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Today as we conclude our series-within-a-series on angels, we are going to explore four practical ways angels minister to Christians.

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  • ♪ MUSIC
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  • [PRESENTER] FROM THE PULPIT
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  • OF THE FIRST BAPTISTCHURCH OF DALLAS, TEXAS,
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  • THIS IS PATHWAY TO VICTORYWITH DR. ROBERT JEFFRESS.
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  • ♪ MUSIC
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  • HI, I'M ROBERT JEFFRESS.
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  • AND WELCOME AGAIN TOPATHWAY TO VICTORY.
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  • ALL THROUGHOUT HISTORY,PEOPLE HAVE CLAIMED
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  • TO WITNESS MIRACULOUS EVENTSTHAT CAN ONLY BE EXPLAINED
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  • BY THE DIVINE.
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  • COULD THE SUPERNATURALOCCURRENCES BE THE WORK
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  • OF ANGELS? WELL, WESHOULDN'T BE SURPRISED
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  • WHEN WE ENCOUNTERGOD'S INVISIBLE FORCES.
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  • AND TODAY, WE'LL LOOK ATSEVERAL PRACTICAL WAYS
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  • IN WHICH ANGELS MINISTERTO CHRISTIANS TODAY.
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  • MY MESSAGE IS TITLED"THE ANGELS AND YOU"
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  • ON TODAY'S EDITION OFPATHWAY TO VICTORY.
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  • ♪ MUSIC
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  • [PRESENTER] AT THIS VERY MOMENT,
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  • GOD IS PREPARING APLACE OF UNENDING JOY
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  • FOR THOSE WHO TRUSTIN HIM AND TO HELP YOU
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  • AND YOUR LOVED ONES GET READY.
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  • DR. ROBERT JEFFRESS HASWRITTEN A BRAND NEW BOOK,
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  • "A PLACE CALLED HEAVEN:
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  • 100 DAYS OF LIVING INTHE HOPE OF ETERNITY".
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  • SPEND 100 DAYS REFLECTING
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  • ON THE BEAUTIFUL PLACEGOD IS PREPARING FOR YOU.
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  • REQUEST "A PLACE CALLED HEAVEN".
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  • 100 DAYS OF LIVING INTHE HOPE OF ETERNITY
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  • WHEN YOU GIVE A GENEROUSGIFT TO PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
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  • ♪ MUSIC
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  • IN HIS BOOK, WHAT THEBIBLE TEACHES ABOUT ANGELS
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  • DAVID JEREMIAHTELLS THE STORY
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  • OF MISSIONARY JOHNPATON AND HIS WIFE
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  • WHO SERVED IN THENEW HEBRIDES ISLANDS.
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  • AND AS MISSIONARIES TOTHOSE ISLANDS, JOHN PATON
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  • AND HIS WIFE ONE NIGHTFOUND THEMSELVES SURROUNDED
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  • BY NATIVES WHO WEREINTENT ON BURNING DOWN
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  • THE MISSIONARY COMPOUNDAND KILLING THE PATONS.
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  • JOHN SAYS ALL HE KNEWTO DO WAS TO PRAY.
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  • AND SO, FOR A SLEEPLESS NIGHT,
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  • ALL HE AND HIS WIFE COULD DO
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  • WAS TO PRAY FORDIVINE PROTECTION.
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  • THE NEXT MORNING,THEY LOOKED OUTSIDE,
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  • AND TO THEIR SURPRISE,
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  • THAT TRIBE HAD LEFTWITHOUT ANY EXPLANATION.
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  • A YEAR LATER, THECHIEF OF THAT TRIBE
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  • THAT HAD TRIED TO KILL THEPATONS BECAME A CHRISTIAN.
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  • AND JOHN PATON ASKED THE CHIEF
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  • TO EXPLAIN WHATHAPPENED THAT NIGHT.
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  • "WHY DIDN'T YOU ATTACK US?"
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  • AND THE CHIEF SAID,"OH, THAT'S EASY.
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  • BECAUSE OF THOSE HUNDREDS
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  • OF MEN WHO WERESURROUNDING YOUR HOME."
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  • JOHN PATON SAID, "WHAT MEN?"
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  • HE SAID, "WE SAW HUNDREDS OF MEN
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  • IN WHITE SHINING GARMENTSWITH SWORDS DRAWN,
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  • AND WE KNEW WE WERE NOMATCH FOR THAT FORCE."
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  • JOHN PATON ANDWIFE ARE CONVINCED
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  • THAT WHAT THOSENATIVES SAW WAS IN FACT
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  • A BAND OF ANGELS GOD HADSENT TO PROTECT THEM.
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  • EVERY DAY, THERE ARETHINGS THAT HAPPEN
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  • TO YOU AND ME THAT REALLYCAN ONLY BE EXPLAINED
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  • BY THE PRESENCE OF THE ANGELS.
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  • HEBREWS 1:14, AND TALKINGABOUT ANGELS, IT SAYS,
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  • "ARE THEY NOTMINISTERING SPIRITS SENT
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  • BY GOD TO RENDER SERVICE
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  • ON BEHALF OF THOSE WHOINHERIT SALVATION."
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  • THAT'S WHY STORIES LIKETHAT SHOULD NOT SURPRISE US.
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  • ANGELS ARE WORKING FORYOU AND ME EVERY DAY
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  • AND IN EVERY WAY, AND YETAS WONDERFUL AS ANGELS ARE,
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  • THEY ARE NO SUBSTITUTEFOR JESUS CHRIST.
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  • AND THAT'S THE POINT PAUL IS,
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  • OR THE WRITER OF HEBREWS ISMAKING IN HEBREWS 1.
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  • REMEMBER THE BOOK OFHEBREWS WAS WRITTEN
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  • TO SHOW HOWCHRISTIANITY IS SUPERIOR
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  • TO EVERY RELIGION IN THEWORLD, INCLUDING JUDAISM.
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  • JESUS CHRIST IS THESUPERIOR PRIEST,
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  • WHO IS OFFERED ASUPERIOR SACRIFICE
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  • TO OBTAIN A SUPERIOR SALVATION.
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  • AND SO, THE WRITER IS GOINGTHROUGH A DETAILED STUDY
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  • OF HOW JESUS AND WHATHE OFFERS SURPASSES
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  • EVERY ELEMENT OF JUDAISM.
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  • JESUS IS SUPERIORTO THE PROPHETS.
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  • JESUS IS SUPERIOR TO THE PRIEST.
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  • JESUS IS SUPERIOR TO THELEVITICAL SACRIFICIAL SYSTEM.
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  • AND YES, JESUS ISSUPERIOR TO ANGELS.
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  • NEVERTHELESS, ANGELSARE IMPORTANT,
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  • EVEN THOUGH THEY ARESERVANTS OF JESUS CHRIST.
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  • AND SO, WE'VE TAKENTHAT OCCASION TO LAUNCH
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  • INTO A LITTLE MINI SERIESON WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS
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  • TO US ABOUT MINISTRY OF ANGELS.
