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It's A Setup

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October 19, 2020
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Joel and Victoria Osteen's message of unconditional love and unending hope reaches everyone across the world.

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  • - JOEL OSTEEN: WELL, GOD
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  • - JOEL OSTEEN: WELL, GODBLESS YOU, AND THANKS FOR
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  • BLESS YOU, AND THANKS FORLETTING US COME INTO YOUR
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  • LETTING US COME INTO YOURHOMES.
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  • HOMES.WE LOVE YOU, AND IF YOU'RE
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  • WE LOVE YOU, AND IF YOU'REEVER IN OUR AREA, PLEASE STOP
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  • EVER IN OUR AREA, PLEASE STOPBY AND BE A PART OF ONE OF
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  • BY AND BE A PART OF ONE OFOUR SERVICES.
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  • OUR SERVICES.THESE ARE THE FINEST PEOPLE
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  • THESE ARE THE FINEST PEOPLEIN ALL OF HOUSTON, TEXAS.
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  • IN ALL OF HOUSTON, TEXAS.RIGHT HERE AT LAKEWOOD AND
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  • RIGHT HERE AT LAKEWOOD ANDI'LL PROMISE YOU WE WILL MAKE
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  • I'LL PROMISE YOU WE WILL MAKEYOU FEEL RIGHT AT HOME.
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  • YOU FEEL RIGHT AT HOME.I LIKE TO START WITH
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  • I LIKE TO START WITHSOMETHING FUNNY, AND ONE DAY
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  • SOMETHING FUNNY, AND ONE DAYJESUS AND SATAN WERE HAVING A
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  • JESUS AND SATAN WERE HAVING ACONTEST TO SEE WHO WAS BETTER
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  • CONTEST TO SEE WHO WAS BETTERWITH COMPUTERS.
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  • WITH COMPUTERS.AFTER SIX HOURS OF MAKING
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  • AFTER SIX HOURS OF MAKINGSPREADSHEETS AND DESIGNING
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  • SPREADSHEETS AND DESIGNINGWEB PAGES, A THUNDERSTORM
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  • WEB PAGES, A THUNDERSTORMKNOCKED THE POWER OUT.
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  • KNOCKED THE POWER OUT.WHEN THEY REBOOTED THEIR
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  • WHEN THEY REBOOTED THEIRCOMPUTERS, SATAN STARTED
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  • COMPUTERS, SATAN STARTEDSCREAMING, "IT'S ALL LOST.
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  • SCREAMING, "IT'S ALL LOST.ALL MY MATERIAL IS GONE."
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  • ALL MY MATERIAL IS GONE."WHILE JESUS QUIETLY WALKED
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  • WHILE JESUS QUIETLY WALKEDOVER AND PRINTED HIS OUT,
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  • OVER AND PRINTED HIS OUT,TURNED IT IN.
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  • TURNED IT IN.SATAN COMPLAINED, "THIS IS
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  • SATAN COMPLAINED, "THIS ISNOT FAIR.
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  • NOT FAIR.HE MUST'VE CHEATED.
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  • HE MUST'VE CHEATED.HOW COME HE DIDN'T LOSE HIS
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  • HOW COME HE DIDN'T LOSE HISMATERIAL."
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  • MATERIAL."GOD SMILED AND SAID, "JESUS
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  • GOD SMILED AND SAID, "JESUSSAVES."
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  • SAVES."SAY IT LIKE YOU MEAN IT, THIS
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  • SAY IT LIKE YOU MEAN IT, THISIS MY BIBLE.
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  • IS MY BIBLE.I AM WHAT IT SAYS I AM; I
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  • I AM WHAT IT SAYS I AM; IHAVE WHAT IT SAYS I HAVE; I
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  • HAVE WHAT IT SAYS I HAVE; ICAN DO WHAT IT SAYS I CAN DO.
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  • CAN DO WHAT IT SAYS I CAN 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, IN
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  • I WILL NEVER BE THE SAME, INJESUS'S NAME, GOD BLESS YOU.
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  • JESUS'S NAME, GOD BLESS YOU.I WANT TO TALK TO YOU TODAY
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  • I WANT TO TALK TO YOU TODAYABOUT IT'S A SETUP.
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  • ABOUT IT'S A SETUP.EVERYTHING IN YOUR LIFE HAS
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  • EVERYTHING IN YOUR LIFE HASBEEN CAREFULLY ORCHESTRATED.
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  • BEEN CAREFULLY ORCHESTRATED.GOD IS STRATEGIC.
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  • GOD IS STRATEGIC.BEFORE YOU WERE BORN, HE LAID
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  • BEFORE YOU WERE BORN, HE LAIDOUT A SPECIFIC PLAN FOR YOU.
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  • OUT A SPECIFIC PLAN FOR YOU.NOTHING RANDOMLY HAPPENS, NOT
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  • NOTHING RANDOMLY HAPPENS, NOTJUST THE GOOD BREAKS, THE
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  • JUST THE GOOD BREAKS, THEPROMOTIONS, THE TIMES YOU'VE
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  • PROMOTIONS, THE TIMES YOU'VESEEN FAVOR.
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  • SEEN FAVOR.BUT EVEN THE CLOSED DOORS,
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  • BUT EVEN THE CLOSED DOORS,THE DISAPPOINTMENTS, THE
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  • THE DISAPPOINTMENTS, THEBETRAYALS.
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  • BETRAYALS.THAT'S ALL A PART OF GOD'S
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  • THAT'S ALL A PART OF GOD'SPLAN.
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  • PLAN.IT MAY NOT MAKE SENSE; IT
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  • IT MAY NOT MAKE SENSE; ITWASN'T FAIR, BUT GOD WOULDN'T
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  • WASN'T FAIR, BUT GOD WOULDN'THAVE ALLOWED IT IF IT WASN'T
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  • HAVE ALLOWED IT IF IT WASN'TGOING TO WORK FOR YOUR GOOD;
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  • GOING TO WORK FOR YOUR GOOD;AND IF YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND
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  • AND IF YOU DON'T UNDERSTANDTHAT NOTHING RANDOMLY
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  • THAT NOTHING RANDOMLYHAPPENS, THEN YOU'LL BE
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  • HAPPENS, THEN YOU'LL BEFRUSTRATED WHEN THINGS DON'T
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  • FRUSTRATED WHEN THINGS DON'TGO YOUR WAY AND UPSET BECAUSE
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  • GO YOUR WAY AND UPSET BECAUSESOMEBODY DID YOU WRONG.
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  • SOMEBODY DID YOU WRONG.BITTER BECAUSE A PERSON
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  • BITTER BECAUSE A PERSONWALKED AWAY.
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  • WALKED AWAY.WHEN IN REALITY, IT WAS
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  • WHEN IN REALITY, IT WASORDAINED BY GOD TO MOVE YOU
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  • ORDAINED BY GOD TO MOVE YOUINTO YOUR DESTINY.
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  • INTO YOUR DESTINY.YOU ARE NOT AT THE MERCY OF
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  • YOU ARE NOT AT THE MERCY OFLUCK, OF FATE, OF OTHER
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  • LUCK, OF FATE, OF OTHERPEOPLE.
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  • PEOPLE.THE GOD WHO CAUSES THE EARTH
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  • THE GOD WHO CAUSES THE EARTHTO ROTATE DOWN TO THE EXACT
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  • TO ROTATE DOWN TO THE EXACTMILLISECOND HAS ORDERED YOUR
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  • MILLISECOND HAS ORDERED YOURSTEPS.
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  • STEPS.DO YOU THINK ANOTHER PERSON
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  • DO YOU THINK ANOTHER PERSONCAN STOP WHAT GOD HAS ORDERED
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  • CAN STOP WHAT GOD HAS ORDEREDFOR YOU?
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  • FOR YOU?DO YOU THINK A BAD BREAK, A
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  • DO YOU THINK A BAD BREAK, ACLOSED DOOR, A JEALOUS
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  • CLOSED DOOR, A JEALOUSCOWORKER, CAN CHANGE WHAT GOD
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  • COWORKER, CAN CHANGE WHAT GODHAS SPOKEN OVER YOUR LIFE?
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  • HAS SPOKEN OVER YOUR LIFE?THE PEOPLE COMING AGAINST
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  • THE PEOPLE COMING AGAINSTYOU, THE NEGATIVE
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  • YOU, THE NEGATIVECIRCUMSTANCES, THEY ARE PAWNS
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  • CIRCUMSTANCES, THEY ARE PAWNSIN THE HANDS OF GOD.
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  • IN THE HANDS OF GOD.THE ENEMY THINKS HE'S USING
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  • THE ENEMY THINKS HE'S USINGTHEM TO HOLD YOU BACK.
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  • THEM TO HOLD YOU BACK.THE TRUTH IS, GOD IS USING
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  • THE TRUTH IS, GOD IS USINGTHEM TO PUSH YOU FORWARD.
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  • THEM TO PUSH YOU FORWARD.IN THE SCRIPTURE, JOSEPH'S
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  • IN THE SCRIPTURE, JOSEPH'SBROTHERS THREW HIM INTO A
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  • BROTHERS THREW HIM INTO APIT.
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  • PIT.THEY THOUGHT THEY WERE
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  • THEY THOUGHT THEY WERESTOPPING HIS DESTINY, BUT GOD
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  • STOPPING HIS DESTINY, BUT GODUSED THEM TO PUSH JOSEPH INTO
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  • USED THEM TO PUSH JOSEPH INTOHIS DESTINY.
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  • HIS DESTINY.GOD ORDAINED THEM TO BETRAY
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  • GOD ORDAINED THEM TO BETRAYJOSEPH.
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  • JOSEPH.IT WAS A PART OF THE PLAN
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  • IT WAS A PART OF THE PLANTHAT GOD LAID OUT FOR HIS
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  • THAT GOD LAID OUT FOR HISLIFE, AND WITHOUT THAT
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  • LIFE, AND WITHOUT THATBETRAYAL, WITHOUT POTIPHAR'S
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  • BETRAYAL, WITHOUT POTIPHAR'SWIFE FALSELY ACCUSING JOSEPH,
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  • WIFE FALSELY ACCUSING JOSEPH,WITHOUT HIM SPENDING TIME
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  • WITHOUT HIM SPENDING TIMEUNFAIRLY IN PRISON, JOSEPH
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  • UNFAIRLY IN PRISON, JOSEPHWOULD'VE NEVER FULFILLED HIS
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  • WOULD'VE NEVER FULFILLED HISDESTINY.
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  • DESTINY.IT WASN'T RANDOM; IT WASN'T
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  • IT WASN'T RANDOM; IT WASN'TBAD LUCK; IT WAS STRATEGIC.
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  • BAD LUCK; IT WAS STRATEGIC.ARE YOU FIGHTING WHAT GOD HAS
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  • ARE YOU FIGHTING WHAT GOD HASORDAINED, FRUSTRATED BECAUSE
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  • ORDAINED, FRUSTRATED BECAUSEA DOOR CLOSED, OR BITTER
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  • A DOOR CLOSED, OR BITTERBECAUSE SOMEBODY WALKED AWAY?
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  • BECAUSE SOMEBODY WALKED AWAY?WITHOUT THAT, YOU COULDN'T
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  • WITHOUT THAT, YOU COULDN'TFULFILL YOUR PURPOSE.
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  • FULFILL YOUR PURPOSE.THE ENEMY DIDN'T COME IN AND
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  • THE ENEMY DIDN'T COME IN ANDSOMEHOW TAKE THE STEERING
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  • SOMEHOW TAKE THE STEERINGWHEEL, AND NOW HE'S IN
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  • WHEEL, AND NOW HE'S INCONTROL.
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  • CONTROL.HE SUPERSEDED GOD'S PLAN; HE
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  • HE SUPERSEDED GOD'S PLAN; HEOVERPOWERED THE CREATOR; HE
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  • OVERPOWERED THE CREATOR; HEDOESN'T HAVE THAT KIND OF
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  • DOESN'T HAVE THAT KIND OFAUTHORITY.
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  • AUTHORITY.THE GOD WHO BREATHED LIFE
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  • THE GOD WHO BREATHED LIFEINTO YOU, THE GOD WHO HAS
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  • INTO YOU, THE GOD WHO HASNUMBERED YOUR DAYS, THE GOD
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  • NUMBERED YOUR DAYS, THE GODWHO IS FOR YOU AND NOT
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  • WHO IS FOR YOU AND NOTAGAINST YOU IS IN COMPLETE
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  • AGAINST YOU IS IN COMPLETECONTROL.
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  • CONTROL.YOU MAY NOT UNDERSTAND WHAT
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  • YOU MAY NOT UNDERSTAND WHATHAPPENED; IT MAY NOT HAVE
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  • HAPPENED; IT MAY NOT HAVEBEEN FAIR, BUT IF YOU'LL STAY
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  • BEEN FAIR, BUT IF YOU'LL STAYIN FAITH, ONE DAY YOU'LL SEE,
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  • IN FAITH, ONE DAY YOU'LL SEE,LIKE JOSEPH, IT WASN'T
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  • LIKE JOSEPH, IT WASN'TRANDOM; IT WAS INTENTIONAL.
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  • RANDOM; IT WAS INTENTIONAL.IT WAS A SETUP, GOD USED IT
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  • IT WAS A SETUP, GOD USED ITTO PUSH YOU FORWARD.
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  • TO PUSH YOU FORWARD.BUT WHEN WE ISOLATE A
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  • BUT WHEN WE ISOLATE ANEGATIVE EXPERIENCE AND LOOK
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  • NEGATIVE EXPERIENCE AND LOOKAT IT ON ITS OWN, IT MAY NOT
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  • AT IT ON ITS OWN, IT MAY NOTMAKE SENSE.
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  • MAKE SENSE.IF YOU HAVE A LARGE PUZZLE,
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  • IF YOU HAVE A LARGE PUZZLE,SOMETIMES YOU WILL FIND A
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  • SOMETIMES YOU WILL FIND APIECE THAT DOESN'T LOOK LIKE
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  • PIECE THAT DOESN'T LOOK LIKEIT FITS.
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  • IT FITS.YOU'RE SURE THE MANUFACTURER
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  • YOU'RE SURE THE MANUFACTURERHAS MADE A MISTAKE.
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  • HAS MADE A MISTAKE.IT'S AN ODD SHAPE, A STRANGE
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  • IT'S AN ODD SHAPE, A STRANGECOLOR, BUT WHEN THE OTHER
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  • COLOR, BUT WHEN THE OTHERPIECES COME TOGETHER, THERE
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  • PIECES COME TOGETHER, THEREWILL BE A PERFECT FIT.
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  • WILL BE A PERFECT FIT.THE COLORS WILL MATCH; THE
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  • THE COLORS WILL MATCH; THEEDGES WILL LINE UP, AND
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  • EDGES WILL LINE UP, ANDWITHOUT THAT PIECE, THE
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  • WITHOUT THAT PIECE, THEPUZZLE WOULDN'T BE COMPLETE;
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  • PUZZLE WOULDN'T BE COMPLETE;AND YOU MAY HAVE A PIECE TO
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  • AND YOU MAY HAVE A PIECE TOYOUR PUZZLE TODAY THAT
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  • YOUR PUZZLE TODAY THATDOESN'T MAKE SENSE.
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  • DOESN'T MAKE SENSE.YOU COULD THINK, "GOD DIDN'T
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  • YOU COULD THINK, "GOD DIDN'TORDAIN THIS.
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  • ORDAIN THIS.I LOST MY MAIN CLIENT."
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  • I LOST MY MAIN CLIENT."A RELATIONSHIP DIDN'T WORK
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  • A RELATIONSHIP DIDN'T WORKOUT, MY CHILD GOT OFF COURSE,
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  • OUT, MY CHILD GOT OFF COURSE,THIS DOESN'T FIT.
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  • THIS DOESN'T FIT.YOU MAY NOT SEE IT NOW, BUT
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  • YOU MAY NOT SEE IT NOW, BUTGOD IS NOT THROUGH WORKING.
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  • GOD IS NOT THROUGH WORKING.YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT HE'S UP
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  • YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT HE'S UPTO.
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  • TO.YOU'RE LOOKING AT ONE PIECE.
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  • YOU'RE LOOKING AT ONE PIECE.LIKE JOSEPH, YOU'RE LOOKING
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  • LIKE JOSEPH, YOU'RE LOOKINGAT THE BETRAYAL.
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  • AT THE BETRAYAL.WHAT YOU CAN'T SEE IS THE
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  • WHAT YOU CAN'T SEE IS THETHRONE IS COMING.
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  • THRONE IS COMING.INSTEAD OF FIGHTING IT, BEING
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  • INSTEAD OF FIGHTING IT, BEINGBITTER, TURN IT AROUND: "GOD,
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  • BITTER, TURN IT AROUND: "GOD,MY LIFE IS IN YOUR HANDS.
