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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. PEOPLE TODAY,
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  • BOTH CHRISTIANS AND NON-CHRISTIANS ALIKE,
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  • ARE FASCINATED BY THE SUBJECT OF ANGELS.
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  • IN FACT, THE SENSATIONAL STORIES ABOUND.
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  • AND YET VERY FEW PEOPLE ACTUALLY KNOW THE TRUTH
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  • ABOUT THE ROLE OF ANGELS IN OUR LIVES.
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  • TODAY, AND OVER THE NEXT FEW WEEKS,
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  • I WANT TO SHED LIGHT ON WHAT THE BIBLE TEACHES
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  • ABOUT THESE MYSTERIOUS BEINGS.
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  • MY MESSAGE IS TITLED, THE TRUTH ABOUT ANGELS
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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
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  • IN OUR WORLD TODAY.
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  • AND ONE OF THE MOST INFLUENTIAL BOOKS
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  • EVER WRITTEN ON THIS FASCINATING SUBJECT
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  • IS ANGELS: GOD'S SECRET AGENTS BY THE
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  • 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
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  • PATHWAY TO VICTORY!
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  • MUSIC
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  • PEOPLE HAVE ALWAYS BEEN FASCINATED WITH
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  • THE SUBJECT OF ANGELS.
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  • RECENT POLLS REVEAL THAT 70% OF AMERICANS BELIEVE
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  • IN THE EXISTENCE OF ANGELS.
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  • 46% OF AMERICANS BELIEVE THAT THEY HAVE A GUARDIAN ANGEL.
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  • 32% BELIEVE THAT THEY'VE HAD A PERSONAL
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  • ENCOUNTER WITH AN ANGEL.
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  • BACK IN 1975 WHEN BILLY GRAHAM WROTE HIS
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  • GROUNDBREAKING BOOK ON ANGELS HE CLAIMS HE
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  • COULDN'T FIND ANY BOOKS, ANY MATERIAL ANYWHERE ON
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  • THE SUBJECT; BUT NOW MORE THAN 40 YEARS LATER YOU
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  • CAN GO TO BOOKSTORES AND SEE WHOLE SECTIONS DEVOTED
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  • TO ANGELOLOGY, THE STUDY OF ANGELS.
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  • BUT IS THIS INCREASE IN INTEREST IN ANGELS IN OUR
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  • COUNTRY, IS IT A SIGN OF A GROWING SPIRITUALITY IN
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  • OUR COUNTRY OR IS IT AN INDICATOR OF SOMETHING ELSE?
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  • OUR FRIEND DR. DAVID JEREMIAH WRITES:
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  • THE SYRUPY SWEET SPIRIT TINGLING TASTE OF A LITTLE
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  • ANGELISM CAN RUIN PEOPLE'S APPETITE FOR THE GOOD
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  • SOLID FOOD OF GOD'S WORD
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  • AND HIS GOSPEL OF GRACE AND TRUTH.
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  • EVEN TIME MAGAZINE AGREES WITH THAT ASSESSMENT WHEN
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  • IT WRITES: FOR THOSE WHO CHOKE TOO EASILY ON GOD
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  • AND HIS RULES, ANGELS ARE THE HANDY COMPROMISE;
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  • ALL FLUFF AND MERINGUE, KIND,
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  • NONJUDGMENTAL, AND THEY ARE AVAILABLE
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  • TO EVERYONE LIKE ASPIRIN.
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  • ANOTHER WRITER SAYS: ANGELS OFFER SPIRITUALITY
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  • DEVOID OF JESUS AND GOD; BELIEF IN GOD HAS BEEN SO
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  • DEPOPULARIZED IN AMERICA THAT NOW BELIEF IN
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  • ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN.
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  • THE SEARCH IS ON FOR SPIRITUALITY,
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  • BUT WITHOUT GOD.
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  • HOW MANY OF YOU FIND ANGELS INTERESTING, THE TOPIC?
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  • I MEAN WE ALL DO.
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  • I MEAN THERE ARE TELEVISION SHOWS,
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  • THERE ARE MOVIES ABOUT ANGELS,
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  • PEOPLE ARE INTERESTED IN ANGELS AND SO FOR THE NEXT
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  • COUPLE OF WEEKS WE'RE GOING TO LOOK AND SEE WHAT
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  • THE BIBLE SAYS IN GENERAL AND WHAT HEBREWS SAYS
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  • SPECIFICALLY ABOUT ANGELS.
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  • I'M CALLING THIS SERIES WITHIN A SERIES:
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  • THE TRUTH ABOUT ANGELS: GOD'S AAA SERVICE FOR BELIEVERS.
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  • THAT'S WHAT ANGELS REALLY ARE.
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  • WE'LL SEE IN JUST A MOMENT,
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  • BUT BEFORE WE LOOK AT VERSES 4-14 LET'S TALK
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  • ABOUT THE BIBLE IN GENERAL AND WHAT IT SAYS ABOUT ANGELS.
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  • DID YOU KNOW THERE ARE 275 REFERENCES IN THE BIBLE TO
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  • THE SUBJECT OF ANGELS?
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  • WHEN I WAS IN SEMINARY WE HAD A COURSE THAT EVERY
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  • SEMINARY STUDENT HAD TO TAKE ON ANGELOLOGY,
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  • THE STUDY OF ANGELS.
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  • IT'S SUCH A MAJOR TOPIC AND SUBJECT;
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  • THERE'S A WHOLE COURSE DEVOTED TO IT.
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  • NOW I'M NOT GOING TO MAKE YOU ENROLL IN SEMINARY,
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  • I'M GOING TO TELL YOU IN ABOUT 20 MINUTES
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  • EVERYTHING I LEARNED IN A SEMESTER, OK.
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  • YOU CAN GET IT IN 20 MINUTES,
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  • EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT ANGELS.
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  • AND SO DO YOU HAVE YOUR PEN READY?
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  • FIRST OF ALL, THE REALITY OF ANGELS.
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  • YOU KNOW THERE ARE SOME PEOPLE WHO OVERESTIMATE
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  • ANGELS AND THEIR IMPORTANCE,
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  • BUT THERE ARE OTHER PEOPLE
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  • WHO DENY THE EXISTENCE OF ANGELS.
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  • THEY THINK: OH, THIS IS JUST MYTHOLOGY.
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  • ANGELS, WHY, THEY'RE INVISIBLE.
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  • AND THEY THINK INVISIBLE MEANS NOT REAL.
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  • YOU KNOW THAT'S A TRAGIC MISTAKE TO ASSUME THAT
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  • SOMETHING THAT IS NOT VISIBLE TO
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  • THE NAKED EYE IS NOT REAL.