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  • NOW, LAST TIME, WELOOKED AT WHAT ANGELS DO
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  • IN THE LIVES OF UNBELIEVERS.
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  • IT SURPRISES A LOT OF PEOPLETO KNOW THAT GOD HAS A PURPOSE
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  • FOR THE ANGELS IN THELIFE OF NON-CHRISTIANS.
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  • WE SAW, FOR EXAMPLE,
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  • THAT ANGELS ARE MINISTERSOF GOD'S JUDGMENT.
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  • THERE ARE OCCASIONS IN THEBIBLE WHERE GOD RENDERS JUDGMENT
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  • AGAINST A SINGLE UNBELIEVEROR AN ENTIRE COMMUNITY
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  • OF UNBELIEVERS LIKESODOM AND GOMORRAH,
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  • OR HE USES ANGELS TO KILL185.000 ASSYRIAN FORCES.
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  • GOD HAS A MINISTRY OFJUDGMENT TO UNBELIEVERS.
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  • SECONDLY, ANGELS ARE MINISTERS
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  • OF ETERNAL DEATH TO UNBELIEVERS.
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  • REMEMBER THAT PICTUREIN REVELATION 20
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  • OF THE GREAT WHITETHRONE JUDGMENT.
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  • THE BIBLE SAYS ALL UNBELIEVERS
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  • FROM THE BEGINNING OFTIME WILL BE RAISED
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  • FROM THE DEAD FOR THE PURPOSEOF EVERLASTING JUDGMENT.
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  • AND THE BIBLE SAYS IF ANY MAN'SNAME WAS NOT FOUND WRITTEN
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  • IN THE BOOK OF LIFE, HE WASCAST INTO THE LAKE OF FIRE
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  • AND TORMENTED THERE DAY ANDNIGHT, FOR EVER AND EVER.
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  • WHO IS IT THAT TAKESTHAT UNBELIEVER
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  • AND DEPOSITS HIM INTO THISVERY REAL LAKE OF FIRE.
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  • MATTHEW 13:49-50SAYS, IT WILL BE THE ANGELS.
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  • BUT FINALLY, ANGELSSOMETIMES ARE MINISTERS
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  • OF GOD'S GOODNESS IN THELIFE OF A NON-CHRISTIAN.
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  • GOD ACTUALLYSOMETIMES USES ANGELS
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  • TO BRING GOOD THINGSINTO AN UNBELIEVER'S LIFE
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  • FOR THE PURPOSE OF LEADINGTHAT UNBELIEVER TO FAITH.
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  • ROMANS 2:4 SAYS, "FOR ITIS THE KINDNESS OF GOD
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  • THAT LEADS TO REPENTANCE."
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  • NOW, SOMETIMES I GETCHALLENGED WHEN I SAY THAT,
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  • GOD'S KINDNESS TO UNBELIEVERS.
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  • I THOUGHT GOD HATED UNBELIEVERS.
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  • NO, HE LOVES UNBELIEVERS.
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  • HE WANTS THEM TO COME TO FAITH,
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  • AND SOMETIMES HE USES ANGELS
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  • TO BRING THAT GOODNESSINTO THEIR LIVES.
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  • NOW, WHEN PEOPLECHALLENGE ME ON THAT,
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  • SOMETIMES THEY'LLCITE 1 PETER 3:12,
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  • WHICH IS ACTUALLY A QUOTATIONOF PSALM 34:15-16.
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  • THE EYES OF THE LORDARE TOWARD THE RIGHTEOUS
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  • AND HIS EARS AREOPEN TO THEIR CRY,
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  • BUT THE FACE OF THE LORDIS AGAINST EVIL DOERS
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  • TO CUT OFF THE MEMORYOF THEM FROM THE EARTH.
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  • SOME PEOPLE SAY,"SEE THEIR PASTOR."
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  • GOD LISTENS TO THE PRAYERSOF CHRISTIANS, THE RIGHTEOUS,
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  • BUT HE DOESN'T LISTEN TO THEPRAYERS OF NON-CHRISTIANS.
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  • WELL, THESE VERSESDESCRIBE GOD'S
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  • GENERAL ATTITUDETOWARD UNBELIEVERS.
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  • IT'S TRUE THAT GENERALLY,GOD DOES NOT LISTEN
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  • TO THE PRAYERS OF UNBELIEVERS.
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  • THAT IS HIS GENERAL PATTERN,
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  • BUT THAT DOESN'T MEANHE DOES IT EVERY TIME.
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  • SOMETIMES GOD ACTS AGAINSTTHAT GENERAL PATTERN,
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  • AND HE DOES SOMETHINGEXCEPTIONAL.
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  • I'D LIKE TO ILLUSTRATEIT THIS WAY.
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  • ANYBODY WHO KNOWSME WELL AT ALL KNOWS
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  • I WOULD RATHERENDURE A ROOT CANAL
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  • THAN SIT DOWN AND WATCH
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  • A THREE-HOUR FOOTBALLGAME ON TELEVISION.
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  • THAT IS ONE OF MY LEASTFAVORITE THINGS TO DO.
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  • THAT'S MY GENERAL DISPOSITIONTOWARD FOOTBALL ON TELEVISION.
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  • BUT THAT DOESN'T MEAN INEVER WATCH A FOOTBALL GAME.
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  • IT WOULD SURPRISESOME OF YOU TO KNOW
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  • THAT THERE'S SOMETIMES AGAME I'M INTERESTED IN.
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  • AND I'LL TURN ON THE TELEVISION,AND I'LL WATCH IT BRIEFLY.
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  • WHENEVER AMY WALKSINTO THE LIVING ROOM,
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  • AND IF SHE HEARS AFOOTBALL GAME BLARING
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  • FROM THE TELEVISION,SHE IS CONVINCED THAT AN
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  • INTRUDER HAS BROKENINTO OUR HOME, KILLED
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  • HER PASTOR AND SEIZEDCONTROL OF THE REMOTE
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  • CONTROL. THAT'S MY GENERALATTITUDE, BUT IT'S NOT ALWAYS MY
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  • ATTITUDE. IT'S THE SAME HEREWITH THE ANGELS,
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  • AND GOD LISTENING TO THEPRAYERS OF UNBELIEVERS.
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  • GOD GENERALLY DOES NOT HEARTHE PRAYERS OF UNBELIEVERS,
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  • BUT SOMETIMES HE ACTSIN AN OPPOSITE WAY.
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  • BUT EVEN THOUGH GOD HAS A PLAN
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  • FOR THE ANGELS AND UNBELIEVERS,
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  • WHAT I WANT YOU TO SEE TODAYIS ANGEL'S MAJOR PURPOSE
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  • IS IN THE LIVES OFBELIEVERS LIKE YOU AND ME.
