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October 28, 2019
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Robert Jeffress: Pathway to Victory

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  • 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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  • HI, I'M ROBERT JEFFRESS
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  • AND WELCOME AGAIN TO "PATHWAY TO VICTORY."
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  • AS GOD'S CHILDREN, WE'RE FREE TO LAY ANY REQUEST
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  • AT THE FEET OF OUR HEAVENLY FATHER.
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  • YET OFTEN, WE FORGET TO BRING OUR CARES
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  • AND CONCERNS TO HIM AS WELL.
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  • MAYBE WE MAKE UP EXCUSES FOR SKIPPING OUR PRAYER TIME
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  • OR WE VIEW PRAYER AS A LAST RESORT
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  • WHEN EVERYTHING ELSE HAS FAILED.
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  • WELL TODAY, I WANT TO SHARE WITH YOU TWO TRUTHS
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  • THAT WILL HELP YOU UNLEASH THE POWER OF PRAYER
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  • IN YOUR LIFE.
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  • MY MESSAGE IS TITLED "THE POWER OF FAITH-KNEELING"
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  • ON TODAY'S EDITION OF "PATHWAY TO VICTORY."
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  • MUSIC
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  • FOR JESUS, PRAYER WAS KEY
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  • TO HIS LIFE AND MINISTRY.
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  • SO IF THE SON OF GOD BELIEVED PRAYER WAS IMPORTANT,
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  • HOW MUCH MORE ESSENTIAL IS PRAYER FOR YOU AND ME?
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  • IN HER BRAND NEW BOOK, "PRAY BIG THINGS,"
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  • JULIE JEFFRESS SADLER
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  • CHALLENGES YOU TO PRAY BIG THINGS
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  • AND EXPERIENCE GOD'S EVEN BIGGER ANSWERS.
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  • ARE YOU READY TO SEE GOD MOVE IN YOUR LIFE
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  • LIKE NEVER BEFORE?
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  • REQUEST THE BOOK, "PRAY BIG THINGS"
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  • WHEN YOU GIVE A GENEROUS GIFT TO SUPPORT THE MINISTRY
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  • OF "PATHWAY TO VICTORY."
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  • MUSIC
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  • ONE WRITER CALLS IT
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  • THE PRAYER FADE.
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  • NOW YOU MAY NOT BE FAMILIAR WITH THAT TERM,
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  • BUT I BET YOU'VE EXPERIENCED THE REALITY BEHIND IT.
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  • YOU READ A BOOK, YOU HEAR A SERMON,
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  • YOU ATTEND A SEMINAR
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  • THAT TALKS ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF PRAYER.
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  • YOU'RE REMINDED THAT ALL OF THE GREAT MEN AND WOMEN
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  • OF THE BIBLE PRAYED CONSISTENTLY
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  • AND EXPERIENCED THE POWER OF GOD CONSEQUENTLY.
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  • AND YOU'RE REMINDED THAT EVEN JESUS HIMSELF,
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  • THE SON OF GOD, MADE PRAYER PRIORITY IN HIS LIFE.
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  • HE GOT UP IN THE EARLY MORNING WHEN IT WAS STILL DARK
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  • AND HE FOUND A LONELY PLACE TO PRAY.
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  • AND YOU'RE TOLD IF JESUS, THE SON OF GOD,
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  • MADE PRAYER A PRIORITY IN HIS LIFE,
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  • HOW MUCH MORE SHOULD IT BE A PRIORITY IN OUR LIFE?
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  • AND SO CONVINCED OF THE LACK OF PRAYERFULNESS
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  • IN YOUR OWN LIFE, YOU MAKE A VOW TO GOD.
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  • YOU SAY, GOD, WHATEVER ELSE I DO EVERYDAY,
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  • I'M GONNA SPEND AT LEAST FIVE OR 10 MINUTES
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  • TALKING WITH YOU.
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  • AND THAT COMMITMENT LASTS
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  • SEVERAL MONTHS,
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  • SEVERAL WEEKS,
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  • SEVERAL DAYS,
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  • UNTIL YOU GIVE UP,
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  • DISGUSTED BY YOUR OWN LACK OF DISCIPLINE
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  • AND DISAPPOINTED IN GOD'S ANSWERS TO YOUR PRAYERS.
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  • HAS THAT EVER HAPPENED TO YOU?
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  • ONE WRITER DESCRIBES THE PRAYER OF FAITH THIS WAY
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  • IN HIS OWN LIFE.
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  • HE SAID, WHEN I FIRST BECAME A CHRISTIAN,
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  • THE IDEA OF SPEAKING TO THE GOD OF UNIVERSE EXCITED ME.
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  • I COULDN'T PRAY ENOUGH.
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  • I PRAYED IN THE MORNING BEFORE THE DAY BEGAN.
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  • I TOOK TIME OFF AT LUNCH TO PRAY.
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  • WE PRAYED AT MEALTIMES AS A FAMILY.
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  • I PRAYED AT NIGHT BEFORE I WENT TO BED.
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  • I WAS SEEING ANSWERS TO MY PRAYERS ALL THE TIME.
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  • PRAYER WAS CHANGING ME AND OTHERS.
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  • BUT THEN I DON'T KNOW WHAT HAPPENED.
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  • I LOST INTEREST.
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  • EVEN THOUGH I'M STILL ACTIVE IN THE CHURCH,
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  • I JUST DON'T PRAY THAT MUCH ANYMORE.
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  • WE'VE ALL BEEN THERE, HAVEN'T WE?
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  • AND YET AS YOU LOOK AT THE BIBLE, YOU FIND THAT
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  • PRAYER IS ONE OF THOSE IMPORTANT CHANNELS
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  • THROUGH WHICH THE HOLY SPIRIT'S POWER
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  • IS POURED INTO OUR LIFE.
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  • IF YOU HAVE YOUR BIBLES THIS MORNING,
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  • TURN TO ROMANS CHAPTER 15.
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  • I LIKE WHAT JOHN PIPER HAS WRITTEN.
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  • HE SAID, PRAYER IS OUR SPLICING OUR LAMP WIRE
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  • INTO THE LIGHTNING BOLT OF HEAVEN.
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  • ISN'T THAT A GOOD DESCRIPTION?
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  • PRAYER IS SPLICING OUR LAMP WIRE
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  • INTO THE LIGHTNING BOLT OF HEAVEN.
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  • INDEED, AS YOU LOOK AT BOTH THE OLD AND THE NEW TESTAMENTS,
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  • YOU'LL DISCOVER THAT IT WAS THROUGH PRAYER
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  • NOW THAT THE POWER OF GOD FELL FROM HEAVEN
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  • AND CONSUMED THE SACRIFICES ON MOUNT CARMEL
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  • WHEN ELIJAH WAS BATTLING AGAINST THE PROPHETS OF BAAL.
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  • YOU'LL DISCOVER IT WAS THROUGH PRAYER
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  • THAT JESUS WAS ABLE TO TRANSFORM FIVE LOAVES
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  • AND TWO FISH IN ORDER TO FEED 25.000 PEOPLE OR MORE.
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  • YOU'LL FIND THAT IT IS THROUGH PRAYER
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  • THAT PETER WAS SUPERNATURALLY RELEASED FROM PRISON.
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  • THROUGH PRAYER OVER AND OVER AGAIN
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  • WE SEE THE POWER OF GOD DEMONSTRATED
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  • AND I IMAGINE MOST OF US HERE TODAY
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  • COULD ALSO GIVE A PERSONAL TESTIMONY
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  • OF HOW GOD'S POWER WAS UNLEASHED IN OUR LIFE THROUGH PRAYER.
