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  • THIS PRESENTATIONIS BROUGHT TO YOU
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  • BY THE FRIENDSOF THE AMAZING FACTS MINISTRY.
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  • IT'S THE MOST READ BOOKIN THE WORLD,
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  • SELLING CLOSETO 4 BILLION COPIES
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  • OVER THE PAST 50 YEARS.
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  • THE BIBLE IS AN AMAZING BOOK,UNLIKE ANY OTHER.
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  • ALTHOUGH IT WAS WRITTEN OVERA PERIOD OF AROUND 1.500 YEARS
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  • BY 40 DIFFERENT PEOPLEON THREE CONTINENTS,
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  • THE BIBLE MAINTAINSINCREDIBLE HARMONY
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  • THROUGHOUT ITS 66 BOOKS.
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  • A LONG LIST OF BIBLEPREDICTIONS HAVE COME TO PASS
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  • THAT CONFIRMS SCRIPTURESARE DIVINELY INSPIRED,
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  • BUT NONE OF THEMWERE DRAMATICALLY FULFILLED
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  • THAN 125 PROPHECIESABOUT THE MESSIAH
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  • THAT WERE FULFILLEDTO PERFECTION
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  • IN THE LIFE OF JESUS.
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  • VARIOUS OLD TESTAMENT BOOKSPREDICT WITH GREAT PRECISION,
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  • THE PLACE OF HIS BIRTH,
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  • HIS TRIAL, THE MANNEROF HIS CRUCIFIXION,
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  • THE TIMING OF HIS RESURRECTION,
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  • AND MANY OTHER ASPECTSOF HIS LIFE.
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  • ONE THING IS FOR CERTAIN,THE DOZENS OF PROPHECIES
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  • AND PREDICTIONS ABOUT HIS LIFE
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  • COULD NEVER HAVE HAPPENEDBY CHANCE ALONE.
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  • JESUS IS THE BIBLE'SCENTRAL FIGURE, BUT WHO IS HE?
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  • AND HOW IS YOUR LIFEAFFECTED BY HIS?
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  • JOIN ME NOW,AS WE TAKE A CLOSER LOOK
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  • AT THIS HERO OF REVELATION.
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  • OUR PRESENTATIONTONIGHT DEALING
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  • WITH THE HERO OF REVELATION
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  • IS PART OF OUR PROPHECYENCOUNTER SERIES.
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  • THIS IS REALLY A NEW SERIES,WE CALL IT PROPHECY ENCOUNTER
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  • BECAUSE WE'RE HOPING THATTHROUGH THE STUDY OF PROPHECY
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  • THAT PEOPLE WILL ENCOUNTERTHE HERO OF REVELATION.
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  • AND I THINKWE ALL KNOW WHO THAT IS.
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  • MATTER OF FACT, IF YOU READTHE FIRST WORDS IN REVELATION,
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  • IT'S NOT A REVELATIONOF THE BEAST,
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  • IT'S NOT A REVELATIONOF THE ANTICHRIST.
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  • PEOPLE SAY, "I WANT TO READ
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  • ABOUT THE ANTICHRISTIN REVELATION."
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  • ARE YOU AWARETHE WORD ANTICHRIST
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  • DOES NOT APPEARIN THE BOOK OF REVELATION?
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  • IT'S IN THE LETTERS OF JOHN.
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  • THE BOOK OF REVELATIONIS ABOUT JESUS.
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  • HE IS THE CENTRAL FIGURE,
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  • BUT NOT JUST THE BOOKOF REVELATION.
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  • THE WHOLE BIBLE IS ABOUT JESUS
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  • AS YOU'LL DISCOVERIN OUR STUDY TONIGHT.
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  • FIRST VERSE, REVELATION 1:1,
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  • "THE REVELATIONOF JESUS CHRIST,
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  • WHICH GOD GAVE TO HIMTO SHOW HIS SERVANTS THINGS
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  • WHICH MUST SHORTLYCOME TO PASS."
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  • SO THE BOOK OF REVELATIONAND THE THINGS
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  • WE'RE GOING TO STUDYIN REVELATION,
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  • BIBLE TELLS US WAYBACK IN THE TIME OF CHRIST
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  • THEY WERE ABOUTTO COME TO PASS.
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  • SO THE PROPHECY AT LEAST BEGINSDURING THE TIME OF CHRIST
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  • AND CARRIES ON UNTIL,OF COURSE,
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  • WE'RE IN HEAVEN IF YOU READREVELATION 21 AND 22.
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  • THERE ARE OVER300 OLD TESTAMENT PROPHECIES
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  • THAT PROVIDE A NUMBER
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  • OF PRECISEIDENTIFYING CHARACTERISTICS
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  • REGARDING THE MESSIAH.
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  • A LOT OF PEOPLE IN THE WORLDTHINK THAT JESUS WAS JUST ONE
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  • OF MANY RELIGIOUS LEADERS.
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  • YOU CANNOT REALLY BELIEVETHAT AND BE A CHRISTIAN.
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  • BIBLE SAYS, "THERE ISNO OTHER NAME GIVEN AMONG MEN
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  • WHEREBY WE MUST BE SAVED."
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  • JESUS IS NOT JUST ANOTHERRELIGIOUS TEACHER.
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  • GOD BECAME A MAN.
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  • IT'S CALLED THE INCARNATIONIN CHRIST TO SAVE US
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  • AND WE NEED TO KNOW WHO HE IS.
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  • THE CHRISTIAN RELIGIONIS ALL ABOUT JESUS
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  • AND YOU NEED TO KNOWWHO HE IS.
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  • THE WHOLE BIBLE TELLS USABOUT THAT.
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  • WE'RE GOING TO DELVEINTO SOME OF THESE.
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  • FIRST PROPHECYIS IN THE BOOK OF GENESIS.
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  • GENESIS 3:15.
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  • THIS IS AFTER ADAMAND EVE SINNED
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  • AND GOD THEN,SPEAKING TO ADAM AND EVE,
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  • AND BECAUSE OF THE SERPENTWAS THE MEDIUM
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  • THROUGH WHICH LUCIFER SPOKE,
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  • GOD SAID"AND I WILL PUT ENMITY,"
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  • THAT'S WHEREYOU GET THE WORD ENEMY.
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  • IT MEANS THERE IS ANIMOSITY,THERE IS FRICTION,
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  • THERE IS A POLAR RESISTANCE,"BETWEEN YOU AND THE WOMAN,"
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  • BETWEEN THE SERPENTAND THE WOMAN.
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  • THAT COMES UP IN REVELATION,SO I WANT YOU TO NOTE THAT,
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  • "BETWEEN YOUR SEED,"THE SEED OF THE SERPENT,
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  • "AND HER SEED," THE SEEDOR THE OFFSPRING OF THE WOMAN.
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  • THE SEED OF THE WOMAN,
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  • IT'S TALKING ABOUTIS THE MESSIAH.
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  • GOES ON TO SAY, "AND HE,"THE SEED OF THE WOMAN
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  • "WILL BRUISE YOUR HEAD."
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  • CHRIST WOULD BRUISETHE HEAD OF THE SERPENT,
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  • AND YOU SHALL BRUISE HIS HEEL."
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  • THE PROGRESS OR THE WALKOF THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH
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  • HAS BEEN IMPEDED,
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  • SLOWED BY THE WORKOF THE DEVIL.
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  • THERE IS A BATTLE IN THIS WORLDBETWEEN GOOD AND EVIL,
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  • BETWEEN THE WOMANAND THE SERPENT
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  • THAT CARRIESALL THE WAY THROUGH.
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  • YOU READ IN REVELATION 12,
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  • WE DON'T HAVE TO GUESSWHO THE SERPENT IS.
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  • "SO THAT GREAT DRAGONWAS CAST OUT,
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  • THE SERPENT OF OLDCALLED THE DEVIL AND SATAN,
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  • WHO DECEIVES THE WHOLE WORLD."
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  • HOW MUCH OF THE WORLDDOES HE DECEIVE?
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  • THE WHOLE WORLD.
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  • SO WHERE DID JESUS COME FROM?
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  • THAT'SA VERY IMPORTANT QUESTION.
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  • IS HE JUST A MAN?
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  • WAS HE BORN LIKE OTHER MEN?
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  • CHRIST MADE SOME PRETTYBOLD CLAIMS.
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  • FOR ONE THING,HE SAID IN JOHN 6:38,
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  • "FOR I HAVE COME DOWNFROM HEAVEN..."
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  • WELL, NOT EVERYBODY SAYS THAT.
