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  • - [Announcer]Tonight on "Praise."
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  • From Los Angeles, Secretaryof State Mike Pompeo,
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  • Matthew West, andFor King and Country.
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  • And now, Greg Laurie.
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  • - Hey everybody, I'm GregLaurie and welcome to "Praise."
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  • I have a special message foryou in this program about
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  • the last days.
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  • I mean, we can't escapeit, Coronavirus, COVID-19.
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  • Everywhere we turnthat is the discussion.
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  • So here's the question,is this virus a sign
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  • of the end times?
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  • I believe the answer is foundin the pages of scripture
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  • and I'm gonna talkto you about that.
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  • Also, we're gonnahave an interview
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  • with the Secretary ofState, Michael Pompeo.
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  • You're gonna be surprisedby some of the things
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  • the Secretary has to share.
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  • And by the way, heis a strong believer.
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  • And finally, we have abrand new song for you
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  • that's actually a hitout there right now
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  • that you're gonnalove from our friends,
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  • For King and Country.
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  • And the song iscalled "Together."
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  • ♪ Ah
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  • ♪ Oh
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  • ♪ This is for thebusting hearts ♪
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  • ♪ This is for thequestion marks ♪
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  • ♪ This for the outcastswho lost control ♪
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  • ♪ No one knows
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  • ♪ Sing it for thecan't go back ♪
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  • ♪ Sing it for the broken past
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  • ♪ Sing it for thejust found out ♪
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  • ♪ Life is now upside down
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  • ♪ If you're looking for hopetonight, raise your hand ♪
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  • ♪ If you feel aloneand don't understand ♪
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  • ♪ If you fightin' inthe fight of your life ♪
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  • ♪ Then stand
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  • ♪ We're gonna make itthrough this hand in hand ♪
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  • ♪ And if we fall
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  • ♪ We will fall together
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  • ♪ Together
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  • ♪ This is for thesecond chance ♪
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  • ♪ This is for the new romance
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  • ♪ Sing it for the lovedin vain, overcame ♪
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  • ♪ It's not too late
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  • ♪ If you're looking for hopetonight, raise your hand ♪
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  • ♪ If you feel aloneand don't understand ♪
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  • ♪ If you're fighting inthe fight of your life ♪
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  • ♪ Then stand
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  • ♪ We're gonna make itthrough this hand in hand ♪
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  • ♪ And if we fall
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  • ♪ We will fall together
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  • ♪ Together
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  • ♪ And when we rise
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  • ♪ We will rise together
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  • ♪ Together
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  • ♪ Ah
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  • ♪ Oh
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  • ♪ If you're looking for hopetonight raise your hand ♪
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  • ♪ If you're feeling aloneand don't understand, yeah ♪
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  • ♪ If you're fighting inthe fight of your life ♪
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  • ♪ Then stand
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  • ♪ We're gonna make itthrough this hand in hand ♪
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  • ♪ And if we fall
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  • ♪ We will fall together
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  • ♪ Together
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  • ♪ And when we rise
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  • ♪ We will rise together
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  • ♪ Together
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  • ♪ Together we are dangerous
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  • ♪ Together withour differences ♪
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  • ♪ Together we arebolder, braver, stronger♪
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  • I did with Secretary ofState Michael Pompeo.
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  • - [Newscaster] The formerCIA Director Mike Pompeo
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  • has just been confirmed asthe new Secretary of State.
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  • - I, Michael Pompeo,do solemnly swear.
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  • - I, Michael Pompeo,do solemnly swear
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  • that I will support anddefend the Constitution
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  • of the United Statesagainst all enemies,
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  • foreign and domestic.
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  • That I will bear true faithand allegiance to the same.
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  • That I take thisobligation freely,
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  • without any mental reservationor purpose of evasion
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  • That I will well andfaithfully discharge the duties
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  • of the office on whichI am about to enter.
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  • So help me God.
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  • (tense music)
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  • - It's my privilege tointerview the Secretary of State
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  • of the United States ofAmerica, Michael Pompeo.
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  • And his resume is so impressive,
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  • I haven't memorized it soI'm just gonna have to read
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  • it for a moment.
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  • Michael Pompeo is theSecretary of State
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  • of the United States of America.
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  • He previously served asthe Director of the CIA.
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  • In fact, Mr. Secretary, I firstmet you in the rose garden.
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  • I was introduced toyou by Michelle Bachman
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  • and at that moment, you werethe Director of the CIA.
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  • But Secretary Pompeo wasa congressman from Kansas
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  • and a CEO.
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  • He graduated first inhis class from West Point
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  • and served as a Cavalry Officerpatrolling the Iron Curtain
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  • before the fall ofthe Berlin Wall.
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  • After leaving active duty,
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  • Mr. Pompeo graduatedfrom Harvard Law School
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  • having become the editorof the Harvard Law Review.
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  • And Secretary Pompeowas born right here
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  • in Southern Californiain the city of Orange,
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  • which I didn't knowuntil recently.
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  • He's married to Susan Pompeo,
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  • they have one son, Nick,
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  • and it's a privilege to hearfrom you, Mr. Secretary.
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  • I can imagine how busy you are.
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  • Thank you so much for takinga little time to be with us.
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  • - It's great tobe with you today.
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  • Thanks for having me onwith you, it's a blessing.
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  • - Yeah thank you, sir.
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  • Mr. Secretary, withMemorial Day approaching
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  • and in the positionthat you occupy,
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  • do you have any thoughtsyou would like to share
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  • with our nation ata time like this?
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  • - Well, first of all, it'sgreat to be with you all.
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  • It's truly special.
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  • I was hoping to beout there with you,
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  • I hope one day I can get outthere and see you in person.
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  • I know so many people arechallenged by this virus.
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  • It's changed everyone'slife for the moment,
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  • but I know that the Lordhas a plan for each of us
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  • and we'll all makeour way through it.
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  • Your point about MemorialDay is well taken.
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  • I take my job very seriously.
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  • The responsibility Ihave to try and use
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  • diplomatic tools to reducethe risk that our soldiers
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  • have to go fight andcan be injured or killed
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  • makes me get up everymorning and work really,
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  • really hard to try andaccomplish this mission.
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  • It is absolutely central to me
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  • that I do that withmy faith in the front
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  • of everything I do.
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  • I try to operatewith a level of grace
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  • that the Lord would want me to.
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  • I don't pull that off everyday.
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  • But I know thatwhen I do it right,
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  • when I do it well,the Lord is with me.
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  • He understands what I'm doing,why I'm trying to do it,
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  • how I'm trying to helpPresident Trump deliver
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  • on the foreign policyobjective that he has set
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  • out to protect thisexceptional nation.
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  • - Well, Mr. Secretary I thinksomebody listening to you,
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  • some might besurprised at how, well,
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  • out front you arewith our faith.
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  • How it plays such apivotal role in your life.
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  • Recently, we had theNational Day of Prayer
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  • and you participated
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  • and we can't evenbegin to imagine
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  • the kind of pressure you'reunder every single day.
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  • The kind of decisionsyou have to make,
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  • sometimes probably on thefly and then getting counsel
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  • from others and somany moving parts.
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  • And I wonder ifyou could tell us
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  • what role does prayerplay in your life?
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  • - You know I for onecouldn't do what I do
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  • without my faith.
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  • It drives the way Ithink about the world.
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  • My world view is set by thosefundamental understandings
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  • of Jesus Christ as my Savior.
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  • - [Greg] Wow.
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  • - You know, I haveresponsibilities to the country,
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  • I raise my right hand todefend the Constitution
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  • that people of allfaiths and all religions
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  • I interact with Muslimsin the Middle East
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  • and Jews in Israel
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  • and people of all faiths orno faith so I respect that.
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  • But for me,
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  • it's an important partof who I am that informs
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  • everything that I do, whatI do to try and protect
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  • my family and allthe citizens here
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  • of the United States of America.
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  • I've chosen to be upfrontabout it because I think
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  • people around the worldrespect those of us
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  • who are principledin our understanding.
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  • Who recognize thatwe are all sinners
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  • and that we get it wrong
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  • from time to time.
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  • But who understand thatthere is this guide star,
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  • this north star.
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  • The President talksabout this all the time.
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  • The Bible talks about a plumbline, a true north in Amos.
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  • Those are the kind ofthings we aspire to,
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  • we try to do each and every day.
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  • It's not that we thinkwe'll get to perfection.
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  • Indeed we know that will neverbe achieved here on Earth.
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  • But it does infact drive the way
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  • I think about my role
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  • and my obligationsto try to deliver
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  • on behalf of the Americanpeople every day.
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  • - Mr. Secretary, Iremember I was in the,
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  • you invited myself anda bunch of other pastors
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  • to meeting some time agoat the State Department
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  • and you mentioned to us
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  • that you have aBible on your desk.
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  • And I think you saidsomething along the lines,
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  • correct me if I'm wrong,
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  • but along the lines ofsomeone wanted to remove
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  • that Bible 'cause it wasin a prominent place.
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  • And you said no I wantthat Bible on my desk.
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  • So obviously, the Word ofGod is very important to you.
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  • What are some verses, youmentioned Amos a moment ago,
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  • what are some verses maybethat you go to as you're
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  • grappling with some of thechallenges and decisions
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  • you have to deal with?
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  • - Oh there's too many.
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  • You know, I alwaysharken back to
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  • the fact that we all are here,
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  • and Christians becauseof the Lord's grace.
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  • As we were justreflecting, my wife and I,
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  • over the weekend on Easter.
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  • It was different Easter for us
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  • here in Washington D.C.,
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  • the seven last words of Christ.
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  • I deal with somepretty nasty characters
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  • from time to time.
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  • People across the world
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  • who don't share theAmerican value set,
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  • the central idea thatwe have this obligation
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  • to try and forgive.
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  • Not that we don't haveresponsibility to deliver
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  • security for theAmerican people,
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  • but to forgive thosewho are doing these
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  • evil things in theworld to understand that
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  • it's the Lord thathas the best chance
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  • at correcting their behavior.
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  • We'll just do our bestto deter and defend.
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  • Those are the kind ofthings I think about.
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  • You know we all have ourfavorites from our childhood.
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  • My wife and I taughtfifth grade Sunday school
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  • seems like a long time ago.
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  • But with our fifthgrade Sunday school
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  • we would always teach them
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  • the book of, the Philippians,
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  • we would teach them the Psalms,
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  • the 23rd Psalm in particular,
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  • the Lord being my shepherd.
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  • We think about Him as this,
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  • that metaphor of Himas the shepherd right?
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  • A lowly shepherd but whohas this responsibility
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  • to tend to each of his sheep,
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  • each of the members of the flock
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  • and I try to do that in theway that we've raised our son
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  • and my work here at theState Department as well.
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  • - You know it's interesting,
  • 00:11:45.928 --> 00:11:46.862
  • you mentioned God as a shepherd.
  • 00:11:46.862 --> 00:11:48.097
  • Jesus said fearnot little flock,
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  • it is your Father'sgood pleasure togive you the kingdom.
  • 00:11:49.765 --> 00:11:52.968
  • And I just love that verse,
  • 00:11:52.968 --> 00:11:54.570
  • 'cause first of all He refersto us as a little flock,
  • 00:11:54.570 --> 00:11:57.306
  • He's our shepherd whowill provide for us,
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  • but He says fear not.
  • 00:11:59.642 --> 00:12:01.010
  • - And I wonder Mr. Secretary,with the kind of intel
  • 00:12:02.344 --> 00:12:04.547
  • you deal with every day,
  • 00:12:04.547 --> 00:12:06.248
  • the things thatyou are aware of,
  • 00:12:06.248 --> 00:12:08.250
  • that we are ordinaryAmericans aren't aware of,
  • 00:12:08.250 --> 00:12:11.387
  • what keeps you up at night
  • 00:12:11.387 --> 00:12:13.255
  • and how do you deal withpotential fear and anxiety,
  • 00:12:13.255 --> 00:12:16.759
  • as a believer and as aperson in your position?
  • 00:12:16.759 --> 00:12:20.262
  • - Well, that's a great question.
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  • I have my earthlyresponsibility and it's true.
  • 00:12:22.565 --> 00:12:24.800
  • You and I talked about twobooks that I read every morning.
