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  • female: Thanks
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  • for joining us.
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  • I pray that today's message will
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  • empower you to use your voice to
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  • help change the way you think
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  • and energize your faith.
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  • at walkingbyfaith.tv.
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  • Today, in part four of Hearing
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  • God's Voice, we'll learn that
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  • the Spirit of the Lord is not
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  • afraid of the devil, the world,
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  • or the flesh, and he will
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  • lead us into a fight to have
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  • the most victorious life.
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  • But we have to listen to that
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  • still, small voice, that voice
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  • that will help us glorify
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  • Jesus and lift him up
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  • in everything we do.
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  • Let's see what
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  • Duane Vander Klok: We are
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  • talking about the Holy Spirit,
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  • and I want us to run back
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  • to the Old Testament.
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  • We're gonna go the book of
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  • 1 Kings and I'm gonna tell you
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  • a little story and then we're
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  • gonna be jump right in to how
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  • God uses the Spirit of God to
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  • lead us, to guide us, to bring
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  • victory into our life.
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  • But then the ten--Israel has
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  • been divided.
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  • Two tribes stayed with the house
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  • of David, but ten tribes have
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  • separated and those ten tribes
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  • now have, as their king,
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  • a man named Ahab,
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  • and his wife's name is Jezebel.
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  • She was a fervent worshiper
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  • of a false deity named Baal.
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  • And she was just all out.
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  • In fact, the Bible says that
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  • no one sold themself to
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  • do wickedness like Ahab because
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  • Now, how many of you know
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  • that who you marry makes
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  • a big difference, right?
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  • And somebody said,
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  • "Well, I'm the head."
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  • Yeah, but she's the neck
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  • and she turns you.
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  • I'm just telling you.
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  • I'm just telling you.
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  • The person that you marry,
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  • it makes a big difference.
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  • They said, the reason that there
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  • was nobody is wicked as Ahab
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  • was because of his wife, right?
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  • So, they're worshiping Baal.
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  • And God sends a man, a prophet
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  • by the name of Elijah and says,
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  • "Elijah, go and talk to Ahab and
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  • tell him there will be no rain,
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  • and there will be no dew on
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  • the earth until you say so."
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  • So, he goes and tells the king
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  • and the king's like, ah,
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  • you know, writes him off.
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  • But next week, there's no rain,
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  • there's no dew.
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  • There's no rain, there's no dew
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  • for months, and months,
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  • and then years.
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  • And he realizes this guy,
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  • he's the real deal, right?
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  • In the meantime,
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  • God has sent the prophet to hide
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  • by the Brook Cherith.
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  • And the Bible says that every
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  • morning and every evening that
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  • God would send him a Big Mac.
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  • Well, it says bread and meat,
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  • doesn't that sound like Big Mac?
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  • Only thing they needed was
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  • ketchup.
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  • They didn't have any.
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  • So, every day he's being fed,
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  • but the brook dries up and then
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  • God said, "Now go to Zarephath."
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  • Inside in a different nation,
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  • actually.
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  • And he says, "I've commanded a
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  • widow there to provide for you."
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  • Now, if you've done much
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  • studying demographically, it's
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  • amazing how much wealth is in
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  • the hands of widows.
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  • Rich widows, there's lots of
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  • them.
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  • So, I'm--how many of you read
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  • this you're like, "God's got one
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  • of them over there, one of those
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  • rich widow ladies."
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  • Well, he gets there and sure
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  • enough there's a widow, the
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  • Bible says, and she's out
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  • gathering some sticks.
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  • And he says to her, "Hey, please
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  • bring me a little drink of
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  • water."
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  • And as she's going he says, "And
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  • a little morsel to eat."
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  • And she says, "As the Lord your
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  • God lives, I only have a little
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  • bit of flour in the bottom of a
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  • bin and a little oil in the
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  • bottom of a cruse.
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  • And I'm gonna make a little cake
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  • for my son and a little cake for
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  • myself, and we are gonna eat
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  • them and we are gonna die."
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  • How many know this is the wrong
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  • widow?
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  • I mean, she's like, she is right
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  • at the bottom of the barrel
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  • ready to go.
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  • She said, "We're gonna eat this
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  • and we're gonna die.
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  • And this is what the prophet
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  • said.
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  • He said, "Go and do just like
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  • you said," he said, "Make me a
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  • little cake first and fear not,
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  • fear not."
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  • The number-one reason that we
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  • don't give is because we're
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  • afraid.
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  • We're afraid we won't have
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  • enough.
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  • "I don't need it now, but what
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  • happens if?
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  • And I gotta be ready for every
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  • rainy day that could possibly
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  • come."
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  • And it's fear that keeps us from
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  • giving.
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  • And so, the first thing he says
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  • to her he says, "Fear not."
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  • But he said, "Because this is
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  • what the Lord says.
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  • You bring that cake first, and
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  • that cruse of oil will keep on
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  • pouring.
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  • And every time you put your hand
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  • in that bin of flour, there's
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  • gonna be more until this famine
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  • is over.
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  • Well, she does and they eat for
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  • years and years.
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  • But finally, the day comes God
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  • says to the prophet, "Go and
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  • show yourself to Ahab, the king.
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  • And you tell him it's time for a
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  • contest.
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  • Bring all your false prophets,
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  • bring him to Mount Carmel, and
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  • let them make an altar and I'll
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  • make an altar.
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  • Well, he put a sacrifice on the
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  • altar, and the God that answers
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  • by fire, he's God."
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  • King says, "That sounds good."
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  • So, he gathers the false
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  • prophets.
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  • He brings all Israel together.
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  • The false prophets, they put
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  • their feet--their animal on that
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  • altar, and they begin calling on
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  • Baal.
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  • And they're cutting themselves,
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  • and they're dancing, and they're
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  • crying out and Elijah, I guess
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  • he just decided he had enough
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  • because he said, "Hey, cry
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  • louder, maybe he's asleep.
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  • Maybe he's on vacation."
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  • Some of you today, and literally
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  • it's there.
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  • Some of you are here today and
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  • literally it's there.
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  • Some of your translations say,
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  • "Maybe he's using the restroom.
