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Angels and Demons: Angels Advanced

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December 13, 2016
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Bil Cornelius

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Angels and Demons: Angels Advanced

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  • - Bil Cornelius: What is it
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  • that you need?
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  • God will provide for you.
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  • He deploys his angels
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  • to help you.
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  • Sometimes that means the angel
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  • taps you on the shoulder
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  • and tells you of an opportunity
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  • that's right in front of you
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  • that you maybe didn't
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  • notice before.
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  • Maybe it's money you need.
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  • The angel can show you how
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  • to earn more money.
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  • Maybe it's a relationship
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  • connection that you're
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  • looking for.
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  • An angel can help connect
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  • you with someone.
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  • God is a provider God
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  • and he deploys his angels
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  • - Bil Cornelius: You are the
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  • - Bil Cornelius: Welcome.
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  • Great to have you here today.
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  • Thanks for joining us.
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  • So much excitement about
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  • this message.
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  • And I'm just glad you guys
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  • are here as we talk about angels
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  • and demons.
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  • There's a true story, a guy
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  • named coach Mike DuBose and
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  • his wife, Polly, they just moved
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  • from Chattanooga, Tennessee
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  • to Hattiesburg, Mississippi
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  • They moved in late one night and
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  • the next morning, they got up
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  • and they were unpacking boxes.
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  • And he had to go to work
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  • for his first day of work.
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  • And so, he goes to work and
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  • so it's just Polly in the house
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  • with her 2-year-old son, and
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  • he's just kind of playing beside
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  • her while she's unpacking boxes.
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  • And they have
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  • a three-story home.
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  • And as she's doing that,
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  • she's unpacking boxes.
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  • He gets a little cranky and so
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  • she puts him down for a nap.
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  • And so, she goes upstairs to the
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  • newly formed, newly assembled
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  • crib, puts him in his crib and
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  • goes back downstairs knowing
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  • that he's safe and he's fine.
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  • And she goes back to unpacking
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  • boxes in the back of the house.
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  • Unbeknownst to her, the first
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  • time he has ever done this,
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  • their child got out of the crib
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  • on his own, managed to get
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  • downstairs into the garage,
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  • where the garage door was
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  • already open 'cause she was busy
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  • unpacking boxes and stuff.
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  • And he found his Big Wheel,
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  • got on his Big Wheel.
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  • She has no idea he's even
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  • out of bed.
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  • And he just starts
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  • going down the street
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  • and he just disappears.
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  • And so, this goes on
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  • for several hours.
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  • She is unpacking boxes
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  • until one day--until finally she
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  • gets a knock at the door.
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  • She goes to the door and there
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  • is a woman standing at the door
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  • holding her 2-year-old.
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  • She freaks out.
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  • First of all, no one knows them
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  • in the town.
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  • They just moved to the city.
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  • They know no one.
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  • How did this woman even know
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  • Let alone, this 2-year-old
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  • didn't exactly tell her.
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  • And so, she opens the door.
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  • She says,
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  • "Ma'am, I found your son.
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  • He was two blocks down the road
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  • on his Big Wheel
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  • at a stoplight."
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  • And so, she's freaking out.
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  • She's shaking.
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  • She takes her child and holds
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  • him for a second, and she goes
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  • to set him down and to turn
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  • around to thank her.
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  • And when she turns around,
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  • she's gone.
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  • They really believe that they
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  • were visited by an angel.
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  • God is looking out for you and
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  • his angels are doing
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  • your bidding as we speak.
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  • Will you just give God a hand
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  • for his goodness, that he
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  • protects us, that he's looking
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  • Isn't it good to know that?
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  • Well, today, I wanna give you
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  • six simple principles about
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  • angels and just talk about
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  • what they do for you.
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  • But before we do, let's say our
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  • mission statement together.
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  • Our mission is to do what?
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  • Is to take as many people to
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  • heaven as we can before we die,
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  • period.
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  • That's what we're all about here
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  • at Church Unlimited.
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  • Again, thanks for being a part
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  • of the church today.
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  • Thanks for coming today.
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  • is our first verse for the day.
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  • It says, "Now an angel of the
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  • Lord said to Philip, 'Go south
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  • to the road, the desert road
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  • that goes down from Jerusalem
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  • So, this angel specifically
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  • leads Philip down
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  • a certain road.
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  • Now, we know if you continue to
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  • read the Scripture, we know that
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  • Philip ends up meeting a man
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  • that was not from that town that
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  • was waiting on the side of the
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  • road for some reason, reading
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  • some Scripture that he didn't
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  • understand but he wanted to know
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  • more about God.
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  • Philip ends up leading him
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  • to the Lord.
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  • So, the angel led him to a
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  • divine appointment that God had
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  • In the same way, number one, God
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  • is using angels to guide you.
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  • God uses angels to--maybe God
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  • used an angel today to tap you
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  • on your shoulder to get you up
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  • But you know God uses angels
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  • to direct us, and to lead us,
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  • and to guide us a lot of times.
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  • I know the Holy Spirit also does
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  • that but God also uses angels to
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  • direct and to guide us as well.
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  • There's a true story about a guy
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  • named Ron Phillips.
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  • He wrote a book called,
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  • "Angels and Demons."
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  • In the book, he talks about a
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  • story about how he was a
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  • traveling itinerate preacher,
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  • just went from town to town
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  • and preaching different places.
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  • He was invited to preach in this
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  • church that was up into the
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  • mountains in northern Alabama.
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  • I didn't even know there was
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  • mountains in northern Alabama.
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  • Apparently, there are.
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  • And he was driving up to these
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  • mountains and before he left,
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  • his wife said,
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  • "Honey, I'm a little worried
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  • about the weather.
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  • You gonna be okay?"
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  • He said, "Oh, I'll be fine."
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  • You know, so he was a little
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  • overconfident there.
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  • But he goes up
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  • into the mountains because
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  • in the mountains was where
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  • this church was.
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  • There's mountain people
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  • that went to this church.
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  • So, he goes up into
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  • the mountains.
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  • He gets there to preach that--
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  • it was a Sunday night service.
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  • And as he pulls up and gets out
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  • of the car, meets the preacher,
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  • meets different people,
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  • the preacher says to him,
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  • "I really--
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  • I'm sorry to say this,
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  • we're really glad you're here,
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  • but if you don't mind,
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  • we need to keep it a little bit
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  • shorter tonight 'cause we just
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  • got wind that there's gonna be
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  • a big storm coming."
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  • And the preacher and the people
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  • knew about storms 'cause they
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  • lived on the mountain.
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  • They knew what that meant,
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  • but he didn't quite grasp that.
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  • He's like, "Sure, no problem.
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  • I'll keep it shorter."
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  • So, he shares and, you know,
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  • People were touched.
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  • And at the end of the service,
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  • people kind of left quickly
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  • though because they knew
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  • it was a storm and if you live
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  • on the mountain,
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  • you know what that means.
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  • And so, they all got in their
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  • car pretty quick and went home.
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  • And the--it was just him
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  • and the preacher left,
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  • and so he hops in his car.
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  • And the preacher says,
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  • "Are you sure
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  • you're gonna be okay?
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  • Do you wanna maybe stay here
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  • just to be safe?
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  • I mean, going down a mountain
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  • with snow is not easy."
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  • And he said,
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  • "Oh, I think I'll be fine.
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  • It doesn't look bad."
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  • So, he starts down the mountain.
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  • He's about 30 minutes down
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  • the mountain.
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  • So, he's pretty far from the
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  • church, too far to turn around,
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  • and snow just starts to come
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  • down in cakes, man.
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  • It's just like waves of snow.
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  • He can't believe how much
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  • He has almost zero visibility.
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  • At one point, he hits a patch of
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  • ice, spins around, does 2, 360s
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  • while he's on the edge of a
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  • mountain and barely stops.
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  • The car stops right
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  • at the cliff's edge.
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  • He almost dies.
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  • I mean, he is freaking out.
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  • Takes him about 20 minutes
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  • just to get the car turned back
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  • When he finally gets the car
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  • turned around, he just stops
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  • for a second and realizes,
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  • "I'm in trouble.
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  • There is no way."
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  • And he just starts to pray
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  • out loud.
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  • "God, I don't wanna die
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  • on this mountain."
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  • This weather is so bad.
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  • I mean, it was just coming down
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  • like crazy.
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  • He is not used to driving
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  • in this.
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  • The people on the mountain knew
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  • to get home quickly.
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  • He was far from home,
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  • too far from the church,
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  • too far from home.
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  • He was like,
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  • "Lord, you gotta help me."