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  • I MEAN ELECTRICITY IS INVISIBLE,
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  • BUT JUST STICK YOUR FINGER IN A SOCKET,
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  • YOU'LL DISCOVER THE REALITY OF ELECTRICITY.
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  • YOU CAN'T SEE IT, BUT IT'S CERTAINLY THERE, ISN'T IT?
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  • NOW THINK OF OTHER THINGS WE CAN'T SEE,
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  • GERMS, GENES, CHROMOSOMES, SO MANY OF THE FOUNDATIONS
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  • OF SCIENCE ARE INVISIBLE TO THE NAKED EYE,
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  • BUT THEY ARE NEVERTHELESS REAL.
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  • SO IT IS WITH THE ANGELS.
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  • NOW I WANT YOU TO LOOK AT SEVERAL THINGS THE BIBLE
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  • TELLS US ABOUT ANGELS.
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  • FIRST OF ALL ABOUT THEIR CREATION.
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  • ANGELS HAVE NOT ALWAYS EXISTED.
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  • THEY ARE NOT LIKE GOD THE FATHER,
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  • THE SON AND THE HOLY SPIRIT WHO'VE EXISTED
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  • FROM ETERNITY PAST.
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  • THERE WAS A POINT IN TIME IN WHICH ANGELS WERE CREATED.
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  • COLOSSIANS 1:16 SAYS, "FOR BY HIM," THAT IS JESUS,
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  • "ALL THINGS WERE CREATED BOTH IN HEAVENS AND ON
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  • EARTH, VISIBLE AND INVISIBLE,
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  • WHETHER THRONES OR DOMINIONS OR RULERS OR
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  • AUTHORITIES, ALL THINGS HAVE BEEN CREATED BY JESUS
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  • AND FOR JESUS."
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  • JESUS CREATED EVERYTHING WE SEE AND THOSE THINGS WE
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  • DON'T SEE INCLUDING THE INVISIBLE ANGELS.
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  • THE PHRASE "THRONES, DOMINIONS,
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  • RULERS" IS A REFERENCE TO ANGELS.
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  • WHEN DID THIS HAPPEN?
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  • AT WHAT POINT IN HISTORY DID GOD CREATE THE ANGELS?
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  • WELL REMEMBER IN JOB 38:4 GOD ASKED JOB A QUESTION.
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  • HE SAID, "WHERE WERE YOU WHEN I LAID THE EARTH'S FOUNDATION?"
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  • AND THEN HE ADDS IN VERSE 7,
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  • "WHEN THE MORNING STARS SANG TOGETHER AND ALL OF
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  • THE ANGELS SHOUTED FOR JOY."
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  • NOW WE KNOW GOD FORMED THE FOUNDATION OF THE EARTH ON
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  • THE THIRD DAY OF CREATION SO THAT MEANS THE ANGELS
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  • HAD TO BE IN EXISTENCE BY THEN.
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  • SO THEY WERE CREATED SOMETIME BEFORE THE THIRD
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  • DAY OF CREATION.
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  • HOW MANY OF THEM ARE THERE?
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  • WELL HEBREWS 12:22 SPEAKS OF THOUSANDS UPON
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  • THOUSANDS, BUT THE BIBLE ALSO SPEAKS OF IN
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  • PSALM 68:17 TEN THOUSANDS UPON TEN THOUSANDS.
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  • IN FACT IN REVELATION 5:11 JOHN SAYS,
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  • "AND I LOOKED AND I HEARD THE VOICE OF MANY ANGELS
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  • AROUND THE THRONE AND THE LIVING CREATURES AND THE
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  • ELDERS, AND THE NUMBER OF THOSE ANGELS WAS MYRIADS
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  • OF MYRIADS, AND THOUSANDS OF THOUSANDS."
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  • THAT GREEK WORD "MYRIAD" REPRESENTED THE HIGHEST
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  • LEVEL OF NUMBER IN THE GREEK SYSTEM: 10 THOUSAND.
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  • AND SO WHEN JOHN SAYS "I SAW MYRIADS UPON MYRIADS,"
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  • HE WAS SAYING: I SAW TEN THOUSANDS
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  • UPON TEN THOUSANDS.
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  • THERE ARE LITERALLY HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF ANGELS.
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  • WE'VE TALKED ABOUT THEIR REALITY AND THEIR
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  • CREATION, LET'S TALK ABOUT THEIR PERSONALITY.
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  • DID YOU KNOW ANGELS HAVE A PERSONALITY?
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  • SAY WHAT DO YOU MEAN BY THAT?
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  • I WANT YOU TO THINK FOR A MOMENT, THINK ABOUT
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  • THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ME AND THIS WOODEN PODIUM.
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  • HOPEFULLY YOU CAN SEE A
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  • DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE TWO OF US.
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  • BUT BEYOND PHYSIOLOGY, THIS PODIUM HAS NO PERSONALITY.
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  • I HAVE A PERSONALITY LIKE YOU DO.
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  • YOU SEE THERE ARE THREE
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  • ELEMENTS THAT CONSTITUTE A PERSONALITY.
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  • TO HAVE A PERSONALITY YOU HAVE TO HAVE,
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  • FIRST OF ALL, INTELLECT.
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  • YOU HAVE TO KNOW THINGS; YOU HAVE TO HAVE
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  • ACCUMULATED KNOWLEDGE.
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  • THIS PODIUM KNOWS ABSOLUTELY NOTHING.
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  • SECONDLY, YOU HAVE TO HAVE EMOTION.
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  • YOU HAVE TO BE ABLE TO FEEL THINGS.
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  • THIS PODIUM CAN'T FEEL ANYTHING.
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  • THIRDLY, YOU HAVE TO HAVE A WILL.
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  • THAT IS THE ABILITY TO MAKE A CHOICE TO MAKE A
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  • PLAN AND TO EXECUTE THAT PLAN.
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  • I DO THAT.
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  • THIS PODIUM CAN'T DO THAT.
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  • THIS PODIUM WHILE I'M PREACHING CANNOT BE
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  • THINKING: GEE, I WONDER WHAT I'LL DO FOR LUNCH TODAY.
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  • I THINK MAYBE I'LL HAVE A ROAST BEEF SANDWICH.
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  • IT'S NOT THINKING THAT; BUT I'M THINKING THAT RIGHT NOW.
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  • AND I KNOW SOME OF YOU ARE THINKING THAT RIGHT NOW.
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  • THERE'S A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ME AND THIS PODIUM.
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  • DID YOU KNOW ANGELS HAVE
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  • ALL THREE ELEMENTS OF A PERSONALITY?
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  • FIRST OF ALL, THE BIBLE SAYS THAT THEY HAVE INTELLECT.
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  • THEY KNOW THINGS.
