Are you ready to give up on what you’re believing for because all you’ve heard is no? Well, it’s time to get ready because yes is coming! No matter who has said no or how many times a door has closed, God has already set a date to bring His promises to pass in your life. But there is one thing God needs from you, and that is your yes. Second Corinthians 1 says, “God’s yes and our yes together make a sure thing.”Let Joel teach you how to be determined in your faith like never before. Your faith will grow as you hear amazing stories from the Bible of men and women who dared to believe God for a yes and saw amazing breakthroughs. You, too, will receive your own breakthrough as you say yes with God!
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Welcome to the Joel, lose podcast hopeless can we need to share the message of hope with those all over the world visit Joe dot com, slash, give hope to give a gift. Today bless you, it's a joy to come into your homes and, if you're ever in our area, please stop by and be a of one of our services. These are the finest people in all of Houston, Texas, right here at Lakewood, would love to have you come out. I like to start with. And funny- and I heard about this older lady- she came to- one Sunday morning. Friendly Usher matter at the back door, said man. Where would you like to sit? she said I want to sit on the very first row. he's at all. No man, you don't want to do that. Our pastor is very boring. He'll put you to sleep. Let me see just somewhere else. She looked a Paul said, Sir
Do you know who I am? He said no man. She said I am the pastors mother He hung his head in embarrassment. He finally looked up and said man do you know who I am. She said. No, he said, thank God, 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 but it says I can do today. They will be taught the word of God? I boldly confess My mind is alert Heart is receptive. I will never be the same in Jesus name. God bless you. I wanted talk to you today about yes, is coming. Sometimes we've gone through, so many knows that we get discouraged and give on our dreams need a loan didn't go through. You didn't get the promotion. You tried to break the addiction, but you couldn't do it couple told me how they've had four miscarriages haven't been able to have a baby.
You may have had a lot of nose in the past. Your dreams haven't come true, yet I believe God is saying this is going to a year of yes, yes to the healing, yes to the promotion, yes to the breakthrough, yes to having that baby. What it worked out in the past, is suddenly going to fall into place doors. You thought were close, are suddenly going to open dreams, you've given up on promises She let go of thought, there's no way. God is about make a way in this year of yes, God is going to reverse the nose, the Times have been denied turned down told no thanks. That's not the end, it wasn't the right time. Yes is coming just to the dream you quit pursuing yes to the call getting back on the right course. Yes to the business you've been wanting to start.
Some people may tell you know you can't get well look at the medical report No! Sorry! You don't have the experience. We need. No you're, not to the know that ideas not going to work for us there no doesn't cancel out God. Yes, don't let them talk you out of your dreams. God has the final say he's saying get ready for. Yes, yes to increase, yes to freedom from the addiction to see in your family restored, yes to new opportunities. God is going to put you at the right place at the flight time he's going to send divine connections. People that will go out of their way to be good to you, you make it happen. It was the favor of God bringing you into your yes, I talked to a lady been out of work for over a year, she worked as a executive in sales. Very successful
after many years. Unexpectedly, her contract was not renewed. She an impressive resume. She applied at a couple dozen companies, but no one was interested. She was turned down again and again Several months later, a company called and asked her to come in for an interview. She was excited. It looked like something to finally opened up and the interview went well so she thought she had it, but they called back and said she just wasn't the right fit. This happened, four more. Times where she went in and interviewed. Look like she was front runner, then I was told. No one know after another, few months later, a company from out of state called they were very interested. It was between her. and another man. She flew to that city for an interview on the way to the office. The taxi cab driver struck up a conversation,
She was very friendly and told how she was there to go on a job. Interview and how she'd been even in believing that something would open up out of all the offers, this the one she wanted, the very most he dropped her off and told her that he was pulling. For that. He believed that she was going to get it later. That day, the we did interviewed her had to catch a plane. It just so happened. This same man came back to the office and picked her up when she called for a taxi the in the friendly taxi cab driver that he was. He asked her how her day was going. She explained and she'd been interviewing two people, a man and a woman. and couldn't decide between the two. The taxi cab driver said let me tell you who you should pick. She said what do you mean? He said I picked up that lady. You interviewed and brought her this morning and you won't find
person, she's, smart, she's, talented she's, articulate what she wants to work for you. He went on and on singing her praises, the said. You know what I just made. My decision She called the lady in the other state and told her that she got the position. he said. If you ever see that taxi cab driver again, you need to Take because he's the reason I chose you, uh the chances in a large city that the same taxi cab driver would pick up both. Ladies, that way, a coincidence. That was the hand of God. in this year of, yes, God is going, The right people put in a good word for you, you may, I think you have the connections, don't worry. You have four in high places, God is not only guiding and directing your steps. Is lining up the people you need he's arranging things in your favor
Paul said in second Corinthians from the message: translation, whatever God has promised get stamped with. Yes,. That means the dreams gods placed in your heart. The problem Has he spoken over? You have all They've been stamped with yes, God is already set the date to bring it to pass. Already on the schedule, but there's one more thing that God needs it goes on to say God. Yes, with our years together, make a sure thing God is saying yes now he needs Sure, yes to make it happen, god yes by itself, is not enough. God works. Where there's funny If this lady would have gone around thinking I'll, never get the position. Okay, good ever happens to me. That would have kept it from happening when it comes to God be a yes man, be a yes woman.
