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Choosing the Extraordinary Life: Learn How to Handle Bad Days

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November 15, 2019
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Robert Jeffress: Pathway to Victory

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Choosing the Extraordinary Life: Learn How to Handle Bad Days

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  • [ANNOUNCER] FROM THE PULPIT
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  • OF THE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF DALLAS, TEXAS,
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  • 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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  • IT DOESN'T MATTER WHO YOU ARE
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  • OR WHAT YOU'VE ACCOMPLISHED,
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  • EVERYONE HAS BAD DAYS, DON'T THEY?
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  • AND THE MANNER IN WHICH WE RESPOND TO THOSE PAINFUL MOMENTS
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  • REVEALS A LOT ABOUT OUR PERSONAL CHARACTER.
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  • TODAY AS WE CONTINUE OUR SERIES CALLED
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  • "CHOOSING THE EXTRAORDINARY LIFE,"
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  • WE'LL OBSERVE ELIJAH'S REACTION
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  • TO ONE OF THOSE REALLY BAD DAYS.
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  • ELIJAH'S EXPERIENCE WILL TEACH US VALUABLE LESSONS
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  • ABOUT RESPONDING TO HARDSHIP IN OUR OWN LIVES.
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  • MY MESSAGE IS TITLED
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  • "SECRET #6: LEARN HOW TO HANDLE BAD DAYS"
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  • ON TODAY'S EDITION OF "PATHWAY TO VICTORY."
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  • MUSIC
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  • I AM A RIGHTEOUS ONE
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  • AND I AM THE LAMB
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  • I AM A RAM IN THE BUSH FOR ABRAHAM
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  • I AM THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE FOR SIN
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  • I AM YOUR REDEEMER
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  • BEGINNING AND THE END
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  • I AM
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  • OH YEAH
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  • I AM
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  • YES I AM
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  • I AM
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  • OH
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  • I AM
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  • OH YOU SING I AM
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  • I AM JEHOVAH
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  • AND I AM THE KING
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  • I AM MESSIAH
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  • DAVID'S OFFSPRING
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  • I AM THE HIGH PRIEST
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  • AND I AM THE CHRIST
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  • I AM THE RESURRECTION
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  • AND I AM THE LIFE
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  • I AM
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  • YES HE IS
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  • I AM
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  • YES
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  • I AM THE BREAD
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  • AND I AM THE WINE
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  • I AM YOUR FUTURE
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  • SO LEAVE YOUR PAST BEHIND
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  • I AM THE ONE
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  • IN THE MIDST OF TWO OR THREE
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  • I AM YOUR TABERNACLE
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  • I AM YOUR JUBILEE
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  • I AM
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  • OH JESUS SAID
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  • I AM
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  • OH
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  • I AM THE BREAD
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  • I AM THE WINE
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  • I AM YOUR FUTURE
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  • SO LEAVE YOUR PAST BEHIND
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  • I AM THE ONE IN THE MIDST OF TWO OR THREE
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  • I AM YOUR TABERNACLE
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  • I AM THE JUBILEE
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  • I AM
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  • JESUS IS
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  • I AM
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  • OH
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  • I AM HOPE
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  • I AM PEACE
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  • I AM JOY
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  • I AM REST
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  • I AM YOUR COMFORT
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  • AND RELIEF FROM YOUR STRESS
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  • I AM STRENGTH
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  • I AM FAITH
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  • I AM LOVE
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  • I AM HOPE
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  • I AM YOUR FREEDOM
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  • THIS VERY HOUR
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  • I AM HOPE
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  • I AM PEACE
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  • I AM JOY
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  • I AM REST
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  • I AM YOUR COMFORT
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  • AND RELIEF FROM DISTRESS
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  • I AM STRENGTH
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  • I AM FAITH
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  • I AM LOVE
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  • I AM POWER
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  • I AM YOUR FREEDOM
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  • THIS VERY HOUR
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  • I AM
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  • YES HE IS
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  • YES HE IS
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  • I AM
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  • HE'S THE CREATOR
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  • I AM
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  • I AM
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  • (APPLAUSE)
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  • MUSIC
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  • [ANNOUNCER] MANY OF US ARE FAMILIAR WITH THE NAME ELIJAH
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  • BUT FEW OF US KNOW THE BOLD STANCE HE TOOK FOR GOD
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  • NOR THE DETAILS OF HIS EXTRAORDINARY LIFE.
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  • NOW YOU CAN TRACE ELIJAH'S FOOTSTEPS
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  • WITH THE ELIJAH MAP,
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  • A CHRONOLOGICAL OVERVIEW OF THE KEY EVENTS
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  • IN ELIJAH'S LIFE.
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  • THIS COMPLIMENTARY RESOURCE WILL HELP YOU BETTER UNDERSTAND
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  • HOW GOD USES ORDINARY PEOPLE JUST LIKE YOU AND ME
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  • 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
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  • AT "PATHWAY TO VICTORY."
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  • MUSIC
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  • AS YOU SEARCH THROUGH THE SCRIPTURES,
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  • ONE OF THE THINGS YOU DISCOVER
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  • IS THAT SOME OF GOD'S CHOICEST SERVANTS
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  • HAVE HAD TO ENDURE BOUTS WITH DEPRESSION AND DISCOURAGEMENT.
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  • I MEAN, THINK ABOUT MOSES AND JONAH,
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  • GREAT MEN OF GOD BUT THERE CAME A POINT IN THEIR LIFE
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  • THAT THEY SAID, "LORD, PLEASE TAKE MY LIFE."
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  • THEY WERE THAT DISCOURAGED.
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  • EVEN THE GREAT APOSTLE PAUL,
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  • THE PANTHEON OF COURAGE,
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  • REMEMBER AT A POINT IN HIS LIFE,
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  • 2 CORINTHIANS 1:8 HE SAID HE DESPAIRED
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  • EVEN OF HIS OWN LIFE.
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  • WHEN WE LOOK AT THE CHARACTER WE'RE STUDYING, ELIJAH
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  • FROM THE OLD TESTAMENT, JAMES MAKES THE COMMENT
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  • IN THE NEW TESTAMENT
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  • THAT ELIJAH WAS A MAN WITH A LIKE NATURE AS OURS.
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  • HE WAS JUST LIKE WE ARE.
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  • HE HAD FEET OF CLAY.
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  • HE HAD DIFFICULTIES IN HIS LIFE.
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  • AND I HAVE A SNEAKING SUSPICION THAT WHAT JAMES HAD IN MIND
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  • WHEN HE WROTE THOSE WORDS
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  • WAS THE PART, A PART OF ELIJAH'S LIFE
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  • THAT WE'RE GOING TO LOOK AT TODAY
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  • THAT WE FIND RECORDED IN 1 KINGS 19.
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  • IT WAS ELIJAH'S SEASON OF DEPRESSION.
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  • IT WAS ELIJAH'S, WHAT I CALL, BAD DAY.
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  • AND ONE OF THE KEYS FOR HAVING A SUCCESSFUL
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  • AND SIGNIFICANT LIFE IS TO LEARN HOW TO HANDLE
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  • THESE BAD DAYS NOT IF THEY COME INTO YOUR LIFE
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  • BUT WHEN THEY COME INTO YOUR LIFE.
