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The Thirst Collision

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September 29, 2019
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The Potter's Touch with T. D. Jakes

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  • The Potter's Touch
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  • - Bishop T.D. Jakes:
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  • Thirst is the physiological
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  • signal that God allows to erupt
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  • in the cranium to remind you
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  • that water is important.
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  • I'm gonna take my time
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  • with this.
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  • Thirst is the discomfort that
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  • God allows the brain to
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  • interpret as a sign that you
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  • need water.
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  • Thirst is not water, nor is it
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  • the need for water.
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  • It is the reminder that
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  • something is missing out of your
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  • body that requires water,
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  • and it is the passion that makes
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  • you willing to take
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  • And the human body is comprised
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  • of 70% water.
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  • I could do without food much
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  • longer than I could do
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  • without water.
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  • There is not a part of my body
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  • that does not need water.
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  • Water is the highway that
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  • hydrates my kidneys, my liver,
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  • my lungs, my tissues,
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  • my joints, my cells.
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  • It is the backup system that
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  • fuels and invigorates
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  • and motivates me,
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  • and I can go without lunch,
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  • and I can go without breakfast,
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  • and I can go without dinner,
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  • and I can even go several days
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  • and maybe weeks without
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  • breakfast, lunch, and dinner,
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  • but I cannot survive
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  • without water.
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  • I cannot survive without water.
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  • I have to have water.
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  • I have to have water.
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  • I have to have water, and so God
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  • gave me thirst to remind me
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  • that I have to have water,
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  • that water is not optional.
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  • And amidst all the soft drinks
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  • and all the cool drinks and all
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  • the sports drinks and all the
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  • coffee and the teas and the
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  • green teas and the black teas
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  • and all the other teas, there
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  • comes a point in your life
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  • that your body says,
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  • "None of that will do.
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  • I simply need some water,
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  • not colored, not flavored,
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  • not anything else.
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  • I need water," 'cause
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  • my lungs won't work right,
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  • and my knees won't bend right,
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  • and my eyes won't see right,
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  • and my skin won't appear right
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  • if I don't have water.
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  • But thirst is the trip switch
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  • that reminds me of a need I
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  • would have whether I had
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  • a desire for it or not.
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  • Thirst is the desire for what I
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  • need, and I thought it was
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  • interesting that when Jesus
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  • waits at the well for the woman
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  • to come down to the well they
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  • have a conversation not just
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  • about water, not just about
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  • hydration, but they have a
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  • conversation about thirst.
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  • And Jesus says not, "Hello."
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  • Not, "What's up?"
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  • Not, "You look cute."
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  • Not, "What's up with you coming
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  • down here this late?"
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  • Jesus waits for her to get down
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  • to the well to make
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  • a startling confession,
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  • a startling confession.
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  • The curious conversation
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  • of Jesus with this woman,
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  • the scandalous moment
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  • of this conversation,
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  • the opportunistic moment
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  • of this conversation has made
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  • this woman suspicious.
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  • "Why is this man hanging around
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  • at the well?
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  • Men don't go to the well
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  • to get water.
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  • This is a place where women
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  • hang out.
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  • What's up with this dude
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  • Come to hit on me?"
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  • This is a tag line.
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  • Makes no sense.
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  • It's like, "Do you have
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  • It's so hard to talk to church
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  • people 'cause they're so phony.
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  • They won't admit that they know
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  • what a tag line is, and they
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  • sitting up there looking all
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  • funny like they have never heard
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  • a pick-up line in their life.
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  • Jesus's line, of which she
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  • suspected, was a pick-up line,
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  • 'cause she responded
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  • to him by saying,
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  • "You know y'all don't
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  • have no dealings with folks.
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  • What are you doing down here
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  • talking to me being
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  • a woman of Samaria?"
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  • His pick-up line is
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  • a shocking line.
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  • It is a line that will cause
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  • great controversy if I did not
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  • have the support of Scriptures.