  • 00:12:24.800 --> 00:12:27.937
  • So I have my Bible sitting out
  • 00:12:27.937 --> 00:12:29.638
  • and every morningI get a book filled
  • 00:12:29.638 --> 00:12:31.207
  • with intelligence that talks
  • 00:12:31.207 --> 00:12:33.142
  • about all the threats toAmericans here at home
  • 00:12:33.142 --> 00:12:35.544
  • and Americans allacross the world.
  • 00:12:35.544 --> 00:12:38.214
  • To juxtapose those two every day
  • 00:12:38.214 --> 00:12:40.683
  • is sometimes hard toget your head around.
  • 00:12:40.683 --> 00:12:42.885
  • - Wow.
  • 00:12:42.885 --> 00:12:43.919
  • - I managed to synthesize them
  • 00:12:43.919 --> 00:12:45.554
  • to bring themtogether knowing that
  • 00:12:45.554 --> 00:12:46.822
  • the Lord gives methe capacity to work,
  • 00:12:46.822 --> 00:12:50.159
  • to be diligent.
  • 00:12:50.159 --> 00:12:51.427
  • I hope he'll give me the wisdom
  • 00:12:51.427 --> 00:12:53.462
  • and the perseverance tomeet these challenges
  • 00:12:53.462 --> 00:12:55.898
  • head on a way that protectsthe American people
  • 00:12:55.898 --> 00:12:58.367
  • and then I go back tothat most important book
  • 00:12:58.367 --> 00:13:01.570
  • every day as well
  • 00:13:01.570 --> 00:13:02.805
  • and remind myself thatthe Lord is looking out
  • 00:13:02.805 --> 00:13:05.841
  • over this world and isdifficult, it's challenging
  • 00:13:05.841 --> 00:13:07.977
  • that these problems arethat are presented to us
  • 00:13:07.977 --> 00:13:10.679
  • by our adversariesaround the world
  • 00:13:10.679 --> 00:13:12.948
  • who wanna do harm to America.
  • 00:13:12.948 --> 00:13:15.117
  • I'm reminded that theLord is watching us.
  • 00:13:15.117 --> 00:13:17.419
  • That both heightens mysense of responsibility
  • 00:13:17.419 --> 00:13:21.056
  • and also comforts me,
  • 00:13:21.056 --> 00:13:22.658
  • gives me thestrength and courage
  • 00:13:22.658 --> 00:13:24.193
  • to continue on the mission.
  • 00:13:24.193 --> 00:13:25.294
  • So, whenever I'm stressful,
  • 00:13:25.294 --> 00:13:27.463
  • whenever I'm preparingfor a meeting
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  • with a difficult counterpart
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  • or I know I'm gonnahave to confront
  • 00:13:31.066 --> 00:13:33.102
  • a very hard situationand deliver news
  • 00:13:33.102 --> 00:13:34.637
  • to some nation that doesn'twant to hear about it,
  • 00:13:34.637 --> 00:13:37.373
  • but the path of Americanis choosing to take
  • 00:13:37.373 --> 00:13:39.675
  • is to defend it's own people,
  • 00:13:39.675 --> 00:13:40.743
  • I'm comforted in the fact
  • 00:13:40.743 --> 00:13:42.878
  • that the Lord iswatching over all of us
  • 00:13:42.878 --> 00:13:44.513
  • that were in that room that day
  • 00:13:44.513 --> 00:13:45.948
  • and that will guideeach to better outcomes
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  • for his kingdom.
  • 00:13:48.550 --> 00:13:50.352
  • - That's right.
  • 00:13:50.352 --> 00:13:51.654
  • You know, I'm remindedof the verse in James,
  • 00:13:51.654 --> 00:13:53.188
  • "If any man like wisdom,
  • 00:13:53.188 --> 00:13:54.423
  • "let him ask of Godwho gives it generously
  • 00:13:54.423 --> 00:13:56.492
  • "and will not hold it back."
  • 00:13:56.492 --> 00:13:58.193
  • Thinking of a story inthe book of Nehemiah,
  • 00:13:58.193 --> 00:13:59.595
  • Nehemiah was called thecupbearer, the king,
  • 00:13:59.595 --> 00:14:02.164
  • he was sort oflike, I don't know,
  • 00:14:02.164 --> 00:14:05.200
  • he would be a like a person
  • 00:14:05.200 --> 00:14:07.536
  • who had close accessto the President.
  • 00:14:07.536 --> 00:14:09.672
  • And you have access not only
  • 00:14:09.672 --> 00:14:11.206
  • to the President ofthe United States,
  • 00:14:11.206 --> 00:14:13.309
  • President Trump, but you deal
  • 00:14:13.309 --> 00:14:15.077
  • with presidentsof other nations,
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  • Prime Ministers, kings,and even dictators.
  • 00:14:16.745 --> 00:14:19.848
  • I think it was two Easters ago
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  • you were in North Koreameeting with Kim Jong-un
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  • and I'm thinkingand I may be wrong,
  • 00:14:26.388 --> 00:14:28.657
  • was it two Eastersago Mr. Secretary?
  • 00:14:28.657 --> 00:14:31.493
  • - That's exactly right.
  • 00:14:31.493 --> 00:14:33.095
  • April of whatwould have been 20,
  • 00:14:33.095 --> 00:14:35.030
  • excuse me, yes,2018, that's right.
  • 00:14:35.030 --> 00:14:37.099
  • - And I'm thinking aboutlike you're in a room
  • 00:14:37.099 --> 00:14:39.335
  • with these people.
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  • Some of them arefriendly toward us
  • 00:14:40.569 --> 00:14:42.237
  • like the PrimeMinister of Israel
  • 00:14:42.237 --> 00:14:44.506
  • or the PrimeMinister of the U.K.
  • 00:14:44.506 --> 00:14:46.241
  • I mean I'm sure you guyshave your disagreements,
  • 00:14:46.241 --> 00:14:48.978
  • but others, potentially hostile,
  • 00:14:48.978 --> 00:14:50.646
  • even our outright adversaries
  • 00:14:50.646 --> 00:14:53.048
  • and Nehemiah prayedand God gave him wisdom
  • 00:14:53.048 --> 00:14:56.652
  • in how to deal with the king.
  • 00:14:56.652 --> 00:14:59.021
  • Have you ever beenin this situation
  • 00:14:59.021 --> 00:15:00.556
  • where you just shot up asign and prayer to heaven
  • 00:15:00.556 --> 00:15:02.591
  • and something came to you
  • 00:15:02.591 --> 00:15:04.760
  • and it helped youin a negotiation
  • 00:15:04.760 --> 00:15:06.061
  • in talking withthe world leader?
  • 00:15:06.061 --> 00:15:08.564
  • - Well, I pray all the time
  • 00:15:08.564 --> 00:15:10.666
  • as I prepare forthese interactions
  • 00:15:10.666 --> 00:15:12.935
  • for these meetings.
  • 00:15:12.935 --> 00:15:14.069
  • And sometimes in these meetings,
  • 00:15:14.069 --> 00:15:15.504
  • you go in thinking it'sgonna be a good meeting,
  • 00:15:15.504 --> 00:15:17.840
  • where you've got a commonset of understandings,
  • 00:15:17.840 --> 00:15:19.441
  • only to learn that you'rein a very different place.
  • 00:15:19.441 --> 00:15:21.577
  • I continue alwaysto pray for all
  • 00:15:21.577 --> 00:15:24.480
  • of those who are presentin the negotiation.
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  • I pray for the President,
  • 00:15:26.915 --> 00:15:28.884
  • who gives me the guidance,
  • 00:15:28.884 --> 00:15:30.085
  • who says these arethe things I want you
  • 00:15:30.085 --> 00:15:31.553
  • to go execute on behalf ofthe United States of America.
  • 00:15:31.553 --> 00:15:34.590
  • I know that thatwisdom that comes
  • 00:15:34.590 --> 00:15:36.358
  • from that prayer, thepeace that comes with it
  • 00:15:36.358 --> 00:15:38.227
  • give me the opportunityto help deliver
  • 00:15:38.227 --> 00:15:40.362
  • good outcomes forthe American people,
  • 00:15:40.362 --> 00:15:41.997
  • it'll increase the chance
  • 00:15:41.997 --> 00:15:43.432
  • that I'll actually succeedin those endeavors.
  • 00:15:43.432 --> 00:15:46.068
  • The responsibility,the duty is on me,
  • 00:15:46.068 --> 00:15:48.303
  • but it's my faith that gives me
  • 00:15:48.303 --> 00:15:50.539
  • the strength andcourage to continue
  • 00:15:50.539 --> 00:15:51.807
  • to work on behalf of America.
  • 00:15:51.807 --> 00:15:53.742
  • - We're glad you're outthere representing us, too.
  • 00:15:53.742 --> 00:15:57.379
  • You know, we mentioned Israel.
  • 00:15:57.379 --> 00:15:59.681
  • You tweeted todayabout they formed
  • 00:15:59.681 --> 00:16:01.950
  • a new government an wehave a very long lasting
  • 00:16:01.950 --> 00:16:05.487
  • strategic relationshipwith the nation of Israel.
  • 00:16:05.487 --> 00:16:08.424
  • In fact, we werethe first nation
  • 00:16:08.424 --> 00:16:09.858
  • that recognized herwhen she declared
  • 00:16:09.858 --> 00:16:12.227
  • her statehood on May 14 in 1948.
  • 00:16:12.227 --> 00:16:15.130
  • And why is analliance with Israel
  • 00:16:15.130 --> 00:16:18.400
  • important for the UnitedStates do you think?
  • 00:16:18.400 --> 00:16:21.837
  • - I've also justhad the privilege
  • 00:16:21.837 --> 00:16:24.106
  • to go there last week.
  • 00:16:24.106 --> 00:16:25.307
  • It was really thefirst trip I've taken
  • 00:16:25.307 --> 00:16:26.442
  • since the virus.
  • 00:16:26.442 --> 00:16:27.709
  • I was on the ground forjust six or seven hours.
  • 00:16:27.709 --> 00:16:30.279
  • I met with PrimeMinister Netanyahu
  • 00:16:30.279 --> 00:16:31.947
  • and now Defense Minister Ganz.
  • 00:16:31.947 --> 00:16:34.416
  • Look, for those of us whoare evangelical believers,
  • 00:16:34.416 --> 00:16:38.954
  • we know that thereare many faiths
  • 00:16:38.954 --> 00:16:40.589
  • that draw their center
  • 00:16:40.589 --> 00:16:42.024
  • from this specialplace of Jerusalem.
  • 00:16:42.024 --> 00:16:44.560
  • This President hasbeen unambiguous
  • 00:16:44.560 --> 00:16:46.395
  • in recognizingthat the Israelis,
  • 00:16:46.395 --> 00:16:49.531
  • that the Jewish peoplehave a homeland there
  • 00:16:49.531 --> 00:16:51.834
  • and that Jerusalem istheir declared capital.
  • 00:16:51.834 --> 00:16:54.002
  • It was amazing to be part
  • 00:16:54.002 --> 00:16:55.838
  • of an administrationthat was strong enough,
  • 00:16:55.838 --> 00:16:58.740
  • capable enough to recognizethis fundamental truth
  • 00:16:58.740 --> 00:17:00.676
  • that the reality on the ground,
  • 00:17:00.676 --> 00:17:02.244
  • then to take the actions topreserve to Golan Heights,
  • 00:17:02.244 --> 00:17:05.380
  • then ultimately whenI made the statement
  • 00:17:05.380 --> 00:17:08.383
  • that Israel has theright to settle its land.
  • 00:17:08.383 --> 00:17:11.854
  • It is not necessarilyagainst the law
  • 00:17:11.854 --> 00:17:14.656
  • for them to do so.
  • 00:17:14.656 --> 00:17:16.125
  • Those are big changes frommore previous administrations
  • 00:17:16.125 --> 00:17:17.993
  • where I think yourpoint is central there.
  • 00:17:17.993 --> 00:17:20.696
  • The democracy in the Middle East
  • 00:17:20.696 --> 00:17:22.364
  • and yet, moreimportantly they share
  • 00:17:22.364 --> 00:17:25.367
  • and occupy thisfundamental place,
  • 00:17:25.367 --> 00:17:27.903
  • this historic religious place
  • 00:17:27.903 --> 00:17:29.505
  • that I had a chancewhen my son was 15
  • 00:17:29.505 --> 00:17:31.874
  • to take him there.
