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Dedication to Destiny

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December 27, 2020
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Because God has a plan for lives, sometimes we think there’s no action required on our part to achieve His plan; however, our lives are full of decades, dreams, and decisions that call us to destiny.

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Dedication to Destiny

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  • ♪♪♪
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  • Bishop T.D. Jakes: What do youneed to be more dedicated to
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  • in order to win?
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  • Most people have never throwntheir whole weight
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  • at anything, ever.
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  • Most people have never put inthe work for their dream.
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  • The 10.000 hours-- no, no, no,they want it on credit.
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  • They won't read what they'resupposed to read, work the way
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  • they're supposed to work, dowhat they're supposed to do, and
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  • they will blame God for theirown trifling, lazy,
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  • inconsistent behavior.
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  • All of us have some area that wehave not mastered.
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  • I'm not preaching this toconvict you, I'm preaching this
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  • to challenge you.
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  • What is it about you that isconsistent, that you're willing
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  • to be dedicated to?
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  • Because that's all wecan use for destiny.
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • ♪ The Potter's TouchThe Potter's Touch ♪
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  • Bishop T.D. Jakes: There werethree things that God gave
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  • Joseph in the prison that helpedhim through the prison.
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  • Number one, the Bible says,the Lord was with him.
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  • [woman shouting]
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  • The Lord was with him.
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  • He gave him companyin the prison.
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  • He said, "If you're in it,I'm in it with you."
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  • I don't know who I'm teachingtoday, but the Lord said,
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  • "I'm in it with you."
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  • You had to sell the car,I'm in it with you.
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  • You had to sell the house,I'm in it with you.
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  • He left you for another woman,he said, I didn't.
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  • I'm still in the house with you.
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  • I'm still going to open doorsfor you, I'm still gonna make
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  • ways for you.
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  • I will not leave you byyourself.
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  • She don't appreciate who you areas a man, God says, I do.
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  • I am with you in the prison.
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  • Not just in church, not just onSunday morning, not just when
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  • the praise team sings, not justwhen everybody beating the drum,
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  • not when people arehappy and shouting.
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  • God says, I'm with you when itdoesn't look profitable to be
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  • with you, I am with you.
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  • That's what separates me fromsome of them folks you call
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  • friends, even when there isno opportunity.
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  • Oh, God, you don't hearwhat I'm saying to you.
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  • So you go ahead and praise himfor your car, and you praise him
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  • for your stocks, you praise himfor your mutual fund, I praise
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  • him for not leaving me.
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  • Thank you for being with me whenall hell was breaking loose.
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  • I'm just glad that youwas with me.
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  • [applauding]
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  • We're gonna practice that.
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  • Shake somebody by the hand, say,"The Lord is with me."
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  • The Lord is with me.
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  • I may be sleeping on this floor,but the Lord is with me.
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  • I may be in some kindof trouble right now,
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  • but the Lord is with me.
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  • I may have a lump in my breast,but the Lord is with me.
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  • I may be down on my luck, butthe Lord is with me.
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  • Luck comes, luck goes,but the Lord is stable.
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  • The Lord is with me.
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  • I don't know who I'm talkingto-- the Lord is with me.
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  • He was with me in 2019,he's with me in 2020,
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  • he's gonna be with me in 2021.
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  • [applauding]
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  • If you want to get with God,get with me,
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  • 'cause the Lord is with me.
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  • If you want to fight God, fightme, 'cause the Lord is--
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  • if you and me get into it,he's on my side.
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  • That's how I feel about it.
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  • You got to know that you knowthat you know that you know I'm
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  • with you, even when you don'tfeel me, even when you don't
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  • like the condition, even whenyou don't like the circumstance.
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  • So number one, the Lord is withhim, number two, he showed
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  • him mercy.
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  • Mercy sure do look good whenjustice ain't just.
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  • He showed him mercy,he showed him mercy.
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  • Have mercy.
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  • I don't understand how peoplewho need mercy can be
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  • so merciless.
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  • His mercies are new everymorning.
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  • He showed him mercy.
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  • That's why I beat everybodypraising God, 'cause he showed
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  • me mercy, and I owehim a praise.
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  • I don't mind raising my hand, Idon't mind clapping my hands,
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  • 'cause, hey, God dealt with meaccording to my sins.
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  • I would've been cut off,but the Lord showed me.
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  • Whoo!Whoo!
