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LET'S GET STARTED WITH OUR

CONFESSION.

SAY IT LIKE YOU MEAN IT.

THIS IS MY BIBLE.

I AM WHAT IT SAYS I AM.

I HAVE WHAT IT SAYS I HAVE.

I CAN DO WHAT IT SAYS

I CAN DO.

TODAY I WILL BE TAUGHT

THE WORD OF GOD.

I BOLDLY CONFESS:

MY MIND IS ALERT.

MY HEART IS RECEPTIVE.

I WILL NEVER BE THE SAME.

IN JESUS' NAME.

GOD BLESS YOU.

I WANT TO TALK TO YOU TODAY

ABOUT "IN THE MIDDLE OF

A MIRACLE".

WHEN WE GO THROUGH

CHALLENGES, IT'S EASY TO LIVE

WORRIED AND STRESSED.

WE WONDER WHEN IT'S GOING TO

CHANGE AND WHEN IS GOD GOING

TO DO SOMETHING.

WHEN, IN FACT, GOD IS DOING

SOMETHING.

HE'S KEEPING THE SICKNESS

FROM TAKING US OUT.

HE'S HOLDING BACK THE

OPPOSITION.

HE'S NOT LETTING THE

ADDICTION DEFEAT US.

WE DON'T REALIZE IT BUT WE'RE

IN THE MIDDLE OF A MIRACLE.

GOD IS IN THE PROCESS OF

BRINGING US OUT.

WITHOUT HIS FAVOR, WE WOULD

BE OVERCOME.

WITHOUT HIS PROTECTION, WE

WOULD BE DEFEATED.

ONE DAY WE'LL LOOK BACK AND

SAY, "LOOK WHAT THE LORD HAS

DONE."

LOOK AT HOW GOD SUSTAINED ME

IN THAT TOUGH TIME.

LOOK AT HOW HE HEALED ME FROM

THAT DISEASE.

LOOK AT HOW HE PROMOTED ME

DESPITE THE OPPOSITION.

RIGHT NOW, GOD IS WORKING

BEHIND THE SCENES MAKING

THINGS HAPPEN THAT YOU CAN'T

SEE.

IF IT WASN'T FOR HIS

GOODNESS, HIS FAVOR, HIS

MERCY, YOU WOULDN'T BE ABLE

TO WITHSTAND WHAT'S TRYING

TO STOP YOU.

YOU'RE NOT IN THIS DIFFICULTY

BY YOURSELF.

THE MOST HIGH GOD IS PUSHING

BACK FORCES OF DARKNESS.

ONE TIME, JOSHUA AND HIS MEN

WERE IN A VALLEY FIGHTING THE

AMALEKITES.

THEY HAD ATTACKED THE

ISRAELITES.

THEY WERE BIGGER AND

STRONGER.

BUT AGAINST ALL ODDS, JOSHUA

WAS WINNING.

THE WHOLE TIME MOSES WAS ON A

HILL HOLDING HIS STAFF IN THE

AIR.

AS LONG AS HE HAD HIS STAFF

UP, JOSHUA WAS WINNING.

I CAN IMAGINE JOSHUA THOUGHT

HE WAS DEFEATING THE

OPPOSITION IN HIS OWN

STRENGTH.

HE DIDN'T REALIZE THE ONLY

REASON HE WAS WINNING WAS

BECAUSE MOSES WAS HOLDING UP

HIS STAFF.

SOMETIMES, WE THINK WE'RE

MAKING IT THROUGH THE

DIFFICULTY BECAUSE WE'RE

TOUGH, WE'RE DETERMINED,

WE'RE SMART.

THAT'S PART OF IT BUT WHAT

YOU CAN'T SEE IS THE CREATOR

OF THE UNIVERSE IS BREATHING

IN YOUR DIRECTION.

THE GOD WHO SPOKE WORLDS INTO

EXISTENCE IS SUSTAINING YOU,

FAVORING YOU, HEALING YOU.

LIKE MOSES, UP ON THE HILL,

YOU CAN'T SEE HIM BUT GOD IS

CAUSING YOU TO WIN.

THAT'S WHY THAT CAR BARELY

MISSED YOU ON THE FREEWAY.

THAT'S WHY THAT ADDICTION

COULDN'T FINISH YOU OFF.

THAT'S WHY THE VIRUS CAN'T

STOP YOUR DESTINY.

THE FORCES THAT ARE FOR YOU

ARE GREATER THAN THE FORCES

THAT ARE AGAINST YOU.

PAUL SAID, "GOD ALWAYS CAUSES

US TO TRIUMPH."

IF YOU'RE NOT SEEING THE

VICTORY YET, DON'T PANIC.

YOU'RE IN THE MIDDLE.

THAT'S NOT HOW YOUR STORY

ENDS.

GOD IS HOLDING UP THE STAFF

SO TO SPEAK.

YOU CAN'T BE DEFEATED.

THE ENEMY CAN'T STOP GOD'S

PLAN FOR YOUR LIFE.

HEALING IS COMING.

FREEDOM IS COMING.

BREAKTHROUGHS ARE COMING.

GOD IS ABOUT TO SHOW OUT IN

YOUR LIFE.

