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November 6, 2019
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Robert Jeffress: Pathway to Victory

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  • [ANNOUNCER] FROM THE PULPIT OF THE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
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  • OF DALLAS, TEXAS, THIS IS PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
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  • HI, I'M ROBERT JEFFRESS AND WELCOME AGAIN
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  • TO PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
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  • AT TIMES, WE'RE PAINFULLY SHORT-SIGHTED.
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  • THE RESPONSIBILITIES THAT FILL OUR DAY TEND
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  • TO OVERSHADOW OUR LONG-TERM GOALS AND ASPIRATIONS,
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  • BUT GOD HAS A MUCH BIGGER PLAN FOR YOU
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  • THAN SIMPLY SURVIVING ONE MORE DAY.
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  • OUR NEW SERIES IS CALLED CHOOSING THE EXTRAORDINARY LIFE,
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  • AND THE KEYS TO BREAKING OUT OF YOUR MUNDANE PATTERNS
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  • ARE FOUND IN THE REMARKABLE LIFE OF ELIJAH.
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  • ON TODAY'S PROGRAM,
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  • WE'LL DISCOVER THREE FOUNDATIONAL BELIEFS
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  • THAT ALLOWED ELIJAH TO BE A TRUE WORLD CHANGER.
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  • MY MESSAGE IS TITLED CONVICTIONS THAT WILL CHANGE YOUR WORLD
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  • ON TODAY'S EDITION OF PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
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  • MUSIC
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  • [ANNOUNCER] MANY OF US ARE FAMILIAR WITH THE NAME
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  • ELIJAH, BUT FEW OF US KNOW THE BOLD STANCE HE TOOK
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  • FOR GOD. NOR THE DETAILS OF HIS EXTRAORDINARY LIFE.
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  • NOW, YOU CAN TRACE ELIJAH'S FOOTSTEPS WITH
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  • THE ELIJAH MAP. A CHRONOLOGICAL OVERVIEW OF THE KEY EVENTS IN
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  • ELIJAH'S LIFE. THIS COMPLIMENTARY RESOURCE
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  • WILL HELP YOU BETTER UNDERSTAND HOW GOD USES ORDINARY PEOPLE
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  • JUST LIKE YOU AND ME IN AN EXTRAORDINARY WAY.
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  • THE ELIJAH MAP IS OUR GIFT TO YOU
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  • SIMPLY FOR CONTACTING US TODAY AT PATHWAY TO VICTORY!
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  • MUSIC
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  • ELIJAH, IN THE NINTH CENTURY BC, WAS DROPPED
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  • IN THE MIDDLE OF A CORRUPT CULTURE,
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  • A DETERIORATING CULTURE, BUT ELIJAH UNDERSTOOD
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  • THAT HIS PURPOSE WAS TO INFLUENCE THAT CULTURE FOR GOD.
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  • I CLOSED LAST TIME'S MESSAGE
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  • BY QUOTING MY OLD PROFESSOR, HOWARD HENDRICKS.
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  • HE SAID THAT AT THAT TIME, ELIJAH'S TIME,
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  • ISRAEL WAS "A NATION ON THE SKIDS."
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  • HE GOES ON TO SAY, "THERE WAS A MANIA
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  • "OF MEDIOCRITY IN ISRAEL.
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  • "7.000 BELIEVERS WERE HUDDLED IN A CAVE IN SILENT PROTEST.
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  • "'WE DON'T WANNA GET INVOLVED,' WAS THEIR CRY.
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  • "BUT THIS MAN ELIJAH STANDS OUT LIKE A SPIRITUAL COLOSSUS
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  • "IN THE MIDST OF A GENERATION OF PERVERTS
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  • "AND SPIRITUAL PYGMIES."
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  • WHAT IS IT THAT MADE ELIJAH A GIANT IN HIS TIME?
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  • IT WAS EMBRACING THREE CONVICTIONS
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  • THAT NOT ONLY MOLDED HIS OWN LIFE,
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  • BUT ALLOWED HIM TO CHANGE THE WORLD.
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  • AND TODAY, WE'RE GOING TO TALK
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  • ABOUT THOSE THREE CONVICTIONS THAT WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE
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  • AND CHANGE THE WORLD AROUND YOU. CONVICTION NUMBER ONE IS THIS.
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  • AND THAT IS GOD IS ALIVE AND ACTIVE IN THE CULTURE.
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  • IF YOU'RE GONNA CHANGE YOUR WORLD,
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  • YOU HAVE TO BELIEVE GOD IS ACTUALLY ALIVE
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  • AND HE'S ACTIVE IN THE CULTURE.
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  • WHEN ELIJAH STOOD BEFORE EVIL KING AHAB AND JEZEBEL,
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  • 1 KING 17:1, HE SAID, "AS THE LORD,
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  • "THE GOD OF ISRAEL LIVES, BEFORE WHOM I STAND."
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  • NOW, ELIJAH DIDN'T BELIEVE HE WAS SERVING A SET OF IDEAS,
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  • HE WAS SERVING A LIVING BEING NAMED JEHOVAH GOD,
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  • WHO HAD REAL CHARACTERISTICS, REAL ATTRIBUTES.
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  • AND IF YOU WANT TO KNOW WHO THAT GOD IS,
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  • THERE'RE TWO WAYS TO DISCOVER HIM.
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  • ONE IS THROUGH THE WRITTEN WORD OF GOD.
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  • THIS BOOK WILL TELL YOU EVERYTHING YOU NEED
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  • TO KNOW ABOUT GOD.
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  • AND THEN SECONDLY, THROUGH THE LIVING WORD OF GOD,
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  • JESUS CHRIST HIMSELF.
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  • IF YOU WANNA KNOW WHO GOD IS, LOOK AT JESUS CHRIST.
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  • JESUS SAID, "I AND THE FATHER ARE ONE.
