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Lessons From the Life of Moses Part 3: Hearing God's Voice

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October 27, 2019
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In Touch with Dr. Charles Stanley

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Lessons From the Life of Moses Part 3: Hearing God's Voice

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  • - Dr. Charles Stanley:
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  • God wants to speak to us.
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  • Oftentimes we're not listening,
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  • but our minds are
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  • on other things,
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  • our attention is
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  • on other things.
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  • God loves you.
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  • Jesus died for you and God
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  • intends for you to listen to Him
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  • because He has something to say
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  • - Dr. Stanley:
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  • Four decades ago,
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  • we started In Touch Ministries
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  • to lead people worldwide
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  • into a growing relationship
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  • with Jesus Christ.
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  • Throughout the years,
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  • we've seen God's greatness,
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  • his love and his blessings
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  • in such awesome ways
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  • that we just want everyone
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  • to know him.
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  • So, let's open God's Word
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  • - male announcer: Next on,
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  • "In Touch",
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  • - Dr. Charles Stanley:
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  • Sometimes people will say,
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  • "Well you know,
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  • I've read the Bible,
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  • but I just don't seem
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  • to understand it.
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  • I would read it more often
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  • if I understood it."
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  • Well, what I'd like to do is, in
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  • this passage of Scripture, give
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  • you an idea how to get more out
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  • of whatever you're reading in
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  • the Word of God.
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  • Because oftentimes we read it a
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  • little quickly and we think,
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  • "Well, God ought to tell me
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  • exactly what I need to know
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  • right now."
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  • And I want you to turn if you
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  • will to the third chapter
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  • of Exodus and, I'll give you
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  • a little idea of what's happened
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  • before the passage
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  • we're going to read.
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  • You'll recall that Moses killed
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  • an Egyptian and as a result he
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  • spent forty years on the other
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  • side of the desert from Egypt
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  • and became a herdsman.
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  • And so, he had
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  • a great downfall in his life.
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  • So now, this passage of
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  • Scripture begins with, "Moses
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  • was pasturing the flock of
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  • Jethro his father-in-law, the
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  • priest of Midian, and he led the
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  • flock to the west side of the
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  • wilderness and came to Horeb,
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  • the mountain of God,
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  • on Mount Sinai."
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  • And then, you know the part
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  • about the burning bush,
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  • and how God worked in his life,
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  • and how suddenly he saw and
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  • heard and felt something that
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  • absolutely changed his life.
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  • So, I want us to look at what
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  • happened to him and I want us
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  • to look at it in light of how
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  • you and I read the Scripture,
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  • and not just a matter
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  • of what it says.
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  • But how do we read
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  • the Scripture?
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  • And because the question you
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  • and I always want to answer is,
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  • "God, what are You saying
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  • to me?"
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  • You know, I could read any part
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  • of this Bible if I'm just
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  • reading it externally and have
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  • no heart in it, most of it
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  • wouldn't make sense at times.
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  • But I want you to understand how
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  • to read the Bible, read a
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  • narrative that you could say,
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  • "Well, I've read that before and
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  • I know what happens."
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  • But the big question is,
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  • "What happened to you?
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  • When you read it,
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  • what did God say to you?
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  • How did it--
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  • what happened to you?"
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  • And most people don't read
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  • the Bible with that in mind.
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  • They're looking for something,
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  • for God to say something
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  • to them, but the question is,
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  • "What is God saying to you
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  • in that passage?"
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  • So, remember Moses is on the
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  • backside of the desert.
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  • Forty years ago, he killed an
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  • Egyptian.
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  • He'd been banished and he's
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  • herding sheep.
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  • Now, I think most any of us
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  • would learn something within
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  • forty years.
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  • And so here he is doing what he
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  • never would have dreamed he
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  • would have been doing.
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  • And so, the first word I want
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  • you to write down is the word,
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  • personal.
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  • If you read the Word of God only
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  • as a narrative and you sort of
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  • exclude yourself from the
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  • environment and you're just
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  • talking about something that
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  • happened years ago, you'll miss
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  • God's personal message in your
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  • life.
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  • So, we read it asking the
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  • question, "God, what are You
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  • saying to me?
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  • And in this particular passage,
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  • after God having dealt with him
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  • at the burning bush,
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  • I want you to think about this.
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  • He says in the tenth verse,
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  • and I'll read a few verses,
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  • "Therefore, come now,
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  • and I will send you to Pharaoh,
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  • so that you may bring
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  • My people, the sons
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  • of Israel, out of Egypt."
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  • But Moses said to God,
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  • "Who am I,
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  • that I should go to Pharaoh,
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  • and that I should bring the sons
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  • of Israel out of Egypt."
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  • And He said, "Certainly I will
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  • be with you, and this shall be
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  • a sign to you that it is I who
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  • have sent you: when you have
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  • brought the people out of Egypt,
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  • you shall worship God
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  • at this mountain."
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  • So, he's in this setting now,
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  • and God has spoken to him,
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  • so the next word I want you
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  • to jot down is specific.
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  • God doesn't speak
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  • in generalities.
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  • Everything about that
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  • is specific.
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  • God says, "Therefore, I will
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  • send you and you are to bring
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  • My people, the sons of Israel,
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  • out of Egypt."
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  • And so, naturally,
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  • he has a question.
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  • Think about this.
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  • When you read the Word of God,
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  • do you read it with, with God's
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  • message to you in mind?
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  • It's very specific, he said,
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  • "I have a mission for you."
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  • Forty years on the backside
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  • of the desert.
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  • Now God is speaking to him.
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  • The next word is,
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  • encouragement,
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  • because anytime God gives us a
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  • word of something, He wants us
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  • to do or how to do it,
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  • oftentimes He gives us a word of
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  • encouragement because He knows
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  • we need it.
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  • So, when I think about that,
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  • I look at this tenth verse,
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  • "Therefore, come now, and I will
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  • send you to Pharaoh, so that you
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  • may bring My people, the sons
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  • of Israel, out of Egypt."
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  • It was a word of awesome
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  • encouragement.
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  • Think about this.
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  • That was His idea forty years
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  • ago when he killed one Egyptian.
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  • He had the wrong means, wrong
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  • time, everything about it was
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  • wrong.
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  • And now, forty years later, God
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  • says, "Alright, you're ready."