HE'S GOING TO DO THINGS THAT

YOU CAN'T DO ON YOUR OWN.

IT'S GOING TO BE UNCOMMON,

UNUSUAL.

THAT'S WHY YOU CAN'T FIGURE

IT OUT.

IT'S NOT GOING TO BE NATURAL.

IT'S GOING TO BE

SUPERNATURAL.

BUT IN THE MIDDLE, IT CAN BE

FRIGHTENING.

IN THE MIDDLE, ALL YOU SEE IS

THE OPPOSITION, HOW BIG THE

OBSTACLES ARE, HOW BAD THE

PROBLEM IS.

THOUGHTS WILL TELL YOU IT'S

NEVER GOING TO WORK OUT.

YOU'LL NEVER GET WELL; NEVER

BREAK THE ADDICTION.

YOU HAVE TO REMIND YOURSELF

THINGS ARE HAPPENING THAT YOU

CAN'T SEE.

IT MAY LOOK PERMANENT.

YOU DON'T SEE ANYTHING

IMPROVING.

THE TRUTH IS IT'S ONLY THE

MIDDLE.

YOUR TIME IS COMING.

GOD WOULDN'T HAVE ALLOWED IT

IF IT WAS GOING TO KEEP YOU

FROM YOUR DESTINY.

NOW KEEP THE RIGHT

PERSPECTIVE: YOU'RE NOT JUST

FIGHTING CANCER, YOU'RE IN

THE MIDDLE OF A MIRACLE.

GOD IS IN THE PROCESS OF

RESTORING YOUR HEALTH.

THAT TEST ONE DAY WILL BE

YOUR TESTIMONY.

YOU'LL LOOK BACK AND SAY WITH

DAVID, "WHERE WOULD I BE

WITHOUT THE GOODNESS OF GOD."

YOU'RE NOT JUST STRUGGLING IN

YOUR FINANCES, YOU'RE IN THE

MIDDLE OF A MIRACLE.

THE ENEMY THOUGHT HE WAS

SETTING YOU BACK, HE DIDN'T

REALIZE HE WAS SETTING YOU

UP.

YOUR STORY DOESN'T END IN

DEFEAT.

GOD IS ABOUT TO DO A NEW

THING.

PROMOTION IS COMING.

OPPORTUNITIES ARE COMING.

THE RIGHT PEOPLE.

"WELL, JOEL, THE STOCK MARKET

IS DOWN.

THE ECONOMY IS SLOW.

I DON'T HAVE THE WORK I USED

TO."

THE ECONOMY IS NOT YOUR

SOURCE.

GOD IS YOUR SOURCE.

THE STOCK MARKET MAY BE DOWN

BUT GOD IS NOT HAVING A BAD

YEAR, HE OWNS IT ALL.

ONE TOUCH OF HIS FAVOR WILL

PUT YOU INTO OVERFLOW.

WHEN YOU KEEP GOD FIRST

PLACE, WHEN YOU HONOR HIM

WITH YOUR LIFE, YOU ARE

CONNECTED TO A SUPPLY LINE

THAT WILL NEVER RUN DRY.

THE SCRIPTURE SAYS, "EVEN IN

FAMINE, YOU WILL HAVE MORE

THAN ENOUGH."

WHEN THINGS ARE DRYING UP ALL

AROUND YOU, YOU SHOULD BE IN

LACK, STRUGGLING; YOU WILL

SEE SUPERNATURAL PROVISION,

INCREASE, PROMOTION,

OPPORTUNITY THAT DOESN'T MAKE

SENSE.

ISAIAH SAID, "GOD MAKES

RIVERS IN THE DESERT.

HE MAKES STREAMS IN THE

BARREN PLACES."

YOU CAN'T HAVE A RIVER IN THE

DESERT.

IF IT'S BARREN, YOU COULDN'T

HAVE WATER FREELY FLOWING.

THIS IS SHOWING US GOD IS

GOING TO DO UNUSUAL THINGS.

HE'S GOING TO TAKE YOU UP

WHEN ALL THE CIRCUMSTANCES

SAY YOU SHOULD BE GOING DOWN.

HE'S GOING TO BRING

OPPORTUNITY, PROMOTION, WHEN

THINGS SHOULD BE DRYING UP.

YOU'RE NOT ONLY GOING TO BE

AMAZED BUT OTHER PEOPLE ARE

GOING TO SEE THE FAVOR OF GOD

THAT'S ON YOUR LIFE.

"WELL, JOEL, THIS SOUNDS GOOD

BUT I DON'T KNOW.

IT'S TOUGH IN MY LIFE.

THINGS ARE SLOW AT WORK.

THIS VIRUS HAS ME SO WORRIED.

I DON'T KNOW HOW I'M GOING TO

MAKE IT.

THAT'S CALLING IN MORE

DEFEAT. TURN IT AROUND.

YES, THINGS ARE SLOW BUT I

KNOW A SECRET: I'M IN THE

MIDDLE OF A MIRACLE.

GOD IS WORKING BEHIND THE

SCENES.

HE'S SUPPLYING ALL OF MY

NEEDS.

HE HAS A HEDGE OF PROTECTION

AROUND MY FAMILY.

GET IN AGREEMENT WITH GOD.

