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The Gracious Hand of God

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June 22, 2019
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Joel Osteen

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The Gracious Hand of God

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  • (APPLAUSE)
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  • WELL, GOD BLESS YOU. IT'S A JOY
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  • TO COME INTO YOUR HOMES.
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  • WE LOVE YOU.
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  • IF YOU'RE EVER IN OUR AREA
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  • PLEASE STOP BY AND BE A PART OF
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  • ONE OF OUR SERVICES.
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  • THESE ARE THE FINEST PEOPLE IN
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  • ALL OF HOUSTON, TEXAS RIGHT HERE
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  • AT LAKEWOOD. (CHEERING)
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  • WE'D LOVE TO HAVE YOU COME OUT.
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  • (APPLAUSE)
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  • BUT THANKS FOR TUNING IN.
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  • THANK YOU AGAIN FOR COMING OUT
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  • TODAY.
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  • I LIKE TO START WITH SOMETHING
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  • FUNNY.
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  • I HEARD ABOUT THIS LITTLE BOY.
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  • HE WAS OUT IN HIS FRONT YARD
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  • PLAYING. THIS MAN CAME WALKING
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  • DOWN THE STREET KIND OF
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  • FRUSTRATED.
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  • HE SAID, "SON, I'M LOST. CAN
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  • YOU TELL ME HOW TO GET TO THE
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  • POST OFFICE?"
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  • THE LITTLE BOY SAID, "YEAH, GO
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  • TO THE STOP SIGN AND TURN LEFT.
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  • IT'S RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER."
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  • HE THANKED HIM AND SAID, "BY THE
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  • WAY, I'M THE NEW PASTOR HERE IN
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  • TOWN.
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  • IF YOU'LL COME TO MY CHURCH THIS
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  • SUNDAY I'LL TELL YOU HOW TO GET
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  • TO HEAVEN."
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  • THE LITTLE BOY SAID, "NO THANKS.
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  • YOU DON'T EVEN KNOW HOW TO GET
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  • TO THE POST OFFICE."
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  • (LAUGHTER/APPLAUSE)
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  • HOLD UP YOUR BIBLE. SAY IT LIKE
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  • YOU MEAN IT.
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  • THIS IS MY BIBLE.
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  • I AM WHAT IT SAYS I AM.
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  • I HAVE WHAT IT SAYS I HAVE.
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  • I CAN DO WHAT IT SAYS I CAN DO.
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  • TODAY I WILL BE TAUGHT THE WORD
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  • OF GOD.
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  • I BOLDLY CONFESS:
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  • MY MIND IS ALERT.
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  • MY HEART IS RECEPTIVE.
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  • I WILL NEVER BE THE SAME.
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  • IN JESUS' NAME. GOD BLESS YOU.
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  • I WANT TO TALK TO YOU TODAY
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  • ABOUT THE GRACIOUS HAND OF GOD.
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  • THERE'S A POPULAR SHOW ON
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  • TELEVISION CALLED "THE X
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  • FACTOR."
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  • THE JUDGES STUDY THE DIFFERENT
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  • CONTESTANTS AND THEY TRY TO
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  • FIGURE OUT WHO HAS THAT
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  • INDEFINABLE SOMETHING THAT MAKES
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  • THEM STAND OUT.
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  • YOU CAN'T NECESSARILY PUT YOUR
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  • FINGER ON IT.
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  • IT'S NOT JUST TALENT, NOT JUST
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  • LOOKS, NOT JUST PERSONALITY.
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  • THERE'S JUST SOMETHING ABOUT
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  • THEM THAT MAKES THEM SPECIAL,
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  • SOMETHING THAT GIVES THEM AN
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  • ADVANTAGE.
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  • I'VE HEARD THE JUDGES SAY,
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  • "I DON'T KNOW WHAT IT IS BUT
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  • YOU'VE GOT IT."
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  • THEY CALL IT THE "X FACTOR."
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  • WELL, IN THE SAME WAY, WHEN GOD
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  • BREATHED HIS LIFE INTO YOU, HE
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  • PUT SOMETHING ON YOU TO GIVE YOU
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  • AN ADVANTAGE.
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  • THERE IS SOMETHING ABOUT YOU
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  • THAT MAKES YOU STAND OUT,
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  • SOMETHING THAT DRAWS
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  • OPPORTUNITY, SOMETHING THAT
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  • CAUSES YOU TO OVERCOME
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  • OBSTACLES, TO ACCOMPLISH DREAMS.
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  • THEY CALL IT "THE X FACTOR" BUT
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  • THE SCRIPTURE CALLS IT "THE
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  • GRACIOUS HAND OF GOD."
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  • IT'S GOD'S FAVOR. IT'S HIS
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  • BLESSING.
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  • YOU CAN'T PUT YOUR FINGER ON IT.
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  • IT'S NOT JUST YOUR TALENT, YOUR
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  • EDUCATION, YOUR HARD WORK.
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  • IT'S ALMIGHTY GOD BREATHING IN
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  • YOUR DIRECTION. YOU COULD CALL
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  • IT "THE FAVOR FACTOR."
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  • I KNOW MOST OF YOU, LIKE ME,
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  • WHEN YOU LOOK BACK YOU THINK,
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  • "HOW DID I GET TO WHERE I AM?
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  • THIS WAS NOT JUST MY OWN
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  • ABILITY."
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  • "HOW DID I MARRY THIS BEAUTIFUL
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  • GIRL?"
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  • OR LIKE MY MOTHER, "HOW DID I
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  • OVERCOME THAT SICKNESS WHEN THE
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  • MEDICAL REPORT SAID NO WAY?"
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  • "HOW COULD I BE THIS HAPPY, THIS
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  • BLESSED, AFTER ALL I'VE BEEN
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  • THROUGH?"
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  • THAT'S NOT JUST GOOD FORTUNE,
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  • NOT JUST A LUCKY BREAK.
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  • THAT'S THE GRACIOUS HAND OF GOD;
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  • HIS FAVOR, HIS BLESSING, HIS
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  • GOODNESS ON YOUR LIFE.
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  • PSALM 44 SAYS, "IT WAS NOT THEIR
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  • OWN STRENGTH THAT GAVE THEM
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  • THE VICTORY.
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  • IT WAS BECAUSE YOU FAVORED THEM
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  • AND SMILED DOWN ON THEM."
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  • JUST LIKE THESE PEOPLE, THE
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  • VICTORIES YOU'VE SEEN IN THE
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  • PAST WEREN'T JUST YOUR OWN
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  • DOING.
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  • IT WAS BECAUSE GOD FAVORED YOU.
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  • YOU WOULDN'T BE WHERE YOU ARE
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  • IF THE GRACIOUS HAND OF GOD WAS
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  • NOT ON YOUR LIFE.
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  • EVERY ACCOMPLISHMENT, EVERY
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  • GOOD BREAK, EVERY OBSTACLE YOU
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  • OVERCAME, THAT WAS GOD OPENING
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  • THE DOOR, GOD BRINGING THE RIGHT
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  • PEOPLE, GOD TURNING IT AROUND.
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  • IT WAS THE CREATOR OF THE
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  • UNIVERSE SMILING DOWN ON YOU.
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  • HIS GRACIOUS HAND IS AT WORK IN
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  • YOUR LIFE.
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  • NOW YOU MAY NOT HAVE AS MUCH
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  • EDUCATION AS SOMEBODY ELSE.
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  • BUT THAT'S OKAY.
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  • YOU HAVE AN ADVANTAGE.
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  • YOU HAVE THIS FAVOR FACTOR.
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  • MAYBE YOU DON'T COME FROM THE
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  • MOST INFLUENTIAL FAMILY.
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  • THAT'S ALRIGHT.
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  • GOD'S FAVOR CAN TAKE YOU WHERE
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  • YOU COULD NOT GO ON YOUR OWN.
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  • DEEP DOWN YOU HAVE TO KNOW THERE
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  • IS SOMETHING ABOUT YOU THAT IS
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  • INDEFINABLE.
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  • IT CAN'T BE MEASURED, CAN'T BE
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  • PUT ON PAPER, CAN'T BE
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  • EXPLAINED.
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  • OTHER PEOPLE MAY NOT BE ABLE TO
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  • FIGURE IT OUT.
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  • ALL THEY KNOW IS YOU'VE GOT IT.
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  • THERE IS SOMETHING ABOUT YOU
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  • THEY LIKE, SOMETHING THAT CAUSES
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  • YOU TO OVERCOME, SOMETHING THAT
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  • CAUSES YOU TO SUCCEED.
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  • THAT'S THE GRACIOUS HAND OF GOD.
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  • WHEN YOU REALIZE YOU HAVE THIS
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  • ADVANTAGE, AN EDGE, YOU'LL GO
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  • OUT EACH DAY NOT INTIMIDATED BY
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  • YOUR DREAMS, NOT DISCOURAGED
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  • THINKING THAT THE PROBLEM IS TOO
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  • BIG.
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  • NO, YOU'LL PUT YOUR SHOULDERS
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  • BACK. YOU'LL HOLD YOUR HEAD UP
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  • HIGH AND GO OUT WITH A SPRING
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  • IN YOUR STEP, CONFIDENT,
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  • SECURE, KNOWING THAT YOU'VE GOT
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  • WHAT IT TAKES.
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  • YOU'VE GOT THE FAVOR OF GOD.
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  • RECENTLY SOMEONE CAME UP TO ME
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  • AND THEY WANTED TO START THIS
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  • NEW BUSINESS.
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  • THEY HAD DONE ALL THIS GREAT
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  • RESEARCH. THEY HAD A FANTASTIC
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  • PRESENTATION.
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  • BUT ON PAPER THEY DIDN'T HAVE
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  • THE EXPERIENCE. ON PAPER THEY
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  • WEREN'T QUALIFIED. IN THEIR
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  • HEART IT WAS TELLING THEM,
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  • "YES, I CAN DO THIS," BUT THEIR
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  • HEAD KEPT TELLING THEM ALL
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  • THE REASONS WHY IT WASN'T GOING
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  • TO WORK OUT.
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  • BUT YOU HAVE TO REMIND YOURSELF
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  • BECAUSE YOU KEEP GOD FIRST
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  • PLACE, BECAUSE YOU HONOR HIM
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  • WITH YOUR LIFE, THERE IS
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  • SOMETHING ABOUT YOU THAT CAN'T
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  • BE PUT ON PAPER, SOMETHING
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  • THAT'S INDEFINABLE.
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  • IT'S ALMIGHTY GOD BREATHING IN
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  • YOUR DIRECTION.
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  • IT'S GOD CAUSING GOOD BREAKS TO
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  • COME.
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  • IT'S THE RIGHT PEOPLE BEING
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  • ATTRACTED TO YOU.
