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Being Vulnerable

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January 13, 2021
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  • - JOEL OSTEEN: WELL, GOD
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  • - JOEL OSTEEN: WELL, GODBLESS YOU.
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  • BLESS YOU.IT'S A JOY TO COME INTO YOUR
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  • IT'S A JOY TO COME INTO YOURHOMES, AND IF YOU'RE EVER IN
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  • HOMES, AND IF YOU'RE EVER INOUR AREA, PLEASE STOP BY AND
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  • OUR AREA, PLEASE STOP BY ANDBE A PART OF ONE OF OUR
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  • BE A PART OF ONE OF OURSERVICES.
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  • SERVICES.I PROMISE YOU, WE'LL MAKE YOU
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  • AND I I LIKE TO
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  • AND I I LIKE TOSTART WITH SOMETHING FUNNY
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  • START WITH SOMETHING FUNNYAND I HEARD ABOUT THIS
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  • AND I HEARD ABOUT THISBURGLAR THAT BROKE INTO A
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  • BURGLAR THAT BROKE INTO AHOME ONE NIGHT.
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  • HOME ONE NIGHT.AS HE WAS STEALING THE
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  • AS HE WAS STEALING THESTEREO, HE HEARD A VOICE
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  • STEREO, HE HEARD A VOICESAYING, "JESUS IS WATCHING
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  • SAYING, "JESUS IS WATCHINGYOU."
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  • YOU."HE FROZE IN HIS TRACKS,
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  • HE FROZE IN HIS TRACKS,SHINED HIS FLASHLIGHT, AND
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  • SHINED HIS FLASHLIGHT, ANDSAW A PARROT OVER THE CORNER.
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  • SAW A PARROT OVER THE CORNER.HE SAID, "DID YOU SAY THAT TO
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  • HE SAID, "DID YOU SAY THAT TOME?"
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  • ME?"THE PARROT SAID, "YES, I'M
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  • THE PARROT SAID, "YES, I'MJUST TRYING TO WARN YOU."
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  • JUST TRYING TO WARN YOU."HE SAID, "WARN ME?
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  • HE SAID, "WARN ME?WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT?
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  • WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT?WHO ARE YOU?"
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  • WHO ARE YOU?"HE SAID, "MY NAME IS MOSES."
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  • HE SAID, "MY NAME IS MOSES."THE BURGLAR LAUGHED, SAID,
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  • THE BURGLAR LAUGHED, SAID,"WHAT KIND OF CRAZY PEOPLE
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  • "WHAT KIND OF CRAZY PEOPLEWOULD NAME A PARROT MOSES?"
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  • WOULD NAME A PARROT MOSES?"HE SAID, "THE SAME KIND OF
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  • HE SAID, "THE SAME KIND OFPEOPLE THAT WOULD NAME A
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  • PEOPLE THAT WOULD NAME A150-POUND ROTTWEILER,
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  • 150-POUND ROTTWEILER,JESUS."
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  • JESUS."SAY IT LIKE YOU MEAN IT.
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  • SAY IT LIKE YOU MEAN IT.THIS IS MY BIBLE.
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  • THIS IS MY BIBLE.I AM WHAT IT SAYS I AM.
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  • I AM WHAT IT SAYS I AM.I HAVE WHAT IT SAYS I HAVE.
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  • I HAVE WHAT IT SAYS I HAVE.I CAN DO WHAT IT SAYS I CAN
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  • I CAN DO WHAT IT SAYS I CANDO.
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  • DO.TODAY, I WILL BE TAUGHT THE
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  • TODAY, I WILL BE TAUGHT THEWORD OF GOD.
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  • WORD OF GOD.I BOLDLY CONFESS MY MIND IS
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  • I BOLDLY CONFESS MY MIND ISALERT, MY HEART IS RECEPTIVE,
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  • ALERT, MY HEART IS RECEPTIVE,I WILL NEVER BE THE SAME.
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  • I WILL NEVER BE THE SAME.IN JESUS' NAME.
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  • IN JESUS' NAME.GOD BLESS YOU.
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  • GOD BLESS YOU.I WANT TO TALK TO YOU TODAY
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  • I WANT TO TALK TO YOU TODAYABOUT BEING VULNERABLE.
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  • ABOUT BEING VULNERABLE.IT'S EASY TO GO THROUGH LIFE
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  • IT'S EASY TO GO THROUGH LIFETRYING TO IMPRESS PEOPLE,
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  • TRYING TO IMPRESS PEOPLE,SHOW THEM THAT WE'RE STRONG,
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  • SHOW THEM THAT WE'RE STRONG,THAT WE HAVE IT ALL TOGETHER,
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  • THAT WE HAVE IT ALL TOGETHER,AND IT'S GOOD TO CARRY
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  • AND IT'S GOOD TO CARRYOURSELVES WITH CONFIDENCE,
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  • OURSELVES WITH CONFIDENCE,BUT SOMETIMES WE HAVE A NEED
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  • BUT SOMETIMES WE HAVE A NEEDTO KEEP UP OUR IMAGE SO MUCH
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  • TO KEEP UP OUR IMAGE SO MUCHTHAT, INSTEAD OF BEING REAL,
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  • THAT, INSTEAD OF BEING REAL,WE PUT ON A MASK AND START
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  • WE PUT ON A MASK AND STARTPRETENDING.
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  • PRETENDING.WE CAN'T LET PEOPLE SEE WE
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  • WE CAN'T LET PEOPLE SEE WEHAVE WEAKNESSES.
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  • HAVE WEAKNESSES.WE STRUGGLE IN THESE AREAS.
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  • WE STRUGGLE IN THESE AREAS.WE'RE PEOPLE OF FAITH.
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  • WE'RE PEOPLE OF FAITH.WE'RE SUPPOSED TO HAVE ALL
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  • WE'RE SUPPOSED TO HAVE ALLTHE ANSWERS.
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  • THE ANSWERS.BUT THE SCRIPTURE SAYS GOD'S
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  • BUT THE SCRIPTURE SAYS GOD'SPOWER SHOWS UP GREATEST IN
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  • POWER SHOWS UP GREATEST INOUR WEAKNESSES.
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  • OUR WEAKNESSES.IF WE GO AROUND PRETENDING,
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  • IF WE GO AROUND PRETENDING,ACTING LIKE WE DON'T HAVE ANY
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  • ACTING LIKE WE DON'T HAVE ANYWEAKNESSES, THEN GOD'S POWER
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  • WEAKNESSES, THEN GOD'S POWERIS NOT GOING TO SHOW UP.
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  • IS NOT GOING TO SHOW UP.GOD WON'T BLESS WHO YOU
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  • GOD WON'T BLESS WHO YOUPRETEND TO BE.
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  • PRETEND TO BE.HE LOOKS BEYOND THE MASK,
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  • HE LOOKS BEYOND THE MASK,BEYOND THE SUPERFICIAL.
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  • BEYOND THE SUPERFICIAL.WHEN YOU'RE BIG ENOUGH TO
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  • WHEN YOU'RE BIG ENOUGH TOADMIT, "GOD, I DON'T HAVE IT
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  • ADMIT, "GOD, I DON'T HAVE ITALL TOGETHER.
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  • ALL TOGETHER.I'M STRUGGLING IN THESE
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  • I'M STRUGGLING IN THESEAREAS.
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  • AREAS.I NEED YOUR HELP," BEING
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  • I NEED YOUR HELP," BEINGVULNERABLE IS NOT A WEAKNESS,
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  • VULNERABLE IS NOT A WEAKNESS,IT'S A STRENGTH.
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  • IT'S A STRENGTH.BUT WHEN WE PRETEND, AND TRY
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  • BUT WHEN WE PRETEND, AND TRYTO IMPRESS PEOPLE, LIVE FOR
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  • TO IMPRESS PEOPLE, LIVE FOROUR IMAGE, THAT PUTS PRESSURE
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  • OUR IMAGE, THAT PUTS PRESSUREON US.
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  • ON US.WE HAVE TO PERFORM AND MAKE
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  • WE HAVE TO PERFORM AND MAKESURE THEY THINK I'M GOOD, I'M
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  • SURE THEY THINK I'M GOOD, I'MSTRONG, I'M TALENTED.
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  • STRONG, I'M TALENTED.TAKE OFF THE MASK.
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  • TAKE OFF THE MASK.YOU CAN BE REAL.
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  • YOU CAN BE REAL."WELL, JOEL, WHAT IF THEY
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  • "WELL, JOEL, WHAT IF THEYTHINK LESS OF ME?"
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  • THINK LESS OF ME?"WHAT THEY THINK OF YOU
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  • WHAT THEY THINK OF YOUDOESN'T REALLY MATTER.
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  • DOESN'T REALLY MATTER.THEY DON'T CONTROL YOUR
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  • THEY DON'T CONTROL YOURDESTINY.
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  • DESTINY.IF YOUR FRIENDS JUDGE YOU FOR
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  • IF YOUR FRIENDS JUDGE YOU FORBEING REAL, THEY'RE NOT TRUE
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  • BEING REAL, THEY'RE NOT TRUEFRIENDS.
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  • FRIENDS.A TRUE FRIEND WILL ACCEPT YOU
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  • A TRUE FRIEND WILL ACCEPT YOUFOR WHO YOU ARE, FAULTS,
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  • FOR WHO YOU ARE, FAULTS,WEAKNESSES, SHORTCOMINGS, AND
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  • WEAKNESSES, SHORTCOMINGS, ANDALL.
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  • ALL.PEOPLE THAT JUDGE YOU ARE NOT
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  • PEOPLE THAT JUDGE YOU ARE NOTBEING HONEST WITH THEMSELVES.
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  • BEING HONEST WITH THEMSELVES.THEY HAVE THEIR OWN ISSUES.
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  • THEY HAVE THEIR OWN ISSUES.THEY'RE JUST WEARING THEIR
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  • THEY'RE JUST WEARING THEIRMASK, HOPING THAT YOU DON'T
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  • MASK, HOPING THAT YOU DON'TNOTICE.
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  • NOTICE.EVERYBODY IS DEALING WITH
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  • EVERYBODY IS DEALING WITHSOMETHING.
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  • SOMETHING.THERE ARE NO PERFECT PEOPLE.
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  • THERE ARE NO PERFECT PEOPLE.BUT WE LIVE IN A SOCIETY THAT
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  • BUT WE LIVE IN A SOCIETY THATSTRESSES IMAGE.
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  • STRESSES IMAGE.IT TELLS US IF WE DON'T HAVE
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  • IT TELLS US IF WE DON'T HAVEIT ALL TOGETHER, IF YOU DON'T
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  • IT ALL TOGETHER, IF YOU DON'TWEAR THE LATEST, DRIVE THE
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  • WEAR THE LATEST, DRIVE THELATEST, HANG OUT WITH THE
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  • LATEST, HANG OUT WITH THEMOST POPULAR, THEN YOU'RE
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  • MOST POPULAR, THEN YOU'RELESS THAN.
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  • LESS THAN.THIS CREATES ALL KINDS OF
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  • THIS CREATES ALL KINDS OFPRETENDING.
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  • PRETENDING.WE'RE IN MASKS, TRYING TO
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  • WE'RE IN MASKS, TRYING TOIMPRESS, AND THAT MAY FEEL
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  • IMPRESS, AND THAT MAY FEELSTRONG, BUT IN FACT, IT'S
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  • STRONG, BUT IN FACT, IT'SWEAK.
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  • WEAK.IF YOU CAN'T BE HONEST WITH
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  • IF YOU CAN'T BE HONEST WITHYOURSELF, IF YOU HAVE TO HIDE
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  • YOURSELF, IF YOU HAVE TO HIDEYOUR STRUGGLES, ACT A CERTAIN
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  • YOUR STRUGGLES, ACT A CERTAINWAY TO KEEP UP YOUR IMAGE,
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  • WAY TO KEEP UP YOUR IMAGE,THAT'S GOING TO KEEP YOU FROM
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  • THAT'S GOING TO KEEP YOU FROMYOUR FULL POTENTIAL.
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  • YOUR FULL POTENTIAL.GOD IS NOT LOOKING FOR THE
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  • GOD IS NOT LOOKING FOR THEIDEAL YOU, THE PRETEND YOU,
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  • IDEAL YOU, THE PRETEND YOU,THE FUTURE YOU; HE'S LOOKING
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  • THE FUTURE YOU; HE'S LOOKINGFOR THE REAL YOU, AND THIS IS
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  • FOR THE REAL YOU, AND THIS ISWHAT THE APOSTLE PAUL DID.
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  • WHAT THE APOSTLE PAUL DID.HE SAID IN PHILIPPIANS 3, "I
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  • HE SAID IN PHILIPPIANS 3, "ICOUNT NOT MYSELF TO HAVE
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  • COUNT NOT MYSELF TO HAVEAPPREHENDED."
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  • APPREHENDED."ONE VERSION SAYS, "I'M STILL
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  • ONE VERSION SAYS, "I'M STILLNOT EVERYTHING THAT I SHOULD
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  • NOT EVERYTHING THAT I SHOULDBE."
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  • BE."NOW, PAUL WAS ONE OF THE
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  • NOW, PAUL WAS ONE OF THEGREATEST APOSTLES THAT EVER
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  • GREATEST APOSTLES THAT EVERLIVED.
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  • LIVED.HE WROTE HALF OF THE BOOKS IN
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  • HE WROTE HALF OF THE BOOKS INTHE NEW TESTAMENT.
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  • THE NEW TESTAMENT.HE WAS A SCHOLAR, A
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  • HE WAS A SCHOLAR, ATHEOLOGIAN.
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  • THEOLOGIAN.HE SPOKE FIVE LANGUAGES.
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  • HE SPOKE FIVE LANGUAGES.NO ONE WAS MORE EFFECTIVE
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  • NO ONE WAS MORE EFFECTIVETHAN PAUL, BUT HE HAD THE
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  • THAN PAUL, BUT HE HAD THEHUMILITY TO ADMIT, "I DON'T
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  • HUMILITY TO ADMIT, "I DON'THAVE IT ALL TOGETHER.
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  • HAVE IT ALL TOGETHER.I'M DOING MY BEST, BUT I'M
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  • I'M DOING MY BEST, BUT I'MNOT THERE YET."
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  • NOT THERE YET."HE COULD'VE LET PRIDE HIDE
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  • HE COULD'VE LET PRIDE HIDEHIS WEAKNESSES, MASK HIS
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  • HIS WEAKNESSES, MASK HISSHORTCOMINGS, BUT HE WAS
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  • SHORTCOMINGS, BUT HE WASVULNERABLE.
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  • VULNERABLE.NOBODY WOULD'VE ARGUED IF
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  • NOBODY WOULD'VE ARGUED IFHE'D HAVE SAID, "HEY, I WROTE
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  • HE'D HAVE SAID, "HEY, I WROTEHALF OF THE SCRIPTURE.
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  • HALF OF THE SCRIPTURE.I'VE ATTAINED THE HIGHEST
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  • I'VE ATTAINED THE HIGHESTLEVEL."
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  • LEVEL."PAUL WAS A GREAT MAN, BUT AS
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  • PAUL WAS A GREAT MAN, BUT ASHE NEARED HIS DEATH, WHEN HE
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  • HE NEARED HIS DEATH, WHEN HECOULD'VE IMPRESSED PEOPLE,
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  • COULD'VE IMPRESSED PEOPLE,WHEN HE COULD'VE BOLSTERED
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  • WHEN HE COULD'VE BOLSTEREDHIS IMAGE, INSTEAD HE TOOK
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  • HIS IMAGE, INSTEAD HE TOOKOFF HIS MASK.
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  • OFF HIS MASK.HE WAS REAL.
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  • HE WAS REAL.THAT'S THE KIND OF PEOPLE GOD
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  • THAT'S THE KIND OF PEOPLE GODPROMOTES.
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  • PROMOTES.THERE'S POWER IN
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  • THERE'S POWER INVULNERABILITY.
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  • VULNERABILITY.IT'S OKAY TO SAY, "I'M NOT
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  • IT'S OKAY TO SAY, "I'M NOTTHERE YET.
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  • THERE YET.I'M STILL STRUGGLING WITH
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  • I'M STILL STRUGGLING WITHTHESE ISSUES, BUT I'M NOT
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  • THESE ISSUES, BUT I'M NOTGOING TO WEAR A MASK.
