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The Principles of Promise

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June 18, 2019
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The Potter's Touch with T. D. Jakes

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  • - female announcer: Coming up,
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  • on "The Potter's Touch."
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  • - Bishop T.D. Jakes: See, we
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  • are always saying stuff
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  • to God but we don't keep
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  • our end of the bargain.
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  • - Bishop Jakes: God can't give
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  • you what you're asking for if
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  • you're gonna still be filled
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  • with anger and hostility and
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  • unforgiveness and pride
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  • and jealousy.
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  • - Bishop Jakes: We need a good
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  • purging in this house 'cause
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  • God's got something for you.
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  • - Bishop Jakes: He said,
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  • "Whatever you lost serving me, I
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  • will give it back to you one
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  • hundredfold.
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  • Not when you die; in this life.
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  • For everything you offered to
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  • me, everything you gave me," God
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  • said, "I'll give it back to you
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  • [music]
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  • The Potter's Touch.
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  • The Potter's Touch.
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  • - Pastor Cora Jakes-Coleman:
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  • Hi, I'm Pastor Cora
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  • Jakes-Coleman.
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  • Thank you for watching
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  • "The Potter's Touch."
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  • We have another installment in
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  • Bishop's series on
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  • "The Principles."
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  • Today he will talk about "The
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  • Principles of Promise."
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  • Principles of Promise."
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  • - Bishop Jakes: So she goes in
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  • the temple and she cries out
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  • unto God and this is what really
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  • got me.
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  • Eli thinks she's drunk.
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  • She was acting so crazy, she
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  • said, "Don't think I'm a
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  • daughter of Belial.
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  • I know I might be acting like a
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  • heathen but I'm not."
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  • She says, "I am a woman of
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  • a sorrowful spirit.
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  • I gotta get this out of me so I
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  • can receive what God has
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  • for me."
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  • I've gotta get this out of me so
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  • I can receive what God has
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  • for me.
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  • I gotta get this out of me so I
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  • can receive what God--I gotta
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  • get this out of me so I can
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  • receive what God has for me.
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  • God can't give you what you're
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  • asking for if you're gonna still
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  • be filled with anger and
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  • hostility and unforgiveness and
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  • pride and jealousy and envy
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  • and strife.
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  • We need a good purging in
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  • this house.
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  • We need a good cleaning out in
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  • this house.
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  • We need a good release in this
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  • house, 'cause God's got
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  • something for you.
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  • Give him 30 seconds of
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  • crazy praise.
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  • [music]
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  • - Bishop Jakes: Yeah, praise
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  • him like you want something.
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  • Praise him like you're willing
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  • to give up something.
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  • Praise him like you need a
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  • release from the Lord.
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  • You see, this is why--this is
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  • why we don't get things from God
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  • 'cause you can't fill what's
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  • already filled.
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  • You cannot fill what is
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  • already filled.
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  • There's gotta be an
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  • emptying out.
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  • And the reason I wanted to
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  • call--I almost called the
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  • message, "First Things First,"
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  • is because God says, "I can't
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  • give you what you're asking for
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  • until you release all of that
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  • bitterness and all of that anger
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  • and all of that hostility and
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  • all of that pride and all of
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  • that unforgiveness.
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  • I gotta get it out of you, first
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  • things first."
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  • I feel like I'm talking
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  • to somebody.
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  • I don't even know who it is but
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  • you've been wondering why it's
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  • been so long and you've been
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  • praying so long and you've been
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  • asking so long and you've been
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  • waiting so long and you've been
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  • saying, "When are you gonna
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  • do it?"
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  • And God is saying the same thing
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  • to you that you're saying
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  • to him.
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  • He said, "I've been waiting
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  • so long.
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  • I've been expecting so long.
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  • I've been looking at you
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  • so long.
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  • When are you gonna do it 'cause
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  • I can't do what you want until
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  • you do what I want.
