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December 10, 2019
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  • - I'M JOHN GRAY AND WELCOME TO JOHN GRAY'S WORLD.
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  • TO SEE WHAT GOD WANTED THEM TO SEE, THEY HAD TO LOOK.
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  • STOP LOOKING AT YOUR CIRCUMSTANCE.
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  • STOP LOOKING AT WHAT YOU DON'T HAVE.
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  • STOP LOOKING AT WHERE YOU USED TO BE AND SAD [SOBBING].
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  • LOOK UP.
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  • IT'S RIGHT UP ABOVE YOUR HEAD.
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  • GOD IS LITERALLY ELEVATING EVERY AREA OF YOUR LIFE.
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  • IT'S TIME TO LOOK UP.
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  • I WILL LOOK TO THE HILLS FROM WHENCECOMETH MY HELP.
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  • MY HELP COMES FROM... - CONGREGANTS: THE LORD.
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  • - YOU NEED TO LOOK UP.
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  • SOME OF Y'ALL SAD BECAUSE PEOPLE LET YOU DOWN.
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  • HE ALLOWED PEOPLE TO LET YOU DOWN
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  • SO YOU COULDN'T RELY ON THEM
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  • AND YOU COULD ONLY RELY ON--
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  • FRESH WORD, FRESH PERSPECTIVE,
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  • AND A WHOLE LOT OF HALLELUJAH.
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  • JOHN GRAY'S WORLD, BEW!
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  • [UPBEAT ORGAN MUSIC]
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  • HEY FAMILY!
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  • PASTOR JOHN GRAY HERE.
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  • LOVE YOU SO MUCH.
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  • GOD BLESS YOU, HOPE YOU'RE HAVING A GREAT WEEK.
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  • YOU KNOW, ONE OF THE THINGS
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  • GOD HAS BEEN DEALING WITH ME ABOUT
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  • IS HOW WE MUST NOT LET ANYTHING STEAL OUR JOY.
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  • PEOPLE ALWAYS SAY, "JOHN, YOU'RE ALWAYS CRACKING JOKES.
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  • "YOU'RE ALWAYS SMILING."
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  • WELL THE JOY OF THE LORD IS MY STRENGTH.
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  • WHY SHOULD I GET SAVED AND BE CORNY?
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  • WHY SHOULD I BE SAVED AND SIT UP UNDER DEPRESSION?
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  • I GOTTA ACT LIKE I'M REAL DEEP AND SPIRITUAL ALL THE TIME?
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  • I CAN'T SMILE?
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  • OF COURSE I CAN SMILE!
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  • SMILE SOMETIMES!
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  • BECAUSE OF JESUS, THERE'S A GIFT ON THE WAY.
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  • AND WHAT IS THAT GIFT?
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  • IT'S THE MANIFESTATION OF THE PROMISE YOU'RE STANDING ON.
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  • THAT'S RIGHT.
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  • TODAY I WANNA TALK TO YOU ABOUT HOW TO OVERCOME
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  • THE ENEMY SCHEMES TO KEEP YOU IN SHAME.
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  • STALLED IN THE PAST.
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  • I KNOW HOW THE DEVIL WHISPERS IN YOUR EAR
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  • THAT YOU'LL NEVER GET PAST THE THING YOU DID.
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  • BUT YOU ARE NOT THE THING YOU DID.
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  • YOU ARE WHO GOD SAID YOU ARE
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  • AND GOD, WHO IS THE AUTHOR AND FINISHER
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  • OF OUR FAITH THROUGH JESUS CHRIST
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  • ALREADY KNEW WHAT YOU AND I WOULD DO
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  • AND HE STILL CHOSE US.
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  • SOMEBODY GIVE GOD PRAISE.
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  • YOU'RE GONNA FIND OUT WHY HE CAN'T KEEP YOU STUCK.
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  • YOU CAN OVERCOME AND OVERFLOW WITH THE JOY OF THE LORD.
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  • AND THE STRENGTH OF THE LIVING GOD.
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  • I'M GLAD YOU'VE TUNED IN 'CAUSE THIS ONE
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  • IS ONE FOR THE BOOKS, SO TUNE IN!
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  • GET YOUR EARS PERKED UP, PRESS THE RED DVR BUTTON,
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  • WATCH THIS MESSAGE.
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  • IT'S GOING TO CHANGE YOUR LIFE. [CONGREGANTS APPLAUDING]
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  • GOD VERY OFTEN HIDES HIS BEST THINGS
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  • IN ANONYMOUS LOCATIONS. [CONGREGANTS APPLAUDING]
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  • MANY OF YOU HAVE A GIFT THAT THE WORLD DOESN'T SEE YET
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  • BUT GOD'S ABOUT TO GIVE YOU A PLATFORM
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  • WHERE THE WORLD IS GOING TO SEE WHAT HE PLACED IN YOU.
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  • AND THE REASON WHY HE DIDN'T LET IT
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  • BE SEEN ON THE BIG SCREEN IS BECAUSE HE NEEDED
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  • TO MAKE SURE THAT YOU HAVE THE RIGHT HUMILITY,
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  • SO WHEN HE GIVES YOU THE PLATFORM
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  • YOU WON'T WALK AROUND THINKING YOU DID IT.
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  • [CONGREGANTS APPLAUDING]
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  • TOUCH SOMEBODY TELL 'EM GOD DID IT.
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  • TELL SOMEBODY GOD DID IT.
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  • IS THERE ANYBODY THAT KNOWS THAT
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  • YOU DIDN'T GET WHERE YOU ARE BY YOURSELF?
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  • WHATEVER POSITION, WHATEVER ATTAINMENT,
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  • WHATEVER YOUR SAVINGS ACCOUNT LOOKS LIKE,
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  • YOUR 401K, YOUR BUSINESS, YOUR EDUCATION.
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  • YOU DID NOT GET THERE BY YOURSELF,
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  • YOU HAD GOD BEHIND YOU, FIGHTING FOR YOU,
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  • OPENING DOORS, BREATHING INTO YOUR SITUATION.
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  • IS THERE ANYBODY, I SEE A BROTHER UP THERE.
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  • IS THERE ANYBODY ELSE THAT'S GRATEFUL
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  • THAT GOD WAS FIGHTING FOR YOU?
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  • YOU DID NOT GET WHERE YOU GOT BY YOURSELF
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  • AND VERY OFTEN, GOD WILL HIDE YOU
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  • TO KEEP YOU FROM THE HAND OF THE ENEMY.
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  • THE ENEMY WASN'T LOOKING FOR NO KING IN A MANGER.
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  • THAT'S WHY PEOPLE AREN'T LOOKING FOR GREATNESS OUT OF YOU
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  • BECAUSE THEY THINK YOUR CIRCUMSTANCE,
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  • THERE'S NO WAY FOR GREATNESS TO EMERGE.
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  • OH, BUT GOD'S GOT ANOTHER THING COMING.
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  • HE ALLOWED THE GREATNESS IN YOU
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  • TO BE HIDDEN UNTIL RIGHT NOW TO SHOW YOU TWO THINGS,
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  • WHO YOUR REAL FRIENDS ARE AND WHO YOUR REAL FRIENDS AIN'T.
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  • [CONGREGANTS APPLAUDING]
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  • SOME OF Y'ALL NEED TO THANK GOD FOR DELAYED BLESSING
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  • BECAUSE GOD WANTED TO SHOW YOU THE MOTIVES OF PEOPLE
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  • BECAUSE SOME PEOPLE WERE JUST WAITING FOR YOU TO BLOW UP.
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  • SO THEY STAYED CLOSE.
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  • BUT WHEN THEY GOT IMPATIENT, THEY WALKED AWAY.
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  • NOW THANK GOD YOU KNOW WHO'S WHO.
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  • NOW IT'S TIME.
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  • [CONGREGANTS APPLAUDING]
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  • SAYS UNTO YOU IS BORN THIS DAY
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  • IN THE CITY OF DAVID A SAVIOR.
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  • UNTO YOU, SAY ME...
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  • MY GIFT... MY JOY...
