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Trust God's Timing

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June 24, 2019
27:30

Joel Osteen

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Trust God's Timing

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  • (APPLAUSE)
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  • WELL, GOD BLESS YOU.
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  • THANKS SO MUCH FOR LETTING US
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  • COME INTO YOUR HOMES.
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  • AND IF YOU'RE EVER IN OUR AREA,
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  • STOP BY AND BE A PART OF ONE OF
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  • OUR SERVICES.
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  • I PROMISE YOU WE'LL MAKE YOU
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  • FEEL RIGHT AT HOME.
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  • THANKS SO MUCH FOR TUNING IN.
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  • THANK YOU AGAIN FOR COMING OUT.
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  • I LIKE TO START WITH SOMETHING
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  • FUNNY.
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  • I HEARD ABOUT THIS ELDERLY
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  • WOMAN.
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  • SHE CAME TO CHURCH ONE SUNDAY
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  • MORNING.
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  • A FRIENDLY USHER MET HER AT THE
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  • BACK AND SAID, "MA'AM, WHERE
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  • WOULD YOU LIKE TO SIT?"
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  • SHE SAID, "I'D LIKE SIT ON THE
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  • VERY FRONT ROW."
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  • HE SAID, "OH NO, MA'AM.
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  • YOU DON'T WANT TO DO THAT.
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  • OUR PASTOR IS VERY BORING.
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  • HE'LL PUT YOU TO SLEEP.
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  • LET ME SEAT YOU SOMEWHERE ELSE."
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  • SHE LOOKED APPALLED.
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  • SHE SAID, "SIR, DO YOU KNOW WHO
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  • I AM?"
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  • HE SAID, "NO, MA'AM."
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  • SHE SAID, "I AM THE PASTOR'S
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  • MOTHER."
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  • (LAUGHTER)
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  • HE HUNG HIS HEAD IN
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  • EMBARRASSMENT AND FINALLY
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  • LOOKED UP AND SAID, "MA"AM,
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  • DO YOU KNOW WHO I AM?"
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  • SHE SAID, "NO."
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  • HE SAID, "THANK GOD."
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  • (LAUGHTER/APPLAUSE)
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  • HOLD UP YOUR BIBLE.
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  • SAY IT LIKE 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 TRUSTING GOD'S TIMING.
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  • IN LIFE WE'RE ALWAYS WAITING FOR
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  • SOMETHING: WAITING FOR A DREAM
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  • TO COME TO PASS, WAITING TO MEET
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  • THE RIGHT PERSON, WAITING FOR A
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  • PROBLEM TO TURN AROUND.
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  • WHEN IT'S NOT HAPPENING AS FAST
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  • AS WE WOULD LIKE IT'S EASY TO
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  • GET FRUSTRATED.
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  • BUT YOU HAVE TO REALIZE THE
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  • MOMENT YOU PRAYED GOD
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  • ESTABLISHED A SET TIME TO BRING
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  • THE PROMISE TO PASS.
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  • GOD HAS A SET TIME FOR YOU TO
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  • MEET THE RIGHT PERSON.
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  • THERE IS A SET TIME FOR THE
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  • PROBLEM TO TURN AROUND, A SET
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  • TIME FOR YOUR HEALING, YOUR
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  • PROMOTION, YOUR BREAKTHROUGH.
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  • IT MAY BE TOMORROW, OR NEXT
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  • WEEK, OR FIVE YEARS FROM NOW.
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  • BUT WHEN YOU UNDERSTAND THE TIME
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  • HAS ALREADY BEEN SET, IT TAKES
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  • ALL THE PRESSURE OFF.
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  • YOU WON'T LIVE WORRIED,
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  • WONDERING WHEN THIS IS EVER
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  • GOING TO HAPPEN.
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  • YOU'LL RELAX AND ENJOY YOUR LIFE
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  • KNOWING THAT THE PROMISE HAS
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  • ALREADY BEEN SCHEDULED BY THE
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  • CREATOR OF THE UNIVERSE.
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  • SOME OF YOU HAVE BEEN PRAYING
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  • ABOUT A SITUATION FOR A LONG
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  • TIME.
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  • YOU DON'T SEE ANYTHING
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  • HAPPENING.
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  • YOU COULD EASILY BE DISCOURAGED.
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  • BUT WHAT IF GOD WERE TO PULL
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  • BACK THE CURTAIN AND ALLOW YOU
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  • TO SEE INTO THE FUTURE AND YOU
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  • KNEW THAT ON FEBRUARY 12, AT
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  • 2:33 IN THE AFTERNOON, YOU WERE
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  • GOING TO MEET THE PERSON OF YOUR
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  • DREAMS?
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  • YOU WOULDN'T BE DISCOURAGED.
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  • YOU WOULD BE EXCITED.
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  • YOU WOULD START WORKING OUT.
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  • YOU WOULD GO BUY SOME NEW
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  • CLOTHES.
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  • (LAUGHTER)
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  • WHY?
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  • YOU KNOW THE BIG DAY IS COMING.
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  • HERE'S WHERE IT TAKES FAITH.
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  • GOD PROMISES THAT THERE ARE SET
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  • TIMES IN OUR FUTURE BUT HE
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  • DOESN'T TELL US WHEN THEY WILL
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  • BE.
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  • YOUR SET TIME MAY BE TOMORROW
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  • MORNING AT 9:47.
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  • YOU'LL GET THE PHONE CALL YOU'VE
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  • BEEN WAITING FOR.
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  • YOUR SET TIME MAY BE OCTOBER 25,
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  • TWO YEARS FROM NOW.
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  • YOU'LL GET A GOOD BREAK AND THAT
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  • WILL THRUST YOU TO A NEW LEVEL.
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  • MY QUESTION IS, "DO YOU TRUST
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  • GOD ENOUGH TO BELIEVE THAT YOUR
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  • SET TIMES ARE COMING?"
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  • ARE YOU WILLING TO WAIT WITH A
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  • GOOD ATTITUDE KNOWING THAT
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  • THEY'RE ON THEIR WAY?
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  • OR WILL YOU GET DISCOURAGED AND
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  • THINK, "I DON'T KNOW, JOEL.
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  • I'VE BEEN TRYING TO BREAK THIS
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  • ADDICTION SINCE HIGH SCHOOL."
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  • NO, YOU'VE GOT TO GET A NEW
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  • PERSPECTIVE.
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  • GOD HAS A SET TIME FOR YOU TO
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  • BREAK THAT ADDICTION.
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  • IT'S ALREADY IN YOUR FUTURE.
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  • DON'T LET THE NEGATIVE THOUGHTS
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  • TALK YOU OUT OF IT.
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  • THERE IS A SET TIME FOR YOU TO
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  • BE COMPLETELY WELL, A SET TIME
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  • FOR GOD TO TURN THE LEGAL
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  • SITUATION AROUND.
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  • NOW QUIT WORRYING ABOUT IT.
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  • QUIT LIVING STRESSED OUT,
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  • THINKING, "WHAT IF I DON'T MEET
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  • THE RIGHT PERSON? WHAT IF
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  • I DON'T EVER GET WELL?"
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  • NO, IT SAYS IN HEBREWS, "THOSE
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  • WHO HAVE BELIEVED ENTER INTO THE
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  • REST OF GOD."
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  • THE WAY YOU KNOW YOU'RE REALLY
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  • BELIEVING IS YOU HAVE A REST.
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  • YOU'RE AT PEACE.
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  • YOU KNOW THE ANSWER IS ON THE
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  • WAY.
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  • YOU KNOW THE RIGHT PEOPLE, THE
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  • RIGHT OPPORTUNITIES, HAVE
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  • ALREADY BEEN SET IN YOUR FUTURE.
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  • ON JANUARY 8TH, 1986 AT 4:00 IN
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  • THE AFTERNOON, I WALKED INTO A
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  • JEWELRY STORE TO BUY A BATTERY
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  • FOR MY WATCH.
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  • OUT WALKED THE MOST BEAUTIFUL
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  • GIRL I HAD EVER SEEN.
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  • IT WAS VICTORIA.
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  • I DIDN'T TELL HER BUT I THOUGHT,
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  • "THIS IS MY SET TIME."
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  • (LAUGHTER)
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  • IT TOOK ME A YEAR TO CONVINCE
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  • HER THAT IT WAS HER SET TIME
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  • TOO.
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  • (LAUGHTER)
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  • ON DECEMBER 3, 2003 AT 1:30
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  • IN THE AFTERNOON, WHEN MAYOR
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  • BROWN HANDED US THE KEYS TO THE
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  • COMPAQ CENTER, THAT WAS NOT
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  • AN ORDINARY TIME.
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  • THAT WAS A SET TIME ORDAINED BY
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  • THE MOST HIGH GOD.
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  • (APPLAUSE)
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  • FRIENDS, THERE ARE SET TIMES
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  • IN YOUR FUTURE.
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  • YOU'VE PRAYED, BELIEVED, STOOD
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  • IN FAITH.
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  • LET ME ASSURE YOU, YOU'RE GOING
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  • TO COME IN TO SET TIMES OF
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  • FAVOR, A SET TIME WHERE A
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  • PROBLEM SUDDENLY TURNS AROUND,
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  • A SET TIME WHERE YOU MEET THE
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  • RIGHT PERSON, A SET TIME WHERE A
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  • GOOD BREAK THRUSTS YOU YEARS
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  • AHEAD.
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  • THAT'S WHAT HABAKKUK SAID.
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  • "THE VISION IS FOR AN APPOINTED
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  • TIME. IT MAY SEEM SLOW IN
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  • COMING BUT WAIT PATIENTLY, FOR
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  • IT WILL SURELY COME."
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  • NOTICE NOT, "MAYBE COME."
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  • NOT, "I HOPE SO."
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  • NO, GOD HAS ALREADY SET THE
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  • DATE. THE APPOINTED TIME HAS
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  • ALREADY BEEN PUT ON YOUR
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  • CALENDAR.
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  • ONE TRANSLATION SAYS, "IT WON'T
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  • BE ONE SECOND LATE."
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  • SOMETIMES WE THINK, "WELL,
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  • EVERYBODY IS GETTING AHEAD OF
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  • ME. MY FRIENDS ARE ALL MARRIED
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  • AND I'M STILL SINGLE.
