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November 18, 2019
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Robert Jeffress: Pathway to Victory

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Choosing the Extraordinary Life: When Bad Days Come

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  • [ANNOUNCER] FROM THE PULPIT
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  • OF THE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF DALLAS, TEXAS,
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  • THIS IS PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
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  • MUSIC
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  • HI, I'M ROBERT JEFFRESS, AND WELCOME AGAIN
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  • TO PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
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  • AND THERE'S NO WAY GETTING AROUND IT,
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  • SOMETIMES LIFE IS JUST PLAIN DIFFICULT.
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  • IN FACT, IF YOU'RE NOT GOING THROUGH A HARD TIME RIGHT NOW,
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  • CHANCES ARE THERE'S A SCARY ISSUE LURKING
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  • RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER FOR YOU.
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  • SO WHEN THAT DAY COMES, WILL YOU BE READY FOR THE CHALLENGE?
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  • TODAY, AS WE CONTINUE OUR SERIES
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  • CALLED, "CHOOSING THE EXTRAORDINARY LIFE,"
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  • WE'RE LOOKING AT A BAD DAY IN ELIJAH'S LIFE
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  • TO DISCOVER HOW TO PREPARE FOR TOUGH TIMES AHEAD.
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  • MY MESSAGE IS TITLED, "WHEN BAD DAYS COME"
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  • ON TODAY'S EDITION OF PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
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  • MUSIC
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  • BEHOLD, HANGING BEFORE YOU
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  • IS THE SACRIFICE OF GOD
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  • THE LAMB PURE AND HOLY
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  • CREATION STANDS IN AWE
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  • REMOVING ALL THAT HINDERS
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  • THE WORSHIP OF OUR KING
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  • AS HE CRIES IT IS FINISHED
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  • HEAVEN SINGS
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  • LET THE VEIL DOWN, LET THE PRAISE GO UP
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  • LET THE VEIL DOWN, LET THE PRAISE GO UP
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  • LET THE VEIL DOWN
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  • WE'RE IN THE PRESENCE OF THE LORD, YEAH
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  • - LET THE VEIL DOWN - OH, THE POWER
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  • LET THE PRAISE GO UP
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  • - WE PRAISE YOU - LET THE VEIL DOWN
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  • LET THE PRAISE GO UP
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  • - THANK YOU FOR YOUR PRESENCE - LET THE VEIL DOWN
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  • WE'RE IN THE PRESENCE OF THE LORD
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  • HOLY GOD, WE SING
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  • - HOSANNAH, HOSANNAH - HOSANNAH, OH, HOSANNAH
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  • IN THE HIGHEST
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  • - WE SHOUT HOSANNAH, OH - HOSANNAH, HOSANNAH
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  • WE GIVE YOU THE HIGHEST PRAISE
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  • IN THE HIGHEST
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  • - WE SING HOSANNAH - HOSANNAH, HOSANNA
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  • - IN THE HIGHEST - IN THE HIGHEST
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  • SO THEN WE
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  • LET THE VEIL DOWN, LET THE PRAISE GO UP
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  • LET THE VEIL DOWN, LET THE PRAISE GO UP
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  • LET THE VAIL DOWN
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  • LET THE VAIL DOWN
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  • LAYING IT DOWN
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  • LET THE VAIL DOWN
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  • WE'RE IN THE PRESENCE
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  • OF THE LORD
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  • THANK YOU, LORD
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  • WE'RE IN THE PRESENCE OF THE LORD
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  • (CONGREGATION APPLAUDING)
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  • MUSIC
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  • [ANNOUNCER] MANY OF US ARE FAMILIAR WITH THE NAME ELIJAH,
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  • BUT FEW OF US KNOW THE BOLD STANCE HE TOOK
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  • FOR GOD, NOR THE DETAILS OF HIS EXTRAORDINARY LIFE.
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  • NOW YOU CAN TRACE ELIJAH'S FOOTSTEPS
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  • WITH THE ELIJAH MAP, A CHRONOLOGICAL OVERVIEW
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  • OF THE KEY EVENTS IN ELIJAH'S LIFE.
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  • THIS COMPLIMENTARY RESOURCE WILL HELP YOU BETTER UNDERSTAND
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  • HOW GOD USES ORDINARY PEOPLE JUST LIKE YOU AND ME
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  • IN AN EXTRAORDINARY WAY.
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  • THE ELIJAH MAP IS OUR GIFT TO YOU SIMPLY
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  • FOR CONTACTING US TODAY AT PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
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  • MUSIC
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  • DECEMBER THE 26TH, JANUARY THE 2ND,
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  • THE DAY AFTER YOUR BIRTHDAY,
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  • -MONDAYS, -(CONGREGANTS LAUGH)
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  • THE MORNING AFTER THE GREAT VICTORY ON MOUNT CARMEL,
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  • WHAT DO ALL OF THOSE DAYS HAVE IN COMMON?
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  • (CHUCKLING) WELL, THEY ALL HAVE THE POTENTIAL
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  • OF BEING A VERY BAD DAY.
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  • HAVE YOU EVER DISCOVERED THAT AFTER A DAY OF CELEBRATION
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  • OR AFTER SOME MOMENTOUS EVENT IN YOUR LIFE,
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  • THERE SOMETIMES CAN BE A LET DOWN, A BAD DAY.
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  • WELL, THOSE WHO WANNA LIVE SUCCESSFUL AND SIGNIFICANT LIVES
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  • HAVE LEARNED THAT BAD DAYS ARE INEVITABLE.
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  • THE KEY, THOUGH, IS TO LEARN HOW TO HANDLE BAD DAYS.
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  • AND THAT'S WHAT WE DISCOVER HOW TO DO IN THE LIFE OF ELIJAH.
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  • WE'VE TALKED ABOUT THE CONSEQUENCES OF BAD DAYS.
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  • WE'VE LOOKED AT THE FOUR CAUSES OF BAD DAYS.
