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October 29, 2019
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Robert Jeffress: Pathway to Victory

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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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  • HI, I'M ROBERT JEFFRESS, AND WELCOME AGAIN
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  • TO PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
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  • MOST CHRISTIANS UNDERSTAND
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  • THAT PRAYER IS AN IMPORTANT PART OF THEIR SPIRITUAL LIFE,
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  • BUT IF GOD ALREADY KNOWS EVERYTHING,
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  • THEN WHAT'S THE POINT OF PRAYING,
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  • AND WHAT SORT OF THINGS SHOULD WE PRAY FOR?
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  • LAST TIME WE ACKNOWLEDGED THE FACT
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  • THAT WHILE PRAYING EFFECTIVELY IS SIMPLE,
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  • PRAYING CONSISTENTLY CAN BE QUITE A CHALLENGE
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  • UNLESS WE KNOW THE ANSWERS
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  • TO THOSE TWO IMPORTANT QUESTIONS.
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  • SO TODAY, I'M GOING TO SHARE SOME BIBLICAL TRUTHS
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  • THAT CAN HELP ALL OF US BECOME MORE DISCIPLINED
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  • ABOUT TALKING WITH GOD.
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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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  • THERE IS A BLOOD
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  • THAT SIGHTS THE BLIND
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  • AND HEALS THE SICK
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  • AND THE LONELY FIND
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  • IT HAS THE POWER
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  • TO FREE THE BOUND
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  • OH, AS CHAINS THEY FALL UPON THE GROUND
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  • SO POUR IT OUT
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  • TO CLEANSE MY SOUL
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  • AND LET HIS LIQUID GLORY FLOW
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  • BECAUSE IT LIVES
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  • TO MAKE ME WHOLE
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  • I OWE MY LIFE
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  • I OWE MY ALL
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  • SO I COME TO TELL YOU THAT HE SAVES
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  • TO SHOUT AND TO PROCLAIM
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  • THAT HE'S COMING BACK FOR YOU, OH
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  • WHAT CAN WASH AWAY MY SIN
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  • NOTHING BUT HIS BLOOD, HIS CLEANSING BLOOD
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  • NOTHING BUT THE BLOOD
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  • THERE IS A GRAVE
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  • THAT TRIED TO HIDE
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  • THIS PRECIOUS BLOOD
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  • THAT GAVE ME LIFE
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  • BUT IN THREE DAYS
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  • HE BREATHED AGAIN
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  • AND ROSE TO STAND IN MY DEFENSE
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  • SO I COME TO TELL YOU HE'S ALIVE
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  • JESUS IS ALIVE
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  • TO SHOUT AND TO PROCLAIM
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  • HE'S COMING BACK
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  • HE'S COMING BACK FOR YOU
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  • HE'S COMING BACK, HE'S COMING BACK
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  • IN THE TWINKLING OF AN EYE
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  • HE'S COMING BACK FOR YOU
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  • WHEN THE TRUMPET SOUNDS
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  • HE'S COMING BACK
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  • FOR YOU
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  • (CONGREGATION APPLAUDS)
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  • [ANNOUNCER] 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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  • JULIA JEFFRESS SADLER 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
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  • TO SUPPORT THE MINISTRY OF PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
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  • MUSIC
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  • PRAYING CONSISTENTLY IS DIFFICULT,
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  • BUT THE TRUTH IS PRAYING EFFECTIVELY IS QUITE SIMPLE.
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  • NEVERTHELESS, MANY OF US STRUGGLE
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  • WITH MAINTAINING A CONSISTENT PRAYER LIFE,
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  • AND I BELIEVE WE WILL NEVER UNLEASH GOD'S POWER
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  • THROUGH PRAYER IN OUR LIFE
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  • UNTIL WE HAVE FOUR QUESTIONS ABOUT PRAYER ANSWERED.
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  • TODAY, IN THE FINAL MOMENTS WE HAVE,
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  • WE'RE GONNA LOOK AT TWO OF THOSE QUESTIONS,
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  • AND WE'RE GONNA LOOK AT THE FINAL TWO QUESTIONS NEXT WEEK.
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  • THE FIRST QUESTION THAT MANY OF US HAVE
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  • BUT FEW OF US HAVE THE GUTS TO ASK IS THIS QUESTION.
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  • THAT IS, WHY SHOULD WE PRAY
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  • IF GOD'S GOING TO DO WHAT HE WANTS TO DO ANYWAY?
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  • NOW, HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED ABOUT THAT?
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  • I MEAN, WHY SHOULD WE PRAY IF GOD IS SOVEREIGN
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  • AND HE'S GONNA DO WHATEVER HE WANTS TO DO ANYWAY?
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  • I WAS ACTUALLY ASKED THAT QUESTION ONE TIME
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  • BY A DEACON ON A WEDNESDAY NIGHT
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  • WHEN WE WERE WALKING DOWN THE HALLWAY
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  • ON THE WAY TO PRAYER MEETING.
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  • "NOW PASTOR, WHY ARE YOU WE GOING DOWN HERE TO PRAY,
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  • "IF GOD'S GONNA DO WHAT HE WANTS TO DO ANYWAY?
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  • "DOES GOD, DOES PRAYER ACTUALLY CHANGE
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  • "GOD'S WILL AND PLAN,
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  • "OR DOES IT SIMPLY CHANGE US?"
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  • NOW, PEOPLE GO TO ONE OF TWO EXTREMES
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  • WHEN THEY TALK ABOUT THE RELATIONSHIP
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  • BETWEEN PRAYER AND GOD'S SOVEREIGNTY.
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  • THERE ARE SOME PEOPLE WHO SAY
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  • THAT GOD IS ACTUALLY LIMITED IN WHAT HE CAN DO
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  • BY OUR WILLINGNESS TO PRAY.
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  • TO SAY THAT GOD IS LIMITED WITH WHAT HE CAN DO
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  • BY OUR WILLINGNESS TO PRAY
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  • IS TO STRIP GOD OF HIS SOVEREIGNTY.
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  • GOD CAN DO WHATEVER HE CHOOSES TO DO.
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  • REMEMBER IN ROMANS CHAPTER NINE,
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  • GOD IS TALKING ABOUT GOD'S SOVEREIGN ELECTION?
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  • HE SAYS, "JACOB, HAVE I CHOSEN, ESAU HAVE I HATED.
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  • "I WILL HAVE MERCY ON WHOMEVER, I WILL HAVE MERCY."
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  • THEN IN ROMANS 9:16 PAUL SAYS,
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  • "SO THEN THE DOES NOT DEPEND ON THE MAN WHO WILLS
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  • "OR THE MAN WHO RUNS,
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  • "BUT ON GOD, WHO HAS MERCY."