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  • I MEAN, IF YOU MEETSOMEBODY THAT SAYS,
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  • "I'VE COME FROM HEAVEN"AND YOU KNOW THE BIBLE,
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  • WE TALKED A LITTLE LAST NIGHT
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  • ABOUT PEOPLEWHO CLAIM TO BE CHRIST.
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  • AND THERE IS SOMEPROMINENT CHARACTERS
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  • THAT CLAIMED TO BE JESUS
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  • BUT THERE'S ALSO SOME THATARE LOCKED UP HERE AND THERE.
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  • AND I MET SOMEBODY ONCETHAT CLAIMED TO BE JESUS
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  • THAT I'LL NEVER FORGET
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  • BECAUSE I WAS BY MYSELF UPIN THE MOUNTAINS.
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  • I LIVED IN A CAVE BACK THEN.
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  • I WAS A HERMITFOR ABOUT A YEAR AND A HALF
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  • AND I WAS ALL BY MYSELF.
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  • AND A HIKER CAME BY THE CAVEAND THAT WAS NOT THAT UNUSUAL,
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  • I'D SEE PEOPLEFROM TIME TO TIME.
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  • HE STAYEDAND HE VISITED FOR A LITTLE BIT
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  • THEN SAID HE WAS JESUS.
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  • AND AT FIRST I THOUGHT,
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  • "I'VE GOT SOME SPANISH FRIENDSNAMED JESUS, MAYBE THAT'S..."
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  • HE DIDN'T LOOK SPANISH.
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  • AND THEN HE SAID,"NO I AM CHRIST."
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  • HE SAID, "MY NAMEIS MICHAEL DAVID HARPER".
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  • THEY SAID,"THAT'S MY EARTHLY NAME,
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  • BUT I'VE COME FROM HEAVEN."
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  • WELL, I'LL TELL YOU,IT'S A LITTLE SPOOKY
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  • WHEN YOU'RE BY YOURSELFUP THE HILLS
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  • AND YOU MEET SOMEBODYTHAT SAYS,
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  • "I'M JESUS, AND I HAVE COME."
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  • AND I WASN'T QUITE SUREWHAT TO SAY
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  • BECAUSE, YOU KNOW, I JUSTSTARTED READING THE BIBLE.
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  • I THOUGHT,"WELL, IF IT IS JESUS,
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  • I'VE GOT A LOT OF QUESTIONS.
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  • AND IF IT IS JESUS, I DON'TWANT TO SHOW A LACK OF FAITH
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  • AND HURT HIS FEELINGS."
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  • I MEAN,ALL KINDS OF CRAZY THINGS
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  • ARE GOING THROUGHYOUR HEAD, YOU KNOW?
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  • AND I DIDN'T WANTTO MAKE HIM MAD,
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  • WHETHER HE WAS JESUSOR WASN'T JESUS.
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  • I DIDN'T WANT.
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  • AND SO I SAID,"WELL, THE BIBLE SAYS
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  • THAT WHEN YOU COME
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  • THAT EVERYBODYIS GOING TO SEE YOU,
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  • IT WILL BE LIKE LIGHTNING".
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  • HE SAYS, "THAT'S TRUE."
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  • HE SAYS, YOU KNOW,"BUT I'M COMING SPECIALLY
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  • TO PREPARESOME OTHER PEOPLE EARLY."
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  • AND HE HAD LIKE AN ANSWERFOR EVERYTHING,
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  • HE KNEW THE BIBLEAND HE STAYED WITH ME
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  • FOR TWO OR THREE DAYS
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  • AND ATE ALL MY FOODSO I KNEW HE WASN'T JESUS
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  • AND HE DIDN'T CLEAN UP AND...
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  • AND I SAW HIMA WEEK OR SO LATER
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  • AND HE ACTUALLYHAD FOUND AN APOSTLE.
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  • SOME GUY WAS FOLLOWING HIMAROUND SAYING, "THIS IS JESUS".
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  • AND THEN I SAW HIMA FEW WEEKS LATER,
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  • WE LIVEDON THE STREETS BACK THEN
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  • WHEN I WASN'T UP IN THE CAVE
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  • AND HE WAS MISSING A TOOTH
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  • BECAUSE HE HADGOT INTO A FIGHT.
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  • I FELT SO MUCH BETTER
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  • BECAUSE I KNOW JESUSHAS ALL HIS TEETH.
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  • BUT YOU KNOW YOU MEET
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  • ALL KINDS OF STRANGE PEOPLEOUT THERE.
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  • WELL, SO, WHEN JESUS SAID,"I'VE COME DOWN FROM HEAVEN"
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  • AND THEN HE TOLD PILATEIN JOHN 18:36,
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  • "MY KINGDOMIS NOT OF THIS WORLD."
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  • "I AM FROM OUT OF THIS WORLD."
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  • WELL, WHAT IS HE,AN EXTRATERRESTRIAL?
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  • WHERE DID JESUS COME FROM?
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  • HE'S MAKING SOME BOLD CLAIMS.
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  • AND SO WE NEEDTO EVALUATE THAT.
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  • DID JESUS CLAIM DIVINITY?
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  • DID HE CLAIM TO BE GOD?
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  • IN A WORD, YES.
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  • AND HERE'S SOME VERSESTHAT ILLUSTRATE THAT.
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  • JOHN 8:58, "JESUS SAID TO THEM,
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  • 'MOST ASSUREDLY I SAY TO YOUBEFORE ABRAHAM WAS, I AM.'"
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  • NOW, YOU MIGHT BE THINKING,
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  • "WELL, THAT DOESN'T MEANHE WAS CLAIMING TO BE GOD."
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  • THE JEWS WHO WERE LISTENINGTO HIM THAT DAY BELIEVED
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  • HE WAS CLAIMING TO BE GODBECAUSE GOD SAID TO MOSES,
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  • "I AM THAT I AM."
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  • THAT WAS A TITLE FOR GOD,THE SELF-EXISTENT ONE.
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  • THEY TOOK UP STONESTO STONE HIM FOR BLASPHEMY
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  • CLAIMING TO BE GODAND JESUS DID NOT RETRACT THAT.
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  • AND HE SAID, YOU KNOW,"BEFORE ABRAHAM WAS,"
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  • HE SAYS, "I PREEXISTED."
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  • AND THEN YOU CAN READ AGAININ JOHN 17:18,
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  • "THEREFORE MY FATHER LOVES ME,BECAUSE I LAY DOWN MY LIFE
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  • THAT I MIGHT TAKE IT AGAIN."
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  • AND NOT TOO MANY PEOPLELAY DOWN THEIR LIVES
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  • AND TAKE IT AGAIN.
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  • HE SAYS,"NO ONE TAKES IT FROM ME.
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  • I AM LAYING IT DOWNAND I'M TAKING IT UP."
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  • AND THEN HE GOES ONAND HE SAYS IN MARK 2:10,
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  • "THE SON OF MAN HAS POWERON EARTH TO FORGIVE SINS."
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  • AND YOU CAN READWHERE IT SAYS,
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  • "GOD AND GOD ONLYCAN FORGIVE SINS."
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  • AND SO, THERE'S A LOT OF WAYS
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  • THAT JESUS EXPLAINEDHE HAD DIVINE PREROGATIVES.
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  • DON'T FORGET TO REQUEST TODAY'SLIFE CHANGING FREE RESOURCE.
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  • NOT ONLY CAN YOU RECEIVETHIS FREE GIFT IN THE MAIL,
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  • YOU CAN DOWNLOAD A DIGITAL COPY
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  • STRAIGHT TO YOUR COMPUTEROR MOBILE DEVICE.
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  • AND BE SURE TO SELECTTHE DIGITAL DOWNLOAD OPTION
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  • ON THE REQUEST PAGE.
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  • IT'S NOW EASIERTHAN EVER FOR YOU
  • 00:09:11.233 --> 00:09:12.868
  • TO STUDY GOD'S WORDWITH AMAZING FACTS,
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  • WHEREVER AND WHENEVER YOU WANT,
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  • AND MOST IMPORTANT,TO SHARE IT WITH OTHERS.
  • 00:09:17.473 --> 00:09:19.976
  • SO HOW DO WE DETERMINE.
  • 00:09:22.111 --> 00:09:23.779
  • WHERE DO WE GO TO FIND OUT?
