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700 Club Canada: December 18, 2012

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HELLO, I'M BRIAN WARREN.

AND I'M LAURA-LYNN TYLER

THOMPSON.

THANKS FOR JOINING US TODAY.

LAURA-LYNN, YOU KNOW WHAT,

WE'RE GETTING CLOSE TO

CHRISTMAS AND I'M KIND OF

GETTING GIDDY HERE.

YEAH.

WHAT WAS THE BEST SURPRISE

YOU EVER HAD AT CHRISTMAS?

THIS CHRISTMAS HAS A BIT OF

A SURPRISE.

WE'VE BEEN ATTENDING CHURCH SIX

YEARS --

IS THAT A SURPRISE?

THAT'S NOT THE SURPRISE.

WE'VE BEEN ATTENDING WITH A

WOMAN NAMED CATHY.

THE LORD WHISPERED IN CATHY'S

EAR JUST A LITTLE BIT AGO, WHY

DON'T YOU ASK LARISSA, WHO IS

MY DAUGHTER, WHO HER FATHER IS?

COME TO FIND OUT THEY ARE

COUSINS.

CATHY'S GRANDMOTHER AND MY

CHILDREN'S GREAT GRANDMOTHER

ARE THE SAME PERSON AND WE'VE

BEEN ALL TOGETHER.

SO, WE GOT A COUSIN FOR

CHRISTMAS.

WE'RE KIND OF EXCITED ABOUT

THAT.

YOU LIKE IT?

VERY COOL, ADDING TO THE

FAMILY.

YEAH.

SO, WHEN AMBER NESBITT WAS

GIVEN ZERO CHANCE TO LIVE BY

DOCTORS, HER FAMILY CAME

TOGETHER AND PRAYED FOR A

CHRISTMAS MIRACLE.

YOU'LL BE AMAZED AT THEIR

CHRISTMAS SURPRISE.

ALSO PATTY MASON EXPLAINS

WHY ALL THE SUCCESS THAT SHE

ACHIEVED IN HER LIFE MADE HER

DEPRESSED AND SHE'LL SHARE HOW

SHE WAS FINALLY ABLE TO FIND

PEACE AND WHY CHRISTMAS HAS NEW

MEANING FOR HER.

AND I'LL SHOW YOU ONE OF MY

FAVORITE INTERVIEWS FROM THIS

PAST YEAR WHEN I WENT OUT TO

SEE WHAT YOU BELIEVE ABOUT

FAITH, CANADA.

BUT FIRST, PATTY MASON HAPPILY

WALKS AWAY FROM SUCCESS.

UM-HM.

CHRISTMAS IS THE TIME OF

YEAR FOR PARTIES, PRESENTS AND

FUN WITH FRIENDS AND FAMILY.

CHRISTMAS HAS SPECIAL MEANING

FOR PATTY MASON NOW.

BUT AS A CHILD, SHE DIDN'T

UNDERSTAND THE MEANING OF

CHRISTMAS.

DISCONTENT, SHE COULDN'T WAIT

TO LEAVE HOME AND SPREAD HER

WINGS.

SHE TOOK AN EXCITING JOB AS A

TRAVEL AGENT.

I WAS LOOKING FOR SOMETHING

IN THE TRAVEL.

I WAS LOOKING FOR SOMETHING IN

THE SUCCESS.

BUT WHEN PATTY RETURNED HOME

FROM EACH OF HER EXOTIC TRIPS,

THE GLAMOUR OF HER LIFE-STYLE

NEVER SEEMED TO BE ENOUGH.

AND I JUST THOUGHT THAT

PURSUING THE THINGS OF THIS

WORLD, PURSUING MEN, PURSUING

MONEY, PURSUING SUCCESS,

PURSUING A CAREER, PURSUING

FAMILY, THAT ALL THESE THINGS

WERE SOMEHOW GOING TO VALIDATE

ME AND FILL THAT EMPTY VOID.

PATTY DECIDED TO SETTLE DOWN

AND START A FAMILY, THINKING IT

WAS THE MISSING PIECE TO A

FULFILLING LIFE.

BY THE TIME SHE WAS 35 SHE HAD

A HUSBAND, THREE KIDS, AND A

FLOURISHING SALES CAREER.

BUT THE REALITY OF HER

EMPTINESS HIT HER AT A COMPANY

AWARDS BANQUET.

I WAS ON STAGE IN DALLAS,

TEXAS, RECEIVING AN AWARD, ONE

OF THE HIGHEST LEVELS OF

ACHIEVEMENT IN THE COMPANY.

AND AS I WAS STANDING ON THAT

STAGE SURROUNDED BY ALL KINDS

OF WHAT I CALL HOOPLA, BUT

THERE WAS ALL KINDS OF MUSIC,

THERE WAS THUNDEROUS APPLAUSE

IN THE AUDIENCE.

IT WAS JUST -- IT WAS A MOMENT

THAT SHOULD HAVE BEEN THE PEAK

OF LIFE.

