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The Battle is Not Yours

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January 5, 2021
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You have to believe that what you have is enough to fight the battle in front of you.

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  • female announcer: Coming upon "The Potter's Touch."
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  • Bishop T D Jakes: It is notabout how well you fight, it is
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  • about what you are fighting for.
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  • You cannot defeat your giantuntil you believe that what you
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  • got is enough.
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  • Somebody holler, "Enough!"
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  • And I want you to shout untilyour devil hears you, until your
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  • Goliath hears you, until yourcircumstance hears you, until
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  • your doubt hears you, and yourfear hears you.
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  • Shout, "Enough!"
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  • ♪ The Potter's Touch,The Potter's Touch ♪♪
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  • Bishop Jakes: 1 Samuel17:21-29:
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  • "For Israel and thePhilistines had put the battle
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  • in array, army against army."
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  • Army-- that's the battle, armyagainst army.
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  • That's-- that was the strategythat the Israelite army had and
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  • the Philistinian army had.
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  • They were going to go armyagainst army.
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  • "And David left his carriage inthe hand of the keeper of the
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  • carriage, and ran into the army,and came and saluted
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  • his brethren.
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  • And as he talked with them,behold, there came up the
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  • champion, the Philistine ofGath."
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  • He wasn't even in the plan--Goliath.
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  • This big joker wasn't even in mydaily calendar.
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  • He didn't pop up in my memos onmy phone.
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  • I was supposed to bring lunch toa fight between armies and
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  • armies, and here comes this bigjoker.
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  • I know everybody in here got abig old something you got to
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  • fight, your Goliath, your giant,your devil, your thing.
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  • And you don't just fight it whenthings are bad, you fight it
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  • when things are good, you fightit when you're about to get a
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  • promotion, you fight it when adoor is opened, you fight it
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  • when things are wonderful, andyou fight it when all hell is
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  • breaking loose.
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  • Here comes Goliath from Gath.
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  • I ain't going to Gath, but Gathcame to me.
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  • Gath sure can find you.
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  • "Goliath by name, and out of thearmies of the Philistines, and
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  • spake according to the samewords; and David heard them.
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  • And all the men of Israel, whenthey saw the man, fled from
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  • him," and they were scared todeath.
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  • "They were sore afraid."
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  • Certain things make me soreafraid.
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  • "And the men of Israel said,'Have you seen this man that
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  • is-- have you seen this man whohas come up?
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  • Surely, to defy Israel is hecome up; and it shall be that
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  • the man who killeth him, theking will enrich him with great
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  • riches, and will give him hisdaughter, and make his father's
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  • house free in Israel.'"
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  • Free means no taxes.
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  • You kill this, and your daddydon't have to pay taxes.
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  • You kill this, and you kill yourdebt.
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  • Good God of mercy.
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  • You kill this, you can changeyour family's environment.
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  • You kill this, you can break thecurse over your generations.
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  • You kill this, and it'll put youon a completely
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  • different trajectory.
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  • It will take you from takingcare of sheep to walking around
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  • in a palace if you can just killthis.
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  • Touch three people, say, "Helpme kill it," help me kill it,
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  • help me kill it, help me killit, help me kill it, help me
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  • kill it.
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  • And David said, "What?"
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  • "What shall be done to the manthat killeth this Philistine and
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  • taketh away the reproach fromIsrael?
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  • For who is this-- who is thisuncircumcised Philistine, that
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  • he should defy the armies of theliving God?"
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  • Who is this uncircumcisedPhilistine, that he should defy
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  • the armies of my destiny, thearmies of my future, the armies
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  • of my peace, and the army--whois this uncircumcised Philistine
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  • that every time I take two stepsforward it knocks me three
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  • steps back?
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  • Who is this uncircumcisedPhilistine that would come in
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  • and wreck my marriage?
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  • Who is this uncircumcisedPhilistine that would separate
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  • me from my own child?
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  • When you see David talking likethat, look at his resistance to
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  • accepting what others ran from.
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  • I will not let this giantdisrespect my God.
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  • I will not let this giant leavemy daddy in debt.
