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Your Breaking Point is Your Breakthrough Point

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July 19, 2020
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One might ask why some prayers seem to get an immediate response from God and others don’t. Although life may feel stagnant; God knows how to guide us through trouble. Don’t breakdown before your breakthrough.

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Your Breaking Point is Your Breakthrough Point

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  • female announcer: Coming up on"The Potter's Touch."
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  • Bishop TD Jakes: The enemywon't show you where you won, he
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  • will always bring up where yourlost, 'cause he's trying to get
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  • your mind.
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  • But God is sending this word toyou today to break that
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  • stronghold that the enemy'stryin' to use to make you forget
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  • how many times you won.
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  • Your whole life was not a waste.
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  • That all these things worktogether for the good of them
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  • that love the Lord.
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  • The things that he thought wasagainst him are going to work
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  • together for his good.
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  • The things you think that areagainst you are going to work
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  • together for your good.
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  • ♪ "The Potter's Touch,""The Potter's Touch." ♪♪
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  • Bishop Jakes: Everything has abreaking point, everything.
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  • In the company I used to workfor, they would rate different
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  • types of equipment by their PSI.
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  • And the PSI just meant how muchpressure that particular machine
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  • was able to absorb, the pressurerating.
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  • It's strong enough to absorb acertain PSI.
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  • If you go beyond that, you'regoing to destroy it.
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  • A car engine has an RPM.
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  • It's rated to be able to go at acertain speed.
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  • It's rates per minute.
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  • So, at a certain RPM, it cancontinue to handle.
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  • If you'd go beyond that, there'sno guarantee.
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  • So, everybody's strength has alimit.
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  • Everybody has a limit.
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  • There is no sign on us.
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  • There's no tag on us.
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  • There's nothing written on ourforehead.
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  • Where your limit is might not bewhere my limit is.
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  • Where his limit his might not bewhere her limit is, but
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  • everybody has a limit.
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  • In your family, everybody has adifferent limit.
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  • Some people can tolerate painbetter than others.
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  • Some people can go throughbereavement better than others.
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  • Some people can be up underattack and withstand better
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  • than others.
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  • No need in you turning up yournose at their limit, because you
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  • got a limit, too.
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  • Just because they're not thesame limit don't mean you don't
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  • have a limit.
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  • Jacob is, oh my God, he's at hislimit.
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  • I want to talk to somebodytonight who feels like you're
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  • close to your limit.
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  • And if you're like me, wheneverI get close to my limit, not
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  • only am I suffering from thepressure of being close to my
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  • limit, I'm suffering from theembarrassment that I have
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  • a limit.
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  • Because deep down on the inside,I think I oughta be strong
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  • enough to absorb everything.
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  • I don't care what they hit mewith.
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  • So I can be close to my limitand not even tell anybody that
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  • I'm at my breaking point,because I'm ashamed that I
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  • feel--oh, y'all don't hear whatI'm, saying.
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  • When you are a Christian and abeliever, there's another level
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  • of anxiety that comes on you,because you feel like "I can do
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  • all things through Christ thatstrengthens me," and so I
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  • shouldn't have any limit at all.
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  • Christ has no limits, you have alimit.
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  • Christ can do anything.
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  • He can absorb anything, but youhave a limit.
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  • "Well, it said I can do allthings through Christ," but
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  • you're not just doing it throughChrist, you're doing it
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  • through flesh.
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  • So, you gotta go to bedsometimes.
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  • C'mon somebody, it's Christ inyou, the hope of glory.
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  • We have this treasure.
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  • The treasure is infinite, but wehave it in earthen vessels.
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  • The vessel is finite.
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  • You have a limit.
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  • You gotta go to bed sometimes.
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  • You got to get some restsometime.
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  • You gotta eat sometime.
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  • You gotta get away sometimes.
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  • You, trust me, you have a limit.
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  • And then folks who act like theydon't have a limit are lying,
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  • they do have a limit.
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  • You can have more degrees than athermometer but still have
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  • a limit.
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  • You can have more talent thananybody in your city and still
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  • have a limit.
