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Know Your Role

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January 10, 2021
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You’ve got to get better at being you. It’s time to stop letting others say who you are. You’ve got to accept yourself as God’s creation and get ready for His elevation.

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  • ♪ The Potter's TouchThe Potter's Touch ♪
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  • Bishop T.D. Jakes: You mustunderstand me, that when it
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  • comes to knowing your role, it'snot just important for disciples
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  • or preachers or leaders orthinkers or business leaders or
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  • fathers or mothers or wives orhusbands, when it comes to
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  • knowing your role, it'simportant even for animals.
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  • Even all fowl are not the same,all reptiles are not the same,
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  • all four-footed beasts are notthe same, all mammals are not
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  • the same, all fishare not the same.
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  • And peace comes in knowing whoyou are, knowing how you're
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  • created, and being willingto be yourself.
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  • If you're a bird, be a bird.
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  • Be a bird.
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  • You don't see birds sit there,pray for me that I might fly
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  • better, pray for me that I mightdo this better, pray for me that
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  • I have more feathers, becausethey know that they're not
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  • created the same, because all ofthem have something but none of
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  • them have the same thing.
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  • And you ought toat least be as smart.
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  • Take the chicken,for instance.
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  • The chicken is happy to be achicken with his short little
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  • wings and his big fat bodyand his skinny little legs.
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  • They don't need therapists, theydon't need counseling, they
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  • don't have emotional disorders,they don't have breakdowns, they
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  • don't cry.
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  • They walk around on them littlebitty legs as happy as they can
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  • be, they jump and fly about 3,4, 5 feet into the air, fall
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  • back down to the ground again.
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  • They know who they are, they'rein a class all by themselves.
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  • You don't see any other bird anymore popular on the cuisine on
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  • the restaurant liston the table list.
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  • And the chicken is ina class all by himself.
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  • In demand all over the world,from Japan to Jamaica.
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  • The chicken is in demand.
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  • He is always in demand, but heis nothing like anybody else.
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  • He's not like the eagle,for example.
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  • The eagle, who is majestic andpowerful and spreads his wings.
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  • The eagle's wings have anine-foot span from tip to tip,
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  • he's able to spread his wings asif he is a god-made jet.
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  • He flies faster than any bird,he goes higher than the chicken
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  • would ever go.
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  • His eyesight is so keen that hecan see miles away in the storm
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  • and in the dark, and hefunctions on another level.
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  • They mate in the air, they makelove in the air, they lay their
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  • eggs in the high places.
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  • Eagles are to the fowl kingdomwhat a lion is to the jungle,
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  • they are the masters of wherethey are, but they're happy to
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  • be eagles.
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  • They're not trying to bechickens, they're not tryin' to
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  • be an hors d'oeuvre, they're nottryin' to be filleted, they're
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  • not tryin' to be sauteed,they'll never be on a menu,
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  • they'll never be raisedup to be eaten,
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  • because though they can fly,they are not tasty.
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  • They got something, but theydidn't get everything.
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  • And as long and as bright and asbrilliant as the eagle's wings
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  • are, and as high as he can fly,his beauty cannot be compared to
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  • the peacock, who spreads itswings in the middle of mating to
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  • attract its mates, to show howbeautiful its feathers is.
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  • His back is straight, his headis held up high.
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  • It may not fly like the eagleand it may not taste like the
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  • chicken, but ithas amazing wings.
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  • And each of them, though theyare the same species, they were
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  • created to playa different role.
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  • All of them have attributes andliabilities, but they know who
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  • they are and they are happyto play their role.
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  • Lord, wouldn't it be amazing tobe in a church where people knew
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  • their abilities and knew theirlimitations and they were happy
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  • to be who they were!
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  • I would love to work in a placewhere everybody knew their
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  • abilities and they knew theirlimitations and they were happy
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  • to play the role!
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  • I would love to be in a familywhere everybody knew their
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  • abilities and they knew theirlimitations and they were happy
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  • to play the role!
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  • Not comparing themselves.
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  • You gave him a bigger bicyclethan you gave me, you did this,
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  • but no, no, no, no, no, no.
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  • See, peace comes from knowingand comes from understanding
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  • that every one of these has itsown kind of beauty and his own
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  • kind of purpose and its own kindof limitations, and it will all
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  • work out fine if you don't tryto be like the eagle.
