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Portions of the following program may be pre-recorded. I am Pastor Ernie Sanders the voice of the Christian resistance. Stay tuned my radio broadcast What's Right What's Left is coming up right now.

Coming to you live from Independence Ohio. We've changed our life to the center in many different ways. Heard around the world every Monday through Friday. Pastor Sanders is always years ahead of the rest of the media telling you exactly what they're covering up.

This is What's Right What's Left. I tune in every chance I get to hear exactly what's going on with the voice of the Christian resistance. Unabashedly cutting through the rhetoric by exposing the hard topics facing our society and world.

A lot of the other news medias don't pick up the news items like he does. And bring into light the enemies of freedom who are out to steal your rights your children and enslaving you. You really get the truth out I can tune into your show and hear the unvarnished truth. Thank you. This is What's Right What's Left with Pastor Ernie Sanders. Good evening and welcome to another edition of What's Right What's Left on this 11th day. Veterans Day 2022.

Veterans Day 11th day of November 2022. And indeed this is the voice of the Christian resistance. Boy folks are we the voice. I'm telling you every day it's war. Every day we're in war. Every day is a battle. And well at least we don't have any boring days that's for sure. And tonight we have the sword on the board making sure that we can do whatever we can to keep us up. There's none other than courageous Craig. Good evening and thanking the veterans today too. Amen. And we want to thank all the veterans.

And then way out yonder in Texas. None other than Big John McTexas. Hey hello Pastor Ernie. God bless you and all the listeners. Thank you Big John. That's Big John McTurnin. And tonight right here live with me our Friday night co-host Ron Ritz.

Good night everyone. That was my uh John Fetterman salutation. Oh yeah that's right when you get started yeah. That's the way he started. He ended first. Yep.

Well you know Democrats could do things like that. You had just had one that uh he decided he's in a New Jersey prison and he decided he's a baby. And he decided so he demanded baby food. They had to give him baby food and let him wear diapers because he decided he was a baby. Okay.

He identified as a baby. Right and see this is what uh what Democrats do. They can do these things. Before we start this show I've got a real tough question to stump you with. All right but you're gonna have to open us in prayer too so. All right right I see you answer this question. All righty. Who who is more green I'm gonna say damaged Joe Biden or Fetterman? Oh boy that is. That is. You say? That is a tough one. That is a tough one. What if what if Fetterman thinks he's Biden and Biden thinks he's Fetterman?

Okay. It's really sad first Ernie. It is really sad state for America coming down to this level here. I know it yeah and I'm just wondering you know you know Biden when he gets out there he looks he squints his eyes and he looks. People don't realize he's reading off the cards okay that they're putting up out in front of him he's reading and he turns to the right and he turns to the left and you know I'm wondering you know if he had a big heart and you would say I'm Joe Biden I'm clueless I don't know where I'm at what I'm doing here okay if he would read that because. Well he's done that before where he's actually the you know it says pause repeat the sentence he's actually read the the transcript.

