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January 24, 2021
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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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  • US TODAY. I HOPE YOU'LL
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  • US TODAY. I HOPE YOU'LLSTAY CONNECTED WITH US
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  • STAY CONNECTED WITH USTHROUGHOUT THE WEEK.
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  • THROUGHOUT THE WEEK.WE HAVE A DAILY PODCAST THAT
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  • WE HAVE A DAILY PODCAST THATYOU CAN DOWNLOAD; OR YOU CAN
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  • YOU CAN DOWNLOAD; OR YOU CANGO TO OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL
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  • GO TO OUR YOUTUBE CHANNELAND WATCH THE MESSAGES
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  • AND WATCH THE MESSAGESANYTIME; OR YOU CAN FOLLOW
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  • ANYTIME; OR YOU CAN FOLLOWUS ON SOCIAL MEDIA.
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  • US ON SOCIAL MEDIA.I PROMISE YOU WE'LL KEEP
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  • I PROMISE YOU WE'LL KEEPYOU ENCOURAGED AND
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  • YOU ENCOURAGED ANDINSPIRED. THANKS FOR
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  • INSPIRED. THANKS FORTUNING IN. THANKS AGAIN
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  • TUNING IN. THANKS AGAINFOR COMING OUT.
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  • FOR COMING OUT.I LIKE TO START WITH
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  • I LIKE TO START WITHSOMETHING FUNNY.
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  • SOMETHING FUNNY.I HEARD ABOUT THIS MAN,
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  • I HEARD ABOUT THIS MAN,HE WAS QUIETLY READING THE
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  • HE WAS QUIETLY READING THENEWSPAPER, WHEN HIS WIFE
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  • NEWSPAPER, WHEN HIS WIFESNUCK UP BEHIND HIM AND
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  • SNUCK UP BEHIND HIM ANDHIT HIM ON THE HEAD WITH
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  • HIT HIM ON THE HEAD WITHA FRYING PAN.
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  • A FRYING PAN.HE SAID, "WHAT WAS THAT
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  • HE SAID, "WHAT WAS THATFOR?"
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  • FOR?"SHE SAID, "THAT WAS FOR THE
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  • SHE SAID, "THAT WAS FOR THEPIECE OF PAPER I FOUND IN
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  • PIECE OF PAPER I FOUND INYOUR POCKET WITH THE NAME
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  • YOUR POCKET WITH THE NAMEMARY LOU ON IT."
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  • MARY LOU ON IT."HE SAID, "OH, HONEY,
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  • HE SAID, "OH, HONEY,THAT'S JUST ONE OF THE
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  • THAT'S JUST ONE OF THEHORSES I BET ON AT THE
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  • HORSES I BET ON AT THERACETRACK LAST WEEK."
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  • RACETRACK LAST WEEK."SHE APOLOGIZED AND WENT
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  • SHE APOLOGIZED AND WENTABOUT HER BUSINESS.
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  • ABOUT HER BUSINESS.TWO DAYS LATER, SHE HIT HIM
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  • TWO DAYS LATER, SHE HIT HIMON THE HEAD WITH A BIGGER
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  • ON THE HEAD WITH A BIGGERFRYING PAN.
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  • FRYING PAN.AFTER HE WOKE UP, HE SAID,
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  • AFTER HE WOKE UP, HE SAID,"WHAT IN THE WORLD WAS THAT
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  • "WHAT IN THE WORLD WAS THATFOR?"
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  • FOR?"SHE SAID, "YOUR HORSE JUST
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  • SHE SAID, "YOUR HORSE JUSTCALLED." (LAUGHTER)
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  • CALLED." (LAUGHTER)SAY IT LIKE YOU MEAN IT.
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  • SAY IT LIKE YOU MEAN IT.THIS IS MY BIBLE.
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  • 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:
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  • I BOLDLY CONFESS:MY MIND IS ALERT.
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  • MY MIND IS ALERT.MY HEART IS RECEPTIVE.
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  • IN JESUS' NAME.
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  • I WANT TO TALK TO YOU TODAY
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  • I WANT TO TALK TO YOU TODAYABOUT START A BLESSING.
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  • ABOUT START A BLESSING.THE DECISIONS WE MAKE DON'T
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  • THE DECISIONS WE MAKE DON'TJUST AFFECT OUR LIVES; THEY
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  • JUST AFFECT OUR LIVES; THEYAFFECT GENERATIONS TO COME.
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  • AFFECT GENERATIONS TO COME.THE WAY YOU LIVE CAN MAKE IT
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  • THE WAY YOU LIVE CAN MAKE ITEASIER ON YOUR CHILDREN OR
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  • EASIER ON YOUR CHILDREN ORIT CAN MAKE IT CAN MAKE IT
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  • IT CAN MAKE IT CAN MAKE ITMORE DIFFICULT.
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  • MORE DIFFICULT.YOU CAN BE A STEPPINGSTONE
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  • YOU CAN BE A STEPPINGSTONEFOR THEM TO DO GREATER
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  • FOR THEM TO DO GREATERTHINGS OR A STUMBLING BLOCK
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  • THINGS OR A STUMBLING BLOCKTHAT HOLDS THEM BACK.
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  • THAT HOLDS THEM BACK.NO PERSON LIVES AND DIES
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  • NO PERSON LIVES AND DIESUNTO HIMSELF.
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  • UNTO HIMSELF.THE BLESSING AND FAVOR THAT
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  • THE BLESSING AND FAVOR THATYOU'RE WALKING IN TODAY, IT
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  • YOU'RE WALKING IN TODAY, ITDIDN'T HAPPEN JUST BECAUSE
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  • DIDN'T HAPPEN JUST BECAUSEOF YOU, SOMEBODY WENT BEFORE
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  • OF YOU, SOMEBODY WENT BEFOREYOU THAT SOWED SEEDS SO YOU
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  • YOU THAT SOWED SEEDS SO YOUCOULD BE BLESSED.
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  • COULD BE BLESSED.A PRAYING MOTHER, A
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  • A PRAYING MOTHER, AGRANDFATHER THAT HONORED
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  • GRANDFATHER THAT HONOREDGOD, A GREAT, GREAT RELATIVE
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  • GOD, A GREAT, GREAT RELATIVETHAT YOU NEVER MET, BUT THEY
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  • THAT YOU NEVER MET, BUT THEYGAVE, THEY SERVED AND NOW
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  • GAVE, THEY SERVED AND NOWYOU'RE REAPING A HARVEST
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  • YOU'RE REAPING A HARVESTOF WHAT THEY PLANTED.
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  • OF WHAT THEY PLANTED.IN THE SAME WAY, NEGATIVE
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  • IN THE SAME WAY, NEGATIVETHINGS WE'RE DEALING WITH
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  • THINGS WE'RE DEALING WITHHAVE BEEN PASSED DOWN.
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  • HAVE BEEN PASSED DOWN.ADDICTIONS, ANGER,
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  • ADDICTIONS, ANGER,DEPRESSION, THAT DIDN'T
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  • DEPRESSION, THAT DIDN'TSTART WITH YOU, THE GOOD
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  • START WITH YOU, THE GOODNEWS IS, IT CAN STOP WITH
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  • NEWS IS, IT CAN STOP WITHYOU. YOU CAN BE THE ONE
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  • YOU. YOU CAN BE THE ONETO SET YOUR FAMILY ON
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  • TO SET YOUR FAMILY ONA NEW COURSE.
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  • A NEW COURSE.YOU CAN START A BLESSING.
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  • YOU CAN START A BLESSING.YOU CAN START FREEDOM,
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  • YOU CAN START FREEDOM,YOU CAN START WHOLENESS,
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  • YOU CAN START WHOLENESS,YOU CAN START VICTORY.
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  • YOU CAN START VICTORY.WHEN YOU MAKE DECISIONS
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  • WHEN YOU MAKE DECISIONSTHAT HONOR GOD, WHEN YOU'RE
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  • THAT HONOR GOD, WHEN YOU'REGENEROUS, WHEN YOU'RE
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  • GENEROUS, WHEN YOU'REFAITHFUL, YOUR LIFE IS
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  • FAITHFUL, YOUR LIFE ISNOT ONLY GOING TO BE MORE
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  • NOT ONLY GOING TO BE MOREREWARDING, MORE FULFILLING,
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  • REWARDING, MORE FULFILLING,BUT THAT FAITHFULNESS, THAT
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  • BUT THAT FAITHFULNESS, THATOBEDIENCE, IS BEING CREDITED
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  • OBEDIENCE, IS BEING CREDITEDTO YOUR CHILDREN'S ACCOUNT,
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  • TO YOUR CHILDREN'S ACCOUNT,TO YOUR GRANDCHILDREN,
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  • TO YOUR GRANDCHILDREN,TO FUTURE GENERATIONS.
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  • TO FUTURE GENERATIONS.JUST AS THE NEGATIVE GETS
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  • JUST AS THE NEGATIVE GETSPASSED DOWN, HOW MUCH MORE
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  • PASSED DOWN, HOW MUCH MORETHE POSITIVE.
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  • THE POSITIVE.WE HEAR A LOT ABOUT
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  • WE HEAR A LOT ABOUTGENERATIONAL CURSES, BUT
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  • GENERATIONAL CURSES, BUTTHERE'S SOMETHING CALLED
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  • THERE'S SOMETHING CALLEDA GENERATIONAL BLESSING.
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  • A GENERATIONAL BLESSING.GOD IS KEEPING AN ACCOUNT OF
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  • GOD IS KEEPING AN ACCOUNT OFEVERY GOOD THING YOU DO, THE
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  • EVERY GOOD THING YOU DO, THETIMES YOU FORGIVE WHEN YOU
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  • TIMES YOU FORGIVE WHEN YOUCOULD STAY BITTER, THE TIMES
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  • COULD STAY BITTER, THE TIMESYOU'RE BEING YOUR BEST WHEN
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  • YOU'RE BEING YOUR BEST WHENNOBODY IS GIVING YOU CREDIT.
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  • NOBODY IS GIVING YOU CREDIT.THAT'S NOT BEING OVERLOOKED.
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  • THAT'S NOT BEING OVERLOOKED.IT'S ACCRUING MERCY, FAVOR,
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  • IT'S ACCRUING MERCY, FAVOR,BLESSING IN YOUR FAMILY'S
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  • BLESSING IN YOUR FAMILY'SACCOUNT.
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  • ACCOUNT.GRANDCHILDREN THAT HAVE NOT
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  • GRANDCHILDREN THAT HAVE NOTYET BEEN BORN; GREAT, GREAT,
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  • YET BEEN BORN; GREAT, GREAT,GRANDCHILDREN THAT YOU'LL
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  • GRANDCHILDREN THAT YOU'LLNEVER MEET, YET BECAUSE OF
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  • NEVER MEET, YET BECAUSE OFYOU, THEY WILL BE BORN WITH
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  • YOU, THEY WILL BE BORN WITHA BLESSING ON THEIR LIFE,
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  • A BLESSING ON THEIR LIFE,BORN WITH FAVOR THEY DIDN'T
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  • BORN WITH FAVOR THEY DIDN'THAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH.
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  • HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH.IT'S BECAUSE YOU STARTED
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  • IT'S BECAUSE YOU STARTEDA BLESSING.
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  • A BLESSING.YOU TOOK THE HIGH ROAD,
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  • YOU TOOK THE HIGH ROAD,YOU BROKE THE ADDICTION,
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  • YOU BROKE THE ADDICTION,YOU RESISTED THE TEMPTATION,
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  • YOU RESISTED THE TEMPTATION,YOU PRAYED BOLD PRAYERS.
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  • YOU PRAYED BOLD PRAYERS.NOT ONLY ARE YOU GOING TO
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  • NOT ONLY ARE YOU GOING TOSEE GOD TAKE YOU WHERE
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  • SEE GOD TAKE YOU WHEREYOU'VE NEVER DREAMED, BUT
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  • YOU'VE NEVER DREAMED, BUTGENERATIONS LATER, YOUR
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  • GENERATIONS LATER, YOURFAMILY WILL BE WALKING IN
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  • FAMILY WILL BE WALKING INTHE BLESSING.
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  • THE BLESSING.YOUR DESCENDANTS WILL SEE
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  • YOUR DESCENDANTS WILL SEEFAVOR AND VICTORY BECAUSE
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  • FAVOR AND VICTORY BECAUSEOF YOU.
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  • OF YOU.HOW THAT SHOULD CHALLENGE
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  • HOW THAT SHOULD CHALLENGEUS TO LIVE A LIFE OF FAITH,
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  • US TO LIVE A LIFE OF FAITH,A LIFE OF EXCELLENCE,
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  • A LIFE OF EXCELLENCE,A LIFE OF GENEROSITY.
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  • A LIFE OF GENEROSITY.I WANT MY DESCENDANTS TO DO
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  • I WANT MY DESCENDANTS TO DOGREAT THINGS BECAUSE OF ME,
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  • GREAT THINGS BECAUSE OF ME,NOT IN SPITE OF ME.
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  • NOT IN SPITE OF ME.OUR CHILDREN HAVE ENOUGH
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  • OUR CHILDREN HAVE ENOUGHTO OVERCOME WITHOUT ADDING
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  • TO OVERCOME WITHOUT ADDINGOF OUR NEGATIVE BAGGAGE.
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  • OF OUR NEGATIVE BAGGAGE.I WANT THEM TO LOOK BACK
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  • I WANT THEM TO LOOK BACKAND SAY ABOUT YOU, "HE PUT
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  • AND SAY ABOUT YOU, "HE PUTME FURTHER DOWN THE ROAD,
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  • ME FURTHER DOWN THE ROAD,SHE TOOK OUR FAMILY TO
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  • SHE TOOK OUR FAMILY TOA NEW LEVEL.
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  • A NEW LEVEL.THEY'RE THE REASON GOD
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  • THEY'RE THE REASON GODBLESSED ME SO MUCH."
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  • BLESSED ME SO MUCH."IN GENESIS 14, ABRAHAM
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  • IN GENESIS 14, ABRAHAMLEARNED THAT HIS NEPHEW LOT
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  • LEARNED THAT HIS NEPHEW LOTAND ALL OF HIS WORKERS HAD
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  • AND ALL OF HIS WORKERS HADBEEN CAPTURED BY THESE
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  • BEEN CAPTURED BY THESEBANDITS.
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  • BANDITS.THEY CAME IN AND RAIDED
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  • THEY CAME IN AND RAIDEDTHEIR CAMP AND TOOK THEIR
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  • THEIR CAMP AND TOOK THEIRANIMALS AND POSSESSIONS.
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  • ANIMALS AND POSSESSIONS.ABRAHAM CALLED HIS MEN
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  • ABRAHAM CALLED HIS MENTOGETHER TO GO HELP LOT.
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  • TOGETHER TO GO HELP LOT.THEY CHASED AFTER THEM AND
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  • THEY CHASED AFTER THEM ANDIN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT
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  • IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHTTHEY ATTACKED THEM FROM
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  • THEY ATTACKED THEM FROMALL DIFFERENT SIDES.
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  • ALL DIFFERENT SIDES.THEY RESCUED LOT AND ALL OF
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  • THEY RESCUED LOT AND ALL OFHIS FAMILY AND POSSESSIONS.
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  • HIS FAMILY AND POSSESSIONS.PLUS, THEY GATHERED UP THE
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  • PLUS, THEY GATHERED UP THEENEMY'S SPOILS.
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  • ENEMY'S SPOILS.IT WAS A GREAT VICTORY.
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  • IT WAS A GREAT VICTORY.AS THEY WERE RETURNING,
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  • AS THEY WERE RETURNING,MELCHIZEDEK, THE HIGH
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  • MELCHIZEDEK, THE HIGHPRIEST, MET ABRAHAM TO
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  • PRIEST, MET ABRAHAM TOCONGRATULATE HIM.
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  • CONGRATULATE HIM.VERSE 20 SAYS, "ABRAHAM GAVE
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  • VERSE 20 SAYS, "ABRAHAM GAVEMELCHIZEDEK A TENTH OF
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  • MELCHIZEDEK A TENTH OFEVERYTHING HE RECOVERED."
