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November 4, 2019
27:30

In the Gap: Pastor Choco De Jesús

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  • Choco de Jesús: Lemme ask you a question.
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  • Are you facing a giant of a problem?
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  • Maybe in your finances, your health, your marriage.
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  • The good news is your giant problem is not bigger than God.
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  • We all know the story of David and Goliath, but did you know
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  • David is mentioned more times in the Bible than any other
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  • biblical characters?
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  • His name, to many of us, immediately associated with the
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  • time when he confronted Goliath the giant, but David was much
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  • more than just a giant killer.
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  • He was a shepherd, a musician, a warrior, and a king.
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  • He had great successes and many faults, too.
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  • As big of a biblical hero David is, we can all find something
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  • from his life to replicate.
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  • The Bible calls him a man after God's own heart.
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  • That's a pretty big statement.
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  • How do you become a man after God's own heart?
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  • As we look at the life of David there are a few patterns
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  • that begin to appear.
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  • The most obvious and significant pattern was that David was
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  • constantly inserting himself into gaps, whether he was facing
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  • off a giant, taking on a massive army, or bringing
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  • the Ark of the Covenant back to Jerusalem.
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  • David inserted himself into a problem and became the solution.
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  • Oftentime, he was willing to risk it all, to take
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  • a stand for God.
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  • Lemme ask you, what drives someone to do this?
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  • What makes someone willing and able to step into the gap?
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  • David's life can be distilled in two principles: knowing God
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  • and taking action.
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  • David knew who God was.
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  • He knew that no one, no army, no giant, no spiritual force could
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  • compete with the power and the majesty of God.
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  • Because of his relationship with God, he had confidence
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  • to take action.
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  • His relationship with God was born out of solitude.
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  • You see, David was a shepherd.
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  • He spent much of his life out in the pastures of his father's,
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  • taking care of sheep.
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  • He was virtually unknown in his hometown of Bethlehem,
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  • and he was something of like an outcast from his own family.
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  • He spent many nights protecting the family's flock
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  • from predators.
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  • He composed music and songs, which he played on a homemade
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  • string instrument, and he practiced with his slingshot
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  • until he was truly an expert.
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  • These were ordinary skills in that day, but everything
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  • in his ordinary life was not beyond God's eyes.
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  • In all these things, my friend, God was preparing David
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  • to stand in the gap for God's people.
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  • Maybe you feel that way right now: hidden, anonymous,
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  • lost among the sheep.
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  • Today, you can know that God is preparing you for his purpose.
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  • Your solitude may be your season, but it's
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  • not your destiny.
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  • And just like David, God's preparing you for the stage.
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  • He's molding your heart into a heart after his.
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  • Focus on the preparation, not the destination, and you
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  • will see God begin to move in your life.
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  • In the short story you're about to see you'll learn, just like
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  • in David's life, when the right opportunity comes you'll be able
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  • to stand in the gap for others.
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  • Kurt: Bro, the sky is perfect today.
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  • male: What time is sunset?
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  • Kurt: 6:34.
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  • male: It's 5:30. What do you think?
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  • Kurt: When do you get back?
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  • male: Next Friday?
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  • How about we do the drone shot now and then we could do
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  • the rest next weekend?
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  • You think you can wait another week?
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  • Kurt: Yeah, the sky is clear today and the sunset is
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  • gonna be perfect.
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  • Plus, the drone is more fun to shoot anyway, so let's head down
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  • to the lake, and then we'll shoot from there.
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  • Kurt: Here we go.
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  • male: Okay, man. This will be fun.
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  • Kurt: So, the ranch isn't that far.
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  • It's just over that hill, so here we go.
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  • I'm gonna press it real quick.
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  • male: So, this is gonna work perfect for church.
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  • Kurt: Yeah, exactly. That looks so good.
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  • I'm gonna go down through this valley.
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  • We got it.
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  • male: Oh, that's good stuff.
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  • Kurt: That's so good.
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  • male: Perfect.
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  • This is turning out way better than we thought it would.
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  • Kurt: Yeah, this is fantastic.
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  • All right, I think I'm gonna come back around
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  • for another pass.
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  • Here we go.
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  • Yeah, look at that.
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  • That's incredible.
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  • male: That's amazing, dude.
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  • So perfect. Hold on.
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  • Kurt: What's wrong?
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  • male: I don't know.
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  • It looks like there is something going on down there.
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  • Kurt: It looks like--what is that?
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  • What are they doing?
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  • male: Can you get any closer?