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  • LADIES AND GENTLEMAN, GOD CAN DO WHATEVER HE CHOOSES TO DO.
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  • HE DOESN'T NEED ME TO DO IT.
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  • ONE EXTREME ABOUT PRAYER IS TO SAY
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  • THAT SOMEWHERE, 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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  • ARE THOSE PEOPLE WHO WOULD SAY,
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  • "WELL, GOD IS SOVEREIGN, GOD IS IN CONTROL,
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  • "AND MY PRAYERS MAKE NO DIFFERENCE WHATSOEVER."
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  • NOW THESE ARE THE SAME PEOPLE WHO SAY,
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  • "WELL, YOU KNOW, GOD'S GONNA SAVE
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  • "WHOMEVER HE IS GONNA SAVE,
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  • "HE DOESN'T NEED ME TO WITNESS
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  • "IN ORDER TO SAVE THEM."
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  • HOW CAN WE RECONCILE GOD'S SOVEREIGNTY
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  • WITH OUR RESPONSIBILITY TO WITNESS?
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  • I LIKE WHAT ONE THEOLOGIAN SAYS.
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  • HE SAYS, "GOD HAS NOT ONLY ORDAINED THE END RESULT,
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  • "HE'S ORDAINED THE MEANS TO THE END."
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  • YES, GOD HAS DECIDED WHO'S GOING TO BE SAVED.
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  • HE HAS ELECTED CERTAIN INDIVIDUALS TO SALVATION.
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  • YOU CAN'T BELIEVE THE BIBLE AND NOT BELIEVE THAT.
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  • BUT EVEN THOUGH GOD HAS ORDAINED THE END,
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  • WHO'S GONNA BE SAVED,
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  • HE HAS ALSO ORDAINED THE MEANS
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  • BY WHICH THOSE PEOPLE ARE GONNA BE SAVED.
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  • IT'S BY THEIR HEARING THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST.
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  • ROMANS CHAPTER 10:17 SAYS,
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  • "FOR FAITH COMES BY HEARING,
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  • "AND HEARING, THE WORD OF GOD."
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  • "HOW WILL THEY BELIEVE UPON HIM
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  • "WHOM THEY HAVE NOT HEARD," PAUL ASKED.
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  • GOD HAS ORDAINED WHO'S GONNA BE SAVED,
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  • BUT HE'S ALSO ORDAINED HOW THEY'RE GONNA BE SAVED,
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  • AND IT IS BY YOU AND ME SHARING THE GOSPEL WITH THEM.
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  • NOW FOLKS, IT IS THE SAME WAY WITH PRAYER.
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  • GOD HAS ALL OF THESE INCREDIBLE THINGS
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  • HE WANTS TO DO FOR YOU.
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  • HE HAS A TREMENDOUS PLAN FOR YOUR LIFE.
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  • REMEMBER THE WORDS IN JEREMIAH 29:11,
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  • GOD SAID, "FOR I KNOW THE PLANS I HAVE FOR YOU,
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  • "DECLARES THE LORD,
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  • "PLANS FOR YOUR WELFARE, NOT FOR CALAMITY,
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  • "A PLAN TO GIVE YOU A FUTURE AND A HOPE."
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  • THERE IS AN INFINITE AMOUNT OF THINGS, GOOD THINGS,
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  • GOD WANTS TO DO FOR YOUR LIFE.
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  • HOW DO THOSE BLESSINGS COME INTO YOUR LIFE?
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  • THE MEANS BY WHICH THEY COME INTO YOUR LIFE IS
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  • THROUGH PRAYER. GOD HAS ORDAINED THE GOOD THINGS
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  • HE WANTS TO DO FOR YOU,
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  • BUT HE'S ALSO ORDAINED THE MEANS
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  • BY WHICH THOSE GOOD THINGS ARE GONNA COME INTO YOUR LIFE,
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  • AND IT IS THROUGH PRAYER.
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  • WHY SHOULD I PRAY IF GOD IS GONNA DO
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  • WHAT HE WANTS TO DO ANYWAY?
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  • WELL, THE SIMPLE ANSWER IS BECAUSE HE'S TOLD US TO PRAY.
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  • BUT THE REAL ANSWER IS PRAYER IS THE CHANNEL,
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  • THE MEANS BY WHICH THOSE GOOD THINGS COME INTO MY LIFE.
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  • THAT LEADS TO A SECOND QUESTION ABOUT PRAYER.
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  • OKAY, WHAT SORT OF THINGS SHOULD I PRAY FOR?
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  • WHAT SORT OF THINGS SHOULD I PRAY FOR?
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  • IS IT WRONG TO PRAY FOR A BIGGER HOUSE,
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  • A BETTER JOB, A LARGER SALARY?
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  • IS IT MORE SPIRITUAL TO PRAY,
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  • "LORD HEAL ME," OR SHOULD I BE PRAYING,
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  • "LORD, YOUR WILL BE DONE?"
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  • AGAIN, CHRISTIANS GO TO ONE OF TWO EXTREMES.
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  • THERE ARE SOME PEOPLE WHO KIND OF SEE GOD
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  • AS A DIVINE BELLHOP IN HEAVEN
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  • AND PRAYER IS THE BUZZER THAT WE USE
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  • TO SUMMON HIS ATTENTION WHENEVER WE NEED HIM
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  • TO CARRY OUT OUR PURPOSE.
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  • OTHER PEOPLE, SICKENED BY THAT KIND OF IDEA ABOUT PRAYER,
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  • THEY GO TO THE OTHER EXTREME AND THEY SAY,
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  • "YOU KNOW WHAT, YOU SHOULD NEVER ASK GOD
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  • "FOR ANYTHING SELFISH."
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  • I REMEMBER HEARING PEOPLE SAY, "TEACH ABOUT PRAYER."
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  • THE MOST SIMPLE, ELEMENTARY, IMMATURE WAY TO PRAY
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  • IS TO PRAY FOR ME.
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  • "LORD, DO THIS FOR ME, DO THIS FOR ME."
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  • ONCE YOU GET PAST THAT CHILDISH KIND OF PRAYING,
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  • THE NEXT LEVEL OF PRAYER IS TO PRAY FOR OTHER PEOPLE.
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  • "LORD, DO THIS FOR SALLY, DO THIS FOR JIM,"
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  • PRAYING FOR OTHER PEOPLE.
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  • BUT THEN THEY SAY, WHEN WE REACH THE HIGHEST STATE
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  • OF MATURITY IN OUR SPIRITUAL LIFE,
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  • WE DON'T PRAY FOR OURSELVES, WE DON'T PRAY FOR OTHER PEOPLE,
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  • WE SIMPLY PRAY FOR THE WILL OF GOD TO BE DONE.
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  • NOW, THERE'S A GREAT TERM
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  • FOR THAT KIND OF TEACHING: HOGWASH.