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  • Everything will be all right.
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  • And if you don't come down tothe chicken coop, everything
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  • will be fine.
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  • And if you don't use thosebeautiful wings you have to try
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  • to climb to the top of amountain and soar, you will
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  • remain beautiful.
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  • But if you go to the clifftopwith them beautiful wings they
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  • will not support you.
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  • You must know your role.
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  • I wanna talk to you this morningbecause the Holy Spirit said to
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  • me that there are some of youwho do not know your role.
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  • And you say, God, I want to knowmy purpose, I wanna know my
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  • role, I wanna know what I'msupposed to do, I want to know
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  • where I am, I want to know this,you want all the information.
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  • You don't need information,you need understanding.
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  • You need an understanding thatyou are not a mistake, that you
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  • are not an accident, that youare not an afterthought, that
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  • you are not a mishap, that youare not a failure.
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  • You need to understand that yougot short wings for a reason.
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  • You need to understand thatyou're not supposed to fly like
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  • the eagles.
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  • You need to understand that Goddidn't make a mistake when he
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  • made you.
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  • You have to understand who youare so that you can interact
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  • with other people on otherlevels and know who you are
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  • because you know your role.
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  • You can't produce a film if thesupporting actor is trying to
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  • compete with the leading actor.
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  • You signed up to bea supporting actor.
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  • Now be happy to be a supportingactor, don't get in the middle
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  • of the movie and start trying tosteal the lines from the lead
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  • role, because that's notwho you are in the movie.
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  • Can I get after this?
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  • 'Cause I wanna get after this,'cause I'm tired, I'm tired of
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  • shouting saints who get happybut ain't happy, who dance but
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  • have no joy, who cry but haveno peace, who shout but have
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  • no power.
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  • And the reason you don't haveany power is that you have never
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  • learned how to maximize yourpotential on your level.
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  • God didn't promise to give usall the same stuff.
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  • Some he'll give 30, and somehe'll give 60, and some he'll
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  • give a hundredfold.
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  • And to one man he gave onetalent, and to another one he
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  • gave two, and to anotherone he gave five.
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  • God did not prepare, did notsay that he would equip us all
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  • the same.
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  • He says to us, "I gave you whatI gave you, and the only thing
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  • you have to give an account foris what the lines I gave you and
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  • the script I read to you and theonly thing I'm asking you to do
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  • is play your role."
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  • Good God almighty, I'm goingto help somebody today,
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  • I can feel it.
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  • I'm not asking you to playsomebody else's role, I'm not
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  • asking you to work with a gift Ididn't give you.
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  • The only thing I ask of you isto know your role and play your
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  • role and be confident to playthe role that God has given you
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  • and to know that that is whatthis is all about.
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  • Bishop, I hear you, and you'retalking to me, and you're making
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  • great sense, but I wanna know, Iwanna know, how does this all
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  • tie up together?
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  • I'm so glad you asked, becauseyou won't really understand why
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  • I'm preaching this text becauseI've only talked to you about
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  • the 1 John.
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  • I'm talking to you about John,the gospel of Saint John, the
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  • apostle John, the disciple John,the one who laid on Jesus'
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  • breast, I've been talking to youabout him, but he talks to you
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  • about John the Baptist.
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  • And you won't understand thepower of this text until I tell
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  • you why in the first chapter ofthe gospel of Saint John that
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  • John the writer talks about Johnthe Baptist.
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  • There are two different Johns.
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  • John the writer is one of thesons of Zebedee, described as
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  • the son of thunder.
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  • His mother, Simone, is said tobe the sister of Mary, and John
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  • the writer is said to be acousin of Jesus.
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  • And now we understand why helays on Jesus's breast, because
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  • he was a young protege, youngerthan Peter and the rest of them.
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  • That's why he outran them whenthey went to the empty tomb,
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  • because he was young, when theywere getting older.
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  • That's why he outlived him andends up out on Patmos, writing,
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  • and dies of old age.
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  • And he's not martyred the waythe rest of them were, because
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  • we're talking aboutJohn the writer.
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  • But John the writer, immediatelyin the first chapter, introduces
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  • us to John the Baptist.
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  • What was it about Johnthe Baptist that made John
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  • the writer write aboutJohn the Baptist?
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  • Can I have some time with this?
