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The 700 Club - September 19, 2012

Author and speaker William J. Federer revisits some of the greatest miracles in American history. Plus, Rex Willimon was stranded 20 miles off the coast of South Carolina when he got a lesson in the power of prayer. Read Transcript


I'M THINKING, ACCUSED.

Reporter: WRONGFULLY

ACCUSED.

THE PRESSURE WAS ON THE

DISTRICT ATTORNEY'S OFFICE

TO GET THIS CASE SOLVED.

Reporter: AND SENTENCED

TO DIE.

AN INNOCENT MAN SPENDS 14

YEARS ON DEATH ROW.

YOU HAVE ONE COMMON GOAL,

TO TRY TO STAY ALIVE, BY ANY

MEANS NECESSARY.

*

[APPLAUSE]

Pat: WELCOME, LADIES

AND GENTLEMEN, TO THIS

EDITION OF "THE 700 CLUB."

I'LL TELL YOU, THINGS DON'T

LOOK GOOD IN THE POLLS FOR

MITT ROMNEY RIGHT NOW, BUT

THINGS DO SHIFT.

THE ELECTION IS NOT YET.

BUT HE GOT FILMED IN A

FUNDRAISER SAYING SOME

THINGS.

Kristi: UH-HUH.

WE ALL SAW.

Pat: WE ALL SAW.

DID THAT UPSET YOU?

Kristi: I'LL PUT IT

THIS WAY, IT IS FASCINATING,

AS A CITIZEN, TO WATCH THE

ELECTION AND SEE ALL OF THE

DIFFERENT COMMERCIALS AND

SEE ALL OF THE DIFFERENT

THINGS THAT ARE COMING OUT.

Pat: YOU'RE

FASCINATED?

I'M DISGUSTED.

YOU PRAY, OH, LORD, LET

NOVEMBER COME.

IT HAS BECOME A HOT ISSUE IN

THE 2012 ELECTION, WITH NO

SIGNS OF BURNING OUT.

DEMOCRATS WANT VOTERS TO

BELIEVE THAT REPUBLICANS ARE

WAGING A SO-CALLED WAR ON

WOMEN.

Kristi: BUT AS PAUL

STRAND REPORTS, OTHERS ARE

SAYING IF THERE IS A WAR ON

WOMEN, IT IS BARACK OBAMA

WHO IS LEADING THE CHARGE.

Reporter: ONE TACTIC

DEMOCRATS USE TO BOLSTER

BELIEF TO THE ROMNEY TICKET

IS ENGAGED ON A WAR ON WOMEN

IS REPEALING OBAMACARE.

IT INCLUDES COVERING

PREGNANCY.

WOMEN REALLY NEED THAT

COVERAGE.

Reporter: BUT THERE ARE

OTHERS WHO SAY WOMEN WHO ARE

CONCERNED ABOUT HEALTH CARE

SHOULD NOT BE ON THE ROMNEY

TICKET.

FOR WEEKS, THIS BUS FILLED

WITH PRO-LIFE PEOPLE -- THEY

CHARGE IF THERE IS A WAR ON

WOMEN, IT IS BARACK OBAMA

WHO IS LEADING THAT FIGHT.

THERE HAS NEVER BEEN A

PRO-LIFE BILL HE LIKED OR A

PROABORTION BILL HE DIDN'T

LIKE.

Reporter: THEY THINK A

SECOND TERM WILL MEAN

TAXPAYER-FUNDED ABORTIONS

NATIONWIDE.

BUT MANY HAVE DARK WARNINGS

ABOUT A ROMNEY PRESIDENCY.

HE WOULD OVER TURN ROE

VS. WADE, AND SIGN INTO LAW

OUTRAGEOUS RESTRICTIONS ON A

WOMAN'S ABILITY TO MAKE

DECISIONS ABOUT HER

PREGNANCY.

Reporter: THESE DAYS,

IT EVEN MEANS THE SO-CALLED

RIGHT TO FREE

CONTRACEPTION.

DR. JAN RICE OF CONCERNED

WOMEN OF AMERICA.

THE IDEA THAT YOU AND I

AS TAXPAYERS HAVE TO FUND

COLLEGE KIDS'

CONTRACEPTION.

GIVE ME A BREAK.

Reporter: AND WHAT HAS

SUCH UNLIMITED ACTION TO

CONTRACEPTION AND ABORTION,

BROUGHT THE WOMEN OF

AMERICA --

1.2 MILLION FALSE

ABORTIONS A YEAR.

IT ISN'T HEALTH CARE TO

OFFER WOMEN THE OPPORTUNITY

TO KILL THEIR OWN BABIES.

Reporter: WISCONSIN

LIEUTENANT-GOVERNOR REBECCA

CLAYFISH SAYS MOST WOMEN

DON'T AGREE THAT OPPOSING

ABORTION MEANS A WAR AGAINST

THEM.