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  • EVERYTHING HE RECOVERED."THAT'S THE FIRST PLACE IN
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  • THAT'S THE FIRST PLACE INTHE SCRIPTURE THAT WE SEE
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  • THE SCRIPTURE THAT WE SEETHE TITHE, TEN PERCENT OF
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  • THE TITHE, TEN PERCENT OFOUR INCOME.
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  • OUR INCOME.ABRAHAM DIDN'T HAVE TO DO
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  • ABRAHAM DIDN'T HAVE TO DOTHAT, IT WASN'T REQUIRED,
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  • THAT, IT WASN'T REQUIRED,BUT HE WAS A GIVER.
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  • BUT HE WAS A GIVER.HE RECOGNIZED THAT EVERY
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  • HE RECOGNIZED THAT EVERYGOOD THING CAME FROM GOD.
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  • GOOD THING CAME FROM GOD.THAT SEEMED LIKE A NICE
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  • THAT SEEMED LIKE A NICETHING TO DO.
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  • THING TO DO.JUST BEING GENEROUS, BUT IT
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  • JUST BEING GENEROUS, BUT ITWAS MORE SIGNIFICANT THAN
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  • ABRAHAM HAD A SON NAMED
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  • ABRAHAM HAD A SON NAMEDISAAC, ISAAC HAD A SON NAMED
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  • ISAAC, ISAAC HAD A SON NAMEDJACOB, JACOB HAD A SON NAMED
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  • JACOB, JACOB HAD A SON NAMEDLEVI.
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  • LEVI.LEVI WAS FOUR GENERATIONS
  • 00:05:20.443 --> 00:05:21.878
  • THE SCRIPTURE SAYS IN
  • 00:05:22.712 --> 00:05:25.148
  • THE SCRIPTURE SAYS INHEBREWS, "LEVI PAID TITHES
  • 00:05:25.148 --> 00:05:26.949
  • HEBREWS, "LEVI PAID TITHESTO MELCHIZEDEK THROUGH HIS
  • 00:05:26.949 --> 00:05:28.851
  • TO MELCHIZEDEK THROUGH HISANCESTOR ABRAHAM.
  • 00:05:28.851 --> 00:05:30.553
  • ANCESTOR ABRAHAM.FOR ALTHOUGH LEVI WAS NOT
  • 00:05:30.553 --> 00:05:32.355
  • FOR ALTHOUGH LEVI WAS NOTBORN YET, THE SEED FROM
  • 00:05:32.355 --> 00:05:33.823
  • BORN YET, THE SEED FROMWHICH HE CAME WAS IN
  • 00:05:33.823 --> 00:05:35.858
  • WHICH HE CAME WAS INABRAHAM'S LOINS WHEN HE GAVE
  • 00:05:35.858 --> 00:05:38.161
  • ABRAHAM'S LOINS WHEN HE GAVETHE TITHE TO MELCHIZEDEK."
  • 00:05:38.161 --> 00:05:40.096
  • THE TITHE TO MELCHIZEDEK."THIS IS SAYING, ABRAHAM GAVE
  • 00:05:40.096 --> 00:05:42.398
  • THIS IS SAYING, ABRAHAM GAVETHAT GIFT, HE HONORED GOD
  • 00:05:42.398 --> 00:05:44.467
  • THAT GIFT, HE HONORED GODAND HIS GREAT GRANDSON, A
  • 00:05:44.467 --> 00:05:46.202
  • AND HIS GREAT GRANDSON, AYOUNG MAN HE NEVER MET WAS
  • 00:05:46.202 --> 00:05:48.337
  • YOUNG MAN HE NEVER MET WASCREDITED WITH PAYING TITHES.
  • 00:05:48.337 --> 00:05:50.106
  • CREDITED WITH PAYING TITHES.LEVI CAME OUT OF THE WOMB
  • 00:05:50.106 --> 00:05:51.607
  • LEVI CAME OUT OF THE WOMBWITH A BLESSING HE HAD
  • 00:05:51.607 --> 00:05:53.009
  • WITH A BLESSING HE HADNOTHING TO DO WITH.
  • 00:05:53.009 --> 00:05:54.610
  • NOTHING TO DO WITH.HE WAS BORN WITH FAVOR
  • 00:05:54.610 --> 00:05:55.411
  • HE WAS BORN WITH FAVORBECAUSE HIS GREAT
  • 00:05:55.411 --> 00:05:57.346
  • BECAUSE HIS GREATGRANDFATHER WAS GENEROUS.
  • 00:05:57.346 --> 00:05:58.681
  • GRANDFATHER WAS GENEROUS.HE HAD THIS ADVANTAGE
  • 00:05:58.681 --> 00:05:59.949
  • HE HAD THIS ADVANTAGEBECAUSE SOMEONE IN HIS
  • 00:05:59.949 --> 00:06:01.717
  • BECAUSE SOMEONE IN HISFAMILY LINE, SOMEONE THAT
  • 00:06:01.717 --> 00:06:03.619
  • FAMILY LINE, SOMEONE THATWENT BEFORE HIM, STARTED A
  • 00:06:03.619 --> 00:06:04.921
  • WENT BEFORE HIM, STARTED ABLESSING.
  • 00:06:04.921 --> 00:06:06.522
  • BLESSING.WHEN ABRAHAM GAVE, IT DIDN'T
  • 00:06:06.522 --> 00:06:07.790
  • WHEN ABRAHAM GAVE, IT DIDN'TJUST BLESS HIM.
  • 00:06:07.790 --> 00:06:09.158
  • JUST BLESS HIM.HE DIDN'T JUST SEE FAVOR,
  • 00:06:09.158 --> 00:06:10.593
  • HE DIDN'T JUST SEE FAVOR,BUT THAT OBEDIENCE WAS
  • 00:06:10.593 --> 00:06:12.929
  • BUT THAT OBEDIENCE WASCREDITED TO LEVI'S ACCOUNT.
  • 00:06:12.929 --> 00:06:14.897
  • CREDITED TO LEVI'S ACCOUNT.FOUR GENERATIONS LATER, GOD
  • 00:06:14.897 --> 00:06:16.532
  • GOOD THAT YOUR GREAT
  • 00:06:17.700 --> 00:06:19.068
  • GOOD THAT YOUR GREATGRANDFATHER DID.
  • 00:06:19.068 --> 00:06:20.503
  • GRANDFATHER DID.I STILL REMEMBER HOW HE
  • 00:06:20.503 --> 00:06:22.104
  • I STILL REMEMBER HOW HESERVED ME, HOW HE WAS
  • 00:06:22.104 --> 00:06:23.840
  • SERVED ME, HOW HE WASGENEROUS, NOW I'M GOING TO
  • 00:06:23.840 --> 00:06:26.476
  • GENEROUS, NOW I'M GOING TOBLESS YOU BECAUSE OF HIM."
  • 00:06:26.476 --> 00:06:27.376
  • BLESS YOU BECAUSE OF HIM."THE SCRIPTURE SAYS IN
  • 00:06:27.376 --> 00:06:28.911
  • THE SCRIPTURE SAYS INMALACHI, "WHEN YOU TITHE
  • 00:06:28.911 --> 00:06:30.213
  • MALACHI, "WHEN YOU TITHEYOUR INCOME, WHEN YOU'RE
  • 00:06:30.213 --> 00:06:31.681
  • YOUR INCOME, WHEN YOU'REGENEROUS, WHEN YOU PUT GOD
  • 00:06:31.681 --> 00:06:33.349
  • GENEROUS, WHEN YOU PUT GODFIRST PLACE, HE WILL OPEN
  • 00:06:33.349 --> 00:06:34.984
  • FIRST PLACE, HE WILL OPENTHE WINDOWS OF HEAVEN AND
  • 00:06:34.984 --> 00:06:36.486
  • THE WINDOWS OF HEAVEN ANDPOUR OUT A BLESSING THAT YOU
  • 00:06:36.486 --> 00:06:38.387
  • THAT DOESN'T JUST MEAN THAT
  • 00:06:39.489 --> 00:06:41.123
  • THAT DOESN'T JUST MEAN THATYOU'LL HAVE OVERFLOW, IT
  • 00:06:41.123 --> 00:06:42.758
  • YOU'LL HAVE OVERFLOW, ITMEANS YOU CAN'T CONTAIN IT
  • 00:06:42.758 --> 00:06:44.093
  • MEANS YOU CAN'T CONTAIN ITIN YOUR GENERATION.
  • 00:06:44.093 --> 00:06:45.094
  • IN YOUR GENERATION.IT'S GOING TO FLOW DOWN TO
  • 00:06:45.094 --> 00:06:46.729
  • IT'S GOING TO FLOW DOWN TOTHE NEXT GENERATION AND THE
  • 00:06:46.729 --> 00:06:47.697
  • THE NEXT GENERATION AND THENEXT.
  • 00:06:47.697 --> 00:06:49.632
  • NEXT.BECAUSE YOU HONORED GOD,
  • 00:06:49.632 --> 00:06:50.733
  • BECAUSE YOU HONORED GOD,BECAUSE YOU DO THE RIGHT
  • 00:06:50.733 --> 00:06:51.968
  • BECAUSE YOU DO THE RIGHTTHING WHEN IT'S HARD,
  • 00:06:51.968 --> 00:06:53.269
  • THING WHEN IT'S HARD,BECAUSE YOU GIVE, YOU
  • 00:06:53.269 --> 00:06:55.204
  • BECAUSE YOU GIVE, YOUSACRIFICE, GOD IS CREDITING
  • 00:06:55.204 --> 00:06:56.973
  • SACRIFICE, GOD IS CREDITINGTHAT TO YOUR ACCOUNT AND TO
  • 00:06:56.973 --> 00:06:58.808
  • THAT TO YOUR ACCOUNT AND TOYOUR FAMILY LINE'S ACCOUNT.
  • 00:06:58.808 --> 00:07:00.443
  • YOUR FAMILY LINE'S ACCOUNT.BLESSINGS THAT YOU CANNOT
  • 00:07:00.443 --> 00:07:01.711
  • BLESSINGS THAT YOU CANNOTCONTAIN.
  • 00:07:01.711 --> 00:07:03.479
  • CONTAIN.DAVID PUT IT THIS WAY, "MY
  • 00:07:03.479 --> 00:07:05.314
  • DAVID PUT IT THIS WAY, "MYCUP RUNS OVER."
  • 00:07:05.314 --> 00:07:06.382
  • CUP RUNS OVER."NOT JUST WHERE I HAVE AN
  • 00:07:06.382 --> 00:07:07.884
  • NOT JUST WHERE I HAVE ANABUNDANCE, BUT IT RUNS OVER
  • 00:07:07.884 --> 00:07:09.552
  • ABUNDANCE, BUT IT RUNS OVERTO MY CHILDREN, RUNS OVER TO
  • 00:07:09.552 --> 00:07:11.420
  • TO MY CHILDREN, RUNS OVER TOMY GRANDCHILDREN.
  • 00:07:11.420 --> 00:07:12.955
  • MY GRANDCHILDREN.BORN WITH AN ADVANTAGE
  • 00:07:12.955 --> 00:07:13.656
  • BORN WITH AN ADVANTAGEBECAUSE OF YOU.
  • 00:07:13.656 --> 00:07:16.092
  • BECAUSE OF YOU.YOU STARTED FAVOR, YOU
  • 00:07:16.092 --> 00:07:17.827
  • YOU STARTED FAVOR, YOUSTARTED FREEDOM, YOU STARTED
  • 00:07:17.827 --> 00:07:19.128
  • STARTED FREEDOM, YOU STARTEDABUNDANCE.
  • 00:07:19.128 --> 00:07:20.563
  • ABUNDANCE.EVERY RIGHT DECISION YOU
  • 00:07:20.563 --> 00:07:22.598
  • EVERY RIGHT DECISION YOUMAKE IT'S BEING ACCRUED TO
  • 00:07:22.598 --> 00:07:23.933
  • MAKE IT'S BEING ACCRUED TOYOUR DESCENDANTS.
  • 00:07:23.933 --> 00:07:25.034
  • YOUR DESCENDANTS.DON'T GET TALKED OUT OF
  • 00:07:25.034 --> 00:07:26.636
  • DON'T GET TALKED OUT OFDOING THE RIGHT THING, KEEP
  • 00:07:26.636 --> 00:07:28.671
  • DOING THE RIGHT THING, KEEPHONORING GOD, KEEP GIVING,
  • 00:07:28.671 --> 00:07:30.306
  • HONORING GOD, KEEP GIVING,KEEP TAKING THE HIGH ROAD.
  • 00:07:30.306 --> 00:07:31.641
  • KEEP TAKING THE HIGH ROAD.YOU'RE STORING UP BLESSINGS,
  • 00:07:31.641 --> 00:07:33.276
  • YOU'RE STORING UP BLESSINGS,STORING UP MERCY, STORING UP
  • 00:07:33.276 --> 00:07:34.610
  • STORING UP MERCY, STORING UPFAVOR.
  • 00:07:34.610 --> 00:07:35.778
  • FAVOR.I'VE SEEN THIS IN MY OWN
  • 00:07:35.778 --> 00:07:36.546
  • I'VE SEEN THIS IN MY OWNLIFE.
  • 00:07:36.546 --> 00:07:37.813
  • LIFE.I DIDN'T GET TO WHERE I AM
  • 00:07:37.813 --> 00:07:39.015
  • I DIDN'T GET TO WHERE I AMBY MYSELF.
  • 00:07:39.015 --> 00:07:40.249
  • BY MYSELF.PEOPLE THAT WENT BEFORE ME
  • 00:07:40.249 --> 00:07:41.784
  • PEOPLE THAT WENT BEFORE MEHONORED GOD.
  • 00:07:41.784 --> 00:07:43.085
  • HONORED GOD.MY GRANDMOTHER ON MY
  • 00:07:43.085 --> 00:07:44.687
  • MY GRANDMOTHER ON MYMOTHER'S SIDE WAS A GODLY
  • 00:07:44.687 --> 00:07:47.056
  • MOTHER'S SIDE WAS A GODLYWOMAN, SO KIND AND LOVING.
  • 00:07:47.056 --> 00:07:48.891
  • WOMAN, SO KIND AND LOVING.SHE ALWAYS PRAYED FOR ME.
  • 00:07:48.891 --> 00:07:50.726
  • SHE ALWAYS PRAYED FOR ME.MY GRANDFATHER, HER HUSBAND
  • 00:07:50.726 --> 00:07:51.961
  • MY GRANDFATHER, HER HUSBANDWAS A GIVER.
  • 00:07:51.961 --> 00:07:53.863
  • WAS A GIVER.HE LIVED TO HELP OTHERS.
  • 00:07:53.863 --> 00:07:55.164
  • HE LIVED TO HELP OTHERS.HE WAS RAISED VERY POOR.
  • 00:07:55.164 --> 00:07:57.033
  • HE WAS RAISED VERY POOR.HIS FATHER DIED WHEN HE WAS
  • 00:07:57.033 --> 00:07:57.867
  • HIS FATHER DIED WHEN HE WASEIGHT.
  • 00:07:57.867 --> 00:07:59.068
  • EIGHT.HE WASN'T TREATED RIGHT BY
  • 00:07:59.068 --> 00:08:00.603
  • HE WASN'T TREATED RIGHT BYTHE PEOPLE THAT TOOK HIM IN
  • 00:08:00.603 --> 00:08:02.338
  • THE PEOPLE THAT TOOK HIM INBUT HE NEVER COMPLAINED.
  • 00:08:02.338 --> 00:08:03.873
  • BUT HE NEVER COMPLAINED.HE WAS A HARD WORKER.
  • 00:08:03.873 --> 00:08:05.241
  • HE WAS A HARD WORKER.HE SPENT HIS WHOLE CAREER
  • 00:08:05.241 --> 00:08:06.676
  • HE SPENT HIS WHOLE CAREERWORKING AT THE REFINERY IN
  • 00:08:06.676 --> 00:08:08.377
  • WORKING AT THE REFINERY INBAYTOWN, NEVER MISSED A DAY
  • 00:08:08.377 --> 00:08:09.545
  • BAYTOWN, NEVER MISSED A DAYOF WORK.
  • 00:08:09.545 --> 00:08:10.713
  • OF WORK.WHEN HE RETIRED, HE WOULD
  • 00:08:10.713 --> 00:08:11.814
  • WHEN HE RETIRED, HE WOULDCOME TO THE CHURCH DURING
  • 00:08:11.814 --> 00:08:13.649
  • COME TO THE CHURCH DURINGTHE WEEK AND DO REPAIRS.
