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The Promise and The Plan

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January 24, 2021
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In Touch is the teaching ministry of Dr. Charles Stanley.

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  • - Dr. Charles Stanley: God
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  • - Dr. Charles Stanley: Godknows what His purpose is.
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  • knows what His purpose is.Now watch this.
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  • Now watch this.His goal is always for our good.
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  • His goal is always for our good.His purpose is always to work
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  • His purpose is always to worksomething in our life that will
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  • something in our life that willbring goodness, that will bring
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  • bring goodness, that will bringjoy in our hearts.
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  • joy in our hearts.But sometimes it brings
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  • But sometimes it bringsdifficulty and hardship and pain
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  • difficulty and hardship and painand suffering.
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  • [music]
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  • - Dr. Stanley: Four decades
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  • - Dr. Stanley: Four decadesago, we started In Touch
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  • ago, we started In TouchMinistries to lead people
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  • Ministries to lead peopleworldwide into a growing
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  • worldwide into a growingrelationship with Jesus Christ.
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  • relationship with Jesus Christ.Throughout the years, we've seen
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  • Throughout the years, we've seenGod's greatness, his love and
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  • God's greatness, his love andhis blessings in such awesome
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  • his blessings in such awesomeways that we just want everyone
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  • ways that we just want everyoneto know him.
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  • to know him.So, let's open God's Word and
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  • [music]
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  • - Jeff Meyer: My story begins
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  • - Jeff Meyer: My story beginsabout 64 years ago.
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  • about 64 years ago.I grew up on Long Island
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  • I grew up on Long Islandin New York.
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  • in New York.I had a very structured
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  • I had a very structuredChristian background.
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  • Christian background.Not that we went to church on
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  • Not that we went to church ona regular basis, but always feel
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  • a regular basis, but always feelreally, really good about going
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  • really, really good about goingto church.
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  • to church.And I always believed in God,
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  • And I always believed in God,but it wasn't about a
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  • but it wasn't about arelationship with Jesus Christ,
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  • relationship with Jesus Christ,and that was never made clear
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  • and that was never made clearto me.
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  • to me.And my wife and I always felt
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  • And my wife and I always feltthat we were very, very
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  • that we were very, verygood parents.
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  • good parents.I would coach his baseball team,
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  • I would coach his baseball team,we would volunteer at school,
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  • we would volunteer at school,do all those things, except for
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  • do all those things, except forthe most important thing that
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  • the most important thing thatmattered and that's having a
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  • mattered and that's having arelationship with Jesus Christ.
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  • relationship with Jesus Christ.I did zero in that,
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  • I did zero in that,I did terrible.
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  • I did terrible.I just didn't know.
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  • I just didn't know.About 18 years ago, my son got
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  • About 18 years ago, my son gotinvited to a Bible study with
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  • invited to a Bible study witha friend of his.
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  • a friend of his.Going to that Wednesday night
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  • Going to that Wednesday nightBible study actually put wheels
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  • Bible study actually put wheelsin motion.
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  • in motion.I think that was a God thing.
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  • I think that was a God thing.God used my son to work on me,
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  • God used my son to work on me,blessing me in ways that
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  • blessing me in ways thatI'm humbled by what he did
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  • I'm humbled by what he didin my life.
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  • in my life.Something that I do really enjoy
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  • Something that I do really enjoydoing is--because my son is
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  • doing is--because my son isvery, very intelligent and he
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  • very, very intelligent and heunderstands the Bible probably
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  • understands the Bible probablybetter than I do--I love to talk
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  • better than I do--I love to talkScripture with him.
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  • Scripture with him.I reached the point in my life
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  • I reached the point in my lifeto where I actually started
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  • to where I actually starteddoing what the Bible says
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  • doing what the Bible saysand I didn't even realize it at
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  • and I didn't even realize it atthe time, but I started seeking,
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  • the time, but I started seeking,knocking, and asking.
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  • knocking, and asking.Charles Stanley had a very good
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  • Charles Stanley had a very goodinfluence in his teaching.
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  • influence in his teaching.The teaching of an experienced
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  • The teaching of an experiencedperson who has gone through his
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  • person who has gone through hisown mountaintops and valleys.
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  • own mountaintops and valleys.He's had a very positive impact
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  • He's had a very positive impacton my life.
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  • on my life.I've been with Provino's for
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  • I've been with Provino's fornearly 40 years.
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  • nearly 40 years.About 25 years into that, I was
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  • About 25 years into that, I wasgetting kind of burnt out
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  • getting kind of burnt outand tired about doing the same
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  • and tired about doing the sameold thing.
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  • old thing.And then God came into my life
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  • And then God came into my life18 years ago and within a very
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  • 18 years ago and within a veryshort period of time God told
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  • short period of time God toldme, "No, this is where I want
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  • me, "No, this is where I wantyou.
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  • you.You are to flourish where I
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  • You are to flourish where Iplant you and I'm planting you
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  • plant you and I'm planting youhere now."
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  • here now."So I do have these wonderful
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  • So I do have these wonderfulministry opportunities every day
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  • ministry opportunities every dayand I know it's important to
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  • and I know it's important tobring Christ into the workplace.
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  • bring Christ into the workplace.I've met with a lot of employees
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  • I've met with a lot of employeesat different locations away from
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  • at different locations away fromwork and we've had lunch, we've
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  • work and we've had lunch, we'vehad Bible studies, we've had
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  • had Bible studies, we've hadfellowship, and every day God
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  • fellowship, and every day Godopens a door for his purpose.
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  • opens a door for his purpose.As far as going forward, I know
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  • As far as going forward, I knownow that we all have a clear
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  • now that we all have a clearpurpose in our life and my
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  • purpose in our life and mypurpose is to share the love of
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  • purpose is to share the love ofChrist in everything I do.
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  • Christ in everything I do.So many people poured into me
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  • So many people poured into meearly on in my walk.
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  • early on in my walk.I want to give back to other
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  • I want to give back to otherpeople because I've been given
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  • people because I've been givenin great abundance.
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  • [music]
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  • - male announcer: Next on
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  • "In Touch,"
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  • - Dr. Charles Stanley: Every
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  • - Dr. Charles Stanley: Everyonce in a while, somebody will
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  • once in a while, somebody willsay to me, "You know what?
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  • say to me, "You know what?You talked about how good
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  • You talked about how goodGod is, and when you trust Him
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  • God is, and when you trust Himas your personal Savior,
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  • as your personal Savior,He enters your life,
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  • He enters your life,and you have the Holy Spirit,
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  • and you have the Holy Spirit,and things get better.
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  • and things get better.Well, I trusted Jesus Christ
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  • Well, I trusted Jesus Christas my personal Savior,
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  • as my personal Savior,and things got worse."
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  • and things got worse."And all of us have probably said
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  • And all of us have probably saidthat about some things, we think
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  • that about some things, we thinkwhen you trust Jesus as your
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  • when you trust Jesus as yourpersonal Savior, and you have
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  • personal Savior, and you haveall these promises in the Word
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  • all these promises in the Wordof God, and sometimes it looks
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  • of God, and sometimes it lookslike real disaster comes
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  • like real disaster comesfollowing what we think is
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  • following what we think isa promise of God.
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  • a promise of God.And sometimes we can't explain
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  • And sometimes we can't explainwhat God is up to, because we
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  • what God is up to, because wewant to do the right thing,
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  • want to do the right thing,but somehow
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  • but somehowit doesn't turn out right.
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  • it doesn't turn out right.And if you'll think about Moses
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  • And if you'll think about Mosesfor example, from the time
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  • for example, from the timehe left the burning bush,
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  • he left the burning bush,he listened to God,
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  • he listened to God,he was absolutely stunned about
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  • he was absolutely stunned aboutwhat he heard, what he saw.
