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Is Joy A Choice?

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October 24, 2017
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Is Joy A Choice?

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  • - Darren Wilson: For 10 years,
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  • I've traveled the world in an
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  • attempt to film God touching
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  • people's lives.
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  • And I've captured some of the
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  • most incredible moments of faith
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  • and miracles ever caught on
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  • film.
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  • But I've discovered that faith
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  • is as much about questions as it
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  • answers, as much mystery as it
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  • is certainty.
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  • So I wanna take you on a new
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  • adventure.
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  • Together, we'll wrestle with big
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  • questions about God, but we'll
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  • also see faith in its purest
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  • form.
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  • It's time to face our questions
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  • head on.
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  • It's time to see proof that God
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  • exists.
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  • It's time for,
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  • - Darren Wilson: Having grown
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  • up in the church for pretty much
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  • my entire life, I've always been
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  • amazed how little the good news
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  • of Jesus seems to affect his
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  • followers.
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  • I mean, you would think that
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  • Christians would be the most
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  • joy-filled people in the world.
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  • But often, the Christians I meet
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  • are just cranky.
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  • Let's be honest,
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  • "Filled with joy,"
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  • usually isn't
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  • the first description used by
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  • So, when I meet someone who is
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  • truly filled with joy, despite
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  • their circumstances, I sit up
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  • and take notice.
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  • And it gets me wondering,
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  • "Is joy a choice?"
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  • I really began pondering this
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  • question while I was filming
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  • "Holy Ghost Reborn," and I met a
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  • man in South Africa who was,
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  • without question, the most
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  • joy-filled person I have ever
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  • - Darren Wilson: [laughing]
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  • All right,
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  • so let's meet this guy.
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  • So, Surprise, sometimes known
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  • as Supreso, this is
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  • for behind-the-scenes footage
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  • is what this is.
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  • - Surprise Sithole: Okay.
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  • - Darren Wilson: So,
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  • who are you?
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  • - Surprise: Well, normally,
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  • I'm just a ordinary person.
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  • - both: [laughing]
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  • - Darren Wilson: Until a camera
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  • crew shows up, right?
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  • - Surprise: Yeah, yeah, yeah.
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  • - both: [laughing]
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  • - Surprise: I'm just ordinary
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  • person, and I've been living in
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  • the bush for quite a while.
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  • And just because in that time, I
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  • was young, and then nobody could
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  • take me into their homes.
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  • So that was the reason I lived
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  • in the bush.
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  • It's just like in the US, the
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  • people that live on the street.
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  • But here it's difficult to live
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  • on the street, looks like
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  • something.
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  • But here in the bush, there is
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  • quite a lot of provisions
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  • because the provision
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  • doesn't--you don't depend on
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  • people.
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  • You just would depend on God
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  • himself.
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  • So that's why he was providing
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  • some of the fruits, the wild
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  • fruits, especially on these
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  • bushes here.
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  • There is quite a lot of fruits,
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  • like these fruits, small fruits.
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  • We eat of those, this small one,
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  • these.
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  • And then we eat of these, and
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  • it's nice and sweet.
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  • - Darren Wilson: So, you, where
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  • we're at right here, we're on
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  • the top of a mountain, and this
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  • is where you came.
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  • You lived up here for 6 months,
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  • right?
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  • - Surprise: For 6 months, yes.
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  • - Darren Wilson: When you first
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  • came into South Africa.
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  • - Surprise: Yes, yes, yes.
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  • - Darren Wilson: To seek the
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  • Lord and figure out what he
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  • wanted you to do.
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  • - Surprise: Yeah.
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  • - Darren Wilson: Did it take
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  • him 6 months to talk to you?
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  • Or why did it take so long?
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  • - Surprise: Well, I was still
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  • going down and going by the
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  • mountain, by the farms, and the
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  • compounds, and ministered to the
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  • people.
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  • But when it comes late,
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  • 4 o'clock, 3 o'clock, I surely
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  • remember to come back home
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  • and to enjoy a good place.
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  • - Darren Wilson: So,
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  • this is your house.
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  • And that was your bedroom right
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  • there.
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  • - Surprise: And that was my
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  • bedroom back there, yes.
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  • - Darren Wilson: And only
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  • a few wild animals bugged you.
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  • - Surprise: I had a few wild
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  • animals comes and showed up,
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  • and so on.
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  • - Darren Wilson:
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  • That's amazing.
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  • - Surprise: And it was
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  • just enjoyable.
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  • - Darren Wilson: We are called
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  • to be fearless.
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  • We're called to be bearers of
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  • God's love.
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  • But sometimes God'll put us
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  • in situations that are
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  • far bigger and far more strange
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  • than we can ever imagine.
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  • When the Lord directed me to go
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  • to South Africa, I felt him tell
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  • me, among other things, to film
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  • a man named Surprise Sithole.
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  • Surprise is probably the
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  • happiest person I've ever met,
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  • but he's got some outrageous
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  • stories as well.
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  • Case in point, this dude speaks
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  • 14 languages, most of which he
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  • received supernaturally from
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  • God, including English.
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  • His first encounter with God is
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  • straight out of the book of
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  • Acts.
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  • - Surprise: I was 15 years old,
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  • audible voice, asleep on the
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  • mat, in the village where I was
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  • born.
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  • Ridiculous, this story.
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  • Sleeping on the grass mat.
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  • When the voice came, oh man,
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  • Darren, it was, just, like,
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  • was shaking my mat.
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  • I woke up, my mother
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  • was sleeping on the side
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  • with my father.
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  • My sister, other side.
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  • And then I woke up, said,
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  • "Who is this calling?"
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  • And the voice even shouted it a
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  • second time, even more loud.
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  • The voice said,
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  • "Go out of your village.
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  • If you don't go out of this
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  • village, you're gonna die.
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  • Go out of this village."
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  • I woke up, started pulling the
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  • sticks that we secure the door
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  • because of the wild animals, the
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  • fear of the wild animals.
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  • I pull the sticks.
