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August 18, 2019
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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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  • ALL THROUGHOUT HISTORY, PEOPLE HAVE CLAIMED TO
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  • WITNESS MIRACULOUS EVENTS THAT CAN ONLY BE EXPLAINED
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  • BY THE DIVINE.
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  • COULD THESE SUPERNATURAL OCCURRENCES
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  • BE THE WORK OF ANGELS?
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  • WELL, WE SHOULDN'T BE SURPRISED BY ENCOUNTERS
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  • WITH GOD'S INVISIBLE FORCES.
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  • AND TODAY, WE'LL LOOK AT FOUR PRACTICAL WAYS THAT
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  • ANGELS MINISTER TO CHRISTIANS.
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  • MY MESSAGE IS TITLED, THE ANGELS AND YOU
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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 EVER
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  • WRITTEN ON THIS FASCINATING SUBJECT IS
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  • ANGELS: GOD'S SECRET AGENTS 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
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  • BOOK-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 HIS BOOK, WHAT THE BIBLE TEACHES ABOUT ANGELS,
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  • DAVID JEREMIAH TELLS THE STORY OF
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  • MISSIONARY JOHN PATON AND HIS WIFE WHO SERVED IN THE
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  • NEW HEBRIDES ISLANDS.
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  • AND AS MISSIONARIES TO THOSE ISLANDS JOHN PATON
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  • AND HIS WIFE ONE NIGHT FOUND THEMSELVES
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  • SURROUNDED BY NATIVES WHO WERE INTENT ON BURNING
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  • DOWN THE MISSIONARY COMPOUND AND KILLING THE PATON'S.
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  • JOHN SAYS ALL HE KNEW TO DO WAS TO PRAY AND SO FOR
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  • A SLEEPLESS NIGHT ALL HE AND HIS WIFE COULD DO WAS
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  • TO PRAY FOR DIVINE PROTECTION.
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  • THE NEXT MORNING THEY LOOKED OUTSIDE AND TO
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  • THEIR SURPRISE THAT TRIBE HAD LEFT WITHOUT ANY EXPLANATION.
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  • A YEAR LATER THE CHIEF OF THAT TRIBE THAT HAD TRIED
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  • TO KILL THE PATON'S BECAME A CHRISTIAN.
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  • AND JOHN PATON ASKED THE CHIEF TO EXPLAIN WHAT
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  • HAPPENED THAT NIGHT.
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  • WHY DIDN'T YOU ATTACK US?
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  • AND THE CHIEF SAID: OH, THAT'S EASY.
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  • BECAUSE OF THOSE HUNDREDS OF MEN WHO WERE
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  • SURROUNDING YOUR HOME.
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  • JOHN PATTON SAID: WHAT MEN?
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  • HE SAID: WE SAW HUNDREDS OF MEN IN WHITE SHINING
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  • GARMENTS WITH SWORDS DRAWN AND WE KNEW WE WERE NO
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  • MATCH FOR THAT FORCE.
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  • JOHN PATON AND HIS WIFE ARE CONVINCED THAT WHAT
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  • THOSE NATIVES SAW WAS IN FACT A BAND OF ANGELS GOD
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  • HAD SENT TO PROTECT THEM.
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  • YOU KNOW EVERY DAY THERE ARE THINGS THAT HAPPEN TO
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  • YOU AND ME THAT REALLY CAN ONLY BE EXPLAINED BY THE
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  • PRESENCE OF ANGELS.
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  • HEBREWS 1:14 IN TALKING ABOUT ANGELS SAYS,
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  • "ARE THEY NOT MINISTERING SPIRITS SENT BY GOD TO
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  • RENDER SERVICE ON BEHALF OF THOSE WHO INHERIT SALVATION?"
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  • THAT'S WHY STORIES LIKE THAT SHOULD NOT SURPRISE US.
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  • ANGELS ARE WORKING FOR YOU AND ME EVERY DAY AND IN EVERY WAY.
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  • AND YET AS WONDERFUL AS ANGELS ARE THEY ARE NO
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  • SUBSTITUTE FOR JESUS CHRIST.
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  • AND THAT'S THE POINT THE WRITER OF HEBREWS IS
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  • MAKING IN HEBREWS 1.
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  • AND IN THE FEW MINUTES WE HAVE THIS MORNING I WOULD
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  • LIKE TO LOOK AT FOUR VERY SPECIFIC MINISTRIES OF
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  • ANGELS IN YOUR LIFE AND IN MY LIFE.
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  • FIRST OF ALL, GOD USES ANGELS TO SUSTAIN AND
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  • ENCOURAGE US.
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  • THAT MEANS TO PROVIDE FOR OUR PHYSICAL NEEDS,
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  • ESPECIALLY IN TIMES OF STRESS.
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  • KEN AND SUSIE WARE WERE MINISTERS TO
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  • LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND.
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  • AND ON A PARTICULAR SATURDAY MORNING THEY HAD
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  • NO MONEY AND HAD NO WAY TO HAVE GROCERIES FOR
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  • THEMSELVES AND THEIR INFANT CHILD.
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  • AND SO SUSIE WARE SAYS ALL THAT SHE KNEW TO DO WAS TO PRAY.
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  • AND SHE PRAYED VERY SPECIFICALLY.
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  • SHE SAID: LORD, WE NEED FIVE POUNDS OF POTATOES.
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  • WE NEED TWO POUNDS OF FLOUR.
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  • WE NEED PEARS, CARROTS AND VEAL CUTLETS.
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  • PLEASE SEND THEM. AMEN."
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  • THAT WAS HER PRAYER.
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  • A FEW HOURS LATER SHE SAYS THEY HEARD A KNOCK AT
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  • THEIR DOOR AND SHE OPENED THE DOOR AND THERE WAS A
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  • STRANGE MAN THERE IN HIS THIRTIES OR EARLY FORTIES,
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  • SHE SAID, WITH A RADIANT GLOW ABOUT HIM.
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  • AND SHE SAID HE SAID TO HER: I'M BRINGING WHAT YOU ORDERED.
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  • AND HE HAD A BASKET WITH HIM.
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  • SHE SAID: WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT?
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  • I DIDN'T ORDER ANYTHING.
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  • HE SAID: I BROUGHT YOU WHAT YOU ORDERED.
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  • SHE USHERED HIM IN.
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  • HE EMPTIED THE BASKET AND IT WAS EXACTLY WHAT SHE
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  • HAD PRAYED FOR.
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  • SHE AND HER HUSBAND WERE SO ASTOUNDED THAT WHEN HE
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  • LEFT THEY WENT TO THE APARTMENT WINDOW TO WATCH HIM LEAVE.