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  • You mean I got a chance to haveanother kind of life if I
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  • kill him?
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  • You mean I can be free, what?
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  • I was born in debt, I was bornin trouble, I was born with this
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  • hanging over my head.
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  • Who is this uncircumcisedPhilistine, that he should defy
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  • the armies of the-- wait, David,you don't understand
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  • something, baby.
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  • You ain't even in the army.
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  • It's not like David is asoldier, David is a child.
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  • He don't have no uniform, hedon't have no sword, he don't
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  • have no shield, he don't evenhave a horse.
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  • All he has is outrage.
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  • It says, "'Who is thisuncircumcised Philistine, that
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  • he should defy the armiesof the living God?'
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  • And the people answered himafter this manner, saying, 'So
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  • shall it be done to the man thatkilleth him.'"
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  • If you kill him, you get it all.
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  • Killing him will affect who youmarry, killing him will affect
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  • where you sleep, killing himwill change how your story ends,
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  • killing him will open up newdoors for you, killing him will
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  • change your daddy's situation,killing him will affect your
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  • entire family, killing him willaffect your entire nation,
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  • killing him will change your jobdescription.
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  • You won't have to shovel sheepdung anymore if you could just--
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  • [speaking in tongues]-- if youcan just kill him.
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  • I don't know, I don't know, butI don't think I'm the only one
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  • that got something that'sstanding in between me and what
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  • I'm after.
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  • Every time I go after it, herecomes something from Gath,
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  • trying to stop me from the nextlevel.
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  • Tell your neighbor, "The devilis a liar."
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  • Verse 28: "And Eliab, his eldestbrother, heard when he spake to
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  • the men; and Eliab was angry,his anger was kindled
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  • against David.
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  • He said, 'What are you doingdown here?
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  • You don't have no business downhere.
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  • Why camest thou down hither?
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  • And with whom hast thou leftthose few sheep in
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  • the wilderness?'"
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  • You know, every time you getready to do something great,
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  • there's always somebody whoreminds you of your place.
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  • And this is how they say ittoday, they don't say it in that
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  • King James language, they say,"I knew you when."
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  • Who are you to go after that,who are you to build a house,
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  • who are you to write a book, whoare you?
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  • Now, this does not come from thegiant.
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  • I could have took the insult ifit came from the giant, but this
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  • comes from the same brother thatI came to bring lunch.
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  • How could you eat my lunch andtalk against my destiny?
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • Bishop Jakes: Some things canonly come from God, and she
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  • said, "I am a woman of asorrowful spirit, but have
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  • poured out my soul before theLord."
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  • She said, "I'm a praying woman."
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  • God says the thing that bringspeace to pain is making your
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  • requests made known unto God.
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • How is your prayer life lately?
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • Bishop Jakes: He came to bringus some lunch, yee, and he
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  • stepped into a fight.
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  • Lord, thank you, because the
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  • devil has been picking on me,
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  • and he came 30 years-- you say,
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  • "Don't say nothing, but when we
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  • get to the top of the hill"-- my
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  • hill was called Vandalia, his
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  • was called Golgotha, but-- oh, Ifeel like preaching this thing.
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  • Y'all can't handle that kind ofpreaching.
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  • Can y'all handle this kind ofpreaching?
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  • I said, can y'all handle thiskind of preaching?
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  • You--I'm kind of confusedbecause Jesus's own disciples
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  • didn't get him.
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  • They thought he had come tooverthrow Caesar and to take
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  • care of their concerns.
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  • They had defined him by whatthey needed from him.
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  • Eliab's anger looks like Peter'sanger, trying to keep Jesus back
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  • from the cross.
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  • He defines Jesus as a politicalreformation,
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  • never understandingthat until Jesus fought this
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  • cross thing, he couldn't get to
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  • the greater dimension of who hewas.
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  • Oh yes, he did come to bring thelunch, that's not a lie.
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  • Ain't it something when you gotto fight something that's kind
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  • of true?
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  • It's easy to fight somethingthat's a lie, but when it's when
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  • it's true-- I did come to bringthe lunch, but there's more in
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  • me than what you see.
