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700 Club Canada: February 18, 2013

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HELLO I'M BRIAN WARREN.

AND I'M LAURA-LYNN TYLER

THOMPSON, WELCOME TO THE

SHOW.

LAURA-LYNN, I LOVE

CANADA. YOU KNOW ONE OF

THE THINGS I LOVE ABOUT THIS

NATION?

YES?

THERE'S ALWAYS A

HOLIDAY AND THERE'S A

CELEBRATION EVERY MONTH.

THANK YOU CANADA.

THIS IS SO COOL.

THANK YOU PRIME MINISTER

HARPER.

TODAY BEING FAMILY DAY,

HAPPY FAMILY DAY, THANK

YOU FOR BEING A PART OF OUR

FAMILY WITH THE 700 CLUB.

AND I REALLY BELIEVE THAT,

YOU KNOW, THIS FAMILY DAY--

YES.

THERE IS A SPECIAL GRACE

UPON US. TELL ME, WHAT IS

YOUR SORT OF YOUR THING

THAT YOU--YOU BELIEVE IS SO

SPECIAL ABOUT FAMILY DAY?

ABOUT FAMILY?

UM-HUM.

AND FAMILY DAY?

YEAH.

WELL, WE'RE GOING TO

MAKE FAMILY DAY REAL

IMPORTANT TODAY, BUT, UM, I

JUST LIKE THAT YOU TAKE TIME

AND YOU PUT AWAY ALL YOUR

ELECTRONICS, THAT MEANS

YOUR CELL PHONES. SO LIKE

WE TELL THE KIDS NO TEXTING

WHEN WE'RE TOGETHER. NO

TEXTING IT THE TABLE. LIKE

WE HAVE TO HAVE ALL NEW

ELECTRONIC RULES IN THIS

DAY AND AGE IN FAMILY TIME

BECAUSE IT TAKES OVER, YOU

KNOW? BUT JUST PUTTING

EVERYTHING ASIDE AND

SPENDING QUALITY TIME

TOGETHER AND HUGGING AND

LOVING EACH OTHER.

YEAH.

UM-HUM.

WE LIKE TO PLAY GAMES ON

FAMILY DAY.

DO YOU?

OR AT LEAST WATCH MOVIES

OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT.

YEAH. THAT'S NICE.

YEAH, IT'S KIND OF A COOL

THING. TODAY YOU'LL SEE A

FEW STORIES OF FAMILIES

GOING THROUGH SITUATIONS

THAT ONLY GOD CAN GET THEM

OUT OF.

JENNIFER MAGGIO KNEW

HER LIFE COULD NOT GET ANY

WORSE FINANCIALLY. THAT'S

WHEN SHE MADE A TOUGH

DECISION THAT CHANGED HER

LIFE FOREVER. LISTEN TO HER

ADVICE ON WHAT NOT TO DO

WITH YOUR FINANCES. IT

COULD CHANGE YOUR LIFE

TOO.

ALSO, PAUL AND JUDY

RUSSO TALK ABOUT THE

STRANGE ROLE THE CHURCH

PLAYED IN THEIR BREAK UP

BUT HOW GOD EVENTUALLY

HELPED THEM PUT THEIR

MARRIAGE BACK TOGETHER.

ALSO TODAY ANOTHER

FASCINATING LOOK AT HIDDEN

TRUTHS IN THE BIBLE AS JOE

AMARAL EXPLAINS THE

SIGNIFICANCE OF WHERE JESUS

SAT IN THE TEMPLE.

BUT FIRST, FROM WELFARE

TO A FORTUNE 500 CAREER,

THIS IS JENNIFER MAGGIO'S

STORY.

JENNIFER MAGGIO WAS

VALEDICTORIAN OF HER HIGH

SCHOOL CLASS. BUT WHEN SHE

GOT PREGNANT, SHE HAD TO

GIVE UP HER COLLEGE

SCHOLARSHIP TO RAISE HER

BABY. EVENTUALLY, SHE

ENDED UP A SINGLE MOTHER OF

TWO LIVING ON WELFARE IN

THE PROJECTS. HER SITUATION

SEEMED HOPELESS.

I FELT LIKE I WAS

SURROUNDED BY POVERTY.

THAT'S ALL I SAW. I WAS AT

THE PLACE WHERE I THOUGHT

IT CANNOT GET MUCH WORSE

THAN IT IS IN THIS VERY

MOMENT. I WAS GOING TO

SCHOOL AT NIGHT WORKING

FULL-TIME DURING THE DAY

AND JUST WAS OVERWHELMED.

THERE WAS NO ONE ELSE THAT

I COULD LEAN ON

FINANCIALLY. LITERALLY HAD

NOTHING AND WAS SCRAPING

PENNIES TO GET BY.

THEN ONE SUNDAY JENNIFER

HEARD A MESSAGE IN CHURCH.

PASTOR PREACHED A

SERMON ON TITHING. AND I

KIND OF ROLLED MY EYES AS

THE PASTOR BEGAN TO PREACH

THIS. BECAUSE I THOUGHT

LORD, I HAVE NO MONEY. I AM

BARELY ABLE TO MAKE ENDS

MEET. I AM LIVING IN

GOVERNMENT HOUSING RIGHT

NOW AND I'M USING

GOVERNMENT ASSISTANCE TO

FEED MY KIDS AND YOU'RE

TALKING ABOUT TITHING. BUT

THE THOUGHT WOULD NOT

LEAVE MY MIND. THAT

SERMON WOULD NOT LEAVE

MY THOUGHTS.