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  • IN SOME WAYS THEIR INTELLECT IS GREATER THAN
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  • OURS BECAUSE THEY'VE BEEN AROUND A LONGER PERIOD OF TIME.
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  • THEY'VE ACCUMULATED CERTAIN KNOWLEDGE.
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  • DID YOU KNOW THAT EVEN THE FALLEN ANGELS,
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  • THE DEMONS, HAVE INTELLIGENCE,
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  • INTELLECT, THEY UNDERSTAND THINGS ABOUT JESUS CHRIST
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  • THAT MANY HUMANS DON'T UNDERSTAND?
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  • IN MARK 1:24 AND 34 THE DEMONS RECOGNIZED
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  • JESUS AS THE SON OF GOD.
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  • DID YOU KNOW DEMONS ARE VERY ORTHODOX IN THEIR THEOLOGY?
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  • THEY BELIEVE ALL OF THE RIGHT THINGS ABOUT JESUS.
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  • YOU KNOW EVEN THOUGH ANGELS UNDERSTAND A LOT OF
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  • THINGS, PERHAPS BETTER THAN WE DO,
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  • THERE'S ONE THING THEY HAVE NO CLUE ABOUT,
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  • AND THAT IS OUR SALVATION.
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  • THE ANGELS ARE CURIOUS ABOUT WHY THE GREAT GOD OF
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  • THE UNIVERSE WOULD HUMBLE HIMSELF,
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  • SEND HIS SON TO CALVARY TO DIE A HUMILIATING
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  • DEATH ON OUR BEHALF.
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  • IN 1 PETER 1:11-12 PETER'S TALKING ABOUT THE
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  • PROPHETS, HOW THEY HAD LIMITED KNOWLEDGE.
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  • HE SAYS, "THE PROPHETS SEEKING TO KNOW WHAT
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  • PERSON OR TIME THE SPIRIT OF CHRIST WITHIN THEM WAS
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  • INDICATING AS HE PREDICTED THE SUFFERINGS OF CHRIST
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  • IN THE GLORIES TO FOLLOW; IT WAS REVEALED TO THE
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  • PROPHETS THAT THEY WERE NOT SERVING THEMSELVES,
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  • BUT YOU IN THESE THINGS IN WHICH NOW HAVE BEEN
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  • ANNOUNCED TO YOU THROUGH THOSE WHO PREACHED THE
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  • GOSPEL TO YOU BY THE HOLY SPIRIT SENT FROM HEAVEN;
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  • THINGS INTO WHICH THE ANGELS LONG TO LOOK."
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  • WHAT PETER IS SAYING IS THE PROPHETS DIDN'T
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  • UNDERSTAND EVERYTHING THEY WERE WRITING ABOUT,
  • 00:10:54.100 --> 00:10:56.250
  • BUT NOW THE APOSTLES HAD PREACHED TO YOU THE STORY
  • 00:10:56.260 --> 00:11:00.130
  • OF CHRIST AND HIS REDEMPTION,
  • 00:11:00.140 --> 00:11:02.110
  • THE SALVATION HE OFFERS, SUBJECT MATTER WHICH THE
  • 00:11:02.120 --> 00:11:05.190
  • ANGELS LONG TO LOOK INTO.
  • 00:11:05.200 --> 00:11:08.020
  • THEY DON'T GET IT, THEY DON'T UNDERSTAND IT.
  • 00:11:08.030 --> 00:11:10.280
  • IN FACT, DID YOU KNOW ONE OF THE CHIEF REASONS
  • 00:11:10.290 --> 00:11:13.180
  • CHRIST SAVED YOU WAS SO THAT ALL CREATION,
  • 00:11:13.190 --> 00:11:17.160
  • EPHESIANS 2 SAYS, ALL CREATION IN HEAVEN,
  • 00:11:17.170 --> 00:11:21.040
  • ON EARTH, AND UNDER THE EARTH CAN SEE WHAT A
  • 00:11:21.050 --> 00:11:23.260
  • MAGNIFICENT GOD WE SERVE?
  • 00:11:23.270 --> 00:11:26.280
  • JESUS CHRIST AND HIS COMING TO EARTH IS
  • 00:11:26.290 --> 00:11:29.160
  • EXHIBIT A TO ALL OF THE CREATED BEING,
  • 00:11:29.170 --> 00:11:33.250
  • BOTH IN HEAVEN AND IN EARTH;
  • 00:11:33.260 --> 00:11:35.250
  • MAYBE ON OTHER PLANETS.
  • 00:11:35.260 --> 00:11:37.220
  • I KNOW I'LL GET LETTERS ABOUT THAT.
  • 00:11:37.230 --> 00:11:39.120
  • I DON'T KNOW IF THERE ARE OTHER PEOPLE OUT THERE OR
  • 00:11:39.130 --> 00:11:41.120
  • NOT, BUT WHAT I DO KNOW IS IF THERE IS LIFE IN OTHER
  • 00:11:41.130 --> 00:11:44.210
  • PLACES IN THE UNIVERSE, GOD IS POINTING TO PLANET
  • 00:11:44.220 --> 00:11:48.070
  • EARTH AND SAYING: IF YOU WANT TO KNOW WHAT KIND OF
  • 00:11:48.080 --> 00:11:50.210
  • GOD I AM AND HOW MUCH I LOVE HUMANITY,
  • 00:11:50.220 --> 00:11:54.020
  • LOOK AND SEE WHAT I DID IN SENDING MY SON JESUS TO
  • 00:11:54.030 --> 00:11:57.120
  • DIE FOR THIS RACE THAT I CREATED,
  • 00:11:57.130 --> 00:11:59.190
  • THE HUMAN RACE.
  • 00:11:59.200 --> 00:12:01.080
  • THAT'S WHAT THE ANGELS DON'T GET.
  • 00:12:01.090 --> 00:12:03.270
  • WE ARE EXHIBIT A'S OF GOD'S LOVE AND COMPASSION.
  • 00:12:03.280 --> 00:12:08.050
  • ANGELS HAVE INTELLECT.
  • 00:12:08.060 --> 00:12:09.100
  • SECONDLY, ANGELS HAVE EMOTION.
  • 00:12:09.110 --> 00:12:12.130
  • JOB 38:7 SAYS THEY EXPRESS JOY.
  • 00:12:12.140 --> 00:12:15.100
  • ISAIAH 6:3 SAYS THEY HAVE THE ABILITY TO WORSHIP.
  • 00:12:15.110 --> 00:12:19.000
  • LUKE 15 SAYS; VERSE 10 THAT THEY REJOICE WHEN
  • 00:12:19.010 --> 00:12:23.210
  • SOMEBODY COMES TO FAITH IN CHRIST.