  • 00:17:31.874 --> 00:17:32.908
  • My wife and I had the chance
  • 00:17:32.908 --> 00:17:34.209
  • to walk around theSea of Galilee.
  • 00:17:34.209 --> 00:17:35.911
  • It was truly a lifechanging experience for him
  • 00:17:35.911 --> 00:17:39.114
  • and for Susan and me as well.
  • 00:17:39.114 --> 00:17:40.916
  • We know the importanceof this place.
  • 00:17:40.916 --> 00:17:43.752
  • This very, very specialplace that is unequaled
  • 00:17:43.752 --> 00:17:47.389
  • around the world andwe have an obligation
  • 00:17:47.389 --> 00:17:49.258
  • to do our part, to begood security partners
  • 00:17:49.258 --> 00:17:51.126
  • for them, as wellas good partners
  • 00:17:51.126 --> 00:17:53.495
  • in helping thempreserve their faith
  • 00:17:53.495 --> 00:17:54.863
  • and the faith institutionfor all peoples
  • 00:17:54.863 --> 00:17:56.832
  • who understand the historicimportance of Jerusalem.
  • 00:17:56.832 --> 00:18:00.369
  • - Mr. Secretary, you care deeply
  • 00:18:00.369 --> 00:18:02.171
  • about religious freedomhere in the United States
  • 00:18:02.171 --> 00:18:04.840
  • and abroad as well.
  • 00:18:04.840 --> 00:18:06.208
  • In fact, the largesthuman rights event
  • 00:18:06.208 --> 00:18:08.143
  • that ever happenedwas sponsored by you
  • 00:18:08.143 --> 00:18:10.746
  • and the State Department.
  • 00:18:10.746 --> 00:18:12.581
  • And tell us why youhave this passion
  • 00:18:12.581 --> 00:18:15.150
  • for religious freedomand for people
  • 00:18:15.150 --> 00:18:17.519
  • that are being persecuted
  • 00:18:17.519 --> 00:18:18.887
  • and not just Christians,
  • 00:18:18.887 --> 00:18:20.222
  • though Christians areheavily persecuted,
  • 00:18:20.222 --> 00:18:22.658
  • but people of any faith.
  • 00:18:22.658 --> 00:18:24.526
  • Why is this such animportant issue to you?
  • 00:18:24.526 --> 00:18:27.829
  • - Well, as someone whohas made clear his faith,
  • 00:18:29.231 --> 00:18:32.301
  • I wanna make surethat every person has
  • 00:18:32.301 --> 00:18:33.602
  • the capacity to do that.
  • 00:18:33.602 --> 00:18:35.237
  • That every believeraround the world,
  • 00:18:35.237 --> 00:18:37.673
  • every individual,every human being
  • 00:18:37.673 --> 00:18:40.342
  • who has a specialnessbecause of the fact
  • 00:18:40.342 --> 00:18:42.744
  • that they are human,
  • 00:18:42.744 --> 00:18:44.012
  • that our dignity comes from that
  • 00:18:44.012 --> 00:18:45.280
  • and that in Americawe recognize that
  • 00:18:45.280 --> 00:18:47.516
  • because we know that ourrights come from the Lord.
  • 00:18:47.516 --> 00:18:51.420
  • Our Constitution talksabout that indeed
  • 00:18:51.420 --> 00:18:53.889
  • in that very First Amendment,
  • 00:18:53.889 --> 00:18:56.391
  • it talks aboutreligious freedom.
  • 00:18:56.391 --> 00:18:58.160
  • And so I have made a point,
  • 00:18:58.160 --> 00:18:59.628
  • as has President Trumpto make religious freedom
  • 00:18:59.628 --> 00:19:02.364
  • a cornerstone of our diplomacy.
  • 00:19:02.364 --> 00:19:03.832
  • We understand that ifcountries get that right,
  • 00:19:03.832 --> 00:19:05.968
  • if they allow their people
  • 00:19:05.968 --> 00:19:07.469
  • to practice their faith ornot to practice their faith,
  • 00:19:07.469 --> 00:19:09.438
  • if that's what they choose,
  • 00:19:09.438 --> 00:19:10.939
  • but in a way that's consistentwith their conscience,
  • 00:19:10.939 --> 00:19:13.175
  • that those nationswill be better
  • 00:19:13.175 --> 00:19:15.077
  • and that those peoplewill be better.
  • 00:19:15.077 --> 00:19:17.379
  • So we have built up a big team
  • 00:19:17.379 --> 00:19:19.514
  • that works on religious freedom
  • 00:19:19.514 --> 00:19:21.617
  • at the State Department.
  • 00:19:21.617 --> 00:19:22.784
  • Your point aboutthese administerials,
  • 00:19:22.784 --> 00:19:24.052
  • they've been truly remarkable.
  • 00:19:24.052 --> 00:19:25.887
  • They're one of the highlights
  • 00:19:25.887 --> 00:19:27.122
  • of my time and serviceto the United States
  • 00:19:27.122 --> 00:19:29.191
  • where we gatheredreligious leaders
  • 00:19:29.191 --> 00:19:31.393
  • from all around the world,
  • 00:19:31.393 --> 00:19:32.461
  • people from every denomination
  • 00:19:32.461 --> 00:19:34.663
  • from nearly every country
  • 00:19:34.663 --> 00:19:36.798
  • who came to the State Department
  • 00:19:36.798 --> 00:19:38.533
  • on the same day to talkabout religious freedom,
  • 00:19:38.533 --> 00:19:40.669
  • the places wherethey could execute it
  • 00:19:40.669 --> 00:19:42.170
  • and places where there waspersecution and prohibition.
  • 00:19:42.170 --> 00:19:45.841
  • And then we've madea special point
  • 00:19:45.841 --> 00:19:47.943
  • to work on thosewho are persecuted,
  • 00:19:47.943 --> 00:19:49.778
  • whether it's theChristians in Northern Iraq
  • 00:19:49.778 --> 00:19:51.413
  • and in Syria or theUyghurs in China,
  • 00:19:51.413 --> 00:19:55.050
  • we understand thatnations and government
  • 00:19:55.050 --> 00:19:57.753
  • that persecute peoplebecause of their faith,
  • 00:19:57.753 --> 00:20:00.122
  • because of theirreligion are doing
  • 00:20:00.122 --> 00:20:01.390
  • a terrible wrong andthe United States
  • 00:20:01.390 --> 00:20:03.625
  • has a specialresponsibility and capacity
  • 00:20:03.625 --> 00:20:06.128
  • to respond to that.
  • 00:20:06.128 --> 00:20:07.663
  • - Yes, but not allsecretaries of state
  • 00:20:07.663 --> 00:20:09.798
  • and presidents haverecognized that,
  • 00:20:09.798 --> 00:20:12.200
  • so you've used yourposition to help people
  • 00:20:12.200 --> 00:20:14.836
  • that can really use your help
  • 00:20:14.836 --> 00:20:16.204
  • and we really appreciate that,
  • 00:20:16.204 --> 00:20:17.472
  • and speaking on behalfof evangelicals.
  • 00:20:17.472 --> 00:20:19.408
  • When you were a young man,
  • 00:20:19.408 --> 00:20:21.343
  • I don't know, were you raisedin Orange Mr. Secretary
  • 00:20:21.343 --> 00:20:24.880
  • or did you move outof that area soon
  • 00:20:24.880 --> 00:20:27.282
  • or were you a southernCalifornia boy?
  • 00:20:27.282 --> 00:20:30.686
  • - I was, I grew up.
  • 00:20:30.686 --> 00:20:31.953
  • I can find my wayaround a surfboard,
  • 00:20:31.953 --> 00:20:34.790
  • or at least I could.
  • 00:20:34.790 --> 00:20:35.691
  • - Really?
  • 00:20:35.691 --> 00:20:36.525
  • - I grew up in Santa Ana
  • 00:20:36.525 --> 00:20:37.859
  • at the First ChristianChurch of Santa Ana.
  • 00:20:37.859 --> 00:20:40.996
  • - Nice.
  • 00:20:40.996 --> 00:20:41.930
  • - I go down the river trail
  • 00:20:41.930 --> 00:20:43.198
  • and I head down toHuntington Beach.
  • 00:20:43.198 --> 00:20:45.233
  • So I know the area well.
  • 00:20:45.233 --> 00:20:46.501
  • I miss the weather there.
  • 00:20:46.501 --> 00:20:48.337
  • - I'd love to go surfingwith you sometime.
  • 00:20:48.337 --> 00:20:51.006
  • - I may be a littlepast my prime,
  • 00:20:51.006 --> 00:20:52.641
  • but maybe one day.
  • 00:20:52.641 --> 00:20:53.942
  • - Yeah, you know the bigtrend now with surfing
  • 00:20:53.942 --> 00:20:56.411
  • is stand up paddle.
  • 00:20:56.411 --> 00:20:57.679
  • Do you know where theyhave the bigger boards
  • 00:20:57.679 --> 00:20:58.914
  • and they catch thewaves of the paddle,
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  • it's a lot of fun.
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  • Did you ever as ayoung man ever imagine
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  • that you would bein a role of being
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  • the director of the CIA
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  • or that you would bethe Secretary of State?
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  • - Oh, goodness no.
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  • It would be theheight of humorous
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  • to think that one wouldhave the opportunity
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  • to serve at this level.
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  • No, I've just been very blessed.
  • 00:21:18.367 --> 00:21:21.737
  • The Lord's given melots of opportunities.
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  • You could never dream thatyou'd get this chance.
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  • I savor every day, every minute
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  • with the opportunityto try and serve,
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  • to try and helpAmerica be that nation
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  • that our founders understoodwas so central to humanity
  • 00:21:33.849 --> 00:21:37.719
  • and every day and every hourI get a chance to do that
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  • is one that I willforever be thankful for.
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  • I know my time at this will pass
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  • and I'll be back, I ran asmall business in Kansas
  • 00:21:45.193 --> 00:21:47.963
  • for many, many years.
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  • I'll be back in adifferent part of my life.
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  • I hope I can findan effective way
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  • to serve there as well.
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  • - I think of thewords, too, Esther,
  • 00:21:54.603 --> 00:21:56.405
  • you know, her unclesaid to her who knows
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  • that God has not placedyou where you are
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  • for such a time as this
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  • and I believe that's trueof you, Mr. Secretary
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  • and we're sothankful to have you
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  • in this position andI want you to know
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  • that we pray for you.
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  • Maybe you could just advise us
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  • and this is my last question.
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  • Thank you for yourtime is how could we
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  • best pray for you inthe position you're in
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  • and the decisions you must make?
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  • How can we pray for you?
  • 00:22:21.229 --> 00:22:24.166
  • - Well, I'd ask that youpray not only for me,
  • 00:22:24.166 --> 00:22:26.468
  • but all of theteam, the President,
  • 00:22:26.468 --> 00:22:28.770
  • the Vice President, allof those who are taxed
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  • with this enormousresponsibility
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  • to try and makedifficult decisions
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  • in the context of reallychallenging problems
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  • all across the world.
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  • Pray for each of usto have the wisdom,
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  • the grace that goodleaders need to have
  • 00:22:43.585 --> 00:22:47.956
  • and also the courage.
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  • The courage to standup for the things
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  • we know, the things weknow deeply are right,
  • 00:22:51.359 --> 00:22:54.396
  • where we find challenges,
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  • just to continuethat we can make sure
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  • to see the way,can see the right
  • 00:22:58.099 --> 00:22:59.401
  • and that we have theenergy, perseverance
  • 00:22:59.401 --> 00:23:01.837
  • and courage to continueto press those things
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  • for the good of mankind.
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  • - Thank you so much.
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  • Would you mind, Mr. Secretary,
  • 00:23:06.608 --> 00:23:07.843
  • if I just prayedfor you right now?
  • 00:23:07.843 --> 00:23:10.345
  • - I would welcome it.
  • 00:23:10.345 --> 00:23:11.580
  • - Okay, Father, webring before you
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  • the Secretary ofState Mike Pompeo.
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  • I thank you for him, Lord.