YOU CAN'T TALK DEFEAT AND

HAVE VICTORY.

YOU CAN'T THINK NEGATIVE AND

LIVE POSITIVE.

YOU CAN'T GO AROUND AFRAID,

PANICKED, AND REACH YOUR

DESTINY.

YOU ARE DRAWING WHAT YOU'RE

THINKING ABOUT.

DON'T USE YOUR ENERGY TO

WORRY; USE YOUR ENERGY TO

BELIEVE.

AFTER GOD DELIVERED THE

ISRAELITES OUT OF SLAVERY,

THEY HEADED TOWARD THE

PROMISED LAND.

BUT PHARAOH CHANGED HIS MIND

AND SENT 600 OF HIS FASTEST

CHARIOTS AND MOST SKILLED

WARRIORS TO RECAPTURE THEM.

AND THESE 2 MILLION

ISRAELITES WERE AT A DEAD END

AT THE RED SEA.

THEY HAD NOWHERE TO GO.

MOSES HELD UP HIS STAFF AND

THE WATERS PARTED.

IT'S INTERESTING HOW GOD

BROUGHT THEM OUT.

WE READ ABOUT IT NOW AND IT'S

SO ENCOURAGING, INSPIRING.

THESE HUGE WALLS OF WATER

BEING HELD BACK.

THE PEOPLE WALKING THROUGH ON

DRY GROUND.

IN THE MOVIES, THEY'RE GOING

THROUGH SO CALM, PEACEFUL,

REJOICING WHAT GOD HAD DONE.

BUT I DON'T THINK THAT'S HOW

IT HAPPENED.

IMAGINE BEING THERE WITH 20

FEET WALLS OF WATER ON EACH

SIDE.

NOT KNOWING IF AT ANY MOMENT

THE WALLS WERE GOING TO

COLLAPSE.

MOTHERS ARE HOLDING ON TO

THEIR BABIES FOR DEAR LIFE.

FATHERS GRABBING THEIR LITTLE

CHILDREN'S HANDS RUNNING AS

FAST AS THEY COULD.

PEOPLE CARRYING THE ELDERLY.

IT WASN'T PEACEFUL, IT WAS

CHAOTIC.

THE WIND WAS HOLDING BACK THE

WATER.

IT WAS INCREDIBLY NOISY.

THERE WAS CONFUSION, TURMOIL;

PEOPLE WERE PANICKED,

WORRIED, THINKING ANY MOMENT

THOSE WALLS COULD COME

CRASHING DOWN.

THEY WEREN'T CALM AND

COLLECTED; THEY WERE AFRAID.

THEY FINALLY MADE IT THROUGH

TO THE OTHER SIDE.

THEN THEY STARTED REJOICING.

THEN THEY STARTED GIVING GOD

PRAISE.

WHEN YOU'RE IN THE MIDDLE OF

A MIRACLE SOMETIMES IT WILL

FEEL CHAOTIC.

YOU MAY NOT HEAR ANGELS

PLAYING HARPS AND THE

HEAVENLY CHOIRS SINGING.

THE CIRCUMSTANCES MAY NOT BE

CALM AND REASSURING.

IT MAY LOOK LIKE ALL HELL IS

BREAKING LOOSE.

THE MEDICAL REPORT MAY LOOK

WORSE.

THE VIRUS IS SPREADING

FASTER.

THE ECONOMY IS TAKING A

NOSEDIVE.

IT'S EASY TO LIVE PANICKED,

WORRIED, NOT ABLE TO SLEEP AT

NIGHT.

GOD IS SAYING, "BE STILL AND

KNOW THAT I AM GOD."

THOSE WALLS OF WATER MAY LOOK

SCARY.

YOU COULD THINK OF A HUNDRED

THINGS THAT COULD GO WRONG

BUT GOD DIDN'T BRING YOU THIS

FAR TO LEAVE YOU.

HE'S THE ONE HOLDING UP THE

WALLS.

HE'S PUSHING BACK THE

DARKNESS.

HE'S KEEPING THE TROUBLE FROM

DEFEATING YOU.

IT MAY LOOK FRIGHTENING.

THE CIRCUMSTANCES SEEM

OVERWHELMING.

STAY IN PEACE.

YOU'RE IN THE MIDDLE OF A

MIRACLE.

GOD MAY NOT DELIVER YOU FROM

THE TROUBLE.

HE MAY TAKE YOU THROUGH THE

TROUBLE.

THOSE WALLS OF WATER THAT

LOOK SO INTIMIDATING, THAT'S

NOT A SIGN THAT YOU'RE DONE.

THAT'S A SIGN THAT

BREAKTHROUGHS ARE UP AHEAD.

PROMOTION, FREEDOM, HEALING

IS IN YOUR FUTURE.

YES, THE WINDS ARE STRONG.

THE OPPOSITION IS BIGGER THAN

ANYTHING YOU'VE FACED.

BUT IT'S NOT A SURPRISE TO

GOD.

HE'S NOT GOING TO LET THE

WATER COLLAPSE.

HE'S GOING TO BRING YOU

SAFELY THROUGH TO THE OTHER

SIDE.

BUT IT'S INTERESTING HOW GOD

BROUGHT THE ISRAELITES OUT.

