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Thank you. This is What's Right, What's Left with Pastor Ernie Sanders. Good evening and welcome to another edition of What's Right, What's Left on this 23rd day, the eve of Christmas Eve of December 2022.
And I'm Radio Pastor Ernie Sanders and indeed this is the voice of the Christian Resistance. And tonight we're going to be doing our Christmas program which I've been looking forward to doing. And tonight we have with us Pastor Joe. Good evening.
It is a pleasure and honor to be here to do a Christmas show to preach the gospel of our Lord and Savior who is born on this holiday, holy day, and may all the world rejoice. And we have who will be a part of the program tonight, Lisa Hickman. Say hello. Good evening everyone. Good evening.
And Debbie Larson. Hi everyone. Merry Christmas. All right. We're going to get started out but this on this Christmas Eve maybe I think we the eve of the eve need to start with a prayer because there are it's over well I guess it's like uh well well over a million people right now that are without heat and they're without electricity without heat and there was a major um what was it a 45 car pileup there 46 3 are dead more may be dying and many are injured uh they're still working on it uh they're in northeast Ohio shut down the interstate I guess what are they saying in sandusky I believe and there's more than 25 people have died from the storm from the from the blizzard so would you want to lead in a prayer joe I sure would dear heavenly father in a season where people are rushing home to be with family to celebrate our probably most precious day of the year christmas day the birth of your son we have this bad weather spreading across the nation that's causing chaos with airplanes and buses and especially ground travel on the highways we have people who are stranded people who are very cold tonight their power is out they have no electricity no heat and we have like the example in Ohio and I'm sure there are crashes happening all over the country elsewhere but with several dead and many others badly badly hurt lord we just would lift all these people up to you that are in these dire situations that you would comfort that you would aid and help be with the families of those that are suffering losses be with those that are frightened be with those that are cold and lonely and trapped and just lord pour out your blessings on a nation I know we as a nation probably don't deserve a single blessing but you're the father of mercies lord and we would just put all these people into your hands and just ask you to bless them in any way that you see fit lord in jesus precious name amen amen well tonight joe we're going to start in luke chapter one and the title of the message tonight is the christmas story just the christmas story and so um here you know luke gives us the most detailed and absolutely accurate account of jesus birth he describes jesus birth a childhood and human development and the luke lifts up the humanity of jesus our savior was the idea man fully prepared the idea man now to be ready to live the perfect life and so joe if you'll read verses one through four and then stop for as much as many have taken in hand to set forth an order a declaration of those things which are most surely believed among us even as they delivered them unto us from which which from the beginning were eyewitnesses and ministers of the word of the word it seemed good to me also having had perfect understanding of all things from the very first to write unto thee in order most excellent theophilus that thou mightest know the certainty of those things wherein thou hast been instructed well joe luke gives a perfect i mean a perfectly accurate account of what christ's followers believed and why they believed it now luke was concerned that the eyewitnesses account be preserved uh accurately for generations to come there were many people had written first-hand accounts of their experience for the lord jesus and luke had gathered all of these uh resources and verified all of their accuracy for his gospel go ahead and and pick it up there in verse five and all right read verse five all the way through uh if you will through 10 right there was in the days of harrod the king of judea a certain priest a certain priest named zachariah of the course of abidja and his wife was the daughter of aaron and her name was elizabeth and they were both righteous before god walking in all the commandments in the ordinances of the lord blameless and they had no children because that elizabeth was barren and they were both now well stricken in years and it came to pass that while he executed the priest office before god in the order of his course according to the custom of the priest's office his lot was to burn incense when he went into the temple of the lord and the whole multitude of people were praying without at the time of incense well jim here it was an interesting thing uh harrod was that was harrod the great and he had been confirmed by the roman senate as the king of the jews but here it himself was a half-breed he was a harodian okay and he was the illegitimate heir to the throne of david and so and here jesus was the legitimate heir to the throne of jesus of david and and he is and he will be the last one to reign on the throne of david forever and here now uh harrod was the one who tried to keep the the legitimate heir of the throne the lord jesus himself and that's why he had the massacre of all the infants and and uh in a futile futile attempt to try to kill the infant jesus you're not gonna outsmart god but so here when you you see that zacharias in the course of abbya well here he was that was the eighth course he the course of abbya was the eighth course uh there were 24 separate groups um of priests each group was just just under a thousand joe there were actually about 20,000 priests all together and they would at this time they would because there were so many of them it was uh doubtful that you know that a priest during his lifetime would be able to serve in the temple and so they would cast lots um to see who who could serve now do you think that they're because people would would say