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Angels Part 3

Watch Angels Part 3
June 16, 2019
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Power Point with Jack Graham

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Angels Part 3

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  • Angels are protecting us, providing for us, prevailing
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  • in our behalf in spiritual warfare, fighting our battles,
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  • defeating our enemies. Angels often appear in times of
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  • distress and times of danger, darkness and even death. One of
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  • my favorite angel stories in the Bible happens and described in 2
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  • Kings, chapter 6 when Elisha the prophet and his servant are
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  • living in Dothan and the Syrian army comes against them. The
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  • servant wakes up and is frightened. He's in a panic
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  • because they are facing this army and it looks like certain
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  • doom and disaster. And that's when the great prophet Elisha
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  • prayed in verses 16 and 17, he said: "Do not be afraid, for
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  • those who are with us are more than those who are with them.
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  • Then Elisha prayed and said, 'Oh, Lord, please open his eyes
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  • that he may see.' So the Lord opened the eyes of the young man
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  • and he saw, and behold, the mountain was full of horses and
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  • chariots of fire all around Elisha." God sent... The Lord of
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  • angel armies sent these angel beings to protect his prophet
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  • and his servants and the people of Israel. Yes, there is an
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  • unseen world all around us. Just because you can't see it doesn't
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  • mean it's not real. There are many things that we cannot see
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  • that are real. Energy, laws of logic, laws of gravity, black
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  • holes in the universe; many unseen things are real. The
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  • Scripture says, "As we look not to the things..." This is 2
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  • Corinthians 4:18, "...not to the things that are seen, but to the
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  • things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are
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  • transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal!" And
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  • that means that the unseen realities, including angels, all
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  • around us... all around us. And we should set out affections,
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  • the Scripture says, not on things of earth... this is
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  • Colossians 3: 1 and 2: "But set your mind on things that are
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  • above, not on things that are on earth." We need to elevate our
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  • thinking, and that would include angel beings. We need to be
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  • aware of the angels who are working in our behalf. Now, have
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  • you ever encountered, personally an angel? We can all look back
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  • and see miraculous experiences and events in our lives that are
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  • unexplainable. Things we can't explain as normal or natural. No
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  • human explanation. How a circumstance was changed to our
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  • advantage. Or we had that brush with death, or that near
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  • accident and something happened and you just sensed, when you
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  • look back on it, that you were divinely protected, that somehow
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  • God laid His hand on you and covered you. And you may have
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  • realized looking back that angels were active in your life.
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  • Dr. Ken Cooper is the well-known physician, the father of
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  • aerobics. He is... He and Millie are active members of
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  • Prestonwood. We love them very much. He's a well-known, world
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  • famous doctor. He got the world exercising and he's a scientist
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  • and a physician and a very well respected man, of course, in the
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  • medical community. Dr. Cooper a couple of years ago had a very
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  • unusual experience that he's going to describe for you today.
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  • We went to his office at the Cooper Clinic and we asked him
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  • about this experience. VIDEO: During my formative years I
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  • never had experience with angels, I never heard
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  • presentations about angels or read any books about angels so I
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  • wasn't quite sure they existed. But as I progressed in my
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  • reading and my walk with the Lord, I realized they do exist.
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  • Over the years I've read lots of stories about people that have
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  • had contact with angels. I have no question about the Lord
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  • guiding in my life and doing it through angels. My son Todd and
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  • I went on an expedition to Africa to climb Kilimanjaro.
