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June 5, 2019
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The Potter's Touch with T. D. Jakes

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  • [music]
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  • "The Potter's Touch,"
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  • - Bishop T.D. Jakes: I'm gonna
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  • talk about "The Blessed Test,"
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  • so you can determine
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  • if you are blessed and
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  • you can determine what you need
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  • to do to bring yourself into
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  • alignment, so that you can be
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  • more blessed, and it's three
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  • don'ts and a do.
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  • It's three don'ts and a do,
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  • okay, three don'ts and a do,
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  • mmm-hmm.
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  • [laughing]
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  • Three don'ts and a do.
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  • The first don't is, he said,
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  • "Blessed is the man that walketh
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  • not in the counsel of the
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  • ungodly."
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  • He says I will not bless you if
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  • you listen at ungodly, worldly,
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  • secular advice.
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  • Because then you have put
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  • yourself in a place of
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  • naturalness and not
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  • supernaturalness, and you're
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  • just vulnerable to whatever is
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  • going on in the world, you know.
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  • If the world goes up, you go up.
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  • If the world goes down, you go
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  • down, because you're walking in
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  • the counsel, or the wisdom, or
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  • the advice of the ungodly.
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  • Now, on one level, that says to
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  • me that I don't let ungodly
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  • people advise me.
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  • I don't let the world advise me.
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  • I'm not moved by the trends
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  • I see in the world.
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  • See, I'm gonna stand independent
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  • from that and say, "God, what
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  • are you saying for my life?"
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  • Because I don't just follow the
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  • course of this world, okay.
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  • That's one level, and that
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  • sounds real easy to do, but it's
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  • not really easy to do, okay.
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  • It's not really easy to do.
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  • I want Pastor Eskerman to read
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  • - Pastor Eskerman: "And be not
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  • conformed to this world, but be
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  • ye transformed by the renewing
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  • of your mind."
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  • - Bishop Jakes: Okay, he
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  • said--go ahead, read the rest of
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  • it.
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  • - Pastor Eskerman: "That ye may
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  • prove what is that good, and
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  • acceptable, and perfect will of
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  • God."
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  • - Bishop Jakes: He says, "Be
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  • not conformed to this world,"
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  • conformed, don't shape around
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  • what's going on in the world.
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  • Don't shape around, don't make
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  • everything congruent with
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  • worldliness.
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  • "Be not conformed to this
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  • world," that's one thing, so
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  • that you are not moving in
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  • formation and alignment to the
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  • world.
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  • Just 'cause the world's going
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  • under don't mean you have to go
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  • under.
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  • Just 'cause the world's gone
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  • wild doesn't mean you have to go
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  • wild.
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  • "Be not conformed to this
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  • world."
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  • There are so many people in the
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  • church today who are totally fed
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  • from the world, okay, they're
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  • totally fed from the world,
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  • because you really don't spend
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  • your life around church people.
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  • You work around secular people.
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  • Half of your family are secular
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  • people.
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  • Your next-door neighbors are
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  • secular people, and so I got
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  • this one little hour or so to
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  • come against all those other
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  • hours that you're getting
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  • bombarded with all kinds of
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  • information through the
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  • newspaper, and the internet, and
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  • everything else, that's saying
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  • something contrary, and God is
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  • saying, "Don't be conformed to
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  • this world," but he says, "Be ye
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  • transformed."
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  • Now, conform is to shape around,
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  • but transform is an inner thing,
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  • it's an inner thing that
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  • transforms.
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  • Like a moth turning into--a worm
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  • turning into a butterfly.
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  • It's a metamorphosis.
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  • It starts internally and it
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  • effects externally.
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  • "Be ye transformed."
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  • How can I get the best part of
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  • me to come out, so that I
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  • evolve, and develop, and become
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  • who God wants me to be?
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  • 'Cause I don't wanna crawl on
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  • this level if it's in me to fly
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  • on this level, okay?
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  • So, I wanna transform.
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  • If I don't transform,
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  • I'm gonna be frustrated.
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  • I like to be around people that
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  • help me to transform, don't you?
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  • I like to be around people that
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  • bring the wings out in me and
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  • not the worm out in me.
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  • So, you gotta determine, are
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  • your associations bringing out
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  • the wing in you or the worm in
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  • you?
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  • You got both, you got both, now.
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  • I know y'all dressed up and
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  • smell good, and you look real
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  • churchy, but you got a worm down
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  • in you, you know.
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  • And there are certain people
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  • that put your food on the ground
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  • and want you to crawl over and
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  • lick it up.
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  • Those are wormy people.
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  • They do wormy things and they
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  • bring out the worm in you, and
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  • if you're not careful, they'll
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  • bring you all the way down from
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  • flying to crawling again,
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  • because they appeal to your
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  • wormy nature and not to your
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  • wings, okay.
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  • You want to be transformed.
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  • So, how can I be transformed?
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  • How can I be transformed?
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  • I really--is it a matter of
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  • discipline?
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  • Is it a matter of discipline?
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  • Can I be transformed just by
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  • discipline alone?
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  • That's part of it, but if the
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  • discipline is just an external
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  • thing so that you fit in with
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  • the church people, it's not
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  • gonna work.
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  • Because transformation doesn't
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  • come by wearing long dresses, or
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  • changing the way you dress, or
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  • now you got a church dance you
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  • get on, and so many people come
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  • in the church and they put on
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  • all the attributes of outward
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  • Christianity, but they have none
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  • of the inner transformation to
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  • go along with it.
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  • They look like saints, they walk
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  • like saints, they talk like
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  • saints, but on the inside,
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  • they're still full of dead man's
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  • bones.
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  • Jesus said they're like the
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  • Pharisees.
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  • Externally they change
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  • everything, but internally, they
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  • don't change anything.
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  • Transformation starts on the
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  • inside.
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  • And the Bible says that the way
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  • that you transform is by the
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  • renewing of your mind.
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  • So, this is a mind thing, it's
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  • not an external thing.
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  • It's a transformation by the
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  • renewing of your mind.
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  • That's how you begin to not walk
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  • in the counsel of the ungodly.
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  • If you're gonna be renewed in
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  • your mind, your mind becomes
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  • what it eats.
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  • If you watch anything all the
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  • time, you become that.
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  • If you read anything all the
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  • time, you become that.
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  • If you read science books all
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  • the time, you'll become a
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  • scientist.
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  • That's all school does is direct
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  • you to what to read, so you can
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  • become that.
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  • You walk in the school a
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  • student, and you come out a
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  • doctor.
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  • How did they make you a doctor?
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  • Did they give you an injection?
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  • No, they just fed your mind, and
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  • your mind transformed into what
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  • it's reading.
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  • So, you're gonna become whatever
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  • you read.
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  • Y'all don't understand what I'm
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  • saying.
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  • You came in the school Sally
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  • Johnson, you came out an
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  • astronaut.
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  • "How do you know Sally is an
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  • astronaut?"
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  • "By the things she read."
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  • So, whatever you're feeding your
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  • mind, your mind, your mind
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  • becomes whatever you feed it.