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  • And he just prayed out loud,
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  • "God, would you please help me."
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  • And he just sensed in his spirit
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  • right then that God told him,
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  • "Ask your angel sitting beside
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  • you to help you."
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  • He kind of looked over a little
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  • bit to the side and he noticed
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  • a glow in the seat next to him.
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  • And he just said, "Angel, if
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  • you're there, would you please
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  • help me get down this mountain?
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  • Would you please go to the front
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  • of my car and keep the wheels
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  • on the actual road."
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  • So, as he's driving, he puts it
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  • in drive and he begins to go
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  • down the road.
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  • He noticed a glow at the front
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  • of his car, not one time all the
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  • way down that mountain
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  • He got all the way to the bottom
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  • of the mountain and when he got
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  • to the bottom, there was an
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  • Alabama state trooper there that
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  • had put a barricade up blocking
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  • the mountain from anyone going
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  • up or coming down.
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  • He was shocked to see him but
  • 00:07:06.080 --> 00:07:08.260
  • the Alabama trooper was even
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  • more shocked to see the car
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  • coming down the hill with
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  • all that snow.
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  • And as he rolled up next to him,
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  • he slowed down
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  • and rolled down his window
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  • and the Alabama trooper said,
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  • "How in the world did you get
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  • down this mountain safely?"
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  • And he just smiled and said,
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  • "The Lord is with me."
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  • And then the Alabama trooper
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  • did something that shocked him.
  • 00:07:23.260 --> 00:07:25.110
  • He looked at him, peeked in,
  • 00:07:25.110 --> 00:07:26.170
  • looked past him and said,
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  • Apparently, that trooper
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  • had seen the angel.
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  • God protects us, God leads us,
  • 00:07:40.020 --> 00:07:41.150
  • God guides us.
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  • His angels are looking out
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  • for you even as we speak.
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  • His angels right now are saying,
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  • They're there for you,
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  • they really are.
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  • Genesis chapter 21, verse 17
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  • gives us another story.
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  • It says, "The angel of God
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  • called to Hagar from heaven and
  • 00:07:54.240 --> 00:07:56.020
  • said to her, Do not be afraid.
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  • God has heard the boy crying.
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  • Lift the boy up and take him
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  • by the hand, for I will make him
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  • into a great nation.
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  • Then God opened her eyes
  • 00:08:03.190 --> 00:08:05.000
  • and she saw a well of water.
  • 00:08:05.000 --> 00:08:07.010
  • So she gave the boy a drink."
  • 00:08:07.010 --> 00:08:09.050
  • So, God used this angel to bring
  • 00:08:09.050 --> 00:08:11.160
  • provision to Hagar and her son
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  • when she was put out
  • 00:08:14.020 --> 00:08:15.170
  • and she had no place to go.
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  • And so, number two, God is using
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  • angels to provide for you.
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  • What is it that you need?
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  • God will provide for you.
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  • He deploys his angels
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  • to help you.
  • 00:08:26.010 --> 00:08:27.010
  • Sometimes that means the angel
  • 00:08:27.010 --> 00:08:27.290
  • taps you on the shoulder
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  • and tells you of an opportunity
  • 00:08:28.140 --> 00:08:30.000
  • that's right in front of you
  • 00:08:30.000 --> 00:08:31.000
  • that maybe you didn't know
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  • Maybe you're in sales
  • 00:08:33.160 --> 00:08:34.090
  • and the angel says,
  • 00:08:34.090 --> 00:08:35.070
  • "You maybe should call
  • 00:08:35.070 --> 00:08:35.270
  • this person."
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  • You just had this sudden idea
  • 00:08:36.140 --> 00:08:37.050
  • in your mind.
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  • "I don't know why I thought
  • 00:08:37.250 --> 00:08:38.140
  • of this."
  • 00:08:38.140 --> 00:08:39.000
  • Maybe an angel whispered
  • 00:08:39.000 --> 00:08:39.230
  • in our ear and said,
  • 00:08:39.230 --> 00:08:40.210
  • "You should call that person.
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  • You should do this."
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  • Maybe it's money you need.
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  • The angel can show you how
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  • to earn more money.
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  • Maybe it's food.
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  • God can provide food
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  • through angels.
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  • Over and again,
  • 00:08:49.240 --> 00:08:50.110
  • we see this in the Bible.
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  • Maybe it's a relationship
  • 00:08:51.080 --> 00:08:52.090
  • connection that
  • 00:08:52.090 --> 00:08:53.060
  • you're looking for.
  • 00:08:53.060 --> 00:08:54.020
  • An angel can help connect you
  • 00:08:54.020 --> 00:08:54.270
  • with someone.
  • 00:08:54.270 --> 00:08:55.260
  • God is a provider God and he
  • 00:08:55.260 --> 00:08:58.050
  • deploys his angels to provide
  • 00:08:58.050 --> 00:09:00.090
  • for you as well.
  • 00:09:00.090 --> 00:09:02.180
  • Now, this next set of Scripture,
  • 00:09:02.180 --> 00:09:03.190
  • you probably heard about.
  • 00:09:03.190 --> 00:09:04.230
  • It's about three guys named
  • 00:09:04.230 --> 00:09:05.220
  • Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego.
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  • How many of you guys know
  • 00:09:07.130 --> 00:09:08.030
  • the story?
  • 00:09:08.030 --> 00:09:08.180
  • So, in this story, these three
  • 00:09:10.190 --> 00:09:11.180
  • guys, these three young men are
  • 00:09:11.180 --> 00:09:12.170
  • trying to honor God
  • 00:09:12.170 --> 00:09:13.080
  • with their lives.
  • 00:09:13.080 --> 00:09:14.010
  • And there's a king,
  • 00:09:14.010 --> 00:09:14.190
  • Nebuchadnezzar, who was not
  • 00:09:14.190 --> 00:09:15.230
  • a believer in their God.
  • 00:09:15.230 --> 00:09:17.070
  • And he built something that
  • 00:09:17.070 --> 00:09:18.240
  • he wanted people to worship.
  • 00:09:18.240 --> 00:09:19.230
  • He had a statue, said,
  • 00:09:19.230 --> 00:09:20.230
  • "I want you to worship
  • 00:09:20.230 --> 00:09:21.170
  • at this statue.
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  • Everyone has to worship
  • 00:09:23.190 --> 00:09:24.190
  • at this statue.
  • 00:09:24.190 --> 00:09:25.080
  • If they don't, I'll throw them
  • 00:09:25.080 --> 00:09:26.160
  • into the fiery furnace.
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  • And these three young men said,
  • 00:09:29.150 --> 00:09:30.100
  • "We will not worship
  • 00:09:30.100 --> 00:09:31.100
  • another idol.
  • 00:09:31.100 --> 00:09:32.130
  • We only worship God,
  • 00:09:32.130 --> 00:09:34.000
  • the God of Israel."
  • 00:09:34.000 --> 00:09:35.000
  • And so, they even went so far
  • 00:09:35.000 --> 00:09:36.060
  • to say, "Even if we die,
  • 00:09:36.060 --> 00:09:38.240
  • we will be faithful to God.
  • 00:09:38.240 --> 00:09:40.160
  • Even if God doesn't get us out
  • 00:09:40.160 --> 00:09:41.280
  • of this one, we'll stay faithful
  • 00:09:41.280 --> 00:09:43.090
  • to God."
  • 00:09:43.090 --> 00:09:43.280
  • That's how serious they were
  • 00:09:43.280 --> 00:09:44.260
  • about honoring God
  • 00:09:44.260 --> 00:09:46.030
  • and being faithful to God.
  • 00:09:46.030 --> 00:09:47.160
  • Well, Nebuchadnezzar would have
  • 00:09:47.160 --> 00:09:48.130
  • no part of this so he said,
  • 00:09:48.130 --> 00:09:49.100
  • "You know what?
  • 00:09:49.100 --> 00:09:50.050
  • Get those three guys and throw
  • 00:09:50.050 --> 00:09:51.020
  • them into the fiery furnace.
  • 00:09:51.020 --> 00:09:52.030
  • Make it way hotter."
  • 00:09:52.030 --> 00:09:52.280
  • And so, they blazed
  • 00:09:52.280 --> 00:09:54.010
  • this fire up.
  • 00:09:54.010 --> 00:09:54.200
  • They threw them in there and
  • 00:09:54.200 --> 00:09:56.020
  • then what happened next
  • 00:09:56.020 --> 00:09:57.010
  • was truly a miracle of God.
  • 00:09:57.010 --> 00:09:59.030
  • Look at the Scripture.