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  • what he heard, what he saw.And so, he left the burning
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  • And so, he left the burningbush, committed to do exactly
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  • bush, committed to do exactlywhat God wanted him to do,
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  • what God wanted him to do,and he did.
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  • and he did.And he was to tell Pharaoh that
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  • And he was to tell Pharaoh thathe was to let the people go.
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  • he was to let the people go.Well, instead of Pharaoh
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  • Well, instead of Pharaohlistening to him,
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  • listening to him,he doubled their work.
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  • he doubled their work.Now they couldn't just make
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  • Now they couldn't just makebrick they had to find the straw
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  • brick they had to find the strawto make brick with.
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  • to make brick with.And so, the number one enemy
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  • And so, the number one enemyat this particular point in
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  • at this particular point inthe life of the Hebrew children
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  • the life of the Hebrew childrenwas of all people Moses
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  • was of all people Mosesbecause Pharaoh had doubled
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  • because Pharaoh had doubledtheir responsibility
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  • their responsibilityand his requirements.
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  • and his requirements.He was sure he did
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  • He was sure he didwhat God said, and he did do
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  • what God said, and he did dowhat God said, but the outcome
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  • what God said, but the outcomewasn't like he expected.
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  • wasn't like he expected.Now, all of us hit those things
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  • Now, all of us hit those thingsin our life where we think we
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  • in our life where we think weknow exactly what God said, and
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  • know exactly what God said, andthe same thing happens to us.
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  • the same thing happens to us.It doesn't turn out
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  • It doesn't turn outlike we expect it.
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  • like we expect it.So, when I look at this passage
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  • So, when I look at this passageof Scripture, I think this is
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  • of Scripture, I think this isa passage of Scripture that
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  • a passage of Scripture thatdescribes what happens to us.
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  • describes what happens to us.We want to do the right thing,
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  • We want to do the right thing,we think we have done the right
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  • we think we have done the rightthing, we think we've listened
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  • thing, we think we've listenedto God, it doesn't turn out that
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  • to God, it doesn't turn out thatway, and so, we judge ourselves,
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  • way, and so, we judge ourselves,condemn ourselves and say, "God,
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  • condemn ourselves and say, "God,you weren't listening at all,"
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  • you weren't listening at all,"and we build this big
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  • and we build this bigpity party up and accuse God.
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  • pity party up and accuse God.So, what is the solution
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  • So, what is the solutionto all that?
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  • to all that?So, I want you to turn
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  • So, I want you to turnfor a moment if you will,
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  • for a moment if you will,in the third chapter of Exodus,
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  • in the third chapter of Exodus,beginning with the tenth verse,
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  • beginning with the tenth verse,"Therefore, come now, he said,
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  • "Therefore, come now, he said,and I will send you to Pharaoh,
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  • and I will send you to Pharaoh,so that you may bring My people,
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  • so that you may bring My people,the sons of Israel,
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  • the sons of Israel,out of Egypt."
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  • out of Egypt."That was a big responsibility
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  • That was a big responsibilityand requirement.
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  • and requirement.But Moses said to God,
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  • But Moses said to God,"Who am I,
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  • "Who am I,that I should go to Pharaoh,
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  • that I should go to Pharaoh,and that I should bring the
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  • and that I should bring thesons of Israel out of Egypt?"
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  • sons of Israel out of Egypt?"And He said, "Certainly, I will
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  • And He said, "Certainly, I willbe with you, and this should be
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  • be with you, and this should bethe sign to you that it is I who
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  • the sign to you that it is I whohave sent you: when you have
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  • have sent you: when you havebrought the people out of Egypt,
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  • brought the people out of Egypt,you shall worship God
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  • you shall worship Godat this mountain."
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  • at this mountain."Then Moses said God,
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  • Then Moses said God,"Behold, I am going
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  • "Behold, I am goingto the sons of Israel,
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  • to the sons of Israel,and I will say to them,
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  • and I will say to them,'The God of your fathers
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  • 'The God of your fathershas sent me to you.'
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  • has sent me to you.'Now they may say to me,
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  • Now they may say to me,'What is His name?'
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  • 'What is His name?'What shall I say to them?"
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  • What shall I say to them?"God said to Moses, "I AM WHO
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  • God said to Moses, "I AM WHOI AM", and He said, "Thus you
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  • I AM", and He said, "Thus youshall say to the sons of Israel,
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  • shall say to the sons of Israel,'I AM has sent you.'"
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  • 'I AM has sent you.'"So, what I want us to notice
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  • So, what I want us to noticehere, I want you to jot down
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  • here, I want you to jot downseven things.
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  • seven things.When trouble comes, we have
  • 00:07:47.083 --> 00:07:47.216
  • When trouble comes, we haveto remember His promises.
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  • to remember His promises.And those promises are as vital
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  • And those promises are as vitalas a part of our belief system.
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  • as a part of our belief system.And if you turn to Hebrews,
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  • And if you turn to Hebrews,for example, and let's look
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  • for example, and let's lookat a couple of verses here,
  • 00:07:57.660 --> 00:07:59.262
  • at a couple of verses here,in the tenth chapter, the tenth
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  • in the tenth chapter, the tenthchapter, the twenty-third verse,
  • 00:08:01.497 --> 00:08:03.499
  • chapter, the twenty-third verse,the Scripture says, "Let us hold
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  • the Scripture says, "Let us holdfast the confession of our hope
  • 00:08:06.836 --> 00:08:07.870
  • fast the confession of our hopewithout wavering, for He
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  • without wavering, for Hewho promised is faithful."
  • 00:08:11.340 --> 00:08:11.741
  • who promised is faithful."And then, that thirty-sixth
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  • And then, that thirty-sixthverse, he says,
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  • verse, he says,"For you have need of endurance,
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  • "For you have need of endurance,so that when you have done
  • 00:08:18.881 --> 00:08:19.982
  • so that when you have donethe will of God, you may receive
  • 00:08:20.883 --> 00:08:22.552
  • the will of God, you may receivewhat He's promised."
  • 00:08:22.552 --> 00:08:22.785
  • what He's promised."So, I think all of us probably
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  • So, I think all of us probablyhad the idea when we were saved,
  • 00:08:26.656 --> 00:08:27.790
  • had the idea when we were saved,life's really get--
  • 00:08:28.524 --> 00:08:29.525
  • life's really get--ready to get better for me.
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  • ready to get better for me.And most of the time it does,
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  • And most of the time it does,and probably in some way
  • 00:08:32.728 --> 00:08:33.429
  • and probably in some wayit does, but oftentimes
  • 00:08:34.597 --> 00:08:35.097
  • it does, but oftentimesnot the way we expect.
  • 00:08:36.599 --> 00:08:36.899
  • not the way we expect.People who've lived a life of
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  • People who've lived a life ofsin and disobedience to God,
  • 00:08:39.969 --> 00:08:40.336
  • sin and disobedience to God,just because you trust Christ
  • 00:08:41.237 --> 00:08:41.737
  • just because you trust Christas you Savior does not mean--
  • 00:08:43.339 --> 00:08:44.574
  • as you Savior does not mean--listen carefully.
  • 00:08:44.574 --> 00:08:44.707
  • listen carefully.It doesn't mean He's wiped
  • 00:08:46.375 --> 00:08:47.109
  • It doesn't mean He's wipedall the consequences away.
  • 00:08:48.477 --> 00:08:48.878
  • all the consequences away.It does mean your name
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  • It does mean your nameis written
  • 00:08:50.580 --> 00:08:51.647
  • is writtenin the Lamb's Book of Life.
  • 00:08:51.647 --> 00:08:51.781
  • in the Lamb's Book of Life.It does mean that your sins have
  • 00:08:53.149 --> 00:08:53.149
  • It does mean that your sins havebeen forgiven.
