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Robert Jeffress: Pathway to Victory

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  • HI, I'M ROBERT JEFFRESS AND WELCOME AGAIN TO
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  • PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
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  • BOTH THE OLD AND NEW TESTAMENTS CONTAIN
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  • FASCINATING ACCOUNTS OF HUMANS WHO ENCOUNTERED ANGELS.
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  • SO WHO ARE THESE MYSTERIOUS INVISIBLE BEINGS?
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  • AND WHAT IS THEIR PURPOSE HERE ON EARTH?
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  • TODAY, WE'LL EXPLORE THE REMARKABLE MINISTRY OF
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  • ANGELS TO BOTH UNBELIEVERS AND BELIEVERS.
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  • AND WE'LL ALSO ADDRESS THE FASCINATING TOPIC OF
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  • GUARDIAN ANGELS.
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  • DO SUPERNATURAL BEINGS PROTECT AND GUIDE YOUR LIFE?
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  • MY MESSAGE IS TITLED, TOUCHED BY AN ANGEL
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  • ON TODAY'S EDITION OF PATHWAY TO VICTORY!
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  • MUSIC
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  • ANGELS ARE A VERY REAL AND POWERFUL FORCE IN
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  • OUR WORLD TODAY.
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  • AND ONE OF THE MOST INFLUENTIAL BOOKS EVER
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  • WRITTEN ON THIS FASCINATING SUBJECT IS
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  • ANGELS: GOD'S SECRET AGENTS
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  • BY THE REVEREND BILLY GRAHAM.
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  • WHAT ARE THE ANGELS?
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  • TO THE GREAT PATRIARCHS ANGELS APPEARED.
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  • THE BIBLE TEACHES THE EXISTENCE OF ANGELS!
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  • AND YOU'RE INVITED TO REQUEST AN EXCLUSIVE
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  • SPECIAL EDITION OF DR. GRAHAM'S CLASSIC BOOK
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  • FEATURING A BRAND-NEW FOREWORD FROM DR. JEFFRESS
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  • WHEN YOU GIVE A GENEROUS GIFT TO PATHWAY TO VICTORY!
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  • MUSIC
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  • IN HER WONDERFUL BOOK, THE HIDING PLACE,
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  • THE LATE CORRIE TEN BOOM TELLS ABOUT HOW GOD
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  • MIRACULOUSLY PROVIDED FOR HER AND HER SISTER BETSY
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  • WHILE THEY WERE INCARCERATED IN A
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  • GERMAN CONCENTRATION CAMP.
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  • WHEN THEY WERE TRANSFERRED TO RAVENSBRUCK,
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  • THE WORST OF ALL OF THE CAMPS,
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  • THEY IMMEDIATELY HAD TO SURRENDER ANY MEDICINES
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  • THAT THEY HAD, BUT CORI SAYS SHE WAS ABLE TO
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  • SMUGGLE IN A SMALL BOTTLE OF LIQUID VITAMIN THAT WAS
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  • ABOUT HALF FULL.
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  • VITAMIN DEFICIENCY WAS ONE OF THE WORST HAZARDS
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  • PRISONERS FACED, AND CORI'S INSTINCT WAS TO
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  • HOARD THAT LITTLE VIAL SO SHE COULD CARE FOR HER
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  • SISTER BETSY WHO WAS DESPERATELY SICK
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  • AND CLOSE TO DEATH.
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  • BUT CORI SAYS OTHERS IN THE CAMP WERE SICK TOO.
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  • AS SHE WROTE, "IT WAS HARD TO SAY NO TO EYES THAT
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  • BURNED WITH FEVER AND HANDS THAT SHOOK WITH CHILL."
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  • SO SHE BEGAN TO SHARE THAT LITTLE VIAL OF LIQUID VITAMIN.
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  • SOON THE NUMBER RECEIVING THEIR DAILY DROP WAS 30,
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  • AND YET CORI SAYS, "EVERY TIME I TILTED THE LITTLE
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  • BOTTLE A DROP APPEARED AT THE TOP OF THE STOPPER.
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  • MANY TIMES I LAY AWAKE TRYING TO FATHOM THE
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  • MARVEL OF SUPPLY LAVISHED UPON US."
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  • WHAT IS IT THAT KEPT THAT LITTLE VIAL FILLED WITH
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  • THAT LIQUID VITAMIN?
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  • CORI SAID SHE BELIEVED IT WAS THE ANGELS GOD WAS
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  • USING TO MINISTER TO HER AND HER SISTER.
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  • YOU KNOW ACCOUNTS LIKE THAT ALONG WITH NUMEROUS
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  • ACCOUNTS IN THE SCRIPTURE REMIND US THAT ANGELS ARE
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  • NOT FANTASY, THEY ARE VERY REAL BEINGS IN THE WORLD
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  • TODAY THAT GOD USES TO ACCOMPLISH HIS PLAN IN OUR LIFE.
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  • AND YET AS WONDERFUL AS ANGELS ARE,
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  • THEY SHOULD BE NO SUBSTITUTE FOR WORSHIPING
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  • CHRIST WHO RULES OVER THE ANGELS.
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  • AND THAT'S THE THEME OF THE FIRST PORTION OF
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  • HEBREWS 1 WE'VE BEEN LOOKING AT.
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  • LAST TIME IN VERSES 5-14 WE SAW HOW CHRIST IS
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  • SUPERIOR TO THE ANGELS.
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  • CHRIST POSSESSES A SUPERIOR NAME,
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  • HE'S A SUPERIOR OBJECT OF WORSHIP,
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  • HE WILL RULE OVER A SUPERIOR KINGDOM AND HE
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  • ENJOYS A SUPERIOR VICTORY.
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  • WELL THEN ARE ANGELS NOT IMPORTANT?
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  • OH NO, THE WRITER SAYS, ANGELS ARE VERY IMPORTANT
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  • TO CHRISTIANS TODAY.
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  • LOOK AT HEBREWS 1:14, "ARE THEY," TALKING ABOUT
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  • ANGELS, "ARE THEY NOT ALL MINISTERING SPIRITS SENT
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  • OUT TO RENDER SERVICE FOR THE SAKE OF THOSE WHO WILL
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  • INHERIT SALVATION??
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  • I CALL ANGELS GOD'S AAA SERVICE: ALWAYS AVAILABLE TO ASSIST.
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  • YOU KNOW HOW AAA WORKS?
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  • YOU'RE STUCK ON THE ROAD, YOU CALL THEM AND OUT THEY
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  • COME WITH THEIR TRUCK.
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  • WELL ANGELS ARE LIKE THAT.
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  • THEY ARE READY TO RENDER SERVICE AT THE COMMAND OF GOD.
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  • FOR WHO?
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  • FOR THOSE WHO INHERIT SALVATION.