well what what had what would have happened if zachariah if if the lots didn't fall in zachariah uh it was kind of a rigged election because if god wants something to happen and he wants zachariah to be in that temple zachariah is going to be in the temple well you're exactly right absolutely absolutely and here that you know the interesting thing with the temple that uh harrod had built he did it to please the jews because he wasn't very well liked but to please the romans he placed the roman eagle at the entrance there and so now here so now here kind of wondered it both ways right yeah and so here now uh we see that zachariah is in there his job is to burn incense unto the lord and this is a very very very important job this was a once in a lifetime opportunity and again here uh zachariah is in there could kind of picture this you're in the this is your this is your day you made it you're in the temple um and just to serve god you're somebody now you're really somebody here and then all of a sudden we'll pick it up in verse 11 all right and there appeared unto him an angel an angel of the lord standing on the right side of the altar of incense and when zachariah saw him he was troubled and fear fell upon him but the angel said unto him fear not zachariah for thy prayer is heard and thy wife elizabeth shall bear thee a son and thou shall call his name john and thou shall have joy and gladness and many shall rejoice at his birth for he shall be great in the sight of the lord and shall drink neither wine nor strong drink and he shall be filled with the holy ghost even from his mother's womb and many of the children of israel shall he turn to the lord their god and he shall go before him in the spirit and power of elijah to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just to make ready a people prepared for the lord and zachariah said into the angel or by shall i know this for i am an old man and my wife's well stricken in years and the angel answered and said unto him i am gabriel that stand in the presence of god and am sent to speak unto thee and to show thee these glad tidings and behold thou shall be dumb and not able to speak until the day that these things shall be performed because thou believeth not my words which shall be fulfilled in their season you want me to stop at 20 20 pastor ernie can you hear me yes i can now and you want me to stop there yeah yeah stop there joe now here do you think that maybe gabriel joe that possibly gabriel expected uh that kind of a response out of zachariah it's a good question i assume that god would prepare him for his whatever role god wanted him to play so i i imagine he probably wasn't too surprised that somebody didn't believe him well i think he did i think he knew exactly how zachariah was going to react and here when we we look at that in times past joe remember in the days of abraham when he told abraham in genesis 717 that he was going to be a father in his old age abraham had a doubtful moment there sarah when she heard that she was going to be the mother and in her old age laughed isaac yeah and then she did then then she denied it and uh well how do you how do you do that and then deny it and lie to god and get away with it oh wow you know he called her on it but uh i think he also knew how shocked that she would be a woman well stricken in years way past the time the child burned to her it was a impossibility it's hard for mankind to grasp that with god all things are possible nothing is impossible to him and that's hard for us to get our heads around then when the lord had told moses you're going to return back to egypt even though pharaohs got a contract out for you and you're going to return back to egypt and you're going to lead my people you're going to be a spokesman and moses said me i'm i'm not an elegant speech how you know i'm i'm but a baby on if god says you're going to do something you're going to do it yeah he and i had an argument and well it was kind of one-sided i argued he won yeah and usually we work said that way yeah it worked that way and well then and then then the israelites just about every time they would be faced with a difficulty in the wilderness they doubted god and remember and over and over and old gideon and judges chapter six i remember old gideon when uh god told him wherever he was hiding down in the winepress at the lord chided him he said gideon man of valor and gideon is thinking man of valor do you see where i'm at okay i'm hiding yes i'm afraid and then thomas when jesus had when they told him jesus had risen from the dead what did thomas say i won't believe it until i stick my fingers right inside the wound and so right inside yeah inside the wound and so so you had people that doubted now here so he was all prepared uh gabriel and he he said now because of this uh you're not going to be able to speak until a day so this was this was done i mean this was they knew exactly that what was going to happen here and as he goes on now in verse i'm going to pick it up in verse 21 joe and i'm going to read verses 21 all the way through 60 and the people waited for zacharias and marveled that he tarried so long in the temple and when he came out he could not speak into them and they perceived that he had seen a vision in the temple for he beckoned unto them and remained speechless and it came to pass that as soon as the days of his administration were accomplished he departed into his own house and after those days his wife elizabeth conceived and hid herself five months saying thus hath the lord dealt with me in the days of wherein he looked on me to take away my reproach among men and in the sixth month the angel gabriel was sent from god into the city of galley named nazareth to a virgin espoused to a man whose name was joseph of the house of david and the virgin's name was mary and the angel came in into her and said hail thou that are highly favored the lord is with thee blessed are thou among women and when she saw him she was troubled at his saying and i cast in her mind what manner of salutation this should be and the angel said into her fear not mary for thou has found a favor with god and behold thou shalt conceive in thy womb and bring