JENNIFER DECIDED TO GO

AHEAD AND GIVE 10% OF HER

INCOME. EVEN THOUGH SHE

ONLY EARNED ABOUT $400 A

MONTH.

I JUST WROTE IT. AND

WITHIN SIX MONTHS, GOD

BEGAN TO MOVE IN MY LIFE

FINANCIALLY. HE BEGAN TO

DO THINGS THAT ONLY GOD

COULD DO.

JENNIFER GOT A NEW JOB AS

AN OFFICE MANAGER, AND HER

INCOME DOUBLED. THAT JOB

LED TO ANOTHER POSITION AT

AN HSBC BANK, A FORTUNE 500

COMPANY AS A FINANCIAL

COUNSELOR. JENNIFER

WORKED HER WAY UP TO

ASSISTANT VICE PRESIDENT.

I BEGAN TO THRIVE

FINANCIALLY AND IT'S JUST

AMAZING TO SEE HOW GOD

ORCHESTRATES THINGS FAR

BETTER THAN WE COULD HAVE

EVER PLANNED AND HE

ORCHESTRATES THINGS IN A

WAY THAT WE COULD NEVER

EVEN THINK OR IMAGINE.

IN 2009, JENNIFER ALSO

DECIDED TO BECOME A 700

CLUB PARTNER. SHE BELIEVES

GIVING IS THE KEY TO HER

SUCCESS.

OVER AND OVER GOD'S

HAND AT WORK IN MY LIFE AND

I BELIEVE THAT THAT IS OUT OF

THE TITHING, THE GENEROUS

GIVING, AND BEING A BLESSING

IN MINISTRY SUCH AS THE 700

CLUB.

TODAY, JENNIFER IS HAPPILY

MARRIED WITH THREE

CHILDREN. SHE AND HER

FAMILY ARE THRIVING EVEN

THOUGH JENNIFER LEFT HER

CORPORATE JOB TO DEVOTE

HER TIME TO HELPING SINGLE

MOTHERS.

MY CONVERSATION SO

MANY TIMES IS ABOUT GIVING

AND THE CONVERSATION

INEVITABLY LEADS TO, BUT,

JENNIFER, I ONLY HAVE ONE

INCOME AND I HAVE TWO OR

THREE CHILDREN THAT I'M

RAISING AND I HAVE ALL OF

THESE OBLIGATIONS THAT I

HAVE TO MEET FINANCIALLY. I

DON'T HAVE THE MONEY TO

TITHE. I CAN'T TITHE. AND I

WILL SAY TO THEM YOU

CANNOT AFFORD NOT TO TITHE.

[MUSIC]

YOU KNOW, YOU MIGHT

WONDER WHERE DOES IT TALK

ABOUT TITHING IN THE WORD?

AND IF YOU GO TO MALACHI 3,

YOU'LL SEE IN VERSE 10 WHERE

GOD COMMANDS US TO BRING

THE WHOLE TITHE INTO THE

STOREHOUSE THAT THERE MAY

BE FOOD IN MY HOUSE. TEST

ME IN THIS. DO YOU KNOW

THAT THIS IS THE ONLY PLACE I

BELIEVE IN THE WORD WHERE

GOD SAYS PROVE ME, TEST ME,

SEE IF I WILL NOT OPEN THE

WINDOWS OF HEAVEN AND

POUR OUT SO MUCH BLESSING

THAT THERE WILL NOT BE

ROOM ENOUGH TO STORE IT. I

WILL PREVENT PESTS FROM

DEVOURING YOUR CROPS AND

THAT MEANS LIKE PESTS IN

YOUR HOUSE. HE'S GOING TO

KEEP THEM OUT OF YOUR

HOUSE. AND THE VINES IN

YOUR FIELDS WILL NOT DROP

THEIR FRUIT BEFORE IT IS RIPE

SAYS THE LORD ALMIGHTY. DO

YOU KNOW WHAT THAT'S

TALKING ABOUT? THAT'S

TALKING ABOUT THE FAVOR OF

THE LORD BEING OVER YOUR

HOME AND YOUR CAREER AND

YOUR BUSINESS AND YOUR LIFE

AND YOUR CHILDREN BECAUSE

YOU HAVE ENTRUSTED HIM

WITH YOUR FINANCES. AND,

YOU KNOW, FINANCES ARE A

FUNNY THING. THEY ARE A

GREAT GAUGE OF WHERE YOUR

HEART IS. BECAUSE IF YOUR

HEART IS NOT REALLY

TRUSTING GOD, YOU'RE NOT

GOING TO GIVE HIM YOUR

MONEY. THINK ABOUT IT. IF

YOU DON'T TRUST HIM, YOU'RE

NOT GOING TO HAND OVER

WHAT PRECIOUS MONEY YOU

ARE MAKING AND THE LORD

ASKS FOR A TENTH OF IT.