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  • THAT'S YOU AND ME IF WE ARE A CHRISTIAN.
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  • DID YOU KNOW ANGELS HAVE A VERY REAL PURPOSE IN THE
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  • LIFE OF UNBELIEVERS?
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  • IN FACT, THE BIBLE MENTIONS THREE WAYS THAT
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  • ANGELS INTERFACE WITH UNBELIEVERS.
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  • FIRST OF ALL, ANGELS CAN BE MINISTERS OF GOD'S
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  • GOODNESS TO NON-CHRISTIANS.
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  • HAVE YOU EVER HEARD PEOPLE SAY: WELL GOD DOESN'T HEAR
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  • THE PRAYER OF NON-CHRISTIANS,
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  • THE ONLY PRAYER HE CAN HEAR FROM A NON-CHRISTIAN
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  • IS THE PRAYER OF SALVATION.
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  • NOW THAT IS SHEER BALONEY.
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  • GOD CAN HEAR ANY PRAYER HE WANTS TO HEAR,
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  • AND SOMETIMES HE DOES LISTEN TO AND EVEN ANSWER
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  • THE PRAYERS OF NON-CHRISTIANS.
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  • MAKE NO MISTAKE ABOUT IT ONLY CHRISTIANS ENTER INTO
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  • HEAVEN, I THINK WE'VE ESTABLISHED THAT PRETTY WELL.
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  • NOT ONLY THAT, ONLY CHRISTIANS ARE CALLED
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  • CHILDREN OF GOD - THEY HAVE THAT UNIQUE
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  • RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD THE FATHER,
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  • BUT THAT DOESN'T MEAN GOD DOESN'T ANSWER THE PRAYERS
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  • OF NON-CHRISTIANS.
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  • YOU SEE GOD DOES NOT HATE NON-CHRISTIANS.
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  • GOD LOVES NON-CHRISTIANS, AND HE DOES EVERYTHING HE
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  • CAN TO WIN THEM TO FAITH IN CHRIST;
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  • AND SOMETIMES GOD USES GOOD THINGS HE SENDS INTO
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  • AN UNBELIEVER'S LIFE TO DRAW THEM TO HIMSELF.
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  • WE HAVE A TERM IN THEOLOGY CALLED "COMMON GRACE."
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  • AND COMMON GRACE IS THE GOODNESS OF GOD THAT FALLS
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  • UPON NON-CHRISTIANS AS WELL AS CHRISTIANS.
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  • THERE IS COMMON GRACE THAT GOD EXTENDS TO EVERYONE,
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  • NOT SAVING GRACE BUT COMMON GRACE.
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  • AND WHAT IS HIS PURPOSE IN DOING THAT?
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  • ROMANS 2:4 SAYS, "FOR THE KINDNESS OF GOD
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  • LEADS US TO REPENTANCE."
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  • GOD BESTOWS BLESSINGS UPON NON-CHRISTIANS IN ORDER TO
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  • LEAD THEM TO ACCEPT SAVING GRACE FROM JESUS.
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  • THERE ARE SOME OF YOU HERE TODAY,
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  • SOME OF YOU LISTENING TO THIS MESSAGE,
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  • MAYBE YOU'RE NOT YET A CHRISTIAN AND YOU'RE
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  • SAYING: WELL I'M NOT SURE I NEED TO DO ALL THAT
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  • TRUSTING CHRIST THING, AFTER ALL,
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  • I HAVE A PRETTY GOOD RELATIONSHIP
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  • WITH THE MAN UPSTAIRS.
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  • I MEAN I HAVE A GOOD FAMILY.
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  • I'M FAIRLY PROSPEROUS, NOTHING BAD HAS HAPPENED TO ME.
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  • I CAN EVEN POINT TO AN EXAMPLE OF WHEN GOD HAS
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  • ANSWERED MY PRAYERS, OR HE'S DELIVERED ME FROM A
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  • DISASTER; EVERYTHING'S FINE WITH ME AND GOD.
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  • LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, DON'T CONFUSE GOD'S
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  • GOODNESS WITH GOD'S FORGIVENESS.
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  • GOD MAYBE GOOD TO YOU NOT BECAUSE HE HAS GRANTED YOU
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  • SALVATION BUT HE WANTS YOU TO COME TO FAITH IN
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  • REPENTANCE AND RECEIVE SALVATION.
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  • THAT'S WHAT WE CALL COMMON GRACE,
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  • AND MANY TIMES GOD WILL USE ANGELS TO BRING THOSE
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  • BLESSINGS INTO AN UNBELIEVER'S LIFE.
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  • SECONDLY, ANGELS ALSO SERVE AS MINISTERS OF
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  • JUDGMENT AGAINST UNBELIEVERS.
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  • TURN OVER TO ACTS 12 FOR JUST A MOMENT.
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  • YOU KNOW WHEN YOU LOOK IN THE BIBLE YOU FIND THAT
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  • ANGELS WERE MINISTERS OF JUDGMENT AGAINST
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  • UNBELIEVERS AS A GROUP.
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  • FOR EXAMPLE, GENESIS 19 SAYS ANGELS WERE INVOLVED
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  • IN THE DESTRUCTION OF SODOM AND GOMORRAH.
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  • IN PSALM 78 IT SAYS THE ANGELS WERE RESPONSIBLE
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  • FOR THE 10 PLAGUES THAT BEFELL EGYPT.
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  • IN 2 KINGS 19 THERE IS A STORY ABOUT AN ANGEL
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  • SLAYING 185.000 ASSYRIAN SOLDIERS WHO WERE
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  • THREATENING JERUSALEM.
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  • WE FAST FORWARD TO THE BOOK OF REVELATION
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  • CHAPTERS 6 THROUGH 19, IT'S THE ANGELS WHO ARE
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  • INSTRUMENTAL IN POURING OUT GOD'S JUDGMENT UPON THE EARTH.
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  • THIRDLY, ANGELS CAN BE MINISTERS OF ETERNAL
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  • DEATH, NOT JUST JUDGMENT, BUT ETERNAL DEATH.
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  • DID YOU KNOW ANGELS WILL BE THE FINAL EXECUTIONER
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  • FOR UNBELIEVERS, THE BIBLE SAYS?
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  • IN REVELATION 20 WE HAVE THE MOST,
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  • I THINK, TERRIFYING PASSAGE IN ALL OF THE BIBLE.
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  • IT'S ABOUT THE GREAT WHITE THRONE JUDGMENT.
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  • THE BIBLE SAYS ALL OF THE UNSAVED DEAD WHO HAVE EVER
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  • LIVED WERE RESURRECTED FOR A JUDGMENT,
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  • AND THEY STOOD BEFORE THE GREAT WHITE THRONE.