THAT WAS THE MOMENT IT HIT ME

THAT SUCCESS, FAMILY, TRAVEL,

NONE OF IT WAS GOING TO FILL

ME, WAS GOING TO GIVE ME WHAT I

WAS LONGING FOR.

PATTY PLUNGED INTO A DEEP

DEPRESSION.

A LOT OF TIMES -- MY CHILDREN

WERE VERY YOUNG THEN -- AND,

SO, I WOULD PUT THE GIRLS IN

FRONT OF THE TV AND PLOP IN A

VIDEO.

I PUT MY SON IN HIS CRIB.

AND I WOULD GO AND SLEEP

OFF ANOTHER DARK DAY.

PATTY STARTED DRINKING.

AT FIRST IT WAS JUST A GLASS OF

WINE.

AND ONCE I BEGAN TO REALIZE

THAT THE ALCOHOL TOOK A LITTLE

OF THE EDGE OFF OF THE SADNESS,

THEN I BEGAN TO DRINK A LITTLE

BIT MORE, AND A LITTLE EARLIER,

AND TILL FINALLY IT GOT TO A

POINT WHERE I STARTED DRINKING

AROUND 2:00, 3 O'CLOCK IN THE

AFTERNOON.

PATTY HID HER DEPRESSION

FROM HER HUSBAND AND FRIENDS.

ALONE AND HELPLESS, PATTY BEGAN

TO HAVE THOUGHTS OF SUICIDE.

IN AN ACT OF FINAL DESPERATION,

PATTY CRIED OUT TO GOD.

I'M NOT REALLY SURE WHAT

WENT OFF IN MY MIND AS TO WHY I

WENT TO GOD.

HE WASN'T A PART OF MY LIFE.

HE WASN'T VITAL IN MY LIFE.

HE WAS SOMETHING, YOU KNOW,

THAT I DID ON SUNDAY MORNINGS

WHEN I WAS A CHILD.

AND, SO, FOR ME HE WAS A LAST

RESORT.

I BEGAN TO CRY OUT TO GOD.

I SAID, YOU'VE GOT TO HELP ME.

YOU'RE THE ONLY ONE WHO CAN

HELP ME.

NOW I WAS ASKING HIM FOR A

MIRACLE.

ONE WEEK LATER, PATTY SAW AN

ADVERTISEMENT FOR A CHRISTMAS

PLAY.

SHE WANTED TO TAKE HER

CHILDREN.

IT WAS A FOUR-PART PLAY.

THEY DID WITH A LOT OF SINGING

IN THE OLD CHRISTMAS CAROLS AND

THE NEWER CONTEMPORARY

CHRISTMAS MUSIC.

I WAS ENTHRALLED.

IT WAS LIKE I WAS SEEING IT ALL

FOR THE FIRST TIME.

AND THE LAST SECTION THEY DID A

REENACTMENT OF THE BIRTH OF

JESUS.

BUT THIS TIME IT WAS SOMETHING

DIFFERENT.

THERE WAS SOMETHING SPECIAL.

IT WAS LIKE I WAS SEEING IT FOR

THE FIRST TIME.

AT THE END OF THE CHRISTMAS

PLAY, THE SENIOR PASTOR CAME

FORWARD AND BEGAN TO EXPLAIN

SALVATION.

NOW, THIS WAS FOREIGN TO ME,

EVEN THOUGH I GREW UP IN

CHURCH, I HAD NEVER HEARD THE

PLAN OF SALVATION.

SO, WHAT HE WAS SHARING WITH

ME WAS NEW, BUT IT WAS ALSO

VERY WONDERFUL, AND I WANTED IT.

I WANTED TO MAKE JESUS A PART

OF MY LIFE.

SO, AS THE PASTOR PRAYED, I

REMEMBER ECHOING HIS EVERY WORD.

I CRIED THROUGH THE WHOLE THING.

BUT INSTEAD, THESE WERE TEARS

OF JOY.

HE CHANGED MY LIFE IN THAT

MOMENT.

TODAY PATTY HAS TOTAL

FREEDOM FROM HER DEPRESSION AND

HER FAMILY IS CLOSER THAN EVER.

SHE SHARES HER STORY WITH WOMEN

ALL OVER THE COUNTRY.

IF YOU ARE SEARCHING FOR

ANYTHING ELSE TO FILL YOU,

WHETHER IT'S THE THINGS OF THIS

WORLD, MONEY, SUCCESS, CAREER,

YOU ARE PURSUING THINGS THAT

YOU THINK ARE GOING TO FILL THE

EMPTINESS IN YOUR LIFE.

YOU'RE ONLY GOING TO COME UP

DISSATISFIED.

THE ONLY PURE JOY, THE ONLY

ANSWER, THE ONLY HOPE IS IN

JESUS CHRIST.

YOU KNOW, PATTY DISCOVERED

SOMETHING IN THAT MOMENT ON

THAT STAGE THAT SOONER OR LATER

WE ALL FACE.

WHAT DOES IT PROFIT A MAN, IT

SAYS IN MARK 8:36, IF WE GAIN

THE WHOLE WORLD BUT LOSE OUR

SOUL?

