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700 Club Canada: December 6, 2012

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HELLO I'M BRIAN WARREN.

I'M LAURA-LYNN TYLER

THOMPSON. THANKS FOR JOINING US

TODAY.

YOU KNOW I ALWAYS ENJOY WHENE

HAVE THESE CONVERSATIONS.

YES.

KIND OF LIKE DR. PHIL EXCEPTA

MORE --

YOU ARE DR. PHIL.

WELL,

I AM THE CRAZY

PERSON YOU HAVE ON.

YOU FIGURED THAT OUT? YOU

GUYS GOT THAT TOO DIDN'T YOU?

THAT'S GOOD. WOW. NOT JUST A

PRETTY FACE BUT THAT, BUT LET'SP

MOVING.

LET'S MOVE ON. THIS IS

MY MOMENT RIGHT HERE.

OKAY.

LET'S

TALK ABOUT YOUR CHILDHOOD. TAKE

US BACK. WHAT WAS A LITTLE

LAURA-LYNN LIKE?

SHE WAS ACTUALLY QUIETER

AND SHYER THAN SHE IS TODAY.

YES, FOR WHATEVER REASON. I WENT

TO KINDERGARTEN AND I DID NOT

TALK FOR ABOUT TWO DAYS. I WAS

AFRAID THAT NOBODY WOULD BE

PICKING ME UP.

I GOT TO STOP ON THIS. YOU

DIDN'T TALK IN KINDERGARTEN.

I KNOW. BUT EVENTUALLY I

GOT USED TO IT AND I TALKED SO

MUCH I WAS PUT IN A DARK CLOSET.

TRUE STORY.

NOW THAT I CAN UNDERSTAND.

TRUE STORY, YES.

I HAVEN'T STOPPED SINCE

THEN.

THAT IS BELIEVABLE AND I

DON'T HAVE ANY PROGNOSIS

EXCEPT TO MOVE ON. TODAY YOU'LLE

TWO STORIES THAT SHOW US HOW MUH

OUR CHILDHOOD SHAPES WHO WE ARE

AS ADULTS.

C. J. BLAIR GREW UP WITH GANS

AND VIOLENCE AND IT CONTINUED ON

INTO ADULTHOOD BUT IT WAS THE

PRAYERS OF HIS GRANDMOTHER THAT

HAD THE BIGGEST EFFECT ON HIM.

YOU WILL SEE WHY HER WORDS LEFT

A LASTING IMPRESSION AND HELPED

HIM TURN HIS LIFE AROUND.

MY GRANDMOTHER PRAYED TOO ASS

MY MOM AND DAD AND

EVERYBODY ELSE, THE WHOLE

NEIGHBORHOOD WAS PRAYING.

ME TO.

ALSO ON TODAY'S SHOW, AARON S

(SP?) TALKS ABOUT THE

VISION THAT CHANGED HIS LIFE

AND BROKE THE CYCLE OF CRIME

AND ADDICTION THAT RAN IN HIS

FAMILY.

WE CONTINUE TO LOOK BACK AT

SOME OF OUR FAVORITE INTERVIEWS

FROM THE PAST YEARS. I WENT

SEARCHING FOR WHAT YOU BELIEVE,

CANADA; BUT FIRST AARON ENOS

LIFE IS CHANGED BY VISION HE

RECEIVED FROM GOD.

THE COMMUNITY I GREW UP IN IF

LIKE

A JUNGLE AND IT'S KIND OF LIKE

THERE'S REALLY NO LAW. THERE'S

REALLY NO ORDER , SO YOU HAVE TO

MAKE YOUR OWN WAY.

AARON ENOS GREW UP IN NEW

YORK WITH HIS MOTHER, BROTHER,

AND SISTER. HIS FATHER LEFT

BEFORE AARON WAS BORN.

I BLAME MYSELF FOR MY FATHER

NOT BEING AROUND AND THEN ONCE

I OPENED THE DOOR TO THAT

THOUGHT OTHER THOUGHTS CAME IN

LIKE, OKAY, MY FATHER IS NOT ART

IS

MY FAULT. WHY? YOU'RE NOT GOOD

ENOUGH. YOU WEREN'T IMPORTANT

ENOUGH FOR YOUR FATHER TO STICK

AROUND. YOU WEREN'T WORTHY OF L.

HIS MOTHER HAD PROBLEMS OF

HER OWN.

MY MOTHER WAS A PROSTITUTE,

WAS A HEAVY USER OF CRACK COCAI.

SOON HE BEGAN GETTING IN

FIGHTS.

I FOUGHT BECAUSE IT WAS THE

ONLY WAY I COULD EXPRESS MY

FRUSTRATIONS IN LIFE. I WAS A VY

FRUSTRATED YOUNG MAN, VERY ANGRU

HAVE TO FIND YOURSELF AND YOU DW

WHO YOU

ARE. YOU HAVE NO COMPASS. YOU HO

DIRECTION SO THAT'S WHY I

STARTED TO FIGHT A LOT. THAT'S S

IN THE STREET ALL THE TIME.

THAT'S WHY I DID THE THINGS THAT

I DID.

MEANWHILE, HIS MOTHER

BECAME ABUSIVE.

