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The Weight of Glory

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December 13, 2020
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  • YOUR HOMES TODAY.
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  • YOUR HOMES TODAY.I HOPE YOU'LL STAY CONNECTED
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  • I HOPE YOU'LL STAY CONNECTEDWITH US THROUGHOUT THE WEEK.
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  • ANYTIME; OR, OF COURSE,YOU CAN FOLLOW US ON
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  • YOU CAN FOLLOW US ONSOCIAL MEDIA. WE WANT
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  • SOCIAL MEDIA. WE WANTTO KEEP YOU ENCOURAGED
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  • TO KEEP YOU ENCOURAGEDAND INSPIRED, BUT THANKS
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  • AND INSPIRED, BUT THANKSFOR TUNING IN TODAY.
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  • FOR TUNING IN TODAY.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
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  • I HEARD ABOUT THISARCHEOLOGIST IN NEW YORK.
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  • ARCHEOLOGIST IN NEW YORK.HE DUG DOWN TEN FEET AND
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  • HE DUG DOWN TEN FEET ANDFOUND TRACES OF COPPER
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  • FOUND TRACES OF COPPERWIRING DATING BACK 100
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  • WIRING DATING BACK 100YEARS. HE CONCLUDED NEW
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  • YEARS. HE CONCLUDED NEWYORKERS HAD A TELEPHONE
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  • YORKERS HAD A TELEPHONENETWORK OVER A HUNDRED
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  • NETWORK OVER A HUNDREDYEARS AGO.
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  • YEARS AGO.NOT TO BE OUTDONE, AN
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  • NOT TO BE OUTDONE, ANARCHEOLOGIST FROM
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  • ARCHEOLOGIST FROMCALIFORNIA DUG DOWN TWENTY
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  • CALIFORNIA DUG DOWN TWENTYFEET AND FOUND COPPER
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  • FEET AND FOUND COPPERWIRING DATING BACK 200
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  • WIRING DATING BACK 200YEARS. HE CONCLUDED
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  • YEARS. HE CONCLUDEDCALIFORNIANS HAD A MASSIVE
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  • CALIFORNIANS HAD A MASSIVECOMMUNICATION NETWORK
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  • COMMUNICATION NETWORKA HUNDRED YEARS EARLIER
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  • A HUNDRED YEARS EARLIERTHAN NEW YORKERS.
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  • THAN NEW YORKERS.UPON HEARING THIS, BUBBA
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  • UPON HEARING THIS, BUBBAFROM TEXAS DUG DOWN THIRTY
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  • FROM TEXAS DUG DOWN THIRTYFEET ON HIS FARM AND FOUND
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  • FEET ON HIS FARM AND FOUNDABSOLUTELY NOTHING.
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  • ABSOLUTELY NOTHING.HE CONCLUDED, 300 YEARS AGO,
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  • HE CONCLUDED, 300 YEARS AGO,TEXANS HAD ALREADY GONE
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  • COME ON, SAY IT LIKE YOU
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  • COME ON, SAY IT LIKE YOUMEAN IT.
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  • 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 THE
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  • TODAY, I WILL BE TAUGHT THEWORD OF GOD.
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  • 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 THE WEIGHT OF GLORY.
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  • ABOUT THE WEIGHT OF GLORY.GLORY MEANS HONOR, FAVOR,
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  • GLORY MEANS HONOR, FAVOR,INFLUENCE.
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  • INFLUENCE.WE LIKE THOSE THINGS, BUT WE
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  • WE LIKE THOSE THINGS, BUT WEDON'T ALWAYS REALIZE THERE'S
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  • DON'T ALWAYS REALIZE THERE'SA WEIGHT THAT COMES WITH
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  • A WEIGHT THAT COMES WITHFAVOR, A WEIGHT THAT COMES
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  • FAVOR, A WEIGHT THAT COMESWITH INFLUENCE.
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  • WITH INFLUENCE.IF YOU'RE NOT PREPARED FOR
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  • IF YOU'RE NOT PREPARED FORIT, THE FAVOR WON'T BE A
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  • IT, THE FAVOR WON'T BE ABLESSING, IT WILL BE A
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  • BLESSING, IT WILL BE ABURDEN.
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  • BURDEN.WE HAVE TO PASS SOME TESTS
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  • WE HAVE TO PASS SOME TESTSBEFORE GOD WILL TRUST US
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  • BEFORE GOD WILL TRUST USWITH THE WEIGHT OF GLORY.
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  • WITH THE WEIGHT OF GLORY.NOTHING HAPPENS BY ACCIDENT.
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  • NOTHING HAPPENS BY ACCIDENT.YOUR STEPS ARE BEING ORDERED
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  • YOUR STEPS ARE BEING ORDEREDBY THE LORD.
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  • BY THE LORD.THE DELAYS, THE
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  • THE DELAYS, THEDISAPPOINTMENTS, THE BAD
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  • DISAPPOINTMENTS, THE BADBREAKS, THOSE ARE TESTS.
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  • BREAKS, THOSE ARE TESTS.WILL YOU BE GOOD TO PEOPLE
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  • WILL YOU BE GOOD TO PEOPLETHAT ARE NOT BEING GOOD TO
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  • THAT ARE NOT BEING GOOD TOYOU?
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  • YOU?WILL YOU STAY IN FAITH WHEN
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  • WILL YOU STAY IN FAITH WHENTHINGS HAPPEN THAT YOU DON'T
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  • THINGS HAPPEN THAT YOU DON'TUNDERSTAND?
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  • UNDERSTAND?YOU COME DOWN WITH AN
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  • YOU COME DOWN WITH ANILLNESS, YOU'RE OVERLOOKED
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  • ILLNESS, YOU'RE OVERLOOKEDFOR A PROMOTION, THE
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  • FOR A PROMOTION, THEPANDEMIC SLOWS YOUR DREAMS?
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  • PANDEMIC SLOWS YOUR DREAMS?THESE ARE ALL OPPORTUNITIES
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  • THESE ARE ALL OPPORTUNITIESTO PROVE TO GOD THAT YOU CAN
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  • TO PROVE TO GOD THAT YOU CANHANDLE THE WEIGHT OF GLORY.
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  • HANDLE THE WEIGHT OF GLORY.WHEN YOU UNDERSTAND THAT GOD
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  • WHEN YOU UNDERSTAND THAT GODUSES DIFFICULTIES, THINGS WE
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  • USES DIFFICULTIES, THINGS WEDON'T LIKE, TO GET US
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  • DON'T LIKE, TO GET USPREPARED, THEN YOU DON'T
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  • PREPARED, THEN YOU DON'TCOMPLAIN WHEN THINGS DON'T
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  • COMPLAIN WHEN THINGS DON'TGO YOUR WAY; YOU REALIZE
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  • GO YOUR WAY; YOU REALIZEIT'S SERVING A PURPOSE.
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  • IT'S SERVING A PURPOSE.WHEN YOU DO THE RIGHT THING
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  • WHEN YOU DO THE RIGHT THINGWHEN THE WRONG THING IS
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  • WHEN THE WRONG THING ISHAPPENING, YOU'RE GETTING
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  • HAPPENING, YOU'RE GETTINGSTRONGER, YOUR ROOTS ARE
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  • STRONGER, YOUR ROOTS AREGOING DOWN DEEPER.
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  • GOING DOWN DEEPER.THAT'S WHY GOD DOESN'T
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  • THAT'S WHY GOD DOESN'TREMOVE EVERYTHING INSTANTLY.
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  • REMOVE EVERYTHING INSTANTLY.WE PRAY, "GOD TAKE AWAY THIS
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  • WE PRAY, "GOD TAKE AWAY THISTROUBLE, CHANGE THIS PERSON,
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  • TROUBLE, CHANGE THIS PERSON,MAKE ME COMFORTABLE."
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  • MAKE ME COMFORTABLE."BUT IF YOU'RE ALWAYS
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  • BUT IF YOU'RE ALWAYSCOMFORTABLE, YOU WON'T BE
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  • COMFORTABLE, YOU WON'T BEPREPARED.
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  • PREPARED.WE GROW IN THE DIFFICULT
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  • WE GROW IN THE DIFFICULTTIMES.
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  • TIMES.WE GROW WHEN WE HAVE TO
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  • WE GROW WHEN WE HAVE TOSTRETCH OUR FAITH, BELIEVE
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  • STRETCH OUR FAITH, BELIEVEWHEN WE DON'T SEE THINGS
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  • WHEN WE DON'T SEE THINGSCHANGING, STAY IN FAITH WHEN
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  • CHANGING, STAY IN FAITH WHENWE DIDN'T GET THE CONTRACT.
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  • WE DIDN'T GET THE CONTRACT.THOSE ARE VERY IMPORTANT
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  • THOSE ARE VERY IMPORTANTTIMES.
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  • TIMES.IF WHAT YOU'RE PRAYING ABOUT
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  • IF WHAT YOU'RE PRAYING ABOUTISN'T CHANGING, THEN GOD IS
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  • ISN'T CHANGING, THEN GOD ISUSING THAT SITUATION TO
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  • USING THAT SITUATION TOCHANGE YOU.
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  • CHANGE YOU.I'M NOT SAYING TO ACCEPT
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  • I'M NOT SAYING TO ACCEPTEVERYTHING AND LIVE WITH
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  • EVERYTHING AND LIVE WITHDEFEAT, I'M SAYING GOD HAS
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  • DEFEAT, I'M SAYING GOD HASA PURPOSE FOR IT.
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  • A PURPOSE FOR IT.IF YOU'LL KEEP THE RIGHT
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  • IF YOU'LL KEEP THE RIGHTATTITUDE, THEN IT'S
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  • ATTITUDE, THEN IT'SPREPARING YOU FOR NEW
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  • PREPARING YOU FOR NEWLEVELS.
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  • LEVELS.IT'S GETTING YOU READY TO
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  • IT'S GETTING YOU READY TOCARRY THE WEIGHT OF GLORY,
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  • CARRY THE WEIGHT OF GLORY,TO GO WHERE YOU'VE NEVER
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  • TO GO WHERE YOU'VE NEVERGONE, TO SEE THINGS THAT
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  • GONE, TO SEE THINGS THATYOU'VE NEVER SEEN.
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  • YOU'VE NEVER SEEN.THE REASON IT'S TAKING SO
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  • THE REASON IT'S TAKING SOLONG IS BECAUSE WHAT GOD HAS
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  • LONG IS BECAUSE WHAT GOD HASIN STORE IS MUCH BIGGER THAN
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  • IN STORE IS MUCH BIGGER THANYOU CAN IMAGINE.
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  • YOU CAN IMAGINE.NOW DON'T FIGHT THE SEASONS
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  • NOW DON'T FIGHT THE SEASONSWHERE YOU'RE UNCOMFORTABLE.
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  • WHERE YOU'RE UNCOMFORTABLE."WHY ISN'T THIS CHANGING,
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  • "WHY ISN'T THIS CHANGING,I'VE BEEN DOING THE RIGHT
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  • I'VE BEEN DOING THE RIGHTTHINGS.
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  • THINGS.IT SEEMS LIKE MORE I PRAY,
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  • IT SEEMS LIKE MORE I PRAY,THE WORSE IT GETS."
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  • THE WORSE IT GETS."GOD KNOWS WHAT HE'S DOING.
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  • GOD KNOWS WHAT HE'S DOING.EVERYTHING SERVES HIS PLAN.
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  • EVERYTHING SERVES HIS PLAN.YOU CAN'T SEE IT BUT EVERY
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  • YOU CAN'T SEE IT BUT EVERYDAY YOU STAY IN FAITH, EVERY
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  • DAY YOU STAY IN FAITH, EVERYDAY YOU DO YOUR BEST AT
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  • DAY YOU DO YOUR BEST ATWORK, YOU HAVE A SMILE ON
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  • WORK, YOU HAVE A SMILE ONYOUR FACE, A SONG OF PRAISE
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  • YOUR FACE, A SONG OF PRAISEIN YOUR HEART, YOU ARE
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  • IN YOUR HEART, YOU AREPASSING THE TEST.
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  • PASSING THE TEST.YOU CAN'T SEE IT, BUT YOUR
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  • YOU CAN'T SEE IT, BUT YOURSPIRITUAL MUSCLES ARE
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  • SPIRITUAL MUSCLES AREGETTING STRONGER.
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  • GETTING STRONGER.YOUR CHARACTER IS BEING
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  • YOUR CHARACTER IS BEINGDEVELOPED.
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  • DEVELOPED.YOU'RE SHOWING GOD HE CAN
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  • YOU'RE SHOWING GOD HE CANTRUST YOU.
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  • TRUST YOU.I LIKE TO LIFT WEIGHTS, BUT
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  • I LIKE TO LIFT WEIGHTS, BUTTHE WEIGHTS DON'T DO ME ANY
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  • THE WEIGHTS DON'T DO ME ANYGOOD IF THEY'RE ALWAYS EASY.
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  • GOOD IF THEY'RE ALWAYS EASY.IF I GET A TEN-POUND
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  • IF I GET A TEN-POUNDDUMBBELL, I CAN LIFT THAT
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  • DUMBBELL, I CAN LIFT THATFOR THREE DAYS.
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  • FOR THREE DAYS.IT'S ONLY WHEN THE WEIGHT IS
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  • IT'S ONLY WHEN THE WEIGHT ISHEAVY ENOUGH TO WHERE
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  • HEAVY ENOUGH TO WHERETHERE'S RESISTANCE, IT'S
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  • THERE'S RESISTANCE, IT'SUNCOMFORTABLE.
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  • UNCOMFORTABLE.I DON'T LIKE IT.
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  • I DON'T LIKE IT.I PREFER TO NOT HAVE TO
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  • I PREFER TO NOT HAVE TOSTRAIN, BUT THAT'S THE ONLY
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  • STRAIN, BUT THAT'S THE ONLYWAY THE MUSCLE GROWS.
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  • WAY THE MUSCLE GROWS.YOU MAY BE IN A SITUATION
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  • YOU MAY BE IN A SITUATIONNOW WHERE YOU'RE
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  • NOW WHERE YOU'REUNCOMFORTABLE, "GOD, WHY
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  • UNCOMFORTABLE, "GOD, WHYWON'T THESE PEOPLE TREAT ME
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  • WON'T THESE PEOPLE TREAT MERIGHT?
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  • RIGHT?WHY WON'T MY BUSINESS
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  • WHY WON'T MY BUSINESSINCREASE?
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  • INCREASE?WHY HAVEN'T I MET ANYONE?"
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  • WHY HAVEN'T I MET ANYONE?"YOU'RE IN TRAINING.
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  • YOU'RE IN TRAINING.THIS IS AN OPPORTUNITY TO
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  • THIS IS AN OPPORTUNITY TOGET STRONGER.
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  • GET STRONGER.IF GOD CHANGED IT OVERNIGHT,
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  • IF GOD CHANGED IT OVERNIGHT,YOU WOULDN'T BE PREPARED TO
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  • YOU WOULDN'T BE PREPARED TOCARRY THE WEIGHT OF GLORY.
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  • CARRY THE WEIGHT OF GLORY.GOD HAS SOMETHING AWESOME IN
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  • GOD HAS SOMETHING AWESOME INYOUR FUTURE.
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  • YOUR FUTURE.DON'T GET DISCOURAGED BY
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  • DON'T GET DISCOURAGED BYWHAT'S NOT WORKING OUT, BY
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  • WHAT'S NOT WORKING OUT, BYHOW LONG IT'S TAKING, BY
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  • HOW LONG IT'S TAKING, BYWHO'S NOT CHANGING.
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  • WHO'S NOT CHANGING.IT SEEMS LIKE IT'S ALL
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  • IT SEEMS LIKE IT'S ALLNEGATIVE, BUT WHAT YOU CAN'T
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  • NEGATIVE, BUT WHAT YOU CAN'TSEE IS YOU'RE GROWING.
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  • SEE IS YOU'RE GROWING.YOU'RE GETTING STRONGER.
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  • YOU'RE GETTING STRONGER.YOU'RE DEVELOPING A GREATER
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  • YOU'RE DEVELOPING A GREATERTRUST, GREATER CONFIDENCE,
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  • TRUST, GREATER CONFIDENCE,GREATER ENDURANCE.
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  • GREATER ENDURANCE.THESE CHALLENGES ARE ALL
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  • THESE CHALLENGES ARE ALLOPPORTUNITIES TO COME UP
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  • THERE WILL BE PEOPLE IN YOUR
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  • THERE WILL BE PEOPLE IN YOURLIFE, YOU'RE TREATING THEM
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  • LIFE, YOU'RE TREATING THEMRIGHT BUT THEY'RE DOING YOU
  • 00:05:05.795 --> 00:05:07.930
  • RIGHT BUT THEY'RE DOING YOUWRONG, LEAVING YOU OUT,
  • 00:05:07.930 --> 00:05:09.098
  • WRONG, LEAVING YOU OUT,THEY'RE JEALOUS.
  • 00:05:09.098 --> 00:05:10.633
  • THEY'RE JEALOUS.THE TIME WILL COME WHEN YOU
  • 00:05:10.633 --> 00:05:12.135
  • THE TIME WILL COME WHEN YOUCAN GET EVEN, YOU CAN PAY
  • 00:05:12.135 --> 00:05:13.302
  • CAN GET EVEN, YOU CAN PAYTHEM BACK, YOU CAN LEAVE
  • 00:05:13.302 --> 00:05:14.103
  • THEM BACK, YOU CAN LEAVETHEM OUT.