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  • His pick-up line, his pick-up,
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  • his start-up, the initiator of
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  • the entire conversation,
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  • this very interesting, curious
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  • conversation of Jesus starts
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  • with something that if I said it
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  • without Scripture, I would lose
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  • my license and all the preachers
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  • would write blogs about me, and
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  • they would add it to the list
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  • of the other hateful things
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  • they say about me.
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  • But since Jesus said it, it is
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  • safe to say he said to the woman
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  • who came down by the well,
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  • "I thirst."
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  • If I were to tell you that Jesus
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  • thirsts without Scripture
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  • to support it,
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  • you would accuse me of heresy.
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  • "Oh, he can't thirst.
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  • He's the all-sufficient one.
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  • He can't thirst.
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  • He has all things.
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  • He's the Creator of all things,"
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  • and yet Jesus starts the
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  • conversation with, "I thirst."
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  • This is more than,
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  • "Do you have a light?"
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  • He says to the woman,
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  • "I thirst."
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  • We will not hear him say this
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  • again until they have hung him
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  • high and stretched him wide and
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  • pierced his hands and feet with
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  • nails, and then in the throes
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  • of the clutches of death itself,
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  • against a cascading darkness
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  • behind an alabaster sky we will
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  • hear his parched lips open
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  • The problem with his thirst is
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  • that we do not notice the power
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  • of his confession because of the
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  • magnitude of her own dilemma.
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  • "I thirst," is a confession of
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  • God who has everything
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  • and can do anything.
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  • "I thirst.
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  • I am driven to the well
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  • You came to the well because
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  • something clicked off in your
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  • head that said, 'I am thirsty,'
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  • and I came to the well because
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  • something clicked off in my head
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  • that said, 'I am thirsty,' and
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  • it is the thirst that drives me
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  • to the water."
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  • It is not the water.
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  • It is what drives me
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  • to the water.
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  • Come on, stay with me,
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  • 'cause I'm headed somewhere,
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  • and if you don't follow me
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  • you're gonna get lost.
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  • It is something that drove me
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  • to the well.
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  • I shocked all my staff.
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  • They don't understand why I'm
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  • sitting at the well.
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  • I sent them down there to get
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  • groceries and here I am sitting
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  • at the well waiting on this one
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  • woman.
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  • I waited on you.
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  • I waited on you.
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  • I waited on you because I
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  • thirst, and you need me because
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  • you're thirsting, and it is our
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  • thirst and the collision of
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  • thirst that brought us together,
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  • and I got to show you how
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  • Ooh, I feel something about
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  • to break loose in this place.
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  • Thirst is the trip switch that
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  • tells you that you're not
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  • hydrated, that you need
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  • something, that something is
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  • missing out of your life, that
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  • you need something that you're
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  • not getting, and so Jesus,
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  • before he can deal with his
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  • thirst, must deal with hers.
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  • And her propensity to fulfill
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  • that thirst with the culmination
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  • of this present world has led
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  • her to religion, a dead,
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  • dysfunctional religion,
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  • a religion with a lot of dogma
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  • that created self-righteousness
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  • and superiority, a religion that
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  • made her wanna get into a
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  • theological argument with the
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  • Master at the well, a religion
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  • that was not fulfilling nor
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  • satisfying, and yet she pledged
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  • allegiance to something that
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  • had not quenched her thirst.
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  • Had her religion quenched her
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  • thirst, she would not have had
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  • So Jesus eradicates the myth
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  • of her theology by telling her,
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  • "You don't even know what
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  • you're doing in the mountain.
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  • Your people worship in the
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  • mountain ye know not what."
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  • You don't have a clue what
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  • you're doing in all of your
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  • ceremonies and your religiosity,
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  • and you're going to your
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  • grandmother's church 'cause
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  • your grandmother baked the first
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  • sweet potato pie in the church.
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  • You have not noticed that you
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  • have pledged allegiance to
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  • something that is dysfunctional
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  • and the dysfunction is showing
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  • I'm gonna cut deep.
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  • I'm gonna cut deep.
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  • I'm not sure you can
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  • handle this.
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  • See, you think you're horny, but
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  • See, you think you're horny, but
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  • I warned them.
