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February 2, 2021
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Everyone wants to live a life that transcends the ordinary. Today we are going to begin our study of one of the most remarkable characters in all of the Bible. Elijah discovered seven secrets for living a truly extraordinary and spiritually significant life.

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  • ♪ MUSIC
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  • [ANNOUNCER] FROM THE PULPIT
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  • OF THE FIRST BAPTISTCHURCH OF DALLAS, TEXAS,
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  • THIS IS PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
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  • ♪ MUSIC
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  • HI, I'M ROBERT JEFFRESS.
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  • WELCOME AGAIN TOPATHWAY TO VICTORY.
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  • SOME DAYS WE FEEL CAUGHTIN THE DOLDRUMS OF LIFE,
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  • WAITING FOR SOMETHINGEXCITING TO COME ALONG,
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  • BUT YOU DON'T HAVETO WAIT FOREVER
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  • TO EXPERIENCE GOD'S BLESSING.
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  • EVERYONE AND THAT INCLUDES YOU
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  • CAN HAVE AN EXTRAORDINARYLIFE RIGHT NOW.
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  • TODAY, I'M GOING TO OUTLINESEVEN BIBLICAL PRINCIPLES
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  • FOR EXPERIENCING SIGNIFICANCEAND SUCCESS IN LIFE.
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  • MY MESSAGE IS TITLED "CHOOSINGTHE EXTRAORDINARY LIFE"
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  • ON TODAY'S EDITION OFPATHWAY TO VICTORY.
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  • ♪ OH-OH-OH
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  • ♪ OH-OH-OH
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  • ♪ OH-OH,
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  • ♪ OH-OH
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  • ♪ AH, AH, AH
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  • ♪ AH, AH, AH
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  • ♪ AH, AH, AH
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  • ♪ MUSIC
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  • ♪ MANY ARE THEY INCREASED
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  • ♪ THAT TROUBLE ME
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  • ♪ MANY ARE THEY THAT RISE UP
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  • ♪ AGAINST ME
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  • ♪ MANY THERE BE WHICH SAY
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  • ♪ OF MY SOUL
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  • ♪ THERE IS NO HELP
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  • ♪ FOR HIM IN GOD
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  • ♪ BUT THOU, OH LORD
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  • ♪ ARE A SHIELD FOR ME
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  • ♪ MY GLORY AND THE LIFTER
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  • ♪ OF MY HEAD
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  • ♪ THOU, OH LORD
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  • ♪ ARE A SHIELD FOR ME
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  • ♪ MY GLORY AND THE LIFTER
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  • ♪ OF MY HEAD
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  • ♪ MUSIC
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  • ♪ FOR THOU OH LORD
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  • ♪ ARE A SHIELD FOR ME
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  • ♪ MY GLORY AND THE LIFTER
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  • ♪ OF MY HEAD
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  • ♪ FOR THOU OH LORD
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  • ♪ ARE A SHIELD FOR ME
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  • ♪ MY GLORY AND THE LIFTER
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  • ♪ OF MY HEAD
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  • ♪ FOR THOU OH LORD
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  • ♪ ARE A SHIELD FOR ME
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  • ♪ MY GLORY AND THE LIFTER
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  • ♪ OF MY HEAD
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  • ♪ MUSIC
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  • ♪ FOR THOU OH LORD
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  • ♪ ARE A SHIELD FOR ME
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  • ♪ MY GLORY
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  • ♪ AND THE LIFTER
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  • ♪ OF MY HEAD
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  • ♪ MUSIC
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  • ♪ OF MY HEAD
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  • ♪ MUSIC
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  • (CONGREGATION CLAPPING)
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  • [ANNOUNCER] LIFE IS RICH
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  • WHEN IT'S FILLED WITHPURPOSE AND MEANING.
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  • ALL OF US LONG FOR SUCCESS,SIGNIFICANCE AND SATISFACTION.
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  • BUT THE REAL QUESTIONIS, HOW DO WE GET THERE?
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  • IN HIS BEST-SELLING BOOK,"CHOOSING THE
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  • EXTRAORDINARY LIFE," DR. ROBERTJEFFRESS OUTLINES SEVEN BIBLICAL
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  • PRINCIPLES FOR TRANSFORMING ANORDINARY EXISTENCE
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  • INTO AN EXTRAORDINARY LIFE.
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  • NO MATTER WHAT YOURAGE OR STAGE OF LIFE,
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  • GOD CAN USE YOU TODO GREAT THINGS.
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  • REQUEST YOUR COPY OF "CHOOSINGTHE EXTRAORDINARY LIFE"
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  • WHEN YOU GIVE A GENEROUSGIFT TO PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
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  • ♪ MUSIC
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  • ELIJAH WAS AMAN OF PASSION
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  • SECONDLY, HE WAS A MAN OFPURPOSE.
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  • HE WAS A MAN OF PURPOSE
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  • AND ELIJAH UNDERSTOOD HEHAD ONE REASON FOR LIVING,
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  • AND THAT WAS TO MAKE GOD KNOWN
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  • TO AS MANY PEOPLE AS POSSIBLE.
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  • IN FACT, YOU FIND THATIN HIS NAME, ELIJAH,
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  • THE NAME ELIJAH THAT HISPARENTS BESTOWED UPON HIM,
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  • LITERALLY MEANS YAHWEH IS GOD.
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  • YAHWEH IS GOD.
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  • I'M GONNA TALK ABOUTTHAT MORE NEXT WEEK,
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  • BUT JUST IMAGINE GROWING UP
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  • AND HEARING YOUR NAMEBEING YAHWEH IS GOD.
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  • DON'T YOU THINK THATWOULD HAVE A LOT TO DO
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  • WITH KNOWING YOURPURPOSE IN LIFE?
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  • PARENTS DON'T UNDERESTIMATE
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  • THE IMPACT YOU HAVEON YOUR CHILDREN
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  • AND ENVISIONING FORTHEM THROUGH THEIR NAME
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  • AND THROUGH WHAT YOU TELL THEM
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  • AND THE GIFTS YOUPOINT OUT IN THEM,
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  • WHAT THEIR PURPOSE IN LIFE IS.
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  • ELIJAH WAS A GREATMAN OF PURPOSE.
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  • AND BECAUSE HE KNEWWHAT HIS PURPOSE WAS,
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  • IT GAVE HIM GREAT COURAGE.
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  • HE DIDN'T FEAR ANYONE, NOTSOME WICKED KING OR HIS WIFE,
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  • HE DIDN'T FEAR ANYONE BECAUSEHE KNEW HE SERVED THE LORD.
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  • YOU KNOW, KNOWING YOUR PURPOSE
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  • CAN GIVE YOU A GREATPURPOSE IN YOUR LIFE.
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  • JESUS SAID IN MATTHEW 10:28,
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  • "DON'T FEAR THOSEWHO KILL THE BODY,
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  • BUT ARE UNABLE TO KILL THE SOUL.
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  • BUT RATHER FEAR HIMWHO IS ABLE TO DESTROY
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  • BOTH SOUL AND BODY IN HELL."
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  • ELIJAH LIVED HIS LIFEFOR AN AUDIENCE OF ONE.
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  • HE WAS A MAN OF PURPOSE.