YOU WOULD BE SURPRISED

HOW FEW WOMEN PUT FEWER

ABORTIONS AND GOVERNMENT

PAID ABORTIONS ON THE TOP OF

THEIR LIST.

41% OF AMERICANS SAID

THEY WERE PRO CHOICE.

Reporter: DR. CROW SAYS

IT IS JUST NOT A CONCERN FOR

WOMEN.

THEIR CONCERNS ARE ABOUT

THE FUTURE STABILITY OF THIS

COUNTRY.

Reporter: THAT'S WHY

DEMOCRAT LIZ ROSE SAYS HER

FRIENDS FEAR ROMNEY, THE

ECONOMIC FUTURE.

MY FRIENDS REALLY CARE

ABOUT THE KITCHEN TABLE,

ECONOMIC ISSUES.

WE WANT OUR KIDS TO BE

BETTER OFF THAN WE ARE.

Reporter: AND CROW SAYS

HER FRIENDS ARE CONCERNED

ABOUT OBAMA.

WE'RE CONCERNED ABOUT THE

FISCAL DEBT WE'RE PASSING ON

TO OUR CHILDREN.

Reporter: REPUBLICANS

FEEL THEY'RE WAGING A WAR ON

WOMEN, WHILE OTHERS SAY

THEY'RE WAGING A WAR FOR

WOMEN.

THE ISSUE IS SO HOT, YOU CAN

ALMOST SAY IT IS CAUSING A

WAR BETWEEN WOMEN.

Pat: FOR MORE, LET'S GO

TO LEE WEBB.

Lee: PRESIDENT OBAMA'S

APPROVAL RATING IS BACK

ABOVE 50% FOR THE FIRST TIME

SINCE MAY.

A NEW ASSOCIATED PRESS,

G.F.K. POLL FINDS THAT

AMERICANS ARE FEELING BETTER

ABOUT THE COUNTRY'S FUTURE

AND OBAMA'S JOB

PERFORMANCE.

BUT THE POLL ALSO SAYS

ROMNEY REMAINS NECK-IN-NECK.

OBAMA HAS 47% AND ROMNEY,

46%.

ROMNEY IS FIGHTING BACK FOR

SAYING MOST OBAMA SUPPORTERS

RELY ON GOVERNMENT AND SEE

THEMSELVES AS VICTIMS.

ROMNEY REPORTS NEW

DISCOVERIES FROM OBAMA.

I THINK THE TRICK IS

FIGURING OUT HOW DO WE

STRUCTURE GOVERNMENT SYSTEMS

THAT POOL RESOURCES, AND

HENCE FACILITATE SOME

REDISTRIBUTION, BECAUSE I

ACTUALLY BELIEVE IN

REDISTRIBUTION AT A CERTAIN

LEVEL TO MAKE SURE EVERYBODY

HAS A SHOT.

Lee: ROMNEY SAYS THAT

COMMENT SAYS THAT THE

GOVERNMENT WANTS TO TAKE

FROM SOME TO GIVE TO

OTHERS.

ALPHA NATURAL RESOURCES IS

SHUTTING DOWN EIGHT MINES IN

VIRGINIA, WEST VIRGINIA AND

PENNSYLVANIA.

IT WILL CUT PROD DIEWKS

PRODUCTION BY

16 MILLION TONS AND

ELIMINATE 1200 JOBS.

MANY BELIEVE IT IS AS A

RESULT OF THE OBAMA

ADMINISTRATION'S WAR ON

COAL.

IT JUST KEEPS GOING

DOWNHILL.

WITHOUT IT, WEST VIRGINIA,

AS A STATE, WON'T MAKE IT.

Lee: THE OBAMA

ADMINISTRATION PORTRAYS COAL

AS A DIRTY ENERGY SOURCE.

THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

AGENCY HAS IMPOSED TOUGH NEW

REGULATIONS TO KEEP

OPERATING OR GET NEW

PERMITS.

OWNERS ARGUE THEY CAN'T

AFFORD TO MAKE THE NECESSARY

CHANGES IN THE AMOUNT OF

TIME THEY'RE GIVEN.

THAT HAS RESULTED IN LAYOFFS

OR MINES SHUTTING OFF, AS IN

THIS CASE WITH ALPHA.

Pat: IF I WERE THE

PRESIDENT, I WOULD NOT ENTER

THE STATE OF WEST VIRGINIA

UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES.

BECAUSE I THINK, AS I

RECALL, THERE WAS A PRIMARY,

AND A JAILED FELON RECEIVED

MORE VOTES THAN OBAMA DID.

YOU'RE LOOKING AT WEST

VIRGINIA, YOU'RE LOOKING AT

KENTUCKY, YOU'RE LOOKING AT

PARTS OF OHIO, INDIANA,

PENNSYLVANIA, COAL COUNTRY,

AND A LOT OF PEOPLE OUT OF

WORK.

