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700 Club Canada: December 25, 2012

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HELLO. I'M BRIAN WARREN.

AND I'M LAURA-LYNN

TYLER THOMPSON. MERRY

CHRISTMAS AND WELCOME

TO THE SHOW TODAY.

IT CERTAINLY IS A

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND

LAURA-LYNN, I DON'T

KNOW WHAT YOU'RE

THANKFUL ABOUT.

YEAH.

BUT TODAY, I AM

THANKFUL THAT I'VE BEEN

MARRIED TO THE SAME

BEAUTIFUL, AMAZING

WOMAN FOR 25 YEARS.

MISS KAREN DAWN

WARREN. AND MERRY

CHRISTMAS BABY.

YEAH, SO WONDERFUL.

YOU'RE JUST

WONDERFUL. YOU'RE

WONDERFUL. WHAT ARE

YOU THANKFUL ABOUT?

YOU GUYS ARE SO

SWEET.

YOU KNOW WHAT? I--I--I

LOVE MY WIFE.

YEAH.

I--I'VE KNOWN HER

PROBABLY MORE I'VE

EVEN KNOWN MYSELF.

RIGHT.

25 YEARS.

WELL SHE PROBABLY

KNOWS YOU BETTER.

WE GOT MARRIED AT 20-

-I WAS 24, SHE WAS 21, SO I

MEAN, WOW.

WOW, IT'S BEEN A GOOD

RUN. HUH?

OH, IT'S BEEN A GREAT

RUN AND IT'S JUST

GETTING STARTED AS

WELL.

AND A LOT MORE TO

COME. YEAH.

TODAY YOU'LL SEE THE

CHRISTMAS STORY OF A

LIFETIME. IT'S A

CHRISTMAS MIRACLE. IT

SHOWS THAT GOD DOES

NOT WORK IN

LIMITATIONS. IF YOU'RE

DEALING WITH SOMETHING

TODAY THAT SEEMS TOO

BIG TO HANDLE, THE

MCCOY STORY WILL BRING

YOU HOPE.

AFTER A HORRIBLE CAR

ACCIDENT, ROMAN MCCOY

RECEIVED LITTLE HOPE

FROM THE DOCTORS THAT

HIS WIFE WOULD SURVIVE.

IN FACT, ONE DOCTOR SAID

I DEAL WITH REALITY, NOT

HOPE. BUT ON CHRISTMAS

MORNING, HOPE WON.

YOU'LL SEE THIS AMAZING

STORY A BIT LATER IN THE

SHOW.

THANK GOD FOR HOPE.

AND THANKS TO WYCLIFFE

COLLEGE, TODAY

MILLIONS OF AFRICANS

WILL READ THE

CHRISTMAS STORY IN

THEIR OWN LANGUAGE

FOR THE FIRST TIME. AND

YOU'LL SEE HOW THIS

INCREDIBLE GIFT CAME TO

BE.

AND WE'LL LEARN

ABOUT MORE HIDDEN

SECRETS FOUND IN THE

BIBLE AS JOE AMORAL

CONTINUES TO BRING THE

SCRIPTURES TO LIFE IN HIS

SERIES. BUT FIRST,

WYCLIFFE'S SPECIAL

CHRISTMAS GIFT FOR

MUSOMA.

(MUSIC)

IN THE SIXTH MONTH,

GOD SENT THE ANGEL

GABRIEL TO NAZARETH.

TWO CHAPTERS, 100

VERSES.

SHE WRAPPED HIM IN

CLOTHS AND PLACED HIM

IN A MANGER.

THIS CHRISTMAS

SEASON.

IN THE TOWN OF DAVID,

A SAVIOR HAS BEEN BORN

TO YOU. HE IS CHRIST THE

LORD.

(MUSIC)

IN THE TOWN OF

MUSOMA TANZANIA,

LUKE'S BIOGRAPHY OF

JESUS COMES ALIVE.

YOU KNOW, IT'S SO

SIGNIFICANT THAT I

MYSELF HAVE A HARD

TIME GETTING MY OWN

HEAD AROUND IT.

DANNY FOSTER IS A

CANADIAN LINGUIST. HE

AND A TEAM OF 18

TANZANIANS ARE

TRANSLATING THE FIRST

EVER VERSES OF

SCRIPTURE FROM LUKE'S

GOSPEL.

FOR MANY OF THEM,

IT'S GOING TO BE THEIR

ABSOLUTE FIRST TIME.

THE STORY OF THE BIRTH

OF JESUS CHRIST FOR THE

FIRST TIME IN THEIR

LANGUAGES. THAT'S

SIGNIFICANT.

IN THIS MODEST OFFICE

IN MUSOMA, MEN AND

WOMEN WORKING FOR

WYCLIFFE, THE WORLD'S

LARGEST BIBLE

TRANSLATION

ORGANIZATION, ARE BUSY

TRANSLATING THE

CHRISTMAS STORY INTO

THESE NINE AFRICAN

LANGUAGES. I BELIEVE

THAT EVERYBODY HAS

THE RIGHT TO READ GOD'S

WORD IN THEIR OWN

LANGUAGE. IT'S A

MESSAGE FROM HIS HEART

TO--TO MAN'S HEART.

BUT TO GIVE GOD'S

WORD IN A LANGUAGE

THAT PEOPLE CAN

UNDERSTAND IS A

DAUNTING CHALLENGE.