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  • VERSE 15 SAYS, "AND IF ANYONE'S NAME WAS NOT
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  • FOUND WRITTEN IN THE BOOK OF LIFE HE WAS THROWN INTO
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  • THE LAKE OF FIRE."
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  • WHAT DOES THAT MEAN: HIS NAME WRITTEN IN THE BOOK OF LIFE?
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  • THE ONLY PEOPLE'S NAMES WHO ARE RECORDED IN THE
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  • BOOK OF LIFE ARE THOSE WHO HAVE TRUSTED IN JESUS AS
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  • SAVIOR, AND IF YOUR NAME IS NOT THERE WHEN YOU DIE
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  • AND YOU STAND BEFORE THAT JUDGMENT,
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  • THERE ARE NO SECOND CHANCES.
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  • YOU WILL BE THROWN INTO THE LAKE OF FIRE.
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  • THE BIBLE SAYS EARLIER: WHERE THE BEAST AND THE
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  • FALSE PROPHET ARE, AND YOU WILL BE TORMENTED DAY AND
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  • NIGHT FOREVER AND EVER, AND THERE IS NO ESCAPE.
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  • THERE ARE NO SECOND CHANCES AFTER DEATH.
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  • IF ANY MAN'S NAME WAS NOT WRITTEN IN THE BOOK HE WAS
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  • THROWN INTO THE LAKE OF FIRE.
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  • WHO WILL THROW THE UNBELIEVER INTO THE LAKE OF FIRE?
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  • LOOK AT MATTHEW 13:49, 50.
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  • JESUS SAID IT WILL BE THE ANGELS WHO DO IT,
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  • "'SO IT WILL BE,' JESUS SAID,
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  • 'AT THE END OF THE AGE THE ANGELS SHALL COME FORTH
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  • AND TAKE OUT THE WICKED FROM AMONG THE RIGHTEOUS
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  • AND WILL CAST THEM INTO THE FURNACE OF FIRE AND
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  • THERE SHALL BE WEEPING AND GNASHING OF TEETH.'" IT'S
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  • A HORRIBLE THOUGHT, BUT THE LAST THING AN
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  • UNBELIEVER SEES BEFORE HE'S CAST INTO HELL WILL
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  • BE THE FACE OF AN ANGEL.
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  • ANGELS ARE VERY REAL FORCES.
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  • THEY HAVE A ROLE IN THE LIFE,
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  • THE DEATH, AND THE ETERNAL JUDGMENT OF UNBELIEVERS,
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  • BUT TO US THE QUESTION IS:
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  • WHAT DO ANGELS FOR US WHO ARE CHRISTIANS?
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  • AND I PROMISE WE'RE GOING TO GET TO THE ANSWER TO
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  • THAT QUESTION, BUT BEFORE WE DO,
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  • I WANT TO ANSWER AN AGE OLD QUESTION THAT PERHAPS
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  • YOU'VE WONDERED ABOUT, AND THAT IS: DO CHRISTIANS
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  • HAVE GUARDIAN ANGELS?
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  • IS THERE ONE SPECIFIC ANGEL GOD HAS ASSIGNED TO
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  • US TO WATCH OUT FOR US?
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  • IS THAT WHAT THE BIBLE TEACHES?
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  • WHEN PEOPLE TALK ABOUT GUARDIAN ANGELS THEY
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  • USUALLY REFER TO ONE OF THREE PASSAGES THAT APPEAR
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  • TO TEACH A GUARDIAN ANGEL IS ASSIGNED TO EACH OF US.
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  • THE FIRST ONE IS
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  • MATTHEW 18:3, 4, "AND JESUS SAID: TRULY I
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  • SAY TO YOU THAT UNLESS YOU ARE CONVERTED AND BECOME
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  • LIKE CHILDREN YOU SHALL NOT ENTER THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN.
  • 00:11:12.130 --> 00:11:16.110
  • WHOEVER THEN HUMBLES HIMSELF AS THIS CHILD HE
  • 00:11:16.120 --> 00:11:19.260
  • IS THE GREATEST IN THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN."
  • 00:11:19.270 --> 00:11:22.220
  • YOU KNOW WE HAVE THIS IDEA THAT CHILDREN,
  • 00:11:22.230 --> 00:11:25.230
  • THEY'RE JUST TOO YOUNG TO BE SAVED.
  • 00:11:25.240 --> 00:11:27.290
  • I HEAR PARENTS SAY THAT ALL THE TIME:
  • 00:11:28.000 --> 00:11:29.090
  • OH, I NEED TO WAIT UNTIL MY CHILD GETS OLDER.
  • 00:11:29.100 --> 00:11:31.210
  • WE HAVE THIS MISTAKEN IDEA THAT CHILDREN NEED TO
  • 00:11:31.220 --> 00:11:33.240
  • BECOME LIKE ADULTS TO BE SAVED.
  • 00:11:33.250 --> 00:11:35.170
  • JESUS SAID JUST THE OPPOSITE: ADULTS NEED TO
  • 00:11:35.180 --> 00:11:38.100
  • BE LIKE CHILDREN IN ORDER TO BE SAVED.
  • 00:11:38.110 --> 00:11:41.260
  • YOU KNOW IT'S MUCH EASIER TO BE SAVED AS A CHILD
  • 00:11:41.270 --> 00:11:44.040
  • THAN IT IS AN ADULT?
  • 00:11:44.050 --> 00:11:46.000
  • STATISTICS TELL US THAT 85% OF PEOPLE WHO EVER
  • 00:11:46.010 --> 00:11:49.090
  • BECOME CHRISTIANS DO SO BEFORE THE AGE OF 15.
  • 00:11:49.100 --> 00:11:53.250
  • THE OLDER YOU GET THE HARDER IT BECOMES TO BE SAVED.
  • 00:11:53.260 --> 00:11:57.220
  • CHILDREN DON'T HAVE ALL THAT BAGGAGE WITH THEM.
  • 00:11:57.230 --> 00:12:02.030
  • THEY'RE NOT FILLED WITH PRIDE,
  • 00:12:02.040 --> 00:12:04.020
  • TOO MUCH PRIDE TO SAY: OH, I DON'T NEED A SAVIOR,
  • 00:12:04.030 --> 00:12:06.120
  • I'M GOOD ENOUGH.
  • 00:12:06.130 --> 00:12:07.150
  • THEY ACCEPT THE GOSPEL READILY.