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  • I REMEMBER SOME YEARS AGO WHEN
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  • I WAS AT MY PREVIOUS CHURCH.
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  • WE WERE GETTING READY TO BUILD A NEW WORSHIP CENTER,
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  • A NEW SANCTUARY.
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  • WE WERE FACED WITH A DILEMMA THOUGH.
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  • WE WANTED TO BUILD THE NEW SANCTUARY ON THE PARKING LOT
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  • ACROSS FROM WHERE OUR MAIN FACILITY WAS
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  • BUT THERE WAS A STREET THAT BISECTED OUR MAIN PROPERTY
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  • FROM THE PARKING LOT
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  • AND IN ORDER TO BUILD THAT NEW SANCTUARY THERE,
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  • WE NEEDED THE CITY TO GIVE US THAT STREET.
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  • WELL, THEY MADE IT VERY CLEAR
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  • THEY HAD NO INTEREST IN GIVING US THAT STREET.
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  • AND SO WE HAD THE DILEMMA.
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  • WERE WE GONNA STAY IN OUR PRESENT LOCATION
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  • OR MOVE THE CHURCH TO A NEW LOCATION.
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  • AND WE WERE BATTLING BACK AND FORTH.
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  • RORIE SPARKMAN BACK THERE
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  • WAS THE CHAIRMAN OF OUR COMMITTEE
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  • AND WE DEBATED BACK AND FORTH.
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  • SHOULD WE MOVE?
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  • WE DIDN'T WANT TO MOVE BUT WE COULDN'T STAY
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  • WITH THAT STREET NOT BEING GIVEN TO US.
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  • AND SO ONE MORNING, ONE WEDNESDAY MORNING,
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  • I WAS MEETING WITH OUR PASTOR'S PRAYER PARTNERS
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  • JUST DISCUSSING THE SITUATION
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  • AND I HAD THIS NOVEL IDEA.
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  • IT WAS A REVOLUTIONARY IDEA.
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  • WHY DON'T WE PRAY ABOUT THIS?
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  • (CONGREGATION LAUGHING)
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  • ISN'T IT SAD THAT THE PASTOR HAS TO THINK OF PRAYER
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  • AS THE LAST RESORT
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  • INSTEAD OF THE FIRST THING THAT WE OUGHT TO DO
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  • WHEN WE FACE A DIFFICULTY?
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  • I BET I'M NOT THE ONLY ONE WHO DOES THAT THOUGH.
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  • YOU WAIT UNTIL YOUR BACK IS UP AGAINST THE WALL
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  • AND WHEN NOTHING ELSE WORKS, PRAY.
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  • WELL, I SAID, LET'S PRAY ABOUT IT.
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  • SO WE GOT 50 OF THE MEN WHO WERE THERE THAT MORNING
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  • AND WE MARCHED DOWN TO THE OLD SANCTUARY
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  • AND WE SPENT ABOUT 30 MINUTES ON OUR KNEES
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  • PRAYING BEFORE GOD, ASKING FOR HIM
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  • TO GIVE US THAT STREET.
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  • NOW THAT WAS ABOUT 7:30 ON THAT WEDNESDAY MORNING.
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  • 4:30 THAT AFTERNOON ONE OF THE CITY OFFICIALS CALLED ME.
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  • NOW HE HAD SAID OVER AND OVER AGAIN,
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  • WE'RE NOT GIVING YOU THAT STREET.
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  • YOU CAN APPEAL IT IF YOU WANT TO
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  • BUT WE'RE NOT GONNA GIVE IT TO YOU.
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  • THE CITY OFFICIAL CALLED ME AT 4:30 THAT AFTERNOON AND SAID,
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  • ARE YOU STILL INTERESTED IN HAVING THAT STREET?
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  • (CONGREGATION LAUGHING)
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  • AND WITHIN A MONTH, WE HAD POSSESSION OF THAT STREET.
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  • IS THAT JUST A COINCIDENCE?
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  • (LAUGHS) I LIKE WHAT ONE PERSON SAID.
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  • IT'S AMAZING HOW MANY COINCIDENCES OCCUR
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  • WHEN WE BEGIN TO PRAY.
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  • (CONGREGATION LAUGHING)
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  • WE SEE THAT ALL OF THE TIME.
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  • I IMAGINE EVERY ONE OF YOU HERE TODAY
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  • COULD GIVE A TESTIMONY ABOUT HOW GOD
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  • MIRACULOUSLY ANSWERED A PRAYER IN YOUR LIFE.
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  • SO WHY DON'T WE PRAY MORE?
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  • I MEAN, IF WE BELIEVE INTELLECTUALLY,
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  • WE KNOW EXPERIENTIALLY THAT PRAYER IS THE CONDUIT
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  • THROUGH WHICH GOD'S POWER IS POURED INTO OUR LIFE,
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  • WHY DON'T WE PRAY MORE?
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  • WELL, SOME PEOPLE SAY, I DON'T HAVE TIME TO PRAY.
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  • I'D LIKE TO, I JUST DON'T HAVE TIME TO DO IT.
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  • THE FACT IS, WE MAKE TIME
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  • FOR DOING THE IMPORTANT THINGS IN OUR LIFE, DON'T WE?
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  • I MEAN, WE MAKE TIME TO EAT.
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  • I CAN TELL BY LOOKING, A LOT OF YOU,
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  • YOU MAKE TIME TO EAT.
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  • (CONGREGATION LAUGHING)
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  • THAT'S A CHEAP SHOT FROM THE PULPIT.
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  • PARDON ME, FORGIVE ME FOR DOING THAT.
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  • (CONGREGATION LAUGHING)
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  • I MEAN, WE DO.
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  • WE MAKE TIME FOR THE THINGS THAT ARE IMPORTANT TO US.
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  • I LIKE WHAT OSWALD CHAMBERS WRITES.
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  • HE SAYS, REMEMBER, NO ONE HAS TIME TO PRAY.
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  • WE HAVE TO TAKE TIME FROM OTHER THINGS THAT ARE VALUABLE
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  • IN ORDER TO UNDERSTAND HOW NECESSARY PRAYER IS.
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  • NOW I REALIZE THAT TALKING ABOUT THE NEED TO PRAY
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  • INDUCES ABOUT AS MUCH GUILT ON US
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  • AS TALKING ABOUT OUR NEED TO READ THE BIBLE.
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  • I MEAN, WE ALL KNOW WE OUGHT TO PRAY MORE,
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  • JUST LIKE WE NEED TO READ THE SCRIPTURES MORE.
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  • AND YET MOST OF US HAVE DIFFICULTY MAINTAINING
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  • A CONSISTENT PRAYER LIFE.
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  • COULD I SHARE WITH YOU AS WE BEGIN THIS MORNING
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  • TWO TRUTHS THAT I THINK'LL BE
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  • AN ENCOURAGEMENT TO YOU ABOUT PRAYER.
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  • FIRST OF ALL, REMEMBER THAT
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  • PRAYING CONSISTENTLY IS DIFFICULT.
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  • PRAYING CONSISTENTLY IS DIFFICULT.
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  • LOOK AT ROMANS 15:30.
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  • PAUL WRITES, NOW I URGE YOU, BRETHREN,
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  • BY OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST AND BY THE LOVE OF THE SPIRIT,
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  • TO STRIVE TOGETHER WITH ME
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  • IN YOUR PRAYERS TO GOD FOR ME.
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  • PAUL SAID, I BEG YOU TO STRIVE
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  • IN YOUR PRAYERS FOR ME.