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  • ONE OF THE MANY EVIDENCES FOR THE FACT
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  • THAT THE BIBLE, IT TRULY IS GOD'S WORD
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  • IS THE WAY IT DEALS WITH ITS HEROES.
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  • IF YOU'VE EVER STUDIED GREEK MYTHOLOGY
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  • YOU KNOW IN GREEK MYTHOLOGY THE HEROES OF MYTHOLOGY
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  • ARE PRESENTED AS FLAWLESS.
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  • NO WEAKNESSES WHATSOEVER.
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  • THAT'S HOW WE KNOW IT'S FICTITIOUS.
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  • BUT IN THE BIBLE, YOU SEE THE HEROES OF THE FAITH
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  • PRESENTED AS THEY REALLY ARE, WARTS AND ALL.
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  • AND THAT'S TRUE OF ELIJAH.
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  • HE WAS A PERSON WITH THE SAME KIND OF NATURE AS WE HAVE
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  • AND SUBJECT TO THE SAME DISCOURAGEMENT AND DEPRESSION.
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  • BY FOCUSING ON ELIJAH'S DEALING WITH DISCOURAGEMENT
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  • AND DEPRESSION, WE'RE GONNA LEARN SOME IMPORTANT LESSONS
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  • ABOUT HOW TO HANDLE BAD DAYS, BAD SEASONS OF LIFE.
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  • SPECIFICALLY WE'RE GONNA DO THREE THINGS THIS TIME
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  • AND NEXT TIME.
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  • FIRST OF ALL, WE'RE GOING TO TALK ABOUT THE CONSEQUENCES
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  • OF BAD DAYS, WHAT THEY DO TO US.
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  • SECONDLY, WE'RE GONNA LOOK AT THE CAUSES OF BAD DAYS,
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  • WHAT LEADS TO THESE TIMES OF DISCOURAGEMENT IN OUR LIFE
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  • AND FINALLY WE'RE GOING TO DISCOVER THE CURE
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  • FOR BAD DAYS.
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  • FIRST OF ALL, LET'S TALK ABOUT WHAT BAD DAYS LOOK LIKE.
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  • WHEN I TALK ABOUT THIS CONCEPT OF A BAD DAY,
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  • I'M NOT TALKING ABOUT WHEN YOU MISPLACE CAR KEYS
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  • AND CAN'T FIND 'EM.
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  • OR YOU HAVE A FLAT TIRE ON CENTRAL EXPRESSWAY.
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  • I MEAN, THOSE ARE INCONVENIENT,
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  • THOSE ARE ANNOYING EXPERIENCES
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  • BUT THEIR EFFECTS QUICKLY DISSIPATE.
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  • WHEN I'M TALKING ABOUT A BAD DAY OR A BAD SEASON,
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  • I'M TALKING ABOUT
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  • A TIME IN YOUR LIFE THAT BEGINS WITH SOME BAD,
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  • UNWELCOME NEWS THAT'S FOLLOWED BY PAINFUL CONSEQUENCES
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  • THAT CAN CAUSE DISCOURAGEMENT AND EVEN DEEP DEPRESSION
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  • IN YOUR LIFE.
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  • NOW SOMETIMES THOSE BAD SEASONS OF LIFE
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  • ARE THE RESULT OF OUR BAD MISTAKES,
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  • OUR WRONG CHOICES IN LIFE.
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  • OTHER TIMES, THE BAD SEASONS WE GO THROUGH
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  • HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH US.
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  • IT'S THE RESULT OF LIVING IN A SIN-INFECTED WORLD.
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  • SOME OF YOU HAVE LOST YOUR MATES.
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  • THAT'S NOT YOUR FAULT.
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  • THAT'S A PART OF LIVING IN A SIN-INFECTED WORLD.
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  • MAYBE YOU'VE LOST YOUR JOB.
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  • MAYBE YOUR HEALTH HAS BROKEN DOWN.
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  • MAYBE A FRIEND OR A MATE HAS ABANDONED YOU.
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  • IT'S NOT YOUR FAULT ALL OF THE TIME
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  • BUT THE CONSEQUENCES ARE STILL PAINFUL, AREN'T THEY?
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  • REGARDLESS OF WHETHER THE BAD SEASONS WE EXPERIENCE
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  • ARE THE RESULT OF OUR OWN CHOICES
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  • OR LIVING IN A SIN-INFECTED WORLD,
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  • THE KEY IS HOW TO HANDLE THOSE BAD DAYS
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  • AND THOSE BAD SEASONS.
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  • AND WE'RE GONNA TALK ABOUT THOSE IN A MOMENT.
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  • BUT FIRST OF ALL, LET'S TALK ABOUT
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  • SOME OF THE CONSEQUENCES OF BAD DAYS IN OUR LIFE.
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  • WHAT CAN THEY LEAD TO?
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  • FIRST OF ALL, BAD DAYS CAN LEAD TO DISCOURAGEMENT.
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  • DISCOURAGEMENT.
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  • IF WE'RE NOT CAREFUL, DISCOURAGEMENT
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  • DISSOLVES QUICKLY INTO DEPRESSION.
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  • REMEMBER THE PEOPLE OF ISRAEL SHOUTED OUT
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  • AFTER THE GREAT CONTEST,
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  • "THE LORD, HE IS GOD!"
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  • "THE LORD, HE IS GOD!"
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  • BUT QUICKLY THEY TURNED BACK TO BAAL, THE MAJORITY OF THEM
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  • AND ELIJAH BECAME DISCOURAGED.
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  • LOOK AT VERSE 4 IN 1 KINGS 19.
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  • BUT HE HIMSELF, ELIJAH,
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  • AFTER RUNNING FROM JEZREEL TO BEERSHEBA,
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  • HE WENT A DAY'S JOURNEY INTO THE WILDERNESS
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  • AND CAME AND SAT DOWN UNDER A JUNIPER TREE
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  • AND HE REQUESTED FOR HIMSELF
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  • THAT HE MIGHT DIE.
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  • HE SAID, IT IS ENOUGH.
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  • NOW, O LORD, TAKE MY LIFE,
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  • FOR I AM NOT BETTER THAN MY FATHERS.
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  • SOMETIMES A BAD DAY WILL RESULT IN DISCOURAGEMENT.
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  • OTHER TIMES, PEOPLE RESPOND TO BAD DAYS WITH RESTLESSNESS.
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  • THAT IS, WHEN THINGS ARE NOT GOING
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  • AS THEY FEEL LIKE THEY SHOULD,
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  • THEY'RE GOING THROUGH THIS TIME OF DISCOURAGEMENT,
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  • THEY LOSE THEMSELVES IN MEANINGLESS ACTIVITY.
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  • GOD SAYS THE ANSWER TO BAD DAYS IS NOT ACTIVITY.
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  • SOMETIMES IT'S STILLNESS.
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  • REMEMBER IN PSALM 46:10, THE PSALMIST SAID,
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  • "BE STILL AND KNOW THAT GOD IS GOD."
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  • C, THIRDLY, SOMETIMES BAD DAYS
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  • LEAD TO FOOLISHNESS.
