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700 Club Canada: May 15, 2013

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HELLO, I'M BRIAN WARREN

AND I'M LAURA-LYNN TYLER

THOMPSON. WELCOME TO THE SHOW

TODAY. YOU KNOW, BRIAN, I'M

WONDERING. HAVE YOU EVER

STRUGGLED WITH PURPOSE IN YOUR

LIFE?

THE WAY YOU JUMPED AT ME, I

WAS WONDERING RIGHT THERE WHAT

THAT PURPOSE WAS. YOU KNOW, I

DID STRUGGLE EARLY WITH THE

CALL OF GOD IN MY LIFE. I

ANSWERED THE CALL AT A VERY

EARLY AGE, BUT I JUST REALLY,

YOU KNOW, JUST DIDN'T UNDER-

STAND COMPLETELY UNTIL I WAS

READING IN SCRIPTURE AND THEN

THE LORD MADE IT SO UNDENIABLY

CLEAR AND THEN THINGS BEGAN TO

LINE UP.

YES. WELL YOU'VE HAD AN

INTERESTING JOURNEY, RIGHT?

FOOTBALL? AND, YOU KNOW, IN TO

WHAT WE DO TODAY.

WE'VE GOT AN INCREDIBLE

SHOW FOR YOU TODAY. WE'LL SEE

TWO UNBELIEVABLE STORIES OF

SURVIVAL WHERE UNTHINKABLE

HARDSHIP PAVED THE WAY FOR TWO

INCREDIBLE LIVES.

WHEN SHEILA ANN SMITH FIRST

HEARD THE WORK LEUKEMIA, SHE

HAD NO IDEA WHAT SHE WAS IN

FOR. IN HER STORY, YOU'LL SEE

THE POWER OF PRAYER AT WORK

AND A WOMAN WHO HELD ON TO HER

FAITH THROUGH THE WORST ORDEAL

OF HER LIFE.

THE INCREDIBLE STORY OF

ABRAHAM DING BEGAN DURING

THE SUDANESE GENOCIDE. WHEN

HE AND OTHER YOUNG CHILDREN

WERE FORCED FROM THEIR HOMES BY

MILITANTS, IT TOOK 19 YEARS FOR

HIS HAPPY ENDING TO FINALLY

COME. AND IT WAS A FAMILY

REUNION LIKE NO OTHER.

AND JOE AMERALL IS HERE

AGAIN TO REVEAL MORE HIDDEN

SECRETS FOUND IN THE BIBLE,

BUT NOW, A LONG LOST SON IS

FINALLY REUNITED WITH HIS

FAMILY NEARLY 20 YEARS LATER.

THE ENEMY WAS RUNNING AFTER

US AND MY BEST FRIEND WAS OLDER

THAN ME. HE TOLD ME, ABRAHAM,

JUMP INTO THE WATER AND CROSS

TO THE OTHER SIDE, BUT I TOLD

HIM, NO, I WOULD NOT BECAUSE

I DIDN'T KNOW HOW TO SWIM.

ABRAHAM DING WAS JUST 10

YEARS OLD WHEN HE AND

THOUSANDS OF OTHER CHILDREN

WERE DRIVEN FROM REFUGEE CAMPS

IN ETHIOPIA.

WE WE JUMPED INTO THE WATER

AND WE CROSSED TO THE OTHER

SIDE. AND I THOUGHT I WAS

GOING TO DIE ON THE OTHER SIDE.

THEY FOUND THAT ABOUT TWO

THOUSAND LOST BOYS AND GIRLS

DIED IN THAT RIVER AS IT IS ALL

OF ENEMY ATTACK, SHOOTING YOU

AND SOME WERE EATEN BY

CROCODILES AND SOME GOT DROWNED

BECAUSE THEY DIDN'T KNOW HOW TO

SWIM.

THIS WASN'T THE FIRST TIME

ABRAHAM'S LIFE WAS

THREATENED. THE DANGER BEGAN

THE DAY HE FLED FROM ISLAMIC

MILITANTS ATTACKING HIM HOME

VILLAGE IN SUDAN. HE WAS JUST

SIX YEARS OLD.

AS WHAT (INAUDIBLE) THAT GOT

TOTAL, WE HAD THE SUN AGAINST

AND WE TRIED TO COME BACK TO

THE CAMP BUT WE MET SOME OF THE

GUYS WENT INTO DIFFERENT

DIRECTIONS AND THEY TOLD US NOT

TO GO TO THE CAMP BECAUSE WE

WOULD GET KILLED.

ABRAHAM AND SOME OTHER BOYS

RAN INTO THE JUNGLE.

I THOUGHT THAT THERE WOULD BE

TIME FOR ME TO GO BACK TO THE

CAMP AND EVENTUALLY GO AND SEE

MY FAMILY IN THE VILLAGE BUT IT

TURNED OUT THAT IT WASN'T

POSSIBLE. SO WE STAYED IN THE

JUNGLE.

MOST OF THE CHILDREN WERE

YOUNG MEN AND BOYS. THEY

BECAME KNOWN AS THE LOST BOYS

OF SUDAN. ABRAHAM DIDN'T KNOW

WHY HE'D BEEN SEPARATED FROM

HIS FAMILY. HE MISSED THEM AND

WONDERED IF HE'D EVER SEE THEM

AGAIN. THEN A MAN CAME TO

THEIR CAMP AND GAVE HIM A

MESSAGE OF HOPE.

