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The Fight with Frustration

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July 15, 2019
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The Potter's Touch with T. D. Jakes

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The Fight with Frustration

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  • - female announcer: Coming up
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  • on "The Potter's Touch."
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  • - Bishop T.D. Jakes: And what
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  • should have taken a weekend took
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  • 40 years 'cause he was tied up
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  • with murmuring, complaining
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  • people that he was trying to
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  • lead and he was trying to save
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  • and he was trying to help, and
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  • they were some of the most
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  • hateful people in the world are
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  • people you're tryin' to help.
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  • The people were frustrated with
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  • the leader and now the leader is
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  • frustrated with the people.
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  • He should've spoke to the rock,
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  • but because he had unresolved
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  • issues with the people, it
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  • boiled over, and now he speaks
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  • to the people when he should've
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  • been speakin' to the rock.
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  • Are you speakin' to the people
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  • The Potter's touch
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  • - Bishop Jakes: Forty years
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  • trained to walk like a nobleman
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  • even though he had the blood of
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  • a slave.
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  • Isn't it amazing what God will
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  • do with an opportunity?
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  • Give you access to a dominion
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  • that, by all rights, you'd have
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  • no right to be in, give you
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  • favor with people that you can't
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  • even figure out why they like
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  • ya.
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  • Isn't it amazing how God will
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  • take a slave and raise him up
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  • like a king?
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  • That was Moses.
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  • Forty years, and then through a
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  • mistake he makes where he gets
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  • angry and rises up and kills an
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  • Egyptian in a conflict between
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  • an Egyptian and a Hebrew because
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  • the conflict before him was the
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  • conflict within him.
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  • He was raised to think like an
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  • Egyptian, but he had the blood
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  • of a Hebrew.
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  • And the fighting he saw in the
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  • street was the fighting he had
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  • on the inside.
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  • Do you know what it is to have a
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  • fight on the inside while you
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  • deal with fights on the outside?
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  • It is easier to stop the fight
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  • on the outside than it is the
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  • one on the inside.
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  • He kills a man and stops a fight
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  • on the outside, and for 40
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  • years, the would-be prince is
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  • now an outlaw running from what
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  • could have been his heir
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  • apparent.
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  • Now he runs into the wilderness,
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  • not even a slave, but a runaway
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  • convict, hiding from justice,
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  • and there he has an encounter
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  • with God.
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  • And God says, "Go to the very
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  • place that you're running from
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  • and tell Pharaoh I said, 'Let my
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  • people go.'"
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  • This is an amazing moment.
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  • Can I tell ya?
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  • You told me to take my time, so
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  • I'mma do it.
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  • This is an amazing moment, not
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  • only because he goes back to the
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  • very place that he's running
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  • from and have to face what he's
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  • afraid of.
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  • That's somethin' all by itself.
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  • But it's an amazing moment
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  • because he gets to become the
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  • leader of the people that he is
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  • connected to but never got to
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  • bond with.
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  • It's like gettin' your family
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  • back.
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  • It's like makin' your cultural
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  • connection.
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  • Moses comes back to Egypt to
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  • lead his people out of Egypt.
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  • There's a personal investment
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  • here because now he's connected
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  • with his brothers.
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  • Brothers.
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  • Oh, God is such a great idea in
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  • the mix with my people.
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  • It's a great idea, connected
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  • with your culture.
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  • It's a wonderful thing.
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  • It feels good, in theory.
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  • Sounds amazing.
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  • We eat the same stuff.
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  • We like the same colors.
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  • We dance and move the same.
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  • This is cool, hangin' out with
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  • my folks, especially when you
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  • never had it.
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  • But sometimes things are better
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  • in your head than they are in
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  • So he comes to his own people,
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  • and he starts leading them out,
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  • and he's got God's power, and
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  • he's got God's hand, and he's
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  • got God's might.
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  • And he's tryin' to lead them out
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  • of somethin' bad into somethin'
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  • good, and you'd think they would
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  • like you 'cause you know you
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  • wanna be liked 'cause you're
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  • And he's leadin' 'em out from
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  • slavery, and they're fighting
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  • the one who's leadin' 'em out.
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  • "You mean you're not gonna
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  • appreciate me comin' back
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  • riskin' my life?
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  • I could've been killed.
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  • I came to make your life better,
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  • and you're not glad?"
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  • No, they murmured and they
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  • complained and they bickered and
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  • they fussed, and they like to
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  • drove him crazy from the very
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  • beginning.
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  • Isn't it amazing how you can do
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  • great things for people, and
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  • they hate you?
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  • Isn't it amazing how the people
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  • you help the most kick your
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  • teeth out?
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  • You have not had pain till it
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  • was inflicted upon you by
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  • somebody you have given
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  • everything to.
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  • I cannot even describe it.
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  • Words fail me to be able to
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  • articulate the level of pain
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  • when you have a heart investment
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  • and a soul investment and a life
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  • investment, pouring it into
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  • people, expecting to be affirmed
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  • and loved back.
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  • What do you do when you don't
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  • reap back what you sow?
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  • [laughing]
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  • Y'all told me in church that
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  • whatever I sowed I would reap,
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  • but I have had moments that I
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  • sowed loyalty and reaped
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  • betrayal.