WHEN IS THAT MOMENT WHEN WE

REALIZE THAT ALL OF THE

ACCOLADES, ALL OF THE SUCCESS,

ALL OF THE MONEY DOESN'T MAKE

US HAPPY?

AND IF YOU THINK IT DOES

BECAUSE YOU DON'T HAVE MUCH

MONEY RIGHT NOW AND YOU'RE

THINKING, WELL, IF I -- I'D

LIKE TO TRY.

I'D LIKE TO SEE HOW HAPPY I CAN

GET WITH MONEY.

YOU KNOW WHAT?

LEARN FROM SOMEONE ELSE'S LIFE.

LEARN FROM ALL THE MOVIE STARS

OR THE VERY WEALTHY WHO STILL

END UP GETTING CAUGHT IN

ADDICTION WITH DRUGS, WHO STILL

END UP COMMITTING SUICIDE.

THEY HAVE ALL OF THAT STUFF.

THEY'VE GOT THE MONEY AND THE

FAME AND ENOUGH TO GO AROUND,

AND ENOUGH TO SHARE WITH

EVERYONE THEY KNOW, AND YET

THEY DID NOT FIND THAT HOPE

THAT NEEDS TO LIE INSIDE OF US.

THERE IS A HOPE THAT ONLY GOD

CAN GIVE US.

AND, BRIAN, I THINK FOR EVERY

ONE OF US, WE GET TO THAT PLACE

WHERE WE SAY, THIS STUFF, IT'S

JUST NOT ENOUGH.

I NEED SOMETHING REAL.

AND PATTY FOUND THAT.

YOU KNOW, LAURA-LYNN, IT'S

FUNNY BECAUSE I THINK A LOT OF

PEOPLE SAY IF THIS PERSON OR

THAT PERSON, THIS ENTERTAINER

OR THIS ATHLETE GETS SAVED AND

I'LL REALLY KNOW IT'S REAL.

BUT I FIND IT INTERESTING

BECAUSE WHEN I WAS LISTENING TO

YOU, IN MY HEART IT WAS SAYING,

TELL THEM THAT BEING IN THE

HALL OF FAME -- THEY PUT ME IN

THE HALL OF FAME BECAUSE THEY

SAID I WAS A VIOLENT HITTER AND

I WAS GOOD AT WHAT I DID.

BUT I RECOGNIZE THAT I WAS

EMPTY AND I WAS TIRED INSIDE AS

WELL BECAUSE I GOT TIRED OF

TRYING.

I NEEDED TO TRUST.

AND I WONDER IF THAT'S YOU

TODAY, THAT GOD IS SAYING, QUIT

TRYING, START TRUSTING ME AND

WATCH HOW I'M GOING TO CHANGE

YOUR LIFE.

I'VE NOT GOING TO PRAY WITH YOU

RIGHT NOW.

I JUST WANT YOU TO CALL THE

NUMBER ON THE SCREEN,

1-855-759-0700.

OPERATORS ARE STANDING BY, AND

SAY, I'M TIRED AND NOW I WANT

TO TRUST.

DADDY?

YEAH, BUDDY.

HOW MANY NICKELS ARE IN A

DOLLAR?

THERE ARE 20 NICKELS IN A

DOLLAR.

HOW DO BIRDS FLY?

DOES MILK REALLY MAKE MY

BONES STRONGER?

YEAH, YEAH.

DADDY, WHEN WE DIE, WILL WE

GO TO HEAVEN?

DO YOU HAVE THE ANSWER TO

LIFE'S BIGGEST QUESTION?

CALL THE 700 CLUB.

WE'LL HELP YOU FIND ANSWERS TO

THE IMPORTANT QUESTIONS LIFE

BRINGS YOUR WAY.

HEY, WELCOME TO THIS "HOPE

TO GO".

OVER THE NEXT THREE DAYS WE'RE

GOING TO BE TALKING ABOUT THE

CRIB.

NOW, AS CHRISTIANS GETTING

READY FOR CHRISTMAS, NOW, THIS

IS A GREAT PLACE FOR US TO GO

TO.

NOW, IT'S THE THE GREATEST

MYSTERY OF ALL TIMES.

HO YOU WILL THE GAP BETWEEN GOD

AND MAN EVER BE BRIDGED?

AND FOR A THOUSAND YEARS MAN

HAS ATTEMPTED TO SOLVE THE

GREAT MYSTERY BY BUILDING

STAIRCASE AFTER STAIRCASE TO

GOD, BUT NO HUMAN HAS EVER

BRIDGED THE GAP OR SOLVED THE

MYSTERY.

GOD, THOUGH, HAS BUILT HIS OWN

STAIRCASE AND ON THAT FIRST

CHRISTMAS NIGHT HE WALKED DOWN

THAT STAIRCASE WITH A BABY IN

HIS ARMS AND SOLVED THE MYSTERY

FOR ALL ETERNITY, THE CRIB FOR

CHRIST IS A PLACE OF DEEP

INTERNAL AND OUTWARD SEARCHING.

NOW, THIS IS WHAT MATTHEW'S

GOSPEL SAYS IN THE SECOND

CHAPTER, 10 AND 11 VERSE.

