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December 9, 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: GOD BLESS
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  • - JOEL OSTEEN: GOD BLESSYOU. THANKS FOR LETTING US
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  • YOU. THANKS FOR LETTING USCOME INTO YOUR HOMES TODAY.
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  • COME INTO YOUR HOMES TODAY.WE LOVE YOU AND IF YOU'RE
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  • WE LOVE YOU AND IF YOU'REEVER IN OUR AREA, PLEASE
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  • EVER IN OUR AREA, PLEASESTOP BY AND BE A PART OF
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  • STOP BY AND BE A PART OFONE OF OUR SERVICES.
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  • ONE OF OUR SERVICES.I PROMISE YOU, WE'LL MAKE
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  • I PROMISE YOU, WE'LL MAKEYOU FEEL RIGHT AT HOME.
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  • YOU FEEL RIGHT AT HOME.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 PASTOR.
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  • I HEARD ABOUT THIS PASTOR.HE WAS FINISHING UP A FIERY
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  • HE WAS FINISHING UP A FIERYSERMON ON SELF-CONTROL.
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  • SERMON ON SELF-CONTROL.HE SAID WITH GREAT PASSION,
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  • HE SAID WITH GREAT PASSION,"IF I HAD ALL THE BEER IN
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  • "IF I HAD ALL THE BEER INTHE WORLD, I'D THROW IT
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  • THE WORLD, I'D THROW ITINTO THE RIVER." WITH
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  • INTO THE RIVER." WITHGREATER FERVOR, "IF I HAD
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  • GREATER FERVOR, "IF I HADALL THE WINE IN THE WORLD,
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  • ALL THE WINE IN THE WORLD,I'D THROW IT INTO THE
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  • I'D THROW IT INTO THERIVER." ALMOST AT THE TOP
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  • RIVER." ALMOST AT THE TOPOF HIS LUNGS, "IF I HAD
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  • OF HIS LUNGS, "IF I HADALL THE WHISKEY IN THE
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  • ALL THE WHISKEY IN THEWORLD, I'D THROW IT INTO
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  • WORLD, I'D THROW IT INTOTHE RIVER." HE SAT DOWN.
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  • THE RIVER." HE SAT DOWN.THE SONG LEADER CAME UP
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  • THE SONG LEADER CAME UPAND SAID, "FOR OUR CLOSING
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  • AND SAID, "FOR OUR CLOSINGSONG, LET'S SING HYMN 365,
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  • SONG, LET'S SING HYMN 365,"SHALL WE GATHER AT THE
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  • "SHALL WE GATHER AT THERIVER".
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  • RIVER".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
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  • I HAVE WHAT IT SAYSI HAVE.
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  • 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
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  • I BOLDLY CONFESS MY MINDIS ALERT, MY HEART IS
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  • IS ALERT, MY HEART ISRECEPTIVE.
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  • RECEPTIVE.I WILL NEVER BE THE SAME
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  • I WILL NEVER BE THE SAMEIN JESUS' NAME.
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  • IN JESUS' NAME.GOD BLESS YOU.
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  • GOD BLESS YOU.I WANT TO TALK TO YOU
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  • I WANT TO TALK TO YOUTODAY ABOUT "STAYING
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  • TODAY ABOUT "STAYINGCOMMITTED".
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  • COMMITTED".WE ALL HAVE OPPORTUNITIES
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  • WE ALL HAVE OPPORTUNITIESTO GIVE UP ON WHAT WE'RE
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  • TO GIVE UP ON WHAT WE'REBELIEVING FOR, WALK AWAY
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  • BELIEVING FOR, WALK AWAYFROM AN UNCOMFORTABLE
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  • FROM AN UNCOMFORTABLESITUATION, SLACK OFF, NOT
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  • SITUATION, SLACK OFF, NOTBE OUR BEST.
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  • BE OUR BEST.BUT IF YOU'RE GOING TO
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  • BUT IF YOU'RE GOING TOREACH YOUR HIGHEST
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  • REACH YOUR HIGHESTPOTENTIAL, YOU HAVE TO
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  • POTENTIAL, YOU HAVE TOSTAY COMMITTED. YOU CAN'T
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  • STAY COMMITTED. YOU CAN'TBE MOVED BY WHAT'S NOT
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  • BE MOVED BY WHAT'S NOTWORKING OUT, GIVE UP ON
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  • WORKING OUT, GIVE UP ONA CHILD BECAUSE HE'S NOT
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  • A CHILD BECAUSE HE'S NOTDOING WHAT HE SHOULD, OR
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  • DOING WHAT HE SHOULD, ORSLACK OFF AT WORK BECAUSE
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  • SLACK OFF AT WORK BECAUSEYOU'RE NOT BEING TREATED
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  • YOU'RE NOT BEING TREATEDRIGHT. YOU HAVE TO HAVE
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  • RIGHT. YOU HAVE TO HAVEA MADE UP MIND THAT YOU
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  • A MADE UP MIND THAT YOUARE IN IT FOR THE LONG
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  • ARE IN IT FOR THE LONGHAUL. IT MAY BE DIFFICULT.
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  • HAUL. IT MAY BE DIFFICULT.YOU HAVE A GOOD REASON TO
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  • YOU HAVE A GOOD REASON TOWALK AWAY. DON'T TAKE THE
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  • WALK AWAY. DON'T TAKE THEEASY WAY OUT.
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  • EASY WAY OUT.STAY COMMITTED TO YOUR
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  • STAY COMMITTED TO YOURMARRIAGE. STAY COMMITTED
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  • MARRIAGE. STAY COMMITTEDTO RAISING THOSE CHILDREN.
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  • TO RAISING THOSE CHILDREN.STAY COMMITTED TO YOUR
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  • STAY COMMITTED TO YOURFRIENDS. THEY MAY MAKE
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  • FRIENDS. THEY MAY MAKEMISTAKES. GIVE THEM SOME
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  • MISTAKES. GIVE THEM SOMEGRACE. DON'T BE A
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  • GRACE. DON'T BE AFAIR-WEATHERED FRIEND.
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  • FAIR-WEATHERED FRIEND.BE COMMITTED IN THE GOOD
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  • BE COMMITTED IN THE GOODTIMES AND THE TOUGH TIMES.
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  • TIMES AND THE TOUGH TIMES.STAY COMMITTED TO YOUR
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  • STAY COMMITTED TO YOURDREAMS. DON'T GIVE UP ON
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  • DREAMS. DON'T GIVE UP ONTHE PROMISES GOD PUT IN
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  • THE PROMISES GOD PUT INYOUR HEART.
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  • YOUR HEART.IT MAY BE TAKING LONGER
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  • IT MAY BE TAKING LONGERTHAN YOU THOUGHT. GOD
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  • THAN YOU THOUGHT. GODIS STILL ON THE THRONE.
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  • IS STILL ON THE THRONE.HE'S A FAITHFUL GOD.
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  • HE'S A FAITHFUL GOD.HE'S ALREADY SET THE TIME
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  • HE'S ALREADY SET THE TIMETO BRING IT TO PASS.
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  • TO BRING IT TO PASS.STAY COMMITTED TO YOUR
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  • STAY COMMITTED TO YOURCHURCH.
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  • CHURCH.STAY COMMITTED TO YOUR
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  • STAY COMMITTED TO YOURJOB. BE A LOYAL PERSON.
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  • JOB. BE A LOYAL PERSON.SOMEBODY THEY CAN COUNT
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  • SOMEBODY THEY CAN COUNTON DAY IN AND DAY OUT.
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  • ON DAY IN AND DAY OUT.YOU'RE NOT ALWAYS GOING
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  • YOU'RE NOT ALWAYS GOINGTO FEEL LIKE IT.
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  • TO FEEL LIKE IT.THERE WILL BE GOOD DAYS
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  • THERE WILL BE GOOD DAYSAND TOUGH DAYS.
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  • AND TOUGH DAYS.TIMES WHEN IT'S EXCITING.
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  • TIMES WHEN IT'S EXCITING.TIMES WHEN YOU FEEL LIKE
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  • TIMES WHEN YOU FEEL LIKEGIVING UP. THAT'S WHEN
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  • GIVING UP. THAT'S WHENYOU HAVE TO DIG YOUR
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  • YOU HAVE TO DIG YOURHEELS IN AND SAY, "I'M
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  • HEELS IN AND SAY, "I'MGOING TO DO THE RIGHT
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  • GOING TO DO THE RIGHTTHING WHEN IT'S HARD."
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  • THING WHEN IT'S HARD.""I'M COMMITTED TO THIS
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  • "I'M COMMITTED TO THISMARRIAGE. I'M GOING TO
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  • MARRIAGE. I'M GOING TOLOVE YOU EVEN THOUGH YOU
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  • LOVE YOU EVEN THOUGH YOUDON'T DESERVE IT."
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  • DON'T DESERVE IT.""I'M COMMITTED TO THIS JOB.
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  • "I'M COMMITTED TO THIS JOB.I'M GOING TO BE MY BEST
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  • I'M GOING TO BE MY BESTEVEN THOUGH MY SUPERVISOR
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  • EVEN THOUGH MY SUPERVISORISN'T TREATING ME RIGHT."
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  • ISN'T TREATING ME RIGHT.""I'M COMMITTED TO MY
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  • "I'M COMMITTED TO MYDREAMS. I'M NOT GOING TO
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  • DREAMS. I'M NOT GOING TOGIVE UP BECAUSE I DON'T
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  • GIVE UP BECAUSE I DON'TSEE ANYTHING HAPPENING.
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  • SEE ANYTHING HAPPENING.I'M GOING TO KEEP
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  • I'M GOING TO KEEPBELIEVING, EXPECTING,
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  • BELIEVING, EXPECTING,THANKING GOD. I KNOW IT'S
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  • THANKING GOD. I KNOW IT'SON THE WAY."
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  • ON THE WAY."GOD REWARDS CONSISTENT,
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  • GOD REWARDS CONSISTENT,FAITHFUL, COMMITTED
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  • FAITHFUL, COMMITTEDPEOPLE.
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  • PEOPLE.TOO MANY PEOPLE ARE
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  • TOO MANY PEOPLE AREWISHY-WASHY. THEY'LL LOVE
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  • WISHY-WASHY. THEY'LL LOVEYOU AS LONG AS YOU PERFORM
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  • YOU AS LONG AS YOU PERFORMPERFECTLY, IF NOT, THEY'RE
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  • PERFECTLY, IF NOT, THEY'REOUT OF THERE. THEY'LL BE
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  • OUT OF THERE. THEY'LL BETHEIR BEST IF YOU KEEP
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  • THEIR BEST IF YOU KEEPTHEM ENCOURAGED, KEEP
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  • THEM ENCOURAGED, KEEPTHEM PROPPED UP. THEY'LL
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  • THEM PROPPED UP. THEY'LLPURSUE A DREAM AS LONG
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  • PURSUE A DREAM AS LONGAS THEY'RE GETTING GOOD
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  • AS THEY'RE GETTING GOODBREAKS. THEIR COMMITMENT
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  • BREAKS. THEIR COMMITMENTIS BASED ON THINGS GOING
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  • IS BASED ON THINGS GOINGTHEIR WAY. BUT WHEN IT'S
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  • THEIR WAY. BUT WHEN IT'SDIFFICULT, WHEN IT'S
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  • DIFFICULT, WHEN IT'STAKING LONGER THAN THEY
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  • TAKING LONGER THAN THEYTHOUGHT, THEY GET
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  • THOUGHT, THEY GETDISCOURAGED AND THEY
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  • DISCOURAGED AND THEYSTART TO SLACK OFF.
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  • START TO SLACK OFF."WELL, JOEL, I DON'T LIKE
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  • "WELL, JOEL, I DON'T LIKEMY JOB. THEY DON'T TREAT
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  • MY JOB. THEY DON'T TREATME RIGHT. THAT'S WHY I
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  • ME RIGHT. THAT'S WHY ISTART TO SHOW UP LATE.
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  • START TO SHOW UP LATE.THAT'S WHY I PLAY ON THE
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  • THAT'S WHY I PLAY ON THECOMPUTER HALF THE DAY."
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  • COMPUTER HALF THE DAY."YOU'RE NOT WORKING UNTO
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  • YOU'RE NOT WORKING UNTOPEOPLE, YOU'RE WORKING
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  • PEOPLE, YOU'RE WORKINGUNTO GOD. HE'S KEEPING
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  • UNTO GOD. HE'S KEEPINGTHE RECORDS.
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  • THE RECORDS.THE SCRIPTURE SAYS,
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  • THE SCRIPTURE SAYS,"PROMOTION DOESN'T COME
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  • "PROMOTION DOESN'T COMEFROM THE NORTH OR THE
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  • FROM THE NORTH OR THESOUTH, IT COMES FROM THE
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  • SOUTH, IT COMES FROM THELORD."
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  • LORD.""WELL, THEY DON'T PAY ME
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  • "WELL, THEY DON'T PAY MEENOUGH. I'M UNDERVALUED.
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  • ENOUGH. I'M UNDERVALUED.IF THEY WOULD PAY ME MORE,
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  • IF THEY WOULD PAY ME MORE,I WOULD DO MORE."
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  • I WOULD DO MORE."BUT IF YOU DON'T PASS THE
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  • BUT IF YOU DON'T PASS THETEST OF BEING YOUR BEST
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  • TEST OF BEING YOUR BESTWHERE YOU ARE, SHOWING UP
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  • WHERE YOU ARE, SHOWING UPON TIME, WITH A GOOD
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  • ON TIME, WITH A GOODATTITUDE, DOING MORE THAN
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  • ATTITUDE, DOING MORE THANYOU HAVE TO, THEN YOU'LL
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  • YOU HAVE TO, THEN YOU'LLGET STUCK. THEY MAY NOT
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  • GET STUCK. THEY MAY NOTBE PAYING YOU WHAT YOU'RE
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  • BE PAYING YOU WHAT YOU'REWORTH. BUT YOUR JOB IS
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  • WORTH. BUT YOUR JOB ISNOT YOUR SOURCE, GOD IS
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  • NOT YOUR SOURCE, GOD ISYOUR SOURCE.
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  • YOUR SOURCE.AND YES, GOD USES PEOPLE,
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  • AND YES, GOD USES PEOPLE,SUPERVISORS, COMPANIES BUT
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  • SUPERVISORS, COMPANIES BUTDON'T GET THEM MIXED UP
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  • DON'T GET THEM MIXED UPWITH YOUR SOURCE.
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  • WITH YOUR SOURCE.IF YOU SEE YOUR COMPANY AS
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  • IF YOU SEE YOUR COMPANY ASYOUR PROVIDER, YOUR BOSS
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  • YOUR PROVIDER, YOUR BOSSAS YOUR SOURCE, THEN IN A
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  • AS YOUR SOURCE, THEN IN ASENSE, YOU'RE MAKING THEM
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  • SENSE, YOU'RE MAKING THEMYOUR GOD. YOU'RE LETTING
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  • YOUR GOD. YOU'RE LETTINGTHEM CONTROL YOUR DESTINY.
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  • THEM CONTROL YOUR DESTINY.THEY DETERMINE HOW HIGH
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  • THEY DETERMINE HOW HIGHYOU'RE GOING TO GO. AND
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  • YOU'RE GOING TO GO. ANDIF FOR SOME REASON THEY
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  • IF FOR SOME REASON THEYDON'T LIKE YOU, THEY'RE
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  • DON'T LIKE YOU, THEY'RENOT FOR YOU, TOO BAD,
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  • NOT FOR YOU, TOO BAD,YOU'RE LIMITED.
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  • YOU'RE LIMITED.NO, STOP LOOKING TO PEOPLE
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  • NO, STOP LOOKING TO PEOPLEAND START LOOKING TO GOD.
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  • AND START LOOKING TO GOD.HE NOT ONLY CONTROLS YOUR
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  • HE NOT ONLY CONTROLS YOURDESTINY, HE CONTROLS THE
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  • DESTINY, HE CONTROLS THEWHOLE UNIVERSE.
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  • WHOLE UNIVERSE.HE DETERMINES HOW HIGH
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  • HE DETERMINES HOW HIGHYOU'RE GOING TO GO.