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  • That's all I can do,
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  • is warn you.
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  • That's all I can do,
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  • is warn you.
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  • I warned you.
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  • You should have gotten
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  • the kids out of the room.
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  • I'm sorry.
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  • I told ya.
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  • I warned you.
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  • You've had five men, and the one
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  • And the reason you hop
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  • from bed to bed
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  • and man to man and woman
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  • to woman and situation
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  • to situation is because
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  • to situation is because
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  • - male: Hey, kids.
  • 00:11:59.160 --> 00:12:02.180
  • What do you think we should get
  • 00:12:02.180 --> 00:12:03.120
  • your mom for her birthday?
  • 00:12:03.120 --> 00:12:05.260
  • - female: Um, what about
  • 00:12:05.260 --> 00:12:06.240
  • - male: No, how about another
  • 00:12:10.190 --> 00:12:12.030
  • suggestion?
  • 00:12:12.030 --> 00:12:13.060
  • - boy: How about flowers
  • 00:12:13.060 --> 00:12:14.030
  • - male: What are you doing?
  • 00:12:20.110 --> 00:12:21.090
  • That's your mother's.
  • 00:12:21.090 --> 00:12:23.050
  • That's your mother's.
  • 00:12:23.050 --> 00:12:27.000
  • - girl: She wants a cruise.
  • 00:12:33.090 --> 00:12:36.090
  • - announcer: Give mom
  • 00:12:36.090 --> 00:12:36.280
  • what she really wants.
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  • Bring the whole gang on the
  • 00:12:37.240 --> 00:12:39.010
  • Faith and Family Cruise.
  • 00:12:39.010 --> 00:12:40.180
  • - female: Going on a cruise.
  • 00:12:44.060 --> 00:12:46.010
  • I'm so excited.
  • 00:12:46.010 --> 00:12:47.190
  • I always wanted to go
  • 00:12:47.190 --> 00:12:48.110
  • on a cruise.
  • 00:12:48.110 --> 00:12:51.000
  • - female: She told you about
  • 00:12:58.150 --> 00:12:59.120
  • the cruise?
  • 00:12:59.120 --> 00:12:59.270
  • - Bishop Jakes: Jesus, who told
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  • her he was thirsty, now admits
  • 00:13:05.210 --> 00:13:08.130
  • he has water, and he says,
  • 00:13:08.130 --> 00:13:11.000
  • "Woman, if you drink from
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  • the water that I have,"
  • 00:13:12.240 --> 00:13:14.290
  • check this out,
  • 00:13:14.290 --> 00:13:16.040
  • And she says--
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  • yeah, I'mma preach it, baby.
  • 00:13:35.140 --> 00:13:36.110
  • I promise.
  • 00:13:36.220 --> 00:13:39.220
  • She says in a moment
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  • of humility--
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  • and it took her a while
  • 00:13:43.020 --> 00:13:44.050
  • to be humble because
  • 00:13:44.050 --> 00:13:45.280
  • she was one of those
  • 00:13:45.280 --> 00:13:47.120
  • she was one of those
  • 00:13:47.120 --> 00:13:50.040
  • [congregation laughing]
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  • And so half of the story
  • 00:14:00.030 --> 00:14:03.030
  • was spent trying to get past
  • 00:14:03.030 --> 00:14:04.220
  • It takes God much longer to get
  • 00:14:10.020 --> 00:14:12.160
  • past your mouth because you like
  • 00:14:13.080 --> 00:14:16.080
  • your story better than his.
  • 00:14:16.100 --> 00:14:19.100
  • You have to give up on your
  • 00:14:19.100 --> 00:14:20.040
  • story to get to his story and,
  • 00:14:20.040 --> 00:14:22.250
  • finally, in a moment of
  • 00:14:22.250 --> 00:14:25.050
  • contrition and humility she
  • 00:14:26.180 --> 00:14:29.180
  • humbles herself, stops being
  • 00:14:30.030 --> 00:14:33.030
  • suspicious of him, and in all
  • 00:14:34.090 --> 00:14:37.090
  • humility she said, "Sir, give me
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  • this water, that I thirst not.