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  • THAT WORD, STRIVE, IS THE GREEK WORD,
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  • AGONIZOMAI
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  • YOU DON'T HAVE TO HAVE A DEGREE IN GREEK
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  • TO KNOW WHAT THAT WORD MEANS.
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  • IT'S THE WORD WE GET OUR ENGLISH WORD AGONIZE FROM.
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  • AGONIZE WITH ME IN PRAYER.
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  • PAUL IS SAYING, PRAYER IS AGONIZING WORK.
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  • THAT WORD, AGONIZOMAI
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  • IS AN ATHLETIC TERM.
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  • IT REFERS TO THE EFFORT EXPENDED
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  • BY SOMEONE IN AN ATHLETIC CONTEST.
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  • IT REFERS TO THE SWEAT, THE EFFORT
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  • AND IT'S PARTICULARLY REFERRING TO A WRESTLING MATCH.
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  • JUST AS A WRESTLER STRUGGLES WITH HIS OPPONENT,
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  • PAUL SAYS PRAYER IS A STRUGGLE.
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  • YOU SAY, WELL, HOW IS PRAYER A STRUGGLE?
  • 00:09:36.160 --> 00:09:38.070
  • WELL, FIRST OF ALL, IT'S A STRUGGLE
  • 00:09:38.080 --> 00:09:39.200
  • WITH OUR ENEMY, WITH SATAN.
  • 00:09:39.210 --> 00:09:41.250
  • PAUL USES A SIMILAR TERM,
  • 00:09:41.260 --> 00:09:43.140
  • NOT THE SAME TERM BUT A SIMILAR TERM
  • 00:09:43.150 --> 00:09:45.030
  • IN EPHESIANS 6:12 WHERE HE SAYS,
  • 00:09:45.040 --> 00:09:47.230
  • REMEMBER, FOR OUR STRUGGLE,
  • 00:09:47.240 --> 00:09:50.040
  • OUR STRUGGLE IS NOT AGAINST FLESH AND BLOOD
  • 00:09:50.050 --> 00:09:52.230
  • BUT AGAINST THE RULERS, AGAINST THE POWERS,
  • 00:09:52.240 --> 00:09:55.010
  • AGAINST THE UNSEEN FORCES OF THIS DARKNESS,
  • 00:09:55.020 --> 00:09:57.200
  • AGAINST THE SPIRITUAL FORCES OF WICKEDNESS
  • 00:09:57.210 --> 00:10:00.100
  • IN THE HEAVENLY PLACES.
  • 00:10:00.110 --> 00:10:01.160
  • WE SPENT MONTHS STUDYING THE SUBJECT
  • 00:10:01.170 --> 00:10:03.280
  • OF SPIRITUAL WARFARE
  • 00:10:03.290 --> 00:10:05.160
  • AND WE SAID WE HAVE A VERY REAL ENEMY
  • 00:10:05.170 --> 00:10:07.260
  • WHO WANTS TO DESTROY EVERYTHING IMPORTANT IN OUR LIFE.
  • 00:10:07.270 --> 00:10:11.190
  • DOES SATAN WANT YOU TO PRAY?
  • 00:10:11.200 --> 00:10:13.180
  • DOES HE WANT YOU TO RECEIVE THE POWER OF GOD'S BLESSING
  • 00:10:13.190 --> 00:10:16.070
  • IN YOUR LIFE?
  • 00:10:16.080 --> 00:10:17.240
  • OF COURSE NOT, AND SO HE'S GONNA DO EVERYTHING HE CAN
  • 00:10:17.250 --> 00:10:20.040
  • TO DISCOURAGE YOU FROM PRAYING.
  • 00:10:20.050 --> 00:10:22.070
  • THAT'S WHY PAUL SAYS PRAYER IS A STRUGGLE.
  • 00:10:22.080 --> 00:10:24.130
  • IT'S A STRUGGLE, FIRST OF ALL, WITH SATAN.
  • 00:10:24.140 --> 00:10:27.050
  • BUT SECONDLY, PRAYER IS A STRUGGLE WITH GOD HIMSELF.
  • 00:10:27.060 --> 00:10:31.050
  • REMEMBER JACOB IN THE OLD TESTAMENT?
  • 00:10:31.060 --> 00:10:33.020
  • HE STRUGGLED, HE WRESTLED WITH GOD.
  • 00:10:33.030 --> 00:10:36.000
  • IN THE NEW TESTAMENT, WE SEE JESUS
  • 00:10:36.010 --> 00:10:39.010
  • WRESTLING WITH GOD IN THE GARDEN OF GETHSEMANE.
  • 00:10:39.020 --> 00:10:43.060
  • IT WAS A WRESTLING MATCH OVER WHETHER GOD'S WILL
  • 00:10:43.070 --> 00:10:46.010
  • OR JESUS' WILL WAS GONNA BE ACCOMPLISHED.
  • 00:10:46.020 --> 00:10:48.100
  • WITH JACOB, IT WAS EITHER GOD'S WILL OR JACOB'S WILL.
  • 00:10:48.110 --> 00:10:52.180
  • THAT'S WHY IT TELLS US IN LUKE 22:44
  • 00:10:52.190 --> 00:10:55.110
  • THAT WHEN JESUS AGONIZED IN THE GARDEN OF GETHSEMANE,
  • 00:10:55.120 --> 00:10:59.170
  • THAT HE BEGAN TO SWEAT AS IF GREAT DROPS OF BLOOD
  • 00:10:59.180 --> 00:11:03.080
  • WERE FALLING TO THE GROUND.
  • 00:11:03.090 --> 00:11:05.150
  • PRAYER IS A STRUGGLE.
  • 00:11:05.160 --> 00:11:07.030
  • IT'S A STRUGGLE WITH WHETHER WE'RE GOING TO ACQUIESCE
  • 00:11:07.040 --> 00:11:09.260
  • TO THE WILL OF GOD OR NOT.
  • 00:11:09.270 --> 00:11:11.020
  • WE'RE GONNA SAY MORE ABOUT THAT IN A MOMENT.
  • 00:11:11.030 --> 00:11:13.090
  • BUT NOT ONLY IS PRAYER A STRUGGLE WITH SATAN,
  • 00:11:13.100 --> 00:11:15.070
  • IT'S A STRUGGLE WITH GOD, MOST OF ALL,
  • 00:11:15.080 --> 00:11:17.180
  • PRAYER IS A STRUGGLE WITH OURSELVES, ISN'T IT?
  • 00:11:17.190 --> 00:11:20.250
  • I MEAN, LET'S FACE IT,
  • 00:11:20.260 --> 00:11:22.030
  • IT IS A STRUGGLE TO GET UP IN THE MORNING
  • 00:11:22.040 --> 00:11:24.120
  • AND GET SOME BLANKET VICTORY
  • 00:11:24.130 --> 00:11:25.260
  • IN ORDER TO TAKE A FEW MOMENTS TO PRAY.
  • 00:11:25.270 --> 00:11:28.240
  • IT'S A STRUGGLE WHETHER OR NOT WE'RE GONNA SAY NO
  • 00:11:28.250 --> 00:11:31.090
  • TO THAT ADDITIONAL TELEVISION PROGRAM
  • 00:11:31.100 --> 00:11:33.040
  • AND INSTEAD MAKE TIME TO PRAY.
  • 00:11:33.050 --> 00:11:35.130
  • IT'S A STRUGGLE TO LAY ASIDE THAT GREAT SCINTILLATING NOVEL
  • 00:11:35.140 --> 00:11:38.250
  • WE JUST STARTED IN ORDER TO TAKE TIME TO PRAY.