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  • NOW LET'S TALK ABOUT THE CURE FOR BAD DAYS.
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  • AS YOU LOOK AT ELIJAH'S LIFE,
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  • HE DEMONSTRATES FOUR KEY PRINCIPLES
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  • FOR HANDLING BAD, DIFFICULT SEASONS IN YOUR LIFE.
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  • IF YOU HAVE YOUR BIBLES, TURN TO FIRST KINGS CHAPTER 19.
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  • PRINCIPLE NUMBER ONE FOR HANDLING A BAD, DIFFICULT SEASON
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  • IN YOUR LIFE IS TO EXPECT BAD DAYS.
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  • EXPECT BAD DAYS.
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  • IT'D BE WONDERFUL IF WE COULD AVOID THESE DIFFICULT SEASONS
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  • ALTOGETHER, BUT NOTICE THE TITLE OF TODAY'S MESSAGE
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  • WAS NOT IF BAD DAYS COME, BUT WHEN BAD DAYS COME.
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  • THEY'RE GOING TO HAPPEN.
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  • JOB 5:7 SAYS: FOR MAN IS BORN FOR TROUBLE
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  • AS SPARKS FLY UPWARD.
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  • WE'RE BORN FOR TROUBLE.
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  • JESUS SAID IT THIS WAY IN JOHN 16, VERSE 33:
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  • HERE ON EARTH YOU WILL HAVE MANY TRIALS AND SORROWS.
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  • BUT TAKE HEART, BECAUSE I HAVE OVERCOME THE WORLD.
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  • IN THIS WORLD, YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE DIFFICULT SITUATIONS,
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  • BECAUSE WE LIVE IN A SIN-INFESTED WORLD.
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  • DON'T BE SURPRISED BY THAT.
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  • ELIJAH WAS SURPRISED.
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  • HE GOT BLINDSIDED BY THIS BAD SEASON OF LIFE.
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  • BUT JUST BECAUSE HE GOT BLINDSIDED, DOESN'T MEAN
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  • WE HAVE TO. LET ME JUST MENTION JUST THREE EVENTS IN LIFE
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  • THAT ARE GUARANTEED TO TRIGGER A DIFFICULT TIME
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  • IN YOUR LIFE.
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  • THERE ARE MORE, BUT AS A PASTOR, THERE ARE THREE
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  • THAT I HAVE SEEN.
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  • FIRST OF ALL, THE DEATH OR THE DESERTION OF A LOVED ONE,
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  • THE DEATH OR DESERTION OF A LOVED ONE.
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  • WHEN I WAS IN MY LATE 20S AND EARLY 30S,
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  • I EXPERIENCED THE DEATH OF BOTH OF MY PARENTS.
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  • AND ESPECIALLY AFTER MY DAD DIED, I MEAN,
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  • IT WAS LIKE SOMEBODY HIT ME WITH A BASEBALL BAT.
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  • AND I REMEMBER I WENT THROUGH A PERIOD OF ABOUT SIX MONTHS
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  • OF REALLY DEEP DEPRESSION.
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  • I DIDN'T EVEN RECOGNIZE WHAT IT WAS
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  • UNTIL I HAD GONE THROUGH THAT PERIOD OF TIME.
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  • BUT THE FACT IS WHEN YOU LOSE A LOVED ONE,
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  • A MATE, A PARENT, BOTH PARENTS, A CHILD CLOSE TO YOU,
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  • DON'T EVEN EXPECT TO FEEL NORMAL AGAIN
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  • FOR AT LEAST SIX MONTHS TO A YEAR.
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  • THAT IS A NORMAL RESPONSE TO SUCH A LOSS.
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  • AND BY THE WAY, FOR MANY PEOPLE DIVORCE
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  • PRODUCES THE SAME KIND OF EMOTIONAL LOSS
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  • AS DOES THE PHYSICAL DEATH OF A LOVED ONE.
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  • A SECOND CAUSE OF A BAD DAY CAN BE A DEVASTATING LOSS.
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  • THE LOSS OF A JOB, THE LOSS OF YOUR HOME, PERHAPS,
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  • IN A FIRE, THE LOSS OF YOUR HEALTH,
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  • THE LOSS OF, PERHAPS, YOUR SAFETY BY A CRIMINAL ASSAULT,
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  • ALL OF THOSE THINGS CAN TRIGGER A BAD SEASON
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  • BECAUSE WHEN THESE LOSSES COME INTO YOUR LIFE,
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  • YOU BEGIN TO WONDER IS GOD REALLY IN CONTROL OF MY LIFE?
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  • CAN HE BE TRUSTED TO TAKE CARE OF ME?
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  • MANY TIMES A FELLOW CHRISTIAN WILL GO THROUGH A LOSS
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  • AND WE'LL SURROUND THEM AND SAY, "OH, YOUR FAITH IS AMAZING,
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  • "YOU HAVEN'T EVEN SHED A TEAR."
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  • ISN'T THIS PERSON A WONDERFUL EXAMPLE OF FAITH?
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  • THEY'RE STRONG IN SPITE OF THIS DEVASTATING LOSS.
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  • MANY TIMES WHAT WE THINK IS FAITH IS SIMPLY SHOCK.
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  • THEY'RE IN SHOCK, THAT'S ALL IT IS.
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  • AND ONCE THE SHOCK WEARS OFF,
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  • THEY FALL INTO DEPRESSION AND DISCOURAGEMENT.
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  • AND THAT'S WHY IT'S IMPORTANT FOR US WHO ARE CHRISTIANS
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  • TO SURROUND FELLOW CHRISTIANS WHO HAVE GONE THROUGH A LOSS,
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  • NOT JUST A COUPLE OF DAYS AFTER THE FUNERAL,
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  • OR A COUPLE OF DAYS AFTER THE LOSS,
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  • BUT BE THERE WHEN THE REAL EMOTIONS SET IN.
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  • THAT WAS TRUE FOR JOB.
