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May 21, 2020
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  • -THIS PRESENTATION IS BROUGHTTO YOU BY THE FRIENDS OF THE
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  • AMAZING FACTS MINISTRY.
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  • -YOU'RE THE PHILISTINES.YOU'RE RUNNING UPON
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  • SAMSON TO ARREST HIM.HE'S BOUND UP WITH THESE ROPES
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  • AND, AS YOU'RE RUNNING TOWARDSHIM, THE SPIRIT OF THE LORD
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  • COMES ON HIM AND HE GOES, 'POP!'
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  • AND THEN HE THOUGHT,'NOW WHAT WILL I DO?'
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  • AND HE'S LOOKING AROUND;
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  • AND THE LORD PROVIDED.
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  • -WE'RE IN THE MIDST OF ASERIES, RIGHT NOW, DEALING WITH
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  • SOME LESSONS FROMTHE LIFE OF SAMSON.
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  • LAST WEEK WE TALKED ABOUT - PART1 - SAMSON: HONEY FROM A LION .
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  • THIS WEEK WE'RE IN PART 2 -THERE WILL PROBABLY BE THREE
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  • PARTS - THIS WEEK WE'RE TALKINGABOUT THE JAWBONE OF A DONKEY .
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  • IT'S PROBABLY A GOOD IDEA TOGIVE YOU A LITTLE BIT OF WHAT
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  • WAS GOING ON IN THE NATION OFISRAEL DURING THE TIMES OF
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  • SAMSON.SAMSON, WHEN HE WAS A TEENAGER,
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  • HE LIVED DURING THE TIME OF ELI,WHEN ELI WAS PRIEST - IF YOU
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  • KNOW, YOU READ 1 SAMUEL - THEREWAS A LOT OF COMPROMISE -
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  • A LOT OF UNFAITHFULNESS.THE SONS OF ELI WERE
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  • REAL SCOUNDRELS.THERE IS QUITE A BIT OF SCANDAL
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  • AMONG MINISTRY DURING THAT TIME,IF YOU KNOW WHAT I'M SAYING.
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  • DURING THIS TIME - YOU READ, FORINSTANCE, IN 1 SAMUEL CHAPTER
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  • 40, "SO THE PHILISTINES FOUGHT,AND ISRAEL WAS DEFEATED,
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  • AND EVERY MAN FLED TO HISTENT.
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  • THERE WAS A VERY GREATSLAUGHTER, AND THERE FELL OF
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  • ISRAEL THIRTY THOUSANDFOOT SOLDIERS."
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  • IN A BATTLE JUST A FEW DAYSEARLIER, FOUR THOUSAND HAD DIED.
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  • "ALSO THE ARK OF GODWAS CAPTURED;..."
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  • THIS IS HAPPENING - THIS IS THEWORLD THAT SAMSON WAS BORN INTO.
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  • THE PHILISTINES HAD SUBJUGATEDTHE PEOPLE OF ISRAEL.
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  • NOW THE PHILISTINESDID NOT HAVE A KING.
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  • THE PHILISTINES WERE DIVIDEDINTO A CONFEDERACY OF FIVE
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  • KINGDOMS AND THEY CALLED THEMTHE LORDS OF THE PHILISTINES.
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  • THE PHILISTINES ALSO HADMASTERED THE MAKING OF IRON
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  • WEAPONS.THE ISRAELITES DID NOT.
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  • YOU READ IN THE STORY OF DAVIDTHAT, IN ONE BATTLE BETWEEN SAUL
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  • AND JONATHAN AGAINST THEPHILISTINES, IT SAYS THE ONLY
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  • PEOPLE IN THE KINGDOM THAT HADIRON SWORDS WERE SAUL AND HIS
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  • SON.THE PHILISTINES WERE VERY
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  • CAREFUL THAT IF THE ISRAELITESWANTED TO SHARPEN THEIR WEAPONS,
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  • THEY SAID, 'YOU COME TO US ANDSHARPEN THEM.
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  • YOU - IF YOU NEED TO SHARPENA FARM TOOL, YOU COME TO US.
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  • AND - BUT WE'RE NOT LETTING YOUHAVE ANY WEAPONS.' THEY ACTUALLY
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  • DISARMED THEM.'IF YOU HAVE ANY WEAPONS YOU'RE
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  • IN BIG TROUBLE.' AND THEY WEREABLE TO SUBJUGATE THEM
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  • AND IT WAS A TIME OF GREATDISCOURAGEMENT.
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  • NOW, PEOPLE CAN'T FIGHT WHENTHEY DON'T HAVE COURAGE.
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  • YOU KNOW WHAT GOD TOLD JOSHUAWHEN THEY ENTERED THE PROMISED
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  • LAND?THEY WERE GOING TO HAVE TO FIGHT
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  • AGAINST SOME VERY WELL ARMEDENEMIES.
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  • SOME OF THEM WERE GIANTS.AND GOD SAID - YOU GO TO JOSHUA
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  • CHAPTER 1, VERSE 6 - IT'S AGREAT VERSE.
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  • "BE STRONG AND OF GOOD COURAGE,FOR TO THIS PEOPLE YOU SHALL
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  • DIVIDE AS AN INHERITANCE THELAND WHICH I SWORE TO THEIR
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  • FATHERS TO GIVE THEM." -VERSE 7 - "ONLY BE STRONG AND
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  • VERY COURAGEOUS, THAT YOU MAYOBSERVE TO DO ACCORDING TO ALL
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  • THE LAW WHICH MOSES MY SERVANTCOMMANDED YOU;" - JUMP OVER TO
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  • VERSE 9 - "HAVE I NOT COMMANDEDYOU?
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  • BE STRONG AND OF GOOD COURAGE;DO NOT BE AFRAID, NOR BE
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  • DISMAYED, FOR THE LORD YOUR GODIS WITH YOU WHEREVER YOU GO."
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  • NOW, IF I'VE GOT THAT PART - IFI KNOW THAT GOD IS WITH ME, THEN
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  • I DON'T HAVE TO BE AFRAID, DO I?-AMEN.
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  • -AND YOU CAN BE, NOT ONLY DOESHE SAY 'COURAGEOUS, COURAGEOUS,'
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  • HE SAYS, 'YOU CAN BE VERYCOURAGEOUS.' BY THE WAY, MOSES
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  • REPEATS THESE WORDS TOJOSHUA BEFORE HE DIES.
