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The Secret Advantage of Quarantine

Chris Holland
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Chris Holland

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  • May 2, 2020
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Did you know that the Korean team has an advantage for the people of God today I want to share with you my dear friends how and why you should take advantage of this opportunity right now let's pray Heavenly Father we are grateful for the opportunity to study your word and now as we open the Bible help us to understand touch our lives in a very special way we pray this in Jesus' name amen friend Have you ever been so angry with someone Have you ever been so upset that you've said even allowed or maybe in your mind I could just kill them I want you to go back with me some 4000 years ago a group of brothers to have that same feeling the difference of having that feeling or saying it out loud these brothers these brothers actually acted upon the feelings which they had these brothers were out tending their flocks 10 of the brothers they were of a family of 12 brothers and one sister 10 of the brothers were out tending to the flocks they were in the ancient city of shock come and had moved their flocks to the ancient city of don't think man there as they were tending their flocks the Father sent one of his young sons the 2nd youngest son to go and visit the brothers now if we're being honest about the story of the Father sent to this 2nd youngest brother to go and check up on the mischief that the 10 other brothers may have been Korea creating. As those 10 brothers saw their 2nd youngest brother coming it was at that moment that they begin conversing with one another and they decided that they were going to kill this brother because they hated him so much the oldest brother convinced the rest of them that they should not kill the brother how would you imagine for a moment how angry you would have to be to actually want to kill someone the 2nd youngest brother arrived in the camp and they tore his clothes from his coat from him and they thought and they threw him in a pit trying to decide what they were going to do with him there Joseph sat in the it having had exercised upon him the pent up feelings of jealousy and hatred and would you imagine for a moment Joseph a badge and what it felt like to be sitting at the bottom of an empty well dark damp Undoubtedly he was hurting because I'm sure his brothers didn't gently lower him down in to this pit they cast him into the pit he was bruised and battered imagine being in a dark damp pit hurting and bruised I want you to imagine for a moment the emotions that Joe Steve must've felt as he sat there at the bottom of this bit fearful of the future have you ever been afraid of the future anxious about his present circumstances have you ever wondered how am I going to be provided for what am I going to do you imagine with me for a moment how Joseph must have felt as he sat there at the bottom of this pit wondering how in the world did this all happen. How did it get to this place some of you might be asking what does this have to do with Cornton just hang with me for a moment just hang for a moment how did we get to this place how did we get to this place with this young boy Joseph sitting at the bottom of a pit and empty Well Joseph was the 11th of 12 sons and one daughter all of them were the sons of Jacob who had his name changed to Israel these were to be the chosen people the chosen people of God God's children but the brothers of Joseph seem to have a real problem how did they come to this problem that they had with Joseph if you have your Bibles with you and I would encourage you get to your Bible if you have a physical Bible open that physical Bible if you have your phone get out your phone follow along read for yourself it's very important when we study the Word of God to read and look at the Word of God yourself and for those of you watching online if you don't have a Bible you need a Bible you leave a comment in the comments section or you email us at info at Hope Lives 365 dot com We want to make sure that you have the Word of God because it is the Word of God that is powerful and mighty in someone's life in Genesis Chapter 37 it tells us how we arrived at the story of Joseph being at the bottom of the pit. In Genesis Chapter 37 beginning in verse one it says these words now Jacob dwelt in the land where his father was a stranger in the land of Canaan this is the history of Jacob Joseph being 1717 years old was feeding the flock with his brothers and the lad was with the sons of Bill ha and the sons of zil Pa remember Jacob had several wives these were 2 of the women that were his wives his fathers wives and Joseph brought a bad report to the Father so Joseph essentially if were just putting it very plain told on his brothers his brothers were doing something wrong and Joseph told the father about it well how did that make the brothers feel verse 3 says now Israel loved it Joseph more than all his children because he was the son of his old age also he made him a tunic of many colors but when his brothers saw that their father loved him more than all his brothers they hated him and could not speak