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  • I pull the sticks.
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  • I open the grass door,
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  • I walk out.
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  • I went, maybe it was
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  • 1 kilometer, 1 miles from
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  • the house of my friend, Gafari.
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  • I went there,
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  • I knocked where he was sleeping.
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  • He came out and said, "Where are
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  • you going?"
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  • I said, "I'm going out of this
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  • village."
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  • We got lost that very same
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  • night.
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  • When we got lost, we were
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  • looking for the trail.
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  • We never found it.
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  • We stayed there in the jungle
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  • for 2 weeks.
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  • Later, after 2 weeks, we were
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  • found in another province.
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  • It's impossible.
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  • Why?
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  • Because between my province
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  • and the other province, there is
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  • a big river, the river Zambezi,
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  • and the river Shire.
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  • I don't remember getting into
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  • the boat and cross the river.
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  • But we were found on another
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  • village called Villanova.
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  • How that, we couldn't
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  • understand.
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  • So, a man was told by God to,
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  • "Wait for the boys that will be
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  • coming."
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  • He got it on his dream.
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  • Elderly man, thin, tall, with a
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  • white beard, amazing, with a
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  • grass hat on his head.
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  • And the man says, "Oh, I've been
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  • waiting for you.
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  • Let's go to my house."
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  • He took us in, that man.
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  • Oh, great, the story goes on,
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  • and the man is starting to tell
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  • us about Jesus, about God, he
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  • created the whole thing.
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  • Suddenly, I fell in trance.
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  • What was the trance?
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  • I was standing on the edge and
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  • there was hell.
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  • It was burning.
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  • I didn't know that was a hell,
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  • but I knew that was a fire.
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  • Then I started calling,
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  • "The fire, I'm on fire.
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  • Please help me!
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  • Please help me!"
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  • Mr. Lucas touch me on my
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  • shoulder and said, "As long as
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  • you breathe, you have a hope."
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  • I said, "What is my hope?"
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  • He said, "Your hope is
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  • to give your life to Jesus."
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  • I said, "By how?
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  • How can I give your life?"
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  • He said, "By prayer, and you
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  • have to mean and believe in your
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  • heart."
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  • And then I did it.
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  • I prayed, I said, "Please help
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  • me.
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  • I don't know what does prayer
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  • mean."
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  • So then Mr. Lucas prayed.
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  • I followed him when he prayed.
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  • I prayed, I prayed.
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  • And then after that prayer, I
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  • felt a tremendous peace that
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  • - Darren Wilson: Later,
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  • Surprise found out that his
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  • entire village had been ambushed
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  • and killed the night he fled.
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  • The voice of God literally saved
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  • his life, but his adventures
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  • with God had only just begun.
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  • And I was about to join in on
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  • yet another wild adventure with
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  • this guy.
  • 00:07:32.070 --> 00:07:33.250
  • So we prayed about where we
  • 00:07:33.250 --> 00:07:34.250
  • should go film, and the Lord
  • 00:07:34.250 --> 00:07:36.100
  • showed him a small village about
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  • 4 hours away that had never
  • 00:07:37.250 --> 00:07:39.160
  • heard the gospel before.
  • 00:07:39.160 --> 00:07:40.230
  • Our intentions
  • 00:07:40.230 --> 00:07:42.150
  • were pretty simple.
  • 00:07:42.150 --> 00:07:45.010
  • - Surprise: Well, tomorrow,
  • 00:07:45.010 --> 00:07:45.240
  • just we plan maybe to see
  • 00:07:45.240 --> 00:07:48.200
  • where the Holy Spirit
  • 00:07:48.200 --> 00:07:49.210
  • is gonna lead us.
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  • We'll go into this village.
  • 00:07:52.000 --> 00:07:53.170
  • We might just go house by house
  • 00:07:53.170 --> 00:07:55.130
  • to see who's gonna repent, who's
  • 00:07:55.130 --> 00:07:58.010
  • not gonna repent.
  • 00:07:58.070 --> 00:08:01.090
  • There's no prearranged order.
  • 00:08:01.090 --> 00:08:03.010
  • - Darren Wilson: Almost as soon
  • 00:08:31.060 --> 00:08:31.250
  • as we arrived, we met a woman
  • 00:08:31.250 --> 00:08:32.200
  • who said she would be willing
  • 00:08:32.200 --> 00:08:34.020
  • to help us.
  • 00:08:35.060 --> 00:08:38.060
  • - Surprise: So I asked her to
  • 00:08:38.060 --> 00:08:40.010
  • tell us where there is
  • 00:08:40.010 --> 00:08:40.280
  • sick people,
  • 00:08:40.280 --> 00:08:42.200
  • where we can go and pray
  • 00:08:42.200 --> 00:08:43.230
  • - Darren Wilson: Okay, so, in
  • 00:08:52.270 --> 00:08:54.030
  • this episode, we're looking at
  • 00:08:54.030 --> 00:08:55.040
  • the question of,
  • 00:08:55.040 --> 00:08:56.040
  • "Is joy a choice?"
  • 00:08:56.040 --> 00:08:58.250
  • And what the episode that we're,
  • 00:08:58.250 --> 00:09:01.070
  • or the footage that we're
  • 00:09:01.070 --> 00:09:03.020
  • looking at in here is the stuff
  • 00:09:03.020 --> 00:09:04.230
  • we shot for "Holy Ghost Reborn,"
  • 00:09:04.230 --> 00:09:06.070
  • which is with Surprise out in
  • 00:09:06.070 --> 00:09:08.000
  • Africa, who is--you and I both
  • 00:09:08.000 --> 00:09:10.280
  • know him very well, and he is,
  • 00:09:10.280 --> 00:09:12.120
  • without question, the most
  • 00:09:12.120 --> 00:09:13.250
  • joy-filled person I've ever met
  • 00:09:13.250 --> 00:09:15.200
  • in my entire life.
  • 00:09:15.200 --> 00:09:17.120
  • - Chad Norris: No doubt, I
  • 00:09:17.120 --> 00:09:18.050
  • thought it was fake at first.
