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December 17, 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: There is
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  • no question that hell got
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  • nervous when they saw him
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  • coming.
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  • That's why he was born on the
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  • hit list, trying to stop him
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  • from reaching his purpose.
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  • When you are sent on a purpose,
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  • there will always be obstacles
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  • to come against you that are
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  • unfair, and the obstacles that
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  • come against you come because
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  • the enemy knows where your
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  • ultimate destiny is going to
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  • take you, and he's trying to
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  • sabotage your progress.
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  • But greater is he that is in you
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  • The Potter's Touch
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  • The Potter's Touch
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  • - Bishop Jakes: Born in a
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  • manger.
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  • Wrapped in swaddling clothes.
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  • Laying in a trough with animals
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  • for witnesses.
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  • Everybody looking to this
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  • answer, and the answer said,
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  • "Wah, wah, wah, wah.
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  • Wah, wah, wah, wah.
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  • Wah, wah, wah, wah.
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  • Wah, wah, wah."
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  • God, are you serious?
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  • This is it?
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  • Your answer just needed to be
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  • nursed, "Wah."
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  • This is your answer?
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  • Have you ever asked God for
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  • something and when he answered,
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  • You want me to do what?
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  • Lord, I'm backed up five
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  • payments on the house, and here
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  • come the little answer, "Wah."
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  • Here's a refund on your water
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  • But don't underestimate small
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  • Because this baby was the first
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  • He was the first baby to make
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  • From heaven's perspective, the
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  • birth of Jesus was spectacular.
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  • From earth's perspective it was
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  • mundane and disappointing.
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  • From heaven's perspective, it
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  • was just awesome to think that
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  • the eternal, everlasting,
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  • immutable God would wrap himself
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  • up in flesh and come and
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  • tabernacle amongst men.
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  • From man's perspective, he was
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  • born in the hit list.
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  • He was born on the hit list.
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  • They were trying to kill him
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  • when he got here.
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  • There was no room in the hotels
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  • where he stayed.
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  • He was born to a virgin who was
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  • trying to explain to her
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  • boyfriend, "This is not what it
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  • From earth's perspective, no
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  • palace, no guards, no palatial
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  • surroundings.
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  • Don't let people tell you that
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  • just because your external
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  • circumstance is being challenged
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  • that there is no Christ there.
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  • Because Christ came in a barn.
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  • But the glory of his coming was
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  • not in the furniture that he lay
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  • in, or the environment
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  • surrounding him, the glory that
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  • really matters in life is not so
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  • important the surroundings, it
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  • comes from the abstract things
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  • that you are accountant cannot
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  • count, that your bookkeeper
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  • cannot chronicle.
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  • The glory, the things that
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  • really matter in life, are not
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  • the tangibles, they're the
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  • intangibles.
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  • I know, I've had it both ways.
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  • I've been up, I've been down.
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  • I learned how to survive with
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  • nothing, I learned how to
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  • survive with something, and both
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  • of them are deserts in their own
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  • way.
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  • His coming into this meager
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  • environment is not a suggestion
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  • of his mediocrity, or his
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  • endorsement of poverty, or his
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  • celebration of notoriety, it is
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  • him stepping outside of all of
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  • that to say none of that really
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  • makes any difference.
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  • What really matters is in a
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  • family, it's not what you eat,
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  • it's who you eat it with.
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  • It's not how much you paid for
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  • the bed, it's that you slept
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  • good.
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  • You can have a big old fancy
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  • bed, big old expensive bed that
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  • you had shipped in from Spain,
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  • hand-carved with rubies from
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  • Italy, and can't sleep.
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  • So, what's the point of all the
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  • stuff?
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  • What's the point if somebody
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  • gives you a big, wonderful gift,
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  • but they don't love you?
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  • And somebody else who loves you
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  • gives you a hot apple pie from
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  • McDonald's and puts a candle on
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  • it with a tear in their eye, and
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  • say, "You're the best thing that
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  • ever happened to me," talk to
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  • me.
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  • There is no question that his
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  • ultimate purpose in coming into
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  • the world was to redeem the
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  • world from sin and death, to
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  • deliver us from the curse of the
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  • law, to set us free from our own
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  • human depravity and ultimately
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  • to destroy the works of the
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  • enemy, that through him, our
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  • enemy might be vanquished by the
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  • precious blood of the Lamb, that
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  • he might render him helpless and
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  • bruise his head for the things
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  • that he had done to us, and it
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  • was his ultimate purpose to
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  • fight back the forces of evil
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  • that you would never be able to
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  • master, that you would never be
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  • able to combat.