God says, he's restoring health back into you, you, think of all the reasons why you're not going to get well or you can yes man, this God, I agree. Thank you. I'm getting healthier. Thank you that I'm getting stronger God he said in psalm, sixty five that he's gone crown your year with a bountiful harvest. You can go around not expecting good brakes not expecting to get ahead or you can be a yes man, yes, God. I agree. Thank you that is going to be a blessed prosperous, abundant bountiful year. That's not just positive, that's putting your years with God, yes, God said what was meant for your harm he's going to turn used to your advantage- You can dwell on all your hurts. What didn't work out? The people- did you wrong or you can be a yes man? Yes, god, I agree Thank you for beauty for these ashes. Thank you that you're my been.
Decatur. Thank you that you're fighting my battles is waiting for you? Yes, are you getting the nose, the disappointments, the delays. convince you that it's not going to happen. You may not have seen it yeah, but this is a new day. You will come into a year of yes, I'm Can you to put your yes with God's, yes and watch what happens There was a young lady in the scripture name Hannah. She was We do a man, but she wasn't able to have children. She kept. and believing but the scriptures the Lord, had shut Hannah's womb after you went by. She was discouraged, didn't look like she'd ever be able to have a baby to make matters worse. It's been was married to another woman as well, and she kept having children. She didn't have any problem leaving this. Otherwise, I would make fun of Hannah try to make her,
like she was inferior. What is wrong with her and Hannah would end. In tears. So upset Monday Hannah went to the Temple crying asking God to give her a baby. In the fat elisar and asked what was wrong. She explain how she was Baron him she was. God open up her womb Eli said cheer up. The god of Israel has granted your request. You're going to have a baby. Hannah went back home like a different person she had a spring in her step, smile on her face on the outside nothing had changed baby no sign of a child, but the inside she, her, yes with God, Jess at that which she believed she was going to have a baby when other the wife made fun of her. Too bad Hannah you'll? Never! have a child instead, getting upset instead of crying,
a new attitude was I'm if, add some knows, but I have inside information. I know my yes is coming the God. But Israel has spoken it over Maine. I may not see it yet, but I walk by faith and not by sight. I know our baby is coming, are you Later she went back to the temple with her baby boy She came into her. Yes, like Hannah, you may have had a lot of numbers. People have tried to discourage you make you think that it's never going to happen. You need to get ready your yes, is coming the same God that shut Hannah's womb, open hand, room. God may have said no in the past doesn't mean it's going to no in the future, just as God, earn Hannah's no into a yes, God is going, turn around some nose, for you
Will you do like Hannah and start acting like what God told you is going to happen? Hannah had was a word from the prophet that she was going to have a baby. She didn't have an ultrasound. She didn't have a pregnancy test. She just had what Eli said to her: he could have been all you have something so much more powerful. You have the promise from the God who spoke worlds into existence, he's saying if you will put your yes with my yes I'll turn the nose around those situations that seem permanent. The addiction you've dealt with for years, health issue that won't go away, or maybe a struggle in your finances seems like you. Stop thoughts. Tell you just accept the nose just get used to it. Don't leave. Those lies, God is about to open up your womb. What you've been dreaming about that child to get back? On course, that
just to take off that person to spend your life with. You need to get ready your time is coming your yes, is headed your way, Lady, I know, was working as a news reporter. She was in early twenties. She had a problem with their skin. real bad rosacea when she was out filming or did she sweater accidentally touched her face, rubbed her makeup off that red would shine through so brightly. Look really bad, She couldn't find any makeup that would cover it up and last she ended up quitting job as a news reporter. She start I'm working on a new makeup line that would fix her problem. She developed a product that she really liked. Leave, it would be successful her husband went to bank after bank trying to get funding, but they were turned down again and again, her husband started a website, so you can order the product it was up
weeks and weeks with no activity no orders find in order came through? She but run into her husband, said. Look. We got our first order, he said no It was me I was just testing the website. She knew God had put this dream in her heart, but all she kept getting were knows her goal, was to somehow get on a home. Shopping channel like QVC for years she sent them product she met with represent. Trying to make it happen, but it didn't work out down to their last thousand dollars. Didn't know what she was going to do She went to a large cosmetic convention. All of the major companies were there. She had a three put booth where she was showing people per product the way QVC had a huge booth Older lady came over and honey. I love your product, I'm