  • 00:09:18.050 --> 00:09:19.010
  • I thought, "There's no way
  • 00:09:19.010 --> 00:09:19.290
  • someone's this happy.
  • 00:09:19.290 --> 00:09:20.290
  • - Darren Wilson: So, yeah, so
  • 00:09:20.290 --> 00:09:22.010
  • I'd love to start with you,
  • 00:09:22.010 --> 00:09:23.040
  • Chad, 'cause you know him better
  • 00:09:23.040 --> 00:09:24.030
  • than anybody.
  • 00:09:24.030 --> 00:09:25.020
  • Like, just start us off.
  • 00:09:25.020 --> 00:09:25.240
  • Give me a really good Surprise
  • 00:09:25.240 --> 00:09:27.060
  • story, 'cause he's abnormal
  • 00:09:27.060 --> 00:09:29.180
  • when it comes to the kingdom.
  • 00:09:31.040 --> 00:09:34.040
  • - Chad: Well, I love
  • 00:09:34.040 --> 00:09:35.210
  • carbohydrates, and so I was
  • 00:09:35.210 --> 00:09:38.020
  • making spaghetti.
  • 00:09:38.100 --> 00:09:41.100
  • No, seriously, I was making
  • 00:09:41.100 --> 00:09:42.060
  • spaghetti for my family 5 years
  • 00:09:42.060 --> 00:09:43.060
  • ago, and the Holy Spirit said,
  • 00:09:43.060 --> 00:09:44.270
  • "Turn on the television."
  • 00:09:44.270 --> 00:09:46.180
  • And I turn on the television,
  • 00:09:46.180 --> 00:09:47.080
  • and Sid Roth is interviewing
  • 00:09:47.080 --> 00:09:48.140
  • this tiny African man about
  • 00:09:48.240 --> 00:09:51.240
  • raisin' the dead.
  • 00:09:51.240 --> 00:09:53.100
  • And I said to the Father out
  • 00:09:53.100 --> 00:09:54.120
  • loud, "I don't wanna meet
  • 00:09:54.120 --> 00:09:55.150
  • someone like him.
  • 00:09:55.150 --> 00:09:56.130
  • I wanna meet that guy."
  • 00:09:56.130 --> 00:09:58.160
  • And about 9 months later, I had
  • 00:09:58.160 --> 00:10:00.090
  • forgotten about it, and we went
  • 00:10:00.090 --> 00:10:01.110
  • to South Africa, walked into
  • 00:10:01.110 --> 00:10:03.090
  • this tiny orphanage, and he's
  • 00:10:03.090 --> 00:10:04.140
  • standing there.
  • 00:10:04.140 --> 00:10:06.190
  • So we pray over each other, and
  • 00:10:06.190 --> 00:10:08.040
  • built a friendship, and so he
  • 00:10:08.240 --> 00:10:11.240
  • came to my house.
  • 00:10:11.240 --> 00:10:13.170
  • And when he's at my house,
  • 00:10:13.170 --> 00:10:15.120
  • there's a restroom right near
  • 00:10:15.120 --> 00:10:16.120
  • our master bedroom, and he was
  • 00:10:16.120 --> 00:10:17.220
  • stayin' in the guest bedroom,
  • 00:10:17.220 --> 00:10:18.280
  • and I thought he was on the
  • 00:10:18.280 --> 00:10:19.240
  • phone with his wife, Traphina.
  • 00:10:19.240 --> 00:10:21.200
  • And he's laughing in the
  • 00:10:21.200 --> 00:10:22.280
  • bathroom and having a full-bore
  • 00:10:22.280 --> 00:10:25.060
  • conversation with someone.
  • 00:10:25.060 --> 00:10:27.100
  • But I knew he didn't have a
  • 00:10:27.100 --> 00:10:28.040
  • cell phone, and I realized he's
  • 00:10:28.040 --> 00:10:29.050
  • talkin' to God the whole time.
  • 00:10:29.050 --> 00:10:31.020
  • And after he's talkin' to God,
  • 00:10:31.020 --> 00:10:31.290
  • he's just, "[laughing]," just
  • 00:10:31.290 --> 00:10:34.070
  • laughing all the time.
  • 00:10:34.070 --> 00:10:36.020
  • And so he takes a nap in the
  • 00:10:36.020 --> 00:10:37.030
  • guest bedroom in the afternoon,
  • 00:10:37.030 --> 00:10:38.020
  • comes downstairs, and as serious
  • 00:10:38.020 --> 00:10:39.210
  • as he can be, he said, "I went
  • 00:10:39.210 --> 00:10:40.220
  • into heaven during my dream and
  • 00:10:40.220 --> 00:10:42.100
  • the Father gave me something for
  • 00:10:42.100 --> 00:10:43.130
  • you."
  • 00:10:43.130 --> 00:10:44.280
  • And when Surprise says something
  • 00:10:44.280 --> 00:10:45.230
  • like that, you really, really
  • 00:10:45.230 --> 00:10:46.270
  • listen.
  • 00:10:46.270 --> 00:10:47.230
  • And the words that he gave over
  • 00:10:47.230 --> 00:10:48.190
  • me, they have all come to pass.
  • 00:10:48.190 --> 00:10:50.030
  • It really impacted my family.
  • 00:10:50.030 --> 00:10:51.160
  • So I started asking him
  • 00:10:51.160 --> 00:10:52.080
  • questions.
  • 00:10:52.080 --> 00:10:52.280
  • I said, "Just tell me some great
  • 00:10:52.280 --> 00:10:53.210
  • stories."
  • 00:10:53.210 --> 00:10:55.030
  • And the first time Surprise ever
  • 00:10:55.030 --> 00:10:56.090
  • raised someone from the dead, it
  • 00:10:56.090 --> 00:10:57.220
  • scared him as much as anyone.
