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November 3, 2019
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  • by the friends and partners of Christ for All Nations.
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  • (Music) Coming up on Christ for All Nations...
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  • DANIEL KOLENDA- The wilderness is a hard place,
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  • but it's just as crucial as it is painful. God is with you,
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  • and He actually wants to use the wilderness to bless you.
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  • But if you understand the nature of the wilderness, it's
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  • possible to actually reap tremendous blessings out of
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  • it. Adversity does not have to be our destination. It can be a pathway to greater things.
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  • (Music)
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  • REINHARD BONNKE- He has come to break every chain
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  • and to unlock every prison door.
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  • DANIEL KOLENDA- He turns darkness into light.
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  • He turns sin into salvation. He turns bondage into freedom.
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  • And He changes us from the inside out.
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  • (Music)
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  • DANIEL KOLENDA- Hello, everybody. Welcome to another
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  • broadcast of Christ for All Nations. I'm your host, Daniel
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  • Kolenda, and it's my joy to welcome you to a very special
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  • broadcast today. I'm gonna be sharing with you in a few
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  • minutes my brand-new teaching series called, The Wilderness
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  • Survival Guide. This is for those of you that may be going
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  • through a very difficult season in your life. If you
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  • don't need it now, you will at some point. I believe that the
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  • principles that I'm gonna give you today from God's Word are
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  • gonna strengthen you and prepare you for every battle
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  • that you face in life. But before we get to that, I want
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  • to encourage you to send in your prayer requests because
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  • we have offices all over the world that are constantly,
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  • every day, praying for your prayer requests. And in fact,
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  • we take those prayer requests with us to the field in
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  • Africa. We pray with them, we pray over them with hundreds
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  • of thousands of people present. And we hear great
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  • testimonies of breakthrough and miracles that God is doing
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  • in the lives of ordinary people like you and me. And
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  • so, I want to encourage you right now, use the contact
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  • information that's on your screen. Send us your prayer
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  • requests. And when you do, I want to send to you this
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  • little booklet called, How to Receive a Miracle from God.
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  • This was written by Evangelist Reinhard Bonnke, who is the
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  • founder of Christ for All Nations. And this book is not
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  • for sale. It's not a gimmick. It's just our little gift, a
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  • way of sowing back into your life principles from God's
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  • Word that are gonna build your faith and prepare you for a
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  • miracle from God. And then we're going to be praying for
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  • you and for your prayer requests, and believing God to
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  • do something amazing in your life. Now before we get into
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  • the teaching today, I want to share with you a testimony.
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  • This is to build your faith, to show you what God is doing
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  • around the world. This is the testimony from a miracle that
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  • took place in one of our recent gospel campaigns. Watch this.
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  • (Crowd noise)
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  • (Background music)
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  • DANIEL- Right now in Jesus' name. (Translator)
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  • Every deaf and dumb spirit must go, in Jesus' name. (Translator)
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  • Every spirit of cancer must go, in Jesus' name. (Translator)
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  • Be healed in the name of Jesus. (Translator)
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  • (Music)
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  • KOFFI DOROTHE'S TRANSLATOR- Ever since I was born, I was
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  • deaf in my right ear. As a child, it was difficult
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  • because most of the other kids would tease me.
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  • They made me feel like an outcast.
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  • (Music)
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  • It wasn't until last year that I realized I was given different books to study at school.
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  • My final exam was different from all of my classmates.
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  • Mine had many restrictions because of my disability.
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  • (Music)
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  • (People talking)
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  • (Music)
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  • When I first heard about the gospel crusade coming to my
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  • town, my first reaction was doubt. I didn't think it was
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  • possible that I would ever be healed. But the other day, my
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  • parents told me about all the miracles that were taking
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  • place at the crusade; that the deaf were able to hear again.
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  • I had to go and see for myself.
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  • The first night I went, nothing happened. The man of
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  • God said that some miracles will happen overnight while
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  • I'm sleeping or even the next day. I went home, slept, and
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  • when I woke up, nothing happened. I was still deaf.
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  • However, the next night at the gospel crusade, something happened.
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  • DANIEL- So, you have never heard out of the right ear. (Translator)
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  • KOFFI- (different language)
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  • TRANSLATOR- (different language)
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  • TRANSLATOR- (subtitled)
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  • DANIEL- So, so when did you start hearing? (Translator)
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  • KOFFI'S TRANSLATOR- While the man of God was praying for
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  • the sick, he told us to do something we could not do
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  • before. So, I covered my ear and I asked my sister to call
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  • me. I put the phone to my deaf ear, and moments later I heard
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  • the ring. I couldn't believe it at first. So, I had her
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  • call me again. And I heard it again.
