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  • ROBERT MORRIS:Merry Christmas.
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  • Welcome to a specialChristmas edition
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  • of our program.I'm gonna share
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  • a very special messagewith you today.
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  • But we've also gotsome worship today
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  • with PastorMark Harris.
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  • God is going tospeak to you today.
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  • I'm gonna share a messagecalled "Seven Words
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  • of Christmas".When Jesus was born,
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  • there were sevenprophetic words given
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  • right around His birth.
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  • Many, many propheticwords hundreds of years
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  • before the Messiah was born,but right at His birth,
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  • God spoke to seven peopleor groups of people.
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  • And we're gonna takethose seven prophecies
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  • and see, what was theHoly Spirit saying
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  • right at the birth ofthe Lord Jesus Christ?
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  • So, this is going to bea wonderful program today.
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  • We're gonna have greatworship, great music,
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  • and then "The SevenWords of Christmas".
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  • ♪ ♪
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  • ♪ Oh comeall ye faithful ♪
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  • ♪ Joyful and triumphantOh come ye ♪
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  • ♪ Oh come yeto Bethlehem ♪
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  • ♪ Come and behold HimBorn the King of Angels ♪
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  • ♪ Oh come let us adoreOh come let us adore Him ♪
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  • ♪ Oh come let us adore HimChrist the Lord ♪
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  • ♪ ♪
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  • ♪ Oh sing choirs of angelsSing in exaltation ♪
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  • ♪ Sing all ye citizensof Heaven above ♪
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  • ♪ Oh glory to GodGlory in the highest ♪
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  • ♪ Oh come let us adore HimOh come let us adore Him ♪
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  • ♪ Oh come let us adore HimChrist the Lord ♪
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  • ♪ ♪
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  • ♪ Yea Lord we greet TheeBorn this happy morning ♪
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  • ♪ Jesus to Thee beall glory given ♪
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  • ♪ Oh Word of the FatherNow in flesh appearing ♪
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  • ♪ Oh come let us adore HimOh come let us adore Him ♪
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  • ♪ Oh come let us adore HimChrist the Lord ♪
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  • ♪ ♪
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  • ♪ We sing ♪
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  • ♪ We give Him all the gloryWe give Him all the glory ♪
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  • ♪ We give Him all the gloryChrist the Lord ♪
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  • ♪ ♪
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  • MARK HARRIS: Hallelujah.Hallelujah.
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  • Come on.Let's give Him praise.
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  • Hallelujah.
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  • ♪ ♪
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  • ROBERT: We're gonna be in Luke 1and 2 and Matthew 1 and 2.
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  • So, we're gonna betalking about Christmas.
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  • And I've never preachedthis message before.
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  • It's called "The SevenWords of Christmas".
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  • And years ago, I justhappened to notice
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  • that God gave seven propheticwords around the birth
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  • of His son.Just seven different people
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  • either received aprophecy or gave a prophecy
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  • right around thebirth of His Son.
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  • And I just thoughtabout that.
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  • Seven people, you know,and seven's the number
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  • of completion.It was like a confirmation
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  • of His son's birth.And this week,
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  • I decided to re-readthe Christmas story,
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  • Luke 1 and 2,Matthew 1 and 2,
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  • and these justjumped out at me.
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  • I would just encourageeveryone to re-read
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  • Luke 1 and 2 and Matthew 1and 2 sometime this month.
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  • Just re-read theChristmas story.
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  • But you'll see theseseven prophecies.
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  • And so, I want youto think about this.
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  • Prophecy is God speaking.We know for sure
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  • God spoke theseseven prophecies,
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  • because they'rein the Bible.
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  • And so, prophecyis God speaking.
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  • So, what was God speaking atthe time of His son's birth?
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  • And we can look atthese seven prophecies.
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  • And there's oneword that jumps out
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  • with each prophecy,and that's how I got
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  • the idea, "The SevenWords of Christmas".
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  • So, I wanna show you theseseven words, all right?
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  • So, here's number one.First word is salvation.
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  • Salvation.This is the prophecy
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  • given to Zacharias, theFather of John the Baptist.
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  • Now just to give you alittle background story,
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  • Zacharias is married toElizabeth, and Elizabeth
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  • is barren.Zacharias is praying
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  • for her to have a child.And then an angel of the Lord
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  • comes one day whenhe's in the temple
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  • and says, "Yourprayers have been heard,
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  • and Elizabeth willconceive and have a child."