REALLY IT'S $10. AND IN MY

LIFE, I HAVE SEEN GOD DO

EXACTLY WHAT HE SAID. HE

SAID TEST ME, I TESTED HIM, HE

HAS PROVEN HIMSELF TO BE

FAITHFUL OVER AND OVER

AGAIN. HE'S A TRUSTWORTHY

GOD. YOU CAN TRUST HIM

WITH THE GOODS IN YOUR

HAND AND--AND YOUR

FINANCES AND YOUR MONEY.

AMEN. AND I'D LOVE TO GET

SOMETHING INTO YOUR HAND.

HAVE YOU BEEN STRUGGLING

IN THIS AREA AND YOU SAY,

YOU KNOW WHAT? I NEED

SOME HELP. I NEED SOME

SUPPORT. UM, THERE'S NO

HARM IN REACHING OUT AND

I'D LOVE TO GET THIS INTO

YOUR HANDS 1-855-759-0700.

AND FOR THIS, HELPING IN

YOUR PERSONAL FINANCES.

YOU KNOW, UH, WHAT LAURA-

LYNN WAS SAYING IS

ABSOLUTELY TRUE. UM, IN

ORDER TO DO ANYTHING, YOU

HAVE TO HAVE THE RESOURCES

TO ACCOMPLISH THAT. AND

THEN GOD FROM BEGINNING TO

END ACTUALLY FROM GENESIS

TO REVELATIONS TALKS ABOUT

GIVING. IN THE OLD

TESTAMENT HE SAID 10%.

JESUS SAID GIVE IT ALL. SO IT'S

INTERESTING. IF WE WANT TO

GO BY THE LAW, WE SEE IT ONE

WAY, AND THERE ARE THREE

TIMES, SEED, TIME, AND

HARVEST. FAITH, WORD, FAITH

AND SUBSTANCE. YOU PUT

THEM TOGETHER, GOD WILL DO

THE REST. WATCH HOW HE

WILL BLESS YOU JUST LIKE HE

DID IN THE STORY. WHAT AN

AMAZING STORY.

[MUSIC]

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.

[MUSIC]

IS THERE SOMEONE IN YOUR

LIFE THAT SEEMS ABSOLUTELY

BLINDED TO THE TRUTH OF

WHO JESUS IS? SECOND

CORINTHIANS 4:4 SAYS FOR THE

GOD OF THIS WORLD HAS

BLINDED THE UNBELIEVER'S

MINDS THAT THEY SHOULD NOT

DISCERN THE TRUTH

PREVENTING THEM FROM

SEEING THE ILLUMINATING

LIGHT OF THE GOSPEL OF THE

GLORY OF CHRIST THE MESSIAH

WHO IS THE IMAGE AND

LIKENESS OF GOD. WE KNOW

THAT WE ARE NOT WRESTLING

AGAINST FLESH AND BLOOD,

BUT RATHER PRINCIPALITIES OF

DARKNESS AND SPIRITUAL

WICKEDNESS IN HIGH PLACES.

FOR THOSE OF YOU OUT THERE

TODAY WHO ARE DEALING

WITH A LOVED ONE CAUGHT IN

A DECEPTION AND BLINDED BY

THE GOD OF THIS WORLD, WE

STAND WITH YOU TO BRING

DOWN THAT STRONGHOLD OF

DISBELIEF AND FAITHLESSNESS.

SOME OF YOU OUT THERE HAVE

CHILDREN WHO HAVE WALKED

AWAY FROM GOD OR A SPOUSE

WHO'S BEEN FED A LIE FROM

THE ENEMY AND IS

THREATENING TO LEAVE YOUR

FAMILY. THIS IS A SPIRITUAL

BATTLE AND CANNOT BE

FOUGHT ON EARTHLY TERMS.

SECOND CORINTHIANS 10:3 TO 5

SAYS FOR THOUGH WE WALK,

LIVE IN THE FLESH, WE ARE NOT

CARRYING ON OUR WARFARE

ACCORDING TO THE FLESH AND

USING MERE HUMAN WEAPONS

FOR THE WEAPONS OF OUR

WARFARE ARE NOT PHYSICAL

WEAPONS OF FLESH AND

BLOOD BUT THEY ARE MIGHTY

BEFORE GOD FOR THE

OVERTHROWING AND

DESTRUCTION OF

STRONGHOLDS. IT GOES ON TO

SAY THAT IN AS MUCH AS WE

REFUTE ARGUMENTS, THAT

MEANS WE TALK BACK TO

THEM AND THE THEORIES AND

THE REASONINGS AND EVERY

PROUD AND LOFTY THING THAT

SETS ITSELF UP AGAINST THE

TRUE KNOWLEDGE OF GOD, WE

LEAD EVERY THOUGHT AND

PURPOSE AWAY CAPTIVE UNTO

THE OBEDIENCE OF CHRIST THE

MESSIAH. YOU KNOW, WHEN

THOUGHTS COME AGAINST

YOU, IT DOESN'T MEAN YOU

HAVE TO BELIEVE THEM,

THAT'S WHEN YOU STAND

STRONG AND YOU TELL THEM

TO LEAVE YOUR MIND. TODAY

YOU CAN BET THAT THE ENEMY

LOVES TO DEVISE SCHEMES TO

DESTROY US. BUT YOU CAN

TALK BACK TO HIM WITH THE

POWERFUL WORD OF GOD. YOU

CAN REFUTE THOSE LIES AND

THE FEAR THAT HE TRIES TO

INTIMIDATE YOU WITH. IF YOU

HAVE THOUGHTS THAT MAKE

NO SENSE, THEY SEEM TO BE

TELLING YOU TO DO THINGS

THAT WOULD BE DESTRUCTIVE

TO YOUR LIFE, MAYBE EVEN TO

TAKE YOUR LIFE, YOUR HOME

AND YOUR DESTINY. DON'T

JUST GO ALONG WITH THEM.