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  • CAN YOU IMAGINE BEING A SHEPHERD IN A FIELD
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  • AND THEN AN ANGEL SHOWS UP AND SAYS, "PARTY.
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  • "AH, IT'S TIME I GOT YOU A GIFT!"
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  • WHAT YOU GOT A BOTTLE? NOPE. I GOT A BABY!
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  • BYOB, BRING YOUR OWN BABY!
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  • [CONGREGANTS LAUGHING]
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  • BROUGHT HIS BABY.
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  • THE HEAVENLY FATHER SAID,
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  • THE EARTH IS BROKEN, THEY'RE IN TROUBLE, THEY NEED SOME JOY.
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  • AND I'M GOING TO SEND, IS THERE ANYTHING MORE BEAUTIFUL
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  • THAN A BABY JUST SMILING?
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  • JUST GUMS, NO TEETH, JUST [BABBLING].
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  • [LAUGHING]
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  • I HAD THAT LITTLE FACEBOOK THING
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  • THAT SHOWS YOU WHERE YOU WERE SIX YEARS AGO
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  • AND FOUR YEARS AGO?
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  • TODAY IT HAD MY LITTLE SON IN THERE,
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  • HE HAD HIS LITTLE PACIFIER IN THERE
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  • AND HE HAD HIS NEW YORK HAT TILTED TO THE SIDE.
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  • NEITHER ONE OF US FROM NEW YORK.
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  • HE HAD HIS NEW YORK HAT ON.
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  • [CONGREGANTS LAUGHING]
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  • AND I WAS JUST LIKE,
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  • THERE'S SOMETHING SO BEAUTIFUL ABOUT A BABY.
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  • THERE'S SO MUCH POTENTIAL.
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  • THERE'S SO MUCH INNOCENCE.
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  • THERE'S SO MUCH DREAMING THAT I WAS DOING FOR MY SON THEN.
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  • THE SAME WITH MY DAUGHTER.
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  • HOW MANY OF US WHO ARE PARENTS,
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  • WHEN WE HELD OUR BABY, WE JUST WANTED THE BEST FOR THEM.
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  • WE HAD A DESIRE FOR THEM TO DO BETTER THAN US.
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  • TO BE BETTER THAN US.
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  • I NEED YOU TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GOT HERE,
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  • YOU WERE IN THE BOSOM OF YOUR FATHER.
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  • AND WHAT HE WANTS FOR YOU IS THE VERY BEST POSSIBLE LIFE.
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  • AND HIS DESIRE WAS FOR YOU TO GET THERE WITHOUT PAIN
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  • AND WITHOUT STRUGGLE BUT THE FALL OF MAN
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  • CAUSED SIN TO ENTER THE WORLD.
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  • AND SO THE ENEMY FOR A MOMENT HAD DOMINION
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  • BUT THE FATHER SAID I CAN'T LET IT GO DOWN LIKE THIS.
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  • AND THE WAY TO TURN THIS THING AROUND
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  • IS I NEED TO GIVE THE WHOLE WORLD A GIFT.
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  • I'MA GIVE EVERYBODY THE SAME THING
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  • BUT IT'S GONNA HIT THEM IN DIFFERENT WAYS.
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  • [CONGREGANTS APPLAUDING]
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  • I'M GETTING READY TO PREACH IT AND THEN I'MA LET Y'ALL GO.
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  • BUT I FEEL THE HOLY GHOST IN HERE
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  • BECAUSE SOME OF Y'ALL HAVE BEEN BATTLING THROUGH HARDSHIPS
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  • AND TRIALS AND STRUGGLES AND IT'S HARD TO GET YOUR JOY
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  • BECAUSE YOUR CIRCUMSTANCE TELLS YOU
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  • THERE'S NO REASON FOR YOU TO SMILE.
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  • AND YOUR CIRCUMSTANCE IS NOT WORTH SMILING AT.
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  • BUT THE GOD WHO'S IN CHARGE OF YOUR CIRCUMSTANCE
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  • IS STILL WORTHY OF YOUR WORSHIP.
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  • [CONGREGANTS APPLAUDING]
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  • I'M TALKING TO A CHURCH FULL OF PEOPLE
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  • WHO HAVE SOWN SEEDS AND HAVEN'T SEEN THE HARVEST YET.
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  • PEOPLE THAT ARE WAITING ON GOD TO SHOW UP.
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  • AND GOD SAYS, HERE IS A LITTLE DEPOSIT
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  • BEFORE THE REST OF YOUR HARVEST COMES.
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  • I'M GONNA GIVE YOU SOME JOY IN THE FORM OF A BABY
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  • THAT'S GONNA BRING SALVATION TO YOUR SOUL
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  • AND PEACE TO YOUR SPIRIT.
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  • HOW MANY PEOPLE OTHER THAN ME NEED PEACE?
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  • [CONGREGANTS APPLAUDING]
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  • SEE, HERE'S THE THING HE SAYS UNTO YOU.
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  • IT'S MY GIFT, THEREFORE IT'S MY JOY.
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  • THREE THINGS, NUMBER ONE, YOU CAN'T TAKE MY JOY.
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  • YOU CAN'T TAKE MY JOY, TRY IT.
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  • YOU CAN'T TAKE MY JOY.
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  • I'M NOT GON' LET YOU HAVE MY JOY.
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  • YOU CAN'T TAKE IT, YOU CAN'T GRAB IT FROM ME.
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  • THE OTHER THING YOU CAN'T DO, YOU CAN'T STEAL MY JOY.
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  • YOU CAN TRY TO COME IN BUT GOD'S GOT MY BACK.
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  • THE BIBLE SAYS, "THE GLORY OF THE LORD
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  • "SHALL BE YOUR REAR GUARD."
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  • WHICH MEANS EVEN IF YOU TRY TO COME INTO MY LIFE
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  • AND STEAL MY JOY, GOD'S ALREADY GOT ME COVERED
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  • SO YOU CAN'T STEAL MY JOY.
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  • YOU CAN'T TAKE MY JOY.
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  • THIRD THING IS YOU CAN'T MUTE MY JOY.
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  • [CONGREGANTS SHOUTING]
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  • SEE, THE ENEMY THRIVES ON SILENCE.
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  • HE'S HOPING THAT YOU STAY SILENT ABOUT YOUR FAITH.
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  • HE'S HOPING THAT YOU DON'T TELL PEOPLE
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  • HOW GOOD THE LORD HAS BEEN TO YOU.
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  • SEE, IN THIS SEASON, YOU NEED TO BE REAL LOUD
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  • ABOUT HOW GOOD GOD'S BEEN.
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  • AND WHAT HAPPENS IS YOUR TESTIMONY ENCOURAGES SOMEBODY
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  • AND IT BECOMES INFECTIOUS AND WHEN YOU START TALKING ABOUT
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  • HOW GOOD GOD HAS BEEN, THEN ALL OF A SUDDEN
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  • THEY START SEEING THINGS IN PLACES
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  • WHERE GOD HAS BEEN GOOD TO THEM.
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  • SO WHAT IT DOES IS IT CREATES AN ATMOSPHERE OF JOY.
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  • SO YOU CAN'T TAKE MY JOY, YOU ARE NOT GOING TO STEAL MY JOY.
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  • I'M NOT GON' LET YOU.
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  • PEOPLE WHO HAVE BAD ATTITUDES, "WHY YOU ALWAYS SMILING?
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  • "EW, YOU JUST SMILING ALL THE TIME."
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  • [CONGREGANTS LAUGHING]
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  • WELL WHAT'S WRONG WITH YOUR LIFE?
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  • WHY YOU ALWAYS SAD?
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  • WHY YOU HATING ON ME BECAUSE I GOT JOY?
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  • DON'T BE MAD AT ME
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  • BECAUSE I TRUST SOMETHING BIGGER THAN MYSELF.
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  • [APPLAUDING]
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  • YOU'RE NOT GONNA MUTE MY JOY, I'MA BE LOUD.
  • 00:09:45.000 --> 00:09:47.260
  • BE LOUD, PEOPLE GONNA BE UNCOMFORTABLE.