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  • THEY NEVER SAW HIM EXIT THE APARTMENT BUILDING.
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  • THEY OPENED THE DOOR FROM THE APARTMENT AND LOOKED
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  • DOWN THE ONLY HALLWAY.
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  • HE WASN'T THERE AS WELL.
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  • THEY WERE CONVINCED EVEN TO THIS DAY THAT WHAT THEY
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  • EXPERIENCED WAS THE PROVISION OF GOD SENT
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  • THROUGH AN ANGEL.
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  • NOW WE LISTEN TO THOSE FANTASTICAL STORIES AND
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  • SAY: I JUST CAN'T BELIEVE THAT.
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  • I JUST DON'T BELIEVE THAT HAPPENS.
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  • I SEE SOME OF YOU ARE SKEPTICAL AS WELL.
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  • WHY SHOULD WE BE SKEPTICAL IF WE KNOW THAT GOD USES
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  • ANGELS TO BRING JUDGEMENT AND DEATH AGAINST A SINGLE
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  • PERSON OR 185.000 ASSYRIAN SOLDIERS WHY SHOULD WE BE
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  • SURPRISED IF THOSE SAME ANGELS DON'T HAVE THE
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  • ABILITY TO PROVIDE FOR OUR NEEDS.
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  • WE SEE THAT IN THE LIFE OF JESUS BY THE WAY,
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  • THE ANGELS PROVISION FOR HIS PHYSICAL NEEDS.
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  • MATTHEW 4:11 SAYS, AFTER 40 DAYS OF TESTING IN THE
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  • WILDERNESS IN WHICH JESUS HAD BE FASTING,
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  • THE BIBLE SAYS, "THEN THE DEVIL LEFT HIM AND BEHOLD
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  • THE ANGELS CAME AND THEY BEGAN TO MINISTER TO HIM."
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  • WE SHOULDN'T BE SURPRISED THAT ANGELS DO THE SAME
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  • FOR US AS WELL.
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  • YOU KNOW ONE OF THE GREATEST ILLUSTRATIONS OF
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  • THE ANGELS' ABILITY TO SUSTAIN AND ENCOURAGE US
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  • OCCURS IN 1 KINGS 19.
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  • TURN THERE FOR JUST A MOMENT.
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  • WOULD YOU?
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  • TO 1 KINGS 19.
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  • ELIJAH HAS JUST HAD THAT SUCCESSFUL BATTLE ON MOUNT
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  • CARMEL TO PROVE WHO WAS THE TRUE GOD,
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  • THE GOD OF ISRAEL.
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  • AND REMEMBER HE HAD KILLED THE
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  • 850 PROPHETS OF BAAL AND ASHERAH.
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  • IT WAS THE HIGH POINT OF HIS LIFE AND MINISTRY.
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  • BUT THERE WAS ONE PERSON THAT WASN'T EXCITED ABOUT
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  • THE OUTCOME OF THAT BATTLE;
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  • QUEEN JEZEBEL.
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  • WHEN SHE HEARD THAT HER FALSE PROPHETS HAD BEEN
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  • KILLED BY ELIJAH SHE SET HER SIGHTS ON GOD'S
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  • PROPHET AND SAID: WITHIN 24 HOURS THIS GUY IS DEAD.
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  • AND WHEN ELIJAH HEARD THAT HE BEGAN TO RUN.
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  • 1 KINGS 19:3 SAYS, "HE BECAME AFRAID AND HE RAN
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  • FOR HIS LIFE.
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  • AND HE CAME TO BEERSHEBA, WHICH BELONGS TO JUDAH,
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  • AND HE LEFT HIS SERVANT THERE." VERSE FOUR.
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  • "AND HE HIMSELF WENT A DAY'S JOURNEY INTO THE
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  • WILDERNESS AND CAME AND SAT DOWN UNDER A JUNIPER TREE.
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  • AND HE REQUESTED FOR HIMSELF THAT HE MIGHT DIE.
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  • AND HE SAID, 'IT IS ENOUGH.
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  • NOW, OH, LORD, TAKE MY LIFE.
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  • FOR I AM NOT BETTER THAN MY FATHERS.'" HOW DO YOU
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  • EXPLAIN ELIJAH'S WANTING TO DIE?
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  • ELIJAH HAD JUST EXPENDED GREAT EMOTIONAL STRENGTH
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  • IN THAT BATTLE FOR THE GODS ON MOUNT CARMEL.
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  • WHEN HE RAN HE HAD BECOME PHYSICALLY EXHAUSTED.
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  • GOD UNDERSTOOD THAT.
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  • HE KNEW WHAT ELIJAH NEEDED.
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  • WHAT ELIJAH NEEDED MOST WAS NOT TO READ A CHAPTER
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  • OUT OF HIS BIBLE.
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  • HE DIDN'T NEED TO PRAY.
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  • INSTEAD HE NEEDED SLEEP.
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  • AND HE NEEDED NOURISHMENT.
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  • LOOK AT 1 KINGS 19:5-7, "AND ELIJAH LAID DOWN AND
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  • HE SLEPT UNDER A JUNIPER TREE.
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  • AND BEHOLD, THERE WAS AN ANGEL TOUCHING HIM AND HE
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  • SAID TO HIM, 'ARISE AND EAT.' THEN HE LOOKED AND
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  • BEHOLD THERE WAS AT HIS HEAD A BREAD CAKE BAKED ON
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  • HOT STONES AND A JAR OF WATER.
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  • SO HE ATE AND HE DRANK AND HE LAY DOWN AGAIN."
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  • YOU'VE HEARD ME SAY BEFORE THIS IS THE FIRST CASE OF
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  • ANGEL'S FOOD CAKE EVER FOUND IN HISTORY RIGHT HERE.
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  • THE ANGEL BAKED THE CAKE FOR ELIJAH.
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  • GOD KNEW WHAT HE NEEDED AND THE IMPORTANT POINT IS
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  • HE USED AN ANGEL TO PROVIDE FOR ELIJAH'S PHYSICAL NEED.
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  • BUT IT WASN'T JUST HIS PHYSICAL NEED.
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  • BY THIS MIRACULOUS PROVISION BY THE ANGEL GOD
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  • WAS SAYING TO ELIJAH: I'M NOT THROUGH WITH YOU YET.
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  • I KNOW WHERE YOU ARE, AND I'M STILL GOING TO
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  • CONTINUE TO USE YOU.
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  • WE SHOULDN'T BE SURPRISED THAT ANGELS DO THAT FOR US AS WELL.
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  • SECONDLY, ANGELS CAN REVEAL GOD'S WILL TO US.
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  • THE BIBLE SAYS SOMETIMES GOD WILL USE AN ANGEL TO
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  • REVEAL HIS WILL TO US.