  • 00:05:14.103 --> 00:05:15.405
  • THEM OUT.THAT'S A TEST.
  • 00:05:15.405 --> 00:05:16.672
  • THAT'S A TEST.WILL YOU DO TO THEM, WHAT
  • 00:05:16.672 --> 00:05:17.907
  • WILL YOU DO TO THEM, WHATTHEY DID TO YOU?
  • 00:05:17.907 --> 00:05:18.941
  • THEY DID TO YOU?OR WILL YOU BE THE BIGGER
  • 00:05:18.941 --> 00:05:21.077
  • OR WILL YOU BE THE BIGGERPERSON, TAKE THE HIGH ROAD
  • 00:05:21.077 --> 00:05:22.745
  • PERSON, TAKE THE HIGH ROADAND BE GOOD TO THEM DESPITE
  • 00:05:22.745 --> 00:05:24.013
  • THAT'S NOT JUST BEING NICE,
  • 00:05:25.415 --> 00:05:27.183
  • THAT'S NOT JUST BEING NICE,THAT'S PASSING THE TEST.
  • 00:05:27.183 --> 00:05:28.451
  • THAT'S PASSING THE TEST.THAT'S SHOWING GOD THAT YOU
  • 00:05:28.451 --> 00:05:29.886
  • THAT'S SHOWING GOD THAT YOUCAN CARRY THE WEIGHT OF
  • 00:05:29.886 --> 00:05:31.053
  • CAN CARRY THE WEIGHT OFGLORY, THE WEIGHT OF
  • 00:05:31.053 --> 00:05:32.288
  • GLORY, THE WEIGHT OFINFLUENCE, THE WEIGHT OF
  • 00:05:32.288 --> 00:05:33.790
  • INFLUENCE, THE WEIGHT OFLEADERSHIP.
  • 00:05:33.790 --> 00:05:35.158
  • LEADERSHIP.GOD WILL NOT PUT YOU IN A
  • 00:05:35.158 --> 00:05:36.759
  • GOD WILL NOT PUT YOU IN AHIGHER POSITION IF YOU'RE
  • 00:05:36.759 --> 00:05:38.027
  • HIGHER POSITION IF YOU'REGOING TO USE THE INFLUENCE
  • 00:05:38.027 --> 00:05:39.629
  • GOING TO USE THE INFLUENCETO MISTREAT PEOPLE.
  • 00:05:39.629 --> 00:05:41.264
  • TO MISTREAT PEOPLE.HE WILL TEST YOU WITH SMALL
  • 00:05:41.264 --> 00:05:42.365
  • HE WILL TEST YOU WITH SMALLTHINGS.
  • 00:05:42.365 --> 00:05:43.599
  • THINGS.HOW DO YOU TREAT THAT CLERK
  • 00:05:43.599 --> 00:05:44.434
  • HOW DO YOU TREAT THAT CLERKTHAT'S HARD TO GET ALONG
  • 00:05:44.434 --> 00:05:46.068
  • THAT'S HARD TO GET ALONGWITH, HOW DO YOU RESPOND TO
  • 00:05:46.068 --> 00:05:47.336
  • WITH, HOW DO YOU RESPOND TOTHAT LADY ON THE PHONE THAT
  • 00:05:47.336 --> 00:05:48.237
  • THAT LADY ON THE PHONE THATDOESN'T GIVE YOU THE TIME
  • 00:05:48.237 --> 00:05:49.172
  • DOESN'T GIVE YOU THE TIMEOF DAY?
  • 00:05:49.172 --> 00:05:50.740
  • OF DAY?"JOEL, SHE WAS RUDE TO ME,
  • 00:05:50.740 --> 00:05:51.707
  • "JOEL, SHE WAS RUDE TO ME,THAT'S WHY I WAS RUDE BACK
  • 00:05:51.707 --> 00:05:52.341
  • THAT'S WHY I WAS RUDE BACKTO HER.
  • 00:05:52.341 --> 00:05:53.176
  • TO HER.BESIDES SHE DOESN'T EVEN
  • 00:05:53.176 --> 00:05:54.243
  • BESIDES SHE DOESN'T EVENKNOW WHO I AM."
  • 00:05:54.243 --> 00:05:56.112
  • KNOW WHO I AM."SHE MAY NOT, BUT GOD DOES.
  • 00:05:56.112 --> 00:05:57.079
  • SHE MAY NOT, BUT GOD DOES.HE'S THE ONE KEEPING
  • 00:05:57.079 --> 00:05:58.247
  • HE'S THE ONE KEEPINGRECORDS.
  • 00:05:58.247 --> 00:05:59.115
  • RECORDS."WELL, EVERYONE AT WORK
  • 00:05:59.115 --> 00:06:00.817
  • "WELL, EVERYONE AT WORKSLACKS OFF, EVERYONE COMES
  • 00:06:00.817 --> 00:06:02.285
  • SLACKS OFF, EVERYONE COMESIN LATE, EVERYONE WASTES
  • 00:06:02.285 --> 00:06:02.985
  • IN LATE, EVERYONE WASTESTIME."
  • 00:06:02.985 --> 00:06:04.020
  • TIME."HERE'S THE DIFFERENCE,
  • 00:06:04.020 --> 00:06:05.388
  • HERE'S THE DIFFERENCE,YOU'RE NOT EVERYONE.
  • 00:06:05.388 --> 00:06:06.522
  • YOU'RE NOT EVERYONE.YOU'RE CALLED TO SET A NEW
  • 00:06:06.522 --> 00:06:07.623
  • YOU'RE CALLED TO SET A NEWSTANDARD.
  • 00:06:07.623 --> 00:06:08.991
  • STANDARD.GOD WANTS YOU TO GO TO
  • 00:06:08.991 --> 00:06:11.027
  • GOD WANTS YOU TO GO TOLEVELS THAT OTHERS CAN'T GO.
  • 00:06:11.027 --> 00:06:11.661
  • LEVELS THAT OTHERS CAN'T GO.THEY DON'T HAVE THE
  • 00:06:11.661 --> 00:06:13.529
  • THEY DON'T HAVE THECHARACTER, THE INTEGRITY,
  • 00:06:13.529 --> 00:06:14.197
  • CHARACTER, THE INTEGRITY,THEY DON'T WANT TO LIVE
  • 00:06:14.197 --> 00:06:15.765
  • THEY DON'T WANT TO LIVEDISCIPLINED, FOCUSED.
  • 00:06:15.765 --> 00:06:17.500
  • DISCIPLINED, FOCUSED.THAT'S FINE FOR THEM BUT
  • 00:06:17.500 --> 00:06:19.235
  • THAT'S FINE FOR THEM BUTTHAT'S NOT WHO YOU ARE.
  • 00:06:19.235 --> 00:06:20.837
  • THAT'S NOT WHO YOU ARE.YOU ARE EXCEPTIONAL.
  • 00:06:20.837 --> 00:06:22.038
  • YOU ARE EXCEPTIONAL.YOU HAVE A CALLING ON YOUR
  • 00:06:22.038 --> 00:06:23.673
  • YOU HAVE A CALLING ON YOURLIFE, THERE IS AN ASSIGNMENT
  • 00:06:23.673 --> 00:06:25.141
  • LIFE, THERE IS AN ASSIGNMENTFOR YOU TO FULFILL.
  • 00:06:25.141 --> 00:06:26.476
  • FOR YOU TO FULFILL.YOU WEREN'T CREATED TO JUST
  • 00:06:26.476 --> 00:06:28.110
  • YOU WEREN'T CREATED TO JUSTGET BY LIKE OTHERS, YOU HAVE
  • 00:06:28.110 --> 00:06:29.579
  • GET BY LIKE OTHERS, YOU HAVEGREATNESS IN YOU.
  • 00:06:29.579 --> 00:06:30.780
  • GREATNESS IN YOU.YOU WERE CREATED TO STAND
  • 00:06:30.780 --> 00:06:32.548
  • YOU WERE CREATED TO STANDOUT, TO RISE HIGHER, TO
  • 00:06:32.548 --> 00:06:33.983
  • OUT, TO RISE HIGHER, TOLEAVE YOUR MARK.
  • 00:06:33.983 --> 00:06:35.184
  • LEAVE YOUR MARK.WHAT YOU DO IN THESE
  • 00:06:35.184 --> 00:06:37.119
  • WHAT YOU DO IN THESESEEMINGLY SMALL AREAS, WHERE
  • 00:06:37.119 --> 00:06:38.454
  • SEEMINGLY SMALL AREAS, WHERENOBODY WILL KNOW, WILL
  • 00:06:38.454 --> 00:06:39.922
  • NOBODY WILL KNOW, WILLDETERMINE WHETHER GOD CAN
  • 00:06:39.922 --> 00:06:42.291
  • DETERMINE WHETHER GOD CANTRUST YOU WITH BIG THINGS.
  • 00:06:42.291 --> 00:06:43.926
  • TRUST YOU WITH BIG THINGS.THIS IS MORE RELEVANT TODAY
  • 00:06:43.926 --> 00:06:45.595
  • THIS IS MORE RELEVANT TODAYTHAN EVER BECAUSE YOU CAN
  • 00:06:45.595 --> 00:06:47.296
  • THAN EVER BECAUSE YOU CANGET ON SOCIAL MEDIA AND BE
  • 00:06:47.296 --> 00:06:48.531
  • GET ON SOCIAL MEDIA AND BENEGATIVE TOWARD PEOPLE,
  • 00:06:48.531 --> 00:06:50.366
  • NEGATIVE TOWARD PEOPLE,CONDESCENDING, SAY HURTFUL
  • 00:06:50.366 --> 00:06:51.534
  • CONDESCENDING, SAY HURTFULTHINGS, ALL UNDER A
  • 00:06:51.534 --> 00:06:52.668
  • THINGS, ALL UNDER ADIFFERENT NAME.
  • 00:06:52.668 --> 00:06:54.103
  • DIFFERENT NAME."NOBODY KNEW IT WAS ME."
  • 00:06:54.103 --> 00:06:55.705
  • "NOBODY KNEW IT WAS ME."GOD IS THE ONE THAT MATTERS.
  • 00:06:55.705 --> 00:06:57.006
  • GOD IS THE ONE THAT MATTERS.PROMOTION DOESN'T COME FROM
  • 00:06:57.006 --> 00:06:59.041
  • PROMOTION DOESN'T COME FROMPEOPLE; IT COMES FROM LORD.
  • 00:06:59.041 --> 00:07:00.142
  • PEOPLE; IT COMES FROM LORD.THE SCRIPTURE SAYS, "HE
  • 00:07:00.142 --> 00:07:02.111
  • THE SCRIPTURE SAYS, "HELIFTS UP ONE AND SETS DOWN
  • 00:07:02.111 --> 00:07:03.212
  • LIFTS UP ONE AND SETS DOWNANOTHER."
  • 00:07:03.212 --> 00:07:04.947
  • ANOTHER."CAN YOU HANDLE THE WEIGHT OF
  • 00:07:04.947 --> 00:07:05.882
  • CAN YOU HANDLE THE WEIGHT OFGLORY?
  • 00:07:05.882 --> 00:07:07.116
  • GLORY?CAN GOD TRUST YOU WITH MORE
  • 00:07:07.116 --> 00:07:08.951
  • CAN GOD TRUST YOU WITH MOREFAVOR, WITH MORE RESOURCES?
  • 00:07:08.951 --> 00:07:10.987
  • FAVOR, WITH MORE RESOURCES?ARE YOU PASSING THESE TESTS?
  • 00:07:10.987 --> 00:07:12.221
  • ARE YOU PASSING THESE TESTS?I HAVE SOME LEMON TREES IN
  • 00:07:12.221 --> 00:07:13.723
  • I HAVE SOME LEMON TREES INOUR BACKYARD.
  • 00:07:13.723 --> 00:07:14.790
  • OUR BACKYARD.ONE OF THEM HAD SO MANY
  • 00:07:14.790 --> 00:07:16.325
  • ONE OF THEM HAD SO MANYLEMONS ON IT, THAT A COUPLE
  • 00:07:16.325 --> 00:07:17.393
  • LEMONS ON IT, THAT A COUPLEOF THE BRANCHES STARTED TO
  • 00:07:17.393 --> 00:07:18.594
  • OF THE BRANCHES STARTED TOTOUCH THE GROUND.
  • 00:07:18.594 --> 00:07:19.795
  • TOUCH THE GROUND.THERE WERE FIVE OR SIX BIG
  • 00:07:19.795 --> 00:07:21.063
  • THERE WERE FIVE OR SIX BIGLEMONS ON THE END OF THIS
  • 00:07:21.063 --> 00:07:22.598
  • LEMONS ON THE END OF THISSMALL BRANCH, ABOUT A HALF
  • 00:07:22.598 --> 00:07:24.133
  • SMALL BRANCH, ABOUT A HALFAN INCH IN DIAMETER.
  • 00:07:24.133 --> 00:07:25.268
  • AN INCH IN DIAMETER.BECAUSE THE BRANCHES
  • 00:07:25.268 --> 00:07:26.869
  • BECAUSE THE BRANCHESCOULDN'T HANDLE THE WEIGHT,
  • 00:07:26.869 --> 00:07:28.037
  • COULDN'T HANDLE THE WEIGHT,THE LEMONS DIDN'T DEVELOP
  • 00:07:28.037 --> 00:07:29.205
  • THE LEMONS DIDN'T DEVELOPPROPERLY.
  • 00:07:29.205 --> 00:07:30.840
  • PROPERLY.SOMETIMES WE'RE WONDERING
  • 00:07:30.840 --> 00:07:31.807
  • SOMETIMES WE'RE WONDERINGWHY WE'RE NOT SEEING MORE
  • 00:07:31.807 --> 00:07:32.675
  • WHY WE'RE NOT SEEING MOREFRUIT.
  • 00:07:32.675 --> 00:07:33.643
  • FRUIT."GOD, WHY WON'T YOU GIVE ME
  • 00:07:33.643 --> 00:07:35.211
  • "GOD, WHY WON'T YOU GIVE MEMORE INFLUENCE, MORE FAVOR,
  • 00:07:35.211 --> 00:07:36.679
  • MORE INFLUENCE, MORE FAVOR,MORE OPPORTUNITY?"
  • 00:07:36.679 --> 00:07:38.080
  • MORE OPPORTUNITY?"IT MAY BE BECAUSE OUR
  • 00:07:38.080 --> 00:07:39.749
  • IT MAY BE BECAUSE OURBRANCHES CAN'T HANDLE THE
  • 00:07:39.749 --> 00:07:41.450
  • BRANCHES CAN'T HANDLE THEWEIGHT RIGHT NOW.
  • 00:07:41.450 --> 00:07:43.085
  • WEIGHT RIGHT NOW.IF GOD GIVES YOU TEN LEMONS
  • 00:07:43.085 --> 00:07:44.320
  • IF GOD GIVES YOU TEN LEMONSBUT YOUR BRANCH CAN ONLY
  • 00:07:44.320 --> 00:07:46.022
  • BUT YOUR BRANCH CAN ONLYSUSTAIN THREE, IT'S NOT A
  • 00:07:46.022 --> 00:07:48.224
  • SUSTAIN THREE, IT'S NOT ABLESSING, IT'S A BURDEN.
  • 00:07:48.224 --> 00:07:49.425
  • BLESSING, IT'S A BURDEN.INSTEAD OF FOCUSING ON THE
  • 00:07:49.425 --> 00:07:51.193
  • INSTEAD OF FOCUSING ON THEFRUIT, IF YOU'LL FOCUS ON
  • 00:07:51.193 --> 00:07:52.895
  • FRUIT, IF YOU'LL FOCUS ONDEVELOPING YOUR BRANCHES.
  • 00:07:52.895 --> 00:07:54.564
  • DEVELOPING YOUR BRANCHES.GETTING STRONGER, BEING A
  • 00:07:54.564 --> 00:07:55.731
  • GETTING STRONGER, BEING APERSON OF EXCELLENCE AND
  • 00:07:55.731 --> 00:07:57.400
  • PERSON OF EXCELLENCE ANDINTEGRITY, DOING THE RIGHT
  • 00:07:57.400 --> 00:07:58.334
  • INTEGRITY, DOING THE RIGHTTHING WHEN NOBODY IS
  • 00:07:58.334 --> 00:07:59.936
  • THING WHEN NOBODY ISWATCHING, TREATING PEOPLE
  • 00:07:59.936 --> 00:08:01.604
  • WATCHING, TREATING PEOPLEWITH RESPECT, GIVING GOD
  • 00:08:01.604 --> 00:08:02.705
  • WITH RESPECT, GIVING GODPRAISE WHEN YOU COULD BE
  • 00:08:02.705 --> 00:08:04.473
  • PRAISE WHEN YOU COULD BECOMPLAINING, BECAUSE YOUR
  • 00:08:04.473 --> 00:08:05.541
  • COMPLAINING, BECAUSE YOURCHARACTER IS GETTING
  • 00:08:05.541 --> 00:08:07.176
  • CHARACTER IS GETTINGSTRONGER, YOUR ROOTS ARE
  • 00:08:07.176 --> 00:08:08.544
  • STRONGER, YOUR ROOTS AREGOING DOWN DEEPER, YOU'LL
  • 00:08:08.544 --> 00:08:10.246
  • GOING DOWN DEEPER, YOU'LLBE ABLE TO CARRY THE WEIGHT
  • 00:08:10.246 --> 00:08:11.914
  • DAVID SAID IN PSALM 1,
  • 00:08:13.583 --> 00:08:14.750
  • DAVID SAID IN PSALM 1,WHEN YOU KEEP GOD FIRST
  • 00:08:14.750 --> 00:08:16.252
  • WHEN YOU KEEP GOD FIRSTPLACE, "YOU WILL BE LIKE
  • 00:08:16.252 --> 00:08:17.620
  • PLACE, "YOU WILL BE LIKEA TREE PLANTED BY THE
  • 00:08:17.620 --> 00:08:19.388
  • A TREE PLANTED BY THEWATERS, THAT BRINGS FORTH
  • 00:08:19.388 --> 00:08:21.557
  • WATERS, THAT BRINGS FORTHFRUIT IN ITS SEASON."