  • 00:09:23.813 --> 00:09:25.548
  • THE BIBLE TELLS US AND JESUSHIMSELF SAID IN JOHN 5:39,
  • 00:09:25.581 --> 00:09:30.152
  • "SEARCH THE SCRIPTURES,
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  • IN THEM YOU THINKYOU HAVE ETERNAL LIFE,"
  • 00:09:31.621 --> 00:09:33.422
  • HE SAID, "THESE ARETHEY THAT TESTIFY OF ME."
  • 00:09:33.456 --> 00:09:37.226
  • NOW WHEN JESUS SAID THAT,
  • 00:09:37.259 --> 00:09:38.561
  • HOW MUCH NEW TESTAMENTWAS WRITTEN?
  • 00:09:38.594 --> 00:09:40.429
  • NONE.NONE.
  • 00:09:40.463 --> 00:09:42.465
  • AND SO, LET ME SEEIF I CAN ILLUSTRATE SOMETHING
  • 00:09:42.498 --> 00:09:44.533
  • AND I AM GLADTO SEE SOME OF YOU
  • 00:09:44.567 --> 00:09:45.868
  • BROUGHT YOUR BIBLES HERE.I'M GOING TO QUICKLY...
  • 00:09:45.901 --> 00:09:47.670
  • OH, GOOD,I'VE FOUND IT RIGHT AWAY.
  • 00:09:47.703 --> 00:09:49.939
  • THIS IS YOUR BIBLE,I'VE DIVIDED IT
  • 00:09:49.972 --> 00:09:51.707
  • JUST VISUALLYSO YOU GET A ROUGH IDEA.
  • 00:09:51.741 --> 00:09:54.043
  • YOU KNOW, THERE'SSOME CONTENTS AND CONCORDANCE
  • 00:09:54.076 --> 00:09:56.178
  • AND STUFF IN THE FRONTAND THE BACK,
  • 00:09:56.212 --> 00:09:57.813
  • BUT APPROXIMATELYTHREE QUARTERS OF THE BIBLE,
  • 00:09:57.847 --> 00:10:00.950
  • OLD TESTAMENT,THIS IS WRITTEN BEFORE JESUS.
  • 00:10:00.983 --> 00:10:04.253
  • MATTER OF FACT, THE LAST BOOKMALACHI IN THE OLD TESTAMENT
  • 00:10:04.286 --> 00:10:06.689
  • WAS WRITTEN ABOUT 400 YEARSBEFORE JESUS WAS BORN.
  • 00:10:06.722 --> 00:10:09.992
  • SO THERE'S A NICE SPREADBETWEEN THE TWO.
  • 00:10:10.026 --> 00:10:12.061
  • AND THEN YOU GETTO THE NEW TESTAMENT,
  • 00:10:12.094 --> 00:10:13.763
  • IT TALKS ABOUT THE BIRTHOF JESUS CHRIST.
  • 00:10:13.796 --> 00:10:16.699
  • FIRST WORDS IN REVELATION ARETHE REVELATION OF JESUS CHRIST.
  • 00:10:16.732 --> 00:10:19.301
  • FIRST WORDSIN THE NEW TESTAMENT,
  • 00:10:19.335 --> 00:10:20.670
  • THE GENEALOGY OF JESUS CHRIST.
  • 00:10:20.703 --> 00:10:23.239
  • SO IT TELLS ABOUTTHE COMING OF THE MESSIAH.
  • 00:10:23.272 --> 00:10:25.841
  • THE OLD TESTAMENT FORETELLSWHEN THE SAVIOR WOULD COME,
  • 00:10:25.875 --> 00:10:28.811
  • WHEN GOD WOULD BECOME A MAN.
  • 00:10:28.844 --> 00:10:31.047
  • AND A LOT OF THE OLD TESTAMENTIS TALKING ABOUT CHRIST.
  • 00:10:31.080 --> 00:10:34.250
  • THERE ARE HUNDREDSOF PROPHECIES.
  • 00:10:34.283 --> 00:10:35.751
  • SO WE'RE GOING TO BE LOOKINGNOW AT A LOT OF PROPHECIES HERE
  • 00:10:35.785 --> 00:10:39.622
  • THAT WERE WRITTEN HUNDREDS,IN SOME CASES,
  • 00:10:39.655 --> 00:10:41.524
  • MORE THAN A THOUSAND YEARSBEFORE CHRIST WAS BORN,
  • 00:10:41.557 --> 00:10:44.460
  • AND THEN WE'RE GOINGTO SEE HERE
  • 00:10:44.493 --> 00:10:46.128
  • THAT EXACTLYWHAT WAS FORETOLD HAPPENED.
  • 00:10:46.162 --> 00:10:49.465
  • AND THIS IS ONE REASON
  • 00:10:49.498 --> 00:10:50.800
  • I THINK THIS IS NOT JUSTWHITE PAGES AND BLACK INK.
  • 00:10:50.833 --> 00:10:53.769
  • I BELIEVE THE BIBLE
  • 00:10:53.803 --> 00:10:55.104
  • IS A SUPERNATURALCORRESPONDENCE WITH HUMANITY
  • 00:10:55.137 --> 00:10:59.008
  • AND GOD HAS DONESOMETHING MIRACULOUSLY
  • 00:10:59.041 --> 00:11:01.277
  • TO PROTECT THIS BOOK.
  • 00:11:01.310 --> 00:11:02.945
  • SO WE'RE GOINGTO LOOK IN THE BIBLE.
  • 00:11:02.978 --> 00:11:04.280
  • FURTHERMORE, LUKE 24:27, JESUS,
  • 00:11:04.313 --> 00:11:09.618
  • WHEN HE WAS TALKINGTO THE TWO DISCIPLES
  • 00:11:09.652 --> 00:11:11.187
  • ON THE ROAD TO EMMAUS,
  • 00:11:11.220 --> 00:11:13.089
  • HE SAID, "HE EXPOUNDEDUNTO THEM BEGINNING AT MOSES
  • 00:11:13.122 --> 00:11:16.859
  • AND ALL THE PROPHETSHE EXPOUNDED TO THEM
  • 00:11:16.892 --> 00:11:19.228
  • IN ALL OF THE SCRIPTURES
  • 00:11:19.261 --> 00:11:20.963
  • THE THINGS CONCERNING HIMSELF."
  • 00:11:20.996 --> 00:11:23.132
  • SO JESUS GAVE A BIBLE STUDYTO THESE TWO DISCIPLES
  • 00:11:23.165 --> 00:11:25.835
  • AND HE SHOWED THEMTHROUGH ALL OF THE SCRIPTURES,
  • 00:11:25.868 --> 00:11:28.504
  • PRIOR TO THE NEW TESTAMENT,THINGS CONCERNING HIMSELF.
  • 00:11:28.537 --> 00:11:31.373
  • AND YOU'RE GOING TO SEE
  • 00:11:31.407 --> 00:11:32.708
  • THAT JESUSIS ALL THE WAY THROUGH THERE.
  • 00:11:32.742 --> 00:11:34.910
  • I'VE BEEN TO CHURCHES BEFOREWHERE THEY SUPPLY A BIBLE
  • 00:11:34.944 --> 00:11:37.613
  • AND ALL THEY HAVEIS A NEW TESTAMENT.
  • 00:11:37.646 --> 00:11:39.315
  • THEY SAY, "WELL,WE'RE A NEW TESTAMENT CHURCH,
  • 00:11:39.348 --> 00:11:40.883
  • WE DON'T,THAT'S THE OLD COVENANT."
  • 00:11:40.916 --> 00:11:42.685
  • YOU CAN'T UNDERSTANDTHE NEW TESTAMENT
  • 00:11:42.718 --> 00:11:45.154
  • WITHOUT THE OLD TESTAMENT.
  • 00:11:45.187 --> 00:11:47.223
  • IT'S THE MOONTHAT THE WOMAN STANDS ON,
  • 00:11:47.256 --> 00:11:51.193
  • THOUGH SHE IS CLOTHED WITHTHE SUN OF THE NEW TESTAMENT,
  • 00:11:51.227 --> 00:11:53.496
  • IT'S THE FOUNDATION.
  • 00:11:53.529 --> 00:11:54.930
  • THE OLD TESTAMENTIS SO IMPORTANT
  • 00:11:54.964 --> 00:11:56.565
  • TO UNDERSTAND THE NEW.
  • 00:11:56.599 --> 00:11:58.601
  • AND AGAIN, HEBREWS 10:7,"HE SAID, 'BEHOLD, I COME.
  • 00:11:58.634 --> 00:12:03.005
  • IN THE VOLUME OF THE BOOKIT IS WRITTEN OF ME
  • 00:12:03.038 --> 00:12:06.041
  • TO DO YOUR WILL, O GOD."
