Ashley: Today, we’re going to be looking at how to survive a storm, storm survival. If you’re going through a storm or you know someone who’s currently going through a storm, get ready because we’re going to teach you how to get out of it.
Announcer: Why live a normal life when you could be living the abundant life? Welcome to the Abundant Life program with Ashley and Carlie Terradez.
Ashley: Hello, and welcome to Abundant Life. So glad you’ve joined us today in the lounge. My name is Ashley Terradez. This is my wife, Carlie. And today, we’re talking about storm survival. That’s right, how to survive a storm in your life. Maybe you’re going through a storm, or maybe you know someone who’s going through a storm. We’re going to show you how to survive that storm and how to come out better than before you even went in. Praise God.
Ashley: So where are we up to, Carlie?
Carlie: Amen. Well, we’ve been talking about how the fact that God’s word is our foundation. It is our anchor in a storm. We’ve been talking about how to set our heart upon the Lord and how having our mind state upon the Lord will bring us peace even in the midst of turmoil and how God isn’t even the author of our storms, but he is the deliverer of our storms.
Ashley: That’s right. God’s a good god. And he doesn’t send the storms. He doesn’t allow the storms. These storms aren’t from God. Maybe it’s our own bad decisions that brought the storm or the challenge along. Maybe it’s the Devil. Maybe it’s because we live in a fallen world. Maybe it’s someone else. Who knows? But it’s not God who’s authored the storms in your life, but it’s God who wants to help you out of them. Praise God. God does only good things to us, And it’s him who wants to help us get out of them. So when we focus on God, when we put God as our foundation, it’s really going to help us in times of storms.
Carlie: Amen. And so this time, we want to talk about how it is important to see our deliverance.
Ashley: To see our deliverance.
Carlie: To see our deliverance before it even happened. In the middle of the storm, to see ourselves on the other side of that storm.
Ashley: That’s good.
Carlie: That’s powerful. Our imagination is powerful. It paints a picture of victory on the inside of us. And when we connect with that picture, what happens is we start to see that picture on the outside. It starts to manifest. We began last time looking at the life of Jehoshaphat and how he dealt with challenges of an incoming army. He didn’t know what to do. This army was coming against him. And he says, “We don’t know what to do. This is a great army. This is bigger than us. This is bigger than our resources. This is not something that we can get past on our own.” Maybe you’re dealing with a challenge today that is bigger than you. You just need some help. Well, Jehoshaphat was there. He understood what that was like. And he said, “Even though we don’t know what to do, nevertheless, our eyes are fixed on you.”
And let’s pick up this story again. And this is in 2 Chronicles 20 if you’re just joining us. We’ll just do a little recap here. In verse 12, he says, “For we do not have enough strength to stand before this great army that is coming against us. And we do not know what we should do, but our eyes are on you.” And the result was, in verse 15, “And the Lord said to him, ‘Do not fear, not be dismayed because of this great army because the battle is not yours, but God’s.'” God fights for us when we set our eyes, when we fix our heart on him. Amen.
Ashley: [crosstalk]. So it’s like we allow him, we give him permission, to fight on our behalf.
Carlie: We do.
Ashley: When we’re just looking at the bad, when we’re looking at the challenge, when we’re focused… Whatever you focus on is going to get magnified in your life. So if you focus on the problems, it’s like when Peter got out of the boat and walked on water. When he took his eyes off Jesus, the solution, and started looking around at the wind and the waves, He started looking around at the challenge, started looking around at the storm, that’s when he started to sink. So if we meditate and start being preoccupied with the problems and start focusing on the issues, they’re going to get magnified in our life and become seemingly bigger. But if we meditate and keep our mind stay on the Lord, it’s going to make him bigger in our life. And it’s going to actually magnify him in our life, And it gives him permission to fight for us.