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  • MY CO-WORKERS ARE BEING PROMOTED
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  • BUT I'M STILL STUCK HERE."
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  • NO, DON'T GET DISCOURAGED.
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  • YOUR SET TIME IS COMING.
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  • IT IS NOT GOING TO BE ONE SECOND
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  • LATE.
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  • THE GOOD NEWS IS GOD KNOWS HOW
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  • TO MAKE UP FOR WHAT SEEMS LIKE
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  • LOST TIME.
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  • GOD DOESN'T ALWAYS TAKE US
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  • LOGICALLY FROM A TO B TO C.
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  • SOMETIMES GOD WILL TAKE YOU FROM
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  • A TO B TO C AND THEN THRUST YOU
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  • ALL THE WAY DOWN TO S, T, U, V.
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  • WHAT HAPPENED?
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  • YOU HIT A SET TIME THAT PUSHED
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  • YOU 50 YEARS AHEAD.
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  • NOW QUIT WORRYING ABOUT WHO'S
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  • GETTING AHEAD OF YOU AND JUST
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  • RUN YOUR RACE.
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  • BE THE BEST THAT YOU CAN BE.
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  • KEEP HONORING GOD WITH YOUR
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  • LIFE.
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  • KEEP TREATING PEOPLE RIGHT AND
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  • GOD WILL GET YOU TO WHERE YOU'RE
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  • SUPPOSED TO BE.
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  • THAT PROMOTION, THAT HEALING,
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  • THAT BREAKTHROUGH, THAT RIGHT
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  • PERSON, THEY WON'T BE ONE SECOND
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  • LATE.
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  • OUR GOD IS NOT A RANDOM GOD.
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  • HE IS A PRECISE GOD.
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  • HE HAS LINED UP SOLUTIONS FOR
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  • YOU DOWN TO THE VERY SECOND.
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  • I KNOW A YOUNG LADY THAT WAS
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  • BELIEVING TO MEET THE RIGHT MAN.
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  • SHE WAS IN HER EARLY 30'S AND
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  • NEVER REALLY HAD A SERIOUS
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  • RELATIONSHIP WITH ANYONE.
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  • SHE WAS STARTING TO WONDER IF IT
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  • WAS GOING TO HAPPEN.
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  • ONE DAY SHE WAS DRIVING HOME
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  • FROM WORK.
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  • SHE HAD A FLAT TIRE AND PULLED
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  • OVER ON THE SIDE OF THE FREEWAY.
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  • IN A FEW SECONDS, ANOTHER CAR
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  • PULLED OVER.
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  • OUT STEPPED THIS YOUNG MAN AS
  • 00:07:04.080 --> 00:07:05.160
  • HANDSOME AS CAN BE, WENT UP TO
  • 00:07:05.160 --> 00:07:07.130
  • HER WINDOW AND SAID, "CAN I HELP
  • 00:07:07.130 --> 00:07:09.140
  • YOU?"
  • 00:07:09.140 --> 00:07:10.140
  • SHE TOOK ONE LOOK AT HIM AND
  • 00:07:10.140 --> 00:07:11.150
  • SAID, "I THINK YOU CAN."
  • 00:07:11.150 --> 00:07:12.240
  • (LAUGHTER)
  • 00:07:12.240 --> 00:07:14.240
  • HE NOT ONLY CHANGED HER TIRE
  • 00:07:14.240 --> 00:07:15.250
  • BUT HE INVITED HER OUT TO
  • 00:07:15.250 --> 00:07:17.150
  • DINNER. LONG STORY SHORT, THEY
  • 00:07:17.150 --> 00:07:19.130
  • ENDED UP FALLING IN LOVE.
  • 00:07:19.130 --> 00:07:21.170
  • A YEAR AND A HALF LATER THEY GOT
  • 00:07:21.170 --> 00:07:22.140
  • MARRIED.
  • 00:07:22.140 --> 00:07:23.180
  • TODAY, THEY'RE AS HAPPY AS CAN
  • 00:07:23.180 --> 00:07:24.170
  • BE.
  • 00:07:24.170 --> 00:07:25.150
  • I SEE THEM AT LAKEWOOD ALL THE
  • 00:07:25.150 --> 00:07:26.100
  • TIME.
  • 00:07:26.100 --> 00:07:27.230
  • THAT WASN'T A COINCIDENCE.
  • 00:07:27.230 --> 00:07:28.280
  • IT WASN'T A LUCKY BREAK.
  • 00:07:28.280 --> 00:07:30.180
  • THAT WAS A SET TIME ORDAINED BY
  • 00:07:30.180 --> 00:07:33.120
  • THE CREATOR OF THE UNIVERSE.
  • 00:07:33.120 --> 00:07:34.250
  • THINK ABOUT HOW PRECISE GOD'S
  • 00:07:34.250 --> 00:07:36.080
  • TIMING IS.
  • 00:07:36.080 --> 00:07:38.080
  • THE TIRE HAD TO GO FLAT AT JUST
  • 00:07:38.080 --> 00:07:39.270
  • THE RIGHT TIME.
  • 00:07:39.270 --> 00:07:41.220
  • AN HOUR LATER AND IT WOULDN?T
  • 00:07:41.220 --> 00:07:43.020
  • HAVE HAPPENED.
  • 00:07:43.020 --> 00:07:44.130
  • THERE HAD TO BE JUST THE RIGHT
  • 00:07:44.130 --> 00:07:45.220
  • AMOUNT OF TRAFFIC.
  • 00:07:45.220 --> 00:07:46.270
  • TOO MANY CARS; HE WOULD'VE BEEN
  • 00:07:46.270 --> 00:07:48.010
  • LATE.
  • 00:07:48.010 --> 00:07:49.000
  • TOO FEW CARS; HE WOULD'VE BEEN
  • 00:07:49.000 --> 00:07:49.280
  • EARLY.
  • 00:07:49.280 --> 00:07:50.250
  • HE HAD TO LEAVE HIS WORK AT JUST
  • 00:07:50.250 --> 00:07:52.060
  • THE RIGHT TIME.
  • 00:07:52.060 --> 00:07:53.220
  • ONE EXTRA FIFTEEN-MINUTE PHONE
  • 00:07:53.220 --> 00:07:55.120
  • CALL AND THAT WOULD HAVE NEVER
  • 00:07:55.120 --> 00:07:56.200
  • WORKED OUT.
  • 00:07:56.200 --> 00:07:58.170
  • THE TIMING WAS DOWN TO THE SPLIT
  • 00:07:58.170 --> 00:08:00.100
  • SECOND FOR IT TO ALL FALL INTO
  • 00:08:00.100 --> 00:08:02.060
  • PLACE.
  • 00:08:02.060 --> 00:08:03.160
  • WHAT AM I SAYING?
  • 00:08:03.160 --> 00:08:04.240
  • YOU CAN TRUST GOD'S TIMING.
  • 00:08:04.240 --> 00:08:06.270
  • GOD HAS IT ALL FIGURED OUT.
  • 00:08:06.270 --> 00:08:09.050
  • WHAT YOU'RE PRAYING ABOUT, WHAT
  • 00:08:09.050 --> 00:08:10.110
  • YOU'RE BELIEVING FOR, IT'S NOT
  • 00:08:10.110 --> 00:08:11.290
  • GOING TO BE ONE SECOND LATE.
  • 00:08:11.290 --> 00:08:14.270
  • IF IT HASN'T HAPPENED YET IT
  • 00:08:14.270 --> 00:08:16.160
  • DOESN'T MEAN SOMETHING IS WRONG.
  • 00:08:16.160 --> 00:08:18.170
  • IT DOESN'T MEAN GOD IS MAD AT
  • 00:08:18.170 --> 00:08:19.180
  • YOU.
  • 00:08:19.180 --> 00:08:20.180
  • IT DOESN'T MEAN IT'S NEVER GOING
  • 00:08:20.180 --> 00:08:21.100
  • TO WORK OUT.
  • 00:08:21.100 --> 00:08:22.190
  • GOD HAS ALREADY ESTABLISHED THE
  • 00:08:22.190 --> 00:08:24.060
  • TIME DOWN TO THE SPLIT SECOND.
  • 00:08:24.060 --> 00:08:26.290
  • YOU DON'T HAVE TO WORRY.
  • 00:08:26.290 --> 00:08:28.110
  • YOU DON'T HAVE TO LIVE
  • 00:08:28.110 --> 00:08:29.200
  • FRUSTRATED. STAY IN PEACE.
  • 00:08:29.200 --> 00:08:32.090
  • ENTER INTO THIS REST. GOD HAS
  • 00:08:32.090 --> 00:08:34.060
  • YOU IN THE PALM OF HIS HAND.
  • 00:08:34.060 --> 00:08:37.000
  • YOUR STEPS ARE BEING DIRECTED BY
  • 00:08:37.000 --> 00:08:38.140
  • THE CREATOR OF THE UNIVERSE; NOT
  • 00:08:38.140 --> 00:08:40.270
  • RANDOMLY, NOT VAGUELY.
  • 00:08:40.270 --> 00:08:42.290
  • NO-DOWN TO THE MILLISECOND.
  • 00:08:42.290 --> 00:08:44.290
  • DOWN TO THE MOST FINITE, SMALL
  • 00:08:44.290 --> 00:08:46.030
  • DETAIL.
  • 00:08:46.030 --> 00:08:48.090
  • WHEN YOU UNDERSTAND THIS IT
  • 00:08:48.090 --> 00:08:49.230
  • TAKES ALL OF THE PRESSURE OFF.
  • 00:08:49.230 --> 00:08:51.190
  • YOU WON'T GO AROUND WONDERING
  • 00:08:51.190 --> 00:08:53.020
  • WHEN SOMETHING IS GOING TO
  • 00:08:53.020 --> 00:08:54.070
  • HAPPEN.
  • 00:08:54.070 --> 00:08:55.000
  • "GOD, WHEN ARE YOU GOING TO
  • 00:08:55.000 --> 00:08:55.280
  • CHANGE MY HUSBAND?
  • 00:08:55.280 --> 00:08:56.290
  • GOD, WHEN ARE YOU GOING TO
  • 00:08:56.290 --> 00:08:57.280
  • ANSWER MY PRAYER?"