  • 00:12:06.075 --> 00:12:07.376
  • SO THE WHOLE BIBLEIS TELLING US ABOUT JESUS.
  • 00:12:07.409 --> 00:12:10.880
  • DOES PROPHECY FORETELLTHE MESSIAH'S FAMILY TREE?
  • 00:12:10.913 --> 00:12:15.417
  • AND THE ANSWER IS,ABSOLUTELY YES.
  • 00:12:15.451 --> 00:12:18.220
  • FOR ONE THING, GOD TOLD ABRAHAM
  • 00:12:18.254 --> 00:12:21.457
  • HE WAS CALLING HIMFROM MESOPOTAMIA.
  • 00:12:21.490 --> 00:12:24.426
  • HE SAID,"THROUGH YOUR DESCENDANTS,
  • 00:12:24.460 --> 00:12:26.729
  • THE MESSIAH WOULD COME."
  • 00:12:26.762 --> 00:12:28.063
  • AND YOU FIND THATIN GENESIS 12:3,
  • 00:12:28.097 --> 00:12:30.466
  • "IN YOU SHALL ALL THE FAMILIESOF THE EARTH BE BLESSED."
  • 00:12:30.499 --> 00:12:34.436
  • THROUGH YOUR DESCENDANTS
  • 00:12:34.470 --> 00:12:35.771
  • THAT THE MESSIAH WOULD COMETHROUGH THE HEBREW LINE.
  • 00:12:35.805 --> 00:12:38.808
  • NOW YOU REALIZE, A JEWAND A HEBREW IS DIFFERENT.
  • 00:12:38.841 --> 00:12:42.011
  • ABRAHAM HAD MORE CHILDRENTHAN JUST ISAAC
  • 00:12:42.044 --> 00:12:43.979
  • AND ISAAC HAD MORE CHILDRENTHAN JUST JACOB.
  • 00:12:44.013 --> 00:12:46.916
  • AND JACOB HAD MORE CHILDRENTHAN JUST JUDAH.
  • 00:12:46.949 --> 00:12:49.251
  • THE WORD "JEW" KIND OF COMESFROM THE DESCENDANTS OF JUDAH,
  • 00:12:49.285 --> 00:12:51.987
  • PRINCIPALLY.
  • 00:12:52.021 --> 00:12:53.322
  • BUT WE OFTEN USE IT TO TALKABOUT HEBREWS, IN GENERAL.
  • 00:12:53.355 --> 00:12:56.926
  • BUT THE MESSIAHWOULD COME THROUGH
  • 00:12:56.959 --> 00:12:58.928
  • THE DESCENDANTS OF NOTONLY ABRAHAM, BUT ISAAC.
  • 00:12:58.961 --> 00:13:01.430
  • YOU READ IN GENESIS 26:4,IT SAYS
  • 00:13:01.463 --> 00:13:03.966
  • "I WILL GIVE YOUR DESCENDANTSTHESE LANDS,
  • 00:13:03.999 --> 00:13:06.435
  • AND IN YOUR SEEDALL THE NATIONS OF THE WORLD
  • 00:13:06.468 --> 00:13:09.104
  • WOULD BE BLESSED."
  • 00:13:09.138 --> 00:13:10.439
  • BECAUSE JESUS DID NOTJUST COME FOR JEWS, DID HE?
  • 00:13:10.472 --> 00:13:12.708
  • HE CAME TO SAVE EVERYBODY.
  • 00:13:12.741 --> 00:13:14.577
  • "WHOSOEVER WILL"THE PROMISE IS.
  • 00:13:14.610 --> 00:13:17.279
  • HE TOLD THE DISCIPLES,GO TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH.
  • 00:13:17.313 --> 00:13:19.782
  • AND THEN, NOT ONLY DID IT COMEFROM ABRAHAM THROUGH ISAAC,
  • 00:13:19.815 --> 00:13:23.285
  • SEE ABRAHAM ALSO HAD ISHMAEL
  • 00:13:23.319 --> 00:13:25.521
  • AND SEVERAL OTHER CHILDRENTHROUGH KETURAH.
  • 00:13:25.554 --> 00:13:28.023
  • ISAAC ALSO HAD ESAU.
  • 00:13:28.057 --> 00:13:30.726
  • BUT HE SAID THE BLESSINGWOULD COME THROUGH JACOB
  • 00:13:30.759 --> 00:13:33.462
  • AND JACOB PROPHESIED.
  • 00:13:33.495 --> 00:13:35.865
  • YOU SEE THE PROPHECYIN NUMBERS 24:17.
  • 00:13:35.898 --> 00:13:38.300
  • "A STAR WILL COME OUT OF JACOB,
  • 00:13:38.334 --> 00:13:39.869
  • A SCEPTER" A SCEPTER'SWHAT A KING HOLDS,
  • 00:13:39.902 --> 00:13:42.438
  • "WILL RISE OUT OF ISRAEL."
  • 00:13:42.471 --> 00:13:44.206
  • THERE WOULD BE THIS KING,
  • 00:13:44.240 --> 00:13:45.574
  • THE KING OF KINGSTHAT WOULD COME.
  • 00:13:45.608 --> 00:13:47.243
  • BY THE WAY,THAT'S THE PROPHECY, PROBABLY,
  • 00:13:47.276 --> 00:13:48.811
  • THAT THE WISE MEN IN THE EASTWERE READING WHEN THEY CAME
  • 00:13:48.844 --> 00:13:52.481
  • AND FOLLOWED THE STAR.
  • 00:13:52.514 --> 00:13:53.816
  • THE STAR THAT SAID, THERE WASA NEW KING THAT WOULD COME.
  • 00:13:53.849 --> 00:13:57.019
  • AND THEN WHEN HE WAS DYINGTHERE IN GENESIS 49, JACOB,
  • 00:13:57.052 --> 00:14:01.323
  • LATER CALLED ISRAEL,HE PROPHESIED THAT OF HIS SONS,
  • 00:14:01.357 --> 00:14:05.027
  • AND HE HAD 12 SONSAND ONE DAUGHTER,
  • 00:14:05.060 --> 00:14:06.595
  • THE MESSIAH WOULDTHEN BE COMING
  • 00:14:06.629 --> 00:14:08.163
  • SPECIFICALLY THROUGH WHICH ONE?
  • 00:14:08.197 --> 00:14:11.000
  • JUDAH, RIGHT?
  • 00:14:11.033 --> 00:14:13.802
  • YOU ALL WITH ME?YOU ALL KNEW THAT, DIDN'T YOU?
  • 00:14:13.836 --> 00:14:15.838
  • THE MESSIAH WOULD COME THROUGHOF THE 12 SONS OF JACOB,
  • 00:14:15.871 --> 00:14:19.041
  • HE WOULD COME THROUGH JUDAH.
  • 00:14:19.074 --> 00:14:20.376
  • AND HE SAYS THEREIN GENESIS 49,
  • 00:14:20.409 --> 00:14:22.411
  • "THE SCEPTERWILL NOT DEPART FROM JUDAH,
  • 00:14:22.444 --> 00:14:24.780
  • NOR A LAWGIVER FROM BETWEENHIS FEET, UNTIL SHILOH COME,"
  • 00:14:24.813 --> 00:14:28.584
  • THAT MEANS THE KING OF PEACE.
  • 00:14:28.617 --> 00:14:30.619
  • AND UNTO HIM SHALLTHE GATHERING OF THE PEOPLE BE.
  • 00:14:30.653 --> 00:14:33.756
  • SO IT WOULD COME THROUGHTHE TRIBE OF JUDAH.
  • 00:14:33.789 --> 00:14:35.958
  • "THERE WILL COME FORTH A RODFROM THE STEM OF JESSE..."
  • 00:14:35.991 --> 00:14:38.394
  • JESSE WAS THE FATHER OF DAVID.
  • 00:14:38.427 --> 00:14:40.663
  • "AND A BRANCH WILL GROWFROM HIS ROOTS."
  • 00:14:40.696 --> 00:14:42.798
  • IT SAID THE MESSIAH WOULD COMEFROM THE HOUSEHOLD OF DAVID.
  • 00:14:42.831 --> 00:14:45.768
  • "AND THE SPIRIT OF THE LORDWILL REST UPON HIM."
  • 00:14:45.801 --> 00:14:48.671
  • WELL, WHY DOES IT SAY,"THE SPIRIT OF THE LORD?"