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  • I sowed love and reaped malice.
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  • And you wonder, "How could I get
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  • this back from you?"
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  • "Et tu, Brute?
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  • Et tu?
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  • Not you."
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  • They murmured and complained and
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  • delayed his life 'cause he was
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  • carrying the dead weight of
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  • ungrateful, unthankful people,
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  • and still carrying them.
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  • And what should have taken a
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  • weekend took 40 years 'cause he
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  • was tied up with murmuring,
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  • complaining people that he was
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  • trying to lead and he was trying
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  • to save and he was trying to
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  • help, and they were some of the
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  • most hateful people in the world
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  • are people you're tryin' to
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  • help.
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  • Hats off to all you people in
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  • the medical profession.
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  • I saw your commercials on TV
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  • about how great it is to be a
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  • nurse.
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  • It sounds good in theory.
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  • Hats off to you.
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  • Some of the most hateful people
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  • in the world are sick people.
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  • God didn't call me to that
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  • ministry, and I bow to all he
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  • did.
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  • I'm really good at being good to
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  • people who are nice.
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  • They would fire me in a weekend.
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  • If I change your bedpan, you
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  • better speak to me.
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  • What do you do when you humble
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  • yourself to do things you don't
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  • even wanna do, and you do it for
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  • somebody who's murmuring and
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  • complainin' and naggin' and
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  • fussin'?
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  • See, I need you to feel how
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  • Moses feels before I tell you
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  • what Moses did.
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  • It's easy to judge people for
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  • what they do when you don't
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  • understand how they feel.
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  • Until you have felt what I felt,
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  • Moses has been dealing with
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  • these nincompoops for 120 years.
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  • Whoo, did I call 'em,
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  • "Nincompoops"?
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  • I don't even know how to spell
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  • "nincompoops," but it felt good
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  • He has been through hell and
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  • high water, the kind of stuff
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  • you go through that only life
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  • can teach you.
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  • Life is a university.
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  • My mother was absolutely right.
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  • It is absolutely a university.
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  • And whether you wanna take the
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  • classes or not, you've got to
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  • take 'em every day.
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  • Life will teach you some stuff.
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  • He has been up and down.
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  • He's been around and around and
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  • around.
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  • They've been through snake
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  • bites.
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  • They've been through famine.
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  • They've been through pestilence.
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  • They've been attacked by the
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  • Amalekites.
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  • They've been through hell and
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  • high water, and he's been
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  • through all of it.
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  • A whole generation of them died
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  • in the wilderness because of
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  • their hateful murmuring,
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  • complaining ways.
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  • And now, he's leading their
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  • kids, and the fathers had bit on
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  • sour grapes, and then the teeth
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  • of the children are set on edge.
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  • "What does Bishop mean by that?"
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  • What Bishop means is that the
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  • kids are nasty because the
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  • The children have unbelief
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  • because the parents had
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  • unbelief.
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  • I'm saying that they have
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  • inherited the attributes of
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  • their parents.
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  • They're just as hateful as their
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  • daddies were.
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  • And he's dealing with a fresh
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  • generation of hatred, and he's
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  • old.
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  • Moses is in that stage, and
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  • these people are in this stage.
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  • [sighing]
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  • The difference is, their fathers
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  • died in the wilderness.
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  • But this is the chosen
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  • generation that will go over
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  • into the Promised Land.
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  • And so God says to Moses, "We
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  • gonna do that thing that we did
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  • before.
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  • Only this time, I want you to
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  • speak to the rock."
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  • Now, the people have been
  • 00:10:19.160 --> 00:10:21.270
  • murmurin' and complainin', and
  • 00:10:21.270 --> 00:10:23.160
  • Moses comes to God and says,
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  • "They're doin' that thing their
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  • You know, when you have
  • 00:10:32.160 --> 00:10:33.140
  • first-generation trouble, you've
  • 00:10:33.140 --> 00:10:35.120
  • got patience and faith, but when
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  • it keeps comin' up again and
  • 00:10:37.060 --> 00:10:38.150
  • again and again, they're doin'
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  • that thing their parents did.
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  • They're murmuring and
  • 00:10:42.010 --> 00:10:42.200
  • complaining.
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  • So God says, "We're gonna do
  • 00:10:43.150 --> 00:10:44.090
  • that thing we did before, but
  • 00:10:44.090 --> 00:10:45.050
  • we're gonna modify it a little
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  • bit.
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  • Instead of smiting the rock like
  • 00:10:47.120 --> 00:10:50.060
  • you did the first time," God
  • 00:10:50.060 --> 00:10:51.160
  • says, "speak to the rock, and
  • 00:10:51.160 --> 00:10:54.090
  • the rock will bring forth
  • 00:10:54.090 --> 00:10:55.060
  • water."
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  • And Moses says, "Cool, cool,
  • 00:10:57.020 --> 00:10:59.270
  • cool."
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  • [music]
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  • - Pastor Cora Jakes-Coleman:
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  • There is a ferocious warrior in
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  • all of us.
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  • We are created by the battles
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  • that we face every day.
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  • The beauty of your battle is
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  • birthed in a barren place.