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  • GOING TO WEAR A MASK.I'M NOT GOING AROUND
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  • I'M NOT GOING AROUNDPRETENDING.
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  • PRETENDING.I'M AT PEACE WITH NOT BEING
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  • I'M AT PEACE WITH NOT BEINGPERFECT."
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  • PERFECT."IF YOU'RE NOT VULNERABLE,
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  • IF YOU'RE NOT VULNERABLE,YOU'LL STOP GROWING.
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  • YOU'LL STOP GROWING.IF YOU CAN'T BE HONEST WITH
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  • IF YOU CAN'T BE HONEST WITHYOURSELF AND SAY, "GOD, I
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  • YOURSELF AND SAY, "GOD, INEED YOUR HELP.
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  • NEED YOUR HELP.I'M ACTING STRONG, BUT GOD,
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  • I'M ACTING STRONG, BUT GOD,I'M AFRAID.
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  • I'M AFRAID.I DON'T KNOW WHICH WAY TO
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  • I DON'T KNOW WHICH WAY TOGO," WHEN YOU EMPTY YOURSELF
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  • GO," WHEN YOU EMPTY YOURSELFOUT, THEN GOD WILL FILL YOU.
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  • OUT, THEN GOD WILL FILL YOU.BUT GOD CANNOT FILL A VESSEL
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  • BUT GOD CANNOT FILL A VESSELTHAT'S ALREADY FULL.
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  • THAT'S ALREADY FULL.IF YOU'RE FULL OF YOURSELF,
  • 00:05:18.697 --> 00:05:19.631
  • IF YOU'RE FULL OF YOURSELF,ACTING--I SAID IT
  • 00:05:19.631 --> 00:05:22.067
  • ACTING--I SAID ITNICE--ACTING, PRETENDING,
  • 00:05:22.067 --> 00:05:23.468
  • NICE--ACTING, PRETENDING,WEARING MASKS, THERE'S NO
  • 00:05:23.468 --> 00:05:25.070
  • WEARING MASKS, THERE'S NOROOM FOR GOD.
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  • ROOM FOR GOD.BUT WHEN WE HUMBLE OURSELVES
  • 00:05:27.205 --> 00:05:28.740
  • BUT WHEN WE HUMBLE OURSELVESAND EMPTY OUT OUR PRIDE, OUR
  • 00:05:28.740 --> 00:05:30.575
  • AND EMPTY OUT OUR PRIDE, OURDOUBTS, OUR FEARS, THEN GOD
  • 00:05:30.575 --> 00:05:31.710
  • DOUBTS, OUR FEARS, THEN GODWILL FILL US WITH FAVOR, WITH
  • 00:05:31.710 --> 00:05:32.544
  • WILL FILL US WITH FAVOR, WITHSTRENGTH.
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  • STRENGTH.HE'LL HELP US GET TO THE NEXT
  • 00:05:33.378 --> 00:05:34.813
  • HE'LL HELP US GET TO THE NEXTLEVEL.
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  • LEVEL.MARK CHAPTER 9, A MAN HAD A
  • 00:05:36.415 --> 00:05:37.983
  • MARK CHAPTER 9, A MAN HAD ASON THAT WAS SICK WITH
  • 00:05:37.983 --> 00:05:39.818
  • SON THAT WAS SICK WITHSOMETHING LIKE EPILEPSY.
  • 00:05:39.818 --> 00:05:40.919
  • SOMETHING LIKE EPILEPSY.HE BROUGHT HIM TO JESUS AND
  • 00:05:40.919 --> 00:05:42.821
  • HE BROUGHT HIM TO JESUS ANDSAID, "SIR, MY SON HAS ALL
  • 00:05:42.821 --> 00:05:44.523
  • SAID, "SIR, MY SON HAS ALLTHESE CONVULSIONS.
  • 00:05:44.523 --> 00:05:45.924
  • THESE CONVULSIONS.IF YOU CAN DO ANYTHING,
  • 00:05:45.924 --> 00:05:47.058
  • IF YOU CAN DO ANYTHING,PLEASE HAVE COMPASSION ON
  • 00:05:47.058 --> 00:05:47.959
  • PLEASE HAVE COMPASSION ONUS."
  • 00:05:47.959 --> 00:05:50.095
  • US."JESUS SAID, "IF YOU BELIEVE,
  • 00:05:50.095 --> 00:05:52.030
  • JESUS SAID, "IF YOU BELIEVE,ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE."
  • 00:05:52.030 --> 00:05:53.298
  • ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE."THE MAN SAID, "YES LORD, I
  • 00:05:53.298 --> 00:05:55.834
  • THE MAN SAID, "YES LORD, IBELIEVE, BUT HELP ME IN MY
  • 00:05:55.834 --> 00:05:57.202
  • BELIEVE, BUT HELP ME IN MYUNBELIEF."
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  • UNBELIEF."HE WAS HONEST.
  • 00:05:58.470 --> 00:05:59.905
  • HE WAS HONEST.HE WAS BEING VULNERABLE.
  • 00:05:59.905 --> 00:06:01.606
  • HE WAS BEING VULNERABLE.JESUS COULD'VE SAID, "I JUST
  • 00:06:01.606 --> 00:06:03.108
  • JESUS COULD'VE SAID, "I JUSTTOLD YOU I'D DO IT.
  • 00:06:03.108 --> 00:06:03.975
  • TOLD YOU I'D DO IT.WHAT DO YOU MEAN YOU HAVE
  • 00:06:03.975 --> 00:06:05.076
  • WHAT DO YOU MEAN YOU HAVEDOUBTS, YOU DON'T BELIEVE?
  • 00:06:05.076 --> 00:06:05.944
  • DOUBTS, YOU DON'T BELIEVE?I'M GOING TO GO FIND SOMEBODY
  • 00:06:05.944 --> 00:06:07.012
  • I'M GOING TO GO FIND SOMEBODYELSE."
  • 00:06:07.012 --> 00:06:08.079
  • ELSE."NO, WHEN WE'RE HONEST WITH
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  • NO, WHEN WE'RE HONEST WITHGOD, WHEN WE'RE REAL, HE
  • 00:06:10.415 --> 00:06:12.150
  • GOD, WHEN WE'RE REAL, HEDOESN'T JUDGE US, HE DOESN'T
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  • DOESN'T JUDGE US, HE DOESN'TTURN THE OTHER WAY, HE COMES
  • 00:06:13.852 --> 00:06:15.187
  • TURN THE OTHER WAY, HE COMESTO US.
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  • TO US.JESUS WENT AND HEALED THIS
  • 00:06:16.721 --> 00:06:18.256
  • JESUS WENT AND HEALED THISMAN'S SON.
  • 00:06:18.256 --> 00:06:20.158
  • MAN'S SON.WHEN YOU TAKE OFF THE MASK
  • 00:06:20.158 --> 00:06:22.060
  • WHEN YOU TAKE OFF THE MASKAND GET DOWN TO THE REAL YOU,
  • 00:06:22.060 --> 00:06:23.361
  • AND GET DOWN TO THE REAL YOU,MAYBE THE DOUBTING YOU, THE
  • 00:06:23.361 --> 00:06:25.297
  • MAYBE THE DOUBTING YOU, THELONELY YOU, THE INSECURE YOU,
  • 00:06:25.297 --> 00:06:26.965
  • LONELY YOU, THE INSECURE YOU,WHEN YOU'RE VULNERABLE, GOD
  • 00:06:26.965 --> 00:06:28.800
  • WHEN YOU'RE VULNERABLE, GODWILL BEGIN TO CHANGE THINGS.
  • 00:06:28.800 --> 00:06:30.302
  • WILL BEGIN TO CHANGE THINGS.BUT SOMETIMES WE THINK WE
  • 00:06:30.302 --> 00:06:32.237
  • BUT SOMETIMES WE THINK WEHAVE TO ALWAYS BE STRONG IN
  • 00:06:32.237 --> 00:06:34.439
  • HAVE TO ALWAYS BE STRONG INFAITH, STRONG IN COURAGE.
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  • FAITH, STRONG IN COURAGE.WE CAN'T ADMIT WE HAVE
  • 00:06:35.240 --> 00:06:37.175
  • WE CAN'T ADMIT WE HAVEDOUBTS, WE HAVE FEARS.
  • 00:06:37.175 --> 00:06:38.510
  • DOUBTS, WE HAVE FEARS.THE SCRIPTURE SAYS, "LET THE
  • 00:06:38.510 --> 00:06:41.012
  • THE SCRIPTURE SAYS, "LET THEWEAK SAY, 'I AM STRONG.'"
  • 00:06:41.012 --> 00:06:42.380
  • WEAK SAY, 'I AM STRONG.'"IT DOESN'T SAY YOU SHOULD
  • 00:06:42.380 --> 00:06:44.182
  • IT DOESN'T SAY YOU SHOULDNEVER FEEL WEAK, NEVER HAVE
  • 00:06:44.182 --> 00:06:45.116
  • NEVER FEEL WEAK, NEVER HAVEDOUBTS, NEVER FEEL
  • 00:06:45.116 --> 00:06:46.318
  • DOUBTS, NEVER FEELDISCOURAGED.
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  • DISCOURAGED.NO, "GOD, I FEEL WEAK TODAY,
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  • NO, "GOD, I FEEL WEAK TODAY,BUT I KNOW IN YOU I'M STRONG.
  • 00:06:50.622 --> 00:06:51.923
  • BUT I KNOW IN YOU I'M STRONG.GOD, I'M CONCERNED ABOUT MY
  • 00:06:51.923 --> 00:06:52.858
  • GOD, I'M CONCERNED ABOUT MYFINANCES.
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  • FINANCES.I DON'T SEE HOW IT COULD WORK
  • 00:06:53.758 --> 00:06:54.459
  • I DON'T SEE HOW IT COULD WORKOUT.
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  • OUT.LORD, HELP ME TO BELIEVE."
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  • LORD, HELP ME TO BELIEVE."THAT'S BEING HONEST BEFORE
  • 00:06:58.096 --> 00:06:58.997
  • THAT'S BEING HONEST BEFOREGOD.
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  • GOD.THAT'S BEING VULNERABLE.
  • 00:07:00.732 --> 00:07:01.700
  • THAT'S BEING VULNERABLE.THE FIRST TIME JOHN THE
  • 00:07:01.700 --> 00:07:03.668
  • THE FIRST TIME JOHN THEBAPTIST SAW JESUS, HE SAID,
  • 00:07:03.668 --> 00:07:05.637
  • BAPTIST SAW JESUS, HE SAID,"BEHOLD, THE LAMB OF GOD."
  • 00:07:05.637 --> 00:07:07.706
  • "BEHOLD, THE LAMB OF GOD."HE KNEW HE WAS THE MESSIAH.
  • 00:07:07.706 --> 00:07:09.608
  • HE KNEW HE WAS THE MESSIAH.IN MATTHEW CHAPTER 3, JOHN
  • 00:07:09.608 --> 00:07:11.510
  • IN MATTHEW CHAPTER 3, JOHNWAS BAPTIZING JESUS.
  • 00:07:11.510 --> 00:07:12.344
  • WAS BAPTIZING JESUS.WHEN HE CAME UP OUT OF THE
  • 00:07:12.344 --> 00:07:14.346
  • WHEN HE CAME UP OUT OF THEWATER, A DOVE LANDED ON
  • 00:07:14.346 --> 00:07:16.781
  • WATER, A DOVE LANDED ONJESUS, THE HEAVENS OPENED UP,
  • 00:07:16.781 --> 00:07:18.517
  • JESUS, THE HEAVENS OPENED UP,A VOICE BOOMED OUT, SAYING,
  • 00:07:18.517 --> 00:07:20.552
  • A VOICE BOOMED OUT, SAYING,"THIS IS MY BELOVED SON IN
  • 00:07:20.552 --> 00:07:22.754
  • "THIS IS MY BELOVED SON INWHOM I AM WELL PLEASED."
  • 00:07:22.754 --> 00:07:23.989
  • WHOM I AM WELL PLEASED."IF ANYONE SHOULD'VE BEEN A
  • 00:07:23.989 --> 00:07:25.190
  • IF ANYONE SHOULD'VE BEEN AMAN OF FAITH, IT WOULD'VE
  • 00:07:25.190 --> 00:07:26.558
  • MAN OF FAITH, IT WOULD'VEBEEN JOHN.
  • 00:07:26.558 --> 00:07:28.159
  • BEEN JOHN.HE BAPTIZED JESUS.
  • 00:07:28.159 --> 00:07:30.195
  • HE BAPTIZED JESUS.BUT A FEW CHAPTERS LATER, IN
  • 00:07:30.195 --> 00:07:32.197
  • BUT A FEW CHAPTERS LATER, INCHAPTER 11 WHEN HE WAS IN
  • 00:07:32.197 --> 00:07:34.199
  • CHAPTER 11 WHEN HE WAS INPRISON, JOHN STARTED HAVING
  • 00:07:34.199 --> 00:07:36.167
  • PRISON, JOHN STARTED HAVINGDOUBTS, THINKING, "IS HE
  • 00:07:36.167 --> 00:07:37.736
  • DOUBTS, THINKING, "IS HEREALLY THE MESSIAH?
  • 00:07:37.736 --> 00:07:38.436
  • REALLY THE MESSIAH?IS HE REALLY THE SON OF
  • 00:07:38.436 --> 00:07:39.437
  • IS HE REALLY THE SON OFGOD?"
  • 00:07:39.437 --> 00:07:40.539
  • GOD?"JOHN SENT TWO OF HIS
  • 00:07:40.539 --> 00:07:43.241
  • JOHN SENT TWO OF HISDISCIPLES TO SEE IF JESUS WAS
  • 00:07:43.241 --> 00:07:45.043
  • DISCIPLES TO SEE IF JESUS WASWHO HE REALLY SAID HE WAS.
  • 00:07:45.043 --> 00:07:46.645
  • WHO HE REALLY SAID HE WAS.NOW, YOU WOULD THINK IF YOU
  • 00:07:46.645 --> 00:07:48.713
  • NOW, YOU WOULD THINK IF YOUSAW THE HEAVENS OPENED UP, IF
  • 00:07:48.713 --> 00:07:50.882
  • SAW THE HEAVENS OPENED UP, IFYOU HEARD THE VOICE BOOM OUT,
  • 00:07:50.882 --> 00:07:52.083
  • YOU HEARD THE VOICE BOOM OUT,YOU WOULD BELIEVE, YOU
  • 00:07:52.083 --> 00:07:53.451
  • YOU WOULD BELIEVE, YOUWOULDN'T CHANGE YOUR MIND,
  • 00:07:53.451 --> 00:07:56.054
  • WOULDN'T CHANGE YOUR MIND,BUT EVEN JOHN HAD DOUBTS.
  • 00:07:56.054 --> 00:07:57.355
  • BUT EVEN JOHN HAD DOUBTS.EVEN HE DIDN'T HAVE IT ALL
  • 00:07:57.355 --> 00:07:58.456
  • EVEN HE DIDN'T HAVE IT ALLFIGURED OUT.
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  • FIGURED OUT.HE WAS VULNERABLE.
  • 00:08:00.225 --> 00:08:01.826
  • HE WAS VULNERABLE.HE COULD'VE SAID, "I BAPTIZED
  • 00:08:01.826 --> 00:08:03.028
  • HE COULD'VE SAID, "I BAPTIZEDTHE MAN.
  • 00:08:03.028 --> 00:08:04.229
  • THE MAN.I TOLD PEOPLE HE WAS THE LAMB
  • 00:08:04.229 --> 00:08:05.297
  • I TOLD PEOPLE HE WAS THE LAMBOF GOD.
  • 00:08:05.297 --> 00:08:07.032
  • OF GOD.I CAN'T LET ANYONE KNOW THAT
  • 00:08:07.032 --> 00:08:08.567
  • I CAN'T LET ANYONE KNOW THATI'M NOT SURE NOW.
  • 00:08:08.567 --> 00:08:10.168
  • I'M NOT SURE NOW.I HAVE TO KEEP UP MY IMAGE.
  • 00:08:10.168 --> 00:08:11.803
  • I HAVE TO KEEP UP MY IMAGE.I HAVE TO WEAR THIS MASK."