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  • Kurt: Yeah, yeah, hold on.
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  • Okay, I'm gonna start pushing it right now.
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  • male: It looks like a fight or something.
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  • Kurt: Wait. Is that a gun?
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  • Okay, oh, my gosh. He's shooting.
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  • We gotta get out. We gotta get out.
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  • I'm trying. I'm trying, okay?
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  • It's coming in this fast.
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  • I'm trying. It's going so slow.
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  • male: Bring it back. Can it go any faster?
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  • He had a gun.
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  • Kurt: Once it lands, pick it up and wait for
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  • the propeller to stop.
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  • male: Come on, Come on, faster.
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  • Kurt: Wait till it lands. Wait till it lands.
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  • male: Come on. Come on.
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  • We have to get back to the car.
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  • Kurt: Let's go.
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  • male: Kurt, man, we gotta go.
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  • male: What do we do?
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  • Kurt: I don't know. Give me that laptop.
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  • Let's look at this footage and give me the SD card.
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  • male: I mean, what just happened?
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  • Kurt: Yeah, I don't know. Yeah, thank you.
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  • See here.
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  • male: Is it loaded yet?
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  • Kurt: Yeah, hold on. Give me a second.
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  • Yeah, there it is. Come on, check this out.
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  • I think this is the video right here.
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  • Yeah, so look at this, and I can't tell what's going on.
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  • And then, is it where he gets the gun out right here
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  • and just--no, no, no, stop.
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  • Ran out of battery.
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  • male: I've never seen anything like this.
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  • Kurt: I don't know what to do.
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  • I don't know what to do.
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  • I think we've seen something we shouldn't have seen.
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  • Choco: The Bible tells us that before David was ever king,
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  • before he was ever a mighty warrior, and before he faced off
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  • against Goliath, he was a shepherd defending his
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  • father's sheep.
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  • Many times we, kinda of, put that job off as easy.
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  • We overlook it and sometimes have the misperception that
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  • David was out chilling in the pastures as some sort of hippy
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  • child playing his harp and hanging out with the sheep,
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  • but that wasn't the case.
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  • Shepherd life was hard.
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  • We know from the Bible that there was at least one time when
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  • he had to defend the sheep from a prowling mountain lion
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  • and another time from a bear attack.
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  • David regarded both of these incidents as times in which God
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  • supernaturally protected him.
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  • There were examples in his past that David regarded
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  • as faith-building experiences.
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  • These times instill a person a strong character that resists
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  • doubt and upholds godly truth.
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  • These are two of the strongest traits I see in those who enter
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  • a gap under the Lord's leading.
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  • They refuse to give in to any naysayers, and they have a deep
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  • moral compass to what to do with what is right.
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  • When the day came for David to deliver food to his brothers,
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  • he saw and heard a man he immediately knew was an enemy
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  • of God, and his faith sprang into action.
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  • He volunteered to take on Goliath.
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  • While others only saw the giant, David kept the attention
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  • on the promise of God.
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  • When David voiced his determination to fight Goliath,
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  • nothing about the giant intimidated him, not his
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  • reputation, his size, his sword, his threats.
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  • Any of those things might have made a person think twice,
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  • but not David.
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  • Why?
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  • Because he had already faced the lion, he already practiced
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  • on the bear, and as a shepherd he had developed his skill
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  • and his faith in private.
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  • So, when the enemy came in public, he was ready.
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  • And if God calls you to stand in a gap, he will give you practice
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  • at developing boldness.
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  • He will develop your faith to the point of being fearless,
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  • he will adjust your attitude to being soft to his will,
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  • and he will cause your heart to overflow with a desire
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  • to bring glory to God.
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  • Nate: Hey, did you get that video finished for Sunday?
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  • Kurt: No, something came up.
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  • Nate: You run out of time?
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  • I told you, you should have started earlier.
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  • Oh, you took my drone out?
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  • Kurt: Yeah.
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  • Nate: Where is that?
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  • Kurt: That's up in the foothills.
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  • Nate: Why are you flying up and filming people like that?
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  • Kurt: Just look at what they're doing.
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  • Nate: That's it.
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  • That's the last time you'll use my drone.
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  • Kurt: They're kidnapping those women.
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  • Nate: You don't know what they were doing.
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  • Kurt: Those are bad guys, Nate.
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  • They had guns.
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  • Nate: This is rural America.
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  • Kurt: Yeah, but we need to do something.
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  • Nate: What if it is something, huh?
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  • What if it's, say, MS-13?
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  • That's a giant cartel, little brother.
