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June 23, 2019
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Daniel Kolenda

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Cultivating Intimacy with God

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  • by the friends and partners of Christ for all Nations.
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  • (MUSIC STARTS) Coming up on Christ for all Nations...
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  • SPES NTIRINIGA'S TRANSLATOR- After loosing hearing, my family
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  • took me to a witch doctor because they thought I had been
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  • cursed. The witch doctors performed all kinds of rituals.
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  • When I came to the crusade I could still scarcely hear
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  • anything but when the worshippers on stage began to
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  • play music, I noticed that I could clearly hear the
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  • drums and that's when I realized I could hear again.
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  • (Music)
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  • REINHARD BONNKE- He has come to break every chain and to unlock every prison door.
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  • DANIEL- He turns darkness into light.
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  • He turns sin into salvation. He turns bondage into freedom.
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  • And He changes us from the inside out.
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  • (Music)
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  • DANIEL- Hello everybody, this is Evangelist Daniel Kolenda and
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  • once again it's a joy to come and to be able to minister to
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  • you today, to be able to pray with you. And I know that the
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  • Lord is going to speak to you in a very special way.
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  • A little bit later on in the broadcast, I'm going to be
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  • bringing one of my very close friends on to the show, and
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  • we're going to be talking about experiencing God,
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  • especially in prayer, the devotional life, the inner
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  • life. It's something that people ask me questions about
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  • all the time as I travel around the world. And I
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  • believe that today the Holy Spirit is going to give you
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  • keys to unlocking your own intimacy with Christ in much
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  • greater dimensions. And then at the end of the program,
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  • I'm going to be taking your prayer requests and right here
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  • in the studio we're going to be lifting those prayer requests
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  • up before the Lord. And I believe that right where you
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  • are in your living room, in your bedroom, wherever you're
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  • watching this broadcast that the power of the living God is
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  • gonna come to you and touch you.
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  • And so I want to encourage you right now to use that contact
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  • information that's there on your screen, get in touch with
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  • us, and let us know how we can agree with you in prayer. And
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  • as you're doing that, I want to share with you a testimony
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  • of somebody who experienced a real life miracle, a
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  • demonstration of the power of God in one of our gospel
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  • crusades in the city of Bujumbura in Burundi.
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  • Have a look at this.
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  • (Music)
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  • SPES NTIRINIGA'S TRANSLATOR- In 1993, I contracted malaria.
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  • I was very sick and when I went to the well to get water,
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  • I passed out. When I woke up my hearing was mostly gone.
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  • After losing my hearing, my family took me to a witch
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  • doctor because they thought I had been cursed. The witch
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  • doctors would perform all kinds of rituals to find out
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  • why I had lost my hearing. Some even involved cutting me.
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  • At this point, I began to hear voices in my head. My family
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  • took me to a psychiatrist because they thought I was
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  • mentally ill. But the voices only started when they began
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  • taking me to witch doctors.
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  • I was put on many different medications. Some were
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  • for sleep and some were psychiatric medicines to get
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  • rid of the voices in my head.
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  • For many years I had to take these medications and
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  • communicate through sign language and lip reading. I
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  • continued going to the witch doctors for many years and
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  • taking the medications. And nothing worked, so my family
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  • decided to try taking me to church for prayer.
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  • (Music)
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  • When I came to the crusade, I could still scarcely hear
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  • anything. Everything sounded very quiet and distant.
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  • I could still hear the voices in my head, but when the
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  • worshippers on stage began to sing and play music, I noticed
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  • that I could clearly hear the drums. Then I noticed that I
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  • could hear all the instruments clearly. And as time went on,
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  • I began to hear the voices of the people around me as well.
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  • And that's when I realized that I could hear again, and
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  • that the voices in my head were gone. So I decided to
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  • come to the front and testify about what God had just done for me.
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  • TRANSLATOR FOR SPES-
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  • DANIEL- So Jesus has opened your ears, healed your
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  • TRANSLATOR FOR SPES-
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  • DANIEL- For sixteen years.
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  • TRANSLATOR FOR SPES-
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  • DANIEL- And now you can hear.
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  • TRANSLATOR FOR SPES-
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  • DANIEL- Say thank you Jesus.
