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Giving Up Gold For Glory Part 2

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  • Dr. Michael Youssef:It's not a secret
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  • that I'm deeply concernedabout the next generation.
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  • You cannot be around mefor any length of time
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  • without knowing thatand sensing that.
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  • I allow the flesh on occasionsto operate in me in my heart.
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  • Praise God, doesn't last forvery long because very quickly
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  • the Holy Spirit helps mereflect back in my own life
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  • when I should've been aborted.
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  • But God had the last word.
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  • When I grew up,the first 18 years of my life
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  • in a culture,in a society that is
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  • totally hostile to the Christianfaith and to Christians,
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  • when God's handssupernaturally intervene
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  • again and again to rescue me,then I become encouraged
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  • and lifted up.
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  • I begin to praise Godfor the fact that
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  • he is not threatenedby the hostility toward
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  • our children and the hostilitytoward his children.
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  • As I go and read the Scripture,I'm encouraged, I'm lifted up,
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  • for I find there is one commonthing among all of those who--
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  • men and womenwho are powerful for God,
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  • who stood againstall the odds in their lives.
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  • There is one common theme,there's one common thing,
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  • and that is somebodyexercised faith on their behalf.
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  • Somebody prayed for them,somebody interceded for them,
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  • somebody trained them.
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  • Timothy had his motherand grandmother
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  • not only praying for him,but training him.
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  • And David had the prayersand the intercession
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  • of the prophet Samuel,and I can go on and on and on.
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  • Now, for those of you visitingwith us,
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  • we just starteda series of messages,
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  • we're calling it,
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  • "Giving Up the World's Goldfor God's Glory."
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  • Gold for glory as a short,focusing specifically
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  • on the life of Moses,a man who turned his back
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  • on all the wealthand the power of the world
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  • at that time in orderto glorify God,
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  • and God honored him.
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  • He's mentionedin the Bible 700 times.
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  • But you have to understandthat Moses did not come out
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  • in a vacuum.
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  • He didn't just appearfrom nowhere.
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  • There are a lot of elementsthat have played a role
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  • in bringing up this manto the point
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  • when he can truly turnhis back on the gold
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  • of the world and for the sakeof God's glory.
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  • I'm talking about babies.
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  • Probably there is no moreknown baby who,
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  • as soon as he openedhis eyes to the world,
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  • he opened them to danger,
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  • no more known baby was bornwith a sentence of death
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  • hanging around his neck andhis infant body like Moses.
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  • Yet the faith and the commitmentof his parents under
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  • God's sovereign plan gave usthis great champion for God.
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  • Look, I'm not fooling myself,there can be no doubt today's
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  • generation have greater and moretemptations and more challenges
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  • than even their parents'generation or my generation.
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  • There can be no little doubtthat Moses's parents not only
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  • exhibited courage in the midstof a hostile environment,
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  • but they used every opportunityin those early days of
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  • Moses's life and his childhoodto teach him about God,
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  • and the plan of God,
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  • and the plan of Godfor his life.
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  • You say, "Michael,how do you know that?"
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  • Well, I'm glad you asked becauseright there in the Scripture,
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  • Hebrews 11:23.
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  • Last message,we saw Hebrews 11:26,
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  • "By faith, Moses turned hisback on gold for God's glory."
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  • Here in verse 23, "By faithMoses's parents hid him
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  • for three monthsafter he was born
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  • because they were not afraidof the king's edict."
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  • Turn with meto Exodus chapter 1.
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  • And as you're findingExodus chapter 1,
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  • let me remind you of what I saidin the last message,
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  • namely that God toldhis friend Abraham, he said,
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  • "Abraham, your descendantsare going to go down
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  • into slavery in Egyptfor 400 years.
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  • And then after 400 years,I'm going to bring them
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  • out of that slavery.
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  • I'm going to redeem themout of Egypt and bring them
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  • to the Promised Land."
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  • That was God's promiseto Abraham.
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  • In the course of 400 years,they reached 2 million people.
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  • Think about that.