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  • Went across the border from Kenya into Tanzania but we had a
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  • problem. I had been in South Africa and my passport had a
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  • stamp from South Africa so they weren't... would not let me go
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  • from Kenya into Tanzania. And so finally the guide said, "Well, I
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  • think you pay them some money, we'll probably get across." We
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  • got across and started the mountain climb. I only went to
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  • the 14.000 foot level, but then had to come back and leave the
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  • group. So I left the group by myself, went back from Tanzania,
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  • got to get through Kenya to get back to Nairobi to come back
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  • home. But when I got to the border there I realized I was
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  • illegally in Tanzania. I was worried! I was by myself; no one
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  • knew I was there. So as I was standing in line to go through
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  • Customs, then I thought, "What's going to happen?" All of a
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  • sudden right next to me was a beautiful lady all dressed in
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  • white and said, "Dr. Cooper, I've been waiting for you." I
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  • didn't have any idea who she was. "Let me have your
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  • passport." So she took my passport, opened it up, gave to
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  • the agent; she said, "Stamp it." So he stamped it, gave it back
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  • to me. I turned to thank her and there was no one there. She had
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  • disappeared completely. I looked around the room, tried to find
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  • her. She was... No one there. And I was legal, back through
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  • Customs then, no problem. And I think the Lord kept me from
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  • having a serious problem by providing an angel to help me
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  • get through Customs that day. I could have been incarcerated
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  • there because illegally I was in that country. So, yes, I have no
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  • question in my mind from my experiences, from other
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  • experiences that angels do exist. "No question in my mind
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  • that angels do exist." No, as a believer in Jesus Christ you
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  • should not question the reality of angels protecting us,
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  • prevailing for us, guarding us and guiding us through the steps
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  • and situations of our lives. I've not seen an angel but I've
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  • sensed divine activity in my life many times. I've sensed the
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  • protection of God. Even when I was a little boy three years of
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  • age, and though that was now nearly sixty-three years ago, I
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  • remember what I'm about to tell you like it was yesterday; it's
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  • riveted in my brain. When I was just a little boy I liked to
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  • eat... my mom would make me those sandwiches but I didn't
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  • like to eat the crust. My mom said, "No, you must eat the
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  • crust because (what?) the vitamins are in the crust."
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  • [laughter] But I still didn't want to eat the crust; didn't
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  • care about the vitamins. So every chance I would get I would
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  • peel the crust off. My mom and I went to school to pick up my
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  • brother for lunch. My brother 13 years older than me, was in high
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  • school and I was, again, just three years of age... about that
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  • high. I'm sitting in the back seat. We pick up my brother.
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  • We're on our way and I had my little sandwich. And I decide
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  • with the rebellious little three year old heart that I had, to
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  • peel off the crust. But now I need to get rid of the evidence.
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  • So I looked at my mom, I looked at my brother... I noticed they
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  • were talking and weren't looking, so I reached over to
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  • roll down the window.(Yes, in those days we rolled the window
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  • down and rolled the window up.) But instead of getting hold of
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  • the window opener, I got a hold of the door latch, and I opened
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  • the door. Now maybe you've heard... maybe you've
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  • experienced that if you have a near death experience everything
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  • slows down. Well, I can tell you, for me it was like a movie
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  • in slow motion. I remember myself wrestling against that
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  • door in the wind, trying to shut the door... trying to shut the
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  • door. And I'm wondering because it seems so long, I'm wondering,
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  • "Why isn't my mother stopping the car?" "Why isn't my brother
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  • saying something?" I'm sure it was so fast, but to me it seemed
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  • so long. And I'm fighting against that door and... and I
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  • was just sucked out the door. The car was going 35-40-45 miles
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  • an hour down the highway. I remember tumbling in the air and
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  • thinking to myself, "This is it." Now I didn't know exactly
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  • what "it" was, [laughter] but I knew this was going to be bad!