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  • The enemy you face is the part
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  • of you that says to you, "You're
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  • defeated."
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  • The warrior tells you, "The
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  • power."
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  • And he tells you that "you are
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  • not broken.
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  • You are not damaged.
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  • You are an overcomer."
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  • You can beat whatever it is you
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  • are facing, but it won't be by
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  • fear.
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  • It will be by the power of faith
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  • and prayer.
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  • Are you ready?
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  • It's time, it's the moment.
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  • Wake up, warrior.
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  • - Bishop Jakes: And Moses goes
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  • and does the opposite of what
  • 00:12:13.200 --> 00:12:15.080
  • God told him to do.
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  • God told him to speak to the
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  • rock.
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  • He speaks to the people.
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  • God says, "Speak to the rock,
  • 00:12:25.130 --> 00:12:26.130
  • and the waters'll come out."
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  • He wasn't even supposed to hit
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  • it one time.
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  • He hit it twice.
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  • Moses is frustrated.
  • 00:12:31.290 --> 00:12:34.280
  • They had gotten on his last
  • 00:12:34.280 --> 00:12:36.250
  • nerve.
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  • Now, you must understand, for
  • 00:12:39.200 --> 00:12:41.170
  • this one little offense, Moses
  • 00:12:42.150 --> 00:12:45.150
  • is blocked from getting to the
  • 00:12:45.150 --> 00:12:46.280
  • Promised Land.
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  • He freaks out on the people, and
  • 00:12:48.200 --> 00:12:50.110
  • he has a meltdown, and he just
  • 00:12:50.110 --> 00:12:52.140
  • lets 'em have it.
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  • This is probably the abridged
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  • version of what he said to 'em
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  • 'cause he just kinda, you know?
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  • You know how you do when you're
  • 00:13:00.040 --> 00:13:02.110
  • talkin' to your folks, and your
  • 00:13:02.110 --> 00:13:05.040
  • folks have got on your nerves.
  • 00:13:05.110 --> 00:13:08.110
  • And there is a language, you
  • 00:13:08.110 --> 00:13:10.100
  • know, that we all communicate.
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  • I don't know.
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  • I'm just figurin'.
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  • But whatever he said, it was
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  • good.
  • 00:13:16.230 --> 00:13:18.020
  • It was good.
  • 00:13:18.020 --> 00:13:18.280
  • It was kinda, "Woo-sa," you
  • 00:13:18.280 --> 00:13:21.210
  • know, "I got that out of me."
  • 00:13:22.040 --> 00:13:25.040
  • But it resulted in God saying to
  • 00:13:25.040 --> 00:13:27.080
  • Moses, "You cannot go to the
  • 00:13:27.080 --> 00:13:29.080
  • Promised Land now, because you
  • 00:13:29.080 --> 00:13:32.060
  • did not obey me."
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  • And I want you to understand
  • 00:13:33.130 --> 00:13:34.060
  • some things.
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  • First of all, I want you to
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  • understand that Moses didn't
  • 00:13:35.180 --> 00:13:37.030
  • understand that God was using
  • 00:13:37.030 --> 00:13:38.180
  • his life as an example of what
  • 00:13:39.280 --> 00:13:42.280
  • he would later do with Christ,
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  • that the rock is a type of Jesus
  • 00:13:45.150 --> 00:13:47.280
  • Christ.
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  • And the reason God wanted him to
  • 00:13:49.140 --> 00:13:51.180
  • smite it the first time but not
  • 00:13:51.220 --> 00:13:54.220
  • smite it the second time is that
  • 00:13:54.220 --> 00:13:56.120
  • when he smote it the first time,
  • 00:13:56.120 --> 00:13:57.270
  • it typified Christ being
  • 00:13:57.270 --> 00:13:59.090
  • crucified.
  • 00:13:59.090 --> 00:14:01.230
  • And he wanted the illustration,
  • 00:14:01.230 --> 00:14:03.200
  • the shadow in the Old Testament
  • 00:14:03.200 --> 00:14:05.080
  • to be that once Christ was
  • 00:14:05.080 --> 00:14:07.030
  • crucified once, he would not be
  • 00:14:07.030 --> 00:14:09.080
  • crucified again.
  • 00:14:09.080 --> 00:14:11.270
  • And so when Moses smites the
  • 00:14:11.270 --> 00:14:13.230
  • rock again, he shatters the
  • 00:14:13.230 --> 00:14:16.120
  • typology.
  • 00:14:16.120 --> 00:14:17.200
  • He messes up the metaphor, and
  • 00:14:17.200 --> 00:14:20.030
  • God judges him because he says
  • 00:14:20.030 --> 00:14:22.030
  • something about the rock that is
  • 00:14:22.030 --> 00:14:23.200
  • not true.
  • 00:14:23.200 --> 00:14:24.220
  • He's saying that the rock has to
  • 00:14:24.220 --> 00:14:26.120
  • be smitten twice to bring forth
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  • water, when Christ only had to
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  • be crucified once.
  • 00:14:31.230 --> 00:14:33.290
  • "Woman, if you knew who I was,
  • 00:14:33.290 --> 00:14:35.160
  • you would ask me for water."
