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God Won't Jerk You Around

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February 2, 2021
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The Potter's Touch program, featuring the ministry of Bishop T.D. Jakes, tackles today's topics and issues by offering practical and spiritual solutions to life's toughest questions.

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God Won't Jerk You Around

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  • female announcer: Coming up on"The Potter's Touch."
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  • Bishop T.D. Jakes: I rememberwhen I didn't have this.
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  • I remember when I didn't havethat.
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  • I remember when I didn't have acar.
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  • I remember when I didn't have alicense.
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  • I remember when I didn't have afamily.
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  • To God be the glory for thethings.
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • ♪ "The Potter's Touch""The Potter's Touch" ♪♪
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  • Bishop T.D. Jakes: He says, butthrough your seed with Sarah,
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  • not Hagar, shall all nations ofthe earth be blessed.
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  • The problem was, he conceivedseed with Hagar, when the only
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  • problem that was against him inhaving a child was the
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  • barrenness of Sarah's womb.
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  • Sarah is the wife, Hagar is themaid.
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  • Stay with me.
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  • [laughter]
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  • Now you cannot give your fortuneto your maid's child.
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  • Not and stay with your wife.
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  • Let all the women say, amen.
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  • So the wife says to Abraham, puther out, and her nappy-head
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  • child coming up out of here,she's gotta go.
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  • [laughter]
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  • I paraphrased it to fit theaudience.
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  • The kind of thing that I'm surewould resonate with many women
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  • in the house today.
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  • And so Abraham is now forced toput away his woman and her
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  • child, and to wait on thepromise that would come through
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  • Sarah, his wife.
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  • And the problem, though, is thatSarah's womb is dead.
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  • We know that Abraham is stillstrong because he's been
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  • with Hagar.
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  • And he was strong even when hewas wrong.
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  • [laughing]
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  • All the men really, they, y'allenjoyin' this one this morning,
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  • ain't ya?
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  • Glory to God.
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  • But God does not send thepromise while Abraham is strong,
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  • while he was virile.
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  • See, a lot of time the church,when you preach sermons that are
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  • illustrated by pregnancies,women go bananas because they
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  • really can relate to givingbirth, most women can, and it
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  • resonates with them.
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  • But this is something that'sgonna really capture the men and
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  • educate the women.
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  • Virility is incredibly importantto men.
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  • I'm glad for the one honestbrother in the church
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  • that say yes sir, yes sir, amen.
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  • Wherever you are, God bless youfor that amen, 'cause the rest
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  • of these brothers are all phony.
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  • You don't get so spiritual thatyou don't care.
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  • Go ahead, look me in the eye,don't be lookin' down.
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  • We do care a whole lot aboutthat.
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  • Abraham is thirsty to be like heused to be, and he is at the
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  • mercies of God because he can nolonger will it to happen
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  • in himself.
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  • In what area of your life areyou at the mercies of God?
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  • Has your marriage gone limp?
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  • Have you knocked on every dooryou could knock on goin' for a
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  • job and nothing is working foryou?
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  • What area are you facingimpotence?
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  • You don't have to be a man.
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  • Oh, you don't hear me, I'mworkin' on you today.
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  • You don't have to be a man to beimpotent.
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  • There are plenty of women whoare facing things where you've
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  • tried everything you could andnothing happened.
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  • You thought about it, youconjured imagination, and still
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  • there was no change, and youwere impotent.
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  • And when you are impotent, Godis omnipotent.
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  • [audience applauding]
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  • Bishop Jakes: And he broughtAbraham's body back to life
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  • when he was an old man,
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  • because of his purpose.
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  • To accomplish his purpose, Godwill take less and do more
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  • with it.
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  • To accomplish his purpose, hewill take something broken and
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  • do something whole.
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  • To accomplish his purpose, he'lluse a stick, a rod, against
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  • 600 chariots.
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  • To accomplish his purpose, he'llyou make you fight with the
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  • jawbone of an ass.
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  • To accomplish his purpose, he'lltake two fish and five loaves of
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  • bread and feed five thousand.
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  • Everything doesn't have to beworking right for God to
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  • bless you.
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  • [audience applauding]
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  • Bishop Jakes: So God touchedAbraham's body, and as
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  • an old man he felt the glory.
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  • Come on, fellas.
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  • Come on, boys, talk to me aboutfeeling the glory.
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  • You know that signal, that bing,bang, boom, right?
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  • Oh yeah!
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  • Come on, Sarah, put the kids tobed, gonna be a blessing in
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  • here tonight.
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  • Glory to God, hallelujah.