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  • And so He says, "I'm going to
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  • send you to Pharaoh, so that you
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  • may bring My people, the sons of
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  • Israel, out of Egypt."
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  • But Moses said to God,
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  • "Who am I.
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  • Who am I that I should go to
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  • Pharaoh, and that I should bring
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  • the sons of Israel
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  • out of Egypt."
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  • And so, the word's
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  • encouragement, because
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  • oftentimes God will say
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  • something to us in His Word,
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  • and usually He prefaces it
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  • sometimes with encouragement,
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  • sometimes afterwards.
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  • But God always wants us not only
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  • to listen, but to believe that
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  • when He's speaking to us.
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  • You say, "Well, I don't know of
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  • anybody God's spoken to."
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  • How would I believe?
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  • We believe God speaks to us
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  • because He is God, and because
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  • He's a God of love.
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  • And how does He encourage us?
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  • He doesn't just encourage us by
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  • giving us things.
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  • That's what most people think.
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  • Well look how wonderful God is.
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  • Look what He gave me.
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  • Well, what about the time you
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  • were sick.
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  • What about the time you were
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  • going through difficulty and
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  • hardship and pain, sorrow, loss?
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  • Well, did God love you then?
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  • Yes, He did.
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  • So, what I want you to see is in
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  • these narratives, there's truth.
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  • There are things that God wants
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  • to say to us that oftentimes
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  • we overlook.
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  • The next word is, serious.
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  • This is serious business.
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  • The burning bush was God's way
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  • of miraculously getting Moses'
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  • attention.
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  • Attention from anything and
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  • everything else that he'd ever
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  • thought of and reminding him
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  • that He's a God of Abraham,
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  • Isaac, and Jacob, and that God
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  • is still there, that He has not
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  • left him in forty years though
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  • he is suffering from the result
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  • of doing things his way.
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  • And so, what does He say?
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  • He says, "Therefore, come and I
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  • will send you to Pharaoh."
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  • Moses said to Him, "Who am I?"
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  • "Certainly I will be with you,"
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  • God says.
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  • What an encouragement word
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  • that is.
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  • Listen to that.
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  • He didn't just say I'm going to
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  • be with you.
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  • He said, "Certainly."
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  • That is, rest in this.
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  • Make sure you know this, "I will
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  • be with you and this shall be
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  • the sign to you that it is I who
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  • brought you, the people out of
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  • Egypt, you shall worship God at
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  • this mountain."
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  • God always wants--watch this
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  • carefully.
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  • He wants us to understand when
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  • He's speaking to us.
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  • Well, can God speak to us
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  • anywhere anytime?
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  • Yes, He could.
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  • But I think God wants to speak
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  • to us oftentimes when we're not
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  • listening, but our minds are on
  • 00:08:56.260 --> 00:08:59.260
  • other things, our attention is
  • 00:08:59.260 --> 00:09:01.160
  • on other things.
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  • God loves you.
  • 00:09:03.020 --> 00:09:05.200
  • Jesus died for you and God
  • 00:09:05.200 --> 00:09:07.150
  • intends for you to listen to Him
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  • because He has something to say
  • 00:09:10.110 --> 00:09:12.020
  • to you.
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  • Nobody's beyond the voice
  • 00:09:13.190 --> 00:09:15.010
  • of God.
  • 00:09:15.010 --> 00:09:16.220
  • Because He's always calling,
  • 00:09:16.220 --> 00:09:17.290
  • always to get our attention.
  • 00:09:17.290 --> 00:09:20.250
  • God always wants our attention.
  • 00:09:20.250 --> 00:09:23.050
  • He wants our attention because
  • 00:09:23.050 --> 00:09:24.180
  • He is speaking to us.
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  • He wants the best for us.
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  • He'll guide us if we'll listen
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  • to Him.
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  • But if I'm not listening and
  • 00:09:30.000 --> 00:09:30.270
  • paying no attention, I'm not
  • 00:09:30.270 --> 00:09:32.070
  • going to follow the will of God.
  • 00:09:32.070 --> 00:09:35.020
  • So, the next word is, command.
  • 00:09:35.270 --> 00:09:38.270
  • Now it's wonderful to listen
  • 00:09:38.270 --> 00:09:40.070
  • to God and it's wonderful
  • 00:09:40.070 --> 00:09:42.000
  • to think how wonderful God is
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  • and how gracious and good He is.
  • 00:09:44.040 --> 00:09:45.290
  • But when He gives a command,
  • 00:09:45.290 --> 00:09:47.200
  • what does He expect?
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  • One word.
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  • What is it?
  • 00:09:50.270 --> 00:09:52.090
  • You got it, obedience.
  • 00:09:52.090 --> 00:09:54.080
  • And so, listen to what He said
  • 00:09:54.080 --> 00:09:55.170
  • in the tenth verse, He said ,
  • 00:09:55.170 --> 00:09:57.290
  • "Therefore, come now, and I will
  • 00:09:57.290 --> 00:09:59.050
  • send you."
  • 00:09:59.050 --> 00:10:00.090
  • Now, that's the part I think all
  • 00:10:00.090 --> 00:10:01.060
  • of a sudden really got his
  • 00:10:01.060 --> 00:10:03.120
  • attention.
  • 00:10:03.120 --> 00:10:05.080
  • It's one thing to see the
  • 00:10:05.080 --> 00:10:06.090
  • burning bush, maybe
  • 00:10:06.090 --> 00:10:07.050
  • God's speaking to somebody,
  • 00:10:07.050 --> 00:10:08.100
  • but He said, "I'm sending you
  • 00:10:08.100 --> 00:10:09.250
  • to Pharaoh.
  • 00:10:09.250 --> 00:10:11.030
  • Yes, Pharaoh in Egypt.
  • 00:10:11.030 --> 00:10:12.230
  • The Pharaoh that cast you out is
  • 00:10:13.050 --> 00:10:16.050
  • dead, but there's another
  • 00:10:16.050 --> 00:10:17.260
  • Pharaoh.
  • 00:10:17.260 --> 00:10:19.060
  • I'm sending you to Pharaoh so
  • 00:10:19.060 --> 00:10:20.180
  • that you may bring My people,
  • 00:10:20.180 --> 00:10:22.250
  • the sons of Israel, out of
  • 00:10:22.250 --> 00:10:24.010
  • Egypt."
