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Matt & Laurie Crouch host Ed Smith

Watch Matt & Laurie Crouch host Ed Smith
April 26, 2020
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Matt; Laurie and Pastor Ed talk about Pastor Ed's Legacy at TBN and Covid 19.

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Matt & Laurie Crouch host Ed Smith

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  • (upbeat music)
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  • - Behind the Scenes comesto you from right here
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  • in Southern Californiain a studio, Pastor Ed,
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  • that was built in the 70s.
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  • Okay, you realize thishas been here a while,
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  • you've been here a while.
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  • And Pastor Ed, first of all,
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  • you've been ministering toTBN viewers since the 70's.
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  • Tree of Life Ministries,you've been teaching the word,
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  • you've been a part of TBN.
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  • You're a seniorstaff member here,
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  • and when I saysenior, I mean it.
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  • - The most senior.
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  • - 92 years young, right here.
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  • Pastor Ed, we're ina very unique season.
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  • It's called COVID-19.
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  • There's a invisibleenemy among us,
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  • and your 92 years on this planetcan bring some perspective
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  • I think to this season becauseyou've seen a few things.
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  • You've been around for a while.
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  • So, kind of, all you everask for is just kind of
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  • to turn you on andget the camera on
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  • and start talking to theaudience and loving on people
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  • and doing your thing.
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  • So let's start withthe perspective thatonly a 92 year old
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  • could bring to a situation
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  • like a global pandemicnamed COVID-19.
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  • - Well one of the things youhave to recognize is that
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  • it's like you arestanding on the beach,
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  • and you're looking atsomething you cannot identify.
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  • And you're strainingyour eyes to see it,
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  • and you don't know that it'sthe water rushing towards you
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  • because of somethingthat happened to them,
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  • to put it that way.
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  • And you won't know until it'stoo late for you to run away.
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  • But that's the way life is.
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  • We don't know whattomorrow may bring.
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  • We're not at home, wedon't know what will happen
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  • between now and thetime we get home.
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  • This is one of thereasons why when we learn
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  • that God loves usthe way he does,
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  • we need to rest inhis arms or Psalms 91.
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  • And I wasn't always aChristian like so many others,
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  • my parents were not Christians.
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  • My grandmother was.
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  • She was part Indian andshe was a prayer warrior.
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  • And she not only prayed formom, my uncle, and others,
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  • but she prayed for me.
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  • And that's how I came to theknowledge of Jesus Christ.
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  • - When was that, whatyear would that have been?
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  • - Um, that was when Iwas about ten years old.
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  • - Ten years old.
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  • - I didn't knowwhat was happening.
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  • I was attending one of theother Methodist church,
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  • and though I was a memberof the African Methodist
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  • Episcopal Church, AME,
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  • and I went forward andI accepted the Lord.
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  • But I didn't knowfully what I was doing,
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  • but I heard talk by mygrandmother, basically.
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  • And one of the thingsthat I find out
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  • that when I go to thealtar, I would begin to cry.
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  • I didn't know why Iwas doing that either.
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  • She did probably.
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  • But my mom and mydad, they didn't know
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  • because I was neverup there with them.
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  • I was up there on my own.
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  • - You've been througha lot just because
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  • of the tenure thatyou've been on Earth.
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  • You understood theattack of Pearl Harbor.
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  • You endured the timesof World War Two,
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  • the loss of President Kennedy,
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  • and so you've been throughmore seasons of storm
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  • than anybody I know.
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  • I mean, I don't knowanother 92 year old
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  • that can sit here on the setand discuss these issues.
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  • Bring some balance to thisyet just another unique season
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  • in your life thatyou've seen come and go.
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  • - Well the earliestone that I remember was
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  • when Roosevelt died.
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  • On the basis of whatmy parents would say,
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  • or people around mewould say regarding him,
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  • I looked upon himas a great man.
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  • I didn't understand theramifications of politics.
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  • I didn't care.
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  • But he was a great man.
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  • Then when he died, hewas a very popular man.
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  • But they even wanted himto go past the four years,
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  • you know, in the secondelection, and another.
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  • That's what they wanted.
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  • They loved him that much.
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  • He did for us what theother great leaders did
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  • for their country, andhe brought us out of the,
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  • what do you call that thing,
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  • when we lost all of the money.
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  • - The Great Depression.
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  • - Yeah and see I was born '28.
