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Stay on Track

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July 21, 2020
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Don’t allow frustrations to make you deviate from your purpose. All you have to do to win this battle; is stay on track.

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  • ♪♪♪
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  • female announcer: Coming up on"The Potter's Touch."
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  • Bishop TD Jakes: When it's time,it's gonna happen.
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  • When it's time, it's gonna cometo pass.
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  • When it's time, you're comin'out of trouble.
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  • When it's time, can't no gravehold your body down.
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  • When it's time, God is gonnaresurrect ya.
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  • When it's time-- oh, y'all don'thear what I'm saying.
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  • ♪ The Potter's Touch.The Potter's Touch. ♪♪
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  • Bishop TD Jakes: "The steps of agood man are ordered by
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  • the Lord."
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  • I know you're used to shoutingover that text, but before you
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  • dance, think a minute.
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  • God ordered steps.
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  • Who wants steps?
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  • Nobody wants steps.
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  • Steps are not beautiful.
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  • They're not attractive.
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  • Now, when they put them in yourhouse, they try to decorate
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  • them, put carpet on 'em.
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  • Some people even put lights upunder 'em.
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  • They try to decorate them, butnobody wants steps.
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  • The only reason we have steps isto get us to a higher level.
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  • If there were a way to getupstairs without going up stairs
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  • to get there, we would take it.
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  • If we could afford an elevator,we would put one in.
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  • But if you don't have the$60.000-$70.000 it takes to put
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  • an elevator in your house, thenguess what?
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  • You go up the steps one at atime.
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  • I take them one at a time now.
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  • I didn't used to.
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  • I used to take two and three ata time.
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  • When I was younger, I would juststep over steps and just take
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  • two or three steps at a time.
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  • I did that.
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  • I ran up the steps, talking onthe phone.
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  • I skipped over the steps.
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  • I ignored the steps.
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  • They were no problem when I wasyounger.
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  • No, no, I don't remember kneesaching, back hurting, anything.
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  • I just went up the steps fast.
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  • I ran up until I tripped on 'em.
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  • As long as I had never trippedgoing up the steps, I ran going
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  • up the steps.
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  • I skipped over top of them.
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  • It was funny to me to seesomebody take one step at
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  • a time.
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  • My legs were long.
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  • My back was straight.
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  • I could expedite the process andget there quicker.
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  • Old people got on my nerves,took 'em too long to get where
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  • they were tryin' to go.
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  • Excuse me, step aside, move tothe right.
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  • I gotta go.
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  • I'd run up the steps until Ifell on the steps.
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  • And the steps taught me torespect them.
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  • I bust my lip on the step and Ilearn respect for the process.
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  • I learned that the race is notgiven to the swift, nor the war
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  • to the strong, but to him thatendureth to the end.
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  • I learned as cars shot past me,and jumped in front of me, and
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  • pulled around me when I wasdriving, only to meet me at the
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  • red light.
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  • I learned God has ordered steps.
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  • The thing that I'm thankful foris to know that God orders
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  • the steps.
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  • It helps me to understand that Iam not wandering aimlessly, that
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  • I'm not just moving on my own,that there is a course for me to
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  • take, and that I can't graduate'til I take it, that there is a
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  • path for me to prod, that Godisn't makin' this thing up as
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  • he goes.
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  • I thought he was makin' it up ashe went.
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  • That's why I prayed, so he couldmake it up my way.
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  • I prayed to abort the process.
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  • I prayed to speed it up.
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  • I prayed to get out of thingsthat he wanted me to stay into.
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  • I prayed that I wouldn't have toendure some things that he
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  • wanted me to endure.
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  • I was workin' on thedestination, but he was workin'
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  • on me.
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  • And sometimes he made me wait.
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  • He made me slow down, said, "No,you skipped that step.
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  • Go back.
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  • Go back and do that again.
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  • If you skipped it with Jimmy,I'm going to send it back
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  • with Freddy.
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  • If you skipped it with Willy,you're gonna have to go through
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  • it with Roger.
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  • If you skipped it with Sally,you're gonna go through it
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  • with Susie.
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  • Because all of these are toolsthat I'm using to work on you.
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  • I'm not preparing the blessingfor you, I'm preparing you for
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  • the blessing."
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  • The blessing is alreadyprepared.
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  • Oh my God, the blessing isalready prepared.