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  • A lot of times, when you'retalented, people see your talent
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  • and they think you have nolimit, because you have
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  • a talent.
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  • Those are two different things.
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  • My talent is not me.
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  • I feel like I'm helping somebodytoday.
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  • And Jacob, who has wrestled withGod and prevailed, and the Bible
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  • says his name will be calledIsrael, because now you have
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  • wrestled with God and prevailed.
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  • Who wrestles with God andprevails?
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  • Jacob, who had wrestled againstEsau and walked away with
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  • his birthright.
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  • Jacob, who has withstoodeverybody who withstood him.
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  • Jacob, who stood up, even whenhis father didn't like him.
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  • Jacob, who had withstood thescorn of his own father still
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  • has a breaking point.
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  • And when they told him, "We leftyour son back in Egypt.
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  • But we're about done, Daddy,we're gonna get him back.
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  • We're gonna get him back."
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  • Youth is always optimistic, butage has seen some things.
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  • Age knows that every storydoesn't have a happy ending.
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  • Age knows that if you keepdriving real fast in the car,
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  • they're going to find you upunder a bridge.
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  • Age knows that you can loseeverything, so you don't gamble
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  • everything, you don't riskeverything, 'cause you've been
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  • through enough, you've hadenough winning and you've had
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  • enough losing to learn thatlosing is possible.
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  • I told you that Jacob had had aseries of winnings, but oh, he's
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  • also had a series of loosings.
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  • He has lost a lot of things.
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  • He loses his wife, the love ofhis life, the one that he's
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  • labored to have.
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  • He loses her after laboring 14years to get her.
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  • He loses her first.
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  • She's barren and then she has achild, and then she has another
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  • child, and the birth of thatlast child killed her.
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  • He lost the love of his life.
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  • He's taken some real blows inhis life.
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  • To finally find the love of yourlife, number one, that's the
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  • miracle, number one.
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  • To find somebody that you canlove for a lifetime is a gift
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  • from God.
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  • And then to have her die on theroad to Ephratah, while they
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  • were just a few miles fromEphratah.
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  • She gasped, and died, andpushed, and gave birth to a son
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  • that would be called Benjamin.
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  • And there on the side of theroad, he has to bury the love of
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  • his life.
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  • He's already lost his belovedson.
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  • He's lost his beloved son.
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  • He's lost him completely.
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  • And to lose his beloved son is apainful thing.
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  • He's lost Joseph.
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  • So he's lost his beloved wife,and he's lost his beloved son.
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  • And now they're telling himyou're going to lose again, and
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  • he says this is too much.
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  • This is just, this is, I can'thandle it.
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  • Maybe I could have took it whenI was younger, but I can't
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  • handle it now.
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  • See, every time you survive ablow, you spend something.
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  • Every time you come through afight, yeah, I might have won
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  • the fight, but it cost mesomethin' to win the fight.
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  • And now I've spent so much, I'mnot sure that I've got enough
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  • left in me to fight this kindafight again.
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  • It is too much.
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  • I feel like I'm talking tosomebody who knows what I'm
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  • talking about.
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  • You've had some wins, but you'vehad some losses, and the sum
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  • total of the losses somehowalways screams louder than
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  • the victories.
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  • Oh, y'all don't hear what I'msayin'.
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  • The sum total of the lossesalways sounds louder than the
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  • total of the victory.
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  • You don't see Jacob rehearsingall of his victories here.
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  • He's rehearsing all of hisfailures, because when you're up
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  • under attack, the enemy won'tshow you where your won, he will
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  • always bring up where your lost,'cause he's tryin' to get
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  • your mind.
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  • But God is sending his Word toyou today to break that
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  • stronghold that the enemy'stryin' to use to make you forget
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  • how many times you won.
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  • Your whole life was not a waste.
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  • Your whole life was not a seriesof failures.
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  • Think back, old man.
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  • Think back how God brought you.
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  • Think back, old man, andremember how God blessed you.
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  • Think back, old woman, andremember how God brought you
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  • through, how you survived.
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  • How you were born alive andsomebody else was died in
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  • the crib.