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  • IT'S THE STILL SMALL VOICE
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  • GIVING YOU INSIDE INFORMATION,
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  • LETTING YOU KNOW THINGS THAT ARE
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  • CRITICAL TO YOUR SUCCESS.
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  • THAT CAN'T BE MEASURED.
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  • IN OTHER WORDS, YOU CAN HAVE
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  • LESS TALENT BUT WITH GOD'S FAVOR
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  • YOU'LL GO FURTHER THAN PEOPLE
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  • THAT HAVE MORE TALENT.
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  • YOU CAN HAVE LESS EXPERIENCE,
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  • LESS TRAINING, BUT BECAUSE
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  • ALMIGHTY GOD IS SMILING DOWN ON
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  • YOU, YOU'LL GO FURTHER THAN
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  • PEOPLE THAT HAVE MORE TRAINING,
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  • MORE EXPERIENCE.
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  • SOME OF YOU SMALL BUSINESS
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  • OWNERS, YOU MAY NOT HAVE ALL THE
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  • EQUIPMENT, ALL THE MARKETING,
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  • ALL THE MONEY BACKING YOU UP AS
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  • SOME BIG COMPETITOR, SOME BIG
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  • COMPANY BUT BECAUSE YOU HONOR
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  • GOD, HIS FAVOR CAN CAUSE YOU TO
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  • DEFY THE ODDS AND OUTPERFORM
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  • COMPANIES THAT SHOULD BE RUNNING
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  • CIRCLES AROUND YOU.
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  • THAT'S WHAT HAPPENED TO ONE OF
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  • OUR MEMBERS.
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  • HIS COMPUTER COMPANY, MADE UP OF
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  • THREE PEOPLE, JUST HAD A CLIENT
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  • COME TO HIM FROM ANOTHER COMPANY
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  • THAT WAS MORE THAN A HUNDRED
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  • TIMES HIS SIZE.
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  • THIS OTHER COMPANY HAS A HUGE
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  • STAFF, OFFICES ALL OVER THE
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  • WORLD, PRACTICALLY UNLIMITED IN
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  • RESOURCES BUT THIS CLIENT SAID,
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  • "WE LIKE YOUR WORK. WE'RE GOING
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  • TO MOVE OUR ACCOUNT TO YOUR
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  • FIRM."
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  • NOW HE IS OUTPERFORMING A
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  • COMPANY THAT IS MANY, MANY TIMES
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  • HIS SIZE.
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  • THAT OTHER COMPANY IS SCRATCHING
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  • THEIR HEAD THINKING, "WHAT IS IT
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  • WITH THIS MAN?"
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  • I'LL TELL YOU WHAT IT IS.
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  • IT'S THE GRACIOUS HAND OF GOD.
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  • IT'S GOD'S FAVOR CAUSING HIM TO
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  • STAND OUT. (APPLAUSE)
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  • IT'S GOD'S FAVOR CAUSING PEOPLE
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  • TO BE DRAWN TO HIM.
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  • FRIENDS, IT'S NOT NECESSARILY
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  • HOW BIG OR INFLUENTIAL OR
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  • EDUCATED SOMEONE IS.
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  • WHEN YOU HAVE THE FAVOR FACTOR
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  • THAT GIVES YOU AN ADVANTAGE.
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  • GOD'S FAVOR OPENS THE RIGHT
  • 00:06:56.160 --> 00:06:57.280
  • DOORS. HIS FAVOR WILL BRING
  • 00:06:57.280 --> 00:06:59.200
  • GOOD BREAKS.
  • 00:06:59.200 --> 00:07:01.130
  • THE FAVOR OF GOD WILL CAUSE YOU
  • 00:07:01.130 --> 00:07:02.220
  • TO ACCOMPLISH WHAT YOU COULD NOT
  • 00:07:02.220 --> 00:07:03.280
  • ACCOMPLISH ON YOUR OWN.
  • 00:07:03.280 --> 00:07:06.060
  • IT GIVES YOU AN EDGE.
  • 00:07:06.060 --> 00:07:07.250
  • NOW, IF YOU'RE GOING TO SEE THE
  • 00:07:07.250 --> 00:07:09.070
  • GRACIOUS HAND OF GOD AT WORK YOU
  • 00:07:09.070 --> 00:07:11.120
  • CAN'T GO THROUGH THE DAY
  • 00:07:11.120 --> 00:07:12.240
  • INTIMIDATED, THINKING THAT
  • 00:07:12.240 --> 00:07:14.160
  • YOU'RE AVERAGE AND "JOEL, I WISH
  • 00:07:14.160 --> 00:07:16.100
  • I WOULD GET SOME OF THESE GOOD
  • 00:07:16.100 --> 00:07:18.000
  • BREAKS."
  • 00:07:18.000 --> 00:07:19.020
  • NO, YOU HAVE TO CARRY YOURSELF
  • 00:07:19.020 --> 00:07:20.220
  • LIKE YOU HAVE GOD'S HAND ON YOU.
  • 00:07:20.220 --> 00:07:23.050
  • YOU HAVE TO THINK LIKE YOU HAVE
  • 00:07:23.050 --> 00:07:24.110
  • FAVOR, TALK LIKE YOU HAVE FAVOR,
  • 00:07:24.110 --> 00:07:27.000
  • WALK LIKE YOU HAVE FAVOR, DRESS
  • 00:07:27.000 --> 00:07:28.190
  • LIKE YOU HAVE FAVOR. NOT
  • 00:07:28.190 --> 00:07:29.190
  • ARROGANTLY.
  • 00:07:29.190 --> 00:07:31.190
  • NOT THINKING THAT YOU'RE BETTER
  • 00:07:31.190 --> 00:07:32.220
  • THAN SOMEBODY ELSE BUT WITH THIS
  • 00:07:32.220 --> 00:07:34.150
  • QUIET CONFIDENCE KNOWING THAT
  • 00:07:34.150 --> 00:07:36.170
  • YOU HAVE AN ADVANTAGE. YOU HAVE
  • 00:07:36.170 --> 00:07:38.060
  • AN EDGE. THE GRACIOUS HAND OF
  • 00:07:38.060 --> 00:07:39.230
  • GOD IS ON YOUR LIFE.
  • 00:07:39.230 --> 00:07:42.100
  • THAT'S WHAT NEHEMIAH DID IN THE
  • 00:07:42.100 --> 00:07:43.140
  • SCRIPTURE.
  • 00:07:43.140 --> 00:07:45.000
  • HE HEARD THAT THE WALLS OF
  • 00:07:45.000 --> 00:07:46.080
  • JERUSALEM HAD BEEN TORN DOWN.
  • 00:07:46.080 --> 00:07:48.100
  • THE PEOPLE WERE LIVING THERE
  • 00:07:48.100 --> 00:07:49.290
  • UNPROTECTED. THIS REALLY
  • 00:07:49.290 --> 00:07:50.270
  • BOTHERED HIM. THAT'S WHERE HE
  • 00:07:50.270 --> 00:07:52.010
  • WAS FROM. GOD PUT A DREAM IN
  • 00:07:52.010 --> 00:07:53.270
  • HIS HEART TO REBUILD THESE
  • 00:07:53.270 --> 00:07:55.190
  • WALLS. IN THE NATURAL IT WAS
  • 00:07:55.190 --> 00:07:57.170
  • IMPOSSIBLE.
  • 00:07:57.170 --> 00:07:59.140
  • HE WAS LIVING OVER A THOUSAND
  • 00:07:59.140 --> 00:08:00.270
  • MILES AWAY WORKING AS A CUP
  • 00:08:00.270 --> 00:08:02.270
  • BEARER TO THE KING.
  • 00:08:02.270 --> 00:08:04.280
  • HE DIDN'T HAVE THE MONEY, THE
  • 00:08:04.280 --> 00:08:06.010
  • MANPOWER, THE INFLUENCE.
  • 00:08:06.010 --> 00:08:07.240
  • ON PAPER HE DIDN'T HAVE A
  • 00:08:07.240 --> 00:08:09.080
  • CHANCE.
  • 00:08:09.080 --> 00:08:10.270
  • THE DREAM WAS MUCH BIGGER THAN
  • 00:08:10.270 --> 00:08:11.290
  • HE COULD ACCOMPLISH ON HIS OWN.
  • 00:08:11.290 --> 00:08:13.000
  • BUT NEHEMIAH UNDERSTOOD THIS
  • 00:08:13.000 --> 00:08:15.110
  • PRINCIPLE.
  • 00:08:15.110 --> 00:08:17.050
  • HE KNEW HE HAD THE FAVOR FACTOR.
  • 00:08:17.050 --> 00:08:19.100
  • ONE DAY HE ASKED THE KING FOR
  • 00:08:19.100 --> 00:08:21.120
  • PERMISSION TO TAKE A LEAVE OF
  • 00:08:21.120 --> 00:08:22.260
  • ABSENCE TO GO BACK TO JERUSALEM
  • 00:08:22.260 --> 00:08:25.130
  • AND BUILD THOSE WALLS.
  • 00:08:25.130 --> 00:08:26.200
  • NOTICE HIS CONFIDENCE, HIS
  • 00:08:26.200 --> 00:08:28.010
  • BOLDNESS. HE WASN'T HIGH UP IN
  • 00:08:28.010 --> 00:08:29.200
  • THE KING'S STAFF.
  • 00:08:29.200 --> 00:08:31.220
  • HE WASN'T A CABINET MEMBER, AN
  • 00:08:31.220 --> 00:08:33.020
  • ADVISOR.
  • 00:08:33.020 --> 00:08:34.160
  • HE WAS WORKING IN THE KITCHEN,
  • 00:08:34.160 --> 00:08:35.290
  • CLEANING THE TABLES, NOT
  • 00:08:35.290 --> 00:08:37.090
  • NECESSARILY AN INFLUENTIAL
  • 00:08:37.090 --> 00:08:38.150
  • POSITION.
  • 00:08:38.150 --> 00:08:40.010
  • BUT WHEN HE ASKED THE KING
  • 00:08:40.010 --> 00:08:41.140
  • DIDN'T HESITATE.
  • 00:08:41.140 --> 00:08:43.090
  • HE SAID, "NO PROBLEM NEHEMIAH.
  • 00:08:43.090 --> 00:08:44.130
  • GO AHEAD AND GO BACK AND REBUILD
  • 00:08:44.130 --> 00:08:45.160
  • THOSE WALLS."
  • 00:08:45.160 --> 00:08:46.230
  • GOD CAUSED HIM TO HAVE FAVOR.
  • 00:08:46.230 --> 00:08:48.130
  • BUT NEHEMIAH DIDN'T STOP THERE.
  • 00:08:48.130 --> 00:08:50.150
  • HE SAID, "KING, I NEED YOUR
  • 00:08:50.150 --> 00:08:51.200
  • HELP.