AND THESE ENVIRONMENTAL

DRACONIAN POLICIES ARE NOT

WISE WHILE WE FUNNEL MONEY

TO WIND ENERGY, AND THE

SILENDRAS OF THIS WORK HAVE

FAILED GOVERNMENT PROGRAMS.

THE HARD WORKERS ARE GETTING

IT AND THAT'S NOT TOO GOOD.

Lee: TURNING OVERSEAS,

NATO ANNOUNCED IT WILL

TEMPORARILY SCALE BACK

OPERATIONS WITH AFGHAN

SOLDIERS AND POLICE.

THE MOVE IS AS A RESULT OF

THE SO-CALLED INSIDER

KILLINGS.

MARK MARTIN HAS MORE.

Reporter: MILITANTS ARE

TAKING ADVANTAGE TO CARRY

OUT DEADLY STRIKES.

IN AFGHANISTAN, A MASSIVE

CAR BOMB KILLED 13 PEOPLE,

INCLUDING EIGHT SOUTH

AFRICANS.

NOW NATO IS SEM TEMPORARILY

ENDING MOST AFGHAN MISSIONS

WITH AFGHAN SOLDIERS.

THEY SAY IT IS BECAUSE OF AN

ANTIISLAM MOVIE FROM THE

UNITED STATES.

AFGHAN SOLDIERS TRAINED BY

THEIR NATO ALLIES SUDDENLY

TURN ON THEM.

SO FAR THIS YEAR, 51

COALITION TROOPS HAVE BEEN

KILLED IN THESE ATTACKS.

I AM FED UP WITH WATCHING

OUR SERIOUSLY GOOD SOLDIERS

WASTE THEIR LIVES -- HAVE

THEIR LIVES WASTED BY PEOPLE

WHO ARE MEANT TO BE BE OUR

FRIENDS.

Reporter: COALITION

SOLDIERS WILL NO LONGER GO

ON JOINT PATROLS WITH

AFGHANS, UNLESS A SENIOR

GENERAL GIVES THEM

PERMISSION.

WE SEE THIS AS A

TEMPORARY PHASE WE'RE IN AND

IT WILL BE SHORT-LIVED.

Reporter: THE JOINT

PATROLS HAS BEEN SEEN AS AN

IMPORTANT WAY TO TRAIN THE

AFGHANS.

BUT THE FORMER AMBASSADOR TO

AFGHAN SAYS IT IS A SEASON

OF TURBULANT CHANGE

THROUGHOUT THE MIDDLE EAST,

AND NO ONE KNOWS WHERE IT

WILL TAKE US.

AFTER MUBARAK STEPPED

DOWN, LIKE USUAL, WE SAID

END OF STORY, END OF

PROBLEM.

YOU KNOW, IT'S A WONDERFUL

NEW WORLD OUT THERE.

WELL, NOT EXACTLY.

Reporter: MARK MARTIN,

CBN NEWS.

Lee: PAT, I SAW RETIRED

GENERAL BARRY McCAFRY ON

MSNBC, SAYING THAT IT IS

FOOL HEARTED TO THINK THAT

THE TALIBAN HAS WEAKENED.

Pat: YOU KNOW, LEE, THE

PRESIDENT MADE A TERRIBLE

MISTAKE, AS HE HAS DONE SO

OFTEN, IN ANNOUNCING A

TIMETABLE FOR WITHDRAWAL.

ONCE HE DID THAT, HE SAID,

BASICALLY, COME ON IN, TAKE

OVER, AND HAVE YOUR SHOT.

AND THESE SOLDIERS ARE

BASICALLY SAYING, WE BETTER

SIDE WITH THE TALIBAN

BECAUSE THE AMERICANS ARE

LEAVING.

WELL, THAT WAS THE WAY IT

IS.

BUT IT'S GOTTEN -- THE

MIDDLE EAST, I WAS READING

TODAY, THAT THE FRENCH ARE

CLOSING DOWN A NUMBER OF

THEIR CONSULATES AND

EMBASSIES BECAUSE A FRENCH

MAGAZINE, AN ESOTERICAL

MAGAZINE IS DOING A SATIRE

ON MOHAMMED.

A FIGURE SHOWING MOHAMMED

NAKED.

WHATEVER IT IS, ALL OF A

SUDDEN THOSE CRAZIES ARE

GOING TO EXPLODE AGAIN.

THE FRENCH ARE SAYING, WE'RE

GETTING OUT.

WE DON'T WANT OUR DIPLOMATS

SUBJECT TO THIS KIND OF

VIOLENCE.

WELL, SUSAN RICE, OUR

AMBASSADOR TO THE UNITED

STATES, WAS TOTALLY WRONG,

SAYING IT HAS NOTHING TO DO

WITH OUR FOREIGN POLICY.