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  • Think back and remember how Godbrought you out of the hospital.
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  • Think back, think how Godsustained you when you didn't
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  • have a job.
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  • Think back and remember how Goddelivered you when everybody had
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  • their foot on your neck, thinkback.
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  • All of a sudden, everythingstarts closing in on him.
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  • Now, not everybody who'swatching this video knows what
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  • it feels like to have everythingclose in on him.
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  • But I'm a good one to preachthis, because I understand what
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  • it feels like to have to feellike it's not true, but feel
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  • like, feel like everything'sclosing in on you.
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  • And the old man, he says Jacobis gone and Simeon is gone, and
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  • you want to take my lastBenjamin and take him.
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  • And he says all these things areagainst me.
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  • This Sunday morning, I wannatalk to somebody who's dealing
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  • with collateral damage.
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  • You've survived a lot of things.
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  • You've been through a whole lotof things.
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  • But on the inside, your soul istired.
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  • If your body was tired, a napwould fix it, oh, but when your
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  • soul gets tired, sleep won't donothing with that.
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  • When your soul gets tired, youcan't take a vacation and
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  • fix that.
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  • When your soul gets tired, youcan't find nobody to talk to to
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  • ventilate your soul, andrecuperate who you are.
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  • When your soul gets tired, youget tired of encouraging people.
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  • When your soul gets tired, youdon't want nobody to even call
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  • you on the telephone.
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  • What do you want, and what doyou want, and who's gonna--when
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  • your soul gets tired, you startyelling at the kids, and
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  • slapping the dog, and kickingthe cat.
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  • When your soul gets tired,Jacob's soul was tired.
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  • I feel like preaching.
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  • I feel like preaching.Jacob's soul was tired.
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  • I wanna talk to somebody who'ssoul is tired and you're bent
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  • over on the inside.
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  • You standing up on the outside,but you're bent over on
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  • the inside.
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  • And you feel like oh my God, allthese things, these things, it's
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  • a whole collection.
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  • It's not one thing.
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  • If it was one thing I'd havewhooped 'em If it was two
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  • things, I would have whooped'em, but it's not just one or
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  • two things, it's all thesethings.
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  • All these things are against me.
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  • Look at how he interprets it.
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  • It's against me, not my sonwho's in Egypt, but it's
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  • against me.
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  • Bishop Jakes: When the childrenof Israel got ready to go down
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  • into the Red Sea, and God madethe water stand up on the right
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  • and the left, we talk about thefaith that they went down into
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  • the dry bed with, but we don'ttalk about the fear.
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  • The real arc to life is not tobe controlled by the feeling of
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  • fear, but to let faith drivethe wheel even if fear is
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  • sitting in the back seat.
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  • You cannot count on fear to getout of the car in order for you
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  • to be mobile, you just don'twant fear to drive the car, you
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  • want your faith to drive thecar.
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  • Even though you acknowledge thefact that you have a feeling
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  • that wants to drive call fear,it's up to you not to turn your
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  • car keys over to your fears andbe driven by fear, you want to
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  • be driven by faith.
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  • Bishop Jakes: Look at how heinterprets it as it being
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  • against him, even though theattack was against them.
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  • Because it was people he loved,he said it was against me.
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  • See, sometimes the pain we carryis not our own.
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  • Sometimes the pain we carry ispain we adopted.
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  • It belongs to somebody else.
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  • It happened to them, but itaffected you.
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  • And now the old man is standingthere, he's free, he's alive,
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  • but he's not enjoying his life,'cause he says all these things
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  • are against me.
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  • Jacob has counted up what'swrong, but he has not counted up
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  • what's right.
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  • And I'm just wondering thismorning, have you spent as much
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  • time counting up what's right asyou have counting up
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  • what's wrong?
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  • All these things are against me,and alas, I'm at my
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  • breaking point.
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  • You gotta understand, when youhave been other people's hero,
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  • there's a shame that comes onyou when you need the help
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  • you gave.
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  • When you're always the one onthe giving end, there's a shame
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  • that comes on you that you needto be encouraged, that you need
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  • to be uplifted, that all thesethings are closing in on you.
