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Win Over Discouragement, Depression And Burnout

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August 24, 2019
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Joseph Prince

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  • - Joseph Prince: God knows when
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  • you look at the journey in front
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  • of you, the commitment that
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  • you have in front of you,
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  • the payments you have to make by
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  • that deadline, the things that
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  • are ahead of you that you see
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  • that is not very encouraging
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  • in front of you and all you can
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  • say is that it's too great.
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  • The journey is too great.
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  • I'm here to tell you, keep on
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  • coming, keep on hearing the Word
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  • because one Word from God can
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  • cause you to go in his strength.
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  • Even though in the natural,
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  • the journey is too great, hey,
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  • you got food from heaven,
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  • amen, amen.
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  • You got food from heaven.
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  • Can I have a good amen?
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  • God will never leave us,
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  • nor forsake us.
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  • Come on, church.
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  • He will never leave us even
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  • though the journey you took
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  • was your own journey,
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  • you went by the visible
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  • instead of the invisible God.
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  • He will not forsake you.
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  • He'll go with you.
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  • It's a prayer of command.
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  • Jesus says, "If you have faith
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  • as a mustard seed, you
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  • can say to this mulberry tree,
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  • be thou pulled out by the roots,
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  • and it will obey you."
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  • When you command,
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  • you must know he's there.
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  • It is him who makes
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  • the difference.
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  • So, every time you talk
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  • to Jesus, you even know
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  • what you are doing, right?
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  • But you know what?
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  • It's always something good.
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  • You're able to see
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  • things that others don't see.
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  • - Joseph Prince: One of
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  • the subtle weapons
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  • of the enemy
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  • against the body of Christ,
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  • especially now so more than ever
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  • against the ministers, pastors,
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  • leaders, evangelists, apostles,
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  • you know, people that are going
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  • out there and really pouring out
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  • their heart for the people
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  • proclaiming Jesus,
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  • the devil seems to be bringing
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  • that weapon of discouragement
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  • and depression.
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  • And some of you as well, you
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  • have been waiting for results
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  • in a certain area of your life
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  • but you're wondering,
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  • "How long, Lord?"
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  • Just like David, he asked
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  • the Lord, "How long,
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  • O Lord, how long?"
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  • Has God forgotten
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  • to be merciful?
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  • Are all his mercies
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  • clean sweeped away?
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  • He says in the Psalms, you know?
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  • And many of you feel that way.
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  • You are asking questions.
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  • You are saying, "When, Lord?
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  • How come this is not happening
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  • to me?
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  • How come I'm seeing so many
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  • good things happening to people
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  • but not to me?
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  • When is my turn, Lord?"
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  • And these thoughts can become
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  • sometimes even hard thoughts
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  • towards God and even
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  • bitter thoughts.
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  • Well, you know,
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  • God cares for you.
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  • God loves you.
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  • He knows the number of hairs
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  • on your head.
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  • He knows exactly what you're
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  • going through, amen?
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  • And he doesn't fall off
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  • his throne, okay, just because
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  • you have those thoughts.
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  • He loves you and I believe he
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  • has given me a Word that's gonna
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  • set you free,
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  • that's gonna help you.
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  • Can I have a good amen?
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  • We look at the story of a man
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  • called Elijah so in this story,
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  • we have King Ahab,
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  • the king of Israel.
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  • He was a wicked king, all right,
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  • but his wickedness stems out of
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  • his love for sinful pleasures.
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  • He loves to eat.
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  • He loves to drink.
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  • Really, he doesn't even care
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  • whether the people at this time
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  • are worshiping Baal, all right?
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  • And he doesn't even care whether
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  • they worship Baal, or they don't
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  • worship Baal, or whether they
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  • worship Jehovah as long as
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  • his stomach is filled,
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  • that kind of king.
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  • But his wife, however,
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  • is positively evil in the sense
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  • that she puts in energy to
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  • promote the worship of Baal,
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  • which demands child sacrifices
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  • and all kinds of immortalities
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  • and she destroyed many of
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  • the true prophets of the Lord.
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  • And she's the wife of King Ahab,
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  • okay?
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  • So, you put these two together,
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  • you got an explosion of
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  • immorality and all kinds
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  • of filth and darkness reign
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  • in the kingdom of Israel.
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  • So, during this time and they
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  • worshiped Baal for rain.
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  • All right, so, you can
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  • understand the nature of
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  • the famine, how God put Baal
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  • to no effect.
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  • In this dark scene appears
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  • this man with a leather girdle,
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  • a hairy man his name was Elijah.
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  • And Elijah the Tishbite and this
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  • man got a bite to his ministry.
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  • All right, he got teeth
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  • and he bite.
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  • "Of the inhabitants of Gilead,
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  • he said to Ahab, 'As the Lord
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  • God of Israel lives, before
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  • whom I stand.'"
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  • I love that,
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  • "Before whom I stand."
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  • He's conscious of the Lord's
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  • presence, even when he stood
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  • before kings, amen.
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  • He didn't say, "Before you
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  • I stand, king."
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  • He says, "Before God, I stand,
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  • the God of Israel."
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  • "There shall not be dew nor rain
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  • these years, except at my word."
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  • Then it happened, the famine
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  • started for 3-1/2 years,
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  • all right?
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  • "Then the word of the Lord came
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  • to Elijah, saying, 'Get away
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  • from here and turn eastward,
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  • go hide by the Brook Cherith,
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  • which flows into the Jordan.
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  • And it will be that you shall
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  • drink from the brook, and
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  • I have commanded the ravens
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  • to feed you there.'"
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  • There is always
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  • a--there is a place
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  • that God has for you.
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  • When you go there,
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  • the provisions will be there,
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  • even supernatural provisions.
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  • Can I have a good amen?
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  • Maybe God tells you to go there,
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  • but you want God to do it here
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  • and God's been speaking to you,
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  • "Go there.
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  • There is your provision."
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  • So, I can't tell you where
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  • is your there.
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  • You must ask God where
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  • is your there, amen?
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  • Sometimes God's there
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  • for you is to remain because
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  • that's your there but,
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  • "There I'll provide for you."
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  • And the Bible goes on to say,
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  • "The ravens brought him bread
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  • and meat in the morning, and
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  • bread and meat in the evening;
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  • and he drank from the brook.
