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Last Days Living Part 2

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October 20, 2020
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As we’ve seen in this series; our country is declining steadily. But even if she were to recover one day; fulfilled prophecies remind us the return of Christ is near that life; as we know it; will soon draw to a close. How are we to live in light of this knowledge? Dr. Robert Jeffress points us to three biblical commands to follow to ensure America’s last days are our best days.

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  • ♪ MUSIC
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  • [ANNOUNER] FROM THE PULPIT OFTHE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
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  • OF DALLAS TEXAS, THISIS PATHWAY TO VICTORY
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  • WITH DR. ROBERT JEFFRESS.
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  • HI, I'M ROBERT JEFFRESSAND WELCOME AGAIN
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  • TO PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
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  • NO ONE KNOWS FOR CERTAINWHEN CHRIST WILL RETURN.
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  • IT COULD BE NEXT WEEK, IT COULDBE A THOUSAND YEARS FROM NOW
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  • BUT ONE THING IS CERTAIN,WE ARE 2000 YEARS CLOSER
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  • TO CHRIST'S RETURN THAN THEAPOSTLES WERE WHEN JESUS
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  • FIRST TOLD THEMOF WHAT WAS COMING
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  • AND TODAY I WANT TOSHOW YOU WHY CHRISTIANS
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  • SHOULD NOT VIEW THE NEEDWITH FEAR BUT WITH HOPE,
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  • COURAGE AND BOLDNESS.
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  • MY MESSAGE IS TITLED"LAST DAYS LIVING"
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  • ON TODAY'S EDITION OFPATHWAY TO VICTORY.
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  • ♪ MUSIC
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  • ♪ THERE IS POWER
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  • ♪ IN THE NAME OF JESUS
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  • ♪ THERE IS POWER
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  • ♪ IN THE NAME OF JESUS
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  • ♪ THERE IS POWER
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  • ♪ IN THE NAME OF JESUS
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  • ♪ TO BREAK EVERY CHAIN,BREAK EVERY CHAIN ♪
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  • ♪ BREAK EVERY CHAIN
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  • ♪ THERE IS POWER
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  • ♪ IN THE NAME OF JESUS
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  • ♪ STRONG
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  • ♪ JESUS
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  • ♪ TO BREAK EVERY CHAIN
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  • ♪ BREAK EVERY CHAIN
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  • ♪ BREAK EVERY CHAIN
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  • ♪ THERE'S AN ARMY RISING UP
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  • ♪ THERE'S AN ARMY RISING UP
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  • ♪ THERE'S AN ARMY RISING UP
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  • ♪ TO BREAK EVERY CHAIN
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  • ♪ BREAK EVERY CHAIN
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  • ♪ BREAK EVERY CHAIN
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  • ♪ BREAK EVERY CHAIN
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  • ♪ BREAK EVERY CHAIN
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  • ♪ BREAK EVERY CHAIN
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  • ♪ THERE'S AN ARMY RISING UP
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  • ♪ HE'S RISING UP, RISING UP
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  • ♪ THERE'S AN ARMY RISING UP
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  • ♪ HIS NAME IS JESUS
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  • ♪ THERE'S AN ARMY
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  • ♪ THE POWER OF LORD
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  • ♪ RISING UP
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  • ♪ COME LORD
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  • ♪ COME LORD
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  • ♪ WE NEED YOU TODAY
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  • ♪ TO BREAK EVERY CHAIN
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  • ♪ BREAK EVERY CHAIN
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  • ♪ BREAK EVERY CHAIN
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  • ♪ MY LORD, WE NEEDYOU RIGHT NOW ♪
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  • ♪ BREAK EVERY CHAIN
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  • ♪ RIGHT HERE RIGHT NOW
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  • ♪ BREAK EVERY CHAIN
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  • ♪ TO BREAK EVERY CHAIN
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  • ♪ OH LORD, HALLELUJAH
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  • (APPLAUSE)
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  • AMERICA IS IN THE MIDST OFCRITICAL EVENTS THE LIKES
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  • OF WHICH WE'VE NEVER SEENBEFORE. IN THESE INCREASINGLY
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  • DIVIDED TIMES LEADING UPTO THE 2020 ELECTION,
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  • NOW MORE THAN EVER WENEED TO JOIN TOGETHER
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  • AND PRAY FOR AMERICA. FROMBEST -SELLING AUTHOR,
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  • DR. ROBERT JEFFRESS, COMES"PRAYING FOR AMERICA,"
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  • A COLLECTION OF 40INSPIRATIONAL STORIES
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  • AND 40 INTENTIONAL PRAYERSFOR OUR GREAT NATION.
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  • REQUEST "PRAYING FOR AMERICA"BY DR. ROBERT JEFFRESS
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  • WHEN YOU GIVE AGENEROUS GIFT TO SUPPORT
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  • THE MINISTRY OF PATHWAYTO VICTORY TODAY.
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  • ♪ MUSIC
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  • I WANT YOU TO TURN OVERTO ACTS 5 FOR JUST A MOMENT,
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  • ACTS 5 TELLS USHOW TO RESPOND
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  • IN TIMES OFPERSECUTION.
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  • YOU REMEMBER THE APOSTLEPETER AND THE APOSTLES
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  • WERE BROUGHT BEFORETHE JEWISH HIGH PRIEST
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  • AND THEY WERE CONDEMNEDBECAUSE THEY HAD REFUSED
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  • TO QUIT PREACHING THEGOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST
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  • AND IN ACTS 5:28 TO 29,LUKE RECORDS
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  • THIS ACCOUNT, HE SAID,"THE HIGH PRIEST SAID,
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  • "WE GAVE YOU STRICT ORDERSNOT TO CONTINUE TEACHING
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  • "IN THIS NAME," THATIS THE NAME OF JESUS
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  • "AND YET YOU HAVE FILLEDJERUSALEM WITH YOUR TEACHING
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  • "AND INTEND TO BRINGTHIS MAN'S BLOOD UPON US,
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  • "BUT PETER AND THEAPOSTLES ANSWERED AND SAID,
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  • "WE MUST OBEY GODRATHER THAN MEN."
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  • PETER'S RESPONSE TOTHESE GOVERNING OFFICIALS
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  • I THINK GIVES US THREEIMPORTANT INSIGHTS
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  • ABOUT HOW WE NEED TO REACTWHEN WE ARE THREATENED
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  • WITH PERSECUTION FOR OURCONVICTIONS, NUMBER ONE,
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  • PICK YOUR BATTLES CAREFULLY,NOW PETER DIDN'T HAVE
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  • ANY CHOICE BUT TO OBEYCHRIST, SIMILARLY,
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  • WHEN WE'RE ORDEREDTO KEEP SILENT
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  • ABOUT OUR FAITH IN JESUS CHRIST,
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  • WE HAVE NO CHOICE BUT TODISOBEY GOVERNING AUTHORITIES
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  • BUT THERE'S SOME TIMESTHAT WE DO HAVE A CHOICE
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  • SO PICK YOUR BATTLESCAREFULLY, SECONDLY,
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  • DEMONSTRATE RESPECTWHEN YOU DISOBEY,
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  • DEMONSTRATE RESPECT,YOU SEE THIS IN PETER,
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  • YOU KNOW, WHEN THE SANHEDRIN,THE JEWISH AUTHORITIES
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  • SAID TO HIM, DO NOTPREACH CHRIST ANY LONGER,
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  • HE DIDN'T SAY, I'M NOTGOING TO LISTEN TO YOU BUNCH
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  • OF CHRIST KILLERS, YOU CAN GOJUMP IN THE LAKE OF GALILEE.
