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The Guardian | Episode 12

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July 10, 2018
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Restoring the Shack

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  • [UPLIFTING MUSIC]
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  • - PAUL YOUNG: MY NAME IS PAUL YOUNG,
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  • AND I'M THE AUTHOR OF "THE SHACK".
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  • I WANT TO INVITE YOU ON AN ADVENTURE WITH ME
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  • AND WITH THE BOOK.
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  • A LOT OF YOU HAVE READ IT.
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  • YOU HAVE QUESTIONS.
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  • SOME OF YOU HAVE JUST HEARD ABOUT IT
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  • AND YOU HAVE QUESTIONS.
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  • THIS IS A BOOK THAT ALLOWS US TO EXPLORE RELATIONSHIP
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  • WITH THE FATHER, SON AND HOLY SPIRIT, QUESTIONS THAT WE
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  • HAVE ABOUT HURT AND LOSS AND GRIEF, QUESTIONS
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  • ABOUT WONDER AND BEAUTY AND JOY.
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  • WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO LIVE A LIFE OF FAITH?
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  • WHAT DO WE DO ABOUT DEATH?
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  • WHY DO TRAGIC THINGS HAPPEN TO US?
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  • THESE ARE THE QUESTIONS THAT WE WANT TO EXPLORE,
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  • AND I WOULD LOVE YOU TO COME WITH ME.
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  • THIS IS AN INVITATION.
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  • [UPLIFTING MUSIC]
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  • [UPLIFTING MUSIC]
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  • THERE IS A SCENE IN "THE SHACK" THAT I WANT TO
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  • READ YOU THAT'S IN THE GARDEN, AND THIS HAS
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  • BECOME A VERY SIGNIFICANT PIECE FOR MANY PEOPLE WHO
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  • HAVE READ "THE SHACK".
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  • "'I DIDN'T DO THAT MUCH REALLY,' MACK
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  • SAID APOLOGETICALLY.
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  • 'I MEAN, LOOK AT THIS MESS.'
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  • HIS GAZE MOVED OVER THE GARDEN THAT SURROUNDED THEM.
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  • 'BUT IT IS REALLY BEAUTIFUL AND FULL OF
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  • YOU, SARAYU.'
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  • THAT'S THE HOLY SPIRIT.
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  • 'EVEN THOUGH IT SEEMS LIKE LOTS OF WORK STILL NEEDS
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  • TO BE DONE, I FEEL STRANGELY AT HOME AND
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  • COMFORTABLE HERE.'
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  • THE TWO LOOKED AT EACH OTHER AND GRINNED.
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  • SARAYU STEPPED TOWARD HIM UNTIL SHE HAD INVADED HIS
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  • PERSONAL SPACE.
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  • 'AND WELL YOU SHOULD, MACKENZIE, BECAUSE THIS
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  • GARDEN IS YOUR SOUL.
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  • THIS MESS IS YOU.
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  • TOGETHER, YOU AND I, WE'VE BEEN WORKING WITH A
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  • PURPOSE IN YOUR HEART, AND IT IS WILD, AND
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  • BEAUTIFUL, AND PERFECTLY IN PROCESS.
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  • TO YOU IT SEEMS LIKE A MESS, BUT I SEE A PERFECT
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  • PATTERN EMERGING AND GROWING AND ALIVE,
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  • A LIVING FRACTAL.'"
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  • - CAR LEAVES IN 20 SECONDS!
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  • - WE'VE GOTTA GO, YOU LITTLE RASCAL.
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  • - DO YOU THINK THE PRINCESS SHOULD HAVE A
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  • RED DRESS LIKE MINE?
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  • - RED IT IS.
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  • - WHERE'S MISSY?
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  • - MISSY!
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  • - WHERE'S MISSY?
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  • - SORRY, MACK, THEY HAVEN'T SEEN HER.
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  • - MISSY! MISSY!
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  • [ SIREN BLARES ]
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  • - I WAS SCARED BUT I DIDN'T KNOW WHAT TO DO.
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  • POLICE RADIO: GROUND TEAMS FOUND A TRUCK IN THE MOUNTAINS.
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  • - I'M REALLY SORRY, MR. PHILLIPS.
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  • [ SCREAMING ]
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  • [ MUSIC ]
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  • - WANT SOME HELP OVER THERE?
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  • - I'M OKAY.
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  • - HOW ABOUT SOME DINNER TONIGHT?
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  • - MAYBE NEXT TIME.
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  • [ SCREAMING ]
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  • I'M SORRY. I'M SO SORRY!
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  • - WE'VE LOST SO MUCH ALREADY.
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  • I DON'T WANT TO LOSE YOU, TOO.
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  • - A LETTER SHOWED UP IN MY MAILBOX WITH
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  • NO TRACKS IN THE SNOW.
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  • - YOU'RE NOT THINKING ABOUT GOING BACK
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  • THERE, ARE YOU?
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  • - I GOT TO DO SOMETHING.
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  • - YOU KNOW THIS ISN'T A GOOD IDEA.
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  • - IT'S CRAZY, BUT THIS IS ALL I GOT.
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  • - GOT A FIRE GOING INSIDE IF YOU WANT TO WARM UP.
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  • [ MUSIC ]
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  • - MACKENZIE ALLEN PHILLIPS.
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  • I'VE BEEN LOOKING FORWARD TO THIS.
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  • - DO I KNOW YOU?
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  • - NOT VERY WELL, BUT WE CAN WORK ON THAT.
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  • - THIS IS INCREDIBLE.