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  • "HE WHO HAS SEEN ME HAS SEEN THE FATHER."
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  • AND BY THE WAY, THAT SAME JESUS CHRIST,
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  • WHO IS THE EMBODIMENT OF GOD, SAID IN JOHN 14:6,
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  • "I AM THE WAY, THE TRUTH, AND THE LIFE.
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  • "NO MAN COMES TO THE FATHER BUT BY ME."
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  • THOSE WHO CHOOSE TO WORSHIP THE GOD
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  • OF THEIR OWN UNDERSTANDING ARE ON THE HIGHWAY TO HELL.
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  • THERE'S ONLY ONE GOD, AND THERE'S ONLY ONE WAY
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  • TO THAT GOD, AND THAT IS THROUGH FAITH
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  • -IN JESUS CHRIST. -(CONGREGANTS CLAPPING)
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  • THE NATION OF ISRAEL, GOD'S OWN PEOPLE,
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  • HAD COME TO THE POINT WHERE THEY WEREN'T UNDERSTANDING THAT.
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  • THEY WERE WORSHIPING THE GOD OF THEIR OWN UNDERSTANDING.
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  • AND TODAY, WHAT WE CALL TOLERANCE,
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  • INCLUSIVISM, PLURALISM, GOD HAD ANOTHER NAME FOR IT.
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  • HE CALLED IT IDOLATRY.
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  • TO WORSHIP ANY OTHER GOD WAS IDOLATROUS,
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  • AND GOD WAS FED UP WITH IT.
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  • AND BECAUSE OF THAT, HE SENT HIS MAN, ELIJAH,
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  • TO SAY, "AS I SERVE THE LIVING GOD,
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  • "THERE IS ONE GOD, AND HIS NAME IS JEHOVAH."
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  • IF WE'RE GOING TO INFLUENCE OUR CULTURE,
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  • WE HAVE TO HAVE THAT CONVICTION THAT GOD IS ALIVE,
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  • HE'S REAL, AND HE'S ACTIVE IN THE CULTURE.
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  • CONVICTION NUMBER TWO,
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  • IF WE'RE GONNA CHANGE THE WORLD AROUND US,
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  • WE HAVE TO UNDERSTAND THAT WE ARE GOD'S REPRESENTATIVE
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  • TO THE CULTURE.
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  • WE ARE GOD'S REPRESENTATIVE TO THE CULTURE.
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  • NOW, AS YOU SEARCH THROUGH SCRIPTURE,
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  • YOU'LL DISCOVER THE BIBLE USES THREE ANALOGIES
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  • TO DESCRIBE OUR RELATIONSHIP TO THE CULTURE AROUND US.
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  • FIRST OF ALL, THE BIBLE USES THE ANALOGY
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  • OF AN AMBASSADOR, AN AMBASSADOR.
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  • LOOK AT SECOND CORINTHIANS CHAPTER FIVE, VERSES 18 TO 20.
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  • PAUL WRITES: NOW ALL THESE THINGS ARE FROM GOD,
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  • WHO RECONCILED US TO HIMSELF THROUGH CHRIST,
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  • AND GAVE US THE MINISTRY OF RECONCILIATION,
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  • NAMELY, THAT GOD WAS IN CHRIST RECONCILING THE WORLD
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  • TO HIMSELF, NOT COUNTING THEIR TRESPASSES AGAINST THEM,
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  • AND HE HAS COMMITTED TO US THE WORD OF RECONCILIATION.
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  • DO YOU KNOW WHAT THE MESSAGE GOD IS SHOUTING TO THE WORLD?
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  • NOT THAT HE HATES PEOPLE, BUT THAT HE LOVES PEOPLE.
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  • HE LOVES THEM SO MUCH HE WANTS TO BE RECONCILED WITH THEM.
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  • THAT'S THE MESSAGE GOD WANTS ARTICULATED IN THE WORLD.
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  • GOD WANTS TO BE RECONCILED TO MAN,
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  • BUT HOW DOES GOD DELIVER THAT MESSAGE?
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  • HE DOES IT THROUGH YOU AND ME.
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  • THEREFORE, WE ARE AMBASSADORS FOR CHRIST,
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  • AS THOUGH GOD WERE ENTREATING, BEGGING, THROUGH US.
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  • WE BEG YOU ON BEHALF OF CHRIST, BE RECONCILED TO GOD.
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  • THE WAY GOD VOICES HIS MESSAGE OF LOVE AND RECONCILIATION
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  • AND THE GOSPEL OF CHRIST TO THE WORLD IS THROUGH YOU.
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  • YOU ARE GOD'S MOUTHPIECE. YOU ARE HIS AMBASSADOR.
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  • GOD HAS CHARGED YOU WITH THAT MINISTRY
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  • OF SHARING WITH OTHERS HOW TO BE RECONCILED TO GOD.
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  • BEING AN AMBASSADOR FOR CHRIST
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  • ISN'T ALWAYS CONVENIENT OR COMFORTABLE,
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  • BUT IT'S WHAT GOD HAS LEFT US HERE TO DO.
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  • ELIJAH UNDERSTOOD THAT.
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  • HE WAS GOD'S REPRESENTATIVE TO THE CULTURE.
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  • GOD USES THE ILLUSTRATION OF AN AMBASSADOR.
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  • THE SECOND ILLUSTRATION ANALOGY HE USES IS SALT.
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  • WE TALKED ABOUT THIS LAST TIME, MATTHEW 5:13
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  • "YOU ARE THE SALT OF THE EARTH.
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  • "BUT IF THE SALT HAS BECOME TASTELESS,
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  • "HOW WILL IT BE MADE SALTY AGAIN? IT IS GOOD FOR NOTHING
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  • "ANYMORE, EXCEPT TO BE THROWN OUT AND
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  • "TRAMPLED UNDERFOOT BY MEN."