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  • YOU'RE GOING TO GO.NO PERSON, NO SUPERVISOR,
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  • NO PERSON, NO SUPERVISOR,NO COMPANY CAN STAND
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  • NO COMPANY CAN STANDAGAINST GOD. HE KNOWS
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  • AGAINST GOD. HE KNOWSWHAT'S HAPPENING. HE SEES
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  • WHAT'S HAPPENING. HE SEESWHAT'S UNFAIR. AND WHEN
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  • WHAT'S UNFAIR. AND WHENYOU STAY COMMITTED TO
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  • YOU STAY COMMITTED TOYOUR JOB, WHEN YOU KEEP
  • 00:05:13.703 --> 00:05:15.138
  • YOUR JOB, WHEN YOU KEEPBEING YOUR BEST DAY IN
  • 00:05:15.138 --> 00:05:16.806
  • BEING YOUR BEST DAY INAND DAY OUT, DESPITE WHO
  • 00:05:16.806 --> 00:05:18.741
  • AND DAY OUT, DESPITE WHODOESN'T LIKE YOU, GOD
  • 00:05:18.741 --> 00:05:19.976
  • DOESN'T LIKE YOU, GODWILL MAKE IT UP TO YOU.
  • 00:05:19.976 --> 00:05:21.177
  • WILL MAKE IT UP TO YOU.GOD IS YOUR SOURCE.
  • 00:05:21.177 --> 00:05:23.312
  • GOD IS YOUR SOURCE.HE HAS THE FINAL SAY.
  • 00:05:23.312 --> 00:05:24.781
  • HE HAS THE FINAL SAY."WELL, JOEL, IT'S DIFFICULT
  • 00:05:24.781 --> 00:05:25.782
  • "WELL, JOEL, IT'S DIFFICULTTO STAY COMMITTED TO MY
  • 00:05:25.782 --> 00:05:27.250
  • TO STAY COMMITTED TO MYJOB, COMMITTED TO MY
  • 00:05:27.250 --> 00:05:28.684
  • JOB, COMMITTED TO MYMARRIAGE, COMMITTED TO
  • 00:05:28.684 --> 00:05:29.652
  • MARRIAGE, COMMITTED TOTHIS DREAM. NOTHING'S
  • 00:05:29.652 --> 00:05:31.053
  • THIS DREAM. NOTHING'SGOING MY WAY."
  • 00:05:31.053 --> 00:05:32.855
  • GOING MY WAY."IF IT WAS EASY, EVERYONE
  • 00:05:32.855 --> 00:05:34.023
  • IF IT WAS EASY, EVERYONEWOULD DO IT.
  • 00:05:34.023 --> 00:05:36.025
  • WOULD DO IT.GOD CHOSE YOU BECAUSE HE
  • 00:05:36.025 --> 00:05:38.027
  • GOD CHOSE YOU BECAUSE HEKNEW YOU CAN HANDLE IT.
  • 00:05:38.027 --> 00:05:39.128
  • KNEW YOU CAN HANDLE IT.YOU HAVE THE COURAGE,
  • 00:05:39.128 --> 00:05:40.763
  • YOU HAVE THE COURAGE,THE STRENGTH, THE TALENT,
  • 00:05:40.763 --> 00:05:42.598
  • THE STRENGTH, THE TALENT,THE ANOINTING. YOU'RE NOT
  • 00:05:42.598 --> 00:05:44.467
  • THE ANOINTING. YOU'RE NOTWEAK, YOU'RE NOT LACKING.
  • 00:05:44.467 --> 00:05:45.968
  • WEAK, YOU'RE NOT LACKING.YOU ARE FULL OF "CAN DO"
  • 00:05:45.968 --> 00:05:47.937
  • YOU ARE FULL OF "CAN DO"POWER. YOU DIDN'T COME
  • 00:05:47.937 --> 00:05:49.872
  • POWER. YOU DIDN'T COMETHIS FAR TO STOP NOW.
  • 00:05:49.872 --> 00:05:51.207
  • THIS FAR TO STOP NOW.THE PEOPLE THAT SEE DREAMS
  • 00:05:51.207 --> 00:05:53.075
  • THE PEOPLE THAT SEE DREAMSCOME TO PASS ARE THE PEOPLE
  • 00:05:53.075 --> 00:05:54.844
  • COME TO PASS ARE THE PEOPLETHAT STAY COMMITTED.
  • 00:05:54.844 --> 00:05:56.045
  • THAT STAY COMMITTED.I'VE HEARD IT SAID, "ON
  • 00:05:56.045 --> 00:05:57.914
  • I'VE HEARD IT SAID, "ONTHE ROAD TO YOUR DESTINY,
  • 00:05:57.914 --> 00:05:59.715
  • THE ROAD TO YOUR DESTINY,HALFWAY THROUGH, EVERY
  • 00:05:59.715 --> 00:06:01.150
  • HALFWAY THROUGH, EVERYPERSON WILL BE TEMPTED
  • 00:06:01.150 --> 00:06:02.885
  • PERSON WILL BE TEMPTEDTO GIVE UP. SOME TURN
  • 00:06:02.885 --> 00:06:04.554
  • TO GIVE UP. SOME TURNAROUND AND GO BACK.
  • 00:06:04.554 --> 00:06:06.155
  • AROUND AND GO BACK.OTHERS STAY COMMITTED
  • 00:06:06.155 --> 00:06:08.124
  • OTHERS STAY COMMITTEDAND KEEP MOVING FORWARD."
  • 00:06:08.124 --> 00:06:09.659
  • AND KEEP MOVING FORWARD."WHAT'S INTERESTING IS BOTH
  • 00:06:09.659 --> 00:06:11.227
  • WHAT'S INTERESTING IS BOTHPEOPLE TRAVEL THE SAME
  • 00:06:11.227 --> 00:06:13.095
  • PEOPLE TRAVEL THE SAMEDISTANCE. ONE GOES
  • 00:06:13.095 --> 00:06:14.363
  • DISTANCE. ONE GOESHALFWAY BACK TO WHERE
  • 00:06:14.363 --> 00:06:15.898
  • HALFWAY BACK TO WHERETHEY STARTED. THE OTHER
  • 00:06:15.898 --> 00:06:17.500
  • THEY STARTED. THE OTHERGOES HALFWAY AHEAD AND
  • 00:06:17.500 --> 00:06:19.068
  • GOES HALFWAY AHEAD ANDREACH THEIR GOAL.
  • 00:06:19.068 --> 00:06:21.270
  • REACH THEIR GOAL.COMMITTED PEOPLE OUTLAST
  • 00:06:21.270 --> 00:06:23.105
  • COMMITTED PEOPLE OUTLASTTHE DIFFICULTY. COMMITTED
  • 00:06:23.105 --> 00:06:24.307
  • THE DIFFICULTY. COMMITTEDPEOPLE STICK WITH THE
  • 00:06:24.307 --> 00:06:26.108
  • PEOPLE STICK WITH THERELATIONSHIP EVEN THOUGH
  • 00:06:26.108 --> 00:06:27.176
  • RELATIONSHIP EVEN THOUGHTHEY HAVE A RIGHT TO WALK
  • 00:06:27.176 --> 00:06:29.479
  • THEY HAVE A RIGHT TO WALKAWAY. COMMITTED PEOPLE GO
  • 00:06:29.479 --> 00:06:31.514
  • AWAY. COMMITTED PEOPLE GOTHE EXTRA MILE AND DO MORE
  • 00:06:31.514 --> 00:06:33.249
  • THE EXTRA MILE AND DO MORETHAN THEY HAVE TO.
  • 00:06:33.249 --> 00:06:34.450
  • THAN THEY HAVE TO.IS THERE AN AREA YOU'VE
  • 00:06:34.450 --> 00:06:35.751
  • IS THERE AN AREA YOU'VEBEEN TEMPTED TO GIVE UP
  • 00:06:35.751 --> 00:06:37.620
  • BEEN TEMPTED TO GIVE UPIN? OR JUST SLACK OFF?
  • 00:06:37.620 --> 00:06:38.654
  • IN? OR JUST SLACK OFF?NOT BE YOUR BEST?
  • 00:06:38.654 --> 00:06:40.022
  • NOT BE YOUR BEST?GOD IS SAYING, "STAY
  • 00:06:40.022 --> 00:06:42.158
  • GOD IS SAYING, "STAYCOMMITTED. STAY FAITHFUL.
  • 00:06:42.158 --> 00:06:43.292
  • COMMITTED. STAY FAITHFUL.STAY LOYAL."
  • 00:06:43.292 --> 00:06:44.694
  • STAY LOYAL."COMMITTED PEOPLE REACH
  • 00:06:44.694 --> 00:06:45.661
  • COMMITTED PEOPLE REACHTHE FULLNESS OF THEIR
  • 00:06:45.661 --> 00:06:47.096
  • THE FULLNESS OF THEIRDESTINIES.
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  • DESTINIES.MY PARENTS STARTED
  • 00:06:48.064 --> 00:06:50.132
  • MY PARENTS STARTEDLAKEWOOD IN 1959 WITH
  • 00:06:50.132 --> 00:06:51.467
  • LAKEWOOD IN 1959 WITH90 PEOPLE.
  • 00:06:51.467 --> 00:06:53.336
  • 90 PEOPLE.MY FATHER ALWAYS KNEW THAT
  • 00:06:53.336 --> 00:06:54.504
  • MY FATHER ALWAYS KNEW THATHE WOULD PASTOR A CHURCH
  • 00:06:54.504 --> 00:06:55.571
  • HE WOULD PASTOR A CHURCHWITH THOUSANDS.
  • 00:06:55.571 --> 00:06:56.906
  • WITH THOUSANDS.GOD PUT THAT DREAM IN HIS
  • 00:06:56.906 --> 00:06:59.175
  • GOD PUT THAT DREAM IN HISHEART. BUT FOR 13 YEARS,
  • 00:06:59.175 --> 00:07:00.409
  • HEART. BUT FOR 13 YEARS,LAKEWOOD DIDN'T GROW.
  • 00:07:00.409 --> 00:07:02.211
  • LAKEWOOD DIDN'T GROW.IT HAD LESS THAN 200
  • 00:07:02.211 --> 00:07:03.145
  • IT HAD LESS THAN 200PEOPLE.
  • 00:07:03.145 --> 00:07:04.347
  • PEOPLE.ONE REASON WE'RE HERE
  • 00:07:04.347 --> 00:07:06.249
  • ONE REASON WE'RE HERETODAY IS BECAUSE MY FATHER
  • 00:07:06.249 --> 00:07:08.284
  • TODAY IS BECAUSE MY FATHERSTAYED COMMITTED. HE DIDN'T
  • 00:07:08.284 --> 00:07:10.586
  • STAYED COMMITTED. HE DIDN'TSAY, "I'M COMMITTED AS LONG
  • 00:07:10.586 --> 00:07:12.989
  • SAY, "I'M COMMITTED AS LONGAS IT'S GROWING. I'M
  • 00:07:12.989 --> 00:07:14.457
  • AS IT'S GROWING. I'MCOMMITTED AS LONG AS IT'S
  • 00:07:14.457 --> 00:07:15.958
  • COMMITTED AS LONG AS IT'SEXCITING. AS LONG AS THINGS
  • 00:07:15.958 --> 00:07:17.093
  • EXCITING. AS LONG AS THINGSARE GOING MY WAY."
  • 00:07:17.093 --> 00:07:18.427
  • ARE GOING MY WAY."HE WAS COMMITTED WHEN
  • 00:07:18.427 --> 00:07:20.029
  • HE WAS COMMITTED WHENNOTHING WAS CHANGING.
  • 00:07:20.029 --> 00:07:21.130
  • NOTHING WAS CHANGING.HE PREACHED THREE TIMES
  • 00:07:21.130 --> 00:07:23.099
  • HE PREACHED THREE TIMESA WEEK TO THOSE 90 PEOPLE
  • 00:07:23.099 --> 00:07:24.033
  • A WEEK TO THOSE 90 PEOPLELIKE HE WAS PREACHING TO
  • 00:07:24.033 --> 00:07:25.668
  • LIKE HE WAS PREACHING TO90.000. HE NEVER MISSED
  • 00:07:25.668 --> 00:07:27.803
  • 90.000. HE NEVER MISSEDA SERVICE. YEAR AFTER
  • 00:07:27.803 --> 00:07:29.972
  • A SERVICE. YEAR AFTERYEAR, NO GROWTH, NO
  • 00:07:29.972 --> 00:07:32.608
  • YEAR, NO GROWTH, NOINCREASE. BUT IN 1972,
  • 00:07:32.608 --> 00:07:33.643
  • INCREASE. BUT IN 1972,IT WAS LIKE GOD FLIPPED
  • 00:07:33.643 --> 00:07:35.278
  • IT WAS LIKE GOD FLIPPEDA SWITCH. PEOPLE BEGAN
  • 00:07:35.278 --> 00:07:36.379
  • A SWITCH. PEOPLE BEGANTO COME FROM ALL OVER
  • 00:07:36.379 --> 00:07:37.313
  • TO COME FROM ALL OVERTHE CITY. IT GREW TO
  • 00:07:37.313 --> 00:07:39.081
  • THE CITY. IT GREW TOTHOUSANDS AND THOUSANDS.
  • 00:07:39.081 --> 00:07:40.550
  • THOUSANDS AND THOUSANDS.THE DREAMS GOD'S PLACED IN
  • 00:07:40.550 --> 00:07:42.051
  • THE DREAMS GOD'S PLACED INYOUR HEART, THE PROMISES
  • 00:07:42.051 --> 00:07:43.786
  • YOUR HEART, THE PROMISESYOU'RE STANDING ON, MAY BE
  • 00:07:43.786 --> 00:07:44.887
  • YOU'RE STANDING ON, MAY BETAKING LONGER THAN YOU
  • 00:07:44.887 --> 00:07:46.222
  • TAKING LONGER THAN YOUTHOUGHT. YOU DON'T SEE
  • 00:07:46.222 --> 00:07:47.723
  • THOUGHT. YOU DON'T SEEANY SIGN OF IT HAPPENING.
  • 00:07:47.723 --> 00:07:49.458
  • ANY SIGN OF IT HAPPENING.THAT'S A TEST. ARE YOU
  • 00:07:49.458 --> 00:07:50.626
  • THAT'S A TEST. ARE YOUGOING TO GET DISCOURAGED
  • 00:07:50.626 --> 00:07:51.794
  • GOING TO GET DISCOURAGEDAND GIVE UP ON WHAT YOU'RE
  • 00:07:51.794 --> 00:07:53.329
  • AND GIVE UP ON WHAT YOU'REBELIEVING FOR? STAY
  • 00:07:53.329 --> 00:07:55.197
  • BELIEVING FOR? STAYCOMMITTED. KEEP DOING THE
  • 00:07:55.197 --> 00:07:56.832
  • COMMITTED. KEEP DOING THERIGHT THING. GOD IS IN
  • 00:07:56.832 --> 00:07:58.668
  • RIGHT THING. GOD IS INCONTROL. HE SEES YOUR
  • 00:07:58.668 --> 00:08:00.036
  • CONTROL. HE SEES YOURFAITHFULNESS. LIKE WITH
  • 00:08:00.036 --> 00:08:01.237
  • FAITHFULNESS. LIKE WITHMY FATHER, YOU'RE GOING
  • 00:08:01.237 --> 00:08:02.772
  • MY FATHER, YOU'RE GOINGTO COME IN TO YOUR SEASON
  • 00:08:02.772 --> 00:08:04.807
  • TO COME IN TO YOUR SEASONOF FAVOR. YOUR DREAM IS
  • 00:08:04.807 --> 00:08:05.775
  • OF FAVOR. YOUR DREAM ISRIGHT UP IN FRONT OF YOU.
  • 00:08:05.775 --> 00:08:08.377
  • RIGHT UP IN FRONT OF YOU.SECOND KINGS, CHAPTER 2,
  • 00:08:08.377 --> 00:08:10.613
  • SECOND KINGS, CHAPTER 2,THE PROPHET ELIJAH WAS
  • 00:08:10.613 --> 00:08:11.847
  • THE PROPHET ELIJAH WASABOUT TO BE TAKEN UP TO
  • 00:08:11.847 --> 00:08:13.916
  • ABOUT TO BE TAKEN UP TOHEAVEN IN A WHIRLWIND.
  • 00:08:13.916 --> 00:08:15.251
  • HEAVEN IN A WHIRLWIND.HE HAD AN ASSISTANT NAMED
  • 00:08:15.251 --> 00:08:17.954
  • HE HAD AN ASSISTANT NAMEDELISHA. ELISHA WAS LIKE
  • 00:08:17.954 --> 00:08:20.356
  • ELISHA. ELISHA WAS LIKEA SON TO HIM. ELISHA TOOK
  • 00:08:20.356 --> 00:08:22.425
  • A SON TO HIM. ELISHA TOOKCARE OF ELIJAH. HE WENT
  • 00:08:22.425 --> 00:08:23.392
  • CARE OF ELIJAH. HE WENTWITH HIM EVERYWHERE AND
  • 00:08:23.392 --> 00:08:24.827
  • WITH HIM EVERYWHERE ANDMADE SURE THAT HE HAD WHAT
  • 00:08:24.827 --> 00:08:26.729
  • MADE SURE THAT HE HAD WHATHE WANTED. AND IN VERSE 2,
  • 00:08:26.729 --> 00:08:28.764
  • HE WANTED. AND IN VERSE 2,ELIJAH SAID TO ELISHA,
  • 00:08:28.764 --> 00:08:30.666
  • ELIJAH SAID TO ELISHA,"STAY HERE. I'M GOING TO
  • 00:08:30.666 --> 00:08:31.667
  • "STAY HERE. I'M GOING TOTHE CITY OF BETHEL."