peaceably to him and so it's here we see the beginnings of the problems Joseph was the favorite he was the favorite son Joseph told on his brothers Joseph received special treatments and gifts in the Bible says that the brothers hated him they despised him they detested him literally in the original language but if it couldn't be worse it does there in verse 5 it says now Joseph had a dream and he told it to his brothers and they hated him even more. So he said to them please hear this dream which I have dreamed. There we were binding sheaves in the field then behold my Sheaffer rose and also stood upright and indeed your sheaves stood all around and bowed down to my sheaf Joseph had been going to be in a dream by god of what was to happen in the future and we'll talk about that in just a moment said Don't go away you want to stay and listen to what happened in the life of Joseph but Joseph has this dream and it instills greater hatred in his brothers verse 8 continues and his brother said to him Shall you indeed reign over us or shall you indeed have dominion over us so they hated him so they hated him even more for his dreams and his words once again their hate is building and building and building against Joseph verse 9 continues with how we get to this place where Joseph is sickening in the bottom of a pit that he dreams still another dream and told it to his brothers and said look I have dreamed another dream and this time the sun moon and the 11 stars bowed down to me so he told it to his fathers and to his father and his brothers and his father rebuked him and said to him What is this dream you have dream show your mother and I and your brothers indeed come to bow down to the earth before you and his brothers envied him but his father kept the matter and mine right here in the story of their hatred is channeled into envy into jealousy and then that jealousy would lead them on the path of actually desiring to kill their brother and that takes us back to that pit dark damp with young Joseph. 17 years old sitting in the pit fearful anxious wondering imagine being there imagine being Joseph but I want you to think about the brothers what are you now going to do you've cast your brother into a pit this brother who has told on you before for mischief that you've done now you've thrown him in a pit so the brothers are talking the oldest brother Reuben talks his brothers out of killing Joseph undoubtedly with the idea of somehow someway sneaking Joseph back to his father Jacob but Reuben talks them out of it but again what do you do Joseph is he's in the pit has told on you before there jealousy was no less their hatred was no less they think about it what would Jacob do when he heard that these brothers threw Joseph in the pit and so these brothers are coming up with a plan what do we do what do we do and there there in the distance there in the distance come with me back to ancient don't think there in the distance the brother saw the answer to the question what are we going to do with Joseph some Midianite traders began traveling they saw them in the distance traveling toward them and there the Midianite traders also referred in some Bible versions as Ishmael Ishmael light traders that come up with a plan in fact Judah the crafty one came up with a plan the plan he came up with is recorded in Genesis Chapter 37 vs 26 to 28 follow along with me Genesis Chapter 37 vs 26 to 28. The Bible says so Judah said to his brothers what profit is there if we kill our brother and conceal his blood Come let us sell him to the Ishmael lights and let not our hand be upon him for he is our brother and our flesh and his brothers listened then the Midianite traitors passed by so the brothers pulled Joseph up lifted him out of the pit and sold him to the Ishmael lights for 20 shackles and silver and they took Joseph to each Judah the crafty one comes up with a plan let's sell him in the slavery he's our brother he's a flash Never mind you that they wanted to kill him but now Judah arranges and convinces his brothers let's sell him they sell them for 20 shekels of silver which was less than the price of a slave but you see the brother still had a problem on their hand Joseph had been sent what are they going to do how are they going to explain to their father Jacob that Joseph is gone well they take the coat that they stole and tore from Joseph they concocted a story dipped the coat in blood returned to their father and said This is what we found a laugh an animal must have torn him to pieces and with that their problem with God What about us what about us sold to Midianite traitors imagine with me for a moment that you were Joseph on that journey you see in the Bible it takes a mere moment to read about the journey from don't then to Egypt but that journey when you look at in ancient Bible Atlas. It's a journey of some 300 miles over 480 kilometers. Traveling at the average travel speeds of the day in the most ideal conditions it would have taken the issue alight traders carting Josephs down to Egypt at least 5th teen days 15 days from imagine being Joseph alone away from family sold on doubted Lee being mistreated Undoubtedly he was hungry thirsty but now with bigger questions about the future have you ever wondered about your future Have you ever wondered