  • 00:09:59.030 --> 00:10:00.110
  • It says,
  • 00:10:00.110 --> 00:10:00.260
  • "Then King Nebuchadnezzar
  • 00:10:00.260 --> 00:10:02.050
  • asked his advisers, 'Weren't it
  • 00:10:02.050 --> 00:10:03.190
  • there three men that we tied up
  • 00:10:03.190 --> 00:10:05.020
  • and threw into the fire?
  • 00:10:05.020 --> 00:10:06.170
  • Look!
  • 00:10:06.170 --> 00:10:07.030
  • I see four men walking around in
  • 00:10:07.030 --> 00:10:09.010
  • the fire, unbound and unharmed,
  • 00:10:09.010 --> 00:10:10.270
  • and the fourth looks like
  • 00:10:10.270 --> 00:10:12.100
  • a son of the gods.'"
  • 00:10:12.100 --> 00:10:15.020
  • Clearly, this is an angel.
  • 00:10:15.020 --> 00:10:16.270
  • "Nebuchadnezzar then shouted,
  • 00:10:16.270 --> 00:10:17.270
  • 'Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego,
  • 00:10:17.270 --> 00:10:18.250
  • servants of
  • 00:10:18.250 --> 00:10:19.170
  • the Most High God--'"
  • 00:10:19.170 --> 00:10:21.100
  • So, even he recognized
  • 00:10:21.100 --> 00:10:21.290
  • who God was at this point.
  • 00:10:21.290 --> 00:10:23.110
  • He said, "Come here.
  • 00:10:23.110 --> 00:10:24.050
  • And so, even Nebuchadnezzar
  • 00:10:26.060 --> 00:10:26.260
  • could see this massive man,
  • 00:10:26.260 --> 00:10:29.190
  • obviously an angel, protecting
  • 00:10:29.190 --> 00:10:31.180
  • them from this fire.
  • 00:10:31.180 --> 00:10:32.160
  • They're walking around among
  • 00:10:32.160 --> 00:10:33.090
  • the fire and they were not hurt
  • 00:10:33.090 --> 00:10:36.010
  • at all.
  • 00:10:36.010 --> 00:10:36.280
  • They didn't even smell
  • 00:10:36.280 --> 00:10:37.170
  • like smoke.
  • 00:10:37.170 --> 00:10:38.160
  • Somehow, God protected them
  • 00:10:38.160 --> 00:10:39.290
  • with this angel.
  • 00:10:39.290 --> 00:10:42.060
  • In the same way, number three,
  • 00:10:42.060 --> 00:10:43.040
  • God is using angels
  • 00:10:43.040 --> 00:10:44.160
  • to protect you.
  • 00:10:44.160 --> 00:10:47.160
  • Another true story,
  • 00:10:47.160 --> 00:10:48.170
  • this last week, I went to go see
  • 00:10:48.170 --> 00:10:49.290
  • my eye doctor and I walked in,
  • 00:10:49.290 --> 00:10:51.290
  • sat down.
  • 00:10:51.290 --> 00:10:53.010
  • And I was getting my eyes
  • 00:10:53.010 --> 00:10:54.060
  • checked and the doctor said,
  • 00:10:54.060 --> 00:10:55.100
  • "Pastor, I'm so glad
  • 00:10:55.100 --> 00:10:55.260
  • you're here."
  • 00:10:55.260 --> 00:10:56.180
  • He goes to our church
  • 00:10:56.180 --> 00:10:57.080
  • and he said,
  • 00:10:57.080 --> 00:10:57.290
  • "I have an angel story
  • 00:10:57.290 --> 00:10:58.190
  • to tell you."
  • 00:10:58.190 --> 00:10:59.230
  • I was like, "Really?
  • 00:10:59.230 --> 00:11:00.210
  • This is great, yeah,
  • 00:11:00.210 --> 00:11:01.110
  • lay it on me.
  • 00:11:01.110 --> 00:11:02.010
  • I love that.
  • 00:11:02.010 --> 00:11:02.210
  • That's great."
  • 00:11:02.210 --> 00:11:03.130
  • He says, "My wife has had
  • 00:11:03.130 --> 00:11:04.150
  • many stories with angels.
  • 00:11:04.150 --> 00:11:06.220
  • She's been protected over
  • 00:11:06.220 --> 00:11:07.120
  • and over again by angels."
  • 00:11:07.120 --> 00:11:08.130
  • In fact, the running joke in
  • 00:11:08.130 --> 00:11:09.080
  • their family with their kids is
  • 00:11:09.080 --> 00:11:10.080
  • to say, "Man, mom's gotta have
  • 00:11:10.080 --> 00:11:11.100
  • like an extra crew of angels
  • 00:11:11.100 --> 00:11:12.180
  • 'round the clock just to watch
  • 00:11:12.180 --> 00:11:13.150
  • her 'cause she's always getting
  • 00:11:13.150 --> 00:11:14.120
  • in trouble, you know?"
  • 00:11:14.120 --> 00:11:15.250
  • And so, he said, "Yeah, let me
  • 00:11:15.250 --> 00:11:17.040
  • tell ya a couple stories."
  • 00:11:17.040 --> 00:11:17.280
  • And so, he began to tell me
  • 00:11:17.280 --> 00:11:18.210
  • the story.
  • 00:11:18.210 --> 00:11:19.110
  • It was so amazing, I said,
  • 00:11:19.110 --> 00:11:20.060
  • "Can I call your wife
  • 00:11:20.060 --> 00:11:21.010
  • and get the details
  • 00:11:21.010 --> 00:11:22.060
  • of these stories?"
  • 00:11:22.060 --> 00:11:23.200
  • In which I did.
  • 00:11:23.200 --> 00:11:24.100
  • So, Angela told me this story.
  • 00:11:24.100 --> 00:11:26.070
  • She's an attender here
  • 00:11:26.070 --> 00:11:27.020
  • at Church Unlimited.
  • 00:11:27.020 --> 00:11:27.280
  • When her kids were smaller, they
  • 00:11:27.280 --> 00:11:29.130
  • lived in another city, she had
  • 00:11:29.130 --> 00:11:30.210
  • a minivan and she was driving
  • 00:11:30.210 --> 00:11:31.210
  • her kids somewhere.
  • 00:11:31.210 --> 00:11:32.180
  • And as she was driving, she was
  • 00:11:32.180 --> 00:11:33.210
  • taking a curve to the right.
  • 00:11:33.210 --> 00:11:35.250
  • It was one of those roads that
  • 00:11:35.250 --> 00:11:36.270
  • was a big wide road so it had
  • 00:11:36.270 --> 00:11:38.010
  • one of those right hand turns
  • 00:11:38.010 --> 00:11:39.210
  • that just curved so you didn't
  • 00:11:39.210 --> 00:11:41.050
  • have to stop.
  • 00:11:41.050 --> 00:11:41.240
  • She begun to take the curve and
  • 00:11:41.240 --> 00:11:43.080
  • as she was doing that, she just
  • 00:11:43.080 --> 00:11:44.020
  • felt like someone was beside her
  • 00:11:44.020 --> 00:11:45.150
  • saying, "Do not take the turn.
  • 00:11:45.160 --> 00:11:48.160
  • Don't turn.
  • 00:11:48.160 --> 00:11:49.110
  • Stop the car."
  • 00:11:49.110 --> 00:11:51.110
  • So, she just obeyed this
  • 00:11:51.110 --> 00:11:52.050
  • premonition and she just
  • 00:11:52.050 --> 00:11:53.080
  • immediately stopped the car.
  • 00:11:53.080 --> 00:11:55.020
  • Not 2 seconds later,
  • 00:11:55.020 --> 00:11:56.230
  • an out-of-control S.U.V.
  • 00:11:56.230 --> 00:11:58.140
  • from the other lane coming on
  • 00:11:58.140 --> 00:11:59.210
  • broke over the embankment and
  • 00:11:59.210 --> 00:12:02.030
  • came and slammed into a sign
  • 00:12:02.030 --> 00:12:03.220
  • to the right of her, missing her
  • 00:12:03.220 --> 00:12:05.250
  • car by less than a foot where
  • 00:12:05.250 --> 00:12:08.070
  • her 3-month-old and 4-year-old
  • 00:12:08.070 --> 00:12:11.030
  • were in the backseat.
  • 00:12:11.030 --> 00:12:13.070
  • God protected her.
  • 00:12:13.070 --> 00:12:15.100
  • Angels are looking out for you.
  • 00:12:15.100 --> 00:12:17.110
  • Let's just give God a hand for
  • 00:12:17.110 --> 00:12:18.090
  • He really does.
