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The Moments Before A Miracle – Kim Chadwell

The Moments Before A Miracle – Kim Chadwell

December 16, 2018

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hi this is Kim Chadwell I want to talk

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with you about the time before a miracle

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happens those months those minutes those

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moments before a miracle this time of

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year Christmas is celebrated by most

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Christians around the world most of us

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know that this is not the exact date

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that Jesus was born but it is a date

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that we have chosen that we recognize

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and celebrate his birth I have put a

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painting up I don’t know the name of it

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and I don’t know the artist and if

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somebody knows please put a comment in

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the comments below this video

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but I want to talk about this painting

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and I want to talk about what takes

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place before the miracle and what took

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place before the miracle of the birth of

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Jesus which is also the key elements to

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our personal miracles as well this

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painting is depicting right after the

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birth of Jesus the exhaustion the time

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alone all before the excitement and the

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visits and the gifts and the recognition

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and I just love this painting and this

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message came upon my heart first I want

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to share with you some out of the Bible

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about the birth of Jesus and I want to

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share my message with you

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okay we’re told in the Book of Luke that

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in Elizabeth’s sixth month this was

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Mary’s relative that Gabriel was sent by

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God to visit a young virgin girl named

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Mary in Nazareth in Galilee

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so the Gabe gave the angel Gabriel says

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to her that she is going to conceive and

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she’s going to bear a child a son

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she’s gonna conceive a child bear a son

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and named him Jesus she answers well how

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can this be

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I’ve not been with a man I know not a

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man meaning I am a virgin and Gabriel

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replies that nothing is impossible with

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God even your relative Elizabeth who is

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old and age is now in her sixth month

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and Mary’s reply is I am The Lord’s

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servant may it be as you have said that

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is a key response I’m going to talk

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about that in a minute so that Mary

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hurries and she travels to Judea Judea

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which is about 70 miles and she goes to

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Elizabeth’s home and John the Baptist in

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the womb in the belly of Elisabeth leaps

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and Elizabeth prophesies and Mary breaks

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into song I want to read this song that

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she says so this is what happens she

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comes into the home Elizabeth hears her

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upon hearing it John the Baptist’s in

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her womb in her stomach

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leaps she speaks in the spirit to her

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and this is Mary’s response and Mary

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said my soul glorifies the Lord and my

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spirit rejoices in God my Savior for he

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has been mindful of the humble state of

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his servant from now on all generations

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will call me blessed for the Mighty One

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has done great things for me holy is his

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name his mercy extends to those who fear

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Him from generation to generation he has

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performed mighty deeds with his arm he

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has scattered those who are proud in

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their inmost thoughts he has brought

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down rulers from their Thrones but he

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has lifted up the humble he has filled

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the hungry with good things but he has

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sent to the rich away empty he has

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helped his servant Israel remembering to

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be merciful to Abraham and his

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descendants forever and even as he said

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to our fathers Mary stayed with

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Elizabeth for about three months and

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then returned home the remaining part of

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the story is

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very interesting as well there are some

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key elements here so this happens Mary

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gets this visit from the angel and she

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says may it be as the Lord says she

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hurries she packs and she hurries and

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she travels 70 miles this is a key thing

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here one of the things about Twitter

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that I like is that Twitter you’re

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forced to use only a certain amount of

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words and letters and spaces when you

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put a tweet out and sometimes I think

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that the Bible is a little bit like

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Twitter and let me explain we are not

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given all the details and in between

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things that we would love to know were

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only told the key important words and

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the key parts of the story but I want to

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talk about the in-between things that’s

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not told in the Bible Mary was pledged

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to be married it’s almost as if you’re

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married in that culture at that time and

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still is in some of those cultures and

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she’s told she’s going to become

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pregnant so she leaves for three months

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you have to understand what was going on

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here she told Joseph she told Joseph she

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was pregnant and in the course of their

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conversations there were decisions made

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what do you think was going on

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personally in their lives

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so first of all let me back up Joseph

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had a dream dream number one so an angel

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comes to Joseph and says don’t divorce