  • 00:08:54.183 --> 00:08:55.084
  • been forgiven.It does mean you have a new
  • 00:08:55.384 --> 00:08:56.686
  • It does mean you have a newlife, but that all the
  • 00:08:56.752 --> 00:08:58.187
  • life, but that all theconsequences don't disappear
  • 00:08:58.187 --> 00:08:58.287
  • consequences don't disappearsimply because we ask Christ
  • 00:09:00.189 --> 00:09:00.723
  • simply because we ask Christto save us.
  • 00:09:01.457 --> 00:09:02.091
  • to save us.So, when trouble comes, we have
  • 00:09:04.160 --> 00:09:04.894
  • So, when trouble comes, we haveto remember His promises.
  • 00:09:06.996 --> 00:09:08.831
  • to remember His promises.Secondly, He said to him for
  • 00:09:09.599 --> 00:09:12.068
  • Secondly, He said to him forexample, in the sixth chapter,
  • 00:09:12.768 --> 00:09:14.403
  • example, in the sixth chapter,the first verse, He says,
  • 00:09:14.403 --> 00:09:14.804
  • the first verse, He says,"Here's what you can expect:
  • 00:09:16.606 --> 00:09:16.606
  • "Here's what you can expect:Pharaoh will drive the Hebrews
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  • Pharaoh will drive the Hebrewsout of Egypt."
  • 00:09:20.343 --> 00:09:21.477
  • out of Egypt."Well, that's exactly what Moses
  • 00:09:21.477 --> 00:09:23.479
  • Well, that's exactly what Moseswanted to hear.
  • 00:09:23.846 --> 00:09:24.814
  • wanted to hear.And this is a promise from God,
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  • And this is a promise from God,He'll drive them out.
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  • He'll drive them out.And then He says, "I will harden
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  • And then He says, "I will hardenPharaoh's heart."
  • 00:09:29.018 --> 00:09:29.018
  • Pharaoh's heart."Well, now that changed the whole
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  • Well, now that changed the wholestory.
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  • story."Here are the things You're
  • 00:09:32.254 --> 00:09:32.622
  • "Here are the things You'regoing to do, and yet You tell me
  • 00:09:33.522 --> 00:09:33.889
  • going to do, and yet You tell meYou're going to harden Pharaoh's
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  • You're going to harden Pharaoh'sheart."
  • 00:09:36.559 --> 00:09:37.627
  • heart."Sometimes, when we're going
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  • Sometimes, when we're goingthrough difficulty, it looks
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  • through difficulty, it lookslike that God's working on the
  • 00:09:41.063 --> 00:09:41.130
  • like that God's working on theother side.
  • 00:09:42.565 --> 00:09:42.632
  • other side.It's like He's working in behalf
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  • It's like He's working in behalfof the enemy.
  • 00:09:45.201 --> 00:09:46.268
  • of the enemy.But God always wants us to look
  • 00:09:47.370 --> 00:09:48.371
  • But God always wants us to lookbeyond the immediate
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  • beyond the immediatecircumstance because God doesn't
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  • circumstance because God doesn'tjust work in a tiny molecule,
  • 00:09:54.777 --> 00:09:55.611
  • just work in a tiny molecule,a tiny circle.
  • 00:09:56.412 --> 00:09:57.380
  • a tiny circle.He works with
  • 00:09:57.380 --> 00:09:57.513
  • He works witha big picture in mind.
  • 00:09:58.981 --> 00:09:59.415
  • a big picture in mind.And this is why you and I should
  • 00:10:00.449 --> 00:10:01.083
  • And this is why you and I shouldlearn to listen to God
  • 00:10:01.884 --> 00:10:03.386
  • learn to listen to Godcarefully.
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  • carefully.God doesn't make any mistakes.
  • 00:10:05.588 --> 00:10:06.122
  • God doesn't make any mistakes.And when He speaks to your
  • 00:10:06.756 --> 00:10:07.757
  • And when He speaks to yourheart, sometimes people will
  • 00:10:07.957 --> 00:10:09.191
  • heart, sometimes people willsay, "Well, I guess I misheard
  • 00:10:09.358 --> 00:10:10.426
  • say, "Well, I guess I misheardGod."
  • 00:10:10.426 --> 00:10:10.726
  • God."No, no, you didn't mishear him.
  • 00:10:14.263 --> 00:10:14.397
  • No, no, you didn't mishear him.You misinterpreted what He said.
  • 00:10:16.666 --> 00:10:16.866
  • You misinterpreted what He said.He didn't say, "I'm going to
  • 00:10:18.134 --> 00:10:18.434
  • He didn't say, "I'm going tomake everything easy for the
  • 00:10:20.036 --> 00:10:21.604
  • make everything easy for theHebrews."
  • 00:10:21.604 --> 00:10:22.405
  • Hebrews."He said, "I'm going to set them
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  • He said, "I'm going to set themfree.
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  • free.And I'm going to do so by
  • 00:10:26.108 --> 00:10:28.010
  • And I'm going to do so byhardening Pharaoh's heart."
  • 00:10:29.378 --> 00:10:29.478
  • hardening Pharaoh's heart."Well, you already know the
  • 00:10:30.646 --> 00:10:30.746
  • Well, you already know thestory.
  • 00:10:31.514 --> 00:10:31.781
  • story.Hardening Pharaoh's heart caused
  • 00:10:32.882 --> 00:10:33.315
  • Hardening Pharaoh's heart causedgreat havoc among the people of
  • 00:10:35.484 --> 00:10:37.720
  • great havoc among the people ofthe Hebrew nation.
  • 00:10:37.720 --> 00:10:38.454
  • the Hebrew nation.And so, sometimes when God makes
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  • And so, sometimes when God makesus a promise, listen carefully.
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  • us a promise, listen carefully.He doesn't give us the details.
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  • He doesn't give us the details.Well, why doesn't He?
  • 00:10:48.164 --> 00:10:49.398
  • Well, why doesn't He?Well, you'd have to ask Him
  • 00:10:49.398 --> 00:10:49.432
  • Well, you'd have to ask Himthat.
  • 00:10:50.433 --> 00:10:50.566
  • that.You can't, you can question God
  • 00:10:51.634 --> 00:10:52.001
  • You can't, you can question Godif you want to, but listen, God
  • 00:10:53.102 --> 00:10:53.903
  • if you want to, but listen, Godknows what His purpose is.
  • 00:10:54.970 --> 00:10:56.305
  • knows what His purpose is.Now watch this.
  • 00:10:56.305 --> 00:10:57.740
  • Now watch this.His goal is always for our good.
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  • His goal is always for our good.His purpose is always to work
  • 00:11:01.844 --> 00:11:02.011
  • His purpose is always to worksomething in our life that will
  • 00:11:03.479 --> 00:11:04.346
  • something in our life that willbring goodness, that will bring
  • 00:11:05.715 --> 00:11:06.582
  • bring goodness, that will bringjoy in our hearts.
  • 00:11:07.283 --> 00:11:08.150
  • joy in our hearts.But sometimes it brings
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  • But sometimes it bringsdifficulty and hardship and pain
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  • difficulty and hardship and painand suffering.
  • 00:11:12.054 --> 00:11:12.088
  • and suffering.There's no promise in the Word
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  • There's no promise in the Wordof God that guarantees we will
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  • of God that guarantees we willhave a life without suffering
  • 00:11:17.259 --> 00:11:19.128
  • have a life without sufferingand heartache and pain.
  • 00:11:19.128 --> 00:11:19.261
  • and heartache and pain.And so, we have to remember who
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  • And so, we have to remember whowe're dealing with.
  • 00:11:21.931 --> 00:11:21.964
  • we're dealing with.We're dealing with a God who
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  • We're dealing with a God wholoves us unconditionally,
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  • loves us unconditionally,who saves us from our sin.