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  • NOW YOU KNOW WE SAY IN HEBREWS 1 THAT THIS BOOK,
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  • THE BIBLE, IS GOD'S COMPLETE AND FINAL REVELATION.
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  • EVERYTHING WE NEED TO KNOW ABOUT GOD IS FOUND IN THIS BOOK.
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  • EVERY DAY WE NEED THE LEADERSHIP OF GOD IN OUR
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  • WORK, IN DECISIONS ABOUT OUR FAMILY,
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  • OUR FINANCES, OUR EDUCATION,
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  • AND A THOUSAND OTHER AREAS.
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  • AND THE QUESTION IS: HOW DOES GOD PROVIDE THAT
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  • LEADERSHIP THAT WE NEED?
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  • WELL ROMANS 8:14 SAYS, "ALL OF THOSE WHO ARE
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  • BEING LED BY THE SPIRIT OF GOD,
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  • THESE ARE THE SONS OF GOD."
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  • IF YOU'RE A CHILD OF GOD YOU KNOW THE HOLY SPIRIT,
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  • THE SPIRIT OF GOD, IS GOING TO LEAD YOU.
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  • BUT HOW DOES HE PROVIDE THAT LEADERSHIP?
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  • WELL, SOMETIMES HE DOES IT THROUGH THE
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  • PRINCIPLES IN HIS WORD.
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  • SOMETIMES HE DOES IT THROUGH THE WISE COUNSEL
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  • OF OTHER BELIEVERS.
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  • SOMETIMES HE DOES IT THROUGH THE DESIRES THAT
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  • HE PLACES IN OUR HEARTS.
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  • BUT SOMETIMES HE ACTUALLY WILL USE AN ANGEL TO
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  • REVEAL HIS WILL TO US.
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  • I'LL ADMIT THAT'S NOT THE NORM BUT IT DOES HAPPEN.
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  • I WAS READING THIS WEEK THE ACCOUNT OF THAT
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  • PASTOR A. D. VANHOOSE OF THE
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  • BIBLE CENTER IN EVANSVILLE, INDIANA.
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  • PASTOR VANHOOSE SAYS THAT HE HAD GOTTEN TO THE PLACE
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  • IN HIS MINISTRY WHERE HE'D BECOME TREMENDOUSLY DISCOURAGED.
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  • THE CHURCH WAS GROWING BUT THE FINANCES WERE DRYING UP.
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  • AND HE SAID ONE AFTERNOON HE LOCKED HIMSELF IN HIS
  • 00:11:02.000 --> 00:11:04.230
  • CHURCH STUDY AND HE DEMANDED THAT GOD GIVE HIM
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  • AN ANSWER, WHETHER HE WAS TO STAY OR LEAVE HIS MINISTRY.
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  • HE SAID SUDDENLY HE FELT A PRESENCE IN THE ROOM.
  • 00:11:12.230 --> 00:11:16.110
  • AND HE DEMANDED THAT WHOEVER IT WAS REVEAL
  • 00:11:16.120 --> 00:11:18.250
  • HIMSELF IMMEDIATELY.
  • 00:11:18.260 --> 00:11:21.110
  • THE PASTOR SAYS HE SAW THE CHAIR IN FRONT OF HIS DESK
  • 00:11:21.120 --> 00:11:26.230
  • SUDDENLY BECOME ILLUMINATED.
  • 00:11:26.240 --> 00:11:29.130
  • A BRIGHT LIGHT ENVELOPED IT.
  • 00:11:29.140 --> 00:11:31.190
  • AND HE SAID RIGHT IN THE CENTER HERE WAS A BLACK
  • 00:11:31.200 --> 00:11:34.110
  • DOT THAT GREW AND GREW AND GREW UNTIL IT BECAME THE
  • 00:11:34.120 --> 00:11:39.160
  • IMAGE OF A MAN.
  • 00:11:39.170 --> 00:11:40.250
  • AND THE MAN SPOKE TO THE PASTOR AND SAID: I AM HERE
  • 00:11:40.260 --> 00:11:45.000
  • FROM GOD, AND I AM TO TELL YOU ARE TO STAY IN THIS CHURCH.
  • 00:11:45.010 --> 00:11:48.090
  • GOD HAS MANY HE STILL WANTS TO DO FROM YOU.
  • 00:11:48.100 --> 00:11:52.070
  • PASTOR VANHOOSE SAYS TODAY HE BELIEVES HE RECEIVED AN
  • 00:11:52.080 --> 00:11:55.270
  • ANGELIC VISITATION.
  • 00:11:55.280 --> 00:11:58.080
  • AGAIN, THAT'S NOT THE NORM BUT WE KNOW FROM SCRIPTURE
  • 00:11:58.090 --> 00:12:01.240
  • IT HAS HAPPENED BEFORE, AND GOD CAN REVEAL HIMSELF
  • 00:12:01.250 --> 00:12:05.080
  • ANY WAY HE CHOOSES TO DO SO.
  • 00:12:05.090 --> 00:12:07.240
  • NOW ONE WORD OF CAUTION HERE.
  • 00:12:07.250 --> 00:12:10.220
  • WHEN IT COMES TO ANGELS VISITING US AND GIVING
  • 00:12:10.230 --> 00:12:13.190
  • MESSAGES TO US.
  • 00:12:13.200 --> 00:12:15.130
  • REMEMBER 2 CORINTHIANS 11: 14 SAYS FOR EVEN SATAN CAN
  • 00:12:15.140 --> 00:12:20.080
  • APPEAR AS AN ANGEL OF LIGHT.
  • 00:12:20.090 --> 00:12:23.250
  • ANY SO-CALLED LEADERSHIP OR MESSAGE WE RECEIVE
  • 00:12:25.250 --> 00:12:30.170
  • FROM AN ANGEL MUST BE MEASURED AGAINST THE WORD OF GOD.
  • 00:12:30.180 --> 00:12:35.220
  • AND ANY MESSAGE THAT COMES FROM AN ANGEL THAT
  • 00:12:35.230 --> 00:12:39.150
  • CONTRADICTS THE WORD OF GOD,
  • 00:12:39.160 --> 00:12:41.160
  • THAT DOESN'T COME FROM GOD THAT COMES FROM SATAN.
  • 00:12:41.170 --> 00:12:45.170
  • NOW LISTEN TO WHAT THE APOSTLE PAUL SAID IN
  • 00:12:45.180 --> 00:12:48.010
  • GALATIANS 1:8, "IF ANYONE, IF ANY AN ANGEL FROM
  • 00:12:48.020 --> 00:12:54.150
  • HEAVEN PREACHES TO YOU ANOTHER GOSPEL OTHER THAN
  • 00:12:54.160 --> 00:12:58.190
  • CHRIST JESUS LET THAT PERSON BE ACCURSED."