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  • Keep going."
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  • Nothing happens.
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  • Finally he prays, fire falls
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  • from heaven.
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  • The people shout, "The Lord's
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  • God," they all fall down.
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  • They worship.
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  • He climbs up on the top of Mount
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  • Carmel.
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  • This is where it's happening and
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  • every time we go to Israel, we
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  • go to this place, I love this
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  • place.
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  • And he starts to pray.
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  • And finally, out of the sea, his
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  • servant sees a cloud like a
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  • man's hand coming out of the sea
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  • and he says to the king, he
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  • said, "Hurry up and get to town
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  • because the rain is coming."
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  • Sure enough, begins to blow,
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  • gets black.
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  • There's thunder, there's
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  • lightning, there's rain.
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  • The Spirit of the Lord comes on
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  • the prophet and the Bible says
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  • he outran the king's chariot, 18
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  • miles he outran the king's
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  • chariot.
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  • And in the meantime, Jezebel
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  • hears all the prophets are dead,
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  • false prophets.
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  • And she sends word to him and
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  • she says, "By this time
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  • tomorrow," he said, "You are
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  • gonna be dead."
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  • And the Bible says when he saw
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  • that, when he saw.
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  • He photoshopped himself into her
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  • picture.
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  • He sees himself getting his head
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  • cut off, and he turned and he
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  • runs for three days and goes and
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  • hides out in the desert, and
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  • missed God's plan and God's
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  • purpose of revival.
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  • Now listen, you will always move
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  • in the direction of your
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  • dominant thoughts.
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  • When he began to think about
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  • what's going to happen, the
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  • Queen's coming after me, she
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  • gonna kill me, she's gonna take
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  • my head.
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  • She's gonna take my life.
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  • When he began to think about
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  • that, instantly, he turned and
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  • moved in a different direction.
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  • He went away from the direction
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  • he was going.
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  • Now, that's what the Bible tells
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  • us in 2 Corinthians chapter 10
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  • it says, "The weapons of our
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  • warfare are not carnal, but are
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  • mighty in God for the pulling
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  • down of strongholds, casting
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  • down every thought and every
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  • imagination that rises up
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  • against the knowledge of God."
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  • Everything that's contrary to
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  • God's Word, God's Spirit, God's
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  • plan for your life, you need to
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  • take those things captive,
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  • right?
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  • You need to reject those
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  • thoughts.
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  • The spiritual warfare is not
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  • some crazy thing.
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  • It's something that takes place
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  • in your mind.
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  • How many of you know all your
  • 00:08:35.280 --> 00:08:37.080
  • troubles are between your ears?
  • 00:08:37.080 --> 00:08:40.080
  • It's our thoughts that get us in
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  • trouble, and we move in the
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  • direction of that dominant
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  • thought.
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  • But he finally, he's out there
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  • in the desert and he comes to
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  • the mountain.
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  • And the Bible says, God said,
  • 00:08:50.260 --> 00:08:53.160
  • "Go out, and stand on the
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  • before the Lord.
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  • And behold, the Lord will
  • 00:08:57.210 --> 00:08:58.180
  • pass by, and there was
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  • a great wind tore the mountains
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  • and broke the rocks
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  • in pieces before the Lord,
  • 00:09:03.060 --> 00:09:04.110
  • but the Lord wasn't in the wind;
  • 00:09:04.110 --> 00:09:05.210
  • and after the wind there was an
  • 00:09:05.210 --> 00:09:07.200
  • earthquake, but the Lord was not
  • 00:09:07.200 --> 00:09:08.260
  • in the earthquake; And after the
  • 00:09:08.260 --> 00:09:10.260
  • earthquake a fire, but the Lord
  • 00:09:10.260 --> 00:09:12.170
  • was not in the fire; and after
  • 00:09:12.170 --> 00:09:14.180
  • the fire a still small voice."
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  • We are looking for something
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  • spectacular.
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  • We're looking for the thunder,
  • 00:09:26.070 --> 00:09:28.100
  • and the lightning, and the fire,
  • 00:09:28.100 --> 00:09:30.030
  • and the wind, and the earth to
  • 00:09:30.030 --> 00:09:31.280
  • shake, and an angel to appear
  • 00:09:31.280 --> 00:09:33.200
  • and say, "I'm Gabriel."
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  • We're looking for something
  • 00:09:36.120 --> 00:09:37.060
  • spectacular.
  • 00:09:37.060 --> 00:09:38.220
  • But most of the time when God
  • 00:09:38.220 --> 00:09:40.140
  • moves, it is the still, small
  • 00:09:41.160 --> 00:09:44.160
  • voice.
  • 00:09:44.160 --> 00:09:45.250
  • We're looking for something to
  • 00:09:45.250 --> 00:09:46.220
  • shake us.
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  • You know, August the 27, 1883
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  • ranchers in Alice Springs,
  • 00:09:50.220 --> 00:09:52.170
  • Australia heard what sounded
  • 00:09:52.170 --> 00:09:54.120
  • like gunshots.
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  • The mysterious sound was heard
  • 00:09:55.110 --> 00:09:58.020
  • in over 50 different locations
  • 00:09:58.020 --> 00:09:59.240
  • runs around the globe.
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  • In fact, it covered
  • 00:10:01.270 --> 00:10:03.050
  • one-thirteenth of the globe.
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  • What they heard was a volcano
  • 00:10:05.150 --> 00:10:08.150
  • erupting in an Indonesian island
  • 00:10:08.150 --> 00:10:11.020
  • 2.233 miles away.
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  • It is the largest sound that has
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  • ever been measured.
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  • It was 310 decibels.
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  • You know, the loudest noise on
  • 00:10:23.090 --> 00:10:24.170
  • earth is a sperm whale.
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  • Did you know that?
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  • Two hundred decibels.
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  • They tell us that another whale
  • 00:10:30.010 --> 00:10:33.000
  • can hear a sperm whale 10.000
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  • miles away as the water conducts
  • 00:10:37.100 --> 00:10:40.100
  • that noise,
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  • but a whisper is 15
  • 00:10:41.220 --> 00:10:43.220
  • decibels, 15.
