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January 28, 2020
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Victoria Osteen hosts Biana Olthoff; Lisa Osteen Comes; Dodie Osteen and Jennifer James at Lakewood Church in Houston; TX.

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Praise | Love Your Life: A Night for Women | January 28, 2020

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  • - BIANCA OLTHOFF: I'M SO
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  • - BIANCA OLTHOFF: I'M SOEXCITED TO OPEN UP GOD'S
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  • EXCITED TO OPEN UP GOD'SWORD WITH YOU BECAUSE
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  • WORD WITH YOU BECAUSETODAY WE'RE GONNA BE GOING
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  • TODAY WE'RE GONNA BE GOINGTHROUGH AN OLD TESTAMENT
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  • THROUGH AN OLD TESTAMENTBOOK BY THE NAME OF RUTH,
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  • BOOK BY THE NAME OF RUTH,AND WE'RE GONNA DISCOVER
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  • AND WE'RE GONNA DISCOVERTHROUGH RUTH'S LIFE HOW
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  • THROUGH RUTH'S LIFE HOWEVEN THROUGH LOSS, TRAUMA,
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  • EVEN THROUGH LOSS, TRAUMA,AND PAIN, WE COULD TRULY
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  • - MALE ANNOUNCER: TONIGHT
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  • - MALE ANNOUNCER: TONIGHTON "PRAISE" FROM HOUSTON,
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  • ON "PRAISE" FROM HOUSTON,LAKEWOOD'S LOVE YOUR LIFE
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  • LAKEWOOD'S LOVE YOUR LIFEEVENT, FEATURING
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  • EVENT, FEATURINGBEST-SELLING AUTHOR, BIBLE
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  • BEST-SELLING AUTHOR, BIBLETEACHER, AND INSPIRATIONAL
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  • - ANNOUNCER: AND NOW
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  • - ANNOUNCER: AND NOWVICTORIA OSTEEN.
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  • VICTORIA OSTEEN.- VICTORIA OSTEEN: YOU
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  • - VICTORIA OSTEEN: YOUARE EXCEPTIONAL BECAUSE
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  • - VICTORIA: YOU SEE, WE
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  • - VICTORIA: YOU SEE, WECAN'T LOSE SIGHT OF WHOSE
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  • - VICTORIA: HE FILLED US
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  • - VICTORIA: HE FILLED USWITH GIFTS AND TALENTS.
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  • WITH GIFTS AND TALENTS.HE GAVE US QUALITIES SO
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  • HE GAVE US QUALITIES SOTHAT WE COULD PRODUCE THE
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  • THAT WE COULD PRODUCE THEEXCEPTIONAL.
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  • EXCEPTIONAL.YOU SEE, WE'RE NOT COMMON.
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  • YOU SEE, WE'RE NOT COMMON.WE'RE NOT ORDINARY.
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  • - VICTORIA: WE ARE
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  • - VICTORIA: WE AREFEARFULLY AND WONDERFULLY
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  • - VICTORIA: YOU WILL GO
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  • - VICTORIA: YOU WILL GOTO NEW LEVELS BECAUSE, IF
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  • TO NEW LEVELS BECAUSE, IFGOD IS FOR YOU, WHO DARE
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  • GOD IS FOR YOU, WHO DAREBE AGAINST YOU, AMEN?
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  • - VICTORIA: YOU KNOW,
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  • WHEN WOMEN GATHER
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  • WHEN WOMEN GATHERTOGETHER, THEY SHARPEN
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  • TOGETHER, THEY SHARPENONE ANOTHER.
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  • ONE ANOTHER.YOU KNOW, AS WOMEN, WE'RE
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  • YOU KNOW, AS WOMEN, WE'RETHE ZEST OF LIFE.
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  • THE ZEST OF LIFE.WE NEVER WANNA LOSE
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  • WE NEVER WANNA LOSE OUR
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  • WE NEVER WANNA LOSE OURZEST, AND I THINK WHEN WE
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  • ZEST, AND I THINK WHEN WEFILL OURSELVES UP AND
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  • FILL OURSELVES UP ANDGATHER TOGETHER WITH OTHER
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  • - BIANCA: I THINK WE
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  • - BIANCA: I THINK WEGROSSLY UNDERESTIMATE THE
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  • GROSSLY UNDERESTIMATE THEPOWER OF WHEN SISTER COMES
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  • POWER OF WHEN SISTER COMESTOGETHER WITH SISTER, AND
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  • TOGETHER WITH SISTER, ANDWHEN WOMEN GATHER IN A
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  • WHEN WOMEN GATHER IN AROOM, SOMETHING SHIFTS AND
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  • ROOM, SOMETHING SHIFTS ANDCHANGES.
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  • CHANGES.I HEARD THIS QUOTE BY
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  • LET ME READ IT.
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  • LET ME READ IT.SAYS, "IF THERE EVER
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  • SAYS, "IF THERE EVERCOMES A TIME WHEN
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  • COMES A TIME WHENTHE WOMEN OF THE
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  • THE WOMEN OF THEWORLD COME TOGETHER
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  • WORLD COME TOGETHERPURELY AND SIMPLY FOR THE
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  • PURELY AND SIMPLY FOR THEBENEFIT OF MANKIND,
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  • BENEFIT OF MANKIND,IT WILL BE A FORCE
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  • IT WILL BE A FORCESUCH AS THE WORLD
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  • I BELIEVE THAT
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  • I BELIEVE THATWHAT HE QUOTED YEARS AGO,
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  • WHAT HE QUOTED YEARS AGO,WE GET TO WALK IN AND LIVE
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  • WE GET TO WALK IN AND LIVETHROUGH TODAY.
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  • THROUGH TODAY.THERE IS POWER WHEN WOMEN
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  • THERE IS POWER WHEN WOMENCOME TOGETHER.
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  • COME TOGETHER.THERE'S POWER WHEN WOMEN
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  • THERE'S POWER WHEN WOMENWORSHIP GOD.
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  • WORSHIP GOD.THERE'S POWER WHEN WE
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  • THERE'S POWER WHEN WEBEGIN TO BELIEVE OUR FAITH
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  • BEGIN TO BELIEVE OUR FAITHIS JOINED WITH OTHER
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  • IS JOINED WITH OTHERSISTERS' FAITH, THAT GOD
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  • I BELIEVE 2 CHRONICLES
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  • 16:9, SAYS, "THE EYES OF
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  • THE LORD WANDER TO AND FRO
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  • TO SEE WHOSE HEART IS
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  • LOYAL TO HIM."
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  • AND WHEN WOMEN GET TOGETHER,
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  • IT IS A CACOPHONY.
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  • IT IS A SYMPHONY.
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  • IT IS A GATHERING OF WOMEN
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  • THAT ARE HUNGRY AND
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  • DESPERATE FOR GOD TO MOVE,
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  • AND GUESS WHAT?
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  • GOD MOVES, GOD SHOWS UP,
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  • AND GOD REVEALS HIMSELF IN
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  • THE MOST BEAUTIFUL,
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  • SIMPLE, AND MAGNANIMOUS
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  • - JENNIFER OSTEEN: I
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  • - JENNIFER OSTEEN: ITHINK WHEN WOMEN COME
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  • THINK WHEN WOMEN COMETOGETHER, THERE'S AN
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  • TOGETHER, THERE'S ANENCOURAGEMENT FOR ONE
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  • ENCOURAGEMENT FOR ONEANOTHER THAT YOU CAN'T GET
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  • ANOTHER THAT YOU CAN'T GETANYWHERE ELSE.
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  • THERE'S ALWAYS THIS "AHA"
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  • THERE'S ALWAYS THIS "AHA"MOMENT LIKE, "I'M GOING
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  • MOMENT LIKE, "I'M GOINGTHROUGH THAT TOO" OR "OH,
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  • THROUGH THAT TOO" OR "OH,I DIDN'T KNOW THAT OTHER
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  • I DIDN'T KNOW THAT OTHERWOMEN FEEL THE SAME WAY I
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  • WOMEN FEEL THE SAME WAY IDO," AND THEN YOU GET TO
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  • DO," AND THEN YOU GET TOSEE WOMEN WHO HAVE
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  • SEE WOMEN WHO HAVEOVERCOME.
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  • OVERCOME.AND THEN, WHEN YOU LEAVE,
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  • AND THEN, WHEN YOU LEAVE,YOU LEAVE WITH THAT
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  • YOU LEAVE WITH THATENCOURAGEMENT IN YOUR
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  • ENCOURAGEMENT IN YOURHEART, AND WE CAN GO OUT,
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  • HEART, AND WE CAN GO OUT,AND WE CAN PRAY FOR ONE
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  • AND WE CAN PRAY FOR ONEANOTHER, AND WE CAN
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  • ANOTHER, AND WE CANCONTINUE TO ENCOURAGE ONE
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  • - LISA OSTEEN COMES: WHEN
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  • - LISA OSTEEN COMES: WHENI COME TOGETHER, LIKE IN
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  • I COME TOGETHER, LIKE INTHIS CONFERENCE-- THAT MY
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  • THIS CONFERENCE-- THAT MYLOVE TANK IS FILLED, MY
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  • LOVE TANK IS FILLED, MYEMOTIONAL TANK IS FILLED
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  • EMOTIONAL TANK IS FILLEDTHAT I FEEL SUPPORTED, AND
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  • THAT I FEEL SUPPORTED, ANDI FEEL LOVED, AND I FEEL A
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  • I FEEL LOVED, AND I FEEL APART OF A VERY SPECIAL
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  • AND I JUST THINK, "WHAT
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  • AND I JUST THINK, "WHATBETTER WAY TO DO IT THAN
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  • BETTER WAY TO DO IT THANHERE AT LAKEWOOD CHURCH AT
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  • HERE AT LAKEWOOD CHURCH ATTHE LOVE YOUR LIFE
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  • THE LOVE YOUR LIFECONFERENCE?"
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  • CONFERENCE?"- VICTORIA: TONIGHT, WE
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  • - VICTORIA: TONIGHT, WEWELCOME OUR DEAR FRIEND
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  • WELCOME OUR DEAR FRIENDBIANCA OLTHOFF, AS SHE
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  • BIANCA OLTHOFF, AS SHESPEAKS A POWERFUL MESSAGE
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  • SPEAKS A POWERFUL MESSAGEJUST FOR YOU.
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  • JUST FOR YOU.- BIANCA: HEY, GOOD
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  • - BIANCA: HEY, GOODEVENING, HOUSTON.
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  • EVENING, HOUSTON.[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]
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  • [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]AH, WHAT A DREAM, WHAT A
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  • AH, WHAT A DREAM, WHAT AHONOR, WHAT A PRIVILEGE.
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  • HONOR, WHAT A PRIVILEGE.I'VE BEEN FOLLOWING Y'ALL
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  • I'VE BEEN FOLLOWING Y'ALLFOR YEARS.
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  • FOR YEARS.I LOVE YOUR PASTORS
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  • I LOVE YOUR PASTORSDEEPLY, AND IT IS NOTHING
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  • DEEPLY, AND IT IS NOTHINGSHORT OF AN HONOR.
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  • SHORT OF AN HONOR.IN FACT, THE HISTORY AND
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  • IN FACT, THE HISTORY ANDTHE LEGACY WITH MAMA DODIE
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  • THE LEGACY WITH MAMA DODIELEADING SO BEAUTIFULLY,
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  • LEADING SO BEAUTIFULLY,PASTORS JOEL AND VICTORIA,
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  • PASTORS JOEL AND VICTORIA,IT'S SOMETHING INTERESTING
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  • IT'S SOMETHING INTERESTINGWHEN YOU ARE IN A MOVE OF
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  • WHEN YOU ARE IN A MOVE OFGOD THAT WE MIGHT BE PRONE
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  • GOD THAT WE MIGHT BE PRONETO MISS THE MOVE OF GOD,
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  • TO MISS THE MOVE OF GOD,AND AS SOMEONE WHO HAS
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  • AND AS SOMEONE WHO HASBEEN WATCHING THE CHURCH
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  • BEEN WATCHING THE CHURCHFROM AFAR FOR YEARS, I
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  • FROM AFAR FOR YEARS, IJUST WANNA REMIND YOU,
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  • JUST WANNA REMIND YOU,Y'ALL ARE IN A MOVE OF
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  • Y'ALL ARE IN A MOVE OFGOD, IN A MOVE OF GOD THAT
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  • GOD, IN A MOVE OF GOD THATIS BLESSING SO MANY
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  • IS BLESSING SO MANYPEOPLE, SO ON BEHALF OF MY
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  • PEOPLE, SO ON BEHALF OF MYHUSBAND AND OUR NEW CHURCH
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  • HUSBAND AND OUR NEW CHURCHPLANT THAT'S ONE YEARS
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  • PLANT THAT'S ONE YEARSOLD, WE JUST WANNA SAY
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  • OLD, WE JUST WANNA SAYTHANK YOU AND WE LOVE YOU.
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  • THANK YOU AND WE LOVE YOU.AND, HONESTLY, COMING HERE
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  • AND, HONESTLY, COMING HEREAND WATCHING PASTOR
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  • AND WATCHING PASTORVICTORIA-- AND EVERYTHING
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  • VICTORIA-- AND EVERYTHINGIS SO, JUST, PUT TOGETHER.
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  • IS SO, JUST, PUT TOGETHER.I'M HUMBLED, AND I'M KIND
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  • I'M HUMBLED, AND I'M KINDOF EMBARRASSED BECAUSE I
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  • OF EMBARRASSED BECAUSE ITHOUGHT, WHEN I GOT TO A
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  • THOUGHT, WHEN I GOT TO ACERTAIN AGE OR MAYBE WHEN
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  • CERTAIN AGE OR MAYBE WHENI PLANTED A CHURCH, MY
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  • I PLANTED A CHURCH, MYLIFE WILL BE PUT TOGETHER,
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  • LIFE WILL BE PUT TOGETHER,LIKE, I'D HAVE MY LIFE
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  • LIKE, I'D HAVE MY LIFETOGETHER, BUT, Y'ALL, I'M
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  • TOGETHER, BUT, Y'ALL, I'MLIKE A HOT-MESS EXPRESS,
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  • LIKE A HOT-MESS EXPRESS,OKAY?
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  • OKAY?[LAUGHTER]
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  • [LAUGHTER]I KNEW I WAS COMING TO
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  • I KNEW I WAS COMING TOLAKEWOOD, AND I SAID, "NOT
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  • LAKEWOOD, AND I SAID, "NOTTODAY, SATAN.
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  • TODAY, SATAN.I'M GONNA BE PREPARED, AND
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  • I'M GONNA BE PREPARED, ANDI'M GONNA BE ORGANIZED."
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  • I'M GONNA BE ORGANIZED."AND I WENT TO THE GYM THIS
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  • AND I WENT TO THE GYM THISMORNING, HAD A GREAT
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  • MORNING, HAD A GREATWORKOUT, HAD MY JESUS TIME.
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  • WORKOUT, HAD MY JESUS TIME.I GET TO MY HOTEL ROOM, I
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  • I GET TO MY HOTEL ROOM, IHOP OUT THE SHOWER, AND I
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  • HOP OUT THE SHOWER, AND IPULL OUT MY OUTFIT FOR
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  • PULL OUT MY OUTFIT FORTODAY, AND I REALIZE,
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  • TODAY, AND I REALIZE,"HOMEGIRL PACKED TWO LEFT
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  • "HOMEGIRL PACKED TWO LEFTHIGH HEELS."
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  • HIGH HEELS."[LAUGHTER]
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  • [LAUGHTER]THIS IS A COMMON THING IN
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  • THIS IS A COMMON THING INMY LIFE.
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  • MY LIFE.I WAS TRAVELING TO AUSTIN
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  • I WAS TRAVELING TO AUSTINTO SPEAK AT A WOMEN'S
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  • TO SPEAK AT A WOMEN'SCONFERENCE, AND I SAID,
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  • CONFERENCE, AND I SAID,"NOT TODAY, SATAN.
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  • "NOT TODAY, SATAN.I'MMA BE ORGANIZED.
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  • I'MMA BE ORGANIZED.I'M NOT GON' FORGET
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  • I'M NOT GON' FORGETANYTHING."
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  • ANYTHING."SO I PACKED MY LUGGAGE
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  • SO I PACKED MY LUGGAGETHE DAY BEFORE.
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  • THE DAY BEFORE.I MADE A "DO NOT FORGET" LIST.
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  • I MADE A "DO NOT FORGET" LIST.I PUT IT ON TOP OF MY
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  • I PUT IT ON TOP OF MYLUGGAGE, WOKE UP THE NEXT
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  • LUGGAGE, WOKE UP THE NEXTDAY, MADE SURE EVERYTHING
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  • DAY, MADE SURE EVERYTHINGWAS IN MY BAG, HOPPED IN
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  • WAS IN MY BAG, HOPPED INTHE UBER, MADE IT TO LOS
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  • THE UBER, MADE IT TO LOSANGELES INTERNATIONAL
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  • ANGELES INTERNATIONALAIRPORT.
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  • AIRPORT.I WALKED UP TO THE DELTA
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  • I WALKED UP TO THE DELTADESK, AND THEY SAID, "GOOD
  • 00:05:42.729 --> 00:05:44.063
  • DESK, AND THEY SAID, "GOODMORNING, MRS. OLTHOFF.
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  • MORNING, MRS. OLTHOFF.WE'D LIKE TO INFORM YOU
  • 00:05:45.898 --> 00:05:48.434
  • WE'D LIKE TO INFORM YOUTHAT YOU RECEIVED A
  • 00:05:48.434 --> 00:05:49.302
  • THAT YOU RECEIVED AFIRST-CLASS UPGRADE."
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  • FIRST-CLASS UPGRADE."HEY, OKAY, JESUS, COME ON
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  • HEY, OKAY, JESUS, COME ONNOW.
  • 00:05:52.071 --> 00:05:53.072
  • NOW.SO I'M SITTIN', ALL BAD
  • 00:05:53.072 --> 00:05:54.741
  • SO I'M SITTIN', ALL BADAND BOUGEE IN FIRST
  • 00:05:54.741 --> 00:05:55.641
  • AND BOUGEE IN FIRSTCLASS, SIPPIN' MY
  • 00:05:55.641 --> 00:05:57.310
  • CLASS, SIPPIN' MYSPARKLING WATER WITH MY
  • 00:05:57.310 --> 00:05:57.944
  • SPARKLING WATER WITH MYPINKY OUT, YOU KNOW, LIKE,
  • 00:05:57.944 --> 00:05:58.678
  • PINKY OUT, YOU KNOW, LIKE,"I'M SO FANCY.
  • 00:05:58.678 --> 00:05:59.212
  • "I'M SO FANCY.I BELONG HERE."
  • 00:05:59.212 --> 00:06:00.446
  • I BELONG HERE."AND I PULLED OUT MY BIBLE,
  • 00:06:00.446 --> 00:06:02.248
  • AND I PULLED OUT MY BIBLE,AND I REALIZED THAT MY PURSE
  • 00:06:02.248 --> 00:06:05.551
  • AND I REALIZED THAT MY PURSEWAS JUST A LITTLE TOO LIGHT,
  • 00:06:05.551 --> 00:06:06.552
  • WAS JUST A LITTLE TOO LIGHT,SO I STUCK MY HAND INSIDE.
  • 00:06:06.552 --> 00:06:07.854
  • SO I STUCK MY HAND INSIDE.I'M FISHING AROUND, AND IN
  • 00:06:07.854 --> 00:06:09.622
  • I'M FISHING AROUND, AND INA MOMENT OF SHEER PANIC, I
  • 00:06:09.622 --> 00:06:10.690
  • A MOMENT OF SHEER PANIC, ICALL MY HUSBAND, AND I
  • 00:06:10.690 --> 00:06:11.958
  • CALL MY HUSBAND, AND ISAID, "MATTHEW, MATTHEW,
  • 00:06:11.958 --> 00:06:13.626
  • SAID, "MATTHEW, MATTHEW,WE HAVE AN EMERGENCY."
  • 00:06:13.626 --> 00:06:16.062
  • WE HAVE AN EMERGENCY."HE SAID, "WHAT HAPPENED,
  • 00:06:16.062 --> 00:06:16.629
  • HE SAID, "WHAT HAPPENED,BIANCA, ARE YOU OKAY?
  • 00:06:16.629 --> 00:06:17.230
  • BIANCA, ARE YOU OKAY?IS EVERYTHING OKAY WITH
  • 00:06:17.230 --> 00:06:17.964
  • IS EVERYTHING OKAY WITHTHE FLIGHT?
  • 00:06:17.964 --> 00:06:18.598
  • THE FLIGHT?DID YOU MAKE YOUR FLIGHT?
  • 00:06:18.598 --> 00:06:19.899
  • DID YOU MAKE YOUR FLIGHT?WHAT'S GOING ON?"
  • 00:06:19.899 --> 00:06:20.500
  • WHAT'S GOING ON?"I SAID, "BABE, I LEFT MY
  • 00:06:20.500 --> 00:06:21.667
  • I SAID, "BABE, I LEFT MYMAKEUP BAG ON THE
  • 00:06:21.667 --> 00:06:23.669
  • MAKEUP BAG ON THECOUNTER."
  • 00:06:23.669 --> 00:06:25.705
  • COUNTER."[LAUGHTER]
  • 00:06:25.705 --> 00:06:26.572
  • [LAUGHTER]NOW, I KNOW FOR ALL YOU,
  • 00:06:26.572 --> 00:06:28.107
  • NOW, I KNOW FOR ALL YOU,LIKE, NATURAL HOUSTON
  • 00:06:28.107 --> 00:06:28.841
  • LIKE, NATURAL HOUSTONSUPERMODELS THAT GO TO
  • 00:06:28.841 --> 00:06:30.910
  • SUPERMODELS THAT GO TOLAKEWOOD, YOU, WITH YOUR,
  • 00:06:30.910 --> 00:06:32.111
  • LAKEWOOD, YOU, WITH YOUR,LIKE, NATURAL, LIKE,
  • 00:06:32.111 --> 00:06:33.413
  • LIKE, NATURAL, LIKE,BAREMINERALS, LIKE, YOU
  • 00:06:33.413 --> 00:06:34.680
  • BAREMINERALS, LIKE, YOUDON'T UNDERSTAND.
  • 00:06:34.680 --> 00:06:37.183
  • DON'T UNDERSTAND.THIS WAS AN EMERGENCY.
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  • THIS WAS AN EMERGENCY.SEE, I BELIEVE THAT
  • 00:06:37.717 --> 00:06:38.785
  • SEE, I BELIEVE THATCONTOURING IS A SPIRITUAL
  • 00:06:38.785 --> 00:06:40.286
  • CONTOURING IS A SPIRITUALGIFT, OKAY?
  • 00:06:40.286 --> 00:06:42.255
  • GIFT, OKAY?I WANT MY EYELASHES SO
  • 00:06:42.255 --> 00:06:43.523
  • I WANT MY EYELASHES SOLONG, WHEN I BLINK, YOU
  • 00:06:43.523 --> 00:06:44.590
  • LONG, WHEN I BLINK, YOUFEEL THE SPIRIT OF GOD,
  • 00:06:44.590 --> 00:06:46.125
  • FEEL THE SPIRIT OF GOD,OKAY?
  • 00:06:46.125 --> 00:06:47.693
  • OKAY?[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]
  • 00:06:47.693 --> 00:06:48.628
  • [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]I HAVE NO EYEBROWS, NO
  • 00:06:48.628 --> 00:06:49.662
  • I HAVE NO EYEBROWS, NOCHEEKBONES, NO LIPS, NO
  • 00:06:49.662 --> 00:06:50.830
  • CHEEKBONES, NO LIPS, NOLASHES.
  • 00:06:50.830 --> 00:06:51.831
  • LASHES.AND, HEY, MY HUSBAND, HE'S
  • 00:06:51.831 --> 00:06:53.199
  • AND, HEY, MY HUSBAND, HE'STHE REAL CHRISTIAN ONE OF
  • 00:06:53.199 --> 00:06:54.567
  • THE REAL CHRISTIAN ONE OFUS.
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  • US.[LAUGHTER]
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  • [LAUGHTER]HE SAID, "B, WHAT IF THE
  • 00:06:57.103 --> 00:06:57.937
  • HE SAID, "B, WHAT IF THELORD WANTS YOU TO BE
  • 00:06:57.937 --> 00:07:00.139
  • LORD WANTS YOU TO BENATURAL?"
  • 00:07:00.139 --> 00:07:01.474
  • NATURAL?"[LAUGHTER]
  • 00:07:01.474 --> 00:07:05.545
  • [LAUGHTER]NATURAL?
  • 00:07:05.545 --> 00:07:06.412
  • NATURAL?GET BEHIND ME, SATAN.
  • 00:07:06.412 --> 00:07:08.781
  • GET BEHIND ME, SATAN.THIS IS SPIRITUAL WARFARE.
  • 00:07:08.781 --> 00:07:10.116
  • THIS IS SPIRITUAL WARFARE.[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]
  • 00:07:10.116 --> 00:07:11.117
  • [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]NOW, I KNOW THAT THAT
  • 00:07:11.117 --> 00:07:12.385
  • NOW, I KNOW THAT THATMIGHT NOT FEEL TRAUMATIC
  • 00:07:12.385 --> 00:07:13.953
  • MIGHT NOT FEEL TRAUMATICTO YOU, BUT IN THE MOMENT,
  • 00:07:13.953 --> 00:07:16.856
  • TO YOU, BUT IN THE MOMENT,IT FELT LIKE TRAUMA, AND
  • 00:07:16.856 --> 00:07:18.891
  • IT FELT LIKE TRAUMA, ANDHERE'S THE THING: YOU CAN
  • 00:07:18.891 --> 00:07:19.959
  • HERE'S THE THING: YOU CANLAUGH AT ME, HOUSTON, BUT
  • 00:07:19.959 --> 00:07:23.496
  • LAUGH AT ME, HOUSTON, BUTIN PSYCHOLOGICAL TERMS,
  • 00:07:23.496 --> 00:07:24.530
  • IN PSYCHOLOGICAL TERMS,THERE IS "CAPITAL T," "TRAUMA."
  • 00:07:24.530 --> 00:07:25.031
  • THERE IS "CAPITAL T," "TRAUMA."THINK OF IT AS A
  • 00:07:25.031 --> 00:07:26.299
  • THINK OF IT AS ALIFE-THREATENING CAR
  • 00:07:26.299 --> 00:07:27.834
  • LIFE-THREATENING CARACCIDENT.
  • 00:07:27.834 --> 00:07:28.434
  • ACCIDENT.AND THEN THERE'S
  • 00:07:28.434 --> 00:07:29.869
  • AND THEN THERE'S"LOWERCASE T," "TRAUMA,"
  • 00:07:29.869 --> 00:07:31.304
  • "LOWERCASE T," "TRAUMA,"LIKE A FENDER BENDER.
  • 00:07:31.304 --> 00:07:33.272
  • LIKE A FENDER BENDER.WE WANT TO COME INTO AN
  • 00:07:33.272 --> 00:07:34.774
  • WE WANT TO COME INTO ANEVENT LIKE THIS THAT SAYS,
  • 00:07:34.774 --> 00:07:36.008
  • EVENT LIKE THIS THAT SAYS,"LOVE YOUR LIFE," WHEN YOU
  • 00:07:36.008 --> 00:07:37.510
  • "LOVE YOUR LIFE," WHEN YOUMIGHT BE EXPERIENCING SOME
  • 00:07:37.510 --> 00:07:39.178
  • MIGHT BE EXPERIENCING SOMEFORM OF HIGH-GRADE OR
  • 00:07:39.178 --> 00:07:40.813
  • FORM OF HIGH-GRADE ORLOW-GRADE TRAUMA TODAY.
  • 00:07:40.813 --> 00:07:41.948
  • LOW-GRADE TRAUMA TODAY.SO I JUST WANT US TO KIND
  • 00:07:41.948 --> 00:07:43.049
  • SO I JUST WANT US TO KINDOF CALIBRATE THE MOMENT.
  • 00:07:43.049 --> 00:07:45.218
  • OF CALIBRATE THE MOMENT.I WANT US TO DO A HEART
  • 00:07:45.218 --> 00:07:46.085
  • I WANT US TO DO A HEARTCHECK AND SAY, "WHERE AM I
  • 00:07:46.085 --> 00:07:47.820
  • CHECK AND SAY, "WHERE AM ITODAY?
  • 00:07:47.820 --> 00:07:48.387
  • TODAY?I WANNA LOVE MY LIFE
  • 00:07:48.387 --> 00:07:50.122
  • I WANNA LOVE MY LIFEBUT--" "I WANNA LOVE MY
  • 00:07:50.122 --> 00:07:51.591
  • BUT--" "I WANNA LOVE MYLIFE IF--" "I WANNA LOVE
  • 00:07:51.591 --> 00:07:52.992
  • LIFE IF--" "I WANNA LOVEMY LIFE WHEN--" BUT THE
  • 00:07:52.992 --> 00:07:54.227
  • MY LIFE WHEN--" BUT THETRUTH OF THE MATTER, IF
  • 00:07:54.227 --> 00:07:55.862
  • TRUTH OF THE MATTER, IFSTATISTICS ARE CORRECT, IS
  • 00:07:55.862 --> 00:07:57.530
  • STATISTICS ARE CORRECT, ISTHAT WE ARE ALL FACING
  • 00:07:57.530 --> 00:07:58.798
  • THAT WE ARE ALL FACINGSOME SORT OF TRAUMA.
  • 00:07:58.798 --> 00:08:00.099
  • SOME SORT OF TRAUMA.IN FACT, YOU MIGHT'VE COME
  • 00:08:00.099 --> 00:08:01.367
  • IN FACT, YOU MIGHT'VE COMEON HERE WITH A SMILE ON
  • 00:08:01.367 --> 00:08:03.402
  • ON HERE WITH A SMILE ONYOUR FACE, SPEAKIN'
  • 00:08:03.402 --> 00:08:04.070
  • YOUR FACE, SPEAKIN'CHRISTIANESE WITH THE BEST
  • 00:08:04.070 --> 00:08:04.670
  • CHRISTIANESE WITH THE BESTOF 'EM: "HOW ARE YOU?"
  • 00:08:04.670 --> 00:08:06.873
  • OF 'EM: "HOW ARE YOU?""SO GOOD, BLESS YOUR HEART."
  • 00:08:06.873 --> 00:08:07.673
  • "SO GOOD, BLESS YOUR HEART."YOU KNOW WHAT I REALIZE
  • 00:08:07.673 --> 00:08:08.474
  • YOU KNOW WHAT I REALIZEABOUT "BLESS YOUR
  • 00:08:08.474 --> 00:08:09.809
  • ABOUT "BLESS YOURHEART" IN THE SOUTH?
  • 00:08:09.809 --> 00:08:10.510
  • HEART" IN THE SOUTH?THEY'RE NOT REALLY
  • 00:08:10.510 --> 00:08:11.043
  • THEY'RE NOT REALLYBLESSING YOUR HEART.
  • 00:08:11.043 --> 00:08:13.346
  • BLESSING YOUR HEART.[LAUGHTER]
  • 00:08:13.346 --> 00:08:13.946
  • [LAUGHTER]YOU KNOW WHAT IT MEANS?
  • 00:08:13.946 --> 00:08:14.714
  • YOU KNOW WHAT IT MEANS?THIS CALIFORNIA GIRL
  • 00:08:14.714 --> 00:08:15.748
  • THIS CALIFORNIA GIRLFIGURED IT OUT: MEANS,
  • 00:08:15.748 --> 00:08:17.450
  • FIGURED IT OUT: MEANS,"YOU SURE IS STUPID,
  • 00:08:17.450 --> 00:08:18.150
  • "YOU SURE IS STUPID,HA-HA-HA."
  • 00:08:18.150 --> 00:08:19.685
  • HA-HA-HA."[LAUGHTER]
  • 00:08:19.685 --> 00:08:21.354
  • [LAUGHTER]I SEE YOU.
  • 00:08:21.354 --> 00:08:23.956
  • I SEE YOU.[LAUGHTER]
  • 00:08:23.956 --> 00:08:25.358
  • [LAUGHTER]BUT IF STATISTICS ARE
  • 00:08:25.358 --> 00:08:26.559
  • BUT IF STATISTICS ARECORRECT, HALF OF THIS
  • 00:08:26.559 --> 00:08:27.560
  • CORRECT, HALF OF THISROOM, OUR MARRIAGES ARE
  • 00:08:27.560 --> 00:08:30.596
  • ROOM, OUR MARRIAGES AREFACING DIVORCE.
  • 00:08:30.596 --> 00:08:31.797
  • FACING DIVORCE.SIXTY PERCENT OF THIS
  • 00:08:31.797 --> 00:08:34.600
  • SIXTY PERCENT OF THISROOM FULL OF WOMEN IS
  • 00:08:34.600 --> 00:08:36.068
  • ROOM FULL OF WOMEN ISFEELING AN OVERWHELMING
  • 00:08:36.068 --> 00:08:36.736
  • FEELING AN OVERWHELMINGSENSE OF ISOLATION AND
  • 00:08:36.736 --> 00:08:39.539
  • SENSE OF ISOLATION ANDLONELINESS.
  • 00:08:39.539 --> 00:08:40.306
  • LONELINESS.FORTY PERCENT OF THIS ROOM
  • 00:08:40.306 --> 00:08:41.841
  • FORTY PERCENT OF THIS ROOMIS FACING A LOW- OR
  • 00:08:41.841 --> 00:08:43.442
  • IS FACING A LOW- ORHIGH-GRADE DEPRESSION.
  • 00:08:43.442 --> 00:08:44.577
  • HIGH-GRADE DEPRESSION.EIGHTY PERCENT OF THIS
  • 00:08:44.577 --> 00:08:45.912
  • EIGHTY PERCENT OF THISROOM IS FACING DEBT, AND
  • 00:08:45.912 --> 00:08:47.146
  • ROOM IS FACING DEBT, ANDFIFTY PERCENT OF US ARE
  • 00:08:47.146 --> 00:08:48.648
  • FIFTY PERCENT OF US ARETRYING TO LOSE WEIGHT TO
  • 00:08:48.648 --> 00:08:49.749
  • TRYING TO LOSE WEIGHT TOTHE GLORY OF GOD, AMEN?
  • 00:08:49.749 --> 00:08:52.084
  • THE GLORY OF GOD, AMEN?[LAUGHTER]
  • 00:08:52.084 --> 00:08:53.286
  • [LAUGHTER]BUT WHY WAS HE THE BREAD
  • 00:08:53.286 --> 00:08:54.220
  • BUT WHY WAS HE THE BREADOF LIFE, NOT THE BROCCOLI
  • 00:08:54.220 --> 00:08:55.254
  • OF LIFE, NOT THE BROCCOLIOF LIFE, ALL RIGHT?
  • 00:08:55.254 --> 00:08:56.923
  • OF LIFE, ALL RIGHT?[LAUGHTER]
  • 00:08:56.923 --> 00:08:59.091
  • [LAUGHTER]IT'S SAFE TO SAY THAT, AT
  • 00:08:59.091 --> 00:09:00.226
  • IT'S SAFE TO SAY THAT, ATONE POINT OR ANOTHER, WE
  • 00:09:00.226 --> 00:09:01.727
  • ONE POINT OR ANOTHER, WEWILL EXPERIENCE SOME SORT
  • 00:09:01.727 --> 00:09:03.663
  • WILL EXPERIENCE SOME SORTOF TRAUMA, BUT WHAT IF I
  • 00:09:03.663 --> 00:09:04.830
  • OF TRAUMA, BUT WHAT IF IWERE TO TELL YOU TODAY
  • 00:09:04.830 --> 00:09:06.299
  • WERE TO TELL YOU TODAYTHAT YOU COULD LOVE YOUR
  • 00:09:06.299 --> 00:09:07.767
  • THAT YOU COULD LOVE YOURLIFE, EVEN IN THE MIDST OF
  • 00:09:07.767 --> 00:09:09.168
  • LIFE, EVEN IN THE MIDST OFLOSS, EVEN IN THE MIDST OF
  • 00:09:09.168 --> 00:09:10.570
  • LOSS, EVEN IN THE MIDST OFPAIN, MAYBE EVEN IN THE
  • 00:09:10.570 --> 00:09:11.170
  • PAIN, MAYBE EVEN IN THEMIDST OF CONFUSION?
  • 00:09:11.170 --> 00:09:13.406
  • MIDST OF CONFUSION?THE TITLE OF TODAY'S
  • 00:09:13.406 --> 00:09:14.407
  • THE TITLE OF TODAY'SMESSAGE IS "LOVE YOUR
  • 00:09:14.407 --> 00:09:16.309
  • MESSAGE IS "LOVE YOURLIFE," OKAY?
  • 00:09:16.309 --> 00:09:19.211
  • LIFE," OKAY?BECAUSE I BELIEVE THAT, AS
  • 00:09:19.211 --> 00:09:20.846
  • BECAUSE I BELIEVE THAT, ASWE GO THROUGH AN ANCIENT
  • 00:09:20.846 --> 00:09:21.914
  • WE GO THROUGH AN ANCIENTBOOK OF THE OLD TESTAMENT,
  • 00:09:21.914 --> 00:09:23.015
  • BOOK OF THE OLD TESTAMENT,I'M GONNA GIVE, LIKE, A
  • 00:09:23.015 --> 00:09:24.050
  • I'M GONNA GIVE, LIKE, A30.000-FOOT VIEW.