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  • THIRDLY, ELIJAH WASA MAN OF PRAYER.
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  • THAT'S ONE OF THE GREAT SECRETSOF HIS EXTRAORDINARY LIFE.
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  • IN JAMES 5, THE HALFBROTHER OF JESUS SAID,
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  • "THE EFFECTIVE PRAYEROF A RIGHTEOUS MAN
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  • ACCOMPLISHES MUCH."
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  • THAT'S JAMES 5:16,
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  • BUT THEN IN THE NEXT VERSE TOILLUSTRATE AN EFFECTIVE MAN,
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  • A RIGHTEOUS MAN WHO ACCOMPLISHESMUCH THROUGH PRAYER,
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  • HE USES ELIJAH AS THE EXAMPLE.
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  • LOOK AT VERSES 17AND 18 OF JAMES 5.
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  • "ELIJAH WAS A MAN WITHA NATURE LIKE OURS,
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  • AND HE PRAYED EARNESTLYTHAT IT MIGHT NOT RAIN
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  • AND IT DIDN'T RAIN ON EARTHFOR THREE YEARS AND SIX MONTHS.
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  • AND HE PRAYED AGAIN,AND THE SKY POURED RAIN,
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  • AND THE EARTHPRODUCED ITS FRUIT."
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  • THE KEY PHRASE ISHE PRAYED EARNESTLY.
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  • WHAT DOES IT MEANTO PRAY EARNESTLY?
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  • IT DOESN'T MEAN YOU SQUEEZEYOUR FOLDED HANDS SO TIGHT
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  • THAT THE BLOODDRAINS OUT OF THEM.
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  • THAT'S NOT WHAT IT MEANS.
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  • LITERALLY IN GREEK, ITSAYS HE PRAYED WITH PRAYER.
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  • IN OTHER WORDS, PRAYER WAS AREGULAR PART OF ELIJAH'S LIFE.
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  • YOU KNOW,1 THESSALONIANS 5:17 SAYS,
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  • "WE ARE TO PRAYWITHOUT CEASING."
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  • LITERALLY THAT PHRASEWITHOUT CEASING MEANS,
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  • WITH THE FREQUENCYOF A HACKING COUGH.
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  • HAVE YOU EVER HAD ONEOF THOSE HACKING COUGHS?
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  • YOU JUST COULDN'T SUPPRESSNO MATTER HOW HARD YOU TRIED,
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  • YOU'D BE SOMEPLACE INA MEETING OR IN CLASS,
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  • YOU'D TRY, THAT OLD TICKLECOMES INTO YOUR THROAT,
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  • YOU TRY TO SUPPRESS IT,YOU JUST CAN'T DO IT.
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  • THE BIBLE SAYS THAT'SHOW WE'RE TO PRAY.
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  • WE'RE JUST TO KEEP ON PRAYING.
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  • JUST LIKE BREATHING, NOBODYHAS TO TELL YOU TO BREATHE.
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  • DO THEY? THAT COMES NATURALLY.
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  • THAT WAS ELIJAH.
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  • PRAYING WAS AS NATURALFOR HIM AS BREATHING WAS,
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  • AND THAT'S ONE REASONTHAT GOD USED HIM
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  • IN SUCH A POWERFUL WAY.
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  • PASSION, PURPOSE, PRAYER.
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  • THOSE WERE THE FOUNDATION STONES
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  • OF ELIJAH'S LIFE AND MINISTRY.
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  • AND FROM THOSE THREEFOUNDATION STONES,
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  • I'VE DISCOVERED WHAT ICALL ELIJAH'S SEVEN SECRETS
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  • FOR SPIRITUAL SIGNIFICANCE.
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  • AS I'VE SPENT THE LAST TWO YEARS
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  • STUDYING THE LIFE OF ELIJAH,
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  • I'VE UNCOVERED SEVENCHOICES ELIJAH MADE
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  • BUILT ON THOSE THREEFOUNDATION STONES
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  • THAT REALLY UNLOCK FOR ALL OF US
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  • THE SECRET FOR BEING SUCCESSFUL,
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  • SPIRITUALLY SUCCESSFUL IN LIFE.
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  • CONSIDER THIS FINALPORTION OF THE MESSAGE
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  • A PREVIEW OF COMING ATTRACTIONS,
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  • BECAUSE THESE ARETHE SEVEN SECRETS
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  • WE'RE GOING TO EXPLORE IN GREATDETAIL IN THE WEEKS AHEAD.
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  • DO YOU WANNA HAVE ANEXTRAORDINARY LIFE?
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  • IT ALL BEGIN, FIRST OFALL, WITH DISCOVERING
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  • YOUR UNIQUE PURPOSE IN LIFE.
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  • DISCOVERING YOURUNIQUE PURPOSE IN LIFE,
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  • ALL OF US HAVE THESAME PURPOSE GENERALLY,
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  • WE WERE CREATED TO GLORIFY GOD,
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  • TO CAUSE PEOPLE TO WANNA TURNTO WORSHIP THE ONE TRUE GOD.
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  • THAT'S OUR GENERAL PURPOSE
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  • BUT GOD HAS ALSO GIVENUS A UNIQUE PURPOSE.
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  • HE'S MADE YOU UNIQUELYWITH CERTAIN GIFTS,
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  • CERTAIN ABILITIES,CERTAIN INTERESTS,
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  • AS YOUR CREATIVE WAY TOFULFILL GOD'S ULTIMATE PURPOSE.
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  • NEXT TIME WE'RE GONNA DISCOVER
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  • HOW ELIJAH DISCOVEREDHIS UNIQUE PURPOSE,
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  • AND TWO QUESTIONSYOU CAN ASK YOURSELF
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  • THAT WILL HELP YOU DISCOVER
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  • YOUR UNIQUE PLACE IN GOD'S PLAN.
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  • SECONDLY, SPIRITUALLYSIGNIFICANT PEOPLE
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  • DETERMINE TO INFLUENCETHEIR CULTURE.
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  • THEY DETERMINE TOINFLUENCE THEIR CULTURE.
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  • YOU KNOW ELIJAH COULDHAVE VERY EASILY SAID,
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  • WELL I'M THE ONLYRIGHTEOUS PERSON HERE.
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  • I'M GONNA GO HUDDLE WITHTHOSE OTHER A HUNDRED PROPHETS
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  • HIDING IN A CAVE SOMEWHERE,
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  • AND WE'LL JUST WAITFOR THE END TO COME.
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  • NO, THAT WASN'T ANOPTION FOR ELIJAH.
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  • ELIJAH KNEW, GODHAD RAISED HIM UP
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  • TO CHANGE THE CULTUREOF HIS COUNTRY,
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  • TO TURN HIS COUNTRY TOWARD GOD.
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  • YOU KNOW, THERE IS STRANGETEACHING OUT THERE TODAY
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  • AMONG MANY CHRISTIANSWHO ARE SAYING
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  • AS CHRISTIANS WE SHOULDN'TTRY TO INFLUENCE OUR CULTURE.
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  • WE SHOULDN'T EVENSPEAK TO OUR CULTURE.
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  • IF WE'RE TALKING TO ANON-CHRISTIAN CULTURE,
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  • THE ONLY THING WE HAVE THE RIGHT
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  • TO TALK TO NON-CHRISTIANS ABOUT,
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  • IS THEIR NEED FORJESUS CHRIST AS SAVIOR.