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  • HE DIDN'T RESPOND THAT WAY,INSTEAD, HE SAID POLITELY
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  • BUT FIRMLY, WE MUST OBEYGOD, RATHER THAN MEN.
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  • YOU KNOW, PETER WAS SIMPLYEMULATING THE RESPONSE
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  • OF JESUS HIMSELF, IN1 PETER 2:21, PETER SAID
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  • "AND WHILE BEING REVILED,JESUS DID NOT REVILE IN RETURN.
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  • "WHILE SUFFERING, HEUTTERED NO THREATS
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  • "BUT HE KEPT ENTRUSTING HIMSELF
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  • "TO THE ONE WHOJUDGES RIGHTEOUSLY."
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  • IN THESE LAST DAYS,I THINK CHRISTIANS
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  • ARE GOING TO BE CHALLENGED TOCOURAGEOUSLY STAND AGAINST THOSE
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  • WHO DELIBERATELY ANDSOMETIMES JUST INNOCENTLY
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  • ATTEMPT TO AGGRAVATE OURCONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS,
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  • BUT IN DOING SO AND PUSHINGBACK AGAINST THESE PEOPLE
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  • WHO ARE TRYING TOCURTAIL OUR RIGHTS,
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  • IT'S IMPORTANT THAT WE NOTACT LIKE JERKS IN THE PROCESS.
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  • NUMBER THREE, BE PREPAREDTO SUFFER THE CONSEQUENCES
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  • FOR DISOBEDIENCE, I'MAMAZED THAT WHEN CHRISTIANS
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  • BOLDLY STAND UP FORTHEIR CONVICTIONS,
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  • THEY'RE SURPRISEDWHEN THEY GET PUNISHED
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  • FOR THEIR ACTIONS, LISTEN, JUSTBECAUSE YOU DISPLAY COURAGE
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  • DOESN'T EXEMPT YOUFROM PERSECUTION,
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  • IT PROBABLY GUARANTEES IT.
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  • I MEAN, THINK ABOUT IT,DANIEL DID HAVE TO SPEND
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  • A NIGHT IN THE LION'S DEN,JESUS CHRIST WAS EXECUTED
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  • BECAUSE HE REFUSED TOGIVE IN TO THE DEMANDS
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  • THAT HE DENY HIS MESSIAHSHIPAND WHAT HAPPENED
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  • TO PETER AND THE APOSTLESWHEN THEY BOLDLY SAID,
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  • WE MUST OBEY GODRATHER THAN MEN?
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  • LOOK AT VERSES 40-41OF ACTS 5,
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  • "AND SO THEY FLOGGED THEAPOSTLES AND THEY ORDERED THEM
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  • "NOT TO SPEAK IN THE NAME OFJESUS AND THEN RELEASED THEM.
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  • "AND SO THEY WENT ON THEIRWAY FROM THE PRESENCE
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  • "OF THE COUNCIL, REJOICINGTHAT THEY HAD BEEN CONSIDERED
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  • "WORTHY TO SUFFER FOR HIS NAME."
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  • IF YOU INDEED HAVETO SUFFER PERSECUTION
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  • FOR STANDING UP FOR YOURBELIEFS, DON'T WHINE ABOUT IT,
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  • DON'T CRY ABOUT IT, DOWHAT PETER DID AND COUNT IT
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  • A JOY TO SUFFER INTHE NAME OF CHRIST.
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  • PAUL SAID IN THESE LASTDAYS, WE ARE TO BE HOPEFUL,
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  • WE'RE TO BE COURAGEOUS, THIRDLY,WE NEED TO BE PRODUCTIVE,
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  • NOTICE HOW HE CLOSES THISTHREE POINT ADMONITION,
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  • HE SAYS, "BE STEADFAST,IMMOVABLE, ALWAYS ABOUNDING
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  • "IN THE WORK OF THE LORD,KNOWING THAT YOUR TOIL
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  • "IS NOT IN VAIN," THAT WORDABOUNDING IS A GREEK WORD
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  • THAT REFERS TO A RIVERTHAT OVERFLOWS ITS BANKS.
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  • WHAT PAUL IS SAYING IS THEKNOWLEDGE THAT EITHER CHRIST
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  • IS COMING OR YOU AREGOING OUT TO CAUSE YOU
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  • TO TURN ON THE AFTERBURNERSIN YOUR WORK FOR GOD.
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  • YOU OUGHT TO BE EXCEEDING,GOING OVER THE BOUNDARIES
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  • OF WHAT IS REQUIRED, JUSTOUT OF YOUR EXCITEMENT
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  • OF WHAT WAITS YOU IN THEFUTURE, YOU KNOW, I DON'T KNOW
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  • IF YOU'RE LIKE ME BUT MYMOST PRODUCTIVE WORKDAY
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  • IN THE WHOLE YEAR IS THE DAYBEFORE I LEAVE ON VACATION.
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  • ARE YOU LIKE THAT?
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  • I MEAN, THE DAY BEFORE ILEAVE ON VACATION, MAN,
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  • I KNOW I'M GETTING READYTO LEAVE AND I HAVE TO GET
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  • ALL OF THESE THINGS INORDER AND JUST THE KNOWLEDGE
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  • I'M GETTING READY TO SPENDSOME DAYS DOING NOTHING
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  • EXCEPT FOR WHAT I WANT TO,IT GIVES ME EXTRA ENERGY
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  • TO PLOW THROUGH THE LIST OFTHINGS THAT I NEED TO DO,
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  • BY THE WAY, MY ASSISTANTCAROLYN'S LEAST FAVORITE DAY
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  • OF THE YEAR IS THE DAYBEFORE MY VACATION,
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  • BUT THAT'S ANOTHER STORY,
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  • THE KNOWLEDGE THATTHERE IS SOMETHING
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  • GREAT THAT AWAITS ME GIVESME ENERGY TO WORK EXTRA HARD
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  • AND THAT'S WHATPAUL IS SAYING HERE.
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  • THE FACT THAT WE KNOW THATEITHER CHRIST IS COMING
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  • OR WE'RE LEAVING OUGHTTO CAUSE US TO ABOUND
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  • IN THE WORK OF THE LORDAND THAT MEANS WE LIVE
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  • IN THREE SPECIFIC WAYS.
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  • WRITE DOWN THESEWORDS, FIRST OF ALL,
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  • THAT MEANS WE ENGAGE INOFFENSIVE LIVING, OFFENSIVE
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  • LIVING. I USED TO LIVE ON THEBORDER BETWEEN TEXAS AND
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  • OKLAHOMA. THAT BORDER WASSEPARATED BY THE RED RIVER,
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  • THE TERM RIVER IS ANOVER GENEROUS TERM.
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  • IT'S NOT A RIVER,
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  • IT'S MORE LIKE A CREEK BEDOR SOMETIMES IF IT RAINS
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  • A SWAMP BUT ALL THE MANYTIMES I DROVE OVER THE BORDER
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  • TO OKLAHOMA, I DON'TEVER REMEMBER HAVING
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  • TO GET OUT OF MY CARAND GO TO HIGHER GROUND
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  • BECAUSE THAT RIVER WASOVERFLOWING ITS BANKS.
