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If the Foundations Are Destroyed

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June 30, 2019
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In Touch with Dr. Charles Stanley

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If the Foundations Are Destroyed

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  • - Dr. Charles Stanley: You know
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  • that every building
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  • if it's going to stand has to
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  • have a foundation.
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  • And the better the foundation,
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  • the longer it'll last.
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  • You build a house and you don't
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  • have a good foundation, doesn't
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  • take much to make it start
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  • crumbling.
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  • A nation that does not have a
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  • solid, firm foundation also can
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  • - Dr. Stanley: Four decades
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  • ago, we started In Touch
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  • Ministries to lead people
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  • worldwide into a growing
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  • relationship with Jesus Christ.
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  • Throughout the years, we've seen
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  • God's greatness, His love, and
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  • His blessings in such awesome
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  • ways that we just want everyone
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  • to know Him.
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  • So, let's open God's Word and
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  • - male announcer: Next on,
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  • "In Touch," "If the Foundations
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  • - Dr. Stanley: Well,
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  • this is the Word of God,
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  • the eternal Word of God.
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  • I've been reading it
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  • for over seventy years.
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  • Now, I'll tell you something.
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  • I've never had a situation in my
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  • life, and I've been through a
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  • lot of things, any difficulty,
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  • hardship, pain or suffering.
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  • At some point in some place in
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  • the Word of God I found some
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  • comfort, strength,
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  • encouragement.
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  • Sometimes I'd cry about what I
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  • read, and sometimes I'd-a want
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  • to shout about what I read.
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  • But every time I wanted to
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  • believe what I read because
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  • that's why God gave us His Word.
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  • He gave us His Word as a
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  • stabilizer in our life.
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  • He gave us His Word that you and
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  • I could face any and every
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  • situation in life and the Word
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  • of God does what?
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  • The Word of God is there to
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  • encourage us and point us the
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  • way out.
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  • And when somebody says I don't
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  • believe it.
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  • I don't feel angry.
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  • I feel sorrow that you live in
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  • this world in this day and time
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  • with all the things we have to
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  • face, and you don't believe the
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  • Word of God?
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  • You don't believe the simple
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  • verse, "For God so loved the
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  • world, that He gave his only
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  • begotten Son, that whoever
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  • believes in Him should not
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  • perish, but have everlasting
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  • life."
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  • You don't believe that?
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  • What about you don't believe,
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  • "If we confess our sins, he is
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  • faithful and just to forgive us
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  • our sins, and to cleanse us from
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  • all unrighteousness."
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  • You don't believe that?
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  • You don't believe what He says
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  • when He says, "This is the
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  • confidence that we have in him,
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  • that, if we ask any thing
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  • according to his will, he hears
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  • us.
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  • And if we know that he hear us,
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  • we know that we have the
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  • petitions that we desired of
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  • him."
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  • You don't believe that?
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  • How are you living your life
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  • without the Word of God?
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  • You may be existing, but you're
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  • not living until you have
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  • discovered the Lord Jesus Christ
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  • who is at the heart of all of
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  • this Book, the wonderful
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  • promises that He makes to us,
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  • and the assurance that you and I
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  • have that no matter what we face
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  • in life, this we know for sure,
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  • He faces it with us.
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  • He says, "I will never leave you
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  • nor forsake you."
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  • And we're living in a time when
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  • those words are very important.
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  • Because these are some of the
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  • most difficult times that we've
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  • faced in this country.
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  • That we've had times of war and
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  • so forth, there's something
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  • about this time that's
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  • different.
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  • There's not that sense of
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  • oneness, not that sense of
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  • caring for each other, not that
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  • sense of stability and strength.
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  • Somehow there's a sense of doubt
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  • and uncertainty, and conflict
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  • and uneasiness, that permeates
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  • everything that's going on.
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  • What are you doing
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  • as a believer?
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  • You say, Well, I'm going to
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  • vote.
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  • I understand that.
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  • I certainly hope you do.
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  • But if you ask God what He
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  • thinks, do you think God's not
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  • interested in elections?
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  • Do you think He says nothing
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  • about it?
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  • Are you telling me how to vote?
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  • No, because I think you're wise
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  • enough and smart enough as a
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  • follower of Jesus to know what
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  • to do as you read the Word of
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  • God.
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  • You don't need somebody else
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  • telling you what to do.
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  • And so when I think about where
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  • we are, where we're headed, and
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  • what could happen to this
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  • nation, it is a time to cry out
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  • to God to give us wisdom, and
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  • the spirit of obedience, and the
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  • courage to do what we know is
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  • the right thing to do.
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  • So when I read the passages of
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  • Scripture God always has
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  • something to say and I want you
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  • to turn to the eleventh Psalm
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  • if you will, and I'll give you
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  • a little background
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  • of what's happening.
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  • David was confronted with
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  • Goliath to save the nation of
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  • Israel.
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  • And you remember he didn't want
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  • any armor because he had the
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  • armor of God upon him.
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  • And you recall he confronted
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  • Goliath and told him he was
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  • going to cut off his head and
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  • feed him to the birds.
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  • And so, he won that battle and
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  • every kid in Sunday school knows
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  • about a slingshot and David and
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  • Goliath.