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  • - ARE YOU STILL HAVING A HARD TIME BELIEVING
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  • THIS IS REAL?
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  • - WHY DID YOU BRING ME HERE?
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  • - THERE'S NO EASY ANSWER THAT WILL TAKE YOUR PAIN AWAY.
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  • - WHERE WERE YOU WHEN I NEEDED YOU?
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  • - I NEVER LEFT YOU.
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  • I NEVER LEFT MISSY.
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  • AIN'T IT JUST LIKE A TEAR TO GO AND BLUR ...
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  • YOU WANT ME TO FORGIVE HIM.
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  • I WANT HIM TO HURT LIKE HE HURT ME.
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  • - YOU WANT THE PROMISE OF A PAIN FREE LIFE.
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  • - YEAH.
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  • - THERE ISN'T ONE.
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  • [ MUSIC ]
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  • - YOU CAN DO THIS.
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  • - I CAN'T.
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  • - ON YOUR OWN YOU CAN'T.
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  • - THIS IS YOUR FLYING LESSON.
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  • [ MUSIC ]
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  • [ MUSIC ]
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  • - I BELIEVE YOU.
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  • KEEP YOUR EYES ON ME...
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  • KEEP YOUR EYES ON ME...
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  • [UPLIFTING MUSIC]
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  • [UPLIFTING MUSIC]
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  • THIS EPISODE IS ABOUT THE GARDEN, AND THIS
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  • GARDEN IS WHERE THE WORK OF GOD IS TO EXPOSE OUR
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  • HEARTS, EXPOSE THE BROKEN PLACES, THE HURT, THE
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  • DAMAGE, BRING HEALING, GROW NEW LIFE.
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  • THIS IS A PLACE OF BEAUTY AND WONDER.
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  • MAYBE OVERGROWN.
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  • MAYBE IT'S FULL OF BRAMBLES, MAYBE THISTLES
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  • AND THORNS, BUT THE ACTIVITY OF GOD IS TO
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  • HEAL US, TO RESTORE US.
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  • WHERE IS CREATION EVEN CREATED?
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  • IT'S CREATED IN CHRIST.
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  • NOT ANYTHING THAT HAS COME INTO BEING HAS COME
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  • INTO BEING APART FROM JESUS.
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  • WE WERE CREATED IN CHRIST.
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  • AND NOT ONLY THAT, IF YOU LOOK AT JOHN 14, AT ONE
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  • POINT JESUS TURNS TO THESE DISCIPLES WHO ARE
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  • ABOUT TO SPLIT AND RUN, AND HE MAKES THIS
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  • FANTASTIC DECLARATION.
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  • IF YOU WERE TO TAKE ALL OF SCRIPTURE AND SQUEEZE
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  • IT DOWN INTO ONE DROP, YOU'D GET JOHN 14:20.
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  • THIS IS JESUS MAKING THIS DECLARATION ABOUT EVERY
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  • SINGLE HUMAN BEING.
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  • THE HOLY SPIRIT IS GOING TO OPEN YOUR EYES, AND IN
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  • THAT PROCESS OF OUR PARTICIPATION WHICH IS
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  • THE PROCESS OF SALVATION, THE PROCESS OF THE
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  • HEALING OF OUR HEART, IN THAT PROCESS JESUS SAYS
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  • THE HOLY SPIRIT WILL HELP YOU SEE THAT I, JESUS, AM
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  • IN THE FATHER, AND YOU ARE IN ME, AND I AM IN YOU.
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  • THIS IS ABOUT UNION.
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  • THIS IS ABOUT IDENTITY.
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  • THIS IS ABOUT WHO WE ARE.
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  • SO HOW DO YOU GET TO KNOW THIS GOD?
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  • LIKE ANY PERSON.
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  • TALK, LISTEN, ASK PEOPLE WHO KNOW.
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  • IF YOU KNOW SOMEONE WHO HAS A RELATIONSHIP WITH
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  • JESUS, ASK THEM, SO WHAT'S JESUS LIKE?
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  • READ THE GOSPELS.
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  • START WITH THE GOSPEL OF JOHN.
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  • THIS IS ABOUT RELATIONSHIP.
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  • THIS IS ABOUT KNOWING SOMEONE.
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  • [ MUSIC ]
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  • [ MUSIC ]
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  • IN ALL THREE OF MY NOVELS, I HAVE GARDENS.
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  • IT SEEMS THAT GARDENS ARE VERY SIGNIFICANT
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  • AND IMPORTANT PLACES.
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  • IF YOU REMEMBER, ADAM IS CREATED AND THEN
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  • PLACED INTO A GARDEN.
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  • THE INTENTION OF GOD IN GENESIS IS THAT THAT
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  • GARDEN WOULD CONTINUE TO EXPAND UNTIL IT
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  • ENCOMPASSED ENTIRE COSMOS.
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  • ADAM, BECAUSE HE TURNS HIS FACE FROM GOD, HE
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  • DECLARES THAT HE'S ALONE, HE IS IN REBELLION,
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  • RAISES HIS FIST TO GOD AND IS ESCORTED OUT
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  • OF THE GARDEN AND INTO THE WILDERNESS.
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  • JESUS ENTERS THE WILDERNESS GARDEN IN
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  • GETHSEMANE, AND JESUS HAS COME TO FIND ADAM WHO HAS
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  • BEEN LOST OUTSIDE OF THE GARDEN OF GOD.
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  • AND IN THE RESURRECTION AND ASCENSION,
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  • EDEN IS RESTORED INSIDE A CITY.