  • 00:08:21.557 --> 00:08:22.758
  • FRUIT IN ITS SEASON."IT DOESN'T SAY IT'S GOING
  • 00:08:22.758 --> 00:08:23.893
  • IT DOESN'T SAY IT'S GOINGTO BRING FORTH FRUIT
  • 00:08:23.893 --> 00:08:25.261
  • TO BRING FORTH FRUITYEAR-ROUND.
  • 00:08:25.261 --> 00:08:26.629
  • YEAR-ROUND.IT'S NOT HEALTHY FOR THAT
  • 00:08:26.629 --> 00:08:28.364
  • IT'S NOT HEALTHY FOR THATLEMON TREE TO BEAR FRUIT ALL
  • 00:08:28.364 --> 00:08:29.265
  • LEMON TREE TO BEAR FRUIT ALLTHE TIME.
  • 00:08:29.265 --> 00:08:31.033
  • THE TIME.IT CAN'T SUSTAIN THAT.
  • 00:08:31.033 --> 00:08:33.002
  • IT CAN'T SUSTAIN THAT.YES, WE LOVE HARVEST SEASON.
  • 00:08:33.002 --> 00:08:33.903
  • YES, WE LOVE HARVEST SEASON.WE LOVE WHEN WE'RE SEEING
  • 00:08:33.903 --> 00:08:35.571
  • WE LOVE WHEN WE'RE SEEINGFAVOR, PRAYERS ANSWERED,
  • 00:08:35.571 --> 00:08:36.572
  • FAVOR, PRAYERS ANSWERED,NEW OPPORTUNITIES.
  • 00:08:36.572 --> 00:08:37.640
  • NEW OPPORTUNITIES.THAT'S GREAT.
  • 00:08:37.640 --> 00:08:39.075
  • THAT'S GREAT.BUT EVERY SEASON IS NOT
  • 00:08:39.075 --> 00:08:40.309
  • WE MAY NOT LIKE IT, BUT
  • 00:08:41.577 --> 00:08:43.279
  • WE MAY NOT LIKE IT, BUTWINTER IS A BLESSING.
  • 00:08:43.279 --> 00:08:45.147
  • WINTER IS A BLESSING.WINTER IS NECESSARY.
  • 00:08:45.147 --> 00:08:46.315
  • WINTER IS NECESSARY.WITHOUT THE LEAVES COMING
  • 00:08:46.315 --> 00:08:47.617
  • WITHOUT THE LEAVES COMINGOFF, THE TREE WOULD NEVER
  • 00:08:47.617 --> 00:08:49.418
  • OFF, THE TREE WOULD NEVERDEVELOP NEW BUDS.
  • 00:08:49.418 --> 00:08:50.820
  • DEVELOP NEW BUDS.IN THE WINTER SEASON, IT
  • 00:08:50.820 --> 00:08:52.622
  • IN THE WINTER SEASON, ITLOOKS LIKE THE TREE IS DEAD,
  • 00:08:52.622 --> 00:08:54.290
  • LOOKS LIKE THE TREE IS DEAD,NO FRUIT, NO LEAVES,
  • 00:08:54.290 --> 00:08:55.891
  • NO FRUIT, NO LEAVES,BRANCHES ARE BARE.
  • 00:08:55.891 --> 00:08:56.492
  • BRANCHES ARE BARE.YOU COULD THINK, "THIS
  • 00:08:56.492 --> 00:08:58.761
  • YOU COULD THINK, "THISTREE IS DONE, IT'S OVER."
  • 00:08:58.761 --> 00:09:00.329
  • TREE IS DONE, IT'S OVER."BUT THE TRUTH IS IN THE
  • 00:09:00.329 --> 00:09:01.631
  • BUT THE TRUTH IS IN THEWINTER, SOMETHING IS
  • 00:09:01.631 --> 00:09:02.665
  • WINTER, SOMETHING ISHAPPENING THAT YOU CAN'T
  • 00:09:02.665 --> 00:09:03.499
  • HAPPENING THAT YOU CAN'TSEE.
  • 00:09:03.499 --> 00:09:04.834
  • SEE.THE TREE IS GATHERING UP
  • 00:09:04.834 --> 00:09:06.702
  • THE TREE IS GATHERING UPSAP. THE ROOTS ARE GOING
  • 00:09:06.702 --> 00:09:07.737
  • SAP. THE ROOTS ARE GOINGDOWN DEEPER.
  • 00:09:07.737 --> 00:09:08.971
  • DOWN DEEPER.IT'S BEING PREPARED TO
  • 00:09:08.971 --> 00:09:10.406
  • IT'S BEING PREPARED TOHANDLE MORE FRUIT IN THE
  • 00:09:10.406 --> 00:09:11.407
  • HANDLE MORE FRUIT IN THESPRING.
  • 00:09:11.407 --> 00:09:12.174
  • SPRING.IF THERE WEREN'T THESE
  • 00:09:12.174 --> 00:09:13.809
  • IF THERE WEREN'T THESEDIFFERENT SEASONS, THE TREE
  • 00:09:13.809 --> 00:09:14.744
  • DIFFERENT SEASONS, THE TREEWOULDN'T REACH ITS FULL
  • 00:09:14.744 --> 00:09:16.112
  • WOULDN'T REACH ITS FULLPOTENTIAL.
  • 00:09:16.112 --> 00:09:17.446
  • POTENTIAL.DON'T COMPLAIN ABOUT THE
  • 00:09:17.446 --> 00:09:19.382
  • DON'T COMPLAIN ABOUT THEWINTER SEASONS IN LIFE.
  • 00:09:19.382 --> 00:09:20.416
  • WINTER SEASONS IN LIFE.THE TIMES YOU DON'T SEE ANY
  • 00:09:20.416 --> 00:09:21.751
  • THE TIMES YOU DON'T SEE ANYGROWTH, YOU'RE STUCK AT THE
  • 00:09:21.751 --> 00:09:23.686
  • CHANGING IN YOURRK, NOTHING
  • 00:09:24.353 --> 00:09:26.689
  • CHANGING IN YOURRK, NOTHINGRELATIONSHIP, STILL SINGLE,
  • 00:09:26.689 --> 00:09:27.390
  • RELATIONSHIP, STILL SINGLE,YOUR HEALTH IS NOT
  • 00:09:27.390 --> 00:09:28.224
  • YOUR HEALTH IS NOTIMPROVING.
  • 00:09:28.224 --> 00:09:28.824
  • IMPROVING.YOU'RE WONDERING, "WHAT'S
  • 00:09:28.824 --> 00:09:29.625
  • YOU'RE WONDERING, "WHAT'SWRONG, WHERE IS ALL THE
  • 00:09:29.625 --> 00:09:30.259
  • NOTHING IS WRONG,
  • 00:09:31.060 --> 00:09:32.328
  • NOTHING IS WRONG,YOU'RE IN WINTER.
  • 00:09:32.328 --> 00:09:33.596
  • YOU'RE IN WINTER.YOU CAN'T SEE IT, BUT YOUR
  • 00:09:33.596 --> 00:09:35.665
  • YOU CAN'T SEE IT, BUT YOURBRANCHES ARE GETTING BIGGER.
  • 00:09:35.665 --> 00:09:36.666
  • BRANCHES ARE GETTING BIGGER.THE FRUIT YOU'VE SEEN IN
  • 00:09:36.666 --> 00:09:38.234
  • THE FRUIT YOU'VE SEEN INTHE PAST, THE SUCCESS,
  • 00:09:38.234 --> 00:09:39.935
  • THE PAST, THE SUCCESS,THE FAVOR, THE INFLUENCE,
  • 00:09:39.935 --> 00:09:41.604
  • THE FAVOR, THE INFLUENCE,IF THAT'S ALL THERE WAS
  • 00:09:41.604 --> 00:09:42.338
  • IF THAT'S ALL THERE WASTHEN YOU WOULD HAVE KEPT
  • 00:09:42.338 --> 00:09:43.539
  • THEN YOU WOULD HAVE KEPTPRODUCING AT THAT SAME
  • 00:09:43.539 --> 00:09:44.473
  • PRODUCING AT THAT SAMELEVEL.
  • 00:09:44.473 --> 00:09:45.441
  • LEVEL.THE FACT THAT YOU'RE IN
  • 00:09:45.441 --> 00:09:47.343
  • THE FACT THAT YOU'RE INWINTER IS A SIGN THAT GOD
  • 00:09:47.343 --> 00:09:48.811
  • WINTER IS A SIGN THAT GODHAS MORE IN STORE.
  • 00:09:48.811 --> 00:09:50.513
  • HAS MORE IN STORE.HE HAS BIGGER OPPORTUNITIES,
  • 00:09:50.513 --> 00:09:52.982
  • HE HAS BIGGER OPPORTUNITIES,MORE FAVOR, GREATER HONOR.
  • 00:09:52.982 --> 00:09:54.750
  • MORE FAVOR, GREATER HONOR.NOW KEEP A GOOD ATTITUDE IN
  • 00:09:54.750 --> 00:09:55.751
  • NOW KEEP A GOOD ATTITUDE INWINTER.
  • 00:09:55.751 --> 00:09:56.519
  • WINTER.WHEN YOU'RE NOT BEING
  • 00:09:56.519 --> 00:09:58.087
  • WHEN YOU'RE NOT BEINGRECOGNIZED, NOT GETTING THE
  • 00:09:58.087 --> 00:09:59.822
  • RECOGNIZED, NOT GETTING THECREDIT, NOT SEEING GROWTH.
  • 00:09:59.822 --> 00:10:00.956
  • CREDIT, NOT SEEING GROWTH.SOMETHING IS HAPPENING ON
  • 00:10:00.956 --> 00:10:02.224
  • SOMETHING IS HAPPENING ONTHE INSIDE.
  • 00:10:02.224 --> 00:10:04.393
  • THE INSIDE.GOD IS GETTING YOU PREPARED.
  • 00:10:04.393 --> 00:10:06.162
  • GOD IS GETTING YOU PREPARED.PAUL SAID, "I CAN DO ALL
  • 00:10:06.162 --> 00:10:07.697
  • PAUL SAID, "I CAN DO ALLTHING THROUGH CHRIST."
  • 00:10:07.697 --> 00:10:09.331
  • THING THROUGH CHRIST."ONE TRANSLATION SAYS, "I CAN
  • 00:10:09.331 --> 00:10:10.866
  • ONE TRANSLATION SAYS, "I CANDO ALL SEASONS THROUGH
  • 00:10:10.866 --> 00:10:12.068
  • DO ALL SEASONS THROUGHCHRIST."
  • 00:10:12.068 --> 00:10:13.135
  • CHRIST."YOU MAY BE IN A WINTER
  • 00:10:13.135 --> 00:10:15.137
  • YOU MAY BE IN A WINTERSEASON, NOT SEEING THE FAVOR
  • 00:10:15.137 --> 00:10:16.539
  • SEASON, NOT SEEING THE FAVORYOU'VE SEEN IN THE PAST.
  • 00:10:16.539 --> 00:10:18.007
  • YOU'VE SEEN IN THE PAST.INSTEAD OF COMPLAINING, TRY
  • 00:10:18.007 --> 00:10:19.442
  • INSTEAD OF COMPLAINING, TRYA DIFFERENT APPROACH, "LORD,
  • 00:10:19.442 --> 00:10:20.976
  • A DIFFERENT APPROACH, "LORD,THANK YOU THAT I CAN DO ALL
  • 00:10:20.976 --> 00:10:22.044
  • THANK YOU THAT I CAN DO ALLSEASONS.
  • 00:10:22.044 --> 00:10:23.579
  • SEASONS.I CAN DO SPRING AND I CAN
  • 00:10:23.579 --> 00:10:25.581
  • I CAN DO SPRING AND I CANDO WINTER. I CAN DO HARVEST
  • 00:10:25.581 --> 00:10:26.949
  • I CAN DO THIS PANDEMIC
  • 00:10:28.284 --> 00:10:29.218
  • I CAN DO THIS PANDEMICSEASON.
  • 00:10:29.218 --> 00:10:30.920
  • SEASON.I CAN DO THIS SEASON TAKING
  • 00:10:30.920 --> 00:10:32.555
  • I CAN DO THIS SEASON TAKINGCARE OF MY ELDERLY PARENTS.
  • 00:10:32.555 --> 00:10:33.756
  • CARE OF MY ELDERLY PARENTS.I CAN DO THIS SEASON WHERE
  • 00:10:33.756 --> 00:10:34.724
  • I CAN DO THIS SEASON WHEREI'M NOT BEING TREATED RIGHT
  • 00:10:34.724 --> 00:10:35.658
  • I'M NOT BEING TREATED RIGHTAT WORK, OR WHERE I'M
  • 00:10:35.658 --> 00:10:37.560
  • AT WORK, OR WHERE I'MDEALING WITH THIS ILLNESS"
  • 00:10:37.560 --> 00:10:39.395
  • DEALING WITH THIS ILLNESS"IN THOSE WINTER SEASONS,
  • 00:10:39.395 --> 00:10:40.629
  • IN THOSE WINTER SEASONS,LIKE THAT TREE, YOU'RE
  • 00:10:40.629 --> 00:10:41.964
  • LIKE THAT TREE, YOU'REGATHERING UP SAP.
  • 00:10:41.964 --> 00:10:43.332
  • GATHERING UP SAP.YOU'RE GETTING STRONGER,
  • 00:10:43.332 --> 00:10:44.467
  • YOU'RE GETTING STRONGER,YOUR CHARACTER IS BEING
  • 00:10:44.467 --> 00:10:45.301
  • YOUR CHARACTER IS BEINGDEVELOPED.
  • 00:10:45.301 --> 00:10:46.202
  • DEVELOPED.YOU'RE LEARNING TO TRUST
  • 00:10:46.202 --> 00:10:48.270
  • ALL THAT IS GETTING YOU
  • 00:10:49.405 --> 00:10:50.806
  • ALL THAT IS GETTING YOUPREPARED TO CARRY THE
  • 00:10:50.806 --> 00:10:52.141
  • PREPARED TO CARRY THEWEIGHT OF GLORY,
  • 00:10:52.141 --> 00:10:53.209
  • WEIGHT OF GLORY,THE WEIGHT OF BLESSING,
  • 00:10:53.209 --> 00:10:54.944
  • THE WEIGHT OF BLESSING,THE WEIGHT OF INFLUENCE.
  • 00:10:54.944 --> 00:10:56.812
  • THE WEIGHT OF INFLUENCE.YOU WOULDN'T BE IN WINTER,
  • 00:10:56.812 --> 00:10:57.680
  • YOU WOULDN'T BE IN WINTER,YOU WOULDN'T BE IN THIS
  • 00:10:57.680 --> 00:10:59.248
  • YOU WOULDN'T BE IN THISPANDEMIC, YOU WOULDN'T BE
  • 00:10:59.248 --> 00:11:00.950
  • PANDEMIC, YOU WOULDN'T BEFACING THAT DIFFICULTY IF
  • 00:11:00.950 --> 00:11:02.184
  • FACING THAT DIFFICULTY IFGOD DIDN'T HAVE SOMETHING
  • 00:11:02.184 --> 00:11:03.619
  • GOD DIDN'T HAVE SOMETHINGBIGGER COMING.
  • 00:11:03.619 --> 00:11:04.453
  • BIGGER COMING.IF YOU WERE GOING TO KEEP
  • 00:11:04.453 --> 00:11:05.788
  • IF YOU WERE GOING TO KEEPPRODUCING THE SAME AMOUNT
  • 00:11:05.788 --> 00:11:06.922
  • PRODUCING THE SAME AMOUNTOF FRUIT, THEN GOD WOULD
  • 00:11:06.922 --> 00:11:08.524
  • OF FRUIT, THEN GOD WOULDHAVE LEFT YOU ALONE.
  • 00:11:08.524 --> 00:11:09.759
  • HAVE LEFT YOU ALONE.THE FACT THAT YOUR BRANCHES
  • 00:11:09.759 --> 00:11:11.861
  • THE FACT THAT YOUR BRANCHESARE BARE, THE FRUIT IS GONE,
  • 00:11:11.861 --> 00:11:13.129
  • ARE BARE, THE FRUIT IS GONE,THERE ARE NO LEAVES THAT'S A
  • 00:11:13.129 --> 00:11:14.964
  • THERE ARE NO LEAVES THAT'S ASURE SIGN THAT INCREASE IS
  • 00:11:14.964 --> 00:11:16.265
  • SURE SIGN THAT INCREASE ISCOMING.