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  • MY LIFE IS IN YOUR HANDS.I KNOW YOUR PLANS FOR ME ARE
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  • I KNOW YOUR PLANS FOR ME AREFOR GOOD.
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  • FOR GOOD.I MAY NOT UNDERSTAND
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  • I MAY NOT UNDERSTANDEVERYTHING, BUT GOD, I TRUST
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  • EVERYTHING, BUT GOD, I TRUSTYOU.
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  • YOU.I BELIEVE YOU'LL GET ME TO
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  • I BELIEVE YOU'LL GET ME TOWHERE I'M SUPPOSED TO BE."
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  • WHERE I'M SUPPOSED TO BE."THE SCRIPTURE SAYS, "GOD HAS
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  • THE SCRIPTURE SAYS, "GOD HASORDERED YOUR STEPS."
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  • ORDERED YOUR STEPS."DOESN'T SAY HE HAS SUGGESTED
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  • DOESN'T SAY HE HAS SUGGESTEDTHEM, "MAYBE THIS WILL
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  • THEM, "MAYBE THIS WILLHAPPEN, MAYBE THAT WILL
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  • HAPPEN, MAYBE THAT WILLHAPPEN."
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  • HAPPEN."YOUR STEPS HAVE BEEN ORDERED.
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  • YOUR STEPS HAVE BEEN ORDERED.BUT HERE'S WHAT I'VE LEARNED.
  • 00:05:28.284 --> 00:05:30.286
  • BUT HERE'S WHAT I'VE LEARNED.WHEN GOD ORDERED MY STEPS, HE
  • 00:05:30.286 --> 00:05:32.054
  • WHEN GOD ORDERED MY STEPS, HEDIDN'T CHECK WITH ME.
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  • DIDN'T CHECK WITH ME.HE DIDN'T ASK FOR MY OPINION.
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  • HE DIDN'T ASK FOR MY OPINION.IF HE WOULD HAVE, I WOULD'VE
  • 00:05:35.224 --> 00:05:36.793
  • IF HE WOULD HAVE, I WOULD'VETOLD HIM, "I DON'T WANT TO GO
  • 00:05:36.793 --> 00:05:38.294
  • TOLD HIM, "I DON'T WANT TO GOTHROUGH THAT DISAPPOINTMENT.
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  • THROUGH THAT DISAPPOINTMENT.I DON'T WANT THOSE PEOPLE TO
  • 00:05:39.228 --> 00:05:40.329
  • I DON'T WANT THOSE PEOPLE TOTALK ABOUT ME.
  • 00:05:40.329 --> 00:05:41.531
  • TALK ABOUT ME.I DON'T WANT THAT COMPANY TO
  • 00:05:41.531 --> 00:05:42.865
  • I DON'T WANT THAT COMPANY TOFILE A LAWSUIT, TO TRY TO
  • 00:05:42.865 --> 00:05:44.167
  • FILE A LAWSUIT, TO TRY TOKEEP US FROM MOVING INTO THE
  • 00:05:44.167 --> 00:05:45.568
  • KEEP US FROM MOVING INTO THECOMPAQ CENTER."
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  • COMPAQ CENTER."I WOULD'VE SAID NO TO ALL THE
  • 00:05:47.537 --> 00:05:49.105
  • I WOULD'VE SAID NO TO ALL THEDIFFICULTIES, BECAUSE I
  • 00:05:49.105 --> 00:05:50.440
  • DIFFICULTIES, BECAUSE ICOULDN'T SEE WHERE THEY WERE
  • 00:05:50.440 --> 00:05:51.841
  • COULDN'T SEE WHERE THEY WERETAKING ME.
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  • TAKING ME.YOU CAN'T REACH YOUR DESTINY
  • 00:05:53.743 --> 00:05:55.578
  • YOU CAN'T REACH YOUR DESTINYWITHOUT OPPOSITION, WITHOUT
  • 00:05:55.578 --> 00:05:57.447
  • WITHOUT OPPOSITION, WITHOUTBETRAYAL, WITHOUT CRITICISM,
  • 00:05:57.447 --> 00:05:58.748
  • BETRAYAL, WITHOUT CRITICISM,WITHOUT THINGS YOU DON'T
  • 00:05:58.748 --> 00:06:00.116
  • WITHOUT THINGS YOU DON'TUNDERSTAND.
  • 00:06:00.116 --> 00:06:01.117
  • UNDERSTAND.WHEN MY FATHER WENT TO BE
  • 00:06:01.117 --> 00:06:02.585
  • WHEN MY FATHER WENT TO BEWITH THE LORD, I DIDN'T SEE
  • 00:06:02.585 --> 00:06:04.587
  • WITH THE LORD, I DIDN'T SEEANYTHING GOOD ABOUT THAT.
  • 00:06:04.587 --> 00:06:05.455
  • ANYTHING GOOD ABOUT THAT.I LOST ONE OF MY BEST
  • 00:06:05.455 --> 00:06:07.457
  • I LOST ONE OF MY BESTFRIENDS, SOMEBODY I ADMIRED
  • 00:06:07.457 --> 00:06:08.825
  • FRIENDS, SOMEBODY I ADMIREDAND LOOKED UP TO, I WANTED
  • 00:06:08.825 --> 00:06:10.827
  • AND LOOKED UP TO, I WANTEDHIM TO LIVE ANOTHER 20 YEARS.
  • 00:06:10.827 --> 00:06:12.562
  • HIM TO LIVE ANOTHER 20 YEARS.BUT IT WAS THAT LOSS THAT
  • 00:06:12.562 --> 00:06:13.996
  • BUT IT WAS THAT LOSS THATPUSHED ME INTO WHAT I'M DOING
  • 00:06:13.996 --> 00:06:15.431
  • PUSHED ME INTO WHAT I'M DOINGTODAY.
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  • TODAY.ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE
  • 00:06:16.699 --> 00:06:18.968
  • ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THEDIFFICULTY IS A NEW LEVEL OF
  • 00:06:18.968 --> 00:06:20.236
  • DIFFICULTY IS A NEW LEVEL OFYOUR DESTINY.
  • 00:06:20.236 --> 00:06:21.270
  • YOUR DESTINY.IF YOU'LL KEEP THE RIGHT
  • 00:06:21.270 --> 00:06:23.606
  • IF YOU'LL KEEP THE RIGHTATTITUDE, ALL THINGS WILL
  • 00:06:23.606 --> 00:06:24.974
  • ATTITUDE, ALL THINGS WILLWORK FOR YOUR GOOD.
  • 00:06:24.974 --> 00:06:26.542
  • WORK FOR YOUR GOOD.NOT SOME THINGS, NOT JUST THE
  • 00:06:26.542 --> 00:06:28.411
  • NOT SOME THINGS, NOT JUST THEGOOD BREAKS, THE PROMOTION,
  • 00:06:28.411 --> 00:06:29.745
  • GOOD BREAKS, THE PROMOTION,BUT EVEN THE LOSS, THE
  • 00:06:29.745 --> 00:06:30.813
  • BUT EVEN THE LOSS, THEDISAPPOINTMENT.
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  • DISAPPOINTMENT.THE PERSON THAT WALKED AWAY,
  • 00:06:32.148 --> 00:06:33.616
  • THE PERSON THAT WALKED AWAY,IT WASN'T RANDOM, IT WAS
  • 00:06:33.616 --> 00:06:35.551
  • IT WASN'T RANDOM, IT WASORDAINED BY GOD.
  • 00:06:35.551 --> 00:06:37.553
  • ORDAINED BY GOD.IN JOHN CHAPTER 11, LAZARUS
  • 00:06:37.553 --> 00:06:39.055
  • IN JOHN CHAPTER 11, LAZARUSWAS VERY SICK.
  • 00:06:39.055 --> 00:06:40.223
  • WAS VERY SICK.HIS TWO SISTERS, MARY AND
  • 00:06:40.223 --> 00:06:41.757
  • HIS TWO SISTERS, MARY ANDMARTHA, SENT WORD TO THEIR
  • 00:06:41.757 --> 00:06:43.259
  • MARTHA, SENT WORD TO THEIRFRIEND, JESUS, TO COME TO
  • 00:06:43.259 --> 00:06:45.194
  • FRIEND, JESUS, TO COME TOTHEIR HOUSE AND PRAY FOR HIM.
  • 00:06:45.194 --> 00:06:46.896
  • THEIR HOUSE AND PRAY FOR HIM.JESUS WAS IN ANOTHER CITY; HE
  • 00:06:46.896 --> 00:06:48.831
  • JESUS WAS IN ANOTHER CITY; HEWAITED FOUR DAYS, AND LAZARUS
  • 00:06:48.831 --> 00:06:49.765
  • WAITED FOUR DAYS, AND LAZARUSDIED.
  • 00:06:49.765 --> 00:06:50.700
  • DIED.THERE WERE ALL THESE PEOPLE
  • 00:06:50.700 --> 00:06:52.268
  • THERE WERE ALL THESE PEOPLEGATHERED AT THE HOUSE, PAID
  • 00:06:52.268 --> 00:06:53.736
  • GATHERED AT THE HOUSE, PAIDTHEIR RESPECTS, AND COMFORT
  • 00:06:53.736 --> 00:06:54.971
  • THEIR RESPECTS, AND COMFORTTHE FAMILY.
  • 00:06:54.971 --> 00:06:56.572
  • THE FAMILY.THEN JESUS SHOWED UP; HE
  • 00:06:56.572 --> 00:06:58.574
  • THEN JESUS SHOWED UP; HERAISED LAZARUS FROM THE DEAD.
  • 00:06:58.574 --> 00:07:00.276
  • RAISED LAZARUS FROM THE DEAD.MOST OF THE PEOPLE THERE WERE
  • 00:07:00.276 --> 00:07:02.011
  • MOST OF THE PEOPLE THERE WEREEXCITED, AND THEY BELIEVED IN
  • 00:07:02.011 --> 00:07:03.246
  • EXCITED, AND THEY BELIEVED INJESUS.
  • 00:07:03.246 --> 00:07:04.080
  • JESUS.BUT SOME OF THEM WERE
  • 00:07:04.080 --> 00:07:06.082
  • BUT SOME OF THEM WERECYNICAL; THEY COULDN'T DENY
  • 00:07:06.082 --> 00:07:07.383
  • CYNICAL; THEY COULDN'T DENYHIS POWER, BUT THEY WEREN'T
  • 00:07:07.383 --> 00:07:08.584
  • HIS POWER, BUT THEY WEREN'TFOR HIM.
  • 00:07:08.584 --> 00:07:09.819
  • FOR HIM.THEY RUSHED BACK TO TELL THE
  • 00:07:09.819 --> 00:07:11.287
  • THEY RUSHED BACK TO TELL THEPHARISEES, THE RELIGIOUS
  • 00:07:11.287 --> 00:07:13.389
  • PHARISEES, THE RELIGIOUSLEADERS, WHAT HAPPENED, AND
  • 00:07:13.389 --> 00:07:14.891
  • LEADERS, WHAT HAPPENED, ANDTHE MAIN PRIEST CALLED THE
  • 00:07:14.891 --> 00:07:16.726
  • THE MAIN PRIEST CALLED THECOUNCIL TOGETHER AND SAID,
  • 00:07:16.726 --> 00:07:18.227
  • COUNCIL TOGETHER AND SAID,"IF WE LET JESUS CONTINUE,
  • 00:07:18.227 --> 00:07:19.462
  • "IF WE LET JESUS CONTINUE,THE WHOLE NATION WILL BELIEVE
  • 00:07:19.462 --> 00:07:20.429
  • THE WHOLE NATION WILL BELIEVEIN HIM."
  • 00:07:20.429 --> 00:07:22.431
  • IN HIM."VERSE 53 SAYS, "FROM THAT
  • 00:07:22.431 --> 00:07:24.333
  • VERSE 53 SAYS, "FROM THATTIME ON, THE RELIGIOUS
  • 00:07:24.333 --> 00:07:26.769
  • TIME ON, THE RELIGIOUSLEADERS BEGAN TO PLOT JESUS'S
  • 00:07:26.769 --> 00:07:27.904
  • LEADERS BEGAN TO PLOT JESUS'SDEATH."
  • 00:07:27.904 --> 00:07:29.705
  • DEATH."LAZARUS BEING RAISED WAS A
  • 00:07:29.705 --> 00:07:31.641
  • LAZARUS BEING RAISED WAS ASTRATEGIC PART IN THE PLAN OF
  • 00:07:31.641 --> 00:07:32.642
  • STRATEGIC PART IN THE PLAN OFGOD.
  • 00:07:32.642 --> 00:07:34.610
  • GOD.IT SET INTO MOTION ALL THESE
  • 00:07:34.610 --> 00:07:36.379
  • IT SET INTO MOTION ALL THESEOTHER EVENTS THAT EVENTUALLY
  • 00:07:36.379 --> 00:07:38.648
  • OTHER EVENTS THAT EVENTUALLYLED TO JESUS BEING CRUCIFIED.
  • 00:07:38.648 --> 00:07:40.550
  • LED TO JESUS BEING CRUCIFIED.THAT'S WHY JESUS WAITED ON
  • 00:07:40.550 --> 00:07:42.985
  • THAT'S WHY JESUS WAITED ONPURPOSE FOR LAZARUS TO DIE.
  • 00:07:42.985 --> 00:07:44.287
  • PURPOSE FOR LAZARUS TO DIE.HE COULD'VE GONE THERE SOONER
  • 00:07:44.287 --> 00:07:45.821
  • HE COULD'VE GONE THERE SOONERAND HEALED HIM, OR HE
  • 00:07:45.821 --> 00:07:47.156
  • AND HEALED HIM, OR HECOULD'VE SPOKEN HEALING FROM
  • 00:07:47.156 --> 00:07:48.991
  • COULD'VE SPOKEN HEALING FROMANOTHER CITY, LIKE HE'D DONE,
  • 00:07:48.991 --> 00:07:50.726
  • ANOTHER CITY, LIKE HE'D DONE,AND HEALED OTHER PEOPLE.
  • 00:07:50.726 --> 00:07:52.228
  • AND HEALED OTHER PEOPLE.BUT HE WAITED FOR LAZARUS TO
  • 00:07:52.228 --> 00:07:54.163
  • BUT HE WAITED FOR LAZARUS TODIE, SO ALL THESE PEOPLE
  • 00:07:54.163 --> 00:07:55.431
  • DIE, SO ALL THESE PEOPLEWOULD BE GATHERED.
  • 00:07:55.431 --> 00:07:56.399
  • WOULD BE GATHERED.IT WOULD CREATE SUCH A
  • 00:07:56.399 --> 00:07:58.367
  • IT WOULD CREATE SUCH ACOMMOTION, A MAN BEING RAISED
  • 00:07:58.367 --> 00:07:59.635
  • COMMOTION, A MAN BEING RAISEDFROM THE DEAD, THAT THE
  • 00:07:59.635 --> 00:08:01.304
  • FROM THE DEAD, THAT THECRITICS WOULD GO BACK AND GET
  • 00:08:01.304 --> 00:08:03.339
  • CRITICS WOULD GO BACK AND GETTHE COUNCIL ALL STIRRED UP.
  • 00:08:03.339 --> 00:08:04.507
  • THE COUNCIL ALL STIRRED UP.WHAT AM I SAYING?
  • 00:08:04.507 --> 00:08:06.175
  • WHAT AM I SAYING?WHAT MAY LOOK LIKE A CRISIS
  • 00:08:06.175 --> 00:08:08.411
  • WHAT MAY LOOK LIKE A CRISISTO US CAN STILL BE THE PLAN
  • 00:08:08.411 --> 00:08:09.378
  • TO US CAN STILL BE THE PLANOF GOD.
  • 00:08:09.378 --> 00:08:11.080
  • OF GOD.MARY AND MARTHA WERE UPSET,
  • 00:08:11.080 --> 00:08:11.814
  • MARY AND MARTHA WERE UPSET,WEEPING.
  • 00:08:11.814 --> 00:08:13.082
  • WEEPING.THEY COULDN'T SEE IT AT THE
  • 00:08:13.082 --> 00:08:15.318
  • THEY COULDN'T SEE IT AT THETIME, THAT CRISIS WAS
  • 00:08:15.318 --> 00:08:16.919
  • TIME, THAT CRISIS WASORDAINED BY GOD.