Carlie: It does. We’ve invited the Lord into the situation. Amen. In verse 17, it says, “It will not be necessary for you to fight in this conflict.” You see what happened when Jehoshaphat invited the Lord into the situation, the Lord began to fight for him. He says, “It will not even be necessary for you, Jehoshaphat, to fight in this conflict. Take your positions, stand and observe the deliverance of the Lord for you.” Jehoshaphat was the leader of armies. He was the king. But he needed to see the deliverance of the Lord in here before he saw it on the outside. This is crucial. He says, “Oh, Judah and Jerusalem, do not fear nor be filled a terror. But tomorrow go out before them, and the Lord will be with you.” Fear is something that hinders us. Fear is the opposite of faith. We cannot be in fear and faith at the same time. And it’s natural. It’s a natural human response when we’re in the middle of a trial to feel fear rising up on the inside of us. But it’s liberating to know that we don’t have to let that fear consume us. We can choose to operate in faith.
Ashley: Fear paralyzes. Fear will actually stop us moving. Fear will stop us making decisions. Fear will take focus off of God. One of the best, what is it, an acronym that I like on fear is false evidence appearing real. And the Devil will use that. He’ll come along and give you thoughts of look how it’s going to work out, look how bad it’s going to be. And it can be worry. It can be anxiety, but it’s all fear. It’s fear in a situation. It’s almost believing that the worst is going to happen. Faith is believing the best is going to happen, And that’s the truth. That can happen if you believe it. But fear is believing the worst is going to happen. And when you get in fear, it can take over your emotions, like Carlie said. He can preoccupy your thoughts. And before long, you’re going to start physically experiencing that fear and then emotions. I’ve been there. I’ve felt fear, even when things have been completely untrue. It’s been a complete lie. I’ve still felt that fear, and that fear has paralyzed me and stopped me moving in faith.
Carlie: Right. In 1 John 4, it says that perfect love casts out fear. The closer we draw to Jesus, the more we set our heart on the Lord and we fix our eyes on Jesus, the less of a problem that that fear is going to be because what happens is our faith starts to come alive. Perfect love casts out fear. This is a part of setting our heart and setting your mind on the things of God. Isaiah 26:3. We mentioned this last time, but, “Set in our heart to seek the Lord.” When we keep our mind state upon the Lord, it’s kept in perfect peace.
Ashley: Yeah, it really is. And understanding how much God loves us. When you realize how much Father God loves you, then fear has no place. If you have fear of lack, God’s going to provide for you. If you have fear because you’re sick, God’s going to heal you. When you understand God’s love for you, faith works by love, and we understand how much God loves you, like Carlie said, perfect love casts out that fear. And there’s no room for that fear when you understand how much God loves you. And that’s so true. God loves you so much. You don’t have to fear anything.
Carlie: And fear can only operate in the natural. Faith only operates in the supernatural. They’re polar opposites. So fear will tell you don’t have enough; you can’t do it; you’re a loser; you’re not smart enough; you’re not rich enough; you’re not educated enough; the odds are against you. It’ll only drag you back to your natural resources and your natural limitations. It’ll tell you everything you can’t do and why it won’t work for you. But faith being the opposite will say, you know what, The battle is not yours but the Lord’s; it’s not about you anyway; God’s already told you you’re prosperous; Everything that you touch is prosperous; you’ve got more than enough power on the inside of you to heal the sick, raise the dead or [inaudible] any demon in hell. Faith speaks things that are in the supernatural. It calls them things that be not as though they are. It’s not dependent on our resources or our abilities. It’s only dependent on what God’s already done, on his resource and his abilities.
Ashley: All things are possible for those who believe.