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  • IT JUST NEVER HAPPENED.
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  • BUT YOU'VE SEEN CASESLIKE THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER
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  • WHERE THAT HAS HAPPENED,WHERE THE RIVER GOES ON
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  • THE OFFENSIVE AND ITSTARTS CHASING PEOPLE,
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  • CAUSING THEM TO ABANDONTHEIR HOME AND THEIR CARS,
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  • WELL, THAT'S THE PICTURE HERE.
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  • GOD WANTS US AS CHRISTIANSNOT TO BE ON THE DEFENSIVE,
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  • BUT WE ARE TO BE ON THEOFFENSIVE, DO YOU REMEMBER
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  • JESUS'S WORDS ABOUT THECHURCH IN THE DAYS PRECEDING
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  • HIS RETURN, HE SAID INMATTHEW 16:18,
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  • "UPON THIS ROCK IWILL BUILD MY CHURCH
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  • "AND THE GATES OF HADESWILL NOT OVERPOWER IT."
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  • I'VE SAID THIS BEFORE,BUT MOST CHRISTIANS
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  • MISINTERPRET THAT VERSE.
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  • THEY THINK THIS IS APICTURE OF THE CHURCH
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  • BEHIND THE GATES TRYING TOSURVIVE SATAN'S BATTERING RAM
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  • THAT'S TRYING TO OVERTAKEUS, THAT'S NOT WHAT THE VERSE
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  • IS SAYING, IT'S NOT THE CHURCHTHAT'S BEHIND THE GATES,
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  • IT'S THE GATES OF HADES,IT IS SATAN AND HIS MINIONS
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  • BEHIND THAT GATE WHO ARETRYING TO SURVIVE THE ATTACK
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  • OF THE CHURCH.
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  • WE'RE THE ONES ON THEOFFENSIVE, WE'RE THE ONES TRYING
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  • TO RETAKE WHAT RIGHTFULLYBELONGS TO GOD AND HIS SON,
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  • THE LORD JESUS CHRIST ANDTHOSE OF US WHO WERE LIVING
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  • IN THE AGE IMMEDIATELY PRECEDINGTHE RETURN OF JESUS CHRIST
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  • WE REPRESENT THE FIRST WAVEOF FORCES THAT GOD HAS SENT
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  • TO THIS PLANET TO SOFTEN UPTHIS WORLD TO PAVE THE WAY
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  • FOR THE RETURN OF JESUSCHRIST AND THE RECLAMATION
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  • OF THE WORLD FOR GODAND THAT MEANS WE HAVE
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  • AN OPPORTUNITY TO STRIKEA BLOW AGAINST THE ENEMY,
  • 00:11:32.615 --> 00:11:35.451
  • AN OPPORTUNITY WE SHOULD TAKEEVERY TIME IT IS PRESENTED.
  • 00:11:35.484 --> 00:11:39.555
  • DO YOU REALIZE THAT EVERYTIME YOU LEAD SOMEONE
  • 00:11:39.588 --> 00:11:42.224
  • TO A SAVING FAITH IN CHRIST,YOU HAVE RESCUED SOMEONE
  • 00:11:42.258 --> 00:11:45.761
  • FROM THE ENEMY'S CAMP
  • 00:11:45.795 --> 00:11:47.062
  • AND RELEASED SATAN'SGRIP ON THIS WORLD
  • 00:11:47.096 --> 00:11:49.532
  • JUST BY A LITTLE BIT MORE?
  • 00:11:49.565 --> 00:11:51.534
  • EVERY TIME YOU SPEAK ANENCOURAGING AND AFFIRMING WORD
  • 00:11:51.567 --> 00:11:54.270
  • TO ANOTHER CHRISTIAN, YOUENCOURAGE ONE OF OUR OWN TROOPS,
  • 00:11:54.303 --> 00:11:57.239
  • GIVING HIM THE STRENGTHTO CONTINUE HIS FIGHT.
  • 00:11:57.273 --> 00:12:01.410
  • EVERY TIME YOU PUBLICLYGIVE CREDIT TO GOD
  • 00:12:01.443 --> 00:12:04.346
  • FOR SOMETHING HE HAS DONEIN YOUR LIFE, YOU REFUTE
  • 00:12:04.380 --> 00:12:07.349
  • SATAN'S LIE THAT THEREIS NO GOD AND YOU THEREBY
  • 00:12:07.383 --> 00:12:10.953
  • BREAK THE SPELL THAT HEHAS CAST OVER THIS WORLD.
  • 00:12:10.986 --> 00:12:14.490
  • EVERY TIME YOU REFUSE TOSURRENDER AN AREA OF YOUR LIFE
  • 00:12:14.523 --> 00:12:17.593
  • TO SATAN, YOU DRIVEANOTHER STAKE IN HIS PLAN
  • 00:12:17.626 --> 00:12:20.563
  • AND YOU THROW HIM INTO CHAOS.
  • 00:12:20.596 --> 00:12:23.332
  • JUST AS AN OVERFLOWINGRIVER AFFECTS EVERYTHING
  • 00:12:23.365 --> 00:12:26.235
  • IN ITS PATH, FOLLOWERS OFCHRIST ARE TO PROACTIVELY
  • 00:12:26.268 --> 00:12:29.371
  • PUT SATAN AND HISMINIONS ON THE RUN.
  • 00:12:29.405 --> 00:12:32.641
  • WE'RE TO LIVE OFFENSIVELY,OFFENSIVE LIVING.
  • 00:12:32.675 --> 00:12:35.211
  • SECONDLY, CONTINUOUS LIVING.
  • 00:12:35.244 --> 00:12:38.180
  • NOTICE WHAT PAUL SAYS,WE ARE TO BE ALWAYS
  • 00:12:38.214 --> 00:12:42.117
  • ABOUNDING IN THEWORK OF THE LORD.
  • 00:12:42.151 --> 00:12:44.587
  • UNDERLINE THAT WORD ALWAYS.
  • 00:12:44.620 --> 00:12:46.889
  • DO YOU KNOW WHAT THESINGLE GREATEST ROADBLOCK
  • 00:12:46.922 --> 00:12:49.491
  • TO FULFILLING THIS COMMAND IS?
  • 00:12:49.525 --> 00:12:51.694
  • IT IS A WORD THAT ISWORSHIPED IN OUR CULTURE.
  • 00:12:51.727 --> 00:12:55.898
  • IT'S THE WORD RETIREMENT.
  • 00:12:55.931 --> 00:13:00.302
  • YOU KNOW WHAT THE IDEABEHIND RETIREMENT IS?
  • 00:13:00.336 --> 00:13:02.204
  • YOU WORK YOURSELF TODEATH FOR 30 OR 40 YEARS.
  • 00:13:02.238 --> 00:13:04.974
  • SO THAT YOU CAN HAVEENOUGH MONEY TO SPEND
  • 00:13:05.007 --> 00:13:07.409
  • THE LAST 15 OR 20 YEARS OFYOUR LIFE DOING ABSOLUTELY
  • 00:13:07.443 --> 00:13:10.713
  • NOTHING BUTENTERTAINING YOURSELF.
