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August 19, 2019
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The Potter's Touch with T. D. Jakes

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  • - Bishop T.D. Jakes:
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  • Most people who pray,
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  • "Protect me," other people pray,
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  • "Provide for me," but very
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  • - female announcer:
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  • Inspirational.
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  • - Bishop Jakes: He has gifted
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  • you with a level of favor
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  • that makes you effective.
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  • - announcer: Thought-provoking.
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  • - Bishop Jakes: When you think
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  • too highly of yourself to serve,
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  • you cancel out your opportunity
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  • to grow.
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  • - announcer: Empowering.
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  • - Bishop Jakes: God positioned
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  • me to break a curse,
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  • provoke a shift.
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  • I don't know whether you know it
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  • or not,
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  • but you changed the game.
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  • - announcer: This is,
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  • The Potter's Touch
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  • - Pastor Cora Jakes-Coleman:
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  • Greetings, family,
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  • I'm Pastor Cora Jakes-Coleman.
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  • Thank you for watching,
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  • "The Potter's Touch."
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  • Today, we are going to talk
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  • about Joseph and the favor that
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  • was on his life, and guess what?
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  • Joseph is not the only one
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  • who has favor.
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  • You do, too, even when
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  • it doesn't look like it.
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  • I want you to get ready
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  • to take notes and get rid of all
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  • the distractions as my father
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  • teaches us how
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  • - Bishop Jakes: Number one,
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  • the prerequisite of favor,
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  • the prerequisite of favor.
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  • Now, you can run around here
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  • and talk about,
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  • "I'm blessed and high favored.
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  • I'm blessed and highly favored,
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  • da-da-da, da-da-da," let me tell
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  • you something, everybody is not
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  • blessed and highly favored.
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  • Because if everybody was blessed
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  • and highly favored, then favored
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  • would be normal and how is it
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  • a favor?
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  • If everybody's exceptional,
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  • then exceptional is normal,
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  • and if it's normal,
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  • it ceases to be exceptional.
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  • The truth of the matter is,
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  • some of us have been chosen
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  • to walk in levels of favor
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  • that other people are destined
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  • to follow in.
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  • If you were meant to shift
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  • something, [speaking in tongues]
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  • if you were born to provoke
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  • change, God will favor you
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  • for your assignment.
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  • Everybody can't walk
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  • in that favor, somebody has
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  • to follow that favor.
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  • See, everybody wants to be
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  • favored, now that's the problem,
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  • that's why we got churches
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  • on every corner.
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  • Everybody wants to be chief,
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  • nobody wants to be Indians.
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  • Come on, talk to me, somebody.
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  • Everybody wants to have
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  • the big seat up front,
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  • and nobody wants to follow.
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  • But it is just as good to walk
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  • in somebody else's favor
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  • as it is to be favored.
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  • I don't have to be Noah,
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  • I'll be one of Noah's sons.
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  • Favor, you are either meant to
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  • be favored or to follow someone
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  • in favor, because if you follow
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  • someone in favor, you get
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  • blessed because of their favor.
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  • Ruth didn't have nothing
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  • when she got to Bethlehem,
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  • 'til she hooked up with Boaz.
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  • When she got up under
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  • his skirts, all the blessings
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  • Just because she was Boaz's
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  • wife, she ended up owning the
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  • field that she used to work in.
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  • So, it's not about big I's
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  • and little U's, it's really
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  • about God's divine purpose,
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  • and I wanna give you
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  • the prerequisites of favor.
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  • To those of you that were born
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  • to shift things, that were born
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  • to shift things, that were born
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  • to create a door for other
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  • people to run through,
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  • for this he gave you favor.
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  • For this he gave you favor.
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  • It doesn't mean that you are
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  • better than your brethren, but
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  • for his plan for your life, he
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  • has gifted you with a level of
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  • favor that makes you effective
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  • when you do something
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  • that other people
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  • might not be effective at.
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  • Favor makes you effective.
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  • Favor makes you effective.
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  • Think of favor as God's
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  • investment in a trust fund.
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  • If God were to invest in a trust
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  • fund, the money he invested
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  • in the fund is only safe
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  • if the trust is there.
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  • That's why they call it
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  • a trust fund.
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  • And the more I trust the fund,
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  • the more I invest in the fund.
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  • So, what I want you to
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  • understand is that favored
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  • people are a trust fund.
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  • It simply means that there is
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  • something about you
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  • that God can trust.