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  • And as I'm rolling through the air... and again, it seems like
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  • slow motion... I land on my head. My father... my dad would
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  • later say, "It's a good thing Jacky landed on his head. He's
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  • got rocks in his head anyway." [laughter] And I had rocks in my
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  • head that day literally because the gravel from the pavement was
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  • up in my scalp, and I was bleeding from head to foot. But
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  • as I was landing my recall is that it seemed as though
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  • something or someone caught me for a soft landing. I should
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  • have been killed, but it wasn't my time. God had a plan. God had
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  • a call upon my life. And we are in the will of God immortal. [1
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  • John 2:17] "He who does the will of God abides forever," says the
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  • Scripture. So God knew that I had a plan. So I just always
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  • have wondered, "Did God send an angel that day to soften the
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  • landing?" I know God protected me, and I personally believe
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  • that angels may have been present to keep me for the
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  • Lord's work. Billy Graham, of course, is a hero. He wrote a
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  • book on angels in the eighties. It's still a classic. In the
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  • introduction he writes of times when he has needed strength and
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  • when we need strength to carry on in life, this is an
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  • encouragement. He said, "As an evangelist I've often felt too
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  • far spent to minister from the pulpit to men and women who have
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  • filled stadiums to hear a message from the Lord." Can you
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  • imagine the pressure of preaching to a full stadium of
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  • people? "Yet, again and again, my weakness has vanished and my
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  • strength has been renewed. I have been filled with God's
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  • power not only in my soul, but physically. On many occasions
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  • God has become especially real and has sent his unseen angelic
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  • visitors to touch my body, to let me be His messenger for
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  • heaven, speaking as a dying man to dying men." Yes, angels
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  • strengthen us for times of service and witness for the
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  • Lord. I've noticed in my research on angels through
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  • history as well as in the Scripture that angels often
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  • appear on mission fields and battle fields. One well known
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  • story of an angel on a battle field, literally, in the Pacific
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  • Ocean was Louie Zamperini. You may have
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  • read the story of Unbroken written by Laura Hillenbrand. A
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  • major motion picture was made. The story of Louie Zamperini who
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  • was shot down along with his crew in the Pacific Ocean. They
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  • found... made themselves a makeshift raft, and for 47 days
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  • they floated in the ocean. No food, just a little bit of
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  • water. And Louie would testify later that rather than
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  • hallucinating, his mind seemed very clear. You would think in
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  • that panic situation that perhaps his mind would... it
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  • would be insanity, but he said, "I was very, very clear." One of
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  • the survivors... there were three of them... one of
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  • survivors was not clear. He perished due to this entire
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  • experience. He died aboard that raft and was buried at sea, and
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  • the other two remained including Louie. One day while the other
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  • gentleman was sleeping, Louie heard music. He said it was the
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  • most beautiful song I've ever heard. And I looked up and I saw
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  • 21 figures in the heavens, and they were singing like a choir
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  • this magnificent, beautiful song. A song that I memorized
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  • and would continue to sing even when I was in prison in
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  • Japan-After 47 days captured by the Japanese, incarcerated,
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  • later released, became a Christian to tell his story. But
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  • what a story! Did God send angels? Was he just
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  • hallucinating? Or did God send an angel band... send an angel
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  • band to sing him to safety? I choose the latter. There are
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  • many stories from militaries and battles and also on the mission
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  • field. It seems that the deeper some missionaries get into the
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  • advance of the Gospel into some very dangerous places, the more
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  • angel spirits show up to protect them. One such story is told by
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  • missionary John Paton. John Paton was a missionary along
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  • with his family to the New Hebrides Islands. And one
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  • evening, late in the evening they were under siege, under
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  • attack because natives had come from outside the village and the
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  • missionary compound and had surrounded the missionary's
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  • house with torches and swords drawn... or weapons of some kind
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  • to kill the missionary and his family. The Paton's prayed and
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  • prayed. And through the night nothing happened. They awakened
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  • to their surprise that these natives had just gone away.
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  • Mysteriously somehow they walked away and they didn't burn the
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  • missionary or his family. A year later Paton had led the
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  • chieftain of this particular tribe to faith in Christ. John
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  • Paton was visiting with this man about his faith and he said,
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  • "Oh, by the way, that night you came to a village and to our
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  • missionary compound, and you came with stakes and swords and
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  • knives and ready to burn our place down, and you left. Why
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  • did you leave?" And the chieftain said, "Who were all
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  • those giant men you had around the house? There was an army of
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  • men that frightened us away, shining like the light. And we
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  • went back to our huts." Angels on the mission field. Angels see
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  • us but for the most part, we don't see them! That's important
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  • to remember. For the most part angel appearances are rare. We
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  • don't see angels. But angels always see us. They operate
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  • under cover, somewhat like the Navy Seals. When we go to
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  • southern California I enjoy getting on Coronado Island and
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  • watch the Seals train there... the Navy Seals. And they are
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  • preparing for their missions, and often underwater. You see
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  • them bobbing in the ocean, and then you see them running down
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  • the shore, because they are preparing for covert missions...