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  • I thank you for his boldness,
  • 00:23:16.952 --> 00:23:18.687
  • his faith, I thank youfor his clarity of mind
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  • and I thank you for theabilities you've given
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  • to him and we pray thatyou will guide his steps.
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  • You tell us inscripture the steps
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  • of a righteous man areordered by the Lord,
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  • so guide his stepsand guide the steps
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  • and the thoughts and decisions
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  • of our PresidentDonald Trump and
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  • of our Vice President,Vice President Pence
  • 00:23:38.740 --> 00:23:43.044
  • and we ask you to blessall of these men and women
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  • that are in positions ofleadership in our country.
  • 00:23:46.314 --> 00:23:49.117
  • We ask your blessingon our nation
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  • and we thank you that we live
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  • in this wonderfulnation and we enjoy
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  • the freedoms that we have.
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  • So we ask all of thisin Jesus' name, amen.
  • 00:23:57.158 --> 00:24:01.396
  • - Amen.
  • 00:24:01.396 --> 00:24:02.631
  • - Mr. Secretary,thank you so much
  • 00:24:02.631 --> 00:24:03.832
  • for taking thetime to be with us
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  • and we're gonnashare this message
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  • with as many people as we can,
  • 00:24:07.102 --> 00:24:09.404
  • but I really do appreciate it.
  • 00:24:09.404 --> 00:24:11.273
  • - Thank you, it was a blessingto be with you, so long.
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  • - Okay, let's gosurfing someday.
  • 00:24:14.109 --> 00:24:15.777
  • - All right, good night.
  • 00:24:15.777 --> 00:24:18.980
  • - Why don't we startwith a word of prayer?
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  • Father, we ask now that youwould speak to the heart
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  • of every person watchingthis wherever they are.
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  • You know their need,you have the answer
  • 00:24:32.027 --> 00:24:34.596
  • to all of our needsand we know, Lord,
  • 00:24:34.596 --> 00:24:37.065
  • that we're living in scary times
  • 00:24:37.065 --> 00:24:39.167
  • but we also know thatthe Bible is filled
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  • with promises that you've given.
  • 00:24:41.202 --> 00:24:43.038
  • And one of those promisesrepeated over and over again is,
  • 00:24:43.038 --> 00:24:46.541
  • you are comingback to this earth
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  • and we look forward to that day.
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  • So speak to us from your word,we ask in Jesus name, amen.
  • 00:24:51.346 --> 00:24:55.717
  • Hey Bible students,we're gonna turn
  • 00:24:55.717 --> 00:24:57.619
  • to a number of versestoday and the first one
  • 00:24:57.619 --> 00:25:00.355
  • is gonna be Matthew 16.
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  • So turn there withme, if you will.
  • 00:25:02.490 --> 00:25:04.826
  • Matthew 16 and thetitle of my message is,
  • 00:25:04.826 --> 00:25:08.730
  • Is Coronavirus a Signof the End Times?
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  • So let's talk aboutsome signs of the times
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  • and here's what Jesushimself said about it.
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  • I'm going to Matthew chapter 16
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  • and I'm gonna readverses one to three.
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  • One day, the Biblesays, the Pharisees
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  • and Sadducees came totest Jesus demanding
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  • that he show them amiraculous sign from heaven
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  • and to prove his authority.
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  • And he replied, youknow this saying.
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  • Red sky at night meansfair weather tomorrow.
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  • Red sky in the morningmeans foul weather all day.
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  • You know how to interpretthe weather signs
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  • in the sky, but you don'tknow, says our Lord,
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  • how to interpret thesigns of the times
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  • only an evil and adulterousgeneration demands
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  • a miraculous sign.
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  • The only sign I will give themis that of the prophet Jonah.
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  • That is Jonah wasthrough three days
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  • and three nights in thebelly of the great fish.
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  • So will the son ofman be three days
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  • and three nights inthe heart of the earth.
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  • Now, you don't haveto be a weatherman
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  • to necessarily predictthat it's going to rain
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  • if the sky is filledwith dark clouds.
  • 00:26:17.332 --> 00:26:20.969
  • In fact I've developed a foolproof way to make it rain.
  • 00:26:20.969 --> 00:26:24.973
  • If I want it to rain I justwash my car and it rains.
  • 00:26:24.973 --> 00:26:28.009
  • But you know, sometimesI think I know
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  • as much as some ofthese weathermen know
  • 00:26:29.811 --> 00:26:32.047
  • by just looking out the window
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  • and sort of figuring out whatthe day's gonna look like.
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  • And by the way,bald men always know
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  • when it's raining first.
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  • Sometimes I'mwalking with my wife
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  • and I'll say it's raining.
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  • And she'll say no it isn't.
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  • And I say, oh it is.
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  • And she can't sense the rain.
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  • She has so much hair.
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  • I say, oh no bald menalways know, and it's true.
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  • But look, we can look aroundus and see effectively signs
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  • of the times telling us thecoming of the Lord is near.
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  • Many Americans arebeginning to wonder
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  • if COVID-19 is not asign of the end times.
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  • A poll was recently done bythe nationally recognized
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  • McLaughlin and Associatesthat revealed quote,
  • 00:27:08.983 --> 00:27:12.353
  • a stunning 43% of pollrespondents said they believe
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  • the Coronavirus andresulting economic meltdown
  • 00:27:17.092 --> 00:27:20.895
  • is a wake up callfor us to turn back
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  • to faith in God, end quote.
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  • I think that's true.
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  • I think it is a wake up call.
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  • Has it been a wakeup call for you?
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  • We read a letter alittle bit earlier
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  • about a couple that wasliving in gloom and despair.
  • 00:27:34.075 --> 00:27:37.112
  • And they said Godused the Coronavirus
  • 00:27:37.112 --> 00:27:40.181
  • to wake them up spiritually.
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  • And now they've made arecommitment to the Lord.
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  • Are you paying attentionto this wake up call?
  • 00:27:44.452 --> 00:27:47.756
  • My friend and Bible prophesyexpert, Mark Hitchcock
  • 00:27:47.756 --> 00:27:51.926
  • wrote these words in hisnew book, "Corona Crisis."
  • 00:27:51.926 --> 00:27:55.196
  • And I quote, I believethat the Coronavirus
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  • is part of the stagesetting for the end times.
  • 00:27:58.032 --> 00:28:00.969
  • In that sense, it's a signthat points beyond itself
  • 00:28:00.969 --> 00:28:04.205
  • to future events, forexample Coronavirus
  • 00:28:04.205 --> 00:28:07.475
  • is revealing theinterconnectedness
  • 00:28:07.475 --> 00:28:10.378
  • of the modern world aswell as accelerating it.
  • 00:28:10.378 --> 00:28:14.215
  • COVID-19 is speeding therise of globalism, end quote.
  • 00:28:14.215 --> 00:28:19.087
  • And that's very true.
  • 00:28:19.087 --> 00:28:21.289
  • As Bible students weknow the Bible tells us
  • 00:28:21.289 --> 00:28:23.792
  • there's coming a worldleader on the scene.
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  • He's called the Beast.
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  • He's better knownas the Antichrist.
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  • He'll be initially a man ofpeace with global solutions.
  • 00:28:32.467 --> 00:28:35.970
  • With economic solutions,but then he will require
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  • that no one can buy or sellwithout this special mark
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  • that he will give to them.
  • 00:28:43.111 --> 00:28:44.646
  • So is that happeningbefore our eyes?
  • 00:28:44.646 --> 00:28:47.515
  • Let me put it this way, Ithink we are seeing things
  • 00:28:47.515 --> 00:28:50.685
  • that will ultimatelylead to that moment
  • 00:28:50.685 --> 00:28:53.955
  • but I don't think it'shappening quite yet.
  • 00:28:53.955 --> 00:28:56.591
  • But I do believewe're getting close.
  • 00:28:56.591 --> 00:28:59.627
  • Let's turn to another passageof scripture together.
  • 00:28:59.627 --> 00:29:02.497
  • Luke chapter 21.
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  • Luke chapter 21 and I wannaread verses eight to 11.
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  • As Jesus talks aboutwhat will happen
  • 00:29:08.369 --> 00:29:10.772
  • in the end times andhe mentions antichrist
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  • in a different way.
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  • He says, this is inresponse to the question
  • 00:29:14.776 --> 00:29:17.512
  • of the disciples, what willbe the signs of the end
  • 00:29:17.512 --> 00:29:21.816
  • and Jesus says, don'tlet anyone mislead you.
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  • Many will come in my namesaying I am the messiah.
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  • Saying the time hascome, don't believe them.
  • 00:29:30.291 --> 00:29:32.994
  • So according to Christ,one of the signs
  • 00:29:32.994 --> 00:29:35.063
  • of the end times isthat there will come
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  • a world leader and otherfalse prophets who will say,
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  • I am the messiah.
  • 00:29:39.901 --> 00:29:41.402
  • By the way, the prefix antidoesn't just mean against
  • 00:29:41.402 --> 00:29:44.973
  • it also means instead of.
  • 00:29:44.973 --> 00:29:47.408
  • Antichrist, the Beast,is an alternate version
  • 00:29:47.408 --> 00:29:52.113
  • of the messiah.
  • 00:29:52.113 --> 00:29:53.014
  • He's a fake messiah.
  • 00:29:53.014 --> 00:29:55.416
  • Many will come sayingI am the messiah.
  • 00:29:55.416 --> 00:29:59.053
  • But when you see these warsand insurrections, don't panic.
  • 00:29:59.053 --> 00:30:03.024
  • Yes, these thingsmust take place first
  • 00:30:03.024 --> 00:30:05.827
  • but the end won'tfollow immediately.
  • 00:30:05.827 --> 00:30:07.795
  • Then Christ adds, nation willgo to war against nation,
  • 00:30:07.795 --> 00:30:11.232
  • kingdom against kingdom.
  • 00:30:11.232 --> 00:30:12.734
  • There'll be great earthquakesand famines and plagues.
  • 00:30:12.734 --> 00:30:16.437
  • In many lands, interrifying things,
  • 00:30:16.437 --> 00:30:18.940
  • and great miraculoussigns from heaven.
  • 00:30:18.940 --> 00:30:22.377
  • Now look, we've always hadplagues throughout history.
  • 00:30:22.377 --> 00:30:26.247
  • I mentioned the plaguesthat came against Egypt
  • 00:30:26.247 --> 00:30:29.918
  • when he refused to releasethe people of Israel.
  • 00:30:29.918 --> 00:30:33.321
  • There was also the BlackDeath in the 1300s,
  • 00:30:33.321 --> 00:30:36.691
  • also known as theBubonic Plague.
  • 00:30:36.691 --> 00:30:38.826
  • That took the livesof 200 million people.
  • 00:30:38.826 --> 00:30:42.931
  • The Spanish Flu in1918 took the lives
  • 00:30:42.931 --> 00:30:45.900
  • of 40 to 50 million people.
  • 00:30:45.900 --> 00:30:48.937
  • So basically, the Bible says,
  • 00:30:48.937 --> 00:30:50.772
  • when you see these things happen
  • 00:30:50.772 --> 00:30:52.840
  • with greater frequencyyou should look up.
  • 00:30:52.840 --> 00:30:56.477
  • In the span of 40 years COVID-19
  • 00:30:56.477 --> 00:31:00.114
  • is the sixth most infectiousplague unleashed on the planet.
  • 00:31:00.114 --> 00:31:04.652
  • We've had HIV-AIDs,Swine Flu, Ebola,
  • 00:31:04.652 --> 00:31:09.223
  • and now Coronavirus.
  • 00:31:09.223 --> 00:31:10.658
  • One expert said,quote, the number
  • 00:31:10.658 --> 00:31:12.760
  • of new infectious diseaseslike SARS, HIV, and COVID-19
  • 00:31:12.760 --> 00:31:17.398
  • has increased by nearly fourfold in the past century
  • 00:31:17.398 --> 00:31:21.235
  • since 1980 alone, thenumber of outbreaks per year
  • 00:31:21.235 --> 00:31:24.939
  • is more than tripled.
  • 00:31:24.939 --> 00:31:26.607
  • Okay so, these things arecoming closer together
  • 00:31:26.607 --> 00:31:30.178
  • with greater intensity.