AFTER SOME WEEKS, THERE WAS

AN EVANGELIST BY THE NAME

BARNEBAS. HE LED ME TO CHRIST.

HE TALKED TO ME SEVERAL TIMES

AND ALSO TO THE OTHER KIDS

ABOUT HAVING HOPE AND FAITH IN

GOD AND THAT SOMEDAY YOU WILL

MEET YOUR FAMILIES.

OVER THE NEXT DECADE, THE

LOST BOYS SEARCHED FOR A PLACE

TO CALL HOME.

I DID NOT ON TOP, OF COURSE

I HAD ONLY A PAIR OF SHORTS

THAT I WAS WEARING AND I DID

NOT (INAUDIBLE) ME AND I DID

NOT KNOW WHERE I WAS GOING SO

I THOUGHT EVENTUALLY I WOULD

DIE.

ABRAHAM WALKED MORE THAN

1,000 MILES ACROSS AFRICA WITH

BARE FEET. HE STAYED IN A

REFUGEE CAMP IN ETHIOPIA FOR

FOUR YEARS AND IN A CAMP IN

KENYA FOR NINE. THOUGH HE

SURVIVED THE JOURNEYS, MANY OF

HIS FRIENDS DID NOT.

SOME GOT KILLED AND SOME WERE

EATEN BY THE LION POPULATION IN

THE AREA. SOME DIED AS A

RESULT OF EXHAUSTION AND COULD

NOT WALK FARTHER. SOME DIED AS

A RESULT OF STARVATION.

ABRAHAM EVENTUALLY HEARD

THAT HIS OWN FATHER AND FIVE

UNCLES HAD BEEN KILLED. HIS

MOTHER'S FATE WAS UNKNOWN.

ABRAHAM ONLY KNEW THAT HE

MISSED HER.

THERE WAS NOTHING MORE THAT

COULD HAVE BEEN DONE WAS YOUR

MOTHER GIVE YOU A HUG AND GIVE

YOU A REWARD AFTER YOU DO SOME-

THING GOOD. AND YOU FIND YOUR-

SELF TO BE THERE BY YOURSELF

MISSING ALL THAT COMFORT AND

THAT PARENTAL LOVE AND CARE.

IT WAS SO DIFFICULT. IT WAS SO

BAD.

IT WOULD BE 19 LONG YEARS

BEFORE HE LEARNED WHAT

HAPPENED TO HIS MOTHER. TODAY

ABRAHAM IS NO LONGER A LITTLE

BOY TREKKING THROUGH AFRICA.

HE'S A YOUNG MAN LIVING IN THE

UNITED STATES. HE WAS ONE OF

NEARLY 4,000 LOST BOYS

RESETTLED IN AMERICA. ONCE

HERE, ABRAHAM WAS ON A MISSION.

I HAD BEEN PRAYING TO GOD

THAT WHEN I WAS OVER THERE THAT

GOD MAKE IT POSSIBLE FOR ME TO

GO TO HIS CALL.

GOD LISTENED TO ABRAHAM'S

PRAYERS. THROUGH HARD WORK AND

FAITH, HE MADE HIS WAY TO

SOUTHERN WESLEYAN IN SOUTH

CAROLINA. THERE HE BEGAN

STUDYING TO BECOME A DOCTOR.

I'M GOING TO TOUCH PEOPLE'S

LIVES SPIRITUALLY AND MEDICALLY

AND I KNOW FOR SO MANY REASONS

THAT GOD BROUGHT ME HERE TO THE

UNITED STATES TO, IN FACT,

IMPACT THE LIVES OF OTHER

CHRISTIANS HERE. AND TO

ACCOMPLISH WHAT HE WANTS ME TO

DO THAT IS A VOCATION.

AS ABRAHAM FOLLOWED GOD'S

WILL FOR HIS LIFE, HIS PRAYERS

CONTINUED TO BE ANSWERED. ONE

DAY HE GOT A PHONE CALL.

I WENT ON THE PHONE AND

TALKED TO A GUY AND HE TOLD ME,

ABRAHAM, YOU DON'T KNOW ME FOR

SURE BUT I HAVE GOOD NEWS FOR

YOU. YOUR MOMMY'S ALIVE AND

SHE'S IN ETHIOPIA. I COULD NOT

BELIEVE.

HIS NEW FRIEND HELPED ARRANGE

A PHONE CALL BETWEEN ABRAHAM

AND HIS MOTHER IN AFRICA.

MOM TOLD ME, "MY SON, YOUR

SIBLINGS WANT YOU TO COME AND

SEE THEM. AND BESIDES THAT,

I'M GETTING OLD." AS I SAID,

BROKE MY HEART AND I SAID,

"MOM, I KNOW YOU ARE GETTING

OLD, AND MY SIBLINGS WANT TO

SEE ME BUT I KNOW GOD IS GOING

TO OPEN THE WAY FOR ME TO SEE

YOU ALL."

AND GOD DID. THROUGH

DONATIONS FROM OTHER CHRISTIANS

ABRAHAM WAS ABLE TO RETURN TO

AFRICA IN 2006. HE FINALLY

FELT HIS MOTHER'S ARMS AROUND

HIM AGAIN.