SHE STARTED TO HIT ME. THERE

WERE TIMES THAT SHE WOULD, YOU

KNOW, THROW ME OUT OF HOUSE, MAE

SLEEP OUTSIDE. MY HOME ENVIRONMT

WAS GETTING VERY VERY UNSAFE. I

DIDN'T UNDERSTAND WHY SHE DID TE

THINGS SHE DID. I DIDN'T

UNDERSTAND WHY SHE COULDN'T

CONTROL HER BEHAVIOR. I

COULDN'T UNDERSTAND HOW

SOMEBODY THAT TELLS YOU THEY

LOVED YOU, THAT HELD YOU AS A

CHILD COULD ABUSE YOU THE WAY

THAT SHE ABUSED ME PHYSICALLY, E

MY MOTHER WAS VERY VIOLENT. I

FELT LIKE IT WAS SAFER TO ME

TO BE IN THE STREETS THAN IT WOE

TO BE AT HOME. SO I RAN AWAY.

HE LIVED WITH FRIENDS AND RES

WHILE HE WENT

TO HIGH SCHOOL. AARON OFTEN

WONDERED IF THERE REALLY WAS A

GOD. HE HAD GONE TO CHURCH AS A

CHILD BUT WONDERED WHY GOD WOULT

ALL THESE BAD THINGS HAPPEN TO

HIM.

I WAS WHAT YOU WOULD CALL

A GNOSTIC. I KNEW SOMETHING WAS

OUT THERE BECAUSE IT JUST

CERTAIN THINGS THAT DIDN'T MAKE

SENSE BUT I JUST DIDN'T KNOW

WHO HE WAS.

ON THE SCHOOL BUS ONE DAY

HE HAD A VISION THAT CHANGED

HIS BELIEFS COMPLETELY.

I'M ON A BUS. I'M ON MY WAY

TO SCHOOL. NEXT THINK YOU KNOW T

ON THE

BUS ANYMORE. I'M JUST NOT.

PHYSICALLY I'M NOT THERE.

EVERYTHING EMITTED ITS OWN LIGH.

THERE WAS NOTHINGÃTHERE WERE NO

SHADOWS.

EVERYTHING -- THE WALLS EMITTED

LIGHT. THERE WAS THIS PERSON

STANDING IN FRONT OF ME. NOW THS

PERSON, HE WAS SO POWERFUL , LI,

IT WAS LIKEÃIT WAS LIKE, THE ONY

TO

DESCRIBE IT, IT 'S LIKE STANDINT

OF THE SUN. IT WAS JESUS. I WAS

GLUED TO THE GROUND. I BOWED. HE

OPENED UP THE EYES OF MY SPIRIT

SO I COULD SEE HIM, NOT WITH MY

NATURAL EYE, BUT I COULD SEE

HIM. HE SHOWED ME HE WAS A PERSN

JUST LIKE ME. IT WAS THE MOST

GROUNDBREAKING REVELATION THAT

I COULD'VE EVER GOTTEN. NOTHING

I WAS EVER TO HOLD, EVER

AMOUNTED TO JESUS BEING A

PERSON, A REAL PERSON; SOMEBODY

THAT I COULD ACTUALLY RELATE TO;

SOMEBODY

WHO WENT THROUGH WHAT I

WENT THROUGH. THAT REVELATION

HAD COMPLETELY ROCKED MY BELIEF

SYSTEM AT THE TIME. IT

COMPLETELY PRETTY MUCH DESTROYET

AND I STRUGGLED WITH IT.

FOR THREE DAYS I TRIED TO DENY.

I WAS SCARED. I DIDN'T KNOW

WHAT HAPPENED, BUT FINALLY ON

THE THIRD DAY I JUST COULD NOT T

ANYMORE AND I RECEIVED JESUS INY

HEART. I REPENTED OF MY SINS AND

I'VE BEEN WALKING WITH THE LORD

EVER SINCE.

AARON STARTED READING THE

BIBLE AND GOING TO CHURCH. OVER

THE NEXT FEW YEARS HE WAS ABLE

TO LET GO OF THE PAIN AND ANGER

HE HAD BEEN HARBORING.

HIS TRUTH SET ME FREE FROM

EVERY, EVERY HARDSHIP IN LIFE,

EVERY ANGUISH, ALL THE

AFFLICTIONS; , EVERY HORRIBLE

THINGS, GOD TURNED AROUND AND HE

BROUGHT IT TOGETHER FOR MY GOOD.

HE GAVE ME MY IDENTITY. I

DIDN'T UNDERSTAND WHAT LOVE WAS.

HE SHOWED ME LOVE.

TODAY HE ID MARRIED TO A

ARENA (SP?). THEY HAVE ONE DAUGR

AND A BABY ON THE WAY.

THERE'S NOT A WORD IN THE

ENGLISH VOCABULARY THAT COULD ER

EXPRESS HOW THANKFUL I AM. I'M

DEFINITELY ONE HUNDRED PERCENT G

TO SPEND THE REST OF MY LIFE

ACKNOWLEDGING WHAT HE'S DONE

FOR ME.