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  • This is a prerequisite of favor.
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  • Why did God pick Joseph
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  • over all of his brethren?
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  • He wasn't the firstborn,
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  • he wasn't the only born,
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  • he might not have even been
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  • the best looking born,
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  • I don't know, I didn't see him,
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  • but God didn't pick him on
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  • the criteria that people pick.
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  • This might help you
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  • with who you pick.
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  • God picks people he can trust.
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  • God trusted Joseph,
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  • that's why he favored him.
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  • He knew that Joseph
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  • would not get so bitter
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  • that he would get revenge.
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  • Can God trust you with
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  • the favor that you prayed for?
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  • God is not gonna give you
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  • the favor because you're smart,
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  • or because you're cute,
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  • or because you want it,
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  • he's gonna give you the favor
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  • because he can trust you
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  • not to be selfish.
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  • He needs to trust
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  • that your heart is big enough.
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  • They don't set up trust funds,
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  • they're not like savings
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  • accounts.
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  • When you set up a trust fund,
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  • it is for a cause.
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  • God can't trust some of you
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  • because if he gave too much
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  • to you,
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  • Let me show you something.
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  • Oh, I could talk to you
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  • about this.
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  • See, I've been talking to God,
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  • I'm excited about this.
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  • Let me tell you why the Bible
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  • says, "The liberal soul shall be
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  • made fat."
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  • "The liberal soul shall be
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  • made fat."
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  • That means that God will always
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  • God will always give
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  • to giving people,
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  • because he can trust you.
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  • He will give you things
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  • that are not even for you
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  • because he can trust you.
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  • Now, how do we get
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  • the prerequisite met?
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  • It's a heart matter.
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  • It's a heart matter.
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  • Some of us are good people,
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  • but we cannot be trusted to be
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  • generous, and we pray for favor,
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  • and we spin around, and throw
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  • money on the altar for favor,
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  • and we dance, and get slain in
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  • the spirit for favor, and we had
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  • little oily crosses made on our
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  • head for favor, but we never see
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  • the favor, because God doesn't
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  • trust us enough to invest in us,
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  • because he's seen
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  • what you did with power.
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  • Let me tell you
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  • who God gives favor to.
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  • It's not that these people are
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  • Pollyanna's, and they don't have
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  • resentment, and they don't have
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  • pain, and they don't have
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  • bitterness, and it's not that
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  • they don't think about getting
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  • even, but when push comes to
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  • shove, they just find themselves
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  • doing the right thing.
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  • And you do it, watch this,
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  • even when you don't like that,
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  • you do it.
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  • Even when you get mad
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  • at yourself 'cause you do it.
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  • Even when you lose respect
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  • for yourself 'cause you do it.
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  • And you look in the mirror
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  • and say, "That's what's wrong
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  • with you, you just let everybody
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  • run all over top of you."
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  • And you're embarrassed that
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  • you're that way, but that is
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  • why God is going to bless you.
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  • Because he can trust you that
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  • even when somebody hurts you,
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  • you will rise above your
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  • feelings and do what's right,
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  • in spite of how you feel.
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  • If I'm talking to you,
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  • - male: It just really
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  • opens your eyes to what the Lord
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  • wants you to do in your life
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  • and with others.
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  • - female: Because you're
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  • obedient to what God has called
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  • you to do, you're calling people
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  • like me to be obedient to what
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  • God has called me to do,
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  • - Bishop Jakes: If you are not
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  • in the room where changes
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  • are occurring,
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  • you are stuck in the yard where
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  • - Bishop Jakes: So, number two,
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  • I wanna talk about
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  • the pragmatism of favor,
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  • the pragmatism of favor.
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  • I wanna bring favor from the
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  • euphoric perspective of, "I'm
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  • walking in the favor of God,
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  • I'm favored,
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  • I'm blessed and highly"--
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  • What does that mean?
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  • What does that mean?
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  • Does that mean
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  • that you're better than me?
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  • Does that mean that you--
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  • What does that mean,
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  • the pragmatism of favor?
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  • How do we turn our gift
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  • into a usable service?
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  • Oh, wait a minute,
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  • I tied favor to service.
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  • Before I tied it to trust,
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  • now I'm talking
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  • favor to service,
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  • and some of you don't want
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  • favor to serve,
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  • you want favor to lead.
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  • You want favor to stand out.
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  • You want favor to be superior.