  • 00:11:25.501 --> 00:11:26.068
  • who saves us from our sin.He'll never leave us nor forsake
  • 00:11:26.836 --> 00:11:27.002
  • He'll never leave us nor forsakeus, and answers our prayers,
  • 00:11:28.070 --> 00:11:30.139
  • us, and answers our prayers,but does not promise to save us
  • 00:11:30.139 --> 00:11:30.139
  • but does not promise to save usfrom all suffering, heartache,
  • 00:11:32.007 --> 00:11:32.074
  • from all suffering, heartache,and even unto death.
  • 00:11:34.577 --> 00:11:34.710
  • and even unto death.So, when we look at this, God's
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  • So, when we look at this, God'spromise to Moses was an awesome
  • 00:11:39.248 --> 00:11:39.315
  • promise to Moses was an awesomepromise, but He didn't say,
  • 00:11:41.751 --> 00:11:43.552
  • promise, but He didn't say,"It's just going to be easy,
  • 00:11:43.552 --> 00:11:44.186
  • "It's just going to be easy,it's going to be
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  • it's going to bea wonderful exodus, it's going
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  • a wonderful exodus, it's goingto be absolutely fantastic.
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  • to be absolutely fantastic.Moses, you're going to be
  • 00:11:49.625 --> 00:11:50.092
  • Moses, you're going to besitting on top of the world."
  • 00:11:51.560 --> 00:11:51.727
  • sitting on top of the world."None of that.
  • 00:11:54.230 --> 00:11:54.497
  • None of that.So, the third thing I want you
  • 00:11:55.631 --> 00:11:56.432
  • So, the third thing I want youto notice is this.
  • 00:11:57.433 --> 00:11:58.534
  • to notice is this.God is working to accomplish His
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  • God is working to accomplish Hispurpose when we don't even see
  • 00:12:01.303 --> 00:12:02.338
  • purpose when we don't even seeit, when we don't understand it.
  • 00:12:04.840 --> 00:12:05.141
  • it, when we don't understand it.And in the seventh chapter
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  • And in the seventh chapterof Exodus and the fifth verse,
  • 00:12:10.179 --> 00:12:10.880
  • of Exodus and the fifth verse,He says, "The Egyptians
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  • He says, "The Egyptiansshall know that I am the Lord,
  • 00:12:15.818 --> 00:12:16.118
  • shall know that I am the Lord,when I stretch out My hand
  • 00:12:17.853 --> 00:12:18.120
  • when I stretch out My handon Egypt and bring out
  • 00:12:20.122 --> 00:12:21.757
  • on Egypt and bring outthe sons of Israel
  • 00:12:21.757 --> 00:12:21.891
  • the sons of Israelfrom their midst."
  • 00:12:23.225 --> 00:12:23.526
  • from their midst."He says,
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  • He says,"Here's what's going to happen.
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  • "Here's what's going to happen.I'm not giving you all
  • 00:12:26.462 --> 00:12:27.897
  • I'm not giving you allthe details but remember this.
  • 00:12:28.330 --> 00:12:29.365
  • the details but remember this.I am the Lord.
  • 00:12:30.065 --> 00:12:31.233
  • I am the Lord.When I stretch out My hand
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  • When I stretch out My handon Egypt, bring out the sons
  • 00:12:33.502 --> 00:12:35.371
  • on Egypt, bring out the sonsof Israel from their midst.
  • 00:12:35.838 --> 00:12:36.739
  • of Israel from their midst.So, Moses and Aaron did as the
  • 00:12:37.540 --> 00:12:38.073
  • So, Moses and Aaron did as thecommand, Lord commanded them,
  • 00:12:39.875 --> 00:12:40.176
  • command, Lord commanded them,and thus they did.
  • 00:12:41.644 --> 00:12:41.977
  • and thus they did.Moses was eighty years old when
  • 00:12:43.412 --> 00:12:44.680
  • Moses was eighty years old whenthat happened."
  • 00:12:44.680 --> 00:12:44.847
  • that happened."So, He's assuring him of what's
  • 00:12:46.148 --> 00:12:46.282
  • So, He's assuring him of what'sgoing to happen but He doesn't
  • 00:12:47.383 --> 00:12:47.550
  • going to happen but He doesn'tgive him all the details.
  • 00:12:48.951 --> 00:12:49.185
  • give him all the details.He says, Here's what I'm going
  • 00:12:49.852 --> 00:12:51.420
  • He says, Here's what I'm goingto do."
  • 00:12:51.420 --> 00:12:51.520
  • to do."And sometimes we see
  • 00:12:53.289 --> 00:12:54.089
  • And sometimes we seethe evidence of God at work
  • 00:12:54.757 --> 00:12:55.691
  • the evidence of God at workand we don't understand always
  • 00:12:56.392 --> 00:12:58.661
  • and we don't understand alwayshow He does it.
  • 00:12:58.661 --> 00:12:58.828
  • how He does it.God makes a promise.
  • 00:12:59.929 --> 00:13:00.329
  • God makes a promise.You say, "Well, does He always
  • 00:13:01.230 --> 00:13:01.297
  • You say, "Well, does He alwayskeep His promise?"
  • 00:13:02.498 --> 00:13:03.132
  • keep His promise?"Yes.
  • 00:13:03.632 --> 00:13:04.300
  • Yes.Does He always give us
  • 00:13:04.300 --> 00:13:04.600
  • Does He always give usthe details?
  • 00:13:05.301 --> 00:13:06.435
  • the details?No, because that's the way
  • 00:13:06.435 --> 00:13:06.802
  • No, because that's the wayyou and I grow in our faith,
  • 00:13:08.037 --> 00:13:10.406
  • you and I grow in our faith,by believing Him, trusting Him
  • 00:13:11.140 --> 00:13:11.574
  • by believing Him, trusting Himwhen I don't understand Him.
  • 00:13:12.942 --> 00:13:13.242
  • when I don't understand Him.God nowhere promises
  • 00:13:14.043 --> 00:13:14.176
  • God nowhere promisesI'll always understand.
  • 00:13:16.212 --> 00:13:16.478
  • I'll always understand.He promises to keep His Word.
  • 00:13:17.947 --> 00:13:18.347
  • He promises to keep His Word.He promises that He'll be
  • 00:13:19.048 --> 00:13:19.915
  • He promises that He'll bewith us in it.
  • 00:13:19.949 --> 00:13:21.150
  • with us in it.He promises to provide our need,
  • 00:13:21.817 --> 00:13:22.284
  • He promises to provide our need,but that I'll, not that I'll
  • 00:13:23.152 --> 00:13:24.353
  • but that I'll, not that I'llalways understand.
  • 00:13:24.353 --> 00:13:24.620
  • always understand.Sometimes we see the evidence
  • 00:13:25.688 --> 00:13:26.322
  • Sometimes we see the evidenceof God working in our life
  • 00:13:27.122 --> 00:13:27.923
  • of God working in our lifeand sometimes we can't.
  • 00:13:29.725 --> 00:13:30.426
  • and sometimes we can't.That is, Moses couldn't foresee
  • 00:13:32.728 --> 00:13:35.331
  • That is, Moses couldn't foreseewhat God had in mind.
  • 00:13:35.331 --> 00:13:35.598
  • what God had in mind.And when He says, "I'm going
  • 00:13:36.498 --> 00:13:37.166
  • And when He says, "I'm goingto use you to set them free."
  • 00:13:38.534 --> 00:13:38.934
  • to use you to set them free."Then he sees what happens,
  • 00:13:40.870 --> 00:13:41.637
  • Then he sees what happens,naturally he wonders, "Well,
  • 00:13:42.905 --> 00:13:43.572
  • naturally he wonders, "Well,God, here's what You said."