  • 00:09:24.050 --> 00:09:25.751
  • 30.000-FOOT VIEW.IT IS ONLY FOUR CHAPTERS
  • 00:09:25.751 --> 00:09:26.686
  • IT IS ONLY FOUR CHAPTERSLONG, AND IT'S SANDWICH
  • 00:09:26.686 --> 00:09:27.887
  • LONG, AND IT'S SANDWICHAND NESTLED IN THE OLD
  • 00:09:27.887 --> 00:09:28.854
  • AND NESTLED IN THE OLDTESTAMENT, BUT HOW MANY OF
  • 00:09:28.854 --> 00:09:30.256
  • TESTAMENT, BUT HOW MANY OFUS ARE FAMILIAR WITH THE
  • 00:09:30.256 --> 00:09:31.424
  • US ARE FAMILIAR WITH THEBOOK OF RUTH OR THE STORY
  • 00:09:31.424 --> 00:09:32.625
  • BOOK OF RUTH OR THE STORYOF RUTH?
  • 00:09:32.625 --> 00:09:33.459
  • OF RUTH?WILL YOU RAISE YOUR HAND?
  • 00:09:33.459 --> 00:09:34.427
  • WILL YOU RAISE YOUR HAND?OH, PASTOR VICTORIA, YOU
  • 00:09:34.427 --> 00:09:35.361
  • OH, PASTOR VICTORIA, YOUHAVE DONE RAISED YOUR
  • 00:09:35.361 --> 00:09:37.063
  • HAVE DONE RAISED YOURCHILDREN RIGHT, YES.
  • 00:09:37.063 --> 00:09:38.598
  • CHILDREN RIGHT, YES.SO MY HEART AND MY HOPE IS
  • 00:09:38.598 --> 00:09:39.599
  • SO MY HEART AND MY HOPE ISTO GIVE US A 30.000-FOOT
  • 00:09:39.599 --> 00:09:40.666
  • TO GIVE US A 30.000-FOOTVIEW OF THIS AMAZING,
  • 00:09:40.666 --> 00:09:41.968
  • VIEW OF THIS AMAZING,POWERFUL BOOK AND HAVE
  • 00:09:41.968 --> 00:09:43.603
  • POWERFUL BOOK AND HAVESOME NEW, FRESH
  • 00:09:43.603 --> 00:09:45.605
  • SOME NEW, FRESHREVELATION.
  • 00:09:45.605 --> 00:09:46.505
  • REVELATION.LET ME TELL YOU WHY THIS
  • 00:09:46.505 --> 00:09:47.640
  • LET ME TELL YOU WHY THISIS IMPORTANT.
  • 00:09:47.640 --> 00:09:48.307
  • IS IMPORTANT.WHEN I WAS SITTING UNDER A
  • 00:09:48.307 --> 00:09:49.508
  • WHEN I WAS SITTING UNDER AHEBREW SCHOLAR, WE WERE
  • 00:09:49.508 --> 00:09:50.743
  • HEBREW SCHOLAR, WE WERETALKING ABOUT THIS BOOK OF
  • 00:09:50.743 --> 00:09:52.478
  • TALKING ABOUT THIS BOOK OFRUTH, AND HE TOLD ME, "DO
  • 00:09:52.478 --> 00:09:53.846
  • RUTH, AND HE TOLD ME, "DOYOU KNOW THAT IN ANCIENT
  • 00:09:53.846 --> 00:09:56.015
  • YOU KNOW THAT IN ANCIENTHEBREW, THERE IS NO WORD
  • 00:09:56.015 --> 00:09:58.217
  • HEBREW, THERE IS NO WORDIN THE LEXICON OF ANCIENT
  • 00:09:58.217 --> 00:09:59.852
  • IN THE LEXICON OF ANCIENTHEBREW FOR "TRAGEDY"?
  • 00:09:59.852 --> 00:10:01.454
  • HEBREW FOR "TRAGEDY"?I SAID, "WHY?"
  • 00:10:01.454 --> 00:10:02.555
  • I SAID, "WHY?"HE WENT ON TO EXPLAIN
  • 00:10:02.555 --> 00:10:03.956
  • HE WENT ON TO EXPLAINTHAT, BECAUSE IN ANCIENT
  • 00:10:03.956 --> 00:10:05.958
  • THAT, BECAUSE IN ANCIENTHEBREW TRADITION, IF GOD
  • 00:10:05.958 --> 00:10:07.259
  • HEBREW TRADITION, IF GODHAD NOT REDEEMED THE
  • 00:10:07.259 --> 00:10:09.195
  • HAD NOT REDEEMED THESITUATION, THEN GOD WASN'T
  • 00:10:09.195 --> 00:10:11.230
  • SITUATION, THEN GOD WASN'TDONE, HALLELUJAH, AMEN.
  • 00:10:11.230 --> 00:10:13.132
  • DONE, HALLELUJAH, AMEN.AND IN STUDYING THE BOOK
  • 00:10:13.132 --> 00:10:14.533
  • AND IN STUDYING THE BOOKOF RUTH, WE SEE THAT RUTH
  • 00:10:14.533 --> 00:10:16.602
  • OF RUTH, WE SEE THAT RUTHHAD LOST EVERYTHING: HOME,
  • 00:10:16.602 --> 00:10:18.971
  • HAD LOST EVERYTHING: HOME,HUSBAND, AND EVEN HOPE,
  • 00:10:18.971 --> 00:10:20.473
  • HUSBAND, AND EVEN HOPE,BUT BECAUSE OF HER
  • 00:10:20.473 --> 00:10:21.941
  • BUT BECAUSE OF HERSACRIFICE AND BECAUSE OF
  • 00:10:21.941 --> 00:10:23.075
  • SACRIFICE AND BECAUSE OFHER FAITH, WE GET TO STAND
  • 00:10:23.075 --> 00:10:24.310
  • HER FAITH, WE GET TO STANDON THE LEGACY OF THIS
  • 00:10:24.310 --> 00:10:26.145
  • ON THE LEGACY OF THISWOMAN, EVEN TODAY.
  • 00:10:26.145 --> 00:10:27.113
  • WOMAN, EVEN TODAY.SO THIS IS WHAT I WANT YOU
  • 00:10:27.113 --> 00:10:27.947
  • SO THIS IS WHAT I WANT YOUTO DO.
  • 00:10:27.947 --> 00:10:28.481
  • TO DO.IF YOU BROUGHT YOUR
  • 00:10:28.481 --> 00:10:29.148
  • IF YOU BROUGHT YOURBIBLE-- AND IF YOU DIDN'T,
  • 00:10:29.148 --> 00:10:29.782
  • BIBLE-- AND IF YOU DIDN'T,I PUT THE SCRIPTURES ON
  • 00:10:29.782 --> 00:10:30.616
  • I PUT THE SCRIPTURES ONTHE SCREEN-- WE'RE GONNA
  • 00:10:30.616 --> 00:10:31.984
  • THE SCREEN-- WE'RE GONNAGO THROUGH THE BOOK OF
  • 00:10:31.984 --> 00:10:32.585
  • GO THROUGH THE BOOK OFRUTH, AND WE ARE GONNA
  • 00:10:32.585 --> 00:10:34.153
  • RUTH, AND WE ARE GONNASTART IN RUTH CHAPTER 1.
  • 00:10:34.153 --> 00:10:34.987
  • START IN RUTH CHAPTER 1.LET ME JUST PRAY REALLY
  • 00:10:34.987 --> 00:10:35.921
  • LET ME JUST PRAY REALLYQUICK TO CALIBRATE THE
  • 00:10:35.921 --> 00:10:36.622
  • QUICK TO CALIBRATE THEMOMENT AND FIX ANY MESS
  • 00:10:36.622 --> 00:10:37.923
  • MOMENT AND FIX ANY MESSTHAT I MAKE.
  • 00:10:37.923 --> 00:10:38.958
  • THAT I MAKE.LORD JESUS, WE INVITE YOUR
  • 00:10:38.958 --> 00:10:40.026
  • LORD JESUS, WE INVITE YOURVERY PRESENCE TO BE IN
  • 00:10:40.026 --> 00:10:40.960
  • VERY PRESENCE TO BE INTHIS ROOM.
  • 00:10:40.960 --> 00:10:41.961
  • THIS ROOM.WE WANT THE EYES OF OUR
  • 00:10:41.961 --> 00:10:42.762
  • WE WANT THE EYES OF OURHEART TO BE OPEN.
  • 00:10:42.762 --> 00:10:43.896
  • HEART TO BE OPEN.WE DON'T WANT INFORMATION,
  • 00:10:43.896 --> 00:10:46.465
  • WE DON'T WANT INFORMATION,GOD; WE WANT REVELATION.
  • 00:10:46.465 --> 00:10:47.033
  • GOD; WE WANT REVELATION.IN THE MIGHTY NAME OF
  • 00:10:47.033 --> 00:10:47.900
  • IN THE MIGHTY NAME OFJESUS, WE ALL SAID, "AMEN."
  • 00:10:47.900 --> 00:10:48.834
  • JESUS, WE ALL SAID, "AMEN."- ALL: AMEN.
  • 00:10:48.834 --> 00:10:49.435
  • - ALL: AMEN.- BIANCA: OH, CHURCH,
  • 00:10:49.435 --> 00:10:50.202
  • - BIANCA: OH, CHURCH,YOU'RE GONNA HAVE TO PLAY
  • 00:10:50.202 --> 00:10:50.903
  • YOU'RE GONNA HAVE TO PLAYTODAY, ALL RIGHT?
  • 00:10:50.903 --> 00:10:54.607
  • TODAY, ALL RIGHT?I WANNA HEAR YOU SAY, "AMEN."
  • 00:10:54.607 --> 00:10:55.241
  • I WANNA HEAR YOU SAY, "AMEN."WE FILL GOD'S HOUSE
  • 00:10:55.241 --> 00:10:56.342
  • WE FILL GOD'S HOUSEWITH HIS AFFIRMATION.
  • 00:10:56.342 --> 00:10:57.510
  • WITH HIS AFFIRMATION.OKAY, SO LET'S PICK THIS
  • 00:10:57.510 --> 00:10:59.879
  • OKAY, SO LET'S PICK THISUP IN RUTH CHAPTER 1.
  • 00:10:59.879 --> 00:11:00.913
  • UP IN RUTH CHAPTER 1.IT STARTS IN A LITTLE TOWN
  • 00:11:00.913 --> 00:11:01.580
  • IT STARTS IN A LITTLE TOWNOF BETHLEHEM, AND FOR ALL
  • 00:11:01.580 --> 00:11:03.949
  • OF BETHLEHEM, AND FOR ALLTHE WORD NERDS IN HERE, IF
  • 00:11:03.949 --> 00:11:05.184
  • THE WORD NERDS IN HERE, IFYOU BROUGHT YOUR NOTEBOOK,
  • 00:11:05.184 --> 00:11:06.318
  • YOU BROUGHT YOUR NOTEBOOK,DO YOU KNOW, THE WORD
  • 00:11:06.318 --> 00:11:06.952
  • DO YOU KNOW, THE WORD"BETHLEHEM," FOR THE TOWN
  • 00:11:06.952 --> 00:11:08.087
  • "BETHLEHEM," FOR THE TOWNOF BETHLEHEM, MEANS
  • 00:11:08.087 --> 00:11:08.954
  • OF BETHLEHEM, MEANS"HOUSE OF BREAD," AND IN
  • 00:11:08.954 --> 00:11:09.822
  • "HOUSE OF BREAD," AND INBETHLEHEM, THERE WAS A
  • 00:11:09.822 --> 00:11:10.756
  • BETHLEHEM, THERE WAS AFAMINE.
  • 00:11:10.756 --> 00:11:11.891
  • FAMINE.IT'S LIKE THE WONDER BREAD
  • 00:11:11.891 --> 00:11:12.758
  • IT'S LIKE THE WONDER BREADSTORE RUNNING OUT OF
  • 00:11:12.758 --> 00:11:13.826
  • STORE RUNNING OUT OFBREAD.
  • 00:11:13.826 --> 00:11:15.561
  • BREAD.NOW, THIS IS IRONIC, AND
  • 00:11:15.561 --> 00:11:18.497
  • NOW, THIS IS IRONIC, ANDSO BECAUSE OF THE FAMINE
  • 00:11:18.497 --> 00:11:19.899
  • SO BECAUSE OF THE FAMINEIN BETHLEHEM, A FAMILY
  • 00:11:19.899 --> 00:11:20.533
  • IN BETHLEHEM, A FAMILYLEFT BETHLEHEM AND CAME TO
  • 00:11:20.533 --> 00:11:21.767
  • LEFT BETHLEHEM AND CAME TOMOAB.
  • 00:11:21.767 --> 00:11:22.702
  • MOAB.SO LET'S PICK THIS UP IN
  • 00:11:22.702 --> 00:11:24.470
  • SO LET'S PICK THIS UP INCHAPTER-- OH, IT'S
  • 00:11:24.470 --> 00:11:26.338
  • "NOW ELIMELEK, NAOMI'S
  • 00:11:28.441 --> 00:11:29.241
  • HUSBAND, DIED, AND SHE WAS
  • 00:11:29.241 --> 00:11:29.942
  • LEFT WITH HER TWO SONS.
  • 00:11:29.942 --> 00:11:31.444
  • THEY MARRIED MOABITE
  • 00:11:31.444 --> 00:11:32.611
  • WOMEN, ONE NAMED ORPAH,
  • 00:11:32.611 --> 00:11:33.979
  • THE OTHER RUTH.
  • 00:11:33.979 --> 00:11:35.114
  • AFTER THEY HAD LIVED THERE
  • 00:11:35.114 --> 00:11:36.015
  • ABOUT TEN YEARS, BOTH
  • 00:11:36.015 --> 00:11:37.516
  • MAHLON AND KILION ALSO
  • 00:11:37.516 --> 00:11:38.284
  • DIED, AND NAOMI WAS LEFT
  • 00:11:38.284 --> 00:11:39.652
  • WITHOUT HER TWO SONS AND
  • 00:11:39.652 --> 00:11:42.421
  • MM, WE HAVE AN INTERESTING
  • 00:11:43.756 --> 00:11:45.624
  • MM, WE HAVE AN INTERESTINGSET OF CHARACTERS HERE,
  • 00:11:45.624 --> 00:11:46.826
  • SET OF CHARACTERS HERE,AND WE START OFF WITH TWO
  • 00:11:46.826 --> 00:11:48.094
  • AND WE START OFF WITH TWOWOMEN, AND I FELT IT
  • 00:11:48.094 --> 00:11:50.196
  • WOMEN, AND I FELT ITAPROPOS TO BE AT A WOMEN'S
  • 00:11:50.196 --> 00:11:51.163
  • APROPOS TO BE AT A WOMEN'SEVENT TO TALK ABOUT TWO
  • 00:11:51.163 --> 00:11:52.631
  • EVENT TO TALK ABOUT TWOWOMEN, AND I LOVE FINDING
  • 00:11:52.631 --> 00:11:53.666
  • WOMEN, AND I LOVE FINDINGOUT THE DEFINITION OF
  • 00:11:53.666 --> 00:11:56.001
  • OUT THE DEFINITION OFHEBREW NAMES.
  • 00:11:56.001 --> 00:11:56.902
  • HEBREW NAMES.IT'S ALWAYS FUN WHEN
  • 00:11:56.902 --> 00:11:58.537
  • IT'S ALWAYS FUN WHENYOU'RE STUDYING THE BIBLE.
  • 00:11:58.537 --> 00:11:59.538
  • YOU'RE STUDYING THE BIBLE.SO IF YOU'RE A NOTE TAKER,
  • 00:11:59.538 --> 00:12:00.106
  • SO IF YOU'RE A NOTE TAKER,DO YOU KNOW, THE NAME
  • 00:12:00.106 --> 00:12:01.307
  • DO YOU KNOW, THE NAME"NAOMI" MEANS "SWEET" AND
  • 00:12:01.307 --> 00:12:02.208
  • "NAOMI" MEANS "SWEET" AND"PLEASANT"?
  • 00:12:02.208 --> 00:12:03.142
  • "PLEASANT"?AND THE NAME "RUTH," THE
  • 00:12:03.142 --> 00:12:04.243
  • AND THE NAME "RUTH," THENAME "RUTH" MEANS "FRIENDLY."
  • 00:12:04.243 --> 00:12:05.344
  • NAME "RUTH" MEANS "FRIENDLY."SO MISS SWEETIE AND
  • 00:12:05.344 --> 00:12:09.014
  • SO MISS SWEETIE ANDMISS PLEASANT HAVE
  • 00:12:09.014 --> 00:12:10.116
  • MISS PLEASANT HAVEEXPERIENCED LOSS
  • 00:12:10.116 --> 00:12:10.683
  • EXPERIENCED LOSSAFTER LOSS AFTER LOSS.
  • 00:12:10.683 --> 00:12:11.250
  • AFTER LOSS AFTER LOSS.THEIR DREAMS AND THEIR
  • 00:12:11.250 --> 00:12:12.551
  • THEIR DREAMS AND THEIRPROVISIONS ARE BURIED SIX
  • 00:12:12.551 --> 00:12:13.886
  • PROVISIONS ARE BURIED SIXFEET UNDER, THREE TIMES
  • 00:12:13.886 --> 00:12:16.322
  • FEET UNDER, THREE TIMESOVER.
  • 00:12:16.322 --> 00:12:17.056
  • OVER.HUSBAND, DEAD;
  • 00:12:17.056 --> 00:12:18.257
  • HUSBAND, DEAD;FATHER-IN-LAW, DEAD;
  • 00:12:18.257 --> 00:12:19.458
  • FATHER-IN-LAW, DEAD;BROTHER-IN-LAW, DEAD.
  • 00:12:19.458 --> 00:12:21.093
  • BROTHER-IN-LAW, DEAD.BLOW AFTER BLOW, HIT AFTER
  • 00:12:21.093 --> 00:12:23.329
  • BLOW AFTER BLOW, HIT AFTERHIT, LOSS AFTER LOSS.
  • 00:12:23.329 --> 00:12:24.663
  • HIT, LOSS AFTER LOSS.CAN YOU EMPATHIZE WITH
  • 00:12:24.663 --> 00:12:26.465
  • CAN YOU EMPATHIZE WITHTHESE WOMEN?
  • 00:12:26.465 --> 00:12:27.666
  • THESE WOMEN?HAVE YOU EVER BEEN AT THAT
  • 00:12:27.666 --> 00:12:28.934
  • HAVE YOU EVER BEEN AT THATPOINT WHERE YOU ARE LIKE,
  • 00:12:28.934 --> 00:12:30.536
  • POINT WHERE YOU ARE LIKE,"I DON'T KNOW IF I COULD
  • 00:12:30.536 --> 00:12:31.737
  • "I DON'T KNOW IF I COULDTAKE ANOTHER THING?"
  • 00:12:31.737 --> 00:12:33.305
  • TAKE ANOTHER THING?"NO MATTER WHERE YOU ARE AT
  • 00:12:33.305 --> 00:12:34.740
  • NO MATTER WHERE YOU ARE ATIN LIFE, GUESS WHAT,
  • 00:12:34.740 --> 00:12:35.541
  • IN LIFE, GUESS WHAT,SISTER?
  • 00:12:35.541 --> 00:12:37.309
  • SISTER?YOU CAME TO CHURCH TODAY,
  • 00:12:37.309 --> 00:12:38.277
  • YOU CAME TO CHURCH TODAY,AND I BELIEVE THAT YOU
  • 00:12:38.277 --> 00:12:39.979
  • AND I BELIEVE THAT YOUHAVE COME TO THE HOUSE OF
  • 00:12:39.979 --> 00:12:40.946
  • HAVE COME TO THE HOUSE OFBREAD, TO THE VERY BREAD
  • 00:12:40.946 --> 00:12:42.214
  • BREAD, TO THE VERY BREADOF LIFE-- COULD SATIATE
  • 00:12:42.214 --> 00:12:43.149
  • OF LIFE-- COULD SATIATEYOUR NEED.
  • 00:12:43.149 --> 00:12:46.585
  • YOUR NEED.THESE WOMEN SHOW US AND
  • 00:12:46.585 --> 00:12:48.220
  • THESE WOMEN SHOW US ANDTEACH US, MM, THAT YOU ARE
  • 00:12:48.220 --> 00:12:48.988
  • TEACH US, MM, THAT YOU ARENOT ALONE BECAUSE THEY
  • 00:12:48.988 --> 00:12:49.955
  • NOT ALONE BECAUSE THEYFELT THE SAME WAY.
  • 00:12:49.955 --> 00:12:51.957
  • FELT THE SAME WAY.OKAY, SO SCRIPTURE
  • 00:12:51.957 --> 00:12:52.691
  • OKAY, SO SCRIPTUREPROVIDES SOME CONTEXT.
  • 00:12:52.691 --> 00:12:54.126
  • PROVIDES SOME CONTEXT.WE ARE TOLD THAT RUTH WAS
  • 00:12:54.126 --> 00:12:55.294
  • WE ARE TOLD THAT RUTH WASA MOABITESS.
  • 00:12:55.294 --> 00:12:56.962
  • A MOABITESS.THAT MEANS SHE'S FROM A
  • 00:12:56.962 --> 00:12:57.763
  • THAT MEANS SHE'S FROM ALAND CALLED MOAB.
  • 00:12:57.763 --> 00:12:58.764
  • LAND CALLED MOAB.NOW, FOR THOSE THAT DON'T
  • 00:12:58.764 --> 00:13:00.199
  • NOW, FOR THOSE THAT DON'TKNOW, MOAB IS A PLACE NO
  • 00:13:00.199 --> 00:13:01.600
  • KNOW, MOAB IS A PLACE NOGOOD JEW WANTS TO BE.
  • 00:13:01.600 --> 00:13:03.269
  • GOOD JEW WANTS TO BE.IN FACT, THE CITY STARTED
  • 00:13:03.269 --> 00:13:04.770
  • IN FACT, THE CITY STARTEDOUT OF AN INCESTUOUS
  • 00:13:04.770 --> 00:13:05.471
  • OUT OF AN INCESTUOUSRELATIONSHIP WITH A DAD
  • 00:13:05.471 --> 00:13:07.006
  • RELATIONSHIP WITH A DADAND A DAUGHTER, AND IT
  • 00:13:07.006 --> 00:13:08.774
  • AND A DAUGHTER, AND ITJUST SPINS-- SPIRALED OUT
  • 00:13:08.774 --> 00:13:11.210
  • JUST SPINS-- SPIRALED OUTOF SIN CONTROL FROM THERE.
  • 00:13:11.210 --> 00:13:12.378
  • OF SIN CONTROL FROM THERE.THINK OF IT AS A CROSS
  • 00:13:12.378 --> 00:13:13.112
  • THINK OF IT AS A CROSSBETWEEN, LIKE, VEGAS AND
  • 00:13:13.112 --> 00:13:14.313
  • BETWEEN, LIKE, VEGAS ANDBANGKOK.
  • 00:13:14.313 --> 00:13:15.414
  • BANGKOK.IT'S LIKE TURNIPS AND
  • 00:13:15.414 --> 00:13:17.016
  • IT'S LIKE TURNIPS ANDPARTIES AND CRAZY ETHNIC
  • 00:13:17.016 --> 00:13:18.317
  • PARTIES AND CRAZY ETHNICPEOPLE, AND THIS IS RUTH,
  • 00:13:18.317 --> 00:13:20.419
  • PEOPLE, AND THIS IS RUTH,ALL RIGHT?
  • 00:13:20.419 --> 00:13:21.220
  • ALL RIGHT?WE'RE GONNA DISCOVER SHE A
  • 00:13:21.220 --> 00:13:22.221
  • WE'RE GONNA DISCOVER SHE ALITTLE CRAZY, SHE A LITTLE
  • 00:13:22.221 --> 00:13:23.322
  • LITTLE CRAZY, SHE A LITTLEETHNIC.
  • 00:13:23.322 --> 00:13:23.923
  • ETHNIC.YOU KNOW, SHE MIGHT BE
  • 00:13:23.923 --> 00:13:24.890
  • YOU KNOW, SHE MIGHT BEREAL LOUD 'CAUSE SHE'S
  • 00:13:24.890 --> 00:13:25.724
  • REAL LOUD 'CAUSE SHE'SFROM MOAB, AND NO GOOD JEW
  • 00:13:25.724 --> 00:13:29.695
  • FROM MOAB, AND NO GOOD JEWWANTS TO BE FROM MOAB.
  • 00:13:29.695 --> 00:13:30.429
  • WANTS TO BE FROM MOAB.NOW, EVERY TIME THAT I'VE
  • 00:13:30.429 --> 00:13:31.897
  • NOW, EVERY TIME THAT I'VEREAD COMMENTARIES OR BIBLE
  • 00:13:31.897 --> 00:13:33.632
  • IT'S ALMOST AS IF THE
  • 00:13:34.800 --> 00:13:36.635
  • IT'S ALMOST AS IF THECOMMUNICATORS SPEAK ABOUT
  • 00:13:36.635 --> 00:13:37.203
  • COMMUNICATORS SPEAK ABOUTRUTH AS IF SHE WAS A
  • 00:13:37.203 --> 00:13:39.205
  • RUTH AS IF SHE WAS APROPER BRITISH GIRL.
  • 00:13:39.205 --> 00:13:39.905
  • PROPER BRITISH GIRL.YOU KNOW, SHE HAS THIS
  • 00:13:39.905 --> 00:13:40.906
  • YOU KNOW, SHE HAS THISCONVERSATION WITH HER
  • 00:13:40.906 --> 00:13:41.974
  • CONVERSATION WITH HERMOTHER-IN-LAW AFTER LOSING
  • 00:13:41.974 --> 00:13:43.442
  • AND THEY'RE IN A HOT,
  • 00:13:44.743 --> 00:13:45.711
  • AND THEY'RE IN A HOT,DUSTY, DESERT ROAD ON THE
  • 00:13:45.711 --> 00:13:46.612
  • DUSTY, DESERT ROAD ON THEWAY BACK TO BETHLEHEM, AND
  • 00:13:46.612 --> 00:13:47.780
  • WAY BACK TO BETHLEHEM, ANDEVERY TIME THAT I'VE HEARD
  • 00:13:47.780 --> 00:13:49.114
  • EVERY TIME THAT I'VE HEARDIT SPOKEN, IT ALMOST
  • 00:13:49.114 --> 00:13:50.916
  • IT SPOKEN, IT ALMOSTSOUNDS AS IF SHE SAYS A
  • 00:13:50.916 --> 00:13:52.518
  • SOUNDS AS IF SHE SAYS AVERY FAMOUS PASSAGE THAT
  • 00:13:52.518 --> 00:13:54.520
  • VERY FAMOUS PASSAGE THATMOST OF US KNOW--
  • 00:13:54.520 --> 00:13:55.387
  • MOST OF US KNOW--[BRITISH ACCENT]
  • 00:13:55.387 --> 00:13:57.489
  • [BRITISH ACCENT]"WHERE YOU GO, I WILL GO.
  • 00:13:57.489 --> 00:13:58.090
  • "WHERE YOU GO, I WILL GO.YOUR PEOPLE SHALL BE MY
  • 00:13:58.090 --> 00:13:59.058
  • YOUR PEOPLE SHALL BE MYPEOPLE, AND YOUR GOD SHALL
  • 00:13:59.058 --> 00:14:00.860
  • PEOPLE, AND YOUR GOD SHALLBE MY GOD."
  • 00:14:00.860 --> 00:14:01.460
  • BE MY GOD."SHE'S NOT FROM LONDON.
  • 00:14:01.460 --> 00:14:03.062
  • SHE'S NOT FROM LONDON.SHE'S FROM MOAB, ALL RIGHT?
  • 00:14:03.062 --> 00:14:04.363
  • SHE'S FROM MOAB, ALL RIGHT?SHE'S BASICALLY A BIBLICAL
  • 00:14:04.363 --> 00:14:05.965
  • SHE'S BASICALLY A BIBLICALCARDI B, ALL RIGHT?
  • 00:14:05.965 --> 00:14:07.299
  • CARDI B, ALL RIGHT?SHE SAID--
  • 00:14:07.299 --> 00:14:08.167
  • SHE SAID--[STREET-TALKING]
  • 00:14:08.167 --> 00:14:09.068
  • [STREET-TALKING]"NO, MOMMY.
  • 00:14:09.068 --> 00:14:09.768
  • "NO, MOMMY.LET ME TELL YOU SOMETHING,
  • 00:14:09.768 --> 00:14:10.236
  • LET ME TELL YOU SOMETHING,OKAY?
  • 00:14:10.236 --> 00:14:11.237
  • OKAY?WHERE YOU GO, I'M GONNA
  • 00:14:11.237 --> 00:14:12.171
  • WHERE YOU GO, I'M GONNAGO.
  • 00:14:12.171 --> 00:14:13.606
  • GO.YO PEOPLE BE MY PEOPLE.
  • 00:14:13.606 --> 00:14:14.607
  • YO PEOPLE BE MY PEOPLE.YO GOD WILL BE MY GOD,
  • 00:14:14.607 --> 00:14:15.107
  • YO GOD WILL BE MY GOD,OH--
  • 00:14:15.107 --> 00:14:15.841
  • OH--[TONGUE TRILLING]
  • 00:14:15.841 --> 00:14:16.709
  • [TONGUE TRILLING]MM-MM, NO, NO--
  • 00:14:16.709 --> 00:14:19.511
  • MM-MM, NO, NO--[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]
  • 00:14:19.511 --> 00:14:20.312
  • [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]YOU CAN LEAVE ME, BUT I'M
  • 00:14:20.312 --> 00:14:21.680
  • YOU CAN LEAVE ME, BUT I'MCOMING WIT YOU, OKAY?
  • 00:14:21.680 --> 00:14:23.649
  • COMING WIT YOU, OKAY?MM-MM.
  • 00:14:23.649 --> 00:14:24.583
  • MM-MM.[LAUGHTER]
  • 00:14:24.583 --> 00:14:26.518
  • [LAUGHTER]NOW, BEFORE YOU THINK THAT
  • 00:14:26.518 --> 00:14:28.020
  • NOW, BEFORE YOU THINK THATPASTOR VICTORIA HAS JUST
  • 00:14:28.020 --> 00:14:30.155
  • PASTOR VICTORIA HAS JUSTLOST HER MIND FOR INVITING
  • 00:14:30.155 --> 00:14:30.789
  • LOST HER MIND FOR INVITINGME HERE, LET ME TELL YOU
  • 00:14:30.789 --> 00:14:32.691
  • ME HERE, LET ME TELL YOUTHE REASON WHY I INTERPRET
  • 00:14:32.691 --> 00:14:35.194
  • THE REASON WHY I INTERPRETTHE BIBLE THIS WAY.
  • 00:14:35.194 --> 00:14:37.263
  • THE BIBLE THIS WAY.I AM MEXIRICAN, MEANING
  • 00:14:37.263 --> 00:14:38.264
  • I AM MEXIRICAN, MEANINGI'M MEXICAN AND PUERTO
  • 00:14:38.264 --> 00:14:38.831
  • I'M MEXICAN AND PUERTORICAN-- HEY.
  • 00:14:38.831 --> 00:14:40.099
  • RICAN-- HEY.[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]
  • 00:14:40.099 --> 00:14:41.433
  • [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]AND I GREW UP GOING TO MY
  • 00:14:41.433 --> 00:14:43.102
  • AND I GREW UP GOING TO MYGRANDMOTHER'S HOUSE, AND
  • 00:14:43.102 --> 00:14:44.236
  • GRANDMOTHER'S HOUSE, ANDWE WOULD WATCH SOAP OPERAS
  • 00:14:44.236 --> 00:14:45.537
  • WE WOULD WATCH SOAP OPERASON HER COUCH COVERED WITH
  • 00:14:45.537 --> 00:14:47.907
  • ON HER COUCH COVERED WITHCLEAR PLASTIC.
  • 00:14:47.907 --> 00:14:49.008
  • CLEAR PLASTIC.[LAUGHTER]
  • 00:14:49.008 --> 00:14:50.175
  • [LAUGHTER]AND SHE WOULD SERVE ME
  • 00:14:50.175 --> 00:14:53.345
  • AND SHE WOULD SERVE MECOFFEE AT THE AGE OF SIX,
  • 00:14:53.345 --> 00:14:56.582
  • COFFEE AT THE AGE OF SIX,BORICUA, OKAY?
  • 00:14:56.582 --> 00:14:57.182
  • BORICUA, OKAY?AND WE WOULD SIT THERE,
  • 00:14:57.182 --> 00:14:57.783
  • AND WE WOULD SIT THERE,AND WE'D WATCH OUR SOAP
  • 00:14:57.783 --> 00:14:58.350
  • AND WE'D WATCH OUR SOAPOPERAS, BUT MY FEAR IS
  • 00:14:58.350 --> 00:14:59.418
  • OPERAS, BUT MY FEAR ISTHAT, WHEN I SAY,
  • 00:14:59.418 --> 00:15:00.786
  • THAT, WHEN I SAY,"SOAP OPERAS," HOUSTON,
  • 00:15:00.786 --> 00:15:01.520
  • "SOAP OPERAS," HOUSTON,YOU'RE PROBABLY THINKING,
  • 00:15:01.520 --> 00:15:02.254
  • YOU'RE PROBABLY THINKING,LIKE,
  • 00:15:02.254 --> 00:15:02.888
  • LIKE,"ONE LIFE TO LIVE,"
  • 00:15:02.888 --> 00:15:03.756
  • "ONE LIFE TO LIVE,""GENERAL HOSPITAL,"
  • 00:15:03.756 --> 00:15:05.057
  • "GENERAL HOSPITAL,""YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS."
  • 00:15:05.057 --> 00:15:06.525
  • "YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS."WHEN I TALK ABOUT "SOAP
  • 00:15:06.525 --> 00:15:07.226
  • WHEN I TALK ABOUT "SOAPOPERAS," I'M TALKIN' ABOUT
  • 00:15:07.226 --> 00:15:08.127
  • OPERAS," I'M TALKIN' ABOUTTHIS THING CALLED
  • 00:15:08.127 --> 00:15:09.361
  • THIS THING CALLED"NOVELLAS"--
  • 00:15:09.361 --> 00:15:11.096
  • "NOVELLAS"--VERY DIFFERENT.
  • 00:15:11.096 --> 00:15:12.765
  • VERY DIFFERENT.AND SO FOR MY
  • 00:15:12.765 --> 00:15:14.633
  • AND SO FOR MYLIGHT-SKINNED SISTERS THAT
  • 00:15:14.633 --> 00:15:15.301
  • LIGHT-SKINNED SISTERS THATMAY NOT UNDERSTAND WHAT
  • 00:15:15.301 --> 00:15:16.268
  • MAY NOT UNDERSTAND WHATI'M TALKING ABOUT, IN AN
  • 00:15:16.268 --> 00:15:18.537
  • I'M TALKING ABOUT, IN ANAMERICAN SOAP OPERA,
  • 00:15:18.537 --> 00:15:19.838
  • AMERICAN SOAP OPERA,A WOMAN WITH FAIR SKIN,
  • 00:15:19.838 --> 00:15:22.041
  • A WOMAN WITH FAIR SKIN,LIGHT EYES, AND BLONDE HAIR,
  • 00:15:22.041 --> 00:15:23.676
  • LIGHT EYES, AND BLONDE HAIR,LIGHT MAKEUP,
  • 00:15:23.676 --> 00:15:24.810
  • LIGHT MAKEUP,A SVELTE WAIST, AND THIGHS
  • 00:15:24.810 --> 00:15:26.245
  • A SVELTE WAIST, AND THIGHSTHAT DEFINITELY DON'T TOUCH,
  • 00:15:26.245 --> 00:15:27.646
  • THAT DEFINITELY DON'T TOUCH,SHE'S GONNA LOOK AT
  • 00:15:27.646 --> 00:15:29.982
  • SHE'S GONNA LOOK ATHER FORLORN LOVER, WHO'S
  • 00:15:29.982 --> 00:15:30.883
  • HER FORLORN LOVER, WHO'SJUST BROKEN UP WITH HER,
  • 00:15:30.883 --> 00:15:32.384
  • JUST BROKEN UP WITH HER,AND SAY VERY SANELY,
  • 00:15:32.384 --> 00:15:36.488
  • AND SAY VERY SANELY,"BUT JOHN, I LOVE YOU.
  • 00:15:36.488 --> 00:15:39.258
  • "BUT JOHN, I LOVE YOU.PLEASE DON'T LEAVE."
  • 00:15:39.258 --> 00:15:39.892
  • PLEASE DON'T LEAVE."AND THEN, IN A NOVELLA,
  • 00:15:39.892 --> 00:15:41.126
  • AND THEN, IN A NOVELLA,A GIRL WALKS IN,
  • 00:15:41.126 --> 00:15:43.195
  • A GIRL WALKS IN,IN A TIGHT DRESS
  • 00:15:43.195 --> 00:15:45.664
  • IN A TIGHT DRESSWITH HAIR BACKCOMBED LIKE A
  • 00:15:45.664 --> 00:15:46.899
  • WITH HAIR BACKCOMBED LIKE ABEEHIVE, TEN POUNDS OF
  • 00:15:46.899 --> 00:15:48.567
  • BEEHIVE, TEN POUNDS OFMAKEUP, AND EYELASHES SO
  • 00:15:48.567 --> 00:15:49.568
  • MAKEUP, AND EYELASHES SOLONG, WHEN SHE BLINKS,
  • 00:15:49.568 --> 00:15:50.469
  • LONG, WHEN SHE BLINKS,YOU FEEL IT THROUGH THE
  • 00:15:50.469 --> 00:15:51.704
  • YOU FEEL IT THROUGH THESCREEN.
  • 00:15:51.704 --> 00:15:52.838
  • SCREEN.SHE COMES IN SCREAMING--
  • 00:15:52.838 --> 00:16:00.145
  • SHE COMES IN SCREAMING--[SPEAKING IN SPANISH]
  • 00:16:00.145 --> 00:16:00.913
  • [SPEAKING IN SPANISH]THEN SOMEBODY RUNS IN,
  • 00:16:00.913 --> 00:16:02.514
  • THEN SOMEBODY RUNS IN,SHOOTS JUANITO.
