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700 Club Canada: Dec. 23, 2013

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HELLO. I'M BRIAN WARREN.

AND I'M LAURA-LYNN TYLER

THOMPSON AND WELCOME TO THE

700 CLUB CANADA.

WELL, THIS IS A BIG QUESTION.

LAURA-LYNN, HAVE YOU FINISHED

YOUR CHRISTMAS SHOPPING?

I HAVE NOT. I HAVE NEVER

FINISHED MY CHRISTMAS SHOPPING

UNTIL RIGHT UP TO THE LAST

MINUTE. IT'S JUST A PROBLEM,

AND I'M WORKING ON IT.

YOU'RE WORKING ON IT.

WITH ME AND GOD, YES,

NOT PROCRASTINATING.

NOT PROCRASTINATING AT ALL.

THAT'S MY NEW YEAR'S

RESOLUTION.

NO PROCRASTINATION.

NO PROCRASTINATING. I

HAVEN'T BEEN ABLE TO WRITE IT

DOWN YET THOUGH SO--

NO. SO HOW YOU GOING TO KEEP

IT IF YOU HAVEN'T WRITTEN IT

DOWN?

WELL, I'M PROCRASTINATING

ON MAKING THE LIST FOR NEW

YEAR'S SO BUT I'M GOING TO

GET THERE. HAVE YOU FINISHED

YOUR SHOPPING?

WELL, YES, I HAVE. I HAVE

THE MOST IMPORTANT BECAUSE

IT'S MY ANNIVERSARY SO I

ALREADY KNOW WHAT I'M

GETTING HER.

THAT'S TWO GIFTS.

YES, SO I CAN'T TELL ANYBODY.

LOOSE LIPS SINK SHIPS SO

DON'T TELL. YOU KNOW, WITH

ONLY TWO DAYS UNTIL

CHRISTMAS WE HOPE THAT

NOT TOO MANY OF YOU ARE

SCRAMBLING AROUND LIKE

LAURA-LYNN TRYING TO FIND

THAT LAST MINUTE GIFT.

THIS IS SUCH A GREAT TIME OF

YEAR TO REFLECT ON THE GIFT

OF JESUS AND THE LOVE OF GOD

THAT'S AVAILABLE TO EACH AND

EVERY ONE OF US. ON TODAY'S

SHOW YOU'LL MEET LEE PILLON,

ONE MAN WHO LEARNED THE TRUTH

ABOUT CHRISTMAS AND HOW IT

CHANGED HIS LIFE. I'M SURE

THERE ARE MANY OF US THAT HAVE

A FEW LEE'S IN OUR LIVES.

YOU'LL SEE HOW GOD IS ABLE

TO REACH THE SEEMINGLY

UNREACHABLE.

WOW. YOU'RE ON A ROLL

TODAY.

I AM.

ALSO JOE AMARAL UNPACKS

SCRIPTURE AND REVEALS SOME OF

THE HIDDEN TRUTHS OF THE LIFE

AND MINISTRY OF CHRIST AS

PART OF HIS ONGOING SERIES.

BUT FIRST PART ONE OF OUR

FIVE-PART SERIES ON CHRISTMAS

TRADITIONS. THIS IS ACE

COLLINS TO EXPLAIN THE ORIGIN

OF THE CHRISTMAS LIGHT.

MUSIC

ACE, NOTHING GETS ME MORE IN

THE SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS THAN

SEEING ALL OF THESE HOMES LIT

UP FOR THE HOLIDAYS AND I

THINK THIS HOME TAKES THE

CAKE. IT'S PROBABLY THE

BRIGHTEST IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD.

LET ME ASK YOU WHEN DID THIS

TRADITION OF LIGHTING UP OUR

HOMES BEGIN?

REALLY THE 1940S, 50S WAS

WHEN IT REALLY STARTED BECAUSE

THAT'S WHEN LIGHTS LIKE THESE

CAME DOWN TO THE PRICES THAT

NORMAL PEOPLE COULD AFFORD

AND THEY STARTED PUTTING THEM

OUT AND WE WERE REALLY AN

AUTOMOTIVE AGE BACK THEN

SO WE'D PILE IN CARS, STATION

WAGONS IN PARTICULAR THE 50S,

60S, AND 70S AND GO LOOK AT

LIGHTS IN NEIGHBORHOODS BUT

IT REALLY STARTED WITH MARTIN

LUTHER BECAUSE MARTIN LUTHER

TIED ON A CANDLE ON A TREE AND

WHEN MARTIN LUTHER TIED A

CANDLE ON HIS TREE I DOUBT IF

HE ENVISIONED ALL OF THIS

TAKING PLACE BECAUSE THAT

CANDLE ON THAT TREE TO HIM

REPRESENTED THE LIGHT OF

CHRIST AND THAT LIGHT HAS BEEN

ILLUMINATING THE WORLD EVER

SINCE AND THESE CHRISTMAS

LIGHTS TO A LARGE DEGREE

REPRESENT THAT ILLUMINATION.

NOW I KNOW WHITE LIGHTS

HAVE BEEN IN VOGUE FOR THE

PAST FEW YEARS BUT I REALLY

LIKE THE COLORFUL LIGHTS. IS

THERE A MEANING BEHIND THE

DIFFERENT COLORS OF THE LIGHTS?