  • 00:12:07.160 --> 00:12:09.140
  • LET ME GET TO VERSE 5 HERE,
  • 00:12:09.150 --> 00:12:10.160
  • "AND WHOEVER RECEIVES ONE SUCH CHILD IN MY NAME
  • 00:12:10.170 --> 00:12:13.090
  • RECEIVES ME, BUT WHOEVER CAUSES ONE OF THESE LITTLE
  • 00:12:13.100 --> 00:12:17.050
  • ONES WHO BELIEVE IN ME TO STUMBLE IT'S BETTER FOR
  • 00:12:17.060 --> 00:12:19.270
  • HIM THAT A HEAVY MILLSTONE BE HUNG AROUND HIS NECK
  • 00:12:19.280 --> 00:12:22.260
  • AND THAT HE BE DROWNED IN THE DEPTH OF THE SEA."
  • 00:12:22.270 --> 00:12:24.280
  • WHO IS JESUS TALKING ABOUT WHEN HE TALKS ABOUT LITTLE ONES?
  • 00:12:24.290 --> 00:12:27.240
  • WELL HE'S TALKING ABOUT CHILDREN,
  • 00:12:27.250 --> 00:12:29.040
  • BUT NOT ONLY CHILDREN, HE'S TALKING ABOUT NEW CHRISTIANS.
  • 00:12:29.050 --> 00:12:32.140
  • WELL THEY MAY BE 70 YEARS OLD BUT IF THEY'VE JUST
  • 00:12:32.150 --> 00:12:34.240
  • COME TO FAITH IN CHRIST THEY ARE LITTLE ONE IN GOD'S FAMILY.
  • 00:12:34.250 --> 00:12:39.100
  • WHAT JESUS IS SAYING: MAKE SURE YOU DON'T MAKE
  • 00:12:39.110 --> 00:12:42.060
  • ANYBODY STUMBLE, ESPECIALLY A CHILD OR A
  • 00:12:42.070 --> 00:12:45.100
  • BRAND NEW CHRISTIAN. WHY?
  • 00:12:45.110 --> 00:12:46.270
  • VERSE 10, HERE WE GET TO IT,
  • 00:12:46.280 --> 00:12:48.200
  • "SEE THAT YOU DO NOT DESPISE ONE OF THESE
  • 00:12:48.210 --> 00:12:51.000
  • LITTLE ONES FOR I SAY TO YOU THAT THEIR ANGELS IN
  • 00:12:51.010 --> 00:12:54.130
  • HEAVEN CONTINUALLY BEHOLD THE FACE OF MY FATHER WHO
  • 00:12:54.140 --> 00:12:57.250
  • IS IN HEAVEN."
  • 00:12:57.260 --> 00:12:58.280
  • DON'T DESPISE THESE CHILDREN.
  • 00:12:58.290 --> 00:13:00.210
  • DON'T DESPISE THESE NEW CHRISTIANS BECAUSE THEIR
  • 00:13:00.220 --> 00:13:03.110
  • ANGELS IN HEAVEN ARE BEHOLDING THE FACE OF GOD.
  • 00:13:03.120 --> 00:13:07.290
  • THOSE ANGELS IN HEAVEN ARE THERE TO PROTECT CHILDREN.
  • 00:13:08.000 --> 00:13:12.080
  • YOU KNOW I SAW, REMEMBER I'LL NEVER FORGET AN
  • 00:13:12.090 --> 00:13:14.250
  • ILLUSTRATION OF THAT IN OUR OWN FAMILY.
  • 00:13:14.260 --> 00:13:17.160
  • ONE DAY WHEN WE WERE IN WICHITA FALLS I WAS
  • 00:13:19.200 --> 00:13:21.260
  • SUPPOSED TO HAVE LUNCH WITH SOMEBODY AND THE
  • 00:13:21.270 --> 00:13:24.020
  • LUNCH APPOINTMENT CANCELED AND I DIDN'T HAVE ANYTHING
  • 00:13:24.030 --> 00:13:27.150
  • ELSE TO DO DURING LUNCH SO I WENT HOME FOR LUNCH.
  • 00:13:27.160 --> 00:13:30.250
  • PEOPLE SAY: WELL, WHAT'S THE BIG DEAL ABOUT THAT?
  • 00:13:30.260 --> 00:13:32.280
  • I NEVER WENT HOME FOR LUNCH.
  • 00:13:32.290 --> 00:13:34.260
  • EVER UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES WENT HOME
  • 00:13:34.270 --> 00:13:36.250
  • FOR LUNCH, BUT I WALK IN TO THE KITCHEN AND AMY'S
  • 00:13:36.260 --> 00:13:39.290
  • IN THE KITCHEN COOKING AND DOROTHY WAS MAYBE 3 OR 4,
  • 00:13:40.000 --> 00:13:44.060
  • AND SHE WAS SITTING THERE EATING HER LUNCH,
  • 00:13:44.070 --> 00:13:46.120
  • AND ALL OF A SUDDEN DOROTHY BEGAN TO TURN BLUE.
  • 00:13:46.130 --> 00:13:49.010
  • AND SHE WAS CHOKING WHILE AMY WAS OVER COOKING,
  • 00:13:49.020 --> 00:13:53.040
  • SO I WENT OVER AND DID THE LITTLE HEIMLICH MANEUVER
  • 00:13:53.050 --> 00:13:57.030
  • ON HER AND THE BEANIE WEENIE PROJECTILE WENT OUT
  • 00:13:57.040 --> 00:14:00.130
  • OF HER MOUTH, ALMOST HIT AMY OVER THERE.
  • 00:14:00.140 --> 00:14:04.120
  • AND YOU KNOW WE THOUGHT: WHY IS IT THAT I JUST
  • 00:14:04.130 --> 00:14:07.180
  • HAPPENED TO BE HOME THAT DAY?
  • 00:14:07.190 --> 00:14:08.240
  • WHAT FORCES WERE AT WORK THAT CAUSED THAT LUNCH
  • 00:14:08.250 --> 00:14:11.210
  • APPOINTMENT TO CANCEL AND BROUGHT ME HOME AT
  • 00:14:11.220 --> 00:14:14.120
  • JUST THE RIGHT TIME?
  • 00:14:14.130 --> 00:14:15.160
  • I THINK IT WAS THE ANGELS WHO WERE WATCHING OUT FOR
  • 00:14:15.170 --> 00:14:18.040
  • DOROTHY THAT BROUGHT ALL OF THAT TO BEING.
  • 00:14:18.050 --> 00:14:20.060
  • NOW, WE DO HAVE ANGELS WATCHING OVER US,
  • 00:14:20.070 --> 00:14:24.220
  • BUT DOES VERSE 10 ACTUALLY SAY THERE IS ONE ANGEL
  • 00:14:24.230 --> 00:14:27.230
  • THAT WATCHED OVER DOROTHY OR YOUR CHILD?
  • 00:14:27.240 --> 00:14:30.280
  • NO, IT JUST SIMPLY SAYS THERE ARE ANGELS IN HEAVEN.