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  • And I didn't knowdidly when I was born.
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  • But the point is isthat I can feel the,
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  • I can feel thefrustration of my parents
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  • and my relatives whowould come around me,
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  • but I didn't understand it.
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  • Why, because they weretaking care of me.
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  • And the next one cameby when Pearl Harbor.
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  • Now that's when I couldn'timagine why they would
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  • sneak up on us and just destroy.
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  • - Started basically thePacific side of the whole
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  • World War Two.
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  • - Mhmm, it did.
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  • - What got the church through?
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  • What strengthened thechurch through these
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  • very difficult times thatyou've seen come and go?
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  • - It was always, keepyour faith in him.
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  • That would be the Father.
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  • You can't get to theFather without Jesus.
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  • If you remember, Hesaid, I am the door.
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  • I am the way, I am thetruth, I am the light.
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  • I am the hope of glory.
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  • I am alpha and omega.
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  • No man comes to theFather but by me.
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  • So we use the word God, whichcan be generic statement.
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  • Other people who have heardthe Buddha, you name it,
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  • and all the others,they call him god.
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  • But that is a useless term there
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  • because it has no life.
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  • You and I, all ofthe camera people,
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  • all the people youknow are but dust.
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  • That's what it saysin the book of Psalms.
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  • Why would you putyour trust in dust?
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  • That's the question it asks.
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  • And what I thoughtthen at that time,
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  • I was upset, but I didn'tknow why I was upset
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  • when they bombed Pearl Harbor.
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  • I didn't even, if you hadasked me before it happened,
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  • I wouldn't have been ableto have located it on a map.
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  • But I knew itimmediately after that.
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  • Then the thing that I did,
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  • I wanted to go, soI went to my dad.
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  • Imagine me, he's said no,you're not going anywhere.
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  • And just by the timethe war was ending,
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  • he moved to California.
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  • But the men were stillbeing shipped out.
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  • It's one of those things thatnone of us actually understand
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  • the full detail of the pandemicthat's taking place now.
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  • You don't understand why menwould go through the trouble
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  • to sneak over here and dropa bomb on Pearl Harbor,
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  • or a man to fly a plane intoone of your big buildings,
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  • both buildings.
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  • You can't understand that.
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  • Why, because you don'thave that kind of mindset.
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  • And you can't deal withthose kind of people.
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  • - There has to be a commondenominator that speaks
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  • to all of these unique seasonsthat you've lived though.
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  • You've lived thoughmany many many more.
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  • What relief can yousay to our audience.
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  • What encouragement do youhave for our audience,
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  • knowing that you've livedthough many ups and downs
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  • in your lifetime.
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  • What's the good news?
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  • - There's a point that says that
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  • each day that God givesus is a day we need
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  • to be most grateful for.
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  • But no need of you thinkingbecause you go through
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  • that day you're notgonna have problems
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  • because he says, notif problems come,
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  • but when problems come.
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  • So what would be the counterto that so the problem
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  • will not destroy you.
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  • Or the problem willnot create fear.
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  • And that's what we'veallowed the pandemic to do,
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  • to cause us to have fear.
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  • I heard on one of theprograms where it says,
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  • fear came knocking at thedoor and faith opened it,
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  • and there was no one there.
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  • Do you follow that?
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  • And so beloved, the whole pointis, is that we don't know.
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  • I asked someone, okay, if youthink that 90 some years old
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  • is so big, what kindof feeling do you think
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  • you're supposed to have?
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  • It's like a tree that grows.
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  • It has those seasonal change,
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  • but the tree doesn't knowanything about seasonal changes.
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  • It simply responds to it.
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  • And as a result ofit, it still grows.
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  • If the weather is bad, thattree is gonna become very strong
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  • if it survives tothe next spring.
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  • That's all life isabout, you survive.
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  • You've never seen the shelvesin a supermarket until now
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  • because a lot of toilettissue went away.
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  • But the whole point is thatthey were empty, you know.
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  • I've seen it when it was empty.
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  • I've seen it when you had toget it line to park your car
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  • for gas, and you're notgonna get a full tank.
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  • You're just gonnaget a small portion,
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  • so to help you get around.
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  • Man rations, God blesses.
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  • And that blessing cancarry you on a lot longer
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  • than a half a tank of gas.
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  • - You are a senior member ofTBN staff at 92 years old.