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  • And while he was walking toward
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  • his purpose, he did some other
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  • stuff, like being wounded for
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  • our transgressions, and bruised
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  • for our iniquities, and the
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  • chastisement of our peace was
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  • upon him.
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  • With his stripes, we are healed.
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  • Healing was just a bi-product.
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  • He said since I'm coming
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  • through, I might as well take
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  • these stripes for your healing
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  • and paid the price that all
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  • manner of diseases could be
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  • removed away from you.
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  • I bore your transgression.
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  • I carried your sorrow.
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  • So, those of you that are
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  • carrying depression, why are you
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  • carrying what I already carried?
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  • I bore your griefs.
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  • I carried your sorrow.
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  • I took your whooping for you,
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  • hallelujah.
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  • Glory to God.
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  • There is no question that hell
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  • got nervous when they saw him
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  • coming.
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  • That's why he was born in the
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  • hit list.
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  • Trying to stop him from reaching
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  • his purpose.
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  • When you are sent on a purpose,
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  • there will always be obstacles
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  • to come against you that are
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  • unfair, and the obstacles that
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  • come against you come because
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  • the enemy knows where your
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  • ultimate destiny is going to
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  • take you, and he's trying to
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  • sabotage your progress.
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  • But greater is he that is in you
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  • And whether you know it or not,
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  • he was born in a barn
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  • strategically.
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  • There is a purpose in your
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  • problem.
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  • There is a purpose in your pain.
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  • There's a purpose in your
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  • adversity.
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  • It is not that God can't get you
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  • out of it, it's not that God
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  • can't afford it, it's not that
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  • God can't fix it, but if you
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  • have a problem and God doesn't
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  • fix it, there's a strategy that
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  • he's using.
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  • He hid him in a barn, locked him
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  • away where he couldn't be
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  • detected, put him in a place
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  • where only the wisemen could see
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  • him.
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  • Sometimes God will allow you to
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  • have a problem to stop your
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  • enemies from having access to
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  • you, and he'll put you in a
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  • place for a while, but the Bible
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  • said, "After you have suffered
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  • for a while," he said, "I'll
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  • establish you and make you
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  • A lot of people don't know that
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  • Mary and Joseph had Jesus and
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  • had to hide him in Egypt for two
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  • years.
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  • They had to hide him, living on
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  • the run.
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  • The Savior living on the run,
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  • glory to God.
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  • Imagine had somebody met him on
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  • the run, and said, "Ah, not much
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  • of a Savior."
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  • Some people meet you at a time
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  • in your life that things are not
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  • going right, and they'll judge
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  • you prematurely, because they
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  • don't see your ultimate destiny.
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  • Had they seen him then, he
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  • didn't look mighty, he didn't
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  • look like a conqueror, but the
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  • reason that I am attracted to
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  • this text is because it takes it
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  • away from this huge, illuminated
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  • perspective of who Christ is,
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  • and personalizes it, and says,
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  • "Unto us," "Unto us a Son is
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  • born.
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  • Unto us a child is given."
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  • I suggest to you, my brothers
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  • and sisters, he did not just
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  • come to redeem the world, or
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  • rebuke the enemy, or to set them
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  • free, he came the way any lover
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  • ultimately ends up coming to the
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  • place where he wants to
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  • Now I understand why the Bible
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  • says, "In all thy getting, get
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  • an understanding."
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  • Here's a bonus for you.
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  • You cannot live, nor love
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  • effectively, somebody that you
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  • The Bible tells men with living
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  • with women, he says, "Dwell with
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  • her according to knowledge."
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  • He said you're gonna have to
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  • know her to be able to stay
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  • And since Christ is married to
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  • the church, he says "I'm gonna
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  • have to know you in order to
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  • dwell with you."
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  • So, he came so he might see what
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  • it was like to be you.
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  • Without him coming, he would
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  • have never known what tired was.
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  • Without him coming, he would not
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  • know what sleep was, because in
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  • his eternal state, he neither
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  • sleeps nor slumbers.