WHEN I SAW MY MOM FOR THE FIRST

TIME SINCE 19 YEARS, MY WORLD

WAS COMPLETELY CHANGED AND I

COULD NOT HELP CRYING WHEN I

SAW THE FACE ON MY MOTHER AND

SIBLINGS. MY MOM LIFTED ME UP

AND THERE WAS MY SISTER AND

THEY RAN INTO THIS SMALL HOUSE

AND HAS BEEN KISSING ME AND

KEPT CALLING ME WITH DIFFERENT

NICKNAMES THAT SHE USED TO CALL

ME WHEN I WAS A LITTLE BOY. I

TRIED TO RESPOND TO HER BUT

THERE WAS NOT A WORD THAT CAME

OUT FROM MY MOUTH. IT WAS

SUCH A DIFFERENT TIME. IT'S

DIFFICULT TO EXPLAIN. IT WAS A

MISSING.

ABRAHAM AND HIS FAMILY WERE

OVERJOYED BY GOD'S ANSWERS TO

THEIR PRAYERS. BUT ABRAHAM

WAS SADDENED BY HIS FAMILY'S

LIVING CONDITIONS.

THERE WAS A REASON WHY GOD

LET ME GO THERE. NOT ONLY TO

SEE MY FAMILY BUT TO SEE WHAT

PEOPLE ARE GOING THROUGH. MY

HEART WAS BROKEN WHEN I WAS IN

THE CAMP.

HIS OWN MOTHER WAS SUFFERING

FROM BOTH TYPHOID AND CHRONIC

MALARIA. HIS BROTHER-IN-LAW

NEEDED IMMEDIATE SURGERY.

FORTUNATELY, ENOUGH MONEY HAD

BEEN RAISED FOR ABRAHAM TO PAY

FOR THE SURGERY AND TO HELP

MANY OTHERS. BUT ABRAHAM WANTS

TO DO MUCH MORE.

I GIVE MY LIFE TO GOD. AND I

SAID, "GOD, USE ME WITH WHAT-

EVER YOU WANT ME TO DO, WITH

WHATEVER YOU WANT FROM ME SO

THAT PEOPLE ARE TO COME INTO

YOUR KINGDOM." AND THAT'S

WHAT I CONSIDER MYSELF. THE

REASON I WANT TO BE A DOCTOR

IS BECAUSE THERE IS A GREAT

NEED OF DOCTORS IN MY COUNTRY.

PEOPLE DIE BECAUSE OF SIMPLE

DISEASES. PEOPLE DIE WITH NO

HOPE. AND SEE IF I BECOME A

DOCTOR, I SAY NO. AFTER YOU'VE

HEARD THE LIVES OF THESE PEOPLE

I WOULD TELL THEM ABOUT GOD AND

TO TAKE CARE OF THEM MEDICALLY.

AND IF ONE DIES BECAUSE ALL OF

US WILL DIE, I WILL GIVE THEM

THAT HOPE TO DIE IN CHRIST.

SO THAT'S WHAT MY MISSION

IS. AND I KNOW GOD IS GOING

TO LET ME ACCOMPLISH THAT.

ABRAHAM HAS RETURNED TO

COLLEGE TO FINISH HIS DEGREE.

HE PLANS TO GO TO AFRICA AGAIN

TO SEE HIS FAMILY AND TO

FULFILL HIS CALLING. THOUGH

HE'S HAD TO OVERCOME INTENSE

PAIN AND TRAGEDY IN HIS 25

YEARS, ABRAHAM HAS ALSO GAINED

AN INDESTRUCTIBLE FAITH.

I KNOW GOD IS GOING TO USE ME

A NUMBER OF WAYS. NOT TOTALLY

IN SUDAN BUT IN SO MANY PLACES.

AND I THINK OF HIM ALL THE

TIME. I APPRECIATE HIM. I

SAY, "GOD, THANK YOU SO MUCH

FOR LETTING ME SUFFER."

PERHAPS IF I DIDN'T SUFFER,

MAYBE I WOULD NOT KNOW GOD.

YOU KNOW, WE HOPE THAT

ABRAHAM'S STORY IS A POWERFUL

REMINDER THAT GOD IS TRULY,

TRULY COMMITTED TO YOUR

JOURNEY. IF HE WOULD DO THIS

FOR ABRAHAM, HE WILL INTERVENE

IN YOUR LIFE AS WELL. WOULD

YOU CONSIDER RIGHT NOW BECOMING

A PARTNER WITH US TO CONTINUE

BRINGING HOPE TO CANADA? ALL

THAT YOU SEE, TAKE A TREMENDOUS

AMOUNT OF RESOURCES TO

ACCOMPLISH AND YET IT TAKES

VERY LITTLE FROM EACH OF US TO

JOIN TOGETHER AND MAKE IT

HAPPEN. WHEN YOU INVEST WITH

US, YOU ALSO REAP THE REWARDS

WITH US AS WELL. LIVES ARE

CHANGED BECAUSE YOU CARED

ENOUGH TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE.

WOULD YOU CALL THE NUMBER ON

THE SCREEN AND BECOME A MEMBER

OF THE 700 CLUB CANADA FAMILY?

WE WILL SEND YOU THIS POWERFUL

TEACHING DVD, "SECRET KINGDOM

VOLUME 2," AS A THANK YOU FOR

STANDING TOGETHER WITH US.