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her don’t put her away see before that

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it says in Matthew that Mary was engaged

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to Joseph and she was found to be with

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child

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Joseph was a righteous man and he didn’t

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want to expose her publicly and he

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planned to divorce her quietly that’s

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how he wanted to do it so she had to

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have told him she had to have told her

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family something went on there that had

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to be very very difficult to do

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so she leaves quickly and goes 70 miles

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to a relative Elizabeth who she knew was

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holy and righteous as she went there to

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tell what was happening the message of

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the angel and she’s greeted immediately

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when she gets there so joseph has this

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dream and he’s told don’t put her away

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make her your wife she is conceived by

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the Holy Spirit and named the boy Jesus

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and then Joseph woke up he obeyed so

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then after the baby is born and all that

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went on first of all there’s a part of

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the story a lot of people don’t know so

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the baby’s born so think of that picture

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here this painting the exhaustion and an

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angel visits the Shepherds nearby but

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these are not ordinary shepherds

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these are Levitical shepherds these are

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the Shepherds that prepare the spotless

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lambs for sacrifice and what do they do

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with these lambs they wrap them and

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swaddle them and cloths to keep them

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without blemish and pure and prepared

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for the sacrifice in the barns so

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they’re told there will be this will be

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the sign you will find a baby wrapped

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and swaddled and cloth and in a manger

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in a barn they knew what that meant they

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rushed to this baby swaddled in cloths

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they knew the symbolism that’s why they

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became so excited they heard the angel

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singing before they even left the field

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they were greeted by the angel they were

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told by the angel then angels joined in

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and saying then the angels left and they

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rushed to this stable to find this baby

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they knew what it meant and they told

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and then information went out like crazy

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like spread like wildfire this land

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the Messiah was here okay so then what

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happens joseph has another dream the

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angel says get up take the child and his

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mother to Egypt and stay there until I

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tell you Joseph obeyed this was

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inherited wanted to kill all of the

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babies because they they you know he was

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hearing that who who is this King who’s

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this King coming and he tries to trick

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the Magi and the Magi have a dream and

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they’re told don’t go back to arid and

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tell them the signs of the stars exactly

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where he is

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they told him initially the signs of the

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stars he was trying to figure out the

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calculation of when that child was born

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so that’s why from two years and under

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he killed all the babies all the baby

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boys there’s great wailing that going on

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so Joseph had left and fled with Mary

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and the baby so then there’s another

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dream after Herod died an angel appeared

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to Joseph in a dream and said take his

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child and his mother and go to the Land

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of Israel

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Joseph obeyed but then as they were

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getting closer he wanted to go to Judea

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but again he was warned in a dream so he

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changed paths and he went to Nazareth in

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Galilee guess what they’re back in

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Mary’s hometown and Joseph obeyed when

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you feel so very tired and worn as Mary

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and Joseph were I say this so many times

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the people we read about in the Bible

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were ordinary people but they made

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extraordinary decisions they were just

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like us a virgin girl pregnant what a

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scandal that was enough to be stoned to

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death at this

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time in this culture girls didn’t behave

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this way Joseph a righteous man wanted

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to do it quietly as not to expose and

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embarrass her and possibly even have her

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killed he obeyed when weary he obeyed

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when unsure he obeyed when confused Mary

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received this visit from Gabriel she

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didn’t say I don’t understand this is

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going to ruin my life

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this is too hard for me he said she said

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so be it they were warned they were

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tired they traveled they moved around

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they had this baby they didn’t

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understand then suddenly the miracle

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took place the key element to the

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miracle that happened over and over and

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over was obedience what if Mary did not

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obey what if Mary did not trust what if

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Mary resented what happened what if Mary

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resented being moved around what if Mary

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resented that there was no place for her

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to have her baby clean and comfortable

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and even possibly with support of family

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and other people the door slammed in

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their face says she was great with the

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child there’s no room here you won’t

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have a baby you want to make a mess go

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in there the Bartman the haze clean in

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there nobody’s in there going in there

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and they went and Joseph honored her

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protected her took care of her he obeyed