THERE IS. THE WHITE LIGHT

REPRESENTS THE PURITY OF

CHRIST, THE WHITE CANDLE THAT

MARTIN LUTHER FIRST LIT ALL

THOSE YEARS AGO BUT THERE'S

ALSO BLUE LIGHTS. MY

GRANDMOTHER ALWAYS HAD BLUE

LIGHTS ON HER TREE LIKE SOME

OF THE BLUE LIGHTS WE SEE

AROUND HERE AND THOSE BLUE

LIGHTS REPRESENT LOVE. THEN

YOU'VE GOT THE RED LIGHTS THAT

REPRESENT LIKE THESE DOWN HERE

THAT REPRESENT THE BLOOD OF

CHRIST THAT WAS SHED ON THE

CROSS AND WE HAVE THE GREEN

LIGHTS THAT REPRESENT LIKE THE

EVERGREEN TREE EVERLASTING

LIFE, THINGS THAT DON'T EVEN

DIE IN THE BLEAKEST TIMES LIKE

THE BLEAKEST DAYS OF WINTER

SO THE LIGHTS HAVE A GREAT

MEANING AND IMPACT DURING THE

HOLIDAY SEASON.

AND OF COURSE THE MOST

IMPORTANT MEANING IS THAT

THEY REMIND US OF THE LIGHT OF

THE WORLD, JESUS CHRIST, AND

THE REAL MEANING FOR THE

SEASON.

THINK OF THAT. ONE LITTLE

LIGHT ILLUMINATING IN A MANGER

THAT HAS COME TO NOW GLOW

ALL AROUND THE GLOBE EVEN

BRIGHTER THAN THE LIGHTS

WE'RE SEEING TONIGHT.

MUSIC

ISN'T IT FASCINATING TO

FIND OUT WHY WE DO SOME OF

THE THINGS THAT WE DO AT

CHRISTMAS NATURALLY.

YOU KNOW, YOU ALL GO OUT AND

PUT YOUR CHRISTMAS LIGHTS UP.

I DON'T KNOW DO YOU PUT

CHRISTMAS LIGHTS UP? BRIAN,

AM I CATCHING YOU A LITTLE

OFF GUARD HERE?

NO, NO. YOU KNOW WHAT? I

LOVE THE WHOLE TRADITION.

YOU GO AWAY.

YEAH, I DO GO AWAY AT

CHRISTMAS TIME BUT I LOVE THE

LIGHTS AND NOW THAT WE ALSO

UNDERSTAND THAT MARTIN LUTHER,

THAT ONE LIGHT AND JESUS THE

LIGHT OF THE WORLD.

IT GIVES IT SUCH

SIGNIFICANCE.

YEAH. YOU KNOW WHAT? IT

REALLY ALLOWS YOU TO LOOK AT

THAT AND I LOVE THE BLUE LIGHTS

TOO, YOU KNOW, WHEN YOU TALK

THAT LOVE.

NOW DO YOU KNOW THIS? I

DON'T KNOW. THERE'S A LITTLE

KNOWN TRADITION GOING ON IN

CANADA. IT'S IN NEWFOUNDLAND

AND LABRADOR AREAS.

THERE'S ALWAYS NEW STUFF

COMING OUT OF NEWFOUNDLAND.

I KNOW.

I LOVE IT.

AND I FEEL BLESSED THAT I

ACTUALLY KNOW ALL ABOUT THIS,

BRIAN, BUT IT'S MUMMERING AND

IT'S NOT MURMURING OKAY. IT'S

MUMMERING AND THEY HAVE A

TRADITION FROM GOING FROM HOME

TO HOME DRESSED UP AND IF THE

HOME THAT YOU GO TO CAN'T

REALLY GUESS WHO YOU ARE, I

SUPPOSE EVERYONE. IT'S SUCH A

SMALL PROVIDENCE. YOU KNOW

EVERYONE IN NEWFOUNDLAND AND IF

YOU--

THAT'S A LOT BIGGER THAN

YOU--

IT PROBABLY IS. SO IF THEY

DON'T KNOW WHO YOU ARE, YOU

GO TO YOUR FRIEND'S HOUSE THEN

THEY GET TO COME ALONG WITH

YOU AND GO TO OTHER HOUSES AND

YOU DO YOU RECITE CHRISTMAS

CAROLS AND LITTLE RECITATIONS

OF CHRISTMAS. IT'S DELIGHTFUL.

WOW, AND IT'S CALLED

MUMMERING.

MUMMERING AND I'M GOING TO

GO TO NEWFOUNDLAND ONE DAY AND

TRY TO CATCH SOME OF THAT.

A LITTLE BIT OF MUMMERING.

A LITTLE BIT OF MUMMERING.

IT SOUNDS FUN. I HOPE THAT

SOMEONE WOULD SEND US A

PICTURE. I DON'T EXACTLY

KNOW WHAT THEY DRESS UP IN.

YEAH. THAT'S ACTUALLY PRETTY

COOL THOUGH, YOU KNOW. I MEAN

IT GIVES YOU AN OPPORTUNITY TO

ALSO DO ONE OF MY FAVORITE

PASTIMES AND THAT IS NIBBLE

AT EACH HOME SO THAT--

YOU GET A LOT OF FOOD.