  • 00:09:47.290 --> 00:09:50.190
  • IT'S ALL RIGHT! I'M STILL GON' BE ME!
  • 00:09:50.220 --> 00:09:53.020
  • I'M NOT ASKING YOU TO BE ME
  • 00:09:53.050 --> 00:09:54.220
  • BUT GOD'S BEEN TOO GOOD TO ME FOR ME TO MUTE MY JOY,
  • 00:09:54.250 --> 00:09:58.070
  • ESPECIALLY NOW BECAUSE THERE ARE SO MANY THINGS
  • 00:09:58.100 --> 00:10:01.080
  • THAT SHOULD HAVE TAKEN ME OUT.
  • 00:10:01.110 --> 00:10:02.220
  • THERE ARE SO MANY MOMENTS THAT SHOULD HAVE ENDED MY LIFE
  • 00:10:02.250 --> 00:10:05.170
  • BUT GOD HAS BEEN GOOD TO ME.
  • 00:10:05.200 --> 00:10:07.270
  • I WILL NOT MUTE MY JOY!
  • 00:10:08.000 --> 00:10:10.090
  • IT'S A PARTY!
  • 00:10:10.120 --> 00:10:13.150
  • AND IT WASN'T JUST ONE ANGEL
  • 00:10:13.180 --> 00:10:15.140
  • BECAUSE THE BIBLE SAYS, "BEFORE THE ANGEL WENT UP,
  • 00:10:15.170 --> 00:10:17.160
  • "A MULTITUDE OF HEAVENLY HOSTS SHOWED UP."
  • 00:10:17.190 --> 00:10:20.000
  • I WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT GOD IS SENDING SOME FOLK
  • 00:10:20.030 --> 00:10:22.140
  • THAT WEREN'T ON YOUR INITIAL LIST,
  • 00:10:22.170 --> 00:10:24.070
  • HE'S INVITING HEAVEN TO YOUR PARTY.
  • 00:10:24.100 --> 00:10:26.220
  • HE'S INVITING HEAVEN TO YOUR LIFE
  • 00:10:26.250 --> 00:10:29.020
  • AND WITH HEAVEN COMES JOY AND PEACE AND HEALING
  • 00:10:29.050 --> 00:10:32.240
  • AND RESTORATION AND POWER.
  • 00:10:32.270 --> 00:10:34.290
  • SOMEBODY SAY POWER.
  • 00:10:35.020 --> 00:10:37.000
  • [CONGREGANTS REPEATING]
  • 00:10:37.030 --> 00:10:42.220
  • ANYBODY WANT SOME JOY?
  • 00:10:42.250 --> 00:10:44.260
  • -[CONGREGANTS] YES!
  • 00:10:44.290 --> 00:10:46.030
  • -[JOHN] I NEED YOU TO UNDERSTAND WHEN JESUS WAS BORN,
  • 00:10:46.060 --> 00:10:49.060
  • HE CAME WITH JOY BECAUSE THE FATHER
  • 00:10:49.090 --> 00:10:51.170
  • HAD JOY PRE-WIRED IN THE GIFT.
  • 00:10:51.200 --> 00:10:55.180
  • ANYBODY EVER GOT A GIFT AND YOU OPENED IT,
  • 00:10:55.210 --> 00:10:58.220
  • YOU WERE EXCITED TO GET IT
  • 00:10:58.250 --> 00:11:00.200
  • AND YOU WANTED TO START TRYING IT OUT
  • 00:11:00.230 --> 00:11:03.070
  • AND YOU TURNED IT ON AND IT DIDN'T COME ON
  • 00:11:03.100 --> 00:11:05.130
  • BECAUSE IT DIDN'T HAVE,
  • 00:11:05.160 --> 00:11:07.070
  • -[CONGREGANTS] BATTERIES.
  • 00:11:07.100 --> 00:11:09.180
  • - AIN'T NOTHING WORST THAN BEING EXCITED ABOUT A GIFT,
  • 00:11:09.210 --> 00:11:12.160
  • [CONGREGANTS LAUGHING]
  • 00:11:12.190 --> 00:11:15.080
  • I GOT A REMOTE CONTROL CAR!
  • 00:11:15.110 --> 00:11:20.000
  • [SOBBING]
  • 00:11:20.030 --> 00:11:23.210
  • IT'S NO BATTERIES.
  • 00:11:23.240 --> 00:11:25.100
  • NONE IN THE HOUSE AND THE STORE IS CLOSED.
  • 00:11:25.130 --> 00:11:27.280
  • [SOBBING]
  • 00:11:28.010 --> 00:11:31.090
  • OR YOU NEED D BATTERIES AND YOU GOT THEM LITTLE A BATTERIES.
  • 00:11:31.120 --> 00:11:34.190
  • [CONGREGANTS LAUGHING]
  • 00:11:34.220 --> 00:11:37.200
  • IF FAITH IS THE FOUNDATION AND SUBSTANCE OF OUR SALVATION
  • 00:11:37.230 --> 00:11:42.170
  • THEN JOY IS THE BATTERIES TO OUR SALVATION.
  • 00:11:42.200 --> 00:11:46.020
  • [CONGREGANTS APPLAUDING]
  • 00:11:46.050 --> 00:11:47.290
  • I NEED YOU TO KNOW WHEN YOU ACCEPT JESUS INTO YOUR LIFE,
  • 00:11:48.020 --> 00:11:51.160
  • THE BATTERY IS SALVATION, IT KEEPS YOU GOING
  • 00:11:51.190 --> 00:11:54.210
  • IN THE MIDST OF YOUR CIRCUMSTANCE.
  • 00:11:54.240 --> 00:11:57.250
  • I KNOW THAT THERE ARE SOME GIFTS THAT COME
  • 00:11:57.280 --> 00:11:59.200
  • AND SAY BATTERIES NOT INCLUDED,
  • 00:11:59.230 --> 00:12:01.110
  • BUT WHEN YOU GET THIS GIFT THE BATTERY IS INCLUDED
  • 00:12:01.140 --> 00:12:04.180
  • AND THE BATTERY IS JOY.
  • 00:12:04.210 --> 00:12:05.290
  • I NEED SOMEBODY TO GET YOUR BATTERY RECHARGED RIGHT NOW.
  • 00:12:06.020 --> 00:12:12.030
  • MATTER OF FACT, GO AHEAD AND RECHARGE YOUR BATTERY
  • 00:12:12.060 --> 00:12:13.280
  • FOR ABOUT FIVE SECONDS.
  • 00:12:14.010 --> 00:12:16.230
  • -[ANNOUNCER] WHO AMONG US DOESN'T APPRECIATE A GIFT?
  • 00:12:16.260 --> 00:12:19.140
  • ESPECIALLY ONE THAT IS UNEXPECTED
  • 00:12:19.170 --> 00:12:21.110
  • OR WORTH MORE THAN WE EVER THOUGHT WE DESERVED.
  • 00:12:21.140 --> 00:12:24.100
  • GOD IS YOUR GOOD FATHER WHO WANTS TO SHOWER YOU
  • 00:12:24.130 --> 00:12:27.080
  • WITH UNMERITED FAVOR AND GIVE YOU EXTRAVAGANT GIFTS.
  • 00:12:27.110 --> 00:12:30.240
  • IN FACT, EACH AND EVERY BELIEVER
  • 00:12:30.270 --> 00:12:33.030
  • HAS BEEN GIVEN A MARVELOUS GIFT
  • 00:12:33.060 --> 00:12:34.280
  • THAT HOLDS EVEN MORE GIFTS, JESUS.
  • 00:12:35.010 --> 00:12:37.220
  • IN HIS NEW THREE PART AUDIO SERIES, THE GIFT,
  • 00:12:37.250 --> 00:12:40.180
  • PASTOR JOHN GRAY REVEALS THE ETERNAL FACT
  • 00:12:40.210 --> 00:12:43.160
  • THAT SALVATION IS MUCH MORE THAN A ONE TIME TICKET TO HEAVEN
  • 00:12:43.190 --> 00:12:47.100
  • IT'S AN OPEN DOOR TO CONTINUOUS BLESSINGS.