  • 00:12:22.220 --> 00:12:25.220
  • Acts chapter 5, verse 18
  • 00:12:25.220 --> 00:12:26.070
  • says this, says,
  • 00:12:26.070 --> 00:12:28.090
  • "They arrested the apostles
  • 00:12:28.090 --> 00:12:29.090
  • and put them in the public jail.
  • 00:12:29.090 --> 00:12:31.240
  • But during the night an angel
  • 00:12:31.240 --> 00:12:32.240
  • opened the doors of the jail
  • 00:12:32.240 --> 00:12:34.280
  • and brought them out."
  • 00:12:34.280 --> 00:12:36.030
  • Would you underline
  • 00:12:36.030 --> 00:12:36.190
  • "opened the doors"?
  • 00:12:36.190 --> 00:12:39.000
  • It says, "'Go out and stand in
  • 00:12:39.000 --> 00:12:40.080
  • the temple courts,' he said,
  • 00:12:40.080 --> 00:12:41.110
  • 'and tell the people all about
  • 00:12:41.110 --> 00:12:42.200
  • this new life.'
  • 00:12:42.200 --> 00:12:43.110
  • At daybreak they
  • 00:12:43.110 --> 00:12:44.060
  • entered the temple courts,
  • 00:12:44.060 --> 00:12:45.070
  • as they had been told,
  • 00:12:45.070 --> 00:12:46.020
  • and began to teach the people."
  • 00:12:46.020 --> 00:12:47.290
  • So, God opened the doors
  • 00:12:47.290 --> 00:12:50.060
  • They opened the doors of
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  • this jail cell and let them out.
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  • Now, right now all our God
  • 00:12:54.250 --> 00:12:55.180
  • behind bars men are like,
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  • "Yes, I'm praying for an angel
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  • tonight."
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  • But God opened the door of this
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  • prison because the apostles were
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  • being falsely imprisoned for no
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  • reason other than the fact
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  • And so, he says,
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  • "We're gonna let you out."
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  • The angel shows up says,
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  • "Come on, let's let you out.
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  • And the next morning I want you
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  • to go back and preach the very
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  • same place you were arrested."
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  • Now, just imagine if you're the
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  • police officer, right, you're
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  • working for Rome and you've been
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  • told, "Anybody teaching about
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  • Jesus, get them out of here.
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  • Lock 'em up."
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  • Right, that's what you've been
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  • told to do.
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  • And so, he hears--
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  • "All right, come on guys.
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  • You gotta quit preaching
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  • about Jesus."
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  • "We're not gonna quit
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  • preaching."
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  • "All right, well, then come on,
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  • let's go.
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  • I'm locking you up."
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  • So, he takes them.
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  • He locks them up.
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  • And the next day he's on his
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  • beat, just doing the regular
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  • routine again.
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  • He walks up there and there are
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  • the guys that he just locked up
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  • preaching again.
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  • You know, his eyes must have
  • 00:13:37.270 --> 00:13:38.250
  • been like saucers been like,
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  • "Are you kidding me?
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  • How in the world did they
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  • get out?
  • 00:13:42.150 --> 00:13:43.030
  • This is crazy, right?
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  • I mean, how in the world?"
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  • And so, number four,
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  • God is using angels
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  • to open doors for you.
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  • Maybe you need a door to open
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  • in your career.
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  • Maybe you're without a job
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  • right now.
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  • You know what?
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  • Listen, this doesn't mean you
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  • sit at home and say,
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  • "Oh, Lord, just give me a job."
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  • No, get ready.
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  • Go to all the websites.
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  • Apply for jobs.
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  • Get your resume ready.
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  • Get your suit on.
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  • Get your nice dress on, all
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  • right, and go out there and beat
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  • down the doors to get a job.
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  • But always pray, "God, let
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  • your angels go into that
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  • interview before I get there.
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  • Just may the angels go
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  • and give me favor.
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  • May the people hear what I have
  • 00:14:18.100 --> 00:14:19.190
  • to say and have favor upon me.
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  • God, please open the door
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  • for that."
  • 00:14:22.260 --> 00:14:23.120
  • Maybe you want God to open
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  • the door for you with a new
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  • territory or a new investment.
  • 00:14:25.110 --> 00:14:26.170
  • Maybe you're looking for God
  • 00:14:26.170 --> 00:14:27.190
  • to open the door for you
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  • with new relationships.
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  • Say, "God, please go before me.
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  • May your angels go before me
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  • before I go to that club."
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  • No, no, don't go to the club.
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  • That's not the right place
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  • to be.
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  • No, no, no, no.
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  • Go to the church instead.
  • 00:14:36.230 --> 00:14:38.100
  • "God, open the door for me
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  • at church."
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  • Look at this next Scripture.
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  • I wanna take the next Scripture
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  • to kind of explain how they
  • 00:14:42.250 --> 00:14:44.080
  • operate a little bit 'cause this
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  • is kind of a hodgepodge
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  • of verses.
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  • So, if you using your Bible
  • 00:14:48.030 --> 00:14:48.260
  • to flip, we're gonna flip pretty
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  • quick but just follow the
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  • outline, if you would, because I
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  • wanna show you some things about
  • 00:14:51.210 --> 00:14:53.080
  • angels that maybe you didn't
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  • think about before.
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  • Check this out,
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  • Colossians 1, verse 16 says,
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  • God created everything in the
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  • heavenly realms and on earth.
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  • He made the things we can see
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  • and the things we can't see,
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  • such as," check it out,
  • 00:15:04.090 --> 00:15:05.140
  • "thrones, kingdoms, rulers and
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  • authorities in the unseen world.
  • 00:15:08.210 --> 00:15:10.200
  • Everything was created
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  • through him and for him."
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  • So, we know--what do we have?
  • 00:15:12.180 --> 00:15:13.170
  • We have thrones, kingdom,
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  • rulers, authorities.
  • 00:15:14.090 --> 00:15:15.020
  • We also have angels
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  • and archangels.
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  • That's six levels right
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  • There's other Scriptures
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  • that support this as well.
  • 00:15:20.210 --> 00:15:21.180
  • I don't have time to go into
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  • all of them.
  • 00:15:22.150 --> 00:15:23.080
  • They're almost 300 verses
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  • on angels in the Bible.
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  • Did you know that?
  • 00:15:25.100 --> 00:15:26.090
  • You can just--I mean, we can do
  • 00:15:26.090 --> 00:15:26.280
  • an 8-week study on this easily,
  • 00:15:26.280 --> 00:15:28.140
  • right?
  • 00:15:28.140 --> 00:15:29.230
  • There's so many verses on angels
  • 00:15:29.230 --> 00:15:31.090
  • but one of the things that we
  • 00:15:31.090 --> 00:15:32.200
  • see is that they were
  • 00:15:32.200 --> 00:15:33.210
  • clearly--they were organized.
  • 00:15:33.210 --> 00:15:35.160
  • They were organized like an army
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  • because they are the army
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  • of the Lord.
  • 00:15:37.120 --> 00:15:38.010
  • "More men joined David until
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  • he had a great army like
  • 00:15:41.130 --> 00:15:42.200
  • So, they are organized like
  • 00:15:44.280 --> 00:15:45.200
  • an army.
  • 00:15:45.200 --> 00:15:46.050
  • Now, think about an army.
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  • You've got privates.
  • 00:15:46.210 --> 00:15:47.150
  • You've got lieutenants, right?
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  • You've got captains.
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  • You've got generals, right?
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  • You have four star general,
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  • three star general,
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  • five star--you know, you've got
  • 00:15:53.260 --> 00:15:54.270
  • different levels of generals,
  • 00:15:54.270 --> 00:15:56.020
  • right?
  • 00:15:56.020 --> 00:15:56.200
  • So, we got angels
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  • and archangels.
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  • Archangels are like
  • 00:15:58.030 --> 00:15:58.250
  • the generals, right?
  • 00:15:58.250 --> 00:15:59.210
  • Did you know that Michael was
  • 00:15:59.210 --> 00:16:00.290
  • actually the archangel over
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  • So, there was a certain group
  • 00:16:04.150 --> 00:16:05.030
  • of angels that were like
  • 00:16:05.030 --> 00:16:05.180
  • the fighting ones, right?
  • 00:16:05.180 --> 00:16:06.190
  • So, they're like
  • 00:16:06.190 --> 00:16:07.130
  • the angelic marines.
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  • You know what I'm saying?
  • 00:16:08.200 --> 00:16:09.110
  • And so, they're the ones who
  • 00:16:09.110 --> 00:16:10.150
  • did battle, right?