  • 00:12:23.220 --> 00:12:27.130
  • THIRDLY, THE BIBLE SAYS ANGELS HAVE A WILL.
  • 00:12:27.140 --> 00:12:31.180
  • THAT IS THEY HAVE THE ABILITY TO CHOOSE A COURSE
  • 00:12:31.190 --> 00:12:34.020
  • OF ACTION AND TO FOLLOW IT.
  • 00:12:34.030 --> 00:12:36.040
  • FOR EXAMPLE, LUCIFER, SATAN,
  • 00:12:36.050 --> 00:12:38.020
  • THE CHIEF ANGEL IN ISAIAH 14 - REMEMBER WHAT LED TO
  • 00:12:38.030 --> 00:12:42.050
  • HIS DOWNFALL?
  • 00:12:42.060 --> 00:12:43.060
  • HE SAID: I WILL ASCEND TO GOD'S HOLY MOUNTAIN AND
  • 00:12:43.070 --> 00:12:46.230
  • I WILL BE LIKE THE MOST HIGH.
  • 00:12:46.240 --> 00:12:49.270
  • FIVE TIMES HE SAYS: I WILL,
  • 00:12:49.280 --> 00:12:52.150
  • I WILL, I WILL.
  • 00:12:52.160 --> 00:12:54.130
  • HE MADE A CHOICE, AND HE SUFFERED THE CONSEQUENCES
  • 00:12:54.140 --> 00:12:56.280
  • OF THAT CHOICE.
  • 00:12:56.290 --> 00:12:58.000
  • REVELATION 12:4 INDICATES THAT A GROUP OF ANGELS
  • 00:12:58.010 --> 00:13:01.270
  • CHOSE TO FOLLOW HIM IN HIS REBELLION AGAINST GOD AND
  • 00:13:01.280 --> 00:13:04.270
  • WERE CAST TO THE EARTH AND UNDER THE EARTH AS WELL.
  • 00:13:04.280 --> 00:13:08.100
  • AND, BY THE WAY, THAT DECISION
  • 00:13:08.110 --> 00:13:09.230
  • IS AN IRREVOCABLE DECISION.
  • 00:13:09.240 --> 00:13:12.050
  • THERE IS NO DEMON WHO WILL EVER BE REDEEMED TO BE AN
  • 00:13:12.060 --> 00:13:16.000
  • ANGEL AND THERE IS NO ANGEL WHO WILL EVER FALL
  • 00:13:16.010 --> 00:13:19.070
  • TO BE A DEMON AGAIN.
  • 00:13:19.080 --> 00:13:20.180
  • IT IS A ONCE-FOREVER DECISION THAT IS MADE.
  • 00:13:20.190 --> 00:13:24.060
  • THIRD, THEIR APPEARANCE.
  • 00:13:24.070 --> 00:13:26.080
  • ANGELS ARE SPIRIT BEINGS ACCORDING TO HEBREWS 1:14.
  • 00:13:26.090 --> 00:13:32.060
  • THEY DON'T POSSESS BODIES MOST OF THE TIME,
  • 00:13:32.070 --> 00:13:35.180
  • BUT EVEN THOUGH THEY DON'T POSSESS BODIES MOST OF THE
  • 00:13:35.190 --> 00:13:38.070
  • TIME THEY DO HAVE SOME OF THE LIMITATION THAT WE
  • 00:13:38.080 --> 00:13:40.240
  • EXPERIENCE ESPECIALLY IN REGARD TO TIME AND SPACE.
  • 00:13:40.250 --> 00:13:44.160
  • FOR EXAMPLE, DANIEL 9:21-23 SPEAKS OF ANGELS
  • 00:13:44.170 --> 00:13:49.100
  • FLITTING ABOUT FROM ONE PLACE TO ANOTHER.
  • 00:13:49.110 --> 00:13:52.000
  • DANIEL 10 SPEAKS ABOUT AN ANGEL THAT WAS DELAYED
  • 00:13:52.010 --> 00:13:55.090
  • BECAUSE OF ANOTHER SPIRIT.
  • 00:13:55.100 --> 00:13:58.130
  • WE CAN DEDUCE FROM THESE VERSES THAT ANGELS UNLIKE
  • 00:13:58.140 --> 00:14:01.240
  • GOD ARE NOT OMNIPRESENT.
  • 00:14:01.250 --> 00:14:03.280
  • THEY CAN'T BE MORE THAN ONE PLACE AT A TIME.
  • 00:14:03.290 --> 00:14:07.040
  • WHERE DO ANGELS RESIDE RIGHT NOW?
  • 00:14:07.050 --> 00:14:08.240
  • WELL THERE ARE SOME IN HEAVEN, WE KNOW.
  • 00:14:08.250 --> 00:14:11.130
  • WE'LL TALK ABOUT THE SUBJECT OF GUARDIAN ANGELS NEXT TIME.
  • 00:14:11.140 --> 00:14:15.090
  • I THINK THEIR LOCATION HAS TO DO WITH THEIR RANK.
  • 00:14:15.100 --> 00:14:17.260
  • EPHESIANS 6:12 TELLS US THAT THERE IS A RANKING OF ANGELS.
  • 00:14:17.270 --> 00:14:22.160
  • SOME ANGELS ARE GIVEN SPECIAL ASSIGNMENTS OVER NATIONS.
  • 00:14:22.170 --> 00:14:26.060
  • FOR EXAMPLE, MICHAEL IS CALLED THE ARCHANGEL,
  • 00:14:26.070 --> 00:14:29.250
  • THE SPECIAL PROTECTOR OF THE NATION OF ISRAEL.
  • 00:14:29.260 --> 00:14:33.280
  • PERHAPS THERE ARE OTHER ANGELS WHO ARE ASSIGNED TO
  • 00:14:33.290 --> 00:14:36.170
  • OTHER COUNTRIES TO FULFILL GOD'S PURPOSE FOR THAT COUNTRY.
  • 00:14:36.180 --> 00:14:42.070
  • ALTHOUGH ANGELS ARE MOSTLY INVISIBLE,
  • 00:14:42.080 --> 00:14:45.000
  • AT TIMES THEY ACTUALLY TAKE ON HUMAN FORM.
  • 00:14:45.010 --> 00:14:48.250
  • THEY APPEAR AS PEOPLE.
  • 00:14:48.260 --> 00:14:50.240
  • SOMETIMES PEOPLE WE DON'T RECOGNIZE.
  • 00:14:50.250 --> 00:14:53.100
  • HEBREWS 13:2 SAYS, "DO NOT NEGLECT TO SHOW
  • 00:14:53.110 --> 00:14:57.030
  • HOSPITALITY TO STRANGERS FOR BY THIS SOME HAVE
  • 00:14:57.040 --> 00:15:01.130
  • ENTERTAINED ANGELS WITHOUT KNOWING IT."