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  • And Eli spoke to her and he
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  • says--the priest spoke to her
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  • and says, "Be it unto you.
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  • As you have said, it's going
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  • to happen."
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  • And what gets me about this girl
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  • who has been screaming and
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  • hollering and crying and yelling
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  • and shaking her hair down and
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  • making all kind of noise and
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  • acting like a heathen, when she
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  • got a word--when she got a word
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  • she got up.
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  • Oh, my.
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  • All I need is a word from God.
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  • All I need is a word from God.
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  • All I need is a word from God.
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  • All I need is a word from God.
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  • I don't need a pregnancy test.
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  • I don't need my cycles to stop.
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  • I don't need any outer sign of a
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  • breakthrough.
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  • All I need is a word.
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  • A promise is built on his word.
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  • A word is built on integrity.
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  • In spite of all her issues she
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  • knew that if God said it's gonna
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  • happen, it's gonna happen.
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  • It seals the deal and she
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  • walks out.
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  • Says, "There, glory to God."
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  • What happened to faith?
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  • What happened to us getting word
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  • after word after word after word
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  • after word and still walking out
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  • unchanged?
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  • How can we hear so much
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  • preaching and still walk out
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  • unchanged?
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  • She didn't even get it from God.
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  • She got it from God's servant
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  • but it was still God's Word and
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  • it changed her countenance.
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  • She didn't even look like the
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  • same woman.
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  • I don't know who it's for but
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  • you're not gonna leave here like
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  • you came.
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  • You're not going to leave here
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  • like you came in here.
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  • And the Bible says--now,
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  • watch this.
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  • "Elkanah--"
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  • The Bible says: "Elkanah knew
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  • He said, "I couldn't wait for
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  • you to get back home."
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  • This phrase says that God will
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  • move men to set up his promise
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  • in your life.
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  • He will do it without them, he
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  • will do it through them.
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  • Watch this.
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  • Give and it shall be given unto
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  • you again; good measure, pressed
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  • down, shaken together, running
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  • over," watch this, "shall men
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  • give unto thy bosom."
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  • God said, "You gave it to me.
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  • I'm gonna give it back to you
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  • but I'm gonna give it back to
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  • you through--"
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  • - male: Men.
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  • My God.
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  • Jesus.
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  • - Bishop Jakes: He'll make
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  • people like you.
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  • I'm looking for somebody that
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  • believes the Word of God.
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  • He will make people like you.
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  • He will make people choose you.
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  • He will make people want you.
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  • He will make people pick you.
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  • Somebody in here who's been
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  • walking in divine favor
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  • understands the words that are
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  • coming out of my mouth.
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  • Won't he do it?
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  • I said, won't he do it?
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  • You might not think that was God
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  • that made Elkanah know her but,
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  • yes, it was.
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  • They came home from church and
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  • Elkanah said, "I kind of feel
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  • like going on, praise the Lord."
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  • I want you to understand that
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  • the heart of the king is in the
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  • hand of God, that your boss is
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  • in his hands, that your
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  • neighbors are in his hand, that
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  • the judge is in his hand, that
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  • the courtroom is in his hands.
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  • I want you to know that when God
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  • gets ready to bless you, he will
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  • give people a different attitude
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  • about you.
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  • Open doors you couldn't see,
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  • make ways you couldn't imagine.
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  • I don't care how many other
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  • people put in an application,
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  • when God gets ready he'll bring
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  • yours to the top.
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  • [music]
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  • - Bishop Jakes: I have to
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  • praise him a minute in
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  • it 'cause I seen him bless me
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  • through people I knew didn't
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  • like me.
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  • I've seen him make my enemies
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  • my footstool.
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  • I've seen him turn it around and
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  • they had to bless me.
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  • Can I get a witness in here?
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  • And the Bible said: "While
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  • Elkanah was knowing her," sit on
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  • down, I'm just talking to you.
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  • "While Elkanah was in the
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  • process of knowing her, God
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  • remembered her."
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  • That's a tag team situation.