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  • And so, what happened because
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  • he'd been serving Saul, and was
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  • serving King Saul, King Saul got
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  • angry.
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  • He got jealous.
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  • Because after David's victory,
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  • the Scripture says the women
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  • just came out of their
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  • households everywhere and
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  • singing, "King Saul has killed
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  • his thousands, but David, young
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  • David killed his ten thousands."
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  • Saul couldn't handle that and he
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  • tried to kill David.
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  • Not just once but several times,
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  • and chased him for years until
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  • finally he himself was killed.
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  • And so, when I read this passage
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  • of Scripture and knowing what
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  • David was facing, look if you
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  • will in verse one.
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  • "In the Lord I take refuge, How
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  • can you say to my soul.,
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  • speaking of those who were
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  • telling him to run, How can you
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  • say to my soul, 'Flee as a bird
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  • to your mountain.'
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  • And then he says, 'For, behold,
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  • the wicked bend the bow, they
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  • make ready their arrow upon the
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  • string to shoot in darkness at
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  • the upright at heart.'"
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  • And then he says, "If the
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  • foundations are destroyed, what
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  • can the righteous do?"
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  • He said I'm not about to run.
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  • I'm not a coward.
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  • I'm not fleeing.
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  • You're suggesting that I take
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  • refuge.
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  • And listen to what he says.
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  • He says I want you to know right
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  • up front where my refuge is.
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  • "In the Lord I take refuge."
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  • In the Lord is my safety.
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  • No matter if the king of Israel
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  • is after me, I'm trusting the
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  • Lord to care for me.
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  • He knows what my need is and so
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  • I'm trusting Him.
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  • He says, "How can you say to my
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  • soul, 'Flee as a bird to your
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  • mountain.'"
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  • That is, be safe.
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  • And so he's simply saying this,
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  • suppose I run?
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  • Suppose I leave?
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  • Then what's going to happen?
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  • And so when he says,
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  • "If the foundations are
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  • destroyed, what can the
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  • righteous do?"
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  • And this is a question we need
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  • to ask ourselves at this time in
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  • the life of our nation.
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  • "If the foundations are
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  • destroyed, what can the
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  • righteous do?"
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  • This is not a time for God's
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  • people to shrivel up and act
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  • afraid of anything.
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  • It's a time to stand up and
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  • remember what we stand on.
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  • We stand on the truth of the
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  • Word of God.
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  • This is our foundation.
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  • This is our guidebook.
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  • This is our compass.
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  • This is our continuing reminder
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  • that we're the children of
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  • Almighty God, and no matter what
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  • we face in life God will see us
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  • through it.
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  • That does not mean we won't
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  • suffer.
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  • It doesn't mean we won't hurt.
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  • It doesn't mean we won't be
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  • disappointed.
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  • But one thing for certain.
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  • Our Heavenly Father is with us
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  • and for he says here,
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  • "The foundations are destroyed,
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  • what can the righteous do?"
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  • And in essence the righteous can
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  • turn to Almighty God.
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  • So let me ask you a question.
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  • When you're going through a
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  • difficult time maybe it's
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  • something very tragic, or
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  • something maybe not so tragic,
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  • but you don't know what am I
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  • going to do?
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  • Does it ever cross your mind
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  • that the most immediate thing
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  • you should do is turn to the
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  • Word of God?
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  • This is our guidebook.
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  • And think about this.
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  • You can't think of any
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  • circumstance or situation, or
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  • difficult or hardship or
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  • trouble, that you face in life
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  • for which there's not an answer
  • 00:09:37.000 --> 00:09:38.180
  • in the Word of God.
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  • Every single, solitary
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  • situation, circumstance,
  • 00:09:41.260 --> 00:09:44.140
  • heartache, trial, sickness,
  • 00:09:44.180 --> 00:09:47.180
  • death, He knew about every
  • 00:09:47.180 --> 00:09:49.070
  • single one of them.
  • 00:09:49.070 --> 00:09:50.250
  • So He's covered them all.
  • 00:09:50.250 --> 00:09:52.210
  • Whatever you're facing in life,
  • 00:09:52.210 --> 00:09:54.160
  • this covers it all.
  • 00:09:54.160 --> 00:09:56.100
  • You can't come up with a single
  • 00:09:56.100 --> 00:09:57.110
  • thing that God does not cover.
  • 00:09:57.150 --> 00:10:00.150
  • Nowhere will you find God
  • 00:10:00.150 --> 00:10:01.230
  • saying, Oh, I forgot.
  • 00:10:01.230 --> 00:10:04.150
  • Never with God because He penned
  • 00:10:04.260 --> 00:10:07.260
  • this Book for you and me, watch,
  • 00:10:07.260 --> 00:10:10.020
  • in order to walk through the
  • 00:10:10.020 --> 00:10:12.210
  • most difficult trying times in
  • 00:10:12.210 --> 00:10:14.030
  • life.
  • 00:10:14.030 --> 00:10:15.260
  • And so, that means that you and
  • 00:10:15.260 --> 00:10:17.270
  • I can feel adequate to face any
  • 00:10:17.280 --> 00:10:20.280
  • and every situation as long as
  • 00:10:20.280 --> 00:10:23.040
  • we follow His Words.