FIRST, THE TEAM HAD TO

CREATE THE ALPHABETS

THAT THEY WERE USING

TO WRITE LUKE 1 AND 2 IN

BECAUSE THEY WERE

LANGUAGES THAT HAD

NOT BEEN WRITTEN

BEFORE.

GETTING ALL THE

LINGUISTIC RESEARCH

DONE, CHECKING THE

ALPHABET, JUST THE

AMOUNT OF TIME SPENT

ALONE ON THE ALPHABET

AND, AND SOME OF THE

BASIC GRAMMAR JUST SO

THAT WE CAN ACTUALLY

WRITE IN THESE

LANGUAGES.

MUSOMA IS THE

CAPITAL OF AN AREA

KNOWN AS THE MARA

REGION HERE IN

NORTHERN TANZANIA. IT'S

HOME TO ABOUT 1.4

MILLION PEOPLE. SOME

NINE SIMILAR LANGUAGES

ARE SPOKEN IN THIS ONE

AREA.

WE'RE ABLE TO

LEVERAGE CERTAIN

SIMILARITIES BETWEEN

THESE LANGUAGES AND SO

A LOT OF THE WORK THAT

WE DO DOESN'T HAVE TO

GET REDUPLICATED NINE

TIMES, WE CAN DO IT

ONCE.

ENGLISH AND SWAHILI

ARE TANZANIA'S OFFICIAL

LANGUAGES BUT THERE

ARE 124 OTHER MINORITY

LANGUAGES SPOKEN

THROUGHOUT THE

COUNTRY. JULIUS

LAKAFUBA SPEAKS ONE OF

THOSE MINORITY

LANGUAGES.

HE SAYS, "MOST OF

THOSE WHO SPEAK THESE

SMALLER LANGUAGES

FIND ENGLISH AND

SWAHILI DIFFICULT TO

UNDERSTAND ESPECIALLY

WHEN IT COMES TO

READING THE BIBLE." IT IS

ALMOST LIKE READING

ANOTHER LANGUAGE.

PEOPLE CAN'T

UNDERSTAND IT.

THAT'S WHY HE AND

SEVERAL OTHERS

REPRESENTING THE NINE

DIFFERENT LANGUAGE

GROUPS HAVE BEEN

WORKING NON STOP FOR

THE LAST 13 MONTHS.

THIS IS ABOUT

TRANSFORMING

COMMUNITIES. MY PEOPLE

WILL, FOR THE FIRST TIME

READ GOD'S WORD IN

THEIR OWN LANGUAGE

AND I'M PRAYING THAT

THEIR LIVES WILL BE

TOUCHED BY THE STORY

OF CHRIST'S BIRTH.

TO ACCELERATE THE

TRANSLATION PROCESS,

TEAMS RELY ON

SOFTWARE THAT USES

RELATED LANGUAGES TO

ADAPT WORDS AND

PHRASES TO PRODUCE AN

INITIAL ROUGH DRAFT

TRANSLATION. NEXT ARE

THE VILLAGE TESTS, ARE

THE TRANSLATIONS

READABLE? TEAMS FAN

OUT ACROSS THE REGION

HOLDING COMMUNITY

CHECKS LIKE THIS ONE.

SO FAR, THE RESPONSES

HAVE BEEN VERY

POSITIVE. READING THE

SCRIPTURES IN THE

LANGUAGES FOR THE FIRST

TIME, MANY PEOPLE

WANTED TO KEEP COPIES

OF THE ROUGH DRAFT.

BUT WE SAID THAT'S NOT

POSSIBLE FOR NOW.

AND ONCE THE

COMMUNITY CHECKS AND

REVISIONS ARE COMPLETE,

THEN IT'S UP TO MEN LIKE

GEORGE PEYTON TO CHECK

THE QUALITY OF THE

TRANSLATION IN ADDITION

TO CHECKING FOR

SCRIPTURAL ACCURACY,

PEYTON ENSURES THAT

THE TRANSLATIONS ARE

CULTURALLY

ACCEPTABLE.

AND WE TRY TO DO IT

USING WORDS AND

VOCABULARY THAT IS

ACCEPTABLE SO THAT THE

PEOPLE WILL HONOR AND

RESPECT THE WORD OF

GOD.

AND THE FOCUS HERE IS

NOT JUST BIBLE

TRANSLATION. WYCLIFFE

ALSO PROMOTES LITERACY

AND HEALTHCARE

PROJECTS AMONG THE

PEOPLE WITH WHOM THE

TRANSLATORS ARE

WORKING. AND WHILE

THIS CHRISTMAS PROJECT

HAS BEEN A HUGE

BLESSING TO THE VARIOUS

LINGUISTIC GROUPS HERE

IN NORTHERN TANZANIA,

ANOTHER CONSEQUENCE

HAS BEEN THE UNITY

AMONGST THE VARIOUS

DENOMINATIONS. IN FACT,

TODAY, SOME 28

DENOMINATIONS HAVE

COME TOGETHER AS A

RESULT OF THIS PROJECT.

NOW WE FEEL AS ONE

TEAM WORKING

TOGETHER. AND THAT'S

WHAT JESUS WANTED, A

UNITED CHURCH MOVING

FORWARD WITH THE

GOSPEL.

TRANSLATORS ARE NOW

IN THE FINAL STRETCH.

THEY WILL CATCH TO THE

PRINTERS THIS MONTH

AND THE DISTRIBUTION OF

THE SCRIPTURES WILL

FOLLOW SHORTLY. IN THE

MEANTIME, WORK HAS

ALREADY BEGUN ON

TRANSLATING THE REST OF

THE NEW TESTAMENT.