  • 00:08:57.280 --> 00:08:59.000
  • NO, WHEN YOU KNOW THE TIME HAS
  • 00:08:59.000 --> 00:09:00.150
  • BEEN SET YOU'LL HAVE A PEACE.
  • 00:09:00.150 --> 00:09:02.280
  • WHETHER IT'S 20 MINUTES OR 20
  • 00:09:02.280 --> 00:09:04.170
  • YEARS YOU KNOW WHAT GOD PROMISED
  • 00:09:04.170 --> 00:09:06.280
  • HE WILL BRING TO PASS.
  • 00:09:06.280 --> 00:09:09.260
  • HERE'S A GREAT PRAYER WE SHOULD
  • 00:09:09.260 --> 00:09:11.050
  • PRAY EVERY DAY.
  • 00:09:11.050 --> 00:09:12.230
  • "GOD, GIVE ME THE GRACE TO
  • 00:09:12.230 --> 00:09:14.040
  • ACCEPT YOUR TIMING.'
  • 00:09:14.040 --> 00:09:16.250
  • I'D LOVE TO TELL YOU THAT IF YOU
  • 00:09:16.250 --> 00:09:18.010
  • STAY IN FAITH, IF YOU BELIEVE,
  • 00:09:18.010 --> 00:09:20.170
  • THEN GOD WILL ALWAYS ANSWER YOUR
  • 00:09:20.170 --> 00:09:21.220
  • PRAYER WITHIN 24 HOURS, OR AT
  • 00:09:21.220 --> 00:09:24.000
  • LEAST WITHIN THE FIRST WEEK.
  • 00:09:24.000 --> 00:09:26.150
  • BUT WE KNOW THAT'S NOT REALITY.
  • 00:09:26.150 --> 00:09:28.200
  • GOD PROMISES HE WILL BE TRUE TO
  • 00:09:28.200 --> 00:09:30.250
  • HIS WORD BUT HE NEVER PUTS A
  • 00:09:30.250 --> 00:09:32.050
  • TIMEFRAME ON IT.
  • 00:09:32.050 --> 00:09:35.050
  • IT WOULD BE A LOT EASIER IF GOD
  • 00:09:35.050 --> 00:09:36.140
  • TOLD US WHEN WE WERE GOING TO
  • 00:09:36.140 --> 00:09:37.290
  • GET WELL, WHEN WE WOULD MEET THE
  • 00:09:37.290 --> 00:09:39.290
  • RIGHT PERSON, WHEN OUR CHILD
  • 00:09:39.290 --> 00:09:41.110
  • WOULD STRAIGHTEN UP.
  • 00:09:41.110 --> 00:09:43.050
  • BUT THE TRUTH IS, THAT WOULDN'T
  • 00:09:43.050 --> 00:09:44.220
  • TAKE ANY FAITH.
  • 00:09:44.220 --> 00:09:46.050
  • IT TAKES FAITH TO SAY, "GOD,
  • 00:09:46.050 --> 00:09:49.050
  • I DON'T KNOW WHEN YOU ARE GOING
  • 00:09:49.050 --> 00:09:50.030
  • TO DO IT, BUT GOD, I TRUST YOU
  • 00:09:50.030 --> 00:09:51.180
  • ENOUGH TO BELIEVE THAT YOU WILL
  • 00:09:51.180 --> 00:09:53.140
  • DO IT, THAT THE ANSWER IS
  • 00:09:53.140 --> 00:09:54.080
  • ALREADY IN MY FUTURE."
  • 00:09:54.080 --> 00:09:56.160
  • THE SCRIPTURE SAYS, "THE VISION
  • 00:09:56.160 --> 00:09:57.210
  • IS FOR AN APPOINTED TIME."
  • 00:09:57.210 --> 00:10:00.120
  • THE APPOINTED TIME IS THE BEST
  • 00:10:00.120 --> 00:10:01.210
  • TIME.
  • 00:10:01.210 --> 00:10:03.140
  • GOD CAN SEE THE BIG PICTURE FOR
  • 00:10:03.140 --> 00:10:05.010
  • OUR LIVES.
  • 00:10:05.010 --> 00:10:06.170
  • HE KNOWS WHAT'S UP AHEAD.
  • 00:10:06.170 --> 00:10:08.110
  • HE KNOWS WHAT WE'RE GOING TO
  • 00:10:08.110 --> 00:10:09.190
  • NEED, WHO WE'RE GOING TO NEED,
  • 00:10:09.190 --> 00:10:11.220
  • WHEN THEY NEED TO SHOW UP.
  • 00:10:11.220 --> 00:10:13.280
  • IF GOD DID EVERYTHING WE ASK ON
  • 00:10:13.280 --> 00:10:15.240
  • OUR TIMETABLE IT WOULD LIMIT US.
  • 00:10:16.010 --> 00:10:19.010
  • BECAUSE SOMETIMES, WHAT WE'RE
  • 00:10:19.010 --> 00:10:20.010
  • ASKING FOR IS TOO SMALL.
  • 00:10:20.010 --> 00:10:22.210
  • SOMETIMES THE PERSON WE THINK WE
  • 00:10:22.210 --> 00:10:23.270
  • CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT, GOD KNOWS IN
  • 00:10:23.270 --> 00:10:26.000
  • TEN YEARS THEY'RE NOT GOING TO
  • 00:10:26.000 --> 00:10:28.070
  • BE GOOD FOR US, SO HE IS CLOSING
  • 00:10:28.070 --> 00:10:30.100
  • THE DOOR RIGHT NOW.
  • 00:10:30.100 --> 00:10:32.050
  • SOMETIMES THE PROMOTION WE WANT
  • 00:10:32.050 --> 00:10:34.050
  • SO BADLY, IF GOD GAVE IT TO US
  • 00:10:34.090 --> 00:10:37.090
  • RIGHT NOW, HE KNOWS THAT WOULD
  • 00:10:37.090 --> 00:10:38.280
  • KEEP US FROM A MUCH BIGGER
  • 00:10:38.280 --> 00:10:40.210
  • PROMOTION THAT HE HAS THREE
  • 00:10:40.210 --> 00:10:42.290
  • YEARS DOWN THE ROAD.
  • 00:10:42.290 --> 00:10:44.130
  • GOD HAS THE ADVANTAGE OF SEEING
  • 00:10:44.130 --> 00:10:46.040
  • IT ALL.
  • 00:10:46.040 --> 00:10:47.190
  • THE LONGER I LIVE THE MORE I
  • 00:10:47.190 --> 00:10:49.010
  • TRUST HIM.
  • 00:10:49.010 --> 00:10:50.260
  • HOW MANY TIMES HAVE I LOOKED
  • 00:10:50.260 --> 00:10:52.090
  • BACK AND SAID, "GOD, THANK YOU
  • 00:10:52.090 --> 00:10:54.110
  • FOR NOT ANSWERING THAT PRAYER.
  • 00:10:54.110 --> 00:10:56.020
  • GOD, THANK YOU FOR NOT LETTING
  • 00:10:56.020 --> 00:10:57.130
  • THAT PERSON INTO MY LIFE."
  • 00:10:57.130 --> 00:10:59.060
  • GOD KNOWS WHAT HE IS DOING.
  • 00:10:59.060 --> 00:11:01.010
  • (APPLAUSE)
  • 00:11:01.010 --> 00:11:02.010
  • AND WHAT YOU'RE PRAYING ABOUT
  • 00:11:02.010 --> 00:11:02.220
  • MAY BE GOOD.
  • 00:11:02.220 --> 00:11:04.020
  • IT MAY BE A PART OF YOUR DESTINY
  • 00:11:04.020 --> 00:11:05.030
  • BUT IT'S NOT THE APPOINTED TIME.
  • 00:11:05.230 --> 00:11:08.230
  • IF THERE IS A RIGHT TIME THAT
  • 00:11:08.230 --> 00:11:10.070
  • MEANS THERE IS A WRONG TIME.
  • 00:11:10.070 --> 00:11:12.280
  • IF IT HASN'T HAPPENED YET,
  • 00:11:12.280 --> 00:11:14.220
  • INSTEAD OF BEING FRUSTRATED,
  • 00:11:14.220 --> 00:11:15.260
  • WORRIED, "GOD, WHEN IS MY
  • 00:11:15.260 --> 00:11:18.000
  • BUSINESS GOING TO GROW?"
  • 00:11:18.000 --> 00:11:19.150
  • "GOD, I'M SO LONELY. WHEN AM I
  • 00:11:19.150 --> 00:11:21.040
  • GOING TO MEET SOMEBODY?"
  • 00:11:21.040 --> 00:11:22.270
  • NO, HAVE A NEW APPROACH.
  • 00:11:22.270 --> 00:11:24.160
  • "GOD, YOU KNOW WHAT'S BEST FOR
  • 00:11:24.160 --> 00:11:25.160
  • ME. YOU CAN SEE THE BIG
  • 00:11:25.160 --> 00:11:26.280
  • PICTURE. I'M NOT GOING TO LIVE
  • 00:11:26.280 --> 00:11:28.080
  • FRUSTRATED. GOD, I TRUST YOUR
  • 00:11:28.080 --> 00:11:28.260
  • TIMING."
  • 00:11:30.270 --> 00:11:33.270
  • SEE, WE'RE IN A SOCIETY THAT
  • 00:11:33.270 --> 00:11:34.140
  • WANTS EVERYTHING RIGHT NOW.
  • 00:11:34.140 --> 00:11:36.160
  • WE'RE BEING PROGRAMMED FOR
  • 00:11:36.160 --> 00:11:37.150
  • IMMEDIACY.
  • 00:11:37.150 --> 00:11:38.290
  • DON'T MAKE ME WAIT.
  • 00:11:38.290 --> 00:11:39.200
  • BUT THE SCRIPTURE SAYS, "IT'S
  • 00:11:39.200 --> 00:11:41.190
  • THROUGH FAITH AND PATIENCE THAT
  • 00:11:41.190 --> 00:11:44.060
  • WE INHERIT THE PROMISES."
  • 00:11:44.060 --> 00:11:46.080
  • IT'S EASY TO HAVE FAITH.
  • 00:11:46.080 --> 00:11:48.020
  • "GOD, I BELIEVE I'M GOING TO
  • 00:11:48.020 --> 00:11:49.000
  • ACCOMPLISH MY DREAMS.