  • 00:10:23.040 --> 00:10:25.250
  • So when we think about all the
  • 00:10:25.250 --> 00:10:27.090
  • things that are happening today,
  • 00:10:27.090 --> 00:10:29.180
  • and trials that we are facing,
  • 00:10:29.180 --> 00:10:31.210
  • and pain, hurt.
  • 00:10:31.210 --> 00:10:33.200
  • The things that go on that we
  • 00:10:33.200 --> 00:10:36.010
  • never thought would happen to
  • 00:10:36.010 --> 00:10:37.030
  • us.
  • 00:10:37.030 --> 00:10:38.060
  • Listen to what David says.
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  • He asks us a question.
  • 00:10:41.200 --> 00:10:43.210
  • He says if the "foundations are
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  • destroyed, if everything you and
  • 00:10:45.150 --> 00:10:48.010
  • I believe, what can the
  • 00:10:48.010 --> 00:10:49.220
  • righteous do?"
  • 00:10:49.220 --> 00:10:51.160
  • So the question is,
  • 00:10:51.160 --> 00:10:52.260
  • "What are the foundations?
  • 00:10:52.260 --> 00:10:54.050
  • What is he referring to here?"
  • 00:10:54.050 --> 00:10:56.220
  • Well, his likening a nation
  • 00:10:56.220 --> 00:10:58.120
  • to a building.
  • 00:10:58.120 --> 00:11:00.260
  • And you know that every building
  • 00:11:00.260 --> 00:11:02.080
  • if it's going to stand has to
  • 00:11:02.080 --> 00:11:03.160
  • have a foundation.
  • 00:11:03.160 --> 00:11:05.150
  • And the better the foundation,
  • 00:11:05.150 --> 00:11:07.060
  • the longer it'll last.
  • 00:11:07.060 --> 00:11:09.030
  • You build a house and you don't
  • 00:11:09.030 --> 00:11:11.050
  • have a good foundation, doesn't
  • 00:11:11.050 --> 00:11:12.260
  • take much to make it start
  • 00:11:12.260 --> 00:11:14.070
  • crumbling.
  • 00:11:14.070 --> 00:11:16.030
  • A nation that does not have a
  • 00:11:16.030 --> 00:11:17.220
  • solid, firm foundation also can
  • 00:11:17.220 --> 00:11:20.180
  • crumble.
  • 00:11:20.180 --> 00:11:22.140
  • This nation was built on the
  • 00:11:22.260 --> 00:11:25.260
  • solidarity of righteousness.
  • 00:11:26.070 --> 00:11:29.070
  • The men who gave us The
  • 00:11:29.070 --> 00:11:30.200
  • Constitution, the men who were
  • 00:11:30.200 --> 00:11:33.050
  • the forefathers of this nation
  • 00:11:33.050 --> 00:11:35.170
  • built this foundation to endure
  • 00:11:37.100 --> 00:11:40.100
  • and to withstand anything and
  • 00:11:40.100 --> 00:11:42.070
  • everything.
  • 00:11:42.070 --> 00:11:44.000
  • And so from just a handful, they
  • 00:11:44.000 --> 00:11:45.230
  • built a foundation upon which we
  • 00:11:45.230 --> 00:11:48.040
  • built the greatest nation on
  • 00:11:48.040 --> 00:11:50.260
  • earth.
  • 00:11:50.260 --> 00:11:53.140
  • But notice what he says, "If the
  • 00:11:53.140 --> 00:11:56.010
  • foundations are destroyed, then
  • 00:11:56.090 --> 00:11:59.090
  • what can the righteous do?"
  • 00:12:00.070 --> 00:12:03.070
  • So what are the foundations?
  • 00:12:03.070 --> 00:12:05.060
  • Here the foundations.
  • 00:12:05.060 --> 00:12:07.030
  • The foundations upon which we
  • 00:12:07.030 --> 00:12:08.160
  • were built was law, and order;
  • 00:12:11.290 --> 00:12:14.290
  • things that we see crumbling
  • 00:12:14.290 --> 00:12:16.080
  • around us.
  • 00:12:16.080 --> 00:12:18.160
  • Justice and truth; what is the
  • 00:12:20.060 --> 00:12:23.060
  • truth anymore?
  • 00:12:23.060 --> 00:12:25.150
  • Morality and decency; we've
  • 00:12:25.150 --> 00:12:27.290
  • thrown that to the wind.
  • 00:12:28.130 --> 00:12:31.130
  • Integrity, faith, fairness,
  • 00:12:32.130 --> 00:12:35.130
  • trustworthiness; all of these
  • 00:12:35.130 --> 00:12:37.160
  • are part of the foundation
  • 00:12:37.160 --> 00:12:39.210
  • that's made our nation great.
  • 00:12:39.210 --> 00:12:41.270
  • When we tear down any one of
  • 00:12:41.270 --> 00:12:44.080
  • those, when we forsake those, we
  • 00:12:44.120 --> 00:12:47.120
  • decide we don't need that, don't
  • 00:12:47.120 --> 00:12:49.280
  • want that anymore in our life;
  • 00:12:49.280 --> 00:12:51.150
  • we are doomed as a nation.