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  • THE BIBLE TELLS US WE NEED TO PRAY FOR OURSELVES.
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  • THE BIBLE SAYS WE OUGHT TO PRAY FOR OTHER PEOPLE,
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  • THE BIBLE SAYS WE OUGHT TO ALSO PRAY
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  • FOR THE GLORY OF GOD.
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  • WE FIND A BALANCED VIEW OF HOW TO REALLY PRAY
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  • THE KINDS OF THINGS WE OUGHT TO BE PRAYING FOR,
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  • IN MATTHEW CHAPTER SIX.
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  • TURN OVER TO MATTHEW CHAPTER SIX FOR A MOMENT.
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  • NOW LET ME REMIND WHAT OCCASIONED
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  • WHAT WE CALL THE LORD'S PRAYER.
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  • IN LUKE'S ACCOUNT OF THIS STORY,
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  • THE DISCIPLES ACTUALLY CAME TO JESUS,
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  • AND THEY SAID, "LORD, TEACH US HOW TO PRAY."
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  • NOW THINK ABOUT THIS.
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  • THE DISCIPLES WEREN'T ALWAYS
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  • THE BRIGHTEST BULBS IN THE SOCKET,
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  • IF YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN.
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  • YET EVEN THEY, AFTER HANGING AROUND
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  • THE LORD A COUPLE OF YEARS
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  • SAW THE CONNECTION BETWEEN JESUS' POWER
  • 00:11:19.030 --> 00:11:22.260
  • AND JESUS' PRIORITY OF PRAYER IN HIS LIFE.
  • 00:11:22.270 --> 00:11:26.080
  • THEY SAW THAT THERE WAS SOME RELATIONSHIP
  • 00:11:26.090 --> 00:11:28.060
  • BETWEEN THOSE TWO THINGS.
  • 00:11:28.070 --> 00:11:29.220
  • THEY SAID, "LORD, WE WANT THE SAME POWER IN OUR LIFE
  • 00:11:29.230 --> 00:11:32.170
  • "THAT YOU HAVE IN YOUR LIFE,
  • 00:11:32.180 --> 00:11:34.010
  • "AND WE REALIZE THAT IT'S BECAUSE OF YOUR COMMUNICATION
  • 00:11:34.020 --> 00:11:36.150
  • "WITH YOUR HEAVENLY FATHER THAT THAT POWER
  • 00:11:36.160 --> 00:11:38.070
  • "FLOWS INTO YOUR LIFE.
  • 00:11:38.080 --> 00:11:39.130
  • "SO LORD, TEACH US TO PRAY AS YOU PRAY."
  • 00:11:39.140 --> 00:11:44.080
  • WHAT DID JESUS SAY?
  • 00:11:44.090 --> 00:11:46.050
  • JESUS SAID, "WHEN YOU PRAY, PRAY IN THIS WAY."
  • 00:11:46.060 --> 00:11:52.110
  • HE NEVER SAID, "WHEN YOU PRAY, PRAY THIS PRAYER."
  • 00:11:52.120 --> 00:11:54.140
  • I HAVE PEOPLE ASK ME IN OUR FIRST TRACK CLASS,
  • 00:11:54.150 --> 00:11:56.240
  • "WHY DON'T WE PRAY THE LORD'S PRAYER EVERY SUNDAY
  • 00:11:56.250 --> 00:11:59.020
  • "LIKE OTHER CHURCHES?"
  • 00:11:59.030 --> 00:12:01.060
  • THE REASON IS, JESUS NEVER INSTRUCTED US
  • 00:12:01.070 --> 00:12:03.220
  • TO PRAY THIS PRAYER.
  • 00:12:03.230 --> 00:12:06.080
  • NOWHERE IN THE NEW TESTAMENT DO YOU FIND THIS PRAYER
  • 00:12:06.090 --> 00:12:08.150
  • EVER BEING REPEATED.
  • 00:12:08.160 --> 00:12:10.110
  • THE LORD'S PRAYER IS NOT A MANTRA TO BE REPEATED,
  • 00:12:10.120 --> 00:12:13.110
  • IT IS A MODEL TO BE FOLLOWED IN OUR PRAYING.
  • 00:12:13.120 --> 00:12:17.050
  • SO JESUS SAID, "HERE ARE THE COMPONENTS
  • 00:12:17.060 --> 00:12:19.120
  • "OF AN EFFECTIVE PRAYER THAT REACHES HEAVEN.
  • 00:12:19.130 --> 00:12:22.080
  • "FIRST OF ALL, OUR PRAYER OUT TO BEGIN
  • 00:12:22.090 --> 00:12:23.280
  • "WITH A PRAISE OF GOD'S NAME.
  • 00:12:23.290 --> 00:12:26.190
  • "OUR FATHER, WHO IS IN HEAVEN, HALLOWED BE THY NAME."
  • 00:12:26.200 --> 00:12:31.000
  • IT'S NOT LIKE CHILDREN THINK SOMETIME,
  • 00:12:31.010 --> 00:12:32.130
  • IT'S NOT HALLOWEEN BE YOUR NAME,
  • 00:12:32.140 --> 00:12:34.050
  • IT IS HALLOWED BE YOUR NAME.
  • 00:12:34.060 --> 00:12:36.050
  • THAT WORD HALLOWED SIMPLY MEANS HOLY IS YOUR NAME.
  • 00:12:36.060 --> 00:12:40.170
  • NOW BEFORE WE BEGIN RUSHING AT GOD
  • 00:12:40.180 --> 00:12:42.140
  • WITH ALL OF OUR REQUESTS
  • 00:12:42.150 --> 00:12:43.210
  • AND THE THINGS WE WANT TO HAVE DONE FOR US,
  • 00:12:43.220 --> 00:12:46.210
  • WE NEED TO TAKE A MOMENT
  • 00:12:46.220 --> 00:12:48.160
  • AND REMEMBER HOW HOLY GOD'S NAME IS.
  • 00:12:48.170 --> 00:12:51.200
  • REMEMBER, A PERSON'S NAME IS SIMPLY REPRESENTATIVE
  • 00:12:51.210 --> 00:12:55.090
  • OF WHO THAT PERSON IS.
  • 00:12:55.100 --> 00:12:57.160
  • WHEN JESUS SAID, "REMEMBER THE HOLINESS OF GOD'S NAME,"
  • 00:12:57.170 --> 00:13:00.110
  • WHAT HE'S REALLY SAYING IS,
  • 00:13:00.120 --> 00:13:01.090
  • "REMEMBER HOW HOLY GOD IS."
  • 00:13:01.100 --> 00:13:03.200
  • THAT WORD HOLY MEANS SEPARATE, A CUT ABOVE, DIFFERENT.