  • 00:11:49.000 --> 00:11:50.170
  • GOD, I BELIEVE I'M GOING TO
  • 00:11:50.170 --> 00:11:51.180
  • OVERCOME THIS OBSTACLE."
  • 00:11:51.180 --> 00:11:53.230
  • WE'VE GOT THE FAITH PART DOWN.
  • 00:11:53.230 --> 00:11:56.030
  • LET'S MAKE SURE WE GET THE
  • 00:11:56.030 --> 00:11:57.130
  • PATIENCE PART DOWN.
  • 00:11:57.130 --> 00:11:59.260
  • "GOD, I NOT ONLY BELIEVE FOR BIG
  • 00:11:59.260 --> 00:12:01.200
  • THINGS BUT I TRUST YOUR TIMING.
  • 00:12:01.200 --> 00:12:03.200
  • GOD, I'M NOT GOING TO GET
  • 00:12:03.200 --> 00:12:05.010
  • DISCOURAGED IF IT DOESN'T HAPPEN
  • 00:12:05.010 --> 00:12:06.000
  • IMMEDIATELY.
  • 00:12:06.000 --> 00:12:07.150
  • I'M NOT GOING TO GIVE UP BECAUSE
  • 00:12:07.150 --> 00:12:08.140
  • IT'S TAKEN A WEEK, A MONTH, OR
  • 00:12:08.140 --> 00:12:10.290
  • FIVE YEARS.
  • 00:12:10.290 --> 00:12:12.140
  • I KNOW THE SET TIME IS ALREADY
  • 00:12:12.140 --> 00:12:13.260
  • IN MY FUTURE SO I'M GOING TO
  • 00:12:13.260 --> 00:12:15.160
  • WAIT WITH FAITH AND PATIENCE
  • 00:12:16.040 --> 00:12:19.040
  • BECAUSE I KNOW THAT IT'S ON THE
  • 00:12:19.040 --> 00:12:20.050
  • WAY."
  • 00:12:20.050 --> 00:12:22.100
  • WHEN VICTORIA WAS PREGNANT WITH
  • 00:12:22.100 --> 00:12:23.010
  • OUR FIRST SON, JONATHAN, THE
  • 00:12:23.010 --> 00:12:24.240
  • FIRST FEW MONTHS WERE VERY
  • 00:12:24.240 --> 00:12:26.090
  • EXCITING.
  • 00:12:26.090 --> 00:12:27.140
  • NOT A PROBLEM AT ALL.
  • 00:12:27.140 --> 00:12:28.230
  • BUT ABOUT SIX MONTHS IN,
  • 00:12:28.230 --> 00:12:30.050
  • VICTORIA STARTED GETTING
  • 00:12:30.050 --> 00:12:31.180
  • UNCOMFORTABLE.
  • 00:12:31.180 --> 00:12:32.230
  • HER FEET STARTED SWELLING.
  • 00:12:32.230 --> 00:12:34.080
  • BY THE SEVENTH MONTH HER BACK
  • 00:12:34.080 --> 00:12:36.050
  • WAS HURTING.
  • 00:12:36.050 --> 00:12:37.180
  • SHE COULDN'T SLEEP GOOD AT
  • 00:12:37.180 --> 00:12:38.090
  • NIGHT.
  • 00:12:38.090 --> 00:12:39.080
  • BY THE EIGHTH MONTH SHE WAS
  • 00:12:39.080 --> 00:12:39.290
  • SAYING, "GOD, I WANT TO HAVE
  • 00:12:39.290 --> 00:12:41.000
  • THIS BABY RIGHT NOW. I AM TIRED
  • 00:12:41.000 --> 00:12:42.200
  • OF WAITING."
  • 00:12:42.200 --> 00:12:43.170
  • BUT WE KNOW GOD HAS AN APPOINTED
  • 00:12:43.170 --> 00:12:46.020
  • TIME. THE CHILD IS NOT READY.
  • 00:12:46.150 --> 00:12:49.150
  • IT'S STILL GROWING, DEVELOPING.
  • 00:12:49.150 --> 00:12:50.250
  • IF GOD LET HER HAVE THE BABY
  • 00:12:50.250 --> 00:12:52.210
  • EARLY THE CHILD MAY NOT BE
  • 00:12:52.210 --> 00:12:53.250
  • HEALTHY.
  • 00:12:53.250 --> 00:12:56.120
  • SOMETIMES WE PRAY, "GOD, GIVE ME
  • 00:12:56.120 --> 00:12:58.010
  • THIS PROMISE RIGHT NOW."
  • 00:12:58.010 --> 00:12:59.240
  • "GOD, I'M UNCOMFORTABLE. THESE
  • 00:12:59.240 --> 00:13:01.060
  • PEOPLE AREN'T TREATING ME
  • 00:13:01.060 --> 00:13:02.080
  • RIGHT."
  • 00:13:02.080 --> 00:13:03.110
  • "GOD, BUSINESS IS SLOW."
  • 00:13:03.110 --> 00:13:04.250
  • WHAT WE CAN'T SEE IS THAT
  • 00:13:04.250 --> 00:13:06.160
  • SOMETHING IS NOT READY.
  • 00:13:06.160 --> 00:13:09.020
  • MAYBE IT'S ANOTHER PERSON THAT'S
  • 00:13:09.020 --> 00:13:10.060
  • GOING TO BE INVOLVED.
  • 00:13:10.060 --> 00:13:11.160
  • GOD IS STILL WORKING ON THEM.
  • 00:13:11.160 --> 00:13:13.050
  • MAYBE IT'S ANOTHER SITUATION
  • 00:13:13.050 --> 00:13:14.230
  • THAT'S GOING TO BE A PART OF
  • 00:13:14.230 --> 00:13:15.170
  • YOUR DESTINY.
  • 00:13:15.170 --> 00:13:16.210
  • IT'S NOT IN PLACE YET.
  • 00:13:16.210 --> 00:13:18.020
  • OR MAYBE GOD IS DOING A WORK IN
  • 00:13:18.020 --> 00:13:19.200
  • YOU, DEVELOPING YOUR CHARACTER,
  • 00:13:19.200 --> 00:13:22.090
  • GROWING YOU STRONGER IN THAT
  • 00:13:22.090 --> 00:13:23.040
  • PROCESS.
  • 00:13:23.040 --> 00:13:24.080
  • (APPLAUSE)
  • 00:13:24.080 --> 00:13:25.030
  • IT'S INTERESTING, THE SCRIPTURE
  • 00:13:25.030 --> 00:13:26.170
  • SAYS, "GOD DIDN'T TAKE THE
  • 00:13:26.170 --> 00:13:28.150
  • CHILDREN OF ISRAEL THE SHORTEST
  • 00:13:28.150 --> 00:13:29.210
  • ROUTE TO THE PROMISED LAND
  • 00:13:29.210 --> 00:13:30.250
  • BECAUSE HE KNEW THEY WERE NOT
  • 00:13:30.250 --> 00:13:33.040
  • PREPARED FOR WAR."
  • 00:13:33.140 --> 00:13:36.140
  • GOD COULD SEE THE BIG PICTURE.
  • 00:13:36.140 --> 00:13:37.260
  • HE KNEW IF HE TOOK THEM THE
  • 00:13:37.260 --> 00:13:39.040
  • SHORTEST WAY, THEIR ENEMIES
  • 00:13:39.040 --> 00:13:41.060
  • WOULD BE TOO POWERFUL AND
  • 00:13:41.060 --> 00:13:42.230
  • THEY WOULD BE DEFEATED.
  • 00:13:42.230 --> 00:13:44.200
  • SO ON PURPOSE, GOD TOOK THEM A
  • 00:13:44.200 --> 00:13:45.280
  • LONGER ROUTE TO PROTECT THEM AND
  • 00:13:45.280 --> 00:13:48.120
  • TO STRENGTHEN THEM SO THAT THEY
  • 00:13:48.120 --> 00:13:50.040
  • COULD FULFILL THEIR DESTINY.
  • 00:13:50.040 --> 00:13:52.040
  • IF SOMETHING IS NOT HAPPENING ON
  • 00:13:52.040 --> 00:13:53.060
  • YOUR TIMETABLE, REMIND YOURSELF,
  • 00:13:53.060 --> 00:13:55.110
  • "GOD KNOWS WHAT HE IS DOING.
  • 00:13:55.110 --> 00:13:57.020
  • HE HAS MY BEST INTERESTS AT
  • 00:13:57.020 --> 00:13:58.030
  • HEART.
  • 00:13:58.030 --> 00:13:59.020
  • I WOULDN'T BE HAVING THIS DELAY
  • 00:13:59.020 --> 00:14:00.230
  • UNLESS GOD HAD A VERY GOOD
  • 00:14:00.230 --> 00:14:02.080
  • REASON FOR IT."
  • 00:14:02.080 --> 00:14:03.190
  • AND WHILE YOU'RE WAITING, DON'T
  • 00:14:03.190 --> 00:14:05.080
  • MAKE THE MISTAKE OF TRYING TO
  • 00:14:05.080 --> 00:14:07.100
  • FIGURE EVERYTHING OUT.
  • 00:14:07.100 --> 00:14:09.080
  • "GOD, I'VE BEEN PRAYING FOR MY
  • 00:14:09.080 --> 00:14:10.060
  • CHILD FOR THREE YEARS.
  • 00:14:10.060 --> 00:14:11.200
  • WHY WON'T HE CHANGE?"
  • 00:14:11.200 --> 00:14:13.260
  • NO, IF YOU'RE CONSTANTLY TRYING
  • 00:14:13.260 --> 00:14:16.050
  • TO FIGURE THINGS OUT THAT'S ONLY
  • 00:14:16.050 --> 00:14:17.150
  • GOING TO FRUSTRATE YOU.
  • 00:14:17.150 --> 00:14:19.160
  • TURN IT OVER TO GOD.