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  • It happened after a while that
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  • the brook dried up--"
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  • God can dry something up.
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  • It doesn't mean that it is the
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  • devil and it doesn't mean that
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  • in the first place that place
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  • wasn't from God because God told
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  • him to go there but now God
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  • has something else in mind,
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  • all right for him.
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  • "And it happened after a while
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  • the brook dried up because
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  • there's been no rain."
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  • Next verse, "Then the word of
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  • the Lord came to him, saying,
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  • 'Arise, go to Zarephath, which
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  • belongs to Sidon,
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  • and dwell there.
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  • See, I have commanded a widow
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  • there to provide for you.'"
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  • Now, there's a new there, okay?
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  • And what followed was this,
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  • the time came for the famine
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  • to end God in his mercy.
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  • But God said to Elijah, okay,
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  • "It came to pass
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  • after many days
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  • that the word of the Lord came
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  • to Elijah, in the third year,
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  • saying, 'Go, present yourself to
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  • Ahab, and I will send rain
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  • on the earth.'"
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  • Why must--I mean,
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  • Elijah was in hiding, amen?
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  • And why must he show himself
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  • to Ahab?
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  • Well, God knows when he sends
  • 00:07:48.280 --> 00:07:50.150
  • the rain if the man of God
  • 00:07:50.150 --> 00:07:52.050
  • doesn't appear, all right,
  • 00:07:52.050 --> 00:07:53.200
  • all the household of Ahab
  • 00:07:53.200 --> 00:07:55.240
  • might think it's their prophets
  • 00:07:55.240 --> 00:07:57.010
  • of Baal praying.
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  • It must be Baal that's answering
  • 00:07:58.220 --> 00:08:00.140
  • that prayer.
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  • So, the man of God has to appear
  • 00:08:01.210 --> 00:08:03.070
  • and he'll say, "It was by my
  • 00:08:03.070 --> 00:08:05.100
  • Word that there was a famine and
  • 00:08:05.100 --> 00:08:07.030
  • by my Word, it will rain."
  • 00:08:07.030 --> 00:08:09.150
  • Amen, so they will know
  • 00:08:09.150 --> 00:08:11.230
  • that there's only one God
  • 00:08:11.230 --> 00:08:13.050
  • who controls the nature.
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  • Can I have a good amen, people?
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  • All right, this God of Abraham,
  • 00:08:17.100 --> 00:08:19.000
  • Isaac, and Jacob.
  • 00:08:19.000 --> 00:08:20.030
  • "Go, present yourself to Ahab,
  • 00:08:20.030 --> 00:08:21.140
  • and I'll send rain
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  • on the earth."
  • 00:08:22.190 --> 00:08:23.260
  • And what happened was that
  • 00:08:23.260 --> 00:08:26.230
  • at the same time, he presented
  • 00:08:28.100 --> 00:08:31.100
  • a challenge, Elijah did.
  • 00:08:31.100 --> 00:08:32.240
  • Elijah says, "Go get your
  • 00:08:32.240 --> 00:08:34.130
  • prophets, all right, and gather
  • 00:08:34.130 --> 00:08:36.130
  • the nation of Israel and meet me
  • 00:08:36.130 --> 00:08:38.180
  • up at Mount Carmel.
  • 00:08:38.180 --> 00:08:40.110
  • And we're gonna ask God
  • 00:08:40.110 --> 00:08:42.190
  • to answer by fire.
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  • If God is God, he will answer
  • 00:08:44.160 --> 00:08:46.210
  • by fire.
  • 00:08:46.210 --> 00:08:47.260
  • All right, you call upon your
  • 00:08:47.260 --> 00:08:49.020
  • gods, you prophets of Baal.
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  • You go first.
  • 00:08:50.210 --> 00:08:51.280
  • You call upon your gods.
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  • If your God is God,
  • 00:08:52.290 --> 00:08:54.080
  • he will answer by fire.
  • 00:08:54.080 --> 00:08:55.180
  • If he doesn't, then when I pray
  • 00:08:55.180 --> 00:08:57.130
  • and my God answers by fire,
  • 00:08:57.130 --> 00:09:00.050
  • he's the Lord God.
  • 00:09:00.050 --> 00:09:01.200
  • How long, Israel, will you halt
  • 00:09:01.200 --> 00:09:03.280
  • between two opinions?
  • 00:09:03.280 --> 00:09:05.190
  • If Baal is God, follow him.
  • 00:09:05.190 --> 00:09:08.140
  • If the Lord Yahweh is God,
  • 00:09:08.140 --> 00:09:10.080
  • follow him."
  • 00:09:10.080 --> 00:09:11.230
  • So, for hours since the morning,
  • 00:09:11.230 --> 00:09:14.060
  • they call upon Baal, they
  • 00:09:14.060 --> 00:09:15.240
  • call upon Baal, no answer,
  • 00:09:15.240 --> 00:09:17.260
  • no answer at all.
  • 00:09:17.260 --> 00:09:19.010
  • Then it came to the time about
  • 00:09:19.010 --> 00:09:20.280
  • three o'clock in the afternoon
  • 00:09:20.280 --> 00:09:23.040
  • the Bible says the time of
  • 00:09:23.040 --> 00:09:25.050
  • the evening prayer,
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  • the time that Jesus would die
  • 00:09:26.190 --> 00:09:28.270
  • exactly at three o'clock,
  • 00:09:28.270 --> 00:09:30.250
  • the time of the evening prayer,
  • 00:09:30.250 --> 00:09:32.060
  • the evening sacrifice
  • 00:09:32.060 --> 00:09:32.260
  • in the temple.
  • 00:09:32.260 --> 00:09:33.240
  • Elijah stepped out and Elijah
  • 00:09:33.240 --> 00:09:35.130
  • told the people, "My turn,"
  • 00:09:35.130 --> 00:09:37.130
  • okay?
  • 00:09:37.130 --> 00:09:38.180
  • Built an altar and the altar was
  • 00:09:38.180 --> 00:09:40.150
  • made of 12 stones, representing
  • 00:09:40.150 --> 00:09:42.240
  • the 12 tribes of Israel.
  • 00:09:42.240 --> 00:09:44.260
  • This is what Elijah did, Elijah
  • 00:09:44.260 --> 00:09:46.280
  • said, "Come near to me."
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  • I love it.
