Practice English Speaking&Listening with: The Shaking Is For Shifting | Joel Osteen

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JOEL: GOD BLESS YOU.

IT'S A JOY TO COME INTO

YOUR HOMES.

WE ARE PRAYING FOR YOU AND

YOUR FAMILY.

I LIKE TO GET STARTED WITH

SOMETHING FUNNY.

I HEARD ABOUT THIS TEENAGER

THAT JUST GOT HIS DRIVER'S

LICENSE.

HE ASKED HIS FATHER ABOUT

BORROWING THE CAR.

HIS FATHER SAID, “SON,

I'LL MAKE A DEAL WITH YOU.

IF YOU'LL BRING YOUR GRADES

UP, READ YOUR BIBLE EVERY

DAY AND CUT YOUR HAIR,

I'LL LET YOU BORROW IT.”

HE CAME BACK A FEW WEEKS

LATER ASKING ABOUT IT

AGAIN.

HIS FATHER SAID, “SON, YOU

BROUGHT YOUR GRADES UP,

YOU'VE BEEN READING YOUR

BIBLE, BUT YOU STILL

HAVEN'T CUT YOUR HAIR.”

THE SON SAID, “DAD,

I'VE BEEN THINKING.

MOSES HAD LONG HAIR.

SAMSON HAD LONG HAIR.

EVEN JESUS HAD LONG HAIR.”

THE FATHER SAID, “YES, SON,

AND THEY WALKED EVERYWHERE

THEY WENT.”

HOLD YOUR BIBLES UP,

SAY IT LIKE YOU MEAN IT.

THIS IS MY BIBLE.

I AM WHAT IT SAYS I AM.

I HAVE WHAT IT SAYS I HAVE.

I CAN DO WHAT IT SAYS

I CAN DO.

TODAY, I WILL BE TAUGHT

THE WORD OF GOD.

I BOLDLY CONFESS:

MY MIND IS ALERT.

MY HEART IS RECEPTIVE.

I WILL NEVER BE THE SAME.

IN JESUS' NAME.

GOD BLESS YOU.

I WANT TO TALK TO YOU TODAY

ABOUT THE SHAKING IS FOR

SHIFTING.

THIS PANDEMIC THAT WE'RE

DEALING WITH IS SOMETHING

WE'VE NEVER EXPERIENCED.

THE ECONOMIC WORLD IS

SHAKEN, PEOPLE NOT ABLE TO

GO TO WORK.

OUR SOCIAL LIVES ARE SHAKEN,

HAVING TO STAY APART.

WITH ALL THE FEAR AND

UNCERTAINTY, MANY PEOPLE'S

EMOTIONAL WELL-BEING IS

SHAKEN.

IN LIFE, WE ALL HAVE THESE

TIMES WHERE THINGS SHAKE US

TO OUR CORE.

AN UNEXPECTED ILLNESS, WE

LOSE A LOVED ONE, WE'VE BEEN

AT THAT JOB FOR YEARS BUT

NOW THERE'S OPPOSITION,

PEOPLE THAT ARE TRYING TO

PUSH US OUT.

ALL THE STABILITY THAT WE

WERE USED TO, THE FINANCES

WE WERE COUNTING ON, THE

CHILDREN DOING GREAT THINGS,

IT'S NO LONGER THERE.

IT'S EASY TO GET DISCOURAGED

AND WONDER WHY IT HAPPENED.

BUT HERE'S THE KEY, THE

SHAKING IS NOT THERE TO STOP

YOU, THE SHAKING IS THERE

TO SHIFT YOU.

IF YOU'LL KEEP THE RIGHT

ATTITUDE THAT SHAKING WILL

SHIFT YOU INTO PROMOTION, IT

WILL SHIFT YOU INTO GREATER

INFLUENCE, SHIFT YOU INTO

BETTER RELATIONSHIPS.

GOD USES THESE SHAKINGS TO

GET US IN POSITION FOR NEW

LEVELS.

WITHOUT THE DOOR CLOSING, WE

WOULD NEVER GET OUT OF OUR

COMFORT ZONE.

WE MAY NOT LIKE IT, BUT THE

SHAKING IS FORCING US TO

CHANGE, IT'S FORCING US TO

GROW.

IF EVERYTHING KEPT GOING

ALONG AS IS, WE WOULD NEVER

REACH OUR POTENTIAL.

STAY OPEN FOR SOMETHING NEW.

DON'T GO BACK TO THE SAME

WAYS YOU USED TO DO THINGS.

THE REASON GOD ALLOWED THE

SHAKING IS TO SHIFT YOU INTO

SOMETHING BETTER.

MAYBE A COMPANY HAD TO

FURLOUGH YOU, THAT WASN'T A

SURPRISE TO GOD.

HE SHOOK THINGS UP SO HE

COULD GIVE YOU A BETTER

POSITION, WITH BETTER

BENEFITS, IN A BETTER

ENVIRONMENT.

IT LOOKS LIKE A SETBACK BUT

REALLY, IT'S A SETUP.

GOD IS USING IT TO SHIFT YOU

WHERE YOU COULDN'T GO ON

YOUR OWN.

IN ACTS 2, THE DISCIPLES

WERE IN THE UPPER ROOM, THE

HOLY SPIRIT CAME IN LIKE A

RUSHING MIGHTY WIND.