  • 00:13:44.673 --> 00:13:44.673
  • God, here's what You said."But we have to remember that God
  • 00:13:46.008 --> 00:13:46.242
  • But we have to remember that Goddoes not always give us details.
  • 00:13:48.344 --> 00:13:48.944
  • does not always give us details.Did you hear that?
  • 00:13:49.845 --> 00:13:50.913
  • Did you hear that?Well, a few of you did.
  • 00:13:52.181 --> 00:13:53.115
  • Well, a few of you did.He does not always give us
  • 00:13:53.949 --> 00:13:54.917
  • He does not always give usdetails, amen?
  • 00:13:55.651 --> 00:13:56.452
  • details, amen?So, that's where we find out
  • 00:13:57.987 --> 00:13:58.520
  • So, that's where we find outwhether we trust Him or not.
  • 00:14:00.489 --> 00:14:00.890
  • whether we trust Him or not.And usually, when God speaks
  • 00:14:01.824 --> 00:14:02.358
  • And usually, when God speaksabout something good, He's going
  • 00:14:03.459 --> 00:14:03.859
  • about something good, He's goingto do, here's what we do.
  • 00:14:05.394 --> 00:14:06.128
  • to do, here's what we do.Our mind jumps from today
  • 00:14:06.729 --> 00:14:09.131
  • Our mind jumps from todayto the good.
  • 00:14:09.131 --> 00:14:09.565
  • to the good.So, we don't like to think about
  • 00:14:10.766 --> 00:14:11.300
  • So, we don't like to think aboutwhat's the difference between
  • 00:14:12.902 --> 00:14:13.602
  • what's the difference betweenthe promise today and the good
  • 00:14:14.904 --> 00:14:16.572
  • the promise today and the goodtomorrow?
  • 00:14:16.705 --> 00:14:17.606
  • tomorrow?Lot of things can happen
  • 00:14:17.606 --> 00:14:17.840
  • Lot of things can happenin that space of time.
  • 00:14:19.675 --> 00:14:21.577
  • in that space of time.And so, what happens here is,
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  • And so, what happens here is,it took the death
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  • it took the deathof Pharaoh's son to convince him
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  • of Pharaoh's son to convince himto let the people go.
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  • to let the people go.But that's exactly
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  • But that's exactlywhat God had planned.
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  • what God had planned.He knew exactly what would have
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  • He knew exactly what would haveto happen before Pharaoh
  • 00:14:34.156 --> 00:14:34.957
  • to happen before Pharaohwould let the people go.
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  • would let the people go.So, think about all the plagues
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  • So, think about all the plaguesand so forth that happened,
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  • and so forth that happened,we'll talk about those later.
  • 00:14:41.697 --> 00:14:41.764
  • we'll talk about those later.But God is working to accomplish
  • 00:14:45.134 --> 00:14:46.168
  • But God is working to accomplishHis purpose but not always
  • 00:14:46.902 --> 00:14:47.136
  • His purpose but not alwaysin the ways we expect.
  • 00:14:49.204 --> 00:14:49.305
  • in the ways we expect.And so, the fourth thing I want
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  • And so, the fourth thing I wantyou to jot down in all of this
  • 00:14:53.309 --> 00:14:54.376
  • you to jot down in all of thisis this.
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  • is this.We're to trust Him to keep
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  • We're to trust Him to keepHis promise.
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  • His promise.Our responsibility is not
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  • Our responsibility is notnecessarily to understand
  • 00:15:01.150 --> 00:15:02.084
  • necessarily to understandit all, but to trust Him
  • 00:15:02.851 --> 00:15:04.119
  • it all, but to trust Himto keep His promise.
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  • to keep His promise.That's a requirement.
  • 00:15:05.988 --> 00:15:06.121
  • That's a requirement.We're to trust the Lord in all,
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  • We're to trust the Lord in all,with all your heart, lean not to
  • 00:15:09.291 --> 00:15:09.525
  • with all your heart, lean not toyour own understanding, in all
  • 00:15:11.093 --> 00:15:12.361
  • your own understanding, in allyour ways acknowledge Him and
  • 00:15:12.594 --> 00:15:14.063
  • your ways acknowledge Him andHe'll direct your path straight.
  • 00:15:14.063 --> 00:15:14.430
  • He'll direct your path straight.So, the more difficult
  • 00:15:15.397 --> 00:15:15.597
  • So, the more difficultour circumstances,
  • 00:15:16.498 --> 00:15:16.799
  • our circumstances,the greater our struggle.
  • 00:15:18.367 --> 00:15:18.500
  • the greater our struggle.And in some trials we face, all
  • 00:15:20.402 --> 00:15:21.804
  • And in some trials we face, allwe have is His Word, we have the
  • 00:15:23.405 --> 00:15:23.439
  • we have is His Word, we have theLiving Word of God, the Bible.
  • 00:15:26.375 --> 00:15:27.977
  • Living Word of God, the Bible.And what He said to Moses,
  • 00:15:27.977 --> 00:15:28.377
  • And what He said to Moses,what He, you and I have today
  • 00:15:29.878 --> 00:15:31.880
  • what He, you and I have todayin the Scriptures are the same.
  • 00:15:32.815 --> 00:15:33.182
  • in the Scriptures are the same.It's the same God who made
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  • It's the same God who madethis promise to Moses who makes
  • 00:15:37.086 --> 00:15:38.253
  • this promise to Moses who makesthese promises to us.
  • 00:15:38.988 --> 00:15:39.254
  • these promises to us.So, what did Moses have?
  • 00:15:43.492 --> 00:15:44.760
  • So, what did Moses have?Watch this.
  • 00:15:44.760 --> 00:15:45.194
  • Watch this.This is all he had.
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  • This is all he had."And I'll be with you.
  • 00:15:49.465 --> 00:15:49.698
  • "And I'll be with you.And I'll be with you."
  • 00:15:51.767 --> 00:15:51.834
  • And I'll be with you."Told him lots of things, but all
  • 00:15:53.002 --> 00:15:54.536
  • Told him lots of things, but allhe had was, "I'll be with you."
  • 00:15:56.405 --> 00:15:56.438
  • he had was, "I'll be with you."And I want you to think about
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  • And I want you to think aboutthis.
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  • this.This is the Moses
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  • This is the Moseswho got ejected out of Egypt
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  • who got ejected out of Egyptforty years before.
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  • forty years before.Now he's forty years older,
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  • Now he's forty years older,there's a different Pharaoh,
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  • there's a different Pharaoh,doesn't know him except
  • 00:16:10.886 --> 00:16:12.354
  • doesn't know him exceptwhat they know about him.
  • 00:16:12.921 --> 00:16:13.956
  • what they know about him.And he's coming back, across
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  • And he's coming back, acrossthe desert and telling Pharaoh,
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  • the desert and telling Pharaoh,"You must let the Hebrews go."
  • 00:16:21.330 --> 00:16:22.331
  • "You must let the Hebrews go."Well that was a joke.
  • 00:16:22.331 --> 00:16:22.798
  • Well that was a joke.In other words,
  • 00:16:23.332 --> 00:16:24.033
  • In other words,think about this.
  • 00:16:24.466 --> 00:16:25.367
  • think about this."You're coming here with
  • 00:16:25.734 --> 00:16:27.136
  • "You're coming here witha shepherd's staff telling me to
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  • a shepherd's staff telling me tofree two million slaves who are
  • 00:16:30.406 --> 00:16:31.006
  • free two million slaves who arebuilding all of my enterprises,
  • 00:16:32.608 --> 00:16:32.741
  • building all of my enterprises,and you think I'm going
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  • and you think I'm goingto listen to that?"
  • 00:16:36.545 --> 00:16:37.012
  • to listen to that?"Naturally they didn't think so.
  • 00:16:37.980 --> 00:16:39.048
  • Naturally they didn't think so.So, I want you to jot this
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  • So, I want you to jot thisone down.