  • 00:09:48.080 --> 00:09:48.280
  • I love it.
  • 00:09:48.280 --> 00:09:49.190
  • He told the people, "'Come near,
  • 00:09:49.190 --> 00:09:50.180
  • come near to me--' so all
  • 00:09:50.180 --> 00:09:51.160
  • the people came near to him.
  • 00:09:51.160 --> 00:09:52.150
  • And he repaired the altar of
  • 00:09:52.150 --> 00:09:54.040
  • the Lord that was broken down.
  • 00:09:54.040 --> 00:09:55.150
  • And Elijah took twelve stones,
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  • according to the number of
  • 00:09:57.100 --> 00:09:58.030
  • the tribes of the sons of Jacob,
  • 00:09:58.030 --> 00:10:00.000
  • to whom the word of the Lord
  • 00:10:00.000 --> 00:10:00.290
  • had come, saying, 'Israel
  • 00:10:00.290 --> 00:10:02.070
  • shall be your name.'
  • 00:10:02.070 --> 00:10:03.090
  • Now, then he says this,
  • 00:10:03.090 --> 00:10:04.270
  • "Build a trench around
  • 00:10:04.270 --> 00:10:06.050
  • the altar, put burnt
  • 00:10:06.050 --> 00:10:08.130
  • sacrifice with the stones
  • 00:10:08.130 --> 00:10:09.290
  • he built an altar, all right?
  • 00:10:09.290 --> 00:10:11.230
  • He put the wood in order, he
  • 00:10:11.230 --> 00:10:13.150
  • made a trench around the altar,
  • 00:10:13.150 --> 00:10:15.090
  • he cut the bull in pieces, laid
  • 00:10:15.090 --> 00:10:17.170
  • it on the wood, and said,
  • 00:10:17.170 --> 00:10:18.250
  • 'Fill four waterpots with water,
  • 00:10:18.250 --> 00:10:20.160
  • and pour it on the burnt
  • 00:10:20.160 --> 00:10:22.100
  • sacrifice and on the wood.'"
  • 00:10:22.100 --> 00:10:24.010
  • Now, he's gonna make it hard
  • 00:10:24.010 --> 00:10:24.270
  • because the God
  • 00:10:24.270 --> 00:10:26.020
  • who answers by fire, right?
  • 00:10:26.020 --> 00:10:27.120
  • Next verse, "'Do it
  • 00:10:27.120 --> 00:10:29.070
  • a second time.'"
  • 00:10:29.070 --> 00:10:30.120
  • And finally he says,
  • 00:10:30.120 --> 00:10:31.080
  • "'Do it again, one more time.'
  • 00:10:31.080 --> 00:10:34.050
  • And they did it a third time.
  • 00:10:34.050 --> 00:10:36.260
  • So the water ran all around
  • 00:10:36.260 --> 00:10:38.060
  • the altar; and he also filled
  • 00:10:38.060 --> 00:10:39.250
  • the trench with water."
  • 00:10:39.250 --> 00:10:41.000
  • Imagine that, he's trying to
  • 00:10:41.000 --> 00:10:42.070
  • make it hard for God.
  • 00:10:42.070 --> 00:10:43.180
  • And then he prayed and right
  • 00:10:43.180 --> 00:10:46.130
  • after he prayed, said, "God,
  • 00:10:46.130 --> 00:10:49.020
  • hear me that the people may know
  • 00:10:49.020 --> 00:10:50.110
  • you are God in Israel."
  • 00:10:50.110 --> 00:10:53.040
  • He called upon the God of Abram,
  • 00:10:53.040 --> 00:10:54.160
  • Isaac, and Jacob, fire came...
  • 00:10:54.160 --> 00:10:57.080
  • and the Bible says,
  • 00:10:57.080 --> 00:10:58.130
  • "The fire of the Lord fell
  • 00:10:58.130 --> 00:10:59.260
  • and consumed the burnt
  • 00:10:59.260 --> 00:11:01.060
  • sacrifice, and the wood
  • 00:11:01.060 --> 00:11:03.020
  • and the stones and the dust,
  • 00:11:03.020 --> 00:11:05.100
  • and it licked up the water
  • 00:11:05.100 --> 00:11:07.010
  • that was in the trench."
  • 00:11:07.010 --> 00:11:08.100
  • Everything disappeared.
  • 00:11:08.100 --> 00:11:10.000
  • "Now when all the people saw it,
  • 00:11:10.000 --> 00:11:11.250
  • they fell on their faces; and
  • 00:11:11.250 --> 00:11:13.170
  • they said, 'The Lord He is God!
  • 00:11:13.180 --> 00:11:16.180
  • The Lord He is God!'"
  • 00:11:16.180 --> 00:11:18.040
  • In Hebrew,
  • 00:11:18.040 --> 00:11:19.030
  • Yahweh, Elohim, Yahweh, he's
  • 00:11:19.110 --> 00:11:22.110
  • Elohim or Jehovah, he's Elohim.
  • 00:11:22.270 --> 00:11:25.270
  • The true God's name
  • 00:11:25.270 --> 00:11:27.020
  • is proclaimed.
  • 00:11:27.020 --> 00:11:28.090
  • And Elijah says, "Take the 450
  • 00:11:28.090 --> 00:11:29.230
  • prophets of Baal and bring them
  • 00:11:29.230 --> 00:11:31.290
  • down to the Brook Kishon.
  • 00:11:31.290 --> 00:11:34.070
  • By the way, when you go to
  • 00:11:34.070 --> 00:11:35.030
  • Israel and you're on Mount
  • 00:11:35.030 --> 00:11:36.100
  • Carmel, ask your guide to show
  • 00:11:36.100 --> 00:11:37.260
  • you where's the Brook Kishon.
  • 00:11:37.260 --> 00:11:39.060
  • You can see the Brook Kishon
  • 00:11:39.060 --> 00:11:40.110
  • winding down there.
  • 00:11:40.110 --> 00:11:41.180
  • That's where the prophets of
  • 00:11:41.180 --> 00:11:43.020
  • Baal, 451 of them, were brought
  • 00:11:43.020 --> 00:11:45.030
  • down there and they were killed,
  • 00:11:45.030 --> 00:11:47.050
  • every last one of them.