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  • If you feed your mind militant
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  • stuff, you'll become a militant.
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  • If you feed your mind racist
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  • stuff, you become a racist.
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  • Children don't come here racist.
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  • You ain't never seen a racist
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  • baby.
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  • Baby sticking his tongue out at
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  • the nurse because she's a
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  • different color, or a different
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  • this, or a different that.
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  • That's a learned behavior.
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  • They sat around it, they heard
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  • it, it was taught to them, they
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  • were exposed to it.
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  • They became whatever they fed
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  • themselves.
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  • So, if you're gonna transform
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  • your mind, you have to change
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  • what you read, and change who
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  • talks to you, and change who
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  • hangs around you, and you'd be
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  • surprised how you change.
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  • "Blessed is the may that walketh
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  • not in the counsel of the
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  • ungodly, or standeth in the way
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  • of sinners."
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  • That's the second don't.
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  • He says don't stand in the way
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  • of sinners.
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  • Funny thing, whenever I looked
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  • at this text, I always looked at
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  • it in the original language, and
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  • I thought it was to stand in the
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  • way of sinners to stop them from
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  • getting to Christ and to be a
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  • stumbling block, but it's not
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  • that.
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  • It's really to stand in the
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  • path, in the way of sinners.
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  • To stand in the way of sinners.
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  • God said I'll bless you if you
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  • don't adopt their ways.
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  • So, he told me don't walk in the
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  • counsel of the ungodly, and then
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  • he tells me don't get in the
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  • ways.
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  • So, I don't walk like 'em, and
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  • he said I don't get the ways
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  • like 'em.
  • 00:08:26.120 --> 00:08:27.060
  • Now, a walk is a behavior, it's
  • 00:08:27.060 --> 00:08:28.220
  • an action.
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  • A way is a tendency and a
  • 00:08:29.200 --> 00:08:31.050
  • proclivity.
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  • I have ways.
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  • Like, you ain't hateful, but you
  • 00:08:34.100 --> 00:08:36.070
  • got hateful ways.
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  • You got ways like your mammy.
  • 00:08:38.020 --> 00:08:40.080
  • You know how old folks do?
  • 00:08:40.080 --> 00:08:42.060
  • You got ways.
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  • You didn't do what they did, but
  • 00:08:43.210 --> 00:08:44.150
  • you got ways like your mammy.
  • 00:08:44.150 --> 00:08:47.020
  • It's a proclivity, ha, ha, ha.
  • 00:08:48.280 --> 00:08:51.280
  • Hateful ways, certain ways.
  • 00:08:51.280 --> 00:08:53.170
  • He said, so what you wanna do
  • 00:08:53.170 --> 00:08:55.000
  • is, begin to change your ways.
  • 00:08:55.190 --> 00:08:58.190
  • You could change your ways and
  • 00:08:58.190 --> 00:08:59.250
  • save your marriage.
  • 00:09:02.060 --> 00:09:05.060
  • Isn't that something?
  • 00:09:05.060 --> 00:09:06.210
  • They loved you, now they're
  • 00:09:06.210 --> 00:09:08.230
  • fighting with your ways.
  • 00:09:10.190 --> 00:09:13.190
  • You could change your ways and
  • 00:09:13.190 --> 00:09:15.160
  • be happy the rest of your life.
  • 00:09:20.030 --> 00:09:23.030
  • You can change, you can change.
  • 00:09:23.030 --> 00:09:24.110
  • You can change 'em at work.
  • 00:09:25.250 --> 00:09:28.250
  • "I just gotta be real.
  • 00:09:28.250 --> 00:09:30.050
  • I gotta keep it real."
  • 00:09:30.050 --> 00:09:31.060
  • That's stupid, you don't go to
  • 00:09:31.060 --> 00:09:34.010
  • work and keep it real.
  • 00:09:34.010 --> 00:09:35.160
  • You had a bad day, come into
  • 00:09:35.160 --> 00:09:36.230
  • work, "Good morning, welcome to
  • 00:09:36.230 --> 00:09:38.050
  • J.C. Penneys."
  • 00:09:38.250 --> 00:09:41.250
  • No, it's, "Good morning, welcome
  • 00:09:41.250 --> 00:09:42.250
  • to J.C. Penneys."
  • 00:09:42.250 --> 00:09:43.290
  • You do it for people you don't
  • 00:09:43.290 --> 00:09:45.020
  • know, and the people you know
  • 00:09:45.210 --> 00:09:48.210
  • catch hell.
  • 00:09:48.210 --> 00:09:50.200
  • And God is saying change your
  • 00:09:50.200 --> 00:09:52.090
  • ways.
  • 00:09:52.120 --> 00:09:55.120
  • You got control over yourself.
  • 00:09:55.120 --> 00:09:57.050
  • If you can control the Holy
  • 00:09:57.050 --> 00:09:59.120
  • Spirit, and the Bible said in
  • 00:09:59.120 --> 00:10:01.060
  • Corinthians that the Spirit is
  • 00:10:01.060 --> 00:10:02.260
  • subject to the prophet.
  • 00:10:02.260 --> 00:10:04.060
  • If you can control the Holy
  • 00:10:04.060 --> 00:10:05.190
  • Spirit, and the Bible--let me
  • 00:10:05.190 --> 00:10:06.280
  • give you more Bible.
  • 00:10:06.280 --> 00:10:07.250
  • It said, "Quench not the Holy
  • 00:10:07.250 --> 00:10:09.030
  • Spirit," which means you can
  • 00:10:09.030 --> 00:10:10.100
  • quench it.
  • 00:10:10.100 --> 00:10:11.030
  • If you can quench the Holy
  • 00:10:11.030 --> 00:10:12.190
  • Spirit, you can quench your
  • 00:10:12.190 --> 00:10:14.060
  • nasty mouth.
  • 00:10:17.270 --> 00:10:20.270
  • Oh, y'all print some extra CDs,
  • 00:10:20.270 --> 00:10:22.240
  • 'cause this gonna be a hot one
  • 00:10:22.240 --> 00:10:24.020
  • today, glory to God.
  • 00:10:24.020 --> 00:10:26.040
  • Everybody in here needs this
  • 00:10:26.040 --> 00:10:27.200
  • tape today, glory to God.
  • 00:10:28.280 --> 00:10:31.280
  • God says one of the don'ts is to
  • 00:10:31.280 --> 00:10:33.260
  • develop the ways of the sinners.
  • 00:10:33.260 --> 00:10:36.130
  • Don't stand in the way of
  • 00:10:36.130 --> 00:10:38.100
  • sinners.
  • 00:10:38.100 --> 00:10:39.030
  • Don't have sinful ways.
  • 00:10:39.030 --> 00:10:40.270
  • Don't get the ways, the ways,
  • 00:10:41.000 --> 00:10:44.000
  • the ways.
  • 00:10:44.000 --> 00:10:45.050
  • Everything about it that you can
  • 00:10:45.050 --> 00:10:46.260
  • change, change.