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  • A giant.
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  • You're just a little boy with a camera.
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  • Just go to bed.
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  • Nate: You're just a boy with a camera.
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  • There is nothing you can do.
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  • There is nothing, nothing.
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  • Kurt: I don't know what to do.
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  • Nate: Nothing. Nothing you can do.
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  • Kurt: God, what do you want me to do?
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  • [woman screaming]
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  • male: Come on.
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  • Kurt: Hey. Where is mom and dad?
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  • And where is your laptop?
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  • Oh, yeah.
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  • Nate: Where have you been?
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  • Kurt: Where do you think I've been?
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  • Nate: You went back there?
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  • Are you trying to get yourself killed?
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  • Kurt: Just wait until you see this.
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  • See, I got both of them.
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  • This time I got their faces.
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  • I got the license plate.
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  • Now we know who they are, we know what they were doing,
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  • and now we can prove it.
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  • What's wrong?
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  • Nate: You must think you're some kinda hero, don't you?
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  • Kurt: Well, you saw what they were doing.
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  • Nate: Yeah, I saw, and did you even think for one second
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  • about what they could do to us?
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  • How hard do you think it would be for them to find us?
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  • You can't say anything about this.
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  • You'll be putting our entire family in serious danger.
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  • Kurt: And if I don't, what would happen to them?
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  • What would happen to those girls, Nate?
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  • Look at them.
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  • You just want me to let this continue?
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  • Nate: You gotta think about what you're doing.
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  • announcer: Courage. Confidence.
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  • Boldness.
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  • Today, God's people need these qualities more than ever.
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  • That's why TBN believes the "In the Gap" series by Pastor
  • 00:15:26.290 --> 00:15:30.030
  • Choco de Jesús is so timely and important.
  • 00:15:30.040 --> 00:15:33.170
  • Choco: Explore with me the Bible's greatest heroes and how
  • 00:15:33.180 --> 00:15:36.160
  • your life can make an impact for generations to come.
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  • announcer: Right now and thanks for your gift of $65 or
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  • more to help TBN keep this kind of teaching coming to you and
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  • others, we'll send you the book that inspired the "In the Gap"
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  • bonus audio series by Pastor Choco de Jesús.
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  • Choco: By the time David squared off against Goliath on
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  • the battlefield, David had been anointed by the prophet Samuel
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  • to be the next king of Israel.
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  • He knew God was with him in a special way.
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  • He could trust God to fight on his side if he obeyed what God
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  • led him to do.
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  • In the story of David and Goliath, King Saul pleads with
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  • David to wear his armor before he goes into battle
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  • against the giant.
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  • David tried the armor on and then took it off.
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  • It didn't fit.
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  • He told Saul he would rather just trust what God had
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  • developed in him, rather than try to use the equipment of
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  • someone else.
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  • The same with the heroes in our story.
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  • They used what was in their hands and stepped out in action.
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  • Often, people try to fight with another person's armor.
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  • They see God do something wonderful through someone else,
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  • and they try to copy it without really making it their own.
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  • David took what he knew--his staff, sling, and five
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  • rocks--into the battle and won.
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  • What has God put into your hand that you're neglecting?
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  • What talents, gifts, ability do you have that can be used
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  • for the kingdom of God?
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  • Oftentimes, we look at others.
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  • We look at preachers on stage, politicians, or people we admire
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  • and compare ourselves to them.
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  • We look at ourselves as less than what God has made us
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  • because we're trying to wear their armor.
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  • We're trying to put on their helmet, carry their sword, or we
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  • get discouraged because our armor isn't as shiny,
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  • isn't as cool.
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  • What would happen if David would have went into battle wearing
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  • Saul's armor, armor he wasn't equipped to fight with?
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  • He probably would have lost.
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  • He had no experience in that armor.
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  • He wasn't gifted there.
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  • Instead, he used what God gave him to defeat the giant.
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  • He didn't get caught up in the fact that he wasn't wearing
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  • the king's armor.
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  • He took action and utilized what was in his hand.
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  • More importantly, David knew with a complete assurance that
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  • God was on his side and prepared him for the battle ahead.
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  • An important thing to remember is that David had skill.
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  • He had talent.
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  • He knew his strength, but he didn't let it get to his head.
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  • In fact, he said that it would be by God's hand that
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  • the giant would be defeated.
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  • Our courage must never lie in our own skills or even in the
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  • encouragement we get from other people, rather true courage is a
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  • result of knowing God has called us, and God is with us, and God
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  • will send you the allies you need and give you deadly aim
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  • against those who defy God's goodness.