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  • Now, I thinkZacharias was a wise man
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  • because of what he said.He actually said to the angel,
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  • "How can this beseeing that I am old
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  • and my wife is...advanced in years."
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  • [Laughter]
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  • He didn't use the word old,so all right.
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  • So anyway, she -- thenhe says, "Because you
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  • didn't believe, you're gonnabe mute until your son's born."
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  • Now remember, Maryasked the same question,
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  • but she believed.
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  • Abraham asked the samequestion, he believed,
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  • so the angel knewZacharias's heart.
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  • So, he's mute and he can'tspeak until John's born,
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  • and they asked Elizabethwhat's his name.
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  • She said his name was John.They said, "Well,
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  • nobody in your familyis named John."
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  • And so, Zacharias comesin but he can't speak,
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  • so he gets something towrite with, and he writes
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  • "His name is John."As soon as he writes it,
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  • he can speak.And that's where
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  • we're gonna pick upthe story, all right?
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  • Luke 1:67."Now, his father Zacharias
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  • was filled with the HolySpirit and prophesied,
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  • 'Blessed'".Now, I don't have time
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  • to go into all of this,but these seven words,
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  • one of the words is blessed.
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  • And so these seven words --that's in another prophecy,
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  • but they're redundant throughother prophecies as well.
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  • So, "Blessed is the Lord Godof Israel for He's visited
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  • and redeemed", that'sanother one of the words
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  • that's in another prophecy,'His people and has raised up
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  • a horn of salvationfor us in the house
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  • of His servant David."Notice the word salvation.
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  • And then there's moreprophecy, but we don't have
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  • time to read all of it.So, please go back
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  • and read it.Verse 76 says,
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  • "And you, child, willbe called the prophet
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  • of the highest."He's prophesying
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  • over his son John."For you will go
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  • before the face of theLord to prepare His ways,
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  • to give knowledge ofsalvation to His people
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  • by the remissionof their sins."
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  • Here's what I wannasay about Christmas.
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  • Don't forget that Christmasrepresents salvation.
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  • It's God sending His sonto save us from our sin.
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  • That's the main prioritymessage of Christmas.
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  • His name is Jesus.It says, "He'll be
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  • called Jesus for Hewill save His people
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  • from their sins."Now, Jesus is
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  • a derivative of Yeshua.Yeshua in the Hebrew,
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  • Jesus being the Greek.Yeshua, Y-e, which is
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  • a derivative in theHebrew of Joshua.
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  • But Joshua's name wasnot Joshua at birth.
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  • This is the Joshuathat served Moses.
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  • There were two Joshuas,only two Joshuas
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  • in the Old Testament.
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  • One was the one that ledthem in the Promised Land,
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  • the other was the highpriest when they came
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  • out of exile.So those are
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  • the only two Joshuas.But his name was not
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  • Joshua at birth.His name was Hoshea,
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  • H-o-s-h-e-a.Hoshea.
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  • Moses added the J on thefront of it, which is
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  • the name of God, Jehovah,and made it Jhoshea,
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  • which just formedinto Joshua, okay.
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  • But Hoshea means salvation orsaves, J, Jehovah means God.
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  • So "God saves" iswhat Joshua means.
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  • Why, then, did God thoughchange the O to an E
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  • and make it Yeshua?
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  • And I'm using theEnglish letters now
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  • so we understand, but inHebrew and Greek it's Yeshua.
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  • Why did He do that?Here's why.
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  • Because it's referringdirectly to God
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  • and it's referringto His name, "I Am."
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  • So, here's whatJesus actually means:
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  • "I am God, your salvation."That's one of the reasons
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  • that the Pharisees gotso mad, because Jesus
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  • would say, "I am the door.I am the way.
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  • I am the Good Shepherd.I am."
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  • Every time He wassaying it, He was saying,
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  • "I'm God, the door.I'm God, the bread.
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  • I'm God, the way."Every time.
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  • This is what Jesus is.He is salvation.
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  • Please don't ever forgetthat Jesus is our salvation,
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  • that Christmas, as busy asit gets, all the Christmas,
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  • all the presents, allthe things that go on,
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  • don't forgetit's salvation.
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  • When Debbie and Ifirst got married,
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  • we lived ina mobile home.
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  • And so, every now and then,we have a little saying
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  • where we remind ourselvesof the goodness of God,
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  • and we'll say, "We've comea long way since the trailer.