  • 00:13:03.210 --> 00:13:08.160
  • WHEN WE COME INTO GOD'S PRESENCE,
  • 00:13:08.170 --> 00:13:10.120
  • WE OUGHT TO PRAISE HIM THAT HE IS NOT LIKE WE ARE.
  • 00:13:10.130 --> 00:13:13.290
  • "GOD, THANK YOU FOR BEING LOVING,
  • 00:13:14.000 --> 00:13:16.190
  • "EVEN THOUGH I DESERVE YOUR JUDGMENT.
  • 00:13:16.200 --> 00:13:19.220
  • "GOD, THANK YOU FOR BEING FAITHFUL
  • 00:13:19.230 --> 00:13:21.150
  • "EVEN WHEN I'M FAITHLESS.
  • 00:13:21.160 --> 00:13:23.200
  • "GOD, THANK YOU FOR BEING WISER
  • 00:13:23.210 --> 00:13:26.010
  • "AND HAVING A GOOD PLAN FOR MY LIFE
  • 00:13:26.020 --> 00:13:27.260
  • "EVEN THOUGH I DON'T KNOW WHAT THAT PLAN IS."
  • 00:13:27.270 --> 00:13:30.180
  • WE TAKE A MOMENT AND WE PRAISE GOD FOR WHO HE IS,
  • 00:13:30.190 --> 00:13:34.100
  • THE FACT THAT HE IS DIFFERENT THAN WE ARE.
  • 00:13:34.110 --> 00:13:37.000
  • THEN SECONDLY, JESUS SAID,
  • 00:13:37.010 --> 00:13:38.230
  • "WE NEED TO GET SOMETHING SETTLED EARLY IN OUR PRAYER,"
  • 00:13:38.240 --> 00:13:41.210
  • AND THAT IS THE PRIORITY OF GOD'S PURPOSE.
  • 00:13:41.220 --> 00:13:45.050
  • LOOK AT VERSE 10.
  • 00:13:45.060 --> 00:13:46.210
  • "YOUR KINGDOM COME, YOUR WILL BE DONE,
  • 00:13:46.220 --> 00:13:50.020
  • "ON EARTH AS IT IS IN HEAVEN."
  • 00:13:50.030 --> 00:13:54.110
  • WHEN WE SAY, "GOD, MAY YOUR KINGDOM COME,"
  • 00:13:54.120 --> 00:13:57.000
  • WHAT ARE WE SAYING?
  • 00:13:57.010 --> 00:13:59.020
  • THE KINGDOM OF GOD IS ONE OF THOSE TERMS
  • 00:13:59.030 --> 00:14:00.180
  • WE ALL THROW AROUND,
  • 00:14:00.190 --> 00:14:02.020
  • BUT I THINK VERY FEW OF US HAVE A REAL UNDERSTANDING OF.
  • 00:14:02.030 --> 00:14:04.020
  • WHAT DO WE MEAN WHEN WE TALK ABOUT THE KINGDOM OF GOD?
  • 00:14:04.030 --> 00:14:06.260
  • WHEN WE'RE PRAYING FOR GOD'S KINGDOM TO COME,
  • 00:14:06.270 --> 00:14:09.150
  • WE ARE PRAYING FOR THE FUTURE RETURN OF JESUS CHRIST.
  • 00:14:09.160 --> 00:14:13.110
  • NOW LISTEN TO THIS.
  • 00:14:13.120 --> 00:14:14.160
  • A KING'S KINGDOM CONSISTS OF THAT AREA,
  • 00:14:14.170 --> 00:14:18.270
  • WHEREVER WHAT THE KING WANTS DONE GETS DONE.
  • 00:14:18.280 --> 00:14:22.030
  • IT IS THE AREA OVER WHICH HE RULES.
  • 00:14:22.040 --> 00:14:26.010
  • FOR EXAMPLE, THE KING OF EGYPT IS SOVEREIGN.
  • 00:14:26.020 --> 00:14:29.160
  • HE IS RULER OVER THE CITIZENS OF EGYPT.
  • 00:14:29.170 --> 00:14:31.280
  • HE HAS TOTAL AUTHORITY OVER THEM, THEY SUBMIT TO HIM.
  • 00:14:31.290 --> 00:14:35.290
  • BUT THE KING OF EGYPT HAS
  • 00:14:36.000 --> 00:14:37.010
  • ABSOLUTELY NO AUTHORITY OVER US.
  • 00:14:37.020 --> 00:14:39.120
  • IF YOU GET A LETTER FROM THE EGYPTIAN GOVERNMENT
  • 00:14:39.130 --> 00:14:42.110
  • TELLING THEM THAT YOU OWE THEM 20%
  • 00:14:42.120 --> 00:14:44.120
  • OF YOUR INCOME IN INCOME TAX,
  • 00:14:44.130 --> 00:14:46.190
  • YOU PROBABLY AREN'T GONNA SEND THAT MONEY TO EGYPT, ARE YOU?
  • 00:14:46.200 --> 00:14:49.260
  • WHY, BECAUSE THEY HAVE NO AUTHORITY OVER YOU,
  • 00:14:49.270 --> 00:14:52.020
  • THE KING HAS NO AUTHORITY OVER YOU.
  • 00:14:52.030 --> 00:14:54.090
  • IT'S THE SAME WAY WITH GOD'S KINGDOM.
  • 00:14:54.100 --> 00:14:56.120
  • GOD'S KINGDOM IS THAT AREA
  • 00:14:56.130 --> 00:14:58.200
  • WHEREVER WHAT GOD WANTS DONE GETS DONE.
  • 00:14:58.210 --> 00:15:02.110
  • NOW, WHAT DOES GOD'S KINGDOM CONSIST OF?
  • 00:15:02.120 --> 00:15:07.010
  • WELL, THE BIBLE SAYS HE'S KING,
  • 00:15:07.020 --> 00:15:08.250
  • HE'S SOVEREIGN OVER ALL THE UNIVERSE.
  • 00:15:08.260 --> 00:15:11.290
  • WELL, THAT IS TRUE THEOLOGICALLY.
  • 00:15:12.000 --> 00:15:14.170
  • GOD IS IN CONTROL OF EVERYTHING THAT HAPPENS,
  • 00:15:14.180 --> 00:15:17.130
  • BUT THERE IS ONE SMALL CORNER OF HIS UNIVERSE
  • 00:15:17.140 --> 00:15:21.160
  • WHERE GOD'S WILL IS NOT BEING DONE RIGHT NOW.
  • 00:15:21.170 --> 00:15:24.120
  • THERE IS ONE SMALL CORNER IN THE UNIVERSE
  • 00:15:24.130 --> 00:15:26.240
  • WHERE THERE IS A REBELLION AGAINST GOD'S KINGDOM,
  • 00:15:26.250 --> 00:15:29.200
  • AND IT'S THAT SPECK IN THE UNIVERSE CALLED PLANET EARTH.