YOU KNOW FOR AARON IT WAS A

BRIGHT LIGHT THAT HE SAW. FOR A

MAN IN THE BIBLE, PAUL, ON THE

ROAD TO DAMASCUS IT WAS ALSO A

BRIGHT LIGHT THAT STOPPED HIM

IN HIS TRACKS. I DON'T KNOW

WHAT IT IS FOR YOU THAT IS

SHOWING YOU THAT GOD IS REAL,

THAT JESUS IS CALLING TO YOU

THAT HE IS IN RIGHT IN FRONT OF

YOU IN YOUR PATH. BUT I CAN

TELL YOU THAT GOD IS. HE'S

CALLING YOUR NAME, WHATEVER IT

IS. WE DON'T ALL GET TO SEE

BRIGHT LIGHTS. I PERSONALLY

HAVE NEVER SEEN AN ANGEL. I'VE

NEVER SEEN A BRIGHT LIGHT IN MY

PATH BUT I HAVE SEEN GOD

INTERVENE DRAMATICALLY AND

MIRACULOUSLY IN MY SITUATION. I

KNOW THAT WHEN I HAVE CALLED TO

HIM HE HAS BEEN FAITHFUL TO

ANSWER. WHAT IS GOD SPEAKING TO

YOUR HEART TODAY? I WONDER IF

YOU'RE SITTING THERE AND YOU'RE

SAYING, WELL, MAYBE IF GOD

WOULD JUST SHOW UP IN A BRIGHT

LIGHT I WOULD BELIEVE TOO. BUT

IF YOU REALLY THINK ABOUT IT

YOU HAVE SEEN THAT GOD HAS

INTERVENED IN YOUR LIFE. HE HAS

BECKONED YOU. DO YOU KNOW THAT E

RELENTLESSLY BECKONS US. HE

LOVES US FROM BEFORE WE WERE

BORN HE FORMED US IN OUR

MOTHER' WOMB KNOWING THAT

THERE WAS A PURPOSE AND A

DESTINY FOR OUR LIVES. BUT HERE

IS THE THING: WE EITHER GET TO

RECEIVE HIM AND ACCEPT HIM LIKE

AARON DID, OR WE CAN REJECT HIM.

TODAY MAYBE THIS IS A CALL OUT

TO YOU BECAUSE MAYBE EVERYTHING

I'M SAYING IS SPEAKING TO YOUR

HEART AND YOUR SAYING, WELL, I

HAVE KIND OF SAID THAT. YOU

ALMOST WANT GOD TO JUST SHOW UP

IN YOUR LIVING ROOM OR YOU

WON'T BELIEVE. MAYBE HE'S JUST

LETTING YOU KNOW TODAY TO THE

700 CLUB CANADA THAT HE LOVES

YOU, THAT HE'S REAL THAT HE'S

CALLING TO YOU AND THAT HE HAS

A PURPOSE AND A PLAN IF YOU

WOULD JUST RECEIVE HIM.

YOU KNOW, LAURA-LYNN ,YOU ARE

SO RIGHT AND EVERYTHING INSIDE

OF MY SPIRIT BEGAN TO WITNESS

WITHOUT WHEN I WAS LOOKING AT

AARON AND I THOUGHT ABOUT, YOU ,

JUST THE LIFE THAT HE CAME

FROM AS FAR AS FATHERLESSNESS A-

HIS MOM AND ADDICTION.

HI MOM AND PROSTITUTION AND

ADDICTION.

I FELT THE SPIRIT OF GOD SAY

CHILL OUT. HE'S GOT THIS. I'M

GOING TO GET SOME THINGS INTO

YOUR HANDS BUT WE'RE GOING DO SE

BUSINESS WITH GOD AS WELL. THIS

IS A NEW DAY FOR YOU. YOU

NEED A CRITICAL INTERVENTION

RIGHT NOW. I WANT YOU TO PRAY

THIS PRAYER WITH ME. YOU HAVE BN

FIGHTING THE WORLD ALL YOUR

LIFE. ASK FOR IT'S A NEW DAY AS

WELL. JUST BALL UP THOSE HANDS

AND NOW WE'RE GOING TO LET THEM

GO AND WERE GOING TO ASK GOD TO

COME INTO OUR HEART. JESUS,

I'M A SINNER. I NEED YOUR HELP

NOW. IN THIS MOMENT AS I OPEN

UP MY HANDS, I OPEN UP MY HEART

AND RECEIVE YOU. I CONFESS MY

SIN. I TURN FROM THAT AND I ACCT

YOU AS MY SAVIOR. NOW OPEN THEM

UP. FATHER, EVERYONE IS THAT ISI

PRAY

NOW FOR DRASTIC INTERVENTION,

EXTREME HELP IN JESUS NAME,

AMEN.

AMEN. IF YOU JUST PRAYED THAT

PRAYER WITH BRIAN WOULD YOU

GIVE US A CALL AT 1-855-759-070.

OPERATORS ARE STANDING BY.

IT'S A GOOD DAY.

[MUSIC]

[COMMERICAL]

DADDY.

YEAH, BUDDY.

HOW MANY NICKELS ARE IN A DO?

THERE ARE TWENTY NICKELS IN A

DOLLAR.

HOW DO BIRDS FLY? IS MILK

REALLY GOING TO MAKE MY BONES

STRONGER?

YEAH, YES.

DADDY, WHEN WE DIE WILL WE

GO TO HEAVEN?

DO YOU HAVE THE ANSWER TO

LIFE'S BIGGEST QUESTION? CALL

THE 700 CLUB. WE WILL HELP YOU D

ANSWERS TO THE IMPORTANT QUESTIS

LIFE BRINGS YOUR WAY.

[MUSIC]

HEY, WELCOME TO THIS HOPE TO.