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  • This isn't thetrailer," you know.
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  • And so the other day,she said to me,
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  • "You know, thisisn't the trailer."
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  • And I said, "No, it's not."And it reminds us
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  • of God's goodnessin our lives.
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  • But you have to rememberthat when we got married,
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  • I wasn't saved.I didn't get saved
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  • until nine monthsafter we got married.
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  • And so the other day, shesaid to me, "You know,
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  • if you hadn't havegotten saved, we probably
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  • wouldn't still be together."And I said, "Yeah,
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  • I've thoughtabout that before."
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  • And then she said,"But I want you to know
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  • that since you gotsaved, I could live
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  • in a trailer with you again."Isn't that sweet?
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  • [Laughter]
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  • All the women, "Aw."All the men are like,
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  • "So, what's the point?"Okay.
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  • All right.So, number one.
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  • First word ofChristmas is salvation.
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  • Here's the second word.Favor.
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  • Favor.This is the prophecy
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  • given to Mary.Luke 1:26.
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  • "Now in the sixth month,the angel Gabriel
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  • was sent by God to a cityof Galilee named Nazareth
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  • to a virgin betrothed toa man whose name was Joseph
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  • of the house of David.The virgin's name was Mary.
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  • And having come in,the angel said to her,
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  • 'Rejoice, highly favored one.The Lord is with you.
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  • Blessed'", again,the word blessed.
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  • "'Are you among women.'But when she saw him,
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  • she was troubled at hissaying -- at this saying,
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  • and considered what mannerof greeting this was.
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  • Then the angel said to her,'Do not be afraid, Mary.
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  • For you have foundfavor with God.'"
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  • Well, what's theword favor mean?
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  • Well, let me helpyou some with this,
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  • and again, I'd like to goback to the original language.
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  • Again, the Old Testamentwritten in Hebrew,
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  • New Testament written in Greek.Greek was the most precise
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  • language of the day,and that's why I believe
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  • God chose for it tobe written in Greek.
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  • But the word favorhere is actually
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  • the Greek word "Charis".Now, you've heard this word.
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  • Some of you havedaughters named Charis.
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  • "Charis", it's theGreek word for Grace.
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  • Only six times inthe New Testament
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  • is it translated favor.130 times it's translated grace.
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  • Now, the reason I toldyou that is so you could
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  • understand simplywhat he was saying
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  • and what favor really is.Favor is grace.
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  • "For you have found gracein the eyes of the Lord."
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  • Genesis 6, Noah found gracein the eyes of the Lord.
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  • Grace.We -- I just
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  • wanna remind you.This is something
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  • God was speaking whenHis son was born.
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  • He spoke salvation,and then He spoke grace.
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  • I want you to understand.
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  • This is the season,the time of grace.
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  • You've entered into atime of grace, which means
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  • God has you as oneof His favorites.
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  • You need to know, bythe way, you can have
  • 00:14:00.221 --> 00:14:01.556
  • more than one favorite.You know, in our family,
  • 00:14:01.656 --> 00:14:05.226
  • we always joked around aboutwhich child is the favorite.
  • 00:14:05.326 --> 00:14:08.463
  • We say, "You're all favorites."And here's what the word
  • 00:14:08.563 --> 00:14:11.266
  • favorite means,by the way.
  • 00:14:11.366 --> 00:14:12.867
  • Favorite means oneon whom favor rests.
  • 00:14:12.967 --> 00:14:17.305
  • Now, I was asked onetime -- this guy said,
  • 00:14:17.405 --> 00:14:19.007
  • "What's your favorite food?"I said, "Boy, that'd be tough."
  • 00:14:19.107 --> 00:14:23.444
  • He said, "Well, doyou like Mexican food?"
  • 00:14:23.544 --> 00:14:24.779
  • "Oh," I said,"I love Mexican food.
  • 00:14:24.879 --> 00:14:26.814
  • I think Mexicanfood's my favorite."
  • 00:14:26.915 --> 00:14:28.549
  • He said, "Well,do you like Italian?"
  • 00:14:28.650 --> 00:14:29.717
  • I said, "I reallylike Italian food.
  • 00:14:29.817 --> 00:14:31.920
  • I think Italianfood is my favorite."
  • 00:14:32.020 --> 00:14:33.721
  • He said, "Do youlike Chinese?"
  • 00:14:33.821 --> 00:14:34.756
  • "Oh," I said, "I couldeat Chinese all day.