  • 00:15:29.210 --> 00:15:33.200
  • RIGHT NOW ON PLANET EARTH,
  • 00:15:33.210 --> 00:15:34.280
  • THERE ARE A GROUP OF GOD'S CREATIONS
  • 00:15:34.290 --> 00:15:37.070
  • THAT ARE REBELLING AGAINST HIM.
  • 00:15:37.080 --> 00:15:39.280
  • BUT THAT REBELLION WON'T LAST FOREVER.
  • 00:15:39.290 --> 00:15:42.160
  • THERE IS COMING A TIME WHEN GOD'S SON,
  • 00:15:42.170 --> 00:15:45.010
  • THE LORD JESUS CHRIST WILL RETURN
  • 00:15:45.020 --> 00:15:47.220
  • AND HE WILL RULE OVER ALL THE EARTH.
  • 00:15:47.230 --> 00:15:50.230
  • THE BIBLE SAYS AT THAT TIME,
  • 00:15:50.240 --> 00:15:52.070
  • EVERY KNEE WILL BOW, EVERY TONGUE WILL CONFESS
  • 00:15:52.080 --> 00:15:55.170
  • THAT JESUS CHRIST IS KYRIOS, HE IS LORD,
  • 00:15:55.180 --> 00:15:59.190
  • HE IS SOVEREIGN OVER ALL.
  • 00:15:59.200 --> 00:16:03.120
  • BUT RIGHT NOW, WE'RE LIVING IN THAT TIME
  • 00:16:03.130 --> 00:16:05.220
  • WHEN GOD'S KINGDOM, HIS RULE IS NOT TOTAL
  • 00:16:05.230 --> 00:16:09.080
  • OVER ALL OF HIS CREATION.
  • 00:16:09.090 --> 00:16:10.140
  • THERE IS THAT REBELLION GOING ON RIGHT NOW.
  • 00:16:10.150 --> 00:16:12.290
  • SO WHEN WE PRAY, "YOUR KINGDOM COME,"
  • 00:16:13.000 --> 00:16:15.100
  • WE'RE SAYING, "LORD, WE ARE PRAYING
  • 00:16:15.110 --> 00:16:16.240
  • "FOR THE FUTURE RETURN OF JESUS CHRIST."
  • 00:16:16.250 --> 00:16:19.130
  • BUT NOTICE THE SECOND PHRASE, "YOUR WILL BE DONE
  • 00:16:19.140 --> 00:16:23.040
  • "ON EARTH AS IT IS IN HEAVEN."
  • 00:16:23.050 --> 00:16:26.020
  • THAT IS A PRAYER FOR THE FOR PRESENT RULE OF GOD
  • 00:16:26.030 --> 00:16:32.000
  • ON THE EARTH AND SPECIFICALLY IN MY LIFE.
  • 00:16:32.010 --> 00:16:34.210
  • SEE, HERE'S WHAT THE BIBLE CALLS
  • 00:16:34.220 --> 00:16:36.130
  • THE MYSTERY OF THE KINGDOM OF GOD.
  • 00:16:36.140 --> 00:16:39.020
  • ALL THROUGHOUT THE NEW TESTAMENT IN MATTHEW 13,
  • 00:16:39.030 --> 00:16:41.100
  • JESUS TALKED ABOUT THE MYSTERY OF THE KINGDOM OF GOD,
  • 00:16:41.110 --> 00:16:43.290
  • AND HERE'S THE MYSTERY.
  • 00:16:44.000 --> 00:16:45.120
  • THE MYSTERY IS, THE FUTURE KINGDOM IS COMING,
  • 00:16:45.130 --> 00:16:48.180
  • JESUS IS GONNA RETURN ONE DAY,
  • 00:16:48.190 --> 00:16:50.220
  • BUT RIGHT NOW, THE KINGDOM OF GOD OCCURS
  • 00:16:50.230 --> 00:16:53.240
  • IN THE LIVES OF INDIVIDUAL BELIEVERS
  • 00:16:53.250 --> 00:16:56.000
  • WHO ARE SUBMITTING TO GOD'S KINGDOM.
  • 00:16:56.010 --> 00:16:58.180
  • SO WHEN WE PRAY, "LORD, YOUR WILL BE DONE
  • 00:16:58.190 --> 00:17:01.060
  • "ON EARTH AS IT IS IN HEAVEN,"
  • 00:17:01.070 --> 00:17:03.130
  • WHAT WE'RE SAYING IS,
  • 00:17:03.140 --> 00:17:04.200
  • "LORD, I WANT TO OBEY YOUR RULE RIGHT NOW.
  • 00:17:04.210 --> 00:17:08.240
  • "EVEN THOUGH OTHER PEOPLE AROUND ME
  • 00:17:08.250 --> 00:17:10.020
  • "ARE NOT SUBMITTING TO YOUR RULE,
  • 00:17:10.030 --> 00:17:12.000
  • "RIGHT NOW I AM SUBMITTING
  • 00:17:12.010 --> 00:17:13.280
  • "TO YOUR SOVEREIGNTY OVER MY LIFE.
  • 00:17:13.290 --> 00:17:16.140
  • "LORD, MAY YOUR WILL BE DONE IN MY LIFE,
  • 00:17:16.150 --> 00:17:20.020
  • "JUST AS IT IS BEING DONE IN HEAVEN."
  • 00:17:20.030 --> 00:17:24.040
  • WHY SHOULD WE SUBMIT OURSELVES
  • 00:17:24.050 --> 00:17:26.170
  • TO GOD'S RULE OVER OUR LIFE?
  • 00:17:26.180 --> 00:17:30.040
  • YOU KNOW, HOW MANY OF YOU ARE LOOKING FORWARD
  • 00:17:30.050 --> 00:17:31.150
  • TO GOING TO HEAVEN?
  • 00:17:31.160 --> 00:17:32.250
  • WOULD YOU JUST RAISE YOUR HAND.
  • 00:17:32.260 --> 00:17:34.070
  • I MEAN, HEAVEN IS SOMEWHAT APPEALING TO YOU.
  • 00:17:34.080 --> 00:17:37.150
  • WHAT IS IT ABOUT HEAVEN YOU'RE LOOKING MOST FORWARD TO?
  • 00:17:37.160 --> 00:17:40.260
  • WELL SOME PEOPLE SAY,
  • 00:17:40.270 --> 00:17:42.080
  • "WELL, I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO JUST BEING FREE
  • 00:17:42.090 --> 00:17:44.180
  • "FROM WORRYING ALL THE TIME.
