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December 7, 2020
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Joel and Victoria Osteen's message of unconditional love and unending hope reaches everyone across the world.

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  • - JOEL OSTEEN: WELL,
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  • - JOEL OSTEEN: WELL,GOD BLESS YOU.
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  • GOD BLESS YOU.IT'S A JOY TO COME INTO YOUR
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  • IT'S A JOY TO COME INTO YOURHOMES, AND IF YOU'RE EVER
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  • HOMES, AND IF YOU'RE EVERIN OUR AREA, PLEASE STOP BY
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  • IN OUR AREA, PLEASE STOP BYAND BE A PART OF
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  • AND BE A PART OFONE OF OUR SERVICES.
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  • ONE OF OUR SERVICES.I PROMISE YOU, WE WILL MAKE
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  • I LIKE TO START WITH
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  • I LIKE TO START WITHSOMETHING FUNNY, AND I HEARD
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  • SOMETHING FUNNY, AND I HEARDABOUT THIS MAN.
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  • ABOUT THIS MAN.HE WAS ON VACATION IN
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  • HE WAS ON VACATION INJERUSALEM WITH HIS FAMILY
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  • JERUSALEM WITH HIS FAMILYWHEN HIS MOTHER-IN-LAW
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  • WHEN HIS MOTHER-IN-LAWSUDDENLY DIED.
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  • SUDDENLY DIED.HE WENT TO MAKE ARRANGEMENTS
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  • HE WENT TO MAKE ARRANGEMENTSTO GET HER BODY BACK HOME,
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  • TO GET HER BODY BACK HOME,AND THE CONSULATE SAID IT
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  • AND THE CONSULATE SAID ITWOULD COST $5.000 TO HAVE HER
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  • WOULD COST $5.000 TO HAVE HERSHIPPED, BUT HE COULD HAVE
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  • SHIPPED, BUT HE COULD HAVEHER BURIED RIGHT THERE IN
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  • HER BURIED RIGHT THERE INJERUSALEM FOR JUST $150.
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  • JERUSALEM FOR JUST $150.THE MAN THOUGHT ABOUT IT A
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  • THE MAN THOUGHT ABOUT IT AMOMENT, SAID, "NO, I'D LIKE
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  • MOMENT, SAID, "NO, I'D LIKETO HAVE HER SHIPPED."
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  • TO HAVE HER SHIPPED."THE CONSULATE SAID, "WOW,
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  • THE CONSULATE SAID, "WOW,YOU MUST HAVE REALLY LOVED
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  • YOU MUST HAVE REALLY LOVEDYOUR MOTHER-IN-LAW."
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  • YOUR MOTHER-IN-LAW."HE SAID, "NO,
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  • HE SAID, "NO,IT'S NOT SO MUCH THAT.
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  • IT'S NOT SO MUCH THAT.I JUST REMEMBER A CASE HERE
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  • I JUST REMEMBER A CASE HEREYEARS AGO WHERE THERE BURIED
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  • YEARS AGO WHERE THERE BURIEDSOMEBODY, AND ON
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  • SOMEBODY, AND ONTHE THIRD DAY, THEY ROSE.
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  • ALL RIGHT, I HAVE
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  • ALL RIGHT, I HAVEA GREAT MOTHER-IN-LAW.
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  • A GREAT MOTHER-IN-LAW.COME ON, LET'S SAY IT
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  • COME ON, LET'S SAY ITTOGETHER: "THIS IS MY BIBLE.
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  • TOGETHER: "THIS IS MY BIBLE.I AM WHAT IT SAYS I AM.
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  • I AM WHAT IT SAYS I AM.I HAVE WHAT IT SAYS I HAVE.
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  • I HAVE WHAT IT SAYS I HAVE.I CAN DO WHAT IT SAYS
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  • I CAN DO WHAT IT SAYSI CAN DO.
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  • I CAN DO.TODAY, I WILL BE TAUGHT
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  • TODAY, I WILL BE TAUGHTTHE WORD OF GOD.
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  • THE WORD OF GOD.I BOLDLY CONFESS MY MIND IS
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  • I BOLDLY CONFESS MY MIND ISALERT, MY HEART IS RECEPTIVE,
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  • ALERT, MY HEART IS RECEPTIVE,I WILL NEVER BE THE SAME,
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  • I WILL NEVER BE THE SAME,IN JESUS'S NAME.
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  • IN JESUS'S NAME.GOD BLESS YOU.
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  • GOD BLESS YOU.I WANT TO TALK TO YOU TODAY
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  • I WANT TO TALK TO YOU TODAYABOUT "MORE THAN ENOUGH."
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  • ABOUT "MORE THAN ENOUGH."WE'RE NOT SUPPOSED TO GO
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  • WE'RE NOT SUPPOSED TO GOTHROUGH LIFE CONSTANTLY
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  • THROUGH LIFE CONSTANTLYSTRUGGLING, NOT ABLE
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  • STRUGGLING, NOT ABLETO FULFILL OUR DREAMS,
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  • TO FULFILL OUR DREAMS,OR NOT ABLE TO BE
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  • OR NOT ABLE TO BEA BLESSING TO ANYONE ELSE.
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  • A BLESSING TO ANYONE ELSE.LACK IS NOT YOUR DESTINY.
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  • LACK IS NOT YOUR DESTINY.YOU WERE CREATED TO LIVE AN
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  • YOU WERE CREATED TO LIVE ANABUNDANT LIFE, BUT IF YOU'VE
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  • ABUNDANT LIFE, BUT IF YOU'VESTRUGGLED FOR A LONG TIME,
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  • STRUGGLED FOR A LONG TIME,IT'S EASY TO DEVELOP A
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  • IT'S EASY TO DEVELOP ASCARCITY MENTALITY,
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  • SCARCITY MENTALITY,THINKING, "I'LL NEVER BE ABLE
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  • THINKING, "I'LL NEVER BE ABLETO AFFORD A NICE HOUSE.
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  • TO AFFORD A NICE HOUSE.I'LL NEVER HAVE THE FUNDS
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  • I'LL NEVER HAVE THE FUNDSTO REALLY BLESS MY FAMILY."
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  • TO REALLY BLESS MY FAMILY."BUT AS LONG AS YOU THINK,
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  • BUT AS LONG AS YOU THINK,"NOT ENOUGH," YOU'LL NEVER
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  • "NOT ENOUGH," YOU'LL NEVERHAVE MORE THAN ENOUGH.
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  • HAVE MORE THAN ENOUGH.YOU HAVE TO GET RID OF THAT
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  • YOU HAVE TO GET RID OF THATSCARCITY MENTALITY AND START
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  • SCARCITY MENTALITY AND STARTHAVING AN ABUNDANT MENTALITY.
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  • HAVING AN ABUNDANT MENTALITY.GOD HAS WAYS TO INCREASE YOU
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  • GOD HAS WAYS TO INCREASE YOUTHAT YOU'VE NEVER THOUGHT OF.
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  • THAT YOU'VE NEVER THOUGHT OF.HE'S NOT LIMITED BY YOUR JOB,
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  • HE'S NOT LIMITED BY YOUR JOB,BY YOUR EDUCATION, OR BY
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  • BY YOUR EDUCATION, OR BYTHE FAMILY YOU WERE RAISED IN.
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  • THE FAMILY YOU WERE RAISED IN.IF YOU'LL TAKE THE LIMITS OFF
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  • IF YOU'LL TAKE THE LIMITS OFFOF HIM, GOD WILL BLESS YOU
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  • OF HIM, GOD WILL BLESS YOUBEYOND YOUR NORMAL INCOME,
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  • BEYOND YOUR NORMAL INCOME,BEYOND YOUR SALARY,
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  • BEYOND YOUR SALARY,BEYOND WHAT ANYONE
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  • BEYOND WHAT ANYONEIN YOUR FAMILY HAS SEEN.
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  • IN YOUR FAMILY HAS SEEN.I TALKED TO A GENTLEMAN
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  • I TALKED TO A GENTLEMANTHE OTHER DAY.
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  • THE OTHER DAY.HE VOLUNTEERS AT LAKEWOOD,
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  • HE VOLUNTEERS AT LAKEWOOD,AND HE WORKS IN SALES, AND
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  • AND HE WORKS IN SALES, ANDONE OF HIS CLIENTS CALLED AND
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  • ONE OF HIS CLIENTS CALLED ANDSAID THAT THEIR BOSS WANTED
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  • SAID THAT THEIR BOSS WANTEDTO SPEAK WITH HIM,
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  • TO SPEAK WITH HIM,AND AT FIRST,
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  • AND AT FIRST,HE WAS KIND OF ALARMED
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  • HE WAS KIND OF ALARMEDAND THOUGHT SOMETHING MIGHT
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  • AND THOUGHT SOMETHING MIGHTBE WRONG, BUT THIS BOSS WAS
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  • BE WRONG, BUT THIS BOSS WASSO IMPRESSED WITH HIS WORK,
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  • SO IMPRESSED WITH HIS WORK,HE WANTED TO SEE IF HE WOULD
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  • HE WANTED TO SEE IF HE WOULDCOME AND RUN HIS WHOLE
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  • COME AND RUN HIS WHOLESALES DEPARTMENT.
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  • SALES DEPARTMENT.IT WAS A HUGE PROMOTION.
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  • IT WAS A HUGE PROMOTION.THE BOSS SAID,
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  • THE BOSS SAID,"IF YOU'LL TAKE THE POSITION,
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  • "IF YOU'LL TAKE THE POSITION,THEN I'LL GIVE YOU OWNERSHIP
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  • THEN I'LL GIVE YOU OWNERSHIPIN THIS COMPANY."
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  • IN THIS COMPANY."HE SAID, "JOEL,
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  • HE SAID, "JOEL,I DIDN'T SEE THIS COMING.
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  • I DIDN'T SEE THIS COMING.I NEVER DREAMED I WOULD BE
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  • I NEVER DREAMED I WOULD BETHIS BLESSED."
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  • THIS BLESSED."HE WENT FROM WORKING
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  • HE WENT FROM WORKINGAT A COMPANY TO OWNING
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  • AT A COMPANY TO OWNINGPART OF A COMPANY.
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  • PART OF A COMPANY.YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT GOD
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  • YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT GODHAS IN STORE FOR YOU.
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  • HAS IN STORE FOR YOU.YOU DON'T KNOW THE
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  • YOU DON'T KNOW THEPROMOTIONS, THE
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  • PROMOTIONS, THEOPPORTUNITIES, THE FAVOR THAT
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  • OPPORTUNITIES, THE FAVOR THATHE'S ALREADY ORDAINED TO COME
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  • HE'S ALREADY ORDAINED TO COMEACROSS YOUR PATH.
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  • ACROSS YOUR PATH.PSALM 35 SAYS: "GOD TAKES
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  • PSALM 35 SAYS: "GOD TAKESPLEASURE IN PROSPERING YOU."
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  • PLEASURE IN PROSPERING YOU."IT BRINGS A SMILE TO GOD'S
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  • IT BRINGS A SMILE TO GOD'SFACE TO MAKE THINGS HAPPEN
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  • FACE TO MAKE THINGS HAPPENTHAT AMAZE YOU.
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  • THAT AMAZE YOU.AS A PARENT, WHEN YOU DO
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  • AS A PARENT, WHEN YOU DOSOMETHING SPECIAL FOR YOUR
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  • SOMETHING SPECIAL FOR YOURCHILD, SOMETHING OUT OF THE
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  • CHILD, SOMETHING OUT OF THEORDINARY THAT THEY WEREN'T
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  • ORDINARY THAT THEY WEREN'TEXPECTING, YOU KNOW HOW THAT
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  • EXPECTING, YOU KNOW HOW THATBRINGS YOU JOY, MAKES YOU
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  • BRINGS YOU JOY, MAKES YOUFEEL GOOD.
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  • FEEL GOOD.IT'S THE SAME WAY WITH OUR
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  • IT'S THE SAME WAY WITH OURHEAVENLY FATHER.
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  • HEAVENLY FATHER.IT GIVES HIM PLEASURE TO SEE
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  • IT GIVES HIM PLEASURE TO SEEYOU BLESSED, AND YOU MAY NOT
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  • YOU BLESSED, AND YOU MAY NOTSEE HOW THIS CAN HAPPEN, BUT
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  • SEE HOW THIS CAN HAPPEN, BUTTHE SCRIPTURE SAYS, "GOD WILL
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  • THE SCRIPTURE SAYS, "GOD WILLSUPPLY ALL OF OUR NEEDS
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  • SUPPLY ALL OF OUR NEEDSACCORDING TO HIS RICHES."
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  • ACCORDING TO HIS RICHES."IT DOESN'T SAY, "ACCORDING TO
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  • IT DOESN'T SAY, "ACCORDING TOYOUR JOB, ACCORDING TO YOUR
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  • YOUR JOB, ACCORDING TO YOURTALENT, IF THE BOSS LIKES
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  • TALENT, IF THE BOSS LIKESYOU, IF THE ECONOMY'S UP, IF
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  • YOU, IF THE ECONOMY'S UP, IFYOU HAVE THE RIGHT FRIENDS."
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  • YOU HAVE THE RIGHT FRIENDS."IT'S NOT ACCORDING TO WHAT
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  • IT'S NOT ACCORDING TO WHATYOU HAVE.
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  • YOU HAVE.IT'S ACCORDING TO WHAT HE
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  • IT'S ACCORDING TO WHAT HEHAS, AND THE GOOD NEWS IS,
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  • HAS, AND THE GOOD NEWS IS,GOD OWNS IT ALL.
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  • GOD OWNS IT ALL.HE MAKES STREETS OUT OF GOLD,
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  • HE MAKES STREETS OUT OF GOLD,AND IF HE DOESN'T HAVE WHAT
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  • AND IF HE DOESN'T HAVE WHATYOU NEED, HE CAN CREATE IT.
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  • YOU NEED, HE CAN CREATE IT.HE SPEAKS AND WORLDS COME
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  • HE SPEAKS AND WORLDS COMEINTO EXISTENCE.
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  • INTO EXISTENCE.IN THE SCRIPTURE, A YOUNG
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  • IN THE SCRIPTURE, A YOUNGLADY NAMED RUTH WAS BARELY
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  • LADY NAMED RUTH WAS BARELYMAKING IT.
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  • MAKING IT.HER HUSBAND HAD DIED,
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  • HER HUSBAND HAD DIED,AND SHE WAS LIVING
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  • AND SHE WAS LIVINGWITH HER MOTHER-IN-LAW
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  • WITH HER MOTHER-IN-LAWIN A FOREIGN COUNTRY.
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  • IN A FOREIGN COUNTRY.SHE HAD NO INCOME,
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  • SHE HAD NO INCOME,NOBODY TO HELP THEM.
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  • NOBODY TO HELP THEM.ALL THE CIRCUMSTANCES SAID
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  • ALL THE CIRCUMSTANCES SAIDSHE WAS STUCK.
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  • SHE WAS STUCK.THIS WAS HER DESTINY, A LIFE
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  • THIS WAS HER DESTINY, A LIFEOF STRUGGLE AND LACK, BUT
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  • OF STRUGGLE AND LACK, BUTJUST BECAUSE YOU DON'T SEE
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  • JUST BECAUSE YOU DON'T SEEA WAY DOESN'T MEAN
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  • A WAY DOESN'T MEANGOD DOESN'T HAVE A WAY.
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  • GOD DOESN'T HAVE A WAY.YOUR CIRCUMSTANCES MAY LOOK
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  • YOUR CIRCUMSTANCES MAY LOOKPERMANENT, BUT YOU CAN'T SEE
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  • PERMANENT, BUT YOU CAN'T SEEWHAT GOD IS DOING BEHIND
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  • WHAT GOD IS DOING BEHINDTHE SCENES.
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  • THE SCENES.HE'S ALREADY SPOKEN TO THE
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  • HE'S ALREADY SPOKEN TO THERIGHT PEOPLE TO HELP YOU.
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  • RIGHT PEOPLE TO HELP YOU.HE'S ALREADY LINED UP GOOD
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  • HE'S ALREADY LINED UP GOODBREAKS, PROMOTION THAT YOU
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  • BREAKS, PROMOTION THAT YOUDON'T SEE COMING.
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  • DON'T SEE COMING.IT'S GOING TO HAPPEN
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  • IT'S GOING TO HAPPENUNEXPECTEDLY, OUT OF THE
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  • UNEXPECTEDLY, OUT OF THEORDINARY.
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  • ORDINARY.YOU'RE NOT GOING TO HAVE TO
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  • YOU'RE NOT GOING TO HAVE TOGO AFTER IT.
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  • GO AFTER IT.IT'S GOING TO COME AFTER YOU.