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  • Let me encourage you today that if God has put an enemy squarely
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  • in your path and has given you the green light to stand against
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  • that enemy and has given you the tools to win,
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  • God wants you to win.
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  • As you take action you will experience a freedom from
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  • fear as God fills you with his wisdom and courage.
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  • Nate: Can I help you?
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  • Officer Turley: Ah, yes.
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  • Someone called about some video footage.
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  • Officer Turley.
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  • Nate: Kurt. Kurt.
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  • Kurt: Yeah.
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  • Nate: There is someone here to see you.
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  • Just one second.
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  • Officer Turley: Thank you.
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  • Kurt: Hello.
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  • Officer Turley: Kurt?
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  • Kurt: Yeah.
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  • Officer Turley: You're a kid.
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  • Kurt: Yes, sir.
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  • Officer Turley: All right, I heard something about
  • 00:20:23.040 --> 00:20:24.130
  • some video footage.
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  • We got a call about that. I'm Officer Turley.
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  • Kurt: Yeah, you wanna see it?
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  • Officer Turley: Let's see what you got.
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  • Kurt: All right. Yeah, come on in.
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  • Officer Turley: Why did you go back?
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  • Kurt: They needed someone to help them.
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  • Officer Turley: Now, most people would have just walked
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  • away and left it alone.
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  • Kurt: Yeah, my brother told me not to say anything,
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  • and he said it would be dangerous.
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  • Officer Turley: But you know he's right.
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  • It's a dangerous world out there.
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  • Kurt: So, you think you're gonna be able to get them?
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  • Are you gonna be able to help those girls?
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  • Officer Turley: We'll get the bad guys.
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  • Hard to tell about the girls.
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  • They may not even be there anymore.
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  • Kurt: It just doesn't seem real.
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  • Like, how could something like this even happen?
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  • Officer Turley: Well, all evil needs to get a foothold
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  • is for good folk to do nothing.
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  • Kurt: But you're gonna do something, though, right?
  • 00:21:18.130 --> 00:21:20.120
  • Officer Turley: Yes, we are definitely gonna do something.
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  • Can I get that media card from you?
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  • Kurt: Oh, yes, of course.
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  • Here you go.
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  • Officer Turley: Okay and if you see anything else
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  • that doesn't look right you'll give me a call.
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  • Kurt: Yes, sir.
  • 00:21:32.230 --> 00:21:35.030
  • Officer Turley: But don't leave your name.
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  • Kurt: Oh, what should I say, then?
  • 00:21:36.280 --> 00:21:38.260
  • Officer Turley: Eagle Eye.
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  • Just say, "Eagle Eye called," and I'll know it's you.
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  • Kurt: All right.
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  • Nate: Good shot.
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  • Kurt: Oh, thanks.
  • 00:21:54.270 --> 00:21:57.070
  • Nate: Where did you find that thing?
  • 00:21:57.080 --> 00:21:59.020
  • Kurt: In the garage.
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  • Nate: Did you take it with you on your recon mission?
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  • Kurt: Yeah.
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  • Nate: You're something else, little brother.
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  • Run off into the hills with a camera and a slingshot,
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  • find bad guys.
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  • You know, I'm proud of you.
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  • Kurt: Turley said he's gonna bust those guys.
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  • Nate: Yeah, I heard.
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  • He had to take all your footage, too, right?
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  • Kurt: Evidence.
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  • Nate: You know, I got the drone all charged up,
  • 00:22:32.000 --> 00:22:36.140
  • if you wanna take it for a spin.
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  • Kurt: Wait. Really?
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  • Nate: Only if I'm there, and we're not going to
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  • that ranch again.
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  • Kurt: All right.
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  • Just 'cause I found, like, this perfect place near where we
  • 00:22:49.000 --> 00:22:50.160
  • filmed last time, and it's the perfect place to set up
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  • for the sunset and--
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  • Kurt: All right, you guys ready?
  • 00:22:56.140 --> 00:23:00.120
  • male: I'm all set.
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  • Kurt: All right. And action.
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  • male: Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High
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  • will rest in the shadow of the Almighty, for I will say of my
  • 00:23:07.190 --> 00:23:12.190
  • Lord, "He's my refuge and my fortress, my God,
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  • in whom I trust."
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  • You will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow
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  • that flies by day.
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  • No harm will overtake you, no disaster will come
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  • near your tent.
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  • For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in
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  • all your ways; they will lift you up in their arms so you
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  • will not strike your foot against a stone.