  • 00:08:11.803 --> 00:08:14.205
  • I HAVE TO WEAR THIS MASK."JOHN'S ATTITUDE WAS, "I'M NOT
  • 00:08:14.205 --> 00:08:15.640
  • JOHN'S ATTITUDE WAS, "I'M NOTA PRETENDER.
  • 00:08:15.640 --> 00:08:16.741
  • A PRETENDER.I'M NOT TRYING TO IMPRESS
  • 00:08:16.741 --> 00:08:17.576
  • I'M NOT TRYING TO IMPRESSPEOPLE.
  • 00:08:17.576 --> 00:08:18.677
  • PEOPLE.GO ASK HIM IF HE'S THE SON
  • 00:08:18.677 --> 00:08:20.078
  • GO ASK HIM IF HE'S THE SONOF GOD."
  • 00:08:20.078 --> 00:08:21.613
  • OF GOD."WHAT'S INTERESTING IS JESUS
  • 00:08:21.613 --> 00:08:23.281
  • WHAT'S INTERESTING IS JESUSDIDN'T GET UPSET.
  • 00:08:23.281 --> 00:08:24.816
  • DIDN'T GET UPSET.HE DIDN'T SAY, "TELL JOHN HE
  • 00:08:24.816 --> 00:08:26.251
  • HE DIDN'T SAY, "TELL JOHN HENEEDS TO HAVE MORE FAITH.
  • 00:08:26.251 --> 00:08:27.652
  • NEEDS TO HAVE MORE FAITH.I'M DISAPPOINTED IN HIM."
  • 00:08:27.652 --> 00:08:29.654
  • I'M DISAPPOINTED IN HIM."JESUS UNDERSTOOD.
  • 00:08:29.654 --> 00:08:31.489
  • JESUS UNDERSTOOD.HE SAID, "TELL JOHN THE BLIND
  • 00:08:31.489 --> 00:08:33.425
  • HE SAID, "TELL JOHN THE BLINDSEE, THE CRIPPLED WALK, THE
  • 00:08:33.425 --> 00:08:34.526
  • SEE, THE CRIPPLED WALK, THELEPERS ARE CURED.
  • 00:08:34.526 --> 00:08:35.360
  • LEPERS ARE CURED.TELL HIM YES, I AM THE
  • 00:08:35.360 --> 00:08:36.995
  • TELL HIM YES, I AM THEMESSIAH."
  • 00:08:36.995 --> 00:08:38.697
  • MESSIAH."SO, WHEN YOU HAVE DOUBTS,
  • 00:08:38.697 --> 00:08:40.398
  • SO, WHEN YOU HAVE DOUBTS,THINGS YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND,
  • 00:08:40.398 --> 00:08:41.900
  • THINGS YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND,DON'T BE DOWN ON YOURSELF.
  • 00:08:41.900 --> 00:08:43.134
  • DON'T BE DOWN ON YOURSELF.YOU DIDN'T SEE THE HEAVENS
  • 00:08:43.134 --> 00:08:44.336
  • YOU DIDN'T SEE THE HEAVENSOPEN UP.
  • 00:08:44.336 --> 00:08:45.270
  • OPEN UP.YOU DIDN'T HEAR THE VOICE
  • 00:08:45.270 --> 00:08:46.104
  • YOU DIDN'T HEAR THE VOICEBOOM OUT.
  • 00:08:46.104 --> 00:08:48.373
  • BOOM OUT.JOHN HAD ALL THESE SIGNS, BUT
  • 00:08:48.373 --> 00:08:50.375
  • JOHN HAD ALL THESE SIGNS, BUTIT DIDN'T DISQUALIFY HIM.
  • 00:08:50.375 --> 00:08:51.977
  • IT DIDN'T DISQUALIFY HIM.GOD WAS NOT DISAPPOINTED IN
  • 00:08:51.977 --> 00:08:53.378
  • GOD WAS NOT DISAPPOINTED INJOHN AND HE'S NOT
  • 00:08:53.378 --> 00:08:55.146
  • JOHN AND HE'S NOTDISAPPOINTED IN YOU.
  • 00:08:55.146 --> 00:08:56.114
  • DISAPPOINTED IN YOU.YOU MAY NOT BE WHERE YOU
  • 00:08:56.114 --> 00:08:57.082
  • YOU MAY NOT BE WHERE YOUTHINK YOU SHOULD BE.
  • 00:08:57.082 --> 00:08:58.216
  • THINK YOU SHOULD BE.YOU HAVE THESE QUESTIONS.
  • 00:08:58.216 --> 00:09:00.619
  • YOU HAVE THESE QUESTIONS.IT'S OKAY TO SAY, LIKE PAUL,
  • 00:09:00.619 --> 00:09:02.887
  • IT'S OKAY TO SAY, LIKE PAUL,"I HAVEN'T APPREHENDED IT ALL
  • 00:09:02.887 --> 00:09:03.755
  • "I HAVEN'T APPREHENDED IT ALLJUST YET.
  • 00:09:03.755 --> 00:09:04.889
  • JUST YET.I'M ON A JOURNEY.
  • 00:09:04.889 --> 00:09:05.857
  • I'M ON A JOURNEY.I'M GROWING.
  • 00:09:05.857 --> 00:09:07.993
  • STAY TUNED FOR MORE OF
  • 00:09:09.127 --> 00:09:10.195
  • .
  • 00:09:10.829 --> 00:09:11.730
  • .> BEN: WE HAVE 3 BEAUTIFUL
  • 00:09:11.730 --> 00:09:13.732
  • > BEN: WE HAVE 3 BEAUTIFULCHILDREN. NATHANIEL WHO IS 13.
  • 00:09:13.732 --> 00:09:14.866
  • CHILDREN. NATHANIEL WHO IS 13.THEN WE HAVE TWIN GIRLS,
  • 00:09:14.866 --> 00:09:16.935
  • THEN WE HAVE TWIN GIRLS,SOPHIA AND ALEA. THEY'RE
  • 00:09:16.935 --> 00:09:19.337
  • SOPHIA AND ALEA. THEY'REIDENTICAL TWINS. SOPHIA WAS BORN
  • 00:09:19.337 --> 00:09:22.173
  • IDENTICAL TWINS. SOPHIA WAS BORNWITH SOME MEDICAL ISSUES.
  • 00:09:22.173 --> 00:09:23.808
  • WITH SOME MEDICAL ISSUES.> MERCY: HER TWIN WAS DOING
  • 00:09:23.808 --> 00:09:25.310
  • > MERCY: HER TWIN WAS DOINGWELL BUT WE COULD HEAR THE PANIC
  • 00:09:25.310 --> 00:09:26.711
  • WELL BUT WE COULD HEAR THE PANICIN THE DOCTORS VOICES AS THEY
  • 00:09:26.711 --> 00:09:27.579
  • IN THE DOCTORS VOICES AS THEYWERE DISCUSSING HER. SHE WAS IN
  • 00:09:27.579 --> 00:09:29.514
  • WERE DISCUSSING HER. SHE WAS INDISTRESS.
  • 00:09:29.514 --> 00:09:30.548
  • DISTRESS.WE THOUGHT OUR HEALTH CONCERNS
  • 00:09:30.548 --> 00:09:31.916
  • WE THOUGHT OUR HEALTH CONCERNSWERE OVER AFTER THE PREGNANCY
  • 00:09:31.916 --> 00:09:32.751
  • WERE OVER AFTER THE PREGNANCYAND NOW WE POTENTIALLY FACED
  • 00:09:32.751 --> 00:09:35.520
  • AND NOW WE POTENTIALLY FACEDA LIFETIME OF UNKNOWN PROBLEMS
  • 00:09:35.520 --> 00:09:36.888
  • A LIFETIME OF UNKNOWN PROBLEMSAND HEALTH CONCERNS.
  • 00:09:36.888 --> 00:09:38.757
  • AND HEALTH CONCERNS.> BEN: WE'VE BEEN ATTENDING
  • 00:09:38.757 --> 00:09:40.525
  • > BEN: WE'VE BEEN ATTENDINGLAKEWOOD FOR ABOUT 12 YEARS NOW.
  • 00:09:40.525 --> 00:09:41.459
  • LAKEWOOD FOR ABOUT 12 YEARS NOW.> MERCY: AS WE CONTINUED TO
  • 00:09:41.459 --> 00:09:42.661
  • > MERCY: AS WE CONTINUED TOCOME AND WERE STRENGTHENED BY
  • 00:09:42.661 --> 00:09:43.995
  • COME AND WERE STRENGTHENED BYTHE MESSAGES AND THE WORSHIP,
  • 00:09:43.995 --> 00:09:45.930
  • THE MESSAGES AND THE WORSHIP,I COULD TELL THAT BOTH OF OUR
  • 00:09:45.930 --> 00:09:47.932
  • I COULD TELL THAT BOTH OF OURPERSPECTIVES STARTED TO SHIFT.
  • 00:09:47.932 --> 00:09:49.467
  • PERSPECTIVES STARTED TO SHIFT.WE REALIZED THAT GOD HAD NOT
  • 00:09:49.467 --> 00:09:51.569
  • WE REALIZED THAT GOD HAD NOTABANDONED US.
  • 00:09:51.569 --> 00:09:52.771
  • ABANDONED US.IT WAS ABOUT 3 YEARS AGO AND
  • 00:09:52.771 --> 00:09:54.639
  • IT WAS ABOUT 3 YEARS AGO ANDSOPHIA LEARNED THE CONFIDENCE
  • 00:09:54.639 --> 00:09:57.075
  • SOPHIA LEARNED THE CONFIDENCETHAT WE WERE EXPERIENCING IN
  • 00:09:57.075 --> 00:09:57.976
  • THAT WE WERE EXPERIENCING INCHURCH.
  • 00:09:57.976 --> 00:09:59.344
  • CHURCH.BECAUSE SHE DECIDED THAT SHE
  • 00:09:59.344 --> 00:10:02.013
  • BECAUSE SHE DECIDED THAT SHEWAS GOING TO NOT LET THE
  • 00:10:02.013 --> 00:10:03.214
  • WAS GOING TO NOT LET THELIMITATIONS ON HER BODY HOLD
  • 00:10:03.214 --> 00:10:04.582
  • LIMITATIONS ON HER BODY HOLDHER BACK ANY LONGER. SHE
  • 00:10:04.582 --> 00:10:08.186
  • HER BACK ANY LONGER. SHESTARTED TRYING TO FIRST STAND.
  • 00:10:08.186 --> 00:10:09.054
  • STARTED TRYING TO FIRST STAND.A FEW MONTHS LATER, SHE STARTED
  • 00:10:09.054 --> 00:10:11.456
  • A FEW MONTHS LATER, SHE STARTEDTAKING A FEW STEPS INDEPENDENTLY
  • 00:10:11.456 --> 00:10:12.590
  • TAKING A FEW STEPS INDEPENDENTLYAND THEN IT DIDN'T END THERE.
  • 00:10:12.590 --> 00:10:13.992
  • AND THEN IT DIDN'T END THERE.SHE STARTED TO WALK
  • 00:10:13.992 --> 00:10:15.493
  • SHE STARTED TO WALKINDEPENDENTLY. AND WE WERE
  • 00:10:15.493 --> 00:10:17.162
  • INDEPENDENTLY. AND WE WEREOVERJOYED. IT WAS SUCH A
  • 00:10:17.162 --> 00:10:19.964
  • OVERJOYED. IT WAS SUCH AMIRACULOUS TIME FOR OUR FAMILY.
  • 00:10:19.964 --> 00:10:21.199
  • MIRACULOUS TIME FOR OUR FAMILY.> BEN: PASTOR JOEL ALWAYS SAYS
  • 00:10:21.199 --> 00:10:23.068
  • > BEN: PASTOR JOEL ALWAYS SAYSOUR BEST IS STILL AHEAD OF US,
  • 00:10:23.068 --> 00:10:24.169
  • OUR BEST IS STILL AHEAD OF US,THEY'RE NOT BEHIND US.
  • 00:10:24.169 --> 00:10:24.936
  • THEY'RE NOT BEHIND US.> MERCY: SO AT 9 YEARS OLD,
  • 00:10:24.936 --> 00:10:26.271
  • > MERCY: SO AT 9 YEARS OLD,SOPHIA HAS ALOT MORE OBSTACLES
  • 00:10:26.271 --> 00:10:27.839
  • SOPHIA HAS ALOT MORE OBSTACLESTO OVERCOME AND QUITE THE
  • 00:10:27.839 --> 00:10:28.940
  • TO OVERCOME AND QUITE THEJOURNEY AHEAD OF HER.
  • 00:10:28.940 --> 00:10:30.275
  • JOURNEY AHEAD OF HER.AND AS PARENTS, WE'RE
  • 00:10:30.275 --> 00:10:31.276
  • AND AS PARENTS, WE'REBELIEVING THAT SHE WILL
  • 00:10:31.276 --> 00:10:32.310
  • BELIEVING THAT SHE WILLCONTINUE TO DEVELOP
  • 00:10:32.310 --> 00:10:34.012
  • CONTINUE TO DEVELOPINTELLECTUALLY AND PHYSICALLY.
  • 00:10:34.012 --> 00:10:35.880
  • INTELLECTUALLY AND PHYSICALLY.BUT OUR TESTIMONY FOR HER IS
  • 00:10:35.880 --> 00:10:37.716
  • BUT OUR TESTIMONY FOR HER ISTHAT GOD HAS BEEN FAITHFUL
  • 00:10:37.716 --> 00:10:39.184
  • THAT GOD HAS BEEN FAITHFULAND HE WILL CONTINUE TO BE
  • 00:10:39.184 --> 00:10:40.885
  • AND HE WILL CONTINUE TO BEFAITHFUL AND THAT THE BEST DAYS
  • 00:10:40.885 --> 00:10:42.153
  • FAITHFUL AND THAT THE BEST DAYSFOR SOPHIA ARE STILL AHEAD OF
  • 00:10:42.153 --> 00:10:43.088
  • SO OFTEN, WE THINK WE HAVE TO
  • 00:10:44.255 --> 00:10:46.091
  • SO OFTEN, WE THINK WE HAVE TOHIDE OUR STRUGGLES.
  • 00:10:46.091 --> 00:10:47.092
  • HIDE OUR STRUGGLES.WE CAN'T LET GOD KNOW OUR
  • 00:10:47.092 --> 00:10:48.026
  • WE CAN'T LET GOD KNOW OURFEARS.
  • 00:10:48.026 --> 00:10:48.860
  • FEARS.THAT WOULDN'T BE A PERSON OF
  • 00:10:48.860 --> 00:10:49.994
  • THAT WOULDN'T BE A PERSON OFFAITH.
  • 00:10:49.994 --> 00:10:51.196
  • FAITH.BUT YOU CAN'T OVERCOME A
  • 00:10:51.196 --> 00:10:52.797
  • BUT YOU CAN'T OVERCOME AWEAKNESS IF YOU DON'T GET IT
  • 00:10:52.797 --> 00:10:54.566
  • WEAKNESS IF YOU DON'T GET ITOUT IN THE OPEN.
  • 00:10:54.566 --> 00:10:55.734
  • OUT IN THE OPEN.WHEN YOU'RE HONEST WITH
  • 00:10:55.734 --> 00:10:58.403
  • WHEN YOU'RE HONEST WITHYOURSELF AND HONEST WITH GOD,
  • 00:10:58.403 --> 00:11:00.004
  • YOURSELF AND HONEST WITH GOD,AND SAY, "GOD, HELP ME BREAK
  • 00:11:00.004 --> 00:11:01.272
  • AND SAY, "GOD, HELP ME BREAKTHIS ADDICTION.
  • 00:11:01.272 --> 00:11:03.108
  • THIS ADDICTION.I CAN'T DO IT ON MY OWN.
  • 00:11:03.108 --> 00:11:03.842
  • I CAN'T DO IT ON MY OWN.GOD, HELP ME TO NOT BE
  • 00:11:03.842 --> 00:11:05.276
  • GOD, HELP ME TO NOT BEJEALOUS OF MY CO-WORKER.