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  • IF YOU READ REVELATION CHAPTER 21,
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  • 22 YOU'LL FIND THAT THERE IS A CITY OF GOD IN WHICH
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  • AT THE CENTER IS THIS GARDEN,
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  • AND FROM THIS GARDEN FLOWS A RIVER OF LIFE.
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  • OH, BY THE WAY, AND THIS MIGHT KIND OF MESS WITH
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  • YOUR ESCHATOLOGY, YOUR END TIMES THEOLOGY
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  • BECAUSE I DON'T BELIEVE THE BOOK OF REVELATION IS
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  • ABOUT GEO POLITICAL FORTUNE TELLING AT ALL.
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  • IN FACT, IT SAYS IT'S A REVELATION OF JESUS.
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  • AND HEBREWS CHAPTER 12 VERSE 22 SAYS YOU HAVE
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  • ALREADY COME TO THE CITY OF GOD,
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  • THE NEW JERUSALEM.
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  • THIS IS A PRESENT TENSE REALITY,
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  • NOT A PAST TENSE REALITY.
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  • WE OCCUPY THIS GARDEN.
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  • AND IT SAYS THAT THERE IS THIS RIVER, AND ON EACH
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  • SIDE ARE TREES, AND THEIR FRUIT AND THEIR LEAVES
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  • ARE FOR THE HEALING OF THE NATIONS.
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  • ONE OF THE CRAZY THINGS ABOUT THE ACTIVITY OF GOD
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  • IN OUR LIVES IS THAT GOD DOESN'T WAIT FOR US TO
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  • GET TO SOME PLACE OF PURIFICATION AND PURITY
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  • AND MORAL CORRECTNESS AND PERFECTION
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  • IN ORDER THAT WE CAN PARTICIPATE.
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  • GOD JOINS US RIGHT IN THE MESS OF THE GARDEN THAT
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  • WE'RE IN. AND WE BEGIN TO PARTICIPATE
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  • IN THE STATE WE ARE.
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  • AND WE GROW.
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  • AND THE HEALING IS NOT ONLY FOR OURSELVES BUT IT
  • 00:10:33.070 --> 00:10:36.020
  • IS TO LOOK OUTWARD. SO MUCH OF THE TIME WE
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  • GET LOST ABOUT OUR JOURNEY, OUR PROCESS,
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  • WHICH IS NECESSARY, BUT HOW ARE WE BECOMING
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  • HEALING FOR THE NATION?
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  • [UPLIFTING MUSIC]
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  • [UPLIFTING MUSIC]
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  • THERE IS A VERSE AND IT GOES LIKE THIS.
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  • YOU HAVE A TREASURE THAT IS WORTH MORE THAN GOLD,
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  • THAT IS TESTED BY FIRE, AND NOW YOU ARE RECEIVING
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  • THE GOAL OF THIS FAITH, THIS FAITH WHICH IS A
  • 00:11:21.070 --> 00:11:26.240
  • TREASURE WORTH MORE THAN GOLD,
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  • AND THE GOAL OF THIS FAITH,
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  • IT'S THE HEALING OF YOUR SOUL,
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  • IT'S THE ACTIVITY OF GOD IN THE GARDEN OF YOUR
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  • SOUL REGARDLESS OF HOW MESSY IT IS OR
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  • HOW PERFECT IT IS.
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  • THE GOAL OF THE ACTIVITY OF GOD IN YOUR HEART IS
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  • TO HEAL YOUR SOUL, THE WAY YOU THINK,
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  • THE WAY YOU EMOTE, THE WAY YOU ENGAGE,
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  • THE WAY YOU LOVE, THE WAY YOU CARE,
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  • THE WAY YOU DANCE, THE WAY YOU SING.
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  • THIS IS ABOUT BEING FULLY HUMAN AND FULLY ALIVE.
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  • I WANT TO SHOW YOU SOMETHING THAT I BROUGHT
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  • ALONG, AND IT'S SILVER. THERE'S ACTUALLY TWO KINDS.
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  • THIS ONE IS A LITTLE INGOT.
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  • THIS ONE IS STERLING SILVER.
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  • THIS ONE ACTUALLY, THIS UGLY LITTLE PIECE HAS
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  • GOT, IT DOESN'T SHINE VERY WELL.
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  • THIS ONE I CAN SEE MYSELF IN IT.
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  • STERLING SILVER.
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  • THIS ONE IS ALMOST PURE SILVER.
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  • THAT'S KIND OF AMAZING.
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  • WE KIND OF LIKE THIS ONE MORE. WHY?
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  • BECAUSE IT'S SHINY.
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  • I MEAN, I CAN SEE MYSELF IN IT.
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  • IT'S REFLECTIVE. IT'S ATTRACTIVE.
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  • THIS IS SORT OF UGLY.
  • 00:12:49.070 --> 00:12:50.280
  • YOU KNOW WHY THIS LOOKS GOOD?
  • 00:12:51.000 --> 00:12:53.270
  • IT'S FULL OF CRAP.
  • 00:12:53.290 --> 00:12:56.010
  • IT REFLECTS BECAUSE OF THE IMPURITIES THAT ARE
  • 00:12:56.030 --> 00:12:58.190
  • IN IT. THIS IS KIND OF LIKE US.
  • 00:12:58.210 --> 00:13:02.140
  • WE BRING OUR RELIGIOUS SELVES TO GOD OR OUR
  • 00:13:02.160 --> 00:13:04.210
  • PERFORMANCE STUFF AND IT'S ALL SHINY,
  • 00:13:04.230 --> 00:13:07.060
  • WE GOT IT ALL SHINED UP, YOU CAN SEE YOURSELF IN IT.