  • 00:12:52.070 --> 00:12:55.070
  • And so when he says in this
  • 00:12:55.070 --> 00:12:57.060
  • passage, "If the foundations are
  • 00:12:57.060 --> 00:12:59.170
  • destroyed, what can the
  • 00:12:59.170 --> 00:13:01.130
  • righteous do?"
  • 00:13:01.130 --> 00:13:03.030
  • We can turn to Almighty God
  • 00:13:03.030 --> 00:13:04.260
  • because the foundations of our
  • 00:13:04.260 --> 00:13:06.230
  • nation are being destroyed.
  • 00:13:07.220 --> 00:13:10.220
  • Because oftentimes there's not
  • 00:13:10.220 --> 00:13:12.210
  • truth and integrity.
  • 00:13:12.210 --> 00:13:15.120
  • There's not decency and order.
  • 00:13:15.120 --> 00:13:17.150
  • There's not justice.
  • 00:13:17.150 --> 00:13:19.280
  • There is not the quality of life
  • 00:13:22.270 --> 00:13:25.270
  • that God intended for us because
  • 00:13:25.270 --> 00:13:27.140
  • there's certain things that have
  • 00:13:27.140 --> 00:13:29.140
  • to be part of it.
  • 00:13:29.140 --> 00:13:31.010
  • So what happens?
  • 00:13:31.010 --> 00:13:32.060
  • We have a determined, definite
  • 00:13:32.060 --> 00:13:34.030
  • attack upon what has made our
  • 00:13:34.050 --> 00:13:37.050
  • nation great.
  • 00:13:37.050 --> 00:13:39.110
  • You want to believe that people
  • 00:13:39.110 --> 00:13:41.180
  • who are representing you, you
  • 00:13:42.000 --> 00:13:45.000
  • want to believe that people who
  • 00:13:45.000 --> 00:13:47.000
  • tell you that they're telling
  • 00:13:47.000 --> 00:13:48.130
  • you the truth, but everything
  • 00:13:48.130 --> 00:13:49.280
  • about them says that's not
  • 00:13:49.280 --> 00:13:51.050
  • absolutely true.
  • 00:13:51.050 --> 00:13:53.070
  • And so it's almost like David is
  • 00:13:53.070 --> 00:13:55.090
  • about to cry.
  • 00:13:55.090 --> 00:13:56.260
  • And when he says in this
  • 00:13:56.260 --> 00:13:58.140
  • passage, "If the foundations are
  • 00:13:58.140 --> 00:14:00.090
  • destroyed, what can the
  • 00:14:00.090 --> 00:14:02.030
  • righteous do?"
  • 00:14:02.030 --> 00:14:03.060
  • We do what David did.
  • 00:14:03.060 --> 00:14:04.240
  • He said, you turn to the Lord.
  • 00:14:04.240 --> 00:14:06.220
  • And if we look around us and see
  • 00:14:06.220 --> 00:14:08.070
  • what's happening to many people
  • 00:14:08.070 --> 00:14:10.080
  • who've lost everything.
  • 00:14:10.080 --> 00:14:12.030
  • All the foundations of their
  • 00:14:12.030 --> 00:14:13.090
  • nations have crumbled right
  • 00:14:13.090 --> 00:14:15.240
  • before them.
  • 00:14:15.240 --> 00:14:17.140
  • Now if you think about suddenly
  • 00:14:17.140 --> 00:14:18.290
  • in a matter of weeks everything
  • 00:14:18.290 --> 00:14:20.070
  • you own, you lost.
  • 00:14:20.070 --> 00:14:22.210
  • Where you live, your house is
  • 00:14:22.210 --> 00:14:23.220
  • gone.
  • 00:14:23.220 --> 00:14:24.170
  • You have no privileges; you have
  • 00:14:24.170 --> 00:14:26.010
  • no bank, no money in the bank.
  • 00:14:26.010 --> 00:14:27.290
  • You can't get to the bank.
  • 00:14:27.290 --> 00:14:30.010
  • You don't have enough gasoline
  • 00:14:30.010 --> 00:14:31.140
  • for your auto--in other words,
  • 00:14:31.140 --> 00:14:32.230
  • all the things that happen to
  • 00:14:32.230 --> 00:14:34.220
  • people, we don't ever think that
  • 00:14:34.220 --> 00:14:36.100
  • they could happen to us.
  • 00:14:36.100 --> 00:14:39.080
  • But whatever happens to us, our
  • 00:14:39.080 --> 00:14:42.070
  • answer is the same.
  • 00:14:42.070 --> 00:14:44.010
  • I'm trusting Almighty God,
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  • I'm not running anywhere away
  • 00:14:45.270 --> 00:14:47.270
  • from anything.
  • 00:14:47.270 --> 00:14:49.100
  • Because Almighty God is
  • 00:14:49.100 --> 00:14:50.140
  • sufficient to see us through
  • 00:14:50.140 --> 00:14:51.260
  • whatever we are facing in life.
  • 00:14:52.030 --> 00:14:55.030
  • So, you have to ask the
  • 00:14:55.030 --> 00:14:56.130
  • question, Alright, so I'm
  • 00:14:56.130 --> 00:14:57.290
  • turning to Him, what's God's
  • 00:14:57.290 --> 00:14:59.040
  • response?