  • 00:12:58.200 --> 00:13:03.210
  • LITERALLY, LET HIM BE ANATHEMA.
  • 00:13:03.220 --> 00:13:06.100
  • LET HIM BE DAMNED. LISTEN TO ME.
  • 00:13:06.110 --> 00:13:10.140
  • THE BIBLE SAYS SATAN IS A LIAR AND A DECEIVER.
  • 00:13:10.150 --> 00:13:14.160
  • HE IS DOING EVERYTHING HE CAN TO KEEP PEOPLE FROM
  • 00:13:14.170 --> 00:13:17.280
  • FINDING THE ONE WAY, NOT A WAY,
  • 00:13:17.290 --> 00:13:20.200
  • THE ONE WAY TO GOD; WHICH IS THROUGH FAITH IN JESUS CHRIST.
  • 00:13:20.210 --> 00:13:25.150
  • JESUS SAID, "I AM THE WAY, THE TRUTH, AND THE LIFE.
  • 00:13:25.160 --> 00:13:28.260
  • NO MAN COMES TO THE FATHER EXCEPT THROUGH ME."
  • 00:13:28.270 --> 00:13:32.050
  • AND LISTEN IT IS NO, PEOPLE SAY: OH, WAIT A MINUTE.
  • 00:13:32.060 --> 00:13:34.180
  • HOW COULD YOU SAY THAT?
  • 00:13:34.190 --> 00:13:35.160
  • PAUL SAID IF ANY MAN PREACHES ANOTHER GOSPEL
  • 00:13:35.170 --> 00:13:39.120
  • LET THAT PERSON BE ACCURSED.
  • 00:13:39.130 --> 00:13:42.010
  • AND THE REASON WE SAY THAT LOUDLY AND CLEARLY IS NOT
  • 00:13:42.020 --> 00:13:45.050
  • BECAUSE WE HATE PEOPLE.
  • 00:13:45.060 --> 00:13:47.050
  • IT'S BECAUSE WE LOVE PEOPLE.
  • 00:13:47.060 --> 00:13:48.180
  • JUST IMAGINE YOU'RE IN A BURNING BUILDING AND THE
  • 00:13:48.190 --> 00:13:51.180
  • FIREMAN SAYS TO YOU: FOLLOW ME!
  • 00:13:51.190 --> 00:13:53.160
  • THERE IS ONE WAY TO SAFETY OUT OF THIS BURNING BUILDING.
  • 00:13:53.170 --> 00:13:56.130
  • AND YOU TRY TO GO ANOTHER WAY.
  • 00:13:56.140 --> 00:13:58.160
  • AND YOU SAY WELL I'D LIKE TO TRY TO GO-
  • 00:13:58.170 --> 00:13:59.260
  • NO THAT WAY IS BLOCKED.
  • 00:13:59.270 --> 00:14:02.010
  • IT'LL LEAD YOU TO DEATH.
  • 00:14:02.020 --> 00:14:04.250
  • DO YOU SAY MR. FIREMAN, YOU'RE A BIGOT?
  • 00:14:04.260 --> 00:14:07.020
  • 00:14:08.050 --> 00:14:10.080
  • YOU'RE INTOLERANT BECAUSE YOU WON'T
  • 00:14:10.090 --> 00:14:12.070
  • LET ME FOLLOW MY WAY OUT. NO.
  • 00:14:12.080 --> 00:14:16.070
  • IF YOU BELIEVE THAT FIREMAN YOU FOLLOW
  • 00:14:16.080 --> 00:14:18.160
  • HIM AND YOU THANK HIM.
  • 00:14:18.170 --> 00:14:21.060
  • SO THAT'S WHY I SAY WHEN WE TALK ABOUT ANGELIC
  • 00:14:21.070 --> 00:14:26.180
  • REVELATION BE VERY CAREFUL,
  • 00:14:26.190 --> 00:14:29.090
  • REMEMBERING THAT SATAN CAN APPEAR
  • 00:14:29.100 --> 00:14:31.150
  • AS AN ANGEL OF LIGHT.
  • 00:14:31.160 --> 00:14:34.090
  • WHAT DO ANGELS DO FOR US?
  • 00:14:34.100 --> 00:14:36.120
  • THEY SUSTAIN AND ENCOURAGE US.
  • 00:14:36.130 --> 00:14:38.180
  • THE ANGELS CAN REVEAL GOD'S WILL TO US.
  • 00:14:38.190 --> 00:14:40.190
  • SECONDLY, ANGELS PROTECT US
  • 00:14:40.200 --> 00:14:43.070
  • FROM PHYSICAL AND SPIRITUAL HARM.
  • 00:14:43.080 --> 00:14:46.130
  • THEY PROTECT US FROM PHYSICAL AND SPIRITUAL HARM.
  • 00:14:46.140 --> 00:14:50.020
  • LISTEN TO PSALM 91:11-13.
  • 00:14:50.030 --> 00:14:52.260
  • REMEMBER THIS IS NOT ABOUT JESUS,
  • 00:14:52.270 --> 00:14:55.150
  • THIS PARTICULAR PSALM, THOUGH SATAN QUOTED IT TO
  • 00:14:55.160 --> 00:15:00.110
  • JESUS, THIS IS ABOUT GOD'S CARE FOR ALL OF US.
  • 00:15:00.120 --> 00:15:03.060
  • FOR HE, TALKING ABOUT GOD, WILL GIVE HIS ANGELS
  • 00:15:03.070 --> 00:15:05.220
  • CHARGE CONCERNING YOU; TO GUARD YOU IN ALL OF YOUR WAYS.
  • 00:15:05.230 --> 00:15:10.200
  • THEY WILL BEAR YOU UP IN THEIR HANDS LEST YOU
  • 00:15:10.210 --> 00:15:13.040
  • STRIKE YOUR FOOT AGAINST A STONE.
  • 00:15:13.050 --> 00:15:15.050
  • YOU WILL TREAD UPON THE LION AND THE COBRA.
  • 00:15:15.060 --> 00:15:17.050
  • THE YOUNG LION AND THE SERPENT YOU WILL TRAMPLE DOWN.
  • 00:15:17.060 --> 00:15:21.170
  • GOD USES ANGELS TO PROTECT US.
  • 00:15:21.180 --> 00:15:24.060
  • FIRST OF ALL FROM PHYSICAL DANGER.
  • 00:15:24.070 --> 00:15:27.000
  • REMEMBER SATAN WAS ALWAYS USING PEOPLE TO TRY TO
  • 00:15:27.010 --> 00:15:29.170
  • TAKE JESUS' LIFE BEFORE HIS TIME.