  • 00:10:24.010 --> 00:10:25.000
  • Totally unbelievable.
  • 00:10:25.000 --> 00:10:27.090
  • How send me there to take
  • 00:10:28.060 --> 00:10:31.060
  • two million people out of Egypt,
  • 00:10:34.040 --> 00:10:37.040
  • when Egypt is armed
  • 00:10:37.040 --> 00:10:38.080
  • like an armory.
  • 00:10:38.080 --> 00:10:40.000
  • God, You--I must have
  • 00:10:40.000 --> 00:10:41.210
  • misread that.
  • 00:10:41.210 --> 00:10:43.030
  • God, say that again.
  • 00:10:43.030 --> 00:10:44.000
  • "Come now, and I will send you
  • 00:10:44.000 --> 00:10:46.050
  • to Pharaoh, so that you may
  • 00:10:46.050 --> 00:10:47.210
  • bring My people, the sons of
  • 00:10:47.210 --> 00:10:49.110
  • Israel, out of Egypt."
  • 00:10:49.110 --> 00:10:51.230
  • Moses said to God,
  • 00:10:51.230 --> 00:10:53.280
  • just what you and I would say.
  • 00:10:53.280 --> 00:10:55.110
  • What would we say?
  • 00:10:55.110 --> 00:10:56.250
  • "Who am I?
  • 00:10:56.250 --> 00:10:58.080
  • Who am I, that I should go to
  • 00:10:58.080 --> 00:10:59.080
  • Pharaoh, that I should bring the
  • 00:10:59.080 --> 00:11:00.190
  • sons of Israel out of Egypt."
  • 00:11:00.190 --> 00:11:02.040
  • That is, "God, You've knocked
  • 00:11:02.040 --> 00:11:04.050
  • on the wrong door.
  • 00:11:04.050 --> 00:11:05.110
  • You have the wrong person.
  • 00:11:05.110 --> 00:11:06.120
  • You rang somebody's doorbell,
  • 00:11:06.120 --> 00:11:08.190
  • but not me.
  • 00:11:08.190 --> 00:11:10.170
  • I'm a fugitive.
  • 00:11:10.170 --> 00:11:11.220
  • I'm an enemy as far as Egypt is
  • 00:11:11.220 --> 00:11:14.100
  • concerned."
  • 00:11:14.100 --> 00:11:16.000
  • You listen to God.
  • 00:11:16.000 --> 00:11:18.020
  • You don't put God in a box.
  • 00:11:18.020 --> 00:11:19.270
  • When God says,
  • 00:11:19.270 --> 00:11:20.220
  • I want to send you somewhere,
  • 00:11:20.220 --> 00:11:22.080
  • or I want you to do something,
  • 00:11:22.080 --> 00:11:23.200
  • He means what He says.
  • 00:11:23.200 --> 00:11:25.130
  • Now, inescapable.
  • 00:11:25.130 --> 00:11:28.060
  • Write that word down.
  • 00:11:28.060 --> 00:11:29.200
  • Inescapable.
  • 00:11:29.200 --> 00:11:30.270
  • When God chooses to do something
  • 00:11:30.270 --> 00:11:33.200
  • in your life, when He chooses
  • 00:11:33.200 --> 00:11:35.210
  • to use you in a certain way
  • 00:11:35.210 --> 00:11:37.080
  • to speak to someone to win them
  • 00:11:37.080 --> 00:11:39.200
  • to Christ, or to do something
  • 00:11:39.200 --> 00:11:41.090
  • whatever it might be,
  • 00:11:41.090 --> 00:11:43.050
  • it's inescapable.
  • 00:11:43.050 --> 00:11:44.240
  • That is, in the eyes of God,
  • 00:11:44.240 --> 00:11:46.100
  • He doesn't change His mind
  • 00:11:46.100 --> 00:11:47.280
  • because you don't like it,
  • 00:11:47.280 --> 00:11:49.230
  • because you think
  • 00:11:49.230 --> 00:11:50.220
  • you can't afford it,
  • 00:11:50.220 --> 00:11:52.050
  • because you don't know
  • 00:11:52.050 --> 00:11:53.050
  • what somebody will say,
  • 00:11:53.050 --> 00:11:54.170
  • or you don't question
  • 00:11:54.170 --> 00:11:56.040
  • their particular viewpoint,
  • 00:11:56.040 --> 00:11:58.220
  • that's not the issue.
  • 00:11:58.220 --> 00:12:00.070
  • God says,
  • 00:12:00.070 --> 00:12:01.040
  • "I'm going to send you.
  • 00:12:01.040 --> 00:12:02.240
  • I'm sending you to Pharaoh.
  • 00:12:02.240 --> 00:12:04.240
  • And when God--
  • 00:12:04.240 --> 00:12:05.280
  • listen, when God says,
  • 00:12:05.280 --> 00:12:07.060
  • "This is what I'm going to do."
  • 00:12:07.060 --> 00:12:08.240
  • You don't change God's mind.
  • 00:12:08.240 --> 00:12:11.180
  • So, the next word is,
  • 00:12:11.180 --> 00:12:14.180
  • frightening.
  • 00:12:14.180 --> 00:12:15.220
  • You say, "Well, why do you use
  • 00:12:15.220 --> 00:12:17.080
  • the word frightening?
  • 00:12:17.080 --> 00:12:18.230
  • Well, verse eleven, "But Moses
  • 00:12:18.230 --> 00:12:20.120
  • said to God, "Who am I?"
  • 00:12:20.120 --> 00:12:21.180
  • And He said, "Certainly I will
  • 00:12:21.180 --> 00:12:23.290
  • be with you, and this shall be
  • 00:12:23.290 --> 00:12:25.290
  • the sign to you, it is I who
  • 00:12:25.290 --> 00:12:27.230
  • have sent you: when you have
  • 00:12:27.230 --> 00:12:29.150
  • brought the people out of Egypt,
  • 00:12:29.150 --> 00:12:30.260
  • you shall worship God at this
  • 00:12:30.260 --> 00:12:32.050
  • mountain."
  • 00:12:32.050 --> 00:12:33.240
  • And so, was he frightened?