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  • "Eyes have not seen, ears havenot heard, neither has entered
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  • into the heart of man the thingsthat God has prepared for them
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  • that love him."
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  • Did you know your blessing isalready ready, that it's already
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  • in place, and God isn't fixingit up right now.
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  • It's already done, that the workdoesn't have to be applied to
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  • where you're going, the work hasto be applied to you so that
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  • when you get where you're going,you can handle what you
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  • gotta handle.
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  • And so God, help me preach.
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  • The steps, the steps, the steps.
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  • Touch three people and say, "Thesteps, the steps, the steps."
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  • You wanted a good husband, butyou wasn't a good wife.
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  • You wanted children, but youwasn't a good parent.
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  • You wanted a good wife, but youwasn't a good man.
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  • And anytime you get anything toosoon, you will trip on
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  • the steps.
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  • So God puts us in process andorders steps.
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  • He does it by steps.
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  • He does everything by steps.
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  • He does everything by steps.
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  • Somebody was-- some young pastorwas-- had gotten ahold to some
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  • of our materials that wedisseminate behind the scenes
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  • for our conferences and theysaid everything is regimented.
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  • At 7 o'clock, the lights go up.
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  • At 7:01, the praise singerssing.
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  • At 7:15, it's in the hands ofso-and-so.
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  • And they were amazed becausethey were used to goin' to a
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  • church that had no steps.
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  • I explain to them when you don'thave much to manage, you can do
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  • it haphazardly.
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  • You can just call Sister Agnesout of the crowd and say, "I see
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  • Agnes has come in themiddle.
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  • Let's have Agnes come singa solo."
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  • But when you have somethingmassive to run, you can't run it
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  • in a haphazard way.
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  • Your structure has to bedifferent.
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  • Your order has to be different.
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  • You can't move spontaneously.
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  • You have to move a littlemethodically and mechanically so
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  • that you are prepared to handleit.
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  • You can't drive an 18-wheelerlike you drive a Volkswagen.
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  • You can make a sudden turn in aVW, but if you're driving an
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  • 18-wheeler you got to thinkbefore you get to the turn and
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  • start shifting down and movinginto position so that when you
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  • get to the turn, you arepositioned to make the
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  • right turn.
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  • And if you weren't gonna domuch, God could jerk you
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  • quickly, but to him who much isgiven, much is required and you
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  • have to go through the processto get everything lined up.
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  • Yes, you can handle it, but canyour children handle it?
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  • Yes, you can handle it, but canyour spouse handle it?
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  • Yes, you can handle it, but doyou have the right friends for
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  • where you're tryin' to go?
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  • There has to be some adjustmentson the steps before you get to
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  • the stage.
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  • You can't get to this stagewithout steps.
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  • The steps of good man areordered by the Lord.
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  • Even Jesus had steps.
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  • They tried to crown him too soonand he disappeared because they
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  • were tryin' to make him skip thesteps.
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  • He said, "No, no, you can'tcrown me before you cross" me.
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  • It is my cross that makes mycrown.
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  • It is my agony that makes myecstasy.
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  • It is my sickness that makes myhealing.
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  • It is my poverty thatilluminates my prosperity, makes
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  • me appreciate where I am.
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  • Oh God, help me.
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  • Makes me appreciate where I amright now.
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  • You don't notice good health'til you been sick.
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  • You don't even notice it.
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  • You don't even understand thewords that are comin' out of my
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  • mouth until you have been sick.
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  • You will never thank God forfeelin' good until you've
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  • felt bad.
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  • You'll never thank God for yourback, for your neck, for your
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  • head, for your kidneys, for yourliver until it's
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  • been challenged.
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  • But after a while, you startthanking God for crazy stuff.
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  • Thank you 'cause I can see thismorning.
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  • Ha ha ha!
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  • Yeah, yeah, yeah.
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  • Yeah, the truth of the matter isit's a whole lot of folk in here
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  • that are thankful for stuff thatthey can't testify about because
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  • people wouldn't understand yourtestimony.
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  • I mean, dumb stuff like, "Lord,I thank you I can afford to get
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  • my hair done."
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  • Oh, y'all don't understand?
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  • Let me talk to these people overhere.
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  • "Lord, I thank you I got thebook money to send the kids
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  • to school."
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  • I know that ain't a bigtestimony, but when you've been
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  • to hell and back, you can thankGod for little stuff.
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  • I went to my oldest son'sgraduation.