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  • THERE'S A CORRELATION BETWEEN RESTLESSNESS AND FOOLISHNESS.
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  • SOMETIMES AFTER WE GO THROUGH A BAD SEASON OF LIFE
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  • OR WE'RE IN THE MIDST OF A BAD SEASON IN LIFE,
  • 00:10:45.020 --> 00:10:47.100
  • WE'RE TEMPTED TO MAKE DISASTROUS DECISIONS.
  • 00:10:47.110 --> 00:10:50.180
  • WHEN THINGS DON'T GO OUR WAY, WE ABANDON OUR JOBS.
  • 00:10:50.190 --> 00:10:53.250
  • WE ABANDON FRIENDSHIPS.
  • 00:10:53.260 --> 00:10:56.230
  • WE ABANDON A MARRIAGE.
  • 00:10:56.240 --> 00:10:59.100
  • THAT IS NOT THE CURE FOR A BAD DAY AT ALL.
  • 00:10:59.110 --> 00:11:02.120
  • ELIJAH HAD A FOOLISH RESPONSE.
  • 00:11:02.130 --> 00:11:05.200
  • HE RAN AWAY FROM WHERE HE SHOULD HAVE BEEN.
  • 00:11:05.210 --> 00:11:07.290
  • GOD HADN'T TOLD HIM TO RUN.
  • 00:11:08.000 --> 00:11:10.010
  • ELIJAH REALLY DIDN'T WANT TO DIE.
  • 00:11:10.020 --> 00:11:11.250
  • BUT HE HAD GONE INTO A PERIOD
  • 00:11:11.260 --> 00:11:13.140
  • OF DISCOURAGEMENT AND DEPRESSION
  • 00:11:13.150 --> 00:11:15.080
  • AND HE WAS ABOUT TO MAKE A FOOLISH DECISION
  • 00:11:15.090 --> 00:11:18.050
  • HANGING UP HIS PROPHET'S MANTLE.
  • 00:11:18.060 --> 00:11:20.180
  • YOU SEE, IF ELIJAH HAD BEEN ATTENTIVE,
  • 00:11:20.190 --> 00:11:23.140
  • HE WOULD HAVE KNOWN THERE ARE SOME WARNING SIGNS
  • 00:11:23.150 --> 00:11:26.200
  • THAT LEAD TO BAD SEASONS OF LIFE
  • 00:11:26.210 --> 00:11:29.240
  • THAT SIGNAL A TIME OF DISCOURAGEMENT
  • 00:11:29.250 --> 00:11:31.240
  • THAT WE NEED TO BE AWARE OF
  • 00:11:31.250 --> 00:11:33.140
  • SO THAT WE DON'T STUMBLE IN THE SAME WAY ELIJAH DID.
  • 00:11:33.150 --> 00:11:36.250
  • WHAT ARE THOSE WARNING SIGNS
  • 00:11:36.260 --> 00:11:38.190
  • THAT BAD DAYS MAY BE COMING INTO OUR LIFE?
  • 00:11:38.200 --> 00:11:41.210
  • LET ME MENTION FOUR OF THEM VERY BRIEFLY.
  • 00:11:41.220 --> 00:11:44.130
  • FIRST OF ALL, BEING PHYSICALLY AND EMOTIONALLY EXHAUSTED.
  • 00:11:44.140 --> 00:11:50.240
  • THAT'S ALWAYS A SIGN THAT A BAD SEASON OF LIFE
  • 00:11:50.250 --> 00:11:53.280
  • OR A BAD DAY MAY BE AROUND THE CORNER.
  • 00:11:53.290 --> 00:11:58.000
  • THAT WAS TRUE FOR ELIJAH.
  • 00:11:58.010 --> 00:11:59.080
  • I MEAN, THINK ABOUT IT.
  • 00:11:59.090 --> 00:12:00.160
  • HE HAD BEEN IN PERPETUAL MOTION AND ACTIVITY
  • 00:12:00.170 --> 00:12:03.120
  • FROM THE TIME HE HAD LEFT THE WIDOW AT ZAREPHATH
  • 00:12:03.130 --> 00:12:06.110
  • UNTIL HE WENT TO KING AHAB
  • 00:12:06.120 --> 00:12:09.080
  • AND CONFRONTED HIM AGAIN.
  • 00:12:09.090 --> 00:12:11.090
  • AND THEN HE HAD THAT GREAT CONTEST
  • 00:12:11.100 --> 00:12:13.030
  • ON THE TOP OF MOUNT CARMEL WITH THE GODS.
  • 00:12:13.040 --> 00:12:15.120
  • AND THEN HE PRAYED FOR THE RAIN TO COME.
  • 00:12:15.130 --> 00:12:17.030
  • HE HAD BEEN IN MOTION.
  • 00:12:17.040 --> 00:12:18.200
  • HE HAD NO ALLOWANCE FOR REST AND RELAXATION.
  • 00:12:18.210 --> 00:12:22.100
  • NO WONDER HE BECAME DEPRESSED AND DISCOURAGED.
  • 00:12:22.110 --> 00:12:26.270
  • GOD MADE US AS SPIRITUAL BEINGS
  • 00:12:26.280 --> 00:12:28.260
  • BUT WE'RE MORE THAN SPIRITUAL BEINGS.
  • 00:12:28.270 --> 00:12:30.040
  • WE'RE PHYSICAL BEINGS AS WELL.
  • 00:12:30.050 --> 00:12:33.100
  • I REMEMBER ONE OF MY MENTORS, WHAT HE SAID ONE TIME.
  • 00:12:33.110 --> 00:12:36.200
  • HE SAID, SOMETIMES THE MOST SPIRITUAL THING YOU CAN DO
  • 00:12:36.210 --> 00:12:40.280
  • IS TAKE A NAP.
  • 00:12:40.290 --> 00:12:43.240
  • DO YOU KNOW THAT'S TRUE?
  • 00:12:43.250 --> 00:12:45.180
  • SOMETIMES THE MOST SPIRITUAL THING YOU CAN DO
  • 00:12:45.190 --> 00:12:47.130
  • IS NOT READ YOUR BIBLE OR PRAY, IT'S JUST TAKE YOUR NAP
  • 00:12:47.140 --> 00:12:49.200
  • BECAUSE WE ALL GET TIRED.
  • 00:12:49.210 --> 00:12:52.240
  • AND WHEN WE GET EXHAUSTED PHYSICALLY AND EMOTIONALLY,
  • 00:12:52.250 --> 00:12:56.250
  • IT LEADS TO A BAD SEASON OF LIFE.
  • 00:12:56.260 --> 00:13:01.180
  • WE ARE PHYSICAL BEINGS
  • 00:13:01.190 --> 00:13:03.170
  • BUT WE'RE SPIRITUAL BEINGS AS WELL.
  • 00:13:03.180 --> 00:13:05.200
  • AND MANY TIMES SATAN WILL LOOK FOR THOSE TIMES
  • 00:13:05.210 --> 00:13:08.240
  • WHEN YOU ARE PHYSICALLY EXHAUSTED
  • 00:13:08.250 --> 00:13:11.110
  • JUST LIKE JESUS WAS WHEN HE FACED THE TEMPTATIONS OF SATAN
  • 00:13:11.120 --> 00:13:15.030
  • IN THE WILDERNESS.