AMEN. YOU KNOW, WE NEED

YOUR SUPPORT BECAUSE WE

BELIEVE LIKE NEVER BEFORE THIS

IS A TIME WHERE ALMIGHTY GOD

IS POURING OUT HIS SPIRIT. AND

WHAT ARE WE DOING? WHAT'S

OUR COMMITMENT? OUR

COMMITMENT TO YOU, JUST LIKE

YOU SAW DR. DING, DR. ABRAHAM,

THAT WE'RE GOING TO HELP YOU

HAVE AN UNOBSTRUCTED PATH TO

HEAVEN. BECAUSE THE BIBLE SAID

WHEN YOU LEND TO THE POOR, YOU

LEND TO GOD. YOU KNOW, MOST OF

US STRUGGLE WITH BELIEVING THAT

GOD CAN DO THOSE THINGS BUT GOD

IS THE SAME YESTERDAY, TODAY,

AND FOREVER. I'D LIKE TO GET

SOMETHING INTO YOUR HANDS. IT

DOESN'T COST YOU ANYTHING. IT'S

SIMPLY A PAMPHLET ON FAITH.

BECAUSE I BELIEVE THE LEVEL OF

FAITH IS GOING UP IN THIS

NATION BECAUSE GOD IS UP TO

SOMETHING NOW. ABRAHAM'S

STORY IS PROOF POSITIVE THAT

IF YOU INVEST IN THE LIFE OF A

CHILD EARLY, AND THAT'S WHAT

WE'RE ASKING YOU TO DO IN THE

700 CLUB CANADA, WE'RE GOING TO

SEE THE POWER OF GOD CONTINUE

TO BRING THIS GREAT CANADIAN

HARVEST. LET ME PRAY FOR YOU.

FATHER, THANK YOU FOR THE

PARTNERS. THANK YOU FOR THAT

MAN AND WOMAN. THANK YOU FOR

THEIR SEED OF FAITH AND WE ASK

THAT YOU WOULD BLESS THEM, NOT

BECAUSE THEY GAVE, BUT, LORD,

BECAUSE YOU'RE GOOD. IN JESUS'

NAME. AMEN.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR

JOINING WITH US. CALL US

RIGHT NOW. DON'T DELAY.

1-855-759-0700 . PER PARTNERS

ARE STANDING BY WAITING TO PRAY

WITH YOU AND TO BLESS YOUR

LIFE.

AMEN.

[MUSIC]

RECENTLY A FRIEND TOLD ME

THAT THEY WERE SO ASHAMED OF

WHAT THEY HAD DONE AND COULD

NOT EVEN THINK OF THEMSELVES

AS A GOOD PERSON ANYMORE. AND

I IMMEDIATELY SAID, ISN'T THAT

A BEAUTIFUL PLACE TO BE? THEY

WERE KIND OF SURPRISED AT MY

REACTION. AND I RECOUNTED THE

STORY THAT JESUS TOLD IN LUKE

18:9-14. HE SAYS, TO SOME WHO

WERE CONFIDENT OF THEIR OWN

RIGHTEOUSNESS AND LOOKED DOWN

ON EVERYONE ELSE, JESUS TOLD

THIS PARABLE. TWO MEN WENT UP

TO THE TEMPLE TO PRAY. ONE A

PHARISEE AND THE OTHER A TAX

COLLECTOR. THE PHARISEE STOOD

BY HIMSELF AND HE PRAYED, GOD

I THANK YOU THAT I AM NOT LIKE

OTHER PEOPLE. THOSE ROBBERS

AND EVILDOERS AND ADULTERERS OR

EVEN LIKE THIS TAX COLLECTOR.

I FAST TWICE A WEEK AND I

GIVE A TENTH OF ALL I GET. BUT

THE TAX COLLECTOR, HE STOOD AT

A DISTANCE AND WE WOULD NOT

EVEN LOOK UP TO HEAVEN BUT HE

BEAT HIS BREAST AND HE SAID,

GOD, HAVE MERCY ON ME. HAVE

MERCY ON ME, A SINNER. JESUS

WENT ON TO SAY, I TELL YOU THAT

THIS MAN, THE TAX COLLECTOR,

RATHER THAN THE OTHER WENT HOME

JUSTIFIED BEFORE GOD. FOR ALL

THOSE WHO EXALT THEMSELVES

WILL BE HUMBLED AND THOSE WHO

HUMBLE THEMSELVES, WILL BE

EXALTED. SO I WONDER I YOU'RE

IN THAT PLACE TODAY. THAT

FRAGILE PLACE THINKING THAT

YOUR SIN IS TOO GREAT FOR GOD

TO FORGIVE. PERHAPS YOU FEEL

THAT THERE IS NO WAY BACK AND

THAT YOU'VE LOST THE DESTINY

THAT YOU WERE BORN TO WALK IN.

ASK YOURSELF, IF YOU HAVE

PLACED MORE WEIGHT AND POWER

IN WHAT YOU HAVE DONE RATHER

THAN IN WHAT JESUS HAS DONE FOR

YOU. THE AMAZING THING IS THAT

GOD KNOWS THAT WE ARE NOT

CAPABLE OF RIGHTEOUSNESS

AND HE DESIGNED A PERFECT

SACRIFICE THAT WOULD CANCEL

OUT OUR DEBT ONCE AND FOR ALL.

GOD IS PLEASED WHEN WE REALIZE

THAT WE ARE JUST SINNERS, JUST

SINNERS, IN NEED OF HIS GRACE.