HE DIDN'T GIVE THEM A BRIDGE

ACROSS THE RED SEA.

IT PROBABLY WOULD HAVE BEEN

SO MUCH MORE PEACEFUL.

THEY WOULDN'T HAVE HAD TO

WORRY ABOUT THE WALLS OF

WATER.

HE COULD HAVE SENT THEM A BIG

SHIP.

HAD CARNIVAL CRUISE PULL UP

WITH SEVERAL OF THEIR

CRUISELINERS.

THE ISRAELITES COULD HAVE

GONE ACROSS IN COMFORT,

SECURE, AND NOT HAD ANY

FEARS.

BUT GOD DOESN'T ALWAYS BRING

US OUT THE MOST COMFORTABLE

WAY.

HE DOESN'T ALWAYS MAKE IT

EASY TO WHERE WE DON'T HAVE

ANY OPPOSITION, ANY REASON TO

LIVE WORRIED OR AFRAID.

THIS IS WHAT FAITH IS ALL

ABOUT.

TRUSTING HIM BETWEEN THE

WALLS OF WATER.

BEING AT PEACE WHEN OTHERS

ARE PANICKED.

STAYING CALM WHEN YOU DON'T

KNOW HOW IT'S GOING TO WORK

OUT.

THE SCRIPTURE SAYS, "GOD SENT

A STRONG EAST WIND TO BLOW

THE WATERS BACK."

IMAGINE HOW STRONG THAT WIND

HAD TO BE TO BLOW BACK 20

FEET OF WATER AND SUSTAIN IT.

THAT MEANS IT HAD TO KEEP

BLOWING.

IT WAS LOUD, NOISY, CHAOTIC.

IN ONE SENSE, GOD SENT A

STORM ON TOP OF ANOTHER

STORM.

YOU COULD THINK, "THIS

COULDN'T BE GOD.

THINGS ARE GETTING WORSE

INSTEAD OF BETTER."

YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT GOD IS

UP TO.

THOSE WINDS THAT ARE SO

NOISY, THE TROUBLE, THE

OPPOSITION.

THAT'S NOT GOING TO KEEP YOU

FROM YOUR DESTINY; IT'S

LEADING YOU TO YOUR DESTINY.

YOU'RE NOT CLOSE TO YOUR

MIRACLE ONLY WHEN EVERYTHING

IS CALM AND PEACEFUL.

SOMETIMES, IT'S THE OPPOSITE.

WHEN IT'S CHAOTIC, WHEN

YOU'RE TEMPTED TO PANIC, LIVE

AFRAID, THAT MEANS YOUR

MIRACLE IS ON THE WAY.

RIGHT NOW, WE'RE DEALING WITH

THIS VIRUS.

WE COULD LIVE WORRIED.

WHAT IF I CAN'T GO TO WORK?

WHAT ABOUT MY FINANCES.

I'M AFRAID I'M GOING TO GET

SICK.

I'M WORRIED ABOUT MY

CHILDREN."

COME BACK TO A PLACE OF

PEACE.

YES, THERE'S UNCERTAINTY.

WE DON'T KNOW WHAT THE FUTURE

HOLDS.

BUT WE DO KNOW WHO HOLDS THE

FUTURE.

GOD IS STILL ON THE THRONE.

YOU CAN'T SEE IT BUT HE'S

KEEPING YOU FROM EVIL AND

HARM.

HE'S SUSTAINING YOU IN THE

FAMINE.

HE'S BRINGING HEALING AND

WHOLENESS.

HE'S PROTECTING, PROVIDING,

FAVORING.

YOU'RE IN THE MIDDLE OF A

MIRACLE.

NOW DO LIKE PAUL AND SILAS.

THEY WERE ARRESTED FOR

SHARING THEIR FAITH AND PUT

IN THE DEEPEST DUNGEON.

THEY WERE LOCKED BEHIND

PRISON DOORS, HAD CHAINS

AROUND THEIR FEET.

THEY COULD HAVE BEEN

DEPRESSED, COMPLAINING,

WORRIED.

BUT THEY UNDERSTOOD THIS

PRINCIPLE.

THEY WERE NOT JUST IN THE

MIDDLE OF A DUNGEON BUT THEY

WERE IN THE MIDDLE OF A

MIRACLE.

THEY KNEW THE SAME GOD THAT

SENT THE WIND TO BLOW BACK

THE RED SEA FOR THE

ISRAELITES COULD MAKE A WAY

WHERE THEY DIDN'T SEE A WAY.

AT MIDNIGHT, THEY STARTED

SINGING PRAISES TO GOD.

WHEN YOU CAN SING IN THE

STORM, WHEN YOU CAN PRAISE

THROUGH THE PAIN, WHEN YOU

CAN THANK GOD HE'S WORKING

INSTEAD OF COMPLAINING ABOUT

THE TROUBLE.

GET READY, YOUR MIRACLE IS ON

THE WAY.

ALL OF A SUDDEN THERE WAS A

GREAT EARTHQUAKE.

THE PRISON DOORS FLUNG OPEN.

CHAINS FELL OFF THEIR FEET.

THEY WALKED OUT AS FREE MEN.

GOD SENT AN EARTHQUAKE.