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  • When we come to the partwhen Moses took them
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  • out of Egypt across the Red Sea,
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  • think about taking2 million people.
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  • But what happened in those400 years with 2 million people
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  • inside Egypt, they'd becamea nation inside the nation.
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  • The new pharaoh who cameon the scene did not know
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  • or probably couldn't care lessof how Joseph the Hebrew,
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  • the son of Israel, saved Egyptfrom death and starvation.
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  • All he can think of is whata threat these Israelites
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  • are to him.
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  • In fact, he was so fearfuland he projected his fear.
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  • Look at what he said in verse 9,Exodus 1, verse 9.
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  • "Pharaoh said to his people,'Look, the Israelites
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  • have become muchtoo numerous for us.'"
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  • So, he deviseda three-prong evil plan
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  • to cull the populationof the people of Israel.
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  • I got them all andwe're starting with these
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  • so you remember them.
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  • First, he wantedto demoralize them.
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  • And secondly, he wantedto decrease their number.
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  • And thirdly, he wantedto destroy their future.
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  • Let's look at this diabolicthree-pronged plan.
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  • First of all, he wantedto demoralize them.
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  • So what did he do?
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  • He was trying to wear them out.
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  • And he wore them down,physically, moral--
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  • in every area,their morale was down.
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  • He got them workingand not just knee-deep,
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  • but waist-deep in mud,making bricks for Egypt.
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  • He just triedto demoralize them.
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  • And he thoughtthat the more he does that,
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  • the less childrenthey will have.
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  • But it failed.
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  • The more pressurehe puts on them,
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  • the more kids they've got.
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  • The more he'll press them,the more they produced.
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  • So, he goes to the second plan,decrease their number.
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  • He begins what is probablythe first time in history
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  • abortion not on demand,by demand,
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  • by the demand of edictof the self-centered dictator.
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  • Controlling birth by murder.
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  • Beloved, let me tell yousomething,
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  • this can only be devisedby the devil himself.
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  • Pharaoh's order was clear,kill all the male born babies,
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  • newborn male babies.
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  • Now, Moses's parentsalready had two children
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  • before this edict was issued.
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  • They had Miriamand they had Aaron,
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  • the two siblings of Moses.
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  • But this second prong approachfailed, too.
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  • The human--health and humanservices commission
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  • issued a decree to thesepublic servants, the midwives,
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  • they were government employees.
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  • And it says to them, "Kill--as soon as the baby's born,
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  • it's a boy, kill him."
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  • But God gave the Israelitesfavor in the eyes
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  • of these government employees,these midwives.
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  • He gave them favor,they let the boys live.
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  • These same government employeesrisked their own lives to obey
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  • the God of power and might,and not the power of Pharaoh.
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  • So, the midwivesallowed the boys to live.
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  • Finally, Pharaoh goesto the third plan.
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  • Throw the babies, the baby boys,throw them into the river Nile.
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  • Destroy their future.
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  • See, this godless leader,this godless pharaoh
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  • was doing basically,
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  • trying to kill two birdswith one stone.
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  • What he was doing,trying to destroy
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  • the future generationof the Israelites,
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  • at the same time appeasinghis God,
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  • the God of the crocodiles,by offering these babies
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  • to the crocodiles.
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  • And some professing Christianssay the devil doesn't exist.
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  • If this is not diabolical,I don't know what.
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  • In the midstof this severe crisis,
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  • my beloved friends,Moses is born.
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  • In the midstof this global catastrophe,
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  • Moses is born.
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  • In the midst of this fearful andterrifying time, Moses is born.
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  • As I said earlier,if I allow myself to focus
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  • too much on the situationthat we are living in,
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  • I could become discouraged.
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  • But thank God for the Scripturebecause it shows us
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  • how to live in couragein the midst of tough times.
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  • And thank God for Jochebedand Amram, Moses's parents,
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  • who were filledwith godly courage,
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  • not fear in the midst of crisis.
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  • Godly courage sayswith the psalmist,
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  • "He who dwells in the shelterof the Most High will abide
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  • in the shadow of the Almighty.