  • 00:13:07.080 --> 00:13:10.030
  • LOOK AT ME, RIGHT? FULL OF CRAP.
  • 00:13:10.050 --> 00:13:13.260
  • SO WHAT DOES GOD DO?
  • 00:13:13.280 --> 00:13:17.090
  • REMEMBER THIS FAITH IS TESTED BY FIRE.
  • 00:13:17.110 --> 00:13:20.190
  • YOU TAKE SILVER, YOU STICK IT IN A FIRE.
  • 00:13:20.210 --> 00:13:24.000
  • AND GUESS WHAT HAPPENS?
  • 00:13:24.020 --> 00:13:27.030
  • ALL THE CRAP STARTS TO COME TO THE SURFACE.
  • 00:13:27.050 --> 00:13:31.280
  • AT THAT POINT, RELIGIOUS PEOPLE WILL LEAVE.
  • 00:13:32.000 --> 00:13:35.220
  • WHEN YOUR CRAP COMES TO THE SURFACE,
  • 00:13:35.240 --> 00:13:37.150
  • THEY'RE GOING HEY, I DON'T WANT YOUR STUFF
  • 00:13:37.170 --> 00:13:39.130
  • GETTING ON MINE. I'M LOOKING GOOD,
  • 00:13:39.150 --> 00:13:41.250
  • I GOT STERLING SILVER GOING ON HERE.
  • 00:13:41.270 --> 00:13:44.140
  • NOT ONLY WILL PEOPLE BAIL OUT, BUT YOUR WORLD IS
  • 00:13:44.160 --> 00:13:49.250
  • IN A WORLD OF HURT AT THAT MOMENT.
  • 00:13:49.270 --> 00:13:52.210
  • THAT'S THE POINT THAT WE NEED TO BE IN
  • 00:13:52.230 --> 00:13:55.010
  • EACH OTHER'S LIVES.
  • 00:13:55.030 --> 00:13:57.080
  • WHEN THE CRAP COMES TO THE SURFACE, WE NEED
  • 00:13:57.100 --> 00:13:59.230
  • PEOPLE TO HELP US BEGIN TO SKIM IT OFF THE TOP.
  • 00:13:59.250 --> 00:14:04.290
  • THE PROCESS OF PURIFICATION.
  • 00:14:05.010 --> 00:14:07.100
  • NOW GET THIS BECAUSE THIS IS REALLY IMPORTANT.
  • 00:14:07.120 --> 00:14:10.260
  • WHEN ALL YOUR STUFF COMES TO THE SURFACE,
  • 00:14:10.280 --> 00:14:14.100
  • WHEN YOU'RE IN THE FIRE, AND THE FIRE IS INTENDING
  • 00:14:14.120 --> 00:14:17.250
  • NOT TO PUNISH YOU BUT TO BRING THE IMPURITIES TO
  • 00:14:17.270 --> 00:14:21.290
  • THE SURFACE SO THAT THEY CAN BE SKIMMED OFF AND
  • 00:14:22.010 --> 00:14:24.140
  • YOU CAN BE HEALED, WHEN THAT STUFF COMES TO THE
  • 00:14:24.160 --> 00:14:27.270
  • SURFACE, YOU ARE CLOSER TO HEALING THAN YOU EVER
  • 00:14:27.290 --> 00:14:32.090
  • WERE WHEN IT WAS LOCKED INSIDE A PIECE OF
  • 00:14:32.110 --> 00:14:35.190
  • STERLING SILVER.
  • 00:14:35.210 --> 00:14:38.080
  • THE ACTIVITY OF GOD IN THE FIRE OF LIFE,
  • 00:14:38.100 --> 00:14:41.120
  • CIRCUMSTANCES, RELATIONSHIPS,
  • 00:14:41.140 --> 00:14:44.040
  • THOSE THINGS BRING THE IMPURITIES TO THE SURFACE
  • 00:14:44.060 --> 00:14:47.150
  • SO THAT WE CAN BE HEALED.
  • 00:14:47.170 --> 00:14:50.110
  • THE GOAL OF THIS FAITH IS THE HEALING OF YOUR SOUL.
  • 00:14:50.130 --> 00:14:54.230
  • AND HOW DOES GOD LOOK AT THIS?
  • 00:14:54.250 --> 00:14:56.180
  • WE THINK THAT GOD LOOKS AT THIS AND SAYS COME ON
  • 00:14:56.200 --> 00:14:58.260
  • PAUL, WE'RE GONNA PUT YOU IN THE FIRE.
  • 00:14:58.280 --> 00:15:00.210
  • OH, COME ON, LOOK AT ALL THAT STUFF!
  • 00:15:00.230 --> 00:15:04.140
  • REALLY? THIS IS HOW GOD DESCRIBES IT.
  • 00:15:04.160 --> 00:15:08.270
  • I'M CHANGING YOU FROM GLORY TO GLORY.
  • 00:15:08.290 --> 00:15:13.250
  • NOT FROM CRUDDY TO GLORY,
  • 00:15:13.270 --> 00:15:16.120
  • AND NOT FROM GLORY TO GLORY-ER.