IN THE PAST, IT WAS

TAKING 15, 20 YEARS TO

TRANSLATE THE NEW

TESTAMENT. WE'RE

AIMING TO DO A

THOUSAND TO 1500 VERSES

PER YEAR USING THIS

STRATEGY. SO WE COULD

SEE A NEW TESTAMENT

COMPLETED IN SEVEN,

EIGHT YEARS.

GEORGE TOWNER, CBN

NEWS, MUSOMA,

TANZANIA.

(MUSIC)

LAURA-LYNN, THAT IS

SO COOL THAT ON

CHRISTMAS DAY FOR THE

FIRST TIME, PEOPLE HEAR

THE BIBLE IN THEIR OWN

LANGUAGE. YOU KNOW,

THE AMAZING THING

ABOUT THAT IS WYCLIFFE,

YOU KNOW, THE BIBLE, IT

SAYS THAT THE--THE

WORD OF GOD WILL GO

THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE

WORLD AND PEOPLE WILL

HEAR IT IN THEIR

LANGUAGE. I ALWAYS

HEAR PEOPLE USE THE

EXCUSE, I MEAN, THIS IS

THE SAME OLD EXCUSE.

WHAT ABOUT THE

BUSH MAN IN AFRICA?

WELL, THIS TELLS YOU

THAT THE BUSH MAN IN

AFRICA HAS IT IN HIS OWN

LANGUAGE THAT JESUS

CHRIST IS THE ONLY

BEGOTTEN SON OF GOD

AND ON CHRISTMAS DAY

SALVATION CAME TO THE

WORLD.

HMM, AND YOU KNOW

WHAT? THAT'S WHAT THIS

DAY IS ALL ABOUT. WE

HOPE THAT YOUR

CHRISTMAS IS

MAGNIFICENT AND THAT

YOU'RE JUST KICKING

BACK AND ENJOYING THE

PEACEFUL SEASON THAT,

UH, THAT JESUS CAME TO

GIVE US.

YOU KNOW, THE

BEAUTIFUL THING IS--

YEAH?

I HOPE SOMEBODY'S

SOMEBODY IS CHILLAXING

(SP) CHILLING AND

RELAXING AT THE SAME

TIME THINKING ABOUT,

YOU KNOW WHAT?

BECAUSE OF GOD'S GRACE

AND HIS GIFT, WE HAVE IT

MADE.

I LIKE THAT, BRIAN. UP

NEXT, THE MCCOY'S

WORST NIGHTMARE ENDS

AS THEY WAKE UP TO THE

GREATEST CHRISTMAS

MORNING SURPRISE.

YEAH.

MELISSA AND ROMAN

MCCOY WERE LOOKING

FORWARD TO THE

CHRISTMAS SEASON OF

2007. BUT ON DECEMBER

5TH, ROMAN GOT A PHONE

CALL THAT CHANGED

EVERYTHING. MELISSA

HAD BEEN IN A TERRIBLE

CAR ACCIDENT AND THE

DOCTOR HAD LITTLE HOPE

SHE WOULD MAKE IT.

HE SAID BECAUSE OF

THE CLOSED HEAD INJURY

AND THE OTHER INTERNAL

INJURIES THAT, UM, WELL

THE NEXT--THE NEXT SIX

OR EIGHT HOURS WAS

CRITICAL AS TO WHETHER

THEY WOULD DETERMINE

WHETHER SHE WOULD

LIVE OR NOT. AND IT WAS

THE WORST FEELING I'VE

EVER FELT.

MELISSA, A COLLEGE

ENGLISH PROFESSOR WAS

ON HER WAY TO CLASS

WHEN SHE SWERVED OFF

THE ROAD. HER CAR

SLAMMED INTO A MOUND

OF DIRT AND ROLLED OVER

SEVERAL TIMES. FOR

ROMAN, THE FIRST FEW

HOURS WERE AGONIZING.

I COULD ONLY THINK

ABOUT HOW AM I GOING

TO RAISE MY KIDS, UM,

WITHOUT THEIR MOTHER?

UM, AND IF SHE DID LIVE,

HOW WOULD I TAKE CARE

OF HER AND MY KIDS? UM,

THE QUESTIONS YOU

NEVER WANT TO ASK

YOURSELF OR FACE I HAD

TO FACE.

MELISSA SURVIVED THE

FIRST NIGHT. SHE HAD

INJURIES TO HER STOMACH

AND LUNGS AND WORSE,

SHE SUFFERED SEVERE

TRAUMA TO HER BRAIN.

SHE DIDN'T RECOGNIZE

ANYONE, EVEN HER OWN

HUSBAND.

SHE--SHE HAD THIS

GRUNT OR YELL SHE

WOULD JUST GRUNT AND

YELL AND OH, OH, LIKE

SHE WAS FRUSTRATED

WANTING YOU TO--LIKE

SHE WAS TRYING TO

COMMUNICATE AND JUST

COULDN'T GET IT OUT. UM,

VERY RESTLESS. THEY

HAD TO TIE HER ARMS

DOWN BECAUSE SHE WAS

TRYING TO PULL THE

TUBES OUT. SO SHE WAS

AWAKE BUT WAS NOT

THERE.

OVER THE NEXT FEW

DAYS, SHE REMAINED

UNRESPONSIVE TO

TREATMENTS. IT WAS AS IF

HER PERSONALITY WAS

ERASED. AND ON TOP OF

THE BRAIN INJURY, SHE

HAD ONE COMPLICATION

AFTER ANOTHER.