  • 00:08:13.649 --> 00:08:14.684
  • THE WEEK AND DO REPAIRS.I WOULD SEE HIM UNDER THE
  • 00:08:14.684 --> 00:08:16.185
  • I WOULD SEE HIM UNDER THEPORTABLE BUILDINGS WORKING
  • 00:08:16.185 --> 00:08:17.620
  • PORTABLE BUILDINGS WORKINGON THE PLUMBING, FIXING SOME
  • 00:08:17.620 --> 00:08:19.055
  • WHEN HE PASSED AWAY AT THE
  • 00:08:20.156 --> 00:08:22.458
  • WHEN HE PASSED AWAY AT THEAGE OF NINETY-SIX, WE FOUND
  • 00:08:22.458 --> 00:08:24.060
  • AGE OF NINETY-SIX, WE FOUNDA BOOK WHERE HE KEPT A
  • 00:08:24.060 --> 00:08:26.195
  • A BOOK WHERE HE KEPT ARECORD OF ALL OF HIS GIVING,
  • 00:08:26.195 --> 00:08:27.597
  • RECORD OF ALL OF HIS GIVING,ALL HANDWRITTEN.
  • 00:08:27.597 --> 00:08:29.365
  • ALL HANDWRITTEN.IT HAD THE DATE, THE AMOUNT
  • 00:08:29.365 --> 00:08:30.766
  • IT HAD THE DATE, THE AMOUNTHE GAVE AND WHERE HE GAVE
  • 00:08:30.766 --> 00:08:31.367
  • HE GAVE AND WHERE HE GAVEIT.
  • 00:08:31.367 --> 00:08:33.069
  • IT.THIRTY DOLLARS TO LAKEWOOD,
  • 00:08:33.069 --> 00:08:34.170
  • THIRTY DOLLARS TO LAKEWOOD,TWENTY DOLLARS TO CENTRAL
  • 00:08:34.170 --> 00:08:35.671
  • TWENTY DOLLARS TO CENTRALBAPTIST, TWELVE DOLLARS TO
  • 00:08:35.671 --> 00:08:36.906
  • BAPTIST, TWELVE DOLLARS TOTHE BUILDING FUND.
  • 00:08:36.906 --> 00:08:39.008
  • THE BUILDING FUND.DECADES OF GIVING LISTED IN
  • 00:08:39.008 --> 00:08:40.142
  • DECADES OF GIVING LISTED INTHIS BOOK.
  • 00:08:40.142 --> 00:08:41.978
  • THIS BOOK.NO WONDER I'M BLESSED.
  • 00:08:41.978 --> 00:08:43.145
  • NO WONDER I'M BLESSED.NO WONDER I'VE STEPPED INTO
  • 00:08:43.145 --> 00:08:45.014
  • NO WONDER I'VE STEPPED INTOHOUSES THAT I DIDN'T BUILD,
  • 00:08:45.014 --> 00:08:45.982
  • HOUSES THAT I DIDN'T BUILD,VINEYARDS THAT I DIDN'T
  • 00:08:45.982 --> 00:08:46.916
  • PEOPLE THAT WENT BEFORE ME
  • 00:08:48.451 --> 00:08:51.454
  • PEOPLE THAT WENT BEFORE MEHONORED GOD, NOW I'M WALKING
  • 00:08:51.454 --> 00:08:53.255
  • HONORED GOD, NOW I'M WALKINGIN THE BLESSING IN PART
  • 00:08:53.255 --> 00:08:54.724
  • IN THE BLESSING IN PARTBECAUSE OF THEM.
  • 00:08:54.724 --> 00:08:55.958
  • BECAUSE OF THEM.MY GRANDFATHER COULDN'T
  • 00:08:55.958 --> 00:08:57.526
  • MY GRANDFATHER COULDN'TCONTAIN IT ALL, HIS
  • 00:08:57.526 --> 00:08:59.028
  • CONTAIN IT ALL, HISGENERATION COULDN'T HOLD ALL
  • 00:08:59.028 --> 00:09:00.796
  • GENERATION COULDN'T HOLD ALLTHAT GOD WANTED TO DO, HIS
  • 00:09:00.796 --> 00:09:02.598
  • THAT GOD WANTED TO DO, HISCUP RAN OVER AND SPILLED
  • 00:09:02.598 --> 00:09:03.799
  • CUP RAN OVER AND SPILLEDONTO ME.
  • 00:09:03.799 --> 00:09:04.700
  • ONTO ME.THAT'S WHAT HAPPENS WHEN
  • 00:09:04.700 --> 00:09:06.035
  • THAT'S WHAT HAPPENS WHENYOU'RE FAITHFUL, WHEN YOU'RE
  • 00:09:06.035 --> 00:09:07.637
  • YOU'RE FAITHFUL, WHEN YOU'REGENEROUS, WHEN YOU KEEP GOD
  • 00:09:07.637 --> 00:09:08.871
  • GENEROUS, WHEN YOU KEEP GODFIRST PLACE.
  • 00:09:08.871 --> 00:09:10.606
  • FIRST PLACE.YOU START A BLESSING THAT
  • 00:09:10.606 --> 00:09:12.274
  • YOU START A BLESSING THATYOU CAN'T CONTAIN.
  • 00:09:12.274 --> 00:09:14.210
  • YOU CAN'T CONTAIN.WHAT GOD HAS IN MIND IS MUCH
  • 00:09:14.210 --> 00:09:15.611
  • WHAT GOD HAS IN MIND IS MUCHBIGGER THAN WHAT YOU HAVE IN
  • 00:09:15.611 --> 00:09:16.379
  • BIGGER THAN WHAT YOU HAVE INMIND.
  • 00:09:16.379 --> 00:09:17.580
  • MIND.IT'S NOT GOING TO BE LIMITED
  • 00:09:17.580 --> 00:09:18.981
  • IT'S NOT GOING TO BE LIMITEDTO YOUR GENERATION, IT'S
  • 00:09:18.981 --> 00:09:20.383
  • TO YOUR GENERATION, IT'SGOING TO GET PASSED DOWN TO
  • 00:09:20.383 --> 00:09:22.351
  • GOING TO GET PASSED DOWN TOFUTURE GENERATIONS.
  • 00:09:22.351 --> 00:09:23.219
  • FUTURE GENERATIONS.NOT LONG BEFORE MY
  • 00:09:23.219 --> 00:09:24.854
  • NOT LONG BEFORE MYGRANDFATHER PASSED, HE CAME
  • 00:09:24.854 --> 00:09:25.888
  • GRANDFATHER PASSED, HE CAMEOVER TO OUR HOUSE ONE
  • 00:09:25.888 --> 00:09:27.189
  • OVER TO OUR HOUSE ONEEVENING FOR DINNER.
  • 00:09:27.189 --> 00:09:28.157
  • EVENING FOR DINNER.VICTORIA AND I HAD BEEN
  • 00:09:28.157 --> 00:09:29.825
  • VICTORIA AND I HAD BEENMARRIED FOR A FEW YEARS AND
  • 00:09:29.825 --> 00:09:30.760
  • MARRIED FOR A FEW YEARS ANDWE WERE LIVING IN THIS
  • 00:09:30.760 --> 00:09:32.161
  • WE WERE LIVING IN THISTWO-STORY HOUSE THAT WE HAD
  • 00:09:32.161 --> 00:09:33.262
  • TWO-STORY HOUSE THAT WE HADJUST BUILT.
  • 00:09:33.262 --> 00:09:34.730
  • JUST BUILT.HE LOOKED AROUND, AND IT WAS
  • 00:09:34.730 --> 00:09:36.265
  • HE LOOKED AROUND, AND IT WASSO HARD FOR HIM TO TAKE IT
  • 00:09:36.265 --> 00:09:37.033
  • SO HARD FOR HIM TO TAKE ITIN.
  • 00:09:37.033 --> 00:09:38.434
  • IN.HE BUILT HIS HOUSE FOR
  • 00:09:38.434 --> 00:09:40.069
  • HE BUILT HIS HOUSE FORTWENTY-SEVEN HUNDRED DOLLARS
  • 00:09:40.069 --> 00:09:40.703
  • TWENTY-SEVEN HUNDRED DOLLARSBACK IN THE 1930'S.
  • 00:09:40.703 --> 00:09:42.772
  • BACK IN THE 1930'S.THEY LIVED THERE THEIR WHOLE
  • 00:09:42.772 --> 00:09:43.372
  • THEY LIVED THERE THEIR WHOLELIFE.
  • 00:09:43.372 --> 00:09:44.974
  • LIFE.IT WAS VERY COMFORTABLE BUT
  • 00:09:44.974 --> 00:09:46.342
  • IT WAS VERY COMFORTABLE BUTVERY SMALL.
  • 00:09:46.342 --> 00:09:47.643
  • VERY SMALL.HE WAS SO AMAZED THAT WE HAD
  • 00:09:47.643 --> 00:09:49.278
  • HE WAS SO AMAZED THAT WE HADA TWO-STORY HOME AND HOW
  • 00:09:49.278 --> 00:09:51.080
  • A TWO-STORY HOME AND HOWTHERE WAS PLENTY OF ROOM.
  • 00:09:51.080 --> 00:09:52.348
  • THERE WAS PLENTY OF ROOM.AT ONE POINT HE CAME TO THE
  • 00:09:52.348 --> 00:09:53.716
  • AT ONE POINT HE CAME TO THEBACK WINDOW AND SAW OUR
  • 00:09:53.716 --> 00:09:54.817
  • BACK WINDOW AND SAW OURGARAGE.
  • 00:09:54.817 --> 00:09:55.785
  • GARAGE.IT WAS DETACHED FROM THE
  • 00:09:55.785 --> 00:09:57.019
  • IT WAS DETACHED FROM THEHOUSE ABOUT TWENTY FEET
  • 00:09:57.019 --> 00:09:57.787
  • HOUSE ABOUT TWENTY FEETAWAY.
  • 00:09:57.787 --> 00:09:59.055
  • AWAY.HE SAID, "JOEL WHO LIVES
  • 00:09:59.055 --> 00:10:00.189
  • HE SAID, "JOEL WHO LIVESTHERE?"
  • 00:10:00.189 --> 00:10:01.090
  • THERE?"I KIND OF LAUGHED AND SAID,
  • 00:10:01.090 --> 00:10:02.491
  • I KIND OF LAUGHED AND SAID,"GRANDDADDY THAT'S OUR
  • 00:10:02.491 --> 00:10:03.092
  • "GRANDDADDY THAT'S OURGARAGE.
  • 00:10:03.092 --> 00:10:04.460
  • GARAGE.THAT'S A PART OF OUR HOUSE."
  • 00:10:04.460 --> 00:10:05.795
  • THAT'S A PART OF OUR HOUSE."HE SAID, "MY GOODNESS JOEL,
  • 00:10:05.795 --> 00:10:07.897
  • HE SAID, "MY GOODNESS JOEL,YOU HAVE ANOTHER BUILDING?"
  • 00:10:07.897 --> 00:10:09.098
  • YOU HAVE ANOTHER BUILDING?"THAT'S WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU
  • 00:10:09.098 --> 00:10:10.266
  • THAT'S WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOUSTART A BLESSING.
  • 00:10:10.266 --> 00:10:11.600
  • START A BLESSING.YOUR CHILDREN, YOUR
  • 00:10:11.600 --> 00:10:13.069
  • YOUR CHILDREN, YOURGRANDCHILDREN ARE GOING TO
  • 00:10:13.069 --> 00:10:14.904
  • GRANDCHILDREN ARE GOING TOSTEP INTO BLESSINGS, FAVOR,
  • 00:10:14.904 --> 00:10:16.605
  • STEP INTO BLESSINGS, FAVOR,INFLUENCE LIKE YOU'VE NEVER
  • 00:10:16.605 --> 00:10:17.640
  • INFLUENCE LIKE YOU'VE NEVERDREAMED.
  • 00:10:17.640 --> 00:10:19.308
  • DREAMED.WHAT YOU CAN'T CONTAIN IS
  • 00:10:19.308 --> 00:10:20.443
  • WHAT YOU CAN'T CONTAIN ISGOING TO SPILL OVER ONTO
  • 00:10:20.443 --> 00:10:21.477
  • GOING TO SPILL OVER ONTOTHEM.
  • 00:10:21.477 --> 00:10:23.145
  • THEM.LET ME SHOW YOU HOW POWERFUL
  • 00:10:23.145 --> 00:10:24.613
  • LET ME SHOW YOU HOW POWERFULTHIS GENERATIONAL BLESSING
  • 00:10:24.613 --> 00:10:25.314
  • THIS GENERATIONAL BLESSINGIS.
  • 00:10:25.314 --> 00:10:27.717
  • IS.LEVI MADE MISTAKES IN LIFE.
  • 00:10:27.717 --> 00:10:28.784
  • LEVI MADE MISTAKES IN LIFE.HIS SISTER WAS TAKEN
  • 00:10:28.784 --> 00:10:30.486
  • HIS SISTER WAS TAKENADVANTAGE OF BY A MAN NAMED
  • 00:10:30.486 --> 00:10:31.721
  • ADVANTAGE OF BY A MAN NAMEDSHECHEM THAT LIVED IN
  • 00:10:31.721 --> 00:10:32.988
  • SHECHEM THAT LIVED INANOTHER CITY.
  • 00:10:32.988 --> 00:10:35.324
  • ANOTHER CITY.LEVI WAS SO ANGRY, HE WANTED
  • 00:10:35.324 --> 00:10:35.925
  • LEVI WAS SO ANGRY, HE WANTEDREVENGE.
  • 00:10:35.925 --> 00:10:37.593
  • REVENGE.AGAINST HIS FATHER'S ADVICE,
  • 00:10:37.593 --> 00:10:39.128
  • AGAINST HIS FATHER'S ADVICE,HE WENT WITH HIS BROTHER AND
  • 00:10:39.128 --> 00:10:40.563
  • HE WENT WITH HIS BROTHER ANDKILLED ALL THE MEN OF THAT
  • 00:10:40.563 --> 00:10:41.597
  • KILLED ALL THE MEN OF THATCITY.
  • 00:10:41.597 --> 00:10:43.432
  • CITY.HIS FATHER, JACOB, WAS SO
  • 00:10:43.432 --> 00:10:44.500
  • HIS FATHER, JACOB, WAS SOUPSET.
  • 00:10:44.500 --> 00:10:46.102
  • UPSET.YEARS LATER WHEN JACOB WAS
  • 00:10:46.102 --> 00:10:47.803
  • YEARS LATER WHEN JACOB WASABOUT TO PASS, INSTEAD OF
  • 00:10:47.803 --> 00:10:49.105
  • ABOUT TO PASS, INSTEAD OFPRONOUNCING A BLESSING ON
  • 00:10:49.105 --> 00:10:50.940
  • PRONOUNCING A BLESSING ONLEVI, JACOB DECLARED A
  • 00:10:50.940 --> 00:10:52.074
  • LEVI, JACOB DECLARED ACURSE.
  • 00:10:52.074 --> 00:10:53.042
  • CURSE.HE SAID, "BECAUSE YOU WERE
  • 00:10:53.042 --> 00:10:54.877
  • HE SAID, "BECAUSE YOU WEREHOT HEADED AND SHED SO MUCH
  • 00:10:54.877 --> 00:10:56.212
  • HOT HEADED AND SHED SO MUCHBLOOD, YOU AND YOUR
  • 00:10:56.212 --> 00:10:57.713
  • BLOOD, YOU AND YOURDESCENDANTS WILL ALWAYS BE
  • 00:10:57.713 --> 00:10:58.881
  • DESCENDANTS WILL ALWAYS BECURSED; YOU WILL LIVE A
  • 00:10:58.881 --> 00:11:01.350
  • CURSED; YOU WILL LIVE AHARD, BURDENSOME LIFE."