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  • Remember this.
  • 00:15:00.200 --> 00:15:01.200
  • We're to be right with Him
  • 00:15:01.200 --> 00:15:03.060
  • because God and sin do not
  • 00:15:03.060 --> 00:15:05.150
  • coexist.
  • 00:15:05.150 --> 00:15:07.160
  • I either have Him or I don't
  • 00:15:07.160 --> 00:15:08.200
  • have Him.
  • 00:15:08.200 --> 00:15:10.010
  • I'm either walking in obedience
  • 00:15:10.010 --> 00:15:11.090
  • to Him, or I'm filling my own
  • 00:15:11.090 --> 00:15:13.030
  • sinful desires.
  • 00:15:13.030 --> 00:15:14.120
  • When you and I have surrendered
  • 00:15:14.120 --> 00:15:16.130
  • our life to Almighty God, we
  • 00:15:16.130 --> 00:15:18.130
  • live under His divine
  • 00:15:18.130 --> 00:15:20.250
  • protection.
  • 00:15:20.250 --> 00:15:22.140
  • Doesn't mean I may not hurt, I
  • 00:15:22.140 --> 00:15:23.280
  • may not suffer loss, but I'm
  • 00:15:23.280 --> 00:15:25.040
  • under His divine protection.
  • 00:15:25.040 --> 00:15:26.180
  • Which means, He puts a limit to
  • 00:15:26.180 --> 00:15:28.090
  • it.
  • 00:15:28.090 --> 00:15:29.280
  • And even People who lose their
  • 00:15:29.280 --> 00:15:31.190
  • lives, what happens?
  • 00:15:31.190 --> 00:15:34.020
  • When they've trusted
  • 00:15:34.020 --> 00:15:35.090
  • Jesus Christ as their Savior,
  • 00:15:35.090 --> 00:15:36.250
  • they haven't lost.
  • 00:15:36.250 --> 00:15:38.140
  • "Absent from the body,
  • 00:15:38.140 --> 00:15:39.250
  • present with the Lord."
  • 00:15:39.250 --> 00:15:41.040
  • That's not losing.
  • 00:15:41.040 --> 00:15:42.080
  • It's, I'm not undermining in any
  • 00:15:44.080 --> 00:15:47.080
  • way the pain, the loss, the hurt
  • 00:15:47.080 --> 00:15:49.020
  • and the suffering, but the
  • 00:15:49.020 --> 00:15:50.280
  • assurance that we as believers
  • 00:15:50.280 --> 00:15:52.190
  • have when David says, "When the
  • 00:15:52.190 --> 00:15:54.140
  • foundations gone, what do we
  • 00:15:54.140 --> 00:15:56.020
  • have left?"
  • 00:15:56.020 --> 00:15:58.110
  • Then he says, "The Lord's in His
  • 00:15:58.110 --> 00:16:00.100
  • holy temple."
  • 00:16:00.100 --> 00:16:02.170
  • And what he's saying is, God is
  • 00:16:02.170 --> 00:16:03.210
  • available.
  • 00:16:03.210 --> 00:16:05.230
  • God is ready to listen to my
  • 00:16:05.230 --> 00:16:07.050
  • need to whatever it might be.
  • 00:16:07.130 --> 00:16:10.130
  • And so, you and I as believers,
  • 00:16:10.130 --> 00:16:12.190
  • we have assurances.
  • 00:16:12.190 --> 00:16:14.230
  • The problem is that many of us
  • 00:16:14.230 --> 00:16:16.090
  • don't realize what our
  • 00:16:16.090 --> 00:16:17.160
  • assurances are.
  • 00:16:17.160 --> 00:16:19.050
  • And that's why I started off by
  • 00:16:19.050 --> 00:16:21.030
  • saying, This is the Word of God.
  • 00:16:21.030 --> 00:16:24.000
  • Whatever I need, somewhere I can
  • 00:16:24.260 --> 00:16:27.260
  • open this Book and I'll find out
  • 00:16:27.260 --> 00:16:29.120
  • what God wants to say to me.
  • 00:16:29.160 --> 00:16:32.160
  • He may say, Well, get ready for
  • 00:16:32.160 --> 00:16:33.230
  • this or get ready for that.
  • 00:16:33.230 --> 00:16:35.160
  • But listen, He will never leave
  • 00:16:35.160 --> 00:16:37.170
  • us alone.
  • 00:16:37.170 --> 00:16:39.060
  • No, not alone, that's a
  • 00:16:39.060 --> 00:16:40.170
  • wonderful old song.
  • 00:16:40.170 --> 00:16:41.220
  • "No, never alone."
  • 00:16:41.220 --> 00:16:43.120
  • He'll never leave us alone
  • 00:16:43.120 --> 00:16:44.200
  • because He's God.
  • 00:16:44.200 --> 00:16:46.240
  • And He's willing to help us do
  • 00:16:46.240 --> 00:16:48.150
  • everything.
  • 00:16:48.150 --> 00:16:50.220
  • He says in verse four, "The Lord
  • 00:16:50.220 --> 00:16:53.160
  • is in His holy temple; the
  • 00:16:53.160 --> 00:16:55.200
  • Lord's throne is in heaven; His
  • 00:16:55.200 --> 00:16:57.130
  • eyes behold, His eyelids test
  • 00:16:57.130 --> 00:16:58.250
  • the sons of men."