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  • IN JESUS' DAY, SALT WAS A PRESERVATIVE.
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  • SALT DID NOT PREVENT THE DECAY OF MEAT,
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  • IT DELAYED THE DECAY OF THE MEAT.
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  • IT GAVE THE MEAT A LONGER SHELF LIFE.
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  • AND JESUS SAID ONE REASON HE'S LEFT US HERE
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  • AS HIS REPRESENTATIVES IN THE WORLD
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  • IS TO HELP DELAY THE DECAY OF THIS WORLD
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  • SO WE HAVE LONGER TO SHARE THE GOSPEL.
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  • SALT DOES NOTHING IF IT REMAINS IN THE SHAKER.
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  • WE CAN'T ISOLATE OURSELVES FROM THE CULTURE.
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  • JESUS ALSO SAID SALT IS USELESS IF IT BECOMES DILUTED,
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  • THAT IT DOESN'T RETAIN ITS DISTINCTIVENESS.
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  • NO, SALT IS ONLY GOOD IS IF IT PENETRATES THE CULTURE
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  • AND INFLUENCES THE CULTURE.
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  • THAT'S WHAT GOD HAS CALLED US TO DO,
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  • TO BE SALT IN THIS WORLD.
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  • AND THEN THE THIRD ANALOGY HE USES IS WE ARE LIGHT.
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  • LOOK AT VERSES 14 TO 16 OF MATTHEW 5
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  • "YOU ARE THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD.
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  • "A CITY SET ON A HILL CANNOT BE HIDDEN,
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  • "NOR DOES ANYONE LIGHT A LAMP AND PUT IT UNDER A BASKET,
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  • "BUT ON THE LAMPSTAND, AND IT GIVES LIGHT
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  • "TO ALL WHO ARE IN THE HOUSE.
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  • "LET YOUR LIGHT SO SHINE BEFORE MEN
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  • "THAT THEY MAY SEE YOUR GOOD WORKS
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  • "AND GLORIFY YOUR FATHER WHO IS IN HEAVEN."
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  • YOU KNOW WHAT'S INTERESTING TO ME?
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  • IN JOHN 8:12, JESUS SAID, "I AM THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD."
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  • BUT NOW THAT JESUS IS IN HEAVEN,
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  • HE SAYS IN THIS PASSAGE YOU ARE THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD.
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  • THE WORLD CAN'T SEE JESUS, HE'S GONE, HE'S IN HEAVEN,
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  • BUT HE SHINES HIS LIGHT THROUGH YOU TO OTHERS.
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  • NOW, THE ONLY WAY LIGHT IS ANY GOOD IS IF IT'S VISIBLE.
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  • NOW, ELIJAH UNDERSTOOD THAT.
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  • HE UNDERSTOOD HE WAS AN AMBASSADOR,
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  • HE WAS SALT, AND HE WAS LIGHT,
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  • BUT HE WENT THROUGH PERIODS OF DISCOURAGEMENT.
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  • HE THOUGHT HE WAS ALL ALONE, HAVING NO IMPACT.
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  • WE'LL TALK ABOUT THAT IN THE WEEKS AHEAD.
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  • IF WE'RE NOT CAREFUL AS THIS WORLD CONTINUES
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  • TO DETERIORATE AND DARKEN, WE CAN GET DISCOURAGED,
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  • AND THAT'S WHY WE NEED TO HAVE THIS THIRD
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  • AND FINAL CONVICTION.
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  • AND THAT IS GOD IS ABLE TO CHANGE THE CULTURE.
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  • NOW, WHILE IT'S TRUE WE'RE AMBASSADORS, WE'RE SALT,
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  • WE'RE LIGHT, BY OURSELVES, WE ARE ABSOLUTELY USELESS
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  • IN CHANGING THE CULTURE. WE CAN'T CHANGE ANYBODY.
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  • GOD IS THE ONE WHO CHANGES PEOPLE.
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  • GOD IS WORKING THROUGH YOU TO BE THAT CHANGE AGENT IN THE WORLD.
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  • HOW DO WE PARTNER WITH GOD EFFECTIVELY
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  • TO CHANGE OUR CULTURE AND CHANGE OUR WORLD?
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  • BY FOLLOWING THE PATTERN OF ELIJAH,
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  • THIS PROPHET WE'RE STUDYING.
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  • I WANT YOU TO NOTICE THREE THINGS ELIJAH DID
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  • THAT WE MUST DO IF WE'RE GONNA PARTNER EFFECTIVELY WITH GOD
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  • IN CHANGING THE WORLD.
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  • FIRST OF ALL, WE MUST TRUST IN THE POWER OF GOD'S WORD.
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  • WE MUST TRUST IN THE POWER OF GOD'S WORD TO CHANGE PEOPLE.
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  • REMEMBER, WHEN ELIJAH STOOD BEFORE AHAB AND JEZEBEL
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  • AND SAID, "IT IS NOT GOING TO RAIN
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  • "FOR THREE AND A HALF YEARS BECAUSE OF YOUR IDOLATRY,"
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  • HE DIDN'T JUST PULL THAT PROPHECY OUT OF HIS HEAD,
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  • HE WAS QUOTING DEUTERONOMY 11 AND DEUTERONOMY 28.
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  • WHEN HUNDREDS OF YEARS EARLIER, GOD HAD SAID
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  • TO THE NATION OF ISRAEL, "IF YOU FOLLOW AFTER OTHER GODS,
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  • "I WILL TURN OF THE FAUCET OF BLESSING FROM HEAVEN,"
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  • ELIJAH WAS BASING HIS MESSAGE ON THE TRUTH OF GOD'S WORD.