  • 00:15:01.140 --> 00:15:04.130
  • DO YOU REMEMBER THE STORIES IN THE OLD
  • 00:15:04.140 --> 00:15:06.170
  • TESTAMENT ABOUT ABRAHAM AND SARAH AND OTHERS WHO
  • 00:15:06.180 --> 00:15:11.020
  • ENTERTAINED PEOPLE THAT THEY LATER FOUND OUT WERE
  • 00:15:11.030 --> 00:15:13.160
  • ACTUAL ANGELS IN DISGUISE?
  • 00:15:13.170 --> 00:15:16.020
  • THAT'S WHY YOU BETTER BE NICE TO EVERYBODY AROUND YOU.
  • 00:15:16.030 --> 00:15:19.160
  • LOOK AT THE PERSON NEXT TO YOU.
  • 00:15:19.170 --> 00:15:20.240
  • DO YOU REALIZE THEY COULD BE AN ANGEL?
  • 00:15:20.250 --> 00:15:22.200
  • YOU SAY: NAAAH, DEMON YES, ANGEL NO. NO.
  • 00:15:22.210 --> 00:15:27.210
  • BIBLE SAYS BE NICE TO STRANGERS;
  • 00:15:30.160 --> 00:15:32.050
  • SOMETIMES THEY TAKE ON HUMAN FORM.
  • 00:15:32.060 --> 00:15:34.060
  • SOMETIMES, SOMETIMES THEIR APPEARANCE CAN BE
  • 00:15:34.070 --> 00:15:37.030
  • DOWNRIGHT FRIGHTENING.
  • 00:15:37.040 --> 00:15:38.250
  • THINK ABOUT THOSE FOUR SOLDIERS ON DUTY GUARDING
  • 00:15:38.260 --> 00:15:41.060
  • THE TOMB OF JESUS AND THE ANGEL WHO ROLLED THE STONE AWAY.
  • 00:15:41.070 --> 00:15:44.130
  • I MEAN THEY WERE FROZEN IN PANIC.
  • 00:15:44.140 --> 00:15:47.160
  • OR THINK ABOUT GABRIEL WHEN HE APPEARED TO MARY
  • 00:15:47.170 --> 00:15:50.020
  • AND TO ELIZABETH.
  • 00:15:50.030 --> 00:15:51.130
  • REMEMBER WHAT GABRIEL ALWAYS HAD TO SAY,
  • 00:15:51.140 --> 00:15:53.290
  • FIRST THING HE ALWAYS HAD TO SAY WHETHER IT WAS TO
  • 00:15:54.000 --> 00:15:56.110
  • MARY, ELIZABETH OR TO SHEPHERDS WATCHING THEIR
  • 00:15:56.120 --> 00:15:59.180
  • FLOCK BY NIGHT?
  • 00:15:59.190 --> 00:16:00.170
  • HE ALWAYS HAD TO START OUT WITH: FEAR NOT!
  • 00:16:00.180 --> 00:16:03.130
  • FEAR NOT!
  • 00:16:03.140 --> 00:16:04.260
  • I MEAN THAT JUST WASN'T AN ANGELIC GREETING.
  • 00:16:04.270 --> 00:16:06.200
  • HE WAS SAYING: PLEASE DON'T HAVE A HEART ATTACK
  • 00:16:06.210 --> 00:16:08.120
  • ON ME HERE.
  • 00:16:08.130 --> 00:16:09.130
  • FEAR NOT, I'M HERE WITH GOOD NEWS.
  • 00:16:09.140 --> 00:16:11.180
  • I'VE GOT GOOD NEWS FOR YOU.
  • 00:16:11.190 --> 00:16:12.210
  • A LOT OF TIMES WHEN AN ANGEL SHOWED UP IT WAS
  • 00:16:12.220 --> 00:16:14.150
  • WITH BAD NEWS, BUT GABRIEL SAID THIS IS GOOD NEWS.
  • 00:16:14.160 --> 00:16:18.130
  • SOMETIMES THE APPEARANCE OF ANGELS,
  • 00:16:18.140 --> 00:16:21.030
  • THE FORM THEY TAKE IS UNBELIEVABLE.
  • 00:16:21.040 --> 00:16:22.250
  • IN REVELATION 10 WE'RE TOLD ABOUT THE MIGHTY
  • 00:16:22.260 --> 00:16:25.190
  • ANGEL WHO PUT ONE FOOT ON A CONTINENT AND PUT
  • 00:16:25.200 --> 00:16:29.030
  • ANOTHER FOOT IN THE SEA.
  • 00:16:29.040 --> 00:16:30.290
  • NOW THAT'S ONE BIG ANGEL.
  • 00:16:31.000 --> 00:16:34.190
  • SO THEY CAN APPEAR IN A NUMBER OF WAYS.
  • 00:16:34.200 --> 00:16:38.240
  • ANGELS ARE WONDERFUL, THEY ARE HELPFUL,
  • 00:16:38.250 --> 00:16:42.070
  • BUT THEY ARE NEVER TO BE TAKEN AS SUPERIOR TO JESUS CHRIST.
  • 00:16:42.080 --> 00:16:46.120
  • JESUS IS SUPERIOR TO THESE
  • 00:16:46.130 --> 00:16:48.250
  • CURIOUS BEINGS CALLED THE ANGELS.
  • 00:16:48.260 --> 00:16:51.130
  • IN WHAT WAY ARE THEY SUPERIOR TO THE ANGELS?
  • 00:16:51.140 --> 00:16:54.220
  • WELL STARTING IN VERSE 4 THE WRITER TO HEBREWS
  • 00:16:54.230 --> 00:16:57.280
  • POINTS OUT FOUR WAYS CHRIST IS SUPERIOR TO THE ANGELS.
  • 00:16:57.290 --> 00:17:02.120
  • HOW IS HE SUPERIOR?
  • 00:17:02.130 --> 00:17:04.030
  • LOOK AT VERSE 4, "JESUS HAVING BECOME AS MUCH
  • 00:17:04.040 --> 00:17:08.100
  • BETTER THAN THE ANGELS AS HE HAS INHERITED A MORE
  • 00:17:08.110 --> 00:17:11.100
  • EXCELLENT NAME THAN THEY."
  • 00:17:11.110 --> 00:17:13.110
  • FIRST OF ALL, CHRIST POSSESSES A SUPERIOR NAME
  • 00:17:13.120 --> 00:17:17.160
  • OVER THE ANGELS.
  • 00:17:17.170 --> 00:17:18.280
  • A SUPERIOR NAME.