  • 00:08:51.200 --> 00:08:53.000
  • I NEED YOU TO WRITE A LETTER TO
  • 00:08:53.000 --> 00:08:54.060
  • ALL THE DIFFERENT LEADERS OF THE
  • 00:08:54.060 --> 00:08:55.240
  • REGIONS I'M GOING TO BE
  • 00:08:55.240 --> 00:08:57.080
  • TRAVELING THROUGH TELLING THEM
  • 00:08:57.080 --> 00:08:59.060
  • WHO I AM AND WHAT I'M DOING SO
  • 00:08:59.060 --> 00:09:00.250
  • I'LL HAVE PROTECTION, SO THEY
  • 00:09:00.250 --> 00:09:02.250
  • WON'T HARM ME."
  • 00:09:02.250 --> 00:09:04.220
  • THE KING AGREED.
  • 00:09:04.220 --> 00:09:06.030
  • NEHEMIAH STILL WASN'T FINISHED.
  • 00:09:06.030 --> 00:09:07.190
  • HE SAID, "KING, ONE MORE THING.
  • 00:09:07.190 --> 00:09:09.110
  • I DON'T HAVE ANY MONEY.
  • 00:09:09.110 --> 00:09:10.270
  • I DON'T HAVE ANY RESOURCES.
  • 00:09:10.270 --> 00:09:12.130
  • I NEED YOU TO WRITE A LETTER
  • 00:09:12.130 --> 00:09:14.050
  • ASKING THE PEOPLE THAT OWN THE
  • 00:09:14.050 --> 00:09:15.240
  • TIMBER MILLS AND THE SUPPLY
  • 00:09:15.240 --> 00:09:17.050
  • HOUSES TO GIVE ME THE MATERIALS
  • 00:09:17.050 --> 00:09:19.190
  • TO REBUILD THESE WALLS."
  • 00:09:19.190 --> 00:09:21.120
  • ONCE AGAIN THE KING SAID, "NO
  • 00:09:21.120 --> 00:09:23.040
  • PROBLEM NEHEMIAH. I'LL DO IT
  • 00:09:23.040 --> 00:09:24.190
  • FOR YOU."
  • 00:09:24.190 --> 00:09:26.170
  • NEHEMIAH LEFT THAT DAY NOT ONLY
  • 00:09:26.170 --> 00:09:27.290
  • WITH THE PROTECTION BUT WITH THE
  • 00:09:27.290 --> 00:09:29.270
  • MATERIALS HE NEEDED TO COMPLETE
  • 00:09:29.270 --> 00:09:31.110
  • THE TASK.
  • 00:09:31.110 --> 00:09:33.130
  • IN NEHEMIAH 2 VERSE 8 IT TELLS
  • 00:09:33.130 --> 00:09:35.030
  • US WHY THIS HAPPENED.
  • 00:09:35.030 --> 00:09:36.200
  • NEHEMIAH SAID, "THE KING GRANTED
  • 00:09:36.200 --> 00:09:38.130
  • ME THESE REQUESTS BECAUSE THE
  • 00:09:38.130 --> 00:09:40.140
  • GRACIOUS HAND OF GOD WAS UPON
  • 00:09:40.140 --> 00:09:43.010
  • ME."
  • 00:09:43.010 --> 00:09:44.070
  • NEHEMIAH RECOGNIZED HE HAD THE
  • 00:09:44.070 --> 00:09:46.020
  • FAVOR FACTOR. HE KNEW GOD HAD
  • 00:09:46.020 --> 00:09:48.020
  • PUT SOMETHING ON HIM.
  • 00:09:48.020 --> 00:09:49.100
  • EVEN THOUGH ON PAPER HE WASN'T
  • 00:09:49.250 --> 00:09:52.250
  • QUALIFIED, HE DIDN'T HAVE THE
  • 00:09:52.250 --> 00:09:54.070
  • EXPERIENCE, HE DIDN'T HAVE THE
  • 00:09:54.070 --> 00:09:55.180
  • RESOURCES, HE SAID IN EFFECT,
  • 00:09:55.180 --> 00:09:57.110
  • "I'VE GOT SOMETHING BETTER THAN
  • 00:09:57.110 --> 00:09:59.040
  • THAT. THE GRACIOUS HAND OF GOD
  • 00:09:59.040 --> 00:10:00.190
  • IS ON MY LIFE."
  • 00:10:00.190 --> 00:10:02.030
  • WHEN YOU UNDERSTAND YOU HAVE
  • 00:10:02.030 --> 00:10:03.260
  • THIS SAME FAVOR, THEN LIKE
  • 00:10:03.260 --> 00:10:05.130
  • NEHEMIAH YOU'LL RISE UP WITH A
  • 00:10:05.130 --> 00:10:07.200
  • BOLDNESS, WITH A CONFIDENCE AND
  • 00:10:07.200 --> 00:10:09.050
  • YOU'LL PURSUE WHAT GOD HAS
  • 00:10:09.050 --> 00:10:10.220
  • PLACED IN YOUR HEART. HE GOT TO
  • 00:10:10.220 --> 00:10:12.100
  • JERUSALEM AND HE SAW THE PLACE
  • 00:10:12.100 --> 00:10:14.220
  • WAS IN TOTAL DISARRAY, MUCH
  • 00:10:14.220 --> 00:10:15.240
  • WORSE THAN HE EXPECTED.
  • 00:10:15.240 --> 00:10:18.070
  • HE FOUND SOME PEOPLE AND SHARED
  • 00:10:18.070 --> 00:10:19.120
  • HIS VISION TO REBUILD THE WALLS.
  • 00:10:19.120 --> 00:10:21.060
  • TRYING TO CONVINCE THEM TO HELP,
  • 00:10:21.060 --> 00:10:23.160
  • HE SAID IN VERSE 18, "I TOLD
  • 00:10:23.160 --> 00:10:24.270
  • THEM HOW THE GRACIOUS HAND
  • 00:10:24.270 --> 00:10:26.070
  • OF GOD WAS ON MY LIFE."
  • 00:10:27.290 --> 00:10:30.290
  • NOTICE HOW NEHEMIAH WAS ALWAYS
  • 00:10:30.290 --> 00:10:31.210
  • BRAGGING ON GOD'S FAVOR.
  • 00:10:31.210 --> 00:10:33.010
  • NO DOUBT SOME OF THEM SAID,
  • 00:10:33.010 --> 00:10:34.080
  • "NEHEMIAH, YOU CAN'T DO THIS.
  • 00:10:34.080 --> 00:10:35.150
  • YOU'RE NOT A BUILDER.
  • 00:10:35.190 --> 00:10:38.190
  • YOU'RE NOT QUALIFIED.
  • 00:10:38.190 --> 00:10:39.140
  • YOU DON'T HAVE THE EXPERIENCE.
  • 00:10:39.140 --> 00:10:40.130
  • THIS IS IMPOSSIBLE."
  • 00:10:40.130 --> 00:10:41.130
  • HE SAID, "NO, NO.
  • 00:10:41.130 --> 00:10:42.120
  • THERE'S SOMETHING ABOUT ME YOU
  • 00:10:42.120 --> 00:10:43.120
  • CAN'T SEE, SOMETHING THAT CAN'T
  • 00:10:43.120 --> 00:10:44.100
  • BE PUT ON PAPER. THE GRACIOUS
  • 00:10:44.100 --> 00:10:45.070
  • HAND OF GOD IS ON MY LIFE."
  • 00:10:45.070 --> 00:10:48.040
  • THEY STARTED REBUILDING THESE
  • 00:10:48.040 --> 00:10:49.080
  • WALLS AND HAD ALL KINDS OF
  • 00:10:49.080 --> 00:10:50.230
  • OPPOSITION.
  • 00:10:50.230 --> 00:10:51.230
  • THE CITY LEADERS TRIED TO SHUT
  • 00:10:51.230 --> 00:10:52.280
  • THEM DOWN. THE CRITICS TRIED TO
  • 00:10:52.280 --> 00:10:54.070
  • STOP THEM. THESE BANDITS CAME
  • 00:10:54.070 --> 00:10:55.220
  • UP AND STARTED FIGHTING.
  • 00:10:55.220 --> 00:10:58.020
  • ONE THING AFTER ANOTHER BUT
  • 00:10:58.020 --> 00:10:59.140
  • EVERY TIME THE FAVOR OF GOD
  • 00:10:59.140 --> 00:11:01.170
  • HELPED THEM TO OVERCOME.
  • 00:11:01.170 --> 00:11:03.250
  • IT SHOULD HAVE TAKEN THEM AT
  • 00:11:03.250 --> 00:11:04.180
  • LEAST A YEAR TO COMPLETE THE
  • 00:11:04.180 --> 00:11:06.010
  • WALLS BUT THEY DID IT IN JUST 52
  • 00:11:06.010 --> 00:11:07.200
  • DAYS.
  • 00:11:07.200 --> 00:11:09.190
  • WHEN YOU REALIZE GOD'S HAND OF
  • 00:11:09.190 --> 00:11:11.090
  • FAVOR IS UPON YOU, YOU WILL
  • 00:11:11.090 --> 00:11:13.010
  • ACCOMPLISH YOUR DREAMS FASTER
  • 00:11:13.010 --> 00:11:14.130
  • THAN YOU THOUGHT.
  • 00:11:14.130 --> 00:11:16.030
  • YOU MAY BE FACING A SITUATION
  • 00:11:16.030 --> 00:11:18.030
  • LIKE NEHEMIAH THAT SEEMS
  • 00:11:18.030 --> 00:11:19.140
  • IMPOSSIBLE.
  • 00:11:19.140 --> 00:11:21.130
  • DON'T GO AROUND TALKING ABOUT
  • 00:11:21.130 --> 00:11:22.250
  • HOW BIG THE PROBLEM IS, HOW
  • 00:11:22.250 --> 00:11:24.090
  • YOU'RE NEVER GOING TO MAKE IT.
  • 00:11:24.090 --> 00:11:26.050
  • "I JUST DON'T HAVE THE
  • 00:11:26.050 --> 00:11:26.270
  • RESOURCES."
  • 00:11:26.270 --> 00:11:28.070
  • NO, ZIP THAT UP AND DO LIKE HE
  • 00:11:28.070 --> 00:11:29.080
  • DID.
  • 00:11:29.080 --> 00:11:30.170
  • START DECLARING, "THE GRACIOUS
  • 00:11:30.170 --> 00:11:31.200
  • HAND OF GOD IS UPON MY LIFE."
  • 00:11:31.200 --> 00:11:34.000
  • (APPLAUSE)
  • 00:11:34.000 --> 00:11:35.020
  • "HOW ARE YOU GOING TO GET OUT
  • 00:11:35.020 --> 00:11:35.290
  • OF DEBT?"