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  • HE EXPERIENCED THAT DEVASTATING LOSS
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  • THAT LED TO DEEP DISCOURAGEMENT.
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  • THIRDLY, SOMETIMES A BAD DAY CAN BE TRIGGERED BY
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  • AFTER AN EXHILARATING SUCCESS.
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  • AFTER THAT ADRENALINE HAS BEEN PUMPING,
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  • AFTER YOUR COMPANY OR YOUR CHURCH OR YOUR FAMILY
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  • HAS EXPERIENCED A GREAT SUCCESS,
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  • DON'T BE SURPRISED IF THAT'S NOT FOLLOWED
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  • BY A DIFFICULT SEASON IN LIFE.
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  • UNDERSTANDING THESE CERTAIN EVENTS THAT TRIGGER BAD DAYS
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  • CAN ACTUALLY HELP YOU SCHEDULE BAD DAYS.
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  • DID YOU KNOW YOU CAN PUT BAD DAYS ON YOUR SCHEDULE?
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  • YOU CAN KNOW THE DAY AFTER YOU RETURN FROM A VACATION,
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  • THAT'S GONNA BE A DIFFICULT DAY.
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  • PUT THAT ON YOUR CALENDAR.
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  • DON'T EXPECT TO DO ANY HEAVY MENTAL WORK OR LIFTING.
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  • JUST RETURN SOME PHONE CALLS, RETURN SOME MAIL,
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  • GO THROUGH SOME SIMPLE DAY.
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  • THE DAY AFTER YOU RETURN HOME FROM THE HOSPITAL
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  • AFTER A MAJOR OPERATION THAT'S GONNA BE A BAD DAY.
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  • PREPARE FOR IT, PLAN FOR IT.
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  • IF YOU'VE BEEN OVERSEAS AND HAVE GONE
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  • THROUGH EIGHT TIME ZONE CHANGES,
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  • KNOW THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS ARE GONNA BE BAD.
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  • SCHEDULE THOSE BAD DAYS AS WELL.
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  • IT'S IMPORTANT THAT WE LEARN TO MANAGE BAD DAYS
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  • BY EXPECTING THEM.
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  • SECONDLY, REFRESH YOURSELF PHYSICALLY.
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  • THAT'S ONE WAY TO HANDLE A BAD SEASON OF LIFE.
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  • THAT WAS TRUE OF ELIJAH.
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  • REMEMBER, HE WENT A DAY'S JOURNEY
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  • AFTER HE HAD RUN FROM JEZREEL TO BEERSHEBA.
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  • THE BIBLE SAYS HE WENT A DAY'S JOURNEY INTO THE WILDERNESS
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  • AND VERSE FOUR SAYS HE PRAYED, "LORD, TAKE MY LIFE."
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  • WHAT WOULD CAUSE HIM TO PRAY THAT?
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  • HE WAS EMOTIONALLY, AND HE WAS PHYSICALLY EXHAUSTED
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  • AFTER RUNNING THAT 120 MILES.
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  • AND WHENEVER WE ARE PHYSICALLY AND EMOTIONALLY EXHAUSTED,
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  • IT WARPS OUR PERSPECTIVE.
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  • IF YOU ARE PHYSICALLY AND EMOTIONALLY WORN OUT ALREADY,
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  • AND THEN YOU GET THE NEWS YOU'VE BEEN TERMINATED
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  • FROM YOUR JOB, YOU DON'T THINK REALISTICALLY.
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  • YOU BEGIN TO THINK, WELL, I'LL NEVER WORK AGAIN.
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  • THAT'S NOT REALITY, BUT YOUR PERSPECTIVE IS WARPED
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  • WHEN YOU'RE PHYSICALLY AND EMOTIONALLY WORN OUT.
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  • GOD KNEW WHAT ELIJAH NEEDED AFTER BEING WORN OUT.
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  • TO GAIN HIS EMOTIONAL AND SPIRITUAL EQUILIBRIUM
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  • WHAT HE NEEDED WAS REST.
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  • AND THAT'S WHY IN VERSE FIVE IT SAYS:
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  • AND ELIJAH LAY DOWN AND HE SLEPT UNDER A JUNIPER TREE.
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  • DID YOU KNOW SLEEP IS A GIFT FROM GOD, THE BIBLE SAYS?
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  • OFTEN SLEEP CAN BE THE CURE FOR A BAD DAY.
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  • THE LACK OF SLEEP CAN BE THE CAUSE FOR A BAD DAY AS WELL.
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  • ELIJAH HAD GONE A DAY'S JOURNEY INTO BEERSHEBA
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  • SO IT WAS PROBABLY AT NIGHT THAT HE LAY DOWN TO SLEEP.
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  • AND WHEN THE LORD FELT LIKE ELIJAH HAD GOTTEN ENOUGH
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  • SLEEP, HE SENT AN ANGELIC WAKE-UP CALL.
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  • WE FIND THAT IN VERSE FIVE.
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  • AND BEHOLD THERE WAS AN ANGEL TOUCHING HIM
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  • AND SAID TO HIM, "ARISE AND EAT."
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  • THEN ELIJAH LOOKED AND BEHOLD,
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  • THERE WAS AT HIS HEAD A BREAD CAKE BAKED ON HOT STONES
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  • AND A JAR OF WATER.
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  • SO HE ATE AND DRANK AND HE LAY DOWN AGAIN.
  • 00:12:45.010 --> 00:12:49.000
  • THE ANGEL PROVIDED WATER, PROVIDED FOOD,
  • 00:12:49.010 --> 00:12:52.270
  • A CAKE, FOR ELIJAH TO EAT.
  • 00:12:52.280 --> 00:12:55.260
  • THIS IS THE FIRST INSTANCE OF ANGEL'S FOOD CAKE IN HISTORY
  • 00:12:55.270 --> 00:13:00.090
  • -IS RIGHT HERE. -(CONGREGANTS LAUGHING)
  • 00:13:00.100 --> 00:13:02.110
  • I DON'T KNOW IF THAT'S TRUE, BUT IT SOUNDS RIGHT.