  • 00:12:47.130 --> 00:12:50.080
  • EMPOWERING YOU TO LIVE A VICTORY-FILLED LIFE
  • 00:12:50.110 --> 00:12:53.020
  • RIGHT HERE AND RIGHT NOW.
  • 00:12:53.050 --> 00:12:55.080
  • THAT'S WHY WE WANT TO SEND YOU
  • 00:12:55.110 --> 00:12:56.180
  • YOUR VERY OWN COPY OF THE GIFT.
  • 00:12:56.210 --> 00:12:58.270
  • IN APPRECIATION OF YOUR SUPPORT
  • 00:12:59.000 --> 00:13:00.190
  • OF THE WORLDWIDE OUTREACHES OF TBN.
  • 00:13:00.220 --> 00:13:03.180
  • DISCOVER THE MANY GIFTS AND SURPRISES
  • 00:13:03.210 --> 00:13:06.020
  • GOD HAS IN STORE FOR YOU.
  • 00:13:06.050 --> 00:13:07.270
  • DON'T WAIT, CALL OR VISIT US ONLINE RIGHT NOW.
  • 00:13:08.000 --> 00:13:14.140
  • -[JOHN] TELL SOMEBODY DON'T FORGET YOUR BATTERIES.
  • 00:13:14.170 --> 00:13:16.230
  • [CONGREGANTS REPEATING]
  • 00:13:16.260 --> 00:13:17.260
  • TELL SOMEBODY ELSE, DON'T FORGET YOUR BATTERIES.
  • 00:13:17.290 --> 00:13:20.220
  • SHANE, DON'T FORGET YOUR BATTERY,
  • 00:13:20.250 --> 00:13:22.030
  • DON'T FORGET THE BATTERY, DON'T FORGET YOUR JOY
  • 00:13:22.060 --> 00:13:24.100
  • BECAUSE THE GIFT THAT GOD GAVE YOU
  • 00:13:24.130 --> 00:13:26.090
  • COMES PRE-WIRED WITH JOY WHICH MEANS WHEN CIRCUMSTANCE HITS
  • 00:13:26.120 --> 00:13:29.290
  • YOU STILL HAVE YOUR JOY.
  • 00:13:30.020 --> 00:13:31.240
  • WHEN YOU GET A BAD NEWS PHONE CALL,
  • 00:13:31.270 --> 00:13:34.010
  • DON'T LET THAT TAKE YOUR JOY.
  • 00:13:34.040 --> 00:13:36.090
  • I NEED YOU TO PREACH IT WITH ME. IT'S YOUR TURN NOW.
  • 00:13:36.120 --> 00:13:38.210
  • I DON'T CARE WHAT PEOPLE ARE WHISPERING ABOUT YOU,
  • 00:13:38.240 --> 00:13:41.250
  • KEEP YOUR... -[CONGREGANTS] JOY!
  • 00:13:41.280 --> 00:13:44.020
  • - I DON'T CARE WHAT THEY SAY AT YOUR JOB TOMORROW.
  • 00:13:44.050 --> 00:13:45.260
  • IT DOESN'T MATTER. YOU MAINTAIN YOUR...
  • 00:13:45.290 --> 00:13:47.180
  • -[CONGREGANTS] JOY! - IT'S YOUR JOY.
  • 00:13:47.210 --> 00:13:50.060
  • THEY CAN'T TAKE YOUR JOY.
  • 00:13:50.090 --> 00:13:51.240
  • YOU KNOW HOW MANY PEOPLE CAN'T STAND YOU
  • 00:13:51.270 --> 00:13:54.000
  • 'CAUSE YOU KEEP WALKING AROUND
  • 00:13:54.030 --> 00:13:55.040
  • WITH THAT GOOFY SMILE ON YOUR FACE?
  • 00:13:55.070 --> 00:13:57.090
  • AND EVERYBODY ELSE IS LIKE
  • 00:13:57.120 --> 00:13:58.140
  • WE DIDN'T GET NO RAISE LIKE THEY PROMISED
  • 00:13:58.170 --> 00:14:00.200
  • AND IT DON'T MAKE NO SENSE.
  • 00:14:00.230 --> 00:14:01.210
  • LOOK AT THE WEATHER IT'S COLD, THEN IT'S HOT,
  • 00:14:01.240 --> 00:14:03.120
  • THEN IT'S COLD AGAIN, IT'S HOT.
  • 00:14:03.150 --> 00:14:05.010
  • I'M STUFFY, I CAN'T BREATHE AT NIGHT,
  • 00:14:05.040 --> 00:14:06.270
  • I NEED A HUMIDIFIER AND YOU JUST SITTING IN HERE SMILING.
  • 00:14:07.000 --> 00:14:09.240
  • MY KIDS ARE SMOKING, MY OTHER ONE IS DRINKING,
  • 00:14:09.270 --> 00:14:12.140
  • THE OTHER ONE'S ON PAROLE AND YOU JUST SMILING, JUST.
  • 00:14:12.170 --> 00:14:15.190
  • YEAH, HONEY ME TOO.
  • 00:14:15.220 --> 00:14:16.210
  • MY SON IS OUT THERE IN THOSE STREETS RIGHT NOW.
  • 00:14:16.240 --> 00:14:18.200
  • I DON'T KNOW WHERE HE IS
  • 00:14:18.230 --> 00:14:20.050
  • BUT I'M NOT GON' LET WHAT HE'S DOING STOP ME
  • 00:14:20.080 --> 00:14:22.210
  • BECAUSE I ALREADY GAVE HIM TO GOD
  • 00:14:22.240 --> 00:14:25.100
  • AND I KNOW GOD IS GONNA TURN THAT THING AROUND.
  • 00:14:25.130 --> 00:14:28.270
  • I DON'T WHEN, I DON'T KNOW HOW
  • 00:14:29.000 --> 00:14:31.080
  • BUT IF GOD COULD SAVE ME, HE CAN SAVE HIM.
  • 00:14:31.110 --> 00:14:36.010
  • I'M GON' KEEP MY...
  • 00:14:36.040 --> 00:14:38.030
  • -[CONGREGANTS] JOY!
  • 00:14:38.060 --> 00:14:40.150
  • -[JOHN] I NEED SOME HELP IN HERE!
  • 00:14:40.180 --> 00:14:43.060
  • I SAID I NEED SOME HELP IN HERE!
  • 00:14:43.090 --> 00:14:49.030
  • DEVIL TRIED, TESTING, TESTING,
  • 00:14:49.060 --> 00:14:52.150
  • DEVIL TRIED TO TAKE MY MIC BUT HE CAN'T TAKE MY,
  • 00:14:52.180 --> 00:14:55.120
  • -[CONGREGANTS] JOY!
  • 00:14:55.150 --> 00:14:57.080
  • [CONGREGANTS APPLAUDING]
  • 00:14:57.110 --> 00:15:00.260
  • - AHA, IT'S MORE THAN ONE MIC DEVIL!
  • 00:15:00.290 --> 00:15:03.260
  • [CONGREGANTS APPLAUDING]
  • 00:15:03.290 --> 00:15:06.050
  • THANK YOU FOR THE HOLY GHOST REVELATION.
  • 00:15:06.080 --> 00:15:08.050
  • IF HE TRIES TO STOP YOU ONE WAY, JUST GO ANOTHER WAY.
  • 00:15:08.080 --> 00:15:11.170
  • [CONGREGANTS SHOUTING AND APPLAUDING]
  • 00:15:11.200 --> 00:15:16.140
  • YOU NOT GON' TAKE MY JOY!
  • 00:15:16.170 --> 00:15:17.210
  • YOU NOT GON' TAKE MY PEACE!
  • 00:15:17.240 --> 00:15:19.140
  • YOU WILL NOT TAKE MY SMILE.
  • 00:15:19.170 --> 00:15:21.030
  • I'MA PRAISE GOD BECAUSE HE SAVED ME
  • 00:15:21.060 --> 00:15:23.240
  • WHEN I DIDN'T DESERVE IT.