Yeah. And then uh last week he actually or it was a couple days ago he said I've got a list of 10 people that I'm to call upon at for the press conference for the question so they're actually I think training us to to just accept this. Yeah yeah well Joe or not Joe this is John we got to get started here now we were we were up last night they were not able to take us down like last night praise the good Lord. Now so as we start we need to ask all of our friends all of the listeners out there all of our our brothers and sisters in Christ to pray with us I'm going to ask you to pray uh that the Lord that he keeps us up we got some important stuff to get through tonight and stuff the enemy does not want out and in the forces of darkness I mean the real forces of darkness they they know how to get into the equipment you know the prince of the power of the airwaves and so if you would pray that the good Lord would keep us up tonight would you do that? Yes my pleasure. Father God we're before you in the name of Jesus and Lord very important information is going out tonight that is needed for the people to know the Bible says you should know the truth and the truth shall set you free and we need truth we need to know truth Lord the lies lead us into bondage but the truth leads us into freedom so we're asking you would keep the airways open you would bind who was ever trying to censor us Lord and that the truth will go out and people will be blessed by it now in Jesus name amen. All right we're going to finish the the message that we had all and and the message was that you um you have to finish what you start you have to finish it and it's not always easy to to start the good Lord never told us it was was going to be easy he just told us that with with his help we would get through it okay that we would be able to get Philippians 4 13 we can do all things through Christ that strengthens us and that's what I'm going to be preaching on this week a message Lord's what Lord's willing of to to encourage the people because right now we are in we're in the evil day we were there at the time of sorrows the enemy's going to throw everything we have we have the the death culture that we're fighting on every side and so but remember the Lord says we're more than conquerors we're more than conquerors we're more than conquerors in Christ and so the people need to be encouraged and if they're encouraged they will fight a better fight they'll fight a good fight if we can get them up there and and so and then they'll never never regret fighting with all that they had against the forces of darkness because if they do that if they're if they are fruitful when it comes to and faithful when it comes to fighting the good fight for the Lord they will hear those words well done my good and faithful servant and it doesn't get better than that that's what they need to hear from the Lord so let's pick up where we left off the last part of this in second Corinthians chapter six and it'll be verses 14 all the way through verse one uh verse one of chapter seven and so go ahead we'll let ron read and then we'll come back and we'll take it down verse by verse but ron go ahead and read it okay be be ye not on yeekly oak together with unbelievers for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness and what communion hath light with darkness and what concord hath christ with belial or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel and what agreement hath the temple of god with idols for ye are a temple of the living god as god hath said i will dwell in them and walk in them and i will be their god and they shall be my people wherefore come out from among them and be separate saith the lord and touch not unclean things and i will receive you and i will be a father unto you and ye shall be my sons and daughters saith the lord almighty having therefore promises dearly beloved let us cleanse ourselves from the filthiness of the flesh and spirit perfecting holiness in fear of god all right so the apostle paul here he's urging believers not to form binding relationships with non-believers because it would absolutely weaken their christian commitment and it would destroy their integrity or their standards are we seeing that done today he's he's telling us here if we go through this whole thing to avoid the worldly things to avoid the worldly things like today uh big pharma uh big tech mainstream media lgbtq government schools hollywood uh the democratic party communist party uh the uh well if you go to uh the world the world and national council of churches would be a good one to avoid the big corporations woke corporations coca-cola walmart wells fargo pnc banks starbucks tg max planned parenthood net uh navel the naacp burn loot and murder what they call black lives matter and antifa all of these things these are just a small season boy there's a lot of them yeah there is a lot of them but there's a lot of us too we have for every uh unclean organization that they have every antichrist organization we have a christian organization out there maybe maybe not exactly the same amount but we have many out there that are that will and be willing to run to the battle and we've even seen john have you noticed it seems to be that actually well here in ohio let me just say this about ohio okay i might not be able to say you know i can't say it about pennsylvania i can't say it about michigan but here in ohio i've definitely seen uh an uptick if you will in the pastors uh increased in pastors who are willing to stand and preach boldly from the pulpit what do you think john well pastor ernie i i think you're right and uh when the election came the results came uh virtually um the the republicans and i hate to use the