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February 7, 2021
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Messages of hope and redemption from Passion City Church in Atlanta; Georgia; with Louie Giglio.

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  • - Fear has got the mic
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  • - Fear has got the micfor a lot of us.
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  • for a lot of us.And I wanna talk about
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  • And I wanna talk abouthow you know that
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  • how you know thatand how you respond
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  • and how you respondto that today.
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  • to that today.And we're looking
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  • And we're lookingat an Old Testament passage,
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  • at an Old Testament passage,which is so powerful,
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  • which is so powerful,found in 1 Kings 19.
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  • found in 1 Kings 19.So, if you have your scripture,
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  • So, if you have your scripture,we'll go there together.
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  • we'll go there together.And it says in the last verse,
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  • And it says in the last verse,pretty amazing verse,
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  • pretty amazing verse,always one of my favorite
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  • always one of my favoriteverses growing up.
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  • verses growing up.It says, "Meanwhile, the sky
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  • It says, "Meanwhile, the skygrew black with clouds,
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  • grew black with clouds,the wind rose,
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  • the wind rose,a heavy rain came on,
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  • a heavy rain came on,and Ahab rode off to Jezreel."
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  • and Ahab rode off to Jezreel."Now, notice what it says
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  • Now, notice what it saysin verse 46.
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  • in verse 46."The power of the Lord
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  • "The power of the Lordcame upon Elijah and,
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  • came upon Elijah and,tucking his cloak into his belt,
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  • tucking his cloak into his belt,he ran ahead of Ahab
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  • he ran ahead of Ahaball the way to Jezreel."
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  • all the way to Jezreel."It's just amazing to me.
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  • It's just amazing to me.It's kind of like
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  • It's kind of likethe Forrest Gump moment.
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  • the Forrest Gump moment.It's like, here's this king
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  • It's like, here's this kingin his chariot with his horses,
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  • in his chariot with his horses,headed home to Jezreel,
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  • headed home to Jezreel,and Elijah just comes by like,
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  • and Elijah just comes by like,"Hey, how's it going?
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  • "Hey, how's it going?Everybody good?
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  • Everybody good?All right,"
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  • All right,"and then he just takes off
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  • and then he just takes offin the power of the Spirit.
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  • in the power of the Spirit.God has come down and displayed
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  • God has come down and displayedthat He is the Lord.
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  • that He is the Lord.The cloud is now coming
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  • The cloud is now comingand the rain is gonna
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  • and the rain is gonnabreak the drought.
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  • break the drought.Now the Spirit is on Elijah,
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  • Now the Spirit is on Elijah,and he's outrunning a chariot
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  • and he's outrunning a chariotall the way to Jezreel.
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  • all the way to Jezreel.That's what Elijah
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  • That's what Elijahhad just experienced.
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  • had just experienced.And so, when Ahab gets home,
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  • And so, when Ahab gets home,he tells the story to Jezebel.
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  • he tells the story to Jezebel.And he tells her how all
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  • And he tells her how allthe prophets died
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  • the prophets diedat the sword of Elijah.
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  • at the sword of Elijah.In verse two, it says this,
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  • In verse two, it says this,"And so Jezebel sent a messenger
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  • "And so Jezebel sent a messengerto Elijah to say,
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  • to Elijah to say,'May the gods deal with me.'"
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  • 'May the gods deal with me.'"What gods?
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  • What gods?The gods that she worshipped.
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  • The gods that she worshipped.These false gods.
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  • These false gods.These idols.
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  • These idols.Baal.
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  • Baal."May Baal deal with me,
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  • "May Baal deal with me,ever so severely,
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  • ever so severely,if by this time tomorrow
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  • if by this time tomorrowI do not make your life,
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  • I do not make your life,Elijah, like one of the ones
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  • Elijah, like one of the onesthat were slain today."
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  • that were slain today."Jezebel had such a brazen heart,
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  • Jezebel had such a brazen heart,such an evil heart, that she,
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  • such an evil heart, that she,hearing about the glory of God,
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  • hearing about the glory of God,the power of God,
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  • the power of God,the way God had come down,
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  • the way God had come down,the way the drought had been
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  • the way the drought had beenbroken, even probably
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  • broken, even probablyhearing from Ahab --
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  • hearing from Ahab --and not only that.
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  • and not only that.After it happened,
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  • After it happened,we're coming home,
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  • we're coming home,and we're in the chariot,
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  • and we're in the chariot,and Elijah just comes flying by.
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  • and Elijah just comes flying by.And he outruns us
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  • And he outruns usall the way home.
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  • all the way home.She hears all of this.
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  • She hears all of this.She takes all of this in about
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  • She takes all of this in aboutthe power of the one true God,
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  • the power of the one true God,and what does she do?
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  • and what does she do?Think, "Wow.
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  • Think, "Wow.Well, maybe we should
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  • Well, maybe we shouldrethink our position."
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  • rethink our position."No, she's brazen
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  • No, she's brazenand she's blinded by the power
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  • and she's blinded by the powerof the darkness.
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  • of the darkness.And she gets on the mic
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  • And she gets on the micand she says,
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  • and she says,"Send a message."
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  • "Send a message."And can you imagine
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  • And can you imaginethat message arriving?
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  • that message arriving?"Elijah.
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  • "Elijah.I've got a message
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  • I've got a messagefor you from Jezebel.
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  • for you from Jezebel.She wants you to know that
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  • She wants you to know thather position is this.
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  • her position is this.'May the gods deal with me,
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  • 'May the gods deal with me,be it ever so severely,
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  • be it ever so severely,if by this time tomorrow
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  • if by this time tomorrowI do not make your life
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  • I do not make your lifelike one of them.'"
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  • And when Jezebel got on the mic,
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  • And when Jezebel got on the mic,fear dominoed into
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  • fear dominoed intoElijah's heart.
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  • Elijah's heart.I just outran a chariot.
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  • I just outran a chariot.But in one instant,
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  • But in one instant,one voice all of a sudden
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  • one voice all of a suddennow is resulting in a cascade
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  • now is resulting in a cascadeof fear in Elijah's life.
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  • of fear in Elijah's life.Look how it unfolds
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  • Look how it unfoldsin verse three.
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  • in verse three."Elijah was afraid
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  • "Elijah was afraidand ran for his life."
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  • and ran for his life."In other words, fear now
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  • In other words, fear nowis in the story and a kind
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  • is in the story and a kindof fear, not just that would
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  • of fear, not just that wouldmake him concerned.
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  • make him concerned.I need to take, you know,
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  • I need to take, you know,stock of Jezebel and maybe
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  • stock of Jezebel and maybego back to the Lord and see
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  • go back to the Lord and seehow He wants to handle this.
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  • how He wants to handle this.Not concern.
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  • Not concern.Absolute terror had now
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  • Absolute terror had nowtaken hold of his life,
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  • taken hold of his life,and he's running for his life.
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  • and he's running for his life.Here we see the story unfold.
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  • Here we see the story unfold."When he came to Beersheba
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  • "When he came to Beershebain Judah, he left his servant
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  • in Judah, he left his servantthere, while he himself went
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  • there, while he himself wenta day's journey into the desert.
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  • a day's journey into the desert.He came to a broom tree,
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  • He came to a broom tree,sat down under it and prayed
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  • sat down under it and prayedthat he might die."
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  • that he might die."And then he said --
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  • And then he said --so now he's on the mic --
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  • so now he's on the mic --"I've had enough, Lord.
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  • "I've had enough, Lord.Take my life.
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  • Take my life.I'm no better
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  • I'm no betterthan my ancestors."
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  • than my ancestors."Then he lay down under the tree
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  • Then he lay down under the treeand he fell asleep.
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  • and he fell asleep.Crazy how fast fear can turn
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  • Crazy how fast fear can turnthe tables in our story.
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  • the tables in our story.When fear gets on the mic,
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  • When fear gets on the mic,you see these same
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  • you see these samepatterns that you see
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  • patterns that you seewith Elijah.
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  • with Elijah.Fear causes us to primarily
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  • Fear causes us to primarilydo four things,
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  • do four things,and they're right here.
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  • and they're right here.Number one.
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  • Number one.Fear, when it's on the mic,
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  • Fear, when it's on the mic,causes us to forget
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  • causes us to forgetwhat God has done.
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  • what God has done.So, as soon as that
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  • So, as soon as thatvoice is there --
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  • voice is there --"But what if the doctor
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  • "But what if the doctorsays this?"
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  • says this?"or, "What if the bank
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  • or, "What if the banksays that?"
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  • says that?"or, "What if my boss
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  • or, "What if my bosssays this?"
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  • says this?"or, "What if the news
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  • or, "What if the newstells me that?"
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  • tells me that?"And as soon as that voice
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  • And as soon as that voicegets a hold of the microphone,
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  • gets a hold of the microphone,you know what we do oftentimes?
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  • you know what we do oftentimes?We forget, bam,
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  • We forget, bam,what God has done.
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  • what God has done.So Elijah, he's just days
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  • So Elijah, he's just daysaway from seeing God
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  • away from seeing Goddo the unbelievable,
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  • do the unbelievable,supernatural, miraculous,
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  • supernatural, miraculous,and now he has completely
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  • and now he has completelyforgotten about
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  • forgotten aboutthe power of God.
