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700 Club Canada: December 20, 2012

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HELLO, I'M BRIAN WARREN.

AND I'M LAURA-LYNN TYLER THON

WELCOME TO THE SHOW TODAY.

YOU KNOW, IT'S STARTING TO LA

WHOLE LOT LIKE

CHRISTMAS. I SO ENJOY

CHRISTMAS NOW. I KNOW YOU HAVE

PROBABLY SOME GREAT STORIES

ABOUT AN UNUSUAL CHRISTMAS BUT

I'M GOING TO GIVE YOU ONE RIGHT

OFF THE TOP. THE MOST UNUSUAL

CHRISTMAS FOR ME.

YES.

THE DAY I GOT

MARRIED. I GOT MARRIED ON

CHRISTMAS DAY, THIS YEAR, TWENTE

YEARS TO THE LOVE OF MY LIFE, KN

(INAUDIBLE).

WOW. THAT'S A GOOD WAY TO

SPEND CHRISTMAS. IT HAS WORKED .

TELL ME YOUR MOST UNUSUAL CHR.

YOU KNOW, GROWING UP IN AFRIA

CHRISTMAS WAS DIFFERENT. I

NEVER SEEN SNOW, AND I DIDN'T

REALLY KNOW THAT SNOWS A PART

OF CHRISTMAS. I REMEMBER

COMING HOME ON FURLOUGH WHEN I

WAS FOUR YEARS OLD AND

CHRISTMAS WAS SUDDENLY A WINTER

WONDERLAND AND I THOUGHT THAT

WAS SO WEIRD. LIKE HOW TO WRECK

CHRISTMAS.

WAS THAT IN (INAUDIBLE).

THAT WAS HERE IN VANCOUVER.

OKAY.

YES ,WAY BACK BEFORE GLOBAL WAR.

IT SNOWED?

YES; BUT IIN AFRICA IT WAS BL

CHRISTMASES, BUT IT WAS HOT AND

SUNNY, THE WAY I THINK CHRISTMAS

SHOULD BE.

WELL, MAYBE WE SHOULD PIPE S.

ON TODAY'S SHOW WE'LL SEE

THAT CHRISTMAS MEANS DIFFERENT

THINGS TO DIFFERENT PEOPLE.

WE'LL HEAD TO BEIJING TO SEE

HOW THE CHINESE CULTURE IS

BEGINNING TO EMBRACE A STRANGE

NEW HOLIDAY CALLED CHRISTMAS.

ALSO, WE'LL MEET JOSH AND

JACOB FLANERY (SP?). THERE'LL

CHRISTMAS MEMORIES ARE A LITTLE

DIFFERENT THAN MOST. THEY WILL K

ABOUT THEIR

LIFE GROWING UP SURROUNDED BY

DRUGS AND ADDICTION AND HOW ONE

CHRISTMAS WISH CAME AND CHANGED

IT ALL.

AND WE'LL TAKE ANOTHER LOOK K

AT SOME OF MY FAVORITE

INTERVIEWS FROM MY SERIES CALLED

WHAT YOU BELIEVE CANADA, BUT

FIRST, LET'S HAD AROUND THE

WORLD TO SEE HOW CHINA IS

CELEBRATING CHRISTMAS.

WITH SANTA CLAUS, CHRISTMAS

TREES ,WREATHS, AND STOCKINGS

CHRISTMAS IS JUST AROUND THE

CORNER EVEN IN CHINA.

IT'S WHERE YOU CANNOT JUST SS

IS A

WESTERN FESTIVAL OR EASTERN

FESTIVAL BECAUSE ALL THE CHRISTS

ATMOSPHERE IS AROUND EVERYWHERE.

IT'S A BIG FESTIVAL AND

IT'S A FESTIVAL OF LOVE.

TEN YEARS AGO BEIJING ALL

BUT IGNORED CHRISTMAS BUT AS

PEOPLE HAVE BECOME WEALTHIER

AND ENAMORED WITH WESTERN

CULTURE THE HOLIDAY SEASON HAS

GAINED FAVOR. MANY CHINESE

PEOPLE CELEBRATE BY DECORATING

THEIR HOUSES WITH CHRISTMAS

TREES, COOKING, AND EATING

SPECIAL FOODS; AND SPENDING TIME

WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS.

