You know God knows yourbusiness.
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  • You can fool these churchpeople, but you can't fool God.
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  • You know you're not sittingthere because you was right.
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  • It's just that every now andthen, you believe God.
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  • Oh, I'm gonna preach it tillI break it down.
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  • I'm gonna preach it till I breakit down.
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  • I'm gonna preach it till youstop lookin' down your nose
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  • at other people.
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  • I'm going to preach it till youstop gossiping about people.
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  • I'm gonna preach it till youstop thinking you're better than
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  • anybody else.
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  • You are not here becauseyou're holy.
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  • You're here because youbelieved God.
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  • If you can believe God, theperson you're talking about
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  • can believe God.
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  • And God said, "I will count itas righteousness."
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  • [speaking in tongues]
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  • Oh, I feel his presence in thisplace right now.
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  • Abraham believed God and it wascounted unto him
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  • as righteousness.
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  • The word "counted" in theoriginal language is an
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  • accounting term.
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  • It means he marked the ledger asif it were righteous.
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  • You didn't have the money, butI'm just gonna write it off
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  • the books.
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  • You really weren't righteous,but if you have faith, I'm gonna
  • 00:17:15.818 --> 00:17:18.921
  • mark the account as paid.
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  • I'm going to settle the accountjust because you believe me.
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  • "Therefore being justified byfaith, we have peace with God."
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  • "If I live, it's Christ.
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  • If I die, it's gain."
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  • I can't lose either way.
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  • I'm cool with God.
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  • "If I'm absent in the body, I'mpresent with the Lord," because
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  • I believe God.
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  • That's the Word of God.
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  • That's what--now,y'all forgive me.
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  • I might lose members over this,but I refuse to pastor
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  • an ignorant church.
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  • An illiterate--a biblicallyilliterate church I will
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  • not pastor.
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  • It is my responsibility that youknow what you're shouting about,
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  • that you're not shouting becauseyou got on a brand name tie, or
  • 00:18:12.241 --> 00:18:15.944
  • a big car, or a big house, butyou're shouting because you got
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  • a big God who washed you in theblood, and delivered you from
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  • your sins, and set you free.
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • Now, let me tell you why God letfaith be the door.
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  • Faith made it possible foreverybody to have access.
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  • Had it been intelligence, Godwouldn't be just because all of
  • 00:19:03.792 --> 00:19:09.064
  • us don't have the same IQ.
  • 00:19:09.097 --> 00:19:10.399
  • Then the smart people will go toheaven and the rest of us, those
  • 00:19:10.432 --> 00:19:19.408
  • of us who flunked trigonometry,we would be in the other place.
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  • So God didn't let it be byknowledge, he let it be by faith
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  • because faith is something thateven children have.
  • 00:19:32.254 --> 00:19:37.392
  • In fact, "Save you believe as achild, you cannot inherit the
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  • kingdom of God."
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  • "Therefore being justified byfaith, we have peace with God."
  • 00:19:46.902 --> 00:19:54.676
  • This idea that faith would countfor righteousness.
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  • This idea that faith would bethe currency of heaven.
  • 00:20:04.353 --> 00:20:09.891
  • The currency.The currency.
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  • Faith is the currency of heaven.
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  • It's the currency.
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  • I'm tryin' to findsome currency.
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  • Here's some currency.
  • 00:20:18.166 --> 00:20:19.468
  • On this currency,I got a dollar.
  • 00:20:19.501 --> 00:20:23.572
  • This dollar, it can't do nothin'I need.
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  • I can't drive it.
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  • I can't eat it.
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  • I can't wear it.
  • 00:20:31.546 --> 00:20:33.282
  • But it says this note is legaltender for all debts public
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  • and private.
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  • It is a medium of exchange.
  • 00:20:40.055 --> 00:20:42.691
  • I can't eat it, but if I got it,I can trade it for something
  • 00:20:42.724 --> 00:20:46.094
  • to eat.
  • 00:20:46.128 --> 00:20:47.462
  • I can't wear it, but if I gotit, I could trade it for
  • 00:20:47.496 --> 00:20:50.699
  • somethin' to wear.
  • 00:20:50.732 --> 00:20:52.034
  • I can't live in it, but if I gotit, I can trade it for a house.
  • 00:20:52.067 --> 00:20:56.305
  • What this dollar is in thenatural, faith is in
  • 00:20:56.338 --> 00:21:00.442
  • the spiritual.
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  • Faith is not healing, but if Igot it, I can get some healing.
  • 00:21:03.845 --> 00:21:10.052
  • Oh, y'all don't hear whatI'm saying.
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  • Faith is not deliverance, but ifI got it, I can get deliverance.
  • 00:21:12.754 --> 00:21:18.660
  • "Whatsoever you desire whenyou pray," what?
  • 00:21:18.694 --> 00:21:22.164
  • "Believe you have received itand ye shall have it by faith."
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  • The next time you go aftersomething and all them haters
  • 00:21:32.374 --> 00:21:35.177
  • tell you you can't afford it,you can't get it, you don't have
  • 00:21:35.210 --> 00:21:39.214
  • it, you can't go back to school,you're not smart enough, you
  • 00:21:39.247 --> 00:21:42.751
  • can't get up on your feet, justlook at 'em and say, "By faith."
  • 00:21:42.784 --> 00:21:52.794
  • Faith makes me righteous.
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  • God says, "If you believe me,Abraham, it is counted."
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  • Accounted.
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  • I know you're not right, butI'll count it as righteousness.