  • 00:16:10.150 --> 00:16:12.100
  • And so, in fact, Michael fought
  • 00:16:12.100 --> 00:16:13.250
  • Lucifer who's also an archangel
  • 00:16:13.250 --> 00:16:15.270
  • when he decided to rebel against
  • 00:16:15.270 --> 00:16:17.290
  • God in heaven.
  • 00:16:17.290 --> 00:16:19.030
  • We're gonna talk about that
  • 00:16:19.030 --> 00:16:19.200
  • next week a little week.
  • 00:16:19.200 --> 00:16:20.250
  • We're gonna talk about
  • 00:16:20.250 --> 00:16:22.130
  • the origins of evil.
  • 00:16:22.130 --> 00:16:23.220
  • And so, he was in charge and he
  • 00:16:23.220 --> 00:16:25.100
  • has a whole army just to himself
  • 00:16:25.100 --> 00:16:26.260
  • that fights battles for you.
  • 00:16:27.010 --> 00:16:30.010
  • And so, the Lord is fighting
  • 00:16:30.010 --> 00:16:31.140
  • battles for you with his angels.
  • 00:16:31.140 --> 00:16:34.100
  • It says in Revelation 12:7,
  • 00:16:34.100 --> 00:16:35.030
  • "Then there was war in heaven.
  • 00:16:35.030 --> 00:16:37.020
  • Michael and his angels fought
  • 00:16:37.020 --> 00:16:38.000
  • against the dragon," that's
  • 00:16:38.000 --> 00:16:39.030
  • Lucifer, "and his angels."
  • 00:16:39.030 --> 00:16:41.050
  • Look at 1 Thessalonians 4:16.
  • 00:16:41.050 --> 00:16:43.070
  • It says, "For the Lord himself
  • 00:16:43.070 --> 00:16:44.060
  • will come down from heaven
  • 00:16:44.060 --> 00:16:45.030
  • with a commanding shout, with
  • 00:16:45.030 --> 00:16:46.110
  • the voice of the archangel, and
  • 00:16:46.110 --> 00:16:48.020
  • Now, here's another thing about
  • 00:16:50.200 --> 00:16:51.120
  • angel, angels have specialties.
  • 00:16:51.120 --> 00:16:53.230
  • Did you know that?
  • 00:16:53.230 --> 00:16:54.080
  • Just like you may have
  • 00:16:54.080 --> 00:16:55.000
  • a specialty with what you do
  • 00:16:55.000 --> 00:16:56.010
  • for a living.
  • 00:16:56.010 --> 00:16:56.250
  • You may be good at
  • 00:16:56.250 --> 00:16:57.160
  • certain things.
  • 00:16:57.160 --> 00:16:58.070
  • Maybe you're good at sales.
  • 00:16:58.070 --> 00:16:59.100
  • Or maybe you're good
  • 00:16:59.100 --> 00:16:59.280
  • at managing.
  • 00:16:59.280 --> 00:17:00.180
  • Maybe you're an accountant,
  • 00:17:00.180 --> 00:17:01.100
  • right?
  • 00:17:01.100 --> 00:17:01.290
  • Maybe you're good at physical
  • 00:17:01.290 --> 00:17:03.090
  • things, physical facilities and
  • 00:17:03.090 --> 00:17:04.200
  • stuff like that, cleaning stuff
  • 00:17:04.200 --> 00:17:05.220
  • and taking care of things.
  • 00:17:05.220 --> 00:17:06.290
  • Maybe you can fix engines.
  • 00:17:06.290 --> 00:17:08.080
  • I don't know what it is you do
  • 00:17:08.080 --> 00:17:09.000
  • but you may have a specialty.
  • 00:17:09.000 --> 00:17:10.100
  • Here's a few of them.
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  • There were angels over fire
  • 00:17:14.040 --> 00:17:15.130
  • in Revelations 14.
  • 00:17:15.130 --> 00:17:16.270
  • There was also angels over water
  • 00:17:16.270 --> 00:17:17.280
  • in Revelations 16.
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  • And there were even angels over
  • 00:17:19.140 --> 00:17:20.110
  • the pit of destruction.
  • 00:17:20.110 --> 00:17:21.160
  • More on that next week as well.
  • 00:17:21.160 --> 00:17:22.180
  • So, you got angels that are
  • 00:17:22.180 --> 00:17:24.010
  • over certain territories,
  • 00:17:24.010 --> 00:17:25.170
  • certain things,
  • 00:17:25.170 --> 00:17:26.090
  • So, if the angels are that
  • 00:17:28.100 --> 00:17:29.180
  • organized among rank
  • 00:17:29.180 --> 00:17:30.220
  • and purpose, then shouldn't
  • 00:17:30.220 --> 00:17:32.140
  • God's church be organized
  • 00:17:32.140 --> 00:17:33.260
  • by rank and purpose as well?
  • 00:17:33.260 --> 00:17:35.200
  • Think about that for a second,
  • 00:17:35.200 --> 00:17:36.100
  • right?
  • 00:17:36.100 --> 00:17:36.280
  • Because don't we pray a prayer,
  • 00:17:36.280 --> 00:17:37.290
  • "Lord, may your will happen on
  • 00:17:37.290 --> 00:17:39.150
  • earth as it is in--?"
  • 00:17:39.270 --> 00:17:42.270
  • Ah, so, maybe as a church, we
  • 00:17:42.270 --> 00:17:43.240
  • should be organized in running
  • 00:17:43.240 --> 00:17:45.000
  • this thing efficiently and
  • 00:17:45.000 --> 00:17:46.150
  • effectively to take more ground
  • 00:17:46.150 --> 00:17:48.000
  • for the King.
  • 00:17:48.000 --> 00:17:48.230
  • We have ministries for youth
  • 00:17:48.230 --> 00:17:49.220
  • and ministries were children.
  • 00:17:49.220 --> 00:17:50.250
  • And we're trying to do missions
  • 00:17:50.250 --> 00:17:52.110
  • and plant churches.
  • 00:17:52.110 --> 00:17:53.010
  • And so, we wanna organize as
  • 00:17:53.010 --> 00:17:54.030
  • best we can to be effective
  • 00:17:54.030 --> 00:17:55.100
  • for God.
  • 00:17:55.100 --> 00:17:57.140
  • Does that make sense?
  • 00:17:57.140 --> 00:17:59.180
  • God wants us to be organized.
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  • Number five, the angels
  • 00:18:03.230 --> 00:18:04.180
  • in heaven are organized by rank,
  • 00:18:04.180 --> 00:18:06.160
  • order, and purpose.
  • 00:18:06.160 --> 00:18:08.250
  • They're organized by rank,
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  • One more story from our friend,
  • 00:18:13.270 --> 00:18:14.290
  • Angela.
  • 00:18:14.290 --> 00:18:16.120
  • She had some great stories,
  • 00:18:16.120 --> 00:18:17.270
  • some true things that happened
  • 00:18:17.270 --> 00:18:19.020
  • to her.
  • 00:18:19.020 --> 00:18:20.050
  • When her and her family were
  • 00:18:20.050 --> 00:18:21.000
  • living in Louisville, if you
  • 00:18:21.000 --> 00:18:22.120
  • know anything about that part of
  • 00:18:22.120 --> 00:18:24.130
  • America, there are tornadoes and
  • 00:18:24.130 --> 00:18:26.080
  • when they hit, they hit fast.
  • 00:18:26.080 --> 00:18:27.120
  • And so, people know that live
  • 00:18:27.120 --> 00:18:29.100
  • there when a hurricane--
  • 00:18:29.100 --> 00:18:30.250
  • I'm sorry, when a tornado hits,
  • 00:18:30.250 --> 00:18:32.210
  • stay indoors, you know, get into
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  • a solid structure of some sort
  • 00:18:34.160 --> 00:18:36.100
  • and get low, right, get in a
  • 00:18:36.100 --> 00:18:37.220
  • hallway, things like that.
  • 00:18:37.220 --> 00:18:39.030
  • They know where to be for
  • 00:18:39.030 --> 00:18:40.130
  • the greatest protection or,
  • 00:18:40.130 --> 00:18:41.290
  • you know, hopefully you can get
  • 00:18:41.290 --> 00:18:43.070
  • underground, things like that.
  • 00:18:43.070 --> 00:18:44.260
  • Well, she was in the store and
  • 00:18:44.260 --> 00:18:46.090
  • she just dropped her kids off
  • 00:18:46.090 --> 00:18:47.090
  • at school.