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  • That's why you can pray at three
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  • o'clock in the morning and you
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  • don't have to wake him up,
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  • because he neither sleeps nor
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  • slumbers.
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  • Because your three o'clock in
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  • the morning is somebody else's
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  • twelve noon.
  • 00:11:47.130 --> 00:11:48.270
  • He can't go to bed, because
  • 00:11:48.270 --> 00:11:50.050
  • somewhere in the world, your
  • 00:11:50.050 --> 00:11:51.200
  • night is somebody else's day.
  • 00:11:51.200 --> 00:11:53.200
  • He can't go to sleep nor
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  • slumber, so he's available to
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  • you all the time, but he came so
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  • he would know what sleep was, or
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  • lonely, or empty, or temptation.
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  • He came so that he could be
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  • touched with what it's like to
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  • - Bishop Jakes: If you look to
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  • me, I hear your thoughts.
  • 00:12:26.040 --> 00:12:27.190
  • I know your face.
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  • I know your needs.
  • 00:12:29.160 --> 00:12:30.290
  • It means I'll expedite your
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  • service.
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  • I'll take you through things
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  • quicker than other people went
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  • through it, because you are
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  • chosen.
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  • Do you understand the words that
  • 00:12:37.210 --> 00:12:39.150
  • are coming out of my mouth?
  • 00:12:39.150 --> 00:12:41.250
  • You didn't make it because you
  • 00:12:41.250 --> 00:12:42.270
  • were smart.
  • 00:12:42.270 --> 00:12:43.280
  • You didn't make it because you
  • 00:12:43.280 --> 00:12:44.230
  • were slick.
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  • You didn't make it because you
  • 00:12:45.190 --> 00:12:46.130
  • were tough.
  • 00:12:46.130 --> 00:12:47.090
  • You made it because you were
  • 00:12:47.090 --> 00:12:48.060
  • chosen.
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  • God snatched you out of stuff.
  • 00:12:49.100 --> 00:12:51.030
  • He delivered you from stuff.
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  • - Bishop Jakes: Our goal and
  • 00:12:55.210 --> 00:12:56.170
  • purpose in life under Christ is
  • 00:12:56.170 --> 00:12:57.170
  • to love and to help one another,
  • 00:12:57.170 --> 00:12:59.280
  • and that's the mission of GPS.
  • 00:12:59.290 --> 00:13:03.010
  • Together, we can touch lives,
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  • helping the hurting, encouraging
  • 00:13:04.220 --> 00:13:06.180
  • the hopeless, feeding the
  • 00:13:06.180 --> 00:13:08.010
  • hungry, and so much more.
  • 00:13:08.010 --> 00:13:10.180
  • - announcer: Visit
  • 00:13:10.180 --> 00:13:11.040
  • GPSpartner.org and find out how
  • 00:13:11.040 --> 00:13:12.250
  • you can help and find out how
  • 00:13:12.250 --> 00:13:14.030
  • you can impact the lives of
  • 00:13:14.030 --> 00:13:15.060
  • generations to come.
  • 00:13:15.060 --> 00:13:16.230
  • We are all one global family
  • 00:13:16.230 --> 00:13:18.110
  • touching the world with God's
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  • - Bishop Jakes: He will
  • 00:13:29.140 --> 00:13:30.100
  • understand what you are trying
  • 00:13:31.070 --> 00:13:34.070
  • I was on Twitter the other day
  • 00:13:40.220 --> 00:13:41.260
  • and I got a couple of people who
  • 00:13:41.260 --> 00:13:43.130
  • were really letting me have it,
  • 00:13:43.130 --> 00:13:45.130
  • because I said Merry Christmas.
  • 00:13:45.180 --> 00:13:48.180
  • They were really letting me have
  • 00:13:48.180 --> 00:13:49.210
  • it, because they were arguing
  • 00:13:49.210 --> 00:13:51.140
  • about, "Was Jesus really born on
  • 00:13:51.140 --> 00:13:53.210
  • December 25th?"
  • 00:13:53.210 --> 00:13:56.010
  • And one brother said, "If you
  • 00:13:56.010 --> 00:13:57.020
  • prove it to me, I'll come to
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  • church."
  • 00:13:59.010 --> 00:14:02.030
  • I said, "It does not matter."
  • 00:14:06.090 --> 00:14:09.090
  • If there were no snow, if there
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  • were no violins playing, if it
  • 00:14:38.290 --> 00:14:41.290
  • were not even in the winter.