  • 00:13:02.120 --> 00:13:04.030
  • (CONGREGANTS LAUGHING)
  • 00:13:04.040 --> 00:13:06.120
  • VERSE SEVEN, AND THE ANGEL OF THE LORD
  • 00:13:06.130 --> 00:13:08.170
  • CAME AGAIN A SECOND TIME AND TOUCHED HIM
  • 00:13:08.180 --> 00:13:10.280
  • AND SAID, "ARISE, EAT,
  • 00:13:10.290 --> 00:13:13.070
  • "BECAUSE THE JOURNEY IS TOO GREAT FOR YOU."
  • 00:13:13.080 --> 00:13:16.110
  • FOR MANY PEOPLE, NOT ALL PEOPLE, BUT MANY PEOPLE,
  • 00:13:16.120 --> 00:13:20.030
  • DEPRESSION RESULTS IN THE SUPPRESSION OF HUNGER.
  • 00:13:20.040 --> 00:13:23.280
  • NOTHING LOOKS GOOD TO YOU.
  • 00:13:23.290 --> 00:13:25.180
  • YOU DON'T WANNA EAT WHEN THAT IS EXACTLY WHAT YOU NEED
  • 00:13:25.190 --> 00:13:28.160
  • TO REGAIN YOUR STRENGTH.
  • 00:13:28.170 --> 00:13:30.200
  • THIRDLY, TO OVERCOME BAD DAYS IT'S NOT ENOUGH
  • 00:13:30.210 --> 00:13:33.200
  • TO REFRESH YOURSELF PHYSICALLY,
  • 00:13:33.210 --> 00:13:35.260
  • WE NEED TO STRENGTHEN OURSELVES SPIRITUALLY.
  • 00:13:35.270 --> 00:13:39.280
  • NOW AS I SAID, THE ANGEL PROBABLY CAME TO ELIJAH
  • 00:13:39.290 --> 00:13:43.090
  • IN THE EVENING AND HAD HIM SLEEP.
  • 00:13:43.100 --> 00:13:45.270
  • AND THE NEXT MORNING HE GOT UP AND ATE, TOOK A NAP,
  • 00:13:45.280 --> 00:13:48.150
  • GOT UP AND ATE AGAIN.
  • 00:13:48.160 --> 00:13:50.080
  • BUT LOOK AT VERSE EIGHT OF FIRST KINGS 19.
  • 00:13:50.090 --> 00:13:52.180
  • SO ELIJAH AROSE AND ATE AND DRANK
  • 00:13:52.190 --> 00:13:55.150
  • AND WENT IN THE STRENGTH OF THAT FOOD FORTY DAYS AND NIGHTS
  • 00:13:55.160 --> 00:14:01.260
  • TO HOREB, THAT IS MOUNT SINAI, THE MOUNTAIN OF GOD.
  • 00:14:01.270 --> 00:14:07.060
  • NOW WE SAW LAST TIME THAT WHEN HE GOT TO MOUNT SINAI,
  • 00:14:07.070 --> 00:14:10.050
  • HE WENT INTO A CAVE, REMEMBER THAT LAST WEEK?
  • 00:14:10.060 --> 00:14:13.000
  • AND THE LORD SAID, "WHAT ARE YOU DOING IN THAT CAVE?
  • 00:14:13.010 --> 00:14:15.260
  • "(CHUCKLING) YOU'RE SUPPOSED TO BE A PROPHET,
  • 00:14:15.270 --> 00:14:17.040
  • "WHAT ARE YOU DOING IN THAT CAVE?"
  • 00:14:17.050 --> 00:14:18.250
  • AND THEN ELIJAH HAD HIS LITTLE PITY PARTY FOR HIMSELF
  • 00:14:18.260 --> 00:14:21.100
  • IN VERSE 10 AND SAID, "OH, I'VE BEEN ZEALOUS FOR YOU, LORD,
  • 00:14:21.110 --> 00:14:24.230
  • "AND LOOK WHAT HAS HAPPENED.
  • 00:14:24.240 --> 00:14:26.090
  • "THE PEOPLE HAVE FORSAKEN YOU, AND I ALONE AM LEFT."
  • 00:14:26.100 --> 00:14:29.230
  • WELL, AFTER HE SAID THAT THE FIRST TIME IN VERSE 10,
  • 00:14:29.240 --> 00:14:32.070
  • LOOK AT WHAT HAPPENED IN VERSE 11.
  • 00:14:32.080 --> 00:14:34.180
  • SO GOD SAID, "GET OUT OF THAT CAVE, ELIJAH."
  • 00:14:34.190 --> 00:14:37.240
  • HE SAID, "GO FORTH, AND STAND ON THE MOUNTAIN
  • 00:14:37.250 --> 00:14:40.090
  • "BEFORE THE LORD."
  • 00:14:40.100 --> 00:14:41.150
  • AND BEHOLD, THE LORD WAS PASSING BY.
  • 00:14:41.160 --> 00:14:44.060
  • AND A GREAT AND STRONG WIND WAS RENDING THE MOUNTAINS
  • 00:14:44.070 --> 00:14:47.190
  • AND BREAKING IN PIECES THE ROCKS BEFORE THE LORD.
  • 00:14:47.200 --> 00:14:52.070
  • BUT THE LORD WASN'T IN THE WIND.
  • 00:14:52.080 --> 00:14:54.240
  • AND AFTER THE WIND AN EARTHQUAKE,
  • 00:14:54.250 --> 00:14:57.140
  • BUT THE LORD WAS NOT IN THE EARTHQUAKE.
  • 00:14:57.150 --> 00:15:00.040
  • AND AFTER THE EARTHQUAKE A FIRE,
  • 00:15:00.050 --> 00:15:02.210
  • BUT THE LORD WAS NOT IN THE FIRE.