  • 00:18:47.090 --> 00:18:48.130
  • And so, she hears there's
  • 00:18:48.130 --> 00:18:50.010
  • a tornado.
  • 00:18:50.010 --> 00:18:51.000
  • Well, her natural instinct is
  • 00:18:51.000 --> 00:18:52.030
  • not to stay in,
  • 00:18:52.030 --> 00:18:53.090
  • but to go get her kids.
  • 00:18:53.090 --> 00:18:54.230
  • So, she immediately says,
  • 00:18:54.230 --> 00:18:55.220
  • "I gotta go get my kids."
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  • And some lady in the store says,
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  • "No, no, ma'am.
  • 00:18:57.120 --> 00:18:58.040
  • You cannot do that.
  • 00:18:58.040 --> 00:18:58.240
  • You cannot leave the store."
  • 00:18:58.240 --> 00:18:59.200
  • Well, she doesn't listen to her.
  • 00:18:59.200 --> 00:19:00.150
  • She runs out and gets in
  • 00:19:00.150 --> 00:19:01.110
  • her car.
  • 00:19:01.110 --> 00:19:01.280
  • Now, you know why she's gotta
  • 00:19:01.280 --> 00:19:02.160
  • have extra angels, right?
  • 00:19:02.160 --> 00:19:03.110
  • So, she gets in her car.
  • 00:19:03.110 --> 00:19:04.230
  • She takes off to go get her kids
  • 00:19:04.230 --> 00:19:06.180
  • like any mother's instinct
  • 00:19:06.180 --> 00:19:07.260
  • would be, right?
  • 00:19:07.260 --> 00:19:08.280
  • "I wanna protect my kids."
  • 00:19:08.280 --> 00:19:10.110
  • And so, she's driving there.
  • 00:19:10.110 --> 00:19:11.120
  • She stops at a stoplight and as
  • 00:19:11.120 --> 00:19:13.000
  • she's stopped there, she sees
  • 00:19:13.000 --> 00:19:15.040
  • the tornado coming right at her.
  • 00:19:15.060 --> 00:19:18.060
  • This tornado comes right at her,
  • 00:19:18.060 --> 00:19:19.230
  • hits a transformer,
  • 00:19:19.230 --> 00:19:21.010
  • sparks go everywhere.
  • 00:19:21.010 --> 00:19:22.130
  • It takes the transformer out.
  • 00:19:22.130 --> 00:19:23.120
  • It comes right at her.
  • 00:19:23.120 --> 00:19:24.160
  • Takes the transformer out.
  • 00:19:24.160 --> 00:19:25.080
  • Hops right over her
  • 00:19:25.080 --> 00:19:27.030
  • and takes out a brick wall
  • 00:19:27.030 --> 00:19:28.100
  • right behind her.
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  • God put an angel there
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  • to protect her and lift that
  • 00:19:31.180 --> 00:19:33.110
  • tornado right over her head
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  • and keep her safe.
  • 00:19:35.240 --> 00:19:36.200
  • Somewhere there's an angel
  • 00:19:36.200 --> 00:19:37.120
  • going, "Man, the angel needs
  • 00:19:37.120 --> 00:19:38.140
  • to watch it.
  • 00:19:38.140 --> 00:19:39.040
  • I can't take much more of this."
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  • God is protecting you.
  • 00:19:41.230 --> 00:19:44.170
  • Isn't it good to know that?
  • 00:19:44.170 --> 00:19:46.250
  • He's protecting us.
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  • Look at this last verse,
  • 00:19:50.080 --> 00:19:51.010
  • Acts chapter 12.
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  • People ask me, "How can I see
  • 00:19:51.240 --> 00:19:52.200
  • angels in my life?
  • 00:19:52.200 --> 00:19:54.180
  • How can I see the work of God
  • 00:19:54.180 --> 00:19:55.120
  • like that to where I knew that
  • 00:19:55.120 --> 00:19:56.160
  • there were angels working
  • 00:19:56.160 --> 00:19:57.120
  • on my behalf?"
  • 00:19:57.120 --> 00:19:58.020
  • Peter was in prison.
  • 00:20:00.010 --> 00:20:00.150
  • Another prison story.
  • 00:20:00.150 --> 00:20:01.180
  • "Peter was in prison
  • 00:20:01.180 --> 00:20:02.110
  • awaiting trial.
  • 00:20:02.110 --> 00:20:03.110
  • Suddenly, there was a bright
  • 00:20:03.110 --> 00:20:04.130
  • light in the cell, and an angel
  • 00:20:04.130 --> 00:20:05.230
  • of the Lord stood before Peter.
  • 00:20:05.230 --> 00:20:07.060
  • The angel struck him on the side
  • 00:20:07.060 --> 00:20:09.010
  • to awaken him and said,
  • 00:20:09.010 --> 00:20:10.040
  • 'Quick! Get up!'"
  • 00:20:10.040 --> 00:20:11.010
  • I love the practical
  • 00:20:11.010 --> 00:20:11.280
  • part of this angel.
  • 00:20:11.280 --> 00:20:12.210
  • It's like,
  • 00:20:12.210 --> 00:20:13.090
  • "Hey, we don't have time
  • 00:20:13.090 --> 00:20:13.280
  • to talk about why I'm an angel.
  • 00:20:13.280 --> 00:20:14.170
  • Just get up, let's go.
  • 00:20:14.170 --> 00:20:15.110
  • We gotta get going," right?
  • 00:20:15.110 --> 00:20:16.140
  • So, he says, "Quick, get up."
  • 00:20:16.140 --> 00:20:17.200
  • It says, "And the angels--"
  • 00:20:17.200 --> 00:20:19.080
  • "And the chains
  • 00:20:19.080 --> 00:20:20.100
  • fell off his wrists.
  • 00:20:20.100 --> 00:20:21.090
  • Then the angel told him,
  • 00:20:21.090 --> 00:20:22.080
  • 'Get dressed and put on
  • 00:20:22.080 --> 00:20:22.280
  • your sandals.'
  • 00:20:22.280 --> 00:20:23.200
  • So Peter left the cell,
  • 00:20:23.200 --> 00:20:24.160
  • following the angel.
  • 00:20:24.160 --> 00:20:26.010
  • They passed the first
  • 00:20:26.010 --> 00:20:26.280
  • and second guard posts and
  • 00:20:26.280 --> 00:20:28.020
  • came to the iron gate."
  • 00:20:28.020 --> 00:20:29.040
  • So, we knew either these guards
  • 00:20:29.040 --> 00:20:30.000
  • were asleep or blinded somehow,
  • 00:20:30.000 --> 00:20:31.220
  • but they did not to have them.
  • 00:20:31.220 --> 00:20:33.160
  • And then the guard gate opened
  • 00:20:33.160 --> 00:20:35.080
  • for them all by itself.
  • 00:20:35.080 --> 00:20:37.000
  • "So they passed through and
  • 00:20:37.000 --> 00:20:38.050
  • started walking down the street,
  • 00:20:38.050 --> 00:20:38.290
  • and the angel suddenly
  • 00:20:38.290 --> 00:20:40.150
  • left him."
  • 00:20:40.150 --> 00:20:41.110
  • So, the angel came to
  • 00:20:41.110 --> 00:20:42.040
  • set him free.
  • 00:20:42.040 --> 00:20:42.190
  • Said,
  • 00:20:42.190 --> 00:20:43.040
  • "Okay, come on, get your stuff.
  • 00:20:43.040 --> 00:20:43.230
  • Let's go.
  • 00:20:43.230 --> 00:20:44.040
  • Let's go."
  • 00:20:44.040 --> 00:20:44.250
  • So, he gets him through
  • 00:20:44.250 --> 00:20:45.120
  • the cell, then he goes past
  • 00:20:45.120 --> 00:20:47.120
  • the first guard, second guard.
  • 00:20:47.120 --> 00:20:48.120
  • Once he's out on the street
  • 00:20:48.120 --> 00:20:49.070
  • free, the angel's like,
  • 00:20:49.070 --> 00:20:50.000
  • "All right, see ya, buddy.
  • 00:20:50.000 --> 00:20:51.040
  • Did my job.
  • 00:20:51.040 --> 00:20:51.270
  • I'm out."
  • 00:20:51.270 --> 00:20:52.230
  • So, then he takes off
  • 00:20:52.230 --> 00:20:53.130
  • at that point.
  • 00:20:53.130 --> 00:20:54.160
  • Why did Peter get
  • 00:20:54.160 --> 00:20:55.190
  • to experience that?
  • 00:20:55.190 --> 00:20:57.160
  • Why did he get to see that?