  • 00:11:38.260 --> 00:11:42.040
  • IT'S A STRUGGLE EVEN WHEN WE DO BEGIN TO PRAY
  • 00:11:42.050 --> 00:11:44.230
  • TO KEEP OUR MIND FOCUSED ON WHAT WE'RE SAYING TO GOD
  • 00:11:44.240 --> 00:11:48.060
  • INSTEAD OF REVIEWING OUR DAILY TO-DO LIST.
  • 00:11:48.070 --> 00:11:51.180
  • PRAYER'S A STRUGGLE.
  • 00:11:51.190 --> 00:11:52.250
  • THE GOOD NEWS IS GOD UNDERSTANDS THAT.
  • 00:11:52.260 --> 00:11:55.110
  • GOD SAYS HE KNOWS OUR FRAME.
  • 00:11:55.120 --> 00:11:57.150
  • HE UNDERSTANDS THAT WE'RE NOTHING BUT DUST.
  • 00:11:57.160 --> 00:12:01.010
  • SOMETIMES GOD HAS A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF OUR LIMITATIONS
  • 00:12:01.020 --> 00:12:03.200
  • THAN WE DO.
  • 00:12:03.210 --> 00:12:05.180
  • I LOVE WHAT BROTHER LAWRENCE WROTE ONE TIME.
  • 00:12:05.190 --> 00:12:07.160
  • HE SAID, FOR MANY YEARS, I WAS BOTHERED BY THE THOUGHT
  • 00:12:07.170 --> 00:12:10.220
  • THAT I WAS A FAILURE AT PRAYER.
  • 00:12:10.230 --> 00:12:13.010
  • THEN ONE DAY, I REALIZED
  • 00:12:13.020 --> 00:12:14.130
  • I WOULD ALWAYS BE A FAILURE AT PRAYER
  • 00:12:14.140 --> 00:12:17.110
  • AND I'VE GOTTEN ALONG MUCH BETTER AT PRAYING EVER SINCE.
  • 00:12:17.120 --> 00:12:21.040
  • JUST MARK IT DOWN, REMEMBER IT,
  • 00:12:21.050 --> 00:12:23.010
  • PRAYING CONSISTENTLY WILL ALWAYS BE A STRUGGLE.
  • 00:12:23.020 --> 00:12:26.080
  • NOBODY EVER ENDS THAT STRUGGLE.
  • 00:12:26.090 --> 00:12:29.230
  • BUT HERE'S THE BALANCING TRUTH.
  • 00:12:29.240 --> 00:12:31.030
  • YES, PRAYING CONSISTENTLY IS DIFFICULT
  • 00:12:31.040 --> 00:12:33.230
  • BUT PRAYING EFFECTIVELY IS SIMPLE.
  • 00:12:33.240 --> 00:12:37.050
  • WRITE IT DOWN, PRAYING EFFECTIVELY IS SIMPLE.
  • 00:12:37.060 --> 00:12:39.240
  • TURN OVER TO MATTHEW CHAPTER 6, THE PASSAGE WE JUST READ
  • 00:12:39.250 --> 00:12:43.020
  • A FEW MOMENTS AGO.
  • 00:12:43.030 --> 00:12:44.250
  • THERE IS A PLETHORA OF BOOKS, SEMINARS,
  • 00:12:44.260 --> 00:12:48.020
  • CDS, SERMONS ABOUT PRAYER
  • 00:12:48.030 --> 00:12:50.110
  • BUT I THINK ONE OF THE DOWNSIDES OF ALL OF THIS INFORMATION
  • 00:12:50.120 --> 00:12:54.040
  • WE HAVE OUT THERE ABOUT PRAYER IS
  • 00:12:54.050 --> 00:12:55.280
  • WE HAVE OVERLY COMPLICATED PRAYER.
  • 00:12:55.290 --> 00:12:59.160
  • I MEAN, WE'VE GIVEN PEOPLE THE IDEA
  • 00:12:59.170 --> 00:13:01.100
  • THAT UNLESS EVERYTHING IS RIGHT IN YOUR LIFE,
  • 00:13:01.110 --> 00:13:03.100
  • OR UNLESS YOU HAVE THE RIGHT VOCABULARY,
  • 00:13:03.110 --> 00:13:05.190
  • UNLESS YOU HAVE A PHD IN INTERCESSORY PRAYER,
  • 00:13:05.200 --> 00:13:08.160
  • YOU'RE JUST NOT QUALIFIED TO PRAY.
  • 00:13:08.170 --> 00:13:11.130
  • AND THAT'S WHY MORE PEOPLE DON'T PRAY MORE CONSISTENTLY.
  • 00:13:11.140 --> 00:13:14.070
  • WE'VE OVERCOMPLICATED PRAYER.
  • 00:13:14.080 --> 00:13:15.190
  • FOR EXAMPLE, WE GIVE THE IDEA TO PEOPLE
  • 00:13:15.200 --> 00:13:18.070
  • THAT UNLESS YOU HAVE TWO OR THREE HOURS TO PRAY EVERYDAY,
  • 00:13:18.080 --> 00:13:20.250
  • LIKE MARTIN LUTHER DID,
  • 00:13:20.260 --> 00:13:22.120
  • YOU MIGHT AS WELL NOT BOTHER.
  • 00:13:22.130 --> 00:13:24.160
  • TO PRAY A SIMPLE SHORT PRAYER TO GOD
  • 00:13:24.170 --> 00:13:26.240
  • IS ALMOST DISRESPECTFUL OF GOD.
  • 00:13:26.250 --> 00:13:29.100
  • GOD WILL ONLY HEAR A LONG PRAYER, NOT A SHORT PRAYER.
  • 00:13:29.110 --> 00:13:32.090
  • AND YET LOOK AT WHAT JESUS SAID IN MATTHEW 6:7.
  • 00:13:32.100 --> 00:13:35.100
  • AND WHEN YOU ARE PRAYING,
  • 00:13:35.110 --> 00:13:36.220
  • DO NOT USE MEANINGLESS REPETITION AS THE GENTILES DO,
  • 00:13:36.230 --> 00:13:41.160
  • FOR THEY SUPPOSE THAT THEY WILL BE HEARD
  • 00:13:41.170 --> 00:13:44.120
  • FOR THEIR WHAT?
  • 00:13:44.130 --> 00:13:45.290
  • MANY WORDS.
  • 00:13:46.000 --> 00:13:49.080
  • JESUS SAID, IT IS A MYTH TO THINK
  • 00:13:49.090 --> 00:13:51.240
  • THAT GOD IS IMPRESSED WITH HOW MANY WORDS YOU USE.
  • 00:13:51.250 --> 00:13:56.210
  • DON'T CONFUSE THE LENGTH OF YOUR PRAYER
  • 00:13:56.220 --> 00:14:00.040
  • WITH THE STRENGTH OF YOUR PRAYER.
  • 00:14:00.050 --> 00:14:02.140
  • LET ME ILLUSTRATE THAT FOR YOU,
  • 00:14:02.150 --> 00:14:04.230
  • WHY LENGTH AND STRENGTH ARE NOT ALWAYS RELATED.
  • 00:14:04.240 --> 00:14:10.280
  • WHO IN HERE TODAY IN THIS VAST AUDIENCE
  • 00:14:10.290 --> 00:14:13.020
  • CAN IDENTIFY A MAN NAMED EDWARD EVERETT?
  • 00:14:13.030 --> 00:14:17.200
  • HOW MANY OF YOU KNOW THE NAME, EDWARD EVERETT?
  • 00:14:17.210 --> 00:14:20.050
  • WE HAD TWO PEOPLE IN THE FIRST SERVICE.
  • 00:14:20.060 --> 00:14:23.100
  • ONE, TWO.
