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The Autopsy of a Decade

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December 30, 2020
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Sometimes it isn’t straightforward to follow The Spirit versus following our common sense, because The Spirit has knowledge that challenges what we see.

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  • ♪ The Potter's TouchThe Potter's Touch ♪♪
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  • Bishop Jakes: You can't keepeverything the way it was and go
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  • forward at the same time, yougot to be prepared to boil some
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  • stuff and burn some stuff and dowithout some stuff, and let the
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  • other girl be cuter than you fora little while.
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  • "Weeping may endure for a night,but joy cometh in the morning."
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  • You may have to do your ownhair, you may have to cut your
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  • nails off, I mean, when youreally willing to sacrifice--
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  • oh, y'all don't wanna hear me,y'all don't wanna hear me.
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  • No-no-no-no-no, y'all don'twanna hear that, y'all don't
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  • wanna hear that.
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  • You've gotta be willing tosacrifice and you gotta be
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  • willing to serve,
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  • and it was almost 10 yearsthat he walked
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  • with Elijah, almost a decade.
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  • Some people will serve you forweekend; if you get sick they'll
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  • come see you for a few days, ifyou stay sick very long, even
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  • your kinfolks will get tired.
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  • You know, "I'm good for 30 days,on that 31st day you better get
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  • well because you know I got afamily at home, I got things to
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  • do, I can't keep paying thesebabysitters, I got--
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  • I'm praying for you, I'mbelieving Father."
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  • 10 years he served a man he knewlittle about, in the most
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  • personal ways he took care ofhim for 10 years, and the man
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  • wasn't particularly nice, we doknow that, 'cause Elijah kept
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  • telling him to leave.
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  • Now we're living in a time todaythat people will leave your
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  • church over a member, "I leftbecause somebody in a red hat
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  • said something smart to me, backon the 27th row on the right
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  • hand corner there was a fat ladyin a red hat and she said
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  • something smart, and me and mykid left your church."
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  • If you are easily offended youwill never be awesome, you have
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  • to be strong enough to deal withdifferent types of personalities
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  • to walk into your destiny.
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  • People who are easily offendedwill never be mighty, you can't
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  • be mighty and petty at the sametime, you got to decide, am I
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  • gonna be mighty or am I gonna bepetty?
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  • He kept saying, "As the Lordliveth, I will not leave thee,"
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  • as the Lord liveth, I will notleave thee, as the Lord liveth,
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  • I will not leave thee, as theLord liveth, I will not
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  • leave thee.
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  • What produces that kind ofloyalty?
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  • Let's do an autopsy on thisdecade, what produces that kind
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  • of loyalty?
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  • You know, they do an autopsywhen they want to know what
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  • happened, what produces thatkind in an era where loyalty is
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  • hard to find, is it just goodcharacter that does that?
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  • I don't, I don't think so, Ithink it's need, Elijah needed a
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  • prophet in his stead and Elishaneeded purpose.
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  • See, if you don't need to serve,the first time I offend you, you
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  • will quit, but when you need toserve, when you are called to
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  • serve, when you get a sense offulfillment out of service, you
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  • can get your feelings hurt andstill show up for work the next
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  • day and say, "What needs to bedone?"
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  • because you gotta have a need todo it.
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  • If you don't have a need to doit you wouldn't be able to do
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  • it, you couldn't work in ourCreative Arts Department if you
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  • didn't have a need to do it,'cause when they really going
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  • after something they rehearseevery night, every night, every
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  • night, every night.
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  • Now I want to sing but I don'twanna sing every night and
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  • that's why I'm not in the choir,'cause I want to sing once
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  • a quarter.
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  • Once a quarter I will join thechoir and sing, but if y'all
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  • start rehearsing every night,every night; you have to need to
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  • do that, you have to enjoy that,you have to get a sense of
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  • fulfillment out of doing that,you have to really be into that.
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  • It's more than being able tosing, 'cause there's some people
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  • who can sing you crazy sittingout there in the pews right
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  • there but they're not reallycalled to it like that.
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  • It has to be your daily bread,it has to be what excites you
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  • and what motivates you, you haveto have a passion for it or it
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  • doesn't work.