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  • I feel a shout coming on,I feel a shout--
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  • I'm not even trying to shout,but I feel a shout, 'cause when
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  • I think of the goodness of Jesusand all that he's done for me,
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  • my soul cries out.
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  • He showed me mercy, he showed memercy, he showed me mercy,
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  • he showed me mercy.
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  • Number three, he gave himfavor with the warden.
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  • He gave him favorwith the warden.
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  • [laughing]
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  • He gave him favorwith the warden.
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  • You might not believe this, butGod will make folks like you.
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  • You think it's just 'causeyou're so charismatic, no,
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  • God will make folks like you.
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  • He gave him favorwith the warden.
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  • You walk in like you know theylike you, 'cause God is gonna
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  • give you favor, favor with theperson in power.
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  • Am I talking to anybody in here?
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  • Now, let me go a little bitdeeper with this, I'm almost
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  • where I want to be.
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  • The thing that gets me aboutJoseph is that he was dedicated
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  • in a deficit.
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  • I understood him being dedicatedin Potiphar's house, 'cause he
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  • was on the upside, but this boyis dedicated in prison.
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  • He's running the prison.
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  • The inmate is runningthe prison.
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  • If you stop crying about being ainmate, you'll see why you're in
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  • the situation you're in, becauseGod's going to get some glory
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  • out of the situationthat you're in.
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  • God doesn't just reveal himselfby changing situations,
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  • sometimes God uses the situationto change you.
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  • So what gets me about him isthat he is dedicated in a
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  • deficit, in prison.
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  • He's still serving, he's stillleading, he's still helping,
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  • he's still giving, and had henot been dedicated in a deficit,
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  • he would have neverreached his destiny.
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  • Had he gotten bitter ordepressed or discouraged
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  • and said, "I'm through.
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  • Last time I was dedicated, itdidn't work, I'm not gonna do
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  • it anymore.
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  • I'm not going out there likethat, I'm not going out like
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  • that, I'm not gonna do it," hewould have died in prison.
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  • But he was dedicated in adeficit.
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  • Can you be dedicated in a churchthat's not growing?
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  • Can you be dedicated to a jobyou think that's beneath you?
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  • I know you say you're gonna getdedicated when you get the
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  • promotion, no, you're gonna bededicated now, that's how you're
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  • gonna get the promotion.
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  • I'm helping somebody, I don'tknow who it is.
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  • So dedication has to be aninternal impulse, and not an
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  • external reaction.
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  • He must be dedicated becausehe's dedicated.
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  • He is not dedicated becausethings are going good.
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  • He has not allowed externalcircumstances to define
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  • internal character.
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  • He's just dedicated, he's adedicated person, he's been
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  • dedicated all his life.
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  • When he's in, he's all in; whenhe's there, he's really there;
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  • when he's giving, he's reallygiving; when he's serving, he's
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  • really serving.
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  • Regardless, this is who he is.
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  • Don't let life changewho you are.
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  • You gotta be consistent evenwhen life is chaotic,
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  • because now I seewhy God chose Joseph.
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  • He could trust him.
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  • He chose Josephbecause he could trust him.
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  • And Joseph ends up the Prince ofEgypt because he's consistent.
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  • Can God trust you?
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  • In prison, no pay, nobody thereto say, "Atta boy"?
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  • God blesses people he can trust.
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  • Can he trust you with power?
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  • See, 'cause power--
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  • [laughing]
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  • See, see, see, trusting you withmoney ain't no problem.
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  • Trusting you with power?
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • Bishop T.D. Jakes: I want tochallenge you to continue to
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  • support the ministry, becauseyou know as well as I do that
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  • the ministry is not about pewsand it's not about benches and
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  • it's not about stained glasswindows or technology or any of
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  • the things you see around us.
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  • This is not ministry, ministryis Word reaching ear, power
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  • touching need, miracles touchingmess, that's ministry.
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  • And there is nothing about thissituation that can circumvent
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  • the ministry from reaching notonly you and you and you and
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  • you, but people all over theworld by the power of God.
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  • If your faith is invigorated, ifyour mind is renewed, if you've
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  • watched this broadcast, if it'schanged your life in any kind of
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  • way, then I don't have to tellyou that it's good ground.