  • 00:08:16.919 --> 00:08:18.621
  • ORDAINED BY GOD.JESUS BEING DELAYED WASN'T AN
  • 00:08:18.621 --> 00:08:20.590
  • JESUS BEING DELAYED WASN'T ANACCIDENT; HIM NOT COMING WHEN
  • 00:08:20.590 --> 00:08:22.158
  • ACCIDENT; HIM NOT COMING WHENTHEY ASKED WAS DIVINELY
  • 00:08:22.158 --> 00:08:23.492
  • THEY ASKED WAS DIVINELYORCHESTRATED.
  • 00:08:23.492 --> 00:08:26.062
  • ORCHESTRATED.NOTHING RANDOMLY HAPPENS,
  • 00:08:26.062 --> 00:08:27.997
  • NOTHING RANDOMLY HAPPENS,EVEN THE CRISIS, THE BAD
  • 00:08:27.997 --> 00:08:29.599
  • EVEN THE CRISIS, THE BADBREAKS, THE THINGS THAT DON'T
  • 00:08:29.599 --> 00:08:30.399
  • BREAKS, THE THINGS THAT DON'TMAKE SENSE.
  • 00:08:30.399 --> 00:08:32.201
  • MAKE SENSE.WE CAN'T SEE IT, BUT GOD IS
  • 00:08:32.201 --> 00:08:33.836
  • WE CAN'T SEE IT, BUT GOD ISSTILL ON THE THRONE.
  • 00:08:33.836 --> 00:08:35.404
  • STILL ON THE THRONE.THOUGHTS WILL TELL YOU, "IT'S
  • 00:08:35.404 --> 00:08:36.939
  • THOUGHTS WILL TELL YOU, "IT'SNEVER GOING TO WORK OUT.
  • 00:08:36.939 --> 00:08:38.074
  • NEVER GOING TO WORK OUT.THERE'S NO PURPOSE TO THIS,
  • 00:08:38.074 --> 00:08:39.775
  • THERE'S NO PURPOSE TO THIS,YOU JUST HAVE BAD LUCK."
  • 00:08:39.775 --> 00:08:41.577
  • YOU JUST HAVE BAD LUCK."DON'T BELIEVE THOSE LIES, GOD
  • 00:08:41.577 --> 00:08:43.412
  • DON'T BELIEVE THOSE LIES, GODIS UP TO SOMETHING; GOD IS
  • 00:08:43.412 --> 00:08:45.147
  • IS UP TO SOMETHING; GOD ISSTRATEGIC; THINGS ARE IN
  • 00:08:45.147 --> 00:08:46.749
  • STRATEGIC; THINGS ARE INMOTION RIGHT NOW THAT YOU
  • 00:08:46.749 --> 00:08:47.717
  • MOTION RIGHT NOW THAT YOUCAN'T SEE.
  • 00:08:47.717 --> 00:08:49.452
  • CAN'T SEE.BEHIND THE SCENES, GOD'S
  • 00:08:49.452 --> 00:08:50.886
  • BEHIND THE SCENES, GOD'SMOVING THE WRONG PEOPLE OUT
  • 00:08:50.886 --> 00:08:52.488
  • MOVING THE WRONG PEOPLE OUTOF THE WAY, LINING UP THE
  • 00:08:52.488 --> 00:08:54.123
  • OF THE WAY, LINING UP THERIGHT PEOPLE, ARRANGING
  • 00:08:54.123 --> 00:08:55.458
  • RIGHT PEOPLE, ARRANGINGTHINGS IN YOUR FAVOR.
  • 00:08:55.458 --> 00:08:56.993
  • THINGS IN YOUR FAVOR.IT'S IN THE PROCESS OF COMING
  • 00:08:56.993 --> 00:08:58.127
  • IT'S IN THE PROCESS OF COMINGTOGETHER.
  • 00:08:58.127 --> 00:08:59.862
  • TOGETHER.WE MAY NOT UNDERSTAND IT ALL,
  • 00:08:59.862 --> 00:09:01.797
  • WE MAY NOT UNDERSTAND IT ALL,BUT I CAN ASSURE YOU NOTHING
  • 00:09:01.797 --> 00:09:03.299
  • BUT I CAN ASSURE YOU NOTHINGIS RANDOM.
  • 00:09:03.299 --> 00:09:05.635
  • IS RANDOM.THE DELAY WAS ON PURPOSE; THE
  • 00:09:05.635 --> 00:09:07.770
  • THE DELAY WAS ON PURPOSE; THEBETRAYAL WAS ORDAINED BY GOD;
  • 00:09:07.770 --> 00:09:09.405
  • BETRAYAL WAS ORDAINED BY GOD;THE PERSON THAT TURNED ON YOU
  • 00:09:09.405 --> 00:09:10.640
  • THE PERSON THAT TURNED ON YOUWASN'T SUPPOSED TO BE FOR
  • 00:09:10.640 --> 00:09:11.440
  • WASN'T SUPPOSED TO BE FORYOU.
  • 00:09:11.440 --> 00:09:12.942
  • YOU.IT MAY SEEM LIKE IT'S OUT OF
  • 00:09:12.942 --> 00:09:15.244
  • IT MAY SEEM LIKE IT'S OUT OFCONTROL, BUT GOD IS STILL IN
  • 00:09:15.244 --> 00:09:16.746
  • CONTROL, BUT GOD IS STILL INCOMPLETE CONTROL.
  • 00:09:16.746 --> 00:09:17.947
  • COMPLETE CONTROL.THE PLAN HE'S LAID OUT FOR
  • 00:09:17.947 --> 00:09:20.349
  • THE PLAN HE'S LAID OUT FORYOUR LIFE IS RIGHT ON TRACK.
  • 00:09:20.349 --> 00:09:21.484
  • YOUR LIFE IS RIGHT ON TRACK.NOW, KEEP DOING THE RIGHT
  • 00:09:21.484 --> 00:09:22.818
  • NOW, KEEP DOING THE RIGHTTHING WHEN YOU DON'T
  • 00:09:22.818 --> 00:09:24.120
  • THING WHEN YOU DON'TUNDERSTAND.
  • 00:09:24.120 --> 00:09:25.388
  • UNDERSTAND.STAY IN FAITH WHEN PEOPLE
  • 00:09:25.388 --> 00:09:27.089
  • STAY IN FAITH WHEN PEOPLEBETRAY YOU, DO THE RIGHT
  • 00:09:27.089 --> 00:09:28.391
  • BETRAY YOU, DO THE RIGHTTHING WHEN THE WRONG THING IS
  • 00:09:28.391 --> 00:09:29.191
  • THING WHEN THE WRONG THING ISHAPPENING.
  • 00:09:29.191 --> 00:09:31.093
  • HAPPENING.YOUR TIME IS COMING.
  • 00:09:31.093 --> 00:09:33.329
  • YOUR TIME IS COMING.WHAT GOD ORDAINED WILL COME
  • 00:09:33.329 --> 00:09:34.096
  • WHAT GOD ORDAINED WILL COMETO PASS.
  • 00:09:34.096 --> 00:09:35.965
  • TO PASS.NO PERSON CAN STOP THEM, NO
  • 00:09:35.965 --> 00:09:38.300
  • NO PERSON CAN STOP THEM, NOBAD BREAK, NO CRISIS, NO
  • 00:09:38.300 --> 00:09:39.101
  • BAD BREAK, NO CRISIS, NOPEOPLE.
  • 00:09:39.101 --> 00:09:41.003
  • PEOPLE.ALL THE FORCES OF DARKNESS
  • 00:09:41.003 --> 00:09:42.705
  • ALL THE FORCES OF DARKNESSCANNOT STOP WHAT GOD HAS
  • 00:09:42.705 --> 00:09:44.440
  • CANNOT STOP WHAT GOD HASPURPOSED FOR YOUR LIFE.
  • 00:09:44.440 --> 00:09:45.508
  • PURPOSED FOR YOUR LIFE.NOW, YOU HAVE TO BE SO
  • 00:09:45.508 --> 00:09:48.177
  • NOW, YOU HAVE TO BE SOCONVINCED THAT GOD IS FOR YOU
  • 00:09:48.177 --> 00:09:49.612
  • CONVINCED THAT GOD IS FOR YOUTHAT YOU DON'T FALL APART
  • 00:09:49.612 --> 00:09:51.647
  • THAT YOU DON'T FALL APARTWHEN LIFE IS AGAINST YOU.
  • 00:09:51.647 --> 00:09:53.315
  • WHEN LIFE IS AGAINST YOU.YOU DON'T GET BITTER BECAUSE
  • 00:09:53.315 --> 00:09:54.316
  • YOU DON'T GET BITTER BECAUSETHINGS DIDN'T WORK OUT YOUR
  • 00:09:54.316 --> 00:09:55.251
  • THINGS DIDN'T WORK OUT YOURWAY.
  • 00:09:55.251 --> 00:09:56.585
  • WAY.YOU DON'T GIVE UP ON A DREAM,
  • 00:09:56.585 --> 00:09:58.120
  • YOU DON'T GIVE UP ON A DREAM,BECAUSE YOU HAD A SETBACK.
  • 00:09:58.120 --> 00:10:00.523
  • BECAUSE YOU HAD A SETBACK.YOU KNOW IT'S A SETUP, THAT
  • 00:10:00.523 --> 00:10:02.158
  • YOU KNOW IT'S A SETUP, THATGOD HAS THE FINAL SAY,
  • 00:10:02.158 --> 00:10:03.059
  • GOD HAS THE FINAL SAY,THAT HE DIDN'T BRING YOU THIS
  • 00:10:03.059 --> 00:10:04.226
  • THAT HE DIDN'T BRING YOU THISFAR TO LEAVE YOU.
  • 00:10:04.226 --> 00:10:06.028
  • FAR TO LEAVE YOU.THAT HIM BEING FOR YOU IS
  • 00:10:06.028 --> 00:10:07.063
  • THAT HIM BEING FOR YOU ISMORE THAN THE WORLD BEING
  • 00:10:07.063 --> 00:10:08.164
  • STAY TUNED FOR MORE OF
  • 00:10:09.398 --> 00:10:10.466
  • > GAYLE: MY HUSBAND AND I HAD
  • 00:10:11.934 --> 00:10:14.303
  • > GAYLE: MY HUSBAND AND I HADA FARM IN NE OHIO. SOME FRIENDS
  • 00:10:14.303 --> 00:10:16.105
  • A FARM IN NE OHIO. SOME FRIENDSAND COLLEAGUES HAD INTRODUCED ME
  • 00:10:16.105 --> 00:10:19.275
  • AND COLLEAGUES HAD INTRODUCED METO JOEL OSTEEN MINISTRIES AND
  • 00:10:19.275 --> 00:10:21.777
  • TO JOEL OSTEEN MINISTRIES ANDLAKEWOOD CHURCH. AS I TRAVELED,
  • 00:10:21.777 --> 00:10:23.846
  • LAKEWOOD CHURCH. AS I TRAVELED,OFTENTIMES I'D TURN THE STATION
  • 00:10:23.846 --> 00:10:25.514
  • OFTENTIMES I'D TURN THE STATIONON AND I WAS SURPRISED THAT SO
  • 00:10:25.514 --> 00:10:27.383
  • ON AND I WAS SURPRISED THAT SOMANY OF THE MESSAGES REALLY
  • 00:10:27.383 --> 00:10:29.218
  • MANY OF THE MESSAGES REALLYRELATED TO WHAT WAS GOING ON IN
  • 00:10:29.218 --> 00:10:30.619
  • RELATED TO WHAT WAS GOING ON INMY LIFE.
  • 00:10:30.619 --> 00:10:32.054
  • MY LIFE.I HAD BEEN TRAVELING IN JUNE FOR
  • 00:10:32.054 --> 00:10:35.424
  • I HAD BEEN TRAVELING IN JUNE FORWORK AND I CAME BACK FROM A TRIP
  • 00:10:35.424 --> 00:10:36.692
  • WORK AND I CAME BACK FROM A TRIPAND I REALLY WASN'T FEELING
  • 00:10:36.692 --> 00:10:38.994
  • AND I REALLY WASN'T FEELINGWELL. I HAD THE BIOPSY DONE
  • 00:10:38.994 --> 00:10:41.197
  • WELL. I HAD THE BIOPSY DONEAND IT WAS AT THAT TIME THAT
  • 00:10:41.197 --> 00:10:42.598
  • AND IT WAS AT THAT TIME THATTHE DOCTOR LOOKED AT ME AND SAID
  • 00:10:42.598 --> 00:10:44.333
  • THE DOCTOR LOOKED AT ME AND SAID"I'M SORRY, BUT YOU HAVE STAGE 4
  • 00:10:44.333 --> 00:10:46.869
  • "I'M SORRY, BUT YOU HAVE STAGE 4CANCER." AND I BEGAN THE JOURNEY
  • 00:10:46.869 --> 00:10:48.971
  • CANCER." AND I BEGAN THE JOURNEYOF 7 WEEKS OF RADIATION AND
  • 00:10:48.971 --> 00:10:52.541
  • OF 7 WEEKS OF RADIATION AND7 WEEKS OF CHEMOTHERAPY.
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  • 7 WEEKS OF CHEMOTHERAPY.I REMEMBER PASTOR JOEL SAYING
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  • I REMEMBER PASTOR JOEL SAYING"WE HAVE TO LOOK FORWARD. WE
  • 00:10:55.111 --> 00:10:57.012
  • "WE HAVE TO LOOK FORWARD. WEHAVE TO LOOK IN THE WINDSHIELD.
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  • HAVE TO LOOK IN THE WINDSHIELD.AND THE WINDSHIELD IS SO MUCH
  • 00:10:58.714 --> 00:11:00.149
  • AND THE WINDSHIELD IS SO MUCHBIGGER THAN THE REAR VIEW
  • 00:11:00.149 --> 00:11:01.951
  • BIGGER THAN THE REAR VIEWMIRROR. DON'T LOOK BACK BUT
  • 00:11:01.951 --> 00:11:03.753
  • MIRROR. DON'T LOOK BACK BUTSTAY STRONG.
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  • STAY STRONG.BUT I GOT A PHONE CALL FROM THE
  • 00:11:06.422 --> 00:11:08.324
  • BUT I GOT A PHONE CALL FROM THETEAM LEADER FROM MY TRIAL AND
  • 00:11:08.324 --> 00:11:09.959
  • TEAM LEADER FROM MY TRIAL ANDTHEY SAID, "I'M REALLY SORRY TO
  • 00:11:09.959 --> 00:11:12.094
  • THEY SAID, "I'M REALLY SORRY TOTELL YOU BUT WE CAN NO LONGER
  • 00:11:12.094 --> 00:11:14.363
  • TELL YOU BUT WE CAN NO LONGERHAVE YOU ON THE TRIAL."
  • 00:11:14.363 --> 00:11:15.264
  • HAVE YOU ON THE TRIAL."AND THEY SAID, "BECAUSE YOU NO
  • 00:11:15.264 --> 00:11:17.133
  • AND THEY SAID, "BECAUSE YOU NOLONGER HAVE CANCER."
  • 00:11:17.133 --> 00:11:18.901
  • LONGER HAVE CANCER."THE TUMOR WAS GONE AND THROUGH
  • 00:11:18.901 --> 00:11:22.671
  • THE TUMOR WAS GONE AND THROUGHTHE GRACE OF GOD I HAD BEATEN
  • 00:11:22.671 --> 00:11:25.808
  • THE GRACE OF GOD I HAD BEATENIT. PASTOR JOEL HAD A SERMON
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  • IT. PASTOR JOEL HAD A SERMONABOUT SOMETIMES THE SAILING IS
  • 00:11:27.676 --> 00:11:29.578
  • ABOUT SOMETIMES THE SAILING ISPRETTY ROUGH BUT THE LANDING
  • 00:11:29.578 --> 00:11:32.381
  • PRETTY ROUGH BUT THE LANDINGWILL BE SMOOTH. AND THANK GOD
  • 00:11:32.381 --> 00:11:35.351
  • WILL BE SMOOTH. AND THANK GODIT WAS. AGAIN, 3-1/2 YEARS
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  • THE HIGH PRIEST WANTED TO GET
  • 00:11:39.688 --> 00:11:41.590
  • THE HIGH PRIEST WANTED TO GETRID OF JESUS, AND HE STARTED
  • 00:11:41.590 --> 00:11:42.458
  • RID OF JESUS, AND HE STARTEDCOMING UP WITH ALL THESE
  • 00:11:42.458 --> 00:11:44.493
  • COMING UP WITH ALL THESEPLANS AND ALL THESE SCHEMES;
  • 00:11:44.493 --> 00:11:45.828
  • PLANS AND ALL THESE SCHEMES;AND HE NEEDED SOMEBODY THAT
  • 00:11:45.828 --> 00:11:47.429
  • AND HE NEEDED SOMEBODY THATWOULD BETRAY HIM, NEEDED
  • 00:11:47.429 --> 00:11:48.430
  • WOULD BETRAY HIM, NEEDEDPEOPLE THAT WOULD FALSELY
  • 00:11:48.430 --> 00:11:49.732
  • PEOPLE THAT WOULD FALSELYACCUSE HIM.