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  • If it were the 15th of July,
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  • I don't care when he was born, I
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  • As a born-again, blood-washed,
  • 00:15:11.290 --> 00:15:13.260
  • sanctified, spirit-filled child
  • 00:15:13.260 --> 00:15:16.220
  • of God, you can't stop me from
  • 00:15:16.220 --> 00:15:19.100
  • praising God who loved me enough
  • 00:15:19.140 --> 00:15:22.140
  • to come where I was.
  • 00:15:22.140 --> 00:15:24.170
  • Arguing about a date or what he
  • 00:15:24.170 --> 00:15:26.110
  • wore, or what he had on, I don't
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  • care.
  • 00:15:30.220 --> 00:15:32.070
  • I care that when sin had me
  • 00:15:32.070 --> 00:15:34.280
  • shackled, and I was bound in
  • 00:15:34.280 --> 00:15:36.230
  • bondage, when all hell was
  • 00:15:36.230 --> 00:15:39.030
  • breaking loose and I was at my
  • 00:15:39.030 --> 00:15:40.280
  • wit's end, when I was suicidal
  • 00:15:40.280 --> 00:15:42.260
  • and taking pills, and trying to
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  • die, and nobody understood what
  • 00:15:45.050 --> 00:15:47.060
  • it was like to be me, I care
  • 00:15:48.050 --> 00:15:51.050
  • that he loved me enough to come
  • 00:15:51.050 --> 00:15:53.270
  • where I was, and feel my pain,
  • 00:15:55.000 --> 00:15:58.000
  • and be touched by the feeling of
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  • my infirmity.
  • 00:16:07.070 --> 00:16:08.290
  • Do you hear what I'm saying to
  • 00:16:08.290 --> 00:16:10.030
  • you?
  • 00:16:10.030 --> 00:16:12.070
  • "Unto us a Son is born.
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  • Unto us a child is given."
  • 00:16:19.100 --> 00:16:22.100
  • Finally, somebody understands my
  • 00:16:22.290 --> 00:16:25.290
  • groanings, and my moanings, and
  • 00:16:25.290 --> 00:16:28.180
  • my sign language when my soul is
  • 00:16:28.180 --> 00:16:31.130
  • overwhelmed.
  • 00:16:31.130 --> 00:16:32.170
  • Somebody understands how I
  • 00:16:32.170 --> 00:16:34.120
  • wrestle against my own
  • 00:16:34.120 --> 00:16:35.250
  • struggles, and weaknesses, and
  • 00:16:35.250 --> 00:16:38.020
  • temptations.
  • 00:16:38.020 --> 00:16:39.130
  • Somebody understands the
  • 00:16:39.130 --> 00:16:41.100
  • difference between weakness and
  • 00:16:41.100 --> 00:16:43.010
  • wickedness.
  • 00:16:43.010 --> 00:16:44.210
  • Somebody understands the
  • 00:16:44.210 --> 00:16:46.200
  • groaning and the moaning of my
  • 00:16:46.200 --> 00:16:48.030
  • soul.
  • 00:16:48.030 --> 00:16:49.160
  • Somebody understands what I
  • 00:16:49.160 --> 00:16:51.070
  • didn't get in life, what I
  • 00:16:51.070 --> 00:16:53.000
  • didn't have, why I walk crooked,
  • 00:16:53.000 --> 00:16:55.180
  • why I stand funny, why my knees
  • 00:16:55.180 --> 00:16:57.110
  • buckle, why I'm afraid, why I'm
  • 00:16:57.110 --> 00:17:00.020
  • worried, why I'm angry.
  • 00:17:00.020 --> 00:17:02.010
  • Somebody understands.
  • 00:17:02.010 --> 00:17:04.100
  • When you walk away and won't let
  • 00:17:16.130 --> 00:17:19.130
  • me into your little club, and
  • 00:17:19.130 --> 00:17:21.240
  • isolate me, and ignore me, and
  • 00:17:21.240 --> 00:17:23.120
  • limit me, and frustrate me, and
  • 00:17:23.120 --> 00:17:25.280
  • when you say--
  • 00:17:25.280 --> 00:17:26.270
  • I can't get no
  • 00:17:27.140 --> 00:17:30.140
  • I can't get no satisfaction.