Carlie: Amen. Amen. So even though Jehoshaphat could have been filled with fear, God has said, “Do not be fearful or field of terror because tomorrow you’re going to go up before them, and the Lord is going to be with you.” And you know what happened? Jehoshaphat took a hold of this. It says, “He rose up early in the morning, and he went out into the wilderness.” And they went out, and Jehoshaphat’s stood. He stood before the people. And he said, “Listen to me, Judah.” He’s the leader. Everyone’s looking at him. “Listen to me, Judah and all of those dwelling in Jerusalem. Believe in the Lord, your God, and you will be supported.” Our support, Our very life comes from our relationship with the Lord. That’s our life force. Romans 8:6 says, “To be spiritually-minded is life and peace, but to be [inaudible]-minded is death.” Right? So believe in the Lord, and he will be our support. Believe in his prophets, and you will succeed.
Our success, our ability to not only weather the storm but come out the other side of the storm even more victorious… The storm may have been sent to destroy us, but we can come out of that storm even better than before we went into it. And that success comes from our relationship with the Lord. So he gives this as a great pep talk. He gives them this rallying cry. And you know what happens at the end of the story? This is fascinating. Verse 21, “He consulted with the people, and he appointed singers for the Lord and those praising him in holy attire.” And they went out before the equipped battle. And they said they began singing praises to the Lord. In other words, this is a really strange reaction. So he’s in this big situation, this desperate situation. But the minute he starts seeking the Lord, the Lord starts to give him instructions. And the next thing, he calls up the praise team.
Ashley: Yeah, the worshipers out there.
Carlie: He gets the worshipers out. I don’t know about you, but I’m thinking I’ve got this bigger army. I’m going to get my centurions. I’m going to get my mighty men. I’m going to get the tough people.
Ashley: Biggest and the strongest.
Carlie: The biggest. He just, “Come on, singers. Get off the keyboard. Get off the tambourine.”
Ashley: The singers.
Carlie: “Come on. Off you go.”
Ashley: Well, maybe he didn’t like the singers very much. That’s why put them in front of the army.
Carlie: He sent them out before the army.
Ashley: It was just one too many tambourines. He just wanted to put them in front of the army and get them gone.
Carlie: Oh my goodness. It’s enough tambourine. Too much tambourine.
Ashley: That wasn’t the reason why. That wasn’t the reason why he put the singers in front of the army.
Carlie: But when we really have our mind set upon the Lord, praise is a natural thing that comes out of us. When we have our mind state upon the Lord, that praise and thanksgiving is just a natural part. And it is powerful. He sent the praisers out first.
Ashley: There’s real power in it. The Devil can’t stand it. It helps our relationship with God. It keeps us in the love of God. When we praise, Philippians 4:4 talks about, “Rejoice in the Lord always. Again, I say rejoice.” 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 shows us the will of God. It says, “This is the will of God for you. Rejoice always. In everything through thanksgiving, make your supplications known before God.” So God’s will for us is to rejoice. And I tell people when you’re going through a storm, I know one of the last things you want to do is give thanks to God, to start rejoicing and worshiping God. But that’s the most powerful time to do it. When you least feel like giving thanks to God, when you least feel like worshiping God is the most powerful time you can do it. You can go against your flesh, go against yourself and let your spirit praise God because your spirit is always praising God. Your spirit is always thankful to God. So let your spirit flow through yourself, and start praising God.
And force yourself to do it. I’ve done it with gritted teeth. I’ve been in storms, in trials where everything’s fallen about around me, all different types of things. I felt almost depressed. I’ve got to the point of saying, “This isn’t going to work. I’m going to fail. This is all going to come tumbling down.” And then I’ve started praising God. And I’ve started it through gritted teeth. “Lord, I thank you.” And I’m not thanking God for the storm, but I’m thanking God in the storm. And I’ll start worshiping God and start thanking him for my salvation, start thanking him for heaven, start thanking him for his word. Just start thanking him for wherever you can. And when you start doing that, it’s like priming a pump. That praise and that thanksgiving will come out. And I’m telling you it’s like you’re inviting heaven into that situation. It’s like you’re inviting God into that situation. And it can change you on the inside. I did that for 10, 15 minutes, and something changed on the inside of me. And now nothing had changed on the outside, but I had changed on the inside. My perspective of the problem had changed. I’d pushed down the problem, if you like, and exalted God. I’d made the problem less and my God more. And I think it’s something we always need to do in times like this.