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  • You can barely hear it if you're
  • 00:10:47.170 --> 00:10:49.030
  • trying to listen to it.
  • 00:10:49.030 --> 00:10:51.270
  • And when God shows up, he
  • 00:10:51.270 --> 00:10:53.290
  • doesn't show up with a shout,
  • 00:10:53.290 --> 00:10:56.040
  • with an earthquake, with a fire.
  • 00:10:57.090 --> 00:11:00.110
  • He shows up with a still, small
  • 00:11:01.000 --> 00:11:04.000
  • voice, and we've got to be
  • 00:11:04.000 --> 00:11:06.140
  • listening.
  • 00:11:06.140 --> 00:11:08.020
  • In John chapter 12, Jesus prays
  • 00:11:08.020 --> 00:11:10.280
  • and said, "Father, glorify Your
  • 00:11:10.280 --> 00:11:12.090
  • name.
  • 00:11:12.090 --> 00:11:12.290
  • Then a voice came from heaven,
  • 00:11:12.290 --> 00:11:14.060
  • saying, 'I have both glorified
  • 00:11:14.060 --> 00:11:15.260
  • it and will glorify it again.'
  • 00:11:15.260 --> 00:11:17.150
  • Therefore the people who stood
  • 00:11:17.150 --> 00:11:19.150
  • by and heard it said it
  • 00:11:20.080 --> 00:11:23.080
  • thundered.
  • 00:11:23.080 --> 00:11:24.000
  • Others said, 'I think an angel
  • 00:11:24.000 --> 00:11:25.100
  • spoken to Him,' and Jesus said,
  • 00:11:25.100 --> 00:11:27.160
  • 'This voice did not come because
  • 00:11:27.160 --> 00:11:30.060
  • of Me, but for your sake.'"
  • 00:11:30.060 --> 00:11:32.100
  • In other words, God was speaking
  • 00:11:32.100 --> 00:11:34.000
  • to the people, but what did they
  • 00:11:34.000 --> 00:11:36.020
  • hear?
  • 00:11:36.020 --> 00:11:36.220
  • They said, "I think it was
  • 00:11:36.220 --> 00:11:37.250
  • thunder.
  • 00:11:37.250 --> 00:11:39.070
  • Maybe an angel said something."
  • 00:11:39.070 --> 00:11:41.050
  • But they did not pick up on what
  • 00:11:41.050 --> 00:11:43.200
  • was being said.
  • 00:11:43.200 --> 00:11:45.170
  • Now, when Solomon was young and
  • 00:11:45.170 --> 00:11:48.020
  • became king, God comes to him in
  • 00:11:48.020 --> 00:11:50.190
  • the night, and he has a dream.
  • 00:11:50.190 --> 00:11:53.160
  • And God says to him in the
  • 00:11:53.160 --> 00:11:54.160
  • dream, "Ask whatever you will."
  • 00:11:54.160 --> 00:11:56.190
  • And this is what he said.
  • 00:11:56.190 --> 00:11:57.170
  • The Bible says 1 Kings chapter
  • 00:11:57.170 --> 00:11:58.270
  • 3, "Your servant is among Your
  • 00:11:58.270 --> 00:12:01.240
  • people whom You have chosen, a
  • 00:12:01.240 --> 00:12:04.050
  • great people who are too many to
  • 00:12:04.190 --> 00:12:07.190
  • be numbered or counted.
  • 00:12:07.190 --> 00:12:08.190
  • So give Your servant an
  • 00:12:08.190 --> 00:12:10.220
  • understanding mind and a hearing
  • 00:12:11.010 --> 00:12:14.010
  • heart to judge Your people, so
  • 00:12:14.010 --> 00:12:16.270
  • that I may discern between good
  • 00:12:16.270 --> 00:12:18.140
  • and evil.
  • 00:12:18.140 --> 00:12:20.010
  • For who is able to judge and
  • 00:12:20.010 --> 00:12:22.130
  • rule this great people of
  • 00:12:22.130 --> 00:12:24.010
  • Yours?"
  • 00:12:24.010 --> 00:12:25.020
  • What'd he ask for?
  • 00:12:25.020 --> 00:12:26.130
  • An understanding mind and a
  • 00:12:26.130 --> 00:12:29.010
  • hearing heart.
  • 00:12:29.010 --> 00:12:31.230
  • You said, "I thought he asked
  • 00:12:31.230 --> 00:12:32.210
  • for wisdom."
  • 00:12:32.210 --> 00:12:33.110
  • Yeah, he asked for a hearing
  • 00:12:33.190 --> 00:12:36.190
  • heart because there is nothing
  • 00:12:37.030 --> 00:12:40.030
  • that will communicate the wisdom
  • 00:12:40.030 --> 00:12:42.100
  • of God to you more than your
  • 00:12:42.100 --> 00:12:44.260
  • being able to hear what the
  • 00:12:44.260 --> 00:12:46.130
  • Spirit of God is speaking to
  • 00:12:46.130 --> 00:12:47.270
  • you.
  • 00:12:47.270 --> 00:12:48.240
  • Somebody said, "Well, I'm just
  • 00:12:48.240 --> 00:12:49.190
  • reading my Bible."
  • 00:12:49.190 --> 00:12:50.210
  • You know what?
  • 00:12:50.210 --> 00:12:51.170
  • Your Bible is dead because the
  • 00:12:51.250 --> 00:12:54.250
  • letter kills, but the Spirit
  • 00:12:54.250 --> 00:12:56.120
  • gives life.
  • 00:12:56.120 --> 00:12:58.150
  • It's when the Spirit of God
  • 00:12:58.150 --> 00:13:00.060
  • quickens that Word on the inside
  • 00:13:00.060 --> 00:13:02.030
  • of you.
  • 00:13:02.030 --> 00:13:03.010
  • And Solomon had the wisdom to
  • 00:13:03.010 --> 00:13:05.130
  • ask for a hearing part.
  • 00:13:05.200 --> 00:13:08.200
  • In each one of us, we need to be
  • 00:13:08.200 --> 00:13:10.170
  • ready.