  • 00:15:23.270 --> 00:15:25.280
  • [CONGREGANTS APPLAUDING]
  • 00:15:26.010 --> 00:15:29.290
  • HOW DO YOU MAINTAIN YOUR JOY
  • 00:15:30.020 --> 00:15:33.270
  • WHEN TRAGEDY STRIKES?
  • 00:15:34.000 --> 00:15:36.120
  • WHEN THE PAIN IS IMMEASURABLE
  • 00:15:36.150 --> 00:15:39.120
  • AND YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO?
  • 00:15:39.150 --> 00:15:41.260
  • 'CAUSE THE HOLIDAYS AREN'T A PARTY FOR EVERYBODY.
  • 00:15:41.290 --> 00:15:47.140
  • WHEN YOU LOSE THE ONE YOU LOVE, IT'S HARD TO BREATHE.
  • 00:15:47.170 --> 00:15:52.070
  • HOW DO YOU MAINTAIN YOUR JOY WHEN YOU'RE HURTING?
  • 00:15:52.100 --> 00:15:56.170
  • THREE THINGS, GRAB THESE AND WE'LL BE FINISHED.
  • 00:15:56.200 --> 00:15:58.260
  • NUMBER ONE, LOOK BACK.
  • 00:15:58.290 --> 00:16:04.160
  • SOME OF Y'ALL CAUGHT THAT. I'MA LET THAT LINGER.
  • 00:16:04.190 --> 00:16:09.090
  • YOU WANNA MAINTAIN YOUR JOY?
  • 00:16:09.120 --> 00:16:11.170
  • JUST LOOK BACK.
  • 00:16:11.200 --> 00:16:13.170
  • LOOK WHERE HE BROUGHT YOU FROM.
  • 00:16:13.200 --> 00:16:16.210
  • LOOK WHO YOU USED TO BE. [APPLAUDING]
  • 00:16:16.240 --> 00:16:19.180
  • LOOK AT ALL THE THINGS THAT SHOULD'VE ENDED YOUR CAREER,
  • 00:16:19.210 --> 00:16:22.110
  • ENDED YOUR DREAM, GOD SAID NAH, I LOVE YOU TOO MUCH.
  • 00:16:22.140 --> 00:16:25.240
  • I'M NOT GONNA LET ONE BAD DECISION
  • 00:16:25.270 --> 00:16:27.080
  • OR TWO BAD DECISIONS OR 437 BAD DECISIONS.
  • 00:16:27.110 --> 00:16:30.180
  • [ALL LAUGHING]
  • 00:16:30.210 --> 00:16:32.020
  • ANYBODY WITH THE 437 ON 'EM?
  • 00:16:32.050 --> 00:16:33.210
  • I'M WITH THE 430. [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:16:33.240 --> 00:16:38.140
  • I'M NOT GONNA LET YOUR BAD DECISIONS STOP ME
  • 00:16:38.170 --> 00:16:41.240
  • FROM GETTING YOU TO YOUR DESTINY.
  • 00:16:41.270 --> 00:16:43.250
  • YOU NEED TO LOOK BACK AND LOOK WHERE HE BROUGHT YOU FROM.
  • 00:16:43.280 --> 00:16:46.160
  • IF THAT DON'T HELP YOU TO HAVE YOUR JOY,
  • 00:16:46.190 --> 00:16:48.230
  • THEN AFTER YOU LOOK BACK,
  • 00:16:48.260 --> 00:16:50.050
  • YOU NEED TO START LOOKING AROUND.
  • 00:16:50.080 --> 00:16:53.250
  • AND LOOK AT THE PEOPLE AROUND YOU.
  • 00:16:53.280 --> 00:16:55.270
  • THOSE
  • 00:16:56.000 --> 00:16:57.180
  • WHO MAYBE HAVEN'T WALKED YOUR PATH.
  • 00:16:57.210 --> 00:16:59.280
  • THOSE
  • 00:17:00.030 --> 00:17:01.120
  • WHO ARE BATTLING WITH THINGS
  • 00:17:01.150 --> 00:17:04.020
  • THAT YOU GOT FREE FROM.
  • 00:17:04.050 --> 00:17:05.220
  • YOU NEED TO LOOK AROUND AND SEE HOW BLESSED YOU ARE
  • 00:17:05.250 --> 00:17:08.130
  • INSTEAD OF COMPLAINING ABOUT WHAT YOU DON'T HAVE,
  • 00:17:08.160 --> 00:17:10.140
  • YOU NEED TO LOOK AROUND AND THANK GOD FOR WHAT YOU DO HAVE.
  • 00:17:10.170 --> 00:17:12.280
  • [CONGREGANTS APPLAUDING]
  • 00:17:13.010 --> 00:17:15.060
  • YOU NEED TO LOOK AROUND.
  • 00:17:15.090 --> 00:17:17.220
  • TELL SOMEBODY LOOK AROUND.
  • 00:17:17.250 --> 00:17:19.170
  • LOOK AROUND. GOD'S BEEN REAL GOOD TO YOU, LOOK AROUND.
  • 00:17:19.200 --> 00:17:22.270
  • MANY OF YOU DROVE HERE, LOOK AROUND.
  • 00:17:23.000 --> 00:17:25.080
  • THERE ARE PEOPLE THAT ARE WALKING, LOOK AROUND.
  • 00:17:25.110 --> 00:17:27.230
  • THERE ARE PEOPLE THAT ARE CATCHING THE BUS
  • 00:17:27.260 --> 00:17:29.080
  • AND NOT JUST ONE BUT THREE BUSES.
  • 00:17:29.110 --> 00:17:31.150
  • AND MAYBE THERE ARE PEOPLE IN HERE
  • 00:17:31.180 --> 00:17:32.210
  • WHO HAD TO CATCH THE BUS TO THIS CHURCH.
  • 00:17:32.240 --> 00:17:35.060
  • SO INSTEAD OF COMPLAINING THAT YOUR CAR IS ACTING CRAZY,
  • 00:17:35.090 --> 00:17:38.160
  • YOU NEED TO THANK GOD BECAUSE SOMEBODY IN HERE
  • 00:17:38.190 --> 00:17:41.030
  • CAUGHT A BUS JUST TO GET HERE.
  • 00:17:41.060 --> 00:17:43.050
  • STOP COMPLAINING, YOU NEED TO LOOK AROUND.
  • 00:17:43.080 --> 00:17:45.210
  • I WISH I HAD A NEW PAIR OF SHOES.
  • 00:17:45.240 --> 00:17:47.190
  • SOME PEOPLE DON'T HAVE A PAIR OF SHOES!
  • 00:17:47.220 --> 00:17:50.260
  • YOU NEED TO LOOK AROUND.
  • 00:17:50.290 --> 00:17:52.180
  • [CONGREGANTS APPLAUDING]
  • 00:17:52.210 --> 00:17:57.030
  • IF THAT DON'T HELP YOU WITH YOUR JOY,
  • 00:17:57.060 --> 00:17:58.180
  • IF LOOKING BACK DON'T HELP YOU WITH YOUR JOY,
  • 00:17:58.210 --> 00:18:00.200
  • AND LOOKING AROUND DON'T HELP YOU WITH YOUR JOY,
  • 00:18:00.230 --> 00:18:03.020
  • THEN THE LAST THING YOU NEED TO DO IS LOOK UP.
  • 00:18:03.050 --> 00:18:05.190
  • [CONGREGANTS APPLAUDING]
  • 00:18:05.220 --> 00:18:11.110
  • [SINGS A TUNE]
  • 00:18:11.140 --> 00:18:12.100
  • I FEEL LIKE PREACHING. I SAID LOOK UP.
  • 00:18:12.130 --> 00:18:15.220
  • THE BIBLE SAID, "THERE WAS A MULTITUDE OF HEAVENLY HOSTS
  • 00:18:15.250 --> 00:18:18.040
  • "AND THEY WERE SAYING GLORY TO GOD ON EARTH
  • 00:18:18.070 --> 00:18:21.110
  • "AND GOOD WILL TOWARDS MEN."
  • 00:18:21.140 --> 00:18:22.130
  • YOU READ IT, YOU GO LOOK AT IT,
  • 00:18:22.160 --> 00:18:23.230
  • I DON'T EVEN KNOW WHAT IT SAYS, I'M TOO EXCITED.