  • 00:11:05.276 --> 00:11:06.177
  • JEALOUS OF MY CO-WORKER.HELP ME TO BE MORE
  • 00:11:06.177 --> 00:11:07.779
  • HELP ME TO BE MOREDISCIPLINED IN WHAT I WATCH,"
  • 00:11:07.779 --> 00:11:09.214
  • DISCIPLINED IN WHAT I WATCH,"THAT'S THE FIRST STEP TO
  • 00:11:09.214 --> 00:11:10.882
  • THAT'S THE FIRST STEP TOGETTING BETTER.
  • 00:11:10.882 --> 00:11:12.383
  • GETTING BETTER.BUT SOMETIMES, RELIGION HAS
  • 00:11:12.383 --> 00:11:14.052
  • BUT SOMETIMES, RELIGION HASTAUGHT US THAT GOD WILL
  • 00:11:14.052 --> 00:11:15.620
  • TAUGHT US THAT GOD WILLCONDEMN US, MAKE US FEEL
  • 00:11:15.620 --> 00:11:16.454
  • CONDEMN US, MAKE US FEELGUILTY.
  • 00:11:16.454 --> 00:11:18.623
  • GUILTY.THAT'S NOT THE WAY GOD IS.
  • 00:11:18.623 --> 00:11:20.425
  • THAT'S NOT THE WAY GOD IS.LIKE WITH JOHN THE BAPTIST,
  • 00:11:20.425 --> 00:11:22.327
  • LIKE WITH JOHN THE BAPTIST,GOD UNDERSTANDS OUR DOUBTS,
  • 00:11:22.327 --> 00:11:24.729
  • GOD UNDERSTANDS OUR DOUBTS,OUR WEAKNESSES, OUR FAILURES,
  • 00:11:24.729 --> 00:11:26.297
  • OUR WEAKNESSES, OUR FAILURES,AND WHEN WE HUMBLE OURSELVES
  • 00:11:26.297 --> 00:11:29.000
  • AND WHEN WE HUMBLE OURSELVESAND ASK HIM FOR HIS HELP,
  • 00:11:29.000 --> 00:11:30.835
  • AND ASK HIM FOR HIS HELP,WHEN WE'RE VULNERABLE, WE SAY
  • 00:11:30.835 --> 00:11:32.470
  • WHEN WE'RE VULNERABLE, WE SAYLIKE PAUL, "I DON'T HAVE IT
  • 00:11:32.470 --> 00:11:34.105
  • LIKE PAUL, "I DON'T HAVE ITALL TOGETHER," WE SAY LIKE
  • 00:11:34.105 --> 00:11:36.307
  • ALL TOGETHER," WE SAY LIKEJOHN, "I HAVE THESE DOUBTS,"
  • 00:11:36.307 --> 00:11:37.475
  • JOHN, "I HAVE THESE DOUBTS,"WE SAY LIKE THE MAN AND HIS
  • 00:11:37.475 --> 00:11:39.177
  • WE SAY LIKE THE MAN AND HISSON, "LORD, HELP ME TO
  • 00:11:39.177 --> 00:11:41.179
  • SON, "LORD, HELP ME TOBELIEVE," THAT'S WHEN THE
  • 00:11:41.179 --> 00:11:42.680
  • BELIEVE," THAT'S WHEN THECREATOR OF THE UNIVERSE WILL
  • 00:11:42.680 --> 00:11:44.516
  • CREATOR OF THE UNIVERSE WILLHELP YOU OVERCOME WHAT YOU
  • 00:11:44.516 --> 00:11:46.451
  • HELP YOU OVERCOME WHAT YOUCOULD NOT OVERCOME.
  • 00:11:46.451 --> 00:11:47.919
  • COULD NOT OVERCOME.ARE YOU WEARING A MASK,
  • 00:11:47.919 --> 00:11:49.754
  • ARE YOU WEARING A MASK,PRETENDING, TRYING TO PROTECT
  • 00:11:49.754 --> 00:11:51.256
  • PRETENDING, TRYING TO PROTECTYOUR IMAGE IN FRONT OF PEOPLE
  • 00:11:51.256 --> 00:11:53.158
  • YOUR IMAGE IN FRONT OF PEOPLEAND IN FRONT OF GOD?
  • 00:11:53.158 --> 00:11:54.859
  • AND IN FRONT OF GOD?I'M ASKING US TO TAKE OFF THE
  • 00:11:54.859 --> 00:11:55.827
  • I'M ASKING US TO TAKE OFF THEMASK.
  • 00:11:55.827 --> 00:11:57.061
  • MASK.LET'S BE REAL.
  • 00:11:57.061 --> 00:11:58.663
  • LET'S BE REAL.SOMETIMES WE THINK WHEN WE
  • 00:11:58.663 --> 00:12:00.098
  • SOMETIMES WE THINK WHEN WEGET IT ALL TOGETHER, WE'LL BE
  • 00:12:00.098 --> 00:12:01.166
  • GET IT ALL TOGETHER, WE'LL BEHONEST.
  • 00:12:01.166 --> 00:12:02.433
  • HONEST.WHEN WE BREAK THE ADDICTION,
  • 00:12:02.433 --> 00:12:03.468
  • WHEN WE BREAK THE ADDICTION,WHEN WE OVERCOME THE
  • 00:12:03.468 --> 00:12:05.336
  • WHEN WE OVERCOME THETEMPTATION, THEN GOD WILL
  • 00:12:05.336 --> 00:12:06.671
  • TEMPTATION, THEN GOD WILLACCEPT US, THEN HE'LL BE
  • 00:12:06.671 --> 00:12:08.406
  • ACCEPT US, THEN HE'LL BEPLEASED WITH ME.
  • 00:12:08.406 --> 00:12:09.941
  • PLEASED WITH ME.BUT GOD IS NOT WAITING FOR
  • 00:12:09.941 --> 00:12:11.543
  • BUT GOD IS NOT WAITING FORTHE PERFECT YOU, FOR THE
  • 00:12:11.543 --> 00:12:13.211
  • THE PERFECT YOU, FOR THECLEANED UP YOU, FOR THE NO
  • 00:12:13.211 --> 00:12:14.279
  • CLEANED UP YOU, FOR THE NODOUBTS YOU.
  • 00:12:14.279 --> 00:12:15.613
  • DOUBTS YOU.HE'S WAITING FOR THE REAL
  • 00:12:15.613 --> 00:12:17.582
  • HE'S WAITING FOR THE REALYOU, THE VULNERABLE YOU, THE
  • 00:12:17.582 --> 00:12:19.217
  • YOU, THE VULNERABLE YOU, THEHONEST YOU.
  • 00:12:19.217 --> 00:12:21.586
  • HONEST YOU.GOD ALREADY KNOWS EVERYTHING
  • 00:12:21.586 --> 00:12:23.087
  • GOD ALREADY KNOWS EVERYTHINGABOUT US.
  • 00:12:23.087 --> 00:12:24.989
  • ABOUT US.THERE IS A FREEDOM WHEN YOU
  • 00:12:24.989 --> 00:12:26.825
  • THERE IS A FREEDOM WHEN YOUCAN COME TO GOD OPEN AND
  • 00:12:26.825 --> 00:12:28.426
  • CAN COME TO GOD OPEN ANDHONEST, KNOWING THAT HE
  • 00:12:28.426 --> 00:12:30.562
  • HONEST, KNOWING THAT HEDOESN'T CONDEMN YOU, HE'S NOT
  • 00:12:30.562 --> 00:12:33.164
  • DOESN'T CONDEMN YOU, HE'S NOTFINDING FAULT, HE HAS MERCY
  • 00:12:33.164 --> 00:12:35.300
  • FINDING FAULT, HE HAS MERCYFOR EVERY MISTAKE, GRACE FOR
  • 00:12:35.300 --> 00:12:36.901
  • FOR EVERY MISTAKE, GRACE FOREVERY WEAKNESS, FAITH FOR
  • 00:12:36.901 --> 00:12:38.403
  • EVERY WEAKNESS, FAITH FOREVERY FEAR.
  • 00:12:38.403 --> 00:12:40.238
  • EVERY FEAR.OUR ATTITUDE SHOULD BE, "GOD,
  • 00:12:40.238 --> 00:12:42.407
  • OUR ATTITUDE SHOULD BE, "GOD,MY LIFE IS AN OPEN BOOK.
  • 00:12:42.407 --> 00:12:44.008
  • MY LIFE IS AN OPEN BOOK.I HAVE NOTHING TO HIDE.
  • 00:12:44.008 --> 00:12:45.543
  • I HAVE NOTHING TO HIDE.YOU KNOW EVERYTHING I AM,
  • 00:12:45.543 --> 00:12:47.178
  • YOU KNOW EVERYTHING I AM,EVERYTHING THAT I'M NOT.
  • 00:12:47.178 --> 00:12:49.214
  • EVERYTHING THAT I'M NOT.MAKE ME, MOLD ME, HELP ME TO
  • 00:12:49.214 --> 00:12:50.915
  • MAKE ME, MOLD ME, HELP ME TOBECOME WHO YOU'VE CREATED ME
  • 00:12:50.915 --> 00:12:52.450
  • BECOME WHO YOU'VE CREATED METO BE."
  • 00:12:52.450 --> 00:12:54.352
  • TO BE."JOHN CHAPTER 4, JESUS WAS AT
  • 00:12:54.352 --> 00:12:56.287
  • JOHN CHAPTER 4, JESUS WAS ATA WELL IN SAMARIA.
  • 00:12:56.287 --> 00:12:57.856
  • A WELL IN SAMARIA.THIS WOMAN CAME OUT TO GET
  • 00:12:57.856 --> 00:12:59.123
  • THIS WOMAN CAME OUT TO GETSOME WATER.
  • 00:12:59.123 --> 00:13:00.291
  • SOME WATER.JESUS ASKED HER FOR SOMETHING
  • 00:13:00.291 --> 00:13:01.359
  • JESUS ASKED HER FOR SOMETHINGTO DRINK.
  • 00:13:01.359 --> 00:13:02.694
  • TO DRINK.SHE WAS SURPRISED.
  • 00:13:02.694 --> 00:13:04.395
  • SHE WAS SURPRISED.SHE SAID, "SIR, YOU'RE A JEW.
  • 00:13:04.395 --> 00:13:05.864
  • SHE SAID, "SIR, YOU'RE A JEW.I'M A SAMARITAN.
  • 00:13:05.864 --> 00:13:06.831
  • I'M A SAMARITAN.WE DON'T HAVE ANYTHING TO DO
  • 00:13:06.831 --> 00:13:08.032
  • WE DON'T HAVE ANYTHING TO DOWITH EACH OTHER.
  • 00:13:08.032 --> 00:13:09.100
  • WITH EACH OTHER.WHY ARE YOU ASKING ME FOR
  • 00:13:09.100 --> 00:13:10.401
  • WHY ARE YOU ASKING ME FORSOMETHING?"
  • 00:13:10.401 --> 00:13:11.870
  • SOMETHING?"JESUS SAID, "IF YOU KNEW WHO
  • 00:13:11.870 --> 00:13:13.905
  • JESUS SAID, "IF YOU KNEW WHOI WAS, YOU WOULD ASK ME, AND
  • 00:13:13.905 --> 00:13:14.939
  • I WAS, YOU WOULD ASK ME, ANDI WOULD GIVE YOU LIVING
  • 00:13:14.939 --> 00:13:16.307
  • I WOULD GIVE YOU LIVINGWATER."
  • 00:13:16.307 --> 00:13:17.508
  • WATER."SHE SAID, "PLEASE, GIVE ME
  • 00:13:17.508 --> 00:13:19.010
  • SHE SAID, "PLEASE, GIVE MESOME OF THAT WATER."
  • 00:13:19.010 --> 00:13:20.278
  • SOME OF THAT WATER."JESUS SAID, "I WILL, BUT GO
  • 00:13:20.278 --> 00:13:22.113
  • JESUS SAID, "I WILL, BUT GOCALL YOUR HUSBAND."
  • 00:13:22.113 --> 00:13:24.015
  • CALL YOUR HUSBAND."I CAN IMAGINE TIME STOPPED
  • 00:13:24.015 --> 00:13:25.450
  • I CAN IMAGINE TIME STOPPEDFOR THIS WOMAN.
  • 00:13:25.450 --> 00:13:27.418
  • FOR THIS WOMAN.SHE HAD HAD FIVE HUSBANDS,
  • 00:13:27.418 --> 00:13:28.353
  • SHE HAD HAD FIVE HUSBANDS,WAS LIVING WITH A MAN SHE
  • 00:13:28.353 --> 00:13:30.154
  • WAS LIVING WITH A MAN SHEWASN'T MARRIED TO.
  • 00:13:30.154 --> 00:13:31.322
  • WASN'T MARRIED TO.LIFE HAD BEEN ROUGH FOR THIS
  • 00:13:31.322 --> 00:13:32.223
  • LIFE HAD BEEN ROUGH FOR THISLADY.
  • 00:13:32.223 --> 00:13:33.124
  • LADY.NO DOUBT, SHE HAD BEEN
  • 00:13:33.124 --> 00:13:34.826
  • NO DOUBT, SHE HAD BEENMISTREATED, TAKEN ADVANTAGE
  • 00:13:34.826 --> 00:13:36.027
  • MISTREATED, TAKEN ADVANTAGEOF.
  • 00:13:36.027 --> 00:13:36.828
  • OF.SHE KNEW SHE HAD MADE
  • 00:13:36.828 --> 00:13:37.896
  • SHE KNEW SHE HAD MADEMISTAKES.
  • 00:13:37.896 --> 00:13:38.830
  • MISTAKES.SHE FELT BAD ENOUGH ABOUT
  • 00:13:38.830 --> 00:13:39.631
  • SHE FELT BAD ENOUGH ABOUTHERSELF.
  • 00:13:39.631 --> 00:13:40.531
  • HERSELF.SHE DIDN'T NEED ANY MORE
  • 00:13:40.531 --> 00:13:41.633
  • SHE DIDN'T NEED ANY MOREGUILT.
  • 00:13:41.633 --> 00:13:44.135
  • GUILT.IN TOWN, EVERYONE KNEW HER.
  • 00:13:44.135 --> 00:13:45.570
  • IN TOWN, EVERYONE KNEW HER.SHE WAS LOOKED DOWN ON, MADE
  • 00:13:45.570 --> 00:13:46.804
  • SHE WAS LOOKED DOWN ON, MADEFUN OF.
  • 00:13:46.804 --> 00:13:48.673
  • FUN OF.BUT OUT HERE AT THE WELL,
  • 00:13:48.673 --> 00:13:50.808
  • BUT OUT HERE AT THE WELL,ALONE, JUST HER AND JESUS,
  • 00:13:50.808 --> 00:13:52.010
  • ALONE, JUST HER AND JESUS,SHE COULD'VE THOUGHT, "I'M
  • 00:13:52.010 --> 00:13:54.145
  • SHE COULD'VE THOUGHT, "I'MNOT TELLING THIS MAN MY PAST.
  • 00:13:54.145 --> 00:13:55.747
  • NOT TELLING THIS MAN MY PAST.I'M GOING TO PUT ON MY MASK
  • 00:13:55.747 --> 00:13:56.881
  • I'M GOING TO PUT ON MY MASKAND PRETEND EVERYTHING IS
  • 00:13:56.881 --> 00:13:58.049
  • AND PRETEND EVERYTHING ISFINE."
  • 00:13:58.049 --> 00:13:59.183
  • FINE."SHE COULD'VE SAID, "OKAY,
  • 00:13:59.183 --> 00:14:00.618
  • SHE COULD'VE SAID, "OKAY,I'LL GO GET MY HUSBAND.
  • 00:14:00.618 --> 00:14:01.753
  • I'LL GO GET MY HUSBAND.WAIT FOR ME, I'LL BE BACK IN
  • 00:14:01.753 --> 00:14:03.121
  • WAIT FOR ME, I'LL BE BACK IN30 MINUTES."
  • 00:14:03.121 --> 00:14:05.356
  • 30 MINUTES."EVERYTHING IN HER SAID, "HIDE
  • 00:14:05.356 --> 00:14:06.357
  • EVERYTHING IN HER SAID, "HIDEYOUR HURTS.
  • 00:14:06.357 --> 00:14:07.558
  • YOUR HURTS.HIDE YOUR FAILURES.
  • 00:14:07.558 --> 00:14:08.526
  • HIDE YOUR FAILURES.TURN AND LEAVE.