CHRISTMAS IS STILL A

WESTERN HOLIDAY BUT IT'S

BECOMING MORE POPULAR THAN

CHINESE NEW YEAR.

IT'S BEEN A LOT MORE

CELEBRATED THAN WE HAD

ANTICIPATED, ESPECIALLY IF -- Y,

YOU

LOOK OVER THERE AND THERE'S

THIS SET UP CHURCH AND MANGER ST

IS SO CONFUSING

BECAUSE THIS IS OFFICIALLY

ATHEIST COUNTRY.

WHILE CHRISTIAN CHRISTMAS SYS

HAVE BEEN

TAKEN DOWN IN SOME US CITIES

BECAUSE OF POLITICAL

CORRECTNESS, AT THIS DISPLAY IN

BEIJING'S PACIFIC CENTURY PLAZA

MARY, JOSEPH, AND THE ANGELS

HERALD CHRIST'S BIRTH. THEY

EVEN HAVE A CHURCH WITH

PICTURES OF JESUS. MOST CHINESE

HERE ARE MORE INTERESTED IN THE

SECULAR PARTS OF CHRISTMAS.

IT'S A CHANCE TO CELEBRATE

WITH FRIENDS AND HAVE PARTIES.

THIS SEVENTY-FIVE-YEAR-OLD CO

LIVED THROUGH SOME OF CHINA'S MT

DIFFICULT

POLITICAL DAYS DIDN'T USED TO

CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS, BUT NOW

THE CHRISTMAS SHOPPING FOR

THEIR GRANDCHILDREN.

THERE'S MORE FUN. WE GIVE

GIFTS, SING SONGS, AND ALWAYS

HAVE A GOOD TIME.

GIVING TO CHARITY IS

ANOTHER PART OF THE CHINESE

CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION. AT THIS

CBN OPERATIONAL BLESSING

SPONSOR DISPLAY IN DOWNTOWN

BEIJING PEOPLE GIVE MONEY TO

SEND POOR CHILDREN TO SCHOOL

FOR A YEAR. OB WORKS IN

PARTNERSHIP WITH LOCAL

BUSINESSES TO ENCOURAGE CHINESE

PROFESSIONALS TO HELP THOSE

LESS FORTUNATE DURING THE

HOLIDAY SEASON.

IT'S A BIG FESTIVAL AND

IT'S A FESTIVAL OF LOVE.

A LOT OF SHOPPING MALLS ARE

ALREADY FEELING THE BUZZ.

MOST STORES ARE EXPECTING RECORD

SALES. SOME HAVE EVEN EXTENDED

THEIR OPENING HOURS TO MIDNIGHT

IN THE LEAD- UP TO CHRISTMAS.

WHILE MANY EMBRACE THE

CHRISTMAS SPIRIT OTHERS WORRY

ABOUT THE LOSS OF CHINESE

TRADITION.

FROM AN ECONOMIC STANDPOINT

IT IS GOOD BECAUSE PEOPLE ARE

BUYING; BUYING THE THINGS THAT S

AGO

THEY COULDN'T POSSIBLY THINK OF

BUYING, BUT THE NEGATIVE SIDE

IS WE ARE LOSING OUR TRADITION.

BUT WITH SO MANY IN CHINA

NOW CELEBRATING CHRISTMAS IT'S

DEVELOPED A STRONG CHINESE

FLAVOR AND IS QUICKLY BECOMING

A NEW CHINESE TRADITION. THIS IE

THOMAS REPORTING FROM BEIJING.

IT'S AMAZING LAURA-LYNN

WHEN YOU SEE HOW CHRISTMAS -- AD

IN NORTH AMERICA WE SEE PEOPLE

TRYING TO BECOME MORE SECULAR,

BUT IN CHINA THERE'S A TREND NOW

WHERE NOW BECAUSE OF CAPITALISM

IT'S NOT IN ANY WAY STOPPING

THE MANGER SCENES, NOBODY IS

COMPLAINING ABOUT THAT. THE

BEAUTIFUL THING THAT I ENJOY AS

WELL THAT CBN, THE 700 CLUB, ARW

GETTING SPONSORSHIP FOR KIDS AT

THIS TIME OF THE YEAR AND

PEOPLE ARE BECOMING MORE

GENEROUS BECAUSE THEY'RE

EMBRACING THE LOVE AT

CHRISTMAS TIME. SO WHAT'S

HAPPENING IN BEIJING, IT'S

INTERESTING IN THE EAST, IT IS Y

BECOMING STRONGER, CHRIST,

JOSEPH, MARY AND PEOPLE SAYING

MERRY CHRISTMAS; NOT HAPPY

HOLIDAYS, BUT ACTUALLY MERRY

CHRISTMAS.