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  • GOD THEN TELLSJOSHUA, IN PERSON.
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  • JOSHUA WAS ABLE TO ACCOMPLISHGREAT EXPLOITS BECAUSE HE
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  • BELIEVED GOD WAS WITH HIM.-AMEN.
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  • -AND DO WE HAVE SOMEONETHAT'S PROMISED TO BE WITH US?
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  • DID JESUS SAY, 'I AM WITH YOUALWAYS, EVEN TO THE END OF THE
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  • WORLD'?THEN SHOULD CHRISTIANS BE
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  • COURAGEOUS EVEN THOUGH WE'RELIVING IN ENEMY COUNTRY?
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  • -AMEN.-SO, THE STORY OF SAMSON IS
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  • REALLY VERY RELEVANT FOR US,EVEN TODAY.
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  • SO, YOU GO TO JUDGES CHAPTER 15,IT SAYS, "NOW THE PHILISTINES
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  • WENT UP, ENCAMPED IN JUDAH, ANDDEPLOYED THEMSELVES AGAINST
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  • LEHI." -NOW, THE WORD 'LEHI'
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  • MEANS 'JAWBONE'.LEHI GOT ITS NAME FROM WHAT'S
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  • ABOUT TO HAPPEN, BUT THE BIBLEWRITERS - USING THE NAME THAT
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  • EVERYONE KNEW IT BY NOW - BUTTHIS IS HOW IT GOT ITS NAME.
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  • SO THEY ENCAMP IN THIS VALLEYTHAT'S KNOWN AS LEHI AND - AND
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  • THE PEOPLE OF JUDAH - THELEADERS COME OUT AND THEY SEND,
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  • YOU KNOW, SOME EMISSARIES TO -THIS BIG ARMY OF THOUSANDS OF
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  • PHILISTINES HAVE COME ANDENCAMPED AGAINST THEM - THEY
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  • SAY, 'WAIT, WAIT,WHAT'S THE PROBLEM?
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  • YOU'VE ALREADY CONQUERED US.WE'RE PAYING OUR TAXES.
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  • WHAT'S GOING ON?'YOU KNOW, THEY MARCHED UP, A
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  • BUNCH OF THEM, TREMBLING WITH AWHITE FLAG, AND THE PHILISTINES
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  • TELL THEM, "WE'VE COME TO ARRESTSAMSON, TO DO UNTO HIM
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  • AS HE HAS DONE UNTO US."AND SO, INSTEAD OF THE MEN
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  • OF JUDAH GOING TO SAMSON ANDSAYING, 'LOOK, YOU GOT US
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  • INTO THIS, YOU GET US OUT.WE'RE GOING TO FIGHT BEHIND YOU.
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  • WE'VE GOT YOUR BACK.' THEY GO TOSAMSON AND THEY BASICALLY SAY,
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  • 'DON'T YOU KNOW THAT THEPHILISTINES ARE OUR MASTERS?'
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  • THEY HAD RESIGNEDTHEMSELVES TO BE SLAVES.
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  • HOW MANY OF YOU REMEMBER WHENTHE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL HAD A
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  • HARD TIME IN THE WILDERNESS THEYWOULD FREQUENTLY SAY, 'WASN'T IT
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  • BETTER BACK IN EGYPT JUST BEINGSLAVES? WHY DON'T WE GET ANOTHER
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  • LEADER AND LET'S ALL GO BACK ANDSERVE THE EGYPTIANS?
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  • AT LEAST, YOU KNOW, WE'LL HAVEMORE ONIONS THERE.' THEY WERE
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  • COMPLAINING BECAUSE, YOU KNOW,THEY JUST HAD MANNA EVERY DAY.
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  • THEY SAID, 'WE MISS THEFISH AND THE ONIONS.
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  • LET'S GO BACK AND BE SLAVES.'ISN'T IT AMAZING HOW, NO MATTER
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  • HOW BAD TIMES MIGHT BE, INLOOKING BACK, THEY SEEM TO BE
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  • THE GOOD OLD DAYS?AND SO, THEY'RE
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  • READY TO SURRENDER.SO THESE THREE THOUSAND MEN
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  • OF JUDAH, THEY COME AND THEYAPPROACH SAMSON UP ON THE ROCK.
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  • THEY SAID, "WE HAVE COME DOWN TOARREST YOU, THAT WE MAY DELIVER
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  • YOU INTO THE HANDOF THE PHILISTINES."
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  • - HIS OWN PEOPLE - "THEN SAMSONSAID TO THEM, 'SWEAR TO ME THAT
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  • YOU WILL NOT KILL MEYOURSELVES.' SO THEY SPOKE TO
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  • HIM, SAYING, 'NO, BUT WE WILLTIE YOU SECURELY AND DELIVER YOU
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  • INTO THEIR HAND; BUT WE WILLSURELY NOT KILL YOU.'" NOW,
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  • ISN'T THAT SAD THAT GOD'S PEOPLEWOULD BE THE VEHICLE OF TURNING
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  • OVER THEIR CHAMPION?INSTEAD OF - I MEAN, LOOK AT
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  • WHAT SAMSON DID ALONE;WHAT IF HE HAD THREE
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  • THOUSAND BEHIND HIM?WHAT IF THE WHOLE - HE HAD BLOWN
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  • THE TRUMPET AND THE WHOLE ARMY -THIS IS JUST THREE THOUSAND
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  • LEADERS OF ONE TRIBE - WHAT IFHE HAD BLOWN THE TRUMPET AND ALL
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  • OF ISRAEL HAD RALLIED BEHINDHIM?
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  • HOW MUCH THEY COULD HAVE DONE -HOW MUCH MORE GOD WANTED TO DO
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  • FOR THEM THAT NEVER HAPPENEDBECAUSE THEY WERE AFRAID.
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  • THEY WERE USED TOBEING OVERCOME.
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  • NOW, YOU REALIZE THAT AS WE'RETALKING ABOUT SAMSON AND THE
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  • PHILISTINES, WE'RE TALKINGABOUT JESUS AND SIN.