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  • Elkanah's doing the knowing, but
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  • God is doing the remembering.
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  • If Elkanah doesn't do his part,
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  • it won't happen.
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  • But let's face it, Elkanah had
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  • done his part before and it
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  • didn't work.
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  • But when God gets behind it.
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  • I don't know who this is for but
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  • I don't know who this is for but
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  • - Bishop Jakes: When you've
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  • been crushed, you wonder, "Does
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  • he love me at all?
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  • Why did he--why did he bless me
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  • to go through this?
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  • I lost that, I lost her.
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  • I lost him.
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  • Where is God?"
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  • Let me tell you something.
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  • Crushing is the process that
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  • takes you from being grape
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  • to wine.
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  • - Bishop Jakes: We're going
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  • on a cruise.
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  • Join Serita and I, November 9th
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  • through the 16th, 2019, as we
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  • set sail from Fort Lauderdale to
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  • the Bahamas, Jamaica, the Grand
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  • Cayman Islands, and Key West.
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  • - announcer: We have an
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  • itinerary filled with fun events
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  • created with you in mind.
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  • - Bishop Jakes: I hope we take
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  • over the entire boat.
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  • Reserve your spot today.
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  • - announcer: The 2019
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  • T.D. Jakes Faith & Family
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  • Caribbean Cruise.
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  • Caribbean Cruise.
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  • - Bishop Jakes: [laughing]
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  • Hey!
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  • This is where it
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  • gets interesting.
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  • She has now had her baby.
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  • She's got the promise.
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  • I thought the real test of faith
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  • is when you don't have it and
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  • you have to believe it anyway.
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  • But that's not the real test
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  • of faith.
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  • The real test of faith is when
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  • you finally got it and you've
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  • got to give it up.
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  • After going through all the hell
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  • you went through to finally get
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  • the breakthrough and you're
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  • holding the baby in your arms,
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  • and now, she has to give it up.
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  • Now, this is fine for a Bible
  • 00:13:36.060 --> 00:13:37.210
  • story but this is not just a
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  • Bible story.
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  • This is a relationship between a
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  • mother and her child.
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  • Brothers, let me talk to you all
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  • for a minute.
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  • There is something about the
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  • bond between a mother and
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  • her child.
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  • I'm not talking about a woman
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  • who had a baby.
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  • I'm talking about a mother, a
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  • real mother, and her child.
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  • It's absolutely amazing.
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  • It is that bond between Hannah
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  • and her child that when Elkanah
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  • gets ready to go to the temple
  • 00:14:26.210 --> 00:14:27.190
  • the next time, he said, "C'mon,
  • 00:14:27.190 --> 00:14:29.100
  • let's go."
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  • She said, "No, no, no, no,
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  • no, no, no.
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  • I've not yet weaned him."
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  • Now, they went every year so we
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  • know she missed the first year.
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  • So she has had this child for
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  • two years.
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  • That's a long time to have
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  • a child.
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  • That's a lot of bonding between
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  • her and the child.
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  • But you see, the deal between
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  • her and God was this.
  • 00:14:57.110 --> 00:14:59.050
  • She told God, "If you give it to
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  • me, I'll give him back to you."
  • 00:15:05.070 --> 00:15:08.070
  • See, we're always saying stuff
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  • to God but we don't keep our end
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  • of the bargain.
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  • "Lord, if you just give me
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  • this job.
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  • Lord, if I just get a second
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  • chance.
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  • Lord, if you get me out of this.
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  • Lord, if you bring me out of
  • 00:15:21.000 --> 00:15:22.290
  • this I'll serve you."
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  • And after God gets you out, you
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  • don't keep your end of
  • 00:15:25.260 --> 00:15:28.060
  • the bargain.
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  • She said, "When I've weaned him,
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  • I'll bring him."
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  • And so it's on--at least on the
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  • second year that she gets an
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  • ephah and gets a goat and starts
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  • moving to the temple with her
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  • "No, stay, Samuel, you can't go
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  • back with me.