  • 00:20:57.160 --> 00:20:58.210
  • I'll tell ya why, 'cause Peter
  • 00:20:58.210 --> 00:20:59.220
  • was doing God's work.
  • 00:20:59.220 --> 00:21:02.160
  • 'Cause Peter was in the fight.
  • 00:21:02.160 --> 00:21:04.060
  • He was in the battle
  • 00:21:04.060 --> 00:21:04.280
  • for the Lord.
  • 00:21:04.280 --> 00:21:05.150
  • He was trying to reach people
  • 00:21:05.150 --> 00:21:06.090
  • for Christ.
  • 00:21:06.090 --> 00:21:07.140
  • That's what he did with all of
  • 00:21:07.140 --> 00:21:08.240
  • his time, with all of his heart.
  • 00:21:08.240 --> 00:21:10.030
  • He was passionate about
  • 00:21:10.030 --> 00:21:11.130
  • doing God's work.
  • 00:21:11.130 --> 00:21:12.260
  • So, how do you get to
  • 00:21:12.260 --> 00:21:13.120
  • experience angels?
  • 00:21:13.120 --> 00:21:14.270
  • Number six, to you experience
  • 00:21:14.270 --> 00:21:15.150
  • angels working on your behalf,
  • 00:21:15.150 --> 00:21:16.240
  • simply obey God as he speaks
  • 00:21:16.240 --> 00:21:19.000
  • to you.
  • 00:21:19.000 --> 00:21:20.190
  • As God speaks to you,
  • 00:21:20.190 --> 00:21:21.230
  • simply obey him.
  • 00:21:21.290 --> 00:21:24.290
  • You know, there's a verse
  • 00:21:24.290 --> 00:21:25.230
  • in the Bible that I've always
  • 00:21:25.230 --> 00:21:26.250
  • kind of stood on
  • 00:21:26.250 --> 00:21:27.290
  • It's Acts 2:47.
  • 00:21:30.000 --> 00:21:31.080
  • If you got your Bibles,
  • 00:21:31.080 --> 00:21:32.010
  • you can turn there.
  • 00:21:32.010 --> 00:21:33.010
  • I'll just tell it to you
  • 00:21:33.010 --> 00:21:33.180
  • real quick.
  • 00:21:33.180 --> 00:21:34.120
  • It says, "And the Lord added to
  • 00:21:34.120 --> 00:21:35.160
  • their number daily."
  • 00:21:35.160 --> 00:21:37.050
  • What that means is another
  • 00:21:37.050 --> 00:21:38.010
  • translation says, "And people
  • 00:21:38.010 --> 00:21:38.200
  • In other words, God let their
  • 00:21:40.220 --> 00:21:41.220
  • church grow by at least one
  • 00:21:41.220 --> 00:21:44.090
  • person every single day
  • 00:21:44.090 --> 00:21:45.230
  • or more than one person.
  • 00:21:45.230 --> 00:21:46.260
  • So, I took that literally.
  • 00:21:46.260 --> 00:21:48.100
  • When we moved to Corpus Christi,
  • 00:21:48.100 --> 00:21:49.140
  • started a church, I said,
  • 00:21:49.140 --> 00:21:50.040
  • "God, would you just allow
  • 00:21:50.040 --> 00:21:50.290
  • our church to reach at least
  • 00:21:50.290 --> 00:21:52.140
  • 365 people a year?"
  • 00:21:52.230 --> 00:21:55.230
  • That was just a simple prayer.
  • 00:21:55.230 --> 00:21:57.040
  • And so, that was my year
  • 00:21:57.040 --> 00:21:58.130
  • for--goal for year one.
  • 00:21:58.130 --> 00:22:00.090
  • Just, "Lord, help us reach
  • 00:22:00.090 --> 00:22:00.290
  • 365 people.
  • 00:22:00.290 --> 00:22:01.200
  • Then the next year, Lord, help
  • 00:22:01.200 --> 00:22:03.000
  • us to double that by year two."
  • 00:22:03.000 --> 00:22:04.170
  • By year one, we were running
  • 00:22:04.170 --> 00:22:06.200
  • 250, 300 people.
  • 00:22:06.200 --> 00:22:08.100
  • And I remember praying,
  • 00:22:08.100 --> 00:22:09.180
  • "God, would you please on our
  • 00:22:09.180 --> 00:22:10.200
  • anniversary, help us break 365.
  • 00:22:10.200 --> 00:22:11.220
  • And that first year anniversary,
  • 00:22:11.220 --> 00:22:13.140
  • we had 424 people.
  • 00:22:13.140 --> 00:22:15.010
  • I'll never forget.
  • 00:22:15.010 --> 00:22:15.200
  • I was so excited.
  • 00:22:15.200 --> 00:22:16.150
  • God allowed that to happen.
  • 00:22:16.150 --> 00:22:18.100
  • Praise God.
  • 00:22:18.100 --> 00:22:20.250
  • We were growing and so we had
  • 00:22:20.250 --> 00:22:22.020
  • a Sunday night special service
  • 00:22:22.020 --> 00:22:23.090
  • we used to do,
  • 00:22:23.090 --> 00:22:24.020
  • kind of like for our members,
  • 00:22:24.020 --> 00:22:24.240
  • kind of the insiders, you know?
  • 00:22:24.240 --> 00:22:26.030
  • And so, we had this Sunday
  • 00:22:26.030 --> 00:22:27.120
  • night service.
  • 00:22:27.120 --> 00:22:27.280
  • I remember getting up and
  • 00:22:27.280 --> 00:22:28.200
  • saying, "God told me--"
  • 00:22:28.200 --> 00:22:29.270
  • Telling everyone,
  • 00:22:29.270 --> 00:22:30.130
  • "Guys, God told me just a few
  • 00:22:30.130 --> 00:22:32.000
  • weeks on our 2-year anniversary,
  • 00:22:32.000 --> 00:22:33.100
  • we're gonna have over
  • 00:22:33.100 --> 00:22:34.110
  • 730 people.
  • 00:22:34.110 --> 00:22:35.080
  • That is twice 365 people.
  • 00:22:35.080 --> 00:22:37.220
  • We're gonna have 730 people
  • 00:22:37.220 --> 00:22:39.170
  • in just a few weeks."
  • 00:22:39.170 --> 00:22:40.230
  • We were running like 400 and
  • 00:22:40.230 --> 00:22:42.090
  • we were way off of that mark.
  • 00:22:42.090 --> 00:22:44.000
  • I remember later several people
  • 00:22:44.000 --> 00:22:44.290
  • that loved me dearly pulled me
  • 00:22:44.290 --> 00:22:46.000
  • aside and they were like,
  • 00:22:46.000 --> 00:22:48.000
  • "Pastor, we love you.
  • 00:22:48.000 --> 00:22:49.000
  • We do not think that was smart
  • 00:22:49.000 --> 00:22:50.150
  • to announce that 'cause
  • 00:22:50.150 --> 00:22:51.270
  • if we don't hit that,
  • 00:22:51.270 --> 00:22:52.180
  • you're gonna look like a fool."
  • 00:22:52.180 --> 00:22:53.190
  • Well, looking like a fool's
  • 00:22:53.190 --> 00:22:54.150
  • never been a problem for me
  • 00:22:54.150 --> 00:22:55.170
  • so I'm good with that.
  • 00:22:55.170 --> 00:22:57.100
  • And so, but I really sensed
  • 00:22:57.100 --> 00:22:58.180
  • that God told me that.
  • 00:22:58.180 --> 00:22:59.220
  • I said, "Guys, I know that seems
  • 00:22:59.220 --> 00:23:00.260
  • nuts, but I feel like God told
  • 00:23:00.260 --> 00:23:01.240
  • me that and I feel like it was
  • 00:23:01.240 --> 00:23:02.260
  • faith for me to say it."
  • 00:23:02.260 --> 00:23:04.140
  • Now listen, we've set goals that
  • 00:23:04.140 --> 00:23:06.000
  • we have not reached before too
  • 00:23:06.000 --> 00:23:07.000
  • so I don't wanna act like every
  • 00:23:07.000 --> 00:23:07.270
  • time I say something,
  • 00:23:07.270 --> 00:23:08.210
  • it always works out.
  • 00:23:08.210 --> 00:23:09.100
  • No, that's not the case.
  • 00:23:09.100 --> 00:23:10.090
  • Plenty of goals we've tried to
  • 00:23:10.090 --> 00:23:11.000
  • hit that different happen,
  • 00:23:11.000 --> 00:23:13.020
  • you know, or happened later than
  • 00:23:13.020 --> 00:23:13.210
  • I thought.