  • 00:17:18.290 --> 00:17:20.200
  • NOW I WANT YOU TO LOOK AT THIS PHRASE,
  • 00:17:20.210 --> 00:17:22.030
  • VERSE 4, "JESUS HAS BECOME MUCH BETTER THAN THE ANGELS."
  • 00:17:22.040 --> 00:17:27.050
  • IN WHAT SENSE HAS HE BECOME BETTER THAN THE ANGELS?
  • 00:17:27.060 --> 00:17:29.280
  • WELL AT ONE POINT WHEN JESUS WAS ON EARTH,
  • 00:17:29.290 --> 00:17:33.030
  • HE WAS LOWER THAN THE ANGELS.
  • 00:17:33.040 --> 00:17:35.100
  • WHEN HE TOOK ON HUMAN FORM,
  • 00:17:35.110 --> 00:17:36.280
  • NOW LISTEN TO THIS, HE DIDN'T GIVE UP HIS DEITY
  • 00:17:36.290 --> 00:17:39.160
  • BUT HE TOOK ON HUMANITY.
  • 00:17:39.170 --> 00:17:41.190
  • HE VOLUNTARILY LIMITED HIMSELF;
  • 00:17:41.200 --> 00:17:44.020
  • HE LIMITED HIS RIGHTS WHILE HE WAS ON EARTH.
  • 00:17:44.030 --> 00:17:47.090
  • SO FOR A WHILE HE EXISTED LIKE YOU AND I EXIST RIGHT NOW.
  • 00:17:47.100 --> 00:17:50.070
  • WE ARE LOWER THAN THE ANGELS,
  • 00:17:50.080 --> 00:17:52.010
  • BUT NOW THAT HE IS IN HEAVEN AS KING OF KINGS
  • 00:17:52.020 --> 00:17:54.260
  • AND LORD OF LORDS HE IS SUPERIOR TO THE ANGELS
  • 00:17:54.270 --> 00:17:57.170
  • JUST AS WE WILL BE ONE DAY AS WELL.
  • 00:17:57.180 --> 00:18:01.050
  • SECONDLY, CHRIST IS A SUPERIOR
  • 00:18:01.060 --> 00:18:04.030
  • OBJECT OF WORSHIP.
  • 00:18:04.040 --> 00:18:06.000
  • HE'S A SUPERIOR OBJECT OF WORSHIP.
  • 00:18:06.010 --> 00:18:08.020
  • NOWHERE IN THE BIBLE ARE WE TOLD TO PRAY TO ANGELS
  • 00:18:08.030 --> 00:18:11.140
  • OR TO SPEAK TO ANGELS
  • 00:18:11.150 --> 00:18:13.020
  • OR TO REQUEST THE ASSISTANCE OF ANGELS.
  • 00:18:13.030 --> 00:18:15.110
  • WE ARE TO SPEAK AND PRAY AND WORSHIP GOD.
  • 00:18:15.120 --> 00:18:17.240
  • LOOK AT VERSE 6, "AND WHEN AGAIN GOD BRINGS THE
  • 00:18:17.250 --> 00:18:20.270
  • FIRSTBORN INTO THE WORLD HE SAYS," AND HE QUOTES
  • 00:18:20.280 --> 00:18:23.170
  • FROM THE OLD TESTAMENT, "AND LET ALL THE ANGELS OF
  • 00:18:23.180 --> 00:18:26.020
  • GOD WORSHIP HIM."
  • 00:18:26.030 --> 00:18:27.210
  • WHEN JESUS CAME TO EARTH HE DIDN'T WORSHIP THE
  • 00:18:27.220 --> 00:18:29.210
  • ANGELS, THE ANGELS WORSHIPED HIM.
  • 00:18:29.220 --> 00:18:32.040
  • REMEMBER THE APOSTLE JOHN?
  • 00:18:32.050 --> 00:18:34.000
  • HE WAS TEMPTED TO WORSHIP THE ANGELS WHEN HE WAS ON
  • 00:18:34.010 --> 00:18:36.170
  • PATMOS RECEIVING THE REVELATION.
  • 00:18:36.180 --> 00:18:38.290
  • REMEMBER REVELATION 19:10 SAYS,
  • 00:18:39.000 --> 00:18:41.090
  • "AND I, JOHN, FELL AT THE ANGELS' FEET TO WORSHIP HIM,
  • 00:18:41.100 --> 00:18:44.270
  • AND HE SAID TO ME, 'DO NOT DO THAT.
  • 00:18:44.280 --> 00:18:47.220
  • I AM A FELLOW SERVANT OF YOURS AND YOUR
  • 00:18:47.230 --> 00:18:50.110
  • BRETHREN, WHO HOLD THE TESTIMONY OF JESUS,
  • 00:18:50.120 --> 00:18:52.120
  • WORSHIP GOD.'" YOU KNOW INTERESTINGLY THE ONLY
  • 00:18:52.130 --> 00:18:56.220
  • PERSON IN THE BIBLE WHO EVER ENCOURAGED SOMEBODY
  • 00:18:56.230 --> 00:19:00.100
  • ELSE TO WORSHIP OR SPEAK TO ANGELS WAS SATAN.
  • 00:19:00.110 --> 00:19:05.100
  • REMEMBER WHEN JESUS WAS BEING TEMPTED IN THE WILDERNESS?
  • 00:19:05.110 --> 00:19:08.180
  • WHAT DID SATAN SAY TO JESUS?
  • 00:19:08.190 --> 00:19:10.080
  • OH, GO TO THE ANGELS, THEY WILL MINISTER TO YOU.
  • 00:19:10.090 --> 00:19:14.190
  • THEY WILL PROTECT YOU.
  • 00:19:14.200 --> 00:19:17.050
  • SEEK HELP FROM THE ANGELS.
  • 00:19:17.060 --> 00:19:19.010
  • NO, WE'RE TO NEVER WORSHIP ANGELS - WE'RE TO WORSHIP
  • 00:19:19.020 --> 00:19:22.140
  • GOD WHO CREATED AND RULES OVER THE ANGELS.
  • 00:19:22.150 --> 00:19:25.180
  • NUMBER THREE, CHRIST IS SUPERIOR BECAUSE HE RULES
  • 00:19:25.190 --> 00:19:28.110
  • OVER A SUPERIOR KINGDOM.
  • 00:19:28.120 --> 00:19:30.200
  • VERSES 7-12, LOOK AT VERSE 7,
  • 00:19:30.210 --> 00:19:32.070
  • "AND OF THE ANGELS HE SAYS," AGAIN AN OLD
  • 00:19:32.080 --> 00:19:36.180
  • TESTAMENT QUOTATION, "WHO MAKES HIS ANGELS WINDS AND
  • 00:19:36.190 --> 00:19:40.070
  • HIS MINISTERS A FLAME OF FIRE."