  • 00:11:16.265 --> 00:11:17.767
  • COMING.DAVID SAID YOU'RE GOING TO
  • 00:11:17.767 --> 00:11:20.669
  • DAVID SAID YOU'RE GOING TOBEAR FRUIT IN YOUR SEASON.
  • 00:11:20.669 --> 00:11:22.004
  • BEAR FRUIT IN YOUR SEASON.IT MAY BE WINTER IN YOUR
  • 00:11:22.004 --> 00:11:23.472
  • IT MAY BE WINTER IN YOURLIFE, BUT I SENSE IN MY
  • 00:11:23.472 --> 00:11:24.974
  • LIFE, BUT I SENSE IN MYSPIRIT, YOU'RE ON THE VERGE
  • 00:11:24.974 --> 00:11:26.308
  • SPIRIT, YOU'RE ON THE VERGEOF A NEW SEASON.
  • 00:11:26.308 --> 00:11:27.910
  • OF A NEW SEASON.YOU'VE PASSED THAT TEST.
  • 00:11:27.910 --> 00:11:28.844
  • YOU'VE PASSED THAT TEST.YOU'VE DONE THE RIGHT THING
  • 00:11:28.844 --> 00:11:30.045
  • YOU'VE DONE THE RIGHT THINGWHEN IT WAS HARD, YOU'VE
  • 00:11:30.045 --> 00:11:31.480
  • WHEN IT WAS HARD, YOU'VESTAYED IN FAITH WHEN LIFE
  • 00:11:31.480 --> 00:11:32.715
  • STAYED IN FAITH WHEN LIFEDIDN'T MAKE SENSE.
  • 00:11:32.715 --> 00:11:34.116
  • DIDN'T MAKE SENSE.NOW YOU'RE READY TO CARRY
  • 00:11:34.116 --> 00:11:35.818
  • NOW YOU'RE READY TO CARRYTHE WEIGHT OF GLORY.
  • 00:11:35.818 --> 00:11:36.952
  • THE WEIGHT OF GLORY.GOD IS ABOUT TO DO A NEW
  • 00:11:36.952 --> 00:11:37.787
  • GOD IS ABOUT TO DO A NEWTHING.
  • 00:11:37.787 --> 00:11:39.255
  • THING.THIS NEXT SEASON IS GOING TO
  • 00:11:39.255 --> 00:11:40.189
  • THIS NEXT SEASON IS GOING TOBE SOMETHING YOU'VE NEVER
  • 00:11:40.189 --> 00:11:40.923
  • BE SOMETHING YOU'VE NEVERSEEN.
  • 00:11:40.923 --> 00:11:42.491
  • SEEN.FAVOR, OPPORTUNITY,
  • 00:11:42.491 --> 00:11:44.126
  • COULD IMAGINE.
  • 00:11:45.961 --> 00:11:47.263
  • COULD IMAGINE.NONE OF US LIKE TO GO
  • 00:11:47.263 --> 00:11:48.731
  • NONE OF US LIKE TO GOTHROUGH DIFFICULTIES, BUT
  • 00:11:48.731 --> 00:11:50.499
  • THROUGH DIFFICULTIES, BUTWHEN YOU UNDERSTAND THAT
  • 00:11:50.499 --> 00:11:52.468
  • WHEN YOU UNDERSTAND THATWITHOUT THE WINTER YOU CAN'T
  • 00:11:52.468 --> 00:11:54.537
  • WITHOUT THE WINTER YOU CAN'TSEE GREATER GROWTH, GREATER
  • 00:11:54.537 --> 00:11:55.437
  • COMPLAIN.
  • 00:11:56.338 --> 00:11:57.506
  • COMPLAIN.YOU REALIZE GOD IS GETTING
  • 00:11:57.506 --> 00:11:58.841
  • YOU REALIZE GOD IS GETTINGYOU PREPARED TO HANDLE
  • 00:11:58.841 --> 00:12:00.509
  • YOU PREPARED TO HANDLEGREATER WEIGHT.
  • 00:12:00.509 --> 00:12:01.243
  • GREATER WEIGHT.THOUGHTS WILL TELL YOU
  • 00:12:01.243 --> 00:12:03.145
  • THOUGHTS WILL TELL YOUWINTER IS PERMANENT.
  • 00:12:03.145 --> 00:12:04.046
  • WINTER IS PERMANENT."YOU'LL NEVER MEET THE RIGHT
  • 00:12:04.046 --> 00:12:05.614
  • "YOU'LL NEVER MEET THE RIGHTPERSON, IT'S BEEN TOO LONG,
  • 00:12:05.614 --> 00:12:07.216
  • PERSON, IT'S BEEN TOO LONG,YOU'LL NEVER GET WELL, NEVER
  • 00:12:07.216 --> 00:12:08.417
  • YOU'LL NEVER GET WELL, NEVERCOME OUT OF DEBT."
  • 00:12:08.417 --> 00:12:09.852
  • COME OUT OF DEBT."DON'T BELIEVE THOSE LIES.
  • 00:12:09.852 --> 00:12:11.320
  • DON'T BELIEVE THOSE LIES.WINTER ALWAYS GIVES WAY
  • 00:12:11.320 --> 00:12:12.388
  • WINTER ALWAYS GIVES WAYTO SPRING.
  • 00:12:12.388 --> 00:12:14.023
  • TO SPRING.YOUR HARVEST SEASON IS
  • 00:12:14.023 --> 00:12:14.990
  • YOUR HARVEST SEASON ISCOMING.
  • 00:12:14.990 --> 00:12:16.659
  • COMING.GOD IS WATCHING YOU.
  • 00:12:16.659 --> 00:12:17.660
  • GOD IS WATCHING YOU.HE SEES YOU GOING THE
  • 00:12:17.660 --> 00:12:18.828
  • HE SEES YOU GOING THEEXTRA MILE.
  • 00:12:18.828 --> 00:12:20.262
  • EXTRA MILE.HE SEES YOU WORKING HARD,
  • 00:12:20.262 --> 00:12:22.031
  • HE SEES YOU WORKING HARD,MAKING SACRIFICES AND NOBODY
  • 00:12:22.031 --> 00:12:23.132
  • MAKING SACRIFICES AND NOBODYTHANKING YOU.
  • 00:12:23.132 --> 00:12:24.233
  • THANKING YOU.HE SEES YOU FIGHTING THE
  • 00:12:24.233 --> 00:12:26.402
  • HE SEES YOU FIGHTING THEILLNESS, THE LONELY NIGHTS,
  • 00:12:26.402 --> 00:12:27.703
  • ILLNESS, THE LONELY NIGHTS,PRAISING WHEN YOU COULD BE
  • 00:12:27.703 --> 00:12:29.438
  • PRAISING WHEN YOU COULD BECOMPLAINING, GIVING WHEN
  • 00:12:29.438 --> 00:12:31.106
  • COMPLAINING, GIVING WHENYOU'RE NOT SEEING INCREASE.
  • 00:12:31.106 --> 00:12:32.107
  • YOU'RE NOT SEEING INCREASE.YOU'RE ABOUT TO COME OUT OF
  • 00:12:32.107 --> 00:12:33.876
  • YOU'RE ABOUT TO COME OUT OFTHAT LONELY SEASON, THAT
  • 00:12:33.876 --> 00:12:35.711
  • THAT LONELY SEASON, THATUNFAIR SEASON, THAT BARREN
  • 00:12:35.711 --> 00:12:37.613
  • UNFAIR SEASON, THAT BARRENSEASON INTO A SEASON OF
  • 00:12:37.613 --> 00:12:39.782
  • SEASON INTO A SEASON OFGREAT JOY, GREAT FAVOR,
  • 00:12:39.782 --> 00:12:41.317
  • GREAT JOY, GREAT FAVOR,GREAT HEALTH, GREAT
  • 00:12:41.317 --> 00:12:42.484
  • GREAT HEALTH, GREATRELATIONSHIPS, GREAT
  • 00:12:42.484 --> 00:12:43.686
  • RELATIONSHIPS, GREATOPPORTUNITY.
  • 00:12:43.686 --> 00:12:44.820
  • OPPORTUNITY.BECAUSE YOU'VE PASSED THE
  • 00:12:44.820 --> 00:12:47.189
  • BECAUSE YOU'VE PASSED THETEST, YOU'VE PROVED TO GOD
  • 00:12:47.189 --> 00:12:47.990
  • TEST, YOU'VE PROVED TO GODTHAT YOU CAN HANDLE THE
  • 00:12:47.990 --> 00:12:49.425
  • THAT YOU CAN HANDLE THEWEIGHT OF GLORY, YOU'RE
  • 00:12:49.425 --> 00:12:50.893
  • WEIGHT OF GLORY, YOU'REGOING TO SEE HIM SHOW OUT
  • 00:12:50.893 --> 00:12:52.328
  • GOING TO SEE HIM SHOW OUTIN YOUR LIFE.
  • 00:12:52.328 --> 00:12:53.295
  • IN YOUR LIFE.THIS IS WHAT HAPPENED WITH
  • 00:12:53.295 --> 00:12:53.963
  • THIS IS WHAT HAPPENED WITHDAVID.
  • 00:12:53.963 --> 00:12:56.131
  • DAVID.AT SEVENTEEN HE WAS ANOINTED
  • 00:12:56.131 --> 00:12:57.733
  • AT SEVENTEEN HE WAS ANOINTEDBY THE PROPHET SAMUEL TO BE
  • 00:12:57.733 --> 00:12:59.468
  • BY THE PROPHET SAMUEL TO BETHE NEXT KING OF ISRAEL, BUT
  • 00:12:59.468 --> 00:13:00.970
  • THE NEXT KING OF ISRAEL, BUTHE DIDN'T GO TO THE PALACE,
  • 00:13:00.970 --> 00:13:01.737
  • HE DIDN'T GO TO THE PALACE,HE WENT BACK TO THE
  • 00:13:01.737 --> 00:13:03.138
  • HE WENT BACK TO THESHEPHERD'S FIELDS TO TAKE
  • 00:13:03.138 --> 00:13:04.406
  • SHEPHERD'S FIELDS TO TAKECARE OF SHEEP.
  • 00:13:04.406 --> 00:13:05.574
  • CARE OF SHEEP.HE WAS HIDDEN.
  • 00:13:05.574 --> 00:13:06.742
  • HE WAS HIDDEN.NOBODY PAID ATTENTION TO
  • 00:13:06.742 --> 00:13:07.409
  • NOBODY PAID ATTENTION TOHIM.
  • 00:13:07.409 --> 00:13:09.445
  • HIM.IT WAS LONELY, BORING,
  • 00:13:09.445 --> 00:13:10.779
  • IT WAS LONELY, BORING,TAKING CARE OF SHEEP WHEN HE
  • 00:13:10.779 --> 00:13:12.281
  • TAKING CARE OF SHEEP WHEN HEKNEW HE HAD BIG THINGS IN
  • 00:13:12.281 --> 00:13:13.148
  • KNEW HE HAD BIG THINGS INHIM.
  • 00:13:13.148 --> 00:13:14.617
  • HIM.HE COULD HAVE SLACKED OFF,
  • 00:13:14.617 --> 00:13:15.918
  • HE COULD HAVE SLACKED OFF,TAKEN THE EASY WAY OUT,
  • 00:13:15.918 --> 00:13:17.319
  • TAKEN THE EASY WAY OUT,THOUGHT, "NOBODY'S WATCHING.
  • 00:13:17.319 --> 00:13:18.654
  • THOUGHT, "NOBODY'S WATCHING.IF I LOSE A FEW SHEEP, BIG
  • 00:13:18.654 --> 00:13:20.055
  • IF I LOSE A FEW SHEEP, BIGDEAL, NOBODY'S GOING TO KNOW
  • 00:13:20.055 --> 00:13:21.056
  • DEAL, NOBODY'S GOING TO KNOWABOUT IT."
  • 00:13:21.056 --> 00:13:22.691
  • ABOUT IT."NO, DAVID WAS A PERSON OF
  • 00:13:22.691 --> 00:13:23.792
  • NO, DAVID WAS A PERSON OFEXCELLENCE.
  • 00:13:23.792 --> 00:13:25.227
  • EXCELLENCE.HE DID THE RIGHT THING WHEN
  • 00:13:25.227 --> 00:13:26.962
  • HE DID THE RIGHT THING WHENNO ONE WAS WATCHING.
  • 00:13:26.962 --> 00:13:28.864
  • NO ONE WAS WATCHING.WHAT YOU DO IN PRIVATE WILL
  • 00:13:28.864 --> 00:13:30.666
  • WHAT YOU DO IN PRIVATE WILLDETERMINE HOW HIGH YOU GO IN
  • 00:13:30.666 --> 00:13:31.700
  • DETERMINE HOW HIGH YOU GO INPUBLIC.
  • 00:13:31.700 --> 00:13:33.302
  • PUBLIC.IF YOU CUT CORNERS, SLACK
  • 00:13:33.302 --> 00:13:34.436
  • IF YOU CUT CORNERS, SLACKOFF, DO THINGS
  • 00:13:34.436 --> 00:13:35.838
  • OFF, DO THINGSHALF-HEARTEDLY, THAT'S GOING
  • 00:13:35.838 --> 00:13:37.306
  • HALF-HEARTEDLY, THAT'S GOINGTO KEEP YOU FROM CARRYING
  • 00:13:37.306 --> 00:13:38.841
  • TO KEEP YOU FROM CARRYINGTHE WEIGHT OF WHAT GOD HAS
  • 00:13:38.841 --> 00:13:39.909
  • THE WEIGHT OF WHAT GOD HASFOR YOU.
  • 00:13:39.909 --> 00:13:41.443
  • FOR YOU.YOU DON'T GET STRONGER BY
  • 00:13:41.443 --> 00:13:43.345
  • YOU DON'T GET STRONGER BYTAKING THE EASY WAY OUT.
  • 00:13:43.345 --> 00:13:44.780
  • TAKING THE EASY WAY OUT.YOU GROW WHEN YOU DO THINGS
  • 00:13:44.780 --> 00:13:46.448
  • YOU GROW WHEN YOU DO THINGSYOU DON'T LIKE, THE RIGHT
  • 00:13:46.448 --> 00:13:47.449
  • YOU DON'T LIKE, THE RIGHTTHING WHEN NO ONE IS
  • 00:13:47.449 --> 00:13:48.083
  • THING WHEN NO ONE ISWATCHING.
  • 00:13:48.083 --> 00:13:49.151
  • WATCHING.HAVE A GOOD ATTITUDE WHEN
  • 00:13:49.151 --> 00:13:50.552
  • HAVE A GOOD ATTITUDE WHENYOU'RE NOT GETTING YOUR WAY,
  • 00:13:50.552 --> 00:13:52.221
  • YOU'RE NOT GETTING YOUR WAY,WHEN IT'S NOT FAIR.
  • 00:13:52.221 --> 00:13:53.989
  • WHEN IT'S NOT FAIR.YOUR COMPETENCE WILL NOT BE
  • 00:13:53.989 --> 00:13:55.357
  • YOUR COMPETENCE WILL NOT BETHE LIMIT OF HOW HIGH YOU
  • 00:13:55.357 --> 00:13:57.359
  • THE LIMIT OF HOW HIGH YOUGO, YOUR CHARACTER WILL
  • 00:13:57.359 --> 00:13:59.328
  • GO, YOUR CHARACTER WILLDETERMINE HOW HIGH YOU GO.
  • 00:13:59.328 --> 00:14:00.796
  • DETERMINE HOW HIGH YOU GO.THERE ARE A LOT OF TALENTED,
  • 00:14:00.796 --> 00:14:02.665
  • THERE ARE A LOT OF TALENTED,SMART, CAPABLE PEOPLE.
  • 00:14:02.665 --> 00:14:03.766
  • SMART, CAPABLE PEOPLE.TALENT MAY TAKE YOU
  • 00:14:03.766 --> 00:14:05.701
  • TALENT MAY TAKE YOUSOMEWHERE, BUT CHARACTER IS
  • 00:14:05.701 --> 00:14:07.136
  • SOMEWHERE, BUT CHARACTER ISWHAT WILL KEEP YOU THERE.
  • 00:14:07.136 --> 00:14:08.604
  • WHAT WILL KEEP YOU THERE.YOUR CHARACTER IS MORE
  • 00:14:08.604 --> 00:14:09.371
  • YOUR CHARACTER IS MOREIMPORTANT THAN YOUR
  • 00:14:09.371 --> 00:14:10.639
  • IMPORTANT THAN YOURCOMPETENCE.
  • 00:14:10.639 --> 00:14:12.541
  • COMPETENCE.WHAT YOU DO IN PRIVATE, WHEN
  • 00:14:12.541 --> 00:14:13.943
  • WHAT YOU DO IN PRIVATE, WHENNO ONE IS WATCHING WILL
  • 00:14:13.943 --> 00:14:15.678
  • NO ONE IS WATCHING WILLDETERMINE HOW HIGH GOD WILL
  • 00:14:15.678 --> 00:14:17.246
  • DETERMINE HOW HIGH GOD WILLTAKE YOU.