TODAY WE ARE TALKING ABOUT A

HOUSE OF MIRRORS. YES, I'M GOINO

HELP YOU GET THERE, WHAT WE'RE Y

TALKING ABOUT. WHEN I WAS A

KID I USED TO LOVE GOING TO THE

CARNIVAL. I STILL LOVE GOING TOE

CARNIVAL. A HOUSE OF MIRRORS OR

A HALL OF MIRRORS, IS A

TRADITIONAL ATTRACTION AT MOST

AMUSEMENT PARKS. NOW THE BASIC

CONCEPT BEHIND A HOUSE OF

MIRRORS IS TO BE A MAZE-LIKE

PUZZLE. NOW SOMETIMES THE

MIRRORS MAY BE DISTORTED

BECAUSE OF THE SHAPE OF THE

GLASS TO GIVE THE PARTICIPANTS

AN UNUSUAL OR CONFUSING

REFLECTION. SOME LOOK A LITTLE

BIGGER; SOME LOOK A LITTLE BIT

SMALLER. SOME THINGS

REALLY LOOK FRIGHTENING. NOW TOY

I WANT TO SHARE WITH YOU FROM A

PASTOR'S HEART CONCERNING A VERY

DEADLY SCHEME. A HOUSE OF MIRROS

THAT THE DEVIL USES THIS TIME

OF YEAR RIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS.

LIKE THAT HOUSE OF MIRRORS TO

DIVIDE AND CONQUER EVEN THE

BEST OF US. NOW THE TOOL

IS CALLED OFFENSE AND

I HAVE WITNESSED IT TEAR CHURCHT

BUSINESSES, MARRIAGES, AND THE

BEST OF RELATIONSHIPS. THE

BIBLE HAS A LOT TO SAY ABOUT

OFFENSE. NOW PROVERBS 18:19 SAYS

SOMETHING IMPORTANT. A BROTHER

OFFENDED IS HARDER TO BE WON

THAN A STRONG CITY. WOW. AND THR

CONTENTIONS I LIKE THE BARS OF

A CASTLE. DID YOU GET THAT?

JESUS SAYS ONE OF THE SIGNS OF

THE LAST DAYS WOULD BE, IN FACT,

THAT MANY WOULD BE OFFENDED.

THIS IS MATTHEW, 24:10. AND THEN

MANY WILL BE OFFENDED AND

REPELLED AND BEGIN TO

DISTRUST AND DESERT HIM WHOM

THEY OUGHT TO TRUST AND OBEY AND

WILL STUMBLE AWAY AND FALL

AND BETRAY ONE ANOTHER AND

PERSUE ONE ANOTHER WITH HATRED.

DID YOU GET THAT? THAT'S A

CLEAR DIRECTIVE FROM THE WORD

OF GOD, THAT WE MUST GUARD

OURSELVES NOT TO BE OFFENDERS

OR OFFENDED. AS BORN-AGAIN

SANCTIFIED SPIRIT-FILLED BELIEVS

WE HAVE THE ABILITY, AND THE

AUTHORITY, AND THE BLOOD COVENAT

OF JESUS CHRIST TO OVERCOME

OFFENSES; TO GET OUT OF THIS

HOUSE OF MIRRORS, THIS

HALL OF HORROR AND IT'S BY THE

VERY BLOOD OF JESUS CHRIST.

NOW LET ME DEFINE JUST EXACTLY

WHAT OFFENSE IS. NUMBER ONE,

MATTHEW 18:7 SAYS WOE TO

THE WORLD BECAUSE OF OFFENSES,

FOR OFFENSES MUST COME BUT WOE

TO THAT MAN WHOM OFFENSE COMES.

OFFENSE IS DEFINED SKANDALA ZO(.

IT'S A GREEK

WORD. TO SCANDALIZE, TO ENTRAP,

TO TRIP, TO ENTICE AND TO

MAKE ANGRY. CHILDREN OFFEND THER

PARENTS, BY BEING DISOBEDIENT

AND PARENTS OFFEND THEIR

CHILDREN BY NOT BEING AROUND

OR BEING SO STRICT AND

UNREASONABLE. NUMBER TWO, WHERE

DO THEY COME FROM, OFFENSES?

FIRST CORINTHIANS 10:32 SAYS ITS

WAY: GIVE NO OFFENSES THAT THE

JEWS NOR THE GENTILES NOR THE

CHURCH OF GOD. THIS TELLS US

THAT IF WE CAN GIVE AN OFFENSE

TO THESE CATEGORIES OF PEOPLE,

WE CAN ALSO RECEIVE AN OFFENSE

FROM THE CATEGORIES OF PEOPLE,

JEWS, GENTILES, AND THE CHURCH

OF GOD. SO YOU HAVE TO BE

PREPARED. IT CAN COME FROM

ALL DIRECTIONS. WHAT SHOULD WE

DO? STOP ,DROP, AND PRAY. JESUS

SAID, I TOLD YOU IT WAS GOING

TO COME. STOP RIGHT WHAT YOU'RE

DOING WHEN YOU FEEL OFFENDED

AND SAY GOD, MY HEART IS NOW

TENDER. DROP ON YOUR KNEES AND

BEGIN TO CRY OUT TO GOD. NO

PRAYER, NOW POWER; SOME PRAYER,E

POWER, MUCH PRAYER,

MUCH POWER. THEN AFTER YOU STOP

DROP AND PRAY AND THEN GET UP

AND SAY, GOD, I'M GOING TO DO

THE OPPOSITE. I'M GOING TO LOVE

MY NEIGHBOR. I'M GOING TO LOVE

THAT PERSON INSTEAD OF GET EVEN

WITH THEM. LET GOD GET EVEN BECE

HE SAID VENGEANCE IS MINE. TODAY

THAT GETS YOU OUT OF THE HOUSE F

MIRRORS

BECAUSE THAT IS YOUR HOPE TO GO.