INFECTIONS, BLOOD CLOTS,

AND THEN A STROKE.

THE BRAIN SURGEON

NEVER REALLY GAVE US

MUCH HOPE AT ALL. HE

SAID, "I DON'T GIVE HOPE,

I GIVE REALITY."

AFTER ABOUT TWO

WEEKS, ROMAN DROVE TO

THE SPOT WHERE

MELISSA'S CAR WENT OFF

THE ROAD. HE FOUND A

CARD PRINTED WITH THE

SCRIPTURE JEREMIAH 29:11.

FOR I KNOW THE PLANS I

HAVE FOR YOU, PLANS TO

PROSPER YOU AND NOT TO

HARM YOU. AND GOD JUST

PUT ON MY HEART RIGHT

THEN THIS--THIS IS GOING

TO BE OKAY.

BUT DAYS PASSED AND

MELISSA DIDN'T IMPROVE.

THEN ON CHRISTMAS EVE,

ROMAN WAS BY MELISSA'S

SIDE WATCHING THE 700

CLUB.

AS I'M WATCHING IT,

UM, THEY DESCRIBE A

WOMAN WHO HAD BEEN IN

A CAR WRECK AND WAS

TOLD THAT, UH, SHE MAY

NEVER LIVE OFF THE

BREATHING MACHINE. UM,

SHE MAY NEVER WALK

AGAIN. UH, SHE MAY

NEVER MAKE IT. AND, UH,

THAT'S EVERYTHING THAT

I HAD HEARD FROM THE

NURSES AND FROM THE

BRAIN SURGEON. AT THE

END, THEY ASKED HER

HOW--HOW IN THE WORLD

DID YOU HAVE THE

STRENGTH TO MAKE IT

THROUGH ALL OF THIS?

SHE SAID GOD PUT A

SCRIPTURE ON MY HEART.

JEREMIAH 29:11 WHICH

SAYS, "FOR I KNOW THE

PLANS I HAVE FOR YOU

DECLARES THE LORD.

PLANS TO PROSPER YOU

AND NOT TO HARM YOU.

TO GIVE YOU A HOPE AND

A FUTURE." AND THAT WAS

THE VERY SCRIPTURE

CARD THAT--THAT WAS IN

THE TRACKS OF MY WIFE'S

VEHICLE.

ROMAN SAYS HE KNEW

GOD WAS SPEAKING TO

HIM. HE PRAYED WITH

HOST GORDON ROBERTSON

FOR MELISSA TO BE

HEALED. AFTERWARDS,

THE MCCOYS RECEIVED A

CHRISTMAS GIFT THEY

WOULD NEVER FORGET.

LATER THAT EVENING,

SHE WOKE UP AND WAS

JUST AS CLEAR AS A BELL,

RECOGNIZED EVERYBODY,

WAS ABLE TO READ. IT

WAS JUST AMAZING. I

MEAN, I SAW HER BRIGHT

SMILE AND, UM, HER SENSE

OF HUMOR RIGHT OFF THE

BAT. I MEAN, IT WAS--IT

WAS THERE. UM, THE

WEIGHT THAT CAME OFF

IS--IS THE ONLY WAY I CAN

DESCRIBE IS THE WEIGHT

OF THE DARKNESS THAT

JUST HOVERED OVER ME

WAS JUST COMPLETELY

GONE.

WITH REHAB, MELISSA

QUICKLY IMPROVED.

SHE'S BACK TO BEING A

WIFE, A MOM, AND A

PROFESSOR. AND THERE'S

NO SIGN OF DAMAGE FROM

THE BRAIN TRAUMA.

I THANK HIM ALL THE

TIME NOW FOR

EVERYTHING BECAUSE I

REALIZE BECAUSE OF THE

PERSONAL NATURE OF THE

RELATIONSHIP NOW, IT'S

NOT JUST THANK YOU FOR

MY JOB, THANK YOU FOR

MY CHILDREN. IT'S, YOU

KNOW, THANK YOU FOR

EVERY ASPECT OF MY LIFE

BECAUSE IT'S ALL FOR HIM.

ROMAN AND MELISSA

KNOW THAT GOD WAS

WITH THEM THROUGH

THEIR DIFFICULT TIME.

GOD KNOWS ME BY

NAME AND HE--I FOUND

THAT HE WAS A LOT MORE

PERSONAL.

HE DOES HAVE PLANS

FOR OUR LIFE. WE'RE NOT

JUST ADRIFT IN SOME

LIMBO AND HE'S NOT JUST

A DISTANT GOD THAT SITS

BACK AND WATCHES. HE IS

DEEPLY INVOLVED IN OUR

LIVES, IN EVERYTHING

THAT WE DO AND HE DOES

HAVE A PLAN FOR US.