IDENTIFY, CAPTURE, AND THEN

REBUT THEM WITH THE

POWERFUL WORD OF GOD. NOT

LETTING ANYTHING THAT

DARES TO SPEAK AGAINST THE

KNOWLEDGE OF GOD HAVE

ANY PLACE IN YOUR MIND.

DECEPTION TAKES HOLD OF US

WHEN WE ARE NOT ACTIVELY

AWARE OF THE ENEMY'S

SCHEMES. THE DEVIL CAN SEE

WHEN WE ARE PASSIVE AND HE

LOOKS FOR THAT OPENING TO

TAKE A HIT OUT AGAINST US.

WE CAN FIND OURSELVES

COMPLETELY UNPREPARED FOR

A SUDDEN ATTACK IN AN AREA

OF OUR LIFE, BUT GOD IS

GREATER, HE IS GREATER THAN

ANY ATTACK. HE IS GREATER

THAN THE DEVIL WHO HATES

YOU AND WHEN YOU START

WALKING ACCORDING TO THE

WAYS AND THE PURPOSES OF

GOD, THE ENEMY WILL BE

DEFEATED AND HE WILL RUN

THE OTHER WAY. RESIST THE

DEVIL AND HE WILL FLEE FROM

YOU. DON'T LET THE ENEMY

STEAL YOUR FAMILY OR ROCK

YOUR WORLD WITH HIS

PATHETIC LIES. WILL YOUR

LIFE IS HID WITH CHRIST IN

GOD. STAND FIRM AND DON'T

BACK DOWN.

AMEN. SOUND TRUTH AND

GOOD ADVICE AS WELL. YOU

KNOW, IF YOU'RE HAVING SOME

PROBLEMS AND YOU NEED

SOME HELP AND YOU NEED

SOME AGREEMENT. THE

NUMBER ON SCREEN

1-855-759-0700. WE GOT SOME

VERY PRECIOUS INTERCESSORS.

PEOPLE THAT PRAY AND THEY

SPEND TIME CRYING OUT TO

GOD AND THEY CAN PRAY WITH

YOU. IT DOESN'T MATTER

WHAT IT IS. YOU DON'T EVEN

HAVE TO GIVE YOUR NAME.

BUT I KNOW EVEN MYSELF, I

THANK GOD FOR SO MANY

PEOPLE THAT PRAY FOR ME ON

A DAILY BASIS AND I THANK

YOU FOR ALL YOUR PRAYERS

AS WELL. I BELIEVE GOD HAS

SOMETHING SPECIAL FOR YOU.

AND REMEMBER LUKE 10:19

YOU'VE GOT AUTHORITY OVER

ALL THE POWER OF THE ENEMY.

SO WHENEVER YOU SEE A

CYCLE, BREAK IT AND DECLARE

IN JESUS' NAME I CHANGE IT.

AMEN. WELL, COMING UP NEXT

MORE HIDDEN SECRETS FROM

THE BIBLE AND HERE'S JOE

AMARAL.

THIS IS ONE OF THOSE

PASSAGES THAT'S FOUND IN

LUKE CHAPTER 4 VERSES 16

THROUGH 20. THERE'S A STORY

THERE THAT AS, AGAIN, AS

CANADIANS, AS NORTH

AMERICANS, WHEN WE READ IT,

I DON'T THINK WE'RE GOING TO

GET THE FULL IMPACT OR THE

INTENT OF THE STORY

WITHOUT KNOWING THE

BACKGROUND. IT SAYS IN--IN

LUKE, THAT JESUS WENT BACK

TO NAZARETH AND IT WAS THE

SABBATH AND IT WAS HIS

CUSTOM AND SO HE WENT

THERE. AND WE FORGET JESUS

ACTUALLY LEFT NAZARETH. IF

YOU REMEMBER, WHEN HE GOT

THERE, HE LEFT BECAUSE HE

SAID NOBODY BELIEVED IN HIM

AND HE COULD ONLY BUT A

FEW MIRACLES. SO HE LEFT

AND HE--HE WENT BACK TO

CAPERNAUM. SO WHY IN THE

WORLD WOULD JESUS GO BACK

TO NAZARETH? IT'S--IT'S A

VALID QUESTION. AND THEN

WHEN HE GETS THERE, HE

STANDS UP RIGHT IN THE

MIDDLE OF THE SERVICE, HE

WALKS UP TO THE FRONT. AND

THEY JUST--THEY HAND HIM

THE SCROLL OF ISAIAH AND HE

READS IT. NOBODY'S UPSET

THAT HE'S INTERRUPTING THE

SERVICE. AND A LOT OF TIMES

WHEN--WHEN WE READ THE

SCRIPTURE, WE DON'T TAKE

INTO CONSIDERATION THE

CULTURE OF THE TIME. AND

THEN HE READS THE SCROLL

THAT WAS HANDED TO HIM, HE

ROLLS IT UP, HE PASSES IT

BACK TO THE TENANT AND

THEN HE SITS AND EVERYBODY

IN THE SYNAGOGUE IS LOOKING

AT HIM. AND EVERYBODY SAYS

IT'S BECAUSE THAT HE SAID

TODAY IN YOUR HEAR--YOUR

HEARING, THIS HAS BEEN

FULFILLED. BUT IF YOU GO

BACK AND LOOK IT THE TEXT

YOU'LL NOTICE THAT HE

HASN'T SAID ANYTHING YET.