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  • TRANSLATOR FOR SPES-
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  • SPES-
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  • TRANSLATOR FOR SPES-
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  • DANIEL- Lord, I thank you for touching this sister.
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  • I bless you in Jesus's name.
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  • SPES NTIRINIGA'S TRANSLATOR- If God were standing in front
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  • of me right now, I would praise him. I want the whole world
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  • to know that I am healed.
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  • (Music)
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  • DANIEL- Isn't that such a beautiful story? You know,
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  • I've heard it many times but even now as I'm watching it my
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  • heart is just stirring and I'm rejoicing and thanking the
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  • Lord for his goodness. You know, you see a story like
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  • that and you think you know what's happening, but there's
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  • so much that happens behind the scenes. In fact, in
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  • this very story one of the things that, that, that young
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  • lady didn't share on the testimony is the way that she
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  • went deaf. Her family was actually fleeing from rebel
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  • soldiers and a landmine exploded very close to her.
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  • People were killed. And it caused her to go deaf. And Jesus
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  • healed her of that deafness from when she was a child.
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  • What an amazing story.
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  • And you know the reality is, my friends, that whenever you
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  • look out at one of these huge crowds like you've seen so
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  • many times on this program, you see a mass of humanity.
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  • Sometimes it looks like an ocean stretching to the
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  • horizon. And when you take it in all as one big picture,
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  • what you often forget is that every single one of those
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  • people is an individual soul for whom Jesus died and
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  • someone who he loves more than all of the money in the world
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  • and all of the wealth in the world. That person is so
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  • precious to him. The ministry of Christ for all Nations is
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  • going to the nations, month after month, year after year.
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  • We don't do very many different things. We don't
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  • have schools. We don't have hospitals. There are a lot
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  • of things that many other ministries do much better than
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  • us. But there's one thing that we do consistently and
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  • faithfully, as we have done it for the last forty years, and
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  • that is that we preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ under
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  • the power of God with signs and wonders following. And
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  • millions have come into the kingdom of God as a result.
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  • We've seen since 1987, more than 73 million people who
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  • have filled out decision cards and they have been ushered
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  • into local churches to be discipled through the ministry
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  • of Christ for all Nations. And those of you who are a part
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  • of this ministry, who, who participate in this through
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  • your prayers and through your finances, I believe that one
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  • day when you stand before the throne of God, you are going
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  • to have a share in every single soul and every single
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  • result because we are co-laborers in this harvest
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  • for Christ's sake, Amen. And I just want to speak to those of
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  • you who may be watching now and your heart is stirred as
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  • you realize what God is doing, and you want to be a part of it.
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  • My friend, there is a way.
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  • We have, we have a community of believers that we call our
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  • One Soul community. They are a group of Christians who have
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  • committed and covenanted to support the ministry on a
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  • deeper level. We call them partners because every month
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  • through their prayers, through their finances, they're
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  • supporting this ministry and allowing us to go and do what
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  • the Lord has called us to do. And I believe we are a family.
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  • I believe we are a community.
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  • And I want to ask you today if you feel your heart stirring,
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  • to be a part of this great end time harvest. I want to invite
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  • you to become a One Soul sponsor. And when you do that
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  • today, I'm gonna send you our CD, Africa Sings, which is
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  • live praise and worship music from our African crusades.
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  • Honestly, you've never heard worship like this before.
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  • But I want to do something very special. I'm going to
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  • take each and every one of these that I send to you
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  • and I'm gonna personalize a message just for you.
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  • Here's how you can become a part.
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  • ANNOUNCER- Let today be your day to take life to the next
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  • level by partnering with a genuine soul-winning ministry as a monthly ministry partner.
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  • Go online and click the Partner button (click).
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  • As a partner(click) your prayers and faithful monthly support
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  • is something we can count on to help us budget responsibly,
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  • plan fearlessly, and work tirelessly (click) in the mission of soul winning.
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  • And together we share in all the blessings of ministry
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  • partnership that God promises in His Word.
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  • Become a monthly ministry partner with us today.