  • 00:17:44.190 --> 00:17:46.070
  • "I JUST WORRY ALL TIME,
  • 00:17:46.080 --> 00:17:48.000
  • "AND I'M JUST LOOKING FORWARD TO THE TIME
  • 00:17:48.010 --> 00:17:49.060
  • "I DON'T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT ANYTHING."
  • 00:17:49.070 --> 00:17:50.270
  • GUESS WHAT, YOU DON'T HAVE TO DIE
  • 00:17:50.280 --> 00:17:52.260
  • TO EXPERIENCE FREEDOM FROM WORRY.
  • 00:17:52.270 --> 00:17:55.130
  • JESUS SAID, "MY PEACE I GIVE TO YOU,
  • 00:17:55.140 --> 00:17:57.090
  • "MY PEACE I LEAVE WITH YOU."
  • 00:17:57.100 --> 00:17:59.190
  • YOU CAN HAVE THAT RIGHT NOW.
  • 00:17:59.200 --> 00:18:02.080
  • SOME PEOPLE SAY, "WELL, I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO
  • 00:18:02.090 --> 00:18:03.200
  • "JUST NOT WORRYING ABOUT MONEY ANYMORE.
  • 00:18:03.210 --> 00:18:05.100
  • "IT'S JUST A CONSTANT BATTLE, YOU KNOW,
  • 00:18:05.110 --> 00:18:07.040
  • "KNOWING IF I'M GONNA HAVE ENOUGH.
  • 00:18:07.050 --> 00:18:08.230
  • "I'M JUST LOOKING FORWARD TO THE TIME
  • 00:18:08.240 --> 00:18:10.190
  • "I DON'T HAVE TO BE CONCERNED ABOUT FINANCES."
  • 00:18:10.200 --> 00:18:13.000
  • GUESS WHAT, YOU DON'T HAVE TO DIE
  • 00:18:13.010 --> 00:18:15.130
  • TO BE CONTENT WITH YOUR FINANCIAL SITUATION.
  • 00:18:15.140 --> 00:18:18.170
  • THE APOSTLE PAUL SAID, "I'VE LEARNED TO BE CONTENT
  • 00:18:18.180 --> 00:18:20.250
  • "IN WHATEVER CIRCUMSTANCE I'M IN."
  • 00:18:20.260 --> 00:18:24.160
  • SOME PEOPLE SAY, "I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO HEAVEN
  • 00:18:24.170 --> 00:18:26.090
  • "BECAUSE I WON'T TO BE ENSLAVED TO SIN ANYMORE.
  • 00:18:26.100 --> 00:18:29.150
  • "I WON'T HAVE TO BE ENSLAVED TO ADDICTIONS,
  • 00:18:29.160 --> 00:18:31.200
  • "TO WRONG RELATIONSHIPS,
  • 00:18:31.210 --> 00:18:33.000
  • "TO THE THINGS THAT ARE DESTROYING MY LIFE."
  • 00:18:33.010 --> 00:18:35.100
  • YOU DON'T HAVE TO DIE TO EXPERIENCE THAT.
  • 00:18:35.110 --> 00:18:37.240
  • PAUL SAID TO THE ROMAN CHRISTIANS, HE SAID,
  • 00:18:37.250 --> 00:18:39.230
  • "SO DO NOT LET SIN REIGN OVER YOUR MORTAL BODIES
  • 00:18:39.240 --> 00:18:43.040
  • THAT YOU SHOULD OBEY ITS LUST."
  • 00:18:43.050 --> 00:18:46.020
  • WHAT I'M SAYING TO YOU FOLKS IS,
  • 00:18:46.030 --> 00:18:47.190
  • YOU DON'T HAVE TO DIE
  • 00:18:47.200 --> 00:18:49.030
  • TO EXPERIENCE THE BENEFITS OF THE KINGDOM OF GOD.
  • 00:18:49.040 --> 00:18:52.050
  • THE FACT IS, TO THE EXTENT THAT YOU AND I
  • 00:18:52.060 --> 00:18:56.010
  • SUBMIT TO GOD'S RULE IN OUR LIFE,
  • 00:18:56.020 --> 00:18:59.290
  • WE CAN EXPERIENCE THE BENEFITS OF THE KINGDOM OF GOD.
  • 00:19:00.020 --> 00:19:05.170
  • YOU KNOW SOMETIMES I REALLY WONDER
  • 00:19:05.180 --> 00:19:07.000
  • WHY SOME CHRISTIANS EVEN WANNA GO TO HEAVEN.
  • 00:19:07.010 --> 00:19:10.210
  • I MEAN, THINK, WHAT IS IT
  • 00:19:10.220 --> 00:19:11.280
  • THAT'S GOING TO CHARACTERIZE HEAVEN?
  • 00:19:11.290 --> 00:19:15.000
  • HEAVEN IS GONNA BE CHARACTERIZED
  • 00:19:15.010 --> 00:19:16.200
  • BY TOTAL, COMPLETE OBEDIENCE TO THE WILL OF GOD, ISN'T IT?
  • 00:19:16.210 --> 00:19:21.170
  • THERE'S NOT GONNA BE ONE CREATURE
  • 00:19:21.180 --> 00:19:23.280
  • IN THE NEW HEAVEN AND THE NEW EARTH
  • 00:19:23.290 --> 00:19:25.170
  • THAT REBELS AGAINST GOD,
  • 00:19:25.180 --> 00:19:27.280
  • AND IF WE ARE REBELLING AGAINST GOD'S WILL RIGHT NOW,
  • 00:19:27.290 --> 00:19:31.240
  • IF WE THINK THE LAST THING I WANNA DO
  • 00:19:31.250 --> 00:19:34.030
  • IS TO OBEY GOD IN MY LIFE,
  • 00:19:34.040 --> 00:19:35.260
  • WHY DO WE THINK WE'RE GONNA BE IN HEAVEN ONE DAY
  • 00:19:35.270 --> 00:19:39.030
  • WHERE ALL WE DO IS GOING TO OBEY GOD, DAY AND NIGHT?
  • 00:19:39.040 --> 00:19:43.210
  • WHAT DO YOU THINK IS GONNA CHANGE IN YOUR LIFE
  • 00:19:43.220 --> 00:19:45.240
  • BETWEEN NOW AND THEN
  • 00:19:45.250 --> 00:19:47.010
  • THAT SUDDENLY IS GONNA MAKE YOU WANNA OBEY GOD?
  • 00:19:47.020 --> 00:19:49.080
  • IF YOU DON'T WANNA OBEY HIM NOW,
  • 00:19:49.090 --> 00:19:51.200
  • THERE'S NOTHING THAT'S GONNA CHANGE IN YOUR LIFE
  • 00:19:51.210 --> 00:19:53.120
  • THAT'S GONNA MAKE YOU WANT TO OBEY HIM IN HEAVEN.