I LOVE WHAT BRIAN IS TALKING

ABOUT. YOU MIGHT BE ASKING WHAT

ABOUT THAT PERSON WHO'S REALLY

REALLY DIFFICULT. DO YOU KNOW WE

WORD SAYS, ROMANS 12:18 SAYS IF

POSSIBLE AS FAR AS IT DEPENDS ON

YOU LIVE AT PEACE WITH

EVERYONE. SO IF YOU CAN HELP IT

LIVE AT PEACE. IF YOU CAN'T, WE,

I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO TELL YOU.

BUT GOD WILL GIVE YOU A WAY TO

BE GRACIOUS. COMING UP, WE HAVE

SOME OF OUR FAVORITE INTERVIEWSM

THE STREET.

SO, KRISTOF, TELL ME A BIT AT

YOUR JOURNEY AND SOME THINGS

THAT YOU ARE GOING THROUGH AND

MAYBE STRUGGLING THROUGH TRYING

TO FIND YOUR WAY.

WELL, THE CHALLENGE SORT OF

BEGINÃI HAVE BEEN PLAYING SOCCER

PRETTY MUCH

MY ENTIRE LIFE. I'M TWENTY-EIGHS

OLD.

I HAVE BEEN PLAYING SINCE I WAS,

AND

EARLIER THIS SEASON WHILE I WAS

BASICALLY FEELING AT THE PEAK

OF MY LIKE ENTIRE SOCCER

CAREER, LOVE FOR THE GAME, I

SUFFERED A REALLY BAD CONCUSSIOI

GOT ELBOWED IN THE TEMPLE AND

THIS HAPPENED A FEW MONTHS AGO

AND IT'S AN ISSUE THAT HAS NOT

RESOLVED ITSELF YET. SO IT'S A

STRUGGLE THAT I LIVE THROUGH

DAY-TO-DAY AND IT'S ONE OF

THOSE THINGS THAT THERE'S NO

CLEAR END, SO EVERY DAY IS KIND

OF LIKE, YOU KNOW, IT'S ANOTHER

CHALLENGE. IT'S A PROBLEM THAT

IS SORT OF PERVASIVE IN SO MANY

WAYS AND SO YOU HAVE TO FIND SOF

MANY

MANY WAYS TO ADDRESS THE

CHALLENGES AND SO IT'S BEEN A

HUGE LEARNING PROCESS AND I'M

REALLY HOPING I COME OUT OF IT S

DO YOU HAVE FAITH IN YOUR LI,

KRISTOF?

DO YOU BELIEVE IN GOD? DO YOU

BELIEVE IN HEALING?

NO. I CAN'T SAY THAT I DO.

EVEN WHEN SOMETHING LIKE

THIS HAPPENS HAVE YOU SAID

EVEN ONE PRAYER LIKE IF YOU'RE

OUT THERE, GOD, WOULD YOU FIX

THIS OR HELP ME?

NO.

YOU HAVEN'T?

I HAVEN'T, NO. I'VE ALWAYS SF

BELIEVED IN THE POWER OF

ONESELF TO BE ABLE TO OVERCOME

CHALLENGES.

BUT WHAT ABOUT WHEN YOU HIT

THIS PROBLEM THAT YOU JUST

CAN'T FIX.

WELL, THEN I SUPPOSE THAT'S

JUST THE WAY IT IS AND THAT'S

ANOTHER ONE OF THE CHALLENGES OR

ANOTHER ONE OF ONE OF THE LESSOS

LEARNED. THERE IS NOT ALWAYS A

SOLUTION TO EVERYTHING, AND

SOMETIMES WE JUST HAVE TO

ACCEPT WHAT IS.

WHEN YOU GET TO A PLACE

LIKE YOU ARE AT, KRISTOF, I

MEAN, IF THERE WERE A GOD THIS

WOULD BE A GOOD TIME FOR HIM TO

SHOW UP.

WELL, YOU KNOW IT'S A

QUESTION THAT I HAVE EXPLORED A

FAIR BIT. YOU KNOW THERE'S

DEFINITELY A GREAT --I'M SURE A

POWER , A PERSONAL POWER IN FAI,

BUT I CAN'T SAY THAT I --

IT'S NOT SOMETHING YOU HAVE D

THOUGH

OR BEEN ABLE TO

ACCEPT?

NO. I ALSO THINK THAT YOU

CAN ALSO FILL THAT THAT POWER

THAT EXISTS AND SOME PEOPLE FIND

IT THROUGH FAITH AND I CAN

FIND IT THROUGH, LIKE I SAY,

THE BELIEF IN ONESELF THAT -- I

DO ALSO THINK THAT WE HAVE LIKE

A LIFE ENERGY THAT CONNECTS US

ALL. SOME PEOPLE MAY CALL THAT

GOD. I KNOW IT AS SOMETHING

SORT OF DIFFERENT.

[MUSIC]

WHAT A TRAGEDY THAT WAS

THAT KRISTOF'S LIFE HAS BEEN SO

AFFECTED BY THE ACCIDENT THAT HE

HAD PLAYING SOCCER. YOU KNOW, I

PRAY THAT GOD WILL TOUCH HIM

AND WILL ALSO REACH OUT TO HIS

HEART THAT ONE DAY HE MIGHT

FIND IN FAITH. THAT'S WHY WE'RE

HERE EVERY DAY AT THE 700 CLUB

CANADA.