  • 00:14:48.704 --> 00:14:51.140
  • THE VERY WORD "MESSIAH"
  • 00:14:51.173 --> 00:14:52.908
  • IN THE OLD TESTAMENTMEANS ANOINTED,
  • 00:14:52.942 --> 00:14:56.845
  • THE WORD CHRIST, CHRISTOS,IT'S GREEK FOR THE ANOINTED.
  • 00:14:56.879 --> 00:15:01.884
  • YOU KNOW,WHEN THEY CHRISTEN A SHIP,
  • 00:15:01.917 --> 00:15:03.852
  • THEY SPLASH THE BOTTLEOF CHAMPAGNE OR WINE ON IT
  • 00:15:03.886 --> 00:15:06.355
  • AND IT'S CALLED A CHRISTENING.
  • 00:15:06.388 --> 00:15:08.257
  • AN ANOINTING MEANSTO SHOWER SOMETHING.
  • 00:15:08.290 --> 00:15:11.193
  • JESUS WAS TO BE SHOWEREDWITH THE HOLY SPIRIT OF GOD
  • 00:15:11.226 --> 00:15:15.264
  • AND THEY CALLED HIMTHE ANOINTED
  • 00:15:15.297 --> 00:15:17.099
  • THAT CAME THROUGHTHE DESCENDANTS OF DAVID.
  • 00:15:17.132 --> 00:15:20.302
  • NOW YOU GOTO THE NEW TESTAMENT
  • 00:15:20.336 --> 00:15:22.404
  • AND YOU SEE WAS IT FULFILLED?
  • 00:15:22.438 --> 00:15:25.040
  • AND YOU CAN READ IN LUKE 1:26,
  • 00:15:25.074 --> 00:15:27.876
  • "NOW IN THE SIXTH MONTHTHE ANGEL GABRIEL
  • 00:15:27.910 --> 00:15:31.113
  • WAS SENT BY GOD TO A CITYIN GALILEE NAMED NAZARETH..."
  • 00:15:31.146 --> 00:15:35.150
  • WHERE'D THE ANGEL GO?
  • 00:15:35.184 --> 00:15:36.952
  • I WANT YOU TO CATCH THAT
  • 00:15:36.986 --> 00:15:38.287
  • BECAUSE THERE'S GOING TO BEA PROBLEM HERE IN THE MOMENT.
  • 00:15:38.320 --> 00:15:40.856
  • "TO A VIRGINTHAT WAS BETROTHED TO A MAN
  • 00:15:40.889 --> 00:15:42.791
  • WHOSE NAME WAS JOSEPHOF THE HOUSE OF" WHERE?
  • 00:15:42.825 --> 00:15:46.028
  • "HOUSE OF DAVID.
  • 00:15:46.061 --> 00:15:47.363
  • THE VIRGIN'S NAME WAS MARY."
  • 00:15:47.396 --> 00:15:48.697
  • AND THIS ALL SOUNDSLIKE A CHRISTMAS SERMON.
  • 00:15:48.731 --> 00:15:50.099
  • YOU ALL KNOW THIS STORY, RIGHT?
  • 00:15:50.132 --> 00:15:52.468
  • BUT BOTH MARY AND JOSEPHWERE DESCENDANTS FROM DAVID.
  • 00:15:52.501 --> 00:15:55.571
  • YOU FIND THE GENEALOGY OF MARY
  • 00:15:55.604 --> 00:15:57.940
  • GOING THROUGH HER FATHERBACK TO JESUS IN LUKE,
  • 00:15:57.973 --> 00:16:01.744
  • AND THE GENEALOGYFOLLOWS JOSEPH IN MATTHEW.
  • 00:16:01.777 --> 00:16:04.513
  • SO EITHER WAY THEY WEREBOTH DESCENDANTS OF DAVID
  • 00:16:04.546 --> 00:16:09.785
  • AND, FURTHERMORE,IT SAYS THAT JESUS
  • 00:16:09.818 --> 00:16:11.587
  • WOULD COME THROUGHNOT JUST THE HOUSE OF DAVID,
  • 00:16:11.620 --> 00:16:13.522
  • BUT THE MOTHERWOULD BE A VIRGIN.
  • 00:16:13.555 --> 00:16:14.857
  • NOW THAT CERTAINLYIS UNIQUE, RIGHT?
  • 00:16:14.890 --> 00:16:17.292
  • YOU READ THAT PROPHECYIN ISAIAH 7:14,
  • 00:16:17.326 --> 00:16:22.131
  • "BEHOLD A VIRGIN WILL CONCEIVEAND BEAR A SON,
  • 00:16:22.164 --> 00:16:25.300
  • AND THEY'LL CALLHIS NAME IMMANUEL,"
  • 00:16:25.334 --> 00:16:27.936
  • WHICH MEANS GOD WITH US.
  • 00:16:27.970 --> 00:16:30.372
  • JUMP TO THE NEW TESTAMENT.
  • 00:16:30.406 --> 00:16:31.707
  • BY THE WAY,THAT'S WRITTEN 700 YEARS
  • 00:16:31.740 --> 00:16:33.542
  • BEFORE JESUS WAS BORN,
  • 00:16:33.575 --> 00:16:35.277
  • FORETOLD THAT THE MESSIAHWOULD BE BORN OF A VIRGIN.
  • 00:16:35.310 --> 00:16:38.147
  • NOW YOU GO TO THE NEW TESTAMENTAND YOU READ IN MATTHEW 1:18.
  • 00:16:38.180 --> 00:16:42.117
  • IT SAYS THAT, "NOW THE BIRTHOF JESUS WAS AS FOLLOWS:
  • 00:16:42.151 --> 00:16:46.155
  • AFTER HIS MOTHER MARY WASBETROTHED OR ENGAGED TO JOSEPH,
  • 00:16:46.188 --> 00:16:50.092
  • BEFORE THEY CAME TOGETHER,
  • 00:16:50.125 --> 00:16:52.161
  • SHE WAS FOUNDTO BE WITH CHILD."
  • 00:16:52.194 --> 00:16:54.963
  • AND, OF COURSE, WE ALL KNOWABOUT THE VIRGIN BIRTH OF MARY,
  • 00:16:54.997 --> 00:17:00.602
  • VIRGIN BIRTH OF JESUS,BUT MARY WAS THE VIRGIN.
  • 00:17:00.636 --> 00:17:02.938
  • YEAH.
  • 00:17:02.971 --> 00:17:05.707
  • WHAT ABOUTWHERE HE WOULD BE BORN?
  • 00:17:05.741 --> 00:17:07.576
  • DOES THE BIBLE TALKSO WE WOULDN'T HAVE ANY DOUBTS
  • 00:17:07.609 --> 00:17:09.678
  • ABOUT WHO THE SAVIOROF MAN WOULD BE?
  • 00:17:09.711 --> 00:17:12.081
  • NO DOUBTS ABOUTWHEN GOD BECAME A MAN.
  • 00:17:12.114 --> 00:17:13.849
  • WHO IS IT?
  • 00:17:13.882 --> 00:17:15.184
  • IT WASN'T JUST ONE OF MANY WISEMEN OR PROPHETS THROUGH TIME.
  • 00:17:15.217 --> 00:17:18.387
  • IT WAS JESUS.
  • 00:17:18.420 --> 00:17:19.721
  • THE PLACE OF HIS BIRTHIS FORETOLD
  • 00:17:19.755 --> 00:17:21.557
  • IN THE BOOK OF MICAH
  • 00:17:21.590 --> 00:17:22.925
  • ABOUT 600 YEARS BEFORE CHRIST.
  • 00:17:22.958 --> 00:17:25.260
  • HE SPECIFICALLY SAID,"BUT YOU, BETHLEHEM EPHRATHAH,
  • 00:17:25.294 --> 00:17:28.664
  • THOUGH YOU ARE LITTLEAMONG THE THOUSANDS OF JUDAH,
  • 00:17:28.697 --> 00:17:32.000
  • UNTO YOU, YET OUT OF YOUSHALL COME FORTH TO ME
  • 00:17:32.034 --> 00:17:35.137
  • THE ONE WHO IS TO BETHE RULER IN ISRAEL,
  • 00:17:35.170 --> 00:17:37.539
  • WHOSE GOINGS FORTHARE FROM OLD,
  • 00:17:37.573 --> 00:17:39.975
  • EVEN FROM EVERLASTING."
  • 00:17:40.008 --> 00:17:41.810
  • SO IT'S ANOTHER PROPHECY HERE.
  • 00:17:41.844 --> 00:17:43.645
  • WHAT DOES ITTELL US ABOUT JESUS?