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  • IT'S GOING TO COME AFTER YOU.THE SCRIPTURE SAYS, "WHEN YOU
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  • THE SCRIPTURE SAYS, "WHEN YOUKEEP GOD FIRST PLACE, HIS
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  • KEEP GOD FIRST PLACE, HISBLESSINGS WILL CHASE YOU
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  • BLESSINGS WILL CHASE YOUDOWN."
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  • DOWN."ONE TRANSLATION SAYS, "THEY
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  • ONE TRANSLATION SAYS, "THEYWILL CATCH YOU BY SURPRISE."
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  • WILL CATCH YOU BY SURPRISE."GOD IS GOING TO SURPRISE YOU.
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  • GOD IS GOING TO SURPRISE YOU.HE'S GOING TO OPEN DOORS
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  • HE'S GOING TO OPEN DOORSBIGGER THAN YOU'VE IMAGINED.
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  • BIGGER THAN YOU'VE IMAGINED.HE'S GOING TO BRING PEOPLE
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  • HE'S GOING TO BRING PEOPLETHAT WILL USE THEIR
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  • THAT WILL USE THEIRINFLUENCE, THEIR PLATFORM, TO
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  • INFLUENCE, THEIR PLATFORM, TOPUSH YOU FURTHER ALONG.
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  • PUSH YOU FURTHER ALONG.IT'S GOING TO BE UNCOMMON,
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  • IT'S GOING TO BE UNCOMMON,UNUSUAL.
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  • UNUSUAL.YOU'RE GOING TO KNOW IT WAS
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  • YOU'RE GOING TO KNOW IT WASTHE HAND OF GOD.
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  • THE HAND OF GOD.IT'S LIKE THIS BUILDING,
  • 00:05:36.225 --> 00:05:38.194
  • IT'S LIKE THIS BUILDING,THE FORMER COMPAQ CENTER.
  • 00:05:38.194 --> 00:05:39.262
  • THE FORMER COMPAQ CENTER.I NEVER DREAMED ONE DAY
  • 00:05:39.262 --> 00:05:40.797
  • I NEVER DREAMED ONE DAYWE'D OWN IT, NEVER DREAMED
  • 00:05:40.797 --> 00:05:42.498
  • WE'D OWN IT, NEVER DREAMEDWE'D BE HAVING CHURCH HERE.
  • 00:05:42.498 --> 00:05:43.566
  • WE'D BE HAVING CHURCH HERE.THIS IS ONE OF THOSE
  • 00:05:43.566 --> 00:05:45.034
  • THIS IS ONE OF THOSESURPRISES THAT CHASED US
  • 00:05:45.034 --> 00:05:46.436
  • SURPRISES THAT CHASED USDOWN.
  • 00:05:46.436 --> 00:05:47.437
  • DOWN.WE COULDN'T HAVE MADE THIS
  • 00:05:47.437 --> 00:05:49.071
  • WE COULDN'T HAVE MADE THISHAPPEN, OUR STRENGTH,
  • 00:05:49.071 --> 00:05:50.206
  • HAPPEN, OUR STRENGTH,OUR ABILITY.
  • 00:05:50.206 --> 00:05:52.442
  • OUR ABILITY.IT WAS THE GOODNESS OF GOD.
  • 00:05:52.442 --> 00:05:54.377
  • IT WAS THE GOODNESS OF GOD.GOD'S DREAM FOR YOUR LIFE IS
  • 00:05:54.377 --> 00:05:56.779
  • GOD'S DREAM FOR YOUR LIFE ISMUCH BIGGER THAN YOUR OWN.
  • 00:05:56.779 --> 00:05:58.514
  • MUCH BIGGER THAN YOUR OWN.WHAT GOD HAS IN YOUR FUTURE
  • 00:05:58.514 --> 00:06:00.983
  • WHAT GOD HAS IN YOUR FUTUREIS GOING TO BOGGLE YOUR MIND.
  • 00:06:00.983 --> 00:06:02.418
  • IS GOING TO BOGGLE YOUR MIND.THE PLACES HE'S GOING TO TAKE
  • 00:06:02.418 --> 00:06:04.120
  • THE PLACES HE'S GOING TO TAKEYOU, THE PEOPLE YOU'RE GOING
  • 00:06:04.120 --> 00:06:05.655
  • YOU, THE PEOPLE YOU'RE GOINGTO MEET, THE LEVELS YOU'RE
  • 00:06:05.655 --> 00:06:07.123
  • TO MEET, THE LEVELS YOU'REGOING TO REACH.
  • 00:06:07.123 --> 00:06:08.991
  • GOING TO REACH.PAUL SAID IN CORINTHIANS, "NO
  • 00:06:08.991 --> 00:06:11.327
  • PAUL SAID IN CORINTHIANS, "NOPERSON HAS SEEN, HEARD, OR
  • 00:06:11.327 --> 00:06:13.329
  • PERSON HAS SEEN, HEARD, ORIMAGINED WHAT GOD HAS IN
  • 00:06:13.329 --> 00:06:15.064
  • IMAGINED WHAT GOD HAS INSTORE FOR THOSE THAT LOVE THE
  • 00:06:15.064 --> 00:06:16.966
  • STORE FOR THOSE THAT LOVE THELORD," AND YOU MAY THINK
  • 00:06:16.966 --> 00:06:18.801
  • LORD," AND YOU MAY THINKYOU'VE REACHED YOUR LIMITS.
  • 00:06:18.801 --> 00:06:20.102
  • YOU'VE REACHED YOUR LIMITS.GOD IS SAYING, "YOU BETTER
  • 00:06:20.102 --> 00:06:21.337
  • GOD IS SAYING, "YOU BETTERTHINK AGAIN.
  • 00:06:21.337 --> 00:06:22.205
  • THINK AGAIN.YOU HAVEN'T SEEN ANYTHING
  • 00:06:22.205 --> 00:06:23.272
  • YOU HAVEN'T SEEN ANYTHINGYET.
  • 00:06:23.272 --> 00:06:24.140
  • YET.I'M ABOUT TO BRING YOU INTO
  • 00:06:24.140 --> 00:06:26.476
  • I'M ABOUT TO BRING YOU INTOOVERFLOW, INTO ABUNDANCE,
  • 00:06:26.476 --> 00:06:28.544
  • OVERFLOW, INTO ABUNDANCE,INTO MORE THAN ENOUGH."
  • 00:06:28.544 --> 00:06:30.413
  • INTO MORE THAN ENOUGH."WHATEVER LEVEL YOU'RE AT, GET
  • 00:06:30.413 --> 00:06:32.281
  • WHATEVER LEVEL YOU'RE AT, GETREADY, ANOTHER LEVEL IS
  • 00:06:32.281 --> 00:06:33.483
  • READY, ANOTHER LEVEL ISCOMING.
  • 00:06:33.483 --> 00:06:34.517
  • COMING.WHAT YOU HAVEN'T SEEN
  • 00:06:34.517 --> 00:06:37.086
  • WHAT YOU HAVEN'T SEENOR IMAGINED IS ON THE WAY.
  • 00:06:37.086 --> 00:06:38.788
  • OR IMAGINED IS ON THE WAY.RUTH WOULD GO OUT INTO THE
  • 00:06:38.788 --> 00:06:40.823
  • RUTH WOULD GO OUT INTO THEFIELDS EVERY MORNING AND PICK
  • 00:06:40.823 --> 00:06:42.391
  • FIELDS EVERY MORNING AND PICKUP THE LEFTOVER WHEAT THAT
  • 00:06:42.391 --> 00:06:44.427
  • UP THE LEFTOVER WHEAT THATTHE WORKERS HAD MISSED.
  • 00:06:44.427 --> 00:06:45.795
  • THE WORKERS HAD MISSED.THEY WERE LIVING OFF OF
  • 00:06:45.795 --> 00:06:46.796
  • THEY WERE LIVING OFF OFLEFTOVERS.
  • 00:06:46.796 --> 00:06:47.830
  • LEFTOVERS.SHE AND HER MOTHER-IN-LAW
  • 00:06:47.830 --> 00:06:49.732
  • SHE AND HER MOTHER-IN-LAWWERE BARELY SURVIVING.
  • 00:06:49.732 --> 00:06:51.167
  • WERE BARELY SURVIVING.I'M SURE THEY WEREN'T
  • 00:06:51.167 --> 00:06:53.035
  • I'M SURE THEY WEREN'TTHINKING ABOUT ABUNDANCE.
  • 00:06:53.035 --> 00:06:53.803
  • THINKING ABOUT ABUNDANCE.NOTHING IN THEIR
  • 00:06:53.803 --> 00:06:55.571
  • NOTHING IN THEIRCIRCUMSTANCES SAID THEY WOULD
  • 00:06:55.571 --> 00:06:57.473
  • CIRCUMSTANCES SAID THEY WOULDEVER HAVE MORE THAN ENOUGH.
  • 00:06:57.473 --> 00:06:59.275
  • EVER HAVE MORE THAN ENOUGH.IF RUTH HEARD THIS MESSAGE,
  • 00:06:59.275 --> 00:07:00.409
  • IF RUTH HEARD THIS MESSAGE,SHE'D SAY, "NOT ME, JOEL,
  • 00:07:00.409 --> 00:07:01.777
  • SHE'D SAY, "NOT ME, JOEL,IT'S IMPOSSIBLE.
  • 00:07:01.777 --> 00:07:02.445
  • IT'S IMPOSSIBLE.ALL THE ODDS ARE
  • 00:07:02.445 --> 00:07:03.513
  • ALL THE ODDS AREAGAINST ME."
  • 00:07:03.513 --> 00:07:04.747
  • AGAINST ME."BUT RUTH DIDN'T KNOW WHAT GOD
  • 00:07:04.747 --> 00:07:06.682
  • BUT RUTH DIDN'T KNOW WHAT GODWAS UP TO, AND YOUR
  • 00:07:06.682 --> 00:07:08.484
  • WAS UP TO, AND YOURCIRCUMSTANCES MAY BE AGAINST
  • 00:07:08.484 --> 00:07:10.686
  • CIRCUMSTANCES MAY BE AGAINSTYOU, BUT THE MOST HIGH GOD
  • 00:07:10.686 --> 00:07:12.121
  • YOU, BUT THE MOST HIGH GODIS FOR YOU.
  • 00:07:12.121 --> 00:07:14.223
  • IS FOR YOU.HE'S CALLED, "JEHOVAH-JIREH,
  • 00:07:14.223 --> 00:07:16.325
  • HE'S CALLED, "JEHOVAH-JIREH,THE LORD OUR PROVIDER."
  • 00:07:16.325 --> 00:07:17.894
  • THE LORD OUR PROVIDER."HE SAID, "YOU WILL LEND
  • 00:07:17.894 --> 00:07:19.529
  • HE SAID, "YOU WILL LENDAND NOT BORROW."
  • 00:07:19.529 --> 00:07:21.397
  • AND NOT BORROW."HE SAYS, "YOU ARE ABOVE AND
  • 00:07:21.397 --> 00:07:23.332
  • HE SAYS, "YOU ARE ABOVE ANDNOT BENEATH."
  • 00:07:23.332 --> 00:07:25.234
  • NOT BENEATH."YOU MAY NOT BE THERE YET, BUT
  • 00:07:25.234 --> 00:07:27.236
  • YOU MAY NOT BE THERE YET, BUTGOD IS NOT FINISHED.
  • 00:07:27.236 --> 00:07:28.504
  • GOD IS NOT FINISHED.HE'S WORKING BEHIND THE
  • 00:07:28.504 --> 00:07:29.705
  • HE'S WORKING BEHIND THESCENES.
  • 00:07:29.705 --> 00:07:31.240
  • SCENES.THINGS ARE HAPPENING THAT YOU
  • 00:07:31.240 --> 00:07:32.675
  • THINGS ARE HAPPENING THAT YOUCANNOT SEE.
  • 00:07:32.675 --> 00:07:34.210
  • CANNOT SEE.KEEP BEING FAITHFUL.
  • 00:07:34.210 --> 00:07:35.611
  • KEEP BEING FAITHFUL.KEEP DOING THE RIGHT THING.
  • 00:07:35.611 --> 00:07:36.712
  • KEEP DOING THE RIGHT THING.KEEP GOING TO WORK WITH A
  • 00:07:36.712 --> 00:07:38.614
  • KEEP GOING TO WORK WITH AGOOD ATTITUDE.
  • 00:07:38.614 --> 00:07:39.749
  • GOOD ATTITUDE."JOEL, NOBODY GIVES ME CREDIT
  • 00:07:39.749 --> 00:07:40.816
  • "JOEL, NOBODY GIVES ME CREDITAT THE OFFICE.
  • 00:07:40.816 --> 00:07:42.118
  • AT THE OFFICE.I'LL NEVER BE PROMOTED."
  • 00:07:42.118 --> 00:07:43.152
  • I'LL NEVER BE PROMOTED."YOU ARE NOT WORKING
  • 00:07:43.152 --> 00:07:44.086
  • YOU ARE NOT WORKINGUNTO PEOPLE.
  • 00:07:44.086 --> 00:07:46.422
  • UNTO PEOPLE.YOU ARE WORKING UNTO GOD.
  • 00:07:46.422 --> 00:07:48.391
  • YOU ARE WORKING UNTO GOD.YOUR JOB IS NOT YOUR SOURCE.
  • 00:07:48.391 --> 00:07:50.192
  • YOUR JOB IS NOT YOUR SOURCE.GOD IS YOUR SOURCE.
  • 00:07:50.192 --> 00:07:51.294
  • GOD IS YOUR SOURCE.I CAN ASSURE YOU,
  • 00:07:51.294 --> 00:07:53.496
  • I CAN ASSURE YOU,GOD IS KEEPING THE RECORDS.
  • 00:07:53.496 --> 00:07:55.431
  • GOD IS KEEPING THE RECORDS.YOUR TIME IS COMING.
  • 00:07:55.431 --> 00:07:56.966
  • YOUR TIME IS COMING.RUTH WAS FAITHFUL.
  • 00:07:56.966 --> 00:07:58.467
  • RUTH WAS FAITHFUL.SHE'D BEEN THROUGH LOSS, IN A
  • 00:07:58.467 --> 00:08:00.603
  • SHE'D BEEN THROUGH LOSS, IN AFOREIGN COUNTRY, NO INCOME,
  • 00:08:00.603 --> 00:08:02.204
  • FOREIGN COUNTRY, NO INCOME,YET YOU NEVER READ WHERE RUTH
  • 00:08:02.204 --> 00:08:03.806
  • YET YOU NEVER READ WHERE RUTHCOMPLAINED.
  • 00:08:03.806 --> 00:08:05.007
  • COMPLAINED.SHE DIDN'T GET BITTER.
  • 00:08:05.007 --> 00:08:06.842
  • SHE DIDN'T GET BITTER.SHE DIDN'T GIVE UP ON LIFE.
  • 00:08:06.842 --> 00:08:07.877
  • SHE DIDN'T GIVE UP ON LIFE.SHE KEPT DOING THE RIGHT
  • 00:08:07.877 --> 00:08:09.545
  • SHE KEPT DOING THE RIGHTTHING, BEING HER BEST, TAKING
  • 00:08:09.545 --> 00:08:11.447
  • THING, BEING HER BEST, TAKINGCARE OF HER MOTHER-IN-LAW,
  • 00:08:11.447 --> 00:08:12.515
  • CARE OF HER MOTHER-IN-LAW,GOING OUT EVERY DAY,
  • 00:08:12.515 --> 00:08:14.150
  • GOING OUT EVERY DAY,GATHERING UP THE FOOD.
  • 00:08:14.150 --> 00:08:15.017
  • GATHERING UP THE FOOD.SHE COULD'VE THOUGHT, "GOD,
  • 00:08:15.017 --> 00:08:17.320
  • SHE COULD'VE THOUGHT, "GOD,I'M MADE FOR MORE THAN THIS.
  • 00:08:17.320 --> 00:08:18.287
  • I'M MADE FOR MORE THAN THIS.I'M NOT GOING TO GO PICK UP
  • 00:08:18.287 --> 00:08:19.755
  • I'M NOT GOING TO GO PICK UPLEFTOVER WHEAT.
  • 00:08:19.755 --> 00:08:21.290
  • LEFTOVER WHEAT.THAT'S BENEATH ME.
  • 00:08:21.290 --> 00:08:23.292
  • THAT'S BENEATH ME.RUTH PASSED THE TEST
  • 00:08:23.292 --> 00:08:25.027
  • RUTH PASSED THE TESTIN THE SMALL THINGS.