  • 00:14:34.856 --> 00:14:36.324
  • I love --" He said, "Ifigured out your problem."
  • 00:14:36.424 --> 00:14:38.860
  • Anyway...[Laughter]
  • 00:14:38.960 --> 00:14:42.030
  • My problem is I havemore than one favorite.
  • 00:14:42.130 --> 00:14:45.233
  • And God has morethan one favorite.
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  • So again, in all thebusyness, and the hustle,
  • 00:14:47.602 --> 00:14:51.239
  • and the bustle of theseason, don't forget
  • 00:14:51.339 --> 00:14:53.241
  • it's God's favorite.
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  • They asked me lastweek, for a video
  • 00:14:54.842 --> 00:14:56.711
  • they were shootingaround here,
  • 00:14:56.811 --> 00:14:57.912
  • they said, "What are yourfavorite Christmas lights?"
  • 00:14:58.012 --> 00:15:00.281
  • I said "The tail lightswhen everybody goes home."
  • 00:15:00.381 --> 00:15:02.583
  • All right.So, anyway...
  • 00:15:02.684 --> 00:15:03.584
  • [Laughter]
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  • I'm sorry.Grandchildren,
  • 00:15:05.987 --> 00:15:09.524
  • the only people youlove to see come
  • 00:15:09.624 --> 00:15:11.359
  • and you love to see go.[Laughter]
  • 00:15:11.459 --> 00:15:14.662
  • Just 'cause we're tired.We're just tired.
  • 00:15:14.762 --> 00:15:16.364
  • That's why we don't havekids at this age, all right?
  • 00:15:16.464 --> 00:15:18.533
  • All right.So, that's number two.
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  • Number three.The third word, blessed.
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  • This is the prophecygiven through Elizabeth.
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  • Some were given to thepeople, some were given
  • 00:15:27.942 --> 00:15:29.410
  • through the people.This one was given
  • 00:15:29.510 --> 00:15:31.012
  • through Elizabeth.Luke 1:39.
  • 00:15:31.112 --> 00:15:34.349
  • "Now, Mary arose inthose days and went
  • 00:15:34.449 --> 00:15:36.017
  • into the hill country withhaste to a city of Judah
  • 00:15:36.117 --> 00:15:38.886
  • and entered thehouse of Zacharias
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  • and greeted Elizabeth.And it happened
  • 00:15:40.521 --> 00:15:42.090
  • when Elizabeth heardthe greeting of Mary
  • 00:15:42.190 --> 00:15:45.059
  • that the babe leapedin her womb and Elizabeth
  • 00:15:45.159 --> 00:15:49.330
  • was filled withthe Holy Spirit.
  • 00:15:49.430 --> 00:15:52.266
  • Then she spoke."So here's prophetic utterance.
  • 00:15:52.367 --> 00:15:55.970
  • She's filled with Hisspirit, then she speaks.
  • 00:15:56.070 --> 00:15:58.106
  • By the way, John the Baptistwas filled with the Spirit
  • 00:15:58.206 --> 00:16:00.308
  • at this time too.'Cause one of the --
  • 00:16:00.408 --> 00:16:02.143
  • part of the prophecy toZacharias, which we didn't
  • 00:16:02.243 --> 00:16:03.878
  • get to read, was he'll befilled with the Holy Spirit
  • 00:16:03.978 --> 00:16:05.947
  • in his mother's womb.And Zacharias, the father,
  • 00:16:06.047 --> 00:16:08.583
  • was filled withthe Holy Spirit.
  • 00:16:08.683 --> 00:16:10.018
  • So, she's filled withthe Holy Spirit and then
  • 00:16:10.118 --> 00:16:11.686
  • she spoke out with a loud voiceand said, "Blessed are you.
  • 00:16:11.786 --> 00:16:17.458
  • Blessed are you among women,and blessed is the fruit
  • 00:16:17.558 --> 00:16:20.828
  • of your womb."You can see how,
  • 00:16:20.928 --> 00:16:22.096
  • as I read these prophecies,these words just jumped out.
  • 00:16:22.196 --> 00:16:25.066
  • "But why is this grantedto me that the mother
  • 00:16:25.166 --> 00:16:27.135
  • of my Lord should come to me?For indeed, as soon
  • 00:16:27.235 --> 00:16:29.270
  • as the voice of yourgreeting sounded in my ears,
  • 00:16:29.370 --> 00:16:32.373
  • the babe leapedin my womb for joy.