  • 00:14:08.526 --> 00:14:10.261
  • TURN AND LEAVE.TAKE THE EASY WAY OUT."
  • 00:14:10.261 --> 00:14:11.896
  • TAKE THE EASY WAY OUT."SHE COULD'VE WALKED AWAY AND
  • 00:14:11.896 --> 00:14:13.231
  • SHE COULD'VE WALKED AWAY ANDIT WOULD BE THE END OF THIS
  • 00:14:13.231 --> 00:14:14.465
  • IT WOULD BE THE END OF THISSTORY.
  • 00:14:14.465 --> 00:14:16.267
  • STORY.BUT AFTER YEARS OF WEARING A
  • 00:14:16.267 --> 00:14:18.469
  • BUT AFTER YEARS OF WEARING AMASK, YEARS OF PRETENDING,
  • 00:14:18.469 --> 00:14:20.405
  • MASK, YEARS OF PRETENDING,SHE SAID, "NO, THIS IS A NEW
  • 00:14:20.405 --> 00:14:21.539
  • SHE SAID, "NO, THIS IS A NEWDAY.
  • 00:14:21.539 --> 00:14:23.341
  • DAY.I'M NOT MAKING EXCUSES.
  • 00:14:23.341 --> 00:14:24.776
  • I'M NOT MAKING EXCUSES.I'M NOT COVERING IT UP.
  • 00:14:24.776 --> 00:14:26.544
  • I'M NOT COVERING IT UP.I'M GOING TO BE HONEST."
  • 00:14:26.544 --> 00:14:28.046
  • I'M GOING TO BE HONEST."SHE SAID TO JESUS, "I DON'T
  • 00:14:28.046 --> 00:14:29.681
  • SHE SAID TO JESUS, "I DON'THAVE A HUSBAND."
  • 00:14:29.681 --> 00:14:30.848
  • HAVE A HUSBAND."THE FIRST THING JESUS SAID
  • 00:14:30.848 --> 00:14:32.150
  • THE FIRST THING JESUS SAIDWAS, "YOU HAVE ANSWERED
  • 00:14:32.150 --> 00:14:33.918
  • WAS, "YOU HAVE ANSWEREDWELL."
  • 00:14:33.918 --> 00:14:35.119
  • WELL."HE WAS SAYING, "NOW YOU'RE
  • 00:14:35.119 --> 00:14:37.355
  • HE WAS SAYING, "NOW YOU'REBEING HONEST WITH YOURSELF
  • 00:14:37.355 --> 00:14:38.256
  • BEING HONEST WITH YOURSELFAND YOU'RE BEING HONEST WITH
  • 00:14:38.256 --> 00:14:39.457
  • AND YOU'RE BEING HONEST WITHME."
  • 00:14:39.457 --> 00:14:41.426
  • ME."JESUS WENT ON TO TELL HER HOW
  • 00:14:41.426 --> 00:14:43.461
  • JESUS WENT ON TO TELL HER HOWSHE HAD FIVE HUSBANDS AND WAS
  • 00:14:43.461 --> 00:14:45.396
  • SHE HAD FIVE HUSBANDS AND WASLIVING WITH THIS OTHER MAN.
  • 00:14:45.396 --> 00:14:46.998
  • LIVING WITH THIS OTHER MAN.SHE SAID, "SIR, YOU MUST BE A
  • 00:14:46.998 --> 00:14:48.199
  • SHE SAID, "SIR, YOU MUST BE APROPHET.
  • 00:14:48.199 --> 00:14:49.867
  • PROPHET.WE KNOW ONE DAY THE MESSIAH
  • 00:14:49.867 --> 00:14:51.235
  • WE KNOW ONE DAY THE MESSIAHWILL COME."
  • 00:14:51.235 --> 00:14:52.971
  • WILL COME."JESUS LOOKED AT HER AND SAID,
  • 00:14:52.971 --> 00:14:54.806
  • JESUS LOOKED AT HER AND SAID,"I AM THE MESSIAH."
  • 00:14:54.806 --> 00:14:57.475
  • "I AM THE MESSIAH."THE FIRST PERSON JESUS EVER
  • 00:14:57.475 --> 00:14:59.477
  • THE FIRST PERSON JESUS EVERREVEALED HIMSELF TO AS THE
  • 00:14:59.477 --> 00:15:02.347
  • REVEALED HIMSELF TO AS THEMESSIAH WAS THIS WOMAN, A
  • 00:15:02.347 --> 00:15:04.382
  • MESSIAH WAS THIS WOMAN, AWOMAN WHO WAS VULNERABLE, A
  • 00:15:04.382 --> 00:15:05.783
  • WOMAN WHO WAS VULNERABLE, AWOMAN WHO WAS WILLING TO TAKE
  • 00:15:05.783 --> 00:15:07.752
  • WOMAN WHO WAS WILLING TO TAKEOFF THE MASK AND NOT PRETEND
  • 00:15:07.752 --> 00:15:10.154
  • OFF THE MASK AND NOT PRETENDEVERYTHING WAS OKAY.
  • 00:15:10.154 --> 00:15:12.056
  • EVERYTHING WAS OKAY.YOU MAY HAVE MADE MISTAKES.
  • 00:15:12.056 --> 00:15:12.991
  • YOU MAY HAVE MADE MISTAKES.YOU'RE NOT WHERE YOU THINK
  • 00:15:12.991 --> 00:15:14.359
  • YOU'RE NOT WHERE YOU THINKYOU SHOULD BE.
  • 00:15:14.359 --> 00:15:16.027
  • YOU SHOULD BE.GOD IS NOT DISPLEASED WITH
  • 00:15:16.027 --> 00:15:17.395
  • GOD IS NOT DISPLEASED WITHWHERE YOU ARE.
  • 00:15:17.395 --> 00:15:18.896
  • WHERE YOU ARE.HE'S ONLY DISPLEASED IF YOU
  • 00:15:18.896 --> 00:15:20.598
  • HE'S ONLY DISPLEASED IF YOUGET STUCK THERE.
  • 00:15:20.598 --> 00:15:22.333
  • GET STUCK THERE.WHEN JESUS ASKED THIS WOMAN
  • 00:15:22.333 --> 00:15:23.935
  • WHEN JESUS ASKED THIS WOMANTO GO GET HER HUSBAND, HE
  • 00:15:23.935 --> 00:15:25.069
  • TO GO GET HER HUSBAND, HEALREADY KNEW SHE DIDN'T HAVE
  • 00:15:25.069 --> 00:15:26.037
  • ALREADY KNEW SHE DIDN'T HAVEA HUSBAND.
  • 00:15:26.037 --> 00:15:27.305
  • A HUSBAND.HE WAS WAITING TO SEE WHAT
  • 00:15:27.305 --> 00:15:28.639
  • HE WAS WAITING TO SEE WHATSHE WOULD DO.
  • 00:15:28.639 --> 00:15:29.907
  • SHE WOULD DO.WOULD SHE BE VULNERABLE?
  • 00:15:29.907 --> 00:15:31.776
  • WOULD SHE BE VULNERABLE?WOULD SHE TAKE OFF THE MASK?
  • 00:15:31.776 --> 00:15:33.678
  • WOULD SHE TAKE OFF THE MASK?GOD ALREADY KNOWS OUR
  • 00:15:33.678 --> 00:15:35.680
  • GOD ALREADY KNOWS OURSTRUGGLES, OUR FAILURES, OUR
  • 00:15:35.680 --> 00:15:37.115
  • STRUGGLES, OUR FAILURES, OURWEAKNESSES.
  • 00:15:37.115 --> 00:15:39.083
  • WEAKNESSES.WHEN WE LIVE OPEN AND HONEST
  • 00:15:39.083 --> 00:15:41.786
  • WHEN WE LIVE OPEN AND HONESTBEFORE GOD, NOT GUILTY
  • 00:15:41.786 --> 00:15:43.588
  • BEFORE GOD, NOT GUILTYBECAUSE OF PAST MISTAKES,
  • 00:15:43.588 --> 00:15:44.555
  • BECAUSE OF PAST MISTAKES,BEATING OURSELVES UP FOR
  • 00:15:44.555 --> 00:15:46.224
  • BEATING OURSELVES UP FORWEAKNESSES, PRETENDING THAT
  • 00:15:46.224 --> 00:15:47.925
  • WEAKNESSES, PRETENDING THATEVERYTHING'S OKAY, BUT
  • 00:15:47.925 --> 00:15:49.894
  • EVERYTHING'S OKAY, BUTSAYING, "GOD, I NEED YOU.
  • 00:15:49.894 --> 00:15:51.696
  • SAYING, "GOD, I NEED YOU.HELP ME TO OVERCOME.
  • 00:15:51.696 --> 00:15:52.597
  • HELP ME TO OVERCOME.STRENGTHEN ME IN MY
  • 00:15:52.597 --> 00:15:53.398
  • STRENGTHEN ME IN MYWEAKNESSES.
  • 00:15:53.398 --> 00:15:54.665
  • WEAKNESSES.GIVE ME FAITH TO DO THE RIGHT
  • 00:15:54.665 --> 00:15:56.701
  • GIVE ME FAITH TO DO THE RIGHTTHING," THAT'S WHEN GOD WILL
  • 00:15:56.701 --> 00:15:58.536
  • THING," THAT'S WHEN GOD WILLDO FOR YOU WHAT HE DID FOR
  • 00:15:58.536 --> 00:15:59.737
  • DO FOR YOU WHAT HE DID FORTHIS WOMAN.
  • 00:15:59.737 --> 00:16:01.439
  • THIS WOMAN.HE WILL BREAK BONDAGES THAT
  • 00:16:01.439 --> 00:16:02.774
  • HE WILL BREAK BONDAGES THATHAVE HELD YOU BACK.
  • 00:16:02.774 --> 00:16:03.908
  • HAVE HELD YOU BACK.HE WILL MAKE MORE OUT OF YOUR
  • 00:16:03.908 --> 00:16:05.410
  • HE WILL MAKE MORE OUT OF YOURLIFE THAN YOU'VE EVER EVEN
  • 00:16:05.410 --> 00:16:06.778
  • LIFE THAN YOU'VE EVER EVENDREAMED.
  • 00:16:06.778 --> 00:16:07.879
  • DREAMED.WHAT AM I SAYING TODAY?
  • 00:16:07.879 --> 00:16:10.048
  • WHAT AM I SAYING TODAY?IT'S OKAY TO BE VULNERABLE.
  • 00:16:10.048 --> 00:16:11.149
  • IT'S OKAY TO BE VULNERABLE.YOU DON'T HAVE TO HAVE IT ALL
  • 00:16:11.149 --> 00:16:12.050
  • YOU DON'T HAVE TO HAVE IT ALLTOGETHER.
  • 00:16:12.050 --> 00:16:14.018
  • TOGETHER.YOU'RE A WORK IN PROGRESS.
  • 00:16:14.018 --> 00:16:16.087
  • YOU'RE A WORK IN PROGRESS.GOD IS NOT FINISHED WITH YOU.
  • 00:16:16.087 --> 00:16:17.855
  • GOD IS NOT FINISHED WITH YOU.EVEN ABRAHAM, THE FATHER OF
  • 00:16:17.855 --> 00:16:20.058
  • EVEN ABRAHAM, THE FATHER OFOUR FAITH, WAS VULNERABLE.
  • 00:16:20.058 --> 00:16:21.325
  • OUR FAITH, WAS VULNERABLE.HE EVEN ADMITTED THAT HE
  • 00:16:21.325 --> 00:16:23.261
  • HE EVEN ADMITTED THAT HEDIDN'T HAVE ALL THE ANSWERS.
  • 00:16:23.261 --> 00:16:25.430
  • DIDN'T HAVE ALL THE ANSWERS.GOD TOLD HIM TO TAKE HIS SON
  • 00:16:25.430 --> 00:16:27.031
  • GOD TOLD HIM TO TAKE HIS SONISAAC OUT TO THE MOUNTAINS
  • 00:16:27.031 --> 00:16:28.699
  • ISAAC OUT TO THE MOUNTAINSAND SACRIFICE HIM.
  • 00:16:28.699 --> 00:16:29.767
  • AND SACRIFICE HIM.GOD WAS GOING TO SHOW HIM
  • 00:16:29.767 --> 00:16:30.902
  • GOD WAS GOING TO SHOW HIMWHERE TO GO.
  • 00:16:30.902 --> 00:16:32.904
  • WHERE TO GO.I CAN IMAGINE ISAAC SAID,
  • 00:16:32.904 --> 00:16:34.872
  • I CAN IMAGINE ISAAC SAID,"DAD, WHERE ARE WE GOING?"
  • 00:16:34.872 --> 00:16:35.840
  • "DAD, WHERE ARE WE GOING?"SURELY, ABRAHAM WOULD BE
  • 00:16:35.840 --> 00:16:38.276
  • SURELY, ABRAHAM WOULD BESTRONG, CONFIDENT, BUT I HEAR
  • 00:16:38.276 --> 00:16:40.111
  • STRONG, CONFIDENT, BUT I HEARABRAHAM SAYING, "SON, I DON'T
  • 00:16:40.111 --> 00:16:41.345
  • ABRAHAM SAYING, "SON, I DON'TKNOW WHERE.
  • 00:16:41.345 --> 00:16:42.180
  • KNOW WHERE.I DON'T HAVE CLEAR
  • 00:16:42.180 --> 00:16:43.748
  • I DON'T HAVE CLEARDIRECTION."
  • 00:16:43.748 --> 00:16:45.183
  • DIRECTION."ISAAC MUST HAVE THOUGHT,
  • 00:16:45.183 --> 00:16:46.451
  • ISAAC MUST HAVE THOUGHT,"THAT'S MY FATHER.
  • 00:16:46.451 --> 00:16:47.885
  • "THAT'S MY FATHER.THAT'S MY HERO, THE MAN I
  • 00:16:47.885 --> 00:16:48.920
  • THAT'S MY HERO, THE MAN ILOOK UP TO.
  • 00:16:48.920 --> 00:16:50.221
  • LOOK UP TO.YOU MEAN HE DOESN'T HAVE
  • 00:16:50.221 --> 00:16:52.023
  • YOU MEAN HE DOESN'T HAVEEVERYTHING FIGURED OUT?"
  • 00:16:52.023 --> 00:16:54.225
  • EVERYTHING FIGURED OUT?"IT'S OKAY TO BE VULNERABLE TO
  • 00:16:54.225 --> 00:16:55.793
  • IT'S OKAY TO BE VULNERABLE TOYOUR CHILDREN.
  • 00:16:55.793 --> 00:16:56.561
  • YOUR CHILDREN.YOU DON'T HAVE TO HIDE YOUR
  • 00:16:56.561 --> 00:16:57.995
  • YOU DON'T HAVE TO HIDE YOURWEAKNESSES, HIDE YOUR
  • 00:16:57.995 --> 00:16:59.163
  • WEAKNESSES, HIDE YOURSTRUGGLES.
  • 00:16:59.163 --> 00:17:00.264
  • STRUGGLES.TAKE OFF YOUR SUPERMAN
  • 00:17:00.264 --> 00:17:01.332
  • TAKE OFF YOUR SUPERMANOUTFIT.
  • 00:17:01.332 --> 00:17:02.900
  • OUTFIT.SOMETIMES YOU JUST NEED TO BE
  • 00:17:02.900 --> 00:17:04.001
  • SOMETIMES YOU JUST NEED TO BECLARK KENT.
  • 00:17:04.001 --> 00:17:05.403
  • CLARK KENT.JUST BE REAL.
  • 00:17:05.403 --> 00:17:07.305
  • JUST BE REAL.YOUR CHILDREN WILL LEARN MORE
  • 00:17:07.305 --> 00:17:09.273
  • YOUR CHILDREN WILL LEARN MOREFROM HOW THEY SEE YOU HANDLE
  • 00:17:09.273 --> 00:17:11.609
  • FROM HOW THEY SEE YOU HANDLEYOUR STRUGGLES THAN THEY WILL
  • 00:17:11.609 --> 00:17:13.111
  • YOUR STRUGGLES THAN THEY WILLFROM YOUR SUCCESSES.
  • 00:17:13.111 --> 00:17:14.378
  • FROM YOUR SUCCESSES.YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE STRONG
  • 00:17:14.378 --> 00:17:15.613
  • YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE STRONGALL THE TIME.