  • 00:13:10.746 --> 00:13:14.750
  • SOMEONE DESCRIBEDRETIREMENT THIS WAY.
  • 00:13:14.783 --> 00:13:17.219
  • SINCE I RETIRED FROM LIFE'SCOMPETITION, EACH DAY
  • 00:13:17.253 --> 00:13:20.456
  • IS FILLED WITHCOMPLETE REPETITION.
  • 00:13:20.489 --> 00:13:23.058
  • I GET OFF EACH MORNINGAND DUST OFF MY WITS,
  • 00:13:23.092 --> 00:13:25.294
  • GO PICK UP THE PAPERAND READ THE OBITS.
  • 00:13:25.327 --> 00:13:27.730
  • IF MY NAME ISN'T THERE,I KNOW I'M NOT DEAD,
  • 00:13:27.763 --> 00:13:29.865
  • SO I GET A GOOD BREAKFASTAND GO BACK TO BED.
  • 00:13:29.899 --> 00:13:32.701
  • (AUDIENCE LAUGHS)
  • 00:13:32.735 --> 00:13:34.336
  • UNFORTUNATELY, THAT'S THEWAY TOO MANY PEOPLE LIVE.
  • 00:13:34.370 --> 00:13:38.440
  • GOD NEVER MEANT FOR YOUTO SPEND THE FINAL THIRD
  • 00:13:38.474 --> 00:13:41.176
  • OF YOUR LIFEENTERTAINING YOURSELF.
  • 00:13:41.210 --> 00:13:44.079
  • YOU LOOK IN THE BIBLE,THERE IS NO WORD RETIREMENT
  • 00:13:44.113 --> 00:13:47.149
  • IN THE BIBLE, THERE ISNOT ONE MAN OR WOMAN
  • 00:13:47.182 --> 00:13:49.885
  • WHO IS A SERVANT OFGOD WHO EVER RETIRED,
  • 00:13:49.919 --> 00:13:53.822
  • WHO TRADED IN HIS MINISTRYFOR A PENSION CHECK
  • 00:13:53.856 --> 00:13:55.391
  • AND ALTHOUGH YOU MAY NOTCONTINUE WORKING AT THE SAME
  • 00:13:55.424 --> 00:13:57.660
  • VOCATION YOU'VE WORKEDAT ALL OF YOUR LIFE,
  • 00:13:57.693 --> 00:13:59.828
  • THAT DOESN'T MEANTHAT YOU QUIT LIVING
  • 00:13:59.862 --> 00:14:02.064
  • A PRODUCTIVE LIFE, EVENIF YOU CHOOSE TO LEAVE
  • 00:14:02.097 --> 00:14:05.401
  • YOUR PRESENT VOCATION, PAULSAYS, YOU NEED TO ALWAYS
  • 00:14:05.434 --> 00:14:10.139
  • BE ABOUNDING, OVERFLOWINGIN THE WORK OF THE LORD.
  • 00:14:10.172 --> 00:14:16.045
  • IN HIS BOOK THIS ONE THINGI DO, FRANKLIN GRAHAM
  • 00:14:16.078 --> 00:14:19.014
  • RELATES THE STORYOF CHARLES MCCOY
  • 00:14:19.048 --> 00:14:20.649
  • WHO PASTORED A BAPTIST CHURCHIN OYSTER BAY NEW YORK.
  • 00:14:20.683 --> 00:14:24.787
  • AT THE AGE OF 72, MCCOY'SDENOMINATION REQUIRED
  • 00:14:24.820 --> 00:14:28.490
  • THAT HE RETIRE, YOU KNOW,USING THAT RIDICULOUS POLICY,
  • 00:14:28.524 --> 00:14:32.094
  • MOSES WOULD'VE BEENDISQUALIFIED FROM BEING
  • 00:14:32.127 --> 00:14:34.296
  • THE LEADER OF THE EXODUSBECAUSE HE WAS AGE 80
  • 00:14:34.330 --> 00:14:36.398
  • WHEN HE DID THAT.
  • 00:14:36.432 --> 00:14:38.600
  • WHAT A STUPID POLICY.
  • 00:14:38.634 --> 00:14:39.802
  • BUT ANYWAY, MCCOYWAS FORCED TO RETIRE.
  • 00:14:39.835 --> 00:14:41.570
  • HE WAS UNDERSTANDABLY DEPRESSED.
  • 00:14:41.603 --> 00:14:43.806
  • HE SAID, I JUST LAYON MY BED THINKING
  • 00:14:43.839 --> 00:14:45.741
  • THAT MY LIFE'S OVER AND I REALLYHAVEN'T DONE ANYTHING YET.
  • 00:14:45.774 --> 00:14:49.044
  • I'VE BEEN A PASTOR OF THISCHURCH FOR SO MANY YEARS
  • 00:14:49.078 --> 00:14:51.447
  • AND NOBODY REALLY WANTS ME MUCH,WHAT HAVE I DONE FOR CHRIST
  • 00:14:51.480 --> 00:14:54.850
  • HE WONDERED, THE FOLLOWINGWEEK, HE MET A PASTOR
  • 00:14:54.883 --> 00:14:57.619
  • FROM INDIA AND IMPULSIVELYASKED HIM TO PREACH
  • 00:14:57.653 --> 00:15:00.389
  • IN HIS CHURCH, AFTER THESERVICE, THE INDIAN PASTOR
  • 00:15:00.422 --> 00:15:03.525
  • INVITED MCCOY TO COME TOPREACH FOR HIM IN INDIA.
  • 00:15:03.559 --> 00:15:08.097
  • MCCOY EXPLAINED THAT HEWAS BEING FORCED TO RETIRE
  • 00:15:08.130 --> 00:15:10.532
  • BECAUSE OF HIS AGE ANDWAS PLANNING TO MOVE
  • 00:15:10.566 --> 00:15:12.468
  • TO A RETIREMENT HOME IN FLORIDA.
  • 00:15:12.501 --> 00:15:14.236
  • HOWEVER, THIS INDIAN PASTOREXPLAINED THAT IN HIS COUNTRY
  • 00:15:14.269 --> 00:15:17.473
  • MEN WITH WHITE HAIRWERE RESPECTED.
  • 00:15:17.506 --> 00:15:20.509
  • MCCOY PRAYED ABOUT IT ANDFINALLY ACCEPTED THE INVITATION.
  • 00:15:20.542 --> 00:15:24.013
  • HE SOLD OR GAVE AWAYMOST OF HIS BELONGINGS
  • 00:15:24.046 --> 00:15:26.615
  • EXCEPT FOR THOSE THATWOULD FIT INTO A TRUNK.
  • 00:15:26.648 --> 00:15:29.385
  • HE BOOKED A ONE WAYTICKET TO INDIA,
  • 00:15:29.418 --> 00:15:31.520
  • NEVER HAVING TRAVELED OUTOF THE UNITED STATES BEFORE.
  • 00:15:31.553 --> 00:15:35.124
  • UPON HIS ARRIVAL INBOMBAY, MCCOY DISCOVERED
  • 00:15:35.157 --> 00:15:37.993
  • THAT HIS TRUNK CONTAININGHIS BELONGINGS HAD BEEN LOST.