  • 00:15:29.180 --> 00:15:33.270
  • HE KNEW IF HE COULD TAKE HIM PREMATURELY HE WOULD
  • 00:15:33.280 --> 00:15:37.000
  • KEEP HIM FROM FULFILLING ALL OF THE PROPHESIES HE
  • 00:15:37.010 --> 00:15:39.270
  • HAD TO FULFILL TO BECOME THE MESSIAH,
  • 00:15:39.280 --> 00:15:42.280
  • TO BE RECOGNIZED AS THE MESSIAH.
  • 00:15:42.290 --> 00:15:45.130
  • YOU KNOW I LOVE THE SAYING: EVERY PERSON IS
  • 00:15:45.140 --> 00:15:48.070
  • IMMORTAL UNTIL HIS WORK ON EARTH IS DONE.
  • 00:15:48.080 --> 00:15:53.260
  • ITS ANGELS WHO GUARANTEE OUR IMMORTALITY HERE ON
  • 00:15:53.270 --> 00:15:57.100
  • EARTH UNTIL GOD IS FINISHED WITH HIS PLAN FOR US.
  • 00:15:57.110 --> 00:16:01.160
  • BUT EVEN MORE AMAZING THAN THE PHYSICAL PROTECTION IS
  • 00:16:01.170 --> 00:16:04.110
  • THE SPIRITUAL PROTECTION THAT ANGELS GIVE TO US.
  • 00:16:04.120 --> 00:16:07.200
  • YOU KNOW IN EPHESIANS 6:12 PAUL SAYS,
  • 00:16:07.210 --> 00:16:10.020
  • "FOR OUR BATTLE, OUR STRUGGLE,
  • 00:16:10.030 --> 00:16:14.180
  • IS NOT AGAINST FLESH AND BLOOD."
  • 00:16:14.190 --> 00:16:18.110
  • YOU KNOW WE THINK OUR BIGGEST BATTLE IN LIFE ARE
  • 00:16:18.120 --> 00:16:20.130
  • AGAINST OTHER PEOPLE: THAT MATE WHO DOESN'T LOVE US
  • 00:16:20.140 --> 00:16:23.240
  • LIKE HE OR SHE SHOULD, OR THAT BOSS WHO MISTREATS
  • 00:16:23.250 --> 00:16:27.060
  • US, OR THAT CHILD WHO NEGLECTS US.
  • 00:16:27.070 --> 00:16:31.000
  • WE THINK OUR BIGGEST BATTLES ARE AGAINST OTHER
  • 00:16:31.010 --> 00:16:33.150
  • PEOPLE BUT PAUL SAID: NO, OUR STRUGGLE,
  • 00:16:33.160 --> 00:16:36.020
  • THAT WORD "PALE", DEATH STRUGGLE.
  • 00:16:36.030 --> 00:16:37.120
  • THAT DEATH STRUGGLE WE FACE EVERY DAY IS NOT
  • 00:16:37.130 --> 00:16:41.070
  • AGAINST OTHER PEOPLE.
  • 00:16:41.080 --> 00:16:42.120
  • IT'S AGAINST THE UNSEEN, BUT VERY REAL,
  • 00:16:42.130 --> 00:16:46.000
  • FORCES OF WICKEDNESS IN HEAVENLY PLACES.
  • 00:16:46.010 --> 00:16:49.180
  • THERE IS A SPIRITUAL WAR GOING ON THAT WE DON'T SEE
  • 00:16:49.190 --> 00:16:53.070
  • BUT WE FEEL IT EVERY DAY.
  • 00:16:53.080 --> 00:16:55.220
  • YOU KNOW A GREAT ILLUSTRATION OF THAT IS IN DANIEL 10.
  • 00:16:55.230 --> 00:16:59.120
  • DANIEL WAS FEELING OPPRESSED.
  • 00:16:59.130 --> 00:17:01.130
  • HE WAS DISCOURAGED AND HE PRAYED TO GOD BUT HE
  • 00:17:01.140 --> 00:17:04.150
  • PRAYED FOR THREE WEEKS AND NO ANSWER CAME.
  • 00:17:04.160 --> 00:17:07.130
  • WHEN SUDDENLY AN ANGEL APPEARED TO HIM AND SAID I
  • 00:17:07.140 --> 00:17:10.230
  • WOULD HAVE COME SOONER BUT I WAS
  • 00:17:10.240 --> 00:17:12.250
  • DELAYED BY A DEMONIC SPIRIT.
  • 00:17:12.260 --> 00:17:15.170
  • I DON'T UNDERSTAND ALL OF THAT.
  • 00:17:15.180 --> 00:17:16.290
  • I DON'T EVEN BEGIN TO, BUT WHAT I DO KNOW IS THERE IS
  • 00:17:17.000 --> 00:17:20.040
  • AN UNSEEN BUT VERY REAL BATTLE GOING ON IN THE
  • 00:17:20.050 --> 00:17:23.270
  • OTHER WORLD THAT AFFECTS US IN THIS WORLD.
  • 00:17:23.280 --> 00:17:26.230
  • AND GOD USES HIS ANGELS TO PROTECT US AND MINISTER TO US.
  • 00:17:26.240 --> 00:17:32.270
  • ANGELS SUSTAIN AND ENCOURAGE US.
  • 00:17:32.280 --> 00:17:35.110
  • THEY REVEAL GOD'S WILL TO US.
  • 00:17:35.120 --> 00:17:36.260
  • THEY PROTECT US FROM PHYSICAL AND SPIRITUAL HARM.
  • 00:17:36.270 --> 00:17:39.220
  • FINALLY, GOD USES ANGELS TO MINISTER TO US IN DEATH.
  • 00:17:39.230 --> 00:17:45.120
  • YOU KNOW IF YOU MEDITATE ON IT LONG ENOUGH THE IDEA
  • 00:17:45.130 --> 00:17:48.170
  • OF DEATH CAN BE VERY TERRIFYING.
  • 00:17:48.180 --> 00:17:52.090
  • I KNOW WE'RE NOT SUPPOSED TO SAY THAT.
  • 00:17:52.100 --> 00:17:54.210
  • BUT IF YOU REALLY THINK ABOUT IT THAT THERE IS
  • 00:17:54.220 --> 00:17:57.020
  • COMING A DAY WHEN LIFE IS GOING TO END AND YOU
  • 00:17:57.030 --> 00:18:00.280
  • WONDER WHAT, IF ANYTHING, AWAITS US ON THE OTHER SIDE.
  • 00:18:00.290 --> 00:18:03.270
  • IT CAN BE A TERRIFYING EXPERIENCE.