  • 00:16:32.473 --> 00:16:35.343
  • Blessed is she whobelieved, for there will be
  • 00:16:35.443 --> 00:16:37.912
  • a fulfillment of thosethings which were told her
  • 00:16:38.012 --> 00:16:41.349
  • from the Lord."So, blessed.
  • 00:16:41.449 --> 00:16:44.285
  • What's the Greekword for blessed?
  • 00:16:44.385 --> 00:16:46.254
  • I told you this a whileback, but it's "Makarios".
  • 00:16:46.354 --> 00:16:48.456
  • It means happy.I'd love to get the definition,
  • 00:16:48.556 --> 00:16:52.627
  • because we talk aboutbeing blessed or blessings,
  • 00:16:52.727 --> 00:16:56.597
  • and the wordblessed means happy.
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  • Jesus came tomake you happy.
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  • I know He came to giveus joy, and that's
  • 00:17:01.903 --> 00:17:03.571
  • one of the seven words,but He came to make you happy.
  • 00:17:03.671 --> 00:17:07.008
  • There's a lie of Satan thatif you give your life to Jesus,
  • 00:17:07.108 --> 00:17:10.545
  • you'll neverbe happy again.
  • 00:17:10.645 --> 00:17:12.580
  • And people say it this way."Well, I wanna have fun."
  • 00:17:12.680 --> 00:17:15.550
  • Please hear me.I've been on the other side.
  • 00:17:15.650 --> 00:17:18.052
  • It's not fun.There's not happiness with it.
  • 00:17:18.152 --> 00:17:21.155
  • There's not true joy.There's nothing that lasts.
  • 00:17:21.255 --> 00:17:24.292
  • A few people say, "Well,I'm gonna live my life
  • 00:17:24.392 --> 00:17:26.427
  • because I wanna have fun.And then at the end,
  • 00:17:26.527 --> 00:17:28.262
  • right before I die, I'llgive my life to the Lord."
  • 00:17:28.362 --> 00:17:30.765
  • You're not gonnabe happy, though.
  • 00:17:30.865 --> 00:17:32.500
  • Because happiness,blessings, comes from Jesus.
  • 00:17:32.600 --> 00:17:36.437
  • Acts 3.Peter's preaching to the Jews
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  • and this is whathe says in verse 26.
  • 00:17:39.040 --> 00:17:40.775
  • "To you first.God having raised up
  • 00:17:40.875 --> 00:17:44.378
  • His servantJesus sent Him".
  • 00:17:44.479 --> 00:17:47.014
  • You wanna know whyGod sent Jesus?
  • 00:17:47.115 --> 00:17:49.383
  • "Sent Him to bless you."To bless you "in turning away
  • 00:17:49.484 --> 00:17:54.956
  • every one of youfrom your iniquities."
  • 00:17:55.056 --> 00:17:57.625
  • So, Jesus came to bless you.Now, here's the fourth word.
  • 00:17:57.725 --> 00:18:00.828
  • Guidance.And this is
  • 00:18:00.928 --> 00:18:03.431
  • through the propheciesgiven to Joseph.
  • 00:18:03.531 --> 00:18:06.134
  • Guidance.Now, the word guidance
  • 00:18:06.234 --> 00:18:07.935
  • is actually not in the text,but it's what jumps out at me
  • 00:18:08.035 --> 00:18:11.405
  • as I read thesefour prophetic words.
  • 00:18:11.506 --> 00:18:14.375
  • It's three scriptures,but four prophetic words.
  • 00:18:14.475 --> 00:18:16.911
  • Matthew 1:19.Now we're in Matthew 1.
  • 00:18:17.011 --> 00:18:19.881
  • Then we'll go back toLuke 2 in just a minute.
  • 00:18:19.981 --> 00:18:22.150
  • Matthew 1:19.Then Joseph, her husband,
  • 00:18:22.250 --> 00:18:24.852
  • being the just man andnot wanting to make her
  • 00:18:24.952 --> 00:18:26.754
  • a public example, was mindedto put her away secretly.
  • 00:18:26.854 --> 00:18:30.725
  • But while he thought aboutthese things, behold.