YOU KNOW, WHEN, UH,

WHEN MELISSA HAD THAT-

-THAT, THAT CAR

ACCIDENT, UM, WOW,

ROMAN'S LIFE JUST WENT

COMPLETELY INTO A

PLACE OF THE X FACTOR,

THE UNKNOWN. AND, UH,

AS A HUSBAND, I CAN

UNDERSTAND THOSE

QUESTIONS. WHAT AM I

GOING TO DO? HOW AM I

GOING TO RAISE OUR

CHILDREN ALONE? AND IF

SHE DOES COME OUT OF

THIS, AM I GOING TO HAVE

TO TAKE CARE OF HER AND

MY CHILDREN? NOW I

DON'T KNOW IF THAT'S

NECESSARILY THE RIGHT

QUESTIONING, BUT IN A

PANIC SITUATION, I CAN

UNDERSTAND WHY HE'D

BE THINKING THAT SAME

THOUGHT. BUT YOU KNOW

SOMETHING, IT WAS THE

SPIRIT OF GOD THAT TOLD

HIM TO GO TO THE SCENE

OF THE ACCIDENT AND IT

WAS ONLY WHEN HE GOT

THERE, THAT HE SAW

SOMETHING SO POWERFUL,

JEREMIAH 29 AND 11 FOR I

KNOW THE THOUGHTS

THAT I HAVE FOR YOU,

THOUGHTS OF PEACE, NOT

OF EVIL TO GIVE YOU A

FUTURE AND A HOPE THAT

YOU'LL CALL ON ME AND

GO PRAY TO ME. AND

WHEN YOU SEEK ME,

YOU'LL FIND ME, WHEN

YOU SEARCH FOR ME WITH

ALL YOUR HEART.

MELISSA, HER BRAIN WAS

EVERYTHING, UH, AS A

PROFESSOR. AND IT WAS

ONLY BY THE GRACE OF

GOD ON CHRISTMAS THAT

HER EYES OPENED UP. I

WONDER IF GOD'S ASKING

YOU RIGHT NOW TO OPEN

YOUR EYES AND SEE THAT

THE GREATEST GIFT THAT

YOU'RE CHILLING RIGHT

NOW IN THOSE JAMMIES

THE GREATEST GIFT THAT

ANYONE COULD EVER

HAVE IS THE GIFT OF

SALVATION. DO YOU

KNOW WHERE YOU'RE

GOING TO SPEND ETERNITY

IF YOU WERE TO DIE

TODAY? IF THAT WAS YOU

WHERE MELISSA WAS?

WELL, JEREMIAH 29:11-14 IS

FOR YOU. HE KNOWS THE

THOUGHTS THAT HE HAS

FOR YOU, THOUGHTS OF

PEACE, NOT OF EVIL.

YOU KNOW, THAT IS

WHY, UH, BRIAN AND I DO

THIS. THAT IS WHY WE ARE

HERE DOING A DAILY

SHOW SO THAT WE CAN

BRING YOU THIS MESSAGE.

IT'S A LIFE-CHANGING

MESSAGE. AND WHEN

BRIAN WAS TALKING

ABOUT EYES BEING

OPENED. YOU'RE SITTING

THERE TODAY AND DO YOU

KNOW THAT IF YOU DON'T

KNOW JESUS, YOU'RE

WALKING BLIND. YOU'RE

WALKING BLIND. YOU

DON'T UNDERSTAND THE

POWER THAT IS

AVAILABLE TO YOUR

DESTINY AND TO YOUR

CALL AND TO SITUATIONS

THAT MIGHT ARISE LIKE

THIS LAST STORY. WE

NEVER KNOW WHEN A

CATASTROPHE CAN HIT US,

BUT WHEN WE HAVE JESUS,

WE HAVE EVERY ANSWER

WE NEED. AND WE'RE

HERE TODAY TO JOIN WITH

YOU TO SAY INVITE HIM IN,

LET HIM BE LORD OF YOUR

LIFE ON THIS CHRISTMAS

DAY.

AND IT'S VERY SIMPLE.

IT'S JUST THE ABCS. IT'S

ADMIT WHERE YOU ARE,

BELIEVE THAT GOD SENT

HIS SON. THAT'S WHAT

THIS IS ALL ABOUT.

THAT'S THE MEANING OF

THIS SEASON, CHRISTMAS.

AND THEN CONFESS

BECAUSE THE BIBLE SAYS

IN ROMANS 10:9, "IF

YOU'LL CONFESS WITH

YOUR HEART--WITH YOUR

MOUTH THAT JESUS IS

LORD AND BELIEVE IN

YOUR HEART THAT GOD

RAISED HIM FROM THE

DEAD, YOU SHALL BE

SAVED. IT'S WITH THE

HEART ONE BELIEVES ON

TO RIGHTEOUSNESS AND

IT'S WITH THE MOUTH ONE

CONFESSES." YOU READY

TO CONFESS? IT'S THE

GREATEST GIFT. IT'S

BETTER THAN ANY GIFT

UNDER A TREE BECAUSE

THIS ONE IS RECORDED IN

HEAVEN AND YOUR NAME

IS GOING IN THE LAMB'S

BOOK OF LIFE. HEY, WHY

DON'T YOU JUST PRAY THIS

PRAYER WITH ME. GOD

DOESN'T WORRY ABOUT

YOUR WORDS, HE'S

CONCERNED ABOUT YOUR

HEART. JESUS, I'M

LISTENING TO THIS AND

TODAY I'M SERIOUS. I

CONFESS MY SIN. THANK

YOU FOR DYING ON THE

CROSS FOR ME. I GIVE YOU

MY PERSONAL PERMISSION

FOR YOUR HEAVENLY

INTERVENTION. PLEASE

COME INTO MY LIFE. MAKE

ME WHAT YOU WANT ME

TO BE. IN JESUS' NAME I

PRAY, AMEN.

AMEN. IF YOU JUST

PRAYED THAT PRAYER, IF

YOU HAVE JUST INVITED

JESUS INTO YOUR HEART,

WOULD YOU CALL US AT 1-

855-759-0700. THERE ARE

PRAYER PARTNERS

STANDING BY TO TALK TO

YOU.