AND MUMMERING LIKE

MUMMERING. THAT'S WHAT I

THOUGHT YOU WERE TALKING ABOUT

CAUSE I MEAN THE THING THAT I

LOVE SO MUCH AT CHRISTMAS TIME

IS EVERYONE JUST SEEMS TO BE

A LOT MORE JUST HAPPY AND THEY

SEEM TO WANT TO SHARE AND SAY

HELLO AND YOU ALWAYS GET A

SMILE AND EVERYWHERE WE'RE

GOING AND I KNOW IT'S A HUSTLE

AND BUSTLE PACE AND YOU'RE

RIGHT I GET AN OPPORTUNITY

TO GET OUT OF TOWN. I LOVE

DOING THIS TIME OF YEAR BUT--

GOOD. IS THAT WHAT YOU LIKE

TO DO?

YES. BUT MUMMERING, I MIGHT

DO A LITTLE BIT OF MUMMERING.

YOU KNOW, I LIKE WHAT YOU

WERE SAYING ABOUT THE PEACE.

TYPICALLY EVERY CHRISTMAS

THERE'S THIS WONDERFUL MOMENT,

MAYBE CHRISTMAS EVE HEADING

INTO THE NEXT DAY WHEN JUST A

BEAUTIFUL SENSE OF CALM. IT'S

ALL DONE. ALL THE STORES ARE

CLOSED. THERE'S NO MORE

SHOPPING THAT YOU CAN DO AND

ALL YOU NEED TO DO IS FOCUS IN

ON THE REASON, YOU KNOW, THAT

WE'RE HERE AND THAT JESUS LOVES

US AND HE CAME TO BRING PEACE

TO THE WORLD AND A PEACE THAT

PASSES UNDERSTANDING AND IT'S

A BEAUTIFUL WONDERFUL MOMENT

TO JUST TAKE A BREATH, YOU

KNOW, AND FEEL THAT MOMENT

THAT HITS YOU. IT HITS ME

EVERY YEAR. IT'S BEAUTIFUL.

WELL, IT HITS ME AS WELL

AND IT'S USUALLY LIKE YOU SAID

WHEN ALL THE STORES ARE CLOSED

CAUSE THEY USUALLY SELL OUT

ALL OF THEIR AS FAR AS THEIR

MEATS AND EVERYTHING ELSE

AND TRYING TO CLOSE IT UP.

ALL THE TURKEYS ARE GONE.

ALL THE TURKEYS ARE GONE BUT

THEN YOU LOOK OUT AND YOU JUST

KIND OF FEEL THE WORLD IS RIGHT

AND EVERYTHING IS HAPPY ONE DAY

OF THE YEAR. ABSOLUTELY

WONDERFUL. WELL, UP NEXT LEE

WAS JUST AN AVERAGE GUY AND

SOMETHING HAPPENED THE DAY HE

WENT TO HIS DAUGHTER'S PLAY.

MUSIC

THIS STORY IS NOT ABOUT PAIN

AND SUFFERING. IT'S NOT A

TRAGEDY. INSTEAD IT'S ABOUT AN

AVERAGE MAN WHO PUT FOOTBALL

BEFORE JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING,

ESPECIALLY CHURCH.

I WOULD GET THERE AND I WOULD

JUST--I NEVER FELT COMFORTABLE.

I NEVER UNDERSTOOD IT.

LEE PILLON REFUSED TO GO TO

CHURCH. HIS WIFE, MEGAN, OFTEN

ASKED HIM TO GIVE IT A CHANCE

ESPECIALLY AFTER THEIR TWO

LITTLE GIRLS STARTED TO ASK WHY

DADDY WASN'T GOING TO CHURCH

WITH THEM.

SO, YOU KNOW, I'D SAY CAN YOU

JUST COME AND HE'D GO I JUST

DON'T GET ANYTHING OUT OF IT

AND WHY ARE YOU ASKING ME TO

DO THIS, YOU KNOW, AND I'D

RATHER WATCH FOOTBALL.

LEE WAS ALSO AN AVID

SOFTBALL PLAYER. THEN ONE DAY

A NEW PLAYER JOINED HIS TEAM.

WE HAD BEEN TOLD HEY I GOT A

GUY COMING AND HE'S A PASTOR

OVER HERE AT THE CHURCH AND I'M

LIKE REALLY?

THE TWO HIT IT OFF AND SOON

LEARNED THAT THEY BOTH LOVED

TO PLAY GOLF SO DALE INVITED

LEE TO PLAY IN GOLF TOURNAMENTS

WITH HIS FRIENDS, CHRISTIAN

MEN WHO ACCEPTED LEE WITHOUT

QUESTION. DALE NEVER PRESSURED

OR PREACHED TO LEE. HE JUST

FORGED A FRIENDSHIP.

HE WAS GOING TO BE A FRIEND

OF MINE FIRST AND FOREMOST AND

THAT IF I GOT HIM TO A PLACE

WHERE HE COULD MAKE A

DECISION THAT WAS WHETHER

THAT DECISION WAS YES OR NO AT

LEAST I BROUGHT HIM TO THAT

DECISION BECAUSE THAT'S NOT

MY JOB TO MAKE PEOPLE RESPOND

BECAUSE THE LOVE OF GOD HAS

GOT TO BE IN AND OF ITSELF

SOMETHING THAT PEOPLE WOULD

WANT TO RESPOND POSITIVELY TO.