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  • You see, John the Baptist is theone that introduced John the
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  • writer to Jesus.
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  • See, John, the Saint John, thewriter who wrote the book,
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  • started out not as a disciple ofJesus Christ, he was a disciple
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  • of John the Baptist.
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  • So John the Baptist was hisfirst pastor.
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  • And he writes to us about theexperience and the lesson he
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  • learned from his first pastor,John the Baptist.
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  • Wild locust and honey-eatingJohn the Baptist.
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  • John the Baptist with the funnyclothes, John the Baptist who
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  • ministered in the wilderness,John the Baptist who broke the
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  • protocol and was notlike his father.
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  • He did not serve in the temple,but he preached in
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  • the wilderness.
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  • John The Baptist who wasconfident in his own skin, John
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  • the Baptist who had his own nameset apart from all of his
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  • kindred, and none of his kindredhad been called by his name
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  • John the Baptist.
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  • His first pastor knewwho he was.
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  • He says, I am not Elias, I amnot Esias, I am not the Messiah.
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  • I am a voice.I am!
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  • The I am's keep goin' on and on.
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  • I am a voice cryingin the wilderness.
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • Bishop T.D. Jakes: We're cominginto a season of giving right
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  • now and an opportunity to plantinto the kingdom of God, to get
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  • good seed into good ground sothat we can have a good harvest.
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  • You need all three of them.
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  • You've been praying for a goodharvest, but you need to be
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  • willing to invest in good seed,and it needs to be planted into
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  • good ground.
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  • Because a good seed in badground won't do you any good, or
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  • a bad seed in good ground won'tbring forth the harvest.
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  • But if you have all of that intandem, amazing things begin to
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  • happen in your life.
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  • And it's not enough to come hereand get a Word of inspiration
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  • and hear some music and worshipGod if you don't bring God into
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  • your life and into your financesand into every area of
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  • your life.
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  • I want to pray with you rightnow as you prepare to give.
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  • The information is on the screenhow you can sow into the kingdom
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  • of God the work of the ministry.
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  • Not only does it bless us tocontinue to do what we do,
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  • but it blesses you too.
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  • It's a boomerang blessing, it'llcome back and hit your house.
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  • If you take care of God's house,he'll take care of yours.
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  • Let's pray together.
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  • Father, in the name of Jesus, wedo not absolve ourselves of our
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  • responsibility, nor negateourselves from the seriousness
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  • of the obligation thateverything we have,
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  • you gave it to us.
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  • Everything we wear,you gave it to us.
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  • Everything we drive,you gave it to us.
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  • And just as an act of worship webring this tithe, this offering
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  • as a representative and anacknowledgment of the fact that
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  • we would be nothing without you,we would be lost without you.
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  • I pray, God, in the name ofJesus, that you would just bless
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  • us as we sow.
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  • That great things can happenin our lives and in our spirit,
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  • and I declare it done inthe name of Jesus.
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  • Somebody shout amen.
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • Bishop T.D. Jakes: He said, "Iindeed baptized you with water,
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  • but there is one coming after mewho is mightier than I."
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  • And that's wheremost of us lose it.
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  • We're cool until somebodymightier comes, we're happy
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  • until somebody prettier comes,we're great until somebody
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  • smarter comes, we're satisfieduntil somebody more anointed
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  • comes, and then we become allfrustrated and we stop being us
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  • tryin' to be them because we arecomparing ourselves with other
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  • people rather than to besatisfied to be who they are.
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  • But John said no!
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  • You're not gonna make me say I'mEsias, and you're not gonna make
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  • me play like I'm Isaiah, andyou're not gonna trick me into
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  • trying to be the Messiah.
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  • I am not the one!
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  • I am the forerunner of the one,and there is one coming after me
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  • who is mightier than I,and I'm cool with it.
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  • There's one coming after mewho's prettier than I,
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  • and I'm cool with it.
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  • There's one coming after mewho is more intellectual than I,
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  • and I'm cool with it.
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  • Because there's always somebodycoming along that's gonna do
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  • greater, and you gottabe happy to do you.
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  • Until you learn to be happy withthe gifts that God gave you,
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  • you'll never be strong enough tointroduce somebody greater than
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  • you, you'll never be strongenough to walk into a mighty
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  • room and be comfortable enoughnot to be competitive, you'll
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  • never be strong enough to stopbeing envious of everybody else.