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  • DANIEL- One. (Koffi repeats)
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  • DANIEL- One. (Koffi repeats)
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  • DANIEL- Jesus. (Koffi repeats)
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  • DANIEL- Jesus. (Koffi repeats)
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  • (Crowd noise)
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  • DANIEL- Halleluiah. Halleluiah.
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  • DANIEL- Hallelujah. (Koffi repeats)
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  • DANIEL- Hallelujah. (Koffi repeats)
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  • DANIEL- Hallelujah. (Koffi repeats)
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  • DANIEL- Hallelujah. (Koffi repeats)
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  • (Crowd noise)
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  • (People laughing)
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  • KOFFI'S TRANSLATOR- I am so very happy. If you need
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  • healing, pray and keep praying. Don't lose faith.
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  • (Music)
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  • DANIEL- You know, my friend, when you see a miracle like
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  • this, it's easy to forget that every single one of those
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  • people in that crowd where there's hundreds of thousands
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  • of people present, is one of those individuals just like
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  • the one that you heard from. Amazing miracles are
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  • happening. People are getting saved. We've seen 78 million
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  • people come to Christ since 1987. And I just want to ask
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  • you, if you feel a heart to connect with our ministry to
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  • see the Gospel continue to go to the nations of the earth,
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  • continue to say, see entire cities being shaken by the
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  • power of the Gospel, I want to invite you to become one of
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  • our monthly ministry partners. And when you do, I'm gonna
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  • send you this DVD called, Miracles. I want to sign it,
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  • send it to you as our way of saying, Thank you for becoming
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  • a monthly ministry partner. You have to understand that
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  • our monthly ministry partners form the bedrock of this
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  • ministry. We consider them to be part of the ministry; not
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  • just donors but an essential part of our ongoing ministry
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  • activity. We, we welcome them. We give them all kinds of
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  • special privileges, like we invite you to come to the
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  • crusades and sit right there on the platform, on the front
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  • row, and watch as God does these things right before
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  • your eyes. Here's how you can become one of our monthly ministry partners today.
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  • (Music)
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  • ANNOUNCER- Let today be your day to take life to the next
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  • level by partnering with a genuine soul-winning ministry as a monthly ministry partner.
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  • Go online and click the Partner button (click).
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  • As a partner(click) your prayers and faithful monthly support
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  • is something we can count on to help us budget responsibly,
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  • plan fearlessly, and work tirelessly (click) in the mission of soul winning.
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  • And together we share in all the blessings of ministry
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  • partnership that God promises in His Word.
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  • Become a monthly ministry partner with us today.
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  • (Music)
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  • DANIEL- Well I'm very excited to share with you a teaching
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  • today that's something that's been very near and dear to my
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  • heart. I actually wrote a book about it a little while ago.
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  • And now we've made this teaching available. I know
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  • it's gonna bless you, and it's gonna build your faith in the
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  • Lord as you go through difficult seasons in your
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  • life, either now or in the future. And remember that
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  • while you're watching this, we are still taking your prayer
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  • requests. So, please continue to send in your prayer
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  • requests. We will be praying for you and believing God for
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  • a miracle in your life. Now let's go to The Wilderness Survival Guide.
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  • (Music)
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  • (Sound of wind blowing)
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  • (Sound of wind blowing) & (other background noises)
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  • (Sound of wind blowing)
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  • Welcome to the desert; the perfect backdrop for a lesson
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  • on the wilderness. But this is not just any desert. This is
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  • Death Valley. It's one of the most extreme climates on the
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  • face of the earth. It's hot. It's dry. It's low. In fact,
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  • it's the hottest, driest, and lowest elevation of any place
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  • in North America. And the temperatures measured here are
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  • higher than any other place in world history. So, as you
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  • can imagine, it's not very comfortable to be out here;
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  • although there's this sort of haunting beauty about this
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  • place, almost like being on the surface of an alien
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  • planet. It only receives about two inches of rainfall each
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  • year. And even the name, Death Valley, seems to suggest that
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  • nothing could live out here. But surprisingly, that's just
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  • an illusion. Believe it or not, Death Valley is not dead.