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  • My father made you inessence, TBN's pastor,
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  • let's just say it that way.
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  • You're still on staff.
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  • - Mhmm.
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  • - You get a paycheckjust like I do, right?
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  • - Right.- Here we go.
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  • You've been a part ofTBN since when exactly,
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  • in the 70's yeah?
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  • - Yeah, I got back from Europearound November or December,
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  • something like that.
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  • - I found recently inone of my dad's Bibles
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  • some little notes fromyou that you had penned.
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  • And these were in the 70's.
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  • So you've been speakinginto the Crouch family
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  • since the 70's.
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  • You're still here, the up'sthe down's, the good, the bad,
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  • the challenges, you knowall the different things.
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  • And we're still doing thesame thing we did back
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  • when you firstwalked into a studio,
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  • and someone asked you toshare something about Jesus.
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  • - Right.
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  • - You're still doing,you're doing that in 2020
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  • during a pandemic, right?
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  • - Mhmm.
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  • - So life will throw allsorts of crazy things.
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  • You've lived through World Wars,
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  • assassinations of presidents.
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  • - Right.- You've lived through
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  • all sorts of crazy things,and you're still here.
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  • You're gonna eat tonight.
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  • You got a beautiful smile.
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  • Your mind's sharp,you're healthy, you walk,
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  • you know, at 92 years old,
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  • what's the commondenominator, Pastor?
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  • What has kept you,what's keeping you,
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  • what's sustaining you through
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  • this nine decades of your life?
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  • - You know a lot ofpeople ask me that,
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  • and I just simplytell them this.
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  • I am God's little boy.
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  • And they don't get it.
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  • But I am.
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  • I don't care anythingabout being popular.
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  • Your dad gave me thatopportunity to be on the air
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  • before for 15 years.
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  • And I just, I'm just thankfulto the goodness of God.
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  • I have a conversationwhen I walk with him.
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  • I just tell him how I feel.
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  • And I tell him sometimeswhen I don't know
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  • how to handle this.
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  • Will you help me?
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  • Would you pleasehelp me to do it?
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  • I don't want to do anythingto bring shame on your name.
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  • I talk to him like that.
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  • And a lot of timeshe doesn't answer.
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  • It's what I turnout to be as an act,
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  • I call it an unction.
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  • And as a result of it, italways seems to work out right.
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  • - Pastor Ed, I think, Iknow that we've never been
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  • through a time like this,
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  • but the social distancingand the be by yourself,
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  • you know, don't getanybody, you know,
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  • give anybody the cooties.
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  • Whoever dreamt we'd actuallybe living that right now.
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  • But I was thinking theother day about how
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  • I know that a lot of peoplearen't home by themselves.
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  • They're not socializingeven with their children.
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  • People your age that arestaying away from everybody.
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  • And I know there's so manypeople that are alone,
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  • self-isolating right now.
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  • And we were talkingabout that that's the way
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  • we're gonna stand beforethe Lord isn't it.
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  • - That's right, everyone'sgonna be standing on his own.
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  • Not gonna be standingwith someone to verify.
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  • Because you understandthat you can't add
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  • to what God knowsabout that person.
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  • And it isn't just theactions of the person,
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  • it's the thoughts, it's theword, it's the attitude,
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  • it's all of those thingsthat will not comply,
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  • will not surrender,will not get.
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  • All it is, I took mywill, I took my will,
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  • and I handed it to him,and I took his will.
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  • That's what thewhole thing is about.
  • 00:16:54.470 --> 00:16:56.538
  • - What's your words ofencouragement for the audience?
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  • You've seen somethings in your life.
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  • You have more experienceat life that Lori and I do.
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  • What's your words ofencouragement to those
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  • that are watching rightnow in this season?
  • 00:17:10.652 --> 00:17:13.689
  • - I would simply tell themnot to allow the unknown
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  • to cause you to fear.
  • 00:17:19.061 --> 00:17:20.496
  • See we really don'tknow what that thing is,
  • 00:17:22.264 --> 00:17:25.367
  • and we get all kinds ofinformation over the news.
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  • Some reporters havedug up some stuff,
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  • and it just doesn'tfit our culture.
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  • But the point it, God isbigger than your culture.
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  • God is bigger thanyour pandemic.
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  • God is big, you understand?
  • 00:17:47.589 --> 00:17:49.758
  • For instance, when we goand look at the Jonah,
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  • everybody talk about,it was a whale.