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  • I didn't know I was going to doit, but when they got the
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  • diploma, I didn't expect I woulddo anything like that.
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  • When they got the diploma,I cried.
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  • I tried to hide it.
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  • Couldn't help it.
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  • It wasn't the diploma that mademe cry, it's all the stuff that
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  • preceded it.
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  • I know it looked kinda weak andsilly for a man to cry at a
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  • graduation, but after we'd beenthrough hell and high water, the
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  • storms and the rain, I was justthankful that we made it up
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  • another step.
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  • The steps of a good man areordered by the Lord.
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  • And I don't have to be on thestage to be grateful.
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  • I can praise him on the stepbecause every time
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  • I make a step--
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  • male: Bishop Jakes, Ilove you and I appreciate you
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  • for pouring into us and beingthe constant mentor for people
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  • that sometimes he has never evenmet.
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  • female: Thank you for thinkingabout people like us, whether
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  • we're big or small, and justhaving the desire to teach us
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  • and make us better.
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  • female: Thank you for trustingGod, trusting God and
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  • pushing forward.
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  • female: Thank you, thank you,thank you.
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  • Thank you is all I can say.
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • Bishop TD Jakes: Our goal andpurpose in life under Christ is
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  • to love and to help one another,and that's the mission of GPS.
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  • Together, we can touch lives,helping the hurting, encouraging
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  • the hopeless, feeding thehungry, and so much more.
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  • female announcer: Visitgpspartner.org and find out how
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  • you can help and find out howyou can impact the lives of
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  • generations to come.
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  • We are all one global family,touching the world with
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  • God's love.
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • Bishop TD Jakes: Yeah, why spendso much on a step?
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  • Why are you crying about a step?
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  • Why are you up all night over astep?
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  • Why would you be weeping andworried over one step in the
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  • whole topography of your life?
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  • You can't judge your life bywhere you are in this moment.
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  • Do you not know that where youare will pass?
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  • What you're worried about willpass.
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  • Don't you understand that oneday you're gonna look back and
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  • laugh at the thing that kept youup all night?
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  • Don't you understand that it'snot nearly as major as you
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  • thought it was?
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  • You can live without your house.
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  • You can live without your car.
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  • You can live without yourfriend.
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  • You can live without yourhusband.
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  • You can live without your wife.
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  • Oh, y'all don't want to talk tome.
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  • It's a step.
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  • And the steps of a good man areordered by the Lord.
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  • They left because God orderedit.
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  • They helped you because Godordered it.
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  • They liked you because Godordered it.
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  • They betrayed you because God--oh, y'all not gonna talk to me--
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  • because God ordered it.
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  • You got the job because Godordered it.
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  • You left the job becauseGod ordered it.
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  • It's something he wanted you tolearn.
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  • Some things you can only learnin the hog pen.
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  • You can't learn them in thepalace.
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  • Some revelations you can't getit until you've done stupid
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  • thing, after stupid thing, afterstupid thing, and then you wake
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  • up and say, "Wait a minute, I'mbetter than that.
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  • I'm stronger than that.
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  • I'm wiser than that."
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  • But if you hadn't've done thisbefore, you wouldn't have that
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  • right now.
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  • The steps of a good man-- I'mnot talkin' about a bad man.
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  • I'm talkin' about a good man.
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  • Don't you sit there with yourgood self and say, "Oh, that
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  • won't happen to me 'cause I'mgood."
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  • No, it's gonna happen to youbecause you're good.
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  • The steps of a good man areordered, ordered by the Lord.
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  • Not offered, ordered.
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  • He ordered you to go up thesteps.
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  • He wouldn't let you bypass theprocess.
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  • All those people who offered youquick deals, the reason the deal
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  • went down is because God orderedyou to go up the steps.
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  • He didn't intend for you to goup the elevator.
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  • He knew if you got there toofast you wasn't gonna be ready
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  • for it.
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  • He slowed down your process.
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  • He let the deal go down.
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  • It wasn't time yet.
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  • When it's time, it's gonnahappen.
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  • When it's time, it's gonna cometo pass.
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  • When it's time, you're comin'out of trouble.
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  • When it's time, can't no gravehold your body down.
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  • When it's time, God is gonnaresurrect you.
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  • When it's time-- oh, y'all don'thear what I'm saying.
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  • Oh hallelujah!
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  • For what I do, what do I do?
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  • What do I do in the meantime?