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  • And ain't no blessing like ablessing you ain't had for a
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  • long time.
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  • Couldn't do, couldn't happen,couldn't change.
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  • Abraham had it back for God'sglory, for God's purpose.
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  • God gave it back to him toaccomplish his purpose.
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  • God had to give it back toAbraham, because through
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  • Abraham's lineage should comeJesus.
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  • And God couldn't let the factoryclose before the son of God
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  • started coming down through 42generations.
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  • God will never let the doorclose on his divine purpose,
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  • whatever he's got to do toresurrect his purpose.
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  • What God has spoken shall surelycome to pass.
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  • [audience applauding]
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  • Bishop Jakes: And so after manyfailed attempts,
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  • many embarrassing excuses,
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  • he got it back.
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  • My God, if he would havebelieved the failures, he would
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  • have missed the opportunity.
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  • He had to have the faith to tryit one more time.
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  • [speaking in tongues].
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  • Glory to God.
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  • Touch your neighbor and say, tryit again.
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  • Now, I don't mean to be crude,and I don't mean to be rude, but
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  • only a man fully knows howdifficult it is to try it again
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  • after multiple failures.
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  • After multiple failures, youdon't want to bring it up.
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  • Let's talk about somethin' else,what's for dinner tonight?
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  • How you doing?
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  • Because failure is frightening,it's frustrating,
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  • it's embarrassing.
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  • Have you gone through somethingwhere you have tried over and
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  • over again and failed?
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  • And it's been frustrating andit's been embarrassing.
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  • Oh believe me, I'm not talkingabout sex.
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  • If that's what you think I'mtalkin' about, your mind is too
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  • small to comprehend theconversation.
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  • Take another class.
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  • I am using sex as a metaphor forfailures in your life that have
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  • made you afraid to try again.
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  • And yet God says, this time, Iswear I'm gonna bless you.
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  • [audience cheering]
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  • Bishop Jakes: Touch seven peopleand say, try it again.
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  • [audience chatter]
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  • Bishop Jakes: And God anointedAbraham and gave him a seed.
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  • God gave him a seed.
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  • A seed so strong that when ithit Abraham's old body it
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  • strengthened him.
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  • Oh, when God gives you a seed,it will strengthen.
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  • The bowed-down head and thefeeble knee will all be
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  • strengthened with one word fromGod.
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  • People don't understand why youcome to church, your only
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  • day off.
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  • They tell you, you ought to stayin the bed.
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  • But I'll tell you why I come.
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  • I come to get the Word, becausethe Word will strengthen
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  • you again.
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  • Slap your neighbor and tell 'em,I feel my help coming.
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  • I feel my help for Mondaymorning comin' Sunday morning.
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  • I feel my help for the mountainof this week comin' through the
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  • Word I got on Sunday.
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  • And God gave Abraham a seed,
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  • and it was a powerful seed,
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  • a seed so strong and so divine.
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  • Not only was the seed alive, butit quickened everything
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  • it touched.
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  • It passed through Abraham's bodyand it brought Abraham's body
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  • back to life again.
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  • It hit Sarah's womb and itquickened it and resurrected it
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  • and brought it back to lifeagain.
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  • I know it was God's seed.
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  • It couldn't have been Abraham'sseed, because 42 generations
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  • later Jesus would come out andsay, I am the seed of Abraham.
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  • [audience applauding]
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • Bishop T.D. Jakes: 2020 hasbeen a year, a year-long fight,
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  • for your mind.
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  • When everybody's running awaythat's when smart people run in.
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  • And what we have to do is findpeople who want to move the
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  • country and the world forward,and equip them with the
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  • panoramic view of thought.
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  • The walls are gone andlimitations are off.
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  • It's one thing to hear theinformation, but I want to break
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  • it down as you read to yourself.
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  • It's a higher hill to climb thanit was before all of this
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  • happened, so this kind ofinformation is
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  • vitally important.
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • Bishop T.D. Jakes: Does theblessing outlast the assignment?
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  • I understood why he wouldquicken Abram's body and allow
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  • him to go into his wife because,after all, God wanted Isaac.
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  • But having gotten Abram's onlyson, so that he could take him
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  • to Mount Mariah and use him asan illustration of the cross in
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  • the Old Testament, the questionremains.
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  • Is Abraham still functional
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  • after his assignment is over,
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  • after he had accomplished hispurpose?
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  • Does God just use me for what hewants and then leave me
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  • when his will is done?
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  • Now Sarah has had Isaac, and shehas died.
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  • And Isaac, after her death, hasgotten married.
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  • And Isaac full-grown and Sarahdead, Abraham decides to get
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  • married again.