  • 00:11:49.732 --> 00:11:51.534
  • ACCUSE HIM.WHAT'S INTERESTING IS GOD
  • 00:11:51.534 --> 00:11:53.636
  • WHAT'S INTERESTING IS GODDIDN'T STOP THEIR PLANS, BUT
  • 00:11:53.636 --> 00:11:55.437
  • DIDN'T STOP THEIR PLANS, BUTHE USED THEIR PLANS TO
  • 00:11:55.437 --> 00:11:56.739
  • HE USED THEIR PLANS TOFULFILL THE PURPOSE OF
  • 00:11:56.739 --> 00:11:57.706
  • FULFILL THE PURPOSE OFCHRIST.
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  • CHRIST.GOD IS ALL-KNOWING; HE HAS AN
  • 00:12:00.109 --> 00:12:02.511
  • GOD IS ALL-KNOWING; HE HAS ANADVANTAGE; HE KNEW EVERYTHING
  • 00:12:02.511 --> 00:12:04.079
  • ADVANTAGE; HE KNEW EVERYTHINGTHE ENEMY WOULD TRY TO DO IN
  • 00:12:04.079 --> 00:12:04.914
  • THE ENEMY WOULD TRY TO DO INYOUR LIFE.
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  • YOUR LIFE.HE'S ALREADY TAKEN THAT INTO
  • 00:12:06.816 --> 00:12:08.517
  • HE'S ALREADY TAKEN THAT INTOCONSIDERATION WHEN HE LAID
  • 00:12:08.517 --> 00:12:09.985
  • CONSIDERATION WHEN HE LAIDOUT YOUR PLAN.
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  • OUT YOUR PLAN.NOW, HE MAY NOT STOP EVERY
  • 00:12:11.921 --> 00:12:13.422
  • NOW, HE MAY NOT STOP EVERYPLOT OF THE ENEMY AGAINST
  • 00:12:13.422 --> 00:12:14.356
  • PLOT OF THE ENEMY AGAINSTYOU.
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  • YOU.HE WON'T STOP EVERY BAD
  • 00:12:15.391 --> 00:12:17.459
  • HE WON'T STOP EVERY BADBREAK, EVERY BETRAYAL, BUT HE
  • 00:12:17.459 --> 00:12:19.295
  • BREAK, EVERY BETRAYAL, BUT HEWILL USE THAT TO MOVE YOU
  • 00:12:19.295 --> 00:12:21.063
  • WILL USE THAT TO MOVE YOUINTO YOUR DESTINY.
  • 00:12:21.063 --> 00:12:22.031
  • INTO YOUR DESTINY.HE DIDN'T STOP JOSEPH'S
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  • HE DIDN'T STOP JOSEPH'SBROTHERS FROM THROWING HIM
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  • BROTHERS FROM THROWING HIMINTO THE PIT; HE DIDN'T STOP
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  • INTO THE PIT; HE DIDN'T STOPTHEM FROM SELLING HIM AS A
  • 00:12:26.368 --> 00:12:27.203
  • THEM FROM SELLING HIM AS ASLAVE.
  • 00:12:27.203 --> 00:12:28.704
  • SLAVE.BUT GOD TOOK THAT INTO
  • 00:12:28.704 --> 00:12:30.406
  • BUT GOD TOOK THAT INTOACCOUNT WHEN HE LAID OUT
  • 00:12:30.406 --> 00:12:32.007
  • ACCOUNT WHEN HE LAID OUTJOSEPH'S PURPOSE.
  • 00:12:32.007 --> 00:12:33.642
  • JOSEPH'S PURPOSE.I COULD IMAGINE GOD THINKING,
  • 00:12:33.642 --> 00:12:35.744
  • I COULD IMAGINE GOD THINKING,"OKAY, THEY WANT TO SELL HIM.
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  • "OKAY, THEY WANT TO SELL HIM.THEY WANT TO MAKE HIM A
  • 00:12:36.579 --> 00:12:37.746
  • THEY WANT TO MAKE HIM ASLAVE, THAT'S FINE.
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  • SLAVE, THAT'S FINE.I'LL TURN IT TO HIS
  • 00:12:38.614 --> 00:12:39.615
  • I'LL TURN IT TO HISADVANTAGE.
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  • ADVANTAGE.I'LL DESIGN JOSEPH'S PLAN SO
  • 00:12:41.717 --> 00:12:43.586
  • I'LL DESIGN JOSEPH'S PLAN SOTHAT POTIPHAR, HIS BOSS, WILL
  • 00:12:43.586 --> 00:12:44.720
  • THAT POTIPHAR, HIS BOSS, WILLLIKE HIM.
  • 00:12:44.720 --> 00:12:46.422
  • LIKE HIM.I'LL GIVE JOSEPH THE ABILITY
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  • I'LL GIVE JOSEPH THE ABILITYTO INTERPRET DREAMS, AND
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  • TO INTERPRET DREAMS, ANDTHEN, I'LL GIVE THE PHARAOH A
  • 00:12:49.091 --> 00:12:50.793
  • THEN, I'LL GIVE THE PHARAOH ADREAM THAT ONLY JOSEPH CAN
  • 00:12:50.793 --> 00:12:52.027
  • DREAM THAT ONLY JOSEPH CANINTERPRET."
  • 00:12:52.027 --> 00:12:54.263
  • INTERPRET."GOD HAS DESIGNED YOUR PLAN
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  • GOD HAS DESIGNED YOUR PLANKNOWING EVERY PLOT AGAINST
  • 00:12:55.831 --> 00:12:56.732
  • KNOWING EVERY PLOT AGAINSTYOU.
  • 00:12:56.732 --> 00:12:58.367
  • YOU.HE KNOWS EVERY BAD BREAK THAT
  • 00:12:58.367 --> 00:13:00.102
  • HE KNOWS EVERY BAD BREAK THATWILL HAPPEN, EVERY CLOSED
  • 00:13:00.102 --> 00:13:02.271
  • WILL HAPPEN, EVERY CLOSEDDOOR, EVERY DISAPPOINTMENT,
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  • DOOR, EVERY DISAPPOINTMENT,AND THE GOOD NEWS IS GOD'S
  • 00:13:03.939 --> 00:13:06.475
  • AND THE GOOD NEWS IS GOD'SSTRATEGIC PLAN WILL OVERRIDE
  • 00:13:06.475 --> 00:13:07.910
  • STRATEGIC PLAN WILL OVERRIDEEVERY PLAN THAT WAS MEANT TO
  • 00:13:07.910 --> 00:13:09.411
  • EVERY PLAN THAT WAS MEANT TOSTOP YOU.
  • 00:13:09.411 --> 00:13:11.413
  • STOP YOU.THAT'S WHY ISAIAH SAID, "NO
  • 00:13:11.413 --> 00:13:13.082
  • THAT'S WHY ISAIAH SAID, "NOWEAPON FORMED AGAINST YOU
  • 00:13:13.082 --> 00:13:14.516
  • WEAPON FORMED AGAINST YOUWILL PROSPER."
  • 00:13:14.516 --> 00:13:16.552
  • WILL PROSPER."DOESN'T SAY THEY WON'T FORM.
  • 00:13:16.552 --> 00:13:18.354
  • DOESN'T SAY THEY WON'T FORM.JUDAS WILL SHOW UP; PEOPLE
  • 00:13:18.354 --> 00:13:20.089
  • JUDAS WILL SHOW UP; PEOPLEWILL BETRAY YOU; INJUSTICE
  • 00:13:20.089 --> 00:13:21.657
  • WILL BETRAY YOU; INJUSTICEWILL COME, BUT THEY WON'T
  • 00:13:21.657 --> 00:13:22.524
  • WILL COME, BUT THEY WON'TPROSPER.
  • 00:13:22.524 --> 00:13:23.425
  • PROSPER.WHY?
  • 00:13:23.425 --> 00:13:25.261
  • WHY?GOD HAS TAKEN INTO ACCOUNT
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  • GOD HAS TAKEN INTO ACCOUNTTHEIR JEALOUSY, THEIR MALICE,
  • 00:13:27.396 --> 00:13:28.397
  • THEIR JEALOUSY, THEIR MALICE,THEIR HATRED.
  • 00:13:28.397 --> 00:13:30.032
  • THEIR HATRED.WHAT THEY MEANT FOR HARM, GOD
  • 00:13:30.032 --> 00:13:32.034
  • WHAT THEY MEANT FOR HARM, GODHAS ALREADY DESIGNED A PLAN
  • 00:13:32.034 --> 00:13:34.270
  • HAS ALREADY DESIGNED A PLANTO USE IT FOR YOUR GOOD.
  • 00:13:34.270 --> 00:13:35.471
  • TO USE IT FOR YOUR GOOD.YOU DON'T HAVE TO LIVE
  • 00:13:35.471 --> 00:13:37.239
  • YOU DON'T HAVE TO LIVEDISCOURAGED WHEN NEGATIVE
  • 00:13:37.239 --> 00:13:38.774
  • DISCOURAGED WHEN NEGATIVETHINGS COME AGAINST YOU.
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  • THINGS COME AGAINST YOU.TRYING TO PAY PEOPLE BACK,
  • 00:13:40.309 --> 00:13:41.944
  • TRYING TO PAY PEOPLE BACK,FRUSTRATED, BECAUSE OF A
  • 00:13:41.944 --> 00:13:43.045
  • FRUSTRATED, BECAUSE OF ADISAPPOINTMENT.
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  • DISAPPOINTMENT.STAY IN PEACE, GOD HAS IT ALL
  • 00:13:45.247 --> 00:13:46.548
  • STAY IN PEACE, GOD HAS IT ALLFIGURED OUT.
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  • FIGURED OUT.HE WOULDN'T HAVE ALLOWED IT
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  • HE WOULDN'T HAVE ALLOWED ITIF IT WAS GOING TO STOP YOU.
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  • IF IT WAS GOING TO STOP YOU.IF JOSEPH'S BROTHERS THROWING
  • 00:13:51.921 --> 00:13:53.622
  • IF JOSEPH'S BROTHERS THROWINGHIM INTO A PIT WAS GOING TO
  • 00:13:53.622 --> 00:13:55.758
  • HIM INTO A PIT WAS GOING TOSTOP JOSEPH'S DESTINY, GOD
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  • STOP JOSEPH'S DESTINY, GODWOULDN'T HAVE LET THE
  • 00:13:56.592 --> 00:13:57.860
  • WOULDN'T HAVE LET THEBROTHERS DO IT.
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  • BROTHERS DO IT.GOD HELD BACK THE RED SEA, HE
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  • GOD HELD BACK THE RED SEA, HECOULD'VE HELD THE BROTHERS
  • 00:14:00.262 --> 00:14:01.096
  • COULD'VE HELD THE BROTHERSBACK.
  • 00:14:01.096 --> 00:14:03.098
  • BACK.GOD ALLOWED IT, BECAUSE IT
  • 00:14:03.098 --> 00:14:04.600
  • GOD ALLOWED IT, BECAUSE ITWAS A PART OF JOSEPH'S
  • 00:14:04.600 --> 00:14:06.001
  • WAS A PART OF JOSEPH'SDESTINY.
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  • DESTINY.QUIT FIGHTING WHAT GOD HAS
  • 00:14:07.703 --> 00:14:08.704
  • QUIT FIGHTING WHAT GOD HASALLOWED.
  • 00:14:08.704 --> 00:14:10.272
  • ALLOWED.WITHOUT THAT HAPPENING, YOU
  • 00:14:10.272 --> 00:14:11.140
  • WITHOUT THAT HAPPENING, YOUCOULDN'T FULFILL YOUR
  • 00:14:11.140 --> 00:14:12.141
  • COULDN'T FULFILL YOURPURPOSE.
  • 00:14:12.141 --> 00:14:13.509
  • PURPOSE.IT'S A SETUP.
  • 00:14:13.509 --> 00:14:14.810
  • IT'S A SETUP.YOU MAY NOT LIKE IT; IT MAY
  • 00:14:14.810 --> 00:14:16.545
  • YOU MAY NOT LIKE IT; IT MAYBE UNCOMFORTABLE, BUT IF
  • 00:14:16.545 --> 00:14:19.081
  • BE UNCOMFORTABLE, BUT IFYOU'LL STAY IN FAITH, ONE DAY
  • 00:14:19.081 --> 00:14:20.082
  • YOU'LL STAY IN FAITH, ONE DAYYOU'RE GOING TO SEE WHAT GOD
  • 00:14:20.082 --> 00:14:21.350
  • YOU'RE GOING TO SEE WHAT GODWAS UP TO.
  • 00:14:21.350 --> 00:14:22.451
  • WAS UP TO.JUDAS WENT IN AND TOLD THE
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  • JUDAS WENT IN AND TOLD THERELIGIOUS LEADERS THAT HE
  • 00:14:23.986 --> 00:14:25.521
  • RELIGIOUS LEADERS THAT HEWOULD BETRAY JESUS.
  • 00:14:25.521 --> 00:14:27.022
  • WOULD BETRAY JESUS.THEY WERE SO EXCITED, THIS
  • 00:14:27.022 --> 00:14:28.157
  • THEY WERE SO EXCITED, THISWAS THE BIG BREAK THEY WERE
  • 00:14:28.157 --> 00:14:29.291
  • WAS THE BIG BREAK THEY WERELOOKING FOR.
  • 00:14:29.291 --> 00:14:31.260
  • LOOKING FOR.THEY DIDN'T REALIZE JUDAS WAS
  • 00:14:31.260 --> 00:14:33.796
  • THEY DIDN'T REALIZE JUDAS WASA PAWN IN THE HAND OF GOD.
  • 00:14:33.796 --> 00:14:35.597
  • A PAWN IN THE HAND OF GOD.WASN'T HIS IDEA, GOD WAS
  • 00:14:35.597 --> 00:14:38.067
  • WASN'T HIS IDEA, GOD WASUSING HIM TO MOVE JESUS INTO
  • 00:14:38.067 --> 00:14:39.301
  • USING HIM TO MOVE JESUS INTOHIS PURPOSE.
  • 00:14:39.301 --> 00:14:40.869
  • HIS PURPOSE.WE GIVE ENEMIES TOO MUCH
  • 00:14:40.869 --> 00:14:41.770
  • WE GIVE ENEMIES TOO MUCHCREDIT.
  • 00:14:41.770 --> 00:14:43.539
  • CREDIT.THEY CAN ONLY DO WHAT GOD
  • 00:14:43.539 --> 00:14:44.940
  • THEY CAN ONLY DO WHAT GODALLOWS THEM TO DO.
  • 00:14:44.940 --> 00:14:46.942
  • ALLOWS THEM TO DO.JUDAS COULDN'T STOP JESUS,
  • 00:14:46.942 --> 00:14:49.411
  • JUDAS COULDN'T STOP JESUS,HIS BETRAYAL, HIS DISLOYALTY,
  • 00:14:49.411 --> 00:14:50.846
  • HIS BETRAYAL, HIS DISLOYALTY,COULDN'T KEEP THE PLAN OF GOD
  • 00:14:50.846 --> 00:14:52.581
  • COULDN'T KEEP THE PLAN OF GODFROM UNFOLDING.
  • 00:14:52.581 --> 00:14:53.983
  • FROM UNFOLDING.WHEN PEOPLE COME AGAINST YOU,
  • 00:14:53.983 --> 00:14:55.217
  • WHEN PEOPLE COME AGAINST YOU,DON'T GET BENT OUT OF SHAPE,
  • 00:14:55.217 --> 00:14:56.618
  • DON'T GET BENT OUT OF SHAPE,THEY CAN'T STOP YOU.
  • 00:14:56.618 --> 00:14:57.653
  • THEY CAN'T STOP YOU.THEY THINK THEY'RE HINDERING
  • 00:14:57.653 --> 00:14:59.788
  • THEY THINK THEY'RE HINDERINGYOU, BUT LIKE JUDAS, GOD IS
  • 00:14:59.788 --> 00:15:01.190
  • YOU, BUT LIKE JUDAS, GOD ISGOING TO USE THEM TO MOVE YOU
  • 00:15:01.190 --> 00:15:03.659
  • GOING TO USE THEM TO MOVE YOUFURTHER INTO YOUR DESTINY.
  • 00:15:03.659 --> 00:15:04.893
  • FURTHER INTO YOUR DESTINY.BUT SOMETIMES WE MAKE
  • 00:15:04.893 --> 00:15:06.161
  • BUT SOMETIMES WE MAKEMISTAKES, WE BRING THE
  • 00:15:06.161 --> 00:15:07.529
  • MISTAKES, WE BRING THETROUBLE ON OURSELVES.