  • 00:14:17.246 --> 00:14:18.347
  • TAKE YOU.DAVID DIDN'T LIKE BEING IN
  • 00:14:18.347 --> 00:14:19.982
  • DAVID DIDN'T LIKE BEING INTHE SHEPHERD FIELDS, HE WAS
  • 00:14:19.982 --> 00:14:20.983
  • THE SHEPHERD FIELDS, HE WASLOOKED DOWN ON BY HIS
  • 00:14:20.983 --> 00:14:22.651
  • LOOKED DOWN ON BY HISFAMILY, REJECTED BY HIS
  • 00:14:22.651 --> 00:14:24.320
  • FAMILY, REJECTED BY HISFATHER BUT YOU NEVER READ
  • 00:14:24.320 --> 00:14:25.554
  • FATHER BUT YOU NEVER READWHERE HE COMPLAINED, WHERE
  • 00:14:25.554 --> 00:14:26.221
  • WHERE HE COMPLAINED, WHEREHE GOT BITTER.
  • 00:14:26.221 --> 00:14:27.423
  • HE GOT BITTER.HE KEPT DOING THE RIGHT
  • 00:14:27.423 --> 00:14:29.491
  • HE KEPT DOING THE RIGHTTHING YEAR AFTER YEAR.
  • 00:14:29.491 --> 00:14:31.060
  • THING YEAR AFTER YEAR.HE HAD TO PROVE TO GOD HE
  • 00:14:31.060 --> 00:14:31.860
  • HE HAD TO PROVE TO GOD HEWOULD TAKE CARE OF THOSE
  • 00:14:31.860 --> 00:14:33.729
  • WOULD TAKE CARE OF THOSESHEEP BEFORE GOD WOULD TRUST
  • 00:14:33.729 --> 00:14:35.164
  • SHEEP BEFORE GOD WOULD TRUSTHIM TO TAKE CARE OF HIS
  • 00:14:35.164 --> 00:14:37.166
  • HIM TO TAKE CARE OF HISPEOPLE, THE ISRAELITES.
  • 00:14:37.166 --> 00:14:38.434
  • PEOPLE, THE ISRAELITES.EVERY DAY DAVID WAS IN THE
  • 00:14:38.434 --> 00:14:39.935
  • EVERY DAY DAVID WAS IN THESHEPHERD'S FIELDS, NOTHING
  • 00:14:39.935 --> 00:14:41.904
  • SHEPHERD'S FIELDS, NOTHINGEXCITING, NO SIGN OF THINGS
  • 00:14:41.904 --> 00:14:43.739
  • EXCITING, NO SIGN OF THINGSCHANGING, BUT SOMETHING WAS
  • 00:14:43.739 --> 00:14:45.441
  • CHANGING, BUT SOMETHING WASHAPPENING ON THE INSIDE.
  • 00:14:45.441 --> 00:14:47.276
  • HAPPENING ON THE INSIDE.DAVID WAS GROWING, GETTING
  • 00:14:47.276 --> 00:14:48.577
  • DAVID WAS GROWING, GETTINGSTRONGER, DEVELOPING
  • 00:14:48.577 --> 00:14:49.611
  • STRONGER, DEVELOPINGCHARACTER.
  • 00:14:49.611 --> 00:14:51.146
  • CHARACTER.HE WAS PROVING TO GOD THAT
  • 00:14:51.146 --> 00:14:52.748
  • HE WAS PROVING TO GOD THATHE COULD BE TRUSTED.
  • 00:14:52.748 --> 00:14:53.716
  • HE COULD BE TRUSTED.HE DIDN'T LIKE THE WINTER
  • 00:14:53.716 --> 00:14:55.584
  • HE DIDN'T LIKE THE WINTERSEASON, WHERE HE WAS HIDDEN
  • 00:14:55.584 --> 00:14:57.586
  • SEASON, WHERE HE WAS HIDDENBUT IT WAS NECESSARY.
  • 00:14:57.586 --> 00:14:59.521
  • BUT IT WAS NECESSARY.WITHOUT THAT TIME OF PROVING
  • 00:14:59.521 --> 00:15:00.589
  • WITHOUT THAT TIME OF PROVINGHE WOULDN'T HAVE BEEN ABLE
  • 00:15:00.589 --> 00:15:01.790
  • HE WOULDN'T HAVE BEEN ABLETO CARRY THE WEIGHT OF THE
  • 00:15:01.790 --> 00:15:03.592
  • TO CARRY THE WEIGHT OF THEGLORY, THE WEIGHT OF FAVOR
  • 00:15:03.592 --> 00:15:04.860
  • GLORY, THE WEIGHT OF FAVORTHAT GOD WAS GOING TO GIVE
  • 00:15:04.860 --> 00:15:05.694
  • THAT GOD WAS GOING TO GIVEHIM.
  • 00:15:05.694 --> 00:15:06.929
  • HIM.IF GOD IS GOING TO TRUST YOU
  • 00:15:06.929 --> 00:15:08.330
  • IF GOD IS GOING TO TRUST YOUWITH FAVOR, INFLUENCE,
  • 00:15:08.330 --> 00:15:09.965
  • WITH FAVOR, INFLUENCE,AUTHORITY YOU HAVE TO BE A
  • 00:15:09.965 --> 00:15:11.700
  • AUTHORITY YOU HAVE TO BE AGOOD STEWARD OF IT.
  • 00:15:11.700 --> 00:15:13.002
  • GOOD STEWARD OF IT.YOU DON'T PROVE THAT WHEN
  • 00:15:13.002 --> 00:15:14.770
  • YOU DON'T PROVE THAT WHENYOU HAVE IT, YOU PROVE IT IN
  • 00:15:14.770 --> 00:15:16.171
  • YOU HAVE IT, YOU PROVE IT INTHE SMALL THINGS, IN YOUR
  • 00:15:16.171 --> 00:15:17.873
  • THE SMALL THINGS, IN YOURPRIVATE LIFE, IN HOW YOU
  • 00:15:17.873 --> 00:15:19.475
  • PRIVATE LIFE, IN HOW YOUTREAT PEOPLE THAT CAN'T DO
  • 00:15:19.475 --> 00:15:20.909
  • TREAT PEOPLE THAT CAN'T DOANYTHING FOR YOU, HOW
  • 00:15:20.909 --> 00:15:22.077
  • ANYTHING FOR YOU, HOWRESPECTFUL YOU ARE TO YOUR
  • 00:15:22.077 --> 00:15:23.979
  • RESPECTFUL YOU ARE TO YOURSPOUSE, YOUR FAMILY.
  • 00:15:23.979 --> 00:15:24.947
  • SPOUSE, YOUR FAMILY.IF YOU'RE HARSH AND
  • 00:15:24.947 --> 00:15:26.315
  • IF YOU'RE HARSH ANDCONDESCENDING WITH PEOPLE
  • 00:15:26.315 --> 00:15:27.983
  • CONDESCENDING WITH PEOPLEYOU LOVE HOW CAN GOD TRUST
  • 00:15:27.983 --> 00:15:30.285
  • AFTER YEARS IN THE
  • 00:15:31.120 --> 00:15:32.688
  • AFTER YEARS IN THESHEPHERD'S FIELDS, DAVID
  • 00:15:32.688 --> 00:15:34.623
  • SHEPHERD'S FIELDS, DAVIDDEFEATED GOLIATH AND BECAME
  • 00:15:34.623 --> 00:15:36.625
  • DEFEATED GOLIATH AND BECAMEAN OVERNIGHT HERO.
  • 00:15:36.625 --> 00:15:38.227
  • AN OVERNIGHT HERO.WHEN GOD CAN TRUST YOU,
  • 00:15:38.227 --> 00:15:39.461
  • WHEN GOD CAN TRUST YOU,HE'LL DO THINGS SUDDENLY.
  • 00:15:39.461 --> 00:15:40.863
  • HE'LL DO THINGS SUDDENLY.IT MAY LOOK LIKE YOU'RE
  • 00:15:40.863 --> 00:15:42.564
  • IT MAY LOOK LIKE YOU'REFALLING BEHIND, YOU'VE BEEN
  • 00:15:42.564 --> 00:15:43.766
  • FALLING BEHIND, YOU'VE BEENDOING THE RIGHT THING A LONG
  • 00:15:43.766 --> 00:15:44.400
  • DOING THE RIGHT THING A LONGTIME.
  • 00:15:44.400 --> 00:15:45.300
  • TIME.IT SEEMS LIKE IT'S GOING TO
  • 00:15:45.300 --> 00:15:46.602
  • IT SEEMS LIKE IT'S GOING TOTAKE YEARS TO GET TO WHERE
  • 00:15:46.602 --> 00:15:47.703
  • ONE TOUCH OF GOD'S FAVOR
  • 00:15:49.304 --> 00:15:50.439
  • ONE TOUCH OF GOD'S FAVORWILL PUT YOU FIFTY YEARS
  • 00:15:50.439 --> 00:15:51.540
  • WILL PUT YOU FIFTY YEARSDOWN THE ROAD.
  • 00:15:51.540 --> 00:15:52.408
  • DOWN THE ROAD.WHEN YOU COME INTO YOUR
  • 00:15:52.408 --> 00:15:54.877
  • WHEN YOU COME INTO YOURSEASON, WHEN WINTER CHANGES
  • 00:15:54.877 --> 00:15:56.912
  • SEASON, WHEN WINTER CHANGESTO SPRING, GOD CAN SUDDENLY
  • 00:15:56.912 --> 00:15:59.214
  • TO SPRING, GOD CAN SUDDENLYTHRUST YOU TO A NEW LEVEL.
  • 00:15:59.214 --> 00:16:00.616
  • THRUST YOU TO A NEW LEVEL.DAVID WAS WORKING FOR KING
  • 00:16:00.616 --> 00:16:02.951
  • DAVID WAS WORKING FOR KINGSAUL, BUT SAUL WAS JEALOUS.
  • 00:16:02.951 --> 00:16:04.553
  • SAUL, BUT SAUL WAS JEALOUS.HE TRIED TO KILL DAVID.
  • 00:16:04.553 --> 00:16:05.687
  • HE TRIED TO KILL DAVID.DAVID HAD TO FLEE FOR HIS
  • 00:16:05.687 --> 00:16:06.488
  • DAVID HAD TO FLEE FOR HISLIFE.
  • 00:16:06.488 --> 00:16:08.023
  • LIFE.HE LIVED ON THE RUN IN THE
  • 00:16:08.023 --> 00:16:09.892
  • HE LIVED ON THE RUN IN THEDESERT, HIDING IN CAVES.
  • 00:16:09.892 --> 00:16:10.993
  • DESERT, HIDING IN CAVES.SAUL WAS MAKING HIS LIFE
  • 00:16:10.993 --> 00:16:11.994
  • SAUL WAS MAKING HIS LIFEMISERABLE.
  • 00:16:11.994 --> 00:16:14.196
  • MISERABLE.AT ONE POINT, DAVID SAW SAUL
  • 00:16:14.196 --> 00:16:15.864
  • AT ONE POINT, DAVID SAW SAULAND HIS MEN SLEEPING.
  • 00:16:15.864 --> 00:16:17.066
  • AND HIS MEN SLEEPING.THIS WAS HIS BIG CHANCE TO
  • 00:16:17.066 --> 00:16:18.000
  • THIS WAS HIS BIG CHANCE TOGET EVEN.
  • 00:16:18.000 --> 00:16:19.201
  • GET EVEN.HE COULD FINALLY PAY SAUL
  • 00:16:19.201 --> 00:16:20.936
  • HE COULD FINALLY PAY SAULBACK FOR DOING HIM WRONG,
  • 00:16:20.936 --> 00:16:21.937
  • BACK FOR DOING HIM WRONG,PUT AN END TO ALL THIS
  • 00:16:21.937 --> 00:16:23.639
  • PUT AN END TO ALL THISTROUBLE, BUT DAVID WOULDN'T
  • 00:16:23.639 --> 00:16:24.540
  • TROUBLE, BUT DAVID WOULDN'TDO IT.
  • 00:16:24.540 --> 00:16:26.408
  • DO IT.HE KNEW SAUL WAS THE KING
  • 00:16:26.408 --> 00:16:27.543
  • HE KNEW SAUL WAS THE KINGAND YOU WERE TO TOUCH NOT
  • 00:16:27.543 --> 00:16:29.111
  • AND YOU WERE TO TOUCH NOTGOD'S ANOINTED.
  • 00:16:29.111 --> 00:16:30.345
  • GOD'S ANOINTED.EVEN THOUGH SAUL WAS DOING
  • 00:16:30.345 --> 00:16:31.914
  • EVEN THOUGH SAUL WAS DOINGWRONG, DAVID HAD SO MUCH
  • 00:16:31.914 --> 00:16:33.449
  • WRONG, DAVID HAD SO MUCHINTEGRITY, SUCH GREAT
  • 00:16:33.449 --> 00:16:34.983
  • INTEGRITY, SUCH GREATCHARACTER THAT HE WOULDN'T
  • 00:16:34.983 --> 00:16:36.652
  • CHARACTER THAT HE WOULDN'THARM SAUL.
  • 00:16:36.652 --> 00:16:37.719
  • HARM SAUL.WHEN SAUL FOUND OUT ABOUT
  • 00:16:37.719 --> 00:16:38.887
  • WHEN SAUL FOUND OUT ABOUTIT, HE WEPT.
  • 00:16:38.887 --> 00:16:39.755
  • IT, HE WEPT.HE SAID, "DAVID YOU ARE A
  • 00:16:39.755 --> 00:16:41.790
  • HE SAID, "DAVID YOU ARE AMUCH BETTER MAN THAN I AM."
  • 00:16:41.790 --> 00:16:43.125
  • MUCH BETTER MAN THAN I AM."NOT LONG AFTER THAT, SAUL
  • 00:16:43.125 --> 00:16:44.460
  • NOT LONG AFTER THAT, SAULWAS KILLED IN A BATTLE AND
  • 00:16:44.460 --> 00:16:45.427
  • WAS KILLED IN A BATTLE ANDDAVID TOOK THE THRONE.
  • 00:16:45.427 --> 00:16:47.596
  • DAVID TOOK THE THRONE.I WONDER IF THIS WOULD HAVE
  • 00:16:47.596 --> 00:16:49.598
  • I WONDER IF THIS WOULD HAVEHAPPENED IF DAVID HAD NOT
  • 00:16:49.598 --> 00:16:51.567
  • HAPPENED IF DAVID HAD NOTPASSED THESE TESTS ALL ALONG
  • 00:16:51.567 --> 00:16:52.534
  • PASSED THESE TESTS ALL ALONGTHE WAY.
  • 00:16:52.534 --> 00:16:53.702
  • THE WAY.NOT JUST BIG THINGS, BUT
  • 00:16:53.702 --> 00:16:54.937
  • NOT JUST BIG THINGS, BUTSMALL THINGS.
  • 00:16:54.937 --> 00:16:56.338
  • SMALL THINGS.DOING THE RIGHT THING IN THE
  • 00:16:56.338 --> 00:16:57.940
  • DOING THE RIGHT THING IN THELONELY SHEPHERD'S FIELDS,
  • 00:16:57.940 --> 00:16:59.341
  • LONELY SHEPHERD'S FIELDS,KEEPING A GOOD ATTITUDE WHEN
  • 00:16:59.341 --> 00:17:01.009
  • KEEPING A GOOD ATTITUDE WHENHIS FAMILY DID HIM WRONG,
  • 00:17:01.009 --> 00:17:02.778
  • HIS FAMILY DID HIM WRONG,BEING KIND TO KING SAUL, NOT
  • 00:17:02.778 --> 00:17:03.479
  • BEING KIND TO KING SAUL, NOTTRYING TO GET REVENGE.
  • 00:17:03.479 --> 00:17:05.914
  • TRYING TO GET REVENGE.HE DIDN'T LIKE IT, BUT THESE
  • 00:17:05.914 --> 00:17:07.649
  • HE DIDN'T LIKE IT, BUT THESETHINGS PREPARED HIM TO CARRY
  • 00:17:07.649 --> 00:17:09.184
  • THINGS PREPARED HIM TO CARRYTHE WEIGHT OF GLORY, THE
  • 00:17:09.184 --> 00:17:10.486
  • THE WEIGHT OF GLORY, THEWEIGHT OF INFLUENCE, THE
  • 00:17:10.486 --> 00:17:12.321
  • WEIGHT OF INFLUENCE, THEWEIGHT OF FAVOR.
  • 00:17:12.321 --> 00:17:13.322
  • WEIGHT OF FAVOR.I LEARNED MUCH OF THIS FROM
  • 00:17:13.322 --> 00:17:14.323
  • I LEARNED MUCH OF THIS FROMMY FATHER.
  • 00:17:14.323 --> 00:17:15.290
  • MY FATHER.HE WAS A MAN OF GREAT
  • 00:17:15.290 --> 00:17:16.391
  • HE WAS A MAN OF GREATCHARACTER AND GREAT
  • 00:17:16.391 --> 00:17:17.059
  • CHARACTER AND GREATINTEGRITY.