  • 00:13:15.040 --> 00:13:16.060
  • JESUS WAS PHYSICALLY EXHAUSTED,
  • 00:13:16.070 --> 00:13:18.060
  • HE WAS ON A FAST.
  • 00:13:18.070 --> 00:13:19.120
  • HE WAS PRONE TO SATAN'S ENTRY INTO HIS LIFE.
  • 00:13:19.130 --> 00:13:23.030
  • AND SATAN WILL DO THE SAME THING TO YOU AS WELL.
  • 00:13:23.040 --> 00:13:25.270
  • DON'T GIVE HIM AN ENTRY POINT INTO YOUR LIFE.
  • 00:13:25.280 --> 00:13:28.060
  • DON'T LET YOUR GUARD DOWN.
  • 00:13:28.070 --> 00:13:30.040
  • JOHN 10:10, JESUS SAID,
  • 00:13:30.050 --> 00:13:31.230
  • THE THIEF, TALKING ABOUT SATAN,
  • 00:13:31.240 --> 00:13:33.200
  • COMES ONLY TO STEAL, AND KILL AND DESTROY.
  • 00:13:33.210 --> 00:13:36.120
  • I CAME THAT THEY MIGHT HAVE LIFE
  • 00:13:36.130 --> 00:13:38.180
  • AND HAVE IT MORE ABUNDANTLY.
  • 00:13:38.190 --> 00:13:41.210
  • A SECOND CAUSE OF A BAD SEASON IN LIFE
  • 00:13:41.220 --> 00:13:45.280
  • IS FOCUSING ON CHALLENGING CIRCUMSTANCES
  • 00:13:45.290 --> 00:13:49.170
  • RATHER THAN A POWERFUL GOD.
  • 00:13:49.180 --> 00:13:53.000
  • FOCUSING ON CHALLENGING CIRCUMSTANCES
  • 00:13:53.010 --> 00:13:55.100
  • RATHER THAN A POWERFUL GOD.
  • 00:13:55.110 --> 00:13:57.070
  • IN 1 KINGS 19,
  • 00:13:57.080 --> 00:13:59.100
  • WE HAVE THE AFTERMATH OF THE CONTEST ON MOUNT CARMEL
  • 00:13:59.110 --> 00:14:02.170
  • AND WE HAVE IT FROM AHAB'S VIEWPOINT.
  • 00:14:02.180 --> 00:14:05.010
  • YOU REALIZE YOU'RE IN THAT BATTLE FOR THE GODS
  • 00:14:05.020 --> 00:14:07.230
  • ON MOUNT CARMEL.
  • 00:14:07.240 --> 00:14:08.290
  • JEZEBEL WASN'T THERE, WE DON'T KNOW WHY.
  • 00:14:09.000 --> 00:14:12.040
  • SHE STAYED BACK AT JEZREEL AT THE PALACE.
  • 00:14:12.050 --> 00:14:15.110
  • PERHAPS SHE WAS SO CONVINCED OF THE OUTCOME,
  • 00:14:15.120 --> 00:14:17.170
  • SHE SAID, I DON'T EVEN NEED TO WASTE MY TIME.
  • 00:14:17.180 --> 00:14:19.220
  • WE KNOW BAAL'S GONNA COME THROUGH FOR US.
  • 00:14:19.230 --> 00:14:22.030
  • WELL, NOW AHAB HAD TO GO BACK TO THE PALACE
  • 00:14:22.040 --> 00:14:25.070
  • TO TELL JEZEBEL WHAT HAD HAPPENED.
  • 00:14:25.080 --> 00:14:27.100
  • HAVE YOU EVER IMAGINED WHAT THAT CONVERSATION
  • 00:14:27.110 --> 00:14:29.100
  • MUST HAVE BEEN LIKE?
  • 00:14:29.110 --> 00:14:31.090
  • I IMAGINE AS AHAB CAME THROUGH THE FRONT DOOR,
  • 00:14:31.100 --> 00:14:33.180
  • SHE CRIED OUT,
  • 00:14:33.190 --> 00:14:34.250
  • AHAB, AHAB, HONEY, GOOD TO HAVE YOU BACK HOME.
  • 00:14:34.260 --> 00:14:37.290
  • HOW DID IT GO TODAY?
  • 00:14:38.000 --> 00:14:40.050
  • UM, JEZZIE, YOU BETTER SIT DOWN FOR A MINUTE.
  • 00:14:40.060 --> 00:14:43.160
  • I HAVE SOMETHING TO TELL YOU.
  • 00:14:43.170 --> 00:14:45.020
  • (CONGREGATION LAUGHING)
  • 00:14:45.030 --> 00:14:46.100
  • NOW WE FIND IT IN VERSE 1 OF CHAPTER 19
  • 00:14:46.110 --> 00:14:49.120
  • LEST YOU THINK I'M MAKING THAT UP.
  • 00:14:49.130 --> 00:14:51.090
  • NOW AHAB TOLD JEZEBEL ALL THAT ELIJAH HAD DONE
  • 00:14:51.100 --> 00:14:57.120
  • AND HOW HE HAD KILLED ALL THE PROPHETS
  • 00:14:57.130 --> 00:14:58.250
  • WITH THE SWORD.
  • 00:14:58.260 --> 00:15:01.140
  • AND SOON HER FACE TURNED RED, VERSE 2.
  • 00:15:01.150 --> 00:15:04.080
  • SHE SENT A MESSENGER TO ELIJAH, SAYING,
  • 00:15:04.090 --> 00:15:06.290
  • SO MAY THE GODS DO TO ME AND EVEN MORE,
  • 00:15:07.000 --> 00:15:10.220
  • IF I DO NOT MAKE YOUR LIFE
  • 00:15:10.230 --> 00:15:12.260
  • AS THE ONE OF THEM,
  • 00:15:12.270 --> 00:15:15.020
  • LIKE ONE OF THEM BY TOMORROW ABOUT THIS TIME.
  • 00:15:15.030 --> 00:15:18.130
  • SHE WAS SAYING, ELIJAH, IN 24 HOURS,
  • 00:15:18.140 --> 00:15:21.120
  • YOU'RE A DEAD MAN.
  • 00:15:21.130 --> 00:15:23.130
  • I'M COMING AFTER YOU.
  • 00:15:23.140 --> 00:15:25.020
  • NOW LOOK AT VERSE 3.
  • 00:15:25.030 --> 00:15:26.070
  • WHAT HAPPENED WHEN ELIJAH GOT THAT MESSAGE?
  • 00:15:26.080 --> 00:15:28.110
  • AND HE WAS AFRAID AND AROSE
  • 00:15:28.120 --> 00:15:32.030
  • AND RAN FOR HIS LIFE AND CAME TO BEERSHEBA,
  • 00:15:32.040 --> 00:15:34.280
  • WHICH BELONGS TO JUDAH,
  • 00:15:34.290 --> 00:15:36.120
  • AND HE LEFT HIS SERVANT THERE.
  • 00:15:36.130 --> 00:15:39.080
  • WHAT HAD CHANGED?