  • 00:11:35.290 --> 00:11:36.280
  • "THE GRACIOUS HAND OF GOD."
  • 00:11:36.280 --> 00:11:37.270
  • "HOW ARE YOU GOING TO GET WELL?"
  • 00:11:37.270 --> 00:11:39.150
  • "THE GRACIOUS HAND OF GOD."
  • 00:11:39.150 --> 00:11:41.030
  • "HOW ARE YOU GOING TO BREAK THAT
  • 00:11:41.030 --> 00:11:42.080
  • ADDICTION?"
  • 00:11:42.080 --> 00:11:43.040
  • "THE GRACIOUS HAND OF GOD."
  • 00:11:43.040 --> 00:11:44.220
  • "HOW ARE YOU GOING TO ACCOMPLISH
  • 00:11:44.220 --> 00:11:45.160
  • YOUR DREAMS?"
  • 00:11:45.160 --> 00:11:46.140
  • "THE GRACIOUS HAND OF GOD."
  • 00:11:46.140 --> 00:11:48.060
  • THE MORE YOU BRAG ON GOD'S FAVOR
  • 00:11:48.060 --> 00:11:50.030
  • THE MORE OF HIS FAVOR YOU'LL
  • 00:11:50.030 --> 00:11:51.100
  • SEE.
  • 00:11:51.100 --> 00:11:53.020
  • IF NEHEMIAH WOULD HAVE THOUGHT,
  • 00:11:53.020 --> 00:11:54.090
  • "AH, MAN. I'M JUST AVERAGE.
  • 00:11:54.090 --> 00:11:55.120
  • I'D LOVE TO REBUILD THE WALLS
  • 00:11:55.120 --> 00:11:56.280
  • BUT I DON'T HAVE THE MONEY.
  • 00:11:56.280 --> 00:11:58.120
  • MY BOSS WILL NEVER LET ME OFF.
  • 00:11:58.120 --> 00:12:00.050
  • I LIVE TOO FAR AWAY,"
  • 00:12:00.050 --> 00:12:01.230
  • WE WOULDN'T BE READING ABOUT
  • 00:12:01.230 --> 00:12:02.180
  • HIM TODAY.
  • 00:12:02.180 --> 00:12:03.260
  • SOME OF YOU ARE DISQUALIFYING
  • 00:12:03.260 --> 00:12:05.050
  • YOURSELF. GOD'S GRACIOUS HAND
  • 00:12:05.050 --> 00:12:06.260
  • IS ON YOU.
  • 00:12:06.260 --> 00:12:09.210
  • YOU HAVE THIS FAVOR FACTOR BUT
  • 00:12:09.210 --> 00:12:11.080
  • YOU KEEP DWELLING ON EVERYTHING
  • 00:12:11.080 --> 00:12:13.070
  • YOU DON'T HAVE, THE MISTAKES
  • 00:12:13.070 --> 00:12:14.110
  • YOU'VE MADE, HOW SOMEBODY ELSE
  • 00:12:14.110 --> 00:12:15.200
  • IS SO MUCH MORE TALENTED.
  • 00:12:15.200 --> 00:12:17.270
  • YOU'RE JUST LOOKING IN THE
  • 00:12:17.270 --> 00:12:19.250
  • NATURAL, AT WHAT'S ON PAPER, BUT
  • 00:12:19.250 --> 00:12:21.220
  • THERE IS SOMETHING ABOUT YOU
  • 00:12:21.220 --> 00:12:23.220
  • THAT CANNOT BE MEASURED,
  • 00:12:23.220 --> 00:12:25.020
  • SOMETHING THAT GOES BEYOND YOUR
  • 00:12:25.020 --> 00:12:26.060
  • TALENT, YOUR EDUCATION, YOUR
  • 00:12:26.060 --> 00:12:28.050
  • ABILITY.
  • 00:12:28.050 --> 00:12:29.090
  • IT'S THE FAVOR OF ALMIGHTY GOD.
  • 00:12:29.090 --> 00:12:31.250
  • NOW QUIT TELLING YOURSELF THE
  • 00:12:31.250 --> 00:12:33.070
  • WALL IS TOO BIG, THE DREAM IS
  • 00:12:33.070 --> 00:12:34.160
  • TOO GREAT, THE OBSTACLES ARE TOO
  • 00:12:34.160 --> 00:12:36.030
  • HIGH.
  • 00:12:36.030 --> 00:12:37.240
  • NO, IT'S NOT GOING TO HAPPEN IN
  • 00:12:37.240 --> 00:12:39.140
  • YOUR OWN STRENGTH.
  • 00:12:39.140 --> 00:12:40.290
  • IT'S NOT GOING TO HAPPEN IN YOUR
  • 00:12:40.290 --> 00:12:41.280
  • OWN POWER.
  • 00:12:41.280 --> 00:12:42.290
  • IT'S GOING TO HAPPEN BECAUSE
  • 00:12:42.290 --> 00:12:43.280
  • ALMIGHTY GOD FAVORS YOU.
  • 00:12:44.020 --> 00:12:47.020
  • THE VICTORY IS GOING TO COME
  • 00:12:47.020 --> 00:12:47.280
  • BECAUSE GOD SMILES DOWN ON YOU.
  • 00:12:47.280 --> 00:12:50.140
  • NOW LET'S GET IN AGREEMENT WITH
  • 00:12:50.140 --> 00:12:51.100
  • GOD.
  • 00:12:51.100 --> 00:12:52.130
  • DON'T GO AROUND THINKING ALL
  • 00:12:52.130 --> 00:12:53.150
  • THESE NEGATIVE, SELF-DEFEATING
  • 00:12:53.150 --> 00:12:54.200
  • THOUGHTS.
  • 00:12:54.200 --> 00:12:56.090
  • NO, ALL THROUGH THE DAY,
  • 00:12:56.090 --> 00:12:57.140
  • "FATHER, THANK YOU THAT YOUR
  • 00:12:57.140 --> 00:12:58.190
  • GRACIOUS HAND IS UPON ME.
  • 00:12:58.190 --> 00:13:00.060
  • I KNOW I HAVE AN ADVANTAGE.
  • 00:13:00.060 --> 00:13:02.090
  • I HAVE AN EDGE. OTHER PEOPLE
  • 00:13:02.090 --> 00:13:04.000
  • MAY NOT SEE IT. THEY MAY TRY TO
  • 00:13:04.000 --> 00:13:06.030
  • PUSH ME DOWN, DISQUALIFY ME.
  • 00:13:06.030 --> 00:13:08.000
  • BUT THAT'S OKAY. I KNOW THE
  • 00:13:08.000 --> 00:13:09.040
  • TRUTH. I HAVE THE FAVOR FACTOR.
  • 00:13:09.040 --> 00:13:11.130
  • I'M WELL ABLE TO FULFILL MY
  • 00:13:11.130 --> 00:13:12.140
  • DESTINY."
  • 00:13:12.140 --> 00:13:14.060
  • THIS IS WHAT NEHEMIAH DID AND
  • 00:13:14.060 --> 00:13:15.150
  • TODAY WE'RE READING ABOUT HIM AS
  • 00:13:15.150 --> 00:13:17.050
  • ONE OF THE HEROES OF FAITH.
  • 00:13:17.050 --> 00:13:19.250
  • WHEN YOU ARE IN DIFFICULT TIMES,
  • 00:13:19.250 --> 00:13:21.120
  • MORE THAN EVER, YOU NEED TO
  • 00:13:21.120 --> 00:13:23.060
  • DECLARE GOD'S FAVOR.
  • 00:13:23.060 --> 00:13:25.170
  • DAVID SAID IN PSALM 41, "THE
  • 00:13:25.170 --> 00:13:27.060
  • FAVOR OF GOD KEEPS MY ENEMIES
  • 00:13:27.060 --> 00:13:29.160
  • FROM DEFEATING ME."
  • 00:13:29.160 --> 00:13:31.100
  • NOTICE WHAT'S GOING TO KEEP YOU
  • 00:13:31.100 --> 00:13:33.020
  • FROM BEING DEFEATED; THE FAVOR
  • 00:13:33.020 --> 00:13:34.090
  • OF GOD.
  • 00:13:34.090 --> 00:13:36.050
  • IN YOUR FINANCES, BUSINESS MAY
  • 00:13:36.050 --> 00:13:37.090
  • BE SLOW. YOU DON'T SEE HOW YOU
  • 00:13:37.090 --> 00:13:39.000
  • COULD EVER GET AHEAD.
  • 00:13:39.000 --> 00:13:41.000
  • YOU NEED TO LOOK AT THAT ENEMY
  • 00:13:41.000 --> 00:13:42.220
  • OF DEBT, THAT ENEMY OF LACK AND
  • 00:13:42.220 --> 00:13:44.130
  • SAY, "YOU WILL NOT DEFEAT ME.
  • 00:13:44.130 --> 00:13:45.250
  • I HAVE THE FAVOR OF GOD.
  • 00:13:45.250 --> 00:13:48.030
  • WHATEVER I TOUCH WILL PROSPER
  • 00:13:48.030 --> 00:13:49.040
  • AND SUCCEED."
  • 00:13:49.040 --> 00:13:50.180
  • SPEAK FAVOR OVER YOUR FINANCES.
  • 00:13:50.180 --> 00:13:52.220
  • IN YOUR HEALTH MAYBE YOU'RE
  • 00:13:52.220 --> 00:13:54.210
  • FACING A SICKNESS. THE ODDS ARE
  • 00:13:54.210 --> 00:13:56.140
  • AGAINST YOU. THE MEDICAL REPORT
  • 00:13:56.140 --> 00:13:57.240
  • SAYS, "NO WAY."
  • 00:13:57.240 --> 00:13:59.150
  • LOOK AT THAT ENEMY OF SICKNESS
  • 00:13:59.150 --> 00:14:01.170
  • AND SAY, "YOU WILL NOT DEFEAT
  • 00:14:01.170 --> 00:14:02.190
  • ME. THE GRACIOUS HAND OF GOD IS
  • 00:14:02.190 --> 00:14:03.220
  • ON MY LIFE.
  • 00:14:03.220 --> 00:14:05.290
  • HEALING IS FLOWING THROUGH ME.
  • 00:14:05.290 --> 00:14:07.160
  • I'M GETTING STRONGER, HEALTHIER,
  • 00:14:07.160 --> 00:14:08.210
  • BETTER EVERY DAY."
  • 00:14:08.210 --> 00:14:10.180
  • THIS IS WHAT JOB DID. HE WENT
  • 00:14:10.180 --> 00:14:12.050
  • THROUGH A NINE-MONTH PERIOD
  • 00:14:12.050 --> 00:14:13.260
  • WHERE EVERYTHING THAT COULD
  • 00:14:13.260 --> 00:14:15.070
  • GO WRONG DID. HE LOST HIS
  • 00:14:15.070 --> 00:14:16.100
  • BUSINESS. HE LOST HIS HEALTH.