  • 00:12:33.240 --> 00:12:36.140
  • Yes, you and I ever have a right
  • 00:12:36.140 --> 00:12:38.140
  • to be frightened when God tells
  • 00:12:38.140 --> 00:12:40.050
  • us to do something?
  • 00:12:40.050 --> 00:12:42.090
  • I've heard many people say over
  • 00:12:42.090 --> 00:12:44.080
  • the years, "When God called me
  • 00:12:44.080 --> 00:12:46.200
  • to preach, I said,
  • 00:12:46.200 --> 00:12:47.230
  • 'Absolutely not.
  • 00:12:47.230 --> 00:12:48.190
  • I can't, I'm scared to death.
  • 00:12:48.190 --> 00:12:50.100
  • I couldn't stand up
  • 00:12:50.100 --> 00:12:51.080
  • in front of anybody.
  • 00:12:51.080 --> 00:12:52.110
  • I couldn't remember anything.
  • 00:12:52.110 --> 00:12:53.230
  • I know I'd forget.'"
  • 00:12:53.230 --> 00:12:55.190
  • People are frightened.
  • 00:12:55.190 --> 00:12:57.040
  • And so, what was God's answer
  • 00:12:57.040 --> 00:12:58.160
  • to this?
  • 00:12:58.160 --> 00:12:59.120
  • This is an awesome answer.
  • 00:12:59.120 --> 00:13:01.000
  • What was God's answer?
  • 00:13:01.000 --> 00:13:02.260
  • So, look at verse thirteen,
  • 00:13:02.260 --> 00:13:04.140
  • "Then Moses said to God,
  • 00:13:04.140 --> 00:13:05.240
  • 'Behold, I am going to the sons
  • 00:13:05.240 --> 00:13:07.110
  • of Israel, and I will say
  • 00:13:08.120 --> 00:13:11.120
  • to them, 'The God of
  • 00:13:11.120 --> 00:13:13.090
  • your fathers has sent me to you.
  • 00:13:13.090 --> 00:13:15.030
  • Now they may say to me,
  • 00:13:15.030 --> 00:13:17.000
  • 'What is His name?'"
  • 00:13:17.000 --> 00:13:18.100
  • This was the answer,
  • 00:13:18.100 --> 00:13:19.210
  • "Just tell them I AM sent you."
  • 00:13:19.210 --> 00:13:22.030
  • What?
  • 00:13:22.030 --> 00:13:24.210
  • I AM, just tell them that.
  • 00:13:24.210 --> 00:13:26.150
  • "I AM WHO I AM", and,
  • 00:13:26.150 --> 00:13:28.180
  • "Thus you shall say
  • 00:13:28.180 --> 00:13:30.250
  • to the sons of Israel,
  • 00:13:30.250 --> 00:13:32.030
  • 'I AM has sent Me to you.
  • 00:13:32.030 --> 00:13:34.220
  • I AM has sent me to you.'"
  • 00:13:34.220 --> 00:13:36.120
  • What would you have said
  • 00:13:36.120 --> 00:13:37.160
  • to that?
  • 00:13:37.160 --> 00:13:39.060
  • "Who is I AM?"
  • 00:13:39.060 --> 00:13:41.120
  • "The Great I AM."
  • 00:13:41.120 --> 00:13:42.190
  • That's who He is.
  • 00:13:42.190 --> 00:13:43.270
  • He's the sovereign God
  • 00:13:43.270 --> 00:13:45.020
  • of the universe.
  • 00:13:45.020 --> 00:13:46.110
  • And He introduced Himself
  • 00:13:46.110 --> 00:13:48.120
  • to Moses by saying,
  • 00:13:48.120 --> 00:13:50.060
  • "You tell them that I AM.
  • 00:13:50.060 --> 00:13:52.210
  • The maker of all things,
  • 00:13:52.210 --> 00:13:55.140
  • the One true God has sent you
  • 00:13:55.140 --> 00:13:58.110
  • to free My people out of Egypt."
  • 00:13:59.290 --> 00:14:03.010
  • Now, how else could God have
  • 00:14:03.010 --> 00:14:04.110
  • said so much?
  • 00:14:04.110 --> 00:14:05.170
  • He could have said,
  • 00:14:05.170 --> 00:14:06.200
  • "Well, I have armies," or,
  • 00:14:06.200 --> 00:14:08.100
  • I, this, that, and the other.
  • 00:14:08.100 --> 00:14:09.130
  • But when He said,
  • 00:14:09.130 --> 00:14:10.100
  • "Tell them that I AM sent you.
  • 00:14:10.100 --> 00:14:12.040
  • I AM, I AM, I AM the sovereign
  • 00:14:12.040 --> 00:14:14.280
  • God of the universe in control
  • 00:14:14.280 --> 00:14:16.230
  • of all things, therefore,
  • 00:14:16.230 --> 00:14:18.160
  • I sent you."
  • 00:14:18.160 --> 00:14:19.290
  • What should that say to them?
  • 00:14:19.290 --> 00:14:21.280
  • Well, first of all, they
  • 00:14:21.280 --> 00:14:22.220
  • wouldn't understand that,
  • 00:14:22.220 --> 00:14:24.010
  • but He said that's what
  • 00:14:24.010 --> 00:14:25.100
  • you're to say to them.
  • 00:14:25.100 --> 00:14:26.280
  • But, He also made him a promise.
  • 00:14:26.280 --> 00:14:28.280
  • He said, "I'm going to send you
  • 00:14:28.280 --> 00:14:31.050
  • and I'm going to be, I'll be
  • 00:14:31.050 --> 00:14:33.100
  • with you, and this'll be, this
  • 00:14:33.100 --> 00:14:35.070
  • shall be a sign to you."
  • 00:14:35.070 --> 00:14:37.130
  • So, remember this.
  • 00:14:37.130 --> 00:14:39.130
  • Whenever God tells us to do
  • 00:14:39.130 --> 00:14:41.280
  • anything, we have the promise of
  • 00:14:41.280 --> 00:14:44.120
  • His assistance, His presence,
  • 00:14:44.260 --> 00:14:47.260
  • His power, His whatever we need,
  • 00:14:49.050 --> 00:14:52.050
  • He's there.
  • 00:14:52.050 --> 00:14:53.080
  • God would never send you
  • 00:14:53.080 --> 00:14:54.030
  • empty-handed to do a task.