  • 00:31:30.178 --> 00:31:31.713
  • So you have two choicesat a moment like this
  • 00:31:31.713 --> 00:31:34.983
  • in human history.
  • 00:31:34.983 --> 00:31:36.417
  • You could look up,or you can freak out.
  • 00:31:36.417 --> 00:31:39.988
  • You can look up, oryou can freak out.
  • 00:31:39.988 --> 00:31:42.757
  • Jesus speaking on howpeople would react
  • 00:31:42.757 --> 00:31:45.293
  • in the end timessays this in Luke 21.
  • 00:31:45.293 --> 00:31:48.363
  • People will faint from terror,
  • 00:31:48.363 --> 00:31:50.498
  • apprehensive of whatis coming on the world.
  • 00:31:50.498 --> 00:31:54.235
  • Is that not an accuratedescription of the way
  • 00:31:54.235 --> 00:31:58.306
  • that many people arefeeling right now?
  • 00:31:58.306 --> 00:32:00.908
  • They are apprehensive.
  • 00:32:00.908 --> 00:32:02.877
  • Some are fainting from terror.
  • 00:32:02.877 --> 00:32:05.179
  • Drinking, partying,drugging, anything
  • 00:32:05.179 --> 00:32:08.649
  • to distract them from thereality they're facing.
  • 00:32:08.649 --> 00:32:12.120
  • Sales of anxietymedications are way up.
  • 00:32:12.120 --> 00:32:15.089
  • So you can freak outor you can look up.
  • 00:32:15.089 --> 00:32:18.326
  • Jesus says when yousee these things
  • 00:32:18.326 --> 00:32:20.628
  • begin to happen,look up, look up.
  • 00:32:20.628 --> 00:32:25.133
  • For your redemptionis drawing near.
  • 00:32:25.133 --> 00:32:29.003
  • Now, some wonder if thisCOVID-19 vaccination program
  • 00:32:29.003 --> 00:32:33.674
  • that is coming could possiblybe the mark of the Beast.
  • 00:32:33.674 --> 00:32:37.812
  • Short answer no,I don't think so.
  • 00:32:38.980 --> 00:32:40.848
  • But it is interesting andI'll talk about that more
  • 00:32:40.848 --> 00:32:44.352
  • in my message next timeas we gather together
  • 00:32:44.352 --> 00:32:47.855
  • as I deal withantichrist, Armageddon,
  • 00:32:47.855 --> 00:32:50.958
  • and the second coming.
  • 00:32:50.958 --> 00:32:52.493
  • But we should not be lookingfor antichrist, folks.
  • 00:32:52.493 --> 00:32:56.764
  • We should be lookingfor Jesus Christ.
  • 00:32:57.965 --> 00:33:00.301
  • That's where our focusshould be right now.
  • 00:33:00.301 --> 00:33:03.304
  • So, let me give toyou sort of a flyover
  • 00:33:03.304 --> 00:33:06.107
  • of the end time eventsbecause I think this
  • 00:33:06.107 --> 00:33:08.009
  • is where people get confused.
  • 00:33:08.009 --> 00:33:09.677
  • They think, is thisguy antichrist?
  • 00:33:09.677 --> 00:33:12.380
  • Is this it?
  • 00:33:12.380 --> 00:33:13.614
  • No, again rememberthey're like a stack
  • 00:33:13.614 --> 00:33:15.850
  • of dominoes closetogether and when
  • 00:33:15.850 --> 00:33:18.219
  • the first one fallsthey'll all fall.
  • 00:33:18.219 --> 00:33:20.388
  • Antichrist is not here yet.
  • 00:33:20.388 --> 00:33:22.723
  • And when we talk aboutthe increase of plagues
  • 00:33:22.723 --> 00:33:25.726
  • and the wars andall those things,
  • 00:33:25.726 --> 00:33:27.462
  • those are a descriptionof what is called
  • 00:33:27.462 --> 00:33:29.764
  • in the Bible the greattribulation period
  • 00:33:29.764 --> 00:33:32.600
  • that lasts for seven years.
  • 00:33:32.600 --> 00:33:34.435
  • So, let me give toyou what I believe
  • 00:33:34.435 --> 00:33:37.772
  • is the accurate order ofevents of the end times.
  • 00:33:37.772 --> 00:33:41.409
  • Next up on the propheticcalendar is the rapture.
  • 00:33:41.409 --> 00:33:45.613
  • That's where believersare caught up
  • 00:33:45.613 --> 00:33:47.615
  • to meet the Lord in the air.
  • 00:33:47.615 --> 00:33:49.217
  • I'll have more to say aboutthat in a few moments.
  • 00:33:49.217 --> 00:33:51.319
  • After the rapturesometimes after that,
  • 00:33:51.319 --> 00:33:53.988
  • or sometime after that, thiscoming world leader emerges
  • 00:33:53.988 --> 00:33:58.292
  • on the scene.
  • 00:33:58.292 --> 00:33:59.260
  • He's suave, he's debonair,
  • 00:33:59.260 --> 00:34:02.029
  • he'll probably be on thecover of Time Magazine
  • 00:34:02.029 --> 00:34:04.465
  • and GQ at the same time.
  • 00:34:04.465 --> 00:34:06.434
  • Think "The Devil Wears Prada."
  • 00:34:06.434 --> 00:34:08.903
  • He won't be dressedhead to toe in black.
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  • He'll be a very persuasive,charismatic individual.
  • 00:34:11.672 --> 00:34:16.177
  • A powerful world leader.
  • 00:34:16.177 --> 00:34:18.346
  • And to show this he brings about
  • 00:34:18.346 --> 00:34:20.848
  • a global peace plan that works.
  • 00:34:20.848 --> 00:34:23.651
  • And it works for threeand a half years.
  • 00:34:23.651 --> 00:34:26.053
  • In fact, he even helpsthe Jewish people
  • 00:34:26.053 --> 00:34:28.489
  • to rebuild their temple.
  • 00:34:28.489 --> 00:34:30.391
  • And some are soexcited they hail him
  • 00:34:30.391 --> 00:34:32.760
  • as the very messiah.
  • 00:34:32.760 --> 00:34:34.629
  • But at the midway pointof this seven year period,
  • 00:34:34.629 --> 00:34:37.665
  • called the tribulation period,
  • 00:34:37.665 --> 00:34:39.700
  • antichrist showshis true colors.
  • 00:34:39.700 --> 00:34:42.537
  • And he forces peopleto take his mark.
  • 00:34:42.537 --> 00:34:45.406
  • And a series of plaguesand God's judgment
  • 00:34:45.406 --> 00:34:49.677
  • comes upon the world and itbuilds, and builds, and builds
  • 00:34:49.677 --> 00:34:53.681
  • until the finalbattles of humanity
  • 00:34:53.681 --> 00:34:56.083
  • known as the battlesof Armageddon.
  • 00:34:56.083 --> 00:34:59.453
  • And as the world is at warthe second coming takes place.
  • 00:34:59.453 --> 00:35:04.025
  • And Christ returns to the earth
  • 00:35:04.025 --> 00:35:06.994
  • and he establishes his kingdom.
  • 00:35:06.994 --> 00:35:09.230
  • Following that we have whatis called the millennium.
  • 00:35:09.230 --> 00:35:12.133
  • Millennium's a wordthat just means 1.000.
  • 00:35:12.133 --> 00:35:15.036
  • It's 1.000 year reignof Christ and after that
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  • heaven and earth become oneas the new Jerusalem descends
  • 00:35:19.307 --> 00:35:23.244
  • as a bride adorn for herhusband out of heaven
  • 00:35:23.244 --> 00:35:26.714
  • to the earth.
  • 00:35:26.714 --> 00:35:28.249
  • And this is a fulfillmentof the statement of Jesus
  • 00:35:28.249 --> 00:35:30.685
  • or really the prayer he taughtus to pray, when we pray,
  • 00:35:30.685 --> 00:35:34.322
  • our father who art in heaven,hallowed be your name.
  • 00:35:34.322 --> 00:35:37.124
  • Your kingdom come,your will be done
  • 00:35:37.124 --> 00:35:40.127
  • on earth as it is in heaven.
  • 00:35:40.127 --> 00:35:41.929
  • So, coming back to antichrist.
  • 00:35:41.929 --> 00:35:44.498
  • He cannot even be revealed.
  • 00:35:44.498 --> 00:35:47.468
  • He cannot even burst on thescene until true believers
  • 00:35:47.468 --> 00:35:51.939
  • are caught up to meetthe Lord in the air.
  • 00:35:51.939 --> 00:35:54.542
  • Second Thessalonianstwo says this mystery
  • 00:35:54.542 --> 00:35:57.845
  • of lawlessness isalready at work.
  • 00:35:57.845 --> 00:36:00.348
  • Only he who nowrestrains will do so
  • 00:36:00.348 --> 00:36:02.617
  • until he is takenout of the way.
  • 00:36:02.617 --> 00:36:04.585
  • Then the lawless one,that's the antichrist,
  • 00:36:04.585 --> 00:36:07.421
  • will be revealed whothe Lord will consume
  • 00:36:07.421 --> 00:36:10.391
  • with the breath ofhis mouth and destroy
  • 00:36:10.391 --> 00:36:13.261
  • with the brightnessof his coming.
  • 00:36:13.261 --> 00:36:16.664
  • So the constrainingforce in the world today
  • 00:36:16.664 --> 00:36:20.635
  • is the Holy Spirit workingthrough the church.
  • 00:36:20.635 --> 00:36:24.839
  • Once the church is called upto meet the Lord in heaven,
  • 00:36:24.839 --> 00:36:29.610
  • now hell canbasically break loose
  • 00:36:29.610 --> 00:36:31.779
  • and antichrist can, touse '60s vernacular,
  • 00:36:31.779 --> 00:36:35.383
  • do his thing.
  • 00:36:35.383 --> 00:36:36.617
  • And it's not gonnabe a good thing.
  • 00:36:36.617 --> 00:36:38.819
  • So, if we see signs thatwould indicate to us
  • 00:36:38.819 --> 00:36:42.490
  • that antichrist isclose, that would also be
  • 00:36:42.490 --> 00:36:46.327
  • a reminder that JesusChrist is even closer.
  • 00:36:46.327 --> 00:36:50.231
  • So if I'm seeing signsout there in our world
  • 00:36:50.231 --> 00:36:53.134
  • saying antichrist is coming,
  • 00:36:53.134 --> 00:36:55.136
  • then really what thosesigns are saying is,
  • 00:36:55.136 --> 00:36:57.238
  • the coming of Jesus for hispeople, it's even closer.
  • 00:36:57.238 --> 00:37:02.243
  • I mentioned the word rapture.
  • 00:37:03.110 --> 00:37:04.378
  • Some people push back, they say,
  • 00:37:04.378 --> 00:37:06.180
  • you can't find the wordrapture in the Bible.
  • 00:37:06.180 --> 00:37:09.417
  • Well, that depends whattranslation you have.
  • 00:37:09.417 --> 00:37:12.019
  • If you have a Latintranslation, I think you can.
  • 00:37:12.019 --> 00:37:15.222
  • The word rapture comes fromthe Latin root word, rapturous
  • 00:37:15.222 --> 00:37:18.125
  • and that comes fromthe Greek word harpazo
  • 00:37:19.293 --> 00:37:22.330
  • which means to betaken away by force.
  • 00:37:22.330 --> 00:37:25.900
  • And that word harpazois used 13 times
  • 00:37:25.900 --> 00:37:29.704
  • in the New Testament.
  • 00:37:29.704 --> 00:37:30.905
  • So, call it the rapture,call it the harpazo,
  • 00:37:30.905 --> 00:37:34.608
  • call it the great escape,I don't really care.
  • 00:37:34.608 --> 00:37:37.144
  • It's an event the Biblespeaks of multiple times.
  • 00:37:37.144 --> 00:37:40.348
  • So what is the rapture?
  • 00:37:40.348 --> 00:37:43.884
  • Let me define it for you.
  • 00:37:43.884 --> 00:37:45.319
  • The rapture is when Christdescends from heaven
  • 00:37:45.319 --> 00:37:48.723
  • and we are caught upto meet him in the air
  • 00:37:48.723 --> 00:37:52.426
  • and we receive our newresurrection bodies.
