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Plot Twist Part 2

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February 9, 2021
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Pastor Steven Furtick shares how to start finding true rest in Jesus’ presence.

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Plot Twist Part 2

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  • - ANNOUNCER: If you're looking
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  • to grow your faith and hear
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  • biblical teaching to encourage
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  • and inspire you,
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  • this is a great place to start.
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  • But this is more than just
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  • a TV episode,
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  • it's an opportunity to connect
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  • with a growing community
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  • of believers all over the world.
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  • It's as simple as joining us
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  • online each week
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  • for the live broadcasts of our
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  • worship experiences,
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  • where you'll get to worship,
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  • hear incredible preaching,
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  • and get to participate
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  • in the community of people
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  • tuning in,
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  • just like yourself.
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  • Join us online this weekend at
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  • - Of all the sermons that I
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  • - Of all the sermons that Ihave heard preached about this
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  • have heard preached about thiswoman who had five husbands
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  • woman who had five husbandsand she's living with the sixth,
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  • and she's living with the sixth,and you know, she's loose
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  • and you know, she's looseand she's thirsty.
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  • and she's thirsty.I realized that this did
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  • I realized that this didnot start with her.
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  • not start with her.I realized that the conflict
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  • I realized that the conflictbetween the Samaritans
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  • between the Samaritansand the Jews did not start
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  • and the Jews did not startin John 4.
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  • in John 4.And even the phrase that said,
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  • And even the phrase that said,"On the plot of ground,"
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  • "On the plot of ground,"and why would John, who only
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  • and why would John, who onlyhad so many chapters to tell,
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  • had so many chapters to tell,only 21 chapters to tell
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  • only 21 chapters to tellus who Jesus was, His glory,
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  • us who Jesus was, His glory,full of grace and truth.
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  • full of grace and truth.He only has so much room
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  • He only has so much roomand he stops to tell us
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  • and he stops to tell usthat it happened.
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  • that it happened.I mean, I know about the woman.
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  • I mean, I know about the woman.I know about her past.
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  • I know about her past.I know about her history.
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  • I know about her history.I know that Jesus taught her,
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  • I know that Jesus taught her,"They that worship the Father
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  • "They that worship the Fathermust worship in spirit
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  • must worship in spiritand truth," then I know
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  • and truth," then I knowit's about whether you worship
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  • it's about whether you worshipon this mountain
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  • on this mountainor that mountain.
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  • or that mountain.I've read all of that,
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  • I've read all of that,but I never took the time
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  • but I never took the timeto realize that it was near
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  • to realize that it was nearthe plot of ground that Jacob
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  • the plot of ground that Jacobhad given his son, Joseph.
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  • had given his son, Joseph.Now do you see why I called
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  • Now do you see why I calledyou together early?
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  • you together early?Because it took me all the way
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  • Because it took me all the wayback to remember that He called
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  • back to remember that He calleda man named Abram out of Ur
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  • a man named Abram out of Urof the Chaldeans.
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  • of the Chaldeans.Abram was too old
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  • Abram was too oldto have children.
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  • to have children.Plot twist.
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  • Plot twist.You're about to have a baby.
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  • You're about to have a baby.His wife's womb
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  • His wife's wombwas as good as dead.
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  • was as good as dead.Plot twist.
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  • Plot twist.God can bring forth a fruitful
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  • God can bring forth a fruitfulsituation from a barren womb!
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  • situation from a barren womb!And then, there's the God
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  • And then, there's the Godof Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.
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  • of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.It wasn't even supposed
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  • It wasn't even supposedto be the God of Abraham,
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  • to be the God of Abraham,Isaac, and Jacob.
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  • Isaac, and Jacob.It was supposed to be the God
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  • It was supposed to be the Godof Abraham, Isaac, and Esau,
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  • of Abraham, Isaac, and Esau,but, plot twist.
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  • but, plot twist.Just about the time you
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  • Just about the time youthink you know what God
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  • think you know what Godis going to do...
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  • is going to do...I love the story because Jacob
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  • I love the story because Jacobgot blessed out of order,
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  • got blessed out of order,and some of you are in a season
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  • and some of you are in a seasonof your life where you have
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  • of your life where you havetold yourself that the story
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  • told yourself that the storyis never going
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  • is never goingto be any different.
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  • to be any different.You are like this woman who came
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  • You are like this woman who cameout to the well in the heat
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  • out to the well in the heatof the day to avoid
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  • of the day to avoidthe attention,
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  • the attention,and the accusations,
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  • and the accusations,and the condemnation of other
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  • and the condemnation of otherpeople, and they have made up
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  • people, and they have made uptheir mind about you,
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  • their mind about you,and they have limited you,
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  • and they have limited you,and they have put you in a box,
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  • and they have put you in a box,and they've said,
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  • and they've said,"Oh, you're just this
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  • "Oh, you're just thisor you're just that."
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  • or you're just that."But, the barrier-breaking God
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  • But, the barrier-breaking Godwho stepped through
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  • who stepped through41 generations,
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  • 41 generations,the God of Abraham, Isaac,
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  • the God of Abraham, Isaac,and Jacob, not Esau.
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  • and Jacob, not Esau.Esau was supposed to get
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  • Esau was supposed to getthe blessing, but God has
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  • the blessing, but God hasa way of putting His right hand
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  • a way of putting His right handinstead of His left hand.
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  • instead of His left hand.The right hand is the hand
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  • The right hand is the handof blessing.
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  • of blessing.The right hand is the hand
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  • The right hand is the handof authority.
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  • of authority.It's called a plot twist.
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  • It's called a plot twist.Are you all ready for me?
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  • Are you all ready for me?Did you get your
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  • Did you get yourStarbucks Venti Grande,
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  • Starbucks Venti Grande,extra caramel Frappuccino?
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  • extra caramel Frappuccino?I hope you're ready for me,
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  • I hope you're ready for me,because it said this happened,
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  • because it said this happened,this amazing event where this
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  • this amazing event where thiswoman that nobody expected
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  • woman that nobody expectedto be used.
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  • to be used.Oh, they used her.
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  • Oh, they used her.They used her.
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  • They used her.They used her.
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  • They used her.But, God says, "I see people
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  • But, God says, "I see peopleusing you, but they don't know
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  • using you, but they don't knowwhat's in you, and I'm gonna
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  • what's in you, and I'm gonnabless you in this season,
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  • bless you in this season,even though you have told
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  • even though you have toldyourself this is all
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  • yourself this is allit can ever be."
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  • it can ever be."I mean, do you know
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  • I mean, do you knowhow powerful that is,
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  • how powerful that is,that this is the plot of ground
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  • that this is the plot of groundthat Jacob gave Joseph?
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  • that Jacob gave Joseph?It wasn't even supposed
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  • It wasn't even supposedto be Jacob that the nation
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  • to be Jacob that the nationof Israel came through.
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  • of Israel came through.Plot twist.
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  • Plot twist.You didn't even get
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  • You didn't even geta high school degree.
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  • a high school degree.Plot twist.
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  • Plot twist.God doesn't need you
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  • God doesn't need youto be educated,
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  • to be educated,just available, just open,
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  • just available, just open,just humble, just a disciple,
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  • just humble, just a disciple,just committed.
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  • just committed.Plot twist.
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  • Plot twist.Put it in the chat right now,
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  • Put it in the chat right now,"He's the God
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  • "He's the Godof the plot twist,"
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  • of the plot twist,"and I'm gonna tell you how
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  • and I'm gonna tell you howI know that He is.
