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Chad Veach hosts Rich Wilkerson Jr. at the Zoe Conference in Los Angeles, CA – Incubation Through Isolation

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Praise | Rich Wilkerson Jr. at the Zoe Conference | July 8, 2019

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  • - [Announcer] Tonight.
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  • - I'm telling some of you out here,
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  • you're going, "wow, all I face is rejection,
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  • after rejection,
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  • after rejection."
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  • "Nobody sees me."
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  • "Nobody knows about me."
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  • "Nobody cares about me."
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  • I'm telling you that God is developing something in you
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  • it's called Incubation through Isolation.
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  • God is teaching you something right now
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  • in this season of isolation.
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  • But if you don't ever get into the prison cell,
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  • if you don't ever go into the incubator,
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  • if you don't ever walk through some moments of isolation,
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  • you don't have a story to tell.
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  • - [Announcer] An all new Praise starts right now.
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  • (upbeat music)
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  • Tonight on Praise from Los Angeles, the ZOE Conference.
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  • Featuring pastor, husband, and miraculous father,
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  • Rich Wilkerson Jr.
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  • And now, Chad Veach.
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  • - Hey, what's going on everybody?
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  • This is Chad here.
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  • I'm in the lobby at The Wiltern.
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  • The buzz is crazy.
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  • People are excited.
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  • I'm excited.
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  • It's about to go down.
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  • Let's go inside.
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  • Come on, man.
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  • It's time for church!
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  • Let's make it happen already.
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  • I believe it so I speak it.
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  • ZOE Conference.
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  • Let's go.
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  • I'm breathing in a different rhythm
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  • I'm walking at a different pace
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  • I'm freely falling into your hand
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  • Come on.
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  • I'm running wild in Your grace
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  • Now I finally caught air
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  • I'm breathing
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  • Your life inside of mine
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  • I finally caught air
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  • I feel it
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  • You've got my best this time
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  • Finally I feel it
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  • Your Spirit
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  • Each breath is Yours not mine
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  • I finally caught air
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  • I finally caught air
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  • Oxygen replacing bondage
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  • Freedom taking place of fear
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  • In and out I found my purpose
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  • We sing!
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  • My life is different 'cause You're here
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  • I finally caught air
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  • I'm breathing
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  • Your life inside of mine
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  • I finally caught air
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  • I feel it
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  • You've got my best this time
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  • Finally I feel it
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  • Your Spirit
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  • Each breath is Yours not mine
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  • I finally caught air
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  • I finally caught air
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  • Now I finally caught air
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  • I finally caught air
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  • Yeah, I finally caught air
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  • I finally caught air
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  • I finally found where I'm supposed to be
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  • Wind at my back
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  • You're in front of me
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  • I'm leaving behind all I used to be
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  • I'm stepping in what only You can see
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  • Come on, in faith we sing!
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  • I finally found where I'm supposed to be
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  • The wind at my back
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  • You're in front of me
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  • I'm leaving behind all I used to be
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  • I'm stepping in what only You can see
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  • Now I finally caught air
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  • I'm breathing
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  • Your life inside of mine
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  • I finally caught air
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  • I feel it
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  • You've got my best this time
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  • Finally I feel it
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  • Your Spirit
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  • Each breath is Yours, not mine
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  • I finally caught air
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  • I finally caught air
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  • Now I finally caught air
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  • I'm breathing
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  • Your life inside of mine
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  • I finally caught air
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  • I feel it
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  • You've got my best this time
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  • Finally I feel it
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  • Your Spirit
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  • Each breath is Yours, not mine
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  • I finally caught air
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  • I finally caught air
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  • Yeah, I finally caught air
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  • I finally caught air
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  • Yeah, I finally caught air
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  • We sing: I finally caught air
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  • (crowd cheering)
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  • Come on, help us sing this out if you know it.
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  • We sing.
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  • You've been so close
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  • Despite my distance
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  • Distance
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  • Oh yeah
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  • You're always good
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  • You're always present
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  • Present
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  • When my faith is fading
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  • Your love will still embrace me
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  • I know that I can make it
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  • I can make it
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  • When my faith is fading
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  • Your love will still embrace me
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  • I know that I can make it
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  • I can make it
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  • You're with me when I walk through fire
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  • Even when I face the giants
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  • In the darkness with the lions
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  • Tell the devil that he's a liar
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  • And even when I'm in the waiting
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  • In all of my broken places
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  • Give me faith where I am faithless
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  • And I will not be afraid
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  • Oh, I'll be okay
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  • I'll be okay
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  • I'll be okay
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  • I'll be okay
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  • And even when I wander
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  • Your eyes are on me
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  • On me
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  • And You're never far
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  • I wanna feel Your heartbeat
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  • Heartbeat
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  • When my faith is fading
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  • Your love will still embrace me
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  • I know that I can make it
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  • I can make it
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  • When my faith is fading
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  • Your love will still embrace me
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  • I know that I can make it
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  • Come on help us sing this out!
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  • I can make it
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  • You're with me when I walk through fire
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  • Even when I face the giants
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  • In the darkness with the lions
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  • Tell the devil that he's a liar
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  • And even when I'm in the waiting
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  • In all of my broken places
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  • Give me faith where I am faithless
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  • And I will not be afraid
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  • I'll be okay
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  • I'll be okay
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  • I'll be okay
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  • I'll be okay
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  • 'Cause You're with me when I walk through fire
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  • Even when I face the giants
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  • In the darkness with the lions
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  • Tell the devil that he's a liar
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  • And even when I'm in the waiting
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  • In all of my broken places
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  • Give me faith where I am faithless
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  • And I will not be afraid
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  • I'll be okay
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  • Come on. (crowd cheering)
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  • I'll be okay
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  • - Hey what's going on everybody?
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  • Thanks so much for joining us here at ZOE Conference.
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  • We are here in Los Angeles, California
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  • at the iconic Wiltern Theater.
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  • And I'm joined by one of the greatest preachers
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  • in the whole wide world.
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  • One of my best friends in the whole wide world.
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  • Pastor Rich Wilkerson Jr. - Come on, man.
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  • is here, man.
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  • Thank you so much for being here.
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  • - Thanks for having me.
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  • I'm having the best time.
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  • - Well, Rich, you're no stranger to TBN
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  • and obviously to ZOE Conference,
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  • tell us about the message
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  • that you've got this year for conference.
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  • - Yeah, I'm so excited.
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  • I think every time we come together
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  • we're always really kinda preparing ourselves
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  • and getting ready for really God to do incredible things.
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  • I don't think it's mistake or an accident that we gather.
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  • So when we do gather, we come in with purpose and focus.
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  • I'm really feeling led, earlier in the year,
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  • I preached out of Joseph's life to our whole church
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  • kind of titling the whole thing A God Dream.
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  • - Yeah.
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  • - But as you study Joseph's life,
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  • he goes through test after test,
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  • after test,
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  • after test,
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  • before he sees this dream
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  • really fulfilled and occur in his life.
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  • So today, I wanna focus on one of those tests.
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  • Really out of Genesis chapter 40,
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  • when Joseph finds himself in the prison.
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  • In there he's interpreting other prisoner's dreams.
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  • Calling the message Incubation through Isolation.
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  • - [Chad] I love that.
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  • - 'Cause I think so often,
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  • the test that we go through with God,
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  • sometimes we have to go through these moments
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  • where we feel like we're alone.
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  • Not forever.
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  • - [Chad] Yeah.
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  • - It's season.
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  • I'm really gonna liken it to the fact
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  • that we had our first son - [Chad] Yeah.
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  • which has been a big miracle for us.
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  • We've always dreamed of having a child.
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  • It was so funny 'cause after eight years
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  • of wanting to get pregnant, we got pregnant.
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  • But then as soon as we got pregnant,
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  • there was this nine-month journey.
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  • - [Chad] Wow.
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  • - [Rich] And as much as I wanted to meet my child,
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  • I didn't want him to come one day early.
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  • - Yeah.
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  • - Because if he came early, he risk being born premature.
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  • And if he's born premature, it could be challenges,
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  • I mean, ultimately, it could lead to death.
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  • I think many times, this generation,
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  • we suffer with this desire for dreams to occur.
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  • But if we're not careful,
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  • our dreams will come out premature and they die
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  • before they even really get a great shot of starting.
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  • So today I wanna focus and encourage people
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  • on walking those test of isolation.
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  • - I love that.
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  • - And how God is gonna use that really to develop the dream.
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  • - I love that.
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  • I've heard you talk out of the life of Joseph
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  • and teach out of it.
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  • It's one of the greatest messages
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  • that you bring to the table.
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  • And I love that idea of isolation.
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  • There's something about,
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  • I heard someone say years ago,
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  • "Loneliness will make you lethal."
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  • You know, if you use loneliness to your advantage,
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  • and allow God to prepare you, then at the right time,
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  • you know we've been talking about for years,
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  • "sometimes you're an echo before you're a megaphone."
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  • You gotta have that isolation season.
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  • - [Rich] Yep.
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  • - We so admire and respect your wife's journey,
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  • and your journey, and trying to get pregnant, now here.
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  • Come on, tell everybody your son's name is the W-W-W.
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  • - My boy's name is Wyatt Wesley Wilkerson.
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  • - [Chad] I love it so much.
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  • - And Wyatt means brave.
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  • And so I call him my brave boy.
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  • Wesley, John Wesley was really the leader and the founder
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  • of the Methodist church.
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  • But it's also a family name.
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  • So I felt like Wyatt Wesley.
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  • Then, of course, his last name.
  • 00:10:55.200 --> 00:10:56.260
  • But the three dubs, you know, W-W-W.
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  • - I love it.
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  • - World Wide Web is what we call him.
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  • Triple Dub.
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  • - Yeah.
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  • But what a miracle.
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  • We're so honored to have you.
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  • Thank you so much for coming all the way
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  • from Miami to Los Angeles to make this deposit.
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  • Come on, let's tune in right now.
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  • Let's watch Pastor Rich Wilkerson Jr.
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  • - If you have a Bible,
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  • turn with me quickly to the book of Genesis.
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  • Genesis chapter 40, I wanna read a few verses.
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  • Scripture says in Genesis chapter 40, verse 1,
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  • "Some time later,
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  • the cupbearer and the baker of the king of Egypt
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  • offended their master, the king of Egypt.
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  • Pharaoh was angry with his two officials,
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  • the chief cupbearer and the chief baker,
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  • and put them in custody
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  • in the house of the captain of the guard,
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  • in the same prison where Joseph was confined.
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  • The captain of the guard assigned them to Joseph,
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  • and he attended them.
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  • After they had been in custody for some time,
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  • each of the two men--
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  • the cupbearer and the baker of the king of Egypt,
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  • who were being held in prison--had a dream the same night,
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  • and each dream had a meaning of its own.
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  • When Joseph," look at this, verse six,
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  • "when Joseph came to them
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  • the next morning, he saw that they were dejected.
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  • So he asked Pharaoh's officials
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  • who were in custody with him in the master's house,
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  • 'why are your faces so sad today?'
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  • 'we both had dreams,' they answered,
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  • 'but there is no one to interpret them.'
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  • Then Joseph said to them,
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  • 'do not interpretations belong to God?
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  • Tell me your dreams.'"
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  • I wanna take a few moments today
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  • and I just felt led kinda coming to this conference
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  • to land on this topic and this subject.
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  • I'm not sure if this message
  • 00:12:33.190 --> 00:12:34.230
  • really is for everybody in this room.
  • 00:12:34.230 --> 00:12:37.140
  • But I do have a sense, in my spirit,
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  • that this message is for quite a few people in this room.
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  • I wanna preach a message,
  • 00:12:42.220 --> 00:12:44.080
  • and the title might kind of throw you off a little bit,
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  • but we'll unpack it together.
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  • I wanna preach from the subject today,
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  • Incubation through Isolation.
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  • Incubation through Isolation.