  • 00:17:43.679 --> 00:17:45.180
  • HE'S FROM EVERLASTING.
  • 00:17:45.214 --> 00:17:46.815
  • SEE, CHRIST DIDN'T JUST APPEAR
  • 00:17:46.849 --> 00:17:48.617
  • WHEN HE WAS BORN FROMEVERLASTING TO EVERLASTING.
  • 00:17:48.650 --> 00:17:51.353
  • YOU KNOW, IN REVELATION, HE'SREFERRED TO AS THE ETERNAL ONE.
  • 00:17:51.386 --> 00:17:56.592
  • HE'S THE "I AM" THERE.
  • 00:17:56.625 --> 00:17:58.727
  • HE'S THE ONEWHO IS THE FIRST AND THE LAST,
  • 00:17:58.760 --> 00:18:01.663
  • THE ALPHA AND THE OMEGA.
  • 00:18:01.697 --> 00:18:03.765
  • SO CHRIST IS FROM EVERLASTINGTO EVERLASTING.
  • 00:18:03.799 --> 00:18:06.101
  • HE WAS ETERNAL.
  • 00:18:06.135 --> 00:18:07.903
  • AND IT SAYS THATHE'D BE BORN IN BETHLEHEM.
  • 00:18:07.936 --> 00:18:10.539
  • DID THAT HAPPEN?
  • 00:18:10.572 --> 00:18:12.141
  • NOW, WE'VE GOT A PROBLEM.
  • 00:18:12.174 --> 00:18:13.475
  • WHEN THE ANGEL CAME TO MARY,YOU HEARD ME SAY A MINUTE AGO?
  • 00:18:13.509 --> 00:18:16.145
  • WHERE WAS SHE?
  • 00:18:16.178 --> 00:18:18.147
  • GALILEE. AND WHAT CITY?NAZARETH.
  • 00:18:18.180 --> 00:18:21.150
  • I'VE GOT A MAPUP HERE ON THE SCREEN.
  • 00:18:21.183 --> 00:18:22.684
  • NOW YOU'RE GOINGTO SEE NAZARETH
  • 00:18:22.718 --> 00:18:24.019
  • AS THE CROW FLIESABOUT 70 MILES AWAY.
  • 00:18:24.052 --> 00:18:27.256
  • SHE'S GREAT WITH CHILD.
  • 00:18:27.289 --> 00:18:28.590
  • SHE'S A LONG WAY FROM HOME.
  • 00:18:28.624 --> 00:18:29.925
  • HOW ARE WE GOINGTO GET THE MESSIAH BORN,
  • 00:18:29.958 --> 00:18:31.727
  • AS HE'S SUPPOSED TO BE BORN,
  • 00:18:31.760 --> 00:18:33.362
  • IN THE CITY OF DAVID,BETHLEHEM?
  • 00:18:33.395 --> 00:18:35.831
  • WELL, THIS IS ONEOF THE ONLY TIMES IN HISTORY
  • 00:18:35.864 --> 00:18:38.200
  • WE NEED TO THANK A POLITICIANFOR DOING A TAX INCREASE.
  • 00:18:38.233 --> 00:18:43.639
  • CAESAR AUGUSTUS.
  • 00:18:43.672 --> 00:18:45.274
  • LUKE 2:1, ISSUED A DECREE,
  • 00:18:45.307 --> 00:18:49.077
  • "AND IT CAME TO PASSIN THOSE DAYS
  • 00:18:49.111 --> 00:18:50.979
  • THAT THERE WENT OUT A DECREEFROM CAESAR AUGUSTUS
  • 00:18:51.013 --> 00:18:53.582
  • THAT ALL THE WORLDSHOULD BE TAXED
  • 00:18:53.615 --> 00:18:56.051
  • AND THEY HAD TO GO REGISTERFOR THE TAX IN THEIR OWN CITY.
  • 00:18:56.084 --> 00:19:00.455
  • AND JOSEPH ALSOWENT UP FROM GALILEE
  • 00:19:00.489 --> 00:19:03.692
  • OUT OF THE CITY OF NAZARETHINTO JUDEA
  • 00:19:03.725 --> 00:19:06.595
  • THERE TO BE REGISTERED,
  • 00:19:06.628 --> 00:19:08.797
  • TO BE TAXED AND REGISTEREDWITH HIS WIFE,
  • 00:19:08.830 --> 00:19:11.033
  • MARY" OR HIS ESPOUSED WIFE"BEING GREAT WITH CHILD."
  • 00:19:11.066 --> 00:19:15.103
  • AND, OF COURSE, WHILE THEY ARETHERE WE KNOW WHAT HAPPENED.
  • 00:19:15.137 --> 00:19:18.941
  • "AND SO IT WAS,WHILE THEY WERE THERE,
  • 00:19:18.974 --> 00:19:20.642
  • THE DAYS WERE ACCOMPLISHEDTHAT SHE SHOULD BE DELIVERED.
  • 00:19:20.676 --> 00:19:23.445
  • AND SHE BROUGHT FORTHHER FIRSTBORN SON."
  • 00:19:23.478 --> 00:19:26.848
  • AND THIS IS, OF COURSE,FULFILLING THAT THE MESSIAH
  • 00:19:26.882 --> 00:19:28.817
  • WOULD BE BORN IN BETHLEHEM.
  • 00:19:28.850 --> 00:19:30.152
  • WHEN THE SHEPHERDS SAWTHE ANGELS WHERE WERE THEY?
  • 00:19:30.185 --> 00:19:32.588
  • "THERE WERE DWELLINGIN THOSE DAYS
  • 00:19:32.621 --> 00:19:33.922
  • OUTSIDE BETHLEHEM SHEPHERDSWATCHING THEIR FLOCKS."
  • 00:19:33.956 --> 00:19:37.292
  • NOW, YOU KNOWIT'S ALWAYS BEEN AMAZING TO ME,
  • 00:19:37.326 --> 00:19:40.295
  • YOU KNOW WHAT BETHLEHEM MEANS?
  • 00:19:40.329 --> 00:19:43.065
  • BETH MEANS HOUSE.
  • 00:19:43.098 --> 00:19:44.433
  • BETHLEHEM, THAT MEANSHOUSE OF BREAD.
  • 00:19:44.466 --> 00:19:48.036
  • AND JESUSIS THE BREAD OF LIFE.
  • 00:19:48.070 --> 00:19:50.505
  • AND AFTER HE WAS BORN,HE WAS PLACED IN A MANGER.
  • 00:19:50.539 --> 00:19:53.175
  • A MANGER IS A TROUGH FORPUTTING GRAIN FOR THE ANIMALS.
  • 00:19:53.208 --> 00:19:57.312
  • SO HERE YOU'VE GOTTHE BREAD OF LIFE
  • 00:19:57.346 --> 00:19:58.680
  • BORN IN THE HOUSE OF BREADPLACED IN A TROUGH FOR BREAD.
  • 00:19:58.714 --> 00:20:01.984
  • JESUS IS THE BREAD OF LIFE.
  • 00:20:02.017 --> 00:20:05.220
  • "AND SO SHE BROUGHT FORTHHER FIRSTBORN SON,
  • 00:20:05.254 --> 00:20:07.289
  • WRAPPED HIMIN SWADDLING CLOTHES,
  • 00:20:07.322 --> 00:20:09.258
  • AND LAID HIM IN A MANGER,
  • 00:20:09.291 --> 00:20:10.892
  • BECAUSE THERE WAS NO ROOMFOR HIM IN THE INN."
  • 00:20:10.926 --> 00:20:14.463
  • AND AGAIN THE ANGELS SAID"FOR UNTO YOU IS BORN"
  • 00:20:14.496 --> 00:20:17.633
  • THEY TOLD THE SHEPHERDS,"IN THE CITY OF DAVID."
  • 00:20:17.666 --> 00:20:19.968
  • JESUS WOULD BE A DESCENDANT OFDAVID BORN IN THE TOWN OF DAVID
  • 00:20:20.002 --> 00:20:23.505
  • AND IT WAS ALL FORETOLDBY THE PROPHETS,
  • 00:20:23.538 --> 00:20:26.174
  • THE SAVIOR WHO IS CHRISTTHE ANOINTED, THE LORD.
  • 00:20:26.208 --> 00:20:30.345
  • AND WHEN CHRISTWAS A BABY, EIGHT DAYS OLD,
  • 00:20:30.379 --> 00:20:33.315
  • THEY BRING HIM TO THE TEMPLETO BE NAMED AND CIRCUMCISED,
  • 00:20:33.348 --> 00:20:37.486
  • WHICH WAS TECHNICALLYTHE FIRST TIME HE SHED BLOOD.