THEY WERE ALL FILLED WITH

THE SPIRIT.

THEY KNEW GOD WAS WITH THEM

AND THEY WERE GOING TO DO

GREAT THINGS.

BUT IN CHAPTER 8, A MAN

NAMED SAUL CAME ALONG.

HE HATED THESE DISCIPLES.

HE HAD LETTERS FROM THE

GOVERNMENT TO HAVE THEM

ARRESTED AND PUT IN JAIL.

THE SCRIPTURE SAYS, ACTS

8:3, “SAUL WREAKED HAVOC ON

THE CHURCH IN JERUSALEM.”

HERE THE DISCIPLES WERE

GOING ALONG, SEEING GOD'S

FAVOR AND OUT OF NOWHERE

SAUL SHOWED UP AND TURNED

THINGS UPSIDE DOWN.

THEIR WHOLE WORLD WAS

SHAKEN.

IT'S INTERESTING THAT SAUL

CAME TO JERUSALEM AND CAUSED

SO MUCH TURMOIL.

JERUSALEM MEANSTHE CITY OF

PEACE”.

THIS WAS HOME FOR MANY OF

THE DISCIPLES.

THIS IS WHERE THEY FELT

SECURE.

THEY COULD RELAX AND BE

COMFORTABLE.

BUT NOW THIS CITY OF PEACE

WAS THE CITY OF CHAOS.

I'M SURE THEY THOUGHT,

GOD, WHERE ARE YOU?

DON'T YOU SEE WHAT SAUL

IS DOING?

HOW MUCH TROUBLE WE'RE IN?”

JUST A FEW CHAPTERS EARLIER,

GOD SENT THE RUSHING MIGHTY

WIND.

IT'S NOT LIKE HE COULDN'T

HAVE STOPPED SAUL.

HE PARTED RED SEAS; HE

CLOSED THE MOUTHS OF LIONS.

HE COULD HAVE KEPT SAUL FROM

EVER ENTERING JERUSALEM,

HE COULD HAVE SENT ANGELS

TO HOLD HIM BACK.

BUT SOMETIMES GOD WILL ALLOW

THINGS TO BE SHAKEN.

HE'LL ALLOW A SAUL, A

DIFFICULTY, AN UNFAIR

SITUATION.

IF YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND THAT

THE SHAKING IS NOT THERE TO

STOP YOU, BUT TO SHIFT YOU.

IT'S GETTING YOU IN POSITION

TO GO TO A NEW LEVEL, TO SEE

THINGS YOU'VE NEVER SEEN,

THEN YOU'LL LIVE WORRIED,

UPSET, WONDERING HOW IT'S

GOING TO WORK OUT.

ANYONE CAN TRUST GOD WHEN

THINGS ARE GOING THEIR WAY,

LIFE IS GOOD, YOU'RE SEEING

FAVOR.

THE REAL TEST IS WILL YOU

TRUST HIM WHEN THINGS ARE

SHAKING?

WILL YOU STAY IN FAITH WHEN

THERE'S UNCERTAINTY, THINGS

YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND?

GOD HAS YOU IN THE PALM

OF HIS HAND.

NOTHING CAN HAPPEN TO YOU

WITHOUT HIS PERMISSION.

SOMETHING OR SOMEONE MAY

HAVE WREAKED HAVOC IN YOUR

LIFE, THINGS FEEL LIKE

THEY'RE OUT OF CONTROL.

CAN I ENCOURAGE YOU?

GOD IS STILL ON THE THRONE.

HE'S STILL ORDERING YOUR

STEPS.

THAT SHAKING IS NOT GOING

TO DEFEAT YOU, IT'S GOING

TO PROMOTE YOU.

IT IS SETTING YOU UP FOR

WHAT GOD IS ABOUT TO DO.

YOU'RE ON THE VERGE OF

SOMETHING BETTER THAN

YOU'VE EVER IMAGINED.

GOD IS WORKING BEHIND THE

SCENES.

THINGS ARE IN MOTION THAT

YOU CAN'T SEE.

THOUGHTS WILL TELL YOU,

IT'S NOT GOING TO WORK OUT.

YOU'RE NOT GOING TO GET

WELL; YOUR CHILD IS NEVER

GOING TO GET BACK ON COURSE.

THIS VIRUS IS GOING TO RUIN

YOU FINANCIALLY.”

NO, THE SHAKING IS A SIGN

THAT A SHIFT IS TAKING

PLACE.

GOD IS ABOUT TO LAUNCH

YOU TO A NEW LEVEL, YOU'RE

ABOUT TO SEE SOMETHING THAT

YOU'VE NEVER SEEN.

IT'S NOT GOING TO BE

ORDINARY, COMMON.

IT'S GOING TO BE UNCOMMON,

UNUSUAL, UNPRECEDENTED

FAVOR, HEALING, OPPORTUNITY.

ONE DAY YOU'LL LOOK BACK AND

SAY, “WOW, WHAT I THOUGHT

WAS A BAD BREAK WAS REALLY

SETTING ME UP FOR THIS NEW

LEVEL.

THE SHAKING WASN'T THERE TO

STOP ME, THE SHAKING IS WHAT

SHIFTED ME INTO INCREASE,

INTO PROMOTION, INTO TALENT

THAT I DIDN'T KNOW I HAD.”