  • 00:14:36.070 --> 00:14:39.070
  • Christ is the Rock.
  • 00:14:39.070 --> 00:14:41.130
  • "If you drink of the waters that
  • 00:14:41.130 --> 00:14:42.110
  • I have, you will thirst
  • 00:14:42.110 --> 00:14:43.220
  • again--that you have.
  • 00:14:43.220 --> 00:14:44.280
  • But if you drink of the waters
  • 00:14:44.280 --> 00:14:46.020
  • that I have, you will never
  • 00:14:46.020 --> 00:14:47.200
  • thirst again."
  • 00:14:47.200 --> 00:14:50.050
  • "If you believe on me, as the
  • 00:14:50.050 --> 00:14:51.090
  • Scriptures have said, out of
  • 00:14:51.090 --> 00:14:52.240
  • living water."
  • 00:14:54.260 --> 00:14:55.180
  • Christ is the Rock.
  • 00:14:56.160 --> 00:14:59.160
  • "And he was wounded for our
  • 00:14:59.160 --> 00:15:01.000
  • transgressions, he was bruised
  • 00:15:01.000 --> 00:15:02.140
  • for our iniquity: the
  • 00:15:02.140 --> 00:15:03.170
  • chastisement of our peace was
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  • upon him; with his stripes we
  • 00:15:04.190 --> 00:15:05.180
  • are healed."
  • 00:15:05.180 --> 00:15:06.110
  • One time is enough.
  • 00:15:07.030 --> 00:15:10.030
  • Moses smote the rock a second
  • 00:15:10.030 --> 00:15:11.220
  • time and broke the type,
  • 00:15:13.180 --> 00:15:16.180
  • shattered it, and God got upset.
  • 00:15:16.180 --> 00:15:18.230
  • Man, you know, for God to block
  • 00:15:18.230 --> 00:15:20.100
  • Moses from getting to the
  • 00:15:20.100 --> 00:15:21.280
  • Promised Land, it had to be
  • 00:15:21.280 --> 00:15:22.260
  • serious.
  • 00:15:22.260 --> 00:15:24.190
  • God said, "Other prophets have I
  • 00:15:24.190 --> 00:15:25.200
  • spoke to through dreams and
  • 00:15:25.200 --> 00:15:26.260
  • visions, but of my servant Moses
  • 00:15:26.260 --> 00:15:28.120
  • do I speak face to face."
  • 00:15:28.140 --> 00:15:31.140
  • God said, "Moses is my boy.
  • 00:15:32.290 --> 00:15:35.290
  • I don't give him dreams and
  • 00:15:35.290 --> 00:15:36.280
  • visions.
  • 00:15:36.280 --> 00:15:37.180
  • When I wanna talk to Moses, I
  • 00:15:37.180 --> 00:15:38.280
  • come down to the tent and say,
  • 00:15:38.280 --> 00:15:40.020
  • 'Yo, Moses, what's goin' down,
  • 00:15:40.020 --> 00:15:40.280
  • man?'"
  • 00:15:40.280 --> 00:15:42.120
  • Moses has done all kinda stuff.
  • 00:15:44.220 --> 00:15:46.080
  • He murdered a man, and God still
  • 00:15:46.080 --> 00:15:48.190
  • When Moses's sister spoke
  • 00:15:55.020 --> 00:15:56.270
  • against Moses, God struck her
  • 00:15:56.270 --> 00:15:58.100
  • with leprosy.
  • 00:15:58.100 --> 00:15:59.240
  • Moses is God's dude.
  • 00:16:01.110 --> 00:16:04.110
  • You get in trouble sayin'
  • 00:16:04.110 --> 00:16:05.130
  • somethin' about Moses.
  • 00:16:05.130 --> 00:16:06.150
  • Moses had gotten in God's face
  • 00:16:06.150 --> 00:16:08.190
  • and argued with him, and God put
  • 00:16:08.190 --> 00:16:10.100
  • up with it.
  • 00:16:10.100 --> 00:16:11.280
  • Moses got in God's face and
  • 00:16:11.280 --> 00:16:12.290
  • said, "They're your people.
  • 00:16:12.290 --> 00:16:14.100
  • They're not my people.
  • 00:16:14.100 --> 00:16:15.030
  • They're my people.
  • 00:16:15.030 --> 00:16:15.200
  • They're not your--"
  • 00:16:15.200 --> 00:16:16.130
  • He was arguin' back and forth
  • 00:16:16.130 --> 00:16:17.080
  • with God, and God put up with
  • 00:16:17.080 --> 00:16:18.050
  • that.
  • 00:16:18.050 --> 00:16:19.180
  • What was it about this that was
  • 00:16:19.180 --> 00:16:20.070
  • so horrible that God said, "For
  • 00:16:20.070 --> 00:16:22.140
  • this you cannot go into the
  • 00:16:22.140 --> 00:16:23.070
  • kingdom"?
  • 00:16:23.070 --> 00:16:26.040
  • He said something about Christ
  • 00:16:26.040 --> 00:16:27.060
  • that wasn't true.