  • 00:14:30.290 --> 00:14:33.190
  • THAT'S NOT A STRONG ARGUMENT NECESSARILY FOR A
  • 00:14:33.200 --> 00:14:36.160
  • ONE, SINGULAR GUARDIAN ANGEL.
  • 00:14:36.170 --> 00:14:39.110
  • WELL HERE IS ANOTHER VERSE PEOPLE USE - ACTS 12:15.
  • 00:14:39.120 --> 00:14:43.110
  • THIS IS ABOUT HEROD.
  • 00:14:43.120 --> 00:14:44.200
  • BEFORE HE GOT HIS CASE OF ANGELITIS HE HAD
  • 00:14:44.210 --> 00:14:47.190
  • ORDERED THAT PETER BE IN PRISON FOR PREACHING IN
  • 00:14:47.200 --> 00:14:50.290
  • THE NAME OF JESUS.
  • 00:14:51.000 --> 00:14:52.000
  • NOW LOOK AT VERSES 6 AND 7,
  • 00:14:52.010 --> 00:14:54.030
  • "AND ON THE VERY NIGHT WHEN HEROD WAS ABOUT TO
  • 00:14:54.040 --> 00:14:56.140
  • BRING PETER FORWARD, PETER WAS SLEEPING BETWEEN TWO
  • 00:14:56.150 --> 00:14:59.230
  • SOLDIERS, BOUND WITH TWO CHAINS,
  • 00:14:59.240 --> 00:15:02.030
  • AND GUARDS IN FRONT OF THE DOOR WERE
  • 00:15:02.040 --> 00:15:04.010
  • WATCHING OVER THE PRISON.
  • 00:15:04.020 --> 00:15:05.230
  • AND BEHOLD AN ANGEL OF THE LORD SUDDENLY APPEARED AND
  • 00:15:05.240 --> 00:15:09.220
  • THE LIGHT SHONE IN THE CELL,
  • 00:15:09.230 --> 00:15:11.290
  • AND THE ANGEL STRUCK PETER'S SIDE AND ROUSED
  • 00:15:12.000 --> 00:15:14.190
  • HIM SAYING, 'GET UP QUICKLY.' AND HIS CHAINS
  • 00:15:14.200 --> 00:15:17.260
  • FELL OFF HIS HANDS."
  • 00:15:17.270 --> 00:15:19.140
  • NOW THERE IS AN ANGEL MINISTERING TO PETER,
  • 00:15:19.150 --> 00:15:21.240
  • RELEASING HIM FROM PRISON.
  • 00:15:21.250 --> 00:15:23.220
  • SO WHAT DOES PETER DO?
  • 00:15:23.230 --> 00:15:24.250
  • WELL IT WAS WEDNESDAY NIGHT PERHAPS;
  • 00:15:24.260 --> 00:15:28.110
  • HE DECIDED TO GO TO THE CHURCH PRAYER MEETING.
  • 00:15:28.120 --> 00:15:31.150
  • AND THEY WERE MEETING IN THE HOUSE OF MARY,
  • 00:15:31.160 --> 00:15:34.170
  • AND THEY WERE THERE IN THEIR PRAYER MEETING
  • 00:15:34.180 --> 00:15:36.170
  • PRAYING FOR PETER'S RELEASE.
  • 00:15:36.180 --> 00:15:39.230
  • NOW THIS IS ONE OF THE FUNNIEST THINGS TO ME IN
  • 00:15:39.240 --> 00:15:41.100
  • THE ENTIRE NEW TESTAMENT.
  • 00:15:41.110 --> 00:15:42.140
  • SO PETER GOES TO MARY'S HOUSE.
  • 00:15:42.150 --> 00:15:44.210
  • HE KNOCKS ON THE DOOR.
  • 00:15:44.220 --> 00:15:45.240
  • OF COURSE THEY'RE ALL IN THEIR PRAYER: OH LORD,
  • 00:15:45.250 --> 00:15:48.000
  • PLEASE DELIVER PETER.
  • 00:15:48.010 --> 00:15:49.100
  • WE KNOW THOU ARTS THE ONE WHO CAN DO ANYTHING...
  • 00:15:49.110 --> 00:15:51.230
  • AND HE'S THERE KNOCKING ON THE DOOR.
  • 00:15:51.240 --> 00:15:54.140
  • AND FINALLY A SERVANT GIRL NAMED RHODA COMES AND SHE
  • 00:15:54.150 --> 00:15:57.120
  • OPENS THE DOOR.
  • 00:15:57.130 --> 00:15:58.120
  • SHE DROPS HER JAW WHEN SHE SEES: IT'S PETER.
  • 00:15:58.130 --> 00:16:01.120
  • SHE RUNS IN.
  • 00:16:01.130 --> 00:16:02.280
  • RHODA, BE QUIET, WE'RE PRAYING.
  • 00:16:02.290 --> 00:16:04.040
  • DON'T YOU SEE...?
  • 00:16:04.050 --> 00:16:04.240
  • BUT YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND!
  • 00:16:04.250 --> 00:16:05.290
  • BE QUIET, BE QUIET, BE QUIET.
  • 00:16:06.000 --> 00:16:07.280
  • SHE KEPT ON INSISTING, VERSE 15 SAID,
  • 00:16:07.290 --> 00:16:10.080
  • AND FINALLY THEY SAID: YOU ARE OUT OF YOUR MIND!
  • 00:16:10.090 --> 00:16:13.160
  • THAT CAN'T BE PETER!
  • 00:16:13.170 --> 00:16:15.080
  • ISN'T THAT JUST LIKE US?
  • 00:16:15.090 --> 00:16:18.180
  • WE PRAY AND WE PRAY AND WE PRAY FOR GOD TO DO
  • 00:16:18.190 --> 00:16:21.160
  • SOMETHING AND WHEN HE DOES IT: OH,
  • 00:16:21.170 --> 00:16:23.000
  • WELL, THAT CAN'T BE GOD, THAT'S SOMETHING ELSE.
  • 00:16:23.010 --> 00:16:25.200
  • NO, GOD HAD ANSWERED THEIR PRAYER.
  • 00:16:25.210 --> 00:16:27.020
  • THEY SAID: OH NO, IT CAN'T BE PETER,
  • 00:16:27.030 --> 00:16:29.210
  • BUT SHE KEPT INSISTING THAT IT WAS,
  • 00:16:29.220 --> 00:16:31.160
  • AND THEY KEPT SAYING IT IS HIS ANGEL.
  • 00:16:31.170 --> 00:16:36.010
  • NOW SOME PEOPLE ACTUALLY TAKE THAT VERSE TO SAY:
  • 00:16:36.020 --> 00:16:37.290
  • OH, IT WAS PETER'S GUARDIAN ANGEL.