  • 00:14:43.060 --> 00:14:46.060
  • I'm tired of coming here
  • 00:14:47.080 --> 00:14:50.080
  • for a drink."
  • 00:14:50.200 --> 00:14:53.200
  • This is the impetus
  • 00:14:53.200 --> 00:14:55.030
  • of real worship.
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  • Real worship is not provoked
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  • by banners or singers or praise
  • 00:14:59.210 --> 00:15:02.230
  • leaders or dancers or trumpets--
  • 00:15:04.230 --> 00:15:07.230
  • Real worship is born out of
  • 00:15:07.230 --> 00:15:09.230
  • thirst, thirst, and the reason
  • 00:15:13.260 --> 00:15:16.260
  • that some people come to church
  • 00:15:16.260 --> 00:15:18.270
  • and still don't worship is
  • 00:15:18.270 --> 00:15:20.180
  • because they do not associate
  • 00:15:20.240 --> 00:15:23.240
  • worship with water, so they see
  • 00:15:26.150 --> 00:15:29.150
  • worship as something to get out
  • 00:15:29.150 --> 00:15:31.060
  • of the way.
  • 00:15:31.060 --> 00:15:32.280
  • "Let's get it out of the way so
  • 00:15:32.280 --> 00:15:35.140
  • we can get to something that's
  • 00:15:35.140 --> 00:15:36.200
  • intellectual, 'cause I wanna
  • 00:15:36.200 --> 00:15:38.180
  • hear the Bishop teach," because
  • 00:15:42.190 --> 00:15:45.190
  • what you think you need is
  • 00:15:45.190 --> 00:15:47.050
  • intellectual stimulation, but
  • 00:15:47.050 --> 00:15:49.150
  • what you really need is water,
  • 00:15:51.140 --> 00:15:54.140
  • because you are thirsty.
  • 00:15:54.140 --> 00:15:56.250
  • You are mean to your wife
  • 00:15:56.250 --> 00:15:58.250
  • because you are thirsty.
  • 00:15:58.250 --> 00:16:00.260
  • You treat your dog like a doll
  • 00:16:00.260 --> 00:16:03.200
  • because you are thirsty.
  • 00:16:03.200 --> 00:16:05.090
  • You snap off on your husband
  • 00:16:05.090 --> 00:16:07.140
  • because you are thirsty.
  • 00:16:08.260 --> 00:16:11.260
  • You're angry with him because he
  • 00:16:11.260 --> 00:16:13.080
  • wasn't your messiah, and yet you
  • 00:16:15.160 --> 00:16:18.160
  • stand in front of the Messiah
  • 00:16:18.160 --> 00:16:20.080
  • and there you are right in front
  • 00:16:20.080 --> 00:16:21.240
  • of everything you ever thirst
  • 00:16:21.240 --> 00:16:23.200
  • for and there she is in front of
  • 00:16:23.200 --> 00:16:25.280
  • Jesus telling him about Jesus,
  • 00:16:27.180 --> 00:16:30.180
  • 'cause you're smart enough to
  • 00:16:30.180 --> 00:16:31.280
  • know about him, but not smart
  • 00:16:31.280 --> 00:16:34.110
  • enough to drink from him,
  • 00:16:34.110 --> 00:16:36.160
  • so she stands in front of Jesus
  • 00:16:36.160 --> 00:16:38.150
  • and says, "There is
  • 00:16:38.150 --> 00:16:39.220
  • a Messiah coming."
  • 00:16:39.220 --> 00:16:41.290
  • And Jesus said, "I that speak
  • 00:16:41.290 --> 00:16:44.190
  • unto thee, I'm he."
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  • If you'd stop teaching a minute,
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  • God, help me.
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  • God, help me to peel past all
  • 00:17:14.110 --> 00:17:16.280
  • of the junk that we put up to
  • 00:17:16.280 --> 00:17:19.040
  • camouflage the fact that we
  • 00:17:19.040 --> 00:17:21.210
  • are thirsty.