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  • the power of God.The second thing fear causes
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  • The second thing fear causesus to do is to forecast
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  • us to do is to forecastall the terrible things
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  • all the terrible thingsthat are gonna happen to us.
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  • that are gonna happen to us.It's interesting.
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  • It's interesting.When you look at this text
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  • When you look at this textin the Hebrew,
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  • in the Hebrew,what we're reading in verse
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  • what we're reading in versethree that says,
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  • three that says,"Elijah was afraid
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  • "Elijah was afraidand ran for his life,"
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  • and ran for his life,"in my text,
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  • in my text,there's a little "a" by the word
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  • there's a little "a" by the wordafraid, and I looked down
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  • afraid, and I looked downto the footnote
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  • to the footnoteat the bottom,
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  • at the bottom,and it actually says,
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  • and it actually says,"Or it could be said this way:
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  • "Or it could be said this way:'Or Elijah saw.'"
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  • 'Or Elijah saw.'"So, I went back and looked
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  • So, I went back and lookedat it in the Hebrew,
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  • at it in the Hebrew,and what it's really saying
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  • and what it's really sayingis yes, he was afraid,
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  • is yes, he was afraid,but he was afraid
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  • but he was afraidbecause of what he saw.
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  • because of what he saw.In other words,
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  • In other words,he was forecasting
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  • he was forecastinghis own outcome.
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  • his own outcome.When he took stock
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  • When he took stockof the message from Jezebel,
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  • of the message from Jezebel,he didn't just go, "Oh, okay.
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  • he didn't just go, "Oh, okay.I just heard the message.
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  • I just heard the message.That's great."
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  • That's great."When he heard the message,
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  • When he heard the message,he put all the story around it,
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  • he put all the story around it,all of what had happened
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  • all of what had happenedto the prophets,
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  • to the prophets,all of the fact that she had
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  • all of the fact that she hadhad this power and authority,
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  • had this power and authority,and then he projected himself
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  • and then he projected himselfinto that story and forecast
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  • into that story and forecastwhat that would mean for him.
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  • what that would mean for him.The third thing fear does
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  • The third thing fear doesis it causes us to flee.
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  • is it causes us to flee.So, right away,
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  • So, right away,he was afraid and he ran
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  • he was afraid and he ranfor his life.
  • 00:08:09.580 --> 00:08:10.581
  • for his life.And some of us are
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  • And some of us areconsidering today fleeing.
  • 00:08:11.782 --> 00:08:13.417
  • considering today fleeing.We're considering fleeing
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  • We're considering fleeingall kind of circumstances
  • 00:08:14.785 --> 00:08:16.253
  • all kind of circumstancesand situations,
  • 00:08:16.320 --> 00:08:17.354
  • and situations,and even fleeing calling
  • 00:08:17.421 --> 00:08:18.956
  • and even fleeing callingand conviction because
  • 00:08:19.023 --> 00:08:21.792
  • and conviction becausefear is on the mic.
  • 00:08:21.859 --> 00:08:23.093
  • fear is on the mic.And then the fourth
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  • And then the fourththing fear does, ultimately,
  • 00:08:24.061 --> 00:08:25.629
  • thing fear does, ultimately,the sort of end game
  • 00:08:25.696 --> 00:08:28.032
  • the sort of end gameif you will,
  • 00:08:28.098 --> 00:08:29.166
  • if you will,is that we would fold.
  • 00:08:29.233 --> 00:08:31.335
  • is that we would fold.That we would not only forget
  • 00:08:31.402 --> 00:08:33.604
  • That we would not only forgetwhat God has done,
  • 00:08:33.671 --> 00:08:34.471
  • what God has done,not only that we would forecast
  • 00:08:34.538 --> 00:08:35.873
  • not only that we would forecastall these bad things
  • 00:08:35.940 --> 00:08:37.174
  • all these bad thingsthat most of which
  • 00:08:37.241 --> 00:08:38.042
  • that most of whichare not gonna happen.
  • 00:08:38.108 --> 00:08:39.376
  • are not gonna happen.Not only would we flee
  • 00:08:39.443 --> 00:08:40.611
  • Not only would we fleeand run from what God
  • 00:08:40.678 --> 00:08:42.212
  • and run from what Godhas called us to,
  • 00:08:42.279 --> 00:08:43.414
  • has called us to,but at the end of the day,
  • 00:08:43.480 --> 00:08:44.548
  • but at the end of the day,fear wins when we fold,
  • 00:08:44.615 --> 00:08:47.351
  • fear wins when we fold,when we just close up shop
  • 00:08:47.418 --> 00:08:49.887
  • when we just close up shopand say, "I'm done."
  • 00:08:49.954 --> 00:08:51.488
  • and say, "I'm done."And to think that Elijah could
  • 00:08:51.555 --> 00:08:52.756
  • And to think that Elijah couldbe there, it's incredibly
  • 00:08:52.823 --> 00:08:56.594
  • be there, it's incrediblydisturbing to me,
  • 00:08:56.660 --> 00:08:57.528
  • disturbing to me,in a way, to think about.
  • 00:08:57.595 --> 00:08:58.762
  • in a way, to think about.But if it's okay for me
  • 00:08:58.829 --> 00:08:59.964
  • But if it's okay for meto say this,
  • 00:09:00.030 --> 00:09:00.698
  • to say this,it's incredibly encouraging
  • 00:09:00.764 --> 00:09:02.032
  • it's incredibly encouragingfor me to think about,
  • 00:09:02.099 --> 00:09:03.500
  • for me to think about,because I know I've gotten
  • 00:09:03.567 --> 00:09:04.935
  • because I know I've gottenthere a few times in life,
  • 00:09:05.002 --> 00:09:06.704
  • there a few times in life,where I've seen God do something
  • 00:09:06.770 --> 00:09:08.606
  • where I've seen God do somethingthat I forgot about.
  • 00:09:08.672 --> 00:09:09.840
  • that I forgot about.I forecast some situations
  • 00:09:09.907 --> 00:09:11.508
  • I forecast some situationsand circumstances that, in fact,
  • 00:09:11.575 --> 00:09:13.143
  • and circumstances that, in fact,they didn't actually happen.
  • 00:09:13.210 --> 00:09:15.079
  • they didn't actually happen.I tried to run from what God
  • 00:09:15.145 --> 00:09:16.747
  • I tried to run from what Godhad put on my life,
  • 00:09:16.814 --> 00:09:18.015
  • had put on my life,and at the end of the day,
  • 00:09:18.082 --> 00:09:19.016
  • and at the end of the day,I just said, "I wanna quit."
  • 00:09:19.083 --> 00:09:20.884
  • I just said, "I wanna quit."But I want us to see how
  • 00:09:20.951 --> 00:09:22.586
  • But I want us to see howthe story plays out,
  • 00:09:22.653 --> 00:09:23.487
  • the story plays out,'cause that's all
  • 00:09:23.554 --> 00:09:23.921
  • 'cause that's allpretty devastating.
  • 00:09:23.988 --> 00:09:24.755
  • pretty devastating.It's like, "Wow.
  • 00:09:24.822 --> 00:09:25.322
  • It's like, "Wow.Thank you so much, Louie.
  • 00:09:25.389 --> 00:09:26.223
  • Thank you so much, Louie.I appreciate this message.
  • 00:09:26.290 --> 00:09:27.524
  • I appreciate this message.I'm feeling inspired
  • 00:09:27.591 --> 00:09:28.425
  • I'm feeling inspiredand encouraged and really happy
  • 00:09:28.492 --> 00:09:30.394
  • and encouraged and really happythat I'm in church today."
  • 00:09:30.461 --> 00:09:32.429
  • that I'm in church today."Well, let's just keep reading
  • 00:09:32.496 --> 00:09:33.430
  • Well, let's just keep readinga little bit together,
  • 00:09:33.497 --> 00:09:35.099
  • a little bit together,because God is not finished
  • 00:09:35.165 --> 00:09:37.501
  • because God is not finishedin this story.
  • 00:09:37.568 --> 00:09:39.169
  • in this story.It says, "All at once,"
  • 00:09:39.236 --> 00:09:41.338
  • It says, "All at once,"in the middle of verse five,
  • 00:09:41.405 --> 00:09:42.406
  • in the middle of verse five,"an angel touched Elijah
  • 00:09:42.473 --> 00:09:44.174
  • "an angel touched Elijahand said, 'Get up and eat.'"
  • 00:09:44.241 --> 00:09:46.710
  • and said, 'Get up and eat.'"Now, he's walked a day's
  • 00:09:46.777 --> 00:09:47.778
  • Now, he's walked a day'sjourney into the desert,
  • 00:09:47.845 --> 00:09:49.013
  • journey into the desert,so what's he gonna eat?
  • 00:09:49.079 --> 00:09:49.980
  • so what's he gonna eat?Right?
  • 00:09:50.047 --> 00:09:50.948
  • Right?"He looked around, and there
  • 00:09:51.015 --> 00:09:52.783
  • "He looked around, and thereby his head was a cake of bread
  • 00:09:52.850 --> 00:09:55.919
  • by his head was a cake of breadbaked over hot coals
  • 00:09:55.986 --> 00:09:57.721
  • baked over hot coalsand a jar of water."