  • 00:15:07.529 --> 00:15:09.365
  • TROUBLE ON OURSELVES.WE GET OFF COURSE AND DO
  • 00:15:09.365 --> 00:15:10.566
  • WE GET OFF COURSE AND DOTHINGS WE KNOW WE SHOULDN'T
  • 00:15:10.566 --> 00:15:11.400
  • THINGS WE KNOW WE SHOULDN'TDO.
  • 00:15:11.400 --> 00:15:13.435
  • DO.BUT THE BEAUTY OF OUR GOD IS
  • 00:15:13.435 --> 00:15:14.737
  • BUT THE BEAUTY OF OUR GOD ISHE NOT ONLY DESIGNED YOUR
  • 00:15:14.737 --> 00:15:17.106
  • HE NOT ONLY DESIGNED YOURPLAN KNOWING WHAT THE ENEMY
  • 00:15:17.106 --> 00:15:18.674
  • PLAN KNOWING WHAT THE ENEMYWOULD TRY TO DO AGAINST YOU,
  • 00:15:18.674 --> 00:15:20.376
  • WOULD TRY TO DO AGAINST YOU,BUT HE DESIGNED YOUR PLAN
  • 00:15:20.376 --> 00:15:21.577
  • BUT HE DESIGNED YOUR PLANKNOWING THE MISTAKES YOU
  • 00:15:21.577 --> 00:15:22.811
  • KNOWING THE MISTAKES YOUWOULD MAKE.
  • 00:15:22.811 --> 00:15:24.613
  • WOULD MAKE.GOD HAS TAKEN INTO ACCOUNT
  • 00:15:24.613 --> 00:15:26.348
  • GOD HAS TAKEN INTO ACCOUNTTHE TIMES WE WOULD FAIL, THE
  • 00:15:26.348 --> 00:15:28.050
  • THE TIMES WE WOULD FAIL, THETIMES WE'D COMPROMISE, GIVE
  • 00:15:28.050 --> 00:15:29.318
  • TIMES WE'D COMPROMISE, GIVEINTO TEMPTATION.
  • 00:15:29.318 --> 00:15:31.253
  • INTO TEMPTATION.HE'S SO MERCIFUL, HE'S
  • 00:15:31.253 --> 00:15:33.088
  • HE'S SO MERCIFUL, HE'SALREADY DESIGNED A PLAN TO
  • 00:15:33.088 --> 00:15:34.957
  • ALREADY DESIGNED A PLAN TORESTORE US AND GET US BACK ON
  • 00:15:34.957 --> 00:15:36.025
  • RESTORE US AND GET US BACK ONCOURSE.
  • 00:15:36.025 --> 00:15:37.626
  • COURSE.GOD TOLD JONAH TO GO TO THE
  • 00:15:37.626 --> 00:15:39.128
  • GOD TOLD JONAH TO GO TO THECITY OF NINEVEH AND TELL THE
  • 00:15:39.128 --> 00:15:40.796
  • CITY OF NINEVEH AND TELL THEPEOPLE TO REPENT.
  • 00:15:40.796 --> 00:15:41.663
  • PEOPLE TO REPENT.JONAH DIDN'T WANT TO GO
  • 00:15:41.663 --> 00:15:43.866
  • JONAH DIDN'T WANT TO GOTHERE; HE GOT ON A BOAT GOING
  • 00:15:43.866 --> 00:15:45.267
  • THERE; HE GOT ON A BOAT GOINGTHE OTHER WAY.
  • 00:15:45.267 --> 00:15:47.336
  • THE OTHER WAY.HE WENT EXACTLY OPPOSITE OF
  • 00:15:47.336 --> 00:15:49.104
  • HE WENT EXACTLY OPPOSITE OFWHAT GOD TOLD HIM TO DO.
  • 00:15:49.104 --> 00:15:51.106
  • WHAT GOD TOLD HIM TO DO.YOU WOULD THINK, "HE'S DONE.
  • 00:15:51.106 --> 00:15:52.574
  • YOU WOULD THINK, "HE'S DONE.TOO BAD, HE STEPPED OUT OF
  • 00:15:52.574 --> 00:15:53.942
  • TOO BAD, HE STEPPED OUT OFGOD'S PLAN."
  • 00:15:53.942 --> 00:15:55.978
  • GOD'S PLAN."BUT ON THE BOAT, A HUGE STORM
  • 00:15:55.978 --> 00:15:56.979
  • BUT ON THE BOAT, A HUGE STORMAROSE.
  • 00:15:56.979 --> 00:15:58.847
  • AROSE.THEY WERE ALL ABOUT TO DIE.
  • 00:15:58.847 --> 00:16:00.049
  • THEY WERE ALL ABOUT TO DIE.JONAH ADMITTED TO THE CREW
  • 00:16:00.049 --> 00:16:01.417
  • JONAH ADMITTED TO THE CREWTHAT HE WAS THE PROBLEM, THAT
  • 00:16:01.417 --> 00:16:02.618
  • THAT HE WAS THE PROBLEM, THATHE WAS RUNNING FROM GOD.
  • 00:16:02.618 --> 00:16:03.519
  • HE WAS RUNNING FROM GOD.THAT'S WHY THEY WERE HAVING
  • 00:16:03.519 --> 00:16:05.387
  • THAT'S WHY THEY WERE HAVINGTROUBLE, AND THE CREW WAS SO
  • 00:16:05.387 --> 00:16:06.288
  • TROUBLE, AND THE CREW WAS SOLOVING.
  • 00:16:06.288 --> 00:16:07.556
  • LOVING.THEY SAID, "JONAH, THANK YOU
  • 00:16:07.556 --> 00:16:08.690
  • THEY SAID, "JONAH, THANK YOUFOR BEING SO HONEST."
  • 00:16:08.690 --> 00:16:09.491
  • FOR BEING SO HONEST."THEN, THEY THREW HIM
  • 00:16:09.491 --> 00:16:11.360
  • THEN, THEY THREW HIMOVERBOARD.
  • 00:16:11.360 --> 00:16:12.828
  • OVERBOARD.THIS SHOULD'VE BEEN THE END
  • 00:16:12.828 --> 00:16:14.496
  • THIS SHOULD'VE BEEN THE ENDOF JONAH'S STORY.
  • 00:16:14.496 --> 00:16:15.397
  • OF JONAH'S STORY.OUT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE
  • 00:16:15.397 --> 00:16:17.733
  • OUT IN THE MIDDLE OF THEOCEAN, IN A HUGE STORM.
  • 00:16:17.733 --> 00:16:19.735
  • OCEAN, IN A HUGE STORM.BUT IT JUST SO HAPPENED A BIG
  • 00:16:19.735 --> 00:16:21.637
  • BUT IT JUST SO HAPPENED A BIGFISH WAS SWIMMING BY, AT THE
  • 00:16:21.637 --> 00:16:23.072
  • FISH WAS SWIMMING BY, AT THERIGHT PLACE, AT THE RIGHT
  • 00:16:23.072 --> 00:16:24.973
  • RIGHT PLACE, AT THE RIGHTTIME, FEELING HUNGRY, AND IT
  • 00:16:24.973 --> 00:16:26.909
  • TIME, FEELING HUNGRY, AND ITSWALLOWED JONAH UP.
  • 00:16:26.909 --> 00:16:28.177
  • SWALLOWED JONAH UP.HE SPENT THREE DAYS IN THE
  • 00:16:28.177 --> 00:16:29.545
  • HE SPENT THREE DAYS IN THEBELLY OF THE FISH.
  • 00:16:29.545 --> 00:16:30.712
  • BELLY OF THE FISH.ON THE THIRD DAY, THE FISH
  • 00:16:30.712 --> 00:16:31.914
  • ON THE THIRD DAY, THE FISHCAME UP FROM THE BOTTOM OF
  • 00:16:31.914 --> 00:16:34.116
  • CAME UP FROM THE BOTTOM OFTHE OCEAN AND SPIT JONAH OUT
  • 00:16:34.116 --> 00:16:35.384
  • THE OCEAN AND SPIT JONAH OUTON DRY GROUND.
  • 00:16:35.384 --> 00:16:37.219
  • ON DRY GROUND.HUNDREDS OF YEARS LATER,
  • 00:16:37.219 --> 00:16:39.521
  • HUNDREDS OF YEARS LATER,JESUS WOULD SAY, "AS JONAH
  • 00:16:39.521 --> 00:16:40.956
  • JESUS WOULD SAY, "AS JONAHWAS IN THE BELLY OF THE FISH
  • 00:16:40.956 --> 00:16:42.691
  • WAS IN THE BELLY OF THE FISHFOR THREE DAYS SO SHALL THE
  • 00:16:42.691 --> 00:16:44.393
  • FOR THREE DAYS SO SHALL THESON OF MAN BE IN THE HEART OF
  • 00:16:44.393 --> 00:16:46.728
  • SON OF MAN BE IN THE HEART OFTHE EARTH FOR THREE DAYS."
  • 00:16:46.728 --> 00:16:49.798
  • THE EARTH FOR THREE DAYS."JONAH WAS A PICTURE OF JESUS.
  • 00:16:49.798 --> 00:16:50.999
  • JONAH WAS A PICTURE OF JESUS.GOD KNEW THAT HE WOULD GET
  • 00:16:50.999 --> 00:16:52.167
  • GOD KNEW THAT HE WOULD GETOFF COURSE.
  • 00:16:52.167 --> 00:16:53.836
  • OFF COURSE.HE HAD ALREADY PLANNED HOW
  • 00:16:53.836 --> 00:16:55.370
  • HE HAD ALREADY PLANNED HOWTHAT WOULD FORESHADOW WHAT
  • 00:16:55.370 --> 00:16:57.005
  • THAT WOULD FORESHADOW WHATCHRIST WOULD DO.
  • 00:16:57.005 --> 00:16:57.906
  • CHRIST WOULD DO.WHAT AM I SAYING?
  • 00:16:57.906 --> 00:17:00.242
  • WHAT AM I SAYING?NOTHING RANDOMLY HAPPENS.
  • 00:17:00.242 --> 00:17:01.844
  • NOTHING RANDOMLY HAPPENS.YOUR MISTAKES HAVE BEEN TAKEN
  • 00:17:01.844 --> 00:17:03.879
  • YOUR MISTAKES HAVE BEEN TAKENINTO ACCOUNT IN GOD'S PLAN
  • 00:17:03.879 --> 00:17:05.414
  • INTO ACCOUNT IN GOD'S PLANFOR YOUR LIFE, AND I DON'T
  • 00:17:05.414 --> 00:17:06.849
  • FOR YOUR LIFE, AND I DON'TSAY THAT SO YOU CAN LIVE
  • 00:17:06.849 --> 00:17:07.783
  • SAY THAT SO YOU CAN LIVELOOSE.
  • 00:17:07.783 --> 00:17:08.684
  • LOOSE."GOOD, I'M GOING TO DO
  • 00:17:08.684 --> 00:17:09.718
  • "GOOD, I'M GOING TO DOWHATEVER I WANT TO DO."
  • 00:17:09.718 --> 00:17:10.519
  • WHATEVER I WANT TO DO."JOEL SAID, "GOD'S GOT ME
  • 00:17:10.519 --> 00:17:11.153
  • JOEL SAID, "GOD'S GOT MECOVERED."
  • 00:17:11.153 --> 00:17:12.921
  • COVERED."NO, MISTAKES, THEY CAUSE
  • 00:17:12.921 --> 00:17:14.656
  • NO, MISTAKES, THEY CAUSEHEARTACHE, THEY CAUSE PAIN.
  • 00:17:14.656 --> 00:17:16.024
  • HEARTACHE, THEY CAUSE PAIN.THREE DAYS IN THE BELLY OF
  • 00:17:16.024 --> 00:17:17.526
  • THREE DAYS IN THE BELLY OFTHE FISH, THAT SOUNDS
  • 00:17:17.526 --> 00:17:19.027
  • THE FISH, THAT SOUNDSEXCITING NOW.
  • 00:17:19.027 --> 00:17:19.895
  • EXCITING NOW.BUT THAT WAS NOT A CRUISE
  • 00:17:19.895 --> 00:17:20.729
  • BUT THAT WAS NOT A CRUISELINER.
  • 00:17:20.729 --> 00:17:23.232
  • LINER.IT WAS DARK, DIRTY, SMELLY,
  • 00:17:23.232 --> 00:17:25.100
  • IT WAS DARK, DIRTY, SMELLY,SEAWEED ALL OVER HIS HEAD.
  • 00:17:25.100 --> 00:17:27.302
  • SEAWEED ALL OVER HIS HEAD.WHEN THE FISH SPIT JONAH OUT,
  • 00:17:27.302 --> 00:17:29.204
  • WHEN THE FISH SPIT JONAH OUT,THE FIRST THING GOD TOLD HIM
  • 00:17:29.204 --> 00:17:30.806
  • THE FIRST THING GOD TOLD HIMWAS, "GO TO NINEVEH AND DO
  • 00:17:30.806 --> 00:17:32.574
  • WAS, "GO TO NINEVEH AND DOWHAT I ASKED YOU TO DO."
  • 00:17:32.574 --> 00:17:34.543
  • WHAT I ASKED YOU TO DO."GOD DIDN'T CHANGE HIS MIND,
  • 00:17:34.543 --> 00:17:35.644
  • GOD DIDN'T CHANGE HIS MIND,BUT HE GAVE HIM ANOTHER
  • 00:17:35.644 --> 00:17:37.146
  • BUT HE GAVE HIM ANOTHERCHANCE.
  • 00:17:37.146 --> 00:17:38.547
  • CHANCE.WHEN WE MAKE MISTAKES, WHEN
  • 00:17:38.547 --> 00:17:40.516
  • WHEN WE MAKE MISTAKES, WHENWE FAIL, THE ACCUSER KEEPS
  • 00:17:40.516 --> 00:17:42.518
  • WE FAIL, THE ACCUSER KEEPSWHISPERING, "YOU'RE DONE, GOD
  • 00:17:42.518 --> 00:17:43.886
  • WHISPERING, "YOU'RE DONE, GODIS FINISHED WITH YOU.
  • 00:17:43.886 --> 00:17:44.620
  • IS FINISHED WITH YOU.YOU HAD YOUR CHANCE, YOU'LL
  • 00:17:44.620 --> 00:17:45.554
  • YOU HAD YOUR CHANCE, YOU'LLNEVER ACCOMPLISH YOUR
  • 00:17:45.554 --> 00:17:46.255
  • NEVER ACCOMPLISH YOURDREAMS."
  • 00:17:46.255 --> 00:17:48.257
  • DREAMS."NO, GET BACK UP, JONAH, YOUR
  • 00:17:48.257 --> 00:17:49.992
  • NO, GET BACK UP, JONAH, YOURMISTAKE IS NOT A SURPRISE TO
  • 00:17:49.992 --> 00:17:50.559
  • MISTAKE IS NOT A SURPRISE TOGOD.
  • 00:17:50.559 --> 00:17:51.960
  • GOD.HE'S ALREADY DESIGNED YOUR
  • 00:17:51.960 --> 00:17:53.729
  • HE'S ALREADY DESIGNED YOURCOMEBACK; HE'S ALREADY LAID
  • 00:17:53.729 --> 00:17:55.531
  • COMEBACK; HE'S ALREADY LAIDOUT YOUR NEW BEGINNING.
  • 00:17:55.531 --> 00:17:56.565
  • OUT YOUR NEW BEGINNING.WHY DON'T YOU GET BACK IN THE
  • 00:17:56.565 --> 00:17:57.432
  • WHY DON'T YOU GET BACK IN THEGAME?
  • 00:17:57.432 --> 00:17:59.034
  • GAME?GET YOUR FIRE BACK, GET YOUR
  • 00:17:59.034 --> 00:18:00.636
  • GET YOUR FIRE BACK, GET YOURPASSION BACK, START DREAMING
  • 00:18:00.636 --> 00:18:02.871
  • PASSION BACK, START DREAMINGAGAIN, START BELIEVING AGAIN.
  • 00:18:02.871 --> 00:18:04.673
  • AGAIN, START BELIEVING AGAIN.THAT MISTAKE DIDN'T CANCEL
  • 00:18:04.673 --> 00:18:05.574
  • THAT MISTAKE DIDN'T CANCELYOUR DESTINY.
  • 00:18:05.574 --> 00:18:07.409
  • YOUR DESTINY.GOD STILL HAS A PURPOSE FOR
  • 00:18:07.409 --> 00:18:09.611
  • GOD STILL HAS A PURPOSE FORYOU TO FULFILL.