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  • You will trample the great lion and the serpent.
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  • The young lion and the serpent you will trample underfoot.
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  • "Because he holds fast to me in love, I will rescue him
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  • and protect him, because he knows my name.
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  • When he calls to me, I will answer him.
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  • I will be with him in times of trouble, and I will rescue him,
  • 00:24:02.190 --> 00:24:08.180
  • and I will honor him."
  • 00:24:08.190 --> 00:24:12.170
  • Choco: My friend, God will deliver you.
  • 00:24:15.070 --> 00:24:17.110
  • God will use you to deliver others, just like in our story.
  • 00:24:17.120 --> 00:24:20.260
  • Kurt and his friends' actions set people free.
  • 00:24:20.270 --> 00:24:24.050
  • He's calling you to stand in the gap for others,
  • 00:24:24.060 --> 00:24:26.190
  • to set people free.
  • 00:24:26.200 --> 00:24:28.150
  • In the Bible, David defeated Goliath and successfully led
  • 00:24:28.160 --> 00:24:32.160
  • the armies of God's people into a huge win against their
  • 00:24:32.170 --> 00:24:36.050
  • enemies, so let me recap for you three main keys that I see at
  • 00:24:36.060 --> 00:24:41.120
  • work in the lives of David and Kurt.
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  • One, they were willing to step up to confront a need that they
  • 00:24:45.010 --> 00:24:49.100
  • hadn't anticipated, desired to face, or even thought they would
  • 00:24:49.110 --> 00:24:53.140
  • be used to impact.
  • 00:24:53.150 --> 00:24:55.280
  • Two, they asked God for direction, and he provided it in
  • 00:24:55.290 --> 00:25:00.180
  • ways that weren't custom designed just for them.
  • 00:25:00.190 --> 00:25:04.190
  • Three, they did not give in to those who ridiculed them or
  • 00:25:04.200 --> 00:25:09.050
  • tried to persuade them to ignore the evil.
  • 00:25:09.060 --> 00:25:11.290
  • They did not respond in fear to the perceived enemy.
  • 00:25:12.000 --> 00:25:16.260
  • They put their trust solely in the Lord.
  • 00:25:16.270 --> 00:25:19.080
  • Lemme ask you what enemy, what issue, or need is God calling
  • 00:25:19.090 --> 00:25:23.180
  • you to confront and make a difference?
  • 00:25:23.190 --> 00:25:26.150
  • I mean, look around you.
  • 00:25:26.160 --> 00:25:28.170
  • Even if it's a small beginning start taking action.
  • 00:25:28.180 --> 00:25:32.000
  • He'll give you the opportunities to stand in a gap, and he will
  • 00:25:32.010 --> 00:25:36.080
  • help you to fill that gap with his love.
  • 00:25:36.090 --> 00:25:41.130
  • 00:25:47.290 --> 00:25:57.290
  • female announcer: Courage. Confidence.
  • 00:26:30.120 --> 00:26:31.240
  • Boldness.
  • 00:26:31.250 --> 00:26:33.080
  • Today, God's people need these qualities more than ever.
  • 00:26:33.090 --> 00:26:36.060
  • That's why TBN believes the "In the Gap" series by Pastor
  • 00:26:36.070 --> 00:26:38.290
  • Choco de Jesús is so timely and important.
  • 00:26:39.000 --> 00:26:42.080
  • Choco: Explore with me the Bible's greatest heroes and how
  • 00:26:42.090 --> 00:26:45.160
  • your life can make an impact for generations to come.
  • 00:26:45.170 --> 00:26:49.080
  • announcer: Right now and thanks for your gift of $65 or
  • 00:26:49.090 --> 00:26:51.220
  • more to help TBN keep this kind of teaching coming to you and
  • 00:26:51.230 --> 00:26:55.100
  • others, we'll send you the book that inspired the "In the Gap"
  • 00:26:55.110 --> 00:26:58.290
  • series you're watching, plus the bonus 4-message series
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  • on audio CD.
  • 00:27:02.240 --> 00:27:04.150
  • Become a bold culture changer for God.
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  • Call or click now to share a gift and request "In the Gap:
  • 00:27:07.130 --> 00:27:11.190
  • What Happens When God's People Stand Strong," both the book and
  • 00:27:11.200 --> 00:27:15.250
  • bonus audio series by Pastor Choco de Jesús.
  • 00:27:15.260 --> 00:27:19.230
  • Call 800-772-5040, or share your gift securely online when you
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