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  • (Music)
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  • DANIEL- So once again, thank you so much to all of those of
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  • you who are standing with us, shoulder to shoulder in the
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  • harvest of souls. You are doing something of eternal
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  • significance and I want to say thank you to you for that.
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  • Now I have something that I've been looking forward
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  • to sharing with you for quite a long time. There is a
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  • very close friend of mine by the name of Eric Gilmour. He
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  • is a man who has an amazing, insatiable hunger for the
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  • presence of the Lord. He's, he's one man that I know among
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  • many who is always after the face of Jesus. He spends time
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  • in the presence of the Lord.
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  • He has extraordinary experiences and encounters
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  • with the Lord in the secret place. And I asked him to come
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  • on the show and I just wanted to ask him some questions
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  • about his prayer life and about the secret place, to
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  • help us to get some keys to knowing the Lord more
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  • intimately and I think you're gonna be blessed by this.
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  • Here is my conversation with Eric Gilmour.
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  • Hello everybody, this is Daniel Kolenda. I'm here with
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  • Eric Gilmour and I'm really excited about this taping
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  • today. We're gonna be talking about some things that I know
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  • are gonna be a great blessing to your life because they've
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  • been a blessing to my life.
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  • Let me just tell you a little bit why, about why
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  • what we're doing what we're gonna do today. You know, I,
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  • some Christians, it seems like they never want to be
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  • challenged in their faith. I'm not one of those people.
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  • I, I want to be challenged in my walk with Jesus. I don't just
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  • want to go to church, and go to a service, or to hear
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  • someone speak that makes me feel good about myself. I want
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  • someone who's gonna challenge me to go deeper in Jesus. I'm
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  • gonna, I want somebody who's gonna challenge me to live my
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  • life for Him more and is gonna teach me how to tap into
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  • the deeper things of God.
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  • ERIC- Yes
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  • DANIEL- And I think as believers that should always
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  • be our desire, to grow, to learn, to go deeper in the
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  • things of God. And you know, one of the areas that I think
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  • many believers struggle with is the area of that personal
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  • relationship with, with Jesus.
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  • Of course, we all go to church. We all go to worship
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  • services. But sometimes those things become substitutes for
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  • our own personal relationship with God. And people always
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  • ask me these questions about intimacy with the Lord, about
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  • prayer, about experience the, experiencing the presence of
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  • God. And I put on my Facebook, this was a few months ago now,
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  • I put on there a post that said, if you have any
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  • questions about prayer, about your devotional life, the
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  • inner life, post those questions and I want to answer
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  • them. And it was one of the most interacted with posts
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  • that I'd ever put up.
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  • Hundreds, and hundreds, and hundreds of questions came
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  • flooding in. And I could see that this is obviously a
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  • question that's really profound on the hearts of
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  • believers. And so I sat down with a couple very close
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  • friends of mine, Eric being one of them, and we decided to
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  • put together a book that would help people to be able to dive
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  • deeper into their, into their inner walk with the Lord.
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  • But, What I wanted to do is I wanted to bring Eric on to
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  • this, into the studio today, onto the set and to ask him
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  • some of these questions in front of you. And let me tell
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  • you why. Eric Gilmour is, has been a friend of mine for a
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  • long time. We went to college together, and what has it
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  • been ten years, at least?
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  • ERIC- At least '99 so.
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  • DANIEL- Yeah, so it's been a long time,
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  • But it seems now as I've watched him over the last
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  • several years, that he has come to the phase, to the
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  • message of his life. He's come to the, the purpose of his life.
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  • And it is in prayer, it is in intimacy, it is in practicing
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  • the presence of the Lord.
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  • And whenever I hear him speak on this subject and
  • 00:12:53.140 --> 00:12:56.180
  • whenever we talk about it as friends, I personally just
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  • feel so edified and lifted up.
  • 00:12:59.270 --> 00:13:01.220
  • Remember Eric, we were together in, where was it Ireland,
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  • ERIC- Ireland, yeah.
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  • DANIEL- it's got to be a couple of years ago now.