IT ALL HAS TO DO WITH SOME

LITTLE VIDEO THAT MOST

PEOPLE HAVEN'T EVER SEEN.

IT WAS PLANNED.

AND THE REBELS, AT LEAST THE

PEOPLE WHO STORMED OUR

EMBASSY IN LIBYA, HAD

SOPHISTICATED WEAPONS.

THEY WEREN'T USING JUST, YOU

KNOW, RIFLES AND PISTOLS.

THEY HAD SOPHISTICATED

ARMAMENT, WHICH ONLY A

WELL-TRAINED MALITIA HAS.

THERE IS NO QUESTION THIS

THING WAS PLANNED.

BUT IT IT WAS PLANNED VERY

SKILLFULLY.

WITH THE CURRENT

ADMINISTRATION, WE'RE

POWERLESS TO DO MUCH TO

DEFEND OURSELVES.

LEE?

Lee: PAT, A HARVARD

RESEARCHER CLAIMS SHE HAS

UNVEILED AN ANCIENT PIRUS

THAT REFERS TO JESUS HAVING

A WIFE.

IT MENTIONS MARY IN A

POSSIBLE REFERENCE TO MARY

MAGDALENE.

THEY SAID IT COULD SENT

SHOCKWAVES THROUGH

CHRISTIANITY.

BUT SCHOLAR CLAIRE FONDS

SAYS IT DOESN'T TELL US

ANYTHING ABOUT JESUS AND HIS

FOLLOWERS.

IT PROBABLY TELLS US MORE

ABOUT DISCUSSIONS THAT ARE

GOING ON AMONG CHRISTIAN

GROUPS IN EGYPT AT THAT

TIME, THAN IT TELLS US

ANYTHING ABOUT JESUS IN THE

FIRST CENTURY.

Lee: FONDS SAYS THE

CONTEXT IS MISSING, BUT KING

ONLY BELIEVES THE FRAGMENT

WAS ONLY PART OF A

DISCUSSION ABOUT THE ROLE OF

WOMEN IN THE EARLY CHURCH.

PROFESSOR KING IS VERY

IMMINENT AND DOES NOT FEEL

THAT JESUS AND MARY

MAGDALENE WERE MARRIED.

AND SHE DOESN'T FEEL THIS

PARTICULAR FRAGMENT WOULD

EVER PROVE THAT IN ONE WAY

OR ANOTHER.

Lee: THE DOCTOR HERE

FROM REGENT SAYS IT IS

LIKELY FROM THE FOURTH

CENTURY NOSTIC MOVEMENT.

YOU HAVE TO ASK THE

QUESTION, IF JESUS HAD A

WIFE, DON'T WE THINK THAT

ANY OF THE EARLY DISCIPLES

OR LEADERS OF THE CHURCH

WOULD HAVE MENTIONED THAT

SOMEWHERE IN THE

MANUSCRIPTS?

Pat: ABSOLUTELY.

THERE WAS SO MUCH NONSENSE

WRITTEN IN THE SECOND,

THIRD, AND FOURTH

CENTURIES.

THESE ARE SEVERAL HUNDRED

YEARS OF SPECULATIONS, BUT

THEY DON'T GO BACK TO THE

DAYS OF JESUS.

THEY'RE NOT AUTHENTIC.

AND TO THINK THAT THIS WILL

QUOTE, "SUBVERT

CHRISTIANITY" IS OBSURD.

IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH

THE FACT, EXCEPT SOME

NOSTICS ARE OUT THERE

RUMINANTING IN THE FOURTH

CENTURY.

Kristi: UP NEXT, AN

INNOCENT MAN WHO SPENT 14

YEARS ON DEATH ROW.

WHILE HE WAS ON DEATH

ROW, HE HAD SEVEN STAYS OF

EXECUTION.

HE HAD THE DEATH WARRANT

BROUGHT TO HIS CELL.

HE WAS PREPARED FOR HIS

EXECUTION SEVEN TIMES.

Kristi: SEE HOW A

DEATH-BED CONFESSION FINALLY

FREED THIS MAN, WHEN WE COME

BACK.

Pat: IMAGINE PLANNING

YOUR DEATH.

YOU CONTEMPLATED IT, YOU

STUDY IT, YOU HAVE YOURSELF

EMOTIONALLY PREPARED FOR

IT.

WHAT HAPPENS?

A LETHAL INJECTION, THE JOLT

OF ELECTRICITY THAT TAKES

YOUR LIFE AWAY.

WHAT HAPPENS?

THINK OF A MAN WHO HAD THAT

OVER AND OVER.

HE WAS ON DEATH ROW.

JUST IMAGINE WHAT IT WOULD

BE LIKE.

AND JOHN THOMPSON CAN TELL

US ABOUT IT BECAUSE HE LIVED

IN THAT STATE FOR 14 YEARS.