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  • There's more in me than apolitical leader.
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  • My kingdom is not of this world,you're trying to hold me down to
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  • this level of definition, but Ihave a higher purpose that I
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  • must achieve.
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  • You say the victory was won atCalvary.
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  • I say the victory was won atGethsemane, because it was at
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  • Gethsemane [speaking in tongues]
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  • that he made a decision.
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  • Hey, touch somebody, say, "Ihave decided."
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  • It don't have nothing to do withhow I feel, it don't have
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  • nothing to do with what you saidabout me, I have the--
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  • See, I know he didn't want to doit, 'cause he said, "Father, if
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  • it be thy will,pass this bitter cup from me."
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  • He had to pray over it threetimes to finally say, "Not now."
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  • Thy--
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  • Sit with me, let metalk to you, I gotta talk
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  • to you.
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  • There are three things, you see,I'm trying to figure out: Am I
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  • preaching about David, or am Ipreaching about Jesus, who is
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  • the son of David, or am Ipreaching about you?
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  • For beloved now are ye.
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  • You see, if it's true aboutDavid, and if it's true about
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  • Jesus--
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  • [congregation cheering]
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  • then it's true about you.
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  • You got something that keepscoming down out of Gath,
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  • snorting at you, telling youwhat you can't do and what you
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  • can't be, defining you by yourchildhood, calling you a "boy,"
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  • calling you "less than."
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  • There were three things that Igot out of the text that I want
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  • you to get, that are important.
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  • It is at the point of decisionthat three things had to
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  • be decided.
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  • Number one: I want you to writedown "eclipse," because until
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  • your calling eclipse yourcircumstance--
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  • see, it's cause thatbrings about effect.
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  • If you don't have a cause, youdon't have an effect.
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  • Ooh, can I take some time?
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  • I kinda wanna take some timewith this.
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  • The reason we are losing ouryoung boys is that in the
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  • absence of a cause,circumstances will
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  • always prevail.
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  • If you don't give a mansomething that's more important
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  • than how he feels, he willalways digress back to
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  • his feelings.
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  • Is there not a cause?
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  • See, David was a lunch boy untilhe came down to the battle and
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  • he saw what was at stake, andthen the calling eclipsed
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  • the conflict.
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  • O God, help me preach this.
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  • Have you ever been scared ofsomething until-- oh, I wish I
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  • had a witness in here.
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  • I'm gonna ask again: Have youever been scared of something
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  • until what it was stopping youfrom became more important than
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  • what you thought about it?
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  • I'm telling you, it'll make alittle woman jump over a
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  • big man.
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  • If you don't believe it, hit oneof these women's children, hit
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  • one of these women's children,watch her turn into a
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  • guerrilla warrior.
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  • Touch somebody and say, "Don'tmess with my child."
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  • "Is there not a cause?"
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  • means your calling must eclipseyour circumstance,
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  • or you will go back tobeing who you were.
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  • Whenever what's in front of youbecomes more important than what
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  • was behind you, you will alwaysget away.
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  • Whenever what is in front of youbecomes more important than what
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  • was behind you, you will alwaysget away.
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  • Is there not a cause?
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  • The cause eclipsed thecircumstance.
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  • You need a cause.
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  • It is not about how well youfight, it is about what you are
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  • fighting for.
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  • Leave, my brother.
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  • So I want you to find the thingthat eclipses what you
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  • afraid of.
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  • "Father, if it be thy will, passthis bitter cup from me."
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  • We don't even understand whateclipsed his feelings until the
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  • writer in Hebrews says that hedespised the shame of the cross,
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  • but for the joy-- here it come--that is set before him.
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  • When he saw you and I, iteclipsed the cross, it eclipsed
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  • his fear, it eclipsed hisfeeling-- you need an eclipse.
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  • Number one, you gotta have aneclipse, number two is the
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  • word "enough."
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  • You cannot defeat your giantuntil you believe that what you
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  • got is enough, until you believewho you are is enough.
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  • Shout, "I am enough."