  • 00:15:38.027 --> 00:15:41.430
  • ALL HE HAD WERE THECLOTHES HE WAS WEARING,
  • 00:15:41.463 --> 00:15:43.565
  • HIS PASSPORT, WALLET AND THEADDRESS OF SOME MISSIONARIES
  • 00:15:43.599 --> 00:15:47.336
  • IN BOMBAY HE HADCLIPPED FROM A MAGAZINE.
  • 00:15:47.369 --> 00:15:50.739
  • HE BOARDED A BUS TOVISIT THE MISSIONARIES.
  • 00:15:50.773 --> 00:15:53.375
  • WHILE ON THE BUS, BOTH HISWALLET AND PASSPORT WERE STOLEN.
  • 00:15:53.409 --> 00:15:56.912
  • WHEN HE FINALLY ARRIVEDAT THE MISSIONARY'S HOME,
  • 00:15:56.945 --> 00:16:00.315
  • THEY HAD NO IDEA WHOHE WAS, FURTHERMORE,
  • 00:16:00.349 --> 00:16:04.053
  • MCCOY DISCOVERED THATTHE INDIAN PASTOR
  • 00:16:04.086 --> 00:16:07.356
  • WHO HAD INVITED HIM WASBACK IN THE UNITED STATES
  • 00:16:07.389 --> 00:16:09.958
  • AND HAD NO PLANS TOEVER RETURN TO INDIA.
  • 00:16:09.992 --> 00:16:13.028
  • BUT MCCOY BELIEVED GOD HADLED HIM TO INDIA FOR A REASON.
  • 00:16:13.062 --> 00:16:16.698
  • HE REFUSED TO GIVE UP, HEDECIDED TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT
  • 00:16:16.732 --> 00:16:19.735
  • TO SEE THE MAYOR OF BOMBAY.
  • 00:16:19.768 --> 00:16:22.104
  • MIRACULOUSLY, THE MAYORGRANTED HIM AN APPOINTMENT
  • 00:16:22.137 --> 00:16:24.940
  • AND UPON SEEINGHIS BUSINESS CARD
  • 00:16:24.973 --> 00:16:26.608
  • LISTING HIS VARIOUS DEGREES
  • 00:16:26.642 --> 00:16:28.777
  • INVITED MCCOY TO PREACHTO SOME OF BOMBAY'S
  • 00:16:28.811 --> 00:16:31.480
  • HIGHEST OFFICIALS.
  • 00:16:31.513 --> 00:16:33.248
  • THAT PREACHING ASSIGNMENTBEGAN A NEW 16 YEAR MINISTRY
  • 00:16:33.282 --> 00:16:36.652
  • FOR CHARLES MCCOYTHAT BEGAN AT AGE 72.
  • 00:16:36.685 --> 00:16:40.856
  • BEFORE HE DIED AT AGE 88,MCCOY TRAVELED THE WORLD
  • 00:16:40.889 --> 00:16:44.726
  • PREACHING THE GOSPELOF JESUS CHRIST,
  • 00:16:44.760 --> 00:16:46.862
  • NEVER HAVING MORE THANENOUGH MONEY IN HIS POCKET
  • 00:16:46.895 --> 00:16:49.431
  • TO GET HIM TO THENEXT DESTINATION.
  • 00:16:49.465 --> 00:16:51.834
  • CHARLES MCCOY DIED IN AHOTEL ROOM IN CALCUTTA
  • 00:16:51.867 --> 00:16:55.137
  • ONE AFTERNOON AS HE PREPAREDTO PREACH THAT EVENING.
  • 00:16:55.170 --> 00:16:58.874
  • TODAY THERE IS ACHURCH IN CALCUTTA
  • 00:16:58.907 --> 00:17:01.944
  • AND A GROWING GROUP OFCHRISTIANS IN HONG KONG
  • 00:17:01.977 --> 00:17:03.178
  • BECAUSE THIS SERVANT OFGOD REFUSED TO RETIRE
  • 00:17:03.212 --> 00:17:08.050
  • AND INSTEAD CHOSE TO ALWAYSABOUND IN THE WORK OF THE LORD.
  • 00:17:08.083 --> 00:17:13.889
  • BE PRODUCTIVE, THEBIBLE SAYS, AND FINALLY,
  • 00:17:13.922 --> 00:17:17.926
  • IN ADDITION TO PRODUCTIVELIVING, STRATEGIC LIVING,
  • 00:17:17.960 --> 00:17:21.263
  • WRITE THAT DOWN,STRATEGIC LIVING.
  • 00:17:21.296 --> 00:17:23.065
  • THAT'S WHAT IT MEANS TO ABOUNDIN THE WORK OF THE LORD.
  • 00:17:23.098 --> 00:17:26.301
  • THE WRITER RANDY ELKHORN MANYTIMES INVITES HIS AUDIENCE
  • 00:17:26.335 --> 00:17:29.972
  • TO TAKE A SHEET OF PAPER ANDIN THE MIDDLE OF THE PIECE
  • 00:17:30.005 --> 00:17:32.341
  • OF PAPER TO PUT A DOTAND THEN TO DRAW A LINE
  • 00:17:32.374 --> 00:17:34.910
  • FROM THAT DOT TOTHE END OF THE PAGE.
  • 00:17:34.943 --> 00:17:37.212
  • HE SAYS THAT DOT REPRESENTSTHE 70 OR 80 YEARS
  • 00:17:37.246 --> 00:17:40.082
  • GOD GIVES US HERE ON EARTH,THE LINE REPRESENTS ETERNITY.
  • 00:17:40.115 --> 00:17:46.455
  • UNFORTUNATELY, MOST PEOPLECENTER ON THOSE 70 OR 80 YEARS,
  • 00:17:46.488 --> 00:17:50.993
  • RATHER THAN EVERTHINKING ABOUT ETERNITY.
  • 00:17:51.026 --> 00:17:53.762
  • RANDY WRITES, RIGHT NOW,WE'RE LIVING IN THAT DOT.
  • 00:17:53.795 --> 00:17:57.432
  • BUT WHAT ARE WE LIVING FOR?
  • 00:17:57.466 --> 00:17:59.334
  • THE PERSON WITH PERSPECTIVELIVES FOR THE LINE.
  • 00:17:59.368 --> 00:18:02.471
  • THE PERSON WHO LIVES FORTHE DOT LIVES FOR TREASURES
  • 00:18:02.504 --> 00:18:05.507
  • ON EARTH THAT ENDUP IN JUNKYARDS.
  • 00:18:05.541 --> 00:18:08.510
  • THE PERSON WHO LIVES FORTHE LINE LIVES FOR TREASURES
  • 00:18:08.544 --> 00:18:11.380
  • IN HEAVEN THAT WILL NEVER END.
  • 00:18:11.413 --> 00:18:13.715
  • YOU KNOW, CONTRARY TO WHATA LOT OF PEOPLE BELIEVE,
  • 00:18:13.749 --> 00:18:16.585
  • THE APOSTLE PAUL WASNOT A SADOMASOCHIST
  • 00:18:16.618 --> 00:18:19.087
  • WHO ENJOYED SUFFERING,THAT'S NOT WHY HE SUFFERED
  • 00:18:19.121 --> 00:18:23.192
  • BECAUSE HE LIKED PAIN.