Carlie: Amen. And when we praise God, we’re thanking God for our deliverance. We’re seeing our deliverance. We’re having a praise party before the party has even happened, before the end of the battle’s even own. We were praising because we’re thanking God for the victory.
Ashley: That’s faith. It takes faith to thank God-
Carlie: That’s faith.
Ashley: … before you see it in the natural.
Carlie: Faith sees the end from the beginning. And so he started doing that. And I encourage you to read this whole passage out. At the end of the story in 2 Chronicles 20, they go out to the battle. And what they find is as they send the praises out first, as their mind is [inaudible] upon the Lord, and they’re just getting into praise when they get there, the army is already dead.
Ashley: Wow. The praise was that bad?
Carlie: No. That’s a really rough worship team.
Ashley: The worship was that bad, and everyone dies. I’ve been to some bad worship services, but not that bad.
Carlie: What happened was it completely confused the enemy. The enemy was so confused that they started fighting each other. And when they got there, the enemy had killed itself. It had destroyed itself. And all that was left to do was pick up the spoils. It says it took them days. They said, “They were gathering the plunder for three days because there was so much to carry.”
Ashley: That’s a lot of plunder.
Carlie: That’s a lot of plunder.
Ashley: That’s a lot of plundering.
Carlie: This is how God can turn a storm around. So Jehoshaphat’s gone from, oh my goodness, this is one whacking, great big army. We do not know what to do. We are completely out of our depth.
Ashley: He would have just been happy to survive [crosstalk].
Carlie: He would have just been happy to survive, to maybe, I don’t know, surrender and just make the best of it. But he’s gone from a situation that seemed completely desperate to seeking God, to God fighting for him because he’s invited him into the situation, to getting his praise on. And before you know it, the army is not only decimated, but he’s come out of that battle way better than before it even happened.
Ashley: With all of the spoils [crosstalk].
Carlie: With all of the spoils.
Ashley: Isn’t that neat?
Carlie: Only God can do.
Ashley: That’s a God way of dealing with a storm.
Ashley: If you’re going through a storm, we believe God’s best for you is to come out of that storm better off than before. Like we said before, God’s not the author of the storm, but he can turn that storm around and use it for good. Praise God. So set your mind on God, make a decision, make a conscious decision to worship God, even though you don’t feel like it. And look what the Lord can do. Praise God. In these stories, it’s so neat how that God fought for them. He won the battle for them. And that’s a great picture of what Jesus has done for us through the death, burial and resurrection of what he’s already done for us. He’s won the battle for us. He’s already defeated sin in your life. If you’re struggling with sin in any area, he’s already defeated it. 2 Corinthians 5:21, “He became sin for us so that we can become the righteousness of God.” 2 Corinthians 8:9, “He became poor. Though he was rich, he became poor and took on poverty for us so we can take on his prosperity and have his riches.” 1 Peter 2:24, “He took stripes on his back,” took pain in his back, “so that we can take his health and healing.”
He took anxiety for us so we could take his peace. He took these things to the cross. He won the battle for us. And this is a picture of this. The battle was already won. All we do now is pick up the spoils. Through our relationship with Jesus, we get to pick up the spoils, but we don’t have to battle anymore. We don’t have to fight for it anymore. The fight is over, praise God.
Carlie: Amen I love this. This is in 1 John 4:4. It says, “You are of God, little children, and you have overcome them,” you have overcome them, “because he who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.” When we start to understand how big God is on the inside of us, it’s almost irrelevant what challenges come against us. We already have the victory over them. We just need to start seeing ourselves in light of who we really are. We are children of the most high God. How dare the enemy come against us. How dare he. When we start to understand who we are in Christ, I tell you we start to get our praise on. We start to act like king’s kids, like royalty. We start to really understand what it means to go forth and subdue the things of the enemy.