  • 00:16:27.060 --> 00:16:29.090
  • His actions said that the cross
  • 00:16:29.090 --> 00:16:30.150
  • is not enough, that he would be
  • 00:16:30.150 --> 00:16:33.150
  • crucified twice.
  • 00:16:33.150 --> 00:16:35.250
  • It shattered the gospel message
  • 00:16:35.250 --> 00:16:38.180
  • to the chosen generation.
  • 00:16:38.180 --> 00:16:41.070
  • The former generation, it didn't
  • 00:16:41.070 --> 00:16:42.160
  • matter, but to the chosen
  • 00:16:42.160 --> 00:16:43.210
  • generation, these are the
  • 00:16:43.210 --> 00:16:46.070
  • generations who have entered
  • 00:16:46.070 --> 00:16:48.040
  • into something for which they
  • 00:16:48.040 --> 00:16:48.290
  • did not labor.
  • 00:16:50.130 --> 00:16:53.130
  • These are the generations of
  • 00:16:53.130 --> 00:16:54.260
  • people that are stepping into
  • 00:16:54.260 --> 00:16:56.170
  • something that is so divine and
  • 00:16:56.170 --> 00:16:58.240
  • so holy that now the water is
  • 00:16:58.240 --> 00:17:01.020
  • just flowing through the Word.
  • 00:17:01.020 --> 00:17:03.150
  • "And ye are cleansed by the
  • 00:17:03.150 --> 00:17:04.270
  • washing of water by the Word."
  • 00:17:04.270 --> 00:17:06.290
  • The Word is all you need to get
  • 00:17:06.290 --> 00:17:08.230
  • the water.
  • 00:17:08.230 --> 00:17:09.210
  • No more bruisings are necessary.
  • 00:17:09.210 --> 00:17:11.290
  • But now, through the Word, the
  • 00:17:11.290 --> 00:17:13.250
  • water flows.
  • 00:17:13.250 --> 00:17:14.250
  • Oh, they don't hear me.
  • 00:17:14.250 --> 00:17:16.000
  • I'mma keep sayin' it until they
  • 00:17:16.000 --> 00:17:17.080
  • get it.
  • 00:17:17.080 --> 00:17:18.010
  • It's in the Word.
  • 00:17:18.010 --> 00:17:19.070
  • The water you need is in the
  • 00:17:19.070 --> 00:17:20.060
  • Word.
  • 00:17:20.060 --> 00:17:21.080
  • The thirst you have, it's in the
  • 00:17:21.080 --> 00:17:22.090
  • Word.
  • 00:17:22.090 --> 00:17:23.120
  • The healing is in the Word.
  • 00:17:23.120 --> 00:17:25.090
  • You don't have to go through
  • 00:17:25.090 --> 00:17:26.070
  • changes.
  • 00:17:26.070 --> 00:17:27.110
  • You don't have to go through
  • 00:17:27.110 --> 00:17:28.070
  • crucifixion.
  • 00:17:28.070 --> 00:17:29.060
  • You don't have to bleed for it.
  • 00:17:29.060 --> 00:17:30.190
  • You don't have to work for it.
  • 00:17:30.190 --> 00:17:31.240
  • You don't have to sweat for it.
  • 00:17:31.240 --> 00:17:33.110
  • All you gotta do is hear the
  • 00:17:33.110 --> 00:17:34.100
  • Word, and the water's in the
  • 00:17:34.100 --> 00:17:36.070
  • Word, and the Word is in the
  • 00:17:36.070 --> 00:17:37.070
  • water.
  • 00:17:37.070 --> 00:17:38.040
  • And the water's in the Word, and
  • 00:17:38.040 --> 00:17:39.040
  • the Word is in the water.
  • 00:17:39.040 --> 00:17:40.140
  • And the water's in the Word, and
  • 00:17:40.140 --> 00:17:41.150
  • the Word is in the water.
  • 00:17:41.150 --> 00:17:42.260
  • And it's flowin'.
  • 00:17:42.260 --> 00:17:44.070
  • My God, that's why people come
  • 00:17:44.070 --> 00:17:46.160
  • to this church, 'cause the Word
  • 00:17:46.160 --> 00:17:48.040
  • is flowin' in this place.
  • 00:17:48.150 --> 00:17:51.150
  • It's not our graphic arts
  • 00:17:51.150 --> 00:17:52.120
  • design.
  • 00:17:52.120 --> 00:17:53.030
  • It's not our television
  • 00:17:53.030 --> 00:17:53.270
  • ministry.
  • 00:17:53.270 --> 00:17:54.220
  • It's not our social media or
  • 00:17:54.220 --> 00:17:56.020
  • anything else.
  • 00:17:56.020 --> 00:17:57.010
  • The Bible said, "The Word
  • 00:17:57.010 --> 00:17:58.120
  • increase and the disciples
  • 00:17:58.120 --> 00:17:59.000
  • multiply."
  • 00:17:59.000 --> 00:18:00.200
  • Whenever there's good Word, you
  • 00:18:00.200 --> 00:18:01.290
  • don't have to beg people to
  • 00:18:01.290 --> 00:18:02.270
  • come.
  • 00:18:02.270 --> 00:18:03.210
  • The Word will draw the people.