ALL HE'S DONE IS HE'S STOOD

UP, HE'S READ THE SCROLL

THAT WAS HANDED TO HIM,

AND THEN HE SAT DOWN.

THAT'S IT. SO HOW DID HE SIT?

WHERE DID HE SIT? WHY IS

THAT SO IMPORTANT? FOR US

TO REALLY GET THE POWER

BEHIND WHAT WAS GOING ON,

WE'VE GOT TO GO BACK AND

UNDERSTAND THE STRUCTURE

OF WHAT A SYNAGOGUE

SERVICE WAS LIKE DURING THE

TIME OF THE FIRST CENTURY.

DURING, UH, THE BABYLONIAN

EXILE, THEY DESTROYED THE

CITY, THEY DESTROYED THE

TEMPLE. ALL THE JEWS WERE

TAKEN AS SLAVES AND

BROUGHT INTO BABYLON. AND

TO FURTHER SHAME THE JEWS,

WHAT THEY DID WAS THEY

BURNED UP AND DESTROYED

ALL OF THE SCROLLS. AND SO

THE RABBIS WERE AFRAID

THAT THE PEOPLE WERE--WERE

GOING TO LOSE THE WRITTEN

WORD OF GOD. AND SO TO

PRESERVE THE WORD, THE

RABBIS BEGAN TO TAKE

PORTIONS OF THE BIBLE AND

ALLOCATE THEM TO CERTAIN

FAMILY MEMBERS. AND THEN

THAT FAMILY WOULD BE

RESPONSIBLE FOR THAT

PORTION OF SCRIPTURE. SO

THINK ABOUT THIS. WHY DOES

JESUS COME BACK TO THE

SYNAGOGUE THAT DAY?

BECAUSE ISAIAH, LISTEN, OF

ALL VERSES, ISAIAH 62 WAS

GIVEN TO THE FAMILY OF

JESUS. THEY WERE

RESPONSIBLE TO READ THAT

PORTION IN SYNAGOGUE EVERY

WEEK. SO AS YOU

UNDERSTAND THE

BACKGROUND, AS YOU

UNDERSTAND THE CULTURE,

YOU KNOW WHY HE WENT

THAT DAY. HE SAT IN THE

SPECIAL SEAT CALLED THE

SEAT OF MOSES RESERVED FOR

THE MESSIAH AND WHEN HE

SAT THERE, HE WAS DECLARING

HIMSELF TO BE THE MESSIAH.

AND SO MANY TIMES WE DON'T

GET THE FULL IMPACT OF THE

STORY BECAUSE WE DON'T

KNOW THE CULTURE. BUT AS

WE UNDERSTAND THE

CULTURE, AS WE UNDERSTAND

WHY PEOPLE DID THINGS THE

WAY THEY DID, WHY--WHY THE

LAWS WERE IN PLACE, ALL--ALL

OF THESE THINGS, WHEN WE

GET THE CULTURE, WE

UNDERSTAND SO OFTEN WHY

JESUS DID WHAT HE DID AND IT

BRINGS GREATER

UNDERSTANDING AND CLARITY

AND POWER TO HIS TEACHINGS.

[MUSIC]

THANKS JOE, YOU KNOW,

ONE OF THE BEAUTIFUL THINGS,

GOD IS SO SPECIFIC. HE IS SO

PARTICULAR AS WELL. HE

WASTES NO MOTION. YOU

KNOW, THE--THE MISSION OF

THE 700 CLUB CANADA IS TO

SEE THE LIFE-CHANGING

GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST

REACH EVERY CANADIAN. AND

WE CAN ONLY DO THIS WITH

YOUR HELP. CALL TODAY AND

BECOME A PARTNER, A 700

CLUB CANADA PARTNER AND

LET'S SEE WHAT HAPPENS

WHEN WE WORK TOGETHER

WITH ONE COMMON GOAL.

HMM, FOR JUST $20 A MONTH,

YOU CAN BECOME A 700 CLUB

CANADA PARTNER OR IF

YOU'RE ABLE TO GIVE MORE,

YOU CAN JOIN AT A HIGHER

LEVEL SUCH AS THE 700 CLUB

CANADA GOLD PARTNER WHICH

IS $40 A MONTH.

AS A THANK YOU FOR YOUR

PARTNERSHIP, WE WILL SEND

YOU THIS DVD ENTITLED THE

LAW OF EXPECTATION. IN THIS

TEACHING, PAT AND GORDON

ROBERTSON BRING YOU

POWERFUL PRINCIPALS OF

THOUGHT AND BEHAVIOR THAT

BREAK THROUGH THE LIMITS

OF YOUR FAITH AND

TRANSFORM YOUR LIFE.