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  • I think it's really important message.
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  • Especially with the audience that we're speaking to today.
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  • Thinking about millennials,
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  • and thinking about the fact that most of us in this room,
  • 00:12:59.220 --> 00:13:01.030
  • we deal with a patience problem.
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  • We deal with a process problem.
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  • I want to encourage the dream that's on the inside of you.
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  • And I'm gonna believe today that as we finish this session,
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  • that some of you, that dream's gonna be awakened.
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  • And others of you, you're gonna say,
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  • "I'm not giving up on that dream that God has given me."
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  • And so would you pray with me?
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  • Let's believe that the Holy Spirit's
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  • gonna use these words today to minister to your heart.
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  • Lord, we thank you so much that You're here.
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  • We thank You that You're moving.
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  • God, we thank You for all that You've already done, Lord.
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  • From last night's session to this morning's session.
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  • But Lord, we believe that You're the God
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  • who continues, Lord, to do more.
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  • So we open up ourselves again to You.
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  • And we ask that You move in this place.
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  • We love You, we praise You.
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  • And all of God's people said
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  • - [crowd] Amen.
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  • - Come on, all of God's people said?
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  • - Amen.
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  • - Come on, if you love Jesus,
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  • somebody make some noise in this house.
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  • (crowd cheering)
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  • - So it would not be right,
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  • because so many of you we know and we love
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  • and have journeyed with us,
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  • but my wife and I have been married for 12 years.
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  • But if you don't know,
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  • we went on an eight-year journey of infertility.
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  • And believe and hoping that we'd have a child.
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  • And after talking to many doctors,
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  • many times we thought that
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  • that dream would never come to pass.
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  • But six months ago, in the month of January,
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  • God, who is the God of the impossible, did a miracle.
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  • And my wife gave birth to our first born son.
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  • (crowd cheering)
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  • Do you all wanna meet my son?
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  • Can I introduce you to my son?
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  • All right, here comes my boy.
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  • Here's my boy.
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  • Oh, snap!
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  • (crowd cheering)
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  • Oh, yeah.
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  • I'm just gonna hold him for a second.
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  • This is my son Wyatt Wesley Wilkerson.
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  • That's some good initials right there.
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  • W-W-W.
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  • We call him World Wide Web for short.
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  • (crowd laughing)
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  • Nope, nope, nope.
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  • Okay, here we go, what do you wanna say?
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  • He loves to eat microphones.
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  • It's his thing.
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  • This is Wyatt and he's just our miracle boy.
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  • We love this guy so much.
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  • The other day, we were in London,
  • 00:15:05.070 --> 00:15:06.050
  • he had these headphones on,
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  • and this guy walks up to him during the worship service,
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  • and he goes, "what is he listening to?"
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  • (crowd laughs)
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  • I was like, "he's listening to the new Drake album."
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  • No, I'm kidding.
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  • (crowd laughing)
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  • "He's listening to ZOE worship, he don't like your worship."
  • 00:15:18.200 --> 00:15:20.070
  • (crowd laughing)
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  • "These are for the noise."
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  • For those of you who don't have kids.
  • 00:15:23.100 --> 00:15:25.000
  • (crowd laughing)
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  • But this is Wyatt.
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  • And I wanted to bring him up here
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  • because I think it's important for our generation
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  • to understand that we serve a God
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  • who is in the business of doing the impossible.
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  • We serve a wonder-working God who's still a healer,
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  • He's still a deliverer.
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  • He's still a God who shows up late in the midnight hour.
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  • (crowd applauding)
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  • One of the beautiful things that DawnChere discover
  • 00:15:49.050 --> 00:15:51.030
  • is that we discover
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  • that a waiting season never has to be a wasted season.
  • 00:15:52.180 --> 00:15:55.080
  • (crowd exclaims)
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  • That even while you're waiting for God to do something,
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  • and you're wanting God to do something through your life,
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  • He typically does something in your life first.
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  • I wanted to bring Wyatt up here
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  • because he just turned six months two weeks ago.
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  • And we're celebrating every moment of it.
  • 00:16:08.160 --> 00:16:10.090
  • And I love this kid so much.
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  • I was thinking about it, 'cause DawnChere and I,
  • 00:16:13.150 --> 00:16:14.270
  • we went on this eight-year journey of hoping
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  • to have a child.
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  • And believing for a child.
  • 00:16:17.290 --> 00:16:19.020
  • And praying for a child.
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  • And after that day when we found out that we were pregnant,
  • 00:16:20.220 --> 00:16:23.100
  • what's crazy is that we had been waiting for eight years
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  • and the day we discover that we heard that we were pregnant,
  • 00:16:26.150 --> 00:16:29.110
  • there's another journey.
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  • You have to wait nine months.
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  • And I was thinking the other day, I'll never forget it
  • 00:16:32.010 --> 00:16:33.230
  • because every week that passed,
  • 00:16:33.230 --> 00:16:36.010
  • my wife and I, we had this app
  • 00:16:36.010 --> 00:16:37.080
  • that would show what size fruit he was
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  • or it would describe everything to you.
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  • And there was this mile marker
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  • that you wanted to get to 38 weeks or 39 weeks or 40 weeks.
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  • Because how many of you know that if he comes any earlier
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  • than his due date, he risk being born premature?
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  • I think many times that's how God works in our life.
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  • Is that many times He gives us a dream
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  • and this God-dream comes on our life
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  • and so many of us, we're desperate for the dream to occur.
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  • We're desperate for that vision to take shape.
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  • The thing that we see.
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  • That church that He spoke to you.
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  • Why is it not happened yet?
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  • I wanna speak today from the premise
  • 00:17:24.040 --> 00:17:25.270
  • that if that thing happens too soon,
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  • it will be born premature.
  • 00:17:27.130 --> 00:17:29.150
  • - [Crowd] Come on.
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  • (crowd agreeing)
  • 00:17:30.170 --> 00:17:32.170
  • - And if your dream is born prematurely,
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  • what they do is, when a baby is born prematurely,
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  • I discovered this in the hospital,
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  • I didn't know anything about being a parent,
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  • but I was walking through the hospital
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  • and I saw these little babies that were born early.
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  • And they put them in these things called an incubator.
  • 00:17:42.120 --> 00:17:45.010
  • An incubator is a device that controls the environment.
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  • So that that baby can continue to grow and be healthy.
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  • What's wild is that the womb is a natural incubator.
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  • Yet as you look at the womb, I think about my son,
  • 00:17:59.030 --> 00:18:00.140
  • my son had to go through nine months
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  • of what appeared like he was all alone
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  • before he could arrive.
  • 00:18:05.120 --> 00:18:07.290
  • And that's how often times our lives have to look.
  • 00:18:07.290 --> 00:18:10.220
  • They have to be alone
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  • before can God announce us to the world.
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  • Can you all put your hands out for Wyatt Wesley Wilkerson?
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  • Come on.
  • 00:18:17.240 --> 00:18:18.250
  • (crowd cheers)
  • 00:18:18.250 --> 00:18:19.240
  • Hey, you're a good boy.
  • 00:18:19.240 --> 00:18:20.290
  • Hey, I am so proud of you.
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  • You are my son, whom I'm well pleased with.
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  • Holy Spirit, come.
  • 00:18:28.070 --> 00:18:29.020
  • No, I'm kidding.
  • 00:18:29.020 --> 00:18:30.040
  • (crowd laughs)
  • 00:18:30.040 --> 00:18:33.030
  • I think, often what takes place is that
  • 00:18:33.030 --> 00:18:36.190
  • we don't understand that there's these moments
  • 00:18:36.190 --> 00:18:39.060
  • that we feel like we're in isolation.
  • 00:18:39.060 --> 00:18:41.140
  • Yet I would challenge you today,
  • 00:18:42.160 --> 00:18:44.020
  • that maybe the thing that you're calling isolation,
  • 00:18:44.020 --> 00:18:45.110
  • is actually God's incubation.
  • 00:18:45.110 --> 00:18:47.010
  • - [Crowd] Wow.
  • 00:18:47.010 --> 00:18:48.080
  • - The word incubation means to develop slowly
  • 00:18:48.080 --> 00:18:51.160
  • without outward or perceptible signs.
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  • - [Crowd] Wow, preach.
  • 00:18:54.240 --> 00:18:55.220
  • - You ever felt that way before?
  • 00:18:55.220 --> 00:18:56.270
  • You ever felt like you're in a moment that,
  • 00:18:56.270 --> 00:18:58.250
  • "man, I don't see the growth."
  • 00:18:58.250 --> 00:19:00.170
  • "I don't see the development."
  • 00:19:00.170 --> 00:19:02.030
  • "I don't see it taking shape."
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  • Maybe, just maybe,
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  • God is putting you into the incubator just a little bit.
  • 00:19:05.150 --> 00:19:08.260
  • I started working out about a year and a half ago
  • 00:19:10.190 --> 00:19:12.060
  • and I love going to the gym now.
  • 00:19:12.060 --> 00:19:13.220
  • But it took me a long time before I loved going to gym.
  • 00:19:13.220 --> 00:19:16.050
  • And how many of you know
  • 00:19:16.050 --> 00:19:17.160
  • that muscles are not the start of strength,
  • 00:19:17.160 --> 00:19:19.150
  • muscles are a sign of strength.
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  • That they have to take shape.
  • 00:19:22.230 --> 00:19:23.240
  • If you think about a farmer,
  • 00:19:23.240 --> 00:19:25.020
  • I loved how Julie was talking about it
  • 00:19:25.020 --> 00:19:26.090
  • A farmer puts a seed in the ground.
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  • No farmer puts a seed in the ground and then says,
  • 00:19:28.100 --> 00:19:30.100
  • "alright, let's have a eulogy.
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  • Let's have a funeral service, this seed is dead."
  • 00:19:31.220 --> 00:19:34.030
  • No, no, no, no.
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  • This seed is not being buried as John said last night.
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  • This seed is being planted.
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  • As I plant the seed, time is gonna take place.
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  • The seed has to go all alone into the ground,
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  • yet I'm telling you, before fruition, isolation must occur.
  • 00:19:45.170 --> 00:19:49.120
  • And rest assured.
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  • Let me just encourage you, rest assured.
  • 00:19:51.220 --> 00:19:53.270
  • When you grow,
  • 00:19:53.270 --> 00:19:55.170
  • it feels slow.
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  • If you wanna grow, you gotta be okay with going slow.
  • 00:20:00.230 --> 00:20:04.150
  • I love this idea of incubation through isolation.
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  • I think the principle is really laid out
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  • in the life of Joseph.
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  • Those of you that are maybe new to church,
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  • and you don't know the story of Joseph,
  • 00:20:12.070 --> 00:20:13.160
  • Joseph's a really interesting story.
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  • Joseph is one of the 12 sons of this guy named Jacob.
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  • Jacob later has his name changed to Israel.
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  • Israel, the 12 tribes of Israel.
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  • The promise of Abraham.
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  • But Jacob's 11th son, his name was Joseph.
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  • And as you study the Scriptures,
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  • Joseph has this favor on his life.
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  • And as Joseph is 17 years of age,
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  • that's always, always a pivotal age for me,
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  • because at 17, God called me into full time ministry.
  • 00:20:32.110 --> 00:20:34.290
  • My life was radically changed.
  • 00:20:34.290 --> 00:20:36.210
  • Joseph, 17 years of age, get this God-dream.
  • 00:20:36.210 --> 00:20:40.010
  • Yet the minute he gets this God-dream,
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  • what we have to always remember,
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  • is that a dream that hasn't been tested
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  • is a dream that can't be trusted.
  • 00:20:44.080 --> 00:20:45.280
  • (crowd exclaims)
  • 00:20:45.280 --> 00:20:47.030
  • And so if you're gonna get a God-dream,
  • 00:20:47.030 --> 00:20:48.100
  • you have to be willing to walk through the test
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  • of that dream.