SAUL CREATED SO MUCH HAVOC

IN JERUSALEM.

THERE WAS SO MUCH

OPPOSITION, THE SCRIPTURE

SAYS, “PHILLIP HAD TO LEAVE

JERUSALEM AND GO TO

SAMARIA.”

IT DOESN'T SAY PHILLIP

PRAYED AND DECIDED TO GO

TO SAMARIA.

HE DIDN'T HAVE A CHOICE; HE

WAS FORCED OUT OF JERUSALEM.

WHEN YOU'RE DOING THE RIGHT

THING AND A DOOR CLOSES,

SOMEBODY WALKS AWAY, THE

CONTRACT COMES TO AN END.

THAT'S NOT THE ENEMY

STOPPING YOU, THAT'S GOD

SHIFTING YOU.

THE ENEMY MAY HAVE MEANT IT

TO HARM YOU, BUT HE DOESN'T

HAVE THE FINAL SAY.

GOD WOULDN'T HAVE ALLOWED

THAT DOOR TO CLOSE; HE

WOULDN'T HAVE ALLOWED THEM

TO WALK AWAY, IF IT WAS

GOING TO STOP YOUR PURPOSE.

HAVE A NEW PERSPECTIVE,

IT'S SHIFTING YOU TO THE

NEW THINGS THAT GOD HAS

IN STORE.

I'VE LEARNED WHEN ONE DOOR

CLOSES, IF YOU'LL STAY IN

FAITH, GOD WILL OPEN A

BIGGER AND A BETTER DOOR.

YOU MAY GET PUSHED OUT IN

JERUSALEM, BUT SAMARIA IS

WAITING FOR YOU.

THERE'S A PLACE OF VICTORY,

A PLACE OF ABUNDANCE THAT

GOD HAS ALREADY PREPARED

FOR YOU.

THERE ARE PEOPLE THAT GOD

HAS ALREADY SPOKEN TO,

TO BE GOOD TO YOU.

PEOPLE THAT WILL USE THEIR

INFLUENCE TO PUSH YOU

FORWARD.

THERE ARE DIVINE

CONNECTIONS, PEOPLE THAT

GOD HAS ALREADY ORDAINED

TO COME INTO YOUR LIFE.

PEOPLE THAT WILL LOVE YOU,

PEOPLE THAT CAN'T WAIT TO

BE WITH YOU.

QUIT BEING DISCOURAGED OVER

WHO PUSHED YOU OUT; WHO

DIDN'T WANT TO BE YOUR

FRIEND; WHO PLAYED POLITICS

AND GOT THE BEST OF YOU.

THEY DIDN'T STOP YOUR

DESTINY, THEY SHIFTED YOU.

THEY WERE A PART OF GOD'S

PLAN TO PUSH YOU FORWARD.

YOU'RE ABOUT TO COME INTO

THE NEW THINGS GOD HAS IN

STORE.

PHILLIP ARRIVED IN SAMARIA.

NOT BY CHOICE, HE WAS PUSHED

OUT OF JERUSALEM.

HE COULD HAVE BEEN

DISCOURAGED, BUT HE

UNDERSTOOD THIS PRINCIPLE.

HE KNEW THAT GOD WAS STILL

IN CONTROL.

WHAT'S INTERESTING IS

SAMARIA IS WHERE HIS

MINISTRY TOOK OFF.

SAMARIA IS WHERE HE

FLOURISHED AND STEPPED

INTO A NEW LEVEL.

THE SCRIPTURE SAYS

PHILIP SAW ALL KINDS OF

MIRACLES IN SAMARIA.

BLIND EYES WERE OPENED,

THE CRIPPLED COULD WALK,

GREAT FAVOR WAS ON HIS

LIFE. HE NEVER SAW THAT

IN JERUSALEM.

IF HE WOULD HAVE STAYED

THERE, HE WOULD HAVE MISSED

THE FULLNESS OF HIS DESTINY.

MANY TIMES, A GREAT SHAKING,

PRECEDES GREAT FAVOR.

GREAT DIFFICULTIES PRECEDE

GREAT PROMOTION.

GREAT OPPOSITION PRECEDES

GREAT INFLUENCE.

IF YOU COULD SEE WHAT GOD

IS UP TO, YOU WOULDN'T BE

STRESSED OVER THE SHAKING,

COMPLAINING ABOUT THE

TROUBLE, UPSET OVER THE

SETBACK.

WHEN YOU REALIZE IT'S TAKING

YOU TO SAMARIA, A PLACE

WHERE YOU'RE GOING TO

FLOURISH, DO THINGS YOU'VE

NEVER DREAMED, SEE FAVOR,

ABUNDANCE, BREAKTHROUGHS,

THEN YOU WOULD THANK GOD

EVEN IN THE SHAKINGS.

EVEN THOUGH IT'S UNCERTAIN,

YOU WOULD HAVE A SMILE ON

YOUR FACE, A SPRING IN YOUR

STEP KNOWING THAT GOD IS UP

TO SOMETHING.

ALL THROUGH THE DAY,

FATHER, THANK YOU THAT

THIS SHAKING IS NOT GOING

TO STOP ME BUT IT'S GOING

TO SHIFT ME. IT MAY HAVE

BEEN MEANT FOR MY HARM,

BUT I KNOW IT'S LEADING

ME TO MY SAMARIA, WHERE

I'M GOING TO FLOURISH AND

SEE FAVOR THAT I'VE NEVER

SEEN.”