  • 00:15:02.220 --> 00:15:05.110
  • AND AFTER THE FIRE A SOUND OF A GENTLE BLOWING.
  • 00:15:05.120 --> 00:15:11.290
  • WHEN BAD DAYS COME INTO OUR LIVES,
  • 00:15:12.000 --> 00:15:17.050
  • WE WANT GOD TO DO SOMETHING BIG,
  • 00:15:17.060 --> 00:15:19.050
  • SOMETHING MIRACULOUS, DON'T WE?
  • 00:15:19.060 --> 00:15:21.220
  • A MIRACULOUS CURE TO THE ILLNESS,
  • 00:15:21.230 --> 00:15:24.250
  • THE IMMEDIATE RETURN OF A PRODIGAL,
  • 00:15:24.260 --> 00:15:27.270
  • THE OVERNIGHT BREAKING OF A DESTRUCTIVE ADDICTION,
  • 00:15:27.280 --> 00:15:32.110
  • THE ERASURE OF THE FINANCIAL PROBLEMS WE'RE SUFFERING,
  • 00:15:32.120 --> 00:15:35.120
  • WE WANT GOD TO ACT DRAMATICALLY AND INSTANTANEOUSLY.
  • 00:15:35.130 --> 00:15:39.180
  • SOMETIMES HE DOES THAT, BUT USUALLY THAT'S NOT HOW IT WORKS.
  • 00:15:39.190 --> 00:15:45.140
  • IT'S NOT IN THE BIG THINGS.
  • 00:15:45.150 --> 00:15:47.030
  • INSTEAD, IT'S IN THAT STILL SMALL VOICE
  • 00:15:47.040 --> 00:15:52.080
  • THAT GOD COMES TO GIVE US COURAGE TO FACE THAT ILLNESS,
  • 00:15:52.090 --> 00:15:57.000
  • OR THE GRACE TO ACCEPT THAT PRODIGAL'S DEPARTURE FROM GOD,
  • 00:15:57.010 --> 00:16:03.110
  • THE ABILITY, THE WISDOM,
  • 00:16:03.120 --> 00:16:05.040
  • TO HANDLE THE FINANCIAL DIFFICULTY WE'RE EXPERIENCING,
  • 00:16:05.050 --> 00:16:08.120
  • THAT'S HOW GOD SPEAKS MOST OFTEN.
  • 00:16:08.130 --> 00:16:11.250
  • AND WHEN THE WAVES ARE CRASHING,
  • 00:16:11.260 --> 00:16:14.030
  • AND THE WINDS ARE HOWLING AROUND US,
  • 00:16:14.040 --> 00:16:15.200
  • IT IS IMPORTANT THAT WE LEARN HOW TO LISTEN
  • 00:16:15.210 --> 00:16:19.080
  • TO GOD'S REAL BUT SOMETIMES SMALL VOICE
  • 00:16:19.090 --> 00:16:22.070
  • IN THE MIDST OF OUR BAD SEASON OF LIFE.
  • 00:16:22.080 --> 00:16:25.130
  • AND THE WAY WE DO THAT
  • 00:16:25.140 --> 00:16:26.200
  • IS BY STRENGTHENING OURSELVES SPIRITUALLY.
  • 00:16:26.210 --> 00:16:29.120
  • IF YOU'RE GOING TO MAKE IT THROUGH A BAD SEASON IN LIFE,
  • 00:16:29.130 --> 00:16:32.140
  • YOU HAVE TO LEARN HOW TO STRENGTHEN YOURSELF IN THE LORD
  • 00:16:32.150 --> 00:16:36.170
  • SO THAT YOU CAN HEAR THAT STILL SMALL VOICE OF GOD
  • 00:16:36.180 --> 00:16:39.280
  • NO MATTER WHAT CIRCUMSTANCES ARE SWIRLING AROUND YOU.
  • 00:16:39.290 --> 00:16:44.110
  • SO LET ME SHARE WITH YOU SOME WAYS, SOME PRACTICAL WAYS,
  • 00:16:44.120 --> 00:16:48.000
  • TO STRENGTHEN YOURSELF SPIRITUALLY WHEN YOU FIND
  • 00:16:48.010 --> 00:16:52.100
  • YOURSELF IN A BAD SEASON OF LIFE, FIVE THINGS I SUGGEST
  • 00:16:52.110 --> 00:16:57.010
  • YOU DO. NUMBER ONE, DEDICATE A TIME AND PLACE
  • 00:16:57.020 --> 00:17:00.230
  • WHERE YOU CAN GET ALONE WITH GOD.
  • 00:17:00.240 --> 00:17:03.110
  • DEDICATE A TIME AND PLACE WHERE YOU CAN GET ALONE WITH GOD.
  • 00:17:03.120 --> 00:17:08.000
  • NOW HOPEFULLY WE ALL HAVE A QUIET TIME
  • 00:17:08.010 --> 00:17:10.120
  • WITH THE LORD EVERY DAY, BUT I'M NOT TALKING ABOUT THAT.
  • 00:17:10.130 --> 00:17:14.030
  • I'M TALKING ABOUT IF YOU'RE GOING THROUGH A CHALLENGING TIME
  • 00:17:14.040 --> 00:17:17.040
  • IN LIFE, SET ASIDE A COUPLE OF HOURS, MAYBE HALF A DAY,
  • 00:17:17.050 --> 00:17:21.230
  • WHERE YOU'RE GONNA GET ALONE WITH GOD.
  • 00:17:21.240 --> 00:17:24.050
  • NOW, YOU SAY, WELL, WHAT DO YOU DO
  • 00:17:24.060 --> 00:17:25.130
  • WHEN YOU'RE ALONE WITH GOD?
  • 00:17:25.140 --> 00:17:26.260
  • WELL, THAT'S NUMBER TWO, SELECT A PORTION OF THE BIBLE
  • 00:17:26.270 --> 00:17:29.290
  • TO READ AND MEDITATE ON.
