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The Principles of Provocation

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June 17, 2019
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The Potter's Touch with T. D. Jakes

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The Principles of Provocation

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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:
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  • Our God has a method
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  • of using the blessing that he
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  • placed on one to draw the other.
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  • Provocation is not comfortable.
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  • It makes me have to come face
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  • to face with where I am
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  • and that this is not enough.
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  • God didn't bring the person
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  • in your life to make you
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  • feel small.
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  • God brought them into your life
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  • to provoke you to the
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  • possibilities and the potentials
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  • - Bishop Jakes: Everybody
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  • in this room has a blessing
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  • that God has given you
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  • that somebody needs.
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  • - Bishop Jakes: You'll never
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  • find out who you are
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  • until you give yourself away.
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  • And the more
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  • you give yourself away,
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  • The Potter's Touch
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  • - Pastor Cora Jakes-Coleman:
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  • Hi, everyone.
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  • I'm Pastor Cora Jakes-Coleman
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  • and you are watching,
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  • "The Potter's Touch."
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  • God does not want you to stay
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  • where you are.
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  • He uses some situations
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  • in your life to provoke you
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  • to greatness.
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  • Listen as my father shares
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  • with us,
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  • - Bishop Jakes: The reason
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  • I'm in this text is to cause you
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  • to catch a glimpse of how God
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  • operates, how God will bring you
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  • into a room, into an element,
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  • into a relationship,
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  • into a place, and let you
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  • see things to provoke you.
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  • How he'll put you around people
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  • that studied and they'll make
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  • you study 'cause God lets you
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  • hear them to provoke you.
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  • God will allow you to enter into
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  • a space of uncomfortableness
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  • because provocation is not
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  • comfortable.
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  • I said provocation is not
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  • comfortable.
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  • Provocation is aggravating.
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  • Provocation is irritating.
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  • Provocation is frustrating
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  • because it makes me have to come
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  • face to face with where I am and
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  • that this is not enough.
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  • Provocation makes you hungry.
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  • Provocation makes you thirsty.
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  • Provocation makes you restless.
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  • Provocation makes you seek
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  • something beyond where you are.
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  • Provocation makes you
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  • discontented.
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  • Hannah would have been fine.
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  • Hannah would have been fine.
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  • She was married to Elkanah.
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  • Things were going good.
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  • Elkanah was a wealthy man.
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  • She was married into wealth;
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  • everything was going good.
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  • She was sitting on lucky street,
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  • right across
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  • from Happy Boulevard.
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  • Everything was going fine.
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  • Elkanah had two wives.
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  • That's the way the text--
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  • Elkanah had two wives.
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  • Yeah, Elkanah had two wives.
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  • That's kind of like what Paul is
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  • saying in Romans is that
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  • He has Israel and he has the
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  • church and Elkanah had--oh, oh,
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  • if I had some preachers in here.
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  • If I had some preachers in here.
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  • Elkanah had two wives.
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  • The Bible says: "And Elkanah had
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  • two wives and one of them's name
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  • was Hannah and the other one's
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  • name was Peninnah."
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  • And Hannah was happy and
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  • satisfied and comfortable and
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  • contented and relaxed but God
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  • didn't want her to be
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  • comfortable and contented and
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  • satisfied and relaxed.
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  • Why not, Bishop?
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  • Because Hannah's womb was shut
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  • up and she couldn't have
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  • children.
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  • There was some condition in her
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  • body that would not allow her to
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  • conceive.
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  • God didn't heal the condition;
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  • he provoked.
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  • There's nothing as irritating as
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  • being provoked once you have
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  • decided, "Maybe this is not for
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  • me.
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  • Maybe I'm not supposed to have
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  • it.
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  • Maybe it's not God's will to be
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  • in my life.
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  • Maybe I'm supposed to be alone.
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  • Maybe I'm supposed to be
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  • by myself.
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  • Maybe I'm supposed to be
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  • down like this.
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  • Maybe I'll never be happy."
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  • See, flesh will make a deal to
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  • keep you from being provoked to
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  • stretch into the next dimension.
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  • Flesh will talk you
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  • out of faith.