WHEN THEY SAW THE STAR, THEY

REJOICED WITH EXCEEDINGLY GREAT

JOY.

AND WHEN THEY HAD COME INTO THE

HOUSE, THEY SAW THE YOUNG CHILD

WITH MARY HIS MOTHER AND FELL

DOWN AND WORSHIPED HIM.

AND WHEN THEY HAD OPENED THEIR

TREASURE, THEY PRESENTED GIFTS

TO HIM OF GOLD, FRANKINCENSE

AND MYRRH.

NOW, AT THE CRIB, WE DISCOVER

WHAT HAS BECOME THE MOST

RENOWNED SEARCH OF ALL TIMES.

IT SERVES AS OUR MODERN DAY

MODEL OF WHAT IT MEANS HE TO BE

COMMITTED.

THE WISE MEN FROM THE EAST

SOUGHT A KING AND BY EXAMINING

THEIR DEVOTION, DEDICATION, AND

DIRECTION, BEING LED BY A

MYSTERIOUS STAR, AND WHAT THEY

DID AT THE CRIB, IT'S A LESSON

FOR ALL OF US AND ETERNITY HOW

TO FIND, FOLLOW, AND FINISH THE

WILL OF ALMIGHTY GOD.

NOW, THE WISE MEN SOUGHT OUT

THE PROPHESIED KING AND ENDED

UP AT A MOST UNEXPECTED PLACE,

DISCOVERING A HIGH PRIEST.

NOW, IT'S ONE THING TO FIND A

KING, BUT A HIGH PRIEST IN A

CRIB?

LISTEN TO WHAT HEBREWS SAYS IN

THE FOURTH CHAPTER, 12 THROUGH

16 VERSES.

IT SAYS, FOR THE WORD OF GOD --

NOW, THAT'S JESUS CHRIST -- IS

ALIVE AND POWERFUL.

IT IS SHARPER THAN ANY

TWO-EDGED SWORD, CUTTING

BETWEEN SOUL AND SPIRIT AND

JOINT AND MARROW, IT EXPOSES

OUR INNERMOST THOUGHTS AND

DESIRES.

NOTHING FROM ALL OF CREATION IS

HIDDEN FROM GOD.

EVERYTHING IS NAKED AND EXPOSED

BEFORE HIS EYES AND HE IS THE

ONE WHOM WE ARE ACCOUNTABLE.

SO, THEN, SINCE WE HAVE A GREAT

HIGH PRIEST WHO HAS ENTERED

HEAVEN, JESUS THE SON OF GOD,

LET US HOLD FIRMLY TO WHAT WE

BELIEVE.

NOW, THIS HIGH PRIEST OF OUR

CONFESSION, HE UNDERSTANDS OUR

WEAKNESS BECAUSE HE FACED

WEAKNESS AS A CHILD.

SO, LET US COME BOLDLY TO THE

THRONE OF GRACE AND THERE WE

WILL RECEIVE MERCY AND WE WILL

FIND GRACE TO HELP US IN OUR

TIME OF NEED.

NOW, THE PRIESTS, THEY WERE

SONS OF PRIESTS, BUT CHRIST,

THIS HIGH PRIEST, IS THE SON OF

GOD.

PRIESTS DIED, CHRIST LIVES

ETERNALLY.

PRIESTS WERE RESTRICTED IN

THEIR ACCESS TO GOD.

CHRIST IS GONE INTO HEAVEN

ITSELF.

THE PRIESTS WERE THE FIRST ONES

TO ATONE.

JESUS IS MAKING US AT ONE WITH

GOD.

AT THE CRIB, WE FIND, FOLLOW

AND FINISH THE WILL OF GOD BY

RECOGNIZING THIS PRIEST TAKES

ALL OF OUR NEEDS AND GIVES US

THE GREAT EXCHANGE, GREAT JOY.

AND THAT IS YOUR "HOPE TO GO".

ISN'T THAT AMAZING?

YOU KNOW, HOW PROFOUND THAT GOD

IN HEAVEN WOULD SEND HIS ONLY

SON TO SUCH A SIMPLE AND HUMBLE

PLACE.

NOT EVEN A BEAUTIFUL PALACE,

JUST A CRIB IN A MANGER, IN A,

YOU KNOW, IN A STABLE.

THE WORD OF GOD SAYS IN PSALMS

4 VERSE 8 THAT IN PEACE I WILL

BOTH LIE DOWN AND SLEEP FOR

YOU, LORD ALONE, MAKE ME DWELL

IN SAFETY AND CONFIDENT TRUST.

IN A WAY, WHEN WE FIND JESUS,

WE FIND THAT SAFE CRIB AND HE

HIDES US THERE.

> WELL, I'D LIKE TO SHOW YOU

NOW SOME OF MY FAVORITE

INTERVIEWS FROM 2012 ON THE

STREET.

ARE YOU GUYS HANGING OUT

TOGETHER TODAY?

WE ARE.

WE ARE MARRIED.

OH, YOU'RE MARRIED?

OKAY.

TWO YEARS.