  • 00:18:23.260 --> 00:18:25.100
  • PEACE ON EARTH, WHATEVER!
  • 00:18:25.130 --> 00:18:27.290
  • IT'S IN LUKE.
  • 00:18:28.020 --> 00:18:29.140
  • [CONGREGANTS LAUGHING]
  • 00:18:29.170 --> 00:18:33.070
  • THE ANGELS WERE NOT ON THE SHEPHERDS LEVEL.
  • 00:18:33.100 --> 00:18:38.110
  • IN ORDER FOR THEM TO SEE WHAT GOD WANTED THEM TO SEE
  • 00:18:38.140 --> 00:18:41.210
  • THEY HAD TO LOOK.
  • 00:18:41.240 --> 00:18:44.080
  • STOP LOOKING AT YOUR CIRCUMSTANCE.
  • 00:18:44.110 --> 00:18:47.040
  • STOP LOOKING AT WHAT YOU DON'T HAVE.
  • 00:18:47.070 --> 00:18:48.290
  • STOP LOOKING AT WHERE YOU USED TO BE AND SAD [SOBBING].
  • 00:18:49.020 --> 00:18:53.110
  • LOOK UP.
  • 00:18:53.140 --> 00:18:55.170
  • IT'S RIGHT UP ABOVE YOUR HEAD.
  • 00:18:55.200 --> 00:18:57.280
  • GOD IS LITERALLY ELEVATING EVERY AREA OF YOUR LIFE.
  • 00:18:58.010 --> 00:19:02.050
  • IT'S TIME TO LOOK UP.
  • 00:19:02.080 --> 00:19:03.110
  • I WILL LOOK TO THE HILLS FROM WHENCECOMETH MY HELP?
  • 00:19:03.140 --> 00:19:06.040
  • MY HELP COMES FROM... -[CONGREGANTS] THE LORD.
  • 00:19:06.070 --> 00:19:08.190
  • - YOU NEED TO LOOK UP.
  • 00:19:08.220 --> 00:19:09.200
  • SOME OF Y'ALL SAD BECAUSE PEOPLE LET YOU DOWN.
  • 00:19:09.230 --> 00:19:11.220
  • HE ALLOWED PEOPLE TO LET YOU DOWN
  • 00:19:11.250 --> 00:19:13.230
  • SO YOU COULDN'T RELY ON THEM AND YOU COULD ONLY RELY ON--
  • 00:19:13.260 --> 00:19:17.000
  • [CONGREGANTS APPLAUDING]
  • 00:19:17.030 --> 00:19:21.020
  • AM I TALKING TO ANYBODY?
  • 00:19:21.050 --> 00:19:22.290
  • 'CAUSE YOU WERE TRYING TO MAKE PEOPLE YOUR GOD
  • 00:19:23.020 --> 00:19:25.040
  • AND PEOPLE ARE PEOPLE, THEY ARE NOT GOD.
  • 00:19:25.070 --> 00:19:31.140
  • LOOK BACK, LOOK AROUND
  • 00:19:31.170 --> 00:19:34.140
  • AND LOOK UP.
  • 00:19:34.170 --> 00:19:36.140
  • AND ONCE YOU DO ALL THOSE THREE,
  • 00:19:36.170 --> 00:19:38.060
  • YOU GON' HAVE A CHEESY, GOOFY SMILE ON YOUR FACE.
  • 00:19:38.090 --> 00:19:42.070
  • JUST WALKING AROUND JUST,
  • 00:19:42.100 --> 00:19:43.280
  • [CONGREGANTS LAUGHING]
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  • WHY?
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  • BECAUSE IF WHAT GOD GAVE YOU,
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  • AND THIS IS THE BEAUTY OF A REAL GIFT.
  • 00:19:50.220 --> 00:19:53.060
  • THIS IS NOT A GIFT YOU THROW AWAY.
  • 00:19:53.090 --> 00:19:55.290
  • JESUS IS A GIFT WHOSE VALUE INCREASES OVER TIME.
  • 00:19:56.020 --> 00:20:01.230
  • BECAUSE THE MORE YOU KNOW ABOUT HIM,
  • 00:20:01.260 --> 00:20:03.200
  • THE STRONGER YOU BECOME, THE MORE WISE YOU BECOME.
  • 00:20:03.230 --> 00:20:06.210
  • YOU CAN UNWRAP JESUS ONE DAY AND GET ONE THING,
  • 00:20:06.240 --> 00:20:09.020
  • UNWRAP HIM THE NEXT DAY AND FIND SOMETHING ALTOGETHER NEW.
  • 00:20:09.050 --> 00:20:12.010
  • IT'S ONE GIFT BUT YOU CAN UNWRAP HIM EVERY DAY
  • 00:20:12.040 --> 00:20:14.260
  • AND EACH DAY YOU GET NEW JOY,
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  • FRESH PERSPECTIVE, FRESH REVELATION.
  • 00:20:16.210 --> 00:20:18.280
  • THAT'S THE POWER OF THE WORD.
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  • YOU COULD READ THE WORD EVERY SINGLE DAY
  • 00:20:20.200 --> 00:20:22.180
  • AND FIND SOMETHING NEW ABOUT YOUR GOD.
  • 00:20:22.210 --> 00:20:25.170
  • AND GUESS WHAT, THE GIFT IS FOR EVERYBODY.
  • 00:20:25.200 --> 00:20:27.200
  • THIS IS NOT A RELIGIOUS GIFT,
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  • THIS IS A RELATIONAL GIFT
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  • AND ALL OF US ARE HIS CHILDREN.
  • 00:20:30.120 --> 00:20:32.050
  • SO I DON'T CARE WHAT YOU WALKED IN HERE WITH.
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  • I DON'T CARE WHAT YOU'RE STRUGGLING THROUGH,
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  • YOU GOT A GIFT.
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  • AND IT'S GOT JOY ATTACHED, AMEN?
  • 00:20:38.240 --> 00:20:41.240
  • -[CONGREGANTS] AMEN.
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  • -[JOHN] GET YOUR JOY.
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  • GET YOUR [LAUGHING OBNOXIOUSLY].
  • 00:20:43.220 --> 00:20:46.230
  • GET THAT BACK.
  • 00:20:46.260 --> 00:20:48.280
  • WALKING AROUND SMILING, LAUGHING JUST FOR NO REASON.
  • 00:20:49.010 --> 00:20:51.210
  • THEY ALREADY THINK YOU'RE CRAZY.
  • 00:20:51.240 --> 00:20:53.060
  • JUST AT THE LIGHT, JUST ROLL THE WINDOW DOWN,
  • 00:20:53.090 --> 00:20:55.020
  • JUST LOOK AT SOMEBODY, [LAUGHING OBNOXIOUSLY].
  • 00:20:55.050 --> 00:20:57.150
  • [CONGREGANTS LAUGHING]
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  • THEY GON' BE LIKE STAY BACK FROM THAT CAR, THEY CRAZY.
  • 00:21:08.040 --> 00:21:09.170
  • WHATEVER THEY'RE DOING, THEY CRAZY.
  • 00:21:09.200 --> 00:21:11.000
  • JUST SCOOT BACK, SCOOT BACK!
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  • GET YOUR JOY BACK. KEEP YOUR JOY, SIMONE.
  • 00:21:15.130 --> 00:21:18.020
  • KEEP YOUR JOY MAMA. KEEP YOUR JOY.
  • 00:21:18.050 --> 00:21:20.170
  • DON'T LET THE ENEMY TAKE YOUR JOY.
  • 00:21:20.200 --> 00:21:22.170
  • IF YOU HAVE EVERYTHING YOU WANT UNDER THAT TREE OR NOTHING,
  • 00:21:22.200 --> 00:21:26.030
  • YOU GOT THE ONE GIFT
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  • THAT'S MORE VALUABLE THAN THEM ALL.
  • 00:21:28.190 --> 00:21:31.070
  • IT IS THE SON OF GOD AND THE PERSON OF JESUS CHRIST.