ABSOLUTELY. YOU KNOW, WE

DON'T MAKE PEOPLE DO ANYTHING

BUT WE LIFT UP JESUS AND HE

DOES EVERYTHING. THE 700

CLUB CANADA IS COMMITTED TO

SHARING STORIES OF NEW

BEGINNINGS IN LIFE AND WE WANT

TO INVITE YOU TO BE A PART OF

WHAT WE'RE DOING RIGHT HERE. IF

YOU HAVE A DESIRE TO HELP THOSEN

NEED, AND CHANGE LIVES, THEN

CALL TODAY AND BECOME A PARTNER

WITH THE 700 CLUB CANADA.

WHEN YOU DO YOU WILL BE A PART F

ALL THE AMAZING THINGS THAT

WE ARE DOING RIGHT HERE IN CANA.

FOR JUST $20 A MONTH YOU

CAN BECOME A 700 CLUB

CANADA PARTNER OR IF YOU'RE

ABLE TO GIVE MORE YOU CAN JOIN

AT A HIGHER LEVEL SUCH AS THE

700 CLUB CANADA GOLD PARTNER

WHICH IS $40 A MONTH.

YOUR PARTNERSHIP DOLLARS

ARE ALREADY MAKING A HUGE

DIFFERENCE. THIS CHRISTMAS WE

ARE PROVIDING OVER $30,000 IN

TOYS, FOOD, AND CLOTHING, TO

THE SCOTT MISSION IN TORONTO, AE

ONLY GETTING STARTED. ALONG

WITH THE 2600 FAMILIES THAT

WILL RECEIVE GROCERY BAGS THIS

CHRISTMAS, WE ARE ALSO

PROVIDING EACH FAMILY WITH A

COPY OF THE FIRST CHRISTMAS

SUPERBOOK DVD.

WE APPRECIATE YOUR MONTHLY

GIFT AND AS A THANK FOR YOUR GEY

WE WILL SEND YOU THIS

DVD ENTITLED, THE LAW OF

EXPECTATION.

WHEN YOU CALL YOU WILL

LEARN ABOUT ALL THE DIFFERENT

PAYMENT OPTIONS AVAILABLE WITH

YOUR MONTHLY GIFT AND WE HOPE

THAT YOU WILL BECOME A PART OF

THIS GROWING ARMY OF PEOPLE WHO

WANT TO BE LIFE CHANGERS RIGHT

HERE IN CANADA. SO, CALL NOW. 15

-759 -0700.

[COMMERICAL]

WELCOME. TODAY WE ARE

TALKING ABOUT THE LAW OF

EXPECTATION.

YOU NEED TO SEE THIS

TEACHING GORDON ROBERSON DID

ON THE LAW OF EXPECTATION BECAUE

IT WILL REALLY CHANGE THE WAY YU

THINK ABOUT YOURSELF.

IS DEFINITELY ENCOURAGED ME O

DREAM BIGGER.

ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE.

IF YOU ARE AT THE LOWEST OF

YOUR LOW, IF YOU FEEL THAT YOU

HAVE NO HOPE THE LAW OF

EXPECTATION WILL HELP YOU FIND

HOPE BY TRANSFORMING YOUR MIND.

[MUSIC]

WELCOME BACK. UP NEXT

TROUBLE CATCHES UP WITH C.J. BLT

TROUBLE IS NO MATCH FOR GOD.

IN THE PROJECTS, IT'S QUIET

BY DAY FROM IT'S LOUD

AT NIGHT.

C.J. BLAIR GREW UP IN THE

INNER-CITY. HIS MOTHER WORKED

ON THE STREETS AND THE ONLY

FATHER C.J. EVER KNEW WAS HER

PIMP.

THERE WAS NO ONE THERE TO

REALLY NURTURE ME; KEEP ME FROM

SOME OF THE ILLS THAT YOU

ENCOUNTER JUST LIVING IN, YOU K,

IN THE CITY OF

WASHINGTON DC.

BEFORE LONG C.J. WAS SELLING

DRUGS AND RUNNING WITH GANGS.

MY INTENTION WAS TO GET MY

MOTHER OFF OF A CORNER AND

WHEN YOU PRESENT AN OPPORTUNITY

FOR ME TO MAKE $3000, $4000,

$5000 A NIGHT THEN I AM CONNECTG

THAT TO MY MOTHER AND STOP SELLG

HER BODY, GETTING BEAT UP

BY MEN.

BUT THERE WERE SOME BRIGHT

SPOTS IN HIS LIFE. HE SPENT HIS

SUMMERS AS GREAT GRANDMOTHER'S

HOUSE WHICH HAD A TOTALLY

DIFFERENT ATMOSPHERE.

MY GREAT GRANDMOTHER

BELIEVED GOD FOR EVERYTHING. I

MEAN, EVERYTHING. IT WAS BREAD,

IT WAS RENT MONEY, WHATEVER IT

WAS SHE BELIEVED IT. SO SHE WOUD

LINE ME UP EVERY NIGHT ON A

SATURDAY BED AND SHE WOULD BE

PRAYING, AND YOU KNOW SHE'D BE

BLESSING AND SO FORTH AND SO ON

AND GOD KEEP HIM AND I WAS

LIKE, WOW. THIS WOMAN IS

SERIOUS. YOU KNOW, I WAS THE BAD

GUY IN THE FAMILY. I WAS LIKE TE

ROUGHEST ONE BUT SHE WOULD

NEVER SPEAK AS NEGATIVE ABOUT

ME AS THE REST OF THE FAMILY.

SHE WOULD ALWAYS SAY THAT I WAS

YOU KNOW, A MAN OF GOD AND GOD S

TO IT, AND SHE SPOKE THAT IN MY.