  • 00:11:01.350 --> 00:11:02.618
  • HARD, BURDENSOME LIFE."IT LOOKED LIKE HE'D LOST THE
  • 00:11:02.618 --> 00:11:04.286
  • IT LOOKED LIKE HE'D LOST THEBLESSING, LOST THE FAVOR
  • 00:11:04.286 --> 00:11:06.522
  • YEARS LATER, MOSES CAME DOWN
  • 00:11:08.491 --> 00:11:10.059
  • YEARS LATER, MOSES CAME DOWNTHE MOUNTAIN AFTER RECEIVING
  • 00:11:10.059 --> 00:11:11.627
  • THE MOUNTAIN AFTER RECEIVINGTHE TEN COMMANDMENTS.
  • 00:11:11.627 --> 00:11:12.795
  • THE TEN COMMANDMENTS.HE SAW THE ISRAELITES
  • 00:11:12.795 --> 00:11:14.697
  • HE SAW THE ISRAELITESWORSHIPING A GOLDEN CALF,
  • 00:11:14.697 --> 00:11:16.232
  • WORSHIPING A GOLDEN CALF,PARTYING, DOING ALL KINDS OF
  • 00:11:16.232 --> 00:11:17.366
  • PARTYING, DOING ALL KINDS OFWRONG THINGS.
  • 00:11:17.366 --> 00:11:19.335
  • WRONG THINGS.HE WAS SO UPSET HE SHOUTED,
  • 00:11:19.335 --> 00:11:21.237
  • HE WAS SO UPSET HE SHOUTED,"WHO IS ON THE LORD'S SIDE?"
  • 00:11:21.237 --> 00:11:22.471
  • "WHO IS ON THE LORD'S SIDE?"HE WAS SAYING, "WHO'S GOING
  • 00:11:22.471 --> 00:11:23.606
  • HE WAS SAYING, "WHO'S GOINGTO TAKE A STAND FOR WHAT'S
  • 00:11:23.606 --> 00:11:24.907
  • TO TAKE A STAND FOR WHAT'SRIGHT, WHO'S GOING TO HONOR
  • 00:11:24.907 --> 00:11:25.875
  • THE SCRIPTURE SAYS, "THE
  • 00:11:27.009 --> 00:11:29.278
  • THE SCRIPTURE SAYS, "THESONS OF LEVI ROSE UP AND
  • 00:11:29.278 --> 00:11:30.379
  • SONS OF LEVI ROSE UP ANDSAID WE ARE ON THE LORD'S
  • 00:11:30.379 --> 00:11:31.480
  • SAID WE ARE ON THE LORD'SSIDE."
  • 00:11:31.480 --> 00:11:32.948
  • SIDE."AFTER BEING CURSED BY THEIR
  • 00:11:32.948 --> 00:11:34.617
  • AFTER BEING CURSED BY THEIRGRANDFATHER, AFTER THEIR
  • 00:11:34.617 --> 00:11:37.086
  • GRANDFATHER, AFTER THEIRFATHER, LEVI, MADE MISTAKES,
  • 00:11:37.086 --> 00:11:38.387
  • FATHER, LEVI, MADE MISTAKES,YOU WOULD THINK THEY HAD TOO
  • 00:11:38.387 --> 00:11:39.989
  • YOU WOULD THINK THEY HAD TOOMUCH GOING AGAINST THEM, TOO
  • 00:11:39.989 --> 00:11:41.624
  • MUCH GOING AGAINST THEM, TOOMUCH TO OVERCOME.
  • 00:11:41.624 --> 00:11:43.726
  • MUCH TO OVERCOME.BUT FIVE GENERATIONS BACK,
  • 00:11:43.726 --> 00:11:44.693
  • BUT FIVE GENERATIONS BACK,THEIR GREAT, GREAT
  • 00:11:44.693 --> 00:11:46.595
  • THEIR GREAT, GREATGRANDFATHER ABRAHAM HONORED
  • 00:11:46.595 --> 00:11:47.196
  • GRANDFATHER ABRAHAM HONOREDGOD.
  • 00:11:47.196 --> 00:11:49.799
  • GOD.HE GAVE, HE SACRIFICED, AND
  • 00:11:49.799 --> 00:11:51.433
  • HE GAVE, HE SACRIFICED, ANDTHAT WAS ALL CREDITED TO
  • 00:11:51.433 --> 00:11:52.768
  • THAT WAS ALL CREDITED TOTHEIR ACCOUNT.
  • 00:11:52.768 --> 00:11:54.203
  • THEIR ACCOUNT.MOSES SAID TO THEM, "FROM
  • 00:11:54.203 --> 00:11:55.437
  • MOSES SAID TO THEM, "FROMNOW ON YOU WILL BE THE
  • 00:11:55.437 --> 00:11:56.839
  • NOW ON YOU WILL BE THEPRIESTS, YOU WILL HAVE THE
  • 00:11:56.839 --> 00:11:58.641
  • PRIESTS, YOU WILL HAVE THEHIGHEST POSITIONS."
  • 00:11:58.641 --> 00:12:00.142
  • HIGHEST POSITIONS."IN THE BOOK OF GENESIS, THEY
  • 00:12:00.142 --> 00:12:01.210
  • IN THE BOOK OF GENESIS, THEYWERE CURSED BY THEIR
  • 00:12:01.210 --> 00:12:02.945
  • WERE CURSED BY THEIRGRANDFATHER, BUT IN THE BOOK
  • 00:12:02.945 --> 00:12:05.014
  • GRANDFATHER, BUT IN THE BOOKOF LEVITICUS, THE LEVITES
  • 00:12:05.014 --> 00:12:06.148
  • OF LEVITICUS, THE LEVITESWERE THE MOST BLESSED,
  • 00:12:06.148 --> 00:12:07.850
  • WERE THE MOST BLESSED,HONORED PEOPLE.
  • 00:12:07.850 --> 00:12:09.618
  • HONORED PEOPLE.THIS GENERATIONAL BLESSING
  • 00:12:09.618 --> 00:12:11.120
  • THIS GENERATIONAL BLESSINGWILL OVERRIDE MISTAKES THAT
  • 00:12:11.120 --> 00:12:12.121
  • WILL OVERRIDE MISTAKES THATYOU'VE MADE.
  • 00:12:12.121 --> 00:12:13.823
  • YOU'VE MADE.IT WILL SUPERSEDE NEGATIVE
  • 00:12:13.823 --> 00:12:15.024
  • IT WILL SUPERSEDE NEGATIVETHINGS THAT WERE SAID ABOUT
  • 00:12:15.024 --> 00:12:15.658
  • THINGS THAT WERE SAID ABOUTYOU.
  • 00:12:15.658 --> 00:12:16.859
  • YOU.IT WILL PUT YOU ON A COURSE
  • 00:12:16.859 --> 00:12:19.061
  • IT WILL PUT YOU ON A COURSEFOR BLESSING, FOR FAVOR THAT
  • 00:12:19.061 --> 00:12:20.663
  • FOR BLESSING, FOR FAVOR THATCANNOT BE STOPPED.
  • 00:12:20.663 --> 00:12:22.331
  • CANNOT BE STOPPED.IN THE GENERATIONS TO COME,
  • 00:12:22.331 --> 00:12:23.499
  • IN THE GENERATIONS TO COME,BECAUSE YOU STARTED THE
  • 00:12:23.499 --> 00:12:25.568
  • BECAUSE YOU STARTED THEBLESSING, YOUR FAMILY LINE
  • 00:12:25.568 --> 00:12:26.535
  • BLESSING, YOUR FAMILY LINEIS GOING TO SEE GOD'S
  • 00:12:26.535 --> 00:12:28.204
  • IS GOING TO SEE GOD'SGOODNESS IN WAYS THAT DON'T
  • 00:12:28.204 --> 00:12:29.572
  • GOODNESS IN WAYS THAT DON'TMAKE SENSE, FAVOR THAT THEY
  • 00:12:29.572 --> 00:12:31.173
  • MAKE SENSE, FAVOR THAT THEYDIDN'T DESERVE, MERCY WHEN
  • 00:12:31.173 --> 00:12:32.908
  • DIDN'T DESERVE, MERCY WHENTHEY MADE MISTAKES.
  • 00:12:32.908 --> 00:12:34.410
  • THEY MADE MISTAKES.MAYBE YOU HAVE CHILDREN,
  • 00:12:34.410 --> 00:12:35.578
  • COURSE, FAMILY MEMBERS THAT
  • 00:12:37.513 --> 00:12:38.280
  • COURSE, FAMILY MEMBERS THATARE NOT MAKING GOOD
  • 00:12:38.280 --> 00:12:38.948
  • ARE NOT MAKING GOODDECISIONS.
  • 00:12:38.948 --> 00:12:40.382
  • DECISIONS.DON'T WORRY, THEY'RE COMING
  • 00:12:40.382 --> 00:12:41.250
  • DON'T WORRY, THEY'RE COMINGBACK.
  • 00:12:41.250 --> 00:12:42.518
  • BACK.THE SCRIPTURE TALKS ABOUT
  • 00:12:42.518 --> 00:12:44.153
  • THE SCRIPTURE TALKS ABOUTHOW YOU CAN STORE UP MERCY
  • 00:12:44.153 --> 00:12:45.988
  • HOW YOU CAN STORE UP MERCYFOR YOUR CHILDREN AND FUTURE
  • 00:12:45.988 --> 00:12:47.423
  • BECAUSE YOU'RE DOING THE
  • 00:12:48.457 --> 00:12:50.459
  • BECAUSE YOU'RE DOING THERIGHT THING, MERCY IS GOING
  • 00:12:50.459 --> 00:12:51.594
  • RIGHT THING, MERCY IS GOINGINTO YOUR FAMILY LINE'S
  • 00:12:51.594 --> 00:12:52.728
  • INTO YOUR FAMILY LINE'SACCOUNT.
  • 00:12:52.728 --> 00:12:53.762
  • ACCOUNT.EVERY TIME YOU SING IN THE
  • 00:12:53.762 --> 00:12:55.564
  • EVERY TIME YOU SING IN THECHOIR, YOU SERVE IN KID'S
  • 00:12:55.564 --> 00:12:57.066
  • CHOIR, YOU SERVE IN KID'SLIFE, YOU TAKE CARE OF THAT
  • 00:12:57.066 --> 00:12:58.534
  • LIFE, YOU TAKE CARE OF THATELDERLY NEIGHBOR, YOU JUST
  • 00:12:58.534 --> 00:13:00.302
  • ELDERLY NEIGHBOR, YOU JUSTDEPOSITED MERCY.
  • 00:13:00.302 --> 00:13:01.470
  • DEPOSITED MERCY.WHEN YOU GO THE EXTRA MILE
  • 00:13:01.470 --> 00:13:02.972
  • WHEN YOU GO THE EXTRA MILEAT WORK, YOU HAVE A GOOD
  • 00:13:02.972 --> 00:13:04.073
  • AT WORK, YOU HAVE A GOODATTITUDE WHEN THINGS AREN'T
  • 00:13:04.073 --> 00:13:05.474
  • ATTITUDE WHEN THINGS AREN'TGOING YOUR WAY, YOU
  • 00:13:05.474 --> 00:13:07.176
  • GOING YOUR WAY, YOUSACRIFICE TO GIVE WHEN YOU
  • 00:13:07.176 --> 00:13:08.510
  • SACRIFICE TO GIVE WHEN YOUCOULD USE THOSE FUNDS FOR
  • 00:13:08.510 --> 00:13:10.312
  • COULD USE THOSE FUNDS FORSOMETHING YOU WANT, THAT
  • 00:13:10.312 --> 00:13:11.914
  • SOMETHING YOU WANT, THATDOESN'T GO UNNOTICED BY OUR
  • 00:13:11.914 --> 00:13:12.982
  • DOESN'T GO UNNOTICED BY OURGOD.
  • 00:13:12.982 --> 00:13:14.083
  • GOD.YOU'RE NOT ONLY GOING TO SEE
  • 00:13:14.083 --> 00:13:15.451
  • YOU'RE NOT ONLY GOING TO SEEA HARVEST BUT YOU'RE STORING
  • 00:13:15.451 --> 00:13:16.886
  • A HARVEST BUT YOU'RE STORINGUP MERCY.
  • 00:13:16.886 --> 00:13:18.220
  • UP MERCY.TWENTY-THREE YEARS AFTER
  • 00:13:18.220 --> 00:13:20.289
  • TWENTY-THREE YEARS AFTERDAVID DIED, HIS SON KING
  • 00:13:20.289 --> 00:13:22.291
  • DAVID DIED, HIS SON KINGSOLOMON WAS ON THE THRONE.
  • 00:13:22.291 --> 00:13:23.192
  • SOLOMON WAS ON THE THRONE.HE WASN'T MAKING GOOD
  • 00:13:23.192 --> 00:13:24.293
  • HE WASN'T MAKING GOODDECISIONS.
  • 00:13:24.293 --> 00:13:25.895
  • DECISIONS.HE MARRIED FOREIGN WIVES,
  • 00:13:25.895 --> 00:13:26.962
  • HE MARRIED FOREIGN WIVES,STARTED WORSHIPPING THEIR
  • 00:13:26.962 --> 00:13:27.796
  • STARTED WORSHIPPING THEIRIDOLS.
  • 00:13:27.796 --> 00:13:29.064
  • IDOLS.HE KNEW BETTER, BUT HE LET
  • 00:13:29.064 --> 00:13:30.532
  • HE KNEW BETTER, BUT HE LETHIS GUARD DOWN.
  • 00:13:30.532 --> 00:13:31.333
  • HIS GUARD DOWN.THIS COULD HAVE BEEN THE
  • 00:13:31.333 --> 00:13:33.035
  • THIS COULD HAVE BEEN THEEND; WE NEVER HEAR ABOUT HIM
  • 00:13:33.035 --> 00:13:34.203
  • END; WE NEVER HEAR ABOUT HIMANYMORE.
  • 00:13:34.203 --> 00:13:35.804
  • ANYMORE.BUT GOD SAID IN 1 KINGS,
  • 00:13:35.804 --> 00:13:37.573
  • BUT GOD SAID IN 1 KINGS,"SOLOMON, I WOULD NORMALLY
  • 00:13:37.573 --> 00:13:38.941
  • "SOLOMON, I WOULD NORMALLYTAKE THIS KINGDOM AWAY FROM
  • 00:13:38.941 --> 00:13:39.608
  • TAKE THIS KINGDOM AWAY FROMYOU.
  • 00:13:39.608 --> 00:13:40.676
  • YOU.YOU'VE DONE WRONG IN MY
  • 00:13:40.676 --> 00:13:42.912
  • YOU'VE DONE WRONG IN MYSIGHT, HOWEVER, I WILL NOT
  • 00:13:42.912 --> 00:13:44.580
  • SIGHT, HOWEVER, I WILL NOTDO IT, FOR YOUR FATHER
  • 00:13:44.580 --> 00:13:46.348
  • DO IT, FOR YOUR FATHERDAVID'S SAKE."
  • 00:13:46.348 --> 00:13:48.717
  • DAVID'S SAKE."DAVID STARTED A BLESSING AND
  • 00:13:48.717 --> 00:13:50.586
  • DAVID STARTED A BLESSING ANDEVEN AFTER HE DIED, HIS
  • 00:13:50.586 --> 00:13:52.154
  • EVEN AFTER HE DIED, HISCHILDREN WERE WALKING IN THE
  • 00:13:52.154 --> 00:13:52.955
  • CHILDREN WERE WALKING IN THEBLESSING.
  • 00:13:52.955 --> 00:13:54.556
  • BLESSING.THEY RECEIVED MERCY BECAUSE
  • 00:13:54.556 --> 00:13:56.425
  • 305 YEARS AFTER DAVID WAS
  • 00:13:58.494 --> 00:14:00.930
  • 305 YEARS AFTER DAVID WASGONE, EIGHT GENERATIONS, ONE
  • 00:14:00.930 --> 00:14:02.331
  • GONE, EIGHT GENERATIONS, ONEOF HIS DESCENDANTS WAS ON
  • 00:14:02.331 --> 00:14:04.833
  • OF HIS DESCENDANTS WAS ONTHE THRONE, KING HEZEKIAH.
  • 00:14:04.833 --> 00:14:06.368
  • THE THRONE, KING HEZEKIAH.JERUSALEM WAS SURROUNDED BY
  • 00:14:06.368 --> 00:14:08.237
  • JERUSALEM WAS SURROUNDED BYA HUGE ARMY AND ABOUT TO BE
  • 00:14:08.237 --> 00:14:09.171
  • A HUGE ARMY AND ABOUT TO BEATTACKED.