  • 00:11:47.050 --> 00:11:49.040
  • Elijah killed every one of them
  • 00:11:49.040 --> 00:11:50.230
  • and Elijah went to the King Ahab
  • 00:11:50.230 --> 00:11:52.190
  • and said this, "King Ahab,"
  • 00:11:52.190 --> 00:11:54.270
  • go down, "eat and drink
  • 00:11:54.270 --> 00:11:57.140
  • for I hear the sound
  • 00:11:57.140 --> 00:11:58.180
  • of the abundance of rain."
  • 00:11:58.180 --> 00:12:00.290
  • Always remember this, after the
  • 00:12:00.290 --> 00:12:03.120
  • judgment comes the blessing.
  • 00:12:03.140 --> 00:12:06.140
  • You know why we are blessed
  • 00:12:06.140 --> 00:12:07.230
  • today?
  • 00:12:07.230 --> 00:12:08.180
  • Because there's been a judgment.
  • 00:12:08.180 --> 00:12:10.060
  • Friend, after the judgment,
  • 00:12:10.060 --> 00:12:12.020
  • there's always the blessing.
  • 00:12:13.000 --> 00:12:16.000
  • So, I hear the sound of
  • 00:12:16.000 --> 00:12:17.070
  • the abundance of rain.
  • 00:12:17.070 --> 00:12:18.080
  • For 3-1/2 years, Israel had no
  • 00:12:18.080 --> 00:12:20.020
  • rain but the prophet says, "King
  • 00:12:20.020 --> 00:12:22.180
  • Ahab, go and eat, get down.
  • 00:12:23.020 --> 00:12:26.020
  • Your chariot, I hear the sound
  • 00:12:26.020 --> 00:12:27.250
  • of the abundance of rain."
  • 00:12:28.080 --> 00:12:31.080
  • And he went up back to Mount
  • 00:12:31.080 --> 00:12:32.180
  • Carmel, you know what he did?
  • 00:12:32.180 --> 00:12:34.000
  • He fell on the dust and put
  • 00:12:34.000 --> 00:12:36.010
  • his head between his knees.
  • 00:12:36.080 --> 00:12:39.080
  • Now, he's praying so he sent
  • 00:12:39.080 --> 00:12:40.200
  • his servant go and see yonder,
  • 00:12:40.200 --> 00:12:42.080
  • all right, the skyline.
  • 00:12:42.080 --> 00:12:44.080
  • "What do you see?
  • 00:12:44.080 --> 00:12:45.010
  • Do you see any clouds?"
  • 00:12:45.010 --> 00:12:46.090
  • The servant came back, "None."
  • 00:12:46.090 --> 00:12:47.270
  • He prayed again, "Go again,"
  • 00:12:47.270 --> 00:12:50.270
  • he said, "see anything?"
  • 00:12:50.270 --> 00:12:52.190
  • "None.
  • 00:12:52.190 --> 00:12:53.140
  • Came back, prayed again,
  • 00:12:53.140 --> 00:12:54.170
  • "Go again.
  • 00:12:54.170 --> 00:12:55.160
  • See anything?"
  • 00:12:55.160 --> 00:12:56.090
  • "None."
  • 00:12:56.090 --> 00:12:57.020
  • Prayed again, "Go, anything?"
  • 00:12:57.020 --> 00:12:59.100
  • "None."
  • 00:12:59.100 --> 00:13:00.070
  • Four times already if you
  • 00:13:00.070 --> 00:13:01.270
  • were counting, all right?
  • 00:13:01.270 --> 00:13:03.280
  • Fifth time nothing, sixth time
  • 00:13:03.280 --> 00:13:06.060
  • nothing, the seventh time,
  • 00:13:06.060 --> 00:13:09.000
  • friend, sometimes, you know,
  • 00:13:09.230 --> 00:13:12.230
  • praying by faith, Mark 11:24,
  • 00:13:12.280 --> 00:13:15.280
  • is great but you need to discern
  • 00:13:15.280 --> 00:13:18.010
  • sometimes God wants you
  • 00:13:18.010 --> 00:13:18.290
  • to pray persevering prayers.
  • 00:13:19.150 --> 00:13:22.150
  • Doesn't happen the first time,
  • 00:13:22.150 --> 00:13:24.000
  • he's seeing whether you're
  • 00:13:24.000 --> 00:13:25.120
  • going for it.
  • 00:13:25.120 --> 00:13:27.070
  • Just now, Abraham--I mean Elijah
  • 00:13:27.070 --> 00:13:29.260
  • prayed, less than 25 seconds
  • 00:13:29.260 --> 00:13:31.060
  • the fire fell.
  • 00:13:31.060 --> 00:13:32.190
  • Here, he's praying for the rain
  • 00:13:32.190 --> 00:13:35.140
  • to come, right?
  • 00:13:36.000 --> 00:13:39.000
  • And seven times he sent
  • 00:13:39.000 --> 00:13:40.030
  • his servant, seven times
  • 00:13:40.030 --> 00:13:41.040
  • nothing was seen.
  • 00:13:41.040 --> 00:13:41.270
  • The seventh time, rather,
  • 00:13:41.270 --> 00:13:43.050
  • he went down, I mean the servant
  • 00:13:43.050 --> 00:13:45.100
  • came back and said,
  • 00:13:45.100 --> 00:13:47.080
  • "There is a cloud."
  • 00:13:47.080 --> 00:13:49.070
  • There's been no cloud for
  • 00:13:49.070 --> 00:13:50.020
  • 3-1/2 years 'cause no water
  • 00:13:50.020 --> 00:13:51.270
  • but there's a cloud the size of
  • 00:13:51.270 --> 00:13:53.050
  • a man's first and guess what.
  • 00:13:53.230 --> 00:13:56.230
  • Ahab was still somewhere around.
  • 00:13:56.230 --> 00:13:58.250
  • He told his servant, "Go send
  • 00:13:58.250 --> 00:14:00.120
  • a message to Ahab, don't waste
  • 00:14:00.120 --> 00:14:02.060
  • time, ride your chariot now.
  • 00:14:02.140 --> 00:14:05.140
  • The rains are coming."
  • 00:14:05.140 --> 00:14:06.210
  • And the clouds turned,
  • 00:14:06.210 --> 00:14:08.000
  • became black
  • 00:14:08.000 --> 00:14:09.020
  • and the heaviest downpour came.