  • 00:10:57.220 --> 00:11:00.030
  • All he did was put his finger in
  • 00:11:00.030 --> 00:11:01.140
  • a little 12-year-old girl's
  • 00:11:01.140 --> 00:11:02.270
  • hand, and she did like that, and
  • 00:11:02.270 --> 00:11:05.090
  • all the women that were crying
  • 00:11:05.090 --> 00:11:06.150
  • over the child ran out of the
  • 00:11:06.150 --> 00:11:07.250
  • room.
  • 00:11:07.250 --> 00:11:08.140
  • The girl sat up, and Surprise
  • 00:11:08.140 --> 00:11:09.170
  • said, "Would you like some
  • 00:11:09.170 --> 00:11:10.190
  • Co-Cola?"
  • 00:11:10.190 --> 00:11:12.180
  • And that's just who he is.
  • 00:11:12.180 --> 00:11:15.080
  • He carries an amount
  • 00:11:15.080 --> 00:11:16.140
  • of joy--it's the only time
  • 00:11:16.140 --> 00:11:17.230
  • I've ever been convicted
  • 00:11:17.230 --> 00:11:19.210
  • by another person in Christ for
  • 00:11:19.210 --> 00:11:20.280
  • the amount of joy they carry.
  • 00:11:20.280 --> 00:11:22.240
  • I was like, "Man, I need some
  • 00:11:22.240 --> 00:11:23.160
  • therapy in a hurry.
  • 00:11:23.160 --> 00:11:24.180
  • I need to get some help here."
  • 00:11:24.180 --> 00:11:26.050
  • It's that high a level of joy.
  • 00:11:26.050 --> 00:11:28.180
  • - Darren Wilson: So, is joy--?
  • 00:11:28.180 --> 00:11:29.210
  • Okay, so this is, I think, this
  • 00:11:29.210 --> 00:11:30.180
  • is what I really wanna get at.
  • 00:11:30.180 --> 00:11:31.160
  • Is joy and happiness the same
  • 00:11:31.160 --> 00:11:32.290
  • thing?
  • 00:11:32.290 --> 00:11:34.270
  • - Bryan Schwartz: I don't think
  • 00:11:34.270 --> 00:11:35.160
  • so.
  • 00:11:35.160 --> 00:11:36.230
  • I mean, to me, joy is, it's part
  • 00:11:37.290 --> 00:11:40.290
  • of our inheritance.
  • 00:11:40.290 --> 00:11:42.020
  • It's part of our makeup.
  • 00:11:42.020 --> 00:11:43.280
  • The fruit of the Spirit is joy,
  • 00:11:43.280 --> 00:11:45.290
  • part of it.
  • 00:11:45.290 --> 00:11:46.200
  • You know, part of the
  • 00:11:46.200 --> 00:11:47.070
  • manifestation of his presence in
  • 00:11:47.070 --> 00:11:49.130
  • our life is joy.
  • 00:11:49.130 --> 00:11:50.250
  • Happiness, to me, is
  • 00:11:50.250 --> 00:11:51.230
  • circumstantial.
  • 00:11:51.230 --> 00:11:53.120
  • I think happiness is based upon
  • 00:11:53.120 --> 00:11:54.230
  • circumstance, versus joy is
  • 00:11:54.230 --> 00:11:57.130
  • something that we can not only
  • 00:11:58.000 --> 00:12:01.020
  • manifest but, you know, the
  • 00:12:01.020 --> 00:12:03.160
  • question being, "Is joy a
  • 00:12:03.160 --> 00:12:05.040
  • choice?"
  • 00:12:05.040 --> 00:12:06.120
  • It is that opportunity.
  • 00:12:06.120 --> 00:12:08.040
  • Like, when I look at situations
  • 00:12:08.040 --> 00:12:10.040
  • that come up, they are usually
  • 00:12:10.040 --> 00:12:11.200
  • opportunities to manifest
  • 00:12:11.200 --> 00:12:13.010
  • something in that environment.
  • 00:12:13.010 --> 00:12:15.230
  • So, if there's heaviness and
  • 00:12:15.230 --> 00:12:16.290
  • depression, if I don't come in
  • 00:12:16.290 --> 00:12:18.270
  • there and actually choose to
  • 00:12:18.270 --> 00:12:20.280
  • tangibly demonstrate in darkness
  • 00:12:20.280 --> 00:12:23.270
  • joy is an option--you know what
  • 00:12:24.050 --> 00:12:27.050
  • I mean?
  • 00:12:27.050 --> 00:12:28.070
  • But happiness is, at least for
  • 00:12:28.070 --> 00:12:30.150
  • me, like, when we had our first
  • 00:12:30.150 --> 00:12:33.010
  • child, I was super happy, you
  • 00:12:33.250 --> 00:12:36.250
  • know?
  • 00:12:36.250 --> 00:12:38.230
  • But when that same child was
  • 00:12:38.230 --> 00:12:40.130
  • waking up every 2 hours, I
  • 00:12:40.130 --> 00:12:42.290
  • wasn't very happy.
  • 00:12:42.290 --> 00:12:45.030
  • But I could still make the
  • 00:12:45.030 --> 00:12:46.040
  • choice of joy when they were
  • 00:12:46.040 --> 00:12:48.150
  • waking up.
  • 00:12:48.150 --> 00:12:50.030
  • You see, for me,
  • 00:12:50.030 --> 00:12:51.070
  • that's the difference.
  • 00:12:51.070 --> 00:12:52.040
  • - Darren Wilson: After praying
  • 00:12:55.260 --> 00:12:56.170
  • for a few people, we were led to
  • 00:12:56.170 --> 00:12:57.220
  • the local witch doctor's house.
  • 00:12:57.220 --> 00:12:59.110
  • You know, average day kind of
  • 00:12:59.110 --> 00:13:01.200
  • stuff.