Let’s look at this in 2 Kings. This is 2 Kings 6:15. And it says, “When a servant of the man of God rose early in the morning and went out,” this is the prophet, “went out, a force surrounded the city, both with horses and chariots. And his servant said to him, ‘Alas, my master. What will we do?'” This is Gehazi. And he said, “Do not be afraid.” This is Elisha speaking to Gehazi. He says, “Do not be afraid for there are more with us than there are with them.” There are more with us than there are with them.
Ashley: That wasn’t true in the natural, was it?
Carlie: Not in the natural because he says the servant, Gehazi, he got up early in the morning, before he even had coffee…
Ashley: Come on.
Carlie: Come on now. Can you imagine that? Open the curtains, you look out and you just see an army on the hills all around you. That’s a bad morning.
Ashley: That’s a bad morning. Coming after you. [crosstalk].
Carlie: That’s not a good day to wake up. And he says he saw the force surrounding the city, horses and chariots, and he said to his master, “What should we do?” And Elisha said, “Don’t worry about it. Chill. There’s more with us than there are with them.” And you think one, two, zillions.
Carlie: Do the math.
Carlie: It doesn’t look good, Does it? There’s two of us, and there’s zillions of them.
Ashley: So in the natural, it looks like it’s not good.
Carlie: It looks really bad.
Ashley: It’s the same with any area of our life when we’re going through a natural storm, whether it’s sickness, poverty, relational problems, anxiety, worry, fear. In the natural, It looks bad. But the natural isn’t the end report.
Carlie: It’s not the only report.
Ashley: The natural’s not the only report. Our natural circumstances is a truth, but it’s not the truth. Actually, the [crosstalk] falls to the natural world is a spiritual world. And that’s what happened here. They looked into the spiritual realm. And what was in the spiritual realm?
Carlie: So we see Elisha, unlike his servant, saw things in a different perspective. He saw their deliverance. He saw things in the spirit. He saw what was available to them. He saw that God was fighting for them even though he couldn’t be seen in the natural. He saw things that Gehazi couldn’t see. And so he said, “Then Elisha prays, ‘Lord, open his eyes, and let him see.’ So the Lord opened the eyes of the young man,” not his physical eyes. He was already seeing with his physical eyes. He was opening his spiritual eyes. It says, “He opened the eyes of the young man, and he saw that the mountain was full of horses and chariots and fire surrounding Elisha.” And the end of the story is that they get completely delivered, and God fights for them. And it’s not a problem. But we need to start doing that. To survive any storm, we need to start seeing the victory on the other side of the storm. Sometimes we see the mountain in front of us, but let’s start imagining what the end result is.
Ashley: Amen. Yeah, it reminds me of Jesus with the feeding of the 5,000. In the feeding of the 5,000, Jesus had situation where he had 5,000 people to feed who were hungry, and all he had was a few loaves and a few fish. And what Jesus did was he saw the result. He saw into the spirit realm rather than just looking at the natural circumstances. The natural storm was 5,000 hungry men, only a few loaves, a few fish. Not a good situation. It’s a challenge. But it said he took those loaves and fish. And he said looking up, looking into the spirit, looking up. Jesus looked up into the spirit. He looked beyond the natural resources and looked into the spirit realm and looked into the kingdom. He saw the victory. He saw the result. And he understood that in the spirit, there’s a limitless supply. Paul puts it this way. Philippians 4:19, “My God will supply all your needs according to his riches in glory.” God’s got a limitless supply, a limitless supply of healing, a limitless supply of abundance, of provision, a limitless supply of peace and wellness and wholeness. So in God’s economy, there’s a limitless supply. So Jesus looked into that limitless supply, and then he was able to bless that the loaves and fish, break them and everyone was fed. Not just fed, but they were fed and they had an abundance of leftovers.