SEVEN TIMES A DEATH WARRANT

WAS BROUGHT TO HIS CELL.

SEVEN TIMES HE WAS PREPARED

TO DIE.

AND ALL FOR A CRIME HE

DIDN'T COMMIT.

EPHRAIM GRAHAM BRINGS US

THIS ASTONISHING STORY.

Reporter: AMERICA'S

JUSTICE SYSTEM HAS FREED 140

INMATES FROM DEATH ROW.

THEY ALL KNOW THEIR NUMBER.

JOHN THOMPSON IS NUMBER

108.

FOR THE EXECUTION, YOU

CAN SEE ALL OF THESE PEOPLE

GATHERING OUTSIDE THE GATE

OF THE PRISON, LIGHTING

CANDLES.

Reporter: THOMPSON'S

DEATH-ROW TALE BEGINS IN

1984, FOLLOWING THE ROBBERY

AND MURDER OF A NEW ORLEANS

HOTEL EXECUTIVE.

IT WAS SORT OF EASY TO

PIN THIS ON HIM.

Reporter: RONALD GOCHE

CHRONICLES THE CASE IN HIS

BOOK, "KILLING TIME."

THE MURDER RATE WAS

SKYROCKETING AT THAT TIME.

HE WAS A WEALTHY FAMILY, A

HOTEL EXECUTIVE, SO IT WAS A

HIGH-PROFILE CASE FROM THE

VERY BEGINNING.

> SO THE PRESSURE WAS ON

THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY'S

OFFICE TO GET THIS CASE

SOLVED.

Reporter: THEY ARREST A

MAN WHO POINTS THE FINGER AT

THOMPSON.

FIVE MONTHS LATER, THE

FATHER OF TWO SITS IN JAIL,

FACING DEATH.

HE TELLS YOU HOW THEY'RE

GOING TO KILL, AND I WASN'T

READY FOR WHAT WAS AHEAD OF

ME.

Reporter: HE SPENT THE

FIRST FOUR YEARS HERE, AT

THE ORLEANS PRISON.

AND THEN THEY TRANSFERRED

HIM TO THE LOUISIANA STATE

PENITENTIARY.

HE ARRIVED AT HIS CELL TO

FIND THE CLOTHES OF THE MAN

WHO WAS JUST EXECUTED

INSIDE.

THAT MAN WAS EXECUTED

LAST NIGHT.

YOU'VE GOT TO GET EVERYTHING

OUT OF HERE.

THEY WAS LAUGHING AT ME.

THEY SAID, YOU BETTER GET

USED TO THAT, BROTHER.

Reporter: NOT MUCH

LAUGHTER HAPPENED DURING HIS

FOLLOWING 14 YEARS OF

SOLITARY CONFINEMENT.

HE HAD SEVEN STAYS OF

EXECUTION.

HE HAD THE DEATH WARRANT A

BROUGHT TO HIS CELL.

HE WAS PREPARED FOR HIS

EXECUTION SEVEN TIMES.

IT IS NOT ABOUT IF YOU

DID IT OR NOT NO MORE.

IT IS TOTALLY IRRELEVANT, IF

YOU'RE INNOCENT OR NOT.

BECAUSE THEY'RE GOING TO

KILL YOU.

YOU'VE GOT ONE COMMON GOAL,

TO TRY TO STAY ALIVE BY ANY

MEANS NECESSARY.

Reporter: THAT INCLUDED

FINDING TWO HIGH-POWERED

ATTORNEYS TO TAKE HIS CASE.

BY 2003, THEY HAD EXHAUSTED

EVERY APPEAL.

MY SON WAS GRADUATING MAY

21st.

SO THE NEXT DAY I WAS

EXECUTED, MY SON WAS GOING

TO GRADUATE.

Reporter: THEN BEFORE

THOMPSON COULD BE EXECUTED,

A DEATH-BED CONFESSION FROM

THE ORIGINAL PROSECUTOR LED

INVESTIGATORS TO UNCOVERED

EVIDENCE, BLOOD TEST

RESULTS, TESTIMONIES, AND

CONFLICTING EYE WITNESS

ACCOUNTS.

HE WAS ACTUALLY RETRIED.

IT TOOK THE JURY LESS THAN

35 MINUTES TO ACQUIT HIM OF

THE MURDER, SO JOHN WAS

FREED.

JOHN THOMPSON WAS

RELEASED AFTER SPENDING

NEARLY ALL OF THAT TIME ON

DEATH ROW.

Reporter: BUT THOMPSON

WOULDN'T BE ALONE.

THE CASES OF SEVEN OTHER

INMATES ON DEATH ROW SAW

THEIR CONVICTIONS EVENTUALLY

OVERTURNED AS WELL.