MERRY CHRISTMAS.

YES. THEY ARE SEEING ALSO

THE BLESSING AS GOD'S BRINGING

AS GOD IS BRINGING NOT ONLY A SF

CAPITALISM

AND PROSPERITY TO CHINA BUT

ALSO HE'S BRINGING, I BELIEVE,

THE HOPE THAT CHRISTMAS, THAT

IT BRINGS AND THAT IS THE SAVIOR

OF THE WORLD, JESUS CHRIST.

THAT'S WHAT I REALLY LOVE ABOUT

CHRISTMAS AND SO PRAISE GOD.

KEEP PRAYING FOR WHAT'S TAKING

PLACE IN CHINA. IT'S ALL ABOUT

THE GIFTS AND THE GOODIES. GOD

IS REALLY MOVING IN AROUND THE

WORLD WITH POWER.

TEACHING THAT TO OUR KIDS,

YOU KNOW, IT IS A VERY SECULAR

WORLD . THEY LIKE ALL THE

STUFF, BUT REMINDING YOUR KIDS

THAT THE GREATEST GIFT, IT'S

ALL ABOUT JESUS.

YES.

UP NEXT, TWO

YOUNG BOYS ASKS FOR CHRISTMAS

BIBLES INSTEAD OF TOYS. LET'S

SEE WHY.

CHRISTMAS IS A TIME WHEN

MOST CHILDREN VISIT SANTA, BAKE

COOKIES, AND PLAY WITH ALL THEIR

NEW TOYS, BUT FOR JOSH AND

JACOB FLANERY CHRISTMAS WASN'T

SO MERRY.

PEOPLE, I THINK, GREW UP IN S

WHERE I MEAN YOU GET TO BE A

CHILD., BUT WE REALLY DIDN'T GEE

CHILDREN.

WE KIND OF HAD TO BE LIKE

IN A SENSE, LIKE, MY MOM'S PARE.

THEIR MOTHER WAS ONLY FIFTEEN

WHEN THE TWINS WERE BORN AND AS

THEY GOT OLDER THEIR MOM

DEVELOPED A DANGEROUS DRUG

HABIT.

SOMEWHERE ALONG THE LINE SHE

JUST STOPPED CARING THE SAME

WAY FOR US, YOU KNOW, AND WE

COULD TELL SOMETHING WAS

DIFFERENT. WE EVENTUALLY FOUND

OUT THAT BECAUSE SHE WAS

ADDICTED TO DRUGS AND

THAT JUST KIND OF TOOK A HOLD

OF HER LIFE. WE WOULD COME HOMED

SOMETIMES MOM WOULDN'T BE

THERE.

THINGS HIT AT HOME HIT A

BOILING POINT ONE EVENING WHEN G

DEALER WAS AT

THE HOUSE.

I REMEMBER THAT I WOULD TRY

TO LIKE GET HIM TO GO AWAY AND I

REMEMBER

HE LOOKED ME AND HE SAID I

CAN DO WHATEVER I WANT, AND I

SAID, NO GET OUT OF MY HOUSE,

YOU KNOW, LIKE WE DON'T WANT

THAT HERE. I REMEMBER HE CAME AE

AND HE PUNCHED ME IN THE FACE

AND KICKED ME IN THE GROUND, ANI

REMEMBER I HIT THE GROUND AND

RAN TO MY ROOM AND I SHUT THE

DOOR.

THEIR GRANDMOTHER OFTEN

TOLD THEM THAT GOD COULD HELP TF

THEY BELIEVED.

I REMEMBER JUST LIKE PRAYINGT

TO JESUS WHO I HEARD ABOUT. I S,

JESUS, I NEED YOU. I NEED HELP.I

CAN,'T DO THIS WITHOUT YOU.