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  • And he marries this woman youhear nothing about.
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  • Keturah.
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  • And through this woman he hassix sons.
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  • I asked God, I said, since youknew, being omniscient, that you
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  • were going to bring Abraham'sbody back to life again, why did
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  • you let it die in the firstplace?
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  • Sometimes it feels like you arejerking me.
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  • Why, if you were gonna heal me,why did you let me get sick?
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  • If you were gonna raise me up,why did you let me fall so low?
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  • If you were going to bring meout of Egypt, why did you take
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  • me in?
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  • Is there any purpose in thehiccups of life?
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  • Is there any sense in it at all?
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  • You gave Abraham back hisvirility so strong that even
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  • beyond his purpose he was stillfunctioning in his blessing.
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  • Why do you let me dip like this?
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  • And I could not figure it out.
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  • And he said one thing for me tosay to you.
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  • He said, if he didn't dip, hewould never be grateful.
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  • It is only when you have lost it
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  • and gotten it back, it's onlywhen you fell down
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  • and get back up again,it's only when you
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  • crawl to touch the hem of hisgarment, it's only when you've
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  • been bowled over and he says,now woman, thou art loose, that
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  • you go into praise.
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  • Can you imagine the woman whowas bowed over for 18 years was
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  • dancing, and there was a womanstanding beside her who had
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  • never been bent who never dancedat all.
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  • Why did she dance?
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  • Because she was grateful.
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  • Why was she grateful?
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  • Because she'd been through thegap.
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  • Abraham, every time he touchesKeturah, he says,
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  • not by might, nor by power,
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  • but by thy Spirit,
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  • God, I thank you for thethings I took for granted.
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  • Because if you never challengedthem, I would never
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  • appreciate them.
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  • And now I praise you for thevery thing that the person
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  • sitting next to me takes forgranted, because in the gaps in
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  • my life you taught me toappreciate and to praise you and
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  • to worship you and to honor you.
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  • And I know I look like a foolraising my hand and thanking you
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  • for the very same thing that theguy has next to me, but when I
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  • look back over my life and I seewhat I've been through, I now
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  • know that if it had not been forthe Lord that was on my side I
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  • would've been--
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  • God said to tell you thismorning, I am not
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  • jerking you around.
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  • I didn't take you through what Itook you through just because I
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  • was playing with your life andyour emotions, your
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  • circumstances and yoursituations.
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  • But I took you through it tomake you grateful.
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  • I took you through it so thatyou would praise me without a
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  • praise leader, without a praisedancer, without a praise band.
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  • I took you through that so thatevery time you function, every
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  • step you take, every time youget in a car, every time you
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  • walk in your house, every timeyou lay down in your bed, you
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  • say, Lord, I thank you.
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  • I remember when I didn't havethis.
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  • I remember when I didn't havethat.
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  • I remember when I didn't have acar.
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  • I remember when I didn't have alicense.
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  • I remember when I didn't have afamily.
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  • To God be the glory for thethings.
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  • I wanna take just 60 seconds forsome grateful people to praise
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  • God for the things he restored,for the things he gave back, for
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  • the things that he quickened,for the things that he revived.
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  • And if God hadn't done nothingfor you, sit down in your seat.
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  • But if God ever made a way,opened up a door and gave you a
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  • second chance, don't you sitthere looking at me, open your
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  • mouth and give God a--
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • Bishop Jakes: Grateful.
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  • Grateful.
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  • You see, what I want the peopleto understand is that Abraham
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  • married Keturah, and he wasvirile, and they had six sons,
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  • and that's wonderful.
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  • But the fact that he wasrestored does not negate the
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  • fact that he had been throughpain.
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  • He had lost Sarah, the love ofhis life.
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  • He had been through trials andtests of all sizes
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  • and dimensions.
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  • He had separated from Lot.
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  • He had been rejected by many.
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  • And what I want you tounderstand is that the presence
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  • of problems should not rob youof the feeling of gratitude.
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  • Bishop T.D. Jakes: There aremoments in your life where
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  • you're still counting it all up.
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  • And I came to tell you, don'tstop counting.
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  • female announcer: You can walkin everything God has for you
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  • glory surpasses all of ourtroubles.
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  • Bishop T.D. Jakes: There is nocomparison between what you are
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  • going through and what God hasfor you.
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  • female announcer: If you keepcounting, seeking, and trusting,
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  • and "Count It All Up" by BishopT.D.
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  • Jakes.
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  • Start the New Year off strong byremembering all that God has
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  • done for you.
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  • Take a bold, life-changing stepin your faith today.
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