  • 00:17:21.210 --> 00:17:23.140
  • God, help me to tear down all
  • 00:17:23.140 --> 00:17:26.140
  • the mask and the disguises we
  • 00:17:26.140 --> 00:17:28.280
  • wear to camouflage the fact
  • 00:17:28.280 --> 00:17:31.200
  • that we are thirsty.
  • 00:17:31.200 --> 00:17:33.260
  • God, give me the grace this
  • 00:17:33.260 --> 00:17:35.100
  • morning to destroy the yoke that
  • 00:17:35.210 --> 00:17:38.210
  • stands between me and my
  • 00:17:38.210 --> 00:17:40.290
  • assignment this morning,
  • 00:17:40.290 --> 00:17:42.090
  • Anoint me to break through that
  • 00:17:56.000 --> 00:17:59.000
  • wall that makes you think that
  • 00:17:59.240 --> 00:18:02.260
  • what you thirst for will be
  • 00:18:02.260 --> 00:18:04.100
  • satisfied in the arms of anyone
  • 00:18:04.100 --> 00:18:07.070
  • other than Jesus, so you can
  • 00:18:09.090 --> 00:18:12.090
  • stop running past Jesus running
  • 00:18:12.170 --> 00:18:15.170
  • into arms that fail you, running
  • 00:18:15.250 --> 00:18:18.250
  • past arms that have been there
  • 00:18:18.250 --> 00:18:21.120
  • There is a deal God makes
  • 00:18:29.170 --> 00:18:30.170
  • with Adam in the creation,
  • 00:18:30.170 --> 00:18:32.230
  • and it is simply this.
  • 00:18:32.230 --> 00:18:34.170
  • "Adam, I will be your God,
  • 00:18:34.170 --> 00:18:36.060
  • I will give you a companion.
  • 00:18:44.210 --> 00:18:46.220
  • They will be your companion, but
  • 00:18:46.220 --> 00:18:48.290
  • they will never be your God."
  • 00:18:49.140 --> 00:18:52.140
  • If you stop making gods out of
  • 00:18:52.140 --> 00:18:53.290
  • companions and then being bitter
  • 00:18:56.100 --> 00:18:59.100
  • because we didn't live up to
  • 00:18:59.100 --> 00:19:01.010
  • an assignment that we are
  • 00:19:01.010 --> 00:19:02.160
  • not capable of--
  • 00:19:02.160 --> 00:19:04.210
  • I can be your husband,
  • 00:19:04.210 --> 00:19:05.260
  • but I can't be your God.
  • 00:19:05.260 --> 00:19:07.110
  • He can be your God, but he can't
  • 00:19:07.110 --> 00:19:09.020
  • be your husband, if we can ever
  • 00:19:09.020 --> 00:19:11.090
  • untangle them two things,
  • 00:19:11.090 --> 00:19:13.260
  • because you want me to be your
  • 00:19:13.260 --> 00:19:15.020
  • God, who had Adam, said, "It is
  • 00:19:27.040 --> 00:19:30.010
  • not good for man to be alone."
  • 00:19:30.010 --> 00:19:31.160
  • Wait a minute.
  • 00:19:31.160 --> 00:19:32.130
  • Man isn't alone.
  • 00:19:32.130 --> 00:19:33.070
  • He's got you.
  • 00:19:33.070 --> 00:19:34.020
  • God says, "Yes, he got me,
  • 00:19:34.020 --> 00:19:35.030
  • but I won't be his wife."
  • 00:19:38.060 --> 00:19:41.060
  • Let the wives be the wives
  • 00:19:41.060 --> 00:19:42.130
  • But you have been confusing
  • 00:19:49.250 --> 00:19:52.250
  • the two, and so you make god
  • 00:19:52.270 --> 00:19:55.270
  • out of men, and you give them
  • 00:19:55.270 --> 00:19:58.140
  • your body, but you have
  • 00:20:00.010 --> 00:20:03.010
  • never fully worshipped
  • 00:20:03.010 --> 00:20:05.090
  • because you treat God like you
  • 00:20:05.090 --> 00:20:06.260
  • You left Sychar and came down
  • 00:20:25.170 --> 00:20:28.170
  • from Sychar, down to the well
  • 00:20:28.260 --> 00:20:31.260
  • to get the water.