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  • WE'RE TALKING ABOUT NOT - YOU'REBEING ATTACKED BY A CANAANITE
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  • NATION, BUT YOU'RE BEINGATTACKED BY THE DEVIL.
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  • ARE YOU CONTENT AND DO YOUCONSENT TO JUST LETTING THE
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  • DEVIL RULE OVER YOU?MY BIBLE SAYS 'GREATER IS HE WHO
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  • IS IN YOU THAN HE THAT IS IN THEWORLD.' AND JESUS SAID, 'I WILL
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  • NEVER LEAVE YOU.' YOU KNOW, THEMIRACLES IN THE BIBLE - WE'RE
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  • GETTING READY TO READ A COUPLEOF THEM - SEEM TO COME IN WAVES.
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  • THERE ARE CLUSTERS OF MIRACLESAND THEN THERE ARE LONG PERIODS
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  • WHERE NOTHING AMAZING HAPPENS.AND THERE ARE DIFFERENT
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  • LEVELS OF MIRACLES.YOU SEE A GREAT CLUSTER OF
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  • MIRACLES HAPPENING DURING THETIME OF MOSES, WHEN THEY CAME
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  • OUT OF EGYPT THROUGH THEWILDERNESS AND WHEN
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  • THEY ENTERED EGYPT.YOU SEE A GREAT CLUSTER OF
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  • MIRACLES DURING THE TIME OFELIJAH AND ELISHA.
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  • YOU SEE A GREAT CLUSTER OFMIRACLES HAPPENING DURING THE
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  • TIME OF JESUS AND THE APOSTLES.AND SAMSON SORT OF STANDS OUT
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  • AS A HIGH POINT OF JUST MIRACLEAFTER MIRACLE.
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  • NOT ALL THE JUDGES HAD MIRACLES.I MEAN, THEY HAD SOME AMAZING
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  • VICTORIES, BUT YOU COULDN'TALWAYS CALL THEM MIRACLES.
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  • SAMSON'S POWER WAS ASUPERNATURAL POWER THAT WAS NOT
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  • ATTRIBUTED TO SPENDING ALOT OF TIME IN THE GYM.
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  • IT SAID THE SPIRIT OF THE LORDCAME OVER HIM - NOT THAT YOU
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  • SHOULD QUIT YOUR GYM MEMBERSHIP.AND SO THEY TIE HIM UP
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  • AND THEY HAND HIM OVER.DIDN'T THE RELIGIOUS LEADERS,
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  • WHO WERE CALLED JEWS, AND, YOUKNOW, JEWS ARE NOT HEBREWS.
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  • YOU COULD BE AN ARAB AND BE AHEBREW, TECHNICALLY, BECAUSE
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  • HEBREWS DESCENDED FROM ABRAHAM.PEOPLE DON'T USE IT THAT WAY.
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  • NOT ALL ISRAELITES WERE JEWS.JEWS WERE LARGELY THE ONES WHO
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  • CAME BACK FROM THE BABYLONIANCAPTIVITY THAT WERE LARGELY FROM
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  • THE TRIBE OF JUDAH - WITH SOMEFROM LEVI AND BENJAMIN.
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  • BUT THE OTHER TEN TRIBES WERECONQUERED - THE NORTHERN KINGDOM
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  • - SO JEWS SORT OF BECAME ASHORTENED WAY OF SAYING THE
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  • TRIBE OF JUDAH. SO HERE, JESUSIS HANDED OVER, TIED UP, BY THE
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  • JEWS, TO THE ROMANS - TO THEPAGANS - AND SO, YOU'RE SEEING
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  • SOMETHING SIMILAR - HIS OWNPEOPLE. AND YEAH, ULTIMATELY,
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  • THE NAILS WERE DRIVEN BY THEROMANS AND THEIR SLAVES.
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  • SO THEY SAID, 'NO, NO,NO, WE'LL JUST TIE YOU UP.
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  • WE'LL HAND YOU OVER TO THEM.WE WON'T KILL YOU.
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  • WE DON'T WANT YOUR BLOOD ON OURHANDS.' AND SO, HE CONSENTS.
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  • HE WILLINGLY - COULD THOSE THREETHOUSAND HAVE ARRESTED HIM WHEN
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  • HE'S UP IN THISFORTIFIED ROCKY RAVINE?
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  • YOU KNOW, YOU'VE HEARD ABOUT THETHREE HUNDRED SPARTANS THAT HELD
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  • OFF OVER A MILLION PERSIANSBECAUSE OF THE LOCATION OF THE
  • 00:10:06.122 --> 00:10:09.959
  • BATTLE?IF YOU'RE A GOOD GENERAL YOU
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  • WANT TO PICK YOUR GROUND VERYCAREFULLY.
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  • AND, BECAUSE SAMSON HAD THE HIGHGROUND, IF HE DIDN'T WANT THE
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  • PEOPLE OF JUDAH TO ARREST HIM,THEY COULDN'T HAVE ARRESTED HIM.
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  • THEY COME TO HIM TIMIDLY ANDSAY, 'PLEASE, PUT YOUR HANDS
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  • BEHIND YOUR BACK.YOU KNOW, WORK WITH US HERE.
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  • WE'RE NOT GOING TO HURT YOU,WE'RE JUST GOING TO TIE YOU
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  • UP.'AND SO HE CONSENTS.
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  • HE'S A WILLINGSACRIFICE TO THEM.
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  • HE OFFERS HIMSELF, YOUSEE WHAT I'M SAYING?
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  • SO THEY - THESE THREE THOUSANDMEN WITH THEIR KNEES SMITING
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  • TOGETHER - THEY COME OUT OF THEROCKY RAVINE AND IT GOES INTO
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  • THE VALLEY OF LEHI AND THEYSEE THOUSANDS AND THOUSANDS OF
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  • PHILISTINES - THEY'VE GOT THEIRWHOLE ARMY PITCHED - AND THE
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  • PHILISTINES SEE THEM COMING DOWNAND THERE, BEFORE THEM, THEY'RE
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  • PRODDING SAMSON ON.AND IT SAYS, "WHEN HE CAME TO
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  • LEHI, THE PHILISTINES CAMESHOUTING AGAINST HIM."
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  • WHAT DO YOU THINK HAPPENED TOTHE PEOPLE OF JUDAH THAT HAD
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  • BROUGHT HIM DOWN?THEY DROPPED AND RAN.