  • 00:16:58.250 --> 00:17:00.290
  • He sees what's going on.
  • 00:17:00.290 --> 00:17:02.240
  • Then he says, "The Lord tests
  • 00:17:02.240 --> 00:17:04.210
  • the righteous and the wicked,
  • 00:17:04.210 --> 00:17:06.210
  • And the one who loves violence
  • 00:17:06.210 --> 00:17:09.020
  • His soul hates."
  • 00:17:10.000 --> 00:17:13.000
  • God hates violence.
  • 00:17:14.070 --> 00:17:17.070
  • He hates wickedness.
  • 00:17:17.070 --> 00:17:18.260
  • And then Scriptures says, "Upon
  • 00:17:18.260 --> 00:17:20.230
  • the wicked He will rain snares;
  • 00:17:21.080 --> 00:17:24.080
  • Fire and brimstone and burning
  • 00:17:24.080 --> 00:17:25.240
  • wind will be the portion of
  • 00:17:25.240 --> 00:17:27.120
  • their cup."
  • 00:17:27.120 --> 00:17:28.140
  • And so somebody says, well, that
  • 00:17:28.140 --> 00:17:30.010
  • was back in Sodom and Gomorrah.
  • 00:17:30.010 --> 00:17:32.060
  • Well, all of history says that
  • 00:17:32.060 --> 00:17:34.110
  • God destroys the wicked.
  • 00:17:34.110 --> 00:17:37.030
  • That ultimately there's
  • 00:17:37.030 --> 00:17:38.060
  • destruction, for things that are
  • 00:17:38.060 --> 00:17:39.260
  • absolutely ungodly.
  • 00:17:39.260 --> 00:17:42.070
  • And so, David is simply saying,
  • 00:17:42.070 --> 00:17:43.250
  • I'm not running from this
  • 00:17:43.250 --> 00:17:45.180
  • because my security is in my
  • 00:17:45.180 --> 00:17:48.080
  • relationship to Holy God.
  • 00:17:49.080 --> 00:17:52.080
  • And because his security was in
  • 00:17:52.080 --> 00:17:54.020
  • the relationship he had with
  • 00:17:54.020 --> 00:17:55.210
  • God, he wasn't running anywhere.
  • 00:17:55.210 --> 00:17:58.150
  • So, is that not the attitude
  • 00:17:58.150 --> 00:18:00.190
  • God's people should have?
  • 00:18:00.190 --> 00:18:02.110
  • We don't run, we stand.
  • 00:18:02.150 --> 00:18:05.150
  • We don't question, we trust.
  • 00:18:05.150 --> 00:18:08.090
  • And no matter what goes on, we
  • 00:18:08.090 --> 00:18:10.040
  • believe that God will see us
  • 00:18:10.040 --> 00:18:11.290
  • through it, as he says, one way
  • 00:18:11.290 --> 00:18:13.290
  • or the other.
  • 00:18:13.290 --> 00:18:15.010
  • And so, when he says this, it
  • 00:18:15.010 --> 00:18:17.080
  • may appear that He's inactive.
  • 00:18:17.090 --> 00:18:20.090
  • God's not inactive, is available
  • 00:18:20.090 --> 00:18:22.270
  • to listen to our pains and
  • 00:18:22.270 --> 00:18:25.130
  • sorrows, and hurts and
  • 00:18:25.130 --> 00:18:27.010
  • heartaches.
  • 00:18:27.010 --> 00:18:28.080
  • And the question is: Am I living
  • 00:18:28.220 --> 00:18:31.220
  • according to the principles of
  • 00:18:31.220 --> 00:18:33.290
  • the Word?
  • 00:18:33.290 --> 00:18:35.080
  • Am I living the way I want to
  • 00:18:35.080 --> 00:18:36.040
  • live?
  • 00:18:36.040 --> 00:18:38.150
  • We desperately need a revival in
  • 00:18:39.060 --> 00:18:42.060
  • this country.
  • 00:18:42.060 --> 00:18:43.280
  • Now revival is not getting a
  • 00:18:43.280 --> 00:18:45.000
  • whole bunch of people saved.
  • 00:18:45.000 --> 00:18:47.200
  • A revival is getting a whole
  • 00:18:47.200 --> 00:18:48.270
  • bunch of us clean before
  • 00:18:48.270 --> 00:18:51.260
  • Almighty God, so that our
  • 00:18:53.050 --> 00:18:56.050
  • prayers'll be answered.
  • 00:18:56.050 --> 00:18:58.080
  • And so we don't run.
  • 00:18:58.080 --> 00:18:59.270
  • We trust Him, we wait upon Him,
  • 00:19:00.160 --> 00:19:03.160
  • we ask Him to give us direction
  • 00:19:03.160 --> 00:19:04.220
  • for our life.
  • 00:19:04.220 --> 00:19:05.240
  • But most of all, "we" going to
  • 00:19:05.240 --> 00:19:07.020
  • ask Him to cleanse us,
  • 00:19:07.020 --> 00:19:08.290
  • and get us ready.