  • 00:10:46.260 --> 00:10:49.230
  • Everything about it that you can
  • 00:10:49.230 --> 00:10:51.190
  • change, change, and the rest of
  • 00:10:51.190 --> 00:10:53.020
  • it is up to God.
  • 00:10:53.020 --> 00:10:54.090
  • But there are certain things you
  • 00:10:54.090 --> 00:10:56.030
  • can change, certain people you
  • 00:10:56.030 --> 00:10:57.220
  • don't need to be around.
  • 00:10:57.220 --> 00:10:58.200
  • Certain ways you can change.
  • 00:10:58.200 --> 00:11:01.010
  • Little ways, little signals you
  • 00:11:01.010 --> 00:11:02.210
  • send off in the way you dress,
  • 00:11:02.210 --> 00:11:04.100
  • and the way you behave.
  • 00:11:04.100 --> 00:11:05.170
  • You still strugglin' with what's
  • 00:11:05.170 --> 00:11:07.110
  • going on in your mind, that may
  • 00:11:07.110 --> 00:11:08.170
  • be true, but that don't mean you
  • 00:11:08.170 --> 00:11:10.030
  • have to wear that dress all the
  • 00:11:10.030 --> 00:11:11.040
  • way up.
  • 00:11:17.270 --> 00:11:20.270
  • Just an example, I'm just
  • 00:11:20.270 --> 00:11:23.000
  • throwing an example out there.
  • 00:11:23.000 --> 00:11:24.060
  • Your ways, okay, so there's
  • 00:11:24.200 --> 00:11:27.200
  • another don't.
  • 00:11:27.200 --> 00:11:29.100
  • I hope I put lotion on my legs,
  • 00:11:29.100 --> 00:11:30.240
  • I think I did.
  • 00:11:30.240 --> 00:11:33.140
  • Some people's legs look like
  • 00:11:33.140 --> 00:11:34.080
  • they've been walkin' in cake
  • 00:11:34.080 --> 00:11:35.100
  • flour, but you know,
  • 00:11:35.100 --> 00:11:37.020
  • [laughing]
  • 00:11:37.090 --> 00:11:40.090
  • ooh, sorry.
  • 00:11:40.090 --> 00:11:41.070
  • "Blessed is the man that walketh
  • 00:11:41.070 --> 00:11:42.020
  • not in the counsel of the
  • 00:11:42.020 --> 00:11:43.110
  • ungodly, nor standeth in the way
  • 00:11:43.280 --> 00:11:46.280
  • of sinners."
  • 00:11:46.280 --> 00:11:48.150
  • That's two don'ts, number three,
  • 00:11:49.040 --> 00:11:52.040
  • this is a heavy one right here.
  • 00:11:52.040 --> 00:11:55.040
  • He says don't sit in the seat of
  • 00:11:55.040 --> 00:11:57.080
  • the scornful.
  • 00:11:57.080 --> 00:11:59.260
  • Don't start congregating,
  • 00:12:00.140 --> 00:12:03.140
  • hanging around with, or
  • 00:12:03.140 --> 00:12:05.010
  • - Kate: I couldn't feel my arms
  • 00:12:15.080 --> 00:12:15.270
  • anymore.
  • 00:12:15.270 --> 00:12:17.030
  • I couldn't feel my legs anymore.
  • 00:12:17.030 --> 00:12:19.030
  • I couldn't feel my feet anymore.
  • 00:12:19.030 --> 00:12:20.180
  • I couldn't feel anything
  • 00:12:20.180 --> 00:12:22.030
  • anymore.
  • 00:12:22.030 --> 00:12:22.290
  • They said, "Kate, move your
  • 00:12:22.290 --> 00:12:23.260
  • finger," and I'm looking at the
  • 00:12:23.260 --> 00:12:25.220
  • doctor, and it's just not
  • 00:12:25.270 --> 00:12:28.270
  • moving.
  • 00:12:28.270 --> 00:12:29.250
  • I said, "Oh, my God, I'm really
  • 00:12:29.250 --> 00:12:30.260
  • paralyzed for real."
  • 00:12:30.260 --> 00:12:33.010
  • This is happening to me.
  • 00:12:33.010 --> 00:12:35.080
  • - Bishop Jakes: How do you
  • 00:12:35.080 --> 00:12:35.250
  • persevere when faced with a
  • 00:12:35.250 --> 00:12:37.190
  • debilitating condition?
  • 00:12:37.190 --> 00:12:39.100
  • - Kate: When you're in the
  • 00:12:39.100 --> 00:12:40.200
  • wheelchair, you feel so little.
  • 00:12:40.280 --> 00:12:43.280
  • - Bishop Jakes: When it takes
  • 00:12:43.280 --> 00:12:44.210
  • all you got just to stand in the
  • 00:12:44.210 --> 00:12:47.000
  • midst of pressure.
  • 00:12:47.000 --> 00:12:48.200
  • - Kate: I remember in rehab,
  • 00:12:48.200 --> 00:12:49.170
  • she said, "You want to try to
  • 00:12:49.170 --> 00:12:50.110
  • stand up?"
  • 00:12:50.110 --> 00:12:51.200
  • I hold up--and they're pulling
  • 00:12:51.200 --> 00:12:52.200
  • me, and they said,
  • 00:12:52.200 --> 00:12:53.100
  • "One, two, three,"
  • 00:12:53.100 --> 00:12:54.060
  • and I get up, and I feel like
  • 00:12:54.060 --> 00:12:56.120
  • this giant.
  • 00:12:56.120 --> 00:12:58.040
  • I feel so tall.
  • 00:12:58.040 --> 00:12:59.210
  • Wow, that's the first time I
  • 00:12:59.210 --> 00:13:00.180
  • stood up.
  • 00:13:00.180 --> 00:13:01.230
  • could get out of this.
  • 00:13:04.240 --> 00:13:06.160
  • No, this is not gonna be the end
  • 00:13:06.160 --> 00:13:07.150
  • of my story.
  • 00:13:07.150 --> 00:13:08.290
  • I'm gonna come up out of this.
  • 00:13:08.290 --> 00:13:10.120
  • - Bishop Jakes: God will take
  • 00:13:10.120 --> 00:13:11.060
  • life's pressures and turn them
  • 00:13:11.060 --> 00:13:13.070
  • [music]
  • 00:13:16.120 --> 00:13:19.120
  • - Bishop Jakes: "Blessed is the
  • 00:13:19.120 --> 00:13:20.020
  • man that walketh not in the
  • 00:13:20.020 --> 00:13:21.040
  • counsel of the ungodly, nor
  • 00:13:21.040 --> 00:13:22.270
  • standeth in the way of sinners,
  • 00:13:22.270 --> 00:13:24.060
  • nor sitteth in the seat of the
  • 00:13:24.060 --> 00:13:26.250
  • scornful."
  • 00:13:26.250 --> 00:13:28.060
  • Somebody say, "Lord, help me
  • 00:13:28.060 --> 00:13:29.100
  • with my scornfulness."
  • 00:13:30.050 --> 00:13:33.050
  • You gotta get rid of it,
  • 00:13:33.050 --> 00:13:34.150
  • please hear me.