forth the son and shall call his name jesus and he shall be great and shall be called the son of the highest and the lord shall give unto him the throne of his father david and he shall reign over the house of jacob forever and his kingdom there should be no end then said mary into the angel how shall this be seeing i know not a man and the angel answered and said unto her the holy ghost shall come upon thee and the power of the highest shall overshadow thee therefore also the holy thing which shall be born upon you shall be called the son of god and behold thy cousin elizabeth she had not conceived a son in her old age and this is the sixth month with her who was called baron for we god nothing shall be impossible and mary said behold the handmaid of the lord be it unto me according to thy word and the angel departed from her well joe what do you think just can you imagine uh i know a lot of people a lot of people have the mindset that mary was only a 14 year old girl i don't think so at all i think she was more uh closer to the age of 20 and here uh when now just think of this here an angel of the lord comes and tells you you mary you're going to be the mother of messiah now this was the this was the the dream of all the jewish women that they would be the ones that would bring in the king of israel the the king of kings the king of kings yeah and now mary's there and all of a sudden here and in the sixth month the angel gabriel was sent from god all of a sudden boom here is this gabriel before her telling her that she is going to be the mother to bring in of the messiah and so now how does how is her question different than zacharias she says how shall this be seeing i know not a man she's simply asking a question because she wanted to make sure that this angel knew that she had never been with a man right she's thinking be have a child well you have a child after you sleep with a man is the way it works and you know that's what her understanding is well the the difference in how she answered the question yeah she's not doubting she's just asking how this be well so basically what zachariah was doing uh he said you know whereby shall i know how do how do i know you're telling me the truth basically what he says right i want to sign wonder yeah not not a smart thing to say to the angel of the lord no an angel the lord rather okay and so here if we pick it up over in verse 39 and mary arose in those days and went into the hill country with haste unto the city of juda and entered into the house of zacharias now she had quite a that was quite a journey that she had to me and here uh in those days especially especially uh and entered alone and entered into the house of zacharias and saluted elizabeth and it came to pass that when lizabeth heard the salutation of mary the babe had leaped in her womb and lizabeth was filled with the holy ghost and she spoke out with a loud voice and said blessed art thou among women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb and what is this to me that the mother of my lord shall come to me for lo as soon as the voice of thy salutation sounded in mine ears the babe leaped in my womb with joy and blessed is she that believes for there shall be a performance of those things which were told her from the lord and mary said my soul my soul does magnify the lord and my spirit hath rejoiced in god my savior for he has regarded the lowest state of his handmaiden for behold from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed for he that is mighty has done to me great things and holy is his name and his mercy is on them that fear him from generation to generation he has showed strength with his arms he has scattered the crowd in the imagination of their heart he has put down the mighty from their seats and exalted them a flow degree he has filled the hungry with good things and the rich he has sent empty away he has hope in his servant israel in remembrance of his mercy and he say ask say to our father to abraham and his seed forever and mary avowed about three months and returned to her own house with joe here now remember mary had not had a conversation with zachariah or with elizabeth prior to going there and yet when when mary as soon as mary had spoken john the baptist was in the presence of his lord and when he leaped in the womb elizabeth immediately knew that that she immediately knew that mary had the well that mary had the messiah the christ yeah because it said and elizabeth was filled with the holy ghost because of the child within her was filled with the holy ghost also right absolutely absolutely so this was an amazing thing now elizabeth's full-time came well let me let me just stop first because let me go back and and mary said my soul does magnify the lord and my spirit has rejoiced in my savior now joe there's only one kind of people that need a savior what kind of people need savior sinners like all of us okay so we're all sinners there is no one righteous no not one so those that teach that mary was sinless mary was born sinless um only as a sinner needs a savior right right and so even though mary was chosen amongst all of the women and the lord said that uh that that you would be known and to this very day to this very day uh there is no name spoken as much around women spoken as much around women as mary and so now but but you'll often hear them saying this and this is it's really uh a troubling statement it's a very troubling statement to hear people say mary the mother of god mary wasn't the mother of god god had no mother mother right mary was the mother the woman that carried the christ child but the christ child was created by god and she enjoyed the child and nursed the child but she did not create it and so so mary was one of god's children was she not yes and so so you can't be be uh the mother of your father can you you cannot be no she's a child of god you know because god because she believed her faith made her saved so they should never use that mary the mother of god they should say mary the mother of the christ child huh right mary the mother of yeah jesus all right and so he goes on to say uh and he said as he spake to our fathers tabor him and to his seed forever forever