  • 00:13:10.170 --> 00:13:11.070
  • We need to be listening for the
  • 00:13:11.070 --> 00:13:12.250
  • Spirit of God because the voice
  • 00:13:12.250 --> 00:13:14.250
  • that he's going to speak to you
  • 00:13:14.250 --> 00:13:15.270
  • in will probably not be loud.
  • 00:13:15.270 --> 00:13:18.270
  • It will probably be that
  • 00:13:18.270 --> 00:13:20.170
  • whisper, that still, small
  • 00:13:20.170 --> 00:13:22.250
  • voice.
  • 00:13:22.250 --> 00:13:24.250
  • Now, in John 16, verse 14, Jesus
  • 00:13:25.060 --> 00:13:28.060
  • is talking about the Holy Spirit
  • 00:13:28.060 --> 00:13:29.240
  • and he says, "He will glorify
  • 00:13:29.240 --> 00:13:32.040
  • me, for he will taketh mine and
  • 00:13:32.040 --> 00:13:35.030
  • he will declare it to you."
  • 00:13:35.030 --> 00:13:37.290
  • So, the Holy Spirit is always
  • 00:13:37.290 --> 00:13:40.150
  • glorifying, lifting up Jesus.
  • 00:13:41.140 --> 00:13:44.140
  • Now, through the 19, late, late
  • 00:13:44.140 --> 00:13:46.130
  • 1950s and 1960s, there was an
  • 00:13:47.280 --> 00:13:50.280
  • evangelist by the name of
  • 00:13:50.280 --> 00:13:52.040
  • He would, anybody would say he
  • 00:13:55.180 --> 00:13:56.290
  • was at the forefront of the
  • 00:13:56.290 --> 00:13:59.030
  • healing ministry, the
  • 00:13:59.030 --> 00:14:00.150
  • Evangelistic ministry.
  • 00:14:00.150 --> 00:14:01.250
  • Marilyn Hickey, how many of you
  • 00:14:01.250 --> 00:14:04.140
  • remember Marilyn?
  • 00:14:04.140 --> 00:14:05.080
  • She's come many times.
  • 00:14:05.080 --> 00:14:07.020
  • I had her share some of her
  • 00:14:07.020 --> 00:14:08.120
  • stories with our staff before,
  • 00:14:08.120 --> 00:14:10.230
  • and she talks about when she
  • 00:14:10.230 --> 00:14:12.050
  • went to see William Branham.
  • 00:14:12.050 --> 00:14:14.180
  • She and her husband Wally were
  • 00:14:14.180 --> 00:14:15.240
  • unable to become pregnant, and
  • 00:14:15.240 --> 00:14:17.190
  • they had traveled from Denver,
  • 00:14:17.190 --> 00:14:18.260
  • and I think it was to Dallas
  • 00:14:18.260 --> 00:14:20.030
  • where they went.
  • 00:14:20.030 --> 00:14:21.110
  • And she came up before him,
  • 00:14:21.110 --> 00:14:22.180
  • before she even got there he
  • 00:14:22.180 --> 00:14:24.130
  • said, "You're not from here.
  • 00:14:24.130 --> 00:14:25.150
  • You're from Denver."
  • 00:14:25.150 --> 00:14:27.050
  • He said, "And the reason you've
  • 00:14:27.050 --> 00:14:28.070
  • come is because the doctors have
  • 00:14:28.070 --> 00:14:30.030
  • told you that it's impossible
  • 00:14:30.030 --> 00:14:31.110
  • for you to become pregnant."
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  • She's standing there and she
  • 00:14:33.140 --> 00:14:34.110
  • said right in front of her was a
  • 00:14:34.110 --> 00:14:36.190
  • wheel in the middle of a wheel.
  • 00:14:36.190 --> 00:14:38.140
  • If you ever read the Book of
  • 00:14:38.140 --> 00:14:39.060
  • Ezekiel, you'll hear about the
  • 00:14:39.060 --> 00:14:40.080
  • wheel.
  • 00:14:40.080 --> 00:14:41.090
  • She said--in the middle of the
  • 00:14:41.090 --> 00:14:42.050
  • wheel.
  • 00:14:42.050 --> 00:14:42.260
  • She said, "I could hear it going
  • 00:14:42.260 --> 00:14:44.060
  • around.
  • 00:14:44.060 --> 00:14:46.220
  • He's talking to me and the wheel
  • 00:14:46.220 --> 00:14:48.020
  • She said, "I thought if I step
  • 00:14:51.170 --> 00:14:53.100
  • into that, I'm gonna die."
  • 00:14:53.100 --> 00:14:54.120
  • And he's telling her what to do.
  • 00:14:54.120 --> 00:14:56.210
  • He said, "I want you to go back
  • 00:14:56.210 --> 00:14:57.220
  • to Denver," he said, "and
  • 00:14:57.220 --> 00:14:59.020
  • receive your miracle."
  • 00:14:59.020 --> 00:15:00.090
  • That's the baby, that's her
  • 00:15:00.090 --> 00:15:01.040
  • daughter Sarah, by the way,
  • 00:15:01.040 --> 00:15:02.040
  • right?
  • 00:15:02.040 --> 00:15:02.240
  • And she said when he said that
  • 00:15:02.240 --> 00:15:04.100
  • instantly, she said, "That wheel
  • 00:15:04.100 --> 00:15:05.190
  • came unto my feet."
  • 00:15:05.190 --> 00:15:06.090
  • She says, "I just went over
  • 00:15:06.090 --> 00:15:06.290
  • backwards."
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  • Not Lester Sumrall who pastored
  • 00:15:08.130 --> 00:15:10.130
  • for many years down here in
  • 00:15:10.130 --> 00:15:11.130
  • South Bend, Indiana was one of
  • 00:15:11.130 --> 00:15:12.170
  • our mentors.
  • 00:15:12.170 --> 00:15:13.280
  • He came and spoke at this church
  • 00:15:13.280 --> 00:15:15.190
  • probably a dozen different
  • 00:15:15.190 --> 00:15:16.150
  • times.