THE BOYS EVENTUALLY MOVED

IN WITH THEIR GRANDMOTHER WHO

ALWAYS TOOK THEM TO SUNDAY

SCHOOL. THEY ENJOYED BIBLE

STORIES AND LEARNING ABOUT GOD.

AS THE HOLIDAYS APPROACHED

THEY HAD ONE REQUEST FOR

CHRISTMAS.

SHE ASKED WHAT WE WANTED ANDE

SAID, WELL, WE WANT A BIBLE BECE

KNEW WE WANTED TO LEARN, LIKE, E

ABOUT GOD AND STUFF LIKE THAT.

THEY WERE TEEN BIBLES AND THEY E

REALLY EASY TO UNDERSTAND SO WE

REALLY JUST STARTED READING,

GROWING IN GOD'S WORD THAT WAY.

AS JOSH AND JACOB STUDIED THE

BIBLE THEY REALIZED THAT DESPITE

THEIR HARSH UPBRINGING GOD HAD

A PLAN FOR THEIR LIVES.

IT TAUGHT ME TO LIVE FOR GODR

SOMEONE ELSE OTHER THAN MYSELF.

I NOTICED THAT, LIKE, EVERYTHINT

HAD HAPPENED IN THE PAST WAS FO,

LIKE, A REASON.

JACOB AND JOSH WILL NEVER

FORGET THE BIBLES THEY GOT FROM

THEIR GRANDMOTHER THAT

CHRISTMAS.

WE HAD SOMEONE WHO KIND OF

INVESTED IN US AND CARED FOR US

AND GAVE US THIS GIFT AND, LIKE,

THE GIFT IT DID CHANGE OUR

LIVES.

IT REALLY JUST

REPRESENTED , LIKE, A NEW CHAPTE

A NEW CHAPTER THAT GOD WAS

GOING TO OPEN UP IN MY LIFE.

THIS HAVE SINCE FORGIVEN AND

RECONNECTED WITH HER MOTHER.

I VISIT MY MOM REGULARLY

AND WE HANG OUT AND I LOVE HER

A LOT, BUT EVEN THOUGH SHE DID E

HORRIBLE MISTAKES SHE STILL LOVD

US. SHE WAS JUST SICK.

I FORGIVE HER NOW, LIKE, ONED

PERCENT. I LOVE HER (INAUDIBLE).

TODAY JOSH AND JACOB ARE

COLLEGE FRESHMAN AND HOPE TO

ONE DAY WORK IN MINISTRY. THE

FLANNERY TWINS SAY THROUGH

THEIR HARDSHIP AND GOD'S GRACE

THEY'VE LEARNED THE TRUE MEANINF

CHRISTMAS.

BASICALLY CHRISTMAS IS

ABOUT, LIKE, LOVING EACH OTHER.S

NOT JUST ABOUT GIFTS AND THAT OR

WHATEVER, BUT I MEAN IN A WAY I

GUESS WE JESUS CHRIST , WHY DIDE

COME: BECAUSE HE LOVES US.

YOU KNOW, IN CHRISTMAS GOD GA

GIFT, LIKE,

IN THE BEGINNING, LIKE, HE GAVES

SO LIKE FOR US ON THAT DAY WE

GOT THE GIFT OF LIKE A NEW LIFE.