  • 00:20:37.519 --> 00:20:40.222
  • WHEN THEY CALLEDHIS NAME JESUS,
  • 00:20:40.255 --> 00:20:42.491
  • HE WILL SAVE HIS PEOPLEFROM THEIR SINS.
  • 00:20:42.524 --> 00:20:44.526
  • THE PRIEST THEREIN THE TEMPLE, SIMON,
  • 00:20:44.559 --> 00:20:45.961
  • TOOK HIM UP IN HIS ARMSAND BLESSED HIM.
  • 00:20:45.994 --> 00:20:48.196
  • AND THEY SAID TO HIS MOTHER,
  • 00:20:48.230 --> 00:20:49.531
  • "BEHOLD, THIS CHILDIS DESTINED FOR THE FALL
  • 00:20:49.564 --> 00:20:52.067
  • AND THE RISINGOF MANY IN ISRAEL,
  • 00:20:52.100 --> 00:20:54.102
  • AND FOR A SIGNTHAT WILL BE SPOKEN AGAINST.
  • 00:20:54.136 --> 00:20:56.838
  • YES, A SWORD WILL EVEN PIERCETHROUGH YOUR OWN SOUL,"
  • 00:20:56.872 --> 00:21:00.309
  • FORETELLING, OF COURSE,THE SUFFERINGS
  • 00:21:00.342 --> 00:21:01.843
  • THAT JESUSWOULD BE GOING THROUGH,
  • 00:21:01.877 --> 00:21:03.912
  • "THAT THE THOUGHTS OF MANYHEARTS MIGHT BE REVEALED."
  • 00:21:03.945 --> 00:21:06.915
  • SO EVEN AT THE VERY BEGINNINGMARY WAS GIVEN A PROPHECY
  • 00:21:06.948 --> 00:21:10.218
  • TO LET HER KNOW THAT JESUSWAS COMING, NOT JUST AS A LION,
  • 00:21:10.252 --> 00:21:15.757
  • BUT HE WOULD FIRSTHAVE TO COME AS A LAMB
  • 00:21:15.791 --> 00:21:17.993
  • AND SUFFERFOR THE SINS OF THE WORLD.
  • 00:21:18.026 --> 00:21:20.662
  • WELL, THEN,WHEN CHRIST WAS STILL A CHILD,
  • 00:21:20.696 --> 00:21:24.433
  • THEY'RE LIVING IN BETHLEHEM,
  • 00:21:24.466 --> 00:21:25.767
  • HEROD THE KING WANTEDTO EXTERMINATE JESUS AS A BABY.
  • 00:21:25.801 --> 00:21:29.237
  • YOU KNOW THERE'STHREE TIMES IN THE BIBLE
  • 00:21:29.271 --> 00:21:31.873
  • WHEN THE DEVIL MADE AN EFFORT
  • 00:21:31.907 --> 00:21:33.475
  • TO TRY TO KEEPTHE SAVIOR FROM COMING.
  • 00:21:33.508 --> 00:21:36.178
  • YOU CAN READ ABOUTTHE DEVIL THOUGHT MAYBE
  • 00:21:36.211 --> 00:21:38.313
  • THAT A SAVIOR WAS COMINGWHEN THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL
  • 00:21:38.347 --> 00:21:40.415
  • WERE IN EGYPT.
  • 00:21:40.449 --> 00:21:41.750
  • SO HE WANTED ALL THE BABY BOYSTO BE EXTERMINATED.
  • 00:21:41.783 --> 00:21:46.488
  • AND YET MOSES WAS MIRACULOUSLYSPARED, THE SAVIOR WAS SPARED.
  • 00:21:46.521 --> 00:21:51.259
  • AND THEN DURING THE TIME
  • 00:21:51.293 --> 00:21:52.594
  • OF QUEEN JEZEBEL'SDAUGHTER ATHALIAH,
  • 00:21:52.627 --> 00:21:55.964
  • SHE KILLEDALL OF THE SEED OF DAVID.
  • 00:21:55.997 --> 00:21:58.333
  • AGAIN, THE DEVILTRYING TO KEEP
  • 00:21:58.367 --> 00:21:59.835
  • THE MESSIAH FROM COMING.
  • 00:21:59.868 --> 00:22:02.003
  • BUT, MIRACULOUSLY,JOASH WAS SPARED.
  • 00:22:02.037 --> 00:22:06.007
  • AND THEN, OF COURSE,
  • 00:22:06.041 --> 00:22:07.342
  • DURING THE TIMEWHEN CHRIST WAS A BABY,
  • 00:22:07.376 --> 00:22:08.677
  • HEROD SENT HIS SOLDIERSTO BETHLEHEM
  • 00:22:08.710 --> 00:22:10.045
  • TO KILL ALL THE BABY BOYS,ONCE AGAIN,
  • 00:22:10.078 --> 00:22:12.047
  • TO TRY TO KEEPTHE SAVIOR FROM COMING.
  • 00:22:12.080 --> 00:22:15.183
  • AND JOSEPH WAS WARNEDIN A DREAM TO GO DOWN TO EGYPT
  • 00:22:15.217 --> 00:22:17.519
  • AND YOU READIN THE NEW TESTAMENT
  • 00:22:17.552 --> 00:22:20.021
  • THAT AFTER HE RECEIVEDTHAT WARNING.
  • 00:22:20.055 --> 00:22:21.456
  • HE SAID, "HE AROSEAND HE TOOK THE YOUNG CHILD
  • 00:22:21.490 --> 00:22:23.458
  • AND HIS MOTHER BY NIGHTAND HE DEPARTED FOR EGYPT..."
  • 00:22:23.492 --> 00:22:26.862
  • NOTICE WHAT MATTHEW SAYS,"THAT IT MIGHT BE FULFILLED
  • 00:22:26.895 --> 00:22:29.798
  • WHICH WAS SPOKEN BY THE LORDTHROUGH THE PROPHET SAYING,
  • 00:22:29.831 --> 00:22:32.834
  • 'OUT OF EGYPTI HAVE CALLED MY SON.'"
  • 00:22:32.868 --> 00:22:35.237
  • AND, HERE, HE'S QUOTING HOSEA.
  • 00:22:35.270 --> 00:22:37.739
  • AND SO, EVEN THE NEW TESTAMENTWRITERS, LIKE MATTHEW,
  • 00:22:37.773 --> 00:22:41.643
  • COULD OFTEN SEE HOW JESUS
  • 00:22:41.676 --> 00:22:43.311
  • WAS A FULFILLMENTOF ALL THESE PROPHECIES.
  • 00:22:43.345 --> 00:22:45.814
  • THEY ALL COMBINEDAND CONCENTRATED
  • 00:22:45.847 --> 00:22:47.949
  • AND FOCUSED IN HIS LIFE.
  • 00:22:47.983 --> 00:22:50.118
  • YOU KNOW, I GET EXCITEDWHEN I TALK ABOUT THIS
  • 00:22:50.152 --> 00:22:51.887
  • BECAUSE THERE'SJUST NO QUESTION
  • 00:22:51.920 --> 00:22:53.221
  • THAT JESUSIS WHO HE SAYS HE WAS.
  • 00:22:53.255 --> 00:22:56.458
  • ALL RIGHT, AND THEN YOU CAN SAY
  • 00:22:56.491 --> 00:22:57.793
  • AND HE CAMEWHEN HE WAS A CHILD.
  • 00:22:57.826 --> 00:22:59.628
  • HE MOVED BACK THEN,AFTER EGYPT TO NAZARETH
  • 00:22:59.661 --> 00:23:02.397
  • AND HE WAS SUBJECTTO HIS PARENTS
  • 00:23:02.431 --> 00:23:04.766
  • "THAT IT MIGHT BE FULFILLED
  • 00:23:04.800 --> 00:23:06.234
  • THAT WAS SPOKENOF BY THE PROPHETS,"
  • 00:23:06.268 --> 00:23:07.869
  • ANOTHER PROPHECY,"HE WILL BE CALLED A NAZARENE."
  • 00:23:07.903 --> 00:23:11.640
  • NOW THEY'RE TALKING ABOUTWHEN SAMSON'S PARENTS WERE TOLD
  • 00:23:11.673 --> 00:23:16.211
  • THAT THIS PROMISED CHILDWOULD BE A NAZARENE.