  • 00:18:30.825 --> 00:18:32.860
  • An angel of the Lordappeared to him in a dream
  • 00:18:32.960 --> 00:18:38.232
  • saying, 'Joseph, son ofDavid, do not be afraid
  • 00:18:38.332 --> 00:18:40.835
  • to take to you Mary your wife.For that which is
  • 00:18:40.935 --> 00:18:42.937
  • conceived in her isof the Holy Spirit.'"
  • 00:18:43.037 --> 00:18:46.674
  • Then Jesus is born.Then they're about to go
  • 00:18:46.774 --> 00:18:49.177
  • back home inchapter two verse 13.
  • 00:18:49.277 --> 00:18:53.381
  • "Now when theydeparted, behold.
  • 00:18:53.481 --> 00:18:54.849
  • An angel of the Lordappeared to Joseph
  • 00:18:54.949 --> 00:18:57.552
  • in a dream saying, 'Arise.Take the young child
  • 00:18:57.652 --> 00:19:00.755
  • and his mother.Flee to Egypt
  • 00:19:00.855 --> 00:19:02.323
  • and stay there untilI bring you word.
  • 00:19:02.423 --> 00:19:04.192
  • For Herod will seek theyoung child to destroy him.'"
  • 00:19:04.292 --> 00:19:07.862
  • And thenlook at verse 19.
  • 00:19:07.962 --> 00:19:09.597
  • "Now when Herodwas dead, behold.
  • 00:19:09.697 --> 00:19:11.165
  • An angel of the Lordappeared in a dream
  • 00:19:11.265 --> 00:19:13.768
  • to Joseph in Egyptsaying, 'Arise.
  • 00:19:13.868 --> 00:19:16.837
  • Take the young childand his mother and go
  • 00:19:16.938 --> 00:19:18.773
  • to the land of Israel.For those who sought
  • 00:19:18.873 --> 00:19:20.141
  • the young child'slife are dead.'
  • 00:19:20.241 --> 00:19:22.076
  • Then he arose, took theyoung child and his mother,
  • 00:19:22.176 --> 00:19:24.612
  • and came intothe land of Israel.
  • 00:19:24.712 --> 00:19:26.747
  • But when he heard thatArchelaus was reigning
  • 00:19:26.847 --> 00:19:29.817
  • over Judea instead of his fatherHerod, he was afraid
  • 00:19:29.917 --> 00:19:33.554
  • to go there."I like this
  • 00:19:33.654 --> 00:19:34.855
  • 'cause he had a little sensethat something wasn't right.
  • 00:19:34.956 --> 00:19:38.292
  • "And being warned by Godin a dream, he turned aside
  • 00:19:38.392 --> 00:19:43.431
  • in the region of Galilee andhe came and dwelt in a city
  • 00:19:43.531 --> 00:19:45.900
  • called Nazareth thatit might be fulfilled
  • 00:19:46.000 --> 00:19:47.802
  • which was spoken by theprophets, 'He shall be called
  • 00:19:47.902 --> 00:19:51.172
  • a Nazarene.''These prophetic words
  • 00:19:51.272 --> 00:19:53.574
  • are amazing.But this is what
  • 00:19:53.674 --> 00:19:55.710
  • I get out of theseprophetic words to Joseph,
  • 00:19:55.810 --> 00:19:57.845
  • that God'sgonna guide me.
  • 00:19:57.945 --> 00:20:00.815
  • I don't have to worry.I don't have to be upset
  • 00:20:00.915 --> 00:20:04.719
  • and have anxiety going throughlife, because Jesus came.
  • 00:20:04.819 --> 00:20:08.623
  • One of the things that Godwas speaking when Jesus came
  • 00:20:08.723 --> 00:20:12.293
  • was that He's gonnagive us guidance.
  • 00:20:12.393 --> 00:20:14.662
  • He'll warn us.If He has to, even in a dream.
  • 00:20:14.762 --> 00:20:17.965
  • But He'll tell us whereto go, when to move
  • 00:20:18.065 --> 00:20:20.101
  • to another city, whento take another job,
  • 00:20:20.201 --> 00:20:23.137
  • which city to move to,which school district
  • 00:20:23.237 --> 00:20:25.206
  • to put our kids in,God's going to guide us.
  • 00:20:25.306 --> 00:20:27.808
  • I hope you're catchingthis message even though
  • 00:20:27.908 --> 00:20:30.945
  • we can't spend muchtime on each point,
  • 00:20:31.045 --> 00:20:33.114
  • because this iswhat Christmas means.
  • 00:20:33.214 --> 00:20:36.751
  • God came to bless us.He came to give us grace.