  • 00:20:31.260 --> 00:20:34.060
  • You have to leave something
  • 00:20:34.060 --> 00:20:36.190
  • to get something and the reason
  • 00:20:36.260 --> 00:20:39.260
  • church doesn't work for some
  • 00:20:39.260 --> 00:20:41.130
  • people is because you come to
  • 00:20:41.130 --> 00:20:43.240
  • You won't leave you.
  • 00:20:49.190 --> 00:20:51.150
  • I don't care who sings, I don't
  • 00:20:51.150 --> 00:20:52.270
  • care who praises, I don't care
  • 00:20:52.270 --> 00:20:54.210
  • how they worship, and you will
  • 00:20:54.210 --> 00:20:56.240
  • sit there with your stage self
  • 00:20:56.240 --> 00:20:59.090
  • and tell me, "That's just how
  • 00:20:59.090 --> 00:21:00.260
  • I am."
  • 00:21:00.260 --> 00:21:02.010
  • And I'm telling you that
  • 00:21:02.010 --> 00:21:03.160
  • is the problem.
  • 00:21:03.160 --> 00:21:04.220
  • Until you leave how you are, you
  • 00:21:04.220 --> 00:21:07.090
  • You cannot focus
  • 00:21:13.020 --> 00:21:15.220
  • on the geographical
  • 00:21:15.220 --> 00:21:17.050
  • location and miss the spiritual
  • 00:21:17.050 --> 00:21:19.220
  • location of connecting with God,
  • 00:21:19.220 --> 00:21:22.210
  • because God is waiting for you
  • 00:21:22.210 --> 00:21:24.290
  • in the spirit.
  • 00:21:24.290 --> 00:21:27.050
  • And if you think you are thirsty
  • 00:21:27.050 --> 00:21:28.260
  • for him, let me tell you how
  • 00:21:28.260 --> 00:21:31.020
  • Let me tell you how thirsty
  • 00:21:38.070 --> 00:21:40.010
  • he is for you.
  • 00:21:40.010 --> 00:21:41.100
  • Let me tell you how long he
  • 00:21:41.100 --> 00:21:42.220
  • waited for you while you served
  • 00:21:42.220 --> 00:21:44.280
  • idol gods, while you chased
  • 00:21:44.280 --> 00:21:46.290
  • money, while you had to work on
  • 00:21:46.290 --> 00:21:48.270
  • Sundays, while you could get
  • 00:21:48.270 --> 00:21:51.040
  • double time if you worked on
  • 00:21:51.040 --> 00:21:52.100
  • Sundays, while you went after
  • 00:21:52.100 --> 00:21:54.000
  • the God that gave you
  • 00:21:54.000 --> 00:21:56.060
  • the strength to do the job.
  • 00:21:56.060 --> 00:21:57.270
  • You ignored him for the
  • 00:21:57.270 --> 00:21:59.110
  • opportunity that the job gave
  • 00:21:59.110 --> 00:22:01.220
  • you, while you waxed the car on
  • 00:22:01.220 --> 00:22:04.140
  • Sunday that God gave you,
  • 00:22:04.140 --> 00:22:07.030
  • and now your house is too nice.
  • 00:22:07.030 --> 00:22:09.230
  • You didn't feel like getting out
  • 00:22:09.230 --> 00:22:11.030
  • of the bed.
  • 00:22:11.030 --> 00:22:12.060
  • Let me tell you how God waited
  • 00:22:12.060 --> 00:22:14.110
  • I'll take you on this morning.
  • 00:22:29.190 --> 00:22:31.070
  • I'm not scared.
  • 00:22:31.070 --> 00:22:32.180
  • Somebody throw your hands up
  • 00:22:37.290 --> 00:22:38.280
  • I thirst, I thirst, I thirst.