  • 00:17:30.000 --> 00:17:31.250
  • DURING THESE COUPLE OF HOURS YOU SPEND ALONE WITH GOD
  • 00:17:31.260 --> 00:17:34.150
  • SELECT A PORTION OF THE BIBLE TO READ AND MEDITATE ON.
  • 00:17:34.160 --> 00:17:38.140
  • REMEMBER, IF WE WANNA HEAR GOD'S VOICE,
  • 00:17:38.150 --> 00:17:40.290
  • THE PRIMARY WAY GOD SPEAKS TO US IS THROUGH HIS WORD.
  • 00:17:41.000 --> 00:17:46.160
  • AND THAT'S WHY WHEN WE WANNA HEAR GOD'S VOICE,
  • 00:17:46.170 --> 00:17:48.270
  • WE OUGHT TO READ HIS WORD.
  • 00:17:48.280 --> 00:17:51.110
  • THAT'S HOW HE'S GONNA SPEAK TO US,
  • 00:17:51.120 --> 00:17:52.250
  • SO SELECT A PORTION OF THE BIBLE TO READ AND MEDITATE ON.
  • 00:17:52.260 --> 00:17:56.180
  • THIRD, CHOOSE ONE OR TWO VERSES
  • 00:17:56.190 --> 00:17:59.100
  • IN THOSE PASSAGES TO MEMORIZE.
  • 00:17:59.110 --> 00:18:02.080
  • THY WORD HAVE I HIDDEN IN MY HEART
  • 00:18:02.090 --> 00:18:04.010
  • THAT I MIGHT NOT SIN AGAINST GOD.
  • 00:18:04.020 --> 00:18:06.090
  • AS YOU READ THROUGH, MARK A VERSE OR TWO
  • 00:18:06.100 --> 00:18:08.070
  • THAT REALLY SPEAKS TO YOU AND MEMORIZE THAT
  • 00:18:08.080 --> 00:18:11.090
  • SO THAT IT CAN COME BACK TO YOU AFTER YOU'RE THROUGH
  • 00:18:11.100 --> 00:18:14.080
  • WITH YOUR TIME WITH GOD.
  • 00:18:14.090 --> 00:18:16.210
  • NUMBER FOUR, THIS IS SOMETHING I THINK IS IMPORTANT.
  • 00:18:16.220 --> 00:18:20.220
  • READ A FEW PAGES IN A GOOD CHRISTIAN BOOK
  • 00:18:20.230 --> 00:18:24.040
  • THAT IS CENTERED ON THE ATTRIBUTES OF GOD.
  • 00:18:24.050 --> 00:18:27.080
  • WHY DO I SAY THAT?
  • 00:18:27.090 --> 00:18:28.290
  • BECAUSE WHEN WE'RE GOING THROUGH A DIFFICULT TIME IN LIFE,
  • 00:18:29.000 --> 00:18:31.190
  • WE NEED A REMINDER THAT WE ARE SERVING, NOT A PHILOSOPHY,
  • 00:18:31.200 --> 00:18:36.080
  • WE ARE SERVING A REAL PERSON, THE ALMIGHTY GOD.
  • 00:18:36.090 --> 00:18:40.000
  • AND READING A BOOK ABOUT THE ATTRIBUTES OF GOD
  • 00:18:40.010 --> 00:18:42.110
  • WILL REMIND YOU OF THAT GOD WHO IS IN CONTROL
  • 00:18:42.120 --> 00:18:44.210
  • OF YOUR CIRCUMSTANCES.
  • 00:18:44.220 --> 00:18:45.270
  • AND THEN FINALLY, SPEND TIME IN PRAYER,
  • 00:18:45.280 --> 00:18:49.050
  • THAT'S WHAT PHILIPPIANS FOUR SAYS.
  • 00:18:49.060 --> 00:18:50.190
  • DON'T WORRY ABOUT ANYTHING, INSTEAD, PRAY ABOUT EVERYTHING.
  • 00:18:50.200 --> 00:18:57.000
  • TELL GOD YOUR NEEDS AND DON'T FORGET TO THANK HIM
  • 00:18:57.010 --> 00:18:58.240
  • FOR HIS ANSWERS.
  • 00:18:58.250 --> 00:19:00.110
  • AND THE PEACE OF GOD THAT SURPASSES ALL COMPREHENSION
  • 00:19:00.120 --> 00:19:03.160
  • WILL GUARD YOUR HEARTS AND MINDS IN CHRIST JESUS.
  • 00:19:03.170 --> 00:19:08.280
  • STRENGTHEN YOURSELF SPIRITUALLY.
  • 00:19:08.290 --> 00:19:11.240
  • FOURTH, AND THIS IS A STEP MANY PEOPLE MISS,
  • 00:19:11.250 --> 00:19:16.030
  • ENCOURAGE YOURSELF EMOTIONALLY. ENCOURAGE YOURSELF EMOTIONALLY.
  • 00:19:16.040 --> 00:19:21.080
  • YOU KNOW WHAT OUR FIRST TENDENCY IS
  • 00:19:21.090 --> 00:19:22.230
  • WHEN WE'RE GOING THROUGH A BAD SEASON IN LIFE
  • 00:19:22.240 --> 00:19:24.230
  • IS TO WITHDRAW,
  • 00:19:24.240 --> 00:19:27.090
  • TO WITHDRAW FROM OUR FRIENDS, TO WITHDRAW FROM OUR CHURCH,
  • 00:19:27.100 --> 00:19:31.020
  • TO WITHDRAW FROM PEOPLE AND GO HIDE
  • 00:19:31.030 --> 00:19:33.140
  • AND TRY TO SOLVE THE PROBLEM ON OUR OWN.
  • 00:19:33.150 --> 00:19:35.130
  • BY THE WAY, THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT ELIJAH DID.
  • 00:19:35.140 --> 00:19:38.020
  • WHAT DID ELIJAH DO IN HIS BAD DAY?