  • 00:13:01.130 --> 00:13:04.130
  • So, I wanna talk about
  • 00:13:04.130 --> 00:13:05.080
  • the pragmatism of favor.
  • 00:13:06.020 --> 00:13:09.020
  • How do you turn your favor into
  • 00:13:09.020 --> 00:13:11.280
  • something that is practical,
  • 00:13:12.120 --> 00:13:15.120
  • that you can sink
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  • your teeth into, that really
  • 00:13:16.040 --> 00:13:18.100
  • adds value to your life?
  • 00:13:18.100 --> 00:13:21.070
  • To understand that what
  • 00:13:21.070 --> 00:13:22.120
  • Joseph did is, over the course
  • 00:13:22.280 --> 00:13:25.280
  • of his life, what started out
  • 00:13:25.280 --> 00:13:28.280
  • as euphoric, and nebulous,
  • 00:13:30.120 --> 00:13:33.120
  • and indescript, and indefinable,
  • 00:13:33.120 --> 00:13:35.280
  • a coat of many colors,
  • 00:13:35.280 --> 00:13:38.130
  • "I got a coat of many colors.
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  • Look at what my daddy made
  • 00:13:40.170 --> 00:13:41.160
  • for me.
  • 00:13:41.160 --> 00:13:42.110
  • I got a coat of many colors.
  • 00:13:42.110 --> 00:13:43.140
  • I want you to see I got on a
  • 00:13:43.140 --> 00:13:44.190
  • coat of many colors.
  • 00:13:44.190 --> 00:13:46.040
  • Oh, it's a coat of many colors."
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  • What good is that?
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  • The pragmatism of favor means
  • 00:13:53.020 --> 00:13:54.140
  • until that coat converts into
  • 00:13:55.290 --> 00:13:58.290
  • conduct--favor needs to serve
  • 00:14:06.130 --> 00:14:09.130
  • somebody.
  • 00:14:10.010 --> 00:14:13.010
  • So, let me tell you how God
  • 00:14:13.010 --> 00:14:13.240
  • thinks about favor.
  • 00:14:13.240 --> 00:14:15.000
  • He said you're so highly
  • 00:14:15.000 --> 00:14:15.270
  • favored, you saw the vision that
  • 00:14:16.120 --> 00:14:19.120
  • your brothers were bowing down
  • 00:14:19.120 --> 00:14:20.180
  • to worship you 'cause
  • 00:14:20.180 --> 00:14:21.180
  • you had so much favor,
  • 00:14:21.180 --> 00:14:23.170
  • you're so highly favored,
  • 00:14:23.170 --> 00:14:25.130
  • I'm gonna make you a slave.
  • 00:14:31.130 --> 00:14:34.130
  • And when I get through
  • 00:14:34.130 --> 00:14:35.090
  • making you a slave,
  • 00:14:35.090 --> 00:14:36.070
  • I'm gonna sell you to Potiphar,
  • 00:14:37.070 --> 00:14:40.070
  • so that you can turn that favor
  • 00:14:40.100 --> 00:14:43.100
  • from a coat into a conduct.
  • 00:14:47.140 --> 00:14:50.140
  • I do, too, and, all of a sudden,
  • 00:14:50.140 --> 00:14:52.040
  • he is running Potiphar's house
  • 00:14:55.290 --> 00:14:58.290
  • with his favor.
  • 00:15:00.100 --> 00:15:03.100
  • He is controlling Potiphar's
  • 00:15:03.100 --> 00:15:04.290
  • affairs with his favor,
  • 00:15:06.090 --> 00:15:09.090
  • and guess what?
  • 00:15:09.090 --> 00:15:10.150
  • Here's the benefit, if you gotta
  • 00:15:10.150 --> 00:15:12.120
  • see a benefit of service, he got
  • 00:15:12.120 --> 00:15:15.030
  • to stay in that house without a
  • 00:15:15.030 --> 00:15:16.240
  • mortgage, live in an environment
  • 00:15:17.210 --> 00:15:20.210
  • that he didn't own, interact
  • 00:15:20.210 --> 00:15:23.060
  • with people that he would have
  • 00:15:23.060 --> 00:15:24.190
  • never met, because he turned
  • 00:15:24.270 --> 00:15:27.270
  • his favor into service.