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  • He will say to the Lord,'You are my refuge
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  • and my fortress,and my God in whom I trust.'"
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  • And so, Jochebed and Amram,both from the tribe of Levi,
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  • had everything workingagainst them, everything.
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  • They lived in a pagan societyand a pagan culture of Egypt.
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  • But that's not all.
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  • The Israelites,who have lived in Egypt,
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  • the vast majority of them wereimpacted and they were basically
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  • practicing pagan religionjust like the Egyptians.
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  • There were knee not onlydeep in mud,
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  • but they were knee deepin paganism,
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  • imitating the host country.
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  • So much so, it was so deeplyentrenched in them
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  • that 50 years after they leftthe land of the slavery, Egypt,
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  • Joshua in 24:14,would say to them,
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  • "Fear the Lord and throw awaythe gods of your forefathers
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  • worshiped in Egypt."
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  • Fifty years after they sawwith their own eyes
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  • the miraculous work of Godof drying up the Red Sea,
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  • and getting them to cross,and drowning the Egyptians,
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  • that's how much paganism,superstition,
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  • worshipping foreign godswere so entrenched
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  • in the practiceof the Israelites.
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  • So, for Moses's parents,they're not only fighting
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  • a godless culture, their churchwas against him too,
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  • the Israelites themselves.
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  • So this couple, Moses's parents,were facing opposition
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  • from every side.
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  • This couple were amongthe truly small handful
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  • of faithful peoplein slavery of Egypt.
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  • They were faithful and trustingof God's promise to Abraham.
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  • They were faithful in wantingGod to fulfill his promise
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  • to Abraham,
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  • were faithful in keepingthe faith of Abraham,
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  • and Isaac, and Jacob.
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  • What should this tell usabout parenting today?
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  • Listen carefully, please.
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  • Only God in heaven knowshow much I pray for you.
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  • It tells us that evenif the whole world goes whacko,
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  • and it has right now,God will always honor the faith
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  • of one couple.
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  • It tells us that even whenchurches abandon the gospel and
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  • the Word of God, God will honorthe few remnant faithful people.
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  • It tells us that even whenother professing Christians
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  • get swept off their feet bythis modern sexual revolution,
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  • God will uphold thosewho stand firm for him.
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  • Hebrews 11:23 again,"By faith, Moses's parents
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  • hid him for three months."
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  • Why?
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  • They knew that they could trustGod in the midst
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  • of this incrediblydark situation.
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  • I mean, this is incredible.
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  • I wish you can--you can visualize it with me.
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  • God gave them that faith.
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  • Make no mistake about it,God will give you faith
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  • if you ask for it.
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  • It was God who gave them faith.
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  • He gave them the faith to standagainst the godless laws
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  • of the day, to stand against thegovernment tyranny of the day,
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  • to stand against the evil powersof the day,
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  • to stand againstwicked legislation.
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  • My beloved friends, our childrenneed to see in us faithfulness.
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  • I can only imaginethose three months,
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  • it felt like as long asthree years.
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  • I mean, can you imagine?
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  • I know they'reonly three months,
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  • but think about this,
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  • how are you going to keepa baby secret?
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  • Just think about this,for three months.
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  • Every moment of thosethree months,
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  • they were swinging probablybetween faith and fear.
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  • But thank God faith immobilizesfear every time.
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  • I want to repeat that.
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  • Faith immobilizes fearevery time.
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  • Not only that,but faith gave them the courage
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  • to follow God's plan.
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  • Jochebed madea waterproof basket,
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  • covered the bottom with tarso it could float in the Nile,
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  • and they placed baby Mosesin that basket.
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  • And they placed him where,where?
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  • In the Nile.
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  • The Nile, to the Jewswho are living in Egypt,
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  • the Nile is synonymouswith death.
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  • Pharaoh's throwing babiesin this Nile.
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  • But by faith, they placedtheir baby at the very place
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  • that has been a source of death.