KEEP THE RIGHT PERSPECTIVE,

GOD NEVER SAID THERE

WOULDN'T BE TIMES WHERE

THINGS WERE SHAKEN, UNFAIR,

WE DON'T UNDERSTAND.

THAT'S NOT THE TIME TO FALL

APART. THAT'S THE TIME TO

KICK YOUR PRAISE INTO A

NEW GEAR. THAT'S THE TIME

TO SPEAK VICTORY OVER

YOUR LIFE. THAT DIFFICULTY

DIDN'T COME TO STAY,

IT CAME TO PASS.

GOD BEING FOR YOU IS MORE

THAN THE WORLD BEING

AGAINST YOU.

THE SCRIPTURE SAYS, “THERE

WAS GREAT JOY IN SAMARIA.”

PHILLIP LEFT JERUSALEM IN

GREAT DISTRESS.

IT WAS A GREAT

DISAPPOINTMENT.

BUT LOOK AT HOW GOD WORKS.

PHILLIP WENT FROM GREAT

DISTRESS TO GREAT JOY.

HE WENT FROM GREAT TROUBLE,

TO GREAT VICTORY,

FROM GREAT REJECTION,

TO PEOPLE THAT LOVED

HIM GREATLY.

HE DIDN'T REALIZE WHEN

HE WAS HAVING ALL THE

OPPOSITION IN JERUSALEM,

THAT GREAT JOY WAS WAITING

FOR HIM IN SAMARIA.

YOU MAY HAVE GONE THROUGH

THINGS THAT HAVE CAUSED

YOU GREAT PAIN, GREAT

DISAPPOINTMENT, GREAT LOSS.

YOU COULD BE BITTER, LIVE

DISCOURAGED,

BUT THAT IS NOT HOW YOUR

STORY ENDS.

LIKE WITH PHILIP, GREAT JOY

IS COMING, GREAT FAVOR,

GREAT RELATIONSHIPS,

GREAT HEALTH.

THE ENEMY THOUGHT HE WAS

STOPPING YOU; HE DIDN'T

REALIZE HE WAS SETTING

YOU UP.

IN THE SHAKING GOD WAS

SHIFTING YOU.

YOU MAY NOT BE THERE YET BUT

STAY ENCOURAGED, YOU ARE

HEADED TOWARD GREAT JOY.

NOT JUST JOY, NOT JUST,

I'M OKAY, I MADE IT OUT.

THANK GOD I'M STILL HERE.”

NO GREAT JOY IS COMING.

GREAT VICTORIES ARE UP

AHEAD.

YOU DON'T HAVE TO LOOK BACK

AND THINK ABOUT THE GOOD

OLD DAYS.

I WISH I WAS THERE.”

CAN I TELL YOU?

THERE ARE SOME GOOD NEW

DAYS IN YOUR FUTURE.

THE BEST DAYS OF YOUR LIFE

ARE STILL IN FRONT OF YOU.

YOU MAY HAVE GONE THROUGH

GREAT DISAPPOINTMENTS, YOU

NEED TO DECLARE EVERY DAY,

FATHER THANK YOU THAT GREAT

JOY IS COMING.”

THE SCRIPTURE SAYS,

GOD WILL FILL YOUR MOUTH

WITH LAUGHTER.”

YOU'RE GOING TO LAUGH

AGAIN, YOU'RE GOING TO

LOVE AGAIN, YOU'RE GOING

TO DREAM AGAIN.

GREAT JOY IS HEADED YOUR

WAY.

IN 1999, MY FATHER HAD A

HEART ATTACK AND WENT TO

BE WITH THE LORD.

I HAD WORKED WITH HIM HERE

AT LAKEWOOD FOR SEVENTEEN

YEARS BEHIND THE SCENES.

WE WERE THE BEST OF FRIENDS.

OUTSIDE OF VICTORIA, I SPENT

MORE TIME WITH MY FATHER

THAN ANYONE ELSE.

I USED TO THINK,

WHAT AM I GOING TO DO

WHEN MY FATHER IS GONE?”

WHEN HE SUDDENLY DIED AT

SEVENTY-SEVEN, MY WHOLE

WORLD WAS TURNED UPSIDE

DOWN.

I THOUGHT MY FATHER WOULD

LIVE TO BE A HUNDRED AND

FIFTY YEARS OLD.

HE WAS MY HERO, BUT NOW

HE WAS GONE.

I'VE LEARNED IN THESE TIMES

OF SHAKING GOD WILL ALWAYS

GIVE US THE GRACE WE NEED.

THE SCRIPTURE SAYS,

GOD HAS ARMED US WITH

STRENGTH FOR EVERY BATTLE.”

IF WE'LL TAP INTO THAT

STRENGTH, WE WON'T GO

AROUND OVERWHELMED AND

STRESSED OUT.

ALL THESE THOUGHTS FLOODED

MY MIND.

WHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN

TO THE CHURCH? WHAT IF

IT DOESN'T MAKE IT?

WHO'S GOING TO BE THE

PASTOR?”

IN THE MIDDLE OF ALL THAT

TURMOIL, WITH SO MUCH

UNCERTAINTY, I FELT A PEACE

LIKE I HAD NEVER FELT.