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  • I know that He is.Not only does God bless
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  • Not only does God blessthe wrong people from an
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  • the wrong people from anearthly perspective,
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  • earthly perspective,like a woman at a well
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  • like a woman at a wellor like a trickster named Jacob,
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  • or like a trickster named Jacob,not only does He bring forth
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  • not only does He bring forthnations from people whose names
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  • nations from people whose namescarry baggage, or in the case
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  • carry baggage, or in the caseof the woman at the well,
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  • of the woman at the well,people whose names
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  • people whose nameswe don't even know.
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  • we don't even know.You ever thought about that?
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  • You ever thought about that?That wasn't on her birth
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  • That wasn't on her birthcertificate,
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  • certificate,"Woman at the Well."
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  • "Woman at the Well."But, God said, "I'm gonna take
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  • But, God said, "I'm gonna takecharacters that other people
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  • characters that other peoplethink are just props and I am
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  • think are just props and I amgoing to use them for a purpose
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  • going to use them for a purposethat nobody can understand."
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  • that nobody can understand."You better get excited about
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  • You better get excited aboutthis word because God is using
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  • this word because God is usingpeople in this season
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  • people in this seasonthat we walk past.
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  • that we walk past.Now, I don't know if you want
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  • Now, I don't know if you wantto hear this message or not,
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  • to hear this message or not,because we get pretty settled
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  • because we get pretty settledin to our story, don't we?
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  • in to our story, don't we?And we get pretty settled
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  • And we get pretty settledin to our situation
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  • in to our situationand our system,
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  • and our system,and we just want a burger,
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  • and we just want a burger,and we just want a drink,
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  • and we just want a drink,and we just want to survive it.
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  • and we just want to survive it.And here we are in a year where
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  • And here we are in a year wheremost of us just want to go
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  • most of us just want to goback to how it was,
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  • back to how it was,and how it is is not
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  • and how it is is nothow it's supposed to be.
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  • how it's supposed to be.And yet, Jacob gave Joseph
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  • And yet, Jacob gave Josephthis plot of ground in Sychar,
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  • this plot of ground in Sychar,near Samaria.
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  • near Samaria.Let me stop here for a minute.
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  • Let me stop here for a minute.This is the area that
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  • This is the area thateveryone else avoided.
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  • everyone else avoided.It is the area that Jesus
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  • It is the area that Jesusintended to go through.
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  • intended to go through.Uh-huh.
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  • Uh-huh.Jacob was the second born,
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  • Jacob was the second born,Esau was the firstborn.
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  • Esau was the firstborn.God blessed the second
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  • God blessed the secondbefore the first.
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  • before the first."And the last shall be first,
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  • "And the last shall be first,and the first shall be last."
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  • and the first shall be last."You killed Him by hanging Him
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  • You killed Him by hanging Himon a cross, but God raised
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  • on a cross, but God raisedHim from the dead.
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  • Him from the dead.Plot twist.
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  • Plot twist.That's all the gospel is.
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  • That's all the gospel is."Let the weak say, I am strong"
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  • "Let the weak say, I am strong"Plot twist.
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  • Plot twist.I love it!
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  • I love it!It may be helpful for me
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  • It may be helpful for meto remind you at this point
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  • to remind you at this pointthat the reason I look like
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  • that the reason I look likeI'm about to bust out of this
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  • I'm about to bust out of thissuit with excitement.
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  • suit with excitement.Not with fat cells,
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  • Not with fat cells,not with cellulite,
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  • not with cellulite,with excitement and enthusiasm.
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  • with excitement and enthusiasm.The reason I'm about to come
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  • The reason I'm about to comeunglued off this stage
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  • unglued off this stageis because for 22 years,
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  • is because for 22 years,Jacob thought Joseph was dead!
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  • Jacob thought Joseph was dead!So, do you realize that
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  • So, do you realize thatthe miracle happened through
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  • the miracle happened throughsomebody that was
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  • somebody that wasas good as dead?
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  • as good as dead?For 22 years --
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  • For 22 years --I mean, you've got to get
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  • I mean, you've got to getin this mind set.
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  • in this mind set.Not for 22 hours,
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  • Not for 22 hours,not for 22 days,
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  • not for 22 days,not for 22 weeks,
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  • not for 22 weeks,not for 22 months,
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  • not for 22 months,for 22 years, Jacob thought,
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  • for 22 years, Jacob thought,"I've lost Joseph,"
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  • "I've lost Joseph,"and Joseph was his favorite!
  • 00:07:51.056 --> 00:07:51.790
  • and Joseph was his favorite!Oh, yeah, every parent
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  • Oh, yeah, every parenthas their favorite.
  • 00:07:53.692 --> 00:07:54.259
  • has their favorite.It might change
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  • It might changefrom moment to moment,
  • 00:07:55.694 --> 00:07:57.229
  • from moment to moment,but you have a favorite.
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  • but you have a favorite.You have a favorite.
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  • You have a favorite.You have a favorite.
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  • You have a favorite.My favorite is whichever
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  • My favorite is whicheverone I'm talking to at that
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  • one I'm talking to at thatmoment, telling them that
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  • moment, telling them thatthey're my favorite.
  • 00:08:06.004 --> 00:08:07.205
  • they're my favorite.But, Joseph had a coat.
  • 00:08:07.205 --> 00:08:08.306
  • But, Joseph had a coat.Joseph was the favorite.
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  • Joseph was the favorite.Joseph was betrayed by his
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  • Joseph was betrayed by hisbrothers and left for dead,
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  • brothers and left for dead,and when they went back and told
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  • and when they went back and toldJacob that Joseph was dead,
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  • Jacob that Joseph was dead,who was the first child
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  • who was the first childof Rachel, who he really loved,
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  • of Rachel, who he really loved,Joseph is gone, meant to Jacob,
  • 00:08:24.656 --> 00:08:25.924
  • Joseph is gone, meant to Jacob,"I may as well die, too."
  • 00:08:25.924 --> 00:08:27.325
  • "I may as well die, too."He said, "You will bring my gray
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  • He said, "You will bring my grayhead down to the grave."
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  • head down to the grave."So, now do you understand
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  • So, now do you understandthat the plot twist in John 4
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  • that the plot twist in John 4wasn't just about a woman
  • 00:08:35.800 --> 00:08:39.871
  • wasn't just about a womanwho came for a drink?
  • 00:08:39.871 --> 00:08:42.274
  • who came for a drink?It's about a God who takes
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  • It's about a God who takesthings that you thought
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  • things that you thoughtwere dead, and things that
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  • were dead, and things thatyou thought were over,
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  • you thought were over,and things that you thought
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  • and things that you thoughtdidn't matter, and things that
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  • didn't matter, and things thatyou thought people betrayed you,
  • 00:08:57.122 --> 00:08:58.590
  • you thought people betrayed you,and people forgot about you,
  • 00:08:58.590 --> 00:08:59.691
  • and people forgot about you,and people left you,
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  • and people left you,and people ignored you,
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  • and people ignored you,and people abandoned you.
  • 00:09:02.160 --> 00:09:05.196
  • and people abandoned you.They betrayed Joseph.
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  • They betrayed Joseph.And so, when it said that
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  • And so, when it said thatit was Jacob's will
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  • it was Jacob's willand that it was the well,
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  • and that it was the well,the plot of ground that Jacob
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  • the plot of ground that Jacobgave his son, Joseph,
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  • gave his son, Joseph,after 22 years.
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  • after 22 years.Can we visit the scene
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  • Can we visit the scenefor a moment?
  • 00:09:21.379 --> 00:09:22.614
  • for a moment?It's in Genesis 48.