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  • If you don't have a passion,it's not enough to have a gift,
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  • if you don't have a passion, Iknow some gifted people that's
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  • in prison, I know some giftedpeople that are sleeping up
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  • under a bridge.
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  • You have passion to go with thegift, or I can offend you and
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  • you'll walk away, and let metell you, God will always test
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  • your intent by insults.
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  • I'm gonna say it again, God willalways test your intent by
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  • insult, because if an insult canmake you quit, you wasn't worthy
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  • of the job in the first place.
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  • Elijah said, "I'm gonna stay,"I'm gonna stay.
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  • An autopsy is something they doto find out clues, to find out
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  • information, to find outinformation that was not
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  • revealed another way they do aforensic analysis to evaluate
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  • what is going on.
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  • And when they do that forensicanalysis they learn, they learn
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  • from it, they learn from what islost.
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  • When everybody through with thebody, they take the body on in
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  • and they learn from what islost.
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  • Since we are crossing a decade--
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  • See, we keep having new
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  • experiences without doingautopsies on old ones.
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  • So we get married again withoutfinding out what went wrong with
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  • the first marriage, and so therewe are doing again in the second
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  • marriage what we did in thefirst marriage, 'cause the truth
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  • be told we're still married tothe first person.
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  • So when the second person getsmad or does something that
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  • reminds you of the first person,you get mad and flip out in an
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  • uncanny way that shocks him,because they don't realize
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  • you're not really talking tohim, you're talking to the other
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  • guy that you were married tobefore because you have never
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  • done an autopsy on your past tofigure out what needs to change
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  • in order to really walk in thenewness of life.
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  • You've got a new date, you'vegot a new dress, you got a new
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  • house, you got a new name butthat same old attitude continues
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  • to live because you have neverhad the courage to do an autopsy
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  • on the past to prepare for thefuture.
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  • There are things you can learnfrom what you lost, there are
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  • things you can learn from whatyou lost, there are things that
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  • you can learn, and so there,we're gonna do an autopsy to
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  • understand things better.
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  • In theology, there's a termcalled eschatology, and
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  • eschatology comes from two Greekwords which means last study,
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  • let's do a last study, the studyof the end of things: end of an
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  • age, the end of the world, theend of nature, the end of the
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  • kingdom, the end of an era, theend of a thing.
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  • Look back over 10 years in yourlife, what happened?
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  • What happened, what happened inyour life over 10 years and what
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  • have you learned from it?
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  • Because if you lost it anddidn't learn anything from it
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  • that means you have no profitfrom it, and one of the worst
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  • things you can be in theScriptures is an
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  • unprofitable servant.
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  • An unprofitable servant issomebody who has nothing left
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  • from what they lost.
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  • They're unprofitable, doesn'tmean that they didn't do
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  • business but they didn't haveanything left from what they
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  • lost, they broke even.
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  • I made it, glory to God, it'sanother year, I made it, it's
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  • another year, I made it, it'sanother year, I made it, it's
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  • another decade, I made it, it'sanother husband, I made it, I
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  • got me a new man, I made it, Igot me a new girl, I made it, I
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  • got me a new job, I made it, Imoved into a new city, I made
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  • it, I got me a new church, butyou still got the attitude from
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  • the old church.
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  • If you don't learn from whatyou've lost you have no profit,
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  • why would you have that muchpain and no profit?
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  • To have gone through that muchpain ought to demand that you
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  • get something out of it thatmakes you wiser, that makes you
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  • stronger, that makes you better,that makes you healthier, that
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  • makes you whole.
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  • And so I thought we ought to do,I thought we oughtta do an
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  • analysis to begin to understandthe journey that they went on
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  • because there might be someclues; let me look under here.
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  • He took him to Gilgal, he tookhim to Gilgal.
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  • They'd been in Gilgal, Gilgal isthat place that stones and
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  • knives were in Gilgal, Gilgal isthe place where the children of
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  • Israel gathered stones as amonument so that their children
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  • would know that God was withthem when they pass through the
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  • Jordan River; so that's why Icall it stones and knives.