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  • 900 YEARS AFTER ELIJAH SAID THAT, THE WRITER OF HEBREWS
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  • SAID THE SAME THING IN HEBREWS 4:12 ABOUT THE POWER
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  • OF GOD'S WORD: FOR THE WORD OF GOD IS LIVING,
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  • AND IT'S ACTIVE, AND IT'S SHARPER
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  • THAN ANY TWO-EDGED SWORD,
  • 00:11:28.020 --> 00:11:30.010
  • AND PIERCING AS FAR AS THE DIVISION OF SOUL AND SPIRIT,
  • 00:11:30.020 --> 00:11:33.070
  • OF BOTH JOINTS AND MARROW, AND IS ABLE
  • 00:11:33.080 --> 00:11:35.220
  • TO JUDGE THE THOUGHTS AND INTENTIONS OF THE HEART.
  • 00:11:35.230 --> 00:11:40.090
  • PEOPLE ARE NOT CHANGED BY YOUR WORDS OR MY WORDS,
  • 00:11:40.100 --> 00:11:43.070
  • BUT THEY ARE CHANGED BY THE WORD OF GOD.
  • 00:11:43.080 --> 00:11:45.270
  • GOD'S WORD HAS THE ABILITY TO CUT THROUGH THE DARKNESS
  • 00:11:45.280 --> 00:11:49.190
  • OF A PERSON'S HEART LIKE NOTHING ELSE
  • 00:11:49.200 --> 00:11:52.060
  • IN ORDER TO BRING HEALING.
  • 00:11:52.070 --> 00:11:54.040
  • AND IF YOU'RE GONNA CHANGE THE WORLD AROUND YOU,
  • 00:11:54.050 --> 00:11:56.120
  • LIKE ELIJAH, YOU HAVE TO BE CONVINCED
  • 00:11:56.130 --> 00:11:59.200
  • THAT THE WORD OF GOD IS ALIVE, AND IT'S ACTIVE,
  • 00:11:59.210 --> 00:12:03.030
  • AND IT'S SHARPER THAN ANY TWO-EDGED SWORD.
  • 00:12:03.040 --> 00:12:06.080
  • SECONDLY, WE MUST PRACTICE THE POWER OF PRAYER.
  • 00:12:06.090 --> 00:12:10.010
  • IF WE'RE GONNA CHANGE THIS WORLD,
  • 00:12:10.020 --> 00:12:11.150
  • WE HAVE TO PRACTICE THE POWER OF PRAYER.
  • 00:12:11.160 --> 00:12:13.280
  • IN JAMES 5:16-18, IT SAYS THIS ABOUT ELIJAH: FOR THE EFFECTIVE
  • 00:12:13.290 --> 00:12:17.220
  • PRAYER OF A RIGHTEOUS MAN ACCOMPLISHES MUCH.
  • 00:12:17.230 --> 00:12:22.100
  • AND THEN JAMES USES THIS ILLUSTRATION, VERSE 17,
  • 00:12:22.110 --> 00:12:25.090
  • "ELIJAH WAS A MAN WITH A NATURE LIKE OURS,
  • 00:12:25.100 --> 00:12:28.180
  • "AND HE PRAYED EARNESTLY THAT IT MIGHT NOT RAIN.
  • 00:12:28.190 --> 00:12:31.110
  • "AND IT DID NOT RAIN ON EARTH
  • 00:12:31.120 --> 00:12:32.290
  • "FOR THE THREE YEARS AND SIX MONTHS.
  • 00:12:33.000 --> 00:12:35.050
  • "AND HE PRAYED AGAIN, AND THE SKY POURED RAIN,
  • 00:12:35.060 --> 00:12:38.200
  • "AND THE EARTH PRODUCED ITS FRUIT."
  • 00:12:38.210 --> 00:12:41.290
  • JAMES ATTRIBUTES THAT LACK OF RAIN
  • 00:12:42.000 --> 00:12:44.050
  • AND THEN THE ABUNDANCE OF RAIN
  • 00:12:44.060 --> 00:12:46.060
  • THROUGH THE PRAYER LIFE OF THE PROPHET ELIJAH.
  • 00:12:46.070 --> 00:12:50.190
  • MARK THIS DOWN, REMEMBER IT FOREVER.
  • 00:12:50.200 --> 00:12:53.120
  • IF WE ARE TO INFLUENCE OUR CULTURE,
  • 00:12:53.130 --> 00:12:55.050
  • WE HAVE TO BEGIN ON OUR KNEES.
  • 00:12:55.060 --> 00:12:58.120
  • SHOW ME A PERSON WHO'S EFFECTIVE IN PUBLIC,
  • 00:12:58.130 --> 00:13:01.120
  • AND I'LL SHOW YOU SOMEBODY WHO'S EFFECTIVE IN PRIVATE
  • 00:13:01.130 --> 00:13:04.090
  • IN THEIR PRAYER TIME WITH GOD.
  • 00:13:04.100 --> 00:13:06.120
  • IF WE'RE GOING TO SPEAK PERSUASIVELY TO THE CULTURE,
  • 00:13:06.130 --> 00:13:09.060
  • WE HAVE TO SPEAK FIRST PASSIONATELY WITH GOD.
  • 00:13:09.070 --> 00:13:12.220
  • A PERSON WHO IS GOING TO CHANGE HIS WORLD
  • 00:13:12.230 --> 00:13:15.270
  • CERTAINLY TRUSTS IN THE POWER OF GOD'S WORD,
  • 00:13:15.280 --> 00:13:18.210
  • BUT HE PRACTICES THE POWER OF PRAYER.
  • 00:13:18.220 --> 00:13:22.180
  • AND THIRDLY, IF WE'RE GONNA CHANGE OUR WORLD,
  • 00:13:22.190 --> 00:13:25.030
  • WE MUST DEPEND ON THE POWER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT.