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  • AND IN THE FEW MINUTESWE HAVE THIS MORNING,
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  • I WOULD LIKE TO LOOK AT FOURVERY SPECIFIC MINISTRIES
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  • OF ANGELS IN YOURLIFE AND IN MY LIFE.
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  • FIRST OF ALL, GOD USES ANGELSTO SUSTAIN AND ENCOURAGE US.
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  • THAT MEANS TO PROVIDE FOR OURPHYSICAL NEEDS, ESPECIALLY
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  • IN TIMES OF STRESS.
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  • KEN AND SUSIE WAREWERE MINISTERS TO
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  • LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND. AND ON APARTICULAR SATURDAY MORNING,
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  • THEY HAD NO MONEY AND HADNO WAY TO HAVE GROCERIES
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  • FOR THEMSELVES ANDTHEIR INFANT CHILD.
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  • AND SO SUSIE WARE SAYS ALL THATSHE KNEW TO DO WAS TO PRAY.
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  • AND SHE PRAYEDVERY SPECIFICALLY.
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  • SHE SAID, "LORD, WE NEEDFIVE POUNDS OF POTATOES.
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  • WE NEED TWO POUNDS OF FLOUR.
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  • WE NEED PEARS, CARROTS,AND VEAL CUTLETS.
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  • PLEASE SEND THEM. AMEN."
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  • THAT WAS HER PRAYER.
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  • A FEW HOURS LATER, SHESAYS THEY HEARD A KNOCK
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  • AT THEIR DOOR ANDSHE OPENED THE DOOR.
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  • AND THERE WAS A STRANGE MANTHERE IN HIS 30S OR EARLY 40S.
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  • SHE SAID WITH ARADIANT GLOW ABOUT HIM,
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  • AND HE SAID TO HER, "I'MBRINGING WHAT YOU ORDERED."
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  • AND HE HAD A BASKET WITH HIM.
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  • SHE SAID, "WHAT AREYOU TALKING ABOUT?
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  • I DIDN'T ORDER ANYTHING."
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  • HE SAID, "I BROUGHTYOU WHAT YOU ORDERED."
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  • SHE USHERED THE MAN.
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  • HE EMPTIED THE BASKET.
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  • AND IT WAS EXACTLY WHATSHE HAD PRAYED FOR.
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  • SHE AND HER HUSBAND WERE SOASTOUNDED THAT WHEN HE LEFT,
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  • THEY WENT TO THE APARTMENTWINDOW TO WATCH HIM LEAVE.
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  • THEY NEVER SAW HIM EXITTHE APARTMENT BUILDING.
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  • THEY OPENED THEIR DOORFROM THE APARTMENT
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  • AND LOOKED DOWN THE ONLYHALLWAY, HE WASN'T THERE
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  • AS WELL. THEY WERE CONVINCEDEVEN TO THIS DAY
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  • THAT WHAT THEY EXPERIENCEDWAS THE PROVISION
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  • OF GOD SENT THROUGH AN ANGEL.
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  • NOW, WE LISTEN TO THOSEFANTASTICAL STORIES
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  • AND SAY, I JUSTCAN'T BELIEVE THAT.
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  • I JUST DON'T BELIEVETHAT HAPPENS.
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  • I SEE SOME OF YOU ARESKEPTICAL AS WELL.
  • 00:10:57.346 --> 00:10:59.615
  • WHY SHOULD WE BE SKEPTICAL
  • 00:10:59.648 --> 00:11:01.016
  • IF WE KNOW THAT GOD USES ANGELSTO BRING JUDGMENT AND DEATH
  • 00:11:01.050 --> 00:11:04.754
  • AGAINST A SINGLE PERSON OR185.000 ASSYRIAN SOLDIERS,
  • 00:11:04.787 --> 00:11:09.425
  • WHY SHOULD WE BE SURPRISED
  • 00:11:09.458 --> 00:11:10.860
  • THAT THOSE SAME ANGELSDON'T HAVE THE ABILITY
  • 00:11:10.893 --> 00:11:14.163
  • TO PROVIDE FOR OUR NEEDS?
  • 00:11:14.196 --> 00:11:16.565
  • WE SEE THAT IN THE LIFEOF JESUS, BY THE WAY.
  • 00:11:16.599 --> 00:11:19.769
  • THE ANGELS PROVISIONFOR HIS PHYSICAL NEEDS.
  • 00:11:19.802 --> 00:11:22.872
  • MATTHEW 4:11 SAYS,"AFTER 40 DAYS OF TESTING
  • 00:11:22.905 --> 00:11:26.408
  • IN THE WILDERNESS, IN WHICHJESUS HAD BEEN FASTING,"
  • 00:11:26.442 --> 00:11:29.812
  • THE BIBLE SAYS, "THENTHE DEVIL LEFT HIM
  • 00:11:29.845 --> 00:11:33.015
  • AND BEHOLD THE ANGELS CAME
  • 00:11:33.048 --> 00:11:36.485
  • AND THEY BEGAN TOMINISTER TO HIM."
  • 00:11:36.519 --> 00:11:40.089
  • WE SHOULDN'T BE SURPRISED
  • 00:11:40.122 --> 00:11:41.357
  • THAT ANGELS DO THESAME FOR US AS WELL.
  • 00:11:41.390 --> 00:11:43.893
  • YOU KNOW, ONE OF THEGREATEST ILLUSTRATIONS
  • 00:11:43.926 --> 00:11:46.028
  • OF THE ANGELS ABILITY TOSUSTAIN AND ENCOURAGE US OCCURS
  • 00:11:46.061 --> 00:11:49.899
  • IN 1 KINGS 19.
  • 00:11:49.932 --> 00:11:52.134
  • TURN THERE FOR JUST A MOMENT,WOULD YOU, TO 1 KINGS 19.
  • 00:11:52.168 --> 00:11:55.237
  • NOW, WE'RE NOTGOING TO BELABOR THIS
  • 00:11:55.271 --> 00:11:56.806
  • BECAUSE WE LOOKED AT THISPASSAGE IN DEPTH LAST YEAR
  • 00:11:56.839 --> 00:11:59.475
  • IN OUR STUDY OF THECHARACTER OF ELIJAH,
  • 00:11:59.508 --> 00:12:03.679
  • BUT JUST REMEMBER THESETTING IN 1 KINGS 19.
  • 00:12:03.712 --> 00:12:06.882
  • ELIJAH HAS JUST HADTHAT SUCCESSFUL BATTLE
  • 00:12:06.916 --> 00:12:09.618
  • ON MOUNT CARMEL TO PROVEWHO WAS THE TRUE GOD,
  • 00:12:09.652 --> 00:12:13.355
  • THE GOD OF ISRAEL.
  • 00:12:13.389 --> 00:12:14.723
  • AND REMEMBER HE HAD KILLED
  • 00:12:14.757 --> 00:12:16.358
  • THE 850 PROPHETS OFBAAL AND ASHERAH.