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  • Gilgal is the place, that whenthis next generation got ready
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  • to cross over they took sharpstones and made knives out of
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  • them and circumcised their sonsbefore they went into the
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  • promised land, and Elijah andElisha went through Gilgal, the
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  • place of cutting, the place ofseparation, the place of
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  • rolling away.
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  • That's what it literally means,Gilgal literally means to roll
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  • away: roll away shame, roll awayanger, roll away disgrace, roll
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  • away hostility.
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  • You gotta roll some things away,you've gotta roll them away to
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  • make sure that when theycircumcise the men, that means
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  • some things didn't cross theJordan with them; they left
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  • something behind, they left somethings behind, what are you
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  • going to leave behind?
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  • Are you willing to leave behindthe way you talk?
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  • Are you willing to leave behindthe way you think about
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  • your story?
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  • Most people are not and that'swhy they never have a new
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  • experience because they neverhave new language.
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  • We think about our lives indecades, I was from the sixties,
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  • all the boomers will tell youright now, "I grew up in the
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  • sixties, child."
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  • All the boomers, am I right?
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  • I grew up in the 'sixties,I grew up in the sixties.
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  • Well I grew up in the'seventies,
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  • I grew up in the eighties.
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  • We think about our lives indecades but we plan our lives in
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  • days; very few people have aplan for the next 10 years.
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  • So how can you measure how goodwas the day when you don't have
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  • the decade in mind?
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  • How can you measure the successof a year if you don't have a
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  • long term goal in mind?
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  • Where do you want to be 10 yearsfrom now?
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  • You evaluate the year, notwhether good or bad happens in a
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  • year, which is a message to thechurch has been teaching for
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  • years, "This is gonna be youryear," and you shout all over
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  • the church 'cause you think thatnothing gonna go wrong
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  • that year.
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  • People are going to die thisyear, people gonna get sick this
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  • year, people gonna have carwrecks this year, people are
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  • going to get on your nerves thisyear, things are gonna happen to
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  • you that's not fair this year.
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  • That happens every year, that islife.
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  • I'm not talking about life,there will be no magic years
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  • where nobody dies, death is anatural part of life; it's
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  • painful, it hurts, I'm notminimizing it but understand
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  • that that is going to happen.
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  • You are not going to pray deathaway, it's your family today,
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  • it'll be my family tomorrow,it'll be that family that
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  • next day.
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  • Death is a reality, it alwayshas been and will be.
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  • There will be no magic years asit relates to life.
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  • male: Showing them that Godcares.
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  • female: Personal commitment--female: And keeping my word.
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  • too, I'm there too, I'm theretoo, I'm there too.
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  • Bishop Jakes: I have a uniquecompassion to reach all people
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  • of all races and all colors andall kinds with the love of Jesus
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  • Christ, but without yourpartnership my vision dies in
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  • my heart.
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  • It is when I touch you that itis birthed around the world.
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  • open themselves up to God and heblesses them in ways they never
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  • Bishop Jakes: See, y'all don'tlike us when we tell the truth,
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  • and that's what makes us lie.
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  • That's what makes us lie,because we like to be lied to
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  • and preachers like to be liked,so they say what you want to
  • 00:14:48.137 --> 00:14:51.373
  • hear rather than what you needto hear, and then you wonder why
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  • your faith doesn't work.
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  • You need somebody to tell youthe truth.
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  • There will be no magic yearswhere everything goes right, and
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  • everybody likes you andeverybody treats you good and
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  • everybody treats you right, andyou get everything you're
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  • going after.
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  • There will be no years likethat, there's always gonna be
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  • somebody getting on your nerves,there's always gonna be somebody
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  • talking about you, there'salways gonna be somebody
  • 00:15:16.365 --> 00:15:18.467
  • fighting you, there's alwaysgonna be something to solve,
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  • there's always gonna be badnews, there's always gonna be
  • 00:15:20.536 --> 00:15:23.105
  • shocking news and there's alwaysgonna be years full of good
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  • and bad.
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  • So how do we monitor whether theyear is successful?
  • 00:15:27.876 --> 00:15:30.813
  • We monitor it by how close itgot us to the decade, and the
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  • goal we set for the next 10years.
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  • All those other things aredistractions, all those other
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  • things are distractions.