  • 00:15:28.000 --> 00:15:31.000
  • His gift brought him before
  • 00:15:31.000 --> 00:15:32.130
  • great men, but if all you use
  • 00:15:32.240 --> 00:15:35.240
  • your gift for is to intimidate
  • 00:15:35.240 --> 00:15:38.000
  • people beneath you, you have
  • 00:15:39.060 --> 00:15:42.060
  • never discovered the pragmatism
  • 00:15:42.060 --> 00:15:43.230
  • of favor.
  • 00:15:43.230 --> 00:15:45.280
  • It's weird, the lower the boy
  • 00:15:46.230 --> 00:15:49.230
  • went, the higher he went.
  • 00:15:51.190 --> 00:15:54.190
  • The more he made his favor
  • 00:15:54.190 --> 00:15:56.170
  • pragmatic, the more he got
  • 00:15:56.170 --> 00:15:59.080
  • introduced to better people.
  • 00:15:59.080 --> 00:16:02.080
  • When you think too highly of
  • 00:16:02.080 --> 00:16:04.130
  • yourself to serve, you cancel
  • 00:16:04.130 --> 00:16:07.090
  • out your opportunity to grow,
  • 00:16:08.070 --> 00:16:11.070
  • because you have not
  • 00:16:11.070 --> 00:16:12.070
  • discovered--you have not made
  • 00:16:12.070 --> 00:16:13.160
  • your favor pragmatic, practical,
  • 00:16:14.140 --> 00:16:17.140
  • simplistic, functional.
  • 00:16:17.140 --> 00:16:20.100
  • What are you doing
  • 00:16:20.100 --> 00:16:21.100
  • with what you got?
  • 00:16:21.130 --> 00:16:24.130
  • That is always God's question.
  • 00:16:24.150 --> 00:16:27.150
  • It is not do you have it,
  • 00:16:27.150 --> 00:16:30.000
  • what are you doing
  • 00:16:30.000 --> 00:16:31.250
  • with what you've gotten?
  • 00:16:31.250 --> 00:16:34.190
  • How are you making your favor
  • 00:16:34.190 --> 00:16:36.030
  • pragmatic, practical, effective?
  • 00:16:43.220 --> 00:16:46.220
  • Now, in order for it to be
  • 00:16:46.220 --> 00:16:48.030
  • effective, this is why you can't
  • 00:16:48.030 --> 00:16:49.010
  • be in isolation.
  • 00:16:49.010 --> 00:16:50.100
  • You only measure effect by
  • 00:16:50.100 --> 00:16:52.270
  • results, and you can't have
  • 00:16:52.270 --> 00:16:55.150
  • results alone.
  • 00:16:56.060 --> 00:16:59.060
  • Results effect, move something,
  • 00:16:59.060 --> 00:17:02.060
  • paint something, cut something.
  • 00:17:02.080 --> 00:17:05.080
  • Oh, it's effective,
  • 00:17:05.080 --> 00:17:06.200
  • it cut it off.
  • 00:17:06.200 --> 00:17:07.230
  • It's effective, it moved it.
  • 00:17:07.230 --> 00:17:09.260
  • It's effective, it painted it.
  • 00:17:09.260 --> 00:17:11.200
  • You gotta have an "it" to have
  • 00:17:11.200 --> 00:17:13.170
  • an effect.
  • 00:17:14.180 --> 00:17:17.180
  • You're asking God for more
  • 00:17:17.180 --> 00:17:18.110
  • favor, but you don't like
  • 00:17:18.110 --> 00:17:20.180
  • people.
  • 00:17:23.190 --> 00:17:26.190
  • I'm going on, I'm going on,
  • 00:17:26.190 --> 00:17:28.120
  • I don't wanna make you
  • 00:17:28.120 --> 00:17:29.060
  • all the way mad.
  • 00:17:34.180 --> 00:17:37.180
  • Joseph, this is--I'm trying
  • 00:17:37.180 --> 00:17:39.150
  • to make sure I give you
  • 00:17:39.150 --> 00:17:40.090
  • everything God gave me.
  • 00:17:40.090 --> 00:17:42.120
  • Joseph's favor lay dormant
  • 00:17:43.020 --> 00:17:46.020
  • unless it was planted in the
  • 00:17:46.020 --> 00:17:47.260
  • soil of someone else's need.
  • 00:17:52.080 --> 00:17:55.080
  • The only time Joseph's favor
  • 00:17:55.080 --> 00:17:56.190
  • activated was when it was
  • 00:17:56.190 --> 00:17:59.040
  • planted in the soil of someone
  • 00:17:59.040 --> 00:18:01.290
  • else's need.