tell my buyers at QVC. We need to have you on our channel that lady, as an on air personality that had been there for over seventeen years. She used her influence to open the door this young lady went on QVC. Her product was a huge hit today, our friend Jamie Kern, the founder of it, Medics goes on QVC two hundred times a year. Her company has one of the largest cosmetic companies in the world, but like him, for years. It was as if the womb Shut up no good brakes, no favor, very little progress. Then one day she came into her. Yes, that one good brain her further than she ever imagined years later, She was talking to the lady that put in a good word for her that day and she asked her why she,
The lady said well, I like your product, but it wasn't about the cosmetics. When I saw you that day, I felt, like God said to me, go help that young lady God has the right people lined up for you in this year of yes you're, going to see doors open that you haven't been able to open for years The dream God has placed in your heart has all they've been stamped with yes Are you adding your yes to God? Yes, are you doing like Hannah and thanking God, even though you don't see anything happening, we be bold enough to believe that you're still going to give birth, even though it feels like your womb has been shot. Heaven is saying yes, yes to your dream, yesteryear healing. Yesterday freedom yes to the breakthrough. Well, George, this sounds good today. It's in origin, but I don't think I'm going.
Have a year of yes. I've had so many knows: you're right, we're Hannah was, The problem is, if you keep getting your know to God. Yes, you can cancel out What God has in store. Other peoples know cannot stop you. what they say: what they do, they don't control your destiny. The end No cannot stop you. What, to believe is what matters God the jury. Yes, he It's amazing things in your future. to give you more influence in favor than you've ever imagined. Now. Keep adding the yes, Thoughts may tell you no circumstance I tell you it's never going to happen. but you're. Yes and God. Yes makes it a sure thing, WHI, because God controls the universe touch of his favor can turn a no into a yes from. No, we don't need you to. Yes, you have the position
From now, you'll never get well to good news, you're cancer free from going to enter you to interview with no success to having a taxi cab driver. Put in a good word for you, friend you need to get ready. Your yes is on the way like Hannah. God is about to open up your room. The book, a second key and it was a king name Hezekiah. That was told no but his no didn't come from people. It came from God. Was very sick, close to death his mentor, the prophet Isaiah, came to the palace to see him as a a was call the eagle our profit. He was the and that spoke for God. He didn't make mistakes, and I can imagine when King Hezekiah heard the news that I was a it was at the palace. He brightened up. Thinking, maybe there's hope, maybe he's going to pray for me and I'm going to get. Taylor. Maybe he'll. Give me an encouraging word that I can stand on
they came in and said. King Hezekiah I have a word from the Lord for you, like I leaned in closer as they said the Lord says. get your house in order, for you will surely die. He did say you might die Hezekiah. Two good, maybe you'll pull through. He said You will surely die. What do you do when God says no, his account could thought well too bad. For me, I'm done no use even trying the scripture says has car get turned his face to the wall and started praying. he reminded God how he had served him. Be torn down the pagan altars and how you set a new standard for his family. He asked God for his mercy to give him more years. his attitude was, if I die, I'm will die can for the yes, both for isaiah- could leave the palace grounds, God. Go back to
izakaya and tell him I've heard his prayers. I changed my mind, I'm worth fifteen years to his life, even when you feel, like God, has said no so do like Hezekiah an and ask God for the yes, your faith, cause God to change his mind. in this year of yes, God, is going to reverse some nose mistake is that you've made. God is to correct them and give you the chance opportunities that you've missed he's going to bring them back across your path, the things that have been a struggle, the constant pressure, is going to suddenly turn around his attire and Hannah both faced situations where God said no, God shut, Hannah's womb told his. Fire that he was done. Hannah went to the Temple and asked for a baby. Hezekiah ask for more years the common