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  • And, you know, we were just traveling together. We were on
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  • a missions trip. And I still remember that week as one of
  • 00:13:09.200 --> 00:13:12.270
  • the most rich times of prayer in my whole life. And it
  • 00:13:13.010 --> 00:13:17.270
  • happened to be the week that I was with Eric. I don't think
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  • that's a coincidence because this man lives in the presence
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  • of God. He practices it on a daily basis. It is the
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  • priority in his life. And the Lord has given him real
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  • revelation on it. Whenever I ask him a question about the
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  • presence and about, you know, inner life, he always comes
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  • back with a very profound answer that is a challenge to
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  • me, and I've said to myself time and time again, the body
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  • of Christ needs to hear this.
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  • And I pray that the Lord would really speak to you today
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  • about this. So Eric, thank you again for joining me on the
  • 00:13:50.120 --> 00:13:55.230
  • program. And let me ask you, just to start off, how did you
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  • come to this and how did you end up choosing this, and
  • 00:14:00.230 --> 00:14:04.240
  • focusing in on this as the theme of your life?
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  • ERIC- Well I began to realize that the consistency and
  • 00:14:07.160 --> 00:14:11.120
  • strength in my life came from a certain source. And as I
  • 00:14:11.160 --> 00:14:15.170
  • looked throughout my life to find out what that animation
  • 00:14:15.210 --> 00:14:19.040
  • was, that spiritual energy that I was receiving,
  • 00:14:19.080 --> 00:14:23.030
  • empowerment if you will. It was coming from the time that
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  • I had spent in His presence.
  • 00:14:26.240 --> 00:14:29.060
  • It had to do with a rich enhancement of everything that
  • 00:14:29.100 --> 00:14:33.060
  • God has given us through His presence. And so that's where
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  • I began to just really hone in and focus on this experience
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  • of the person of Jesus Christ, and began to see that as I
  • 00:14:41.210 --> 00:14:45.220
  • talked about these things, the same thing was happening to
  • 00:14:45.260 --> 00:14:48.240
  • other people. And really what it all comes down to is that
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  • he who has the Son has life.
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  • He who has not the Son has not life. And so as we have the
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  • Son in our lives, as the Life of our life, everything
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  • changes. We begin to experience this Gospel.
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  • We begin to experience this reconciliation which is the
  • 00:15:04.240 --> 00:15:07.290
  • restoration of God and man finding their pleasure in one
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  • another. And I found that all the striving, and the
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  • clenching, and the twisting, and manipulating, and pushing,
  • 00:15:14.290 --> 00:15:16.290
  • and trying was destroyed by the power of rest in His presence.
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  • DANIEL- Why is it that some people seem to feel God,
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  • God's presence one day and not another day?
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  • ERIC- That's an awesome, that's an awesome question
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  • because everybody's asking that question. And I really
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  • think that one of the issues is the word feel. Some people
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  • think that feeling means a sensation on their body. And
  • 00:15:37.200 --> 00:15:39.260
  • we know those things do come.
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  • I mean, David even says his flesh yearns for the Lord.
  • 00:15:41.200 --> 00:15:45.020
  • But feeling the presence of the Lord in the way that God
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  • desires us to feel the presence of the Lord, it's
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  • an internal reality. For instance, we see He would keep
  • 00:15:51.230 --> 00:15:54.260
  • him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on Him. That's
  • 00:15:55.000 --> 00:15:57.230
  • a promise from the Scriptures.
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  • And peace is a feeling.
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  • It's not necessarily a sensible thing on the outside
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  • of the body, it's internal. As a matter of fact, the internal
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  • is more real than the external because the internal's the
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  • thing that lasts forever, while the thing that's
  • 00:16:11.090 --> 00:16:13.200
  • external, you know, comes and goes and it's fickle. Another
  • 00:16:13.240 --> 00:16:16.190
  • one is come to Me and I'll give you rest. You know,
  • 00:16:16.230 --> 00:16:19.190
  • that's an internal sense of His presence, you know.
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  • In the presence of the Lord is fullness of joy and at
  • 00:16:24.290 --> 00:16:27.250
  • His right hand pleasures forevermore. And these aren't
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  • specifically speaking about external things. These are
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  • speaking about the internal connection with God that we
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  • have. He who joins himself to the Lord is one with Him in
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  • spirit. You see the soul delights in the Lord. So some
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  • people have the issue with that question because they
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  • think feeling is external.