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  • In the meantime, while I wait toreach my destination, the only
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  • thing I have to worry about is,Lord, let me stay on track.
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  • They met brother Job one day andthey said, "Job, your children
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  • are dead.
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  • Your cattle are dead.
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  • Your wife has despised you.
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  • Your name has gone down."
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  • He said, "That's all right.
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  • I'm right on track.
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  • The Lord knows the way thatI take.
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  • And when he has tried me, Ishall come forth as pure gold."
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  • I don't know who God wanted meto preach to this morning, but
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  • the Lord sent me to tell youyou're right on track.
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  • "Having done all to stand, standtherefore anyway."
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  • And whatever happens just say,"Lord, I thank you you ordered
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  • this step.
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  • I won't murmur in it.
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  • I won't complain in it.
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  • I won't be fearful.
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  • I won't be frightened in it.
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  • I'm right on track."
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  • High-five somebody and say, "I'mright on track."
  • 00:18:54.082 --> 00:18:57.886
  • I'm right where God wants me tobe.
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  • I'm doing what God wants me todo.
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  • I know what God wants me toknow.
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  • I understand what God wants meto understand.
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  • I can't get there before Godwants me to get there.
  • 00:19:08.964 --> 00:19:12.367
  • When the time is right, I'll getthere.
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  • Stay on-- The enemy is trying toseduce you off track, because if
  • 00:19:15.337 --> 00:19:25.347
  • he can get you off track, you'lllose your blessing.
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  • The thing you're worried aboutright now is nothing but
  • 00:19:31.253 --> 00:19:35.457
  • a distraction.
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  • If I'm preaching to you, giveGod a praise.
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  • Hallelujah!
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  • Yeah!
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  • Yeah!
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  • So, the battle-- the battle isto stay on track.
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  • I used to wonder, Deon, why didGod say, "Put on the
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  • whole armor"?
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  • The helmet of salvation, thebreastplate of righteousness,
  • 00:20:16.865 --> 00:20:21.536
  • feet shod with the preparationof the gospel, sword of the
  • 00:20:21.570 --> 00:20:24.773
  • Spirit, which is the Word ofGod, shield of faith.
  • 00:20:24.806 --> 00:20:28.377
  • Why did he have me put on allthat stuff and then tell
  • 00:20:28.410 --> 00:20:31.013
  • me stand?
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  • Why you put shoes on and thentell me to be still?
  • 00:20:32.381 --> 00:20:38.754
  • Why you give me a sword and ashield and tell me to stand?
  • 00:20:38.787 --> 00:20:42.758
  • He said, "It's gonna take all ofthat stuff for you to stay
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  • on track.
  • 00:20:46.695 --> 00:20:48.030
  • I gave you all of that equipmentfor you to just fight the good
  • 00:20:48.063 --> 00:20:53.068
  • fight of faith."
  • 00:20:53.101 --> 00:20:54.403
  • The fight is to stay on track.
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  • "A thousand may fall on yourright side, ten thousand may
  • 00:20:58.940 --> 00:21:06.214
  • fall on your left side, but theyshall not come nigh thee.
  • 00:21:06.248 --> 00:21:11.153
  • For the steps of a good man areordered by the Lord and he
  • 00:21:11.186 --> 00:21:17.125
  • delighteth in his way."
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  • And all you gotta do to get outof this is stay on track.
  • 00:21:19.428 --> 00:21:28.770
  • Say it, "Stay on track."
  • 00:21:28.804 --> 00:21:33.008
  • Say it again, "Stay on track."
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  • Say it again.
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  • Give him a praise!
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  • I'm starting to get it now.
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  • I'm starting to get it now.
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  • I didn't get it 'til I got in my50s.
  • 00:21:57.599 --> 00:22:03.839
  • I didn't begin to catch on 'tilI got in my 50s.
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  • See, it's like the children ofIsrael going through the
  • 00:22:07.609 --> 00:22:09.211
  • Red Sea.
  • 00:22:09.244 --> 00:22:10.579
  • Y'all always shout about that,but that text make me nervous
  • 00:22:10.612 --> 00:22:15.117
  • 'cause if the Lord blew back theRed Sea for miles, and there
  • 00:22:15.150 --> 00:22:21.356
  • were walls of water on bothsides, and they was walking
  • 00:22:21.390 --> 00:22:25.594
  • through the water, and they werelooking at what could happen,
  • 00:22:25.627 --> 00:22:35.637
  • and what might happen, and howclose they were to destruction,
  • 00:22:38.673 --> 00:22:44.346
  • how at any moment all of thiscould fall apart and we could
  • 00:22:44.379 --> 00:22:47.883
  • all die, that's what life islike.