  • 00:14:19.160 --> 00:14:21.010
  • SAY LIKE DAVID, "GOD, MY TIMES
  • 00:14:21.010 --> 00:14:23.250
  • ARE IN YOUR HANDS. I'M NOT
  • 00:14:23.250 --> 00:14:24.260
  • GOING TO WORRY ABOUT WHY
  • 00:14:24.260 --> 00:14:26.280
  • SOMETHING HASN'T HAPPENED OR
  • 00:14:26.280 --> 00:14:28.060
  • WORRY ABOUT WHY IT'S TAKING SO
  • 00:14:28.060 --> 00:14:30.120
  • LONG. GOD, I TRUST YOU.
  • 00:14:30.120 --> 00:14:32.190
  • I KNOW AT THE SET TIMES
  • 00:14:32.190 --> 00:14:34.210
  • EVERYTHING YOU PROMISED ME WILL
  • 00:14:34.210 --> 00:14:36.010
  • COME TO PASS."
  • 00:14:36.010 --> 00:14:37.230
  • SOMETIMES WHEN WE GET IN A HURRY
  • 00:14:37.230 --> 00:14:38.290
  • WE MAKE THE MISTAKE OF TAKING
  • 00:14:38.290 --> 00:14:41.050
  • MATTERS INTO OUR OWN HANDS AND
  • 00:14:41.050 --> 00:14:42.280
  • WE TRY TO FORCE THINGS TO
  • 00:14:42.280 --> 00:14:44.190
  • HAPPEN.
  • 00:14:44.190 --> 00:14:45.270
  • MANY TIMES WE MISS GOD'S BEST.
  • 00:14:45.270 --> 00:14:48.000
  • THIS IS WHAT HAPPENED WITH
  • 00:14:48.000 --> 00:14:48.270
  • ABRAHAM AND SARAH.
  • 00:14:48.270 --> 00:14:50.170
  • GOD GAVE THEM THE PROMISE THAT
  • 00:14:50.170 --> 00:14:51.240
  • THEY WERE GOING TO HAVE A BABY
  • 00:14:51.240 --> 00:14:53.170
  • BUT YEAR AFTER YEAR WENT BY AND
  • 00:14:53.170 --> 00:14:54.280
  • NOTHING WAS HAPPENING SO THEY
  • 00:14:54.280 --> 00:14:56.190
  • DECIDED TO TRY TO HELP GOD OUT.
  • 00:14:56.190 --> 00:14:58.250
  • SARAH CAME UP WITH A PLAN.
  • 00:14:58.250 --> 00:15:01.230
  • SHE TOLD ABRAHAM TO SLEEP WITH
  • 00:15:01.230 --> 00:15:03.090
  • ONE OF HER MAIDS.
  • 00:15:03.090 --> 00:15:05.100
  • THAT WAY THEY COULD HAVE THAT
  • 00:15:05.100 --> 00:15:06.070
  • BABY.
  • 00:15:06.070 --> 00:15:07.090
  • ABRAHAM, INSTEAD OF BEING
  • 00:15:07.090 --> 00:15:08.250
  • PATIENT, WAITING FOR GOD'S
  • 00:15:08.250 --> 00:15:10.150
  • TIMING, HE WENT ALONG WITH THE
  • 00:15:10.150 --> 00:15:12.080
  • PLAN.
  • 00:15:12.080 --> 00:15:13.180
  • AND SURE ENOUGH, THEY HAD A BABY
  • 00:15:13.180 --> 00:15:14.070
  • BOY.
  • 00:15:14.070 --> 00:15:15.170
  • THEY WERE VERY EXCITED.
  • 00:15:15.170 --> 00:15:17.080
  • THEY NAMED HIM ISHMAEL.
  • 00:15:17.080 --> 00:15:19.120
  • THEY SAID, "LOOK! THIS IS THE
  • 00:15:19.120 --> 00:15:20.110
  • CHILD GOD PROMISED US."
  • 00:15:20.110 --> 00:15:23.080
  • BUT GOD SAID, "ABRAHAM, SARAH.
  • 00:15:23.080 --> 00:15:24.230
  • THAT IS NOT THE CHILD I PROMISED
  • 00:15:24.230 --> 00:15:26.070
  • YOU. THAT'S SOMETHING THAT YOU
  • 00:15:26.070 --> 00:15:27.190
  • DID ON YOUR OWN."
  • 00:15:27.190 --> 00:15:29.240
  • DO YOU KNOW ISHMAEL WAS A
  • 00:15:29.240 --> 00:15:31.020
  • STRUGGLE TO RAISE?
  • 00:15:31.020 --> 00:15:33.000
  • THEY WERE CONSTANTLY HAVING
  • 00:15:33.000 --> 00:15:33.250
  • PROBLEMS; CONFLICT.
  • 00:15:33.250 --> 00:15:36.020
  • THERE WAS NO GRACE FOR HIM.
  • 00:15:36.020 --> 00:15:38.270
  • BUT UNDERSTAND, WHAT GOD ORDERS,
  • 00:15:38.270 --> 00:15:40.160
  • GOD WILL PAY FOR.
  • 00:15:40.160 --> 00:15:42.120
  • WHAT GOD GIVES BIRTH TO, GOD
  • 00:15:42.120 --> 00:15:44.030
  • WILL ALWAYS GIVE YOU THE GRACE
  • 00:15:44.030 --> 00:15:45.220
  • TO TAKE CARE OF IT.
  • 00:15:45.220 --> 00:15:46.260
  • (APPLAUSE)
  • 00:15:46.260 --> 00:15:48.010
  • BUT WHEN WE BIRTH THINGS IN OUR
  • 00:15:48.010 --> 00:15:49.020
  • OWN STRENGTH OUT OF GOD'S TIMING
  • 00:15:49.020 --> 00:15:51.000
  • THEN GOD IS NOT OBLIGATED.
  • 00:15:51.000 --> 00:15:53.010
  • FOURTEEN YEARS LATER, AT THE SET
  • 00:15:53.010 --> 00:15:54.240
  • TIME, SARAH GAVE BIRTH TO ISAAC;
  • 00:15:55.100 --> 00:15:58.100
  • THE CHILD THAT GOD PROMISED
  • 00:15:58.100 --> 00:15:59.020
  • THEM.
  • 00:15:59.020 --> 00:16:00.190
  • LIKE SARAH, THERE WILL BE TIMES
  • 00:16:00.190 --> 00:16:02.040
  • IN LIFE WHERE IT'S NOT HAPPENING
  • 00:16:02.040 --> 00:16:04.150
  • AS FAST AS YOU WOULD LIKE.
  • 00:16:04.150 --> 00:16:06.050
  • YOU'LL BE TEMPTED TO TRY TO
  • 00:16:06.050 --> 00:16:07.160
  • FORCE THINGS TO HAPPEN.
  • 00:16:07.160 --> 00:16:09.140
  • MAYBE IN A RELATIONSHIP, THE
  • 00:16:09.140 --> 00:16:11.030
  • PERSON YOU'RE THINKING ABOUT
  • 00:16:11.030 --> 00:16:12.170
  • DATING, YOU KNOW DOWN DEEP
  • 00:16:12.170 --> 00:16:14.000
  • THEY'RE NOT GOOD FOR YOU.
  • 00:16:14.000 --> 00:16:15.190
  • THEY DON'T TREAT YOU WITH
  • 00:16:15.190 --> 00:16:16.160
  • RESPECT.
  • 00:16:16.160 --> 00:16:17.160
  • BUT YOU'RE AFRAID THAT YOU MIGHT
  • 00:16:17.160 --> 00:16:18.180
  • NOT MEET ANYONE ELSE.
  • 00:16:18.180 --> 00:16:20.110
  • NO, IF YOU'LL LET GO OF ISHMAEL,
  • 00:16:20.110 --> 00:16:23.040
  • ISAAC WILL SHOW UP.
  • 00:16:23.040 --> 00:16:25.030
  • THE ONE GOD PROMISED YOU IS IN
  • 00:16:25.030 --> 00:16:26.100
  • YOUR FUTURE.
  • 00:16:26.100 --> 00:16:27.240
  • (APPLAUSE)
  • 00:16:27.240 --> 00:16:29.040
  • THE TIME HAS ALREADY BEEN SET.
  • 00:16:29.040 --> 00:16:31.100
  • NOW BE PATIENT AND TRUST GOD TO
  • 00:16:31.100 --> 00:16:32.220
  • DO IT HIS WAY.
  • 00:16:32.220 --> 00:16:34.180
  • I LEARNED A LONG TIME AGO GOD
  • 00:16:34.180 --> 00:16:36.010
  • DOESN'T NEED MY HELP.
  • 00:16:36.010 --> 00:16:37.260
  • HE'S GOT IT ALL FIGURED OUT.
  • 00:16:37.260 --> 00:16:39.210
  • HE KNOWS THE END FROM THE
  • 00:16:39.210 --> 00:16:40.150
  • BEGINNING.
  • 00:16:40.150 --> 00:16:42.010
  • ALL WE HAVE TO DO IS TRUST HIM.
  • 00:16:42.010 --> 00:16:44.140
  • YOU DON'T HAVE TO TRY TO FORCE
  • 00:16:44.140 --> 00:16:45.180
  • DOORS TO OPEN.
  • 00:16:45.180 --> 00:16:47.130
  • YOU DON'T HAVE TO TRY TO MAKE
  • 00:16:47.130 --> 00:16:48.120
  • PEOPLE LIKE YOU, MANIPULATE YOUR
  • 00:16:48.120 --> 00:16:50.050
  • WAY INTO A FRIENDSHIP, INTO A
  • 00:16:50.050 --> 00:16:52.090
  • POSITION.
  • 00:16:52.090 --> 00:16:54.020
  • NO, YOU JUST KEEP HONORING GOD
  • 00:16:54.020 --> 00:16:55.200
  • WITH YOUR LIFE, STAY IN PEACE,
  • 00:16:55.200 --> 00:16:58.140
  • TRUST HIS TIMING AND GOD WILL
  • 00:16:58.140 --> 00:17:00.080
  • OPEN DOORS THAT NO MAN CAN SHUT.
  • 00:17:00.080 --> 00:17:02.140
  • GOD WILL BRING AMAZING PEOPLE
  • 00:17:02.140 --> 00:17:04.230
  • ACROSS YOUR PATH.