  • 00:14:23.110 --> 00:14:25.130
  • MARSHALL, I SHOULD KNOW YOU WOULD.
  • 00:14:25.140 --> 00:14:28.090
  • OR YOU OUGHT TO KNOW WHO EDWARD EVERETT IS.
  • 00:14:28.100 --> 00:14:31.130
  • HE SPOKE FOR TWO HOURS
  • 00:14:31.140 --> 00:14:34.030
  • AT THE DEDICATION OF THE GETTYSBURG CEMETERY.
  • 00:14:34.040 --> 00:14:37.090
  • AND YET ONLY TWO OF YOU KNOW WHO HE IS
  • 00:14:37.100 --> 00:14:39.020
  • AND I BET NOT ONE OF YOU CAN RECALL ANYTHING HE SAID
  • 00:14:39.030 --> 00:14:42.090
  • IN HIS TWO HOURS AT THE DEDICATION CEREMONY
  • 00:14:42.100 --> 00:14:45.030
  • OF THE GETTYSBURG CEMETERY.
  • 00:14:45.040 --> 00:14:47.140
  • BUT HIS SPEECH WAS FOLLOWED BY A MAN NAMED ABRAHAM LINCOLN
  • 00:14:47.150 --> 00:14:52.000
  • WHO SPOKE FOR TWO MINUTES AT THE GETTYSBURG CEMETERY
  • 00:14:52.010 --> 00:14:56.220
  • AND WE ALL REMEMBER HIS WORDS.
  • 00:14:56.230 --> 00:14:59.000
  • FOURSCORE AND SEVEN YEARS AGO OUR FATHERS BROUGHT FORTH,
  • 00:14:59.010 --> 00:15:02.040
  • ON THIS CONTINENT, A NEW NATION,
  • 00:15:02.050 --> 00:15:05.110
  • CONCEIVED IN LIBERTY,
  • 00:15:05.120 --> 00:15:07.030
  • AND DEDICATED TO THE PRINCIPLE
  • 00:15:07.040 --> 00:15:08.210
  • THAT ALL MEN ARE CREATED EQUAL.
  • 00:15:08.220 --> 00:15:12.280
  • ISN'T THAT INTERESTING?
  • 00:15:12.290 --> 00:15:14.060
  • TWO MINUTES AND YET WE REMEMBER THOSE WORDS.
  • 00:15:14.070 --> 00:15:17.010
  • DON'T CONFUSE THE LENGTH OF YOUR WORDS
  • 00:15:17.020 --> 00:15:20.150
  • WITH THE STRENGTH OF YOUR WORDS.
  • 00:15:20.160 --> 00:15:22.190
  • THINK ABOUT ELIJAH.
  • 00:15:22.200 --> 00:15:24.090
  • 1 KINGS CHAPTER 18,
  • 00:15:24.100 --> 00:15:25.270
  • HERE HE IS IN THIS BATTLE TO PROVE TO EVERYONE
  • 00:15:25.280 --> 00:15:29.070
  • IS YAHWEH OR IS BAAL THE TRUE GOD?
  • 00:15:29.080 --> 00:15:32.080
  • AND REMEMBER HE ALLOWED THE PROPHETS OF BAAL
  • 00:15:32.090 --> 00:15:34.080
  • TO GO FIRST, TO DEMONSTRATE BAAL'S POWER?
  • 00:15:34.090 --> 00:15:36.260
  • AND THE BIBLE SAYS THAT THE PROPHETS OF BAAL
  • 00:15:36.270 --> 00:15:39.110
  • DANCED AROUND THE ALTAR FROM NOON UNTIL THE TIME
  • 00:15:39.120 --> 00:15:42.230
  • OF THE EVENING SACRIFICE,
  • 00:15:42.240 --> 00:15:44.150
  • PLEADING, PLEADING, REPEATING,
  • 00:15:44.160 --> 00:15:46.220
  • OH, BAAL, HEAR US.
  • 00:15:46.230 --> 00:15:48.050
  • OH BAAL, ANSWER US.
  • 00:15:48.060 --> 00:15:50.260
  • AND BAAL DID NOT ANSWER, THE BIBLE SAYS.
  • 00:15:50.270 --> 00:15:53.010
  • HE COULD NOT ANSWER.
  • 00:15:53.020 --> 00:15:54.220
  • AND THEN BY CONTRAST,
  • 00:15:54.230 --> 00:15:57.050
  • ELIJAH STANDS UP AND HE PRAYS THIS SIMPLE, SHORT PRAYER.
  • 00:15:57.060 --> 00:16:03.110
  • A PRAYER THAT IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE
  • 00:16:03.120 --> 00:16:04.050
  • IS ONLY 64 WORDS LONG.
  • 00:16:04.060 --> 00:16:08.100
  • AND YET AFTER THOSE 64 WORDS,
  • 00:16:08.110 --> 00:16:10.130
  • THE FIRE FROM GOD FELL FROM HEAVEN
  • 00:16:10.140 --> 00:16:12.220
  • AND CONSUMED THOSE ANIMAL SACRIFICES.
  • 00:16:12.230 --> 00:16:16.010
  • DON'T FALL INTO THE TRAP OF THINKING
  • 00:16:16.020 --> 00:16:17.200
  • THAT GOD IS IMPRESSED BY THE LENGTH OF YOUR WORDS.
  • 00:16:17.210 --> 00:16:20.250
  • OTHER PEOPLE SAY, WELL,
  • 00:16:20.260 --> 00:16:22.110
  • IN ORDER TO PRAY EFFECTIVELY, I'VE JUST GOT TO EMPTY MYSELF
  • 00:16:22.120 --> 00:16:25.200
  • OF ANYTHING I REALLY WANT AND PRAY ABOUT THE THINGS
  • 00:16:25.210 --> 00:16:28.220
  • I THINK I'M SUPPOSED TO PRAY ABOUT.
  • 00:16:28.230 --> 00:16:31.070
  • BOY, WHAT A MYTH,
  • 00:16:31.080 --> 00:16:32.220
  • TO THINK THAT WE CAN'T TELL GOD
  • 00:16:32.230 --> 00:16:34.120
  • WHAT IS REALLY ON OUR HEARTS.
  • 00:16:34.130 --> 00:16:36.280
  • THINK ABOUT THE APOSTLE PETER FOR A MOMENT.
  • 00:16:36.290 --> 00:16:39.100
  • REMEMBER THE STORY, PETER AND THE APOSTLES
  • 00:16:39.110 --> 00:16:41.030
  • WERE OUT ON A BOAT RIDE ONE EVENING.
  • 00:16:41.040 --> 00:16:43.040
  • ACTUALLY GOD HAD TOLD THEM TO GO FROM ONE SIDE
  • 00:16:43.050 --> 00:16:45.030
  • TO THE OTHER SIDE
  • 00:16:45.040 --> 00:16:46.090
  • AND HE WOULD MEET THEM ON THE OTHER SIDE?
  • 00:16:46.100 --> 00:16:47.280
  • AND THEY LOOKED OUT AND THEY SAW JESUS
  • 00:16:47.290 --> 00:16:50.130
  • WALKING ON THE WATER
  • 00:16:50.140 --> 00:16:51.270
  • AND PETER WAS ENTHUSED BY THAT
  • 00:16:51.280 --> 00:16:53.280
  • AND HE JUMPS OUT OF THE BOAT
  • 00:16:53.290 --> 00:16:55.150
  • AND INTO THE WATER TO GO WALK TOWARD THE LORD
  • 00:16:55.160 --> 00:16:57.210
  • AND HE'S DOING WELL UNTIL HE TAKES HIS EYES OFF THE LORD
  • 00:16:57.220 --> 00:17:01.150
  • AND BEGINS TO LOOK AT THE BOILING SEA
  • 00:17:01.160 --> 00:17:03.110
  • UNDERNEATH HIM AND HE BEGINS TO SINK.