  • 00:20:50.120 --> 00:20:51.200
  • The first test that Joseph goes through
  • 00:20:51.200 --> 00:20:52.260
  • is that he announces this dream prematurely.
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  • He goes to his brothers like,
  • 00:20:55.040 --> 00:20:56.100
  • "hey guys, last night I had a dream,
  • 00:20:56.100 --> 00:20:57.170
  • I saw all of you guys bowing down to me."
  • 00:20:57.170 --> 00:20:59.050
  • Well guess what, they hate him for it.
  • 00:20:59.050 --> 00:21:01.050
  • They say, "let's kill him."
  • 00:21:01.050 --> 00:21:02.190
  • They go, "let's not kill him, let's throw him in a pit.
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  • Let's sell him to slavery."
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  • You think your ends up in this guy in Egypt,
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  • this guy named Potiphar.
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  • Potiphar's this big time dude, a lot of money, affluent,
  • 00:21:09.240 --> 00:21:12.250
  • and before you know it, Joseph got favor on his life,
  • 00:21:12.250 --> 00:21:15.200
  • and Potiphar's like, "I'm gonna make you number two
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  • of my entire household."
  • 00:21:17.140 --> 00:21:19.140
  • The problem is not only does he have favor with Potiphar,
  • 00:21:19.140 --> 00:21:22.010
  • but Mrs. Potiphar likes Joseph too.
  • 00:21:22.010 --> 00:21:23.270
  • Joseph's first test was the test of rejection.
  • 00:21:25.100 --> 00:21:27.060
  • Joseph's second test was the test of temptation.
  • 00:21:27.060 --> 00:21:29.170
  • Because Ms. Potiphar comes up to him,
  • 00:21:29.170 --> 00:21:31.080
  • she doesn't slide up in the direct messages,
  • 00:21:31.080 --> 00:21:32.230
  • no she's very direct.
  • 00:21:32.230 --> 00:21:34.080
  • She says, "hey boy, I want you to come to bed with me."
  • 00:21:34.080 --> 00:21:36.250
  • The Bible says that Joseph,
  • 00:21:36.250 --> 00:21:38.060
  • he literally runs from Potiphar's wife.
  • 00:21:38.060 --> 00:21:41.210
  • He's like, "take my coat, you can't have my body."
  • 00:21:41.210 --> 00:21:43.240
  • (crowd laughs) He runs.
  • 00:21:43.240 --> 00:21:45.000
  • "No. I don't want it, okay?"
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  • The woman lies about him and says,
  • 00:21:49.180 --> 00:21:51.210
  • "no, he tried to rape me."
  • 00:21:51.210 --> 00:21:54.030
  • Potiphar gets enraged, gets so angry and says,
  • 00:21:54.030 --> 00:21:56.170
  • "Joseph, I'm sending you into the prison."
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  • What a tough spot when you do the right thing
  • 00:21:59.080 --> 00:22:01.200
  • but it leads to the wrong place.
  • 00:22:01.200 --> 00:22:03.090
  • (crowd exclaims)
  • 00:22:03.090 --> 00:22:06.090
  • Joseph's passed the test of rejection.
  • 00:22:06.090 --> 00:22:07.150
  • He's passed the test of temptation.
  • 00:22:07.150 --> 00:22:08.220
  • And now he's thrown in the prison cell
  • 00:22:08.220 --> 00:22:10.110
  • and many times we don't talk about Joseph in the prison.
  • 00:22:10.110 --> 00:22:13.060
  • Yet I believe Joseph in the prison is now facing the test
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  • of what I call the test of isolation.
  • 00:22:16.160 --> 00:22:18.290
  • I don't think Joseph, at the time, knew.
  • 00:22:20.130 --> 00:22:22.190
  • But I think God was using that prison as an incubator
  • 00:22:22.190 --> 00:22:26.260
  • to develop Joseph for the palace.
  • 00:22:26.260 --> 00:22:31.130
  • To develop Joseph for a promotion.
  • 00:22:31.130 --> 00:22:34.250
  • To develop Joseph for prosperity.
  • 00:22:34.250 --> 00:22:38.050
  • But before he got to any of those places,
  • 00:22:38.050 --> 00:22:40.100
  • he had to go through the prison.
  • 00:22:40.100 --> 00:22:42.130
  • It's called incubation through isolation.
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  • I just felt encouraged today to encourage you
  • 00:22:46.200 --> 00:22:50.040
  • that if you feel like you're alone today,
  • 00:22:50.040 --> 00:22:52.030
  • maybe, just maybe, you're actually simply in the incubator.
  • 00:22:52.030 --> 00:22:56.080
  • - [Crowd] Wow.
  • 00:22:56.080 --> 00:22:57.060
  • - And God is developing you.
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  • This is the simplest sermon I could preach.
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  • Three basic thoughts on isolation.
  • 00:23:01.220 --> 00:23:03.160
  • Number one, I want you to write this down.
  • 00:23:03.160 --> 00:23:05.070
  • Isolation is not a permanent destination.
  • 00:23:05.070 --> 00:23:08.070
  • It's not.
  • 00:23:09.160 --> 00:23:10.110
  • So before I start preaching, you're like,
  • 00:23:11.220 --> 00:23:13.020
  • "that's it, I knew it, I need to live all--"
  • 00:23:13.020 --> 00:23:15.210
  • You're not supposed to live all alone.
  • 00:23:15.210 --> 00:23:17.280
  • Isolation is a season; it's not a permanent destination.
  • 00:23:17.280 --> 00:23:22.050
  • It's a moment.
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  • It's part of the process.
  • 00:23:24.190 --> 00:23:27.060
  • Challenge that you and I have,
  • 00:23:27.060 --> 00:23:28.220
  • is that the world we live in is that everybody around us,
  • 00:23:28.220 --> 00:23:30.240
  • we all wanna arrive,
  • 00:23:30.240 --> 00:23:32.090
  • but very few of us are very willing to take the trip.
  • 00:23:32.090 --> 00:23:36.040
  • We all wanna purpose
  • 00:23:36.040 --> 00:23:37.110
  • but, "leave me out of the whole process part."
  • 00:23:37.110 --> 00:23:40.030
  • Isolation is never a permanent destination.
  • 00:23:41.080 --> 00:23:44.120
  • As you continue to read the story of Joseph,
  • 00:23:44.120 --> 00:23:46.030
  • you'll discover that the prison
  • 00:23:46.030 --> 00:23:47.210
  • was just a scene in his life
  • 00:23:47.210 --> 00:23:49.170
  • it wasn't the whole story of his life.
  • 00:23:49.170 --> 00:23:53.010
  • See suicide occurs
  • 00:23:53.010 --> 00:23:54.200
  • when you start actually just focusing simply on the scene
  • 00:23:54.200 --> 00:23:57.270
  • rather than on the whole story.
  • 00:23:57.270 --> 00:24:00.020
  • (crowd exclaims)
  • 00:24:00.020 --> 00:24:01.160
  • Depression occurs when you're just focused on your scene
  • 00:24:01.160 --> 00:24:04.040
  • instead of focusing on the story God is willing to tell.
  • 00:24:04.040 --> 00:24:07.220
  • Listen to me, what is a story without a struggle?
  • 00:24:07.220 --> 00:24:10.150
  • - [Crowd] Come on.
  • 00:24:10.150 --> 00:24:12.140
  • - Some of you want a great story to tell your grandkids
  • 00:24:12.140 --> 00:24:15.140
  • but if you don't ever get into the prison cell,
  • 00:24:15.140 --> 00:24:17.110
  • if you don't ever go into the incubator,
  • 00:24:17.110 --> 00:24:19.200
  • if you don't ever walk through some moments of isolation
  • 00:24:19.200 --> 00:24:22.130
  • you don't have a story to tell.
  • 00:24:22.130 --> 00:24:24.280
  • (crowd applauding)
  • 00:24:24.280 --> 00:24:27.150
  • It's challenging for us because in October of 2007,
  • 00:24:27.150 --> 00:24:31.110
  • this device known as the iPhone
  • 00:24:31.110 --> 00:24:32.210
  • was introduced into the world.
  • 00:24:32.210 --> 00:24:34.290
  • I love the iPhone.
  • 00:24:34.290 --> 00:24:35.270
  • I'm very very thankful for it.
  • 00:24:35.270 --> 00:24:36.250
  • Rest in peace, Steve Jobs.
  • 00:24:36.250 --> 00:24:38.030
  • But it's messed with a lot of us.
  • 00:24:39.230 --> 00:24:41.070
  • Because a lot of us now,
  • 00:24:41.070 --> 00:24:42.240
  • what happens is all we know is instant,
  • 00:24:42.240 --> 00:24:45.060
  • right this minute, right now.
  • 00:24:45.060 --> 00:24:47.050
  • This moment.
  • 00:24:47.050 --> 00:24:47.290
  • The iPhone camera has destroyed us.
  • 00:24:49.050 --> 00:24:52.180
  • Because now you take 9.000 photos a day.
  • 00:24:52.180 --> 00:24:54.260
  • "Wanna see what I'm eating?"
  • 00:24:54.260 --> 00:24:56.020
  • No, we don't want to see what you're eating.
  • 00:24:56.020 --> 00:24:58.080
  • I mean, selfie.
  • 00:24:58.080 --> 00:24:59.080
  • We just take so many pictures.
  • 00:24:59.080 --> 00:25:01.020
  • But anybody in this room actually remember a real camera?
  • 00:25:01.020 --> 00:25:03.230
  • A real camera.
  • 00:25:05.010 --> 00:25:06.080
  • Remember there's a whole process to that thing.
  • 00:25:06.080 --> 00:25:08.130
  • You would go and buy camera.
  • 00:25:08.130 --> 00:25:09.270
  • You would never let somebody take a selfie with your camera.
  • 00:25:09.270 --> 00:25:12.260
  • You only got 12 pictures.
  • 00:25:12.260 --> 00:25:14.240
  • (crowd laughs)
  • 00:25:14.240 --> 00:25:17.290
  • If you're really balling, 24, you know!
  • 00:25:17.290 --> 00:25:20.210
  • (crowd laughs)
  • 00:25:20.210 --> 00:25:22.120
  • Remember, every photo really mattered.
  • 00:25:22.120 --> 00:25:24.250
  • You know what I'm talking about?
  • 00:25:24.250 --> 00:25:26.010
  • You didn't play games with your camera.
  • 00:25:26.010 --> 00:25:28.210
  • You would get a group picture.
  • 00:25:28.210 --> 00:25:29.280
  • You'd get someone to put everyone into a pose.
  • 00:25:29.280 --> 00:25:32.150
  • You'd check the wind.
  • 00:25:32.150 --> 00:25:33.260
  • How's the light.
  • 00:25:33.260 --> 00:25:35.240
  • Remember, you would take a photo.
  • 00:25:35.240 --> 00:25:37.140
  • Then I remember afterwards after you took all the pictures,
  • 00:25:38.250 --> 00:25:40.070
  • remember you had to wind it up?
  • 00:25:40.070 --> 00:25:43.140
  • (crowd laughs) It hurt your thumb.
  • 00:25:43.140 --> 00:25:44.090
  • Ow, ow!
  • 00:25:44.090 --> 00:25:45.040
  • Ow!
  • 00:25:47.040 --> 00:25:48.120
  • Wind it.
  • 00:25:48.120 --> 00:25:49.260
  • Remember the best part was that you'd take the film out,
  • 00:25:49.260 --> 00:25:51.080
  • if anyone actually remembers this,
  • 00:25:51.080 --> 00:25:52.220
  • you felt like you were a spy because you'd pull the film out
  • 00:25:52.220 --> 00:25:55.040
  • and it can't be in sunlight very long.
  • 00:25:55.040 --> 00:25:57.150
  • You'd have to quickly put it in that spy capsule.