  • 00:18:23.225 --> 00:18:24.893
  • NO, THE REASON HEWILLINGLY SUBMITTED HIMSELF
  • 00:18:24.927 --> 00:18:27.563
  • TO HARSH PUNISHMENT,BECAUSE HE WAS LIVING
  • 00:18:27.596 --> 00:18:29.932
  • FOR THE LINE ANDNOT FOR THE DOT,
  • 00:18:29.965 --> 00:18:31.433
  • HE BELIEVED THAT THEREWAS GOING TO BE A PAYOFF
  • 00:18:31.466 --> 00:18:33.502
  • FOR WHATEVER SUFFERINGHE EXPERIENCED
  • 00:18:33.535 --> 00:18:36.305
  • FOR THE CAUSE OF CHRIST.
  • 00:18:36.338 --> 00:18:38.006
  • LISTEN TO HIS WORDS IN2 TIMOTHY 4:6-8, PAUL SAYS,
  • 00:18:38.040 --> 00:18:42.911
  • "FOR I AM ALREADY BEINGPOURED OUT AS A DRINK OFFERING
  • 00:18:42.945 --> 00:18:45.514
  • "AND THE TIME OF MYDEPARTURE HAS COME.
  • 00:18:45.547 --> 00:18:48.083
  • "I HAVE FOUGHT THE GOOD FIGHT,I HAVE FINISHED THE COURSE,
  • 00:18:48.116 --> 00:18:51.286
  • "I HAVE KEPT THE FAITHAND IN THE FUTURE
  • 00:18:51.320 --> 00:18:53.956
  • "THERE IS LAID UP FOR METHE CROWN OF RIGHTEOUSNESS,
  • 00:18:53.989 --> 00:18:57.125
  • "WHICH THE LORD, THE RIGHTEOUSJUDGE, WILL AWARD TO ME
  • 00:18:57.159 --> 00:19:00.329
  • "ON THAT DAY AND NOTONLY TO ME BUT TO THOSE
  • 00:19:00.362 --> 00:19:03.865
  • "WHO HAVE LOVED HIS APPEARING."
  • 00:19:03.899 --> 00:19:06.735
  • PAUL DIDN'T SAY I'M INVESTINGMYSELF IN THE LORD'S WORK
  • 00:19:06.768 --> 00:19:09.571
  • NOT EXPECTINGANYTHING IN RETURN,
  • 00:19:09.605 --> 00:19:11.273
  • HE SAID I'M DOING THISBECAUSE THERE'S SOMETHING
  • 00:19:11.306 --> 00:19:13.942
  • THAT IS AWAITING ME,A CROWN IN HEAVEN
  • 00:19:13.976 --> 00:19:17.746
  • WHICH THE LORD WILL AWARD TO ME.
  • 00:19:17.779 --> 00:19:19.748
  • HE MAKES THE SAME ALLUSIONIN 1 CORINTHIANS 15:58,
  • 00:19:19.781 --> 00:19:23.452
  • NOTICE HOWHE CLOSES THIS VERSE,
  • 00:19:23.485 --> 00:19:25.854
  • "THEREFORE, BE STEADFAST,IMMOVABLE, ALWAYS ABOUNDING
  • 00:19:25.887 --> 00:19:29.958
  • "IN THE WORK OF THE LORD,KNOWING THAT YOUR TOIL
  • 00:19:29.992 --> 00:19:33.962
  • "IS NOT IN VAIN."
  • 00:19:33.996 --> 00:19:37.366
  • HE SAYS TO USTONIGHT, CHRISTIANS,
  • 00:19:37.399 --> 00:19:40.435
  • THERE'S SOMETHING FORYOU WHEN YOU ABOUND
  • 00:19:40.469 --> 00:19:42.571
  • IN THE WORK OF THE LORD.
  • 00:19:42.604 --> 00:19:43.805
  • GOD'S NOT ASKING YOUTO OVEREXERT YOURSELF
  • 00:19:43.839 --> 00:19:46.341
  • TO WORK OVERTIME FORNO PAY, HE IS SAYING
  • 00:19:46.375 --> 00:19:49.478
  • THERE IS A REWARD COMING FORTHOSE WHO INVEST THEIR LIVES
  • 00:19:49.511 --> 00:19:53.248
  • IN THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST.
  • 00:19:53.282 --> 00:19:56.018
  • I READ SOMETHING REALLYINTERESTING YEARS AGO.
  • 00:19:56.051 --> 00:19:59.288
  • SUPPOSE YOU WERE ALIVE
  • 00:19:59.321 --> 00:20:01.523
  • ON CHRISTMAS DAY A.D. ZEROWHEN JESUS CHRIST WAS BORN,
  • 00:20:01.556 --> 00:20:07.963
  • YOU HAPPEN TO BE ALIVE ATTHAT TIME AND YOU HEARD
  • 00:20:07.996 --> 00:20:09.865
  • ABOUT THIS SPECIAL BABYTHAT WAS BORN AND YOU SAID
  • 00:20:09.898 --> 00:20:12.901
  • TO YOURSELF, YOU KNOW,I THINK THAT JESUS
  • 00:20:12.934 --> 00:20:15.337
  • IS GOING PLACES AND I WANTTO INVEST IN HIS MINISTRY
  • 00:20:15.370 --> 00:20:19.708
  • AND SO YOU INVESTEDONE DOLLAR IN A COMPANY
  • 00:20:19.741 --> 00:20:23.045
  • CALLED JESUS CHRISTINCORPORATED.
  • 00:20:23.078 --> 00:20:26.114
  • YOU'RE GOING TO INVEST ONEDOLLAR, YOU NEVER INVESTED
  • 00:20:26.148 --> 00:20:28.350
  • ANOTHER DOLLAR AGAIN,YOU INVESTED ONE DOLLAR
  • 00:20:28.383 --> 00:20:31.153
  • IN THE LIFE ANDMINISTRY OF JESUS CHRIST
  • 00:20:31.186 --> 00:20:33.121
  • AND THAT ONE DOLLAR INVESTMENTPAID 6% INTEREST, COMPOUNDED
  • 00:20:33.155 --> 00:20:39.528
  • DO YOU KNOW 2000 YEARSLATER WHAT YOUR ONE DOLLAR
  • 00:20:39.561 --> 00:20:42.331
  • INVESTMENT WOULD BE WORTH?
  • 00:20:42.364 --> 00:20:44.900
  • ONE DOLLAR, 6% INTEREST,COMPOUNDED FOR 2000 YEARS?
  • 00:20:44.933 --> 00:20:49.171
  • IT WOULD BE WORTH$720 QUADRILLION.
  • 00:20:49.204 --> 00:20:55.110
  • YOU KNOW, THE PROBLEM WITHMOST OF OUR INVESTMENTS IS
  • 00:20:55.143 --> 00:20:57.879
  • WE DON'T HAVE A LONGENOUGH TIME HORIZON.
  • 00:20:57.913 --> 00:21:00.148
  • WE INVEST FOR THE NEXT10, 20, 30, 40 YEARS AGO
  • 00:21:00.182 --> 00:21:03.385
  • AND WE INVEST IN ALLTHE WRONG THINGS.
  • 00:21:03.418 --> 00:21:05.487
  • WE INVEST IN THINGS THATCAN EITHER BE STOLEN OR LOST
  • 00:21:05.520 --> 00:21:08.423
  • OR FORGOTTEN OR WORNOUT OR LEFT BEHIND.