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  • It's in Genesis 48.It's really beautiful, man,
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  • It's really beautiful, man,because you've got to think,
  • 00:09:25.483 --> 00:09:29.554
  • because you've got to think,like, God sent Joseph to Egypt
  • 00:09:29.554 --> 00:09:31.523
  • like, God sent Joseph to Egyptand on one hand, his brothers
  • 00:09:31.523 --> 00:09:35.160
  • and on one hand, his brothersbetrayed him and they sold him,
  • 00:09:35.160 --> 00:09:36.428
  • betrayed him and they sold him,but on the other hand, Joseph
  • 00:09:36.428 --> 00:09:40.532
  • but on the other hand, Josephsaw, after 13 years of what
  • 00:09:40.532 --> 00:09:42.167
  • saw, after 13 years of whatseemed to be like a setback.
  • 00:09:42.167 --> 00:09:43.268
  • seemed to be like a setback.And the reason I'm preaching
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  • And the reason I'm preachingit is 'cause I think a lot
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  • it is 'cause I think a lotof people are feeling like life
  • 00:09:46.104 --> 00:09:47.205
  • of people are feeling like lifeis just one giant setback
  • 00:09:47.205 --> 00:09:50.375
  • is just one giant setbackright now, and things
  • 00:09:50.375 --> 00:09:51.776
  • right now, and thingshave stalled out for you,
  • 00:09:51.776 --> 00:09:53.411
  • have stalled out for you,and it's not moving forward,
  • 00:09:53.411 --> 00:09:55.780
  • and it's not moving forward,and it's not happening,
  • 00:09:55.780 --> 00:09:57.115
  • and it's not happening,and the plans that you made
  • 00:09:57.115 --> 00:09:58.149
  • and the plans that you madeall got canceled
  • 00:09:58.149 --> 00:10:00.685
  • all got canceledand all got interrupted.
  • 00:10:00.685 --> 00:10:02.854
  • and all got interrupted.God said to tell you that He's
  • 00:10:02.854 --> 00:10:06.791
  • God said to tell you that He'sthe God of a plot twist,
  • 00:10:06.791 --> 00:10:08.026
  • the God of a plot twist,that just about the time you
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  • that just about the time youare ready to turn the movie off,
  • 00:10:10.495 --> 00:10:12.230
  • are ready to turn the movie off,don't turn it off.
  • 00:10:12.230 --> 00:10:13.131
  • don't turn it off.Just about the time that
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  • Just about the time thatyou are ready to stop
  • 00:10:14.799 --> 00:10:16.334
  • you are ready to stopbelieving in God,
  • 00:10:16.334 --> 00:10:19.070
  • believing in God,don't stop believing in God yet.
  • 00:10:19.070 --> 00:10:20.739
  • don't stop believing in God yet.Just about the time you're
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  • Just about the time you'reready to say, "I will never see
  • 00:10:22.807 --> 00:10:24.342
  • ready to say, "I will never seeJoseph again," because, see,
  • 00:10:24.342 --> 00:10:27.078
  • Joseph again," because, see,it was a famine that hit Canaan
  • 00:10:27.078 --> 00:10:29.214
  • it was a famine that hit Canaanthat made Jacob's sons go
  • 00:10:29.214 --> 00:10:30.248
  • that made Jacob's sons goand find Joseph.
  • 00:10:30.248 --> 00:10:31.983
  • and find Joseph.Do you remember this?
  • 00:10:31.983 --> 00:10:33.084
  • Do you remember this?And when they went and saw
  • 00:10:33.084 --> 00:10:33.918
  • And when they went and sawJoseph, they didn't even
  • 00:10:33.918 --> 00:10:35.887
  • Joseph, they didn't evenknow it was him at first.
  • 00:10:35.887 --> 00:10:37.689
  • know it was him at first.But then, eventually Joseph
  • 00:10:37.689 --> 00:10:39.190
  • But then, eventually Josephrevealed himself to his brothers
  • 00:10:39.190 --> 00:10:41.393
  • revealed himself to his brothersand said, "It's me.
  • 00:10:41.393 --> 00:10:42.827
  • and said, "It's me.It's me, the one that you
  • 00:10:42.827 --> 00:10:43.995
  • It's me, the one that youleft for dead.
  • 00:10:43.995 --> 00:10:45.196
  • left for dead.I'm the one that God is going
  • 00:10:45.196 --> 00:10:48.099
  • I'm the one that God is goingto use to provide for you."
  • 00:10:48.099 --> 00:10:50.001
  • to use to provide for you."Plot twist.
  • 00:10:50.001 --> 00:10:51.503
  • Plot twist.You remember its most famous
  • 00:10:51.503 --> 00:10:53.872
  • You remember its most famousverse in Genesis 50:20?
  • 00:10:53.872 --> 00:10:56.041
  • verse in Genesis 50:20?"You meant it for evil;
  • 00:10:56.041 --> 00:10:58.276
  • "You meant it for evil;God meant it for good."
  • 00:10:58.276 --> 00:10:59.511
  • God meant it for good."What does that mean?
  • 00:10:59.511 --> 00:11:00.378
  • What does that mean?That means He's the God
  • 00:11:00.378 --> 00:11:02.447
  • That means He's the Godof a plot twist.
  • 00:11:02.447 --> 00:11:04.649
  • of a plot twist.That means He takes what
  • 00:11:04.649 --> 00:11:06.584
  • That means He takes whatthe enemy meant for evil
  • 00:11:06.584 --> 00:11:07.952
  • the enemy meant for eviland uses it for good
  • 00:11:07.952 --> 00:11:10.555
  • and uses it for goodin your life, in your bloodline,
  • 00:11:10.555 --> 00:11:12.057
  • in your life, in your bloodline,in your generation,
  • 00:11:12.057 --> 00:11:14.559
  • in your generation,in our church, in our families,
  • 00:11:14.559 --> 00:11:16.795
  • in our church, in our families,in our nation, in our world,
  • 00:11:16.795 --> 00:11:18.063
  • in our nation, in our world,on this continent!
  • 00:11:18.063 --> 00:11:22.367
  • on this continent!God is a generational God!
  • 00:11:22.367 --> 00:11:24.703
  • God is a generational God!And He goes through Samaria,
  • 00:11:24.703 --> 00:11:25.904
  • And He goes through Samaria,and He takes us through
  • 00:11:25.904 --> 00:11:28.740
  • and He takes us throughsome areas, and He does some
  • 00:11:28.740 --> 00:11:29.574
  • some areas, and He does somethings in our lives
  • 00:11:29.574 --> 00:11:31.810
  • things in our livesin disappointed places.
  • 00:11:31.810 --> 00:11:32.744
  • in disappointed places.And when Jacob was getting
  • 00:11:32.744 --> 00:11:36.715
  • And when Jacob was gettingready to die, he called
  • 00:11:36.715 --> 00:11:38.950
  • ready to die, he calledJoseph to his bedside.
  • 00:11:38.950 --> 00:11:40.151
  • Joseph to his bedside.It's a really beautiful scene.
  • 00:11:40.151 --> 00:11:41.419
  • It's a really beautiful scene.This is great for Father's Day,
  • 00:11:41.419 --> 00:11:41.953
  • This is great for Father's Day,okay?
  • 00:11:41.953 --> 00:11:46.825
  • okay?Genesis 48, he said,
  • 00:11:46.825 --> 00:11:49.627
  • Genesis 48, he said,"Joseph, come in the room.
  • 00:11:49.627 --> 00:11:50.595
  • "Joseph, come in the room.I want to give a blessing
  • 00:11:50.595 --> 00:11:51.796
  • I want to give a blessingto my grandchildren."