  • 00:23:13.210 --> 00:23:14.110
  • That's very, very normal.
  • 00:23:14.110 --> 00:23:15.030
  • When you don't hit your goals,
  • 00:23:15.030 --> 00:23:15.240
  • you just keep going for 'em till
  • 00:23:15.240 --> 00:23:16.170
  • ya hit 'em, right?
  • 00:23:16.170 --> 00:23:17.120
  • But I really believe God
  • 00:23:17.120 --> 00:23:18.250
  • for that.
  • 00:23:18.250 --> 00:23:20.030
  • So, it came up to that weekend,
  • 00:23:20.030 --> 00:23:21.050
  • we did everything we could.
  • 00:23:21.050 --> 00:23:22.040
  • We advertised, you know,
  • 00:23:22.040 --> 00:23:23.110
  • we did--we ran a commercial.
  • 00:23:23.110 --> 00:23:25.000
  • We spent all this money
  • 00:23:25.000 --> 00:23:26.020
  • on direct mail.
  • 00:23:26.020 --> 00:23:26.290
  • We couldn't afford any of this.
  • 00:23:26.290 --> 00:23:27.230
  • We just did it by faith.
  • 00:23:27.230 --> 00:23:29.000
  • You know, we just like, "Lord,
  • 00:23:29.000 --> 00:23:29.250
  • just please provide the money,"
  • 00:23:29.250 --> 00:23:30.230
  • and God would miraculously
  • 00:23:30.230 --> 00:23:31.170
  • provide the money.
  • 00:23:31.170 --> 00:23:32.200
  • We--I mean, we used to hold--
  • 00:23:32.200 --> 00:23:34.020
  • we used to withhold paychecks
  • 00:23:34.020 --> 00:23:36.070
  • because we had to use the money
  • 00:23:36.070 --> 00:23:37.070
  • to advertise instead.
  • 00:23:37.070 --> 00:23:38.210
  • I mean, that's just--
  • 00:23:38.210 --> 00:23:39.190
  • we were just like kind of crazy
  • 00:23:39.190 --> 00:23:40.220
  • like that.
  • 00:23:40.220 --> 00:23:41.130
  • We were like, we just want
  • 00:23:41.130 --> 00:23:42.050
  • to reach our city.
  • 00:23:42.050 --> 00:23:42.240
  • Let's just do everything we can.
  • 00:23:42.240 --> 00:23:43.190
  • And so, that first couple years,
  • 00:23:43.190 --> 00:23:44.160
  • that was very common for us
  • 00:23:44.160 --> 00:23:45.120
  • to do that.
  • 00:23:45.120 --> 00:23:46.140
  • But God always provided for us
  • 00:23:46.140 --> 00:23:47.050
  • right when we needed it.
  • 00:23:47.050 --> 00:23:48.080
  • And so, we did this
  • 00:23:48.080 --> 00:23:50.080
  • big advertising.
  • 00:23:50.080 --> 00:23:50.230
  • We challenged everyone
  • 00:23:50.230 --> 00:23:51.160
  • to bring their friends.
  • 00:23:51.160 --> 00:23:52.060
  • We prayed and really
  • 00:23:52.060 --> 00:23:53.130
  • believed God.
  • 00:23:53.130 --> 00:23:54.050
  • And, you know, everyone did
  • 00:23:54.050 --> 00:23:54.290
  • everything they could
  • 00:23:54.290 --> 00:23:55.240
  • to get people there.
  • 00:23:55.240 --> 00:23:56.140
  • We had a big special weekend.
  • 00:23:56.140 --> 00:23:57.120
  • All these people came in.
  • 00:23:57.120 --> 00:23:58.050
  • The first service went good.
  • 00:23:58.050 --> 00:23:59.060
  • Second service was looking good.
  • 00:23:59.060 --> 00:24:00.240
  • People tallying up how many
  • 00:24:00.240 --> 00:24:01.240
  • people we have.
  • 00:24:01.240 --> 00:24:02.280
  • And now it's the last service.
  • 00:24:02.280 --> 00:24:04.290
  • Pastor skips out there with his
  • 00:24:04.290 --> 00:24:05.240
  • guitar leading worship.
  • 00:24:05.240 --> 00:24:06.290
  • I'm behind the stage, peering
  • 00:24:06.290 --> 00:24:08.200
  • through the curtain just trying
  • 00:24:08.200 --> 00:24:09.270
  • to see how many people
  • 00:24:09.270 --> 00:24:10.230
  • were coming in.
  • 00:24:10.230 --> 00:24:11.230
  • And I get this tap
  • 00:24:11.230 --> 00:24:12.140
  • on my shoulder.
  • 00:24:12.140 --> 00:24:13.050
  • I turn around, it's my assistant
  • 00:24:13.050 --> 00:24:14.200
  • and our children's director.
  • 00:24:14.200 --> 00:24:15.140
  • And I'm like,
  • 00:24:15.140 --> 00:24:15.290
  • "What are you guys doing here?
  • 00:24:15.290 --> 00:24:16.170
  • Go back to work.
  • 00:24:16.170 --> 00:24:17.010
  • What are you doing?"
  • 00:24:17.010 --> 00:24:17.170
  • You know they said,
  • 00:24:17.170 --> 00:24:18.040
  • "Pastor, pastor!"
  • 00:24:18.040 --> 00:24:18.190
  • And they eyes were like saucers.
  • 00:24:18.190 --> 00:24:19.230
  • They said, "We did it!
  • 00:24:19.230 --> 00:24:21.160
  • It happened!
  • 00:24:21.160 --> 00:24:22.090
  • God did it!
  • 00:24:22.090 --> 00:24:22.270
  • There's 765 people out there!
  • 00:24:22.270 --> 00:24:25.140
  • We just counted!"
  • 00:24:25.140 --> 00:24:27.200
  • I was like, oh my goodness.
  • 00:24:28.130 --> 00:24:31.130
  • It was crazy.
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  • Looking back on it, I believe
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  • that God dispatched 765 angels
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  • to tap people on the shoulder
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  • and say, "You're going to church
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  • today, that crazy church down
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  • there at the junior high."
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  • And God filled the place.
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  • And here's how you get to see
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  • God's angels work
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  • on your behalf.
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  • When you step out in faith and
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  • do the crazy stuff God's leading
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  • you to do, you'll see God
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  • do work for you.
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  • He sends his angels.
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  • The moment you believe God
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  • in faith and say yes to whatever
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  • he's asking you to do,
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  • he dispatches his angels
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  • to help you.
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  • When you say yes to forgiving
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  • someone that you don't wanna
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  • forgive, when you pray for an
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  • enemy rather than talking bad
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  • about them, when you go across
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  • the street to your neighbor and
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  • you encourage them, and you love
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  • on them, and you help them
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  • through a difficult time, when
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  • you give money to someone who's
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  • in need, when you support the
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  • work of God through missions
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  • causes that you believe in, when
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  • you step up and begin to serve,
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  • when you begin to do anything
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  • that God leads you to do, God
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  • dispatches his angels to help
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  • you on the spot.
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  • You wanna see angels
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  • in your life?
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  • Become an obedient servant
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  • of God and you will see him
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  • - Bil: Hey, thanks so much for
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  • watching the program today.
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  • I've got a question for you.
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  • Have you asked Jesus Christ
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  • to be your Lord and Savior?
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  • Have you prayed a simple prayer
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  • that guarantees that you will go
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  • to heaven because
  • 00:25:52.030 --> 00:25:52.290
  • you know Jesus?
  • 00:25:52.290 --> 00:25:54.220
  • Would you pray this prayer
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  • with me right now?
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  • You can just say this out loud.
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  • You can say, "Dear Jesus,
  • 00:25:57.170 --> 00:25:59.060
  • I realize I need you.
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  • I believe you died on the cross
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  • for me to pay the price
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  • for my sins and I believe
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  • you rose again.
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  • Please come into my heart,
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  • be my Lord and be my Savior.
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  • Thank you, Jesus, for saving me.
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  • - female announcer: Have you
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  • ever wondered what God says
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  • about today's most controversial
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  • - Bil: God has too many great
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  • plans for your life for you to
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  • for your gift of any amount to
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  • - Bil: This is not gonna
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  • There is hope for you.
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  • Christ has a purpose for you.
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  • There is goodness in your life.
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  • and provides biblical answers
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  • to your most frequently asked
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  • questions.
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  • - Bil: But we're still gonna
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  • seek Jesus, love him,
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  • and love people.
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