  • 00:17:17.059 --> 00:17:19.261
  • INTEGRITY.IN THE LATE 1950'S THE
  • 00:17:19.261 --> 00:17:20.796
  • IN THE LATE 1950'S THECHURCH HE WAS PASTORING WAS
  • 00:17:20.796 --> 00:17:22.831
  • CHURCH HE WAS PASTORING WASGOING ALONG FINE, GROWING,
  • 00:17:22.831 --> 00:17:24.266
  • GOING ALONG FINE, GROWING,SEEING INCREASE.
  • 00:17:24.266 --> 00:17:25.734
  • SEEING INCREASE.BUT WHEN MY SISTER LISA WAS
  • 00:17:25.734 --> 00:17:27.703
  • BUT WHEN MY SISTER LISA WASBORN WITH A BIRTH INJURY, HE
  • 00:17:27.703 --> 00:17:28.570
  • BORN WITH A BIRTH INJURY, HEBEGAN TO SEARCH THE
  • 00:17:28.570 --> 00:17:30.372
  • BEGAN TO SEARCH THESCRIPTURES IN A NEW WAY.
  • 00:17:30.372 --> 00:17:32.441
  • SCRIPTURES IN A NEW WAY.HE SAW GOD AS A HEALER AND A
  • 00:17:32.441 --> 00:17:33.575
  • HE SAW GOD AS A HEALER AND AGOD THAT WANTED US TO LIVE
  • 00:17:33.575 --> 00:17:35.210
  • GOD THAT WANTED US TO LIVEAN ABUNDANT, VICTORIOUS
  • 00:17:35.210 --> 00:17:36.311
  • AN ABUNDANT, VICTORIOUSLIFE.
  • 00:17:36.311 --> 00:17:37.646
  • LIFE.UNFORTUNATELY, HIS
  • 00:17:37.646 --> 00:17:39.314
  • UNFORTUNATELY, HISCONGREGATION DIDN'T LIKE HIS
  • 00:17:39.314 --> 00:17:40.616
  • CONGREGATION DIDN'T LIKE HISNEW MESSAGE OF FAITH AND
  • 00:17:40.616 --> 00:17:41.483
  • IT DIDN'T FIT INTO THEIR
  • 00:17:42.417 --> 00:17:44.186
  • IT DIDN'T FIT INTO THEIRTRADITION AND THEY ENDED UP
  • 00:17:44.186 --> 00:17:46.288
  • TRADITION AND THEY ENDED UPASKING MY FATHER TO LEAVE.
  • 00:17:46.288 --> 00:17:47.789
  • ASKING MY FATHER TO LEAVE.HE WAS DEVASTATED.
  • 00:17:47.789 --> 00:17:49.158
  • HE WAS DEVASTATED.HE HAD SEEN GREAT SUCCESS
  • 00:17:49.158 --> 00:17:49.892
  • HE HAD SEEN GREAT SUCCESSTHERE.
  • 00:17:49.892 --> 00:17:50.726
  • THERE.THEY HAD JUST BUILT A NEW
  • 00:17:50.726 --> 00:17:51.827
  • THEY HAD JUST BUILT A NEWSANCTUARY.
  • 00:17:51.827 --> 00:17:52.928
  • SANCTUARY.HE WAS ON THE STATE BOARD
  • 00:17:52.928 --> 00:17:54.496
  • HE WAS ON THE STATE BOARDFOR HIS DENOMINATION.
  • 00:17:54.496 --> 00:17:56.231
  • FOR HIS DENOMINATION.IN THAT SEASON, HE SAW GREAT
  • 00:17:56.231 --> 00:17:59.067
  • IN THAT SEASON, HE SAW GREATFRUIT BUT NOW IT WAS WINTER.
  • 00:17:59.067 --> 00:18:01.003
  • FRUIT BUT NOW IT WAS WINTER.NO FRUIT, NO CHURCH, NO
  • 00:18:01.003 --> 00:18:02.004
  • NO FRUIT, NO CHURCH, NOFAVOR.
  • 00:18:02.004 --> 00:18:03.372
  • FAVOR.HE COULD HAVE BEEN BITTER,
  • 00:18:03.372 --> 00:18:05.073
  • HE COULD HAVE BEEN BITTER,GIVEN UP ON HIS DREAM BUT HE
  • 00:18:05.073 --> 00:18:06.542
  • GIVEN UP ON HIS DREAM BUT HEAND MY MOTHER WENT OUT AND
  • 00:18:06.542 --> 00:18:08.177
  • PEOPLE IN AN OLD RUNDOWN
  • 00:18:10.112 --> 00:18:11.380
  • PEOPLE IN AN OLD RUNDOWNFEED STORE.
  • 00:18:11.380 --> 00:18:12.548
  • FEED STORE.HERE MY FATHER HAD JUST COME
  • 00:18:12.548 --> 00:18:13.448
  • HERE MY FATHER HAD JUST COMEFROM A BEAUTIFUL NEW
  • 00:18:13.448 --> 00:18:15.250
  • FROM A BEAUTIFUL NEWBUILDING, STAINED GLASS.
  • 00:18:15.250 --> 00:18:16.552
  • BUILDING, STAINED GLASS.THIS FEED STORE HAD HOLES IN
  • 00:18:16.552 --> 00:18:18.687
  • THIS FEED STORE HAD HOLES INTHE FLOOR, IT WAS DIRTY, NO
  • 00:18:18.687 --> 00:18:19.288
  • THE FLOOR, IT WAS DIRTY, NOWINDOWS.
  • 00:18:19.288 --> 00:18:20.756
  • WINDOWS.THEY CLEANED IT UP, PUT
  • 00:18:20.756 --> 00:18:22.191
  • THEY CLEANED IT UP, PUTFOLDING CHAIRS IN IT AND HAD
  • 00:18:22.191 --> 00:18:23.325
  • FOLDING CHAIRS IN IT AND HADCHURCH.
  • 00:18:23.325 --> 00:18:24.660
  • CHURCH.MY FATHER PREACHED TO THOSE
  • 00:18:24.660 --> 00:18:26.295
  • MY FATHER PREACHED TO THOSENINETY PEOPLE JUST AS
  • 00:18:26.295 --> 00:18:28.597
  • NINETY PEOPLE JUST ASSTRONGLY AND PASSIONATELY AS
  • 00:18:28.597 --> 00:18:29.798
  • STRONGLY AND PASSIONATELY ASHE DID TO THE THOUSAND AT
  • 00:18:29.798 --> 00:18:31.500
  • HE DID TO THE THOUSAND ATHIS PREVIOUS CHURCH.
  • 00:18:31.500 --> 00:18:33.268
  • HIS PREVIOUS CHURCH.FOR THIRTEEN YEARS, LAKEWOOD
  • 00:18:33.268 --> 00:18:34.403
  • FOR THIRTEEN YEARS, LAKEWOODDIDN'T GROW.
  • 00:18:34.403 --> 00:18:36.004
  • DIDN'T GROW.HE WAS GIVING IT HIS ALL,
  • 00:18:36.004 --> 00:18:37.573
  • HE WAS GIVING IT HIS ALL,BUT NOTHING WAS IMPROVING,
  • 00:18:37.573 --> 00:18:38.640
  • BUT NOTHING WAS IMPROVING,STILL HAD LESS THAN TWO
  • 00:18:38.640 --> 00:18:39.841
  • STILL HAD LESS THAN TWOHUNDRED PEOPLE.
  • 00:18:39.841 --> 00:18:40.442
  • HUNDRED PEOPLE.HE COULD HAVE BEEN
  • 00:18:40.442 --> 00:18:41.510
  • HE COULD HAVE BEENDISCOURAGED, "GOD, I DON'T
  • 00:18:41.510 --> 00:18:42.678
  • DISCOURAGED, "GOD, I DON'TUNDERSTAND IT."
  • 00:18:42.678 --> 00:18:43.712
  • UNDERSTAND IT."BUT HE JUST KEPT DOING THE
  • 00:18:43.712 --> 00:18:45.147
  • BUT HE JUST KEPT DOING THERIGHT THING YEAR AFTER YEAR.
  • 00:18:45.147 --> 00:18:48.283
  • RIGHT THING YEAR AFTER YEAR.IN 1972, SUDDENLY THERE WAS
  • 00:18:48.283 --> 00:18:49.918
  • IN 1972, SUDDENLY THERE WASA SHIFT, PEOPLE STARTED
  • 00:18:49.918 --> 00:18:51.019
  • A SHIFT, PEOPLE STARTEDCOMING FROM ALL OVER THE
  • 00:18:51.019 --> 00:18:52.621
  • COMING FROM ALL OVER THECITY AND LAKEWOOD GREW TO A
  • 00:18:52.621 --> 00:18:53.889
  • CITY AND LAKEWOOD GREW TO ACHURCH OF THOUSANDS THAT
  • 00:18:53.889 --> 00:18:54.890
  • CHURCH OF THOUSANDS THATWOULD IMPACT THE WORLD.
  • 00:18:54.890 --> 00:18:56.792
  • WOULD IMPACT THE WORLD.BUT THOSE YEARS WHERE HE
  • 00:18:56.792 --> 00:18:58.794
  • BUT THOSE YEARS WHERE HEWASN'T SEEING GROWTH, YEARS
  • 00:18:58.794 --> 00:19:00.329
  • WASN'T SEEING GROWTH, YEARSWHERE THERE WAS NO FRUIT, HE
  • 00:19:00.329 --> 00:19:01.330
  • WHERE THERE WAS NO FRUIT, HEWAS DOING THE RIGHT THING,
  • 00:19:01.330 --> 00:19:02.197
  • WAS DOING THE RIGHT THING,BUT THE WRONG THING WAS
  • 00:19:02.197 --> 00:19:04.099
  • BUT THE WRONG THING WASHAPPENING, THEY WERE VERY
  • 00:19:04.099 --> 00:19:05.734
  • HAPPENING, THEY WERE VERYIMPORTANT YEARS.
  • 00:19:05.734 --> 00:19:07.769
  • IMPORTANT YEARS.WITHOUT THE WINTER SEASON,
  • 00:19:07.769 --> 00:19:08.971
  • WITHOUT THE WINTER SEASON,WHERE HE PROVED TO GOD THAT
  • 00:19:08.971 --> 00:19:10.372
  • WHERE HE PROVED TO GOD THATHE WOULD BE FAITHFUL, HE
  • 00:19:10.372 --> 00:19:11.607
  • HE WOULD BE FAITHFUL, HEPROVED HE WOULD DO THE RIGHT
  • 00:19:11.607 --> 00:19:13.141
  • PROVED HE WOULD DO THE RIGHTTHING WHEN IT WAS HARD, HE
  • 00:19:13.141 --> 00:19:14.109
  • THING WHEN IT WAS HARD, HEPROVED HE WOULDN'T GET
  • 00:19:14.109 --> 00:19:15.210
  • PROVED HE WOULDN'T GETBITTER AND TRY TO GET
  • 00:19:15.210 --> 00:19:16.144
  • BITTER AND TRY TO GETREVENGE.
  • 00:19:16.144 --> 00:19:17.813
  • REVENGE.THAT'S WHAT PREPARED HIM TO
  • 00:19:17.813 --> 00:19:20.182
  • THAT'S WHAT PREPARED HIM TOCARRY THE WEIGHT OF GLORY.
  • 00:19:20.182 --> 00:19:21.416
  • CARRY THE WEIGHT OF GLORY.EVERYTHING THAT HAPPENS IN
  • 00:19:21.416 --> 00:19:23.085
  • EVERYTHING THAT HAPPENS INLIFE, THE DIFFICULTIES, THE
  • 00:19:23.085 --> 00:19:24.419
  • LIFE, THE DIFFICULTIES, THEDELAYS, THE THINGS THAT ARE
  • 00:19:24.419 --> 00:19:25.887
  • DELAYS, THE THINGS THAT ARENOT FAIR, THEY'RE NOT
  • 00:19:25.887 --> 00:19:26.888
  • NOT FAIR, THEY'RE NOTRANDOM.
  • 00:19:26.888 --> 00:19:27.756
  • RANDOM.GOD IS GIVING YOU AN
  • 00:19:27.756 --> 00:19:29.791
  • GOD IS GIVING YOU ANOPPORTUNITY TO GROW, TO COME
  • 00:19:29.791 --> 00:19:30.892
  • OPPORTUNITY TO GROW, TO COMEUP HIGHER.
  • 00:19:30.892 --> 00:19:32.261
  • UP HIGHER.HE'S GETTING YOU PREPARED TO
  • 00:19:32.261 --> 00:19:34.062
  • HE'S GETTING YOU PREPARED TOHANDLE THE WEIGHT OF FAVOR,
  • 00:19:34.062 --> 00:19:35.964
  • HANDLE THE WEIGHT OF FAVOR,THE WEIGHT OF INFLUENCE.
  • 00:19:35.964 --> 00:19:36.999
  • THE WEIGHT OF INFLUENCE.QUIT TELLING YOURSELF, "IT'S
  • 00:19:36.999 --> 00:19:39.167
  • QUIT TELLING YOURSELF, "IT'STOO HARD, THEY DID ME WRONG,
  • 00:19:39.167 --> 00:19:40.335
  • TOO HARD, THEY DID ME WRONG,IT'S BEEN SO LONG."
  • 00:19:40.335 --> 00:19:41.436
  • IT'S BEEN SO LONG."TURN IT AROUND.
  • 00:19:41.436 --> 00:19:43.105
  • TURN IT AROUND."I CAN HANDLE EVERY SEASON
  • 00:19:43.105 --> 00:19:44.239
  • "I CAN HANDLE EVERY SEASONTHROUGH CHRIST.
  • 00:19:44.239 --> 00:19:45.807
  • THROUGH CHRIST.IT'S WINTER, I DON'T LIKE
  • 00:19:45.807 --> 00:19:47.342
  • IT'S WINTER, I DON'T LIKEIT, I'M UNCOMFORTABLE, BUT I
  • 00:19:47.342 --> 00:19:48.543
  • IT, I'M UNCOMFORTABLE, BUT ICAN HANDLE WINTER.
  • 00:19:48.543 --> 00:19:49.645
  • CAN HANDLE WINTER.I KNOW GOD IS STILL ON THE
  • 00:19:49.645 --> 00:19:50.245
  • I KNOW GOD IS STILL ON THETHRONE.
  • 00:19:50.245 --> 00:19:51.480
  • THRONE.I KNOW I'VE BEEN ARMED WITH
  • 00:19:51.480 --> 00:19:53.115
  • I KNOW I'VE BEEN ARMED WITHSTRENGTH FOR THIS BATTLE.
  • 00:19:53.115 --> 00:19:53.815
  • STRENGTH FOR THIS BATTLE.I DON'T LIKE THIS
  • 00:19:53.815 --> 00:19:55.017
  • I DON'T LIKE THISLONELINESS, BUT I'M NOT
  • 00:19:55.017 --> 00:19:56.251
  • LONELINESS, BUT I'M NOTGOING TO FALL APART.
  • 00:19:56.251 --> 00:19:57.586
  • GOING TO FALL APART.I CAN HANDLE A LONELY
  • 00:19:57.586 --> 00:19:59.621
  • I CAN HANDLE A LONELYSEASON, I CAN HANDLE THIS
  • 00:19:59.621 --> 00:20:00.522
  • SEASON, I CAN HANDLE THISSEASON OF FIGHTING AN
  • 00:20:00.522 --> 00:20:01.857
  • SEASON OF FIGHTING ANILLNESS, I CAN HANDLE THIS
  • 00:20:01.857 --> 00:20:03.191
  • ILLNESS, I CAN HANDLE THISSEASON WHERE I'M NOT SEEING
  • 00:20:03.191 --> 00:20:04.259
  • SEASON WHERE I'M NOT SEEINGANY FRUIT.
  • 00:20:04.259 --> 00:20:05.294
  • ANY FRUIT.I'M NOT GOING TO JUST DRAG
  • 00:20:05.294 --> 00:20:06.695
  • I'M NOT GOING TO JUST DRAGTHROUGH IT, COMPLAINING, I'M
  • 00:20:06.695 --> 00:20:07.629
  • THROUGH IT, COMPLAINING, I'MGOING TO KEEP A SONG OF
  • 00:20:07.629 --> 00:20:08.864
  • GOING TO KEEP A SONG OFPRAISE, I'M GOING TO KEEP
  • 00:20:08.864 --> 00:20:10.766
  • PRAISE, I'M GOING TO KEEPBEING MY BEST, I KNOW ALL
  • 00:20:10.766 --> 00:20:12.668
  • BEING MY BEST, I KNOW ALLSEASONS ARE WORKING FOR MY
  • 00:20:12.668 --> 00:20:13.902
  • SEASONS ARE WORKING FOR MYGOOD."
  • 00:20:13.902 --> 00:20:15.203
  • GOOD."YOU DO THAT AND YOU'RE NOT
  • 00:20:15.203 --> 00:20:16.571
  • YOU DO THAT AND YOU'RE NOTJUST PASSING THE TEST,
  • 00:20:16.571 --> 00:20:17.973
  • JUST PASSING THE TEST,YOU'RE GETTING PREPARED,
  • 00:20:17.973 --> 00:20:19.241
  • YOU'RE GETTING PREPARED,YOUR CHARACTER IS COMING UP
  • 00:20:19.241 --> 00:20:20.676
  • YOUR CHARACTER IS COMING UPHIGHER, YOUR SPIRITUAL
  • 00:20:20.676 --> 00:20:21.510
  • HIGHER, YOUR SPIRITUALMUSCLES ARE GETTING
  • 00:20:21.510 --> 00:20:22.477
  • MUSCLES ARE GETTINGSTRONGER.