  • 00:08:25.027 --> 00:08:26.662
  • IN THE SMALL THINGS.BEFORE GOD CAN TRUST YOU WITH
  • 00:08:26.662 --> 00:08:28.531
  • BEFORE GOD CAN TRUST YOU WITHMUCH, YOU HAVE TO PROVE TO
  • 00:08:28.531 --> 00:08:29.999
  • MUCH, YOU HAVE TO PROVE TOHIM YOU'LL BE FAITHFUL WITH
  • 00:08:29.999 --> 00:08:31.667
  • HIM YOU'LL BE FAITHFUL WITHLITTLE.
  • 00:08:31.667 --> 00:08:34.136
  • LITTLE.DON'T DISCOUNT WHERE YOU ARE.
  • 00:08:34.136 --> 00:08:35.338
  • DON'T DISCOUNT WHERE YOU ARE.IF YOU DON'T TAKE CARE OF
  • 00:08:35.338 --> 00:08:36.839
  • IF YOU DON'T TAKE CARE OFTHAT OLD CAR, WHY SHOULD GOD
  • 00:08:36.839 --> 00:08:39.041
  • THAT OLD CAR, WHY SHOULD GODBLESS YOU WITH A NEW ONE?
  • 00:08:39.041 --> 00:08:40.176
  • BLESS YOU WITH A NEW ONE?IF YOU COMPLAIN ABOUT THAT
  • 00:08:40.176 --> 00:08:41.577
  • IF YOU COMPLAIN ABOUT THATAPARTMENT, WHY SHOULD GOD
  • 00:08:41.577 --> 00:08:43.245
  • APARTMENT, WHY SHOULD GODBLESS YOU WITH A HOUSE?
  • 00:08:43.245 --> 00:08:44.380
  • BLESS YOU WITH A HOUSE?IF YOU'RE NOT FAITHFUL AT THE
  • 00:08:44.380 --> 00:08:45.848
  • IF YOU'RE NOT FAITHFUL AT THEJOB WHERE YOU ARE NOW, WHY
  • 00:08:45.848 --> 00:08:46.949
  • JOB WHERE YOU ARE NOW, WHYSHOULD GOD BLESS YOU WITH
  • 00:08:46.949 --> 00:08:48.250
  • SHOULD GOD BLESS YOU WITHYOUR OWN BUSINESS?
  • 00:08:48.250 --> 00:08:50.186
  • YOUR OWN BUSINESS?PASS THE SMALL TEST.
  • 00:08:50.186 --> 00:08:51.520
  • PASS THE SMALL TEST.ONE DAY, WHILE RUTH WAS OUT
  • 00:08:51.520 --> 00:08:53.222
  • ONE DAY, WHILE RUTH WAS OUTWORKING IN THE FIELDS, GOD
  • 00:08:53.222 --> 00:08:55.358
  • WORKING IN THE FIELDS, GODSPOKE TO BOAZ, THE OWNER OF
  • 00:08:55.358 --> 00:08:57.193
  • SPOKE TO BOAZ, THE OWNER OFTHOSE FIELDS, AND TOLD HIM TO
  • 00:08:57.193 --> 00:08:59.061
  • THOSE FIELDS, AND TOLD HIM TOBE GOOD TO RUTH.
  • 00:08:59.061 --> 00:09:00.663
  • BE GOOD TO RUTH.HE HAD HIS WORKERS LEAVE
  • 00:09:00.663 --> 00:09:02.331
  • HE HAD HIS WORKERS LEAVEWHEAT ON THE GROUND ON
  • 00:09:02.331 --> 00:09:04.100
  • WHEAT ON THE GROUND ONPURPOSE FOR RUTH.
  • 00:09:04.100 --> 00:09:05.167
  • PURPOSE FOR RUTH.NOW, WHEN SHE WENT OUT,
  • 00:09:05.167 --> 00:09:06.936
  • NOW, WHEN SHE WENT OUT,SHE HAD MORE THAN ENOUGH.
  • 00:09:06.936 --> 00:09:07.837
  • SHE HAD MORE THAN ENOUGH.SHE GATHERED IT
  • 00:09:07.837 --> 00:09:09.772
  • SHE GATHERED ITIN A FRACTION OF THE TIME.
  • 00:09:09.772 --> 00:09:10.973
  • IN A FRACTION OF THE TIME.WHEN SHE WENT HOME, I CAN
  • 00:09:10.973 --> 00:09:12.575
  • WHEN SHE WENT HOME, I CANIMAGINE, HER MOTHER-IN-LAW
  • 00:09:12.575 --> 00:09:13.976
  • IMAGINE, HER MOTHER-IN-LAWSAID, "RUTH, WHAT IN
  • 00:09:13.976 --> 00:09:15.111
  • SAID, "RUTH, WHAT INTHE WORLD HAPPENED?
  • 00:09:15.111 --> 00:09:16.512
  • THE WORLD HAPPENED?DID YOU WIN THE LOTTERY?
  • 00:09:16.512 --> 00:09:17.913
  • DID YOU WIN THE LOTTERY?HOW DID YOU GET SO MUCH WHEAT
  • 00:09:17.913 --> 00:09:19.715
  • HOW DID YOU GET SO MUCH WHEATIN SO LITTLE TIME?"
  • 00:09:19.715 --> 00:09:21.384
  • IN SO LITTLE TIME?"RUTH HAD NO EXPLANATION.
  • 00:09:21.384 --> 00:09:22.551
  • RUTH HAD NO EXPLANATION.SHE SAID, "I DON'T KNOW HOW
  • 00:09:22.551 --> 00:09:23.486
  • SHE SAID, "I DON'T KNOW HOWIT HAPPENED.
  • 00:09:23.486 --> 00:09:24.654
  • IT HAPPENED.FOR SOME REASON, THESE
  • 00:09:24.654 --> 00:09:25.688
  • FOR SOME REASON, THESEWORKERS LEFT
  • 00:09:25.688 --> 00:09:27.623
  • WORKERS LEFTALL THIS EXTRA WHEAT."
  • 00:09:27.623 --> 00:09:28.724
  • ALL THIS EXTRA WHEAT."THAT WAS GOD SAYING,
  • 00:09:28.724 --> 00:09:30.226
  • THAT WAS GOD SAYING,"SURPRISE.
  • 00:09:30.226 --> 00:09:31.394
  • "SURPRISE.HERE'S A BLESSING YOU'RE NOT
  • 00:09:31.394 --> 00:09:32.928
  • HERE'S A BLESSING YOU'RE NOTGOING TO HAVE TO WORK FOR.
  • 00:09:32.928 --> 00:09:34.497
  • GOING TO HAVE TO WORK FOR.IT'S GOING TO COME TO YOU.
  • 00:09:34.497 --> 00:09:35.831
  • IT'S GOING TO COME TO YOU.YOU JUST SHOW UP, AND IT'LL
  • 00:09:35.831 --> 00:09:37.767
  • YOU JUST SHOW UP, AND IT'LLBE WAITING FOR YOU.
  • 00:09:37.767 --> 00:09:38.868
  • BE WAITING FOR YOU.GOD HAS SOME OF THESE
  • 00:09:38.868 --> 00:09:41.170
  • GOD HAS SOME OF THESEBLESSINGS IN STORE FOR YOU.
  • 00:09:41.170 --> 00:09:42.371
  • BLESSINGS IN STORE FOR YOU.YOU'RE NOT GOING TO HAVE TO
  • 00:09:42.371 --> 00:09:43.606
  • YOU'RE NOT GOING TO HAVE TOMAKE IT HAPPEN.
  • 00:09:43.606 --> 00:09:45.441
  • MAKE IT HAPPEN.YOU JUST KEEP BEING FAITHFUL,
  • 00:09:45.441 --> 00:09:46.942
  • YOU JUST KEEP BEING FAITHFUL,KEEP DOING THE RIGHT THING,
  • 00:09:46.942 --> 00:09:48.310
  • KEEP DOING THE RIGHT THING,AND SUDDENLY, THERE'S MORE
  • 00:09:48.310 --> 00:09:49.645
  • AND SUDDENLY, THERE'S MORETHAN ENOUGH.
  • 00:09:49.645 --> 00:09:51.347
  • THAN ENOUGH.SUDDENLY, THE COMPAQ CENTER.
  • 00:09:51.347 --> 00:09:52.381
  • SUDDENLY, THE COMPAQ CENTER.SUDDENLY, OWNERSHIP
  • 00:09:52.381 --> 00:09:53.449
  • SUDDENLY, OWNERSHIPIN A COMPANY.
  • 00:09:53.449 --> 00:09:54.717
  • IN A COMPANY.SUDDENLY, THE HOUSE FALLS
  • 00:09:54.717 --> 00:09:55.985
  • SUDDENLY, THE HOUSE FALLSINTO YOUR HANDS.
  • 00:09:55.985 --> 00:09:57.920
  • INTO YOUR HANDS.YOU CAN'T EXPLAIN IT.
  • 00:09:57.920 --> 00:09:58.754
  • YOU CAN'T EXPLAIN IT.YOU DIDN'T SEE IT COMING.
  • 00:09:58.754 --> 00:09:59.622
  • YOU DIDN'T SEE IT COMING.WHAT HAPPENED?
  • 00:09:59.622 --> 00:10:01.390
  • WHAT HAPPENED?GOD SURPRISED YOU.
  • 00:10:01.390 --> 00:10:02.725
  • GOD SURPRISED YOU.ONE OF HIS BLESSINGS CHASED
  • 00:10:02.725 --> 00:10:04.260
  • ONE OF HIS BLESSINGS CHASEDYOU DOWN, AND WHAT'S
  • 00:10:04.260 --> 00:10:06.062
  • YOU DOWN, AND WHAT'SINTERESTING IS, GOD SPOKE TO
  • 00:10:06.062 --> 00:10:08.397
  • INTERESTING IS, GOD SPOKE TOBOAZ TO BE GOOD TO RUTH, BUT
  • 00:10:08.397 --> 00:10:10.533
  • BOAZ TO BE GOOD TO RUTH, BUTRUTH DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT IT.
  • 00:10:10.533 --> 00:10:11.834
  • RUTH DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT IT.GOD DIDN'T TELL HER, "I'M
  • 00:10:11.834 --> 00:10:12.902
  • GOD DIDN'T TELL HER, "I'MGOING TO SPEAK TO THIS MAN
  • 00:10:12.902 --> 00:10:13.369
  • GOING TO SPEAK TO THIS MANAND HE'S GOING
  • 00:10:13.369 --> 00:10:14.336
  • AND HE'S GOINGTO BLESS YOU."
  • 00:10:14.336 --> 00:10:16.639
  • TO BLESS YOU."ALL RUTH KNEW WAS, SUDDENLY,
  • 00:10:16.639 --> 00:10:18.307
  • ALL RUTH KNEW WAS, SUDDENLY,HER LIFE BECAME MUCH EASIER.
  • 00:10:18.307 --> 00:10:19.175
  • HER LIFE BECAME MUCH EASIER.SUDDENLY, THERE WAS
  • 00:10:19.175 --> 00:10:20.443
  • SUDDENLY, THERE WASAN ABUNDANCE OF WHEAT
  • 00:10:20.443 --> 00:10:21.844
  • AN ABUNDANCE OF WHEATON THE GROUND.
  • 00:10:21.844 --> 00:10:23.679
  • ON THE GROUND.YOU DON'T KNOW WHO GOD HAS
  • 00:10:23.679 --> 00:10:26.015
  • YOU DON'T KNOW WHO GOD HASALREADY SPOKEN TO ABOUT YOU.
  • 00:10:26.015 --> 00:10:27.616
  • ALREADY SPOKEN TO ABOUT YOU.THERE ARE PEOPLE GOD HAS
  • 00:10:27.616 --> 00:10:29.518
  • THERE ARE PEOPLE GOD HASALREADY LINED UP TO LEAVE
  • 00:10:29.518 --> 00:10:31.721
  • ALREADY LINED UP TO LEAVEWHEAT ON THE GROUND FOR YOU,
  • 00:10:31.721 --> 00:10:33.155
  • WHEAT ON THE GROUND FOR YOU,PEOPLE THAT WILL CAUSE THINGS
  • 00:10:33.155 --> 00:10:34.490
  • PEOPLE THAT WILL CAUSE THINGSTO HAPPEN THAT YOU HAD
  • 00:10:34.490 --> 00:10:35.891
  • TO HAPPEN THAT YOU HADNOTHING TO DO WITH,
  • 00:10:35.891 --> 00:10:36.959
  • NOTHING TO DO WITH,BUT SUDDENLY,
  • 00:10:36.959 --> 00:10:38.494
  • BUT SUDDENLY,YOU'LL GO TO A NEW LEVEL.
  • 00:10:38.494 --> 00:10:39.261
  • YOU'LL GO TO A NEW LEVEL.SUDDENLY, YOU'LL COME
  • 00:10:39.261 --> 00:10:41.530
  • SUDDENLY, YOU'LL COMEINTO MORE THAN ENOUGH.
  • 00:10:41.530 --> 00:10:43.332
  • INTO MORE THAN ENOUGH.YOU CAN'T EXPLAIN IT.
  • 00:10:43.332 --> 00:10:44.967
  • YOU CAN'T EXPLAIN IT.YOU CAN'T TAKE CREDIT FOR IT.
  • 00:10:44.967 --> 00:10:45.901
  • YOU CAN'T TAKE CREDIT FOR IT.THERE WAS NOTHING IN YOUR
  • 00:10:45.901 --> 00:10:46.969
  • THERE WAS NOTHING IN YOURCIRCUMSTANCES THAT SAID IT
  • 00:10:46.969 --> 00:10:48.337
  • CIRCUMSTANCES THAT SAID ITWAS GOING TO HAPPEN.
  • 00:10:48.337 --> 00:10:50.706
  • WAS GOING TO HAPPEN.THAT WAS GOD SIMPLY TAKING
  • 00:10:50.706 --> 00:10:52.975
  • THAT WAS GOD SIMPLY TAKINGPLEASURE IN PROSPERING YOU,
  • 00:10:52.975 --> 00:10:55.077
  • PLEASURE IN PROSPERING YOU,GOD SHOWING HIS FAVOR ON YOU,
  • 00:10:55.077 --> 00:10:56.645
  • GOD SHOWING HIS FAVOR ON YOU,CAUSING YOU TO STAND OUT, AND
  • 00:10:56.645 --> 00:10:58.414
  • CAUSING YOU TO STAND OUT, ANDTHE STORY COULD END HERE, AND
  • 00:10:58.414 --> 00:11:00.316
  • THE STORY COULD END HERE, ANDIT WOULD BE A HAPPY ENDING.
  • 00:11:00.316 --> 00:11:01.650
  • IT WOULD BE A HAPPY ENDING.RUTH AND HER MOTHER-IN-LAW
  • 00:11:01.650 --> 00:11:03.552
  • RUTH AND HER MOTHER-IN-LAWHAD PLENTY, BUT GOD LIKES TO
  • 00:11:03.552 --> 00:11:06.455
  • HAD PLENTY, BUT GOD LIKES TOEXCEED OUR EXPECTATIONS.
  • 00:11:06.455 --> 00:11:09.291
  • EXCEED OUR EXPECTATIONS.BOAZ FELL IN LOVE WITH RUTH.
  • 00:11:09.291 --> 00:11:10.192
  • BOAZ FELL IN LOVE WITH RUTH.THEY ENDED UP GETTING
  • 00:11:10.192 --> 00:11:11.293
  • THEY ENDED UP GETTINGMARRIED.
  • 00:11:11.293 --> 00:11:12.461
  • MARRIED.NOW, INSTEAD OF WORKING IN
  • 00:11:12.461 --> 00:11:14.296
  • NOW, INSTEAD OF WORKING INTHOSE FIELDS, RUTH OWNED THE
  • 00:11:14.296 --> 00:11:15.631
  • THOSE FIELDS, RUTH OWNED THEFIELDS.
  • 00:11:15.631 --> 00:11:17.099
  • FIELDS.SHE NEVER HAD TO GO OUT AND
  • 00:11:17.099 --> 00:11:18.367
  • SHE NEVER HAD TO GO OUT ANDPICK UP WHEAT LIKE THAT
  • 00:11:18.367 --> 00:11:19.802
  • PICK UP WHEAT LIKE THATAGAIN.
  • 00:11:19.802 --> 00:11:21.670
  • AGAIN.SHE CAME INTO A NEW LEVEL,
  • 00:11:21.670 --> 00:11:23.339
  • SHE CAME INTO A NEW LEVEL,ABUNDANCE, OVERFLOW.
  • 00:11:23.339 --> 00:11:24.907
  • ABUNDANCE, OVERFLOW.THOSE WORKERS SHE USED TO
  • 00:11:24.907 --> 00:11:26.142
  • THOSE WORKERS SHE USED TOFOLLOW BEHIND.