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  • God said I will fight, in fact,I will take the bad things and
  • 00:15:48.063 --> 00:15:51.300
  • make them work for your good ifyou have purpose.
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  • If you have purpose, "I willmake all things work together
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  • for the good of them that lovethe Lord;" even the bad things,
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  • even the things you've criedover, even the people who died,
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  • even the people who left you,even the people who forsook you.
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  • God said if you keep your mindon what your purpose is, I'll
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  • make it work for your good.
  • 00:16:08.684 --> 00:16:10.119
  • They'll curse you and I'll makeit a blessing, they'll fire you
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  • and I'll open up a way for you,they'll walk over top of you and
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  • I'll choose you and bring youfrom the back row to the front
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  • row, because I am God, I bringup one, I take down another, I'm
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  • God all by myself.
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  • Am I in the right churchtonight?
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  • Am I talking to the rightpeople?
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  • I want to get you ready, I'mtired of giving you junk food
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  • and trying to get you to believesomething that ain't never
  • 00:16:34.209 --> 00:16:36.211
  • gonna happen.
  • 00:16:36.245 --> 00:16:38.113
  • There's always gonna be somebodycrazy in your family, there's
  • 00:16:38.147 --> 00:16:40.783
  • always gonna be somebody whodisrespects you, there's always
  • 00:16:40.816 --> 00:16:43.419
  • gonna be somebody who don't wantto treat you right: that
  • 00:16:43.452 --> 00:16:45.888
  • is life.
  • 00:16:45.921 --> 00:16:49.058
  • So success is, regardless ofthese distractions how close am
  • 00:16:49.091 --> 00:16:53.629
  • I getting to being a betterperson?
  • 00:16:53.662 --> 00:16:57.032
  • How close am I getting to beinga better man?
  • 00:16:57.066 --> 00:16:58.634
  • How close am I getting to whatGod created me to be?
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  • I want this year to propel meinto my destiny, if it's just
  • 00:17:02.304 --> 00:17:08.243
  • but one step, I want to make onestep closer into what I'm
  • 00:17:08.277 --> 00:17:12.147
  • supposed to be so that when Iget to the next 10 years, when I
  • 00:17:12.181 --> 00:17:16.018
  • get to the decade, I am readyfor that stage of my life.
  • 00:17:16.051 --> 00:17:19.555
  • And so he walked him to Gilgaland said you got some cutting to
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  • do, dude.
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  • You got some flesh gotta comeoff of you, you got some things
  • 00:17:25.327 --> 00:17:28.097
  • that need to be rolled away offfor you for you to be the person
  • 00:17:28.130 --> 00:17:30.499
  • that you need to be, and I don'tcare how much money you make, it
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  • won't be enough to substitutefor you cutting yourself.
  • 00:17:33.202 --> 00:17:37.106
  • You're better at cutting cowsthan you are at cutting you.
  • 00:17:37.139 --> 00:17:42.144
  • So he's teaching him discipline,and he goes to Gilgal, and then
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  • he takes him to Bethel, andBethel is a place where Jacob
  • 00:17:51.153 --> 00:17:54.056
  • lays his head on a stone and theheavens open up to him because
  • 00:17:54.089 --> 00:17:57.626
  • he wants him to know, "Youalways have access to God."
  • 00:17:57.659 --> 00:18:02.197
  • This is something I want you tosee, this is really big, a lot
  • 00:18:02.231 --> 00:18:05.534
  • of preachers won't tell youthis.
  • 00:18:05.567 --> 00:18:07.169
  • Bethel is the place where Jacoblaid his head on a stone, and
  • 00:18:07.202 --> 00:18:10.072
  • the heavens opened up and theangels ascended and descended,
  • 00:18:10.105 --> 00:18:13.308
  • and he called it Bethel becausehe called it the House of God
  • 00:18:13.342 --> 00:18:16.245
  • 'cause he literally thought hehad found this spot that opened
  • 00:18:16.278 --> 00:18:20.716
  • up to the heavens, he thought itwas the spot.
  • 00:18:20.749 --> 00:18:23.519
  • It really wasn't the spot, itwas the space he was in.
  • 00:18:23.552 --> 00:18:31.126
  • Any spot is the spot if you'rein the right space.