what's in store for you in your life I want you to imagine being Joseph wondering what it's going to calm next could it get any worse anxious fearful detain So what does this all have to do with corn the word corn teen is defined in the dictionary as to exclude detain or isolate for political social or hygenic reasons it's my dear friends all of us at this point in time r r r r experiencing a core and teen so to speak a stay at home order for hygenic reasons to protect and keep safe people around us but you see Joseph was in voluntarily detained he was taken captive sold into slavery but here is my question. What would Joseph do in this detainment in this colon Dean that he was now experiencing and a bigger question is what can we learn from the core and teen of Joseph is there any secret advantage to Corinth teen Joe's sold into slavery on a 15 day journey to Egypt confused b. will do anxious fearful was he going to give up on God was he going to curse God would he question the very existence of God What would he do in a wonderful little book on the life of the early patriarchs of the Bible patriarchs in profits on pages 213 into 14 there is a wonderful commentary that speaks of Joseph journey listen to these words for a time Joseph gave himself up to uncommon Trold grief and terror let me pause there for a moment could you blame him being taken captive sold into slavery traveling to who knows where hungry beaten could you could you blame him for uncontrolled grief and terror Have you ever experienced uncontrolled grief and terror what would he do in that moment the passage continues but in the providence of God Even this experience was to be a blessing to him again let me hit the pause How is that possible how could this experience be a blessing listen carefully because in it we're going to begin to see the seeds to the secret advantage of corn Dean. He had learned as continuing with the quotation he had learned in a few hours that which years might not otherwise have taught him then his thoughts turned to his father's God in his childhood he had been taught to love and fear him often in his father's 10 he had listened to the story of the vision that Jacob saw as he fled from his home an exile and a fugitive he had been told of the Lord's promises to Jacob and how they had been fulfilled how in the hour of need the angels of God had come to instruct comfort and protect him and he had learned of the love of God in providing for men a redeemer now all these precious lessons came vividly before him Joseph believed that the God of his father's would be his God He then and there gave himself only to the Lord and he prayed that the keeper of Israel would be with him in the land of his exile his soul thrilled with the high resolve to prove himself true to God under all circumstances to act as became a subject of the King of Heaven he would serve the Lord with an undivided heart he would meet the trials of his lot with fortitude and perform every duty with the Della t one day's experience had been the turning point in Joseph's life its terrible calamity had transformed him from a petted child to a man thoughtful courageous and self-possessed from a petted boy to a man. Maybe you're watching today and you grew up hearing the stories of the Bible maybe you're watching today maybe you're taking a part in our service today and you've heard the stories of the Bible maybe you heard it from your parents maybe you heard it from your grandparents or your great grandparents and somehow some way you've become disconnected I want you to stay with us because God wants you back he wants you to experience the secret advantage of Coron teen you see Joseph had a decision is in this moment he had a decision and the decision was clear and the decision was plain would he stay in uncontrolled grief and terror or would he move from a pet a boy to a man from a and if you're a woman listening from a little girl to a woman of God you said instead of questioning God Joseph did not give up on God instead of giving up on God Joseph took those quiet moments of his 15 day travel from both into Egypt he took those moments to take spiritual inventory in his life he took those moments to be accountable to himself and accountable to God And here's what I must wonder aloud here as we talk and as we experience this core in teen situation will we like Joseph take these quiet moments to really assess life and recommit to valuable priorities or will we let this moment pass and simply go back to life is normal you see this was a point a fundamental change for Joseph. Will this corps in teen be a fundamental change for you will it be a fundamental change for me because even in this moment even in this pause where we are core in teen where we've been asked to stay home is it possible that we're allowing ourselves to get even busier than we were before we have our phones we have our tablets we have our laptops and now thanks to zoom and Microsoft teams we can be in a meeting anywhere and anytime we want now let me be clear let me be clear I don't want you to misunderstand there's a place for technology and I'm thankful for the opportunity to have meetings with my team when that's needed but what I must wonder aloud Is it possible that the devil is capitalizing on the wonderful