  • 00:16:38.000 --> 00:16:40.190
  • HE HAS A GUARDIAN ANGEL.
  • 00:16:40.200 --> 00:16:41.280
  • IS THAT WHAT THEY WERE SAYING?
  • 00:16:41.290 --> 00:16:43.260
  • NO, I MEAN IF IT WAS PETER'S GUARDIAN ANGEL,
  • 00:16:43.270 --> 00:16:46.270
  • WHY WOULD HE LOOK LIKE PETER AND WHY WOULD HE
  • 00:16:46.280 --> 00:16:48.260
  • SOUND LIKE PETER?
  • 00:16:48.270 --> 00:16:50.140
  • I THINK WHAT THEY WERE SIMPLY SAYING WAS IT WAS
  • 00:16:50.150 --> 00:16:53.280
  • HIS SPIRIT THAT WAS KNOCKING;
  • 00:16:53.290 --> 00:16:55.160
  • IT COULDN'T BE THE REAL PETER.
  • 00:16:55.170 --> 00:16:57.250
  • ONE MORE VERSE THAT PEOPLE USE TO
  • 00:16:57.260 --> 00:17:00.030
  • TALK ABOUT GUARDIAN ANGELS. PSALM 91 :11 -13.
  • 00:17:00.040 --> 00:17:04.240
  • THIS IS THE PASSAGE WE READ IN OUR SCRIPTURE READING.
  • 00:17:04.250 --> 00:17:07.030
  • LOOK AT VERSE 11, "FOR GOD WILL GIVE HIS ANGELS
  • 00:17:07.040 --> 00:17:11.010
  • CHARGE CONCERNING YOU TO GUARD YOU IN ALL YOUR WAYS.
  • 00:17:11.020 --> 00:17:16.000
  • THEY WILL BEAR YOU UP IN THEIR HANDS LEST YOU
  • 00:17:16.010 --> 00:17:18.100
  • STRIKE YOUR FOOT AGAINST A STONE.
  • 00:17:18.110 --> 00:17:21.000
  • YOU WILL TREAD UPON THE LION AND COBRA,
  • 00:17:21.010 --> 00:17:23.130
  • THE YOUNG LION AND THE SERPENT YOU WILL TRAMPLE DOWN."
  • 00:17:23.140 --> 00:17:28.090
  • DO THOSE WORDS SOUND FAMILIAR TO YOU?
  • 00:17:28.100 --> 00:17:30.150
  • HE WILL GIVE HIS ANGELS CHARGE CONCERNING YOU?
  • 00:17:30.160 --> 00:17:33.260
  • REMEMBER THOSE ARE THE VERSES THAT SATAN QUOTED
  • 00:17:33.270 --> 00:17:36.200
  • TO JESUS WHEN HE WAS TEMPTING HIM IN THE WILDERNESS.
  • 00:17:36.210 --> 00:17:39.050
  • HE SAID: WHY DON'T YOU THROW YOURSELF DOWN FROM
  • 00:17:39.060 --> 00:17:41.060
  • THE PINNACLE OF THE TEMPLE.
  • 00:17:41.070 --> 00:17:43.080
  • AFTER ALL, AND THEN HE QUOTED THIS PSALM,
  • 00:17:43.090 --> 00:17:45.190
  • HIS ANGELS WILL GUARD YOU IN ALL OF YOUR WAYS.
  • 00:17:45.200 --> 00:17:49.000
  • OF COURSE JESUS RESPONDED WITH SCRIPTURE: YOU SHALL
  • 00:17:49.010 --> 00:17:51.150
  • NOT TEMPT THE LORD YOUR GOD.
  • 00:17:51.160 --> 00:17:53.080
  • BUT THIS PSALM, PSALM 91 IS NOT CONSIDERED TO BE A
  • 00:17:53.090 --> 00:17:57.270
  • MESSIANIC PSALM, JUST REFERRING TO THE SON OF
  • 00:17:57.280 --> 00:18:00.230
  • GOD, THIS IS A PROMISE THAT GOD GIVES ALL OF US.
  • 00:18:00.240 --> 00:18:04.190
  • HE HAS GIVEN HIS ANGELS CHARGE CONCERNING YOU AND
  • 00:18:04.200 --> 00:18:09.230
  • ME TO GUARD US IN ALL OF OUR WAYS.
  • 00:18:09.240 --> 00:18:14.160
  • AND THAT'S ONE OF THE THINGS ANGELS DO FOR US -
  • 00:18:14.170 --> 00:18:16.190
  • THEY GUARD OUR STEPS IN ALL OF OUR WAYS.
  • 00:18:16.200 --> 00:18:21.260
  • YOU KNOW THAT MY DAD, I'VE SAID IT MANY TIMES,
  • 00:18:21.270 --> 00:18:24.170
  • HAD ONE JOB ALL OF HIS ADULT LIFE;
  • 00:18:24.180 --> 00:18:27.050
  • WORKED FOR ONE COMPANY, WORKED FOR BRANIFF AIRLINES.
  • 00:18:27.060 --> 00:18:30.140
  • AND ONE OF THE PERKS OF WORKING WITH AN AIRLINE IS
  • 00:18:30.150 --> 00:18:33.030
  • YOU GOT TO TRAVEL FREE, YOU AND YOUR FAMILY AS
  • 00:18:33.040 --> 00:18:36.190
  • LONG AS THERE WAS SPACE AVAILABLE,
  • 00:18:36.200 --> 00:18:38.090
  • AS LONG AS THERE WAS AN EMPTY SEAT.
  • 00:18:38.100 --> 00:18:40.090
  • BUT YOU KNOW, I GREW UP, YOU KNOW GOING TO AIRPORTS
  • 00:18:40.100 --> 00:18:42.240
  • THINKING WE WERE GOING TO GET ON A FLIGHT,
  • 00:18:42.250 --> 00:18:44.090
  • AND AT THE VERY LAST MOMENT A PAYING PASSENGER
  • 00:18:44.100 --> 00:18:46.240
  • SHOWS UP AND TAKES AWAY YOUR SEAT.
  • 00:18:46.250 --> 00:18:50.030
  • ON SEPTEMBER 29TH, 1959 I WAS JUST A FEW MONTHS AWAY
  • 00:18:50.040 --> 00:18:56.230
  • FROM TURNING 4 YEARS OF AGE WHEN MY DAD MADE A DAY
  • 00:18:56.240 --> 00:19:00.280
  • TRIP ON A PASS TO HOUSTON, TEXAS.
  • 00:19:00.290 --> 00:19:04.220
  • HE WAS SCHEDULED TO COME BACK ON THE VERY LAST
  • 00:19:04.230 --> 00:19:07.030
  • FLIGHT FROM HOUSTON HOBBY THAT NIGHT.