  • 00:15:39.090 --> 00:15:41.110
  • I MEAN, JUST A FEW HOURS EARLIER,
  • 00:15:41.120 --> 00:15:43.280
  • HE HAD SEEN A MARVELOUS DISPLAY OF
  • 00:15:43.290 --> 00:15:46.170
  • GOD'S POWER IN CONSUMING THAT ANIMAL SACRIFICE.
  • 00:15:46.180 --> 00:15:51.110
  • AND NOW HE WAS FEARFUL BECAUSE OF ONE IRATE WOMAN.
  • 00:15:51.120 --> 00:15:54.220
  • WHAT HAD CHANGED?
  • 00:15:54.230 --> 00:15:56.210
  • I'LL TELL YOU WHAT CHANGED.
  • 00:15:56.220 --> 00:15:58.070
  • HIS FOCUS.
  • 00:15:58.080 --> 00:16:00.180
  • HE HAD DEVELOPED A CASE OF SPIRITUAL NEARSIGHTEDNESS.
  • 00:16:00.190 --> 00:16:06.150
  • THE KEY TO NAVIGATING THROUGH BAD DAYS
  • 00:16:06.160 --> 00:16:08.270
  • IS TO BECOME A BIFOCAL CHRISTIAN.
  • 00:16:08.280 --> 00:16:12.180
  • NOT TO NEGATE OR DENY YOUR CIRCUMSTANCES
  • 00:16:12.190 --> 00:16:16.020
  • BUT AT THE SAME TIME YOU'RE DEALING WITH YOUR CIRCUMSTANCES,
  • 00:16:16.030 --> 00:16:19.040
  • HAVE YOUR FOCUS ON YOUR GOD AS WELL.
  • 00:16:19.050 --> 00:16:22.000
  • REMEMBER THE PROMISE OF ISAIAH 26:3?
  • 00:16:22.010 --> 00:16:26.050
  • THOU WILL KEEP HIM IN PERFECT PEACE
  • 00:16:26.060 --> 00:16:30.020
  • WHOSE MIND IS STAYED ON THEE
  • 00:16:30.030 --> 00:16:34.200
  • BECAUSE HE TRUSTS IN THEE.
  • 00:16:34.210 --> 00:16:38.270
  • THAT'S WHAT ELIJAH NEEDED TO REMEMBER.
  • 00:16:38.280 --> 00:16:42.250
  • THIRDLY, A CAUSE OF BAD DAYS,
  • 00:16:42.260 --> 00:16:45.200
  • HOLDING ONTO UNREALISTIC EXPECTATIONS.
  • 00:16:45.210 --> 00:16:49.190
  • UNREALISTIC EXPECTATIONS CAN ALWAYS LEAD TO A BAD DAY.
  • 00:16:49.200 --> 00:16:56.030
  • SUCCESS IN LIFE IS THRILLING BUT IT CAN ALSO BE ADDICTIVE
  • 00:16:56.040 --> 00:16:59.020
  • AND LEAD TO UNREALISTIC EXPECTATIONS.
  • 00:16:59.030 --> 00:17:02.010
  • SUCCESS DOESN'T ALWAYS CONTINUE.
  • 00:17:02.020 --> 00:17:04.240
  • SUCCESS IS ALMOST INVARIABLY FOLLOWED BY FAILURE.
  • 00:17:04.250 --> 00:17:08.290
  • THAT WAS PROOF FOR ELIJAH.
  • 00:17:09.000 --> 00:17:10.220
  • ELIJAH EXPERIENCED SUCCESS, 1 KINGS 18:39.
  • 00:17:10.230 --> 00:17:13.220
  • WHEN THE PEOPLE CRIED OUT,
  • 00:17:13.230 --> 00:17:15.150
  • "THE LORD, HE IS GOD,"
  • 00:17:15.160 --> 00:17:17.020
  • "THE LORD, HE IS GOD,"
  • 00:17:17.030 --> 00:17:19.060
  • ELIJAH BELIEVED THAT THE REVIVAL IN ISRAEL
  • 00:17:19.070 --> 00:17:24.040
  • WAS GONNA BE COMPLETE.
  • 00:17:24.050 --> 00:17:25.220
  • EVERYBODY WAS GONNA JOIN IN AND IT WOULD LAST FOREVER.
  • 00:17:25.230 --> 00:17:29.200
  • THAT WAS UNREALISTIC.
  • 00:17:29.210 --> 00:17:31.140
  • ELIJAH WAS HOLDING ONTO AN UNREALISTIC EXPECTATION
  • 00:17:31.150 --> 00:17:35.150
  • THAT LED TO HIS DESPAIR.
  • 00:17:35.160 --> 00:17:38.180
  • FOURTH, BELIEVING YOU ARE INDISPENSABLE
  • 00:17:38.190 --> 00:17:42.130
  • CAN LEAD TO A BAD SEASON OF LIFE.
  • 00:17:42.140 --> 00:17:47.090
  • NOW LISTEN TO ME ON THIS ONE.
  • 00:17:47.100 --> 00:17:49.060
  • WHEN WE THINK WE ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE
  • 00:17:49.070 --> 00:17:52.060
  • FOR THE SUCCESS OF OUR MARRIAGE,
  • 00:17:52.070 --> 00:17:55.250
  • OR THE GOOD CHOICES OUR CHILDREN ARE MAKING,
  • 00:17:55.260 --> 00:18:00.040
  • OR THE GROWTH IN OUR BUSINESS,
  • 00:18:00.050 --> 00:18:03.070
  • OR THE SIZE OF OUR INVESTMENT PORTFOLIO,
  • 00:18:03.080 --> 00:18:06.260
  • OR THE GOOD HEALTH WE'RE IN,
  • 00:18:06.270 --> 00:18:10.020
  • WHEN WE THINK WE'RE RESPONSIBLE FOR THOSE THINGS,
  • 00:18:10.030 --> 00:18:13.090
  • FIRST OF ALL, IT CAUSES PRIDE
  • 00:18:13.100 --> 00:18:15.290
  • BUT THEN IT CAUSES DESPONDENCY
  • 00:18:16.000 --> 00:18:19.180
  • BECAUSE WHEN THOSE THINGS CHANGE,
  • 00:18:19.190 --> 00:18:22.030
  • THEN WE FALL INTO DESPONDENCY BECAUSE WE THINK,
  • 00:18:22.040 --> 00:18:24.170
  • WELL, IF I WAS TOTALLY RESPONSIBLE FOR
  • 00:18:24.180 --> 00:18:26.270
  • MY SUCCESS, I MUST BE PLAYING A PART
  • 00:18:26.280 --> 00:18:29.080
  • IN THIS SETBACK AS WELL.
  • 00:18:29.090 --> 00:18:32.230
  • THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT HAPPENED WITH ELIJAH.
  • 00:18:32.240 --> 00:18:34.270
  • LOOK AT VERSE 9.
  • 00:18:34.280 --> 00:18:36.120
  • THEN HE CAME THERE TO A CAVE AND HE LODGED THERE.