  • 00:22:50.040 --> 00:22:53.040
  • You see, I want you to get this
  • 00:22:53.040 --> 00:22:55.060
  • 'cause you're smart,
  • 00:22:55.060 --> 00:22:56.120
  • and you're young.
  • 00:22:56.120 --> 00:22:57.150
  • I want you to understand
  • 00:22:57.150 --> 00:22:59.110
  • that thirst is uncomfortable,
  • 00:23:00.030 --> 00:23:03.030
  • that thirst is painful,
  • 00:23:03.030 --> 00:23:05.100
  • but thirst is important.
  • 00:23:05.100 --> 00:23:07.180
  • It reminds you that something in
  • 00:23:07.180 --> 00:23:10.030
  • your body is lacking and water
  • 00:23:13.210 --> 00:23:16.210
  • is to the body what worship
  • 00:23:18.160 --> 00:23:21.160
  • is to the spirit.
  • 00:23:21.240 --> 00:23:24.240
  • The reason the body craves water
  • 00:23:24.240 --> 00:23:26.280
  • is because it's made of water.
  • 00:23:27.060 --> 00:23:30.060
  • Oh, come on with me.
  • 00:23:36.190 --> 00:23:38.180
  • Come on with me.
  • 00:23:38.180 --> 00:23:40.030
  • Come on with me.
  • 00:23:40.030 --> 00:23:41.220
  • Deep calls unto deep.
  • 00:23:41.220 --> 00:23:44.040
  • Like calls unto like.
  • 00:23:44.040 --> 00:23:46.260
  • You crave what you're made of.
  • 00:23:46.260 --> 00:23:49.010
  • Let me tell you something.
  • 00:23:49.010 --> 00:23:50.080
  • You are not a body.
  • 00:23:50.080 --> 00:23:52.090
  • You have a body.
  • 00:23:52.090 --> 00:23:53.220
  • You are a spirit and spirit
  • 00:23:54.000 --> 00:23:57.000
  • needs spirit and that's why God
  • 00:23:57.000 --> 00:24:00.020
  • is waiting on you in the spirit
  • 00:24:00.090 --> 00:24:03.090
  • to get tired of your flesh and
  • 00:24:03.090 --> 00:24:05.190
  • tired of your pride and tired of
  • 00:24:05.200 --> 00:24:08.200
  • your mouth and tired of your
  • 00:24:08.200 --> 00:24:10.270
  • opinion and leave the city
  • 00:24:10.270 --> 00:24:13.220
  • of your flesh and come down
  • 00:24:13.220 --> 00:24:16.180
  • The writer didn't write
  • 00:24:23.200 --> 00:24:25.070
  • the story about the water.
  • 00:24:25.180 --> 00:24:28.180
  • He's trying to tell you about
  • 00:24:28.180 --> 00:24:30.070
  • the spirit and the first 20
  • 00:24:30.070 --> 00:24:32.150
  • verses are talking about water
  • 00:24:32.160 --> 00:24:35.160
  • just so that he can bring you
  • 00:24:35.160 --> 00:24:37.110
  • into God is a spirit, and they
  • 00:24:38.020 --> 00:24:41.020
  • that worship him must worship
  • 00:24:41.100 --> 00:24:44.100
  • him in Spirit and in truth.
  • 00:24:45.060 --> 00:24:48.060
  • Oh, he said,
  • 00:24:48.060 --> 00:24:49.100
  • "If you're gonna meet me,
  • 00:24:49.100 --> 00:24:50.120
  • you gotta be in Spirit,"
  • 00:24:50.120 --> 00:24:53.060
  • which means you can't
  • 00:24:53.060 --> 00:24:54.110
  • be in flesh and in the Spirit.
  • 00:24:54.280 --> 00:24:57.280
  • You gotta get your water pots
  • 00:24:57.280 --> 00:25:00.040
  • and leave your flesh and come
  • 00:25:00.040 --> 00:25:02.100
  • down into the Spirit
  • 00:25:02.100 --> 00:25:04.290
  • and seek his face.