  • 00:15:16.150 --> 00:15:17.260
  • He told when he first had
  • 00:15:17.260 --> 00:15:19.140
  • William Branham come to speak,
  • 00:15:19.140 --> 00:15:20.160
  • he rented a facility.
  • 00:15:20.160 --> 00:15:23.030
  • He said, and he preached a great
  • 00:15:23.030 --> 00:15:24.210
  • message and then said, "I'm
  • 00:15:24.210 --> 00:15:25.290
  • gonna do a line.
  • 00:15:25.290 --> 00:15:27.050
  • I'm gonna minister to people."
  • 00:15:27.050 --> 00:15:28.090
  • And he said there was a line
  • 00:15:28.090 --> 00:15:30.080
  • that went up along the wall and
  • 00:15:30.080 --> 00:15:31.110
  • went out the back door.
  • 00:15:31.110 --> 00:15:32.270
  • The very first person in the
  • 00:15:32.270 --> 00:15:34.030
  • line was a woman.
  • 00:15:34.030 --> 00:15:35.270
  • He said and she came and she
  • 00:15:35.270 --> 00:15:37.110
  • didn't even get up to him and he
  • 00:15:37.110 --> 00:15:38.210
  • says, "You're not here for
  • 00:15:38.210 --> 00:15:39.180
  • yourself."
  • 00:15:39.180 --> 00:15:41.100
  • He said, "You're here for your
  • 00:15:41.100 --> 00:15:42.050
  • husband."
  • 00:15:42.050 --> 00:15:43.220
  • He said, "Do you want to know
  • 00:15:43.220 --> 00:15:44.280
  • what he's doing?"
  • 00:15:44.280 --> 00:15:47.020
  • She says, "Yeah."
  • 00:15:47.020 --> 00:15:48.010
  • He said, "You know his
  • 00:15:48.010 --> 00:15:49.120
  • red-haired secretary, he's in a
  • 00:15:49.120 --> 00:15:52.110
  • hotel right now having sex with
  • 00:15:52.110 --> 00:15:54.130
  • her.
  • 00:15:54.130 --> 00:15:56.140
  • And don't be concerned, he'll be
  • 00:15:56.140 --> 00:15:59.020
  • dead in less than six months."
  • 00:15:59.020 --> 00:16:00.110
  • And he never prayed for her,
  • 00:16:00.110 --> 00:16:02.050
  • just passed her by.
  • 00:16:02.050 --> 00:16:04.260
  • Now, Lester said to me, he said,
  • 00:16:04.260 --> 00:16:06.060
  • "I got her name.
  • 00:16:06.060 --> 00:16:06.260
  • I got her number.
  • 00:16:06.260 --> 00:16:07.170
  • I checked up.
  • 00:16:07.170 --> 00:16:10.140
  • He dropped dead several months
  • 00:16:10.140 --> 00:16:11.170
  • later before the six months was
  • 00:16:11.170 --> 00:16:12.290
  • up."
  • 00:16:12.290 --> 00:16:13.260
  • He said, "But the interesting
  • 00:16:13.260 --> 00:16:14.220
  • thing to me was," he said, "when
  • 00:16:14.220 --> 00:16:16.190
  • he did that, over 80% of the
  • 00:16:16.190 --> 00:16:18.260
  • How many of you know it was not
  • 00:16:28.170 --> 00:16:29.090
  • a good day for Ananias and
  • 00:16:29.090 --> 00:16:30.080
  • Sapphira when they lied to
  • 00:16:30.080 --> 00:16:31.110
  • the Holy Spirit?
  • 00:16:31.150 --> 00:16:34.150
  • It says, "As many as are led by
  • 00:16:34.150 --> 00:16:35.210
  • the Spirit of God, they are the
  • 00:16:35.210 --> 00:16:37.240
  • sons of God."
  • 00:16:37.240 --> 00:16:39.280
  • So, God's intention is for the
  • 00:16:40.140 --> 00:16:43.140
  • Spirit of God to lead you and I
  • 00:16:43.280 --> 00:16:46.280
  • in our daily life, Not just in
  • 00:16:47.020 --> 00:16:50.020
  • some huge thing, but in our
  • 00:16:50.020 --> 00:16:51.280
  • daily life.
  • 00:16:51.280 --> 00:16:53.200
  • In Romans 8 and 16 it says, "For
  • 00:16:53.200 --> 00:16:56.120
  • the Spirit Himself--" Remember,
  • 00:16:56.120 --> 00:16:59.020
  • the Holy Spirit is not an it.
  • 00:16:59.020 --> 00:17:01.070
  • It's a he, it's personality.
  • 00:17:03.210 --> 00:17:06.210
  • "The Spirit Himself bears
  • 00:17:06.210 --> 00:17:07.290
  • witness with our spirit that we
  • 00:17:07.290 --> 00:17:09.090
  • are the children of God."
  • 00:17:09.090 --> 00:17:11.020
  • So, when you get saved, the
  • 00:17:11.020 --> 00:17:12.020
  • devil is constantly trying to
  • 00:17:12.020 --> 00:17:14.000
  • condemn you, but the Spirit of
  • 00:17:14.000 --> 00:17:16.100
  • God is bearing witness with your
  • 00:17:16.100 --> 00:17:18.230
  • spirit.
  • 00:17:18.230 --> 00:17:19.270
  • You're saved, you're right with
  • 00:17:19.270 --> 00:17:21.020
  • God, you're on your way to
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  • heaven.
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  • You're a part of the kingdom of
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  • God, right?
  • 00:17:23.240 --> 00:17:24.270
  • Now, in Colossians 2 and 6 it
  • 00:17:24.270 --> 00:17:27.020
  • says, "As you have received
  • 00:17:27.020 --> 00:17:28.080
  • Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk
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  • in him."
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  • So, being--the Spirit of God
  • 00:17:30.140 --> 00:17:33.120
  • bearing witness with our spirit
  • 00:17:33.120 --> 00:17:34.270
  • is something that happens when
  • 00:17:34.270 --> 00:17:35.260
  • we get saved, but it doesn't
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  • stop happening.
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  • He keeps on impressing us.