word republicans because i only support them when they support when they have candidates that are right to support but they swept everything pastor ernie in the state all the all the statewide offices were all swept and then right next to you was just the opposite in pennsylvania and up in michigan but i was thinking about this and you've put a lot of work in i mean you are on top of what's going on in pennsylvania in ohio you were with the um uh that group s ernie just slipped my mind ohio pro-life action committee well yeah ohio floor but the other group there tea party the tea party we yeah tea party is very strong in ohio you gave great leadership uh you were you were in columbus there talking to legislators and uh i've been thinking about it that i think a certain percentage of what happened uh with the with the recent election was through your efforts best ern well we gave it all that we have here now on this station here that we're on in cleveland on this station 12 20 uh you also have a number of others uh ministries in here that are that have run to the battle too and so uh i you know i i would name them but i don't want to miss any of them but you have people like pastor al you have the shiver report and others that that are like this molly with the pro-life action uh and and so we're pretty pretty solid if you will you know here conservative and not not so much like that in in michigan well yet we got some very very good people very strong christians in michigan but they're far outnumbered they're not nearly as many as they are here i don't think and then the same thing in pennsylvania uh where we're and we're going to go after like they did there you know desantis would not allow merit garland to rig his election desantis would not allow merrick garland to send the feds in to rig the election there in florida and we're going to see if we can keep get here in ohio to do the same thing to keep the feds out of here because they have they are now no longer working uh they're no longer the fbi is no longer a legitimate law enforcement the fbi as you know has become um rogue they become rogue and and so but we're gonna be in a battle we're gonna be in a real battle for some reason they also tried to pull off in uh missouri uh that's the justice department with the fbi uh they were they wanted to interfere in um in florida and the governor told them no and the same thing happened in missouri i don't know of any of the states it was missouri and florida and they were barred in missouri also then they were barred and we're going to we're working towards having the same thing here uh you know we are up against a deep state and president trump he he couldn't be more right than he was and but let's let's finish the script and then let's talk about some of that so he says be you're not an equal yoke together with unbelievers in other words uh do not form fellowships with unbelievers people you don't want to go into business you don't want to have a business partner that's an unbeliever okay um you don't want to you know do you know form fellowships relationships where you know your their family comes to your house if they're non-believers or vice versa and your your children and their children uh you definitely okay don't want to marry an unbeliever with a believer and uh and that sometimes can prove to be a very difficult thing and i i know that over my many years in the ministry i've done lots and lots of weddings and marriages and you have to take you have to go by the words of the people that make the profession because you can't look upon their hearts and sometimes you just kind of have a feeling i really uh don't do that now i have i've i've refused several times to marry a christian women professing christian to muslims if they've wanted to marry muslim men i won't do it i said no i will not do that it's just it's biblically wrong don't do it and if a person is it professing that they're not a believer if they say no i don't i'm not a christian i'm not a believer then i won't marry that person with a believer okay and so uh but that's what he's talking about here then it goes on to say for what fellowship has righteousness with unrighteousness and communion hath and what communion hath light with darkness and this is what we're dealing with we're dealing with the time of darkness aren't we absolutely past ernie this is uh we're heading the only darkness that can be comparable to this is the days of noah yeah it uh it's very dark and and the problem of it is we're to be salt and light aren't we what do you think that means to be salt and light salt and light okay what does that do so well it's got a uh preservative effect to it past ernie and uh and food and uh it also you know has a nice flavor so we want to uh kind of keep the world from being poisoned and uh and and like preservative and then the light of course where no man can you can't function in the dark you stumble around you fall but in the light you can see and you know what's happening well how much light does it take to chase away a lot of darkness one match one little match do you know do you know that you can see on a dark night out there you can see it one match for a mile do you know that a match that's lit you can see that little light for a mile that's a long way isn't it thirty how much darkness does it take to extinguish the light it takes a lot of darkness to extinguish there is no way that the darkness can extinguish the light there is yeah yeah yeah well they're trying to do it there's a lot of things a lot of darkness that they're it's uh that's that's the object of the the entire deathocratic communist party the the whole anti-christ world system is to try to uh extinguish us huh and the lord did say