WHILE HIS GREAT GRANDMOTHER A

STRONG INFLUENCE ON C.J. HE

WASN'T READY TO CHANGE.

I WAS SCARED OF HELL. I REALS

SCARED OF HELL

AND MY GREAT-GRANDMOTHER

SHE REALLY

HAMMERED THAT HOME. I KNEW

BECOMING A CHRISTIAN WAS GOING

TO TAKE ME LEAVING THE

LIFESTYLE THAT I HAD GROWN

ACCUSTOMED TO. SO I WASN'T GOING

TO PLAY WITH GOD.

C.J. DROPPED OUT OF SCHOOL AT

THE AGE OF THIRTEEN WAS ARRESTER

THE FIRST TIME ON AN ASSAULT

CHARGE. HE SPENT THE NEXT TWELVE

YEARS IN AND OUT OF JAIL.

THEN AFTER SERVING A SIX YEAR

PRISON TERM FOR ROBBERY AND

MALICIOUS WOUNDING C.J. WENT INO

THE RAP MUSIC BUSINESS WITH

SOME GUYS HE MET IN PRISON.

I WAS IN THE STUDIO ONE NIGHT

AND THE STUDIO ENGINEER BEGAN TK

ABOUT JESUS. HE SAID IF THERE

IS A JESUS AND YOU HAVE NOT

ACCEPTED HIM AND YOU DIE, YOU'RE

GOING TO BE SHORT AND GOD

BEGAN TO START DEALING WITH ME

AT THAT POINT.

JUST A COUPLE OF WEEKS

LATER, C.J. WAS DRIVING HOME FRM

A MAJOR DRUG DEAL.

I AM LISTENING TO

THIS RAP GROUP AND THE RAP

GROUP SAYS THAT THEY HAVE

PLATINUM CURRENCY CARDS WITH

THE MARK OF THE BEAST ON THEM.

WHEN I HEARD THAT SOMETHING

TRIGGERED IN ME. ALL THAT TALK

THAT MY GREAT GRANDMOTHER WAS TG

ABOUT BACK THEN WHEN I WAS

LIKE, EIGHT, NINE, HERE IT IS

NOW. SO IMMEDIATELY I SAID, I'M

GOING TO HELL AND AS SOON AS I

THOUGHT THAT IT WAS LIKE A BOLT

HIT ME. MY HANDS FLEW UP AND

I BEGAN SAYING HALLELUJAH

HALLELUJAH AND I HEARD JESUS SAY

C.J., AUDIBLY, LIKE I AM TALKINO

YOU RIGHT NOW. C.J., AND I

SAID, YES, LORD. HE SAID TAKE IT

OUT. I POPPED THE TAPE OUT OF TE

TAPE DECK AND STARTED MESSING

WITH THE RADIO. THE GUY ON THE O

SAID

DO YOU KNOW WHAT MIRACLES

ARE. THE RADIO GUY WAS TALKING O

ME, LITERALLY, BUT I KNEW IT WAS

GOD. I'M SCARED BECAUSE I'M

LIKE, I'M GETTING READY TO DIE.

THIS IS WHAT GOD DO TO YOU BEFOE

HE KILLS YOU. HE LETS YOU KNOW E

WAS REAL. SO THE NEXT THING I

KNOW, MY HAND IS GRABBING THE

COKE AND THROWING IT OUT THE

WINDOW, THE MARIJUANA, THE

CIGARETTES. EVERYTHING THAT MY

HANDS TOUCHED I THREW OUT THE

WINDOW. SO I REMEMBER SAYING TO

MYSELF, THIS BETTER BE JESUS

BECAUSE I THREW AWAY ALL

THIS MONEY AND THESE FOLKS ARE

GOING TO KILL ME.

WHEN C. J. GOT HOME HE WENT O

THE BASEMENT.

I BEGAN TO PRAY. I NEVER

PRAYED AS AN ADULT LIKE THAT.

THE NEXT DAY MY MOTHER HAD CAME

DOWN THERE AND WAS LIKE WHAT

HAPPENED, WHAT WAS WRONG WITH

YOU? I LITERALLY JUST SAID I'M

SAVED. I JUST KNEW THAT WAS

WHAT HAD HAPPENED. I'M SAVED.

C.J. TURNED HIS LIFE OVER TO

GOD AND ENROLLED IN BIBLE

COLLEGE. HE ALSO GOT RID OF HIS

GUNS. FOR AN EX DRUG DEALER IN E

STREETS OF WASHINGTON HE WAS

VULNERABLE. IT WASN'T EVEN SAFE

FOR HIM TO GET A HAIRCUT.

WHEN I WAS AT THE BARBERSHOPI

WAS KNOWN TO TELL MY BARBER NOT

TO SPIN WHEN HE CUT MY HAIR

BUT TO WALK AROUND ME, KEEP ME

FACING THE DOOR BECAUSE AT THAT

TIME IN THE INNER-CITY A LOT OF

YOUNG PEOPLE WERE GETTING

KILLED IN BARBERSHOPS. I WOULD

FACE THE DOOR AND IF ANYTHING

CAME THROUGH THE DOOR TO DO HARM

TO ME I WAS GOING TO GET AT IT

BEFORE IT GOT AT ME.

WILL C.J. WAS GETTING HIS

HAIR CUT THE DEALER HE OWED

MONEY TO WALKED IN.