  • 00:19:07.040 --> 00:19:09.260
  • HE WAS AT THE TICKET COUNTER,
  • 00:19:09.270 --> 00:19:11.110
  • HAD RECEIVED HIS BOARDING PASS,
  • 00:19:11.120 --> 00:19:13.100
  • WAS READY TO GET ON WHEN A PAYING PASSENGER SHOWED UP
  • 00:19:13.110 --> 00:19:16.270
  • AT THE LAST MOMENT AND TOOK HIS SEAT.
  • 00:19:16.280 --> 00:19:20.030
  • MY DAD WAS SO DISAPPOINTED.
  • 00:19:20.040 --> 00:19:21.160
  • HE WANTED TO GET HOME THAT NIGHT.
  • 00:19:21.170 --> 00:19:22.270
  • HE CALLED MY MOM AND SAID THAT HE HAD MISSED THE FLIGHT.
  • 00:19:22.280 --> 00:19:26.280
  • THAT NIGHT BRANIFF FLIGHT 542 TOOK OFF AT 10:44 PM
  • 00:19:26.290 --> 00:19:31.290
  • FROM HOUSTON HOBBY AIRPORT.
  • 00:19:32.000 --> 00:19:34.230
  • 25 MINUTES LATER OVER BUFFALO,
  • 00:19:34.240 --> 00:19:38.170
  • TEXAS THE LEFT WING OF THAT ELECTRO-TURBO JET
  • 00:19:38.180 --> 00:19:44.210
  • TORE OFF THE PLANE SENDING THE PLANE CAREENING INTO
  • 00:19:44.220 --> 00:19:48.060
  • THE FIELD BELOW KILLING EVERYBODY ON BOARD.
  • 00:19:48.070 --> 00:19:53.110
  • WHAT IS IT THAT PREVENTED MY FATHER FROM GETTING
  • 00:19:53.120 --> 00:19:55.290
  • ON BOARD THAT PLANE?
  • 00:19:56.000 --> 00:19:57.190
  • HE BELIEVED UNTIL THE DAY HE DIED IT WAS THE ANGELS
  • 00:19:57.200 --> 00:20:01.120
  • WHO WERE CARING FOR HIM.
  • 00:20:01.130 --> 00:20:03.230
  • NOT THAT GOD LOVED MY FATHER MORE THAN HE DID
  • 00:20:03.240 --> 00:20:07.150
  • THE MAN WHO DIED ON THE PLANE,
  • 00:20:07.160 --> 00:20:09.290
  • BUT HE UNDERSTOOD THAT IT WASN'T GOD'S PLAN FOR HIM
  • 00:20:10.000 --> 00:20:13.030
  • TO GO AT THAT TIME.
  • 00:20:13.040 --> 00:20:14.210
  • HAD HE GONE AT THAT TIME IT WOULD NOT ONLY AFFECTED
  • 00:20:14.220 --> 00:20:18.060
  • HIM AND HIS FAMILY AND ME, AND ULTIMATELY YOU COULD
  • 00:20:18.070 --> 00:20:22.140
  • GO ON AND ON AND ON TO THE EFFECT IT WOULD EVEN HAVE
  • 00:20:22.150 --> 00:20:24.220
  • ON THIS CHURCH.
  • 00:20:24.230 --> 00:20:25.220
  • IT WOULD HAVE ALL WORKED TOGETHER IN SOME WAY.
  • 00:20:25.230 --> 00:20:28.180
  • NO, THE ANGELS WERE AT WORK.
  • 00:20:28.190 --> 00:20:30.140
  • YOU THINK ABOUT THE INTRICACIES: WHAT CAUSED
  • 00:20:30.150 --> 00:20:32.190
  • THAT MAN TO SHOW UP AT JUST THE RIGHT TIME?
  • 00:20:32.200 --> 00:20:35.120
  • THE TIMING OF THE STOP LIGHTS,
  • 00:20:35.130 --> 00:20:36.280
  • THE PRESSURE ON THE ACCELERATOR,
  • 00:20:36.290 --> 00:20:38.190
  • ALL THE THINGS THAT WERE WORKING OUT TO
  • 00:20:38.200 --> 00:20:40.290
  • ACCOMPLISH GOD'S PLAN.
  • 00:20:41.000 --> 00:20:43.050
  • THE POINT IS GOD HAS A PLAN IN YOUR LIFE HE'S
  • 00:20:43.060 --> 00:20:46.040
  • WORKING OUT AND HE USES ANGELS TO ACCOMPLISH THAT
  • 00:20:46.050 --> 00:20:49.240
  • PLAN IN WAYS WE COULD NEVER FATHOM.
  • 00:20:49.250 --> 00:20:52.290
  • SO PASTOR, DO WE HAVE A GUARDIAN ANGEL?
  • 00:20:53.000 --> 00:20:57.200
  • YOU KNOW I DON'T AGREE WITH JOHN CALVIN ON
  • 00:20:57.210 --> 00:20:59.210
  • EVERYTHING, BUT I THINK HE'S RIGHT WHEN HE SAYS
  • 00:20:59.220 --> 00:21:02.030
  • THAT WHETHER OR NOT THERE IS ONE SPECIFIC ANGEL
  • 00:21:02.040 --> 00:21:05.020
  • ASSIGNED TO US REALLY ISN'T THAT IMPORTANT.
  • 00:21:05.030 --> 00:21:08.200
  • CALVIN SAYS: IF ANYONE DOES NOT THINK IT ENOUGH
  • 00:21:08.210 --> 00:21:11.170
  • TO KNOW THAT ALL THE ORDERS OF THE HEAVENLY
  • 00:21:11.180 --> 00:21:13.220
  • HOST ARE PERPETUALLY WATCHING FOR OUR SAFETY,
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  • I DON'T SEE WHAT HE COULD GAIN BY KNOWING THAT HE
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  • HAS ONE ANGEL AS A SPECIAL GUARDIAN.
  • 00:21:21.090 --> 00:21:24.150
  • TRANSLATION: IF YOU THINK THE IDEA OF ONE GUARDIAN
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  • ANGEL IS GREAT, HOW MUCH BETTER IS KNOWING THERE
  • 00:21:27.160 --> 00:21:29.270
  • ARE WHOLE LEGION OF ANGELS AVAILABLE TO MEET WHATEVER
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  • NEED YOU HAVE IN YOUR LIFE.
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  • THE GOD WHO CONTROLS THE FATE OF NATIONS OF
  • 00:21:36.210 --> 00:21:39.290
  • AMERICA, OF ISRAEL, AND EVERYTHING THAT IS
  • 00:21:40.000 --> 00:21:42.080
  • HAPPENING IN THE WORLD, THAT SAME GOD CONTROLS THE
  • 00:21:42.090 --> 00:21:45.160
  • FATE OF YOUR LIFE AS WELL.