  • 00:11:26.142 --> 00:11:28.010
  • FOLLOW BEHIND.NOW, THEY ALL WORK FOR HERE.
  • 00:11:28.010 --> 00:11:29.645
  • NOW, THEY ALL WORK FOR HERE.SHE WENT FROM THE TAIL TO THE
  • 00:11:29.645 --> 00:11:31.180
  • SHE WENT FROM THE TAIL TO THEHEAD, FROM BORROWING TO
  • 00:11:31.180 --> 00:11:33.115
  • HEAD, FROM BORROWING TOLENDING, FROM BEING IN LACK
  • 00:11:33.115 --> 00:11:35.451
  • LENDING, FROM BEING IN LACKTO HAVING MORE THAN ENOUGH.
  • 00:11:35.451 --> 00:11:36.986
  • TO HAVING MORE THAN ENOUGH.IF RUTH WERE HERE TODAY,
  • 00:11:36.986 --> 00:11:38.020
  • IF RUTH WERE HERE TODAY,SHE WOULD TELL YOU,
  • 00:11:38.020 --> 00:11:39.655
  • SHE WOULD TELL YOU,"IT MAY LOOK IMPOSSIBLE.
  • 00:11:39.655 --> 00:11:41.323
  • "IT MAY LOOK IMPOSSIBLE.THE ODDS MAY BE AGAINST YOU,
  • 00:11:41.323 --> 00:11:42.825
  • THE ODDS MAY BE AGAINST YOU,BUT STAY IN FAITH.
  • 00:11:42.825 --> 00:11:44.460
  • BUT STAY IN FAITH.YOU DON'T KNOW WHO GOD IS
  • 00:11:44.460 --> 00:11:46.395
  • YOU DON'T KNOW WHO GOD ISWHISPERING TO RIGHT NOW
  • 00:11:46.395 --> 00:11:47.496
  • WHISPERING TO RIGHT NOWABOUT YOU.
  • 00:11:47.496 --> 00:11:48.798
  • ABOUT YOU.YOU DON'T KNOW WHO'S GOING
  • 00:11:48.798 --> 00:11:49.899
  • YOU DON'T KNOW WHO'S GOINGTO OPEN A DOOR FOR
  • 00:11:49.899 --> 00:11:51.801
  • TO OPEN A DOOR FORYOU FOR NO REASON.
  • 00:11:51.801 --> 00:11:52.535
  • YOU FOR NO REASON.YOU DON'T KNOW WHO'S
  • 00:11:52.535 --> 00:11:53.969
  • YOU DON'T KNOW WHO'SABOUT TO SHOW YOU FAVOR
  • 00:11:53.969 --> 00:11:56.005
  • ABOUT TO SHOW YOU FAVORTHAT YOU DIDN'T SEE COMING.
  • 00:11:56.005 --> 00:11:58.374
  • THAT YOU DIDN'T SEE COMING.BUT SOMETIMES RELIGION TRIES
  • 00:11:58.374 --> 00:11:59.809
  • BUT SOMETIMES RELIGION TRIESTO MAKE US FEEL LIKE WE'RE
  • 00:11:59.809 --> 00:12:01.277
  • TO MAKE US FEEL LIKE WE'RENOT SUPPOSED TO BE BLESSED.
  • 00:12:01.277 --> 00:12:02.144
  • NOT SUPPOSED TO BE BLESSED.WE'RE NOT SUPPOSED TO HAVE
  • 00:12:02.144 --> 00:12:03.712
  • WE'RE NOT SUPPOSED TO HAVERESOURCES.
  • 00:12:03.712 --> 00:12:05.181
  • RESOURCES.BUT THE SCRIPTURE SAYS THAT
  • 00:12:05.181 --> 00:12:07.383
  • BUT THE SCRIPTURE SAYS THATJOB WAS THE WEALTHIEST MAN IN
  • 00:12:07.383 --> 00:12:08.651
  • JOB WAS THE WEALTHIEST MAN INTHE EAST.
  • 00:12:08.651 --> 00:12:09.718
  • THE EAST.HE WAS VERY BLESSED WITH
  • 00:12:09.718 --> 00:12:11.487
  • HE WAS VERY BLESSED WITHRESOURCES, LIVESTOCK,
  • 00:12:11.487 --> 00:12:13.389
  • RESOURCES, LIVESTOCK,A SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS.
  • 00:12:13.389 --> 00:12:15.357
  • A SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS.GOD SAID ABOUT JOB, "THERE
  • 00:12:15.357 --> 00:12:18.227
  • GOD SAID ABOUT JOB, "THEREWAS NO BETTER MAN THAN HIM."
  • 00:12:18.227 --> 00:12:19.829
  • WAS NO BETTER MAN THAN HIM."DAVID LEFT AN INHERITANCE TO
  • 00:12:19.829 --> 00:12:21.664
  • DAVID LEFT AN INHERITANCE TOHIS SON SOLOMON TO BUILD THE
  • 00:12:21.664 --> 00:12:23.465
  • HIS SON SOLOMON TO BUILD THETEMPLE THAT SOME SCHOLARS SAY
  • 00:12:23.465 --> 00:12:25.201
  • TEMPLE THAT SOME SCHOLARS SAYWOULD BE OVER A BILLION
  • 00:12:25.201 --> 00:12:27.002
  • WOULD BE OVER A BILLIONDOLLARS TODAY.
  • 00:12:27.002 --> 00:12:27.970
  • DOLLARS TODAY.DAVID'S CALLED, "A MAN AFTER
  • 00:12:27.970 --> 00:12:29.672
  • DAVID'S CALLED, "A MAN AFTERGOD'S OWN HEART."
  • 00:12:29.672 --> 00:12:30.973
  • GOD'S OWN HEART."ABRAHAM IS THE FATHER OF OUR
  • 00:12:30.973 --> 00:12:32.508
  • ABRAHAM IS THE FATHER OF OURFAITH.
  • 00:12:32.508 --> 00:12:33.375
  • FAITH.HE'S THE ONE GOD CHOSE TO
  • 00:12:33.375 --> 00:12:35.177
  • HE'S THE ONE GOD CHOSE TOSTART THE NEW COVENANT.
  • 00:12:35.177 --> 00:12:37.413
  • START THE NEW COVENANT.HE TOO WAS VERY WEALTHY IN
  • 00:12:37.413 --> 00:12:39.348
  • HE TOO WAS VERY WEALTHY INCATTLE, SHEEP, GOLD, SILVER.
  • 00:12:39.348 --> 00:12:40.749
  • CATTLE, SHEEP, GOLD, SILVER.WHAT AM I SAYING?
  • 00:12:40.749 --> 00:12:42.751
  • WHAT AM I SAYING?GOD HAS NO PROBLEM WITH YOU
  • 00:12:42.751 --> 00:12:44.553
  • GOD HAS NO PROBLEM WITH YOUHAVING MONEY, AS LONG AS
  • 00:12:44.553 --> 00:12:46.856
  • MONEY SHOULD NOT BE OUR GOAL.
  • 00:12:49.291 --> 00:12:51.093
  • MONEY SHOULD NOT BE OUR GOAL.FULFILLING OUR DESTINY
  • 00:12:51.093 --> 00:12:52.561
  • FULFILLING OUR DESTINYSHOULD BE OUR GOAL.
  • 00:12:52.561 --> 00:12:54.563
  • SHOULD BE OUR GOAL.MONEY IS SIMPLY A TOOL.
  • 00:12:54.563 --> 00:12:55.764
  • MONEY IS SIMPLY A TOOL.MONEY CAN SEND YOUR CHILDREN
  • 00:12:55.764 --> 00:12:56.999
  • MONEY CAN SEND YOUR CHILDRENTO COLLEGE.
  • 00:12:56.999 --> 00:12:57.666
  • TO COLLEGE.MONEY COULD HELP YOU
  • 00:12:57.666 --> 00:12:59.001
  • MONEY COULD HELP YOUACCOMPLISH YOUR DREAMS.
  • 00:12:59.001 --> 00:13:00.135
  • ACCOMPLISH YOUR DREAMS.MONEY CAN RENOVATE A COMPAQ
  • 00:13:00.135 --> 00:13:01.136
  • MONEY CAN RENOVATE A COMPAQCENTER.
  • 00:13:01.136 --> 00:13:02.972
  • MONEY IS NOT A PROBLEM.
  • 00:13:04.707 --> 00:13:06.408
  • MONEY IS NOT A PROBLEM.IT'S THE LOVE OF MONEY
  • 00:13:06.408 --> 00:13:07.910
  • IT'S THE LOVE OF MONEYTHAT'S THE PROBLEM.
  • 00:13:07.910 --> 00:13:09.745
  • THAT'S THE PROBLEM.IF YOU MAKE MONEY YOUR GOAL
  • 00:13:09.745 --> 00:13:11.080
  • IF YOU MAKE MONEY YOUR GOALAND YOU ONLY FOCUS ON
  • 00:13:11.080 --> 00:13:12.982
  • AND YOU ONLY FOCUS ONYOURSELF, AND LIVE TO SHOW
  • 00:13:12.982 --> 00:13:14.683
  • YOURSELF, AND LIVE TO SHOWOFF WHAT YOU HAVE, LIFE IS
  • 00:13:14.683 --> 00:13:15.751
  • OFF WHAT YOU HAVE, LIFE ISNOT GOING TO BE VERY
  • 00:13:15.751 --> 00:13:17.119
  • NOT GOING TO BE VERYFULFILLING.
  • 00:13:17.119 --> 00:13:18.287
  • FULFILLING.THERE ARE SOME THINGS THAT
  • 00:13:18.287 --> 00:13:19.688
  • THERE ARE SOME THINGS THATMONEY CAN'T BUY.
  • 00:13:19.688 --> 00:13:21.156
  • MONEY CAN'T BUY.MONEY CAN'T BUY PEACE.
  • 00:13:21.156 --> 00:13:21.891
  • MONEY CAN'T BUY PEACE.MONEY CAN'T BUY GOOD
  • 00:13:21.891 --> 00:13:23.225
  • MONEY CAN'T BUY GOODRELATIONSHIPS.
  • 00:13:23.225 --> 00:13:24.960
  • RELATIONSHIPS.MONEY CAN'T BUY HEALTH.
  • 00:13:24.960 --> 00:13:26.195
  • MONEY CAN'T BUY HEALTH.I KNOW SOME VERY WEALTHY
  • 00:13:26.195 --> 00:13:28.097
  • I KNOW SOME VERY WEALTHYPEOPLE THAT ARE NOT WELL.
  • 00:13:28.097 --> 00:13:29.932
  • PEOPLE THAT ARE NOT WELL.MONEY SHOULDN'T BE OUR FOCUS,
  • 00:13:29.932 --> 00:13:31.367
  • MONEY SHOULDN'T BE OUR FOCUS,BUT THE FACT IS, IT TAKES
  • 00:13:31.367 --> 00:13:33.903
  • BUT THE FACT IS, IT TAKESMONEY TO FULFILL DREAMS.
  • 00:13:33.903 --> 00:13:35.371
  • MONEY TO FULFILL DREAMS.NOW, DON'T LET A RELIGIOUS
  • 00:13:35.371 --> 00:13:37.172
  • NOW, DON'T LET A RELIGIOUSSPIRIT CONVINCE YOU THAT
  • 00:13:37.172 --> 00:13:38.574
  • SPIRIT CONVINCE YOU THATYOU'RE NOT SUPPOSED TO HAVE
  • 00:13:38.574 --> 00:13:39.642
  • YOU'RE NOT SUPPOSED TO HAVEANYTHING.
  • 00:13:39.642 --> 00:13:41.243
  • ANYTHING.CONSTANTLY STRUGGLING, BEING
  • 00:13:41.243 --> 00:13:43.145
  • CONSTANTLY STRUGGLING, BEINGOVERWHELMED BY DEBT, NOT ABLE
  • 00:13:43.145 --> 00:13:44.914
  • OVERWHELMED BY DEBT, NOT ABLETO PAY YOUR BILLS IS NOT
  • 00:13:44.914 --> 00:13:46.982
  • TO PAY YOUR BILLS IS NOTGOD'S BEST.
  • 00:13:46.982 --> 00:13:48.684
  • GOD'S BEST.JESUS DID NOT COME AND GIVE
  • 00:13:48.684 --> 00:13:50.352
  • JESUS DID NOT COME AND GIVEHIS LIFE SO THAT WE COULD
  • 00:13:50.352 --> 00:13:52.254
  • HIS LIFE SO THAT WE COULDBARELY GET BY AND LIVE OFF OF
  • 00:13:52.254 --> 00:13:53.489
  • BARELY GET BY AND LIVE OFF OFLEFTOVERS.
  • 00:13:53.489 --> 00:13:55.024
  • LEFTOVERS.HE CAME THAT WE MIGHT LIVE AN
  • 00:13:55.024 --> 00:13:56.992
  • "ABUNDANT" MEANS "PLENTY,"
  • 00:14:00.195 --> 00:14:01.764
  • "ABUNDANT" MEANS "PLENTY,"PLENTY OF JOY, PLENTY OF GOOD
  • 00:14:01.764 --> 00:14:04.166
  • PLENTY OF JOY, PLENTY OF GOODHEALTH, PLENTY OF STRENGTH,
  • 00:14:04.166 --> 00:14:05.334
  • HEALTH, PLENTY OF STRENGTH,PLENTY OF OPPORTUNITIES,
  • 00:14:05.334 --> 00:14:06.502
  • PLENTY OF OPPORTUNITIES,PLENTY OF CREATIVITY,
  • 00:14:06.502 --> 00:14:07.870
  • PLENTY OF CREATIVITY,PLENTY OF COURAGE.
  • 00:14:07.870 --> 00:14:09.004
  • PLENTY OF COURAGE.GOD WANTS YOU TO BE SO
  • 00:14:09.004 --> 00:14:10.606
  • GOD WANTS YOU TO BE SOBLESSED THAT YOU HAVE TO
  • 00:14:10.606 --> 00:14:12.207
  • BLESSED THAT YOU HAVE TOCHOOSE WHICH OPPORTUNITIES
  • 00:14:12.207 --> 00:14:13.409
  • CHOOSE WHICH OPPORTUNITIESYOU TAKE.
  • 00:14:13.409 --> 00:14:14.376
  • YOU TAKE.YOU HAVE TO CHOOSE WHICH
  • 00:14:14.376 --> 00:14:16.578
  • YOU HAVE TO CHOOSE WHICHCONTRACTS YOU ACCEPT.
  • 00:14:16.578 --> 00:14:17.913
  • CONTRACTS YOU ACCEPT.DAVID SAID, "MY CUP RUNS
  • 00:14:17.913 --> 00:14:19.315
  • DAVID SAID, "MY CUP RUNSOVER."
  • 00:14:19.315 --> 00:14:20.683
  • OVER.""RUNNING OVER" MEANS YOU HAVE
  • 00:14:20.683 --> 00:14:21.951
  • "RUNNING OVER" MEANS YOU HAVESO MUCH, YOU CAN'T CONTAIN IT
  • 00:14:21.951 --> 00:14:23.252
  • SO MUCH, YOU CAN'T CONTAIN ITALL.
  • 00:14:23.252 --> 00:14:24.386
  • ALL.I WOULD LOVE TO TAKE THAT
  • 00:14:24.386 --> 00:14:26.722
  • I WOULD LOVE TO TAKE THATCONTRACT, BUT I'M SO FULL,
  • 00:14:26.722 --> 00:14:28.357
  • CONTRACT, BUT I'M SO FULL,I'M SO BLESSED, I'LL HAVE TO
  • 00:14:28.357 --> 00:14:29.725
  • I'M SO BLESSED, I'LL HAVE TOPASS SO I CAN TAKE THIS
  • 00:14:29.725 --> 00:14:31.894
  • PASS SO I CAN TAKE THISBETTER OPPORTUNITY.
  • 00:14:31.894 --> 00:14:32.795
  • BETTER OPPORTUNITY."WELL, JOEL, THIS SOUNDS
  • 00:14:32.795 --> 00:14:34.396
  • "WELL, JOEL, THIS SOUNDSGOOD, BUT I DON'T SEE HOW IT
  • 00:14:34.396 --> 00:14:36.065
  • GOOD, BUT I DON'T SEE HOW ITCAN HAPPEN FOR ME.
  • 00:14:36.065 --> 00:14:37.499
  • CAN HAPPEN FOR ME.IT SEEMS FAR OUT."