  • 00:37:52.426 --> 00:37:55.329
  • That's also the momentthat we will be reunited
  • 00:37:55.329 --> 00:37:59.133
  • with loved ones whohave died in faith
  • 00:37:59.133 --> 00:38:01.902
  • who have proceeded us to heaven.
  • 00:38:01.902 --> 00:38:04.739
  • Here's anotherpassage to look at.
  • 00:38:04.739 --> 00:38:06.774
  • First Thessalonians four.
  • 00:38:06.774 --> 00:38:09.143
  • And we read, the Lord himselfwill descend from heaven
  • 00:38:09.143 --> 00:38:12.446
  • with a shout, with avoice of the Archangel
  • 00:38:12.446 --> 00:38:15.616
  • and the trumpet of God,and the dead in Christ
  • 00:38:15.616 --> 00:38:18.252
  • shall rise first.
  • 00:38:18.252 --> 00:38:19.754
  • And we which are alive andremaining shall be caught up
  • 00:38:19.754 --> 00:38:21.856
  • together with them in the clouds
  • 00:38:21.856 --> 00:38:23.357
  • to meet the Lord in the air.
  • 00:38:23.357 --> 00:38:24.825
  • And thus, we willever be with the Lord.
  • 00:38:24.825 --> 00:38:27.094
  • Therefore, comfort oneanother with these words.
  • 00:38:27.094 --> 00:38:32.099
  • What happens to aChristian when they die?
  • 00:38:33.200 --> 00:38:35.302
  • They go immediately intothe presence of God.
  • 00:38:36.871 --> 00:38:39.940
  • The dead in Christ rise first.
  • 00:38:39.940 --> 00:38:42.309
  • But when the rapture comes,
  • 00:38:42.309 --> 00:38:43.811
  • and that can happen today,it could happen tonight.
  • 00:38:43.811 --> 00:38:46.213
  • It could happen tomorrow.
  • 00:38:46.213 --> 00:38:47.615
  • We are reunitedwith our loved ones
  • 00:38:47.615 --> 00:38:49.750
  • and that is when theyand we all receive
  • 00:38:49.750 --> 00:38:53.521
  • our resurrection bodies.
  • 00:38:53.521 --> 00:38:55.322
  • Because God is gonnagive us a new body
  • 00:38:55.322 --> 00:38:58.426
  • that's a radically upgradedversion of our old one.
  • 00:38:58.426 --> 00:39:02.730
  • So, question number two.
  • 00:39:02.730 --> 00:39:05.099
  • Why is there a rapture, why?
  • 00:39:05.099 --> 00:39:08.536
  • Well, Paul talkedto these folks here
  • 00:39:08.536 --> 00:39:10.237
  • who lived in Thessalonicaand they were stressed out.
  • 00:39:10.237 --> 00:39:14.275
  • They were unhappy.
  • 00:39:14.275 --> 00:39:15.109
  • They were sad.
  • 00:39:15.109 --> 00:39:16.544
  • Because a number oftheir loved ones had died
  • 00:39:16.544 --> 00:39:19.013
  • and they thought theywould never see them again.
  • 00:39:19.013 --> 00:39:21.282
  • So Paul wanted to sharethis great truth with them.
  • 00:39:21.282 --> 00:39:24.952
  • In fact he says in FirstThessalonians 4:13.
  • 00:39:24.952 --> 00:39:28.222
  • Hey, we don't want youto be uninformed about
  • 00:39:28.222 --> 00:39:30.591
  • those who have died sothat you grieve as those
  • 00:39:30.591 --> 00:39:33.694
  • who have no hope.
  • 00:39:33.694 --> 00:39:35.429
  • Notice he says we don'twant you to be uninformed.
  • 00:39:35.429 --> 00:39:37.832
  • I bring this up becausesometimes people say,
  • 00:39:37.832 --> 00:39:39.967
  • no one can figureout Bible prophesy.
  • 00:39:39.967 --> 00:39:42.169
  • No one understands it.
  • 00:39:42.169 --> 00:39:43.637
  • There's so many different views,
  • 00:39:43.637 --> 00:39:45.339
  • so we shouldn'teven talk about it.
  • 00:39:45.339 --> 00:39:47.208
  • Au contraire.
  • 00:39:47.208 --> 00:39:48.642
  • That's french forsnails with garlic.
  • 00:39:48.642 --> 00:39:51.445
  • No, that's escargot.
  • 00:39:51.445 --> 00:39:52.480
  • No, to the contrary,
  • 00:39:52.480 --> 00:39:54.315
  • God wants us to knowabout the end times.
  • 00:39:54.315 --> 00:39:57.518
  • Again, Paul says.
  • 00:39:57.518 --> 00:39:58.452
  • - I don't want youto be uninformed.
  • 00:39:59.653 --> 00:40:01.889
  • Remember in Matthew 24Jesus said when you see
  • 00:40:01.889 --> 00:40:04.758
  • the abomination of desolation,
  • 00:40:04.758 --> 00:40:07.561
  • let the reader understand.
  • 00:40:07.561 --> 00:40:10.197
  • Basically the Bible issaying he understand
  • 00:40:10.197 --> 00:40:13.100
  • what is being said.
  • 00:40:13.100 --> 00:40:14.802
  • The very word revelation,
  • 00:40:14.802 --> 00:40:17.471
  • that's the title of thelast book of the Bible.
  • 00:40:17.471 --> 00:40:20.975
  • Revelation means the unveiling.
  • 00:40:20.975 --> 00:40:23.744
  • Listen, it is notGod's desire to conceal
  • 00:40:23.744 --> 00:40:27.515
  • but to reveal.
  • 00:40:27.515 --> 00:40:28.949
  • He wants us toknow these things.
  • 00:40:28.949 --> 00:40:31.852
  • And he doesn't give usBible prophecy to scare us,
  • 00:40:31.852 --> 00:40:35.489
  • but to encourage us, especiallyif we put our faith in Him.
  • 00:40:35.489 --> 00:40:40.127
  • So here's what Paulwas saying, look,
  • 00:40:40.127 --> 00:40:41.929
  • if you've lost a loved one
  • 00:40:41.929 --> 00:40:44.131
  • and they've gone to heaven,
  • 00:40:44.131 --> 00:40:45.232
  • you're going to see them again.
  • 00:40:45.232 --> 00:40:47.868
  • Imagine for a momentyou're just going about
  • 00:40:47.868 --> 00:40:50.371
  • your daily business,
  • 00:40:50.371 --> 00:40:52.506
  • doing whatever it isyou do and suddenly,
  • 00:40:52.506 --> 00:40:54.808
  • in a moment thathappens so quickly,
  • 00:40:54.808 --> 00:40:56.877
  • you can't evenmeasure it in time,
  • 00:40:56.877 --> 00:40:58.679
  • you're reunited withyour loved one again
  • 00:40:58.679 --> 00:41:02.082
  • because the Bible says itwill happen in a moment
  • 00:41:02.082 --> 00:41:05.119
  • in the twinkling of an eye.
  • 00:41:05.119 --> 00:41:07.655
  • I mean the twinklingof an eye is something
  • 00:41:07.655 --> 00:41:09.857
  • that can't even be measured.
  • 00:41:09.857 --> 00:41:11.358
  • The word twinkling comesfrom the root word adamos,
  • 00:41:11.358 --> 00:41:14.194
  • we get our word Adam from it.
  • 00:41:14.194 --> 00:41:16.096
  • How long does it takefor that to happen?
  • 00:41:16.096 --> 00:41:17.998
  • Probably about as longas it takes to say
  • 00:41:17.998 --> 00:41:19.867
  • the word adamos,it's boom, just,
  • 00:41:19.867 --> 00:41:22.503
  • you're in thepresence of the Lord
  • 00:41:22.503 --> 00:41:24.772
  • and you're with your lovedones that have gone before you.
  • 00:41:24.772 --> 00:41:28.175
  • Isn't that encouraging?
  • 00:41:28.175 --> 00:41:29.510
  • That's why Paul said therefore,
  • 00:41:29.510 --> 00:41:31.845
  • comfort one anotherwith these words.
  • 00:41:31.845 --> 00:41:34.548
  • Imagine husbands willbe reunited with wives
  • 00:41:34.548 --> 00:41:37.985
  • and wives with husbands.
  • 00:41:37.985 --> 00:41:39.553
  • Children reunited with parentsand parents with children.
  • 00:41:39.553 --> 00:41:43.257
  • Brothers reunited withbrothers and sisters
  • 00:41:43.257 --> 00:41:46.360
  • and everyone will bebrought back together again.
  • 00:41:46.360 --> 00:41:49.430
  • Friends reunited with friends.
  • 00:41:49.430 --> 00:41:51.365
  • Your sorrow immediately vanishes
  • 00:41:51.365 --> 00:41:54.435
  • and it's replacedwith ecstatic joy.
  • 00:41:54.435 --> 00:41:57.605
  • That is why the Bible callsthe Rapture the Blessed Hope.
  • 00:41:57.605 --> 00:42:02.109
  • So, when a Christianloses a loved one,
  • 00:42:02.109 --> 00:42:05.346
  • we grieve but not hopelessly,
  • 00:42:05.346 --> 00:42:08.048
  • but rather hopefully.
  • 00:42:08.048 --> 00:42:10.284
  • We grieve hopefullybecause we know
  • 00:42:10.284 --> 00:42:12.686
  • we will see them again.
  • 00:42:12.686 --> 00:42:15.155
  • And that is a greatencouragement.
  • 00:42:15.155 --> 00:42:17.658
  • It's a good thing to thinkabout these things, folks.
  • 00:42:17.658 --> 00:42:20.060
  • It's a good thing tojust think about heaven.
  • 00:42:20.060 --> 00:42:22.563
  • To think about the after life.
  • 00:42:22.563 --> 00:42:24.365
  • C.S. Lewis the greatprofessor who taught at Oxford
  • 00:42:24.365 --> 00:42:29.136
  • and wrote manysignificant books,
  • 00:42:29.136 --> 00:42:31.171
  • including the "Chronicles ofNarnia" and "Mere Christianity"
  • 00:42:31.171 --> 00:42:35.275
  • talked a lot about heaven.
  • 00:42:35.275 --> 00:42:36.944
  • And he made thisstatement and I quote,
  • 00:42:36.944 --> 00:42:39.046
  • "A continual lookingforward to the eternal world
  • 00:42:39.046 --> 00:42:42.182
  • is not a form of escapismor wishful thinking.
  • 00:42:42.182 --> 00:42:46.120
  • But rather it's one ofthe things a Christian
  • 00:42:46.120 --> 00:42:48.088
  • is meant to do."
  • 00:42:48.088 --> 00:42:50.324
  • End quote, very true.
  • 00:42:50.324 --> 00:42:51.592
  • It's good to thinkabout these things.
  • 00:42:51.592 --> 00:42:53.560
  • Colossians three says setyour mind on things above.
  • 00:42:53.560 --> 00:42:58.265
  • Or another way totranslate it, think heaven!
  • 00:42:58.265 --> 00:43:01.035
  • It's a good thing tothink about heaven.
  • 00:43:01.035 --> 00:43:04.071
  • Look forward to heaven.
  • 00:43:04.071 --> 00:43:05.973
  • And by the way, when wetalk about things like this,
  • 00:43:05.973 --> 00:43:08.742
  • it makes us wannabe closer to God.
  • 00:43:08.742 --> 00:43:11.111
  • Again, talking about theLord's imminent return
  • 00:43:11.111 --> 00:43:14.515
  • makes us want tobe closer to God.
  • 00:43:14.515 --> 00:43:17.618
  • It reminds us there is a Godand His Word can be trusted
  • 00:43:17.618 --> 00:43:20.788
  • when we see Bibleprophecy being fulfilled
  • 00:43:20.788 --> 00:43:23.357
  • before our very eyes.
  • 00:43:23.357 --> 00:43:25.159
  • And over in verseJohn three it says,
  • 00:43:25.159 --> 00:43:27.361
  • that he that has this hope,
  • 00:43:27.361 --> 00:43:29.096
  • that is the hope ofthe return of Christ,
  • 00:43:29.096 --> 00:43:31.699
  • will purify himselfeven as God is pure.