  • 00:09:57.788 --> 00:09:59.890
  • and a jar of water."Notice how God came right
  • 00:09:59.957 --> 00:10:02.126
  • Notice how God came rightinto the moment to show,
  • 00:10:02.192 --> 00:10:03.460
  • into the moment to show,once again,
  • 00:10:03.527 --> 00:10:04.595
  • once again,His provision and care.
  • 00:10:04.662 --> 00:10:07.431
  • His provision and care."He ate and drank
  • 00:10:07.498 --> 00:10:08.832
  • "He ate and drankand then he lay down again.
  • 00:10:08.899 --> 00:10:09.867
  • and then he lay down again.The angel of the Lord
  • 00:10:09.933 --> 00:10:10.601
  • The angel of the Lordcame back a second time,
  • 00:10:10.668 --> 00:10:11.969
  • came back a second time,touched him and said,
  • 00:10:12.036 --> 00:10:13.103
  • touched him and said,'Get up and eat, for the journey
  • 00:10:13.170 --> 00:10:15.205
  • 'Get up and eat, for the journeyis too much for you.'
  • 00:10:15.272 --> 00:10:17.574
  • is too much for you.'So he got up
  • 00:10:17.641 --> 00:10:19.043
  • So he got upand he ate and he drank.
  • 00:10:19.109 --> 00:10:20.444
  • and he ate and he drank.And strengthened by that food,
  • 00:10:20.511 --> 00:10:22.079
  • And strengthened by that food,he traveled 40 days
  • 00:10:22.146 --> 00:10:24.415
  • he traveled 40 daysand 40 nights until he reached
  • 00:10:24.481 --> 00:10:27.251
  • and 40 nights until he reachedHoreb the mountain of God.
  • 00:10:27.317 --> 00:10:32.456
  • Horeb the mountain of God.And there he went into a cave
  • 00:10:32.523 --> 00:10:35.259
  • And there he went into a caveand spent the night.
  • 00:10:35.325 --> 00:10:37.327
  • and spent the night.And the word of the Lord
  • 00:10:37.394 --> 00:10:38.128
  • And the word of the Lordcame to him:
  • 00:10:38.195 --> 00:10:38.896
  • came to him:'What are you doing here,
  • 00:10:38.962 --> 00:10:40.230
  • 'What are you doing here,Elijah?'"
  • 00:10:40.297 --> 00:10:41.732
  • Elijah?'"And maybe that's what God
  • 00:10:41.799 --> 00:10:43.000
  • And maybe that's what Godis wanting to do
  • 00:10:43.067 --> 00:10:44.301
  • is wanting to doin our lives today.
  • 00:10:44.368 --> 00:10:45.235
  • in our lives today.Maybe in this moment,
  • 00:10:45.302 --> 00:10:46.937
  • Maybe in this moment,the Lord is coming to you
  • 00:10:47.004 --> 00:10:48.405
  • the Lord is coming to youand saying,
  • 00:10:48.472 --> 00:10:49.039
  • and saying,"What are you doing here?
  • 00:10:49.106 --> 00:10:51.208
  • "What are you doing here?How did you get here?
  • 00:10:51.275 --> 00:10:52.710
  • How did you get here?Why are you in this position?
  • 00:10:52.776 --> 00:10:54.611
  • Why are you in this position?Why are you at this juncture?
  • 00:10:54.678 --> 00:10:57.781
  • Why are you at this juncture?How did you get here
  • 00:10:57.848 --> 00:11:00.117
  • How did you get herewhen I had you there?"
  • 00:11:00.184 --> 00:11:02.419
  • when I had you there?"And so, He's asking Elijah,
  • 00:11:02.486 --> 00:11:05.622
  • And so, He's asking Elijah,"What are you doing here?"
  • 00:11:05.689 --> 00:11:07.191
  • "What are you doing here?"And here comes
  • 00:11:07.257 --> 00:11:08.425
  • And here comesElijah's summation.
  • 00:11:08.492 --> 00:11:10.794
  • Elijah's summation."I have been very zealous
  • 00:11:10.861 --> 00:11:12.162
  • "I have been very zealousfor the Lord God Almighty.
  • 00:11:12.229 --> 00:11:14.031
  • for the Lord God Almighty.The Israelites, however,
  • 00:11:14.098 --> 00:11:15.866
  • The Israelites, however,have rejected your covenant,
  • 00:11:15.933 --> 00:11:18.102
  • have rejected your covenant,they've broken
  • 00:11:18.168 --> 00:11:18.736
  • they've brokendown your altars,"
  • 00:11:18.802 --> 00:11:19.937
  • down your altars,"thank you Ahab,
  • 00:11:20.003 --> 00:11:20.904
  • thank you Ahab,thank you Jezebel,
  • 00:11:20.971 --> 00:11:22.573
  • thank you Jezebel,"they've put your prophets
  • 00:11:22.639 --> 00:11:24.041
  • "they've put your prophetsto death with the sword.
  • 00:11:24.108 --> 00:11:26.510
  • to death with the sword.I'm the only one left,
  • 00:11:26.577 --> 00:11:29.446
  • I'm the only one left,and now they're trying
  • 00:11:29.513 --> 00:11:31.248
  • and now they're tryingto kill me, too."
  • 00:11:31.315 --> 00:11:34.017
  • to kill me, too."So, Elijah's got
  • 00:11:34.084 --> 00:11:35.252
  • So, Elijah's gotthe same narrative.
  • 00:11:35.319 --> 00:11:36.520
  • the same narrative.He's still operating in the,
  • 00:11:36.587 --> 00:11:39.189
  • He's still operating in the,"I forgot.
  • 00:11:39.256 --> 00:11:40.357
  • "I forgot.I forecast.
  • 00:11:40.424 --> 00:11:41.692
  • I forecast.I fled.
  • 00:11:41.759 --> 00:11:42.760
  • I fled.And I'm ready to fold."
  • 00:11:42.826 --> 00:11:44.762
  • And I'm ready to fold."But the Lord said,
  • 00:11:44.828 --> 00:11:46.196
  • But the Lord said,"Go out and stand
  • 00:11:46.263 --> 00:11:47.531
  • "Go out and standon the mountain in the presence
  • 00:11:47.598 --> 00:11:48.999
  • on the mountain in the presenceof the Lord, for the Lord
  • 00:11:49.066 --> 00:11:50.801
  • of the Lord, for the Lordis about to pass by."
  • 00:11:50.868 --> 00:11:53.270
  • is about to pass by."Now, just give
  • 00:11:53.337 --> 00:11:54.238
  • Now, just givesome context here.
  • 00:11:54.304 --> 00:11:55.773
  • some context here.Mount Horeb, the mountain
  • 00:11:55.839 --> 00:11:57.541
  • Mount Horeb, the mountainof God, is 40 days and 40 nights
  • 00:11:57.608 --> 00:11:59.276
  • of God, is 40 days and 40 nightsjourney, obviously,
  • 00:11:59.343 --> 00:12:00.944
  • journey, obviously,south from where Elijah
  • 00:12:01.011 --> 00:12:02.846
  • south from where Elijahwas at Mount Carmel,
  • 00:12:02.913 --> 00:12:05.082
  • was at Mount Carmel,then at Jezreel,
  • 00:12:05.149 --> 00:12:06.150
  • then at Jezreel,then down to Beersheba,
  • 00:12:06.216 --> 00:12:07.851
  • then down to Beersheba,and then into the desert.
  • 00:12:07.918 --> 00:12:09.953
  • and then into the desert.Now he's way down
  • 00:12:10.020 --> 00:12:13.323
  • Now he's way downat the very place where God
  • 00:12:13.390 --> 00:12:15.425
  • at the very place where Godmet Moses on Mount Sinai.
  • 00:12:15.492 --> 00:12:18.262
  • met Moses on Mount Sinai.Most theologians believe
  • 00:12:18.328 --> 00:12:20.264
  • Most theologians believeMount Sinai and Mount Horeb
  • 00:12:20.330 --> 00:12:22.599
  • Mount Sinai and Mount Horebare the same mountain,
  • 00:12:22.666 --> 00:12:24.401
  • are the same mountain,known as the mountain
  • 00:12:24.468 --> 00:12:26.570
  • known as the mountainof the Lord.
  • 00:12:26.637 --> 00:12:27.638
  • of the Lord.So, remember when Moses was
  • 00:12:27.704 --> 00:12:29.473
  • So, remember when Moses wasthere in the crack of a rock,
  • 00:12:29.540 --> 00:12:31.809
  • there in the crack of a rock,with God's hand over him
  • 00:12:31.875 --> 00:12:34.478
  • with God's hand over himand the back of His
  • 00:12:34.545 --> 00:12:35.813
  • and the back of Hisglory passing by.
  • 00:12:35.879 --> 00:12:37.214
  • glory passing by.He's saying, similarly,
  • 00:12:37.281 --> 00:12:39.817
  • He's saying, similarly,"I want you to go
  • 00:12:39.883 --> 00:12:41.451
  • "I want you to goon the mountain,
  • 00:12:41.518 --> 00:12:42.286
  • on the mountain,and I'm gonna pass by again.
  • 00:12:42.352 --> 00:12:44.288
  • and I'm gonna pass by again.I'm gonna interrupt the story
  • 00:12:44.354 --> 00:12:46.523
  • I'm gonna interrupt the storyin a significant way."
  • 00:12:46.590 --> 00:12:47.958
  • in a significant way."And this is what happened.