  • 00:25:57.150 --> 00:25:59.120
  • Remember this? (tongue pops)
  • 00:25:59.120 --> 00:26:00.090
  • You put it in there.
  • 00:26:00.090 --> 00:26:01.060
  • where you would drop off all your photos.
  • 00:26:04.270 --> 00:26:07.040
  • Remember?
  • 00:26:07.040 --> 00:26:08.020
  • And you'd come back in two days.
  • 00:26:08.020 --> 00:26:09.090
  • And for two days you would just talk about,
  • 00:26:09.090 --> 00:26:10.170
  • "man, can't wait to see these pictures."
  • 00:26:10.170 --> 00:26:12.030
  • (crowd laughing)
  • 00:26:12.030 --> 00:26:14.050
  • "I can't be certain, but I feel like vacation was good.
  • 00:26:14.050 --> 00:26:16.120
  • I cannot wait to show you my vacation.
  • 00:26:16.120 --> 00:26:19.020
  • It's was great, it was great."
  • 00:26:19.020 --> 00:26:21.070
  • Remember that?
  • 00:26:23.020 --> 00:26:24.020
  • - [Crowd] Yes!
  • 00:26:24.020 --> 00:26:25.190
  • - But now (shutter noise) we would just take so many
  • 00:26:25.190 --> 00:26:27.270
  • and it just happens so quickly.
  • 00:26:27.270 --> 00:26:29.100
  • One of the wild things about photography
  • 00:26:30.150 --> 00:26:32.150
  • is that a real photo it goes through this process.
  • 00:26:32.150 --> 00:26:36.110
  • Part of the process is there's this moment
  • 00:26:36.110 --> 00:26:38.110
  • that it goes into this thing called the dark room.
  • 00:26:38.110 --> 00:26:41.060
  • And it's in the dark room that the picture is developed.
  • 00:26:41.060 --> 00:26:46.020
  • Now listen, the film doesn't stay in the dark room.
  • 00:26:46.020 --> 00:26:49.130
  • - [Man In The Crowd] Preach!
  • 00:26:49.130 --> 00:26:50.110
  • - It goes through the dark room.
  • 00:26:50.110 --> 00:26:52.260
  • (crowd cheers)
  • 00:26:52.260 --> 00:26:54.100
  • "Yea, though I walk through the valley
  • 00:26:54.100 --> 00:26:56.290
  • of the shadow of death."
  • 00:26:56.290 --> 00:26:58.230
  • You're not called to the valley,
  • 00:26:58.230 --> 00:27:00.260
  • you're called to walk through the valley!
  • 00:27:00.260 --> 00:27:03.140
  • This is not my permanent destination!
  • 00:27:03.140 --> 00:27:06.100
  • I'm walking through this thing so I come out stronger.
  • 00:27:06.100 --> 00:27:09.090
  • Come on, somebody give God a shout of praise in this house!
  • 00:27:09.090 --> 00:27:12.020
  • (crowd cheers)
  • 00:27:12.020 --> 00:27:13.270
  • You're coming through it!
  • 00:27:13.270 --> 00:27:15.260
  • The season is developing something in me.
  • 00:27:15.260 --> 00:27:18.250
  • I wish I could bring you back to 17 years of age,
  • 00:27:18.250 --> 00:27:22.000
  • Adelaide, Australia,
  • 00:27:22.000 --> 00:27:23.060
  • Rich Wilkerson Jr. getting rocked by God
  • 00:27:23.060 --> 00:27:26.000
  • on the second row at a conference.
  • 00:27:26.000 --> 00:27:28.090
  • And all of a sudden I got this vision for my life.
  • 00:27:28.090 --> 00:27:30.180
  • It was huge.
  • 00:27:30.180 --> 00:27:31.130
  • It was big.
  • 00:27:31.130 --> 00:27:32.290
  • So much of what I'm doing now I can draw it all the way back
  • 00:27:32.290 --> 00:27:35.210
  • to 17 years of age and the picture that God showed me.
  • 00:27:35.210 --> 00:27:40.040
  • Yet the minute I got back to Miami,
  • 00:27:40.040 --> 00:27:41.280
  • it was like test of isolation.
  • 00:27:41.280 --> 00:27:43.150
  • God started cutting stuff off out of my life.
  • 00:27:44.260 --> 00:27:47.230
  • Started saying, "you can't go there."
  • 00:27:47.230 --> 00:27:49.080
  • "You can't be with them."
  • 00:27:49.080 --> 00:27:50.150
  • It's not that the people were bad.
  • 00:27:50.150 --> 00:27:52.050
  • It's not that the places were bad.
  • 00:27:52.050 --> 00:27:53.250
  • It's just that God was saying, "no, I need you to get alone
  • 00:27:53.250 --> 00:27:56.280
  • so I can begin to do stuff inside of you.
  • 00:27:56.280 --> 00:27:59.070
  • I need you to go through a season of isolation
  • 00:27:59.070 --> 00:28:01.260
  • so I can develop you."
  • 00:28:01.260 --> 00:28:03.130
  • God had to detach me in order to develop me.
  • 00:28:03.130 --> 00:28:06.190
  • You know what I learned in that place?
  • 00:28:08.160 --> 00:28:10.010
  • Yes, it was lonely.
  • 00:28:10.010 --> 00:28:11.080
  • But I learned how to lean on God.
  • 00:28:11.080 --> 00:28:13.110
  • (crowd cheering)
  • 00:28:13.110 --> 00:28:14.210
  • Some of you've never got lonely enough to realize
  • 00:28:14.210 --> 00:28:16.230
  • that your God is a Comforter.
  • 00:28:16.230 --> 00:28:18.090
  • (crowd cheering)
  • 00:28:18.090 --> 00:28:19.290
  • You've never gotten out there in the valley long enough
  • 00:28:19.290 --> 00:28:22.110
  • to know that He's not just the God of the mountaintop,
  • 00:28:22.110 --> 00:28:24.130
  • but He is the God of the valley.
  • 00:28:24.130 --> 00:28:27.040
  • And He works miracles even in your isolation.
  • 00:28:27.040 --> 00:28:30.070
  • Come on, somebody, give God a shout of praise.
  • 00:28:30.070 --> 00:28:32.150
  • (crowd cheering)
  • 00:28:32.150 --> 00:28:35.080
  • God was using a prison in Joseph's life
  • 00:28:36.110 --> 00:28:40.010
  • to shape him and develop him.
  • 00:28:40.010 --> 00:28:42.010
  • I would say that Joseph learned more about being a king
  • 00:28:42.010 --> 00:28:44.010
  • living in a prison than he ever did the palace.
  • 00:28:44.010 --> 00:28:46.230
  • - [Crowd] Wow.
  • 00:28:46.230 --> 00:28:48.150
  • You, youth pastor, right now, you're going,
  • 00:28:48.150 --> 00:28:50.000
  • "man I can't get this thing to grow.
  • 00:28:50.000 --> 00:28:51.110
  • I don't know, why are only 33 kids showing up.
  • 00:28:51.110 --> 00:28:53.230
  • I see 200 in my mind, but it's only 33."
  • 00:28:53.230 --> 00:28:56.160
  • I'm telling you, God is teaching you something right now
  • 00:28:56.160 --> 00:28:59.170
  • in this season of isolation.
  • 00:28:59.170 --> 00:29:02.130
  • It's like an incubator.
  • 00:29:02.130 --> 00:29:03.100
  • It's developing.
  • 00:29:03.100 --> 00:29:04.090
  • I'm telling some of you out here
  • 00:29:04.090 --> 00:29:05.260
  • that moved to Hollywood, with a big dream, and you're going,
  • 00:29:05.260 --> 00:29:07.120
  • "wow, all I face is rejection,
  • 00:29:07.120 --> 00:29:09.140
  • after rejection,
  • 00:29:09.140 --> 00:29:10.090
  • after rejection.
  • 00:29:10.090 --> 00:29:11.040
  • Nobody sees me.
  • 00:29:11.040 --> 00:29:11.290
  • Nobody knows about me.
  • 00:29:11.290 --> 00:29:13.010
  • Nobody cares about me."
  • 00:29:13.010 --> 00:29:14.180
  • I'm telling you that God is developing something in you.
  • 00:29:14.180 --> 00:29:18.110
  • It's called incubation through isolation.
  • 00:29:18.110 --> 00:29:20.120
  • You don't want this dream to come out premature.
  • 00:29:20.120 --> 00:29:23.000
  • (crowd agreeing)
  • 00:29:23.000 --> 00:29:25.070
  • Isolation is not a permanent destination.
  • 00:29:25.070 --> 00:29:27.030
  • Number two, what I see is this.
  • 00:29:27.030 --> 00:29:28.100
  • I see that isolation is an invitation.
  • 00:29:28.100 --> 00:29:30.090
  • Isolation is an invitation.
  • 00:29:33.030 --> 00:29:35.260
  • Somebody today, this is what you came
  • 00:29:35.260 --> 00:29:37.080
  • to this whole conference for is to hear this.
  • 00:29:37.080 --> 00:29:39.170
  • Because this is going to change
  • 00:29:39.170 --> 00:29:40.150
  • your whole perspective around.
  • 00:29:40.150 --> 00:29:42.070
  • Joseph, here he is in the prison.
  • 00:29:42.070 --> 00:29:44.160
  • He's thrown in the prison,
  • 00:29:44.160 --> 00:29:46.060
  • for doing something that he did not do.
  • 00:29:46.060 --> 00:29:48.050
  • Yet the Scripture says, that even in the prison,
  • 00:29:49.110 --> 00:29:51.010
  • God is still with Joseph.
  • 00:29:51.010 --> 00:29:52.150
  • Yet something about Joseph,
  • 00:29:54.000 --> 00:29:55.260
  • is I think he always found the invitation.
  • 00:29:55.260 --> 00:29:58.010
  • I've learned that isolation
  • 00:29:58.010 --> 00:29:59.250
  • is an invitation for a new determination.
  • 00:29:59.250 --> 00:30:02.080
  • Isolation is an invitation for new connections.
  • 00:30:02.080 --> 00:30:04.240
  • Isolation is an invitation for innovation.
  • 00:30:04.240 --> 00:30:08.130
  • Joseph, there's something about this guy.
  • 00:30:09.230 --> 00:30:11.080
  • You ever met somebody who's so positive
  • 00:30:11.080 --> 00:30:13.070
  • they almost make you negative?
  • 00:30:13.070 --> 00:30:14.220
  • (crowd laughing)
  • 00:30:14.220 --> 00:30:18.100
  • Chad Veach, I mean, come on.
  • 00:30:18.100 --> 00:30:19.220
  • "It's great, it's great!"
  • 00:30:21.080 --> 00:30:22.070
  • "Oh, it's good, it's good!"
  • 00:30:22.070 --> 00:30:24.170
  • This is Joseph.
  • 00:30:24.170 --> 00:30:25.160
  • He's got this contagious spirit.
  • 00:30:26.200 --> 00:30:30.110
  • He's got this good spirit.
  • 00:30:30.110 --> 00:30:32.010
  • Something about his spirit, I like.
  • 00:30:32.010 --> 00:30:34.220
  • Rich had you see it.
  • 00:30:34.220 --> 00:30:35.290
  • Well you read there in Genesis chapter 40.
  • 00:30:35.290 --> 00:30:37.160
  • Bible says that the cupbearer and the baker,
  • 00:30:37.160 --> 00:30:40.120
  • both these other inmates with him, they go to prison,
  • 00:30:40.120 --> 00:30:41.290
  • they have these dreams, and I love Joseph,
  • 00:30:41.290 --> 00:30:43.280
  • Joseph walks around, it's just hilarious to me,
  • 00:30:43.280 --> 00:30:45.210
  • he walks over, he's like,
  • 00:30:45.210 --> 00:30:46.290
  • "hey guys, why are you so sad today?"