HE JUST TOOK IT SLOW AND GOT

TO KNOW ME. I GOT TO KNOW HIM.

IT WASN'T THAT THE MEN NEVER

TALKED TO LEE ABOUT ACCEPTING

CHRIST AS HIS SAVIOR. IN FACT

THEY DID BUT IN LEE'S MIND

BECOMING A CHRISTIAN WAS A

COMPLICATED ISSUE.

I JUST REMEMBER TELLING HIM N

ONE OF OUR TRIPS TO GO PLAY

GOLF I SAID I JUST DON'T WANT

IT TO BE BECAUSE OF A TRAGEDY.

I DON'T WANT MY KIDS TO BE

SICK. I DON'T MY WIFE OR

MYSELF TO BE HAVING AN ISSUE

OR A PROBLEM THAT'S GOING TO

MAKE ME REALIZE THIS IS WHAT I

WANT OR THIS IS WHAT I NEED TO .

HE WAS NOT ANTI GOD. HE

WAS LOOKING FOR THAT

EXPERIENCE, THAT HUGE AHA

MOMENT WHERE HE ALL GETS IT

AND IT ALL COMES TOGETHER AND

OF COURSE WE KNEW LEE WELL

ENOUGH TO KNOW THAT THAT

PROBABLY WASN'T GOING TO BE

THE CASE FOR HIM.

BUT THEN ON THE SAME HAND

I SAYS WHAT IT'S GOING TO BE?

WHAT'S IT GOING TO TAKE AND I

STRUGGLED WITH THAT FOR QUITE

SOME TIME.

THE ANSWER TO HIS QUESTION

CAME IN DECEMBER OF 2005.

LEE'S FAMILY WAS ASKED TO READ

THE CHRISTMAS STORY FOR THE

CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE. LEE

STILL WASN'T ATTENDING CHURCH

BUT HIS TWO GIRLS WERE SO

EXCITED HE COULDN'T SAY NO.

AFTER THEY FINISHED AND TOOK

THEIR SEATS PASTOR OGUIST,

LEE'S NOW TIME FRIEND STARTED

HIS SERMON. IT WAS ABOUT

RECEIVING THE ULTIMATE GIFT.

AND THAT WAS THE GIFT OF

RECEIVING CHRIST.

I ASKED IF YOU WANT TO

RECEIVE JESUS, IF YOU WANT TO

BECOME A FOLLOWER OF JESUS

AND TAKE HIM AS YOUR OWN,

TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR HIM,

THAT YOU SIGN IN THAT SIGNATURE

BOX ON THE FRONT OF THE

PROGRAM.

AND IT JUST SEEMED SO SIMPLE

AND I THOUGHT THAT CAN'T BE

BUT YET I COULD JUST FEEL IT

AND THEN HE LOOKED AT ALL OF

US AND WE ALL HAD A PIECE OF

PAPER THAT THEY'D GIVEN US AND

HE SIGNS NOW IT'S ALL YOU HAVE

TO DO TO RECEIVE THAT GIFT IS

TO SIGN YOUR NAME AND I DIDN'T

EVEN THINK ABOUT IT. I JUST

SIGNED IT.

AND I REMEMBER LOOKING AT,

WATCHING HIM SIGN IT AND

NUDGING HIM AND GOING DO YOU

WHAT YOU JUST DID? YOU KNOW,

I HAD BEEN PRAYING FOR 15 YEARS

FOR THIS MAN THAT I LOVED

DEARLY AND HE JUST SIGNED THAT

PAPER.

IT WAS JUST AND IT PROBABLY

TOOK A DAY TO REALLY REALIZE

THAT YEAH IT WAS THAT SIMPLE.

NOW ON SUNDAY MORNING YOU'LL

FIND LEE AT CHURCH WITH HIS

FAMILY BECAUSE LEE WILL ALWAYS

REMEMBER THAT CHRISTMAS EVE

IN 2005 WHEN THE SIMPLE

MESSAGE OF CHRIST'S LOVE

GRIPPED HIS HEART.

WOW. I, YOU KNOW, THIS IS

AMAZING HOW SUBTLE IT WAS BUT

YET HOW POWERFUL IT WAS.

TOGETHER NOW WE CAN GROW

TOGETHER TOWARDS THE LORD AND

NOTHING'S HOLDING US BACK.

MUSIC

WHAT AN INCREDIBLE STORY

THAT LEE'S WIFE HAD BEEN

PRAYING FOR HIM FOR 15 YEARS.