  • 00:16:02.514 --> 00:16:03.182
  • SHOOTS JUANITO.YOU FIND OUT THAT
  • 00:16:03.182 --> 00:16:04.516
  • YOU FIND OUT THATJUANITO'S HER SECRET BABY
  • 00:16:04.516 --> 00:16:05.417
  • JUANITO'S HER SECRET BABYDADDY, AND YOU'RE LIKE,
  • 00:16:05.417 --> 00:16:06.385
  • DADDY, AND YOU'RE LIKE,"OH, MY GOSH."
  • 00:16:06.385 --> 00:16:10.990
  • "OH, MY GOSH."[APPLAUSE]
  • 00:16:10.990 --> 00:16:11.824
  • [APPLAUSE]THAT'S THE WAY I READ THE
  • 00:16:11.824 --> 00:16:12.791
  • THAT'S THE WAY I READ THEBIBLE.
  • 00:16:12.791 --> 00:16:15.594
  • BIBLE.[LAUGHTER]
  • 00:16:15.594 --> 00:16:17.029
  • [LAUGHTER]I'M SO TIRED OF PEOPLE
  • 00:16:17.029 --> 00:16:17.696
  • I'M SO TIRED OF PEOPLESAYING, "WELL, THE BIBLE
  • 00:16:17.696 --> 00:16:18.664
  • SAYING, "WELL, THE BIBLEIS BORING IN A POSTMODERN
  • 00:16:18.664 --> 00:16:19.732
  • IS BORING IN A POSTMODERNWORLD."
  • 00:16:19.732 --> 00:16:20.799
  • WORLD."NO, BOO-BOO, YOU BORING,
  • 00:16:20.799 --> 00:16:22.001
  • NO, BOO-BOO, YOU BORING,ALL RIGHT?
  • 00:16:22.001 --> 00:16:23.002
  • ALL RIGHT?[LAUGHTER]
  • 00:16:23.002 --> 00:16:24.603
  • [LAUGHTER]READ IT LIKE A NOVELLA.
  • 00:16:24.603 --> 00:16:27.239
  • READ IT LIKE A NOVELLA.SO CHECK OUT--
  • 00:16:27.239 --> 00:16:28.474
  • SO CHECK OUT--[APPLAUSE]
  • 00:16:28.474 --> 00:16:29.141
  • [APPLAUSE]-- SO CHECK OUT WHAT NAOMI
  • 00:16:29.141 --> 00:16:30.909
  • -- SO CHECK OUT WHAT NAOMISAYS WHEN THEY LEFT MOAB
  • 00:16:30.909 --> 00:16:32.044
  • SAYS WHEN THEY LEFT MOABAND THEY COME BACK TO
  • 00:16:32.044 --> 00:16:33.645
  • AND THEY COME BACK TOBETHLEHEM.
  • 00:16:33.645 --> 00:16:34.279
  • BETHLEHEM.PICK THIS UP IN VERSE 19
  • 00:16:34.279 --> 00:16:36.181
  • "SO THE TWO WOMEN WENT ON
  • 00:16:37.483 --> 00:16:38.183
  • UNTIL THEY CAME TO BETHLEHEM.
  • 00:16:38.183 --> 00:16:38.751
  • WHEN THEY ARRIVED IN
  • 00:16:38.751 --> 00:16:40.252
  • BETHLEHEM, THE WHOLE TOWN
  • 00:16:40.252 --> 00:16:42.354
  • WAS STIRRED BECAUSE OF THEM,
  • 00:16:42.354 --> 00:16:43.122
  • AND THE WOMEN EXCLAIMED,
  • 00:16:43.122 --> 00:16:45.357
  • GET A PICTURE OF NAOMI
  • 00:16:47.226 --> 00:16:48.127
  • GET A PICTURE OF NAOMIIN YOUR HEAD, A YIDDISH
  • 00:16:48.127 --> 00:16:49.695
  • [YIDDISH-BRONX ACCENT]
  • 00:16:50.963 --> 00:16:51.563
  • "OY VEY, DON'T CALL ME
  • 00:16:51.563 --> 00:16:51.997
  • NAOMI.
  • 00:16:51.997 --> 00:16:53.332
  • CALL ME MARA BECAUSE THE
  • 00:16:53.332 --> 00:16:54.733
  • ALMIGHTY HAS MADE MY LIFE
  • 00:16:54.733 --> 00:16:56.035
  • VERY BITTER."
  • 00:16:56.035 --> 00:16:57.069
  • [MOCK SPITTING]
  • 00:16:57.069 --> 00:16:57.970
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:16:57.970 --> 00:16:59.004
  • I WENT AWAY FULL, BUT I
  • 00:16:59.004 --> 00:17:00.339
  • CAME BACK EMPTY.
  • 00:17:00.339 --> 00:17:01.507
  • WHY CALL ME NAOMI?"
  • 00:17:01.507 --> 00:17:02.541
  • -- WHICH MEANS, "SWEET"
  • 00:17:02.541 --> 00:17:04.743
  • AND "PLEASANT."
  • 00:17:04.743 --> 00:17:05.411
  • "THE LORD HAS AFFLICTED ME.
  • 00:17:05.411 --> 00:17:06.278
  • THE ALMIGHTY HAS BROUGHT
  • 00:17:06.278 --> 00:17:08.347
  • AND HERE'S THE THING.
  • 00:17:09.848 --> 00:17:10.582
  • AND HERE'S THE THING.WE CAN LAUGH AT THAT, BUT
  • 00:17:10.582 --> 00:17:11.717
  • WE CAN LAUGH AT THAT, BUTIN A PATRIARCHAL SOCIETY
  • 00:17:11.717 --> 00:17:13.018
  • IN A PATRIARCHAL SOCIETYWHERE MEN OWNED
  • 00:17:13.018 --> 00:17:13.786
  • WHERE MEN OWNEDEVERYTHING-- PROPERTY
  • 00:17:13.786 --> 00:17:14.586
  • EVERYTHING-- PROPERTYRIGHTS, ACADEMIC RIGHTS,
  • 00:17:14.586 --> 00:17:15.354
  • RIGHTS, ACADEMIC RIGHTS,LAND RIGHTS, FAMILY
  • 00:17:15.354 --> 00:17:16.422
  • LAND RIGHTS, FAMILYRIGHTS-- THE WOMAN LOST
  • 00:17:16.422 --> 00:17:18.023
  • RIGHTS-- THE WOMAN LOSTHER HUSBAND AND LOST HER
  • 00:17:18.023 --> 00:17:19.491
  • HER HUSBAND AND LOST HERTWO SONS, AND NAOMI WAS
  • 00:17:19.491 --> 00:17:21.660
  • TWO SONS, AND NAOMI WASTOO OLD TO HAVE A BABY,
  • 00:17:21.660 --> 00:17:22.461
  • TOO OLD TO HAVE A BABY,AND HER DAUGHTERS-IN-LAW
  • 00:17:22.461 --> 00:17:25.964
  • AND HER DAUGHTERS-IN-LAWWERE BARREN.
  • 00:17:25.964 --> 00:17:27.499
  • WERE BARREN.THEY WERE INFERTILE.
  • 00:17:27.499 --> 00:17:28.167
  • THEY WERE INFERTILE.DO YOU SEE THE REALNESS OF
  • 00:17:28.167 --> 00:17:29.001
  • DO YOU SEE THE REALNESS OFNAOMI?
  • 00:17:29.001 --> 00:17:29.935
  • NAOMI?"DON'T CALL ME 'SWEET'
  • 00:17:29.935 --> 00:17:31.103
  • "DON'T CALL ME 'SWEET'ANYMORE."
  • 00:17:31.103 --> 00:17:32.337
  • ANYMORE."MAYBE THAT'S THE PLACE
  • 00:17:32.337 --> 00:17:33.372
  • MAYBE THAT'S THE PLACEWHERE YOU FIND YOURSELF
  • 00:17:33.372 --> 00:17:35.307
  • WHERE YOU FIND YOURSELFTODAY BECAUSE THE WORD
  • 00:17:35.307 --> 00:17:36.742
  • TODAY BECAUSE THE WORD"MARA," THE NAME MARA
  • 00:17:36.742 --> 00:17:39.445
  • "MARA," THE NAME MARAMEANS "BITTER."
  • 00:17:39.445 --> 00:17:40.379
  • MEANS "BITTER."SHE SAID,
  • 00:17:40.379 --> 00:17:41.113
  • SHE SAID,"DON'T CALL ME 'MISS SWEETIE.'
  • 00:17:41.113 --> 00:17:41.847
  • "DON'T CALL ME 'MISS SWEETIE.'I'M A BITTER OLD HAG.
  • 00:17:41.847 --> 00:17:44.583
  • I'M A BITTER OLD HAG.THE LORD HAS DEALT VERY
  • 00:17:44.583 --> 00:17:46.318
  • THE LORD HAS DEALT VERYBITTERLY WITH ME."
  • 00:17:46.318 --> 00:17:46.985
  • BITTERLY WITH ME."AND MAYBE YOU HAVEN'T LOST A
  • 00:17:46.985 --> 00:17:48.053
  • AND MAYBE YOU HAVEN'T LOST ALOVED ONE, BUT MAYBE YOU
  • 00:17:48.053 --> 00:17:49.455
  • LOVED ONE, BUT MAYBE YOUHAVE-- IT'S BEEN A
  • 00:17:49.455 --> 00:17:51.123
  • HAVE-- IT'S BEEN ADIFFERENT TYPE OF DEATH,
  • 00:17:51.123 --> 00:17:52.357
  • DIFFERENT TYPE OF DEATH,MAYBE DEATH OF A DREAM,
  • 00:17:52.357 --> 00:17:53.725
  • MAYBE DEATH OF A DREAM,DEATH OF A JOB, DEATH OF A
  • 00:17:53.725 --> 00:17:55.160
  • DEATH OF A JOB, DEATH OF ABUSINESS, DEATH OF A
  • 00:17:55.160 --> 00:17:56.795
  • BUSINESS, DEATH OF ARELATIONSHIP, AND MY FEAR
  • 00:17:56.795 --> 00:17:58.363
  • RELATIONSHIP, AND MY FEARIS THAT WE CAN OVER
  • 00:17:58.363 --> 00:18:00.099
  • IS THAT WE CAN OVERSPIRITUALIZE THINGS AND
  • 00:18:00.099 --> 00:18:01.166
  • SPIRITUALIZE THINGS ANDSAY THINGS LIKE, "OH,
  • 00:18:01.166 --> 00:18:03.035
  • SAY THINGS LIKE, "OH,ROMANS 8:28,
  • 00:18:03.035 --> 00:18:04.069
  • ROMANS 8:28,"IT ALL WORKS OUT FOR GOOD,"
  • 00:18:04.069 --> 00:18:05.437
  • "IT ALL WORKS OUT FOR GOOD,"AND IT DOES,
  • 00:18:05.437 --> 00:18:06.338
  • AND IT DOES,BUT RIGHT NOW, RIGHT
  • 00:18:06.338 --> 00:18:07.773
  • BUT RIGHT NOW, RIGHTNOW I'M QUESTIONING THE
  • 00:18:07.773 --> 00:18:09.274
  • NOW I'M QUESTIONING THEGOODNESS OF A GOOD GOD.
  • 00:18:09.274 --> 00:18:10.676
  • GOODNESS OF A GOOD GOD.AND IF YOU HAVE FOUND
  • 00:18:10.676 --> 00:18:12.244
  • AND IF YOU HAVE FOUNDYOURSELF THERE TODAY,
  • 00:18:12.244 --> 00:18:13.512
  • YOURSELF THERE TODAY,WE ARE SO EXCITED THAT YOU
  • 00:18:13.512 --> 00:18:15.247
  • WE ARE SO EXCITED THAT YOUHAVE COME TO BETHLEHEM,
  • 00:18:15.247 --> 00:18:16.415
  • HAVE COME TO BETHLEHEM,THE HOUSE OF BREAD,
  • 00:18:16.415 --> 00:18:17.616
  • THE HOUSE OF BREAD,BECAUSE NAOMI DIDN'T GO TO
  • 00:18:17.616 --> 00:18:19.284
  • BECAUSE NAOMI DIDN'T GO TOTHE CLUB.
  • 00:18:19.284 --> 00:18:20.152
  • THE CLUB.SHE DIDN'T GO TO THE BAR.
  • 00:18:20.152 --> 00:18:21.019
  • SHE DIDN'T GO TO THE BAR.YOU KNOW WHERE SHE WENT?
  • 00:18:21.019 --> 00:18:22.020
  • YOU KNOW WHERE SHE WENT?AMONGST GOD'S PEOPLE.
  • 00:18:22.020 --> 00:18:23.188
  • AMONGST GOD'S PEOPLE.SHE WENT TO HER SISTERS IN
  • 00:18:23.188 --> 00:18:24.890
  • SHE WENT TO HER SISTERS INCHRIST, BEGGING,
  • 00:18:24.890 --> 00:18:28.193
  • - VICTORIA: YOU KNOW, SO
  • 00:18:29.461 --> 00:18:30.095
  • - VICTORIA: YOU KNOW, SOOFTEN WE, AS WOMEN, FORGET
  • 00:18:30.095 --> 00:18:30.963
  • OFTEN WE, AS WOMEN, FORGETTHAT WE ARE FEARFULLY AND
  • 00:18:30.963 --> 00:18:32.498
  • THAT WE ARE FEARFULLY ANDWONDERFULLY MADE, THAT GOD
  • 00:18:32.498 --> 00:18:33.899
  • WONDERFULLY MADE, THAT GODCREATED US UNIQUELY, AND
  • 00:18:33.899 --> 00:18:36.101
  • CREATED US UNIQUELY, ANDHE DESIGNED US WITH OUR
  • 00:18:36.101 --> 00:18:39.138
  • WE DIDN'T COME OFF AN
  • 00:18:40.372 --> 00:18:40.973
  • WE DIDN'T COME OFF ANASSEMBLY LINE.
  • 00:18:40.973 --> 00:18:41.907
  • ASSEMBLY LINE.WE'RE ORIGINALS, AND I
  • 00:18:41.907 --> 00:18:42.941
  • WE'RE ORIGINALS, AND ITHINK, WHEN WE UNDERSTAND
  • 00:18:42.941 --> 00:18:44.243
  • THINK, WHEN WE UNDERSTANDTHAT AND WE REALLY EMBRACE
  • 00:18:44.243 --> 00:18:45.077
  • THAT AND WE REALLY EMBRACETHAT, THERE'S SUCH A
  • 00:18:45.077 --> 00:18:47.412
  • THAT, THERE'S SUCH AFREEDOM IN NOT COMPARING
  • 00:18:47.412 --> 00:18:48.714
  • FREEDOM IN NOT COMPARINGYOURSELF TO OTHER WOMEN,
  • 00:18:48.714 --> 00:18:50.716
  • YOURSELF TO OTHER WOMEN,NOT THINKING GOD LEFT
  • 00:18:50.716 --> 00:18:54.153
  • NOT THINKING GOD LEFTSOMETHING OUT,
  • 00:18:54.153 --> 00:18:54.786
  • SOMETHING OUT,THAT SOMETHING IS MISSING
  • 00:18:54.786 --> 00:18:55.220
  • THAT SOMETHING IS MISSINGIN YOUR LIFE.
  • 00:18:55.220 --> 00:18:55.854
  • IN YOUR LIFE.YOU KNOW, I BELIEVE, WHEN
  • 00:18:55.854 --> 00:18:56.889
  • YOU KNOW, I BELIEVE, WHENWE REALLY SAY, "GOD, YOU
  • 00:18:56.889 --> 00:18:58.023
  • WE REALLY SAY, "GOD, YOUKNOW WHAT?
  • 00:18:58.023 --> 00:18:59.491
  • KNOW WHAT?I'M UNIQUE, AND YOU'VE
  • 00:18:59.491 --> 00:19:00.626
  • I'M UNIQUE, AND YOU'VEDONE SOMETHING IN ME VERY
  • 00:19:00.626 --> 00:19:01.793
  • DONE SOMETHING IN ME VERYSPECIAL," I BELIEVE THAT'S
  • 00:19:01.793 --> 00:19:03.428
  • SPECIAL," I BELIEVE THAT'SWHEN WE CAN BECOME ALL
  • 00:19:03.428 --> 00:19:05.631
  • - LISA: WE KNOW WHAT THE
  • 00:19:07.065 --> 00:19:08.333
  • - LISA: WE KNOW WHAT THEWORD OF GOD ALREADY SAYS
  • 00:19:08.333 --> 00:19:09.368
  • WORD OF GOD ALREADY SAYSABOUT US, THAT WE ARE
  • 00:19:09.368 --> 00:19:11.236
  • ABOUT US, THAT WE ARELOVED, WE ARE VALUABLE, WE
  • 00:19:11.236 --> 00:19:12.304
  • LOVED, WE ARE VALUABLE, WEARE CHOSEN, WE ARE
  • 00:19:12.304 --> 00:19:13.939
  • ARE CHOSEN, WE AREAPPROVED BY GOD, AND I
  • 00:19:13.939 --> 00:19:14.873
  • APPROVED BY GOD, AND ITHINK, MANY TIMES, WE JUST
  • 00:19:14.873 --> 00:19:17.109
  • "YOU KNOW WHAT?
  • 00:19:18.243 --> 00:19:18.877
  • "YOU KNOW WHAT?THE THINGS THAT WERE
  • 00:19:18.877 --> 00:19:19.611
  • THE THINGS THAT WERESPOKEN OVER ME THAT WERE
  • 00:19:19.611 --> 00:19:20.946
  • SPOKEN OVER ME THAT WERENEGATIVE, THEY AREN'T TRUE.
  • 00:19:20.946 --> 00:19:22.881
  • NEGATIVE, THEY AREN'T TRUE.THEY'RE LIES."
  • 00:19:22.881 --> 00:19:23.448
  • THEY'RE LIES."AND WE HAVE TO,
  • 00:19:23.448 --> 00:19:25.851
  • AND WE HAVE TO,SORT OF,
  • 00:19:25.851 --> 00:19:27.052
  • SORT OF,REPROGRAM OUR MINDS AND OUR
  • 00:19:27.052 --> 00:19:27.686
  • REPROGRAM OUR MINDS AND OURSPIRIT TO BELIEVE EXACTLY
  • 00:19:27.686 --> 00:19:28.820
  • SPIRIT TO BELIEVE EXACTLYWHAT GOD SAYS ABOUT US.
  • 00:19:28.820 --> 00:19:30.322
  • WHAT GOD SAYS ABOUT US.SO EASILY WE CAN LOOK IN A
  • 00:19:30.322 --> 00:19:32.724
  • SO EASILY WE CAN LOOK IN AMIRROR, AND WE CAN SEE THE
  • 00:19:32.724 --> 00:19:33.358
  • MIRROR, AND WE CAN SEE THEFLAWS ABOUT US INSTEAD OF
  • 00:19:33.358 --> 00:19:33.992
  • FLAWS ABOUT US INSTEAD OFLOOKING AT THE GOOD IN US.
  • 00:19:33.992 --> 00:19:34.860
  • LOOKING AT THE GOOD IN US.WE FOCUS ON OUR WEAKNESSES
  • 00:19:34.860 --> 00:19:38.297
  • WE FOCUS ON OUR WEAKNESSESINSTEAD OF OUR STRENGTHS,
  • 00:19:38.297 --> 00:19:39.498
  • INSTEAD OF OUR STRENGTHS,AND I THINK WE HAVE TO
  • 00:19:39.498 --> 00:19:40.732
  • AND I THINK WE HAVE TOSTOP CRITICIZING OURSELVES
  • 00:19:40.732 --> 00:19:42.801
  • STOP CRITICIZING OURSELVESAND START LOOKING INTO
  • 00:19:42.801 --> 00:19:44.403
  • AND START LOOKING INTOMAYBE THE MIRROR OF GOD'S
  • 00:19:44.403 --> 00:19:46.338
  • MAYBE THE MIRROR OF GOD'SWORD AND REALLY BELIEVE
  • 00:19:46.338 --> 00:19:49.074
  • WORD AND REALLY BELIEVEWHAT HE SAYS ABOUT US AND
  • 00:19:49.074 --> 00:19:50.075
  • WHAT HE SAYS ABOUT US ANDSTART SPEAKING THOSE
  • 00:19:50.075 --> 00:19:51.143
  • START SPEAKING THOSETHINGS OVER OUR LIVES AND
  • 00:19:51.143 --> 00:19:52.945
  • THINGS OVER OUR LIVES ANDJUST WALKING IN WHO GOD
  • 00:19:52.945 --> 00:19:55.013
  • - BIANCA: WHAT WE, AS
  • 00:19:56.782 --> 00:19:58.650
  • - BIANCA: WHAT WE, ASWOMEN TODAY, AS SMART,
  • 00:19:58.650 --> 00:20:00.852
  • WOMEN TODAY, AS SMART,TALENTED, BRIGHT WOMEN,
  • 00:20:00.852 --> 00:20:01.753
  • TALENTED, BRIGHT WOMEN,CHILDREN OF THE MOST HIGH
  • 00:20:01.753 --> 00:20:03.322
  • CHILDREN OF THE MOST HIGHGOD, WILL BEGIN TO TAKE
  • 00:20:03.322 --> 00:20:05.958
  • GOD, WILL BEGIN TO TAKEHIS WORD AS THE GOLD STANDARD?
  • 00:20:05.958 --> 00:20:06.491
  • HIS WORD AS THE GOLD STANDARD?WE'RE NOT LOOKING AT
  • 00:20:06.491 --> 00:20:08.126
  • WE'RE NOT LOOKING ATMARKETING, MOVIES, AND
  • 00:20:08.126 --> 00:20:09.695
  • WE HAVE THE VERY,
  • 00:20:11.863 --> 00:20:13.265
  • WE HAVE THE VERY,EVER-PRESENT, BREATHING, ALIVE
  • 00:20:13.265 --> 00:20:14.766
  • EVER-PRESENT, BREATHING, ALIVEWORD OF GOD THAT IS SHARPER
  • 00:20:14.766 --> 00:20:17.035
  • WORD OF GOD THAT IS SHARPERTHAN A TWO-EDGED SWORD
  • 00:20:17.035 --> 00:20:18.904
  • THAN A TWO-EDGED SWORDTO PIERCE BONE AND MARROW,
  • 00:20:18.904 --> 00:20:19.605
  • TO PIERCE BONE AND MARROW,TO SPEAK TRUTH OVER OUR LIFE,
  • 00:20:19.605 --> 00:20:20.272
  • TO SPEAK TRUTH OVER OUR LIFE,SO WHEN THE WORLD TELLS
  • 00:20:20.272 --> 00:20:21.106
  • SO WHEN THE WORLD TELLSYOU THAT YOU'RE NOT ENOUGH,
  • 00:20:21.106 --> 00:20:21.807
  • YOU THAT YOU'RE NOT ENOUGH,WHEN THE WORLD TELLS
  • 00:20:21.807 --> 00:20:22.708
  • WHEN THE WORLD TELLSYOU THAT YOU'RE TOO SHORT,
  • 00:20:22.708 --> 00:20:23.442
  • YOU THAT YOU'RE TOO SHORT,TOO TALL, TO LIGHT,
  • 00:20:23.442 --> 00:20:24.309
  • TOO TALL, TO LIGHT,TOO DARK, TOO SKINNY,
  • 00:20:24.309 --> 00:20:24.843
  • TOO DARK, TOO SKINNY,TOO FLOOFY,
  • 00:20:24.843 --> 00:20:26.011
  • TOO FLOOFY,THEN WE HAVE THE WORD OF
  • 00:20:26.011 --> 00:20:27.579
  • THEN WE HAVE THE WORD OFGOD TO CALIBRATE OUR
  • 00:20:27.579 --> 00:20:28.780
  • GOD TO CALIBRATE OURHEARTS AND REMIND US OF
  • 00:20:28.780 --> 00:20:30.916
  • HEARTS AND REMIND US OFWHO WE REALLY ARE.
  • 00:20:30.916 --> 00:20:31.783
  • WHO WE REALLY ARE.WE ARE DAUGHTERS OF THE
  • 00:20:31.783 --> 00:20:32.818
  • WE ARE DAUGHTERS OF THEKING OF KINGS.
  • 00:20:32.818 --> 00:20:33.619
  • KING OF KINGS.THAT MAKES US ROYALTY.
  • 00:20:33.619 --> 00:20:35.053
  • THAT MAKES US ROYALTY.SO WHEN YOU FEEL LIKE
  • 00:20:35.053 --> 00:20:36.188
  • SO WHEN YOU FEEL LIKEYOU'RE DOWN AND OUT, HONEY
  • 00:20:36.188 --> 00:20:37.889
  • YOU'RE DOWN AND OUT, HONEYCHILD, ADJUST YOUR CROWN
  • 00:20:37.889 --> 00:20:39.024
  • CHILD, ADJUST YOUR CROWNAND START ACTING LIKE THE
  • 00:20:39.024 --> 00:20:42.094
  • AND START ACTING LIKE THECHILD OF GOD THAT YOU ARE.
  • 00:20:42.094 --> 00:20:43.462
  • CHILD OF GOD THAT YOU ARE.- BIANCA: SO ON THE ROAD
  • 00:20:43.462 --> 00:20:44.429
  • - BIANCA: SO ON THE ROADTO LOVING YOUR LIFE, THE
  • 00:20:44.429 --> 00:20:45.030
  • TO LOVING YOUR LIFE, THEFIRST THING YOU NEED TO
  • 00:20:45.030 --> 00:20:45.764
  • FIRST THING YOU NEED TOKNOW IF YOU'RE TAKING
  • 00:20:45.764 --> 00:20:50.235
  • KNOW IF YOU'RE TAKINGNOTES, BIBLE SCHOLAR, IS
  • 00:20:50.235 --> 00:20:50.836
  • NOTES, BIBLE SCHOLAR, IS"THE DECISIONS YOU MAKE
  • 00:20:50.836 --> 00:20:52.604
  • WHAT THEY DIDN'T KNOW THEN
  • 00:20:54.706 --> 00:20:56.975
  • WHAT THEY DIDN'T KNOW THENWAS THEIR LIVES,
  • 00:20:56.975 --> 00:20:57.943
  • WAS THEIR LIVES,THOUGH POCKMARKED
  • 00:20:57.943 --> 00:20:58.577
  • THOUGH POCKMARKEDWITH PAIN, WERE ABOUT TO
  • 00:20:58.577 --> 00:20:59.077
  • WITH PAIN, WERE ABOUT TOCHANGE.
  • 00:20:59.077 --> 00:20:59.678
  • CHANGE.JUMP DOWN TO CHAPTER 2,
  • 00:20:59.678 --> 00:21:00.612
  • "NOW NAOMI HAD A RELATIVE
  • 00:21:02.447 --> 00:21:03.548
  • ON HER HUSBAND'S SIDE, A
  • 00:21:03.548 --> 00:21:04.983
  • MAN OF STANDING FROM THE
  • 00:21:04.983 --> 00:21:06.018
  • CLAN, CLAN OF ELIMELEK,
  • 00:21:06.018 --> 00:21:07.352
  • WHOSE NAME WAS BOAZ.
  • 00:21:07.352 --> 00:21:08.720
  • AND RUTH THE MOABITE SAID
  • 00:21:08.720 --> 00:21:09.921
  • TO NAOMI, 'LET ME GO TO
  • 00:21:09.921 --> 00:21:11.189
  • THE FIELDS AND PICK UP
  • 00:21:11.189 --> 00:21:13.759
  • LEFTOVER GRAIN BEHIND
  • 00:21:13.759 --> 00:21:14.526
  • ANYONE IN WHOSE EYES I
  • 00:21:14.526 --> 00:21:15.827
  • FIND FAVOR.'
  • 00:21:15.827 --> 00:21:16.528
  • NAOMI SAID TO HER,
  • 00:21:16.528 --> 00:21:18.397
  • SO WE FIND THESE WOMEN
  • 00:21:19.898 --> 00:21:21.166
  • SO WE FIND THESE WOMENBACK IN BETHLEHEM,
  • 00:21:21.166 --> 00:21:22.134
  • BACK IN BETHLEHEM,HUSBANDLESS, CHILDLESS,
  • 00:21:22.134 --> 00:21:24.503
  • HUSBANDLESS, CHILDLESS,HOMELESS, AND HOPELESS,
  • 00:21:24.503 --> 00:21:26.271
  • HOMELESS, AND HOPELESS,BUT THE CHAPTER OPENS UP
  • 00:21:26.271 --> 00:21:27.239
  • BUT THE CHAPTER OPENS UPWITH A MAN BY THE NAME OF BOAZ.
  • 00:21:27.239 --> 00:21:28.507
  • WITH A MAN BY THE NAME OF BOAZ.COME ON, SOMEBODY.
  • 00:21:28.507 --> 00:21:29.841
  • COME ON, SOMEBODY.ALL RIGHT, YOU KNOW, WHAT
  • 00:21:29.841 --> 00:21:31.276
  • ALL RIGHT, YOU KNOW, WHATBOAZ' NAME MEANS?
  • 00:21:31.276 --> 00:21:33.178
  • BOAZ' NAME MEANS?IT MEANS "STRENGTH, VALOR
  • 00:21:33.178 --> 00:21:34.446
  • IT MEANS "STRENGTH, VALORAND INTEGRITY.
  • 00:21:34.446 --> 00:21:35.280
  • AND INTEGRITY.SINGLE LADIES, THAT'S THE
  • 00:21:35.280 --> 00:21:36.048
  • SINGLE LADIES, THAT'S THEKIND OF MAN YOU WANT, ALL
  • 00:21:36.048 --> 00:21:37.316
  • KIND OF MAN YOU WANT, ALLRIGHT?
  • 00:21:37.316 --> 00:21:38.950
  • RIGHT?IN THE WORDS OF
  • 00:21:38.950 --> 00:21:39.885
  • IN THE WORDS OFSALT-N-PEPA, "WHAT A MAN,
  • 00:21:39.885 --> 00:21:40.952
  • SALT-N-PEPA, "WHAT A MAN,WHAT A MAN, WHAT A MIGHTY,
  • 00:21:40.952 --> 00:21:42.754
  • WHAT A MAN, WHAT A MIGHTY,MIGHTY, GOOD MAN."
  • 00:21:42.754 --> 00:21:43.789
  • MIGHTY, GOOD MAN."[BIANCA SINGING]
  • 00:21:43.789 --> 00:21:44.423
  • [BIANCA SINGING][MUSIC]
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  • [MUSIC]♪ YES, HE IS ♪
  • 00:21:45.691 --> 00:21:46.391
  • ♪ YES, HE IS ♪- BIANCA: LET ME TAKE A
  • 00:21:46.391 --> 00:21:47.359
  • - BIANCA: LET ME TAKE AMINUTE OR TWO TO GIVE MUCH
  • 00:21:47.359 --> 00:21:49.561
  • MINUTE OR TWO TO GIVE MUCHRESPECT TO BOAZ, ALL RIGHT?
  • 00:21:49.561 --> 00:21:50.429
  • RESPECT TO BOAZ, ALL RIGHT?[LAUGHTER]
  • 00:21:50.429 --> 00:21:50.896
  • [LAUGHTER]ON THE BRINK OF
  • 00:21:50.896 --> 00:21:52.230
  • ON THE BRINK OFSTARVATION, RUTH ASKED IF
  • 00:21:52.230 --> 00:21:54.166
  • STARVATION, RUTH ASKED IFSHE CAN GET A JOB.
  • 00:21:54.166 --> 00:21:55.867
  • SHE CAN GET A JOB.YOU WHAT I LOVE ABOUT RUTH
  • 00:21:55.867 --> 00:21:57.202
  • YOU WHAT I LOVE ABOUT RUTHIS THAT EVEN WHEN SHE--
  • 00:21:57.202 --> 00:21:58.737
  • IS THAT EVEN WHEN SHE--WHEN EVERYONE ELSE
  • 00:21:58.737 --> 00:21:59.571
  • WHEN EVERYONE ELSEWOULD'VE SAID, "YOU HAVE
  • 00:21:59.571 --> 00:22:00.539
  • WOULD'VE SAID, "YOU HAVEEVERY REASON NOT TO LOVE
  • 00:22:00.539 --> 00:22:01.773
  • EVERY REASON NOT TO LOVEYOUR LIFE," SHE SAID,
  • 00:22:01.773 --> 00:22:02.908
  • YOUR LIFE," SHE SAID,"I'M GONNA GET TO WORK.
  • 00:22:02.908 --> 00:22:04.276
  • "I'M GONNA GET TO WORK.I'MMA PUT MY BUTT IN GEAR."
  • 00:22:04.276 --> 00:22:05.477
  • I'MMA PUT MY BUTT IN GEAR."SO TODAY I WANT US
  • 00:22:05.477 --> 00:22:06.545
  • SO TODAY I WANT USTO PULL A POWERFUL
  • 00:22:06.545 --> 00:22:07.346
  • TO PULL A POWERFULPRINCIPLE OUT OF THE
  • 00:22:07.346 --> 00:22:08.246
  • PRINCIPLE OUT OF THEPLAYBOOK OF RUTH, AND WHEN
  • 00:22:08.246 --> 00:22:09.581
  • PLAYBOOK OF RUTH, AND WHENYOU DON'T LOVE YOUR LIFE,
  • 00:22:09.581 --> 00:22:10.716
  • YOU DON'T LOVE YOUR LIFE,I WANT YOU TO GO TO WORK,
  • 00:22:10.716 --> 00:22:12.451
  • I WANT YOU TO GO TO WORK,AND I'M NOT TALKING ABOUT
  • 00:22:12.451 --> 00:22:13.418
  • AND I'M NOT TALKING ABOUTGETTING A JOB, THOUGH THAT
  • 00:22:13.418 --> 00:22:14.720
  • GETTING A JOB, THOUGH THATMAY BE THE CASE, BLESS GOD.
  • 00:22:14.720 --> 00:22:15.420
  • MAY BE THE CASE, BLESS GOD.I'M TALKIN' ABOUT DO THE
  • 00:22:15.420 --> 00:22:16.755
  • I'M TALKIN' ABOUT DO THEWORK RELATIONALLY.
  • 00:22:16.755 --> 00:22:18.523
  • WORK RELATIONALLY.DO THE WORK SPIRITUALLY.
  • 00:22:18.523 --> 00:22:21.626
  • DO THE WORK SPIRITUALLY.DO THE WORK EMOTIONALLY,
  • 00:22:21.626 --> 00:22:23.061
  • DO THE WORK EMOTIONALLY,BUT DON'T QUIT.
  • 00:22:23.061 --> 00:22:24.229
  • BUT DON'T QUIT.GO TO WORK.
  • 00:22:24.229 --> 00:22:24.996
  • GO TO WORK.AND MAYBE YOU FEEL LIKE
  • 00:22:24.996 --> 00:22:26.598
  • AND MAYBE YOU FEEL LIKEYOU ARE A LOST CAUSE.
  • 00:22:26.598 --> 00:22:27.766
  • YOU ARE A LOST CAUSE.MAYBE YOU FEEL LIKE OTHERS
  • 00:22:27.766 --> 00:22:29.301
  • MAYBE YOU FEEL LIKE OTHERSHAD SAID YOU ARE A LOST
  • 00:22:29.301 --> 00:22:30.302
  • HAD SAID YOU ARE A LOSTCAUSE, BUT IT IS NOT TOO
  • 00:22:30.302 --> 00:22:31.236
  • CAUSE, BUT IT IS NOT TOOLATE TO CHANGE THE
  • 00:22:31.236 --> 00:22:32.571
  • LATE TO CHANGE THEDECISIONS BECAUSE THE
  • 00:22:32.571 --> 00:22:33.839
  • DECISIONS BECAUSE THEDECISIONS YOU MAKE TODAY
  • 00:22:33.839 --> 00:22:35.140
  • DECISIONS YOU MAKE TODAYAFFECT AND DETERMINE YOUR
  • 00:22:35.140 --> 00:22:36.608
  • AFFECT AND DETERMINE YOURDESTINY.
  • 00:22:36.608 --> 00:22:37.642
  • DESTINY.GET INTO A LIFE GROUP.
  • 00:22:37.642 --> 00:22:38.877
  • GET INTO A LIFE GROUP.BEGIN TO TRUST GOD AND
  • 00:22:38.877 --> 00:22:40.545
  • BEGIN TO TRUST GOD ANDCOMMUNITY.
  • 00:22:40.545 --> 00:22:42.347
  • COMMUNITY.WHAT WOULD IT LOOK LIKE TO
  • 00:22:42.347 --> 00:22:43.281
  • WHAT WOULD IT LOOK LIKE TOTRUST GOD WITH YOUR
  • 00:22:43.281 --> 00:22:45.350
  • TRUST GOD WITH YOURFINANCES AND NOT COME TO
  • 00:22:45.350 --> 00:22:46.251
  • FINANCES AND NOT COME TOCHURCH ONCE A MONTH--
  • 00:22:46.251 --> 00:22:46.885
  • CHURCH ONCE A MONTH--MAYBE COME TO CHURCH EVERY
  • 00:22:46.885 --> 00:22:47.552
  • MAYBE COME TO CHURCH EVERYWEEK.
  • 00:22:47.552 --> 00:22:48.186
  • WEEK.WHAT DOES IT LOOK LIKE TO
  • 00:22:48.186 --> 00:22:48.920
  • WHAT DOES IT LOOK LIKE TOGET ROOTED IN THE HOUSE OF GOD?