  • 00:43:31.699 --> 00:43:35.202
  • So I think whenwe're right with God,
  • 00:43:35.202 --> 00:43:36.870
  • we look forward to his return.
  • 00:43:36.870 --> 00:43:38.706
  • It keeps us on ourtoes spiritually.
  • 00:43:38.706 --> 00:43:41.842
  • It causes us to wantto live godly lives
  • 00:43:41.842 --> 00:43:44.578
  • but if you're not rightwith the Lord when you hear
  • 00:43:44.578 --> 00:43:46.480
  • that Christ couldreturn at any moment,
  • 00:43:46.480 --> 00:43:48.882
  • well that's quite frightening.
  • 00:43:48.882 --> 00:43:50.884
  • Really a litmus testof where you're at
  • 00:43:50.884 --> 00:43:53.821
  • right now in this moment in time
  • 00:43:53.821 --> 00:43:55.923
  • is if you're looking forwardto the return of Jesus,
  • 00:43:55.923 --> 00:43:58.625
  • that would be anindication to me
  • 00:43:58.625 --> 00:44:00.094
  • that you are right with God.
  • 00:44:00.094 --> 00:44:01.695
  • And if you're dreadingthe return of Jesus,
  • 00:44:01.695 --> 00:44:04.298
  • that would be anindication to me
  • 00:44:04.298 --> 00:44:05.833
  • you're not right with God.
  • 00:44:05.833 --> 00:44:07.301
  • And I'm gonna tell youhow to get right with God
  • 00:44:07.301 --> 00:44:09.703
  • in a few moments 'causeyou're either gonna get right
  • 00:44:09.703 --> 00:44:12.172
  • or you're gonna get left.
  • 00:44:12.172 --> 00:44:13.741
  • And when I say get left,
  • 00:44:13.741 --> 00:44:15.209
  • I mean you will not becalled up to meet the Lord
  • 00:44:15.209 --> 00:44:17.511
  • in the Rapture butyou'll be left behind.
  • 00:44:17.511 --> 00:44:21.982
  • Here's another point.
  • 00:44:21.982 --> 00:44:23.350
  • When will the Lordreturn in the Rapture?
  • 00:44:23.350 --> 00:44:26.587
  • Now this one gets interesting'cause there's people
  • 00:44:26.587 --> 00:44:28.922
  • that come alongperiodically that say
  • 00:44:28.922 --> 00:44:30.591
  • they've cracked thecode and they know when
  • 00:44:30.591 --> 00:44:33.427
  • Jesus is returning.
  • 00:44:33.427 --> 00:44:34.895
  • They know when he willcome in the Rapture.
  • 00:44:34.895 --> 00:44:37.865
  • Let me say somethingthat might surprise you,
  • 00:44:37.865 --> 00:44:40.801
  • I know when theSecond Coming is.
  • 00:44:40.801 --> 00:44:43.270
  • You say what?
  • 00:44:43.270 --> 00:44:44.471
  • No, no one knowsthe day or the hour.
  • 00:44:44.471 --> 00:44:45.873
  • Understand there's thedifference between the Rapture
  • 00:44:45.873 --> 00:44:48.142
  • and the Second Coming.
  • 00:44:48.142 --> 00:44:49.610
  • In the Rapture, whichcould happen at any moment,
  • 00:44:49.610 --> 00:44:52.312
  • He comes for His people.
  • 00:44:52.312 --> 00:44:54.214
  • In the Second Coming,
  • 00:44:54.214 --> 00:44:55.516
  • He returns with His people.
  • 00:44:55.516 --> 00:44:57.584
  • The Rapture isbefore anti-Christ
  • 00:44:57.584 --> 00:45:00.454
  • and the tribulation.
  • 00:45:00.454 --> 00:45:01.955
  • The Second Coming is at theend of the tribulation, okay?
  • 00:45:01.955 --> 00:45:05.859
  • So here's my point, theSecond Coming will happen
  • 00:45:05.859 --> 00:45:09.396
  • after the seven yearreign of anti-Christ after
  • 00:45:09.396 --> 00:45:14.001
  • the Battle of Armageddon,so once that happens,
  • 00:45:14.001 --> 00:45:16.904
  • you can count itdown seven years.
  • 00:45:16.904 --> 00:45:19.039
  • Now that hasn't started yetso I can't give you a date
  • 00:45:19.039 --> 00:45:21.542
  • but I know in sequencewhen it will happen.
  • 00:45:21.542 --> 00:45:24.077
  • But the Rapture,
  • 00:45:24.077 --> 00:45:25.412
  • that could happen atany moment and Jesus
  • 00:45:25.412 --> 00:45:27.815
  • says no man knowsthe day or the hour.
  • 00:45:27.815 --> 00:45:29.983
  • And if you were to go backto the original language
  • 00:45:29.983 --> 00:45:32.219
  • and translate that, itwould translate out to
  • 00:45:32.219 --> 00:45:34.822
  • no man knows theday or the hour.
  • 00:45:34.822 --> 00:45:37.291
  • And what it actually means is,
  • 00:45:37.291 --> 00:45:38.725
  • no mans knows theday or the hour.
  • 00:45:38.725 --> 00:45:40.994
  • Nobody.
  • 00:45:40.994 --> 00:45:42.162
  • So, only God knows.
  • 00:45:42.162 --> 00:45:44.231
  • And He'll come atthe right moment.
  • 00:45:44.231 --> 00:45:46.667
  • It can happen at any time
  • 00:45:46.667 --> 00:45:48.635
  • as I've already said.
  • 00:45:48.635 --> 00:45:50.170
  • But it is going to happen
  • 00:45:50.170 --> 00:45:51.939
  • and you can count on it
  • 00:45:51.939 --> 00:45:53.607
  • and it's gonna be oneof the greatest events
  • 00:45:53.607 --> 00:45:56.276
  • of all human history.
  • 00:45:56.276 --> 00:45:58.111
  • I mentioned that statementof Christ early on
  • 00:45:58.111 --> 00:46:00.247
  • where he said a wicked andan adulterous generation
  • 00:46:00.247 --> 00:46:04.017
  • seeks after a sign.
  • 00:46:04.017 --> 00:46:05.819
  • And no sign will be givento them except that of
  • 00:46:05.819 --> 00:46:08.422
  • the prophet Jonah.
  • 00:46:08.422 --> 00:46:09.790
  • That is Jonah was threedays and three nights
  • 00:46:09.790 --> 00:46:12.226
  • in the belly of the great fish,
  • 00:46:12.226 --> 00:46:14.361
  • so will the son of man bethree days and three nights
  • 00:46:14.361 --> 00:46:17.164
  • in the heart of the earth.
  • 00:46:17.164 --> 00:46:18.599
  • Interesting, Jesus justvalidated the story of Jonah.
  • 00:46:18.599 --> 00:46:22.402
  • He was a real dude with areal message that resulted
  • 00:46:22.402 --> 00:46:25.439
  • in a spiritual awakeningin a city known as Nineveh.
  • 00:46:25.439 --> 00:46:29.743
  • But he was swallowedby a great fish.
  • 00:46:29.743 --> 00:46:31.778
  • By the way, the Bible never says
  • 00:46:31.778 --> 00:46:33.614
  • he was swallowed by a whale.
  • 00:46:33.614 --> 00:46:35.215
  • Maybe it was a whale.
  • 00:46:35.215 --> 00:46:36.283
  • Maybe it was a fish,
  • 00:46:36.283 --> 00:46:38.051
  • it can be literallytranslated, sea monster,
  • 00:46:38.051 --> 00:46:40.821
  • that never existed until themoment it swallowed Jonah,
  • 00:46:40.821 --> 00:46:44.191
  • but whatever the case thestory is not about Jonah
  • 00:46:44.191 --> 00:46:46.593
  • and a whale.
  • 00:46:46.593 --> 00:46:48.161
  • It's a picture ofwhat Christ did.
  • 00:46:48.161 --> 00:46:51.164
  • Jesus is effectively saying,
  • 00:46:51.164 --> 00:46:52.099
  • you guys want a miracle, right?
  • 00:46:52.099 --> 00:46:53.667
  • Well do you want me topull a rabbit out of a hat?
  • 00:46:53.667 --> 00:46:56.770
  • If you want me to do sometrick that will convince you,
  • 00:46:56.770 --> 00:46:59.439
  • here's my sign for you.
  • 00:46:59.439 --> 00:47:01.074
  • As Jonah was in thebelly of that fish,
  • 00:47:01.074 --> 00:47:03.343
  • I'm gonna go to a cross anddie for the sin of the world
  • 00:47:03.343 --> 00:47:05.979
  • and rise again from the dead.
  • 00:47:05.979 --> 00:47:08.215
  • That's my sign.
  • 00:47:08.215 --> 00:47:09.516
  • That's my miracle.
  • 00:47:09.516 --> 00:47:10.584
  • You might say well show mea miracle and I'll believe.
  • 00:47:12.019 --> 00:47:13.954
  • Show me and I'll believe!
  • 00:47:13.954 --> 00:47:15.722
  • Effectively, God saysbelieve and I'll show you.
  • 00:47:15.722 --> 00:47:19.626
  • See God has demonstratedHis love toward you.
  • 00:47:19.626 --> 00:47:22.262
  • God has shown how much Heloves you by sending His son
  • 00:47:22.262 --> 00:47:26.667
  • to die on the cross for you.
  • 00:47:26.667 --> 00:47:29.937
  • You know the Bible sayssome of us might die
  • 00:47:29.937 --> 00:47:32.806
  • for a righteous man.
  • 00:47:32.806 --> 00:47:35.075
  • But God demonstratedHis love toward us that
  • 00:47:35.075 --> 00:47:38.011
  • while we were yet sinners,Christ died for us.
  • 00:47:38.011 --> 00:47:42.249
  • When we were breakingHis Commandments,
  • 00:47:42.249 --> 00:47:43.984
  • when we were fallingshort of His standards,
  • 00:47:43.984 --> 00:47:46.954
  • God showed lovein a tangible way.
  • 00:47:46.954 --> 00:47:49.523
  • And as I've often said,
  • 00:47:49.523 --> 00:47:50.958
  • it wasn't nails thatheld Jesus to that cross,
  • 00:47:50.958 --> 00:47:53.427
  • 2.000 years ago, itwas love for you.
  • 00:47:53.427 --> 00:47:56.763
  • God loves you.
  • 00:47:56.763 --> 00:47:58.131
  • I don't know what you'vebeen told about God,
  • 00:47:58.131 --> 00:48:00.133
  • but I'm here to tell youtoday on the authority
  • 00:48:00.133 --> 00:48:02.602
  • of scripture that God loves you.
  • 00:48:02.602 --> 00:48:05.138
  • And He proved His lovefor you by sending Jesus
  • 00:48:05.138 --> 00:48:08.141
  • to die in your place.
  • 00:48:08.141 --> 00:48:10.077
  • Jesus said for Godso loved the world,
  • 00:48:10.077 --> 00:48:12.980
  • He gave His only begotten son.
  • 00:48:12.980 --> 00:48:15.349
  • Whoever believe inHis should not perish
  • 00:48:15.349 --> 00:48:18.251
  • but have everlasting life.
  • 00:48:18.251 --> 00:48:19.619
  • Not only does God love you,
  • 00:48:21.221 --> 00:48:22.556
  • but He has a wonderfulplan for your life,
  • 00:48:22.556 --> 00:48:25.092
  • and that plan starts withHim forgiving you of all
  • 00:48:25.092 --> 00:48:28.362
  • of your sin.
  • 00:48:28.362 --> 00:48:29.830
  • And then He has a specialplan for how your life
  • 00:48:29.830 --> 00:48:34.434
  • will go and when that day comes,
  • 00:48:34.434 --> 00:48:36.303
  • you'll go to meet Him inheaven in the after life.
  • 00:48:36.303 --> 00:48:40.207
  • But maybe even before you die,
  • 00:48:40.207 --> 00:48:42.843
  • the Rapture can happen.
  • 00:48:42.843 --> 00:48:44.478
  • It could happen in our lifetime.
  • 00:48:44.478 --> 00:48:46.480
  • It could happen today.
  • 00:48:46.480 --> 00:48:48.949
  • And I ask you if Christwere to come back again,
  • 00:48:48.949 --> 00:48:51.918
  • would you be ready?