there's a day coming with the darkness that no man can work yeah absolutely and so he says here what and what concord what concord do you know what that word do you know what that word concord means should we should we ask ron he probably you might not know no union harmony harmony yeah what what harmony what in harmony does does um he's asking we have christ with belial and of course belial is the devil what you don't know they're a subteach that they're brothers there's some of the uh and the occult religions out there that teach the christ and satan their brothers and uh that's uh one of the beliefs of mormonism i know and that he goes on and well there's others too but uh or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel an infidel okay uh so what is an infidel unbeliever it's an unbeliever and isn't it interesting thing the muslims referred to us as infidels the only difference is that they tell they want to chop our heads off where the lord doesn't ask us to do that to them yeah i'm going to keep my head as long as i can yeah all right let's see and and what agreement had the temple of god with idols for you are the temple of the living god as god has said i will dwell in them and walk in them and i will be their god and they shall be my people wherefore come out from among them and be you separate saith the lord now let me ask you this john do you think that the apostle paul meant that that when the lord gave him that that he meant that he meant that absolutely because you see today it's like people like well yeah i know uh people will go to churches i've had people tell me you know the church i go to pastor it's not really a christian church it's but i've been there my parents were in there and we're in united methodist and yeah i know i know we have a woman pastor yeah i know they did allow some muslims that come and preach from the pulpit and yeah i know they support abortion but uh but i've been going there my parents went there you know and their parents and and um and you know god will understand what do you think do you think god understands well he understands all right pastor and he put it's uh that's their problem huh yeah that's their problem because if you get in that spiritual atmosphere uh it's very easy to absorb it into you pastor ernie and then compromise and more compromise and more compromise the next thing you know the spirit of god is quenched and there's nothing there what about when they say well you know my my pastor's a nice guy he's really a nice guy he you know i just wish he had courage i just wish he had more courage i wish he had the courage to speak up boldly and but he doesn't have the courage but he's a he's a nice guy and and and for that reason you know i'll i'll just you know i don't want to hurt his feelings and i don't want to tell him he should be bold what do you think john well it's who do you answer to i mean what about god and his word in this again tester and if you the people tend to take on the i'm going to say the spirit of the pastor so people that are really solid in the lord and strong and walking like the fear of god they'll gladly go to your church right yeah however if you're going to a church well basically i think you said this is this man said the person lacks courage and so what's coming from the pulpit is lukewarmness compromise and that's what the people tend to um come to the level till they'll be lukewarm and full of compromise if you stay in a church like that yeah i've had i can't tell how many times i've had ladies over the past i mean good-hearted christian ladies i mean you know just good hard ladies but i asked call me and asked me could i please talk to their pastor their pastor my pastor is a wonderful man he really is a wonderful man and but he he just doesn't have any courage he's not bold okay and if you could maybe talk to him and mentor him and i tell him look i cannot give him courage i can't give it to him i didn't give it to myself and i can't give it to him he's got to go to the lord for that huh the bible says the righteous is bold as lions right so if he's not bold for the yet is that something he should repent of absolutely so then they need to repent of that and then if they call upon the name of the lord and they ask and for boldness will god not give them boldness again absolutely pastor ernie and the lord has a message called the lay of the sea in church and the book of revelation that was compromised and he said as many as i love i rebuke and chase and be zealous therefore and repent amen all right we're going to stop here for a minute and just say what is today's veterans day and where is the apps again absolutely pastor ernie and the lord has a message for the lay of the sea in church and the book of revelation that was compromised and he said as many as i love i rebuke and chase and be zealous therefore and repent amen all right we're going to stop here for a minute and just say what is today's veterans day and where did this whole veterans day thing start up and where to come from so listen carefully and you'll know that show them craig in the united states november 11th is recognized as veterans day what is veterans day why is it celebrated on november 11th in the early morning hours of november 11th 1918 the allied powers which included france great britain the united states and many others agreed with germany to end the fighting during world war one later that day an official armistice or ceasefire was signed in fact the armistice was signed in paris at 11 a.m on november 11th of 1918 the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month this date was almost instantly recognized as being an important one the following year in 1919 many nations declared november 11th