  • 00:13:34.150 --> 00:13:36.040
  • You gotta get rid of it.
  • 00:13:36.040 --> 00:13:37.220
  • I know people do things that
  • 00:13:37.220 --> 00:13:38.250
  • hurt you, everything is not
  • 00:13:38.250 --> 00:13:40.130
  • fair, and everything is not
  • 00:13:40.130 --> 00:13:41.140
  • just, and everything's not
  • 00:13:41.140 --> 00:13:42.190
  • right, and sometimes you've done
  • 00:13:42.190 --> 00:13:43.190
  • the very best, and you don't get
  • 00:13:43.190 --> 00:13:45.110
  • selected, and you don't get the
  • 00:13:45.110 --> 00:13:46.090
  • opportunity, and you haven't
  • 00:13:46.090 --> 00:13:47.160
  • gotten recognized.
  • 00:13:47.160 --> 00:13:48.090
  • You cannot afford to get bitter,
  • 00:13:48.090 --> 00:13:50.230
  • because if you get bitter,
  • 00:13:50.230 --> 00:13:52.000
  • you will never get better.
  • 00:13:52.000 --> 00:13:53.200
  • You gotta get that out of you.
  • 00:13:53.200 --> 00:13:55.060
  • If you gotta cough it up, if you
  • 00:13:55.060 --> 00:13:56.260
  • got to throw it up, if you got
  • 00:13:56.260 --> 00:13:58.070
  • to pray it up, if you gotta
  • 00:13:58.070 --> 00:13:59.260
  • counsel it up, if you gotta go
  • 00:13:59.260 --> 00:14:01.190
  • to therapy, if you gotta go to
  • 00:14:01.190 --> 00:14:03.060
  • counseling, if you gotta have
  • 00:14:03.060 --> 00:14:04.180
  • treatment, if you need
  • 00:14:04.180 --> 00:14:05.280
  • medication, whatever it takes,
  • 00:14:05.280 --> 00:14:07.280
  • you gotta get it out of you.
  • 00:14:07.280 --> 00:14:09.150
  • There's a curse on it, there's a
  • 00:14:09.150 --> 00:14:11.070
  • curse, whoo.
  • 00:14:14.180 --> 00:14:17.180
  • So, those are three don'ts,
  • 00:14:17.180 --> 00:14:19.290
  • one do.
  • 00:14:19.290 --> 00:14:22.160
  • "In his law does he meditate day
  • 00:14:24.010 --> 00:14:27.010
  • and night."
  • 00:14:27.010 --> 00:14:29.240
  • Okay, he delights in God's Word.
  • 00:14:32.020 --> 00:14:35.020
  • He enjoys it.
  • 00:14:35.020 --> 00:14:37.050
  • "In its law does he meditate
  • 00:14:37.230 --> 00:14:40.230
  • both day and night."
  • 00:14:40.230 --> 00:14:42.070
  • As you begin to make this
  • 00:14:42.070 --> 00:14:43.150
  • transformation in your behavior
  • 00:14:43.150 --> 00:14:44.250
  • and your habit, you gotta get in
  • 00:14:44.250 --> 00:14:46.060
  • the Word of God and let the Word
  • 00:14:46.060 --> 00:14:47.080
  • of God get in you.
  • 00:14:47.080 --> 00:14:48.020
  • "I'm not good with my Bible."
  • 00:14:48.020 --> 00:14:49.150
  • The best thing for people to do
  • 00:14:49.150 --> 00:14:50.240
  • who are not good with their
  • 00:14:50.240 --> 00:14:52.040
  • Bible is to study what I taught.
  • 00:14:54.280 --> 00:14:57.280
  • Don't grab something that you
  • 00:14:57.280 --> 00:14:59.010
  • don't have commentary on, start
  • 00:14:59.010 --> 00:15:01.040
  • with what has been explained,
  • 00:15:01.040 --> 00:15:03.030
  • and take notes on it, and go
  • 00:15:03.030 --> 00:15:04.120
  • back and read that, and just
  • 00:15:04.120 --> 00:15:06.110
  • study that, and just let me, you
  • 00:15:06.110 --> 00:15:08.160
  • know, let me be training wheels
  • 00:15:08.160 --> 00:15:10.040
  • on you 'til you get your
  • 00:15:10.040 --> 00:15:11.150
  • bearings, and then after a
  • 00:15:11.150 --> 00:15:12.110
  • while, we can kick the wheels
  • 00:15:12.110 --> 00:15:13.050
  • off, you can study anything you
  • 00:15:13.050 --> 00:15:14.040
  • want to, but just study what's
  • 00:15:14.040 --> 00:15:15.220
  • been taught, okay?
  • 00:15:17.020 --> 00:15:20.020
  • Am I helping anybody?
  • 00:15:20.020 --> 00:15:22.230
  • Then it goes on to say, "And he
  • 00:15:22.230 --> 00:15:24.050
  • shall be like a tree."
  • 00:15:24.130 --> 00:15:27.130
  • And I'm gonna take this thing in
  • 00:15:27.130 --> 00:15:28.200
  • bulk, because where I'm taking
  • 00:15:28.200 --> 00:15:30.230
  • you with this is just a wee bit
  • 00:15:30.230 --> 00:15:32.270
  • different.
  • 00:15:32.270 --> 00:15:33.180
  • Because it says," Then he shall
  • 00:15:33.180 --> 00:15:34.180
  • be like a tree planted by the
  • 00:15:34.180 --> 00:15:35.170
  • rivers of waters that bringeth
  • 00:15:35.170 --> 00:15:37.000
  • forth fruit in his own season."
  • 00:15:37.000 --> 00:15:39.120
  • Oh, God, this Scripture is
  • 00:15:39.120 --> 00:15:41.010
  • tempting me.
  • 00:15:41.010 --> 00:15:42.030
  • [laughing]
  • 00:15:42.030 --> 00:15:43.080
  • Whoo, "He shall be like a tree
  • 00:15:43.080 --> 00:15:45.100
  • planted by the rivers of water."
  • 00:15:45.100 --> 00:15:47.020
  • We generally think of it in
  • 00:15:47.020 --> 00:15:48.040
  • terms of stability.
  • 00:15:48.040 --> 00:15:49.250
  • "That bringeth forth fruit in
  • 00:15:49.250 --> 00:15:51.080
  • his own season," speaking of
  • 00:15:51.080 --> 00:15:53.090
  • timing.
  • 00:15:53.090 --> 00:15:54.140
  • And this is the thing about
  • 00:15:54.140 --> 00:15:55.180
  • blessings.
  • 00:15:55.180 --> 00:15:56.060
  • You have to understand that
  • 00:15:56.060 --> 00:15:57.080
  • there's a timing dimension in
  • 00:15:57.080 --> 00:15:58.110
  • it.
  • 00:15:58.110 --> 00:15:59.100
  • There's a time, there's a season
  • 00:15:59.100 --> 00:16:00.260
  • for every purpose under heaven.