YIPPEE, IT'S YOUR

BIRTHDAY.

TOO OFTEN, WE CARRY

BAGGAGE FROM OUR PAST.

YOU KNOW WHAT IT'S

LIKE. IT AFFECTS

EVERYTHING AND

EVERYONE IN OUR LIVES.

IT'S ALWAYS THERE

WEIGHING US DOWN AND

KEEPING US FROM

ACHIEVING TRUE

HAPPINESS. BUT DO YOU

KNOW GOD NEVER MEANT

FOR US TO BE TRAPPED IN

THE PAST? YOU CAN BE

FREE OF YOUR BAGGAGE.

LEARN HOW GOD'S

FORGIVENESS LEADS TO

CHANGED LIVES AND NEW

BEGINNINGS. CALL THE 700

CLUB.

(MUSIC)

MERRY CHRISTMAS

EVERYONE. HISTORY

RECORDS THE STAGGERING

STORY OF CHRIST'S

COMING. A YOUNG VIRGIN,

GIVEN THE MOST

INCREDIBLE NEWS

BESTOWED A MOST

UNUSUAL DESTINY. ONE

THAT WOULD, IN FACT,

MAR HER CREDIBILITY

WITH THE MAN THAT SHE

WAS ENGAGED TO. AND IT

WOULD BE A BLOT

AGAINST HER REPUTATION

FOR THE REST OF HER LIFE.

I BELIEVE IF OUR LIVES

EXEMPLIFIED ONE

SENTENCE THAT MARY

SPOKE IN LUKE, WE WOULD

HAVE A PROFOUND

JOURNEY. WHEN TOLD BY

THE ANGEL GABRIEL THAT

SHE WOULD BIRTH THE

SAVIOR OF THE WORLD,

SHE SAID WITHOUT

HESITATION AS RECORDED

IN LUKE 1:38, "I AM THE

LORD'S SERVANT. MAY

YOUR WORD TO ME BE

FULFILLED." SUCH A

SIMPLE RESPONSE. I'M

YOUR SERVANT, YOUR

WILL BE DONE. THAT IS

NOT NECESSARILY THE

WAY THAT WE CHOOSE TO

RESPOND TO GOD'S WILL

FOR US. WHAT AN

EXAMPLE OF OBEDIENCE

NO MATTER WHAT THE

COST. I PRAY THAT WE

WOULD HAVE THAT SAME

COMMITMENT TO GOD'S

VOICE IN OUR LIVES NO

MATTER WHAT THE COST

THAT WE WOULD CHOOSE

TO FOLLOW OUR GOD-

ORDAINED DESTINY

WITHOUT HESITATION. I

KNOW OUR

CIRCUMSTANCES CAN BE

VERY PAINFUL AT TIMES.

WE ALL HAVE BROKEN

DREAMS, HURT FEELINGS,

PAINFUL RELATIONSHIPS

AND THESE SITUATIONS

CAN LEAVE US TORN UP

INSIDE. EVEN AT AN

AMAZING TIME LIKE

CHRISTMAS. I CAN'T GIVE

YOU ALL A CHRISTMAS

PRESENT TODAY, BUT I DO

WANT TO SHARE WITH YOU

SOMETHING THAT I'VE HAD

TO LEARN THE LONG WAY

AROUND THE MOUNTAIN. I

CAN HAVE TOTAL PEACE

AND TOTAL JOY AND

CONTENTMENT AND YOU

CAN TOO EVEN WHEN WE

DO NOT KNOW HOW SOME

THINGS ARE GOING TO

WORK OUT. TODAY YOUR

VERY WORLD AND SENSE

OF SECURITY MIGHT FEEL

ROCKED BUT JESUS CAME

TO BRING YOU PERFECT

PEACE. WHEN GOD IS

INVITED TO BE PART OF

OUR JOURNEY, THERE IS A

REALLY COOL THING THAT

HAPPENS WHERE WE GET

TO TRANSFER OUR PAIN

AND OUR SORROW OVER

TO HIM. AND HE GIVES US

BACK TRUE JOY. IT'S THE

GIFT THAT NEVER STOPS

GIVING. I HAVE CLAIMED

THIS NEXT VERSE FOR MY

LIFE AGAIN AND AGAIN. IT

IS A FOUNDATIONAL

PROMISE FROM GOD TO US.

IT'S IN ISAIAH 61:7.

"INSTEAD OF YOUR SHAME,

YOU WILL RECEIVE A

DOUBLE PORTION. AND

INSTEAD OF DISGRACE,

YOU WILL REJOICE IN

YOUR INHERITANCE. AND

SO YOU WILL INHERIT A

DOUBLE PORTION IN YOUR

LAND AND EVERLASTING

JOY WILL BE YOURS." ISN'T

THAT BEAUTIFUL? THAT'S

GOD'S GIFT TO YOU ON

CHRISTMAS DAY AND

EVERY DAY OF THE YEAR.

I'M SO GRATEFUL ON THIS

BEAUTIFUL MORNING THAT

A KING BECAME A CHILD, A

PRINCE BECAME A PAUPER.

A RULER BECAME A

SERVANT AND A CREATOR

BECAME A CREATION. A

LOVER BECAME THE

HATED AND A MESSIAH

BECAME A DEFENDER, A

REDEEMER AND OUR

SAVIOR. I'M JUST SO

GRATEFUL. MERRY

CHRISTMAS EVERYONE.