  • 00:11:51.796 --> 00:11:56.167
  • to my grandchildren."Now, Genesis 48:11 is the one
  • 00:11:56.167 --> 00:11:58.036
  • Now, Genesis 48:11 is the oneI want to focus your heart
  • 00:11:58.036 --> 00:11:59.704
  • I want to focus your hearton for a moment.
  • 00:11:59.704 --> 00:12:02.140
  • on for a moment."Israel said to Joseph."
  • 00:12:02.140 --> 00:12:02.741
  • "Israel said to Joseph."You're like, "Wait a minute,
  • 00:12:02.741 --> 00:12:03.408
  • You're like, "Wait a minute,I thought you were
  • 00:12:03.408 --> 00:12:05.009
  • I thought you weretalking about Jacob.
  • 00:12:05.009 --> 00:12:07.979
  • talking about Jacob.I am.
  • 00:12:07.979 --> 00:12:09.948
  • I am.The one named Jacob
  • 00:12:09.948 --> 00:12:12.951
  • The one named Jacobwas also called Israel.
  • 00:12:12.951 --> 00:12:15.687
  • was also called Israel.Jacob means heel-grabber.
  • 00:12:15.687 --> 00:12:17.388
  • Jacob means heel-grabber.Plot twist.
  • 00:12:17.388 --> 00:12:24.763
  • Plot twist.Israel means Prince with God.
  • 00:12:24.763 --> 00:12:26.931
  • Israel means Prince with God.I'm telling you, man.
  • 00:12:26.931 --> 00:12:28.166
  • I'm telling you, man.Jesus looked at that woman
  • 00:12:28.166 --> 00:12:31.202
  • Jesus looked at that womanand He didn't see a whore,
  • 00:12:31.202 --> 00:12:34.139
  • and He didn't see a whore,He saw a worshipper.
  • 00:12:34.139 --> 00:12:35.240
  • He saw a worshipper.He looked at Jacob and He
  • 00:12:35.240 --> 00:12:37.308
  • He looked at Jacob and Hedidn't see a heel-grabber,
  • 00:12:37.308 --> 00:12:39.177
  • didn't see a heel-grabber,He saw a prince.
  • 00:12:39.177 --> 00:12:41.045
  • He saw a prince.I love Him for that.
  • 00:12:41.045 --> 00:12:42.680
  • I love Him for that.I love Him for all the times
  • 00:12:42.680 --> 00:12:43.548
  • I love Him for all the timesthat He could have just
  • 00:12:43.548 --> 00:12:45.116
  • that He could have justgiven up on me.
  • 00:12:45.116 --> 00:12:46.484
  • given up on me.I love Him for all the ways,
  • 00:12:46.484 --> 00:12:48.253
  • I love Him for all the ways,you know, I'm screwing up
  • 00:12:48.253 --> 00:12:49.454
  • you know, I'm screwing upthings left and right,
  • 00:12:49.454 --> 00:12:50.889
  • things left and right,as a pastor, as a parent,
  • 00:12:50.889 --> 00:12:51.790
  • as a pastor, as a parent,as a husband.
  • 00:12:51.790 --> 00:12:53.691
  • as a husband.I know I get it so wrong,
  • 00:12:53.691 --> 00:12:55.260
  • I know I get it so wrong,but go ahead and clap your hands
  • 00:12:55.260 --> 00:12:56.828
  • but go ahead and clap your handsand praise hand emoji if you
  • 00:12:56.828 --> 00:12:58.630
  • and praise hand emoji if youknow you serve the God
  • 00:12:58.630 --> 00:13:00.665
  • know you serve the Godof the plot twist.
  • 00:13:00.665 --> 00:13:01.633
  • of the plot twist.If you know that He knows
  • 00:13:01.633 --> 00:13:03.902
  • If you know that He knowsyour real name, your real
  • 00:13:03.902 --> 00:13:07.806
  • your real name, your realrighteousness is in Christ.
  • 00:13:07.806 --> 00:13:10.742
  • righteousness is in Christ.Wow!
  • 00:13:10.742 --> 00:13:14.412
  • Wow!So, Israel, also called Jacob,
  • 00:13:14.412 --> 00:13:15.847
  • So, Israel, also called Jacob,said to Joseph, the one he never
  • 00:13:15.847 --> 00:13:18.082
  • said to Joseph, the one he neverthought he'd see again,
  • 00:13:18.082 --> 00:13:18.883
  • thought he'd see again,the dream that he thought
  • 00:13:18.883 --> 00:13:20.618
  • the dream that he thoughthad died, the thing that he
  • 00:13:20.618 --> 00:13:22.020
  • had died, the thing that hethought was over...
  • 00:13:22.020 --> 00:13:25.790
  • thought was over...What is your Joseph?
  • 00:13:25.790 --> 00:13:26.624
  • What is your Joseph?What is the thing that you
  • 00:13:26.624 --> 00:13:27.559
  • What is the thing that youhave given up on in your life
  • 00:13:27.559 --> 00:13:27.926
  • have given up on in your lifeand you've said,
  • 00:13:27.926 --> 00:13:28.560
  • and you've said,"The story's over and this
  • 00:13:28.560 --> 00:13:29.494
  • "The story's over and thisis the way it's gonna be,
  • 00:13:29.494 --> 00:13:30.261
  • is the way it's gonna be,and I'm just always gonna
  • 00:13:30.261 --> 00:13:31.362
  • and I'm just always gonnastruggle with this and I'm
  • 00:13:31.362 --> 00:13:32.197
  • struggle with this and I'malways gonna deal with this?
  • 00:13:32.197 --> 00:13:32.931
  • always gonna deal with this?I'm never gonna get over this
  • 00:13:32.931 --> 00:13:33.965
  • I'm never gonna get over thisand I'm never gonna get victory,
  • 00:13:33.965 --> 00:13:34.766
  • and I'm never gonna get victory,and I'm gonna sing the words
  • 00:13:34.766 --> 00:13:35.633
  • and I'm gonna sing the wordsto the song, but I don't really
  • 00:13:35.633 --> 00:13:36.234
  • to the song, but I don't reallymean them or believe them
  • 00:13:36.234 --> 00:13:37.135
  • mean them or believe themanymore, 'cause I'm just going
  • 00:13:37.135 --> 00:13:38.436
  • anymore, 'cause I'm just goingthrough the motions and I'm just
  • 00:13:38.436 --> 00:13:39.270
  • through the motions and I'm justgoing through the...
  • 00:13:39.270 --> 00:13:41.072
  • going through the...What is your Joseph?
  • 00:13:41.072 --> 00:13:42.340
  • What is your Joseph?Now, watch this.
  • 00:13:42.340 --> 00:13:46.744
  • Now, watch this."Israel said to Joseph,
  • 00:13:46.744 --> 00:13:48.313
  • "Israel said to Joseph,"I never expected to see your
  • 00:13:48.313 --> 00:13:52.217
  • "I never expected to see yourface again, and now God
  • 00:13:52.217 --> 00:13:53.885
  • face again, and now Godhas allowed me to see
  • 00:13:53.885 --> 00:13:55.553
  • He's the God of the plot twist.
  • 00:14:03.261 --> 00:14:05.430
  • He's the God of the plot twist.Not only did He let him see
  • 00:14:05.430 --> 00:14:08.466
  • Not only did He let him seeJoseph, but He used everything
  • 00:14:08.466 --> 00:14:10.768
  • Joseph, but He used everythingthat Joseph had been through
  • 00:14:10.768 --> 00:14:13.571
  • that Joseph had been throughto save the whole family,
  • 00:14:13.571 --> 00:14:14.305
  • to save the whole family,because He's the God
  • 00:14:14.305 --> 00:14:19.377
  • because He's the Godof the plot twist.