JOHN WAS ON DEATH ROW FOR

10 YEARS.

10 YEARS LATER, A

60-YEAR-OLD BLACK MALE FROM

NEW ORLEANS WAS CONVICTED OF

MURDER AND PLACED NEXT TO

JOHN THOMPSON.

AND THE FIRST THING HE SAID

TO JOHN WAS I DIDN'T COMMIT

THIS MURDER.

Reporter: HE STARTED

RAY, RESURRECTION AFTER EN

I INCARCERATION.

AND HE PULLED THE COMMUNITY

TOGETHER TO SUPPORT THEIR

CAUSE.

I THINK WE'RE SUPPOSED TO

HAVE BIG DREAMS, WE'RE

SUPPOSED TO HAVE LOVE AND

COMPASSION.

Reporter: RAI'S WALLS

ARE LINED WITH THE FACES OF

THOSE WHO EXPERIENCED THAT

COMPASSION.

SCON

I BELIEVE WHAT MY FATHER

TOLD ME WHEN I WAS YOUNG,

THAT THE TRUTH WILL SET YOU

FREE.

BUT IN LOUISIANA, IT IS A

LITTLE DIFFERENT.

YOU SWEAT HERE.

Reporter: DERRICK

JAMIESON, NUMBER 119, LOST

20 YEARS

OF HIS FREEDOM.

THE DAY I CAME HOME FROM

DEATH ROW,

YOU

KNOW HOW KIDS

FEEL THE

DAY BEFORE

CHRISTMAS.

IF I COULD BOTTLE THAT

FEELING AND I COULD SELL IT,

I WOULD BE A BILLIONAIRE.

Reporter: THE JUSTICE

SYSTEM DEALT TOM JOHNSON ONE

BLOW, THE JURY AWARDED HIM

$14 MILLION, AND A DIVIDED

U.S. SUPREME COURT REVERSED

THAT RULING IN 2011.

SAYING WHILE PROSECUTORS

ADMITTEDLY FAILED TO CARRY

OUT JUSTICE, THE D.A. WASN'T

ULTIMATELY RESPONSIBLE.

I THINK WHAT GOD ALLOWED

ME TO DO SO FAR WITH MY

FREEDOM, AND THE HELP HE

ALLOWED ME TO PROVIDE FOR

OTHERS.

YOU KNOW, I CAN'T COMPLAIN,

YOU KNOW.

Reporter: HE IS NOW

HAPPILY MARRIED.

TOGETHER HE AND HIS WIFE

HAVE SEVEN CHILDREN AND 12

GRANDCHILDREN.

HE OFTEN JOKES, THE

PROSECUTION MAY REST, BUT HE

WON'T UNTIL HIS WORK IS NO

LONGER NEEDED.

EPHRAIM GRAHAM, CBN NEWS,

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA.

Pat: GOOD WORK,

EPHRAIM.

JUSTICE.

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, WE

DON'T WANT THE GUILTY TO BE

EXONERATED OR ACQUITTED, BUT

WE DON'T WANT THE INNOCENT

TO BE CONVICTED.

AND, YOU KNOW, WE MUST BEND

ON THE SIDE OF COMPASSION.

AND RECOGNIZE THE RIGHTS.

IN THIS CASE, AS I

UNDERSTOOD WHAT HE WAS

SAYING IS THE PROSECUTOR WAS

ON DEATH BED AND CONFESSED.

IT WAS THE PROSECUTOR.

AS I HEARD THE STORY --

Kristi: YEAH.

YEAH.

YEAH.

Pat: ANY -- FOR COPS TO

PLANT EVIDENCE AND

PROSECUTORS TO HAVE A PHONY

CASE AGAINST SOME INNOCENT

PERSON JUST TO GET A

CONVICTION, IT'S BRUTAL.

IT'S CRUEL.

THIS IS A HUMAN BEING.

Kristi: IT PROBABLY

HAPPENS MORE THAN WE THINK.

Pat: SURE IT DOES.

Kristi: COMING UP, A

WIFE'S WORST FEARS ARE

CONFIRMED, HER HUSBAND IS

LOST AT SEA.

IT WAS HOT.

RIGHT ON THE TOP OF YOUR

HEAD.

THE WATER IS COLD.

YOU'RE GETTING DEHYDRATED,

GETTING JELLYFISH STUNG.

AND, OF COURSE, THE

SWIMMING -- THE SWIMMING

WOULD ALMOST KILL YOU.

Kristi: JUST WAIT UNTIL

DARK, AND THE SITUATION GETS

WORSE.

WATCH WHAT THIS MAN AND SIX

OTHERS HAD TO ENDURE DURING

20 HOURS AT SEA.

Kristi: THIS IS DAY

THREE OF OUR 51 DAYS OF

PRAYING FOR AMERICA.

IF YOU HAVEN'T MAILED IN

YOUR PRAYER REQUESTS YET,

THERE IS STILL TIME.

Pat: 33,000 PEOPLE SO

FAR.