AMEN. YOU KNOW, IT IS

OUR--OUR GREAT, GREAT

PRIVILEGE TO BE ABLE TO

SHARE WITH YOU ON THIS

CHRISTMAS MORNING. I

LOVE WHAT THE ANGEL

SAID TO MARY. HE SAID,

UH, "MARY, HIGHLY

FAVORED OF THE LORD."

HE SAID, "YOU HAVE BEEN

GIVEN THE GIFT." MARY

SAID, "HOW IS THIS BEING

THAT I KNOW NOT A MAN."

AND THE ANGEL--AND I

LIKE TO PUT IT IN MY OWN

LANGUAGE, HE SAID, "YOU

DON'T KNOW WHAT

YOU'RE DEALING WITH

MARY. THIS IS NOT ABOUT

MAN, THIS IS ABOUT GOD.

WHAT IS INSIDE OF YOU IS

OF THE HOLY SPIRIT." YOU

KNOW WHAT'S INSIDE OF

YOU THAT GREAT JOY?

BECAUSE GOD GAVE IT,

MAN CAN'T TAKE IT AWAY.

OH MY GOD, I FEEL GOOD

ABOUT THAT. I'M GOING

TO PRAY FOR YOU EVEN

NOW THAT GOD NO

MATTER IF YOU'RE SINGLE,

WHETHER YOU'RE WITH

YOUR FAMILY, THAT YOU

WOULD RECOGNIZE THE

PEACE THAT SURPASSES

ALL UNDERSTANDING.

FATHER, I PRAY THAT

YOUR LOVE WOULD

OVERSHADOW YOUR

PEOPLE NOW. AND THAT

YOU WOULD EVEN

WHISPER TO THEM ONCE

AGAIN DEEP WITHIN THEM

THAT OH MAN, WOMAN OF

GOD, YOU ARE HIGHLY

FAVORED OF THE LORD.

LORD BLESS YOUR PEOPLE.

IT'S IN JESUS' NAME WE

PRAY. FROM A PASTOR'S

HEART AND THE 700 CLUB

CANADA, GOD BLESS YOU

ON THIS CHRISTMAS.

WELL, COMING UP, WE

HAVE MORE SECRETS

FROM THE HIDDEN

SCRIPTURES WITH JOE

AMAROL.

NOW, I DON'T KNOW

ABOUT YOU, BUT I LOVE TO

ASK QUESTIONS WHEN IT

COMES TO THE BIBLE. I'M

A MAN OF FAITH. I'VE

BEEN A CHRISTIAN FOR A

LONG, LONG TIME. I

BELIEVE IN THE WORD OF

GOD. I BELIEVE THE WORD

OF GOD. BUT SOMETIMES I

READ A PASSAGE AND I

WONDER HMM, WHY IS

THAT THERE? WHY DID

MATTHEW, MARK, LUKE,

OR JOHN, WHY DID THEY

FEEL THE NEED TO

INCLUDE THIS OR WHY DO

THEY ONLY SAY THE FIRST

PART OF THE STATEMENT

BUT THEN THEY DON'T

FINISH THE STATEMENT

AND THEY ALMOST

ASSUME, THAT ME, JOE

AMAROL, 2,000 YEARS

LATER, THOUSANDS OF

KILOMETERS AWAY FROM

ISRAEL, I'M SOMEHOW

GOING TO UNDERSTAND

WHAT THEY DIDN'T WRITE.

A LOT OF TIMES AS I

TRAVEL, I HAVE PASTORS

SAY WELL, JOE, WHAT ARE

YOU GOING TO TEACH US

WHEN YOU COME INTO

OUR CHURCH? I SAID,

WELL, GOD HAS CALLED

ME TO STUDY WHAT'S NOT

WRITTEN IN THE BIBLE.

AND THEY SAY WELL,

WHAT DO YOU MEAN?

MATTHEW, MARK, AND

JOHN AS JEWS WRITING TO

JEWS A LOT OF TIMES THEY

DON'T PUT IN A LOT OF THE

CULTURE OR TRADITIONS

INTO THEIR STORY. ONE OF

THOSE SITUATIONS IS

WHERE--WHERE JESUS, UH,

COMES IN THROUGH THE

EASTERN GATES. AND

MATTHEW DOESN'T

EXPLAIN THERE'S--THERE'S

OVER 300 DAYS IN THE

JEWISH CALENDAR,

SEVERAL GAITS LEADING

INTO THE CITY, WHY DID

ALL THE PEOPLE DECIDE

TO GATHER AT THIS ONE

GATE ON THIS SPECIFIC

DAY? THERE WAS SO

MANY GATES, THERE WAS

SO MANY DAYS. MATTHEW

ASSUMES THAT YOU KNOW

WHY ALL THE PEOPLE

WERE THERE. THE TRUTH

IS THAT WE DON'T KNOW

WHY THE PEOPLE ARE

THERE. WE READ THE

TEXT; OKAY, JESUS CAME,

PEOPLE, UH, JUST SHOWED

UP WITH, UH, PALM

BRANCH, THEY SHOWED UP

WITH AN EXTRA JACKET.

THEY JUST KIND OF

HAPPENED TO HAVE IT

WITH THEM. DID

EVERYBODY IN THE CITY

WAKE UP AND SAY YOU

KNOW WHAT? THE

MESSIAH MIGHT SHOW UP

TODAY, WHY DON'T WE

BRING AN EXTRA JACKET?

OF COURSE THAT'S NOT

WHAT HAPPENS. WE NEED

TO UNDERSTAND THE

TRADITIONS OF THE

CULTURE AT THE TIME.