  • 00:14:54.080 --> 00:14:57.080
  • When you trusted Jesus Christ
  • 00:14:57.080 --> 00:14:58.180
  • as your personal Savior,
  • 00:14:58.180 --> 00:15:00.190
  • what happened to you?
  • 00:15:00.190 --> 00:15:02.200
  • One thing that happened to you
  • 00:15:02.200 --> 00:15:03.250
  • is this.
  • 00:15:03.250 --> 00:15:05.000
  • He came into your heart to
  • 00:15:05.000 --> 00:15:06.060
  • dwell, and the Holy Spirit who
  • 00:15:06.060 --> 00:15:08.070
  • now inhabits you, speaks through
  • 00:15:08.070 --> 00:15:10.240
  • you, has all the answers you and
  • 00:15:10.240 --> 00:15:12.280
  • I need to be obedient to God.
  • 00:15:12.280 --> 00:15:15.250
  • He says, I'm going to be with
  • 00:15:15.250 --> 00:15:17.000
  • you.
  • 00:15:17.000 --> 00:15:18.250
  • You and I can write this down.
  • 00:15:18.250 --> 00:15:21.250
  • You can write this by this
  • 00:15:21.250 --> 00:15:23.060
  • verse.
  • 00:15:23.160 --> 00:15:26.160
  • That is that God will always be
  • 00:15:27.090 --> 00:15:30.090
  • with you no matter where you go,
  • 00:15:30.090 --> 00:15:33.010
  • where He sends you, what goes on
  • 00:15:33.060 --> 00:15:36.060
  • in your life.
  • 00:15:36.060 --> 00:15:37.220
  • He says, "I will never leave you
  • 00:15:37.220 --> 00:15:40.180
  • nor forsake you."
  • 00:15:40.180 --> 00:15:42.190
  • Have you ever felt forsaken by
  • 00:15:42.190 --> 00:15:45.190
  • God?
  • 00:15:47.190 --> 00:15:50.190
  • I have, once, forsaken by God.
  • 00:15:50.190 --> 00:15:53.020
  • Was I a believer then?
  • 00:15:53.020 --> 00:15:54.050
  • Yes, I was.
  • 00:15:54.050 --> 00:15:55.190
  • But the circumstances,
  • 00:15:55.190 --> 00:15:56.230
  • I felt forsaken.
  • 00:15:56.230 --> 00:15:59.190
  • I knew He hadn't forsaken me,
  • 00:15:59.190 --> 00:16:00.280
  • but I felt it.
  • 00:16:00.280 --> 00:16:02.220
  • But I finally I also realize,
  • 00:16:02.220 --> 00:16:05.030
  • I don't live by my feelings,
  • 00:16:05.030 --> 00:16:06.250
  • I live by the truth,
  • 00:16:06.250 --> 00:16:07.250
  • the truth of the Word of God.
  • 00:16:07.250 --> 00:16:09.250
  • And so therefore,
  • 00:16:09.250 --> 00:16:10.270
  • I can claim His presence.
  • 00:16:10.270 --> 00:16:12.190
  • So, He made a promise,
  • 00:16:12.190 --> 00:16:14.180
  • I'll be with you.
  • 00:16:14.180 --> 00:16:16.000
  • And then, here was His word
  • 00:16:16.000 --> 00:16:17.070
  • of assurance to them.
  • 00:16:17.070 --> 00:16:19.040
  • He said in verse nineteen,
  • 00:16:21.090 --> 00:16:24.090
  • "But I know that
  • 00:16:24.090 --> 00:16:25.010
  • the king of Egypt
  • 00:16:25.010 --> 00:16:26.000
  • will not permit you to go,
  • 00:16:26.000 --> 00:16:27.010
  • except under compulsion.
  • 00:16:27.010 --> 00:16:28.220
  • So I will stretch out My hand,
  • 00:16:28.220 --> 00:16:30.160
  • strike Egypt with all
  • 00:16:30.160 --> 00:16:32.060
  • My miracles which I shall do in
  • 00:16:32.060 --> 00:16:34.100
  • the midst of it, and after that,
  • 00:16:34.100 --> 00:16:36.000
  • he will let you go."
  • 00:16:37.160 --> 00:16:40.160
  • Think about that.
  • 00:16:40.160 --> 00:16:42.120
  • You say, "Well, I don't think
  • 00:16:42.120 --> 00:16:43.000
  • God would be that clear to me."
  • 00:16:43.040 --> 00:16:46.040
  • Yes, He would.
  • 00:16:46.040 --> 00:16:48.120
  • I'll tell you how clear
  • 00:16:48.120 --> 00:16:49.010
  • God will be.
  • 00:16:49.010 --> 00:16:50.120
  • He'll be clear enough
  • 00:16:50.120 --> 00:16:51.150
  • that you understand
  • 00:16:51.150 --> 00:16:53.100
  • what He's requiring of you.
  • 00:16:53.100 --> 00:16:55.270
  • God would never tell you to do
  • 00:16:55.270 --> 00:16:57.010
  • something without helping you
  • 00:16:57.010 --> 00:16:58.140
  • understand how and remind you
  • 00:16:58.140 --> 00:17:00.120
  • that He will aid you in the
  • 00:17:00.120 --> 00:17:01.190
  • process, a word of assurance.
  • 00:17:01.190 --> 00:17:03.180
  • Then, requirement is
  • 00:17:03.280 --> 00:17:06.280
  • another word.
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  • Remember what He said to him
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  • at the burning bush?
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  • What was His requirement?
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  • He said, "I want you to take off
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  • your shoes.
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  • I want you to recognize
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  • you're--listen.
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  • I want you to recognize
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  • you're standing on holy ground.
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  • Not on shoe leather, not on
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  • sandals, on holy ground."
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  • It's you, Me, God says,
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  • the fire and holy ground.
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  • There is a reason.
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  • And so, He said, "Take your
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  • shoes off, now."
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  • Once in a while, when God's
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  • working in our life, He'll
  • 00:17:37.000 --> 00:17:38.080
  • require something of us that we
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  • think's foolish.
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  • Say, "Lord, I don't need to do
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  • that."
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  • If God tells you to do something
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  • that, He won't do, He won't tell
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  • you to do something wrong.