  • 00:12:48.025 --> 00:12:49.426
  • And this is what happened."Then a great and powerful wind
  • 00:12:49.493 --> 00:12:52.563
  • "Then a great and powerful windtore the mountains apart
  • 00:12:52.629 --> 00:12:54.898
  • tore the mountains apartand shattered the rocks
  • 00:12:54.965 --> 00:12:56.600
  • and shattered the rocksbefore the Lord,
  • 00:12:56.667 --> 00:12:59.336
  • before the Lord,but the Lord was not
  • 00:12:59.403 --> 00:13:00.237
  • but the Lord was notin the wind.
  • 00:13:00.304 --> 00:13:02.739
  • in the wind.After the wind there was
  • 00:13:02.806 --> 00:13:03.841
  • After the wind there wasan earthquake,
  • 00:13:03.907 --> 00:13:04.975
  • an earthquake,but the Lord was not
  • 00:13:05.042 --> 00:13:06.543
  • but the Lord was notin the earthquake.
  • 00:13:06.610 --> 00:13:08.045
  • in the earthquake.And after the earthquake
  • 00:13:08.111 --> 00:13:09.379
  • And after the earthquakecame a fire, but the Lord
  • 00:13:09.446 --> 00:13:10.948
  • came a fire, but the Lordwas not in the fire.
  • 00:13:11.014 --> 00:13:12.850
  • was not in the fire.And after the fire
  • 00:13:12.916 --> 00:13:14.785
  • And after the firecame a gentle whisper.
  • 00:13:14.852 --> 00:13:17.387
  • came a gentle whisper.When Elijah heard it,
  • 00:13:17.454 --> 00:13:19.256
  • When Elijah heard it,he pulled his cloak over his
  • 00:13:19.323 --> 00:13:20.724
  • he pulled his cloak over hisface and went out and stood
  • 00:13:20.791 --> 00:13:22.793
  • face and went out and stoodat the mouth of the cave.
  • 00:13:22.860 --> 00:13:25.629
  • at the mouth of the cave.Then a voice said to him,
  • 00:13:25.696 --> 00:13:27.731
  • Then a voice said to him,'What are you doing here,
  • 00:13:27.798 --> 00:13:28.932
  • 'What are you doing here,Elijah?'
  • 00:13:28.999 --> 00:13:29.967
  • Elijah?'And he replies again,
  • 00:13:30.033 --> 00:13:31.535
  • And he replies again,'I've been very zealous
  • 00:13:31.602 --> 00:13:32.436
  • 'I've been very zealousfor the Lord God Almighty.
  • 00:13:32.502 --> 00:13:35.272
  • for the Lord God Almighty.The Israelites have
  • 00:13:35.339 --> 00:13:36.073
  • The Israelites haverejected your covenant,
  • 00:13:36.139 --> 00:13:37.274
  • rejected your covenant,broken down your altars,
  • 00:13:37.341 --> 00:13:38.408
  • broken down your altars,and put your prophets
  • 00:13:38.475 --> 00:13:39.343
  • and put your prophetsto death with the sword.
  • 00:13:39.409 --> 00:13:40.711
  • to death with the sword.I'm the only one left,
  • 00:13:40.777 --> 00:13:42.112
  • I'm the only one left,and they're trying
  • 00:13:42.179 --> 00:13:43.380
  • and they're tryingto kill me too.'
  • 00:13:43.447 --> 00:13:46.183
  • to kill me too.'And the Lord said to him."
  • 00:13:46.250 --> 00:13:50.187
  • And the Lord said to him."In other words,
  • 00:13:50.254 --> 00:13:51.655
  • In other words,Jezebel has been on the mic,
  • 00:13:51.722 --> 00:13:55.158
  • Jezebel has been on the mic,but now God got the mic.
  • 00:13:55.225 --> 00:13:58.962
  • but now God got the mic.And for this moment,
  • 00:13:59.029 --> 00:14:02.432
  • And for this moment,God is now speaking,
  • 00:14:02.499 --> 00:14:04.601
  • God is now speaking,and His voice, even though it's
  • 00:14:04.668 --> 00:14:06.536
  • and His voice, even though it'sa gentle whisper --
  • 00:14:06.603 --> 00:14:08.472
  • a gentle whisper --and I'm not trying to make more
  • 00:14:08.538 --> 00:14:09.640
  • and I'm not trying to make moreof it than there was to fit
  • 00:14:09.706 --> 00:14:11.008
  • of it than there was to fitit into the theme of this
  • 00:14:11.074 --> 00:14:13.644
  • it into the theme of thisjourney and series --
  • 00:14:13.710 --> 00:14:15.579
  • journey and series --but the gentle whisper
  • 00:14:15.646 --> 00:14:17.481
  • but the gentle whispercame in the cave,
  • 00:14:17.547 --> 00:14:19.583
  • came in the cave,which is a natural amplifier,
  • 00:14:19.650 --> 00:14:21.818
  • which is a natural amplifier,if you will, and one
  • 00:14:21.885 --> 00:14:23.520
  • if you will, and oneof the first microphones.
  • 00:14:23.587 --> 00:14:26.356
  • of the first microphones.And so, the whisper now
  • 00:14:26.423 --> 00:14:29.059
  • And so, the whisper nowis resounding into
  • 00:14:29.126 --> 00:14:31.194
  • is resounding intoElijah's heart.
  • 00:14:31.261 --> 00:14:32.829
  • Elijah's heart.And God says to him,
  • 00:14:32.896 --> 00:14:36.466
  • And God says to him,"Go back the way you came."
  • 00:14:36.533 --> 00:14:42.372
  • "Go back the way you came."That's the message.
  • 00:14:42.439 --> 00:14:44.508
  • That's the message.The message right here isn't,
  • 00:14:44.574 --> 00:14:47.577
  • The message right here isn't,"Let me speak into the situation
  • 00:14:47.644 --> 00:14:49.379
  • "Let me speak into the situationand to Ahab,
  • 00:14:49.446 --> 00:14:50.213
  • and to Ahab,and to his rule,
  • 00:14:50.280 --> 00:14:51.448
  • and to his rule,and the things that
  • 00:14:51.515 --> 00:14:52.182
  • and the things thatare happening with Jezebel.
  • 00:14:52.249 --> 00:14:53.483
  • are happening with Jezebel.And let me remind you
  • 00:14:53.550 --> 00:14:55.018
  • And let me remind youof this and that and the other,
  • 00:14:55.085 --> 00:14:56.286
  • of this and that and the other,and explain this, and help
  • 00:14:56.353 --> 00:14:57.354
  • and explain this, and helpyou see all these things."
  • 00:14:57.421 --> 00:14:58.789
  • you see all these things."He just said,
  • 00:14:58.855 --> 00:15:00.324
  • He just said,"Elijah,
  • 00:15:00.390 --> 00:15:02.659
  • "Elijah,go back the way you came."
  • 00:15:02.726 --> 00:15:04.962
  • go back the way you came."And then He gave him
  • 00:15:05.028 --> 00:15:05.629
  • And then He gave himan assignment that we don't need
  • 00:15:05.696 --> 00:15:06.930
  • an assignment that we don't needto break all the way down,
  • 00:15:06.997 --> 00:15:08.765
  • to break all the way down,but He said, "Go back
  • 00:15:08.832 --> 00:15:10.567
  • but He said, "Go backto the Desert of Damascus.
  • 00:15:10.634 --> 00:15:12.102
  • to the Desert of Damascus.That's all the way back up
  • 00:15:12.169 --> 00:15:13.737
  • That's all the way back upto the highest point
  • 00:15:13.804 --> 00:15:14.871
  • to the highest pointof where you came from.
  • 00:15:14.938 --> 00:15:16.707
  • of where you came from.And when you get there,
  • 00:15:16.773 --> 00:15:18.542
  • And when you get there,anoint one king over Aram,
  • 00:15:18.608 --> 00:15:21.411
  • anoint one king over Aram,one over Israel,
  • 00:15:21.478 --> 00:15:24.815
  • one over Israel,and anoint Elisha
  • 00:15:24.881 --> 00:15:28.452
  • and anoint Elishato succeed you as prophet.
  • 00:15:28.518 --> 00:15:31.154
  • to succeed you as prophet.Go back, because I'm not
  • 00:15:31.221 --> 00:15:33.390
  • Go back, because I'm notfinished with you yet.
  • 00:15:33.457 --> 00:15:35.425
  • finished with you yet.Go back, because I have
  • 00:15:35.492 --> 00:15:37.027
  • Go back, because I havean anointing on your life
  • 00:15:37.094 --> 00:15:39.429
  • an anointing on your lifeand I have things for
  • 00:15:39.496 --> 00:15:40.263
  • and I have things foryou to do.
  • 00:15:40.330 --> 00:15:41.898
  • you to do.I want you to go back
  • 00:15:41.965 --> 00:15:42.799
  • I want you to go backand set in motion the plans
  • 00:15:42.866 --> 00:15:44.835
  • and set in motion the plansfor which I sent you."
  • 00:15:44.901 --> 00:15:48.271
  • for which I sent you."So, there are a few things
  • 00:15:48.338 --> 00:15:49.740
  • So, there are a few thingstoday for you and me
  • 00:15:49.806 --> 00:15:51.641
  • today for you and meif fear has got the mic.