  • 00:19:38.030 --> 00:19:40.030
  • HE SAID TO HIS SERVANT WHEN THEY GOT TO BEERSHEBA
  • 00:19:40.040 --> 00:19:42.120
  • HE SAID, "NOW YOU STAY BEHIND
  • 00:19:42.130 --> 00:19:44.030
  • "AND I'M GONNA GO A DAY'S JOURNEY
  • 00:19:44.040 --> 00:19:45.270
  • "BY MYSELF AND SIT UNDER THIS JUNIPER TREE."
  • 00:19:45.280 --> 00:19:48.200
  • AND THAT'S WHY, WHEN HE BEGGED THE LORD TO TAKE HIS LIFE,
  • 00:19:48.210 --> 00:19:51.130
  • HE WAS ALL ALONE.
  • 00:19:51.140 --> 00:19:53.000
  • AND IF THAT WERE NOT ENOUGH, GOD TELLS HIM, OKAY,
  • 00:19:53.010 --> 00:19:55.050
  • "I WANT YOU TO GO DOWN TO MOUNT SINAI."
  • 00:19:55.060 --> 00:19:57.090
  • HE DID, BUT GOD NEVER SAID GO FIND A CAVE AND HIDE IN IT.
  • 00:19:57.100 --> 00:20:02.060
  • THAT WAS ELIJAH'S CHOICE.
  • 00:20:02.070 --> 00:20:05.140
  • THE GREATEST MISTAKE WE MAKE WHEN WE ARE GOING
  • 00:20:05.150 --> 00:20:08.130
  • THROUGH A BAD SEASON IS TO HIDE OURSELF FROM OTHER PEOPLE.
  • 00:20:08.140 --> 00:20:12.030
  • GOD CREATED US WHERE WE NEED COMMUNITY.
  • 00:20:12.040 --> 00:20:15.150
  • WE NEED OTHER PEOPLE FOR OUR EMOTIONAL ENCOURAGEMENT.
  • 00:20:15.160 --> 00:20:20.020
  • SEE, GOD CREATED US IN SUCH A WAY AS WE NEED OTHER PEOPLE.
  • 00:20:20.030 --> 00:20:22.280
  • THAT'S WHY GOD SAID TO ADAM IT IS NOT GOOD
  • 00:20:22.290 --> 00:20:25.050
  • FOR MAN TO BE ALONE.
  • 00:20:25.060 --> 00:20:27.030
  • A RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD IS NOT ENOUGH, FOLKS.
  • 00:20:27.040 --> 00:20:31.020
  • IT'S IMPORTANT, BUT GOD EVEN SAID IT'S NOT ENOUGH.
  • 00:20:31.030 --> 00:20:34.070
  • YOU'RE A PHYSICAL HUMAN BEING, YOU NEED OTHER HUMAN BEINGS
  • 00:20:34.080 --> 00:20:37.140
  • TO ASSOCIATE WITH.
  • 00:20:37.150 --> 00:20:38.210
  • IT IS NOT GOOD FOR US TO BE ALONE.
  • 00:20:38.220 --> 00:20:41.170
  • AND THE MOST HEALTHY SOCIAL GROUP
  • 00:20:41.180 --> 00:20:44.150
  • THAT WE CAN BE A PART OF TO TAKE CARE OF US EMOTIONALLY
  • 00:20:44.160 --> 00:20:48.250
  • IS THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST.
  • 00:20:48.260 --> 00:20:51.110
  • THAT'S WHY GOD CREATED THE CHURCH,
  • 00:20:51.120 --> 00:20:53.110
  • BECAUSE THE FACT IS WE NEED ONE ANOTHER.
  • 00:20:53.120 --> 00:20:58.040
  • I HAVE NOTICED AS A PASTOR WHEN PEOPLE, CHURCH MEMBERS,
  • 00:20:58.050 --> 00:21:01.000
  • ARE GOING THROUGH MAYBE A DISAPPOINTMENT IN LIFE,
  • 00:21:01.010 --> 00:21:03.240
  • MAYBE A CHILD WHO'S GONE ASTRAY,
  • 00:21:03.250 --> 00:21:05.240
  • MAYBE A PROBLEM IN THEIR MARRIAGE,
  • 00:21:05.250 --> 00:21:08.280
  • MAYBE A LOSS OF A JOB, THEIR FIRST TENDENCY
  • 00:21:08.290 --> 00:21:11.120
  • IS TO, WELL, I'M GONNA TAKE SOME TIME OFF
  • 00:21:11.130 --> 00:21:14.040
  • FROM CHURCH FOR A WHILE. WHAT A MISTAKE THAT IS.
  • 00:21:14.050 --> 00:21:17.190
  • WE NEED ONE ANOTHER,
  • 00:21:17.200 --> 00:21:19.050
  • ESPECIALLY DURING THOSE DIFFICULT SEASONS OF LIFE.
  • 00:21:19.060 --> 00:21:22.260
  • AND THAT'S WHY THE WRITER OF HEBREWS WROTE,
  • 00:21:22.270 --> 00:21:24.200
  • HEBREWS 10:24 AND 25, "LET US CONSIDER
  • 00:21:24.210 --> 00:21:28.040
  • "HOW TO STIMULATE ONE ANOTHER TO LOVE AND GOOD DEEDS,
  • 00:21:28.050 --> 00:21:32.040
  • "NOT FORSAKING OUR OWN ASSEMBLING TOGETHER,
  • 00:21:32.050 --> 00:21:35.170
  • "BUT ENCOURAGING ONE ANOTHER."
  • 00:21:35.180 --> 00:21:38.210
  • THAT'S WHAT ELIJAH NEEDED.
  • 00:21:38.220 --> 00:21:40.050
  • THAT'S WHY GOD SAID, ELIJAH, GET OUT OF THAT CAVE
  • 00:21:40.060 --> 00:21:42.190
  • AND GO RECONNECT WITH PEOPLE.
  • 00:21:42.200 --> 00:21:44.090
  • GO ANOINT JEHU AND HAZAEL.