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  • I don't need the armies to helpme.
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  • I don't need Eliab to believe inme.
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  • I don't need Saul's armor tofight with.
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  • I will use what I have becausewhat I have-- I said, what I
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  • have-- I said, what I have isenough.
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  • Somebody shout, "Enough!"
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  • No wonder the devil spent somuch time and energy trying to
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  • convince you that you were notenough, because until you decide
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  • that who you are and what youhave is enough, you could never
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  • defeat him.
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  • It is not so important what's inyour bag, Michael, it's what you
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  • think about what's in your bag.
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  • Do not become overly impressedwith the rock, because the rock
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  • shouldn't have been able to killthe giant.
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  • But because of how David thoughtabout the rock--
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  • [speaking in tongues]
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  • What do you think about yourrock?
  • 00:22:15.117 --> 00:22:21.089
  • It is not your preaching, it'swhat you think about
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  • your preaching.
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  • [speaking in tongues]
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  • Hallelujah, it's not what youlook like, it's what you think
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  • about what you look like.
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  • Somebody holler, "Enough!"
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  • I wish to God, I wish to Godthat the people who shouted it
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  • believed it.
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  • I'mma give you one more chance,and I want you to shout it until
  • 00:22:49.418 --> 00:22:54.723
  • your devil hears you, until yourGoliath hears you, until your
  • 00:22:54.756 --> 00:22:59.795
  • circumstance hears you, untilyour doubt hears you, and your
  • 00:22:59.828 --> 00:23:04.766
  • fear hears you.
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  • Shout, "Enough!"
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  • Well, well, well, well, well,well, well, well, well, well,
  • 00:23:18.747 --> 00:23:24.252
  • well, well, well, well, well,well, well, well, well, well.
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  • Good God Almighty, I feel likepreaching this morning, woo!
  • 00:23:27.189 --> 00:23:32.527
  • I feel like preaching, becausewhen I think about all the
  • 00:23:32.561 --> 00:23:37.098
  • things that said he wasn'tenough-- his daddy didn't think
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  • he was enough.
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  • He never brought him down to beanointed when the prophet Samuel
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  • came to anoint him.
  • 00:23:48.610 --> 00:23:51.079
  • He even tried to anoint somebodyelse, 'cause he didn't see David
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  • as enough.
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  • Good God Almighty, when Davidcame down to bring the lunch,
  • 00:23:56.785 --> 00:24:02.190
  • Eliab said he wasn't enough, andwhen Goliath saw him coming at
  • 00:24:02.224 --> 00:24:07.529
  • him, Goliath said he wasn'tenough.
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  • The only one who thought he wasenough was David himself.
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  • And as a man-- I'mpreaching way better than you
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  • shouting--as a man.
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  • Somebody holler, "Enough!"
  • 00:24:32.587 --> 00:24:40.762
  • Now, now, now, now, now, don'tsay nothing.
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  • Wait till we get to the top ofthe hill.
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  • You got a devil to fight.
  • 00:24:50.171 --> 00:24:55.176
  • He been roaring and snoring,whooping and hollering.
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  • Even everything around you doesnot confirm that you are enough.
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  • You do not need your Goliath tobelieve you are enough, and you
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  • have wasted too much time tryingto convince your brothers
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  • you enough.
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  • You have posted everything onFacebook you could, trying to
  • 00:25:18.433 --> 00:25:22.203
  • get all of your friends to seethat you're enough, but it is
  • 00:25:22.237 --> 00:25:27.909
  • not what they say that willcause you to get the victory.
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  • You can shut down your computerand holler to
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  • yourself, "Enough!"
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  • [congregation cheering]
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  • To all of you that are steppinginto a new job,
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  • holler, "Enough."
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  • To all of you that owning abusiness, holler, "Enough."
  • 00:25:55.236 --> 00:25:59.507
  • For all of you that are in arelationship, holler, "Enough."
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  • Bishop Jakes: There are momentsin your life where you're still
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  • counting it all up, and I cameto tell you, don't
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  • stop counting.
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  • Bishop Jakes: There is nocomparison between what you are
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