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  • John said the one comingafter me is mightier than I,
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  • and I'm cool with it.
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  • 'Cause I know my role.
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  • I am excellent in preparing theway for what's next.
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  • And John the Baptist wasso self-assured that John,
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  • Saint John, wrote about himin his opening chapter,
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  • because John the Baptistknew how to play his role.
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  • He said you see him?
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  • Behold the lamb of God who takesaway the sins of the world.
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  • He said this isthe guy right here.
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  • This is the guy right here.
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  • What's coming after me,he's mightier than me,
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  • I'm not even worthy to tie hisshoes, and I'm cool with it.
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  • I'm happy to be me.
  • 00:15:45.294 --> 00:15:48.364
  • I'm happy to be me.
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  • I'm happy to be me.
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  • You'll never find fulfillmentuntil you learn to walk into the
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  • joy of how you are created.
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  • Even if you quack like achicken, you gotta learn how to
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  • walk around in the barnyard andquack and crow and make your
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  • noises and be happy tounderstand, I'm doing what I was
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  • created to do.
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  • If you spread your wings likethe eagle and soar in the air
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  • while the wind is up under yourwings, you can't be lookin' down
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  • at the chicken sayin', they wanttheir eggs more than they
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  • want mine.
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  • Or even if you walk around inthe forests occasionally
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  • spreading your wings like thepeacock and catching the
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  • attention of people, even thoughyou don't fly at all, you know
  • 00:16:36.345 --> 00:16:41.283
  • who you are.
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  • John the Baptist knewwho he was.
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  • He knew who he was.
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  • He was happy to be who he was.
  • 00:16:49.491 --> 00:16:51.226
  • He said, "I am a voice crying inthe wilderness.
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  • Prepare ye the way of the Lord."
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  • I'm just a voice,my name is not important,
  • 00:16:56.565 --> 00:16:58.734
  • my degrees are not important,my background is not important,
  • 00:16:58.767 --> 00:17:01.703
  • my pedigree is not important.
  • 00:17:01.737 --> 00:17:04.073
  • I'm a voice crying inthe wilderness!
  • 00:17:04.106 --> 00:17:10.112
  • Prepare ye the way of the Lord.
  • 00:17:10.479 --> 00:17:15.818
  • Greater is coming and I'm coolwith it, bigger is comin' and
  • 00:17:15.851 --> 00:17:18.987
  • I'm cool with it, more is comin'and I'm cool with it.
  • 00:17:19.021 --> 00:17:21.824
  • I'm not gonna compete with yourcalling or your gifting,
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  • I'm happy to be who I am.
  • 00:17:25.527 --> 00:17:29.565
  • And here's my final statement.
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  • John, who seems so humble andknows his role and is so cool to
  • 00:17:32.734 --> 00:17:38.740
  • be in this role and says there'sone coming after me who
  • 00:17:39.241 --> 00:17:44.746
  • is mightier than I,he's talkin' about Jesus.
  • 00:17:44.780 --> 00:17:48.217
  • Not long after he introducesJesus, he has fulfilled his
  • 00:17:48.250 --> 00:17:52.988
  • purpose and he dies,because he has done
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  • what he was created to do.
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  • That's why you die,because I have done
  • 00:18:00.963 --> 00:18:04.733
  • what I was created to do.
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  • And when he haddone it, he died.
  • 00:18:07.436 --> 00:18:08.971
  • And the guy who was greater,Jesus, is now preaching the
  • 00:18:09.004 --> 00:18:13.942
  • eulogy of John the Baptist.
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  • And Jesus is the one that Johnthe Baptist said was greater.
  • 00:18:17.713 --> 00:18:23.719
  • But when Jesus preaches Johnthe Baptist's funeral, he said
  • 00:18:23.819 --> 00:18:29.591
  • there is none greater.
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  • There is none greateramongst all the prophets
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  • than John the Baptist.
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  • None!
  • 00:18:40.369 --> 00:18:42.037
  • How could Jesus say that thereis none greater than
  • 00:18:42.070 --> 00:18:46.341
  • John the Baptist?
  • 00:18:46.375 --> 00:18:47.676
  • John never wrote a book of theBible, John never performed
  • 00:18:47.709 --> 00:18:51.780
  • a miracle.