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  • Well I don't feel anything right now. And it's not about
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  • that. It's about the promises of the kingdom of God, which
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  • is this, not a matter of talk but of righteousness, peace
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  • and joy. So you have the rightness of life in their
  • 00:17:00.120 --> 00:17:04.080
  • life, but also peace and joy are aspects of the kingdom.
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  • DANIEL- What can you say to somebody who may be watching
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  • this and they say I want to experience God right now.
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  • What would you say is the key to that?
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  • ERIC- I would say that the majority of the reason why
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  • people fail to experience God is because they're scattered
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  • all over the place. I believe that the experience of God
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  • is so rare because scattered minds are so common. Men are
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  • split and divided in their hearts. So for instance, you
  • 00:17:30.130 --> 00:17:34.120
  • have a person who's in the room but they're not actually
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  • present. This is how the majority of people live their
  • 00:17:36.210 --> 00:17:38.270
  • lives. They're there but not truly there. And when we come
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  • to God, often this enters into our prayer closets.
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  • We're there but not truly there. We're everywhere else as well.
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  • We're everywhere else as well.
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  • We're there but also with our prayer list, also with our
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  • to do list, also with our problems, also with our issues
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  • and our sins, all these things. But when we come to
  • 00:17:58.260 --> 00:18:01.200
  • Jesus we put aside everything, both the positive and the
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  • negative, or the negative and the positive. The things that
  • 00:18:05.000 --> 00:18:08.090
  • have gone wrong, the things that are pressing upon your
  • 00:18:08.130 --> 00:18:11.100
  • mind, all these things contribute to the lack of
  • 00:18:11.140 --> 00:18:14.140
  • experience of God. So here's the issue. A lot of people
  • 00:18:14.180 --> 00:18:17.210
  • have an issue experiencing God because they do not give Him
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  • all their attention. There's a phrase that I say constantly
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  • when I'm with Him, sometimes hundreds of times a day.
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  • I say, I give You all my attention and I worship You.
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  • I believe that that's the issue, giving God all of
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  • your attention. You see in Proverbs, my son, give me your
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  • attention, incline your ear.
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  • This is how we tap into the riches of wisdom and knowledge
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  • and that is Jesus. He is unto us wisdom, knowledge and
  • 00:18:42.200 --> 00:18:45.280
  • understanding. We touch Jesus by turning all of our attention
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  • to Him. You see Moses, the presence begins to manifest
  • 00:18:49.270 --> 00:18:52.270
  • and he turns his attention to the presence and then (Fingers
  • 00:18:53.010 --> 00:18:57.220
  • snapping) he hears the voice. And this seems to be the
  • 00:18:57.260 --> 00:18:59.090
  • issue is attention, but we're scattered humans.
  • 00:18:59.130 --> 00:19:02.240
  • DANIEL- I heard you at the conference we were at just
  • 00:19:02.280 --> 00:19:05.210
  • recently, you gave a quote. I forget who it was by.
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  • ERIC- Yeah
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  • DANIEL- Something about prayer being looking at God and God looking...
  • 00:19:09.200 --> 00:19:11.210
  • ERIC- Yeah, [INAUDIBLE] said, prayer is me looking at Him and
  • 00:19:11.250 --> 00:19:14.110
  • Him looking at me. And A.W. Tozer said one very similar.
  • 00:19:14.150 --> 00:19:17.090
  • He says when the eyes looking out meet the Eyes looking in,
  • 00:19:17.130 --> 00:19:21.290
  • there heaven has begun on the earth.
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  • DANIEL- And I think it's powerful because this is
  • 00:19:24.110 --> 00:19:26.070
  • a different concept of what prayer is.
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  • ERIC- Yeah.
  • 00:19:28.220 --> 00:19:30.080
  • DANIEL- Right? It's not just a list of requests, and needs, and desires.
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  • ERIC- Yeah
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  • DANIEL- In fact, sometimes it's not even words, right?