  • 00:08:31.667 --> 00:08:33.836
  • THE CITY OF BETHEL."AND ELISHA KNEW THE
  • 00:08:33.836 --> 00:08:34.870
  • AND ELISHA KNEW THEPROPHET WAS GOING TO BE
  • 00:08:34.870 --> 00:08:36.539
  • PROPHET WAS GOING TO BETAKEN AWAY. HE KNEW HE WAS
  • 00:08:36.539 --> 00:08:37.940
  • TAKEN AWAY. HE KNEW HE WASCOMING TO AN END. HE COULD
  • 00:08:37.940 --> 00:08:38.874
  • COMING TO AN END. HE COULDHAVE THOUGHT, "ALL RIGHT,
  • 00:08:38.874 --> 00:08:39.842
  • HAVE THOUGHT, "ALL RIGHT,I'M GOING TO STAY. AFTER
  • 00:08:39.842 --> 00:08:41.043
  • I'M GOING TO STAY. AFTERALL, HIS LIFE'S ALMOST
  • 00:08:41.043 --> 00:08:43.613
  • ALL, HIS LIFE'S ALMOSTOVER." INSTEAD, ELISHA
  • 00:08:43.613 --> 00:08:45.414
  • OVER." INSTEAD, ELISHASAID TO HIM, "AS SURELY
  • 00:08:45.414 --> 00:08:47.083
  • SAID TO HIM, "AS SURELYAS THE LORD LIVES, I WILL
  • 00:08:47.083 --> 00:08:48.484
  • AS THE LORD LIVES, I WILLNEVER LEAVE YOU."
  • 00:08:48.484 --> 00:08:49.518
  • NEVER LEAVE YOU."THEY WENT TOGETHER TO
  • 00:08:49.518 --> 00:08:51.821
  • THEY WENT TOGETHER TOBETHEL. IN BETHEL, ELIJAH
  • 00:08:51.821 --> 00:08:53.356
  • BETHEL. IN BETHEL, ELIJAHSAID, "STAY HERE, I'M
  • 00:08:53.356 --> 00:08:54.390
  • SAID, "STAY HERE, I'MGOING TO THE CITY OF
  • 00:08:54.390 --> 00:08:56.859
  • GOING TO THE CITY OFJERICHO." ELISHA SAID IT
  • 00:08:56.859 --> 00:08:58.494
  • JERICHO." ELISHA SAID ITAGAIN, "AS SURELY AS THE
  • 00:08:58.494 --> 00:08:59.795
  • AGAIN, "AS SURELY AS THELORD LIVES, I WILL NOT
  • 00:08:59.795 --> 00:09:01.464
  • LORD LIVES, I WILL NOTLEAVE YOU." THEY ARRIVED
  • 00:09:01.464 --> 00:09:03.466
  • LEAVE YOU." THEY ARRIVEDIN JERICHO. ELIJAH TOLD
  • 00:09:03.466 --> 00:09:05.067
  • IN JERICHO. ELIJAH TOLDHIM THE THIRD TIME, "STAY
  • 00:09:05.067 --> 00:09:06.435
  • HIM THE THIRD TIME, "STAYHERE, I'M GOING TO THE
  • 00:09:06.435 --> 00:09:08.304
  • HERE, I'M GOING TO THEJORDAN RIVER." ELISHA
  • 00:09:08.304 --> 00:09:09.271
  • JORDAN RIVER." ELISHASAID THE SAME THING,
  • 00:09:09.271 --> 00:09:11.173
  • SAID THE SAME THING,"I WILL NOT LEAVE YOU."
  • 00:09:11.173 --> 00:09:13.342
  • "I WILL NOT LEAVE YOU."THREE TIMES, ELIJAH TRIED
  • 00:09:13.342 --> 00:09:15.044
  • THREE TIMES, ELIJAH TRIEDTO GET RID OF HIM. THREE
  • 00:09:15.044 --> 00:09:16.278
  • TO GET RID OF HIM. THREETIMES, HE SAID IN EFFECT,
  • 00:09:16.278 --> 00:09:17.913
  • TIMES, HE SAID IN EFFECT,"YOU'VE DONE ENOUGH.
  • 00:09:17.913 --> 00:09:18.881
  • "YOU'VE DONE ENOUGH.YOU'VE SERVED ME WELL
  • 00:09:18.881 --> 00:09:19.882
  • YOU'VE SERVED ME WELLALL THESE YEARS. YOU'VE
  • 00:09:19.882 --> 00:09:21.250
  • ALL THESE YEARS. YOU'VEBEEN FAITHFUL, LOYAL,
  • 00:09:21.250 --> 00:09:22.184
  • BEEN FAITHFUL, LOYAL,TAKE SOME TIME OFF.
  • 00:09:22.184 --> 00:09:24.120
  • TAKE SOME TIME OFF.GO RELAX." ELISHA WOULDN'T
  • 00:09:24.120 --> 00:09:25.788
  • GO RELAX." ELISHA WOULDN'THEAR OF IT. HIS ATTITUDE
  • 00:09:25.788 --> 00:09:27.390
  • HEAR OF IT. HIS ATTITUDEWAS, "I'M COMMITTED TO
  • 00:09:27.390 --> 00:09:29.191
  • WAS, "I'M COMMITTED TOYOU. I'M GOING TO STICK
  • 00:09:29.191 --> 00:09:30.359
  • YOU. I'M GOING TO STICKWITH YOU THROUGH THICK
  • 00:09:30.359 --> 00:09:32.128
  • WITH YOU THROUGH THICKAND THIN. I WAS WITH YOU
  • 00:09:32.128 --> 00:09:33.462
  • AND THIN. I WAS WITH YOUIN THE GOOD TIMES WHEN
  • 00:09:33.462 --> 00:09:34.397
  • IN THE GOOD TIMES WHENYOU WERE PERFORMING
  • 00:09:34.397 --> 00:09:35.598
  • YOU WERE PERFORMINGMIRACLES. I'M GOING TO BE
  • 00:09:35.598 --> 00:09:36.565
  • MIRACLES. I'M GOING TO BEWITH YOU IN THE TOUGH
  • 00:09:36.565 --> 00:09:37.967
  • WITH YOU IN THE TOUGHTIMES AS YOU COME TO AN
  • 00:09:37.967 --> 00:09:40.169
  • TIMES AS YOU COME TO ANEND." NOBODY WOULD HAVE
  • 00:09:40.169 --> 00:09:42.038
  • END." NOBODY WOULD HAVEFAULTED ELISHA IF HE HAD
  • 00:09:42.038 --> 00:09:43.739
  • FAULTED ELISHA IF HE HADWALKED AWAY. HIS BOSS
  • 00:09:43.739 --> 00:09:45.207
  • WALKED AWAY. HIS BOSSTOLD HIM TO. HE HAD A
  • 00:09:45.207 --> 00:09:46.642
  • TOLD HIM TO. HE HAD AGOOD REASON BUT HE
  • 00:09:46.642 --> 00:09:48.077
  • GOOD REASON BUT HEWOULDN'T SLACK OFF.
  • 00:09:48.077 --> 00:09:49.011
  • WOULDN'T SLACK OFF.HE WOULDN'T TAKE THE
  • 00:09:49.011 --> 00:09:50.246
  • HE WOULDN'T TAKE THEEASY WAY OUT. HE WAS
  • 00:09:50.246 --> 00:09:52.682
  • EASY WAY OUT. HE WASCOMMITTED. HE WAS LOYAL.
  • 00:09:52.682 --> 00:09:53.716
  • COMMITTED. HE WAS LOYAL.HE WAS SOMEONE YOU COULD
  • 00:09:53.716 --> 00:09:55.017
  • HE WAS SOMEONE YOU COULDCOUNT ON.
  • 00:09:55.017 --> 00:09:56.152
  • COUNT ON.AS THEY CROSSED THE JORDAN
  • 00:09:56.152 --> 00:09:58.120
  • AS THEY CROSSED THE JORDANRIVER, ELIJAH SAID TO HIM,
  • 00:09:58.120 --> 00:09:59.188
  • RIVER, ELIJAH SAID TO HIM,"WHAT DO YOU WANT ME TO DO
  • 00:09:59.188 --> 00:10:01.323
  • "WHAT DO YOU WANT ME TO DOFOR YOU BEFORE I LEAVE?"
  • 00:10:01.323 --> 00:10:02.825
  • FOR YOU BEFORE I LEAVE?"ELISHA SAID, "I WANT A
  • 00:10:02.825 --> 00:10:04.226
  • ELISHA SAID, "I WANT ADOUBLE PORTION OF YOUR
  • 00:10:04.226 --> 00:10:06.262
  • DOUBLE PORTION OF YOURANOINTING." HE SAID,
  • 00:10:06.262 --> 00:10:07.329
  • ANOINTING." HE SAID,"YOU'VE ASKED A HARD
  • 00:10:07.329 --> 00:10:09.398
  • "YOU'VE ASKED A HARDTHING. BUT IF YOU SEE ME
  • 00:10:09.398 --> 00:10:11.100
  • THING. BUT IF YOU SEE MEWHEN I'M TAKEN AWAY, YOU
  • 00:10:11.100 --> 00:10:12.435
  • WHEN I'M TAKEN AWAY, YOUWILL HAVE IT."
  • 00:10:12.435 --> 00:10:13.636
  • WILL HAVE IT."IN A LITTLE WHILE, AS THEY
  • 00:10:13.636 --> 00:10:14.870
  • IN A LITTLE WHILE, AS THEYWERE WALKING ALONG, A
  • 00:10:14.870 --> 00:10:17.039
  • WERE WALKING ALONG, AWHIRLWIND TOOK ELIJAH UP
  • 00:10:17.039 --> 00:10:18.407
  • WHIRLWIND TOOK ELIJAH UPIN TO THE HEAVENS.
  • 00:10:18.407 --> 00:10:21.110
  • IN TO THE HEAVENS.HIS MANTLE FELL ON ELISHA.
  • 00:10:21.110 --> 00:10:23.012
  • HIS MANTLE FELL ON ELISHA.ELISHA PICKED UP ELIJAH'S
  • 00:10:23.012 --> 00:10:24.480
  • ELISHA PICKED UP ELIJAH'SROD, STRUCK THE JORDAN
  • 00:10:24.480 --> 00:10:26.315
  • ROD, STRUCK THE JORDANRIVER AND IT PARTED.
  • 00:10:26.315 --> 00:10:28.184
  • RIVER AND IT PARTED.ELISHA ENDED UP PERFORMING
  • 00:10:28.184 --> 00:10:30.052
  • ELISHA ENDED UP PERFORMINGTWICE AS MANY MIRACLES AS
  • 00:10:30.052 --> 00:10:32.521
  • TWICE AS MANY MIRACLES ASELIJAH. HERE'S MY POINT:
  • 00:10:32.521 --> 00:10:33.856
  • ELIJAH. HERE'S MY POINT:HE WOULD HAVE NEVER SEEN
  • 00:10:33.856 --> 00:10:35.491
  • HE WOULD HAVE NEVER SEENTHE DOUBLE PORTION IF HE
  • 00:10:35.491 --> 00:10:37.626
  • THE DOUBLE PORTION IF HEHAD NOT STAYED COMMITTED.
  • 00:10:37.626 --> 00:10:38.828
  • HAD NOT STAYED COMMITTED.IF HE HAD LEFT THE FIRST
  • 00:10:38.828 --> 00:10:40.396
  • IF HE HAD LEFT THE FIRSTTIME ELIJAH TOLD HIM TO
  • 00:10:40.396 --> 00:10:42.164
  • TIME ELIJAH TOLD HIM TOGO, OR THE SECOND TIME,
  • 00:10:42.164 --> 00:10:43.733
  • GO, OR THE SECOND TIME,OR THE THIRD; HE WOULDN'T
  • 00:10:43.733 --> 00:10:45.468
  • OR THE THIRD; HE WOULDN'THAVE SEEN THE FULLNESS OF
  • 00:10:45.468 --> 00:10:47.236
  • HAVE SEEN THE FULLNESS OFHIS DESTINY.
  • 00:10:47.236 --> 00:10:48.404
  • HIS DESTINY.THERE WILL BE PLENTY OF
  • 00:10:48.404 --> 00:10:50.239
  • THERE WILL BE PLENTY OFTIMES WHERE YOU'RE TEMPTED
  • 00:10:50.239 --> 00:10:51.774
  • TIMES WHERE YOU'RE TEMPTEDTO WALK AWAY.
  • 00:10:51.774 --> 00:10:52.908
  • TO WALK AWAY.WALK AWAY FROM A DREAM.
  • 00:10:52.908 --> 00:10:54.009
  • WALK AWAY FROM A DREAM."IT'S BEEN TOO LONG.
  • 00:10:54.009 --> 00:10:54.944
  • "IT'S BEEN TOO LONG.IT'S NEVER GOING TO
  • 00:10:54.944 --> 00:10:55.878
  • IT'S NEVER GOING TOHAPPEN."
  • 00:10:55.878 --> 00:10:57.279
  • HAPPEN."WALK AWAY FROM A MARRIAGE.
  • 00:10:57.279 --> 00:10:58.614
  • WALK AWAY FROM A MARRIAGE.WALK AWAY FROM A CHURCH.
  • 00:10:58.614 --> 00:10:59.815
  • WALK AWAY FROM A CHURCH.WALK AWAY FROM A JOB.
  • 00:10:59.815 --> 00:11:01.917
  • WALK AWAY FROM A JOB.THEY DON'T APPRECIATE YOU.
  • 00:11:01.917 --> 00:11:03.085
  • THEY DON'T APPRECIATE YOU.THEY NEVER TELL YOU THANK
  • 00:11:03.085 --> 00:11:04.019
  • THEY NEVER TELL YOU THANKYOU.
  • 00:11:04.019 --> 00:11:05.321
  • YOU.YOU COULD SLACK OFF, TAKE
  • 00:11:05.321 --> 00:11:07.089
  • YOU COULD SLACK OFF, TAKETHE EASY WAY OUT BUT WHAT
  • 00:11:07.089 --> 00:11:09.091
  • THE EASY WAY OUT BUT WHATYOU CAN'T SEE IS THERE'S A
  • 00:11:09.091 --> 00:11:10.826
  • YOU CAN'T SEE IS THERE'S ADOUBLE PORTION UP IN FRONT
  • 00:11:10.826 --> 00:11:11.827
  • DOUBLE PORTION UP IN FRONTOF YOU.
  • 00:11:11.827 --> 00:11:13.462
  • OF YOU.STAY COMMITTED WHEN IT'S
  • 00:11:13.462 --> 00:11:16.098
  • STAY COMMITTED WHEN IT'SHARD. DO THE RIGHT THING
  • 00:11:16.098 --> 00:11:17.199
  • HARD. DO THE RIGHT THINGWHEN THE WRONG THING IS
  • 00:11:17.199 --> 00:11:18.734
  • WHEN THE WRONG THING ISHAPPENING. KEEP LOVING
  • 00:11:18.734 --> 00:11:20.569
  • HAPPENING. KEEP LOVINGTHAT MAN, THAT WOMAN,
  • 00:11:20.569 --> 00:11:21.504
  • THAT MAN, THAT WOMAN,EVEN THOUGH THEY DON'T
  • 00:11:21.504 --> 00:11:23.072
  • EVEN THOUGH THEY DON'TDESERVE IT. WHEN YOU
  • 00:11:23.072 --> 00:11:25.541
  • DESERVE IT. WHEN YOUSTAY LOYAL, CONSISTENT,
  • 00:11:25.541 --> 00:11:27.643
  • STAY LOYAL, CONSISTENT,FAITHFUL, A DOUBLE PORTION
  • 00:11:27.643 --> 00:11:29.712
  • FAITHFUL, A DOUBLE PORTIONIS COMING. DOUBLE FAVOR.