  • 00:19:08.290 --> 00:19:10.200
  • And so when, when I read these
  • 00:19:10.200 --> 00:19:12.150
  • verses, and when He asks
  • 00:19:12.150 --> 00:19:15.040
  • the question.
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  • When the foundations crumble,
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  • what then?
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  • We know what's then.
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  • It's time to get ourselves,
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  • and I've said it before.
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  • To get ourselves cleaned up.
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  • It's time for us to look at
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  • ourselves, first, ask God to
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  • show us what in our life does
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  • not fit, and then ask Him to
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  • forgive us of our sin.
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  • But then to repent of our sin,
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  • which means we make a
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  • determined, willful decision to
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  • turn away from sin, in order to
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  • be used by Almighty God in
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  • whatever ways.
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  • And what does He do?
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  • He listens to the cries of His
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  • children.
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  • He hears our cries and needs.
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  • And He's willing to respond to
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  • what those needs are.
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  • And so when I look at this
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  • passage, and I look to see what
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  • David did, and then if you'll
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  • notice what he says, he says,
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  • "For the Lord is righteous, He
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  • loves righteousness; The upright
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  • will behold His face."
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  • That is, God will show Himself
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  • strong to those of us who are
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  • willing to trust Him.
  • 00:20:27.270 --> 00:20:30.040
  • So let's get back to this.
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  • Is there anything that comes to
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  • your mind in your life that you
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  • need to clean up?
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  • Anything that you know, any
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  • habit in your life, or anything
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  • that you maybe have tolerated
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  • that you know you shouldn't.
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  • Anything that you need to lay
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  • aside?
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  • Confess and repent of?
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  • Anything that you're holding on
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  • to that's separating you from
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  • God?
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  • For your own sake,
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  • for the sake of this nation,
  • 00:21:00.020 --> 00:21:02.130
  • we are on the edge.
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  • For the sake of this nation, are
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  • you willing to lay down sin?
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  • Are you willing to turn away
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  • from it?
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  • Are willing to ask God to
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  • forgive you?
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  • And are you willing to repent of
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  • it?
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  • Today, and tell God, Lord, you
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  • can count on me to cry out to
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  • You with a pure heart, and I am
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  • going to join this group of
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  • people who going to pray for
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  • revival.
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  • I'm going to keep my life clean
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  • by the grace of God, and I'm
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  • going to expect You to work.
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  • I'm not running God;
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  • I'm praying, trusting,
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  • and believing You.
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  • Then we want to start right now.
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  • and you know when you're dealing
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  • with sin, it doesn't take long.
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  • When you're confessing and
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  • repenting, it doesn't take long,
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  • it just takes purity of motive.
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  • Listen carefully.
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  • I want to challenge you to find
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  • somebody, anybody.
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  • Somebody you work with, somebody
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  • in your family, whatever.
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  • If all of us choose somebody and
  • 00:22:09.240 --> 00:22:12.240
  • agree with them that we're going
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  • to pray together, or even if
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  • it's just once a week, I'm going
  • 00:22:18.140 --> 00:22:20.090
  • to call you on the phone, we're
  • 00:22:20.090 --> 00:22:21.130
  • going to pray for our nation.
  • 00:22:21.130 --> 00:22:23.060
  • Or, after we get off work we're
  • 00:22:23.060 --> 00:22:24.130
  • going to pray together.
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  • Find somebody who will agree to
  • 00:22:26.010 --> 00:22:29.010
  • pray with you for revival in
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  • this country.
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  • That's how it begins.
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  • You say, l'll that's just two
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  • people, two hundred thousand,
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  • So I want to challenge you to do
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  • that.
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  • Plead with you in Jesus's name.
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  • Find somebody.
  • 00:22:43.220 --> 00:22:46.050
  • That somebody you say,
  • 00:22:46.050 --> 00:22:47.250
  • "Well, I never have prayed
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  • with anybody before."
  • 00:22:49.090 --> 00:22:50.290
  • That's okay.
  • 00:22:50.290 --> 00:22:52.110
  • You say, Well, I may say the
  • 00:22:52.110 --> 00:22:53.050
  • wrong thing.
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  • You won't say the wrong thing.
  • 00:22:53.260 --> 00:22:55.070
  • If "you" confessing your sin and
  • 00:22:55.070 --> 00:22:56.180
  • repenting of sin, you're going
  • 00:22:56.180 --> 00:22:58.050
  • to say the right thing.
  • 00:22:58.050 --> 00:23:00.020
  • And then you're going to ask God
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  • to forgive you.
  • 00:23:01.190 --> 00:23:02.280
  • And then when you step out the
  • 00:23:02.280 --> 00:23:04.010
  • next day remember: When you
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  • start the next day, you're
  • 00:23:05.160 --> 00:23:07.070
  • starting knowing that yesterday
  • 00:23:07.070 --> 00:23:09.140
  • you dealt with sin, and Lord I
  • 00:23:09.140 --> 00:23:11.220
  • don't want to have to deal with
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  • it again.
  • 00:23:12.190 --> 00:23:13.080
  • But if I do, God, I'm on my face
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  • before You to for--
  • 00:23:14.150 --> 00:23:15.250
  • ask You to forgive me.