  • 00:21:08.457 --> 00:21:12.561
  • NO WONDER OUR INVESTMENTSDON'T DO ANY BETTER
  • 00:21:12.594 --> 00:21:16.231
  • BUT THE WISE PERSONWHO IS ONE WHO INVESTS
  • 00:21:16.264 --> 00:21:18.800
  • IN THOSE THINGS WHICH WILLNEVER BE LOST, STOLEN,
  • 00:21:18.834 --> 00:21:21.303
  • FORGOTTEN, WORN OUT OR LEFTBEHIND, THANK THE KINGDOM OF GOD
  • 00:21:21.336 --> 00:21:25.874
  • THAT'S TRUE, YOU AND I WEREN'TALIVE WHEN JESUS WAS BORN,
  • 00:21:25.907 --> 00:21:28.610
  • IN A.D. ZERO, BUT YOUKNOW, THE TRUTH IS
  • 00:21:28.643 --> 00:21:32.080
  • WE WILL BE ALIVE FOR THENEXT 20 YEARS, 200 YEARS,
  • 00:21:32.114 --> 00:21:35.884
  • 2000 YEARS, TWO TRILLIONYEARS AND GOD ASKS YOU
  • 00:21:35.917 --> 00:21:40.055
  • AND INVITES ME TO INVESTIN HIS KINGDOM RIGHT NOW.
  • 00:21:40.088 --> 00:21:44.426
  • HE INVITES US TO INVESTIN A REWARD AS PETER SAYS
  • 00:21:44.459 --> 00:21:48.563
  • THAT IS IMPERISHABLE ANDUNDEFILED AND WILL NOT
  • 00:21:48.597 --> 00:21:53.135
  • FADE AWAY. IT IS RESERVEDIN HEAVEN FOR YOU.
  • 00:21:53.168 --> 00:21:57.105
  • AS YOU FIND YOURSELF IN THETWILIGHT OF EARTH'S EXISTENCE,
  • 00:21:57.139 --> 00:22:02.310
  • OR PERHAPS YOUROWN EXISTENCE,
  • 00:22:02.344 --> 00:22:04.746
  • HOW ARE YOU RESPONDINGTO THESE LAST DAYS?
  • 00:22:04.780 --> 00:22:08.350
  • LISTEN TO ME TONIGHT.
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  • GOD HAS CALLED YOUTO A GREATER PURPOSE
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  • THAN SIMPLY TRYING TO EKEOUT A LIVING FOR YOURSELF
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  • AND TRYING TO HANDLEALL OF THE PROBLEMS
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  • THAT LIFE THROWS AT YOU,HE HAS A BIGGER PURPOSE
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  • FOR YOUR LIFE, GOD HAS INVITEDYOU, HE HAS ENLISTED YOU
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  • TO BE A PART OF AN OFFENSIVEFORCE, AN OFFENSIVE FORCE
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  • THAT IS WILLING TOSTAND UP AND PUSH BACK
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  • AGAINST EVIL IN OUR CULTURE,A FORCE THAT IS WILLING
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  • TO STAND UP AND ILLUMINATETHE WORLD WITH THE LIGHT
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  • OF THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST.
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  • AS WE SEE THE TWILIGHTTURN TO DARKNESS
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  • IN OUR WORLD, THE OPPORTUNITY,THE NEED TO DO BOTH
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  • HAS NEVER BEEN GREATER.
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  • ♪ MUSIC
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  • YOU KNOW, A LOT OF PEOPLEARE FRUSTRATED RIGHT NOW
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  • AND MILLIONS OF PEOPLEFEEL POWERLESS, WAITING
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  • FOR ANY GLIMPSE OFGOOD NEWS, BUT TODAY,
  • 00:23:06.641 --> 00:23:09.744
  • YOU CAN DO SOMETHINGTANGIBLE AND POWERFUL
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  • FOR THE CAUSE OF THE GOSPEL.
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  • IN THIS SEASON OFECONOMIC TURMOIL,
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  • VIEWERS LIKE YOUARE STEPPING FORWARD
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  • TO ACCOMPLISH WHAT MANYSAID WAS IMPOSSIBLE,
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  • BUT WITH GOD ALLTHINGS ARE POSSIBLE,
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  • SO KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK.
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  • NOW STAY RIGHT THERE,I'LL BE BACK WITH MORE
  • 00:23:28.930 --> 00:23:31.333
  • IN JUST A MOMENT.
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  • ♪ MUSIC
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  • WHEN WE BOLDLY APPEAL TOGOD FOR HIS HELP, AND WHEN
  • 00:23:33.735 --> 00:23:36.872
  • WE PRAY ABOUT ISSUESTHAT AFFECT OUR LIVES,
  • 00:23:36.905 --> 00:23:39.808
  • WE DIRECTLY INFLUENCE OURFAMILIES, OUR CHURCHES,
  • 00:23:39.841 --> 00:23:43.144
  • AND OUR NATION. IT HAS HAPPENEDBEFORE, AND IT CAN HAPPEN AGAIN.
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  • IN HIS BEST-SELLING BOOK,"PRAYING FOR AMERICA,"
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  • DR. ROBERT JEFFRESSRECOUNTS 40 FASCINATING
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  • REAL-LIFE STORIES OFFAITH AND COURAGE
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  • FROM AMERICAN HISTORYALONG WITH 40 PRAYERS
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  • TO HELP YOU PRAY INTENTIONALLYFOR THE COUNTRY WE LOVE.
  • 00:23:57.759 --> 00:24:01.229
  • TRAGICALLY MILLIONSOF AMERICANS HAVE
  • 00:24:01.263 --> 00:24:03.365
  • BECOME ADVERSARIALTOWARD GOD.
  • 00:24:03.398 --> 00:24:05.534
  • OTHERS BELIEVE THAT GOD ISTURNING HIS BACK ON OUR
  • 00:24:05.567 --> 00:24:08.136
  • COUNTRY. I WROTE MY BOOK,"PRAYING FOR AMERICA,"
  • 00:24:08.169 --> 00:24:10.872
  • TO HELP YOU PRAY AND TO SERVEAS A CATALYST FOR CALLING
  • 00:24:10.906 --> 00:24:14.109
  • ON GOD FOR HIS MERCYAND HIS GRACE.
  • 00:24:14.142 --> 00:24:17.345
  • THE ONLY HOPE FOR CHANGING THECOURSE OF AMERICA'S FUTURE
  • 00:24:17.379 --> 00:24:20.448
  • IS TO PRAY FOR OUR GREATNATION. REQUEST YOUR COPY OF
  • 00:24:20.482 --> 00:24:24.052
  • "PRAYING FOR AMERICA" WHENYOU GIVE A GENEROUS GIFT
  • 00:24:24.085 --> 00:24:26.555
  • TO PATHWAY TO VICTORY. ANDWHEN YOUR GIFT IS $100 OR MORE,
  • 00:24:26.588 --> 00:24:30.358
  • WE'LL ALSO SEND YOU THE COMPLETE"AMERICA AND THE BIBLE"
  • 00:24:30.392 --> 00:24:33.428
  • TEACHING SERIESON CD AND DVD.
  • 00:24:33.461 --> 00:24:36.498
  • THE FIRST AMENDMENTABSOLUTELY HAS NOTHING TO SAY
  • 00:24:36.531 --> 00:24:39.801
  • ABOUT NATIVITY SCENES.OR PRAYERS AT GRADUATIONS.