  • 00:14:19.377 --> 00:14:21.512
  • of the plot twist.Not only did He minister
  • 00:14:21.512 --> 00:14:24.148
  • Not only did He ministerto the woman, He sent the woman
  • 00:14:24.148 --> 00:14:26.484
  • to the woman, He sent the womanto go get the whole town.
  • 00:14:26.484 --> 00:14:28.253
  • to go get the whole town.Plot twist.
  • 00:14:28.253 --> 00:14:29.988
  • Plot twist.He skipped a meal,
  • 00:14:29.988 --> 00:14:32.390
  • He skipped a meal,but He reaped the harvest.
  • 00:14:32.390 --> 00:14:34.792
  • but He reaped the harvest.God is the God
  • 00:14:34.792 --> 00:14:35.793
  • God is the Godof the plot twist.
  • 00:14:35.793 --> 00:14:36.728
  • of the plot twist.Now, who is this for?
  • 00:14:36.728 --> 00:14:37.695
  • Now, who is this for?If this is for you,
  • 00:14:37.695 --> 00:14:38.863
  • If this is for you,just tell me right now.
  • 00:14:38.863 --> 00:14:40.365
  • just tell me right now.Say, "This is for me.
  • 00:14:40.365 --> 00:14:41.399
  • Say, "This is for me.This is for me.
  • 00:14:41.399 --> 00:14:42.300
  • This is for me.This is for me.
  • 00:14:42.300 --> 00:14:44.736
  • This is for me.This is bread from heaven
  • 00:14:44.736 --> 00:14:46.771
  • This is bread from heavenfor me."
  • 00:14:46.771 --> 00:14:48.840
  • for me."God said to tell you that
  • 00:14:48.840 --> 00:14:50.775
  • God said to tell you thatthere's a plot twist happening
  • 00:14:50.775 --> 00:14:53.811
  • there's a plot twist happeningin your life right now.
  • 00:14:53.811 --> 00:14:55.046
  • in your life right now.He said to tell you that
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  • He said to tell you thatthe things about you that
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  • the things about you thatyou don't like, He's going
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  • you don't like, He's goingto leverage them for greater
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  • to leverage them for greatergrace to be released in your
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  • grace to be released in yourlife, and I speak by the Spirit
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  • life, and I speak by the Spiritof the Lord into your life.
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  • of the Lord into your life.He is turning things around
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  • He is turning things aroundright now, and you will see
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  • right now, and you will seeJoseph again, and you will
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  • Joseph again, and you willsee provision again,
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  • see provision again,and you will have joy again,
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  • and you will have joy again,and you will dance again,
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  • and you will dance again,and you will shout again,
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  • and you will shout again,and you will go to the house
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  • and you will go to the houseof God again,
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  • of God again,and you will rise again,
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  • and you will rise again,and you breathe again,
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  • and you breathe again,and you will sing again!
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  • and you will sing again![applause]
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  • [applause]"I thought I'd never see you
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  • "I thought I'd never see youagain," Israel said to Joseph.
  • 00:15:36.487 --> 00:15:38.156
  • again," Israel said to Joseph.It was the plot of ground
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  • It was the plot of groundthat Jacob gave to Joseph.
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  • that Jacob gave to Joseph.Never thought it would happen,
  • 00:15:42.026 --> 00:15:43.027
  • Never thought it would happen,but it did.
  • 00:15:43.027 --> 00:15:44.429
  • but it did.God said, "Get ready
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  • God said, "Get readyfor unexpected blessings
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  • for unexpected blessingsin unlikely places."
  • 00:15:48.700 --> 00:15:51.269
  • in unlikely places."Through weakness, He is strong!
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  • Through weakness, He is strong!In your crushing,
  • 00:15:52.670 --> 00:15:56.741
  • In your crushing,oil comes forth!
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  • oil comes forth!I know this is from God
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  • I know this is from Godbecause He gave it to me so
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  • because He gave it to me soheavy, I had to preach it early.
  • 00:16:04.682 --> 00:16:05.616
  • heavy, I had to preach it early.I didn't want to forget how
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  • I didn't want to forget howI felt when I read it.
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  • I felt when I read it.Jacob said to Joseph,
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  • Jacob said to Joseph,"I never expected to even
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  • "I never expected to evensee you again, and now I get
  • 00:16:15.159 --> 00:16:16.527
  • see you again, and now I getto see your children, too."
  • 00:16:16.527 --> 00:16:17.228
  • to see your children, too."God said, "Get ready
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  • God said, "Get readyfor exceeding, abundantly,
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  • for exceeding, abundantly,above all that you ever
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  • above all that you everasked or imagined."
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  • asked or imagined."And y'all, just in case you're
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  • And y'all, just in case you'renew here, I'm not necessarily
  • 00:16:25.570 --> 00:16:27.205
  • new here, I'm not necessarilytalking about cars, or raises,
  • 00:16:27.205 --> 00:16:29.374
  • talking about cars, or raises,or bonuses.
  • 00:16:29.374 --> 00:16:30.475
  • or bonuses.God is much bigger than
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  • God is much bigger thanany of that.
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  • any of that.I'm talking about how God
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  • I'm talking about how Godis renovating your heart
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  • is renovating your heartin this season.
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  • in this season.It's a plot twist.
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  • It's a plot twist.God is setting me free
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  • God is setting me freefrom being so selfish.
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  • from being so selfish.It's a plot twist.
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  • It's a plot twist.I thought it was about me.
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  • I thought it was about me.But, Joseph was...
  • 00:16:55.900 --> 00:17:00.071
  • But, Joseph was...Joseph was still alive.
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  • Joseph was still alive.And Joseph is still alive.
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  • And Joseph is still alive.Yes, a crazy thing Jacob said,
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  • Yes, a crazy thing Jacob said,"I didn't think I'd ever see you
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  • "I didn't think I'd ever see youagain, but bring me
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  • again, but bring memy grandchildren,
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  • my grandchildren,Manasseh and Ephraim.
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  • Manasseh and Ephraim.Bring me those boys,
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  • Bring me those boys,and bring them over here
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  • and bring them over hereso I can bless them.
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  • so I can bless them.Bring them here
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  • Bring them hereso I can bless them."
  • 00:17:31.536 --> 00:17:32.437
  • so I can bless them."You know, that's what God likes
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  • You know, that's what God likesto do, right?
  • 00:17:34.872 --> 00:17:36.841
  • to do, right?"Come here so I can bless you.
  • 00:17:36.841 --> 00:17:39.277
  • "Come here so I can bless you.Come here so I can bless you.
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  • Come here so I can bless you.Come here so I can bless you."
  • 00:17:41.345 --> 00:17:42.480
  • Come here so I can bless you."That woman at the well,
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  • That woman at the well,"Come here so I can bless you."
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  • "Come here so I can bless you."He asked her for a drink,
  • 00:17:45.116 --> 00:17:45.983
  • He asked her for a drink,but He really just wanted
  • 00:17:45.983 --> 00:17:47.919
  • but He really just wantedto give her what?
  • 00:17:47.919 --> 00:17:49.287
  • to give her what?"Come here so I can bless you."
  • 00:17:49.287 --> 00:17:50.488
  • "Come here so I can bless you."If you knew who you were talking
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  • If you knew who you were talkingto, you would ask Me and I would
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  • to, you would ask Me and I wouldgive you the water that never
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  • give you the water that neverruns dry, and it would
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  • runs dry, and it wouldbecome within you a source,
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  • become within you a source,a spring of living water."