HE USED ANOTHER STORM TO GET

THEM OUT OF A STORM.

DON'T BE SURPRISED IF GOD

DOES IT IN AN UNUSUAL WAY.

LIKE PAUL AND SILAS, YOU MAY

FEEL LIKE YOU'RE IN THE

MIDDLE OF TROUBLE.

DEALING WITH AN ILLNESS,

WORRIED ABOUT YOUR FINANCES,

CONCERNED ABOUT YOUR

CHILDREN.

WHAT YOU'RE UP AGAINST SEEMS

BIGGER, STRONGER.

BUT YOU HAVE DO TO LIKE THEM

AND RECOGNIZE YOU'RE NOT JUST

IN THE MIDDLE OF DIFFICULTY,

YOU'RE IN THE MIDDLE OF A

MIRACLE.

IF YOU WILL START THANKING

GOD THAT HE'S WORKING,

THANKING HIM THAT HE'S BIGGER

THAN WHAT YOU'RE FACING,

THANKING HIM THAT HE'S

HOLDING UP THE WALLS OF

WATER; THEN YOU'RE GOING TO

SEE SITUATIONS SUDDENLY TURN

AROUND.

SUDDENLY YOU GET WELL.

SUDDENLY YOUR CHILD GETS BACK

ON COURSE.

SUDDENLY THAT PROBLEM

RESOLVES.

WHEN YOU'RE IN THE MIDDLE,

YOU HAVE TO TURN UP YOUR

PRAISE.

"FATHER, THANK YOU THAT NO

WEAPON FORMED AGAINST ME WILL

PROSPER. THANK YOU THAT THIS

DIFFICULTY DIDN'T COME TO

STAY, IT CAME TO PASS.

THANK YOU THAT EVEN NOW

THINGS ARE CHANGING IN MY

FAVOR."

I KNOW A YOUNG MAN NAMED

CHRIS THAT'S BEEN ATTENDING

LAKEWOOD WITH HIS FAMILY

SINCE HE WAS 9 YEARS OLD.

HE GREW UP HEALTHY AND VERY

ACTIVE BUT AT 17, HE STARTED

HAVING FEVER AND FLUCTUATION

IN HIS WEIGHT.

HE EVENTUALLY LOST THE

STRENGTH AND MOBILITY IN HIS

LEGS.

AFTER TWO WEEKS IN THE

HOSPITAL, HE WAS DIAGNOSED

WITH A RARE FORM OF LUPUS.

HE COULD HAVE BEEN

DISCOURAGED, GIVEN UP ON

LIFE; BUT CHRIS IS A FIGHTER.

HE KNEW HE WASN'T JUST IN THE

MIDDLE OF A RARE SICKNESS; HE

WAS IN THE MIDDLE OF A

MIRACLE.

HE DECORATED THE WALLS OF HIS

HOUSE WITH SCRIPTURE VERSES.

"I WILL LIVE AND NOT DIE AND

DECLARE THE WORKS OF THE

LORD."

"BY HIS STRIPES, I AM

HEALED."

CHRIS STARTED VOLUNTEERING

HERE AT LAKEWOOD.

I WOULD SEE HIM FAITHFULLY

SERVING, HELPING OTHERS YEAR

AFTER YEAR.

I'VE NEVER HEARD CHRIS

COMPLAIN.

I'VE NEVER SEEN HIM WITHOUT

A SMILE.

IF YOU ASK HIM HOW HE'S

DOING, HE'S GOING TO TELL YOU

THAT HE'S BLESSED, THAT HE'S

HEALED, THAT HE HAS THE FAVOR

OF GOD.

IT'S ONE THING TO BELIEVE

THAT WHEN EVERYTHING'S GOING

YOUR WAY, THAT'S EASY.

THE REAL TEST COMES WHEN LIFE

THROWS YOU A CURVE, WHEN

YOU'RE FACING SOMETHING

THAT'S OUT OF YOUR CONTROL.

CHRIS CONTINUED TO STRUGGLE

WITH HIS HEALTH.

ONE DAY HE LOOKED LIKE HE

GAINED 50 POUNDS, ANOTHER DAY

HE LOOKED SKIN AND BONES.

HE SPENT TIME IN AND OUT OF

THE HOSPITAL, FIGHTING THE

GOOD FIGHT OF FAITH.

IT DIDN'T SEEM LIKE HE WAS IN

THE MIDDLE OF A MIRACLE.

THE MEDICAL REPORT SAID HE

WOULD NEVER GET WELL.

BUT GOD CAN DO WHAT MEDICINE

CANNOT DO.

MEDICAL SCIENCE MAY RUN OUT

OF OPTIONS, BUT GOD NEVER

RUNS OUT OF OPTIONS.

HE BREATHED LIFE INTO YOU, HE

HAS THE FINAL SAY.

CHRIS IS 40 YEARS OLD NOW.

LAST YEAR, AFTER FIGHTING

OVER 20 YEARS, HIS HEART AND

KIDNEYS BEGAN TO FAIL.

IN OCTOBER, HE WAS

HOSPITALIZED AND GIVEN A

TEMPORARY PUMP TO KEEP HIS

HEART BEATING.