  • 00:18:36.130 --> 00:18:38.170
  • AND BEHOLD THE WORD OF THE LORD CAME TO HIM AND HE SAID,
  • 00:18:38.180 --> 00:18:42.020
  • WHAT ARE YOU DOING HERE, ELIJAH?
  • 00:18:42.030 --> 00:18:45.210
  • WHAT ARE YOU DOING IN THIS CAVE?
  • 00:18:45.220 --> 00:18:47.240
  • ELIJAH, I CALLED YOU TO BE A PROPHET.
  • 00:18:47.250 --> 00:18:50.280
  • YOU'RE SUPPOSED TO BE OUT THERE PROCLAIMING MY WORD.
  • 00:18:50.290 --> 00:18:53.130
  • WHAT IN THE WORLD ARE YOU DOING
  • 00:18:53.140 --> 00:18:54.280
  • HIDING IN THIS CAVE?
  • 00:18:54.290 --> 00:18:57.090
  • THAT'S WHAT HE SAID TO ELIJAH.
  • 00:18:57.100 --> 00:18:58.180
  • WELL, ELIJAH HAD A GREAT ANSWER FOR GOD,
  • 00:18:58.190 --> 00:19:00.180
  • OR AT LEAST HE THOUGHT IT WAS.
  • 00:19:00.190 --> 00:19:02.010
  • IN FACT, IT WAS SO GREAT, HE REPEATED IT TWICE
  • 00:19:02.020 --> 00:19:04.100
  • IN 1 KINGS 19:10 AND 1 KINGS 19:14.
  • 00:19:04.110 --> 00:19:07.130
  • HE SAID, GOD, YOU WANT TO KNOW WHAT I'M DOING HERE?
  • 00:19:07.140 --> 00:19:10.230
  • IT'S REALLY ALL YOUR FAULT.
  • 00:19:10.240 --> 00:19:13.200
  • LOOK AT WHAT HE SAYS.
  • 00:19:13.210 --> 00:19:15.130
  • HE SAID, I HAVE BEEN VERY ZEALOUS FOR THE LORD,
  • 00:19:15.140 --> 00:19:18.090
  • THE GOD OF HOSTS.
  • 00:19:18.100 --> 00:19:19.230
  • AND THIS IS HOW YOU REPAY ME.
  • 00:19:19.240 --> 00:19:21.290
  • FOR THE SONS OF ISRAEL HAVE FORSAKEN THY COVENANT,
  • 00:19:22.000 --> 00:19:25.120
  • TORN DOWN THINE ALTARS
  • 00:19:25.130 --> 00:19:26.290
  • AND KILLED THY PROPHETS WITH THE SWORD.
  • 00:19:27.000 --> 00:19:31.090
  • YOU SEE WHAT HE'S SAYING?
  • 00:19:31.100 --> 00:19:32.240
  • HE'S SAYING, LORD, LOOK HOW ZEALOUS I'VE BEEN FOR YOU.
  • 00:19:32.250 --> 00:19:35.020
  • I WAS THE ONE TO BRING THIS GREAT REVIVAL.
  • 00:19:35.030 --> 00:19:37.170
  • I GAVE IT EVERYTHING I HAVE
  • 00:19:37.180 --> 00:19:40.030
  • AND NOW LOOK WHAT THE PEOPLE ARE DOING.
  • 00:19:40.040 --> 00:19:42.290
  • THEY ARE FORSAKING YOUR COVENANT.
  • 00:19:43.000 --> 00:19:45.110
  • THEY'RE TEARING DOWN YOUR ALTARS
  • 00:19:45.120 --> 00:19:47.000
  • AND THEY'RE KILLING YOUR PROPHETS WITH THE SWORD.
  • 00:19:47.010 --> 00:19:50.030
  • ALL OF THAT WAS TRUE.
  • 00:19:50.040 --> 00:19:52.080
  • THE REASON ELIJAH WAS SO DISCOURAGED WAS
  • 00:19:52.090 --> 00:19:54.250
  • HE THOUGHT HE WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE INITIAL REVIVAL
  • 00:19:54.260 --> 00:19:58.210
  • AND NOW HE THOUGHT HE WAS RESPONSIBLE
  • 00:19:58.220 --> 00:20:00.200
  • FOR THE APOSTACY OF THE PEOPLE.
  • 00:20:00.210 --> 00:20:02.200
  • HE FELT THE BURDEN OF ALL OF IT.
  • 00:20:02.210 --> 00:20:06.100
  • THEN HE ADDS THAT FINAL WORD.
  • 00:20:06.110 --> 00:20:08.100
  • AND I ALONE AM LEFT, AND THEY SEEK MY LIFE,
  • 00:20:08.110 --> 00:20:11.280
  • TO TAKE IT AWAY.
  • 00:20:11.290 --> 00:20:14.160
  • GOD SAID, ELIJAH, THAT'S YOUR PROBLEM.
  • 00:20:14.170 --> 00:20:17.190
  • YOU THINK YOU'RE ALL ALONE.
  • 00:20:17.200 --> 00:20:20.180
  • YOU'RE NOT.
  • 00:20:20.190 --> 00:20:21.260
  • YOU'RE NOT THE ONLY HOLY ONE LEFT IN ISRAEL.
  • 00:20:21.270 --> 00:20:24.230
  • REMEMBER OBADIAH?
  • 00:20:24.240 --> 00:20:26.100
  • HE JUST TOLD YOU
  • 00:20:26.110 --> 00:20:28.140
  • IN THE LAST CHAPTER
  • 00:20:28.150 --> 00:20:30.020
  • ABOUT THE 100 PROPHETS THAT HE HAD HIDDEN AWAY
  • 00:20:30.030 --> 00:20:33.060
  • IN THE CAVES.
  • 00:20:33.070 --> 00:20:34.250
  • NOT ONLY THAT, HE SAYS IN 1 KINGS 19:18.
  • 00:20:34.260 --> 00:20:39.240
  • HE SAID, I WILL LEAVE 7000 IN ISRAEL.
  • 00:20:39.250 --> 00:20:43.100
  • ALL THE KNEES THAT HAVE NOT BOWED TO BAAL
  • 00:20:43.110 --> 00:20:45.230
  • AND EVERY MOUTH THAT NOT KISSED HIM.
  • 00:20:45.240 --> 00:20:49.110
  • ELIJAH, THERE'S 7000 PEOPLE I CAN NAME JUST LIKE THAT
  • 00:20:49.120 --> 00:20:52.190
  • WHO HAVE NOT BOWED DOWN TO BAAL YET.
  • 00:20:52.200 --> 00:20:54.250
  • NO, IT'S NOT ALL ON YOU.
  • 00:20:54.260 --> 00:20:58.040
  • YOU'RE NOT INDISPENSABLE.
  • 00:20:58.050 --> 00:21:00.220
  • I HAVE OTHER SERVANTS AS WELL.
  • 00:21:00.230 --> 00:21:04.040
  • LOOK, GOD WAS NOT BEING CRUEL IN DOING THIS TO ELIJAH.
  • 00:21:04.050 --> 00:21:06.280
  • HE WAS BEING VERY COMPASSIONATE.
  • 00:21:06.290 --> 00:21:08.120
  • HE SAID, ELIJAH, QUIT FEELING ALL THE PRESSURE.