  • 00:12:16.392 --> 00:12:19.562
  • IT WAS THE HIGH POINT OFHIS LIFE AND MINISTRY.
  • 00:12:19.595 --> 00:12:23.732
  • BUT THERE WAS ONE PERSONWHO WASN'T EXCITED
  • 00:12:23.766 --> 00:12:25.634
  • ABOUT THE OUTCOME OF THATBATTLE, QUEEN JEZEBEL.
  • 00:12:25.668 --> 00:12:29.071
  • WHEN SHE HEARD THAT HER FALSEPROPHETS HAD BEEN KILLED
  • 00:12:29.104 --> 00:12:32.608
  • BY ELIJAH, SHE SET HER SIGHTS
  • 00:12:32.641 --> 00:12:35.010
  • ON GOD'S PROPHET AND SAID WITHIN24 HOURS, THIS GUY IS DEAD.
  • 00:12:35.044 --> 00:12:41.217
  • AND WHEN ELIJAH HEARDTHAT, HE BEGAN TO RUN.
  • 00:12:41.250 --> 00:12:44.520
  • VERSE 3 OF 1 KINGS 19SAYS, "HE BECAME AFRAID
  • 00:12:44.553 --> 00:12:47.690
  • AND HE RAN FOR HIS LIFE.
  • 00:12:47.723 --> 00:12:49.859
  • AND HE CAME TO BEERSHEBA,WHICH BELONGS TO JUDAH.
  • 00:12:49.892 --> 00:12:53.262
  • AND HE LEFT HIS SERVANTTHERE," VERSE 4,
  • 00:12:53.295 --> 00:12:55.531
  • "AND HE HIMSELF WENT A DAY'SJOURNEY INTO THE WILDERNESS
  • 00:12:55.564 --> 00:12:59.235
  • AND CAME AND SAT DOWNUNDER A JUNIPER TREE:
  • 00:12:59.268 --> 00:13:02.638
  • AND HE REQUESTED FORHIMSELF THAT HE MIGHT DIE.
  • 00:13:02.671 --> 00:13:06.609
  • AND HE SAID, 'IT IS ENOUGH;NOW, O LORD, TAKE MY LIFE,
  • 00:13:06.642 --> 00:13:10.846
  • FOR I AM NOT BETTERTHAN MY FATHERS.'"
  • 00:13:10.880 --> 00:13:15.217
  • HOW DO YOU EXPLAINELIJAH'S WANTING TO DIE?
  • 00:13:15.251 --> 00:13:19.088
  • YOU KNOW, I OFTEN SAY THAT
  • 00:13:19.121 --> 00:13:20.856
  • HE WASN'T REALLYSERIOUS ABOUT THAT.
  • 00:13:20.890 --> 00:13:22.858
  • IF HE HAD WANTED TO DIE, HECOULD HAVE STAYED RIGHT THERE
  • 00:13:22.892 --> 00:13:25.027
  • WITH QUEEN JEZEBEL.
  • 00:13:25.060 --> 00:13:25.995
  • SHE WOULD HAVEFINISHED HIM OFF. HE RAN.
  • 00:13:26.028 --> 00:13:28.764
  • THE REASON HE WASSO DISCOURAGED
  • 00:13:28.797 --> 00:13:33.302
  • AND DEPRESSED WAS HE WASPHYSICALLY EXHAUSTED.
  • 00:13:33.335 --> 00:13:37.273
  • VINCE LOMBARDI ONE TIME SAID,
  • 00:13:37.306 --> 00:13:39.108
  • "FATIGUE MAKESCOWARDS OF US ALL."
  • 00:13:39.141 --> 00:13:43.746
  • WHENEVER WE GET RUNDOWN PHYSICALLY,
  • 00:13:43.779 --> 00:13:46.448
  • THAT AFFECTS OUR EMOTIONS,
  • 00:13:46.482 --> 00:13:47.850
  • IT AFFECTS USSPIRITUALLY AS WELL.
  • 00:13:47.883 --> 00:13:51.420
  • ELIJAH HAD JUST EXPENDEDGREAT EMOTIONAL STRENGTH
  • 00:13:51.453 --> 00:13:54.423
  • IN THAT BATTLE FOR THEGODS ON MOUNT CARMEL.
  • 00:13:54.456 --> 00:13:57.293
  • WHEN HE RAN, HE HAD BECOMEPHYSICALLY EXHAUSTED.
  • 00:13:57.326 --> 00:14:00.562
  • GOD UNDERSTOOD THAT.
  • 00:14:00.596 --> 00:14:01.931
  • HE KNEW WHAT ELIJAH NEEDED.
  • 00:14:01.964 --> 00:14:03.999
  • WHAT ELIJAH NEEDEDMOST WAS NOT TO READ
  • 00:14:04.033 --> 00:14:06.602
  • A CHAPTER OUT OF HIS BIBLE.
  • 00:14:06.635 --> 00:14:08.837
  • HE DIDN'T NEED TO PRAY.
  • 00:14:08.871 --> 00:14:10.673
  • INSTEAD, HE NEEDED SLEEP,AND HE NEEDED NOURISHMENT.
  • 00:14:10.706 --> 00:14:15.377
  • LOOK AT 1 KINGS 19:5-7,
  • 00:14:15.411 --> 00:14:17.780
  • AND ELIJAH LAY DOWN AND HESLEPT UNDER A JUNIPER TREE.
  • 00:14:17.813 --> 00:14:22.284
  • AND BEHOLD, THERE WASAN ANGEL TOUCHING HIM,
  • 00:14:22.318 --> 00:14:24.653
  • AND HE SAID TO HIM,"ARISE AND EAT."
  • 00:14:24.687 --> 00:14:27.990
  • THEN HE LOOKED, AND BEHOLD,THERE WAS AT HIS HEAD
  • 00:14:28.023 --> 00:14:30.960
  • A BREAD CAKE BAKED ON HOTSTONES AND A JAR OF WATER.
  • 00:14:30.993 --> 00:14:35.497
  • SO HE ATE, AND HE DRANK,AND HE LAY DOWN AGAIN.
  • 00:14:35.531 --> 00:14:40.402
  • WHAT HAPPENED THERE,HE WAS BY HIMSELF
  • 00:14:40.436 --> 00:14:42.638
  • OUT IN THE WILDERNESS.
  • 00:14:42.671 --> 00:14:44.273
  • THE FIRST THING HEDID WAS GO TO SLEEP.
  • 00:14:44.306 --> 00:14:46.141
  • YOU KNOW, SOMEBODYONCE SAID SOMETIMES
  • 00:14:46.175 --> 00:14:47.776
  • THE MOST SPIRITUAL THINGYOU CAN DO IS TAKE A NAP.
  • 00:14:47.810 --> 00:14:51.447
  • SOME OF YOU RIGHTNOW ARE DISCOURAGED,
  • 00:14:51.480 --> 00:14:53.048
  • IT'S BECAUSE YOU'RE NOTGETTING ENOUGH SLEEP.