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  • THEY'VE EVEN COME UP WITHA PHILOSOPHY FOR THIS,
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  • IT'S CALLED THE BENEDICT OPTION,
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  • WHERE TO FOLLOW THE EXAMPLEOF SOME CATHOLIC PRIEST,
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  • SAINT BENEDICT,
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  • WHO BASICALLY GOT IN A HOLYHUDDLE WITH HIS FOLLOWERS,
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  • DECIDED TO ISOLATETHEMSELVES FROM THEIR CULTURE
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  • AND JUST ENCOURAGE ONEANOTHER UNTIL THE END CAME.
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  • THERE'S A WHOLE STRAINOF EVANGELICAL CHRISTIANS
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  • WHO ARE FOLLOWINGTHAT KIND OF NONSENSE.
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  • THANK GOD ELIJAH DIDN'T DO THAT.
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  • ELIJAH DIDN'T ISOLATE HIMSELFFROM THE KING AND THE QUEEN
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  • EVEN THOUGH THEY WEREUNGODLY FOLLOWERS OF BAAL,
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  • ELIJAH CONFRONTED THEM.
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  • AND WHEN HE CONFRONTED THEM,
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  • HE DIDN'T JUST SHARE THEFOUR SPIRITUAL LAWS WITH THEM
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  • ABOUT HOW TO BECOME A CHRISTIAN.
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  • HE SAID, "WHAT YOUARE DOING IS WRONG.
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  • IT'S AN OFFENSETO ALMIGHTY GOD."
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  • AND TODAY WE NEED MEN ANDWOMEN, BOYS AND GIRLS,
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  • FOLLOWERS OF GOD WHO WILLHAVE THE COURAGE TO STAND UP
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  • AND CONFRONT AN UNGODLYCULTURE AND UNGODLY LEADERS
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  • AND SAY WITHOUTSTUTTERING OR STAMMERING,
  • 00:11:56.729 --> 00:11:58.898
  • "THUS SAYETH THE LORD."
  • 00:11:58.931 --> 00:12:01.267
  • GOD HAS CALLED US TOINFLUENCE OUR CULTURE
  • 00:12:01.300 --> 00:12:04.370
  • NOT TO ISOLATEOURSELVES FROM IT.
  • 00:12:04.403 --> 00:12:06.305
  • (CONGREGATION CLAPPING)
  • 00:12:06.338 --> 00:12:07.273
  • ELIJAH UNDERSTOOD THAT.
  • 00:12:07.306 --> 00:12:09.608
  • ELIJAH UNDERSTOOD THAT. WENEED TO UNDERSTAND THAT.
  • 00:12:09.642 --> 00:12:12.912
  • THIRDLY, ELIJAH WAITEDON GOD'S TIMING.
  • 00:12:12.945 --> 00:12:17.116
  • IF YOU'RE GONNA BESIGNIFICANT IN LIFE,
  • 00:12:17.149 --> 00:12:18.784
  • YOU NEED TO LEARN TOWAIT ON GOD'S TIMING.
  • 00:12:18.818 --> 00:12:21.954
  • WE DON'T LIKE TO WAIT. DO WE?
  • 00:12:21.987 --> 00:12:23.823
  • IT DOESN'T MATTERHOW OLD WE ARE,
  • 00:12:23.856 --> 00:12:25.090
  • HOW EXPERIENCED WEARE IN THE FAITH,
  • 00:12:25.124 --> 00:12:26.926
  • WE DON'T LIKE WAITING,
  • 00:12:26.959 --> 00:12:29.061
  • BUT WE HAVE TO LEARNTO WAIT, ELIJAH DID.
  • 00:12:29.094 --> 00:12:31.664
  • AFTER HE APPEARED ON THESCENE BEFORE AHAB AND JEZEBEL
  • 00:12:31.697 --> 00:12:34.733
  • IN 1 KINGS 17:1,IMMEDIATELY AFTER THAT,
  • 00:12:34.767 --> 00:12:37.703
  • GOD PUT HIM AWAY, HEHID HIM FOR THREE YEARS,
  • 00:12:37.736 --> 00:12:43.442
  • PARTLY TO PROTECT HIM
  • 00:12:43.475 --> 00:12:45.110
  • BUT ALSO TO PREPARE HIMFOR HIS FUTURE MINISTRY.
  • 00:12:45.144 --> 00:12:48.547
  • AND DURING THOSE THREE YEARS,
  • 00:12:48.581 --> 00:12:50.015
  • ELIJAH LEARNED SOME VITALLESSONS ABOUT HIMSELF
  • 00:12:50.049 --> 00:12:52.384
  • AND MORE IMPORTANTLY ABOUT GOD.
  • 00:12:52.418 --> 00:12:55.621
  • FOR SOME OF YOU RIGHT NOWIF YOU'RE LISTENING TO THIS,
  • 00:12:55.654 --> 00:12:57.089
  • YOU'RE IN THAT WAITINGTIME IN YOUR LIFE.
  • 00:12:57.122 --> 00:12:59.625
  • MAYBE YOU'RE A STUDENT STUDYINGAND PREPARING FOR A CAREER
  • 00:12:59.658 --> 00:13:03.028
  • THAT SEEMS OUT OF REACH.
  • 00:13:03.062 --> 00:13:05.297
  • MAYBE YOU'RE A PASTORLISTENING TO THIS MESSAGE
  • 00:13:05.331 --> 00:13:08.601
  • AND YOU'RE MINISTERINGIN OBSCURITY
  • 00:13:08.634 --> 00:13:10.336
  • THINKING NOBODY KNOWSWHAT YOU'RE DOING
  • 00:13:10.369 --> 00:13:12.838
  • AND GOD DOESN'T EVENKNOW WHAT YOU'RE DOING.
  • 00:13:12.872 --> 00:13:15.441
  • MAYBE YOU'RE A SINGLE ADULTAND YOU'RE WAITING AND WAITING
  • 00:13:15.474 --> 00:13:18.611
  • FOR GOD TO BRING THATPERSON IN YOUR LIFE
  • 00:13:18.644 --> 00:13:20.946
  • WHO WILL BE YOUR LIFE PARTNER.
  • 00:13:20.980 --> 00:13:23.983
  • REMEMBER, WAITING TIME,DOESN'T HAVE TO BE WASTED TIME.
  • 00:13:24.016 --> 00:13:28.654
  • AND THOSE TIMESTHAT WE ARE WAITING,
  • 00:13:28.687 --> 00:13:31.357
  • GOD IS TEACHING US SOMEIMPORTANT, IMPORTANT LESSONS.
  • 00:13:31.390 --> 00:13:35.494
  • YOU KNOW, SOMEBODYONCE SAID THAT,
  • 00:13:35.527 --> 00:13:38.497
  • "IT ONLY TAKES A FEWMONTHS TO GROW A MUSHROOM,
  • 00:13:38.530 --> 00:13:40.866
  • BUT IT TAKES DECADES TOGROW A REDWOOD TREE."
  • 00:13:40.900 --> 00:13:44.403
  • GOD'S NOT IN THE PROCESSOF GROWING MUSHROOMS,
  • 00:13:44.436 --> 00:13:47.172
  • HE'S GROWING REDWOODS.