THIS INDIVIDUAL WAS NOT ONE

THAT YOU REALLY WANTED TO PLAY

WITH. HE WAS A GANGSTER AND HE

WOULD KILL YOU ON-SITE. WHEN HE

COMES THROUGH THE DOOR I

AUTOMATICALLY REACHED OR THE

GUN SO THAT I CAN DO SOMETHING ,

BUT I DIDN'T HAVE THE GUN. THE

GUY WALKS UP ON ME AND HE SAYS,

I HEARD YOU'RE WITH JESUS NOW.

AND I SAID, YES , AND HE SAID PY

FOR ME AND HE TURNED AROUND AND

WALKED OUT AND THAT WAS A

BLESSING BECAUSE GOD REALLY

SPOKE TO ME AND SAID, I TOLD YOU

I COULD PROTECT YOU.

TODAY C.J. IS A PASTOR.

MINISTERING IN THE SAME STREET S

WHERE HE USED TO HUSTLE DRUGS.

I THINK PEOPLE NEED TO SEE

PEOPLE THAT HAVE MADE MISTAKES

BUT AT ONE POINT SAID, YES, AND

JESUS JUST CAME AND CHANGED

THEIR LIVES. I LIVE A GOOD LIFE

AS A RESULT OF THE GOSPEL, THE

PURPOSE THAT GOD HAS INSTILLED

IN MY LIFE. I REPRESENT THAT GU-

I WAS REBELLIOUS THAT WENT TO

PRISON, THE GUY THAT BEEN SHOT ,

THAT DID ALL THE WRONG THINGS

BUT I SHOW FORTH HIS GLORY

BECAUSE AT ANY MOMENT WHEN

THERE'S ONE WORD FROM THE LORD S

INTERJECTED

IN YOUR LIFE ALL YOUR PAST CAN .

I JUST LOVE THIS. YOU KNOW, E

HAVE TO LOOK AT THE GANG

BANGERS AND RAPPERS A WHOLE

DIFFERENT WAY AFTER LOOKING AT

THIS TESTIMONY. C.J., HIS

GRANDMOTHER, SHE SPOKE INTO HIS

LIFE AND ALL YOU GRANDMOTHERS

AND GRANDFATHERS , I JUST WANT O

ENCOURAGE YOU. I AM NOT POINTINU

BUT YOU SPEAK LIFE OVER THOSE

KIDS. EVERYONE ELSE IS SPEAKING

DEATH AND TELLING THEM WHAT

THEY CAN'T BE AND I LOVE IT THE

WAY GOD GOT HIS ATTENTION

BECAUSE THE SAME WORDS THAT HIS

GRANDMOTHER SAID AND TALKING

ABOUT THE MARK OF THE BEAST

WHEN HE HEARD THE RAPPERS ON

THE RADIO SAYING I GOT A TRIPLE

PLATINUM CARD FROM THE MARK OF

THE BEAST, C.J. SAID WHAT. THATT

MY

GRANDMOTHER SAID AND THEN THE

LORD SPOKE AUDIBLY, TAKE THAT

THING OUT OF THAT TAPE RECORDER,

C.J., AND HE HEARD GOD SPEAK TO

HIM . THROWING THOSE DRUGS OUTÃU

KNOW

WHAT THAT MEANT, HUNDREDS OF

THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS. THEN I

LOVE THE GANG -BANGER IN THE END

IN THE BARBERSHOP. HE SAID,

PRAY FOR ME. THAT WAS A

MODERN-DAY MIRACLE. I BELIEVE

GOD IS GOING TO DO THAT FOR YOU

TODAY. I'M GOING TO PUT THIS IN

YOUR HANDS. WE NEED TO PRAY FOR

YOU. IT'S A NEW DAY. BELIEVE

GOD CAN CHANGE YOUR LIFE. COME N

LAURA-LYNN.

I WONDER IF SOMEBODY IS SITTT

HOME TODAY AND THEY HAVE BEEN

INVOLVED IN GANGS AND SOMETHING

LIKE THAT AND THEY'RE GOING , YW

WHAT

I KNOW THEY ARE WATCHING.

I KNOW THAT GOD HAS BEEN

INTERVENING IN MY LIFE AND THERS

BEEN SOME WARNINGS IN MY LIFE

AND YOU NEED TO HEED THAT

BECAUSE GOD SPEAKS TO US AND ITS

NEVER FOR NO REASON. IT'S

SIGNIFICANT WHEN HE IS CALLING

OUT TO YOU.

YOU SEE THE GOOD NEWS IS

THE BAD NEWS IS NOT TRUE. C.J.

SAID I AM GOING TO HELL AND GOD

SAID, NO, I VETO THAT. I SAY

YOU'RE GOING TO HEAVEN, BUT

IF YOU WANT TO GO TO HEAVEN LETS

DO SOME BUSINESS WITH GOD. I

WANT YOU TO CALL FOR THIS. IT'S

A NEW DAY, A VERY NEW DAY. PRAY

THIS PRAYER. JESUS, I AM THAT MN

THAT THEY'RE TALKING ABOUT , ANM

THAT GIRL. TODAY., LORD, I

DIDN'T HAVE A GREAT ROLE MODEL

AND PARENTS I DIDN'T HAVE A

GREAT ROLE MODEL BUT TODAY I

CONFESS MY SIN AND I ASK YOU

TO COME INTO MY LIFE. I DO WANTO

GO TO HELL, GOD. TAKE ME NOW AND

MAKE ME YOUR CHILD IN JESUS

NAME, AMEN

AMEN. WELL WE SURE LOOK

FORWARD TO BEING WITH YOU ALL

AGAIN. UTIL NEXT TIME I'M

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