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  • THEY WENT AS FAST AS THEY COULD- THEY JUST LEFT SAMSON OUT
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  • THERE IN THE FIELD BY HIMSELF.BUT SAMSON DID NOT RUN.
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  • AND THE BIBLE SAYS THEYCAME SHOUTING AGAINST HIM.
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  • THEY WERE SO EXCITED- 'OUR ENEMY!
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  • WE'VE GOT HIM!WE'VE GOT WHAT WE CAME FOR.
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  • SURELY THERE'S NOTHING WE COULDDO, WE'VE GOT THE WHOLE ARMY.
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  • I MEAN, HE SNUCK UP ON US WHENHE CAME THROUGH OUR TOWN AND
  • 00:11:29.572 --> 00:11:31.874
  • SMOTE US HIP AND THIGH.BUT NOW WE'RE
  • 00:11:31.907 --> 00:11:33.943
  • READY FOR A BATTLE.THERE'S NOTHING HE CAN DO."
  • 00:11:33.976 --> 00:11:36.746
  • AND THEY ALL CAME RUNNING UP TOHIM TO ARREST HIM AND THIS HAD
  • 00:11:36.779 --> 00:11:40.049
  • BEEN - SOMETHING MARVELOUSHAPPENED - IT SAID, "THEN THE
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  • AND MOST IMPORTANT,TO SHARE IT WITH OTHERS.
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  • -NOW, I WANT A VOLUNTEER - ITHINK JAMIE SAID HE'S GOING TO
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  • COME UP HERE ANDHELP ME REAL QUICK.
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  • I WANT TO DEMONSTRATE THIS.THIS ACTUALLY HAPPENS THREE
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  • TIMES IN THE BOOK OF JUDGES SO ITHOUGHT I JUST WANT TO SHOW
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  • YOU WHAT THIS LOOKS LIKE.IN ONE OF MY POCKETS, HERE, I'VE
  • 00:12:32.168 --> 00:12:34.336
  • GOT SOME BIBLE ROPE - BETTERKNOWN AS DENTAL FLOSS - PUT YOUR
  • 00:12:34.370 --> 00:12:41.443
  • HANDS APART JUST LIKE THAT.THAT'LL WORK.
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  • YEAH, JUST LIKE THAT.I'M GOING TO PUT THAT - THAT ONE
  • 00:12:43.179 --> 00:12:44.914
  • AROUND HERE - KEEP THEM ABOUTTHE SAME DISTANCE APART.
  • 00:12:44.947 --> 00:12:48.117
  • EVERY TIME I GO TO THE DENTISTHE GIVES ME SOME OF THIS AND
  • 00:12:48.150 --> 00:12:51.153
  • I'VE GOT BOXES OF IT AT HOME NOWAND I THOUGHT, 'I'M LOOKING FOR
  • 00:12:51.187 --> 00:12:53.722
  • A GOOD WAY TO GET RID OF IT.'GIVE IT A LITTLE TUG APART.
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  • THAT'S PRETTY STRONG,ISN'T IT?
  • 00:12:56.826 --> 00:12:57.827
  • I'M PULLING IT -I CAN'T BREAK IT. OKAY.
  • 00:12:57.860 --> 00:13:01.864
  • AND SO - TURN HERE, LIKE - SOFOLKS CAN SEE YOU OVER HERE.
  • 00:13:01.897 --> 00:13:05.401
  • THIS WOULD NORMALLY BE PRETTYHARD. NOW, IMAGINE TWO NEW ROPES
  • 00:13:05.434 --> 00:13:08.470
  • - MINTY FRESH ROPES - ANDTHEY'VE GOT HIM TIED - THESE
  • 00:13:08.504 --> 00:13:13.209
  • THICK - YOU KNOW, JUST THINK -LIKE ANCHOR ROPES.
  • 00:13:13.242 --> 00:13:15.444
  • YOU KNOW, THEY'VE GOT THESE BIGROPES - THEY DIDN'T WANT TO RISK
  • 00:13:15.477 --> 00:13:17.279
  • IT WITH ONE ROPE -THEY GOT TWO ROPES.
  • 00:13:17.313 --> 00:13:19.315
  • THEY GOT HIM ALL TIED UP - JUSTBIG OLD PILE OF KNOTS - AND THE
  • 00:13:19.348 --> 00:13:22.384
  • BIBLE SAYS THAT THE SPIRIT OFTHE LORD CAME UPON HIM AND HE
  • 00:13:22.418 --> 00:13:26.422
  • BROKE THOSE ROPES AS THOUGHIT WAS FLAX PUT TO THE FLAME.
  • 00:13:26.455 --> 00:13:32.862
  • YOU GOT A LITTLE TENSION ONTHERE? JUST WENT LIKE THAT.
  • 00:13:32.895 --> 00:13:42.872
  • SO YOU'RE THE PHILISTINES,YOU'RE RUNNING UPON SAMSON TO
  • 00:13:42.905 --> 00:13:46.976
  • ARREST HIM, HE'S BOUND UP WITHTHESE ROPES AND, AS YOU'RE
  • 00:13:47.009 --> 00:13:49.245
  • RUNNING TOWARDS HIM, THE SPIRITOF THE LORD COMES ON HIM AND HE
  • 00:13:49.278 --> 00:13:52.248
  • GOES, 'POP!' NOW, WOULD YOU SLOWDOWN?
  • 00:13:52.281 --> 00:13:57.186
  • THEY SAW THAT, THEYTHOUGHT, 'HE'S BOUND!'
  • 00:13:57.219 --> 00:13:59.922
  • BUT HE BROKE THEBONDS THAT HELD HIM.
  • 00:13:59.955 --> 00:14:04.593
  • AND, I THINK, THEY SLOWEDDOWN RIGHT THERE.
  • 00:14:04.627 --> 00:14:07.062
  • AND THEN HE THOUGHT,'NOW WHAT WILL I DO?'
  • 00:14:07.096 --> 00:14:09.765
  • AND HE'S LOOKING AROUND AND THELORD PROVIDED: "...AND THE ROPES
  • 00:14:09.798 --> 00:14:14.703
  • THAT WERE ON HIS ARMS BECAMELIKE FLAX THAT IS BURNED WITH
  • 00:14:14.737 --> 00:14:17.406
  • FIRE, AND HIS BONDS BROKELOOSE FROM HIS HANDS."