EVERY YEAR I LEARN AS I

STUDIED THE TORAH, AS I

STUDIED THE, UH, THE

MISHNA AND THE TALMUD,

ALL THIS ANCIENT JEWISH

LITERATURE, I STUDIED

SOMETHING CALLED THE--

THE PROCESSION OF THE

NATIONAL PASSOVER

LAMB. EVERY YEAR FOUR

DAYS BEFORE PASSOVER, I

WANT YOU TO HEAR THAT,

FOUR DAYS BEFORE

PASSOVER, THE PRIESTS

WOULD LEAVE JERUSALEM

AND HE WOULD GO TO

BETHLEHEM. AND WHEN

HE GOT TO BETHLEHEM HE

WOULD FIND AND HE

WOULD PICK A PERFECT

LAMB. AND WHEN HE

WOULD TAKE THAT

PERFECT LAMB, HE WOULD

CARRY IT BACK INTO--TO

JERUSALEM. WHY DID HE

CARRY THE LAMB?

BECAUSE IF THE LAMB

WALKED, IF IT FELL, IT

MIGHT BREAK ITS LEG, IT

WOULDN'T BE PERFECT.

ALL THE PEOPLE, THEY

KNEW THAT FOUR DAYS

BEFORE PASSOVER, EVERY

YEAR THE PRIEST WAS

GOING TO CARRY IN THE

LAMB OF GOD TO THE

EASTERN GATE AND

EVERYBODY KNEW THAT

DAY WAS COMING. IS IT

ANY SURPRISE THEN THAT

OF ALL DAYS JESUS CHOSE

TO COME INTO THE CITY IT

HAPPENED TO BE ON THAT

DAY THE PEOPLE WERE

EXPECTING THE LAMB TO

COME. SO EVERYBODY

GOES AND THE PRIEST

CARRIES IN THIS

BEAUTIFUL, PRECIOUS

LITTLE LAMB AND THEY

SAY HEY, BEHOLD THE

LAMB, THIS IS THE LAMB

THAT'S GOING TO DIE FOR

US. AND WHEN ITS BLOOD

IS SHED, IT'S GOING TO

COVER OUR SINS FOR

ANOTHER YEAR. AND

THEN AS ALL THAT'S

GOING ON AND THE SMOKE

SETTLES AND THE DUST

CLEARS, JESUS COMES IN

RIDING ON A DONKEY AND

EVERYBODY'S ATTENTION

GOES FROM THIS CUTE

LITTLE LAMB TO THE

LAMB, THE ONE THAT JOHN

SAID BEHOLD THE LAMB

AND THAT'S WHY HE CAME

IN ON THAT DAY AND

WHEN WE UNDERSTAND

THE BACKGROUND, THE

STORY COMES SO MUCH

MORE ALIVE.

THANK YOU JOE. YOU

KNOW, I HAVE SO ENJOYED

THESE EPISODES.

YES.

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KNOW, THIS CHRISTMAS

ALONE, WE PROVIDED

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WE APPRECIATE YOUR

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IN THIS TEACHING, PAT

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YEAH.

AND, YOU KNOW, WE

WANT TO WISH YOU FROM

THE BOTTOM OF OUR

HEART MERRY CHRISTMAS.

HMM.

LAURA-LYNN, IT'S BEEN

A--IT'S BEEN A FAST YEAR

BUT IT'S BEEN A VERY

GOOD ONE.

VERY FAST YEAR. A

REALLY GOOD ONE.

YEAH.

AND I KNOW THAT AS

YOU GATHER WITH

FAMILY, SOME OF YOU

MIGHT BE ALONE BUT WE

WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT

WE LOVE YOU AND GOD

LOVES YOU. THE REASON

BRIAN AND I ARE HERE ALL

YEAR LONG IS JUST TO LET

YOU KNOW THAT THERE IS

SOMETHING WAY MORE

THAN THE PHYSICAL. IT'S

WAY BIGGER THAN

PRESENTS ON CHRISTMAS.

IT'S A LIFE-CHANGING

RELATIONSHIP WITH JESUS

CHRIST. MERRY

CHRISTMAS, THANKS FOR

JOINING US.

YEAH, MERRY

CHRISTMAS AND WE'RE

LOOKING FORWARD TO

SEEING JESUS DO AMAZING

THINGS. UNTIL NEXT TIME

I'M BRIAN WARREN.

AND I'M LAURA-LYNN

TYLER THOMPSON. HAVE A

WONDERFUL CHRISTMAS

CANADA.

GOD BLESS.

(MUSIC)

PAT IS A WONDERFUL

TEACHER. HE HAS SUCH

AN INCREDIBLE GIFT TO

EXPLAIN THE BIBLE,

COMPLICATED THEOLOGY

IN SIMPLE TERMS THAT

ANYONE CAN

UNDERSTAND.

GOD KNOWS WHO YOU

ARE. HE KNOWS

EVERYTHING ABOUT YOU

AND GOD SAYS I LOVE YOU

AND HERE'S WHAT I'M

GOING TO DO FOR YOU.

IF YOU'RE HAVING

TROUBLE SEEING WHAT

GOD HAS FOR YOU, LET

PAT SHOW YOU HOW

SIMPLE IT CAN BE.

I REALLY THINK YOU

NEED TO GET THIS

TEACHING IF YOU WANT TO

BE SUCCESSFUL IN LIFE

AND YOU WANT MORE. IF

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