tool of technology and other entertainments to keep us so busy that we miss the quiet moments with God and His e capitalizing on our binge watching of a show of our past time that we don't have a quiet moment with God to hear his voice and what he wants us to say you see this core and team has an advantage there is an advantage to those who are willing to listen there's a story told of the great man of God Alija the great prophet of God who had come to a very pinnacle moment in his life and there he had a moment of depression and God spoke to a larger and it's the stories recorded in 1st Kings 19 I invite you to open your Bible the 1st Kings 19 there in 1st Kings 19 beginning in verse 11 God speaking. To ally just said these words then he said speaking of God go out in stand on the mountain before the Lord and be whole the Lord passed by in a great and strong wind tore into the mountains and broke the rocks in pieces before the Lord but the Lord was not in the wood when and after the wind an earthquake but the Lord was not in the earthquake and after the earthquake a fire but the Lord was not in the fire and after the fire a still small voice and here it is my dear friends what is the secret advantage of the corn can you hear are you listening the secret advantage of the corn is in the quietness of the moment the still small voice of God You see for Joseph that still small voice left him in peace gave him joy and led him to faithfulness and fruitfulness you see Joseph journey with the Midianite strangers ended with him being sold to the Egyptian part of her part of her was an officer of Pharaoh Now again I want you to think about this Joseph is beaten by his brothers thrown into a pit sold to Midianite traders travels 15 days and probably less than desirable conditions but in that less than desirable time in that corn teen moment in that moment of detainment Joseph makes a decision where he goes from up at the boy to a man of courage and faithfulness now here arrives in Egypt. And he's free to write No he sold to pata for you see it's a lesson my dear friends even when we make a decision in the quiet moments with God when we make a decision to give our lives to him to be faithful to him to be courageous for him to fully healed ourselves to Him That does not promise us a life that is without trial and tribulation it is not promised us a life that is free from challenges and problems and so for this young Joseph he wind he went from many a night traders now to being a servant in the home of pot a for pot a for an officer of the court for Pharaoh he was the captain of the guard but when he bought Joseph and when he saw Joseph in his home he noticed something different and Genesis 39 tells us what he noticed different about Joseph again if you have your Bibles Genesis 39 verses one to 4 What is it that part of her noticed different now Joseph had been taken down to Egypt and part of for an officer of Pharaoh captain of the guard and he Gyptian bought him from the Ishmael lites who had taken him down there the Lord was with Joseph and he was a successful man and he was in the house of his master the Egyptian and his master saw that the Lord was with him and that the Lord made all he did to prosper in his hand so Joseph found favor in his sight and served him then he made him overseer of his house and all that he had he put under his authority can you believe that Joseph I habe or slave in the House of pot of her is made to be the overseer a pot of 1st house. How was it that part of her was able to see something different in Joseph How was it that Joseph was able to exude a commitment to God in these circumstances think about it favored child sold into slavery alone away from home away from family away from friends different foods a foreigner in a foreign land what was he to do what was it that he was to do so more in 19 outlines how how Joseph stayed faithful in his time of his skipping around in Psalm 119 but if you want to reference this I'm going to read 1st as 15 and 1627 and 284878 and 148 someone 19 How is it that Joseph demonstrated a faithful life how is it that Joseph maintained his faithfulness in a terrible situation listen to these words I will meditate on your precepts and contemplate your ways I will delight myself in your statutes I will not forget your word make me understand the way of your precepts so shall I meditate on your wonderful works my soul melts from heaviness strength than me according to your word and I will meditate on your statutes let the proud be ashamed for they treated me wrongfully with false hood but I will meditate on your precepts my eyes are awake through the night watches that I may meditate on your word Joseph exuded faithfulness because in a moment he made a decision he made a decision. That he would be faithful he made a decision that he would listen to God and just so we're clear just because Joseph was committed and we might be committed just because Joseph spent time in God's word and we may spend time in God's word just because we have quiet moments with God just as Joseph had quiet moments of God doesn't mean that everything will go our way Joseph was made the overseer of pot of 1st house but someone wanted to disturb that peace there and Potter 1st house pot of 1st own wife and eyes for