okay and here he goes on to say now lizabeth's full-time came that she should be delivered and she brought forth the son and her neighbors and her cousins heard how they how the lord had showed great mercy upon her and rejoiced with her now here what had happened the last time that god had spoken through an angel to the nation of israel it was 400 years earlier it'd been 400 years now when zacharias was in the temple and the people waited outside and they waited outside uh for him well there was a reason that they waited outside within such anticipation they wanted to hear something from him and so let's go on and it came to pass that on the eighth day they came to circumcise the child and they called him zacharias after the name of his father and his mother answered and said not so but he shall be called john be called john go ahead uh you can now pick it up now this do you think that this shocked them i mean you just didn't much yeah you didn't do that as a woman right i mean you didn't do that i mean let me what would that be how would they look at something like that if if the mother took it on and to name the the son the firstborn son after someone other then the father would that would that be taken by them as being totally disrespectful oh yes she would have been disobedient disrespectful and they were shocked but you know then they said unto her there is none of thy kindred that is called by this name and they made signs to his father how he would have him called and he asked for a writing tablet remember he still couldn't speak and wrote saying his name is john and they all marveled and his mouth was opened immediately and his tongue loosed and he spaked and praised god now what what might have what might have some people thought of when they said well his name is john and not zacharias do you think some people might have thought wow zacharias isn't the father right i mean yeah they would immediately think the uh first bad thing they could come up with all right there's another in the family named john so whoops so go ahead and read 65 and 66 and fear came on all that dwelt around them about them and all these sayings were noised abroad throughout all the hill country of judea and all they that heard them lay them them up in their hearts saying what manner of child shall this be and the hand of the lord was with him and so here now uh i got a message what was that message craig like okay uh you can bring up it looks like john mcturnan is joining us tonight well hello john yes mr ernie i've been here for quite a while i'm enjoying uh you and is it public joe there yeah right i'm enjoying it listen yeah well but but you're not the the john that elizabeth was speaking about no uh john by the way means god is gracious all righty so let me ask you this why do you think the people were so afraid that the fear fell upon all the people in all the hill country of judea well uh he was in the he was a priest uh zacharias was a priest and they knew something had happened to him uh when he was in there with the incense he was in there for a long time and when he came out he couldn't speak and then all of a sudden they heard that he spoke when he he spoke when he agreed that the baby's name was john so they realized that god was doing something and especially with his child and it had been 400 years prior that they had heard from god and now here uh go ahead joe and pick it up in verse 67 oh because that's the clue and his father zachariah was filled with the holy ghost and prophesied saying blessed be the lord god of israel for he hath visited and redeemed his people and hath raised up the horn of salvation for us in the house of his servant david as he spake by the mouth of his holy prophets which have been since the world began that we should be saved from our enemies and from the hand of all that hate us to perform mercy promised to our fathers and to remember his holy covenant the oath which he swore unto our father abraham that he would grant unto us that we being delivered out of the hand of our enemy might serve him without fear in holiness and righteousness before him all the days of our life and thou child shall be called the prophet of the highest and thou shall go before the face of the lord to prepare his way to give knowledge of salvation unto his people furthering by the remission of their sins through the tender mercy of our god whereby the day spring from on high have visited did we lose joe okay whereby the day spring from on high had visited us to give light to them that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death to guide our feet into the way of peace and the child grew and waxed strong in spirit and was in the deserts till the day of his showing into israel now here well ernie if you wanted to read you didn't have to hang up on me to do it all right no okay very good well what what we what we just did was what heard from zacharias from zacharias had just recalled he just recalled hundreds of years of god's sovereign work in history beginning with abraham and ending in eternity yeah then then if you notice how because zacharias was could be uh well it could be well he said what he what he meant to say and and it was a very tender contrast he personalized he personalized this story his son had been chosen for a key role in the drama of the ages although god has unlimited power he chose to work through frail humans to those who are faithful to him and so uh just pick it up uh with with a chapter two and well now let's read and then the child grew and waxed strong in spirit and was in the deserts till the day of his showing into israel why do you think that god had kept him in the deserts there was a very good reason for keeping him in the deserts until he was ready to come out he was unspoiled and god was his tutor absolutely he had to depend totally on god he had to learn dependency on god learned that god had to feed him guide him protect him a child alone in the desert uh it's a miracle he would survive without having without god he would have never survived and so here now uh by being in the wilderness john remained totally separate from the worldly things from the economic and the political powers of the day right