  • 00:18:01.290 --> 00:18:04.030
  • I told you from the beginning,
  • 00:18:04.030 --> 00:18:05.060
  • you're an answer,
  • 00:18:05.060 --> 00:18:06.080
  • you need a problem.
  • 00:18:06.080 --> 00:18:08.150
  • "They usin' me," yeah, that's
  • 00:18:08.150 --> 00:18:10.290
  • what they're supposed to do.
  • 00:18:11.020 --> 00:18:14.020
  • His favor only activated
  • 00:18:14.040 --> 00:18:17.040
  • when it was planted in the soil
  • 00:18:17.040 --> 00:18:19.100
  • of someone else's need.
  • 00:18:19.260 --> 00:18:22.260
  • You're only valuable
  • 00:18:22.280 --> 00:18:25.280
  • when you're needed.
  • 00:18:28.100 --> 00:18:31.100
  • Okay, number three, I wanna talk
  • 00:18:31.100 --> 00:18:33.080
  • about the pain of favor.
  • 00:18:36.080 --> 00:18:39.080
  • Joseph's favor only activated
  • 00:18:39.080 --> 00:18:41.220
  • when it regarded someone else,
  • 00:18:41.220 --> 00:18:44.150
  • so in every element
  • 00:18:44.150 --> 00:18:45.290
  • of his story, he's a hero.
  • 00:18:45.290 --> 00:18:48.100
  • You throw him in a pit,
  • 00:18:48.100 --> 00:18:49.150
  • he gets out.
  • 00:18:49.150 --> 00:18:51.080
  • You put him in Potiphar's house,
  • 00:18:51.080 --> 00:18:52.160
  • he runs Potiphar's house.
  • 00:18:52.160 --> 00:18:54.100
  • You put him in the prison,
  • 00:18:54.100 --> 00:18:55.170
  • he's running the prison.
  • 00:18:55.170 --> 00:18:57.110
  • You put him in the palace,
  • 00:18:57.110 --> 00:18:58.180
  • he's running the palace.
  • 00:18:58.180 --> 00:19:00.280
  • Here is something--oh, gosh,
  • 00:19:01.170 --> 00:19:04.170
  • I almost think I'm--God, I think
  • 00:19:04.170 --> 00:19:06.020
  • you gave me too much, 'cause I
  • 00:19:06.020 --> 00:19:07.110
  • wanna get down into everything.
  • 00:19:07.110 --> 00:19:10.030
  • Every time you turn around,
  • 00:19:10.030 --> 00:19:11.120
  • Joseph is getting up.
  • 00:19:11.120 --> 00:19:13.220
  • Up out the pit, up out
  • 00:19:13.220 --> 00:19:15.100
  • of Potiphar's house, up in
  • 00:19:15.100 --> 00:19:17.060
  • the prison, up in the palace,
  • 00:19:17.230 --> 00:19:20.230
  • then why is he crying?
  • 00:19:25.170 --> 00:19:28.170
  • Because Joseph is more effective
  • 00:19:28.180 --> 00:19:31.180
  • at alleviating other people's
  • 00:19:31.180 --> 00:19:33.080
  • pain than his own.
  • 00:19:36.240 --> 00:19:39.240
  • The text opens up with the man
  • 00:19:39.240 --> 00:19:41.020
  • of faith and favor putting
  • 00:19:41.260 --> 00:19:44.260
  • everybody out and screaming so
  • 00:19:44.260 --> 00:19:46.150
  • loud they could hear him all the
  • 00:19:46.240 --> 00:19:49.240
  • way down the hall, because favor
  • 00:19:52.180 --> 00:19:55.180
  • has pain.
  • 00:19:59.230 --> 00:20:02.230
  • So, I wanna talk to you about
  • 00:20:02.230 --> 00:20:03.230
  • the pain of favor.
  • 00:20:05.140 --> 00:20:08.140
  • People use you when you're
  • 00:20:08.140 --> 00:20:09.210
  • favored.
  • 00:20:09.250 --> 00:20:12.250
  • People take you for granted when
  • 00:20:12.250 --> 00:20:14.030
  • you're favored, and in some
  • 00:20:15.070 --> 00:20:18.070
  • cases, you open up their dream
  • 00:20:18.070 --> 00:20:20.030
  • and they get out and forget you
  • 00:20:20.030 --> 00:20:22.240
  • when you're favored.