a national holiday the day became known as armistice day and honored those who had died during the war many nations still honor armistice day and the focus of the holiday is placed on soldiers who have lost their lives similar to the american holiday of memorial day there are several different traditions associated with armistice day for example some nations still observe a moment of silence usually for two minutes at 11 o'clock in the morning the first minute is said to honor the millions who died during world war one the second minute is for the living who were also affected by the war including wives parents and children there are also significant ceremonies which take place in south africa and australia as both nations were profoundly impacted by world war one in south africa they observed the moment in darkness as well as silence in australia instead of 11 o'clock a.m they observed their moment of silence at nine o'clock p.m this is because at nine o'clock p.m in australia it is 11 o'clock a.m in paris in other nations the nature and focus of the holiday changed after the conclusion of world war ii at that point great britain began referring to the day as remembrance day in america the holiday became veterans day however in the united states veterans day has grown to recognize all of those who have served their country whether living or dead and even honors those still serving a world war ii veteran raymond weeks was the first to propose the notion of recognizing all veterans on this day he approached dwight eisenhower with the idea and it was eventually presented as a bill before congress veterans day was recognized as an official holiday on may 26 1954 today raymond weeks is remembered by some as the father of veterans day at first veterans day continued to be celebrated on november 11th however in 1971 it was briefly moved to the fourth monday in october it remained on that day until 1978 when it was returned to the november 11th date today veterans day is recognized across the united states and is observed on the 11th of november each year americans all over the country join with many others around the world to honor those who have served in the military and today i want to i want to dedicate this program tonight to the veterans and and today we had i attended a luncheon and here at that luncheon i was waited upon by a distinguished individual said sitting right here because the company that ron works with put on this i would say 150 men yeah it was packed full yeah it was about 150 old timers veterans there's and they had the guy next to me was from world war ii veteran and uh and so ron tell tell them about your the company you work for and the folks that put that on that was a wonderful wonderful dedication uh to the veterans yeah they do that every year it's ohio ordinance works in shardon ohio and mr landy's and uh robert and elizabeth every year put this together just for all the vets and it's a great time just to have that many uh veterans in a room where you know we can all the workers pretty much running around give them coffee and just try to treat them like a king for a couple hours yeah they they treated us well i'm going to tell you john you should have been there they they spoiled us they were there uh the first one heck of a banquet dinner and then they kept their they your coffee cup never went empty and my lemonade glass never went empty it was it was a wonderful time yeah it's just really humbling for all the uh folks at oow just to you know be be able to do something like that it's just really heart-wrenching absolutely we're thankful yeah it was it was a great time and i and i appreciate him and i appreciate mr landy's for what he does all right now here we're going to take a listen to uh john i'm going to lord's willing i'm going to try to preach a message uh of exhortation you know a message that will this week that will encourage the people because have you noticed our side that they seem to be just so much disappointment and uh because of the corruption it's like the other side no matter what you do you're trying to we want to pray put prayer back in schools we want to bring our nation back to one nation under god and the other side is so corrupt they are so corrupt everywhere you turn and everything they touch they corrupt and you can't have a fair and decent election that's i mean uh and john do you remember about a month ago we had we were talking about bill gates remember i said i told you uh when when bill gates said that that the election is not going to be a red wave it's gonna it's gonna come to a draw it's gonna be a standstill you're exactly right and remember what we said what this bill case is bill gates telling us the fix is in the fix is in look at me i'm right again the fix is in because we have we fixed this thing and that's definitely what we said what i the opinion i got the fix was in and and i know that that's what's happening right now maricopa county and uh the the fix is in uh and and john tell us about atlanta with with ralphio war not warlock and uh hershal walker hershal walker uh now our people are going down there are we going to be able to stop the fix you know the fix was as we're going to play this clip again that we played last night i wish the people could see it because it's a chart and there as the election has taken place they're following it as the votes are coming in and we're going to show that in sunday that that's in the church sunday it's really to watch the charts and then watch how there was a dump at one time of 171 000 votes and they realized they overdumped and they had to go back and take some of them back but anyhow i could put that up on the website actually if you want yeah okay see heather about