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  • I'm gonna leave you some place
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  • you've never been before and I'm
  • 00:16:08.240 --> 00:16:11.240
  • going home alone.
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  • Don't cry, baby.
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  • I'll see you from time to time.
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  • Mama love you.
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  • You know Mama love you.
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  • This is the hardest thing I ever
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  • had to do but I made a vow to
  • 00:16:27.140 --> 00:16:30.140
  • the Lord and I can't take
  • 00:16:31.280 --> 00:16:34.280
  • it back."
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  • And she goes back home to the
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  • house without Samuel and there
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  • Peninnah is still running around
  • 00:16:50.240 --> 00:16:53.240
  • the house with her children, and
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  • Hannah has finally got a child
  • 00:16:59.260 --> 00:17:02.280
  • but he's gone.
  • 00:17:02.280 --> 00:17:05.270
  • And she's right back in the same
  • 00:17:10.250 --> 00:17:13.250
  • situation she was before and I
  • 00:17:17.270 --> 00:17:20.270
  • asked God, I said, "God, I don't
  • 00:17:20.270 --> 00:17:22.230
  • see the point.
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  • Why would you take her through
  • 00:17:26.210 --> 00:17:27.280
  • all of that?
  • 00:17:28.230 --> 00:17:31.230
  • And she finally has the child
  • 00:17:32.100 --> 00:17:35.100
  • but she don't have him.
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  • She is a mama but she's not.
  • 00:17:37.200 --> 00:17:39.080
  • She's right back in the
  • 00:17:39.080 --> 00:17:41.280
  • situation she was in before."
  • 00:17:44.120 --> 00:17:47.120
  • And he said, "You don't see it."
  • 00:17:47.290 --> 00:17:50.290
  • I said, "What?"
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  • He said, "It wasn't ever about
  • 00:17:55.130 --> 00:17:58.130
  • Samuel.
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  • It was never about Samuel.
  • 00:18:01.280 --> 00:18:04.050
  • It was about opening up her womb
  • 00:18:10.000 --> 00:18:13.000
  • and her bringing Samuel to me.
  • 00:18:16.100 --> 00:18:19.100
  • Was first things first.
  • 00:18:21.000 --> 00:18:24.000
  • It was first fruits."
  • 00:18:31.000 --> 00:18:34.000
  • And God said, "If you seek ye
  • 00:18:34.000 --> 00:18:36.010
  • first the kingdom of God, in all
  • 00:18:38.240 --> 00:18:41.240
  • of its righteousness, you will
  • 00:18:42.070 --> 00:18:45.070
  • never outgive me."
  • 00:18:45.070 --> 00:18:47.290
  • He said, "You crying 'cause she
  • 00:18:47.290 --> 00:18:49.190
  • gave me one, but I gave her
  • 00:18:49.190 --> 00:18:52.110
  • back five."
  • 00:18:52.160 --> 00:18:55.160
  • I wanna talk to somebody who had
  • 00:18:55.160 --> 00:18:57.050
  • to give up something.
  • 00:18:57.050 --> 00:18:59.140
  • Whatever you gave up, God said
  • 00:19:00.130 --> 00:19:03.130
  • he's gonna give it back to you
  • 00:19:03.130 --> 00:19:05.130
  • again, pressed down, shaken
  • 00:19:05.130 --> 00:19:08.070
  • together, and running over.
  • 00:19:09.150 --> 00:19:12.150
  • The only reason you don't get it
  • 00:19:12.150 --> 00:19:13.260
  • is that if you don't put first
  • 00:19:15.050 --> 00:19:18.050
  • things first.
  • 00:19:19.100 --> 00:19:22.100
  • God said, "All you saw was
  • 00:19:22.100 --> 00:19:23.070
  • one child.