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  • And I don't have to encourageyou to sow, because you're too
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  • much of a Christian to cheat Godout of the opportunity to pour
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  • out supernatural blessings inyour life, because we are coming
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  • to a time that if God doesn't doit, it doesn't get done.
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  • The just shall walk by faith.
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • Bishop T.D. Jakes: All of ushave some area that we have
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  • not mastered.
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  • I'm not preaching this toconvict you, I'm preaching this
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  • to challenge you.
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  • What is it about you that isconsistent that you're willing
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  • to be dedicated to?
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  • Because that's all we can usefor destiny.
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  • Joseph down in jail interpretingother people's dreams, and he's
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  • doing it for people, and saying,"Man, this is what's
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  • gonna happen.
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  • You're gonna get out in threedays, you're going to get out.
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  • And you're goingback to the king.
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  • And in three days," to thisother joker, "You gonna be dead.
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  • You fake and you phony, youdon't know who you are, you
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  • didn't dream nothing, you'retrying to slip in on somebody
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  • else's anointing.
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  • In three days, you're gonna bedead," and he's dead.
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  • The butler gets out and forgetsJoseph, but Joseph is
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  • still dedicated.
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  • The butler forgets himfor two years.
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  • I told you it's gonna take adecade, it's gonna take a decade
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  • to anchor down everything thatyou're doing right now, it's
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  • gonna take a decade to get itwhere it's established and it's
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  • solid and where you're fullyrespected on the next level of
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  • where you're going.
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  • Expect it to take some time--two years he spent forgotten by
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  • the people he helped.
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  • But Dr. King said, "Truthsmashed down to the ground will
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  • rise again undaunted."
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  • It may take a long time, but ifyou just keep doing right, if
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  • you just stand your ground andbe dedicated, if you keep doing
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  • right, you can overcomeanything, you can lose weight,
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  • you can go back to college,you can get your doctorate.
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  • If you just keep--
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  • God can only bless what youare consistent about.
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  • Dedication to destiny.
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  • This is my opportunity todedicate my way unto the Lord
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  • and say, you know what?
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  • I'm going to stop being up anddown and back and forth and
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  • flipping in and flipping out,and I'm going to be consistent
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  • even though my life is not, eventhough this year will not be
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  • consistent, even though myfriends won't be consistent, and
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  • my family won't be consistent,my spouse won't be consistent.
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  • Even though everything around memay not be consistent, these are
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  • the areas that I vow I'm gonnahold to, I will not drop this.
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  • I may drop something else,I ain't say nothing about
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  • no banana pudding,but this other stuff--
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  • we still working about that.
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  • Well, that's where the mercy,that's where the mercy--
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  • back in the other part--the mercy and the pudding
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  • and the mercy and the puddingand the mercy go together,
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  • Lord have mercy.
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  • But this right here, this righthere, Jesus, this right here,
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  • we gonna lock this down,we gonna walk this out.
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  • If I don't save but $10 a week,we gonna walk this out.
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  • If I don't laybut 200 pounds--
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  • 200 calories down a week,we going to walk this out.
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  • If I don't take but one class ayear, we're gonna walk this out.
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  • This right here, I'm going toput this on lock, I'm gonna put
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  • this on lock, because if I putthis on lock right now, by the
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  • time I get through walkingthrough this, I'm going to be
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  • exactly where I need to be.
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  • [applauding]
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  • Shake your neighbor and say,I'm after something, I'm after
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  • something, I'm after something,I'm after something, and I'm
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  • willing to lock down to get it,I'm willing to be stable
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  • to get it, I'm willing todedicate myself toward it,
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  • I am not waiting on youto give me nothing.
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  • You ain't got to give mea thing.
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  • I am not gonna be chasing himbehind you, sniffing up behind
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  • you, trying to get on your goodside in the hood.
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  • I ain't tap dancingor none of it.
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  • I'm gonna get this myself, andwhatever it takes, I'm gonna pay
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  • the price, and I'm not gonna owenobody when I get it, it's gonna
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  • be me and Jesus.
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  • It won't be nothing about you,it's gonna be me and the Lord.
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  • Touch three people and say,"I'm after something."
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  • Yeah, I'm gonna do this, I'mgonna do this, I'm gonna do
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  • this, I'm gonna do it when I'min jail, I'm gonna do it when
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  • I'm out of jail, I'm gonna do itwhen things go right, I'm gonna
  • 00:18:42.638 --> 00:18:45.741
  • do it when things go wrong,I'm gonna do this.