  • 00:11:29.712 --> 00:11:31.147
  • IS COMING. DOUBLE FAVOR.DOUBLE HONOR. DOUBLE
  • 00:11:31.147 --> 00:11:32.948
  • DOUBLE HONOR. DOUBLERESOURCES. GOD WILL PAY
  • 00:11:32.948 --> 00:11:34.383
  • RESOURCES. GOD WILL PAYYOU BACK FOR STAYING
  • 00:11:34.383 --> 00:11:36.118
  • YOU BACK FOR STAYINGCOMMITTED. BUT THIS
  • 00:11:36.118 --> 00:11:37.720
  • COMMITTED. BUT THISDOUBLE PORTION ISN'T FOR
  • 00:11:37.720 --> 00:11:40.222
  • DOUBLE PORTION ISN'T FOREVERYONE. IT'S NOT COMMON.
  • 00:11:40.222 --> 00:11:42.091
  • EVERYONE. IT'S NOT COMMON.IT'S NOT ORDINARY. IT'S
  • 00:11:42.091 --> 00:11:43.759
  • IT'S NOT ORDINARY. IT'SFOR PEOPLE THAT DO MORE
  • 00:11:43.759 --> 00:11:45.060
  • FOR PEOPLE THAT DO MORETHAN THEY HAVE TO. FOR
  • 00:11:45.060 --> 00:11:46.462
  • THAN THEY HAVE TO. FORPEOPLE THAT GO THE EXTRA
  • 00:11:46.462 --> 00:11:47.830
  • PEOPLE THAT GO THE EXTRAMILE. FOR PEOPLE THAT
  • 00:11:47.830 --> 00:11:49.632
  • MILE. FOR PEOPLE THATDON'T GIVE UP WHEN IT'S
  • 00:11:49.632 --> 00:11:50.699
  • DON'T GIVE UP WHEN IT'SNOT EXCITING. IT'S FOR
  • 00:11:50.699 --> 00:11:52.802
  • NOT EXCITING. IT'S FORPEOPLE LIKE YOU THAT STAY
  • 00:11:52.802 --> 00:11:53.836
  • I CAN IMAGINE
  • 00:11:55.437 --> 00:11:57.139
  • I CAN IMAGINEAFTER ELIJAH TOLD ELISHA
  • 00:11:57.139 --> 00:11:58.707
  • AFTER ELIJAH TOLD ELISHATO STAY THAT THIRD TIME
  • 00:11:58.707 --> 00:12:00.009
  • TO STAY THAT THIRD TIMEAND HE WOULDN'T DO IT.
  • 00:12:00.009 --> 00:12:01.644
  • AND HE WOULDN'T DO IT.ELIJAH MUST HAVE THOUGHT,
  • 00:12:01.644 --> 00:12:03.846
  • ELIJAH MUST HAVE THOUGHT,"THAT IS ONE STUBBORN BOY.
  • 00:12:03.846 --> 00:12:04.814
  • "THAT IS ONE STUBBORN BOY.HE WILL NOT CHANGE HIS
  • 00:12:04.814 --> 00:12:06.549
  • HE WILL NOT CHANGE HISMIND. HE IS DETERMINED
  • 00:12:06.549 --> 00:12:07.883
  • MIND. HE IS DETERMINEDTO TAKE CARE OF ME."
  • 00:12:07.883 --> 00:12:09.018
  • TO TAKE CARE OF ME."THAT'S THE WAY YOU HAVE
  • 00:12:09.018 --> 00:12:11.187
  • THAT'S THE WAY YOU HAVETO BE TO SEE GOD'S BEST.
  • 00:12:11.187 --> 00:12:12.121
  • TO BE TO SEE GOD'S BEST.THERE HAS TO BE A
  • 00:12:12.121 --> 00:12:13.422
  • THERE HAS TO BE ASTUBBORNNESS.
  • 00:12:13.422 --> 00:12:14.657
  • STUBBORNNESS."I'M COMMITTED TO THIS
  • 00:12:14.657 --> 00:12:16.192
  • "I'M COMMITTED TO THISMARRIAGE. LEAVING IS NOT
  • 00:12:16.192 --> 00:12:17.326
  • MARRIAGE. LEAVING IS NOTAN OPTION."
  • 00:12:17.326 --> 00:12:18.260
  • AN OPTION.""I'M COMMITTED TO MY
  • 00:12:18.260 --> 00:12:19.795
  • "I'M COMMITTED TO MYCHILDREN. NO MATTER WHAT
  • 00:12:19.795 --> 00:12:20.796
  • CHILDREN. NO MATTER WHATTHEY DO OR DON'T DO, I'M
  • 00:12:20.796 --> 00:12:21.730
  • THEY DO OR DON'T DO, I'MGOING TO BE THERE FOR
  • 00:12:21.730 --> 00:12:22.698
  • GOING TO BE THERE FORTHEM."
  • 00:12:22.698 --> 00:12:24.066
  • THEM.""I'M COMMITTED TO BEING MY
  • 00:12:24.066 --> 00:12:25.835
  • "I'M COMMITTED TO BEING MYBEST AT THIS JOB."
  • 00:12:25.835 --> 00:12:27.002
  • BEST AT THIS JOB."YOU DON'T LET PEOPLE TALK
  • 00:12:27.002 --> 00:12:28.437
  • YOU DON'T LET PEOPLE TALKYOU OUT OF IT. YOU DON'T
  • 00:12:28.437 --> 00:12:29.438
  • YOU OUT OF IT. YOU DON'TSLACK OFF BECAUSE IT'S
  • 00:12:29.438 --> 00:12:30.439
  • SLACK OFF BECAUSE IT'SNOT FAIR.
  • 00:12:30.439 --> 00:12:31.707
  • NOT FAIR.YOU'RE LONELY. YOU'RE NOT
  • 00:12:31.707 --> 00:12:33.142
  • YOU'RE LONELY. YOU'RE NOTMAKING PROGRESS. YOU HAVE
  • 00:12:33.142 --> 00:12:35.277
  • MAKING PROGRESS. YOU HAVEA MADE UP MIND. WHEN YOU
  • 00:12:35.277 --> 00:12:37.146
  • A MADE UP MIND. WHEN YOUSTAY COMMITTED, GOD WILL
  • 00:12:37.146 --> 00:12:38.514
  • STAY COMMITTED, GOD WILLMAKE THINGS HAPPEN THAT
  • 00:12:38.514 --> 00:12:40.015
  • MAKE THINGS HAPPEN THATYOU COULDN'T MAKE HAPPEN.
  • 00:12:40.015 --> 00:12:41.383
  • YOU COULDN'T MAKE HAPPEN.SUDDENLY THINGS WILL TURN
  • 00:12:41.383 --> 00:12:42.985
  • SUDDENLY THINGS WILL TURNAROUND. SUDDENLY YOUR
  • 00:12:42.985 --> 00:12:44.386
  • AROUND. SUDDENLY YOURMARRIAGE WILL IMPROVE.
  • 00:12:44.386 --> 00:12:45.554
  • MARRIAGE WILL IMPROVE.SUDDENLY YOUR BUSINESS
  • 00:12:45.554 --> 00:12:47.656
  • SUDDENLY YOUR BUSINESSWILL TAKE OFF. MANY OF
  • 00:12:47.656 --> 00:12:49.859
  • WILL TAKE OFF. MANY OFYOU HAVE PASSED THIS TEST.
  • 00:12:49.859 --> 00:12:51.026
  • YOU HAVE PASSED THIS TEST.YOU'VE BEEN COMMITTED.
  • 00:12:51.026 --> 00:12:51.961
  • YOU'VE BEEN COMMITTED.YOU'VE BEEN DOING THE
  • 00:12:51.961 --> 00:12:52.928
  • YOU'VE BEEN DOING THERIGHT THING.
  • 00:12:52.928 --> 00:12:54.196
  • RIGHT THING.BE ENCOURAGED. YOU ARE
  • 00:12:54.196 --> 00:12:55.564
  • BE ENCOURAGED. YOU ARECLOSE TO YOUR DOUBLE
  • 00:12:55.564 --> 00:12:57.199
  • CLOSE TO YOUR DOUBLEPORTION. YOU ARE CLOSE
  • 00:12:57.199 --> 00:12:58.133
  • PORTION. YOU ARE CLOSETO A BREAK THROUGH,
  • 00:12:58.133 --> 00:12:59.702
  • TO A BREAK THROUGH,CLOSE TO MEETING THE
  • 00:12:59.702 --> 00:13:01.337
  • CLOSE TO MEETING THERIGHT PERSON, CLOSE TO
  • 00:13:01.337 --> 00:13:03.138
  • RIGHT PERSON, CLOSE TOYOUR NEW LEVEL.
  • 00:13:03.138 --> 00:13:04.206
  • YOUR NEW LEVEL.WHEN JESUS WAS IN THE
  • 00:13:04.206 --> 00:13:05.641
  • WHEN JESUS WAS IN THEGARDEN OF GETHSEMANE,
  • 00:13:05.641 --> 00:13:07.209
  • GARDEN OF GETHSEMANE,HE WAS SO DISTRESSED THAT
  • 00:13:07.209 --> 00:13:08.811
  • HE WAS SO DISTRESSED THATHE SWEAT GREAT DROPS OF
  • 00:13:08.811 --> 00:13:10.379
  • HE SWEAT GREAT DROPS OFBLOOD. ON THE WAY TO
  • 00:13:10.379 --> 00:13:12.114
  • BLOOD. ON THE WAY TOCALVARY, HE WAS SO BEATEN
  • 00:13:12.114 --> 00:13:14.116
  • CALVARY, HE WAS SO BEATENAND BRUISED, HE FELL DOWN
  • 00:13:14.116 --> 00:13:15.050
  • AND BRUISED, HE FELL DOWNUNDER THE WEIGHT OF THE
  • 00:13:15.050 --> 00:13:16.418
  • UNDER THE WEIGHT OF THECROSS. HE COULD HAVE
  • 00:13:16.418 --> 00:13:18.654
  • CROSS. HE COULD HAVESAID, "GOD IT'S TOO MUCH.
  • 00:13:18.654 --> 00:13:20.289
  • SAID, "GOD IT'S TOO MUCH.I DID THE RIGHT THING BUT
  • 00:13:20.289 --> 00:13:21.290
  • I DID THE RIGHT THING BUTTHESE PEOPLE TREATED ME
  • 00:13:21.290 --> 00:13:22.958
  • THESE PEOPLE TREATED MEBADLY. THEY MOCKED ME,
  • 00:13:22.958 --> 00:13:23.959
  • BADLY. THEY MOCKED ME,RIDICULED ME, SENT ME
  • 00:13:23.959 --> 00:13:25.127
  • RIDICULED ME, SENT METO THE CROSS. I'M DONE.
  • 00:13:25.127 --> 00:13:26.495
  • TO THE CROSS. I'M DONE.I'VE HAD ENOUGH."
  • 00:13:26.495 --> 00:13:28.731
  • I'VE HAD ENOUGH."JESUS STAYED COMMITTED.
  • 00:13:28.731 --> 00:13:29.999
  • JESUS STAYED COMMITTED.HE WAS COMMITTED WHEN IT
  • 00:13:29.999 --> 00:13:31.734
  • HE WAS COMMITTED WHEN ITWASN'T FAIR. HE WAS
  • 00:13:31.734 --> 00:13:32.968
  • WASN'T FAIR. HE WASCOMMITTED WHEN HE HAD
  • 00:13:32.968 --> 00:13:35.170
  • COMMITTED WHEN HE HADEVERY RIGHT TO GIVE UP.
  • 00:13:35.170 --> 00:13:36.639
  • EVERY RIGHT TO GIVE UP.NOBODY WOULD HAVE FAULTED
  • 00:13:36.639 --> 00:13:39.008
  • NOBODY WOULD HAVE FAULTEDHIM IF HE HAD WALKED AWAY.
  • 00:13:39.008 --> 00:13:40.242
  • HIM IF HE HAD WALKED AWAY.BUT HE WAS IN IT FOR THE
  • 00:13:40.242 --> 00:13:42.778
  • BUT HE WAS IN IT FOR THELONG HAUL. HE WAS STUBBORN
  • 00:13:42.778 --> 00:13:44.113
  • LONG HAUL. HE WAS STUBBORNWHEN IT CAME TO FULFILLING
  • 00:13:44.113 --> 00:13:45.681
  • WHEN IT CAME TO FULFILLINGHIS PURPOSE.
  • 00:13:45.681 --> 00:13:46.982
  • HIS PURPOSE.WHERE ARE THE PEOPLE
  • 00:13:46.982 --> 00:13:48.484
  • WHERE ARE THE PEOPLETHAT WILL DO LIKE JESUS
  • 00:13:48.484 --> 00:13:50.119
  • THAT WILL DO LIKE JESUSAND STAY COMMITTED?
  • 00:13:50.119 --> 00:13:51.487
  • AND STAY COMMITTED?PEOPLE THAT DON'T GIVE UP
  • 00:13:51.487 --> 00:13:53.188
  • PEOPLE THAT DON'T GIVE UPBECAUSE IT'S NOT FAIR?
  • 00:13:53.188 --> 00:13:54.223
  • BECAUSE IT'S NOT FAIR?PEOPLE THAT DON'T SLACK
  • 00:13:54.223 --> 00:13:55.190
  • PEOPLE THAT DON'T SLACKOFF BECAUSE IT'S TAKING
  • 00:13:55.190 --> 00:13:56.558
  • OFF BECAUSE IT'S TAKINGLONGER THAN THEY THOUGHT?
  • 00:13:56.558 --> 00:13:57.793
  • LONGER THAN THEY THOUGHT?PEOPLE THAT HAVE A MADE
  • 00:13:57.793 --> 00:13:58.794
  • PEOPLE THAT HAVE A MADEUP MIND.
  • 00:13:58.794 --> 00:14:01.297
  • UP MIND.IN 1960, A YOUNG MAN
  • 00:14:01.297 --> 00:14:02.965
  • IN 1960, A YOUNG MANOPENED A PIZZA PLACE IN
  • 00:14:02.965 --> 00:14:05.267
  • OPENED A PIZZA PLACE INMICHIGAN. HE WAS AN ORPHAN
  • 00:14:05.267 --> 00:14:06.201
  • MICHIGAN. HE WAS AN ORPHANTHAT HAD BEEN RAISED IN
  • 00:14:06.201 --> 00:14:07.703
  • THAT HAD BEEN RAISED INA CATHOLIC ORPHANAGE.
  • 00:14:07.703 --> 00:14:09.471
  • A CATHOLIC ORPHANAGE.HE BORROWED $900 AND
  • 00:14:09.471 --> 00:14:10.839
  • HE BORROWED $900 ANDSTARTED THIS SMALL PIZZA
  • 00:14:10.839 --> 00:14:12.574
  • STARTED THIS SMALL PIZZAPLACE. HE HAD ALL KINDS
  • 00:14:12.574 --> 00:14:14.510
  • PLACE. HE HAD ALL KINDSOF BAD BREAKS. A BUSINESS
  • 00:14:14.510 --> 00:14:15.544
  • OF BAD BREAKS. A BUSINESSPARTNER GOT INTO HIS
  • 00:14:15.544 --> 00:14:17.046
  • PARTNER GOT INTO HISACCOUNT AND STOLE SEVERAL
  • 00:14:17.046 --> 00:14:18.514
  • ACCOUNT AND STOLE SEVERALTHOUSAND DOLLARS; HIS LIFE
  • 00:14:18.514 --> 00:14:21.350
  • THOUSAND DOLLARS; HIS LIFESAVINGS. IN 1968, A FIRE
  • 00:14:21.350 --> 00:14:23.085
  • SAVINGS. IN 1968, A FIREBURNED HIS BUILDING DOWN.
  • 00:14:23.085 --> 00:14:24.586
  • BURNED HIS BUILDING DOWN.THE INSURANCE COMPANY PAID
  • 00:14:24.586 --> 00:14:26.822
  • THE INSURANCE COMPANY PAIDHIM A PENNY ON THE DOLLAR.
  • 00:14:26.822 --> 00:14:27.790
  • HIM A PENNY ON THE DOLLAR.HE COULD HAVE GOTTEN
  • 00:14:27.790 --> 00:14:28.791
  • HE COULD HAVE GOTTENDISCOURAGED AND THOUGHT,
  • 00:14:28.791 --> 00:14:29.959
  • DISCOURAGED AND THOUGHT,"THIS IS NOT MEANT TO BE."
  • 00:14:29.959 --> 00:14:32.261
  • "THIS IS NOT MEANT TO BE."BUT THIS YOUNG MAN STAYED
  • 00:14:32.261 --> 00:14:34.029
  • BUT THIS YOUNG MAN STAYEDCOMMITTED TO THE DREAM GOD
  • 00:14:34.029 --> 00:14:35.464
  • COMMITTED TO THE DREAM GODPLACED IN HIS HEART.