I WONDER IF THERE'S SOME OF

YOU OUT THERE AND YOU'RE SAYING

I DON'T KNOW IF MY HUSBAND IS

EVER GOING TO COME TO KNOW

THE LORD. I'VE BEEN PRAYING

AND PRAYING AND NOTHING'S

WORKING. YOU KNOW, MAYBE YOU

LEAVE VERSES ALL OVER THE

PLACE. I KNEW ONE WOMAN AND

SHE, YOU KNOW, SHE'D LEAVE THE

BIBLE OPEN AND BOOKS ALL

AROUND THE HOUSE BUT YOU KNOW

WHAT ACTUALLY THE WORD OF GOD

GIVES YOU GREAT ADVICE. I

THINK THIS IS FOR BOTH MEN AND

WOMEN. WE ARE NOT TO BE THE

HOLY SPIRIT IN OUR SPOUSE'S

LIFE. WE ARE TO JUST LET GOD

WORK ON THEM. IN FACT IN

1 PETER 3 IF YOU ARE BELIEVING

FOR YOUR HUSBAND OR WIFE TO

COME TO KNOW THE LORD DO

YOU KNOW WHAT IT SAYS THAT

EVEN IF SOME DO NOT OBEY THE

WORD THEY WITHOUT A WORD FROM

US MAY BE WON BY THE CONDUCT

OF THEIR WIVES IT SAYS HERE.

SO BY YOUR CONDUCT, BY YOUR

LOVE, BY THE COMPASSION AND

BEAUTY OF THE SPIRIT OF GOD IN

YOU WITHOUT SAYING A WORD. OH,

HOW HARD IS THAT, HEY? THAT'S

TOUGH. THAT IS HARD NOT TO

SAY A WORD. JUST LET GOD BE,

YOU KNOW, WHAT GOD NEEDS TO

BE AND WHO GOD IS TO THAT

PERSON SO IF YOU'RE BELIEVING

DON'T GIVE US. GOD'S GOT IT.

AMEN. I THINK THAT IS AN

ANOINTING JUST TO KEEP YOUR

MOUTH SHUT. SOMETIMES YOU GOT

TO BITE YOUR TONGUE CAUSE GOD

DOESN'T NEED THE HUMAN SPIRIT

WHEN HE HAS THE HOLY SPIRIT.

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MUSIC

HEY, WELCOME TO THIS HOPE

TO GO. I LOVE EVERY TIME WE

GET AN OPPORTUNITY TO DIG INTO

SCRIPTURE. LUNCH BUCKET

CHRISTIANITY. EAT, SLEEP,

DRINK THE WORD OF GOD. IT IS

SO POWERFUL CAUSE ONE WORD

FROM GOD CAN CHANGE EVERYTHING

IN YOUR LIFE. YOU KNOW, I WANT

TO TALK TO YOU AS WE CLOSE OUT

2013 GOING INTO 2014. DON'T

LET THE GRINCH STEAL YOUR JOY.

DON'T LET HIM STEAL YOUR

CHRISTMAS. YOU KNOW,

SOMETIMES GOD'S PEOPLE NEED

A SECOND WIND. WHEN YOU LOOK

IN THE BIBLE, MOSES, THE

GREATEST LEADER HANDPICKED BY

GOD HAD GOD'S POWER ON HIS

LIFE BY IN NUMBERS 11:15 HE

SAID TO GOD IF YOU TREAT ME

LIKE THIS HE SAID JUST KILL

ME NOW I PRAY GOD. AND

JOSHUA, THE UNDERSTUDY COMING

RIGHT AFTER HIM HE TOOK THE

BATON, THE GREATEST GENERAL

HANDPICKED BY GOD TO LEAD

ISRAEL INTO THE PROMISED LAND

BUT IN JOSHUA 7:7 HE SAID OH

THAT WE HAD BEEN CONTENT TO

DWELL ON THE OTHER SIDE OF

THE JORDAN. IN OTHER WORDS

HE'S SAYING SO THIS IS WHAT

WE GET FOR SERVING GOD AND HE

SAID AFTER A GREAT DEFEAT HE

FELT LIKE QUITTING. HE GOT

OVER IT THOUGH, THANK GOD.

ELIJAH, THE GREATEST PROPHET

IN THE OLD TESTAMENT WILLING

TO CHALLENGE THE IDOLATRY OF

HIS DAY CALLED FIRE DOWN

FROM HEAVEN, WON A FACE-OFF

WITH THE PROPHET OF BAAL BUT IN

1 KINGS 19:4 AFTER IT WAS ALL

OVER HE PRAYED THAT HE MIGHT

DIE AND HE SAID IT'S ENOUGH

OH, GOD. OH, LORD, TAKE MY

LIFE AWAY. NOW THIS IS THE ONE

I WANT TO ZERO IN ON. PAUL,

ONE OF THE GIANTS OF THE NEW

TESTAMENT, THE GREATEST

MISSIONARY OF THE NEW TESTAMENT

EARLY CHURCH AND THIS IS A

VERSE IN ACTS 18. WE FIND

PAUL IN HIS SECOND MISSIONARY

JOURNEY. IN 1 CORINTHIANS 2:3

PAUL SAYS THAT AT THAT TIME HE

SAID I WAS WITH YOU IN WEAKNESS

AND IN FEAR AND IN MUCH

TREMBLING AND IT COULD BE

TRANSLATED I WAS FAR FROM

STRONG. I WAS NERVOUS. I WAS

SHAKY AND OH I WAS TREMBLING.

HE WAS FATIGUED. THERE WAS A

53-MILE WALK. HE WAS ALONE.

HE WAS FRUSTRATED BUT HE

DIDN'T QUIT. HE CONTINUED.