HOW DID YOU MEET?

I WAS IN AUSTRALIA IN 2007

AND I HAD A VERY TOXIC

RELATIONSHIP WITH MY

EX-BOYFRIEND.

AND I REALLY TRIED TO COMMIT

SUICIDE ACTUALLY.

I KNOW IT WAS A LOW MOMENT OF

MY LIFE, BUT IT WAS RIGHT AT

THAT TIME THAT GOD RESCUED ME

AND PUT ME RIGHT ON THE RIGHT

PLACE WHERE I WAS MEANT TO BE

BELONGING TO.

WOW.

AND MY MOM ASKED ME TO GO

BACK HOME BECAUSE I'M FROM

BRAZIL.

SO, SHE SAID, COME HOME, AND

WE'RE GOING TO FIX YOU.

AND SHE DID WITH GOD'S PRAYERS

AND MY FAITH.

AND SHE ASKED ME TO SIT DOWN

WITH A PIECE OF PAPER AND A PEN.

AND SHE SAID, JUST WRITE DOWN

EVERYTHING, EVERY LITTLE DETAIL

THAT YOU WANT IN YOUR FUTURE

HUSBAND.

AND I SAID, HOW COME SHE'S

ASKING ME THIS?

COME ON, I'M SO HURTING.

I DON'T WANT TO EVEN THINK

ABOUT IT.

SHE GOES NOW IS THE TIME, GOD

IS TELLING YOU THAT YOU'RE

GOING TO FIND A FUTURE HUSBAND.

IF YOU ASK HIM FOR IT.

AND I DID.

I WRITE DOWN EVERY LITTLE THING

AND --

WHEN YOU WERE MAKING YOUR

LIST, WERE YOU PRAYING ABOUT

IT, TOO?

I WAS.

WERE YOU SAYING GOD, WHAT

ARE THE RIGHT QUALITIES I NEED?

I ASKED TO BE LOYAL FIRST.

LOYAL, UM-HM.

A GOOD LISTENER.

UM-HM.

THAT I THINK IS A MAN IS A

GOOD LISTENER BECAUSE WE TALK

TOO MUCH SO --

I KNOW THAT.

YEAH, ASK MY HUSBAND.

HE THINKS I TALK TOO MUCH FOR

SURE.

AND ALL THE OTHER LITTLE

DETAILS, EVERY LITTLE DETAIL,

EVEN HIS HEIGHT, I PUT 192 AND

HE'S 193.

SO GOD GAVE ME ONE MORE, TWO

METERS JUST TO BE SURE.

WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE QUALITY

ABOUT HER?

ALL OF THEM.

REALLY?

SO, WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES GOD

MAKE IN A MARRIAGE, THEN, WHEN

YOU PUT HIM FIRST?

THE FOUNDATION, HE'S THE

FOUNDATION OF EVERYTHING

ACTUALLY.

IF GOD IS NOT THE FOUNDATION, I

THINK WE JUST CRUMBLE.

UM-HM.

RIGHT, BUDDY?

YEAH, FAITH?

YEAH.

AND IT HELPS YOU TO FACE

CRISIS, I GUESS, BECAUSE LIFE

SOMETIMES THROWS YOU A CURVE

BALL.

YEAH, IT DOES.

IT WILL BE BEST EVERYTHING WILL

WORKOUT.

I REALLY, REALLY LOVE

MEETING PEOPLE OUT ON THE

STREETS.

YOU KNOW, IT'S NOT OFTEN THAT

WE CAN JUST PASS SOMEBODY,

LET'S SAY, AT A HOT DOG STAND

AND THEN JUST BEGIN QUESTIONING

THEM ABOUT THEIR LIFE AND THEIR

BELIEFS AND ALL THAT IS GOING

ON.

AND I GET TO DO THAT.

AND, YOU KNOW, BRIAN, IT'S

PRETTY FUN WHAT WE GET TO DO

HERE EVERY DAY.

OH, IT IS.

YOU KNOW, TO MEET REAL

PEOPLE.

AND MAKING FRIENDS AS WELL.

YES.

YOU KNOW, THE 700 CLUB

CANADA IS COMMITTED TO BRINGING

YOU STORIES OF FRESH NEW

BEGINNINGS FOUND IN JESUS

CHRIST.

WE WANT TO INVITE YOU TO BE

PART OF WHAT WE'RE DOING HERE.

NOW, IF YOU HAVE A DESIRE TO

HELP THOSE IN NEED AND CHANGE

LIVES, CALL TODAY AND BECOME A

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MONTH.

NOW, WE APPRECIATE YOUR

MONTHLY GIFT.

AND AS A THANK YOU FOR YOUR

GENEROSITY, WE WILL SEND YOU

THIS DVD ENTITLED "THE LAW OF

EXPECTATION."

WE'D ALSO LIKE TO INVITE TO

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CHRISTMAS.

NOW, THE ADDITIONAL EPISODES

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AND EACH TIME A NEW DVD IS

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UM-HM.

HI, I'M GORDON ROBERTSON.