  • 00:14:17.439 --> 00:14:20.776
  • HE FOUND A FRESH JAWBONE - ANDTHAT'S 'LEHI' - "OF A DONKEY,
  • 00:14:20.809 --> 00:14:25.781
  • REACHED OUT HISHAND AND TOOK IT."
  • 00:14:25.814 --> 00:14:28.284
  • ISN'T IT AMAZING HOW GODSUDDENLY PROVIDES WHAT YOU NEED
  • 00:14:28.317 --> 00:14:32.588
  • JUST AT THE RIGHT MOMENT?YOU KNOW, IT'S JUST INTERESTING
  • 00:14:32.621 --> 00:14:37.927
  • TO ME THAT, WHEN SOMETHING -DAVID NEEDS FIVE SMOOTH STONES,
  • 00:14:37.960 --> 00:14:44.133
  • THERE THEY ARE WHEN HE NEEDSTHEM. THERE'S THOUSANDS THAT
  • 00:14:44.166 --> 00:14:47.436
  • NEED FOOD AND GOD - THEY SAY,'WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO?'
  • 00:14:47.469 --> 00:14:50.139
  • 'WELL, THERE'S A BOY WITH FIVELOAVES AND TWO FISH.' AND IT
  • 00:14:50.172 --> 00:14:53.842
  • SEEMS LIKE JUST, WHENEVER THEMOMENT'S NEEDED - IT MAY NOT BE
  • 00:14:53.876 --> 00:14:56.512
  • WHAT YOU EXPECT - IT COULD BEVERY HUMBLE MEANS, BUT GOD
  • 00:14:56.545 --> 00:15:00.649
  • PROVIDES WHAT YOU NEED ATTHE MOST IMPORTANT TIME.
  • 00:15:00.683 --> 00:15:03.786
  • HAVE YOU READ 1 CORINTHIANSCHAPTER 10, VERSE 13?
  • 00:15:03.819 --> 00:15:09.291
  • "NO TEMPTATION HAS OVERTAKEN YOUEXCEPT SUCH AS IS COMMON TO MAN;
  • 00:15:09.325 --> 00:15:14.196
  • BUT GOD IS FAITHFUL, WHO WILLNOT ALLOW YOU TO BE TEMPTED
  • 00:15:14.229 --> 00:15:17.433
  • BEYOND WHAT YOU ARE ABLE, BUTWITH THE TEMPTATION WILL ALSO
  • 00:15:17.466 --> 00:15:21.470
  • MAKE THE WAY" - AND THAT'SPROVIDE A WAY - "OF ESCAPE,
  • 00:15:21.503 --> 00:15:25.140
  • THAT YOU MAY BE ABLE TO BEARIT."
  • 00:15:25.174 --> 00:15:28.043
  • SO, WHEN SAMSON'S THERE ANDHE'S ALL TIED UP AND THERE'S A
  • 00:15:28.077 --> 00:15:30.846
  • THOUSAND PHILISTINES - ORSEVERAL THOUSAND PHILISTINES -
  • 00:15:30.879 --> 00:15:34.183
  • HE ONLY KILLED A THOUSAND -THERE WAS A WHOLE ARMY - THAT
  • 00:15:34.216 --> 00:15:36.285
  • WERE GOING TO ATTACK HIM, HECOULD HAVE SAID, 'I'M DONE FOR.'
  • 00:15:36.318 --> 00:15:40.489
  • HE COULD HAVE LOST COURAGE, BUTGOD SAID, 'LOOK, I AM GOING TO
  • 00:15:40.522 --> 00:15:44.927
  • USE YOU TO DEFEAT THEENEMY.
  • 00:15:44.960 --> 00:15:47.162
  • I WILL PROVIDE A WAY OF ESCAPE.'HAVE YOU EVER FELT LIKE YOU'VE
  • 00:15:47.196 --> 00:15:51.400
  • BEEN OVERWHELMED WITH A TSUNAMIOF TEMPTATION AND YOU THINK, 'I
  • 00:15:51.433 --> 00:15:56.739
  • DON'T KNOW HOW I CAN ESCAPE;THERE'S NOTHING I CAN DO.'?
  • 00:15:56.772 --> 00:16:01.377
  • DO YOU KNOW, IF YOU PRAY,YOU WILL FIND A DONKEY BONE?
  • 00:16:01.410 --> 00:16:05.814
  • THE LORD IS GOING TO GIVE YOUSOMETHING THAT YOU CAN USE TO
  • 00:16:05.848 --> 00:16:09.752
  • FIGHT THE TEMPTATION.DON'T EVER SAY THERE'S NO WAY.
  • 00:16:09.785 --> 00:16:12.187
  • IF YOU PRAY, THE SPIRIT OF THELORD WILL COME UPON YOU AND GOD
  • 00:16:12.221 --> 00:16:15.224
  • WILL GIVE YOU SOMETHING TO FIGHTTHAT TEMPTATION BECAUSE HE WILL
  • 00:16:15.257 --> 00:16:19.461
  • EMPTY HEAVEN OF EVERY ANGELRATHER THAN LET YOU BE
  • 00:16:19.495 --> 00:16:23.365
  • NEEDLESSLY OVERCOMEIF YOU TRUST IN HIM.
  • 00:16:23.399 --> 00:16:26.468
  • -AMEN.-DO YOU BELIEVE THAT?
  • 00:16:26.502 --> 00:16:28.037
  • -YES.-I DO. SO HE PROVIDED.
  • 00:16:28.070 --> 00:16:31.340
  • AND IT MAY NOT BE - HE MAYNOT GIVE YOU A BAZOOKA.
  • 00:16:31.373 --> 00:16:34.910
  • HE MAY NOT GIVE YOU, YOUKNOW, THE SWORD OF GOLIATH.
  • 00:16:34.943 --> 00:16:38.280
  • HE MAY ONLY GIVE YOU A DONKEYBONE, BUT DON'T UNDERESTIMATE
  • 00:16:38.313 --> 00:16:41.784
  • WHAT GOD CAN DOWITH SIMPLE MEANS.