  • 00:22:48.920 --> 00:22:49.921
  • GET ROOTED IN THE HOUSE OF GOD?AND I SPEAK THIS NOT AS
  • 00:22:49.921 --> 00:22:51.022
  • AND I SPEAK THIS NOT ASSOME SPIRITUAL PLATITUDE,
  • 00:22:51.022 --> 00:22:52.524
  • SOME SPIRITUAL PLATITUDE,BUT I SPEAK THIS BECAUSE,
  • 00:22:52.524 --> 00:22:53.692
  • BUT I SPEAK THIS BECAUSE,TWO YEARS AGO, MY TEAM AND
  • 00:22:53.692 --> 00:22:54.559
  • TWO YEARS AGO, MY TEAM ANDI EMBARKED INTO GOING INTO
  • 00:22:54.559 --> 00:22:56.061
  • I EMBARKED INTO GOING INTOPRISONS.
  • 00:22:56.061 --> 00:22:57.295
  • PRISONS.LET ME TELL YOU, YOU LIVE
  • 00:22:57.295 --> 00:22:58.196
  • LET ME TELL YOU, YOU LIVEIN AN AMAZING STATE
  • 00:22:58.196 --> 00:22:59.564
  • IN AN AMAZING STATEBECAUSE THE GREAT STATE OF
  • 00:22:59.564 --> 00:23:00.999
  • BECAUSE THE GREAT STATE OFTEXAS HAS GIVEN US CARTE
  • 00:23:00.999 --> 00:23:01.600
  • TEXAS HAS GIVEN US CARTEBLANCHE INTO GOING INTO
  • 00:23:01.600 --> 00:23:03.001
  • BLANCHE INTO GOING INTOPRISONS.
  • 00:23:03.001 --> 00:23:03.902
  • PRISONS.IT IS GOD'S COUNTRY.
  • 00:23:03.902 --> 00:23:04.603
  • IT IS GOD'S COUNTRY.YOU CAN CLAP FOR YOUR
  • 00:23:04.603 --> 00:23:06.037
  • YOU CAN CLAP FOR YOURSTATE, HALLELUJAH.
  • 00:23:06.037 --> 00:23:06.972
  • STATE, HALLELUJAH.[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]
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  • [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]TWO YEARS AGO, WE HAD OUR
  • 00:23:08.206 --> 00:23:09.508
  • TWO YEARS AGO, WE HAD OURFIRST OUTREACH IN A
  • 00:23:09.508 --> 00:23:11.042
  • FIRST OUTREACH IN ADETENTION CENTER IN
  • 00:23:11.042 --> 00:23:12.844
  • DETENTION CENTER INLUBBOCK, TEXAS, AND IT WAS
  • 00:23:12.844 --> 00:23:13.412
  • LUBBOCK, TEXAS, AND IT WASTHERE THAT I MET THIS
  • 00:23:13.412 --> 00:23:14.946
  • THERE THAT I MET THISWOMAN BY THE NAME OF
  • 00:23:14.946 --> 00:23:15.847
  • WOMAN BY THE NAME OFáBRIDGET.
  • 00:23:15.847 --> 00:23:17.682
  • áBRIDGET.BRIDGET HAD A REPUTATION.
  • 00:23:17.682 --> 00:23:18.683
  • BRIDGET HAD A REPUTATION.SHE WAS KNOWN AS A BRAWLER.
  • 00:23:18.683 --> 00:23:20.352
  • SHE WAS KNOWN AS A BRAWLER.BRIDGET LOVED TO THROW BLOWS.
  • 00:23:20.352 --> 00:23:21.920
  • BRIDGET LOVED TO THROW BLOWS.THAT MEANS GET INTO
  • 00:23:21.920 --> 00:23:23.021
  • THAT MEANS GET INTOFIGHTS, OKAY?
  • 00:23:23.021 --> 00:23:23.889
  • FIGHTS, OKAY?SHE LOVED TO FIGHT WITH
  • 00:23:23.889 --> 00:23:25.157
  • SHE LOVED TO FIGHT WITHEVERYBODY.
  • 00:23:25.157 --> 00:23:26.625
  • EVERYBODY.IN FACT, SHE GOT INTO SUCH
  • 00:23:26.625 --> 00:23:28.059
  • IN FACT, SHE GOT INTO SUCHA BAD FIGHT, NOT WITH
  • 00:23:28.059 --> 00:23:29.127
  • A BAD FIGHT, NOT WITHANOTHER MEMBER OR ANOTHER
  • 00:23:29.127 --> 00:23:30.562
  • ANOTHER MEMBER OR ANOTHERCELLMATE.
  • 00:23:30.562 --> 00:23:31.763
  • CELLMATE.SHE GOT INTO A FIGHT WITH
  • 00:23:31.763 --> 00:23:32.998
  • SHE GOT INTO A FIGHT WITHA CORRECTIONAL OFFICER
  • 00:23:32.998 --> 00:23:34.433
  • A CORRECTIONAL OFFICERTHAT ENDED HER UP INTO
  • 00:23:34.433 --> 00:23:35.434
  • THAT ENDED HER UP INTOSOLITARY CONFINEMENT FOR
  • 00:23:35.434 --> 00:23:37.602
  • SOLITARY CONFINEMENT FORFOUR WEEKS.
  • 00:23:37.602 --> 00:23:39.371
  • FOUR WEEKS.SO WHEN SHE SAID, "YES,"
  • 00:23:39.371 --> 00:23:40.405
  • SO WHEN SHE SAID, "YES,"TO JESUS, WHEN SHE CHOSE
  • 00:23:40.405 --> 00:23:41.440
  • TO JESUS, WHEN SHE CHOSEJESUS, PEOPLE LAUGHED, AND
  • 00:23:41.440 --> 00:23:42.207
  • JESUS, PEOPLE LAUGHED, ANDTHEY SAID, "YOU DON'T KNOW
  • 00:23:42.207 --> 00:23:44.109
  • THEY SAID, "YOU DON'T KNOWBRIDGET.
  • 00:23:44.109 --> 00:23:44.976
  • BRIDGET.BRIDGET IS NOT GONNA CHANGE."
  • 00:23:44.976 --> 00:23:45.644
  • BRIDGET IS NOT GONNA CHANGE."WELL, AFTER THE CONFERENCE,
  • 00:23:45.644 --> 00:23:46.378
  • WELL, AFTER THE CONFERENCE,BRIDGET CAME UP TO ME AND SAID,
  • 00:23:46.378 --> 00:23:46.978
  • BRIDGET CAME UP TO ME AND SAID,"WILL YOU PRAY WITH ME?
  • 00:23:46.978 --> 00:23:47.879
  • "WILL YOU PRAY WITH ME?I WANT MY LIFE TO BE
  • 00:23:47.879 --> 00:23:48.713
  • I WANT MY LIFE TO BEDIFFERENT.
  • 00:23:48.713 --> 00:23:49.681
  • DIFFERENT.SEE, I'M LEAVING HERE.
  • 00:23:49.681 --> 00:23:50.449
  • SEE, I'M LEAVING HERE.I'M SERVING A TEN-YEAR
  • 00:23:50.449 --> 00:23:51.483
  • I'M SERVING A TEN-YEARSENTENCE, AND AFTER FOUR
  • 00:23:51.483 --> 00:23:52.184
  • SENTENCE, AND AFTER FOURYEARS, THEY'RE SENDING ME
  • 00:23:52.184 --> 00:23:53.318
  • YEARS, THEY'RE SENDING METO A MAXIMUM-SECURITY
  • 00:23:53.318 --> 00:23:54.686
  • TO A MAXIMUM-SECURITYPRISON TO SPEND THE
  • 00:23:54.686 --> 00:23:56.388
  • PRISON TO SPEND THEREMAINING PART OF MY
  • 00:23:56.388 --> 00:23:58.457
  • REMAINING PART OF MYSENTENCE, SIX YEARS."
  • 00:23:58.457 --> 00:24:00.125
  • SENTENCE, SIX YEARS."AND I SAID, "ABSOLUTELY."
  • 00:24:00.125 --> 00:24:02.227
  • AND I SAID, "ABSOLUTELY."SO WE PRAYED IN FAITH, AND I
  • 00:24:02.227 --> 00:24:03.261
  • SO WE PRAYED IN FAITH, AND IBELIEVE THAT THE DECISION
  • 00:24:03.261 --> 00:24:04.029
  • BELIEVE THAT THE DECISIONTHAT SHE MADE WAS SINCERE
  • 00:24:04.029 --> 00:24:05.997
  • THAT SHE MADE WAS SINCEREAND REAL.
  • 00:24:05.997 --> 00:24:07.265
  • AND REAL.WELL, TRUE TO THE WORD,
  • 00:24:07.265 --> 00:24:08.099
  • WELL, TRUE TO THE WORD,SHE WAS TRANSFERRED TO A
  • 00:24:08.099 --> 00:24:09.067
  • SHE WAS TRANSFERRED TO AMAXIMUM-SECURITY PRISON,
  • 00:24:09.067 --> 00:24:10.068
  • MAXIMUM-SECURITY PRISON,AND IT WAS THERE, AFTER
  • 00:24:10.068 --> 00:24:11.136
  • AND IT WAS THERE, AFTERSIX MONTHS, THAT THE WARD
  • 00:24:11.136 --> 00:24:11.903
  • SIX MONTHS, THAT THE WARDOF THE PRISON CALLED HER
  • 00:24:11.903 --> 00:24:13.104
  • OF THE PRISON CALLED HERINTO HIS OFFICE AND SAID,
  • 00:24:13.104 --> 00:24:14.439
  • INTO HIS OFFICE AND SAID,"BRIDGET, WE WANNA TELL
  • 00:24:14.439 --> 00:24:15.907
  • "BRIDGET, WE WANNA TELLYOU THAT WE HAVE SEEN SUCH
  • 00:24:15.907 --> 00:24:17.309
  • YOU THAT WE HAVE SEEN SUCHA GREAT CHANGE IN YOUR LIFE.
  • 00:24:17.309 --> 00:24:18.577
  • A GREAT CHANGE IN YOUR LIFE.IN FACT, YOU WILL SERVE
  • 00:24:18.577 --> 00:24:20.412
  • IN FACT, YOU WILL SERVEANOTHER SIX MONTHS HERE,
  • 00:24:20.412 --> 00:24:21.613
  • ANOTHER SIX MONTHS HERE,BUT YOU WILL BE RELEASED,"
  • 00:24:21.613 --> 00:24:23.849
  • BUT YOU WILL BE RELEASED,"KNOCKING OFF FIVE YEARS OF
  • 00:24:23.849 --> 00:24:25.517
  • KNOCKING OFF FIVE YEARS OFHER SENTENCE, BUT IN THE
  • 00:24:25.517 --> 00:24:27.052
  • HER SENTENCE, BUT IN THEECONOMY OF GOD, WE ALWAYS
  • 00:24:27.052 --> 00:24:28.019
  • ECONOMY OF GOD, WE ALWAYSLEVEL UP.
  • 00:24:28.019 --> 00:24:29.321
  • LEVEL UP.SEE, BRIDGET WAS RELEASED
  • 00:24:29.321 --> 00:24:30.989
  • SEE, BRIDGET WAS RELEASEDON A THURSDAY, AND ON
  • 00:24:30.989 --> 00:24:32.023
  • ON A THURSDAY, AND ONSUNDAY, WHERE DOES SHE
  • 00:24:32.023 --> 00:24:32.691
  • SUNDAY, WHERE DOES SHEFIND HERSELF?
  • 00:24:32.691 --> 00:24:34.593
  • FIND HERSELF?IN THE HOUSE OF GOD.
  • 00:24:34.593 --> 00:24:35.994
  • IN THE HOUSE OF GOD.THANKS TO GOOGLE, SHE
  • 00:24:35.994 --> 00:24:37.629
  • THANKS TO GOOGLE, SHEFOUND A LOCAL CHURCH, AND
  • 00:24:37.629 --> 00:24:38.396
  • FOUND A LOCAL CHURCH, ANDSHE SAT IN THE VERY LAST
  • 00:24:38.396 --> 00:24:39.698
  • SHE SAT IN THE VERY LASTROW, IN THE VERY BACK OF
  • 00:24:39.698 --> 00:24:40.699
  • ROW, IN THE VERY BACK OFTHE CHURCH, AFRAID OF WHAT
  • 00:24:40.699 --> 00:24:41.867
  • THE CHURCH, AFRAID OF WHATPEOPLE WERE GONNA THINK
  • 00:24:41.867 --> 00:24:43.602
  • PEOPLE WERE GONNA THINKABOUT HER IF THEY KNEW WHO
  • 00:24:43.602 --> 00:24:45.537
  • ABOUT HER IF THEY KNEW WHOSHE WAS, IF THEY KNEW
  • 00:24:45.537 --> 00:24:46.304
  • SHE WAS, IF THEY KNEWWHERE SHE CAME FROM,
  • 00:24:46.304 --> 00:24:47.138
  • WHERE SHE CAME FROM,IF THEY KNEW ABOUT THE
  • 00:24:47.138 --> 00:24:47.772
  • IF THEY KNEW ABOUT THEDECISIONS THAT SHE MADE,
  • 00:24:47.772 --> 00:24:48.807
  • DECISIONS THAT SHE MADE,BUT DURING A MOMENT OF
  • 00:24:48.807 --> 00:24:49.608
  • BUT DURING A MOMENT OFWORSHIP WITH PEOPLE'S ARMS
  • 00:24:49.608 --> 00:24:51.009
  • WORSHIP WITH PEOPLE'S ARMSLIFTED HIGH, SHE'S
  • 00:24:51.009 --> 00:24:52.644
  • LIFTED HIGH, SHE'SWORSHIPING GOD, AND SHE
  • 00:24:52.644 --> 00:24:54.079
  • WORSHIPING GOD, AND SHETURNS TO HER RIGHT,
  • 00:24:54.079 --> 00:24:54.980
  • TURNS TO HER RIGHT,AND WHO DOES SHE SEE?
  • 00:24:54.980 --> 00:24:56.181
  • AND WHO DOES SHE SEE?THE CORRECTIONAL OFFICER
  • 00:24:56.181 --> 00:24:57.516
  • THE CORRECTIONAL OFFICERTHAT SHE BEAT UP IN
  • 00:24:57.516 --> 00:25:00.285
  • THAT SHE BEAT UP INPRISON, WHO STANDS TO HER
  • 00:25:00.285 --> 00:25:00.952
  • PRISON, WHO STANDS TO HERFEET, EMBRACES HER AND SAYS,
  • 00:25:00.952 --> 00:25:01.786
  • FEET, EMBRACES HER AND SAYS,"YOU ARE NOT AN INMATE.
  • 00:25:01.786 --> 00:25:03.021
  • "YOU ARE NOT AN INMATE.YOU ARE MY SISTER IN
  • 00:25:03.021 --> 00:25:04.956
  • YOU ARE MY SISTER INCHRIST."
  • 00:25:04.956 --> 00:25:05.657
  • CHRIST."CAN YOU SHOW US THAT PICTURE
  • 00:25:05.657 --> 00:25:06.291
  • CAN YOU SHOW US THAT PICTUREOF BRIDGET ON THE SCREEN?
  • 00:25:06.291 --> 00:25:07.792
  • OF BRIDGET ON THE SCREEN?[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]
  • 00:25:07.792 --> 00:25:09.127
  • [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]THIS IS A MOMENT OF A
  • 00:25:09.127 --> 00:25:10.662
  • THIS IS A MOMENT OF AWOMAN OF A TRANSFORMED LIFE.
  • 00:25:10.662 --> 00:25:12.230
  • WOMAN OF A TRANSFORMED LIFE.TELL ME MY GOD WON'T DO
  • 00:25:12.230 --> 00:25:14.165
  • TELL ME MY GOD WON'T DOIT, WHICH LEADS US TO
  • 00:25:14.165 --> 00:25:16.835
  • IT, WHICH LEADS US TOPOINT NUMBER TWO:
  • 00:25:16.835 --> 00:25:18.570
  • POINT NUMBER TWO:YOU MIGHT BE ONE STEP AWAY
  • 00:25:18.570 --> 00:25:19.971
  • YOU MIGHT BE ONE STEP AWAYFROM STEPPING INTO GOD'S
  • 00:25:19.971 --> 00:25:22.274
  • LOOK AT VERSE 3, "SO SHE
  • 00:25:24.009 --> 00:25:25.143
  • WENT OUT, ENTERED A FIELD
  • 00:25:25.143 --> 00:25:25.944
  • AND BEGAN TO GLEAN BEHIND
  • 00:25:25.944 --> 00:25:27.379
  • THE HARVESTERS.
  • 00:25:27.379 --> 00:25:29.748
  • AS IT TURNED OUT, SHE WAS
  • 00:25:29.748 --> 00:25:30.682
  • WORKING IN A FIELD
  • 00:25:30.682 --> 00:25:31.983
  • BELONGING TO BOAZ, WHO WAS
  • 00:25:31.983 --> 00:25:34.319
  • THIS PHRASE, AS IT TURNED OUT,
  • 00:25:36.254 --> 00:25:37.389
  • THIS PHRASE, AS IT TURNED OUT,MAY BE TRANSLATED IN
  • 00:25:37.389 --> 00:25:38.623
  • MAY BE TRANSLATED INSOME OF YOUR BIBLES AS "IT
  • 00:25:38.623 --> 00:25:40.025
  • SOME OF YOUR BIBLES AS "ITJUST SO HAPPENED," BUT LET
  • 00:25:40.025 --> 00:25:40.759
  • JUST SO HAPPENED," BUT LETME REMIND YOU THAT NOTHING
  • 00:25:40.759 --> 00:25:42.427
  • ME REMIND YOU THAT NOTHING"JUST HAPPENS."
  • 00:25:42.427 --> 00:25:43.261
  • "JUST HAPPENS."IN FACT, THAT WHOLE PHRASE,
  • 00:25:43.261 --> 00:25:44.496
  • IN FACT, THAT WHOLE PHRASE,"NOTHING JUST HAPPENED,"
  • 00:25:44.496 --> 00:25:45.463
  • "NOTHING JUST HAPPENED,"IS ROOTED IN A BIBLICAL
  • 00:25:45.463 --> 00:25:46.865
  • IS ROOTED IN A BIBLICALUNDERSTANDING OF THIS
  • 00:25:46.865 --> 00:25:48.433
  • UNDERSTANDING OF THISCONCEPT CALLED "PROVIDENCE,"
  • 00:25:48.433 --> 00:25:49.568
  • CONCEPT CALLED "PROVIDENCE,"OKAY?
  • 00:25:49.568 --> 00:25:50.368
  • OKAY?"PROVIDENCE," WHICH MAY
  • 00:25:50.368 --> 00:25:51.303
  • "PROVIDENCE," WHICH MAYFEEL LIKE A BIG
  • 00:25:51.303 --> 00:25:52.571
  • FEEL LIKE A BIGTHEOLOGICAL WORD-- IT'S NOT.
  • 00:25:52.571 --> 00:25:54.472
  • THEOLOGICAL WORD-- IT'S NOT.PROVIDENCE IS SIMPLY GOD'S
  • 00:25:54.472 --> 00:25:55.407
  • PROVIDENCE IS SIMPLY GOD'SHAND OVER EVERY ASPECT OF
  • 00:25:55.407 --> 00:25:57.442
  • HAND OVER EVERY ASPECT OFCREATED ORDER.
  • 00:25:57.442 --> 00:25:58.610
  • CREATED ORDER.FROM MORNING TO NIGHT,
  • 00:25:58.610 --> 00:25:59.844
  • FROM MORNING TO NIGHT,FROM SUNRISE TO SUNSET,
  • 00:25:59.844 --> 00:26:01.012
  • FROM SUNRISE TO SUNSET,FROM BEGINNING TO END,
  • 00:26:01.012 --> 00:26:02.881
  • FROM BEGINNING TO END,FROM HEAVEN TO EARTH, FROM
  • 00:26:02.881 --> 00:26:04.950
  • FROM HEAVEN TO EARTH, FROMWHEATS TO WEEDS, FROM AGES
  • 00:26:04.950 --> 00:26:05.984
  • WHEATS TO WEEDS, FROM AGESTO INDIVIDUALS, FROM DEATH
  • 00:26:05.984 --> 00:26:06.651
  • TO INDIVIDUALS, FROM DEATHTO BIRTH, FROM CATASTROPHE
  • 00:26:06.651 --> 00:26:08.486
  • TO BIRTH, FROM CATASTROPHETO CALM, EVERYTHING-- OUR
  • 00:26:08.486 --> 00:26:10.121
  • TO CALM, EVERYTHING-- OURGOOD GOD IS OVER
  • 00:26:10.121 --> 00:26:13.491
  • GOOD GOD IS OVEREVERYTHING, AND IF YOU DO
  • 00:26:13.491 --> 00:26:14.025
  • EVERYTHING, AND IF YOU DOWANT A THEOLOGICAL
  • 00:26:14.025 --> 00:26:14.793
  • WANT A THEOLOGICALDEFINITION, LOOK WHAT
  • 00:26:14.793 --> 00:26:15.894
  • DEFINITION, LOOK WHAT"BAKER'S DICTIONARY"
  • 00:26:15.894 --> 00:26:16.628
  • "BAKER'S DICTIONARY"DEFINITION OF THEOLOGY
  • 00:26:16.628 --> 00:26:18.363
  • "IN GOD'S WISDOM, POWER,
  • 00:26:20.732 --> 00:26:21.633
  • RIGHTEOUSNESS, AND LOVE HE
  • 00:26:21.633 --> 00:26:23.735
  • IS HASTENING SLOWLY TO
  • 00:26:23.735 --> 00:26:24.769
  • WORK OUT HIS ETERNAL
  • 00:26:24.769 --> 00:26:26.271
  • PURPOSES FOR HIS OWN GLORY
  • 00:26:26.271 --> 00:26:28.773
  • AND OUR ETERNAL GOOD."
  • 00:26:28.773 --> 00:26:30.241
  • "FOR HIS OWN GLORY AND OUR
  • 00:26:30.241 --> 00:26:31.543
  • ETERNAL GOOD."
  • 00:26:31.543 --> 00:26:33.278
  • "FOR HIS GLORY, AND FOR
  • 00:26:33.278 --> 00:26:33.979
  • AND TO GIVE YOU SOME CONTEXT,
  • 00:26:36.181 --> 00:26:37.115
  • AND TO GIVE YOU SOME CONTEXT,RUTH HAS HIT ROCK BOTTOM.
  • 00:26:37.115 --> 00:26:37.849
  • RUTH HAS HIT ROCK BOTTOM.SHE HAS ROLLED UP TO
  • 00:26:37.849 --> 00:26:39.150
  • SHE HAS ROLLED UP TOHOUSTON AFTER A STORM.
  • 00:26:39.150 --> 00:26:40.185
  • HOUSTON AFTER A STORM.SHE CAN'T FIND A JOB.
  • 00:26:40.185 --> 00:26:42.320
  • SHE CAN'T FIND A JOB.SHE'S EATING IN A SOUP
  • 00:26:42.320 --> 00:26:42.954
  • SHE'S EATING IN A SOUPKITCHEN, AND SHE'S LIVING
  • 00:26:42.954 --> 00:26:43.855
  • KITCHEN, AND SHE'S LIVINGIN A HOMELESS SHELTER, AND
  • 00:26:43.855 --> 00:26:44.556
  • IN A HOMELESS SHELTER, ANDTHE ONE PERSON SHE KNOWS
  • 00:26:44.556 --> 00:26:45.323
  • THE ONE PERSON SHE KNOWSIS SUFFERING FROM PTSD AND
  • 00:26:45.323 --> 00:26:47.325
  • IS SUFFERING FROM PTSD ANDDEPRESSION, AND I LOVE HOW
  • 00:26:47.325 --> 00:26:48.526
  • DEPRESSION, AND I LOVE HOWTHE SCRIPTURE JUST ADDS TO
  • 00:26:48.526 --> 00:26:49.961
  • THE SCRIPTURE JUST ADDS TOTHE DRAMA OF IT.
  • 00:26:49.961 --> 00:26:52.831
  • THE DRAMA OF IT.THIS PHRASE, "IT JUST SO
  • 00:26:52.831 --> 00:26:54.499
  • THIS PHRASE, "IT JUST SOHAPPENS," IT'S LIKE US
  • 00:26:54.499 --> 00:26:56.167
  • HAPPENS," IT'S LIKE USSAYING, "LO AND BEHOLD,"
  • 00:26:56.167 --> 00:26:57.802
  • SAYING, "LO AND BEHOLD,""LUCKY CHANCE,"
  • 00:26:57.802 --> 00:26:59.904
  • "LUCKY CHANCE,""WOW, WHAT GOOD FORTUNE,"
  • 00:26:59.904 --> 00:27:02.140
  • "WOW, WHAT GOOD FORTUNE,""KARMA WAS TOTALLY ON HER SIDE,
  • 00:27:02.140 --> 00:27:03.475
  • "KARMA WAS TOTALLY ON HER SIDE,OKAY?"
  • 00:27:03.475 --> 00:27:04.009
  • OKAY?"I'M FROM CALIFORNIA.
  • 00:27:04.009 --> 00:27:05.176
  • I'M FROM CALIFORNIA.THAT'S HOW THE GIRLS TALK
  • 00:27:05.176 --> 00:27:05.610
  • THAT'S HOW THE GIRLS TALKTHERE.
  • 00:27:05.610 --> 00:27:06.945
  • THERE.[LAUGHTER]
  • 00:27:06.945 --> 00:27:07.712
  • [LAUGHTER]NOWHERE ELSE IN THE OLD
  • 00:27:07.712 --> 00:27:08.413
  • NOWHERE ELSE IN THE OLDTESTAMENT DO WE SEE THIS
  • 00:27:08.413 --> 00:27:09.114
  • TESTAMENT DO WE SEE THISPHRASE AT ALL.
  • 00:27:09.114 --> 00:27:09.914
  • PHRASE AT ALL.WHY?
  • 00:27:09.914 --> 00:27:10.882
  • WHY?IT'S AN IRONIC
  • 00:27:10.882 --> 00:27:12.217
  • IT'S AN IRONICTONGUE-IN-CHEEK WRITING
  • 00:27:12.217 --> 00:27:13.885
  • TONGUE-IN-CHEEK WRITINGDEVICE TO CONVEY HUMOR.
  • 00:27:13.885 --> 00:27:15.086
  • DEVICE TO CONVEY HUMOR.IT'S LIKE SAYING, "IT JUST
  • 00:27:15.086 --> 00:27:16.655
  • IT'S LIKE SAYING, "IT JUSTSO HAPPENED SHE MOVED TO
  • 00:27:16.655 --> 00:27:17.689
  • SO HAPPENED SHE MOVED TOMOAB TO BETHLEHEM, AND IT
  • 00:27:17.689 --> 00:27:19.090
  • MOAB TO BETHLEHEM, AND ITJUST SO HAPPENED SHE
  • 00:27:19.090 --> 00:27:20.392
  • JUST SO HAPPENED SHENEEDED TO GET A JOB, AND
  • 00:27:20.392 --> 00:27:21.326
  • NEEDED TO GET A JOB, ANDIT JUST SO HAPPENED SHE
  • 00:27:21.326 --> 00:27:22.260
  • IT JUST SO HAPPENED SHEENDED UP IN THE FIELD,
  • 00:27:22.260 --> 00:27:22.994
  • ENDED UP IN THE FIELD,AND IT JUST SO HAPPENED THAT
  • 00:27:22.994 --> 00:27:23.962
  • AND IT JUST SO HAPPENED THATTHAT FIELD BELONG TO BOAZ,
  • 00:27:23.962 --> 00:27:27.399
  • THAT FIELD BELONG TO BOAZ,AS IT JUST SO HAPPENED
  • 00:27:27.399 --> 00:27:28.199
  • AS IT JUST SO HAPPENEDTHAT BOAZ WAS A RICH,
  • 00:27:28.199 --> 00:27:28.967
  • THAT BOAZ WAS A RICH,SINGLE, DISTANT RELATIVE."
  • 00:27:28.967 --> 00:27:30.335
  • SINGLE, DISTANT RELATIVE."HELLO, COME ON, SOMEBODY.
  • 00:27:30.335 --> 00:27:31.436
  • HELLO, COME ON, SOMEBODY.[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]
  • 00:27:31.436 --> 00:27:32.771
  • [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]"IT JUST SO HAPPENED."
  • 00:27:32.771 --> 00:27:33.905
  • "IT JUST SO HAPPENED."BUT THIS ISN'T
  • 00:27:33.905 --> 00:27:34.673
  • BUT THIS ISN'THAPPENSTANCE, COINCIDENCE,
  • 00:27:34.673 --> 00:27:35.507
  • HAPPENSTANCE, COINCIDENCE,OR CHANCE.
  • 00:27:35.507 --> 00:27:37.375
  • OR CHANCE.THIS IS A PROVIDENCE, CHURCH.
  • 00:27:37.375 --> 00:27:39.377
  • THIS IS A PROVIDENCE, CHURCH.THIS IS GOD'S HAND OF
  • 00:27:39.377 --> 00:27:40.445
  • THIS IS GOD'S HAND OFGOODNESS, AND SOMETIMES IN
  • 00:27:40.445 --> 00:27:41.046
  • GOODNESS, AND SOMETIMES INOUR LIFE, GOD WILL MOVE
  • 00:27:41.046 --> 00:27:41.946
  • OUR LIFE, GOD WILL MOVEVISIBLY.
  • 00:27:41.946 --> 00:27:42.814
  • VISIBLY.IN THE OLD TESTAMENT,
  • 00:27:42.814 --> 00:27:44.249
  • IN THE OLD TESTAMENT,MAYBE THE SKY WILL PART
  • 00:27:44.249 --> 00:27:45.750
  • MAYBE THE SKY WILL PARTAND MANNA WILL FALL.
  • 00:27:45.750 --> 00:27:46.685
  • AND MANNA WILL FALL.MAYBE THE SEA WILL SPLIT
  • 00:27:46.685 --> 00:27:47.986
  • MAYBE THE SEA WILL SPLITIN TWO.
  • 00:27:47.986 --> 00:27:49.187
  • IN TWO.MAYBE A BURNING BUSH WILL
  • 00:27:49.187 --> 00:27:51.656
  • MAYBE A BURNING BUSH WILLTALK, BUT MOST MORE OFTEN
  • 00:27:51.656 --> 00:27:52.791
  • TALK, BUT MOST MORE OFTENTHAN NOT, GOD'S INVISIBLE
  • 00:27:52.791 --> 00:27:53.925
  • THAN NOT, GOD'S INVISIBLEHAND OF PROVIDENCE IS WHAT
  • 00:27:53.925 --> 00:27:54.759
  • HAND OF PROVIDENCE IS WHATWE SEE IN OUR EVERYDAY
  • 00:27:54.759 --> 00:27:55.360
  • WE SEE IN OUR EVERYDAYLIFE, AND WHAT RUTH SEES
  • 00:27:55.360 --> 00:27:56.728
  • LIFE, AND WHAT RUTH SEESHERE THAT SHE "JUST SO
  • 00:27:56.728 --> 00:27:57.696
  • HERE THAT SHE "JUST SOHAPPENED" TO
  • 00:27:57.696 --> 00:27:59.464
  • HAPPENED" TOCOINCIDENTALLY RANDOMLY
  • 00:27:59.464 --> 00:28:01.232
  • COINCIDENTALLY RANDOMLYWALK INTO A FIELD
  • 00:28:01.232 --> 00:28:02.467
  • WALK INTO A FIELDBELONGING TO BOAZ, AND
  • 00:28:02.467 --> 00:28:03.935
  • BELONGING TO BOAZ, ANDJUST AS RUTH DECIDED TO GO
  • 00:28:03.935 --> 00:28:04.736
  • JUST AS RUTH DECIDED TO GOTO WORK, I PRAY TO GOD
  • 00:28:04.736 --> 00:28:05.870
  • TO WORK, I PRAY TO GODTHAT WE GO TO WORK IN
  • 00:28:05.870 --> 00:28:07.505
  • THAT WE GO TO WORK INORDER TO LOVE OUR LIFE.
  • 00:28:07.505 --> 00:28:08.973
  • ORDER TO LOVE OUR LIFE.THIS LEADS US TO POINT
  • 00:28:08.973 --> 00:28:10.442
  • THIS LEADS US TO POINTNUMBER THREE: YOUR END
  • 00:28:10.442 --> 00:28:12.977
  • NUMBER THREE: YOUR ENDJUST MIGHT BE YOUR BEGINNING.
  • 00:28:12.977 --> 00:28:15.447
  • JUST MIGHT BE YOUR BEGINNING.MY DAD ALWAYS SAID THAT,
  • 00:28:15.447 --> 00:28:17.082
  • MY DAD ALWAYS SAID THAT,IF YOU ARE NOT DEAD, THEN
  • 00:28:17.082 --> 00:28:19.117
  • IF YOU ARE NOT DEAD, THENGOD IS NOT DONE, AND I
  • 00:28:19.117 --> 00:28:20.452
  • GOD IS NOT DONE, AND ITOTALLY BELIEVE THAT
  • 00:28:20.452 --> 00:28:21.586
  • TOTALLY BELIEVE THATSTATEMENT, AND IT'S GREAT
  • 00:28:21.586 --> 00:28:22.787
  • STATEMENT, AND IT'S GREATTO PREACH IN CHURCH,
  • 00:28:22.787 --> 00:28:24.089
  • TO PREACH IN CHURCH,BUT SOMETIMES IN THE SILENCE,
  • 00:28:24.089 --> 00:28:25.690
  • BUT SOMETIMES IN THE SILENCE,YOU'RE LIKE, "WELL, WHAT
  • 00:28:25.690 --> 00:28:26.725
  • YOU'RE LIKE, "WELL, WHATDO I DO?
  • 00:28:26.725 --> 00:28:28.226
  • DO I DO?'CAUSE RIGHT NOW, I'M NOT
  • 00:28:28.226 --> 00:28:29.194
  • 'CAUSE RIGHT NOW, I'M NOTHEARING ANYTHING.
  • 00:28:29.194 --> 00:28:30.128
  • HEARING ANYTHING.I'M NOT SEEING ANYTHING.
  • 00:28:30.128 --> 00:28:31.129
  • I'M NOT SEEING ANYTHING.I'M IN THE MIDDLE OF THE
  • 00:28:31.129 --> 00:28:31.763
  • I'M IN THE MIDDLE OF THESTORM, AND I DON'T HAVE A
  • 00:28:31.763 --> 00:28:32.430
  • STORM, AND I DON'T HAVE ABOAT OUT.
  • 00:28:32.430 --> 00:28:33.064
  • BOAT OUT.LIKE, WHAT AM I SUPPOSED
  • 00:28:33.064 --> 00:28:33.598
  • LIKE, WHAT AM I SUPPOSEDTO DO?
  • 00:28:33.598 --> 00:28:34.399
  • TO DO?I THINK RUTH WOULD
  • 00:28:34.399 --> 00:28:35.500
  • I THINK RUTH WOULDEMPATHIZE WITH US BECAUSE
  • 00:28:35.500 --> 00:28:37.035
  • EMPATHIZE WITH US BECAUSESHE MET HER KINSMAN
  • 00:28:37.035 --> 00:28:38.303
  • SHE MET HER KINSMANREDEEMER, THE MAN THAT
  • 00:28:38.303 --> 00:28:39.237
  • REDEEMER, THE MAN THATCOULD REDEEM HER, BOAZ,
  • 00:28:39.237 --> 00:28:40.872
  • COULD REDEEM HER, BOAZ,AND IN CHAPTER 2,
  • 00:28:40.872 --> 00:28:42.240
  • AND IN CHAPTER 2,THEY HAVE A PROVERBIAL
  • 00:28:42.240 --> 00:28:44.509
  • THEY HAVE A PROVERBIALLUNCH DATE.
  • 00:28:44.509 --> 00:28:45.510
  • LUNCH DATE.IT WAS TOTALLY AWESOME.
  • 00:28:45.510 --> 00:28:46.111
  • IT WAS TOTALLY AWESOME.HE SERVED HER ROASTED
  • 00:28:46.111 --> 00:28:46.678
  • HE SERVED HER ROASTEDGRAIN AND DIPPED IT IN
  • 00:28:46.678 --> 00:28:47.245
  • GRAIN AND DIPPED IT INWINE AND VINEGAR.
  • 00:28:47.245 --> 00:28:47.946
  • WINE AND VINEGAR.IT WAS SO CUTE.
  • 00:28:47.946 --> 00:28:48.646
  • IT WAS SO CUTE.BUT THEN HE GHOSTED HER.
  • 00:28:48.646 --> 00:28:49.681
  • BUT THEN HE GHOSTED HER.HE, LIKE, TOTALLY WENT
  • 00:28:49.681 --> 00:28:50.148
  • HE, LIKE, TOTALLY WENTSILENT.
  • 00:28:50.148 --> 00:28:51.216
  • SILENT.HE'S MIA, AND AS ANY GOOD
  • 00:28:51.216 --> 00:28:53.351
  • HE'S MIA, AND AS ANY GOODJEWISH MEDDLING
  • 00:28:53.351 --> 00:28:54.552
  • JEWISH MEDDLINGMOTHER-IN-LAW, IN RUTH
  • 00:28:54.552 --> 00:28:55.720
  • MOTHER-IN-LAW, IN RUTHCHAPTER 3, VERSE 3,
  • 00:28:55.720 --> 00:28:56.755
  • CHAPTER 3, VERSE 3,THEY'RE AT THE END OF
  • 00:28:56.755 --> 00:28:57.622
  • THEY'RE AT THE END OFHARVEST SEASON, AND MAMA
  • 00:28:57.622 --> 00:28:59.691
  • HARVEST SEASON, AND MAMANAOMI, YOU KNOW, THE
  • 00:28:59.691 --> 00:29:00.391
  • NAOMI, YOU KNOW, THE"YENTA," SHE'S GETTING A
  • 00:29:00.391 --> 00:29:01.593
  • "YENTA," SHE'S GETTING ALITTLE WORRIED.