WELL TELL ME HOW MANY OF

YOU MOMS OUT THERE WOULDN'T JUST

GIVE UP EVERYTHING TO HAVE A

COUPLE OF KIDS LIKE THAT. I

MEAN THEY ARE TWINS AND THEY

ARE IDENTICALLY WONDERFUL. IT

STRUCK ME IN THIS STORY THAT

MANY OF US GO THROUGH TOUGH

TIMES BECAUSE OUR CHILDREN

WANDER OFF. BUT IN THIS STORY

THE CHILDREN HAD THIS HEART

AFTER GOD BECAUSE OF A PRAYING

GRANDMOTHER AND YET THEIR OWN

MOTHER WAS THE ONE WHO WAS

CAUGHT UP IN ADDICTION AND JUST

SERVING HERSELF; CAUGHT UP IN

SELFISHNESS. THESE BEAUTIFUL

KIDS FOUND THE TRUE WAY, THE

TRUTH AND THE LIGHT, AND

ESPECIALLY AT CHRISTMAS WHEN

THEY GOT THERE BIBLES. I'M

THINKING TODAY ABOUT SOMEBODY

OUT THERE AND YOU'RE SAYING, YOU

KNOW WHAT, THAT'S MY STORY. I

DIDN'T GET THE PERFECT MOM OR

THE PERFECT DAD. I DIDN'T GET

THE PERFECT HOME WITH A NICE

CHRISTMAS TREE AND ALL OF THE

PRESENTS UNDERNEATH AND A

BEAUTIFUL TURKEY. MY LIFE WAS

MESSED UP AND MESSED OVER. I

WANT TO GIVE YOU SOMETHING

TODAY. I WANT TO GIVE YOU A

VERSE FROM THE WORD OF GOD THAT

GOD, WHEN HE SPOKE THIS, HE

THOUGHT OF YOU. IT'S IN JEREMIAH

29:11. I LOVE THE WAY THE

AMPLIFIED BIBLE SAYS THIS:

FOR I KNOW THE THOUGHTS AND

PLANS THAT I HAVE FOR YOU, SAYS

THE LORD. THOUGHTS AND PLANS

FOR WELFARE AND PEACE AND NOT

FOR EVIL. TO GIVE YOU HOPE IN

YOUR FINAL OUTCOME. YOU KNOW

WHAT, TODAY YOU ARE JUST LIVING

TODAY BUT THERE IS A FINAL

OUTCOME AND WHEN JESUS STEPS

INTO YOUR LIFE THAT FINAL

OUTCOME, IT IS GOING TO BE

AMAZING.

YOU'RE ABSOLUTELY RIGHT,

LAURA-LYNN. YOU KNOW I LOVE THIS

TIME OF YEAR BECAUSE I REALLY

BELIEVE THAT THOSE GRANDMOTHER'S

THAT HAVE PRAYED AND ALSO THOSE

PARENTS THAT HAVE PRAYED,

THERE'S A COMING TOGETHER OF

ALL THOSE PRAYERS AND YOU'RE

PROBABLY THAT ONE THAT THEY HAVN

PRAYING FOR. YOU'VE TUNED INTO S

STATION AND YOU CAN'T GET AWAY

FROM IT BECAUSE GOD HAS AN

APPOINTMENT WITH YOU. I REALLY

BELIEVE HE WANTS YOU TO BE

FREE. I'M GOING TO GIVE

THIS TO YOU AFTER WE PRAY A

PRAYER. I'M NOT GOING TO EMBARR.

IT'S CALLED FREE INDEED. IT

DOESN'T MATTER WHAT YOUR ADDICTN

IS. IT DOESN'T MATTER WHAT YOU'G

THROUGH .

GOD IS NO RESPECTER OF ISSUE

OR PERSON. HE CAN MEET YOU RIGHT

WHERE YOU ARE. THE NUMBER ON

THE SCREEN IS 1-855-759-0700. I

WANT YOU TO ASK FOR THIS OFFER

FREE INDEED THAT PASTOR BRIAN

HAD BECAUSE AFTER THIS PRAYER

WE ARE GOING TO BELIEVE GOD FORS

SUPERNATURAL POWER TO BREAK

THAT ADDICTION, TO BREAK THAT

REBELLION THAT YOU HAVE BEEN WA.

LET'S GET RIGHT WITH GOD. LET'S

DO SOME BUSINESS WITH GOD. PRAY

THIS PRAYER WITH ME. FATHER, I

COME BY FAITH TODAY. I MESSED

UP. I'VE BLOWN IT. PEOPLE HAVE

BEEN PRAYING FOR ME BUT I HAVE

BEEN, LORD, JUST RUNNING AND

DOING MY OWN THING BUT I'M

TIRED TODAY. I BELIEVE YOUR

WORD SAYS IF I CONFESS WITH MY

MOUTH THAT JESUS IS LORD AND IF

I BELIEVE YOU'LL SAVE ME. WILL

YOU SAVE ME NOW LORD? I OPEN

UP MY HEART. I CONFESS MY SINS

IN JESUS NAME. NOW, FATHER, WHOR

PRAYED THAT PRAYER, I PRAY FOR

THE POWER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT TO

BREAK THAT ADDICTION AND I JOIN

WITH THE PRAYERS OF THAT

GRANDMOTHER, THAT MOTHER, THAT

FATHER, THOSE CHILDREN THAT YOU

WOULD NOW SAVE THEM ON THIS

CHRISTMAS 2012. IN JESUS NAME,

AMEN

AMEN,. IF YOU JUST PRAYED

THAT PRAYER WITH BRIAN WOULD

YOU GIVE US A CALL AT

1-855-759-0700. OPERATORS ARE

STANDING BY.