  • 00:14:37.499 --> 00:14:39.001
  • IT SEEMS FAR OUT."CAN I TELL YOU, WE SERVE A
  • 00:14:39.001 --> 00:14:42.104
  • CAN I TELL YOU, WE SERVE AFAR-OUT GOD, AN EXCEEDING,
  • 00:14:42.104 --> 00:14:43.806
  • FAR-OUT GOD, AN EXCEEDING,ABUNDANTLY, ABOVE-AND-BEYOND
  • 00:14:43.806 --> 00:14:45.407
  • ABUNDANTLY, ABOVE-AND-BEYONDGOD?
  • 00:14:45.407 --> 00:14:46.775
  • GOD?THAT'S WHY HE HAS YOU HEARING
  • 00:14:46.775 --> 00:14:47.776
  • THAT'S WHY HE HAS YOU HEARINGTHIS.
  • 00:14:47.776 --> 00:14:48.510
  • THIS.HE WANTS YOU TO GET RID OF
  • 00:14:48.510 --> 00:14:50.212
  • HE WANTS YOU TO GET RID OFTHAT SCARCITY MENTALITY AND
  • 00:14:50.212 --> 00:14:51.580
  • THAT SCARCITY MENTALITY ANDSTART HAVING AN ABUNDANT
  • 00:14:51.580 --> 00:14:53.015
  • START HAVING AN ABUNDANTMENTALITY.
  • 00:14:53.015 --> 00:14:54.116
  • MENTALITY.A COUPLE OF YEARS AFTER
  • 00:14:54.116 --> 00:14:56.018
  • A COUPLE OF YEARS AFTERVICTORIA AND I WERE MARRIED,
  • 00:14:56.018 --> 00:14:57.686
  • VICTORIA AND I WERE MARRIED,ONE EVENING, WE WERE WALKING
  • 00:14:57.686 --> 00:14:59.355
  • ONE EVENING, WE WERE WALKINGTHROUGH A NICE NEIGHBORHOOD
  • 00:14:59.355 --> 00:15:00.522
  • THROUGH A NICE NEIGHBORHOODNOT TOO FAR FROM
  • 00:15:00.522 --> 00:15:01.857
  • NOT TOO FAR FROMOUR TOWNHOUSE.
  • 00:15:01.857 --> 00:15:03.025
  • OUR TOWNHOUSE.THERE WAS A BIG TWO-STORY
  • 00:15:03.025 --> 00:15:04.526
  • THERE WAS A BIG TWO-STORYHOUSE BEING BUILT.
  • 00:15:04.526 --> 00:15:05.928
  • HOUSE BEING BUILT.IT WAS ALMOST FINISHED.
  • 00:15:05.928 --> 00:15:07.062
  • IT WAS ALMOST FINISHED.NOBODY WAS THERE.
  • 00:15:07.062 --> 00:15:08.697
  • NOBODY WAS THERE.SO WE WENT IN TO LOOK AROUND.
  • 00:15:08.697 --> 00:15:11.100
  • SO WE WENT IN TO LOOK AROUND.IT HAD BIG WINDOWS,
  • 00:15:11.100 --> 00:15:12.935
  • IT HAD BIG WINDOWS,A SPACIOUS ENTRYWAY WITH
  • 00:15:12.935 --> 00:15:14.670
  • A SPACIOUS ENTRYWAY WITHA CURVED STAIRCASE, VAULTED
  • 00:15:14.670 --> 00:15:17.373
  • A CURVED STAIRCASE, VAULTEDCEILINGS, GREAT BACKYARD.
  • 00:15:17.373 --> 00:15:19.408
  • CEILINGS, GREAT BACKYARD.IT WAS SO BEAUTIFUL, AND AS
  • 00:15:19.408 --> 00:15:21.043
  • IT WAS SO BEAUTIFUL, AND ASWE WERE WALKING OUT, VICTORIA
  • 00:15:21.043 --> 00:15:22.711
  • WE WERE WALKING OUT, VICTORIASAID, "JOEL, ONE DAY, WE'RE
  • 00:15:22.711 --> 00:15:24.079
  • SAID, "JOEL, ONE DAY, WE'REGOING TO LIVE IN A HOUSE JUST
  • 00:15:24.079 --> 00:15:25.814
  • GOING TO LIVE IN A HOUSE JUSTLIKE THIS ONE."
  • 00:15:25.814 --> 00:15:26.982
  • LIKE THIS ONE."SHE MIGHT AS WELL HAVE SAID,
  • 00:15:26.982 --> 00:15:28.083
  • SHE MIGHT AS WELL HAVE SAID,"ONE DAY, WE'RE GOING TO GO
  • 00:15:28.083 --> 00:15:29.184
  • "ONE DAY, WE'RE GOING TO GOTO THE MOON."
  • 00:15:29.184 --> 00:15:30.519
  • TO THE MOON."THAT WAS SO FAR BEYOND
  • 00:15:30.519 --> 00:15:32.721
  • THAT WAS SO FAR BEYONDANYTHING I COULD IMAGINE, AND
  • 00:15:32.721 --> 00:15:34.189
  • ANYTHING I COULD IMAGINE, ANDBEING THE GREAT MAN OF FAITH
  • 00:15:34.189 --> 00:15:36.058
  • BEING THE GREAT MAN OF FAITHTHAT I AM, I WENT ON TO TELL
  • 00:15:36.058 --> 00:15:37.593
  • THAT I AM, I WENT ON TO TELLHER ALL THE REASONS WHY IT
  • 00:15:37.593 --> 00:15:39.728
  • HER ALL THE REASONS WHY ITWASN'T GOING TO HAPPEN.
  • 00:15:39.728 --> 00:15:40.496
  • WASN'T GOING TO HAPPEN.I SAID, "VICTORIA,
  • 00:15:40.496 --> 00:15:41.563
  • I SAID, "VICTORIA,ARE YOU KIDDING?
  • 00:15:41.563 --> 00:15:43.465
  • ARE YOU KIDDING?I WORK FOR A MINISTRY.
  • 00:15:43.465 --> 00:15:43.999
  • I WORK FOR A MINISTRY.WE'LL NEVER HAVE
  • 00:15:43.999 --> 00:15:45.401
  • WE'LL NEVER HAVETHAT KIND OF INCOME.
  • 00:15:45.401 --> 00:15:46.135
  • THAT KIND OF INCOME.WE COULD SAVE UP FOR
  • 00:15:46.135 --> 00:15:47.369
  • WE COULD SAVE UP FOR30 YEARS, AND WE STILL
  • 00:15:47.369 --> 00:15:48.937
  • 30 YEARS, AND WE STILLWON'T HAVE ENOUGH."
  • 00:15:48.937 --> 00:15:50.806
  • WON'T HAVE ENOUGH."I DID MY BEST TO TALK HER OUT
  • 00:15:50.806 --> 00:15:52.441
  • I DID MY BEST TO TALK HER OUTOF IT, BUT SHE ACTED LIKE
  • 00:15:52.441 --> 00:15:54.309
  • OF IT, BUT SHE ACTED LIKESHE DIDN'T EVEN HEAR ME.
  • 00:15:54.309 --> 00:15:55.310
  • SHE DIDN'T EVEN HEAR ME.SHE SAID, "NO, JOEL,
  • 00:15:55.310 --> 00:15:56.378
  • SHE SAID, "NO, JOEL,I'M TELLING YOU, ONE DAY,
  • 00:15:56.378 --> 00:15:58.313
  • I'M TELLING YOU, ONE DAY,IT'S GOING TO HAPPEN."
  • 00:15:58.313 --> 00:15:59.681
  • IT'S GOING TO HAPPEN."A FEW MONTHS LATER, WE SOLD
  • 00:15:59.681 --> 00:16:01.550
  • A FEW MONTHS LATER, WE SOLDOUR TOWNHOUSE AND BOUGHT THIS
  • 00:16:01.550 --> 00:16:03.552
  • OUR TOWNHOUSE AND BOUGHT THISOLD, RUNDOWN HOUSE, VERY
  • 00:16:03.552 --> 00:16:05.487
  • OLD, RUNDOWN HOUSE, VERYDILAPIDATED, BUT IT WAS ON A
  • 00:16:05.487 --> 00:16:08.957
  • DILAPIDATED, BUT IT WAS ON ABIG LOT CLOSE IN TO THE CITY.
  • 00:16:08.957 --> 00:16:10.125
  • BIG LOT CLOSE IN TO THE CITY.THE DAY WE CLOSED ON THE
  • 00:16:10.125 --> 00:16:12.061
  • THE DAY WE CLOSED ON THEPROPERTY, A REALTOR PULLED UP
  • 00:16:12.061 --> 00:16:13.195
  • PROPERTY, A REALTOR PULLED UPWHILE WE WERE STANDING
  • 00:16:13.195 --> 00:16:14.163
  • WHILE WE WERE STANDINGIN THE FRONT YARD.
  • 00:16:14.163 --> 00:16:15.064
  • IN THE FRONT YARD.WE DIDN'T KNOW THE LADY.
  • 00:16:15.064 --> 00:16:15.864
  • WE DIDN'T KNOW THE LADY.SHE SAID, "WOULD YOU LIKE
  • 00:16:15.864 --> 00:16:17.399
  • SHE SAID, "WOULD YOU LIKETO SELL THE HOUSE?"
  • 00:16:17.399 --> 00:16:18.000
  • TO SELL THE HOUSE?"I SAID, "NO, WE JUST
  • 00:16:18.000 --> 00:16:19.301
  • I SAID, "NO, WE JUSTPURCHASED IT."
  • 00:16:19.301 --> 00:16:20.736
  • PURCHASED IT."SHE SAID, "CONGRATULATIONS,
  • 00:16:20.736 --> 00:16:21.670
  • SHE SAID, "CONGRATULATIONS,YOU JUST BROUGHT
  • 00:16:21.670 --> 00:16:23.238
  • YOU JUST BROUGHTYOUR DREAM HOUSE."
  • 00:16:23.238 --> 00:16:23.806
  • YOUR DREAM HOUSE."I THOUGHT, "WHAT'S SHE
  • 00:16:23.806 --> 00:16:24.606
  • I THOUGHT, "WHAT'S SHETALKING ABOUT?"
  • 00:16:24.606 --> 00:16:25.574
  • TALKING ABOUT?"SHE EXPLAINED HOW THE
  • 00:16:25.574 --> 00:16:26.875
  • SHE EXPLAINED HOW THENEIGHBORHOOD WAS IN THE
  • 00:16:26.875 --> 00:16:28.744
  • NEIGHBORHOOD WAS IN THEPROCESS OF CHANGING THE DEED
  • 00:16:28.744 --> 00:16:30.079
  • PROCESS OF CHANGING THE DEEDRESTRICTIONS TO WHERE YOU
  • 00:16:30.079 --> 00:16:32.281
  • RESTRICTIONS TO WHERE YOUCOULD SUBDIVIDE THE LOTS.
  • 00:16:32.281 --> 00:16:34.383
  • COULD SUBDIVIDE THE LOTS.A YEAR LATER, WE SOLD HALF OF
  • 00:16:34.383 --> 00:16:36.018
  • A YEAR LATER, WE SOLD HALF OFTHE PROPERTY FOR MORE THAN
  • 00:16:36.018 --> 00:16:37.986
  • THE PROPERTY FOR MORE THANWE PAID FOR THE WHOLE THING.
  • 00:16:37.986 --> 00:16:39.488
  • WE PAID FOR THE WHOLE THING.TWO YEARS AFTER THAT,
  • 00:16:39.488 --> 00:16:40.889
  • TWO YEARS AFTER THAT,WE WERE LIVING IN ONE OF
  • 00:16:40.889 --> 00:16:42.391
  • WE WERE LIVING IN ONE OFTHOSE HOUSES JUST LIKE
  • 00:16:42.391 --> 00:16:44.226
  • THOSE HOUSES JUST LIKEWE HAD SEEN THAT NIGHT.
  • 00:16:44.226 --> 00:16:45.661
  • WE HAD SEEN THAT NIGHT.LIKE WITH RUTH, IT WAS AS IF
  • 00:16:45.661 --> 00:16:47.863
  • LIKE WITH RUTH, IT WAS AS IFGOD HAD SOMEBODY LEAVE WHEAT
  • 00:16:47.863 --> 00:16:49.765
  • GOD HAD SOMEBODY LEAVE WHEATON THE GROUND ON PURPOSE FOR
  • 00:16:49.765 --> 00:16:50.866
  • ON THE GROUND ON PURPOSE FORUS.
  • 00:16:50.866 --> 00:16:52.000
  • US.WE DIDN'T KNOW THEY WERE
  • 00:16:52.000 --> 00:16:53.235
  • WE DIDN'T KNOW THEY WEREGOING TO CHANGE THE DEED
  • 00:16:53.235 --> 00:16:55.170
  • GOING TO CHANGE THE DEEDRESTRICTIONS, BUT GOD HAS AN
  • 00:16:55.170 --> 00:16:56.505
  • RESTRICTIONS, BUT GOD HAS ANADVANTAGE.
  • 00:16:56.505 --> 00:16:57.806
  • ADVANTAGE.HE CAN SEE WHAT'S HAPPENING
  • 00:16:57.806 --> 00:16:59.341
  • HE CAN SEE WHAT'S HAPPENINGBEHIND THE SCENES.
  • 00:16:59.341 --> 00:17:00.476
  • BEHIND THE SCENES.HE KNOWS THINGS THAT YOU
  • 00:17:00.476 --> 00:17:02.044
  • HE KNOWS THINGS THAT YOUCOULD NEVER KNOW.
  • 00:17:02.044 --> 00:17:03.178
  • COULD NEVER KNOW.THE SCRIPTURE SAYS, "GOD
  • 00:17:03.178 --> 00:17:04.580
  • THE SCRIPTURE SAYS, "GODKNOWS WHERE THE HIDDEN RICHES
  • 00:17:04.580 --> 00:17:06.014
  • KNOWS WHERE THE HIDDEN RICHESARE."
  • 00:17:06.014 --> 00:17:08.283
  • ARE."HE HAS INSIDE INFORMATION,
  • 00:17:08.283 --> 00:17:09.718
  • HE HAS INSIDE INFORMATION,AND WHEN YOU HONOR HIM, HE
  • 00:17:09.718 --> 00:17:11.820
  • AND WHEN YOU HONOR HIM, HEWILL LEAD YOU INTO BLESSINGS
  • 00:17:11.820 --> 00:17:13.555
  • WILL LEAD YOU INTO BLESSINGSTHAT YOU DIDN'T SEE COMING.
  • 00:17:13.555 --> 00:17:14.656
  • THAT YOU DIDN'T SEE COMING.FAVOR, PROMOTION,
  • 00:17:14.656 --> 00:17:16.492
  • FAVOR, PROMOTION,OPPORTUNITIES THAT SURPRISES
  • 00:17:16.492 --> 00:17:18.293
  • OPPORTUNITIES THAT SURPRISESYOU, IT TAKES YOU TO A LEVEL
  • 00:17:18.293 --> 00:17:19.695
  • YOU, IT TAKES YOU TO A LEVELTHAT YOU DIDN'T THINK YOU
  • 00:17:19.695 --> 00:17:20.996
  • THAT YOU DIDN'T THINK YOUCOULD REACH.
  • 00:17:20.996 --> 00:17:21.997
  • COULD REACH.WHEN WE MOVED IN TO THAT NEW
  • 00:17:21.997 --> 00:17:23.599
  • WHEN WE MOVED IN TO THAT NEWHOUSE, I CARRIED VICTORIA
  • 00:17:23.599 --> 00:17:25.334
  • HOUSE, I CARRIED VICTORIAOVER THE THRESHOLD, SAID,
  • 00:17:25.334 --> 00:17:26.568
  • OVER THE THRESHOLD, SAID,"WELCOME TO THIS HOUSE
  • 00:17:26.568 --> 00:17:29.872
  • "WELCOME TO THIS HOUSEI ALWAYS BELIEVED FOR."
  • 00:17:29.872 --> 00:17:30.539
  • I ALWAYS BELIEVED FOR."SHE BARELY EVEN LET ME
  • 00:17:30.539 --> 00:17:33.041
  • SHE BARELY EVEN LET MELIVE THERE.
  • 00:17:33.041 --> 00:17:34.476
  • LIVE THERE.ARE YOU DOING LIKE I DID?
  • 00:17:34.476 --> 00:17:36.044
  • ARE YOU DOING LIKE I DID?TALKING YOURSELF OUT OF WHAT
  • 00:17:36.044 --> 00:17:37.679
  • TALKING YOURSELF OUT OF WHATGOD PUT IN YOUR HEART,
  • 00:17:37.679 --> 00:17:38.881
  • GOD PUT IN YOUR HEART,THINKING, "IT'S TOO BIG,
  • 00:17:38.881 --> 00:17:39.715
  • THINKING, "IT'S TOO BIG,TOO MUCH.