And that’s how God wants us to deal with our storms. He wants us to see in the spirit realm and see the victory. If we just look at the natural circumstances, we were only going to get natural results. If we look into the kingdom of God, if we look into the spiritual aspect of things, we’re going to have spiritual results. And there’s a big difference-
Carlie: There is.
Ashley: … in how we see things. And it’s also a difference of how we see ourselves.
Carlie: There is.
Ashley: We can start seeing ourselves differently.
Carlie: I’m just thinking, how do we get to the point? I know some people are watching and thinking, well, what does my deliverance even look like? I’ve been in this storm for such a long time I don’t even know what it looks like to be free from this. I don’t even know what healing looks like. I don’t know what freedom from poverty looks like. I just don’t know how to see myself as delivered. I don’t know how to see my deliverance. Well, I want to encourage you with something. When [Adelt] was sent home from the hospital to die, before then, I remember the doctors coming into our hospital room. And every time the doctors came in, they came in with a bad report. They never had anything good to say. She was almost always the most extreme case they’ve ever seen. It was always a report that was hopeless and despairing and awful. And during that period of time, we’d gotten a hold of the word of God. And we started to realize that actually God still had a healing ministry. But I was like, “Lord, help me because when these doctors come into the room, what I’m hearing them say and what I’m seeing in your word are different things.”
And my heart was being moved by what I was hearing. Sometimes we hear things, and it moves us. And I was struggling as I was sitting next to Hannah’s hospital bed and she was dying and her hair was all falling out. I was struggling to visualize what healing would look like for Hannah. It’s hard sometimes when we’re in the midst of it and we’re seeing with our eyes every day despair and hopelessness. But God’s word is saying something different. Just like Gehazi, I needed the Lord to open the eyes of my understanding. And so I asked the Lord, can you show me what healing looks like? Show me the end result. I’m a visual person, but I need a picture of how this is going to play out. And the Lord gave me three pictures on the inside. Now, sometimes God speaks to us in dreams, in visions, however it is. It might be a picture that just comes to you in your mind as you’re thinking about it. It might be a scripture. It could be a word from somebody else. It could be a physical picture that you see. But some of you need to get a picture of what deliverance looks like for you.
And the Lord showed me three pictures on the inside of my mind. One was of Hannah being about five years old riding a little red tricycle. And at the time, she was three years old. S these are all future things. Five years old, riding a little red tricycle and then on her first day of school wearing a little green school uniform. In England, they wear school uniforms. Little green sweatshirt and skirt. And then another one of Hannah on her wedding day and Ashley walking her down the aisle. And what that did for me was that helped me to see the end from the beginning because what I could see in the natural in that moment did not match up to what I was seeing in the word of God. I needed a visual picture to cling onto. I needed the Lord to show me what deliverance looked like. And so what that helped me to do, when the doctors came in and they will be telling me all these negative things, I was hearing them with one ear, but they were going out the other area. I was paying attention but not really because the whole time they were speaking, I had these visual pictures before me. And that gave me strength and confidence. And that actually helped me to focus more on what healing looked like than on what sickness looked like.
Ashley: Amen, [crosstalk].
Carlie: And our testimonies on our website, you can go to TerradezMinistries.com for the full testimony there, but Hannah was miraculously delivered from an incurable condition with a week to live. And I believe a key part of that was us seeing her as healed, as seeing her as delivered, as seeing her as growing up to be a mighty woman of God when was still in that place of sickness and disease. Even though it hadn’t happened yet, we had to see her victory on the other side. And we’ve seen two out of the three of those pictures come to pass.
Ashley: Yeah. The third one, I haven’t walked her down the aisle yet. She’s only 15.
Carlie: Let’s wait awhile.