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  • It was not a whale, it wasa fish that was created
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  • in a blink of an eye becausea whale does not open
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  • to an open throat.
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  • It has somethingthere that filters
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  • so the plankton willgo in and that's it.
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  • Are you following me?
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  • So the point thatwe have to see is
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  • that God loves you morethan anybody in the world,
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  • and he wants the best for you.
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  • And he talks to you more thanyou are willing to admit.
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  • And he knows the possible danger
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  • that might be in front of you.
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  • And sometimes he'llallow you to stumble
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  • to see how you are goingto respond to that.
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  • Are you gonna get allmad, do a little cursing?
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  • No, a bruise is nothinglike a broken leg.
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  • Do you follow?
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  • Let me see if I canput it in another way.
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  • I had a company car.
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  • I had just left the officeover here by the tunnel,
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  • the big hangers, sittingat the stop light.
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  • There was a youngman driving a Lexus.
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  • He must have beenplaying around with the,
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  • all the stuff on the dash.
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  • He hit me at over60 miles an hour.
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  • And I sat therefor a split second.
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  • And I got out and looked at him.
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  • He had curled the wholetrunk, everything.
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  • I had a half a tank of gas.
  • 00:19:46.942 --> 00:19:48.677
  • I also had a copierin that trunk
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  • that was just brokeninto smithereens.
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  • So I drove the carover to the side.
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  • And the lady saidto me, she said,
  • 00:20:06.361 --> 00:20:09.431
  • she pulled over she said,if you need a witness, here.
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  • Then finally the young manwho was driving the car came
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  • and he said, are you okay?
  • 00:20:18.573 --> 00:20:20.609
  • And I said, I'm fine.
  • 00:20:20.609 --> 00:20:21.910
  • But for months after that,I tried to figure out
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  • what it was that God did.
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  • And I remember it was likethere was the Lord sitting,
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  • I was sitting in his lap.
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  • Because all I did is that.
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  • And never had, I spoketo one of the bankers,
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  • and she had had thatsame thing happen,
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  • but she couldn't turn herhead no more than like that.
  • 00:20:50.072 --> 00:20:53.041
  • - Are you saying that you,let me see if I'm taking away
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  • what you want me to takeaway from our conversation.
  • 00:21:00.482 --> 00:21:02.050
  • - Go ahead.
  • 00:21:02.050 --> 00:21:03.452
  • - That you perceive yourselfas God's little boy,
  • 00:21:03.452 --> 00:21:07.789
  • and inside of anytough situation,
  • 00:21:09.157 --> 00:21:12.861
  • perceive yourself as achild in the arms of God,
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  • and sheltered, you know,in the arms of God.
  • 00:21:17.466 --> 00:21:21.236
  • Are you telling us we'resheltered in God's arms
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  • even in this pandemic?
  • 00:21:24.339 --> 00:21:25.140
  • - Sure, sure.
  • 00:21:25.140 --> 00:21:26.007
  • - You believe thatwith all your heart?
  • 00:21:28.276 --> 00:21:29.878
  • - All my heart.
  • 00:21:29.878 --> 00:21:30.679
  • - Your 92 years ofexperience tells you
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  • that we're gonnaget through this?
  • 00:21:34.249 --> 00:21:36.084
  • - You're gonna get throughwith flying colors.
  • 00:21:36.084 --> 00:21:38.387
  • - Pray for our audience inthe last couple of minutes.
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  • - Okay, our precious Father,
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  • I'm so grateful to youfor your loving mercy.
  • 00:21:46.194 --> 00:21:48.830
  • We know you knew a longtime ago this was coming,
  • 00:21:50.265 --> 00:21:52.768
  • but we ask that youwould stand between us
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  • and whatever the intentof the enemy of our soul
  • 00:21:56.872 --> 00:22:00.375
  • wants to do with this mess,
  • 00:22:00.375 --> 00:22:02.778
  • we know that you blockit because you Lord,
  • 00:22:02.778 --> 00:22:07.783
  • you are our Father,
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  • and you love us beyondour understanding.
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  • Please, have it so that nomore families will be affected.
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  • Have it so that thedoctors will find whatever
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  • little thing they wantthat will help those
  • 00:22:23.632 --> 00:22:26.835
  • who have been contaminated,
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  • and then enable them totake it and be healed.