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  • And very seldom will we evenutter the words, we'll just
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  • silently erode like sands offthe banks of a riverside, never
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  • scream though they aredislodged.
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  • In the silence, the constantfriction of life, the friction,
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  • the going, and coming, andgetting up, and going to bed,
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  • and dealing with this, anddealing with that, and answering
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  • the phone, and handling this,and handling this one, and
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  • handling that one.
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  • And little do you know,everything that you went
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  • through, and everything thatpassed by you, eroded a
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  • little somethin'.
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  • He says, all these things areagainst me.
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  • And he is at the breaking point.
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  • And his son says to him, oh, no,Daddy, no, Daddy, I promise you,
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  • on the lives of my two sons, Iam going to get Simeon back.
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  • I'm gonna get him back, Daddy,I'm gonna get him back.
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  • Calm down, I'm going to get himback.
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  • These are the family discussionsthat nobody ever talks about.
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  • Oh, no, you don't put this onInstagram.
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  • This is not what you put onSnapchat.
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  • No, no, no, no, no, this is notgoin' on Snapchat.
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  • No, no, no, you're not gonnaFaceTime and talk about this.
  • 00:15:49.965 --> 00:15:52.501
  • These are the discussions thatgo on behind closed doors, when
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  • you're at a breaking point,it affects
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  • everything in your house.
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  • You smile for the picture, butas soon as the picture is over,
  • 00:16:04.646 --> 00:16:08.717
  • the grimace returns, because youare at a breaking point.
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  • I'm talking to somebody, you didnot need no COVID-19 to be at a
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  • breaking point.
  • 00:16:23.232 --> 00:16:24.533
  • You were already dealing withthis, and that, and this, and
  • 00:16:24.566 --> 00:16:32.041
  • that, and this, and that, andnow, on top of that, now we've
  • 00:16:32.074 --> 00:16:36.678
  • got a pandemic.
  • 00:16:36.712 --> 00:16:39.548
  • A pandemic, a worldwidepandemic.
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  • A worldwide pandemic thatthreatens your job, your future,
  • 00:16:43.886 --> 00:16:47.389
  • your economy, and all of asudden, you start, when nobody's
  • 00:16:47.423 --> 00:16:51.794
  • looking, not when they'relooking.
  • 00:16:51.827 --> 00:16:53.796
  • When they're lookin,' you quotethe Scriptures.
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  • When they're lookin', you'retalking good.
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  • When they're lookin,' you'restanding strong.
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  • When they're looking, you tell'em we're gonna get
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  • through this.
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  • When they're looking at you, yougot your game face on when
  • 00:17:01.336 --> 00:17:03.906
  • they're lookin', but as soon asthey all go to bed, about two
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  • o'clock in the morning, threeo'clock in the morning, with
  • 00:17:06.408 --> 00:17:08.677
  • your head bent over like you'recarrying a cross, and you are.
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  • That's your cross, you'recarrying a cross, like the
  • 00:17:14.049 --> 00:17:16.518
  • weight of the cross is too muchfor you to bear.
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  • About three o'clock in themorning, you start thinking all
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  • these things are against me.
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  • Can you imagine what it was liketo be Jesus?
  • 00:17:25.961 --> 00:17:30.032
  • And the cross will be too heavy,and your disciples are lookin'
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  • at you, and they saw you walk onthe water, and heal the sick,
  • 00:17:34.837 --> 00:17:38.207
  • and raise the dead, and nowyou're stumbling around with a
  • 00:17:38.240 --> 00:17:41.643
  • cross that's too heavy.
  • 00:17:41.677 --> 00:17:46.415
  • If Jesus said this weight is toomuch, if he's stumbled up under
  • 00:17:46.448 --> 00:17:52.921
  • the pressure of the load of abreaking point, and somebody had
  • 00:17:52.955 --> 00:17:57.392
  • to come and get up under him,who are you to think that you
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  • can handle all kinda weight, andtake on everybody's problem, and
  • 00:18:04.166 --> 00:18:07.102
  • fight every battle, and land onyour feet?