  • 00:30:46.290 --> 00:30:49.110
  • (crowd laughs)
  • 00:30:49.110 --> 00:30:50.200
  • "Uh, 'cause we're in prison, bro."
  • 00:30:50.200 --> 00:30:52.120
  • "Come on, it's good, it's good, it's good, it's good."
  • 00:30:53.250 --> 00:30:55.070
  • "It's not good, we're in priso--"
  • 00:30:56.120 --> 00:30:57.200
  • "No, it's good, it's good, it's good."
  • 00:30:57.200 --> 00:30:59.170
  • You ever met someone
  • 00:31:01.160 --> 00:31:02.240
  • with the right spirit of contagious spirit?
  • 00:31:02.240 --> 00:31:04.220
  • My wife and I for about four or five years,
  • 00:31:04.220 --> 00:31:06.140
  • we lived in this loft apartment in downtown Miami.
  • 00:31:06.140 --> 00:31:10.030
  • And everyday, DawnChere can confirm this,
  • 00:31:12.060 --> 00:31:14.290
  • there was this maintenance man in our complex.
  • 00:31:14.290 --> 00:31:18.260
  • This man spoke no English whatsoever.
  • 00:31:18.260 --> 00:31:21.150
  • He was a maintenance man.
  • 00:31:21.150 --> 00:31:22.160
  • His job was to mop the floors.
  • 00:31:22.160 --> 00:31:24.170
  • Yet something about this guy.
  • 00:31:24.170 --> 00:31:26.000
  • He had this spirit, it was contagious.
  • 00:31:27.050 --> 00:31:29.260
  • I would come out of my house and he would see me and go,
  • 00:31:29.260 --> 00:31:31.270
  • "Aha!"
  • 00:31:31.270 --> 00:31:33.100
  • (crowd laughs)
  • 00:31:33.100 --> 00:31:35.110
  • "Papi, haha!"
  • 00:31:35.110 --> 00:31:38.110
  • (crowd chuckles)
  • 00:31:38.110 --> 00:31:41.040
  • And he always loved my shoes.
  • 00:31:45.110 --> 00:31:46.250
  • "Hahaha, Papi!"
  • 00:31:46.250 --> 00:31:48.240
  • "Shoes."
  • 00:31:48.240 --> 00:31:49.190
  • Like it's hard to have a bad day
  • 00:31:54.150 --> 00:31:56.090
  • when your maintenance man is calling you, "Papi!"
  • 00:31:57.220 --> 00:32:00.030
  • (crowd laughs)
  • 00:32:00.030 --> 00:32:01.170
  • True story, I remember one day, it's true story,
  • 00:32:01.170 --> 00:32:02.200
  • you can't make this up.
  • 00:32:02.200 --> 00:32:03.280
  • It was a Monday morning at 6 a.m.
  • 00:32:03.280 --> 00:32:07.030
  • I'm not even sure Jesus is awake Monday morning at 6 a.m.
  • 00:32:07.030 --> 00:32:10.140
  • (crowd laughs)
  • 00:32:10.140 --> 00:32:12.210
  • I open the door out of my apartment.
  • 00:32:12.210 --> 00:32:14.270
  • And when I open the door,
  • 00:32:14.270 --> 00:32:16.120
  • my maintenance man is three feet in front of my door.
  • 00:32:16.120 --> 00:32:19.040
  • He goes, "Aha, Papi!"
  • 00:32:19.040 --> 00:32:20.210
  • "Bang, bang, bang ,bang!"
  • 00:32:20.210 --> 00:32:22.070
  • (crowd laughs)
  • 00:32:22.070 --> 00:32:24.240
  • I was like, "ah, ah, ah, ah!"
  • 00:32:30.260 --> 00:32:33.110
  • (crowd laughs)
  • 00:32:33.110 --> 00:32:35.040
  • Maybe I am Papi!
  • 00:32:35.040 --> 00:32:36.160
  • There's something about a contagious spirit.
  • 00:32:44.200 --> 00:32:47.230
  • It trumps language.
  • 00:32:47.230 --> 00:32:49.050
  • It trumps position.
  • 00:32:49.050 --> 00:32:50.280
  • You can have the right spirit
  • 00:32:50.280 --> 00:32:52.170
  • even though you're in the wrong place.
  • 00:32:52.170 --> 00:32:55.060
  • (crowd applauding)
  • 00:32:55.060 --> 00:32:58.040
  • Joseph, he has this.
  • 00:32:59.090 --> 00:33:02.000
  • He's not letting his position
  • 00:33:02.000 --> 00:33:04.220
  • take away his purpose.
  • 00:33:05.200 --> 00:33:07.280
  • - [Crowd] Wow, wow.
  • 00:33:07.280 --> 00:33:09.080
  • - Some of you in this room,
  • 00:33:09.080 --> 00:33:10.160
  • let me just pastor you for a moment.
  • 00:33:10.160 --> 00:33:12.170
  • You are so full of excuses.
  • 00:33:12.170 --> 00:33:15.000
  • Why you can't.
  • 00:33:15.000 --> 00:33:15.250
  • Why you won't.
  • 00:33:15.250 --> 00:33:16.230
  • Why you shouldn't.
  • 00:33:16.230 --> 00:33:17.210
  • Why you would if you could
  • 00:33:17.210 --> 00:33:19.090
  • but your position has removed your purpose.
  • 00:33:19.090 --> 00:33:22.030
  • - [Man In The Crowd] Wow.
  • 00:33:22.030 --> 00:33:23.100
  • - All you gotta do is open up your eyes
  • 00:33:23.100 --> 00:33:24.200
  • and study the life of Joseph to discover,
  • 00:33:24.200 --> 00:33:26.290
  • here's Joseph in a prison, he walks up to these guys,
  • 00:33:26.290 --> 00:33:30.160
  • and he's like, "why are you so sad today?"
  • 00:33:30.160 --> 00:33:32.120
  • "We had some dreams; we don't know what these dreams mean."
  • 00:33:32.120 --> 00:33:34.240
  • Joseph's like, "yo, doesn't God interpret dreams?
  • 00:33:34.240 --> 00:33:37.220
  • I know something about dreams.
  • 00:33:37.220 --> 00:33:39.090
  • Let me serve you."
  • 00:33:39.090 --> 00:33:40.290
  • (crowd exclaiming)
  • 00:33:40.290 --> 00:33:43.270
  • The prison doesn't stop him from serving
  • 00:33:43.270 --> 00:33:46.020
  • the people around him.
  • 00:33:46.020 --> 00:33:47.230
  • (crowd exclaiming)
  • 00:33:47.230 --> 00:33:48.290
  • - [Man In The Crowd] Come on, pastor.
  • 00:33:48.290 --> 00:33:50.080
  • - I, one time read this study about depression.
  • 00:33:50.080 --> 00:33:53.070
  • And they ask this doctor,
  • 00:33:54.240 --> 00:33:55.250
  • "if you couldn't use medication
  • 00:33:55.250 --> 00:33:58.030
  • and if you really didn't believe in faith,
  • 00:33:58.030 --> 00:34:00.040
  • what would be the most basic thing that you would say
  • 00:34:00.040 --> 00:34:02.020
  • to somebody who's dealing with depression?
  • 00:34:02.020 --> 00:34:04.290
  • How would you say for them to get going?"
  • 00:34:04.290 --> 00:34:06.210
  • And he said, the most basic thing I could say is,
  • 00:34:06.210 --> 00:34:08.260
  • "get up off the couch and go help somebody else in need."
  • 00:34:08.260 --> 00:34:12.180
  • - [Crowd] Yes!
  • 00:34:12.180 --> 00:34:13.230
  • Regardless of where we are.
  • 00:34:17.250 --> 00:34:20.090
  • Even in my season of isolation
  • 00:34:20.090 --> 00:34:22.060
  • I can discover there's an invitation to serve.
  • 00:34:22.060 --> 00:34:25.160
  • Listen to me.
  • 00:34:27.060 --> 00:34:28.010
  • What you focus on when you're alone
  • 00:34:29.070 --> 00:34:31.290
  • is what will manifest when you're announced.
  • 00:34:31.290 --> 00:34:34.190
  • - [Woman In The Crowd] Come on!
  • 00:34:34.190 --> 00:34:37.110
  • - You put a demand on your gift in private
  • 00:34:37.110 --> 00:34:41.030
  • and watch as the world puts a demand on your gift in public.
  • 00:34:41.030 --> 00:34:45.200
  • - [Man In The Crowd] Come on, preach.
  • 00:34:45.200 --> 00:34:47.050
  • Joseph is not waiting for the palace.
  • 00:34:47.050 --> 00:34:49.270
  • Joseph is not waiting for the conference.
  • 00:34:49.270 --> 00:34:52.080
  • Joseph is not waiting for a microphone.
  • 00:34:52.080 --> 00:34:54.240
  • Joseph is saying, "there's two guys in front of me,
  • 00:34:54.240 --> 00:34:57.050
  • they got a problem, I got the solution on the inside of me,
  • 00:34:57.050 --> 00:35:01.050
  • I might as well start serving you right where I am.
  • 00:35:01.050 --> 00:35:04.020
  • I see the invitation."
  • 00:35:04.020 --> 00:35:05.210
  • (crowd cheering)
  • 00:35:05.210 --> 00:35:07.220
  • I just wanna help some young preachers out there.
  • 00:35:07.220 --> 00:35:10.050
  • Bro, 17 years of age, God spoke to me,
  • 00:35:10.050 --> 00:35:12.250
  • gave me a vision for my life.
  • 00:35:12.250 --> 00:35:14.260
  • And there it was, a big God-dream.
  • 00:35:14.260 --> 00:35:16.290
  • "Hey Rich, you're gonna do some stuff."
  • 00:35:16.290 --> 00:35:18.290
  • But I'm telling you, it was the test of rejection.
  • 00:35:18.290 --> 00:35:20.230
  • It's the test of temptation.
  • 00:35:20.230 --> 00:35:22.090
  • It's the test of isolation.
  • 00:35:22.090 --> 00:35:24.070
  • I remember going to Bible college, 18 years of age,
  • 00:35:24.070 --> 00:35:27.200
  • and having just this brokenness for our school.
  • 00:35:27.200 --> 00:35:30.160
  • Doesn't even make sense.
  • 00:35:30.160 --> 00:35:31.110
  • Why did I have a passion
  • 00:35:31.110 --> 00:35:33.040
  • to see people get saved at Bible college?
  • 00:35:33.040 --> 00:35:35.120
  • That's kinda weird.
  • 00:35:35.120 --> 00:35:37.050
  • But nonetheless, I was like,
  • 00:35:37.050 --> 00:35:38.120
  • "we gotta start a prayer meeting."
  • 00:35:38.120 --> 00:35:39.100
  • But really the prayer meeting,
  • 00:35:39.100 --> 00:35:40.240
  • was just a cover-up so I can get up and preach a little bit.
  • 00:35:40.240 --> 00:35:43.280
  • (crowd chuckles)
  • 00:35:44.240 --> 00:35:46.000
  • So I start with eight people, I get up.
  • 00:35:46.000 --> 00:35:48.000
  • I didn't really know how to preach,
  • 00:35:48.000 --> 00:35:49.150
  • but I just kinda open up the Bible and would start yelling.
  • 00:35:49.150 --> 00:35:51.120
  • It would get kinda weird.
  • 00:35:51.120 --> 00:35:52.250
  • I was like, "alright, let's just close in prayer."
  • 00:35:52.250 --> 00:35:55.000
  • (crowd chuckling)
  • 00:35:55.000 --> 00:35:56.260
  • But God was using it.
  • 00:35:56.260 --> 00:35:57.210
  • God was growing it.
  • 00:35:57.210 --> 00:35:58.170
  • God was building it.
  • 00:35:58.170 --> 00:35:59.280
  • I'll never forget one time
  • 00:35:59.280 --> 00:36:01.080
  • I drove across the state of Georgia.