  • 00:15:16.140 --> 00:15:20.100
  • TRANSFORMATION IS FROM GLORY TO GLORY,
  • 00:15:20.120 --> 00:15:23.010
  • AND YES, WE'VE GOT TO DEAL WITH THE STUFF,
  • 00:15:23.030 --> 00:15:25.150
  • THE BAGGAGE, ALL THE JUNK, ALL THE LIES,
  • 00:15:25.170 --> 00:15:28.280
  • ALL THE HURT, ALL THE SECRETS,
  • 00:15:29.000 --> 00:15:31.000
  • ALL THE BITTERNESS, ALL THE TWISTED WAYS THAT
  • 00:15:31.020 --> 00:15:34.150
  • WE HAVE ADAPTED IN ORDER TO SURVIVE,
  • 00:15:34.170 --> 00:15:37.010
  • AND THAT'S NOT EASY. IT'S HARD WORK. IT'S FIRE.
  • 00:15:37.030 --> 00:15:41.240
  • AND WE DO IT BY PUTTING ONE FOOT IN FRONT OF THE
  • 00:15:41.260 --> 00:15:44.050
  • OTHER INSIDE THE GRACE OF A DAY.
  • 00:15:44.070 --> 00:15:47.090
  • THE FIRE OF TRANSFORMATION.
  • 00:15:47.110 --> 00:15:50.120
  • IT IS ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY.
  • 00:15:50.140 --> 00:15:53.250
  • AND AS MUCH AS IT HURTS, HANG IN THERE.
  • 00:15:53.270 --> 00:15:57.150
  • STAY INSIDE THE GRACE OF A DAY.
  • 00:15:57.170 --> 00:15:59.260
  • PUT ONE FOOT IN FRONT OF THE OTHER.
  • 00:15:59.280 --> 00:16:02.180
  • [UPLIFTING MUSIC]
  • 00:16:02.200 --> 00:16:12.120
  • [UPLIFTING MUSIC]
  • 00:16:12.120 --> 00:16:19.260
  • I GOT ON A FLIGHT WHEN I WAS FLYING FROM
  • 00:16:21.140 --> 00:16:25.040
  • SALT LAKE CITY TO WASHINGTON DC.
  • 00:16:25.060 --> 00:16:29.040
  • IT WAS A CONNECTOR THROUGH SALT LAKE CITY.
  • 00:16:29.060 --> 00:16:31.270
  • AND I DO A LOT OF TRAVEL, AND ONCE IN A WHILE, I GET
  • 00:16:31.290 --> 00:16:35.280
  • BUMPED TO FIRST CLASS. IT'S KIND OF A BIG DEAL.
  • 00:16:36.000 --> 00:16:38.270
  • AND IT'S SO FUN.
  • 00:16:38.290 --> 00:16:40.080
  • AND ON THIS PARTICULAR FLIGHT, I GOT BUMPED
  • 00:16:40.100 --> 00:16:42.010
  • TO FIRST CLASS.
  • 00:16:42.030 --> 00:16:43.170
  • WELL, THIS OTHER BUSINESSMAN LOOKING GUY,
  • 00:16:43.190 --> 00:16:46.000
  • HE ALSO GOT BUMPED TO FIRST CLASS.
  • 00:16:46.020 --> 00:16:48.210
  • SO I'M SITTING ON THE WINDOW, WHICH IS WHAT I
  • 00:16:48.230 --> 00:16:50.110
  • LIKE, BECAUSE I CAN JUST KIND OF PUT MY HEAD
  • 00:16:50.130 --> 00:16:52.210
  • AGAINST THE WALL AND FALL ASLEEP.
  • 00:16:52.230 --> 00:16:55.180
  • BELIEVE IT OR NOT, EVEN THOUGH I SORT OF HAVE A
  • 00:16:55.200 --> 00:16:59.010
  • GREGARIOUS COMMUNICATION STYLE, I'M AN INTROVERT,
  • 00:16:59.030 --> 00:17:03.050
  • AND I LIKE MY TIME WHERE IT'S JUST QUIET.
  • 00:17:03.070 --> 00:17:08.010
  • WELL, THIS YOUNG MAN COMES AND SITS DOWN, AND IT'S
  • 00:17:08.030 --> 00:17:10.030
  • OBVIOUS THAT HE DOESN'T WANT TO TALK BECAUSE HE DOES THE
  • 00:17:10.050 --> 00:17:12.100
  • UNIVERSAL SIGN OF "I DON'T WANT TO SPEAK TO YOU" AND
  • 00:17:12.120 --> 00:17:15.220
  • THAT IS HE PUTS HIS EAR BUDS IN IMMEDIATELY.
  • 00:17:15.240 --> 00:17:18.170
  • NO BIG DEAL.
  • 00:17:18.190 --> 00:17:19.270
  • WE'VE GOT A LONG FLIGHT, AND I'M UP AGAINST THE WALL.
  • 00:17:19.290 --> 00:17:23.240
  • WELL, ABOUT 20 MINUTES INTO THE FLIGHT, WE GET A MEAL.
  • 00:17:23.260 --> 00:17:27.260
  • I GOT BUMPED TO FIRST, RIGHT?
  • 00:17:27.280 --> 00:17:29.000
  • SO WE GET A MEAL.
  • 00:17:29.020 --> 00:17:30.250
  • SO I WAKE UP, AND HE TAKES HIS EAR BUDS OUT, AND IN THE
  • 00:17:30.270 --> 00:17:35.090
  • CLANKING OF SILVERWARE AND EVERYTHING ELSE, I ASK HIM,
  • 00:17:35.110 --> 00:17:40.220
  • "SO, ARE YOU LEAVING HOME, OR ARE YOU GOING HOME?"