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  • It'll talk you out of the
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  • uncomfortableness of believing
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  • God that your life does not have
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  • to be the way that it is.
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  • Even though you got used to it,
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  • doesn't mean it's God's will for
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  • your life.
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  • Elkanah had two wives.
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  • Hannah was good with it.
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  • Lord, have mercy.
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  • I ain't even gonna bother that.
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  • I'm gonna walk right past that
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  • like I didn't even see it.
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  • Hannah was good with it.
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  • Her problem was that Peninnah
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  • took the same man that Hannah
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  • If Peninnah hadn't have done
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  • more with him, Hannah could have
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  • told herself that maybe
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  • I don't have any children
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  • because of Elkanah.
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  • But Elkanah had two wives
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  • and when he was with Hannah,
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  • nothing happened.
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  • But when he was with Peninnah,
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  • Peninnah started having baby
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  • after baby after baby
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  • after baby.
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  • And the Bible says,
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  • The Bible says that the Lord
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  • blessed Peninnah to have babies
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  • so she could provoke--
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  • so she could provoke Hannah.
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  • Every time you turn around,
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  • Peninnah walking
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  • "Good morning."
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  • Hannah's trying to be cool about
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  • it, act like it doesn't matter,
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  • but here's she coming,
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  • pregnant again.
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  • Pregnant again.
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  • Bare-foot and--again.
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  • Every time you turn around.
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  • If she wasn't pregnant then
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  • I could say it wasn't possible.
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  • If God hadn't delivered anybody
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  • from depression, then you could
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  • sit in your depression and say,
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  • "Maybe it's not possible."
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  • But every time you turn around,
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  • God will show you somebody who's
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  • been through what you've been
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  • touch three people and tell 'em,
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  • "He's provoking you.
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  • He's provoking you.
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  • He's provoking you.
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  • Have you ever been in a place
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  • that you didn't belong?
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  • That you didn't fit?
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  • And you didn't have
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  • the credentials or the
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  • qualifications or the status to
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  • be there and you were wondering,
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  • "Why am I here"?
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  • Let me tell you why.
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  • To provoke you.
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  • The more Peninnah got pregnant,
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  • the more Hannah got depressed.
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  • Now Hannah walking around like
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  • this.
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  • She's not sick, she's not broke.
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  • Everything that she was happy
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  • about is still there.
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  • But now she's upset.
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  • Elkanah says, "Girl, woman,
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  • "I don't have no children."
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  • He says, "Am I not better
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  • to thee than ten sons?
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  • Isn't it enough to be married
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  • to me?"
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  • See, sometimes, once you are
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  • provoked you could never be
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  • satisfied with what you
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  • used to be satisfied with.
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  • Somebody holler, "More!"
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  • Somebody holler, "More!"
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  • Hannah said,
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  • "I want something--"
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  • - audience: More!
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  • - Bishop Jakes:
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  • "Elkanah, you used to be enough.
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  • But now that I see what you did
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  • with Peninnah,
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  • I want something--
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  • - audience: More!
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  • - Bishop Jakes: You know what
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  • God wants on Sunday morning.
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  • He doesn't want happy people.
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  • He doesn't want shouting people.
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  • He wants hungry people
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  • who want something--
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  • - audience: More!
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  • - Bishop Jakes: Touch everybody
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  • around you and say,
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  • "I want something more.
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  • I want something more.
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  • I want something more."
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  • You might be able to get up
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  • and move 'cause
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  • I want something more.
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  • I'm not satisfied.
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  • I'm not gonna keep my seat.
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  • I'm not gonna shut up and be
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  • quiet.
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  • I'm not gonna lay down and hold
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  • my peace.
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  • I didn't come here to look at
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  • you.
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  • I didn't come here for you to
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  • like me.
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  • I want something--
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  • - Bishop Jakes:
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  • All the hungry people,
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  • - Bishop Jakes: Get ready.
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  • What's up, everybody?
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  • I want you and your family
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  • to join me and my family, and
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  • your friends, and my friends.
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  • We're hanging out on the sea.
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  • Come on.