  • 00:21:44.100 --> 00:21:47.060
  • GO MEET THAT GUY ELISHA, POUR YOUR LIFE INTO HIM,
  • 00:21:47.070 --> 00:21:51.000
  • BECAUSE HE'S GONNA FOLLOW YOU IN THE MINISTRY ANYWAY.
  • 00:21:51.010 --> 00:21:53.280
  • WE NEED ONE ANOTHER,
  • 00:21:53.290 --> 00:21:55.180
  • AND THAT'S HOW WE ENCOURAGE OURSELVES EMOTIONALLY.
  • 00:21:55.190 --> 00:21:59.180
  • BAD DAYS ARE INEVITABLE,
  • 00:21:59.190 --> 00:22:01.280
  • BUT THEY DON'T HAVE TO BE PARALYZING.
  • 00:22:01.290 --> 00:22:05.070
  • THOSE WHO LIVE A SIGNIFICANT LIFE LEARN TO EXPECT BAD DAYS
  • 00:22:05.080 --> 00:22:10.040
  • AND LEARN HOW TO REFRESH THEMSELVES PHYSICALLY,
  • 00:22:10.050 --> 00:22:13.030
  • EMOTIONALLY, AND SPIRITUALITY.
  • 00:22:13.040 --> 00:22:17.000
  • I FOUND THAT GOING THROUGH A BAD SEASON OF LIFE
  • 00:22:17.010 --> 00:22:19.230
  • IS A LOT LIKE TRAVELING THROUGH A DARK TUNNEL.
  • 00:22:19.240 --> 00:22:24.130
  • THE BAD NEWS IS IN THAT TUNNEL IT IS DARK.
  • 00:22:24.140 --> 00:22:27.250
  • YOU CAN'T SEE IN FRONT OF YOU.
  • 00:22:27.260 --> 00:22:29.100
  • YOU DON'T KNOW IF YOU'LL EVER MAKE IT OUT.
  • 00:22:29.110 --> 00:22:31.270
  • BUT THE GOOD NEWS IS ONCE YOU'VE ENTERED
  • 00:22:31.280 --> 00:22:34.210
  • INTO THAT DARK TUNNEL, WITH GOD'S HELP,
  • 00:22:34.220 --> 00:22:37.250
  • YOU'RE ALREADY ON THE WAY OUT.
  • 00:22:37.260 --> 00:22:40.130
  • MUSIC
  • 00:22:40.140 --> 00:22:46.130
  • PERHAPS YOU'RE IN THE MIDDLE OF THAT DARK TUNNEL RIGHT NOW.
  • 00:22:46.140 --> 00:22:51.020
  • MAYBE THE TUNNEL IS SO LONG
  • 00:22:51.030 --> 00:22:52.140
  • THAT YOU CAN'T EVEN SEE DAYLIGHT.
  • 00:22:52.150 --> 00:22:54.260
  • REMEMBER, YOU'RE NOT ALONE.
  • 00:22:54.270 --> 00:22:57.160
  • GOD IS RIGHT THERE WITH YOU, AND THAT'S NOT ALL.
  • 00:22:57.170 --> 00:23:01.220
  • YOU CAN BE SURE THAT PATHWAY TO VICTORY STANDS
  • 00:23:01.230 --> 00:23:03.260
  • WITH YOU AS WELL.
  • 00:23:03.270 --> 00:23:05.070
  • AND WE PROVIDE THIS DAILY PROGRAM
  • 00:23:05.080 --> 00:23:07.080
  • AS A BEACON OF LIGHT FOR YOU.
  • 00:23:07.090 --> 00:23:09.270
  • I SHOULD ADD YOU'RE VIEWING THIS TELECAST RIGHT NOW
  • 00:23:09.280 --> 00:23:13.040
  • BECAUSE OF THE GENEROSITY OF SOMEONE
  • 00:23:13.050 --> 00:23:15.150
  • WHO TRULY UNDERSTANDS YOUR SITUATION AND WANTS TO HELP.
  • 00:23:15.160 --> 00:23:19.290
  • IF YOU'RE AMONG THOSE WHO GIVE GENEROUSLY,
  • 00:23:20.000 --> 00:23:22.280
  • THANK YOU FOR YOUR INVESTMENT
  • 00:23:22.290 --> 00:23:24.240
  • IN THE MINISTRY OF PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
  • 00:23:24.250 --> 00:23:27.100
  • GOD IS TRULY USING YOUR GIFTS TO PIERCE THE DARKNESS
  • 00:23:27.110 --> 00:23:31.170
  • WITH THE LIGHT OF HIS WORD.
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  • NOW STAY RIGHT THERE, I'LL BE BACK WITH MORE
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  • FOR SUCCESS AND SIGNIFICANCE.
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  • GOD IS IN THE BUSINESS OF USING ORDINARY PEOPLE
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  • JUST LIKE YOU AND I TO DO HIS EXTRAORDINARY WORK.
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  • IN A LIFE MARKED BY SIGNIFICANCE, SATISFACTION,
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  • AND SUCCESS. WHEREVER GOD HAS PLACED YOU:
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  • YOUR HOME, YOUR WORKPLACE, YOU'RE FAMILY,
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  • GOD HAS PLACED YOU THERE FOR A REASON.
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  • YOUR SPECIFIC PURPOSE IN LIFE CAN BE DESCRIBED
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  • [ANNOUNCER] LET TODAY BE THE DAY
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  • WELL, THIS CONCLUDES SECRET NUMBER SIX
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  • OF CHOOSING AN EXTRAORDINARY LIFE.
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  • AND NEXT TIME, WE'RE GOING TO MOVE FORWARD
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  • TO SECRET NUMBER SEVEN, "LIVING WITH THE END IN MIND."
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  • ELIJAH UNDERSTOOD THAT HIS TIME ON EARTH WAS LIMITED
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  • INFLUENCED THE WAY ELIJAH LIVED
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