  • 00:17:15.613 --> 00:17:18.116
  • ALL THE TIME.LET THEM SEE YOUR HUMANITY.
  • 00:17:18.116 --> 00:17:20.418
  • LET THEM SEE YOUR HUMANITY.ONE TIME IN MY EARLY 20S, I
  • 00:17:20.418 --> 00:17:22.320
  • ONE TIME IN MY EARLY 20S, IWAS IN THE TV CONTROL AREA
  • 00:17:22.320 --> 00:17:23.754
  • WAS IN THE TV CONTROL AREAAFTER A CHURCH SERVICE AT THE
  • 00:17:23.754 --> 00:17:25.089
  • AFTER A CHURCH SERVICE AT THEOTHER LOCATION.
  • 00:17:25.089 --> 00:17:26.190
  • OTHER LOCATION.MY FATHER HAD JUST FINISHED
  • 00:17:26.190 --> 00:17:27.358
  • MY FATHER HAD JUST FINISHEDMINISTERING.
  • 00:17:27.358 --> 00:17:28.459
  • MINISTERING.MYSELF AND SOME OF THE CREW
  • 00:17:28.459 --> 00:17:30.328
  • MYSELF AND SOME OF THE CREWMEMBERS WERE LAUGHING AND
  • 00:17:30.328 --> 00:17:31.896
  • MEMBERS WERE LAUGHING ANDHAVING FUN AS WE WERE PUTTING
  • 00:17:31.896 --> 00:17:33.231
  • HAVING FUN AS WE WERE PUTTINGUP THE EQUIPMENT AND TURNING
  • 00:17:33.231 --> 00:17:34.565
  • UP THE EQUIPMENT AND TURNINGEVERYTHING OFF.
  • 00:17:34.565 --> 00:17:36.100
  • EVERYTHING OFF.MY FATHER CAME IN.
  • 00:17:36.100 --> 00:17:37.535
  • MY FATHER CAME IN.FOR SOME REASON, HE THOUGHT
  • 00:17:37.535 --> 00:17:38.803
  • FOR SOME REASON, HE THOUGHTWE WERE MAKING FUN OF
  • 00:17:38.803 --> 00:17:39.804
  • WE WERE MAKING FUN OFSOMETHING THAT HAD HAPPENED
  • 00:17:39.804 --> 00:17:41.005
  • SOMETHING THAT HAD HAPPENEDIN THE SERVICE.
  • 00:17:41.005 --> 00:17:41.973
  • IN THE SERVICE.WE WEREN'T.
  • 00:17:41.973 --> 00:17:42.840
  • WE WEREN'T.WE WERE LAUGHING AT SOMETHING
  • 00:17:42.840 --> 00:17:44.375
  • WE WERE LAUGHING AT SOMETHINGTOTALLY DIFFERENT.
  • 00:17:44.375 --> 00:17:45.443
  • TOTALLY DIFFERENT.I TRIED TO TELL HIM IT DIDN'T
  • 00:17:45.443 --> 00:17:46.577
  • I TRIED TO TELL HIM IT DIDN'THAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH
  • 00:17:46.577 --> 00:17:48.212
  • HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITHTHAT, BUT MY FATHER WOULDN'T
  • 00:17:48.212 --> 00:17:49.180
  • THAT, BUT MY FATHER WOULDN'THEAR IT.
  • 00:17:49.180 --> 00:17:50.481
  • HEAR IT.HE LET US HAVE IT, TOLD US
  • 00:17:50.481 --> 00:17:51.649
  • HE LET US HAVE IT, TOLD USHOW WE SHOULD BE MORE
  • 00:17:51.649 --> 00:17:52.550
  • HOW WE SHOULD BE MORERESPECTFUL AND HOW WE
  • 00:17:52.550 --> 00:17:53.584
  • RESPECTFUL AND HOW WESHOULDN'T MAKE FUN, ON AND
  • 00:17:53.584 --> 00:17:55.386
  • SHOULDN'T MAKE FUN, ON ANDON.
  • 00:17:55.386 --> 00:17:56.087
  • ON.A COUPLE HOURS LATER, MY
  • 00:17:56.087 --> 00:17:57.255
  • A COUPLE HOURS LATER, MYFATHER CALLED.
  • 00:17:57.255 --> 00:17:59.023
  • FATHER CALLED.HE SAID, "JOEL, I BLEW IT
  • 00:17:59.023 --> 00:18:00.391
  • HE SAID, "JOEL, I BLEW ITTONIGHT.
  • 00:18:00.391 --> 00:18:02.059
  • TONIGHT.I KNEW WHEN YOU TOLD ME IT
  • 00:18:02.059 --> 00:18:03.895
  • I KNEW WHEN YOU TOLD ME ITWASN'T WHAT I THOUGHT, BUT I
  • 00:18:03.895 --> 00:18:05.062
  • WASN'T WHAT I THOUGHT, BUT IWAS UPTIGHT ABOUT SOME OTHER
  • 00:18:05.062 --> 00:18:06.664
  • WAS UPTIGHT ABOUT SOME OTHERTHINGS, AND I WANT TO ASK YOU
  • 00:18:06.664 --> 00:18:07.832
  • THINGS, AND I WANT TO ASK YOUTO FORGIVE ME.
  • 00:18:07.832 --> 00:18:08.933
  • TO FORGIVE ME.I'M SORRY."
  • 00:18:08.933 --> 00:18:09.834
  • I'M SORRY."THEN HE ASKED ME FOR THE
  • 00:18:09.834 --> 00:18:11.669
  • THEN HE ASKED ME FOR THEPHONE NUMBERS OF EVERYONE
  • 00:18:11.669 --> 00:18:12.904
  • PHONE NUMBERS OF EVERYONEELSE IN THE ROOM.
  • 00:18:12.904 --> 00:18:13.905
  • ELSE IN THE ROOM.THERE WERE SEVEN OR EIGHT
  • 00:18:13.905 --> 00:18:14.872
  • THERE WERE SEVEN OR EIGHTPEOPLE.
  • 00:18:14.872 --> 00:18:16.073
  • PEOPLE.HE COULDN'T SLEEP UNTIL HE
  • 00:18:16.073 --> 00:18:17.341
  • HE COULDN'T SLEEP UNTIL HEMADE THINGS RIGHT.
  • 00:18:17.341 --> 00:18:18.142
  • MADE THINGS RIGHT.I SAID, "DADDY, YOU CAN TAKE
  • 00:18:18.142 --> 00:18:18.976
  • I SAID, "DADDY, YOU CAN TAKECARE OF IT TOMORROW.
  • 00:18:18.976 --> 00:18:20.111
  • CARE OF IT TOMORROW.NOBODY'S GOING TO MIND."
  • 00:18:20.111 --> 00:18:21.379
  • NOBODY'S GOING TO MIND."HE SAID, "NO, I NEED TO DO IT
  • 00:18:21.379 --> 00:18:22.880
  • HE SAID, "NO, I NEED TO DO ITRIGHT NOW."
  • 00:18:22.880 --> 00:18:24.115
  • RIGHT NOW."ELEVEN O'CLOCK AT NIGHT, THIS
  • 00:18:24.115 --> 00:18:26.517
  • ELEVEN O'CLOCK AT NIGHT, THISWELL-RESPECTED MINISTER
  • 00:18:26.517 --> 00:18:28.519
  • WELL-RESPECTED MINISTERCALLED ALL THESE YOUNG MEN TO
  • 00:18:28.519 --> 00:18:30.254
  • CALLED ALL THESE YOUNG MEN TOAPOLOGIZE TO THEM.
  • 00:18:30.254 --> 00:18:32.723
  • APOLOGIZE TO THEM.AS A SON, THAT SPOKE LOUDER
  • 00:18:32.723 --> 00:18:33.991
  • AS A SON, THAT SPOKE LOUDERTO ME THAN MY FATHER'S
  • 00:18:33.991 --> 00:18:35.560
  • TO ME THAN MY FATHER'SACCOMPLISHMENTS.
  • 00:18:35.560 --> 00:18:37.695
  • ACCOMPLISHMENTS.TO SEE HIM SWALLOW HIS PRIDE
  • 00:18:37.695 --> 00:18:39.363
  • TO SEE HIM SWALLOW HIS PRIDEAND ADMIT THAT HE WAS WRONG
  • 00:18:39.363 --> 00:18:42.567
  • AND ADMIT THAT HE WAS WRONGMADE A HUGE IMPRESSION ON ME.
  • 00:18:42.567 --> 00:18:44.035
  • MADE A HUGE IMPRESSION ON ME.HE COULD'VE TRIED TO PROTECT
  • 00:18:44.035 --> 00:18:45.736
  • HE COULD'VE TRIED TO PROTECTHIS IMAGE AND CONVINCE
  • 00:18:45.736 --> 00:18:47.705
  • HIS IMAGE AND CONVINCEHIMSELF HE WAS RIGHT, BUT HE
  • 00:18:47.705 --> 00:18:49.340
  • HIMSELF HE WAS RIGHT, BUT HEWAS VULNERABLE.
  • 00:18:49.340 --> 00:18:50.741
  • WAS VULNERABLE.HE WAS HONEST, NOT JUST WITH
  • 00:18:50.741 --> 00:18:53.578
  • HE WAS HONEST, NOT JUST WITHME, BUT WITH HIMSELF.
  • 00:18:53.578 --> 00:18:54.612
  • ME, BUT WITH HIMSELF.WHEN YOU CAN BE HONEST WITH
  • 00:18:54.612 --> 00:18:56.447
  • WHEN YOU CAN BE HONEST WITHYOURSELF, WHEN YOU'RE BIG
  • 00:18:56.447 --> 00:18:58.382
  • YOURSELF, WHEN YOU'RE BIGENOUGH, SECURE ENOUGH TO TAKE
  • 00:18:58.382 --> 00:19:00.051
  • ENOUGH, SECURE ENOUGH TO TAKEOFF THE MASK, NOT LIVE FOR
  • 00:19:00.051 --> 00:19:01.919
  • OFF THE MASK, NOT LIVE FORYOUR IMAGE, BUT YOU DO THE
  • 00:19:01.919 --> 00:19:03.688
  • YOUR IMAGE, BUT YOU DO THERIGHT THING WHEN IT'S HARD,
  • 00:19:03.688 --> 00:19:04.922
  • RIGHT THING WHEN IT'S HARD,APOLOGIZE WHEN IT'S NOT YOUR
  • 00:19:04.922 --> 00:19:06.524
  • APOLOGIZE WHEN IT'S NOT YOURFAULT, SHOW YOUR CHILDREN
  • 00:19:06.524 --> 00:19:07.892
  • FAULT, SHOW YOUR CHILDRENYOU'RE BIG ENOUGH TO ADMIT
  • 00:19:07.892 --> 00:19:09.193
  • YOU'RE BIG ENOUGH TO ADMITTHAT YOU WERE WRONG, WHEN YOU
  • 00:19:09.193 --> 00:19:11.462
  • THAT YOU WERE WRONG, WHEN YOULIVE TRANSPARENT BEFORE GOD,
  • 00:19:11.462 --> 00:19:12.830
  • LIVE TRANSPARENT BEFORE GOD,NOT THE FAKE YOU, THE PRETEND
  • 00:19:12.830 --> 00:19:14.432
  • NOT THE FAKE YOU, THE PRETENDYOU, THE WANT TO BE YOU, BUT
  • 00:19:14.432 --> 00:19:15.933
  • YOU, THE WANT TO BE YOU, BUTTHE REAL YOU, WHEN YOU'RE
  • 00:19:15.933 --> 00:19:18.336
  • THE REAL YOU, WHEN YOU'REVULNERABLE, YOU'RE PLIABLE.
  • 00:19:18.336 --> 00:19:19.470
  • VULNERABLE, YOU'RE PLIABLE.GOD WILL MAKE YOU AND MOLD
  • 00:19:19.470 --> 00:19:21.639
  • GOD WILL MAKE YOU AND MOLDYOU INTO THE VESSEL OF HONOR
  • 00:19:21.639 --> 00:19:24.742
  • YOU INTO THE VESSEL OF HONORTHAT HE CREATED YOU TO BE,
  • 00:19:24.742 --> 00:19:26.444
  • THAT HE CREATED YOU TO BE,AND THAT'S WHAT THESE HEROES
  • 00:19:26.444 --> 00:19:28.679
  • AND THAT'S WHAT THESE HEROESOF FAITH DID: ABRAHAM, JOHN
  • 00:19:28.679 --> 00:19:30.147
  • OF FAITH DID: ABRAHAM, JOHNTHE BAPTIST, PAUL.
  • 00:19:30.147 --> 00:19:31.382
  • THE BAPTIST, PAUL.THEY WERE REAL.
  • 00:19:31.382 --> 00:19:32.683
  • THEY WERE REAL.THEY HAD DOUBTS, THEY HAD
  • 00:19:32.683 --> 00:19:33.584
  • THEY HAD DOUBTS, THEY HADQUESTIONS, THEY MADE
  • 00:19:33.584 --> 00:19:34.952
  • QUESTIONS, THEY MADEMISTAKES, BUT THEY DIDN'T
  • 00:19:34.952 --> 00:19:37.054
  • MISTAKES, BUT THEY DIDN'TPRETEND TO BE SUPERHUMAN LIKE
  • 00:19:37.054 --> 00:19:38.789
  • PRETEND TO BE SUPERHUMAN LIKETHEY HAD IT ALL TOGETHER.
  • 00:19:38.789 --> 00:19:40.057
  • THEY HAD IT ALL TOGETHER.THEY KNEW THE POWER OF
  • 00:19:40.057 --> 00:19:41.559
  • THEY KNEW THE POWER OFVULNERABILITY.
  • 00:19:41.559 --> 00:19:42.593
  • VULNERABILITY.THEY KNEW, IN THEIR
  • 00:19:42.593 --> 00:19:44.528
  • THEY KNEW, IN THEIRWEAKNESSES, GOD'S POWER SHOWS
  • 00:19:44.528 --> 00:19:46.197
  • WEAKNESSES, GOD'S POWER SHOWSUP THE GREATEST.
  • 00:19:46.197 --> 00:19:47.798
  • UP THE GREATEST.ARE YOU DOWN ON YOURSELF
  • 00:19:47.798 --> 00:19:48.966
  • ARE YOU DOWN ON YOURSELFBECAUSE YOU HAVE DOUBTS,
  • 00:19:48.966 --> 00:19:50.268
  • BECAUSE YOU HAVE DOUBTS,FEARS, THINGS YOU DON'T
  • 00:19:50.268 --> 00:19:51.569
  • FEARS, THINGS YOU DON'TUNDERSTAND?
  • 00:19:51.569 --> 00:19:52.670
  • UNDERSTAND?ARE YOU TRYING TO PERFORM
  • 00:19:52.670 --> 00:19:54.105
  • ARE YOU TRYING TO PERFORMPERFECTLY TO PROTECT YOUR
  • 00:19:54.105 --> 00:19:55.606
  • PERFECTLY TO PROTECT YOURIMAGE, TO IMPRESS YOUR
  • 00:19:55.606 --> 00:19:56.874
  • IMAGE, TO IMPRESS YOURFRIENDS, TO SHOW YOUR
  • 00:19:56.874 --> 00:19:58.809
  • FRIENDS, TO SHOW YOURCHILDREN HOW STRONG YOU ARE?
  • 00:19:58.809 --> 00:19:59.677
  • CHILDREN HOW STRONG YOU ARE?WHY DON'T YOU TAKE THE
  • 00:19:59.677 --> 00:20:00.778
  • WHY DON'T YOU TAKE THEPRESSURE OFF?
  • 00:20:00.778 --> 00:20:02.647
  • PRESSURE OFF?THERE IS A FREEDOM WHEN YOU
  • 00:20:02.647 --> 00:20:04.415
  • THERE IS A FREEDOM WHEN YOUCAN BE AT PEACE WITH NOT
  • 00:20:04.415 --> 00:20:06.417
  • CAN BE AT PEACE WITH NOTBEING PERFECT, WHEN YOU CAN
  • 00:20:06.417 --> 00:20:07.918
  • BEING PERFECT, WHEN YOU CANSAY, LIKE PAUL, "I'M DOING MY
  • 00:20:07.918 --> 00:20:08.886
  • SAY, LIKE PAUL, "I'M DOING MYBEST.