  • 00:20:25.160 --> 00:20:28.160
  • And you down in trouble and say,
  • 00:20:28.160 --> 00:20:29.180
  • "Wait, you were supposed to put
  • 00:20:29.180 --> 00:20:30.180
  • in a word for me."
  • 00:20:33.130 --> 00:20:36.130
  • But the worst part of his pain
  • 00:20:36.130 --> 00:20:39.000
  • is that he ran Potiphar's house,
  • 00:20:39.040 --> 00:20:42.040
  • he went to jail to save
  • 00:20:42.040 --> 00:20:43.250
  • Potiphar's marriage.
  • 00:20:48.130 --> 00:20:51.130
  • He went to jail to save
  • 00:20:51.160 --> 00:20:54.160
  • Potiphar's marriage.
  • 00:20:54.160 --> 00:20:57.030
  • He served in the prison as an
  • 00:20:57.030 --> 00:20:59.010
  • inmate and all the while he
  • 00:20:59.240 --> 00:21:02.260
  • ached for a family.
  • 00:21:02.260 --> 00:21:05.180
  • He could run everybody's house
  • 00:21:06.020 --> 00:21:09.020
  • and couldn't get his back.
  • 00:21:10.120 --> 00:21:13.120
  • He helped everybody else with
  • 00:21:13.120 --> 00:21:14.180
  • their situation and wondered,
  • 00:21:15.020 --> 00:21:18.020
  • "Is my father dead?
  • 00:21:23.120 --> 00:21:26.120
  • Will I ever see my brothers
  • 00:21:26.120 --> 00:21:27.160
  • again?
  • 00:21:28.080 --> 00:21:31.080
  • Maybe it's just meant for me
  • 00:21:31.080 --> 00:21:32.130
  • to serve everybody else.
  • 00:21:36.180 --> 00:21:39.180
  • Maybe I'll never have anything
  • 00:21:41.030 --> 00:21:44.030
  • for me.
  • 00:21:44.030 --> 00:21:46.020
  • Maybe my joy is yours."
  • 00:21:53.290 --> 00:21:56.290
  • When his brothers walked in
  • 00:21:56.290 --> 00:21:59.280
  • that door, he started screaming
  • 00:22:07.270 --> 00:22:10.270
  • because it was God saying,
  • 00:22:12.280 --> 00:22:15.280
  • "I got you."
  • 00:22:15.290 --> 00:22:18.290
  • [laughing]
  • 00:22:19.260 --> 00:22:22.260
  • I am going to restore unto you
  • 00:22:25.140 --> 00:22:28.140
  • the years that the cankerworm,
  • 00:22:29.160 --> 00:22:32.160
  • and the palmerworm, and the
  • 00:22:32.160 --> 00:22:34.180
  • locusts ate up in your life.
  • 00:22:34.180 --> 00:22:37.130
  • And everything that you thought
  • 00:22:37.130 --> 00:22:38.270
  • you would never get back, and
  • 00:22:38.270 --> 00:22:41.110
  • you've decided I'm just gonna
  • 00:22:41.110 --> 00:22:42.260
  • make the best of a bad
  • 00:22:42.260 --> 00:22:44.100
  • situation, I am going to restore
  • 00:22:44.100 --> 00:22:47.020
  • it back to you, pressed down,
  • 00:22:47.270 --> 00:22:50.270
  • shaken together, and running
  • 00:22:50.270 --> 00:22:52.250
  • over.
  • 00:22:52.250 --> 00:22:55.070
  • And your latter day shall be
  • 00:22:55.070 --> 00:22:57.030
  • greater than your former day,
  • 00:22:57.140 --> 00:23:00.160
  • because I've got a blessing for
  • 00:23:00.160 --> 00:23:02.000
  • you.
  • 00:23:02.000 --> 00:23:03.160
  • I used you to bless everybody
  • 00:23:03.160 --> 00:23:04.280
  • else, but I have not forgotten
  • 00:23:06.190 --> 00:23:09.190
  • you.
  • 00:23:09.190 --> 00:23:11.010
  • You will come into your season,
  • 00:23:11.010 --> 00:23:13.060
  • and that right early, and
  • 00:23:13.060 --> 00:23:15.070
  • everything that you have
  • 00:23:15.070 --> 00:23:17.190
  • secretly whispered to me about
  • 00:23:17.190 --> 00:23:20.080
  • in the middle of the night, I'm
  • 00:23:20.080 --> 00:23:22.110
  • sending it in your direction,
  • 00:23:22.170 --> 00:23:25.170
  • and I am going to cause your
  • 00:23:25.170 --> 00:23:27.270
  • heart to rejoice in the God
  • 00:23:28.080 --> 00:23:31.080
  • of your salvation.