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  • Join me on the Faith
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  • and Family Cruise,
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  • Go to
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  • - Bishop Jakes: Come cruise
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  • - Bishop Jakes: In order to be
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  • and reach your full potential,
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  • in order to become all that God
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  • would have you to become, there
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  • are many, many times God raises
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  • you to crush you and I want you
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  • to see why Jesus did not compare
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  • himself with apples or peaches
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  • or plums but he lifted up
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  • - Bishop Jakes: So the woman
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  • who couldn't get pregnant
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  • with a borrowed man, now goes to
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  • an invisible God and says, "God,
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  • I'm not satisfied.
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  • I got all of these tents, I got
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  • all of this stuff.
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  • I got a man who loves me.
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  • I got a man who blessed me so
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  • good he's given me a double
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  • portion but what I want he can't
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  • give me."
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  • And she's in there praying and
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  • crying out to God.
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  • And when the priest comes in,
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  • he looks at her and he
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  • misunderstands what she's doing
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  • and he calls her a drunk woman.
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  • Now to all of you conservative,
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  • refined people who refrain
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  • from any kind of expression,
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  • if Hannah would have been
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  • sitting there like this, nobody
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  • would think she was drunk.
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  • She must have been staggering.
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  • She must have been stumbling
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  • around a little bit.
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  • She must have been murmuring
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  • around in the church and
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  • staggering like--when you want
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  • something bad enough that you
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  • stop worrying about your image
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  • and stop worrying about what you
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  • look like and stop worrying
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  • about what people think about
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  • you, God will open up the
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  • windows of heaven and pour you
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  • out a blessing you won't have
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  • room enough to receive.
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  • I'm gonna give you 30 seconds
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  • - Bishop Jakes: Yes, yes, yes,
  • 00:15:57.230 --> 00:16:00.250
  • yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes.
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  • Tell your neighbor,
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  • "I'm about to get drunk.
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  • If you don't like drunk people
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  • I'm about to stagger
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  • in the presence of the Lord.
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  • I'm about to lift my voice
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  • and shout to God, 'Hallelujah,
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  • - Bishop Jakes: I want
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  • this thing.
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  • I want this thing.
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  • I want this thing.
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  • Whatever it takes,
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  • whatever I gotta do.
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  • Whatever I gotta say.
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  • I won't let you go
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  • - Bishop Jakes: I gotta close
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  • right now but when I think
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  • of the goodness of Jesus
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  • and all that he's done, my soul,
  • 00:17:33.230 --> 00:17:36.230
  • my soul, my soul cries out--
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  • say what?
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  • - Bishop Jakes: Tell
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  • your neighbor, "This is crazy.
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  • This is absolutely crazy.
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  • I'm about to be fruitful
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  • in a place I was barren."
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  • God is about to give you an
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  • "ain't supposed to be" miracle.
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  • Something they said you would
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  • never have but if God be
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  • for you--I gotta--
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  • If God be for you,
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  • if God be for you.
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  • In the Bible days,
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  • when a woman--listen to this.
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  • In the Bible days, when a woman
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  • gave birth to a promise,
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  • she would sing.
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  • When Mary was pregnant
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  • with Jesus, she sang a song
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  • to the Lord.
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  • When Hannah got pregnant with
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  • Samuel, [speaking in tongues]
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  • she sang a song to the Lord.
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  • Watch this.
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  • So the Bible says
  • 00:19:57.080 --> 00:19:59.220
  • he reverses it.
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  • The pregnant woman is supposed
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  • to sing but Isaiah said,
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  • "Sing, thou barren woman."
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  • [speaking in tongues]
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  • Sing, the woman whose doors
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  • are shut.
  • 00:20:27.220 --> 00:20:29.100
  • Sing, when you can't see
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  • your way out.
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  • Sing, when things are getting
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  • worse instead of better.
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  • Sing, thou barren woman.
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  • Sing, for the children
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  • of the barren woman shall be
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  • more than the children
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  • of the married wife.
  • 00:20:52.280 --> 00:20:55.070
  • In other words, the barren one
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  • that looked like they wasn't
  • 00:20:58.100 --> 00:21:00.160
  • gonna get it, is the very one
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  • that's going to get it.
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  • - Bishop Jakes: They didn't
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  • hear me.
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  • Stop your music
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  • 'cause they didn't hear me.