  • 00:16:00.260 --> 00:16:02.040
  • Just 'cause it ain't today
  • 00:16:02.040 --> 00:16:03.120
  • doesn't mean God's not gonna
  • 00:16:03.120 --> 00:16:04.090
  • bless you.
  • 00:16:04.090 --> 00:16:05.230
  • "They that wait upon the Lord
  • 00:16:05.230 --> 00:16:06.220
  • shall renew their strength.
  • 00:16:06.220 --> 00:16:07.200
  • They shall mount up on wings
  • 00:16:07.200 --> 00:16:08.130
  • like eagles.
  • 00:16:08.130 --> 00:16:09.010
  • They shall run and not be weary.
  • 00:16:09.010 --> 00:16:10.110
  • They shall walk and not faint.
  • 00:16:10.110 --> 00:16:12.100
  • I would have fainted, had not I
  • 00:16:12.100 --> 00:16:13.160
  • believed to see the goodness of
  • 00:16:13.160 --> 00:16:14.160
  • the Lord in the land of the
  • 00:16:14.160 --> 00:16:15.140
  • living.
  • 00:16:15.140 --> 00:16:16.010
  • Wait on the Lord and be of good
  • 00:16:16.010 --> 00:16:17.050
  • courage, and he shall strengthen
  • 00:16:17.050 --> 00:16:18.190
  • thine heart.
  • 00:16:18.190 --> 00:16:19.150
  • Be not deceived, God is not
  • 00:16:19.150 --> 00:16:20.180
  • mocked.
  • 00:16:20.180 --> 00:16:21.040
  • For whatsoever a man soweth,
  • 00:16:21.040 --> 00:16:21.260
  • that shall he also reap."
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  • It's coming,
  • 00:16:25.170 --> 00:16:26.240
  • "When is it coming, Lord?"
  • 00:16:26.240 --> 00:16:27.230
  • In due season.
  • 00:16:30.060 --> 00:16:33.060
  • Don't rush the season.
  • 00:16:33.060 --> 00:16:36.050
  • Thank God for the winter when
  • 00:16:36.050 --> 00:16:37.260
  • the sap is going down the tree.
  • 00:16:37.260 --> 00:16:39.250
  • That's a time to rethink,
  • 00:16:39.250 --> 00:16:40.280
  • refurbish, re-aim, refuel,
  • 00:16:40.280 --> 00:16:42.190
  • reignite yourself.
  • 00:16:42.190 --> 00:16:44.040
  • Thank God that you're not just
  • 00:16:44.040 --> 00:16:45.100
  • bearing fruit around the clock.
  • 00:16:45.100 --> 00:16:46.240
  • You need some quiet time.
  • 00:16:46.240 --> 00:16:47.270
  • You need some reflective time.
  • 00:16:47.270 --> 00:16:49.070
  • You needed some family time.
  • 00:16:49.070 --> 00:16:50.170
  • You needed some time to get
  • 00:16:50.170 --> 00:16:51.160
  • yourself together.
  • 00:16:51.160 --> 00:16:52.140
  • You needed some time to readjust
  • 00:16:52.140 --> 00:16:53.250
  • some things.
  • 00:16:53.250 --> 00:16:55.020
  • Are you following what I'm
  • 00:16:55.020 --> 00:16:55.220
  • saying?
  • 00:16:55.220 --> 00:16:56.180
  • So, there's a dimension in it.
  • 00:16:56.180 --> 00:16:58.080
  • "He shall bring forth fruit in
  • 00:16:58.080 --> 00:16:59.030
  • his own season.
  • 00:16:59.030 --> 00:17:00.040
  • His leaf shall not whither."
  • 00:17:00.040 --> 00:17:02.030
  • Now, a leaf doesn't have
  • 00:17:02.030 --> 00:17:03.100
  • anything to do with the fruit,
  • 00:17:03.100 --> 00:17:04.110
  • but God said I'll watch over the
  • 00:17:04.110 --> 00:17:05.110
  • leaf to keep the leaf from
  • 00:17:05.110 --> 00:17:06.220
  • withering.
  • 00:17:06.220 --> 00:17:07.290
  • I'll just sustain you.
  • 00:17:07.290 --> 00:17:10.140
  • Have you ever had God sustain
  • 00:17:10.140 --> 00:17:11.140
  • you?
  • 00:17:11.140 --> 00:17:13.220
  • I mean, it wasn't your season to
  • 00:17:13.220 --> 00:17:14.230
  • be fruitful, but you were
  • 00:17:14.230 --> 00:17:16.160
  • sustained.
  • 00:17:16.160 --> 00:17:18.010
  • You weren't fruitful, but you
  • 00:17:18.010 --> 00:17:18.290
  • were leafful.
  • 00:17:18.290 --> 00:17:21.220
  • Hmm-mm, he'll sustain you.
  • 00:17:21.220 --> 00:17:23.210
  • You're blessed, you're blessed
  • 00:17:23.210 --> 00:17:26.060
  • to be sustained.
  • 00:17:26.060 --> 00:17:27.180
  • You're blessed to be here this
  • 00:17:27.180 --> 00:17:28.180
  • morning.
  • 00:17:28.180 --> 00:17:30.150
  • You're blessed to be--oh, you're
  • 00:17:30.150 --> 00:17:31.230
  • so blessed to be here this
  • 00:17:31.230 --> 00:17:32.280
  • morning.
  • 00:17:32.280 --> 00:17:34.030
  • You're so blessed to be in here
  • 00:17:34.030 --> 00:17:35.190
  • this morning.
  • 00:17:35.190 --> 00:17:38.070
  • Do you not know, I'm serious, it
  • 00:17:38.070 --> 00:17:39.280
  • is some people's dying request
  • 00:17:39.280 --> 00:17:42.190
  • to visit The Potter's House one
  • 00:17:42.190 --> 00:17:43.290
  • time, and you're within walking
  • 00:17:43.290 --> 00:17:46.110
  • distance and didn't come?
  • 00:17:46.230 --> 00:17:49.230
  • They say, "I wanna get in there
  • 00:17:49.230 --> 00:17:50.210
  • one time, if I have to come on a
  • 00:17:50.210 --> 00:17:52.000
  • stretcher."
  • 00:17:52.000 --> 00:17:53.020
  • There are people sitting at home
  • 00:17:53.020 --> 00:17:54.190
  • wishing that they had the
  • 00:17:54.190 --> 00:17:55.130
  • opportunity to get what you have
  • 00:17:55.130 --> 00:17:56.130
  • right now.
  • 00:17:56.130 --> 00:17:57.060
  • You're blessed to be here.
  • 00:17:57.060 --> 00:17:58.140
  • You're blessed to be exposed to
  • 00:17:58.140 --> 00:17:59.190
  • the Word.
  • 00:17:59.190 --> 00:18:00.160
  • You're blessed that somebody can
  • 00:18:00.160 --> 00:18:01.190
  • speak into your life and add
  • 00:18:02.170 --> 00:18:05.170
  • another perspective on your
  • 00:18:05.170 --> 00:18:06.270
  • life.
  • 00:18:06.270 --> 00:18:07.150
  • You're blessed to have that.