  • 00:18:07.136 --> 00:18:09.972
  • He said all these things areagainst me.
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  • That's what he said.
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  • That's how he perceived it.
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  • That's how he saw it, but that'snot how it was.
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  • Oh, I want to make a distinctionbetween how you see it and how
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  • it is.
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  • The young folk have anexpression talkin' about keeping
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  • it real.
  • 00:18:35.631 --> 00:18:36.932
  • They think telling theirbusiness is keeping it real.
  • 00:18:36.965 --> 00:18:38.901
  • Keeping it real is separatinghow you perceive something from
  • 00:18:38.934 --> 00:18:45.007
  • how it is.
  • 00:18:45.040 --> 00:18:46.375
  • Jacob perceived that all thesethings were against him, when in
  • 00:18:46.408 --> 00:18:51.680
  • reality, all these things wereworking for him.
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  • Number one, Joseph was not dead.
  • 00:18:55.984 --> 00:19:02.658
  • And if it were not for thefamine, he would never find out
  • 00:19:02.691 --> 00:19:06.929
  • that Joseph was not dead.
  • 00:19:06.962 --> 00:19:09.798
  • Number two, Simeon was gonna bereconnected to him again.
  • 00:19:09.831 --> 00:19:14.102
  • And if it were not for thefamine, there wouldn't be this
  • 00:19:14.136 --> 00:19:17.039
  • big family reunion.
  • 00:19:17.072 --> 00:19:18.941
  • And everything, youcan't handle this,
  • 00:19:18.974 --> 00:19:25.414
  • I said everything that
  • 00:19:25.447 --> 00:19:29.685
  • Jacob had lost was about to comeback into his life again.
  • 00:19:29.718 --> 00:19:34.923
  • I don't know if you can handlethis kinda preaching, 'cause you
  • 00:19:34.957 --> 00:19:37.759
  • believe COVID-19 more than youbelieve me.
  • 00:19:37.793 --> 00:19:40.229
  • But I came to tell you thateverything you lost is about to
  • 00:19:40.262 --> 00:19:48.303
  • come back to you again.
  • 00:19:48.337 --> 00:19:49.671
  • Oh, y'all don't understand whatit did to my job.
  • 00:19:49.705 --> 00:19:52.741
  • Y'all don't understand what itdid to my economy.
  • 00:19:52.774 --> 00:19:54.443
  • Y'all don't understand what didto my marriage.
  • 00:19:54.476 --> 00:19:55.844
  • Y'all don't understand what did.
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  • I don't care about all of that,I want you to understand that
  • 00:19:57.246 --> 00:20:01.450
  • God is still sitting on thethrone, and that he still
  • 00:20:01.483 --> 00:20:04.419
  • working things out, and thatRomans 8:28 is still true.
  • 00:20:04.453 --> 00:20:08.290
  • Though it hadn't even beenwritten yet, that all these
  • 00:20:08.323 --> 00:20:11.927
  • things work together for thegood of them that love the Lord.
  • 00:20:11.960 --> 00:20:16.231
  • The things that he thought wasagainst him are going to work
  • 00:20:16.265 --> 00:20:19.735
  • together for his good.
  • 00:20:19.768 --> 00:20:21.770
  • The things you think that areagainst you are going to work
  • 00:20:21.803 --> 00:20:24.906
  • together for your good.
  • 00:20:24.940 --> 00:20:26.241
  • I feel a spirit of prophecy onme right now.
  • 00:20:26.275 --> 00:20:28.810
  • I'm prophesying to somebody.
  • 00:20:28.844 --> 00:20:30.612
  • It looks bad, but it's gonnawork out good.
  • 00:20:30.646 --> 00:20:33.548
  • They meant it for evil, butGod's going to make it good.
  • 00:20:33.582 --> 00:20:36.618
  • You cried all night, but joy iscoming in the morning.
  • 00:20:36.652 --> 00:20:40.088
  • You're bent over now, but you'regonna be standing strong in
  • 00:20:40.122 --> 00:20:43.025
  • a minute.
  • 00:20:43.058 --> 00:20:44.359
  • I came to tell you your breakingpoint is your breakthrough.