  • 00:20:36.851 --> 00:20:38.719
  • He came to giveus salvation.
  • 00:20:38.819 --> 00:20:40.187
  • But He also came so thatHe could guide us every day
  • 00:20:40.288 --> 00:20:44.058
  • for the blessing and thebenefit of our families.
  • 00:20:44.158 --> 00:20:47.528
  • And that's what Hedid with Joseph.
  • 00:20:47.628 --> 00:20:49.463
  • It's kind of likeGPS, you know?
  • 00:20:49.563 --> 00:20:52.700
  • Global Positioning System.But spiritually,
  • 00:20:52.800 --> 00:20:55.670
  • I would call it GuidanceProtection Services.
  • 00:20:55.770 --> 00:21:00.775
  • Guidance ProtectionServices.
  • 00:21:00.875 --> 00:21:03.678
  • God's gonna bless you.Now, Debbie makes fun of me
  • 00:21:03.778 --> 00:21:05.680
  • with GPS 'cause Idon't listen all the time,
  • 00:21:05.780 --> 00:21:09.650
  • and so, I miss the turns.And so the word
  • 00:21:09.750 --> 00:21:12.687
  • that we hear mostis recalculating.
  • 00:21:12.787 --> 00:21:15.556
  • [Laughter]
  • 00:21:15.656 --> 00:21:17.591
  • Recalculating.Recalculating.
  • 00:21:17.692 --> 00:21:19.727
  • One time, the GPS said to me,"Pull over and let me drive."
  • 00:21:19.827 --> 00:21:22.797
  • [Laughter]
  • 00:21:22.897 --> 00:21:25.733
  • Actually that wasDebbie that said that,
  • 00:21:25.833 --> 00:21:27.201
  • but anyway, it wasstill a woman's voice.
  • 00:21:27.301 --> 00:21:29.804
  • I just know I heardthose words and so --
  • 00:21:29.904 --> 00:21:33.974
  • Just -- just re--
  • 00:21:34.075 --> 00:21:36.577
  • Here's -- what's great aboutGod is He'll speak to us.
  • 00:21:36.677 --> 00:21:40.981
  • Now, think about this too.You say, "Boy,
  • 00:21:41.082 --> 00:21:42.383
  • He spoke a lot in dreams."He still speaks through dreams.
  • 00:21:42.483 --> 00:21:45.319
  • But they didn't have theBible with them all the time.
  • 00:21:45.419 --> 00:21:49.523
  • They didn't haveit on their phone.
  • 00:21:49.623 --> 00:21:51.959
  • They didn't haveit in their homes.
  • 00:21:52.059 --> 00:21:53.627
  • It was only in the temple.So, He did speak
  • 00:21:53.728 --> 00:21:55.629
  • a lot through dreams.But God speaks a lot
  • 00:21:55.730 --> 00:21:58.899
  • through His Word.Think about that we have
  • 00:21:58.999 --> 00:22:01.669
  • the Word of God notonly in book form.
  • 00:22:01.769 --> 00:22:05.606
  • Most of us have itwith us at all times
  • 00:22:05.706 --> 00:22:10.077
  • and we don'teven read it.
  • 00:22:10.177 --> 00:22:12.747
  • God might wanna bespeaking something to you
  • 00:22:12.847 --> 00:22:15.116
  • while you're waitingin the doctor's office.
  • 00:22:15.216 --> 00:22:18.386
  • And you could justtake a few moments
  • 00:22:18.486 --> 00:22:19.453
  • and read God's Word.But He still
  • 00:22:19.553 --> 00:22:21.021
  • speaks prophetically, and Hestill speaks through dreams.
  • 00:22:21.122 --> 00:22:23.958
  • I had a dream one night thatDebbie and I were driving along
  • 00:22:24.058 --> 00:22:28.829
  • and I saw a groupof guys beating up a guy.
  • 00:22:28.929 --> 00:22:32.633
  • And I handed her my phoneand said, "Call 911."
  • 00:22:32.733 --> 00:22:35.436
  • And I got out of the car andstarted running toward them
  • 00:22:35.536 --> 00:22:37.304
  • and shouting,and they ran away.
  • 00:22:37.405 --> 00:22:39.640
  • And I cradled thisguy in my arms.
  • 00:22:39.740 --> 00:22:41.308
  • He had, like, a maskpulled over his face.