so that he could aim his message against them now they they really couldn't say anything uh you know today a prophet like like one of us well we would be attacked by the fake news media they would try to discredit us um well like they do well like well like they would have to judge roy moore uh and how the way that they and president trump but with john the baptist they didn't know anything about him did they i mean he no he was this wild man from the wilderness that came out in a man in call uh camel here been living out in the desert they had no idea what to do with him and he was so educated he had knowledge he had wisdom spoke well they were uh rather surprised and he spoke well and he spoke with authority kingdom authority and he spoke against the hypocritical religious leaders of his day and his message was different from theirs and his life proved it and and so when the lord jesus had said to him tell me it was john's a man sent from god uh they were afraid to say anything because uh the people were listing it and they believed in john didn't they yes they believed john well some of them even thought that john was a messiah but they certainly knew he was from god they understood that clearly so go ahead and pick it up and in chapter two and read uh in chapter two and read uh verses one through seven and it came to pass in those days that there went out a decree from caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed and this taxing was first made when serenius was governor of Syria and all went to be taxed everyone into his own city and joseph also went up from Galilee out of the city of nazareth under Judea under the city of David which is called Bethlehem because he was of the house and lineage of David to be taxed with Mary his espoused wife being great with child and so it was that while they were there the days were accomplished that she should be delivered and she brought forth her firstborn son and wrapped him in swaddling clothes and laid him in a manger because there was no room for them in the end well when they went there they weren't really taxed at that time they went up there when it went to be taxed meant that they were taking a census right uh and so role they were that's right they were being put on the the tax rolls and here and then there were in the same night shepherds now this is one of my favorite passages of scripture amen there were in the same night shepherd in the same country shepherds abiding in the field keeping watch over their flocks by night now here in this passage we're going to see that the lord jesus we're going to see a christophany here a christophany that the lord jesus is announcing his own birth well you say well how could he how could he be in two places at one time well he's omnipresent meaning exists in all places at all times throughout throughout the entire the entire universe okay and so and lo but wait a minute how do we know because there are a lot of people that uh well they they don't understand that they don't really they're not that uh biblically knowledgeable so but let's look and see what gives it away and lo the angel of the lord came upon them now the angel of the lord's always a christophany and the glory of the lord shown around about them what do you call the glory of the lord john mcternan you can answer too yeah yeah yeah can you can you hear me uh it sounds like i lost you uh the glory of the lord of the lord um the bible it's uh aura that uh comes off the warden when we look at it pastor it emanates from its face and so it's called shakana shakana glory huh yeah the glory of the lord and and uh the lord called moses no man can see my face and live and he hid moses when moses would have seen his face and moses was allowed to see the back parts of the lord but not his face all righty and so here uh we said and the glory of the lord shown around about them and they were sore afraid and the angel said unto them fear not so for one the one sign is they got the shakana glory is only present where god is okay and and the angel said unto them fear not for behold i bring you good tidings of great joy which shall be to all the people for unto you is born this day in the city of david as savior which is christ the lord the lord and this shall be a sign unto you you shall find the babe wrapped in a swaddling cloth lying in a manger now here comes the second clue the second clue that this was the lord himself and suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of heavenly hosts praising god and saying glory to god in the highest and on earth peace and goodwill towards the man had it been just a regular angel would they have worshiped see that praising god when it means worshiping they were worshiping god uh would would they have done that no they wouldn't have been they might have been praising god but they wouldn't have been worshiping and it came to pass as the angels were going away from them into heaven the shepherd said unto one another let us go now even into bethlehem and see the things which came to pass and which the lord hath made known unto us and they came with haste and found mary and joseph and the babe lying in a manger and when they had seen it they had made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning the child and all they that heard it wondered of those things which were told them by the shepherds but mary kept all these things and pondered them in her heart and the shepherds returned glorifying and praising god for all the things that they had heard and seen as it was told to them now here it's an interesting thing uh that god had chosen to reveal the birth of the king of kings the lord of lords and the king of kings not to the wealthy and the powerful of that day but what would what would the most of the jews would have thought that that here when this would have taken place they would have thought that then here the the the messiah he would be born in in solomon's temple or someplace right right but wealth and power and glory and he came in a manger he came humbly he came lowly with the animals and the lowest people in the way the lowest paid workers in society were the shepherds and uh they were pretty rough munch and the lord let them be