  • 00:13:47.206 --> 00:13:49.008
  • HE'S GROWING YOU INTO A REDWOOD
  • 00:13:49.041 --> 00:13:50.576
  • AND SOMETIMES THATTAKES LOTS OF TIME.
  • 00:13:50.609 --> 00:13:54.246
  • NUMBER FOUR, SPIRITUALLYSIGNIFICANT PEOPLE
  • 00:13:54.280 --> 00:13:56.548
  • COME TO A POINT WHERE THEYDECIDE TO BURN THE SHIPS.
  • 00:13:56.582 --> 00:14:01.253
  • YOU HAVE TO COME TOA PLACE IN YOUR LIFE
  • 00:14:01.287 --> 00:14:02.521
  • WHERE YOU DECIDETO BURN THE SHIPS,
  • 00:14:02.554 --> 00:14:04.390
  • JUST LIKE THOSE SPANISHCONQUEROR, CORTEZ.
  • 00:14:04.423 --> 00:14:07.192
  • REMEMBER HOW HE AND HISMEN BURNED THE SHIPS,
  • 00:14:07.226 --> 00:14:12.031
  • CORTEZ SAID, "BURN THE SHIPS,"
  • 00:14:12.064 --> 00:14:13.699
  • ELIMINATING ANY POSSIBILITYOF RETREAT FOR HIS MEN.
  • 00:14:13.732 --> 00:14:17.770
  • HE SAID, "THE ONLY WAY TOMOVE NOW IS TO MOVE FORWARD."
  • 00:14:17.803 --> 00:14:21.573
  • THE SAME THING ISTRUE IN OUR LIFE.
  • 00:14:21.607 --> 00:14:23.008
  • THERE HAS TO COMEA POINT IN OUR LIFE
  • 00:14:23.042 --> 00:14:25.110
  • AND OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD
  • 00:14:25.144 --> 00:14:26.545
  • WHEN WE DECIDE WHETHERWE'RE ALL IN OR NOT.
  • 00:14:26.578 --> 00:14:29.782
  • YOU'RE NEVER GONNAMAKE A DIFFERENCE
  • 00:14:29.815 --> 00:14:31.183
  • UNTIL YOU DECIDE TO BE ALL IN.
  • 00:14:31.216 --> 00:14:33.352
  • WE FIND THAT WITH ELIJAH.
  • 00:14:33.385 --> 00:14:34.853
  • REMEMBER WHEN HE WASON TOP OF MOUNT CARMEL,
  • 00:14:34.887 --> 00:14:36.789
  • HE WAS TALKING TOTHE ISRAELITES,
  • 00:14:36.822 --> 00:14:38.257
  • HE SAID, "IT'S TIME FORYOU TO MAKE A DECISION.
  • 00:14:38.290 --> 00:14:41.193
  • STOP WAVERINGBETWEEN TWO OPINIONS.
  • 00:14:41.226 --> 00:14:44.363
  • IF BAAL IS BAAL, FOLLOW BAAL,
  • 00:14:44.396 --> 00:14:47.533
  • IF GOD IS GOD, THEN FOLLOW HIM.
  • 00:14:47.566 --> 00:14:50.803
  • BUT IT'S TIME TOBURN THE SHIPS."
  • 00:14:50.836 --> 00:14:54.039
  • ELIJAH HAD A BURN THESHIPS MOMENT. HAVE YOU?
  • 00:14:54.073 --> 00:14:57.176
  • WE'LL LOOK AT INTHE WEEKS AHEAD,
  • 00:14:57.209 --> 00:14:59.011
  • HOW DO I IDENTIFY THOSEBURN THE SHIPS MOMENTS
  • 00:14:59.044 --> 00:15:02.982
  • AND HOW TO RESPOND CORRECTLY.
  • 00:15:03.015 --> 00:15:05.985
  • FIFTHLY, ELIJAHLEARNED TO PRACTICE,
  • 00:15:06.018 --> 00:15:09.755
  • LEARNED HOW TO PRACTICE THEPRINCIPLES OF POWERFUL PRAYING.
  • 00:15:09.788 --> 00:15:13.559
  • SURVEY THE SCRIPTURES AND YOU'LLDISCOVER THE MEN AND WOMEN
  • 00:15:13.592 --> 00:15:16.362
  • WHO MADE THE GREATESTDIFFERENCE IN GOD'S KINGDOM
  • 00:15:16.395 --> 00:15:19.798
  • WERE THOSE WHO LEARNED HOWTO PRAY AND PRAY EFFECTIVELY.
  • 00:15:19.832 --> 00:15:24.503
  • NOW DON'T MISUNDERSTAND.
  • 00:15:24.536 --> 00:15:26.605
  • THERE ARE MANY THINGSWE CAN DO AFTER WE PRAY
  • 00:15:26.638 --> 00:15:30.209
  • TO MAKE AN IMPACT ON THIS WORLD.
  • 00:15:30.242 --> 00:15:32.778
  • SOME PEOPLE SAY,
  • 00:15:32.811 --> 00:15:34.246
  • "OH, WE JUST NEED TO PRAY,WE JUST NEED TO PRAY."
  • 00:15:34.279 --> 00:15:35.748
  • NO. THERE ARE MANY THINGSWE NEED TO DO AFTER WE PRAY.
  • 00:15:35.781 --> 00:15:38.250
  • THERE ARE MANY THINGS YOUCAN DO AFTER YOU HAVE PRAYED
  • 00:15:38.283 --> 00:15:41.420
  • BUT THERE'S NOTHING OFSIGNIFICANCE YOU CAN DO
  • 00:15:41.453 --> 00:15:43.889
  • UNTIL YOU HAVE PRAYED.
  • 00:15:43.922 --> 00:15:47.026
  • PRAYER IS THE BEGINNING PLACEFOR MAKING AN ETERNAL IMPACT.
  • 00:15:47.059 --> 00:15:50.929
  • AND WE'RE GONNA DISCOVERFROM ELIJAH'S EXAMPLE
  • 00:15:50.963 --> 00:15:53.599
  • HOW TO PRAY PERSISTENTLY,PRECISELY AND POWERFULLY.
  • 00:15:53.632 --> 00:15:59.705
  • SIX, SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE,SIGNIFICANT PEOPLE
  • 00:15:59.738 --> 00:16:02.207
  • LEARN HOW TO HANDLE BAD DAYS.
  • 00:16:02.241 --> 00:16:06.345
  • THEY LEARN HOW TOHANDLE BAD DAYS.
  • 00:16:06.378 --> 00:16:08.180
  • LIKE I SAID, ELIJAHWASN'T A SUPER SAINT.
  • 00:16:08.213 --> 00:16:10.282
  • HE WAS A NORMAL PERSON.
  • 00:16:10.315 --> 00:16:11.583
  • HE BATTLED DESPAIR,DEPRESSION AND DOUBT.
  • 00:16:11.617 --> 00:16:15.587
  • AS WE'RE GONNA SEE, ONE MOMENTHE'S ON TOP OF MOUNT CARMEL
  • 00:16:15.621 --> 00:16:18.190
  • DOING BATTLE WITH HUNDREDSOF FALSE PROPHETS,
  • 00:16:18.223 --> 00:16:20.692
  • AND THE NEXT MOMENT,
  • 00:16:20.726 --> 00:16:22.194
  • HE'S CURLED UP IN A FETALPOSITION WANTING TO DIE.