  • 00:18:07.150 --> 00:18:09.090
  • You're blessed to get out the
  • 00:18:09.090 --> 00:18:10.060
  • bed this morning.
  • 00:18:10.060 --> 00:18:11.070
  • You're blessed to feel well
  • 00:18:11.070 --> 00:18:12.060
  • enough to come.
  • 00:18:12.060 --> 00:18:13.040
  • You're blessed to put on your
  • 00:18:13.040 --> 00:18:14.010
  • own clothes.
  • 00:18:14.010 --> 00:18:14.240
  • You're blessed to brush your own
  • 00:18:14.240 --> 00:18:15.230
  • teeth.
  • 00:18:15.230 --> 00:18:16.160
  • You're blessed you could drive
  • 00:18:16.160 --> 00:18:17.140
  • over here.
  • 00:18:17.140 --> 00:18:18.100
  • You're blessed you can move well
  • 00:18:18.100 --> 00:18:19.180
  • enough to get in this place,
  • 00:18:19.180 --> 00:18:20.140
  • you're blessed.
  • 00:18:20.140 --> 00:18:21.220
  • You're blessed, you're blessed,
  • 00:18:21.220 --> 00:18:23.020
  • you're blessed.
  • 00:18:23.020 --> 00:18:23.270
  • You're blessed, you're blessed.
  • 00:18:23.270 --> 00:18:25.120
  • Everything you got is a
  • 00:18:25.120 --> 00:18:26.130
  • blessing.
  • 00:18:26.130 --> 00:18:27.030
  • It may not be what I got, it may
  • 00:18:27.030 --> 00:18:28.180
  • not be what he got, it may not
  • 00:18:28.180 --> 00:18:30.020
  • be what she got, but don't
  • 00:18:30.020 --> 00:18:31.170
  • compare yourself with somebody
  • 00:18:31.170 --> 00:18:32.270
  • else, thank God for what he gave
  • 00:18:32.270 --> 00:18:34.020
  • you.
  • 00:18:34.020 --> 00:18:34.200
  • You are blessed, hallelujah.
  • 00:18:38.100 --> 00:18:41.100
  • "He shall be like a tree planted
  • 00:18:41.100 --> 00:18:42.090
  • by the rivers of water," you're
  • 00:18:42.090 --> 00:18:43.160
  • gonna bring forth fruit in your
  • 00:18:43.160 --> 00:18:44.120
  • own season.
  • 00:18:44.120 --> 00:18:46.110
  • You're gonna bring forth fruit
  • 00:18:46.110 --> 00:18:46.290
  • in your own season.
  • 00:18:46.290 --> 00:18:48.030
  • You're gonna bring forth fruit
  • 00:18:48.030 --> 00:18:48.210
  • in your own season.
  • 00:18:48.210 --> 00:18:49.210
  • It's coming, it's coming, it's
  • 00:18:49.280 --> 00:18:52.280
  • coming, hallelujah.
  • 00:18:52.280 --> 00:18:55.220
  • Ah, it's coming.
  • 00:18:55.220 --> 00:18:58.170
  • Your season is coming.
  • 00:18:58.260 --> 00:19:01.280
  • Your season is coming.
  • 00:19:01.280 --> 00:19:04.020
  • Your season is coming.
  • 00:19:04.020 --> 00:19:05.220
  • We had one of the worst winters
  • 00:19:05.220 --> 00:19:06.220
  • we ever had down here in Texas.
  • 00:19:06.220 --> 00:19:08.280
  • It didn't bother me at all,
  • 00:19:08.280 --> 00:19:10.060
  • 'cause I knew spring was coming.
  • 00:19:10.120 --> 00:19:13.120
  • It was cold, I had to put on
  • 00:19:13.120 --> 00:19:14.120
  • extra clothes, turn the heat up,
  • 00:19:14.120 --> 00:19:16.080
  • higher heat bills, but I know
  • 00:19:16.080 --> 00:19:17.200
  • that spring is coming.
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  • Your season is coming.
  • 00:19:19.100 --> 00:19:20.220
  • Your season is coming.
  • 00:19:20.220 --> 00:19:21.270
  • Your season is coming.
  • 00:19:21.270 --> 00:19:22.260
  • Your season is coming.
  • 00:19:22.260 --> 00:19:24.020
  • Your season is coming.
  • 00:19:24.020 --> 00:19:25.050
  • Your season is coming.
  • 00:19:25.050 --> 00:19:26.110
  • Your season is coming.
  • 00:19:26.110 --> 00:19:27.190
  • Your season is coming.
  • 00:19:27.190 --> 00:19:28.230
  • [speaking in tongues]
  • 00:19:28.230 --> 00:19:30.140
  • Your season is coming.
  • 00:19:30.140 --> 00:19:31.230
  • Your season is coming.
  • 00:19:31.230 --> 00:19:33.020
  • Your season is coming.
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  • My God, I sat in the church
  • 00:19:35.190 --> 00:19:36.260
  • for seven years
  • 00:19:36.260 --> 00:19:38.040
  • and didn't teach a class.
  • 00:19:38.040 --> 00:19:39.030
  • I told you last week, I didn't
  • 00:19:39.030 --> 00:19:40.110
  • teach hardly any Bible classes,
  • 00:19:40.110 --> 00:19:42.110
  • I very seldom ever got to preach
  • 00:19:42.110 --> 00:19:44.100
  • anything at any time.
  • 00:19:44.100 --> 00:19:45.220
  • I was vacuuming floors and
  • 00:19:45.220 --> 00:19:47.030
  • cleaning out the baptism pool
  • 00:19:47.030 --> 00:19:48.210
  • for seven years.
  • 00:19:48.210 --> 00:19:49.220
  • All them sermons, all them
  • 00:19:49.220 --> 00:19:51.060
  • messages.
  • 00:19:51.060 --> 00:19:51.230
  • God gave me all them messages
  • 00:19:51.230 --> 00:19:52.280
  • and no place to preach 'em.
  • 00:19:52.280 --> 00:19:53.290
  • I couldn't understand why God
  • 00:19:53.290 --> 00:19:55.000
  • kept giving me all these sermons
  • 00:19:55.000 --> 00:19:56.110
  • and no place to preach 'em.
  • 00:19:56.110 --> 00:19:57.140
  • Giving me revelation and no
  • 00:19:57.140 --> 00:19:58.170
  • place to do it.
  • 00:19:58.170 --> 00:19:59.180
  • All this kind of stuff, I didn't
  • 00:19:59.180 --> 00:20:00.240
  • understand that it was coming,
  • 00:20:00.240 --> 00:20:02.010
  • it was coming, it was coming,
  • 00:20:02.010 --> 00:20:03.110
  • it was coming, it was coming,
  • 00:20:03.110 --> 00:20:04.180
  • it was coming, it was coming,
  • 00:20:04.180 --> 00:20:05.200
  • it was coming, it was coming,
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  • it was coming, it was coming.
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  • Oh, my God,
  • 00:20:08.130 --> 00:20:09.120
  • [speaking in tongues]
  • 00:20:09.120 --> 00:20:10.240
  • glory to God.