  • 00:18:03.210 --> 00:18:05.280
  • "And he sent his Word, and it
  • 00:18:05.280 --> 00:18:07.190
  • healed them."
  • 00:18:07.190 --> 00:18:09.110
  • And the Word flowed, and it
  • 00:18:09.110 --> 00:18:11.100
  • flowed.
  • 00:18:11.100 --> 00:18:12.100
  • And that's why God says, "Speak
  • 00:18:12.100 --> 00:18:13.100
  • to the rock.
  • 00:18:13.100 --> 00:18:15.010
  • We've already paid the price.
  • 00:18:15.010 --> 00:18:16.140
  • Speak to the rock, and the
  • 00:18:16.140 --> 00:18:18.140
  • waters will flow."
  • 00:18:18.140 --> 00:18:19.160
  • But Moses was so frustrated that
  • 00:18:24.010 --> 00:18:27.010
  • he couldn't obey a simpler
  • 00:18:27.060 --> 00:18:30.060
  • solution.
  • 00:18:30.230 --> 00:18:33.230
  • And I wanna tell you why he's
  • 00:18:33.230 --> 00:18:34.140
  • frustrated.
  • 00:18:34.140 --> 00:18:36.130
  • They were murmurin' again.
  • 00:18:38.170 --> 00:18:41.170
  • They were murmurin' and
  • 00:18:41.170 --> 00:18:42.110
  • complainin' again.
  • 00:18:42.110 --> 00:18:43.090
  • They were murmurin' and
  • 00:18:43.090 --> 00:18:44.080
  • threatenin' to kill Moses, and
  • 00:18:44.080 --> 00:18:45.280
  • Moses was afraid for his life.
  • 00:18:45.280 --> 00:18:47.190
  • He was at his wit's end, and
  • 00:18:47.190 --> 00:18:49.090
  • he'd already been through it
  • 00:18:49.090 --> 00:18:50.170
  • before, and he was frustrated.
  • 00:18:50.170 --> 00:18:53.120
  • So, number one, he's frustrated
  • 00:18:53.120 --> 00:18:54.200
  • with the people.
  • 00:18:54.200 --> 00:18:56.070
  • He's frustrated with the people.
  • 00:18:56.070 --> 00:18:58.230
  • And when you are frustrated with
  • 00:18:58.230 --> 00:19:00.230
  • the people you love, the
  • 00:19:01.200 --> 00:19:04.200
  • conflict is overwhelming.
  • 00:19:05.250 --> 00:19:08.250
  • It's one thing to be angry at
  • 00:19:08.250 --> 00:19:10.120
  • people you don't know.
  • 00:19:10.120 --> 00:19:12.230
  • But when you are angry with
  • 00:19:12.230 --> 00:19:13.250
  • people you're in covenant with,
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  • the confusion is overwhelming
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  • because one thing says, "Love
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  • them," and the other thing says,
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  • "I wanna choke you."
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  • Now, if you haven't lived long
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  • enough to have that conflict, I
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  • won't get an "Amen" out of you.
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  • But if you've lived long enough
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  • to have Meribah on the inside
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  • and be quarreling with
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  • yourself--
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  • You see, the people were
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  • frustrated with the leader and
  • 00:19:42.020 --> 00:19:45.020
  • now the leader is frustrated
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  • with the people.
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  • The people are frustrated with
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  • the leader because, "You have
  • 00:19:51.100 --> 00:19:54.100
  • led us into trouble."
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  • And people will follow you as
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  • long as there's not trouble.
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  • "You're a good husband.
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  • You're a good man.
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  • You're a good daddy.
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  • Oh, you're such a good daddy."
  • 00:20:12.220 --> 00:20:15.220
  • See, people love leadership that
  • 00:20:22.170 --> 00:20:25.010
  • leads you into convenience, but
  • 00:20:25.010 --> 00:20:26.170
  • when the leadership gets kinda
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  • bad, murky, goes black, gets
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  • dark, they started murmurin'
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  • against him.
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  • Long as manna was fallin', he
  • 00:20:34.080 --> 00:20:36.010
  • was cool.
  • 00:20:36.010 --> 00:20:38.100
  • "Ooh, manna, manna, manna."
  • 00:20:39.080 --> 00:20:42.080
  • But they'd gotten hungry and
  • 00:20:42.080 --> 00:20:43.140
  • they'd gotten dry, and now
  • 00:20:43.140 --> 00:20:44.250
  • they're frustrated with the
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  • leader.
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  • And Moses goes to God, and God
  • 00:20:47.250 --> 00:20:49.040
  • says, "Speak to the rock," but
  • 00:20:50.190 --> 00:20:53.190
  • "Okay, God, praise the Lord.
  • 00:21:01.060 --> 00:21:04.060
  • I'm gonna go down here and speak
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  • to this rock after I speak to
  • 00:21:05.050 --> 00:21:08.050
  • this people."
  • 00:21:08.050 --> 00:21:10.160
  • Because frustration needs to
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  • express itself.
  • 00:21:12.050 --> 00:21:15.050
  • Frustration always needs to
  • 00:21:15.050 --> 00:21:17.070
  • express itself.