  • 00:14:09.171 --> 00:14:10.506
  • ATTACKED.IT LOOKED LIKE HEZEKIAH WAS
  • 00:14:10.506 --> 00:14:12.341
  • IT LOOKED LIKE HEZEKIAH WASDONE, NO WAY OUT.
  • 00:14:12.341 --> 00:14:14.076
  • DONE, NO WAY OUT.BUT GOD SENT AN ANGEL THAT
  • 00:14:14.076 --> 00:14:16.712
  • BUT GOD SENT AN ANGEL THATDESTROYED 185.000 OF THE
  • 00:14:16.712 --> 00:14:17.746
  • DESTROYED 185.000 OF THEENEMY TROOPS.
  • 00:14:17.746 --> 00:14:19.415
  • ENEMY TROOPS.IN A SPLIT SECOND THE ARMY
  • 00:14:19.415 --> 00:14:21.150
  • IN A SPLIT SECOND THE ARMYWAS DEFEATED AND HEZEKIAH'S
  • 00:14:21.150 --> 00:14:22.851
  • I CAN IMAGINE, HEZEKIAH
  • 00:14:24.186 --> 00:14:25.921
  • I CAN IMAGINE, HEZEKIAHSAYING, "GOD WHAT DID I DO
  • 00:14:25.921 --> 00:14:26.989
  • SAYING, "GOD WHAT DID I DOTO DESERVE THAT KIND OF
  • 00:14:26.989 --> 00:14:28.324
  • TO DESERVE THAT KIND OFFAVOR, THAT KIND OF
  • 00:14:28.324 --> 00:14:29.558
  • FAVOR, THAT KIND OFPROTECTION?"
  • 00:14:29.558 --> 00:14:31.160
  • PROTECTION?"GOD SAID, "HEZEKIAH, IT
  • 00:14:31.160 --> 00:14:33.062
  • GOD SAID, "HEZEKIAH, ITWASN'T ANYTHING YOU DID BUT
  • 00:14:33.062 --> 00:14:34.196
  • WASN'T ANYTHING YOU DID BUTTHERE WAS A MAN IN YOUR
  • 00:14:34.196 --> 00:14:36.332
  • THERE WAS A MAN IN YOURFAMILY LINE NAMED DAVID, HE
  • 00:14:36.332 --> 00:14:38.133
  • FAMILY LINE NAMED DAVID, HEHONORED ME WITH HIS LIFE, HE
  • 00:14:38.133 --> 00:14:39.635
  • HONORED ME WITH HIS LIFE, HESTARTED A BLESSING, HE
  • 00:14:39.635 --> 00:14:42.438
  • STARTED A BLESSING, HESTORED UP MERCY, NOW 305
  • 00:14:42.438 --> 00:14:44.106
  • STORED UP MERCY, NOW 305YEARS LATER, YOU'RE WALKING
  • 00:14:44.106 --> 00:14:45.240
  • YEARS LATER, YOU'RE WALKINGIN THE FAVOR, THE
  • 00:14:45.240 --> 00:14:46.909
  • IN THE FAVOR, THEPROTECTION, THE BLESSING
  • 00:14:46.909 --> 00:14:48.477
  • PROTECTION, THE BLESSINGTHAT HE DEPOSITED INTO YOUR
  • 00:14:48.477 --> 00:14:49.778
  • THAT HE DEPOSITED INTO YOURACCOUNT."
  • 00:14:49.778 --> 00:14:51.046
  • ACCOUNT."THERE ARE PEOPLE IN YOUR
  • 00:14:51.046 --> 00:14:52.715
  • THERE ARE PEOPLE IN YOURFAMILY LINE THAT ARE GOING
  • 00:14:52.715 --> 00:14:54.516
  • FAMILY LINE THAT ARE GOINGTO SEE MERCY BECAUSE YOU
  • 00:14:54.516 --> 00:14:55.851
  • TO SEE MERCY BECAUSE YOUSTARTED A BLESSING.
  • 00:14:55.851 --> 00:14:57.353
  • STARTED A BLESSING.YOU'RE THE DAVID, YOU'RE
  • 00:14:57.353 --> 00:14:58.654
  • YOU'RE THE DAVID, YOU'REHONORING GOD.
  • 00:14:58.654 --> 00:14:59.888
  • HONORING GOD.HE SEES YOU TAKING THE HIGH
  • 00:14:59.888 --> 00:15:00.689
  • HE SEES YOU TAKING THE HIGHROAD.
  • 00:15:00.689 --> 00:15:01.724
  • ROAD.HE SEES YOU GOING OUT OF
  • 00:15:01.724 --> 00:15:03.092
  • HE SEES YOU GOING OUT OFYOUR WAY TO BE GOOD TO THAT
  • 00:15:03.092 --> 00:15:03.692
  • YOUR WAY TO BE GOOD TO THATFRIEND.
  • 00:15:03.692 --> 00:15:05.160
  • FRIEND.HE SEES YOU RESISTING THE
  • 00:15:05.160 --> 00:15:06.061
  • HE SEES YOU RESISTING THETEMPTATION.
  • 00:15:06.061 --> 00:15:07.429
  • TEMPTATION.HE SEES YOU GETTING UP EARLY
  • 00:15:07.429 --> 00:15:08.630
  • HE SEES YOU GETTING UP EARLYTO THANK HIM.
  • 00:15:08.630 --> 00:15:09.765
  • TO THANK HIM.HE'S NOT ONLY GOING TO SHOW
  • 00:15:09.765 --> 00:15:11.300
  • HE'S NOT ONLY GOING TO SHOWYOU BLESSING; BUT THAT
  • 00:15:11.300 --> 00:15:12.701
  • YOU BLESSING; BUT THATBLESSING, YOU'RE NOT GOING
  • 00:15:12.701 --> 00:15:14.269
  • BLESSING, YOU'RE NOT GOINGTO BE ABLE TO CONTAIN IT.
  • 00:15:14.269 --> 00:15:15.337
  • TO BE ABLE TO CONTAIN IT.IT'S GOING TO SPILL OVER TO
  • 00:15:15.337 --> 00:15:16.572
  • IT'S GOING TO SPILL OVER TOYOUR CHILDREN, YOUR
  • 00:15:16.572 --> 00:15:18.240
  • YOUR CHILDREN, YOURGRANDCHILDREN, TO PEOPLE IN
  • 00:15:18.240 --> 00:15:19.675
  • GRANDCHILDREN, TO PEOPLE INYOUR FAMILY LINE.
  • 00:15:19.675 --> 00:15:20.843
  • YOUR FAMILY LINE.THEY'RE GOING TO BE BORN
  • 00:15:20.843 --> 00:15:22.411
  • THEY'RE GOING TO BE BORNWITH A BLESSING BECAUSE OF
  • 00:15:22.411 --> 00:15:24.947
  • WITH A BLESSING BECAUSE OFYOU, BORN WITH FAVOR BECAUSE
  • 00:15:24.947 --> 00:15:26.415
  • YOU, BORN WITH FAVOR BECAUSEYOU'RE A GIVER, BORN WITH
  • 00:15:26.415 --> 00:15:27.983
  • YOU'RE A GIVER, BORN WITHMERCY BECAUSE YOU SHOWED
  • 00:15:27.983 --> 00:15:29.351
  • MERCY BECAUSE YOU SHOWEDMERCY, BORN WITH AN
  • 00:15:29.351 --> 00:15:31.020
  • MERCY, BORN WITH ANADVANTAGE BECAUSE OF YOUR
  • 00:15:31.020 --> 00:15:32.521
  • I MET A MAN AFTER THE
  • 00:15:33.589 --> 00:15:34.423
  • I MET A MAN AFTER THESERVICE.
  • 00:15:34.423 --> 00:15:35.491
  • SERVICE.WHEN HE WAS IN HIS EARLY
  • 00:15:35.491 --> 00:15:37.526
  • WHEN HE WAS IN HIS EARLYTWENTIES, HE LOST HIS WAY IN
  • 00:15:37.526 --> 00:15:38.427
  • TWENTIES, HE LOST HIS WAY INLIFE.
  • 00:15:38.427 --> 00:15:39.628
  • LIFE.HE WAS DISCOURAGED AND
  • 00:15:39.628 --> 00:15:41.597
  • HE WAS DISCOURAGED ANDDIDN'T KNOW WHAT TO DO.
  • 00:15:41.597 --> 00:15:42.831
  • DIDN'T KNOW WHAT TO DO.ONE EVENING, HE WAS WALKING
  • 00:15:42.831 --> 00:15:44.633
  • ONE EVENING, HE WAS WALKINGAROUND DOWNTOWN WITH NO
  • 00:15:44.633 --> 00:15:45.667
  • AROUND DOWNTOWN WITH NOPURPOSE.
  • 00:15:45.667 --> 00:15:46.902
  • PURPOSE.MY FATHER WAS GOING TO AN
  • 00:15:46.902 --> 00:15:48.570
  • MY FATHER WAS GOING TO ANEVENT AND SAW HIM ACROSS THE
  • 00:15:48.570 --> 00:15:49.471
  • EVENT AND SAW HIM ACROSS THESTREET.
  • 00:15:49.471 --> 00:15:50.739
  • STREET.HE FELT COMPASSION TOWARD
  • 00:15:50.739 --> 00:15:52.241
  • HE FELT COMPASSION TOWARDHIM, SO HE WENT OVER AND
  • 00:15:52.241 --> 00:15:53.809
  • HIM, SO HE WENT OVER ANDSTARTED TALKING TO HIM.
  • 00:15:53.809 --> 00:15:55.477
  • STARTED TALKING TO HIM.HE TOLD HIM HOW GOD HAD A
  • 00:15:55.477 --> 00:15:57.179
  • HE TOLD HIM HOW GOD HAD APLAN FOR HIS LIFE AND HOW
  • 00:15:57.179 --> 00:15:58.380
  • PLAN FOR HIS LIFE AND HOWTHE DREAMS HE'D PUT ON THE
  • 00:15:58.380 --> 00:15:59.448
  • THE DREAMS HE'D PUT ON THEINSIDE COULD STILL COME TO
  • 00:15:59.448 --> 00:16:00.983
  • FUTURE.
  • 00:16:01.984 --> 00:16:03.185
  • FUTURE.IT WAS LIKE SOMETHING WOKE
  • 00:16:03.185 --> 00:16:04.686
  • IT WAS LIKE SOMETHING WOKEUP ON THE INSIDE.
  • 00:16:04.686 --> 00:16:06.488
  • UP ON THE INSIDE.HIS PASSION AND PURPOSE CAME
  • 00:16:06.488 --> 00:16:07.823
  • HIS PASSION AND PURPOSE CAMEBACK TO LIFE.
  • 00:16:07.823 --> 00:16:08.891
  • BACK TO LIFE.MY FATHER HANDED HIM A
  • 00:16:08.891 --> 00:16:10.125
  • MY FATHER HANDED HIM AHUNDRED-DOLLAR BILL.
  • 00:16:10.125 --> 00:16:11.326
  • HUNDRED-DOLLAR BILL.HE HUGGED HIM AND WALKED
  • 00:16:11.326 --> 00:16:12.394
  • HE HUGGED HIM AND WALKEDAWAY.
  • 00:16:12.394 --> 00:16:13.529
  • AWAY.THAT YOUNG MAN BEGAN TO
  • 00:16:13.529 --> 00:16:14.363
  • THAT YOUNG MAN BEGAN TOWEEP.
  • 00:16:14.363 --> 00:16:15.731
  • WEEP.HE TOLD HOW THAT WAS A
  • 00:16:15.731 --> 00:16:17.666
  • HE TOLD HOW THAT WAS ATURNING POINT IN HIS LIFE.
  • 00:16:17.666 --> 00:16:19.334
  • TURNING POINT IN HIS LIFE.HE GOT BACK ON HIS FEET, HE
  • 00:16:19.334 --> 00:16:20.235
  • HE GOT BACK ON HIS FEET, HEWENT BACK TO SCHOOL,
  • 00:16:20.235 --> 00:16:21.603
  • WENT BACK TO SCHOOL,FINISHED HIS COLLEGE
  • 00:16:21.603 --> 00:16:23.138
  • FINISHED HIS COLLEGEEDUCATION, HE WENT ON TO
  • 00:16:23.138 --> 00:16:24.673
  • EDUCATION, HE WENT ON TOMEDICAL SCHOOL AND BECAME A
  • 00:16:24.673 --> 00:16:25.674
  • MEDICAL SCHOOL AND BECAME ASURGEON.
  • 00:16:25.674 --> 00:16:27.810
  • SURGEON.TODAY HE'S VERY SUCCESSFUL,
  • 00:16:27.810 --> 00:16:29.745
  • TODAY HE'S VERY SUCCESSFUL,A LEADER IN HIS FIELD.
  • 00:16:29.745 --> 00:16:30.979
  • A LEADER IN HIS FIELD.HE SAID, "JOEL, I NEVER GOT
  • 00:16:30.979 --> 00:16:32.614
  • HE SAID, "JOEL, I NEVER GOTTO THANK YOUR FATHER, BUT I
  • 00:16:32.614 --> 00:16:34.183
  • TO THANK YOUR FATHER, BUT IWANTED AT LEAST TO THANK
  • 00:16:34.183 --> 00:16:35.217
  • WANTED AT LEAST TO THANKYOU."
  • 00:16:35.217 --> 00:16:36.418
  • YOU."HE HANDED ME A CHECK FOR THE
  • 00:16:36.418 --> 00:16:38.153
  • HE HANDED ME A CHECK FOR THEMINISTRY, MANY TIMES MORE
  • 00:16:38.153 --> 00:16:39.421
  • MINISTRY, MANY TIMES MORETHAN THE HUNDRED DOLLARS MY
  • 00:16:39.421 --> 00:16:41.256
  • THAN THE HUNDRED DOLLARS MYFATHER GAVE HIM.
  • 00:16:41.256 --> 00:16:42.858
  • FATHER GAVE HIM.HOW MANY TIMES HAVE I LOOKED
  • 00:16:42.858 --> 00:16:44.326
  • HOW MANY TIMES HAVE I LOOKEDBACK AND SAID, "THANK YOU
  • 00:16:44.326 --> 00:16:46.095
  • BACK AND SAID, "THANK YOUDADDY, YOU MADE MY LIFE
  • 00:16:46.095 --> 00:16:47.062
  • DADDY, YOU MADE MY LIFEEASIER.
  • 00:16:47.062 --> 00:16:48.497
  • EASIER.THANK YOU, GRANDDADDY, YOUR
  • 00:16:48.497 --> 00:16:50.132
  • THANK YOU, GRANDDADDY, YOURSACRIFICES PUT ME FURTHER
  • 00:16:50.132 --> 00:16:51.733
  • SACRIFICES PUT ME FURTHERDOWN THE ROAD.
  • 00:16:51.733 --> 00:16:52.935
  • DOWN THE ROAD.THANK YOU, GRANDMOTHER,
  • 00:16:52.935 --> 00:16:54.103
  • THANK YOU, GRANDMOTHER,THANK YOU MOTHER, YOUR
  • 00:16:54.103 --> 00:16:55.437
  • THANK YOU MOTHER, YOURPRAYERS, YOUR LOVE, YOUR
  • 00:16:55.437 --> 00:16:57.706
  • PRAYERS, YOUR LOVE, YOURDEVOTION HAS THRUST ME WHERE
  • 00:16:57.706 --> 00:16:59.608
  • DEVOTION HAS THRUST ME WHEREI CAN'T GO ON MY OWN."
  • 00:16:59.608 --> 00:17:01.110
  • I CAN'T GO ON MY OWN."I'VE HAD A LOT OF PEOPLE PUT
  • 00:17:01.110 --> 00:17:03.045
  • I'VE HAD A LOT OF PEOPLE PUTGOOD THINGS INTO MY ACCOUNT,
  • 00:17:03.045 --> 00:17:04.613
  • GOOD THINGS INTO MY ACCOUNT,NOTHING I HAD ANYTHING TO DO
  • 00:17:04.613 --> 00:17:05.214
  • NOTHING I HAD ANYTHING TO DOWITH.