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  • one down.Number five: We must remember
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  • Number five: We must rememberGod is the sovereign of the
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  • God is the sovereign of theuniverse and everything is
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  • universe and everything iswithin His power.
  • 00:16:48.090 --> 00:16:49.925
  • within His power.And my favorite verse is the
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  • And my favorite verse is thePsalm one hundred and three.
  • 00:16:53.195 --> 00:16:53.262
  • Psalm one hundred and three.And you'll hear me quote it
  • 00:16:54.763 --> 00:16:56.165
  • And you'll hear me quote itmany times, but I just want you
  • 00:16:56.865 --> 00:16:58.200
  • many times, but I just want youto turn there and if I just
  • 00:16:58.200 --> 00:17:00.002
  • to turn there and if I justquote it, you won't turn.
  • 00:17:00.369 --> 00:17:03.472
  • quote it, you won't turn.So, Psalm one-o-three,
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  • So, Psalm one-o-three,verse nineteen, listen,
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  • verse nineteen, listen,"The Lord has established
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  • "The Lord has establishedHis throne in the heavens,
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  • His throne in the heavens,and His sovereignty,"
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  • and His sovereignty,"which means His power, His love,
  • 00:17:16.952 --> 00:17:16.952
  • which means His power, His love,all that He is does, what?
  • 00:17:20.055 --> 00:17:20.989
  • all that He is does, what?"His sovereignty rules
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  • "His sovereignty rulesover all."
  • 00:17:22.124 --> 00:17:22.858
  • over all."That means, the power
  • 00:17:23.959 --> 00:17:24.359
  • That means, the powerof Almighty God rules over all.
  • 00:17:26.261 --> 00:17:26.628
  • of Almighty God rules over all.And remember one of the things
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  • And remember one of the thingsthat God said to him before
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  • that God said to him beforehe left to go to see Pharaoh.
  • 00:17:31.467 --> 00:17:33.735
  • he left to go to see Pharaoh.I'll be with you.
  • 00:17:33.735 --> 00:17:33.869
  • I'll be with you.I will be with you.
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  • I will be with you.And what he--watch this,
  • 00:17:38.140 --> 00:17:38.140
  • And what he--watch this,what He said to Moses,
  • 00:17:39.875 --> 00:17:40.642
  • what He said to Moses,He has said to every single one
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  • He has said to every single oneof us who is
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  • of us who isa follower of Jesus.
  • 00:17:46.014 --> 00:17:47.749
  • a follower of Jesus.I'll be with you.
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  • I'll be with you.To the end of this age,
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  • To the end of this age,beyond that.
  • 00:17:50.686 --> 00:17:51.420
  • beyond that.When you trust the Lord
  • 00:17:51.787 --> 00:17:53.388
  • When you trust the LordJesus Christ as your Savior,
  • 00:17:53.388 --> 00:17:53.589
  • Jesus Christ as your Savior,the Holy Spirit comes
  • 00:17:54.723 --> 00:17:54.890
  • the Holy Spirit comesinto your life to live,
  • 00:17:55.924 --> 00:17:57.793
  • into your life to live,seals you as a child of God.
  • 00:17:58.093 --> 00:17:59.628
  • seals you as a child of God.And so, it's not that we do this
  • 00:17:59.628 --> 00:17:59.628
  • And so, it's not that we do thisin our power, it's that we walk
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  • in our power, it's that we walkin His strength and in His
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  • in His strength and in Hispower.
  • 00:18:04.800 --> 00:18:04.867
  • power.And so, it's the power of God.
  • 00:18:06.902 --> 00:18:08.237
  • And so, it's the power of God.And so, whatever we're asking
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  • And so, whatever we're askingHim about, whatever we need in
  • 00:18:12.741 --> 00:18:15.511
  • Him about, whatever we need inour life, we--listen, He's the
  • 00:18:15.677 --> 00:18:17.479
  • our life, we--listen, He's thesovereign God of the universe
  • 00:18:18.013 --> 00:18:19.982
  • sovereign God of the universewhich means, He's capable,
  • 00:18:19.982 --> 00:18:20.315
  • which means, He's capable,powerful enough, and able to do
  • 00:18:21.850 --> 00:18:22.284
  • powerful enough, and able to doanything that needs to be done
  • 00:18:23.886 --> 00:18:24.953
  • anything that needs to be donein our life.
  • 00:18:25.654 --> 00:18:25.921
  • in our life.Now watch this.
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  • Now watch this.Think about this for a moment.
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  • Think about this for a moment.When you trusted Jesus Christ as
  • 00:18:29.625 --> 00:18:29.825
  • When you trusted Jesus Christ asyour Savior, you and I would
  • 00:18:31.026 --> 00:18:31.460
  • your Savior, you and I wouldagree that He wrote our names in
  • 00:18:32.761 --> 00:18:32.928
  • agree that He wrote our names inHis Lamb's Book of Life, that He
  • 00:18:35.797 --> 00:18:37.032
  • His Lamb's Book of Life, that Hecame into our life through the
  • 00:18:37.599 --> 00:18:38.433
  • came into our life through theHoly Spirit and sealed us
  • 00:18:39.134 --> 00:18:40.669
  • Holy Spirit and sealed usforever as a child of God.
  • 00:18:41.236 --> 00:18:41.870
  • forever as a child of God.Can't be lost, forever sealed.
  • 00:18:43.872 --> 00:18:43.939
  • Can't be lost, forever sealed.He lives in and through us, each
  • 00:18:46.241 --> 00:18:47.042
  • He lives in and through us, eachone of us individually, His will
  • 00:18:47.876 --> 00:18:49.311
  • one of us individually, His willthrough the power of the Holy
  • 00:18:50.112 --> 00:18:51.480
  • through the power of the HolySpirit.
  • 00:18:51.914 --> 00:18:52.814
  • Spirit.We have that relationship
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  • We have that relationshipto Him.
  • 00:18:55.050 --> 00:18:55.117
  • to Him.That means we have tapped into
  • 00:18:56.418 --> 00:18:58.620
  • That means we have tapped intothe presence and the power of
  • 00:18:58.854 --> 00:19:01.089
  • the presence and the power ofGod for every single aspect
  • 00:19:01.089 --> 00:19:02.791
  • God for every single aspectof our life.
  • 00:19:03.458 --> 00:19:04.826
  • of our life.You have the sovereign God of
  • 00:19:06.161 --> 00:19:06.361
  • You have the sovereign God ofthe universe, the same one who
  • 00:19:08.130 --> 00:19:09.498
  • the universe, the same one whowalked with Moses to see
  • 00:19:10.732 --> 00:19:11.400
  • walked with Moses to seePharaoh, who could have
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  • Pharaoh, who could haveobliterated him in a split
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  • obliterated him in a splitsecond if he'd have chosen to.
  • 00:19:16.038 --> 00:19:16.705
  • second if he'd have chosen to.But when God said, "I'll be with
  • 00:19:17.372 --> 00:19:17.973
  • But when God said, "I'll be withyou," Pharaoh couldn't do
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  • you," Pharaoh couldn't doanything to Moses because God
  • 00:19:22.077 --> 00:19:24.179
  • anything to Moses because Godwas with him.
  • 00:19:24.179 --> 00:19:24.446
  • was with him.And sometimes we forget who we
  • 00:19:26.582 --> 00:19:29.051
  • And sometimes we forget who wehave within us and what we have,
  • 00:19:31.787 --> 00:19:35.224
  • have within us and what we have,because we have Him.
  • 00:19:35.390 --> 00:19:37.960
  • because we have Him.So, we have the confidence
  • 00:19:39.194 --> 00:19:40.095
  • So, we have the confidencethat He'll keep His Word.