  • 00:17:40.240 --> 00:17:45.010
  • IT'S KIND OF A UNIVERSAL QUESTION, AND HE SAYS,
  • 00:17:45.030 --> 00:17:49.210
  • "WELL, I'M ACTUALLY LEAVING HOME.
  • 00:17:49.230 --> 00:17:51.090
  • I LIVE IN SALT LAKE CITY, AND I'M GOING TO WASHINGTON
  • 00:17:51.110 --> 00:17:53.170
  • DC. I WORK THERE." I SAID, "REALLY?
  • 00:17:53.190 --> 00:17:56.040
  • WHAT DO YOU DO IN DC?"
  • 00:17:56.060 --> 00:17:57.290
  • HE SAID, "WELL, I'M A LOBBYIST FOR THE STATE OF
  • 00:17:58.010 --> 00:18:00.120
  • UTAH AND SOMETIMES FOR ORGANIZATIONS LIKE THE
  • 00:18:00.140 --> 00:18:04.030
  • MORMON CHURCH." AND HE SAID, "SO WHAT ARE YOU DOING?"
  • 00:18:04.050 --> 00:18:07.160
  • I SAID, "I'M SPEAKING TO THE NATIONAL CONFERENCE OF
  • 00:18:07.180 --> 00:18:10.090
  • CATHOLIC CEMETERY DIRECTORS." HE WENT, "WHAT?"
  • 00:18:10.110 --> 00:18:15.020
  • I SAID, "EXACTLY, RIGHT? WHO KNEW?
  • 00:18:15.040 --> 00:18:17.020
  • BUT YOU PASS THOSE CEMETERIES ALL THE TIME.
  • 00:18:17.040 --> 00:18:19.200
  • SOMEBODY'S GOT TO BE TAKING CARE OF THEM." HE SAID,
  • 00:18:19.220 --> 00:18:21.290
  • "WHY DO THEY WANT YOU TO COME AND SPEAK?"
  • 00:18:22.010 --> 00:18:25.150
  • I SAID, "WELL, I WROTE THIS BOOK, AND A LOT OF THEM HAVE
  • 00:18:25.170 --> 00:18:29.020
  • READ IT." YOU HAVE TO UNDERSTAND, IT'S NOISY,
  • 00:18:29.040 --> 00:18:31.240
  • AND THERE'S A LITTLE BIT OF TURBULENCE.
  • 00:18:31.260 --> 00:18:34.070
  • HE ASKED ME ANOTHER INNOCUOUS QUESTION, AND THE
  • 00:18:34.090 --> 00:18:38.080
  • LIGHT BULB GOES ON, AND HE WENT, "WAIT, WAIT, WAIT.
  • 00:18:38.100 --> 00:18:42.110
  • ARE YOU THE AUTHOR OF THE SHACK?"
  • 00:18:42.130 --> 00:18:46.200
  • I SAID, "YEAH." HE WENT, "OH, MY GOSH.
  • 00:18:46.220 --> 00:18:49.250
  • THAT BOOK CHANGED MY LIFE." I WENT, "REALLY?"
  • 00:18:49.270 --> 00:18:54.030
  • HE SAID, "OH, LET ME TELL YOU ABOUT IT." AND WE
  • 00:18:54.050 --> 00:18:56.020
  • STARTED A FOUR HOUR CONVERSATION, ONE OF THE BEST
  • 00:18:56.040 --> 00:19:00.020
  • CONVERSATIONS I'VE EVER HAD WITH ANOTHER HUMAN BEING.
  • 00:19:00.040 --> 00:19:02.230
  • WE TALKED ABOUT LIFE. WE TALKED ABOUT DEATH.
  • 00:19:02.250 --> 00:19:05.180
  • WE TALKED ABOUT THE JOURNEY OF THE SHACK.
  • 00:19:05.200 --> 00:19:07.170
  • HE TOLD ME HOW THE BOOK HAD IMPACTED HIM
  • 00:19:07.190 --> 00:19:09.150
  • AND HIS FRIENDS.
  • 00:19:09.170 --> 00:19:11.000
  • HE TOLD ME HOW HE HAD BEGUN TO DISTRIBUTE IT INSIDE THE
  • 00:19:11.020 --> 00:19:14.070
  • MORMON COMMUNITY, AND THEY EVEN SELL IT IN THEIR BOOK
  • 00:19:14.090 --> 00:19:17.120
  • STORES BECAUSE IT HAS A WAY OF GIVING PEOPLE AN
  • 00:19:17.140 --> 00:19:22.160
  • OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE A CONVERSATION ABOUT GOD
  • 00:19:22.180 --> 00:19:25.000
  • THAT'S NOT RELIGIOUS, BUT RELATIONAL.
  • 00:19:25.020 --> 00:19:28.160
  • SO WE HAVE THIS GREAT CONVERSATION.
  • 00:19:28.180 --> 00:19:30.080
  • THAT NIGHT, WE LAND IN WASHINGTON DC, WE EXCHANGE
  • 00:19:30.100 --> 00:19:34.000
  • CONTACT INFORMATION.
  • 00:19:34.020 --> 00:19:36.220
  • WELL, THAT'S THE FIRST NIGHT I GET THERE, AND I DON'T
  • 00:19:36.240 --> 00:19:38.120
  • HAVE MUCH TO DO, AND I SUDDENLY GET A PHONE CALL,
  • 00:19:38.140 --> 00:19:40.140
  • AND IT'S STEVE.