  • 00:48:51.918 --> 00:48:53.987
  • Now don't miss this opportunityto get right with God.
  • 00:48:53.987 --> 00:48:57.257
  • I mentioned a couple earlierwho wrote me and said
  • 00:48:57.257 --> 00:49:00.594
  • that they were livinga miserable life
  • 00:49:00.594 --> 00:49:03.230
  • and they recommittedtheir life to the Lord
  • 00:49:03.230 --> 00:49:05.799
  • and they were prodigals.
  • 00:49:05.799 --> 00:49:07.067
  • And maybe you're a prodigal.
  • 00:49:07.067 --> 00:49:08.168
  • What's a prodigal?
  • 00:49:08.168 --> 00:49:09.403
  • It's someone that'sbeen raised in the faith
  • 00:49:09.403 --> 00:49:11.071
  • and has walked away from it.
  • 00:49:11.071 --> 00:49:12.572
  • Or someone that madea profession of faith
  • 00:49:12.572 --> 00:49:14.941
  • and turned their back on it.
  • 00:49:14.941 --> 00:49:17.244
  • And if you're a prodigalson or daughter,
  • 00:49:17.244 --> 00:49:19.279
  • you can come back to Jesus.
  • 00:49:19.279 --> 00:49:20.914
  • But there is someonewatching me right now
  • 00:49:20.914 --> 00:49:23.150
  • who has never asked Christto come into your life.
  • 00:49:23.150 --> 00:49:25.652
  • You've never evenheard these things
  • 00:49:25.652 --> 00:49:27.320
  • I'm talking about before.
  • 00:49:27.320 --> 00:49:30.090
  • But you realize I need God.
  • 00:49:30.090 --> 00:49:32.359
  • I want my sin forgiven.
  • 00:49:32.359 --> 00:49:33.794
  • Maybe you've been tryingto fill that big hole
  • 00:49:33.794 --> 00:49:36.296
  • in your life withdrugs or with booze
  • 00:49:36.296 --> 00:49:38.498
  • or with partying orwith accomplishments
  • 00:49:38.498 --> 00:49:41.201
  • and you know the whole COVID-19thing has sort of revealed
  • 00:49:41.201 --> 00:49:44.337
  • how empty all thosethings are because
  • 00:49:44.337 --> 00:49:46.406
  • people can't go outand do all the things
  • 00:49:46.406 --> 00:49:49.076
  • they were doing before.
  • 00:49:49.076 --> 00:49:50.410
  • And they can't go andhang out in big parties
  • 00:49:50.410 --> 00:49:52.646
  • with all of their friends.
  • 00:49:52.646 --> 00:49:54.081
  • And you're isolated and you'realone and you're scared.
  • 00:49:54.081 --> 00:49:56.817
  • But you're not alonebecause God is there.
  • 00:49:56.817 --> 00:49:59.486
  • And Jesus says behold Istand at the door and I knock
  • 00:49:59.486 --> 00:50:03.156
  • and if you'll hear myvoice and open the door,
  • 00:50:03.156 --> 00:50:05.892
  • I will come in.
  • 00:50:05.892 --> 00:50:06.793
  • Listen to this.
  • 00:50:06.793 --> 00:50:07.828
  • The same Jesus who was bornin a manger in Bethlehem,
  • 00:50:09.396 --> 00:50:12.532
  • who died on a crossoutside of Jerusalem.
  • 00:50:12.532 --> 00:50:16.236
  • The same Jesus who willcome again for His people
  • 00:50:16.236 --> 00:50:19.573
  • in the Rapture and willreturn to the earth
  • 00:50:19.573 --> 00:50:21.741
  • in the Second Coming is alive
  • 00:50:21.741 --> 00:50:24.244
  • and he's standingright now at the door
  • 00:50:24.244 --> 00:50:27.147
  • of your life sayingI want to come in.
  • 00:50:27.147 --> 00:50:29.483
  • Would you like Jesusto come into your life?
  • 00:50:29.483 --> 00:50:32.085
  • Would you like to beforgiven of all of your sin?
  • 00:50:32.085 --> 00:50:35.455
  • Would you like toknow with certainty
  • 00:50:35.455 --> 00:50:36.857
  • that you will go toheaven when you die?
  • 00:50:36.857 --> 00:50:39.159
  • Or know for sure that you'llbe ready when the Lord
  • 00:50:39.159 --> 00:50:41.661
  • comes for us?
  • 00:50:41.661 --> 00:50:42.863
  • If so, I'm gonnalead you in a prayer.
  • 00:50:42.863 --> 00:50:46.366
  • And I'm gonna ask you topray this prayer with me
  • 00:50:46.366 --> 00:50:50.036
  • if you want Jesus tocome into your life.
  • 00:50:50.036 --> 00:50:52.472
  • So if you're someonewho has never asked
  • 00:50:52.472 --> 00:50:54.107
  • the Lord to comeinto your heart,
  • 00:50:54.107 --> 00:50:55.942
  • or if you're a prodigalson or daughter,
  • 00:50:55.942 --> 00:50:58.078
  • do what some 3.000 peoplehave been doing every weekend
  • 00:50:58.078 --> 00:51:02.682
  • here at Harvest at Home.
  • 00:51:02.682 --> 00:51:05.285
  • Do what 50.000 people have donein the last 10 weeks or so.
  • 00:51:05.285 --> 00:51:10.157
  • Pray this prayer with me.
  • 00:51:10.157 --> 00:51:12.259
  • I'm telling you on theauthority of the Bible.
  • 00:51:12.259 --> 00:51:14.995
  • Christ will come into yourlife right here, right now.
  • 00:51:14.995 --> 00:51:20.000
  • If you want Jesus tocome into your life,
  • 00:51:21.201 --> 00:51:22.469
  • pray this prayer with me.
  • 00:51:22.469 --> 00:51:24.704
  • Just pray these words,
  • 00:51:24.704 --> 00:51:25.639
  • pray 'em out loud if you like.
  • 00:51:25.639 --> 00:51:27.340
  • Pray Lord Jesus,
  • 00:51:27.340 --> 00:51:29.242
  • I know that I am a sinner.
  • 00:51:29.242 --> 00:51:32.078
  • But I know thatyou are the Savior
  • 00:51:32.078 --> 00:51:34.381
  • who died on the cross for me
  • 00:51:34.381 --> 00:51:37.717
  • and rose again from the dead.
  • 00:51:37.717 --> 00:51:39.886
  • I turn from my sin now,
  • 00:51:39.886 --> 00:51:41.922
  • and I choose to follow you
  • 00:51:41.922 --> 00:51:43.790
  • from this moment forward.
  • 00:51:43.790 --> 00:51:46.159
  • Thank you forhearing this prayer
  • 00:51:46.159 --> 00:51:48.261
  • and answering it inJesus' name I pray, amen.
  • 00:51:48.261 --> 00:51:53.033
  • ♪ Woke up this morning
  • 00:51:56.903 --> 00:51:59.306
  • ♪ And life as you know it
  • 00:51:59.306 --> 00:52:02.342
  • ♪ Looks nothing likethe kind of life ♪
  • 00:52:02.342 --> 00:52:04.744
  • ♪ You knew before
  • 00:52:04.744 --> 00:52:07.714
  • ♪ All of a sudden
  • 00:52:07.714 --> 00:52:10.150
  • ♪ Fear stole the headlines
  • 00:52:10.150 --> 00:52:12.752
  • ♪ And it don't feel safe
  • 00:52:12.752 --> 00:52:14.254
  • ♪ To even stepoutside your door ♪
  • 00:52:14.254 --> 00:52:17.591
  • ♪ In this world youwill have trouble ♪
  • 00:52:17.591 --> 00:52:22.462
  • ♪ But I haveovercome the world ♪
  • 00:52:22.462 --> 00:52:27.400
  • ♪ So take heart
  • 00:52:28.268 --> 00:52:30.503
  • ♪ And take a breath
  • 00:52:30.503 --> 00:52:32.739
  • ♪ And let me lift that heavyweight up off your chest ♪
  • 00:52:32.739 --> 00:52:37.744
  • ♪ Take my hand
  • 00:52:38.778 --> 00:52:41.014
  • ♪ I know it's looking dark
  • 00:52:41.014 --> 00:52:44.217
  • ♪ And when the worldfalls all around you ♪
  • 00:52:44.217 --> 00:52:46.920
  • ♪ I won't let you fall apart
  • 00:52:46.920 --> 00:52:49.556
  • ♪ So take heart
  • 00:52:49.556 --> 00:52:54.561
  • ♪ Take heart
  • 00:52:55.195 --> 00:52:59.866
  • ♪ Do you remember singing
  • 00:53:01.568 --> 00:53:04.037
  • ♪ Back when you were younger
  • 00:53:04.037 --> 00:53:06.506
  • ♪ He's got the wholeworld in his hands ♪
  • 00:53:06.506 --> 00:53:09.209
  • ♪ Well, that's still true
  • 00:53:09.209 --> 00:53:11.778
  • ♪ I hold your family,all your friends ♪
  • 00:53:11.778 --> 00:53:15.015
  • ♪ And all your loved ones
  • 00:53:15.015 --> 00:53:17.517
  • ♪ And even when you'rebarely holding on ♪
  • 00:53:17.517 --> 00:53:19.819
  • ♪ I'm holding you
  • 00:53:19.819 --> 00:53:21.788
  • ♪ So take heartand take a breath ♪
  • 00:53:21.788 --> 00:53:26.326
  • ♪ And let me lift that heavyweight up off your chest ♪
  • 00:53:26.326 --> 00:53:31.231
  • ♪ Oh, take my hand
  • 00:53:31.998 --> 00:53:33.900
  • ♪ I know it's looking dark
  • 00:53:33.900 --> 00:53:37.437
  • ♪ And when the worldfalls all around you, ♪
  • 00:53:37.437 --> 00:53:40.073
  • ♪ I won't let you fall apart
  • 00:53:40.073 --> 00:53:42.742
  • ♪ So take heart
  • 00:53:42.742 --> 00:53:47.747
  • ♪ Take heart
  • 00:53:48.381 --> 00:53:50.884
  • ♪ Whoa
  • 00:53:50.884 --> 00:53:53.286
  • ♪ Take heart
  • 00:53:53.286 --> 00:53:56.056
  • ♪ Oh yeah
  • 00:53:56.056 --> 00:53:58.591
  • ♪ Take heart
  • 00:53:58.591 --> 00:54:03.596
  • ♪ 'Cause in this worldyou will have trouble ♪
  • 00:54:04.798 --> 00:54:09.002
  • ♪ But I haveovercome the world ♪
  • 00:54:10.136 --> 00:54:14.374
  • ♪ Oh, in this worldyou will have trouble ♪
  • 00:54:14.374 --> 00:54:19.379
  • ♪ But I haveovercome the world ♪
  • 00:54:20.513 --> 00:54:25.318
  • ♪ So take heart
  • 00:54:26.152 --> 00:54:28.254
  • ♪ Take a breath
  • 00:54:28.254 --> 00:54:30.724
  • ♪ Let me lift that heavyweight up off your chest ♪
  • 00:54:30.724 --> 00:54:35.729
  • ♪ Take my hand
  • 00:54:36.396 --> 00:54:38.565
  • ♪ I know it's looking dark
  • 00:54:38.565 --> 00:54:41.401
  • ♪ When the worldfalls all around you ♪
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  • ♪ I won't let you fall apart
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  • ♪ So take heart
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  • ♪ Take heart
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  • - Hey everybody, thanksfor watching the program
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  • and as you can see thenumber is on the screen
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  • and if you wannamake that commitment
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  • to follow Jesus Christ,just call that number.
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  • And I wanted to alsomention that every weekend
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  • we have a specialonline service for you.
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  • And it's called"Harvest at Home"
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  • and I'm gonna carryon with this series
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  • that I'm doingabout the end times,
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  • so please tune in.
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  • You just go to harvest.organd you can watch us
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  • every single weekend.
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  • I wanna thank Matt andLaurie for having me
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  • on the show.
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  • It's always a joy to bewith you all here at TBN.
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  • So thanks for watchingand God bless you.
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  • (upbeat music)
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