  • 00:16:41.817 --> 00:16:48.791
  • SO, YOU KNOW WHAT THIS IS?-JAWBONE.
  • 00:16:48.824 --> 00:16:53.095
  • -THIS IS NOT JUST A JAWBONE.THIS IS THE JAWBONE OF A DONKEY.
  • 00:16:53.128 --> 00:16:57.466
  • SO IT WAS LAYING ON THE GROUNDAND HE BREAKS HIS BONDS AND THE
  • 00:16:57.499 --> 00:17:02.771
  • ARMY IS STANDING THERE AND HEGOES, 'OH, PRAISE THE LORD.
  • 00:17:02.805 --> 00:17:06.775
  • I NEED SOMETHING.' NOW, YOUWOULD BE THINKING, YOU KNOW,
  • 00:17:06.809 --> 00:17:10.679
  • 'CAN I HAVE A SPEAR?I'D LIKE A HELMET.
  • 00:17:10.712 --> 00:17:13.949
  • MAYBE A SWORD WOULD BE GOOD - AMACHINE GUN - SOMETHING.' AND
  • 00:17:13.982 --> 00:17:20.055
  • YOU'VE GOT THE PHILISTINE ARMYIS SURROUNDING YOU, BUT WHAT
  • 00:17:20.089 --> 00:17:23.158
  • DOES GOD GIVE HIM?JAWBONE - OF A WHAT?
  • 00:17:23.192 --> 00:17:27.062
  • -A DONKEY.-NOW, HAS GOD USED DONKEYS
  • 00:17:27.096 --> 00:17:32.000
  • BEFORE TO DO GREAT THINGS?DID THE LORD MIRACULOUSLY
  • 00:17:32.034 --> 00:17:38.240
  • PROVIDE A DONKEY FOR JESUS TO BEPROCLAIMED KING?
  • 00:17:38.273 --> 00:17:43.879
  • A FOAL OF A DONKEY.DID THE LORD MIRACULOUSLY ENABLE
  • 00:17:43.912 --> 00:17:48.517
  • A DONKEY TO REBUKE A WAYWARDPROPHET?
  • 00:17:48.550 --> 00:17:53.322
  • THE DONKEY REPRESENTSA HUMBLE MEANS.
  • 00:17:53.355 --> 00:17:56.291
  • AND SO, GOD OFTEN USES VERYHUMBLE MEANS TO ACCOMPLISH GREAT
  • 00:17:56.325 --> 00:18:01.597
  • THINGS.SO HE REACHES OUT AND HE TAKES
  • 00:18:01.630 --> 00:18:03.665
  • THIS AND I DON'T THINK THAT THEYCAME TO ATTACK HIM.
  • 00:18:03.699 --> 00:18:11.707
  • I THINK, WHEN THE SPIRIT OFTHE LORD CAME UPON HIM - WHAT
  • 00:18:11.740 --> 00:18:14.276
  • HAPPENED WHEN THE SPIRIT OFTHE LORD CAME UPON DAVID?
  • 00:18:14.309 --> 00:18:19.114
  • IT SAYS HE RAN OUTTO MEET GOLIATH.
  • 00:18:19.148 --> 00:18:21.783
  • WOULD YOU RUN TO FIGHT A GIANT?I THINK, WHEN THE SPIRIT OF THE
  • 00:18:21.817 --> 00:18:25.454
  • LORD CAME ON SAMSON - YOU'DTHINK, 'WELL, LOOK, THERE'S FIVE
  • 00:18:25.487 --> 00:18:28.157
  • THOUSAND OF THEM; THERE'S ONLYONE OF ME.
  • 00:18:28.190 --> 00:18:30.526
  • YOU KNOW, I'LL JUST FIND A ROCKFOR THE BACK, YOU KNOW, PROTECT
  • 00:18:30.559 --> 00:18:33.795
  • MYSELF AND SEE WHAT I CAN DO.'I THINK THEY WOULD HAVE FIRED
  • 00:18:33.829 --> 00:18:36.231
  • ARROWS AND THROWN SPEARS ATHIM AND IT WOULD HAVE BEEN A
  • 00:18:36.265 --> 00:18:38.400
  • DIFFERENT KIND OF BATTLE.I THINK HE PICKED IT UP AND HE
  • 00:18:38.433 --> 00:18:41.136
  • RAN IN AMONGST THEM WHERE THEYCOULDN'T THROW SPEARS
  • 00:18:41.170 --> 00:18:44.339
  • WITHOUT HITTING EACH OTHER.I THINK HIS MIND WAS GOING
  • 00:18:44.373 --> 00:18:47.609
  • LIKE HIGH-SPEED FILM.HAVE YOU EVER SEEN, YOU KNOW,
  • 00:18:47.643 --> 00:18:50.412
  • LIKE WHEN THEY TAKE THESE NATUREPICTURES AND IT SHOWS THE SEED
  • 00:18:50.445 --> 00:18:53.849
  • SLOWLY BREAK AND IT COMES UP OUTOF THE GROUND, AND THEY
  • 00:18:53.882 --> 00:18:57.586
  • SOMETIMES USE SPECIALPHOTOGRAPHY?
  • 00:18:57.619 --> 00:18:59.688
  • YOU EVER SEE WHEN THEY USEHIGH-SPEED FILM AND THEY SLOW
  • 00:18:59.721 --> 00:19:01.790
  • DOWN A BULLET WHENIT STRIKES SOMETHING?
  • 00:19:01.823 --> 00:19:05.561
  • I THINK SAMSON SUDDENLY BEGANTO LIVE IN A HIGH-SPEED REALM -
  • 00:19:05.594 --> 00:19:11.667
  • DIMENSION - AND ALL OF A SUDDEN,ALL OF THE PHILISTINES - HE
  • 00:19:11.700 --> 00:19:15.070
  • LOOKED OUT THERE AND THEYWERE GOING, 'OOOH NOOO, IT'S
  • 00:19:15.103 --> 00:19:18.473
  • SAAAMSOOON. WHAAAT'S HEEE GONNADOOO WITH THAAAT?'
  • 00:19:18.507 --> 00:19:23.545
  • BUT HIS MIND - I KNOW, THAT'S ANEXAGGERATION, BUT REALLY, I
  • 00:19:23.579 --> 00:19:26.081
  • THINK THAT SOMETHING LIKETHAT WAS HAPPENING.