  • 00:23:31.080 --> 00:23:33.100
  • If you receive it,
  • 00:23:33.100 --> 00:23:34.280
  • give him a praise.
  • 00:23:37.010 --> 00:23:40.010
  • I want you to understand
  • 00:23:40.010 --> 00:23:42.030
  • There was a purpose in
  • 00:23:46.110 --> 00:23:48.230
  • everything you went through.
  • 00:23:49.030 --> 00:23:52.030
  • Joseph uses the word posterity.
  • 00:23:52.210 --> 00:23:55.210
  • He says I did it for the
  • 00:23:55.210 --> 00:23:57.170
  • generations that were coming
  • 00:23:57.170 --> 00:24:00.130
  • after me, that God positioned me
  • 00:24:01.230 --> 00:24:04.230
  • to break a curse, provoke
  • 00:24:06.290 --> 00:24:09.290
  • a shift, bring about a change.
  • 00:24:11.270 --> 00:24:14.270
  • I don't know
  • 00:24:14.270 --> 00:24:15.210
  • whether you know it or not,
  • 00:24:15.210 --> 00:24:17.160
  • but you changed the game.
  • 00:24:26.110 --> 00:24:29.110
  • You changed the game.
  • 00:24:29.110 --> 00:24:32.110
  • I'm gonna quit, 'cause I feel
  • 00:24:32.110 --> 00:24:33.050
  • like preachin' now.
  • 00:24:33.050 --> 00:24:35.120
  • I feel like preachin' right now.
  • 00:24:36.160 --> 00:24:39.160
  • Touch your neighbor and say,
  • 00:24:39.160 --> 00:24:41.000
  • "You changed the game."
  • 00:24:41.180 --> 00:24:44.180
  • Because of you, your children
  • 00:24:44.180 --> 00:24:47.040
  • changed, your grandchildren
  • 00:24:47.040 --> 00:24:49.190
  • changed, your neighborhood
  • 00:24:49.190 --> 00:24:52.130
  • changed, your city changed,
  • 00:24:53.030 --> 00:24:56.030
  • your nation changed.
  • 00:24:56.030 --> 00:24:59.030
  • On my God, I need a gamechanger
  • 00:25:01.020 --> 00:25:04.020
  • that'll give God the praise
  • 00:25:04.020 --> 00:25:06.260
  • in spite of my pain,
  • 00:25:07.080 --> 00:25:10.080
  • - Cora: I don't know about you,
  • 00:25:20.130 --> 00:25:21.230
  • but I am ready to enjoy the
  • 00:25:21.230 --> 00:25:23.290
  • favor of God that is on my life.
  • 00:25:23.290 --> 00:25:26.280
  • One of the things my dad used
  • 00:25:26.280 --> 00:25:28.010
  • to say is, "Favor is not fair,"
  • 00:25:28.110 --> 00:25:31.110
  • so walk in that favor.
  • 00:25:31.110 --> 00:25:32.280
  • Hey, did you know my family
  • 00:25:32.280 --> 00:25:35.000
  • and I are going on a cruise?
  • 00:25:35.000 --> 00:25:37.080
  • Well, you should come with us.
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  • pressure,
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  • God sees your prosperity,
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  • pressure.
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  • five-card set.
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  • - Bishop Jakes: I don't care
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  • how tough you are.
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  • I don't care how intelligent
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  • you are.
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  • I don't care how resourceful
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  • you are.
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  • Sooner or later, you will
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  • run into something for which
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  • - announcer: And when your gift
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  • is $90 or more, we will add
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  • bishop's breakthrough collection
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  • that includes three DVDs
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  • - Bishop Jakes: There is
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  • a wisdom that comes up
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  • out of the pressure.
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  • There is a strength that
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  • comes up out of the pressure.
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  • There is a deliverance that
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  • - announcer: Learn how God
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  • uses pressure to accomplish
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  • If in Canada,
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  • visit us online or call to order
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  • - announcer: Feel free to
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  • reach out to us on social media
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  • and share your story of how
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  • God is impacting your life.
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  • We look forward to seeing you
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  • next time on,
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  • "The Potter's Touch."
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  • The Potter's touch
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