  • 00:17:03.120 --> 00:17:06.000
  • AND WHAT DOES HE DO?
  • 00:17:06.010 --> 00:17:07.210
  • HE BEGINS TO PRAY.
  • 00:17:07.220 --> 00:17:09.100
  • AND THIS IS WHAT HE PRAYS.
  • 00:17:09.110 --> 00:17:11.290
  • O LORD, THE FATHER OF ABRAHAM, ISAAC AND JACOB,
  • 00:17:12.000 --> 00:17:15.040
  • HOW WE THANK YOU TODAY FOR YOUR GLORIOUS NAME.
  • 00:17:15.050 --> 00:17:18.060
  • AND GOD, WHILE I'M PRAYING,
  • 00:17:18.070 --> 00:17:19.160
  • I WANT TO REMEMBER THE MISSIONARIES IN ECUADOR.
  • 00:17:19.170 --> 00:17:21.230
  • O LORD, BLESS THEM AS THEY SHARE.
  • 00:17:21.240 --> 00:17:24.000
  • IS THAT HOW HE PRAYED?
  • 00:17:24.010 --> 00:17:25.150
  • [CONGREGATION] NO.
  • 00:17:25.160 --> 00:17:26.210
  • NO, HE PRAYED A SIMPLE THREE-WORD PRAYER.
  • 00:17:26.220 --> 00:17:30.210
  • LORD, SAVE ME.
  • 00:17:30.220 --> 00:17:34.020
  • LORD, SAVE ME.
  • 00:17:34.030 --> 00:17:35.150
  • NOW, YOU DON'T GET MUCH MORE SELFISH
  • 00:17:35.160 --> 00:17:37.050
  • IN YOUR PRAYING THAN THAT
  • 00:17:37.060 --> 00:17:39.090
  • BUT THAT'S WHAT HE NEEDED.
  • 00:17:39.100 --> 00:17:40.240
  • HE SHARED WITH THE LORD THE REAL NEED
  • 00:17:40.250 --> 00:17:42.230
  • THAT WAS IN HIS OWN HEART
  • 00:17:42.240 --> 00:17:43.280
  • AND WHAT DID THE LORD DO?
  • 00:17:43.290 --> 00:17:45.060
  • HE REACHED OUT HIS HAND AND HE LIFTED UP PETER.
  • 00:17:45.070 --> 00:17:48.130
  • DON'T THINK THAT PRAYER IS TRYING TO FOOL GOD.
  • 00:17:48.140 --> 00:17:51.290
  • DON'T THINK PRAYER IS TRYING TO EMPTY YOURSELF
  • 00:17:52.000 --> 00:17:54.020
  • OF ANYTHING THAT YOU WANT
  • 00:17:54.030 --> 00:17:55.170
  • AND JUST PRAYING ABOUT WHAT YOU THINK YOU SHOULD PRAY FOR.
  • 00:17:55.180 --> 00:17:58.240
  • SOME PEOPLE THINK IN ORDER TO PRAY EFFECTIVELY
  • 00:17:58.250 --> 00:18:01.060
  • THAT THEY HAVE TO HAVE ENOUGH FAITH.
  • 00:18:01.070 --> 00:18:03.080
  • YOU'VE HEARD THAT SAID BEFORE THAT UNLESS
  • 00:18:03.090 --> 00:18:04.280
  • YOU'RE 100% CONVINCED THAT GOD IS GOING TO DO
  • 00:18:04.290 --> 00:18:08.200
  • WHAT YOU'VE ASKED HIM TO DO,
  • 00:18:08.210 --> 00:18:09.270
  • YOU MIGHT AS WELL NOT PRAY AT ALL.
  • 00:18:09.280 --> 00:18:12.070
  • WELL, THE BIBLE DISPELS THAT MYTH AS WELL.
  • 00:18:12.080 --> 00:18:14.180
  • TURN OVER TO ACTS CHAPTER 12 FOR JUST A MINUTE.
  • 00:18:14.190 --> 00:18:17.180
  • REMEMBER THE STORY
  • 00:18:17.190 --> 00:18:19.000
  • THE EARLY CHURCH HAD GATHERED TOGETHER IN A HOME
  • 00:18:19.010 --> 00:18:22.070
  • TO PRAY FOR THEIR PASTOR.
  • 00:18:22.080 --> 00:18:23.210
  • PETER HAD BEEN IN PRISON BECAUSE OF HIS FAITHFULNESS
  • 00:18:23.220 --> 00:18:26.170
  • IN PREACHING THE GOSPEL.
  • 00:18:26.180 --> 00:18:27.240
  • SO PETER IS IN JAIL, THE CHURCH MEMBERS ARE
  • 00:18:27.250 --> 00:18:30.260
  • IN A HOME, PRAYING FOR THEIR PASTOR'S RELEASE
  • 00:18:30.270 --> 00:18:33.130
  • AND ACTS 12 TELLS US THAT
  • 00:18:33.140 --> 00:18:35.130
  • BECAUSE OF THE EARLY CHURCH PRAYER
  • 00:18:35.140 --> 00:18:37.080
  • THAT GOD MIRACULOUSLY RELEASED PETER FROM JAIL.
  • 00:18:37.090 --> 00:18:41.130
  • THE CHAINS FALL OFF, PETER'S FREE.
  • 00:18:41.140 --> 00:18:43.160
  • SO WHERE DOES HE WANT TO GO?
  • 00:18:43.170 --> 00:18:44.160
  • WELL, NATURALLY HE WANTS TO GO
  • 00:18:44.170 --> 00:18:46.010
  • TO WHERE HIS CHURCH MEMBERS ARE GATHERING TO PRAY FOR HIM.
  • 00:18:46.020 --> 00:18:48.160
  • HE WANTS TO SHARE WITH THEM THE EXCITING NEWS
  • 00:18:48.170 --> 00:18:50.200
  • OF WHAT HAS HAPPENED.
  • 00:18:50.210 --> 00:18:52.000
  • TO ME, THIS IS JUST HILARIOUS.
  • 00:18:52.010 --> 00:18:53.220
  • LOOK AT VERSE 13.
  • 00:18:53.230 --> 00:18:54.290
  • HE GOES TO THE HOUSE WHERE THEY'RE MEETING
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  • AND THE BIBLE SAYS WHEN HE KNOCKED AT THE DOOR OF THE GATE,
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  • A SERVANT GIRL NAMED RHODA CAME TO ANSWER.
  • 00:19:01.080 --> 00:19:04.010
  • NOW, ALL THE CHURCH IS IN THE LIVING ROOM,
  • 00:19:04.020 --> 00:19:05.190
  • GATHERED TOGETHER PRAYING, OKAY?
  • 00:19:05.200 --> 00:19:07.080
  • THEY HEAR THIS KNOCK AT THE DOOR.
  • 00:19:07.090 --> 00:19:08.150
  • THEY SAY, RHODA, GO ANSWER THAT.
  • 00:19:08.160 --> 00:19:10.080
  • WE'RE TOO BUSY PRAYING.
  • 00:19:10.090 --> 00:19:11.120
  • YOU GO ANSWER THAT.
  • 00:19:11.130 --> 00:19:12.210
  • SO RHODA GOES AND ANSWERS THE DOOR.