  • 00:36:01.080 --> 00:36:03.020
  • Five hours.
  • 00:36:03.020 --> 00:36:04.260
  • And when I got to the meeting,
  • 00:36:04.260 --> 00:36:06.040
  • there was only five people in the audience.
  • 00:36:06.040 --> 00:36:09.250
  • I still used a microphone.
  • 00:36:09.250 --> 00:36:11.230
  • - [Lady In The Crowd] Come on!
  • 00:36:11.230 --> 00:36:12.250
  • (crowd cheering)
  • 00:36:12.250 --> 00:36:14.010
  • Why? Because I didn't see five people.
  • 00:36:14.010 --> 00:36:16.070
  • I saw an invitation that one day,
  • 00:36:16.070 --> 00:36:19.000
  • God could maybe, just maybe use my life to bring a revival
  • 00:36:19.000 --> 00:36:23.050
  • all across the land.
  • 00:36:23.050 --> 00:36:24.210
  • And I'm not waiting
  • 00:36:24.210 --> 00:36:26.010
  • for a promotion.
  • 00:36:28.020 --> 00:36:29.090
  • I got an invitation even in my isolation.
  • 00:36:29.090 --> 00:36:32.150
  • (crowd cheering)
  • 00:36:32.150 --> 00:36:35.080
  • See this is how God works.
  • 00:36:35.080 --> 00:36:36.270
  • God wants to know, would you do it if you are unknown?
  • 00:36:36.270 --> 00:36:40.280
  • - [Crowd] Come on!
  • 00:36:40.280 --> 00:36:41.250
  • - God wants you to know,
  • 00:36:41.250 --> 00:36:43.260
  • would you behave that way if nobody was watching?
  • 00:36:43.260 --> 00:36:47.090
  • Would you serve your way into a place of promotion?
  • 00:36:47.090 --> 00:36:50.090
  • What I've learned about God
  • 00:36:51.230 --> 00:36:52.270
  • is that God will reserve you for Himself
  • 00:36:52.270 --> 00:36:54.200
  • before He reveals you to others.
  • 00:36:54.200 --> 00:36:56.110
  • - [Girl In The Crowd] Come on!
  • 00:36:56.110 --> 00:36:58.080
  • - And some of you need a revelation today
  • 00:36:58.080 --> 00:36:59.250
  • that just because you're alone,
  • 00:36:59.250 --> 00:37:01.070
  • and just because nobody knows who you are,
  • 00:37:01.070 --> 00:37:03.120
  • you need to discover the invitation
  • 00:37:03.120 --> 00:37:05.120
  • in this season called isolation.
  • 00:37:05.120 --> 00:37:07.180
  • Because I'm telling you,
  • 00:37:07.180 --> 00:37:08.190
  • you are God's best kept secret
  • 00:37:08.190 --> 00:37:11.010
  • that He is getting ready to shout all throughout the land.
  • 00:37:11.010 --> 00:37:15.190
  • (crowd cheers)
  • 00:37:15.190 --> 00:37:18.070
  • Isolation it's an invitation.
  • 00:37:20.070 --> 00:37:22.060
  • I'mma grow in this space.
  • 00:37:22.060 --> 00:37:24.000
  • I'mma learn in this space.
  • 00:37:24.000 --> 00:37:25.010
  • God's doing something.
  • 00:37:25.010 --> 00:37:26.080
  • I'm in the incubator.
  • 00:37:26.080 --> 00:37:27.240
  • I'm developing slowly without outward or perceptible signs.
  • 00:37:27.240 --> 00:37:31.050
  • I don't wanna come out premature.
  • 00:37:31.050 --> 00:37:33.030
  • I wanna be right on time.
  • 00:37:33.030 --> 00:37:35.010
  • (crowd agreeing)
  • 00:37:35.010 --> 00:37:36.170
  • As the worship team comes up here,
  • 00:37:36.170 --> 00:37:38.120
  • I love Joseph.
  • 00:37:38.120 --> 00:37:39.180
  • Joseph, he interprets these guys dreams.
  • 00:37:39.180 --> 00:37:41.030
  • And you gotta go and read it.
  • 00:37:41.030 --> 00:37:42.190
  • I don't have time to give you all the details of it.
  • 00:37:42.190 --> 00:37:43.260
  • There's such beauty in all the story.
  • 00:37:43.260 --> 00:37:47.050
  • Ultimately, there's a baker and there's a cupbearer.
  • 00:37:47.050 --> 00:37:51.090
  • You say, "what's a cupbearer?"
  • 00:37:51.090 --> 00:37:52.220
  • A cupbearer was somebody that would work for the king.
  • 00:37:52.220 --> 00:37:54.280
  • He had to drink the king's wine
  • 00:37:54.280 --> 00:37:56.230
  • before the king drank his wine just in case it was poisoned.
  • 00:37:56.230 --> 00:37:59.230
  • So next time you complain about your job.
  • 00:38:01.000 --> 00:38:03.090
  • (crowd laughs)
  • 00:38:03.090 --> 00:38:05.260
  • "Well, you could be a cupbearer, you know?"
  • 00:38:07.040 --> 00:38:10.090
  • (crowd laughs)
  • 00:38:10.090 --> 00:38:13.030
  • So they both get these dreams.
  • 00:38:13.030 --> 00:38:15.120
  • I love Joseph.
  • 00:38:15.120 --> 00:38:16.270
  • Joseph's like, "yo, Mr. Cupbearer, check this out,
  • 00:38:16.270 --> 00:38:19.010
  • what's gonna happen is this, in three days,
  • 00:38:19.010 --> 00:38:21.140
  • Pharaoh, he's gonna fully reinstate you.
  • 00:38:21.140 --> 00:38:23.180
  • You're back to your position.
  • 00:38:23.180 --> 00:38:24.160
  • It's going to be awesome."
  • 00:38:24.160 --> 00:38:26.090
  • Then you gotta keep reading.
  • 00:38:26.090 --> 00:38:27.230
  • Joseph, he's so cool, he's like,
  • 00:38:27.230 --> 00:38:29.180
  • "Mr. Baker, not such a good story for you.
  • 00:38:29.180 --> 00:38:34.100
  • In three days, Pharaoh is gonna call your name
  • 00:38:34.100 --> 00:38:36.200
  • and you're gonna be executed."
  • 00:38:36.200 --> 00:38:39.060
  • Where do you go from there?
  • 00:38:39.060 --> 00:38:40.170
  • "Wanna play Uno?"
  • 00:38:41.160 --> 00:38:42.190
  • What do you say, you know?
  • 00:38:42.190 --> 00:38:43.140
  • (crowd laughs)
  • 00:38:43.140 --> 00:38:46.240
  • It's cold-blooded, you know.
  • 00:38:46.240 --> 00:38:48.060
  • Joseph has one request.
  • 00:38:49.160 --> 00:38:51.120
  • He says, "Mr. Cupbearer, do me a favor.
  • 00:38:51.120 --> 00:38:54.060
  • My brother's turned their back on me.
  • 00:38:57.100 --> 00:38:59.110
  • My dad thinks I'm dead, I'm actually alive.
  • 00:38:59.110 --> 00:39:01.180
  • I was sold into slavery.
  • 00:39:01.180 --> 00:39:02.270
  • Mrs. Potiphar lied about me.
  • 00:39:04.030 --> 00:39:05.130
  • I've been in prison now.
  • 00:39:05.130 --> 00:39:06.140
  • I was 17.
  • 00:39:06.140 --> 00:39:07.230
  • I've been in prison for a lot of years.
  • 00:39:07.230 --> 00:39:08.290
  • I didn't even do what they said I did.
  • 00:39:08.290 --> 00:39:10.220
  • Can you just do me a favor?
  • 00:39:10.220 --> 00:39:12.130
  • Would you just remember me as the king reinstates you?"
  • 00:39:12.130 --> 00:39:17.120
  • And of course, the cupbearer's like, "yeah, yeah, yeah."
  • 00:39:18.290 --> 00:39:19.280
  • "I got you, man. I got you."
  • 00:39:19.280 --> 00:39:21.180
  • Three days later, just like Joseph interpreted,
  • 00:39:21.180 --> 00:39:25.250
  • the baker was executed, the cupbearer was reinstated,
  • 00:39:25.250 --> 00:39:28.070
  • but as you read the story, what you'll discover,
  • 00:39:28.070 --> 00:39:30.250
  • is that the cupbearer actually forgot about Joseph.
  • 00:39:30.250 --> 00:39:33.120
  • He forgets about Joseph for two more years.
  • 00:39:34.160 --> 00:39:38.050
  • Two more years.
  • 00:39:40.190 --> 00:39:41.250
  • Until finally, as you read into Genesis chapter 40,
  • 00:39:43.290 --> 00:39:46.280
  • Pharaoh himself, starts having these reoccurring dreams.
  • 00:39:48.100 --> 00:39:52.250
  • And they're haunting him.
  • 00:39:53.210 --> 00:39:54.190
  • They're messing with him.
  • 00:39:54.190 --> 00:39:55.130
  • They're tormenting him.
  • 00:39:55.130 --> 00:39:56.070
  • And so what does he do?
  • 00:39:56.070 --> 00:39:57.230
  • He calls upon the magicians, he calls upon the sorcerers,
  • 00:39:57.230 --> 00:39:59.110
  • he calls upon the life coaches and self-help.
  • 00:39:59.110 --> 00:40:01.200
  • He calls upon everybody out there in the world and say,
  • 00:40:01.200 --> 00:40:03.250
  • "who can solve my problem?"
  • 00:40:03.250 --> 00:40:05.080
  • - [Man In The Crowd] Come on.
  • 00:40:05.080 --> 00:40:07.220
  • - And it's in that moment,
  • 00:40:07.220 --> 00:40:09.170
  • he keeps having this dream over and over again,
  • 00:40:10.290 --> 00:40:12.250
  • there the cupbearer's like, "oh my goodness!"
  • 00:40:12.250 --> 00:40:15.010
  • "Totally forgot."
  • 00:40:17.070 --> 00:40:18.120
  • "The guy who got me here, his name's Joseph,
  • 00:40:20.020 --> 00:40:22.160
  • yeah you threw him in prison, he's down there.
  • 00:40:22.160 --> 00:40:25.070
  • He does this; he helps people figure out their dreams."
  • 00:40:25.070 --> 00:40:29.180
  • Pharaoh's like, "go get him, call him!"
  • 00:40:29.180 --> 00:40:32.120
  • And so they go and they grab Joseph.
  • 00:40:33.180 --> 00:40:35.260
  • Joseph comes out of that prison
  • 00:40:35.260 --> 00:40:37.050
  • looking like Tom Hanks from "Castaway."
  • 00:40:37.050 --> 00:40:39.010
  • (crowd laughs)
  • 00:40:39.010 --> 00:40:42.050
  • Clean him up.
  • 00:40:42.050 --> 00:40:43.000
  • They put Egyptian musk on him.
  • 00:40:44.120 --> 00:40:45.210
  • And he looks good.
  • 00:40:45.210 --> 00:40:46.180
  • They bring Joseph into Pharaoh's quarters
  • 00:40:49.170 --> 00:40:53.120
  • and Pharaoh tells him one of his dreams,
  • 00:40:53.120 --> 00:40:54.220
  • "yeah, I've had this dream."
  • 00:40:54.220 --> 00:40:55.270
  • You gotta read it's a crazy dream.
  • 00:40:55.270 --> 00:40:56.250
  • He's like, "this is what I see.
  • 00:40:56.250 --> 00:40:58.030
  • I see every night, when I go to bed,
  • 00:40:58.030 --> 00:40:59.090
  • I see these seven fat cows.
  • 00:40:59.090 --> 00:41:01.000
  • They come up out of the Nile River.
  • 00:41:01.000 --> 00:41:02.190
  • And they look really really good.