  • 00:20:22.477 --> 00:20:23.945
  • STRONGER.AT THE RIGHT TIME, YOU WILL
  • 00:20:23.945 --> 00:20:25.847
  • AT THE RIGHT TIME, YOU WILLCOME OUT OF WINTER INTO YOUR
  • 00:20:25.847 --> 00:20:27.182
  • COME OUT OF WINTER INTO YOURHARVEST SEASON.
  • 00:20:27.182 --> 00:20:28.850
  • HARVEST SEASON.YOU'LL SEE GREATER FAVOR,
  • 00:20:28.850 --> 00:20:30.252
  • YOU'LL SEE GREATER FAVOR,GREATER INFLUENCE, GREATER
  • 00:20:30.252 --> 00:20:31.186
  • GREATER INFLUENCE, GREATEROPPORTUNITIES.
  • 00:20:31.186 --> 00:20:32.854
  • OPPORTUNITIES.IT'S BECAUSE YOU CAN HANDLE
  • 00:20:32.854 --> 00:20:35.123
  • SOME OF THE DIFFICULTIES WE
  • 00:20:36.458 --> 00:20:37.693
  • SOME OF THE DIFFICULTIES WECOMPLAIN ABOUT, THE
  • 00:20:37.693 --> 00:20:39.728
  • COMPLAIN ABOUT, THECHALLENGES WE DON'T LIKE,
  • 00:20:39.728 --> 00:20:41.430
  • CHALLENGES WE DON'T LIKE,WITHOUT THEM WE WOULDN'T BE
  • 00:20:41.430 --> 00:20:42.731
  • WITHOUT THEM WE WOULDN'T BEPREPARED.
  • 00:20:42.731 --> 00:20:43.799
  • PREPARED.INSTEAD OF TRYING TO PRAY
  • 00:20:43.799 --> 00:20:44.966
  • INSTEAD OF TRYING TO PRAYAWAY ALL THE THINGS THAT
  • 00:20:44.966 --> 00:20:46.635
  • AWAY ALL THE THINGS THATMAKE YOU UNCOMFORTABLE, PRAY
  • 00:20:46.635 --> 00:20:47.669
  • MAKE YOU UNCOMFORTABLE, PRAYAWAY THE PEOPLE THAT GET ON
  • 00:20:47.669 --> 00:20:49.104
  • AWAY THE PEOPLE THAT GET ONYOUR NERVES, PRAY AWAY THE
  • 00:20:49.104 --> 00:20:49.938
  • YOUR NERVES, PRAY AWAY THEDELAYS.
  • 00:20:49.938 --> 00:20:50.572
  • DELAYS.WHY DON'T YOU TRY A
  • 00:20:50.572 --> 00:20:51.973
  • WHY DON'T YOU TRY ADIFFERENT APPROACH AND SAY,
  • 00:20:51.973 --> 00:20:53.675
  • DIFFERENT APPROACH AND SAY,"GOD HELP ME TO KEEP A GOOD
  • 00:20:53.675 --> 00:20:55.143
  • "GOD HELP ME TO KEEP A GOODATTITUDE IN THE MIDST OF
  • 00:20:55.143 --> 00:20:56.745
  • ATTITUDE IN THE MIDST OFTHESE CHALLENGES, HELP ME TO
  • 00:20:56.745 --> 00:20:58.180
  • THESE CHALLENGES, HELP ME TOSTAY IN FAITH WHEN PEOPLE
  • 00:20:58.180 --> 00:20:59.548
  • STAY IN FAITH WHEN PEOPLEAREN'T TREATING ME RIGHT,
  • 00:20:59.548 --> 00:21:00.682
  • AREN'T TREATING ME RIGHT,HELP ME TO RESIST THE
  • 00:21:00.682 --> 00:21:02.751
  • HELP ME TO RESIST THETEMPTATION TO COMPROMISE, TO
  • 00:21:02.751 --> 00:21:04.553
  • CHARACTER CAN DEVELOP, SO MY
  • 00:21:06.355 --> 00:21:07.723
  • CHARACTER CAN DEVELOP, SO MYBRANCHES CAN GET STRONGER,
  • 00:21:07.723 --> 00:21:09.391
  • BRANCHES CAN GET STRONGER,SO I CAN HANDLE WHAT YOU
  • 00:21:09.391 --> 00:21:11.159
  • SO I CAN HANDLE WHAT YOUHAVE IN STORE."
  • 00:21:11.159 --> 00:21:12.627
  • HAVE IN STORE."IF GOD IS NOT REMOVING THE
  • 00:21:12.627 --> 00:21:14.296
  • IF GOD IS NOT REMOVING THEDIFFICULTY, IF HE'S NOT
  • 00:21:14.296 --> 00:21:15.397
  • DIFFICULTY, IF HE'S NOTCHANGING WHAT YOU DON'T
  • 00:21:15.397 --> 00:21:16.798
  • CHANGING WHAT YOU DON'TLIKE, THEN HE'S GETTING YOU
  • 00:21:16.798 --> 00:21:18.934
  • LIKE, THEN HE'S GETTING YOUPREPARED TO CARRY A LOT OF
  • 00:21:18.934 --> 00:21:19.668
  • PREPARED TO CARRY A LOT OFWEIGHT.
  • 00:21:19.668 --> 00:21:21.169
  • WEIGHT.THE LONGER IT'S TAKING, THE
  • 00:21:21.169 --> 00:21:22.637
  • THE LONGER IT'S TAKING, THEGREATER THE HARVEST.
  • 00:21:22.637 --> 00:21:23.839
  • GREATER THE HARVEST.THE GLORY THAT'S COMING, THE
  • 00:21:23.839 --> 00:21:25.006
  • THE GLORY THAT'S COMING, THEFAVOR, THE INFLUENCE, THE
  • 00:21:25.006 --> 00:21:26.341
  • FAVOR, THE INFLUENCE, THERESOURCES, IT'S GOING TO BE
  • 00:21:26.341 --> 00:21:27.442
  • RESOURCES, IT'S GOING TO BESOMETHING THAT YOU'VE NEVER
  • 00:21:27.442 --> 00:21:29.010
  • SOMETHING THAT YOU'VE NEVERSEEN.
  • 00:21:29.010 --> 00:21:30.512
  • SEEN.THE SCRIPTURE SAYS, "UNTIL
  • 00:21:30.512 --> 00:21:32.347
  • THE SCRIPTURE SAYS, "UNTILTHE TIME CAME TO BRING
  • 00:21:32.347 --> 00:21:34.316
  • THE TIME CAME TO BRINGJOSEPH'S DREAM TO PASS, GOD
  • 00:21:34.316 --> 00:21:36.952
  • JOSEPH'S DREAM TO PASS, GODTESTED JOSEPH'S CHARACTER."
  • 00:21:36.952 --> 00:21:38.286
  • TESTED JOSEPH'S CHARACTER."BEFORE YOUR DREAM COMES TO
  • 00:21:38.286 --> 00:21:39.788
  • BEFORE YOUR DREAM COMES TOPASS, GOD WILL TEST YOUR
  • 00:21:39.788 --> 00:21:40.789
  • PASS, GOD WILL TEST YOURCHARACTER.
  • 00:21:40.789 --> 00:21:42.090
  • CHARACTER.YOU HAVE TO PROVE THAT YOU
  • 00:21:42.090 --> 00:21:43.291
  • YOU HAVE TO PROVE THAT YOUCAN HANDLE WHAT HE'S
  • 00:21:43.291 --> 00:21:44.960
  • CAN HANDLE WHAT HE'SENTRUSTED YOU WITH.
  • 00:21:44.960 --> 00:21:46.561
  • ENTRUSTED YOU WITH.GOD GAVE JOSEPH A DREAM AS A
  • 00:21:46.561 --> 00:21:48.130
  • GOD GAVE JOSEPH A DREAM AS ATEENAGER THAT HE WOULD BE IN
  • 00:21:48.130 --> 00:21:49.564
  • TEENAGER THAT HE WOULD BE INLEADERSHIP, BUT HE WAS
  • 00:21:49.564 --> 00:21:51.266
  • LEADERSHIP, BUT HE WASBETRAYED BY HIS BROTHERS.
  • 00:21:51.266 --> 00:21:52.467
  • BETRAYED BY HIS BROTHERS.THEY TOOK HIS COAT OF MANY
  • 00:21:52.467 --> 00:21:54.002
  • THEY TOOK HIS COAT OF MANYCOLORS, THAT HIS FATHER HAD
  • 00:21:54.002 --> 00:21:55.203
  • COLORS, THAT HIS FATHER HADGIVEN HIM, IT REPRESENTED
  • 00:21:55.203 --> 00:21:57.038
  • PIT, SOLD HIM INTO SLAVERY.A
  • 00:21:59.641 --> 00:22:01.443
  • PIT, SOLD HIM INTO SLAVERY.AHE WAS FALSELY ACCUSED, PUT
  • 00:22:01.443 --> 00:22:02.744
  • HE WAS FALSELY ACCUSED, PUTIN PRISON.
  • 00:22:02.744 --> 00:22:03.979
  • IN PRISON.THESE WEREN'T JUST RANDOM
  • 00:22:03.979 --> 00:22:05.847
  • THESE WEREN'T JUST RANDOMBAD BREAKS; GOD WAS TESTING
  • 00:22:05.847 --> 00:22:06.615
  • IT WASN'T FAIR BUT JOSEPH
  • 00:22:08.717 --> 00:22:10.152
  • IT WASN'T FAIR BUT JOSEPHDIDN'T GET BITTER, HE KEPT
  • 00:22:10.152 --> 00:22:11.820
  • DIDN'T GET BITTER, HE KEPTPASSING THE TEST.
  • 00:22:11.820 --> 00:22:13.655
  • PASSING THE TEST.HIS BROTHERS TOOK HIS ROBE,
  • 00:22:13.655 --> 00:22:14.523
  • HIS BROTHERS TOOK HIS ROBE,BUT THEY COULDN'T TAKE HIS
  • 00:22:14.523 --> 00:22:15.557
  • BUT THEY COULDN'T TAKE HISFAVOR.
  • 00:22:15.557 --> 00:22:16.958
  • FAVOR.THEY TOOK HIS FREEDOM, BUT
  • 00:22:16.958 --> 00:22:17.592
  • THEY TOOK HIS FREEDOM, BUTTHEY COULDN'T TAKE HIS
  • 00:22:17.592 --> 00:22:18.493
  • THEY COULDN'T TAKE HISANOINTING.
  • 00:22:18.493 --> 00:22:19.628
  • ANOINTING.THEY TOOK HIM FROM HIS HOME,
  • 00:22:19.628 --> 00:22:20.629
  • THEY TOOK HIM FROM HIS HOME,BUT THEY COULDN'T TAKE HIS
  • 00:22:20.629 --> 00:22:21.663
  • BUT THEY COULDN'T TAKE HISDREAM.
  • 00:22:21.663 --> 00:22:22.631
  • DREAM.ALL THESE STEPS WERE
  • 00:22:22.631 --> 00:22:23.832
  • ALL THESE STEPS WERENECESSARY, THEY WERE
  • 00:22:23.832 --> 00:22:25.767
  • NECESSARY, THEY WEREPREPARING HIM FOR THE WEIGHT
  • 00:22:25.767 --> 00:22:27.068
  • PREPARING HIM FOR THE WEIGHTOF GLORY.
  • 00:22:27.068 --> 00:22:28.670
  • OF GLORY.IF YOU HAD A SMALL DESTINY,
  • 00:22:28.670 --> 00:22:29.704
  • IF YOU HAD A SMALL DESTINY,YOU WOULD HAVE SMALL
  • 00:22:29.704 --> 00:22:30.872
  • YOU WOULD HAVE SMALLCHALLENGES.
  • 00:22:30.872 --> 00:22:31.573
  • CHALLENGES.IF YOU WERE GOING TO HAVE
  • 00:22:31.573 --> 00:22:33.041
  • IF YOU WERE GOING TO HAVELITTLE INFLUENCE, LITTLE
  • 00:22:33.041 --> 00:22:34.209
  • LITTLE INFLUENCE, LITTLERESOURCES THEN YOU WOULD
  • 00:22:34.209 --> 00:22:36.044
  • RESOURCES THEN YOU WOULDHAVE LITTLE OPPOSITION.
  • 00:22:36.044 --> 00:22:37.179
  • HAVE LITTLE OPPOSITION.THE REASON YOU HAVE BIG
  • 00:22:37.179 --> 00:22:38.847
  • THE REASON YOU HAVE BIGGIANTS IS YOU HAVE A BIG
  • 00:22:38.847 --> 00:22:39.815
  • GIANTS IS YOU HAVE A BIGDESTINY.
  • 00:22:39.815 --> 00:22:41.016
  • DESTINY.THE REASON THE WINTER SO
  • 00:22:41.016 --> 00:22:42.751
  • THE REASON THE WINTER SOLONG IS BECAUSE YOUR HARVEST
  • 00:22:42.751 --> 00:22:44.219
  • LONG IS BECAUSE YOUR HARVESTIS SO BIG.
  • 00:22:44.219 --> 00:22:46.021
  • IS SO BIG.THIRTEEN YEARS LATER, JOSEPH
  • 00:22:46.021 --> 00:22:47.556
  • THIRTEEN YEARS LATER, JOSEPHWAS BROUGHT OUT OF PRISON
  • 00:22:47.556 --> 00:22:48.723
  • WAS BROUGHT OUT OF PRISONAND MADE THE PRIME MINISTER
  • 00:22:48.723 --> 00:22:49.758
  • AND MADE THE PRIME MINISTEROF EGYPT.
  • 00:22:49.758 --> 00:22:51.426
  • OF EGYPT.HIS BROTHERS, THE SAME ONES
  • 00:22:51.426 --> 00:22:53.094
  • HIS BROTHERS, THE SAME ONESTHAT SOLD HIM INTO SLAVERY,
  • 00:22:53.094 --> 00:22:54.296
  • THAT SOLD HIM INTO SLAVERY,TRAVELED TO THE PALACE
  • 00:22:54.296 --> 00:22:55.497
  • TRAVELED TO THE PALACELOOKING FOR FOOD.
  • 00:22:55.497 --> 00:22:56.431
  • LOOKING FOR FOOD.THERE WAS A FAMINE IN
  • 00:22:56.431 --> 00:22:57.332
  • THERE WAS A FAMINE INTHE LAND.
  • 00:22:57.332 --> 00:22:58.366
  • THE LAND.THEY DIDN'T KNOW JOSEPH
  • 00:22:58.366 --> 00:22:59.668
  • THEY DIDN'T KNOW JOSEPHWAS STILL ALIVE.
  • 00:22:59.668 --> 00:23:00.368
  • WAS STILL ALIVE.THEY PULLED UP TO THE
  • 00:23:00.368 --> 00:23:02.170
  • THEY PULLED UP TO THEPALACE, JOSEPH WAS IN CHARGE
  • 00:23:02.170 --> 00:23:03.672
  • PALACE, JOSEPH WAS IN CHARGEOF THE FOOD SUPPLY.
  • 00:23:03.672 --> 00:23:04.840
  • OF THE FOOD SUPPLY.WHEN HE SAW HIS BROTHERS,
  • 00:23:04.840 --> 00:23:05.740
  • WHEN HE SAW HIS BROTHERS,HE COULD HAVE THOUGHT,
  • 00:23:05.740 --> 00:23:07.108
  • HE COULD HAVE THOUGHT,"OKAY GREAT, IT'S
  • 00:23:07.108 --> 00:23:08.376
  • THIS WAS HIS BIG CHANCE TO
  • 00:23:09.578 --> 00:23:11.246
  • THIS WAS HIS BIG CHANCE TOGET EVEN, BUT HE WOULDN'T
  • 00:23:11.246 --> 00:23:12.113
  • GET EVEN, BUT HE WOULDN'TDO IT.
  • 00:23:12.113 --> 00:23:12.981
  • DO IT.HE TREATED THEM WITH
  • 00:23:12.981 --> 00:23:14.082
  • HE TREATED THEM WITHKINDNESS.
  • 00:23:14.082 --> 00:23:15.217
  • KINDNESS.HE HAD THEM GO GET THEIR
  • 00:23:15.217 --> 00:23:16.818
  • HE HAD THEM GO GET THEIRFATHER AND COME BACK AND
  • 00:23:16.818 --> 00:23:19.187
  • FATHER AND COME BACK ANDLIVE AT THE PALACE WITH HIM.
  • 00:23:19.187 --> 00:23:20.422
  • LIVE AT THE PALACE WITH HIM.GOD IS NOT GOING TO GIVE YOU
  • 00:23:20.422 --> 00:23:21.923
  • GOD IS NOT GOING TO GIVE YOUINFLUENCE SO YOU CAN GET
  • 00:23:21.923 --> 00:23:23.058
  • INFLUENCE SO YOU CAN GETEVEN.