  • 00:15:51.708 --> 00:15:54.411
  • if fear has got the mic.How do we get back
  • 00:15:54.478 --> 00:15:55.879
  • How do we get backto the point where we're
  • 00:15:55.946 --> 00:15:56.947
  • to the point where we'reamplifying what's good
  • 00:15:57.014 --> 00:15:59.483
  • amplifying what's goodand amplifying what's true?
  • 00:15:59.549 --> 00:16:02.352
  • and amplifying what's true?Number one.
  • 00:16:02.419 --> 00:16:03.487
  • Number one.We have to train our spiritual
  • 00:16:03.553 --> 00:16:06.323
  • We have to train our spiritualear to the whisper of God.
  • 00:16:06.390 --> 00:16:11.094
  • ear to the whisper of God.We have to take the energy
  • 00:16:11.161 --> 00:16:13.930
  • We have to take the energyand time to begin to train
  • 00:16:13.997 --> 00:16:16.333
  • and time to begin to trainour ear to hear out of all
  • 00:16:16.400 --> 00:16:19.169
  • our ear to hear out of allthe noise that is around us
  • 00:16:19.236 --> 00:16:21.371
  • the noise that is around usthe voice of our Father.
  • 00:16:21.438 --> 00:16:24.274
  • the voice of our Father.Because there's gonna be a wind.
  • 00:16:24.341 --> 00:16:26.943
  • Because there's gonna be a wind.Rocks are gonna shatter and fly.
  • 00:16:27.010 --> 00:16:29.212
  • Rocks are gonna shatter and fly.There is gonna be an earthquake,
  • 00:16:29.279 --> 00:16:31.048
  • There is gonna be an earthquake,and it's gonna seem like
  • 00:16:31.114 --> 00:16:32.282
  • and it's gonna seem likeeverything's crumbling down.
  • 00:16:32.349 --> 00:16:34.951
  • everything's crumbling down.There is gonna be a raging
  • 00:16:35.018 --> 00:16:36.620
  • There is gonna be a ragingstorm around us,
  • 00:16:36.686 --> 00:16:38.989
  • storm around us,but in the midst of it,
  • 00:16:39.056 --> 00:16:40.257
  • but in the midst of it,God is gonna be speaking,
  • 00:16:40.323 --> 00:16:42.192
  • God is gonna be speaking,and we've gotta train our
  • 00:16:42.259 --> 00:16:43.994
  • and we've gotta train ourear to hear that word.
  • 00:16:44.061 --> 00:16:48.999
  • ear to hear that word.I love how Proverbs 4:20
  • 00:16:49.066 --> 00:16:52.335
  • I love how Proverbs 4:20paints this picture.
  • 00:16:52.402 --> 00:16:53.503
  • paints this picture.It says, "My son,
  • 00:16:53.570 --> 00:16:54.938
  • It says, "My son,pay attention,"
  • 00:16:55.005 --> 00:16:55.872
  • pay attention,"we're gonna come back to that,
  • 00:16:55.939 --> 00:16:56.940
  • we're gonna come back to that,"pay attention to what I say.
  • 00:16:57.007 --> 00:17:01.344
  • "pay attention to what I say.Turn your ear to my words.
  • 00:17:01.411 --> 00:17:06.083
  • Turn your ear to my words.Do not let them out
  • 00:17:06.149 --> 00:17:07.451
  • Do not let them outof your sight.
  • 00:17:07.517 --> 00:17:08.819
  • of your sight.Keep them within your heart,
  • 00:17:08.885 --> 00:17:11.121
  • Keep them within your heart,for they are life to those
  • 00:17:11.188 --> 00:17:12.689
  • for they are life to thosewho find them and health
  • 00:17:12.756 --> 00:17:15.258
  • who find them and healthto one's whole body.
  • 00:17:15.325 --> 00:17:17.360
  • to one's whole body.Above all else, guard your
  • 00:17:17.427 --> 00:17:20.464
  • Above all else, guard yourheart, for everything you
  • 00:17:20.530 --> 00:17:22.999
  • heart, for everything youdo flows from it."
  • 00:17:23.066 --> 00:17:26.369
  • do flows from it."I think this is scripture's way
  • 00:17:26.436 --> 00:17:28.538
  • I think this is scripture's wayof saying make sure that you
  • 00:17:28.605 --> 00:17:33.910
  • of saying make sure that youhave a say in who's
  • 00:17:33.977 --> 00:17:36.079
  • have a say in who'son the mic.
  • 00:17:36.146 --> 00:17:37.481
  • on the mic.Notice the phrase,
  • 00:17:37.547 --> 00:17:38.815
  • Notice the phrase,"Pay attention."
  • 00:17:38.882 --> 00:17:41.451
  • "Pay attention."Do you know that --
  • 00:17:41.518 --> 00:17:42.652
  • Do you know that --I've heard it said recently
  • 00:17:42.719 --> 00:17:44.221
  • I've heard it said recentlyand I tend to agree
  • 00:17:44.287 --> 00:17:45.288
  • and I tend to agreethat your greatest currency
  • 00:17:45.355 --> 00:17:47.591
  • that your greatest currencyand my greatest currency
  • 00:17:47.657 --> 00:17:48.725
  • and my greatest currencyright now is not the debit card
  • 00:17:48.792 --> 00:17:50.660
  • right now is not the debit cardin our wallet or the cash
  • 00:17:50.727 --> 00:17:52.462
  • in our wallet or the cashthat we have on hand.
  • 00:17:52.529 --> 00:17:53.797
  • that we have on hand.Our most valuable currency
  • 00:17:53.864 --> 00:17:55.499
  • Our most valuable currencyright now is our attention,
  • 00:17:55.565 --> 00:17:57.334
  • right now is our attention,because that's what people want.
  • 00:17:57.400 --> 00:17:59.069
  • because that's what people want.People want your click
  • 00:17:59.136 --> 00:18:00.871
  • People want your clickand they want your comment,
  • 00:18:00.937 --> 00:18:02.472
  • and they want your comment,because your click
  • 00:18:02.539 --> 00:18:03.240
  • because your clickand your comment put cash
  • 00:18:03.306 --> 00:18:04.808
  • and your comment put cashin their account.
  • 00:18:04.875 --> 00:18:06.176
  • in their account.So, when we give our attention
  • 00:18:06.243 --> 00:18:09.246
  • So, when we give our attentionto that mic, or to that mic,
  • 00:18:09.312 --> 00:18:11.515
  • to that mic, or to that mic,or to that mic, or to that mic,
  • 00:18:11.581 --> 00:18:13.550
  • or to that mic, or to that mic,we actually are paying
  • 00:18:13.617 --> 00:18:16.520
  • we actually are payingwith the currency
  • 00:18:16.586 --> 00:18:18.255
  • with the currencyof our attention a voice.
  • 00:18:18.321 --> 00:18:21.825
  • of our attention a voice.And if I could just say
  • 00:18:21.892 --> 00:18:23.193
  • And if I could just sayit this way, I know for me,
  • 00:18:23.260 --> 00:18:25.729
  • it this way, I know for me,I get what I pay for.
  • 00:18:25.795 --> 00:18:27.130
  • I get what I pay for.So, if I'm letting fear
  • 00:18:27.197 --> 00:18:28.632
  • So, if I'm letting fearon the mic and I'm paying
  • 00:18:28.698 --> 00:18:30.600
  • on the mic and I'm payingwith my attention to fear,
  • 00:18:30.667 --> 00:18:33.970
  • with my attention to fear,I'm paying with my time,
  • 00:18:34.037 --> 00:18:35.438
  • I'm paying with my time,I didn't just get the headline.
  • 00:18:35.505 --> 00:18:36.506
  • I didn't just get the headline.I read the whole article,
  • 00:18:36.573 --> 00:18:37.541
  • I read the whole article,and the other three articles,
  • 00:18:37.607 --> 00:18:38.675
  • and the other three articles,and the other two links,
  • 00:18:38.742 --> 00:18:39.976
  • and the other two links,and got involved with the panel
  • 00:18:40.043 --> 00:18:41.878
  • and got involved with the panelwhen the four experts came on,
  • 00:18:41.945 --> 00:18:43.446
  • when the four experts came on,and that guy said this,
  • 00:18:43.513 --> 00:18:44.748
  • and that guy said this,and this lady said that,
  • 00:18:44.814 --> 00:18:45.815
  • and this lady said that,and this other expert said that,
  • 00:18:45.882 --> 00:18:47.384
  • and this other expert said that,and then this guy came in,
  • 00:18:47.450 --> 00:18:48.451
  • and then this guy came in,and then they fought
  • 00:18:48.518 --> 00:18:49.052
  • and then they foughtwith each other,
  • 00:18:49.119 --> 00:18:49.753
  • with each other,and then they duked it out,
  • 00:18:49.819 --> 00:18:50.754
  • and then they duked it out,and then they took a commercial
  • 00:18:50.820 --> 00:18:52.222
  • and then they took a commercialbreak so they could pay
  • 00:18:52.289 --> 00:18:53.156
  • break so they could paysome people with my attention,
  • 00:18:53.223 --> 00:18:54.925
  • some people with my attention,and then they came back and they
  • 00:18:54.991 --> 00:18:57.460
  • and then they came back and theytook it into another story.