  • 00:16:22.227 --> 00:16:26.899
  • WE ALL GO THROUGH PERIODSOF TIME LIKE THAT. DON'T WE?
  • 00:16:26.932 --> 00:16:30.235
  • HOW DO WE HANDLE BAD DAYS?
  • 00:16:30.269 --> 00:16:31.737
  • WELL, WE'RE GONNA DISCOVERHOW ELIJAH HANDLED BAD DAYS.
  • 00:16:31.770 --> 00:16:34.406
  • MAYBE YOU'RE GOING THROUGHA BAD SEASON OF LIFE.
  • 00:16:34.440 --> 00:16:36.642
  • YOU'RE BATTLING WITHDISCOURAGEMENT RIGHT NOW.
  • 00:16:36.675 --> 00:16:39.745
  • BAD DAYS CAN CONSIST OFANYTHING FROM A SORE THROAT
  • 00:16:39.778 --> 00:16:43.115
  • AND A FLAT TIRE TO MOREGENUINE TEST OF OUR FAITH.
  • 00:16:43.148 --> 00:16:46.485
  • LIKE THE LOSS OF A JOB,
  • 00:16:46.518 --> 00:16:48.620
  • THE LOSS OF A LOVEDONE, LOSS OF YOUR MATE.
  • 00:16:48.654 --> 00:16:51.957
  • WE'RE GONNA DISCOVERELIJAH SECRETS
  • 00:16:51.990 --> 00:16:54.026
  • FOR HANDLING THOSE BAD DAYSOR THOSE BAD SEASONS OF LIFE.
  • 00:16:54.059 --> 00:16:58.630
  • AND FINALLY,SIGNIFICANT PEOPLE LIVE
  • 00:16:58.664 --> 00:17:02.401
  • WITH THE END IN MIND.
  • 00:17:02.434 --> 00:17:04.970
  • THEY LIVE WITH THE END IN MIND.
  • 00:17:05.003 --> 00:17:06.839
  • LOOK AT ELIJAH, HE KNEW HISTIME ON EARTH WAS LIMITED.
  • 00:17:06.872 --> 00:17:10.342
  • HE KNEW HE WOULDN'T BE HERE LONG
  • 00:17:10.375 --> 00:17:12.544
  • AND HE LIVED HIS LIFEWITH THAT END IN VIEW.
  • 00:17:12.578 --> 00:17:15.414
  • NOW ELIJAH DIDN'T KNOW
  • 00:17:15.447 --> 00:17:16.915
  • THAT HE WAS ACTUALLY GOINGTO GET TO ESCAPE DEATH,
  • 00:17:16.949 --> 00:17:18.750
  • THAT GOD WOULD JUSTCATCH HIM UP INTO HEAVEN
  • 00:17:18.784 --> 00:17:21.620
  • JUST LIKE HE WILL DO
  • 00:17:21.653 --> 00:17:22.988
  • WITH A GENERATION OFCHRISTIANS DURING THE RAPTURE.
  • 00:17:23.021 --> 00:17:25.991
  • BUT HE KNEW HIS TIME WAS LIMITED
  • 00:17:26.024 --> 00:17:27.392
  • SO HE WANTED TO MAKE SURE
  • 00:17:27.426 --> 00:17:29.194
  • THAT HE LEFT A LEGACYOF FAITH BEHIND HIM,
  • 00:17:29.228 --> 00:17:32.898
  • AND THAT'S WHY HE TRAINEDELISHA, HIS MENTOREE,
  • 00:17:32.931 --> 00:17:36.668
  • TO CARRY ON THE WORKAFTER HE WAS GONE.
  • 00:17:36.702 --> 00:17:39.771
  • IF YOU WANNA HAVE ASPIRITUALLY SIGNIFICANT LIFE,
  • 00:17:39.805 --> 00:17:42.508
  • YOU'LL LEARN THE TRUTH
  • 00:17:42.541 --> 00:17:44.042
  • THAT GOD'S WORK GOES ONLONG AFTER YOU'RE GONE.
  • 00:17:44.076 --> 00:17:47.513
  • AND YOU'LL MAKE SURE THATYOU PASS ON YOUR FAITH
  • 00:17:47.546 --> 00:17:50.115
  • TO YOUR CHILDREN, YOURGRANDCHILDREN AND TO OTHERS
  • 00:17:50.149 --> 00:17:53.452
  • WHO WILL BE FAITHFULIN STANDING FOR GOD.
  • 00:17:53.485 --> 00:17:56.855
  • ONE COURAGEOUS PERSON WITHPURPOSE MAKES A MAJORITY.
  • 00:17:56.889 --> 00:18:03.328
  • ONE COURAGEOUS PERSON WITHPURPOSE MAKES A MAJORITY.
  • 00:18:03.362 --> 00:18:06.932
  • THAT WAS TRUE OF ELIJAH.
  • 00:18:06.965 --> 00:18:09.434
  • THAT'S TRUE IN OUR DAY AS WELL.
  • 00:18:09.468 --> 00:18:12.371
  • ONE COURAGEOUSPERSON WITH PURPOSE
  • 00:18:12.404 --> 00:18:16.341
  • MAKES A MAJORITY.
  • 00:18:16.375 --> 00:18:18.777
  • SEPTEMBER THE 11TH, 2001,
  • 00:18:18.810 --> 00:18:22.915
  • AND ON THAT DAY,THERE WAS ONE PERSON
  • 00:18:22.948 --> 00:18:26.685
  • WITH COURAGE AND PURPOSEWHO MADE A DIFFERENCE.
  • 00:18:26.718 --> 00:18:31.123
  • PEGGY NOONAN WRITESABOUT HIS STORY.
  • 00:18:31.156 --> 00:18:34.092
  • THIS MAN WAS KNOWN AS "THEMAN WITH THE RED BANDANA."
  • 00:18:34.126 --> 00:18:40.465
  • HIS NAME WAS WELLESCROWTHER, WELLES CROWTHER.
  • 00:18:40.499 --> 00:18:42.968
  • WHEN WELLES WAS A LITTLE BOY,
  • 00:18:43.001 --> 00:18:45.070
  • HIS DAD BOUGHT HIMHIS FIRST SUIT,
  • 00:18:45.103 --> 00:18:48.340
  • AND HE GAVE HIM AWHITE HANDKERCHIEF
  • 00:18:48.373 --> 00:18:51.276
  • TO PUT IN THE BREASTPOCKET OF THAT SUIT.
  • 00:18:51.310 --> 00:18:54.179
  • HE ALSO GAVE HIM A RED BANDANA
  • 00:18:54.213 --> 00:18:56.448
  • TO KEEP IN HISBACK PANTS POCKET.
  • 00:18:56.481 --> 00:18:59.551
  • HE SAID, "SON, ONEOF THESE IS FOR SHOW,
  • 00:18:59.585 --> 00:19:02.754
  • THE OTHER IS FOR BLOW."