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  • You see, since the baby boyswere thrown into that Nile,
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  • normally actuallythroughout history of Egypt,
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  • the Nile was a source of lifefor the Egyptians.
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  • But to the Israelites,it'd become an instrument
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  • of death and sorrow and grief.
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  • When you arein God's protective plan,
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  • even the instrument of deathbecomes a source of life.
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  • The river Nile was the gravefor many a baby.
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  • And yet, it became a very sourceof life for baby Moses.
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  • I often tell people, and someof you heard me say this,
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  • I'm invincibleuntil God says so.
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  • When God says my time is up,my time is up.
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  • Jesus said, "Who have youby worrying,
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  • you can add a minuteto your life?"
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  • And the answer is none.
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  • Until God decides it's timefor me to go home to glory,
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  • no man, no disease,no illness will call the shots.
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  • God will call the shots.
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  • He'll call us homewhen he's ready for us.
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  • They diligently worked,they carefully planned,
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  • they thoughtfully prayed.
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  • And so, they placed the basketat the right place
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  • at the right time.
  • 00:17:05.007 --> 00:17:07.042
  • Meanwhile, sister Miriamis hiding in the bushes,
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  • watching Pharaoh's daughter andher maiden going into the water.
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  • And as soon as she saw themopen the basket,
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  • get that beautiful baby out,and they're googing
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  • and ga ga goo ga with the baby,she jumps out of the bushes
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  • and says, "Wet nurse, anyone?"
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  • Pharaoh's daughterprobably thought,
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  • "What a good luck thatthis woman is there to find
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  • a nurse nearby."
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  • They probably thought,"What a coincidence that Miriam
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  • knew someone who's close bythat could nurse the baby.
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  • There are so many deliciousironies when you walk by faith,
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  • you cannot explain itany other way.
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  • First, Jochebed got to nurseand train her own baby,
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  • and got paid for it.
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  • How about thatin the Middle East, huh?
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  • I mean, that's a deal.
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  • We like that.
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  • Not only that, Jochebed gotto nurse and train her baby
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  • under the protectionof Pharaoh's soldiers
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  • who would've killed him.
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  • We truly miss outon these incredible ironies
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  • when we cease to live by faith,and trust in the Lord,
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  • and take risks for God,and get out
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  • of our comfort zone,and trust him.
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  • I want to speak to the parentsand the grandparents
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  • as I conclude here today.
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  • Beloved friends, as a fatherand a grandfather
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  • who made many mistakes,I plead with you
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  • to implement God's planfor your children.
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  • That's the first thing,implement God's plan
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  • for your childrenno matter what.
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  • All the distractionsof the world should not come
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  • in your way of accomplishing,implementing God's plan
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  • for them.
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  • Secondly, practice your faithunashamedly and openly
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  • in front of them so that they--you are setting the example,
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  • so you can see it in you,and they will grow up
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  • to practice it.
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  • For you know and I knowexample is far more powerful
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  • than all the wordsthat are spoken.
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  • And thirdly, unite togetherwith other believers
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  • in your walk of faith.
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  • No believer should walk alonebecause I can tell you
  • 00:19:48.837 --> 00:19:52.441
  • that's exactly howthe devil likes it.
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  • Don't stand alone.
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  • Hold hands together.
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  • The name Moses means the onewho's drawn out of the water,
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  • the one who's snatched out.
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  • That's what Mosesmeans literally.
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  • And every believerin Jesus Christ, listen to me,
  • 00:20:12.160 --> 00:20:15.097
  • every believer in Jesus Christis drawn out.
  • 00:20:15.130 --> 00:20:18.467
  • Every believer in Jesus Christhas been snatched out
  • 00:20:18.500 --> 00:20:22.037
  • from among the lostand the perishing.
  • 00:20:22.070 --> 00:20:25.274
  • We are snatched out of the jawsof sin and death and Satan.
  • 00:20:25.307 --> 00:20:30.078
  • We have been snatchedout of hell and Hades,
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  • so let's live like it.
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  • Let's live like it.