  • 00:24:39.834 --> 00:24:43.772
  • OR TEN COMMANDMENT DISPLAYS.IT HAS ABSOLUTELY NOTHING TO
  • 00:24:43.805 --> 00:24:47.609
  • SAY ABOUT THAT. OUR COUNTRY WASFOUNDED AS A CHRISTIAN NATION.
  • 00:24:47.642 --> 00:24:52.280
  • PATHWAY TO VICTORY ISBRINGING THE TRANSFORMING
  • 00:24:52.314 --> 00:24:54.783
  • HOPE AND POWER OFGOD'S WORD TO YOUR HOME,
  • 00:24:54.816 --> 00:24:57.385
  • YOUR CITY, ANDTHROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY.
  • 00:24:57.419 --> 00:24:59.387
  • THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTINGPATHWAY TO VICTORY TODAY.
  • 00:24:59.421 --> 00:25:03.091
  • ♪ MUSIC
  • 00:25:03.124 --> 00:25:05.961
  • I BELIEVE THE SIGNS FOR THESOON RETURN FOR OUR LORD
  • 00:25:05.994 --> 00:25:09.364
  • ARE OBVIOUS, TIME IS RUNNINGOUT TO LET THE WORLD KNOW
  • 00:25:09.397 --> 00:25:13.335
  • THAT GOD LOVES EVERYMAN AND WOMAN ON EARTH
  • 00:25:13.368 --> 00:25:16.938
  • AND NOW MORE THAN EVER,WE NEED TO FACE EACH DAY
  • 00:25:16.972 --> 00:25:20.275
  • WITH HOPE, COURAGE ANDBOLDNESS AS WE SHARE
  • 00:25:20.308 --> 00:25:23.945
  • THE GOOD NEWS WITH ASMANY PEOPLE AS POSSIBLE.
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  • WELL, THE BIBLE DESCRIBESA TIME WHEN THE PERSECUTION
  • 00:25:27.749 --> 00:25:30.919
  • OF CHRISTIANS WILL DRASTICALLYINCREASE AROUND THE WORLD
  • 00:25:30.952 --> 00:25:35.090
  • AND NEXT TIME I'M GOINGTO SHOW YOU WHY I BELIEVE
  • 00:25:35.123 --> 00:25:37.759
  • WE ARE BEGINNING TO WITNESSTHOSE SIGNS RIGHT NOW.
  • 00:25:37.792 --> 00:25:41.930
  • STAY TUNED FOR A PREVIEWOF WHAT'S COMING UP NEXT
  • 00:25:41.963 --> 00:25:44.833
  • ON PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
  • 00:25:44.866 --> 00:25:47.002
  • ♪ MUSIC
  • 00:25:47.035 --> 00:25:48.603
  • [ANNOUNER] TODAY WHEN YOUGIVE A GENEROUS GIFT
  • 00:25:48.637 --> 00:25:50.005
  • TO SUPPORT THE MINISTRYOF PATHWAY TO VICTORY,
  • 00:25:50.038 --> 00:25:52.574
  • YOU'RE INVITED TO REQUESTA COPY OF DR. JEFFRESS'S
  • 00:25:52.607 --> 00:25:55.443
  • BRAND NEW BOOK,PRAYING FOR AMERICA,
  • 00:25:55.477 --> 00:25:58.179
  • PLUS THREE COMPLIMENTARYISSUES OF PATHWAY MAGAZINE
  • 00:25:58.213 --> 00:26:01.449
  • ARE OUR GIFT TO YOU, SIMPLYFOR CONTACTING US TODAY
  • 00:26:01.483 --> 00:26:04.786
  • AT PATHWAY TO VICTORY AND WHENYOUR GIFT IS $100 OR MORE,
  • 00:26:04.819 --> 00:26:09.424
  • WE'LL ALSO SEND YOU THECOMPLETE AMERICA AND THE BIBLE
  • 00:26:09.457 --> 00:26:12.594
  • TEACHING SERIES ONBOTH CD AND DVD.
  • 00:26:12.627 --> 00:26:16.598
  • THESE PROGRAMSARE MADE POSSIBLE
  • 00:26:16.631 --> 00:26:18.233
  • BECAUSE OF YOURGENEROUS SUPPORT.
  • 00:26:18.266 --> 00:26:20.101
  • SO THANKS FOR CALLING,
  • 00:26:20.135 --> 00:26:21.036
  • WRITING OR GOINGONLINE TO GIVE TODAY.
  • 00:26:21.069 --> 00:26:23.772
  • NOW COMING UP NEXT TIMEON PATHWAY TO VICTORY:
  • 00:26:23.805 --> 00:26:27.275
  • WHEN YOU SUFFERIN YOUR WORKPLACE,
  • 00:26:27.308 --> 00:26:29.244
  • WHEN YOU SUFFER IN ARELATIONSHIP, WHEN YOU SUFFER
  • 00:26:29.277 --> 00:26:31.780
  • AT SCHOOL FOR FOLLOWING CHRIST,
  • 00:26:31.813 --> 00:26:34.649
  • REMEMBER, YOU'REDEEPLY LOVED BY GOD.
  • 00:26:34.683 --> 00:26:36.885
  • YOUR SUFFERING DOESN'T MEANGOD HAS FORGOTTEN ABOUT YOU
  • 00:26:36.918 --> 00:26:39.721
  • OR THAT HE DOESN'TCARE ABOUT YOU.
  • 00:26:39.754 --> 00:26:41.890
  • THIS IS JUST PART OF THEPRICE FOR FOLLOWING CHRIST.
  • 00:26:41.923 --> 00:26:45.860
  • [ANNOUNER] SET YOUR DVRAND JOIN US NEXT TIME
  • 00:26:45.894 --> 00:26:48.129
  • FOR THE MESSAGE,"CHRISTIANS IN THE CROSSHAIRS"
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  • HERE ON PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
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  • ♪ MUSIC
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  • HI, I'M ROBERT JEFFRESS,BIBLE TEACHER ON
  • 00:26:58.973 --> 00:27:01.042
  • PATHWAY TO VICTORY, AND I'MSTANDING HERE ON MOUNT CARMEL
  • 00:27:01.076 --> 00:27:04.879
  • IN ISRAEL WHERE ELIJAHDID BATTLE WITH THE
  • 00:27:04.913 --> 00:27:07.682
  • FALSE PROPHETS OF BAAL.AND IT'S JUST ONE OF THE
  • 00:27:07.716 --> 00:27:09.884
  • PLACES THAT WE'RE GOING TOSEE ON OUR TOUR OF ISRAEL.
  • 00:27:09.918 --> 00:27:13.588
  • ON THIS TOUR, WE'LL VISITKEY SITES RELATED TO THE
  • 00:27:13.621 --> 00:27:16.157
  • END TIMES. WE'LL VISITARMAGEDDON, WE'LL STAND ON
  • 00:27:16.191 --> 00:27:19.527
  • THE MOUNT OF OLIVES, WE'LLVISIT HIS EMPTY TOMB.
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  • JOIN US FOR THEPATHWAY TO VICTORY
  • 00:27:22.997 --> 00:27:25.066
  • BIBLE PROPHECYTOUR, MARCH, 2021.
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