  • 00:41:02.190 --> 00:41:04.040
  • But the right behind them are these seven scrawny cows
  • 00:41:04.040 --> 00:41:07.190
  • and they're about to die.
  • 00:41:07.190 --> 00:41:08.260
  • But as they come out of the river,
  • 00:41:08.260 --> 00:41:09.240
  • they eat the seven fat cows.
  • 00:41:09.240 --> 00:41:11.040
  • I'm telling you, man.
  • 00:41:11.040 --> 00:41:12.040
  • I can't get any sleep at night.
  • 00:41:12.040 --> 00:41:13.180
  • I can't find any peace.
  • 00:41:13.180 --> 00:41:15.020
  • I don't know what I'm dreaming about.
  • 00:41:15.020 --> 00:41:18.060
  • I love Joseph, he's like,
  • 00:41:18.060 --> 00:41:19.210
  • "well Pharaoh, don't all dreams come from God?"
  • 00:41:19.210 --> 00:41:24.030
  • (woman yells)
  • 00:41:24.030 --> 00:41:25.160
  • "Maybe I could talk to God on your behalf."
  • 00:41:25.160 --> 00:41:28.160
  • "And maybe God will give me the answer."
  • 00:41:28.160 --> 00:41:31.050
  • You can't interpret Pharaoh's dream
  • 00:41:33.190 --> 00:41:35.220
  • until you first have interpreted prisoner's dreams.
  • 00:41:35.220 --> 00:41:38.130
  • - [Man In The Crowd] Come on.
  • 00:41:38.130 --> 00:41:40.140
  • - This ain't new to Joseph.
  • 00:41:40.140 --> 00:41:42.260
  • He's been here before.
  • 00:41:43.280 --> 00:41:47.030
  • - [Man In The Crowd] Preach, come on!
  • 00:41:47.030 --> 00:41:48.110
  • - And what it tells me, is that tells me
  • 00:41:48.110 --> 00:41:49.170
  • that isolation often leads to your elevation.
  • 00:41:49.170 --> 00:41:53.050
  • (crowd cheers)
  • 00:41:53.050 --> 00:41:55.220
  • For Joseph's like, "yo, Mr. King,
  • 00:41:57.000 --> 00:41:59.210
  • here's what your dream means.
  • 00:41:59.210 --> 00:42:01.200
  • Your dream means that for the next seven years,
  • 00:42:01.200 --> 00:42:03.260
  • Egypt is gonna have such a harvest.
  • 00:42:03.260 --> 00:42:06.200
  • It's gonna be plentiful.
  • 00:42:06.200 --> 00:42:07.280
  • I mean, everything's gonna be prosperous.
  • 00:42:07.280 --> 00:42:09.150
  • Everything's gonna grow.
  • 00:42:09.150 --> 00:42:10.210
  • But Pharaoh, listen to me,
  • 00:42:10.210 --> 00:42:11.280
  • I know you just think I'm a prisoner.
  • 00:42:11.280 --> 00:42:13.140
  • Listen to me really quick, the next seven years that follow,
  • 00:42:13.140 --> 00:42:16.100
  • are gonna be a terrible famine.
  • 00:42:16.100 --> 00:42:18.000
  • And the famine won't just hit Egypt.
  • 00:42:18.000 --> 00:42:19.250
  • It will hit all the surrounding territories around Egypt.
  • 00:42:19.250 --> 00:42:23.240
  • So, Pharaoh, here's an idea.
  • 00:42:23.240 --> 00:42:25.070
  • Maybe what you should do,
  • 00:42:26.220 --> 00:42:27.290
  • is maybe you should take all of the crops
  • 00:42:27.290 --> 00:42:29.170
  • and all the harvest for these first seven years,
  • 00:42:29.170 --> 00:42:32.150
  • and maybe you should ration it out.
  • 00:42:32.150 --> 00:42:34.110
  • Maybe you should steward it properly.
  • 00:42:34.110 --> 00:42:36.200
  • That way, when the seven years of famine hits,
  • 00:42:36.200 --> 00:42:39.060
  • not only will Egypt prosper as a nation,
  • 00:42:39.060 --> 00:42:43.050
  • but Egypt will also position itself
  • 00:42:43.050 --> 00:42:46.020
  • for an economic boom in the midst of a famine
  • 00:42:46.020 --> 00:42:49.130
  • because every nation surrounding us
  • 00:42:49.130 --> 00:42:51.260
  • will have to come to us in order to get food."
  • 00:42:51.260 --> 00:42:55.070
  • Pharaoh's like, "where did we find this guy?"
  • 00:42:56.230 --> 00:43:00.040
  • Joseph's like, "oh me?"
  • 00:43:02.110 --> 00:43:03.160
  • "I've just been hanging out in your prison."
  • 00:43:06.060 --> 00:43:08.120
  • "Where'd she come from?"
  • 00:43:10.050 --> 00:43:11.230
  • Oh, she's been serving in ZOE Kids
  • 00:43:13.000 --> 00:43:15.140
  • for the last three seasons.
  • 00:43:15.140 --> 00:43:17.100
  • "Whoa, who's this guy?"
  • 00:43:18.130 --> 00:43:21.190
  • Yeah, dude, he leads a connect group.
  • 00:43:21.190 --> 00:43:23.140
  • He's been doing so for two years, faithfully.
  • 00:43:23.140 --> 00:43:26.190
  • "I've never seen somebody quite like him."
  • 00:43:26.190 --> 00:43:29.020
  • Yeah, he's on the parking lot team.
  • 00:43:29.020 --> 00:43:30.130
  • He's just there week in and week out.
  • 00:43:30.130 --> 00:43:32.080
  • You can always rest assure that Sunday morning,
  • 00:43:32.080 --> 00:43:34.080
  • even if it's raining, even if there's a marathon on,
  • 00:43:34.080 --> 00:43:37.070
  • even if there's a big parade, he'll be there!
  • 00:43:37.070 --> 00:43:39.220
  • (crowd applauding)
  • 00:43:39.220 --> 00:43:42.250
  • "Look at that gift!"
  • 00:43:42.250 --> 00:43:44.220
  • "Look at that anointing!"
  • 00:43:44.220 --> 00:43:46.000
  • All the while they have no idea
  • 00:43:46.260 --> 00:43:49.050
  • that your anointing was developed through a great breaking.
  • 00:43:49.050 --> 00:43:52.280
  • That if you want more oil,
  • 00:43:52.280 --> 00:43:54.200
  • you have to be willing to go through a greater crushing.
  • 00:43:54.200 --> 00:43:57.170
  • And a greater developing.
  • 00:43:57.170 --> 00:43:59.120
  • (crowd applauding)
  • 00:43:59.120 --> 00:44:02.120
  • That's Joseph.
  • 00:44:07.220 --> 00:44:08.170
  • I'mma close.
  • 00:44:08.170 --> 00:44:09.120
  • I got two more closes.
  • 00:44:09.120 --> 00:44:10.100
  • I'm really gonna close it good.
  • 00:44:10.100 --> 00:44:11.020
  • I promise you.
  • 00:44:11.020 --> 00:44:12.000
  • So you could sit back down.
  • 00:44:12.000 --> 00:44:13.080
  • I'm done right now, Chad, I promise you.
  • 00:44:13.080 --> 00:44:14.150
  • We gotta bring this thing full circle.
  • 00:44:14.150 --> 00:44:15.170
  • I just sense it in my heart.
  • 00:44:15.170 --> 00:44:16.290
  • Pharaoh's like, "hey, this dude, this dude, he's number two.
  • 00:44:18.230 --> 00:44:23.230
  • It's me then it's him.
  • 00:44:24.150 --> 00:44:26.220
  • You understand?
  • 00:44:26.220 --> 00:44:27.170
  • Me, him.
  • 00:44:27.170 --> 00:44:28.170
  • Whatever he says, you do."
  • 00:44:28.170 --> 00:44:30.280
  • Think about how absurd and how crazy this is.
  • 00:44:30.280 --> 00:44:35.000
  • The Scripture says that Joseph was 30 years of age
  • 00:44:35.000 --> 00:44:37.250
  • when he came to work for Pharaoh.
  • 00:44:37.250 --> 00:44:40.020
  • Meaning he got a dream at 17.
  • 00:44:40.020 --> 00:44:42.280
  • It wasn't until 13 years later that that dream even on paper
  • 00:44:44.120 --> 00:44:48.110
  • look like it was coming to pass.
  • 00:44:48.110 --> 00:44:50.140
  • What you discover about Joseph's life
  • 00:44:50.140 --> 00:44:52.050
  • is that seven year of harvest happens.
  • 00:44:52.050 --> 00:44:54.060
  • He's now 37 years of age.
  • 00:44:54.060 --> 00:44:56.250
  • But then three to four years into the famine,
  • 00:44:56.250 --> 00:44:58.210
  • he's now 40, 41 years of age.
  • 00:44:58.210 --> 00:45:01.220
  • Not only is Egypt going through a famine,
  • 00:45:01.220 --> 00:45:04.050
  • but even his brothers who sold him into slavery
  • 00:45:04.050 --> 00:45:07.080
  • they're in a famine.
  • 00:45:07.080 --> 00:45:08.150
  • To the point that there father, Israel, says,
  • 00:45:08.150 --> 00:45:10.210
  • "you gotta go to Egypt and you gotta bow down
  • 00:45:10.210 --> 00:45:13.220
  • in front of who ever is in charge.
  • 00:45:13.220 --> 00:45:15.180
  • So that can make sure that we can eat.
  • 00:45:15.180 --> 00:45:17.210
  • And at 42 years of age, not a bad year, not a bad few weeks,
  • 00:45:17.210 --> 00:45:22.210
  • I'm talking about tough decade.
  • 00:45:23.170 --> 00:45:24.240
  • All of a sudden, his brothers come.
  • 00:45:24.240 --> 00:45:27.070
  • And they bow before Joseph.
  • 00:45:27.070 --> 00:45:29.190
  • And they beg for mercy.
  • 00:45:30.150 --> 00:45:31.230
  • It was a dream that was fulfilled
  • 00:45:31.230 --> 00:45:35.160
  • but it took 20 plus years for it to happen.
  • 00:45:35.160 --> 00:45:38.160
  • Your dream is gonna happen.
  • 00:45:40.290 --> 00:45:43.270
  • If you don't quit you are gonna win church planter.
  • 00:45:45.110 --> 00:45:48.240
  • - [Crowd] Yeah!
  • 00:45:48.240 --> 00:45:50.010
  • - We gotta get our confidence back.
  • 00:45:50.010 --> 00:45:51.270
  • We gotta get our stamina back.
  • 00:45:52.250 --> 00:45:55.180
  • We gotta get our endurance back.
  • 00:45:55.180 --> 00:45:58.100
  • You gotta get off the iPhone.
  • 00:45:58.100 --> 00:45:59.160
  • You gotta realize that God,
  • 00:45:59.160 --> 00:46:01.020
  • He doesn't have an iPhone dream for your life,
  • 00:46:01.020 --> 00:46:03.000
  • no, He's developing a beautiful picture.
  • 00:46:03.000 --> 00:46:05.290
  • Your story.
  • 00:46:05.290 --> 00:46:07.040
  • And you don't want this dream to arrive prematurely.
  • 00:46:10.250 --> 00:46:13.250
  • And the reason why I can't close,
  • 00:46:15.210 --> 00:46:17.070
  • is because that would be a really beautiful message,
  • 00:46:17.070 --> 00:46:18.200
  • if we just close right there,
  • 00:46:18.200 --> 00:46:20.060
  • because it is a good story and it should be preached.
  • 00:46:20.060 --> 00:46:22.040
  • But it's just not what I do.
  • 00:46:22.040 --> 00:46:23.160
  • I just don't preach motivation, self-help talks.
  • 00:46:23.160 --> 00:46:26.110
  • I don't preach go outta here and look like Joseph.