  • 00:19:02.788 --> 00:19:04.423
  • (CONGREGATION LAUGHING)
  • 00:19:04.456 --> 00:19:06.458
  • WELLES CROWTHER CARRIEDTHAT RED BANDANA
  • 00:19:06.491 --> 00:19:09.094
  • WITH HIM FOR YEARS.
  • 00:19:09.127 --> 00:19:10.495
  • AS A YOUNG MAN, HEBECAME A JUNIOR ASSOCIATE
  • 00:19:10.529 --> 00:19:13.432
  • FOR SANDLER O'NEILLIN NEW YORK CITY
  • 00:19:13.465 --> 00:19:16.335
  • BUT OFFICED ON THE 104THFLOOR OF THE SOUTH TOWER
  • 00:19:16.368 --> 00:19:20.305
  • OF THE WORLD TRADE CENTER.
  • 00:19:20.339 --> 00:19:23.408
  • ON THE MORNING OFSEPTEMBER, THE 11TH,
  • 00:19:23.442 --> 00:19:25.877
  • WELLES CROWTHER FELTTHAT BUILDING SHAKE.
  • 00:19:25.911 --> 00:19:29.715
  • HE FELT THAT TERRIBLE EXPLOSION
  • 00:19:29.748 --> 00:19:34.119
  • THAT OCCURRED FLOORS BELOW HIM.
  • 00:19:34.152 --> 00:19:36.989
  • EARLIER IN HIS CAREER,
  • 00:19:37.022 --> 00:19:38.257
  • WHENEVER HE WOULD PULLOUT THAT RED BANDANA,
  • 00:19:38.290 --> 00:19:41.126
  • HIS ASSOCIATES WOULD KIDHIM ABOUT THAT RED BANDANA,
  • 00:19:41.159 --> 00:19:44.830
  • HE SAID, "DON'T LAUGH,WITH THIS RED BANDANA,
  • 00:19:44.863 --> 00:19:48.100
  • I'M GOING TO CHANGE THE WORLD.
  • 00:19:48.133 --> 00:19:51.703
  • THAT MORNING, HE CHANGED THEWORLD WITH THAT RED BANDANA.
  • 00:19:51.737 --> 00:19:55.274
  • WHEN HE FELT THEIMPACT OF THAT JET
  • 00:19:55.307 --> 00:19:57.609
  • THAT RIPPED OUT FLOORS 78THROUGH 86 IN THE SOUTH TOWER,
  • 00:19:57.643 --> 00:20:02.114
  • THE WORLD TRADE CENTER,
  • 00:20:02.147 --> 00:20:03.715
  • WELLES TOOK THAT REDBANDANA FROM HIS BACK POCKET
  • 00:20:03.749 --> 00:20:06.518
  • AND PUT IT AROUND HIS FACE.
  • 00:20:06.551 --> 00:20:08.654
  • HE IMMEDIATELY WENTDOWN THE STAIRWELL,
  • 00:20:08.687 --> 00:20:11.556
  • WENT DOWN TO THE 76TH FLOOR
  • 00:20:11.590 --> 00:20:14.726
  • WHERE HE FOUND A GROUP OFPEOPLE HUDDLED TOGETHER,
  • 00:20:14.760 --> 00:20:18.430
  • SOME OF THEM BADLYHURT AND BLEEDING.
  • 00:20:18.463 --> 00:20:21.066
  • ONE WOMAN WAS SO INJUREDSHE COULDN'T WALK
  • 00:20:21.099 --> 00:20:23.201
  • SO WELLES PICKED HER UP
  • 00:20:23.235 --> 00:20:25.270
  • AND HE LED THE ENTIRETEAM DOWN 18 MORE FLOORS
  • 00:20:25.304 --> 00:20:29.241
  • UNTIL THEY FOUND CLEAR AIR.
  • 00:20:29.274 --> 00:20:32.177
  • WELLES CROWTHER WITH THATRED BANDANA AROUND HIS FACE
  • 00:20:32.210 --> 00:20:35.314
  • THEN WENT BACK UPTO THE 76TH FLOOR
  • 00:20:35.347 --> 00:20:39.618
  • AND HE LED ANOTHER GROUP DOWNAND THEN ANOTHER GROUP DOWN
  • 00:20:39.651 --> 00:20:43.355
  • AND THEN ANOTHERGROUP TO SAFETY.
  • 00:20:43.388 --> 00:20:46.958
  • NOBODY KNOWS HOWMANY RESCUE MISSIONS
  • 00:20:46.992 --> 00:20:50.095
  • WELLES CROWTHERWENT TO THAT DAY.
  • 00:20:50.128 --> 00:20:53.832
  • BUT WHEN HIS BODY WASFOUND, SIX MONTHS LATER,
  • 00:20:53.865 --> 00:20:57.102
  • IN THE LOBBY OF THE SOUTHTOWER, THE WORLD TRADE CENTER,
  • 00:20:57.135 --> 00:21:01.506
  • HIS BODY WAS THEREWITH OTHER FIREMEN
  • 00:21:01.540 --> 00:21:03.542
  • WHO HAD GIVEN THEIRLIFE TO RESCUE PEOPLE.
  • 00:21:03.575 --> 00:21:06.745
  • THE ONLY WAY THEY WEREABLE TO IDENTIFY HIS BODY
  • 00:21:06.778 --> 00:21:09.181
  • WAS HE WAS WEARINGTHAT RED BANDANA.
  • 00:21:09.214 --> 00:21:13.785
  • HE MADE A DIFFERENCE.
  • 00:21:13.819 --> 00:21:16.521
  • YOU KNOW, WHEN THAT JET STRUCKTHAT WORLD TRADE CENTER,
  • 00:21:16.555 --> 00:21:19.791
  • WELLES COULD HAVE VERY EASILYSAID, I'M GETTING OUT OF HERE.
  • 00:21:19.825 --> 00:21:23.862
  • I'M GONNA SAVE MY LIFEFOR THE SAKE OF MY FAMILY,
  • 00:21:23.895 --> 00:21:27.699
  • BUT HE KNEW HE COULDN'T DO THAT.
  • 00:21:27.733 --> 00:21:29.468
  • HE HAD A PURPOSE AND THATPURPOSE WAS TO RESCUE
  • 00:21:29.501 --> 00:21:33.572
  • AS MANY PEOPLE AS POSSIBLE.
  • 00:21:33.605 --> 00:21:38.009
  • GOD'S GIVEN US THE SAME MISSION.
  • 00:21:38.043 --> 00:21:41.613
  • WE ARE LIVING IN A WORLDTHAT IS DETERIORATING
  • 00:21:41.646 --> 00:21:44.282
  • BEFORE OUR VERY EYES,
  • 00:21:44.316 --> 00:21:46.385
  • IT'S GETTING WORSEAND WORSE AND WORSE.
  • 00:21:46.418 --> 00:21:49.721
  • ONE DAY THE BIBLESAYS THIS ENTIRE WORLD
  • 00:21:49.755 --> 00:21:52.324
  • IS GOING TO BE CONSUMEDIN FIRE AND DESTROYED.
  • 00:21:52.357 --> 00:21:56.495
  • THERE'S ONLY ONE WAY OFESCAPE FROM THIS WORLD
  • 00:21:56.528 --> 00:22:00.098
  • AND IT IS THROUGHFAITH IN JESUS CHRIST.