SOMETHING I CAN'T EXPLAIN.

EVEN THOUGH I MISSED MY

FATHER, I DIDN'T GET

DEPRESSED, I DIDN'T FALL

APART.

I KNEW DEEP DOWN GOD WAS

STILL IN CONTROL.

WHAT I DIDN'T KNOW AT THAT

TIME, WAS THAT SHAKING WAS

ABOUT TO SHIFT ME.

I NEVER DREAMED I WOULD

BECOME A PASTOR.

I NEVER WANTED TO GET UP

IN FRONT OF PEOPLE.

BUT WHEN MY FATHER SUDDENLY

PASSED, I HAD THE DESIRE

TO DO IT.

I KNEW I WAS NOT ONLY

SUPPOSED TO STEP UP BUT

NOW I WANTED TO DO IT.

MY FATHER HAD TRIED TO GET

ME UP TO MINISTER FOR

SEVENTEEN YEARS;

I NEVER HAD THE DESIRE.

THE PSALMIST SAID,

GOD WILL GIVE YOU THE

DESIRES OF YOUR HEART.”

SOMETIMES WE THINK THAT

MEANS GOD WILL GIVE US WHAT

WE WANT.

BUT ANOTHER WAY TO LOOK

AT IT, IS GOD WILL PUT

THE DESIRES IN YOU.

IN THAT TIME OF SHAKING,

GOD SHIFTED MY DESIRES.

I DIDN'T KNOW IF I WOULD

BE ANY GOOD.

I DIDN'T KNOW IF PEOPLE

WOULD COME.

I WAS AFRAID, INTIMIDATED.

BUT I THOUGHT, I'M NOT GOING

TO COME TO THE END OF MY LIFE

AND NOT KNOW WHAT MIGHT HAVE

HAPPENED IF I WOULD HAVE

TAKEN THAT STEP OF FAITH.

SOME OPPORTUNITIES DON'T

PASS BY A SECOND TIME.

OUT OF THAT SHAKING, OUT OF

THAT LOSS, CAME TALENT THAT

I DIDN'T KNOW I HAD.

LIKE GOD PUSHED PHILLIP OUT

OF JERUSALEM, AND HE BEGAN

TO FLOURISH IN SAMARIA.

GOD HAD TO PUSH ME FROM

BEHIND THE SCENES TO BEING

IN FRONT OF PEOPLE.

IT'S SIGNIFICANT THAT MY

FLOURISHING, PHILLIP'S

FLOURISHING, CAME OUT OF A

SHAKY TIME, WHEN THERE WAS

UNCERTAINTY.

IT LOOKED LIKE NOTHING GOOD

WAS HAPPENING, WHEN IN FACT

GOD WAS USING THAT SHAKY

SEASON TO SHIFT US.

TO GET US IN POSITION TO

FLOURISH, TO SEE HIS FAVOR,

BLESSINGS, IN NEW WAYS.

IN ONE SENSE, THAT'S WHERE

WE ARE NOW.

THINGS ARE SHAKY, UNCERTAIN,

WE'VE NEVER SEEN THIS.

ALL THESE QUESTIONS, “WHEN

WILL IT GET BACK TO NORMAL?

WHAT ABOUT MY FINANCES?

WHEN ARE THE CHILDREN GOING

TO GO TO SCHOOL? HOW'S IT

ALL GOING TO WORK OUT?”

WE DON'T SEE ANYTHING

POSITIVE, BUT IN THIS

SHAKING, GOD IS SHIFTING

YOU. IT LOOKS LIKE A

SETBACK, BUT REALLY,

HE'S SETTING YOU UP.

YOU'RE GOING TO COME INTO

NEW OPPORTUNITIES.

DOORS THAT WEREN'T OPEN

BEFORE ARE GOING TO OPEN

FOR YOU.

YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE DESIRES

THAT YOU'VE NEVER HAD.

TALENT IS GOING TO COME

OUT THAT YOU DIDN'T KNOW

WAS IN YOU.

WHERE YOU'VE BEEN TOLD NO

BEFORE, BECAUSE OF THIS

SHIFT, YOU'RE GOING TO

HEAR YES.

YES TO THAT BUSINESS,

YES TO THAT NEW HOUSE,

YES TO THAT PROMOTION,

YES TO THAT MINISTRY.

THE SHAKING HAS CHANGED

PEOPLE'S MINDS.

THOSE THAT WERE NOT FOR YOU,

WOULDN'T GIVE YOU THE TIME

OF DAY, THINGS HAVE SHIFTED,

THEY'RE GOING TO BE FOR YOU.

THEY'RE GOING TO WANT TO

HELP YOU.

THE MEDICAL CHECKUP, EVERY

TIME YOU'VE HEARD, “NO

IMPROVEMENT, NOTHING IS

GETTING BETTER.”

GET READY FOR SOME YESES.

YES, YOU'RE GETTING

HEALTHIER; YES, YOUR BLOOD

PRESSURE IS BACK TO NORMAL;

YES, THE CANCER IS GONE.

THERE'S SOME SHIFTING

TAKING PLACE.

YOU CAN'T SEE IT YET, BUT

DON'T WORRY, YOU'RE COMING

INTO IT.

YOU DON'T HAVE TO FIND IT;

IT'S GOING TO FIND YOU.