THE DOCTORS SAID HIS ONLY

CHANCE OF SURVIVAL WAS A

HEART TRANSPLANT.

HE WAS PLACED ON THE WAITING

LIST BUT THERE WERE SO MANY

AHEAD OF HIM, IT SEEMED

UNLIKELY THAT HE WOULD MAKE

IT.

HE'S BEEN IN THE HOSPITAL THE

LAST 5 MONTHS IN ICU.

THE DOCTORS TOLD HIM THAT ALL

OF HIS ORGANS WOULD START TO

SHUT DOWN.

CHRIS WOULDN'T HEAR OF IT.

HE KEPT DECLARING HEALTH,

WHOLENESS, VICTORY, AND MUCH

TO THEIR SURPRISE HE DEFIED

THE ODDS AND HIS OTHER ORGANS

REMAINED HEALTHY.

LAST WEEK, HIS WIFE

UNEXPECTEDLY RECEIVED THE

CALL THAT THEY HAD BEEN

PRAYING FOR SO LONG.

THERE WAS A DONOR FOR CHRIS.

IT JUST SO HAPPENED IT WAS A

PERFECT MATCH.

NOT ONLY A HEART LIKE THEY

WERE PRAYING FOR BUT THERE

WERE TWO KIDNEYS AS WELL.

THE FAMILY STOOD OUTSIDE AND

TOOK PICTURES OF THE

AMBULANCE ARRIVING WITH

CHRIS'S NEW ORGANS.

HE HAD THE HEART AND KIDNEY

TRANSPLANT AT THE SAME TIME.

THE SURGERY WAS SUCCESSFUL

AND CHRIS IS WELL ON HIS WAY

TO THE LIFE HE'S ALWAYS BEEN

DREAMING ABOUT -

HEALTHY AND WHOLE.

THERE WAS A PRAYER HE PRAYED

EVERY DAY FROM PSALM 51.

"GOD, CREATE IN ME A CLEAN

HEART."

HE SAID, "GOD NOT ONLY GAVE

ME A NEW HEART BUT HE GAVE ME

KIDNEYS AS WELL."

THAT'S THE WAY OUR GOD IS.

HE EXCEEDS OUR EXPECTATIONS.

IT MAY LOOK LIKE THAT

SICKNESS IS PERMANENT.

THAT ADDICTION IS NEVER GOING

TO CHANGE.

YOU'LL NEVER SEE YOUR FAMILY

RESTORED, IT'S TOO LATE.

THE PROBLEM IS TOO BIG.

CAN I ENCOURAGE YOU?

YOU'RE IN THE MIDDLE OF A

MIRACLE.

GOD ALREADY HAS THE SOLUTION.

HE'S ALREADY LINED UP THE

GOOD BREAKS, THE HEALING,

THE RIGHT PEOPLE.

DON'T BELIEVE THE LIES THAT

YOU'VE SEEN YOUR BEST DAYS.

DO LIKE CHRIS, LIVE FROM A

PLACE OF FAITH, A PLACE OF

TRUST.

WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE

CIRCUMSTANCES, YOU COULD BE

NEGATIVE, WORRIED, THINKING

IT'S NEVER GOING TO CHANGE.

BUT IF CHRIS WERE HERE, HE

WOULD TELL YOU, GOD IS A

FAITHFUL GOD.

YOUR TIME IS COMING.

HE'S NOT ONLY GOING TO DO

WHAT YOU ASKED BUT HE'S GOING

TO EXCEED YOUR EXPECTATIONS.

THE SCRIPTURE SAYS, "IS THERE

ANYTHING TOO HARD FOR THE

LORD?"

HE SPOKE WORLDS INTO

EXISTENCE.

HE FLUNG STARS INTO SPACE.

HE HAS YOU IN THE PALM OF HIS

HAND.

WHAT HE'S DESTINED FOR YOUR

LIFE WILL COME TO PASS.

I BELIEVE RIGHT NOW FAITH IS

RISING IN YOUR HEART.

DREAMS ARE COMING BACK TO

LIFE.

PROMISES THAT YOU'VE GIVEN UP

ON ARE ABOUT TO BE FULFILLED.

YOU MAY BE IN A DIFFICULT

TIME BUT HAVE A NEW

PERSPECTIVE.

YOU'RE IN THE MIDDLE OF A

MIRACLE.

THE ENEMY WOULDN'T BE COMING

AGAINST YOU IF HE DIDN'T KNOW

SOMETHING AMAZING WAS IN YOUR

FUTURE.

THIS IS NOT THE TIME TO LIVE

WORRIED, AFRAID.

THE GOD WHO BREATHED LIFE

INTO YOU IS WATCHING OVER

YOU.

HE'S KEEPING THE WALLS UP.

HE'S PUSHING BACK THE

OPPOSITION.

HE'S ORDERING YOUR STEPS.

PUTTING YOU AT THE RIGHT

PLACE AT THE RIGHT TIME.

ISAIAH SAID, "SAY TO THE

RIGHTEOUS, IT SHALL BE WELL

WITH YOU."

YOU ARE THE RIGHTEOUS.

YOU WOULDN'T BE LISTENING IF

YOU DIDN'T HAVE A HEART AFTER

GOD.