  • 00:14:09.020 --> 00:14:10.290
  • And King Ahab was riding
  • 00:14:10.290 --> 00:14:13.220
  • furiously on his chariot.
  • 00:14:13.220 --> 00:14:15.160
  • He drove all the way to Jezreel
  • 00:14:15.160 --> 00:14:17.150
  • and then arrived, the king
  • 00:14:17.150 --> 00:14:19.060
  • arrived home and told Jezebel
  • 00:14:19.060 --> 00:14:20.200
  • all that happened.
  • 00:14:20.200 --> 00:14:22.170
  • Jezebel says this, told
  • 00:14:23.040 --> 00:14:26.040
  • how Elijah had executed all
  • 00:14:26.040 --> 00:14:28.000
  • the prophets with the sword.
  • 00:14:28.000 --> 00:14:29.040
  • "Jezebel sent a messenger to
  • 00:14:29.040 --> 00:14:30.180
  • Elijah saying, 'So let the gods
  • 00:14:30.180 --> 00:14:32.140
  • do to me, and more also, if I do
  • 00:14:32.140 --> 00:14:34.210
  • not make your life as the life
  • 00:14:34.210 --> 00:14:36.230
  • of one of them by tomorrow
  • 00:14:36.230 --> 00:14:38.080
  • about this time.'"
  • 00:14:38.080 --> 00:14:39.160
  • So, she sent a messengers,
  • 00:14:39.160 --> 00:14:41.000
  • this woman, this evil woman
  • 00:14:41.000 --> 00:14:42.220
  • who's already defeated.
  • 00:14:42.220 --> 00:14:43.230
  • Her prophets are all dead.
  • 00:14:43.230 --> 00:14:45.100
  • She sent a messenger to Elijah
  • 00:14:45.100 --> 00:14:46.210
  • saying, "This time tomorrow,
  • 00:14:46.210 --> 00:14:48.050
  • you are dead."
  • 00:14:49.010 --> 00:14:52.010
  • And Elijah looked at her
  • 00:14:52.010 --> 00:14:53.020
  • Go ahead,
  • 00:14:57.280 --> 00:15:00.090
  • make my day."
  • 00:15:00.090 --> 00:15:02.280
  • The next verse tells us that,
  • 00:15:02.280 --> 00:15:03.270
  • "When Elijah saw that,
  • 00:15:03.270 --> 00:15:06.040
  • he arose and ran for his life."
  • 00:15:08.090 --> 00:15:11.090
  • This is my message,
  • 00:15:13.010 --> 00:15:16.010
  • after a great victory, and I'm
  • 00:15:16.010 --> 00:15:18.210
  • speaking to not just believers
  • 00:15:19.180 --> 00:15:22.180
  • that are suffering depression,
  • 00:15:22.180 --> 00:15:25.140
  • discouragement, or disappointed
  • 00:15:25.140 --> 00:15:27.070
  • with God.
  • 00:15:27.070 --> 00:15:28.040
  • I'm speaking to people that are
  • 00:15:28.040 --> 00:15:29.090
  • leaders who feel like your
  • 00:15:29.090 --> 00:15:31.120
  • ministry has passed you,
  • 00:15:31.120 --> 00:15:33.260
  • your best years are behind you.
  • 00:15:33.260 --> 00:15:36.040
  • I'm talking to you, friend.
  • 00:15:36.040 --> 00:15:37.190
  • After a great demonstration of
  • 00:15:39.100 --> 00:15:42.100
  • the power of God,
  • 00:15:42.100 --> 00:15:44.130
  • the entire nation was shaken.
  • 00:15:44.130 --> 00:15:46.270
  • Obviously, something happened,
  • 00:15:47.090 --> 00:15:50.090
  • he saw them all dissipating from
  • 00:15:50.090 --> 00:15:53.070
  • the mountain of Carmel.
  • 00:15:53.130 --> 00:15:56.130
  • They left, Ahab has gone back to
  • 00:15:56.130 --> 00:15:59.040
  • eat and drink.
  • 00:15:59.040 --> 00:16:00.280
  • You'll find his priority is
  • 00:16:00.280 --> 00:16:01.240
  • always eat and drink.
  • 00:16:01.240 --> 00:16:03.080
  • He doesn't really care whether
  • 00:16:03.080 --> 00:16:04.120
  • God is Baal or God is Jehovah,
  • 00:16:04.120 --> 00:16:07.020
  • there are people like that.
  • 00:16:07.020 --> 00:16:07.280
  • There are people, they are
  • 00:16:07.280 --> 00:16:09.090
  • sinners in a sense like
  • 00:16:09.090 --> 00:16:10.090
  • they don't care whether
  • 00:16:10.090 --> 00:16:11.040
  • God exists or God don't exist.
  • 00:16:11.040 --> 00:16:12.230
  • "All I care is my tummy.
  • 00:16:12.230 --> 00:16:14.130
  • I care for my pleasure.
  • 00:16:14.130 --> 00:16:15.290
  • I care for my own comfort."
  • 00:16:15.290 --> 00:16:17.270
  • Jezebel, on the other hand, is
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  • positively evil in carrying out
  • 00:16:19.030 --> 00:16:22.030
  • his--her evil agenda.
  • 00:16:23.080 --> 00:16:26.080
  • And now she says,
  • 00:16:26.080 --> 00:16:27.090
  • "I'm gonna kill you, Elijah."
  • 00:16:27.090 --> 00:16:28.270
  • Elijah rose and ran
  • 00:16:29.110 --> 00:16:32.110
  • for his life, why?
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  • He saw that, Elijah saw.
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  • He started to walk by sight.
  • 00:16:36.260 --> 00:16:39.100
  • Elijah, the man of faith,
  • 00:16:39.100 --> 00:16:42.000
  • the man of God,
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  • the man who stood
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  • in the presence of God who could
  • 00:16:44.120 --> 00:16:46.130
  • say to God, "He's the one before
  • 00:16:46.130 --> 00:16:48.240
  • whom I stand," who is conscious
  • 00:16:48.240 --> 00:16:50.160
  • of the invisible, invisible,
  • 00:16:50.170 --> 00:16:53.170
  • invincible God.
  • 00:16:53.170 --> 00:16:56.160
  • All right, the tragedy is this,
  • 00:16:56.190 --> 00:16:59.190
  • we see the crowds dissipating,
  • 00:16:59.190 --> 00:17:02.190
  • we get discouraged.