  • 00:25:04.290 --> 00:25:07.130
  • Knock and the door shall be
  • 00:25:07.130 --> 00:25:09.090
  • opened.
  • 00:25:09.090 --> 00:25:10.170
  • Seek and ye shall find.
  • 00:25:10.170 --> 00:25:12.250
  • And God says, "I'm gonna keep
  • 00:25:23.040 --> 00:25:24.090
  • making you uncomfortable
  • 00:25:24.090 --> 00:25:26.030
  • until I get your attention.
  • 00:25:26.030 --> 00:25:27.200
  • I'm gonna keep sending you
  • 00:25:27.200 --> 00:25:28.240
  • signals.
  • 00:25:28.240 --> 00:25:30.080
  • I'm gonna send signal
  • 00:25:30.080 --> 00:25:31.080
  • after signal.
  • 00:25:31.080 --> 00:25:32.080
  • I'm gonna disrupt your life
  • 00:25:32.080 --> 00:25:33.280
  • until you recognize that it's me
  • 00:25:33.280 --> 00:25:36.190
  • that you need.
  • 00:25:36.190 --> 00:25:37.260
  • It's me that you're craving.
  • 00:25:37.260 --> 00:25:40.040
  • It's me that will heal
  • 00:25:40.040 --> 00:25:42.070
  • that child in you.
  • 00:25:42.070 --> 00:25:43.240
  • It's me that will touch
  • 00:25:43.240 --> 00:25:45.210
  • that little boy in you.
  • 00:25:45.210 --> 00:25:47.160
  • It's me.
  • 00:25:47.160 --> 00:25:48.220
  • It's not her.
  • 00:25:48.220 --> 00:25:49.290
  • It's not him, it's--"
  • 00:25:51.040 --> 00:25:54.040
  • Lift your hands and open your
  • 00:25:54.040 --> 00:25:55.130
  • Lift your hands and open your
  • 00:25:55.130 --> 00:25:59.080
  • - Bishop Jakes: A pacemaker's
  • 00:26:05.020 --> 00:26:08.020
  • design is to take a heart that's
  • 00:26:08.020 --> 00:26:10.040
  • not in rhythm and get it back
  • 00:26:10.040 --> 00:26:11.260
  • in rhythm again.
  • 00:26:11.260 --> 00:26:13.030
  • - female announcer: Get your
  • 00:26:13.030 --> 00:26:13.240
  • life back in rhythm today with
  • 00:26:13.240 --> 00:26:15.010
  • Bishop Jakes's new "Pacemaker"
  • 00:26:15.010 --> 00:26:16.140
  • series.
  • 00:26:16.140 --> 00:26:17.110
  • - Bishop Jakes: If you are
  • 00:26:17.110 --> 00:26:18.010
  • after God's heart,
  • 00:26:18.010 --> 00:26:19.170
  • he will promote you.
  • 00:26:19.170 --> 00:26:21.060
  • - announcer: For any gift to
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  • the ministry you will receive
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  • "Bridges to Destiny" on CD
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  • and Romans 8:28 art print.
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  • - Bishop Jakes: You gotta see
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  • the hardship and understand that
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  • "the devil wouldn't be fighting
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  • me if God wasn't about
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  • to bless me."
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  • - announcer: When your gift is
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  • $90 or more we will add
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  • "The Pacemaker" series
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  • on CD and DVD.
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  • - Bishop Jakes: Whenever you
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  • play on the high-sounding
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  • cymbals, you're giving praise
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  • to God.
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  • - male: It was just an amazing
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  • time, and I thank God
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  • for his glory.
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  • - Bishop Jakes: God understands
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  • - announcer: For your gift
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  • of $140 or more we'll add the
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  • "Praying the Psalms" book and
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  • the Hope and Peace mug set.
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  • If in Canada products are only
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  • available in MP3
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  • - announcer: Feel free to reach
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  • out to us on social media and
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  • share your story of how God
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  • is impacting your life.
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  • We look forward
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  • to seeing you next time
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  • on "The Potter's Touch."
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  • The Potter's Touch
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  • The Potter's Touch
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