  • 00:14:16.100 --> 00:14:19.000
  • HAD THESE BIG BOILS ALL OVER HIS
  • 00:14:19.000 --> 00:14:20.180
  • BODY. I'M SURE IT WAS VERY
  • 00:14:20.180 --> 00:14:21.180
  • PAINFUL.
  • 00:14:21.180 --> 00:14:23.180
  • HIS WIFE SAID, "JOB, JUST CURSE
  • 00:14:23.180 --> 00:14:25.010
  • GOD AND DIE. IT'S NEVER GOING
  • 00:14:25.010 --> 00:14:26.080
  • TO WORK OUT. THIS IS THE END OF
  • 00:14:26.080 --> 00:14:27.140
  • US."
  • 00:14:27.140 --> 00:14:28.120
  • JOB HAD PLENTY OF OPPORTUNITIES
  • 00:14:28.120 --> 00:14:30.050
  • TO GET NEGATIVE, BITTER, BLAME
  • 00:14:30.050 --> 00:14:32.160
  • GOD. NO, JOB UNDERSTOOD THIS
  • 00:14:32.160 --> 00:14:34.110
  • PRINCIPLE.
  • 00:14:34.110 --> 00:14:35.260
  • HE KNEW THE FAVOR OF GOD WOULD
  • 00:14:35.260 --> 00:14:37.080
  • KEEP HIS ENEMIES FROM DEFEATING
  • 00:14:37.080 --> 00:14:38.270
  • HIM.
  • 00:14:38.270 --> 00:14:40.260
  • IN THE MIDST OF THE ADVERSITY IT
  • 00:14:40.260 --> 00:14:42.110
  • DIDN'T LOOK GOOD. HE FELT BAD.
  • 00:14:42.140 --> 00:14:45.140
  • ALL THE ODDS WERE AGAINST HIM.
  • 00:14:45.140 --> 00:14:47.010
  • BUT HE SAID IN JOB, CHAPTER 10,
  • 00:14:47.010 --> 00:14:49.200
  • "GOD, I KNOW YOU HAVE GRANTED ME
  • 00:14:49.200 --> 00:14:50.180
  • FAVOR."
  • 00:14:50.180 --> 00:14:53.120
  • HE WAS BASICALLY SAYING WHAT
  • 00:14:53.120 --> 00:14:54.160
  • NEHEMIAH SAID, "THE GRACIOUS
  • 00:14:54.160 --> 00:14:55.270
  • HAND OF GOD IS UPON ME."
  • 00:14:55.270 --> 00:14:58.250
  • NOW, IN THE NATURAL IT DIDN'T
  • 00:14:58.250 --> 00:15:00.040
  • LOOK LIKE JOB HAD ANY FAVOR.
  • 00:15:00.040 --> 00:15:02.250
  • IT LOOKED LIKE EVERY BAD BREAK
  • 00:15:02.250 --> 00:15:04.040
  • THAT COULD HAVE COME DID.
  • 00:15:04.040 --> 00:15:06.280
  • BUT THIS IS WHAT FAITH IS ALL
  • 00:15:06.280 --> 00:15:07.280
  • ABOUT. YOU CAN'T WAIT TILL YOU
  • 00:15:07.280 --> 00:15:09.280
  • SEE IT BEFORE YOU DECIDE TO
  • 00:15:09.280 --> 00:15:11.160
  • BELIEVE IT. YOU HAVE TO BELIEVE
  • 00:15:11.160 --> 00:15:12.240
  • IT FIRST AND THEN YOU'LL SEE
  • 00:15:12.240 --> 00:15:14.280
  • IT. (APPLAUSE)
  • 00:15:14.280 --> 00:15:16.190
  • YOU MAY BE THINKING, "JOEL,
  • 00:15:16.190 --> 00:15:17.230
  • I DON'T HAVE ANY OF THIS FAVOR.
  • 00:15:17.230 --> 00:15:19.200
  • GOD'S GRACIOUS HAND IS NOT ON
  • 00:15:19.200 --> 00:15:21.160
  • ME. IF YOU KNEW MY SITUATION.
  • 00:15:21.160 --> 00:15:23.170
  • IF YOU COULD ONLY SEE MY
  • 00:15:23.170 --> 00:15:25.060
  • PROBLEM."
  • 00:15:25.060 --> 00:15:26.150
  • NO, YOU'RE RIGHT WHERE JOB WAS.
  • 00:15:26.150 --> 00:15:27.230
  • YOU'RE RIGHT WHERE NEHEMIAH WAS.
  • 00:15:27.230 --> 00:15:29.110
  • WHAT'S GOING TO DETERMINE THE
  • 00:15:29.110 --> 00:15:30.290
  • OUTCOME IS WHAT KIND OF ATTITUDE
  • 00:15:30.290 --> 00:15:32.180
  • YOU HAVE.
  • 00:15:32.180 --> 00:15:33.230
  • WHAT'S INTERESTING IS JOB SAID,
  • 00:15:33.230 --> 00:15:36.200
  • "GOD, YOU HAVE GRANTED ME
  • 00:15:36.200 --> 00:15:38.060
  • FAVOR," IN CHAPTER 10.
  • 00:15:38.060 --> 00:15:40.280
  • HE DIDN'T GET RESTORED AND
  • 00:15:40.280 --> 00:15:42.110
  • HEALED AND SEE THINGS TURN
  • 00:15:42.110 --> 00:15:43.140
  • AROUND UNTIL CHAPTER 42.
  • 00:15:43.150 --> 00:15:46.150
  • RIGHT AT THE BEGINNING OF THE
  • 00:15:46.150 --> 00:15:48.110
  • TROUBLE, WHEN IT HIT HIM THE
  • 00:15:48.110 --> 00:15:50.120
  • HARDEST, HE WAS THE MOST TEMPTED
  • 00:15:50.120 --> 00:15:51.260
  • TO GET DOWN, THAT'S WHEN HE DUG
  • 00:15:51.260 --> 00:15:53.130
  • HIS HEELS IN, LIFTED HIS FACE
  • 00:15:53.130 --> 00:15:55.230
  • TOWARD THE HEAVENS AND SAID,
  • 00:15:55.230 --> 00:15:57.010
  • "FATHER, I WANT TO THANK YOU
  • 00:15:57.010 --> 00:15:58.140
  • THAT I HAVE YOUR FAVOR."
  • 00:15:58.140 --> 00:16:00.120
  • NO WONDER JOB CAME OUT WITH
  • 00:16:00.120 --> 00:16:01.260
  • TWICE WHAT HE HAD BEFORE.
  • 00:16:01.260 --> 00:16:03.190
  • NO WONDER HIS ENEMIES COULDN'T
  • 00:16:03.190 --> 00:16:05.070
  • KEEP HIM DEFEATED.
  • 00:16:05.070 --> 00:16:06.250
  • A LOT OF TIMES WE THINK, "GOD,
  • 00:16:06.250 --> 00:16:08.110
  • AS SOON AS IT TURNS AROUND THEN
  • 00:16:08.110 --> 00:16:10.100
  • I'LL KNOW I HAVE YOUR FAVOR.
  • 00:16:10.100 --> 00:16:12.120
  • THEN I'LL THANK YOU."
  • 00:16:12.120 --> 00:16:13.120
  • "GOD, AS SOON AS I REBUILD THE
  • 00:16:13.120 --> 00:16:14.230
  • WALLS THEN I'LL TELL PEOPLE YOUR
  • 00:16:14.230 --> 00:16:16.140
  • GRACIOUS HAND IS UPON ME."
  • 00:16:16.140 --> 00:16:18.050
  • "AS SOON AS I ACCOMPLISH MY
  • 00:16:18.050 --> 00:16:19.040
  • DREAMS THEN I'LL BRAG ON YOUR
  • 00:16:19.040 --> 00:16:20.000
  • GOODNESS."
  • 00:16:20.000 --> 00:16:22.080
  • NO, WHAT CAUSES GOD TO DEFEAT
  • 00:16:22.080 --> 00:16:23.150
  • OUR ENEMIES, WHAT CAUSES HIM TO
  • 00:16:23.150 --> 00:16:25.190
  • GIVE US BREAKTHROUGHS AND
  • 00:16:25.190 --> 00:16:27.090
  • SUPERNATURAL ABILITY IS WHEN WE
  • 00:16:27.090 --> 00:16:29.010
  • THANK GOD FOR HIS FAVOR EVEN
  • 00:16:29.010 --> 00:16:31.230
  • THOUGH WE DON'T SEE ANY SIGN OF
  • 00:16:31.230 --> 00:16:33.150
  • FAVOR.
  • 00:16:33.150 --> 00:16:35.000
  • WHEN YOU SAY, "FATHER, THANK YOU
  • 00:16:35.000 --> 00:16:36.100
  • THAT YOUR GRACIOUS HAND IS UPON
  • 00:16:36.100 --> 00:16:37.220
  • ME," EVEN THOUGH NOTHING IS
  • 00:16:37.220 --> 00:16:39.020
  • GOING YOUR WAY.
  • 00:16:39.020 --> 00:16:40.140
  • WHEN YOU SAY, "LORD, I KNOW I'VE
  • 00:16:40.140 --> 00:16:41.220
  • GOT WHAT IT TAKES," EVEN THOUGH
  • 00:16:41.220 --> 00:16:43.030
  • YOU FEEL UNQUALIFIED, INFERIOR.
  • 00:16:43.030 --> 00:16:45.210
  • THAT'S WHAT ALLOWS GOD TO DO
  • 00:16:45.210 --> 00:16:47.110
  • AMAZING THINGS.
  • 00:16:47.110 --> 00:16:49.040
  • IF JOB WOULD HAVE JUST SAT BACK
  • 00:16:49.040 --> 00:16:50.210
  • AND THOUGHT, "WELL, I'M A GOOD
  • 00:16:50.210 --> 00:16:51.240
  • PERSON. I LOVE THE LORD.
  • 00:16:51.240 --> 00:16:53.120
  • I HOPE GOD WILL DO SOMETHING
  • 00:16:53.120 --> 00:16:54.240
  • ABOUT THIS TROUBLE,"
  • 00:16:54.240 --> 00:16:56.040
  • HE WOULD HAVE STAYED DEFEATED.
  • 00:16:56.040 --> 00:16:57.190
  • JOB CAME OUT WITH THE VICTORY
  • 00:16:57.190 --> 00:16:59.140
  • BECAUSE HE KICKED HIS FAITH INTO
  • 00:16:59.140 --> 00:17:02.030
  • GEAR AND STARTED SPEAKING FAVOR
  • 00:17:02.030 --> 00:17:03.050
  • IN THE MIDST OF THE ADVERSITY.