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  • a spring of living water.""Bring them here
  • 00:18:01.399 --> 00:18:05.002
  • "Bring them hereso I can bless them."
  • 00:18:05.002 --> 00:18:07.538
  • so I can bless them."And then Joseph removed them
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  • And then Joseph removed themfrom Israel's knees,
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  • from Israel's knees,and bowed down with his face
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  • and bowed down with his faceto the ground.
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  • to the ground.And Joseph took both of them,
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  • And Joseph took both of them,Ephraim on his right hand
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  • Ephraim on his right handtoward Israel's left hand,
  • 00:18:18.116 --> 00:18:20.685
  • toward Israel's left hand,and Manasseh on his left toward
  • 00:18:20.685 --> 00:18:22.520
  • and Manasseh on his left towardIsrael's right hand,
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  • Israel's right hand,and brought them close to him."
  • 00:18:25.456 --> 00:18:27.391
  • and brought them close to him."All of this I saw when I saw it
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  • All of this I saw when I saw ithappened on the plot of ground
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  • happened on the plot of groundthat Jacob gave his son, Joseph.
  • 00:18:32.663 --> 00:18:33.297
  • that Jacob gave his son, Joseph.And I thought about
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  • And I thought abouton Father's Day
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  • on Father's Dayand every day, what am I giving
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  • and every day, what am I givingto my children?
  • 00:18:41.139 --> 00:18:41.706
  • to my children?What am I giving
  • 00:18:41.706 --> 00:18:44.575
  • What am I givingto the others in my life?
  • 00:18:44.575 --> 00:18:47.745
  • to the others in my life?I wonder what you're carrying.
  • 00:18:47.745 --> 00:18:49.714
  • I wonder what you're carrying.I wonder what the enemy
  • 00:18:49.714 --> 00:18:50.414
  • I wonder what the enemyis trying to convince you
  • 00:18:50.414 --> 00:18:51.749
  • is trying to convince youto give up on because what
  • 00:18:51.749 --> 00:18:54.886
  • to give up on because whatyou carry is so significant.
  • 00:18:54.886 --> 00:18:56.888
  • you carry is so significant.I wonder.
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  • I wonder.I wonder what's in your well.
  • 00:18:59.524 --> 00:19:00.491
  • I wonder what's in your well.I wonder what wells you're
  • 00:19:00.491 --> 00:19:02.093
  • I wonder what wells you'redigging in your life right now,
  • 00:19:02.093 --> 00:19:02.760
  • digging in your life right now,through your worship,
  • 00:19:02.760 --> 00:19:03.694
  • through your worship,through your praise,
  • 00:19:03.694 --> 00:19:04.762
  • through your praise,through your prayers,
  • 00:19:04.762 --> 00:19:05.763
  • through your prayers,through your study,
  • 00:19:05.763 --> 00:19:06.864
  • through your study,through your commitment,
  • 00:19:06.864 --> 00:19:07.932
  • through your commitment,through your openness,
  • 00:19:07.932 --> 00:19:09.267
  • through your openness,through the change that God
  • 00:19:09.267 --> 00:19:12.003
  • through the change that Godis doing in your life!
  • 00:19:12.003 --> 00:19:13.504
  • is doing in your life!Now, watch this.
  • 00:19:13.504 --> 00:19:15.306
  • Now, watch this.He said, "Bring them here,
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  • He said, "Bring them here,I want to bless them."
  • 00:19:17.675 --> 00:19:19.944
  • I want to bless them."And Joseph lined them up
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  • And Joseph lined them upso that the oldest would get
  • 00:19:21.846 --> 00:19:24.715
  • so that the oldest would getthe right hand, Manasseh.
  • 00:19:24.715 --> 00:19:25.516
  • the right hand, Manasseh.The younger would get
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  • The younger would getthe left hand.
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  • the left hand.They're both gonna get blessed,
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  • They're both gonna get blessed,but the oldest gets
  • 00:19:28.619 --> 00:19:30.922
  • but the oldest getsthe bigger blessing.
  • 00:19:30.922 --> 00:19:34.525
  • the bigger blessing.And watch what Israel does.
  • 00:19:34.525 --> 00:19:39.263
  • And watch what Israel does.Verse 14, "But Israel,"
  • 00:19:39.263 --> 00:19:43.601
  • Verse 14, "But Israel,"but Israel, but God,
  • 00:19:43.601 --> 00:19:47.104
  • but Israel, but God,but Israel, but God,
  • 00:19:47.104 --> 00:19:50.208
  • but Israel, but God,"reached out his right hand
  • 00:19:50.208 --> 00:19:52.843
  • "reached out his right handand put his right hand
  • 00:19:52.843 --> 00:19:54.845
  • and put his right handon Ephraim's head,
  • 00:19:54.845 --> 00:19:57.048
  • on Ephraim's head,though he was the younger,"
  • 00:19:57.048 --> 00:19:59.717
  • though he was the younger,"though he didn't deserve it,
  • 00:19:59.717 --> 00:20:00.585
  • though he didn't deserve it,though he wasn't supposed
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  • though he wasn't supposedto be blessed first,
  • 00:20:02.887 --> 00:20:05.122
  • to be blessed first,though he wasn't expecting it,
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  • though he wasn't expecting it,though it didn't make any sense,
  • 00:20:07.124 --> 00:20:09.227
  • though it didn't make any sense,though it defied logic,
  • 00:20:09.227 --> 00:20:11.796
  • though it defied logic,and customs, and traditions.
  • 00:20:11.796 --> 00:20:14.065
  • and customs, and traditions.He had to go through Samaria!
  • 00:20:14.065 --> 00:20:16.133
  • He had to go through Samaria!He had to keep you alive!
  • 00:20:16.133 --> 00:20:17.868
  • He had to keep you alive!You have to survive!
  • 00:20:17.868 --> 00:20:19.503
  • You have to survive!You have to make it!
  • 00:20:19.503 --> 00:20:22.707
  • You have to make it!You have to rise up!
  • 00:20:22.707 --> 00:20:24.875
  • You have to rise up!"And he put his right hand
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  • "And he put his right handon Ephraim's head,
  • 00:20:26.644 --> 00:20:28.646
  • on Ephraim's head,and he put his left hand
  • 00:20:28.646 --> 00:20:30.414
  • and he put his left handon Manasseh's head,
  • 00:20:30.414 --> 00:20:31.849
  • on Manasseh's head,even though Manasseh
  • 00:20:31.849 --> 00:20:33.517
  • even though Manassehwas the firstborn.
  • 00:20:33.517 --> 00:20:34.652
  • was the firstborn.And then he blessed Joseph
  • 00:20:34.652 --> 00:20:37.154
  • And then he blessed Josephand said, "May the God before
  • 00:20:37.154 --> 00:20:39.090
  • and said, "May the God beforewhom my fathers, Abraham
  • 00:20:39.090 --> 00:20:40.558
  • whom my fathers, Abrahamand Isaac," somebody shout,
  • 00:20:40.558 --> 00:20:41.726
  • and Isaac," somebody shout,"It's generational!
  • 00:20:41.726 --> 00:20:43.027
  • "It's generational!It's generational!
  • 00:20:43.027 --> 00:20:44.161
  • It's generational!It's generational!"
  • 00:20:44.161 --> 00:20:45.496
  • It's generational!"There's a bigger picture!
  • 00:20:45.496 --> 00:20:46.931
  • There's a bigger picture!I will not die here!
  • 00:20:46.931 --> 00:20:48.366
  • I will not die here!I will not quit here!