2012 WAS AN INCREDIBLE

YEAR AS WE WERE ABLE TO

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THIS COUNTRY. PLEASE JOIN

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CONTINUE TO SHARE GOD'S

LOVE FROM COAST TO COAST.

BECOME A PARTNER TODAY.

1-855-759-0700.

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 PRINCIPALS 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.

[MUSIC]

WELCOME BACK. UP NEXT,

CAN A MARRIAGE WITHOUT

LOVE BE REVIVED? LET'S FIND

OUT.

I'D TELL MY WIFE THAT I

DIDN'T LOVE HER ANY MORE.

IT WAS MORE COMFORTABLE

FOR ME TO BE IN DENIAL AND

PRETEND HE HADN'T SAID IT

THAN TO REALLY LET THOSE

WORDS SINK IN.

FOR YEARS, JUDY

PRETENDED THE MARRIAGE

WAS OKAY. PAUL AND JUDY

RUSSO WERE HIGH SCHOOL

SWEETHEARTS AND MARRIED

YOUNG. THEY STARTED A

FAMILY BUT FELT SOMETHING

WAS MISSING. JUDY THOUGHT

THAT GOING TO CHURCH

WOULD FILL THE VOID.

CHURCH TO ME WAS, UM,

DOING GOOD THINGS, SINGING

IN THE CHOIR, WORKING AT THE

CHURCH SUPPERS, DOING NICE

THINGS FOR OLD PEOPLE, UM,

SITTING THERE COUNTING THE

MINUTES UNTIL THE SERVICE

WAS OVER.

YEARS EARLIER, WHEN JUDY

WATCHED A FILM DEPICTING

THE CRUCIFIXION OF JESUS,

SOMETHING CHANGED.

AND I SAID OH GOD, JESUS

DIED FOR ME AND I GIVE YOU

MY LIFE. YOU CAN TAKE IT

AND DO WITH ME WHATEVER

YOU WANT. PAUL HAD CALLED

FROM WORK. AND I ANSWERED

THE PHONE AND HE SAID

WHAT'S WRONG WITH YOU?

AND I SAID IT'S JESUS, HE DIED

FOR ME. AND I JUST GAVE HIM

MY LIFE.

PAUL WAS LESS THAN

THRILLED. IN FACT, AS THE

WEEKS WENT ON, HE BECAME

RESENTFUL OF THE NEW JUDY.

IT WAS A BIG CHANGE IN

JUDY. BEING A NEW CHRISTIAN,

SHE WAS GOING TO A LOT OF

MEETINGS. I FELT A BIT OF

NEGLECT ON MY, YOU KNOW,

SELFISHNESS ON MY PART. SHE

WAS BUSIER AND BUSIER AND

LESS TIME SPENT BEING IN A

MARRIAGE.

I ALWAYS FELT FOR SOME

REASON THAT GOD WAS MORE

PLEASED WHEN I DID THINGS

FOR OTHER PEOPLE DOWN THE

STREET OR STRANGERS THAN

WHEN I DID THE NECESSARY

THINGS FOR MY FAMILY.

PAUL FELT LIKE HE HAD

BEEN KICKED TO THE CURB.

I WOULD TAKE OFF ON MY

MOTORCYCLE. I PROBABLY

WOULDN'T COME BACK FOR A

COUPLE OF DAYS.

BUT THAT'S NOT ALL. PAUL

SOUGHT COMFORT IN A

RELATIONSHIP WITH HIS

YOUNG, BEAUTIFUL

SECRETARY.

SHE WAS ATTRACTIVE, SHE

WAS PLEASANT TO TALK TO.

BUT IT MADE ME FEEL, YOU

KNOW, THAT SHE CARED.

MEANWHILE, JUDY WORKED

FULL--TIME AND RAISED THEIR

FOUR KIDS.

I GOT ANGRY. I THINK IT

WAS MORE COMFORTABLE FOR

ME TO GET ANGRY AT THE

OTHER WOMAN.

PAUL'S AFFAIR CONTINUED

FOR SEVERAL MONTHS AND

JUDY PRESSED ON WITH

CHURCH WORK. EVENTUALLY,

PAUL MOVED OUT AND THE

RUSSO'S FILED FOR DIVORCE.

IT WAS JUST A LOT OF RELIEF

IN A SENSE BECAUSE THERE

HAD BEEN JUST SO MUCH

STRESS IN OUR HOME.

THE DIVORCE PROCEEDINGS

WERE HELD UP FOR SEVERAL

WEEKS IN THE LAWYER'S

OFFICE. WHEN JUDY FINALLY

ASKED HER LAWYER WHAT

WAS TAKING SO LONG, THE

RESPONSE STUNNED HER. SHE

SAID JUDY, I NEED TO BE

HONEST WITH YOU. I NEED TO

TELL YOU THAT I WALK WITH

GOD AND BECAUSE I WALK

WITH GOD, I CANNOT TAKE

YOUR CASE. I WILL NOT BE

PARTY TO BURYING

SOMETHING THAT IS NOT DEAD.

I BELIEVE IF YOU WILL BE

PATIENT, YOUR MARRIAGE

WILL BE OKAY.

JUDY BEGAN TO WONDER IF

HER MARRIAGE COULD BE

SAVED.