IT IS THOSE VERY ONES WHO FEEL

THAT THEY WALK MORE PERFECTLY

THAN OTHERS. THAT GOD DOES NOT

REGARD. PRIDE COMES BEFORE A

FALL. BUT THE HUMBLE WHO

CANNOT EVEN LOOK UPWARDS

BECAUSE OF THEIR SHAME, THOSE

ARE THE ONES THAT JESUS

RECEIVES. HEAVEN, IT IS GOING

TO BE FULL OF THE FAILURES, THE

MISTAKES AND THE ERRORS OF

HUMANITY. ALL THOSE WHO'VE

ACCEPTED THEIR LOT THAT THEY

NEED A SAVIOR. THAT THEY NEED

REDEMPTION AND WHO HAVE

EMBRACED THE GRACE THAT

BROUGHT THEM ETERNAL LIFE. IF

YOU FEEL THE SHAME TODAY FOR

SOMETHING THAT YOU'VE DONE,

REMEMBER IT'S A BEAUTIFUL

PLACE TO BE KNOWING THAT YOU

NEED TO RECEIVE WHAT JESUS

DIED TO GIVE YOU.

PSALMS 34 SAYS THAT THE LORD

IS NEAR TO THE BROKEN HEARTED.

AND I LOVE THE PSALMIST OF OLD

WHO WROTE THESE PSALMS, KING

DAVID, HE SAID A BROKEN SPIRIT

AND A CON'S RIGHT HEART, GOD

WILL NOT DESPISE. FOR THESE

ARE THE SACRIFICES OF GOD. SO

IF YOU FEEL LIKE YOU'RE BROKEN,

WELL GOD IS SEEING YOUR

BROKENNESS AND HE'S GOING TO

BLESS YOU IN THAT PLACE. BUT

TURN IT OVER TO HIM. DON'T

WASTE THIS. IT'S WORKING FOR

YOUR GOOD. YOU KNOW, AS A

PASTOR, I SEE SO MANY PEOPLE

IN THIS SITUATION. AND I TELL

THEM, THIS IS YOUR BEST DAY.

BUT IT'S TIME FOR YOU TO LOOK

UP, NOT LOOK IN. AND JESUS

WILL BRING YOU UP. CALL THE

NUMBER ON THE SCREEN.

1-855-759-0700. WELL, UP NEXT

MORE HIDDEN SECRETS FOUND IN

THE BIBLE. THIS IS JOE

AMERALL.

AS WE'VE BEEN TALKING ABOUT

THE HEBRAIAK ROOTS OF THE

CHRISTIAN FAITH, OF COURSE THE

CENTER PERSON HAS BEEN JESUS,

BUT TODAY I WANT TO FOCUS ON

ANOTHER PERSON THAT IF WE

UNDERSTAND SOMETHING HE SAID,

IT'LL ALSO HELP US TO UNDER-

STAND SOMETHING THAT JESUS

DOES LATER ON IN HIS LIFE. AND

THAT PERSON IS JOHN. WE CALL

HIM JOHN THE BAPTIST. AND WE

KNOW JOHN AS KIND OF THAT CRAZY

COUSIN OF JESUS. HE LIVES OUT

IN THE WILDERNESS AND HE

WEARS CLOTHES MADE OF CAMEL'S

HAIR AND HE EATS LOCUSTS AND

WILD HONEY AND ALL OF THIS KIND

OF CRAZY STUFF AND HE'S KNOWN

FOR A FEW THINGS. BUT ONE OF

THE THINGS HE'S REALLY KNOWN

FOR IS WHAT I CALL HIS CLAIM TO

FAME. YOU KNOW, HE STANDS UP

IN THE WILDERNESS AND HE SAYS

BEHOLD THE LAMB OF GOD WHO

COMES TO TAKE AWAY THE SIN OF

THE WORLD AND SAYS THIS WILD,

GLORIOUS, MOMENTOUS STATEMENT,

BUT WE'VE GOT TO UNDERSTAND HOW

COULD HE SAY SUCH A THING.

THAT EVEN HAVE THE RIGHT TO

SAY SUCH A THING. IN THE TIME

OF THE TEMPLE, ONE OF THEIR

DUTIES OR RESPONSIBILITIES OF

THE HIGH PRIEST WAS TO SELECT A

PERFECT LAMB. IT WAS TO FIND

HER FIRST-BORN MALE, HIS BONES

COULD NOT BE BROKEN, IT COULD

HAVE NO SPOTS OR BLEMISHES,

IT WAS ALL KINDS OF THINGS THAT

GOD SPOKE ABOUT BACK IN THE

TORAH ABOUT WHAT THE LAMB

HAD TO LOOK LIKE. BUT ONLY THE

PRIEST HAD THE RIGHT TO DECLARE

WHO THAT LAMB WAS. SO WHO IN

THE WORLD IS JOHN? WHAT GIVES

HIM THE RIGHT TO MAKE THIS

DECLARATION? LUKE, AGAIN OUR

FRIEND. REMEMBER THE GENTILE

AUTHOR? HE SAYS SOMETHING IN

LUKE 1, VERSE 5, THAT WE DON'T

ALWAYS PICK UP ON BUT WHEN WE

DO, IT GIVES THE LITERALLY TO

THE STATEMENT OF JOHN. HE SAYS

IN THE TIME OF HEROD, KING OF

JUDEA, THERE WAS A PRIEST NAMED

ZACHARIAH, WHO BELONGED TO THE

PRIESTLY DIVISION OF IBEJA.