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  • YOU'RE NOT INDISPENSABLE.
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  • THIS BELONGS TO ME.
  • 00:21:13.170 --> 00:21:15.160
  • THIS IS MY RESPONSIBILITY
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  • TO BRING THIS SPIRITUAL REVIVAL TO ISRAEL.
  • 00:21:18.250 --> 00:21:21.270
  • JESUS SAID THIS TO THE PHARISEES
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  • IN LUKE 19:40.
  • 00:21:24.210 --> 00:21:26.090
  • HE SAID TO THE PHARISEES,
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  • I TELL YOU, IF MY DISCIPLES BECOME SILENT,
  • 00:21:28.050 --> 00:21:31.120
  • THE STONES WILL CRY OUT.
  • 00:21:31.130 --> 00:21:35.210
  • MAINTAINING THAT HEALTHY PERSPECTIVE
  • 00:21:35.220 --> 00:21:37.150
  • ON WHAT'S OUR RESPONSIBILITY AND WHAT'S GOD'S RESPONSIBILITY
  • 00:21:37.160 --> 00:21:41.240
  • CAN KEEP US FROM DESPONDENCY
  • 00:21:41.250 --> 00:21:44.140
  • WHEN BAD DAYS COME INTO OUR LIFE.
  • 00:21:44.150 --> 00:21:47.090
  • WE'VE TALKED ABOUT
  • 00:21:47.100 --> 00:21:50.210
  • THE CONSEQUENCES OF BAD DAYS.
  • 00:21:50.220 --> 00:21:53.220
  • WE'VE TALKED ABOUT THE CHARACTERISTICS OF BAD DAYS.
  • 00:21:53.230 --> 00:21:57.020
  • NEXT TIME WE'RE GONNA TALK ABOUT THE CURE FOR BAD DAYS.
  • 00:21:57.030 --> 00:22:03.150
  • HOW TO HANDLE THESE DIFFICULT SEASONS OF LIFE,
  • 00:22:03.160 --> 00:22:05.290
  • NOT IF THEY COME INTO YOUR LIFE
  • 00:22:06.000 --> 00:22:08.220
  • BUT WHEN THEY COME INTO YOUR LIFE.
  • 00:22:08.230 --> 00:22:12.050
  • LEARNING HOW TO MANAGE THOSE SEASONS OF LIFE
  • 00:22:12.060 --> 00:22:14.170
  • IS INDISPENSABLE TO EXPERIENCING THE EXTRAORDINARY LIFE.
  • 00:22:14.180 --> 00:22:20.090
  • MUSIC
  • 00:22:20.100 --> 00:22:25.290
  • WELL, I SUSPECT THAT SOMEONE'S LISTENING RIGHT NOW
  • 00:22:26.000 --> 00:22:29.050
  • WHO FEELS A LOT LIKE ELIJAH.
  • 00:22:29.060 --> 00:22:31.110
  • MAYBE YOU'RE ON THE RUN.
  • 00:22:31.120 --> 00:22:33.090
  • PERHAPS YOU'RE FILLING YOUR TIME WITH NEEDLESS ACTIVITY,
  • 00:22:33.100 --> 00:22:36.210
  • JUST HOPING YOUR TROUBLES WILL SOMEHOW MAGICALLY DISAPPEAR.
  • 00:22:36.220 --> 00:22:41.100
  • LET ME ASSURE YOU THAT GOD KNOWS YOUR SITUATION.
  • 00:22:41.110 --> 00:22:45.080
  • HE HAS NOT FORGOTTEN YOU.
  • 00:22:45.090 --> 00:22:47.200
  • AND HE WANTS NOTHING MORE
  • 00:22:47.210 --> 00:22:49.150
  • THAN TO WALK ALONGSIDE YOU
  • 00:22:49.160 --> 00:22:51.200
  • AND TO PROVIDE A CURE.
  • 00:22:51.210 --> 00:22:54.100
  • IN CLOSING, I WANT TO BOLDLY REQUEST
  • 00:22:54.110 --> 00:22:57.040
  • YOUR CONTINUED GENEROUS SUPPORT
  • 00:22:57.050 --> 00:22:59.160
  • OF "PATHWAY TO VICTORY."
  • 00:22:59.170 --> 00:23:01.120
  • WHEN YOU GIVE, YOU'RE INVESTING
  • 00:23:01.130 --> 00:23:03.050
  • IN THE LIVES OF OTHER PEOPLE
  • 00:23:03.060 --> 00:23:04.170
  • WHO WATCH THIS TELEVISION PROGRAM
  • 00:23:04.180 --> 00:23:06.180
  • AND COUNTLESS OTHERS WHO HEAR "PATHWAY TO VICTORY"
  • 00:23:06.190 --> 00:23:09.110
  • ALL AROUND THE WORLD.
  • 00:23:09.120 --> 00:23:11.160
  • AND THE RESULTS OF THIS MINISTRY
  • 00:23:11.170 --> 00:23:13.130
  • HAVE BEEN REMARKABLE.
  • 00:23:13.140 --> 00:23:15.150
  • WE ARE SO ENCOURAGED BY THE GROWING AUDIENCE
  • 00:23:15.160 --> 00:23:18.260
  • WHO TELLS US HOW GOD IS USING
  • 00:23:18.270 --> 00:23:20.140
  • THE BIBLE TEACHING THEY HEAR ON "PATHWAY TO VICTORY"
  • 00:23:20.150 --> 00:23:23.290
  • TO TRANSFORM THEIR LIVES.
  • 00:23:24.000 --> 00:23:26.080
  • SO THANK YOU FOR BEING AMONG THOSE
  • 00:23:26.090 --> 00:23:28.160
  • WHO GIVE GENEROUSLY TO SUPPORT THIS MINISTRY.
  • 00:23:28.170 --> 00:23:32.020
  • GOD WILL USE YOUR GIFT TODAY
  • 00:23:32.030 --> 00:23:34.140
  • TO PIERCE THE DARKNESS WITH THE LIGHT OF HIS WORD.
  • 00:23:34.150 --> 00:23:38.080
  • NOW PLEASE STAY RIGHT THERE.
  • 00:23:38.090 --> 00:23:40.010
  • I'LL BE BACK WITH MORE IN JUST A MOMENT.
  • 00:23:40.020 --> 00:23:44.060
  • [ANNOUNCER] BASED ON THE INSPIRATIONAL LIFE OF ELIJAH,
  • 00:23:44.070 --> 00:23:47.050
  • DR. JEFFRESS' BESTSELLING BOOK,
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  • "CHOOSING THE EXTRAORDINARY LIFE"
  • 00:23:48.260 --> 00:23:50.290
  • IDENTIFIES SEVEN BIBLICAL SECRETS
  • 00:23:51.000 --> 00:23:53.010
  • FOR SUCCESS AND SIGNIFICANCE.
  • 00:23:53.020 --> 00:23:55.000
  • GOD IS IN THE BUSINESS OF USING ORDINARY PEOPLE
  • 00:23:55.010 --> 00:23:58.030
  • JUST LIKE YOU AND I TO DO HIS EXTRAORDINARY WORK.