  • 00:19:40.596 --> 00:19:41.363
  • that He'll keep His Word.The sixth thing I want you
  • 00:19:41.630 --> 00:19:43.165
  • The sixth thing I want youto jot down, God oftentimes has
  • 00:19:43.699 --> 00:19:45.067
  • to jot down, God oftentimes hasan unexpected plan to meet
  • 00:19:45.834 --> 00:19:47.970
  • an unexpected plan to meetour needs.
  • 00:19:48.403 --> 00:19:49.938
  • our needs.God always has a reason,
  • 00:19:49.938 --> 00:19:50.105
  • God always has a reason,and a goal, and a purpose.
  • 00:19:51.907 --> 00:19:52.140
  • and a goal, and a purpose.And one of the reasons He allows
  • 00:19:53.442 --> 00:19:53.442
  • And one of the reasons He allowsyou and me to go through
  • 00:19:54.776 --> 00:19:54.910
  • you and me to go throughdifficulty, hardship, and pain,
  • 00:19:56.178 --> 00:19:56.178
  • difficulty, hardship, and pain,rejection, and all the rest,
  • 00:19:58.580 --> 00:19:58.847
  • rejection, and all the rest,is that He's teaching us
  • 00:20:01.049 --> 00:20:02.851
  • is that He's teaching usto trust Him.
  • 00:20:02.851 --> 00:20:04.219
  • to trust Him.He's teaching us that the most
  • 00:20:04.219 --> 00:20:04.987
  • He's teaching us that the mostdifficult times of our life, the
  • 00:20:05.887 --> 00:20:07.155
  • difficult times of our life, themost painful times of our life,
  • 00:20:07.623 --> 00:20:08.824
  • most painful times of our life,God is doing something good
  • 00:20:09.424 --> 00:20:10.926
  • God is doing something goodin our life.
  • 00:20:11.426 --> 00:20:12.494
  • in our life.So, you may ask a Hebrew back in
  • 00:20:13.962 --> 00:20:14.229
  • So, you may ask a Hebrew back inthose days, when the plagues
  • 00:20:15.764 --> 00:20:16.531
  • those days, when the plagueswere coming, and things were
  • 00:20:17.766 --> 00:20:18.800
  • were coming, and things werehappening all around them,
  • 00:20:19.234 --> 00:20:20.435
  • happening all around them,"Well, is God a good God?"
  • 00:20:20.435 --> 00:20:20.902
  • "Well, is God a good God?"They didn't fully understand
  • 00:20:22.304 --> 00:20:23.538
  • They didn't fully understandeverything that was happening.
  • 00:20:23.705 --> 00:20:24.439
  • everything that was happening.Moses knew what was happening.
  • 00:20:25.707 --> 00:20:26.241
  • Moses knew what was happening.Because what did God have
  • 00:20:27.109 --> 00:20:27.776
  • Because what did God havein mind?
  • 00:20:28.443 --> 00:20:29.845
  • in mind?Well, what did God do?
  • 00:20:30.579 --> 00:20:32.147
  • Well, what did God do?He didn't just let them go.
  • 00:20:32.648 --> 00:20:33.815
  • He didn't just let them go.When they went, the Bible says
  • 00:20:34.583 --> 00:20:37.319
  • When they went, the Bible saysthey plundered the Egyptians.
  • 00:20:37.986 --> 00:20:39.521
  • they plundered the Egyptians.That is, they took their wealth
  • 00:20:39.521 --> 00:20:41.290
  • That is, they took their wealthwith them.
  • 00:20:41.857 --> 00:20:43.058
  • with them.And sometimes, we can't see what
  • 00:20:43.458 --> 00:20:44.960
  • And sometimes, we can't see whatGod is up to.
  • 00:20:45.327 --> 00:20:46.762
  • God is up to.And the last statement is this.
  • 00:20:46.795 --> 00:20:48.063
  • And the last statement is this.God is never late
  • 00:20:48.063 --> 00:20:48.530
  • God is never latewith His deliverance.
  • 00:20:51.400 --> 00:20:53.335
  • with His deliverance.Never late.
  • 00:20:53.935 --> 00:20:54.770
  • Never late.We may pray a long time
  • 00:20:55.737 --> 00:20:56.638
  • We may pray a long timeabout some things.
  • 00:20:57.606 --> 00:20:58.373
  • about some things.We may go through
  • 00:20:58.874 --> 00:21:00.075
  • We may go throughsome difficulty, heartache,
  • 00:21:00.075 --> 00:21:00.842
  • some difficulty, heartache,whatever it might be, but God is
  • 00:21:02.544 --> 00:21:03.879
  • whatever it might be, but God isnever late with His deliverance.
  • 00:21:05.013 --> 00:21:05.180
  • never late with His deliverance.He may be late according
  • 00:21:06.348 --> 00:21:08.150
  • He may be late accordingto my timetable, but not His.
  • 00:21:08.150 --> 00:21:08.150
  • to my timetable, but not His.The Hebrews, listen to this,
  • 00:21:11.687 --> 00:21:16.825
  • The Hebrews, listen to this,waited four hundred years.
  • 00:21:17.025 --> 00:21:17.592
  • waited four hundred years.You say,
  • 00:21:18.126 --> 00:21:18.694
  • You say,"Well, that sounds late to me."
  • 00:21:18.960 --> 00:21:21.663
  • "Well, that sounds late to me."Not in God's mind.
  • 00:21:22.030 --> 00:21:22.664
  • Not in God's mind.Because the question is,
  • 00:21:23.031 --> 00:21:24.900
  • Because the question is,"What's the purpose of God?"
  • 00:21:25.300 --> 00:21:26.401
  • "What's the purpose of God?"He was, watch this, He was
  • 00:21:27.035 --> 00:21:29.338
  • He was, watch this, He wasdemonstrating to the nation of
  • 00:21:30.172 --> 00:21:31.573
  • demonstrating to the nation ofIsrael, and that is the Hebrews,
  • 00:21:32.107 --> 00:21:32.774
  • Israel, and that is the Hebrews,demonstrating there's something
  • 00:21:33.642 --> 00:21:36.278
  • demonstrating there's somethingto them they would never forget.
  • 00:21:36.778 --> 00:21:37.846
  • to them they would never forget.They would tell their children,
  • 00:21:38.246 --> 00:21:39.414
  • They would tell their children,children's, children's,
  • 00:21:39.648 --> 00:21:40.916
  • children's, children's,children's up to the
  • 00:21:40.916 --> 00:21:41.817
  • children's up to thetwenty-first century and on
  • 00:21:42.851 --> 00:21:42.951
  • twenty-first century and onuntil Jesus comes again, that
  • 00:21:44.653 --> 00:21:44.886
  • until Jesus comes again, thatthe God of the Hebrews is the
  • 00:21:47.589 --> 00:21:48.757
  • the God of the Hebrews is theone true God, Jehovah, and He's
  • 00:21:50.392 --> 00:21:51.293
  • one true God, Jehovah, and He'sthe sovereign of the universe.
  • 00:21:52.994 --> 00:21:53.028
  • the sovereign of the universe.That's the God in whom we
  • 00:21:55.130 --> 00:21:57.799
  • That's the God in whom webelieve and whom we serve.
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  • believe and whom we serve.And that's why we can sing
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  • And that's why we can singand shout and praise God and be
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  • and shout and praise God and beunashamed that we believe Him
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  • - Dr. Stanley: So, if you will
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  • - Dr. Stanley: So, if you willrecall, when trouble comes,
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  • recall, when trouble comes,we trust Him.
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  • we trust Him.We don't try to figure it out.
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  • We don't try to figure it out.God's made all these promises
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  • God's made all these promisesin His Bible.
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  • in His Bible.I will never leave you
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  • I will never leave younor forsake you.
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  • nor forsake you.I'll be there for you
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  • I'll be there for youno matter what happens.