  • 00:18:09.611 --> 00:18:11.180
  • YOU TO FULFILL.WHEN GOD TOLD ABRAHAM THAT HE
  • 00:18:11.180 --> 00:18:12.614
  • WHEN GOD TOLD ABRAHAM THAT HEAND HIS WIFE, SARAH, WERE
  • 00:18:12.614 --> 00:18:14.049
  • AND HIS WIFE, SARAH, WEREGOING TO HAVE A BABY IN THEIR
  • 00:18:14.049 --> 00:18:16.752
  • GOING TO HAVE A BABY IN THEIROLD AGE, YEARS WENT BY AND
  • 00:18:16.752 --> 00:18:18.053
  • OLD AGE, YEARS WENT BY ANDNOTHING HAPPENED.
  • 00:18:18.053 --> 00:18:19.655
  • NOTHING HAPPENED.SO ABRAHAM DECIDED TO HELP
  • 00:18:19.655 --> 00:18:21.623
  • SO ABRAHAM DECIDED TO HELPGOD OUT, AND HE SLEPT WITH
  • 00:18:21.623 --> 00:18:23.559
  • GOD OUT, AND HE SLEPT WITHSARAH'S MAID; AND THEY HAD A
  • 00:18:23.559 --> 00:18:25.060
  • SARAH'S MAID; AND THEY HAD ASON, A BOY THEY NAMED
  • 00:18:25.060 --> 00:18:26.328
  • SON, A BOY THEY NAMEDISHMAEL.
  • 00:18:26.328 --> 00:18:27.362
  • ISHMAEL.THEY WERE SO EXCITED THEY
  • 00:18:27.362 --> 00:18:28.764
  • THEY WERE SO EXCITED THEYFINALLY HAD THEIR BABY.
  • 00:18:28.764 --> 00:18:30.165
  • FINALLY HAD THEIR BABY.GOD SAID, "THAT IS NOT THE
  • 00:18:30.165 --> 00:18:31.533
  • GOD SAID, "THAT IS NOT THEPROMISED CHILD."
  • 00:18:31.533 --> 00:18:33.068
  • PROMISED CHILD."THAT'S THE ARM OF THE FLESH,
  • 00:18:33.068 --> 00:18:33.869
  • THAT'S THE ARM OF THE FLESH,THAT'S SOMETHING YOU MADE
  • 00:18:33.869 --> 00:18:34.836
  • THAT'S SOMETHING YOU MADEHAPPEN.
  • 00:18:34.836 --> 00:18:37.105
  • HAPPEN.ISHMAEL, IN ONE SENSE, WAS
  • 00:18:37.105 --> 00:18:39.007
  • ISHMAEL, IN ONE SENSE, WASCONSIDERED A MISTAKE.
  • 00:18:39.007 --> 00:18:40.409
  • CONSIDERED A MISTAKE.HE WAS THE CHILD THAT ABRAHAM
  • 00:18:40.409 --> 00:18:42.377
  • HE WAS THE CHILD THAT ABRAHAMHAD OUT OF WEDLOCK.
  • 00:18:42.377 --> 00:18:44.213
  • HAD OUT OF WEDLOCK.NOW, ABRAHAM IS THE FATHER OF
  • 00:18:44.213 --> 00:18:45.380
  • NOW, ABRAHAM IS THE FATHER OFOUR FAITH.
  • 00:18:45.380 --> 00:18:46.281
  • OUR FAITH.YOU WOULD THINK HE WOULD KNOW
  • 00:18:46.281 --> 00:18:46.882
  • YOU WOULD THINK HE WOULD KNOWBETTER.
  • 00:18:46.882 --> 00:18:48.183
  • BETTER.SURELY, THIS WOULDN'T BE IN
  • 00:18:48.183 --> 00:18:49.651
  • SURELY, THIS WOULDN'T BE INTHE PLAN OF GOD.
  • 00:18:49.651 --> 00:18:51.954
  • THE PLAN OF GOD.FOUR GENERATIONS LATER, WHEN
  • 00:18:51.954 --> 00:18:53.422
  • FOUR GENERATIONS LATER, WHENJOSEPH'S BROTHERS THREW HIM
  • 00:18:53.422 --> 00:18:55.123
  • JOSEPH'S BROTHERS THREW HIMINTO A PIT, THEY WERE GOING
  • 00:18:55.123 --> 00:18:56.758
  • INTO A PIT, THEY WERE GOINGTO LEAVE HIM THERE TO DIE,
  • 00:18:56.758 --> 00:18:58.260
  • TO LEAVE HIM THERE TO DIE,BUT THEY LOOKED UP AND SAW A
  • 00:18:58.260 --> 00:19:00.062
  • BUT THEY LOOKED UP AND SAW ACARAVAN OF ISHMAELITES
  • 00:19:00.062 --> 00:19:01.096
  • CARAVAN OF ISHMAELITESCOMING.
  • 00:19:01.096 --> 00:19:02.698
  • COMING.THEY DECIDED INSTEAD TO SELL
  • 00:19:02.698 --> 00:19:03.899
  • THEY DECIDED INSTEAD TO SELLJOSEPH TO THEM.
  • 00:19:03.899 --> 00:19:05.300
  • JOSEPH TO THEM.THE ISHMAELITES WERE
  • 00:19:05.300 --> 00:19:07.236
  • THE ISHMAELITES WEREDESCENDANTS OF ISHMAEL.
  • 00:19:07.236 --> 00:19:08.837
  • DESCENDANTS OF ISHMAEL.WHAT ONCE WAS CONSIDERED A
  • 00:19:08.837 --> 00:19:11.073
  • WHAT ONCE WAS CONSIDERED AMISTAKE WAS ACTUALLY A PART
  • 00:19:11.073 --> 00:19:12.608
  • MISTAKE WAS ACTUALLY A PARTOF GOD'S PLAN TO SAVE
  • 00:19:12.608 --> 00:19:14.109
  • OF GOD'S PLAN TO SAVEJOSEPH'S LIFE.
  • 00:19:14.109 --> 00:19:15.744
  • JOSEPH'S LIFE.ONLY GOD IN HIS AMAZING
  • 00:19:15.744 --> 00:19:17.746
  • ONLY GOD IN HIS AMAZINGWISDOM CAN TAKE WHAT WAS A
  • 00:19:17.746 --> 00:19:20.148
  • WISDOM CAN TAKE WHAT WAS AMISTAKE IN ONE GENERATION AND
  • 00:19:20.148 --> 00:19:21.750
  • MISTAKE IN ONE GENERATION ANDUSE IT TO BE A BLESSING IN
  • 00:19:21.750 --> 00:19:23.652
  • USE IT TO BE A BLESSING INANOTHER GENERATION.
  • 00:19:23.652 --> 00:19:26.588
  • ANOTHER GENERATION.NOTHING RANDOMLY HAPPENS.
  • 00:19:26.588 --> 00:19:28.123
  • NOTHING RANDOMLY HAPPENS.EVEN YOUR MISTAKES ARE A
  • 00:19:28.123 --> 00:19:29.591
  • EVEN YOUR MISTAKES ARE ASETUP.
  • 00:19:29.591 --> 00:19:30.826
  • SETUP.WHY DON'T YOU QUIT BEATING
  • 00:19:30.826 --> 00:19:32.094
  • WHY DON'T YOU QUIT BEATINGYOURSELF UP FOR PAST
  • 00:19:32.094 --> 00:19:32.928
  • YOURSELF UP FOR PASTFAILURES?
  • 00:19:32.928 --> 00:19:34.396
  • FAILURES?QUIT LIVING IN REGRETS,
  • 00:19:34.396 --> 00:19:35.998
  • QUIT LIVING IN REGRETS,NOTHING YOU'VE DONE IS TOO
  • 00:19:35.998 --> 00:19:37.699
  • NOTHING YOU'VE DONE IS TOOMUCH FOR THE MERCY OF GOD.
  • 00:19:37.699 --> 00:19:39.067
  • MUCH FOR THE MERCY OF GOD.LET THAT GO, START MOVING
  • 00:19:39.067 --> 00:19:40.569
  • LET THAT GO, START MOVINGFORWARD INTO THE NEW THINGS
  • 00:19:40.569 --> 00:19:42.504
  • FORWARD INTO THE NEW THINGSGOD HAS IN STORE.
  • 00:19:42.504 --> 00:19:44.273
  • GOD HAS IN STORE.FEW YEARS AGO, VICTORIA LOST
  • 00:19:44.273 --> 00:19:45.507
  • FEW YEARS AGO, VICTORIA LOSTHER RING.
  • 00:19:45.507 --> 00:19:47.042
  • HER RING.IT WAS A DIAMOND BAND THAT
  • 00:19:47.042 --> 00:19:48.577
  • IT WAS A DIAMOND BAND THATHER MOTHER HAD GIVEN HER,
  • 00:19:48.577 --> 00:19:49.511
  • HER MOTHER HAD GIVEN HER,BEEN IN THEIR FAMILY FOR
  • 00:19:49.511 --> 00:19:51.146
  • BEEN IN THEIR FAMILY FORSEVERAL GENERATIONS.
  • 00:19:51.146 --> 00:19:52.247
  • SEVERAL GENERATIONS.SOMETIMES WHEN WE GO ON A
  • 00:19:52.247 --> 00:19:53.949
  • SOMETIMES WHEN WE GO ON ATRIP, VICTORIA WOULD HIDE IT
  • 00:19:53.949 --> 00:19:55.984
  • TRIP, VICTORIA WOULD HIDE ITIN THE HOUSE, SO FOR MONTHS,
  • 00:19:55.984 --> 00:19:57.653
  • IN THE HOUSE, SO FOR MONTHS,WE SEARCHED EVERYWHERE, EVERY
  • 00:19:57.653 --> 00:19:59.321
  • WE SEARCHED EVERYWHERE, EVERYDRAWER, EVERY CABINET, EVERY
  • 00:19:59.321 --> 00:20:00.022
  • DRAWER, EVERY CABINET, EVERYPOCKET.
  • 00:20:00.022 --> 00:20:01.456
  • POCKET.THAT RING WAS NOWHERE TO BE
  • 00:20:01.456 --> 00:20:02.424
  • THAT RING WAS NOWHERE TO BEFOUND.
  • 00:20:02.424 --> 00:20:03.859
  • FOUND.ABOUT THREE YEARS LATER, WE
  • 00:20:03.859 --> 00:20:05.193
  • ABOUT THREE YEARS LATER, WEWERE DRIVING HOME LATE ONE
  • 00:20:05.193 --> 00:20:06.762
  • WERE DRIVING HOME LATE ONENIGHT FROM OUT OF TOWN, AND
  • 00:20:06.762 --> 00:20:08.463
  • NIGHT FROM OUT OF TOWN, ANDIT WAS AFTER MIDNIGHT; AND I
  • 00:20:08.463 --> 00:20:09.798
  • IT WAS AFTER MIDNIGHT; AND IWAS TIRED AND READY TO GET
  • 00:20:09.798 --> 00:20:10.766
  • WAS TIRED AND READY TO GETHOME.
  • 00:20:10.766 --> 00:20:11.600
  • HOME.VICTORIA SAID, "JOEL, YOU
  • 00:20:11.600 --> 00:20:12.934
  • VICTORIA SAID, "JOEL, YOUBETTER SLOW DOWN, YOU'RE
  • 00:20:12.934 --> 00:20:14.269
  • BETTER SLOW DOWN, YOU'REGOING TO GET A TICKET."
  • 00:20:14.269 --> 00:20:16.438
  • GOING TO GET A TICKET."I WAS GOING ABOUT 75, AND THE
  • 00:20:16.438 --> 00:20:19.608
  • I WAS GOING ABOUT 75, AND THESPEED LIMIT WAS 65, MAYBE 55.
  • 00:20:19.608 --> 00:20:21.843
  • SPEED LIMIT WAS 65, MAYBE 55.BUT THERE WAS NOBODY ON THE
  • 00:20:21.843 --> 00:20:23.211
  • BUT THERE WAS NOBODY ON THEHIGHWAY.
  • 00:20:23.211 --> 00:20:24.579
  • HIGHWAY.WIDE OPEN, WAY OUT IN THE
  • 00:20:24.579 --> 00:20:25.414
  • WIDE OPEN, WAY OUT IN THECOUNTRY.
  • 00:20:25.414 --> 00:20:26.481
  • COUNTRY.ALL OF A SUDDEN IN MY
  • 00:20:26.481 --> 00:20:27.582
  • ALL OF A SUDDEN IN MYREARVIEW MIRROR, I SAW THOSE
  • 00:20:27.582 --> 00:20:29.351
  • REARVIEW MIRROR, I SAW THOSEFLASHING RED LIGHTS.
  • 00:20:29.351 --> 00:20:30.452
  • FLASHING RED LIGHTS.THE OFFICER CAME UP TO MY
  • 00:20:30.452 --> 00:20:31.820
  • THE OFFICER CAME UP TO MYWINDOW, AND I HANDED HIM MY
  • 00:20:31.820 --> 00:20:33.488
  • WINDOW, AND I HANDED HIM MYDRIVER'S LICENSE; AND HE SAID
  • 00:20:33.488 --> 00:20:34.656
  • DRIVER'S LICENSE; AND HE SAIDI'LL NEED YOUR INSURANCE CARD
  • 00:20:34.656 --> 00:20:35.624
  • I'LL NEED YOUR INSURANCE CARDAS WELL.
  • 00:20:35.624 --> 00:20:36.658
  • AS WELL.VICTORIA OPENED THE GLOVE
  • 00:20:36.658 --> 00:20:37.759
  • VICTORIA OPENED THE GLOVECOMPARTMENT AND STARTED
  • 00:20:37.759 --> 00:20:38.627
  • COMPARTMENT AND STARTEDLOOKING.
  • 00:20:38.627 --> 00:20:40.429
  • LOOKING.SHE FOUND EVERY DOCUMENT
  • 00:20:40.429 --> 00:20:42.564
  • SHE FOUND EVERY DOCUMENTEXCEPT OUR INSURANCE; SHE
  • 00:20:42.564 --> 00:20:43.965
  • EXCEPT OUR INSURANCE; SHEENDED UP PULLING EVERYTHING
  • 00:20:43.965 --> 00:20:45.334
  • ENDED UP PULLING EVERYTHINGOUT OF THE GLOVE COMPARTMENT
  • 00:20:45.334 --> 00:20:46.368
  • OUT OF THE GLOVE COMPARTMENTAND DIGGING AROUND IN THE
  • 00:20:46.368 --> 00:20:48.036
  • AND DIGGING AROUND IN THEBACK, MOVING HER HAND HERE,
  • 00:20:48.036 --> 00:20:49.271
  • BACK, MOVING HER HAND HERE,AND THERE--IT'S DARK.
  • 00:20:49.271 --> 00:20:50.706
  • AND THERE--IT'S DARK.YOU COULDN'T SEE ANYTHING.
  • 00:20:50.706 --> 00:20:51.506
  • YOU COULDN'T SEE ANYTHING.PLUS, HAVING THE OFFICER
  • 00:20:51.506 --> 00:20:52.641
  • PLUS, HAVING THE OFFICERSTANDING RIGHT THERE WAS
  • 00:20:52.641 --> 00:20:53.742
  • STANDING RIGHT THERE WASNERVE-RACKING.
  • 00:20:53.742 --> 00:20:55.610
  • NERVE-RACKING.AT ONE POINT, VICTORIA
  • 00:20:55.610 --> 00:20:56.812
  • AT ONE POINT, VICTORIADIGGING WAY BACK THERE FOUND
  • 00:20:56.812 --> 00:20:58.080
  • DIGGING WAY BACK THERE FOUNDSOMETHING HARD DOWN IN THE
  • 00:20:58.080 --> 00:20:58.947
  • SOMETHING HARD DOWN IN THECRACK.
  • 00:20:58.947 --> 00:20:59.948
  • CRACK.SHE KEPT DIGGING AND DIGGING,
  • 00:20:59.948 --> 00:21:00.816
  • SHE KEPT DIGGING AND DIGGING,PULLED IT OUT.
  • 00:21:00.816 --> 00:21:02.050
  • PULLED IT OUT.IT WAS THE RING SHE HAD BEEN
  • 00:21:02.050 --> 00:21:04.953
  • IT WAS THE RING SHE HAD BEENLOOKING FOR 3 1/2 YEARS.
  • 00:21:04.953 --> 00:21:07.055
  • LOOKING FOR 3 1/2 YEARS.SHE WAS SO EXCITED, SO HAPPY.