  • 00:19:24.010 --> 00:19:27.010
  • I wanted to open up her womb for
  • 00:19:28.070 --> 00:19:31.070
  • five more were coming behind
  • 00:19:31.140 --> 00:19:34.140
  • that first one.
  • 00:19:36.110 --> 00:19:39.110
  • And you see Samuel as the child
  • 00:19:42.020 --> 00:19:45.020
  • but he wasn't the child; he was
  • 00:19:45.020 --> 00:19:47.050
  • the test."
  • 00:19:48.290 --> 00:19:51.290
  • Sometimes God blesses you to
  • 00:19:53.210 --> 00:19:56.210
  • test you, to see if you will
  • 00:19:56.210 --> 00:19:59.060
  • take the blessing and walk away.
  • 00:20:02.100 --> 00:20:05.100
  • Or whether you'll come back and
  • 00:20:05.180 --> 00:20:08.180
  • bring it back to him.
  • 00:20:09.050 --> 00:20:12.050
  • I remember there were ten
  • 00:20:12.050 --> 00:20:13.200
  • lepers, that they asked the Lord
  • 00:20:15.210 --> 00:20:18.210
  • to heal them and Jesus said, "Go
  • 00:20:18.290 --> 00:20:21.290
  • show yourself to the priest."
  • 00:20:21.290 --> 00:20:24.140
  • And the Bible said that they
  • 00:20:24.140 --> 00:20:25.150
  • were healed as they went.
  • 00:20:27.150 --> 00:20:30.150
  • Nine of them kept on walking,
  • 00:20:30.150 --> 00:20:33.110
  • but one of them said, "First
  • 00:20:34.260 --> 00:20:37.260
  • things first.
  • 00:20:37.260 --> 00:20:40.140
  • Before I do anything else, I've
  • 00:20:40.140 --> 00:20:41.260
  • got to go back to the God that
  • 00:20:41.260 --> 00:20:44.020
  • made it possible for me to have
  • 00:20:44.020 --> 00:20:46.060
  • this opportunity."
  • 00:20:46.060 --> 00:20:48.140
  • And he said, "Lord, I know I
  • 00:20:48.140 --> 00:20:49.080
  • ought to be in the priests right
  • 00:20:49.080 --> 00:20:50.270
  • now but I just had to come back
  • 00:20:50.270 --> 00:20:53.060
  • and say thank you," and the Lord
  • 00:20:53.060 --> 00:20:55.240
  • said, "Nine of them got healed,
  • 00:20:56.230 --> 00:20:59.230
  • but you were made whole."
  • 00:20:59.230 --> 00:21:02.010
  • There's something about coming
  • 00:21:02.010 --> 00:21:04.130
  • back to God.
  • 00:21:04.240 --> 00:21:07.240
  • Oh, I wish I had some--I wish I
  • 00:21:07.240 --> 00:21:08.220
  • had--I wish I had a witness.
  • 00:21:13.240 --> 00:21:16.240
  • I thought when my lights was off
  • 00:21:17.110 --> 00:21:20.110
  • I was being tested.
  • 00:21:21.240 --> 00:21:24.240
  • When they laid me off my job I
  • 00:21:24.240 --> 00:21:25.270
  • thought I was being tested.
  • 00:21:26.100 --> 00:21:29.100
  • When I had to go up my mama's
  • 00:21:29.100 --> 00:21:30.080
  • house to get water I thought I
  • 00:21:30.080 --> 00:21:32.010
  • was being tested.
  • 00:21:32.010 --> 00:21:33.280
  • When I only had one suit and
  • 00:21:33.280 --> 00:21:35.210
  • they called me one-suit Jakes I
  • 00:21:35.230 --> 00:21:38.230
  • thought I was being tested.
  • 00:21:38.230 --> 00:21:41.090
  • When Serita was washing my suits
  • 00:21:41.090 --> 00:21:43.200
  • 'cause we couldn't put 'em in
  • 00:21:43.200 --> 00:21:44.120
  • the cleaners, I thought I was
  • 00:21:44.120 --> 00:21:46.110
  • being tested.