Joseph she wanted Joseph to be hers she pursued him with everything she had and listen to this friends and again I want you to imagine with me for a moment that you're in Josef's place Joseph could have folded on his commitment to God He could have said you know what this would be advantageous for me to be with pot of 1st wife she's the queen of the house she can make my life really really easy he could place himself in an advantageous position he could have moved forward no one would have known he was the overseer of the house he could arrange for everything so no one would see part of her would never find out but no you see Joseph had discovered the secret advantage of the corn team he had discovered that through the quiet moments with God listening to God's voice God would give him peace God would give him joy God would help him to be faithful and God would help him to be fruitful no matter what the circumstance was Genesis 39 in verse 8 records the faithfulness of Joseph listen to these extraordinary words speaking of Joseph and his rebuffing of pot of 1st wife but he refuse refused and said to his master's wife look. My master does not know what is with me in the house and he has committed all that he has to my hand there is no one greater in this house than I nor has he kept back anything from me but you because you are his wife how then can I do this great wickedness and I want you to notice then what Joseph says and sin against God He did not do this to maintain faithfulness to part of her he did this to mean 15 a faithfulness to God and then it says but the Lord was with Joseph and showed mercy and he gave him favor in the sight of the keeper of the prison this is later when I this is later in the story see friends are we so busy that we don't have time to hear the voice of God Is it possible that we are not realizing the secret advantage of the Corinth seen you see part of her as wife continued her pursued and when she could not have Joseph she invented a story and concocted a scenario in which she was able to say that Joseph had attempted to violate her and told her husband and the Bible says that then Joseph was thrown in jail that is a fascinating conclusion to Joseph's time in part of her house you see when you read ancient Egyptian history you find out that the that the punishment for adultery the punishment for rape with severe sometimes it was execution sometimes it was 40 lashes across the bottom of your feet but we don't read anything about that for Joseph Joseph was put in prison but he wasn't put in just any prison Joseph was put in the King's prison the king's prison undoubtedly being a much better facility than any other prison what can we deduct from this scholars alike deduct the same. Part of for new Josephs character and part of her knew his wife's character you see while saving his wife from humiliation by outright believing Joseph he did not follow through with the severest of punishments that he could have and so now Joseph beaten by his brothers thrown in a pit sold to Midianites sold a pot of fur and now in jail I don't know but your friends I mean I can't even imagine that happening in my own life would be so easy to give up on God It would be so weak easy to say this is what I've done with this you know I mean Lord I keep trying I keep trying and keep trying and all that happens is bad things what would you do you see now Joseph was detained in a new wing and so what Joseph do Joseph took those quiet moments to drawn nearer to God You see it is in at the it is in that valley my dear friends that we need to draw nearer to God and the keeper of the prison noticed in the life of Joseph this faithfulness and fruitfulness and Joseph now in prison was made to be the overseer of the prison. Commenting once again in the book patriarchs and prophets a fascinating a fascinating description of what was the emotions of Joseph I want you to go there and I want you to imagine yourself having been sold into slavery by your brothers having been sold to potter 1st house and now in jail what would Joseph do how would Joseph feel on page 218 of patriarchs and prophets it says this he had the peace that comes from conscious innocence and he trusted his case with God He did not brood upon his own wrongs but forgot his sorrow in trying to lighten the sorrows of others he found a work to do even in the prison God was preparing him in the school of affliction for greater usefulness and he did not refuse the needful discipline in the prison witnessing the results of oppression and tyranny and the effect of crime he learned lessons of Justice sympathy and mercy that prepared him to exercise power with wisdom and compassion the secret advantage of corn teen quiet moments with God quiet moments for you to grow quiet moments for me to grow quiet moments for God to prepare us the question simply is will we benefit from the advantage of Coron team and slowing down or will we just let it pass by and take no lesson from it many of you know the story of Joseph and I don't have time to tell the entirety of the story Joseph comes out of that prison he's made 2nd in command and all of Egypt if you've not read the story encourage you go and read that story spend time and as I've already said if you don't have a Bible you leave a comment in