  • 00:21:07.055 --> 00:21:08.857
  • SHE WAS SO EXCITED, SO HAPPY.SHE WAS OVER THERE REJOICING,
  • 00:21:08.857 --> 00:21:09.624
  • SHE WAS OVER THERE REJOICING,AND HERE I WAS ABOUT TO GO TO
  • 00:21:09.624 --> 00:21:11.693
  • AND HERE I WAS ABOUT TO GO TOJAIL.
  • 00:21:11.693 --> 00:21:13.495
  • JAIL.SHE ENDED UP FINDING THE
  • 00:21:13.495 --> 00:21:15.564
  • SHE ENDED UP FINDING THEINSURANCE CARD RIGHT ON THE
  • 00:21:15.564 --> 00:21:16.665
  • INSURANCE CARD RIGHT ON THETOP.
  • 00:21:16.665 --> 00:21:18.100
  • TOP.IT WAS LIKE GOD CAUSED HER TO
  • 00:21:18.100 --> 00:21:19.368
  • IT WAS LIKE GOD CAUSED HER TOOVERLOOK IT.
  • 00:21:19.368 --> 00:21:21.002
  • OVERLOOK IT.I HANDED IT TO THE OFFICER.
  • 00:21:21.002 --> 00:21:21.970
  • I HANDED IT TO THE OFFICER.HE SAID, "ARE YOU THAT
  • 00:21:21.970 --> 00:21:23.071
  • HE SAID, "ARE YOU THATMINISTER?"
  • 00:21:23.071 --> 00:21:24.406
  • MINISTER?"I SAID, "I AM."
  • 00:21:24.406 --> 00:21:25.207
  • I SAID, "I AM."HE SAID, "IF I COME TO YOUR
  • 00:21:25.207 --> 00:21:26.375
  • HE SAID, "IF I COME TO YOURCHURCH, WILL YOU SAVE ME A
  • 00:21:26.375 --> 00:21:27.142
  • CHURCH, WILL YOU SAVE ME ASEAT?"
  • 00:21:27.142 --> 00:21:27.909
  • SEAT?"I SAID, "I'LL SAVE YOU A
  • 00:21:27.909 --> 00:21:30.846
  • I SAID, "I'LL SAVE YOU AWHOLE SECTION."
  • 00:21:30.846 --> 00:21:31.747
  • WHOLE SECTION."HE HANDED IT BACK AND SAID,
  • 00:21:31.747 --> 00:21:33.849
  • HE HANDED IT BACK AND SAID,"HAVE A GREAT NIGHT."
  • 00:21:33.849 --> 00:21:35.550
  • "HAVE A GREAT NIGHT."SOMETIMES WHAT WE THINK IS A
  • 00:21:35.550 --> 00:21:37.719
  • SOMETIMES WHAT WE THINK IS ASETBACK IS REALLY GOD SETTING
  • 00:21:37.719 --> 00:21:38.920
  • SETBACK IS REALLY GOD SETTINGUS UP TO DO SOMETHING
  • 00:21:38.920 --> 00:21:41.189
  • US UP TO DO SOMETHINGAMAZING.
  • 00:21:41.189 --> 00:21:43.725
  • AMAZING.EVEN MISTAKES WE MADE, GOD
  • 00:21:43.725 --> 00:21:44.960
  • EVEN MISTAKES WE MADE, GODKNOWS HOW TO TURN THEM AND
  • 00:21:44.960 --> 00:21:46.895
  • KNOWS HOW TO TURN THEM ANDUSE THEM FOR OUR GOOD.
  • 00:21:46.895 --> 00:21:48.296
  • USE THEM FOR OUR GOOD.A FEW DAYS BEFORE JESUS WAS
  • 00:21:48.296 --> 00:21:49.765
  • A FEW DAYS BEFORE JESUS WASCRUCIFIED, HE WAS IN THE
  • 00:21:49.765 --> 00:21:51.700
  • CRUCIFIED, HE WAS IN THEGARDEN OF GETHSEMANE LATE ONE
  • 00:21:51.700 --> 00:21:53.301
  • GARDEN OF GETHSEMANE LATE ONENIGHT, PRAYING.
  • 00:21:53.301 --> 00:21:54.369
  • NIGHT, PRAYING.HE WAS SO OVERWHELMED WITH
  • 00:21:54.369 --> 00:21:55.537
  • HE WAS SO OVERWHELMED WITHTHE WEIGHT OF WHAT HE WAS
  • 00:21:55.537 --> 00:21:57.105
  • THE WEIGHT OF WHAT HE WASABOUT TO DO AND UNDER SO MUCH
  • 00:21:57.105 --> 00:21:58.807
  • ABOUT TO DO AND UNDER SO MUCHPRESSURE THAT HE SWEAT GREAT
  • 00:21:58.807 --> 00:22:00.242
  • PRESSURE THAT HE SWEAT GREATDROPS OF BLOOD.
  • 00:22:00.242 --> 00:22:01.143
  • DROPS OF BLOOD.HE SAID, "FATHER, IF YOU'RE
  • 00:22:01.143 --> 00:22:02.744
  • HE SAID, "FATHER, IF YOU'REWILLING, TAKE THIS CUP FROM
  • 00:22:02.744 --> 00:22:03.578
  • WILLING, TAKE THIS CUP FROMME.
  • 00:22:03.578 --> 00:22:05.180
  • ME.BUT NOT MY WILL, LET YOUR
  • 00:22:05.180 --> 00:22:06.548
  • BUT NOT MY WILL, LET YOURWILL BE DONE."
  • 00:22:06.548 --> 00:22:08.483
  • WILL BE DONE."WE CELEBRATE WHAT CHRIST DID
  • 00:22:08.483 --> 00:22:09.418
  • WE CELEBRATE WHAT CHRIST DIDON THE CROSS.
  • 00:22:09.418 --> 00:22:10.552
  • ON THE CROSS.THAT'S THE FOUNDATION OF OUR
  • 00:22:10.552 --> 00:22:12.587
  • THAT'S THE FOUNDATION OF OURFAITH, BUT THE REAL BATTLE
  • 00:22:12.587 --> 00:22:14.456
  • FAITH, BUT THE REAL BATTLETOOK PLACE IN THE GARDEN.
  • 00:22:14.456 --> 00:22:15.857
  • TOOK PLACE IN THE GARDEN.THIS IS WHERE HE MADE THE
  • 00:22:15.857 --> 00:22:17.392
  • THIS IS WHERE HE MADE THEDECISION, THAT EVEN THOUGH
  • 00:22:17.392 --> 00:22:19.094
  • DECISION, THAT EVEN THOUGHIT'S NOT FAIR, "EVEN THOUGH
  • 00:22:19.094 --> 00:22:20.962
  • IT'S NOT FAIR, "EVEN THOUGHJUDAS IS ABOUT TO BETRAY ME,
  • 00:22:20.962 --> 00:22:21.963
  • JUDAS IS ABOUT TO BETRAY ME,EVEN THOUGH THESE PEOPLE HAVE
  • 00:22:21.963 --> 00:22:23.398
  • EVEN THOUGH THESE PEOPLE HAVEMOCKED AND RIDICULED ME,
  • 00:22:23.398 --> 00:22:25.333
  • MOCKED AND RIDICULED ME,FATHER, I TRUST YOU.
  • 00:22:25.333 --> 00:22:26.568
  • FATHER, I TRUST YOU.I KNOW IT'S ALL A PART OF
  • 00:22:26.568 --> 00:22:28.136
  • I KNOW IT'S ALL A PART OFYOUR PLAN."
  • 00:22:28.136 --> 00:22:29.638
  • YOUR PLAN."WE ALL HAVE THESE TIMES WHEN
  • 00:22:29.638 --> 00:22:31.006
  • WE ALL HAVE THESE TIMES WHENLIFE ISN'T FAIR.
  • 00:22:31.006 --> 00:22:31.840
  • LIFE ISN'T FAIR.SOMEBODY'S COMING AGAINST
  • 00:22:31.840 --> 00:22:33.074
  • SOMEBODY'S COMING AGAINSTYOU; YOU'RE FIGHTING AN
  • 00:22:33.074 --> 00:22:34.643
  • YOU; YOU'RE FIGHTING ANILLNESS; BUSINESS HAS SLOWED
  • 00:22:34.643 --> 00:22:35.310
  • ILLNESS; BUSINESS HAS SLOWEDDOWN.
  • 00:22:35.310 --> 00:22:36.578
  • DOWN.THIS IS WHERE YOU HAVE TO DO
  • 00:22:36.578 --> 00:22:38.246
  • THIS IS WHERE YOU HAVE TO DOLIKE HIM AND SAY, "GOD, I
  • 00:22:38.246 --> 00:22:39.848
  • LIKE HIM AND SAY, "GOD, IDON'T UNDERSTAND IT, BUT I
  • 00:22:39.848 --> 00:22:40.916
  • DON'T UNDERSTAND IT, BUT ITRUST YOU.
  • 00:22:40.916 --> 00:22:42.584
  • TRUST YOU.I KNOW YOU'RE IN CONTROL.
  • 00:22:42.584 --> 00:22:43.885
  • I KNOW YOU'RE IN CONTROL.YOU WOULDN'T HAVE ALLOWED IT
  • 00:22:43.885 --> 00:22:44.820
  • YOU WOULDN'T HAVE ALLOWED ITIF IT WASN'T GOING TO WORK
  • 00:22:44.820 --> 00:22:46.354
  • IF IT WASN'T GOING TO WORKFOR MY GOOD."
  • 00:22:46.354 --> 00:22:47.689
  • FOR MY GOOD."DON'T GET DISCOURAGED WHEN
  • 00:22:47.689 --> 00:22:49.458
  • DON'T GET DISCOURAGED WHENLIFE DOESN'T MAKE SENSE, GOD
  • 00:22:49.458 --> 00:22:50.759
  • LIFE DOESN'T MAKE SENSE, GODIS UP TO SOMETHING.
  • 00:22:50.759 --> 00:22:52.794
  • IS UP TO SOMETHING.THEY CRUCIFIED JESUS, PUT HIM
  • 00:22:52.794 --> 00:22:53.628
  • THEY CRUCIFIED JESUS, PUT HIMIN THE GRAVE.
  • 00:22:53.628 --> 00:22:54.963
  • IN THE GRAVE.THEY THOUGHT HE WAS DONE, BUT
  • 00:22:54.963 --> 00:22:55.997
  • THEY THOUGHT HE WAS DONE, BUTYOU KNOW THE STORY.
  • 00:22:55.997 --> 00:22:57.532
  • YOU KNOW THE STORY.ON THE THIRD DAY, JESUS CAME
  • 00:22:57.532 --> 00:22:58.633
  • ON THE THIRD DAY, JESUS CAMEOUT, SAID, "I AM ALIVE
  • 00:22:58.633 --> 00:22:59.835
  • OUT, SAID, "I AM ALIVEFOREVERMORE."
  • 00:22:59.835 --> 00:23:02.771
  • FOREVERMORE."GOD HAS THE FINAL SAY.
  • 00:23:02.771 --> 00:23:04.806
  • GOD HAS THE FINAL SAY.WHAT LOOKS LIKE A SETBACK IS
  • 00:23:04.806 --> 00:23:06.408
  • WHAT LOOKS LIKE A SETBACK ISREALLY SETTING YOU UP FOR THE
  • 00:23:06.408 --> 00:23:08.810
  • REALLY SETTING YOU UP FOR THENEXT LEVEL OF YOUR DESTINY.
  • 00:23:08.810 --> 00:23:10.512
  • NEXT LEVEL OF YOUR DESTINY.JESUS TOLD HIS DISCIPLES,
  • 00:23:10.512 --> 00:23:11.847
  • JESUS TOLD HIS DISCIPLES,"TAKE UP YOUR CROSS AND
  • 00:23:11.847 --> 00:23:13.081
  • "TAKE UP YOUR CROSS ANDFOLLOW ME."
  • 00:23:13.081 --> 00:23:14.316
  • FOLLOW ME."SOMETIMES WE HEAR THAT AND
  • 00:23:14.316 --> 00:23:15.383
  • SOMETIMES WE HEAR THAT ANDTHINK, "THAT'S GOING TO BE A
  • 00:23:15.383 --> 00:23:16.751
  • THINK, "THAT'S GOING TO BE AHEAVY BURDEN."
  • 00:23:16.751 --> 00:23:18.253
  • HEAVY BURDEN."PEOPLE TOLD ME GROWING UP,
  • 00:23:18.253 --> 00:23:19.521
  • PEOPLE TOLD ME GROWING UP,"JOEL, IT'S A HARD THING TO
  • 00:23:19.521 --> 00:23:21.089
  • "JOEL, IT'S A HARD THING TOCARRY YOUR CROSS."
  • 00:23:21.089 --> 00:23:22.424
  • CARRY YOUR CROSS."ONE DAY, MY FATHER HAD A
  • 00:23:22.424 --> 00:23:23.658
  • ONE DAY, MY FATHER HAD ADREAM.
  • 00:23:23.658 --> 00:23:24.259
  • DREAM.HE WAS GOING THROUGH A
  • 00:23:24.259 --> 00:23:25.894
  • HE WAS GOING THROUGH ADIFFICULT TIME IN LIFE, AND
  • 00:23:25.894 --> 00:23:27.295
  • DIFFICULT TIME IN LIFE, ANDIN THIS DREAM, HE LOOKED OVER
  • 00:23:27.295 --> 00:23:28.964
  • IN THIS DREAM, HE LOOKED OVERAND SAW A LARGE CROSS ON THE
  • 00:23:28.964 --> 00:23:30.065
  • AND SAW A LARGE CROSS ON THEGROUND.
  • 00:23:30.065 --> 00:23:30.932
  • GROUND.IT WAS MADE OUT OF RAILROAD
  • 00:23:30.932 --> 00:23:33.368
  • IT WAS MADE OUT OF RAILROADTIES, ABOUT 15 FEET LONG, AND
  • 00:23:33.368 --> 00:23:34.336
  • TIES, ABOUT 15 FEET LONG, ANDLOOKED LIKE IT WEIGHED
  • 00:23:34.336 --> 00:23:35.637
  • LOOKED LIKE IT WEIGHEDHUNDREDS OF POUNDS.
  • 00:23:35.637 --> 00:23:37.172
  • HUNDREDS OF POUNDS.HE KNEW THAT WAS HIS CROSS TO
  • 00:23:37.172 --> 00:23:38.874
  • HE KNEW THAT WAS HIS CROSS TOCARRY, BUT HE DIDN'T KNOW HOW
  • 00:23:38.874 --> 00:23:39.941
  • CARRY, BUT HE DIDN'T KNOW HOWHE COULD DO IT.
  • 00:23:39.941 --> 00:23:41.510
  • HE COULD DO IT.IT SEEMED OVERWHELMING.
  • 00:23:41.510 --> 00:23:43.211
  • IT SEEMED OVERWHELMING.HE WALKED OVER TO PICK IT UP,
  • 00:23:43.211 --> 00:23:44.079
  • HE WALKED OVER TO PICK IT UP,BUT IT WASN'T WHAT HE
  • 00:23:44.079 --> 00:23:45.146
  • BUT IT WASN'T WHAT HETHOUGHT.
  • 00:23:45.146 --> 00:23:46.615
  • THOUGHT.WHEN HE LIFTED IT, IT WAS
  • 00:23:46.615 --> 00:23:48.617
  • WHEN HE LIFTED IT, IT WASLIKE STYROFOAM, HARDLY
  • 00:23:48.617 --> 00:23:49.951
  • LIKE STYROFOAM, HARDLYWEIGHED ANYTHING.
  • 00:23:49.951 --> 00:23:51.152
  • WEIGHED ANYTHING.HE WAS SO AMAZED HE COULD
  • 00:23:51.152 --> 00:23:52.921
  • HE WAS SO AMAZED HE COULDEASILY PUT IT ON HIS SHOULDER
  • 00:23:52.921 --> 00:23:54.155
  • EASILY PUT IT ON HIS SHOULDERAND START WALKING.
  • 00:23:54.155 --> 00:23:56.391
  • AND START WALKING.A FEW STEPS LATER, THE CROSS
  • 00:23:56.391 --> 00:23:58.627
  • A FEW STEPS LATER, THE CROSSSTARTED LIFTING HIM UP.
  • 00:23:58.627 --> 00:23:59.895
  • STARTED LIFTING HIM UP.INSTEAD OF HIM CARRYING THE
  • 00:23:59.895 --> 00:24:01.897
  • INSTEAD OF HIM CARRYING THECROSS, THE CROSS WAS CARRYING
  • 00:24:01.897 --> 00:24:03.098
  • CROSS, THE CROSS WAS CARRYINGHIM.