  • 00:19:34.120 --> 00:19:35.260
  • ERIC- Definitely, it's the disposition of the heart unto
  • 00:19:36.000 --> 00:19:38.040
  • God. Madame Guyon said prayer is the application of the
  • 00:19:38.080 --> 00:19:41.240
  • heart to God. Evagrius Ponticus said prayer is
  • 00:19:41.280 --> 00:19:44.270
  • intercourse of spirit with God. Sometimes words get in
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  • the way. The heart is what God wants. The only language
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  • God speaks is heart. He wants to know what's coming out of your heart.
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  • (Music)
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  • DANIEL- You know, I had a group of guys that came here,
  • 00:19:59.200 --> 00:20:03.210
  • my apprentices, and they stay with me for a year just to
  • 00:20:03.250 --> 00:20:06.100
  • learn about evangelism and about ministry. And the very
  • 00:20:06.140 --> 00:20:09.090
  • first thing that I did with those guys is for two months
  • 00:20:09.130 --> 00:20:12.050
  • we did nothing but spend time with Jesus in prayer, because
  • 00:20:12.090 --> 00:20:16.090
  • you have no foundation to build on unless you're
  • 00:20:16.130 --> 00:20:20.010
  • intimate with him, unless you know him. One of the things
  • 00:20:20.050 --> 00:20:23.110
  • I love about Eric is that he eats, and sleeps, and
  • 00:20:23.150 --> 00:20:26.060
  • breathes, and lives the presence of Jesus. He wrote a
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  • book that I have here called Union. And I want to get this
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  • into your hands. You cannot get this book in any store because it's not in stores.
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  • And because I want you to have this, we are literally
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  • (Music)
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  • DANIEL- As you can see here on the table in front of me,
  • 00:22:07.200 --> 00:22:10.090
  • there are prayer requests that have been sent in from our
  • 00:22:10.130 --> 00:22:13.020
  • friends and partners, some of you from literally all across
  • 00:22:13.060 --> 00:22:16.070
  • the world. And right now what I'm gonna do is I'm gonna lay
  • 00:22:16.110 --> 00:22:19.120
  • my hands on these prayer requests and I believe that
  • 00:22:19.160 --> 00:22:21.230
  • the Lord who knows and hears every single one of these
  • 00:22:21.270 --> 00:22:24.040
  • cries is going to meet prayer requests right now. And also,
  • 00:22:24.080 --> 00:22:28.180
  • I'm just gonna be praying for you and I believe that if you
  • 00:22:28.220 --> 00:22:30.030
  • (Music) need to experience a miracle, maybe it's in your body
  • 00:22:30.070 --> 00:22:33.270
  • or in your finances, that's coming to you right now. This is
  • 00:22:34.010 --> 00:22:36.130
  • what I'm gonna ask you to do. Just as a act of faith, I'm
  • 00:22:36.170 --> 00:22:40.230
  • gonna ask you to close your eyes, to stretch out your hands,
  • 00:22:40.270 --> 00:22:44.200
  • and just verbalize whatever that request is. Maybe you need to
  • 00:22:44.240 --> 00:22:47.180
  • be healed. Maybe there's pain in your body. Just
  • 00:22:47.220 --> 00:22:50.050
  • say, Jesus touch me right now.
  • 00:22:50.090 --> 00:22:51.270
  • Father, I thank You that You stretch forth Your mighty
  • 00:22:52.010 --> 00:22:54.230
  • hand and touch and heal Your children in Jesus's name.
  • 00:22:54.270 --> 00:22:58.250
  • Lord, Your Word says that Your arm is not short that You
  • 00:22:58.290 --> 00:23:02.010
  • cannot save. So Father, I thank You that You touch that
  • 00:23:02.050 --> 00:23:05.110
  • body right now. I rebuke sickness. I rebuke disease.
  • 00:23:05.150 --> 00:23:08.220
  • I command it to leave in the name of Jesus. I thank You
  • 00:23:08.260 --> 00:23:12.010
  • that all pain goes out of that body right now, in Jesus's
  • 00:23:12.050 --> 00:23:15.000
  • name. That pain is coming out of your back. That pain is
  • 00:23:15.040 --> 00:23:17.190
  • coming out of your neck, in Jesus's name. That pain is
  • 00:23:17.230 --> 00:23:20.150
  • coming out of your tendons. I command tendonitis to leave right now, in Jesus's name.