  • 00:18:51.813 --> 00:18:53.382
  • John never stopped the Red Sea,John never was neither a major
  • 00:18:53.415 --> 00:18:58.387
  • nor a minor prophet, he wasjust a voice crying
  • 00:18:58.420 --> 00:19:02.824
  • in the wilderness.
  • 00:19:02.858 --> 00:19:04.359
  • But Jesus says there is nonegreater than John the Baptist.
  • 00:19:04.393 --> 00:19:10.399
  • What made John the Baptistgreater is because John the
  • 00:19:10.766 --> 00:19:16.772
  • Baptist knew his role.
  • 00:19:17.406 --> 00:19:21.143
  • And I want to pray for you,because the Lord said to me that
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  • if I would preach this message,he would minister to people who
  • 00:19:25.647 --> 00:19:29.618
  • have been tormented by thesuccess and accomplishments of
  • 00:19:29.651 --> 00:19:33.689
  • other people, comparingthemselves with other people.
  • 00:19:33.722 --> 00:19:38.493
  • You have missed great moments ofjoy and peace and contentment
  • 00:19:38.527 --> 00:19:43.065
  • because you're not happy to bethe rooster, you wanna be
  • 00:19:43.098 --> 00:19:46.501
  • the eagle.
  • 00:19:46.535 --> 00:19:47.836
  • Or you're not happy to be theeagle, you want to be
  • 00:19:47.869 --> 00:19:49.805
  • the peacock.
  • 00:19:49.838 --> 00:19:51.306
  • And as long as you tormentyourself, Satan won't even waste
  • 00:19:51.340 --> 00:19:55.644
  • the devil on you, because youare your own worst enemy 'cause
  • 00:19:55.677 --> 00:20:00.649
  • you don't know your role.
  • 00:20:00.682 --> 00:20:04.353
  • And I want to challenge youtoday, that today we break the
  • 00:20:04.386 --> 00:20:08.023
  • curse, today we breakthe struggle.
  • 00:20:08.056 --> 00:20:12.694
  • Today we break through thestruggle that has tormented you
  • 00:20:12.728 --> 00:20:15.731
  • all of your life.
  • 00:20:15.764 --> 00:20:17.232
  • Today we break all the thingsthat were said to you that
  • 00:20:17.266 --> 00:20:20.802
  • compared you with your sisterand compared you with your
  • 00:20:20.836 --> 00:20:23.639
  • brother and made youalways feel less than.
  • 00:20:23.672 --> 00:20:28.210
  • You've always been fighting froma disadvantage because you were
  • 00:20:28.243 --> 00:20:31.713
  • cursed as a child to feelinsecure and inferior.
  • 00:20:31.747 --> 00:20:35.517
  • And the Lord sent this Word toyou, to break through all those
  • 00:20:35.550 --> 00:20:40.489
  • other words that have ever beensaid about you.
  • 00:20:40.522 --> 00:20:43.759
  • God said you're not a failure,you're not a mistake,
  • 00:20:43.792 --> 00:20:47.296
  • you're not a mishap,you're not a less-than.
  • 00:20:47.329 --> 00:20:50.465
  • You were created for a divinepurpose, and everything you need
  • 00:20:50.499 --> 00:20:56.271
  • to fulfill that purposeyou have.
  • 00:20:56.305 --> 00:20:58.840
  • So stop prayin' for biggerwings, 'cause he didn't mean
  • 00:20:58.874 --> 00:21:04.880
  • for you to fly.
  • 00:21:05.113 --> 00:21:07.282
  • And stop praying, eagle, formore colors, 'cause where you
  • 00:21:07.316 --> 00:21:12.621
  • are in height, nobody could see'em anyway.
  • 00:21:12.654 --> 00:21:17.225
  • You have to understand why Godgave you what he gave you,
  • 00:21:17.259 --> 00:21:23.265
  • and to just know your role.
  • 00:21:25.334 --> 00:21:31.073
  • Jesus says there is none greaterthan John the Baptist, because
  • 00:21:31.106 --> 00:21:37.112
  • rarely in this life do you runinto anybody that has the
  • 00:21:37.612 --> 00:21:42.651
  • confidence and self-esteem tojust know your role and to be
  • 00:21:42.684 --> 00:21:48.690
  • happy to be what Godcreated you to be.