  • 00:20:44.393 --> 00:20:51.033
  • God is about to give you abreakthrough.
  • 00:20:51.066 --> 00:20:55.003
  • I know the devil don't want youto believe it.
  • 00:20:55.037 --> 00:20:57.673
  • I know your flesh cannot receiveit.
  • 00:20:57.706 --> 00:21:00.309
  • I know your mind cannotencompass it.
  • 00:21:00.342 --> 00:21:02.911
  • I know the evidence does notverify it.
  • 00:21:02.944 --> 00:21:05.681
  • But my faith is my evidence.
  • 00:21:05.714 --> 00:21:08.417
  • It's all the evidence I need ofthe thing that I have not seen.
  • 00:21:08.450 --> 00:21:12.821
  • And I came to tell you todaythat when it's all over,
  • 00:21:12.854 --> 00:21:16.191
  • everything the enemy stole fromyou, God is going to give it
  • 00:21:16.224 --> 00:21:22.064
  • back to you.
  • 00:21:22.097 --> 00:21:23.398
  • I want somebody to take 30seconds and just praise God like
  • 00:21:23.432 --> 00:21:27.336
  • you lost your mind.
  • 00:21:27.369 --> 00:21:34.676
  • Praise him like you're on theverge of a breakthrough.
  • 00:21:34.710 --> 00:21:38.947
  • I know you feel like you're at abreaking point, but I want you
  • 00:21:38.980 --> 00:21:42.184
  • to praise him like you're on theverge of a breakthrough.
  • 00:21:42.217 --> 00:21:46.521
  • You're getting ready to confusethe devil.
  • 00:21:46.555 --> 00:21:48.857
  • He said I thought she was aboutto have a nervous breakdown, why
  • 00:21:48.890 --> 00:21:52.027
  • is she jumping up praising inthe living room, shouting by the
  • 00:21:52.060 --> 00:21:55.163
  • couch, praising God, just leapedout of the bed and praising God?
  • 00:21:55.197 --> 00:21:59.634
  • It's because I just realized mybreak point is my breakthrough.
  • 00:21:59.668 --> 00:22:05.006
  • And a breakthrough is on itsway, I dare you to give him
  • 00:22:05.040 --> 00:22:10.112
  • some praise right where you.
  • 00:22:10.145 --> 00:22:11.480
  • Dare you to praise him like youlost your mind.
  • 00:22:11.513 --> 00:22:17.686
  • I dare you to praise him likeyou got nothing to lose.
  • 00:22:17.719 --> 00:22:21.957
  • I dare you to praise him likeyou believe God radically.
  • 00:22:21.990 --> 00:22:26.528
  • I dare you to praise him likeyou know God's got a plan.
  • 00:22:26.561 --> 00:22:32.267
  • I dare you to praise him likethe best is yet to come.
  • 00:22:32.300 --> 00:22:37.839
  • Praise him like you're on theverge of a breakthrough.
  • 00:22:37.873 --> 00:22:41.009
  • Praise him like you're about toget up out of that bed.
  • 00:22:41.042 --> 00:22:44.679
  • Praise him like your body isabout to be healed.
  • 00:22:44.713 --> 00:22:47.849
  • Praise him like your temperatureis goin' down.
  • 00:22:47.883 --> 00:22:50.819
  • Praise him like your lungs arestarting to breathe again.
  • 00:22:50.852 --> 00:22:54.022
  • Praise him like you got money inthe bank.
  • 00:22:54.055 --> 00:22:56.758
  • Praise him like all yourchildren came home.
  • 00:22:56.792 --> 00:22:59.594
  • Praise him like God just openedup the window from heaven and
  • 00:22:59.628 --> 00:23:02.998
  • poured you out a--
  • 00:23:03.031 --> 00:23:04.332
  • I dare you to open your mouthand praise God.
  • 00:23:04.366 --> 00:23:09.604
  • I can do the preaching, butyou've got to do the praising.
  • 00:23:09.638 --> 00:23:14.142
  • I can do the telling, but yougotta do the hearing.