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  • very dangerous missions, and their goal is not to be noticed
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  • or to be seen on these missions, but to get in and get out and to
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  • do the work, and fulfill the mission. Angels are like that.
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  • Angels are undercover like those Navy Seals to accomplish the
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  • mission of Christ. You may have seen an angel, however, and not
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  • realized it. According to Hebrews chapter 13, verses 1
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  • through 2, "Let brotherly love continue, and do not neglect to
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  • show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have
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  • entertained angels unware." It's a very unusual scripture. The
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  • point of the scripture is that brotherly love should continue,
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  • that we should show love and care and compassion and
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  • hospitality to the stranger. And then we're motivated in the
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  • scripture with the suggestion that when we minister to the
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  • least of these, or we help some hurting person that we don't
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  • even know, or that we lift up some fallen broken person or
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  • serve a stranger that indeed we could be ministering to an angel
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  • unaware. Wouldn't it be amazing to get to heaven and discover
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  • that that ministry you shared on a mission trip or in a
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  • neighborhood or just in the normal traffic pattern of your
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  • life... some hospitality, some help that you gave was actually
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  • to an angel from above? I see this as sort of like a secret
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  • shopper experience. You know what a secret shopper ... have
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  • you ever been one? Have you ever been hired to go to a
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  • restaurant, you know, to evaluate the food and... and the
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  • service and you're there secretly, covertly. It's a test.
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  • We actually had someone come to our church several years ago to
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  • check out our hospitality, our visitor arrangements and our
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  • children's ministry. Just to go around and kind of see it
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  • through the eyes of an outsider and to test us as to how we
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  • would doing. It was a secret operation. So in that sense
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  • perhaps we can say that angels are testing us and motivating us
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  • to let brotherly love continue. I do know this, if you did see
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  • angel... if an angel physically manifested himself to us you
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  • would be tempted to worship that angel. John was on the Isle of
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  • Patmos. The book of Revelation... he saw the angel,
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  • he fell down on his face to worship the angel and the angel
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  • said, [Revelation 22:9] "Don't do that! (Get up! You're gonna
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  • get us both in trouble!) [laughter] Worship God!" We're
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  • not to worship angels; we're not to pray to angels. You don't
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  • need to pray to angels, or through angels. [1 Timothy 2:5]
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  • "There is one Mediator between God and man, Jesus Christ!" He
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  • died on the cross for our sins! He rose again! And therefore He
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  • connects us with God! We don't need angels to connect us to
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  • God... with God. That's not their purpose! But while you
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  • don't pray... and we don't pray to angels or through angels, we
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  • can pray for angels. And we see that in the Scripture. You can
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  • pray the promises of God and ask that God would send the angels
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  • to protect you. I've done that a time or two on a bumpy flight.