  • 00:22:41.409 --> 00:22:44.111
  • And I lifted the mask up,and it was one of my friends.
  • 00:22:44.211 --> 00:22:48.582
  • And so I called him thenext morning and told him
  • 00:22:48.682 --> 00:22:50.484
  • about the dream,and I said,
  • 00:22:50.584 --> 00:22:51.485
  • "I think Satan'sattacking you right now,
  • 00:22:51.585 --> 00:22:53.387
  • and I need you tobe honest with me."
  • 00:22:53.487 --> 00:22:55.956
  • And he said, "Yeah.He's attacking me in the area
  • 00:22:56.056 --> 00:22:58.092
  • of my marriage right now."See, God speaks.
  • 00:22:58.192 --> 00:23:01.962
  • He wanted to bring warningand He wanted to give guidance
  • 00:23:02.062 --> 00:23:06.300
  • because He speaks.He still speaks today.
  • 00:23:06.400 --> 00:23:08.569
  • ROBERT: Aren't thesewords amazing?
  • 00:23:08.669 --> 00:23:11.038
  • Isn't it amazing that God spoke,around the birth of His son,
  • 00:23:11.138 --> 00:23:17.711
  • salvation, favor,blessed, and guidance?
  • 00:23:17.812 --> 00:23:22.817
  • These are the first fourwords of Christmas.
  • 00:23:22.917 --> 00:23:25.786
  • Next time, I'm gonna sharewith you the next three.
  • 00:23:25.886 --> 00:23:28.622
  • But what's amazing isthat God is saying,
  • 00:23:28.722 --> 00:23:31.659
  • through the birth of His son,everything that we need
  • 00:23:31.759 --> 00:23:36.597
  • to have a relationshipwith God the Father
  • 00:23:36.697 --> 00:23:39.733
  • is fulfilled in Jesus Christ.And I pray for you
  • 00:23:39.834 --> 00:23:43.571
  • during this time.The enemy attacks.
  • 00:23:43.671 --> 00:23:46.073
  • Sometimes withregret over the past,
  • 00:23:46.173 --> 00:23:48.876
  • sometimes withfear of the future.
  • 00:23:48.976 --> 00:23:51.278
  • But during this time, pleaseremember that the Lord
  • 00:23:51.378 --> 00:23:54.615
  • Jesus Christ cameinto the world
  • 00:23:54.715 --> 00:23:57.451
  • to seek and to savethose who are lost.
  • 00:23:57.551 --> 00:24:00.488
  • And He loves you withall of His heart.
  • 00:24:00.588 --> 00:24:02.923
  • I pray that you'lljoin us next time,
  • 00:24:03.023 --> 00:24:05.793
  • because I'll continue thismessage and we will also
  • 00:24:05.893 --> 00:24:08.729
  • have more specialChristmas music.
  • 00:24:08.829 --> 00:24:11.866
  • I love you so much.Merry Christmas.
  • 00:24:11.966 --> 00:24:14.568
  • ANNOUNCER: We're so gladthat you joined us
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  • for today's program aswe celebrate Christmas.
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  • a copy of PastorRobert's brand-new book
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  • "Seven Words of Christmas."In it, he reveals that
  • 00:24:25.045 --> 00:24:27.715
  • before the first Christmas,God spoke seven words
  • 00:24:27.815 --> 00:24:30.951
  • to seven different peoplethat brought hope and change
  • 00:24:31.051 --> 00:24:33.954
  • to our world for eternity.
  • 00:24:34.054 --> 00:24:35.756
  • He shares the story of Jesussurrounding each word
  • 00:24:35.856 --> 00:24:38.492
  • and applies the prophecyto our modern lives.
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  • This book is a great giftfor your friends and family.
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  • So get one foryourself and everyone
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  • on your Christmas List.
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  • We especially want to thankyou for your continued
  • 00:24:47.501 --> 00:24:49.803
  • generous financialand prayer support
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  • of Pastor Robert Morrisministries throughout this year.
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  • ♪ Said the shepherd boyto the mighty king ♪
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  • ♪ Do you knowwhat I know ♪
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  • ♪ In your palacewall mighty king ♪
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  • ♪ Do you knowwhat I know ♪
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  • ♪ A child, a childshivers in the cold ♪
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  • ♪ Said the king tothe people everywhere ♪
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  • ♪ The child, the childsleeping in the night ♪
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  • ♪ He will bring usgoodness and light ♪
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