  • 00:13:01.200 --> 00:13:03.040
  • Well, maybe not for me,
  • 00:13:03.040 --> 00:13:03.260
  • - Surprise:
  • 00:13:07.260 --> 00:13:08.220
  • [speaking in foreign language]
  • 00:13:19.210 --> 00:13:22.210
  • - female:
  • 00:13:22.210 --> 00:13:23.060
  • [speaking in foreign language]
  • 00:13:27.060 --> 00:13:30.060
  • - Surprise:
  • 00:13:30.060 --> 00:13:30.210
  • - female:
  • 00:13:36.210 --> 00:13:37.060
  • [speaking in foreign language]
  • 00:13:37.060 --> 00:13:38.260
  • - Surprise:
  • 00:13:38.260 --> 00:13:39.110
  • [speaking in foreign language]
  • 00:13:39.110 --> 00:13:40.010
  • - female:
  • 00:13:40.010 --> 00:13:40.160
  • - Surprise:
  • 00:13:45.010 --> 00:13:45.200
  • In the name of Jesus,
  • 00:14:14.180 --> 00:14:17.180
  • break every pain,
  • 00:14:18.010 --> 00:14:21.010
  • any dysfunction,
  • 00:14:21.010 --> 00:14:23.070
  • in the name of Jesus.
  • 00:14:23.070 --> 00:14:25.270
  • [speaking in foreign language]
  • 00:14:36.280 --> 00:14:39.280
  • Thank you, Jesus.
  • 00:14:39.280 --> 00:14:41.100
  • Thank you, Jesus.
  • 00:14:41.100 --> 00:14:43.080
  • Thank you, Jesus.
  • 00:14:43.080 --> 00:14:44.050
  • Thank you, Jesus.
  • 00:14:44.050 --> 00:14:45.010
  • Thank you, Jesus.
  • 00:14:45.010 --> 00:14:47.020
  • [speaking in foreign language]
  • 00:15:56.160 --> 00:15:59.160
  • Hallelujah.
  • 00:15:59.160 --> 00:16:01.080
  • [speaking in foreign language]
  • 00:16:05.040 --> 00:16:08.040
  • Thank you, Jesus.
  • 00:16:08.040 --> 00:16:08.240
  • Thank you, Jesus.
  • 00:16:08.240 --> 00:16:10.150
  • Thank you, Jesus.
  • 00:16:10.150 --> 00:16:11.140
  • Thank you, Jesus.
  • 00:16:11.140 --> 00:16:13.030
  • Thank you, Jesus.
  • 00:16:13.030 --> 00:16:13.260
  • Thank you, Jesus.
  • 00:16:13.260 --> 00:16:16.000
  • Thank you, Jesus.
  • 00:16:16.000 --> 00:16:16.230
  • Thank you, Jesus.
  • 00:16:16.230 --> 00:16:17.200
  • Thank you, Jesus.
  • 00:16:17.200 --> 00:16:19.020
  • Thank you, Jesus.
  • 00:16:19.020 --> 00:16:19.200
  • Thank you, Jesus.
  • 00:16:19.200 --> 00:16:20.120
  • Thank you, Jesus.
  • 00:16:20.120 --> 00:16:21.250
  • [speaking in foreign language]
  • 00:16:21.250 --> 00:16:23.260
  • Thank you, Jesus.
  • 00:16:23.260 --> 00:16:25.020
  • [speaking in foreign language]
  • 00:16:44.100 --> 00:16:47.100
  • - male:
  • 00:16:47.100 --> 00:16:47.270
  • [speaking in foreign language]
  • 00:16:52.290 --> 00:16:55.290
  • - Surprise:
  • 00:16:55.290 --> 00:16:57.230
  • [speaking in foreign language]
  • 00:16:59.100 --> 00:17:02.120
  • - female:
  • 00:17:02.120 --> 00:17:03.160
  • - Surprise:
  • 00:17:15.080 --> 00:17:16.060
  • - female:
  • 00:17:24.110 --> 00:17:25.090
  • Thank you, Jesus.
  • 00:17:29.100 --> 00:17:30.010
  • Thank you, Jesus.
  • 00:17:30.010 --> 00:17:31.130
  • Thank you, Jesus.
  • 00:17:31.130 --> 00:17:32.230
  • And she said, "I can see also."
  • 00:17:32.230 --> 00:17:34.130
  • Thank you, Jesus.
  • 00:17:34.130 --> 00:17:35.190
  • Thank you, Jesus.
  • 00:17:35.190 --> 00:17:36.150
  • Thank you, Jesus.
  • 00:17:36.150 --> 00:17:38.040
  • And she said, "I feel so much
  • 00:17:38.040 --> 00:17:39.250
  • stronger--never done that."
  • 00:17:39.250 --> 00:17:42.130
  • Yes, "Even my eyes,
  • 00:17:42.130 --> 00:17:44.150
  • - Darren Wilson: So, this lady
  • 00:17:47.030 --> 00:17:47.270
  • feels new strength, and her
  • 00:17:47.270 --> 00:17:48.230
  • blind eyes were opened.
  • 00:17:48.230 --> 00:17:50.050
  • But you're probably wondering
  • 00:17:50.050 --> 00:17:51.000
  • the same thing I was.
  • 00:17:51.000 --> 00:17:52.250
  • Why isn't she freaking out?
  • 00:17:52.250 --> 00:17:55.080
  • Later, Surprise, whose parents
  • 00:17:55.080 --> 00:17:56.250
  • were both witch doctors
  • 00:17:56.250 --> 00:17:58.130
  • explained the reason.
  • 00:17:58.130 --> 00:17:59.290
  • - Darren Wilson: Why don't
  • 00:17:59.290 --> 00:18:00.180
  • people react more when they're,
  • 00:18:00.180 --> 00:18:02.110
  • like, healed and stuff
  • 00:18:02.110 --> 00:18:03.160
  • around here?
  • 00:18:03.160 --> 00:18:04.140
  • - Surprise: Most of them, like,
  • 00:18:04.140 --> 00:18:05.070
  • for instance, I remember when I
  • 00:18:05.070 --> 00:18:06.180
  • was a child, my mother has been
  • 00:18:06.180 --> 00:18:08.280
  • a witch doctor, always was
  • 00:18:08.280 --> 00:18:11.050
  • training me not to laugh.