  • 00:22:00.132 --> 00:22:03.769
  • FOR THOSE OF US WHO HAVEFOUND THAT WAY OF ESCAPE
  • 00:22:03.802 --> 00:22:06.204
  • IN JESUS CHRIST,
  • 00:22:06.238 --> 00:22:08.473
  • WE CAN't JUST HUNKER DOWN,
  • 00:22:08.507 --> 00:22:11.143
  • TRY TO PROTECT OURSELVESAND OUR FAMILIES
  • 00:22:11.176 --> 00:22:13.145
  • AS WE WAIT FOR THE END TO COME,
  • 00:22:13.178 --> 00:22:15.080
  • BUT THAT'S NOT WHATGOD'S TOLD US TO DO.
  • 00:22:15.113 --> 00:22:17.516
  • HE SAID, "I WANT YOU TO RESCUEAS MANY PEOPLE AS POSSIBLE
  • 00:22:17.549 --> 00:22:22.120
  • BEFORE I COME BACK."
  • 00:22:22.154 --> 00:22:23.889
  • GOD HAS GIVEN USA RESCUE MISSION.
  • 00:22:23.922 --> 00:22:27.759
  • AND ONLY WHEN WE UNDERSTAND
  • 00:22:27.793 --> 00:22:30.328
  • THAT ETERNAL PURPOSEGOD HAS FOR US
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  • AND BUILD OUR LIVESAROUND THAT PURPOSE,
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  • ONLY THEN WILL WE TRANSFORM
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  • AN ORDINARY EXISTENCE
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  • INTO AN EXTRAORDINARY LIFE.
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  • ARE YOU READY TOSTART LIVING IT?
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  • ♪ MUSIC
  • 00:22:48.914 --> 00:22:54.419
  • THOSE OF US WHOFOLLOW JESUS CHRIST
  • 00:22:54.453 --> 00:22:56.855
  • ARE ON A MISSIONTO RESCUE THE LOST
  • 00:22:56.888 --> 00:22:59.658
  • AND BRING THEM TO THE LIGHT.
  • 00:22:59.691 --> 00:23:01.693
  • AND I HOPE THIS NEW SERIES
  • 00:23:01.726 --> 00:23:03.195
  • WILL HELP YOUEMBRACE YOUR PURPOSE
  • 00:23:03.228 --> 00:23:05.964
  • AND TRANSFORM YOURORDINARY EXISTENCE
  • 00:23:05.997 --> 00:23:08.767
  • INTO AN EXTRAORDINARY LIFE.
  • 00:23:08.800 --> 00:23:11.102
  • NOW, BEFORE WE WRAPUP TODAY'S PROGRAM,
  • 00:23:11.136 --> 00:23:13.472
  • I WANNA SHARE A NOTEI RECEIVED RECENTLY.
  • 00:23:13.505 --> 00:23:16.341
  • THIS PERSON WRITES;
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  • "PASTOR JEFFRESS, MYMOTHER DIED RECENTLY.
  • 00:23:17.709 --> 00:23:20.879
  • BEFORE SHE PASSED AWAY,YOUR TRUTHFUL TEACHING
  • 00:23:20.912 --> 00:23:23.648
  • HELPED MY MOM AND MEFACE WHAT WAS COMING,
  • 00:23:23.682 --> 00:23:26.885
  • AS A RESULT, BOTH OFUS HAD COMPLETE PEACE
  • 00:23:26.918 --> 00:23:30.055
  • REGARDING HER SALVATION
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  • AND HER GRADUATIONTO BE WITH THE LORD."
  • 00:23:31.957 --> 00:23:35.594
  • IT'S SO ENCOURAGING TORECEIVE A LETTER LIKE THIS,
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  • BECAUSE THIS IS WHYPATHWAY TO VICTORY EXISTS.
  • 00:23:38.296 --> 00:23:42.000
  • AND WHEN YOU GIVE TOPATHWAY TO VICTORY,
  • 00:23:42.033 --> 00:23:44.135
  • THIS VIEWER'S THANK YOUNOTE, REALLY BELONGS TO YOU.
  • 00:23:44.169 --> 00:23:47.906
  • GOD IS USING YOUR GENEROSITYTO SHINE HIS LIGHT OF HOPE
  • 00:23:47.939 --> 00:23:52.277
  • FOR DARKNESS AND FEAR ABOUND.
  • 00:23:52.310 --> 00:23:54.946
  • NOW, PLEASE STAY RIGHT THERE,
  • 00:23:54.980 --> 00:23:56.715
  • I'LL BE BACK WITHMORE IN JUST A MOMENT.
  • 00:23:56.748 --> 00:24:02.954
  • [ANNOUNCER] BASED ON THEINSPIRATIONAL LIFE OF ELIJAH,
  • 00:24:02.988 --> 00:24:05.857
  • DR. JEFFRESS' BEST-SELLING BOOK,
  • 00:24:05.891 --> 00:24:07.559
  • "CHOOSING THEEXTRAORDINARY LIFE,"
  • 00:24:07.592 --> 00:24:09.694
  • IDENTIFY SEVEN BIBLICAL SECRETS
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  • FOR SUCCESS AND SIGNIFICANCE.
  • 00:24:11.630 --> 00:24:13.665
  • MOST OF US DON'T WAKEUP IN THE MORNING
  • 00:24:13.698 --> 00:24:15.600
  • FEELING LIKE SUPERHEROES,READY TO SLATE GIANTS
  • 00:24:15.634 --> 00:24:19.104
  • OR SOLVE THE WORLD'S PROBLEMS.
  • 00:24:19.137 --> 00:24:21.273
  • IN FACT, MOST PEOPLE ARE SIMPLYTRYING TO SURVIVE THE DAY
  • 00:24:21.306 --> 00:24:24.743
  • BUT BENEATH THE SURFACE,
  • 00:24:24.776 --> 00:24:26.344
  • WE ALL LONG FOR A GENUINE SENSE
  • 00:24:26.378 --> 00:24:28.780
  • OF PURPOSE, POWER AND PASSION.
  • 00:24:28.813 --> 00:24:31.917
  • WHEREVER GOD HAS PLACED YOU,
  • 00:24:31.950 --> 00:24:33.818
  • YOUR HOME, YOURWORKPLACE, YOUR FAMILY,
  • 00:24:33.852 --> 00:24:38.757
  • GOD HAS PLACED YOUTHERE FOR A REASON.
  • 00:24:38.790 --> 00:24:41.092
  • YOUR SPECIFIC PURPOSEIN LIFE CAN BE DESCRIBED
  • 00:24:41.126 --> 00:24:43.895
  • AS THE STORY GOD CREATEDFOR YOU TO TELL THE WORLD.
  • 00:24:43.929 --> 00:24:48.199
  • [ANNOUNCER] REQUEST DR.JEFFRESS' BEST-SELLING BOOK,
  • 00:24:48.233 --> 00:24:50.468
  • "CHOOSING THEEXTRAORDINARY LIFE,"
  • 00:24:50.502 --> 00:24:52.270
  • WHEN YOU GIVE A GENEROUSGIFT TO PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
  • 00:24:52.304 --> 00:24:55.173
  • [PASTOR JEFFRESS] NO MATTERYOUR AGE OR SEASON OF LIFE,
  • 00:24:55.206 --> 00:24:57.842
  • GOD WANTS TO UNLEASHHIS POWER IN YOU
  • 00:24:57.876 --> 00:25:00.946
  • TO FILL YOUR HEART WITH PASSION
  • 00:25:00.979 --> 00:25:03.148
  • AND YOUR LIFE WITH PURPOSE.