  • 00:29:01.593 --> 00:29:03.128
  • LITTLE WORRIED.SHE'S LIKE, "OY VEY,
  • 00:29:03.128 --> 00:29:04.562
  • SHE'S LIKE, "OY VEY,RUTHIE BEE, COME HERE,
  • 00:29:04.562 --> 00:29:05.497
  • RUTHIE BEE, COME HERE,DOLL, COME HERE.
  • 00:29:05.497 --> 00:29:07.165
  • DOLL, COME HERE.LET ME TELL YA SOMETHING.
  • 00:29:07.165 --> 00:29:07.866
  • LET ME TELL YA SOMETHING.YA SMELL LIKE A GOAT.
  • 00:29:07.866 --> 00:29:08.900
  • YA SMELL LIKE A GOAT.DON'T BE A PUTZ.
  • 00:29:08.900 --> 00:29:10.001
  • DON'T BE A PUTZ.GO TAKE A SHOWER.
  • 00:29:10.001 --> 00:29:11.102
  • GO TAKE A SHOWER.GO CHANGE YOUR CLOTHES.
  • 00:29:11.102 --> 00:29:12.237
  • GO CHANGE YOUR CLOTHES.GO PUT ON SOME PERFUME."
  • 00:29:12.237 --> 00:29:13.238
  • GO PUT ON SOME PERFUME."YOU DON'T BELIEVE ME?
  • 00:29:13.238 --> 00:29:14.205
  • YOU DON'T BELIEVE ME?IT'S RUTH CHAPTER 3, VERSE 3.
  • 00:29:14.205 --> 00:29:16.007
  • IT'S RUTH CHAPTER 3, VERSE 3.GO, CHECK IT OUT, OKAY?
  • 00:29:16.007 --> 00:29:18.276
  • GO, CHECK IT OUT, OKAY?THAT'S THE "BIV," THE
  • 00:29:18.276 --> 00:29:19.844
  • THAT'S THE "BIV," THE"BIANCA INTERNATIONAL
  • 00:29:19.844 --> 00:29:20.645
  • "BIANCA INTERNATIONALVERSION," BUT IT'S THERE,
  • 00:29:20.645 --> 00:29:22.080
  • VERSION," BUT IT'S THERE,RIGHT?
  • 00:29:22.080 --> 00:29:23.782
  • AND SIDE NOTE, THIS IS NOT
  • 00:29:25.283 --> 00:29:25.884
  • AND SIDE NOTE, THIS IS NOTA MESSAGE ABOUT DATING,
  • 00:29:25.884 --> 00:29:26.618
  • A MESSAGE ABOUT DATING,BUT FOR ALL MY SINGLE
  • 00:29:26.618 --> 00:29:27.318
  • BUT FOR ALL MY SINGLEPEOPLE IN THE HOUSE, LET'S
  • 00:29:27.318 --> 00:29:28.119
  • PEOPLE IN THE HOUSE, LET'SJUST TAKE A LOVELY MESSAGE
  • 00:29:28.119 --> 00:29:29.020
  • JUST TAKE A LOVELY MESSAGEFROM MAMA NAOMI, OKAY?
  • 00:29:29.020 --> 00:29:30.188
  • FROM MAMA NAOMI, OKAY?IF YOU'RE SINGLE, WANTING
  • 00:29:30.188 --> 00:29:30.755
  • IF YOU'RE SINGLE, WANTINGTO MINGLE, LET ME JUST
  • 00:29:30.755 --> 00:29:31.689
  • TO MINGLE, LET ME JUSTGIVE YOU A LITTLE TIDBIT.
  • 00:29:31.689 --> 00:29:32.323
  • GIVE YOU A LITTLE TIDBIT.DRY SHAMPOO DOESN'T WORK
  • 00:29:32.323 --> 00:29:34.392
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:29:36.561 --> 00:29:37.462
  • [LAUGHTER]LIKE, FLOSS YO TEETH,
  • 00:29:37.462 --> 00:29:38.496
  • LIKE, FLOSS YO TEETH,ALL RIGHT?
  • 00:29:38.496 --> 00:29:39.864
  • ALL RIGHT?NOBODY WANTS TO KISS
  • 00:29:39.864 --> 00:29:40.598
  • NOBODY WANTS TO KISSSOMEBODY WITH HALITOSIS
  • 00:29:40.598 --> 00:29:41.833
  • SOMEBODY WITH HALITOSISFROM HADES, OKAY?
  • 00:29:41.833 --> 00:29:43.601
  • FROM HADES, OKAY?HAVE TWO EYEBROWS.
  • 00:29:43.601 --> 00:29:46.037
  • HAVE TWO EYEBROWS.IRON A SHIRT, YOU KNOW?
  • 00:29:46.037 --> 00:29:47.205
  • IRON A SHIRT, YOU KNOW?LIKE-- AND MAMAS OF THE
  • 00:29:47.205 --> 00:29:48.173
  • LIKE-- AND MAMAS OF THEHOUSE, NAOMI'S OF THE
  • 00:29:48.173 --> 00:29:49.207
  • HOUSE, NAOMI'S OF THEHOUSE, WILL YOU BE HONEST
  • 00:29:49.207 --> 00:29:50.175
  • HOUSE, WILL YOU BE HONESTAND SPEAK DOWN TO US
  • 00:29:50.175 --> 00:29:51.209
  • AND SPEAK DOWN TO USGENERATION AND GIVE US
  • 00:29:51.209 --> 00:29:53.778
  • GENERATION AND GIVE USWISDOM, SEE?
  • 00:29:53.778 --> 00:29:54.412
  • WISDOM, SEE?'CAUSE AT THE END OF THE
  • 00:29:54.412 --> 00:29:55.013
  • 'CAUSE AT THE END OF THEHARVEST PARTY, THIS WAS
  • 00:29:55.013 --> 00:29:55.647
  • HARVEST PARTY, THIS WASTHE LAST SHOT.
  • 00:29:55.647 --> 00:29:56.514
  • THE LAST SHOT.THIS WAS THEIR ONLY CHANCE
  • 00:29:56.514 --> 00:29:57.615
  • THIS WAS THEIR ONLY CHANCEFOR SURVIVAL AND
  • 00:29:57.615 --> 00:29:59.384
  • FOR SURVIVAL ANDSUSTENANCE.
  • 00:29:59.384 --> 00:30:00.018
  • SUSTENANCE.THIS IS WHERE THEIR LIFE
  • 00:30:00.018 --> 00:30:01.119
  • THIS IS WHERE THEIR LIFEIS GONNA CHANGE, AND SO
  • 00:30:01.119 --> 00:30:02.220
  • IS GONNA CHANGE, AND SOMAMA NAOMI INSTRUCTS RUTH,
  • 00:30:02.220 --> 00:30:03.822
  • MAMA NAOMI INSTRUCTS RUTH,"GO LAY AT HIS FEET AFTER
  • 00:30:03.822 --> 00:30:04.789
  • "GO LAY AT HIS FEET AFTERHE'S EATEN, AFTER THE
  • 00:30:04.789 --> 00:30:06.424
  • HE'S EATEN, AFTER THEPARTY'S DONE.
  • 00:30:06.424 --> 00:30:06.991
  • PARTY'S DONE.YOU'LL FIND HIM ON THE
  • 00:30:06.991 --> 00:30:07.826
  • YOU'LL FIND HIM ON THETHRESHING FLOOR."
  • 00:30:07.826 --> 00:30:08.493
  • THRESHING FLOOR."SO JUMP DOWN TO
  • 00:30:08.493 --> 00:30:10.128
  • SO JUMP DOWN TOCHAPTER 3, VERSE 9,
  • 00:30:10.128 --> 00:30:11.362
  • CHAPTER 3, VERSE 9,'CAUSE BOAZ IS STARTLED.
  • 00:30:11.362 --> 00:30:12.297
  • 'CAUSE BOAZ IS STARTLED.HE SAYS, "'WHO ARE YOU?'
  • 00:30:12.297 --> 00:30:13.998
  • HE SAYS, "'WHO ARE YOU?'HE ASKED.
  • 00:30:13.998 --> 00:30:14.899
  • HE ASKED.'I AM YOUR SERVANT, RUTH,'
  • 00:30:14.899 --> 00:30:16.434
  • 'I AM YOUR SERVANT, RUTH,'SHE SAID.
  • 00:30:16.434 --> 00:30:17.602
  • SHE SAID.'SPREAD THE CORNER OF YOUR
  • 00:30:17.602 --> 00:30:18.703
  • 'SPREAD THE CORNER OF YOURGARMENT OVER ME, SINCE YOU
  • 00:30:18.703 --> 00:30:19.904
  • GARMENT OVER ME, SINCE YOUARE MY GUARDIAN-REDEEMER
  • 00:30:19.904 --> 00:30:21.172
  • ARE MY GUARDIAN-REDEEMEROF OUR FAMILY.'"
  • 00:30:21.172 --> 00:30:22.407
  • OF OUR FAMILY.'"AND HERE'S ANOTHER IMPORTANT
  • 00:30:22.407 --> 00:30:23.775
  • AND HERE'S ANOTHER IMPORTANTPHRASE THAT I DON'T WANT
  • 00:30:23.775 --> 00:30:24.475
  • PHRASE THAT I DON'T WANTUS TO GLOSS OVER.
  • 00:30:24.475 --> 00:30:25.710
  • US TO GLOSS OVER.WE COULD JUST READ THIS
  • 00:30:25.710 --> 00:30:26.544
  • WE COULD JUST READ THISAND BE LIKE, "OH, THAT'S
  • 00:30:26.544 --> 00:30:27.312
  • AND BE LIKE, "OH, THAT'SCUTE." NO, NO, NO, NO,
  • 00:30:27.312 --> 00:30:28.413
  • CUTE." NO, NO, NO, NO,SEE, RUTH KNEW, IN ORDER
  • 00:30:28.413 --> 00:30:29.647
  • SEE, RUTH KNEW, IN ORDERFOR HER LIFE TO SURVIVE
  • 00:30:29.647 --> 00:30:30.849
  • FOR HER LIFE TO SURVIVEAND HER MOTHER-IN-LAW TO
  • 00:30:30.849 --> 00:30:31.883
  • AND HER MOTHER-IN-LAW TOSURVIVE, THEY NEEDED BOAZ
  • 00:30:31.883 --> 00:30:33.685
  • SURVIVE, THEY NEEDED BOAZTO REDEEM THEM.
  • 00:30:33.685 --> 00:30:35.286
  • TO REDEEM THEM.BUT, NOTICE, RUTH DIDN'T
  • 00:30:35.286 --> 00:30:36.621
  • BUT, NOTICE, RUTH DIDN'TOFFER HER BODY TO GET WHAT
  • 00:30:36.621 --> 00:30:37.722
  • OFFER HER BODY TO GET WHATSHE WANTED.
  • 00:30:37.722 --> 00:30:38.857
  • SHE WANTED.NO, SHE DIDN'T OFFER
  • 00:30:38.857 --> 00:30:39.524
  • NO, SHE DIDN'T OFFERHER BODY.
  • 00:30:39.524 --> 00:30:40.892
  • HER BODY.SHE USED HER BRAINS.
  • 00:30:40.892 --> 00:30:41.960
  • SHE USED HER BRAINS.SEE, I BELIEVE SHE ALREADY
  • 00:30:41.960 --> 00:30:42.760
  • SEE, I BELIEVE SHE ALREADYKNEW MY ONE-SENTENCE
  • 00:30:42.760 --> 00:30:44.229
  • KNEW MY ONE-SENTENCEPURITY TALK: NO RINGY, NO
  • 00:30:44.229 --> 00:30:46.064
  • PURITY TALK: NO RINGY, NODINGY, OKAY?
  • 00:30:46.064 --> 00:30:46.764
  • DINGY, OKAY?[LAUGHTER]
  • 00:30:46.764 --> 00:30:47.732
  • [LAUGHTER]YOU WAIT.
  • 00:30:47.732 --> 00:30:48.933
  • YOU WAIT.AND IF YOU DON'T KNOW A
  • 00:30:48.933 --> 00:30:49.834
  • AND IF YOU DON'T KNOW A"DINGY" IS, ASK YOUR
  • 00:30:49.834 --> 00:30:50.902
  • "DINGY" IS, ASK YOURNEIGHBOR ON THE RIDE HOME,
  • 00:30:50.902 --> 00:30:51.536
  • NEIGHBOR ON THE RIDE HOME,OKAY?
  • 00:30:51.536 --> 00:30:53.671
  • OKAY?[LAUGHTER]
  • 00:30:53.671 --> 00:30:54.472
  • [LAUGHTER]AND MAYBE YOU'RE LIKE,
  • 00:30:54.472 --> 00:30:55.139
  • AND MAYBE YOU'RE LIKE,"BUT YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND,
  • 00:30:55.139 --> 00:30:55.640
  • "BUT YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND,BIANCA.
  • 00:30:55.640 --> 00:30:56.241
  • BIANCA.I'VE BEEN SINGLE FOR A
  • 00:30:56.241 --> 00:30:57.375
  • I'VE BEEN SINGLE FOR AREALLY LONG TIME.
  • 00:30:57.375 --> 00:30:59.177
  • REALLY LONG TIME.I'M 25."
  • 00:30:59.177 --> 00:31:00.678
  • I'M 25."[LAUGHTER]
  • 00:31:00.678 --> 00:31:03.081
  • [LAUGHTER]GIRL, SIT DOWN.
  • 00:31:03.081 --> 00:31:03.681
  • GIRL, SIT DOWN.OR MAYBE YOU'RE LIKE A
  • 00:31:03.681 --> 00:31:04.482
  • OR MAYBE YOU'RE LIKE AOLDER SISTER ON THE SINGLE
  • 00:31:04.482 --> 00:31:05.383
  • OLDER SISTER ON THE SINGLESPECTRUM, AND YOU WERE
  • 00:31:05.383 --> 00:31:06.317
  • SPECTRUM, AND YOU WERELIKE, SINGLE, SEXY, AND
  • 00:31:06.317 --> 00:31:07.118
  • LIKE, SINGLE, SEXY, ANDSANCTIFIED, WAITING FOR
  • 00:31:07.118 --> 00:31:08.286
  • SANCTIFIED, WAITING FORTHE ONE, AND YOU GOT YOUR
  • 00:31:08.286 --> 00:31:10.755
  • THE ONE, AND YOU GOT YOURONE EYE ON THAT ONE
  • 00:31:10.755 --> 00:31:11.422
  • ONE EYE ON THAT ONEBROTHER WHO COMES TO CHURCH.
  • 00:31:11.422 --> 00:31:12.056
  • BROTHER WHO COMES TO CHURCH.IN THE MIDDLE OF WORSHIP,
  • 00:31:12.056 --> 00:31:12.757
  • IN THE MIDDLE OF WORSHIP,YOU'RE PRAISING GOD, AND
  • 00:31:12.757 --> 00:31:13.658
  • YOU'RE PRAISING GOD, ANDOUT THE CORNER OF YOUR
  • 00:31:13.658 --> 00:31:14.259
  • OUT THE CORNER OF YOUREYE, YOU SEE THAT ONE
  • 00:31:14.259 --> 00:31:18.429
  • EYE, YOU SEE THAT ONERACHA HOOCHIE WEARIN'
  • 00:31:18.429 --> 00:31:19.097
  • RACHA HOOCHIE WEARIN'NOTHING, AND SHE SITS NEXT
  • 00:31:19.097 --> 00:31:19.697
  • NOTHING, AND SHE SITS NEXTTO YO MAN, AND YOU ARE
  • 00:31:19.697 --> 00:31:20.231
  • TO YO MAN, AND YOU ARELIKE, "WHAT?
  • 00:31:20.231 --> 00:31:20.865
  • LIKE, "WHAT?I LOVE JESUS, BUT I WILL
  • 00:31:20.865 --> 00:31:21.833
  • I LOVE JESUS, BUT I WILLCUT YOU," YOU KNOW?
  • 00:31:21.833 --> 00:31:26.537
  • CUT YOU," YOU KNOW?[LAUGHTER]
  • 00:31:26.537 --> 00:31:27.438
  • [LAUGHTER]SHE DIDN'T USE HER BODY.
  • 00:31:27.438 --> 00:31:29.107
  • SHE DIDN'T USE HER BODY.FRIEND, SHE USED HER
  • 00:31:29.107 --> 00:31:29.874
  • FRIEND, SHE USED HERBRAIN, AND SHE GAVE THIS
  • 00:31:29.874 --> 00:31:33.211
  • BRAIN, AND SHE GAVE THISPHRASE.
  • 00:31:33.211 --> 00:31:34.178
  • PHRASE.THIS IS AN INTERESTING
  • 00:31:34.178 --> 00:31:34.879
  • THIS IS AN INTERESTINGPHRASE: "SPREAD THE CORNER
  • 00:31:34.879 --> 00:31:35.513
  • PHRASE: "SPREAD THE CORNEROF YOUR GARMENT OVER ME."
  • 00:31:35.513 --> 00:31:36.214
  • OF YOUR GARMENT OVER ME."YOU KNOW WHAT THAT IS?
  • 00:31:36.214 --> 00:31:37.615
  • YOU KNOW WHAT THAT IS?THAT IS A MARRIAGE PROPOSAL.
  • 00:31:37.615 --> 00:31:38.650
  • THAT IS A MARRIAGE PROPOSAL.SHE BASICALLY SAID, "BOAZ,
  • 00:31:38.650 --> 00:31:41.119
  • SHE BASICALLY SAID, "BOAZ,DON'T BE A BOZO.
  • 00:31:41.119 --> 00:31:42.420
  • DON'T BE A BOZO.BOOM ME UP, BABY."
  • 00:31:42.420 --> 00:31:43.154
  • BOOM ME UP, BABY."[LAUGHTER]
  • 00:31:43.154 --> 00:31:43.888
  • [LAUGHTER]LIKE, "YOU ARE MY
  • 00:31:43.888 --> 00:31:44.889
  • LIKE, "YOU ARE MYKINSMAN-REDEEMER."
  • 00:31:44.889 --> 00:31:46.257
  • KINSMAN-REDEEMER."SEE, RUTH KNEW, FOR HER, IN
  • 00:31:46.257 --> 00:31:47.058
  • SEE, RUTH KNEW, FOR HER, INORDER FOR HER TO LOVE HER
  • 00:31:47.058 --> 00:31:49.794
  • ORDER FOR HER TO LOVE HERLIFE, SHE HAD TO MAKE SOME
  • 00:31:49.794 --> 00:31:50.628
  • LIFE, SHE HAD TO MAKE SOMEBRAVE DECISIONS, AND GUESS
  • 00:31:50.628 --> 00:31:52.864
  • BRAVE DECISIONS, AND GUESSWHAT, SIS?
  • 00:31:52.864 --> 00:31:53.765
  • WHAT, SIS?YOU WILL TOO, AND YOUR
  • 00:31:53.765 --> 00:31:54.465
  • YOU WILL TOO, AND YOURDECISIONS WILL NOT ONLY
  • 00:31:54.465 --> 00:31:55.733
  • DECISIONS WILL NOT ONLYIMPACT YOUR LIFE, YOUR
  • 00:31:55.733 --> 00:31:56.901
  • IMPACT YOUR LIFE, YOURDECISIONS WILL IMPACT THE
  • 00:31:56.901 --> 00:31:57.802
  • DECISIONS WILL IMPACT THELIVES OF GENERATIONS TO COME.
  • 00:31:57.802 --> 00:32:01.739
  • LIVES OF GENERATIONS TO COME.WHEN I HOSTED A THIRD
  • 00:32:01.739 --> 00:32:03.841
  • WHEN I HOSTED A THIRDCONFERENCE IN PRISON, ONE
  • 00:32:03.841 --> 00:32:06.044
  • CONFERENCE IN PRISON, ONEOF THE SPIRITUAL ADVISORS
  • 00:32:06.044 --> 00:32:07.645
  • OF THE SPIRITUAL ADVISORSFOR THE PRISON HAD REACHED
  • 00:32:07.645 --> 00:32:08.780
  • FOR THE PRISON HAD REACHEDOUT AND SAID, "HEY, WE SEE
  • 00:32:08.780 --> 00:32:09.747
  • OUT AND SAID, "HEY, WE SEETHE AMAZING WORK THAT
  • 00:32:09.747 --> 00:32:10.515
  • THE AMAZING WORK THATYOU'RE DOING WITH WOMEN.
  • 00:32:10.515 --> 00:32:11.516
  • YOU'RE DOING WITH WOMEN.WILL YOU COME IN AND DO AN
  • 00:32:11.516 --> 00:32:13.251
  • WILL YOU COME IN AND DO ANOUTREACH FOR MEN TOO?"
  • 00:32:13.251 --> 00:32:13.885
  • OUTREACH FOR MEN TOO?"I SAID, "ABSOLUTELY."
  • 00:32:13.885 --> 00:32:15.586
  • I SAID, "ABSOLUTELY."I CALLED MY DAD, AND I SAID,
  • 00:32:15.586 --> 00:32:17.055
  • I CALLED MY DAD, AND I SAID,"HEY, DADDY--" MY DAD'S
  • 00:32:17.055 --> 00:32:18.489
  • "HEY, DADDY--" MY DAD'SBEEN A PASTOR, A PREACHER,
  • 00:32:18.489 --> 00:32:19.557
  • BEEN A PASTOR, A PREACHER,A TEACHER, AN EVANGELIST
  • 00:32:19.557 --> 00:32:21.092
  • A TEACHER, AN EVANGELISTIN EAST LOS ANGELES,
  • 00:32:21.092 --> 00:32:22.593
  • IN EAST LOS ANGELES,CALIFORNIA, FOR 30 YEARS.
  • 00:32:22.593 --> 00:32:23.895
  • CALIFORNIA, FOR 30 YEARS.HE'S STILL THERE, SERVING
  • 00:32:23.895 --> 00:32:25.897
  • HE'S STILL THERE, SERVINGJESUS, PRAISE GOD.
  • 00:32:25.897 --> 00:32:26.831
  • JESUS, PRAISE GOD.I SAID, "DADDY, WILL YOU
  • 00:32:26.831 --> 00:32:28.132
  • I SAID, "DADDY, WILL YOUCOME TO PRISON WITH ME?"
  • 00:32:28.132 --> 00:32:29.434
  • COME TO PRISON WITH ME?"HE SAID, "ABSOLUTELY,
  • 00:32:29.434 --> 00:32:30.668
  • HE SAID, "ABSOLUTELY,MAN"-- HE'S THE MEXICAN
  • 00:32:30.668 --> 00:32:31.302
  • MAN"-- HE'S THE MEXICANDAD-- "ABSOLUTELY, MAN."
  • 00:32:31.302 --> 00:32:31.970
  • DAD-- "ABSOLUTELY, MAN."[LAUGHTER]
  • 00:32:31.970 --> 00:32:33.037
  • [LAUGHTER]SO WE'RE FLYING OVER THE
  • 00:32:33.037 --> 00:32:33.871
  • SO WE'RE FLYING OVER THEGREAT STATE OF TEXAS WHEN
  • 00:32:33.871 --> 00:32:35.106
  • GREAT STATE OF TEXAS WHENMY DAD TURNS TO ME AND
  • 00:32:35.106 --> 00:32:35.707
  • MY DAD TURNS TO ME ANDSAYS, "I'M SO EXCITED TO
  • 00:32:35.707 --> 00:32:37.075
  • SAYS, "I'M SO EXCITED TOBE GOING BACK TO PRISON."
  • 00:32:37.075 --> 00:32:40.244
  • BE GOING BACK TO PRISON."[LAUGHTER]
  • 00:32:40.244 --> 00:32:41.479
  • [LAUGHTER]"UH, I'M SORRY, WHAT,
  • 00:32:41.479 --> 00:32:43.014
  • "UH, I'M SORRY, WHAT,DADDY?"
  • 00:32:43.014 --> 00:32:43.982
  • DADDY?""YEAH, MAN, I BEEN TO JAIL
  • 00:32:43.982 --> 00:32:44.916
  • "YEAH, MAN, I BEEN TO JAILTHREE TIMES."
  • 00:32:44.916 --> 00:32:47.051
  • THREE TIMES."[LAUGHTER]
  • 00:32:47.051 --> 00:32:48.086
  • [LAUGHTER]SO MY FIRST CARNAL THOUGHT
  • 00:32:48.086 --> 00:32:49.287
  • SO MY FIRST CARNAL THOUGHTWAS "HAH, NO WONDER I'M A G.
  • 00:32:49.287 --> 00:32:50.488
  • WAS "HAH, NO WONDER I'M A G.MY DAD'S A GANGSTER, ALL
  • 00:32:50.488 --> 00:32:52.090
  • MY DAD'S A GANGSTER, ALLRIGHT?"
  • 00:32:52.090 --> 00:32:53.691
  • RIGHT?"[LAUGHTER]
  • 00:32:53.691 --> 00:32:55.393
  • [LAUGHTER]BUT MY MORE HOLY THOUGHT
  • 00:32:55.393 --> 00:32:58.863
  • BUT MY MORE HOLY THOUGHTWAS "MY GOD, WON'T HE DO IT?
  • 00:32:58.863 --> 00:33:00.264
  • WAS "MY GOD, WON'T HE DO IT?TO TAKE THE DECISION OF A
  • 00:33:00.264 --> 00:33:02.767
  • TO TAKE THE DECISION OF AMAN IN PRISON TO CLAIM
  • 00:33:02.767 --> 00:33:05.937
  • MAN IN PRISON TO CLAIMJESUS AS HIS OWN REDEEMER,
  • 00:33:05.937 --> 00:33:06.971
  • JESUS AS HIS OWN REDEEMER,WOULD NOT ONLY IMPACT HIS
  • 00:33:06.971 --> 00:33:08.206
  • WOULD NOT ONLY IMPACT HISLIFE AND MY MOTHER'S LIFE,
  • 00:33:08.206 --> 00:33:09.340
  • LIFE AND MY MOTHER'S LIFE,BUT THE LIFE OF HIS
  • 00:33:09.340 --> 00:33:10.608
  • BUT THE LIFE OF HISCHILDREN AND THE OVER
  • 00:33:10.608 --> 00:33:12.343
  • CHILDREN AND THE OVER20.000 PEOPLE WHO HAVE
  • 00:33:12.343 --> 00:33:13.678
  • 20.000 PEOPLE WHO HAVERECEIVED JESUS AS THEIR
  • 00:33:13.678 --> 00:33:15.046
  • RECEIVED JESUS AS THEIRSAVIOR IN HIS CHURCH IN
  • 00:33:15.046 --> 00:33:16.614
  • SAVIOR IN HIS CHURCH INEAST LOS ANGELES, BECAUSE
  • 00:33:16.614 --> 00:33:17.815
  • EAST LOS ANGELES, BECAUSETHE DECISIONS THAT YOU
  • 00:33:17.815 --> 00:33:19.884
  • THE DECISIONS THAT YOUMAKE DON'T JUST AFFECT YOU.
  • 00:33:19.884 --> 00:33:21.352
  • MAKE DON'T JUST AFFECT YOU.THEY AFFECT FUTURE
  • 00:33:21.352 --> 00:33:22.020
  • THEY AFFECT FUTUREGENERATIONS, AND MY FEAR
  • 00:33:22.020 --> 00:33:23.287
  • GENERATIONS, AND MY FEARIS THAT I'M SEEING A
  • 00:33:23.287 --> 00:33:24.689
  • IS THAT I'M SEEING AGENERATION LIVE FOR THE
  • 00:33:24.689 --> 00:33:26.090
  • GENERATION LIVE FOR THENOW AND NOT CARE ABOUT THE
  • 00:33:26.090 --> 00:33:26.824
  • NOW AND NOT CARE ABOUT THELATER.
  • 00:33:26.824 --> 00:33:28.126
  • LATER.WE WANT-- WE ARE LIVING
  • 00:33:28.126 --> 00:33:29.494
  • WE WANT-- WE ARE LIVINGFOR GOOD WEEKEND AND A
  • 00:33:29.494 --> 00:33:30.261
  • FOR GOOD WEEKEND AND AGOOD INSTAGRAM POST AND
  • 00:33:30.261 --> 00:33:31.362
  • GOOD INSTAGRAM POST ANDFORGETTING ABOUT BUILDING
  • 00:33:31.362 --> 00:33:32.964
  • FORGETTING ABOUT BUILDINGA GOOD LEGACY.
  • 00:33:32.964 --> 00:33:34.665
  • A GOOD LEGACY.SO WE SEE PEOPLE BUY THESE
  • 00:33:34.665 --> 00:33:36.100
  • SO WE SEE PEOPLE BUY THESEHOUSES AND GET IN DEBT AND
  • 00:33:36.100 --> 00:33:36.701
  • HOUSES AND GET IN DEBT ANDBECOME SLAVES TO THE GOD
  • 00:33:36.701 --> 00:33:38.269
  • BECOME SLAVES TO THE GODOF A MORTGAGE.
  • 00:33:38.269 --> 00:33:40.238
  • OF A MORTGAGE.WE SEE PEOPLE GO AND, YOU
  • 00:33:40.238 --> 00:33:41.606
  • WE SEE PEOPLE GO AND, YOUKNOW, GO ON THESE AMAZING
  • 00:33:41.606 --> 00:33:42.607
  • KNOW, GO ON THESE AMAZINGVACATIONS WITH ALL THESE
  • 00:33:42.607 --> 00:33:43.274
  • VACATIONS WITH ALL THESEOTHER PEOPLE, AND THEY
  • 00:33:43.274 --> 00:33:44.208
  • OTHER PEOPLE, AND THEYAIN'T GOT NO MONEY AND
  • 00:33:44.208 --> 00:33:45.309
  • AIN'T GOT NO MONEY ANDTHEY'RE DROWNING IN DEBT.
  • 00:33:45.309 --> 00:33:46.210
  • THEY'RE DROWNING IN DEBT.WE SEE PEOPLE OF OUR
  • 00:33:46.210 --> 00:33:47.812
  • WE SEE PEOPLE OF OURFRIENDS THAT ARE, LIKE,
  • 00:33:47.812 --> 00:33:48.880
  • FRIENDS THAT ARE, LIKE,THROWING AWAY THEIR
  • 00:33:48.880 --> 00:33:49.714
  • THROWING AWAY THEIRDESTINY AND THEIR DIGNITY
  • 00:33:49.714 --> 00:33:51.382
  • DESTINY AND THEIR DIGNITYFOR FIVE MINUTES IN A BED
  • 00:33:51.382 --> 00:33:52.350
  • FOR FIVE MINUTES IN A BEDWITH ANYTHING THAT HAS TWO
  • 00:33:52.350 --> 00:33:54.218
  • WITH ANYTHING THAT HAS TWOLEGS AND CAN WALK.
  • 00:33:54.218 --> 00:33:56.220
  • LEGS AND CAN WALK.WE CAN'T JUST THINK ABOUT
  • 00:33:56.220 --> 00:33:57.255
  • WE CAN'T JUST THINK ABOUTA GOOD WEEKEND.
  • 00:33:57.255 --> 00:33:58.256
  • A GOOD WEEKEND.Y'ALL, WE NEED TO BUILD A
  • 00:33:58.256 --> 00:34:00.925
  • Y'ALL, WE NEED TO BUILD AGOOD LEGACY--
  • 00:34:00.925 --> 00:34:01.692
  • GOOD LEGACY--[APPLAUSE]
  • 00:34:01.692 --> 00:34:03.027
  • [APPLAUSE]-- AND THIS IS OUR LAST
  • 00:34:03.027 --> 00:34:04.028
  • -- AND THIS IS OUR LASTAND FINAL POINT: DON'T
  • 00:34:04.028 --> 00:34:06.264
  • AND FINAL POINT: DON'TTHINK ABOUT YOUR LEGACY.
  • 00:34:06.264 --> 00:34:08.633
  • THINK ABOUT YOUR LEGACY.BUILD YOUR LEGACY DECISION
  • 00:34:08.633 --> 00:34:09.867
  • BUILD YOUR LEGACY DECISIONBY DECISION, DAY BY DAY,
  • 00:34:09.867 --> 00:34:11.502
  • BY DECISION, DAY BY DAY,MONTH BY MONTH, AND YEAR
  • 00:34:11.502 --> 00:34:12.570
  • MONTH BY MONTH, AND YEARBY YEAR.
  • 00:34:12.570 --> 00:34:13.504
  • BY YEAR.WHY DOES THIS MATTER?
  • 00:34:13.504 --> 00:34:15.073
  • WHY DOES THIS MATTER?BECAUSE IN CHAPTER 4, WE
  • 00:34:15.073 --> 00:34:17.141
  • BECAUSE IN CHAPTER 4, WEREAD THE RUTH'S PROPOSAL
  • 00:34:17.141 --> 00:34:18.309
  • READ THE RUTH'S PROPOSALTO BOAZ IS TAKEN
  • 00:34:18.309 --> 00:34:19.510
  • TO BOAZ IS TAKENSERIOUSLY, AND BOAZ AND
  • 00:34:19.510 --> 00:34:21.312
  • SERIOUSLY, AND BOAZ ANDRUTH HAVE A BABY, AND HIS
  • 00:34:21.312 --> 00:34:23.047
  • RUTH HAVE A BABY, AND HISNAME IS OBED, AND WE PICK
  • 00:34:23.047 --> 00:34:24.449
  • NAME IS OBED, AND WE PICKUP THIS IN RUTH CHAPTER 4,
  • 00:34:24.449 --> 00:34:26.417
  • "SO BOAZ TOOK RUTH AND SHE
  • 00:34:28.653 --> 00:34:30.688
  • BECAME HIS WIFE.
  • 00:34:30.688 --> 00:34:31.622
  • WHEN HE MADE LOVE TO HER,
  • 00:34:31.622 --> 00:34:32.523
  • THE LORD ENABLED HER TO
  • 00:34:32.523 --> 00:34:33.257
  • CONCEIVE, AND SHE GAVE
  • 00:34:33.257 --> 00:34:34.692
  • A BARREN, WIDOWED OUTCAST,
  • 00:34:37.061 --> 00:34:38.463
  • A BARREN, WIDOWED OUTCAST,PAGAN WORSHIPER FROM MOAB
  • 00:34:38.463 --> 00:34:40.364
  • PAGAN WORSHIPER FROM MOABBECAME A WANTED WIFEY AND
  • 00:34:40.364 --> 00:34:42.800
  • BECAME A WANTED WIFEY ANDA MOABITESS MOMMY.
  • 00:34:42.800 --> 00:34:44.535
  • A MOABITESS MOMMY.THIS IS THE STUFF THAT
  • 00:34:44.535 --> 00:34:45.436
  • THIS IS THE STUFF THATDISNEY MOVIES ARE MADE OUT OF.
  • 00:34:45.436 --> 00:34:46.137
  • DISNEY MOVIES ARE MADE OUT OF.[LAUGHTER]
  • 00:34:46.137 --> 00:34:47.405
  • [LAUGHTER]AND HERE'S THE BEST PART,
  • 00:34:47.405 --> 00:34:47.939
  • AND HERE'S THE BEST PART,Y'ALL.
  • 00:34:47.939 --> 00:34:50.441
  • Y'ALL.IT DIDN'T STOP THERE.
  • 00:34:50.441 --> 00:34:51.676
  • IT DIDN'T STOP THERE.AT THE END OF THE BOOK,
  • 00:34:51.676 --> 00:34:52.376
  • AT THE END OF THE BOOK,THERE'S SOMETHING CALLED
  • 00:34:52.376 --> 00:34:53.010
  • THERE'S SOMETHING CALLEDTHE GENEALOGY.
  • 00:34:53.010 --> 00:34:53.611
  • THE GENEALOGY.IT'S BASICALLY A HEBREW
  • 00:34:53.611 --> 00:34:54.512
  • IT'S BASICALLY A HEBREWPHONE BOOK OF, LIKE, YOUR
  • 00:34:54.512 --> 00:34:55.213
  • PHONE BOOK OF, LIKE, YOURDADDY'S DADDY'S DADDY'S
  • 00:34:55.213 --> 00:34:55.980
  • DADDY'S DADDY'S DADDY'SDADDY'S DADDY'S TRIBE,
  • 00:34:55.980 --> 00:34:56.447
  • DADDY'S DADDY'S TRIBE,RIGHT?
  • 00:34:56.447 --> 00:34:57.115
  • RIGHT?AND WE PICK THIS UP AT THE
  • 00:34:57.115 --> 00:34:57.815
  • AND WE PICK THIS UP AT THEEND.
  • 00:34:57.815 --> 00:34:58.983
  • END.GO DROP DOWN TO VERSE 18
  • 00:34:58.983 --> 00:35:00.985
  • SO THIS IS THE FAMILY
  • 00:35:02.320 --> 00:35:03.454
  • LINE OF PEREZ--"
  • 00:35:03.454 --> 00:35:04.822
  • YOU DIDN'T KNOW THAT THERE
  • 00:35:04.822 --> 00:35:05.523
  • WAS LATINOS IN THE BIBLE, HUH?
  • 00:35:05.523 --> 00:35:07.325
  • SEE?
  • 00:35:07.325 --> 00:35:07.825
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:35:07.825 --> 00:35:09.360
  • JUST KIDDING.