  • 00:18:57.527 --> 00:18:58.929
  • took it into another story.And I didn't just
  • 00:18:58.995 --> 00:18:59.763
  • And I didn't justget the headline.
  • 00:18:59.829 --> 00:19:01.064
  • get the headline.I got the whole deal.
  • 00:19:01.131 --> 00:19:04.401
  • I got the whole deal.And I've now paid 45 minutes
  • 00:19:04.467 --> 00:19:06.970
  • And I've now paid 45 minutesof my attention to put cash
  • 00:19:07.037 --> 00:19:09.673
  • of my attention to put cashinto their accounts,
  • 00:19:09.739 --> 00:19:12.042
  • into their accounts,and what I got for my 45 minutes
  • 00:19:12.108 --> 00:19:13.743
  • and what I got for my 45 minutesof attention was
  • 00:19:13.810 --> 00:19:14.678
  • of attention waswhat I paid for.
  • 00:19:14.744 --> 00:19:15.979
  • what I paid for.I got fear in my heart.
  • 00:19:16.046 --> 00:19:19.649
  • I got fear in my heart.I probably did not
  • 00:19:19.716 --> 00:19:20.483
  • I probably did notget a solution.
  • 00:19:20.550 --> 00:19:22.852
  • get a solution.I didn't get anything
  • 00:19:22.919 --> 00:19:23.787
  • I didn't get anythingthat caused me to feel
  • 00:19:23.853 --> 00:19:26.022
  • that caused me to feelconfident, necessarily.
  • 00:19:26.089 --> 00:19:27.991
  • confident, necessarily.I didn't get anything that
  • 00:19:28.058 --> 00:19:29.526
  • I didn't get anything thatwas gonna help me make
  • 00:19:29.593 --> 00:19:30.694
  • was gonna help me makea better decision.
  • 00:19:30.760 --> 00:19:32.629
  • a better decision.I just got unsettled.
  • 00:19:32.696 --> 00:19:34.864
  • I just got unsettled.I got frustrated.
  • 00:19:34.931 --> 00:19:36.299
  • I got frustrated.I got angry.
  • 00:19:36.366 --> 00:19:37.934
  • I got angry.And now, I've got a whole lot
  • 00:19:38.001 --> 00:19:40.170
  • And now, I've got a whole lotof what if's in my mind
  • 00:19:40.237 --> 00:19:41.805
  • of what if's in my mindthat I can now play out
  • 00:19:41.871 --> 00:19:43.707
  • that I can now play outinto all these future
  • 00:19:43.773 --> 00:19:45.609
  • into all these futureforecasts of scenarios,
  • 00:19:45.675 --> 00:19:47.911
  • forecasts of scenarios,80-90% of which are not
  • 00:19:47.978 --> 00:19:49.679
  • 80-90% of which are notactually gonna happen.
  • 00:19:49.746 --> 00:19:51.848
  • actually gonna happen.But they're gonna dominate
  • 00:19:51.915 --> 00:19:52.749
  • But they're gonna dominatemy days and dominate my nights.
  • 00:19:52.816 --> 00:19:55.085
  • my days and dominate my nights.And so, I wanna encourage you
  • 00:19:55.151 --> 00:19:56.953
  • And so, I wanna encourage youto learn how to train your ear
  • 00:19:57.020 --> 00:20:00.090
  • to learn how to train your earto the whisper of God,
  • 00:20:00.156 --> 00:20:02.125
  • to the whisper of God,because He's not gonna shout
  • 00:20:02.192 --> 00:20:03.326
  • because He's not gonna shoutover all that noise.
  • 00:20:03.393 --> 00:20:04.794
  • over all that noise.He's not gonna break into your
  • 00:20:04.861 --> 00:20:06.196
  • He's not gonna break into yourlittle circle of the six people
  • 00:20:06.263 --> 00:20:07.764
  • little circle of the six peopleand that one person that talks
  • 00:20:07.831 --> 00:20:08.965
  • and that one person that talksall the time and always
  • 00:20:09.032 --> 00:20:10.300
  • all the time and alwayshas the opinion,
  • 00:20:10.367 --> 00:20:11.401
  • has the opinion,and always telling everybody
  • 00:20:11.468 --> 00:20:12.335
  • and always telling everybodyhow it's gonna go.
  • 00:20:12.402 --> 00:20:13.403
  • how it's gonna go.He's not gonna come in and say,
  • 00:20:13.470 --> 00:20:14.537
  • He's not gonna come in and say,"No, no, no.
  • 00:20:14.604 --> 00:20:15.405
  • "No, no, no.It's me.
  • 00:20:15.472 --> 00:20:15.839
  • It's me.I'm talking."
  • 00:20:15.905 --> 00:20:17.607
  • I'm talking."No, He's gonna come through His
  • 00:20:17.674 --> 00:20:19.576
  • No, He's gonna come through Hisword and by His Spirit,
  • 00:20:19.643 --> 00:20:22.812
  • word and by His Spirit,and He's gonna keep speaking
  • 00:20:22.879 --> 00:20:24.014
  • and He's gonna keep speakingconfidently to you about things
  • 00:20:24.080 --> 00:20:26.683
  • confidently to you about thingsthat are true and dependable
  • 00:20:26.750 --> 00:20:28.818
  • that are true and dependablein the moment.
  • 00:20:28.885 --> 00:20:30.353
  • in the moment.He's not gonna say
  • 00:20:30.420 --> 00:20:30.954
  • He's not gonna saydon't be concerned
  • 00:20:31.021 --> 00:20:31.721
  • don't be concernedabout legitimate things.
  • 00:20:31.788 --> 00:20:33.590
  • about legitimate things.He's just gonna say
  • 00:20:33.657 --> 00:20:34.391
  • He's just gonna saywhat Jesus said.
  • 00:20:34.457 --> 00:20:35.558
  • what Jesus said.You can't add one single
  • 00:20:35.625 --> 00:20:37.193
  • You can't add one singlething to your life
  • 00:20:37.260 --> 00:20:38.395
  • thing to your lifeby worrying about tomorrow.
  • 00:20:38.461 --> 00:20:40.563
  • by worrying about tomorrow.The second thing that was
  • 00:20:40.630 --> 00:20:43.466
  • The second thing that wasimportant for Elijah
  • 00:20:43.533 --> 00:20:44.734
  • important for Elijahwas that God told him
  • 00:20:44.801 --> 00:20:45.602
  • was that God told himto go back the way he came.
  • 00:20:45.669 --> 00:20:48.638
  • to go back the way he came.And I just love that advice.
  • 00:20:48.705 --> 00:20:50.473
  • And I just love that advice.It's God saying to me today
  • 00:20:50.540 --> 00:20:51.775
  • It's God saying to me todayand saying to you today,
  • 00:20:51.841 --> 00:20:52.642
  • and saying to you today,"Just retrace your steps."
  • 00:20:52.709 --> 00:20:53.810
  • "Just retrace your steps."I know this looks like
  • 00:20:53.877 --> 00:20:55.111
  • I know this looks likeit's gonna fall apart,
  • 00:20:55.178 --> 00:20:57.147
  • it's gonna fall apart,so let's retrace our steps
  • 00:20:57.213 --> 00:20:59.082
  • so let's retrace our stepsand let's go back to a place
  • 00:20:59.149 --> 00:21:01.384
  • and let's go back to a placewhere we saw God come through.
  • 00:21:01.451 --> 00:21:04.220
  • where we saw God come through.Go back the way you came.
  • 00:21:04.287 --> 00:21:05.722
  • Go back the way you came.In other words,
  • 00:21:05.789 --> 00:21:06.389
  • In other words,remember what God has done.
  • 00:21:06.456 --> 00:21:07.724
  • remember what God has done.Go back to the places where
  • 00:21:07.791 --> 00:21:09.025
  • Go back to the places whereGod has come through.
  • 00:21:09.092 --> 00:21:10.593
  • God has come through.And I know for some of us,
  • 00:21:10.660 --> 00:21:11.928
  • And I know for some of us,you're like,
  • 00:21:11.995 --> 00:21:12.395
  • you're like,"I don't even remember
  • 00:21:12.462 --> 00:21:13.096
  • "I don't even rememberthe last time God came through,"
  • 00:21:13.163 --> 00:21:14.731
  • the last time God came through,"or, "I'm new to the story.
  • 00:21:14.798 --> 00:21:16.566
  • or, "I'm new to the story.I don't even know if God
  • 00:21:16.633 --> 00:21:17.934
  • I don't even know if Godcame through."
  • 00:21:18.001 --> 00:21:19.002
  • came through."Well, if nothing else --
  • 00:21:19.069 --> 00:21:20.503
  • Well, if nothing else --which we're not
  • 00:21:20.570 --> 00:21:21.304
  • which we're notin this position --
  • 00:21:21.371 --> 00:21:22.272
  • in this position --but if nothing else,
  • 00:21:22.339 --> 00:21:23.640
  • but if nothing else,we can all retrace
  • 00:21:23.707 --> 00:21:24.908
  • we can all retraceour steps to the cross,
  • 00:21:24.974 --> 00:21:27.344
  • our steps to the cross,and we can see in that moment,
  • 00:21:27.410 --> 00:21:29.012
  • and we can see in that moment,I can trust and depend on God.