the nominator. Was they both asked for? Yes in the face of no, every circumstance said forget it, God said no just live with it there at Food was God. no you control the universe. Even so this seems like a note to us were asked and in your great mercy to change your mind and give us a yes. Are you bold enough to ask a yes, even though all you keep getting our nose Jesus told a parable in Luke, twelve about a widow woman that went to be a judge to try to get relief from someone that had done her heart he was an unjust judge. He wasn't fair he didn't listen to the lady didn't at the time of day. He just dismissed her and sent her away the next day, the lady was right back in his courtroom asking for justice, a lady until you know yesterday,
said. Yes, you did, but I'm not, going to leave you alone until you give me a yes he had her put out again. She came back the next day and the next and the next asking for justice pleading her case. Finally, that judge got so for us he said in verse. Five. This woman is driving me crazy as a message all on its own. That's next week he went on to say, I'm going to see that she gets justice because she is wearing me down with her constant request. She, asking for yes in the face of now, If you go in to see you, yes, you have to be determined. If you accept the first, no, you weren't serious about it, the nose are test God. wants to see how bad do you want. It discourage. Give up. You didn't want it. sadly enough. You have to do this woman, keep asking keep praying, keep Believin keep dreaming. Keep hoping.
If one door closes another door. company says: no try another company. If one bank- turns you down. Try another by friend of mine wanted start his business. He was turned down by thirty one banks, thirty one times he was told. No sorry, we can't help. doesn't seem like a good idea to us he knew that dream had already been stamped with God. Yes, he just kept adding going through the closed doors, not getting discouraged, my thirty two said we think it's a great idea. He star In this business, it's taken off and expand all around the world, He told me how some of those same banks now are trying to get the account. You know what tells them no. What am I saying? Don't Discover is by the nose. The nose are a part of your destiny. There, getting you to the years. You have to come.
you close doors before you'll get to open doors. I've had a lot of nose in the past things haven't worked out. You need to get ready. Your yes is coming God is going to open doors that you could not open, he's going to call able to change their mind and go out A way to be good to you. It's going to be unprecedented you will know it is the hand of God. I talked Ladies names to she's a single parent living in Compton, CA, Compton, of course, is known for being a rough environment, drugs and violence. Her husband was in the federal pen sherry is a school teacher, for Fourteen years she raised her son EJ by herself. There were a lot of negative influences lot of opportunity, him to get off course, but she is a praying woman every morning before school, they would listen to our messages. Her goal
was for her son EJ to go to college. Even though look like he had some advantages are rough environment, odds against him. They believe that God would the right doors that had a lot of nose in the past, but they knew there. Yes was coming They were waiting for different colleges to respond to see if he got accepted anywhere several weeks ago. On their way to school. They were coming to a message where I was talking about unprecedented favoring, how God was going to do something unusual and out of the ordinary. When should we heard that some He came alive on the inside I told her son EJ, that's for us later that day, EJ's open set up an email, it said
regulations. You have been accepted into Harvard University. The reason is that he does is the first African American from Compton to ever get accepted to Harvard his goal is to become a neurosurgeon. You heard that phrase straight outta Compton. What we think the negative, the gangs, the how about straight outta, Compton and straight to Harvard Jesus came from the city of Nazareth. That was a poor run city in those days his Can any good then come out an address. That's not an important influential place the Son of God came out of Nazareth. Kenny good thing come out of Compton, yes E, Yes, you re, yes, a whole lot of others can any good thing. Come out of your neighborhood? Yes, you can you're the history maker you're, the!
reception. You have seeds of greatness, like EJ injury. There are, yes, is in your future. There are going to watch June to the next level. God is going to open doors that no man can shut. He going to bring divine connections. People That will use their influence to push you. Into your purpose. We have had a lot of nose in the past. Do you need to get ready? I believe and declare you are coming in to your year of yes, God is saying yes to the scholarship. To the right person, yes to the healing, yes to the breakthrough. Yes is on the way in Jesus name, I'd like to give you an opportunity to make Jesus the Lord of your life. Would you pray with me say Lord Jesus, I in a mass in come into my heart
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