  • 00:21:46.110 --> 00:21:49.010
  • When I raised my first kids on
  • 00:21:49.010 --> 00:21:50.090
  • WIC, I thought I was
  • 00:21:50.090 --> 00:21:52.150
  • being tested.
  • 00:21:52.150 --> 00:21:54.190
  • But the real test is never what
  • 00:21:54.280 --> 00:21:57.280
  • you don't have.
  • 00:21:57.280 --> 00:22:00.260
  • The real test is when God opens
  • 00:22:02.140 --> 00:22:05.140
  • the door, when he opens the
  • 00:22:05.140 --> 00:22:07.180
  • blessing, when he makes a way,
  • 00:22:07.230 --> 00:22:10.230
  • when he brings you out.
  • 00:22:10.230 --> 00:22:12.140
  • How do you remember God?
  • 00:22:16.210 --> 00:22:19.210
  • See, the other part wasn't a
  • 00:22:19.210 --> 00:22:20.230
  • test because I couldn't do
  • 00:22:20.230 --> 00:22:23.030
  • nothing about it anyway.
  • 00:22:23.090 --> 00:22:26.090
  • It was something I had to
  • 00:22:26.090 --> 00:22:27.120
  • go through.
  • 00:22:27.120 --> 00:22:29.130
  • But my faith isn't proven on
  • 00:22:29.130 --> 00:22:31.130
  • what is forced on me.
  • 00:22:31.130 --> 00:22:34.090
  • My faith is proven when I have
  • 00:22:35.010 --> 00:22:38.010
  • a choice.
  • 00:22:39.070 --> 00:22:42.070
  • See, it wasn't--the real climax
  • 00:22:42.070 --> 00:22:44.220
  • of the story was not that God
  • 00:22:44.220 --> 00:22:47.160
  • remembered Hannah, it was that
  • 00:22:49.180 --> 00:22:52.180
  • Hannah remembered God.
  • 00:22:59.170 --> 00:23:02.190
  • And Hannah said, "I'm gonna pass
  • 00:23:03.040 --> 00:23:06.040
  • this test.
  • 00:23:11.150 --> 00:23:14.150
  • I wouldn't have this to give if
  • 00:23:16.070 --> 00:23:19.070
  • you didn't give it to me."
  • 00:23:19.070 --> 00:23:21.170
  • And God says, "This is the
  • 00:23:21.170 --> 00:23:23.280
  • principles of promise.
  • 00:23:25.040 --> 00:23:28.040
  • I will bless people I can trust.
  • 00:23:31.060 --> 00:23:34.060
  • No man who loses houses or land,
  • 00:23:36.190 --> 00:23:39.190
  • sister or brother, if he lose it
  • 00:23:43.070 --> 00:23:46.070
  • in this life I will give it back
  • 00:23:47.130 --> 00:23:50.130
  • one hundredfold in this life."
  • 00:23:54.120 --> 00:23:57.120
  • That's not in heaven.
  • 00:23:57.120 --> 00:23:58.200
  • He said, "Whatever you lost
  • 00:23:58.200 --> 00:24:01.080
  • serving me, I will give it back
  • 00:24:01.080 --> 00:24:04.040
  • to you one hundredfold.
  • 00:24:05.240 --> 00:24:08.240
  • Not when you die; in this life.
  • 00:24:09.070 --> 00:24:12.070
  • For everything I took you
  • 00:24:12.070 --> 00:24:14.210
  • through, for everything you
  • 00:24:18.240 --> 00:24:21.240
  • offered to me, everything you
  • 00:24:21.240 --> 00:24:24.120
  • gave me," God said, "I'll give
  • 00:24:28.210 --> 00:24:31.210
  • it back to you one hundredfold
  • 00:24:38.040 --> 00:24:41.040
  • in this life, and in the world
  • 00:24:41.170 --> 00:24:44.170
  • to come," he says, "I'll give
  • 00:24:45.090 --> 00:24:48.090
  • to come," he says, "I'll give
  • 00:24:48.090 --> 00:24:50.070
  • - announcer: This is the day
  • 00:24:52.290 --> 00:24:55.290
  • you step into your destiny.