  • 00:17:03.050 --> 00:17:05.230
  • SOME OF YOU ARE UP AGAINST BIG
  • 00:17:05.230 --> 00:17:07.150
  • CHALLENGES. THIS IS NOT THE
  • 00:17:07.150 --> 00:17:08.200
  • TIME TO BE PASSIVE.
  • 00:17:08.200 --> 00:17:10.090
  • MORE THAN EVER, LIKE JOB, LIKE
  • 00:17:10.090 --> 00:17:12.000
  • NEHEMIAH, YOU NEED TO START
  • 00:17:12.000 --> 00:17:13.130
  • DECLARING GOD'S FAVOR.
  • 00:17:13.130 --> 00:17:15.140
  • ALL THROUGH THE DAY, "LORD,
  • 00:17:15.140 --> 00:17:16.130
  • THANK YOU THAT YOUR GRACIOUS
  • 00:17:16.130 --> 00:17:17.180
  • HAND IS UPON ME. LORD, THANK
  • 00:17:17.180 --> 00:17:18.280
  • YOU THAT YOUR FAVOR KEEPS MY
  • 00:17:18.280 --> 00:17:20.090
  • ENEMIES FROM DEFEATING ME.
  • 00:17:20.090 --> 00:17:22.150
  • LORD, THANK YOU THAT YOUR FAVOR
  • 00:17:22.150 --> 00:17:23.110
  • WILL MAKE A WAY EVEN THOUGH I
  • 00:17:23.110 --> 00:17:24.290
  • DON'T SEE ANY WAY."
  • 00:17:24.290 --> 00:17:27.100
  • ALL THROUGH THE SCRIPTURE THERE
  • 00:17:27.100 --> 00:17:28.140
  • ARE EXAMPLES WHERE PEOPLE WERE
  • 00:17:28.140 --> 00:17:30.000
  • IN NEED BUT THE FAVOR OF GOD
  • 00:17:30.000 --> 00:17:31.250
  • TURNED IT AROUND. NOAH WAS
  • 00:17:31.250 --> 00:17:33.270
  • FACING THE GREATEST CHALLENGE
  • 00:17:33.270 --> 00:17:35.210
  • OF HIS LIFE.
  • 00:17:35.210 --> 00:17:37.070
  • THE EARTH WAS ABOUT TO BE
  • 00:17:37.070 --> 00:17:38.120
  • DESTROYED WITH THE FLOOD.
  • 00:17:38.120 --> 00:17:40.060
  • IT LOOKED IMPOSSIBLE.
  • 00:17:40.060 --> 00:17:41.080
  • BUT THE SCRIPTURE SAYS, "NOAH
  • 00:17:41.080 --> 00:17:42.210
  • FOUND FAVOR IN THE SIGHT OF
  • 00:17:42.210 --> 00:17:44.080
  • GOD."
  • 00:17:44.080 --> 00:17:46.050
  • HE WAS ABLE TO BUILD THAT ARK
  • 00:17:46.050 --> 00:17:47.140
  • AND SAVED HIS FAMILY. RUTH HAD
  • 00:17:47.140 --> 00:17:49.040
  • JUST GONE THROUGH THE LOSS OF
  • 00:17:49.040 --> 00:17:51.160
  • HER HUSBAND; A GREAT
  • 00:17:51.160 --> 00:17:52.180
  • DISAPPOINTMENT.
  • 00:17:52.180 --> 00:17:54.050
  • SHE WAS LIVING IN ANOTHER CITY,
  • 00:17:54.050 --> 00:17:55.220
  • BARELY MAKING IT, IN POVERTY.
  • 00:17:55.220 --> 00:17:57.170
  • BUT RUTH FOUND FAVOR WITH A MAN
  • 00:17:57.170 --> 00:17:59.150
  • NAMED BOAZ. HE WAS VERY
  • 00:17:59.150 --> 00:18:01.150
  • WEALTHY. THEY ENDED UP GETTING
  • 00:18:01.150 --> 00:18:02.270
  • MARRIED. RUTH WENT ON TO LIVE A
  • 00:18:02.270 --> 00:18:04.130
  • LIFE OF ABUNDANCE, HAPPINESS.
  • 00:18:04.130 --> 00:18:06.050
  • JOSEPH WAS BETRAYED BY HIS
  • 00:18:06.050 --> 00:18:09.010
  • BROTHERS AND SOLD INTO SLAVERY
  • 00:18:09.010 --> 00:18:11.190
  • BUT JOSEPH FOUND FAVOR WITH A
  • 00:18:11.190 --> 00:18:13.040
  • MAN NAMED POTIPHAR, THE MAN HE
  • 00:18:13.040 --> 00:18:15.010
  • WORKED FOR.
  • 00:18:15.010 --> 00:18:16.170
  • HE FOUND FAVOR WITH PHARAOH AND
  • 00:18:16.170 --> 00:18:17.170
  • WAS PUT IN CHARGE OVER ALL OF
  • 00:18:17.170 --> 00:18:19.080
  • EGYPT.
  • 00:18:19.080 --> 00:18:20.040
  • IN EACH OF THESE CASES THE FAVOR
  • 00:18:20.040 --> 00:18:21.180
  • OF GOD CAME IN THE MIDST OF
  • 00:18:21.180 --> 00:18:23.220
  • LIFE'S CHALLENGES.
  • 00:18:23.220 --> 00:18:26.060
  • IT CAME IN A FLOOD, IN A FAMINE
  • 00:18:26.060 --> 00:18:28.160
  • AND WHEN SOMEBODY WAS BEING
  • 00:18:28.160 --> 00:18:29.220
  • MISTREATED.
  • 00:18:29.220 --> 00:18:31.080
  • WHEN YOU'RE IN THE TOUGH TIMES
  • 00:18:31.080 --> 00:18:32.140
  • OF LIFE WHERE, LIKE JOSEPH,
  • 00:18:32.140 --> 00:18:33.150
  • SOMETHING UNFAIR IS HAPPENING
  • 00:18:33.150 --> 00:18:35.110
  • OR, LIKE RUTH, YOU'RE HAVING
  • 00:18:35.110 --> 00:18:36.260
  • DIFFICULTIES IN YOUR FINANCES,
  • 00:18:36.260 --> 00:18:39.260
  • LIKE NOAH, THE WHOLE WORLD IS
  • 00:18:39.260 --> 00:18:41.010
  • FALLING APART, DON'T GET
  • 00:18:41.010 --> 00:18:42.220
  • DEPRESSED.
  • 00:18:42.220 --> 00:18:44.060
  • DON'T START COMPLAINING; GET ALL
  • 00:18:44.060 --> 00:18:45.170
  • WORRIED. NO, MORE THAN EVER,
  • 00:18:45.170 --> 00:18:46.250
  • "FATHER, I WANT TO THANK YOU
  • 00:18:46.250 --> 00:18:48.110
  • THAT YOUR GRACIOUS HAND IS UPON
  • 00:18:48.110 --> 00:18:49.250
  • ME. LORD, I MAY NOT SEE A WAY
  • 00:18:49.250 --> 00:18:51.110
  • BUT I KNOW YOU HAVE A WAY."
  • 00:18:51.110 --> 00:18:53.150
  • IF YOU WILL DECLARE GOD'S FAVOR
  • 00:18:53.150 --> 00:18:55.180
  • IT WILL KEEP YOUR ENEMIES FROM
  • 00:18:55.180 --> 00:18:57.050
  • DEFEATING YOU. THOSE ENEMIES
  • 00:18:57.050 --> 00:18:58.190
  • MAY LOOK BIGGER, STRONGER, MORE
  • 00:18:58.190 --> 00:19:01.080
  • POWERFUL BUT LET ME TELL YOU;
  • 00:19:01.080 --> 00:19:02.210
  • GOD HAS PUT SOMETHING ON YOU
  • 00:19:02.210 --> 00:19:04.130
  • THAT WILL CAUSE YOU TO BE THE
  • 00:19:04.130 --> 00:19:05.250
  • VICTOR AND NEVER THE VICTIM.
  • 00:19:05.260 --> 00:19:08.260
  • KEEP DECLARING HIS FAVOR IN
  • 00:19:08.260 --> 00:19:09.250
  • TIMES OF NEED. (APPLAUSE)
  • 00:19:09.280 --> 00:19:12.280
  • I WAS READING ABOUT THIS SMALL
  • 00:19:12.280 --> 00:19:13.290
  • FISH CALLED A MOSES SOLE.
  • 00:19:13.290 --> 00:19:16.180
  • IT'S A LITTLE FLOUNDER THAT'S
  • 00:19:16.180 --> 00:19:17.250
  • FOUND OVER IN THE RED SEA.
  • 00:19:17.250 --> 00:19:20.160
  • THERE ARE ALSO LARGE SHARKS IN
  • 00:19:20.160 --> 00:19:21.280
  • THOSE WATERS. THESE SHARKS
  • 00:19:21.280 --> 00:19:23.110
  • WOULD TYPICALLY EAT THIS KIND
  • 00:19:23.110 --> 00:19:25.030
  • OF FISH.
  • 00:19:25.030 --> 00:19:26.120
  • BUT BACK IN THE EARLY 1970'S A
  • 00:19:26.120 --> 00:19:28.090
  • GROUP OF RESEARCHERS NOTICED
  • 00:19:28.090 --> 00:19:30.160
  • SOMETHING AMAZING ABOUT THE
  • 00:19:30.160 --> 00:19:33.140
  • LITTLE MOSES SOLE.
  • 00:19:33.140 --> 00:19:34.080
  • ALL THE OTHER FISH IN THAT
  • 00:19:34.080 --> 00:19:35.070
  • CATEGORY, SAME SIZE AND SAME
  • 00:19:35.070 --> 00:19:36.070
  • WEIGHT WOULD BE EATEN BY THE
  • 00:19:36.070 --> 00:19:37.110
  • SHARKS BUT FOR SOME REASON THESE
  • 00:19:37.110 --> 00:19:38.220
  • SHARKS WOULD NOT EAT THE MOSES
  • 00:19:38.220 --> 00:19:41.090
  • SOLE.
  • 00:19:41.090 --> 00:19:41.180
  • THEY FOUND OUT THIS LITTLE MOSES
  • 00:19:41.180 --> 00:19:43.220
  • SOLE HAS A VERY UNIQUE DEFENSE
  • 00:19:43.220 --> 00:19:45.230
  • SYSTEM. WHENEVER IT SENSES ANY
  • 00:19:45.230 --> 00:19:48.030
  • KIND OF DANGER IT NATURALLY
  • 00:19:48.030 --> 00:19:49.120
  • SECRETES POISONOUS TOXINS OUT
  • 00:19:49.120 --> 00:19:50.150
  • OF ITS GLANDS.