IT'S ALREADY IN ROUTE.

THE MIRACLE IS ALREADY

IN MOTION.

FRIENDS GOD IS DOING

A NEW THING.

DON'T THINK THAT THE WHOLE

WORLD BEING PUT ON PAUSE

IS JUST A PHYSICAL THING,

THERE ARE SPIRITUAL THINGS

HAPPENING.

GOD IS UP TO SOMETHING BIG.

HE'S LOOKING FOR PEOPLE

WHOSE HEARTS ARE TURNED

TOWARD HIM.

PEOPLE LIKE YOU, PEOPLE THAT

HONOR HIM, PEOPLE THAT KEEP

HIM FIRST PLACE.

YOU'RE GOING TO COME OUT OF

THIS SHAKING INTO LEVELS

THAT YOU'VE NEVER DREAMED.

PROVERBS SAYS, “THE WEALTH

OF THE UNGODLY IS BEING LAID

UP FOR THE RIGHTEOUS.”

THERE ARE THINGS GOD HAS

LAID UP FOR YOU.

THERE IS GOING TO BE A

TRANSFER OF WEALTH, FROM

PEOPLE THAT HAVE NOTHING TO

DO WITH GOD, THAT ONLY THINK

ABOUT THEMSELVES, TO PEOPLE

THAT WILL USE THE RESOURCES

TO BUILD THE KINGDOM, TO

LIFT THE FALLEN, TO FEED

THE HUNGRY, TO BRING JUSTICE

TO THOSE THAT HAVE NO VOICE,

TO MAKE THE WORLD A BETTER

PLACE.

GOD IS ABOUT TO SHIFT SOME

CONTRACTS, SOME BUSINESSES,

SOME OPPORTUNITIES, SOME

INHERITANCES.

IT'S GOING TO BE UNUSUAL

INCOME, THINGS THAT YOU

COULDN'T MAKE HAPPEN.

IT'S ALREADY HEADED YOUR

WAY.

IT'S JUST A MATTER OF TIME

BEFORE YOU SEE GOD DO

UNPRECEDENTED THINGS.

NOW MAKE SURE THAT YOU

KEEP HIM FIRST PLACE.

YOU DON'T HAVE TO SEEK THE

BLESSING, JUST SEEK HIM AND

THE BLESSINGS WILL SEEK YOU.

PART OF THIS SLOWDOWN IS AN

OPPORTUNITY TO DRAW CLOSER

TO GOD.

ONE THING THIS VIRUS SHOWS

US IS HOW LITTLE CONTROL

WE HAVE.

WITH ALL THE ADVANCES OVER

THE LAST YEARS, WE CAN FLY

AIRPLANES, WE HAVE

INCREDIBLE TECHNOLOGY, THE

INTERNET, SMART PHONES.

THERE ARE AMAZING MEDICAL

PROCEDURES, WE CAN

TRANSPLANT HEARTS.

BUT THIS ONE VIRUS, THIS ONE

SEEMINGLY SMALL THING HAS

SHUT DOWN THE WHOLE WORLD.

IF WE PUT OUR TRUST IN OUR

FINANCES, THEY CAN GO DOWN

LIKE THAT.

IF WE PUT OUR TRUST IN OUR

JOB, OUR CAREER, IT CAN

SUDDENLY CHANGE.

THAT'S WHY IT'S SO IMPORTANT

TO PUT YOUR TRUST IN GOD.

HE'S THE ONE THAT DOESN'T

CHANGE.

HE'S OUR SOURCE.

THAT'S WHERE WE GET OUR

STRENGTH, IDEAS, CREATIVITY,

RESOURCES, WISDOM.

GOD IS THE GIVER OF ALL

GOOD THINGS.

YES, WE APPRECIATE THE

COMPANIES WE WORK FOR.

WE'RE GRATEFUL TO HAVE THE

INCOME EACH WEEK, BUT THEY

ARE NOT OUR SOURCE.

THEY ARE SIMPLY A RESOURCE

THAT THE SOURCE IS USING.

I BELIEVE THE SOURCE, THE

MOST HIGH GOD, IS ABOUT TO

DO SOME UNUSUAL,

UNPRECEDENTED THINGS IN

YOUR FINANCES.

YOU'RE GOING TO LEND AND

NOT BORROW.

HE'S GOING TO PROSPER YOU

EVEN IN A DOWN TIME.

THE SCRIPTURE SAYS, “EVEN

IN FAMINE THE RIGHTEOUS

WILL HAVE MORE THAN ENOUGH.”

NOT JUST ENOUGH, BUT

OVERFLOW. THERE ARE

BLESSINGS THAT ARE GOING

TO COME LOOKING FOR YOU.

JUST RECENTLY, DURING THIS

TIME WHEN EVERYTHING IS

CLOSED DOWN, WE RECEIVED

A LARGE PAYMENT TO THE

MINISTRY.

IT WAS SOMETHING WE WERE

OWED FROM OVER TEN YEARS

AGO.

IT HAD TO DO WITH BROADCAST

RIGHTS.

I'VE HAD PEOPLE EXPLAIN IT

TO ME THREE TIMES, I STILL

DON'T UNDERSTAND WHAT IT IS.

I'VE READ ABOUT IT, STUDIED

IT, BUT I DON'T SEE HOW IT

APPLIES TO US.