  • 00:17:30.140 --> 00:17:32.180
  • I can't get no understanding, I
  • 00:17:32.180 --> 00:17:34.250
  • can't get no sensitivity," when
  • 00:17:34.250 --> 00:17:36.200
  • I turn to you and you don't get
  • 00:17:36.200 --> 00:17:38.190
  • it, I go to the rock of my
  • 00:17:38.190 --> 00:17:40.200
  • salvation.
  • 00:17:40.200 --> 00:17:42.190
  • I go to the stone that the
  • 00:17:42.190 --> 00:17:45.030
  • builders have rejected.
  • 00:17:45.060 --> 00:17:48.060
  • You know why?
  • 00:17:48.060 --> 00:17:50.160
  • He's not just the God of the
  • 00:17:50.160 --> 00:17:52.000
  • universe, he's not just the
  • 00:17:52.000 --> 00:17:54.000
  • ruler of heaven, he's not just a
  • 00:17:54.000 --> 00:17:56.080
  • CEO over creation, he is not
  • 00:17:57.100 --> 00:18:00.120
  • just the chief administrator
  • 00:18:00.120 --> 00:18:03.010
  • over the angels that go to war,
  • 00:18:03.010 --> 00:18:05.180
  • he's mine.
  • 00:18:09.290 --> 00:18:12.290
  • "For unto us a child is born,
  • 00:18:19.250 --> 00:18:22.250
  • To the motherless, stop telling
  • 00:18:36.170 --> 00:18:39.170
  • people you had no children.
  • 00:18:40.150 --> 00:18:43.150
  • "For unto us a Son is born," a
  • 00:18:46.090 --> 00:18:49.090
  • child is given.
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  • This is your baby, the baby
  • 00:18:56.230 --> 00:18:59.230
  • Jesus, born in a manger, wrapped
  • 00:19:02.210 --> 00:19:05.210
  • in swaddling clothes, given to
  • 00:19:06.050 --> 00:19:09.050
  • you, so that when nobody gets
  • 00:19:10.020 --> 00:19:13.020
  • you, and nobody understands you,
  • 00:19:19.090 --> 00:19:22.090
  • so that when you pour your heart
  • 00:19:22.090 --> 00:19:23.140
  • out to people who are callused,
  • 00:19:23.140 --> 00:19:25.040
  • and cold, and indifferent, and
  • 00:19:25.040 --> 00:19:27.040
  • cannot be touched by the
  • 00:19:27.290 --> 00:19:30.290
  • feeling, not your infirmity, the
  • 00:19:33.130 --> 00:19:36.130
  • feeling of your infirmity.
  • 00:19:38.060 --> 00:19:41.060
  • He said I'm not only in touch
  • 00:19:41.060 --> 00:19:43.050
  • with what happened to you, I'm
  • 00:19:43.050 --> 00:19:45.200
  • in touch with how you feel about
  • 00:19:46.170 --> 00:19:49.170
  • what happened to you.
  • 00:19:49.170 --> 00:19:51.020
  • [laughing]
  • 00:19:51.020 --> 00:19:52.250
  • "Unto us a Son is born.
  • 00:19:54.260 --> 00:19:57.260
  • Unto us a child is given."
  • 00:19:59.180 --> 00:20:02.180
  • He's yours, and nobody can take
  • 00:20:04.020 --> 00:20:07.020
  • him.
  • 00:20:08.110 --> 00:20:11.110
  • He's yours, and can't nobody rob
  • 00:20:11.110 --> 00:20:13.190
  • you of him.
  • 00:20:14.240 --> 00:20:17.240
  • And he came because like all
  • 00:20:17.240 --> 00:20:19.250
  • good lovers know, if you're
  • 00:20:19.250 --> 00:20:22.190
  • gonna stay together with
  • 00:20:22.190 --> 00:20:25.020
  • somebody you love, you can't
  • 00:20:25.020 --> 00:20:27.120
  • Young couples always argue to
  • 00:20:35.180 --> 00:20:38.180
  • prove their point, but people
  • 00:20:39.160 --> 00:20:42.160
  • who have been married for years
  • 00:20:42.160 --> 00:20:45.150
  • survive because they learn how
  • 00:20:45.150 --> 00:20:47.250
  • He says I came so I could see
  • 00:21:01.000 --> 00:21:04.000
  • what it's like to be you.