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  • I took a quote out of a book
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  • that I read some time ago, and I
  • 00:17:44.200 --> 00:17:46.090
  • thought this is the best example
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  • of this that I know of.
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  • It talks about Brother and
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  • Sister Goodwin who pastored in
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  • Texas during this the Second
  • 00:17:52.210 --> 00:17:55.210
  • World War.
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  • And they had gone to bed and
  • 00:17:57.080 --> 00:17:59.210
  • while they're laying in bed,
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  • Brother Goodwin, he falls
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  • asleep, but his wife, she gets
  • 00:18:02.040 --> 00:18:04.150
  • this burden to pray.
  • 00:18:04.150 --> 00:18:06.070
  • And she's praying, she's praying
  • 00:18:06.070 --> 00:18:08.070
  • in tongues, and she begins to
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  • cry, and she wakes her husband
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  • up, right?
  • 00:18:11.180 --> 00:18:13.170
  • And at first he thought that,
  • 00:18:13.170 --> 00:18:14.180
  • you know, she was sick, and he
  • 00:18:14.180 --> 00:18:15.230
  • said, "What's wrong?"
  • 00:18:15.230 --> 00:18:16.160
  • And she says, "I've got this
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  • burden."
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  • She says, "I think that somebody
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  • in our church that their life is
  • 00:18:20.150 --> 00:18:22.040
  • in danger.
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  • I don't know who it is.
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  • I don't know what it is, but I
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  • just feel like they're their
  • 00:18:25.220 --> 00:18:27.020
  • life is in danger."
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  • And it was summertime and they
  • 00:18:28.100 --> 00:18:30.000
  • had some people that were on
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  • vacation in the church.
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  • And so, they prayed about that,
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  • and claimed protection, and he
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  • went back to sleep.
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  • And she tried to go to sleep and
  • 00:18:37.270 --> 00:18:40.070
  • that burden came back on her,
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  • and woke him up a next time, and
  • 00:18:42.090 --> 00:18:44.090
  • they prayed.
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  • And he went back to sleep, but
  • 00:18:45.130 --> 00:18:47.240
  • she couldn't get to sleep and
  • 00:18:47.240 --> 00:18:48.250
  • the burden came back on her,
  • 00:18:48.250 --> 00:18:50.050
  • woke him up the third time,
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  • right?
  • 00:18:52.100 --> 00:18:53.140
  • The third time he just said,
  • 00:18:53.140 --> 00:18:54.110
  • "Let's just get out of bed.
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  • Let's go and pray."
  • 00:18:56.020 --> 00:18:57.200
  • So, they're praying together and
  • 00:18:57.200 --> 00:19:00.030
  • finally he said to her, he said,
  • 00:19:00.030 --> 00:19:02.160
  • "Let's just pray in agreement
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  • that the Lord will give the
  • 00:19:04.150 --> 00:19:06.020
  • person, whoever it is, a dream
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  • or a vision, a dream if they're
  • 00:19:08.030 --> 00:19:10.080
  • sleeping, a vision if they're
  • 00:19:10.080 --> 00:19:11.180
  • awake, and show them the danger.
  • 00:19:11.180 --> 00:19:13.180
  • And they agreed in prayer, and
  • 00:19:13.210 --> 00:19:16.210
  • she got peace.
  • 00:19:16.210 --> 00:19:17.170
  • And it's four o'clock in the
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  • morning and they finally go to
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  • bed.
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  • They're woken up by a knock on
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  • the door, and it's the Sunday
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  • school superintendent.
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  • He has a story to tell.
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  • He said that morning he showed
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  • up at work, and the foreman
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  • said, "Look, the normal guy Bill
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  • who works the top of this rig,
  • 00:19:37.190 --> 00:19:39.000
  • oil rig, he's not here, so I
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  • want you to go up and work the
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  • top of the rig."
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  • He started to climb up and he
  • 00:19:43.290 --> 00:19:46.140
  • came back down and he said,
  • 00:19:46.140 --> 00:19:47.160
  • "No," he says, "I'm not gonna do
  • 00:19:47.160 --> 00:19:48.260
  • that."
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  • He said, "This morning, he said,
  • 00:19:49.240 --> 00:19:51.260
  • "at four o'clock, I woke up
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  • after having a dream and in my
  • 00:19:54.010 --> 00:19:56.000
  • dream, I came to work and Bill
  • 00:19:56.000 --> 00:19:58.210
  • did not come to work.
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  • And you asked me to climb up
  • 00:20:00.180 --> 00:20:01.230
  • there and work the top of that
  • 00:20:01.230 --> 00:20:02.220
  • oil rig."
  • 00:20:02.220 --> 00:20:04.030
  • He said, "But in my dream that
  • 00:20:04.030 --> 00:20:05.020
  • cable broken and cut my head
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  • off."
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  • He said, "I'm not going up."
  • 00:20:07.170 --> 00:20:09.240
  • Another guy was there said, "I
  • 00:20:09.240 --> 00:20:11.180
  • don't believe any of that
  • 00:20:11.180 --> 00:20:12.080
  • superstitious stuff."
  • 00:20:12.080 --> 00:20:14.060
  • He climbed up, ten minutes later
  • 00:20:14.060 --> 00:20:16.020
  • the cable broke and cut his head
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  • Holy Spirit can protect you.
  • 00:20:24.050 --> 00:20:25.170
  • See, the Bible, Jesus said he is
  • 00:20:27.130 --> 00:20:30.130
  • your helper.
  • 00:20:30.130 --> 00:20:32.080
  • He's your helper, right?
  • 00:20:33.030 --> 00:20:36.030
  • Now, the problem is that so
  • 00:20:36.030 --> 00:20:37.140
  • often we want him to do
  • 00:20:37.140 --> 00:20:38.110
  • everything, but he's not gonna
  • 00:20:38.110 --> 00:20:40.210
  • do everything.
  • 00:20:40.210 --> 00:20:41.190
  • He's our helper, right?
  • 00:20:41.190 --> 00:20:43.080
  • He cometh alongside us and helps
  • 00:20:43.080 --> 00:20:45.180
  • us.