  • 00:22:07.175 --> 00:22:12.681
  • Your faith makes up thedifference between where you are
  • 00:22:12.714 --> 00:22:17.285
  • and where you wanna be.
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  • This was the big idea.
  • 00:22:20.055 --> 00:22:22.924
  • This idea was too big to remainconfined in Catholicism.
  • 00:22:22.958 --> 00:22:30.232
  • That's why Martin Luther startedreading what we are reading now
  • 00:22:30.265 --> 00:22:34.803
  • and said, "Wait a minute."
  • 00:22:34.836 --> 00:22:36.138
  • It doesn't say by priest, itdoesn't say by Communions.
  • 00:22:36.171 --> 00:22:43.345
  • Wait a minute, Pentecostalpeople, it don't say by baptism.
  • 00:22:43.378 --> 00:22:47.783
  • It don't say by long dressesor short dresses.
  • 00:22:47.816 --> 00:22:52.254
  • It doesn't say by keeping acertain day of the week.
  • 00:22:52.287 --> 00:22:59.127
  • I don't care what your doctrineis, it's not by your doctrine.
  • 00:22:59.161 --> 00:23:05.634
  • By faith.
  • 00:23:05.667 --> 00:23:07.002
  • Now, the thing about faith isyou cannot lock it up.
  • 00:23:07.035 --> 00:23:12.908
  • You can't put it behind thewalls of your building and say,
  • 00:23:12.941 --> 00:23:16.411
  • "We got it and you can't haveit," because faith will break
  • 00:23:16.445 --> 00:23:22.017
  • out of every jail you tryto put it in.
  • 00:23:22.050 --> 00:23:26.188
  • Faith'll go over and get off themother's board and jumping
  • 00:23:26.221 --> 00:23:30.992
  • a hooker.
  • 00:23:31.026 --> 00:23:35.330
  • It'll grab a hooker named Rahab.
  • 00:23:35.363 --> 00:23:40.168
  • I wish you would fight me.
  • 00:23:40.202 --> 00:23:43.238
  • You can't lock up faith.
  • 00:23:43.271 --> 00:23:44.606
  • You can'tlock up faith.
  • 00:23:44.639 --> 00:23:48.176
  • Faith will reach out and get theungodly, the unconverted, the
  • 00:23:48.210 --> 00:23:52.981
  • unnatural, the pervertedif you'll believe.
  • 00:23:53.014 --> 00:24:01.323
  • I wish I had some believers.
  • 00:24:01.356 --> 00:24:02.691
  • I wish I hadsome believers.
  • 00:24:02.724 --> 00:24:05.760
  • I wish I had some believers.
  • 00:24:05.794 --> 00:24:08.263
  • I wish I hadsome believers.
  • 00:24:08.296 --> 00:24:13.835
  • Tell your neighbor, say,"Neighbor, I got one thing goin'
  • 00:24:13.869 --> 00:24:17.506
  • for me.
  • 00:24:17.539 --> 00:24:18.874
  • I believe God."
  • 00:24:18.907 --> 00:24:22.444
  • If that's true, give hima crazy praise.
  • 00:24:22.477 --> 00:24:26.481
  • [congregation cheering]
  • 00:24:26.982 --> 00:24:29.951
  • ♪♪♪
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  • I believe him for the house.
  • 00:24:35.891 --> 00:24:39.961
  • I believe him for my children.
  • 00:24:39.995 --> 00:24:43.398
  • I believe him for my future.
  • 00:24:43.431 --> 00:24:46.635
  • I believe him for mydeliverance.
  • 00:24:46.668 --> 00:24:50.305
  • I believe him.
  • 00:24:50.338 --> 00:24:52.240
  • Tell every devil.
  • 00:24:52.274 --> 00:24:54.643
  • Tell every witch.
  • 00:24:54.676 --> 00:24:56.444
  • I believe God.
  • 00:24:56.478 --> 00:24:58.380
  • You can't hex me.
  • 00:24:58.413 --> 00:25:00.549
  • You can't curse me.
  • 00:25:00.582 --> 00:25:03.585
  • You can't block me.
  • 00:25:03.618 --> 00:25:06.755
  • ♪♪♪
  • 00:25:06.788 --> 00:25:16.798
  • Have you ever been in a faithfight and the devil was trying
  • 00:25:19.634 --> 00:25:24.472
  • to convince you that you wasn'tgonna get what God said you
  • 00:25:24.506 --> 00:25:28.677
  • was gonna get?
  • 00:25:28.710 --> 00:25:30.011
  • If you won the fight, give Goda praise right--
  • 00:25:30.045 --> 00:25:34.783
  • ♪♪♪
  • 00:25:34.816 --> 00:25:44.826
  • Somebody shout, "Faith."
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  • Bishop Jakes: You've gottenso used to business as usual
  • 00:25:58.106 --> 00:26:00.475
  • that you say stuff, but youreally don't expect them
  • 00:26:00.508 --> 00:26:05.347
  • to change.
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  • female announcer: God is gettingready to make some changes
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  • in your life.
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  • Get ready for it.
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  • Get ready for it.Get ready for it.
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  • Bishop Jakes: God brought youto the faith to change
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  • your perspective.
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  • Do you think God doesn't knowwhat happened to you?
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  • Do you think God does notrealize the injustices, or the
  • 00:26:43.818 --> 00:26:48.423
  • pain, or the trauma you'vebeen through?
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  • ♪ The Potter's Touch ♪
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  • ♪ The Potter's Touch ♪♪
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  • ♪♪♪
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