I WAS JUST IN ABSOLUTE

MISERY. IT FELT LIKE THERE

WAS A BLACK CLOUD OVER MY

HEAD. I REALLY HAD NO PEACE

ABOUT GETTING A DIVORCE.

SUDDENLY ALL THAT

CONFUSION, ALL THAT

DESPAIR, ALL THAT NOT

KNOWING WHAT TO DO WAS

REDUCED TO A MISSION. I WAS

GOING TO PRAY FOR THIS

MARRIAGE.

JUDY'S FIRST THOUGHT WAS

THAT GOD WOULD INSTANTLY

CHANGE PAUL. BUT HE DIDN'T.

INSTEAD, HE SHOWED JUDY THE

CHANGES THAT SHE NEEDED TO

MAKE.

GOD POINTED TO ME AND

SHOWED ME THAT THE THINGS

THAT I WAS OFFERING MY

HUSBAND AND LABELING LOVE

WAS NOTHING BUT A BUNCH OF

CONDITIONAL, UM, TERMS. UH,

I'LL DO THIS IF YOU'LL DO

THAT AND I DID SO MUCH OF

THIS SO, UH, YOU NEED TO

LOVE ME. BUT GOD'S LOVE IS

NOTHING LIKE THAT. AND

DURING THOSE THREE AND A

HALF YEARS, I WAS TO COME TO

LEARN THAT LOVE IS NOT SO

MUCH IN THE RECEIVING, BUT

IT'S IN THE GIVING.

SHE PRAYED FOR PAUL AT

LEAST TWO HOURS A DAY,

SEARCHED HER BIBLE AND

UNDERLINED THE PROMISES OF

GOD. UNBEKNOWNST TO HER,

PAUL HAD ENDED HIS AFFAIR

AND WAS GRAPPLING WITH HIS

OWN RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD.

HE EXPRESSED HIS THOUGHTS

TO JUDY IN A LETTER.

I FELT THAT SOMETHING

DEFINITELY REALLY CHANGED

WITHIN ME AND THEN I HAD TO

ASK THE FORGIVENESS OF MY

WIFE AND MY CHILDREN. AND,

UH, BUT I FELT WITH GOD

THROUGH HIS POWER, HE

WOULD GET ME THROUGH

THAT.

PEOPLE WOULD SAY WELL,

HOW CAN YOU TRUST YOUR

HUSBAND NOW THAT HE'S

DONE THIS? SOMEHOW, EVEN

WITH THE MIDST OF THE PAIN

AND ALL OF THIS, GOD GAVE

ME THAT SENSE OF IT'S ALL

GOOD, IT'S ALL GOING TO BE

OKAY.

SHE WAS DIFFERENT. WE

BECAME FRIENDS AGAIN FIRST

AND THEN, UH, YOU KNOW, OUR

MARRIAGE WAS JUST REBUILT

FROM THAT.

FOR THE FIRST TIME IN THEIR

24-YEAR MARRIAGE, PAUL AND

JUDY ATTENDED CHURCH

TOGETHER. PAUL'S NEWFOUND

FAITH IN GOD MADE HIM A

DIFFERENT PERSON.

I STARTED GETTING

INVOLVED WITH SCRIPTURE. I

STARTED GET--GOING BACK TO

CHURCH. AND--AND REALIZING

HOW MUCH CHRIST LOVED ME

AND FORGAVE ME. AND THAT

WAS THE HUGE THING AND GOD

FORGIVES YOU, IT'S A REAL

DEAL.

JUDY CHANGED ALSO AS SHE

LEARNED GOD'S PRIORITIES

FOR HER AS A WIFE.

I DID MAKE SOME CHANGES

BY BEING MUCH MORE

AVAILABLE AND EVEN TODAY,

HE STILL HAS TO REMIND ME TO

SIT DOWN AND--AND JUST TAKE

A TIME TO ENJOY THE SIMPLE

LITTLE THINGS.

THE RUSSO'S RENEWED

THEIR VOWS ON THEIR 30TH

ANNIVERSARY. THEY

CELEBRATED THIS MILESTONE

AND SHARED THEIR FULL

TESTIMONY WITH FRIENDS AND

FAMILY.

I WOULD ALWAYS TELL

PEOPLE THAT, YOU KNOW, IT'S

NOT ON MY OWN, IT'S--IT'S HIM

THAT'S MAKING THAT CHANGE

WITHIN ME. SOMEONE'S

MARRIAGE THAT'S FALLING

APART, UM, THERE'S A

LONELINESS YOU DON'T KNOW

WHERE TO TURN, UH, THE ONLY

SOURCE IS CHRIST.

YOU KNOW, ONE OF THE

THINGS THAT THIS TESTIMONY

DOES IS IT REMINDS US THAT,

UH, WHEN WE START OFF AT

THE ALTAR AND WE SAY UNTIL

DEATH DO US PART, THERE IS

ALWAYS A LOOPHOLE. AND

THAT IS WE HAVE FREE CHOICE.