  • 00:19:40.080 --> 00:19:42.250
  • ANGELS, LIKE WIND AND FIRE,
  • 00:19:42.260 --> 00:19:44.250
  • ARE SERVANTS OF CHRIST; THEY ARE CONSTANTLY GOING
  • 00:19:44.260 --> 00:19:47.160
  • BACK AND FORTH DOING HIS WILL.
  • 00:19:47.170 --> 00:19:49.200
  • WE DON'T HAVE TIME TO LOOK AT IT,
  • 00:19:49.210 --> 00:19:51.080
  • BUT VERSES 10-12 TELLS US THAT ONE DAY JESUS IS
  • 00:19:51.090 --> 00:19:54.030
  • GOING TO ROLL UP THE HEAVENS AND EARTH
  • 00:19:54.040 --> 00:19:57.090
  • LIKE AN OLD GARMENT AND DISCARD THEM,
  • 00:19:57.100 --> 00:19:59.260
  • AND THERE'S GOING TO BE A NEW HEAVEN AND EARTH THAT
  • 00:19:59.270 --> 00:20:02.000
  • HE WILL REIGN OVER, AND WE WILL AS WELL.
  • 00:20:02.010 --> 00:20:05.040
  • FINALLY, CHRIST IS SUPERIOR TO THE ANGELS
  • 00:20:05.050 --> 00:20:07.250
  • BECAUSE HE WILL ENJOY A SUPERIOR VICTORY.
  • 00:20:07.260 --> 00:20:11.040
  • VERSE 13 SAYS, "BUT TO WHICH OF THE ANGELS HAS HE
  • 00:20:11.050 --> 00:20:14.280
  • EVER SAID: SIT AT MY RIGHT HAND UNTIL I MAKE THINE
  • 00:20:14.290 --> 00:20:19.040
  • ENEMIES A FOOTSTOOL FOR THY FEET?"
  • 00:20:19.050 --> 00:20:22.010
  • DID YOU KNOW ONE DAY JESUS IS NOT JUST GOING TO RULE
  • 00:20:22.020 --> 00:20:25.000
  • OVER THE EARTH AND THE HEAVENS,
  • 00:20:25.010 --> 00:20:26.180
  • NOT JUST RULE OVER BELIEVERS BUT UNBELIEVERS
  • 00:20:26.190 --> 00:20:29.020
  • IN HELL AS WELL.
  • 00:20:29.030 --> 00:20:30.120
  • HIS ENEMIES WILL BECOME HIS FOOTSTOOL,
  • 00:20:30.130 --> 00:20:32.280
  • THE BIBLE SAYS.
  • 00:20:32.290 --> 00:20:34.080
  • NOW WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF ANGELS?
  • 00:20:34.090 --> 00:20:38.100
  • VERSE 14 TELLS US, "ARE THEY NOT ALL MINISTERING
  • 00:20:38.110 --> 00:20:43.240
  • SPIRITS SENT OUT TO RENDER SERVICE FOR THE SAKE OF
  • 00:20:43.250 --> 00:20:49.080
  • THOSE WHO WILL INHERIT SALVATION?"
  • 00:20:49.090 --> 00:20:52.060
  • THAT'S WHY I CALL THEM GOD'S AAA SERVICE:
  • 00:20:52.070 --> 00:20:55.160
  • ALWAYS AVAILABLE TO ASSIST.
  • 00:20:55.170 --> 00:20:59.210
  • IN HIS BOOK THAT I MENTIONED EARLIER ON THE
  • 00:20:59.220 --> 00:21:03.060
  • SUBJECT OF ANGELS, BILLY GRAHAM RECOUNTS THE TRUE
  • 00:21:03.070 --> 00:21:06.000
  • STORY OF DR. S.W. MITCHELL,
  • 00:21:06.010 --> 00:21:09.080
  • A CELEBRATED PHILADELPHIA NEUROLOGIST
  • 00:21:09.090 --> 00:21:12.120
  • WHO HAD GONE TO BED ONE NIGHT AFTER AN
  • 00:21:12.130 --> 00:21:14.160
  • EXCEPTIONALLY TIRING DAY.
  • 00:21:14.170 --> 00:21:16.240
  • SUDDENLY DR. MITCHELL WAS AWAKENED BY SOMEONE
  • 00:21:16.250 --> 00:21:19.120
  • KNOCKING ON HIS DOOR.
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  • OPENING THE DOOR HE FOUND A LITTLE GIRL POORLY
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  • DRESSED AND DEEPLY UPSET.
  • 00:21:24.040 --> 00:21:27.070
  • SHE TOLD HIM HER MOTHER WAS VERY SICK AND ASKED
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  • THE DOCTOR IF HE WOULD PLEASE COME WITH HER.
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  • IT WAS A BITTERLY COLD NIGHT IN PHILADELPHIA,
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  • IT WAS SNOWING, DR. MITCHELL SAID HE WAS BONE
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  • TIRED, BUT HE DRESSED AND HE FOLLOWED THE GIRL.
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  • AS READER'S DIGEST REPORTS THE STORY,
  • 00:21:41.170 --> 00:21:44.160
  • DR. MITCHELL FOUND THE MOTHER DESPERATELY ILL
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  • WITH PNEUMONIA.
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  • AFTER ARRANGING FOR MEDICAL CARE HE
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  • COMPLIMENTED THE SICK WOMAN ON THE INTELLIGENCE
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  • AND PERSISTENCE OF HER LITTLE DAUGHTER.
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  • THE WOMAN LOOKED AT HIM STRANGELY AND SAID: MY
  • 00:21:57.200 --> 00:22:01.100
  • DAUGHTER DIED A MONTH AGO.
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  • SHE ADDED: HER SHOES AND COAT ARE
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  • STILL IN THE CLOSET THERE.
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  • DR. MITCHELL AMAZED AND PERPLEXED WENT TO THE
  • 00:22:09.220 --> 00:22:12.020
  • CLOSET AND OPENED THE DOOR.
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  • THERE HUNG THE VERY COAT WORN BY THE LITTLE GIRL
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  • WHO HAD BROUGHT HIM TO TEND TO HER MOTHER.
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  • IT WAS WARM AND DRY, DR. MITCHELL SAID,
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  • AND COULD NOT HAVE POSSIBLY BEEN OUT IN THE
  • 00:22:23.180 --> 00:22:25.210
  • COLD ON THAT WINTERY NIGHT.