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  • In fact, there is an amazing phenomenon that happens every
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  • few years here in Death Valley where dormant seeds that you
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  • cannot see right now suddenly germinate. And billions of
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  • beautiful wildflowers sprout to cover the desert in a
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  • blanket of color. You see, beneath the barren wasteland
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  • here in the desert, there are seeds of restoration waiting
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  • to come alive and to make this desert bloom. In Isaiah, 35,
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  • the Lord, speaking of Israel's redemption, says: ...the
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  • desert will rejoice, and blossom like a rose. Can you
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  • imagine the desert blossoming like a rose? It seems
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  • impossible. And yet, this is the heart of God for His
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  • people. This is God's desire for your ministry, for your
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  • marriage, for your health, for your dreams, and for your
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  • future. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the
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  • shadow of death, the Psalmist says; though I walk through
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  • Death Valley, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me;
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  • thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest
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  • a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou
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  • annointest my head with oil' my cup runneth over. Surely
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  • goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my
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  • life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.
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  • (Music)
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  • My friend, wherever you are today, I want you to
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  • know that his wilderness is not your final destination.
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  • God will bring you up out of it victorious. And even in the
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  • midst of it, His promise is to never leave you or forsake
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  • you. He will be with you, and in time He will make all
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  • things new. Now maybe you just simply can't see how this is
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  • possible. Maybe everything seems hopeless and you feel
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  • helpless. But my friend, that's an illusion. Don't let
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  • it discourage you. There are seeds of restoration lying
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  • dormant right now, just waiting to spring to life. God
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  • has a plan to turn your desert into a blossoming rose. Trust
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  • Him, obey Him, and follow Him. He will lead you out.
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  • (Music)
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  • If you're going through hell, keep going. That's what
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  • Winston Churchill said during one of the most difficult
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  • times in human history. And that wisdom still applies to
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  • our lives today. Adversity does not have to be our
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  • destination. It can be a pathway to greater things.
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  • Hello, everybody. I'm Daniel Kolenda, and today I want to
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  • speak to those of you that are passing through a difficult
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  • season in your life. Maybe you feel spiritually dry and
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  • alone. Maybe you feel like your prayers are not being
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  • heard. Maybe you wonder if God even knows where you are right
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  • now. I want you to know, my friend, that you are not
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  • alone. Millions of believers through the centuries have
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  • passed through these exact same troubled waters. They've
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  • experienced the same emotions and the same difficulties.
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  • King David sang about the deep, sunless valley of the
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  • shadow of death. St. John of the Cross wrote about the dark
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  • night of the soul. Even Jesus, Himself, went through times of
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  • suffering. In Hebrews, 5:7, it says that: He offered up
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  • prayers and supplications with loud crying and tears to the
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  • One who was able to save Him from death... People sometimes
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  • refer to these seasons as the wilderness. The wilderness is
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  • a hard place. But it's just as crucial as it is painful. Even
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  • though a desert season feels terribly uncomfortable, God is
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  • with you. And He actually wants to use the wilderness to
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  • bless you. The truth is, you're gonna pass through the
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  • wilderness in life no matter what. But if you understand
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  • the nature of the wilderness and its purpose, it's possible
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  • to actually reap tremendous blessings out of it. And
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  • that's the reason for this video. We're gonna be looking
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  • today at the Bible as a sort of spiritual survival guide
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  • for the desert; the supreme source of wisdom, both for
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  • enduring the wilderness as well as navigating safely
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  • through it to God's promised destination. But first, let's
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  • just get real and honest for a moment. Nobody enjoys going
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  • through the wilderness. We would all opt out of the trial
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  • by fire if we have the option. And yet, I want you to think
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  • about stories that have inspired you. Have you ever
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  • noticed that the hero in every story has to overcome some
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  • kind of conflict? In fact, every good story is actually a
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  • story about conflict. For example, maybe the story is
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  • based on some tragedy, or threat, or natural disaster.
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  • But the real story is about how those people responded to
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  • those challenges, how they overcame them, and what they
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  • became in the process. Now imagine this story: Once upon
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  • a time, there was a girl named Cinderella. She met a handsome
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  • prince. They married the next day and they lived happily
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  • ever after. The End. Who would want to read that story?
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  • Of course not. Nobody is interested because it's the
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  • conflict that makes the story meaningful and memorable.
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  • Every victory is preceded by a battle. Every climax has been
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  • prefaced by a conflict. The testimony that everyone wants
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  • to have includes a test that no one wants to take. The
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  • story that everyone would love to tell, contains a wilderness
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  • that everyone tries to avoid. But if you talk with those
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  • that have gone through the trial by fire and have come
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  • out refined like gold, you'll hear them say time and time
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  • again, I wouldn't trade that experience for the world.
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  • You see, pleasure over pain is usually our default setting.