  • 00:17:39.715 --> 00:17:40.816
  • TOO MUCH.YOU DON'T HAVE THE FUNDS.
  • 00:17:40.816 --> 00:17:41.316
  • YOU DON'T HAVE THE FUNDS.YOU DON'T HAVE
  • 00:17:41.316 --> 00:17:42.384
  • YOU DON'T HAVETHE EXPERIENCE."
  • 00:17:42.384 --> 00:17:44.953
  • THE EXPERIENCE."YOU MAY NOT, BUT GOD DOES.
  • 00:17:44.953 --> 00:17:45.821
  • YOU MAY NOT, BUT GOD DOES.HE WOULDN'T HAVE
  • 00:17:45.821 --> 00:17:47.022
  • HE WOULDN'T HAVEGIVEN YOU THE DREAM
  • 00:17:47.022 --> 00:17:49.091
  • GIVEN YOU THE DREAMIF HE DIDN'T HAVE A WAY.
  • 00:17:49.091 --> 00:17:50.192
  • IF HE DIDN'T HAVE A WAY.WHY DON'T YOU GET IN
  • 00:17:50.192 --> 00:17:51.793
  • WHY DON'T YOU GET INAGREEMENT WITH GOD?
  • 00:17:51.793 --> 00:17:52.895
  • AGREEMENT WITH GOD?HE TAKES PLEASURE IN
  • 00:17:52.895 --> 00:17:54.196
  • HE TAKES PLEASURE INPROSPERING YOU.
  • 00:17:54.196 --> 00:17:55.464
  • PROSPERING YOU.HE WANTS TO TAKE YOU FURTHER
  • 00:17:55.464 --> 00:17:57.399
  • HE WANTS TO TAKE YOU FURTHERTHAN YOU'VE IMAGINED.
  • 00:17:57.399 --> 00:17:58.634
  • THAN YOU'VE IMAGINED.WHEN WE NEEDED A LARGER
  • 00:17:58.634 --> 00:18:01.003
  • WHEN WE NEEDED A LARGERAUDITORIUM, THE COMPAQ CENTER
  • 00:18:01.003 --> 00:18:02.538
  • AUDITORIUM, THE COMPAQ CENTERCAME ACROSS OUR PATH.
  • 00:18:02.538 --> 00:18:03.972
  • CAME ACROSS OUR PATH.THOSE SAME THOUGHTS CAME TO
  • 00:18:03.972 --> 00:18:05.774
  • THOSE SAME THOUGHTS CAME TOMY MIND, JUST LIKE WITH THE
  • 00:18:05.774 --> 00:18:07.209
  • MY MIND, JUST LIKE WITH THEHOUSE, "JOEL, YOU'LL NEVER
  • 00:18:07.209 --> 00:18:08.477
  • HOUSE, "JOEL, YOU'LL NEVERGET THAT BUILDING.
  • 00:18:08.477 --> 00:18:09.578
  • GET THAT BUILDING.YOU'RE WASTING YOUR TIME.
  • 00:18:09.578 --> 00:18:10.445
  • YOU'RE WASTING YOUR TIME.YOU DON'T HAVE A CHANCE."
  • 00:18:10.445 --> 00:18:11.813
  • YOU DON'T HAVE A CHANCE."THIS TIME, SOMETHING WAS
  • 00:18:11.813 --> 00:18:12.915
  • THIS TIME, SOMETHING WASDIFFERENT.
  • 00:18:12.915 --> 00:18:14.616
  • DIFFERENT.I HAD LEARNED MY LESSON.
  • 00:18:14.616 --> 00:18:15.951
  • I HAD LEARNED MY LESSON.I SAID, "NO THANKS, I'M IN
  • 00:18:15.951 --> 00:18:17.653
  • I SAID, "NO THANKS, I'M INAGREEMENT WITH GOD.
  • 00:18:17.653 --> 00:18:18.420
  • AGREEMENT WITH GOD.IT'S BIGGER THAN I'VE
  • 00:18:18.420 --> 00:18:19.521
  • IT'S BIGGER THAN I'VEIMAGINED.
  • 00:18:19.521 --> 00:18:20.789
  • IMAGINED.IT LOOKS IMPOSSIBLE, BUT I
  • 00:18:20.789 --> 00:18:22.057
  • IT LOOKS IMPOSSIBLE, BUT IKNOW GOD CAN DO THE
  • 00:18:22.057 --> 00:18:23.992
  • KNOW GOD CAN DO THEIMPOSSIBLE.
  • 00:18:23.992 --> 00:18:25.160
  • IMPOSSIBLE.ALL ALONG THE WAY, WE SAW THE
  • 00:18:25.160 --> 00:18:26.662
  • ALL ALONG THE WAY, WE SAW THEHAND OF GOD.
  • 00:18:26.662 --> 00:18:27.563
  • HAND OF GOD.HE BROUGHT THE RIGHT PEOPLE
  • 00:18:27.563 --> 00:18:28.964
  • HE BROUGHT THE RIGHT PEOPLETO HELP US.
  • 00:18:28.964 --> 00:18:30.199
  • TO HELP US.HE CHANGED CITY COUNCIL
  • 00:18:30.199 --> 00:18:31.433
  • HE CHANGED CITY COUNCILMEMBERS' MINDS.
  • 00:18:31.433 --> 00:18:32.668
  • MEMBERS' MINDS.WE SOLD A PIECE OF PROPERTY
  • 00:18:32.668 --> 00:18:34.136
  • WE SOLD A PIECE OF PROPERTYAT JUST THE RIGHT TIME TO
  • 00:18:34.136 --> 00:18:36.338
  • AT JUST THE RIGHT TIME TOMAKE A CRITICAL PAYMENT.
  • 00:18:36.338 --> 00:18:37.439
  • MAKE A CRITICAL PAYMENT.I THOUGHT WE'D HAVE TO BUILD
  • 00:18:37.439 --> 00:18:39.408
  • I THOUGHT WE'D HAVE TO BUILDAN AUDITORIUM, BUT GOD SAID,
  • 00:18:39.408 --> 00:18:41.210
  • AN AUDITORIUM, BUT GOD SAID,"SURPRISE, I HAVE AN
  • 00:18:41.210 --> 00:18:42.744
  • "SURPRISE, I HAVE ANAUDITORIUM ALREADY BUILT
  • 00:18:42.744 --> 00:18:44.813
  • AUDITORIUM ALREADY BUILTRIGHT ON THE MAIN FREEWAY."
  • 00:18:44.813 --> 00:18:46.081
  • RIGHT ON THE MAIN FREEWAY."WHEN YOU LOOK AROUND, YOU ARE
  • 00:18:46.081 --> 00:18:47.082
  • WHEN YOU LOOK AROUND, YOU ARELOOKING AT THE GOODNESS
  • 00:18:47.082 --> 00:18:48.183
  • LOOKING AT THE GOODNESSOF GOD.
  • 00:18:48.183 --> 00:18:50.052
  • OF GOD.YOU ARE LOOKING AT ABUNDANCE.
  • 00:18:50.052 --> 00:18:50.886
  • YOU ARE LOOKING AT ABUNDANCE.YOU ARE LOOKING AT
  • 00:18:50.886 --> 00:18:52.688
  • YOU ARE LOOKING ATMORE THAN ENOUGH.
  • 00:18:52.688 --> 00:18:53.722
  • MORE THAN ENOUGH.IN THE SCRIPTURE, THERE WAS A
  • 00:18:53.722 --> 00:18:55.991
  • IN THE SCRIPTURE, THERE WAS AKING OF JUDAH NAMED AHAZ.
  • 00:18:55.991 --> 00:18:58.327
  • KING OF JUDAH NAMED AHAZ.HE HAD NO REGARD FOR GOD.
  • 00:18:58.327 --> 00:18:59.528
  • HE HAD NO REGARD FOR GOD.HE CLOSED DOWN THE TEMPLE AND
  • 00:18:59.528 --> 00:19:01.663
  • HE CLOSED DOWN THE TEMPLE ANDSOLD THE SACRED TREASURES.
  • 00:19:01.663 --> 00:19:02.798
  • SOLD THE SACRED TREASURES.HE SET UP IDOLS FOR
  • 00:19:02.798 --> 00:19:04.433
  • HE SET UP IDOLS FORTHE PEOPLE TO WORSHIP.
  • 00:19:04.433 --> 00:19:05.734
  • THE PEOPLE TO WORSHIP.FIVE ARMIES CAME AGAINST HIM
  • 00:19:05.734 --> 00:19:08.003
  • FIVE ARMIES CAME AGAINST HIMEVERY TIME HE LOST.
  • 00:19:08.003 --> 00:19:09.805
  • EVERY TIME HE LOST.THE NATION WAS DECIMATED.
  • 00:19:09.805 --> 00:19:11.373
  • THE NATION WAS DECIMATED.THE PEOPLE WERE VERY POOR,
  • 00:19:11.373 --> 00:19:13.342
  • THE PEOPLE WERE VERY POOR,AND STRUGGLING TO SURVIVE.
  • 00:19:13.342 --> 00:19:14.509
  • AND STRUGGLING TO SURVIVE.KING AHAZ DIED AT THE AGE
  • 00:19:14.509 --> 00:19:17.212
  • KING AHAZ DIED AT THE AGEOF 36, AND WAS SO DISLIKED,
  • 00:19:17.212 --> 00:19:18.146
  • OF 36, AND WAS SO DISLIKED,HE WASN'T BURIED
  • 00:19:18.146 --> 00:19:19.548
  • HE WASN'T BURIEDWITH THE OTHER KINGS.
  • 00:19:19.548 --> 00:19:22.150
  • WITH THE OTHER KINGS.HIS SON HEZEKIAH TOOK OVER.
  • 00:19:22.150 --> 00:19:23.118
  • HIS SON HEZEKIAH TOOK OVER.HE HAD BEEN RAISED
  • 00:19:23.118 --> 00:19:24.453
  • HE HAD BEEN RAISEDIN DYSFUNCTION.
  • 00:19:24.453 --> 00:19:25.454
  • IN DYSFUNCTION.HE'D SEEN HIS FATHER
  • 00:19:25.454 --> 00:19:26.955
  • HE'D SEEN HIS FATHERCOMPROMISE AND TAKE THE EASY
  • 00:19:26.955 --> 00:19:29.258
  • COMPROMISE AND TAKE THE EASYWAY OUT, BUT HEZEKIAH DIDN'T
  • 00:19:29.258 --> 00:19:31.793
  • WAY OUT, BUT HEZEKIAH DIDN'TFOLLOW IN HIS FATHER'S SHOES.
  • 00:19:31.793 --> 00:19:33.528
  • FOLLOW IN HIS FATHER'S SHOES.HE WAS JUST THE OPPOSITE.
  • 00:19:33.528 --> 00:19:35.130
  • HE WAS JUST THE OPPOSITE.THE FIRST THING HE DID WAS TO
  • 00:19:35.130 --> 00:19:37.065
  • THE FIRST THING HE DID WAS TOREOPEN THE TEMPLE.
  • 00:19:37.065 --> 00:19:38.867
  • REOPEN THE TEMPLE.HE TORE DOWN THE IDOLS.
  • 00:19:38.867 --> 00:19:40.168
  • HE TORE DOWN THE IDOLS.HE BROUGHT THE PEOPLE BACK TO
  • 00:19:40.168 --> 00:19:41.870
  • HE BROUGHT THE PEOPLE BACK TOWORSHIPING GOD.
  • 00:19:41.870 --> 00:19:43.138
  • WORSHIPING GOD.THE WHOLE NATION BEGAN TO
  • 00:19:43.138 --> 00:19:44.273
  • THE WHOLE NATION BEGAN TOFLOURISH.
  • 00:19:44.273 --> 00:19:45.140
  • FLOURISH.THEY SAW GOD'S BLESSINGS AND
  • 00:19:45.140 --> 00:19:46.475
  • THEY SAW GOD'S BLESSINGS ANDFAVOR.
  • 00:19:46.475 --> 00:19:48.176
  • FAVOR.THE SCRIPTURE SAYS, "HEZEKIAH
  • 00:19:48.176 --> 00:19:50.545
  • THE SCRIPTURE SAYS, "HEZEKIAHWAS VERY WEALTHY, AND HELD IN
  • 00:19:50.545 --> 00:19:52.648
  • WAS VERY WEALTHY, AND HELD INHIGH ESTEEM.
  • 00:19:52.648 --> 00:19:53.882
  • HIGH ESTEEM.HE HAD TO BUILD SPECIAL
  • 00:19:53.882 --> 00:19:55.684
  • HE HAD TO BUILD SPECIALTREASURY BUILDINGS TO HOLD
  • 00:19:55.684 --> 00:19:57.386
  • TREASURY BUILDINGS TO HOLDHIS GOLD, SILVER, AND SPECIAL
  • 00:19:57.386 --> 00:19:58.787
  • HIS GOLD, SILVER, AND SPECIALTREASURES.
  • 00:19:58.787 --> 00:19:59.955
  • TREASURES.HE CONSTRUCTED MANY
  • 00:19:59.955 --> 00:20:02.357
  • HE CONSTRUCTED MANYSTOREHOUSES FOR HIS GRAIN,
  • 00:20:02.357 --> 00:20:03.759
  • STOREHOUSES FOR HIS GRAIN,FOR THE LORD HAD GIVEN HIM
  • 00:20:03.759 --> 00:20:05.327
  • FOR THE LORD HAD GIVEN HIMGREAT WEALTH.
  • 00:20:05.327 --> 00:20:06.762
  • GREAT WEALTH.NOTICE WHERE THE WEALTH CAME
  • 00:20:06.762 --> 00:20:08.263
  • NOTICE WHERE THE WEALTH CAMEFROM, THE LORD.
  • 00:20:08.263 --> 00:20:09.564
  • FROM, THE LORD.GOD INCREASED HIM.
  • 00:20:09.564 --> 00:20:10.532
  • GOD INCREASED HIM.HERE'S MY QUESTION.
  • 00:20:10.532 --> 00:20:12.801
  • HERE'S MY QUESTION.WHY WAS HEZEKIAH SO BLESSED,
  • 00:20:12.801 --> 00:20:14.703
  • WHY WAS HEZEKIAH SO BLESSED,YET HIS FATHER DIED IN
  • 00:20:14.703 --> 00:20:17.239
  • YET HIS FATHER DIED INDISGRACE, POOR, DEFEATED?
  • 00:20:17.239 --> 00:20:19.841
  • DISGRACE, POOR, DEFEATED?HIS FATHER DIDN'T HONOR GOD.
  • 00:20:19.841 --> 00:20:21.943
  • HIS FATHER DIDN'T HONOR GOD.WHEN YOU PUT GOD FIRST PLACE,
  • 00:20:21.943 --> 00:20:23.512
  • WHEN YOU PUT GOD FIRST PLACE,THERE IS A BLESSING ON YOUR
  • 00:20:23.512 --> 00:20:24.946
  • THERE IS A BLESSING ON YOURLIFE THAT CAUSES YOU TO
  • 00:20:24.946 --> 00:20:27.115
  • LIFE THAT CAUSES YOU TOPROSPER, A FAVOR THAT CAUSES
  • 00:20:27.115 --> 00:20:28.884
  • PROSPER, A FAVOR THAT CAUSESYOU TO RISE HIGHER TO
  • 00:20:28.884 --> 00:20:30.752
  • YOU TO RISE HIGHER TOACCOMPLISH THINGS BEYOND YOUR
  • 00:20:30.752 --> 00:20:32.921
  • ACCOMPLISH THINGS BEYOND YOUROWN ABILITY.
  • 00:20:32.921 --> 00:20:34.523
  • OWN ABILITY.PROVERBS SAYS, "WHEN YOU FEAR
  • 00:20:34.523 --> 00:20:36.091
  • PROVERBS SAYS, "WHEN YOU FEARTHE LORD."
  • 00:20:36.091 --> 00:20:37.392
  • THE LORD."THAT DOESN'T MEAN BE AFRAID.
  • 00:20:37.392 --> 00:20:39.161
  • THAT DOESN'T MEAN BE AFRAID.THAT MEANS YOU REVERENCE HIM.
  • 00:20:39.161 --> 00:20:40.829
  • THAT MEANS YOU REVERENCE HIM.YOU ASK HIM FOR GUIDANCE.
  • 00:20:40.829 --> 00:20:41.563
  • YOU ASK HIM FOR GUIDANCE.YOU TRUST HIM WITH YOUR
  • 00:20:41.563 --> 00:20:42.798
  • YOU TRUST HIM WITH YOURDREAMS.