  • 00:22:29.137 --> 00:22:33.008
  • But for those who hide inthe shadow of your wing,
  • 00:22:33.008 --> 00:22:36.678
  • would you please help us topray for those who don't know?
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  • You are God, and you arebigger than anything.
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  • And in the sweet name, theadorable name, the eternal name
  • 00:22:46.888 --> 00:22:50.459
  • of Jesus Christ our Lord,we ask that you would bless
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  • your children everywhere.
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  • And we will alwaysgive you praise.
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  • In your holy name, amen.
  • 00:23:02.070 --> 00:23:04.039
  • - Pray for those peopleand those families
  • 00:23:05.140 --> 00:23:07.542
  • that have lost someoneduring this season.
  • 00:23:07.542 --> 00:23:10.879
  • - Okay, you know in theword that it says this.
  • 00:23:12.080 --> 00:23:16.751
  • It is appointed for manto die once and then
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  • after the judgment.
  • 00:23:20.522 --> 00:23:22.090
  • That sounds like a cruelstatement, but it isn't.
  • 00:23:22.090 --> 00:23:25.527
  • It's to let you knowthat God already know,
  • 00:23:25.527 --> 00:23:28.129
  • that death is where we areeventually gonna wind up.
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  • But in the process, we'regonna wind up either with him
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  • or without him.
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  • And what you need to do,sweethearts, is that you cannot
  • 00:23:38.740 --> 00:23:41.543
  • recall your loved ones.
  • 00:23:41.543 --> 00:23:44.412
  • Would you please put yourtrust in the one who is well
  • 00:23:44.412 --> 00:23:48.250
  • aware of the pain thatyou have and the loss
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  • and understand that allthings work together for good
  • 00:23:52.954 --> 00:23:57.359
  • to those who not onlyknow, but love God.
  • 00:23:57.359 --> 00:24:01.263
  • And you will find out, you'llbe able to get over that loss
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  • and you will be stronger for it.
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  • In the sweet, the eternaland immutable name
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  • of Jesus Christ ourLord we pray, amen.
  • 00:24:09.771 --> 00:24:12.874
  • - Pastor Ed,
  • 00:24:14.376 --> 00:24:15.210
  • - I love you, Pastor Ed.
  • 00:24:15.210 --> 00:24:16.645
  • - Do you pray for Lori and me?
  • 00:24:16.645 --> 00:24:18.813
  • - Mhmm.
  • 00:24:18.813 --> 00:24:20.282
  • - Okay, do you pray forthe TBN family and viewers?
  • 00:24:20.282 --> 00:24:23.718
  • - Yes, I pray primarily forthe wisdom of God for you.
  • 00:24:23.718 --> 00:24:27.656
  • - Thank you Lord.
  • 00:24:27.656 --> 00:24:29.090
  • - And I ask that you wouldalways have an open ear to her.
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  • Understand, becauseshe's not your slave,
  • 00:24:34.062 --> 00:24:37.933
  • she's the other half of you.
  • 00:24:37.933 --> 00:24:39.768
  • God said when you find awife, you found a good thing.
  • 00:24:39.768 --> 00:24:43.572
  • - And no more afterthat statement (laughs).
  • 00:24:43.572 --> 00:24:45.907
  • - The Lord spoke tome one time and said,
  • 00:24:45.907 --> 00:24:48.310
  • I didn't call youand pointed at me,
  • 00:24:48.310 --> 00:24:51.212
  • I called you, and Loriwas standing next to me,
  • 00:24:51.212 --> 00:24:54.182
  • I called you.
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  • So that's a clear understanding.
  • 00:24:55.584 --> 00:24:57.886
  • And in closing and final thing.
  • 00:24:57.886 --> 00:25:00.288
  • What was it likecrossing the Delaware
  • 00:25:01.389 --> 00:25:03.725
  • with George Washington?
  • 00:25:03.725 --> 00:25:05.694
  • (laughing)
  • 00:25:05.694 --> 00:25:06.628
  • - Now you're getting ornery.
  • 00:25:06.628 --> 00:25:08.330
  • What about the honoring.
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  • We're out.
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  • I love you Pastor Ed.
  • 00:25:15.870 --> 00:25:17.606
  • - I love you friend.
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  • Pray for us always.
  • 00:25:18.940 --> 00:25:20.275
  • - Always.- Love you.
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