  • 00:23:15.250 --> 00:23:18.130
  • So, now I'm not to ask you to
  • 00:23:18.130 --> 00:23:19.220
  • pray with somebody beside you
  • 00:23:19.220 --> 00:23:21.030
  • right now, but I'm asking you
  • 00:23:21.030 --> 00:23:22.220
  • to--let's all of us lift up
  • 00:23:22.220 --> 00:23:24.210
  • our hearts to God.
  • 00:23:24.210 --> 00:23:26.040
  • And what we're praying for is,
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  • God, send revival into America,
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  • and start with me.
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  • It doesn't take long to get
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  • right with God, and to make
  • 00:23:34.060 --> 00:23:36.140
  • a commitment to Him, amen?
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  • Father, thank You we don't have
  • 00:24:14.000 --> 00:24:15.090
  • to beg for forgiveness and
  • 00:24:15.090 --> 00:24:16.170
  • cleansing, but ask sincerely,
  • 00:24:17.100 --> 00:24:20.100
  • and believe that You're more
  • 00:24:20.100 --> 00:24:21.260
  • than willing to sanctify us,
  • 00:24:21.260 --> 00:24:24.190
  • to cleanse us.
  • 00:24:24.190 --> 00:24:26.270
  • And Lord we humble ourselves
  • 00:24:26.270 --> 00:24:28.130
  • again, as a people of God,
  • 00:24:29.020 --> 00:24:32.020
  • crying out to you, Oh Father,
  • 00:24:32.130 --> 00:24:35.130
  • having repented as best we know
  • 00:24:35.130 --> 00:24:36.290
  • how, we cry out to you to save
  • 00:24:36.290 --> 00:24:39.230
  • our nation.
  • 00:24:39.260 --> 00:24:42.260
  • And to save multitudes
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  • of people.
  • 00:24:45.090 --> 00:24:47.270
  • Opening people's eyes
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  • to their sins.
  • 00:24:49.000 --> 00:24:51.120
  • Lord, God, thank You we don't
  • 00:24:51.120 --> 00:24:54.050
  • have to beg, we can simply ask
  • 00:24:54.050 --> 00:24:57.030
  • and know in our hearts the Holy
  • 00:24:57.030 --> 00:25:00.050
  • Spirit who lives within us will
  • 00:25:00.050 --> 00:25:02.100
  • enable us to live a godly life.
  • 00:25:02.150 --> 00:25:05.150
  • And the godliness within us will
  • 00:25:05.150 --> 00:25:07.120
  • be clearly seen by others,
  • 00:25:08.060 --> 00:25:11.060
  • so that they too, will want You
  • 00:25:11.060 --> 00:25:12.190
  • as their Savior and our Lord.
  • 00:25:15.220 --> 00:25:18.220
  • Thank You, Father, thank You
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  • Father, thank You Father,
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  • - announcer: If you've been
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  • blessed by today's program,
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  • - boy: I am a citizen of the
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  • United States of America.
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  • I love my country.
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  • A tide is rising that threatens
  • 00:25:51.160 --> 00:25:53.020
  • to destroy this land.
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  • Some believe it is impossible
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  • for change.
  • 00:25:58.110 --> 00:26:00.180
  • I believe we can stand up for
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  • freedom, for liberty.
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  • We have no time to hesitate.
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  • - female announcer: Sometimes
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  • it feels as if all is lost.
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  • Life seems broken, beyond
  • 00:26:21.210 --> 00:26:24.010
  • repair.
  • 00:26:24.010 --> 00:26:25.210
  • But during those moments, we can
  • 00:26:25.210 --> 00:26:27.170
  • have faith God will heal.
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  • He will redeem our brokenness.
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  • "Finding God's Blessings in
  • 00:26:37.140 --> 00:26:38.200
  • Brokenness,"
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  • - male: Kick it over this way.
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  • - male announcer: You don't
  • 00:26:43.230 --> 00:26:44.100
  • need to be perfect;
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  • but with just a little
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  • encouragement,
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  • a lot of laughter,
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  • some time and attention,
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  • and a bit of patience,
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  • you'll pass along confidence
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  • and a firm connection with God
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  • - announcer: "In Touch,"
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  • leading people worldwide into a
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  • growing relationship with Jesus
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  • Christ and strengthening the
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  • local church.
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  • This program is sponsored by In
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  • Touch Ministries, and is made
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  • possible by the grace of God and
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  • - female: One of the hardest
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  • things about that day was
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  • telling the children that Mom
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  • had cancer, and to try to help
  • 00:27:50.270 --> 00:27:53.020
  • them understand it was gonna be
  • 00:27:53.020 --> 00:27:54.130
  • okay when I didn't believe I was
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  • going to be okay.
  • 00:27:57.040 --> 00:27:59.140
  • I've learned through Dr. Stanley
  • 00:27:59.140 --> 00:28:01.220
  • that you cannot be full of fear
  • 00:28:01.220 --> 00:28:03.110
  • and full of faith at the same
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  • time.
  • 00:28:04.170 --> 00:28:05.090
  • Every time he says somethin',
  • 00:28:05.090 --> 00:28:06.250
  • I'm like, "Oh, wow, I see it,"
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  • and I get excited because I
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