  • 00:46:26.110 --> 00:46:29.010
  • Because if you got outta here
  • 00:46:29.010 --> 00:46:30.220
  • and you try to look like Joseph,
  • 00:46:30.220 --> 00:46:31.290
  • you will fail and fail miserably.
  • 00:46:31.290 --> 00:46:33.070
  • For Joseph was just a man no better than you.
  • 00:46:33.070 --> 00:46:36.150
  • (man in crowd yells)
  • 00:46:36.150 --> 00:46:38.000
  • But when you read this book, when you read this Bible,
  • 00:46:38.000 --> 00:46:40.290
  • you don't look for principles.
  • 00:46:40.290 --> 00:46:43.020
  • You look for a person.
  • 00:46:43.020 --> 00:46:45.100
  • And that person's name is Jesus Christ.
  • 00:46:45.100 --> 00:46:47.240
  • And He's on every page and He's on every verse.
  • 00:46:47.240 --> 00:46:50.040
  • (crowd applauding)
  • 00:46:50.040 --> 00:46:53.020
  • For this is not a story of Joseph.
  • 00:47:00.170 --> 00:47:02.240
  • - [Man In The Crowd] Yeah.
  • 00:47:02.240 --> 00:47:03.260
  • - No, Jesus.
  • 00:47:03.260 --> 00:47:05.020
  • He is the true and better Joseph.
  • 00:47:05.020 --> 00:47:07.040
  • And like Joseph,
  • 00:47:08.120 --> 00:47:09.250
  • Jesus, he too, walked through a test of isolation.
  • 00:47:09.250 --> 00:47:12.160
  • For He found Himself alone in the garden
  • 00:47:12.160 --> 00:47:14.080
  • praying all by Himself,
  • 00:47:14.080 --> 00:47:15.240
  • "Father, if it's possible let this cup pass from me.
  • 00:47:15.240 --> 00:47:17.280
  • But Father, not My will, but Your will be done.
  • 00:47:17.280 --> 00:47:20.080
  • I want Your will over My will.
  • 00:47:20.080 --> 00:47:21.230
  • I want Your wants over my wants."
  • 00:47:21.230 --> 00:47:23.250
  • And them Jesus cries, like Joseph,
  • 00:47:24.280 --> 00:47:27.260
  • He went in the greatest test of isolation
  • 00:47:29.060 --> 00:47:31.210
  • as He was hung on a tree.
  • 00:47:31.210 --> 00:47:32.290
  • They stretched Him wide and they hung Him high.
  • 00:47:32.290 --> 00:47:35.010
  • And there in that moment,
  • 00:47:35.010 --> 00:47:36.100
  • the greatest test of isolation took place.
  • 00:47:36.100 --> 00:47:38.240
  • As the Father in heaven, turned His back on Jesus.
  • 00:47:38.240 --> 00:47:41.240
  • And Jesus from that tree, dying for you, dying for me,
  • 00:47:41.240 --> 00:47:45.200
  • He declared, "Father, why have You forsaken Me?"
  • 00:47:45.200 --> 00:47:49.270
  • And Jesus, taken off that tree,
  • 00:47:51.250 --> 00:47:54.230
  • they thought it was over.
  • 00:47:56.090 --> 00:47:57.070
  • They thought it was finished.
  • 00:47:57.070 --> 00:47:59.150
  • They thought it was all done.
  • 00:47:59.150 --> 00:48:01.010
  • They put Him in a grave.
  • 00:48:02.130 --> 00:48:03.250
  • And they rolled the stone over the tomb.
  • 00:48:05.040 --> 00:48:07.210
  • Yet, what nobody understood,
  • 00:48:09.130 --> 00:48:11.220
  • was that the tomb was the womb.
  • 00:48:11.220 --> 00:48:14.180
  • That Jesus, like a seed, was planted into the ground.
  • 00:48:17.150 --> 00:48:22.150
  • And yes, He had to go and be alone for a moment.
  • 00:48:23.270 --> 00:48:25.280
  • But our God He journeyed to the bellies of the earth.
  • 00:48:25.280 --> 00:48:29.100
  • He took the keys of hell.
  • 00:48:30.120 --> 00:48:32.280
  • He conquered death, hell, and the grave.
  • 00:48:32.280 --> 00:48:35.040
  • And three days later, He resurrected from the grave.
  • 00:48:35.040 --> 00:48:39.060
  • His isolation, led to the greatest elevation of all time.
  • 00:48:39.060 --> 00:48:43.160
  • That tonight and today, you can stand freely,
  • 00:48:43.160 --> 00:48:46.090
  • with arms towards heaven.
  • 00:48:46.090 --> 00:48:47.210
  • And you can declare and you can proclaim
  • 00:48:47.210 --> 00:48:50.110
  • that the same power
  • 00:48:50.110 --> 00:48:51.250
  • that conquered death, hell, and the grave,
  • 00:48:51.250 --> 00:48:53.260
  • it lives inside of me!
  • 00:48:53.260 --> 00:48:55.180
  • It lives inside of you!
  • 00:48:55.180 --> 00:48:57.130
  • We, too, can resurrect!
  • 00:48:57.130 --> 00:48:59.180
  • We, too, can grow!
  • 00:48:59.180 --> 00:49:01.140
  • We, too, can flourish!
  • 00:49:01.140 --> 00:49:03.080
  • Come on, ZOE Conference!
  • 00:49:03.080 --> 00:49:04.220
  • If you believe it today, you've got a shout of praise.
  • 00:49:04.220 --> 00:49:07.140
  • Come on!
  • 00:49:07.140 --> 00:49:08.210
  • (crowds cheering)
  • 00:49:08.210 --> 00:49:10.100
  • Your mercy Come on and worship!
  • 00:49:10.100 --> 00:49:14.090
  • Triumphs over judgment He's not done with you yet!
  • 00:49:14.090 --> 00:49:19.080
  • You've come too far!
  • 00:49:20.010 --> 00:49:21.170
  • Love wider than horizons
  • 00:49:21.170 --> 00:49:26.140
  • Stronger than all sin
  • 00:49:28.070 --> 00:49:30.260
  • Come on, we're singing about Jesus!
  • 00:49:30.260 --> 00:49:32.120
  • He's with you.
  • 00:49:33.280 --> 00:49:35.140
  • Lord of kindness He's for you.
  • 00:49:35.140 --> 00:49:39.130
  • Leads us to repentance
  • 00:49:42.100 --> 00:49:47.100
  • To the heart of God
  • 00:49:48.220 --> 00:49:53.220
  • Your heart oh God
  • 00:49:55.180 --> 00:50:00.180
  • Is all I want
  • 00:50:03.000 --> 00:50:05.200
  • Thank you, Jesus.
  • 00:50:06.220 --> 00:50:07.250
  • Jesus, He's the true and better Joseph.
  • 00:50:09.010 --> 00:50:11.010
  • He sits at the right hand of the King.
  • 00:50:12.090 --> 00:50:14.070
  • And instead of cursing you, He blesses you.
  • 00:50:16.180 --> 00:50:19.100
  • Like Joseph, He doesn't throw his brothers
  • 00:50:21.020 --> 00:50:23.240
  • into the prison for what they deserved.
  • 00:50:23.240 --> 00:50:25.210
  • Instead, He gives them a new identity.
  • 00:50:25.210 --> 00:50:28.180
  • Instead, He gives them a new position.
  • 00:50:28.180 --> 00:50:31.060
  • Instead, He says, "My inheritance is your inheritance."
  • 00:50:31.060 --> 00:50:34.190
  • It's called incubation through isolation.
  • 00:50:36.060 --> 00:50:38.080
  • Today, you're in a season.
  • 00:50:40.240 --> 00:50:43.170
  • Keep walking.
  • 00:50:44.150 --> 00:50:45.150
  • Don't give up.
  • 00:50:46.160 --> 00:50:47.110
  • You are so necessary.
  • 00:50:47.110 --> 00:50:50.080
  • The only thing I hate about these conferences,
  • 00:50:52.080 --> 00:50:53.250
  • is that we come to these conferences,
  • 00:50:53.250 --> 00:50:55.020
  • and we sit there and we go,
  • 00:50:55.020 --> 00:50:56.000
  • "I have to be like John Gray."
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  • "I have dress like Chad Veach."
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  • "I have to be as eloquent as Julie."
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  • And you don't!
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  • It's a lie!
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  • In the middle of what God is doing
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  • the enemy creeps in your ear.
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  • And as we start to compare ourselves, we start to give up.
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  • Pour here today to remind one another
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  • God's got a call on your life.
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  • There's a grace on your life.
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  • Keep walking.
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  • Don't stop now!
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  • (crowd cheering)
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  • You're closer than you think!
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  • And regardless of what your setting looks like,
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  • regardless of what your situation looks like,
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  • don't let it stop you from discovering the invitation.
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  • That you can grow and you can develop.
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  • Don't let it take away your spirit.
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  • The right spirit trumps all of it.
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  • I can't choose my storm.
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  • I can always choose my spirit.
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  • I can't dictate what happens to me.
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  • But I can always choose
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  • how I'll respond to what happens to me.
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  • (crowd applauding)
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  • You're not taking away my invitation.
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  • I got an invitation to grow.
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  • And what I've seen over and over again
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  • is that isolation often leads to your elevation.
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  • If you feel like you're isolated today,
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  • hang in there.
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  • I sense a promotion coming.
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  • I sense an elevation coming.
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  • Not for your glory
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  • but for His glory
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  • (crowd cheers)
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  • (crowd applauds)
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  • If you're here in this room today,
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  • before Chad comes up,
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  • you're saying, "Rich, you're preaching to me,
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  • That's my story right now.
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  • That's the season I find myself in."
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  • Why don't you put both your hands towards heaven.
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  • 'Cause I'mma pray a prayer over you.
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  • And this team's gonna sing this song.
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  • And I believe as we start to sing,
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  • that the atmosphere's gonna change.
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  • And something's gonna change on the inside of us.
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  • God, I pray for my friends
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  • that are lifting their hands in this room.
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  • God today, it's a sign of surrender.
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  • God today, Lord, we don't want the spirit of Joseph,
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  • we want the Spirit of Jesus.
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  • God today, Lord, we know, on our own, we can't do it.
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  • But God we believe today,
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  • that's it's not by might, nor by power, but by Your Spirit
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  • that all things could be accomplished.
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  • Today, Lord, as our hands are lifted up,
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  • I pray for my brothers and my sisters
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  • that You would encourage them, right now,
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  • in the midst of their story.
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  • That God, You're telling Your story.
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  • You gotta big story going on.
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  • But I pray that we wouldn't give up because of one scene.
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  • Today, Lord, lift people's heads.
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  • Encourage people's spirits.
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  • And God, today, we declare
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  • that the best truly is yet to come.
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  • Come on, if you believe it,
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  • go ahead and give God some praise.
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  • (crowd cheers)
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  • Your mercy
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  • Triumphs over judgment
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  • Love wider than horizons
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  • Stronger than all sin
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  • Lord Your kindness
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  • Leads us to repentance
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  • To the heart of God
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  • Your heart oh God
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  • Oh
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  • Your mercy
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  • Triumphs over judgment
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  • Love wider than horizons
  • 00:54:50.160 --> 00:54:55.160
  • Stronger than all sin
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  • Lord Your kindness
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  • Leads us to repentance
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  • To the heart of God
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  • Your heart oh God
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  • Is all I want
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  • - Well, hey.
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  • Thanks so much for joining us here at ZOE Conference.
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  • You just listened, to an unbelievable message
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  • by Pastor Rich Wilkerson Jr. from Miami.
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  • And what a thought.
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  • What a Word.
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  • I really believe for so many people
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  • that's exactly what we needed to hear.
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  • And as you're tuning in, let's just believe,
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  • that everything God was saying, that was for us.
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  • That was a Word in season for our lives.
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  • Thanks again for joining us.
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  • Love you so much.
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  • And I hope to see you soon.
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