[COMMERICAL]

DADDY?

YES, BUDD.

HOW MANY NICKELS ARE IN A

DOLLAR?

THERE ARE TWENTY NICKLES IN A

DOLLAR.

HOW DO BIRDS FLY? DOES

MILK REALLY MAKE MY BONES

STRONGER?

YEAH, YES.

DADDY, WHEN WE DIE WILL WE GO

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.

[MUSIC]

HEY, WELCOME TO THIS HOPE TO

GO. TODAY WE'RE TALKING ABOUT

THE DANGER OF INNOCENCE. YOU

KNOW, WE LOVE TO TALK ABOUT THE

BABY IN THE MANGER BUT THERE'S

A LOT OF PREDATORS THAT COME

AT THAT MOST VULNERABLE TIME WHN

THERE IS A BABY IN OUR LIVES.

NOW GUARDING YOUR DREAM, THAT NW

BIRTH, THAT YOU'RE WITNESSING

RIGHT NOW IS WHAT REALLY

FOCUSING ON. WHAT DIVINE CHILD S

GOD GIVEN YOU TO PROTECT AND TO

NURTURE? THEY ARE THERE IN

EACH OF US AND WILL CONTINUE TO

COME FORTH FOR THE REST OF OUR

LIVES. WHATEVER NEW CHILD,

WHATEVER DIVINE CHILD HAS COME

OR IS COMING TO YOU IN THIS

SEASON, BEWARE OF THE HARRODS

THAT WOULD SEEK TO DO IT HARM. F

NEEDED YOU HAVE TO TAKE THAT

NEW CREATION, JUST LIKE CHRIST,

TO EGYPT IN SILENCE AND LET IT

GROW IN SECRET TILL IT IS

STRONG ENOUGH TO RETURN. NOW IF

YOU CAN DO THIS THE CHILD GOD

HAS GIVEN YOU WILL EVENTUALLY GW

STRONGER AND STRONGER AND WILL

BRING YOU GREAT JOY BUT YOU

HAVE GOT TO BE AWARE OF THOSE

HARRODS WHO WOULD KILL THE

INNOCENCE. THIS IS WHAT BIBLE SS

IN MATTHEW CHAPTER 2:16 AND 18.

IT'S SAYS, THEN HEROD WHEN HE ST

HE WAS DECEIVED BY THE WISE MEN

WAS EXCEEDINGLY ANGRY AND HE

SENT FORTH AND PUT TO DEATH ALL

THE MALE CHILDREN WHO WERE IN

BETHLEHEM AND IN ALL ITS

DISTRICTS FROM TWO YEARS OLD

AND UNDER ACCORDING TO THE TIME

WHICH HE HAD DETERMINED FROM

THE WISE MEN, AND THEN WAS

FULFILLED WHAT WAS SPOKEN BY THE

PROPHET JEREMIAH SAYING, A VOICE

WAS HEARD IN RAMA (SP?). LAMANT,

WEEPING AND GREAT MOURNING

RACHAEL WEEPING FOR HER CHILDREN

REFUSING TO BE COMFORTED

BECAUSE THEY ARE NO MORE. NOW,

THIS STORY OF MARY AND JOSEPH

FLIGHT INTO EGYPT WITH THEIR

NEWBORN CHILD AND HARROD'S

SLAUGHTER OF THE INFANTS IN

BETHLEHEM IS A STORY THAT IS

NOT PREACHED A WHOLE LOT THIS

TIME OF YEAR IF AT ALL, AND FOR

OBVIOUS REASONS. WHO WANT TO

SPOIL THE BEAUTY OF THE JOY OF

CHRISTMAS WITH A STORY OF

BRUTAL KILLING OF INNOCENT

CHILDREN AND YET THERE IS AN

IMPORTANT PART OF THE CHRISTMAS

NARRATIVE RIGHT HERE. THIS STORY

CONTAINS SO MANY IMAGES, IMAGES

WHICH BRING BACK MEMORIES OF

SIMILAR STORIES LIKE THE BIRTH

OF MOSES, IMAGES WHICH MIRROR A

DYNAMIC PLAYED OUT OVER AND

OVER AGAIN IN OUR EVERYDAY

LIVES. IMAGES WHICH CALL US TO

TAKE VERY SERIOUS THE CONFLICT

BETWEEN THE OLD AND THE NEW.