the comments section. Go to info or write an e-mail to us at info at Hope Lives 365 dot com You leave us a message we want to get a Bible in your hand so you can study the Word of God Read the story of Joseph draw inspiration from that story out of that jail he's made 2nd command in all of Egypt he through the power of God is able to help was able to save Egypt from famine he was able to save his own family in the famine yes this Joseph was reunited with his brothers imagine for a moment being Joseph beaten by his brother Strome into a pit by his brothers sold into slavery by his brothers then sold the pot of her as a direct result of what his brothers had done then cast into a prison as a direct result of what his brothers had done what's our natural inclination our natural inclination is to get even you know the problem with getting even is sui never really good even when we try to get even we often inflict more harm upon that person than they inflicted upon us and so it's this ever ever growing cycle of getting even Nobody ever really gets even but Joseph was never interested in getting even because Joseph had been changed you see Joseph took his time in Corinth 100 seriously and through that time in quarantine he came out of that core and teen having spent those quiet moments with God continuing to spend quiet moments with God He was completely transformed and he revealed to his brothers his true identity again if you don't know the story go and read it there in Genesis something interesting it happened though as well not only had Joseph been changed but his brothers had been changed they had changed their way. Judah the one that concocted the plan to sell Joseph in slavery which Judah had made a drastic change because now he offered his life as a ransom for his brother go read the story they had all changed because they had all had quiet moments with God What would Joseph do listen to these words of Genesis 45 and if you have your bible says read these words together Genesis 45 beginning in verse 5 the Bible says this Joseph speaking after he had revealed himself to his brothers but now do not be grieved are angry with yourselves because you sold me here for God sent me before you to preserve life. For these 2 years the famine has been in the land and there are still 5 years in which there will be neither plowing nor harvesting and God sent me before you to preserve a posterity for you in the earth and to save your lives by great deliverance so now it was not you who sent me here but God and he has made me of father to Pharaoh and Lord of all his ouse and a ruler throughout the land of Egypt did you hear this Joseph says it wasn't you that sent me here oh yeah you cast me in the pit you sold me to the Midianite traitors but it wasn't you it was a you sent me here did you hear what Joseph said it was caught who sent me here you see the secret to quarantine is coming into close communion with God having quiet moments with God and in those quiet moments allowing God to speak to us as to why we're experiencing and going through the things that we do in our lives it wasn't you brothers your story of inventing my death and selling me into slavery you meant it for harm but God had another plan it wasn't you it was God The so Miss says in Psalm 2510 all the paths of the Lord are mercy in truth to such as keep his covenant and its testimonies you see when we draw near to God we get a very different perspective on life my dear friends coronavirus and covert 19 it is a terrible situation thousands upon thousands have died but in this corner teen moment what is God trying to speak to you what is he trying to do in your life are you taking those quiet moments to listen to em. Maybe you've experienced heartache in your life maybe you've experienced disappointment maybe maybe you're someone who grew up with Bible stories as a young person and you've walked away from the church saying Ah the church I don't have any use for it in this covert 19 moment in this corner teen moment God is speaking to you and he wants to speak to you in the quiet moment and he wants to tell you why why you've gone through what you've gone through and you know what sometimes my dear friends sometimes we may not have the answer sometimes it may not be an a plus b. equals c. Oh I understand now it's this this and then this but new you see the book patriarchs and prophets goes on to say this the path where God leads the way may live through the desert or the sea but it is a safe path what is the secret advantage of corn team the secret of vantage of Cornton my friends is to take this moment you see God has given us a chance to slow down God has given us a chance to take assessment God has given us a chance to take a personal inventory God's given us a chance to meditate to contemplate and to consider what do we really want out of life what's most important in life God desires that we would take advantage of this moment and as Psalm 4610 says Be still and know that I am God you see Moses also instructed the children of Israel with the waters of the Red Sea on one side and with the armies of Pharaoh on the other side Moses said to the children of Israel do not be afraid stand still and see the salvation of the Lord which he will accomplish for you today for the Egyptians