  • 00:13:25.040 --> 00:13:29.200
  • IT'S INTERESTING AS YOU LOOK THROUGH ELIJAH'S LIFE,
  • 00:13:29.210 --> 00:13:32.180
  • FIRST KINGS AND SECOND KINGS,
  • 00:13:32.190 --> 00:13:34.170
  • THE HOLY SPIRIT'S NOT MENTIONED ONE TIME BY NAME,
  • 00:13:34.180 --> 00:13:38.290
  • BUT HIS FINGERPRINTS ARE ALL OVER ELIJAH'S LIFE.
  • 00:13:39.000 --> 00:13:42.260
  • WHETHER IT'S IN THE CASE OF THAT CALL HE RECEIVED,
  • 00:13:42.270 --> 00:13:45.230
  • AS WE'LL LOOK AT NEXT TIME, TO HIDE HIMSELF
  • 00:13:45.240 --> 00:13:48.110
  • BY THE BROOK CHERITH, OR HIS POWER TO RAISE THE WIDOW'S SON
  • 00:13:48.120 --> 00:13:52.170
  • FROM THE DEAD, OR HIS ABILITY TO CALL DOWN FIRE
  • 00:13:52.180 --> 00:13:55.200
  • FROM HEAVEN, OR EVEN LISTENING TO THAT STILL SMALL VOICE
  • 00:13:55.210 --> 00:13:59.170
  • IN THE WILDERNESS, THE HOLY SPIRIT EMPOWERED ELIJAH.
  • 00:13:59.180 --> 00:14:04.140
  • BUT DID YOU KNOW THAT YOU AND I HAVE A BENEFIT
  • 00:14:04.150 --> 00:14:07.010
  • THAT ELIJAH, OR ANYONE IN THE OLD TESTAMENT, DIDN'T HAVE,
  • 00:14:07.020 --> 00:14:10.280
  • AND THAT IS WE HAVE THE POWER
  • 00:14:10.290 --> 00:14:13.240
  • OF THE PERMANENT INDWELLING HOLY SPIRIT OF GOD.
  • 00:14:13.250 --> 00:14:18.080
  • ELIJAH AND ALL THE OLD TESTAMENT SAINTS
  • 00:14:18.090 --> 00:14:20.050
  • AT TIMES THE SPIRIT CAME UPON THEM
  • 00:14:20.060 --> 00:14:22.150
  • FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE,
  • 00:14:22.160 --> 00:14:23.270
  • BUT THEY DIDN'T ENJOY THE PERMANENT INDWELLING
  • 00:14:23.280 --> 00:14:26.230
  • OF THE HOLY SPIRIT.
  • 00:14:26.240 --> 00:14:28.000
  • BUT JESUS SAID IN JOHN 14:16-17,
  • 00:14:28.010 --> 00:14:31.170
  • "I WILL ASK THE FATHER, AND HE WILL GIVE YOU ANOTHER HELPER,
  • 00:14:31.180 --> 00:14:35.030
  • "THAT HE MAY BE WITH YOU FOREVER.
  • 00:14:35.040 --> 00:14:38.110
  • "AND THAT IS THE SPIRIT OF TRUTH,
  • 00:14:38.120 --> 00:14:40.210
  • "WHOM THE WORLD CANNOT RECEIVE,
  • 00:14:40.220 --> 00:14:42.230
  • "BECAUSE IT DOES NOT SEE HIM OR KNOW HIM,
  • 00:14:42.240 --> 00:14:45.160
  • "BUT YOU KNOW HIM BECAUSE HE ABIDES WITH YOU
  • 00:14:45.170 --> 00:14:48.240
  • "AND WILL BE IN YOU."
  • 00:14:48.250 --> 00:14:51.040
  • IF YOU'RE A CHILD OF GOD,
  • 00:14:51.050 --> 00:14:53.020
  • YOU HAVE THE PERMANENT INDWELLING HOLY SPIRIT OF GOD.
  • 00:14:53.030 --> 00:14:57.260
  • HE'S POWERFUL, HE'S WORKING NOT ONLY TO CHANGE YOUR LIFE
  • 00:14:57.270 --> 00:15:02.260
  • AND MAKE YOU MORE LIKE CHRIST, BUT HE IS AT WORK IN YOUR LIFE
  • 00:15:02.270 --> 00:15:07.050
  • TO INFLUENCE THE LIVES OF OTHERS.
  • 00:15:07.060 --> 00:15:10.210
  • WE SAID GOD IS THE ONE WHO WORKS THROUGH US
  • 00:15:10.220 --> 00:15:15.000
  • TO WORK IN OUR WORLD, AND THAT MEANS
  • 00:15:15.010 --> 00:15:16.290
  • TO WORK IN OTHER PEOPLE'S LIVES.
  • 00:15:17.000 --> 00:15:19.000
  • YOU SAY, WELL, WHAT IS IT THAT THE HOLY SPIRIT IS DOING
  • 00:15:19.010 --> 00:15:21.260
  • THROUGH ME IN THE LIFE OF OTHER PEOPLE?
  • 00:15:21.270 --> 00:15:23.190
  • FIRST OF ALL, THE HOLY SPIRIT IS WORKING IN YOUR LIFE
  • 00:15:23.200 --> 00:15:27.270
  • TO LEAD OTHERS TO FAITH IN JESUS CHRIST.
  • 00:15:27.280 --> 00:15:31.020
  • AGAIN, REMEMBER THE AMBASSADOR?
  • 00:15:31.030 --> 00:15:33.040
  • THE AMBASSADOR IS THE KING'S MOUTHPIECE.
  • 00:15:33.050 --> 00:15:36.000
  • AND IN THE SAME WAY, PAUL SAID,
  • 00:15:36.010 --> 00:15:37.130
  • WHEN GOD WANTS TO SAY TO THE WORLD, "BE SAVED,
  • 00:15:37.140 --> 00:15:40.050
  • "COME TO CHRIST," HE DOES THAT THROUGH YOU AND ME.