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  • If there's any area in your life
  • 00:21:24.270 --> 00:21:27.270
  • that's shut up, that's not
  • 00:21:27.270 --> 00:21:30.160
  • working for you, that will not
  • 00:21:30.160 --> 00:21:33.020
  • open, the Lord just said,
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  • - Bishop Jakes: Sing, sing,
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  • thou barren woman.
  • 00:22:06.280 --> 00:22:09.130
  • Sing, sing in that barren house.
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  • Sing in that barren house.
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  • - Bishop Jakes: I prophesy to
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  • you the children of the barren
  • 00:22:29.040 --> 00:22:32.040
  • woman shall be more, that's what
  • 00:22:34.050 --> 00:22:37.050
  • the book said, than the children
  • 00:22:37.230 --> 00:22:40.230
  • of the married wife.
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  • God said, "I'm gonna do so much
  • 00:22:43.250 --> 00:22:44.240
  • with the Gentiles
  • 00:22:45.170 --> 00:22:48.170
  • who were barren.
  • 00:22:48.170 --> 00:22:50.100
  • Then I'm going to provoke my
  • 00:22:51.070 --> 00:22:54.070
  • people to jealousy."
  • 00:22:55.100 --> 00:22:58.100
  • So I really didn't come to
  • 00:22:58.100 --> 00:22:59.180
  • preach to the person who's got
  • 00:23:00.250 --> 00:23:03.250
  • everything.
  • 00:23:03.250 --> 00:23:06.070
  • I came to preach to the person
  • 00:23:06.250 --> 00:23:09.250
  • who's barren in some area of
  • 00:23:10.070 --> 00:23:13.070
  • your life.
  • 00:23:13.070 --> 00:23:15.000
  • I came to tell you that the tail
  • 00:23:15.130 --> 00:23:18.130
  • is gon' become the head, that
  • 00:23:18.130 --> 00:23:21.060
  • the last shall be first, that
  • 00:23:21.170 --> 00:23:24.170
  • the stones that the builders
  • 00:23:24.170 --> 00:23:26.170
  • rejected and if you have the
  • 00:23:26.230 --> 00:23:29.230
  • faith to stand there in your
  • 00:23:29.280 --> 00:23:32.280
  • barrenness and give God a praise
  • 00:23:35.130 --> 00:23:38.130
  • - Bishop Jakes: So as I close
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  • my third time, we're gonna
  • 00:24:10.100 --> 00:24:13.100
  • inform, we're gonna inspire,
  • 00:24:17.160 --> 00:24:20.160
  • we're gonna impart.
  • 00:24:21.010 --> 00:24:24.010
  • We're gonna inform, we're gonna
  • 00:24:27.030 --> 00:24:30.030
  • inspire, we're going to impart.
  • 00:24:30.140 --> 00:24:33.140
  • We're gonna inform,
  • 00:24:33.140 --> 00:24:35.230
  • we're going to inspire,
  • 00:24:35.230 --> 00:24:38.100
  • we're going to impart.
  • 00:24:38.100 --> 00:24:40.260
  • And the children of the barren
  • 00:24:40.260 --> 00:24:42.120
  • woman shall be more than the
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  • - announcer: This is the day
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  • - Bishop Jakes: If you stop
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  • being the lone ranger,
  • 00:25:02.100 --> 00:25:04.140
  • your blessing will come
  • 00:25:04.140 --> 00:25:06.040
  • suddenly.
  • 00:25:06.040 --> 00:25:07.230
  • - announcer: For your gift
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  • to the ministry of any amount,
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  • you will receive Bishop Jakes's
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  • inspiring teaching,
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  • "Destiny Flocks Together" on CD.
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  • - Bishop Jakes: Are you
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  • carrying weights and crosses
  • 00:25:14.030 --> 00:25:15.240
  • that have nothing to do
  • 00:25:15.240 --> 00:25:17.120
  • with you?
  • 00:25:17.120 --> 00:25:18.090
  • Are you being victimized by you?
  • 00:25:18.090 --> 00:25:20.170
  • - announcer: And when your gift
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  • is $65 or more, we will add the
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  • insightful six-message series,
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  • "Destiny Steps," on DVD.