  • 00:23:16.244 --> 00:23:19.147
  • SEVERAL OF THE TYPESIN THE BIBLE,
  • 00:23:19.181 --> 00:23:20.982
  • LIKE SAMUEL AND SAMSON,HAD THE VOW OF A NAZARITE.
  • 00:23:21.016 --> 00:23:25.620
  • TYPICALLY, JESUS IS PAINTEDWITH LONG HAIR.
  • 00:23:25.654 --> 00:23:28.723
  • AND YET, YOU KNOW,THERE'S A SCRIPTURE THAT SAYS
  • 00:23:28.757 --> 00:23:30.358
  • "IT'S A SHAME FOR A MANTO HAVE LONG HAIR."
  • 00:23:30.392 --> 00:23:32.194
  • BUT THE NAZARITES WERENOT SUPPOSED TO CUT THEIR HAIR.
  • 00:23:32.227 --> 00:23:34.930
  • AND SO SOME HAVE WONDERED,
  • 00:23:34.963 --> 00:23:36.264
  • "DID JESUS' PARENTS HAVETHE VOW OF A NAZARITE ON HIM
  • 00:23:36.298 --> 00:23:40.502
  • UP UNTIL HE WAS BAPTIZED?"
  • 00:23:40.535 --> 00:23:42.103
  • BECAUSE A PERSONCOULD HAVE A NAZARITE VOW
  • 00:23:42.137 --> 00:23:44.005
  • FOR A VARYING LENGTH OF TIME.
  • 00:23:44.039 --> 00:23:46.241
  • IT WASN'T NECESSARILYA LIFELONG VOW.
  • 00:23:46.274 --> 00:23:48.810
  • NAZARITES COULD NOT EAT
  • 00:23:48.844 --> 00:23:50.245
  • OR DRINK ANYTHINGFROM THE VINE.
  • 00:23:50.278 --> 00:23:52.414
  • JESUS OBVIOUSLYDRANK GRAPE JUICE.
  • 00:23:52.447 --> 00:23:55.050
  • AND SO, HE MAY HAVEJUST BEEN A NAZARITE
  • 00:23:55.083 --> 00:23:56.785
  • UP UNTIL HIS BAPTISMOR FOLLOWED THAT VOW.
  • 00:23:56.818 --> 00:23:59.688
  • WE'RE NOT SURE
  • 00:23:59.721 --> 00:24:01.022
  • BUT HE'S TYPICALLY PAINTEDWITH LONG HAIR
  • 00:24:01.056 --> 00:24:02.791
  • AND THAT'S ONEOF THE REASONS FOR THAT.
  • 00:24:02.824 --> 00:24:05.193
  • BUT THAT WAS FORETOLD.
  • 00:24:05.227 --> 00:24:06.828
  • "AND THEN HE WENT DOWNWITH HIS PARENTS
  • 00:24:06.862 --> 00:24:08.630
  • AND HE CAME TO NAZARETH,
  • 00:24:08.663 --> 00:24:09.965
  • AND HE WAS SUBJECT TO THEM."
  • 00:24:09.998 --> 00:24:12.267
  • YOU KNOW, THERE'SALL THESE THEORIES THAT SAY,
  • 00:24:12.300 --> 00:24:13.902
  • YOU KNOW, THE REASON JESUSWAS SO BRILLIANT
  • 00:24:13.935 --> 00:24:16.471
  • IS BECAUSE, FROM THE TIMEHE WAS BORN,
  • 00:24:16.505 --> 00:24:19.474
  • HIS PARENTS THEN TOOK HIM
  • 00:24:19.508 --> 00:24:20.809
  • AND HE STUDIED UNDERTHESE WISE GURUS IN INDIA,
  • 00:24:20.842 --> 00:24:25.146
  • OR HE WENT TO EGYPTAND HE STUDIED THERE.
  • 00:24:25.180 --> 00:24:27.082
  • AND THEY'VE GOTALL THESE THEORIES
  • 00:24:27.115 --> 00:24:28.583
  • ABOUT WHERE JESUSGOT HIS GREAT KNOWLEDGE
  • 00:24:28.617 --> 00:24:30.318
  • BECAUSE IT SAYS THATHE WAS UNEDUCATED IN JERUSALEM.
  • 00:24:30.352 --> 00:24:33.788
  • IT TELLS USTHAT HE LEARNED THE SCRIPTURES
  • 00:24:33.822 --> 00:24:36.291
  • RIGHT THEREFROM HIS PARENTS IN HOME.
  • 00:24:36.324 --> 00:24:38.493
  • HE DIDN'T GO OFF
  • 00:24:38.527 --> 00:24:39.828
  • AND WASN'T SECRETLYTAUGHT BY ANY,
  • 00:24:39.861 --> 00:24:42.197
  • YOU KNOW, KUNG FU EXPERTSOFF THERE SOMEWHERE.
  • 00:24:42.230 --> 00:24:44.766
  • AND THEN COME BACK
  • 00:24:44.799 --> 00:24:46.501
  • AND HAVETHIS GREAT ENLIGHTENMENT.
  • 00:24:46.535 --> 00:24:48.537
  • HE WENT TO HIS PARENTS.
  • 00:24:48.570 --> 00:24:49.871
  • HE LIVED A NORMAL LIFEFOR THE FIRST 30 YEARS
  • 00:24:49.905 --> 00:24:53.308
  • UNTIL HIS BAPTISM.
  • 00:24:53.341 --> 00:24:54.809
  • BUT THE MAIN REASONWE DO THESE SEMINARS
  • 00:24:54.843 --> 00:24:56.645
  • IS BECAUSE WE WANTPEOPLE TO KNOW
  • 00:24:56.678 --> 00:24:58.446
  • THAT THE BIBLEIS ALL ABOUT JESUS.
  • 00:24:58.480 --> 00:25:02.284
  • WHEN ABRAHAM WENT UPTHE MOUNTAIN WITH ISAAC
  • 00:25:02.317 --> 00:25:04.319
  • AND GOD SAID, "ARE YOU WILLINGTO GIVE ME YOUR SON?"
  • 00:25:04.352 --> 00:25:09.324
  • HE PUT THE WOODON ISAAC'S BACK.
  • 00:25:09.357 --> 00:25:12.193
  • THE CROSS WAS PLACEDON JESUS' BACK.
  • 00:25:12.227 --> 00:25:14.829
  • THE FATHER AND THE SON WENTTO THE MOUNTAIN TOP TOGETHER.
  • 00:25:14.863 --> 00:25:18.466
  • ISAAC WAS A WILLING SACRIFICE.
  • 00:25:18.500 --> 00:25:20.936
  • JESUS WAS A WILLING SACRIFICE.
  • 00:25:20.969 --> 00:25:23.939
  • ABRAHAM WAS WILLINGTO GIVE HIS SON
  • 00:25:23.972 --> 00:25:26.374
  • AND THAT'S A TYPE OF GODWHO DID GIVE HIS SON.
  • 00:25:26.408 --> 00:25:29.244
  • BUT WHEN YOU READ THE BIBLE,
  • 00:25:29.277 --> 00:25:31.479
  • YOU'RE READINGIN THE STORY OF JOSEPH,
  • 00:25:31.513 --> 00:25:33.181
  • AND IN THE STORY OF DAVID,
  • 00:25:33.214 --> 00:25:34.516
  • AND THE STORYOF SAMUEL AND GIDEON.
  • 00:25:34.549 --> 00:25:37.452
  • IT'S ALL TELLING USABOUT JESUS.
  • 00:25:37.485 --> 00:25:39.654
  • YOU'RE SEEING SHADOWSIN A TAPESTRY OF CHRIST
  • 00:25:39.688 --> 00:25:42.157
  • ALL THROUGH THIS BOOK
  • 00:25:42.190 --> 00:25:43.491
  • BECAUSE GOD WANTS YOUTO KNOW THEM AND KNOW HIM
  • 00:25:43.525 --> 00:25:46.595
  • AND HAVE A PERSONALRELATIONSHIP WITH HIS SON.
  • 00:25:46.628 --> 00:25:48.763
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  • AND THANK YOUFOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT
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  • AS WE TAKE THE GOSPELOF JESUS CHRIST TO THE WORLD.
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  • WE HOPEYOU'LL JOIN US NEXT WEEK
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  • AS WE DELVE DEEPINTO THE WORD OF GOD
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  • TO EXPLORE MORE AMAZING FACTS.
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  • THIS PRESENTATIONWAS BROUGHT TO YOU
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  • BY THE FRIENDSOF THE AMAZING FACTS MINISTRY.
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