  • 00:18:03.280 --> 00:18:07.200
  • AND YET REVELATION 14:13 SAYS,
  • 00:18:07.210 --> 00:18:09.280
  • "BLESSED, HAPPY ARE THOSE WHO DIE IN THE LORD."
  • 00:18:09.290 --> 00:18:15.260
  • WHY IS THAT A HAPPY EXPERIENCE?
  • 00:18:15.270 --> 00:18:18.040
  • BECAUSE WE DON'T HAVE TO FACE THE PROCESS OF DEATH ALONE.
  • 00:18:18.050 --> 00:18:21.240
  • THE BIBLE SAYS THAT WHEN A CHRISTIAN DIES GOD SENDS
  • 00:18:21.250 --> 00:18:25.030
  • HIS ANGELS TO USHER OUR SPIRIT INTO HIS PRESENCE.
  • 00:18:25.040 --> 00:18:29.210
  • YOU SAY: WHERE DO YOU FIND THAT IN SCRIPTURE?
  • 00:18:29.220 --> 00:18:31.090
  • WELL, ONE PLACE IS LUKE 16.
  • 00:18:31.100 --> 00:18:33.110
  • THE STORY OF THE RICH MAN AND LAZARUS,
  • 00:18:33.120 --> 00:18:37.040
  • BOTH OF WHOM DIED.
  • 00:18:37.050 --> 00:18:38.200
  • THEY WERE TWO VERY DIFFERENT MEN WHO LIVED
  • 00:18:38.210 --> 00:18:40.280
  • TWO VERY DIFFERENT LIVES.
  • 00:18:40.290 --> 00:18:42.140
  • THEY EXPERIENCED TWO DIFFERENT ETERNITIES.
  • 00:18:42.150 --> 00:18:44.280
  • THE ONLY THING THEY HAD IN COMMON IS THEY BOTH DIED.
  • 00:18:44.290 --> 00:18:48.220
  • AND NOTICE WHAT HAPPENED TO LAZARUS WHEN HE DIED.
  • 00:18:48.230 --> 00:18:51.110
  • LUKE 16:22, "NOW IT CAME ABOUT THAT THE POOR MAN,
  • 00:18:51.120 --> 00:18:55.190
  • THAT IS LAZARUS, DIED AND HE WAS CARRIED AWAY BY THE
  • 00:18:55.200 --> 00:19:01.010
  • ANGELS TO ABRAHAM'S BOSOM."
  • 00:19:01.020 --> 00:19:05.130
  • ONE OF THE GREATEST ILLUSTRATIONS OF THAT FROM
  • 00:19:05.140 --> 00:19:07.170
  • CURRENT HISTORY COMES FROM THE MISSIONARY STORY,
  • 00:19:07.180 --> 00:19:10.200
  • PERHAPS THE GREATEST MISSIONARY STORY OF ALL TIME.
  • 00:19:10.210 --> 00:19:14.070
  • THE STORY OF JIM ELLIOT, NATE SAINT,
  • 00:19:14.080 --> 00:19:16.120
  • AND THREE OTHER MISSIONARIES TO THE AUCA
  • 00:19:16.130 --> 00:19:19.060
  • INDIANS WHO WERE KILLED IN ECUADOR
  • 00:19:19.070 --> 00:19:21.070
  • IN 1956 BY THE AUCA INDIANS.
  • 00:19:21.080 --> 00:19:26.280
  • AND THOSE OF YOU WHO KNOW THE STORY KNOW THAT IT WAS
  • 00:19:26.290 --> 00:19:29.020
  • THE BASIS FOR THE BEST-SELLING BOOK,
  • 00:19:29.030 --> 00:19:30.240
  • THROUGH THE GATES OF SPLENDOR.
  • 00:19:30.250 --> 00:19:33.080
  • AFTER THESE MISSIONARY DEATHS THE FAMILIES OF THE
  • 00:19:33.090 --> 00:19:36.110
  • MISSIONARIES WENT BACK TO ECUADOR AND MINISTERED
  • 00:19:36.120 --> 00:19:39.080
  • THERE AND MANY OF THOSE AUCAS WHO HAD KILLED THE
  • 00:19:39.090 --> 00:19:42.010
  • MISSIONARIES WERE WON TO FAITH IN CHRIST.
  • 00:19:42.020 --> 00:19:45.070
  • ONE OF THOSE MISSIONARIES WHO WENT BACK WAS STEVE SAINT.
  • 00:19:45.080 --> 00:19:48.270
  • THE SON OF MISSIONARY NATE SAINT WHO HAD BEEN KILLED.
  • 00:19:48.280 --> 00:19:52.130
  • WHEN NATE SAINT WAS SPEARED TO DEATH HIS SON
  • 00:19:52.140 --> 00:19:54.220
  • STEVE WAS ONLY NINE YEARS OLD.
  • 00:19:54.230 --> 00:19:56.290
  • BUT WHEN HE BECAME AN ADULT STEVE WANTED TO GO
  • 00:19:57.000 --> 00:19:59.040
  • BACK AND INTERVIEW THOSE SAVAGES WHO NOW WERE
  • 00:19:59.050 --> 00:20:02.200
  • CHRISTIANS, THOSE MEN AND WOMEN
  • 00:20:02.210 --> 00:20:05.010
  • WHO HAD MURDERED HIS FATHER.
  • 00:20:05.020 --> 00:20:06.250
  • HE WANTED TO FIND OUT EXACTLY THE CIRCUMSTANCES
  • 00:20:06.260 --> 00:20:09.180
  • SURROUNDING HIS DAD'S DEATH.
  • 00:20:09.190 --> 00:20:12.040
  • AND SO HE INTERVIEWED THE VERY PEOPLE WHO HAD
  • 00:20:12.050 --> 00:20:14.160
  • SPEARED HIS FATHER TO DEATH.
  • 00:20:14.170 --> 00:20:16.260
  • THEY TOLD STEVE OF HIS FATHER'S COURAGE AND THE
  • 00:20:16.270 --> 00:20:20.220
  • MISSIONARIES' COURAGE AS THEY DIED A HORRIBLE DEATH.
  • 00:20:20.230 --> 00:20:24.160
  • BUT THEY ALSO DESCRIBED SOMETHING ELSE VERY
  • 00:20:24.170 --> 00:20:27.080
  • UNUSUAL THAT ACCOMPANIED THE MISSIONARIES' DEATHS.
  • 00:20:27.090 --> 00:20:32.020
  • STEVE SAINT WRITES, "DAWA, ONE OF THE THREE WOMEN,
  • 00:20:32.030 --> 00:20:38.050
  • TOLD ME THAT SHE HAD HIDDEN IN THE BUSH THROUGH THE ATTACK.