  • 00:21:29.079 --> 00:21:31.214
  • I can trust and depend on God.Even when it looks like
  • 00:21:31.281 --> 00:21:32.582
  • Even when it looks likeeverything is at its worst,
  • 00:21:32.649 --> 00:21:36.286
  • everything is at its worst,God is still good.
  • 00:21:36.353 --> 00:21:39.255
  • God is still good.But you don't have
  • 00:21:39.322 --> 00:21:39.823
  • But you don't haveto go that far.
  • 00:21:39.889 --> 00:21:41.091
  • to go that far.Just retrace your steps,
  • 00:21:41.157 --> 00:21:42.492
  • Just retrace your steps,like Elijah.
  • 00:21:42.559 --> 00:21:43.293
  • like Elijah.Just go back to yesterday.
  • 00:21:43.360 --> 00:21:44.394
  • Just go back to yesterday.Go back to 40 days
  • 00:21:44.461 --> 00:21:46.029
  • Go back to 40 daysplus a few ago.
  • 00:21:46.096 --> 00:21:47.364
  • plus a few ago.Go back to Mount Carmel.
  • 00:21:47.430 --> 00:21:49.699
  • Go back to Mount Carmel.Go back to the day you
  • 00:21:49.766 --> 00:21:51.234
  • Go back to the day yououtran the chariot.
  • 00:21:51.301 --> 00:21:52.469
  • outran the chariot.Go back to the moment
  • 00:21:52.535 --> 00:21:53.937
  • Go back to the momentand remember
  • 00:21:54.003 --> 00:21:55.238
  • and rememberthe faithfulness of God.
  • 00:21:55.305 --> 00:21:57.741
  • the faithfulness of God.Remember the last time
  • 00:21:57.807 --> 00:21:58.808
  • Remember the last timeHe came through.
  • 00:21:58.875 --> 00:21:59.676
  • He came through.Remember that time
  • 00:21:59.743 --> 00:22:00.643
  • Remember that timethat angel woke you up
  • 00:22:00.710 --> 00:22:01.811
  • that angel woke you upunder the broom tree,
  • 00:22:01.878 --> 00:22:02.879
  • under the broom tree,and there was a fire of coals
  • 00:22:02.946 --> 00:22:04.280
  • and there was a fire of coalsand a fresh cake of bread on it,
  • 00:22:04.347 --> 00:22:06.816
  • and a fresh cake of bread on it,and a jar of water?
  • 00:22:06.883 --> 00:22:07.884
  • and a jar of water?Remember that?
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  • Remember that?Great.
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  • Great.Let's go back there.
  • 00:22:09.319 --> 00:22:10.653
  • Let's go back there.Let's go back there.
  • 00:22:10.720 --> 00:22:11.721
  • Let's go back there.And when we get there,
  • 00:22:11.788 --> 00:22:12.522
  • And when we get there,let's go, "Wow.
  • 00:22:12.589 --> 00:22:13.456
  • let's go, "Wow.I was ready to give up
  • 00:22:13.523 --> 00:22:14.824
  • I was ready to give upand lay down and die,
  • 00:22:14.891 --> 00:22:15.925
  • and lay down and die,but God came and cooked a meal,
  • 00:22:15.992 --> 00:22:17.761
  • but God came and cooked a meal,and provided nourishment for me,
  • 00:22:17.827 --> 00:22:19.896
  • and provided nourishment for me,so that I could continue
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  • so that I could continueon the purposes and plans."
  • 00:22:21.064 --> 00:22:23.366
  • on the purposes and plans."The third thing that I wanna
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  • The third thing that I wannaencourage us to do when fear
  • 00:22:24.801 --> 00:22:27.203
  • encourage us to do when feargets on the mic
  • 00:22:27.270 --> 00:22:28.505
  • gets on the micis to anchor our hearts
  • 00:22:28.571 --> 00:22:30.039
  • is to anchor our heartsin a defiant belief
  • 00:22:30.106 --> 00:22:31.574
  • in a defiant beliefthat the spirit of Jezebel
  • 00:22:31.641 --> 00:22:33.543
  • that the spirit of Jezebelis wrong.
  • 00:22:33.610 --> 00:22:34.177
  • In other words, to anchor
  • 00:22:36.613 --> 00:22:39.182
  • In other words, to anchorin to a confidence in God
  • 00:22:39.249 --> 00:22:42.952
  • in to a confidence in Godthat leads us to believe
  • 00:22:43.019 --> 00:22:45.088
  • that leads us to believethat when Jezebel says,
  • 00:22:45.155 --> 00:22:46.589
  • that when Jezebel says,"In 24 hours, you will be
  • 00:22:46.656 --> 00:22:48.291
  • "In 24 hours, you will belike one of them,"
  • 00:22:48.358 --> 00:22:49.726
  • like one of them,"she's wrong.
  • 00:22:49.793 --> 00:22:51.361
  • And I think that leads
  • 00:22:54.230 --> 00:22:55.298
  • And I think that leadsto a confident humility,
  • 00:22:55.365 --> 00:22:58.701
  • to a confident humility,both together.
  • 00:22:58.768 --> 00:23:00.537
  • both together.Both tethered together.
  • 00:23:00.603 --> 00:23:03.106
  • Both tethered together.It puts me on my knees to say,
  • 00:23:03.173 --> 00:23:04.941
  • It puts me on my knees to say,"God, I just wanna bow down
  • 00:23:05.008 --> 00:23:06.342
  • "God, I just wanna bow downlow before you,
  • 00:23:06.409 --> 00:23:07.377
  • low before you,because all manner of darkness
  • 00:23:07.444 --> 00:23:09.345
  • because all manner of darknessis against me right now,
  • 00:23:09.412 --> 00:23:10.647
  • is against me right now,and the voice of fear
  • 00:23:10.713 --> 00:23:11.848
  • and the voice of fearis trying to destroy me
  • 00:23:11.915 --> 00:23:13.483
  • is trying to destroy meand get me to fold.
  • 00:23:13.550 --> 00:23:14.684
  • and get me to fold.So I bow low before you,
  • 00:23:14.751 --> 00:23:17.086
  • So I bow low before you,because there
  • 00:23:17.153 --> 00:23:17.654
  • because thereis a powerful enemy,
  • 00:23:17.720 --> 00:23:20.757
  • is a powerful enemy,but I rise confident in my God.
  • 00:23:20.824 --> 00:23:24.561
  • but I rise confident in my God.And I am gonna step forward
  • 00:23:24.627 --> 00:23:27.230
  • And I am gonna step forwardin the confidence
  • 00:23:27.297 --> 00:23:29.265
  • in the confidencethat the spirit,
  • 00:23:29.332 --> 00:23:30.433
  • that the spirit,the voice of the darkness,
  • 00:23:30.500 --> 00:23:32.902
  • the voice of the darkness,that spirit that says,
  • 00:23:32.969 --> 00:23:35.004
  • that spirit that says,'You're not gonna make it.'"
  • 00:23:35.071 --> 00:23:37.273
  • 'You're not gonna make it.'"Have you heard that spirit?
  • 00:23:37.340 --> 00:23:39.108
  • Have you heard that spirit?You might as well cash it in.
  • 00:23:39.175 --> 00:23:40.844
  • You might as well cash it in.You might as well flee
  • 00:23:40.910 --> 00:23:42.045
  • You might as well fleeto the desert.
  • 00:23:42.111 --> 00:23:43.079
  • to the desert.You might as well
  • 00:23:43.146 --> 00:23:43.813
  • You might as wellfold altogether,
  • 00:23:43.880 --> 00:23:45.114
  • fold altogether,cause you're not gonna make it.
  • 00:23:45.181 --> 00:23:46.716
  • cause you're not gonna make it.Your thing isn't gonna survive.
  • 00:23:46.783 --> 00:23:48.952
  • Your thing isn't gonna survive.Your outcome is gonna
  • 00:23:49.018 --> 00:23:50.720
  • Your outcome is gonnabe disastrous.
  • 00:23:50.787 --> 00:23:52.255
  • be disastrous.And for you to be able to have
  • 00:23:52.322 --> 00:23:53.256
  • And for you to be able to havethat anchored hope in the God
  • 00:23:53.323 --> 00:23:55.692
  • that anchored hope in the Godof the ages, it says,
  • 00:23:55.758 --> 00:23:56.926
  • of the ages, it says,"I don't believe it.
  • 00:23:56.993 --> 00:24:00.430
  • "I don't believe it.I don't buy that narrative.
  • 00:24:00.497 --> 00:24:04.100
  • I don't buy that narrative.My God, He writes
  • 00:24:04.167 --> 00:24:05.068
  • My God, He writesthe days of my life.
  • 00:24:05.134 --> 00:24:07.270
  • the days of my life.And if He's written that
  • 00:24:07.337 --> 00:24:08.071
  • And if He's written thatby the end of 24 hours
  • 00:24:08.137 --> 00:24:09.272
  • by the end of 24 hoursI won't be here anymore,
  • 00:24:09.339 --> 00:24:10.540
  • I won't be here anymore,I won't be here anymore.
  • 00:24:10.607 --> 00:24:11.908
  • I won't be here anymore.But whatever you're saying,
  • 00:24:11.975 --> 00:24:13.510
  • But whatever you're saying,I don't put any stock
  • 00:24:13.576 --> 00:24:14.377
  • I don't put any stockor any weight in that."