  • 00:17:05.214 --> 00:17:06.949
  • WITH.NOW I WANT TO MAKE SURE I
  • 00:17:06.949 --> 00:17:09.184
  • NOW I WANT TO MAKE SURE IKEEP THAT BLESSING GOING.
  • 00:17:09.184 --> 00:17:10.452
  • KEEP THAT BLESSING GOING.I'M NOT GOING TO COMPROMISE
  • 00:17:10.452 --> 00:17:12.454
  • I'M NOT GOING TO COMPROMISEAND TAKE THE EASY WAY OUT.
  • 00:17:12.454 --> 00:17:13.155
  • AND TAKE THE EASY WAY OUT.I'M NOT GOING TO LIVE
  • 00:17:13.155 --> 00:17:14.756
  • I'M NOT GOING TO LIVESELFISHLY AND ONLY THINK OF
  • 00:17:14.756 --> 00:17:15.557
  • SELFISHLY AND ONLY THINK OFME.
  • 00:17:15.557 --> 00:17:16.792
  • ME.I'M NOT GOING TO BE AVERAGE;
  • 00:17:16.792 --> 00:17:18.360
  • I'M NOT GOING TO BE AVERAGE;I'M GOING TO BE EXCEPTIONAL.
  • 00:17:18.360 --> 00:17:19.328
  • I'M GOING TO BE EXCEPTIONAL.I'M NOT GOING TO SETTLE FOR
  • 00:17:19.328 --> 00:17:20.395
  • I'M NOT GOING TO SETTLE FORMEDIOCRITY, I'M GOING TO
  • 00:17:20.395 --> 00:17:21.730
  • MEDIOCRITY, I'M GOING TOBELIEVE BIG, I'M GOING TO
  • 00:17:21.730 --> 00:17:23.765
  • BELIEVE BIG, I'M GOING TOTAKE BOLD STEPS.
  • 00:17:23.765 --> 00:17:25.134
  • TAKE BOLD STEPS.I WANT TO LIVE MY LIFE IN
  • 00:17:25.134 --> 00:17:26.869
  • I WANT TO LIVE MY LIFE INSUCH A WAY THAT YEARS FROM
  • 00:17:26.869 --> 00:17:28.670
  • SUCH A WAY THAT YEARS FROMNOW MY CHILDREN, MY
  • 00:17:28.670 --> 00:17:29.972
  • NOW MY CHILDREN, MYGRANDCHILDREN, WILL LOOK
  • 00:17:29.972 --> 00:17:31.673
  • GRANDCHILDREN, WILL LOOKBACK AND SAY, "I'M BETTER
  • 00:17:31.673 --> 00:17:33.242
  • BACK AND SAY, "I'M BETTEROFF BECAUSE OF JOEL.
  • 00:17:33.242 --> 00:17:34.543
  • OFF BECAUSE OF JOEL.HE WAS A GIVER, HE WAS
  • 00:17:34.543 --> 00:17:35.878
  • HE WAS A GIVER, HE WASEXCELLENT, HE WAS FAITHFUL,
  • 00:17:35.878 --> 00:17:37.880
  • EXCELLENT, HE WAS FAITHFUL,HE SET NEW STANDARDS."
  • 00:17:37.880 --> 00:17:39.581
  • HE SET NEW STANDARDS."HOW THIS SHOULD CHALLENGE US
  • 00:17:39.581 --> 00:17:41.116
  • HOW THIS SHOULD CHALLENGE USTO BE OUR VERY BEST.
  • 00:17:41.116 --> 00:17:42.718
  • TO BE OUR VERY BEST.NOT GET SIDETRACKED BY PETTY
  • 00:17:42.718 --> 00:17:45.020
  • NOT GET SIDETRACKED BY PETTYTHINGS, OFFENDED, TRYING TO
  • 00:17:45.020 --> 00:17:46.588
  • THINGS, OFFENDED, TRYING TOPAY PEOPLE BACK,
  • 00:17:46.588 --> 00:17:48.190
  • PAY PEOPLE BACK,COMPROMISING, GIVING IN TO
  • 00:17:48.190 --> 00:17:49.658
  • COMPROMISING, GIVING IN TOTHE SAME TEMPTATIONS.
  • 00:17:49.658 --> 00:17:51.560
  • THE SAME TEMPTATIONS.MEDIOCRE, "I DON'T FEEL LIKE
  • 00:17:51.560 --> 00:17:52.461
  • MEDIOCRE, "I DON'T FEEL LIKEBEING MY BEST, JOEL, I'M
  • 00:17:52.461 --> 00:17:53.128
  • BEING MY BEST, JOEL, I'MTIRED."
  • 00:17:53.128 --> 00:17:55.297
  • TIRED."NO START A BLESSING, MAKE
  • 00:17:55.297 --> 00:17:56.498
  • NO START A BLESSING, MAKEYOUR LIFE COUNT.
  • 00:17:56.498 --> 00:17:57.966
  • YOUR LIFE COUNT.YOU'RE AFFECTING GENERATIONS
  • 00:17:57.966 --> 00:17:59.101
  • YOU'RE AFFECTING GENERATIONSTO COME.
  • 00:17:59.101 --> 00:18:01.203
  • TO COME.YOU CAN PASS DOWN BLESSINGS,
  • 00:18:01.203 --> 00:18:02.571
  • YOU CAN PASS DOWN BLESSINGS,FAVOR, GENEROSITY,
  • 00:18:02.571 --> 00:18:03.872
  • FAVOR, GENEROSITY,FAITHFULNESS.
  • 00:18:03.872 --> 00:18:05.207
  • FAITHFULNESS.OR YOU CAN PASS DOWN
  • 00:18:05.207 --> 00:18:06.642
  • OR YOU CAN PASS DOWNDYSFUNCTION, BITTERNESS,
  • 00:18:06.642 --> 00:18:08.410
  • DYSFUNCTION, BITTERNESS,MEDIOCRITY.
  • 00:18:08.410 --> 00:18:10.179
  • MEDIOCRITY.THAT MAY BE WHAT'S BEEN
  • 00:18:10.179 --> 00:18:11.880
  • THAT MAY BE WHAT'S BEENPASSED TO YOU, YOU MAY NOT
  • 00:18:11.880 --> 00:18:12.915
  • PASSED TO YOU, YOU MAY NOTHAVE HAD A LOT OF GOOD
  • 00:18:12.915 --> 00:18:13.815
  • HAVE HAD A LOT OF GOODTHINGS PUT INTO YOUR
  • 00:18:13.815 --> 00:18:14.483
  • THINGS PUT INTO YOURACCOUNT.
  • 00:18:14.483 --> 00:18:16.451
  • ACCOUNT.THAT MEANS YOU'RE THE ONE TO
  • 00:18:16.451 --> 00:18:17.853
  • THAT MEANS YOU'RE THE ONE TOSTART THE BLESSING.
  • 00:18:17.853 --> 00:18:18.887
  • START THE BLESSING.YOU'RE THE ONE TO START THE
  • 00:18:18.887 --> 00:18:21.089
  • YOU'RE THE ONE TO START THEFAVOR, TO START THE FREEDOM.
  • 00:18:21.089 --> 00:18:22.391
  • FAVOR, TO START THE FREEDOM.GOD IS COUNTING ON YOU TO
  • 00:18:22.391 --> 00:18:24.126
  • GOD IS COUNTING ON YOU TORAISE THE BAR, TO TAKE YOUR
  • 00:18:24.126 --> 00:18:26.728
  • RAISE THE BAR, TO TAKE YOURFAMILY TO A NEW LEVEL.
  • 00:18:26.728 --> 00:18:28.497
  • FAMILY TO A NEW LEVEL.IN THE SCRIPTURE, ISAAC'S
  • 00:18:28.497 --> 00:18:30.332
  • IN THE SCRIPTURE, ISAAC'SWIFE REBEKAH, WAS VERY
  • 00:18:30.332 --> 00:18:31.500
  • WIFE REBEKAH, WAS VERYDISHONEST.
  • 00:18:31.500 --> 00:18:32.467
  • DISHONEST.SHE MANIPULATED HER
  • 00:18:32.467 --> 00:18:34.870
  • SHE MANIPULATED HERCHILDREN, HAD HER SON JACOB,
  • 00:18:34.870 --> 00:18:36.104
  • CHILDREN, HAD HER SON JACOB,DRESS UP LIKE HIS BROTHER
  • 00:18:36.104 --> 00:18:38.407
  • DRESS UP LIKE HIS BROTHERESAU TO TRICK THEIR FATHER.
  • 00:18:38.407 --> 00:18:39.808
  • ESAU TO TRICK THEIR FATHER.SHE DECEIVED HER HUSBAND TO
  • 00:18:39.808 --> 00:18:41.076
  • SHE DECEIVED HER HUSBAND TOGET HER WAY.
  • 00:18:41.076 --> 00:18:42.411
  • GET HER WAY.HER SON JACOB TURNED OUT
  • 00:18:42.411 --> 00:18:43.478
  • HER SON JACOB TURNED OUTJUST LIKE HER.
  • 00:18:43.478 --> 00:18:45.781
  • JUST LIKE HER.HE WAS DECEPTIVE, DISHONEST.
  • 00:18:45.781 --> 00:18:46.982
  • HE WAS DECEPTIVE, DISHONEST.HE TRICKED IS BROTHER OUT OF
  • 00:18:46.982 --> 00:18:48.350
  • HE TRICKED IS BROTHER OUT OFHIS BIRTHRIGHT.
  • 00:18:48.350 --> 00:18:50.085
  • HIS BIRTHRIGHT.JACOB'S UNCLE, A MAN NAMED
  • 00:18:50.085 --> 00:18:52.087
  • JACOB'S UNCLE, A MAN NAMEDLABAN HAD THE SAME PROBLEM.
  • 00:18:52.087 --> 00:18:52.854
  • LABAN HAD THE SAME PROBLEM.HE DECEIVED JACOB.
  • 00:18:52.854 --> 00:18:54.823
  • HE DECEIVED JACOB.THAT WAS A SPIRIT OF
  • 00:18:54.823 --> 00:18:56.592
  • THAT WAS A SPIRIT OFDECEPTION THAT KEPT GETTING
  • 00:18:56.592 --> 00:18:58.060
  • DECEPTION THAT KEPT GETTINGPASSED FROM GENERATION TO
  • 00:18:58.060 --> 00:18:58.694
  • PASSED FROM GENERATION TOGENERATION.
  • 00:18:58.694 --> 00:19:00.596
  • GENERATION.IT WASN'T A COINCIDENCE THAT
  • 00:19:00.596 --> 00:19:01.630
  • IT WASN'T A COINCIDENCE THATTHE MOTHER HAD IT AND THE
  • 00:19:01.630 --> 00:19:03.298
  • THE MOTHER HAD IT AND THESON AND THE UNCLE.
  • 00:19:03.298 --> 00:19:04.900
  • SON AND THE UNCLE.IT WILL CONTINUE UNTIL
  • 00:19:04.900 --> 00:19:06.835
  • IT WILL CONTINUE UNTILSOMEONE MAKES THE DECISION
  • 00:19:06.835 --> 00:19:07.636
  • SOMEONE MAKES THE DECISIONTHAT THEY'RE GOING TO START
  • 00:19:07.636 --> 00:19:08.870
  • THAT THEY'RE GOING TO STARTA BLESSING.
  • 00:19:08.870 --> 00:19:09.638
  • A BLESSING.THEY'RE NOT GOING TO KEEP
  • 00:19:09.638 --> 00:19:10.606
  • THEY'RE NOT GOING TO KEEPPASSING DOWN THE
  • 00:19:10.606 --> 00:19:12.407
  • PASSING DOWN THEDYSFUNCTION, THE ADDICTIONS,
  • 00:19:12.407 --> 00:19:14.009
  • DYSFUNCTION, THE ADDICTIONS,THE BITTERNESS.
  • 00:19:14.009 --> 00:19:15.744
  • THE BITTERNESS.JACOB CAME TO THIS POINT
  • 00:19:15.744 --> 00:19:16.845
  • JACOB CAME TO THIS POINTWHERE HE WAS TIRED OF LIVING
  • 00:19:16.845 --> 00:19:17.813
  • WHERE HE WAS TIRED OF LIVINGTHIS WAY.
  • 00:19:17.813 --> 00:19:19.348
  • THIS WAY.HIS WHOLE LIFE HE'D BEEN A
  • 00:19:19.348 --> 00:19:20.983
  • HIS WHOLE LIFE HE'D BEEN ADECEIVER, TRICKING PEOPLE,
  • 00:19:20.983 --> 00:19:22.484
  • DECEIVER, TRICKING PEOPLE,BEING DISHONEST.
  • 00:19:22.484 --> 00:19:23.452
  • BEING DISHONEST.HE WANTED TO MAKE THINGS
  • 00:19:23.452 --> 00:19:24.286
  • HE WANTED TO MAKE THINGSRIGHT.
  • 00:19:24.286 --> 00:19:25.621
  • RIGHT.HE WENT DOWN TO THE BROOK
  • 00:19:25.621 --> 00:19:27.256
  • HE WENT DOWN TO THE BROOKTO GET ALONE WITH GOD.
  • 00:19:27.256 --> 00:19:29.358
  • TO GET ALONE WITH GOD.THAT NIGHT AN ANGEL CAME AND
  • 00:19:29.358 --> 00:19:30.525
  • THAT NIGHT AN ANGEL CAME ANDSAID, "GOD IS CHANGING YOUR
  • 00:19:30.525 --> 00:19:31.159
  • SAID, "GOD IS CHANGING YOURNAME.
  • 00:19:31.159 --> 00:19:32.461
  • NAME.YOU WILL NO LONGER BE CALLED
  • 00:19:32.461 --> 00:19:33.662
  • YOU WILL NO LONGER BE CALLEDJACOB, WHICH MEANS
  • 00:19:33.662 --> 00:19:35.597
  • JACOB, WHICH MEANSTRICKSTER, YOUR NEW NAME
  • 00:19:35.597 --> 00:19:37.199
  • TRICKSTER, YOUR NEW NAMEWILL BE ISRAEL, WHICH MEANS
  • 00:19:37.199 --> 00:19:38.767
  • WILL BE ISRAEL, WHICH MEANSPRINCE WITH GOD."
  • 00:19:38.767 --> 00:19:39.735
  • PRINCE WITH GOD."HE LEFT THERE WITH A NEW
  • 00:19:39.735 --> 00:19:41.637
  • HE LEFT THERE WITH A NEWATTITUDE AND A NEW PASSION
  • 00:19:41.637 --> 00:19:43.405
  • ATTITUDE AND A NEW PASSIONTO DO THE RIGHT THING.
  • 00:19:43.405 --> 00:19:45.040
  • TO DO THE RIGHT THING.HE KNEW HE NEEDED TO ASK HIS
  • 00:19:45.040 --> 00:19:46.241
  • HE KNEW HE NEEDED TO ASK HISBROTHER ESAU FOR
  • 00:19:46.241 --> 00:19:47.509
  • BROTHER ESAU FORFORGIVENESS.
  • 00:19:47.509 --> 00:19:48.944
  • FORGIVENESS.THEY HAD BEEN ESTRANGED FOR
  • 00:19:48.944 --> 00:19:49.945
  • THEY HAD BEEN ESTRANGED FORYEARS.
  • 00:19:49.945 --> 00:19:51.213
  • YEARS.WHEN JACOB STOLE HIS
  • 00:19:51.213 --> 00:19:53.081
  • WHEN JACOB STOLE HISBIRTHRIGHT, ESAU WAS SO
  • 00:19:53.081 --> 00:19:54.850
  • BIRTHRIGHT, ESAU WAS SOANGRY, JACOB HAD TO FLEE FOR
  • 00:19:54.850 --> 00:19:55.951
  • ANGRY, JACOB HAD TO FLEE FORHIS LIFE.