  • 00:20:38.060 --> 00:20:41.270
  • HEARING BUT NOT SEEING THE KILLING OF
  • 00:20:41.280 --> 00:20:43.260
  • MY FATHER AND OF THE OTHERS.
  • 00:20:43.270 --> 00:20:46.130
  • SHE TOLD ME THAT AFTER THE KILLING SHE SAW WHAT SHE
  • 00:20:46.140 --> 00:20:50.060
  • CALLED THE COWADI ABOVE THE TREES SINGING.
  • 00:20:50.070 --> 00:20:55.030
  • SHE DIDN'T KNOW WHAT THIS KIND OF MUSIC WAS UNTIL
  • 00:20:55.040 --> 00:20:58.120
  • LATER SHE HEARD THE RECORDS OF MY AUNT
  • 00:20:58.130 --> 00:21:00.200
  • RACHEL'S AND BECAME FAMILIAR WITH THE
  • 00:21:00.210 --> 00:21:03.070
  • SOUND OF A CHURCH CHOIR.
  • 00:21:03.080 --> 00:21:05.220
  • MINKAYE AND KIMO ALSO CONFIRMED THAT THEY HEARD
  • 00:21:05.230 --> 00:21:08.180
  • THE SINGING AND SAW WHAT DAWA SEEMS TO DESCRIBE AS
  • 00:21:08.190 --> 00:21:12.080
  • ANGELS ALONG THE RIDGE ABOVE PALM BEACH.
  • 00:21:12.090 --> 00:21:16.070
  • ANOTHER ONE OF THE NATIVES VERIFIED HEARING THE
  • 00:21:16.080 --> 00:21:18.270
  • STRANGE MUSIC THOUGH HE DESCRIBES WHAT HE SAW MORE
  • 00:21:18.280 --> 00:21:22.090
  • LIKE LIGHTS MOVING AROUND AND SHINING.
  • 00:21:22.100 --> 00:21:26.000
  • A SKY FULL OF JUNGLE BEETLES SIMILAR TO FIRE
  • 00:21:26.010 --> 00:21:29.000
  • FLIES WITH A LIGHT THAT IS BRIGHTER AND DOESN'T BLINK.
  • 00:21:29.010 --> 00:21:33.160
  • APPARENTLY, ALL THE PARTICIPANTS SAW THIS
  • 00:21:33.170 --> 00:21:36.080
  • BRIGHT MULTITUDE IN THE SKY AND FELT THAT THEY
  • 00:21:36.090 --> 00:21:39.190
  • SHOULD BE SCARED BECAUSE THEY
  • 00:21:39.200 --> 00:21:41.250
  • KNEW IT WAS SOMETHING SUPERNATURAL."
  • 00:21:41.260 --> 00:21:44.110
  • IN THE INEVITABLE HOUR OF YOUR DEATH WHOSE GOING BE
  • 00:21:46.190 --> 00:21:53.000
  • THERE TO MINISTER TO YOU?
  • 00:21:53.010 --> 00:21:55.130
  • TO COMFORT YOU?
  • 00:21:55.140 --> 00:21:57.240
  • IF YOU'RE A CHRISTIAN YOU HAVE THE ASSURANCE YOU
  • 00:21:57.250 --> 00:22:00.100
  • WON'T BE ALONE BUT YOU'LL HAVE THE MINISTRY OF
  • 00:22:00.110 --> 00:22:03.170
  • ANGELS TO USHER YOU INTO HEAVEN.
  • 00:22:03.180 --> 00:22:07.280
  • YOU KNOW MY PRAYER IS FOR EACH OF YOU THAT THESE FEW
  • 00:22:07.290 --> 00:22:10.170
  • WEEKS OF TALKING ABOUT ANGELS HAS OPENED YOUR
  • 00:22:10.180 --> 00:22:14.180
  • EYES SO THAT YOU CAN SEE THE REALITY OF THOSE
  • 00:22:14.190 --> 00:22:18.020
  • MINISTERING SPIRITS GOD HAS SENT TO RENDER SERVICE
  • 00:22:18.030 --> 00:22:22.210
  • TO YOU WHO HAVE INHERITED THE GIFT OF SALVATION.
  • 00:22:22.220 --> 00:22:26.120
  • MUSIC
  • 00:22:26.130 --> 00:22:31.050
  • THIS CONCLUDES OUR STUDY ON THE TRUTH ABOUT ANGELS.
  • 00:22:31.060 --> 00:22:35.120
  • AND MY PRAYER IS THAT THESE LAST FEW WEEKS HAVE
  • 00:22:35.130 --> 00:22:37.290
  • OPENED YOUR EYES TO THE MINISTERING SPIRITS THAT
  • 00:22:38.000 --> 00:22:41.130
  • GOD HAS SENT TO RENDER SERVICE TO YOU WHO HAVE
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  • INHERITED THE GIFT OF SALVATION.
  • 00:22:45.030 --> 00:22:49.040
  • WELL FEW PEOPLE HAVE INFLUENCED MY
  • 00:22:49.050 --> 00:22:51.090
  • UNDERSTANDING OF ANGELS MORE THAN BILLY GRAHAM
  • 00:22:51.100 --> 00:22:54.180
  • THROUGH HIS CLASSIC BOOK ON ANGELS.
  • 00:22:54.190 --> 00:22:57.150
  • BUT BILLY GRAHAM'S INFLUENCE ON MY LIFE AND
  • 00:22:57.160 --> 00:22:59.190
  • MINISTRY EXTEND MUCH, MUCH FARTHER.
  • 00:22:59.200 --> 00:23:02.260
  • AND THIS MONTH, I'D LIKE TO SHARE WITH YOU
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  • 5 THINGS I LEARNED FROM BILLY GRAHAM,
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  • THE PERSON MANY PEOPLE CONSIDER TO BE THE
  • 00:23:08.050 --> 00:23:10.110
  • GREATEST EVANGELIST SINCE THE APOSTLE PAUL.
  • 00:23:10.120 --> 00:23:14.000
  • THIS BOOKLET CONTAINS MY PERSONAL REFLECTIONS ON
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  • THE LIFE AND MINISTRY OF BILLY GRAHAM.
  • 00:23:17.060 --> 00:23:19.200
  • AND I THINK THE LESSONS I LEARNED FROM HIS LIFE WILL
  • 00:23:19.210 --> 00:23:22.190
  • TRANSFORM YOUR LIFE AS WELL.
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  • A COPY OF 5 THINGS I LEARNED FROM BILLY GRAHAM
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  • IS MY GIFT TO YOU SIMPLY FOR CONTACTING US TODAY AT
  • 00:23:28.260 --> 00:23:33.000
  • PATHWAY TO VICTORY. NOW, STAY RIGHT THERE
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  • I'LL BE BACK WITH MORE IN JUST A MOMENT.