  • 00:18:31.160 --> 00:18:36.231
  • You can go in the bathroom andshut yourself up in the stall
  • 00:18:36.265 --> 00:18:39.701
  • and it can be the right spot ifyou're in the right space.
  • 00:18:39.735 --> 00:18:43.472
  • It could be in your car, youcould be in your car riding down
  • 00:18:43.505 --> 00:18:46.942
  • the road and God will come inthe car with you.
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  • Bethel is the place where youlearn you got an access to God,
  • 00:18:50.812 --> 00:18:54.249
  • Bethel is the place where youlearn you don't have to call
  • 00:18:54.283 --> 00:18:56.718
  • your prayer partner, you don'thave to call your prayer sister,
  • 00:18:56.752 --> 00:18:59.988
  • you don't need your pastor tocome by your house, you don't
  • 00:19:00.022 --> 00:19:02.925
  • need the bishop to bless you,you don't need to kiss the
  • 00:19:02.958 --> 00:19:05.727
  • Pope's ring; that wherever youare, if you stand still and call
  • 00:19:05.761 --> 00:19:09.464
  • on the name of the Lord, Godwill show up in your life
  • 00:19:09.498 --> 00:19:12.534
  • right there.
  • 00:19:12.568 --> 00:19:13.869
  • God don't have no specialpeople, God don't have no
  • 00:19:13.902 --> 00:19:16.572
  • special people, you're just asmuch God's child as I am God's
  • 00:19:16.605 --> 00:19:20.042
  • child, God will hear you just asfast as he will hear me.
  • 00:19:20.075 --> 00:19:23.612
  • Away with this notion that Godhas special people, you are the
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  • one that God has given access.
  • 00:19:27.516 --> 00:19:29.451
  • He wants the prophet tounderstand you can ring him up
  • 00:19:29.484 --> 00:19:33.088
  • wherever you are and God willcome to you.
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  • God will come to you when yourmouth is taped up, God will come
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  • to you with a tube down yourthroat, God will come to you
  • 00:19:40.229 --> 00:19:43.599
  • when you laid out on astretcher, God will come to you
  • 00:19:43.632 --> 00:19:46.835
  • in a nursing home, God will cometo you in a homeless shelter,
  • 00:19:46.868 --> 00:19:50.839
  • God will come to you whereveryou are.
  • 00:19:50.872 --> 00:19:53.342
  • God will come on the bus withyou, God will get in the mansion
  • 00:19:53.375 --> 00:19:57.412
  • with you, God will come in themiddle of a wheelchair with you.
  • 00:19:57.446 --> 00:20:01.316
  • God will come in your crisis,God will come into the jail
  • 00:20:01.350 --> 00:20:04.820
  • cell, God will come into prison,God will come in unemployment
  • 00:20:04.853 --> 00:20:09.324
  • line, God will come when you'reblind, God will come when
  • 00:20:09.358 --> 00:20:13.562
  • you're deaf.
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  • I don't care what yourcircumstance is, if you go to
  • 00:20:14.930 --> 00:20:18.000
  • Bethel, Bethel will come to you.
  • 00:20:18.033 --> 00:20:20.035
  • You can turn your bathroom intoa chapel, you can go down in
  • 00:20:20.068 --> 00:20:24.106
  • your basement and God will comein your basement, you can be in
  • 00:20:24.139 --> 00:20:27.509
  • an outhouse and God will come inthe outhouse.
  • 00:20:27.542 --> 00:20:30.145
  • Wherever you call on the name ofthe Lord, God will show up.
  • 00:20:30.178 --> 00:20:33.782
  • I wish I had a 100 radicalpeople that will start calling
  • 00:20:33.815 --> 00:20:37.653
  • on God.
  • 00:20:37.686 --> 00:20:42.457
  • Yes, yes, I want you to be solow that you tell your neighbor,
  • 00:20:42.491 --> 00:20:48.664
  • "Whenever I call him he showsup."
  • 00:20:48.697 --> 00:20:52.367
  • Whenever I call him out he showsup, whenever I call him he shows
  • 00:20:52.401 --> 00:20:56.938
  • up, whenever I called him heshows up.