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  • IS IT POSSIBLE THAT DR. MITCHELL HAD WITNESSED THE
  • 00:22:29.020 --> 00:22:33.010
  • MINISTRY OF AN ANGEL, AN ANGEL WHO CHOSE TO APPEAR
  • 00:22:33.020 --> 00:22:36.090
  • IN THE FORM OF THAT MOTHER'S DAUGHTER TO BRING
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  • HELP TO HER WHEN NO HELP WAS AVAILABLE ANY OTHER WAY?
  • 00:22:40.160 --> 00:22:45.170
  • WE SHOULDN'T BE SURPRISED AT THOSE KINDS OF STORIES.
  • 00:22:45.180 --> 00:22:48.250
  • THE BIBLE SAYS ANGELS ARE REAL.
  • 00:22:48.260 --> 00:22:52.020
  • THEY ARE HERE TO MINISTER, TO HELP THOSE WHO'VE
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  • INHERITED SALVATION.
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  • I'M GLAD YOU CHOSE TO JOIN US FOR TODAY'S
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  • PATHWAY TO VICTORY AS WE OPEN OUR EYES
  • 00:23:07.080 --> 00:23:10.020
  • TO THE REALITY OF ANGELS!
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  • IT'S A FASCINATING SUBJECT AND WE HAVE MUCH MORE
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  • GROUND TO COVER OVER THESE NEXT FEW WEEKS.
  • 00:23:15.070 --> 00:23:18.060
  • WELL, WHEN I THINK ABOUT ANGELS I CAN'T HELP BUT
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  • THINK ABOUT THE EVANGELIST BILLY GRAHAM
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  • AND HIS CLASSIC BOOK ABOUT ANGELS.
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  • AND THIS MONTH, I WANT TO SHARE WITH YOU 5 THINGS
  • 00:23:27.120 --> 00:23:30.260
  • I LEARNED FROM BILLY GRAHAM.
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  • THIS BOOKLET CONTAINS LESSONS THAT MADE A
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  • SIGNIFICANT DIFFERENCE IN MY LIFE,
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  • AND I BELIEVE THEY CAN TRANSFORM YOUR LIFE AS WELL.
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  • EVERY DAY, THINGS HAPPEN IN OUR LIVES THAT CAN ONLY
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  • BE EXPLAINED BY THE PRESENCE OF ANGELS.
  • 00:24:02.180 --> 00:24:04.250
  • SO WHO ARE THE ANGELS...
  • 00:24:04.260 --> 00:24:06.160
  • AND WHAT IMPACT DOES THEIR EXISTENCE
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  • HAVE ON OUR LIVES TODAY?
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  • FIND THE ANSWERS IN REVEREND BILLY GRAHAM'S
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  • CLASSIC BOOK, ANGELS: GOD'S SECRET AGENTS.
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  • GRAHAM: WHAT ARE THE ANGELS? TO THE GREAT PATRIARCHS
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  • ANGELS APPEARED. THE BIBLE TEACHES THE EXISTENCE OF ANGELS.
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  • REQUEST AN EXCLUSIVE SPECIAL EDITION OF ANGELS:
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  • ON BOTH CD AND DVD.
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  • YOUR GENEROUS GIFTS TO PATHWAY TO VICTORY ARE
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  • ALL AROUND THE WORLD.
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  • SO THANK YOU FOR YOUR FAITHFULNESS AS TOGETHER
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  • WE "PIERCE THE DARKNESS WITH THE LIGHT OF GOD'S WORD!"
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  • ANGELS ARE FASCINATING, MYSTERIOUS,
  • 00:24:57.200 --> 00:25:00.230
  • AND REAL BEINGS WHO MINISTER TO US.
  • 00:25:00.240 --> 00:25:03.230
  • BUT THEY ARE NO SUBSTITUTE FOR JESUS CHRIST.
  • 00:25:03.240 --> 00:25:07.030
  • AND I HOPE TODAY'S MESSAGE HAS HELPED YOU TO
  • 00:25:07.040 --> 00:25:09.120
  • UNDERSTAND WHAT THE BIBLE TEACHES ABOUT ANGELS.
  • 00:25:09.130 --> 00:25:13.200
  • WELL, ALTHOUGH THE WRITER OF HEBREWS WARNS AGAINST
  • 00:25:13.210 --> 00:25:16.090
  • SUBSTITUTING THE WORSHIP OF ANGELS FOR THE WORSHIP
  • 00:25:16.100 --> 00:25:19.070
  • OF CHRIST, HE DOES REMIND US THAT GOD USES ANGELS TO
  • 00:25:19.080 --> 00:25:23.260
  • ACCOMPLISH HIS PURPOSE.
  • 00:25:23.270 --> 00:25:25.210
  • AND NEXT TIME WE'RE GOING TO LOOK AT THE REMARKABLE
  • 00:25:25.220 --> 00:25:28.130
  • MINISTRY OF ANGELS TO BOTH UNBELIEVERS AND BELIEVERS.
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  • STAY TUNED FOR A PREVIEW OF OUR MESSAGE NEXT TIME.
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  • TODAY, WHEN YOU GIVE A GENEROUS GIFT TO SUPPORT
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  • EDITION OF BILLY GRAHAM'S CLASSIC BOOK,
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  • ANGELS: GOD'S SECRET AGENTS.
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  • PLUS, THE BOOKLET FROM DR. JEFFRESS CALLED,
  • 00:25:49.200 --> 00:25:51.280
  • 5 THINGS I LEARNED FROM BILLY GRAHAM AND HOW THEY
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  • CAN TRANSFORM YOUR LIFE IS OUR GIFT TO YOU
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  • SIMPLY FOR CONTACTING US TODAY AT PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
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  • DID YOU KNOW ANGELS HAVE A VERY REAL PURPOSE IN THE
  • 00:26:18.050 --> 00:26:20.170
  • LIFE OF UNBELIEVERS?
  • 00:26:20.180 --> 00:26:22.100
  • HAVE YOU EVER HEARD PEOPLE SAY,
  • 00:26:22.110 --> 00:26:24.100
  • "WELL GOD DOESN'T HEAR THE PRAYER OF NON-CHRISTIANS.
  • 00:26:24.110 --> 00:26:27.260
  • THE ONLY PRAYER HE CAN HEAR FROM A NON-CHRISTIAN
  • 00:26:27.270 --> 00:26:30.200
  • IS THE PRAYER OF SALVATION."
  • 00:26:30.210 --> 00:26:33.150
  • NOW THAT IS SHEER BALONEY.
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  • GOD CAN HEAR ANY PRAYER HE WANTS TO HEAR,
  • 00:26:37.000 --> 00:26:40.170
  • AND SOMETIMES HE DOES LISTEN TO AND EVEN ANSWER
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  • THE PRAYERS OF NON-CHRISTIANS.
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