  • 00:20:48.366 --> 00:20:50.001
  • I will not quit here!I will not become arrogant,
  • 00:20:50.001 --> 00:20:52.436
  • I will not become arrogant,or discouraged, or dismayed!
  • 00:20:52.436 --> 00:20:54.138
  • or discouraged, or dismayed!I will not stop here!
  • 00:20:54.138 --> 00:20:57.108
  • I will not stop here!I've got to go through Samaria,
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  • I've got to go through Samaria,because the God of Abraham
  • 00:20:58.442 --> 00:21:00.044
  • because the God of Abrahamand Isaac, the God who has been
  • 00:21:00.044 --> 00:21:02.079
  • and Isaac, the God who has beenmy shepherd all my life
  • 00:21:02.079 --> 00:21:03.948
  • my shepherd all my lifeto this day, the angel who
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  • to this day, the angel whohas delivered me from all harm,
  • 00:21:06.183 --> 00:21:09.553
  • has delivered me from all harm,may He bless these boys.
  • 00:21:09.553 --> 00:21:10.154
  • may He bless these boys.Do you want your
  • 00:21:10.154 --> 00:21:11.389
  • Do you want yourFather's Day message?
  • 00:21:11.389 --> 00:21:12.123
  • Father's Day message?Here's your Father's Day
  • 00:21:12.123 --> 00:21:12.957
  • Here's your Father's Daymessage.
  • 00:21:12.957 --> 00:21:16.060
  • message.Get ready for a plot twist.
  • 00:21:16.060 --> 00:21:17.228
  • Get ready for a plot twist.You didn't have a dad?
  • 00:21:17.228 --> 00:21:19.230
  • You didn't have a dad?You're gonna be an amazing dad.
  • 00:21:19.230 --> 00:21:22.767
  • You're gonna be an amazing dad.Get ready for a plot twist.
  • 00:21:22.767 --> 00:21:24.068
  • Get ready for a plot twist.You got a hurt in your heart
  • 00:21:24.068 --> 00:21:25.102
  • You got a hurt in your heartthat feels unhealed?
  • 00:21:25.102 --> 00:21:25.970
  • that feels unhealed?God's gonna turn you
  • 00:21:25.970 --> 00:21:27.038
  • God's gonna turn youinto a healer.
  • 00:21:27.038 --> 00:21:28.939
  • into a healer.Get ready for a plot twist.
  • 00:21:28.939 --> 00:21:30.508
  • Get ready for a plot twist.You got some reasons why
  • 00:21:30.508 --> 00:21:31.142
  • You got some reasons whyyou don't feel like
  • 00:21:31.142 --> 00:21:32.643
  • you don't feel likea very good person?
  • 00:21:32.643 --> 00:21:34.345
  • a very good person?Get ready for a plot twist.
  • 00:21:34.345 --> 00:21:35.680
  • Get ready for a plot twist.God loves Jacob.
  • 00:21:35.680 --> 00:21:36.914
  • God loves Jacob.God loves Jacob.
  • 00:21:36.914 --> 00:21:39.717
  • God loves Jacob.Jesus loved that woman.
  • 00:21:39.717 --> 00:21:43.087
  • Jesus loved that woman.God loves people just like you,
  • 00:21:43.087 --> 00:21:43.888
  • God loves people just like you,and I know He's the God
  • 00:21:43.888 --> 00:21:46.257
  • and I know He's the Godof the plot twist because His
  • 00:21:46.257 --> 00:21:51.295
  • of the plot twist because Hishands look like this.
  • 00:21:51.295 --> 00:21:52.263
  • hands look like this.Because His hands
  • 00:21:52.263 --> 00:21:55.466
  • Because His handslook like this.
  • 00:21:55.466 --> 00:21:57.234
  • look like this.And when Joseph first said
  • 00:21:57.234 --> 00:21:59.503
  • And when Joseph first saidhe saw his father placing his
  • 00:21:59.503 --> 00:22:02.440
  • he saw his father placing hisright hand on Ephraim's head,
  • 00:22:02.440 --> 00:22:04.809
  • right hand on Ephraim's head,he was displeased.
  • 00:22:04.809 --> 00:22:06.944
  • he was displeased."I don't like this!
  • 00:22:06.944 --> 00:22:07.645
  • "I don't like this!You're not supposed
  • 00:22:07.645 --> 00:22:08.946
  • You're not supposedto be doing this, God.
  • 00:22:08.946 --> 00:22:09.914
  • to be doing this, God.I'm supposed to be still
  • 00:22:09.914 --> 00:22:10.648
  • I'm supposed to be stillhave my jaw.
  • 00:22:10.648 --> 00:22:11.515
  • have my jaw.I'm supposed to still --
  • 00:22:11.515 --> 00:22:14.151
  • I'm supposed to still --God, this is not..."
  • 00:22:14.151 --> 00:22:16.387
  • God, this is not..."But, look what his father said.
  • 00:22:16.387 --> 00:22:20.057
  • But, look what his father said.Verse 19, "I know, my son,
  • 00:22:20.057 --> 00:22:21.058
  • Verse 19, "I know, my son,I know.
  • 00:22:21.058 --> 00:22:23.661
  • I know.He too will become a people.
  • 00:22:23.661 --> 00:22:26.163
  • He too will become a people.He too will become great."
  • 00:22:26.163 --> 00:22:28.432
  • He too will become great."God's gonna use it all.
  • 00:22:28.432 --> 00:22:30.568
  • God's gonna use it all.God's gonna use it all.
  • 00:22:30.568 --> 00:22:32.870
  • God's gonna use it all."Nevertheless, his younger
  • 00:22:32.870 --> 00:22:36.841
  • "Nevertheless, his youngerbrother will be greater than he,
  • 00:22:36.841 --> 00:22:38.109
  • brother will be greater than he,and his descendants will become
  • 00:22:38.109 --> 00:22:38.976
  • and his descendants will becomea group of nations."
  • 00:22:38.976 --> 00:22:40.878
  • a group of nations."And he blessed them that day.
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  • And he blessed them that day.And he blessed them that day.
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  • And he blessed them that day.I pray that today would be a day
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  • I pray that today would be a dayof unexpected blessing
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  • of unexpected blessingin your soul,
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  • in your soul,because you never know, man.
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  • because you never know, man.You never know.
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  • You never know.Some of y'all are breaking
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  • Some of y'all are breakingcurses and you don't
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  • curses and you don'teven know it.
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  • even know it.You never know.
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  • You never know.You can't die, Joseph.
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  • You can't die, Joseph.You can't die.
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  • You can't die.There's supposed to be a well
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  • There's supposed to be a wellwith your name on it
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  • with your name on itfor a future generation.
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  • for a future generation.Yeah, I want to quit sometimes,
  • 00:23:15.679 --> 00:23:18.516
  • Yeah, I want to quit sometimes,but I can't.
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  • but I can't.Yeah, I want to quit sometimes,
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  • Yeah, I want to quit sometimes,but I can't.
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  • but I can't.There are some times I hide
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  • There are some times I hideunder the covers, but I gotta
  • 00:23:23.754 --> 00:23:25.556
  • under the covers, but I gottaget out at some point,
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  • get out at some point,because this is bigger than me.
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  • because this is bigger than me.This is bigger than me.
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  • This is bigger than me.And it's bigger than a burger,
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  • And it's bigger than a burger,it's about harvest.
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  • it's about harvest.Joseph was betrayed, abandoned.
  • 00:23:37.835 --> 00:23:39.904
  • Joseph was betrayed, abandoned.He said, "You intended
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  • He said, "You intendedit for evil?