  • 00:21:17.070 --> 00:21:18.180
  • It can only hide so long, and
  • 00:21:18.180 --> 00:21:20.100
  • then it will express itself.
  • 00:21:20.100 --> 00:21:22.260
  • The people were frustrated with
  • 00:21:22.260 --> 00:21:24.140
  • the leader, and now the leader
  • 00:21:24.140 --> 00:21:25.270
  • is frustrated with the people.
  • 00:21:25.270 --> 00:21:27.240
  • He should've spoke to the rock,
  • 00:21:27.240 --> 00:21:30.190
  • but because he had unresolved
  • 00:21:30.190 --> 00:21:33.010
  • issues with the people, it
  • 00:21:33.010 --> 00:21:35.020
  • boiled over, and now he speaks
  • 00:21:35.020 --> 00:21:37.060
  • to the people when he should've
  • 00:21:37.060 --> 00:21:38.220
  • been speakin' to the rock.
  • 00:21:38.220 --> 00:21:41.030
  • Are you speakin' to the people
  • 00:21:41.050 --> 00:21:44.050
  • instead of speakin' to the rock?
  • 00:21:45.040 --> 00:21:48.040
  • Are you, Daddy, are you carrying
  • 00:21:48.040 --> 00:21:50.260
  • your frustration to the people
  • 00:21:50.260 --> 00:21:53.110
  • you love when you oughtta be
  • 00:21:53.110 --> 00:21:55.110
  • speakin' to the rock and feeding
  • 00:21:55.200 --> 00:21:58.200
  • If Moses would've just got that
  • 00:22:05.120 --> 00:22:06.060
  • part right, it'd all have been
  • 00:22:06.060 --> 00:22:07.080
  • over.
  • 00:22:07.080 --> 00:22:08.110
  • You speak to the rock, you feed
  • 00:22:08.110 --> 00:22:10.240
  • the people, simple.
  • 00:22:10.240 --> 00:22:13.240
  • Speak to the rock, feed the
  • 00:22:13.240 --> 00:22:15.020
  • people.
  • 00:22:15.020 --> 00:22:15.250
  • Speak to the rock, feed the
  • 00:22:15.250 --> 00:22:16.280
  • people.
  • 00:22:16.280 --> 00:22:17.260
  • Vent it to Jesus, not your kid.
  • 00:22:26.130 --> 00:22:29.130
  • Go to Jesus and let the Spirit
  • 00:22:29.130 --> 00:22:31.130
  • itself make groanings and
  • 00:22:31.130 --> 00:22:32.260
  • moanings and grunt and scream
  • 00:22:32.260 --> 00:22:35.080
  • and holler, not her, not the
  • 00:22:35.150 --> 00:22:38.150
  • kids, not your husband.
  • 00:22:40.150 --> 00:22:43.150
  • You don't tell him.
  • 00:22:43.150 --> 00:22:45.140
  • Tell the rock.
  • 00:22:45.140 --> 00:22:47.270
  • Give him the water.
  • 00:22:47.270 --> 00:22:50.030
  • No wonder the marriage is in
  • 00:22:50.030 --> 00:22:50.290
  • trouble.
  • 00:22:50.290 --> 00:22:51.270
  • You're venting to him.
  • 00:22:52.260 --> 00:22:55.260
  • You got too much mouth in the
  • 00:22:55.260 --> 00:22:56.290
  • marriage.
  • 00:22:57.110 --> 00:23:00.130
  • See, I knew--you gotta break it
  • 00:23:00.130 --> 00:23:01.220
  • down to that third stage.
  • 00:23:01.220 --> 00:23:04.040
  • When you break it down to that
  • 00:23:04.040 --> 00:23:04.250
  • third stage, they get it.
  • 00:23:04.250 --> 00:23:06.100
  • You got too much mouth in the
  • 00:23:06.100 --> 00:23:07.160
  • marriage.
  • 00:23:07.160 --> 00:23:08.150
  • See, community language.
  • 00:23:08.150 --> 00:23:10.230
  • Now, the frustration with the
  • 00:23:10.290 --> 00:23:13.290
  • people--the frustration with the
  • 00:23:13.290 --> 00:23:15.080
  • leader leads to the frustration
  • 00:23:15.080 --> 00:23:18.030
  • with the people.
  • 00:23:18.030 --> 00:23:21.030
  • And all of a sudden, Moses is in
  • 00:23:21.030 --> 00:23:23.220
  • a dilemma, and he has a right to
  • 00:23:23.220 --> 00:23:25.130
  • be frustrated because
  • 00:23:25.130 --> 00:23:27.100
  • frustration is a sign of
  • 00:23:27.100 --> 00:23:28.200
  • Sarah could tell Abraham, "Put
  • 00:23:34.020 --> 00:23:36.060
  • out Hagar and her child."
  • 00:23:37.220 --> 00:23:40.220
  • The reason it was easy for Sarah
  • 00:23:40.220 --> 00:23:42.080
  • to say, "Put her out," she
  • 00:23:42.080 --> 00:23:44.020
  • didn't have nothin' invested.
  • 00:23:44.020 --> 00:23:46.040
  • Now, Abraham is moanin' and
  • 00:23:46.040 --> 00:23:47.050
  • groanin' because he has
  • 00:23:47.050 --> 00:23:48.290
  • investment.