  • 00:15:40.060 --> 00:15:46.110
  • NOW, THINK ABOUT IT, GOD DOESN'T NEED US
  • 00:15:46.120 --> 00:15:47.190
  • TO WIN OTHER PEOPLE TO CHRIST, DOES HE?
  • 00:15:47.200 --> 00:15:50.120
  • HE COULD ARTICULATE HIS MESSAGE
  • 00:15:50.130 --> 00:15:51.250
  • OF SALVATION ANYWAY HE WANTED TO.
  • 00:15:51.260 --> 00:15:54.040
  • WELL, WHY NOT JUST PUT A GIANT NEON SIGN IN THE SKY
  • 00:15:54.050 --> 00:15:58.050
  • THAT FLASHES EVERY DAY AT NOON, JESUS SAVES, JESUS SAVES?
  • 00:15:58.060 --> 00:16:04.200
  • OR HE COULD GIVE A THUNDEROUS VOICE FROM HEAVEN EVERY DAY
  • 00:16:04.210 --> 00:16:07.230
  • AT THREE O'CLOCK, "I AM THE WAY, AND THE TRUTH,
  • 00:16:07.240 --> 00:16:09.250
  • "AND THE LIFE, NO MAN COMES TO THE FATHER BUT BY ME."
  • 00:16:09.260 --> 00:16:12.140
  • HE DOESN'T DO THAT, INSTEAD, HE HAS ENTRUSTED THAT MESSAGE
  • 00:16:12.150 --> 00:16:15.250
  • OF SALVATION TO YOU AND ME.
  • 00:16:15.260 --> 00:16:17.250
  • JOHN 16:8 SAYS: "AND THE HOLY SPIRIT, WHEN HE COMES,
  • 00:16:17.260 --> 00:16:22.040
  • "WILL CONVICT THE WORLD CONCERNING SIN
  • 00:16:22.050 --> 00:16:24.260
  • AND RIGHTEOUSNESS AND JUDGMENT."
  • 00:16:24.270 --> 00:16:27.120
  • THE WAY THE HOLY SPIRIT CONVICTS THE WORLD IS THROUGH YOU
  • 00:16:27.130 --> 00:16:31.100
  • BY EMPOWERING YOU TO BE GOD'S REPRESENTATIVE IN THE WORLD.
  • 00:16:31.110 --> 00:16:35.130
  • HE DOESN'T DO IT APART FROM YOU, APART FROM ME.
  • 00:16:35.140 --> 00:16:41.030
  • ONE OF THE MINISTRIES OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
  • 00:16:41.040 --> 00:16:44.190
  • IN OUR LIFE TO OTHERS IS TO LEAD THEM TO FAITH IN CHRIST,
  • 00:16:44.200 --> 00:16:46.270
  • BUT DID YOU KNOW ANOTHER WAY THE HOLY SPIRIT
  • 00:16:46.280 --> 00:16:48.240
  • IS WORKING IN OUR LIFE?
  • 00:16:48.250 --> 00:16:50.060
  • HE'S USING US TO RESTRAIN EVIL IN THE WORLD.
  • 00:16:50.070 --> 00:16:54.220
  • YOU HARDLY EVER HEAR THIS TALKED ABOUT IN THE CHURCH TODAY,
  • 00:16:54.230 --> 00:16:57.170
  • BUT DID YOU KNOW THE WAY GOD IS RESTRAINING EVIL
  • 00:16:57.180 --> 00:17:00.260
  • IN THE WORLD RIGHT NOW IS THROUGH THE HOLY SPIRIT IN US?
  • 00:17:00.270 --> 00:17:04.280
  • LISTEN TO THE WORDS OF 2 THESSALONIANS 2:6-7,
  • 00:17:04.290 --> 00:17:09.050
  • NOW I WANT YOU TO LOOK AT THIS VERY CAREFULLY.
  • 00:17:09.060 --> 00:17:11.250
  • PAUL IS TALKING ABOUT THE END TIMES
  • 00:17:11.260 --> 00:17:13.280
  • AND THE RISE OF THE ANTICHRIST, THE GREAT WORLD DICTATOR.
  • 00:17:13.290 --> 00:17:17.170
  • HE SAYS, "AND YOU KNOW WHAT RESTRAINS HIM,"
  • 00:17:17.180 --> 00:17:20.090
  • THAT'S TALKING ABOUT THE ANTICHRIST NOW,
  • 00:17:20.100 --> 00:17:22.070
  • "SO THAT IN HIS TIME HE MAY BE REVEALED."
  • 00:17:22.080 --> 00:17:25.090
  • SOMETHING IS RESTRAINING THAT ANTICHRIST FROM COMING ON
  • 00:17:25.100 --> 00:17:29.140
  • THE WORLD SCENE RIGHT NOW.
  • 00:17:29.150 --> 00:17:31.000
  • "FOR THE MYSTERY OF LAWLESSNESS IS ALREADY AT WORK.
  • 00:17:31.010 --> 00:17:35.040
  • "ONLY HE WHO NOW RESTRAINS WILL DO SO
  • 00:17:35.050 --> 00:17:38.060
  • "UNTIL HE IS TAKEN OUT OF THE WAY."
  • 00:17:38.070 --> 00:17:40.190
  • THERE IS A HE SOMEWHERE
  • 00:17:40.200 --> 00:17:42.210
  • WHO'S NOT ONLY RESTRAINING THE ANTICHRIST,
  • 00:17:42.220 --> 00:17:46.110
  • BUT HE IS RESTRAINING EVIL IN THE WORLD UNTIL HE,
  • 00:17:46.120 --> 00:17:52.160
  • THIS WHOEVER HE, HE IS, IS TAKEN OUT OF THE WORLD.