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  • I'm going to be consistent,Lord, you can count on me
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  • for this.
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  • I will bless the Lordat all times.
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  • His praise shall what?
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  • What can he count on?
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  • I learned a long time ago, 50%of winning is showing up for
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  • the fight.
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  • The fight is half overwhen you show up.
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  • You will never win a fight youdon't show up for.
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  • I'm showing up for this,I'm showing up for the fight,
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  • here I am, ready for duty.
  • 00:19:20.776 --> 00:19:24.713
  • I am through hiding in theshadows, for fear that I
  • 00:19:24.746 --> 00:19:29.751
  • might fail.
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  • I'm going to face this head-onand let the chips fall where
  • 00:19:37.759 --> 00:19:41.029
  • they may, yes sir, I let thechips fall where they may.
  • 00:19:41.063 --> 00:19:46.268
  • I'mma show up for the fight.
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  • You can count on me, I'mma showup every day, I'mma make a
  • 00:19:49.271 --> 00:19:53.041
  • little dent in it every day, I'mgonna hit it every day, I'm
  • 00:19:53.075 --> 00:19:56.545
  • going to chop it every day, Imust swing every day, you can
  • 00:19:56.578 --> 00:20:00.182
  • count on me to take action.
  • 00:20:00.215 --> 00:20:03.552
  • I will not waste another decadecomplaining about who didn't
  • 00:20:03.585 --> 00:20:07.456
  • love me and who didn't raise meand who didn't invest in me and
  • 00:20:07.489 --> 00:20:11.994
  • who didn't teach me.
  • 00:20:12.027 --> 00:20:13.328
  • I'm tired of my own story.
  • 00:20:13.362 --> 00:20:16.598
  • I want a new story, I want a newtestimony, I wanna see thy hand.
  • 00:20:16.632 --> 00:20:22.638
  • Oh, I feel God in this place.
  • 00:20:25.574 --> 00:20:30.012
  • [congregation cheering]
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  • Took them two years, Jackie, toget rid of the amnesia, and all
  • 00:20:41.823 --> 00:20:46.161
  • of a sudden the butler--
  • 00:20:46.194 --> 00:20:47.729
  • Pharaoh had a dream, and nobodycould interpret it.
  • 00:20:47.763 --> 00:20:51.767
  • And the butler says, "You know,there's-- that old
  • 00:20:51.800 --> 00:20:55.504
  • whatchamacallit, down therein prison-- Joseph, yeah,
  • 00:20:55.537 --> 00:20:59.708
  • I was in the joint with him.
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  • Yeah, he pretty good, Lord,he's pretty good."
  • 00:21:04.246 --> 00:21:10.252
  • Had he not been good in prison,he would have never got to
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  • the palace.
  • 00:21:16.625 --> 00:21:17.926
  • It was what he did in prisonthat brought him to the palace.
  • 00:21:17.959 --> 00:21:23.965
  • Suppose he would have cussedthe butler out and said,
  • 00:21:23.999 --> 00:21:29.404
  • "Forget you.
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  • Get out the best way you can.
  • 00:21:32.641 --> 00:21:34.576
  • I got my own problemsright now."
  • 00:21:34.609 --> 00:21:37.679
  • But he was consistent.
  • 00:21:37.713 --> 00:21:41.883
  • And they came and knockedon his jail cell, said,
  • 00:21:41.917 --> 00:21:44.052
  • "The king has need of you."
  • 00:21:44.086 --> 00:21:48.523
  • And he washed up, got a line,got his fade just right, said,
  • 00:21:48.557 --> 00:21:54.563
  • "I'm going to see the king."
  • 00:21:59.768 --> 00:22:02.838
  • I prophesy to you this day,somebody is going to see
  • 00:22:02.871 --> 00:22:06.842
  • the King.
  • 00:22:06.875 --> 00:22:10.112
  • "Your eyes have not seen, yourears have not heard, neither has
  • 00:22:10.145 --> 00:22:13.715
  • entered into your heart whereGod is about to take you."
  • 00:22:13.749 --> 00:22:17.018
  • He's about to take you intoanother dimension, you're going
  • 00:22:17.052 --> 00:22:20.322
  • to see the King.