  • 00:20:45.180 --> 00:20:46.080
  • Now, Romans 8:26 says, "Likewise
  • 00:20:46.080 --> 00:20:48.130
  • the Spirit also helps in our
  • 00:20:48.130 --> 00:20:49.210
  • weaknesses.
  • 00:20:49.210 --> 00:20:50.110
  • For we do not know what we
  • 00:20:50.110 --> 00:20:51.170
  • should pray for as we should,
  • 00:20:51.170 --> 00:20:52.260
  • but the Spirit Himself makes
  • 00:20:52.260 --> 00:20:54.030
  • intercession for us with
  • 00:20:54.030 --> 00:20:56.040
  • groanings which cannot be
  • 00:20:56.040 --> 00:20:57.080
  • uttered."
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  • Or as P.C.
  • 00:20:57.290 --> 00:20:58.190
  • Nelson said, "Cannot be honored
  • 00:20:58.190 --> 00:20:59.270
  • with articulate speech."
  • 00:20:59.270 --> 00:21:02.050
  • Now, the Holy Spirit, when
  • 00:21:04.120 --> 00:21:07.120
  • he's--when Jesus is baptized by
  • 00:21:07.120 --> 00:21:08.260
  • John in the Jordan River, the
  • 00:21:08.260 --> 00:21:11.080
  • Holy Spirit descends upon Jesus.
  • 00:21:11.080 --> 00:21:13.260
  • And the Bible says the Holy
  • 00:21:13.260 --> 00:21:15.220
  • Spirit led him into the
  • 00:21:16.080 --> 00:21:19.080
  • wilderness to be tempted by the
  • 00:21:19.080 --> 00:21:22.000
  • devil.
  • 00:21:22.000 --> 00:21:24.160
  • You know, we tend to think that
  • 00:21:24.160 --> 00:21:26.110
  • we're living a good Christian
  • 00:21:26.110 --> 00:21:27.180
  • life if we don't have any
  • 00:21:27.180 --> 00:21:28.230
  • We tend to think, "Man,
  • 00:21:31.220 --> 00:21:33.280
  • everything's going just perfect,
  • 00:21:33.280 --> 00:21:36.010
  • right?
  • 00:21:36.010 --> 00:21:36.210
  • So I must be in the will of
  • 00:21:36.210 --> 00:21:37.220
  • God."
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  • Let me tell you something, Paul
  • 00:21:38.130 --> 00:21:39.080
  • could not do that.
  • 00:21:39.080 --> 00:21:40.020
  • When Paul showed up in town,
  • 00:21:40.020 --> 00:21:41.200
  • Paul did not check in to the
  • 00:21:41.200 --> 00:21:43.230
  • Holiday Inn, or the Amway Grand.
  • 00:21:43.230 --> 00:21:46.210
  • He checked out to prison because
  • 00:21:46.210 --> 00:21:49.120
  • before long, that was where he's
  • 00:21:49.120 --> 00:21:50.220
  • gonna end up, right?
  • 00:21:50.220 --> 00:21:53.140
  • Now, we tend to think that
  • 00:21:53.140 --> 00:21:56.020
  • because we're being led by the
  • 00:21:56.020 --> 00:21:57.160
  • Spirit of the Lord, we won't
  • 00:21:57.160 --> 00:21:59.050
  • have any confrontation in our
  • 00:21:59.050 --> 00:22:00.190
  • life.
  • 00:22:00.190 --> 00:22:01.090
  • But let me just say, the Spirit
  • 00:22:01.090 --> 00:22:02.130
  • of God is not afraid of the
  • 00:22:02.130 --> 00:22:03.130
  • devil, the world, or the flesh,
  • 00:22:03.130 --> 00:22:06.080
  • right, and he's going to lead us
  • 00:22:06.080 --> 00:22:07.210
  • into confrontation.
  • 00:22:07.210 --> 00:22:09.190
  • He's going to lead us into,
  • 00:22:09.190 --> 00:22:11.110
  • listen, into a fight.
  • 00:22:11.110 --> 00:22:13.250
  • Paul said it this way, he said,
  • 00:22:13.250 --> 00:22:15.070
  • "Fight the good fight of faith."
  • 00:22:16.050 --> 00:22:19.050
  • So literally, Christianity is a
  • 00:22:19.050 --> 00:22:21.060
  • fight from the womb to the tomb,
  • 00:22:21.060 --> 00:22:23.270
  • until, from the moment you start
  • 00:22:24.170 --> 00:22:27.170
  • until you graduate to heaven,
  • 00:22:27.200 --> 00:22:30.200
  • Christianity is a fight.
  • 00:22:30.200 --> 00:22:33.060
  • Jesus said, "The kingdom of God
  • 00:22:33.060 --> 00:22:34.290
  • suffereth violence and the
  • 00:22:34.290 --> 00:22:36.160
  • violent take it by force," or
  • 00:22:37.230 --> 00:22:40.230
  • force their way into it, right?
  • 00:22:41.260 --> 00:22:44.260
  • So, the idea of, "I'm a
  • 00:22:44.260 --> 00:22:46.080
  • Christian, and I'm just gonna
  • 00:22:46.080 --> 00:22:47.170
  • sit under this cherry tree, and
  • 00:22:47.170 --> 00:22:49.210
  • you know, I got a bucket, it's
  • 00:22:49.210 --> 00:22:51.040
  • just going to fill up with ripe
  • 00:22:51.040 --> 00:22:52.020
  • cherries."
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  • That's crazy.
  • 00:22:52.230 --> 00:22:55.030
  • The Bible says that you are
  • 00:22:55.030 --> 00:22:56.150
  • gonna have to contend for the
  • 00:22:56.150 --> 00:22:58.130
  • faith, right, that you're gonna
  • 00:22:58.130 --> 00:23:00.100
  • have to fight the good fight.
  • 00:23:00.100 --> 00:23:02.280
  • If we look at the Old Testament,
  • 00:23:02.280 --> 00:23:04.190
  • which is full of types and
  • 00:23:04.190 --> 00:23:05.150
  • shadows, the children of Israel
  • 00:23:05.150 --> 00:23:07.100
  • lead Egypt, that's the world.