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  • Listen, the moment you takeyour salvation for granted
  • 00:20:37.085 --> 00:20:39.321
  • and you get, "Oh, ho hum,yes I'm saved, so what?"
  • 00:20:39.354 --> 00:20:43.091
  • that's the momentyou're in trouble.
  • 00:20:43.125 --> 00:20:46.161
  • Because God snatched usout of sin and death.
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  • We need to ask the question,I do that on a regular basis,
  • 00:20:50.999 --> 00:20:55.404
  • trust me, why did he snatch mefrom sin and death?
  • 00:20:55.437 --> 00:21:03.445
  • Why did he save me?
  • 00:21:03.478 --> 00:21:06.081
  • And the answer comes screamingback at me every time,
  • 00:21:06.114 --> 00:21:09.284
  • so that I might spendevery waking moment
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  • to glorify his name.
  • 00:21:13.455 --> 00:21:15.357
  • And that applies to you.
  • 00:21:15.390 --> 00:21:17.993
  • Everyone, whetheryou're young or old,
  • 00:21:18.026 --> 00:21:20.262
  • has nothing to do with age,that God saved you
  • 00:21:20.295 --> 00:21:24.032
  • so that you might livefor his glory.
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  • How are you going about it?
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  • I hope that question will staywith you for a long time
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  • until you answer it.
  • 00:21:36.244 --> 00:21:37.846
  • But then there may besomeone here today who said,
  • 00:21:37.879 --> 00:21:40.182
  • "Michael, I really havenever committed my life
  • 00:21:40.215 --> 00:21:42.084
  • to Jesus Christ,and I'm still looking,
  • 00:21:42.117 --> 00:21:44.286
  • and I'm still trying hard,and I'm trying to find my way."
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  • Today, your search can be over.
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  • Come to Jesus.
  • 00:21:51.760 --> 00:21:54.196
  • He died for you andhis hands are open.
  • 00:21:54.229 --> 00:21:56.164
  • You know, you're not hereby accident.
  • 00:21:56.198 --> 00:21:58.233
  • You have a divine appointment tocome and hear the Word of God.
  • 00:21:58.266 --> 00:22:05.173
  • And so, if you havenever committed your life
  • 00:22:05.207 --> 00:22:07.609
  • to Jesus Christ,you've never experienced
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  • the incredible love,
  • 00:22:09.478 --> 00:22:11.146
  • and the forgiveness of sin,and the affirming
  • 00:22:11.179 --> 00:22:14.916
  • and the assuranceof eternal life,
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  • you can do that today, amen?
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  • Dr. Youssef: You know,people the world over asking,
  • 00:25:11.626 --> 00:25:15.297
  • "Are the believers going to gothrough the great tribulation,
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  • or are going to be raptured?
  • 00:25:18.767 --> 00:25:21.036
  • Are we going to experience this,or that, or the other thing?"
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  • Let me put your mind at rest.
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  • The great tribulationthat we talk about,
  • 00:25:27.943 --> 00:25:30.946
  • the Bible talks about, it mightnot be happening in the West,
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  • but it's happeningin many parts of the world.
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  • There are some peopleright now who are living
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  • in great tribulation.
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  • So, great tribulationcan be anywhere, anytime.
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  • It depends where you live.
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  • But you know what?
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  • Here's the important thing,regardless of what happens,
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  • whether we gofor three and a half years,
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  • or whether we gofor the seven years,
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  • or whether we don't seethe great tribulation at all,
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  • I know in America we loveour comfort and
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  • we don't want to be thinkingabout tribulations, I know that.
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  • But when you walk with God,when your faith is anchored in
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  • his Son, the Lord Jesus Christ,to be like the Apostle Paul,
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  • whether to live or to die,I'm Christ's.
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  • And so, whether we have joyor sorrow,
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  • whether our livesare up or down,
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  • because sooner or later,all of us,
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  • whether Jesus comes first,or we go first,
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  • we're going to bewith him forever.
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  • And let that though permeateand fill your mind
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  • that we're going to bewith the Lord forever.
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