  • 00:22:20.355 --> 00:22:21.690
  • Touch your neighbor and say, I'mgoing to see the King, I'm going
  • 00:22:21.723 --> 00:22:24.960
  • to see the King, I'm going tosee the King, I'm going to see
  • 00:22:24.993 --> 00:22:28.063
  • the King, I'm going to see theKing, I'm going to see the King,
  • 00:22:28.096 --> 00:22:31.566
  • I'm going to see the King, I'mgoing to see the King, I'm going
  • 00:22:31.600 --> 00:22:35.070
  • to see the King, I'm goingto see the King.
  • 00:22:35.103 --> 00:22:39.641
  • I'm not dressingfor where I was,
  • 00:22:39.674 --> 00:22:41.676
  • I'm dressing for whereI'm going, I'm going to see--
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  • [congregation cheering]
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  • The guy who was an inmate in onechapter becomes the head
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  • of the treasury forthe nation of Egypt.
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  • That's why I don't believein killing yourself,
  • 00:23:16.778 --> 00:23:20.048
  • 'cause when you'rekilling yourself,
  • 00:23:20.081 --> 00:23:21.683
  • you killing a selfyou ain't met yet.
  • 00:23:21.716 --> 00:23:25.387
  • You killing yourself over yourpast, but once you kill it,
  • 00:23:25.420 --> 00:23:28.457
  • it's not your past,it's already happened,
  • 00:23:28.490 --> 00:23:30.759
  • you're killing your future.
  • 00:23:30.792 --> 00:23:32.828
  • Twenty-four hours can turn yourentire life around.
  • 00:23:32.861 --> 00:23:37.232
  • You can be on your way down, andGod can turn the whole--
  • 00:23:37.265 --> 00:23:43.271
  • I wish I had a witnesssomewhere, I wish I had one Holy
  • 00:23:43.872 --> 00:23:47.876
  • Ghost witness, I wish I hada fire-baptized witness.
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  • [applauding]
  • 00:23:53.014 --> 00:23:57.853
  • So, now it comes downto your part.
  • 00:24:01.656 --> 00:24:06.061
  • Why does God haveyou here today?
  • 00:24:06.094 --> 00:24:12.100
  • What do you need to be morededicated to in order to win?
  • 00:24:13.502 --> 00:24:19.508
  • Do you know that most peoplehave never thrown their whole
  • 00:24:21.343 --> 00:24:24.679
  • weight at anything, ever?
  • 00:24:24.713 --> 00:24:30.719
  • Most people have never put inthe work for their dream.
  • 00:24:30.819 --> 00:24:36.825
  • The 10.000 hours-- no, no, no,they want it on credit.
  • 00:24:37.058 --> 00:24:43.064
  • They won't read what they'resupposed to read, work the way
  • 00:24:43.965 --> 00:24:46.034
  • they're supposed to work, dowhat they're supposed to do, and
  • 00:24:46.067 --> 00:24:51.139
  • they will blame God for theirown trifling, lazy, inconsistent
  • 00:24:51.172 --> 00:24:57.178
  • behavior, and they will act likeGod didn't come through when
  • 00:24:57.712 --> 00:25:02.183
  • the truth is, you didn'tcome through.
  • 00:25:02.217 --> 00:25:07.889
  • And God has been waiting on you,God has been waiting on you,
  • 00:25:07.923 --> 00:25:13.929
  • and he says, "As soonas he will, I will.
  • 00:25:17.332 --> 00:25:21.102
  • As soon as she does, I will."
  • 00:25:21.136 --> 00:25:25.740
  • So here's the question:What is this about?
  • 00:25:25.774 --> 00:25:31.780
  • What is he talking to you about?
  • 00:25:32.314 --> 00:25:34.449
  • And only you can answer that.
  • 00:25:34.482 --> 00:25:38.219
  • What dream do you have that youhave not fully been dedicated
  • 00:25:38.253 --> 00:25:41.423
  • to, that you've not thrown yourfull self at it consistently?
  • 00:25:41.456 --> 00:25:47.462
  • Because God said if you do itconsistently, he'll bring it
  • 00:25:54.636 --> 00:25:58.373
  • down, he'll bring it down.
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  • Bishop T.D. Jakes:The Bible says,
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  • "Let the redeemedof the Lord say so."
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  • Don't be redeemed and keep it asecret, don't be redeemed and be
  • 00:26:11.620 --> 00:26:15.423
  • an undercover agentfor the Lord.
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  • God don't need no secret agents,he needs you to say so.
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