NOW THAT'S HIS FATHER. HE'S

ALSO A PRIEST. BUT THEN IT

SAYS HIS WIFE ELIZABETH, SHE

WAS ALSO A DESCENDANT OF WHO?

OF AARON. IT'S TELLING US

THERE THAT NOT ONLY DOES JOHN

HAVE PRIESTLY LINEAGE ON HIS

FATHER'S SIDE, BUT HE NOW ALSO

HAS IT ON HIS MOTHER'S SIDE.

AND IN JUDAISM, YOUR JEWISHNESS

IS GIVEN TO YOU FROM YOUR

MOTHER'S SIDE. SO LOOK AT IT

THEN. JOHN NOT ONLY HAS A

ROYAL BLOOD ON HIS DAD'S SIDE,

BUT HE ALSO HAS IT ON HIS MOM'S

SIDE SO THEREFORE ACCORDING

TO THE LAWS OF THE LAND, HE HAS

THE RIGHT AS SOMEBODY FROM THE

PRIESTLY FAMILY, HE CAN MAKE

THE SELECTION THAT YEAR AND SAY

THIS IS THE LAND THAT'S GOING

TO DIE FOR THE SINS OF THE

PEOPLE. AND WHEN YOU THINK OF

THAT, THINK OF THE POWER THAT

IT MEANT IN THOSE DAYS AND IN

THAT TIME THAT HE STANDS UP

AND AS A PERSON WITH THE RIGHT

LINEAGE, HE SEES JESUS COMING

AND HE SAYS, HEY, THIS IS THE

ONE. BEHOLD, THIS IS THE ONE

THAT GOD HAS SENT TO US. WE

HAVE BEEN REHEARSING, WE'VE

BEEN PRACTICING, WE'VE BEEN

GETTING READY FOR THE LAMB TO

COME AND THIS IS THE ONE THAT

GOD HAS CHOSEN. HE'S NOT COME

JUST TO TAKE AWAY THE SIN AND

COVER IT FOR ANOTHER YEAR, OR

COVER IT FOR ANOTHER SEASON,

BUT THIS IS THE LAMB THAT GOD

HAS SENT AND WHEN THIS LAMB'S

BLOOD IS SHED FOR YOU, HIS

BLOOD WILL NOT ONLY COVER YOUR

SIN BUT IT WILL TAKE IT AWAY.

THANKS, JOE. BEHOLD THE LAMB

OF GOD. YOU KNOW, THAT'S

EXACTLY WHAT WE'RE DOING RIGHT

HERE WITH THE 700 CLUB CANADA.

ALLOWING A GENERATION THAT HAS

NOT HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO SEE

THE LAMB OF GOD AND A PERSON

AWAY.

SEEING JESUS CHANGE LIVES

TODAY AS HE DID OVER 2,000

YEARS AGO IS THE ONLY REASON

THAT WE ARE HERE. BUT THIS

SHOW DOESN'T EXIST WITHOUT

YOUR PARTNERSHIP. IF YOU'RE

WATCHING THESE INSPIRATIONAL

STORIES TODAY, AND THEY'RE

AFFECTING YOU, THEN STAND WITH

US AS WE SPREAD THE MESSAGE

OF JESUS CHRIST FROM COAST TO

COAST AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE

IN THE LIVES OF CANADIANS.

THERE ARE PEOPLE OUT THERE

WHO ARE IN NEED OF HELP AND

DESPERATE FOR GOD. YOUR

GENEROSITY COULD HELP REACH

A WEARY SOUL. CALL NOW.

BECOME A PARTNER WITH THE 700

CLUB CANADA. 1-855-759-0700.

I'M GOING TO TELL YOU KNOW

ABOUT THE GUARANTEED SECRET OF

SUCCESS. GUARANTEED SECRET OF

SUCCESS.

GET THE "SECRET KINGDOM,

VOLUME 2."

THOSE WHO JUST SAY I WILL NOT

GIVE UP, LIKE JACOB WHO WAS

WRESTLING WITH AN ANGEL ALL

NIGHT LONG, HE SAID, "I'M NOT

GOING TO LET YOU GO UNTIL YOU

BLESS ME." IF YOU GET THAT

ATTITUDE, YOU'RE GOING TO BE

A WINNER.

WELCOME BACK. UP NEXT,

A DEVASTATING DIAGNOSIS LEADS

TO A LIFE SAVING MIRACLE FOR

SHEILA ANN SMITH.

WELL, I ALWAYS WANTED TO

SERVE THE LORD AND LOVE HIM

WITH ALL MY HEART AND SO MY

WAY OF DOING THAT, I THOUGHT

I WOULD LOVE TO BE IN MINISTRY.

I'VE LOVED WRITING SONGS. EVER

SINCE I WAS LITTLE, I THOUGHT

WHAT CAN I DO TO WRITE SONGS?