  • 00:21:45.170 --> 00:21:48.290
  • A COUPLE OF WEEKS AGO DURING THE INVITATION TIME
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  • A WOMAN CAME FORWARD AND SHE SAID TO ME: I WOULD
  • 00:21:51.140 --> 00:21:55.000
  • LIKE TO JOIN FIRST BAPTIST DALLAS.
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  • SHE SAID: I'VE BEEN LISTENING TO PATHWAY TO
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  • VICTORY AND I KNOW THIS IS THE CHURCH WHERE I WANT TO BE.
  • 00:22:00.070 --> 00:22:03.230
  • A YEAR AGO I WAS DIAGNOSED WITH CANCER AND TOLD I
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  • JUST HAVE A FEW MONTHS TO LIVE.
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  • BUT SHE SAID: I'VE GOT GREAT PEACE ABOUT THIS
  • 00:22:09.140 --> 00:22:12.060
  • BECAUSE I KNOW THAT MY LIFE IS IN GOD'S HANDS.
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  • YOUR LIFE IS IN GOD'S HAND,
  • 00:22:17.260 --> 00:22:20.080
  • AND A GREAT PROMISE WE HAVE IS THAT OF JEREMIAH
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  • 29:11, "FOR I KNOW THE PLANS I HAVE FOR YOU,
  • 00:22:22.290 --> 00:22:26.040
  • DECLARES THE LORD, A PLAN FOR YOUR WELFARE
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  • NOT FOR YOUR CALAMITY.
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  • A PLAN, TO GIVE YOU A FUTURE AND A HOPE."
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  • GOD USES ANGELS TO ACCOMPLISH THAT PLAN.
  • 00:22:36.070 --> 00:22:40.100
  • HOW IS IT THE ANGELS MINISTER TO US SPECIFICALLY?
  • 00:22:40.110 --> 00:22:43.080
  • NEXT TIME WE'RE GOING TO LOOK AT THREE SPECIFIC
  • 00:22:43.090 --> 00:22:46.250
  • WAYS THE ANGELS MINISTER TO US IN OUR EVERYDAY LIFE.
  • 00:22:46.260 --> 00:22:51.260
  • YOU ARE NOT ALONE IN THIS LIFE!
  • 00:22:58.060 --> 00:22:59.290
  • AND GOD OFTEN USES ANGELS TO COME ALONGSIDE YOU WITH
  • 00:23:00.020 --> 00:23:04.060
  • COMFORT AND PROTECTION.
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  • WELL, AS I PREPARED FOR THIS NEW STUDY ON ANGELS,
  • 00:23:06.210 --> 00:23:09.160
  • BILLY'S GRAHAM'S CLASSIC BOOK WAS ABSOLUTELY
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  • ESSENTIAL IN MY RESEARCH.
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  • IN FACT, BILLY GRAHAM HAS BEEN A MAJOR INFLUENCE ON
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  • MY MINISTRY FOR MANY, MANY YEARS.
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  • AND THIS MONTH, I WANT TO SHARE WITH YOU 5 THINGS I
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  • LEARNED FROM BILLY GRAHAM, PERHAPS THE GREATEST
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  • EVANGELIST WHO EVER LIVED.
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  • DIFFERENCE IN MY LIFE, BUT I AM CONFIDENT
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  • THAT THEY CAN TRANSFORM YOUR LIFE AS WELL.
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  • EVERY DAY, THINGS HAPPEN IN OUR LIVES THAT CAN ONLY
  • 00:23:51.250 --> 00:23:57.150
  • BE EXPLAINED BY THE PRESENCE OF ANGELS.
  • 00:23:57.160 --> 00:23:59.150
  • SO WHO ARE THE ANGELS, AND WHAT IMPACT DOES
  • 00:23:59.160 --> 00:24:02.200
  • THEIR EXISTENCE HAVE ON OUR LIVES TODAY?
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  • CLASSIC BOOK, ANGELS: GOD'S SECRET AGENTS.
  • 00:24:06.270 --> 00:24:09.230
  • GRAHAM: WHAT ARE THE ANGELS?
  • 00:24:09.240 --> 00:24:10.280
  • TO THE GREAT PATRIARCHS, THE ANGELS APPEARED.
  • 00:24:10.290 --> 00:24:13.240
  • THE BIBLE TEACHES THE EXISTENCE OF ANGELS.
  • 00:24:13.250 --> 00:24:16.280
  • REQUEST AN EXCLUSIVE SPECIAL EDITION OF
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  • AS YOU'VE BEEN WATCHING TODAY'S PROGRAM,
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  • 00:24:55.070 --> 00:24:58.040
  • TO THE REALITIES OF THE UNSEEN WORLD.
  • 00:24:58.050 --> 00:25:00.210
  • GOD USES ANGELS TO ACCOMPLISH HIS PURPOSE
  • 00:25:00.220 --> 00:25:04.030
  • IN OUR LIVES AND ALSO IN THE LIVES OF UN-BELIEVERS.
  • 00:25:04.040 --> 00:25:07.260
  • AND WHILE THERE'S NOT A SOLID BIBLICAL ARGUMENT
  • 00:25:07.270 --> 00:25:10.280
  • FOR THE EXISTENCE OF ONE GUARDIAN ANGEL FOR EVERY
  • 00:25:10.290 --> 00:25:14.280
  • PERSON, ANGELS DO MINISTER TO US SPECIFICALLY.
  • 00:25:14.290 --> 00:25:18.190
  • SO NEXT TIME WE'RE GOING TO LOOK AT THREE DEFINITE
  • 00:25:18.200 --> 00:25:22.010
  • WAYS THE ANGELS TOUCH US IN OUR EVERYDAY LIFE.
  • 00:25:22.020 --> 00:25:25.170
  • STAY TUNED FOR A PREVIEW OF MY NEXT MESSAGE IN THIS
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  • SERIES, THE TRUTH ABOUT ANGELS.
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  • TODAY, WHEN YOU GIVE A GENEROUS GIFT TO SUPPORT
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  • ANGELS: GOD'S SECRET AGENTS.
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  • PLUS, THE BOOKLET FROM DR. JEFFRESS CALLED,
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  • 00:26:13.140 --> 00:26:16.110
  • YOU AND ME THAT REALLY CAN ONLY BE EXPLAINED
  • 00:26:16.120 --> 00:26:19.050
  • BY THE PRESENCE OF ANGELS.
  • 00:26:19.060 --> 00:26:21.250
  • ANGELS ARE WORKING FOR YOU AND ME EVERY DAY AND IN EVERY WAY.
  • 00:26:21.260 --> 00:26:27.150
  • IN THE INEVITABLE HOUR OF YOUR DEATH
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