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  • Said, "Lord, just put an angel on that wing and put an angel on
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  • that wing, and get us safely down." So when we pray, we can
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  • pray that the angels will war in our behalf. Like a mighty army,
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  • angels are ranked in the Scripture... organized for
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  • spiritual warfare. Now Ephesians 6 tells us that we're in a
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  • spiritual battle. "We're to "Put on the whole armor of God for we
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  • wrestle not against flesh and blood... (this is verse 12 of
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  • Ephesians 6) We do not wrestle against flesh and blood but
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  • against principalities and powers and rulers of the
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  • darkness..." That is, it's a spiritual battle, it's a
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  • spiritual warfare. So we are engaging the enemy. And do you
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  • know how the battle is fought primarily? Prayer! The warfare
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  • is prayer! Oswald Chambers the great devotional writer, said
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  • that "Prayer is not preparation for battle; prayer is the
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  • battle!" So when we pray we are resisting the enemy. There is a
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  • kind of praying that is warfare praying when we are claiming the
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  • power of God to defeat the enemy and to share our victory in
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  • Christ. So it's very important when you pray that you stay in
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  • the battle, that you don't give up and stop praying. There's a
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  • very intriguing story in the Bible in Daniel chapter 10 in
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  • which Daniel is very concerned about his nation and he is
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  • praying and praying, fasting and praying, he's weakened by this
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  • experience. He's depressed about the future of his nation and he
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  • is crying out to God for 21 straight days. And then an angel
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  • came in Daniel chapter 10 and speaks to him in verse 12 and
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  • says: "Then he said to me, 'Do not fear, Daniel, for from the
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  • first day that you set your heart to understand and humbled
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  • yourself before your God, your words have been heard and I have
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  • come because of your words.'" The angel came because of
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  • Daniel's prayer. So there you have it. He was praying for
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  • spiritual victory and battling for his country and the angel
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  • came in response. And said, with a word of explanation, [Daniel
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  • 10:13] "The prince of the kingdom of Persia (that, no
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  • doubt, is a demon spirit) withstood me 21 days." Behind
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  • the scenes this battle is going on between a demon spirit and
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  • this angel being. This kingdom of Persia... this prince and I
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  • for 21 days are wrestling, "but Michael, one of the chief
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  • princes came to help me." This angel needed a little help with
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  • this powerful demon and so Michael, the archangel came and
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  • resisted. The point is while Daniel was praying, spiritual
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  • beings were warring. You say, "Does that happen today?" Of
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  • course, it does. If you are praying, let's say, for a child
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  • that is going in the wrong direction, that's a spiritual
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  • battle! And you think nothing is happening! I don't know what's
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  • going on! Why isn't my child coming to the Lord? Why isn't he
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  • coming back?" There's a spiritual battle going on.
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  • There's a wrestling in the spirit world. Don't give up!
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  • Never stop praying! Never stop going to war spiritually for
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  • your children, for your family! When we pray for our country,
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  • We do pray for our country in these days.
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  • We're crying out to God and that's spiritual warfare! It's
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  • true. It is true so don't quit praying! There's a war being
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  • waged.
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  • It was an angel who announced Christ's birth to the shepherds.
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  • Angels ministered to Jesus when he was tempted and angels were
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  • there when he rose victoriously from the grave. And the very
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  • same angelic presence that was with Jesus on earth is closer to
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  • you today than you might imagine. In my book, "Angels", I
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  • show you how to see past the thin veil that separates our
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  • reality from the angelic world and to discern the divine
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  • activity that is deciding our life's journey today. Angels
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  • exist and I believe that angels are all around us today. They
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  • are worshippers of God and they are servants, ministers to God's
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  • children. Angels are working behind the scenes in the drama
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  • of life as God's messengers. They are warriors and servants
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  • of God to execute His will and it's important that you
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  • understand the purpose of angels in your life so that you won't
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  • be confused by some of the myths and movies and television shows
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  • and book that are more fictional than fact. It's important to
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  • know what the Bible says about angels so that you can really
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  • give an answer to your family and to your friends as to the
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  • work and the witness and the worship of angels. My book on
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  • angels is our gift to thank you for your financial support to
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  • keep PowerPoint broadcasting on this station. So click or call
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  • and give and request your copy of "Angels" today. And thank you
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  • for giving so generously to help proclaim the gospel of Jesus
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  • Christ, the word of God around the world.
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  • When we believe God and trust in his word we
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  • discover his unfailing presense, his strength for everyday and we
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  • are sure that he will meet our needs according to his riches
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  • and glory in Jesus Christ and a part of the riches of glory in
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  • Jesus Christ are the great angels of God who are with us.
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  • When you choose to believe in God, to receive his promises,
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  • his certainties, the reality of angels will be there for you and
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  • you will be energized and renewed and refueled and yes,
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  • revived spiritually when you know that you're not alone, that
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  • God is present in your life and angels are around. There is a
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  • kingdom work to be done, God has called every one of us to make a
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  • difference in the world and to be a part of the ministry of
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  • Jesus Christ on earth. And like the angels we are called to be
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  • spiritual witnesses and spiritual warriors for our Lord
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  • until the whole world hears.
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