  • 00:23:07.100 --> 00:23:09.110
  • They go through the Red Sea.
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  • The Bible says in 1 Corinthians
  • 00:23:11.080 --> 00:23:12.200
  • 10, they're baptized unto Moses,
  • 00:23:12.200 --> 00:23:14.140
  • in the sea, under the cloud,
  • 00:23:14.140 --> 00:23:16.000
  • water baptism, Spirit baptism.
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  • They come to the Promised Land
  • 00:23:18.100 --> 00:23:20.020
  • and when they get to the
  • 00:23:20.020 --> 00:23:20.240
  • Promised Land, listen, there are
  • 00:23:20.240 --> 00:23:23.050
  • seven nations more powerful than
  • 00:23:23.070 --> 00:23:26.070
  • they are.
  • 00:23:26.070 --> 00:23:26.280
  • There are giants, and there are
  • 00:23:26.280 --> 00:23:28.190
  • walled cities, and they need to
  • 00:23:28.190 --> 00:23:30.110
  • go in and dispossess the enemy.
  • 00:23:31.170 --> 00:23:34.170
  • One and fifteen times, they
  • 00:23:35.050 --> 00:23:38.050
  • breach the walls, or the gates,
  • 00:23:38.050 --> 00:23:40.230
  • of an enemy, and take possession
  • 00:23:40.230 --> 00:23:43.120
  • of what God had said was theirs.
  • 00:23:43.120 --> 00:23:46.100
  • Now listen, the Promised Land is
  • 00:23:46.100 --> 00:23:48.190
  • not a type of heaven because how
  • 00:23:48.190 --> 00:23:50.040
  • many of you know when you go to
  • 00:23:50.040 --> 00:23:51.020
  • heaven, you're not gonna have
  • 00:23:51.020 --> 00:23:52.090
  • your enemies in heaven?
  • 00:23:52.090 --> 00:23:54.140
  • But the Promised Land is a type
  • 00:23:54.140 --> 00:23:55.280
  • of a victorious Christian life,
  • 00:23:55.280 --> 00:23:57.060
  • right?
  • 00:23:57.060 --> 00:23:57.260
  • And if you're going to live a
  • 00:23:57.260 --> 00:23:59.150
  • victorious Christian life, if
  • 00:23:59.150 --> 00:24:01.020
  • I'm gonna live a victorious
  • 00:24:01.020 --> 00:24:02.050
  • Christian life, there are going
  • 00:24:02.050 --> 00:24:03.130
  • to be battles that we're gonna
  • 00:24:03.130 --> 00:24:05.010
  • fight.
  • 00:24:05.010 --> 00:24:06.030
  • But here's the good news, by the
  • 00:24:06.030 --> 00:24:08.060
  • Holy Spirit the Bible says, "He
  • 00:24:08.060 --> 00:24:09.230
  • always leads us in triumph in
  • 00:24:11.050 --> 00:24:14.050
  • Christ."
  • 00:24:14.050 --> 00:24:15.090
  • For every battle we face, the
  • 00:24:15.090 --> 00:24:18.070
  • Holy Spirit, when we rely upon
  • 00:24:18.070 --> 00:24:20.230
  • him, listen to him, will lead us
  • 00:24:21.230 --> 00:24:24.230
  • Duane: If you're watching
  • 00:24:30.010 --> 00:24:30.260
  • today, but in your heart you
  • 00:24:30.260 --> 00:24:32.280
  • know, "I'm not right with God,"
  • 00:24:32.280 --> 00:24:34.250
  • there's this hunger to be right,
  • 00:24:34.250 --> 00:24:36.220
  • to be forgiven, would you please
  • 00:24:36.220 --> 00:24:39.040
  • bow your head and pray this
  • 00:24:39.040 --> 00:24:40.250
  • prayer with me from your heart?
  • 00:24:40.250 --> 00:24:41.270
  • Just say, "Oh God, I believe
  • 00:24:41.270 --> 00:24:44.160
  • that Jesus died on the cross.
  • 00:24:44.160 --> 00:24:46.260
  • I believe his blood paid for my
  • 00:24:46.260 --> 00:24:48.080
  • sins.
  • 00:24:48.080 --> 00:24:49.050
  • I believe that he rose again.
  • 00:24:49.050 --> 00:24:51.140
  • I give him all of my heart, all
  • 00:24:51.140 --> 00:24:53.050
  • of my life.
  • 00:24:53.050 --> 00:24:54.110
  • I receive him as my Lord and
  • 00:24:54.110 --> 00:24:55.290
  • Savior.
  • 00:24:55.290 --> 00:24:57.060
  • I'm gonna live for him every
  • 00:24:57.060 --> 00:24:58.140
  • day.
  • 00:24:58.140 --> 00:24:59.040
  • I thank you that you've heard my
  • 00:24:59.040 --> 00:25:01.020
  • prayer, that I'm forgiven, that
  • 00:25:01.020 --> 00:25:03.000
  • my past is gone, that I'm your
  • 00:25:03.000 --> 00:25:05.000
  • child today and forever.
  • 00:25:05.170 --> 00:25:08.170
  • In Jesus's name, amen."
  • 00:25:08.170 --> 00:25:10.050
  • You know, if you prayed that
  • 00:25:10.050 --> 00:25:11.240
  • prayer from your heart, God
  • 00:25:11.240 --> 00:25:13.000
  • heard that prayer and you're
  • 00:25:13.000 --> 00:25:14.070
  • right with God and you've taken
  • 00:25:14.070 --> 00:25:16.070
  • your first step into the kingdom
  • 00:25:16.070 --> 00:25:17.170
  • of God.
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  • But you need to keep on growing,
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  • and I've written a book full of
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  • bullet points to help you keep
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  • growing, and I want to send it
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  • to you free of charge.
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  • And you can download it
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  • Thank you so much for being with
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  • us today.
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  • God bless you.
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  • female: If you just prayed
  • 00:25:38.070 --> 00:25:39.050
  • that prayer with Pastor Duane,
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  • you are making one of the best
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  • decisions of your life, how
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  • awesome.
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  • Just as pastor said, we'd love
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