  • 00:19:12.220 --> 00:19:14.130
  • THE BIBLE SAYS, VERSE 14,
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  • WHEN SHE RECOGNIZED PETER'S VOICE,
  • 00:19:16.100 --> 00:19:19.030
  • BECAUSE OF HER JOY, SHE DID NOT OPEN THE GATE
  • 00:19:19.040 --> 00:19:21.210
  • BUT RAN IN AND ANNOUNCED THAT PETER WAS STANDING
  • 00:19:21.220 --> 00:19:24.110
  • IN FRONT OF THE GATE.
  • 00:19:24.120 --> 00:19:25.180
  • DON'T YOU KNOW PETER WAS FRUSTRATED?
  • 00:19:25.190 --> 00:19:27.050
  • HE SAID, HERE I AM,
  • 00:19:27.060 --> 00:19:28.180
  • AND SHE RUNS AWAY, FORGETS TO OPEN THE DOOR,
  • 00:19:28.190 --> 00:19:31.050
  • LEAVES HIM STANDING THERE.
  • 00:19:31.060 --> 00:19:32.180
  • AND SHE BREAKS INTO THE PRAYER MEETING AND SAYS,
  • 00:19:32.190 --> 00:19:35.020
  • I'VE GOT SOME GREAT NEWS!
  • 00:19:35.030 --> 00:19:37.000
  • THEY SAY, SHH, RHODA, WE'RE PRAYING.
  • 00:19:37.010 --> 00:19:38.260
  • DON'T INTERRUPT PEOPLE OF GOD.
  • 00:19:38.270 --> 00:19:40.170
  • WE'RE PRAYING, PRAYING.
  • 00:19:40.180 --> 00:19:41.150
  • BUT YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND.
  • 00:19:41.160 --> 00:19:42.110
  • DON'T INTERRUPT.
  • 00:19:42.120 --> 00:19:43.180
  • FINALLY THEY SAY, WHAT IS IT?
  • 00:19:43.190 --> 00:19:45.120
  • THEY SAY, PETER,
  • 00:19:45.130 --> 00:19:46.150
  • SHE SAYS, PETER IS HERE.
  • 00:19:46.160 --> 00:19:47.180
  • HE'S STANDING AT THE GATE.
  • 00:19:47.190 --> 00:19:48.210
  • AND HOW DO THEY RESPOND?
  • 00:19:48.220 --> 00:19:49.200
  • DO THEY SAY, OH, PRAISE GOD
  • 00:19:49.210 --> 00:19:51.080
  • THAT HE HAS ANSWERED OUR PRAYERS?
  • 00:19:51.090 --> 00:19:52.260
  • NO, THEY SAID TO HER, VERSE 15,
  • 00:19:52.270 --> 00:19:54.260
  • YOU'RE OUT OF YOUR MIND.
  • 00:19:54.270 --> 00:19:56.030
  • (CONGREGATION LAUGHING)
  • 00:19:56.040 --> 00:19:57.110
  • BUT SHE KEPT INSISTING THAT IT REALLY WAS PETER
  • 00:19:57.120 --> 00:20:00.040
  • AND THEY KEPT SAYING IT MUST BE HIS ANGEL.
  • 00:20:00.050 --> 00:20:04.070
  • ISN'T THAT INTERESTING TO YOU?
  • 00:20:04.080 --> 00:20:05.100
  • HERE THEY WERE PRAYING
  • 00:20:05.110 --> 00:20:07.070
  • THAT GOD WOULD RELEASE PETER.
  • 00:20:07.080 --> 00:20:08.260
  • WHEN THE ANSWER COMES
  • 00:20:08.270 --> 00:20:10.280
  • THEY DON'T BELIEVE IT.
  • 00:20:10.290 --> 00:20:12.230
  • SEE, THE FACT IS, THEY WEREN'T 100% SURE
  • 00:20:12.240 --> 00:20:15.160
  • GOD COULD DO IT.
  • 00:20:15.170 --> 00:20:16.250
  • THEY WEREN'T 50% SURE.
  • 00:20:16.260 --> 00:20:18.100
  • THEY MAY NOT HAVE EVEN BEEN 10% SURE.
  • 00:20:18.110 --> 00:20:21.030
  • THEY HAD A TEENY TINY FAITH.
  • 00:20:21.040 --> 00:20:23.260
  • BUT WHAT DID JESUS SAY?
  • 00:20:25.250 --> 00:20:27.180
  • HE SAID, IF YOU HAVE THE FAITH OF A WHAT?
  • 00:20:27.190 --> 00:20:30.090
  • A MUSTARD SEED.
  • 00:20:30.100 --> 00:20:31.210
  • YOU CAN MOVE MOUNTAINS.
  • 00:20:31.220 --> 00:20:33.080
  • IT'S NOT THE QUANTITY OF YOUR FAITH THAT MATTERS,
  • 00:20:33.090 --> 00:20:36.290
  • IT'S THE OBJECT OF YOUR FAITH.
  • 00:20:37.000 --> 00:20:39.140
  • IF YOUR FAITH IS IN GOD, IT DOESN'T MATTER
  • 00:20:39.150 --> 00:20:41.130
  • HOW SMALL THAT FAITH IS,
  • 00:20:41.140 --> 00:20:43.230
  • GOD WILL RESPOND.
  • 00:20:43.240 --> 00:20:46.220
  • WHAT I'M SAYING TO YOU IS
  • 00:20:46.230 --> 00:20:48.010
  • DON'T GET CAUGHT UP IN THESE MYTHS ABOUT PRAYER
  • 00:20:48.020 --> 00:20:50.160
  • THAT YOU HAVE TO PRAY A LONG TIME
  • 00:20:50.170 --> 00:20:52.040
  • OR YOU HAVE TO BE DISHONEST IN YOUR PRAYING
  • 00:20:52.050 --> 00:20:54.140
  • TO NOT TELL GOD WHAT'S IN YOUR HEART
  • 00:20:54.150 --> 00:20:56.040
  • OR YOU HAVE TO HAVE EVERYTHING RIGHT IN YOUR LIFE.
  • 00:20:56.050 --> 00:20:58.200
  • OR DON'T THINK THAT YOU HAVE TO HAVE ENOUGH FAITH
  • 00:20:58.210 --> 00:21:00.210
  • BEFORE YOU CAN PRAY.
  • 00:21:00.220 --> 00:21:02.000
  • JUST PRAY.
  • 00:21:02.010 --> 00:21:04.200
  • I LOVE WHAT PAUL SAID IN PHILIPPIANS 4:6.
  • 00:21:04.210 --> 00:21:07.060
  • HE SAID, IN EVERYTHING, WITH PRAYER AND SUPPLICATION,
  • 00:21:07.070 --> 00:21:11.070
  • LET YOUR REQUESTS BE MADE KNOWN TO GOD.
  • 00:21:11.080 --> 00:21:13.290
  • NOTICE WHAT HE SAYS,
  • 00:21:14.000 --> 00:21:14.270
  • YOU CAN PRAY ABOUT EVERYTHING.
  • 00:21:14.280 --> 00:21:18.040
  • I LIKE THE WAY ONE PERSON SAYS IT.
  • 00:21:18.050 --> 00:21:19.200
  • WHEN WE PRAY, WE DON'T NEED TO PRAY
  • 00:21:19.210 --> 00:21:22.130
  • WHAT WE WISH WERE IN OUR HEARTS
  • 00:21:22.140 --> 00:21:24.230
  • BUT WHAT IS IN OUR HEARTS.
  • 00:21:24.240 --> 00:21:27.000
  • ISN'T THAT GREAT ADVICE?
  • 00:21:27.010 --> 00:21:29.010
  • WHEN YOU PRAY, PRAY WHAT'S IN YOUR HEART,
  • 00:21:29.020 --> 00:21:30.260
  • NOT WHAT YOU WISH WERE IN YOUR HEART.