IT DOESN'T MAKE SENSE TO ME.

I'VE STOPPED TRYING TO

FIGURE IT OUT AND I JUST

RECEIVE IT.

I BELIEVE IT'S ONE OF THOSE

FAR AND BEYOND BLESSINGS

THAT GOD HAS LAID UP FOR

THE RIGHTEOUS.

IT'S A PART OF THE TRANSFER

OF WEALTH.

BUT IT'S INTERESTING THAT IT

CAME AT THIS UNCERTAIN TIME.

THE SHAKING IS A SIGN THAT

THINGS ARE SHIFTING IN YOUR

FAVOR.

WELL, JOEL, I DON'T

BELIEVE THIS IS GOING TO

HAPPEN FOR ME.”

YOU'RE RIGHT, THIS IS

FOR BELIEVERS.

IT'S ONLY GOING TO HAPPEN

IF YOU RELEASE YOUR

FAITH AND SAY, “FATHER,

THANK YOU THAT THIS

SHAKING IS SHIFTING ME.

THANK YOU THAT YOU'RE

GIVING ME NEW DESIRES,

GIVING ME CREATIVITY,

OPENING NEW DOORS.

BLESSING ME SO I CAN BE A

BIGGER BLESSING.”

I TALKED TO A LADY THAT

WATCHES US ON TELEVISION.

SHE OWNS HER OWN BUSINESS

AND HAS BEEN VERY

SUCCESSFUL.

SHE'S IN THE MANUFACTURING

INDUSTRY, AND SHE HAS STORES

ALL OVER THE COUNTRY.

A FEW YEARS AGO, THINGS

BEGAN TO SLOW DOWN.

THEY MADE ADJUSTMENTS AND

WERE ABLE TO KEEP GOING

BUT THEY WERE STRUGGLING,

BARELY SURVIVING.

ONE DAY SHE RECEIVED WORD

THAT THIRTY-SIX OF HER

STORES WERE CLOSING.

THAT WAS ALMOST HALF OF

HER BUSINESS.

SHE COULDN'T MAKE IT

WITHOUT THAT INCOME.

HER WHOLE WORLD WAS SHAKEN.

SHE HAD POURED HER HEART

AND SOUL INTO THAT BUSINESS,

BUILT IT FROM THE GROUND UP.

SHE NEVER THOUGHT SHE WOULD

BE IN THIS POSITION.

ALL THE CIRCUMSTANCES SAID

IT WAS OVER.

SHE COULD HAVE ACCEPTED

IT, GIVEN UP ON HER DREAM.

BUT IN THE MIDDLE OF THAT

SHAKING, WITH ALL THE

UNCERTAINTY, SHE SAID,

GOD, I TRUST YOU.

I KNOW YOU'RE STILL IN

CONTROL. YOU CAN MAKE

A WAY, WHERE I DON'T SEE

A WAY.” A FEW WEEKS AGO,

A LARGE COMPANY, THAT

SHE'S NEVER DONE

BUSINESS WITH CALLED HER,

AND SAID THEY WANTED TO PUT

HER PRODUCT IN THREE HUNDRED

AND SIXTY OF THEIR STORES.

OVERNIGHT SHE WENT FROM

THIRTY-SIX STORES TO THREE

HUNDRED AND SIXTY.

SHE THOUGHT SHE WAS GOING

UNDER BUT SUDDENLY SHE HAD

TEN TIMES THE AMOUNT OF

STORES.

I'VE LEARNED GOD IS NOT

SO MUCH INTO ADDITION,

HE'S INTO MULTIPLICATION.

ONE TOUCH OF HIS FAVOR

WILL CATAPULT YOU AHEAD.

WE LOOK AT OUR CIRCUMSTANCES

IN THE NATURAL AND THINK

THIS COULD NEVER WORK OUT,

BUT WE SERVE A SUPERNATURAL

GOD.

HE'S NOT LIMITED BY WHAT

LIMITS US.

ONE GOOD BREAK, ONE

CONTRACT, ONE PHONE CALL

AND GOD WILL MULTIPLY WHAT

YOU HAVE.

HE'LL THRUST YOU TO A NEW

LEVEL.

IF THIS LADY WERE HERE,

SHE WOULD TELL YOU THE

SHAKING IS A SETUP, IT'S

A SIGN THAT GOD IS ABOUT

TO SHIFT THINGS.

THERE'S GOING TO BE SHIFT

IN YOUR FINANCES,

A SHIFT IN YOUR CAREER,

A SHIFT IN YOUR HEALTH,

A SHIFT IN YOUR MARRIAGE.

IT'S SHAKY RIGHT NOW,

THINGS SEEM UNCERTAIN,

YOU'RE TEMPTED TO LIVE

WORRIED, STRESSED OUT.

GET READY A SHIFT IS

COMING. GOD IS GOING

MAKE THINGS HAPPEN THAT

YOU COULDN'T MAKE HAPPEN.

PERHAPS THE MEDICAL REPORT

DOESN'T LOOK GOOD.

IT'S SHAKING YOUR WORLD.

COME BACK TO A PLACE OF

PEACE.

GOD CAN DO WHAT MEDICINE

CAN'T DO.

HE PROMISED, THE NUMBER OF

YOUR DAYS HE WILL FULFILL.