  • 00:23:48.290 --> 00:23:50.060
  • Wherever there is investment,
  • 00:23:50.060 --> 00:23:52.050
  • there is frustration because
  • 00:23:52.050 --> 00:23:54.150
  • investment creates expectation.
  • 00:23:56.010 --> 00:23:59.010
  • Anytime you invest, you have
  • 00:23:59.010 --> 00:24:00.290
  • expectation.
  • 00:24:00.290 --> 00:24:03.030
  • And anytime you have
  • 00:24:03.030 --> 00:24:04.080
  • expectation, you have the
  • 00:24:04.080 --> 00:24:06.080
  • potential for disappointment.
  • 00:24:06.080 --> 00:24:08.210
  • You can't be disappointed if you
  • 00:24:08.210 --> 00:24:10.080
  • haven't invested anything.
  • 00:24:10.080 --> 00:24:12.110
  • But if you invest something, you
  • 00:24:12.110 --> 00:24:13.170
  • have an expectation.
  • 00:24:13.170 --> 00:24:15.070
  • And when that expectation is not
  • 00:24:15.070 --> 00:24:16.220
  • realized, you have
  • 00:24:16.220 --> 00:24:17.180
  • disappointment, and
  • 00:24:17.180 --> 00:24:18.250
  • disappointment, if it is not
  • 00:24:18.250 --> 00:24:20.100
  • resolved, leads to frustration.
  • 00:24:20.100 --> 00:24:22.180
  • He will not stay disappointed
  • 00:24:22.180 --> 00:24:24.140
  • without being frustrated.
  • 00:24:24.140 --> 00:24:25.250
  • If you leave your husband
  • 00:24:25.250 --> 00:24:26.290
  • disappointed long enough, he's
  • 00:24:26.290 --> 00:24:28.120
  • gonna be frustrated.
  • 00:24:28.120 --> 00:24:29.210
  • If the woman is disappointed
  • 00:24:29.210 --> 00:24:30.270
  • long enough, she's gonna get
  • 00:24:30.270 --> 00:24:32.020
  • frustrated.
  • 00:24:32.020 --> 00:24:33.030
  • You can only be disappointed so
  • 00:24:33.030 --> 00:24:34.150
  • long before you get frustrated.
  • 00:24:34.150 --> 00:24:36.200
  • Frustration is when
  • 00:24:36.200 --> 00:24:38.010
  • Frustration is disappointment
  • 00:24:44.090 --> 00:24:46.020
  • hiding in your chest, screaming
  • 00:24:48.020 --> 00:24:51.020
  • out of your belly, sayin', "I
  • 00:24:51.020 --> 00:24:53.140
  • thought it would be better than
  • 00:24:53.140 --> 00:24:54.240
  • this.
  • 00:24:54.240 --> 00:24:56.280
  • I thought it would be better.
  • 00:24:56.280 --> 00:24:58.080
  • By now, I thought I would be
  • 00:24:58.080 --> 00:24:59.200
  • further than this.
  • 00:24:59.200 --> 00:25:01.030
  • By now, I thought I would have
  • 00:25:01.030 --> 00:25:02.180
  • my life together.
  • 00:25:02.180 --> 00:25:03.120
  • By now, I thought I would be
  • 00:25:03.120 --> 00:25:04.190
  • married.
  • 00:25:04.190 --> 00:25:05.120
  • By now, I thought I would be in
  • 00:25:05.120 --> 00:25:06.160
  • college."
  • 00:25:06.160 --> 00:25:07.080
  • Frustration comes through what
  • 00:25:07.080 --> 00:25:08.170
  • you thought.
  • 00:25:08.200 --> 00:25:11.200
  • When what you thought doesn't
  • 00:25:11.200 --> 00:25:13.010
  • happen, you get frustrated.
  • 00:25:13.010 --> 00:25:15.160
  • Moses, the man of God, is
  • 00:25:15.160 --> 00:25:18.050
  • frustrated.
  • 00:25:18.120 --> 00:25:21.120
  • He doesn't take it to God in
  • 00:25:21.120 --> 00:25:22.140
  • prayer.
  • 00:25:22.140 --> 00:25:24.020
  • No, he doesn't speak to the
  • 00:25:24.020 --> 00:25:25.220
  • rock.
  • 00:25:25.220 --> 00:25:27.030
  • He vents to the people.
  • 00:25:27.100 --> 00:25:30.100
  • Man, are you venting on this
  • 00:25:30.100 --> 00:25:32.180
  • woman something because you have
  • 00:25:32.180 --> 00:25:34.210
  • So, he vents.
  • 00:25:41.130 --> 00:25:42.190
  • He vents, he lets her have it,
  • 00:25:43.150 --> 00:25:46.150
  • mmm, mmm.
  • 00:25:47.060 --> 00:25:50.060
  • He beats what he should speak
  • 00:25:50.060 --> 00:25:51.130
  • to, and he speaks what he should
  • 00:25:51.130 --> 00:25:54.050
  • feed to because that's what we
  • 00:25:54.050 --> 00:25:56.160
  • do, brothers, when we are
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