  • 00:19:26.114 --> 00:19:28.050
  • BUT HIS MIND WAS GOING SO FASTTHAT HE JUST RAN IN AMONG THEM
  • 00:19:28.083 --> 00:19:32.521
  • BEFORE THEY COULD EVEN FIGUREOUT WHAT THEY WERE GOING TO DO.
  • 00:19:32.554 --> 00:19:35.657
  • AND, NOT ONLY DID THEY SAY ITWAS A JAWBONE - THIS IS A DRY
  • 00:19:35.691 --> 00:19:37.726
  • ONE - YOU KNOW, ACTUALLY, THISIS ONLY HALF OF ONE; THERE'S
  • 00:19:37.759 --> 00:19:40.295
  • ANOTHER JAW PIECE THAT COMES UPHERE THAT MAKES A REALLY GOOD
  • 00:19:40.329 --> 00:19:43.265
  • HANDLE - BUT IT WAS A FRESHJAWBONE, WHICH MEANT THAT IT WAS
  • 00:19:43.298 --> 00:19:46.501
  • VERY HARD. SO HE WENT AMONG THEMAND IT SAYS - HAVE YOU READ
  • 00:19:46.535 --> 00:19:51.373
  • THAT? IT SAYS HE SLAYS A THOU -I'M GOING TO PUT THAT THERE
  • 00:19:51.406 --> 00:19:54.543
  • WHERE YOU CAN SEE IT - HESLAYS A THOUSAND MEN.
  • 00:19:54.576 --> 00:19:59.615
  • HE SAID, "WITH THE JAWBONE OFA DONKEY, HEAPS UPON HEAPS.
  • 00:19:59.648 --> 00:20:03.585
  • AND SO IT WAS, WHEN HE HADFINISHED SPEAKING, THAT HE THREW
  • 00:20:03.619 --> 00:20:07.756
  • THE JAWBONE FROM HIS HAND, ANDCALLED THAT PLACE RAMATH LEHI."
  • 00:20:07.789 --> 00:20:14.329
  • NOW, ONE THING I WANT YOU TOREMEMBER: WHAT DOES SAMSON LOOK
  • 00:20:14.363 --> 00:20:18.467
  • LIKE?WHAT STANDS OUT ABOUT SAMSON?
  • 00:20:18.500 --> 00:20:22.304
  • -HIS HAIR.-HIS MUSCLES?
  • 00:20:22.337 --> 00:20:23.605
  • -HIS HAIR.-DOES IT SAY - SHOW ME THE
  • 00:20:23.639 --> 00:20:25.507
  • VERSE THAT SAMSON HAD BIGBICEPS.
  • 00:20:25.540 --> 00:20:28.644
  • IT DOESN'T SAY THAT. HE DID HAVELONG HAIR.
  • 00:20:28.677 --> 00:20:32.481
  • WHY?HE'S A NAZARITE.
  • 00:20:32.514 --> 00:20:34.983
  • WE TALKED ABOUT NAZARITES ANDTHERE'S TWO OR THREE THINGS
  • 00:20:35.017 --> 00:20:37.653
  • THEY'RE KNOWN FOR.ONE IS NOTHING FROM THE GRAPE.
  • 00:20:37.686 --> 00:20:42.991
  • WELL, IT SAYS THAT SAMSON HADALREADY GONE TO BANQUETS WITH
  • 00:20:43.025 --> 00:20:45.794
  • GRAPES AND HE ENDS UP HANGINGOUT IN A VALLEY OF GRAPES.
  • 00:20:45.827 --> 00:20:51.700
  • HE KILLED A LION IN A VINEYARD.HE'S NOT SUPPOSED
  • 00:20:51.733 --> 00:20:54.002
  • TO BE NEAR RAISINS.HE'S NOT FOLLOWING IT.
  • 00:20:54.036 --> 00:20:57.339
  • THE OTHER THING IS YOU'RE NOTSUPPOSED TO TOUCH A DEAD BODY.
  • 00:20:57.372 --> 00:21:00.342
  • NOT ONLY HAD HE KILLED A LOT OFPEOPLE, HE WENT AND TOOK HONEY
  • 00:21:00.375 --> 00:21:03.979
  • OUT OF THE CARCASS OF A LIONAND, NOW, HE'S HANGING ONTO AN
  • 00:21:04.012 --> 00:21:08.150
  • UNCLEAN JAWBONE.SO WHEN HE THROWS THAT FROM HIS
  • 00:21:08.183 --> 00:21:12.554
  • HAND, IT'S LIKE HE WENT, 'HERE IGO AGAIN.' BUT IN SPITE OF HIS
  • 00:21:12.587 --> 00:21:18.126
  • WEAKNESS, GOD WAS ABLE TO USEHIM.
  • 00:21:18.160 --> 00:21:20.929
  • NOW THAT, I THINK, ISA VERY IMPORTANT POINT.
  • 00:21:20.962 --> 00:21:23.598
  • HOW MANY OF YOU SOMETIMES THINK,'I'D LIKE TO WORK FOR THE LORD
  • 00:21:23.632 --> 00:21:25.701
  • BUT I'M JUST NOT WORTHY.' 'I'DLIKE TO GIVE BIBLE STUDIES BUT
  • 00:21:25.734 --> 00:21:29.771
  • THERE'S SO MUCH I DON'T KNOW.''I'D LIKE TO REACH OTHERS BUT,
  • 00:21:29.805 --> 00:21:32.708
  • YOU KNOW, I DOUBT HOW THOROUGHLYCONVERTED I AM.' HAVE YOU EVER
  • 00:21:32.741 --> 00:21:36.378
  • THOUGHT THAT BEFORE?I'M A PASTOR, I'VE THOUGHT IT.
  • 00:21:36.411 --> 00:21:39.915
  • AND THEN I'M ENCOURAGED WHEN IREAD WHERE JESUS SENT THE TWELVE
  • 00:21:39.948 --> 00:21:44.019
  • APOSTLES OUT PREACHING AND THEYCAME BACK FROM PREACHING AND
  • 00:21:44.052 --> 00:21:48.023
  • THEY SAID, 'LORD, EVEN THEDEVILS WERE SUBJECT UNTO US AND
  • 00:21:48.056 --> 00:21:50.892
  • WE SAW GREAT MIRACLESHAPPENING.