  • 00:17:04.230 --> 00:17:07.010
  • (APPLAUSE)
  • 00:17:07.010 --> 00:17:07.240
  • GOD WILL DEFEAT YOUR ENEMIES
  • 00:17:07.240 --> 00:17:09.040
  • AND GET YOU TO WHERE YOU'RE
  • 00:17:09.040 --> 00:17:10.160
  • SUPPOSED TO BE.
  • 00:17:10.160 --> 00:17:11.220
  • NOW DON'T GO AROUND BIRTHING
  • 00:17:11.220 --> 00:17:13.090
  • ISHMAEL'S WHEN GOD WANTS TO GIVE
  • 00:17:13.090 --> 00:17:14.260
  • YOU ISAAC'S.
  • 00:17:14.260 --> 00:17:15.280
  • THAT'S WHAT IT SAYS IN PSALMS.
  • 00:17:15.280 --> 00:17:16.250
  • "WHEN YOU DELIGHT YOURSELF IN
  • 00:17:16.250 --> 00:17:18.050
  • THE LORD, GOD WILL GIVE YOU THE
  • 00:17:18.050 --> 00:17:19.120
  • DESIRES OF YOUR HEART."
  • 00:17:19.120 --> 00:17:21.280
  • THERE'S A BIG DIFFERENCE BETWEEN
  • 00:17:21.280 --> 00:17:23.060
  • GOD GIVING YOU SOMETHING AND YOU
  • 00:17:23.060 --> 00:17:24.280
  • HAVING TO WORK TO MAKE IT
  • 00:17:24.280 --> 00:17:26.130
  • HAPPEN.
  • 00:17:26.130 --> 00:17:27.250
  • WHEN WE TRY TO FORCE THINGS, WE
  • 00:17:27.250 --> 00:17:29.080
  • DON'T WAIT FOR GOD'S TIMING,
  • 00:17:29.080 --> 00:17:31.150
  • IT'S A CONSTANT STRUGGLE.
  • 00:17:31.150 --> 00:17:32.250
  • IT'S A BURDEN.
  • 00:17:32.250 --> 00:17:34.090
  • WE CAN'T SEEM TO EVER GET IT OFF
  • 00:17:34.090 --> 00:17:35.280
  • THE GROUND.
  • 00:17:35.280 --> 00:17:37.030
  • BUT IF YOU'LL LET GOD DO IT HIS
  • 00:17:37.030 --> 00:17:38.290
  • WAY, IN HIS TIMING, THERE'LL BE
  • 00:17:38.290 --> 00:17:40.140
  • A SUPERNATURAL GRACE.
  • 00:17:40.140 --> 00:17:43.000
  • THERE WILL BE AN EASE.
  • 00:17:43.000 --> 00:17:44.210
  • YES, YOU'LL HAVE OPPOSITION.
  • 00:17:44.210 --> 00:17:46.160
  • BUT YOU'LL FEEL A STRENGTH, A
  • 00:17:46.160 --> 00:17:47.290
  • PEACE, GOD'S FAVOR
  • 00:17:47.290 --> 00:17:50.010
  • SUPERNATURALLY PUSHING YOU
  • 00:17:50.010 --> 00:17:51.210
  • FORWARD.
  • 00:17:51.210 --> 00:17:53.050
  • I REMEMBER A COUPLE OF YEARS
  • 00:17:53.050 --> 00:17:54.240
  • AFTER MY FATHER DIED I REALLY
  • 00:17:54.240 --> 00:17:56.050
  • WANTED TO WRITE A BOOK.
  • 00:17:56.050 --> 00:17:58.010
  • I HAD A STRONG DESIRE BUT I
  • 00:17:58.010 --> 00:17:59.210
  • DIDN'T KNOW ANY PUBLISHERS OR
  • 00:17:59.210 --> 00:18:01.070
  • ANYTHING ABOUT THE BOOK
  • 00:18:01.070 --> 00:18:03.050
  • INDUSTRY.
  • 00:18:03.050 --> 00:18:04.060
  • SEVERAL TIMES I STARTED TO CALL
  • 00:18:04.060 --> 00:18:05.190
  • A FRIEND THAT DID KNOW A
  • 00:18:05.190 --> 00:18:07.050
  • PUBLISHER.
  • 00:18:07.050 --> 00:18:08.060
  • I DIDN'T FEEL GOOD ABOUT IT.
  • 00:18:08.060 --> 00:18:09.130
  • I JUST KNEW IT WASN'T RIGHT.
  • 00:18:09.130 --> 00:18:10.240
  • OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF YEARS I
  • 00:18:10.240 --> 00:18:12.150
  • WAS APPROACHED BY DIFFERENT
  • 00:18:12.150 --> 00:18:14.090
  • PUBLISHERS AND EVEN OFFERED A
  • 00:18:14.090 --> 00:18:15.070
  • CONTRACT.
  • 00:18:15.070 --> 00:18:16.180
  • ON THE SURFACE IT LOOKED GOOD.
  • 00:18:16.180 --> 00:18:18.170
  • THEY WERE FINE PEOPLE BUT DOWN
  • 00:18:18.170 --> 00:18:19.230
  • HERE I COULD HEAR A STILL SMALL
  • 00:18:19.230 --> 00:18:22.130
  • VOICE TELLING ME, "JOEL, BE
  • 00:18:22.130 --> 00:18:23.240
  • PATIENT. THIS IS NOT THE RIGHT
  • 00:18:23.240 --> 00:18:25.110
  • ONE. TRUST MY TIMING.
  • 00:18:25.110 --> 00:18:28.090
  • SOMETHING BETTER IS COMING."
  • 00:18:28.090 --> 00:18:30.140
  • I PUT IT ON HOLD MONTH AFTER
  • 00:18:30.140 --> 00:18:31.270
  • MONTH.
  • 00:18:31.270 --> 00:18:32.280
  • I DIDN'T WORRY ABOUT IT.
  • 00:18:32.280 --> 00:18:34.110
  • I WASN'T FRUSTRATED.
  • 00:18:34.110 --> 00:18:36.040
  • MY ATTITUDE WAS, "GOD, MY TIMES
  • 00:18:36.040 --> 00:18:37.130
  • ARE IN YOUR HANDS. WHEN YOU
  • 00:18:37.130 --> 00:18:39.270
  • WANT ME TO WRITE A BOOK I KNOW
  • 00:18:39.270 --> 00:18:41.190
  • YOU WILL OPEN UP THE DOORS."
  • 00:18:41.190 --> 00:18:43.160
  • SEE, YOU CAN DO THE RIGHT THING
  • 00:18:43.160 --> 00:18:45.020
  • AT THE WRONG TIME AND MISS GOD'S
  • 00:18:45.020 --> 00:18:46.190
  • BEST.
  • 00:18:46.190 --> 00:18:48.080
  • TIMING IS EVERYTHING.
  • 00:18:48.080 --> 00:18:50.060
  • BE PATIENT AND LET GOD OPEN THE
  • 00:18:50.060 --> 00:18:51.120
  • DOORS.
  • 00:18:51.120 --> 00:18:53.050
  • YES, YOU MAY HAVE TO KNOCK.
  • 00:18:53.050 --> 00:18:55.090
  • YOU'LL HAVE TO PUT FORTH THE
  • 00:18:55.090 --> 00:18:56.140
  • EFFORT.
  • 00:18:56.140 --> 00:18:57.110
  • I'M A BELIEVER IN BEING
  • 00:18:57.110 --> 00:18:58.110
  • AGGRESSIVE AND PURSUING DREAMS
  • 00:18:58.110 --> 00:19:00.080
  • BUT YOU DON'T HAVE TO FORCE
  • 00:19:00.080 --> 00:19:01.180
  • DOORS TO OPEN.
  • 00:19:01.180 --> 00:19:03.280
  • YOU DON'T HAVE TO TRY TO MAKE
  • 00:19:03.280 --> 00:19:05.010
  • PEOPLE TO LIKE YOU.
  • 00:19:05.010 --> 00:19:06.130
  • YOU DON'T HAVE TO TALK YOURSELF
  • 00:19:06.130 --> 00:19:07.050
  • INTO IT.
  • 00:19:07.050 --> 00:19:08.150
  • IF YOU'LL BE PATIENT AND WAIT
  • 00:19:08.150 --> 00:19:10.020
  • FOR GOD'S TIMING HE WILL GIVE
  • 00:19:10.020 --> 00:19:11.270
  • YOU THE DESIRES OF YOUR HEART.
  • 00:19:11.290 --> 00:19:14.290
  • ONE DAY THROUGH A SERIES OF
  • 00:19:14.290 --> 00:19:16.100
  • UNUSUAL EVENTS I MET THIS
  • 00:19:16.100 --> 00:19:18.050
  • PUBLISHER.
  • 00:19:18.050 --> 00:19:19.260
  • I KNEW THEY WERE THE RIGHT
  • 00:19:19.260 --> 00:19:20.250
  • PEOPLE.
  • 00:19:20.250 --> 00:19:21.290
  • I FELT GOOD ABOUT IT.
  • 00:19:21.290 --> 00:19:23.030
  • EVERYTHING FELL INTO PLACE.
  • 00:19:23.030 --> 00:19:24.160
  • AND THAT BOOK, "YOUR BEST LIFE
  • 00:19:24.160 --> 00:19:25.200
  • NOW," WENT ON TO BECOME A HUGE
  • 00:19:25.200 --> 00:19:27.250
  • SUCCESS, PUBLISHED IN OVER 40
  • 00:19:27.250 --> 00:19:29.010
  • LANGUAGES.
  • 00:19:29.010 --> 00:19:30.210
  • THAT'S WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU
  • 00:19:30.210 --> 00:19:31.210
  • WAIT FOR GOD'S TIMING.
  • 00:19:31.210 --> 00:19:33.220
  • YOU WON'T HAVE TO SETTLE FOR
  • 00:19:33.220 --> 00:19:34.150
  • ISHMAEL.
  • 00:19:34.150 --> 00:19:35.260
  • GOD WILL GIVE YOU ISAAC'S.
  • 00:19:35.260 --> 00:19:37.160
  • HE WILL GIVE YOU WHAT HE
  • 00:19:37.160 --> 00:19:38.050
  • PROMISED.
  • 00:19:38.050 --> 00:19:39.160
  • THIS PRINCIPLE IS ESPECIALLY
  • 00:19:39.160 --> 00:19:40.190
  • IMPORTANT WHEN WE'RE FACING
  • 00:19:40.190 --> 00:19:42.060
  • CHALLENGES.