JESUS TOLD US THAT IF WE HAVE

FAITH, WE CAN SPEAK TO THE

MOUNTAIN AND IT WILL MOVE.

ARE THERE MOUNTAINS IN YOUR

LIFE THAT YOU'RE CURRENTLY

FACING?

HOW DO YOU BREAK THROUGH THE

LIMITS OF YOUR FAITH AND SEE

THE MIRACLES GOD HAS PROMISED

YOU IN HIS WORD?

MY FATHER AND I HAVE PUT

TOGETHER A SPECIAL TEACHING,

THE LAW OF EXPECTATION.

IN IT YOU'LL DISCOVER HOW TO

TRAIN YOUR HEART AND MIND TO

EXPECT GREAT THINGS.

IN THIS LATEST DVD, THE LAW

OF EXPECTATION, PAT AND GORDON

ROBERTSON BRING YOU POWERFUL

PRINCIPLES OF THOUGHT AND

BEHAVIOR THAT CAN TRANSFORM

YOUR LIFE.

YOU'LL DISCOVER THE POWER OF

EXPECTATIONS IN YOUR LIFE, HOW

TO BREAK THROUGH THE LIMITS OF

YOUR FAITH, AND WHAT IT MEANS

TO AGREE WITH GOD AND RECEIVE

HIS FAVOR AND ABUNDANCE.

GET THE LAW OF EXPECTATION

AND LEARN TO EXPECT AND

EXPERIENCE THE WONDERFUL

BLESSINGS GOD HAS FOR YOU.

WELCOME BACK.

UP NEXT, A FAMILY PRAYS FOR AND

RECEIVES A CHRISTMAS MIRACLE.

A WINTER STORM WAS MAKING

DRIVING TOUGH.

AMBER NESBITT SWERVED TO AVOID

A DEER IN THE ROAD.

SHE LOST CONTROL OF HER CAR AND

SLAMMED INTO A TREE AT 60 MILES

PER HOUR.

RESCUE WORKERS HAD LITTLE HOPE

THAT SHE WOULD EVEN SURVIVE THE

TRIP TO THE HOSPITAL.

HER PARENTS, JOHN AND JOANN

NESBITT, REMEMBER GETTING A

CALL.

WHAT THE WOMAN SAID AT THE

HOSPITAL WAS, YOU NEED TO GET

HERE AS QUICK AS YOU CAN, BUT

DRIVE AS SAFE AS YOU CAN.

IT WAS THE LONGEST RIDE OF

MY LIFE.

BUT EVEN GETTING TO THE

HOSPITAL WAS A CHALLENGE.

JOHN AND JOANN HAD TO TRAVEL

THE SAME ICY ROADS THAT CAUSED

AMBER'S WRECK.

I SAID, GOD, I WANT TWO

WARRING ANGELS.

NOT ANGELS PLAYING HARPS

SINGING SONGS.

I WANT TWO WARRIORS, WARRIORS

BY MY DAUGHTER'S HEAD.

AND I COULD FILL IT.

I STILL FEEL IT.

I KNEW THAT GOD WOULD WATCH

OVER MY DAUGHTER.

I JUST KNEW IT.

WHEN THEY ARRIVED AT THE

HOSPITAL, THEY GOT BAD NEWS.

AMBER HAD MASSIVE HEAD TRAUMA,

A NECK FRACTURE, MULTIPLE

FACIAL FRACTURES, A FRACTURED

HIP AND A COLLAPSED LUNG.

SHE WAS IN A COMA.

BUT MOST OF ALL, AMBER'S

DOCTORS WORRIED ABOUT THE

SWELLING OF HER BRAIN.

THEY PUT AMBER ON HIGH DOSES OF

MEDICATION TO KEEP THE SWELLING

DOWN, BUT IT DIDN'T SEEM TO BE

WORKING.

THE THREAT OF THE BRAIN

SWELLING WAS THAT IT WOULD

SWELL SO MUCH AND PUSH DOWN ON

THE BRAIN STEM AND THEN THAT

CREATES DEATH.

AND NORMAL PRESSURES IN THE

BRAIN ARE LIKE FROM 15 TO 20,

AND SOME OF AMBER'S SPIKES WERE

UP AT 65.

THEY WERE REALLY

CONDITIONING US THAT SHE WAS

GOING TO PASS ON, THAT SHE WAS

GOING TO DIE.

AGAINST THE ODDS, AMBER

SURVIVED THE FIRST FEW CRITICAL

DAYS.

HER FRIENDS AND FAMILY SPENT

CHRISTMAS AT THE HOSPITAL.

FOR AMBER'S FRIEND DR. CHASE

MILLER, IT WAS AN ESPECIALLY

DIFFICULT SITUATION.

TO KNOW HOW SERIOUS HER

CONDITION WAS, IT WAS A

FRIGHTENING EXPERIENCE AND I

WAS VERY CONCERNED THAT WE WERE

GOING TO LOSE HER.

TWO DAYS AFTER CHRISTMAS,

AMBER'S DOCTOR PULLED THE

FAMILY ASIDE.

HE SAID, MY BEST PERCENTAGE

SHE'LL EVER SPEAK ANOTHER WORD.