I COULD MAYBE WORK IN A CHURCH

AND I COULD WRITE SONGS AND DO

[MUSIC]. IT WAS IN THE WINTER-

TIME. I WENT FOR A WALK OUT-

SIDE. IT WAS COLD, IT WAS

SNOWY AND I JUST FELT LIKE

CURLING UP IN THE SNOW AND

GOING TO SLEEP. JUST THAT LOW

ENERGY AND THINKING, OKAY

MAYBE I SHOULD GO TO THE

DOCTOR. SHE TOOK A BLOOD TEST

AND SHE CALLED ME ON THE PHONE

AND SAID, GET TO THE HOSPITAL

RIGHT AWAY. YOU PROBABLY HAVE

LEUKEMIA. AT THAT MOMENT,

PEOPLE HAVE THE CHOICE WHETHER

THEY COULD SHAKE THEIR FIST AT

GOD AND SAY, WHY? HOW COULD

YOU DO THIS TO ME? HOW COULD

YOU TAKE AWAY ALL THESE

THINGS FROM ME? OR YOU HAVE

THE OPPORTUNITY TO RUN TO GOD.

MY HUSBAND AND I WERE TOGETHER

AND SO WE JUST HUGGED EACH

OTHER AND CRIED A BIT BUT THE

FIRST WORDS I SAID WERE THE

WORDS OF JOB, THOUGH HE SLAY

ME, YET I WILL TRUST HIM .

AT ONE POINT, THE DOCTORS KIND

OF THREW UP THEIR HANDS AND

WENT WE DON'T KNOW WHAT'S

GOING ON HERE. WE'RE NOT

SURE WHY ALL OF THIS PAIN IS

HAPPENING. WE'RE NOT SURE

WHAT WE CAN DO TO CHANGE IT.

AND SO THERE WAS ONE POINT

THAT THE DOCTORS TOLD MY

HUSBAND THAT I WOULD HAVE THREE

DAYS TO LIVE. THEY SAID, WE

DON'T KNOW IF THIS IS GOING TO

TURN AROUND. CALL THE FAMILY.

WE'RE NOT SURE IF SHE'S GOING

TO MAKE IT.

I WASN'T PREPARED FOR THE

EMOTIONAL SIDE OF THINGS, TOO,

BECAUSE THEY PREPARED ME

REALLY WELL FOR ALL THE

PHYSICAL SYMPTOMS. BUT JUST

EMOTIONALLY THAT YOU JUST

BUT IT NEVER CROSSED MY MIND

THAT I MIGHT DIE.

STEP BY STEP KIND OF THROUGH

THE JOURNEY, THERE WERE TIMES

THAT I WAS IN SO MUCH PAIN IN

MY BACK FOR DIFFERENT THINGS

OR JUST DIFFERENT PAIN AND WE

WOULD PRAY AND I WOULD FEEL

IT WOULD GET A LITTLE BETTER.

SO THEY SAID YOU NEED A BONE

MARROW TRANSPLANT. DO YOU

HAVE ANY SIBLINGS? NO. SO

THEY SAID, AN UNRELATED DONOR

AT THE TIME WAS A 1 IN 20,000

CHANCE OF FINDING A MATCH.

FROM THE DAY IN THE HOSPITAL

WHEN I'M TRUSTING GOD, I

REMEMBER JUST KNEELING ON MY

HOSPITAL BED THAT NIGHT AND I'M

ALL BY MYSELF AND IT EVENING,

IT'S DARK AND I JUST REMEMBER

KNEELING AND RAISING MY HANDS

UP TO THE LORD AND SAYING,

FATHER, I JUST WANT TO WORSHIP

YOU WITH ALL MY HEART. ALL OF

THIS OTHER STUFF I DON'T CARE

ABOUT. I JUST WANT TO KNOW

YOU. I JUST WANT TO LOVE YOU.

I'VE FELT HIS PEACE IN SUCH AN

AMAZING WAY. I'LL NEVER FORGET

THAT. JUST LIKE I CAN BREATHE

AGAIN AND I WAS OKAY, THANK

YOU , LORD, THAT YOU'RE WALKING

ME THROUGH. THERE WAS A MAN

THAT WAS PRAYING FOR ME AT

THE SAME TIME AND IT WAS JUST

BY TELEPHONE, HE WASN'T EVEN

THERE, AND HE SAID, YOU KNOW,

I FEEL LIKE GOD IS TELLING ME

THAT IN THREE DAYS, SHE'S

GOING TO START TO GET BETTER.

AND THAT'S ACTUALLY WHAT

HAPPENED. IN THREE DAYS WAS

WHEN I STARTED TO SIT UP.

I LIKE TO SAY GOD HAD AN ANSWER.

HE HAD A BONE MARROW DONOR

THAT HAD SIGNED UP ON THE RED

CROSS INTERNATIONAL REGISTRY

BEFORE THAT AND HE WAS A

PERFECT MATCH. MY DONOR'S NAME

IS ANDY AND HE LIVES IN ENGLAND.

HE'S A COMPUTER TEACHER AT A

LOW-INCOME SCHOOL AND HIS

WIFE IS A SPECIAL NEEDS WORKER

AND THEY'RE JUST KIND-HEARTED

PEOPLE. AND VERY UNASSUMING.

HOW DO YOU SAY THANK YOU TO

SOMEBODY WHO SAVES YOUR LIFE?

ALTHOUGH YOU WALK THROUGH

DARKNESS, YOU WALK THROUGH A

SHADOW, YOU'RE NEVER ALONE.

THAT GOD WHO MADE THE

UNIVERSE, KNOWS YOUR NAME. THE

LOVE THAT MADE THE ROSES BLOOM,

UNFOLDS YOUR DREAMS. HE SEES

EVERY FEAR IN YOUR EYES.

YOU'RE NEVER ALONE.