Ashley: Even thinking about it makes me cry. She hasn’t even started dating yet. I said, “When she’s 35, she can start dating.” But seriously, that’s so true when you get a vision. Whatever your situation is, ask God what it would be like to see the victory. Ask God what would be like to walk in health. Ask God what it’ll be like to walk debt-free. Ask God what it’ll be like to have these relationships restored. Ask God what it’ll be like to have peace of mind. Ask for that picture. Ask God to show you what it’ll be like, Start using your imagination. Start dreaming big. Start dreaming what it would be like to be healed and whole. Start dreaming what it’d be like to be able to give thousands of dollars away every week. Start dreaming those dreams. When we see them, we can have them. When we can visualize it, we’ve got much more chance of getting there. When we can’t see it, it’s hard for us to get somewhere. It’s hard for us to get somewhere that we can’t see. In fact, the opposite can be true. If we just focus on the problem and keep seeing ourselves sick and keep seeing ourselves defeated and keep seeing ourselves in debt, we’re likely to follow that picture.
Carlie: As a man thinks in his heart, so is he.
Ashley: As a man thinks in his heart, so is he. So it’s really true. This is a quick example of this, but when the spies went out to look at the promised land, they went out to look at the promised land, Caleb right here says, “We are well able.” They went up to see this promised land God promised them, promised land. There was giants in the land. And Caleb comes back and says, “We’re well able to take the land.” But the other people, the naysayers, said, “No, no, no. That’s not true. This land is full of giants.” There’s no way. Now I’m reading this from Numbers 13. It said, “There we saw giants.” There was giants in the land they said. And listen to this. This is in Numbers 13:33. “And we were like grasshoppers in our own sight.” So they saw themselves as grasshoppers. This is the negative spies-
Carlie: The small and weak.
Ashley: … the 10 spies. Yeah. Small, weak, had no victory, had no power, just victims. And he says here, “And we were like grasshoppers in their sight also.” So what happens is if we see ourselves as being defeated, as we see ourselves sick and poor and with no victory, that’s what will end up coming to pass in our life. We need just start seeing ourselves as God sees us. God sees you victorious. God sees you healed.
Carlie: That’s the truth.
Ashley: God sees you in abundance. Yeah. God sees you whole in Jesus. Start getting a picture of yourself as Jesus sees you. Start getting a picture of yourself in Christ because it’s a glorious picture, praise God. And start meditating on that picture of you instead of the defeated you.
Carlie: That’s the truth that’ll set you free.
Ashley: Amen. [crosstalk]. We’re out of time. I’m going to pray for you before we go. So Father God, I thank you for everyone watching. I thank you, Lord, that you see us in Christ. You see us victorious. You see us as more than conquerors. You see us as people that are victorious and full of your faith and power, Father God. I thank you for that. I think that you’ve set us up for success.
Carlie: Mm, thank you, Lord.
Ashley: I thank that you only have good things for us. And I thank that everyone watching who’s going through a storm, I thank you, Lord, you’re encouraging them. You’re showing them the way out. I thank you, Lord, they’re getting their victory right now, even as they’re watching this program. In Jesus’ name-
Ashley: … amen. Isn’t God good?
Carlie: Mm-hmm (affirmative).
Ashley: Praise God. We’re out of time. We’ll be back real soon. Until next time, remember, don’t just settle for living a normal life when you could be living the abundant life. We’ll see you soon.
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Carlie: Well, Thanks for watching the program today. We sure hope you enjoyed it. Well, this is part of a whole series on how to survive the storm. So we would encourage you to pick up the teaching series today and just be encouraged, being encouraged that whatever you’re going through you can see the deliverance of the Lord in your situation. We can come to a place of victory in every area of our life and blast through the defeat that the Devil set against us. Amen. So pick up your set today, and be encouraged.
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Carlie: If we really understand that life and death are in our tongue, we want to make sure that we’re speaking life into our situations because the word of God doesn’t return void. And we have the word of God in our mouth.
Carlie: Amen. The word of God spoken out of our mouth is just as powerful as if God was to speak it himself.