OR REGAIN CONSCIOUSNESS.

OR REGAIN CONSCIOUSNESS IS

ZERO.

I SAID I KNOW YOU'RE TELLING ME

THE TRUTH, YOU'RE TELLING ME

STRAIGHT OUT, YOU'RE NOT LYING

TO ME, BUT I SAID TO HIM, I

SAID HEAVEN IS MY SOURCE.

AND I COULD FEEL INTIMIDATION

COME OFF OF ME.

I KNEW THAT I HAD TO BELIEVE IN

GOD'S PROMISES.

AND THE OPPOSITE IS UNBELIEF.

AND, SO, I SAID MY DAUGHTER IS

GOING TO BE HEALED IN JESUS'

NAME.

AND I CAN REMEMBER TALKING

TO CHRISTOPHER, MY SON-IN-LAW,

AND I JUST SAID, THIS IS NOT

GOD.

HE IS NOT GOING TO ALLOW HER TO

LAY IN A NURSING HOME HOOKED UP

TO A VENTILATOR.

SO, WHAT MADE YOU FEEL LIKE

YOU WOULDN'T BELIEVE WHAT THE

PROGNOSIS WAS?

YOU KNOW, WE KNEW WHAT THEY

WERE SAYING.

WE KNEW WHAT IT WAS LEADING

TOWARDS, WHAT THEY WERE SAYING,

WITH THE BRAIN SWELLING WAS

GETTING WORSE.

THEY COULDN'T KEEP THE NUMBERS

DOWN TO CONTROL IT, THEY WERE

DOING ALL THEY COULD TO CONTROL

IT.

I JUST HAD A PEACE ABOUT IT.

WHEN I PRAYED FOR HER, YOU

KNOW, I KNEW THE WORD OF GOD

WAS TRUE.

AMBER'S SISTER GEN AND HER

HUSBAND CHRISTOPHER ALSO

BELIEVED.

AND MY WIFE LOOKED AT MY

FATHER-IN-LAW, LOOKED AT ME, HE

SAID, WELL GOOD, NOW WE HAVE

SOMETHING TO PROVE THEM WRONG

ABOUT.

AND IT JUST WAS LIKE A 2 BY 4

IN MY SPIRIT.

AND I REALIZED THAT THERE WAS

THIS DETERMINATION THAT WE'RE

GOING TO GO FORWARD NO MATTER

WHAT ANYBODY SAYS.

AMBER'S LOVED ONES FILLED

HER HOSPITAL ROOM WITH

SCRIPTURE, PRAISE, AND PRAYER.

HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE AROUND THE

WORLD PRAYED AND BELIEVED GOD

FOR HER HEALING.

WE WERE SENDING OUT E-MAILS

TO OUR CONNECTIONS ALL OVER THE

WORLD.

AND NATIONS WERE PRAYING,

CONFERENCES WERE PRAYING FOR

HER.

AND IT WAS AMAZING HOW GOD USED

TECHNOLOGY TO ALLOW THAT RIPPLE

TO REALLY TOUCH THE WHOLE BODY,

THE BODY OF CHRIST GLOBALLY.

THEN ON DECEMBER 30TH...

THE NURSE SPOKE SOMETHING

LOUDLY, YOU KNOW, AND AMBER WENT

, AND LOOKED AT ME AND SHUT HER

AYES.

AND THAT WAS THE FIRST TIME I

HAD SEEN HER OPEN HER AYES.

-- EYES.

AND WAS JUST LIKE THIS

MOMENT WHERE THINGS TURNED.

IT WAS A GOD MOMENT.

AMBER WAS WAKING UP.

THE PROCESS WAS SLOW AND

AMBER'S DOCTORS WERE CONFUSED.

ALL THE SCANS STILL SHOWED

INTERRUPTED BRAIN ACTIVITY.

BUT EACH DAY BROUGHT

IMPROVEMENT.

YOU KNOW, AND IT JUST --

EVERY DAY IT KEPT GETTING

BETTER AND BETTER AND BETTER.

WE COULD SEE IT.

ON JANUARY 6, AMBER BEGAN

BREATHING ABOVE HER VENTILATOR.

SOON HER INTRACRANIAL PRESSURE

DROPPED TO NORMAL LEVELS AND

REMAINED THERE.

THEN ON JANUARY 19TH, AMBER DID

SOMETHING THE DOCTORS SAID

WOULD NEVER HAPPEN.

SHE SPOKE.

LESS THAN A WEEK LATER, SHE WAS

TRANSFERRED TO REHAB AT ST.

MARY'S HOSPITAL.

SHE WAS AT A PLACE WHERE WE

AS DOCTORS COULD HAVE

ABSOLUTELY NO CONTROL OVER.

THERE WAS -- EVERYTHING WAS

GOING WRONG.

IT WAS AT THIS POINT WHERE HIS

GLORY WAS REVEALED AND SHE WAS

HEALED.

THE GIRL WHO HAD A ZERO

PERCENT CHANCE OF SURVIVAL HAD

DEFIED THE ODDS AND THE

PROGNOSIS OF THE DOCTORS.