that and get that uh all right good idea well pastor ernie i want to give you some good news before we start uh i looked at the news just before the show started and um the sheriff there that was running for governor in nevada lombardo he's won yeah he's a good guy and then there was a congresswoman that flipped a democrat that was kind of shocking and i'm i can't find her name right now but that just broke also before i came on the show what about that that the feisty little lady from colorado the bow bright orbit yeah yeah he is uh like like less than a thousand votes ahead well i hope she stays and i think her name is lauren she is she she she she noticed the did you notice the difference between these women they're all ladies they're all pro-life the republican women they're pro-life they're pro-family they're pro-god they're pro-marriage and the democrats are all just the opposite they're anti-god anti-life anti-marriage okay but we're going to hear from a fella named admiral mccraven who was he's an admiral navy seal admiral and he's going to give you a message that how they learn to to win these fights and win these battles uh against the dark state the deep state and this is what we we need to listen to this man and then uh we'll play that clip again so people can hear about the corruption maybe in the second hour but go ahead and and listen to what the message that admiral mccraven has because he left his audience pretty much speechless changes the world i have a few suggestions that might help you on your way to a better world and while these lessons were learned during my time in the military i can assure you that it matters not whether you ever served a day in uniform it matters not your gender your ethnic or religious background your background your orientation or your social status our struggles in this world are similar and the lessons to overcome those struggles and to move forward changing ourselves and changing the world around us will apply equally to all so here are the 10 lessons i learned from basic seal training that hopefully will be of value to you as you move forward in life every morning in seal training my instructors who at the time were all vietnam veterans would show up in my barracks room and the first thing they do is inspect my bed if you did it right the corners would be square the covers would be pulled tight the pillow centered just under the headboard and the extra blanket folded neatly at the foot of the rack it was a simple task mundane at best but every morning we were required to make our bed to perfection it seemed a little ridiculous at the time particularly in light of the fact that we were aspiring to be real warriors tough battle-hardened seals but the wisdom of this simple act has been proven to me many times over if you make your bed every morning you will have accomplished the first task of the day it will give you a small sense of pride and it will encourage you to do another task and another and another and by the end of the day that one task completed will have turned into many tasks completed making your bed will also reinforce the fact that the little things in life matter if you can't do the little things right you'll never be able to do the big things right and if by chance you have a miserable day you will come home to a bed that is made that you made and a made bed gives you encouragement that tomorrow will be better so if you want to change the world start off by making your bed during seal training the students during training the students are all broken down into boat crews each crew is seven students three on each side of a small rubber boat and one coxswain to help guide the dinghy every day your boat crew forms up on the beach and is instructed to get through the surf zone and paddle several miles down the coast in the winter the surf off san diego can get to be eight to ten feet high and it is exceedingly difficult to paddle through the plunging surf unless everyone digs in every paddle must be synchronized to the stroke count of the coxswain everyone must exert equal effort or the boat will turn against the wave and be unceremoniously dumped back on the beach for the boat to make it to its destination everyone must paddle you can't change the world alone you will need some help and to truly get from your starting point to your destination takes friends colleagues the goodwill of strangers and a strong coxswain to guide you if you want to change the world find someone to help you paddle over a few weeks of difficult training my seal class which started with 150 men was down to just 42 there were now six boat crews of seven men each i was in the boat with the tall guys but the best boat crew we had was made up of little guys the munchkin crew we called them no one was over five foot five the munchkin boat crew had one american indian one african american one polish american one greek american one italian american and two tough kids from the midwest they out paddled outran and out swam all the other boat crews the big men in the other boat crews would always make good-natured fun of the tiny little flippers the munchkins put on their tiny little feet prior to every swim but somehow these little guys from every corner of the nation in the world always had the last laugh showing faster than everyone and reaching the shore long before the rest of us seal training was a great equalizer nothing mattered but your will to succeed not your color not your ethnic background not your education not your social status if you want to change the world measure a person by the size of their heart not by the size of their flippers several times a week the instructors would line up the class and do a uniform inspection it was exceptionally