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  • - Bishop Jakes: You're so busy
  • 00:25:27.170 --> 00:25:28.060
  • reaching out to your future
  • 00:25:28.060 --> 00:25:29.150
  • that you are neglecting what
  • 00:25:29.150 --> 00:25:31.230
  • you have been given right now.
  • 00:25:31.230 --> 00:25:34.090
  • - announcer: However,
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  • when your gift is $110 or more,
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  • journal and notepad collection.
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  • - Bishop Jakes: I am
  • 00:25:39.240 --> 00:25:40.140
  • a designer's original
  • 00:25:40.140 --> 00:25:41.270
  • and so are you.
  • 00:25:41.270 --> 00:25:44.230
  • - announcer: This can be
  • 00:25:47.090 --> 00:25:47.270
  • your day of destiny.
  • 00:25:47.270 --> 00:25:49.010
  • - Bishop Jakes: Somebody shout,
  • 00:25:49.010 --> 00:25:49.200
  • - announcer: If in Canada,
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  • visit us online or call to order
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  • - Cora: I pray you enjoyed
  • 00:26:01.230 --> 00:26:02.100
  • today's broadcast.
  • 00:26:02.100 --> 00:26:04.010
  • Our Scripture to remember is
  • 00:26:04.010 --> 00:26:05.150
  • 1 Samuel chapter 1,
  • 00:26:05.150 --> 00:26:07.100
  • verses 1 through 20.
  • 00:26:07.100 --> 00:26:09.040
  • Read it to get a deeper
  • 00:26:09.040 --> 00:26:10.130
  • understanding of Hannah's life
  • 00:26:10.130 --> 00:26:11.280
  • in her journey of faith.
  • 00:26:11.280 --> 00:26:13.150
  • Here are three things
  • 00:26:13.150 --> 00:26:14.190
  • to consider before you go.
  • 00:26:14.190 --> 00:26:16.250
  • Number one, God provokes you
  • 00:26:16.250 --> 00:26:19.060
  • to push you, not harm you.
  • 00:26:19.060 --> 00:26:21.040
  • He wants the best for you
  • 00:26:21.040 --> 00:26:22.130
  • and sometimes he will parade
  • 00:26:22.130 --> 00:26:23.280
  • in front of you the blessings of
  • 00:26:23.280 --> 00:26:26.030
  • others to provoke you to action.
  • 00:26:26.040 --> 00:26:29.040
  • Number two, God can bring
  • 00:26:29.040 --> 00:26:31.150
  • fruitfulness out of barrenness.
  • 00:26:31.150 --> 00:26:33.240
  • Ah, that gives me so much joy.
  • 00:26:33.240 --> 00:26:35.260
  • Never stop believing
  • 00:26:35.260 --> 00:26:37.050
  • that your miracle is well
  • 00:26:37.050 --> 00:26:38.280
  • within God's divine ability.
  • 00:26:38.280 --> 00:26:41.100
  • And number three, sing to the
  • 00:26:41.100 --> 00:26:43.170
  • Lord even in your barrenness.
  • 00:26:43.170 --> 00:26:46.060
  • Come to him with an open heart,
  • 00:26:46.060 --> 00:26:47.280
  • worshiping him for who he is
  • 00:26:47.280 --> 00:26:49.200
  • and what he has done
  • 00:26:49.200 --> 00:26:51.070
  • and all that he will do.
  • 00:26:51.070 --> 00:26:53.030
  • Be sure to join us tomorrow
  • 00:26:53.030 --> 00:26:54.150
  • for the second installment
  • 00:26:54.150 --> 00:26:56.030
  • in the series with my father
  • 00:26:56.030 --> 00:26:58.110
  • whose message is called,
  • 00:26:58.110 --> 00:27:00.020
  • "The Principle of Promise."
  • 00:27:00.020 --> 00:27:01.270
  • Thank you so much for watching,
  • 00:27:01.270 --> 00:27:03.190
  • - announcer: Feel free to
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  • reach out to us on social media,
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  • and share your story of
  • 00:27:08.090 --> 00:27:09.120
  • how God is impacting your life.
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  • We look forward to seeing you
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  • next time on,
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  • "The Potter's Touch."
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  • The Potter's Touch
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