WHY? BECAUSE GOD TOLD HIM IN

VERSE 9 AND 10 IT'S TOO SOON TO

QUIT AND THAT'S WHAT I'M

TELLING YOU TODAY. NOW LET ME

GIVE YOU THREE PROMISES IF YOU

NEED A SECOND WIND THAT THE

GRINCH DOES NOT STEAL YOUR

CHRISTMAS. NUMBER ONE. WE

HAVE PROMISES. A: THE PROMISE

OF GOD'S PRESENCE. LOOK AT

THIS ONE VERSE. IT'S SO

POWERFUL. ACTS 18:10. FOR I

AM WITH YOU AND NO ONE WILL

ATTACK YOU TO HURT YOU FOR I

HAVE MANY PEOPLE IN THIS CITY.

IN TIMES OF LONELINESS

HEBREWS 13:5 SAYS JESUS

HIMSELF, I'LL NEVER LEAVE YOU

OR FORSAKE YOU ALL THE DAYS OF

YOUR LIFE. YOUR BEST FRIEND

MAY STAB YOU IN THE BACK BUT

JESUS IS A FRIEND THAT STICKS

CLOSER THAN A BROTHER IN

LONELINESS, IN THE VALLEY IT'S

TOO SOON TO QUIT. WE HAVE A

PROMISE OF HIS PRESENCE BUT

WE ALSO HAVE A PROMISE OF

GOD'S PROTECTION. THAT'S B.

LISTEN TO WHAT IT SAYS 18:10

ACTS. FOR I AM WITH YOU AND

NO ONE WILL ATTACK YOU TO HURT

YOU FOR I HAVE MANY PEOPLE

IN THE CITY. NOW GOD HAS A

PURPOSE FOR YOUR LIFE AND IF

YOU CHOOSE TO YOU CAN LIVE IT

OUT FEARLESSLY THOUGH THERE

WILL BE PERSECUTION. HE DIDN'T

SAY THEY WOULDN'T ATTACK YOU.

TRIALS AND HARDSHIP WILL COME

BUT UNTIL YOUR WORK IS DONE

GOD'S NOT FINISHED WITH YOU,

THE DEVIL CAN'T HARM YOU, MAN

CAN'T HURT YOU, DISEASE CAN'T

TOUCH YOU AND THERE ARE NO

ACCIDENTS WITH GOD. HE AND

HE ALONE WILL CALL YOU HOME

WHEN THE TIME IS RIGHT. I

GOT A JOKE WITH MY ASSISTANT

PASTORS AND I ALWAYS SAY GOD

PUT ME ON THIS EARTH TO

ACCOMPLISH CERTAIN THINGS,

A CERTAIN NUMBER OF THINGS

BUT RIGHT NOW I'M SO FAR

BEHIND I'LL NEVER DIE. IT'S

SO GOOD TO KNOW THAT NOTHING

CAN HAPPEN WITHOUT THE LORD'S

PERMISSION. TO LIVE FOR

CHRIST IS GAIN. TO DIE IS

GAIN. NOW GOD HAS HIS PLAN.

NOW THIS IS THE LAST THING THAT

I WANT YOU TO KNOW. IT'S TOO

SOON TO QUIT BUT GOD HAS A

POTENTIAL IN MIND. LISTEN TO

WHAT IT SAYS IN THE LAST PART,

ACTS 18:10. I AM WITH YOU

AND NO ONE WILL ATTACK YOU TO

HURT YOU FOR I HAVE MANY

PEOPLE IN THE CITY. HOW CAN

GOD SAY THAT? THERE WERE NO

MORE THAN A HALF A DOZEN

CHRISTIANS IN THE CITY BUT

GOD LOOKED AT THE DEPRAVED

WITH THEIR POTENTIAL AND GOD

WAS FOCUSING ON WHAT THEY

WERE GOING TO BE. SEE GOD SEES

YOUR POTENTIAL AND THEREFORE

HE CAN TURN IT AROUND. GOD

IS GOING TO DO A MIRACLE BUT

TODAY FOCUS ON THE POTENTIAL

THAT YOU HAVE. FOCUS ON HIS

PRESENCE AND RECOGNIZE YOU

GOT A PROMISE AND THAT IS

YOUR HOPE TO GO.

MUSIC

I LOVE THAT. YOU KNOW,

SEVERAL TIMES BRIAN WAS SAYING

DON'T GIVE UP. SOMETIMES

WE'RE IN THE MIDDLE OF OUR

JOURNEY AND IT FEELS BAD.

DON'T GIVE UP. FOCUS ON THE

POTENTIAL THAT GOD HAS. FOCUS

ON THE VISION, THE HOPE OF WHAT

IS TO COME. YOU KNOW, DAVID

WAS A MAN IN THE WORD OF

GOD AND HE WENT THROUGH SO

MANY TRIALS. I MEAN PEOPLE

WERE TRYING TO KILL HIM. IT

WAS SERIOUS. PSALMS 30

VERSE 11 AND 12 SAYS YOU HAVE

TURNED FROM ME MY MOURNING

INTO DANCING. YOU HAVE PUT OFF

MY SACKCLOTH AND CLOTHED ME

WITH GLADNESS TO THE END. NOT

IN THE MIDDLE, TO THE END THAT

MY GLORY MAY SING PRAISE TO YOU

AND NOT BE SILENT. YOU KNOW

WHAT? GOD'S GOT A GOOD ENDING.