  • 00:20:42.798 --> 00:20:43.665
  • DREAMS.YOU DO YOUR BEST TO WALK IN
  • 00:20:43.665 --> 00:20:44.800
  • YOU DO YOUR BEST TO WALK INHIS WAYS.
  • 00:20:44.800 --> 00:20:46.568
  • HIS WAYS.WHEN YOU DO THIS, IT SAYS,
  • 00:20:46.568 --> 00:20:48.603
  • WHEN YOU DO THIS, IT SAYS,"YOU WILL HAVE HONOR, WEALTH,
  • 00:20:48.603 --> 00:20:51.006
  • "YOU WILL HAVE HONOR, WEALTH,AND A LONG LIFE."
  • 00:20:51.006 --> 00:20:52.407
  • AND A LONG LIFE."I BELIEVE ONE REASON GOD HAS
  • 00:20:52.407 --> 00:20:54.009
  • I BELIEVE ONE REASON GOD HASBLESSED ME MORE THAN I CAN
  • 00:20:54.009 --> 00:20:55.844
  • BLESSED ME MORE THAN I CANIMAGINE IS NOT BECAUSE I'M
  • 00:20:55.844 --> 00:20:57.212
  • IMAGINE IS NOT BECAUSE I'MPERFECT, NOT BECAUSE I DON'T
  • 00:20:57.212 --> 00:20:59.014
  • PERFECT, NOT BECAUSE I DON'THAVE WEAKNESSES, BUT I'VE
  • 00:20:59.014 --> 00:21:01.583
  • HAVE WEAKNESSES, BUT I'VEDONE MY BEST TO HONOR GOD.
  • 00:21:01.583 --> 00:21:02.918
  • DONE MY BEST TO HONOR GOD.I LEARNED FROM THE TIME I WAS
  • 00:21:02.918 --> 00:21:04.419
  • I LEARNED FROM THE TIME I WASA LITTLE BOY TO KEEP GOD
  • 00:21:04.419 --> 00:21:06.421
  • A LITTLE BOY TO KEEP GODFIRST PLACE, TO MAKE PLEASING
  • 00:21:06.421 --> 00:21:08.557
  • FIRST PLACE, TO MAKE PLEASINGHIM MY AIM IN LIFE, TO ALWAYS
  • 00:21:08.557 --> 00:21:09.891
  • HIM MY AIM IN LIFE, TO ALWAYSHUNGER AND THIRST AFTER
  • 00:21:09.891 --> 00:21:11.093
  • HUNGER AND THIRST AFTERRIGHTEOUSNESS.
  • 00:21:11.093 --> 00:21:12.427
  • RIGHTEOUSNESS.THAT MEANS TO STRIVE TO DO
  • 00:21:12.427 --> 00:21:13.795
  • THAT MEANS TO STRIVE TO DOTHE RIGHT THING, TO TREAT
  • 00:21:13.795 --> 00:21:15.597
  • THE RIGHT THING, TO TREATPEOPLE WITH RESPECT, TO BE
  • 00:21:15.597 --> 00:21:16.665
  • PEOPLE WITH RESPECT, TO BEA PERSON OF EXCELLENCE
  • 00:21:16.665 --> 00:21:17.933
  • A PERSON OF EXCELLENCEAND INTEGRITY.
  • 00:21:17.933 --> 00:21:19.968
  • AND INTEGRITY.WHEN YOU REVERENCE THE LORD,
  • 00:21:19.968 --> 00:21:21.770
  • WHEN YOU REVERENCE THE LORD,GOD PROMISES YOU HONOR,
  • 00:21:21.770 --> 00:21:24.906
  • GOD PROMISES YOU HONOR,WEALTH, AND A LONG LIFE.
  • 00:21:24.906 --> 00:21:26.408
  • WEALTH, AND A LONG LIFE.ONE WAY WE REVERENCE GOD IS
  • 00:21:26.408 --> 00:21:28.643
  • ONE WAY WE REVERENCE GOD ISBY BRINGING THE TITHE,
  • 00:21:28.643 --> 00:21:29.911
  • BY BRINGING THE TITHE,THE FIRST 10% OF OUR INCOME,
  • 00:21:29.911 --> 00:21:32.381
  • THE FIRST 10% OF OUR INCOME,TO THE HOUSE OF THE LORD.
  • 00:21:32.381 --> 00:21:33.715
  • TO THE HOUSE OF THE LORD.WHEN WE DO THAT, IT SAYS
  • 00:21:33.715 --> 00:21:35.684
  • WHEN WE DO THAT, IT SAYSIN MALACHI, "GOD WILL OPEN
  • 00:21:35.684 --> 00:21:37.452
  • IN MALACHI, "GOD WILL OPENTHE WINDOWS OF HEAVEN
  • 00:21:37.452 --> 00:21:39.121
  • THE WINDOWS OF HEAVENAND POUR OUT A BLESSING
  • 00:21:39.121 --> 00:21:41.390
  • AND POUR OUT A BLESSINGTOO GREAT TO CONTAIN."
  • 00:21:41.390 --> 00:21:42.724
  • TOO GREAT TO CONTAIN."THIS IS WHAT HAPPENED WITH
  • 00:21:42.724 --> 00:21:44.192
  • THIS IS WHAT HAPPENED WITHHEZEKIAH.
  • 00:21:44.192 --> 00:21:45.627
  • HEZEKIAH.HE HAD TO BUILD BUILDINGS TO
  • 00:21:45.627 --> 00:21:47.562
  • HE HAD TO BUILD BUILDINGS TOHOLD ALL THE BLESSINGS THAT
  • 00:21:47.562 --> 00:21:48.897
  • HOLD ALL THE BLESSINGS THATGOD GAVE HIM.
  • 00:21:48.897 --> 00:21:50.232
  • GOD GAVE HIM.MAKE SURE YOU'RE DOING YOUR
  • 00:21:50.232 --> 00:21:52.300
  • MAKE SURE YOU'RE DOING YOURPART, AND GOD HAS PROMISED HE
  • 00:21:52.300 --> 00:21:54.236
  • PART, AND GOD HAS PROMISED HEWILL POUR OUT BLESSINGS YOU
  • 00:21:54.236 --> 00:21:56.271
  • WILL POUR OUT BLESSINGS YOUCANNOT CONTAIN, BLESSINGS
  • 00:21:56.271 --> 00:21:57.372
  • CANNOT CONTAIN, BLESSINGSTHAT WILL TAKE YOU
  • 00:21:57.372 --> 00:21:59.307
  • THAT WILL TAKE YOUIN THE OVERFLOW.
  • 00:21:59.307 --> 00:22:00.175
  • IN THE OVERFLOW.WE SEE THIS IN LUKE
  • 00:22:00.175 --> 00:22:01.343
  • WE SEE THIS IN LUKECHAPTER 5.
  • 00:22:01.343 --> 00:22:02.577
  • CHAPTER 5.JESUS WAS TEACHING ON THE
  • 00:22:02.577 --> 00:22:04.179
  • JESUS WAS TEACHING ON THESHORE OF GALILEE, AND IT WAS
  • 00:22:04.179 --> 00:22:06.081
  • SHORE OF GALILEE, AND IT WASSO CROWDED, HE ASKED PETER IF
  • 00:22:06.081 --> 00:22:08.049
  • SO CROWDED, HE ASKED PETER IFHE COULD BORROW HIS BOAT.
  • 00:22:08.049 --> 00:22:09.384
  • HE COULD BORROW HIS BOAT.THEY HAD NEVER MET BEFORE,
  • 00:22:09.384 --> 00:22:10.919
  • THEY HAD NEVER MET BEFORE,BUT PETER AGREED.
  • 00:22:10.919 --> 00:22:12.320
  • BUT PETER AGREED.WHEN JESUS FINISHED TEACHING,
  • 00:22:12.320 --> 00:22:14.256
  • WHEN JESUS FINISHED TEACHING,HE TOLD PETER TO LAUNCH OUT
  • 00:22:14.256 --> 00:22:16.091
  • HE TOLD PETER TO LAUNCH OUTINTO THE DEEP AND HE WOULD
  • 00:22:16.091 --> 00:22:18.460
  • INTO THE DEEP AND HE WOULDCATCH A GREAT AMOUNT OF FISH.
  • 00:22:18.460 --> 00:22:19.494
  • CATCH A GREAT AMOUNT OF FISH.THERE WERE NO FISH THERE A
  • 00:22:19.494 --> 00:22:21.129
  • THERE WERE NO FISH THERE ALITTLE EARLIER, BUT PETER
  • 00:22:21.129 --> 00:22:22.564
  • LITTLE EARLIER, BUT PETERWENT BACK OUT AND CAUGHT SO
  • 00:22:22.564 --> 00:22:24.699
  • WENT BACK OUT AND CAUGHT SOMANY FISH THAT HIS NET BEGAN
  • 00:22:24.699 --> 00:22:26.701
  • MANY FISH THAT HIS NET BEGANTO BREAK, OVERFLOW,
  • 00:22:26.701 --> 00:22:27.669
  • TO BREAK, OVERFLOW,ABUNDANCE.
  • 00:22:27.669 --> 00:22:29.171
  • ABUNDANCE.HE HAD TO CALL OTHER BOATS TO
  • 00:22:29.171 --> 00:22:30.839
  • HE HAD TO CALL OTHER BOATS TOHELP HIM GET THE FISH BACK TO
  • 00:22:30.839 --> 00:22:32.207
  • HELP HIM GET THE FISH BACK TOTHE SHORE.
  • 00:22:32.207 --> 00:22:33.442
  • THE SHORE.HERE'S THE PRINCIPLE.
  • 00:22:33.442 --> 00:22:34.843
  • HERE'S THE PRINCIPLE.A FEW HOURS EARLIER, PETER
  • 00:22:34.843 --> 00:22:36.211
  • A FEW HOURS EARLIER, PETERHAD FISHED ALL NIGHT AND
  • 00:22:36.211 --> 00:22:37.846
  • HAD FISHED ALL NIGHT ANDCAUGHT NOTHING.
  • 00:22:37.846 --> 00:22:39.815
  • CAUGHT NOTHING.BUT WHEN HE HONORED JESUS BY
  • 00:22:39.815 --> 00:22:41.550
  • BUT WHEN HE HONORED JESUS BYLETTING HIM USE HIS BOAT,
  • 00:22:41.550 --> 00:22:43.452
  • LETTING HIM USE HIS BOAT,WHEN HE PUT GOD FIRST PLACE,
  • 00:22:43.452 --> 00:22:45.053
  • WHEN HE PUT GOD FIRST PLACE,NOW, INSTEAD OF DEALING WITH
  • 00:22:45.053 --> 00:22:46.955
  • NOW, INSTEAD OF DEALING WITHNO FISH, INSTEAD OF BEING IN
  • 00:22:46.955 --> 00:22:49.024
  • NO FISH, INSTEAD OF BEING INLACK, STRUGGLING, HIS FOCUS
  • 00:22:49.024 --> 00:22:51.026
  • LACK, STRUGGLING, HIS FOCUSHAS GONE FROM NOT HAVING
  • 00:22:51.026 --> 00:22:52.961
  • HAS GONE FROM NOT HAVINGENOUGH TO, HOW IS HE GOING TO
  • 00:22:52.961 --> 00:22:54.095
  • ENOUGH TO, HOW IS HE GOING TOGET ALL THE FISH BACK TO THE
  • 00:22:54.095 --> 00:22:55.263
  • GET ALL THE FISH BACK TO THESHORE?
  • 00:22:55.263 --> 00:22:56.198
  • SHORE?HOW IS HE GOING TO MANAGE
  • 00:22:56.198 --> 00:22:57.732
  • HOW IS HE GOING TO MANAGEALL THE PROFITS?
  • 00:22:57.732 --> 00:22:59.267
  • ALL THE PROFITS?THAT'S GOD'S DREAM,
  • 00:22:59.267 --> 00:23:00.569
  • THAT'S GOD'S DREAM,TO POUR OUT BLESSINGS
  • 00:23:00.569 --> 00:23:02.671
  • TO POUR OUT BLESSINGSYOU CANNOT CONTAIN.
  • 00:23:02.671 --> 00:23:03.371
  • YOU CANNOT CONTAIN.SO, INSTEAD OF LIVING
  • 00:23:03.371 --> 00:23:05.073
  • SO, INSTEAD OF LIVINGWORRIED, WONDERING IF YOU'RE
  • 00:23:05.073 --> 00:23:06.341
  • WORRIED, WONDERING IF YOU'REGOING TO MAKE IT, WONDERING
  • 00:23:06.341 --> 00:23:07.542
  • GOING TO MAKE IT, WONDERINGIF THERE'S GOING TO BE
  • 00:23:07.542 --> 00:23:08.810
  • IF THERE'S GOING TO BEENOUGH, YOU SPEND THAT SAME
  • 00:23:08.810 --> 00:23:10.345
  • ENOUGH, YOU SPEND THAT SAMEENERGY TRYING TO FIGURE OUT
  • 00:23:10.345 --> 00:23:12.147
  • ENERGY TRYING TO FIGURE OUTHOW YOU'RE GOING TO INVEST
  • 00:23:12.147 --> 00:23:13.515
  • HOW YOU'RE GOING TO INVESTTHE INCREASE, HOW YOU'RE
  • 00:23:13.515 --> 00:23:14.850
  • THE INCREASE, HOW YOU'REGOING TO BE A GOOD STEWARD
  • 00:23:14.850 --> 00:23:15.917
  • GOING TO BE A GOOD STEWARDWITH WHAT GOD HAS BLESSED YOU
  • 00:23:15.917 --> 00:23:16.918
  • WITH WHAT GOD HAS BLESSED YOUWITH.
  • 00:23:16.918 --> 00:23:18.019
  • WITH.IT ALL STARTS BY KEEPING GOD
  • 00:23:18.019 --> 00:23:19.754
  • THE ISRAELITES HAD BEEN IN
  • 00:23:21.256 --> 00:23:23.558
  • THE ISRAELITES HAD BEEN INSLAVERY 400 YEARS, STRUGGLE,
  • 00:23:23.558 --> 00:23:25.193
  • SLAVERY 400 YEARS, STRUGGLE,LACK, MISTREATED.
  • 00:23:25.193 --> 00:23:26.561
  • LACK, MISTREATED.THEY HAD NO RESOURCES, NO
  • 00:23:26.561 --> 00:23:28.230
  • THEY HAD NO RESOURCES, NOMONEY, JUST THE OPPOSITE OF
  • 00:23:28.230 --> 00:23:30.365
  • MONEY, JUST THE OPPOSITE OFABUNDANCE, AND, YES, WE ALL
  • 00:23:30.365 --> 00:23:32.033
  • ABUNDANCE, AND, YES, WE ALLGO THROUGH SEASONS OF
  • 00:23:32.033 --> 00:23:33.668
  • GO THROUGH SEASONS OFSTRUGGLE, SEASONS WHERE
  • 00:23:33.668 --> 00:23:35.203
  • STRUGGLE, SEASONS WHEREWE'RE NOT SEEING INCREASE.
  • 00:23:35.203 --> 00:23:36.905
  • WE'RE NOT SEEING INCREASE.YOU MAY BE THERE NOW, BUT
  • 00:23:36.905 --> 00:23:38.340
  • YOU MAY BE THERE NOW, BUTTHAT IS NOT HOW YOUR STORY
  • 00:23:38.340 --> 00:23:39.774
  • THAT IS NOT HOW YOUR STORYENDS.
  • 00:23:39.774 --> 00:23:41.643
  • ENDS.DON'T GIVE UP IN THE MIDDLE.
  • 00:23:41.643 --> 00:23:43.078
  • DON'T GIVE UP IN THE MIDDLE.SOMETHING IS COMING.
  • 00:23:43.078 --> 00:23:45.614
  • SOMETHING IS COMING.GOD IS A GOD OF JUSTICE.
  • 00:23:45.614 --> 00:23:46.848
  • GOD IS A GOD OF JUSTICE.HE'S NOT ONLY GOING TO BRING
  • 00:23:46.848 --> 00:23:48.450
  • HE'S NOT ONLY GOING TO BRINGYOU OUT, HE'S GOING TO MAKE
  • 00:23:48.450 --> 00:23:49.651
  • YOU OUT, HE'S GOING TO MAKEUP FOR WHAT YOU'VE BEEN
  • 00:23:49.651 --> 00:23:50.952
  • UP FOR WHAT YOU'VE BEENTHROUGH.
  • 00:23:50.952 --> 00:23:53.088
  • THROUGH.PSALM 105 SAYS: "GOD BROUGHT
  • 00:23:53.088 --> 00:23:55.056
  • PSALM 105 SAYS: "GOD BROUGHTTHE ISRAELITES SAFELY OUT OF
  • 00:23:55.056 --> 00:23:57.425
  • THE ISRAELITES SAFELY OUT OFEGYPT LOADED WITH SILVER AND
  • 00:23:57.425 --> 00:23:58.927
  • EGYPT LOADED WITH SILVER ANDGOLD."