THERE'S A LOT OF FEAR AND

PANIC IN THE WORLD BUT THIS

VIRUS IS NOT GOING TO STOP

YOUR DESTINY.

IT SHALL BE WELL WITH YOU.

THE MEDICAL REPORT MAY NOT

LOOK GOOD.

YOU'VE BEEN DEALING WITH THAT

SICKNESS FOR YEARS.

IT'S NOT PERMANENT, IT SHALL

BE WELL WITH YOU.

HEALING IS ON THE WAY.

YOU LOST A LOVED ONE.

YOU DON'T THINK YOU CAN GO

ON. IT'S NOT THE END.

GOD HAS A NEW BEGINNING.

LET THIS PHRASE SINK DOWN IN

YOUR SPIRIT: IT SHALL BE WELL

WITH YOU.

YOU HAD A SETBACK IN YOUR

FINANCES. BUSINESS IS SLOW;

YOU DON'T KNOW HOW YOU'RE

GOING TO MAKE IT.

GOD HAS IT ALL FIGURED OUT.

HE'S YOUR PROVIDER.

HE CLOTHED THE LILIES OF THE

FIELD.

HE FEEDS THE BIRDS OF THE

AIR.

HE KNOWS HOW TO TAKE CARE OF

YOU.

NEW DOORS ARE GOING TO OPEN.

OPPORTUNITIES ARE GOING TO

COME LOOKING FOR YOU.

IT SHALL BE WELL WITH YOU.

NOW, THE CIRCUMSTANCES MAY

LOOK THE OPPOSITE.

THINGS ARE COMING AGAINST YOU

IN YOUR HEALTH, YOUR

FINANCES, A RELATIONSHIP.

IT MAY NOT BE WELL NOW, BUT

YOU HAVE THIS PROMISE, IT

SHALL BE WELL.

THE OPPOSITION, THE TROUBLE,

THE LACK, IT'S NOT THE END.

WHY? YOU'RE IN THE MIDDLE

OF A MIRACLE.

VICTORY IS COMING.

HEALING IS COMING.

FREEDOM IS COMING.

NEW LEVELS ARE COMING.

SECOND KINGS, CHAPTER 7, THE

SYRIAN ARMY HAD SURROUNDED

THE CITY OF SAMARIA AND CUT

OFF THEIR FOOD SUPPLY.

THE ISRAELITES WERE STARVING

AND FACED CERTAIN DEATH.

THERE WERE FOUR LEPERS

SITTING OUTSIDE THE CITY

GATES.

THEY SAID, "WE'RE GOING TO

DIE HERE ANYWAY, LET'S GO

DOWN TO THE ENEMY'S CAMP AND

SEE WHAT THEY'RE DOING."

THEY STARTED WALKING TOWARD

THE SYRIANS, GOD CAUSED THE

SOUND OF THEIR FOOTSTEPS TO

BE MULTIPLIED.

THE SCRIPTURE SAYS, "THE

SYRIAN ARMY HEARD THE CLATTER

OF THOUSANDS OF SPEEDING

CHARIOTS AND THE SOUND OF A

VAST ARMY APPROACHING."

THEY WERE SO AFRAID, THEY

PANICKED AND TOOK OFF RUNNING

INTO THE DESERT FLEEING FOR

THEIR LIVES.

THEY LEFT IN SUCH A HURRY,

THEY DIDN'T TAKE ANY OF THEIR

POSSESSIONS, ANY OF THEIR

FOOD, SUPPLIES, THEIR GOLD,

THEIR SILVER.

THEY LEFT EVERYTHING BEHIND.

WHEN THE LEPERS ARRIVED, THEY

COULDN'T BELIEVE IT.

THEY DIDN'T KNOW WHAT

HAPPENED.

THEY WENT BACK AND TOLD THE

ISRAELITES.

THEY CAME AND GATHERED UP ALL

THEIR FOOD AND BELONGINGS.

IT WAS A GREAT VICTORY.

BUT WHAT'S INTERESTING IS

WHEN THE LEPERS WERE WALKING

TO THE ENEMY'S CAMP, THEY

DIDN'T HEAR ANYTHING

DIFFERENT.

EVEN THOUGH GOD MULTIPLIED

THE SOUND OF THEIR FOOTSTEPS,

THEY COULDN'T HEAR IT.

EVERYTHING SEEMED NORMAL TO

THEM.

THEY WERE JUST DOING WHAT

THEY KNEW TO DO.

WHAT THEY COULDN'T SEE WAS

GOD WAS WORKING BEHIND THE

SCENES DOING THINGS THEY

NEVER DREAMED.

IN THE NATURAL, THEY DIDN'T

HAVE A CHANCE.

BUT WE SERVE A SUPERNATURAL

GOD.

THEY THOUGHT IT WAS THE END;

THERE WAS NO WAY THEY COULD

LIVE.

ALL THE ODDS WERE AGAINST

THEM.

THEY DIDN'T REALIZE THEY WERE

IN THE MIDDLE OF A MIRACLE.

GOD WAS MAKING THINGS HAPPEN

THAT THEY KNEW NOTHING ABOUT.

WHEN YOU'RE DOING THE RIGHT

THING AND MAKING DECISIONS

THAT HONOR GOD, YOU MAY NOT

SEE ANYTHING IMPROVING.