  • 00:35:09.360 --> 00:35:10.461
  • "PEREZ WAS THE FATHER OF
  • 00:35:10.461 --> 00:35:11.129
  • HEZRON, HEZRON WAS THE
  • 00:35:11.129 --> 00:35:12.196
  • FATHER OF RAM, RAM THE
  • 00:35:12.196 --> 00:35:14.031
  • FATHER OF AMMINADAB,
  • 00:35:14.031 --> 00:35:15.299
  • AMMINADAB THE FATHER OF
  • 00:35:15.299 --> 00:35:16.267
  • NAHSHON, NAHSHON THE
  • 00:35:16.267 --> 00:35:17.101
  • FATHER OF SALMON, SALMON
  • 00:35:17.101 --> 00:35:18.503
  • THE FATHER OF BOAZ, BOAZ
  • 00:35:18.503 --> 00:35:20.371
  • THE FATHER OF OBED, OBED
  • 00:35:20.371 --> 00:35:23.207
  • THE FATHER OF JESSE, AND
  • 00:35:23.207 --> 00:35:26.177
  • AS IN KING DAVID, BUT IT
  • 00:35:28.246 --> 00:35:31.115
  • AS IN KING DAVID, BUT ITDOESN'T STOP THERE.
  • 00:35:31.115 --> 00:35:32.984
  • DOESN'T STOP THERE.THE NEXT TIME WE SEE THE
  • 00:35:32.984 --> 00:35:33.684
  • THE NEXT TIME WE SEE THENAME RUTH IS IN MATTHEW
  • 00:35:33.684 --> 00:35:35.453
  • NAME RUTH IS IN MATTHEWCHAPTER 1, IN THE LINEAGE
  • 00:35:35.453 --> 00:35:37.388
  • CHAPTER 1, IN THE LINEAGEOF OUR LORD AND SAVIOR
  • 00:35:37.388 --> 00:35:38.122
  • OF OUR LORD AND SAVIORJESUS CHRIST, FROM BOAZ TO
  • 00:35:38.122 --> 00:35:40.525
  • JESUS CHRIST, FROM BOAZ TOOBED, FROM OBED TO JESSE,
  • 00:35:40.525 --> 00:35:42.093
  • OBED, FROM OBED TO JESSE,FROM KING DAVID TO KING
  • 00:35:42.093 --> 00:35:44.028
  • FROM KING DAVID TO KINGJESUS.
  • 00:35:44.028 --> 00:35:45.163
  • JESUS.RUTH IS A REMINDER THAT IT
  • 00:35:45.163 --> 00:35:47.131
  • RUTH IS A REMINDER THAT ITIS NOT WHAT IS DEALT TO
  • 00:35:47.131 --> 00:35:47.999
  • IS NOT WHAT IS DEALT TOYOU, BUT WHAT YOU DO WITH
  • 00:35:47.999 --> 00:35:49.267
  • YOU, BUT WHAT YOU DO WITHWHAT GOD GIVES YOU, AND I
  • 00:35:49.267 --> 00:35:51.369
  • WHAT GOD GIVES YOU, AND IDON'T SAY THIS FROM A
  • 00:35:51.369 --> 00:35:52.503
  • DON'T SAY THIS FROM APRIVILEGED PERSPECTIVE.
  • 00:35:52.503 --> 00:35:53.004
  • PRIVILEGED PERSPECTIVE.I SAY THIS AS A
  • 00:35:53.004 --> 00:35:55.206
  • I SAY THIS AS AFIRST-GENERATION AMERICAN
  • 00:35:55.206 --> 00:35:57.074
  • FIRST-GENERATION AMERICANOF LATINO DESCENT, WHO
  • 00:35:57.074 --> 00:35:58.376
  • OF LATINO DESCENT, WHOCOULDN'T READ, WRITE, OR
  • 00:35:58.376 --> 00:35:59.076
  • COULDN'T READ, WRITE, ORSPELL AT THE AGE OF 12.
  • 00:35:59.076 --> 00:36:01.279
  • SPELL AT THE AGE OF 12.I WAS MORBIDLY OBESE,
  • 00:36:01.279 --> 00:36:02.280
  • I WAS MORBIDLY OBESE,LIVING ON THE STREETS IN
  • 00:36:02.280 --> 00:36:03.414
  • LIVING ON THE STREETS INTHE CONCRETE JUNGLE OF
  • 00:36:03.414 --> 00:36:04.482
  • THE CONCRETE JUNGLE OFEAST LOS ANGELES,
  • 00:36:04.482 --> 00:36:05.249
  • EAST LOS ANGELES,CALIFORNIA.
  • 00:36:05.249 --> 00:36:06.117
  • CALIFORNIA.I WOULD'VE BEEN WRITTEN
  • 00:36:06.117 --> 00:36:07.485
  • I WOULD'VE BEEN WRITTENOFF BY EVERY STATISTICIAN
  • 00:36:07.485 --> 00:36:08.452
  • OFF BY EVERY STATISTICIANAND LISTED IN THE HIGHEST
  • 00:36:08.452 --> 00:36:09.287
  • AND LISTED IN THE HIGHESTCATEGORY OF FAILURE, BUT
  • 00:36:09.287 --> 00:36:11.322
  • CATEGORY OF FAILURE, BUTMY GOD, THAT HE WOULD TAKE
  • 00:36:11.322 --> 00:36:13.424
  • MY GOD, THAT HE WOULD TAKETHE DAUGHTER OF AN
  • 00:36:13.424 --> 00:36:15.526
  • THE DAUGHTER OF ANIMMIGRANT TO SERVE UP SOUL
  • 00:36:15.526 --> 00:36:16.761
  • IMMIGRANT TO SERVE UP SOULFOOD IN HOUSTON, TEXAS,
  • 00:36:16.761 --> 00:36:17.962
  • FOOD IN HOUSTON, TEXAS,FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE
  • 00:36:17.962 --> 00:36:19.897
  • FOR PEOPLE WHO AREPASSIONATELY CHASING,
  • 00:36:19.897 --> 00:36:22.667
  • PASSIONATELY CHASING,CHASING JESUS, AND WOMEN
  • 00:36:22.667 --> 00:36:23.367
  • CHASING JESUS, AND WOMENWHO ARE DESPERATE TO LOVE
  • 00:36:23.367 --> 00:36:25.236
  • WHO ARE DESPERATE TO LOVETHEIR LIFE, AND I BELIEVE,
  • 00:36:25.236 --> 00:36:26.637
  • THEIR LIFE, AND I BELIEVE,FOR US TO LOVE OUR LIFE,
  • 00:36:26.637 --> 00:36:28.239
  • FOR US TO LOVE OUR LIFE,IT IS GOING TO REQUIRE US
  • 00:36:28.239 --> 00:36:30.041
  • IT IS GOING TO REQUIRE USTO BUILD A GOOD LEGACY--
  • 00:36:30.041 --> 00:36:30.675
  • TO BUILD A GOOD LEGACY--NOT TOMORROW.
  • 00:36:30.675 --> 00:36:31.442
  • NOT TOMORROW.I'M TALKING ABOUT TODAY,
  • 00:36:31.442 --> 00:36:33.411
  • I'M TALKING ABOUT TODAY,SIS, AND LEGACY DOESN'T
  • 00:36:33.411 --> 00:36:34.979
  • SIS, AND LEGACY DOESN'TMEAN GIVING AWAY YOUR
  • 00:36:34.979 --> 00:36:35.846
  • MEAN GIVING AWAY YOURMONEY AND YOUR MANSION TO
  • 00:36:35.846 --> 00:36:37.248
  • MONEY AND YOUR MANSION TOYOUR CHILDREN.
  • 00:36:37.248 --> 00:36:38.316
  • YOUR CHILDREN.LEGACY COULD BE SIMPLE AND
  • 00:36:38.316 --> 00:36:39.984
  • LEGACY COULD BE SIMPLE ANDPROFOUND AS GRACEFULLY AND
  • 00:36:39.984 --> 00:36:42.486
  • PROFOUND AS GRACEFULLY ANDHUMBLY LOVING PEOPLE EVERY
  • 00:36:42.486 --> 00:36:45.756
  • HUMBLY LOVING PEOPLE EVERYSINGLE DAY.
  • 00:36:45.756 --> 00:36:46.891
  • SINGLE DAY.IT COULD BE PLACING
  • 00:36:46.891 --> 00:36:47.858
  • IT COULD BE PLACINGORDINARY ACTS IN THE HANDS
  • 00:36:47.858 --> 00:36:49.060
  • ORDINARY ACTS IN THE HANDSOF AN EXTRAORDINARY SAVIOR
  • 00:36:49.060 --> 00:36:52.029
  • OF AN EXTRAORDINARY SAVIORAND WATCHING HIM MOVE.
  • 00:36:52.029 --> 00:36:52.663
  • AND WATCHING HIM MOVE.I BELIEVE THAT WITH EVERY
  • 00:36:52.663 --> 00:36:55.266
  • I BELIEVE THAT WITH EVERYSACRIFICE RUTH ENDURED,
  • 00:36:55.266 --> 00:36:55.900
  • SACRIFICE RUTH ENDURED,EVERY TRIAL THAT SHE
  • 00:36:55.900 --> 00:36:59.370
  • EVERY TRIAL THAT SHEOVERCAME, THAT EVERY
  • 00:36:59.370 --> 00:37:00.204
  • OVERCAME, THAT EVERYPROMISE THAT SHE HELD ON
  • 00:37:00.204 --> 00:37:00.938
  • PROMISE THAT SHE HELD ONTO, THAT SHE WAS BUILDING
  • 00:37:00.938 --> 00:37:01.539
  • TO, THAT SHE WAS BUILDINGA FOUNDATION THAT WE GET
  • 00:37:01.539 --> 00:37:02.640
  • A FOUNDATION THAT WE GETTO STAND UPON, AND THIS
  • 00:37:02.640 --> 00:37:04.141
  • TO STAND UPON, AND THISRIPPLE EFFECT HAS NOT JUST
  • 00:37:04.141 --> 00:37:05.776
  • RIPPLE EFFECT HAS NOT JUSTAFFECTED HER CHILDREN AND
  • 00:37:05.776 --> 00:37:06.577
  • AFFECTED HER CHILDREN ANDHER CHILDREN'S CHILDREN
  • 00:37:06.577 --> 00:37:07.778
  • HER CHILDREN'S CHILDRENAND HER CHILDREN'S
  • 00:37:07.778 --> 00:37:08.579
  • AND HER CHILDREN'SCHILDREN'S CHILDREN, BUT I
  • 00:37:08.579 --> 00:37:11.282
  • CHILDREN'S CHILDREN, BUT IBELIEVE THAT WE GET TO
  • 00:37:11.282 --> 00:37:12.450
  • BELIEVE THAT WE GET TOSTAND ON HER TRUTH OF WHAT
  • 00:37:12.450 --> 00:37:14.018
  • STAND ON HER TRUTH OF WHATSHE LEARNED TODAY.
  • 00:37:14.018 --> 00:37:15.486
  • SHE LEARNED TODAY.SO THE QUESTION I ASKED
  • 00:37:15.486 --> 00:37:16.454
  • SO THE QUESTION I ASKEDIS-- WE ARE CREATING A
  • 00:37:16.454 --> 00:37:17.755
  • IS-- WE ARE CREATING ALEGACY ONE WAY OR ANOTHER,
  • 00:37:17.755 --> 00:37:19.991
  • LEGACY ONE WAY OR ANOTHER,WHETHER GOOD OR BAD, SO
  • 00:37:19.991 --> 00:37:21.125
  • WHETHER GOOD OR BAD, SOTHE QUESTION I ASK IS
  • 00:37:21.125 --> 00:37:23.628
  • THE QUESTION I ASK IS"WHAT WILL YOUR LEGACY BE?"
  • 00:37:23.628 --> 00:37:24.595
  • "WHAT WILL YOUR LEGACY BE?"SPIRIT OF GOD, WE WANT YOU
  • 00:37:24.595 --> 00:37:25.930
  • SPIRIT OF GOD, WE WANT YOUTO MOVE IN THIS PLACE.
  • 00:37:25.930 --> 00:37:26.530
  • TO MOVE IN THIS PLACE.FOR THOSE THAT ARE
  • 00:37:26.530 --> 00:37:29.200
  • FOR THOSE THAT AREWRESTLING WITH BITTERNESS
  • 00:37:29.200 --> 00:37:30.935
  • WRESTLING WITH BITTERNESSLIKE MARA AND NAOMI, I
  • 00:37:30.935 --> 00:37:31.569
  • LIKE MARA AND NAOMI, IPRAY THAT THERE IS A
  • 00:37:31.569 --> 00:37:33.271
  • PRAY THAT THERE IS ACHANGE IN THEIR HEART.
  • 00:37:33.271 --> 00:37:35.039
  • CHANGE IN THEIR HEART.FOR THOSE THAT ARE LIKE
  • 00:37:35.039 --> 00:37:36.274
  • FOR THOSE THAT ARE LIKERUTH, AND THEY'RE LIVING
  • 00:37:36.274 --> 00:37:36.974
  • RUTH, AND THEY'RE LIVINGIN THEIR MOAB DAYS, READY
  • 00:37:36.974 --> 00:37:38.242
  • IN THEIR MOAB DAYS, READYTO TURN UP, SPIRIT OF GOD,
  • 00:37:38.242 --> 00:37:39.043
  • TO TURN UP, SPIRIT OF GOD,I PRAY THAT YOU DRAW THEM
  • 00:37:39.043 --> 00:37:40.978
  • I PRAY THAT YOU DRAW THEMTO BETHLEHEM.
  • 00:37:40.978 --> 00:37:43.214
  • TO BETHLEHEM.IN YOUR NAME, WE DECLARE
  • 00:37:43.214 --> 00:37:45.082
  • IN YOUR NAME, WE DECLAREYOUR PROMISES OVER OUR
  • 00:37:45.082 --> 00:37:47.785
  • YOUR PROMISES OVER OURLIFE, AMEN AND AMEN.
  • 00:37:47.785 --> 00:37:48.486
  • LIFE, AMEN AND AMEN.AS WOMEN WHO LOVE OUR
  • 00:37:48.486 --> 00:37:51.255
  • AS WOMEN WHO LOVE OURLIFE, I WANT US TO BOLDLY
  • 00:37:51.255 --> 00:37:52.456
  • LIFE, I WANT US TO BOLDLYDECLARE WHO WE KNOW GOD
  • 00:37:52.456 --> 00:37:53.958
  • DECLARE WHO WE KNOW GODIS, AND SO THOUGH OUR
  • 00:37:53.958 --> 00:37:54.725
  • IS, AND SO THOUGH OURENEMY COME AT US ONE WAY,
  • 00:37:54.725 --> 00:37:56.727
  • ENEMY COME AT US ONE WAY,HE WILL FLEE IN SEVEN.
  • 00:37:56.727 --> 00:37:59.163
  • HE WILL FLEE IN SEVEN.THOUGH OUR ENEMY MAY COME
  • 00:37:59.163 --> 00:38:01.098
  • THOUGH OUR ENEMY MAY COMEAT US, OUR GOD SURROUNDS
  • 00:38:01.098 --> 00:38:01.732
  • AT US, OUR GOD SURROUNDSOUR ENEMY.
  • 00:38:01.732 --> 00:38:02.633
  • OUR ENEMY.SO WE, AS WOMEN WHO ARE
  • 00:38:02.633 --> 00:38:03.834
  • SO WE, AS WOMEN WHO ARELOVING OUR LIFE, WE WILL
  • 00:38:03.834 --> 00:38:04.969
  • LOVING OUR LIFE, WE WILLGIVE NO EXCUSE, WE WILL
  • 00:38:04.969 --> 00:38:05.936
  • GIVE NO EXCUSE, WE WILLNOT PROCRASTINATE OUR
  • 00:38:05.936 --> 00:38:06.904
  • NOT PROCRASTINATE OURPROGRESS.
  • 00:38:06.904 --> 00:38:07.738
  • PROGRESS.WE WILL NOT DEFER OUR
  • 00:38:07.738 --> 00:38:08.606
  • WE WILL NOT DEFER OURDESTINY, AND WE WILL NOT
  • 00:38:08.606 --> 00:38:10.274
  • DESTINY, AND WE WILL NOTWAVER WHEN WE ARE WEAK.
  • 00:38:10.274 --> 00:38:11.108
  • WAVER WHEN WE ARE WEAK.SEE, THE ENEMY COMES TO
  • 00:38:11.108 --> 00:38:11.976
  • SEE, THE ENEMY COMES TOSTEAL, KILL, AND DESTROY,
  • 00:38:11.976 --> 00:38:13.177
  • STEAL, KILL, AND DESTROY,BUT WE SERVE A GOD WHO
  • 00:38:13.177 --> 00:38:14.545
  • BUT WE SERVE A GOD WHOCLAIMS THAT WE ARE MORE
  • 00:38:14.545 --> 00:38:15.279
  • CLAIMS THAT WE ARE MORETHAN CONQUERORS BECAUSE OF
  • 00:38:15.279 --> 00:38:17.214
  • THAN CONQUERORS BECAUSE OFCHRIST'S LOVE.
  • 00:38:17.214 --> 00:38:18.182
  • CHRIST'S LOVE.SO WE WILL REJECT THE LIE
  • 00:38:18.182 --> 00:38:20.151
  • SO WE WILL REJECT THE LIETHAT ECHO IN OUR MINDS
  • 00:38:20.151 --> 00:38:21.018
  • THAT ECHO IN OUR MINDSTHAT WE DON'T HAVE WHAT IT
  • 00:38:21.018 --> 00:38:21.652
  • THAT WE DON'T HAVE WHAT ITTAKES, THAT OUR BEST IS
  • 00:38:21.652 --> 00:38:22.753
  • TAKES, THAT OUR BEST ISBEHIND US, OR THAT
  • 00:38:22.753 --> 00:38:24.121
  • BEHIND US, OR THATHUMILIATION AWAITS US.
  • 00:38:24.121 --> 00:38:25.289
  • HUMILIATION AWAITS US.THE DEVIL IS A LIAR, AND
  • 00:38:25.289 --> 00:38:27.091
  • THE DEVIL IS A LIAR, ANDWITH GOD ON OUR SIDE, WE
  • 00:38:27.091 --> 00:38:28.159
  • WITH GOD ON OUR SIDE, WEWILL TRIUMPH IN EVERY BATTLE.
  • 00:38:28.159 --> 00:38:29.727
  • WILL TRIUMPH IN EVERY BATTLE.THOUGH HE REMINDS ME OF MY
  • 00:38:29.727 --> 00:38:31.062
  • THOUGH HE REMINDS ME OF MYPAST, I WILL REMIND HIM OF
  • 00:38:31.062 --> 00:38:32.863
  • PAST, I WILL REMIND HIM OFHIS FUTURE.
  • 00:38:32.863 --> 00:38:34.198
  • HIS FUTURE.IN CHRIST, WE ARE COURAGEOUS.
  • 00:38:34.198 --> 00:38:35.199
  • IN CHRIST, WE ARE COURAGEOUS.IN CHRIST, WE ARE
  • 00:38:35.199 --> 00:38:36.767
  • IN CHRIST, WE ARECONFIDENT.
  • 00:38:36.767 --> 00:38:37.468
  • CONFIDENT.IN CHRIST, WE ARE STEADFAST.
  • 00:38:37.468 --> 00:38:38.736
  • IN CHRIST, WE ARE STEADFAST.IN CHRIST, WE ARE MOVABLE,
  • 00:38:38.736 --> 00:38:40.671
  • IN CHRIST, WE ARE MOVABLE,AND OUR POTENTIAL IS
  • 00:38:40.671 --> 00:38:41.906
  • AND OUR POTENTIAL ISUNLIMITED BECAUSE WE SERVE
  • 00:38:41.906 --> 00:38:43.374
  • UNLIMITED BECAUSE WE SERVEA LIMITLESS GOD.
  • 00:38:43.374 --> 00:38:44.642
  • A LIMITLESS GOD.THE CROSS BEFORE US, THE
  • 00:38:44.642 --> 00:38:45.776
  • THE CROSS BEFORE US, THEWORLD BEHIND US, THERE IS
  • 00:38:45.776 --> 00:38:47.144
  • WORLD BEHIND US, THERE ISNO LOOKING BACK, THERE'S
  • 00:38:47.144 --> 00:38:47.878
  • NO LOOKING BACK, THERE'SNO TURNING AWAY.
  • 00:38:47.878 --> 00:38:49.180
  • NO TURNING AWAY.WE WILL NOT GIVE IN.
  • 00:38:49.180 --> 00:38:50.247
  • WE WILL NOT GIVE IN.WE WILL NOT SETTLE.
  • 00:38:50.247 --> 00:38:51.248
  • WE WILL NOT SETTLE.WE WILL NOT COWER.
  • 00:38:51.248 --> 00:38:52.516
  • WE WILL NOT COWER.WE WILL PRESS TOWARDS THE
  • 00:38:52.516 --> 00:38:53.851
  • WE WILL PRESS TOWARDS THEMARK THAT IS ALREADY OURS,
  • 00:38:53.851 --> 00:38:54.785
  • MARK THAT IS ALREADY OURS,FOR I AM PERSUADED THAT
  • 00:38:54.785 --> 00:38:56.354
  • FOR I AM PERSUADED THATNEITHER DEATH, NOR LIFE,
  • 00:38:56.354 --> 00:38:57.288
  • NEITHER DEATH, NOR LIFE,NOR ANGELS, NOR
  • 00:38:57.288 --> 00:38:58.189
  • NOR ANGELS, NORPRINCIPALITIES, NOR POWERS
  • 00:38:58.189 --> 00:38:59.824
  • PRINCIPALITIES, NOR POWERSPRESENT OR THINGS TO COME,
  • 00:38:59.824 --> 00:39:01.726
  • PRESENT OR THINGS TO COME,NOR HEIGHT, NOR DEPTH, NOR
  • 00:39:01.726 --> 00:39:02.760
  • NOR HEIGHT, NOR DEPTH, NORANYTHING ELSE IN ALL OF
  • 00:39:02.760 --> 00:39:03.828
  • ANYTHING ELSE IN ALL OFCREATION WILL SEPARATE US
  • 00:39:03.828 --> 00:39:05.229
  • CREATION WILL SEPARATE USFROM THE LOVE OF OUR GOD,
  • 00:39:05.229 --> 00:39:06.864
  • FROM THE LOVE OF OUR GOD,AND IF CHRIST IS FOR US,
  • 00:39:06.864 --> 00:39:08.432
  • AND IF CHRIST IS FOR US,WHO IN THIS WORLD COULD BE
  • 00:39:08.432 --> 00:39:10.601
  • WHO IN THIS WORLD COULD BEAGAINST US?
  • 00:39:10.601 --> 00:39:11.268
  • AGAINST US?CHILD OF GOD, I WANT YOU
  • 00:39:11.268 --> 00:39:12.603
  • CHILD OF GOD, I WANT YOUTO LOVE YOUR LIFE.
  • 00:39:12.603 --> 00:39:15.039
  • TO LOVE YOUR LIFE.I WANT YOU TO LOVE YOUR
  • 00:39:15.039 --> 00:39:16.140
  • I WANT YOU TO LOVE YOURLIFE, AND IT'S GONNA BEGIN
  • 00:39:16.140 --> 00:39:18.642
  • LIFE, AND IT'S GONNA BEGINWITH A POWERFUL
  • 00:39:18.642 --> 00:39:19.477
  • WITH A POWERFULDECLARATION OF SINGING OUT
  • 00:39:19.477 --> 00:39:21.245
  • DECLARATION OF SINGING OUTWHO GOD IS.
  • 00:39:21.245 --> 00:39:21.879
  • WHO GOD IS.SPIRIT OF GOD, WE INVITE
  • 00:39:21.879 --> 00:39:23.080
  • SPIRIT OF GOD, WE INVITEYOU INTO THIS PLACE, AND
  • 00:39:23.080 --> 00:39:24.448
  • YOU INTO THIS PLACE, ANDWE SAY, "HAVE OUR WORSHIP
  • 00:39:24.448 --> 00:39:25.416
  • WE SAY, "HAVE OUR WORSHIPIN THIS HOUSE TODAY."
  • 00:39:25.416 --> 00:39:26.951
  • IN THIS HOUSE TODAY."WE WANNA TEAR THE ROOF OFF.
  • 00:39:26.951 --> 00:39:27.952
  • WE WANNA TEAR THE ROOF OFF.WE WANT YOU TO DO THE
  • 00:39:27.952 --> 00:39:29.820
  • WE WANT YOU TO DO THEMIRACULOUS.
  • 00:39:29.820 --> 00:39:30.554
  • MIRACULOUS.EVEN NOW, BEGIN TO MOVE.
  • 00:39:30.554 --> 00:39:31.922
  • EVEN NOW, BEGIN TO MOVE.WE LOVE YOU, WE PRAISE
  • 00:39:31.922 --> 00:39:33.290
  • WE LOVE YOU, WE PRAISEYOU, WE THANK YOU IN THE
  • 00:39:33.290 --> 00:39:34.358
  • YOU, WE THANK YOU IN THEMIGHTY, MIGHTY, MIGHTY
  • 00:39:34.358 --> 00:39:35.459
  • MIGHTY, MIGHTY, MIGHTYNAME OF JESUS.
  • 00:39:35.459 --> 00:39:36.293
  • NAME OF JESUS.CAN WE ALL SAY, "AMEN,"
  • 00:39:36.293 --> 00:39:37.228
  • CAN WE ALL SAY, "AMEN,"CHURCH?
  • 00:39:37.228 --> 00:39:38.162
  • CHURCH?[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]
  • 00:39:38.162 --> 00:39:39.764
  • [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]CAN WE ALL SAY, "AMEN"?
  • 00:39:39.764 --> 00:39:42.800
  • - VICTORIA: AND I BELIEVE
  • 00:39:46.337 --> 00:39:47.071
  • - VICTORIA: AND I BELIEVEWHEN WE'RE STRONG, WE'RE
  • 00:39:47.071 --> 00:39:48.105
  • WHEN WE'RE STRONG, WE'RETHE INFLUENCE THAT GOD
  • 00:39:48.105 --> 00:39:49.573
  • THE INFLUENCE THAT GODINTENDED US TO BE.
  • 00:39:49.573 --> 00:39:50.474
  • INTENDED US TO BE.YOU KNOW, WOMEN HAVE INFLUENCE
  • 00:39:50.474 --> 00:39:51.108
  • YOU KNOW, WOMEN HAVE INFLUENCEOVER THEIR FAMILY,
  • 00:39:51.108 --> 00:39:53.411
  • WOMEN SET THE TONE FOR
  • 00:39:54.712 --> 00:39:56.113
  • WOMEN SET THE TONE FORTHEIR LIFE.
  • 00:39:56.113 --> 00:39:56.947
  • THEIR LIFE.KNOWING THIS, IT'S WORTH
  • 00:39:56.947 --> 00:39:57.948
  • KNOWING THIS, IT'S WORTHINVESTING IN YOURSELF.
  • 00:39:57.948 --> 00:39:58.849
  • INVESTING IN YOURSELF.IT'S WORTH GETTING
  • 00:39:58.849 --> 00:39:59.717
  • IT'S WORTH GETTINGYOURSELF IN AN ATMOSPHERE
  • 00:39:59.717 --> 00:40:01.719
  • YOURSELF IN AN ATMOSPHERETHAT WILL FILL YOU UP AND
  • 00:40:01.719 --> 00:40:03.320
  • THAT WILL FILL YOU UP ANDCAUSE YOU TO BE EVERYTHING
  • 00:40:03.320 --> 00:40:05.156
  • - LISA: WE WOMEN, WE'RE
  • 00:40:06.891 --> 00:40:08.359
  • SO RELATIONAL.
  • 00:40:08.359 --> 00:40:08.893
  • WE'RE SO SOCIAL.
  • 00:40:08.893 --> 00:40:09.493
  • WE LIKE TO HAVE FUN.
  • 00:40:09.493 --> 00:40:10.361
  • WE LIKE TO PARTY, AND I
  • 00:40:10.361 --> 00:40:11.495
  • THINK THAT'S THE FUN OF
  • 00:40:11.495 --> 00:40:12.363
  • COMING TOGETHER IN A
  • 00:40:12.363 --> 00:40:15.299
  • JUST TO BE WITH ONE
  • 00:40:16.367 --> 00:40:17.568
  • JUST TO BE WITH ONEANOTHER, TO RELATE TO ONE
  • 00:40:17.568 --> 00:40:18.202
  • ANOTHER, TO RELATE TO ONEANOTHER AND JUST TO ENJOY
  • 00:40:18.202 --> 00:40:19.236
  • ANOTHER AND JUST TO ENJOYTHE WORD OF GOD, TO
  • 00:40:19.236 --> 00:40:21.071
  • - DODIE OSTEEN: IT'S GOOD
  • 00:40:22.673 --> 00:40:23.441
  • - DODIE OSTEEN: IT'S GOODTO BE TOGETHER BECAUSE
  • 00:40:23.441 --> 00:40:24.074
  • TO BE TOGETHER BECAUSEYOU'RE IN ONE ACCORD, AND
  • 00:40:24.074 --> 00:40:24.942
  • YOU'RE IN ONE ACCORD, ANDYOU'RE LOVIN' THE SAME
  • 00:40:24.942 --> 00:40:26.477
  • YOU'RE LOVIN' THE SAMEJESUS, AND YOU'RE LOVIN'
  • 00:40:26.477 --> 00:40:27.378
  • JESUS, AND YOU'RE LOVIN'EACH OTHER, AND IT'S JUST
  • 00:40:27.378 --> 00:40:28.512
  • WE DON'T GET IT OFTEN WHEN
  • 00:40:29.780 --> 00:40:30.414
  • WE DON'T GET IT OFTEN WHENWE'RE AT HOME TAKIN' CARE
  • 00:40:30.414 --> 00:40:31.816
  • - BIANCA: MAYBE YOU ARE
  • 00:40:35.186 --> 00:40:35.686
  • - BIANCA: MAYBE YOU AREIN A ROUGH PATCH.
  • 00:40:35.686 --> 00:40:36.854
  • IN A ROUGH PATCH.MAYBE YOU ARE IN A TOUGH
  • 00:40:36.854 --> 00:40:38.756
  • MAYBE YOU ARE IN A TOUGHSEASON.
  • 00:40:38.756 --> 00:40:39.356
  • SEASON.MAYBE THIS IS "THE DARK
  • 00:40:39.356 --> 00:40:40.691
  • MAYBE THIS IS "THE DARKNIGHT OF SOUL."
  • 00:40:40.691 --> 00:40:41.392
  • NIGHT OF SOUL."I WANNA SPEAK TO
  • 00:40:41.392 --> 00:40:42.760
  • AND I WOULD REMIND YOU
  • 00:40:44.328 --> 00:40:44.995
  • AND I WOULD REMIND YOUTHAT YOU ARE SEEN, YOU ARE
  • 00:40:44.995 --> 00:40:46.297
  • THAT YOU ARE SEEN, YOU AREKNOWN, AND YOU ARE LOVED.
  • 00:40:46.297 --> 00:40:47.698
  • KNOWN, AND YOU ARE LOVED.THE SLAVES CRIED OUT TO
  • 00:40:47.698 --> 00:40:52.203
  • THE SLAVES CRIED OUT TOGOD AS THEY WERE IN
  • 00:40:52.203 --> 00:40:53.237
  • GOD AS THEY WERE INSLAVERY IN EGYPT, AND
  • 00:40:53.237 --> 00:40:54.305
  • SLAVERY IN EGYPT, ANDEXODUS TELLS US THAT GOD
  • 00:40:54.305 --> 00:40:55.473
  • EXODUS TELLS US THAT GODHEARD, GOD SEEN, AND GOD
  • 00:40:55.473 --> 00:40:56.207
  • HEARD, GOD SEEN, AND GODMOVED ON THEIR BEHALF.
  • 00:40:56.207 --> 00:40:57.475
  • MOVED ON THEIR BEHALF.IN MOMENTS WHERE WE FEEL
  • 00:40:57.475 --> 00:40:59.043
  • IN MOMENTS WHERE WE FEELLIKE WE'RE AT THE END OF
  • 00:40:59.043 --> 00:41:00.110
  • LIKE WE'RE AT THE END OFOUR ROPE, THE MOMENTS WE
  • 00:41:00.110 --> 00:41:01.445
  • OUR ROPE, THE MOMENTS WEFEEL LIKE ALL HOPE IS
  • 00:41:01.445 --> 00:41:03.113
  • FEEL LIKE ALL HOPE ISLOST, I WANT US TO HOLD
  • 00:41:03.113 --> 00:41:05.015
  • LOST, I WANT US TO HOLDONTO THE TRUTH OF WHAT GOD
  • 00:41:05.015 --> 00:41:06.150
  • ONTO THE TRUTH OF WHAT GODHAS PROMISED US, THAT HE
  • 00:41:06.150 --> 00:41:07.418
  • HAS PROMISED US, THAT HEHAS NOT LEFT US, HE'S NOT
  • 00:41:07.418 --> 00:41:08.419
  • HAS NOT LEFT US, HE'S NOTFORGOTTEN US, WE ARE NOT
  • 00:41:08.419 --> 00:41:09.553
  • FORGOTTEN US, WE ARE NOTFORSAKEN.
  • 00:41:09.553 --> 00:41:11.689
  • FORSAKEN.TRUST IN THIS SEASON.
  • 00:41:11.689 --> 00:41:12.756
  • TRUST IN THIS SEASON.THIS SEASON MIGHT BE
  • 00:41:12.756 --> 00:41:13.557
  • THIS SEASON MIGHT BEPOCKMARKED WITH PAIN.
  • 00:41:13.557 --> 00:41:14.592
  • POCKMARKED WITH PAIN.TRUST THAT HE HAS NOT
  • 00:41:14.592 --> 00:41:15.960
  • TRUST THAT HE HAS NOTFORSAKEN YOU.
  • 00:41:15.960 --> 00:41:17.027
  • FORSAKEN YOU.SO IF YOUR SITUATION HAS
  • 00:41:17.027 --> 00:41:18.062
  • SO IF YOUR SITUATION HASNOT SEEN GOD'S HAND OF
  • 00:41:18.062 --> 00:41:19.296
  • NOT SEEN GOD'S HAND OFREDEMPTION TOUCH IT, THEN
  • 00:41:19.296 --> 00:41:21.532
  • REDEMPTION TOUCH IT, THENKEEP HOLDING ON.
  • 00:41:21.532 --> 00:41:22.266
  • KEEP HOLDING ON.IF YOU ARE NOT DEAD, THEN
  • 00:41:22.266 --> 00:41:24.068
  • IF YOU ARE NOT DEAD, THENOUR GOOD GOD IS NOT DONE.
  • 00:41:24.068 --> 00:41:25.035
  • OUR GOOD GOD IS NOT DONE.AND MAYBE YOU FEEL LIKE
  • 00:41:25.035 --> 00:41:25.903
  • AND MAYBE YOU FEEL LIKEYOU'RE IN A SEASON WHERE
  • 00:41:25.903 --> 00:41:27.004
  • YOU'RE IN A SEASON WHEREYOU'RE LIKE, "I DON'T KNOW
  • 00:41:27.004 --> 00:41:28.205
  • YOU'RE LIKE, "I DON'T KNOWHOW TO LOVE MY LIFE."
  • 00:41:28.205 --> 00:41:28.806
  • HOW TO LOVE MY LIFE."CAN I CHALLENGE YOU
  • 00:41:28.806 --> 00:41:29.607
  • CAN I CHALLENGE YOUTO LOVE GOD?
  • 00:41:29.607 --> 00:41:30.674
  • TO LOVE GOD?AND WHEN YOU LOVE GOD, HE
  • 00:41:30.674 --> 00:41:32.343
  • AND WHEN YOU LOVE GOD, HEWILL GIVE YOU A GLIMPSE OF
  • 00:41:32.343 --> 00:41:33.477
  • WILL GIVE YOU A GLIMPSE OFWHAT YOUR LIFE COULD BE
  • 00:41:33.477 --> 00:41:34.512
  • WHAT YOUR LIFE COULD BEWHEN YOU FULLY LOVE HIM
  • 00:41:34.512 --> 00:41:35.679
  • WHEN YOU FULLY LOVE HIMAND LOVE THE LIFE THAT
  • 00:41:35.679 --> 00:41:38.782
  • AND LOVE THE LIFE THATHE'S ENTRUSTED TO YOU.
  • 00:41:38.782 --> 00:41:40.985
  • HE'S ENTRUSTED TO YOU.[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]
  • 00:41:40.985 --> 00:41:41.785
  • [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]- VICTORIA: WE'RE JUST
  • 00:41:41.785 --> 00:41:43.387
  • - VICTORIA: WE'RE JUSTGONNA JUST SPEND THE NEXT,
  • 00:41:43.387 --> 00:41:43.988
  • GONNA JUST SPEND THE NEXT,MAYBE, 20 MINUTES OR SO,
  • 00:41:43.988 --> 00:41:44.722
  • MAYBE, 20 MINUTES OR SO,JUST TALKING ABOUT HOW WE
  • 00:41:44.722 --> 00:41:45.322
  • JUST TALKING ABOUT HOW WEHAVE STOOD IN STORMS OR
  • 00:41:45.322 --> 00:41:47.057
  • HAVE STOOD IN STORMS ORHOW WE'RE STILL STANDING
  • 00:41:47.057 --> 00:41:49.960
  • HOW WE'RE STILL STANDINGIN THE STORM.
  • 00:41:49.960 --> 00:41:50.928
  • IN THE STORM.I THINK ABOUT MY
  • 00:41:50.928 --> 00:41:52.796
  • I THINK ABOUT MYSISTER-IN-LAW, LISA, AND
  • 00:41:52.796 --> 00:41:53.964
  • SISTER-IN-LAW, LISA, ANDHOW-- I'M TELLING YOU,
  • 00:41:53.964 --> 00:41:54.665
  • HOW-- I'M TELLING YOU,SHE'S THE WOMAN WHO STANDS
  • 00:41:54.665 --> 00:41:56.934
  • SHE'S THE WOMAN WHO STANDSIS ALL I CAN SAY.
  • 00:41:56.934 --> 00:41:57.601
  • IS ALL I CAN SAY.I'VE KNOWN HER FOR 32
  • 00:41:57.601 --> 00:41:58.869
  • I'VE KNOWN HER FOR 32YEARS.