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  • But He may require of you
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  • something that appears to be
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  • foolish to you.
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  • Let's say, if God spoke to my
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  • heart about something and He
  • 00:17:56.290 --> 00:17:58.280
  • said to me, "I want you to give
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  • him that sport coat."
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  • "Well, Lord, he's got a lot more
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  • money than I have.
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  • And, besides, it may not fit
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  • him."
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  • "Give him the sport coat."
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  • I could argue all day.
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  • I may have twenty sport coats or
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  • it may be my last one.
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  • But the important thing is,
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  • we obey God
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  • and do what He says do,
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  • as simple as it may be.
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  • And He said to him,
  • 00:18:25.120 --> 00:18:26.200
  • what did He say?
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  • "Take off your shoes.
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  • Do what I tell you to do."
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  • And many people miss the will of
  • 00:18:32.240 --> 00:18:34.150
  • God because, before God brings
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  • them to the thing that will make
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  • a difference in their life, He
  • 00:18:39.180 --> 00:18:40.280
  • takes them, He takes us step
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  • by step.
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  • Then, He says,
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  • "What's the goal?"
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  • The goal is real clear.
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  • The goal is to set My people
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  • free.
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  • God will never tell you to do
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  • something for which He does not
  • 00:18:53.050 --> 00:18:54.270
  • have a reason, a purpose or a
  • 00:18:54.270 --> 00:18:57.000
  • goal.
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  • And listen carefully.
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  • The sooner you and I are willing
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  • and ready and able to obey Him
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  • in simple things, little things,
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  • then what will He do?
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  • He will test of larger things
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  • and greater tests and greater
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  • tests.
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  • But with each one comes a
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  • blessing.
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  • Many people live their whole
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  • Christian life, miss out on
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  • God's best, because their faith
  • 00:19:21.000 --> 00:19:23.060
  • only got three feet long, when
  • 00:19:23.230 --> 00:19:26.230
  • God had intention a mile long.
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  • "Trust Me for big things, trust
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  • Me, trust Me for all that I can
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  • do for you."
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  • And yet, we limit Him because we
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  • can't see our way clear.
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  • He doesn't tell Moses, "Now,
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  • here's what you do.
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  • As long as you can see your way
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  • clear," no.
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  • Then His reassuring word.
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  • Listen.
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  • He says, "I'm going
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  • to stretch out My hand, in this
  • 00:19:49.180 --> 00:19:52.090
  • twentieth verse, "I will stretch
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  • out My hand and strike Egypt
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  • with all My miracles which I
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  • shall do in the midst of it, and
  • 00:19:58.170 --> 00:20:00.210
  • after that, they will let you
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  • go."
  • 00:20:04.050 --> 00:20:06.000
  • God's awesome promise.
  • 00:20:06.000 --> 00:20:07.210
  • And what's the promise?
  • 00:20:07.210 --> 00:20:08.270
  • If you'll notice in all these
  • 00:20:08.270 --> 00:20:09.270
  • passages, the promise is His
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  • presence, His wisdom, His power.
  • 00:20:12.110 --> 00:20:15.110
  • God's working.
  • 00:20:15.110 --> 00:20:17.090
  • If somebody asks you,
  • 00:20:17.090 --> 00:20:19.090
  • "Does God change?"
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  • What would you say?
  • 00:20:20.130 --> 00:20:23.090
  • Well, most of you don't have
  • 00:20:23.090 --> 00:20:24.240
  • any idea.
  • 00:20:24.240 --> 00:20:27.010
  • Let's just think about this
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  • for a moment.
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  • Does God change
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  • in His character?
  • 00:20:29.250 --> 00:20:32.040
  • What about His power?
  • 00:20:32.040 --> 00:20:33.260
  • Does God change in anything?
  • 00:20:33.260 --> 00:20:35.250
  • God is omniscient.
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  • He knows all things.
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  • He doesn't know some things
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  • today and something tomorrow.
  • 00:20:41.050 --> 00:20:42.140
  • That's the way we operate.
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  • He knows all things.
  • 00:20:43.250 --> 00:20:45.020
  • He has all power.
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  • And when He says,
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  • I will be with you.
  • 00:20:47.170 --> 00:20:49.010
  • And He says,
  • 00:20:49.010 --> 00:20:49.250
  • "Here's what I'm going to do.
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  • I know they're not
  • 00:20:51.130 --> 00:20:52.100
  • going to let you go.
  • 00:20:52.100 --> 00:20:53.130
  • I will stretch out My hand
  • 00:20:53.130 --> 00:20:54.210
  • and strike Egypt with all
  • 00:20:54.210 --> 00:20:57.120
  • My miracles which I shall do in
  • 00:20:57.120 --> 00:20:59.020
  • the midst of it, and after that
  • 00:20:59.020 --> 00:21:00.280
  • he will let you go.
  • 00:21:01.230 --> 00:21:04.230
  • Pharaoh will let you go.
  • 00:21:04.230 --> 00:21:06.110
  • I will grant this people favor
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  • in the sight of the Egyptians,
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  • and it shall be that
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  • when you go,
  • 00:21:11.080 --> 00:21:12.200
  • you will not go empty-handed."
  • 00:21:12.200 --> 00:21:15.100
  • He says, "Look,
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  • not only am I going to free you,
  • 00:21:16.110 --> 00:21:18.120
  • but here's what's you'll happen.
  • 00:21:18.230 --> 00:21:21.230
  • When you leave, you're going to
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  • have their gold and silver and
  • 00:21:24.180 --> 00:21:26.040
  • pots and pans and everything
  • 00:21:26.040 --> 00:21:27.160
  • that Egyptians treasure.
  • 00:21:27.160 --> 00:21:29.190
  • You're taking it with you."
  • 00:21:29.190 --> 00:21:31.130
  • That took a lot of faith from
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  • man in sandals and now in bare
  • 00:21:33.290 --> 00:21:36.290
  • feet to believe that God will
  • 00:21:36.290 --> 00:21:39.030
  • use him on all those Egyptians,
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  • with all their might and power
  • 00:21:44.050 --> 00:21:45.210
  • and chariots and soldiers, and a
  • 00:21:45.210 --> 00:21:47.200
  • bunch of Hebrews heading toward
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  • a sea, cross the sea, free from
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  • Egyptian bondage forever.