  • 00:17:02.190 --> 00:17:03.280
  • We see our economy going down,
  • 00:17:03.280 --> 00:17:06.120
  • all right, we get discouraged.
  • 00:17:06.120 --> 00:17:08.090
  • We look at this paper coming
  • 00:17:08.090 --> 00:17:10.120
  • in asking for claims
  • 00:17:10.120 --> 00:17:12.070
  • or some debt we have to pay,
  • 00:17:12.070 --> 00:17:13.100
  • we get discouraged.
  • 00:17:13.100 --> 00:17:14.170
  • We are snared by the visible.
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  • The visible
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  • is what the devil uses.
  • 00:17:18.240 --> 00:17:20.250
  • The visible, look at the lump,
  • 00:17:20.250 --> 00:17:22.010
  • how it's growing.
  • 00:17:22.010 --> 00:17:22.290
  • Look at your report,
  • 00:17:22.290 --> 00:17:24.000
  • look at what the report says
  • 00:17:24.000 --> 00:17:25.060
  • and it's all visible.
  • 00:17:25.060 --> 00:17:26.260
  • We lose sight of
  • 00:17:26.260 --> 00:17:28.010
  • the invisible God.
  • 00:17:28.010 --> 00:17:29.030
  • Elijah forgot the God
  • 00:17:29.030 --> 00:17:31.040
  • who led him Cherith.
  • 00:17:31.040 --> 00:17:32.280
  • He forgot the ravens that fed
  • 00:17:32.280 --> 00:17:35.150
  • him by day and by evening.
  • 00:17:35.160 --> 00:17:38.160
  • He forgot the woman that God
  • 00:17:38.160 --> 00:17:40.120
  • commanded to feed him and
  • 00:17:40.120 --> 00:17:42.000
  • he forgot the barrel of meal
  • 00:17:42.000 --> 00:17:43.160
  • that never wasted and the jar
  • 00:17:43.160 --> 00:17:45.130
  • of oil that never ceased.
  • 00:17:45.130 --> 00:17:47.140
  • He forgot the God of
  • 00:17:47.140 --> 00:17:48.230
  • the resurrection that raised
  • 00:17:48.230 --> 00:17:50.060
  • the boy from the dead
  • 00:17:50.060 --> 00:17:51.020
  • even through him.
  • 00:17:51.020 --> 00:17:52.220
  • He forgot the God who answers by
  • 00:17:52.220 --> 00:17:54.090
  • fire and the rain that followed,
  • 00:17:56.260 --> 00:17:59.260
  • why?
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  • Because like this, any of us can
  • 00:18:01.050 --> 00:18:03.290
  • fall away from faith, even we
  • 00:18:03.290 --> 00:18:06.210
  • walked in the greatest faith
  • 00:18:06.210 --> 00:18:08.160
  • yesterday, we can go back
  • 00:18:08.160 --> 00:18:09.200
  • to side today.
  • 00:18:09.200 --> 00:18:10.280
  • So, he got discouraged.
  • 00:18:10.280 --> 00:18:12.200
  • All right, he went to Bersheba,
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  • which is the lowest part,
  • 00:18:14.240 --> 00:18:15.290
  • the southern most part
  • 00:18:15.290 --> 00:18:17.190
  • which belongs to Judah.
  • 00:18:17.190 --> 00:18:18.290
  • So, from the north,
  • 00:18:18.290 --> 00:18:19.290
  • you go all the way down.
  • 00:18:19.290 --> 00:18:20.180
  • He left his servant there.
  • 00:18:20.180 --> 00:18:21.100
  • "But he himself went a day's
  • 00:18:21.100 --> 00:18:22.270
  • journey into the wilderness, and
  • 00:18:22.270 --> 00:18:24.090
  • came and sat down under a broom
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  • tree," under a juniper tree
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  • in the King James.
  • 00:18:28.260 --> 00:18:30.200
  • A broom tree in Israel is
  • 00:18:30.200 --> 00:18:31.290
  • like it's not a very tall tree.
  • 00:18:31.290 --> 00:18:33.270
  • It's a low tree that spreads out
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  • like a canopy.
  • 00:18:36.070 --> 00:18:37.220
  • It has shed down there.
  • 00:18:37.220 --> 00:18:39.140
  • So, he went down the broom tree,
  • 00:18:39.140 --> 00:18:40.280
  • sat down the broom tree.
  • 00:18:40.280 --> 00:18:42.080
  • And he prayed that he might die,
  • 00:18:42.080 --> 00:18:44.110
  • and said, 'It's enough!
  • 00:18:44.110 --> 00:18:46.210
  • Now, Lord, take my life, for I
  • 00:18:46.210 --> 00:18:49.160
  • am no better than my fathers!'"
  • 00:18:49.160 --> 00:18:52.100
  • Now, I had this impression but
  • 00:18:52.220 --> 00:18:55.220
  • when you're discouraged,
  • 00:18:55.220 --> 00:18:57.120
  • when you're depressed,
  • 00:18:57.120 --> 00:18:58.140
  • when you are asking questions,
  • 00:18:58.140 --> 00:18:59.110
  • even questioning God,
  • 00:18:59.110 --> 00:19:01.030
  • oh, God leaves you alone.
  • 00:19:01.030 --> 00:19:03.100
  • "Work it out, work it out, son.
  • 00:19:03.100 --> 00:19:05.090
  • Work it out, daughter,
  • 00:19:05.090 --> 00:19:07.240
  • 'cause you're doubting me."
  • 00:19:07.240 --> 00:19:10.090
  • How many have this impression.
  • 00:19:10.090 --> 00:19:12.130
  • I mean, somehow I had this
  • 00:19:12.130 --> 00:19:13.050
  • impression that God doesn't
  • 00:19:13.050 --> 00:19:14.220
  • really spend too much time,
  • 00:19:14.220 --> 00:19:16.010
  • doesn't hang around people
  • 00:19:16.010 --> 00:19:16.250
  • who are discouraged,
  • 00:19:16.250 --> 00:19:18.090
  • people who are depressed.
  • 00:19:18.090 --> 00:19:20.010
  • I mean, doesn't really enjoy.