  • 00:14:53.082 --> 00:14:55.150
  • IT CHANGES YOURPERSPECTIVE ON EVERYTHING.
  • 00:14:55.184 --> 00:14:58.187
  • WE NEED TO REST.
  • 00:14:58.220 --> 00:14:59.722
  • BUT HE ALSO NEEDED TO EAT.
  • 00:14:59.755 --> 00:15:01.123
  • AND ONCE AGAIN,THE ANGEL PROVIDED
  • 00:15:01.156 --> 00:15:03.759
  • A BREAD CAKE BAKEDON HOT STONES.
  • 00:15:03.792 --> 00:15:06.495
  • YOU'VE HEARD ME SAY BEFORE,THIS IS THE FIRST CASE
  • 00:15:06.528 --> 00:15:09.231
  • OF ANGEL'S FOOD CAKE EVERFOUND IN HISTORY RIGHT HERE.
  • 00:15:09.264 --> 00:15:12.935
  • THE ANGEL BAKED THECAKE FOR ELIJAH.
  • 00:15:12.968 --> 00:15:16.839
  • GOD KNEW WHAT HE NEEDED.
  • 00:15:16.872 --> 00:15:18.374
  • AND THE IMPORTANT POINT ISHE USED AN ANGEL TO PROVIDE
  • 00:15:18.407 --> 00:15:22.578
  • FOR ELIJAH'S PHYSICAL NEED,
  • 00:15:22.611 --> 00:15:24.246
  • BUT IT WASN'T JUSTHIS PHYSICAL NEED.
  • 00:15:24.279 --> 00:15:26.749
  • BY THIS MIRACULOUSPROVISION BY THE ANGEL,
  • 00:15:26.782 --> 00:15:29.918
  • GOD WAS SAYING TO ELIJAH,"I'M NOT THROUGH WITH YOU YET.
  • 00:15:29.952 --> 00:15:33.022
  • I STILL HAD MY EYE ON YOU.
  • 00:15:33.055 --> 00:15:34.690
  • I KNOW WHERE YOU ARE,
  • 00:15:34.723 --> 00:15:36.592
  • AND I'M STILL GOING TOCONTINUE TO USE YOU."
  • 00:15:36.625 --> 00:15:39.595
  • WE SHOULDN'T BE SURPRISED
  • 00:15:39.628 --> 00:15:40.796
  • THAT ANGELS DO THATFOR US AS WELL.
  • 00:15:40.829 --> 00:15:44.833
  • SECONDLY, ANGELS CANREVEAL GOD'S WILL TO US.
  • 00:15:44.867 --> 00:15:49.538
  • THE BIBLE SAYS SOMETIMESGOD WILL USE AN ANGEL
  • 00:15:49.571 --> 00:15:52.608
  • TO REVEAL HIS WILL TO US.
  • 00:15:52.641 --> 00:15:54.777
  • BUT YOU KNOW, WE SAWIN HEBREWS 1
  • 00:15:54.810 --> 00:15:57.312
  • THAT THIS BOOK, THE BIBLE,
  • 00:15:57.346 --> 00:16:00.049
  • IS GOD'S COMPLETEAND FINAL REVELATION.
  • 00:16:00.082 --> 00:16:03.819
  • EVERYTHING WE NEED TO KNOWABOUT GOD IS FOUND IN THIS BOOK.
  • 00:16:03.852 --> 00:16:07.489
  • THERE IS NO NEW DOCTRINE.
  • 00:16:07.523 --> 00:16:09.558
  • THERE IS NO NEW REVELATION
  • 00:16:09.591 --> 00:16:11.994
  • THAT PEOPLE ARERECEIVING FROM GOD.
  • 00:16:12.027 --> 00:16:14.596
  • JUDE VERSE 3 SAYS,"THE FAITH, THE BODY
  • 00:16:14.630 --> 00:16:17.966
  • OF FAITH HAS BEEN ONCE FORALL DELIVERED TO THE SAINTS."
  • 00:16:18.000 --> 00:16:24.306
  • WHEN SOMEBODY GETS ONTELEVISION OR SOMEBODY STANDS
  • 00:16:24.339 --> 00:16:26.275
  • IN AN ARENA AND SAYS, "GOD HASGIVEN ME A FRESH REVELATION,
  • 00:16:26.308 --> 00:16:31.180
  • A NEW REVELATION ABOUT HIMSELF,"
  • 00:16:31.213 --> 00:16:32.881
  • TURN OFF THE TELEVISION SET.
  • 00:16:32.915 --> 00:16:34.817
  • THAT'S A HERETIC SPEAKING.
  • 00:16:34.850 --> 00:16:36.652
  • GOD HASN'T GIVEN ANY NEWREVELATION ABOUT HIMSELF.
  • 00:16:36.685 --> 00:16:38.987
  • IT'S ALL RIGHT HERE IN THE BOOK,
  • 00:16:39.021 --> 00:16:41.090
  • EVERYTHING WE NEEDTO KNOW ABOUT GOD.
  • 00:16:41.123 --> 00:16:44.893
  • BUT IT IS TRUE, GOD GIVESUS PERSONAL REVELATION
  • 00:16:44.927 --> 00:16:51.066
  • OF HOW WE SHOULDCONDUCT OUR LIVES.
  • 00:16:51.100 --> 00:16:53.402
  • EVERY DAY, WE NEED THELEADERSHIP OF GOD IN OUR WORK,
  • 00:16:53.435 --> 00:16:58.207
  • IN DECISIONS ABOUT OUR FAMILY,OUR FINANCES, OUR EDUCATION,
  • 00:16:58.240 --> 00:17:02.277
  • AND A THOUSAND OTHER AREAS.
  • 00:17:02.311 --> 00:17:04.313
  • AND THE QUESTION IS,
  • 00:17:04.346 --> 00:17:05.814
  • HOW DOES GOD PROVIDE THATLEADERSHIP THAT WE NEED?
  • 00:17:05.848 --> 00:17:09.251
  • ROMANS 8:14 SAYS, "ALL OFTHOSE WHO ARE BEING LED
  • 00:17:09.284 --> 00:17:12.588
  • BY THE SPIRIT OF GOD,THESE ARE THE SONS OF GOD."
  • 00:17:12.621 --> 00:17:16.892
  • IF YOU'RE A CHILD OF GOD,YOU KNOW THE HOLY SPIRIT,
  • 00:17:16.925 --> 00:17:20.529
  • THE SPIRIT OF GOD ISGOING TO LEAD YOU.
  • 00:17:20.562 --> 00:17:24.500
  • BUT HOW DOES HE PROVIDETHAT LEADERSHIP?
  • 00:17:24.533 --> 00:17:26.935
  • WELL, SOMETIMES HE DOES IT
  • 00:17:26.969 --> 00:17:28.237
  • THROUGH THE PRINCIPLESIN HIS WORD.