IF IT FEELS BAD TODAY IT'S

BECAUSE IT'S THE MIDDLE.

DON'T GIVE UP. COMING UP

NEXT HIDDEN SECRETS FOUND IN

THE BIBLE. THIS IS JOE AMARAL.

TODAY I WANT TO TALK ABOUT

SOMETHING THAT I CALL THE

LETTER OF BLOOD AND IT HAS TO

DO WITH THE WAY IN WHICH GOD

INSTRUCTED MOSES TO TAKE THE

BLOOD OF THE LAMB, THE PASSOVER

LAMB THAT WAS SACRIFICED FOR

THE PEOPLE AND HE TOLD THEM

TO APPLY IT TO THE DOOR POSTS

OF THE HOME IN A VERY, VERY

UNIQUE WAY. SOMETIMES AGAIN

WE READ THE STORY AND WE DON'T

PAY ATTENTION TO THE DETAILS.

GOD DIDN'T SAY, YOU KNOW WHAT,

TAKE THE BLOOD AND JUST KIND OF

FLOOD THE DOOR, COVER THE DOOR

COMPLETELY SO IT'S TOTALLY

SEALED. NO. HE DIDN'T SAY

THAT. LOOK WHAT IT SAYS HERE

IN EXODUS CHAPTER 12 VERSE 7.

HE SAYS THEY ARE TO TAKE SOME

OF THE BLOOD AND PUT IT ON THE

SIDES AND THE TOPS OF THE DOOR

FRAMES OF THE HOUSES WHERE

THEY EAT THE LAMBS. NOW A

LOT OF TIMES WE DON'T PAY

ATTENTION TO THE METHOD IN

WHICH GOD TOLD THEM TO APPLY

THE BLOOD AND I WANT YOU TO

AT HOME EVEN RIGHT WHERE YOU

ARE I WANT YOU TO DO IT WITH

ME. TAKE YOUR HAND AND GO

LIKE THIS. TAKE THE BLOOD.

PUT IT OVER THE SIDE, THE TOP,

AND THE SIDE. OKAY. DO IT

ONE MORE TIME. YOU DO IT THE

SIDE, THE TOP, AND THE SIDE.

WITHOUT EVEN KNOWING WHAT

YOU'VE DONE IS YOU'VE

ACTUALLY CREATED A LETTER IN

HEBREW CALLED (INAUDIBLE) AND

IT'S THE LETTER OF LIFE. IT'S

THE EIGHTH LETTER IN THE

HEBREW ALPHABET AND IT'S

THE LETTER THAT REPRESENTS

LIFE. NOW LOOK AT HERE IN

EXODUS 12:13. IT SAYS THE

BLOOD WILL BE WHAT? A SIGN

FOR YOU ON THE HOUSES

WHERE YOU ARE AND WHEN I SEE

THE BLOOD I WILL PASS OVER YOU

AND NO DESTRUCTIVE PLAGUE WILL

TOUCH YOU WHEN I STRIKE EGYPT.

NOW A LOT OF TIMES WE LOOK AT

THIS AND WE DON'T SEE THE

SIGNIFICANCE OF WHAT GOD WAS

SAYING. HE SAID TAKE THE BLOOD

OF THE LAMB AND PUT IT WITH A

SYMBOL OF LIFE ON THE DOOR

SO THAT WHEN THE ANGEL OF

DEATH COMES HE'LL SEE THE

LIFE IN THE BLOOD AND HE'LL

HAVE TO PASS OVER THE HOME.

IT'S A BEAUTIFUL TEACHING AND

IT'S THERE. GOD SAID RIGHT IN

THE SCRIPTURE IT WILL BE A

SIGN FOR YOU. WAS HE SPEAKING

POETICALLY? NO. HE REALLY

MEANT IT WAS A SIGN. RECENTLY

I WAS IN HONG KONG AND I WAS

TEACHING THIS AND I ALSO WENT

TO CHINA AND I WAS TALKING

ABOUT THE LETTER OF BLOOD AND

WHERE I WAS TEACHING THE

PASTORS THAT WERE IN THE CROWD

THEY BEGAN TO GET VERY, VERY

EXCITED. I SAID WHAT DID I

SAY THAT GOT EVERYBODY SO

EXCITED ABOUT THE LETTER OF

BLOOD? THEY SAID PASTOR JOE,

WHAT YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT WE

DO THAT EVERY YEAR HERE IN

HONG KONG. WE DO THIS EVERY

YEAR IN CHINA. I SAID WHAT

ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT? THEY

SAID ON THE CHINESE NEW YEAR

WE TAKE RED AND WE PUT IT OVER

THE SIDE, THE TOP, AND THE

SIDES OF OUR HOMES. WE WERE

TAUGHT THAT THAT SYMBOL KEEPS

EVIL SPIRITS FROM COMING INTO

OUR HOMES AND WE NEVER

PARTICIPATED BECAUSE WE THOUGHT

IT WAS CHINESE TRADITION AND

MYSTICISM BUT NOW WE KNOW

IT'S THE BLOOD OF THE LAMB.