who you see today you shall not see again forever the Lord will fight for you and you shall hold your peace you see my dear friends what is the secret advantage of the corn team to be still. To stand still in that stillness to know that he is God The secret of advantage of the corn team is to take that quiet moment and be still the question is can we be still or are we so used to being busy that we're so stir crazy that we don't know what to do with ourselves because we know when the quiet moment with God speaks to us it may be too much for us to really handle but God wants to speak to us in this moment what will you do when you take this quarantine quiet time to see a radical change in your life where you set up new boundaries in your life will you set new priorities in your life because the corn team is going to end and when it ends are we just going to return to normal busy busy busy always busy going to do this going to do that going here going there you see God desires for us each to have a time to be still and know that he is God a time for reflection a time to think a time to prepare a time to pray I want you to imagine for just a moment what life would look like taking time to be still I want you to imagine what of the life of truly pausing and listening to God and being in that stillness I want you to imagine what would that look like for you I want you to imagine the peace and serenity of knowing that God desires for you and has placed you upon a safe path I want you to imagine for a moment what it would look like to face the greatest trials and challenges of life having the assurance. That God is with you and he will be with you I want you imagine with me for a moment knowing that moment by moment God is caring for you I want you to imagine the peace you would carry by giving your life to him and being ready for when God will set up His eternal Kingdom I want you to imagine that kingdom that kingdom that God is setting up where there is no pandemic there is no disease there is no suffering and there is no pain I want you to imagine with me for a moment that you're there that your family is there and that your friends are there all of this is possible all of this is possible through the secret advantage of the corn team will you take a quiet moment now right this moment whether you're watching on your phone whether you're watching on a computer whether watching on a tablet whether you're watching on Apple t.v. or Roku or one other type of digital technology where you take that quiet moment right now and give your life to him and say Lord I'm tired of the busy busy busy and I want to come to know you where you take that moment today friend if you're taking that moment today I want you to go into the comments section go into the chat box leave a little message and say Today is the day today is the day that I'm making a decision to reconsider and to take full advantage of the advantage of the corner. I want to know God in the quietness of the moment leave a comment right now maybe you need prayer you leave a comment you say I need prayer I've got a lot going on in my life and I need prayer I need prayer right now or maybe you're someone who's If wandered away you've got caught up with the business of life and you've. Lost that quiet connection with God and you know you need it decided and radical change and you want to be baptized. You leave a comment email us at info at hopeless 365 dot com and you let us know Fred I want to pray for you every Tuesday I meet with our staff and we pray for every request that comes in in that moment you leave a comment right now you send us an email now's the time my friends you might have been a long time Christian in your disappointed now is the time to trust him with every moment of the Day Oh my dear friends don't let us come out of this core and teen that we are now experiencing around the world unchanged just to go back to life is normal me right now be a radical change where we take advantage of this quarantine moment and hear the voice of God in the stillness and quietness and allow him to speak to us want to pray for him let's pray Heavenly Father we live in a world dominated by business we live in a world where we can be accessed by emails text messages Facebook Messenger messages direct messages from Twitter and Instagram zoom meetings Microsoft team Skype and it goes on and on we live in a world Lord where we can watch anything we want to watch any time we want to watch it and all you ask is that we would be still that we would stand still and know that you are God And so right now Lord I want to pray for all of those that are a part of this time together that they in the quietness of this moment would make a decision to hear your voice. And to continue to do most do so day in and day out that they would be prepared for the day when Jesus will come soon I pray for each and every person watching or listening that they would truly be transformed. Pray this in Jesus' name. Amen. This media was brought to you by audio verse a website dedicated to spreading God's word through free sermon audio and much more if you would like to know more about audio verse if you would like to listen to more sermon or leave a visit w w w audio verse or.

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