  • 00:20:08.886 --> 00:20:10.154
  • BEST.I'M IMPROVING, BUT I'M NOT
  • 00:20:10.154 --> 00:20:11.656
  • I'M IMPROVING, BUT I'M NOTTHERE YET.
  • 00:20:11.656 --> 00:20:12.857
  • THERE YET.JOEL, WITH MY TEMPER, I'M
  • 00:20:12.857 --> 00:20:13.991
  • JOEL, WITH MY TEMPER, I'MBETTER THAN I WAS 5 YEARS
  • 00:20:13.991 --> 00:20:16.027
  • BETTER THAN I WAS 5 YEARSAGO, BUT I'M NOT THERE YET."
  • 00:20:16.027 --> 00:20:17.461
  • AGO, BUT I'M NOT THERE YET."THAT'S OKAY, YOU'RE MAKING
  • 00:20:17.461 --> 00:20:18.696
  • THAT'S OKAY, YOU'RE MAKINGPROGRESS.
  • 00:20:18.696 --> 00:20:19.930
  • PROGRESS.GOD SAID ABOUT JOHN THE
  • 00:20:19.930 --> 00:20:21.532
  • GOD SAID ABOUT JOHN THEBAPTIST, "THERE WAS NO ONE
  • 00:20:21.532 --> 00:20:23.301
  • BAPTIST, "THERE WAS NO ONEANY GREATER THAN HIM."
  • 00:20:23.301 --> 00:20:24.902
  • ANY GREATER THAN HIM."THIS WAS ABOUT A MAN THAT
  • 00:20:24.902 --> 00:20:27.405
  • THIS WAS ABOUT A MAN THATDOUBTED HE WAS THE MESSIAH, A
  • 00:20:27.405 --> 00:20:29.173
  • DOUBTED HE WAS THE MESSIAH, AMAN THAT HAD QUESTIONS.
  • 00:20:29.173 --> 00:20:30.374
  • MAN THAT HAD QUESTIONS.WHY ARE YOU BEATING YOURSELF
  • 00:20:30.374 --> 00:20:32.510
  • WHY ARE YOU BEATING YOURSELFUP OVER YOUR WEAKNESSES?
  • 00:20:32.510 --> 00:20:33.778
  • UP OVER YOUR WEAKNESSES?WHY ARE YOU TRYING TO HIDE
  • 00:20:33.778 --> 00:20:35.179
  • WHY ARE YOU TRYING TO HIDEYOUR STRUGGLES, THINKING THAT
  • 00:20:35.179 --> 00:20:36.947
  • YOUR STRUGGLES, THINKING THATIT'S DISQUALIFYING YOU?
  • 00:20:36.947 --> 00:20:38.883
  • IT'S DISQUALIFYING YOU?THE ACCUSER WHISPERS, "YOU
  • 00:20:38.883 --> 00:20:40.384
  • THE ACCUSER WHISPERS, "YOUSTILL HAVE THAT ADDICTION?
  • 00:20:40.384 --> 00:20:41.085
  • STILL HAVE THAT ADDICTION?YOU SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF
  • 00:20:41.085 --> 00:20:42.053
  • YOU SHOULD BE ASHAMED OFYOURSELF.
  • 00:20:42.053 --> 00:20:43.387
  • YOURSELF.YOU LOST YOUR TEMPER AGAIN?
  • 00:20:43.387 --> 00:20:45.122
  • YOU LOST YOUR TEMPER AGAIN?GO SIT ON THE SIDELINES."
  • 00:20:45.122 --> 00:20:46.857
  • GO SIT ON THE SIDELINES."DON'T BELIEVE THOSE LIES.
  • 00:20:46.857 --> 00:20:48.059
  • DON'T BELIEVE THOSE LIES.YOU MAY NOT HAVE ATTAINED IT
  • 00:20:48.059 --> 00:20:49.060
  • YOU MAY NOT HAVE ATTAINED ITALL.
  • 00:20:49.060 --> 00:20:50.027
  • ALL.YOU'RE NOT THERE YET.
  • 00:20:50.027 --> 00:20:51.462
  • YOU'RE NOT THERE YET.THE GOOD NEWS IS YOU'RE ON
  • 00:20:51.462 --> 00:20:52.463
  • THE GOOD NEWS IS YOU'RE ONTHE WAY.
  • 00:20:52.463 --> 00:20:54.298
  • THE WAY.GOD'S STILL WORKING ON YOU.
  • 00:20:54.298 --> 00:20:55.766
  • GOD'S STILL WORKING ON YOU.WHAT HE STARTED IN YOUR LIFE,
  • 00:20:55.766 --> 00:20:58.135
  • WHAT HE STARTED IN YOUR LIFE,HE'S GOING TO FINISH.
  • 00:20:58.135 --> 00:21:00.438
  • HE'S GOING TO FINISH.GENESIS 25, ESAU AND JACOB
  • 00:21:00.438 --> 00:21:01.672
  • GENESIS 25, ESAU AND JACOBWERE BORN.
  • 00:21:01.672 --> 00:21:02.773
  • WERE BORN.THEY WERE TWINS.
  • 00:21:02.773 --> 00:21:04.208
  • THEY WERE TWINS.ESAU CAME OUT FIRST, BUT
  • 00:21:04.208 --> 00:21:05.443
  • ESAU CAME OUT FIRST, BUTJACOB WAS GRABBING AT HIS
  • 00:21:05.443 --> 00:21:06.510
  • JACOB WAS GRABBING AT HISHEELS.
  • 00:21:06.510 --> 00:21:07.878
  • HEELS.JACOB GREW UP DOING
  • 00:21:07.878 --> 00:21:09.180
  • JACOB GREW UP DOINGEVERYTHING HE COULD GET
  • 00:21:09.180 --> 00:21:09.980
  • EVERYTHING HE COULD GETAHEAD.
  • 00:21:09.980 --> 00:21:11.449
  • AHEAD.HE WAS DISHONEST.
  • 00:21:11.449 --> 00:21:12.216
  • HE WAS DISHONEST.HE WENT AROUND DECEIVING
  • 00:21:12.216 --> 00:21:13.451
  • HE WENT AROUND DECEIVINGPEOPLE.
  • 00:21:13.451 --> 00:21:15.086
  • PEOPLE.WHEN HIS BROTHER WAS HUNGRY,
  • 00:21:15.086 --> 00:21:15.786
  • WHEN HIS BROTHER WAS HUNGRY,INSTEAD OF GIVING HIM
  • 00:21:15.786 --> 00:21:17.688
  • INSTEAD OF GIVING HIMSOMETHING TO EAT, HE TRADED
  • 00:21:17.688 --> 00:21:19.890
  • SOMETHING TO EAT, HE TRADEDESAU A POT OF STEW FOR HIS
  • 00:21:19.890 --> 00:21:21.192
  • ESAU A POT OF STEW FOR HISBIRTHRIGHT.
  • 00:21:21.192 --> 00:21:22.493
  • BIRTHRIGHT.THIS WAS SIGNIFICANT.
  • 00:21:22.493 --> 00:21:24.128
  • THIS WAS SIGNIFICANT.THE FIRSTBORN SON RECEIVED A
  • 00:21:24.128 --> 00:21:25.763
  • THE FIRSTBORN SON RECEIVED ADOUBLE PORTION OF THE FAMILY
  • 00:21:25.763 --> 00:21:27.131
  • DOUBLE PORTION OF THE FAMILYINHERITANCE.
  • 00:21:27.131 --> 00:21:28.766
  • INHERITANCE.WHEN JACOB'S FATHER, ISAAC,
  • 00:21:28.766 --> 00:21:30.468
  • WHEN JACOB'S FATHER, ISAAC,WAS NEAR DEATH AND COULDN'T
  • 00:21:30.468 --> 00:21:32.737
  • WAS NEAR DEATH AND COULDN'TSEE, JACOB DRESSED UP LIKE
  • 00:21:32.737 --> 00:21:33.871
  • SEE, JACOB DRESSED UP LIKEHIS BROTHER.
  • 00:21:33.871 --> 00:21:35.906
  • HIS BROTHER.HE PRETENDED TO BE ESAU AND
  • 00:21:35.906 --> 00:21:37.408
  • HE PRETENDED TO BE ESAU ANDTRICKED HIS FATHER INTO
  • 00:21:37.408 --> 00:21:38.909
  • TRICKED HIS FATHER INTOGIVING HIM THE BLESSING THAT
  • 00:21:38.909 --> 00:21:40.177
  • GIVING HIM THE BLESSING THATBELONGED TO THE FIRSTBORN
  • 00:21:40.177 --> 00:21:41.979
  • BELONGED TO THE FIRSTBORNSON.
  • 00:21:41.979 --> 00:21:42.947
  • SON.BUT WHEN WE DON'T DO THINGS
  • 00:21:42.947 --> 00:21:44.815
  • BUT WHEN WE DON'T DO THINGSGOD'S WAY, WHAT SHOULD BE A
  • 00:21:44.815 --> 00:21:47.017
  • GOD'S WAY, WHAT SHOULD BE ABLESSING IS NOT A BLESSING.
  • 00:21:47.017 --> 00:21:48.085
  • BLESSING IS NOT A BLESSING.WHEN WE DECEIVE AND
  • 00:21:48.085 --> 00:21:49.720
  • WHEN WE DECEIVE ANDMANIPULATE, WE MAY GET TO
  • 00:21:49.720 --> 00:21:50.955
  • MANIPULATE, WE MAY GET TOWHERE WE WANT TO BE, BUT IT
  • 00:21:50.955 --> 00:21:52.723
  • WHERE WE WANT TO BE, BUT ITWON'T BE WHAT WE THOUGHT.
  • 00:21:52.723 --> 00:21:54.558
  • WON'T BE WHAT WE THOUGHT.JACOB GOT THE BLESSING, BUT
  • 00:21:54.558 --> 00:21:56.627
  • JACOB GOT THE BLESSING, BUTFOR THE NEXT 21 YEARS, HIS
  • 00:21:56.627 --> 00:21:58.062
  • FOR THE NEXT 21 YEARS, HISLIFE WAS A STRUGGLE.
  • 00:21:58.062 --> 00:21:59.830
  • LIFE WAS A STRUGGLE.HE HAD TO LIVE IN EXILE.
  • 00:21:59.830 --> 00:22:01.966
  • HE HAD TO LIVE IN EXILE.HE WORKED FOR HIS UNCLE LABAN
  • 00:22:01.966 --> 00:22:03.200
  • HE WORKED FOR HIS UNCLE LABANTO GET ONE OF HIS DAUGHTERS
  • 00:22:03.200 --> 00:22:05.436
  • TO GET ONE OF HIS DAUGHTERSFOR HIS WIFE, BUT LABAN WAS A
  • 00:22:05.436 --> 00:22:07.571
  • FOR HIS WIFE, BUT LABAN WAS ABIGGER TRICKSTER THAN JACOB.
  • 00:22:07.571 --> 00:22:08.906
  • BIGGER TRICKSTER THAN JACOB.HE KEPT MAKING EXCUSES WHY HE
  • 00:22:08.906 --> 00:22:10.307
  • HE KEPT MAKING EXCUSES WHY HEHAD TO WORK LONGER.
  • 00:22:10.307 --> 00:22:11.809
  • HAD TO WORK LONGER.JACOB WAS REAPING FROM ALL
  • 00:22:11.809 --> 00:22:14.378
  • JACOB WAS REAPING FROM ALLTHOSE SEEDS THAT HE HAD SOWN.
  • 00:22:14.378 --> 00:22:16.347
  • THOSE SEEDS THAT HE HAD SOWN.I'M SURE JACOB DIDN'T LIKE
  • 00:22:16.347 --> 00:22:17.581
  • I'M SURE JACOB DIDN'T LIKEWHO HE WAS.
  • 00:22:17.581 --> 00:22:18.883
  • WHO HE WAS.DEEP DOWN, HE THOUGHT, "LOOK
  • 00:22:18.883 --> 00:22:20.284
  • DEEP DOWN, HE THOUGHT, "LOOKWHO I'VE BECOME.
  • 00:22:20.284 --> 00:22:21.385
  • WHO I'VE BECOME.I'M A CON MAN.
  • 00:22:21.385 --> 00:22:22.820
  • I'M A CON MAN.I'M A DECEIVER."
  • 00:22:22.820 --> 00:22:24.955
  • I'M A DECEIVER."AFTER YEARS, HE DECIDED TO GO
  • 00:22:24.955 --> 00:22:26.724
  • AFTER YEARS, HE DECIDED TO GOBACK HOME AND MAKE PEACE WITH
  • 00:22:26.724 --> 00:22:27.958
  • BACK HOME AND MAKE PEACE WITHESAU.
  • 00:22:27.958 --> 00:22:29.760
  • ESAU.THE NIGHT BEFORE THEY WERE
  • 00:22:29.760 --> 00:22:30.327
  • THE NIGHT BEFORE THEY WEREGOING TO MEET, JACOB WAS
  • 00:22:30.327 --> 00:22:32.329
  • GOING TO MEET, JACOB WASCAMPED OUT ALONE.
  • 00:22:32.329 --> 00:22:33.931
  • CAMPED OUT ALONE.THIS STRANGER SHOWS UP AND
  • 00:22:33.931 --> 00:22:36.267
  • THIS STRANGER SHOWS UP ANDSTARTED WRESTLING WITH JACOB.
  • 00:22:36.267 --> 00:22:37.501
  • STARTED WRESTLING WITH JACOB.THE MAN WAS ACTUALLY AN
  • 00:22:37.501 --> 00:22:38.235
  • THE MAN WAS ACTUALLY ANANGEL.
  • 00:22:38.235 --> 00:22:39.837
  • ANGEL.THEY WRESTLED ALL NIGHT.
  • 00:22:39.837 --> 00:22:41.272
  • THEY WRESTLED ALL NIGHT.JACOB MUST HAVE KNOWN THERE
  • 00:22:41.272 --> 00:22:42.940
  • JACOB MUST HAVE KNOWN THEREWAS SOMETHING SPECIAL,
  • 00:22:42.940 --> 00:22:44.475
  • WAS SOMETHING SPECIAL,BECAUSE HE SAID TO THE MAN,
  • 00:22:44.475 --> 00:22:45.543
  • BECAUSE HE SAID TO THE MAN,"I'M NOT GOING TO LET YOU
  • 00:22:45.543 --> 00:22:47.912
  • "I'M NOT GOING TO LET YOULEAVE UNTIL YOU BLESS ME."
  • 00:22:47.912 --> 00:22:48.946
  • LEAVE UNTIL YOU BLESS ME."THE ANGEL LOOKED AT HIM AND
  • 00:22:48.946 --> 00:22:51.248
  • THE ANGEL LOOKED AT HIM ANDSAID, "WHAT IS YOUR NAME?"
  • 00:22:51.248 --> 00:22:52.817
  • SAID, "WHAT IS YOUR NAME?"JACOB HAD SPENT HIS WHOLE
  • 00:22:52.817 --> 00:22:55.686
  • JACOB HAD SPENT HIS WHOLELIFE DECEIVING, PRETENDING.
  • 00:22:55.686 --> 00:22:57.488
  • LIFE DECEIVING, PRETENDING.YEARS EARLIER, WHEN HE WAS
  • 00:22:57.488 --> 00:22:58.889
  • YEARS EARLIER, WHEN HE WASTRYING TO STEAL HIS BROTHER'S
  • 00:22:58.889 --> 00:23:00.558
  • TRYING TO STEAL HIS BROTHER'SBLESSING, HIS FATHER ASKED
  • 00:23:00.558 --> 00:23:02.259
  • BLESSING, HIS FATHER ASKEDHIM THE SAME QUESTION, "WHAT
  • 00:23:02.259 --> 00:23:03.527
  • HIM THE SAME QUESTION, "WHATIS YOUR NAME?"
  • 00:23:03.527 --> 00:23:05.930
  • IS YOUR NAME?"HE SAID, "I AM ESAU."