thorough your hat had to be perfectly starched your uniform immaculately pressed your belt buckle shiny and void of any smudges but it seemed that no matter how much effort you put into starching your hat or pressing your uniform or polishing your belt buckle it just wasn't good enough the instructors would find something wrong for failing uniform inspection the student had to run fully clothed into the surf zone then wet from head to toe roll around on the beach until every part of your body was covered with sand the effect was known as sugar cookie you stayed in the uniform the rest of the day cold wet and sandy there were many a student who just couldn't accept the fact that all their efforts were in vain that no matter how hard they tried to get the uniform right it went unappreciated those students didn't make it through training those students didn't understand the purpose of the drill you were never going to succeed you were never going to have a perfect uniform the instructors weren't going to allow it sometimes no matter how well you prepare or how well you perform you still end up as a sugar cookie it's just the way life is sometimes if you want to change the world get over being a sugar cookie and keep moving forward every day during training you were challenged with multiple physical events long runs long swims obstacle courses hours of calisthenics something designed to test your mettle every event had standards times you had to meet if you failed to meet those times those standards your name was posted on a list and at the end of the day those on the list were invited to a circus a circus was two hours of additional calisthenics designed to wear you down to break your spirit to force you to quit no one wanted a circus a circus meant that for that day you didn't measure up a circus meant more fatigue and more fatigue meant that the following day would be more difficult and more circuses were likely but at some time during seal training everyone everyone made the circus list but an interesting an interesting thing happened to those who were constantly on the list over time those students who did two hours of extra calisthenics got stronger and stronger the pain of the circus is built inner strength and physical resiliency life is filled with life is filled with circuses you will fail you will likely fail often it will be painful it will be discouraging at times it will test you to your very core but if you don't if you want to change the world don't be afraid of the circuses at least twice a week the trainees were required to run the obstacle course the obstacle course contained 25 obstacles including a 10-foot wall a 30-foot cargo net a barbed wire crawl to name a few but the most challenging obstacle was the slide for life it had a three level 30-foot tower at one end and a one level tower at the other in between was a 200-foot long rope you had to climb the three-tiered tower and once at the top you grabbed the rope swung underneath the rope and pulled yourself hand over hand until you got to the other end the record for the obstacle course had stood for years when my class began in 1977 the record seemed unbeatable until one day a student decided to go down the slide for life head first instead of swinging his body underneath the rope and inching his way down he bravely mounted the top of the rope and thrust himself forward it was a dangerous move seemingly foolish and fraught with risk failure could be an injury and being dropped from the course without hesitation the students slid down the rope perilously fast instead of several minutes it only took him half that time and by the end of the course he had broken the record if you want to change the world sometimes you have to slide down the obstacles head first during the land warfare phase of training the students are flown out to San Clemente island which lies off the coast of San Diego the waters off San Clemente are breeding ground for the great white sharks to pass seal training there are a series of long swims that must be completed one is the night swim before the swim the instructors joyfully brief the students on all the species of sharks that inhabit the waters off San Clemente they assure you however that no student has ever been eaten by a shark at least not that they can remember but you are also taught that if a shark begins to circle your position stand your ground do not swim away do not act afraid and if the shark hungry for a midnight snack darts towards you then summons up all your strength and punch him in the snout and he will turn and swim away there are a lot of sharks in the world if you hope to complete the swim and you will have to deal with them so if you want to change the world don't back down from the sharks as navy seals one of our jobs is to conduct underwater attacks against enemy shipping we practice this technique extensively during training the ship attack mission is where a pair of seal divers is dropped off outside an enemy harbor and then swims well over two miles underwater using nothing but a depth gauge and a compass to get to the target during the entire swim even well below the surface there is some light that comes through it is comforting to know that there is open water above you but as you approach the ship which is tied to appear the light begins to fade the steel structure of the ship blocks the moonlight it blocks the surrounding street lamps it blocks all ambient light to be successful in your mission you have to swim under the ship and find the keel the center line and the deepest part of the ship this is your objective but the keel is also the darkest part of the ship where you cannot see your hand in front of your face where the noise from the ship's machinery