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  • no matter what happens.I'll provide your needs and
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  • I'll provide your needs andI'll take you through the storm,
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  • I'll take you through the storm,and you have eternal security.
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  • and you have eternal security.Do you know how blessed you are?
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  • Do you know how blessed you are?You think about
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  • You think aboutall the complaining we do,
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  • all the complaining we do,how blessed we are.
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  • how blessed we are.And the promise is not by
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  • And the promise is not bysomebody, it's by the sovereign
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  • somebody, it's by the sovereignGod of the universe who has
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  • God of the universe who hasthe power to bless you the way
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  • the power to bless you the wayHe wants to bless you, grow us
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  • He wants to bless you, grow usall up in the faith and make
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  • all up in the faith and makeour life an example and
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  • our life an example anda testimony to the unbeliever
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  • a testimony to the unbelieverwho's struggling.
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  • who's struggling.And you may be one of those
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  • And you may be one of thosepersons who's struggling
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  • persons who's strugglingthis morning.
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  • this morning.Maybe you don't know whether
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  • Maybe you don't know whetheryou believe in God or not.
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  • you believe in God or not.You can't give me a good reason
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  • You can't give me a good reasonfor not believing in Him.
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  • for not believing in Him.Here's hundreds of pages written
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  • Here's hundreds of pages writtenWord of God for believing
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  • Word of God for believingin Him.
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  • in Him.And He says, "Whosoever shall
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  • And He says, "Whosoever shallcall upon the name of the Lord
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  • call upon the name of the Lordshall be saved.
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  • shall be saved.Not might be, shall be saved.
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  • Not might be, shall be saved.This goodness of the God and
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  • This goodness of the God andwhom we serve and in whom
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  • whom we serve and in whomwe believe is a God of grace,
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  • we believe is a God of grace,love and forgiveness.
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  • love and forgiveness.And I challenge you, if you've
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  • And I challenge you, if you'venever trusted Jesus Christ
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  • never trusted Jesus Christas your Savior, surrender
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  • as your Savior, surrenderyour life to Him,
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  • your life to Him,maybe you don't understand
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  • maybe you don't understanda lot of things in the Bible.
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  • a lot of things in the Bible.There are some things
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  • There are some thingsI don't understand.
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  • I don't understand.I may not have done it this way,
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  • I may not have done it this way,that way, the other,
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  • that way, the other,but it's God's way.
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  • but it's God's way.It's a perfect way,
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  • It's a perfect way,for God knew what He was after.
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  • for God knew what He was after.He'll forgive you of your sin,
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  • He'll forgive you of your sin,if you'll ask Him, not because
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  • if you'll ask Him, not becauseyou're going to be better,
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  • you're going to be better,not because of the promises you
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  • not because of the promises youmake, but because His Son died
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  • make, but because His Son diedon the cross, shed His blood
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  • on the cross, shed His bloodand saves any and every person
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  • and saves any and every personwho's willing to call upon Him.
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  • who's willing to call upon Him.Just like the death angel passed
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  • Just like the death angel passedthrough Egypt, you didn't have
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  • through Egypt, you didn't haveblood on the door post,
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  • blood on the door post,there would be death.
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  • there would be death.Today, you don't trust Him as
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  • Today, you don't trust Him asyour Savior, you don't believe
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  • your Savior, you don't believein the blood of Jesus, you don't
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  • in the blood of Jesus, you don'tbelieve in the crucifixion, you
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  • believe in the crucifixion, youdon't believe in the crucified
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  • don't believe in the crucifiedLord, one of these days you'll
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  • Lord, one of these days you'llstand before Him and give an
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  • stand before Him and give anaccount, and all your excuses
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  • account, and all your excuseswill be null and void.
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  • will be null and void.And I invite you to ask Christ
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  • And I invite you to ask Christto save you and
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  • to save you andlet Him change your life today
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  • let Him change your life todayand govern your life forever.
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  • and govern your life forever.Amen?
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  • Amen?Let's stand together.
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  • Let's stand together.Father, we love You and praise
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  • Father, we love You and praiseYou and thank You for the
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  • You and thank You for theawesomeness of the Scripture,
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  • awesomeness of the Scripture,for the way You worked
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  • for the way You workedin the life of Your servants
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  • in the life of Your servantsall through from Genesis
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  • all through from Genesisto Revelation.
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  • to Revelation.And I pray that You will remind
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  • And I pray that You will remindus again and again, Lord,
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  • us again and again, Lord,when we need to be reminded
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  • when we need to be remindedYou never change.
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  • You never change.You said You didn't change
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  • You said You didn't changeand You don't.
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  • and You don't.We have the awesome privilege
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  • We have the awesome privilegeof calling upon You in any
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  • of calling upon You in anyand every circumstance of life.
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  • and every circumstance of life.You don't have a deaf ear
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  • You don't have a deaf earto Your children.
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  • to Your children.We thank You and bless You
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  • We thank You and bless Youand praise You today that
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  • and praise You today thatwe have the privilege of calling
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  • we have the privilege of callingupon You and the assurance
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  • upon You and the assurancethat You will hear us,
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  • - announcer: If you've been
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  • - announcer: If you've beenblessed by today's program,
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  • - female: Some people think the
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  • - female: Some people think theBible is so boring.
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  • Bible is so boring.- female: That it's no longer
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  • - female: That it's no longerrelevant.
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  • relevant.- male: That it teaches us we
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  • - male: That it teaches us wecan't have any fun.
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  • can't have any fun.- female: Yeah!
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  • - female: Yeah!- male: But the Bible is a book
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  • - male: But the Bible is a bookfor my life.
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  • for my life.- all: Your life.
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  • - all: Your life.- all: Our lives.
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  • - all: Our lives.- female: It gives me
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  • - female: It gives meperspective.
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  • perspective.- male: It's fulfilling.
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  • - male: It's fulfilling.- female: It's historical.
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  • - female: It's historical.- male: God's Word for us.
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  • - male: God's Word for us.- male: He's not just in here.
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  • - male: He's not just in here.- female: He's in here.
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  • - female: He's in here.- female: So read the book
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  • - female: So read the bookthat's written to you.
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  • that's written to you.- both: To us.
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  • - both: To us.- male: To us.
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  • - male: To us.- male: To us.
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  • - male: To us.- Dr. Stanley: From God.
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  • - Dr. Stanley: From God.- female announcer: The Life
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  • - female announcer: The LifePrinciples Bible from
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  • - all: Wow.
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  • - all: Wow.- male: Wow, wow.
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  • - male: Wow, wow.- male: Surprise.
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  • - male: Surprise.- female: Thank you, guys.
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  • - female: Thank you, guys.- female: The flowers are
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  • - female: The flowers arebeautiful.
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  • beautiful.- female: Yes, looking forward
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  • - female: Yes, looking forwardto it.
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  • to it.- female announcer: Even though
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  • - female announcer: Even thoughlife might take turns you
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  • - male: Hey, Briscoe, let's go.
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  • - male: Hey, Briscoe, let's go.- announcer: God created you
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  • - announcer: God created youwith a plan to fulfill an
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  • You may not realize how
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  • You may not realize howprofoundly God desires to
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  • profoundly God desires towork in you and impact others
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  • Just imagine what your life
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  • Just imagine what your lifemight look like a year from now
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  • might look like a year from nowafter connecting daily with your
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  • after connecting daily with yourheavenly Father.
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  • heavenly Father."God's Purpose for Your Life,"
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  • "God's Purpose for Your Life,"a new year-long devotional
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  • - male announcer: "In Touch,"
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  • leading people worldwide into
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  • a growing relationship with
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  • Jesus Christ and strengthening
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  • the local church.
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  • This program is sponsored
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  • by In Touch Ministries and
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  • is made possible by the grace
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  • of God and your faithful
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