NOW THERE'S A CHILD, AND NEWLY

BORN VULNERABLE CHILD, A DREAM,

HOLDING THE HOPE AND THE

POTENTIAL FOR SOMETHING FRESH

AND NEW IN ALL OF US AND TO BE

REALIZED IT WILL CONFRONT THREE

THINGS. A, THERE IS A HAROD, THE

KEEPER OF THE OLD ORDER: SELF-C,

SET IN

HIS WAYS, FEARFUL OF ANYTHING

NEW THAT MIGHT COME ALONG AND

THREATEN HIS KINGDOM. B, THERE

IS THE DREAM OF JOSEPH. THE

MESSAGE FROM THE OTHER SIDE,

THE WISDOM OF CENTURIES PAST,

THE WARNING THAT SEEKS TO

PROTECT WHAT CAN INVIGORATE

AND WAKE US UP AND REDIRECT

OUR FUTURE. C, THERE IS THE

FLIGHT INTO EGYPT, THE LONG HARD

JOURNEY; THE LONELINESS, THE

SILENCE, THE ANXIETY, THE

STRANGENESS, THE GROWING IN

SEEKERS, AND THEN THERE IS ALSO

GOING TO BE THE SLAUGHTER OF

INNOCENT CHILDREN: VIOLENCE,

PANIC, SHOCK, THE PAIN, THE

GRIEF, THE DEAD. BUT IN THE END

THERE IS A RETURN OF THAT ONE

CHILD, A GIFT OF GOD, WHO

SOUGHT THE SAFETY OF A FOREIGN

LAND AND WITH THIS CHILD COMES

THE POSSIBILITY OF SOMETHING SO

FULFILLING. THERE WILL ALWAYS BE

CONFLICT AND OPPOSITION,

LIFE-AND-DEATH STRUGGLE BETWEEN

OLD AND NE, BETWEEN THAT WHICH

WAS AND HAS BEEN AND THAT WHICH

IS ALWAYS WILL BE. BUT TODAY IN

YOUR HOPE TO GO, YOUR CHILD,

YOUR DREAM, YOU MIGHT HAVE

TO TAKE IT AWAY IN ORDER FOR IT

TO BE REALIZED. TAKE IT AWAY

FROM CRITICISM. TAKE IT AWAY

FROM THOSE EYES THAT ARE

WATCHING. PUT IT IN THE VERY

HANDS OF GOD AND WATCH HOW HE IS

GOING TO BRING YOUR DREAM

ALIVE. THAT IS YOUR HOPE TO GO.

I LOVE THE WAY THAT BRIAN

WAS RELATING THE CHRIST CHILD

TO BEING LIKE OUR DREAM BECAUSE

HE WAS OUR DREAM THAT CAME TO

MAN AND BECAME EVERYTHING THAT

WE NEED AND EACH OF US HAS A

DREAM. I THINK ABOUT JOSEPH IN

THE BIBLE AND HOW ,YOU KNOW, HE

TOLD HIS BROTHERS HIS DREAM AND

THEY TRIED TO KILL HIM. MANY

PEOPLE IN LIFE WHEN GOD GIVES

YOU A DREAM THERE ARE THOSE

HARODS THAT COME IN AND TRY TO

STEAL YOUR DREAM. IT COULD BE A

BAD WORD SPOKEN AGAINST YOU. IT

COULD BE THE DEATH OF SOMETHING

THAT YOU'RE EXCITED ABOUT BUT

DON'T LET IT HAPPEN. GOD'S GOT

YOUR BACK AND HE KNOWS YOUR

DREAM AND HE WANTS IT TO LIVE.

WELL, UP NEXT WE'VE GOT A FEW OF

MY FAVORITE STREET INTERVIEWS

FROM 2012.