  • 00:23:20.190 --> 00:23:25.070
  • Pulled muscles, broken bones, be healed. I curse cancer and
  • 00:23:25.110 --> 00:23:29.220
  • I command cancer to leave your body, in the name of Jesus.
  • 00:23:29.260 --> 00:23:33.060
  • Lord, I thank You that hearing is returning to ears. Sight is
  • 00:23:33.100 --> 00:23:36.200
  • returning to eyes. Lord, I thank You that even crippled
  • 00:23:36.240 --> 00:23:39.220
  • legs will rise and walk right now in Jesus's name. And Lord,
  • 00:23:39.260 --> 00:23:43.090
  • I pray for these who have sent in these requests. Lord, I
  • 00:23:43.130 --> 00:23:47.110
  • believe You have read each and every piece of paper here in
  • 00:23:47.150 --> 00:23:50.030
  • front of me. Lord, I thank You that You will break through
  • 00:23:50.070 --> 00:23:52.280
  • every barrier; Lord, that You would give mighty victories
  • 00:23:53.020 --> 00:23:56.170
  • where, where there are challenges. Lord, for those
  • 00:23:56.210 --> 00:23:59.190
  • who are looking for a financial miracle, I thank You
  • 00:23:59.230 --> 00:24:02.010
  • that You will provide for them according to Your riches in
  • 00:24:02.050 --> 00:24:04.230
  • glory in Christ Jesus. Lord, those who have needs in their
  • 00:24:04.270 --> 00:24:08.030
  • body, in their mind, in their family, would You hear, and
  • 00:24:08.070 --> 00:24:11.190
  • answer, and intervene as only You can do. Lord, I pray that
  • 00:24:11.230 --> 00:24:15.160
  • if there's anybody watching this broadcast right now that
  • 00:24:15.200 --> 00:24:18.140
  • does not know You, that You would draw their hearts back
  • 00:24:18.180 --> 00:24:21.170
  • to You, that You would save them to the outermost, and
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  • Lord, I pray that they would come to have the kind of
  • 00:24:24.220 --> 00:24:27.080
  • relationship that Eric and I were talking about a few
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  • moments ago. Lord, I bless these viewers in the mighty
  • 00:24:30.050 --> 00:24:32.250
  • name of Jesus. And everybody said, Amen. My friend, thank
  • 00:24:32.290 --> 00:24:37.050
  • you for joining us today on the broadcast. Listen, if the
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  • Lord touched you today, I want to hear from you. There's
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  • contact information there on your screen. Get in touch with
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  • us. Let us know what the Lord has done in your life. And
  • 00:24:46.010 --> 00:24:48.120
  • also, if there's a way that we can continue to pray for you
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  • and stand with you in an on-going way, we want to do
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  • that as well. So let us know what's happening in your life.
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  • Until next time, God bless you. Thank you so much for
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  • joining me, and I'll see you again next time. Bye-bye.
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  • (Crowd Cheering) & (Music)
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  • REINHARD BONNKE- In the name of Jesus,
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  • DANIEL- He turns darkness into light, He turns sin into
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  • salvation, He turns bondage into freedom. He takes away
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  • addictions and He changes us from the inside out.
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  • (Music)
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  • (Music)
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  • (Music)
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  • (fire Burning)
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  • MAN #1- I believe this is the hour of Jesus the Evangelist.
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  • We have not seen Him like this since the 70s. There's a new
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  • breed of evangelist, they're not looking for a stage. They only want Jesus.
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  • MAN #2- Everyone, the Spirit of God is speaking to you now
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  • about things that need to change, things that you need
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  • to get out of the way. But I'm telling you right now, that in
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  • order for God to touch you in the way that He wants to touch you, these things need to go.
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  • WOMAN- God wants to take you past your fears where you focus on the face of Christ.
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  • MAN #3- But you've seen in recent years, the church is
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  • waking up. It's time for us to come out of the churches
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  • onto the streets, into the places of business.
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  • DANIEL- You don't have to leave this place the way that
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  • you came. You will leave here soaked, and saturated,
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  • AND BURNING WITH THE PRESENCE OF GOD. (Audience cheering)
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  • (Music)
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