  • 00:19:42.060 --> 00:19:43.210
  • IF YOU GET A NEGATIVE MEDICAL
  • 00:19:43.210 --> 00:19:44.250
  • REPORT, YOU LOST YOUR BIGGEST
  • 00:19:44.250 --> 00:19:46.080
  • CLIENT AT THE OFFICE, OR AT WORK
  • 00:19:46.080 --> 00:19:47.030
  • SOMEBODY IS TALKING BEHIND YOUR
  • 00:19:47.030 --> 00:19:49.290
  • BACK, TRYING TO MAKE YOU LOOK
  • 00:19:49.290 --> 00:19:51.120
  • BAD.
  • 00:19:51.120 --> 00:19:52.140
  • IT'S EASY TO GET ALL WROUGHT UP
  • 00:19:52.140 --> 00:19:53.250
  • AND THINK, "I'VE GOT TO GET IN
  • 00:19:53.250 --> 00:19:55.160
  • THERE AND STRAIGHTEN THINGS OUT.
  • 00:19:55.160 --> 00:19:56.290
  • I'M GOING TO FIX THAT PERSON.
  • 00:19:56.290 --> 00:19:58.120
  • I'VE GOT TO GET A SECOND JOB.
  • 00:19:58.120 --> 00:20:00.050
  • I'LL NEVER MAKE IT WITHOUT THAT
  • 00:20:00.050 --> 00:20:00.240
  • CLIENT."
  • 00:20:00.240 --> 00:20:02.040
  • SO OFTEN WE THINK WE HAVE TO DO
  • 00:20:02.040 --> 00:20:04.160
  • IT ONLY IN OUR OWN STRENGTH.
  • 00:20:04.160 --> 00:20:06.070
  • THIS IS WHEN MANY PEOPLE MAKE
  • 00:20:06.070 --> 00:20:08.010
  • QUICK DECISIONS THAT END UP ONLY
  • 00:20:08.010 --> 00:20:09.210
  • MAKING MATTERS WORSE.
  • 00:20:09.210 --> 00:20:12.040
  • THE SCRIPTURE SAYS, "BE STILL
  • 00:20:12.040 --> 00:20:13.210
  • AND KNOW THAT I AM GOD."
  • 00:20:13.210 --> 00:20:16.140
  • WHEN YOU FEEL OVERWHELMED AND
  • 00:20:16.140 --> 00:20:17.290
  • YOU'RE TEMPTED TO TAKE
  • 00:20:17.290 --> 00:20:19.070
  • EVERYTHING INTO YOUR OWN HANDS
  • 00:20:19.070 --> 00:20:21.180
  • YOU HAVE TO MAKE YOURSELF BE
  • 00:20:21.180 --> 00:20:22.120
  • STILL.
  • 00:20:22.120 --> 00:20:24.020
  • THE BATTLE IS NOT YOURS.
  • 00:20:24.020 --> 00:20:25.250
  • THE BATTLE IS THE LORD'S.
  • 00:20:25.250 --> 00:20:28.000
  • BUT AS LONG AS YOU'RE FIGHTING
  • 00:20:28.000 --> 00:20:29.120
  • IT, TRYING TO MAKE IT HAPPEN
  • 00:20:29.120 --> 00:20:31.010
  • YOUR WAY, TRYING TO PAY SOMEBODY
  • 00:20:31.010 --> 00:20:32.170
  • BACK, UPSET, WORRIED, THEN GOD
  • 00:20:32.170 --> 00:20:34.260
  • IS GOING TO STEP BACK AND LET
  • 00:20:34.260 --> 00:20:36.170
  • YOU DO IT ON YOUR OWN.
  • 00:20:36.170 --> 00:20:39.030
  • BUT WHEN YOU TAKE IT OUT OF YOUR
  • 00:20:39.030 --> 00:20:40.020
  • HANDS AND SAY, "GOD, I TRUST
  • 00:20:40.020 --> 00:20:41.080
  • YOU.
  • 00:20:41.080 --> 00:20:43.030
  • I KNOW YOU HAVE ALREADY SET THE
  • 00:20:43.030 --> 00:20:44.180
  • TIME TO BRING ME OUT.
  • 00:20:44.180 --> 00:20:46.220
  • YOU'VE ALREADY SET THE TIME TO
  • 00:20:46.220 --> 00:20:48.020
  • VINDICATE ME.
  • 00:20:48.020 --> 00:20:49.130
  • YOU'VE SET THE TIME TO BRING
  • 00:20:49.130 --> 00:20:50.100
  • HEALING.
  • 00:20:50.100 --> 00:20:51.160
  • SO I'M GOING TO BE STILL AND
  • 00:20:51.160 --> 00:20:53.000
  • KNOW THAT YOU ARE GOD.'
  • 00:20:53.000 --> 00:20:55.170
  • THIS IS WHAT THE ISRAELITES DID.
  • 00:20:55.170 --> 00:20:56.210
  • THEY WERE SURROUNDED BY A HUGE
  • 00:20:56.210 --> 00:20:58.270
  • ARMY; GREATLY OUTNUMBERED.
  • 00:20:58.270 --> 00:21:01.100
  • THEY WERE SO WORRIED, SO
  • 00:21:01.100 --> 00:21:02.130
  • STRESSED OUT.
  • 00:21:02.130 --> 00:21:03.220
  • THEY WERE GETTING THEIR
  • 00:21:03.220 --> 00:21:04.240
  • EQUIPMENT ON, TRYING TO COME UP
  • 00:21:04.240 --> 00:21:06.060
  • WITH SOME TYPE OF STRATEGY TO
  • 00:21:06.060 --> 00:21:07.270
  • FIGHT OFF THE ENEMY.
  • 00:21:07.270 --> 00:21:09.220
  • JUST BEFORE THEY WENT TO BATTLE
  • 00:21:09.220 --> 00:21:11.160
  • THEY DECIDED TO PRAY.
  • 00:21:11.160 --> 00:21:13.200
  • GOD SAID TO THEM, "STAND STILL
  • 00:21:13.200 --> 00:21:15.060
  • AND YOU WILL SEE THE DELIVERANCE
  • 00:21:15.110 --> 00:21:18.110
  • OF THE LORD. FOR THE LORD WILL
  • 00:21:18.110 --> 00:21:19.210
  • FIGHT FOR YOU IF YOU REMAIN
  • 00:21:19.210 --> 00:21:21.090
  • AT REST."
  • 00:21:21.090 --> 00:21:23.150
  • NOTICE THE CONDITION.
  • 00:21:23.150 --> 00:21:25.090
  • GOD WILL TURN IT AROUND.
  • 00:21:25.090 --> 00:21:26.210
  • GOD WILL RESTORE YOU.
  • 00:21:26.210 --> 00:21:28.130
  • GOD WILL VINDICATE YOU IF YOU
  • 00:21:28.130 --> 00:21:29.240
  • WILL BE STILL AND REMAIN AT
  • 00:21:29.240 --> 00:21:31.130
  • REST.
  • 00:21:31.130 --> 00:21:33.110
  • IN OTHER WORDS, IF YOU WILL WAIT
  • 00:21:33.110 --> 00:21:35.040
  • FOR THE SET TIME, IF YOU WILL BE
  • 00:21:35.040 --> 00:21:36.240
  • PATIENT AND NOT GIVE BIRTH TO
  • 00:21:36.240 --> 00:21:39.030
  • ISHMAEL'S, THEN GOD HAS ISAAC'S
  • 00:21:39.030 --> 00:21:40.270
  • IN YOUR FUTURE.
  • 00:21:40.270 --> 00:21:43.030
  • NOW, SOME OF YOU TODAY ARE
  • 00:21:43.030 --> 00:21:44.050
  • FACING A BIG CHALLENGE.
  • 00:21:44.050 --> 00:21:45.220
  • YOU CAN'T SLEEP WELL AT NIGHT.
  • 00:21:45.220 --> 00:21:47.110
  • YOU'RE UPSET.
  • 00:21:47.110 --> 00:21:48.030
  • YOU'RE FRUSTRATED.
  • 00:21:48.030 --> 00:21:48.250
  • GOD IS SAYING TO YOU WHAT HE
  • 00:21:48.250 --> 00:21:50.190
  • SAID TO THEM, 'BE STILL. I'VE
  • 00:21:50.190 --> 00:21:52.110
  • GOT IT ALL FIGURED OUT.
  • 00:21:52.110 --> 00:21:54.280
  • I CONTROL THE WHOLE UNIVERSE.
  • 00:21:54.280 --> 00:21:56.090
  • I'VE ALREADY SET THE TIME TO
  • 00:21:56.090 --> 00:21:57.270
  • DELIVER YOU.
  • 00:21:57.270 --> 00:22:00.090
  • I'VE ALREADY SET THE TIME TO NOT
  • 00:22:00.090 --> 00:22:01.100
  • ONLY BRING YOU OUT BUT TO BRING
  • 00:22:01.100 --> 00:22:02.260
  • YOU OUT BETTER OFF THAN YOU WERE
  • 00:22:02.260 --> 00:22:04.070
  • BEFORE."
  • 00:22:04.070 --> 00:22:05.220
  • NOW DO YOUR PART AND REST.
  • 00:22:05.220 --> 00:22:07.130
  • TRUST GOD'S TIMING.
  • 00:22:07.130 --> 00:22:09.270
  • GOD KNOWS WHAT HE IS DOING.
  • 00:22:09.270 --> 00:22:11.240
  • WE MAY NOT ALWAYS UNDERSTAND WHY
  • 00:22:11.240 --> 00:22:12.290
  • SOMETHING IS TAKING SO LONG BUT
  • 00:22:12.290 --> 00:22:15.180
  • SOMETIMES GOD WILL DELAY AN
  • 00:22:15.180 --> 00:22:17.290
  • ANSWER ON PURPOSE SIMPLY SO HE
  • 00:22:17.290 --> 00:22:20.100
  • CAN SHOW HIS POWER IN A GREATER
  • 00:22:20.100 --> 00:22:22.130
  • WAY.