  • 00:20:10.240 --> 00:20:11.200
  • If you're single and God keeps
  • 00:20:11.200 --> 00:20:13.090
  • giving you all these wifely
  • 00:20:13.090 --> 00:20:14.220
  • ideas, or all these concepts
  • 00:20:14.220 --> 00:20:16.150
  • about marriage, and all these
  • 00:20:16.150 --> 00:20:18.000
  • ideas on how to take care of a
  • 00:20:18.000 --> 00:20:19.110
  • man, and you can't understand
  • 00:20:19.110 --> 00:20:20.190
  • why you givin' this to me, God,
  • 00:20:20.190 --> 00:20:22.100
  • and I don't even have nobody,
  • 00:20:22.100 --> 00:20:23.270
  • God is feeding what you shall
  • 00:20:23.270 --> 00:20:25.210
  • be.
  • 00:20:25.210 --> 00:20:26.110
  • He's getting you ready for
  • 00:20:26.110 --> 00:20:27.110
  • what's about to happen in your
  • 00:20:27.110 --> 00:20:28.170
  • life.
  • 00:20:28.170 --> 00:20:29.050
  • It's coming, it's coming,
  • 00:20:29.050 --> 00:20:30.140
  • it's coming, take it all in.
  • 00:20:30.140 --> 00:20:32.060
  • Take it all in.
  • 00:20:32.060 --> 00:20:33.060
  • Get ready for it, it's coming.
  • 00:20:33.060 --> 00:20:34.280
  • God told you to get you a
  • 00:20:34.280 --> 00:20:36.060
  • conservative suit,
  • 00:20:36.060 --> 00:20:37.050
  • 'cause you gonna need it.
  • 00:20:37.050 --> 00:20:38.030
  • You're going to a conservative
  • 00:20:38.030 --> 00:20:39.060
  • job.
  • 00:20:39.060 --> 00:20:39.240
  • God's getting you ready.
  • 00:20:39.240 --> 00:20:40.290
  • Your grooming is different.
  • 00:20:40.290 --> 00:20:42.120
  • Your appetites are different.
  • 00:20:42.120 --> 00:20:43.180
  • Your taste is different.
  • 00:20:43.180 --> 00:20:44.250
  • God's getting you ready for
  • 00:20:44.250 --> 00:20:45.260
  • where you're going and not for
  • 00:20:45.260 --> 00:20:47.130
  • where you were.
  • 00:20:47.190 --> 00:20:50.190
  • Whoo, I feel the Word of the
  • 00:20:50.190 --> 00:20:51.250
  • Lord to somebody.
  • 00:20:51.250 --> 00:20:52.250
  • Who am I preaching to this
  • 00:20:52.250 --> 00:20:53.260
  • morning?
  • 00:20:57.040 --> 00:21:00.060
  • Let me--"He will bring forth
  • 00:21:00.060 --> 00:21:01.030
  • fruit in his own season.
  • 00:21:01.030 --> 00:21:02.250
  • His leaf also shall not
  • 00:21:02.250 --> 00:21:03.260
  • whither," and here is the--this
  • 00:21:03.260 --> 00:21:06.030
  • is where I want to--let me spend
  • 00:21:06.110 --> 00:21:09.110
  • a few minutes on this.
  • 00:21:09.110 --> 00:21:12.040
  • Glory to God, "His leaf also
  • 00:21:12.040 --> 00:21:13.290
  • shall not whither," and watch
  • 00:21:13.290 --> 00:21:15.140
  • this, watch this, gosh, I could
  • 00:21:15.140 --> 00:21:18.000
  • have started right here.
  • 00:21:18.000 --> 00:21:19.150
  • I got so much to say about this,
  • 00:21:19.150 --> 00:21:21.060
  • I could have just started right
  • 00:21:21.060 --> 00:21:22.010
  • here.
  • 00:21:22.010 --> 00:21:23.000
  • "Whatsoever he doeth
  • 00:21:25.200 --> 00:21:28.200
  • shall prosper."
  • 00:21:34.000 --> 00:21:37.000
  • "Whatsoever he doeth
  • 00:21:37.260 --> 00:21:40.260
  • shall prosper."
  • 00:21:40.260 --> 00:21:42.060
  • Let me explain something to you
  • 00:21:42.060 --> 00:21:43.090
  • right off the cuff.
  • 00:21:43.090 --> 00:21:44.230
  • Let me cut right to the chase.
  • 00:21:44.230 --> 00:21:46.270
  • Let me cut right to the chase.
  • 00:21:46.270 --> 00:21:48.180
  • God cannot bless
  • 00:21:48.190 --> 00:21:51.190
  • what you do not do.
  • 00:21:56.120 --> 00:21:59.120
  • He can't bless it.
  • 00:21:59.120 --> 00:22:01.060
  • He can't bless it.
  • 00:22:01.060 --> 00:22:02.200
  • He can't bless it.
  • 00:22:02.200 --> 00:22:04.170
  • The blessing is in the action.
  • 00:22:04.170 --> 00:22:06.220
  • It's in your action.
  • 00:22:06.220 --> 00:22:08.160
  • It's in your action.
  • 00:22:08.160 --> 00:22:10.230
  • You gotta stop praying for God
  • 00:22:10.230 --> 00:22:12.250
  • to bless what you're not doing.
  • 00:22:13.110 --> 00:22:16.110
  • You're asking God to bless
  • 00:22:16.110 --> 00:22:18.160
  • dysfunction.
  • 00:22:18.200 --> 00:22:21.200
  • God cannot bless dysfunction,
  • 00:22:21.200 --> 00:22:24.050
  • God can only bless function.
  • 00:22:26.090 --> 00:22:29.090
  • He says, "Whatsoever he doeth
  • 00:22:29.170 --> 00:22:32.170
  • shall prosper."
  • 00:22:32.170 --> 00:22:33.090
  • Let me show you how to hear it
  • 00:22:33.090 --> 00:22:34.150
  • deeper.
  • 00:22:34.150 --> 00:22:35.110
  • Don't just hear everything you
  • 00:22:35.110 --> 00:22:37.220
  • touch gets blessed, don't just
  • 00:22:37.220 --> 00:22:40.200
  • hear that, because it sounds
  • 00:22:40.200 --> 00:22:43.020
  • like the magic of the moment is
  • 00:22:43.190 --> 00:22:46.190
  • on this person, and whatsoever
  • 00:22:46.190 --> 00:22:48.230
  • they do prospers.
  • 00:22:48.230 --> 00:22:50.050
  • You're missing the fact that
  • 00:22:50.050 --> 00:22:51.050
  • they are a doer.
  • 00:22:52.030 --> 00:22:55.030
  • God blesses doers,
  • 00:22:55.150 --> 00:22:58.150
  • not just thinkers,
  • 00:22:58.150 --> 00:23:00.220
  • not just dreamers,
  • 00:23:00.220 --> 00:23:02.140
  • not just wishers.