  • 00:41:58.869 --> 00:41:59.737
  • YEARS.SHE'S BEEN MY
  • 00:41:59.737 --> 00:42:01.138
  • SHE'S BEEN MYSISTER-IN-LAW.
  • 00:42:01.138 --> 00:42:02.840
  • SISTER-IN-LAW.AS LITTLE AS SHE IS--
  • 00:42:02.840 --> 00:42:03.440
  • AS LITTLE AS SHE IS--[LAUGHTER]
  • 00:42:03.440 --> 00:42:04.041
  • [LAUGHTER]-- WHAT'D I TELL YOU THE
  • 00:42:04.041 --> 00:42:04.542
  • -- WHAT'D I TELL YOU THEOTHER DAY?
  • 00:42:04.542 --> 00:42:05.376
  • OTHER DAY?I SAID, "YOU'RE ONE OF THE
  • 00:42:05.376 --> 00:42:08.812
  • I SAID, "YOU'RE ONE OF THESTRONGEST PEOPLE I KNOW,
  • 00:42:08.812 --> 00:42:09.413
  • STRONGEST PEOPLE I KNOW,ONE OF THE STRONG PEOPLE
  • 00:42:09.413 --> 00:42:09.813
  • ONE OF THE STRONG PEOPLEI KNOW."
  • 00:42:09.813 --> 00:42:10.314
  • I KNOW."- LISA: THANK YOU
  • 00:42:10.314 --> 00:42:10.814
  • - LISA: THANK YOUSO MUCH, VICTORIA.
  • 00:42:10.814 --> 00:42:11.282
  • SO MUCH, VICTORIA.I APPRECIATE YA.
  • 00:42:11.282 --> 00:42:11.649
  • I APPRECIATE YA.I LOVE YA.
  • 00:42:11.649 --> 00:42:12.416
  • I LOVE YA.SHE'S MY SISTER-IN-LOVE,
  • 00:42:12.416 --> 00:42:14.885
  • SHE'S MY SISTER-IN-LOVE,JUST LIKE JENNIFER IS TOO,
  • 00:42:14.885 --> 00:42:16.420
  • JUST LIKE JENNIFER IS TOO,AND I JUST-- MAN, THIS IS
  • 00:42:16.420 --> 00:42:17.221
  • AND I JUST-- MAN, THIS ISSUCH POWERFUL WORDS FROM
  • 00:42:17.221 --> 00:42:18.889
  • BUT, YOU KNOW, I WANTED TO
  • 00:42:20.858 --> 00:42:21.492
  • BUT, YOU KNOW, I WANTED TOSPEAK INTO THE CALL OF GOD
  • 00:42:21.492 --> 00:42:22.426
  • SPEAK INTO THE CALL OF GODUPON YOUR LIFE BECAUSE GOD
  • 00:42:22.426 --> 00:42:23.661
  • UPON YOUR LIFE BECAUSE GODPUT PURPOSE AND GREATNESS
  • 00:42:23.661 --> 00:42:26.397
  • PUT PURPOSE AND GREATNESSINSIDE OF YOU, AND, YOU
  • 00:42:26.397 --> 00:42:27.197
  • INSIDE OF YOU, AND, YOUKNOW, I THINK BACK ON MY
  • 00:42:27.197 --> 00:42:28.399
  • KNOW, I THINK BACK ON MYLIFE AND HOW, YOU KNOW,
  • 00:42:28.399 --> 00:42:30.301
  • LIFE AND HOW, YOU KNOW,WHEN I KNEW GOD HAD A CALL
  • 00:42:30.301 --> 00:42:32.303
  • THERE WAS ALWAYS THIS
  • 00:42:33.537 --> 00:42:35.072
  • THERE WAS ALWAYS THISVOICE OF INADEQUACY:
  • 00:42:35.072 --> 00:42:37.775
  • VOICE OF INADEQUACY:"YOU'RE NOT QUALIFIED,"
  • 00:42:37.775 --> 00:42:39.777
  • "YOU'RE NOT QUALIFIED,"THIS FEAR, AND I JUST WANT
  • 00:42:39.777 --> 00:42:40.444
  • THIS FEAR, AND I JUST WANTYOU TO KNOW THAT, WHEN GOD
  • 00:42:40.444 --> 00:42:41.879
  • YOU TO KNOW THAT, WHEN GODCALLS YOU TO DO SOMETHING,
  • 00:42:41.879 --> 00:42:43.881
  • CALLS YOU TO DO SOMETHING,HE'S GONNA HELP YOU DO IT,
  • 00:42:43.881 --> 00:42:46.150
  • HE'S GONNA HELP YOU DO IT,BUT YOU WILL FIGHT THIS
  • 00:42:46.150 --> 00:42:47.418
  • BUT YOU WILL FIGHT THISFEAR, THESE FEELINGS, AND
  • 00:42:47.418 --> 00:42:48.919
  • FEAR, THESE FEELINGS, ANDI LEARNED A LONG TIME AGO
  • 00:42:48.919 --> 00:42:50.354
  • I LEARNED A LONG TIME AGOTHAT YOU JUST HAVE TO DO
  • 00:42:50.354 --> 00:42:51.088
  • THAT YOU JUST HAVE TO DOIT ANYWAY, NO MATTER HOW
  • 00:42:51.088 --> 00:42:52.523
  • IT ANYWAY, NO MATTER HOWYOU FEEL AND--
  • 00:42:52.523 --> 00:42:53.057
  • YOU FEEL AND--- AUDIENCE: WOO.
  • 00:42:53.057 --> 00:42:54.491
  • - AUDIENCE: WOO.- LISA: AMEN.
  • 00:42:54.491 --> 00:42:57.394
  • - LISA: AMEN.[APPLAUSE]
  • 00:42:57.394 --> 00:42:58.028
  • [APPLAUSE]BECAUSE THE FEELINGS, THE
  • 00:42:58.028 --> 00:42:58.662
  • BECAUSE THE FEELINGS, THEFEAR WILL ALWAYS BE THERE,
  • 00:42:58.662 --> 00:42:59.730
  • FEAR WILL ALWAYS BE THERE,BUT I REMEMBER, YOU KNOW,
  • 00:42:59.730 --> 00:43:01.765
  • BUT I REMEMBER, YOU KNOW,WHEN I FIRST, EVEN AS A
  • 00:43:01.765 --> 00:43:03.367
  • WHEN I FIRST, EVEN AS ATEENAGER, STARTED TO PRAY
  • 00:43:03.367 --> 00:43:04.335
  • TEENAGER, STARTED TO PRAYWITH PEOPLE.
  • 00:43:04.335 --> 00:43:05.069
  • WITH PEOPLE.YOU KNOW, I WAS AFRAID I
  • 00:43:05.069 --> 00:43:05.936
  • YOU KNOW, I WAS AFRAID IWAS GONNA SAY THE WRONG
  • 00:43:05.936 --> 00:43:06.904
  • WAS GONNA SAY THE WRONGTHING, AND THEN, WHEN I
  • 00:43:06.904 --> 00:43:07.871
  • THING, AND THEN, WHEN IFIRST STARTED SPEAKING,
  • 00:43:07.871 --> 00:43:08.973
  • FIRST STARTED SPEAKING,YOU KNOW, I WAS SO
  • 00:43:08.973 --> 00:43:11.141
  • YOU KNOW, I WAS SONERVOUS, AND I JUST
  • 00:43:11.141 --> 00:43:11.742
  • NERVOUS, AND I JUSTTHOUGHT, "I'M NOT
  • 00:43:11.742 --> 00:43:12.443
  • THOUGHT, "I'M NOTQUALIFIED."
  • 00:43:12.443 --> 00:43:13.410
  • QUALIFIED."BUT, YOU KNOW, I LEARNED
  • 00:43:13.410 --> 00:43:15.279
  • BUT, YOU KNOW, I LEARNEDTHIS, THAT NO MATTER HOW
  • 00:43:15.279 --> 00:43:17.247
  • THIS, THAT NO MATTER HOWWE FEEL, GOD WILL ANOINT
  • 00:43:17.247 --> 00:43:18.849
  • WE FEEL, GOD WILL ANOINTUS TO DO WHAT HE'S CALLED
  • 00:43:18.849 --> 00:43:19.483
  • US TO DO WHAT HE'S CALLEDUS TO DO, AND HE DOESN'T
  • 00:43:19.483 --> 00:43:21.685
  • HE EQUIPS THE CALLED,
  • 00:43:23.220 --> 00:43:24.221
  • HE EQUIPS THE CALLED,AMEN?
  • 00:43:24.221 --> 00:43:25.756
  • AMEN?[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]
  • 00:43:25.756 --> 00:43:26.323
  • [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]IF HE CALLS YOU, HE'S
  • 00:43:26.323 --> 00:43:27.257
  • IF HE CALLS YOU, HE'SGOING TO EQUIP YOU, AND
  • 00:43:27.257 --> 00:43:28.492
  • GOING TO EQUIP YOU, ANDHE'S GOING TO ANOINT YOU
  • 00:43:28.492 --> 00:43:30.194
  • HE'S GOING TO ANOINT YOUTO DO IT, AND GOD SAID TO
  • 00:43:30.194 --> 00:43:32.329
  • TO DO IT, AND GOD SAID TOJOSHUA AS SOON AS HE WAS
  • 00:43:32.329 --> 00:43:34.098
  • JOSHUA AS SOON AS HE WASTO TAKE OVER FROM MOSES,
  • 00:43:34.098 --> 00:43:35.766
  • TO TAKE OVER FROM MOSES,AFTER MOSES DIED-- YOU
  • 00:43:35.766 --> 00:43:36.800
  • AFTER MOSES DIED-- YOUKNOW, THINK ABOUT THE FEAR
  • 00:43:36.800 --> 00:43:38.002
  • KNOW, THINK ABOUT THE FEARTHAT JOSHUA WAS FEELING,
  • 00:43:38.002 --> 00:43:39.470
  • THAT JOSHUA WAS FEELING,HOW HE HAD TO STEP INTO
  • 00:43:39.470 --> 00:43:41.071
  • HOW HE HAD TO STEP INTOMOSES' FEET, AND THREE
  • 00:43:41.071 --> 00:43:42.006
  • MOSES' FEET, AND THREETIMES GOD SAID TO HIM,
  • 00:43:42.006 --> 00:43:43.674
  • TIMES GOD SAID TO HIM,"DON'T BE AFRAID.
  • 00:43:43.674 --> 00:43:45.109
  • "DON'T BE AFRAID.BE STRONG AND COURAGEOUS."
  • 00:43:45.109 --> 00:43:47.077
  • BE STRONG AND COURAGEOUS."HE ENDED UP SAYING, "I'M
  • 00:43:47.077 --> 00:43:49.346
  • HE ENDED UP SAYING, "I'MCOMMANDING YOU, JOSHUA,
  • 00:43:49.346 --> 00:43:50.547
  • COMMANDING YOU, JOSHUA,DON'T BE AFRAID, BUT BE
  • 00:43:50.547 --> 00:43:52.016
  • DON'T BE AFRAID, BUT BESTRONG AND COURAGEOUS."
  • 00:43:52.016 --> 00:43:53.484
  • STRONG AND COURAGEOUS."AND I KNOW THAT GOD HAS
  • 00:43:53.484 --> 00:43:54.885
  • AND I KNOW THAT GOD HASBEEN SPEAKING TO YOU TO DO
  • 00:43:54.885 --> 00:43:55.753
  • BEEN SPEAKING TO YOU TO DOCERTAIN THINGS.
  • 00:43:55.753 --> 00:43:56.553
  • CERTAIN THINGS.MAYBE IT'S JUST AN ACT OF
  • 00:43:56.553 --> 00:43:57.788
  • MAYBE IT'S JUST AN ACT OFOBEDIENCE.
  • 00:43:57.788 --> 00:43:59.957
  • OBEDIENCE.MAYBE HE IS CALLING YOU TO
  • 00:43:59.957 --> 00:44:01.992
  • MAYBE HE IS CALLING YOU TOTAKE THIS GREAT STEP OF
  • 00:44:01.992 --> 00:44:03.227
  • TAKE THIS GREAT STEP OFFAITH, AND I WANNA SAY TO
  • 00:44:03.227 --> 00:44:04.328
  • FAITH, AND I WANNA SAY TOYOU THAT GOD IS SAYING,
  • 00:44:04.328 --> 00:44:05.763
  • YOU THAT GOD IS SAYING,"DON'T BE AFRAID.
  • 00:44:05.763 --> 00:44:07.798
  • "DON'T BE AFRAID.BE STRONG AND COURAGEOUS.
  • 00:44:07.798 --> 00:44:09.633
  • BE STRONG AND COURAGEOUS.DON'T LISTEN TO THE LIES
  • 00:44:09.633 --> 00:44:10.467
  • DON'T LISTEN TO THE LIESOF THE ENEMY BECAUSE EVEN
  • 00:44:10.467 --> 00:44:12.069
  • OF THE ENEMY BECAUSE EVENTHOUGH YOU MAY BE
  • 00:44:12.069 --> 00:44:13.737
  • THOUGH YOU MAY BEUNQUALIFIED, GOD WILL
  • 00:44:13.737 --> 00:44:15.305
  • UNQUALIFIED, GOD WILLQUALIFY YOU, AND HE WILL
  • 00:44:15.305 --> 00:44:17.074
  • QUALIFY YOU, AND HE WILLBE WITH YOU, AND HE WILL
  • 00:44:17.074 --> 00:44:18.108
  • BE WITH YOU, AND HE WILLHELP YOU EVERY STEP OF THE
  • 00:44:18.108 --> 00:44:19.777
  • HELP YOU EVERY STEP OF THEWAY.
  • 00:44:19.777 --> 00:44:20.511
  • WAY.I WAS JUST THINKIN' ABOUT
  • 00:44:20.511 --> 00:44:22.246
  • I WAS JUST THINKIN' ABOUTSOMETHING FUNNY, VICTORIA,
  • 00:44:22.246 --> 00:44:23.814
  • SOMETHING FUNNY, VICTORIA,BECAUSE, WHEN I WAS IN
  • 00:44:23.814 --> 00:44:25.049
  • BECAUSE, WHEN I WAS INCOLLEGE, YOU KNOW, I WAS
  • 00:44:25.049 --> 00:44:26.350
  • COLLEGE, YOU KNOW, I WASALWAYS-- GREW UP.
  • 00:44:26.350 --> 00:44:27.551
  • ALWAYS-- GREW UP.IT'S HARD TO BELIEVE IT,
  • 00:44:27.551 --> 00:44:28.485
  • IT'S HARD TO BELIEVE IT,BUT I GREW UP SORT OF SHY
  • 00:44:28.485 --> 00:44:29.119
  • BUT I GREW UP SORT OF SHYAND QUIET, AND WHEN I WAS
  • 00:44:29.119 --> 00:44:29.820
  • AND QUIET, AND WHEN I WASIN COLLEGE MY FIRST YEAR,
  • 00:44:29.820 --> 00:44:30.654
  • IN COLLEGE MY FIRST YEAR,I REALLY WANTED TO DO
  • 00:44:30.654 --> 00:44:32.456
  • I REALLY WANTED TO DOSOMETHIN' FOR GOD.
  • 00:44:32.456 --> 00:44:33.457
  • SOMETHIN' FOR GOD.I WAS OUT ON MY OWN, AND
  • 00:44:33.457 --> 00:44:35.259
  • I WAS OUT ON MY OWN, ANDSO I APPLIED AT THE END OF
  • 00:44:35.259 --> 00:44:36.527
  • SO I APPLIED AT THE END OFTHE YEAR TO BE A CHAPLAIN
  • 00:44:36.527 --> 00:44:40.264
  • THE YEAR TO BE A CHAPLAININ A DORM OVER 30 GIRLS,
  • 00:44:40.264 --> 00:44:41.532
  • IN A DORM OVER 30 GIRLS,AND MY BROTHER PAUL WAS A
  • 00:44:41.532 --> 00:44:42.933
  • AND MY BROTHER PAUL WAS ACHAPLAIN DIRECTOR, AND,
  • 00:44:42.933 --> 00:44:44.735
  • CHAPLAIN DIRECTOR, AND,YOU KNOW, AND I JUST HAD A
  • 00:44:44.735 --> 00:44:46.370
  • YOU KNOW, AND I JUST HAD ADESIRE TO DO SOMETHIN',
  • 00:44:46.370 --> 00:44:47.337
  • DESIRE TO DO SOMETHIN',AND I THOUGHT, "YOU KNOW,
  • 00:44:47.337 --> 00:44:48.706
  • AND I THOUGHT, "YOU KNOW,I'M PROBABLY GONNA GET IT.
  • 00:44:48.706 --> 00:44:49.807
  • I'M PROBABLY GONNA GET IT.I MEAN, AFTER ALL, PAUL'S
  • 00:44:49.807 --> 00:44:50.441
  • I MEAN, AFTER ALL, PAUL'SIN THERE.
  • 00:44:50.441 --> 00:44:51.709
  • IN THERE.I'M AN OSTEEN, YOU KNOW,
  • 00:44:51.709 --> 00:44:53.510
  • I'M AN OSTEEN, YOU KNOW,LOVES MY DAD, YOU KNOW,
  • 00:44:53.510 --> 00:44:55.045
  • LOVES MY DAD, YOU KNOW,AND-- BUT WOULD YOU
  • 00:44:55.045 --> 00:44:55.713
  • AND-- BUT WOULD YOUBELIEVE, AFTER I
  • 00:44:55.713 --> 00:44:56.647
  • BELIEVE, AFTER IINTERVIEWED AND ALL THAT,
  • 00:44:56.647 --> 00:44:59.283
  • INTERVIEWED AND ALL THAT,THEY SAID THAT THEY DIDN'T
  • 00:44:59.283 --> 00:45:00.317
  • THEY SAID THAT THEY DIDN'TTHINK I WAS QUALIFIED--
  • 00:45:00.317 --> 00:45:01.618
  • THINK I WAS QUALIFIED--[LAUGHTER]
  • 00:45:01.618 --> 00:45:02.619
  • [LAUGHTER]-- AND THEY REJECTED ME,
  • 00:45:02.619 --> 00:45:05.823
  • -- AND THEY REJECTED ME,YOU KNOW?
  • 00:45:05.823 --> 00:45:06.390
  • YOU KNOW?AND SO I JUST THOUGHT,
  • 00:45:06.390 --> 00:45:06.924
  • AND SO I JUST THOUGHT,"WELL, THAT'S OKAY."
  • 00:45:06.924 --> 00:45:07.591
  • "WELL, THAT'S OKAY."THEY SAID THIS, THEY SAID,
  • 00:45:07.591 --> 00:45:08.959
  • THEY SAID THIS, THEY SAID,"WE FEEL LIKE YOU'RE A LITTLE
  • 00:45:08.959 --> 00:45:11.361
  • "WE FEEL LIKE YOU'RE A LITTLETOO SHY AND QUIET RIGHT
  • 00:45:11.361 --> 00:45:12.663
  • TOO SHY AND QUIET RIGHTNOW," AND THE TRUTH IS I
  • 00:45:12.663 --> 00:45:13.997
  • NOW," AND THE TRUTH IS IWAS SHY AND QUIET, BUT
  • 00:45:13.997 --> 00:45:15.399
  • WAS SHY AND QUIET, BUTSOMETHIN' IN ME WAS
  • 00:45:15.399 --> 00:45:18.068
  • SOMETHIN' IN ME WASSAYING, "GOD WAS SAYING,
  • 00:45:18.068 --> 00:45:20.003
  • SAYING, "GOD WAS SAYING,'I WANT TO USE YOU.
  • 00:45:20.003 --> 00:45:20.537
  • 'I WANT TO USE YOU.I WANNA DO SOMETHIN'
  • 00:45:20.537 --> 00:45:21.972
  • I WANNA DO SOMETHIN'THROUGH YOU.
  • 00:45:21.972 --> 00:45:22.606
  • THROUGH YOU.AND SO I TOOK THAT STEP OF
  • 00:45:22.606 --> 00:45:23.607
  • AND SO I TOOK THAT STEP OFFAITH, AND I APPLIED, BUT
  • 00:45:23.607 --> 00:45:24.975
  • FAITH, AND I APPLIED, BUTI GOT REJECTED, BUT LET ME
  • 00:45:24.975 --> 00:45:26.977
  • I GOT REJECTED, BUT LET METELL YOU SOMETHIN',
  • 00:45:26.977 --> 00:45:28.045
  • TELL YOU SOMETHIN',PEOPLE, WOMEN, WHEN PEOPLE
  • 00:45:28.045 --> 00:45:29.813
  • PEOPLE, WOMEN, WHEN PEOPLECLOSE THE DOOR, GOD'LL
  • 00:45:29.813 --> 00:45:30.914
  • CLOSE THE DOOR, GOD'LLOPEN ANOTHER DOOR.
  • 00:45:30.914 --> 00:45:32.716
  • OPEN ANOTHER DOOR.[APPLAUSE]
  • 00:45:32.716 --> 00:45:33.550
  • [APPLAUSE]AND SO I JUST TOOK IT, YOU
  • 00:45:33.550 --> 00:45:34.118
  • AND SO I JUST TOOK IT, YOUKNOW.
  • 00:45:34.118 --> 00:45:34.952
  • KNOW.I WENT THROUGH THE SUMMER,
  • 00:45:34.952 --> 00:45:36.120
  • I WENT THROUGH THE SUMMER,AND RIGHT BEFORE SCHOOL
  • 00:45:36.120 --> 00:45:38.589
  • AND RIGHT BEFORE SCHOOLSTARTED, I GOT A CALL FROM
  • 00:45:38.589 --> 00:45:40.257
  • STARTED, I GOT A CALL FROMTHE CHAPLAIN'S OFFICE, AND
  • 00:45:40.257 --> 00:45:40.858
  • THE CHAPLAIN'S OFFICE, ANDTHEY SAID, "HEY, ONE OF
  • 00:45:40.858 --> 00:45:42.192
  • THEY SAID, "HEY, ONE OFTHE CHAPLAINS CAN'T COME
  • 00:45:42.192 --> 00:45:43.227
  • THE CHAPLAINS CAN'T COMEBACK TO SCHOOL, AND WE
  • 00:45:43.227 --> 00:45:45.529
  • BACK TO SCHOOL, AND WEWANT YOU AFTER ALL."
  • 00:45:45.529 --> 00:45:46.764
  • WANT YOU AFTER ALL."[LAUGHTER]
  • 00:45:46.764 --> 00:45:48.398
  • [LAUGHTER]AND SO I THOUGHT, "WELL, I
  • 00:45:48.398 --> 00:45:50.067
  • AND SO I THOUGHT, "WELL, IWASN'T THEIR FIRST CHOICE,
  • 00:45:50.067 --> 00:45:52.669
  • WASN'T THEIR FIRST CHOICE,BUT I WAS GOD'S CHOICE."
  • 00:45:52.669 --> 00:45:54.138
  • BUT I WAS GOD'S CHOICE."[APPLAUSE]
  • 00:45:54.138 --> 00:45:56.540
  • [APPLAUSE]AND THE TRUTH IS I WAS NOT
  • 00:45:56.540 --> 00:45:57.775
  • AND THE TRUTH IS I WAS NOTQUALIFIED, BUT GOD DIDN'T
  • 00:45:57.775 --> 00:46:00.344
  • QUALIFIED, BUT GOD DIDN'TCARE, AND HE WANTED ME.
  • 00:46:00.344 --> 00:46:02.212
  • CARE, AND HE WANTED ME.GOD CHOSE ME EVEN THOUGH I
  • 00:46:02.212 --> 00:46:04.481
  • GOD CHOSE ME EVEN THOUGH IWASN'T QUALIFIED.
  • 00:46:04.481 --> 00:46:05.315
  • WASN'T QUALIFIED.GOD CHOSE ME EVEN THOUGH I
  • 00:46:05.315 --> 00:46:06.483
  • GOD CHOSE ME EVEN THOUGH IWASN'T READY.
  • 00:46:06.483 --> 00:46:08.051
  • WASN'T READY.AND SO I DIDN'T EVEN FEEL
  • 00:46:08.051 --> 00:46:09.186
  • AND SO I DIDN'T EVEN FEELREADY TO BE THE CHAPLAIN,
  • 00:46:09.186 --> 00:46:10.821
  • READY TO BE THE CHAPLAIN,BUT I STEPPED OUT, AND I'M
  • 00:46:10.821 --> 00:46:11.421
  • BUT I STEPPED OUT, AND I'MGONNA TELL YOU SOMETHIN'
  • 00:46:11.421 --> 00:46:12.422
  • GONNA TELL YOU SOMETHIN'WOMEN, YOU GOTTA STEP OUT
  • 00:46:12.422 --> 00:46:14.258
  • WOMEN, YOU GOTTA STEP OUTAND DO SOMETHING.
  • 00:46:14.258 --> 00:46:16.093
  • AND DO SOMETHING.IF YOU WAIT UNTIL FEAR AND
  • 00:46:16.093 --> 00:46:17.494
  • IF YOU WAIT UNTIL FEAR ANDNERVOUSNESS IS GONE, YOU
  • 00:46:17.494 --> 00:46:18.695
  • NERVOUSNESS IS GONE, YOUWILL WAIT FOREVER, BUT IF
  • 00:46:18.695 --> 00:46:21.031
  • WILL WAIT FOREVER, BUT IFYOU'LL JUST BE WILLING TO
  • 00:46:21.031 --> 00:46:22.699
  • YOU'LL JUST BE WILLING TOTAKE A STEP OF FAITH AND
  • 00:46:22.699 --> 00:46:23.333
  • TAKE A STEP OF FAITH ANDSAY, "GOD, EVEN IF I GET
  • 00:46:23.333 --> 00:46:24.902
  • SAY, "GOD, EVEN IF I GETREJECTED, I'M GONNA DO IT,
  • 00:46:24.902 --> 00:46:27.037
  • REJECTED, I'M GONNA DO IT,WHATEVER YOU CALL ME TO
  • 00:46:27.037 --> 00:46:28.071
  • WHATEVER YOU CALL ME TODO," AND WHEN YOU BEGIN TO
  • 00:46:28.071 --> 00:46:29.840
  • DO," AND WHEN YOU BEGIN TOSTEP OUT IN FAITH AND JUST
  • 00:46:29.840 --> 00:46:32.509
  • STEP OUT IN FAITH AND JUSTSTEP OUT AND BE STRONG AND
  • 00:46:32.509 --> 00:46:34.044
  • STEP OUT AND BE STRONG ANDCOURAGEOUS, GOD IS GONNA
  • 00:46:34.044 --> 00:46:35.312
  • COURAGEOUS, GOD IS GONNADO GREAT THINGS THROUGH
  • 00:46:35.312 --> 00:46:36.413
  • DO GREAT THINGS THROUGHYOU, AMEN?
  • 00:46:36.413 --> 00:46:38.916
  • YOU, AMEN?AMEN.
  • 00:46:38.916 --> 00:46:39.550
  • AMEN.- VICTORIA: YES, YES, WE
  • 00:46:39.550 --> 00:46:42.219
  • - VICTORIA: YES, YES, WERECEIVE THAT.
  • 00:46:42.219 --> 00:46:42.886
  • - VICTORIA: NO MATTER
  • 00:46:43.954 --> 00:46:44.655
  • - VICTORIA: NO MATTERWHAT YOU'RE GOING THROUGH
  • 00:46:44.655 --> 00:46:45.322
  • WHAT YOU'RE GOING THROUGHTODAY,
  • 00:46:45.322 --> 00:46:46.056
  • TODAY,GOD WANTS YOU TO LOVE YOUR
  • 00:46:46.056 --> 00:46:46.523
  • GOD WANTS YOU TO LOVE YOURLIFE.
  • 00:46:46.523 --> 00:46:48.025
  • LIFE.HE GAVE YOU LIFE.
  • 00:46:48.025 --> 00:46:48.792
  • HE GAVE YOU LIFE.THE SCRIPTURE SAYS THAT
  • 00:46:48.792 --> 00:46:50.460
  • THE SCRIPTURE SAYS THATJESUS CAME TO GIVE YOU
  • 00:46:50.460 --> 00:46:51.195
  • JESUS CAME TO GIVE YOULIFE AND LIFE MORE
  • 00:46:51.195 --> 00:46:52.830
  • NOT EVERYTHING GOES OUR
  • 00:46:54.064 --> 00:46:54.698
  • NOT EVERYTHING GOES OURWAY: WE FACE CHALLENGES,
  • 00:46:54.698 --> 00:46:55.899
  • WAY: WE FACE CHALLENGES,WE FACE DIFFICULTIES, BUT
  • 00:46:55.899 --> 00:46:56.667
  • WE FACE DIFFICULTIES, BUTGOD DOESN'T WANT YOU TO
  • 00:46:56.667 --> 00:46:59.369
  • GOD DOESN'T WANT YOU TOSTOP LIVING.
  • 00:46:59.369 --> 00:46:59.937
  • STOP LIVING.HE DOESN'T WANT YOU TO
  • 00:46:59.937 --> 00:47:00.938
  • HE DOESN'T WANT YOU TOSTOP PUSHING.
  • 00:47:00.938 --> 00:47:01.538
  • STOP PUSHING.HE DOESN'T WANT YOU TO
  • 00:47:01.538 --> 00:47:02.239
  • HE DOESN'T WANT YOU TOSTOP PRESSING BECAUSE, IN
  • 00:47:02.239 --> 00:47:03.173
  • STOP PRESSING BECAUSE, INTHOSE DIFFICULTIES, YOU
  • 00:47:03.173 --> 00:47:04.208
  • THOSE DIFFICULTIES, YOUWILL FIND GOD, AND YOU'LL
  • 00:47:04.208 --> 00:47:05.175
  • WILL FIND GOD, AND YOU'LLCOME OUT ON THE OTHER SIDE
  • 00:47:05.175 --> 00:47:07.311
  • COME OUT ON THE OTHER SIDEOF THAT DIFFICULTY,
  • 00:47:07.311 --> 00:47:08.445
  • OF THAT DIFFICULTY,STRONGER THAN YOU EVER
  • 00:47:08.445 --> 00:47:10.380
  • STRONGER THAN YOU EVERTHOUGHT POSSIBLE.
  • 00:47:10.380 --> 00:47:11.949
  • THOUGHT POSSIBLE.- LISA: I WANNA SAY TO BE
  • 00:47:11.949 --> 00:47:12.850
  • - LISA: I WANNA SAY TO BEENCOURAGED, TO ALL THE
  • 00:47:12.850 --> 00:47:13.417
  • ENCOURAGED, TO ALL THEWOMEN, BECAUSE, EVEN
  • 00:47:13.417 --> 00:47:15.485
  • WOMEN, BECAUSE, EVENTHOUGH IT MAY BE A
  • 00:47:15.485 --> 00:47:16.453
  • THOUGH IT MAY BE ADIFFICULT SEASON RIGHT
  • 00:47:16.453 --> 00:47:17.654
  • DIFFICULT SEASON RIGHTNOW, GOD IS BIRTHING
  • 00:47:17.654 --> 00:47:19.656
  • NOW, GOD IS BIRTHINGTHINGS IN YOU THAT ARE
  • 00:47:19.656 --> 00:47:21.725
  • THINGS IN YOU THAT AREGOING TO JUST SURPRISE AND
  • 00:47:21.725 --> 00:47:23.160
  • GOING TO JUST SURPRISE ANDSHOCK YOU IN SUCH A GREAT
  • 00:47:23.160 --> 00:47:24.394
  • SHOCK YOU IN SUCH A GREATWAY, AND HE WILL BRING YOU
  • 00:47:24.394 --> 00:47:25.329
  • WAY, AND HE WILL BRING YOUTHROUGH IT.
  • 00:47:25.329 --> 00:47:26.096
  • THROUGH IT.HE PROMISED.
  • 00:47:26.096 --> 00:47:26.697
  • HE PROMISED.HE SAID THAT HE WILL, HE
  • 00:47:26.697 --> 00:47:28.498
  • HE SAID THAT HE WILL, HEWILL PROVIDE A WAY OF
  • 00:47:28.498 --> 00:47:29.433
  • WILL PROVIDE A WAY OFESCAPE THROUGH WHATEVER
  • 00:47:29.433 --> 00:47:30.534
  • ESCAPE THROUGH WHATEVERYOU'RE GOING THROUGH.
  • 00:47:30.534 --> 00:47:31.535
  • YOU'RE GOING THROUGH.HE'S YOUR DELIVER, HE'S
  • 00:47:31.535 --> 00:47:33.303
  • HE'S YOUR DELIVER, HE'SYOUR REFUGE, HE'S YOUR ROCK,
  • 00:47:33.303 --> 00:47:34.805
  • YOUR REFUGE, HE'S YOUR ROCK,AND JUST REMIND YOURSELF
  • 00:47:34.805 --> 00:47:35.339
  • AND JUST REMIND YOURSELFOF THOSE WONDERFUL
  • 00:47:35.339 --> 00:47:36.773
  • OF THOSE WONDERFULCHARACTERISTICS OF GOD
  • 00:47:36.773 --> 00:47:39.476
  • - DODIE: BUT I JUST WANNA
  • 00:47:40.878 --> 00:47:41.979
  • - DODIE: BUT I JUST WANNAENCOURAGE YOU TO JUST
  • 00:47:41.979 --> 00:47:43.013
  • ENCOURAGE YOU TO JUSTENJOY WHEN YOU'RE LIVING
  • 00:47:43.013 --> 00:47:43.647
  • ENJOY WHEN YOU'RE LIVINGTHE SEASON THAT YOU'RE
  • 00:47:43.647 --> 00:47:44.681
  • THE SEASON THAT YOU'RELIVING IN, AND JUST DO
  • 00:47:44.681 --> 00:47:46.350
  • LIVING IN, AND JUST DOWHAT GOD SPEAKS IN YOUR
  • 00:47:46.350 --> 00:47:48.385
  • IF GOD TELLS YOU TO DO
  • 00:47:49.820 --> 00:47:50.420
  • IF GOD TELLS YOU TO DOSOMETHING, PEOPLE CAN'T
  • 00:47:50.420 --> 00:47:51.722
  • SOMETHING, PEOPLE CAN'TCHANGE WHAT GOD TOLD YOU
  • 00:47:51.722 --> 00:47:52.723
  • CHANGE WHAT GOD TOLD YOUTO DO, BUT I WANT HIM TO
  • 00:47:52.723 --> 00:47:53.390
  • TO DO, BUT I WANT HIM TOSAY ABOUT US ALL, WOMEN,
  • 00:47:53.390 --> 00:47:55.192
  • SAY ABOUT US ALL, WOMEN,MEN, EVERYBODY THAT'S
  • 00:47:55.192 --> 00:47:56.860
  • MEN, EVERYBODY THAT'SSERVIN' GOD, "VERY WELL
  • 00:47:56.860 --> 00:47:57.861
  • SERVIN' GOD, "VERY WELLDONE, MY GOOD AND FAITHFUL
  • 00:47:57.861 --> 00:47:59.696
  • DONE, MY GOOD AND FAITHFULSERVANT."
  • 00:47:59.696 --> 00:48:00.530
  • SERVANT."[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]
  • 00:48:00.530 --> 00:48:02.099
  • [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]- VICTORIA: YES, I LIKE
  • 00:48:02.099 --> 00:48:03.433
  • - VICTORIA: YES, I LIKETHAT.
  • 00:48:03.433 --> 00:48:04.601
  • THAT.YOU GOTTA FIGHT THE GOOD
  • 00:48:04.601 --> 00:48:05.469
  • YOU GOTTA FIGHT THE GOODFIGHT OF FAITH.
  • 00:48:05.469 --> 00:48:06.003
  • FIGHT OF FAITH.AND, YOU KNOW WHAT?
  • 00:48:06.003 --> 00:48:07.237
  • AND, YOU KNOW WHAT?SOMETIMES, WHEN YOU'RE
  • 00:48:07.237 --> 00:48:08.372
  • SOMETIMES, WHEN YOU'REFIGHTING, YOU CAN GET WORN
  • 00:48:08.372 --> 00:48:09.373
  • FIGHTING, YOU CAN GET WORNOUT IF YOU'RE TRYIN' TO DO
  • 00:48:09.373 --> 00:48:11.208
  • OUT IF YOU'RE TRYIN' TO DOIT IN YOUR OWN STRENGTH,
  • 00:48:11.208 --> 00:48:13.377
  • IT IN YOUR OWN STRENGTH,BUT YOU WON'T GET WORN OUT
  • 00:48:13.377 --> 00:48:14.011
  • BUT YOU WON'T GET WORN OUTIF YOU'RE DOING IT IN THE
  • 00:48:14.011 --> 00:48:15.045
  • IF YOU'RE DOING IT IN THESTRENGTH OF GOD, AND, YOU
  • 00:48:15.045 --> 00:48:16.446
  • STRENGTH OF GOD, AND, YOUKNOW, I LOVE THE FACT THAT
  • 00:48:16.446 --> 00:48:17.948
  • KNOW, I LOVE THE FACT THATYOU ARE-- YOU KNOW, YOU
  • 00:48:17.948 --> 00:48:19.283
  • YOU ARE-- YOU KNOW, YOUARE PREPARED WITH GOD'S
  • 00:48:19.283 --> 00:48:20.717
  • ARE PREPARED WITH GOD'SWORD.
  • 00:48:20.717 --> 00:48:22.052
  • WORD.YOU'RE NOT WAITING TO FEEL
  • 00:48:22.052 --> 00:48:23.620
  • YOU'RE NOT WAITING TO FEELDOWN AND THINK, "WHAT AM I
  • 00:48:23.620 --> 00:48:24.121
  • DOWN AND THINK, "WHAT AM IGONNA DO?"