  • 00:23:58.927 --> 00:23:59.961
  • GOLD."THEY DIDN'T COME OUT OF THAT
  • 00:23:59.961 --> 00:24:01.696
  • THEY DIDN'T COME OUT OF THATINJUSTICE EMPTY-HANDED.
  • 00:24:01.696 --> 00:24:03.498
  • INJUSTICE EMPTY-HANDED.THEY CAME OUT LOADED.
  • 00:24:03.498 --> 00:24:04.633
  • THEY CAME OUT LOADED.THAT'S WHAT GOD WANTS FOR
  • 00:24:04.633 --> 00:24:06.468
  • THAT'S WHAT GOD WANTS FORYOU, NOT TO BE LOADED WITH
  • 00:24:06.468 --> 00:24:08.637
  • YOU, NOT TO BE LOADED WITHBURDENS, DEBT, DEPRESSION,
  • 00:24:08.637 --> 00:24:10.639
  • BURDENS, DEBT, DEPRESSION,SICKNESSES, BUT LOADED WITH
  • 00:24:10.639 --> 00:24:12.140
  • SICKNESSES, BUT LOADED WITHBLESSINGS, LOADED WITH
  • 00:24:12.140 --> 00:24:14.476
  • WHEN WE WERE LITTLE CHILDREN
  • 00:24:16.545 --> 00:24:17.913
  • WHEN WE WERE LITTLE CHILDRENAND WE WOULD SEE SOMEONE WE
  • 00:24:17.913 --> 00:24:19.080
  • AND WE WOULD SEE SOMEONE WETHOUGHT WAS WELL-OFF, WE'D
  • 00:24:19.080 --> 00:24:20.148
  • THOUGHT WAS WELL-OFF, WE'DSAY, "MAN, LOOK AT THEM.
  • 00:24:20.148 --> 00:24:21.516
  • SAY, "MAN, LOOK AT THEM.THEY'RE LOADED.
  • 00:24:21.516 --> 00:24:23.051
  • THEY'RE LOADED.WHEN I LOOK AT YOU TODAY, I
  • 00:24:23.051 --> 00:24:24.920
  • WHEN I LOOK AT YOU TODAY, ISEE LOADED PEOPLE, LOADED
  • 00:24:24.920 --> 00:24:26.988
  • SEE LOADED PEOPLE, LOADEDWITH FAVOR, LOADED WITH GOOD
  • 00:24:26.988 --> 00:24:28.490
  • WITH FAVOR, LOADED WITH GOODBREAKS, LOADED WITH
  • 00:24:28.490 --> 00:24:30.592
  • BREAKS, LOADED WITHCREATIVITY.
  • 00:24:30.592 --> 00:24:31.893
  • CREATIVITY.NOW, DO YOUR PART.
  • 00:24:31.893 --> 00:24:33.595
  • NOW, DO YOUR PART.KEEP GOD FIRST PLACE.
  • 00:24:33.595 --> 00:24:34.663
  • KEEP GOD FIRST PLACE.TAKE THE LIMITS OFF OF HIM
  • 00:24:34.663 --> 00:24:35.697
  • TAKE THE LIMITS OFF OF HIMAND HAVE THIS
  • 00:24:35.697 --> 00:24:37.532
  • IF YOU'LL DO THIS, I BELIEVE
  • 00:24:39.000 --> 00:24:41.636
  • IF YOU'LL DO THIS, I BELIEVEAND DECLARE, INCREASE IS
  • 00:24:41.636 --> 00:24:43.405
  • AND DECLARE, INCREASE ISCOMING IN WAYS BIGGER THAN
  • 00:24:43.405 --> 00:24:44.839
  • COMING IN WAYS BIGGER THANYOU'VE EVER IMAGINED.
  • 00:24:44.839 --> 00:24:46.007
  • YOU'VE EVER IMAGINED.GOD IS GOING TO OPEN DOORS
  • 00:24:46.007 --> 00:24:48.176
  • GOD IS GOING TO OPEN DOORSYOU NEVER DREAMED WOULD OPEN.
  • 00:24:48.176 --> 00:24:49.578
  • YOU NEVER DREAMED WOULD OPEN.BECAUSE YOU REVERENCE HIM,
  • 00:24:49.578 --> 00:24:51.513
  • BECAUSE YOU REVERENCE HIM,YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE HONOR,
  • 00:24:51.513 --> 00:24:53.848
  • YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE HONOR,WEALTH, AND A LONG, BLESSED,
  • 00:24:53.848 --> 00:24:56.651
  • WEALTH, AND A LONG, BLESSED,ABUNDANT, FAVOR-FILLED LIFE,
  • 00:24:56.651 --> 00:24:58.486
  • ABUNDANT, FAVOR-FILLED LIFE,IN JESUS'S NAME, AND IF YOU
  • 00:24:58.486 --> 00:24:59.721
  • IN JESUS'S NAME, AND IF YOURECEIVE IT, CAN YOU SAY,
  • 00:24:59.721 --> 00:25:01.556
  • I'D LIKE TO GIVE YOU AN
  • 00:25:03.291 --> 00:25:04.326
  • I'D LIKE TO GIVE YOU ANOPPORTUNITY TO MAKE JESUS
  • 00:25:04.326 --> 00:25:06.494
  • OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE JESUSTHE LORD OF YOUR LIFE.
  • 00:25:06.494 --> 00:25:07.929
  • THE LORD OF YOUR LIFE.WOULD YOU PRAY WITH ME?
  • 00:25:07.929 --> 00:25:10.398
  • WOULD YOU PRAY WITH ME?JUST SAY, "LORD JESUS,
  • 00:25:10.398 --> 00:25:12.934
  • JUST SAY, "LORD JESUS,I REPENT OF MY SINS.
  • 00:25:12.934 --> 00:25:15.003
  • I REPENT OF MY SINS.COME INTO MY HEART.
  • 00:25:15.003 --> 00:25:16.571
  • COME INTO MY HEART.I MAKE YOU MY LORD
  • 00:25:16.571 --> 00:25:18.807
  • I MAKE YOU MY LORDAND SAVIOR."
  • 00:25:18.807 --> 00:25:19.808
  • AND SAVIOR."FRIEND, IF YOU PRAYED THAT
  • 00:25:19.808 --> 00:25:20.976
  • FRIEND, IF YOU PRAYED THATSIMPLE PRAYER, WE BELIEVE
  • 00:25:20.976 --> 00:25:22.577
  • SIMPLE PRAYER, WE BELIEVEYOU GOT BORN AGAIN.
  • 00:25:22.577 --> 00:25:23.445
  • YOU GOT BORN AGAIN.GET IN A GOOD BIBLE-BASED
  • 00:25:23.445 --> 00:25:24.879
  • GET IN A GOOD BIBLE-BASEDCHURCH, AND KEEP GOD
  • 00:25:24.879 --> 00:25:26.514
  • CHURCH, AND KEEP GODFIRST PLACE.
  • 00:25:26.514 --> 00:25:27.248
  • FIRST PLACE.VICTORIA AND I WILL BE
  • 00:25:27.248 --> 00:25:28.383
  • VICTORIA AND I WILL BERIGHT BACK TO SPEAK
  • 00:25:28.383 --> 00:25:29.718
  • .
  • 00:25:30.385 --> 00:25:31.419
  • .>ANNCR: THIS DECEMBER, AS A
  • 00:25:31.419 --> 00:25:32.454
  • >ANNCR: THIS DECEMBER, AS ATHANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT
  • 00:25:32.454 --> 00:25:33.888
  • THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORTOF OUR MINISTRY, JOEL AND
  • 00:25:33.888 --> 00:25:35.156
  • OF OUR MINISTRY, JOEL ANDVICTORIA WOULD LIKE TO SEND
  • 00:25:35.156 --> 00:25:36.458
  • SERIES, "TRUSTING GOD EVEN
  • 00:25:38.627 --> 00:25:40.795
  • SERIES, "TRUSTING GOD EVENWHEN YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND".
  • 00:25:40.795 --> 00:25:41.963
  • THROUGH, THIS SERIES WILL
  • 00:25:43.298 --> 00:25:44.566
  • THROUGH, THIS SERIES WILLCHALLENGE YOU TO KEEP YOUR
  • 00:25:44.566 --> 00:25:45.967
  • CHALLENGE YOU TO KEEP YOUREYES ON GOD'S WORD AND HIS
  • 00:25:45.967 --> 00:25:47.902
  • EYES ON GOD'S WORD AND HISPROMISES.
  • 00:25:47.902 --> 00:25:48.670
  • PROMISES.>VICTORIA: GOD HAS A BRIGHT
  • 00:25:48.670 --> 00:25:50.105
  • >VICTORIA: GOD HAS A BRIGHTFUTURE IN STORE FOR YOU.
  • 00:25:50.105 --> 00:25:51.439
  • FUTURE IN STORE FOR YOU.BUT ALONG THE WAY, THERE
  • 00:25:51.439 --> 00:25:52.474
  • BUT ALONG THE WAY, THEREWILL BE THINGS YOU DON'T
  • 00:25:52.474 --> 00:25:53.808
  • WILL BE THINGS YOU DON'TUNDERSTAND.
  • 00:25:53.808 --> 00:25:55.110
  • UNDERSTAND.IT'S EASY TO GET DISCOURAGED
  • 00:25:55.110 --> 00:25:56.211
  • IT'S EASY TO GET DISCOURAGEDBUT GOD IS WORKING BEHIND
  • 00:25:56.211 --> 00:25:57.245
  • BUT GOD IS WORKING BEHINDTHE SCENES.
  • 00:25:57.245 --> 00:25:58.079
  • THE SCENES.HE'S GOING TO CONNECT THE
  • 00:25:58.079 --> 00:25:59.581
  • HE'S GOING TO CONNECT THEDOTS AND MAKE IT ALL WORK
  • 00:25:59.581 --> 00:26:00.882
  • DOTS AND MAKE IT ALL WORKOUT FOR YOUR GOOD.
  • 00:26:00.882 --> 00:26:01.650
  • OUT FOR YOUR GOOD.>JOEL: IT MAY NOT MAKE SENSE
  • 00:26:01.650 --> 00:26:02.817
  • >JOEL: IT MAY NOT MAKE SENSEYET, BUT ONE DAY YOU'RE
  • 00:26:02.817 --> 00:26:03.985
  • YET, BUT ONE DAY YOU'REGOING TO SEE WHAT GOD WAS
  • 00:26:03.985 --> 00:26:05.620
  • GOING TO SEE WHAT GOD WASUP TO. REQUEST THIS RESOURCE.
  • 00:26:05.620 --> 00:26:06.955
  • UP TO. REQUEST THIS RESOURCE.IT WILL HELP YOU TO STAY IN
  • 00:26:06.955 --> 00:26:08.189
  • IT WILL HELP YOU TO STAY INFAITH AND BELIEVE FOR THE
  • 00:26:08.189 --> 00:26:09.658
  • FAITH AND BELIEVE FOR THEBRIGHT FUTURE THAT BELONGS
  • 00:26:09.658 --> 00:26:11.359
  • >ANNCR: REQUEST YOUR COPY OF
  • 00:26:12.127 --> 00:26:13.361
  • >ANNCR: REQUEST YOUR COPY OF"TRUSTING GOD EVEN WHEN YOU
  • 00:26:13.361 --> 00:26:15.330
  • "TRUSTING GOD EVEN WHEN YOUDON'T UNDERSTAND" TODAY AT
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  • DON'T UNDERSTAND" TODAY ATJOELOSTEEN.COM OR CALL
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  • >JOEL: YOUR SUPPORT IS
  • 00:26:23.138 --> 00:26:24.072
  • >JOEL: YOUR SUPPORT ISMAKING A DIFFERENCE AROUND
  • 00:26:24.072 --> 00:26:25.340
  • MAKING A DIFFERENCE AROUNDTHE WORLD. THANK YOU SO MUCH
  • 00:26:25.340 --> 00:26:26.574
  • THE WORLD. THANK YOU SO MUCHFOR YOUR PRAYER, YOUR
  • 00:26:26.574 --> 00:26:28.209
  • FOR YOUR PRAYER, YOURGENEROSITY. YOU ARE HELPING
  • 00:26:28.209 --> 00:26:30.045
  • GENEROSITY. YOU ARE HELPINGTO CHANGE PEOPLES LIVES.
  • 00:26:30.045 --> 00:26:30.779
  • TO CHANGE PEOPLES LIVES.AND A SPECIAL THANK YOU
  • 00:26:30.779 --> 00:26:32.113
  • AND A SPECIAL THANK YOUTO OUR CHAMPION OF HOPE
  • 00:26:32.113 --> 00:26:33.515
  • TO OUR CHAMPION OF HOPEPARTNERS FOR ALL YOU DO TO
  • 00:26:33.515 --> 00:26:35.550
  • PARTNERS FOR ALL YOU DO TOMAKE THE MINISTRY POSSIBLE.
  • 00:26:35.550 --> 00:26:36.451
  • BOOK. IT'S CALLED,
  • 00:26:37.652 --> 00:26:39.621
  • BOOK. IT'S CALLED,"EMPTY OUT THE NEGATIVE".
  • 00:26:39.621 --> 00:26:40.522
  • "EMPTY OUT THE NEGATIVE".IT WILL HELP YOU LIVE FROM
  • 00:26:40.522 --> 00:26:41.823
  • IT WILL HELP YOU LIVE FROMA PLACE OF FAITH, A PLACE
  • 00:26:41.823 --> 00:26:42.991
  • A PLACE OF FAITH, A PLACEOF TRUST.
  • 00:26:42.991 --> 00:26:43.558
  • OF TRUST.I HOPE YOU'LL PICK UP A COPY
  • 00:26:43.558 --> 00:26:45.827
  • I HOPE YOU'LL PICK UP A COPYFOR YOU AND A FRIEND.
  • 00:26:45.827 --> 00:26:46.628
  • FOR YOU AND A FRIEND.AND DON'T FORGET ABOUT THE
  • 00:26:46.628 --> 00:26:48.329
  • AND DON'T FORGET ABOUT THEINSPIRATION CUBE.
  • 00:26:48.329 --> 00:26:49.064
  • INSPIRATION CUBE.WE'RE GETTING SO MANY GREAT
  • 00:26:49.064 --> 00:26:50.565
  • WE'RE GETTING SO MANY GREATREPORTS. IT HAS OVER 400
  • 00:26:50.565 --> 00:26:52.701
  • REPORTS. IT HAS OVER 400OF MY MESSAGES ON IT,
  • 00:26:52.701 --> 00:26:54.169
  • OF MY MESSAGES ON IT,31 DECLARATIONS, ONE FOR
  • 00:26:54.169 --> 00:26:56.404
  • 31 DECLARATIONS, ONE FOREACH DAY OF THE MONTH.
  • 00:26:56.404 --> 00:26:57.238
  • EACH DAY OF THE MONTH.IT WILL BE A GREAT BLESSING
  • 00:26:57.238 --> 00:26:58.807
  • IT WILL BE A GREAT BLESSINGTO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.
  • 00:26:58.807 --> 00:27:00.075
  • YOU AND YOUR FAMILY A VERY
  • 00:27:01.810 --> 00:27:03.244
  • YOU AND YOUR FAMILY A VERYMERRY CHRISTMAS.
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  • MERRY CHRISTMAS.WE ARE PRAYING THAT YOU'RE
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  • WE ARE PRAYING THAT YOU'REGOING TO HAVE A GREAT
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  • GOING TO HAVE A GREATCHRISTMAS SEASON AND THAT
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  • CHRISTMAS SEASON AND THATYOU'RE GOING TO FINISH 2020
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  • YOU'RE GOING TO FINISH 2020STRONG.
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  • STRONG.UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN, MAY THE
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  • UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN, MAY THELORD BLESS YOU AND KEEP YOU.
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  • LORD BLESS YOU AND KEEP YOU.MAY HE SHOW YOU HIS FAVOR
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  • MAY HE SHOW YOU HIS FAVORAND HAVE MERCY ON YOU.
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  • AND HAVE MERCY ON YOU.MAY HE WATCH OVER YOU AND
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  • > ANNCR: STAY CONNECTED
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  • > ANNCR: STAY CONNECTEDWITH US ON SOCIAL MEDIA BY
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  • WITH US ON SOCIAL MEDIA BYFOLLOWING JOEL OSTEEN TODAY.
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  • FOLLOWING JOEL OSTEEN TODAY..
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