  • 00:19:55.951 --> 00:19:57.519
  • HIS LIFE.NOW YEARS LATER, JACOB
  • 00:19:57.519 --> 00:19:59.187
  • NOW YEARS LATER, JACOBWANTED TO RETURN HOME, THE
  • 00:19:59.187 --> 00:20:00.789
  • WANTED TO RETURN HOME, THEONLY WAY TO GET THERE WAS TO
  • 00:20:00.789 --> 00:20:02.257
  • ONLY WAY TO GET THERE WAS TOGO THROUGH THE LAND OWNED BY
  • 00:20:02.257 --> 00:20:03.592
  • JACOB SENT MESSENGERS WITH
  • 00:20:05.227 --> 00:20:07.663
  • JACOB SENT MESSENGERS WITHGIFTS TO ASK ESAU IF HE
  • 00:20:07.663 --> 00:20:08.930
  • GIFTS TO ASK ESAU IF HEWOULD SEE HIM.
  • 00:20:08.930 --> 00:20:10.632
  • WOULD SEE HIM.ESAU AGREED AND HE WAS
  • 00:20:10.632 --> 00:20:12.267
  • ESAU AGREED AND HE WASCOMING WITH FOUR HUNDRED OF
  • 00:20:12.267 --> 00:20:13.435
  • COMING WITH FOUR HUNDRED OFHIS MEN.
  • 00:20:13.435 --> 00:20:14.870
  • HIS MEN.FINALLY, THE BIG MOMENT
  • 00:20:14.870 --> 00:20:15.804
  • FINALLY, THE BIG MOMENTARRIVED.
  • 00:20:15.804 --> 00:20:17.639
  • ARRIVED.JACOB SAW ESAU COMING WITH
  • 00:20:17.639 --> 00:20:19.007
  • JACOB SAW ESAU COMING WITHALL OF HIS MEN.
  • 00:20:19.007 --> 00:20:19.841
  • ALL OF HIS MEN.HE WAS ABOUT TO MEET THE
  • 00:20:19.841 --> 00:20:21.610
  • HE WAS ABOUT TO MEET THEBROTHER THAT HE HAD CHEATED
  • 00:20:21.610 --> 00:20:22.878
  • BROTHER THAT HE HAD CHEATEDAND TOOK THE DOUBLE PORTION
  • 00:20:22.878 --> 00:20:24.479
  • AND TOOK THE DOUBLE PORTIONFROM, THE INHERITANCE THAT
  • 00:20:24.479 --> 00:20:25.814
  • I'M SURE HIS ADRENALINE WAS
  • 00:20:27.449 --> 00:20:29.451
  • I'M SURE HIS ADRENALINE WASFLOWING, HE WAS ON EDGE,
  • 00:20:29.451 --> 00:20:31.219
  • FLOWING, HE WAS ON EDGE,WONDERING HOW ESAU WAS GOING
  • 00:20:31.219 --> 00:20:32.554
  • WONDERING HOW ESAU WAS GOINGTO RESPOND.
  • 00:20:32.554 --> 00:20:34.156
  • TO RESPOND.JACOB HAD SOMEONE TAKE HIS
  • 00:20:34.156 --> 00:20:35.791
  • JACOB HAD SOMEONE TAKE HISFAMILY TO THE SIDE,
  • 00:20:35.791 --> 00:20:37.526
  • FAMILY TO THE SIDE,INCLUDING HIS YOUNG SON
  • 00:20:37.526 --> 00:20:38.660
  • INCLUDING HIS YOUNG SONJOSEPH.
  • 00:20:38.660 --> 00:20:40.429
  • JOSEPH.AS A LITTLE BOY JOSEPH WAS
  • 00:20:40.429 --> 00:20:41.963
  • AS A LITTLE BOY JOSEPH WASWATCHING ALL THIS DRAMA PLAY
  • 00:20:41.963 --> 00:20:42.864
  • WATCHING ALL THIS DRAMA PLAYOUT.
  • 00:20:42.864 --> 00:20:43.732
  • OUT.HE HAD NO DOUBT HEARD
  • 00:20:43.732 --> 00:20:45.467
  • HE HAD NO DOUBT HEARDSTORIES HOW HIS FATHER HAD
  • 00:20:45.467 --> 00:20:47.402
  • STORIES HOW HIS FATHER HADCHEATED HIS UNCLE, HOW ESAU
  • 00:20:47.402 --> 00:20:48.704
  • CHEATED HIS UNCLE, HOW ESAUWAS UPSET AND HOW HE
  • 00:20:48.704 --> 00:20:50.238
  • WAS UPSET AND HOW HEWOULDN'T SPEAK TO THEM.
  • 00:20:50.238 --> 00:20:51.940
  • WOULDN'T SPEAK TO THEM.YOU CAN IMAGINE HOW FEARFUL
  • 00:20:51.940 --> 00:20:53.709
  • YOU CAN IMAGINE HOW FEARFULLITTLE JOSEPH WAS.
  • 00:20:53.709 --> 00:20:54.910
  • LITTLE JOSEPH WAS.WHEN ESAU WAS A COUPLE
  • 00:20:54.910 --> 00:20:57.045
  • WHEN ESAU WAS A COUPLEHUNDRED YARDS AWAY, JACOB
  • 00:20:57.045 --> 00:20:58.780
  • HUNDRED YARDS AWAY, JACOBBOWED DOWN SEVEN TIMES IN
  • 00:20:58.780 --> 00:20:59.948
  • BOWED DOWN SEVEN TIMES INHUMILITY.
  • 00:20:59.948 --> 00:21:01.450
  • HUMILITY.ESAU TOOK OFF RUNNING TOWARD
  • 00:21:01.450 --> 00:21:02.150
  • ESAU TOOK OFF RUNNING TOWARDHIM.
  • 00:21:02.150 --> 00:21:03.418
  • HIM.JACOB THOUGHT, "THAT'S IT,
  • 00:21:03.418 --> 00:21:04.453
  • JACOB THOUGHT, "THAT'S IT,I'M DONE."
  • 00:21:04.453 --> 00:21:06.221
  • I'M DONE."BUT WHEN ESAU GOT TO HIM, HE
  • 00:21:06.221 --> 00:21:08.023
  • BUT WHEN ESAU GOT TO HIM, HEGRABBED JACOB AND HUGGED
  • 00:21:08.023 --> 00:21:09.024
  • GRABBED JACOB AND HUGGEDHIM.
  • 00:21:09.024 --> 00:21:10.125
  • HIM.THE SCRIPTURE SAYS, "HE
  • 00:21:10.125 --> 00:21:11.960
  • THE SCRIPTURE SAYS, "HETHREW HIS ARMS AROUND JACOB
  • 00:21:11.960 --> 00:21:13.161
  • THREW HIS ARMS AROUND JACOBAND THEY KISSED."
  • 00:21:13.161 --> 00:21:15.197
  • I CAN IMAGINE ESAU LOOKING
  • 00:21:16.698 --> 00:21:18.166
  • I CAN IMAGINE ESAU LOOKINGOVER AND ASKING, "WHO ARE
  • 00:21:18.166 --> 00:21:19.801
  • OVER AND ASKING, "WHO AREALL THESE PEOPLE?"
  • 00:21:19.801 --> 00:21:20.635
  • ALL THESE PEOPLE?"JACOB SAID, "THAT'S MY
  • 00:21:20.635 --> 00:21:21.636
  • JACOB SAID, "THAT'S MYFAMILY."
  • 00:21:21.636 --> 00:21:22.304
  • FAMILY.""WELL, WHO'S THIS LITTLE
  • 00:21:22.304 --> 00:21:22.938
  • "WELL, WHO'S THIS LITTLEBOY?"
  • 00:21:22.938 --> 00:21:24.706
  • BOY?""THAT'S MY SON JOSEPH,
  • 00:21:24.706 --> 00:21:26.108
  • "THAT'S MY SON JOSEPH,THAT'S YOUR NEPHEW."
  • 00:21:26.108 --> 00:21:27.876
  • THAT'S YOUR NEPHEW."I CAN SEE ESAU WALKING OVER
  • 00:21:27.876 --> 00:21:29.811
  • I CAN SEE ESAU WALKING OVERAND HUGGING LITTLE JOSEPH.
  • 00:21:29.811 --> 00:21:31.012
  • AND HUGGING LITTLE JOSEPH.WHAT JACOB THOUGHT WOULD BE
  • 00:21:31.012 --> 00:21:32.814
  • WHAT JACOB THOUGHT WOULD BESTRIFE AND CONTENTION,
  • 00:21:32.814 --> 00:21:33.582
  • STRIFE AND CONTENTION,TURNED OUT TO BE AN
  • 00:21:33.582 --> 00:21:35.784
  • TURNED OUT TO BE ANINCREDIBLE ACT OF KINDNESS,
  • 00:21:35.784 --> 00:21:38.453
  • INCREDIBLE ACT OF KINDNESS,AN INCREDIBLE SHOW OF MERCY.
  • 00:21:38.453 --> 00:21:40.021
  • AN INCREDIBLE SHOW OF MERCY.FAST FORWARD MANY YEARS
  • 00:21:40.021 --> 00:21:40.856
  • FAST FORWARD MANY YEARSLATER.
  • 00:21:40.856 --> 00:21:42.524
  • IS A GROWN MAN.
  • 00:21:43.992 --> 00:21:45.227
  • IS A GROWN MAN.HE'S BEEN BETRAYED BY HIS
  • 00:21:45.227 --> 00:21:47.562
  • HE'S BEEN BETRAYED BY HISBROTHERS, SOLD INTO SLAVERY,
  • 00:21:47.562 --> 00:21:49.064
  • BROTHERS, SOLD INTO SLAVERY,FALSELY ACCUSED AND PUT IN
  • 00:21:49.064 --> 00:21:50.098
  • FALSELY ACCUSED AND PUT INPRISON.
  • 00:21:50.098 --> 00:21:51.733
  • PRISON.AFTER THIRTEEN YEARS, HE WAS
  • 00:21:51.733 --> 00:21:53.635
  • AFTER THIRTEEN YEARS, HE WASVINDICATED AND PROMOTED TO
  • 00:21:53.635 --> 00:21:55.837
  • VINDICATED AND PROMOTED TOTHE PRIME MINISTER OF EGYPT.
  • 00:21:55.837 --> 00:21:57.139
  • THE PRIME MINISTER OF EGYPT.THERE WAS A GREAT FAMINE IN
  • 00:21:57.139 --> 00:21:58.840
  • THERE WAS A GREAT FAMINE INTHE LAND BUT BECAUSE OF THE
  • 00:21:58.840 --> 00:22:00.409
  • THE LAND BUT BECAUSE OF THEBLESSING ON JOSEPH, HE HAD
  • 00:22:00.409 --> 00:22:02.177
  • BLESSING ON JOSEPH, HE HADGREAT WISDOM, HE HELPED THE
  • 00:22:02.177 --> 00:22:04.045
  • GREAT WISDOM, HE HELPED THEEGYPTIANS STORE UP FOOD AND
  • 00:22:04.045 --> 00:22:05.480
  • EGYPTIANS STORE UP FOOD ANDTHEY HAD PLENTY.
  • 00:22:05.480 --> 00:22:06.915
  • THEY HAD PLENTY.ONE DAY JOSEPH'S BROTHERS,
  • 00:22:06.915 --> 00:22:08.383
  • ONE DAY JOSEPH'S BROTHERS,THE SAME ONES THAT THREW HIM
  • 00:22:08.383 --> 00:22:09.985
  • THE SAME ONES THAT THREW HIMINTO THE PIT, SHOWED UP AT
  • 00:22:09.985 --> 00:22:12.120
  • INTO THE PIT, SHOWED UP ATTHE PALACE LOOKING FOR FOOD.
  • 00:22:12.120 --> 00:22:13.321
  • THE PALACE LOOKING FOR FOOD.JOSEPH WALKED OUT TO MEET
  • 00:22:13.321 --> 00:22:14.256
  • JOSEPH WALKED OUT TO MEETTHEM, BUT THEY DIDN'T
  • 00:22:14.256 --> 00:22:15.424
  • THEM, BUT THEY DIDN'TRECOGNIZE HIM.
  • 00:22:15.424 --> 00:22:16.625
  • RECOGNIZE HIM.THEY HADN'T SEEN HIM IN
  • 00:22:16.625 --> 00:22:17.426
  • THEY HADN'T SEEN HIM INYEARS.
  • 00:22:17.426 --> 00:22:18.660
  • YEARS.THEY BOWED DOWN BEFORE
  • 00:22:18.660 --> 00:22:20.529
  • THEY BOWED DOWN BEFOREJOSEPH, IN RESPECT, IN
  • 00:22:20.529 --> 00:22:21.496
  • JOSEPH, IN RESPECT, INHUMILITY.
  • 00:22:21.496 --> 00:22:23.665
  • HUMILITY.SUDDENLY JOSEPH FLASHED BACK
  • 00:22:23.665 --> 00:22:25.634
  • SUDDENLY JOSEPH FLASHED BACKTO THAT TIME AS A LITTLE
  • 00:22:25.634 --> 00:22:27.969
  • TO THAT TIME AS A LITTLEBOY, WHEN HE SAW HIS FATHER
  • 00:22:27.969 --> 00:22:30.105
  • BOY, WHEN HE SAW HIS FATHERBOW DOWN BEFORE ESAU.
  • 00:22:30.105 --> 00:22:31.840
  • BOW DOWN BEFORE ESAU.IT'S THE SAME SCENARIO
  • 00:22:31.840 --> 00:22:33.675
  • IT'S THE SAME SCENARIOPLAYING OUT, BUT THIS TIME
  • 00:22:33.675 --> 00:22:34.676
  • PLAYING OUT, BUT THIS TIMEHE'S NOT THE LITTLE BOY,
  • 00:22:34.676 --> 00:22:37.212
  • HE'S NOT THE LITTLE BOY,HE'S IN ESAU'S POSITION.
  • 00:22:37.212 --> 00:22:39.581
  • HE'S IN ESAU'S POSITION.HE REMEMBERED HOW ESAU HAD
  • 00:22:39.581 --> 00:22:41.283
  • HE REMEMBERED HOW ESAU HADMERCY ON HIS FATHER AND HOW
  • 00:22:41.283 --> 00:22:42.584
  • MERCY ON HIS FATHER AND HOWESAU TREATED THEM WITH
  • 00:22:42.584 --> 00:22:44.719
  • JOSEPH LOOKED AT HIS.
  • 00:22:45.554 --> 00:22:46.922
  • JOSEPH LOOKED AT HIS.BROTHERS, WHEN HE COULD HAVE
  • 00:22:46.922 --> 00:22:48.223
  • BROTHERS, WHEN HE COULD HAVEPAID THEM BACK, WHEN HE
  • 00:22:48.223 --> 00:22:49.658
  • PAID THEM BACK, WHEN HECOULD HAVE GOTTEN REVENGE.
  • 00:22:49.658 --> 00:22:52.093
  • COULD HAVE GOTTEN REVENGE.INSTEAD, HE TREATED THEM
  • 00:22:52.093 --> 00:22:53.462
  • FATHER.
  • 00:22:54.496 --> 00:22:55.630
  • FATHER.THE SCRIPTURE SAYS, "HE
  • 00:22:55.630 --> 00:22:57.032
  • THE SCRIPTURE SAYS, "HETHREW HIS ARMS AROUND HIS
  • 00:22:57.032 --> 00:22:59.301
  • THREW HIS ARMS AROUND HISBROTHERS, EMBRACING THEM AND
  • 00:22:59.301 --> 00:23:00.869
  • BROTHERS, EMBRACING THEM ANDKISSING THEM."
  • 00:23:00.869 --> 00:23:03.004
  • KISSING THEM."NOTICE WHAT GOT PASSED DOWN,
  • 00:23:03.004 --> 00:23:04.773
  • NOTICE WHAT GOT PASSED DOWN,MERCY, FORGIVENESS,
  • 00:23:04.773 --> 00:23:06.274
  • MERCY, FORGIVENESS,KINDNESS.
  • 00:23:06.274 --> 00:23:07.542
  • KINDNESS.IF ESAU WOULD HAVE TRIED TO
  • 00:23:07.542 --> 00:23:09.044
  • IF ESAU WOULD HAVE TRIED TOGET EVEN AND PAID JACOB
  • 00:23:09.044 --> 00:23:10.846
  • GET EVEN AND PAID JACOBBACK, THIS SCENE WOULD HAVE
  • 00:23:10.846 --> 00:23:12.481
  • BACK, THIS SCENE WOULD HAVEBEEN COMPLETELY DIFFERENT.