the ones to bear witness and so miracle and so again today when we go back and we see things where they would try to build things for the lord um and he would have them take natural rocks things that god had made uh to build up pillars and things to mark uh so and when god did when he gave him the instructions of how to build the temple and how to and the ark and that was his was god's standards or god's standards very very high well yes they're his standards are very high but his his ways are above what men can understand he chose the stones the uncut stones many times because he calls us in the new testament we are lively stones living stones that are built upon him the cornerstone that builds a living church and we're all individual we're all different so he takes all these different original stones that are all unique puts them together to build a living church and so he has a meaning with the lord all right very good and when eight days were accomplished for the circumcising of the child his name was called jesus which was so named to the angel before he was conceived in the womb now jewish families at that time they they went through several ceremonies soon right after baby's birth one was circumcision every boy was circumcised and named on the eighth day after birth and circumcision symbolized the jews separation from gentiles in their unique relationship with god and a firstborn son was presented to god one month after his birth what do now we we do these things today what do we call that when we do that we call it a dedication don't we right dedication and and we have that i dedicated my son he dedicated his son and so uh uh the firstborn son to the lord and he goes on and it goes on and when the days of her purification according to the law of moses was accomplished they brought him to jerusalem to present him to the lord as it is written in the law of the lord every male that openeth the womb shall be called holy to the lord and to offer a sacrifice according to that which is said in the law of the lord a pair of turtledoves or two young pigeons and so and behold there was a man in jerusalem whose name was simian and the same man was just in devout waiting for the consolation of israel and the holy ghost was upon him and he revealed it to him by the holy ghost that he should not see death before he had seen the lord's christ and he came by the spirit into the temple when the parents brought him the child of jesus to do for him after the custom of the law then he took him up in his arms and blessed god and said the lord now let us thou thy servant be part of peace according to thy word for mine eyes have seen the salvation which thou has prepared before the face of all thy people a light into light in the gentiles and a glory of thy people israel and joseph and his mother marveled at these things which were spoken now you notice something here in in the bible the bible the word of god the king james bible here you notice how it says that joseph and his mother it doesn't say his father and mother in this bible but what about the new age does it refer to him as his does it refer to him as his father and his mother yeah it does in some of the new age versions and and so here and joseph and his mother marveled at those things well he just said a light to lighten the gentiles this is the first clue in there that uh jesus had come not to the jews alone but for the gentiles it's a clue and it's often so missed why would it have been said it's kind of would be totally out of place like what are the gentles have to do with the coming of the messiah i'm going to finish by reading because we're just about out of time and send me and bless them and send him to marry his mother behold this child is set for the fall and arising again of many in israel and for a sign which shall be spoken against yeah a sword shall pierce through thy own soul also and the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed and there was one anna a prophet as the daughter of finul of the tribe of asir and she was great in age and lived 107 years from her virginity and she was a widow of about four score and four years which departed not from the temple but served god with fasting and prayers night and day and she came in the instant and gave thanks likewise into the lord and spake of him to all them that looked for redemption in jerusalem and when they had performed all these things according to the law of the lord they returned into galley to their own city nazareth and the child grew and waxed strong in spirit and was filled with wisdom and the grace of god was upon him well we're out of time for tonight on this but uh boy i just love this message and folks we just read to you what was absolutely accurate luke um luke was very very concerned that he gave a perfectly a perfectly accurate account of the of the life of christ and what the believers what the believers of the lord jesus believed and he did an excellent job and i just spoke to you tonight we did we just read from you about the greatest source of truth that ever existed right here in the word of god and uh not many believe that today and that's exactly what the word of god said would happen that many would jesus said when i return will i find any faith but we do and i'm going to tell you if i were you i were you i would too and i want to wish all of you out there listening all of you me this be the your best and most blessed christmas ever go ahead uh joe and john wish him a merry christmas i think it's too late very very merry christmas a blessed christmas yes may god bless you one and all this christmas and may america bless god thank you for listening to what's right what's left the voice of the christian resistance to support this ministry head to wrwl.org that's wrwl.org mail your donations to what's right what's left ministries 14781 speary road newbury ohio 44065 if you missed part of tonight's program you can check out the podcast at the word cleveland.com the word cleveland.com once again thank you for listening and supporting what's right what's left ministries the voice of the christian resistance stay tuned the second hour is coming up next
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