  • 00:22:47.916 --> 00:22:53.789
  • I don't care how blessed youare, you are also threatened.
  • 00:22:53.822 --> 00:23:00.662
  • If you can live with the threat,if you can live every day
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  • knowing you might die, and knowit and still live.
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  • You understand what I'm sayingto you?
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  • If you can know it and stilllive, if you can know it could
  • 00:23:24.486 --> 00:23:28.857
  • fall apart at any moment andkeep on walking, if you can walk
  • 00:23:28.890 --> 00:23:33.662
  • while they talk about you, ifyou can walk while they despise
  • 00:23:33.695 --> 00:23:37.732
  • you, if you're can walk whileothers faint and fall apart, if
  • 00:23:37.766 --> 00:23:43.038
  • you can just stay off track.
  • 00:23:43.071 --> 00:23:45.307
  • All the children of Israel hadto do to get through the Red Sea
  • 00:23:45.340 --> 00:23:49.778
  • was stay on-- I'm walking byfaith, not by sight.
  • 00:23:49.811 --> 00:23:59.821
  • If I looked at it, I'd give up.
  • 00:24:15.136 --> 00:24:17.806
  • If I looked at it, I would quit.
  • 00:24:17.839 --> 00:24:20.442
  • If I looked at it, I wouldfaint.
  • 00:24:20.475 --> 00:24:23.345
  • But I'm walkin' by faith, not bysight.
  • 00:24:23.378 --> 00:24:27.115
  • And every step I take, I'mgetting closer to my
  • 00:24:27.148 --> 00:24:31.119
  • destination, closer to mydestination, closer to
  • 00:24:31.152 --> 00:24:36.057
  • my destination.
  • 00:24:36.091 --> 00:24:37.392
  • And when I got about 50, Ilooked back and said, "Devil, if
  • 00:24:37.425 --> 00:24:41.830
  • you were gonna kill me, youshould've done it a long time
  • 00:24:41.863 --> 00:24:45.600
  • ago, 'cause I'm too close."
  • 00:24:45.634 --> 00:24:51.439
  • I'm too close.
  • 00:24:51.473 --> 00:24:52.807
  • He said, "Don't you hear whatthey're saying?"
  • 00:24:52.841 --> 00:24:59.714
  • I said, "Yeah, I'm used to thatnow."
  • 00:24:59.748 --> 00:25:01.049
  • "Don't you know what couldhappen?"
  • 00:25:01.082 --> 00:25:03.385
  • I said, "Yeah, I already sawthat."
  • 00:25:03.418 --> 00:25:07.155
  • "Don't you know what mighthappen?"
  • 00:25:07.188 --> 00:25:08.490
  • Yeah, I know that too, but Ilearned that if you keep on
  • 00:25:08.523 --> 00:25:13.795
  • walking, you can get throughanything.
  • 00:25:13.828 --> 00:25:17.232
  • Depression, fear, grief, pain,agony.
  • 00:25:17.265 --> 00:25:24.406
  • I don't know who I'm talkin' to,but the Lord brought you here
  • 00:25:24.439 --> 00:25:27.442
  • this morning for you to get thisWord right in the middle of
  • 00:25:27.475 --> 00:25:31.446
  • your process.
  • 00:25:31.479 --> 00:25:32.781
  • God said, Keep it moving, baby.
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  • Keep it moving,baby.
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  • Keep it moving, baby.
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  • Keep it moving,baby.
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  • Keep it moving, baby.
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  • Keep it moving,baby.
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  • Keep it moving, baby.
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  • Keep it moving,baby.
  • 00:25:42.591 --> 00:25:43.892
  • Keep it moving, baby.
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  • Who am I preaching to?
  • 00:25:45.293 --> 00:25:46.595
  • The steps of a good man-- standto your feet, I'm gonna stop.
  • 00:25:46.628 --> 00:25:56.638
  • The steps of a good man areordered.
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  • Bishop TD Jakes: You've gottenso used to business as usual
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  • that you say stuff, but youreally don't expect them
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  • to change.
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  • female announcer: God is gettingready to make some changes in
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  • Do you think God does notrealize the injustices, or the
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