  • 00:17:28.270 --> 00:17:29.638
  • SOMETIMES HE DOES IT
  • 00:17:29.671 --> 00:17:30.839
  • THROUGH THE WISE COUNSELOF OTHER BELIEVERS.
  • 00:17:30.873 --> 00:17:32.808
  • SOMETIMES HE DOES ITTHROUGH THE DESIRES
  • 00:17:32.841 --> 00:17:36.478
  • THAT HE PLACES IN OUR HEARTS.
  • 00:17:36.512 --> 00:17:37.713
  • SOMETIMES HE DOES ITTHROUGH CIRCUMSTANCES,
  • 00:17:37.746 --> 00:17:40.315
  • BUT SOMETIMES, HEACTUALLY WILL USE AN ANGEL
  • 00:17:40.349 --> 00:17:43.051
  • TO REVEAL HIS WILL TO US.
  • 00:17:43.085 --> 00:17:44.753
  • I'LL ADMIT THAT'S NOT THENORM, BUT IT DOES HAPPEN.
  • 00:17:44.786 --> 00:17:47.923
  • IF YOU DON'T BELIEVE ME,JUST CONSIDER THESE EXAMPLES
  • 00:17:47.956 --> 00:17:50.459
  • IN THE BIBLE WHERE ANANGEL REVEALED GOD'S WILL.
  • 00:17:50.492 --> 00:17:53.929
  • MATHEW 1:20-21,
  • 00:17:53.962 --> 00:17:56.765
  • IT WAS AN ANGEL WHOREVEALED TO JOSEPH
  • 00:17:56.798 --> 00:17:59.735
  • THAT HE WAS TO TAKEMARY AS HIS WIFE.
  • 00:17:59.768 --> 00:18:02.371
  • IT WAS AN ANGEL WHO REVEALED
  • 00:18:02.404 --> 00:18:04.006
  • TO THE WOMEN THATTHEY NEEDED TO COME
  • 00:18:04.039 --> 00:18:06.375
  • TO THE EMPTY TOMBWHERE JESUS HAD BEEN.
  • 00:18:06.408 --> 00:18:09.411
  • IT WAS AN ANGEL WHOGUIDED PHILLIP WHERE TO GO
  • 00:18:09.444 --> 00:18:13.248
  • ON HIS WAY TO GAZA, BETWEENJERUSALEM AND GAZA IN ACTS 8:26.
  • 00:18:13.282 --> 00:18:19.421
  • REMEMBER IN ACTS 27,PAUL WAS ON A SHIP
  • 00:18:19.454 --> 00:18:21.890
  • HEADED TO ROME ANDTHEY HAD GOT INVOLVED
  • 00:18:21.924 --> 00:18:24.393
  • IN A STORM AND THE PEOPLE WEREAFRAID THEY WERE GOING TO DIE.
  • 00:18:24.426 --> 00:18:27.162
  • AND AN ANGEL REVEALED TOPAUL THAT THEY WOULD NOT DIE.
  • 00:18:27.196 --> 00:18:31.433
  • IT'S NOT THE NORM, BUT IDO BELIEVE SOMETIMES ANGELS
  • 00:18:31.466 --> 00:18:34.903
  • ARE USED TO REVEALGOD'S WILL TO US.
  • 00:18:34.937 --> 00:18:37.973
  • I WAS READING THISWEEK THE ACCOUNT
  • 00:18:38.006 --> 00:18:39.541
  • OF THAT PASTOR A.D. VANHOOSE
  • 00:18:39.575 --> 00:18:41.643
  • OF THE BIBLE CENTER INEVANSVILLE, INDIANA.
  • 00:18:41.677 --> 00:18:45.180
  • PASTOR VANHOOSE SAYS THATHE HAD GOTTEN TO THE PLACE
  • 00:18:45.214 --> 00:18:48.116
  • IN HIS MINISTRY WHERE HE'DBECOME TREMENDOUSLY DISCOURAGED.
  • 00:18:48.150 --> 00:18:51.520
  • THE CHURCH WAS GROWING, BUTTHE FINANCES WERE DRYING UP.
  • 00:18:51.553 --> 00:18:55.224
  • AND HE SAID, ONE AFTERNOONHE LOCKED HIMSELF
  • 00:18:55.257 --> 00:18:57.659
  • IN HIS CHURCH STUDY
  • 00:18:57.693 --> 00:18:59.328
  • AND HE DEMANDED THATGOD GIVE HIM AN ANSWER
  • 00:18:59.361 --> 00:19:01.964
  • WHETHER HE WAS TO STAYOR LEAVE HIS MINISTRY.
  • 00:19:01.997 --> 00:19:05.767
  • HE SAID, SUDDENLY, HE FELTA PRESENCE IN THE ROOM.
  • 00:19:05.801 --> 00:19:09.504
  • AND HE DEMANDED
  • 00:19:09.538 --> 00:19:10.939
  • THAT WHOEVER IT WAS REVEALHIMSELF IMMEDIATELY.
  • 00:19:10.973 --> 00:19:14.576
  • THE PASTOR SAYS,HE SAW THE CHAIR
  • 00:19:14.610 --> 00:19:17.980
  • IN FRONT OF HIS DESKSUDDENLY BECOME ILLUMINATED,
  • 00:19:18.013 --> 00:19:22.684
  • A BRIGHT LIGHT ENVELOPED IT.
  • 00:19:22.718 --> 00:19:24.886
  • AND HE SAID, RIGHTIN THE CENTER,
  • 00:19:24.920 --> 00:19:26.588
  • THERE WAS A BLACK DOT THAT GREW,
  • 00:19:26.622 --> 00:19:29.224
  • AND GREW, AND GREW UNTIL ITBECAME THE IMAGE OF A MAN.
  • 00:19:29.258 --> 00:19:35.430
  • AND THE MAN SPOKE TOTHE PASTOR AND SAID,
  • 00:19:35.464 --> 00:19:37.532
  • "I AM HERE FROM GOD.
  • 00:19:37.566 --> 00:19:39.001
  • AND I'M TO TELL YOU, YOUWERE TO STAY IN THIS CHURCH.
  • 00:19:39.034 --> 00:19:41.603
  • GOD HAS MANY THINGS HESTILL WANTS TO DO FROM YOU."
  • 00:19:41.637 --> 00:19:45.507
  • PASTOR VANHOOSE SAYS,TODAY HE BELIEVES
  • 00:19:45.540 --> 00:19:48.176
  • HE HAD RECEIVED ANANGELIC VISITATION.
  • 00:19:48.210 --> 00:19:51.546
  • AGAIN, THAT'S NOT THE NORM
  • 00:19:51.580 --> 00:19:53.782
  • BUT WE KNOW FROM SCRIPTURE,IT HAS HAPPENED BEFORE
  • 00:19:53.815 --> 00:19:56.718
  • AND GOD CAN REVEAL HIMSELFANY WAY HE CHOOSES TO DO SO.