  • 00:21:54.110 --> 00:21:57.110
  • It took faith.
  • 00:21:57.110 --> 00:22:00.120
  • It took obedience to God.
  • 00:22:00.120 --> 00:22:02.060
  • Now you say, "Why do you, why do
  • 00:22:02.060 --> 00:22:03.090
  • you list all these words up
  • 00:22:03.090 --> 00:22:04.280
  • here?"
  • 00:22:04.280 --> 00:22:06.120
  • Because I want you to think
  • 00:22:06.120 --> 00:22:07.100
  • about it.
  • 00:22:07.100 --> 00:22:08.080
  • When you read a passage of
  • 00:22:08.080 --> 00:22:09.110
  • Scripture, ask yourself some
  • 00:22:09.110 --> 00:22:10.140
  • questions.
  • 00:22:10.140 --> 00:22:13.140
  • Ask yourself some questions.
  • 00:22:13.140 --> 00:22:15.010
  • God, what does this say to me?
  • 00:22:15.010 --> 00:22:17.020
  • You can ask Him anything.
  • 00:22:17.020 --> 00:22:19.000
  • He will share with you what you
  • 00:22:19.000 --> 00:22:20.260
  • need to know to be obedient to
  • 00:22:20.260 --> 00:22:22.180
  • Him.
  • 00:22:22.180 --> 00:22:23.290
  • In other words, God is so
  • 00:22:23.290 --> 00:22:25.040
  • willing to fill us up with
  • 00:22:25.040 --> 00:22:26.260
  • Himself, and to meet every
  • 00:22:26.260 --> 00:22:28.130
  • single need of our life if we'll
  • 00:22:28.130 --> 00:22:30.010
  • trust Him.
  • 00:22:30.010 --> 00:22:31.110
  • And this passage is a wonderful
  • 00:22:31.110 --> 00:22:32.280
  • passage about a man who forty
  • 00:22:32.280 --> 00:22:35.030
  • years on the other side of the
  • 00:22:35.030 --> 00:22:37.250
  • desert, he had nothing.
  • 00:22:37.250 --> 00:22:40.120
  • What does that say about
  • 00:22:40.120 --> 00:22:41.220
  • forgiveness?
  • 00:22:41.220 --> 00:22:43.080
  • But what does it say about
  • 00:22:43.080 --> 00:22:44.060
  • chastisement?
  • 00:22:44.060 --> 00:22:45.230
  • What does it say about being
  • 00:22:45.230 --> 00:22:46.190
  • disobedient to God and paying
  • 00:22:46.190 --> 00:22:48.170
  • the consequences.
  • 00:22:48.170 --> 00:22:50.160
  • There are some sins that are
  • 00:22:50.160 --> 00:22:52.060
  • very, very, very costly.
  • 00:22:53.120 --> 00:22:56.120
  • We have to put ourselves in that
  • 00:22:56.120 --> 00:22:57.140
  • passage, think.
  • 00:22:57.140 --> 00:22:58.190
  • What would I think?
  • 00:22:58.190 --> 00:22:59.250
  • Why was there a burning bush?
  • 00:22:59.250 --> 00:23:01.020
  • I'll tell you why.
  • 00:23:01.020 --> 00:23:02.170
  • Because Moses would never have
  • 00:23:02.170 --> 00:23:04.240
  • believed out of the blue, we
  • 00:23:04.240 --> 00:23:07.120
  • would say, that God would speak
  • 00:23:07.120 --> 00:23:09.150
  • to him forty years later as a
  • 00:23:09.150 --> 00:23:12.110
  • mere shepherd and tell him to go
  • 00:23:12.170 --> 00:23:15.170
  • back and meet Pharaoh, challenge
  • 00:23:15.170 --> 00:23:18.130
  • him, and then, personally lead
  • 00:23:18.130 --> 00:23:20.140
  • all of the Hebrews out of
  • 00:23:20.140 --> 00:23:22.190
  • Egyptian bondage without firing
  • 00:23:22.190 --> 00:23:24.180
  • a shot.
  • 00:23:24.180 --> 00:23:26.160
  • Nobody would believe that.
  • 00:23:26.160 --> 00:23:29.000
  • But that's exactly what God did.
  • 00:23:29.040 --> 00:23:32.040
  • Well, you may know in your
  • 00:23:32.040 --> 00:23:33.200
  • heart, God's been speaking to
  • 00:23:33.200 --> 00:23:35.000
  • you and you've been putting it
  • 00:23:35.000 --> 00:23:36.120
  • off.
  • 00:23:36.120 --> 00:23:37.120
  • Maybe you're not even really
  • 00:23:37.120 --> 00:23:38.290
  • sure what God is saying.
  • 00:23:38.290 --> 00:23:40.230
  • But would you be willing to say
  • 00:23:40.230 --> 00:23:42.000
  • to Him today, "Lord, I don't
  • 00:23:42.000 --> 00:23:44.030
  • know what You're saying, but I
  • 00:23:44.030 --> 00:23:45.250
  • humble myself before You, and
  • 00:23:45.250 --> 00:23:48.000
  • I'll make it my priority to
  • 00:23:48.000 --> 00:23:49.210
  • listen to You, quietly listen to
  • 00:23:50.090 --> 00:23:53.090
  • You until I hear what You want
  • 00:23:53.090 --> 00:23:55.240
  • me to do."
  • 00:23:55.240 --> 00:23:57.170
  • If you've never trusted Jesus
  • 00:23:57.170 --> 00:23:58.200
  • Christ as your Savior, I can
  • 00:23:58.200 --> 00:24:00.040
  • answer that question.
  • 00:24:00.040 --> 00:24:01.180
  • He wants you to ask Him to
  • 00:24:01.180 --> 00:24:03.000
  • forgive you of your sins, place
  • 00:24:03.000 --> 00:24:04.210
  • your trust in Him, rely upon Him
  • 00:24:04.210 --> 00:24:06.170
  • and watch Him begin to work in
  • 00:24:06.170 --> 00:24:09.040
  • your life things you would never
  • 00:24:09.040 --> 00:24:11.170
  • dream of.
  • 00:24:11.170 --> 00:24:13.130
  • You know what?