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  • And we're always looking for the path of least resistance
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  • in life. But unlike us, God sees our lives from the
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  • vantage point of eternity. And His primary concern is not
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  • with our comfort, but with our conforming to the image of His Son.
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  • (Background music)
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  • DR. JOOST VAN HAREN- My official title is Assistant
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  • Research Professor and my role here is to design the research
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  • and manage the rain forest here at Biosphere 2. (Music)
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  • Biosphere 2 in total is a three and a quarter acre
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  • greenhouse. So, it's about three football fields in size.
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  • The rain forest is about 120 by 120 feet, but it's about,
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  • it's also about 90-95 feet tall. So, trees can grow up to
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  • 95 feet in here. So, that's, those are big trees. There's
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  • about 95 species of trees and herbs in here. The ocean is
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  • about three-quarter million gallon ocean. And we have a
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  • wave generator to circulate the air going through, and so
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  • forth. We have a savannah. We have a mangrove system. We
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  • have shrub land. We have a coastal desert. So, so really
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  • what the Biosphere 2 is, is, is a closed system for life.
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  • Biosphere 2 has a unique opportunity to look at how do,
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  • does the biology, the plants, the animals, the fish, and so
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  • forth, interact with their environment. Now there are
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  • limitations to Biosphere 2, as well. We do understand those.
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  • If you go to a normal forest, tropical forest, any other
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  • forest, right on the earth, wind is something that is a
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  • dominant factor. Well at Biosphere 2, we don't have
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  • really any wind. Well yes, we have the air conditioners, and
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  • yes, they push around the leaves, and the small little
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  • branches get a little pushed, but big trees really don't see
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  • enough of a force that they would build up a lot more of
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  • this, what we call stress wood. This is a conversion
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  • that happens in the core of the trees where there's more
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  • lignin, lignin and cellulose that are, is built into the
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  • cell wall structure to become stronger. And that's to keep
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  • the tree standing. There was one tree that broke. It's
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  • actually the one that's right back there; the massive tree
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  • that this is growing there. And it is, has a huge trunk,
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  • but it stops at about 50 feet. And normally a tree with that
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  • size trunk would be at least 70-80, maybe even 90 feet;
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  • growing all the way to the top of the roof here. And the
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  • reason it's not is because whole trunk came tumbling down
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  • due to the lack of wind, and therefore the lack of strength
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  • that the trees have. Once you grow over a certain size, the
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  • swaying won't happen anymore because the trunk is so
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  • massive. But if you're a younger tree, you've got to
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  • sway. You've got to be a little flexible. But with that
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  • flexibility, over time you're developing in the core of, of
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  • the tree you're building stress wood, so that you won't
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  • break and snap off. So really that's what wind does. It is
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  • one of the factors that makes the tree stronger for their whole lifetime.
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  • (Music)
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  • DANIEL- Listen to the words of this poem by Douglas Malloch:
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  • The tree that never had to fight for sun and sky
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  • and air and light, but stood out in the open plain and
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  • always got its share of rain never became a forest king
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  • but lived and died a scrubby thing.
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  • The man who never had to toil to heaven from the common
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  • soil, who never had to win his share of sun and sky and
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  • light and air, never became a manly man but lived and died as he began.
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  • Good timber does not grow in ease; The stronger wind, the
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  • tougher trees; The further the sky, the greater the
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  • length; The more the storm, the more the strength. By sun
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  • and cold, by rain and snow, in trees and men good timbers grow.
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  • And where thickest stands the forest growth, we find the
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  • patriarchs of them both. And they hold converse with the
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  • stars whose broken branches show the scars of many winds
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  • and of much strife. This is the common law of life.
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  • How effective do you think an army would be if soldiers were
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  • trained at five-star resorts? How reliable would a scholar
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  • be if he never took a test? How long do you think a boxer
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  • would last in the boxing ring if his training consisted of
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  • pillow fights? My friend, wildernesses are
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  • uncomfortable, but they are a part of our preparation.