  • 00:14:35.464 --> 00:14:37.333
  • PLACED IN HIS HEART.HE HAD AN IDEA. INSTEAD
  • 00:14:37.333 --> 00:14:38.500
  • HE HAD AN IDEA. INSTEADOF PEOPLE HAVING TO COME
  • 00:14:38.500 --> 00:14:41.003
  • OF PEOPLE HAVING TO COMEGET THEIR PIZZA, HE DECIDED
  • 00:14:41.003 --> 00:14:42.404
  • GET THEIR PIZZA, HE DECIDEDTO TAKE THE PIZZA TO THE
  • 00:14:42.404 --> 00:14:44.273
  • TO TAKE THE PIZZA TO THEPEOPLE. HE CAME UP WITH
  • 00:14:44.273 --> 00:14:46.241
  • PEOPLE. HE CAME UP WITHTHE FIRST DELIVERY SERVICE.
  • 00:14:46.241 --> 00:14:48.177
  • THE FIRST DELIVERY SERVICE.HE CALLED IT DOMINO'S.
  • 00:14:48.177 --> 00:14:49.144
  • HE CALLED IT DOMINO'S.HE STARTED WITH ONE
  • 00:14:49.144 --> 00:14:51.213
  • HE STARTED WITH ONERESTAURANT, $900 DOLLARS;
  • 00:14:51.213 --> 00:14:53.282
  • RESTAURANT, $900 DOLLARS;TODAY THERE ARE OVER 6.000
  • 00:14:53.282 --> 00:14:54.216
  • TODAY THERE ARE OVER 6.000DOMINO'S.
  • 00:14:54.216 --> 00:14:55.951
  • DOMINO'S.A FEW YEARS AGO, TOM
  • 00:14:55.951 --> 00:14:57.619
  • A FEW YEARS AGO, TOMMONAGHAN SOLD HIS COMPANY
  • 00:14:57.619 --> 00:14:59.254
  • MONAGHAN SOLD HIS COMPANYFOR A BILLION DOLLARS.
  • 00:14:59.254 --> 00:15:00.923
  • FOR A BILLION DOLLARS.HE'S INCREDIBLY GENEROUS.
  • 00:15:00.923 --> 00:15:02.191
  • HE'S INCREDIBLY GENEROUS.HE HELPS UNDERPRIVILEGED
  • 00:15:02.191 --> 00:15:04.159
  • HE HELPS UNDERPRIVILEGEDCHILDREN AROUND THE WORLD.
  • 00:15:04.159 --> 00:15:05.661
  • CHILDREN AROUND THE WORLD.WHAT AM I SAYING? WHEN YOU
  • 00:15:05.661 --> 00:15:07.563
  • WHAT AM I SAYING? WHEN YOUSTAY COMMITTED, GOD WILL
  • 00:15:07.563 --> 00:15:08.697
  • STAY COMMITTED, GOD WILLOPEN DOORS THAT YOU COULD
  • 00:15:08.697 --> 00:15:10.165
  • OPEN DOORS THAT YOU COULDNEVER OPEN. GOD WILL
  • 00:15:10.165 --> 00:15:11.367
  • NEVER OPEN. GOD WILLBRING YOU INTO YOUR
  • 00:15:11.367 --> 00:15:12.301
  • BRING YOU INTO YOURDOUBLE PORTION.
  • 00:15:12.301 --> 00:15:14.470
  • DOUBLE PORTION.YOU MAY HAVE PLENTY OF
  • 00:15:14.470 --> 00:15:15.738
  • YOU MAY HAVE PLENTY OFREASONS TO GIVE UP ON
  • 00:15:15.738 --> 00:15:17.206
  • REASONS TO GIVE UP ONYOUR DREAM. LIKE HIM,
  • 00:15:17.206 --> 00:15:18.607
  • YOUR DREAM. LIKE HIM,YOU'VE HAD DISAPPOINTMENTS,
  • 00:15:18.607 --> 00:15:20.442
  • YOU'VE HAD DISAPPOINTMENTS,SETBACKS, THAT'S ALL A
  • 00:15:20.442 --> 00:15:22.044
  • SETBACKS, THAT'S ALL APART OF THE PROCESS.
  • 00:15:22.044 --> 00:15:23.979
  • PART OF THE PROCESS.WHEN YOU GET KNOCKED DOWN,
  • 00:15:23.979 --> 00:15:24.980
  • WHEN YOU GET KNOCKED DOWN,YOU HAVE TO GET BACK UP
  • 00:15:24.980 --> 00:15:27.149
  • YOU HAVE TO GET BACK UPAGAIN. GOD DIDN'T BRING
  • 00:15:27.149 --> 00:15:28.417
  • AGAIN. GOD DIDN'T BRINGYOU THIS FAR TO LEAVE
  • 00:15:28.417 --> 00:15:30.152
  • YOU THIS FAR TO LEAVEYOU. DON'T SETTLE FOR
  • 00:15:30.152 --> 00:15:32.354
  • YOU. DON'T SETTLE FORMEDIOCRITY. GOD CREATED
  • 00:15:32.354 --> 00:15:34.156
  • MEDIOCRITY. GOD CREATEDYOU FOR GREATNESS.
  • 00:15:34.156 --> 00:15:35.924
  • YOU FOR GREATNESS.THERE IS SOMETHING IN YOU
  • 00:15:35.924 --> 00:15:37.059
  • THERE IS SOMETHING IN YOUTHAT WILL CAUSE YOU TO
  • 00:15:37.059 --> 00:15:38.761
  • THAT WILL CAUSE YOU TOSTAND OUT. SOMETHING
  • 00:15:38.761 --> 00:15:40.763
  • STAND OUT. SOMETHINGNOBODY ELSE HAS, NOBODY
  • 00:15:40.763 --> 00:15:42.431
  • NOBODY ELSE HAS, NOBODYELSE CAN DO. GOD PUT A
  • 00:15:42.431 --> 00:15:44.533
  • ELSE CAN DO. GOD PUT ASEED IN YOU SO YOU CAN
  • 00:15:44.533 --> 00:15:46.135
  • SEED IN YOU SO YOU CANLEAVE YOUR MARK. DON'T
  • 00:15:46.135 --> 00:15:47.236
  • LEAVE YOUR MARK. DON'TLET PEOPLE TALK YOU OUT
  • 00:15:47.236 --> 00:15:49.071
  • LET PEOPLE TALK YOU OUTOF IT. DON'T LET FAILURES
  • 00:15:49.071 --> 00:15:50.672
  • OF IT. DON'T LET FAILURESCONVINCE YOU TO GIVE UP.
  • 00:15:50.672 --> 00:15:53.108
  • CONVINCE YOU TO GIVE UP.DON'T LET DETOURS CAUSE
  • 00:15:53.108 --> 00:15:54.943
  • DON'T LET DETOURS CAUSEYOU TO GET DISCOURAGED.
  • 00:15:54.943 --> 00:15:56.445
  • YOU TO GET DISCOURAGED.I KNOW A MAN HE HAD AN
  • 00:15:56.445 --> 00:15:57.579
  • I KNOW A MAN HE HAD ANIDEA FOR A BUSINESS.
  • 00:15:57.579 --> 00:15:58.947
  • IDEA FOR A BUSINESS.HE WAS TURNED DOWN BY
  • 00:15:58.947 --> 00:16:02.384
  • HE WAS TURNED DOWN BY31 BANKS. 31 EXPERTS TOLD
  • 00:16:02.384 --> 00:16:04.086
  • 31 BANKS. 31 EXPERTS TOLDHIM IT WASN'T A GOOD IDEA.
  • 00:16:04.086 --> 00:16:05.788
  • HIM IT WASN'T A GOOD IDEA.HE WAS WASTING HIS TIME.
  • 00:16:05.788 --> 00:16:07.322
  • HE WAS WASTING HIS TIME.YOU WOULD THINK HE WOULD
  • 00:16:07.322 --> 00:16:08.791
  • YOU WOULD THINK HE WOULDGET THE MESSAGE AFTER
  • 00:16:08.791 --> 00:16:11.026
  • GET THE MESSAGE AFTER31 BANKS SAID NO.
  • 00:16:11.026 --> 00:16:12.895
  • 31 BANKS SAID NO.LIKE ELISHA, THIS YOUNG
  • 00:16:12.895 --> 00:16:14.696
  • LIKE ELISHA, THIS YOUNGMAN WAS STUBBORN.
  • 00:16:14.696 --> 00:16:15.631
  • MAN WAS STUBBORN.THOSE BANKS SAID IN
  • 00:16:15.631 --> 00:16:17.266
  • THOSE BANKS SAID INEFFECT, "GO AWAY, LEAVE,
  • 00:16:17.266 --> 00:16:18.834
  • EFFECT, "GO AWAY, LEAVE,IT'S NOT A GOOD IDEA."
  • 00:16:18.834 --> 00:16:20.436
  • IT'S NOT A GOOD IDEA."HE SAID, "NO THANKS, I'M
  • 00:16:20.436 --> 00:16:21.770
  • HE SAID, "NO THANKS, I'MCOMMITTED TO MY DREAM."
  • 00:16:21.770 --> 00:16:23.238
  • COMMITTED TO MY DREAM."WHEN GOD PUTS A DREAM IN
  • 00:16:23.238 --> 00:16:24.640
  • WHEN GOD PUTS A DREAM INYOUR HEART, IT WON'T GO
  • 00:16:24.640 --> 00:16:26.442
  • YOUR HEART, IT WON'T GOAWAY. YOU CAN TRY TO
  • 00:16:26.442 --> 00:16:28.010
  • AWAY. YOU CAN TRY TOPUSH IT DOWN, DISMISS IT.
  • 00:16:28.010 --> 00:16:29.645
  • PUSH IT DOWN, DISMISS IT.BUT THAT SEED IS STILL
  • 00:16:29.645 --> 00:16:31.980
  • BUT THAT SEED IS STILLALIVE. THIS YOUNG MAN
  • 00:16:31.980 --> 00:16:33.649
  • ALIVE. THIS YOUNG MANWENT TO BANK NUMBER 32.
  • 00:16:33.649 --> 00:16:35.184
  • WENT TO BANK NUMBER 32.THEY LOVED THE IDEA.
  • 00:16:35.184 --> 00:16:36.785
  • THEY LOVED THE IDEA.HE STARTED HIS BUSINESS.
  • 00:16:36.785 --> 00:16:38.120
  • HE STARTED HIS BUSINESS.IT'S EXPANDED ALL OVER THE
  • 00:16:38.120 --> 00:16:40.022
  • IT'S EXPANDED ALL OVER THEWORLD. TOTALLY TAKEN OFF.
  • 00:16:40.022 --> 00:16:41.390
  • WORLD. TOTALLY TAKEN OFF.OTHER PEOPLE MAY HAVE TOLD
  • 00:16:41.390 --> 00:16:43.659
  • OTHER PEOPLE MAY HAVE TOLDYOU NO BUT WHEN GOD SAYS
  • 00:16:43.659 --> 00:16:45.994
  • YOU NO BUT WHEN GOD SAYSYES, HIS YES CANCELS OUT
  • 00:16:45.994 --> 00:16:48.764
  • YES, HIS YES CANCELS OUTTHEIR NO. HIS YES OVERRULES
  • 00:16:48.764 --> 00:16:50.666
  • THEIR NO. HIS YES OVERRULESWHAT PEOPLE ARE TELLING
  • 00:16:50.666 --> 00:16:52.568
  • WHAT PEOPLE ARE TELLINGYOU. STAY COMMITTED TO
  • 00:16:52.568 --> 00:16:53.602
  • YOU. STAY COMMITTED TOYOUR DREAM.
  • 00:16:53.602 --> 00:16:54.703
  • YOUR DREAM.DO THE RIGHT THING WHEN
  • 00:16:54.703 --> 00:16:56.438
  • DO THE RIGHT THING WHENIT'S HARD. WHEN YOU HAVE
  • 00:16:56.438 --> 00:16:58.107
  • IT'S HARD. WHEN YOU HAVEPERMISSION TO GIVE UP
  • 00:16:58.107 --> 00:16:59.875
  • PERMISSION TO GIVE UPON IT. "JOEL, THE BANK
  • 00:16:59.875 --> 00:17:00.843
  • ON IT. "JOEL, THE BANKTOLD ME NO."
  • 00:17:00.843 --> 00:17:02.311
  • TOLD ME NO."OR YOU HAVE PERMISSION
  • 00:17:02.311 --> 00:17:03.345
  • OR YOU HAVE PERMISSIONTO WALK OUT OF A
  • 00:17:03.345 --> 00:17:05.047
  • TO WALK OUT OF ARELATIONSHIP. "ELIJAH
  • 00:17:05.047 --> 00:17:06.615
  • RELATIONSHIP. "ELIJAHSAID I COULD GO." BE AN
  • 00:17:06.615 --> 00:17:08.750
  • SAID I COULD GO." BE ANELISHA. STAY COMMITTED.
  • 00:17:08.750 --> 00:17:11.053
  • ELISHA. STAY COMMITTED.STAY LOYAL. STAY FAITHFUL.
  • 00:17:11.053 --> 00:17:12.488
  • STAY LOYAL. STAY FAITHFUL.IN THE SCRIPTURE, JOSEPH
  • 00:17:12.488 --> 00:17:13.689
  • IN THE SCRIPTURE, JOSEPHAND MARY WERE PLANNING
  • 00:17:13.689 --> 00:17:15.157
  • AND MARY WERE PLANNINGTHEIR WEDDING. IT WAS AN
  • 00:17:15.157 --> 00:17:17.159
  • THEIR WEDDING. IT WAS ANEXCITING TIME. I'M SURE
  • 00:17:17.159 --> 00:17:18.160
  • EXCITING TIME. I'M SURETHEIR FRIENDS AND FAMILY
  • 00:17:18.160 --> 00:17:19.428
  • THEIR FRIENDS AND FAMILYWERE SO HAPPY FOR THEM.
  • 00:17:19.428 --> 00:17:21.430
  • WERE SO HAPPY FOR THEM.LIFE WAS GOOD UNTIL GOD
  • 00:17:21.430 --> 00:17:23.098
  • LIFE WAS GOOD UNTIL GODINTERRUPTED THEIR PLANS.
  • 00:17:23.098 --> 00:17:24.933
  • INTERRUPTED THEIR PLANS.AN ANGEL APPEARED TO MARY
  • 00:17:24.933 --> 00:17:26.802
  • AN ANGEL APPEARED TO MARYAND TOLD HER SHE WAS GOING
  • 00:17:26.802 --> 00:17:28.437
  • AND TOLD HER SHE WAS GOINGTO HAVE A BABY WITHOUT
  • 00:17:28.437 --> 00:17:29.872
  • TO HAVE A BABY WITHOUTKNOWING A MAN. HE WOULD
  • 00:17:29.872 --> 00:17:31.640
  • KNOWING A MAN. HE WOULDBE THE SON OF GOD. WHILE
  • 00:17:31.640 --> 00:17:33.642
  • BE THE SON OF GOD. WHILESHE WAS EXCITED, SHE WASN'T
  • 00:17:33.642 --> 00:17:34.977
  • SHE WAS EXCITED, SHE WASN'TLOOKING FORWARD TO HAVING
  • 00:17:34.977 --> 00:17:36.345
  • LOOKING FORWARD TO HAVINGTHIS CONVERSATION WITH
  • 00:17:36.345 --> 00:17:38.080
  • THIS CONVERSATION WITHHER FIANCE. YOU CAN
  • 00:17:38.080 --> 00:17:39.481
  • HER FIANCE. YOU CANIMAGINE HOW THAT WENT.
  • 00:17:39.481 --> 00:17:40.649
  • IMAGINE HOW THAT WENT."JOSEPH, I HAVE SOME
  • 00:17:40.649 --> 00:17:41.984
  • "JOSEPH, I HAVE SOMEINTERESTING NEWS.