  • 00:24:13.130 --> 00:24:14.230
  • God will do far more in your
  • 00:24:14.230 --> 00:24:16.040
  • life than you expect, if you'll
  • 00:24:16.040 --> 00:24:18.260
  • ask Him, watch carefully, ask
  • 00:24:18.260 --> 00:24:21.000
  • Him and obey Him step by step.
  • 00:24:22.150 --> 00:24:25.150
  • It all ends up in obeying God.
  • 00:24:25.280 --> 00:24:28.280
  • Trusting Him no matter what He
  • 00:24:28.280 --> 00:24:30.240
  • says and watch Him work.
  • 00:24:31.030 --> 00:24:34.030
  • Amen?
  • 00:24:34.030 --> 00:24:35.160
  • Father, we thank You for being
  • 00:24:35.160 --> 00:24:36.180
  • who You are.
  • 00:24:36.180 --> 00:24:38.110
  • Being patient with us,
  • 00:24:38.110 --> 00:24:40.020
  • helping us through those
  • 00:24:40.020 --> 00:24:42.110
  • difficult times.
  • 00:24:42.110 --> 00:24:44.080
  • We know that we will never see
  • 00:24:44.080 --> 00:24:46.020
  • a burning bush as Moses saw it.
  • 00:24:46.020 --> 00:24:48.290
  • We don't need to.
  • 00:24:48.290 --> 00:24:50.170
  • We don't need a bush,
  • 00:24:50.170 --> 00:24:51.290
  • we just need the cross.
  • 00:24:51.290 --> 00:24:53.240
  • And what we see at the cross
  • 00:24:53.240 --> 00:24:54.290
  • is your love, goodness, mercy,
  • 00:24:54.290 --> 00:24:57.090
  • kindness, generosity,
  • 00:24:57.090 --> 00:24:58.200
  • help, it's all there.
  • 00:24:58.230 --> 00:25:01.250
  • We say,
  • 00:25:01.250 --> 00:25:02.230
  • "Thank You for loving us.
  • 00:25:02.230 --> 00:25:04.060
  • Thank You for forgiving us.
  • 00:25:04.060 --> 00:25:05.250
  • Teach us the truth.
  • 00:25:05.250 --> 00:25:06.270
  • Teach us how to walk in it and
  • 00:25:06.270 --> 00:25:08.250
  • teach us how to be obedient."
  • 00:25:08.250 --> 00:25:11.150
  • And we pray that you'll use
  • 00:25:11.150 --> 00:25:12.220
  • each of us to bring Yourself
  • 00:25:12.220 --> 00:25:14.160
  • glory and honor.
  • 00:25:14.160 --> 00:25:16.040
  • And Lord, not that we would
  • 00:25:16.040 --> 00:25:17.220
  • bring people out of bondage
  • 00:25:17.220 --> 00:25:19.120
  • by the thousands,
  • 00:25:19.120 --> 00:25:20.240
  • but one at a time,
  • 00:25:20.240 --> 00:25:23.000
  • with a personal testimony
  • 00:25:23.000 --> 00:25:24.130
  • of Your grace in our life.
  • 00:25:24.130 --> 00:25:26.180
  • In Jesus's name.
  • 00:25:26.180 --> 00:25:28.010
  • Amen?
  • 00:25:28.010 --> 00:25:29.010
  • - announcer: If you've
  • 00:25:31.150 --> 00:25:32.040
  • been blessed by today's program,
  • 00:25:32.040 --> 00:25:33.250
  • - announcer: What is God's will
  • 00:25:40.150 --> 00:25:41.050
  • for your life?
  • 00:25:41.050 --> 00:25:42.200
  • Does he really have
  • 00:25:42.200 --> 00:25:43.110
  • a specific plan for you?
  • 00:25:43.110 --> 00:25:44.290
  • And how do you know for certain
  • 00:25:44.290 --> 00:25:45.280
  • if you've heard Him correctly?
  • 00:25:45.280 --> 00:25:47.180
  • God's will for your life doesn't
  • 00:25:47.180 --> 00:25:48.290
  • have to remain a mystery.
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  • Introducing Dr. Stanley's
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  • newest book, "The Will of God."
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  • - male: Alexa,
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  • - Dr. Stanley: The Lord
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  • has blessed me personally
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  • over the years.
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  • Here's what I can tell you--
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  • - announcer: Charles Stanley
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  • - female: Some people think
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  • the Bible is so boring.
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  • - female: That it's no longer
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  • relevant.
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  • - male: That it teaches us
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  • we can't have any fun.
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  • - male: But the Bible is
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  • a book for my life.
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  • - all: Your life.
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  • - all: Our lives.
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  • - female: It gives me
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  • perspective.
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  • - male: It's fulfilling.
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  • - female: It's historical.
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  • - male: God's Word for us.
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  • - male: He's not just in here.
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  • - female: He's in here.
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  • - female: So read the book
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  • that's written to you.
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  • - both: To us.
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  • - male: To us.
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  • - male: To us.
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  • - Dr. Stanley: From God.
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  • - female announcer:
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  • The Life Principles Bible,
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  • - Becky Stanley Brodersen:
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  • Christianity wasn't something
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  • Dad just believed in or talked
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  • about on Sundays, it was
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  • something he lived and it
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  • - Andy Stanley: All this
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  • extraordinary success is not
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  • because my dad had a master
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  • plan, it's because
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  • - male announcer:
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  • Congratulations Dr. Stanley
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  • for 50 years of ministry with
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  • - announcer: "In Touch,"
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  • leading people worldwide
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  • into a growing relationship with
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  • Jesus Christ and strengthening
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  • the local church.
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  • This program is sponsored by
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  • In Touch Ministries and is made
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  • possible by the grace of God and
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  • - Cyndi Goodman: In watching
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  • Dr. Stanley all these years,
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  • he's still speaking the truth
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  • about hearing the voice of God
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  • and obedience.
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  • There's nothing added to it,
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  • there's nothing that he's taken
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  • away, it's just truthful.
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  • And then it's Dr. Stanley, and
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  • he is an amazing communicator.
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  • There's just no nonsense there
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  • and that's what I love
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  • about him.
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  • You know, he's very honest about
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  • who God is and truthful and
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  • that's essential in the world
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  • that's essential in the world
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