  • 00:19:51.200 --> 00:19:54.200
  • THESE TOXINS LITERALLY CAUSE THE
  • 00:19:54.200 --> 00:19:55.100
  • SHARK'S JAWS TO FREEZE.
  • 00:19:55.240 --> 00:19:58.240
  • IT SHOWED A PICTURE OF THIS
  • 00:19:58.240 --> 00:19:59.150
  • LITTLE MOSES SOLE INSIDE THE
  • 00:19:59.150 --> 00:20:00.230
  • SHARK'S MOUTH.
  • 00:20:00.230 --> 00:20:03.070
  • HE HAD OBVIOUSLY COME IN FOR THE
  • 00:20:03.070 --> 00:20:04.020
  • KILL. ALL THE SHARK HAD TO DO
  • 00:20:04.020 --> 00:20:05.260
  • WAS BITE DOWN.
  • 00:20:05.260 --> 00:20:07.000
  • THERE WAS DINNER.
  • 00:20:07.000 --> 00:20:07.270
  • THE ONLY PROBLEM WAS THE SHARK
  • 00:20:07.270 --> 00:20:08.260
  • COULDN'T DO IT.
  • 00:20:08.260 --> 00:20:10.150
  • GOD PUT SOMETHING ON THIS LITTLE
  • 00:20:10.150 --> 00:20:11.290
  • FISH TO PROTECT HIM AND AS LONG
  • 00:20:11.290 --> 00:20:13.050
  • AS THE SHARK WAS THERE HIS JAW
  • 00:20:13.050 --> 00:20:14.230
  • WAS FROZEN.
  • 00:20:14.230 --> 00:20:15.250
  • HE WOULD HAVE TO SWIM AWAY FOR A
  • 00:20:15.250 --> 00:20:18.050
  • FEW SECONDS BEFORE THAT JAW
  • 00:20:18.050 --> 00:20:19.230
  • WOULD BE RELEASED AND GO BACK TO
  • 00:20:19.230 --> 00:20:21.000
  • NORMAL.
  • 00:20:21.000 --> 00:20:22.150
  • THAT'S WHAT THE SCRIPTURE MEANS
  • 00:20:22.150 --> 00:20:23.190
  • WHEN IT SAYS, "THE FAVOR OF GOD
  • 00:20:23.190 --> 00:20:24.260
  • WILL KEEP MY ENEMIES FROM
  • 00:20:24.260 --> 00:20:26.040
  • DEFEATING ME."
  • 00:20:26.040 --> 00:20:28.010
  • GOD HAS PUT SOMETHING ON YOU
  • 00:20:28.010 --> 00:20:29.160
  • THAT WILL CAUSE YOU TO BE
  • 00:20:29.160 --> 00:20:30.200
  • VICTORIOUS. (APPLAUSE)
  • 00:20:30.290 --> 00:20:33.290
  • THE WAY YOU RELEASE THESE
  • 00:20:33.290 --> 00:20:35.010
  • POISONOUS TOXINS, SO TO SPEAK,
  • 00:20:35.010 --> 00:20:36.190
  • TO KEEP THE SHARK'S JAWS FROZEN
  • 00:20:36.190 --> 00:20:38.270
  • IS BY THANKING GOD FOR HIS
  • 00:20:38.270 --> 00:20:40.290
  • FAVOR.
  • 00:20:40.290 --> 00:20:42.050
  • EVERY TIME YOU SAY, "LORD, THANK
  • 00:20:42.050 --> 00:20:43.240
  • YOU THAT YOUR GRACIOUS HAND IS
  • 00:20:43.240 --> 00:20:45.150
  • UPON ME," TOXINS ARE RELEASED
  • 00:20:45.150 --> 00:20:48.040
  • THAT PARALYZE THE ENEMY.
  • 00:20:48.040 --> 00:20:49.280
  • "LORD, THANK YOU THAT I'M
  • 00:20:49.280 --> 00:20:51.220
  • SURROUNDED BY YOUR FAVOR."
  • 00:20:51.220 --> 00:20:54.150
  • MORE TOXINS, MORE PROTECTION IS
  • 00:20:54.150 --> 00:20:55.110
  • BEING RELEASED.
  • 00:20:55.110 --> 00:20:56.090
  • BUT IF YOU GO AROUND TALKING
  • 00:20:56.090 --> 00:20:57.180
  • ABOUT HOW BIG THE PROBLEM IS,
  • 00:20:57.180 --> 00:20:58.290
  • HOW YOU'RE NEVER GOING TO MAKE
  • 00:20:58.290 --> 00:21:00.040
  • IT, THAT DOES JUST THE OPPOSITE.
  • 00:21:00.040 --> 00:21:02.040
  • THAT ACTS LIKE BAIT.
  • 00:21:02.040 --> 00:21:03.250
  • THAT ATTRACTS THE ENEMY.
  • 00:21:03.250 --> 00:21:05.160
  • THAT WILL MAKE IT MORE
  • 00:21:05.160 --> 00:21:06.070
  • DIFFICULT.
  • 00:21:06.070 --> 00:21:07.220
  • WHEN YOU'RE IN TOUGH TIMES
  • 00:21:07.220 --> 00:21:08.250
  • REMEMBER THAT LITTLE FISH.
  • 00:21:08.250 --> 00:21:10.150
  • IF YOU GET NEGATIVE, WORRIED,
  • 00:21:10.150 --> 00:21:12.060
  • START COMPLAINING, YOU'RE GOING
  • 00:21:12.060 --> 00:21:13.110
  • TO ATTRACT MORE DIFFICULTY BUT
  • 00:21:13.110 --> 00:21:14.240
  • IF YOU'LL DARE JUST DECLARE
  • 00:21:14.240 --> 00:21:16.190
  • GOD'S FAVOR IT WILL RELEASE A
  • 00:21:16.190 --> 00:21:17.280
  • POWER THAT WILL KEEP THOSE
  • 00:21:17.280 --> 00:21:19.160
  • ENEMIES FROM DEFEATING YOU.
  • 00:21:19.160 --> 00:21:21.290
  • WHEN YOU REALLY UNDERSTAND THAT
  • 00:21:21.290 --> 00:21:23.210
  • YOU HAVE GOD'S FAVOR YOU WON'T
  • 00:21:23.210 --> 00:21:25.070
  • GET BENT OUT OF SHAPE WHEN
  • 00:21:25.070 --> 00:21:26.240
  • TROUBLE COMES YOUR WAY.
  • 00:21:26.240 --> 00:21:28.210
  • THINK ABOUT THIS LITTLE MOSES
  • 00:21:28.210 --> 00:21:30.010
  • SOLE.
  • 00:21:30.010 --> 00:21:31.000
  • WHEN IT'S IN THE SHARK'S MOUTH
  • 00:21:31.000 --> 00:21:32.090
  • HIS BLOOD PRESSURE DOESN'T GO
  • 00:21:32.090 --> 00:21:33.180
  • UP. HE DOESN'T RUN CALL 911.
  • 00:21:33.180 --> 00:21:36.010
  • HE DOESN'T GET DEPRESSED AND
  • 00:21:36.010 --> 00:21:37.140
  • SAY, "OH, THIS IS NOT MY DAY."
  • 00:21:37.140 --> 00:21:38.250
  • NO, HE JUST GOES ABOUT HIS
  • 00:21:38.250 --> 00:21:40.100
  • BUSINESS. HE KNOWS THERE IS
  • 00:21:40.100 --> 00:21:41.190
  • SOMETHING SPECIAL ABOUT HIM.
  • 00:21:41.190 --> 00:21:43.110
  • BEFORE THE FOUNDATION OF THE
  • 00:21:43.110 --> 00:21:44.190
  • WORLD GOD ORDAINED THAT HE WOULD
  • 00:21:44.190 --> 00:21:46.210
  • BE PROTECTED FROM THAT ENEMY SO
  • 00:21:46.210 --> 00:21:48.130
  • HE JUST RESTS IN WHO GOD MADE
  • 00:21:48.130 --> 00:21:50.040
  • HIM TO BE. WHEN YOU GET A
  • 00:21:50.040 --> 00:21:51.210
  • REVELATION OF WHO YOU ARE,
  • 00:21:51.210 --> 00:21:54.030
  • A CHILD OF THE MOST HIGH GOD,
  • 00:21:54.030 --> 00:21:56.050
  • CROWNED WITH FAVOR, THEN WHEN
  • 00:21:56.050 --> 00:21:57.220
  • ADVERSITY COMES, WHEN YOU FACE
  • 00:21:57.220 --> 00:21:59.120
  • DIFFICULTIES YOU WON'T GET
  • 00:21:59.120 --> 00:22:01.040
  • WORRIED, ALL BENT OUT OF SHAPE.
  • 00:22:01.040 --> 00:22:02.290
  • LIKE THIS LITTLE FISH, YOU'LL
  • 00:22:02.290 --> 00:22:04.160
  • DECLARE GOD'S FAVOR AND YOU'LL
  • 00:22:04.160 --> 00:22:06.090
  • KNOW THAT THOSE ENEMIES CANNOT
  • 00:22:06.090 --> 00:22:08.010
  • KEEP YOU DEFEATED. (APPLAUSE)
  • 00:22:08.010 --> 00:22:10.010
  • I SAW A REPORT ON THE NEWS...
  • 00:22:10.010 --> 00:22:12.070
  • A FEW YEARS AGO. THIS TEENAGED
  • 00:22:12.070 --> 00:22:14.270
  • GIRL HAD DRIVEN HER CAR INTO
  • 00:22:14.270 --> 00:22:17.020
  • SOME HIGH WATER ON THIS FLOODED
  • 00:22:17.020 --> 00:22:18.290
  • STREET. SHE ENDED UP STRANDED
  • 00:22:18.290 --> 00:22:20.240
  • IN HER CAR.
  • 00:22:20.240 --> 00:22:22.150
  • THE WATER WAS RISING EXTREMELY
  • 00:22:22.150 --> 00:22:23.250
  • QUICKLY. IN JUST TWO OR THREE
  • 00:22:23.250 --> 00:22:25.170
  • MINUTES IT'S ALREADY UP OVER
  • 00:22:25.170 --> 00:22:26.170
  • HER HOOD. NOW SHE COULDN'T OPEN
  • 00:22:26.170 --> 00:22:28.060
  • THE CAR DOORS BECAUSE THE WATER
  • 00:22:28.060 --> 00:22:30.130
  • PRESSURE WAS TOO STRONG.
  • 00:22:30.130 --> 00:22:32.020
  • SHE COULDN'T ROLL DOWN HER
  • 00:22:32.020 --> 00:22:33.170
  • WINDOWS. THEY WERE ELECTRIC AND
  • 00:22:33.170 --> 00:22:34.270
  • HER CAR HAD STALLED.