  • 00:19:40.160 --> 00:19:42.060
  • STEVE IS THE MAN THAT I'D MET ON THIS FLIGHT,
  • 00:19:42.080 --> 00:19:44.280
  • AND HE SAYS, "ARE YOU DOING ANYTHING TONIGHT?"
  • 00:19:45.000 --> 00:19:46.290
  • I SAID, "NO." HE SAID, "WOULD IT BE OKAY IF SENATOR
  • 00:19:47.010 --> 00:19:50.250
  • MARK LEE AND HIS ENTIRE STAFF -- THOUGH THE SENATOR
  • 00:19:50.270 --> 00:19:54.080
  • IS NOT HERE -- BUT HIS ENTIRE STAFF TOOK
  • 00:19:54.100 --> 00:19:56.040
  • YOU OUT TO PIZZA?
  • 00:19:56.060 --> 00:19:57.190
  • HALF OF THEM HAVE READ "THE SHACK".
  • 00:19:57.210 --> 00:19:59.080
  • HALF OF THEM ARE GOING TO GO OUT AND BUY IT IF YOU'D SIGN
  • 00:19:59.100 --> 00:20:01.180
  • IT." I SAID, "ABSOLUTELY." I SPEND PRETTY MUCH A WHOLE
  • 00:20:01.200 --> 00:20:06.030
  • DAY WITH THIS MAN WHO BECOMES MY FRIEND. AND A
  • 00:20:06.050 --> 00:20:09.190
  • COUPLE WEEKS LATER, I GET A CALL, AND IT'S STEVE.
  • 00:20:09.210 --> 00:20:15.270
  • ONE OF THE PARTS OF OUR CONVERSATION
  • 00:20:15.290 --> 00:20:17.210
  • WAS ABOUT CROSSROADS.
  • 00:20:17.230 --> 00:20:20.090
  • THERE IS A GREEK WORD FOR "JUDGMENT" THAT IS
  • 00:20:20.110 --> 00:20:23.130
  • THE WORD "KRISIS".
  • 00:20:23.150 --> 00:20:25.230
  • WE GET OUR ENGLISH WORD "CRISIS" FROM THAT.
  • 00:20:25.250 --> 00:20:28.240
  • IT BASICALLY MEANS A CROSSROADS.
  • 00:20:28.260 --> 00:20:31.170
  • EVERY TIME IT TALKS ABOUT THE DAY OF JUDGMENT, IT USES
  • 00:20:31.190 --> 00:20:35.140
  • "KRISIS", AND THERE ARE THESE CROSSROADS IN OUR
  • 00:20:35.160 --> 00:20:38.050
  • LIVES THAT HAPPEN ALL THE TIME.
  • 00:20:38.070 --> 00:20:40.100
  • AND I GET THIS CALL FROM STEVE, AND HE SAID, "PAUL,
  • 00:20:40.120 --> 00:20:44.050
  • THE DAY AFTER WE MET, I HIT A CROSSROADS.
  • 00:20:44.070 --> 00:20:49.100
  • A COUPLE YEARS AGO, I GOT INVOLVED IN AN ONLINE AFFAIR
  • 00:20:49.120 --> 00:20:53.290
  • WITH A WOMAN, AND I BROKE IT OFF RIGHT BEFORE WE ACTUALLY
  • 00:20:54.010 --> 00:20:59.230
  • MET FACE-TO-FACE.
  • 00:20:59.250 --> 00:21:02.140
  • AND THE DAY AFTER WE SPENT THE ENTIRE DAY TOGETHER ON
  • 00:21:02.160 --> 00:21:05.140
  • THAT FLIGHT AND THAT EVENING, THIS WOMAN'S
  • 00:21:05.160 --> 00:21:08.120
  • HUSBAND SHOWS UP AT MY HOME IN UTAH WITH A STACK OF
  • 00:21:08.140 --> 00:21:12.170
  • E-MAILS AND HANDS THEM TO MY WIFE, AND I GET A CALL FROM
  • 00:21:12.190 --> 00:21:15.140
  • HER SAYING,'I WANT A DIVORCE.'" AND HE SAID,
  • 00:21:15.160 --> 00:21:19.050
  • "I CAUGHT THE NEXT FLIGHT HOME.
  • 00:21:19.070 --> 00:21:21.100
  • SHE AND I HAVE BEEN IN COUNSELING ALL WEEK,
  • 00:21:21.120 --> 00:21:23.070
  • AND YOU KNOW WHAT?
  • 00:21:23.090 --> 00:21:25.080
  • SHE'S GIVING ME ANOTHER CHANCE, LARGELY BECAUSE
  • 00:21:25.100 --> 00:21:28.240
  • SHE'S SEEN A CHANGE IN ME THE LAST SIX MONTHS
  • 00:21:28.260 --> 00:21:32.040
  • SINCE I READ "THE SHACK".
  • 00:21:32.060 --> 00:21:35.140
  • I DECIDED NO MORE SECRETS IN MY LIFE, THAT I WANT TO
  • 00:21:35.160 --> 00:21:39.280
  • BECOME AN AUTHENTIC HUMAN BEING, SO I'M TELLING MY
  • 00:21:40.000 --> 00:21:43.230
  • FRIENDS ABOUT WHAT'S GOING ON IN MY WORLD AND ABOUT MY
  • 00:21:43.250 --> 00:21:47.260
  • FAILURES." THIS IS A GOD WHO IS THE MASTER GARDENER, WHO
  • 00:21:47.280 --> 00:21:54.040
  • CLIMBS INTO OUR WORLDS, WHO BEGINS TO TEAR OUT EVEN
  • 00:21:54.060 --> 00:21:58.050
  • THINGS THAT WE THINK ARE PRECIOUS BUT ARE ACTUALLY
  • 00:21:58.070 --> 00:22:01.140
  • POISONOUS TO US, AND WITH OUR PARTICIPATION, BEGINS TO
  • 00:22:01.160 --> 00:22:05.210
  • TRANSFORM THIS PLACE INTO A LIVING, BREATHING FRACTAL;
  • 00:22:05.230 --> 00:22:11.210
  • THE SOUL THAT IS WHOLE.