YOU STILL HAVE THAT PROBLEM

AT WORK.

YOUR HEALTH HASN'T GOTTEN

BETTER.

YOUR FINANCES LOOK THE SAME.

WHAT YOU CAN'T SEE IS GOD IS

BEHIND THE SCENES

ORCHESTRATING THINGS IN YOUR

FAVOR.

LINING UP THE BREAKS YOU

NEED, MOVING THE WRONG PEOPLE

OUT OF THE WAY.

IT SEEMS LIKE WHERE YOU ARE

IS PERMANENT, BUT GOD IS

CAUSING PEOPLE TO HEAR WHAT

THEY NEED TO HEAR.

HE'S MULTIPLYING WHAT YOU

KNOW NOTHING ABOUT.

YOU'RE GOING TO SEE THINGS

FALL INTO PLACE THAT DON'T

MAKE SENSE.

LIKE THESE LEPERS, YOU'LL BE

SCRATCHING YOUR HEAD

THINKING, "HOW DID THAT

HAPPEN?"

YOU THOUGHT YOU WERE STUCK IN

YOUR CAREER AND GONE AS FAR

AS YOU CAN.

BUT OUT OF NOWHERE, PROMOTION

CAME TO YOU.

A DOOR OPENED THAT YOU COULD

NEVER OPEN.

YOU THOUGHT YOU WOULD NEVER

GET WELL.

BUT IT WASN'T THE END.

LIKE CHRIS, YOU WERE IN THE

MIDDLE OF A MIRACLE.

AGAINST ALL ODDS, YOUR HEALTH

BEGAN TO TURN AROUND.

NOW WHAT IF THESE LEPERS

WOULD HAVE THOUGHT WE DON'T

HAVE A CHANCE.

NO USE WALKING DOWN THERE.

THAT'S WASTING OUR TIME.

THEY WOULD HAVE MISSED THEIR

MIRACLE.

EVERY CIRCUMSTANCE SAID THEY

WERE DONE.

THEY WERE OUTNUMBERED.

THEY HAD A DREADED DISEASE.

BUT WHEN THEY DARED TO TAKE

THAT STEP OF FAITH, THINGS

SUPERNATURALLY TURNED AROUND.

YOU MAY HAVE OPPOSITION AND

THINGS COMING AGAINST YOU.

YOU DON'T SEE HOW YOUR

SITUATION COULD RESOLVE.

BUT IF YOU'LL JUST KEEP

MOVING FORWARD IN FAITH

KNOWING THAT GOD IS IN THE

PROCESS OF BRINGING YOU OUT,

THAT HE'S MAKING THINGS

HAPPEN THAT YOU CAN'T SEE,

NOT BELIEVING THOSE LIES THAT

WHERE YOU ARE IS PERMANENT,

THEN YOU'RE GOING TO COME

INTO THESE TIMES WHERE GOD

SHOWS OUT IN YOUR LIFE.

WHERE HE MAKES THINGS HAPPEN

THAT YOU COULDN'T MAKE

HAPPEN.

DON'T LET THE FACT THAT IT'S

STRESSFUL AND YOU'RE TEMPTED

TO BE PANICKED AND WORRIED

CONVINCE YOU THAT IT'S NOT

GOING TO WORK OUT.

MOST OF THE TIME WHEN YOU'RE

IN THE MIDDLE OF A MIRACLE,

IT'S NOT PEACEFUL.

THERE ARE WALLS OF WATER ON

EACH SIDE THAT COULD

COLLAPSE.

THERE'S A PHARAOH CHASING

YOU.

THERE'S WIND AND NOISE.

DON'T PANIC.

GOD HAS YOU RIGHT WHERE HE

WANTS YOU.

HE'S IN CONTROL.

HE'S KEEPING THE OPPOSITION

FROM DEFEATING YOU.

IT'S JUST A MATTER OF TIME

BEFORE YOU MAKE IT TO THE

OTHER SIDE.

I'M ASKING YOU TO LIVE FROM A

PLACE OF PEACE, A PLACE OF

TRUST.

IF YOU'LL DO THIS, I BELIEVE

AND DECLARE THE FORCES THAT

ARE TRYING TO STOP YOU ARE

BEING BROKEN.

THINGS ARE CHANGING IN YOUR

FAVOR.

HEALING IS COMING.

FREEDOM. PROMOTION.

BREAKTHROUGHS.

ALL WILL BE WELL WITH YOU.

IN JESUS' NAME.

AND IF YOU RECEIVE IT, CAN

YOU SAY AMEN, TODAY?

I'D LIKE TO GIVE YOU AN

OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE JESUS THE

LORD OF YOUR LIFE.

WOULD YOU PRAY WITH ME?

JUST SAY, LORD JESUS, I

REPENT OF MY SINS.

COME INTO MY HEART.

I MAKE YOU MY LORD AND

SAVIOR.

WELL, FRIENDS IF YOU PRAYED

THAT SIMPLE PRAYER, WE

BELIEVE YOU GOT BORN AGAIN.

GET IN A GOOD BIBLE-BASED

CHURCH AND KEEP GOD FIRST

PLACE.

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