  • 00:21:30.270 --> 00:21:32.230
  • NOT WHAT YOU THINK SHOULD BE IN YOUR HEART.
  • 00:21:32.240 --> 00:21:35.050
  • THAT'S THE KIND OF HONEST PRAYING THAT GOD ANSWERS.
  • 00:21:35.060 --> 00:21:37.170
  • WHY IS THAT?
  • 00:21:37.180 --> 00:21:38.120
  • LOOK AT VERSE 8.
  • 00:21:38.130 --> 00:21:39.120
  • SO DO NOT BE LIKE THEM,
  • 00:21:39.130 --> 00:21:41.120
  • FOR YOUR FATHER KNOWS
  • 00:21:41.130 --> 00:21:42.250
  • WHAT YOU NEED BEFORE YOU ASK HIM.
  • 00:21:42.260 --> 00:21:46.190
  • ONE REASON YOU OUGHT TO BE HONEST WITH GOD
  • 00:21:46.200 --> 00:21:48.030
  • WHEN YOU'RE PRAYING?
  • 00:21:48.040 --> 00:21:49.120
  • HE ALREADY KNOWS WHAT'S IN YOUR HEART ANYWAY.
  • 00:21:49.130 --> 00:21:52.200
  • AND HE KNOWS WHAT YOU NEED,
  • 00:21:52.210 --> 00:21:54.150
  • SO WHY NOT BE HONEST WITH HIM?
  • 00:21:54.160 --> 00:21:58.100
  • PRAYING CONSISTENTLY IS DIFFICULT
  • 00:21:58.110 --> 00:22:00.070
  • BUT THE TRUTH IS,
  • 00:22:00.080 --> 00:22:01.130
  • PRAYING EFFECTIVELY IS QUITE SIMPLE.
  • 00:22:01.140 --> 00:22:04.220
  • NEVERTHELESS MANY OF US STRUGGLE
  • 00:22:04.230 --> 00:22:06.150
  • WITH MAINTAINING A CONSISTENT PRAYER LIFE
  • 00:22:06.160 --> 00:22:09.110
  • AND I BELIEVE WE WILL NEVER UNLEASH GOD'S POWER
  • 00:22:09.120 --> 00:22:12.130
  • THROUGH PRAYER IN OUR LIFE
  • 00:22:12.140 --> 00:22:13.250
  • UNLESS WE HAVE FOUR QUESTIONS ABOUT PRAYER ANSWERED.
  • 00:22:13.260 --> 00:22:17.070
  • THE FIRST QUESTION THAT MANY OF US HAVE
  • 00:22:17.080 --> 00:22:19.140
  • BUT FEW OF US HAVE THE GUTS TO ASK IS THIS QUESTION.
  • 00:22:19.150 --> 00:22:23.050
  • AND THAT IS, WHY SHOULD WE PRAY
  • 00:22:23.060 --> 00:22:25.080
  • IF GOD'S GOING TO DO WHAT HE WANTS TO DO ANYWAY?
  • 00:22:25.090 --> 00:22:29.060
  • HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED ABOUT THAT?
  • 00:22:29.070 --> 00:22:30.140
  • I MEAN, WHY SHOULD WE PRAY
  • 00:22:30.150 --> 00:22:32.270
  • IF GOD IS SOVEREIGN AND HE'S GONNA DO
  • 00:22:32.280 --> 00:22:34.270
  • WHATEVER HE WANTS TO DO ANYWAY?
  • 00:22:34.280 --> 00:22:37.220
  • NOW PEOPLE GO TO ONE OF TWO EXTREMES
  • 00:22:37.230 --> 00:22:39.140
  • WHEN THEY TALK ABOUT THE RELATIONSHIP
  • 00:22:39.150 --> 00:22:40.260
  • BETWEEN PRAYER AND GOD'S SOVEREIGNTY.
  • 00:22:40.270 --> 00:22:43.190
  • THERE'S SOME PEOPLE WHO SAY
  • 00:22:43.200 --> 00:22:45.000
  • THAT GOD IS ACTUALLY LIMITED
  • 00:22:45.010 --> 00:22:47.080
  • IN WHAT HE CAN DO BY OUR WILLINGNESS TO PRAY.
  • 00:22:47.090 --> 00:22:50.280
  • WHY SHOULD I PRAY IF GOD IS GONNA DO
  • 00:22:50.290 --> 00:22:53.080
  • WHAT HE WANTS TO DO ANYWAY?
  • 00:22:53.090 --> 00:22:55.040
  • WELL, THE SIMPLE ANSWER IS BECAUSE HE'S TOLD US TO PRAY.
  • 00:22:55.050 --> 00:22:58.040
  • BUT THE REAL ANSWER IS
  • 00:22:58.050 --> 00:22:59.110
  • PRAYER IS THE CHANNEL, THE MEANS
  • 00:22:59.120 --> 00:23:01.130
  • BY WHICH THOSE GOOD THINGS COME INTO MY LIFE.
  • 00:23:01.140 --> 00:23:04.270
  • MUSIC
  • 00:23:04.280 --> 00:23:10.070
  • WE KNOW FROM THE WORD OF GOD AND FROM OUR OWN EXPERIENCE
  • 00:23:10.080 --> 00:23:13.050
  • THAT PRAYER IS THE KEY TO EXPERIENCING GOD'S POWER.
  • 00:23:13.060 --> 00:23:17.290
  • AND I HOPE TODAY'S MESSAGE HAS CONVINCED YOU
  • 00:23:18.000 --> 00:23:20.100
  • TO START MAKING PRAYER A CONSISTENT PART
  • 00:23:20.110 --> 00:23:23.040
  • OF YOUR DAILY LIFE.
  • 00:23:23.050 --> 00:23:25.080
  • NOW, STAY RIGHT HERE.
  • 00:23:25.090 --> 00:23:26.200
  • I'LL BE BACK WITH MORE IN JUST A MOMENT.
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  • YOU WENT THROUGH THREE MISCARRIAGES.
  • 00:23:32.040 --> 00:23:33.220
  • THE THIRD MISCARRIAGE WAS DEVASTATING.
  • 00:23:33.230 --> 00:23:36.160
  • WE WERE SUFFERING LOSSES.
  • 00:23:36.170 --> 00:23:38.020
  • AND YOU KEPT PRAYING.
  • 00:23:38.030 --> 00:23:40.000
  • WE PRAYED A LITTLE DIFFERENTLY
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  • PROBABLY THAN WE EVER HAD BEFORE.
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  • MY DAUGHTER, JULIA JEFFRESS SADLER
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  • I WANT TO SHOW YOU THE SURPRISING LIFE GOD HAS FOR YOU
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  • WILL EVER PRAY CONSISTENTLY
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  • UNTIL WE HAVE FOUR SPECIFIC QUESTIONS
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  • SO ON THE NEXT EDITION OF "PATHWAY TO VICTORY,"
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  • THAT CAN HELP EVERY BELIEVER
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  • 00:25:28.220 --> 00:25:30.110
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  • WHAT HE'S GOING TO DO ANYWAY?
  • 00:25:33.040 --> 00:25:35.140
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  • 00:26:27.040 --> 00:26:28.220
  • HE DOESN'T NEED ME TO DO IT.
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  • ONE EXTREME ABOUT PRAYER IS TO SAY
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  • THAT SOMEHOW GOD IS LIMITED IN WHAT HE CAN DO
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  • BY MY WILLINGNESS TO PRAY.
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  • ON THE OTHER END OF THIS SPECTRUM THOUGH
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