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  • SOMEBODY THANK GOD FOR THE GIFT.
  • 00:21:34.260 --> 00:21:38.260
  • THEY THREW A SURPRISE PARTY AND BROUGHT JOY, PEACE, LOVE.
  • 00:21:38.290 --> 00:21:45.270
  • AND I BELIEVE FOR SOME IN HERE
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  • GOD'S GONNA CANCEL SOME DEBTS.
  • 00:21:48.010 --> 00:21:51.120
  • SOME FINANCIAL THINGS THAT HAVE BEEN
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  • HOLDING YOU HOSTAGE IN YOUR MIND,
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  • GOD'S GON' FREE YOU FROM THAT.
  • 00:21:54.280 --> 00:21:57.290
  • I'M NOT SAYING EVERYBODY, BUT I BELIEVE MANY ARE.
  • 00:21:58.020 --> 00:22:00.100
  • AND WE'RE GONNA HEAR ABOUT IT.
  • 00:22:00.130 --> 00:22:03.260
  • SOMEONE GON' BE LIKE IT AIN'T GON' HAPPEN FOR ME.
  • 00:22:03.290 --> 00:22:05.070
  • YOU JUST SPOKE IT SO GOD BLESS YOU
  • 00:22:05.100 --> 00:22:06.270
  • BUT I'M GON' BELIEVE THAT FOR ME AND MY HOUSE.
  • 00:22:07.000 --> 00:22:10.270
  • IT'S A SURPRISE PARTY.
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  • JESUS IS THE HONORED GUEST.
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  • YOU GET THE GIFT OF SALVATION AND IT COMES WITH JOY.
  • 00:22:15.270 --> 00:22:19.020
  • LET ME PRAY FOR YOU.
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  • LORD JESUS, BLESS THE PEOPLE OF LAKEWOOD CHURCH.
  • 00:22:20.100 --> 00:22:24.090
  • BLESS THEM NOW. FILL THEM WITH GOOD THINGS.
  • 00:22:24.120 --> 00:22:27.120
  • AND DURING THIS SEASON MAY THEY LOOK TO YOU,
  • 00:22:27.150 --> 00:22:30.260
  • THE AUTHOR AND FINISHER OR THEIR FAITH.
  • 00:22:30.290 --> 00:22:33.140
  • NO MATTER WHAT THE CIRCUMSTANCE.
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  • LET THEM LOOK BACK, LOOK AROUND AND LOOK UP.
  • 00:22:35.220 --> 00:22:39.160
  • REALIZE HOW GOOD YOU'VE BEEN.
  • 00:22:39.190 --> 00:22:42.060
  • LET US KEEP OUR JOY.
  • 00:22:42.090 --> 00:22:44.000
  • NO MATTER WHAT THE ENEMY TRIES TO DO,
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  • WE'RE GONNA DECLARE YOU CAN'T TAKE MY JOY,
  • 00:22:46.040 --> 00:22:47.290
  • YOU CAN'T STEAL MY JOY AND YOU CAN'T MUTE MY JOY.
  • 00:22:48.020 --> 00:22:52.230
  • MY PRAYER IS THAT YOU BLESS EVERY FAMILY
  • 00:22:52.260 --> 00:22:54.090
  • REPRESENTED HERE AND THOSE ONLINE.
  • 00:22:54.120 --> 00:22:56.120
  • IN JESUS NAME.
  • 00:22:56.150 --> 00:22:58.060
  • WHAT DID I TELL YOU?
  • 00:22:58.090 --> 00:22:59.060
  • WHAT DID I TELL YOU?
  • 00:22:59.090 --> 00:23:01.230
  • I TOLD YOU THE LORD WAS GONNA MEET US!
  • 00:23:01.260 --> 00:23:03.240
  • I ANTICIPATED THAT GOD WAS GOING TO DO JUST THAT.
  • 00:23:03.270 --> 00:23:07.110
  • ANTICIPATION IS A GOOD THING.
  • 00:23:07.140 --> 00:23:09.190
  • GOD WANTS YOU TO BE EXPECTANT AND HOPEFUL
  • 00:23:09.220 --> 00:23:11.290
  • ABOUT YOUR LIFE AND YOUR FUTURE. WHY?
  • 00:23:12.020 --> 00:23:14.230
  • BECAUSE HE'S ALREADY GIVEN YOU THE BEST GIFT, HIS SON.
  • 00:23:14.260 --> 00:23:18.050
  • AND HIS DESIRE IS FOR YOU TO SPEND THE REST OF YOUR LIFE
  • 00:23:18.080 --> 00:23:21.010
  • FULLY UNPACKING ALL THE GOODIES WE HAVE IN CHRIST.
  • 00:23:21.040 --> 00:23:23.160
  • AND LET ME TELL YOU SOMETHING,
  • 00:23:23.190 --> 00:23:25.130
  • YOU COULD UNPACK AND YOU COULD BE HERE FOR 10.000 YEARS,
  • 00:23:25.160 --> 00:23:28.100
  • AND YOU WOULD NEVER EVEN BEGIN
  • 00:23:28.130 --> 00:23:29.260
  • TO TOUCH THE BEGINNING OF THE INEXHAUSTIBLE GRACE,
  • 00:23:29.290 --> 00:23:32.210
  • LOVE AND GIFTS OF GOD, HALLELUJAH!
  • 00:23:32.240 --> 00:23:36.010
  • THINK ABOUT THAT.
  • 00:23:36.040 --> 00:23:37.030
  • HE'S GIVEN YOU A LIFETIME OF DISCOVERY
  • 00:23:37.060 --> 00:23:40.010
  • IN SEEING JESUS MORE CLEARLY.
  • 00:23:40.040 --> 00:23:42.070
  • THAT'S WHY I ENCOURAGE YOU TO GET THE LATEST RESOURCE
  • 00:23:42.100 --> 00:23:45.100
  • TBN HAS MADE AVAILABLE, THE GIFT.
  • 00:23:45.130 --> 00:23:48.070
  • YOU'LL LEARN HOW GOD HAS SURPRISES
  • 00:23:48.100 --> 00:23:51.100
  • HE WANTS YOU TO RECEIVE AND ENJOY.
  • 00:23:51.130 --> 00:23:53.230
  • SURPRISE! LIFE ISN'T OVER.
  • 00:23:53.260 --> 00:23:55.260
  • SURPRISE! GOD HAS PURPOSE FOR YOU.
  • 00:23:55.290 --> 00:23:58.060
  • SURPRISE!
  • 00:23:58.090 --> 00:23:59.080
  • YOU'VE BEEN FORGIVEN, REDEEMED AND SET FREE.
  • 00:23:59.110 --> 00:24:01.140
  • RESTORED BY THE POWER OF THE HOLY GHOST.
  • 00:24:01.170 --> 00:24:04.160
  • AND WHEN YOU CALL OR SOW YOUR GIFT OF SUPPORT,
  • 00:24:04.190 --> 00:24:07.200
  • TBN IS GONNA BLESS YOU WITH THIS TEACHING
  • 00:24:07.230 --> 00:24:10.100
  • IN APPRECIATION FOR REACHING THE UNSAVED
  • 00:24:10.130 --> 00:24:13.140
  • AND FOR PUSHING BACK AGAINST THE DARKNESS IN THIS WORLD
  • 00:24:13.170 --> 00:24:17.130
  • THROUGH CHRISTIAN TELEVISION.
  • 00:24:17.160 --> 00:24:18.270
  • LET ME TELL YOU SOMETHING,
  • 00:24:19.000 --> 00:24:20.020
  • I KNOW THAT THERE'S A LOT OF CHOICES IN CABLE,
  • 00:24:20.050 --> 00:24:23.200
  • BUT CHRISTIAN TV IS NOT A CHOICE.
  • 00:24:23.230 --> 00:24:26.060
  • IT IS NOT OPTIONAL.
  • 00:24:26.090 --> 00:24:27.150
  • WE NEED AN UNCOMPROMISING VOICE
  • 00:24:27.180 --> 00:24:30.000
  • AND I'M GRATEFUL THAT TBN IS ONE SUCH VOICE.