  • 00:23:14.176 --> 00:23:17.913
  • I can do the declaration, butyou got to receive it.
  • 00:23:17.946 --> 00:23:21.416
  • You that are at the breakingpoint, give God a praise and put
  • 00:23:21.450 --> 00:23:25.053
  • the devil to shame.
  • 00:23:25.086 --> 00:23:26.421
  • The more you praise him, themore you put the devil to shame.
  • 00:23:26.455 --> 00:23:34.463
  • Don't be afraid to give God someglory.
  • 00:23:34.496 --> 00:23:37.632
  • Don't be afraid to lift him up.
  • 00:23:37.666 --> 00:23:40.101
  • Don't be afraid to lift up handsthat have been worried.
  • 00:23:40.135 --> 00:23:43.472
  • Don't be afraid to lift up yourhead.
  • 00:23:43.505 --> 00:23:46.041
  • Don't be afraid to open up yourmouth.
  • 00:23:46.074 --> 00:23:48.577
  • Don't be afraid to thank God,'cause everything is going to
  • 00:23:48.610 --> 00:23:53.281
  • shift in your life.
  • 00:23:53.315 --> 00:23:56.351
  • And the tail is gonna become thehead, and the head is gonna
  • 00:23:56.384 --> 00:24:02.190
  • become the tail.
  • 00:24:02.224 --> 00:24:03.525
  • And the sick will be healed.
  • 00:24:03.558 --> 00:24:07.562
  • And the bound will be loosed.
  • 00:24:07.596 --> 00:24:11.099
  • Somebody shout yeah.
  • 00:24:11.132 --> 00:24:12.434
  • The reason I chose this text,oh, you got me excited.
  • 00:24:12.467 --> 00:24:19.741
  • The reason I chose this text isbecause Joseph perceives it,
  • 00:24:19.774 --> 00:24:28.250
  • Jacob perceives it one way, butGod perceives it another.
  • 00:24:28.283 --> 00:24:34.155
  • Jacob thinks he's at a breakingpoint, but this is the beginning
  • 00:24:34.189 --> 00:24:39.461
  • of his breakthrough.
  • 00:24:39.494 --> 00:24:40.795
  • So, they load him up, and saycome on, Daddy, just trust what
  • 00:24:40.829 --> 00:24:46.701
  • you can't trace.
  • 00:24:46.735 --> 00:24:48.036
  • Believe what you can't see.
  • 00:24:48.069 --> 00:24:50.805
  • Come on, Daddy, get on in thecart by faith.
  • 00:24:50.839 --> 00:24:57.078
  • Everything's gonna be all right.
  • 00:24:57.112 --> 00:24:59.748
  • It's all gonna work out.
  • 00:24:59.781 --> 00:25:02.284
  • And step by step, moment bymoment, God was leading him into
  • 00:25:02.317 --> 00:25:11.192
  • Egypt where he would besustained the rest of his life.
  • 00:25:11.226 --> 00:25:20.468
  • The rest of his life.
  • 00:25:22.237 --> 00:25:25.140
  • The rest of his existence.
  • 00:25:25.173 --> 00:25:27.609
  • He would not want for bread, hewould not long for water, God
  • 00:25:27.642 --> 00:25:32.981
  • would supply all of his needsthrough foreigners, through
  • 00:25:33.014 --> 00:25:41.022
  • outsiders, through people whohad nothing to gain.
  • 00:25:41.056 --> 00:25:46.561
  • God had positioned Joseph to bein the right place at the right
  • 00:25:46.595 --> 00:25:52.734
  • time, so that when his fatherwas at a breaking point, his son
  • 00:25:52.767 --> 00:25:58.306
  • had come into his own.
  • 00:25:58.340 --> 00:25:59.774
  • Bishop Jakes: You've gotten soused to business as usual, that
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  • you say stuff, but you reallydon't expect them to change.
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  • announcer: God is getting readyto make some changes in
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  • your perspective.
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  • Do you think God doesn't knowwhat happened to you?
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  • Do you think God does notrealize the injustices, or the
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  • pain, and the traumayou've been through?
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