  • 00:19:56.752 --> 00:20:01.023
  • NOW, ONE WORD OF CAUTION HERE,
  • 00:20:01.056 --> 00:20:03.925
  • WHEN IT COMES TOANGELS VISITING US
  • 00:20:03.959 --> 00:20:06.428
  • AND GIVING MESSAGES TO US.
  • 00:20:06.461 --> 00:20:08.664
  • REMEMBER 2 CORINTHIANS11:14 SAYS,
  • 00:20:08.697 --> 00:20:11.700
  • "FOR EVEN SATAN CAN APPEAR
  • 00:20:11.733 --> 00:20:14.336
  • AS AN ANGEL OF LIGHT."
  • 00:20:14.369 --> 00:20:19.041
  • ANY SO-CALLED LEADERSHIPOR MESSAGE WE RECEIVE
  • 00:20:19.074 --> 00:20:23.912
  • FROM AN ANGEL MUST BE MEASURED
  • 00:20:23.945 --> 00:20:26.381
  • AGAINST THE WORD OF GOD.
  • 00:20:26.415 --> 00:20:29.051
  • AND ANY MESSAGE THAT COMES
  • 00:20:29.084 --> 00:20:31.353
  • FROM AN ANGEL THATCONTRADICTS THE WORD OF GOD,
  • 00:20:31.386 --> 00:20:34.890
  • THAT DOESN'T COME FROMGOD, THAT COMES FROM SATAN.
  • 00:20:34.923 --> 00:20:39.528
  • YOU KNOW, A FEW OFMY COMMENTS HAVE BEEN
  • 00:20:39.561 --> 00:20:41.963
  • IN THE NEWS RECENTLY.
  • 00:20:41.997 --> 00:20:43.532
  • THEY'VE PULLED UP SOMEOF MY GREATEST KITS
  • 00:20:43.565 --> 00:20:45.300
  • FROM THE PAST ANDPULLED THOSE OUT AGAIN
  • 00:20:45.334 --> 00:20:49.571
  • IN REFERENCE TO OTHER RELIGIONS.
  • 00:20:49.604 --> 00:20:51.606
  • PERHAPS, YOU'VESEEN SOME OF THEM.
  • 00:20:51.640 --> 00:20:53.575
  • AND I MENTIONED TWO RELIGIONS,ISLAM AND MORMONISM.
  • 00:20:53.608 --> 00:20:57.813
  • AND I SAID, THEY CAMEFROM THE PIT OF HELL.
  • 00:20:57.846 --> 00:21:01.817
  • WHY WOULD I MAKE SUCHA STATEMENT LIKE THAT?
  • 00:21:01.850 --> 00:21:05.587
  • I WASN'T JUST SPOUTING OFF.
  • 00:21:05.620 --> 00:21:07.456
  • THERE IS A REASON I SINGLEDOUT THOSE TWO RELIGIONS.
  • 00:21:07.489 --> 00:21:10.359
  • YOU KNOW WHAT THOSE TWORELIGIONS HAVE IN COMMON?
  • 00:21:10.392 --> 00:21:13.495
  • THEY BOTH CLAIMED TO HAVERECEIVED THEIR MESSAGE
  • 00:21:13.528 --> 00:21:16.631
  • FROM AN ANGEL.
  • 00:21:16.665 --> 00:21:18.967
  • MOHAMED IN THE SEVENTHCENTURY SAYS IT WAS A SERIES
  • 00:21:19.000 --> 00:21:22.037
  • OF ANGELIC VISITATIONS THATGAVE HIM THE REVELATION
  • 00:21:22.070 --> 00:21:26.208
  • THAT WE FIND NOW
  • 00:21:26.241 --> 00:21:27.476
  • IN THE QURAN AND BECAMETHE BASIS OF ISLAM.
  • 00:21:27.509 --> 00:21:31.146
  • HE SAYS AN ANGELDELIVERED THAT TO HIM.
  • 00:21:31.179 --> 00:21:35.283
  • JOSEPH SMITH SAYS IN 1823,THAT IT WAS AN ANGEL,
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  • THE ANGEL MORONI, WHO APPEAREDTO HIM AND WAS THE KEEPER
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  • OF THE GOLDEN TABLETS THATBECAME THE BASIS FOR MORMONISM.
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  • THOSE TWO LEADERS
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  • OF RELIGIONS THAT AREDIAMETRICALLY OPPOSED
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  • TO THE CHRISTIANGOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST.
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  • BOTH HAVE AS A COMMON POINT
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  • THE CLAIM OF ANGELIC REVELATION.
  • 00:22:00.709 --> 00:22:03.311
  • NOW LISTEN TO WHATTHE APOSTLE PAUL SAYS
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  • IN GALATIANS 1:8.
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  • IF ANYONE, IF EVEN ANANGEL FROM HEAVEN PREACHES
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  • TO YOU ANOTHER GOSPELOTHER THAN CHRIST JESUS,
  • 00:22:14.589 --> 00:22:17.592
  • LET THAT PERSON BE A CURSE.
  • 00:22:17.626 --> 00:22:21.396
  • LITERALLY, LET HIM BEANATHEMA , LET HIM BE DAMNED.
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  • PAUL WAS A LOT HARDER THAN IWAS ON THOSE KINDS OF FAITHS.
  • 00:22:27.869 --> 00:22:30.906
  • LISTEN TO ME, THE BIBLE SAYSSATAN IS A LIAR AND A DECEIVER.
  • 00:22:30.939 --> 00:22:37.112
  • HE IS DOING EVERYTHINGHE CAN TO KEEP PEOPLE
  • 00:22:37.145 --> 00:22:39.414
  • FROM FINDING THE ONE WAY, NOTA WAY, THE ONE WAY TO GOD,
  • 00:22:39.448 --> 00:22:44.186
  • WHICH IS THROUGHFAITH IN JESUS CHRIST.
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  • 00:22:46.788 --> 00:22:51.860
  • IT'S ABSOLUTELY CRITICAL
  • 00:22:51.893 --> 00:22:53.528
  • THAT WE UNDERSTAND THETRUTH ABOUT ANGELS,
  • 00:22:53.562 --> 00:22:56.364
  • LEST WE BE LED ASTRAYBY FALSE TEACHERS.
  • 00:22:56.398 --> 00:22:59.835
  • YES, THE ANGELS DO MINISTERTO US, BUT NOTHING THEY DO
  • 00:22:59.868 --> 00:23:03.939
  • OR SAY SHOULD EVERCONTRADICT THE WORD OF GOD.
  • 00:23:03.972 --> 00:23:08.276
  • WELL, IN THE TIME WE HAVE LEFTTODAY, LET ME SHARE A NOTE
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  • I RECEIVED FROM AFRIEND IN CALIFORNIA.
  • 00:23:11.279 --> 00:23:14.182
  • THEY WROTE, PASTOR
  • 00:23:14.216 --> 00:23:16.117
  • JEFFRESS, I LISTEN TO YOUR RADIOPROGRAM EVERY DAY AT LUNCHTIME.