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  • They're not meant to kill you. They're meant to make you
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  • stronger. And so, now I want to give you six tips for
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  • surviving your wilderness. And actually, I've adopted these
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  • tips from survival experts who teach on how to survive in
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  • real physical wildernesses. And as you'll see, the secrets
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  • for surviving the wilderness in the natural bear a striking
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  • parallel to those for surviving a spiritual
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  • wilderness. So, survival tip Number 1 - Don't panic. Now if
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  • you're in a wilderness right now, you probably need to hear
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  • this. Slow down, take a deep breath, and remind yourself of
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  • a few things right off the bat. You serve a good God, and
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  • your life is in His hands. He is your Father and He loves
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  • you very much. He is your source; not your job, not the
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  • economy. He's your provider. He's your healer. He's your
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  • protector. The Bible says that He is your glory and the
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  • lifter of your head. You see, surviving in the wilderness
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  • requires a certain mindset, a positivity of faith, a will to
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  • live. In fact, I read stories of people that got caught in
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  • physical wilderness situations who have the skills to
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  • survive, and yet they died, simply because they lacked the
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  • will. And then there were others that didn't have the
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  • skills. But they survived because they had a fierce
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  • determination to live. Somehow they found a way to survive
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  • against all odds. In a spiritual wilderness, a will
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  • to live attitude really boils down to this; an earnest
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  • determination to believe God, to believe that He is good, to
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  • believe that He is faithful, to believe that you will make
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  • it through to the other side with His help.
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  • (Background music)
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  • DR. CHAUNCEY CRANDALL, M.D.- You know Daniel, my son became
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  • very sick in 2000. And when I was given the diagnosis that
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  • he had incurable leukemia over the phone, in fact, at home, I
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  • dropped to my knees and I just almost couldn't get off the
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  • floor. It was an unbelievable moment of despair really. He
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  • was everything to me. He was wonderful. He was talented. He
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  • was a handsome young man. And I loved him dearly. I mean, he
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  • was one of my twin sons. And I loved him. And now I was going
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  • to lose him. They only gave him just a couple months to
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  • live. And after that diagnosis, I ran to my Bible
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  • and I started reading the Word of God. And I found out that
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  • we can pray for the sick and they can be healed. And we saw
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  • miracles happen in his life. And we followed that journey
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  • with God for four years, and we saw tumors disappear on his
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  • body. We saw wonderful, amazing things. But then after
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  • four years, he suddenly got sick and he passed away. And I
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  • cried out to the Lord, I can't believe this. This can't
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  • happen. This is, this can't happen. This is my son. And it
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  • was a very low point in my life. And I turned to the Lord
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  • and I started running to Him. And at that point, nothing in
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  • my life mattered, Daniel. I had lost the son. Money didn't
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  • matter. A home didn't matter. A car didn't matter. Fame
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  • didn't matter. I was at the lowest point of my life, and I
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  • said, Lord, I will run with You, but I can't explain this
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  • event. And I will tell you, after that moment of losing
  • 00:23:57.200 --> 00:24:03.050
  • that child, I would go into a depression; not a depression
  • 00:24:03.090 --> 00:24:08.030
  • but a low point possibly about every three months for a
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  • period of almost three years. And the only way I could get
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  • out of it was to go away and work in a mission hospital
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  • treating the sick and calling on the name of Jesus. It was
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  • interesting that there was an exchange. I would go and do
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  • the work of the Lord, and do His work, and in return, the
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  • Lord would give me the joy back in my life. I had to make
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  • a decision just to move forward with Jesus no matter
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  • what. I just stepped out on faith that day that I held him
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  • in my arms and I said to the Lord, I will follow you no
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  • matter what. And that was the beginning of my walk. And it's
  • 00:24:52.170 --> 00:24:57.010
  • been an exciting walk for me that I was over, able to
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  • overcome darkness by running and serving Christ; that by
  • 00:25:02.290 --> 00:25:08.020
  • simply doing that, the joy, the peace, the fullness of
  • 00:25:08.060 --> 00:25:12.230
  • life would come back in me through Jesus Christ. Don't
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  • ask yourself why. Move ahead with Christ. Get souls into
  • 00:25:17.250 --> 00:25:23.070
  • the kingdom of God. Do His work, and the why will
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  • eventually be answered. Don't let the unanswered questions
  • 00:25:26.270 --> 00:25:30.050
  • hold you back from His fullness, and His glory, and
  • 00:25:30.090 --> 00:25:35.210
  • your experience, and your run with Jesus. And you will make
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  • it. You will make it. It will, you will make it through
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  • this terrible storm if you're in one right now.
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  • (Music)
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  • ANNOUNCER- Do you know someone going through a hard
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  • spiritual wilderness today? Evangelist, author, Daniel
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  • Kolenda, has written and compiled a comprehensive
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  • Wilderness Survival Guide package that gives you God's
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  • wisdom from His Word to help you not only navigate and
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  • endure, but survive and thrive in your wilderness. It's
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  • experts give to anyone caught stranded in a physical
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  • wilderness and blends it with God's biblical principles to
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