GOD NEVER GIVES THE

LOOPHOLE BUT MANY TIMES

WE DO. IT'S AMAZING WHAT

HAPPENED. THEY GREW

TOGETHER AND THEN THEY

GREW APART. YOU KNOW,

MARRIAGE IS THE ONLY

RELATIONSHIP WHEN YOU

GROW IN AND OUT OF LOVE

WITH THE SAME PERSON OVER

AND OVER AGAIN FOR THE REST

OF YOUR LIFE. JUDY GAVE HER

HEART TO THE LORD AND THEN

SHE WENT FULL HEAD LONG

INTO THAT. AND YOU CANNOT

KNOCK HER AS WELL. AND

PAUL, HE SAID I WAS SELFISH

AND HE HAD TO LEARN REALLY

WHAT FORGIVENESS WAS ALL

ABOUT AS WELL. THAT AFFAIR

THAT HE HAD, THE ONE THING

THAT I TELL A LOT OF COUPLES

THAT THERE'S REALLY NO

SHOW STOPPER. GOD CAN GET

YOU THROUGH ANYTHING BUT

IT'S REALLY YOUR CHOICE

AGAIN. LISTEN WHAT THE

BIBLE SAYS AND THIS IS

EPHESIANS AND IT SAYS IN

CHAPTER FIVE, IT SAYS

THEREFORE, BE IMITATORS OF

GOD AS YOUR CHILDREN AND

WALK IN LOVE AS CHRIST ALSO

LOVED US AND GAVE HIMSELF

FOR US AS AN OFFERING AND A

SACRIFICE TO GOD FOR A

SWEET SMELLING OFFERING.

AND THEN THAT 25TH VERSE IT

SAYS SOMETHING TO

HUSBAND'S AND WIVES THAT I

THINK THAT IS IMPORTANT FOR

US TO STATE ON THE AIR AND

THEY'RE HERE IN CANADA

BECAUSE HE SAYS THIS,

"HUSBAND'S, LOVE YOUR

WIVES JUST AS CHRIST LOVED

THE CHURCH AND GAVE

HIMSELF. AND WIVES, HONOR

YOUR HUSBAND." IN OTHER

WORDS, IF YOU'RE NOT DEAD

YET, YOU'RE NOT FINISHED

LOVING HER. AND GOD IS

REALLY CALLING US TO MAN

UP AND TO WOMAN UP AND

REALLY TO BE SONS AND

DAUGHTERS THAT SAY WE'RE

GOING TO FIGHT FOR

MARRIAGE. LAURA-LYNN?

HMM, YOU KNOW, BRIAN, I'M

THINKING ABOUT THAT WOMAN

OR THAT MAN THAT'S, THAT'S,

UH, SITTING IN THEIR LIVING

ROOM RIGHT NOW AND YOUR

SPOUSE HAS PERHAPS HAD AN

AFFAIR OR WALKED OUT OR

GROWN VERY, VERY COLD TO

THIS RELATIONSHIP, AND THE

FEAR IS BEGINNING TO ENGULF

YOU AND COME OVER YOU AND

YOU'RE THINKING THERE IS--I

CANNOT SEE THAT GOD CAN DO

ANYTHING HERE. I CANNOT SEE

HOW THIS CAN EVER BE OKAY

AGAIN. DO YOU KNOW WHAT?

CALL OUT TO GOD IN FAITH.

CALL OUT TO THE HEAVENLY

FATHER WHO KNOWS EXACTLY

WHAT IS NEEDED IN THIS

SITUATION. TRUST HIM, DON'T

LET FEAR BECOME PART OF

YOUR DIALOGUE. STOP

DECLARING THINGS THAT ARE

NOT TRUE. START DECLARING

WHO GOD IS AND THAT HE IS

ABLE TO WORK IN YOUR

SITUATION. YOU KNOW, GOD

LOVES MARRIAGES AND WHEN

YOU TAKE THAT VOW BEFORE

HIM, HE TAKES IT SERIOUSLY.

AND THEN HE FORMS A BOND

AND A PROTECTION AROUND

ABOUT THAT AND YES, YOU

KNOW, ANY ONE OF US CAN

WALK AWAY FROM THAT. BUT

GOD'S DESIRE IS THAT HE

WOULD LITERALLY--LITERALLY

BUILD A TENT OVER YOU AND

PROTECT THIS RELATIONSHIP.

SO IF SOMETHING'S GONE

WRONG, DECLARE IN FAITH

THAT GOD IS ABLE TO HEAL

THIS SITUATION.

LET'S PRAY BECAUSE I

KNOW THIS IS PROBABLY ONE

OF THOSE MESSAGES THAT JUST

SAY I DIDN'T WANT TO HEAR

THAT TODAY BUT YOU NEEDED

TO HEAR IT. FATHER, FOR

THOSE THAT ARE EVEN

BATTLING WITH THEIR--THEIR

VOWS AND ONE OF THE SPOUSE

ARE NOT SERVING GOD AND--

AND THEY'RE FEELING

JUSTIFIED. I PRAY EVEN NOW

FOR THE LIGHT OF YOUR SPIRIT

AND YOUR LOVE TO OVERFLOW

AND SURROUND AROUND THIS

HOUSE. AND I'M ASKING GOD

THAT YOU WOULD DO A GREAT

WORK HERE IN CANADA AND

THAT YOU WOULD BEGIN TO

REBUILD THE SANCTITY OF

MARRIAGE. WE LOVE YOU

JESUS AND WE THANK YOU

THAT YOU'VE GIVEN YOURSELF

FOR US. NOW HELP US GIVE

OUR SELF FOR YOU. IN JESUS'

NAME, AMEN.

AMEN. WELL, 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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