  • 00:20:56.972 --> 00:20:59.741
  • He's right there whenever I needhim.
  • 00:20:59.775 --> 00:21:02.811
  • Somebody give the Lord a praiseright now.
  • 00:21:02.844 --> 00:21:09.785
  • C'mon-c'mon, praise him,c'mon-c'mon, praise him,
  • 00:21:09.818 --> 00:21:13.255
  • c'mon-c'mon, praise him,c'mon-c'mon, praise him,
  • 00:21:13.288 --> 00:21:16.591
  • c'mon-c'mon, praise him,c'mon-c'mon, praise him.
  • 00:21:16.625 --> 00:21:19.828
  • He's there, he's there, he'sthere, he's there.
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  • Hadi, I don't understand me,they think I mean that he's
  • 00:21:25.434 --> 00:21:27.803
  • coming, he's not coming, he'sthere.
  • 00:21:27.836 --> 00:21:31.206
  • His name is Jehovah-shammah,Jehovah-shammah means I
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  • am present.
  • 00:21:35.310 --> 00:21:36.645
  • I'm not on my way, I'm notcoming, I'm not fixing to come.
  • 00:21:36.678 --> 00:21:40.816
  • Boom, I'm there.
  • 00:21:40.849 --> 00:21:44.920
  • I'm there in the fiery furnace,I'm there in your depression,
  • 00:21:44.953 --> 00:21:49.458
  • I'm there in yourdiscouragement.
  • 00:21:49.491 --> 00:21:51.727
  • Boom, I'm right there.
  • 00:21:51.760 --> 00:21:55.897
  • You cannot be my prophet if youcannot provoke my presence, you
  • 00:21:55.931 --> 00:22:02.304
  • cannot be my prophet and leadthe congregation to get in the
  • 00:22:02.337 --> 00:22:05.774
  • presence of God, you cannot bemy prophet and lead the organ to
  • 00:22:05.807 --> 00:22:09.111
  • get into the presence of God,you gotta be able to bring him
  • 00:22:09.144 --> 00:22:11.279
  • about all by yourself.
  • 00:22:11.313 --> 00:22:19.788
  • So why are you taking out slopjars and cleaning counters and
  • 00:22:19.821 --> 00:22:22.491
  • washing my underwear, I'm stillteaching you something, so,
  • 00:22:22.524 --> 00:22:27.262
  • "Despise not the day of smallbeginnings."
  • 00:22:27.295 --> 00:22:29.865
  • While you're working a jobthat's half paying you the wages
  • 00:22:29.898 --> 00:22:32.200
  • you really wanna be paid, Godsays I'm still teaching you
  • 00:22:32.234 --> 00:22:34.803
  • something, I'm still showing yousomething in the middle of that.
  • 00:22:34.836 --> 00:22:38.106
  • I didn't bring you there for themoney, I brought you there to
  • 00:22:38.140 --> 00:22:40.642
  • learn something, I brought youthere to be a witness, I brought
  • 00:22:40.675 --> 00:22:43.178
  • you there to be a testimony, Ibrought you there for you to
  • 00:22:43.211 --> 00:22:45.714
  • learn something.
  • 00:22:45.747 --> 00:22:47.082
  • I'm getting you ready forsomething that's bigger than
  • 00:22:47.115 --> 00:22:48.583
  • where you are right now.
  • 00:22:48.617 --> 00:22:50.018
  • You keep talking to me aboutwhere you are right now, I'm
  • 00:22:50.051 --> 00:22:52.888
  • getting you ready for whereyou're going.
  • 00:22:52.921 --> 00:22:55.023
  • There's a reason I put you inthat situation, there's
  • 00:22:55.056 --> 00:22:57.726
  • something I'm trying to show youabout yourself, there's
  • 00:22:57.759 --> 00:23:00.262
  • something I'm trying to show youabout your situation.
  • 00:23:00.295 --> 00:23:02.864
  • It's not about the money, don'tworry about the money, when the
  • 00:23:02.898 --> 00:23:06.234
  • time is right I'll give you themoney.
  • 00:23:06.268 --> 00:23:08.904
  • Right now I'm trying to give youthe experience of understanding
  • 00:23:08.937 --> 00:23:12.674
  • me in another level.