MAYBE A CHILD IS OFF COURSE,

YOUR BUSINESS WENT DOWN,

YOU'RE IN A LEGAL SITUATION.

YOU NEVER DREAMED YOU WOULD

BE DEALING WITH THIS.

IT'S KEEPING YOU AWAKE AT

NIGHT.

IT'S NOT A SURPRISE TO GOD.

HE WOULDN'T HAVE ALLOWED

THE SHAKING, IF HE DIDN'T

ALREADY HAVE A SOLUTION.

IF HE DIDN'T HAVE SAMARIA

ALREADY LINED UP, HE

WOULDN'T HAVE ALLOWED THE

TROUBLE IN JERUSALEM.

INSTEAD OF BEING STRESSED

OVER THE SHAKING, WHY DON'T

YOU START THANKING HIM FOR

THE SOLUTION.

FATHER, THANK YOU THAT A

SHIFT IS COMING,

BREAKTHROUGHS, HEALING,

FAVOR.

THANK YOU THAT WHAT YOU

STARTED IN MY LIFE,

YOU WILL FINISH.”

IN ACTS 16, PAUL AND SILAS

HAD BEEN PUT IN PRISON

FOR SHARING THEIR FAITH.

THEY WERE IN THE DEEPEST

DUNGEON, WITH CHAINS

AROUND THEIR FEET.

THE AUTHORITIES WERE SO

AFRAID OF THEIR INFLUENCE,

THEY WENT TO GREAT LENGTHS

TO MAKE SURE THEY COULDN'T

ESCAPE.

BUT GOD WILL NEVER LET YOU

GET IN A PROBLEM THAT HE

CAN'T GET YOU OUT OF.

IT MAY LOOK LIKE YOUR

SITUATION DOESN'T HAVE

A SOLUTION.

THE ODDS ARE AGAINST YOU.

BUT GOD HAS WAYS TO DO

THINGS YOU'VE NEVER

THOUGHT OF.

WHAT'S IMPOSSIBLE WITH

PEOPLE, IS POSSIBLE WITH

GOD.

AT MIDNIGHT PAUL AND SILAS

WERE SINGING PRAISES AND

THANKING GOD.

VERSE 26 SAYS, “SUDDENLY

THERE CAME A GREAT

EARTHQUAKE, ALL THE

FOUNDATIONS OF THE PRISON

WERE SHAKEN, IMMEDIATELY

THE DOORS WERE OPENED,

AND EVERYONE'S CHAINS WERE

UNFASTENED.” NOTICE WHAT

THE SHAKING DID.

IT OPENED PRISON DOORS;

IT UNLOOSED CHAINS THAT

WERE RESTRICTING THEM.

PAUL AND SILAS WALKED

OUT AS FREE MEN.

THE SHAKING ON THE SURFACE

MAY HAVE SEEMED LIKE A

NEGATIVE THING, BUT WITHOUT

THE SHAKING PAUL WOULDN'T

HAVE FULFILLED HIS PURPOSE.

THE SHAKING WAS NECESSARY

FOR HIM TO BECOME WHO HE

WAS CREATED TO BE.

WE MAY NOT LIKE THE

SHAKINGS, THE TIMES THINGS

SEEM OUT OF CONTROL, BUT

LIKE WITH PAUL, THEY'RE NOT

GOING TO STOP YOU, THEY'RE

GOING TO SHIFT YOU.

OUT OF THIS SHAKING NEW

DOORS ARE GOING TO OPEN,

NEW OPPORTUNITIES,

NEW RELATIONSHIPS.

THINGS THAT YOU DIDN'T

SEE COMING.

CHAINS THAT HAVE HELD

YOU BACK ARE ABOUT TO

BE UNFASTENED.

CHAINS OF DEPRESSION,

CHAINS OF LACK AND

STRUGGLE, CHAINS OF

ADDICTIONS.

DON'T COMPLAIN ABOUT THE

SHAKING, IT'S SERVING A

PURPOSE.

GOD IS USING IT TO THRUST

YOU WHERE YOU COULDN'T GO

WITHOUT IT.

NOW EVERY DAY, “FATHER THANK

YOU THAT THIS SHAKING IS

SHIFTING ME INTO PROMOTION,

INTO HEALING, INTO NEW

LEVELS.”

IF YOU'LL KEEP THIS

ATTITUDE OF FAITH,

I BELIEVE AND DECLARE,

LIKE PHILLIP, YOU'RE

GOING TO COME OUT OF THE

SHAKING INTO GREAT JOY,

GREAT FAVOR, GREAT INCREASE,

GREAT RELATIONSHIPS, INTO

THE FULLNESS OF YOUR

DESTINY, IN JESUS' NAME.

IF YOU RECEIVE IT,

CAN YOU SAY AMEN?

WELL, I'D LIKE TO GIVE YOU

AN OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE

JESUS THE LORD OF YOUR

LIFE.

WOULD YOU PRAY WITH ME?

JUST SAY, “LORD JESUS,

I REPENT OF MY SINS.

COME INTO MY HEART.

I MAKE YOU MY LORD AND

SAVIOR.”

IF YOU PRAYED THAT

SIMPLE PRAYER, WE BELIEVE

YOU GOT BORN AGAIN.

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BIBLE-BASED CHURCH.

KEEP GOD FIRST PLACE.

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