  • 00:23:16.151 --> 00:23:19.888
  • I GO OUT TO MY CAR AND HAVE APRIVATE STUDY AND PRAYER TIME.
  • 00:23:19.921 --> 00:23:23.658
  • I LOOK FORWARD TO IT SO MUCH
  • 00:23:23.692 --> 00:23:25.427
  • BECAUSE IT GETS MEREADY TO GO BACK TO WORK
  • 00:23:25.460 --> 00:23:28.096
  • AND SHARE THE WISDOM I GETWITH MY FRIENDS AND FAMILY.
  • 00:23:28.129 --> 00:23:31.867
  • GOD BLESS YOU FOR MAKINGA DIFFERENCE IN MY LIFE.
  • 00:23:31.900 --> 00:23:36.137
  • WELL, TO THOSE OF YOU WHOSUPPORT PATHWAY TO VICTORY,
  • 00:23:36.171 --> 00:23:39.140
  • I HOPE YOU'REENCOURAGED BY THIS NOTE.
  • 00:23:39.174 --> 00:23:41.710
  • YOUR GIFTS ARE TRULYIMPACTING OTHERS
  • 00:23:41.743 --> 00:23:44.412
  • FOR THE KINGDOM OF GOD.
  • 00:23:44.446 --> 00:23:46.081
  • PLEASE CONTINUETO GIVE GENEROUSLY
  • 00:23:46.114 --> 00:23:48.483
  • SO THAT WE CAN REACHEVEN MORE PEOPLE
  • 00:23:48.517 --> 00:23:50.752
  • WITH THE GOOD NEWSOF JESUS CHRIST.
  • 00:23:50.785 --> 00:23:54.122
  • NOW, STAY RIGHT THERE.
  • 00:23:54.155 --> 00:23:55.357
  • I'LL BE BACK WITHMORE IN JUST A MOMENT.
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  • [PRESENTER] WITH ALL OFTHE PRESSING CHALLENGES
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  • FACING OUR WORLD TODAY,
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  • IT'S EASY TO GET STUCKIN THE HERE AND NOW,
  • 00:24:03.532 --> 00:24:06.067
  • BUT WHEN WE LIVE EVERY DAYIN THE HOPE OF ETERNITY,
  • 00:24:06.101 --> 00:24:09.337
  • IT COMPLETELY TRANSFORMSOUR PERSPECTIVE
  • 00:24:09.371 --> 00:24:12.073
  • TO HELP ELEVATE YOUR THINKING
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  • WHEN YOU GIVE TOPATHWAY TO VICTORY,
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  • YOU'RE ALLOWING MEN ANDWOMEN ALL ACROSS THE COUNTRY
  • 00:25:13.768 --> 00:25:16.571
  • TO HEAR THE TRUTH ABOUT HEAVEN
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  • AND THE ONE WAY TO GET THERETHROUGH FAITH IN JESUS CHRIST.
  • 00:25:18.373 --> 00:25:22.344
  • SO THANK YOU FORGIVING GENEROUSLY.
  • 00:25:22.377 --> 00:25:24.412
  • GOD WILL USE YOUR GIFT
  • 00:25:24.446 --> 00:25:26.114
  • TO PIERCE THE DARKNESSWITH THE LIGHT OF HIS WORD.
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  • ♪ MUSIC
  • 00:25:29.150 --> 00:25:31.386
  • ANGELS ARE A VERY REAL
  • 00:25:31.419 --> 00:25:33.121
  • AND POWERFUL FORCEIN OUR WORLD TODAY.
  • 00:25:33.154 --> 00:25:36.291
  • AND I BELIEVE THATUNDERSTANDING THE REALITY
  • 00:25:36.324 --> 00:25:39.027
  • AND THE MINISTRY OF ANGELS WILLHELP US MUCH MORE APPRECIATE
  • 00:25:39.060 --> 00:25:43.264
  • HOW MUCH GOD REALLY LOVES US
  • 00:25:43.298 --> 00:25:45.367
  • AND HOW HE'S WORKINGIN OUR LIVES EVERY DAY.
  • 00:25:45.400 --> 00:25:49.504
  • WELL, ANGELS SUSTAINAND ENCOURAGE US.
  • 00:25:49.537 --> 00:25:52.641
  • THEY REVEAL GOD'S WILL TO US.
  • 00:25:52.674 --> 00:25:54.843
  • AND NEXT TIME, WE'LL LOOKAT TWO MORE SPECIFIC WAYS
  • 00:25:54.876 --> 00:25:58.313
  • THAT ANGELS MINISTERTO CHRISTIANS.
  • 00:25:58.346 --> 00:26:01.049
  • STAY TUNED FOR A PREVIEW
  • 00:26:01.082 --> 00:26:02.517
  • OF WHAT'S COMING UP NEXTTIME ON PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
  • 00:26:02.550 --> 00:26:07.856
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  • 00:26:07.889 --> 00:26:09.124
  • [PRESENTER] TODAY WHENYOU GIVE A GENEROUS GIFT
  • 00:26:09.157 --> 00:26:11.326
  • TO SUPPORT THE MINISTRYOF PATHWAY TO VICTORY,
  • 00:26:11.359 --> 00:26:14.162
  • WE'LL SAY THANKS BYSENDING YOU A COPY
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  • PLUS, THE BROCHURE,
  • 00:26:24.239 --> 00:26:25.607
  • "WHAT SEVEN WORLD RELIGIONSTEACH ABOUT HEAVEN"
  • 00:26:25.640 --> 00:26:28.243
  • IS OUR GIFT TO YOU,
  • 00:26:28.276 --> 00:26:29.744
  • SIMPLY FOR CONTACTING USTODAY AT PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
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  • 00:26:47.729 --> 00:26:49.531
  • BECAUSE OF YOURGENEROUS SUPPORT.
  • 00:26:49.564 --> 00:26:51.466
  • SO THANKS FOR CALLING, WRITING
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  • 00:26:53.168 --> 00:26:55.336
  • NOW, COMING UP NEXT TIMEON PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
  • 00:26:55.370 --> 00:26:59.207
  • IN THE INEVITABLEHOUR OF YOUR DEATH,
  • 00:26:59.240 --> 00:27:04.879
  • WHO'S GOING TO BE THERE TOMINISTER TO YOU, TO COMFORT YOU?
  • 00:27:04.913 --> 00:27:10.318
  • IF YOU'RE A CHRISTIAN,YOU HAVE THE ASSURANCE
  • 00:27:10.351 --> 00:27:12.587
  • YOU WON'T BE ALONE, BUTYOU'LL HAVE THE MINISTRY
  • 00:27:12.620 --> 00:27:15.824
  • OF ANGELS TO USHERYOU INTO HEAVEN.
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  • HERE ON PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
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  • ♪ MUSIC
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