God Does Love Me

Introduction:
     Concerning the trick that I am about to teach you: PLEASE UNDERSTAND THAT THE PEOPLE (CHILDREN or ADULTS) THAT YOU SHOW THIS TRICK TO WILL WANT TO KNOW HOW THE TRICK IS DONE. IT IS A SECRET THAT IS ONLY TO BE SHARED WITH OTHER TEACHERS! IF YOU TELL EVERYONE HOW THE TRICK IS DONE, THEN EVERYONE WILL KNOW ITS SECRET, AND THE TRICK WILL NOT BE AS POWERFUL. I AM SHARING THIS WITH YOU IN THE UNDERSTANDING THAT YOU WILL HANDLE THE KNOWLEDGE OF THIS TRICK IN AN ADULT MANNER, AND NOT TELL HOW IT IS DONE TO EVERYONE YOU SEE. REMEMBER, THAT OTHER PEOPLE ARE TRYING TO TEACH USING THIS TRICK TOO!
Equipment:
    1. Magicianís Repeat Change Bag (This is a change bag with three compartments).
    2. Make three LOVE signs. Using 3 small pieces of light weight white cloth, about 6Ē long x 3Ē wide. They can be cut out of an old T-shirt or any light weight cloth and it is best if the edges are hemmed. Write the word ďLOVEĒ on each piece of cloth in RED. A big fat red magic marker is good for that.
Set up: Put one LOVE sign in each of the three compartments in the change bag. During this lesson do not give the change bag to anyone. Simply hold it out so your helpers can take the pieces of cloth out of it. You should practice switching between the compartments in the bag with one hand before doing this lesson in front of an audience. Do it in such a way that people never notice that you have switched the compartment.
     A little trick to switching the compartments: When you switch compartments, do not hold the bag down so that the people that are near you can see into the bag. Just before you flip the switch, tilt the top of the bag back toward yourself. Use your body to block the audiencesí view of the top of the bag. Do not let on that you are doing anything. Do it in a very casual natural way.
God Does Love Me
What to say and how to say it:
     Place yourself close to your audience) There are many people that think that God could not love them. They think that they have done so many bad things that God could never forgive them. They think that God may love someone else but He would never Love me. (Hold the bag out to someone near you and let them take one LOVE Sign out of the bag. When they take the sign out of the bag have them hold it up so everyone can see it.)
    But God loves everyone. He loves each of us now and even before we got saved, God loved us. He does not love our sins, but He loves us enough to see past our sins to what we could become. He wants us to understand that He offers his love, but we have to receive His Love (reach into the bag and pull the bag inside out so everyone can see that the bag is empty. Push the insides of the bag back inside and change compartments. Remember to hide the change.)
    God never runs out of love. (Hold the bag out to someone else and let them pull a love sign out of the bag. Have them hold it out so everyone can see it. Pull the bag inside out again so they can see that it is empty. Push the insides of the bag back inside and change compartments. Remember to hide the change).
     There is no end to Godís Love it just goes on and on. It is ment for everyone, but we have to receive it and live it. There are some people that will tell you that they used to love God (have one of the people that has a LOVE sign put their sign back into the bag. They push God away. (Switch the bag to the empty compartment) Those people need to understand that if they push God away long enough that God will stop trying to Love them. He turns you over to your own reprobate mind. You do that to yourself. That is not something that God wants to do, but it is something that you force on God by rejecting Him. (Hold the bag out to the person that just put their LOVE sign in the bag. They will not find their sign. Pull the bag inside out again to show that it is empty then push the insides of the bag back into the bag. (Switch to a compartment that has a LOVE sign and go to someone else.)
    Does God still Love us? Of course He does. God is ready to forgive anyone that will receive Him. (Hold the bag out to a new person and let them take a LOVE sign. (Pull the bag inside out again to show that it is empty then put it back inside the bag.)
    (Go back to the person that rejected God and switch the bag to the last LOVE sign) You can receive God right up to the second that you die. The problem is that none of us know when we are going to die. You can drop over dead right here, right now. You just donít know. God is ready to receive you now. Will you get another chance to ask God to forgive you? I donít know. God is offering His love to you right now. (Hold out the bag to the person that rejected God and let them take the last LOVE sign.) Why donít you pray with me now?
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     You can buy a Repeat Change Bag (3 compartment Change Bag) from any magic store.



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