  • 00:19:53.130 --> 00:19:56.290
  • WHEN YOU PRAY, "YOUR WILL BE DONE
  • 00:19:57.000 --> 00:20:00.010
  • "ON EARTH AS IT IS IN HEAVEN,"
  • 00:20:00.020 --> 00:20:02.060
  • WHAT WE'RE REALLY PRAYING IS,
  • 00:20:02.070 --> 00:20:03.130
  • "GOD, I AM GOING TO OBEY YOUR PRECEPTIVE WILL.
  • 00:20:03.140 --> 00:20:07.290
  • "THAT PART OF YOUR WILL THAT HAS BEEN REVEALED TO ME,
  • 00:20:08.000 --> 00:20:10.270
  • "RIGHT NOW, FATHER, I'M GONNA GET THIS SETTLED IN MY HEART.
  • 00:20:10.280 --> 00:20:13.280
  • "I AM GOING TO START OBEYING YOU
  • 00:20:13.290 --> 00:20:16.150
  • "SO THAT I CAN START BENEFITING
  • 00:20:16.160 --> 00:20:19.090
  • "FROM THE BLESSINGS OF THE KINGDOM."
  • 00:20:19.100 --> 00:20:21.230
  • WHEN WE PRAY, "YOUR WILL BE DONE
  • 00:20:21.240 --> 00:20:24.010
  • "IN MY LIFE AS IT IS IN HEAVEN,"
  • 00:20:24.020 --> 00:20:25.280
  • WE'RE FIRST OF ALL SAYING,
  • 00:20:25.290 --> 00:20:27.130
  • "GOD, I ACQUIESCE, I SUBMIT TO YOUR PRECEPTIVE WILL,
  • 00:20:27.140 --> 00:20:33.190
  • "THOSE COMMANDS IN SCRIPTURE THAT I KNOW TO BE TRUE."
  • 00:20:33.200 --> 00:20:37.140
  • BUT WE'RE ALSO SAYING SOMETHING ELSE.
  • 00:20:37.150 --> 00:20:39.230
  • WHEN WE SAY, "GOD, YOUR WILL BE DONE IN MY LIFE,"
  • 00:20:39.240 --> 00:20:42.040
  • WE'RE SAYING, "GOD, I SUBMIT TO YOUR PROVIDENTIAL WILL."
  • 00:20:42.050 --> 00:20:46.280
  • SEE, A LOT OF THINGS ABOUT GOD'S WILL
  • 00:20:46.290 --> 00:20:48.130
  • WE DON'T KNOW AHEAD OF TIME UNTIL THEY HAPPEN, DO WE?
  • 00:20:48.140 --> 00:20:51.290
  • THERE ARE A LOT OF CONCERNS WE HAVE
  • 00:20:52.000 --> 00:20:53.100
  • THAT WE CAN TALK TO GOD ABOUT,
  • 00:20:53.110 --> 00:20:54.280
  • BUT WE REALLY DON'T KNOW IF IT'S GOD'S WILL OR NOT.
  • 00:20:54.290 --> 00:20:57.000
  • WE CAN SAY, "LORD, I REALLY WANT
  • 00:20:57.010 --> 00:20:58.220
  • "THIS RELATIONSHIP TO BE HEALED."
  • 00:20:58.230 --> 00:21:01.200
  • TRUTHFULLY, WE DON'T KNOW WHETHER THAT'S GOD'S WILL OR NOT
  • 00:21:01.210 --> 00:21:03.230
  • TO HEAL THAT RELATIONSHIP IN MANY CASES.
  • 00:21:03.240 --> 00:21:06.220
  • WE CAN SAY, "GOD, I'M OUT OF WORK NOW.
  • 00:21:06.230 --> 00:21:09.130
  • "I NEED THIS PARTICULAR JOB THAT HAS OPENED UP."
  • 00:21:09.140 --> 00:21:12.020
  • WE CAN PRAY FOR THAT, BUT WE DON'T KNOW WHEN WE PRAY
  • 00:21:12.030 --> 00:21:15.110
  • IF THAT JOB IS REALLY GOD'S WILL FOR US OR NOT.
  • 00:21:15.120 --> 00:21:19.150
  • WE CAN PRAY WHEN ILLNESS STRIKES IN OURSELVES
  • 00:21:19.160 --> 00:21:22.120
  • OR IN A LOVED ONE.
  • 00:21:22.130 --> 00:21:23.160
  • WE CAN SAY, "GOD, HEAL US, HEAL THEM FROM THAT DISEASE,"
  • 00:21:23.170 --> 00:21:26.130
  • BUT WHEN WE PRAY, THE TRUTH IS,
  • 00:21:26.140 --> 00:21:28.190
  • WE DON'T KNOW IF IT'S GOD'S WILL TO HEAL OR NOT.
  • 00:21:28.200 --> 00:21:32.140
  • SO WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO PRAY,
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  • "GOD YOUR WILL BE DONE?"
  • 00:21:34.090 --> 00:21:35.290
  • HERE'S WHAT IT MEANS.
  • 00:21:36.000 --> 00:21:37.050
  • IT SAYS, "GOD, THIS IS WHAT I WANT.
  • 00:21:37.060 --> 00:21:39.190
  • "I'M GONNA BE VERY HONEST IN WHAT I WANT, GOD.
  • 00:21:39.200 --> 00:21:42.040
  • "THIS IS WHAT I'M ASKING YOU TO DO,
  • 00:21:42.050 --> 00:21:45.080
  • "BUT I ALSO REALIZE THAT YOU KNOW BEST,
  • 00:21:45.090 --> 00:21:48.230
  • "AND ULTIMATELY, I AM SUBMITTING MYSELF
  • 00:21:48.240 --> 00:21:51.090
  • "TO YOUR PROVIDENTIAL WILL."
  • 00:21:51.100 --> 00:21:53.040
  • ISN'T THAT WHAT JESUS DID IN THE GARDEN OF GETHSEMANE,
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  • WHEN HE KNELT THERE, HE PRAYED IN GREAT AGONY,
  • 00:21:56.190 --> 00:21:59.210
  • THAT SWEAT LIKE BLOOD FELL TO THE GROUND.
  • 00:21:59.220 --> 00:22:01.270
  • HE SAID, "FATHER, IF YOU ARE WILLING,
  • 00:22:01.280 --> 00:22:04.130
  • "LET THIS EXPERIENCE PASS FROM ME."
  • 00:22:04.140 --> 00:22:08.000
  • WE SKIP OVER THAT TOO OFTEN.
  • 00:22:08.010 --> 00:22:10.160
  • WE DON'T REALIZE THAT JESUS
  • 00:22:10.170 --> 00:22:12.050
  • REALLY DID NOT WANT TO GO TO THE CROSS.