  • 00:23:12.707 --> 00:23:14.009
  • If I'm talking to you, give himsome kind of praise, oh.
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • ♪♪♪
  • 00:23:26.922 --> 00:23:28.757
  • Yeah-yeah-yeah-yeah-yeah-yeah,
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  • yeah-yeah-yeah-yeah,yeah-yeah-yeah-yeah.
  • 00:23:30.358 --> 00:23:32.661
  • Yeah, I'm not happy, you're notsupposed to be happy, you're not
  • 00:23:32.694 --> 00:23:36.097
  • gonna be happy every day.
  • 00:23:36.131 --> 00:23:37.432
  • You're not gonna be happymarried, you're not going to be
  • 00:23:37.466 --> 00:23:39.201
  • happy single, you're not gonnabe happy in the penthouse,
  • 00:23:39.234 --> 00:23:41.703
  • you're not going to be happy inthe basement.
  • 00:23:41.736 --> 00:23:43.338
  • Every day life is not supposedto be for your joy, it's
  • 00:23:43.371 --> 00:23:47.409
  • supposed to be for yourexperience.
  • 00:23:47.442 --> 00:23:49.711
  • God wants to give you anexperience that draws you closer
  • 00:23:49.744 --> 00:23:53.215
  • and closer to him.
  • 00:23:53.248 --> 00:23:54.616
  • Oh my God, I feel the anointingin this place, somebody on this
  • 00:23:54.649 --> 00:23:58.286
  • side is praying, open your mouthup and give God a praise
  • 00:23:58.320 --> 00:24:02.357
  • right now.
  • 00:24:02.390 --> 00:24:03.725
  • ♪♪♪
  • 00:24:03.758 --> 00:24:12.667
  • Hallelujah, touch your neighborand say I can ring him up.
  • 00:24:12.701 --> 00:24:18.306
  • I would love to have your helpbut if you don't help me I could
  • 00:24:18.340 --> 00:24:21.943
  • help myself.
  • 00:24:21.977 --> 00:24:23.345
  • If you don't call him I'll callhim myself, if you don't praise
  • 00:24:23.378 --> 00:24:27.082
  • him I'll praise him myself, ifyou don't love him I'll love him
  • 00:24:27.115 --> 00:24:30.418
  • myself, if you're not anointedI'm anointing myself, if you
  • 00:24:30.452 --> 00:24:34.756
  • can't get a prayer through I'llget one through myself.
  • 00:24:34.789 --> 00:24:38.927
  • Somebody open your mouth andhelp me praise him, open your
  • 00:24:38.960 --> 00:24:41.930
  • mouth, come on and open yourmouth, yeah, somebody open your
  • 00:24:41.963 --> 00:24:45.534
  • mouth in here, somebody openyour mouth in here.
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • And so he comes down, I feellike preaching now.
  • 00:24:53.742 --> 00:25:00.649
  • He comes down to the Jordan, andwhen it gets to the Jordan he
  • 00:25:00.682 --> 00:25:07.255
  • says, If you see me when I'mtaken up there are some things
  • 00:25:07.289 --> 00:25:13.562
  • you can't get from me in a week,you can't be my best friend in
  • 00:25:13.595 --> 00:25:17.999
  • a weekend.
  • 00:25:18.033 --> 00:25:20.502
  • There are some things you can'tget from me early, I got to know
  • 00:25:20.535 --> 00:25:26.107
  • you, I got to see you mad, Igotta see you hurt, I gotta see
  • 00:25:26.141 --> 00:25:32.781
  • you depressed, I gotta see youlonely.
  • 00:25:32.814 --> 00:25:36.318
  • Oh my God, let me stare at you awhile 'cause I need to know
  • 00:25:36.351 --> 00:25:40.488
  • whatever we go through there'ssome things that remain
  • 00:25:40.522 --> 00:25:43.692
  • consistent in your life.
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  • I need to know that I can counton you even when you're
  • 00:25:45.860 --> 00:25:50.165
  • depressed, even when you'refeeling low.
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  • If you're gonna be my prophet,whew, if you're going to be my
  • 00:25:52.634 --> 00:25:59.274
  • prophet you gotta be consistent.
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