  • 00:21:50.926 --> 00:21:53.929
  • AND THE, YOU KNOW, SICK WEREHEALED AND THE DEAD WERE RAISED
  • 00:21:53.962 --> 00:21:57.666
  • AND' - IT TELLS ABOUT ALL KINDSOF THINGS THE APOSTLES DID.
  • 00:21:57.699 --> 00:22:01.036
  • AND THEN JESUS SAYS, TO PEOPLELIKE PETER, "...SATAN HAS
  • 00:22:01.069 --> 00:22:05.807
  • DESIRED TO HAVE YOU, THAT HE MAYSIFT YOU AS WHEAT: BUT I HAVE
  • 00:22:05.841 --> 00:22:08.577
  • PRAYED FOR THEE, THAT THY FAITHFAIL NOT: AND WHEN THOU ART
  • 00:22:08.610 --> 00:22:11.046
  • CONVERTED, STRENGTHENTHY BRETHREN."
  • 00:22:11.079 --> 00:22:13.749
  • WHEN YOU'RE CONVERTED?YOU MEAN GOD IS ABLE TO USE
  • 00:22:13.782 --> 00:22:17.919
  • SOMEBODY THAT MAY NOT BE AHUNDRED PERCENT CONVERTED?
  • 00:22:17.953 --> 00:22:21.757
  • HUH?WERE THE DISCIPLES ARGUING AMONG
  • 00:22:21.790 --> 00:22:24.826
  • THEMSELVES WHICH OF THEM WAS THEGREATEST? CAN I SUBMIT TO YOU
  • 00:22:24.860 --> 00:22:29.131
  • THAT FIGHTING IN GOD'S BATTLESWITH THE TOOLS THAT YOU HAVE MAY
  • 00:22:29.164 --> 00:22:33.935
  • BE PART OF YOUR CONVERSIONPROCESS? DON'T WAIT UNTIL YOU
  • 00:22:33.969 --> 00:22:38.039
  • FEEL LIKE YOU'RE PERFECTLY CLEANAND YOU CAN DO EVERYTHING RIGHT
  • 00:22:38.073 --> 00:22:41.910
  • OR YOU MAY NEVER DO ANYTHING.WHEN YOU KNOW SOMETHING IS GOD'S
  • 00:22:41.943 --> 00:22:45.247
  • WILL, YOU STEP OUT IN FAITH ANDYOU DO WHAT YOU DO KNOW.
  • 00:22:45.280 --> 00:22:49.084
  • THE DEVIL WILL ALWAYS TELLYOU THAT YOU ARE NOT WORTHY.
  • 00:22:49.117 --> 00:22:54.823
  • SO, HE THROWS THEJAWBONE FROM HIM.
  • 00:22:54.856 --> 00:22:58.493
  • FINALLY, AFTER HE WINS THISBATTLE - SAMUEL IS STILL YOUNG -
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  • HOPHNI AND PHINEHAS AND ELI HADDIED, BUT SAMUEL WAS STILL
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  • PRETTY YOUNG WHEN THAT HAPPENED,SO THEY SORT OF LOOKED TO SAMSON
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  • TO BE THEIR GENERAL.HE HELD OFF - FOR TWENTY YEARS
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  • HE WAS ABLE TO STAVE OFF THEATTACKS OF THE PHILISTINES.
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  • THEY PROBABLY DIDN'T HAVE TO PAYTAXES DURING THAT TIME, THEY HAD
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  • SOME FREEDOM AND INDEPENDENCE,BUT AFTER TWENTY YEARS WENT BY,
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  • THEY BEGAN TO, SORT OF, TRADEAGAIN WITH THE PHILISTINES AND
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  • THEY STARTED TO GETINVOLVED WITH THEM AGAIN.
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  • YOU KNOW, I EXPECT TO SEESAMSON IN THE KINGDOM.
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  • HAVE YOU READ, IN HEBREWSCHAPTER 11, IN SPITE OF HIS
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  • WEAKNESS, "AND WHATMORE SHALL I SAY?"
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  • - HEBREWS 11:32 - "FOR THE TIMEWOULD FAIL ME TO TELL OF GIDEON
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  • AND BARAK AND SAMSON ANDJEPHTHAH, ALSO OF DAVID AND
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  • SAMUEL AND THE PROPHETS: WHOTHROUGH FAITH SUBDUED KINGDOMS,
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  • WORKED RIGHTEOUSNESS, OBTAINEDPROMISES, STOPPED THE MOUTHS OF
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  • LIONS," - NOT ONLY DID DANIELAND DAVID DO THAT, SAMSON DID IT
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  • TOO - "QUENCHED THE VIOLENCEOF FIRE," - LIKE SHADRACH,
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  • MESHACH, AND ABEDNEGO - "OUTOF WEAKNESS WERE MADE STRONG,
  • 00:24:04.526 --> 00:24:09.231
  • BECAME VALIANT IN BATTLE, TURNEDTO FLIGHT THE ARMIES OF THE
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  • ALIENS."YOU KNOW, THE BIBLE SAYS MOSES
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  • SAID, 'HOW CAN ONE OF YOU CHASEA THOUSAND?'
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  • IT'S INTERESTING HE USED THENUMBER ONE AGAINST A THOUSAND.
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  • DID SAMSON CHASE A THOUSAND?WHY? BECAUSE GOD'S SPIRIT CAME
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  • UPON HIM.THE BIBLE SAYS, IN THE LAST
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  • DAYS, MANY PLAGUES ARE GOING TOBE AROUND, BUT IT SAYS, 'NO
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  • PLAGUE WILL COME NIGH UNTO YOURDWELLING.
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  • A THOUSAND MAY FALL AT YOUR SIDEAND TEN THOUSAND AT YOUR RIGHT
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  • HAND, BUT IT WILL NOTCOME NIGH UNTO THEE.
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  • ONLY WITH YOUR EYES WILL YOU SEEAND BEHOLD THE DESTRUCTION OF
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  • THE WICKED.' I WANT TO HAVE THESPIRIT OF THE LORD, DON'T YOU?
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