  • 00:17:52.170 --> 00:17:56.200
  • WHO IS THE HE? IT'S THE HOLY SPIRIT.
  • 00:17:56.210 --> 00:17:59.080
  • RIGHT NOW THE HOLY SPIRIT IS KEEPING ANTICHRIST
  • 00:17:59.090 --> 00:18:04.100
  • FROM COMING TO POWER.
  • 00:18:04.110 --> 00:18:05.250
  • HE'S KEEPING UTTER LAWLESSNESS AND CHAOS
  • 00:18:05.260 --> 00:18:08.180
  • FROM ENGULFING THE WORLD UNTIL HE, THE HOLY SPIRIT,
  • 00:18:08.190 --> 00:18:11.280
  • IS TAKEN OUT OF THE WORLD.
  • 00:18:11.290 --> 00:18:13.150
  • WHEN IS THE HOLY SPIRIT GONNA BE TAKEN OUT OF THE WORLD?
  • 00:18:13.160 --> 00:18:16.150
  • AT THE RAPTURE OF THE CHURCH,
  • 00:18:16.160 --> 00:18:17.230
  • WHEN ALL BELIEVERS ARE TAKEN OUT.
  • 00:18:17.240 --> 00:18:20.070
  • SO IF THAT IS RIGHT,
  • 00:18:20.080 --> 00:18:22.250
  • THEN HOW IS THE HOLY SPIRIT RESTRAINING EVIL
  • 00:18:22.260 --> 00:18:27.040
  • IN THE WORLD RIGHT NOW?
  • 00:18:27.050 --> 00:18:28.130
  • HE'S DOING IT THROUGH BELIEVERS, GET THAT?
  • 00:18:28.140 --> 00:18:32.100
  • THE RESTRAINER, THE HOLY SPIRIT'S GONNA BE TAKEN OUT
  • 00:18:32.110 --> 00:18:34.260
  • OF THE WORLD BECAUSE BELIEVERS ARE GONNA BE TAKEN OUT
  • 00:18:34.270 --> 00:18:37.060
  • OF THE WORLD.
  • 00:18:37.070 --> 00:18:38.130
  • IF THE HOLY SPIRIT IS RESTRAINING EVIL,
  • 00:18:38.140 --> 00:18:40.280
  • HE'S DOING IT RIGHT NOW THROUGH YOU AND ME.
  • 00:18:40.290 --> 00:18:43.270
  • THAT IS ONE OF OUR DUTIES HERE ON EARTH,
  • 00:18:43.280 --> 00:18:46.100
  • IS TO BE A RESTRAINER OF EVIL.
  • 00:18:46.110 --> 00:18:48.270
  • THE HOLY SPIRIT IN US, WE'RE LIKE HOOVER DAM
  • 00:18:48.280 --> 00:18:52.140
  • KEEPING A FLOOD WATER OF EVIL AND CHAOS
  • 00:18:52.150 --> 00:18:55.210
  • FROM TOTALLY ENGULFING THIS WORLD
  • 00:18:55.220 --> 00:18:57.200
  • UNTIL GOD SAYS IT'S TIME.
  • 00:18:57.210 --> 00:19:00.120
  • AND IF WE FAIL TO BE THAT HOOVER DAM
  • 00:19:00.130 --> 00:19:03.210
  • THAT GOD INTENDED US TO BE, THEN EVIL BREAKS OUT
  • 00:19:03.220 --> 00:19:06.280
  • IN THE WORLD.
  • 00:19:06.290 --> 00:19:08.070
  • THAT'S WHAT GOD SAYS WE ARE HERE TO DO.
  • 00:19:08.080 --> 00:19:10.090
  • WE ARE THAT RESTRAINER OF EVIL,
  • 00:19:10.100 --> 00:19:12.190
  • THE HOLY SPIRIT WORKING WITHIN US,
  • 00:19:12.200 --> 00:19:14.140
  • AND THAT'S WHY, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN,
  • 00:19:14.150 --> 00:19:15.270
  • WE DON'T HAVE ANY CHOICE BUT TO GET ENGAGED
  • 00:19:15.280 --> 00:19:19.010
  • WITH THE CULTURE AROUND US.
  • 00:19:19.020 --> 00:19:20.230
  • THAT'S WHAT GOD HAS CALLED US TO DO.
  • 00:19:20.240 --> 00:19:23.150
  • NOW, ADMITTEDLY, THAT CAN BE DISCOURAGING AT TIMES.
  • 00:19:23.160 --> 00:19:29.140
  • BEING THAT RESTRAINER OF EVIL,
  • 00:19:29.150 --> 00:19:31.000
  • BEING THAT SALT AND LIGHT, BEING THAT AMBASSADOR
  • 00:19:31.010 --> 00:19:34.000
  • IS NEITHER COMFORTABLE NOR CONVENIENT,
  • 00:19:34.010 --> 00:19:37.210
  • BUT THAT'S WHAT GOD CALLED US TO DO,
  • 00:19:37.220 --> 00:19:39.130
  • EVEN WHEN WE DON'T THINK WE'RE BEING SUCCESSFUL.
  • 00:19:39.140 --> 00:19:42.260
  • A LOT OF TIMES, WE MAY BE TAKING A STAND FOR GOD
  • 00:19:42.270 --> 00:19:48.220
  • THINKING WE'RE UTTERLY FAILING,
  • 00:19:48.230 --> 00:19:50.070
  • BUT NOT KNOWING THOSE WE ARE INFLUENCING AROUND US.
  • 00:19:50.080 --> 00:19:54.050
  • I THINK ABOUT THIS STORY, THE TRUE STORY
  • 00:19:54.060 --> 00:19:56.010
  • OF OUR SIXTH PRESIDENT OF THE UNITES STATES,
  • 00:19:56.020 --> 00:19:58.220
  • JOHN QUINCY ADAMS.