Kristi: WOW!

WELL, WE WANT MORE.

Pat: WE'LL GET SEVERAL

HUNDRED THOUSANDS BEFORE IT

IS FINISHED.

PEOPLE ARE REALLY CONCERNED

ABOUT THIS NATION.

AND, FOLKS, WE NEED THE

POWER OF GOD IN AMERICA.

WE NEED GOD'S POWER.

WE NEED THE ANGELS, THE

ANGELIC HOSTS SURROUNDING

US.

AND WE WANT TO ASK GOD RIGHT

NOW.

YOU'VE GOT SOME --

Kristi: OUT OF THE

33,000, I HAVE A HANDFUL.

PEOPLE ARE ASKING FOR

RIGHTEOUS LEADERS, FOR RAIN

TO END DROUGHT, AND THE RAIN

OF A SPIRITUAL AWAKENING,

THAT THE HOLY SPIRIT WILL BE

POURED OUT OVER OUR LAND AND

BRING REVIVAL.

THIS IS A GOOD ONE, RETURN

PRAYERS AND THE 10

COMMANDMENTS IN THE SCHOOLS

AND THE WORKPLACE.

Pat: FATHER, KRISTI AND

I ARE JOINING HANDS AND

WE'RE BELIEVING YOU NOW,

LORD, AND WE'RE ASKING FOR

THIS LAND, THAT YOU MAY COME

DOWN AND VISIT AMERICA.

BRING US TO A STATE OF

RIGHTEOUSNESS WHERE YOUR

BLESSINGS CAN FLOW.

WE CONFESS OUR SINS.

WE'RE A SINFUL PEOPLE.

WE HAVE GONE AWAY FROM YOUR

COVENANT.

WE HAVE BROKEN YOUR

COVENANT.

BUT WE BELIEVE GOD RIGHT

NOW.

LET YOUR ANOINTING FLOW UPON

US.

IN JESUS' NAME, MAY WE SEE

ANGELIC HOSTS SURROUND US

HERE AT CBN, SURROUND OUR

PARTNERS AND THEIR HOMES,

AND MAY ANGELS VISIT YOUR

PEOPLE AND GIVE US

PROTECTION AND BLESSING.

THANK YOU, LORD, IN JESUS'

NAME.

AMEN.

Kristi: AMEN.

Pat: AND AMEN.

KRISTI?

Kristi: WE'RE GOING TO

CONTINUE TO REMIND YOU, IF

YOU WANT TO JOIN US,

REMEMBER YOU CAN CALL

1-800-759-0700.

THIS WEEK IS ALSO SEVEN DAYS

ABLAZE HERE AT CBN.

AT NOON EVERY DAY WE COME

TOGETHER AS A STAFF TO PRAY

FOR THE PERSONAL REQUESTS OF

OUR PARTNERS.

YESTERDAY DR. HARRY JACKSON

WAS OUR GUEST SPEAKER.

HE WAS PHENOMENAL.

TAKE A LOOK.

WE'VE GOT TO GET GOD TO

RISE IN AMERICA.

WE'VE GOT TO GET GOD TO RISE

AND YOUR HOUSE AND IN MY

HOUSE.

WE'VE GOT TO GET GOD TO RISE

IN OUR CHURCHES.

I BELIEVE HE IS WAITING TO

ENTER IN, BUT HE NEEDS HIS

CHURCH TO STAND UP, THE TRUE

CHURCH.

HE NEEDS HIS TRUE CHURCH TO

BEGIN TO IDENTIFY WITH WHO

SHE IS.

LORD JESUS, WE COME IN

FAITH TODAY BECAUSE OF YOUR

MERCIES TO US.

SO WE'RE ASKING YOU TO MOVE

MIGHTLY ON BEHALF OF THESE

NEEDS.

PERSONALLY, FOR THE PEOPLE

WHO HAVE E-MAILED AND

CALLED.

ANDLIESAND ALSO, LORD, FOR

THE NEEDS OF OUR NATION.

IN JESUS' NAME.

AMEN.

Kristi: I LOVE THIS

TIME WHEN WE'RE PRAYING FOR

AMERICA AND PRAYING FOR OUR

PARTNERS.

IT IS EXCITING.

Pat: WE'RE COMING UP IN

A VERY IMPORTANT ERA FOR OUR

NATION.

KRISTI, ALL OVER THE WORLD

THERE IS A FINANCIAL CHAOS

TAKING PLACE.

EUROPE IS IN CHAOS.

RUSSIA AND CHINA ARE GETTING

IN TROUBLE.

SOUTH AMERICA IS IN

TROUBLE.

AND WE, ESPECIALLY IN

AMERICA, WE'RE $16 TRILLION

IN DEBT.

I DON'T THINK PEOPLE HAVE

ANY CONCEPTION OF HOW DEEPLY

WE HAVE DUG A HOLE AND HOW

BAD IT IS.