is deafening and where it gets to be easily disoriented and you can fail every seal knows that under the keel at that darkest moment of the mission is a time when you need to be calm when you must be calm when you must be composed when all your tactical skills your physical power and your inner strength must be brought to bear if you want to change the world you must be your very best in the darkest moments the ninth week of training is referred to as hell week it is six days of no sleep constant physical and mental harassment and one special day at the mud flats the mud flats are an area between san diego and tijuana where the water runs off and creates the tijuana sloughs a swampy patch of terrain where the mud will engulf you it is on wednesday of hell week that you paddle down to the mud flats and spend the next 15 hours trying to survive this freezing cold the howling wind and the incessant pressure to quit from the instructors as the sun began to set that wednesday evening my training class having committed some egregious infraction of the rules was ordered into the mud the mud consumed each man till there was nothing visible but our heads the instructors told us we could leave the mud if only five men would quit only five men just five men and we could get out of the oppressive cold looking around the mud flat it was apparent that some students were about to give up it was still over eight hours till the sun came up eight more hours of bone chilling cold the chattering teeth and shivering moans of the trainees were so loud it was hard to hear anything and then one voice began to echo through the night one voice raised in song the song was terribly out of tune but sung with great enthusiasm one voice became two and two became three and before long everyone in the class was singing the instructors threatened us with more time in the mud if we kept up the singing but the singing persisted and somehow the mud seemed a little warmer and the wind a little tamer and the dawn not so far away if i have learned anything in my time traveling the world it is the power of hope the power of one person a washington a lincoln king mandela and even a young girl from pakistan malala one person can change the world by giving people hope so if you want to change the world start singing start singing when you're up to your neck and mud finally in seal training there's a bell a brass bell that hangs in the center of the compound for all the students to see all you have to do to quit all you have to do to quit is ring the bell ring the bell and you no longer have to wake up at five o'clock ring the bell and you no longer have to be in the freezing cold swims ring the bell and you no longer have to do the runs the obstacle course the pt and you no longer have to endure the hardships of training all you have to do is ring the bell to get out if you want to change the world don't ever ever ring the bell it will not be easy start each day with a task completed find someone to help you through life respect everyone know that life is not fair and that you will fail often but if you take some risks step up when the times are the toughest face down the bullies lift up the downtrodden and never ever give up if you do these things the next generation and the generations that follow will live in a world far better than the one we have today and what started here will indeed have changed the world for the better thank you very much all right one person did give the world hope and his name was jesus christ didn't he yep and he gave the world hope and and uh you know what i'll tell you we're talking about the champions warriors the bible says over in exodus chapter three that the lord okay he is a man of war okay and he has given well he's given this world hope and my encouragement to everybody out there listening is listen we've just begun to fight we've just i remember some years ago i did a you might remember this john i did a television program i was and in fact it was one of the fox news programs but this is years ago when they were hardly known and across from me on there with me was a woman from the who ran abortion mills and she was on there we were talking about both sides and why we're out there in front of those abortion mills continuously saving babies and she she got angry and she said what is it going to take to make you stop and i said you know i don't know because i never even considered for a moment stopping where i said i guess the only thing that'll make me quit is when we're when we win when you're gone and that wasn't what they wanted to hear but john isn't that it's not over with until we win right absolutely pastor ernie and i was um thinking of what you said earlier about people that had contacted you and only if they wanted you to intercede for their pastors to have courage yeah then i was listening to um i'd never heard this before what you were just that that uh audio you just had on and i'm going to hear yes i mean that whole thing to me was really about courage yeah that's what it was all about and again and that's what the bible touched 366 times in the bible the lord says fear not fear not you know one for every single day and one for leap here yeah 366 times in the bible i get the message you know i i did take me 366 and that's uh that's exactly what we have to carry we have to do this and we always have to realize that uh we have to do it like one can chase a thousand and two ten two ten thousand as if we're all by ourselves in this we have to and just us in the lord that's the attitude we have to take to win to win this battle and he'll provide he said he'd provide the victory we're out of time for right now we'll be back 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