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he obeyed he obeyed he obeyed he obeyed

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and with obedience the miracle of the

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Christ child

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took place thus fulfilling all of the

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messages from the prophets all of the

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words of old that the religious Jews

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they all knew and he fulfilled promise

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and verse and promise and message after

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message pointing to this child born of a

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virgin

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Bethlehem manger swaddling cloths

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spotless lamb here to save us all I want

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to say a couple of things our Savior our

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King our Messiah his first breath of

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life was the smell of manure of the barn

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the majestic king came as humble as they

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can come no fanfare no bells and

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whistles just two poor people who chose

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to obey and they got connected to the

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greatest miracle of mankind many of us

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are waiting on a miracle are waiting on

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an answer waiting on a vision waiting to

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understand purpose back up the tape back

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up the clock a little bit and start

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watching for your own obedience day

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after day day after day day after day

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remain in obedience remain pure remain

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holy obey God’s Word

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do what you should

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do what gods told you do what God has

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revealed to you obey his word

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Joseph traveled mile after mile step

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after step Mary traveled step after step

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mile after mile fatigue and exhaustion

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upon them and they remained in obedience

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many ministries you’re feeling so tired

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you’re waiting for that moment but may I

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encourage you that at your moment of

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exhaustion at your moment of obedience

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when you feel that you’re completely

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alone and no one is noticing what you’re

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doing nobody is seeing how hard you’re

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trying nobody’s seeing you’re suffering

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that you’ve run out of money or you’ve

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just begged for some help doesn’t

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anybody see what we’re doing here in

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this ministry does anybody see my heart

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that I want to accomplish such-and-such

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for God where is God where is my miracle

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where is my moment

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step in line in obedience and when

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you’ve given all and when you’ve done

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all and you’ve obeyed all that’s when

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our God steps in and gives you the touch

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of the miracle it never comes it never

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arrives unless we have been obedient in

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our actions obedient in our speech and

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obedient in our faith never doubting

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Joseph didn’t say I don’t think so I

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don’t understand this I’m not he may

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have said I don’t understand that that

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may be fair he may have said privately

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you know we don’t have all the family

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conversations we don’t have those things

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in the story we have what’s vital what’s

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vital is he obeyed

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at the end of your life or after people

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are not going to hear all your extra

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details they’re gonna hear the simple

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she obeyed heal bade she honored

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he honored she gave he gave they gave

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all they served all oh the miracle you

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wouldn’t believe what happened you

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wouldn’t believe they may not tell the

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story of the nights that you wept on

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your pillow and I’m sure there was

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nights of weeping for Joseph and Mary

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they were ordinary people but they made

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the extraordinary decision to obey and

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that is the months the minutes the

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moments before the miracle

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remain obedient and never give up

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because that is what God is looking for

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not a perfect vessel but a willing

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vessel not a smart and intelligent and

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knowledgeable vessel but an obedient

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vessel he doesn’t care how much you know

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he doesn’t know how many doesn’t carry

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me Bible verses you can slap up on

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Facebook or put out where people can see

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how quote quote much you know he wants

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to know privately how obedient you are

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how much of his word do you really know

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in your heart remember it’s not how much

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you know God it’s whether or not God

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knows you because you don’t want to be

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the one that says the Lord Lord didn’t I

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prophesy in your name didn’t I heal the

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sick didn’t I have a ministry apart from

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me I never knew you this is Kim Chad

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well god bless you

2 Comments

  1. ANDREA RONZONI

    Mary didn’t tell Joseph she was pregnant, after being with Elizabeth 3 months Joseph went to accompany Mary home and he saw that she was pregnant, Mary stayed with Elizabeth until John the baptist was born to help her, they were cousins. It was very obvious to Joseph that Mary was pregnant when he saw her, he didn’t say anything to her because the Holy Spirit told Mary not to say anything, it was a test for Joseph. Then after 3 days he was informed by the angel that Mary was going to be the mother of God and to call him Yahushua (Jesus) .

  2. ANDREA RONZONI

    How do I know all these details, read the books written by Maria Valtorta.

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