  • 00:18:11.210 --> 00:18:14.210
  • When I laughed a little bit,
  • 00:18:14.210 --> 00:18:16.100
  • hee-hee, she said, "No, no, no,
  • 00:18:16.100 --> 00:18:17.090
  • don't laugh, don't laugh."
  • 00:18:17.090 --> 00:18:18.140
  • I said, "Why?"
  • 00:18:18.140 --> 00:18:20.060
  • She said, "When you laugh today,
  • 00:18:20.060 --> 00:18:21.280
  • tomorrow you're gonna cry.
  • 00:18:21.280 --> 00:18:23.120
  • Hold your emotions."
  • 00:18:23.120 --> 00:18:25.040
  • So that's why there's, in rural,
  • 00:18:25.040 --> 00:18:27.030
  • remote, especially the witch
  • 00:18:27.030 --> 00:18:28.210
  • doctors, they don't want to show
  • 00:18:28.210 --> 00:18:30.230
  • their excitement today.
  • 00:18:30.230 --> 00:18:32.260
  • They're worried that tomorrow
  • 00:18:32.260 --> 00:18:34.010
  • they're gonna cry.
  • 00:18:34.010 --> 00:18:35.190
  • So they stay in the same level,
  • 00:18:35.190 --> 00:18:37.240
  • the same mood.
  • 00:18:37.240 --> 00:18:39.080
  • That is what is happening.
  • 00:18:39.080 --> 00:18:41.040
  • But now I came to Christ,
  • 00:18:41.040 --> 00:18:42.140
  • I laugh more because
  • 00:18:42.140 --> 00:18:43.150
  • tomorrow I don't care.
  • 00:18:43.150 --> 00:18:44.280
  • Tomorrow belongs to the Lord.
  • 00:18:44.280 --> 00:18:46.280
  • - Surprise:
  • 00:18:46.280 --> 00:18:47.230
  • [speaking in foreign language]
  • 00:18:52.150 --> 00:18:55.150
  • - female:
  • 00:18:55.150 --> 00:18:56.100
  • [speaking in foreign language]
  • 00:18:59.220 --> 00:19:02.240
  • - Surprise:
  • 00:19:02.240 --> 00:19:03.090
  • [speaking in foreign language]
  • 00:19:04.280 --> 00:19:07.280
  • - female:
  • 00:19:07.280 --> 00:19:08.190
  • [speaking in foreign language]
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  • - Surprise:
  • 00:19:42.030 --> 00:19:42.180
  • [speaking in foreign language]
  • 00:19:42.180 --> 00:19:44.220
  • - female:
  • 00:19:44.220 --> 00:19:45.150
  • [speaking in foreign language]
  • 00:19:48.220 --> 00:19:51.220
  • - Surprise:
  • 00:19:51.220 --> 00:19:52.070
  • [speaking in foreign language]
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  • - female:
  • 00:19:53.280 --> 00:19:54.130
  • - female:
  • 00:20:51.160 --> 00:20:52.010
  • [speaking in foreign language]
  • 00:20:56.190 --> 00:20:59.190
  • - Surprise:
  • 00:20:59.190 --> 00:21:00.060
  • - female:
  • 00:21:05.240 --> 00:21:06.200
  • [speaking in foreign language]
  • 00:21:06.200 --> 00:21:09.120
  • - Surprise:
  • 00:21:09.120 --> 00:21:10.020
  • - female:
  • 00:21:14.220 --> 00:21:15.170
  • - Surprise:
  • 00:21:36.160 --> 00:21:37.210
  • - female:
  • 00:21:49.260 --> 00:21:50.210
  • [speaking in foreign language]
  • 00:21:50.210 --> 00:21:51.170
  • - Surprise:
  • 00:21:51.170 --> 00:21:52.170
  • - female:
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  • - Darren Wilson: There's three
  • 00:22:16.210 --> 00:22:17.100
  • currencies of heaven, right?
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  • There's faith, hope,
  • 00:22:18.110 --> 00:22:19.130
  • and there's love.
  • 00:22:19.130 --> 00:22:20.150
  • And, you know, Scripture talks
  • 00:22:20.150 --> 00:22:21.160
  • about, like, "These three will
  • 00:22:21.160 --> 00:22:22.210
  • remain, faith, hope, and love."
  • 00:22:22.210 --> 00:22:25.190
  • And so, obviously, like, hope,
  • 00:22:25.190 --> 00:22:27.250
  • which is what I'm hearing,
  • 00:22:27.250 --> 00:22:29.220
  • hope, like, the joy springs,
  • 00:22:29.220 --> 00:22:31.090
  • in large part, from the hope
  • 00:22:31.090 --> 00:22:32.240
  • of the promise.
  • 00:22:32.240 --> 00:22:35.210
  • It's interesting to me, though,
  • 00:22:35.210 --> 00:22:36.270
  • that, "These three remain."
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  • Like, why do we--?
  • 00:22:38.010 --> 00:22:39.000
  • And my dad has brought this up
  • 00:22:39.000 --> 00:22:39.250
  • in the past.
  • 00:22:39.250 --> 00:22:40.230
  • Like, why are we gonna need
  • 00:22:40.230 --> 00:22:41.210
  • hope in heaven?
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  • You know what I mean?
  • 00:22:44.230 --> 00:22:45.290
  • Like, if these three, forever
  • 00:22:45.290 --> 00:22:47.090
  • and ever, faith, hope, and love.
  • 00:22:47.090 --> 00:22:49.070
  • I get the--why do we need faith
  • 00:22:49.070 --> 00:22:50.210
  • in heaven, for that matter?
  • 00:22:50.210 --> 00:22:51.280
  • You know, won't we have it all
  • 00:22:51.280 --> 00:22:53.030
  • figured out?