  • 00:24:14.444 --> 00:24:16.179
  • or any weight in that."And then the fourth thing
  • 00:24:16.246 --> 00:24:18.915
  • And then the fourth thingis that you and I need
  • 00:24:18.982 --> 00:24:19.816
  • is that you and I needto proactively engage
  • 00:24:19.883 --> 00:24:22.986
  • to proactively engagewith our assignment.
  • 00:24:23.052 --> 00:24:24.687
  • with our assignment.That's how you get
  • 00:24:24.754 --> 00:24:25.421
  • That's how you getfear off the mic.
  • 00:24:25.488 --> 00:24:27.757
  • fear off the mic.A, you get that gentle
  • 00:24:27.824 --> 00:24:29.058
  • A, you get that gentlewhisper on the mic.
  • 00:24:29.125 --> 00:24:30.827
  • whisper on the mic.You get God reminding you,
  • 00:24:30.894 --> 00:24:31.961
  • You get God reminding you,"Go back the way you came."
  • 00:24:32.028 --> 00:24:33.062
  • "Go back the way you came."You get God reminding you,
  • 00:24:33.129 --> 00:24:34.497
  • You get God reminding you,"Look at all the places where
  • 00:24:34.564 --> 00:24:35.732
  • "Look at all the places whereI've come through for you."
  • 00:24:35.798 --> 00:24:36.900
  • I've come through for you."You get God reminding
  • 00:24:36.966 --> 00:24:37.834
  • You get God remindingyou where there was a cake
  • 00:24:37.901 --> 00:24:39.435
  • you where there was a cakeand a jar of water.
  • 00:24:39.502 --> 00:24:41.004
  • and a jar of water.You get God reminding
  • 00:24:41.070 --> 00:24:42.038
  • You get God remindingyou that He's greater,
  • 00:24:42.105 --> 00:24:43.773
  • you that He's greater,and that the one that's in you
  • 00:24:43.840 --> 00:24:45.174
  • and that the one that's in youis greater than the one
  • 00:24:45.241 --> 00:24:46.309
  • is greater than the onethat's in the world.
  • 00:24:46.376 --> 00:24:47.911
  • that's in the world.But at the end of the day,
  • 00:24:47.977 --> 00:24:48.945
  • But at the end of the day,the way fear gets off
  • 00:24:49.012 --> 00:24:50.179
  • the way fear gets offthe mic is when you proactively
  • 00:24:50.246 --> 00:24:53.583
  • the mic is when you proactivelymove back into the assignment
  • 00:24:53.650 --> 00:24:55.251
  • move back into the assignmentthat God has given you.
  • 00:24:55.318 --> 00:24:57.053
  • that God has given you.And the way that you can push
  • 00:24:57.120 --> 00:24:58.588
  • And the way that you can pushaway the fear of losing
  • 00:24:58.655 --> 00:25:00.523
  • away the fear of losingyour life is to reengage
  • 00:25:00.590 --> 00:25:02.458
  • your life is to reengagewith the assignments
  • 00:25:02.525 --> 00:25:03.927
  • with the assignmentsthat are gonna bring life
  • 00:25:03.993 --> 00:25:04.727
  • that are gonna bring lifeto others around you.
  • 00:25:04.794 --> 00:25:06.195
  • to others around you.And some of us today,
  • 00:25:06.262 --> 00:25:07.864
  • And some of us today,I just believe this message
  • 00:25:07.931 --> 00:25:09.332
  • I just believe this messageis telegraphed to people today.
  • 00:25:09.399 --> 00:25:11.801
  • is telegraphed to people today.I don't know who you are.
  • 00:25:11.868 --> 00:25:13.069
  • I don't know who you are.I don't know what your exact
  • 00:25:13.136 --> 00:25:14.337
  • I don't know what your exactcircumstance and situation is,
  • 00:25:14.404 --> 00:25:16.205
  • circumstance and situation is,but I know God called
  • 00:25:16.272 --> 00:25:17.473
  • but I know God calledyou to something.
  • 00:25:17.540 --> 00:25:18.308
  • you to something.He has assigned you for things.
  • 00:25:18.374 --> 00:25:20.043
  • He has assigned you for things.He has set you in motion
  • 00:25:20.109 --> 00:25:21.611
  • He has set you in motionto be a part of His
  • 00:25:21.678 --> 00:25:22.812
  • to be a part of Hiskingdom agenda,
  • 00:25:22.879 --> 00:25:23.980
  • kingdom agenda,and you are paralyzed right now.
  • 00:25:24.047 --> 00:25:26.115
  • and you are paralyzed right now.You are immobilized by fear.
  • 00:25:26.182 --> 00:25:28.318
  • You are immobilized by fear.You haven't stepped out into
  • 00:25:28.384 --> 00:25:29.586
  • You haven't stepped out intowhat God put on your life
  • 00:25:29.652 --> 00:25:30.720
  • what God put on your lifein a long time
  • 00:25:30.787 --> 00:25:31.854
  • in a long timebecause you are paralyzed
  • 00:25:31.921 --> 00:25:33.623
  • because you are paralyzedand immobilized,
  • 00:25:33.690 --> 00:25:35.091
  • and immobilized,because fear is hogging the mic,
  • 00:25:35.158 --> 00:25:37.427
  • because fear is hogging the mic,and fear is telling you,
  • 00:25:37.493 --> 00:25:38.928
  • and fear is telling you,you can't, and you won't,
  • 00:25:38.995 --> 00:25:40.697
  • you can't, and you won't,and you're not going to.
  • 00:25:40.763 --> 00:25:42.231
  • and you're not going to.And you've listened to so much
  • 00:25:42.298 --> 00:25:44.067
  • And you've listened to so muchof it and forecast so many
  • 00:25:44.133 --> 00:25:45.835
  • of it and forecast so manydisastrous scenarios
  • 00:25:45.902 --> 00:25:48.004
  • disastrous scenariosthat you found the safest
  • 00:25:48.071 --> 00:25:49.339
  • that you found the safestplace you could under whatever
  • 00:25:49.405 --> 00:25:51.307
  • place you could under whatevertree you could get under,
  • 00:25:51.374 --> 00:25:53.242
  • tree you could get under,and to get out of the scene,
  • 00:25:53.309 --> 00:25:54.811
  • and to get out of the scene,out of the story,
  • 00:25:54.877 --> 00:25:56.012
  • out of the story,out of your calling,
  • 00:25:56.079 --> 00:25:57.380
  • out of your calling,and out of the fray.
  • 00:25:57.447 --> 00:25:58.748
  • and out of the fray.And God is saying to you today,
  • 00:25:58.815 --> 00:26:00.116
  • And God is saying to you today,"I need you to get
  • 00:26:00.183 --> 00:26:00.750
  • "I need you to getback in the game.
  • 00:26:00.817 --> 00:26:02.852
  • back in the game.I need you to get
  • 00:26:02.919 --> 00:26:03.820
  • I need you to getback in the race.
  • 00:26:03.886 --> 00:26:05.288
  • back in the race.I need you to do what I
  • 00:26:05.355 --> 00:26:08.257
  • I need you to do what Ihave assigned you to do."
  • 00:26:08.324 --> 00:26:12.695
  • have assigned you to do."And as we go, it doesn't mean
  • 00:26:12.762 --> 00:26:15.999
  • And as we go, it doesn't meanthat the spirit of Jezebel
  • 00:26:16.065 --> 00:26:18.034
  • that the spirit of Jezebelis gonna fold.
  • 00:26:18.101 --> 00:26:20.403
  • is gonna fold.It just means that we're
  • 00:26:20.470 --> 00:26:22.305
  • It just means that we'regonna be preoccupied by
  • 00:26:22.372 --> 00:26:24.240
  • gonna be preoccupied bytrusting God to do the thing
  • 00:26:24.307 --> 00:26:26.009
  • trusting God to do the thingHe's called us to do,
  • 00:26:26.075 --> 00:26:29.245
  • He's called us to do,and we're gonna be satisfied
  • 00:26:29.312 --> 00:26:30.780
  • and we're gonna be satisfiedby watching God come through
  • 00:26:30.847 --> 00:26:33.516
  • by watching God come throughon His calling for our lives.
  • 00:26:33.583 --> 00:26:38.755
  • on His calling for our lives.For so many of us right now,
  • 00:26:38.821 --> 00:26:40.123
  • For so many of us right now,fear's on the mic.
  • 00:26:40.189 --> 00:26:43.626
  • fear's on the mic.I'm so glad that right now,
  • 00:26:43.693 --> 00:26:45.762
  • I'm so glad that right now,and in all the right nows
  • 00:26:45.828 --> 00:26:48.131
  • and in all the right nowsof today and all the right
  • 00:26:48.197 --> 00:26:49.599
  • of today and all the rightnows of tomorrow,
  • 00:26:49.666 --> 00:26:51.868
  • nows of tomorrow,that you and I had the
  • 00:26:51.934 --> 00:26:52.669
  • that you and I had theopportunity to let that gentle
  • 00:26:52.735 --> 00:26:57.006
  • opportunity to let that gentlewhisper be on the mic.
  • 00:26:57.073 --> 00:27:02.078
  • whisper be on the mic.And I believe that whisper
  • 00:27:02.145 --> 00:27:03.112
  • And I believe that whisperis on your mic right now.
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