  • 00:25:03.181 --> 00:25:05.483
  • [ANNOUNCER] AND WHENYOUR GIFT IS $75 OR MORE,
  • 00:25:05.517 --> 00:25:08.486
  • YOU'LL ALSO RECEIVETHE COMPLETE UNEDITED
  • 00:25:08.520 --> 00:25:10.789
  • "CHOOSING THE EXTRAORDINARYLIFE" TEACHING SERIES
  • 00:25:10.822 --> 00:25:13.658
  • ON CD AND DVD.
  • 00:25:13.692 --> 00:25:15.360
  • [PASTOR JEFFRESS] GOD HAS AGENERAL PURPOSE FOR EVERYONE
  • 00:25:15.393 --> 00:25:19.364
  • BUT HE HAS A SPECIFICPURPOSE FOR YOU LIFE.
  • 00:25:19.397 --> 00:25:22.334
  • [ANNOUNCER] LET TODAYBE THE DAY YOU CHOOSE
  • 00:25:22.367 --> 00:25:24.369
  • THE EXTRAORDINARY LIFE
  • 00:25:24.402 --> 00:25:26.004
  • WHEN YOU REQUEST "CHOOSINGTHE EXTRAORDINARY LIFE"
  • 00:25:26.037 --> 00:25:28.707
  • FROM PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
  • 00:25:28.740 --> 00:25:30.909
  • ♪ MUSIC
  • 00:25:30.942 --> 00:25:33.211
  • IN TODAY'S MESSAGE, I BRIEFLYTOUCHED ON SEVEN TOPICS,
  • 00:25:33.244 --> 00:25:36.715
  • SEVEN BIBLICAL SECRETS,AS I LIKE TO CALL THEM,
  • 00:25:36.748 --> 00:25:40.418
  • THAT LEAD TO A LIFE OFMEANING AND SIGNIFICANCE.
  • 00:25:40.452 --> 00:25:44.389
  • THERE'S SO MUCH WISDOM FOR USTO DISCOVER FROM GOD'S WORD
  • 00:25:44.422 --> 00:25:47.892
  • ON THESE IMPORTANT TOPICSOVER THE NEXT MONTH.
  • 00:25:47.926 --> 00:25:50.695
  • AND WE'LL DIG DEEPLYINTO THE FIRST SECRET,
  • 00:25:50.729 --> 00:25:53.632
  • DISCOVER YOUR UNIQUE PURPOSE,
  • 00:25:53.665 --> 00:25:56.067
  • NEXT TIME ON PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
  • 00:25:56.101 --> 00:25:59.104
  • GOD HAS A STORY HE WANTSTO TELL THROUGH YOU
  • 00:25:59.137 --> 00:26:02.474
  • AND I'LL WALK THROUGHFIVE HELPFUL TIPS
  • 00:26:02.507 --> 00:26:04.943
  • FOR DISCOVERING THE AMAZINGPLOT HE'S PLAYING FOR YOUR LIFE.
  • 00:26:04.976 --> 00:26:09.047
  • STAY TUNED FOR A PREVIEWOF WHAT'S COMING UP NEXT
  • 00:26:09.080 --> 00:26:11.850
  • ON PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
  • 00:26:11.883 --> 00:26:14.786
  • [ANNOUNCER] TODAY, WHENYOU GIVE A GENEROUS GIFT
  • 00:26:14.819 --> 00:26:16.955
  • TO SUPPORT THE MINISTRYOF PATHWAY TO VICTORY,
  • 00:26:16.988 --> 00:26:19.658
  • WE'LL SAY THANKS BYSENDING YOU A COPY
  • 00:26:19.691 --> 00:26:21.926
  • OF DR. JEFFRESS'BESTSELLING BOOK,
  • 00:26:21.960 --> 00:26:23.928
  • "CHOOSING THEEXTRAORDINARY LIFE"
  • 00:26:23.962 --> 00:26:25.530
  • PLUS THE ELIJAH MAPAS OUR GIFT TO YOU,
  • 00:26:25.563 --> 00:26:28.466
  • SIMPLY FOR CONTACTING USTODAY AT PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
  • 00:26:28.500 --> 00:26:31.803
  • AND WHEN YOUR GIFTIS $75 OR MORE,
  • 00:26:31.836 --> 00:26:34.773
  • WE'LL ALSO SEND YOU THE COMPLETE
  • 00:26:34.806 --> 00:26:36.508
  • "CHOOSING THE EXTRAORDINARYLIFE" TEACHING SERIES
  • 00:26:36.541 --> 00:26:39.277
  • ON CD AND DVD.
  • 00:26:39.310 --> 00:26:41.713
  • THESE PROGRAMS ARE MADE POSSIBLE
  • 00:26:41.746 --> 00:26:43.481
  • BECAUSE OF YOURGENEROUS SUPPORT.
  • 00:26:43.515 --> 00:26:45.517
  • SO THANKS FOR CALLING,WRITING, OR GOING ONLINE
  • 00:26:45.550 --> 00:26:48.119
  • TO GIVE TODAY.
  • 00:26:48.153 --> 00:26:49.421
  • NOW, COMING UP NEXT TIMEON PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
  • 00:26:49.454 --> 00:26:53.425
  • YOU KNOW, THE FACT IS, YOURSPECIFIC PURPOSE IN LIFE
  • 00:26:53.458 --> 00:26:56.494
  • CAN BE DESCRIBED AS THESTORY GOD CREATED YOU
  • 00:26:56.528 --> 00:27:02.233
  • TO TELL THE WORLD,
  • 00:27:02.267 --> 00:27:03.468
  • THAT'S WHAT YOURUNIQUE PURPOSE IS.
  • 00:27:03.501 --> 00:27:04.936
  • IT IS THAT SPECIAL STORY GODHAS UNIQUELY CREATED FOR YOU
  • 00:27:04.969 --> 00:27:08.573
  • TO TELL THE WORLD.
  • 00:27:08.606 --> 00:27:10.075
  • BUT YOUR SPECIFIC STORY ISCONNECTED TO A BIGGER STORY
  • 00:27:10.108 --> 00:27:14.913
  • THAT GOD IS TELLINGTHROUGHOUT THE UNIVERSE.
  • 00:27:14.946 --> 00:27:17.816
  • [ANNOUNCER] SET YOUR DVRAND JOIN US NEXT TIME
  • 00:27:17.849 --> 00:27:19.884
  • FOR THE MESSAGE,SECRET NUMBER ONE,
  • 00:27:19.918 --> 00:27:22.153
  • DISCOVER YOUR UNIQUE PURPOSE,
  • 00:27:22.187 --> 00:27:24.255
  • HERE ON PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
  • 00:27:24.289 --> 00:27:25.590
  • ♪ MUSIC
  • 00:27:25.623 --> 00:27:28.727