  • 00:22:22.130 --> 00:22:23.220
  • WHEN PHARAOH WOULDN'T LET THE
  • 00:22:23.220 --> 00:22:24.270
  • ISRAELITES GO, GOD HAD MOSES
  • 00:22:24.270 --> 00:22:26.160
  • TELL HIM THAT IF PHARAOH DIDN'T
  • 00:22:26.160 --> 00:22:29.000
  • CHANGE HIS MIND GOD WAS GOING TO
  • 00:22:29.000 --> 00:22:30.120
  • SEND PLAGUE AFTER PLAGUE ON
  • 00:22:30.120 --> 00:22:32.150
  • PHARAOH AND HIS PEOPLE.
  • 00:22:32.150 --> 00:22:34.150
  • THE SCRIPTURE SAYS THAT, "GOD
  • 00:22:34.150 --> 00:22:35.200
  • CAUSED PHARAOH TO HARDEN HIS
  • 00:22:35.200 --> 00:22:37.260
  • HEART."
  • 00:22:37.260 --> 00:22:39.130
  • NOT THE ENEMY.
  • 00:22:39.130 --> 00:22:40.270
  • GOD CAUSED HIM TO BE STUBBORN
  • 00:22:40.270 --> 00:22:42.030
  • AND NOT GIVE IN.
  • 00:22:42.030 --> 00:22:44.000
  • MOSES SAID, "PHARAOH, IF YOU
  • 00:22:44.000 --> 00:22:45.150
  • DON'T LET US GO, GOD IS GOING TO
  • 00:22:45.150 --> 00:22:47.050
  • SEND LOCUSTS THAT ARE GOING TO
  • 00:22:47.050 --> 00:22:48.210
  • EAT ALL YOUR CROPS AND DESTROY
  • 00:22:48.210 --> 00:22:50.080
  • THE FOOD SUPPLY."
  • 00:22:50.080 --> 00:22:52.190
  • PHARAOH SAID, "I DON'T CARE.
  • 00:22:52.190 --> 00:22:53.090
  • LET HIM DO IT.
  • 00:22:53.090 --> 00:22:54.060
  • I'M NOT CHANGING MY MIND."
  • 00:22:54.060 --> 00:22:55.230
  • ONE BAD PLAGUE AFTER ANOTHER AND
  • 00:22:55.230 --> 00:22:57.090
  • HE WOULDN'T GIVE IN. WHY?
  • 00:22:57.090 --> 00:23:00.070
  • GOD WANTED TO SHOW HIS POWER
  • 00:23:00.070 --> 00:23:01.020
  • IN A GREATER WAY.
  • 00:23:01.020 --> 00:23:02.240
  • WHEN ALL THOSE PLAGUES WERE
  • 00:23:02.240 --> 00:23:04.030
  • HARMING PHARAOH AND HIS PEOPLE,
  • 00:23:04.030 --> 00:23:06.030
  • THE ISRAELITES LIVING IN THAT
  • 00:23:06.030 --> 00:23:07.190
  • SAME AREA, NOT ONE PLAGUE
  • 00:23:07.190 --> 00:23:09.030
  • AFFECTED THEM.
  • 00:23:09.030 --> 00:23:12.010
  • YOUR SITUATION MAY BE TAKING
  • 00:23:12.010 --> 00:23:13.100
  • LONGER THAN YOU THOUGHT.
  • 00:23:13.100 --> 00:23:15.110
  • MAYBE IT'S SOMETHING MORE
  • 00:23:15.110 --> 00:23:16.190
  • DIFFICULT THAN YOU'VE EVER
  • 00:23:16.190 --> 00:23:17.160
  • EXPERIENCED.
  • 00:23:17.160 --> 00:23:19.020
  • THAT DOESN'T MEAN THAT THE ENEMY
  • 00:23:19.020 --> 00:23:20.020
  • IS GETTING THE BEST OF YOU.
  • 00:23:20.020 --> 00:23:21.240
  • IT DOESN'T MEAN THAT GOD WENT ON
  • 00:23:21.240 --> 00:23:22.260
  • VACATION AND IS NOT CONCERNED
  • 00:23:22.260 --> 00:23:24.070
  • ANYMORE.
  • 00:23:24.070 --> 00:23:26.020
  • NO, JUST LIKE WITH PHARAOH, GOD
  • 00:23:26.020 --> 00:23:27.210
  • HAS NOT TURNED IT AROUND YET
  • 00:23:27.210 --> 00:23:29.210
  • BECAUSE HE WANTS TO SHOW HIS
  • 00:23:29.210 --> 00:23:31.160
  • FAVOR IN YOUR LIFE IN AN AMAZING
  • 00:23:31.160 --> 00:23:33.040
  • WAY.
  • 00:23:33.040 --> 00:23:34.270
  • GOD IS GOING TO SHOW HIS
  • 00:23:34.270 --> 00:23:36.100
  • STRENGTH, HIS HEALING, HIS
  • 00:23:36.100 --> 00:23:37.200
  • GOODNESS, HIS POWER, LIKE YOU'VE
  • 00:23:37.200 --> 00:23:40.010
  • NEVER SEEN BEFORE.
  • 00:23:40.010 --> 00:23:41.180
  • YOU MIGHT AS WELL GET READY.
  • 00:23:41.180 --> 00:23:42.240
  • WHEN GOD BRINGS YOU OUT
  • 00:23:42.240 --> 00:23:44.140
  • EVERYBODY AROUND YOU IS GOING TO
  • 00:23:44.140 --> 00:23:45.270
  • HAVE NO DOUBT THE GOD YOU SERVE
  • 00:23:45.270 --> 00:23:47.260
  • IS AN AWESOME GOD.
  • 00:23:47.260 --> 00:23:50.080
  • (APPLAUSE)
  • 00:23:50.080 --> 00:23:51.180
  • NOW MY CHALLENGE-TRUST GOD'S
  • 00:23:51.180 --> 00:23:53.070
  • TIMING.
  • 00:23:53.070 --> 00:23:55.050
  • STAND STILL AND YOU'LL SEE GOD
  • 00:23:55.050 --> 00:23:56.190
  • DELIVER YOU.
  • 00:23:56.190 --> 00:23:58.190
  • WHEN YOU REMAIN AT REST ALMIGHTY
  • 00:23:58.190 --> 00:24:00.040
  • GOD WILL FIGHT YOUR BATTLES.
  • 00:24:00.040 --> 00:24:02.090
  • FRIENDS, THERE ARE SET TIMES IN
  • 00:24:02.090 --> 00:24:03.200
  • YOUR FUTURE.
  • 00:24:03.200 --> 00:24:05.160
  • NOW QUIT WORRYING ABOUT WHEN
  • 00:24:05.160 --> 00:24:06.180
  • IT'S GOING TO HAPPEN.
  • 00:24:06.180 --> 00:24:07.290
  • GOD CAN SEE THE BIG PICTURE.
  • 00:24:07.290 --> 00:24:10.020
  • HE KNOWS WHAT'S BEST FOR YOU.
  • 00:24:10.020 --> 00:24:12.040
  • DARE TO SAY LIKE DAVID, "GOD, MY
  • 00:24:12.040 --> 00:24:13.170
  • TIMES ARE IN YOUR HAND."
  • 00:24:13.170 --> 00:24:16.010
  • WHEN YOU DO THIS IT TAKES ALL
  • 00:24:16.010 --> 00:24:17.030
  • THE PRESSURE OFF.
  • 00:24:17.030 --> 00:24:18.220
  • YOU DON'T HAVE TO STRUGGLE AND
  • 00:24:18.220 --> 00:24:19.270
  • TRY TO FORCE THINGS TO HAPPEN.
  • 00:24:19.270 --> 00:24:21.200
  • YOU KNOW GOD HAS IT ALL FIGURED
  • 00:24:21.200 --> 00:24:22.220
  • OUT.
  • 00:24:22.220 --> 00:24:24.010
  • SO YOU CAN RELAX AND ENJOY YOUR
  • 00:24:24.010 --> 00:24:25.000
  • LIFE WHILE YOU'RE WAITING FOR
  • 00:24:25.000 --> 00:24:26.290
  • THE PROMISES TO COME TO PASS.
  • 00:24:26.290 --> 00:24:29.120
  • IF YOU WILL ENTER INTO THIS
  • 00:24:29.120 --> 00:24:30.160
  • REST, TRUSTING GOD'S TIMING, YOU
  • 00:24:30.160 --> 00:24:32.240
  • WON'T GIVE BIRTH TO ISMAEL'S.
  • 00:24:32.240 --> 00:24:34.240
  • YOU'LL GIVE BIRTH TO ISAAC'S.
  • 00:24:34.240 --> 00:24:37.050
  • BECAUSE YOU HAVE FAITH AND
  • 00:24:37.050 --> 00:24:38.050
  • PATIENCE, I BELIEVE AND DECLARE,
  • 00:24:38.050 --> 00:24:40.270
  • YOU'RE GOING TO COME IN TO SET
  • 00:24:40.270 --> 00:24:42.130
  • TIMES OF FAVOR, SET TIMES OF
  • 00:24:42.130 --> 00:24:44.000
  • HEALING, SET TIMES OF PROMOTION,
  • 00:24:44.000 --> 00:24:46.240
  • SET TIMES OF BREAKTHROUGH.
  • 00:24:46.240 --> 00:24:48.240
  • GOD IS GOING TO GIVE YOU THE
  • 00:24:48.240 --> 00:24:49.270
  • DESIRES OF YOUR HEART.
  • 00:24:49.270 --> 00:24:51.290
  • EVERYTHING HE HAS PROMISED
  • 00:24:51.290 --> 00:24:53.070
  • YOU WILL COME TO PASS.
  • 00:24:53.070 --> 00:24:55.050
  • IN JESUS' NAME.
  • 00:24:55.050 --> 00:24:56.180
  • IF YOU RECEIVE IT CAN YOU SAY,
  • 00:24:56.180 --> 00:24:58.040
  • "AMEN" TODAY? (AMEN.)
  • 00:24:58.040 --> 00:24:59.290
  • (APPLAUSE)
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  • 00:25:06.250 --> 00:25:08.000
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  • 00:25:08.000 --> 00:25:10.200
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  • 00:25:10.200 --> 00:25:12.150
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  • 00:25:12.150 --> 00:25:14.230
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