  • 00:23:02.140 --> 00:23:04.020
  • God said if you do something for
  • 00:23:04.020 --> 00:23:05.230
  • me to bless, I'll bless it.
  • 00:23:05.230 --> 00:23:08.180
  • I cannot bless what you will not
  • 00:23:08.180 --> 00:23:10.290
  • do.
  • 00:23:10.290 --> 00:23:13.180
  • Now, I wanna drill into this.
  • 00:23:13.180 --> 00:23:16.070
  • One of the things I've noticed
  • 00:23:16.070 --> 00:23:17.220
  • about believers and Christians
  • 00:23:17.220 --> 00:23:19.170
  • is that they underestimate the
  • 00:23:19.170 --> 00:23:21.120
  • effort of doing.
  • 00:23:21.150 --> 00:23:24.150
  • They think that if they just hit
  • 00:23:24.150 --> 00:23:25.270
  • at it and God didn't bless it,
  • 00:23:25.270 --> 00:23:27.280
  • they give up.
  • 00:23:30.230 --> 00:23:33.230
  • You gotta do it harder.
  • 00:23:33.230 --> 00:23:35.240
  • You gotta do it longer.
  • 00:23:35.240 --> 00:23:37.160
  • You gotta do it with tenacity.
  • 00:23:37.160 --> 00:23:39.130
  • You gotta do it with commitment
  • 00:23:39.130 --> 00:23:40.170
  • and relentlessness.
  • 00:23:40.170 --> 00:23:41.280
  • It is not as easy
  • 00:23:41.280 --> 00:23:44.060
  • as it was advertised.
  • 00:23:46.070 --> 00:23:49.070
  • So, what happens when
  • 00:23:49.070 --> 00:23:50.120
  • you grossly underestimate the
  • 00:23:50.120 --> 00:23:52.210
  • intensity of the effort, you are
  • 00:23:52.210 --> 00:23:54.150
  • shocked by the trauma, and you
  • 00:23:54.150 --> 00:23:56.130
  • run away from the process.
  • 00:23:57.290 --> 00:24:01.010
  • But God says if you will do it,
  • 00:24:02.010 --> 00:24:05.010
  • I will bless it.
  • 00:24:05.010 --> 00:24:07.260
  • I will bless what you do.
  • 00:24:07.260 --> 00:24:10.180
  • Ooh, I gotta give you--he gave
  • 00:24:10.180 --> 00:24:11.220
  • me some good stuff.
  • 00:24:11.220 --> 00:24:13.080
  • He gave me some good stuff.
  • 00:24:13.080 --> 00:24:14.210
  • See, "Whatsoever he doeth shall
  • 00:24:14.210 --> 00:24:17.050
  • prosper," is the bless test.
  • 00:24:17.050 --> 00:24:19.260
  • Do you want it bad enough to do
  • 00:24:19.260 --> 00:24:21.260
  • what it takes to get it done?
  • 00:24:22.220 --> 00:24:25.220
  • You know, I tell you all I got
  • 00:24:25.220 --> 00:24:26.230
  • me a dog, you know, and I named
  • 00:24:26.230 --> 00:24:28.230
  • him Bentley, and I left Bentley
  • 00:24:28.230 --> 00:24:30.110
  • down in the gazebo, and I had to
  • 00:24:30.110 --> 00:24:32.200
  • go up to the house to get
  • 00:24:32.200 --> 00:24:35.050
  • something, and it's got a little
  • 00:24:35.050 --> 00:24:36.030
  • glass door on it.
  • 00:24:36.030 --> 00:24:37.130
  • Bentley, I guess he weighs maybe
  • 00:24:37.130 --> 00:24:38.180
  • 20 pounds, something like that.
  • 00:24:38.180 --> 00:24:40.100
  • He's just ten weeks old, you
  • 00:24:40.100 --> 00:24:42.040
  • know, and he's a little puppy,
  • 00:24:42.040 --> 00:24:45.000
  • but he's manish, you know.
  • 00:24:45.000 --> 00:24:46.160
  • And I left him, and he was
  • 00:24:46.160 --> 00:24:47.190
  • upset, and he jumped up in the
  • 00:24:47.190 --> 00:24:50.050
  • air, I guess a good three feet,
  • 00:24:50.050 --> 00:24:52.130
  • and threw himself at the door,
  • 00:24:52.130 --> 00:24:54.050
  • and hit the door, and the door
  • 00:24:54.050 --> 00:24:55.230
  • moved.
  • 00:24:55.230 --> 00:24:57.000
  • And he backed up off of it, and
  • 00:24:57.000 --> 00:24:58.120
  • he looked at it, 'cause he
  • 00:24:58.120 --> 00:24:59.170
  • didn't want me to leave him, and
  • 00:24:59.170 --> 00:25:00.250
  • he ran up and threw his whole
  • 00:25:00.250 --> 00:25:02.010
  • body at the door.
  • 00:25:02.010 --> 00:25:03.060
  • Not just his paws, he hit it
  • 00:25:03.060 --> 00:25:04.250
  • again, and it moved a little bit
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  • more.
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  • And, all of a sudden, Bentley
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  • began to find out the harder you
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  • hit the door--now, I don't know
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  • whether he got bruised up under
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  • his little fur or not, but I'm
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  • talking about the kind of doing
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  • that might bring bruising.
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  • But if you--even though he was
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  • outsized, even though the door
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  • was bigger than the dog, the
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  • fight in the dog was bigger than
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  • the door.
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  • So, if you take the fight you
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  • got and use it against the thing
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  • that's standing in your way, do
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  • you not know that little dog
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  • pushed that door open by
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  • throwing himself against it?
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  • The reason you're not getting
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  • what God has for you is that
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  • you've been slapping at the door
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  • and throwing your paws at the
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  • door.
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  • But if you back up and throw
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  • [music]
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  • - announcer: This is the day
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  • - Bishop Jakes: If you stop
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  • being the Lone Ranger, your
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  • blessing will come suddenly.
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  • - announcer: For your gift to
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  • the ministry of any amount, you
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  • will receive Bishop Jakes's
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  • inspiring teaching, "Destiny
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  • Flocks Together" on CD.
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  • - Bishop Jakes: Are you
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  • carrying weights and crosses
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  • that had nothing to do with you?
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  • Are you being victimized by you?
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  • - announcer: And when your gift
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  • is $65 or more, we will add the
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  • insightful six-message series,
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  • "Destiny Steps" on DVD.
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  • - Bishop Jakes: You're so busy
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  • reaching after your future that
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  • you are neglecting what you have
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  • been given right now.
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  • - announcer: However, when your
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  • gift is $110 or more, we will
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  • add the Be Still journal and
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  • notepad collection.
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  • - Bishop Jakes: I am a
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  • designer's original and so are
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  • you.
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  • Celebrate your uniqueness.
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  • - announcer: This can be your
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  • day of destiny.
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  • - Bishop Jakes: Somebody shout,
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  • "Destiny."
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  • visit us online or call to order
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  • share your story of how God is
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  • next time
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  • on "The Potter's Touch."
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  • "The Potter's Touch,"
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