  • 00:21:51.226 --> 00:21:56.998
  • As I close today I wanna prayfor secret torment.
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  • I don't want to prayfor the eight o'clock
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  • in the morning you, I want topray for the 1:30 a.m. you
  • 00:22:06.408 --> 00:22:10.278
  • that lays in the bed at nightwondering am I enough?
  • 00:22:10.312 --> 00:22:16.051
  • I want to pray for the scaredyou and the worried you and the
  • 00:22:16.084 --> 00:22:20.322
  • tormented you that keeps lookingat other people's feathers.
  • 00:22:20.355 --> 00:22:26.361
  • God said it stops today.
  • 00:22:27.195 --> 00:22:30.766
  • God said today is the day thatyou step into the fullness of
  • 00:22:30.799 --> 00:22:36.805
  • who you were created to be,and you simply know your role,
  • 00:22:37.806 --> 00:22:46.681
  • and you are happy.
  • 00:22:46.715 --> 00:22:48.683
  • If you're a background singer,you're a bad background singer.
  • 00:22:48.717 --> 00:22:53.555
  • If you're a lead singer, you'rehappy to be a lead singer, but
  • 00:22:53.588 --> 00:22:56.992
  • you're not tryin' to bea worship leader.
  • 00:22:57.025 --> 00:22:59.161
  • If you're a worship leader,you're not tryin' to lead the
  • 00:22:59.194 --> 00:23:01.229
  • solo in the choir, because youknow your gifting and you know
  • 00:23:01.263 --> 00:23:06.935
  • what God has given you.
  • 00:23:06.968 --> 00:23:08.770
  • And for once in your life,you're 50 years old, and for
  • 00:23:08.804 --> 00:23:12.407
  • once in your life God wants youto be happy to be you, and to be
  • 00:23:12.441 --> 00:23:18.447
  • the woman or the man or thepreacher or the teacher or the
  • 00:23:22.784 --> 00:23:28.757
  • son that God created you to bewithout measuring your feathers
  • 00:23:28.790 --> 00:23:34.796
  • against your brother's.
  • 00:23:35.997 --> 00:23:39.901
  • You have to do what God put youin the earth to do, and let
  • 00:23:39.935 --> 00:23:45.941
  • somebody else come along, andlet greater come all it wants
  • 00:23:47.542 --> 00:23:50.712
  • to, because you cannot beat me.
  • 00:23:50.745 --> 00:23:56.117
  • Nobody, hear me good,nobody can beat me being me.
  • 00:23:56.151 --> 00:24:02.157
  • There will never, everbe another me.
  • 00:24:05.760 --> 00:24:11.266
  • I am the one.
  • 00:24:11.299 --> 00:24:14.002
  • I am the one.
  • 00:24:14.035 --> 00:24:15.370
  • I am the one whom Jesus loved.
  • 00:24:15.403 --> 00:24:21.409
  • And so, ah.
  • 00:24:27.983 --> 00:24:33.989
  • You, little feathers and all.
  • 00:24:34.022 --> 00:24:40.028
  • Pretty wings, but Ican't fly and all.
  • 00:24:44.766 --> 00:24:50.438
  • Broken feathers andskinny legs and all.
  • 00:24:50.472 --> 00:24:56.478
  • Are you not the onewhom Jesus loved?
  • 00:24:57.479 --> 00:25:02.851
  • And why aren't you happy?
  • 00:25:02.884 --> 00:25:06.788
  • Why are you not living your lifeto the fullest?
  • 00:25:06.821 --> 00:25:12.360
  • Why are you so easilyintimidated and tormented?
  • 00:25:12.394 --> 00:25:17.933
  • Measuring your feathers willdrive you crazy.
  • 00:25:17.966 --> 00:25:23.972
  • And the Lord said in the middleof this pandemic, while we have
  • 00:25:25.674 --> 00:25:29.911
  • time for self-evaluation andintrospection, that God wants
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  • this to be a healing momentin your life.
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  • God wants to break your ruler,your yardstick, and stop you
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  • from measuring feathers withwhoever is comin' along next.
  • 00:25:48.263 --> 00:25:54.269
  • And God will put you in thecompany of great men if it
  • 00:25:54.970 --> 00:25:58.873
  • doesn't make you feel small.
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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,and I came to tell you,
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  • don't stop counting.
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