  • 00:24:30.030 --> 00:24:34.000
  • THANK YOU FOR BEING A MEDIA MISSIONARY
  • 00:24:34.030 --> 00:24:36.250
  • AND SENDING JESUS TO A WORLD IN DESPERATE NEED OF HIM.
  • 00:24:36.280 --> 00:24:41.240
  • -[ANNOUNCER] WHO AMONG US DOESN'T APPRECIATE A GIFT?
  • 00:24:41.270 --> 00:24:44.150
  • ESPECIALLY ONE THAT IS UNEXPECTED
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  • OR WORTH MORE THAN WE EVER THOUGHT WE DESERVED.
  • 00:24:46.160 --> 00:24:49.110
  • GOD IS YOUR GOOD FATHER WHO WANTS TO SHOWER YOU
  • 00:24:49.140 --> 00:24:52.090
  • WITH UNMERITED FAVOR AND GIVE YOU EXTRAVAGANT GIFTS.
  • 00:24:52.120 --> 00:24:55.270
  • IN FACT, EACH AND EVERY BELIEVER
  • 00:24:56.000 --> 00:24:58.070
  • HAS BEEN GIVEN A MARVELOUS GIFT
  • 00:24:58.100 --> 00:25:00.030
  • THAT HOLDS EVEN MORE GIFTS, JESUS.
  • 00:25:00.060 --> 00:25:02.260
  • - AT THE BIRTH OF A LITTLE BABY,
  • 00:25:02.290 --> 00:25:05.130
  • ALL OF HELL HAD TO BOW DOWN
  • 00:25:05.160 --> 00:25:07.290
  • BECAUSE THE BIBLE SAYS, "EVERY KNEE WILL BOW
  • 00:25:08.020 --> 00:25:10.230
  • "AND EVERY TONGUE WILL CONFESS ON HEAVEN AND EARTH
  • 00:25:10.260 --> 00:25:13.230
  • "AND UNDER THE EARTH THAT JESUS IS LORD."
  • 00:25:13.260 --> 00:25:16.050
  • -[ANNOUNCER] IN HIS NEW THREE PART AUDIO SERIES, THE GIFT,
  • 00:25:16.080 --> 00:25:19.010
  • PASTOR JOHN GRAY REVEALS THE ETERNAL FACT
  • 00:25:19.040 --> 00:25:21.290
  • THAT SALVATION IS MUCH MORE THAN A ONE TIME TICKET TO HEAVEN
  • 00:25:22.020 --> 00:25:25.230
  • IT'S AN OPEN DOOR TO CONTINUOUS BLESSINGS.
  • 00:25:25.260 --> 00:25:28.200
  • EMPOWERING YOU TO LIVE A VICTORY-FILLED LIFE
  • 00:25:28.230 --> 00:25:31.140
  • RIGHT HERE AND RIGHT NOW.
  • 00:25:31.170 --> 00:25:33.180
  • THAT'S WHY WE WANT TO SEND YOU YOUR VERY OWN COPY
  • 00:25:33.210 --> 00:25:36.060
  • OF THE GIFT IN APPRECIATION OF YOUR SUPPORT
  • 00:25:36.090 --> 00:25:38.280
  • OF THE WORLDWIDE OUTREACHES OF TBN.
  • 00:25:39.010 --> 00:25:41.250
  • AND WHEN YOU SHARE $70 OR MORE,
  • 00:25:41.280 --> 00:25:44.110
  • TO ENSURE THAT TBN CAN TAKE THE LIFE CHANGING,
  • 00:25:44.140 --> 00:25:47.090
  • GRACE-FILLED NEWS OF THE GOSPEL TO THE LOST AND HURTING,
  • 00:25:47.120 --> 00:25:50.200
  • WE'LL ALSO INCLUDE THE SPECIAL BUNDLE
  • 00:25:50.230 --> 00:25:52.150
  • OF JOHN GRAYS' BEST SELLING BOOKS,
  • 00:25:52.180 --> 00:25:54.230
  • WIN FROM WITHIN AND I AM NUMBER 8.
  • 00:25:54.260 --> 00:25:57.280
  • TAKE A MOMENT RIGHT NOW TO CALL
  • 00:25:58.010 --> 00:25:59.200
  • OR GO SECURELY AND CONVENIENTLY ONLINE
  • 00:25:59.230 --> 00:26:02.170
  • TO CHOOSE YOUR LEVEL OF SUPPORT
  • 00:26:02.200 --> 00:26:04.140
  • AND RECEIVE THESE GIFTS WITH OUR GRATITUDE.
  • 00:26:04.170 --> 00:26:07.180
  • DISCOVER THE MANY GIFTS
  • 00:26:07.210 --> 00:26:09.030
  • AND SURPRISES GOD HAS IN STORE FOR YOU.
  • 00:26:09.060 --> 00:26:11.260
  • DON'T WAIT, CALL OR VISIT US ONLINE RIGHT NOW.
  • 00:26:11.290 --> 00:26:18.080
  • - LIFE WITH CHRIST IS MEANT TO BE ABOUT RECEIVING FROM HIM.
  • 00:26:18.110 --> 00:26:22.000
  • JESUS IS GOD'S GIFT TO YOU.
  • 00:26:22.030 --> 00:26:24.070
  • HE GAVE YOU HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS
  • 00:26:24.100 --> 00:26:26.160
  • AND FREE ACCESS TO COME BOLDLY BEFORE GOD'S THRONE.
  • 00:26:26.190 --> 00:26:30.030
  • FOR GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD THAT HE GAVE.
  • 00:26:30.060 --> 00:26:32.220
  • AND GOD DOESN'T WANT YOU TO BE FEARFUL ABOUT YOUR LIFE.
  • 00:26:32.250 --> 00:26:35.190
  • HE'S ALREADY GIVEN YOU HEAVEN'S BEST GIFT.
  • 00:26:35.220 --> 00:26:38.170
  • HE'S NOT WITHHOLDING ANYTHING FROM YOU.
  • 00:26:38.200 --> 00:26:41.160
  • HE WILL WITHHOLD NO GOOD THING TO THOSE WHO WALK UPRIGHTLY.
  • 00:26:41.190 --> 00:26:46.050
  • BE ENCOURAGED TODAY.
  • 00:26:46.080 --> 00:26:48.080
  • JESUS DIDN'T PROMISE US A PROBLEM FREE LIFE.
  • 00:26:48.110 --> 00:26:50.240
  • NO, THAT'S BAD THEOLOGY.
  • 00:26:50.270 --> 00:26:52.180
  • BUT HE DID PROMISE US THAT HE HAS ALREADY OVERCOME
  • 00:26:52.210 --> 00:26:54.270
  • EVERYTHING WE'D EVER FACE IN THIS WORLD.
  • 00:26:55.000 --> 00:26:58.070
  • SO BE OF GOOD CHEER!
  • 00:26:58.100 --> 00:26:59.270
  • GOD'S GOT YOUR BACK, YOUR FRONT, YOUR SIDES.
  • 00:27:00.020 --> 00:27:02.260
  • HE'S EVEN COVERING YOU FROM THE TOP OF YOUR HEAD
  • 00:27:02.290 --> 00:27:05.110
  • TO UNDER YOUR FEET.
  • 00:27:05.140 --> 00:27:06.280
  • AND I LOVE YOU AND I PRAY GOD'S PEACE OVER YOU
  • 00:27:07.010 --> 00:27:10.110
  • AND YOUR FAMILY AND ALL YOUR LOVED ONES.
  • 00:27:10.140 --> 00:27:13.140
  • UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN,
  • 00:27:13.170 --> 00:27:15.010
  • RIGHT HERE ON THE NEXT JOHN GRAY'S WORLD.
  • 00:27:15.040 --> 00:27:17.110
  • GOD BLESS YOU, GOD KEEP YOU AND GOD KEEP ALLOWING YOU
  • 00:27:17.140 --> 00:27:21.110
  • TO UNWRAP HIS GIFT CALLED JESUS CHRIST.
  • 00:27:21.140 --> 00:27:24.150
  • [UPBEAT ORGAN MUSIC]
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