  • 00:22:53.030 --> 00:22:54.050
  • But, like, obviously, hope is a,
  • 00:22:54.050 --> 00:22:56.170
  • for whatever, the mystery
  • 00:22:56.170 --> 00:22:58.020
  • of hope, the mysterious part
  • 00:22:58.020 --> 00:22:59.210
  • that we don't understand,
  • 00:22:59.210 --> 00:23:01.040
  • it's a really big deal to God.
  • 00:23:01.040 --> 00:23:03.170
  • You know what I mean?
  • 00:23:03.170 --> 00:23:04.250
  • And I just wonder if because
  • 00:23:04.250 --> 00:23:05.250
  • faith is born out of hope,
  • 00:23:05.250 --> 00:23:08.170
  • I don't know.
  • 00:23:08.170 --> 00:23:09.110
  • I'm just kind of throwing--
  • 00:23:09.110 --> 00:23:10.250
  • you know me.
  • 00:23:10.250 --> 00:23:12.030
  • I don't quite understand this.
  • 00:23:12.030 --> 00:23:13.040
  • I'm still just trying to wrap my
  • 00:23:13.040 --> 00:23:14.030
  • mind around just, again,
  • 00:23:14.030 --> 00:23:15.260
  • how do find your joy
  • 00:23:15.260 --> 00:23:17.270
  • in the midst of sadness.
  • 00:23:17.270 --> 00:23:20.140
  • And what I'm hearing you guys
  • 00:23:20.140 --> 00:23:21.170
  • say is it's found in the hope,
  • 00:23:21.170 --> 00:23:23.220
  • in some sense, right?
  • 00:23:23.220 --> 00:23:25.100
  • - Bryan: Well, hope is
  • 00:23:25.100 --> 00:23:26.050
  • future oriented.
  • 00:23:26.050 --> 00:23:27.010
  • Faith is present oriented.
  • 00:23:27.010 --> 00:23:29.060
  • So, the Bible says, you know,
  • 00:23:29.060 --> 00:23:30.240
  • what faith is, is,
  • 00:23:30.240 --> 00:23:32.010
  • "The assurance of things right
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  • now of what you're hoping for."
  • 00:23:33.260 --> 00:23:36.260
  • And I agree with you.
  • 00:23:36.260 --> 00:23:38.090
  • When the enemy's dinged my hope,
  • 00:23:38.090 --> 00:23:40.100
  • it's ripped off my faith.
  • 00:23:40.100 --> 00:23:42.220
  • So when you take away
  • 00:23:42.220 --> 00:23:43.250
  • a man's hope,
  • 00:23:43.250 --> 00:23:45.060
  • there's no present assurance.
  • 00:23:45.060 --> 00:23:47.240
  • - Darren Davis: Yeah, and then
  • 00:23:47.240 --> 00:23:48.190
  • we feel like maybe God's absent.
  • 00:23:48.190 --> 00:23:50.150
  • 'Cause this is the thing.
  • 00:23:50.150 --> 00:23:51.220
  • I was even just sayin'
  • 00:23:51.220 --> 00:23:52.270
  • to the body the other day.
  • 00:23:52.270 --> 00:23:54.160
  • I was like, "Listen, the
  • 00:23:54.160 --> 00:23:55.240
  • psalmist says clearly, 'Hey,
  • 00:23:55.240 --> 00:23:57.040
  • when I ascend to the heights
  • 00:23:57.040 --> 00:23:58.110
  • of the heavens, he is there.'"
  • 00:23:58.110 --> 00:23:59.230
  • But he also says,
  • 00:23:59.230 --> 00:24:00.240
  • "When I'm in the depths of hell,
  • 00:24:00.240 --> 00:24:01.250
  • he is there."
  • 00:24:01.250 --> 00:24:02.230
  • Now, we think, in the depths of
  • 00:24:02.230 --> 00:24:03.210
  • hell, that God is not with us,
  • 00:24:03.210 --> 00:24:05.210
  • right?
  • 00:24:05.210 --> 00:24:06.220
  • So that environment of love,
  • 00:24:06.220 --> 00:24:07.180
  • which is the essence of God,
  • 00:24:07.180 --> 00:24:10.160
  • it's in the midst of hope bein'
  • 00:24:10.160 --> 00:24:12.210
  • ripped out, faith, you know,
  • 00:24:12.210 --> 00:24:14.200
  • bein' torn from us, that we feel
  • 00:24:14.200 --> 00:24:16.050
  • now that the environment
  • 00:24:16.050 --> 00:24:17.140
  • of love is gone.
  • 00:24:17.140 --> 00:24:18.120
  • And it's really not the case.
  • 00:24:18.120 --> 00:24:19.080
  • Love is there.
  • 00:24:19.080 --> 00:24:20.070
  • It's always there.
  • 00:24:20.070 --> 00:24:21.110
  • It's always with us.
  • 00:24:21.110 --> 00:24:22.120
  • So, I think that's why that's
  • 00:24:22.120 --> 00:24:23.140
  • the greatest.
  • 00:24:23.140 --> 00:24:24.100
  • And we have to remind the
  • 00:24:24.100 --> 00:24:25.090
  • church.
  • 00:24:25.090 --> 00:24:26.040
  • We live in this world of comfort
  • 00:24:26.040 --> 00:24:27.090
  • and, you know, everything, you
  • 00:24:27.090 --> 00:24:28.220
  • know, kinda put together
  • 00:24:28.220 --> 00:24:30.270
  • perfectly, no challenges.
  • 00:24:30.270 --> 00:24:31.290
  • And then, when, man, somethin'
  • 00:24:31.290 --> 00:24:33.090
  • hits us, we don't know how to
  • 00:24:33.090 --> 00:24:35.010
  • - Darren Wilson: While the
  • 00:24:37.020 --> 00:24:37.230
  • grandmother waffled, her
  • 00:24:37.230 --> 00:24:38.250
  • grandson, who is the village
  • 00:24:38.250 --> 00:24:39.280
  • with doctor in training, watched
  • 00:24:39.280 --> 00:24:41.200
  • everything that was happening.