  • 00:21:04.000 --> 00:21:06.160
  • Your kinsman redeemer.
  • 00:21:07.220 --> 00:21:10.220
  • You cannot redeem what you are
  • 00:21:10.240 --> 00:21:13.240
  • So, as we close this service
  • 00:21:19.230 --> 00:21:21.140
  • today, we cannot add nor take
  • 00:21:22.120 --> 00:21:25.120
  • away to what Christ did, who he
  • 00:21:25.120 --> 00:21:27.070
  • is, or what he has become.
  • 00:21:27.070 --> 00:21:28.290
  • He was that before I was born
  • 00:21:28.290 --> 00:21:30.190
  • and he will be that when I am
  • 00:21:30.190 --> 00:21:32.130
  • gone.
  • 00:21:32.130 --> 00:21:33.250
  • His Word is forever settled in
  • 00:21:33.250 --> 00:21:34.280
  • heaven.
  • 00:21:34.280 --> 00:21:36.030
  • He is God before there was
  • 00:21:36.030 --> 00:21:37.130
  • anybody there to say he was God.
  • 00:21:37.130 --> 00:21:38.250
  • We cannot add to him, we cannot
  • 00:21:38.250 --> 00:21:40.200
  • diminish him.
  • 00:21:40.200 --> 00:21:42.270
  • He is God all by himself.
  • 00:21:43.240 --> 00:21:46.240
  • But maybe, maybe just maybe, we
  • 00:21:48.030 --> 00:21:51.030
  • can learn something from a baby
  • 00:21:53.080 --> 00:21:56.080
  • in a manger.
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  • Maybe you might have to leave
  • 00:22:00.020 --> 00:22:01.250
  • your perspective long enough to
  • 00:22:02.090 --> 00:22:05.090
  • see somebody else's, and sit in
  • 00:22:06.210 --> 00:22:09.210
  • their seat, and feel their pain,
  • 00:22:11.030 --> 00:22:14.030
  • and imagine what it was like to
  • 00:22:14.030 --> 00:22:15.210
  • grow up like they grew up.
  • 00:22:15.210 --> 00:22:18.060
  • And maybe you'll stop blaming
  • 00:22:18.060 --> 00:22:19.110
  • them for being how they are,
  • 00:22:19.110 --> 00:22:20.290
  • because they did not get there
  • 00:22:20.290 --> 00:22:23.280
  • by themselves.
  • 00:22:24.220 --> 00:22:27.220
  • "Unto us a child is born.
  • 00:22:29.060 --> 00:22:32.060
  • Unto us a Son is given.
  • 00:22:34.280 --> 00:22:37.280
  • And the government shall be upon
  • 00:22:37.280 --> 00:22:39.140
  • his shoulders.
  • 00:22:39.140 --> 00:22:41.190
  • And of his kingdom there shall
  • 00:22:41.190 --> 00:22:44.000
  • be no end."
  • 00:22:44.000 --> 00:22:46.030
  • Beverly, "His name shall be
  • 00:22:46.030 --> 00:22:47.110
  • called Wonderful, Counselor,
  • 00:22:49.220 --> 00:22:52.220
  • Mighty God, Everlasting Father,"
  • 00:22:54.200 --> 00:22:57.200
  • and if you need some peace, he's
  • 00:22:57.200 --> 00:22:59.260
  • the prince of it.
  • 00:22:59.260 --> 00:23:02.090
  • He's altogether lovely.
  • 00:23:02.090 --> 00:23:04.080
  • He's your joy, your strength,
  • 00:23:04.080 --> 00:23:05.240
  • your peace, your wheel in the
  • 00:23:05.240 --> 00:23:07.260
  • middle of a wheel.
  • 00:23:07.260 --> 00:23:09.270
  • He's your bush burning.
  • 00:23:09.270 --> 00:23:11.270
  • He's Ezekiel's wheel turning.
  • 00:23:11.270 --> 00:23:14.240
  • He is the seed of Abraham.
  • 00:23:14.240 --> 00:23:17.210
  • He is the meek and humble Lamb.
  • 00:23:17.210 --> 00:23:20.010
  • He is the rose of Sharon and the
  • 00:23:20.010 --> 00:23:22.100
  • lily of the valley.
  • 00:23:22.100 --> 00:23:23.230
  • He is the bright and morning
  • 00:23:23.230 --> 00:23:25.020
  • star.