  • 00:19:20.010 --> 00:19:20.280
  • I mean, y'all know that you
  • 00:19:20.280 --> 00:19:22.010
  • never leave us, yes, y'all know
  • 00:19:22.010 --> 00:19:22.250
  • that part but, you know,
  • 00:19:22.250 --> 00:19:24.080
  • you feel like God already.
  • 00:19:24.080 --> 00:19:25.220
  • Let me tell you this, let me
  • 00:19:25.220 --> 00:19:26.180
  • announce to you this, okay?
  • 00:19:26.180 --> 00:19:28.070
  • Let's read on, "Then as he lay
  • 00:19:28.070 --> 00:19:31.040
  • and slept under a broom tree,
  • 00:19:31.040 --> 00:19:33.040
  • suddenly an angel touched him,
  • 00:19:33.040 --> 00:19:35.010
  • and said to him,
  • 00:19:35.010 --> 00:19:36.110
  • 'Arise and eat.'"
  • 00:19:36.110 --> 00:19:37.070
  • Whenever you find this word
  • 00:19:37.070 --> 00:19:37.270
  • "angel," singular, this angel of
  • 00:19:37.270 --> 00:19:40.140
  • the Lord in the Old Testament,
  • 00:19:40.140 --> 00:19:41.250
  • it always refers to
  • 00:19:41.250 --> 00:19:42.160
  • the pre incarnate appearance
  • 00:19:42.160 --> 00:19:43.220
  • of Christ.
  • 00:19:43.220 --> 00:19:44.270
  • The Jehovah of Elijah's time is
  • 00:19:44.270 --> 00:19:47.150
  • the Jesus of the gospel days.
  • 00:19:47.150 --> 00:19:50.120
  • It's the same Jesus.
  • 00:19:50.120 --> 00:19:53.000
  • He appeared and touched him and
  • 00:19:53.000 --> 00:19:54.120
  • says, "'Arise and eat.'
  • 00:19:54.120 --> 00:19:55.200
  • Then he woke up,
  • 00:19:55.200 --> 00:19:56.230
  • he looked and there
  • 00:19:56.230 --> 00:19:58.020
  • by his head was a cake baked
  • 00:19:58.020 --> 00:19:59.130
  • on coals, and a jar of water.
  • 00:19:59.130 --> 00:20:01.270
  • So he ate and drank,
  • 00:20:01.270 --> 00:20:03.020
  • and then lay down again."
  • 00:20:03.020 --> 00:20:05.130
  • Must be very tired.
  • 00:20:07.250 --> 00:20:10.250
  • And then the Bible tells us,
  • 00:20:10.250 --> 00:20:12.120
  • "The angel of the Lord came back
  • 00:20:12.120 --> 00:20:13.220
  • the second time, and touched
  • 00:20:13.220 --> 00:20:14.270
  • him, and said, 'Arise and eat,
  • 00:20:14.270 --> 00:20:16.030
  • because the journey
  • 00:20:16.030 --> 00:20:17.080
  • is too great for you.'"
  • 00:20:17.080 --> 00:20:18.020
  • You know, many of you
  • 00:20:18.020 --> 00:20:18.230
  • in and of yourself, God knows
  • 00:20:18.230 --> 00:20:20.200
  • when you look at the journey
  • 00:20:20.200 --> 00:20:22.010
  • in front of you, the commitment
  • 00:20:22.010 --> 00:20:23.060
  • that you have in front of you,
  • 00:20:23.060 --> 00:20:25.000
  • the payments you have to make
  • 00:20:25.000 --> 00:20:26.120
  • by that deadline, the things
  • 00:20:26.240 --> 00:20:29.240
  • that are ahead of you that you
  • 00:20:29.240 --> 00:20:31.000
  • see that is not very encouraging
  • 00:20:31.000 --> 00:20:32.270
  • in front of you and all you can
  • 00:20:32.270 --> 00:20:34.130
  • say is that it's too great.
  • 00:20:34.130 --> 00:20:35.230
  • The journey is too great
  • 00:20:35.230 --> 00:20:38.010
  • and God knows it.
  • 00:20:38.010 --> 00:20:39.020
  • God says, "The journey
  • 00:20:39.020 --> 00:20:40.040
  • is too great for you," amen?
  • 00:20:40.040 --> 00:20:41.260
  • Cherith to Zarephath, Zarephath
  • 00:20:41.260 --> 00:20:43.150
  • to Carmel, Carmel to Horeb.
  • 00:20:43.150 --> 00:20:45.220
  • "Now, the journey is too great,
  • 00:20:45.220 --> 00:20:47.020
  • but I'm gonna give you food
  • 00:20:47.020 --> 00:20:49.080
  • for the journey."
  • 00:20:49.080 --> 00:20:51.030
  • And look at what happened,
  • 00:20:51.030 --> 00:20:52.240
  • "So he arose, and ate and drank;
  • 00:20:52.240 --> 00:20:54.150
  • and he went in the strength of
  • 00:20:54.150 --> 00:20:57.030
  • that food forty days and
  • 00:20:57.030 --> 00:21:00.050
  • forty nights as far as Horeb,
  • 00:21:00.050 --> 00:21:01.220
  • the mountain of God."
  • 00:21:01.220 --> 00:21:03.070
  • I'm here to tell you, keep on
  • 00:21:03.070 --> 00:21:05.010
  • coming, keep on hearing the Word
  • 00:21:05.010 --> 00:21:06.100
  • because one Word from God can
  • 00:21:06.100 --> 00:21:08.020
  • cause you to go in his strength.
  • 00:21:08.020 --> 00:21:10.150
  • Even though in the natural,
  • 00:21:10.150 --> 00:21:12.010
  • the journey is too great, hey,
  • 00:21:12.010 --> 00:21:13.220
  • you got food from heaven,
  • 00:21:13.220 --> 00:21:16.100
  • amen, amen.
  • 00:21:16.100 --> 00:21:18.040
  • You got food from heaven.
  • 00:21:18.040 --> 00:21:19.260
  • Can I have a good amen?
  • 00:21:19.260 --> 00:21:22.260
  • And then he went to Horeb,
  • 00:21:22.260 --> 00:21:25.080
  • the mountain of God.
  • 00:21:25.080 --> 00:21:26.050
  • Don't forget, why is he running?