  • 00:17:41.984 --> 00:17:43.719
  • INTERESTING NEWS.I'M PREGNANT. I'M HAVING
  • 00:17:43.719 --> 00:17:45.053
  • I'M PREGNANT. I'M HAVINGA BABY. NO, IT'S NOT YOUR
  • 00:17:45.053 --> 00:17:46.555
  • A BABY. NO, IT'S NOT YOURCHILD. BUT DON'T WORRY,
  • 00:17:46.555 --> 00:17:48.223
  • CHILD. BUT DON'T WORRY,THE ANGEL SAID I'M GOING
  • 00:17:48.223 --> 00:17:49.191
  • THE ANGEL SAID I'M GOINGTO GIVE BIRTH TO THE
  • 00:17:49.191 --> 00:17:50.859
  • TO GIVE BIRTH TO THEMESSIAH." YOU CAN HEAR
  • 00:17:50.859 --> 00:17:51.793
  • MESSIAH." YOU CAN HEARJOSEPH SAYING, "YEAH
  • 00:17:51.793 --> 00:17:52.794
  • JOSEPH SAYING, "YEAHRIGHT, WHAT KIND OF ANGEL
  • 00:17:52.794 --> 00:17:55.964
  • RIGHT, WHAT KIND OF ANGELWAS THAT?" JOSEPH WAS AN
  • 00:17:55.964 --> 00:17:58.100
  • WAS THAT?" JOSEPH WAS ANHONORABLE, WELL-RESPECTED
  • 00:17:58.100 --> 00:17:59.735
  • HONORABLE, WELL-RESPECTEDMAN. AND BACK IN THOSE
  • 00:17:59.735 --> 00:18:01.470
  • MAN. AND BACK IN THOSEDAYS, ESPECIALLY, HAVING
  • 00:18:01.470 --> 00:18:03.338
  • DAYS, ESPECIALLY, HAVINGA BABY OUT OF WEDLOCK WAS
  • 00:18:03.338 --> 00:18:05.207
  • A BABY OUT OF WEDLOCK WASA BIG DISGRACE. THIS WAS
  • 00:18:05.207 --> 00:18:06.175
  • A BIG DISGRACE. THIS WASGOING TO MAKE HIM LOOK
  • 00:18:06.175 --> 00:18:07.509
  • GOING TO MAKE HIM LOOKBAD. SO HE WAS GOING TO
  • 00:18:07.509 --> 00:18:09.178
  • BAD. SO HE WAS GOING TOQUIETLY CALL THINGS OFF
  • 00:18:09.178 --> 00:18:11.513
  • QUIETLY CALL THINGS OFFAND NOT EMBARRASS MARY.
  • 00:18:11.513 --> 00:18:13.448
  • AND NOT EMBARRASS MARY.BUT AN ANGEL CAME TO HIM
  • 00:18:13.448 --> 00:18:14.750
  • BUT AN ANGEL CAME TO HIMAND SAID, "TAKE MARY AS
  • 00:18:14.750 --> 00:18:16.118
  • AND SAID, "TAKE MARY ASYOUR WIFE. EVERYTHING
  • 00:18:16.118 --> 00:18:17.186
  • YOUR WIFE. EVERYTHINGSHE'S TOLD YOU IS THE
  • 00:18:17.186 --> 00:18:18.854
  • SHE'S TOLD YOU IS THETRUTH." JOSEPH COULD HAVE
  • 00:18:18.854 --> 00:18:19.955
  • TRUTH." JOSEPH COULD HAVESAID, "THAT'S ALL FINE AND
  • 00:18:19.955 --> 00:18:21.557
  • SAID, "THAT'S ALL FINE ANDGOOD BUT I DIDN'T SIGN UP
  • 00:18:21.557 --> 00:18:23.025
  • GOOD BUT I DIDN'T SIGN UPFOR THIS. I DON'T WANT
  • 00:18:23.025 --> 00:18:24.693
  • FOR THIS. I DON'T WANTALL THIS CONTROVERSY.
  • 00:18:24.693 --> 00:18:25.627
  • ALL THIS CONTROVERSY.PEOPLE TARNISHING MY
  • 00:18:25.627 --> 00:18:27.496
  • PEOPLE TARNISHING MYREPUTATION, ALWAYS TALKING
  • 00:18:27.496 --> 00:18:28.764
  • REPUTATION, ALWAYS TALKINGBAD ABOUT ME."
  • 00:18:28.764 --> 00:18:30.332
  • BAD ABOUT ME."HE HAD PLENTY OF REASONS
  • 00:18:30.332 --> 00:18:32.568
  • HE HAD PLENTY OF REASONSTO BACK OUT, BUT JOSEPH
  • 00:18:32.568 --> 00:18:33.869
  • TO BACK OUT, BUT JOSEPHDID THE RIGHT THING WHEN
  • 00:18:33.869 --> 00:18:35.370
  • DID THE RIGHT THING WHENIT WAS HARD. HE WAS
  • 00:18:35.370 --> 00:18:38.006
  • IT WAS HARD. HE WASCOMMITTED. HE WAS LOYAL.
  • 00:18:38.006 --> 00:18:39.975
  • COMMITTED. HE WAS LOYAL.IN RELATIONSHIPS WITH YOUR
  • 00:18:39.975 --> 00:18:41.310
  • IN RELATIONSHIPS WITH YOURSPOUSE, YOUR CHILDREN,
  • 00:18:41.310 --> 00:18:42.811
  • SPOUSE, YOUR CHILDREN,YOUR FRIENDS; THERE MAY
  • 00:18:42.811 --> 00:18:44.746
  • YOUR FRIENDS; THERE MAYBE TIMES YOU HAVE A GOOD
  • 00:18:44.746 --> 00:18:46.949
  • BE TIMES YOU HAVE A GOODREASON TO GET OUT. THEY
  • 00:18:46.949 --> 00:18:48.450
  • REASON TO GET OUT. THEYDID THINGS TO HURT YOU.
  • 00:18:48.450 --> 00:18:49.384
  • DID THINGS TO HURT YOU.THEY DIDN'T PERFORM
  • 00:18:49.384 --> 00:18:50.352
  • THEY DIDN'T PERFORMPERFECTLY. THEY LET YOU
  • 00:18:50.352 --> 00:18:52.087
  • PERFECTLY. THEY LET YOUDOWN. YOU COULD JUSTIFY
  • 00:18:52.087 --> 00:18:54.022
  • DOWN. YOU COULD JUSTIFYWALKING AWAY. NOBODY WOULD
  • 00:18:54.022 --> 00:18:55.791
  • WALKING AWAY. NOBODY WOULDFAULT YOU BUT WHEN YOU'RE
  • 00:18:55.791 --> 00:18:57.492
  • FAULT YOU BUT WHEN YOU'REA JOSEPH, WHEN YOU'RE
  • 00:18:57.492 --> 00:19:00.062
  • A JOSEPH, WHEN YOU'RECOMMITTED, YOU SHOW MERCY,
  • 00:19:00.062 --> 00:19:01.964
  • COMMITTED, YOU SHOW MERCY,YOU GIVE SECOND CHANCES,
  • 00:19:01.964 --> 00:19:03.232
  • YOU GIVE SECOND CHANCES,YOU MAKE ALLOWANCES FOR
  • 00:19:03.232 --> 00:19:04.933
  • YOU MAKE ALLOWANCES FORMISTAKES. THEY MAY NOT
  • 00:19:04.933 --> 00:19:06.702
  • MISTAKES. THEY MAY NOTDESERVE IT. THEY'RE GUILTY.
  • 00:19:06.702 --> 00:19:08.804
  • DESERVE IT. THEY'RE GUILTY.BUT ONLY THE GUILTY NEED
  • 00:19:08.804 --> 00:19:09.738
  • BUT ONLY THE GUILTY NEEDMERCY.
  • 00:19:09.738 --> 00:19:10.706
  • MERCY.STAY COMMITTED TO YOUR
  • 00:19:10.706 --> 00:19:11.640
  • STAY COMMITTED TO YOURFAMILY. STAY COMMITTED
  • 00:19:11.640 --> 00:19:14.643
  • FAMILY. STAY COMMITTEDTO YOUR FRIENDS. BE SOMEONE
  • 00:19:14.643 --> 00:19:16.478
  • TO YOUR FRIENDS. BE SOMEONETHEY CAN COUNT ON. A TRUE
  • 00:19:16.478 --> 00:19:18.580
  • THEY CAN COUNT ON. A TRUEFRIEND WALKS IN WHEN
  • 00:19:18.580 --> 00:19:20.582
  • FRIEND WALKS IN WHENEVERYBODY ELSE WALKS OUT.
  • 00:19:20.582 --> 00:19:21.750
  • EVERYBODY ELSE WALKS OUT.A TRUE FRIEND WILL BE
  • 00:19:21.750 --> 00:19:23.218
  • A TRUE FRIEND WILL BETHERE FOR YOU NOT JUST
  • 00:19:23.218 --> 00:19:24.987
  • THERE FOR YOU NOT JUSTWHEN YOU SUCCEED BUT WHEN
  • 00:19:24.987 --> 00:19:25.887
  • WHEN YOU SUCCEED BUT WHENYOU FAIL.
  • 00:19:25.887 --> 00:19:27.422
  • YOU FAIL.AND I REALIZE THERE ARE
  • 00:19:27.422 --> 00:19:28.757
  • AND I REALIZE THERE ARETIMES THAT A RELATIONSHIP
  • 00:19:28.757 --> 00:19:30.092
  • TIMES THAT A RELATIONSHIPCOMES TO AN END. YOU HAVE
  • 00:19:30.092 --> 00:19:32.294
  • COMES TO AN END. YOU HAVETO MOVE ON. BUT DON'T LET
  • 00:19:32.294 --> 00:19:33.996
  • TO MOVE ON. BUT DON'T LETTHAT BE A PATTERN WHERE
  • 00:19:33.996 --> 00:19:35.597
  • THAT BE A PATTERN WHEREYOU BAIL OUT IF THEY'RE
  • 00:19:35.597 --> 00:19:36.598
  • YOU BAIL OUT IF THEY'RENOT MEETING ALL OF YOUR
  • 00:19:36.598 --> 00:19:37.766
  • NOT MEETING ALL OF YOURDEMANDS. IF THEY'RE NOT
  • 00:19:37.766 --> 00:19:38.700
  • DEMANDS. IF THEY'RE NOTLIVING UP TO YOUR
  • 00:19:38.700 --> 00:19:40.702
  • LIVING UP TO YOUREXPECTATIONS. PEOPLE MAKE
  • 00:19:40.702 --> 00:19:43.005
  • EXPECTATIONS. PEOPLE MAKEMISTAKES. GOOD PEOPLE CAN
  • 00:19:43.005 --> 00:19:44.873
  • MISTAKES. GOOD PEOPLE CANBLOW IT. PEOPLE THAT LOVE
  • 00:19:44.873 --> 00:19:46.942
  • BLOW IT. PEOPLE THAT LOVEYOU CAN LET YOU DOWN.
  • 00:19:46.942 --> 00:19:48.910
  • YOU CAN LET YOU DOWN.GOD REWARDS PEOPLE WHO
  • 00:19:48.910 --> 00:19:50.812
  • GOD REWARDS PEOPLE WHOARE CONSISTENT WHEN LIFE
  • 00:19:50.812 --> 00:19:52.614
  • ARE CONSISTENT WHEN LIFEIS COMPLICATED. PEOPLE
  • 00:19:52.614 --> 00:19:53.582
  • IS COMPLICATED. PEOPLETHAT WILL STICK WITH
  • 00:19:53.582 --> 00:19:55.017
  • THAT WILL STICK WITHSOMEONE WHEN THEY DON'T
  • 00:19:55.017 --> 00:19:56.585
  • SOMEONE WHEN THEY DON'TDESERVE IT. PEOPLE THAT
  • 00:19:56.585 --> 00:19:58.253
  • DESERVE IT. PEOPLE THATWILL BE THEIR BEST WHEN
  • 00:19:58.253 --> 00:19:59.688
  • WILL BE THEIR BEST WHENSOMEONE ELSE WAS AT THEIR
  • 00:19:59.688 --> 00:20:01.123
  • SOMEONE ELSE WAS AT THEIRWORST.
  • 00:20:01.123 --> 00:20:03.225
  • WORST.YEARS AGO, JIM BAKKER, THE
  • 00:20:03.225 --> 00:20:04.559
  • YEARS AGO, JIM BAKKER, THEFORMER HEAD OF THE PTL
  • 00:20:04.559 --> 00:20:06.228
  • FORMER HEAD OF THE PTLTELEVISION NETWORK WENT
  • 00:20:06.228 --> 00:20:07.629
  • TELEVISION NETWORK WENTTO PRISON FOR NOT HANDLING
  • 00:20:07.629 --> 00:20:08.864
  • TO PRISON FOR NOT HANDLINGTHINGS PROPERLY.
  • 00:20:08.864 --> 00:20:09.965
  • THINGS PROPERLY.HE ADMITTED HE MADE
  • 00:20:09.965 --> 00:20:11.667
  • HE ADMITTED HE MADEMISTAKES. IT WAS A BIG
  • 00:20:11.667 --> 00:20:13.802
  • MISTAKES. IT WAS A BIGSCANDAL ALL OVER THE NEWS.
  • 00:20:13.802 --> 00:20:14.803
  • SCANDAL ALL OVER THE NEWS.WHEN HE WAS ABOUT TO BE
  • 00:20:14.803 --> 00:20:16.672
  • WHEN HE WAS ABOUT TO BERELEASED FROM PRISON, OUR
  • 00:20:16.672 --> 00:20:18.473
  • RELEASED FROM PRISON, OURFRIEND, FRANKLIN GRAHAM,
  • 00:20:18.473 --> 00:20:19.875
  • FRIEND, FRANKLIN GRAHAM,BILLY GRAHAM'S SON,
  • 00:20:19.875 --> 00:20:21.443
  • BILLY GRAHAM'S SON,CONTACTED HIM AND SAID
  • 00:20:21.443 --> 00:20:22.611
  • CONTACTED HIM AND SAIDTHE GRAHAMS WANTED TO RENT
  • 00:20:22.611 --> 00:20:24.046
  • THE GRAHAMS WANTED TO RENTHIM A HOUSE AND PROVIDE
  • 00:20:24.046 --> 00:20:25.847
  • HIM A HOUSE AND PROVIDEHIM A CAR TO DRIVE.
  • 00:20:25.847 --> 00:20:26.948
  • HIM A CAR TO DRIVE.JIM BAKKER SAID, "FRANKLIN,
  • 00:20:26.948 --> 00:20:28.617
  • JIM BAKKER SAID, "FRANKLIN,YOU CAN'T DO THAT. I HAVE
  • 00:20:28.617 --> 00:20:30.052
  • YOU CAN'T DO THAT. I HAVETOO MUCH NEGATIVE BAGGAGE.
  • 00:20:30.052 --> 00:20:31.386
  • TOO MUCH NEGATIVE BAGGAGE.YOU CAN'T BE ASSOCIATED
  • 00:20:31.386 --> 00:20:32.421
  • YOU CAN'T BE ASSOCIATEDWITH ME. YOU'LL BE
  • 00:20:32.421 --> 00:20:34.222
  • WITH ME. YOU'LL BECRITICIZED." FRANKLIN
  • 00:20:34.222 --> 00:20:35.524
  • CRITICIZED." FRANKLINSAID, "JIM, YOU WERE OUR
  • 00:20:35.524 --> 00:20:37.025
  • SAID, "JIM, YOU WERE OURFRIEND BEFORE YOU WENT
  • 00:20:37.025 --> 00:20:38.427
  • FRIEND BEFORE YOU WENTTO PRISON AND YOU WILL BE
  • 00:20:38.427 --> 00:20:39.761
  • TO PRISON AND YOU WILL BEOUR FRIEND AFTERWARDS."
  • 00:20:39.761 --> 00:20:42.597
  • OUR FRIEND AFTERWARDS."THE FIRST SUNDAY HE WAS
  • 00:20:42.597 --> 00:20:45.033
  • THE FIRST SUNDAY HE WASOUT, RUTH GRAHAM, BILLY'S
  • 00:20:45.033 --> 00:20:46.735
  • OUT, RUTH GRAHAM, BILLY'SWIFE, CALLED THE HALFWAY
  • 00:20:46.735 --> 00:20:48.003
  • WIFE, CALLED THE HALFWAYHOUSE WHERE JIM WAS
  • 00:20:48.003 --> 00:20:49.771
  • HOUSE WHERE JIM WASSTAYING. SHE ASKED THE MAN
  • 00:20:49.771 --> 00:20:51.707
  • STAYING. SHE ASKED THE MANIN CHARGE FOR PERMISSION
  • 00:20:51.707 --> 00:20:53.008
  • IN CHARGE FOR PERMISSIONFOR JIM TO COME TO CHURCH
  • 00:20:53.008 --> 00:20:54.009
  • FOR JIM TO COME TO CHURCHWITH THEIR FAMILY THAT
  • 00:20:54.009 --> 00:20:55.844
  • WITH THEIR FAMILY THATSUNDAY. HE APPROVED.
  • 00:20:55.844 --> 00:20:57.279
  • SUNDAY. HE APPROVED.AS HE ARRIVED AT THE
  • 00:20:57.279 --> 00:20:58.814
  • AS HE ARRIVED AT THECHURCH, THEY TOOK JIM
  • 00:20:58.814 --> 00:21:00.182
  • CHURCH, THEY TOOK JIMDOWN TO THE FRONT ROW.