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  • it for evil?That's all right.
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  • That's all right.God used it for good."
  • 00:23:48.312 --> 00:23:49.713
  • God used it for good."How did he know about the cross
  • 00:23:49.713 --> 00:23:52.783
  • How did he know about the crossso much, thousands of years
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  • so much, thousands of yearsbefore it happened?
  • 00:23:54.585 --> 00:23:57.555
  • before it happened?How did Jacob know Romans 8:28,
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  • How did Jacob know Romans 8:28,"All things work together
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  • "All things work togetherfor the good,"
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  • for the good,"when it hadn't even
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  • when it hadn't evenbeen written yet?
  • 00:24:01.959 --> 00:24:03.360
  • been written yet?He knew that God is the God
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  • He knew that God is the Godof a plot twist, and Jacob
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  • of a plot twist, and Jacoblooked at Joseph and said,
  • 00:24:07.164 --> 00:24:09.400
  • looked at Joseph and said,"In your name will Israel
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  • "In your name will Israelpronounce this blessing.
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  • pronounce this blessing.May God make you like Ephraim
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  • May God make you like Ephraimand Manasseh," and he put
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  • and Manasseh," and he putEphraim ahead of Manasseh.
  • 00:24:19.109 --> 00:24:22.213
  • Ephraim ahead of Manasseh.And then, Israel said to Joseph,
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  • And then, Israel said to Joseph,"I am about to die,
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  • "I am about to die,but God will be with you."
  • 00:24:28.819 --> 00:24:30.221
  • but God will be with you."I'm speaking to somebody.
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  • I'm speaking to somebody.Tears are running down your face
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  • Tears are running down your facebecause that's God
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  • because that's Godsaying that to you.
  • 00:24:34.191 --> 00:24:35.125
  • saying that to you.It's not a preacher
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  • It's not a preachersaying that to you.
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  • saying that to you.A preacher can't say
  • 00:24:37.094 --> 00:24:37.962
  • A preacher can't saythat to you.
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  • that to you.I'm not with you.
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  • I'm not with you.God said, "I will be with you
  • 00:24:42.867 --> 00:24:44.468
  • God said, "I will be with youand take you back to the land
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  • and take you back to the landof your fathers.
  • 00:24:46.570 --> 00:24:50.574
  • of your fathers.And to you I give one more ridge
  • 00:24:50.574 --> 00:24:53.744
  • And to you I give one more ridgeof land than to your brothers."
  • 00:24:53.744 --> 00:24:56.780
  • of land than to your brothers."The one who almost died
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  • This happened in Sychar,
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  • This happened in Sychar,near Samaria, on the plot
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  • near Samaria, on the plotof ground that Jacob
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  • of ground that Jacobgave to his son, Joseph.
  • 00:25:14.698 --> 00:25:19.003
  • gave to his son, Joseph.I want to pray for you today.
  • 00:25:19.003 --> 00:25:20.004
  • I want to pray for you today.What I want to pray about
  • 00:25:20.004 --> 00:25:22.640
  • What I want to pray aboutis the fact that when Jacob
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  • is the fact that when Jacobspoke that blessing over Joseph,
  • 00:25:25.376 --> 00:25:26.176
  • spoke that blessing over Joseph,they weren't in Canaan,
  • 00:25:26.176 --> 00:25:29.046
  • they weren't in Canaan,they were in Egypt.
  • 00:25:29.046 --> 00:25:31.682
  • they were in Egypt.He was telling him about a land
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  • He was telling him about a landthat he wasn't living in yet.
  • 00:25:34.151 --> 00:25:34.885
  • that he wasn't living in yet.And when we get up here
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  • And when we get up hereand when we preach
  • 00:25:35.753 --> 00:25:36.954
  • and when we preachand when we say God takes what
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  • and when we say God takes whatthe enemy means for evil
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  • the enemy means for eviland turns it for good,
  • 00:25:40.824 --> 00:25:41.825
  • and turns it for good,you know, that's really hard
  • 00:25:41.825 --> 00:25:43.027
  • you know, that's really hardto receive when you look all
  • 00:25:43.027 --> 00:25:44.161
  • to receive when you look allaround you and everything that
  • 00:25:44.161 --> 00:25:47.264
  • around you and everything thatyou see is saying otherwise.
  • 00:25:47.264 --> 00:25:47.731
  • you see is saying otherwise.But, God said,
  • 00:25:47.731 --> 00:25:50.034
  • But, God said,"I'm gonna bless you.
  • 00:25:50.034 --> 00:25:52.169
  • "I'm gonna bless you.I'm gonna bless you better
  • 00:25:52.169 --> 00:25:54.104
  • I'm gonna bless you betterthan anybody else can curse you.
  • 00:25:54.104 --> 00:25:55.639
  • than anybody else can curse you.I'm gonna bless you.
  • 00:25:55.639 --> 00:25:56.740
  • I'm gonna bless you.When I make up my mind
  • 00:25:56.740 --> 00:25:58.008
  • When I make up my mindto bless you, when I make up
  • 00:25:58.008 --> 00:25:59.476
  • to bless you, when I make upmy mind to use you,
  • 00:25:59.476 --> 00:26:01.612
  • my mind to use you,I will go through Samaria
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  • I will go through Samariaand send all the disciples
  • 00:26:04.248 --> 00:26:08.185
  • and send all the disciplesto McDonald's, just to meet
  • 00:26:08.185 --> 00:26:10.588
  • to McDonald's, just to meetwith you to show you what
  • 00:26:10.588 --> 00:26:12.523
  • with you to show you whatis within you.
  • 00:26:12.523 --> 00:26:14.925
  • is within you.They call you Jacob?
  • 00:26:14.925 --> 00:26:17.861
  • They call you Jacob?I call you Israel."
  • 00:26:17.861 --> 00:26:21.098
  • I call you Israel."On the plot of ground that Jacob
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  • I think a lot of people
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  • I think a lot of peopleare feeling like life is just
  • 00:26:25.102 --> 00:26:26.971
  • are feeling like life is justone giant setback right now.
  • 00:26:26.971 --> 00:26:29.006
  • one giant setback right now.God said to tell you that
  • 00:26:29.006 --> 00:26:31.909
  • God said to tell you thatHe's the God of a plot twist.
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  • He's the God of a plot twist.The reason that some of us have
  • 00:26:33.644 --> 00:26:35.779
  • The reason that some of us havebeen so stressed out
  • 00:26:35.779 --> 00:26:37.047
  • been so stressed outis because we don't know
  • 00:26:37.047 --> 00:26:38.582
  • is because we don't knowwhy God put us here.
  • 00:26:38.582 --> 00:26:40.985
  • why God put us here.We have been so busy chasing
  • 00:26:40.985 --> 00:26:43.187
  • We have been so busy chasingafter things like popularity,
  • 00:26:43.187 --> 00:26:45.322
  • after things like popularity,status, but Jesus withdrew
  • 00:26:45.322 --> 00:26:47.191
  • status, but Jesus withdrewto a lonely place so He
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  • to a lonely place so Hecould be reminded
  • 00:26:48.258 --> 00:26:49.259
  • could be remindedof His assignment.
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  • of His assignment.When you get too tired,
  • 00:26:50.961 --> 00:26:52.730
  • When you get too tired,you start fighting battles
  • 00:26:52.730 --> 00:26:54.498
  • you start fighting battlesthat don't matter to distract
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  • that don't matter to distractyou from the ones that do!
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  • you from the ones that do!I believe God sent me to preach
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  • I believe God sent me to preachthis message to somebody
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