  • 00:21:26.050 --> 00:21:27.280
  • Is God leading him to go to
  • 00:21:27.280 --> 00:21:29.100
  • the mountain of God?
  • 00:21:29.100 --> 00:21:29.280
  • Horeb, by the way, is another
  • 00:21:29.280 --> 00:21:31.060
  • name nor Mount Sinai.
  • 00:21:31.060 --> 00:21:33.080
  • He's going back to Mount Sinai.
  • 00:21:33.080 --> 00:21:34.260
  • God didn't lead him.
  • 00:21:34.260 --> 00:21:36.030
  • God didn't ask him to go back
  • 00:21:36.030 --> 00:21:38.130
  • to the mountain of law.
  • 00:21:38.130 --> 00:21:39.220
  • God didn't tell him to go back
  • 00:21:39.220 --> 00:21:40.140
  • there.
  • 00:21:40.140 --> 00:21:42.110
  • All the while he was led by
  • 00:21:42.110 --> 00:21:43.100
  • the Lord until--why is he
  • 00:21:43.100 --> 00:21:45.100
  • going there?
  • 00:21:45.100 --> 00:21:46.000
  • Why is he fleeing?
  • 00:21:46.000 --> 00:21:46.270
  • For his life.
  • 00:21:46.270 --> 00:21:48.110
  • Who instructed him?
  • 00:21:48.110 --> 00:21:49.160
  • A woman, an angry woman.
  • 00:21:50.280 --> 00:21:53.280
  • He can't say, "Now the God
  • 00:21:54.100 --> 00:21:57.100
  • before whom I stand."
  • 00:21:57.100 --> 00:21:58.090
  • He can say, "The woman
  • 00:21:58.090 --> 00:21:59.050
  • before whom I flee."
  • 00:21:59.050 --> 00:22:00.190
  • So, he came to mount Sinai.
  • 00:22:00.190 --> 00:22:01.260
  • And we close with this.
  • 00:22:01.260 --> 00:22:03.070
  • "There he went into a cave, and
  • 00:22:03.070 --> 00:22:05.000
  • spent the night in that place;
  • 00:22:05.000 --> 00:22:06.240
  • and behold, the word of the Lord
  • 00:22:06.240 --> 00:22:07.180
  • came to him, and He said to him,
  • 00:22:07.180 --> 00:22:10.070
  • 'What are you doing here,
  • 00:22:10.070 --> 00:22:11.050
  • Elijah?'"
  • 00:22:11.050 --> 00:22:12.150
  • Now, here's a little revelation
  • 00:22:12.150 --> 00:22:13.110
  • for you, for God to say,
  • 00:22:13.110 --> 00:22:15.050
  • "What are you doing here,"
  • 00:22:15.050 --> 00:22:16.070
  • God is also there.
  • 00:22:16.100 --> 00:22:19.100
  • God will never leave us,
  • 00:22:19.100 --> 00:22:20.140
  • nor forsake us.
  • 00:22:20.140 --> 00:22:21.160
  • Come on, church.
  • 00:22:21.160 --> 00:22:22.270
  • He will never leave us even
  • 00:22:22.270 --> 00:22:24.090
  • though the journey you took was
  • 00:22:24.090 --> 00:22:26.260
  • your own journey, you fled from
  • 00:22:27.000 --> 00:22:30.000
  • some woman angry with you.
  • 00:22:30.000 --> 00:22:31.270
  • You went by the visible
  • 00:22:31.270 --> 00:22:33.160
  • instead of the invisible God.
  • 00:22:33.160 --> 00:22:35.090
  • He will not forsake you.
  • 00:22:35.090 --> 00:22:37.140
  • He'll go with you.
  • 00:22:37.140 --> 00:22:39.000
  • He'll go with you.
  • 00:22:39.000 --> 00:22:41.260
  • I told you just now that I had
  • 00:22:45.020 --> 00:22:48.020
  • the impression that if I'm
  • 00:22:48.020 --> 00:22:49.050
  • depressed, God will not hear me,
  • 00:22:49.050 --> 00:22:51.040
  • right?
  • 00:22:51.040 --> 00:22:52.100
  • Now listen to this, oh man,
  • 00:22:53.120 --> 00:22:56.120
  • you forget anything else,
  • 00:22:56.120 --> 00:22:57.180
  • don't forget this.
  • 00:22:57.180 --> 00:22:58.280
  • This is from the Bible.
  • 00:22:58.280 --> 00:23:00.180
  • In the day of Elijah's faith,
  • 00:23:02.190 --> 00:23:05.190
  • ravens fed him and
  • 00:23:06.080 --> 00:23:09.080
  • the widow sustained him
  • 00:23:09.080 --> 00:23:11.110
  • in the day of his faith.
  • 00:23:11.110 --> 00:23:12.280
  • But watch this, in the day of
  • 00:23:12.280 --> 00:23:14.240
  • his depression, angels wait on
  • 00:23:14.240 --> 00:23:17.110
  • him and God himself fed him.
  • 00:23:18.030 --> 00:23:21.030
  • In the day of his depression,
  • 00:23:21.030 --> 00:23:23.050
  • come on.
  • 00:23:23.050 --> 00:23:24.010
  • Come on, people.
  • 00:23:24.010 --> 00:23:25.160
  • Come on, what a God!
  • 00:23:25.160 --> 00:23:27.140
  • What a God!
  • 00:23:27.140 --> 00:23:29.110
  • - Joseph Prince: What is
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  • pray earnestly?
  • 00:23:32.120 --> 00:23:33.080
  • It's a prayer of command.
  • 00:23:33.080 --> 00:23:34.100
  • Jesus says, "If you have faith
  • 00:23:34.100 --> 00:23:35.280
  • as a mustard seed, you
  • 00:23:35.280 --> 00:23:37.200
  • can say to this mulberry tree,
  • 00:23:37.200 --> 00:23:39.120
  • be thou pulled out by the roots,
  • 00:23:39.120 --> 00:23:41.030
  • and it will obey you."
  • 00:23:41.030 --> 00:23:42.110
  • When you command,
  • 00:23:42.110 --> 00:23:43.090
  • you must know he's there.
  • 00:23:43.090 --> 00:23:44.250
  • It is him who makes
  • 00:23:44.250 --> 00:23:45.270
  • the difference.
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  • only one thing is necessary,
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  • spend time with him.
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