  • 00:23:23.058 --> 00:23:24.059
  • EVEN.IF YOU'RE WAITING TO GET THE
  • 00:23:24.059 --> 00:23:26.061
  • IF YOU'RE WAITING TO GET THEPROMOTION, THE FAVOR SO YOU
  • 00:23:26.061 --> 00:23:27.295
  • PROMOTION, THE FAVOR SO YOUCAN SHOW YOUR ENEMIES WHO
  • 00:23:27.295 --> 00:23:28.763
  • CAN SHOW YOUR ENEMIES WHOYOU ARE AND LET THEM HAVE
  • 00:23:28.763 --> 00:23:29.931
  • YOU ARE AND LET THEM HAVEIT, YOU'RE NOT GOING TO
  • 00:23:29.931 --> 00:23:31.132
  • IT, YOU'RE NOT GOING TOSEE THE INCREASE THAT YOU
  • 00:23:31.132 --> 00:23:32.167
  • THERE'S A RESPONSIBILITY
  • 00:23:33.502 --> 00:23:35.070
  • THERE'S A RESPONSIBILITYTHAT COMES WITH FAVOR.
  • 00:23:35.070 --> 00:23:35.704
  • THAT COMES WITH FAVOR.YOU HAVE TO HAVE THE
  • 00:23:35.704 --> 00:23:37.239
  • YOU HAVE TO HAVE THECHARACTER THAT WILL HANDLE
  • 00:23:37.239 --> 00:23:39.207
  • CHARACTER THAT WILL HANDLETHE INFLUENCE THE RIGHT WAY.
  • 00:23:39.207 --> 00:23:40.408
  • THE INFLUENCE THE RIGHT WAY.YOU HAVE TO BLESS YOUR
  • 00:23:40.408 --> 00:23:41.977
  • YOU HAVE TO BLESS YOURENEMIES, NOT TALK BADLY
  • 00:23:41.977 --> 00:23:43.111
  • ENEMIES, NOT TALK BADLYABOUT THEM.
  • 00:23:43.111 --> 00:23:44.112
  • ABOUT THEM."THEY'RE CRITICIZING ME,
  • 00:23:44.112 --> 00:23:45.247
  • "THEY'RE CRITICIZING ME,I'M GOING TO CRITICIZE
  • 00:23:45.247 --> 00:23:46.047
  • I'M GOING TO CRITICIZETHEM."
  • 00:23:46.047 --> 00:23:46.882
  • THEM."YOU'LL GET STUCK WHERE
  • 00:23:46.882 --> 00:23:47.716
  • YOU'LL GET STUCK WHEREYOU ARE.
  • 00:23:47.716 --> 00:23:48.984
  • YOU ARE.GOD IS TESTING YOUR
  • 00:23:48.984 --> 00:23:50.352
  • GOD IS TESTING YOURCHARACTER.
  • 00:23:50.352 --> 00:23:51.653
  • CHARACTER.ARE YOU GOING TO COMPLAIN
  • 00:23:51.653 --> 00:23:53.188
  • ARE YOU GOING TO COMPLAININ THE WINTER SEASONS,
  • 00:23:53.188 --> 00:23:54.356
  • IN THE WINTER SEASONS,LIVE DISCOURAGED?
  • 00:23:54.356 --> 00:23:55.891
  • LIVE DISCOURAGED?I'M ASKING YOU TO BE A
  • 00:23:55.891 --> 00:23:57.926
  • I'M ASKING YOU TO BE AJOSEPH, DO THE RIGHT THING
  • 00:23:57.926 --> 00:23:58.927
  • JOSEPH, DO THE RIGHT THINGWHEN IT'S HARD.
  • 00:23:58.927 --> 00:24:00.729
  • WHEN IT'S HARD.THAT DIFFICULTY IS NOT THERE
  • 00:24:00.729 --> 00:24:02.230
  • THAT DIFFICULTY IS NOT THERETO STOP YOU, IT'S THERE TO
  • 00:24:02.230 --> 00:24:03.732
  • TO STOP YOU, IT'S THERE TOPREPARE YOU.
  • 00:24:03.732 --> 00:24:05.100
  • PREPARE YOU.GOD IS ABOUT TO RELEASE A
  • 00:24:05.100 --> 00:24:06.735
  • GOD IS ABOUT TO RELEASE ANEW LEVEL OF FAVOR,
  • 00:24:06.735 --> 00:24:08.670
  • NEW LEVEL OF FAVOR,INFLUENCE, RESOURCES BUT
  • 00:24:08.670 --> 00:24:10.005
  • INFLUENCE, RESOURCES BUTHE'S LOOKING FOR PEOPLE HE
  • 00:24:10.005 --> 00:24:11.706
  • HE'S LOOKING FOR PEOPLE HECAN TRUST TO CARRY THE
  • 00:24:11.706 --> 00:24:13.208
  • CAN TRUST TO CARRY THEWEIGHT OF GLORY.
  • 00:24:13.208 --> 00:24:14.976
  • WEIGHT OF GLORY.I BELIEVE YOU ARE ONE OF
  • 00:24:14.976 --> 00:24:16.077
  • I BELIEVE YOU ARE ONE OFTHOSE PEOPLE.
  • 00:24:16.077 --> 00:24:17.245
  • THOSE PEOPLE.YOU WOULDN'T BE HEARING THIS
  • 00:24:17.245 --> 00:24:18.847
  • YOU WOULDN'T BE HEARING THISIF GOD WASN'T ABOUT TO DO
  • 00:24:18.847 --> 00:24:20.115
  • IF GOD WASN'T ABOUT TO DOSOMETHING NEW.
  • 00:24:20.115 --> 00:24:21.683
  • SOMETHING NEW.DON'T BE DISCOURAGED BY HOW
  • 00:24:21.683 --> 00:24:23.485
  • DON'T BE DISCOURAGED BY HOWLONG WINTER IS TAKING,
  • 00:24:23.485 --> 00:24:25.120
  • LONG WINTER IS TAKING,THAT'S A SIGN SOMETHING
  • 00:24:25.120 --> 00:24:26.788
  • THAT'S A SIGN SOMETHINGBIGGER THAN YOU'VE IMAGINED
  • 00:24:26.788 --> 00:24:28.189
  • BIGGER THAN YOU'VE IMAGINEDIS ON THE WAY.
  • 00:24:28.189 --> 00:24:29.124
  • IS ON THE WAY.NOW, GOD IS GETTING YOU
  • 00:24:29.124 --> 00:24:30.025
  • NOW, GOD IS GETTING YOUPREPARED.
  • 00:24:30.025 --> 00:24:31.726
  • PREPARED.KEEP PASSING THE TEST.
  • 00:24:31.726 --> 00:24:32.761
  • KEEP PASSING THE TEST.EVERY MORNING REMIND
  • 00:24:32.761 --> 00:24:34.396
  • EVERY MORNING REMINDYOURSELF; YOU CAN DO ALL
  • 00:24:34.396 --> 00:24:36.064
  • YOURSELF; YOU CAN DO ALLSEASONS THROUGH CHRIST.
  • 00:24:36.064 --> 00:24:37.732
  • SEASONS THROUGH CHRIST.IF YOU'LL DO THIS, I BELIEVE
  • 00:24:37.732 --> 00:24:39.501
  • IF YOU'LL DO THIS, I BELIEVEAND DECLARE A SHIFT IS
  • 00:24:39.501 --> 00:24:40.335
  • AND DECLARE A SHIFT ISCOMING.
  • 00:24:40.335 --> 00:24:41.803
  • COMING.WINTER IS ENDING, YOU'RE
  • 00:24:41.803 --> 00:24:43.071
  • WINTER IS ENDING, YOU'REABOUT TO SUDDENLY COME
  • 00:24:43.071 --> 00:24:44.172
  • SUDDENLY SEE OPPORTUNITY,
  • 00:24:46.041 --> 00:24:47.342
  • SUDDENLY SEE OPPORTUNITY,HEALING, PROMOTION,
  • 00:24:47.342 --> 00:24:49.277
  • HEALING, PROMOTION,BREAKTHROUGHS, A HARVEST
  • 00:24:49.277 --> 00:24:50.845
  • BREAKTHROUGHS, A HARVESTLIKE YOU'VE NEVER SEEN,
  • 00:24:50.845 --> 00:24:52.314
  • IF YOU RECEIVE IT, CAN YOU
  • 00:24:53.315 --> 00:24:55.617
  • IF YOU RECEIVE IT, CAN YOUSAY AMEN TODAY?
  • 00:24:55.617 --> 00:24:56.518
  • SAY AMEN TODAY?I'D LIKE TO GIVE YOU AN
  • 00:24:56.518 --> 00:24:58.320
  • I'D LIKE TO GIVE YOU ANOPPORTUNITY TO MAKE JESUS
  • 00:24:58.320 --> 00:24:59.854
  • OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE JESUSTHE LORD OF YOUR LIFE.
  • 00:24:59.854 --> 00:25:01.222
  • THE LORD OF YOUR LIFE.WOULD YOU PRAY IT WITH ME?
  • 00:25:01.222 --> 00:25:03.258
  • WOULD YOU PRAY IT WITH ME?JUST SAY, LORD JESUS,
  • 00:25:03.258 --> 00:25:05.594
  • JUST SAY, LORD JESUS,I REPENT OF MY SINS.
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  • I REPENT OF MY SINS.COME INTO MY HEART.
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  • COME INTO MY HEART.I MAKE YOU MY LORD AND
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  • IF YOU PRAYED THAT SIMPLE
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  • IF YOU PRAYED THAT SIMPLEPRAYER, WE BELIEVE YOU GOT
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  • PRAYER, WE BELIEVE YOU GOTBORN AGAIN.
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  • BORN AGAIN.WE'D LOVE TO GIVE YOU SOME
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  • WE'D LOVE TO GIVE YOU SOMEFREE INFORMATION ON YOUR
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  • FREE INFORMATION ON YOURNEW WALK WITH THE LORD.
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  • NEW WALK WITH THE LORD.JUST TEXT THE NUMBER ON THE
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  • JUST TEXT THE NUMBER ON THESCREEN OR GO TO THE WEBSITE.
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  • SCREEN OR GO TO THE WEBSITE.I HOPE YOU'LL GET INTO A
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  • I HOPE YOU'LL GET INTO AGOOD BIBLE-BASED CHURCH
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  • VICTORIA AND I WILL
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  • VICTORIA AND I WILLBE RIGHT BACK TO SPEAK
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  • >ANNCR: THIS DECEMBER, AS A
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  • >ANNCR: THIS DECEMBER, AS ATHANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT
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  • THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORTOF OUR MINISTRY, JOEL AND
  • 00:25:32.387 --> 00:25:33.722
  • OF OUR MINISTRY, JOEL ANDVICTORIA WOULD LIKE TO SEND
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  • SERIES, "TRUSTING GOD EVEN
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  • SERIES, "TRUSTING GOD EVENWHEN YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND".
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  • THROUGH, THIS SERIES WILL
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  • THROUGH, THIS SERIES WILLCHALLENGE YOU TO KEEP YOUR
  • 00:25:43.598 --> 00:25:45.100
  • CHALLENGE YOU TO KEEP YOUREYES ON GOD'S WORD AND HIS
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  • EYES ON GOD'S WORD AND HISPROMISES.
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  • PROMISES.>VICTORIA: GOD HAS A BRIGHT
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  • >VICTORIA: GOD HAS A BRIGHTFUTURE IN STORE FOR YOU.
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  • FUTURE IN STORE FOR YOU.BUT ALONG THE WAY, THERE
  • 00:25:50.839 --> 00:25:51.940
  • BUT ALONG THE WAY, THEREWILL BE THINGS YOU DON'T
  • 00:25:51.940 --> 00:25:53.341
  • WILL BE THINGS YOU DON'TUNDERSTAND.
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  • UNDERSTAND.IT'S EASY TO GET DISCOURAGED
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  • IT'S EASY TO GET DISCOURAGEDBUT GOD IS WORKING BEHIND
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  • BUT GOD IS WORKING BEHINDTHE SCENES.
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  • THE SCENES.HE'S GOING TO CONNECT THE
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  • HE'S GOING TO CONNECT THEDOTS AND MAKE IT ALL WORK
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  • DOTS AND MAKE IT ALL WORKOUT FOR YOUR GOOD.
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  • OUT FOR YOUR GOOD.>JOEL: IT MAY NOT MAKE SENSE
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  • >JOEL: IT MAY NOT MAKE SENSEYET, BUT ONE DAY YOU'RE
  • 00:26:02.817 --> 00:26:04.052
  • YET, BUT ONE DAY YOU'REGOING TO SEE WHAT GOD WAS
  • 00:26:04.052 --> 00:26:05.754
  • GOING TO SEE WHAT GOD WASUP TO. REQUEST THIS RESOURCE.
  • 00:26:05.754 --> 00:26:07.155
  • UP TO. REQUEST THIS RESOURCE.IT WILL HELP YOU TO STAY IN
  • 00:26:07.155 --> 00:26:08.456
  • IT WILL HELP YOU TO STAY INFAITH AND BELIEVE FOR THE
  • 00:26:08.456 --> 00:26:09.991
  • FAITH AND BELIEVE FOR THEBRIGHT FUTURE THAT BELONGS
  • 00:26:09.991 --> 00:26:11.793
  • >ANNCR: REQUEST YOUR COPY OF
  • 00:26:12.594 --> 00:26:13.895
  • >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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  • DON'T UNDERSTAND" TODAY ATJOELOSTEEN.COM OR CALL
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  • >JOEL: YOUR SUPPORT IS
  • 00:26:24.172 --> 00:26:25.173
  • >JOEL: YOUR SUPPORT ISMAKING A DIFFERENCE AROUND
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  • MAKING A DIFFERENCE AROUNDTHE WORLD. THANK YOU SO MUCH
  • 00:26:26.508 --> 00:26:27.809
  • THE WORLD. THANK YOU SO MUCHFOR YOUR PRAYER, YOUR
  • 00:26:27.809 --> 00:26:29.511
  • FOR YOUR PRAYER, YOURGENEROSITY. YOU ARE HELPING
  • 00:26:29.511 --> 00:26:31.446
  • GENEROSITY. YOU ARE HELPINGTO CHANGE PEOPLES LIVES.
  • 00:26:31.446 --> 00:26:32.213
  • TO CHANGE PEOPLES LIVES.AND A SPECIAL THANK YOU
  • 00:26:32.213 --> 00:26:33.615
  • AND A SPECIAL THANK YOUTO OUR CHAMPION OF HOPE
  • 00:26:33.615 --> 00:26:35.116
  • TO OUR CHAMPION OF HOPEPARTNERS FOR ALL YOU DO TO
  • 00:26:35.116 --> 00:26:37.252
  • PARTNERS FOR ALL YOU DO TOMAKE THE MINISTRY POSSIBLE.
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  • BOOK. IT'S CALLED,
  • 00:26:39.454 --> 00:26:41.523
  • BOOK. IT'S CALLED,"EMPTY OUT THE NEGATIVE".
  • 00:26:41.523 --> 00:26:42.457
  • "EMPTY OUT THE NEGATIVE".IT WILL HELP YOU LIVE FROM
  • 00:26:42.457 --> 00:26:43.825
  • IT WILL HELP YOU LIVE FROMA PLACE OF FAITH, A PLACE
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  • A PLACE OF FAITH, A PLACEOF TRUST.
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  • OF TRUST.I HOPE YOU'LL PICK UP A COPY
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  • I HOPE YOU'LL PICK UP A COPYFOR YOU AND A FRIEND.
  • 00:26:48.063 --> 00:26:48.897
  • FOR YOU AND A FRIEND.AND DON'T FORGET ABOUT THE
  • 00:26:48.897 --> 00:26:50.699
  • AND DON'T FORGET ABOUT THEINSPIRATION CUBE.
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  • INSPIRATION CUBE.WE'RE GETTING SO MANY GREAT
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  • WE'RE GETTING SO MANY GREATREPORTS. IT HAS OVER 400
  • 00:26:53.034 --> 00:26:55.270
  • REPORTS. IT HAS OVER 400OF MY MESSAGES ON IT,
  • 00:26:55.270 --> 00:26:56.838
  • OF MY MESSAGES ON IT,31 DECLARATIONS, ONE FOR
  • 00:26:56.838 --> 00:26:59.174
  • 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
  • 00:27:04.879 --> 00:27:06.381
  • YOU AND YOUR FAMILY A VERYMERRY CHRISTMAS.
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  • MERRY CHRISTMAS.WE ARE PRAYING THAT YOU'RE
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  • WE ARE PRAYING THAT YOU'REGOING TO HAVE A GREAT
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  • GOING TO HAVE A GREATCHRISTMAS SEASON AND THAT
  • 00:27:09.617 --> 00:27:11.419
  • CHRISTMAS SEASON AND THATYOU'RE GOING TO FINISH 2020
  • 00:27:11.419 --> 00:27:12.654
  • YOU'RE GOING TO FINISH 2020STRONG.
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  • STRONG.UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN, MAY THE
  • 00:27:13.988 --> 00:27:15.790
  • 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
  • 00:27:17.425 --> 00:27:19.094
  • MAY HE SHOW YOU HIS FAVORAND HAVE MERCY ON YOU.
  • 00:27:19.094 --> 00:27:20.361
  • AND HAVE MERCY ON YOU.MAY HE WATCH OVER YOU AND
  • 00:27:20.361 --> 00:27:23.698
  • > ANNCR: STAY CONNECTED
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  • > ANNCR: STAY CONNECTEDWITH US ON SOCIAL MEDIA BY
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