  • 00:24:03.098 --> 00:24:04.733
  • HIM.WHEN YOU TAKE UP YOUR CROSS,
  • 00:24:04.733 --> 00:24:06.401
  • WHEN YOU TAKE UP YOUR CROSS,IT DOESN'T MEAN YOU'RE NOT
  • 00:24:06.401 --> 00:24:07.936
  • IT DOESN'T MEAN YOU'RE NOTGOING TO HAVE DIFFICULTIES,
  • 00:24:07.936 --> 00:24:09.337
  • GOING TO HAVE DIFFICULTIES,PEOPLE WON'T BETRAY YOU,
  • 00:24:09.337 --> 00:24:10.505
  • PEOPLE WON'T BETRAY YOU,YOU'LL NEVER MAKE MISTAKES.
  • 00:24:10.505 --> 00:24:11.973
  • YOU'LL NEVER MAKE MISTAKES.LIFE WILL HAPPEN, BUT THE
  • 00:24:11.973 --> 00:24:13.808
  • LIFE WILL HAPPEN, BUT THEBEAUTY IS WHEN YOU SHOULD BE
  • 00:24:13.808 --> 00:24:15.944
  • BEAUTY IS WHEN YOU SHOULD BEOVERWHELMED, THE CROSS WILL
  • 00:24:15.944 --> 00:24:17.445
  • OVERWHELMED, THE CROSS WILLSTART CARRYING YOU.
  • 00:24:17.445 --> 00:24:19.281
  • START CARRYING YOU.GOD WILL GIVE YOU JOY,
  • 00:24:19.281 --> 00:24:20.549
  • GOD WILL GIVE YOU JOY,PEACE, AND STRENGTH THAT WILL
  • 00:24:20.549 --> 00:24:22.117
  • PEACE, AND STRENGTH THAT WILLLIFT YOU, HELP YOU MAKE IT
  • 00:24:22.117 --> 00:24:23.618
  • LIFT YOU, HELP YOU MAKE ITTHROUGH THINGS THAT SHOULD'VE
  • 00:24:23.618 --> 00:24:24.953
  • THROUGH THINGS THAT SHOULD'VESTOPPED YOU.
  • 00:24:24.953 --> 00:24:26.321
  • STOPPED YOU.WE CAN ALL LOOK BACK AND SEE
  • 00:24:26.321 --> 00:24:27.689
  • WE CAN ALL LOOK BACK AND SEETIMES WHERE IF IT WASN'T FOR
  • 00:24:27.689 --> 00:24:29.024
  • TIMES WHERE IF IT WASN'T FORTHE GOODNESS OF GOD, WE
  • 00:24:29.024 --> 00:24:29.958
  • THE GOODNESS OF GOD, WEWOULDN'T HAVE MADE IT.
  • 00:24:29.958 --> 00:24:30.725
  • WOULDN'T HAVE MADE IT.WHAT IS THAT?
  • 00:24:30.725 --> 00:24:32.694
  • WHAT IS THAT?THE CROSS CARRYING YOU.
  • 00:24:32.694 --> 00:24:33.495
  • THE CROSS CARRYING YOU.IT LOOKED LIKE IT'S GOING TO
  • 00:24:33.495 --> 00:24:35.597
  • IT LOOKED LIKE IT'S GOING TOBE HEAVY, BUT IT WAS A SETUP.
  • 00:24:35.597 --> 00:24:37.165
  • BE HEAVY, BUT IT WAS A SETUP.HIS YOKE IS EASY, HIS BURDEN
  • 00:24:37.165 --> 00:24:38.166
  • HIS YOKE IS EASY, HIS BURDENIS LIGHT.
  • 00:24:38.166 --> 00:24:39.267
  • IS LIGHT.WHY DON'T YOU COME BACK TO
  • 00:24:39.267 --> 00:24:40.702
  • WHY DON'T YOU COME BACK TOTHAT PLACE OF PEACE?
  • 00:24:40.702 --> 00:24:42.437
  • THAT PLACE OF PEACE?NOTHING IN YOUR LIFE HAS
  • 00:24:42.437 --> 00:24:44.005
  • NOTHING IN YOUR LIFE HASRANDOMLY HAPPENED.
  • 00:24:44.005 --> 00:24:46.241
  • RANDOMLY HAPPENED.GOD HAS ORDERED YOUR STEPS.
  • 00:24:46.241 --> 00:24:47.676
  • GOD HAS ORDERED YOUR STEPS.YOU MAY NOT UNDERSTAND IT,
  • 00:24:47.676 --> 00:24:49.244
  • YOU MAY NOT UNDERSTAND IT,BUT YOUR LIFE IS DIVINELY
  • 00:24:49.244 --> 00:24:50.445
  • BUT YOUR LIFE IS DIVINELYORCHESTRATED.
  • 00:24:50.445 --> 00:24:52.480
  • ORCHESTRATED.WHAT GOD HAS PURPOSED FOR YOU
  • 00:24:52.480 --> 00:24:53.848
  • WHAT GOD HAS PURPOSED FOR YOUWILL COME TO PASS.
  • 00:24:53.848 --> 00:24:55.183
  • WILL COME TO PASS.NOW, I BELIEVE AND DECLARE
  • 00:24:55.183 --> 00:24:56.585
  • NOW, I BELIEVE AND DECLAREEVERY FORCE THAT'S TRYING TO
  • 00:24:56.585 --> 00:24:58.820
  • EVERY FORCE THAT'S TRYING TOSTOP YOU IS BEING BROKEN.
  • 00:24:58.820 --> 00:25:00.355
  • STOP YOU IS BEING BROKEN.GOD IS ABOUT TO TURN THINGS
  • 00:25:00.355 --> 00:25:01.389
  • GOD IS ABOUT TO TURN THINGSIN YOUR FAVOR.
  • 00:25:01.389 --> 00:25:03.058
  • IN YOUR FAVOR.IT LOOKS LIKE A SETBACK, BUT
  • 00:25:03.058 --> 00:25:04.526
  • IT LOOKS LIKE A SETBACK, BUTIT'S SETTING YOU UP FOR NEW
  • 00:25:04.526 --> 00:25:06.361
  • IT'S SETTING YOU UP FOR NEWLEVELS, FOR PROMOTION, FOR
  • 00:25:06.361 --> 00:25:07.796
  • LEVELS, FOR PROMOTION, FORHEALING, FOR BREAKTHROUGHS,
  • 00:25:07.796 --> 00:25:08.997
  • HEALING, FOR BREAKTHROUGHS,FOR THE FULLNESS OF YOUR
  • 00:25:08.997 --> 00:25:11.466
  • FOR THE FULLNESS OF YOURDESTINY, IN JESUS'S NAME; AND
  • 00:25:11.466 --> 00:25:12.667
  • DESTINY, IN JESUS'S NAME; ANDIF YOU RECEIVE IT, CAN YOU
  • 00:25:12.667 --> 00:25:15.437
  • IF YOU RECEIVE IT, CAN YOUSAY AMEN TODAY?
  • 00:25:15.437 --> 00:25:16.204
  • SAY AMEN TODAY?I'D LIKE TO GIVE YOU AN
  • 00:25:16.204 --> 00:25:17.973
  • I'D LIKE TO GIVE YOU ANOPPORTUNITY TO MAKE JESUS THE
  • 00:25:17.973 --> 00:25:19.441
  • OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE JESUS THELORD OF YOUR LIFE.
  • 00:25:19.441 --> 00:25:20.842
  • LORD OF YOUR LIFE.WOULD YOU PRAY WITH ME?
  • 00:25:20.842 --> 00:25:23.578
  • WOULD YOU PRAY WITH ME?JUST SAY, "LORD JESUS, I
  • 00:25:23.578 --> 00:25:25.981
  • JUST SAY, "LORD JESUS, IREPENT OF MY SINS.
  • 00:25:25.981 --> 00:25:28.249
  • REPENT OF MY SINS.COME INTO MY HEART, I MAKE
  • 00:25:28.249 --> 00:25:30.885
  • COME INTO MY HEART, I MAKEYOU MY LORD AND SAVIOR."
  • 00:25:30.885 --> 00:25:31.720
  • YOU MY LORD AND SAVIOR."IF YOU PRAYED THAT SIMPLE
  • 00:25:31.720 --> 00:25:33.154
  • IF YOU PRAYED THAT SIMPLEPRAYER, WE BELIEVE YOU GOT
  • 00:25:33.154 --> 00:25:34.189
  • PRAYER, WE BELIEVE YOU GOTBORN AGAIN.
  • 00:25:34.189 --> 00:25:35.123
  • BORN AGAIN.GET IN A GOOD BIBLE-BASED
  • 00:25:35.123 --> 00:25:36.758
  • GET IN A GOOD BIBLE-BASEDCHURCH, KEEP GOD IN FIRST
  • 00:25:36.758 --> 00:25:37.425
  • CHURCH, KEEP GOD IN FIRSTPLACE.
  • 00:25:37.425 --> 00:25:37.859
  • PLACE.VICTORIA AND I'LL
  • 00:25:37.859 --> 00:25:38.627
  • VICTORIA AND I'LLBE RIGHT BACK
  • 00:25:38.627 --> 00:25:40.362
  • > ANNCR: AS A THANK YOU FOR YOUR
  • 00:25:41.663 --> 00:25:42.831
  • > ANNCR: AS A THANK YOU FOR YOURSUPPORT OF OUR MINISTRY THIS
  • 00:25:42.831 --> 00:25:44.232
  • SUPPORT OF OUR MINISTRY THISOCTOBER, JOEL AND VICTORIA
  • 00:25:44.232 --> 00:25:45.800
  • OCTOBER, JOEL AND VICTORIAWOULD LIKE TO SEND YOU THE
  • 00:25:45.800 --> 00:25:48.269
  • WOULD LIKE TO SEND YOU THEINSPIRATION CUBE.
  • 00:25:48.269 --> 00:25:49.504
  • INSPIRATION CUBE.WAKE UP EVERY MORNING INSPIRED
  • 00:25:49.504 --> 00:25:51.373
  • WAKE UP EVERY MORNING INSPIREDWITH THIS EASY TO USE PORTABLE
  • 00:25:51.373 --> 00:25:52.607
  • WITH THIS EASY TO USE PORTABLEAUDIO SYSTEM FILLED WITH
  • 00:25:52.607 --> 00:25:54.275
  • AUDIO SYSTEM FILLED WITHOVER 400 LIFE-CHANGING
  • 00:25:54.275 --> 00:25:55.777
  • OVER 400 LIFE-CHANGINGMESSAGES OF HOPE, GUIDANCE,
  • 00:25:55.777 --> 00:25:58.079
  • MESSAGES OF HOPE, GUIDANCE,AND STRENGTH FROM JOEL.
  • 00:25:58.079 --> 00:25:59.014
  • AND STRENGTH FROM JOEL.WITH THE SIMPLE PUSH OF A
  • 00:25:59.014 --> 00:26:00.348
  • WITH THE SIMPLE PUSH OF ABUTTON, REMOVE ANY NEGATIVE
  • 00:26:00.348 --> 00:26:02.083
  • BUTTON, REMOVE ANY NEGATIVETHOUGHTS WITH A NEW MESSAGE
  • 00:26:02.083 --> 00:26:04.019
  • > JOEL: YOU MAY FEEL TODAY
  • 00:26:04.653 --> 00:26:06.021
  • > JOEL: YOU MAY FEEL TODAYLIKE YOU'RE TRAPPED...
  • 00:26:06.021 --> 00:26:06.721
  • LIKE YOU'RE TRAPPED...THAT IS NOT HOW YOUR STORY
  • 00:26:06.721 --> 00:26:07.622
  • THAT IS NOT HOW YOUR STORYENDS...
  • 00:26:07.622 --> 00:26:08.890
  • ENDS...SOME DREAMS ARE WAKING UP...
  • 00:26:08.890 --> 00:26:09.758
  • SOME DREAMS ARE WAKING UP...HOPE IS WAKING UP...
  • 00:26:09.758 --> 00:26:11.893
  • > IRVING C.: IT WAS ALMOST
  • 00:26:12.527 --> 00:26:13.294
  • > IRVING C.: IT WAS ALMOSTLIKE A FRIEND WAS SPEAKING
  • 00:26:13.294 --> 00:26:14.663
  • LIKE A FRIEND WAS SPEAKINGTO ME. I'M AT PEACE. MY VICTORY
  • 00:26:14.663 --> 00:26:16.798
  • > VICTORIA: THERE'S ALOT OF
  • 00:26:17.399 --> 00:26:18.600
  • > VICTORIA: THERE'S ALOT OFNEGATIVITY IN THE WORLD. SO,
  • 00:26:18.600 --> 00:26:19.801
  • NEGATIVITY IN THE WORLD. SO,IT'S SO IMPORTANT WHAT WE'RE
  • 00:26:19.801 --> 00:26:21.002
  • IT'S SO IMPORTANT WHAT WE'RETAKING IN ALL THROUGHOUT THE
  • 00:26:21.002 --> 00:26:22.904
  • TAKING IN ALL THROUGHOUT THEDAY. THE INSPIRATION CUBE IS
  • 00:26:22.904 --> 00:26:24.139
  • DAY. THE INSPIRATION CUBE ISA COLLECTION OF JOEL'S MOST
  • 00:26:24.139 --> 00:26:25.840
  • A COLLECTION OF JOEL'S MOSTREQUESTED MESSAGES.
  • 00:26:25.840 --> 00:26:27.409
  • REQUESTED MESSAGES.> JOEL: IT HAS 365 DEVOTIONS,
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  • > JOEL: IT HAS 365 DEVOTIONS,2-3 MINUTES WHERE I'LL HELP YOU
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  • 2-3 MINUTES WHERE I'LL HELP YOUSTART THE DAY ENCOURAGED
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  • START THE DAY ENCOURAGEDAND INSPIRED.
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  • AND INSPIRED.PLUS THERE ARE 31 POSITIVE
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  • PLUS THERE ARE 31 POSITIVEAFFIRMATIONS THAT YOU CAN
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  • AFFIRMATIONS THAT YOU CANDECLARE OVER YOUR LIFE.
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  • DECLARE OVER YOUR LIFE.I HOPE YOU'LL REQUEST THE
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  • I HOPE YOU'LL REQUEST THEINSPIRATION CUBE. IT WILL
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  • INSPIRATION CUBE. IT WILLHELP YOU STAY FULL OF FAITH
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  • HELP YOU STAY FULL OF FAITHSO YOU CAN LIVE THE VICTORIOUS
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  • > ANNCR: TO RECEIVE THE
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  • > ANNCR: TO RECEIVE THEINSPIRATION CUBE, THIS
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  • > JOEL: THANKS SO MUCH FOR
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  • > JOEL: THANKS SO MUCH FORYOUR SUPPORT AND YOUR
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  • YOUR SUPPORT AND YOURGENEROSITY. YOU ARE MAKING
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  • GENEROSITY. YOU ARE MAKINGA DIFFERENCE AROUND THE WORLD.
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  • A DIFFERENCE AROUND THE WORLD.AND A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO OUR
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  • AND A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO OURCHAMPION OF HOPE PARTNERS FOR
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  • CHAMPION OF HOPE PARTNERS FORALL YOU DO TO KEEP THE MINISTRY
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  • ALL YOU DO TO KEEP THE MINISTRYGOING. KNOW THAT VICTORIA AND I
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  • GOING. KNOW THAT VICTORIA AND ILOVE YOU. WE PRAY FOR YOU EVERY
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  • I'M EXCITED I'VE GOT A NEW BOOK
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  • I'M EXCITED I'VE GOT A NEW BOOKCOMING OUT IN NOVEMBER.
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  • COMING OUT IN NOVEMBER.IT'S CALLED, "EMPTY OUT THE
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  • IT'S CALLED, "EMPTY OUT THENEGATIVE". I KNOW YOU'RE
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  • LET ME PRAY FOR YOU.
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  • LET ME PRAY FOR YOU.FATHER, I THANK YOU FOR OUR
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  • FATHER, I THANK YOU FOR OURFRIENDS THAT ARE WATCHING
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  • FRIENDS THAT ARE WATCHINGAND LISTENING. THAT RIGHT NOW
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  • AND LISTENING. THAT RIGHT NOWYOU'RE HEALING SICK BODIES,
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  • YOU'RE HEALING SICK BODIES,RESTORING RELATIONSHIPS,
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  • RESTORING RELATIONSHIPS,ENCOURAGING THOSE THAT ARE
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  • ENCOURAGING THOSE THAT AREDOWN. LORD, LET THEM SEE YOUR
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  • DOWN. LORD, LET THEM SEE YOURGOODNESS IN A NEW WAY.
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  • GOODNESS IN A NEW WAY.IN JESUS' NAME. GOD BLESS YOU.
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