  • 00:21:00.182 --> 00:21:02.117
  • DOWN TO THE FRONT ROW.SAT HIM NEXT TO FRANKLIN.
  • 00:21:02.117 --> 00:21:03.418
  • SAT HIM NEXT TO FRANKLIN.THERE WERE 2 EMPTY SEATS
  • 00:21:03.418 --> 00:21:04.886
  • THERE WERE 2 EMPTY SEATSNEXT TO HIM. JIM DIDN'T
  • 00:21:04.886 --> 00:21:05.821
  • NEXT TO HIM. JIM DIDN'TKNOW WHO THEY WERE FOR.
  • 00:21:05.821 --> 00:21:06.988
  • KNOW WHO THEY WERE FOR.BUT RIGHT BEFORE THE
  • 00:21:06.988 --> 00:21:08.490
  • BUT RIGHT BEFORE THESERVICE STARTED, A SIDE
  • 00:21:08.490 --> 00:21:09.858
  • SERVICE STARTED, A SIDEDOOR OPENED. BILLY AND
  • 00:21:09.858 --> 00:21:10.792
  • DOOR OPENED. BILLY ANDRUTH GRAHAM CAME OUT
  • 00:21:10.792 --> 00:21:11.727
  • RUTH GRAHAM CAME OUTAND SAT DOWN RIGHT NEXT
  • 00:21:11.727 --> 00:21:13.362
  • AND SAT DOWN RIGHT NEXTTO HIM. BILLY GRAHAM WAS
  • 00:21:13.362 --> 00:21:15.163
  • TO HIM. BILLY GRAHAM WASSAYING TO HIS FRIEND JIM,
  • 00:21:15.163 --> 00:21:16.932
  • SAYING TO HIS FRIEND JIM,"I'M COMMITTED TO YOU.
  • 00:21:16.932 --> 00:21:18.200
  • "I'M COMMITTED TO YOU.YOU CAN COUNT ON ME.
  • 00:21:18.200 --> 00:21:19.134
  • YOU CAN COUNT ON ME.I'LL BE WITH YOU IN THE
  • 00:21:19.134 --> 00:21:20.235
  • I'LL BE WITH YOU IN THEGOOD TIMES AND I'LL BE
  • 00:21:20.235 --> 00:21:21.203
  • GOOD TIMES AND I'LL BEWITH YOU IN THE TOUGH
  • 00:21:21.203 --> 00:21:22.137
  • WITH YOU IN THE TOUGHTIMES." (APPLAUSE)
  • 00:21:22.137 --> 00:21:24.005
  • TIMES." (APPLAUSE)YOU CAN TELL WHO YOUR
  • 00:21:24.005 --> 00:21:25.774
  • YOU CAN TELL WHO YOURTRUE FRIENDS ARE NOT WHEN
  • 00:21:25.774 --> 00:21:27.476
  • TRUE FRIENDS ARE NOT WHENEVERYTHING'S GOING GREAT,
  • 00:21:27.476 --> 00:21:29.111
  • EVERYTHING'S GOING GREAT,NOT WHEN YOU SUCCEED, BUT
  • 00:21:29.111 --> 00:21:30.445
  • NOT WHEN YOU SUCCEED, BUTWHEN YOU FAIL, WHEN YOU
  • 00:21:30.445 --> 00:21:31.780
  • WHEN YOU FAIL, WHEN YOUGET OFF COURSE.
  • 00:21:31.780 --> 00:21:33.415
  • GET OFF COURSE.I'M ASKING YOU TO BE A
  • 00:21:33.415 --> 00:21:35.484
  • I'M ASKING YOU TO BE ALOYAL PERSON. STAY
  • 00:21:35.484 --> 00:21:37.018
  • LOYAL PERSON. STAYCOMMITTED TO THE PEOPLE
  • 00:21:37.018 --> 00:21:38.787
  • COMMITTED TO THE PEOPLEGOD'S PUT IN YOUR LIFE.
  • 00:21:38.787 --> 00:21:39.721
  • GOD'S PUT IN YOUR LIFE.THEY'RE GOING TO MAKE
  • 00:21:39.721 --> 00:21:40.756
  • THEY'RE GOING TO MAKEMISTAKES. THEY'RE GOING
  • 00:21:40.756 --> 00:21:41.723
  • MISTAKES. THEY'RE GOINGTO DO THINGS YOU DON'T
  • 00:21:41.723 --> 00:21:43.125
  • TO DO THINGS YOU DON'TUNDERSTAND. THEY DON'T
  • 00:21:43.125 --> 00:21:44.626
  • UNDERSTAND. THEY DON'TNEED ANOTHER JUDGE
  • 00:21:44.626 --> 00:21:46.094
  • NEED ANOTHER JUDGECONDEMNING THEM. THEY
  • 00:21:46.094 --> 00:21:47.295
  • CONDEMNING THEM. THEYDON'T NEED MORE GUILT AND
  • 00:21:47.295 --> 00:21:48.497
  • DON'T NEED MORE GUILT ANDSHAME. THEY'VE GOT ENOUGH
  • 00:21:48.497 --> 00:21:50.298
  • SHAME. THEY'VE GOT ENOUGHOF THAT. YOU CAN HELP LOVE
  • 00:21:50.298 --> 00:21:52.167
  • OF THAT. YOU CAN HELP LOVETHEM BACK INTO WHOLENESS.
  • 00:21:52.167 --> 00:21:53.368
  • THEM BACK INTO WHOLENESS.YOU CAN BE THE FRIEND THAT
  • 00:21:53.368 --> 00:21:55.036
  • YOU CAN BE THE FRIEND THATWALKS IN WHEN EVERYBODY
  • 00:21:55.036 --> 00:21:55.971
  • WALKS IN WHEN EVERYBODYELSE WALKS OUT.
  • 00:21:55.971 --> 00:21:58.106
  • ELSE WALKS OUT.WHEN YOU'RE COMMITTED,
  • 00:21:58.106 --> 00:21:59.408
  • WHEN YOU'RE COMMITTED,WHEN YOU'RE LOYAL, IT
  • 00:21:59.408 --> 00:22:00.342
  • WHEN YOU'RE LOYAL, ITDOESN'T MEAN YOU'RE
  • 00:22:00.342 --> 00:22:02.177
  • DOESN'T MEAN YOU'REAPPROVING THEIR ACTIONS,
  • 00:22:02.177 --> 00:22:03.578
  • APPROVING THEIR ACTIONS,YOU'RE SIMPLY SHOWING THEM
  • 00:22:03.578 --> 00:22:05.180
  • YOU'RE SIMPLY SHOWING THEMTHE MERCY THAT YOU WOULD
  • 00:22:05.180 --> 00:22:06.948
  • THE MERCY THAT YOU WOULDWANT GOD TO SHOW YOU.
  • 00:22:06.948 --> 00:22:08.283
  • WANT GOD TO SHOW YOU.YOU'RE BEING A HEALER,
  • 00:22:08.283 --> 00:22:09.985
  • YOU'RE BEING A HEALER,A RESTORER. THEY HAVE
  • 00:22:09.985 --> 00:22:11.286
  • A RESTORER. THEY HAVEENOUGH THINGS PUSHING THEM
  • 00:22:11.286 --> 00:22:12.954
  • ENOUGH THINGS PUSHING THEMDOWN, LET'S BE PEOPLE THAT
  • 00:22:12.954 --> 00:22:15.223
  • DOWN, LET'S BE PEOPLE THATLIFT THEM UP. TOO MANY
  • 00:22:15.223 --> 00:22:16.324
  • LIFT THEM UP. TOO MANYPEOPLE TODAY, THEY'RE
  • 00:22:16.324 --> 00:22:17.893
  • PEOPLE TODAY, THEY'REFAIR-WEATHERED FRIENDS.
  • 00:22:17.893 --> 00:22:18.827
  • FAIR-WEATHERED FRIENDS.THEY'LL LOVE YOU IN THE
  • 00:22:18.827 --> 00:22:20.262
  • THEY'LL LOVE YOU IN THEGOOD TIMES AND WALK AWAY
  • 00:22:20.262 --> 00:22:21.596
  • GOOD TIMES AND WALK AWAYIN THE TOUGH TIMES.
  • 00:22:21.596 --> 00:22:23.098
  • IN THE TOUGH TIMES.OUR ATTITUDE SHOULD BE,
  • 00:22:23.098 --> 00:22:24.800
  • OUR ATTITUDE SHOULD BE,"YOU CAN COUNT ON ME.
  • 00:22:24.800 --> 00:22:26.134
  • "YOU CAN COUNT ON ME.I'M COMMITTED TO LOVING
  • 00:22:26.134 --> 00:22:27.602
  • I'M COMMITTED TO LOVINGYOU. I'M COMMITTED TO
  • 00:22:27.602 --> 00:22:28.837
  • YOU. I'M COMMITTED TOBEING GOOD TO YOU. I'M
  • 00:22:28.837 --> 00:22:30.105
  • BEING GOOD TO YOU. I'MCOMMITTED TO DEFENDING
  • 00:22:30.105 --> 00:22:31.173
  • COMMITTED TO DEFENDINGYOU."
  • 00:22:31.173 --> 00:22:32.574
  • YOU."THERE ARE RELATIONSHIPS
  • 00:22:32.574 --> 00:22:33.875
  • THERE ARE RELATIONSHIPSTHAT WOULD GO TO A NEW
  • 00:22:33.875 --> 00:22:35.544
  • THAT WOULD GO TO A NEWLEVEL IF YOU WOULD QUIT
  • 00:22:35.544 --> 00:22:37.012
  • LEVEL IF YOU WOULD QUITBASING YOUR COMMITMENT ON
  • 00:22:37.012 --> 00:22:38.980
  • BASING YOUR COMMITMENT ONSOMEBODY'S PERFORMANCE AND
  • 00:22:38.980 --> 00:22:40.549
  • SOMEBODY'S PERFORMANCE ANDLET THEM KNOW YOU'RE IN IT
  • 00:22:40.549 --> 00:22:42.117
  • LET THEM KNOW YOU'RE IN ITFOR THE LONG HAUL, THROUGH
  • 00:22:42.117 --> 00:22:43.351
  • FOR THE LONG HAUL, THROUGHTHICK AND THIN, THROUGH
  • 00:22:43.351 --> 00:22:44.519
  • THICK AND THIN, THROUGHTHE GOOD TIMES AND THE
  • 00:22:44.519 --> 00:22:45.887
  • THE GOOD TIMES AND THETOUGH TIMES. THAT TAKES
  • 00:22:45.887 --> 00:22:47.155
  • TOUGH TIMES. THAT TAKESTHE PRESSURE OFF.
  • 00:22:47.155 --> 00:22:48.857
  • THE PRESSURE OFF.THERE'S A FREEDOM, A
  • 00:22:48.857 --> 00:22:50.025
  • THERE'S A FREEDOM, ASECURITY, WHEN THEY KNOW
  • 00:22:50.025 --> 00:22:51.760
  • SECURITY, WHEN THEY KNOWBEYOND A SHADOW OF A DOUBT
  • 00:22:51.760 --> 00:22:53.395
  • BEYOND A SHADOW OF A DOUBTTHAT YOU ARE FOR THEM.
  • 00:22:53.395 --> 00:22:54.863
  • THAT YOU ARE FOR THEM.I READ ABOUT TWO YOUNG MEN
  • 00:22:54.863 --> 00:22:56.565
  • I READ ABOUT TWO YOUNG MENNAMED JIM AND PHILLIP.
  • 00:22:56.565 --> 00:22:57.499
  • NAMED JIM AND PHILLIP.THEY WERE BEST FRIENDS IN
  • 00:22:57.499 --> 00:22:59.134
  • THEY WERE BEST FRIENDS INHIGH SCHOOL, PRACTICALLY
  • 00:22:59.134 --> 00:23:00.836
  • HIGH SCHOOL, PRACTICALLYINSEPARABLE. THEY WENT
  • 00:23:00.836 --> 00:23:01.770
  • INSEPARABLE. THEY WENTTO COLLEGE AND PLAYED
  • 00:23:01.770 --> 00:23:03.338
  • TO COLLEGE AND PLAYEDSPORTS TOGETHER. AFTER
  • 00:23:03.338 --> 00:23:04.739
  • SPORTS TOGETHER. AFTERTHEY GRADUATED, THEY BOTH
  • 00:23:04.739 --> 00:23:06.274
  • THEY GRADUATED, THEY BOTHJOINED THE MARINES.
  • 00:23:06.274 --> 00:23:07.209
  • JOINED THE MARINES.ONE DAY THEY WERE IN
  • 00:23:07.209 --> 00:23:09.578
  • ONE DAY THEY WERE INGERMANY ON A BATTLE FIELD
  • 00:23:09.578 --> 00:23:10.712
  • GERMANY ON A BATTLE FIELDIN THE MIDST OF THIS VERY
  • 00:23:10.712 --> 00:23:12.581
  • IN THE MIDST OF THIS VERYFIERCE BATTLE. GUNFIRE WAS
  • 00:23:12.581 --> 00:23:13.849
  • FIERCE BATTLE. GUNFIRE WASGOING EVERYWHERE. BOMBS
  • 00:23:13.849 --> 00:23:15.083
  • GOING EVERYWHERE. BOMBSWERE GOING OFF. THEY
  • 00:23:15.083 --> 00:23:16.585
  • WERE GOING OFF. THEYFINALLY HEARD THE COMMAND
  • 00:23:16.585 --> 00:23:18.253
  • FINALLY HEARD THE COMMANDTO RETREAT. AS THEY WERE
  • 00:23:18.253 --> 00:23:19.921
  • TO RETREAT. AS THEY WERERUNNING BACK, JIM NOTICED
  • 00:23:19.921 --> 00:23:21.957
  • RUNNING BACK, JIM NOTICEDTHAT PHILLIP WASN'T AROUND
  • 00:23:21.957 --> 00:23:23.558
  • THAT PHILLIP WASN'T AROUNDWITH THEM. HE BEGAN TO
  • 00:23:23.558 --> 00:23:24.926
  • WITH THEM. HE BEGAN TOPANIC. HE RUSHED TO THE
  • 00:23:24.926 --> 00:23:26.495
  • PANIC. HE RUSHED TO THECOMMANDING OFFICER AND
  • 00:23:26.495 --> 00:23:27.562
  • COMMANDING OFFICER ANDASKED FOR PERMISSION TO
  • 00:23:27.562 --> 00:23:28.897
  • ASKED FOR PERMISSION TOGO BACK AND LOOK FOR HIS
  • 00:23:28.897 --> 00:23:31.066
  • GO BACK AND LOOK FOR HISFRIEND. THE OFFICER SAID,
  • 00:23:31.066 --> 00:23:32.734
  • FRIEND. THE OFFICER SAID,"ARE YOU CRAZY? THAT WOULD
  • 00:23:32.734 --> 00:23:34.202
  • "ARE YOU CRAZY? THAT WOULDBE COMMITTING SUICIDE.
  • 00:23:34.202 --> 00:23:35.136
  • BE COMMITTING SUICIDE.YOU DON'T HAVE A CHANCE
  • 00:23:35.136 --> 00:23:36.104
  • YOU DON'T HAVE A CHANCETO GO BACK IN ALL THAT
  • 00:23:36.104 --> 00:23:37.038
  • TO GO BACK IN ALL THATGUNFIRE."
  • 00:23:37.038 --> 00:23:38.273
  • GUNFIRE."WITHOUT MISSING A BEAT, HE
  • 00:23:38.273 --> 00:23:39.774
  • WITHOUT MISSING A BEAT, HETURNED AROUND AND TOOK OFF
  • 00:23:39.774 --> 00:23:41.142
  • TURNED AROUND AND TOOK OFFRUNNING, DEFYING HIS
  • 00:23:41.142 --> 00:23:42.277
  • RUNNING, DEFYING HISORDERS.
  • 00:23:42.277 --> 00:23:43.712
  • ORDERS.IN A FEW MINUTES, THE
  • 00:23:43.712 --> 00:23:45.447
  • IN A FEW MINUTES, THEOFFICE SAW HIM HOBBLING
  • 00:23:45.447 --> 00:23:47.148
  • OFFICE SAW HIM HOBBLINGBACK CARRYING THE LIFELESS
  • 00:23:47.148 --> 00:23:48.850
  • BACK CARRYING THE LIFELESSBODY OF HIS FRIEND.