  • 00:24:55.290 --> 00:24:57.290
  • - Bishop Jakes: If you stop
  • 00:24:57.290 --> 00:24:58.230
  • being the lone ranger, your
  • 00:24:58.230 --> 00:25:01.090
  • blessing will come suddenly.
  • 00:25:01.130 --> 00:25:04.130
  • - announcer: For your gift to
  • 00:25:04.130 --> 00:25:05.050
  • the ministry of any amount you
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  • will receive Bishop Jakes's
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  • inspiring teaching, "Destiny
  • 00:25:08.000 --> 00:25:09.050
  • Flocks Together," on CD.
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  • - Bishop Jakes: Are you
  • 00:25:10.020 --> 00:25:11.050
  • carrying weights and crosses
  • 00:25:11.050 --> 00:25:13.130
  • that have nothing to do
  • 00:25:13.130 --> 00:25:14.210
  • with you?
  • 00:25:14.210 --> 00:25:15.160
  • Are you being victimized by you?
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  • - announcer: And when your gift
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  • is $65 or more, we will add the
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  • insightful six-message series,
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  • "Destiny Steps," on DVD.
  • 00:25:22.190 --> 00:25:24.060
  • - Bishop Jakes: You're so busy
  • 00:25:24.060 --> 00:25:25.150
  • reaching out to your future that
  • 00:25:25.150 --> 00:25:27.200
  • you are neglecting what you have
  • 00:25:27.200 --> 00:25:29.210
  • been given right now.
  • 00:25:29.210 --> 00:25:31.070
  • - announcer: However, when your
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  • gift is $110 or more, we will
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  • add the "Be Still" journal and
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  • notepad collection.
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  • - Bishop Jakes: I am a
  • 00:25:36.160 --> 00:25:37.220
  • designer's original and so
  • 00:25:37.220 --> 00:25:40.000
  • are you.
  • 00:25:40.000 --> 00:25:41.220
  • Celebrate your uniqueness.
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  • - announcer: This can be your
  • 00:25:44.030 --> 00:25:45.010
  • day of destiny.
  • 00:25:45.010 --> 00:25:46.020
  • - Bishop Jakes: Somebody shout,
  • 00:25:46.020 --> 00:25:46.210
  • "Destiny."
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  • - announcer: If in Canada,
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  • visit us online or call to order
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  • visit us online or call to order
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  • - Cora: I pray you were blessed
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  • by today's broadcast.
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  • Our Scriptures to remember is
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  • 1 Samuel chapter 1, verses 14
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  • through 24.
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  • Read it to gain further insight
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  • on Hannah's journey of faith.
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  • Here are three things to
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  • consider before you go.
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  • Number one, God remembers you.
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  • He sees your tears and hears
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  • your prayers.
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  • Never forget that he loves you
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  • and has a plan for your life.
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  • Number two, remember your
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  • promise to God.
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  • Don't get so caught up in your
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  • blessings from God that you
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  • forget about your promises that
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  • you made to God.
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  • And number three, first
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  • things first.
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  • You can never outgive God.
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  • Whatever you gave up, God can
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  • give it back to you a
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  • hundredfold.
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  • Be sure to honor him first and
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  • he will bless you beyond your
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  • wildest dreams.
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  • Our prayer is that you are being
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  • strengthened and gaining wisdom
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  • as you walk in your purpose.
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  • We hope to see you next time
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  • right here on
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  • - announcer: Feel free to reach
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  • out to us on social media and
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  • share your story of how God is
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  • impacting your life.
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  • We look forward to seeing
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  • you next time on
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  • "The Potter's Touch."
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  • The Potter's Touch.
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  • The Potter's Touch.
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  • [music]
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