WOW, WHAT A POWERFUL

TESTIMONY. LIKE JOB OF OLD,

THOUGH HE SLAY ME, YET WELL I

TRUST HIM.

REALLY AMAZING. YOU KNOW,

WE NEVER KNOW WHEN WE'RE

GOING TO GET SOME KIND OF

DIAGNOSIS OR SOME SORT OF

STRATEGY THAT COMES AGAINST

US IN OUR LIVES AND BRINGS

FEAR, DEBILITATING FEAR, INTO

OUR LIVES. YOU KNOW, AND I

THINK OF SHEILA AND I WONDER

HOW WOULD I FEEL IF I WAS TOLD

THAT MAYBE I ONLY HAVE THREE

DAYS TO LIVE. AND THAT THE

FAMILY SHOULD BE CALLED IN TO

SAY GOODBYE. WHAT DO YOU DO

WITH A MESSAGE LIKE THAT?

WHAT KIND OF FEAR IS JUST BUILT

INSIDE OF YOU AND YOU JUST

DON'T KNOW WHAT THE ANSWER IS

OR HOW YOU'RE GOING TO COME OUT

OF THIS. DO YOU KNOW WHAT

DEUTERONOMY 31:6 SAYS? I LOVE

THIS VERSE. IT SAYS, BE STRONG

AND COURAGEOUS AND FIRM. FEAR

NOT NOR BE IN TERROR BEFORE

THEM FOR IT IS THE LORD YOUR

GOD WHO GOES WITH YOU. HE

WILL NOT FAIL YOU OR FORSAKE

YOU. DO YOU HEAR THAT TODAY?

I DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU'RE GOING

THROUGH. BUT THE WORD OF GOD

SAYS, THAT THE LORD WILL NOT

FAIL YOU. HE WILL NOT FORSAKE

YOU. IN THOSE DESPERATE TIMES

WHEN YOU FEEL ALONE AND YOU'VE

HEARD A BAD WORD OR YOU'VE

HAD A LOSS OR YOU'VE HAD A

BETRAYAL OR YOU'VE HAD AN

EMOTIONAL IMPACT THAT IS REALLY

DEBILITATING, GOD IS WITH YOU.

JESUS IS WITH YOU. THE HOLY

SPIRIT STANDS READY TO BE YOUR

FRIEND WHO STAYS CLOSER THAN A

BROTHER. DO NOT BE FULL OF

DEBILITATING FEAR. DO YOU KNOW

HOW WE FIGHT FEAR? WE RISE UP

IN FAITH. TAKE THE WORD OF GOD

AND START READING IT OUT LOUD.

JUST OPEN IT. OPEN IT TO

PSALMS AND BEGIN READING.

IT WILL NOT TAKE A LONG TIME

BEFORE YOU BEGIN TAKING IN

THOSE WORDS OF LIFE THAT WILL

REPLACE THAT FEAR. THE ENEMY

IS A LIAR. HE IS THE AUTHOR OF

FEAR AND HE IS NOT TO BE

ADHERED TO. GOD IS YOUR ROCK.

AMEN. IF YOU WANT TO KNOW

WHERE TO GO, JOB, HE WAS A MAN

JUST LIKE SHEILA ANN AND YOU

KNOW WHAT HAPPENED? GOD TOLD

THE DEVIL, THE ACCUSER OF THE

BROTHERIN, HAVE YOU SEEN ANYONE

LIKE THIS? IN OTHER WORDS, GOD

KNOWS WHAT IS INSIDE OF YOU.

AND HE KNOWS YOU'RE NOT GOING

TO COLLAPSE IN A TOUGH TIME.

I HAVE SOMETHING I WOULD LOVE

TO PUT INTO YOUR HAND. WHAT

SHE FOUND OUT, A WORSHIPPER

UNDERSTANDS THIS TRUTH. NAKED

I CAME INTO THE WORLD, NAKED I

SHALL LEAVE. THE LORD GIVES.

THE LORD TAKETH AWAY. BUT WATCH

WHERE WORSHIP COMES IN.

BLESSED BE THE LORD. I DON'T

KNOW WHAT YOU'RE GOING THROUGH

RIGHT NOW, BUT IF YOU NEED SOME

HELP IN YOUR PRAYER LIGHT,

THIS IS THE TIME FOR ANSWERED

PRAYER. AND I WANT TO PRAY

WITH YOU BECAUSE IT'S WORKING

FOR YOUR GOOD. THERE WILL BE

DOUBLE FOR YOUR TROUBLE. AND

GOD IS GOING TO GET THE GLORY.

FATHER, RIGHT NOW FOR THAT MAN

AND THAT WOMAN, FOR THAT FAMILY

FOR THAT SINGLE, WE ASK YOU, WE

BLEND FAITH IN ASKING IN JESUS'

NAME, LET YOUR POWER BE SEEN.

IN JESUS' NAME. AMEN.

AMEN. IF YOU JUST PRAYED

THAT PRAYER WITH BRIAN, WOULD

YOU CALL US AT 1-855-759-0700.

WE SURE DO LOOK FORWARD TO

SEEING YOU AGAIN NEXT TIME.

IT'S WORKING FOR YOUR GOOD.

UNTIL NEXT TIME, I'M BRIAN

WARREN.

I'M LAURA LYNN TYLER

THOMPSON. HAVE A WONDERFUL

DAY, CANADA.

GOD BLESS.

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