  • 00:19:58.230 --> 00:20:01.250
  • JOHN QUINCY ADAMS FELT LIKE GOD'S PURPOSE FOR HIM ON EARTH
  • 00:20:01.260 --> 00:20:06.180
  • WAS TO REMOVE THE SCOURGE OF SLAVERY
  • 00:20:06.190 --> 00:20:10.070
  • FROM THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.
  • 00:20:10.080 --> 00:20:13.080
  • AFTER HE FINISHED HIS TERM AS PRESIDENT,
  • 00:20:13.090 --> 00:20:15.060
  • HE ACTUALLY WENT BACK INTO THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
  • 00:20:15.070 --> 00:20:18.160
  • AND THERE IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,
  • 00:20:18.170 --> 00:20:20.290
  • HE FOUGHT FOR NINE YEARS TO REMOVE THE GAG RULE
  • 00:20:21.000 --> 00:20:25.160
  • THAT KEPT SLAVERY FROM EVEN BEING DISCUSSED
  • 00:20:25.170 --> 00:20:28.100
  • ON THE HOUSE FLOOR.
  • 00:20:28.110 --> 00:20:29.230
  • AND ONCE HE SUCCESSFULLY REMOVED THAT GAG RULE,
  • 00:20:29.240 --> 00:20:33.130
  • HE SPOKE PASSIONATELY, REGULARLY,
  • 00:20:33.140 --> 00:20:36.080
  • ABOUT WHAT AN ABOMINATION IT WAS TO ENSLAVE OTHER HUMAN BEINGS.
  • 00:20:36.090 --> 00:20:41.070
  • BUT REGARDLESS OF WHAT HE SAID, HE WAS VOTED DOWN EVERY TIME.
  • 00:20:41.080 --> 00:20:46.260
  • JOHN QUINCY ADAMS WENT TO HIS DEATHBED
  • 00:20:46.270 --> 00:20:49.220
  • FEELING LIKE HE WAS A FAILURE IN ACHIEVING GOD'S PURPOSE
  • 00:20:49.230 --> 00:20:53.110
  • IN HIS LIFE. BUT WHAT ADAMS DIDN'T KNOW WAS EVERY TIME
  • 00:20:53.120 --> 00:20:59.030
  • HE STOOD UP TO SPEAK, IN THE BACK OF THE CHAMBER,
  • 00:20:59.040 --> 00:21:03.110
  • THERE WAS A LITTLE-KNOWN CONGRESSMAN
  • 00:21:03.120 --> 00:21:05.250
  • FROM ILLINOIS NAMED ABRAHAM LINCOLN
  • 00:21:05.260 --> 00:21:09.200
  • -(CONGREGANTS CLAPPING) -WHO LISTENED PASSIONATELY
  • 00:21:09.210 --> 00:21:12.070
  • TO WHAT ADAMS SAID.
  • 00:21:12.080 --> 00:21:14.200
  • AND ABRAHAM LINCOLN WAS SO MOVED
  • 00:21:14.210 --> 00:21:17.020
  • BY THE PASSION OF JOHN ADAMS THAT THROUGH GOD'S GUIDING HAND
  • 00:21:17.030 --> 00:21:23.140
  • HE NOT ONLY ISSUED THE EMANCIPATION PROCLAMATION,
  • 00:21:23.150 --> 00:21:25.200
  • BUT HE SUCCEEDED IN RATIFYING THE 13TH AMENDMENT
  • 00:21:25.210 --> 00:21:29.100
  • OF THE CONSTITUTION, WHICH FOREVER FORBIDS SLAVERY.
  • 00:21:29.110 --> 00:21:33.230
  • THAT'S THE POWER OF ONE PERSON.
  • 00:21:33.240 --> 00:21:36.290
  • JOHN ADAMS REMINDS US THAT ONE PERSON
  • 00:21:37.000 --> 00:21:41.050
  • WITH COURAGE EQUALS A MAJORITY.
  • 00:21:41.060 --> 00:21:45.090
  • ELIJAH REMINDS US THAT ONE BELIEVER EMPOWERED
  • 00:21:45.100 --> 00:21:49.250
  • BY THE WORD OF GOD, PRAYER, AND THE HOLY SPIRIT OF GOD
  • 00:21:49.260 --> 00:21:55.210
  • EQUALS A TRUE WORLD CHANGER.
  • 00:21:55.220 --> 00:21:59.010
  • MUSIC
  • 00:21:59.020 --> 00:22:05.000
  • CHANGING THE WORLD HAPPENS ONE PERSON AT A TIME.
  • 00:22:05.010 --> 00:22:09.140
  • YOU CAN BEGIN THE ADVENTURE TODAY
  • 00:22:09.150 --> 00:22:11.100
  • BY APPLYING THESE BIBLICAL PRINCIPLES IN YOUR LIFE.
  • 00:22:11.110 --> 00:22:15.130
  • AND SPEAKING OF CHANGING THE WORLD ONE PERSON AT A TIME,
  • 00:22:15.140 --> 00:22:18.210
  • THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT YOU'RE DOING
  • 00:22:18.220 --> 00:22:20.220
  • WHEN YOU SUPPORT THE MINISTRY OF PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
  • 00:22:20.230 --> 00:22:24.080
  • FOR EXAMPLE, I RECENTLY HEARD FROM ERIC IN ARIZONA.
  • 00:22:24.090 --> 00:22:27.270
  • ERIC WROTE: PASTOR JEFFRESS,
  • 00:22:27.280 --> 00:22:30.010
  • YOU ONCE TOLD A STORY ABOUT A PRAIRIE FIRE,
  • 00:22:30.020 --> 00:22:32.260
  • AND YOU SAID, "THE FIRE CANNOT COME
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  • CANNOT COME TO A PLACE WHERE IT'S ALREADY BEEN.
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  • WELL SAID, ERIC.
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