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  • MUSIC
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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.
  • 00:23:46.010 --> 00:23:48.090
  • SO WHO ARE THE ANGELS... AND WHAT IMPACT DOES
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  • THEIR EXISTENCE 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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  • WHAT ARE THE ANGELS?
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  • TO THE GREAT PATRIARCHS, THE ANGELS APPEARED.
  • 00:23:59.190 --> 00:24:02.110
  • THE BIBLE TEACHES THE EXISTENCE OF ANGELS.
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  • REQUEST AN EXCLUSIVE SPECIAL EDITION OF
  • 00:24:05.000 --> 00:24:07.030
  • ANGELS: GOD'S SECRET AGENTS-FEATURING
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  • A BRAND -NEW FORWARD FROM DR. JEFFRESS WHEN YOU GIVE A
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  • GENEROUS GIFT TO SUPPORT PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
  • 00:24:11.260 --> 00:24:14.180
  • AND WHEN YOU GIVE 60 DOLLARS OR MORE,
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  • WE'LL ALSO SEND YOU DR. JEFFRESS'S COMPLETE,
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  • UNEDITED TEACHING SERIES, THE TRUTH ABOUT ANGELS,
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  • ON BOTH CD AND DVD.
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  • YOUR GENEROUS GIFTS TO PATHWAY TO VICTORY ARE
  • 00:24:24.080 --> 00:24:26.170
  • IMPACTING OTHERS FOR THE KINGDOM OF GOD!
  • 00:24:26.180 --> 00:24:28.220
  • WE'RE FACING AN UNPRECEDENTED OPPORTUNITY
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  • TO SHARE THE GOSPEL WITH PEOPLE 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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  • THERE'S A COSMIC STRUGGLE TAKING PLACE ALL AROUND US
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  • AT THIS VERY MOMENT.
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  • AND EVEN THOUGH WE CAN'T SEE THEM,
  • 00:24:46.130 --> 00:24:48.140
  • GOD'S ANGELS ARE WORKING OVERTIME TO PROTECT US
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  • FROM HARM BOTH PHYSICALLY AND SPIRITUALLY.
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  • WELL, I'M SO GLAD THAT YOU JOINED US FOR
  • 00:24:55.290 --> 00:24:58.010
  • THIS BRIEF SERIES ON ANGELS.
  • 00:24:58.020 --> 00:25:00.070
  • AND NEXT WEEK, WE'RE GOING TO TURN OUR ATTENTION TO A
  • 00:25:00.080 --> 00:25:03.110
  • SOMEWHAT RELATED TOPIC: OUR ETERNAL HOME IN HEAVEN.
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  • OVER THE CENTURIES, PEOPLE HAVE CONJURED UP FICTIONAL
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  • IMAGES OF HEAVEN THAT INCLUDE TINY LITTLE
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  • CHERUBIM FLOATING ON CLOUDS SHOOTING LOVE
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  • ARROWS AT ONE ANOTHER.
  • 00:25:17.120 --> 00:25:18.280
  • AND FRANKLY, THEY'VE DONE A DISSERVICE TO WHAT THE
  • 00:25:18.290 --> 00:25:21.240
  • BIBLE REALLY TEACHES ABOUT HEAVEN.
  • 00:25:21.250 --> 00:25:24.070
  • STARTING NEXT WEEK, WE'RE GOING TO DEBUNK THESE
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  • SILLY MYTHS ABOUT HEAVEN, AND REPLACE OUR THINKING
  • 00:25:27.110 --> 00:25:30.270
  • ABOUT HEAVEN WITH THE TRUTH OF GOD'S WORD.
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  • STAY TUNED FOR A PREVIEW OF WHAT'S COMING UP NEXT
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  • AS WE BEGIN OUR NEW SERIES,
  • 00:25:37.030 --> 00:25:39.000
  • A PLACE CALLED HEAVEN.
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  • TODAY, WHEN YOU GIVE A GENEROUS GIFT TO SUPPORT
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  • THE MINISTRY OF PATHWAY TO VICTORY,
  • 00:25:44.170 --> 00:25:46.090
  • WE'LL SAY "THANKS" BY SENDING YOU A SPECIAL
  • 00:25:46.100 --> 00:25:48.200
  • EDITION OF BILLY GRAHAM'S CLASSIC BOOK,
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  • ANGELS: GOD'S SECRET AGENTS.
  • 00:25:50.200 --> 00:25:53.040
  • PLUS, THE BOOKLET FROM DR. JEFFRESS CALLED,
  • 00:25:53.050 --> 00:25:55.210
  • 5 THINGS I LEARNED FROM BILLY GRAHAM AND HOW THEY
  • 00:25:55.220 --> 00:25:58.000
  • CAN TRANSFORM YOUR LIFE IS OUR GIFT TO YOU SIMPLY FOR
  • 00:25:58.010 --> 00:26:01.130
  • CONTACTING US TODAY AT PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
  • 00:26:01.140 --> 00:26:03.240
  • AND WHEN YOUR GIFT IS 60 DOLLARS OR MORE,
  • 00:26:03.250 --> 00:26:06.260
  • WE'LL ALSO SEND YOU THE TRUTH ABOUT ANGELS
  • 00:26:06.270 --> 00:26:08.270
  • TEACHING SERIES ON CD AND DVD. BUT THIS IS THE VERY
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  • LAST WEEK THESE RESOURCES WILL BE AVAILABLE.
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  • SO BE SURE TO CALL, WRITE,
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  • OR GO ONLINE AND GIVE TODAY!
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  • NOW, COMING UP NEXT WEEK ON PATHWAY TO VICTORY!
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  • WE ALL LONG FOR THAT HOME; THAT PLACE CALLED HEAVEN.
  • 00:26:22.110 --> 00:26:27.130
  • AND CONTRARY TO WHAT SOME PEOPLE BELIEVE HEAVEN
  • 00:26:27.140 --> 00:26:29.290
  • IS NOT JUST SOME FANCIFUL CREATION OF SOMEBODY TO
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  • HELP DULL THE PAIN OF THE REALITY OF THIS WORLD.
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  • THE BIBLE SAYS HEAVEN IS A REAL PLACE.
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  • IN FACT JESUS ASSURED US THAT HEAVEN IS A REAL PLACE.
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  • SET YOUR DVR AND JOIN US NEXT WEEK WHEN WE BEGIN A
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  • BRAND NEW SERIES ABOUT OUR ETERNAL HOME WITH GOD.
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  • IT'S CALLED, A PLACE CALLED HEAVEN.
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