WHEN YOU LIVE IN THIS AREA,

RIGHT, IT'S A WAR. IT'S A DRUG

WAR.

IS A DRUG WAS DOWN HERE?

YES. ONCE YOU LAND IN THIS AU

GET

INVOLVED AUTOMATICALLY.

DO YOU HAVE ANY FAITH IN YOUE

THAT THERE IS A GOD WHO IS

LOOKING AFTER YOU?

I DO.

YOU DO.

I HAVE THREE ATTEMPTED SUICI.

THREE ATTEMPTED SUICIDES, AND

HAVE YOU BEEN STOPPED AT EVERYO?

COULD

JUST THIS YEAR, JANUARY

IN '06, SEPTEMBER 22, THAT'S THE

ANNIVERSARY OF MY TRAUMA LAST Y.

WOW. SO I GUESS YOU KNOW

BECAUSE YOU ARE STILL HERE THAT

GOD HAS A PURPOSE FOR YOU.

YES.

DO YOU KNOW HE LOVES YOU?

I DO, I DO, YES.

YOU KNOW HE SEES YOU?

YES

AND THAT IIF YOU PRAY TO HIML

HOLD YOU.

I BELIEVE THAT. I GREW UP

WITH OLD TRADITIONAL FAMILY.

YES.

BUT SINCE I LAND HERE, TO BE,

GUYS, LIKE, I DON'T EVEN KNOW

HOW TO PRAY ANYMORE.

YOU DON'T KNOW HOW TO PRAY

ANYMORE. WHY?

EXCEPT I BELIEVE IN THE NAMEE

GOD.

YES. LET'S PRAY IN JESUS NAMS

THAT GOOD. DO YOU BELIEVE IN JE?

YES.

HAVE YOU INVITED HIM INTO

YOUR HEART TO BE OUR LORD AND

SAVIOR?

YES.

YOU HAVE?

YES.

SO IT'S JUST THAT IT'S HARD O

PRAY.

IT'S SO HARD TO PRAY BECAUSET

LOST, RIGHT.

YES.

YOU HAVE BEEN TAKEN OVER TO R

WORLD.

YES.

JUST LIKE I'M SAYING THERE IG

WAR.

BUT , YOU KNOW, THE WORD SAYT

IF YOU'LL ASK ANYTHING

ACCORDING TO HIS WILL THAT HE

HEARS US, AND THAT HE'S THERE TO

HELP US. THE WORD SAYS THAT HE A

READY HELP IN TIME OF NEED, AND

THE WORD SAYS THAT HE FORMED

YOU IN YOUR MOTHER'S WOMB TO

HAVE PURPOSE SO THERE'S A REASON

YOU ARE HERE AFTER THREE

ATTEMPTED SUICIDES IT DIDN'T

HAPPEN, BUT I THINK THAT JESUS

IS THE ULTIMATE ANSWER. DO YOU

KNOW I BELIEVE IN HIM

POWERFULLY. CAN I PRAY WITH YOU?

YES, I DO TOO.

OKAY. LET'S PRAY TOGETHER. FI

PRAY FOR MY SISTER

ANNALISA (SP?). I PRAY IN JESUS

NAME THAT YOU WOULD TOUCH HER, ,

AND THAT YOU WOULD COME AND YOUD

FILL HER HEART WITH YOUR JOY

AND YOUR PEACE. THAT YOU WOULD

REMOVE WORRY, AND ANXIETY, AND

PAIN, AND TRAUMA FROM HER LIFE.

I PRAY NOW IN JESUS 'NAME

THEY WOULD HEAL HER

EMOTIONALLY. THAT YOU WOULD HELP

HER TO UNDERSTAND THE POWER OF

YOUR LOVE AND HOW MUCH YOU LOVE

HER, THAT FATHER, YOU SEE

HER EVERY SINGLE DAY AND YOU

DESIRE A VERY PERSONAL INTIMATE

RELATIONSHIP WITH YOU. I PRAY

IN JESUS' NAME THAT YOU WOULD TH

HER AND CHANGE HER FROM THIS

DAY ON IN JESUS NAME, AMEN. CAN

YOU RECEIVE THAT?

YES.

DO FEEL THAT IN YOUR HEART?

I FELT THAT COMPLETELY.

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