  • 00:22:11.230 --> 00:22:14.290
  • [UPLIFTING MUSIC]
  • 00:22:15.010 --> 00:22:24.060
  • [UPLIFTING MUSIC]
  • 00:22:24.060 --> 00:22:31.200
  • I LOOK BACK IN MY LIFE, AND WITH AGE COMES
  • 00:22:33.240 --> 00:22:39.060
  • PERSPECTIVE, AND I BELIEVE THAT I CAN SEE,
  • 00:22:39.080 --> 00:22:44.190
  • EVEN AT MY WORST, THAT GOD WAS NOT ASHAMED OF ME,
  • 00:22:44.210 --> 00:22:50.230
  • AND THAT THE FATHER, SON, AND THE HOLY SPIRIT
  • 00:22:50.250 --> 00:22:52.190
  • HAD THEIR ARMS AROUND ME.
  • 00:22:52.210 --> 00:22:55.160
  • AND IN THE ACCUSATION OF MY LOSTNESS AND MY HURT
  • 00:22:55.180 --> 00:23:00.100
  • AND MY BROKENNESS, I HEAR THEIR STATEMENT,
  • 00:23:00.120 --> 00:23:03.130
  • YES, HE'S A MESS...
  • 00:23:03.150 --> 00:23:09.120
  • BUT HE'S MY MESS, AND A BEAUTIFUL MESS.
  • 00:23:09.140 --> 00:23:14.180
  • WHEN I FIRST WROTE "THE SHACK",
  • 00:23:14.200 --> 00:23:16.280
  • MY FIRST MANUSCRIPT, THE GARDEN SCENE WAS A
  • 00:23:17.000 --> 00:23:21.160
  • PROPER, PRECISE, BRITISH TEA GARDEN.
  • 00:23:21.180 --> 00:23:27.210
  • AN ACQUAINTANCE WHO READ THE MANUSCRIPT SAID,
  • 00:23:27.230 --> 00:23:30.240
  • "YOU KNOW, WHEN I GOT TO THE GARDEN, I WAS A
  • 00:23:30.260 --> 00:23:32.050
  • LITTLE BIT DISAPPOINTED.
  • 00:23:32.070 --> 00:23:33.200
  • I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE A WILDER PLACE." SO I
  • 00:23:33.220 --> 00:23:37.060
  • REWROTE IT TO SEE WHAT IT WOULD LOOK LIKE, AND IT
  • 00:23:37.080 --> 00:23:39.190
  • TURNED OUT TO BE THIS BEAUTIFUL MESS,
  • 00:23:39.210 --> 00:23:43.100
  • AND THE CHAPTER BECAME SO MUCH BETTER.
  • 00:23:43.120 --> 00:23:46.180
  • YOU KNOW, SOME OF US ARE A BRITISH TEA GARDEN.
  • 00:23:46.200 --> 00:23:48.280
  • EVERYTHING IN ITS PLACE, PROPER, PRECISE, PERFECT,
  • 00:23:49.000 --> 00:23:54.070
  • BUT A LOT OF US, WE'RE A MESS, A BEAUTIFUL MESS,
  • 00:23:54.090 --> 00:24:00.200
  • BUT A MESS NONETHELESS.
  • 00:24:00.220 --> 00:24:04.010
  • SO HERE'S MY QUESTION FOR YOU:
  • 00:24:04.030 --> 00:24:07.240
  • ARE YOU WILLING TO LET GOD MESS WITH YOUR MESS?
  • 00:24:07.260 --> 00:24:11.230
  • OR MAYBE COME INTO YOUR PRECISE, PERFECT GARDEN OF
  • 00:24:11.250 --> 00:24:15.210
  • YOUR SOUL AND MESS THINGS UP A LITTLE BIT?
  • 00:24:15.230 --> 00:24:19.010
  • DIG UP SOME THINGS THAT MIGHT BE PRECIOUS TO YOU
  • 00:24:19.030 --> 00:24:22.000
  • THAT AREN'T IN YOUR BEST INTERESTS?
  • 00:24:22.020 --> 00:24:25.000
  • WHAT IS STOPPING YOU?
  • 00:24:25.020 --> 00:24:26.100
  • WHAT ARE THE WALLS THAT KEEP YOU FROM ALLOWING GOD TO
  • 00:24:26.120 --> 00:24:29.150
  • COME INTO YOUR GARDEN AND HELP YOU HEAL IN YOUR HEART?
  • 00:24:29.170 --> 00:24:36.040
  • THINK ABOUT THAT.
  • 00:24:36.060 --> 00:24:38.030
  • I'LL SEE YOU NEXT TIME.
  • 00:24:38.050 --> 00:24:40.090
  • [UPLIFTING MUSIC]
  • 00:24:40.110 --> 00:24:53.270
  • [UPLIFTING MUSIC]
  • 00:24:53.270 --> 00:25:06.290
  • [UPLIFTING MUSIC]
  • 00:25:06.290 --> 00:25:15.160