  • 00:23:05.930 --> 00:23:07.932
  • HE SAID, "I AM ESAU."THIS MOMENT, JACOB HAD TO
  • 00:23:07.932 --> 00:23:09.767
  • THIS MOMENT, JACOB HAD TODECIDE, "AM I GOING TO KEEP
  • 00:23:09.767 --> 00:23:11.268
  • DECIDE, "AM I GOING TO KEEPPRETENDING?
  • 00:23:11.268 --> 00:23:12.036
  • PRETENDING?AM I GOING TO KEEP WEARING
  • 00:23:12.036 --> 00:23:13.404
  • AM I GOING TO KEEP WEARINGTHE MASK, HIDING MY
  • 00:23:13.404 --> 00:23:14.505
  • THE MASK, HIDING MYWEAKNESSES?
  • 00:23:14.505 --> 00:23:17.007
  • WEAKNESSES?OR AM I GOING TO BE REAL?"
  • 00:23:17.007 --> 00:23:18.008
  • OR AM I GOING TO BE REAL?"NOW, I CAN IMAGINE THIS
  • 00:23:18.008 --> 00:23:19.710
  • NOW, I CAN IMAGINE THISDEBATE TOOK PLACE A LONG TIME
  • 00:23:19.710 --> 00:23:21.111
  • DEBATE TOOK PLACE A LONG TIMEIN HIS MIND.
  • 00:23:21.111 --> 00:23:22.613
  • IN HIS MIND.HE FINALLY SAID TO THE MAN,
  • 00:23:22.613 --> 00:23:24.515
  • HE FINALLY SAID TO THE MAN,"I AM JACOB."
  • 00:23:24.515 --> 00:23:25.850
  • "I AM JACOB."THE NAME "JACOB" LITERALLY
  • 00:23:25.850 --> 00:23:27.852
  • THE NAME "JACOB" LITERALLYMEANS "DECEIVER."
  • 00:23:27.852 --> 00:23:29.620
  • MEANS "DECEIVER."FOR THE FIRST TIME, HE DIDN'T
  • 00:23:29.620 --> 00:23:31.689
  • FOR THE FIRST TIME, HE DIDN'TTRY TO HIDE HIS WEAKNESSES.
  • 00:23:31.689 --> 00:23:33.858
  • TRY TO HIDE HIS WEAKNESSES.HE WAS HONEST WITH HIMSELF.
  • 00:23:33.858 --> 00:23:35.659
  • HE WAS HONEST WITH HIMSELF.THIS MAN, THE ANGEL WHO
  • 00:23:35.659 --> 00:23:37.428
  • THIS MAN, THE ANGEL WHOREPRESENTS GOD, DIDN'T SAY,
  • 00:23:37.428 --> 00:23:38.696
  • REPRESENTS GOD, DIDN'T SAY,"YEAH, I KNOW WHO YOU ARE.
  • 00:23:38.696 --> 00:23:39.930
  • "YEAH, I KNOW WHO YOU ARE.YOU'RE A CON MAN.
  • 00:23:39.930 --> 00:23:40.664
  • YOU'RE A CON MAN.YOU SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF
  • 00:23:40.664 --> 00:23:41.499
  • YOU SHOULD BE ASHAMED OFYOURSELF."
  • 00:23:41.499 --> 00:23:42.766
  • YOURSELF."NO, WHEN JACOB TOOK OFF THE
  • 00:23:42.766 --> 00:23:45.135
  • NO, WHEN JACOB TOOK OFF THEMASK, WHEN HE GOT REAL, THE
  • 00:23:45.135 --> 00:23:47.505
  • MASK, WHEN HE GOT REAL, THEANGEL SAID, "THAT'S YOUR OLD
  • 00:23:47.505 --> 00:23:48.572
  • ANGEL SAID, "THAT'S YOUR OLDNAME.
  • 00:23:48.572 --> 00:23:50.307
  • NAME.I'M GIVING YOU A NEW NAME.
  • 00:23:50.307 --> 00:23:52.042
  • I'M GIVING YOU A NEW NAME.YOU ARE NO LONGER JACOB.
  • 00:23:52.042 --> 00:23:54.078
  • YOU ARE NO LONGER JACOB.NOW, YOU ARE ISRAEL."
  • 00:23:54.078 --> 00:23:55.579
  • NOW, YOU ARE ISRAEL.""ISRAEL" MEANS "PRINCE WITH
  • 00:23:55.579 --> 00:23:57.214
  • "ISRAEL" MEANS "PRINCE WITHGOD."
  • 00:23:57.214 --> 00:23:59.183
  • GOD."WHEN JACOB GOT HONEST, GOD
  • 00:23:59.183 --> 00:24:02.152
  • WHEN JACOB GOT HONEST, GODSHOWED HIM HIS TRUE IDENTITY.
  • 00:24:02.152 --> 00:24:03.921
  • SHOWED HIM HIS TRUE IDENTITY.HE WASN'T A DECEIVER, HE WAS
  • 00:24:03.921 --> 00:24:05.422
  • HE WASN'T A DECEIVER, HE WASA PRINCE.
  • 00:24:05.422 --> 00:24:06.790
  • A PRINCE.AT TIMES, WE'VE ALL WORN THE
  • 00:24:06.790 --> 00:24:09.093
  • AT TIMES, WE'VE ALL WORN THEMASK, GONE AROUND PRETENDING,
  • 00:24:09.093 --> 00:24:10.761
  • MASK, GONE AROUND PRETENDING,TRIED TO HIDE OUR FAULTS, BUT
  • 00:24:10.761 --> 00:24:12.630
  • TRIED TO HIDE OUR FAULTS, BUTWHEN WE DO LIKE JACOB, WHEN
  • 00:24:12.630 --> 00:24:14.665
  • WHEN WE DO LIKE JACOB, WHENWE GET HONEST WITH OURSELVES,
  • 00:24:14.665 --> 00:24:15.833
  • WE GET HONEST WITH OURSELVES,WHEN WE'RE VULNERABLE ENOUGH
  • 00:24:15.833 --> 00:24:17.601
  • WHEN WE'RE VULNERABLE ENOUGHTO ADMIT, "I AM JACOB.
  • 00:24:17.601 --> 00:24:18.903
  • TO ADMIT, "I AM JACOB.I HAVE WEAKNESSES.
  • 00:24:18.903 --> 00:24:19.770
  • I HAVE WEAKNESSES.I'M STRUGGLING IN THESE
  • 00:24:19.770 --> 00:24:21.705
  • I'M STRUGGLING IN THESEAREAS," GOD DOESN'T CONDEMN
  • 00:24:21.705 --> 00:24:22.840
  • AREAS," GOD DOESN'T CONDEMNYOU.
  • 00:24:22.840 --> 00:24:24.208
  • YOU.THAT'S WHEN HE'LL GIVE YOU
  • 00:24:24.208 --> 00:24:25.709
  • THAT'S WHEN HE'LL GIVE YOUYOUR NEW NAME.
  • 00:24:25.709 --> 00:24:26.810
  • YOUR NEW NAME.THE ACCUSER WILL TELL YOU,
  • 00:24:26.810 --> 00:24:28.045
  • THE ACCUSER WILL TELL YOU,"YOU'LL NEVER CHANGE.
  • 00:24:28.045 --> 00:24:29.246
  • "YOU'LL NEVER CHANGE.JUST KEEP PRETENDING.
  • 00:24:29.246 --> 00:24:30.481
  • JUST KEEP PRETENDING.KEEP LIVING GUILTY."
  • 00:24:30.481 --> 00:24:32.116
  • KEEP LIVING GUILTY."THAT IS NOT YOUR TRUE
  • 00:24:32.116 --> 00:24:33.317
  • THAT IS NOT YOUR TRUEIDENTITY.
  • 00:24:33.317 --> 00:24:35.352
  • IDENTITY.GOD KNOWS WHO YOU REALLY ARE.
  • 00:24:35.352 --> 00:24:37.054
  • GOD KNOWS WHO YOU REALLY ARE.YOUR NEW NAME IS WAITING FOR
  • 00:24:37.054 --> 00:24:37.922
  • YOUR NEW NAME IS WAITING FORYOU.
  • 00:24:37.922 --> 00:24:39.290
  • YOU.YOU ARE NOT JACOB, YOU ARE
  • 00:24:39.290 --> 00:24:40.357
  • YOU ARE NOT JACOB, YOU AREISRAEL.
  • 00:24:40.357 --> 00:24:41.859
  • ISRAEL.YOU ARE A PRINCE WITH GOD.
  • 00:24:41.859 --> 00:24:43.060
  • YOU ARE A PRINCE WITH GOD.YOU ARE ROYALTY.
  • 00:24:43.060 --> 00:24:44.395
  • YOU ARE ROYALTY.YOU ARE FORGIVEN.
  • 00:24:44.395 --> 00:24:45.896
  • YOU ARE FORGIVEN.YOU ARE REDEEMED.
  • 00:24:45.896 --> 00:24:46.931
  • YOU ARE REDEEMED.WHEN THE ACCUSER WHISPERS,
  • 00:24:46.931 --> 00:24:48.399
  • WHEN THE ACCUSER WHISPERS,"HEY, JACOB," JUST SAY, "NO
  • 00:24:48.399 --> 00:24:49.433
  • "HEY, JACOB," JUST SAY, "NOTHANKS, YOU HAVE THE WRONG
  • 00:24:49.433 --> 00:24:50.267
  • THANKS, YOU HAVE THE WRONGPERSON.
  • 00:24:50.267 --> 00:24:51.569
  • PERSON.I AM ISRAEL.
  • 00:24:51.569 --> 00:24:53.003
  • I AM ISRAEL.I'M NOT WHO I USED TO BE.
  • 00:24:53.003 --> 00:24:55.706
  • I'M NOT WHO I USED TO BE.I AM A NEW CREATION."
  • 00:24:55.706 --> 00:24:57.308
  • I AM A NEW CREATION."FRIENDS, THIS IS A NEW DAY.
  • 00:24:57.308 --> 00:24:58.409
  • FRIENDS, THIS IS A NEW DAY.I'M ASKING US TO TAKE OFF THE
  • 00:24:58.409 --> 00:25:00.778
  • I'M ASKING US TO TAKE OFF THEMASK, QUIT PRETENDING, AND
  • 00:25:00.778 --> 00:25:02.479
  • MASK, QUIT PRETENDING, ANDLET'S GO GET OUR NEWS NAMES.
  • 00:25:02.479 --> 00:25:04.281
  • LET'S GO GET OUR NEWS NAMES.IF YOU'LL DO THIS, I BELIEVE
  • 00:25:04.281 --> 00:25:06.183
  • IF YOU'LL DO THIS, I BELIEVEAND DECLARE EVERY FORCE
  • 00:25:06.183 --> 00:25:07.484
  • AND DECLARE EVERY FORCETHAT'S TRYING TO STOP YOU IS
  • 00:25:07.484 --> 00:25:09.253
  • THAT'S TRYING TO STOP YOU ISBEING BROKEN RIGHT NOW.
  • 00:25:09.253 --> 00:25:10.688
  • BEING BROKEN RIGHT NOW.GOD IS GOING TO MOLD YOU INTO
  • 00:25:10.688 --> 00:25:12.189
  • GOD IS GOING TO MOLD YOU INTOA VESSEL OF HONOR IN JESUS'
  • 00:25:12.189 --> 00:25:13.457
  • A VESSEL OF HONOR IN JESUS'NAME.
  • 00:25:13.457 --> 00:25:14.291
  • NAME.IF YOU RECEIVE IT, CAN YOU
  • 00:25:14.291 --> 00:25:16.627
  • I'D LIKE TO GIVE YOU AN
  • 00:25:17.928 --> 00:25:19.630
  • I'D LIKE TO GIVE YOU ANOPPORTUNITY TO MAKE JESUS THE
  • 00:25:19.630 --> 00:25:21.098
  • OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE JESUS THELORD OF YOUR LIFE.
  • 00:25:21.098 --> 00:25:22.433
  • LORD OF YOUR LIFE.WOULD YOU PRAY WITH ME?
  • 00:25:22.433 --> 00:25:25.135
  • WOULD YOU PRAY WITH ME?JUST SAY, "LORD JESUS, I
  • 00:25:25.135 --> 00:25:27.571
  • JUST SAY, "LORD JESUS, IREPENT OF MY SINS.
  • 00:25:27.571 --> 00:25:29.139
  • REPENT OF MY SINS.COME INTO MY HEART.
  • 00:25:29.139 --> 00:25:30.541
  • COME INTO MY HEART.I MAKE YOU MY LORD AND
  • 00:25:30.541 --> 00:25:32.209
  • I MAKE YOU MY LORD ANDSAVIOR."
  • 00:25:32.209 --> 00:25:33.110
  • SAVIOR."FRIENDS, IF YOU PRAYED THAT
  • 00:25:33.110 --> 00:25:34.545
  • FRIENDS, IF YOU PRAYED THATSIMPLE PRAYER, WE BELIEVE YOU
  • 00:25:34.545 --> 00:25:35.946
  • SIMPLE PRAYER, WE BELIEVE YOUGOT BORN AGAIN.
  • 00:25:35.946 --> 00:25:37.047
  • GOT BORN AGAIN.GET IN A GOOD, BIBLE-BASED
  • 00:25:37.047 --> 00:25:37.982
  • GET IN A GOOD, BIBLE-BASEDCHURCH.
  • 00:25:37.982 --> 00:25:39.817
  • CHURCH.KEEP GOD FIRST PLACE.
  • 00:25:39.817 --> 00:25:40.384
  • KEEP GOD FIRST PLACE.VICTORIA AND I WILL BE RIGHT
  • 00:25:40.384 --> 00:25:42.019
  • VICTORIA AND I WILL BE RIGHTBACK TO SPEAK A BLESSING OVER
  • 00:25:42.019 --> 00:25:42.820
  • > ANNCR: THIS JANUARY, AS
  • 00:25:44.388 --> 00:25:45.155
  • > ANNCR: THIS JANUARY, ASA THANK YOU FOR YOUR
  • 00:25:45.155 --> 00:25:46.724
  • A THANK YOU FOR YOURSUPPORT OF OUR MINISTRY,
  • 00:25:46.724 --> 00:25:47.558
  • SUPPORT OF OUR MINISTRY,JOEL AND VICTORIA WOULD
  • 00:25:47.558 --> 00:25:48.525
  • JOEL AND VICTORIA WOULDLIKE TO SEND YOU A COPY
  • 00:25:48.525 --> 00:25:49.994
  • LIKE TO SEND YOU A COPYOF JOEL'S NEW MINI-BOOK
  • 00:25:49.994 --> 00:25:51.095
  • OF JOEL'S NEW MINI-BOOKRESOURCE, "GOD'S PROMISES,
  • 00:25:51.095 --> 00:25:52.696
  • RESOURCE, "GOD'S PROMISES,40 TIMELESS TRUTHS FOR
  • 00:25:52.696 --> 00:25:54.865
  • 40 TIMELESS TRUTHS FORFLOURISHING IN LIFE".
  • 00:25:54.865 --> 00:25:56.500
  • FLOURISHING IN LIFE".MAKE 2021 A YEAR OF
  • 00:25:56.500 --> 00:25:57.534
  • MAKE 2021 A YEAR OFPEACE, HOPE, AND
  • 00:25:57.534 --> 00:25:58.769
  • PEACE, HOPE, ANDRESTORATION BY DECLARING
  • 00:25:58.769 --> 00:26:00.137
  • RESTORATION BY DECLARINGGOD'S PROMISES OVER YOUR
  • 00:26:00.137 --> 00:26:01.739
  • GOD'S PROMISES OVER YOURLIFE EVERY MORNING.
  • 00:26:01.739 --> 00:26:02.740
  • LIFE EVERY MORNING.THIS DEVOTIONAL WILL
  • 00:26:02.740 --> 00:26:03.707
  • THIS DEVOTIONAL WILLENCOURAGE YOU TO LEARN
  • 00:26:03.707 --> 00:26:04.808
  • ENCOURAGE YOU TO LEARNWHAT GOD HAS PROMISED
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  • WHAT GOD HAS PROMISEDYOU IN HIS WORD AND WILL
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  • YOUR DAY OFF MAKINGDECLARATIONS OF FAITH
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  • DAY. AS YOU DECLARE THESEPROMISES, YOU'LL SEE GOD'S
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  • AROUND THE WORLD. THANKYOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR
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