  • 00:23:48.850 --> 00:23:50.585
  • BODY OF HIS FRIEND.THE OFFICER SCREAMED AT
  • 00:23:50.585 --> 00:23:51.720
  • THE OFFICER SCREAMED ATHIM, "YOU COULD HAVE BEEN
  • 00:23:51.720 --> 00:23:53.488
  • HIM, "YOU COULD HAVE BEENKILLED. I TOLD YOU NOT TO
  • 00:23:53.488 --> 00:23:55.557
  • KILLED. I TOLD YOU NOT TOGO. I KNEW YOUR FRIEND WAS
  • 00:23:55.557 --> 00:23:57.325
  • GO. I KNEW YOUR FRIEND WASALREADY DEAD." HE SAID,
  • 00:23:57.325 --> 00:23:58.960
  • ALREADY DEAD." HE SAID,"NO SIR, I GOT THERE JUST
  • 00:23:58.960 --> 00:24:00.829
  • "NO SIR, I GOT THERE JUSTBEFORE HE DIED. HIS LAST
  • 00:24:00.829 --> 00:24:02.497
  • BEFORE HE DIED. HIS LASTWORDS WERE, "I KNEW YOU'D
  • 00:24:02.497 --> 00:24:05.133
  • WORDS WERE, "I KNEW YOU'DCOME BACK."" THAT'S WHAT
  • 00:24:05.133 --> 00:24:07.068
  • COME BACK."" THAT'S WHATI WANT OUR FRIENDS, OUR
  • 00:24:07.068 --> 00:24:08.904
  • I WANT OUR FRIENDS, OURFAMILY, TO SAY ABOUT US.
  • 00:24:08.904 --> 00:24:11.206
  • FAMILY, TO SAY ABOUT US.I KNEW YOU'D COME BACK.
  • 00:24:11.206 --> 00:24:12.607
  • I KNEW YOU'D COME BACK.YOU WERE COMMITTED.
  • 00:24:12.607 --> 00:24:14.242
  • YOU WERE COMMITTED.YOU WERE LOYAL. YOU WERE
  • 00:24:14.242 --> 00:24:16.344
  • YOU WERE LOYAL. YOU WERESOMEBODY I COULD COUNT ON.
  • 00:24:16.344 --> 00:24:17.913
  • SOMEBODY I COULD COUNT ON.IS THERE SOME AREA YOU'RE
  • 00:24:17.913 --> 00:24:19.714
  • IS THERE SOME AREA YOU'RETEMPTED TO GIVE UP IN.
  • 00:24:19.714 --> 00:24:21.049
  • TEMPTED TO GIVE UP IN.OR MAYBE JUST SLACK OFF,
  • 00:24:21.049 --> 00:24:22.384
  • OR MAYBE JUST SLACK OFF,NOT BE YOUR BEST.
  • 00:24:22.384 --> 00:24:23.585
  • NOT BE YOUR BEST.GOD IS SAYING, "STAY
  • 00:24:23.585 --> 00:24:25.587
  • GOD IS SAYING, "STAYCOMMITTED. KEEP DOING THE
  • 00:24:25.587 --> 00:24:26.721
  • COMMITTED. KEEP DOING THERIGHT THING."
  • 00:24:26.721 --> 00:24:28.390
  • RIGHT THING."YOU CAN'T SEE IT BUT UP IN
  • 00:24:28.390 --> 00:24:29.724
  • YOU CAN'T SEE IT BUT UP INFRONT OF YOU IS A DOUBLE
  • 00:24:29.724 --> 00:24:31.660
  • FRONT OF YOU IS A DOUBLEPORTION. THERE'S SOMETHING
  • 00:24:31.660 --> 00:24:33.395
  • PORTION. THERE'S SOMETHINGMORE REWARDING THAT YOU
  • 00:24:33.395 --> 00:24:35.130
  • MORE REWARDING THAT YOUCAN IMAGINE. AND YES, IT
  • 00:24:35.130 --> 00:24:36.565
  • CAN IMAGINE. AND YES, ITMAY BE DIFFICULT BUT YOU
  • 00:24:36.565 --> 00:24:38.466
  • MAY BE DIFFICULT BUT YOUARE WELL ABLE. MAKE UP
  • 00:24:38.466 --> 00:24:39.768
  • ARE WELL ABLE. MAKE UPYOUR MIND YOU ARE IN IT
  • 00:24:39.768 --> 00:24:41.236
  • YOUR MIND YOU ARE IN ITFOR THE LONG HAUL.
  • 00:24:41.236 --> 00:24:43.071
  • FOR THE LONG HAUL.BE STUBBORN WHEN IT COMES
  • 00:24:43.071 --> 00:24:44.439
  • BE STUBBORN WHEN IT COMESTO NOT GIVING UP.
  • 00:24:44.439 --> 00:24:46.141
  • TO NOT GIVING UP.IF YOU'LL DO THIS, I
  • 00:24:46.141 --> 00:24:47.475
  • IF YOU'LL DO THIS, IBELIEVE AND DECLARE LIKE
  • 00:24:47.475 --> 00:24:48.810
  • BELIEVE AND DECLARE LIKEELISHA, YOU'RE GOING TO
  • 00:24:48.810 --> 00:24:50.645
  • ELISHA, YOU'RE GOING TOSEE DOUBLE FAVOR, DOUBLE
  • 00:24:50.645 --> 00:24:52.047
  • SEE DOUBLE FAVOR, DOUBLEHONOR, DOUBLE RESOURCES.
  • 00:24:52.047 --> 00:24:53.582
  • HONOR, DOUBLE RESOURCES.GOD'S GOING TO OPEN DOORS
  • 00:24:53.582 --> 00:24:55.216
  • GOD'S GOING TO OPEN DOORSNO MAN CAN SHUT AND TAKE
  • 00:24:55.216 --> 00:24:57.052
  • NO MAN CAN SHUT AND TAKEYOU TO THE FULLNESS OF
  • 00:24:57.052 --> 00:24:58.520
  • YOU TO THE FULLNESS OFYOUR DESTINY IN JESUS'
  • 00:24:58.520 --> 00:25:00.021
  • YOUR DESTINY IN JESUS'NAME. IF YOU RECEIVE IT
  • 00:25:00.021 --> 00:25:01.022
  • NAME. IF YOU RECEIVE ITCAN YOU SAY AMEN TODAY?
  • 00:25:01.022 --> 00:25:04.125
  • CAN YOU SAY AMEN TODAY?I'D LIKE TO GIVE YOU AN
  • 00:25:04.125 --> 00:25:05.927
  • I'D LIKE TO GIVE YOU ANOPPORTUNITY TO MAKE JESUS
  • 00:25:05.927 --> 00:25:07.228
  • OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE JESUSTHE LORD OF YOUR LIFE.
  • 00:25:07.228 --> 00:25:08.730
  • THE LORD OF YOUR LIFE.WOULD YOU PRAY WITH ME?
  • 00:25:08.730 --> 00:25:11.366
  • WOULD YOU PRAY WITH ME?JUST SAY, "LORD JESUS,
  • 00:25:11.366 --> 00:25:13.735
  • JUST SAY, "LORD JESUS,I REPENT OF MY SINS.
  • 00:25:13.735 --> 00:25:15.770
  • I REPENT OF MY SINS.COME INTO MY HEART.
  • 00:25:15.770 --> 00:25:17.005
  • COME INTO MY HEART.I MAKE YOU MY LORD AND
  • 00:25:17.005 --> 00:25:17.939
  • I MAKE YOU MY LORD ANDSAVIOR."
  • 00:25:17.939 --> 00:25:19.874
  • SAVIOR."IF YOU PRAYED THAT SIMPLE
  • 00:25:19.874 --> 00:25:21.276
  • IF YOU PRAYED THAT SIMPLEPRAYER, WE BELIEVE YOU GOT
  • 00:25:21.276 --> 00:25:22.978
  • PRAYER, WE BELIEVE YOU GOTBORN AGAIN. GET IN A GOOD
  • 00:25:22.978 --> 00:25:24.346
  • BORN AGAIN. GET IN A GOODBIBLE BASED CHURCH.
  • 00:25:24.346 --> 00:25:26.014
  • BIBLE BASED CHURCH.KEEP GOD FIRST PLACE.
  • 00:25:26.014 --> 00:25:26.982
  • KEEP GOD FIRST PLACE.VICTORIA AND I WILL BE
  • 00:25:26.982 --> 00:25:28.249
  • VICTORIA AND I WILL BERIGHT BACK TO SPEAK A
  • 00:25:28.249 --> 00:25:30.118
  • .
  • 00:25:30.752 --> 00:25:31.786
  • .>ANNCR: THIS DECEMBER, AS A
  • 00:25:31.786 --> 00:25:32.821
  • >ANNCR: THIS DECEMBER, AS ATHANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT
  • 00:25:32.821 --> 00:25:34.255
  • THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORTOF OUR MINISTRY, JOEL AND
  • 00:25:34.255 --> 00:25:35.523
  • OF OUR MINISTRY, JOEL ANDVICTORIA WOULD LIKE TO SEND
  • 00:25:35.523 --> 00:25:36.825
  • SERIES, "TRUSTING GOD EVEN
  • 00:25:38.960 --> 00:25:41.162
  • SERIES, "TRUSTING GOD EVENWHEN YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND".
  • 00:25:41.162 --> 00:25:42.297
  • THROUGH, THIS SERIES WILL
  • 00:25:43.665 --> 00:25:44.899
  • THROUGH, THIS SERIES WILLCHALLENGE YOU TO KEEP YOUR
  • 00:25:44.899 --> 00:25:46.301
  • CHALLENGE YOU TO KEEP YOUREYES ON GOD'S WORD AND HIS
  • 00:25:46.301 --> 00:25:48.236
  • EYES ON GOD'S WORD AND HISPROMISES.
  • 00:25:48.236 --> 00:25:49.004
  • PROMISES.>VICTORIA: GOD HAS A BRIGHT
  • 00:25:49.004 --> 00:25:50.405
  • >VICTORIA: GOD HAS A BRIGHTFUTURE IN STORE FOR YOU.
  • 00:25:50.405 --> 00:25:51.740
  • FUTURE IN STORE FOR YOU.BUT ALONG THE WAY, THERE
  • 00:25:51.740 --> 00:25:52.774
  • BUT ALONG THE WAY, THEREWILL BE THINGS YOU DON'T
  • 00:25:52.774 --> 00:25:54.109
  • WILL BE THINGS YOU DON'TUNDERSTAND.
  • 00:25:54.109 --> 00:25:55.410
  • UNDERSTAND.IT'S EASY TO GET DISCOURAGED
  • 00:25:55.410 --> 00:25:56.511
  • IT'S EASY TO GET DISCOURAGEDBUT GOD IS WORKING BEHIND
  • 00:25:56.511 --> 00:25:57.545
  • BUT GOD IS WORKING BEHINDTHE SCENES.
  • 00:25:57.545 --> 00:25:58.380
  • THE SCENES.HE'S GOING TO CONNECT THE
  • 00:25:58.380 --> 00:25:59.881
  • HE'S GOING TO CONNECT THEDOTS AND MAKE IT ALL WORK
  • 00:25:59.881 --> 00:26:01.182
  • DOTS AND MAKE IT ALL WORKOUT FOR YOUR GOOD.
  • 00:26:01.182 --> 00:26:01.916
  • OUT FOR YOUR GOOD.>JOEL: IT MAY NOT MAKE SENSE
  • 00:26:01.916 --> 00:26:03.084
  • >JOEL: IT MAY NOT MAKE SENSEYET, BUT ONE DAY YOU'RE
  • 00:26:03.084 --> 00:26:04.252
  • YET, BUT ONE DAY YOU'REGOING TO SEE WHAT GOD WAS
  • 00:26:04.252 --> 00:26:05.887
  • GOING TO SEE WHAT GOD WASUP TO. REQUEST THIS RESOURCE.
  • 00:26:05.887 --> 00:26:07.222
  • UP TO. REQUEST THIS RESOURCE.IT WILL HELP YOU TO STAY IN
  • 00:26:07.222 --> 00:26:08.456
  • IT WILL HELP YOU TO STAY INFAITH AND BELIEVE FOR THE
  • 00:26:08.456 --> 00:26:09.891
  • FAITH AND BELIEVE FOR THEBRIGHT FUTURE THAT BELONGS
  • 00:26:09.891 --> 00:26:11.593
  • >ANNCR: REQUEST YOUR COPY OF
  • 00:26:12.360 --> 00:26:13.595
  • >ANNCR: REQUEST YOUR COPY OF"TRUSTING GOD EVEN WHEN YOU
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  • "TRUSTING GOD EVEN WHEN YOUDON'T UNDERSTAND" TODAY AT
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  • >JOEL: YOUR SUPPORT ISMAKING A DIFFERENCE AROUND
  • 00:26:24.272 --> 00:26:25.540
  • MAKING A DIFFERENCE AROUNDTHE WORLD. THANK YOU SO MUCH
  • 00:26:25.540 --> 00:26:26.775
  • THE WORLD. THANK YOU SO MUCHFOR YOUR PRAYER, YOUR
  • 00:26:26.775 --> 00:26:28.410
  • FOR YOUR PRAYER, YOURGENEROSITY. YOU ARE HELPING
  • 00:26:28.410 --> 00:26:30.211
  • GENEROSITY. YOU ARE HELPINGTO CHANGE PEOPLES LIVES.
  • 00:26:30.211 --> 00:26:30.945
  • TO CHANGE PEOPLES LIVES.AND A SPECIAL THANK YOU
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  • BOOK. IT'S CALLED,
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  • BOOK. IT'S CALLED,"EMPTY OUT THE NEGATIVE".
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  • "EMPTY OUT THE NEGATIVE".IT WILL HELP YOU LIVE FROM
  • 00:26:40.655 --> 00:26:41.956
  • IT WILL HELP YOU LIVE FROMA PLACE OF FAITH, A PLACE
  • 00:26:41.956 --> 00:26:43.124
  • A PLACE OF FAITH, A PLACEOF TRUST.
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  • OF TRUST.I HOPE YOU'LL PICK UP A COPY
  • 00:26:43.692 --> 00:26:45.960
  • I HOPE YOU'LL PICK UP A COPYFOR YOU AND A FRIEND.
  • 00:26:45.960 --> 00:26:46.761
  • FOR YOU AND A FRIEND.AND DON'T FORGET ABOUT THE
  • 00:26:46.761 --> 00:26:48.463
  • AND DON'T FORGET ABOUT THEINSPIRATION CUBE.
  • 00:26:48.463 --> 00:26:49.197
  • INSPIRATION CUBE.WE'RE GETTING SO MANY GREAT
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  • WE'RE GETTING SO MANY GREATREPORTS. IT HAS OVER 400
  • 00:26:50.699 --> 00:26:52.801
  • REPORTS. IT HAS OVER 400OF MY MESSAGES ON IT,
  • 00:26:52.801 --> 00:26:54.302
  • OF MY MESSAGES ON IT,31 DECLARATIONS, ONE FOR
  • 00:26:54.302 --> 00:26:56.504
  • 31 DECLARATIONS, ONE FOREACH DAY OF THE MONTH.
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  • EACH DAY OF THE MONTH.IT WILL BE A GREAT BLESSING
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  • IT WILL BE A GREAT BLESSINGTO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.
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  • YOU AND YOUR FAMILY A VERY
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  • YOU AND YOUR FAMILY A VERYMERRY CHRISTMAS.
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  • MERRY CHRISTMAS.WE ARE PRAYING THAT YOU'RE
  • 00:27:04.379 --> 00:27:05.380
  • WE ARE PRAYING THAT YOU'REGOING TO HAVE A GREAT
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  • GOING TO HAVE A GREATCHRISTMAS SEASON AND THAT
  • 00:27:06.414 --> 00:27:08.116
  • CHRISTMAS SEASON AND THATYOU'RE GOING TO FINISH 2020
  • 00:27:08.116 --> 00:27:09.284
  • YOU'RE GOING TO FINISH 2020STRONG.
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  • STRONG.UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN, MAY THE
  • 00:27:10.552 --> 00:27:12.253
  • 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
  • 00:27:13.788 --> 00:27:15.390
  • MAY HE SHOW YOU HIS FAVORAND HAVE MERCY ON YOU.
  • 00:27:15.390 --> 00:27:16.591
  • AND HAVE MERCY ON YOU.MAY HE WATCH OVER YOU AND
  • 00:27:16.591 --> 00:27:19.761
  • > ANNCR: STAY CONNECTED
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  • > ANNCR: STAY CONNECTEDWITH US ON SOCIAL MEDIA BY
  • 00:27:21.763 --> 00:27:23.465
  • WITH US ON SOCIAL MEDIA BYFOLLOWING JOEL OSTEEN TODAY.
  • 00:27:23.465 --> 00:27:23.998
  • FOLLOWING JOEL OSTEEN TODAY..
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