  • 00:24:41.200 --> 00:24:42.240
  • And based on what he saw, made
  • 00:24:42.240 --> 00:24:45.030
  • - male:
  • 00:24:54.040 --> 00:24:55.050
  • - male:
  • 00:25:03.110 --> 00:25:04.050
  • - male:
  • 00:25:19.230 --> 00:25:20.100
  • [music]
  • 00:25:27.230 --> 00:25:30.230
  • - Surprise: Father,
  • 00:25:44.150 --> 00:25:45.010
  • in the name of Jesus.
  • 00:25:46.100 --> 00:25:49.100
  • Father, in the name of Jesus.
  • 00:25:49.100 --> 00:25:51.030
  • - Surprise:
  • 00:26:20.030 --> 00:26:21.110
  • [music]
  • 00:26:35.280 --> 00:26:38.040
  • - Surprise:
  • 00:26:38.040 --> 00:26:38.220
  • [music]
  • 00:27:06.160 --> 00:27:09.160
  • - Surprise:
  • 00:27:09.160 --> 00:27:10.010
  • - Darren Wilson: This was about
  • 00:27:25.050 --> 00:27:25.270
  • more than meeting an aging
  • 00:27:25.270 --> 00:27:26.290
  • witch doctor.
  • 00:27:26.290 --> 00:27:28.080
  • God had a plan all along to
  • 00:27:28.080 --> 00:27:29.120
  • break the hold of witchcraft off
  • 00:27:29.120 --> 00:27:31.210
  • this entire village, but he
  • 00:27:31.210 --> 00:27:33.230
  • didn't do that through the witch
  • 00:27:33.230 --> 00:27:35.050
  • doctor herself, but instead,
  • 00:27:35.050 --> 00:27:37.090
  • through her grandson, who is now
  • 00:27:37.090 --> 00:27:39.220
  • receiving training and counsel
  • 00:27:39.220 --> 00:27:41.170
  • to become the first pastor of
  • 00:27:41.170 --> 00:27:43.000
  • the first church this village
  • 00:27:43.000 --> 00:27:44.210
  • - Surprise: The personality
  • 00:27:48.040 --> 00:27:48.220
  • that I find of the Holy Spirit
  • 00:27:48.220 --> 00:27:51.010
  • is that he likes to dwell in the
  • 00:27:51.010 --> 00:27:53.100
  • places where there is the most
  • 00:27:53.100 --> 00:27:55.190
  • joy, joy and joy and joy.
  • 00:27:55.190 --> 00:27:58.110
  • And he loves to lead the people
  • 00:27:58.160 --> 00:28:01.180
  • like the river.
  • 00:28:01.180 --> 00:28:03.170
  • And it is very hard to control
  • 00:28:03.170 --> 00:28:05.060
  • the river, but it's easy to flow
  • 00:28:05.060 --> 00:28:07.010
  • with the river.
  • 00:28:07.010 --> 00:28:08.290
  • [laughing] You can't control
  • 00:28:09.090 --> 00:28:12.090
  • the river and say,
  • 00:28:12.090 --> 00:28:13.060
  • "Today, you go that way,"
  • 00:28:13.060 --> 00:28:14.170
  • because no longer flowing from
  • 00:28:14.170 --> 00:28:15.280
  • this side.
  • 00:28:15.280 --> 00:28:17.090
  • No, you can't control that.
  • 00:28:17.090 --> 00:28:19.010
  • Apparently, I've never find the
  • 00:28:19.010 --> 00:28:20.230
  • people controlling the river,
  • 00:28:20.230 --> 00:28:23.100
  • but the river's just natural,
  • 00:28:23.100 --> 00:28:25.060
  • flowing in the direction
  • 00:28:25.060 --> 00:28:26.190
  • that it wants.
  • 00:28:26.190 --> 00:28:28.060
  • And if you are flowing with the
  • 00:28:28.060 --> 00:28:29.090
  • Holy Spirit, you're gonna see
  • 00:28:29.090 --> 00:28:30.160
  • amazing stuff in life.
  • 00:28:30.160 --> 00:28:32.260
  • You flow with the grace,
  • 00:28:32.260 --> 00:28:34.280
  • and you burn for Jesus.
  • 00:28:34.280 --> 00:28:37.190
  • - Darren Wilson: Galatians 5:22
  • 00:28:41.270 --> 00:28:43.070
  • states that joy is one of
  • 00:28:43.070 --> 00:28:44.140
  • the fruits of the Spirit, which
  • 00:28:44.140 --> 00:28:46.040
  • means that those who have God's
  • 00:28:46.040 --> 00:28:47.150
  • Spirit living inside them should
  • 00:28:47.150 --> 00:28:49.090
  • be exhibiting this trait, along
  • 00:28:49.090 --> 00:28:51.210
  • with love, patience, peace,
  • 00:28:51.210 --> 00:28:53.200
  • kindness, faithfulness,
  • 00:28:53.200 --> 00:28:55.000
  • gentleness, and self-control.
  • 00:28:55.000 --> 00:28:57.000
  • So, is it a choice?
  • 00:28:57.000 --> 00:28:58.270
  • Well, it's definitely a fruit.
  • 00:28:58.270 --> 00:29:00.150
  • And if I've learned one thing
  • 00:29:00.150 --> 00:29:01.100
  • over the years, it's that God
  • 00:29:01.100 --> 00:29:02.230
  • always gives us a choice
  • 00:29:02.230 --> 00:29:04.210
  • to either choose his Spirit
  • 00:29:04.210 --> 00:29:06.040
  • or our own.
  • 00:29:06.040 --> 00:29:07.240
  • Not seeing much joy
  • 00:29:07.240 --> 00:29:08.290
  • or any other fruit of the Spirit
  • 00:29:08.290 --> 00:29:10.100
  • in your life?
  • 00:29:10.100 --> 00:29:11.180
  • Maybe you're simply choosing
  • 00:29:11.180 --> 00:29:12.180
  • to serve the wrong spirit,
  • 00:29:12.180 --> 00:29:14.270