  • 00:23:58.040 --> 00:24:02.070
  • IN MY BOOK, "CHOOSING THE EXTRAORDINARY LIFE,"
  • 00:24:02.080 --> 00:24:05.010
  • I REVEAL SEVEN SECRETS
  • 00:24:05.020 --> 00:24:06.270
  • THAT RESULT IN A LIFE MARKED BY SIGNIFICANCE,
  • 00:24:06.280 --> 00:24:10.240
  • SATISFACTION AND SUCCESS.
  • 00:24:10.250 --> 00:24:13.130
  • WHEREVER GOD HAS PLACED YOU,
  • 00:24:13.140 --> 00:24:15.000
  • YOUR HOME, YOUR WORKPLACE,
  • 00:24:15.010 --> 00:24:18.060
  • YOUR FAMILY, GOD HAS PLACED YOU THERE FOR A REASON.
  • 00:24:18.070 --> 00:24:22.170
  • YOUR SPECIFIC PURPOSE IN LIFE CAN BE DESCRIBED
  • 00:24:22.180 --> 00:24:25.120
  • AS THE STORY GOD CREATED FOR YOU
  • 00:24:25.130 --> 00:24:28.170
  • TO TELL THE WORLD.
  • 00:24:28.180 --> 00:24:30.010
  • [ANNOUNCER] REQUEST DR. JEFFRESS' BESTSELLING BOOK,
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  • "CHOOSING THE EXTRAORDINARY LIFE"
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  • 00:24:33.200 --> 00:24:36.200
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  • 00:24:36.210 --> 00:24:39.090
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  • 00:24:39.100 --> 00:24:42.090
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  • 00:24:47.290 --> 00:24:50.000
  • GOD HAS A GENERAL PURPOSE FOR EVERYONE
  • 00:24:50.010 --> 00:24:53.060
  • BUT HE HAS A SPECIFIC PURPOSE FOR YOUR LIFE.
  • 00:24:53.070 --> 00:24:56.270
  • [ANNOUNCER] LET TODAY BE THE DAY
  • 00:24:56.280 --> 00:24:58.030
  • YOU CHOOSE THE EXTRAORDINARY LIFE
  • 00:24:58.040 --> 00:25:00.040
  • WHEN YOU REQUEST "CHOOSING THE EXTRAORDINARY LIFE"
  • 00:25:00.050 --> 00:25:03.190
  • FROM "PATHWAY TO VICTORY."
  • 00:25:03.200 --> 00:25:06.160
  • MUSIC
  • 00:25:06.170 --> 00:25:08.110
  • I SAID IT AT THE BEGINNING OF TODAY'S PROGRAM
  • 00:25:08.120 --> 00:25:10.220
  • AND I'LL SAY IT AGAIN.
  • 00:25:10.230 --> 00:25:12.150
  • EVERYONE HAS BAD DAYS
  • 00:25:12.160 --> 00:25:14.250
  • AND THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SOMEONE
  • 00:25:14.260 --> 00:25:16.250
  • WHO'S EXTRAORDINARY AND SOMEONE WHO'S NOT
  • 00:25:16.260 --> 00:25:19.240
  • IS KNOWING HOW TO HANDLE THOSE BAD DAYS.
  • 00:25:19.250 --> 00:25:23.020
  • WELL, THERE'S A LOT MORE TO LEARN ON THIS TOPIC
  • 00:25:23.030 --> 00:25:25.180
  • AND NEXT TIME WE'LL TAKE A VERY PRACTICAL LOOK
  • 00:25:25.190 --> 00:25:28.140
  • AT WHAT TO DO WHEN BAD DAYS COME.
  • 00:25:28.150 --> 00:25:32.020
  • ELIJAH WAS NO STRANGER TO THE CHALLENGES OF LIFE
  • 00:25:32.030 --> 00:25:35.220
  • AND BY LOOKING AT ELIJAH'S RESPONSE TO HIS BAD DAY,
  • 00:25:35.230 --> 00:25:39.130
  • WE CAN LEARN HOW TO PREPARE FOR TOUGH TIMES AHEAD
  • 00:25:39.140 --> 00:25:42.070
  • IN OUR OWN LIVES.
  • 00:25:42.080 --> 00:25:44.010
  • NOW, STAY TUNED FOR A PREVIEW
  • 00:25:44.020 --> 00:25:45.150
  • OF WHAT'S COMING UP NEXT
  • 00:25:45.160 --> 00:25:47.160
  • ON "PATHWAY TO VICTORY."
  • 00:25:47.170 --> 00:25:50.280
  • [ANNOUNCER] TODAY WHEN YOU GIVE A GENEROUS GIFT
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  • TO SUPPORT THE MINISTRY OF "PATHWAY TO VICTORY,"
  • 00:25:52.260 --> 00:25:55.100
  • WE'LL SAY THANKS BY SENDING YOU A COPY
  • 00:25:55.110 --> 00:25:57.110
  • OF DR. JEFFRESS' BESTSELLING BOOK,
  • 00:25:57.120 --> 00:25:59.100
  • "CHOOSING THE EXTRAORDINARY LIFE"
  • 00:25:59.110 --> 00:26:01.190
  • PLUS THE ELIJAH MAP IS OUR GIFT TO YOU
  • 00:26:01.200 --> 00:26:04.100
  • SIMPLY FOR CONTACTING US TODAY AT "PATHWAY TO VICTORY."
  • 00:26:04.110 --> 00:26:07.220
  • AND WHEN YOUR GIFT IS $75 OR MORE,
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  • WE'LL ALSO SEND YOU THE COMPLETE
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  • ON CD AND DVD.
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  • THESE PROGRAMS ARE MADE POSSIBLE
  • 00:26:17.160 --> 00:26:19.050
  • BECAUSE OF YOUR GENEROUS SUPPORT.
  • 00:26:19.060 --> 00:26:21.010
  • SO THANKS FOR CALLING, WRITING OR GOING ONLINE
  • 00:26:21.020 --> 00:26:23.120
  • TO GIVE TODAY.
  • 00:26:23.130 --> 00:26:24.200
  • NOW, COMING UP NEXT TIME ON "PATHWAY TO VICTORY."
  • 00:26:24.210 --> 00:26:28.210
  • IN THIS WORLD, YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE DIFFICULT SITUATIONS
  • 00:26:29.040 --> 00:26:32.110
  • BECAUSE WE LIVE IN A SIN-INFESTED WORLD.
  • 00:26:32.120 --> 00:26:34.180
  • DON'T BE SURPRISED BY THAT.
  • 00:26:34.190 --> 00:26:37.100
  • ELIJAH WAS SURPRISED.
  • 00:26:37.110 --> 00:26:38.240
  • HE GOT BLINDSIDED BY THIS BAD SEASON OF LIFE.
  • 00:26:38.250 --> 00:26:43.020
  • BUT JUST BECAUSE HE GOT BLINDSIDED
  • 00:26:43.030 --> 00:26:44.290
  • DOESN'T MEAN WE HAVE TO.
  • 00:26:45.000 --> 00:26:48.090
  • [ANNOUNCER] SET YOUR DVR AND JOIN US NEXT TIME
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  • FOR THE MESSAGE, "WHEN BAD DAYS COME"
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