  • 00:22:34.270 --> 00:22:36.130
  • THEY WERE SHOWING THIS ALL ON
  • 00:22:36.130 --> 00:22:37.130
  • THE NEWS. MY HEART WAS BEATING
  • 00:22:37.130 --> 00:22:38.260
  • SO FAST. SHE WAS IN THERE JUST
  • 00:22:38.260 --> 00:22:40.140
  • PRAYING AND PRAYING.
  • 00:22:40.140 --> 00:22:42.070
  • THIS MAN JUMPED IN THE WATER AND
  • 00:22:42.070 --> 00:22:43.140
  • SWAM OVER THERE.
  • 00:22:43.140 --> 00:22:45.020
  • HE STARTED BEATING ON THE WINDOW
  • 00:22:45.020 --> 00:22:46.230
  • TRYING TO BREAK IT OPEN WITH NO
  • 00:22:46.230 --> 00:22:48.010
  • SUCCESS. THE WHOLE TIME THE CAR
  • 00:22:48.010 --> 00:22:49.290
  • WAS FLOATING DOWN THE ROAD.
  • 00:22:49.290 --> 00:22:52.200
  • I'LL NEVER FORGET SEEING THIS.
  • 00:22:52.200 --> 00:22:53.290
  • JUST LIKE IN SLOW MOTION AT ONE
  • 00:22:53.290 --> 00:22:55.200
  • POINT THE CAR TILTED FORWARD AND
  • 00:22:55.200 --> 00:22:57.230
  • THE WHOLE CAR WENT TOTALLY
  • 00:22:57.230 --> 00:22:59.150
  • UNDERWATER. MY HEART SUNK.
  • 00:22:59.150 --> 00:23:02.100
  • I THOUGHT, "MAN, THIS IS JUST
  • 00:23:02.100 --> 00:23:03.040
  • THE END."
  • 00:23:03.040 --> 00:23:04.070
  • ABOUT THAT TIME ANOTHER MAN
  • 00:23:04.070 --> 00:23:05.150
  • JUMPS IN THE WATER AND HE SWIMS
  • 00:23:05.150 --> 00:23:06.220
  • TOWARD THAT CAR LIKE HE IS
  • 00:23:06.220 --> 00:23:08.160
  • SUPERMAN. SOMEHOW HE FOUND THE
  • 00:23:08.160 --> 00:23:09.290
  • CAR, WENT UNDERWATER AND
  • 00:23:09.290 --> 00:23:11.180
  • DISAPPEARED FOR ABOUT 30
  • 00:23:11.180 --> 00:23:13.250
  • SECONDS. IT SEEMED LIKE AN
  • 00:23:13.250 --> 00:23:14.260
  • ETERNITY.
  • 00:23:14.260 --> 00:23:16.060
  • BUT IN A FEW SECONDS YOU SAW THE
  • 00:23:16.060 --> 00:23:17.140
  • YOUNG GIRL'S ARM COME UP OUT OF
  • 00:23:17.140 --> 00:23:19.210
  • THE WATER. I THOUGHT, "MY
  • 00:23:19.210 --> 00:23:20.290
  • GOODNESS! HOW DID HE GET A
  • 00:23:20.290 --> 00:23:22.060
  • WINDOW OPEN OR A DOOR OPEN
  • 00:23:22.060 --> 00:23:23.280
  • UNDER THERE?"
  • 00:23:23.280 --> 00:23:25.050
  • A FEW SECONDS LATER HE PULLED
  • 00:23:25.050 --> 00:23:26.150
  • HER WHOLE BODY OUT AND HE WAS
  • 00:23:26.150 --> 00:23:28.010
  • ABLE TO HELP HER GET TO THE
  • 00:23:28.010 --> 00:23:29.160
  • SHORE. SHE WAS PERFECTLY FINE.
  • 00:23:29.160 --> 00:23:30.180
  • WALKED OFF ON HER OWN TWO FEET.
  • 00:23:30.180 --> 00:23:32.280
  • IF THAT WASN'T AMAZING ENOUGH
  • 00:23:32.280 --> 00:23:35.010
  • WHEN THE WRECKER PULLED THE CAR
  • 00:23:35.010 --> 00:23:36.130
  • OUT OF THE WATER THEY NOTICED
  • 00:23:36.130 --> 00:23:37.200
  • THAT NO WINDOWS HAD BEEN BROKEN.
  • 00:23:37.200 --> 00:23:39.240
  • NO WINDOWS WERE DOWN.
  • 00:23:39.240 --> 00:23:41.160
  • NO EVIDENCE THAT ANY DOORS HAD
  • 00:23:41.160 --> 00:23:43.100
  • BEEN OPEN. THE NEWSCASTER SAT
  • 00:23:43.100 --> 00:23:45.050
  • THERE DUMBFOUNDED. HE SAID,
  • 00:23:45.050 --> 00:23:46.060
  • "I DON'T KNOW. YOU FIGURE THAT
  • 00:23:46.060 --> 00:23:47.030
  • ONE OUT." (LAUGHTER)
  • 00:23:47.030 --> 00:23:49.000
  • LISTEN, WHEN YOU WALK IN GOD'S
  • 00:23:49.000 --> 00:23:50.010
  • FAVOR NO WEAPON FORMED AGAINST
  • 00:23:50.010 --> 00:23:51.170
  • YOU IS GOING TO PROSPER.
  • 00:23:51.170 --> 00:23:52.240
  • (APPLAUSE)
  • 00:23:52.240 --> 00:23:55.190
  • NO MATTER HOW BIG THE OBSTACLE
  • 00:23:55.190 --> 00:23:56.290
  • LOOKS THE FAVOR OF GOD WILL
  • 00:23:56.290 --> 00:23:58.110
  • KEEP THOSE ENEMIES FROM
  • 00:23:58.110 --> 00:24:00.060
  • DEFEATING YOU.
  • 00:24:00.060 --> 00:24:01.180
  • JUST LIKE THAT LITTLE FISH GOD
  • 00:24:01.180 --> 00:24:03.100
  • HAS PUT SOMETHING ON YOU.
  • 00:24:03.100 --> 00:24:05.200
  • IF IT'S NOT YOUR TIME TO GO
  • 00:24:05.200 --> 00:24:06.250
  • YOU'RE NOT GOING TO GO.
  • 00:24:06.250 --> 00:24:08.170
  • START DECLARING GOD'S FAVOR OVER
  • 00:24:08.170 --> 00:24:10.040
  • YOUR LIFE. SPEAK FAVOR OVER
  • 00:24:10.040 --> 00:24:11.170
  • YOUR FINANCES, OVER YOUR
  • 00:24:11.170 --> 00:24:13.190
  • HEALTH, OVER YOUR FAMILY.
  • 00:24:13.190 --> 00:24:15.080
  • ALL THROUGH THE DAY, "LORD,
  • 00:24:15.080 --> 00:24:16.140
  • THANK YOU THAT YOUR GRACIOUS
  • 00:24:16.140 --> 00:24:17.180
  • HAND IS UPON ME."
  • 00:24:17.180 --> 00:24:19.210
  • FRIENDS, YOU HAVE THIS FAVOR
  • 00:24:19.210 --> 00:24:20.080
  • FACTOR. IT CAN'T BE MEASURED.
  • 00:24:21.110 --> 00:24:24.110
  • THERE IS SOMETHING ABOUT YOU
  • 00:24:24.110 --> 00:24:25.110
  • THAT YOU CAN'T PUT ON PAPER.
  • 00:24:25.110 --> 00:24:27.080
  • BOTTOM LINE IS YOU'VE GOT WHAT
  • 00:24:27.080 --> 00:24:28.160
  • IT TAKES. NOW DO YOUR PART AND
  • 00:24:28.160 --> 00:24:30.160
  • ACTIVATE THIS FAVOR.
  • 00:24:30.160 --> 00:24:32.200
  • IN THE TOUGH TIMES DON'T
  • 00:24:32.200 --> 00:24:33.230
  • COMPLAIN. DO LIKE JOB, "LORD,
  • 00:24:33.230 --> 00:24:35.190
  • THANK YOU. I KNOW I HAVE YOUR
  • 00:24:35.190 --> 00:24:36.160
  • FAVOR."
  • 00:24:36.160 --> 00:24:38.200
  • WHEN THE DREAM LOOKS TOO BIG
  • 00:24:38.200 --> 00:24:39.280
  • DON'T GIVE UP. DO LIKE
  • 00:24:39.280 --> 00:24:41.180
  • NEHEMIAH, "LORD, THANK YOU THAT
  • 00:24:41.180 --> 00:24:43.090
  • YOUR GRACIOUS HAND IS UPON ME."
  • 00:24:43.090 --> 00:24:45.130
  • IF YOU'LL DO THIS, LIKE JOB,
  • 00:24:45.130 --> 00:24:48.010
  • YOU'LL OVERCOME EVERY OBSTACLE.
  • 00:24:48.010 --> 00:24:49.200
  • LIKE NEHEMIAH, YOU WILL
  • 00:24:49.200 --> 00:24:50.260
  • ACCOMPLISH EVERY GOD-GIVEN
  • 00:24:50.260 --> 00:24:52.130
  • DREAM.
  • 00:24:52.130 --> 00:24:53.050
  • I BELIEVE AND DECLARE YOU WILL
  • 00:24:53.050 --> 00:24:54.010
  • BECOME EVERYTHING GOD HAS
  • 00:24:54.010 --> 00:24:55.090
  • CREATED YOU TO BE AND YOU WILL
  • 00:24:55.090 --> 00:24:56.140
  • HAVE EVERYTHING GOD INTENDED FOR
  • 00:24:56.140 --> 00:24:58.000
  • YOU TO HAVE. AMEN?
  • 00:24:58.000 --> 00:25:00.070
  • DO YOU RECEIVE IT TODAY?
  • 00:25:00.070 --> 00:25:01.060
  • (APPLAUSE)
  • 00:25:01.060 --> 00:25:02.230
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  • 00:25:04.270 --> 00:25:05.290
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  • 00:25:05.290 --> 00:25:07.040
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  • 00:25:07.040 --> 00:25:08.100
  • JUST SAY, "LORD JESUS,
  • 00:25:08.100 --> 00:25:10.020
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  • 00:25:10.020 --> 00:25:12.100
  • COME IN TO MY HEART.
  • 00:25:12.100 --> 00:25:13.280
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  • 00:25:14.060 --> 00:25:17.060
  • FRIENDS, IF YOU PRAYED THAT
  • 00:25:17.060 --> 00:25:18.080
  • SIMPLE PRAYER WE BELIEVE YOU
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  • 00:25:23.210 --> 00:25:24.290
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