  • 00:23:25.020 --> 00:23:26.030
  • He is my turtledove, my trumpet,
  • 00:23:26.030 --> 00:23:28.130
  • my peace, my fortress, my
  • 00:23:28.130 --> 00:23:30.200
  • bulwark, my Mighty God.
  • 00:23:30.200 --> 00:23:32.280
  • He is El Shaddai, Jehovah-Rohi,
  • 00:23:33.140 --> 00:23:36.140
  • Jehovah-Tsidkenu, Jehovah-Manna,
  • 00:23:36.140 --> 00:23:39.050
  • Jehovah-M'Kaddesh.
  • 00:23:39.050 --> 00:23:40.230
  • He is my Savior, my King, my
  • 00:23:41.160 --> 00:23:44.160
  • peace, my deliverer, my bridge
  • 00:23:44.160 --> 00:23:47.110
  • over troubled water.
  • 00:23:47.110 --> 00:23:49.090
  • He is my healing, my strength,
  • 00:23:49.090 --> 00:23:51.260
  • my life, my peace, my shield, my
  • 00:23:52.260 --> 00:23:55.260
  • sword, my buckler, my defense.
  • 00:23:56.130 --> 00:23:59.130
  • He is my lawyer, my attorney, he
  • 00:24:00.040 --> 00:24:03.040
  • is my justice.
  • 00:24:03.040 --> 00:24:05.010
  • He is my lover, my mother, my
  • 00:24:05.140 --> 00:24:08.140
  • father, my sister, my brother.
  • 00:24:08.210 --> 00:24:11.210
  • He is the lifter of my head.
  • 00:24:11.220 --> 00:24:14.220
  • Whatever you want, whatever you
  • 00:24:19.220 --> 00:24:21.130
  • need, whatever you ask, whatever
  • 00:24:21.140 --> 00:24:24.140
  • you seek, this man, his name,
  • 00:24:25.140 --> 00:24:28.140
  • Jesus; demons tremble, Jesus;
  • 00:24:30.130 --> 00:24:33.130
  • hell gets nervous, Jesus;
  • 00:24:33.150 --> 00:24:36.150
  • sickness flees, Jesus;
  • 00:24:36.150 --> 00:24:39.120
  • dead men rise up, Jesus;
  • 00:24:39.210 --> 00:24:42.210
  • And if you're looking for a
  • 00:24:59.110 --> 00:25:02.130
  • great gift to give him for
  • 00:25:06.050 --> 00:25:09.050
  • Christmas, why don't you think
  • 00:25:09.280 --> 00:25:12.280
  • He knows who you are, whose you
  • 00:25:24.080 --> 00:25:27.080
  • are, what you did, why you did
  • 00:25:28.110 --> 00:25:31.110
  • it, your story, your trauma,
  • 00:25:36.150 --> 00:25:39.150
  • your pain.
  • 00:25:39.150 --> 00:25:41.150
  • Now, the malls have been filled
  • 00:25:41.150 --> 00:25:42.210
  • all weekend, credit cards maxed
  • 00:25:42.210 --> 00:25:45.140
  • to capacity, people giving
  • 00:25:45.210 --> 00:25:48.210
  • people stuff, but I'm wondering
  • 00:25:49.190 --> 00:25:52.190
  • if there's a backslider or
  • 00:25:53.160 --> 00:25:56.160
  • sinner somewhere in this room
  • 00:25:57.270 --> 00:26:00.290
  • that wants to give the ultimate
  • 00:26:00.290 --> 00:26:02.150
  • [music]
  • 00:26:05.240 --> 00:26:08.160
  • - male announcer: "I will give
  • 00:26:08.160 --> 00:26:09.050
  • you the treasures of darkness
  • 00:26:09.050 --> 00:26:10.140
  • and hidden riches of secret
  • 00:26:10.140 --> 00:26:11.190
  • places."
  • 00:26:11.190 --> 00:26:13.010
  • It's time to end the year
  • 00:26:13.010 --> 00:26:14.030
  • strong, embracing God's divine
  • 00:26:14.030 --> 00:26:16.020
  • destiny for your life.
  • 00:26:16.020 --> 00:26:17.290
  • - Bishop Jakes: Because the
  • 00:26:17.290 --> 00:26:18.160
  • little things will not stop you
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