ISN'T THAT AWESOME THAT EVEN

EMBEDDED IN OTHER CULTURES

THE SYMBOL OF LIFE WRITTEN IN

THE BLOOD OF THE LAMB CAN

PROTECT US FROM THE EVIL ONE.

SO LET ME PREACH HERE FOR A

SECOND. LET ME ASK YOU.

HAVE YOU TAKEN THE BLOOD?

HAVE YOU TAKEN WHAT THE LAMB

HAS DONE FOR YOU? HAVE YOU

APPLIED IT TO THE DOOR POST

OF YOUR HEARTS SO THAT WHEN THE

ANGEL OF DEATH AND THE

DESTROYER AND DISEASE COMES

HE LOOKS IN YOU. HE SEES THE

POWER OF THE LIFE AND THE BLOOD

OF THE LAMB AND HE HAS TO PASS

OVER YOUR HEARTS.

THAT IS SO COOL. THE BLOOD

WILL NEVER LOSE ITS POWER.

THANK YOU, JOE. YOU KNOW,

I LOVE THAT, LAURA-LYNN BECAUSE

IT JUST HELPS ME GO DEEPER

IN MY STUDIES AS WELL.

BUT IT ALSO ALLOWS US TO PRAY

WITH INSIGHT ON SITE FOR YOUR

PRAYER REQUESTS AS WELL. I

WANT TO THANK YOU FOR ALL

THE REQUESTS AND ALSO JUST THE

ENCOURAGING LETTERS THAT YOU'VE

BEEN SENDING. CHARLES AND HE'S

IN A PENITENTIARY. HE SAID

I'VE BEEN WATCHING YOUR

PROGRAM NOW FOR THE LAST SIX

MONTHS AND IT IS TRULY A

BLESSING, ESPECIALLY TODAY'S

PROGRAM HE SAID OF SECOND

CHANCES AND HE SAID ALL THOSE

TESTIMONIES, TURNING AWAY

FROM DRUGS AND CRIME AND

THE LIFE THAT JESUS GIVES IS AN

ENCOURAGEMENT TO ME. WELL,

CHARLES, WE PRAY FOR YOU,

BUDDY, AND WE'RE CONTINUING TO

TOUCH AND AGREE THAT GOD WOULD

DO THE GREAT WORK THAT HE HAS

STARTED. THIS IS A GREAT ONE.

I LOVE THIS ONE. IT'S PEARL.

SHE SAID I WATCH YOUR PROGRAM

EACH MORNING. I'M 92 YEARS

OLD. I'M ENJOYING MY

SALVATION AND I PRAISE GOD.

WELL, PEARL, YOU JUST KEEP

ON KEEPING ON BECAUSE WE TOUCH

AND AGREE WITH WHAT GOD IS

DOING AND YOU ARE AN

ENCOURAGEMENT TO US. ONE MORE

HERE, LAURA-LYNN, AND I LOVE

THIS AND IT'S SOPHIE. SHE SAID

I JUST WANT TO THANK YOU FOR

THE MOVIE, OUR FATHER. SHE

SAID I LOVE IT SO MUCH AND SHE

SAID I'VE GOT A FEW OTHER

MOVIES TOO BUT I LOVE THIS

MOVIE SO MUCH. WE'VE GOT

A FEW PRAYER REQUESTS AS WELL.

YES, WE DO. YEAH, GLORIA

FROM VICTORIA. SHE SAYS THAT

SHE WANTS US TO PRAY FOR

HER SON, JOHN, WHO WAS

DIVORCED LAST YEAR AND HE'S

DEALING WITH A LOT OF ANGER

GOING THROUGH THAT AND

ANOTHER FAMILY ISSUE.

JULIE FROM NOW I'VE NEVER

HEARD OF THIS PLACE BUT

QUISPAMSIS.

YES.

IS THAT IT?

QUISPAMSIS, YES.

YES, WOW, FROM NEW

BRUNSWICK. I'M SORRY. I

NEED TO BRUSH UP ON MY

TOWNS IN CANADA. PRAY FOR

HER FAMILY UNITY, HEALING, AND

PEACE. LET'S PRAY TOGETHER.

FATHER, I JUST THANK YOU,

JESUS, THAT YOU ARE THE GOD

WHO LOVES FAMILIES, THAT

FATHER YOU CREATED THAT. LORD,

THERE'S A LOT OF PAIN. THERE'S

A LOT OF WOUNDEDNESS BUT YOU

HAVE SOLUTIONS AND ANSWERS.

I PRAY BY THE POWER IN THE

NAME OF JESUS THAT YOU WILL

STEP INTO THESE SITUATIONS,

THAT YOU WILL BRING HEALING

AND WHOLENESS, PEACE, AND

LOVE. I PRAY THAT YOU WOULD

COVER OVER ALL OF THE

DIFFICULT THINGS THAT THEY'RE

GOING THROUGH AND THAT YOU

WOULD RESTORE. BRING BACK

YOUR JOY. IN JESUS' NAME.

AMEN.

AMEN.

AMEN.

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WITH YOU TODAY AND WE LOOK

FORWARD TO BEING WITH YOU ALL

AGAIN. UNTIL NEXT TIME I'M

LAURA-LYNN TYLER THOMPSON.

AND I'M BRIAN WARREN. HAVE

A GREAT DAY, CANADA.

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