  • 00:23:12.481 --> 00:23:13.949
  • BEEN COMPLETELY DIFFERENT.IF HE HAD PASSED DOWN ANGER,
  • 00:23:13.949 --> 00:23:16.184
  • IF HE HAD PASSED DOWN ANGER,BITTERNESS, DYSFUNCTION,
  • 00:23:16.184 --> 00:23:17.352
  • BITTERNESS, DYSFUNCTION,THAT'S HOW JOSEPH WOULD HAVE
  • 00:23:17.352 --> 00:23:18.420
  • THAT'S HOW JOSEPH WOULD HAVERESPONDED.
  • 00:23:18.420 --> 00:23:19.221
  • RESPONDED.IT WOULD HAVE GONE FROM
  • 00:23:19.221 --> 00:23:21.356
  • IT WOULD HAVE GONE FROMGENERATION TO GENERATION.
  • 00:23:21.356 --> 00:23:22.624
  • GENERATION TO GENERATION.WHAT MADE THE DIFFERENCE?
  • 00:23:22.624 --> 00:23:25.060
  • WHAT MADE THE DIFFERENCE?ESAU STARTED A BLESSING.
  • 00:23:25.060 --> 00:23:26.595
  • ESAU STARTED A BLESSING.ESAU SAID, "I AM NOT GOING
  • 00:23:26.595 --> 00:23:28.830
  • ESAU SAID, "I AM NOT GOINGTO LIVE ANGRY, OFFENDED,
  • 00:23:28.830 --> 00:23:30.165
  • TO LIVE ANGRY, OFFENDED,PAYING PEOPLE BACK, I'M
  • 00:23:30.165 --> 00:23:31.700
  • PAYING PEOPLE BACK, I'MGOING TO SHOW MERCY.
  • 00:23:31.700 --> 00:23:32.734
  • GOING TO SHOW MERCY.I'M GOING TO MODEL FOR MY
  • 00:23:32.734 --> 00:23:34.603
  • I'M GOING TO MODEL FOR MYFAMILY, MY CHILDREN, MY
  • 00:23:34.603 --> 00:23:36.905
  • FAMILY, MY CHILDREN, MYNEPHEWS, LOVE, KINDNESS,
  • 00:23:36.905 --> 00:23:38.206
  • NEPHEWS, LOVE, KINDNESS,FORGIVENESS."
  • 00:23:38.206 --> 00:23:39.374
  • FORGIVENESS."YOU MAY HAVE A GOOD REASON
  • 00:23:39.374 --> 00:23:40.242
  • YOU MAY HAVE A GOOD REASONTO LIVE OFFENDED, ANGRY,
  • 00:23:40.242 --> 00:23:42.744
  • TO LIVE OFFENDED, ANGRY,DYSFUNCTIONAL.
  • 00:23:42.744 --> 00:23:43.512
  • DYSFUNCTIONAL.IT'S WHAT YOU'VE SEEN
  • 00:23:43.512 --> 00:23:45.347
  • IT'S WHAT YOU'VE SEENMODELED, OR SOMEBODY DID YOU
  • 00:23:45.347 --> 00:23:46.281
  • MODELED, OR SOMEBODY DID YOUWRONG.
  • 00:23:46.281 --> 00:23:48.083
  • WRONG.YOU CAN BE AN ESAU.
  • 00:23:48.083 --> 00:23:49.584
  • YOU CAN BE AN ESAU.YOU CAN SET YOUR FAMILY ON A
  • 00:23:49.584 --> 00:23:50.619
  • YOU CAN SET YOUR FAMILY ON ANEW COURSE.
  • 00:23:50.619 --> 00:23:52.220
  • NEW COURSE.THE DECISIONS YOU MAKE WILL
  • 00:23:52.220 --> 00:23:54.089
  • THE DECISIONS YOU MAKE WILLAFFECT GENERATIONS TO COME.
  • 00:23:54.089 --> 00:23:55.857
  • AFFECT GENERATIONS TO COME.IT JUST NEEDS SOMEONE TO
  • 00:23:55.857 --> 00:23:57.692
  • IT JUST NEEDS SOMEONE TOSTART A BLESSING, TO START
  • 00:23:57.692 --> 00:23:59.060
  • START A BLESSING, TO STARTFORGIVENESS, TO START
  • 00:23:59.060 --> 00:24:00.395
  • FORGIVENESS, TO STARTFREEDOM, TO START
  • 00:24:00.395 --> 00:24:01.563
  • FREEDOM, TO STARTEXCELLENCE.
  • 00:24:01.563 --> 00:24:02.631
  • EXCELLENCE.WHY DON'T YOU LET THAT BE
  • 00:24:02.631 --> 00:24:03.498
  • WHY DON'T YOU LET THAT BEYOU?
  • 00:24:03.498 --> 00:24:04.833
  • YOU?YOU WOULDN'T BE HEARING THIS
  • 00:24:04.833 --> 00:24:06.201
  • YOU WOULDN'T BE HEARING THISIF YOU WEREN'T CALLED TO
  • 00:24:06.201 --> 00:24:07.502
  • IF YOU WEREN'T CALLED TOHELP YOUR FAMILY COME UP
  • 00:24:07.502 --> 00:24:09.738
  • HELP YOUR FAMILY COME UPHIGHER IN SOME WAY.
  • 00:24:09.738 --> 00:24:11.106
  • HIGHER IN SOME WAY.LET'S START PASSING DOWN
  • 00:24:11.106 --> 00:24:12.274
  • LET'S START PASSING DOWNGOOD THINGS.
  • 00:24:12.274 --> 00:24:14.042
  • GOOD THINGS.LIKE ABRAHAM, LET'S PASS
  • 00:24:14.042 --> 00:24:16.044
  • LIKE ABRAHAM, LET'S PASSDOWN GENEROSITY, LET'S MAKE
  • 00:24:16.044 --> 00:24:17.445
  • DOWN GENEROSITY, LET'S MAKEIT EASIER ON THOSE THAT COME
  • 00:24:17.445 --> 00:24:18.480
  • IT EASIER ON THOSE THAT COMEAFTER US.
  • 00:24:18.480 --> 00:24:20.649
  • AFTER US.LIKE ESAU, LET'S BREAK ANY
  • 00:24:20.649 --> 00:24:22.417
  • LIKE ESAU, LET'S BREAK ANYGENERATIONAL CURSE AND LET'S
  • 00:24:22.417 --> 00:24:23.418
  • GENERATIONAL CURSE AND LET'SSTART THE GENERATIONAL
  • 00:24:23.418 --> 00:24:24.185
  • START THE GENERATIONALBLESSING.
  • 00:24:24.185 --> 00:24:25.587
  • BLESSING.LET'S DEPOSIT GOOD THINGS
  • 00:24:25.587 --> 00:24:27.122
  • LET'S DEPOSIT GOOD THINGSINTO THEIR ACCOUNTS.
  • 00:24:27.122 --> 00:24:29.190
  • INTO THEIR ACCOUNTS.IF YOU'LL DO THIS, I BELIEVE
  • 00:24:29.190 --> 00:24:31.092
  • IF YOU'LL DO THIS, I BELIEVEAND DECLARE, YOU'RE NOT ONLY
  • 00:24:31.092 --> 00:24:32.761
  • AND DECLARE, YOU'RE NOT ONLYGOING TO RISE HIGHER AND SEE
  • 00:24:32.761 --> 00:24:34.629
  • GOING TO RISE HIGHER AND SEEGOD'S FAVOR, BUT LIKE WITH
  • 00:24:34.629 --> 00:24:36.731
  • GOD'S FAVOR, BUT LIKE WITHLEVI, YOUR CHILDREN AND
  • 00:24:36.731 --> 00:24:38.600
  • LEVI, YOUR CHILDREN ANDFUTURE GENERATIONS ARE GOING
  • 00:24:38.600 --> 00:24:39.935
  • FUTURE GENERATIONS ARE GOINGTO HAVE AN ADVANTAGE.
  • 00:24:39.935 --> 00:24:41.269
  • TO HAVE AN ADVANTAGE.THEY'RE GOING TO BE BORN
  • 00:24:41.269 --> 00:24:42.537
  • THEY'RE GOING TO BE BORNWITH A BLESSING.
  • 00:24:42.537 --> 00:24:43.238
  • WITH A BLESSING.BECAUSE OF YOUR
  • 00:24:43.238 --> 00:24:44.439
  • BECAUSE OF YOURFAITHFULNESS, THEY'RE GOING
  • 00:24:44.439 --> 00:24:45.907
  • FAITHFULNESS, THEY'RE GOINGTO GO FURTHER, THEY'RE GOING
  • 00:24:45.907 --> 00:24:47.309
  • TO GO FURTHER, THEY'RE GOINGTO ACCOMPLISH MORE, THEY'RE
  • 00:24:47.309 --> 00:24:48.443
  • TO ACCOMPLISH MORE, THEY'REGOING TO BECOME ALL THEY
  • 00:24:48.443 --> 00:24:50.045
  • GOING TO BECOME ALL THEYWERE CREATED TO BE, IN
  • 00:24:50.045 --> 00:24:51.046
  • WERE CREATED TO BE, INJESUS' NAME.
  • 00:24:51.046 --> 00:24:52.514
  • JESUS' NAME.IF YOU RECEIVE IT, CAN YOU
  • 00:24:52.514 --> 00:24:53.214
  • IF YOU RECEIVE IT, CAN YOUSAY AMEN TODAY? (AMEN)
  • 00:24:53.214 --> 00:24:55.417
  • SAY AMEN TODAY? (AMEN)I'D LIKE TO GIVE YOU AN
  • 00:24:55.417 --> 00:24:57.085
  • I'D LIKE TO GIVE YOU ANOPPORTUNITY TO MAKE JESUS
  • 00:24:57.085 --> 00:24:58.553
  • OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE JESUSTHE LORD OF YOUR LIFE.
  • 00:24:58.553 --> 00:24:59.921
  • THE LORD OF YOUR LIFE.WOULD YOU PRAY WITH ME?
  • 00:24:59.921 --> 00:25:02.657
  • WOULD YOU PRAY WITH ME?JUST SAY, "LORD JESUS, I
  • 00:25:02.657 --> 00:25:04.859
  • JUST SAY, "LORD JESUS, IREPENT OF MY SINS.
  • 00:25:04.859 --> 00:25:06.895
  • REPENT OF MY SINS.COME INTO MY HEART.
  • 00:25:06.895 --> 00:25:08.196
  • COME INTO MY HEART.I MAKE YOU MY LORD AND
  • 00:25:08.196 --> 00:25:10.031
  • IF YOU PRAYED THAT SIMPLE
  • 00:25:10.932 --> 00:25:12.400
  • IF YOU PRAYED THAT SIMPLEPRAYER, WE BELIEVE YOU GOT
  • 00:25:12.400 --> 00:25:13.602
  • PRAYER, WE BELIEVE YOU GOTBORN AGAIN.
  • 00:25:13.602 --> 00:25:14.436
  • BORN AGAIN.WE'D LOVE TO SEND YOU SOME
  • 00:25:14.436 --> 00:25:15.737
  • WE'D LOVE TO SEND YOU SOMEINFORMATION ON YOUR NEW WALK
  • 00:25:15.737 --> 00:25:16.338
  • INFORMATION ON YOUR NEW WALKWITH THE LORD.
  • 00:25:16.338 --> 00:25:17.439
  • WITH THE LORD.JUST TEXT THE NUMBER ON THE
  • 00:25:17.439 --> 00:25:19.474
  • JUST TEXT THE NUMBER ON THESCREEN OR GO TO THE WEBSITE.
  • 00:25:19.474 --> 00:25:20.542
  • SCREEN OR GO TO THE WEBSITE.I HOPE YOU'LL GET INTO A
  • 00:25:20.542 --> 00:25:22.811
  • I HOPE YOU'LL GET INTO AGOOD BIBLE-BASED CHURCH;
  • 00:25:22.811 --> 00:25:24.145
  • VICTORIA AND I WILL BE RIGHT
  • 00:25:25.614 --> 00:25:26.915
  • VICTORIA AND I WILL BE RIGHTBACK TO SPEAK A BLESSING
  • 00:25:26.915 --> 00:25:27.315
  • > ANNCR: THIS JANUARY, AS
  • 00:25:29.818 --> 00:25:30.652
  • > ANNCR: THIS JANUARY, ASA THANK YOU FOR YOUR
  • 00:25:30.652 --> 00:25:32.420
  • A THANK YOU FOR YOURSUPPORT OF OUR MINISTRY,
  • 00:25:32.420 --> 00:25:33.355
  • SUPPORT OF OUR MINISTRY,JOEL AND VICTORIA WOULD
  • 00:25:33.355 --> 00:25:34.422
  • JOEL AND VICTORIA WOULDLIKE TO SEND YOU A COPY
  • 00:25:34.422 --> 00:25:36.057
  • LIKE TO SEND YOU A COPYOF JOEL'S NEW MINI-BOOK
  • 00:25:36.057 --> 00:25:37.292
  • OF JOEL'S NEW MINI-BOOKRESOURCE, "GOD'S PROMISES,
  • 00:25:37.292 --> 00:25:39.094
  • RESOURCE, "GOD'S PROMISES,40 TIMELESS TRUTHS FOR
  • 00:25:39.094 --> 00:25:41.529
  • 40 TIMELESS TRUTHS FORFLOURISHING IN LIFE".
  • 00:25:41.529 --> 00:25:43.331
  • FLOURISHING IN LIFE".MAKE 2021 A YEAR OF
  • 00:25:43.331 --> 00:25:44.499
  • MAKE 2021 A YEAR OFPEACE, HOPE, AND
  • 00:25:44.499 --> 00:25:45.867
  • PEACE, HOPE, ANDRESTORATION BY DECLARING
  • 00:25:45.867 --> 00:25:47.402
  • RESTORATION BY DECLARINGGOD'S PROMISES OVER YOUR
  • 00:25:47.402 --> 00:25:49.204
  • GOD'S PROMISES OVER YOURLIFE EVERY MORNING.
  • 00:25:49.204 --> 00:25:50.305
  • LIFE EVERY MORNING.THIS DEVOTIONAL WILL
  • 00:25:50.305 --> 00:25:51.406
  • THIS DEVOTIONAL WILLENCOURAGE YOU TO LEARN
  • 00:25:51.406 --> 00:25:52.641
  • ENCOURAGE YOU TO LEARNWHAT GOD HAS PROMISED
  • 00:25:52.641 --> 00:25:53.642
  • WHAT GOD HAS PROMISEDYOU IN HIS WORD AND WILL
  • 00:25:53.642 --> 00:25:55.043
  • YOU IN HIS WORD AND WILLPOSITION YOU FOR A LIFE
  • 00:25:55.043 --> 00:25:56.378
  • POSITION YOU FOR A LIFEOF FAVOR, HEALING, AND
  • 00:25:56.378 --> 00:25:57.912
  • OF FAVOR, HEALING, ANDFREEDOM.
  • 00:25:57.912 --> 00:25:58.580
  • FREEDOM.> VICTORIA: WHEN YOU START
  • 00:25:58.580 --> 00:25:59.614
  • > VICTORIA: WHEN YOU STARTYOUR DAY OFF MAKING
  • 00:25:59.614 --> 00:26:00.649
  • YOUR DAY OFF MAKINGDECLARATIONS OF FAITH
  • 00:26:00.649 --> 00:26:01.750
  • DECLARATIONS OF FAITHOVER YOUR FAMILY, YOUR
  • 00:26:01.750 --> 00:26:02.717
  • OVER YOUR FAMILY, YOURCHILDREN, YOUR FINANCES,
  • 00:26:02.717 --> 00:26:04.185
  • CHILDREN, YOUR FINANCES,YOU'RE SETTING THE TONE
  • 00:26:04.185 --> 00:26:05.620
  • YOU'RE SETTING THE TONEFOR A BLESSED, VICTORIOUS
  • 00:26:05.620 --> 00:26:07.455
  • FOR A BLESSED, VICTORIOUSDAY. AS YOU DECLARE THESE
  • 00:26:07.455 --> 00:26:08.790
  • DAY. AS YOU DECLARE THESEPROMISES, YOU'LL SEE GOD'S
  • 00:26:08.790 --> 00:26:10.792
  • PROMISES, YOU'LL SEE GOD'SFAVOR IN NEW WAYS.
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