  • 00:22:12.060 --> 00:22:14.250
  • HE REALLY DIDN'T WANNA DO IT.
  • 00:22:14.260 --> 00:22:16.080
  • DO YOU BLAME HIM?
  • 00:22:16.090 --> 00:22:18.020
  • NOT JUST THE PHYSICAL, HORRENDOUS SUFFERING
  • 00:22:18.030 --> 00:22:20.210
  • THAT THE CROSS REPRESENTED,
  • 00:22:20.220 --> 00:22:22.060
  • BUT THE SPIRITUAL SUFFERING AND BEING SEPARATED FROM GOD.
  • 00:22:22.070 --> 00:22:24.230
  • WHO COULD BLAME JESUS FOR NOT WANTING TO GO TO THE CROSS?
  • 00:22:24.240 --> 00:22:27.120
  • HE WAS VERY HONEST WITH GOD.
  • 00:22:27.130 --> 00:22:29.070
  • HE SAID, "GOD, IF YOU ARE WILLING, PLEASE, ANOTHER WAY.
  • 00:22:29.080 --> 00:22:33.220
  • "LET THIS CUP BE REMOVED FROM ME."
  • 00:22:33.230 --> 00:22:36.250
  • BUT THEN HE ADDED, "YET NOT MY WILL,
  • 00:22:36.260 --> 00:22:40.140
  • "BUT YOUR WILL BE DONE, YOUR WILL BE DONE,
  • 00:22:40.150 --> 00:22:45.050
  • "ON EARTH, IN MY LIFE,
  • 00:22:45.060 --> 00:22:47.190
  • "AS IT'S BEING DONE IN HEAVEN RIGHT NOW."
  • 00:22:47.200 --> 00:22:50.140
  • IN SOME INEXPLICABLE WAY, WHAT WERE TWO WILLS,
  • 00:22:50.150 --> 00:22:53.220
  • GOD'S WILL AND JESUS' WILL, WERE MOLDED INTO ONE WILL.
  • 00:22:53.230 --> 00:22:58.210
  • WHEN WE'RE PRAYING TO GOD,
  • 00:22:58.220 --> 00:23:00.190
  • WE NEED TO BE HONEST AND TELL HIM WHAT WE WANT,
  • 00:23:00.200 --> 00:23:03.160
  • BUT THEN WE MAKE THAT FINAL ACQUIESCENCE TO GOD'S WILL,
  • 00:23:03.170 --> 00:23:07.090
  • "NOT MY WILL, YOUR WILL BE DONE."
  • 00:23:07.100 --> 00:23:10.090
  • MUSIC
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  • GOD HAS AN INFINITE NUMBER OF BLESSINGS
  • 00:23:15.250 --> 00:23:18.190
  • HE WANTS TO POUR INTO YOUR LIFE,
  • 00:23:18.200 --> 00:23:21.020
  • AND PRAYER IS THE CHANNEL
  • 00:23:21.030 --> 00:23:22.280
  • THROUGH WHICH THOSE BLESSINGS, PLANS, AND PURPOSES FLOW.
  • 00:23:22.290 --> 00:23:27.090
  • NOW, DON'T GO ANYWHERE, I'LL BE BACK WITH MORE
  • 00:23:27.100 --> 00:23:30.080
  • IN JUST A MOMENT.
  • 00:23:30.090 --> 00:23:32.210
  • IN ONE YEAR, YOU WENT THROUGH THREE MISCARRIAGES.
  • 00:23:32.220 --> 00:23:36.070
  • THE THIRD MISCARRIAGE WAS DEVASTATING.
  • 00:23:36.080 --> 00:23:38.190
  • WE WERE SUFFERING LOSSES.
  • 00:23:38.200 --> 00:23:40.070
  • AND YOU KEPT PRAYING.
  • 00:23:40.080 --> 00:23:42.060
  • WE PRAYED A LITTLE DIFFERENTLY
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  • PROBABLY THAN WE EVER HAD BEFORE.
  • 00:23:43.170 --> 00:23:45.010
  • WE'RE NOT GONNA BE EMBARRASSED
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  • [ANNOUNCER] IN HER NEW BOOK,
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  • JULIA SHARES THE STORY OF GOD'S LIFE CHANGING ANSWERS
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  • TO BOLD PRAYERS.
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  • MY DAUGHTER, JULIA JEFFRESS SADLER,
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  • HAS NEVER BEEN SHY ABOUT PRAYING WITH BOLDNESS,
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  • AND I'M EXCITED TO SHARE HER WONDERFUL NEW BOOK
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  • 00:24:11.130 --> 00:24:14.060
  • OR YOUR DREAMS SEEM IMPOSSIBLE,
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  • I WANNA SHOW YOU THE SURPRISING LIFE GOD HAS FOR YOU
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  • WHEN YOU'RE BOLD ENOUGH TO ASK HIM.
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  • 00:24:47.290 --> 00:24:51.200
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  • WITH THE LIGHT OF GOD'S WORD.
  • 00:24:59.180 --> 00:25:04.020
  • WE'RE TO PRAISE GOD'S NAME FOR WHO HE IS.
  • 00:25:04.030 --> 00:25:07.170
  • WE'RE TO PRAY FOR GOD'S WILL TO BE DONE,
  • 00:25:07.180 --> 00:25:10.200
  • NOT JUST IN THE FUTURE, BUT RIGHT NOW ON EARTH.
  • 00:25:10.210 --> 00:25:14.140
  • BUT THOSE AREN'T THE ONLY THINGS WE'RE TO PRAY FOR.
  • 00:25:14.150 --> 00:25:17.110
  • GOD SAYS IT'S OKAY TO PRAY FOR SELFISH THINGS AS WELL.
  • 00:25:17.120 --> 00:25:22.000
  • SO NEXT TIME, WE'RE GOING TO FINISH
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  • LOOKING AT HOW WE SHOULD PRAY FOR OUR NEEDS,
  • 00:25:24.060 --> 00:25:27.180
  • AND THEN WE'RE GOING TO ANSWER A QUESTION
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  • I BET EVERYBODY WOULD LIKE TO HAVE ANSWERED,
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  • BUT FEW HAVE THE COURAGE TO ASK:
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  • WHY DOESN'T GOD ANSWER ALL OF MY PRAYERS?
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  • STAY TUNED FOR A PREVIEW OF WHAT'S COMING UP NEXT
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  • HAVE EVER ASKED GOD TO DO SOMETHING
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  • THAT HE DIDN'T DO, WOULD YOU RAISE YOUR HAND?
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  • I MEAN, WE ALL WRESTLE WITH THIS PROBLEM
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  • OF UNANSWERED PRAYER.
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  • WELL, THE BIBLE GIVES THREE ANSWERS, THREE POSSIBLE ANSWERS
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