AND SHE HAD A LITTLE SOMETHING

TO SHARE WITH HER DAD.

I REMEMBER WAKING UP AND

SEEING TWO ANGELS, ONE ON EACH

SIDE OF MY BED.

AND THAT'S WHAT MY DAD HAD

PRAYED FOR ON THE WAY TO THE

HOSPITAL.

AND NO ONE TOLD ME THAT.

WHEN I WOKE UP, I JUST SAW

THEM.

AFTER SPENDING 35 DAYS IN

INTENSIVE CARE, AMBER WENT

THROUGH NINE WEEKS OF REHAB.

ON FEBRUARY 20TH, AMBER TOOK

HER FIRST STEPS WITH ASSISTANCE.

SHE SPENT THE NEXT THREE WEEKS

IN OUTPATIENT REHAB.

AT THE END OF MARCH 2006, AMBER

WAS DISCHARGED FROM THE

HOSPITAL FOR GOOD.

LESS THAN FOUR MONTHS AFTER THE

ACCIDENT.

WHAT THE DEVIL MEANT FOR

EVIL, THE LORD MEANT FOR GOOD.

SO, EVEN THOUGH WE WONDER WHY

THINGS HAPPEN, GOD IS GOING TO

USE IT FOR HIS GLORY.

MY FAVORITE VERSE IS JEREMIAH 29

:11 FOR I KNOW THE PLANS

DECLARES THE LORD, TO GIVE YOU

HOPE AND A FUTURE.

YOU KNOW, THE BIBLE SAYS NO

GREATER LOVE HAS A MAN THAN HE

LAYS DOWN HIS LIFE AND JESUS

LAID IT ALL DOWN FOR US SO WE

COULD HAVE WHAT WE HAVE TODAY.

SO, AMBER COULD BE HEALED AND

WHOLE.

I'M JUST AT AWE AT HIS

WONDERFUL LOVE FOR US.

YOU KNOW, THIS TESTIMONY

REALLY TOUCHES MY HEART BECAUSE

WHEN JOHN AND JOAN HEARD THE

NEWS, IMMEDIATELY, I KNOW THE

HEART OF A FATHER.

HE SAID, GOD, I DON'T NEED ANY

LITTLE JINGLING ANGELS.

I NEED THE MIGHTY WARRING ANGELS

FOR MY BABY AND I NEED THEM

THERE.

I'M LIKE, WOW.

THE DOCTORS, EVEN HER FRIENDS

SAID, THEY DON'T GIVE HER A

CHANCE OF SURVIVING.

AND I LOOK AT AMBER NOW AND

JEREMIAH 29 AND 11, SHE GAVE

THIS TESTIMONY ON THE 700 CLUB.

DR. CHRIS MEAN MARTIN AND ROMAN

MARTIN WERE ALSO GOING THROUGH

SOMETHING SIMILAR AFTER THIS.

WHEN THAT TOOK PLACE, THEY GOT

A MIRACLE AS WELL.

AND I KNOW JOHN 29 AND 11, FOR

I KNOW THE PLANS I HAVE FOR

YOU, PLANS OF PEACE, NOT OF

EVIL, TO GIVE YOU A FUTURE AND

A HOPE, SOMEONE, YOUR MIRACLE

HAS JUST COME.

YOU KNOW, THAT MIGHT BE FOR

YOU TODAY.

YOU'RE SITTING THERE AND YOU'RE

SAYING, SOMETHING'S GOING ON IN

MY LIFE AND I, I JUST NEED

SOMEBODY TO JOIN MY FAITH WITH.

YOU FEEL ALONE AND YOU FEEL

THAT MAYBE GOD IS NOT HEARING

YOU.

GOD KNOWS YOUR SITUATION AND

HE'S HERE TO ANSWER YOUR PRAYER

TODAY.

FATHER, I'M OVERWHELMED WITH

THIS BECAUSE I JUST FEEL THAT

YOUR SPIRIT IS MOVING ON

SOMEONE NOW.

AND, JESUS, I THANK YOU FOR

THAT VERSE THAT IS GOING TO

BECOME LIFE TO THAT PERSON EVEN

NOW.

I KNOW THE PLANS THAT I HAVE

FOR YOU, PLANS OF PEACE, NOT OF

EVIL, TO GIVE YOU A FUTURE AND

A HOPE.

SO, WE BLEND FAITH TOGETHER AND

WE PRAY NOW FOR THIS MIRACLE OF

CHRISTMAS THAT YOU HAVE

RELEASED THIS DAY, IN THE

STRONG NAME OF JESUS, AND WE

PRAY NOW THAT THEIR FAITH WOULD

NOT FAIL.

INTIMIDATION WOULD BREAK OFF.

AND LIFE WOULD COME FORTH.

IN JESUS' NAME.

AMEN.

WE BELIEVE WITH YOU.

AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO BEING

WITH YOU ALL AGAIN.

UNTIL NEXT TIME, I'M LAURA-LYNN

TYLER THOMPSON.

I'M BRIAN WARREN.

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