  • 00:48:24.121 --> 00:48:24.988
  • GONNA DO?"BUT, YOU KNOW WHAT?
  • 00:48:24.988 --> 00:48:25.856
  • BUT, YOU KNOW WHAT?YOU GOT THE FIGHT IN YOU
  • 00:48:25.856 --> 00:48:27.024
  • YOU GOT THE FIGHT IN YOU'CAUSE YOU GOT GOD'S WORD,
  • 00:48:27.024 --> 00:48:28.225
  • 'CAUSE YOU GOT GOD'S WORD,AND YOU KNOW THAT HE'S
  • 00:48:28.225 --> 00:48:29.326
  • AND YOU KNOW THAT HE'SCALLED YOU TO BE MORE THAN
  • 00:48:29.326 --> 00:48:30.494
  • CALLED YOU TO BE MORE THANAN OVERCOMER.
  • 00:48:30.494 --> 00:48:31.428
  • AN OVERCOMER.AND ISN'T IT GOOD?
  • 00:48:31.428 --> 00:48:32.296
  • AND ISN'T IT GOOD?WE KNOW THE END OF THE
  • 00:48:32.296 --> 00:48:33.030
  • WE KNOW THE END OF THESTORY.
  • 00:48:33.030 --> 00:48:33.463
  • STORY.WE WIN, AMEN?
  • 00:48:33.463 --> 00:48:36.199
  • - JENNIFER OSTEEN: YOU
  • 00:48:39.503 --> 00:48:40.971
  • - JENNIFER OSTEEN: YOUKNOW, I GREW UP IN A
  • 00:48:40.971 --> 00:48:41.805
  • KNOW, I GREW UP IN ADYSFUNCTIONAL HOME, AND SO
  • 00:48:41.805 --> 00:48:44.741
  • DYSFUNCTIONAL HOME, AND SOI REALLY WANTED A FAMILY,
  • 00:48:44.741 --> 00:48:45.375
  • I REALLY WANTED A FAMILY,AND FROM THE FIRST MOMENT
  • 00:48:45.375 --> 00:48:46.877
  • I WAS SO EXCITED, AND I
  • 00:48:48.111 --> 00:48:49.746
  • I WAS SO EXCITED, AND IWAS SO TERRIFIED AT THE
  • 00:48:49.746 --> 00:48:50.781
  • WAS SO TERRIFIED AT THESAME TIME BECAUSE I FELT
  • 00:48:50.781 --> 00:48:53.684
  • SAME TIME BECAUSE I FELTSO ILL-EQUIPPED.
  • 00:48:53.684 --> 00:48:56.954
  • SO ILL-EQUIPPED.I FELT LIKE THERE WAS JUST
  • 00:48:56.954 --> 00:48:58.188
  • I FELT LIKE THERE WAS JUSTNO WAY THAT I COULD BE A
  • 00:48:58.188 --> 00:49:00.190
  • NO WAY THAT I COULD BE AGOOD MOM.
  • 00:49:00.190 --> 00:49:01.625
  • GOOD MOM.AND SO THAT RECORDING
  • 00:49:01.625 --> 00:49:03.860
  • AND SO THAT RECORDINGSTARTED PLAYING IN MY HEAD.
  • 00:49:03.860 --> 00:49:04.795
  • STARTED PLAYING IN MY HEAD.I DON'T KNOW IF YOU CAN
  • 00:49:04.795 --> 00:49:06.196
  • I DON'T KNOW IF YOU CANRELATE TO THAT, THAT YOUR
  • 00:49:06.196 --> 00:49:09.032
  • RELATE TO THAT, THAT YOURPAST DOESN'T NECESSARILY
  • 00:49:09.032 --> 00:49:10.767
  • PAST DOESN'T NECESSARILYPREDICT YOUR FUTURE, BUT I
  • 00:49:10.767 --> 00:49:13.837
  • PREDICT YOUR FUTURE, BUT ITHINK THAT SOMETIMES WE
  • 00:49:13.837 --> 00:49:17.307
  • THINK THAT SOMETIMES WEHAVE THOSE THOUGHTS, AND
  • 00:49:17.307 --> 00:49:18.275
  • HAVE THOSE THOUGHTS, ANDTHEN WE JUST GET STUCK ON 'EM.
  • 00:49:18.275 --> 00:49:19.576
  • THEN WE JUST GET STUCK ON 'EM.AND SO I JUST WOULD THINK
  • 00:49:19.576 --> 00:49:20.877
  • AND SO I JUST WOULD THINKTHAT.
  • 00:49:20.877 --> 00:49:21.745
  • THAT.THE WHOLE TIME I WAS
  • 00:49:21.745 --> 00:49:22.579
  • THE WHOLE TIME I WASPREGNANT, I WOULD THINK
  • 00:49:22.579 --> 00:49:24.348
  • PREGNANT, I WOULD THINKTHAT, THAT I WOULDN'T BE A
  • 00:49:24.348 --> 00:49:25.916
  • THAT, THAT I WOULDN'T BE AGOOD MOM, THAT I DIDN'T
  • 00:49:25.916 --> 00:49:29.553
  • GOOD MOM, THAT I DIDN'THAVE WHAT IT TOOK, SO I
  • 00:49:29.553 --> 00:49:31.455
  • HAVE WHAT IT TOOK, SO IJUST FELT VERY INADEQUATE.
  • 00:49:31.455 --> 00:49:33.690
  • JUST FELT VERY INADEQUATE.SO I DID EVERYTHING THAT I
  • 00:49:33.690 --> 00:49:35.625
  • SO I DID EVERYTHING THAT IKNEW TO DO.
  • 00:49:35.625 --> 00:49:36.259
  • KNEW TO DO.I READ ALL THE PARENTING
  • 00:49:36.259 --> 00:49:37.794
  • I READ ALL THE PARENTINGBOOKS.
  • 00:49:37.794 --> 00:49:39.129
  • BOOKS.I SURROUNDED MYSELF WITH
  • 00:49:39.129 --> 00:49:40.397
  • I SURROUNDED MYSELF WITHGOOD MODELS, BUT YOU KNOW,
  • 00:49:40.397 --> 00:49:41.398
  • GOOD MODELS, BUT YOU KNOW,I FELT LIKE GOD JUST SPOKE
  • 00:49:41.398 --> 00:49:42.265
  • I FELT LIKE GOD JUST SPOKETO ME ONE DAY AND SAID,
  • 00:49:42.265 --> 00:49:43.433
  • TO ME ONE DAY AND SAID,"THAT'S NOT ENOUGH.
  • 00:49:43.433 --> 00:49:46.370
  • "THAT'S NOT ENOUGH.I NEED YOU TO BELIEVE MY WORD.
  • 00:49:46.370 --> 00:49:47.537
  • I NEED YOU TO BELIEVE MY WORD.I NEED YOU TO BELIEVE WHAT
  • 00:49:47.537 --> 00:49:48.638
  • I NEED YOU TO BELIEVE WHATI SAY ABOUT YOU."
  • 00:49:48.638 --> 00:49:49.206
  • I SAY ABOUT YOU."AND, YOU KNOW, I FELT,
  • 00:49:49.206 --> 00:49:50.774
  • AND, YOU KNOW, I FELT,LIKE, THAT GOD IMPRESSED
  • 00:49:50.774 --> 00:49:51.575
  • LIKE, THAT GOD IMPRESSEDTHREE THINGS ON ME,
  • 00:49:51.575 --> 00:49:53.643
  • THREE THINGS ON ME,AND IT WAS THAT, IF I
  • 00:49:53.643 --> 00:49:54.444
  • AND IT WAS THAT, IF INEEDED WISDOM, HE WOULD
  • 00:49:54.444 --> 00:49:56.480
  • NEEDED WISDOM, HE WOULDGIVE IT GENEROUSLY.
  • 00:49:56.480 --> 00:49:57.214
  • GIVE IT GENEROUSLY.I DIDN'T HAVE TO RELY ON
  • 00:49:57.214 --> 00:49:58.281
  • I DIDN'T HAVE TO RELY ONWHAT I DIDN'T KNOW OR I
  • 00:49:58.281 --> 00:50:00.317
  • WHAT I DIDN'T KNOW OR IDIDN'T KNOW ABOUT PARENTING.
  • 00:50:00.317 --> 00:50:03.520
  • DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT PARENTING.THE SECOND THING IS THAT
  • 00:50:03.520 --> 00:50:04.955
  • THE SECOND THING IS THATHE WAS GONNA BE WITH ME.
  • 00:50:04.955 --> 00:50:07.524
  • HE WAS GONNA BE WITH ME.YOU KNOW, HE SAYS IN HIS
  • 00:50:07.524 --> 00:50:09.026
  • YOU KNOW, HE SAYS IN HISWORD HE'LL NEVER LEAVE US,
  • 00:50:09.026 --> 00:50:10.427
  • WORD HE'LL NEVER LEAVE US,AND HE'LL NEVER FORSAKE US.
  • 00:50:10.427 --> 00:50:11.161
  • AND HE'LL NEVER FORSAKE US.AND THE THIRD THING WAS
  • 00:50:11.161 --> 00:50:15.732
  • AND THE THIRD THING WASTHAT "I CAN DO ALL THINGS
  • 00:50:15.732 --> 00:50:17.267
  • THAT "I CAN DO ALL THINGSTHROUGH CHRIST,"
  • 00:50:17.267 --> 00:50:17.868
  • THROUGH CHRIST,"SO I DON'T HAVE TO WORRY
  • 00:50:17.868 --> 00:50:18.635
  • SO I DON'T HAVE TO WORRYABOUT DOING IT ALONE.
  • 00:50:18.635 --> 00:50:19.269
  • ABOUT DOING IT ALONE.HE'S GONNA STRENGTHEN ME.
  • 00:50:19.269 --> 00:50:21.038
  • HE'S GONNA STRENGTHEN ME.HE'S GONNA BE THERE WITH ME.
  • 00:50:21.038 --> 00:50:22.572
  • HE'S GONNA BE THERE WITH ME.WITH HIS STRENGTH,
  • 00:50:22.572 --> 00:50:25.742
  • WITH HIS STRENGTH,I CAN DO IT.
  • 00:50:25.742 --> 00:50:26.576
  • I CAN DO IT.SO, YOU KNOW, FAST
  • 00:50:26.576 --> 00:50:27.344
  • SO, YOU KNOW, FASTFORWARD, MY KIDS ARE
  • 00:50:27.344 --> 00:50:29.012
  • FORWARD, MY KIDS AREOLDER NOW.
  • 00:50:29.012 --> 00:50:30.013
  • OLDER NOW.I HAVE GROWN CHILDREN AND
  • 00:50:30.013 --> 00:50:31.281
  • I HAVE GROWN CHILDREN ANDJUST ONE AT HOME, AND I
  • 00:50:31.281 --> 00:50:32.382
  • JUST ONE AT HOME, AND ILOOK BACK, AND I THINK GOD
  • 00:50:32.382 --> 00:50:34.885
  • LOOK BACK, AND I THINK GODWAS SO FAITHFUL TO ME, SO
  • 00:50:34.885 --> 00:50:37.020
  • WAS SO FAITHFUL TO ME, SOFAITHFUL, AND I FEEL LIKE
  • 00:50:37.020 --> 00:50:38.288
  • FAITHFUL, AND I FEEL LIKEI WAS A GOOD MOM, BUT I
  • 00:50:38.288 --> 00:50:40.524
  • I WAS A GOOD MOM, BUT IKNOW THAT SOMETIMES THE
  • 00:50:40.524 --> 00:50:41.491
  • KNOW THAT SOMETIMES THEENEMY CAN COME IN WITH
  • 00:50:41.491 --> 00:50:42.559
  • ENEMY CAN COME IN WITHTHOSE THOUGHTS, AND JUST
  • 00:50:42.559 --> 00:50:44.061
  • THOSE THOUGHTS, AND JUSTLIKE SUMMER SAID, HE
  • 00:50:44.061 --> 00:50:46.096
  • LIKE SUMMER SAID, HETELLS US WHAT WE'RE NOT
  • 00:50:46.096 --> 00:50:47.030
  • TELLS US WHAT WE'RE NOTGONNA BE, WHAT WE CAN'T
  • 00:50:47.030 --> 00:50:49.166
  • GONNA BE, WHAT WE CAN'TDO, WHAT WE WON'T
  • 00:50:49.166 --> 00:50:50.167
  • DO, WHAT WE WON'TACCOMPLISH, AND SO I JUST
  • 00:50:50.167 --> 00:50:51.301
  • ACCOMPLISH, AND SO I JUSTWANNA ENCOURAGE YOU, GET
  • 00:50:51.301 --> 00:50:52.736
  • WANNA ENCOURAGE YOU, GETIN THE WORD, LIKE SUMMER
  • 00:50:52.736 --> 00:50:53.970
  • IN THE WORD, LIKE SUMMERSAID, AND FIND THOSE
  • 00:50:53.970 --> 00:50:55.739
  • SAID, AND FIND THOSEPROMISES OF WHAT GOD SAYS
  • 00:50:55.739 --> 00:50:56.973
  • PROMISES OF WHAT GOD SAYSHE WILL DO AND WHAT YOU
  • 00:50:56.973 --> 00:50:58.775
  • HE WILL DO AND WHAT YOUCAN DO AND WHAT HE
  • 00:50:58.775 --> 00:51:00.410
  • CAN DO AND WHAT HEPROMISES TO YOU, AND CLING
  • 00:51:00.410 --> 00:51:03.680
  • PROMISES TO YOU, AND CLINGTO THOSE THINGS.
  • 00:51:03.680 --> 00:51:04.314
  • TO THOSE THINGS.- FEMALE: AMEN.
  • 00:51:04.314 --> 00:51:05.215
  • - FEMALE: AMEN.- VICTORIA: THAT IS SO GOOD.
  • 00:51:05.215 --> 00:51:06.383
  • - VICTORIA: THAT IS SO GOOD.THAT IS SO GOOD.
  • 00:51:06.383 --> 00:51:08.718
  • THAT IS SO GOOD.[APPLAUSE]
  • 00:51:08.718 --> 00:51:09.586
  • [APPLAUSE]WE RECEIVE THAT RIGHT NOW.
  • 00:51:09.586 --> 00:51:10.921
  • WE RECEIVE THAT RIGHT NOW.I LOVE THAT SO MUCH.
  • 00:51:10.921 --> 00:51:13.557
  • I LOVE THAT SO MUCH.AND, YOU KNOW, GOD'S
  • 00:51:13.557 --> 00:51:15.325
  • AND, YOU KNOW, GOD'SREALLY-- HE'S NOT ASKIN'
  • 00:51:15.325 --> 00:51:16.893
  • REALLY-- HE'S NOT ASKIN'US NOT TO-- YOU KNOW, WE
  • 00:51:16.893 --> 00:51:17.994
  • US NOT TO-- YOU KNOW, WEMAY NOT FEEL LIKE WE HAVE
  • 00:51:17.994 --> 00:51:19.129
  • MAY NOT FEEL LIKE WE HAVETHE ABILITY, WE MAY NOT
  • 00:51:19.129 --> 00:51:20.097
  • THE ABILITY, WE MAY NOTFEEL LIKE WE HAVE THE
  • 00:51:20.097 --> 00:51:21.298
  • FEEL LIKE WE HAVE THECOURAGE, WE MAY NOT FEEL
  • 00:51:21.298 --> 00:51:22.365
  • COURAGE, WE MAY NOT FEELLIKE WE HAVE THE STRENGTH,
  • 00:51:22.365 --> 00:51:23.433
  • LIKE WE HAVE THE STRENGTH,YOU KNOW, BUT HE'S NOT
  • 00:51:23.433 --> 00:51:24.267
  • YOU KNOW, BUT HE'S NOTASKIN' YOU TO NOT FEEL
  • 00:51:24.267 --> 00:51:26.436
  • ASKIN' YOU TO NOT FEELLIKE THAT.
  • 00:51:26.436 --> 00:51:27.237
  • LIKE THAT.HE'S ASKING YOU TO USE
  • 00:51:27.237 --> 00:51:29.206
  • HE'S ASKING YOU TO USEWHAT YOU HAVE.
  • 00:51:29.206 --> 00:51:29.873
  • WHAT YOU HAVE.HE'S ASKING YOU TO DECLARE
  • 00:51:29.873 --> 00:51:31.041
  • HE'S ASKING YOU TO DECLAREOVER YOURSELF WHAT HE SAYS
  • 00:51:31.041 --> 00:51:32.776
  • OVER YOURSELF WHAT HE SAYSABOUT YOU.
  • 00:51:32.776 --> 00:51:34.044
  • ABOUT YOU.YOU SEE, HE'S ASKIN' YOU
  • 00:51:34.044 --> 00:51:35.712
  • YOU SEE, HE'S ASKIN' YOUTO START RIGHT WHERE YOU ARE.
  • 00:51:35.712 --> 00:51:37.080
  • TO START RIGHT WHERE YOU ARE.SO OFTEN, WE WANT TO BE
  • 00:51:37.080 --> 00:51:38.181
  • SO OFTEN, WE WANT TO BETHE FINISHED PRODUCT
  • 00:51:38.181 --> 00:51:39.749
  • THE FINISHED PRODUCTBECAUSE WE HAVE TO BE THE
  • 00:51:39.749 --> 00:51:40.717
  • BECAUSE WE HAVE TO BE THEFINISHED PRODUCT BEFORE WE
  • 00:51:40.717 --> 00:51:41.751
  • FINISHED PRODUCT BEFORE WECAN START, BUT, LISTEN,
  • 00:51:41.751 --> 00:51:43.620
  • CAN START, BUT, LISTEN,GOD ISN'T SAYIN'-- HE
  • 00:51:43.620 --> 00:51:45.021
  • GOD ISN'T SAYIN'-- HESAYS, "I MAKE THE FINISHED
  • 00:51:45.021 --> 00:51:46.690
  • SAYS, "I MAKE THE FINISHEDPRODUCT.
  • 00:51:46.690 --> 00:51:47.657
  • PRODUCT.YOU JUST START WHERE YOU
  • 00:51:47.657 --> 00:51:49.459
  • YOU JUST START WHERE YOUARE, USE WHAT YOU HAVE."
  • 00:51:49.459 --> 00:51:52.129
  • ARE, USE WHAT YOU HAVE."AND EVERY ONE OF YOU HAVE
  • 00:51:52.129 --> 00:51:53.163
  • AND EVERY ONE OF YOU HAVEGIFTS AND TALENTS.
  • 00:51:53.163 --> 00:51:55.098
  • GIFTS AND TALENTS.EVERY ONE OF YOU HAVE BEEN
  • 00:51:55.098 --> 00:51:56.099
  • EVERY ONE OF YOU HAVE BEENCALLED FOR A SPECIAL
  • 00:51:56.099 --> 00:51:57.367
  • CALLED FOR A SPECIALASSIGNMENT THAT ONLY YOU
  • 00:51:57.367 --> 00:51:59.069
  • ASSIGNMENT THAT ONLY YOUCAN DO, AND I CAN TELL YOU
  • 00:51:59.069 --> 00:52:00.036
  • CAN DO, AND I CAN TELL YOUTHIS RIGHT NOW THAT GOD IS
  • 00:52:00.036 --> 00:52:02.005
  • THIS RIGHT NOW THAT GOD ISWAITING ON YOUR "YES."
  • 00:52:02.005 --> 00:52:03.640
  • WAITING ON YOUR "YES."AND HE MAY--
  • 00:52:03.640 --> 00:52:05.142
  • AND HE MAY--[APPLAUSE]
  • 00:52:05.142 --> 00:52:05.709
  • [APPLAUSE]HE MAY HAVE ASKED YOU
  • 00:52:05.709 --> 00:52:06.443
  • HE MAY HAVE ASKED YOUBEFORE, AND YOU SAID,
  • 00:52:06.443 --> 00:52:08.378
  • BEFORE, AND YOU SAID,"NO," BUT YOU KNOW WHAT?
  • 00:52:08.378 --> 00:52:09.312
  • "NO," BUT YOU KNOW WHAT?HE'S GONNA ASK YOU A
  • 00:52:09.312 --> 00:52:10.180
  • HE'S GONNA ASK YOU ASECOND TIME, AND I WANT
  • 00:52:10.180 --> 00:52:11.481
  • SECOND TIME, AND I WANTTHIS NIGHT TO BE A
  • 00:52:11.481 --> 00:52:12.516
  • THIS NIGHT TO BE ADEFINING MOMENT.
  • 00:52:12.516 --> 00:52:13.550
  • DEFINING MOMENT.I WANT THIS NIGHT TO BE
  • 00:52:13.550 --> 00:52:14.918
  • I WANT THIS NIGHT TO BETHE NIGHT THAT YOU SAID,
  • 00:52:14.918 --> 00:52:15.452
  • THE NIGHT THAT YOU SAID,"YOU KNOW WHAT?
  • 00:52:15.452 --> 00:52:16.620
  • "YOU KNOW WHAT?WHEN GOD ASKS ME AGAIN,
  • 00:52:16.620 --> 00:52:18.221
  • WHEN GOD ASKS ME AGAIN,I'M GONNA STEP OUT IN FAITH.
  • 00:52:18.221 --> 00:52:19.523
  • I'M GONNA STEP OUT IN FAITH.I'M GONNA USE WHAT I HAVE.
  • 00:52:19.523 --> 00:52:21.424
  • I'M GONNA USE WHAT I HAVE.GOD'S THE ONE WHO FINISHES
  • 00:52:21.424 --> 00:52:22.626
  • GOD'S THE ONE WHO FINISHESME," AND I CAN TELL YOU
  • 00:52:22.626 --> 00:52:24.060
  • ME," AND I CAN TELL YOUTHIS TONIGHT, LADIES, HE
  • 00:52:24.060 --> 00:52:25.929
  • THIS TONIGHT, LADIES, HEWANTS TO FINISH WHAT HE
  • 00:52:25.929 --> 00:52:26.763
  • WANTS TO FINISH WHAT HESTARTED IN YOUR LIFE.
  • 00:52:26.763 --> 00:52:29.499
  • STARTED IN YOUR LIFE.YOU TAKE BOLD STEPS OF FAITH.
  • 00:52:29.499 --> 00:52:31.234
  • YOU TAKE BOLD STEPS OF FAITH.YOU STAND STRONG IN THE
  • 00:52:31.234 --> 00:52:31.902
  • YOU STAND STRONG IN THESTORM.
  • 00:52:31.902 --> 00:52:32.469
  • STORM.YOU KNOW THAT YOU ARE
  • 00:52:32.469 --> 00:52:33.370
  • YOU KNOW THAT YOU AREBUILDING MUSCLE IN THE
  • 00:52:33.370 --> 00:52:35.305
  • BUILDING MUSCLE IN THEWAIT BECAUSE GOD IS
  • 00:52:35.305 --> 00:52:36.806
  • WAIT BECAUSE GOD ISGETTING YOU PREPARED
  • 00:52:36.806 --> 00:52:38.608
  • GETTING YOU PREPAREDBECAUSE I CAN TELL YOU WHAT.
  • 00:52:38.608 --> 00:52:40.777
  • BECAUSE I CAN TELL YOU WHAT.HE NEEDS YOU TO TAKE NEW
  • 00:52:40.777 --> 00:52:41.411
  • HE NEEDS YOU TO TAKE NEWGROUND FOR YOUR FAMILY,
  • 00:52:41.411 --> 00:52:44.214
  • GROUND FOR YOUR FAMILY,FOR YOUR FRIENDS.
  • 00:52:44.214 --> 00:52:44.881
  • FOR YOUR FRIENDS.HE NEEDS YOU TO WALK IN
  • 00:52:44.881 --> 00:52:46.149
  • HE NEEDS YOU TO WALK INTHE INFLUENCE THAT YOU
  • 00:52:46.149 --> 00:52:47.584
  • THE INFLUENCE THAT YOUHAVE, AND I CAN TELL YOU,
  • 00:52:47.584 --> 00:52:48.752
  • HAVE, AND I CAN TELL YOU,YOU HAVE TREMENDOUS
  • 00:52:48.752 --> 00:52:50.520
  • YOU HAVE TREMENDOUSINFLUENCE.
  • 00:52:50.520 --> 00:52:52.455
  • INFLUENCE.YOU CAN SET THE TONE FOR
  • 00:52:52.455 --> 00:52:53.490
  • YOU CAN SET THE TONE FORYOUR LIFE IF YOU WILL JUST
  • 00:52:53.490 --> 00:52:55.992
  • YOUR LIFE IF YOU WILL JUSTSTEP OUT IN FAITH.
  • 00:52:55.992 --> 00:52:56.493
  • STEP OUT IN FAITH.GOD'LL BREAK THOSE
  • 00:52:56.493 --> 00:52:58.795
  • GOD'LL BREAK THOSELIMITATIONS OFF OF YOUR MIND.
  • 00:52:58.795 --> 00:52:59.362
  • LIMITATIONS OFF OF YOUR MIND.RIGHT NOW, WE'RE JUST
  • 00:52:59.362 --> 00:53:00.564
  • RIGHT NOW, WE'RE JUSTGONNA PRAY FOR YOU.
  • 00:53:00.564 --> 00:53:01.198
  • GONNA PRAY FOR YOU.RIGHT NOW, WE'RE GONNA ALL
  • 00:53:01.198 --> 00:53:02.666
  • RIGHT NOW, WE'RE GONNA ALLSTEP FORWARD.
  • 00:53:02.666 --> 00:53:03.300
  • STEP FORWARD.WE'RE GONNA JOIN OUR FAITH
  • 00:53:03.300 --> 00:53:05.068
  • WE'RE GONNA JOIN OUR FAITHWITH YOU RIGHT NOW, AND I
  • 00:53:05.068 --> 00:53:06.436
  • WITH YOU RIGHT NOW, AND IDON'T KNOW WHAT IT IS.
  • 00:53:06.436 --> 00:53:07.103
  • DON'T KNOW WHAT IT IS.MAYBE IT'S SOMETHIN' YOU
  • 00:53:07.103 --> 00:53:09.573
  • MAYBE IT'S SOMETHIN' YOUCAN THINK ABOUT.
  • 00:53:09.573 --> 00:53:10.207
  • CAN THINK ABOUT.MAYBE IT'S SOMETHIN' THAT
  • 00:53:10.207 --> 00:53:10.840
  • MAYBE IT'S SOMETHIN' THATYOU CAN'T.
  • 00:53:10.840 --> 00:53:11.408
  • YOU CAN'T.MAYBE IT'S JUST,
  • 00:53:11.408 --> 00:53:12.075
  • MAYBE IT'S JUST,"GOD, GIVE ME MORE.
  • 00:53:12.075 --> 00:53:13.109
  • "GOD, GIVE ME MORE.JUST TELL ME MORE.
  • 00:53:13.109 --> 00:53:14.344
  • JUST TELL ME MORE.WORK MORE IN ME.
  • 00:53:14.344 --> 00:53:15.378
  • WORK MORE IN ME.OR IT MAY BE, "GOD,
  • 00:53:15.378 --> 00:53:16.112
  • OR IT MAY BE, "GOD,FORGIVE ME.
  • 00:53:16.112 --> 00:53:16.947
  • FORGIVE ME.I KNOW, I COULD'VE DONE
  • 00:53:16.947 --> 00:53:18.348
  • I KNOW, I COULD'VE DONETHAT, BUT I SAID, 'NO,'
  • 00:53:18.348 --> 00:53:19.583
  • THAT, BUT I SAID, 'NO,'BUT, GOD, I WANNA RELEASE
  • 00:53:19.583 --> 00:53:20.917
  • BUT, GOD, I WANNA RELEASETHAT 'NO,' AND I WANT YOU
  • 00:53:20.917 --> 00:53:22.686
  • THAT 'NO,' AND I WANT YOUTO JUST CAUSE ME TO HAVE
  • 00:53:22.686 --> 00:53:25.956
  • TO JUST CAUSE ME TO HAVETHE COURAGE, THE STRENGTH,
  • 00:53:25.956 --> 00:53:27.624
  • THE COURAGE, THE STRENGTH,TO DO IT AFRAID."
  • 00:53:27.624 --> 00:53:29.259
  • TO DO IT AFRAID."JUST STEP OUT IN FAITH
  • 00:53:29.259 --> 00:53:31.561
  • JUST STEP OUT IN FAITHAND SEE WHAT GOD WILL DO.
  • 00:53:31.561 --> 00:53:32.729
  • AND SEE WHAT GOD WILL DO.FATHER, I JUST THANK YOU.
  • 00:53:32.729 --> 00:53:33.697
  • FATHER, I JUST THANK YOU.I THANK YOU FOR THE WOMEN
  • 00:53:33.697 --> 00:53:34.531
  • I THANK YOU FOR THE WOMENWHO ARE GATHERED HERE.
  • 00:53:34.531 --> 00:53:36.132
  • WHO ARE GATHERED HERE.FATHER, I THANK YOU,
  • 00:53:36.132 --> 00:53:37.167
  • FATHER, I THANK YOU,YOU SEE THEIR HEART, AND,
  • 00:53:37.167 --> 00:53:38.468
  • YOU SEE THEIR HEART, AND,LORD, YOU'RE PROUD OF THEM.
  • 00:53:38.468 --> 00:53:39.436
  • LORD, YOU'RE PROUD OF THEM.YOU LOVE THEM.
  • 00:53:39.436 --> 00:53:40.737
  • YOU LOVE THEM.YOU'VE EQUIPPED THEM.
  • 00:53:40.737 --> 00:53:42.072
  • YOU'VE EQUIPPED THEM.YOU'VE CALLED THEM FOR
  • 00:53:42.072 --> 00:53:43.139
  • YOU'VE CALLED THEM FORSUCH A TIME AS THIS, AND
  • 00:53:43.139 --> 00:53:44.841
  • SUCH A TIME AS THIS, ANDFATHER, I THANK YOU RIGHT
  • 00:53:44.841 --> 00:53:45.842
  • FATHER, I THANK YOU RIGHTNOW THAT YOU ARE SPEAKING
  • 00:53:45.842 --> 00:53:47.744
  • NOW THAT YOU ARE SPEAKINGTO THEIR HEARTS, AND,
  • 00:53:47.744 --> 00:53:49.946
  • TO THEIR HEARTS, AND,LORD, YOU ARE LETTING THEM
  • 00:53:49.946 --> 00:53:51.248
  • LORD, YOU ARE LETTING THEMKNOW THAT THEY ARE LOVED,
  • 00:53:51.248 --> 00:53:53.783
  • KNOW THAT THEY ARE LOVED,THAT THEY ARE EQUIPPED,
  • 00:53:53.783 --> 00:53:54.684
  • THAT THEY ARE EQUIPPED,THEY ARE QUALIFIED.
  • 00:53:54.684 --> 00:53:56.253
  • THEY ARE QUALIFIED.FATHER, NO MAN QUALIFIED
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  • FATHER, NO MAN QUALIFIEDTHEM.
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  • THEM.YOU QUALIFIED THEM.
  • 00:53:58.488 --> 00:53:59.589
  • YOU QUALIFIED THEM.AND, FATHER, IF YOU
  • 00:53:59.589 --> 00:54:01.591
  • AND, FATHER, IF YOUQUALIFY THEM, THEN YOU'VE
  • 00:54:01.591 --> 00:54:02.559
  • QUALIFY THEM, THEN YOU'VEALREADY GIVEN THEM
  • 00:54:02.559 --> 00:54:03.893
  • ALREADY GIVEN THEMEVERYTHING THEY NEED TO
  • 00:54:03.893 --> 00:54:05.695
  • EVERYTHING THEY NEED TOSUCCEED IN THIS LIFE.
  • 00:54:05.695 --> 00:54:06.529
  • SUCCEED IN THIS LIFE.THEY CAN HAVE GOOD
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  • THEY CAN HAVE GOODRELATIONSHIPS, STRONG
  • 00:54:07.998 --> 00:54:09.432
  • RELATIONSHIPS, STRONGFAMILY, GREAT CAREERS.
  • 00:54:09.432 --> 00:54:10.634
  • FAMILY, GREAT CAREERS.FATHER, THEY CAN DO THINGS
  • 00:54:10.634 --> 00:54:12.002
  • FATHER, THEY CAN DO THINGSTHAT OTHER PEOPLE AND
  • 00:54:12.002 --> 00:54:14.137
  • THAT OTHER PEOPLE ANDTHEIR FAMILY HAVE NOT DONE.
  • 00:54:14.137 --> 00:54:14.971
  • THEIR FAMILY HAVE NOT DONE.THEY CAN TAKE NEW GROUND
  • 00:54:14.971 --> 00:54:15.972
  • THEY CAN TAKE NEW GROUNDAND GO TO NEW LEVELS.
  • 00:54:15.972 --> 00:54:17.707
  • AND GO TO NEW LEVELS.FATHER, I ASK RIGHT NOW
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  • FATHER, I ASK RIGHT NOWTHAT YOU WOULD DO AMAZING
  • 00:54:19.042 --> 00:54:20.577
  • THAT YOU WOULD DO AMAZINGTHINGS IN THEIR HEART, AND
  • 00:54:20.577 --> 00:54:22.445
  • THINGS IN THEIR HEART, ANDFATHER, WE LOVE THEM.
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  • FATHER, WE LOVE THEM.WE ARE HERE FOR THEM.
  • 00:54:23.947 --> 00:54:25.282
  • WE ARE HERE FOR THEM.AND, FATHER, WE WANNA
  • 00:54:25.282 --> 00:54:26.249
  • AND, FATHER, WE WANNASUPPORT THEM AND BE A
  • 00:54:26.249 --> 00:54:27.917
  • SUPPORT THEM AND BE AFAMILY HERE, A CHURCH
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  • FAMILY HERE, A CHURCHHERE, THAT THEY CAN COME
  • 00:54:29.152 --> 00:54:30.687
  • HERE, THAT THEY CAN COMETO, THAT THEY CAN FIND
  • 00:54:30.687 --> 00:54:33.056
  • TO, THAT THEY CAN FINDSTRENGTH AND HOPE AND--
  • 00:54:33.056 --> 00:54:34.291
  • STRENGTH AND HOPE AND--WITH OTHER WOMEN.
  • 00:54:34.291 --> 00:54:35.992
  • WITH OTHER WOMEN.LORD, I THANK YOU THAT WE
  • 00:54:35.992 --> 00:54:37.294
  • LORD, I THANK YOU THAT WEARE BOOTS ON THE GROUND
  • 00:54:37.294 --> 00:54:38.561
  • ARE BOOTS ON THE GROUNDHERE AT LAKEWOOD CHURCH,
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  • HERE AT LAKEWOOD CHURCH,AND, FATHER, WE'RE LOOKIN'
  • 00:54:39.763 --> 00:54:42.232
  • AND, FATHER, WE'RE LOOKIN'FOR OUR SISTERS TO ENCOURAGE.
  • 00:54:42.232 --> 00:54:42.799
  • FOR OUR SISTERS TO ENCOURAGE.WE'RE LOOKIN' FOR OUR
  • 00:54:42.799 --> 00:54:45.535
  • WE'RE LOOKIN' FOR OURSISTERS TO CHEER ON.
  • 00:54:45.535 --> 00:54:46.169
  • SISTERS TO CHEER ON.FATHER, WE'RE JUST GONNA
  • 00:54:46.169 --> 00:54:47.137
  • FATHER, WE'RE JUST GONNASEE EACH OTHER IN THE
  • 00:54:47.137 --> 00:54:47.771
  • SEE EACH OTHER IN THEHALLWAYS, AND WE'RE GONNA
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  • HALLWAYS, AND WE'RE GONNASMILE.
  • 00:54:48.505 --> 00:54:49.239
  • SMILE.WE'RE GONNA SAY, "YOU'RE
  • 00:54:49.239 --> 00:54:49.973
  • WE'RE GONNA SAY, "YOU'REBEAUTIFUL."
  • 00:54:49.973 --> 00:54:50.740
  • BEAUTIFUL."WE'RE GONNA SAY,
  • 00:54:50.740 --> 00:54:51.207
  • WE'RE GONNA SAY,"YOU CAN DO IT."
  • 00:54:51.207 --> 00:54:52.208
  • "YOU CAN DO IT."AND, FATHER, I THANK YOU,
  • 00:54:52.208 --> 00:54:53.843
  • AND, FATHER, I THANK YOU,THROUGH THESE WORDS OF
  • 00:54:53.843 --> 00:54:54.644
  • THROUGH THESE WORDS OFFAITH, WE'RE GONNA RISE TO
  • 00:54:54.644 --> 00:54:56.146
  • FAITH, WE'RE GONNA RISE TONEW LEVELS IN JESUS'S
  • 00:54:56.146 --> 00:54:57.514
  • NEW LEVELS IN JESUS'SNAME, AND EVERYONE SAID,
  • 00:54:57.514 --> 00:54:59.349
  • NAME, AND EVERYONE SAID,"AMEN."
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  • "AMEN."THANK YOU, LADIES.
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  • THANK YOU, LADIES.[APPLAUSE]
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  • [APPLAUSE]- VICTORIA: WE ARE SO
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  • - VICTORIA: WE ARE SOGLAD THAT YOU JOINED US
  • 00:55:05.221 --> 00:55:06.456
  • GLAD THAT YOU JOINED USFOR THE LOVE YOUR LIFE
  • 00:55:06.456 --> 00:55:08.124
  • FOR THE LOVE YOUR LIFEEVENT FROM LAKEWOOD CHURCH.
  • 00:55:08.124 --> 00:55:09.492
  • EVENT FROM LAKEWOOD CHURCH.I PRAY TONIGHT HAS BEEN A
  • 00:55:09.492 --> 00:55:11.227
  • I PRAY TONIGHT HAS BEEN ABLESSING AND IT HAS
  • 00:55:11.227 --> 00:55:12.195
  • BLESSING AND IT HASENRICHED AND ENCOURAGED
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