WE'VE GOT TO PRAY.

WE'VE GOT TO SEE GOD TOUCH

US.

BUT THE PEOPLE AREN'T

CONCERNED.

THEY JUST DON'T SEEM TO HAVE

GRASPED THE REALITY OF WHAT

IS GOING ON.

AROUND THE WORLD, ALL OF

THESE CRAZY MUSLIMS ARE

ATTACKING OUR EMBASSIES.

AND AFGHAN SOLDIERS ARE

KILLING OUR TROOPS.

IT'S BAD.

ANYHOW, JESUS IS ON THE

THRONE.

AND WHATEVER HAPPENS IN THE

WORLD, I WANT YOU TO KNOW

THE KINGDOMS OF THIS WORLD

HAVE BECOME THE KINGDOM OF

OUR LORD AND OF HIS CHRIST.

AND HE WILL REIGN FOREVER

AND EVER AND EVER.

YOU'RE ABOUT TO SEE AN

AMAZING STORY OF ANSWERED

PRAYER.

THIS IS A RESCUE AT SEA.

BY AN ANGEL.

WE PRAYED FOR EARCHL ANGELS

EARLIER.

THE DAY BEGAN WITH PERFECT

WEATHER AS REX AND HIS

FAMILY AND FRIENDS TOOK OFF

FISHING.

WHEN IT GOT DARK, HIS WIFE,

KASHA, KNEW THEY WERE IN

SERIOUS TROUBLE.

SOMETHING IS NOT RIGHT.

I SAID, THEY SHOULD BE

GETTING BACK.

MOM SAID, NO, THEY'RE GOING

TO FISH UNTIL DARK.

AND I SAID NO, REX TOLD ME

HE WOULD BE IN BY 6:00.

KEISHA WILLAMIN WAS

WORRIED.

HER HUSBAND, REX, AND SIX

OTHER FAMILY MEMBERS LEFT

THAT MORNING FOR A DAY OF

FISHING OFF THE COAST OF

CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA.

NOW IT WAS LATE, AND THEY

HADN'T RETURNED.

THAT'S BECAUSE 12 HOURS

EARLIER, THEY RAN INTO

TROUBLE.

THE NEXT THING I KNOW,

ONE ENGINE HIC CUPPE HICCUP

CUT ITSELF OFF.

CLACK, CLACK, CLACK.

THE FIRST THING THAT CAME TO

MIND, I'VE GOT TO START

PRAYING.

THREE FOOT OF WATER IN THE

BOTTOM OF A BOAT, THERE IS

NO STOPPING IT.

Reporter: REX PUT OUT A

MAYDAY CALL, AND THEN

MINUTES LATER, THE BOAT WENT

DOWN 20 MILES FROM SHORE.

THE ONLY THING ABOVE WATER

WAS THE BOW, WHICH THE MEN

AND THREE BOYS USED TO STAY

AFLOAT.

IN JUST A SHORT TIME, THE

ELEMENTS STARTED TAKING A

TOLL.

THE GROUP WAS ALSO EXHAUSTED

FROM SWIMMING BECAUSE TWICE

THE CURRENT PULLED THEM FROM

THE BOAT.

IT WAS HOT.

RIGHT ON TOP OF YOUR HEAD,

THE WATER WAS COLD.

YOU'RE GETTING DEHYDRATED,

GETTING JELLYFISH STUNG.

OF COURSE THE SWIMMING --

THE SWIMMING JUST -- IT

WOULD ALMOST KILL YOU, JUST

TRYING TO STAY UP WITH THE

BOAT.

Reporter: MEANWHILE,

THE COAST GUARD HAD BEGUN

THEIR SEARCH.

BUT THE MAY DAY REX PUT OUT

WAS CUT SHORT, AND THEY WERE

LOOKING FOR THE BOAT TWO

MILES OFFSHORE, 1 18 MILES

FROM WHERE THE BOAT WENT

DOWN.

THEY SAW NO SIGN OF REX AND

THE OTHERS AND CALLED OFF

THE SEARCH.

AS THE FINAL HOURS OF

DAYLIGHT CAME TO AN END, THE

GROUP FACED MORE

CHALLENGES.

WHEN IT FIRST STARTED

GETTING DARK DARK, I

WAS, LIKE, WE'RE GOING TO

SPEND THE NIGHT OUT HERE.

I COULD FEEL THE SHARKS.

I WAS EITHER KICKING THEM,

OR THEY WERE HITTING ME.

ONE OF THE TWO.

Reporter: REX AND HIS

BROTHER-IN-LAW WERE THE ONLY

ONES WHO SAW THE SHARKS, BUT

DIDN'T TELL THE OTHERS.

THANKFULLY, THE SHARKS

DIDN'T STICK AROUND.

AT HOME, REX'S WIFE, KEISHA,

CALLED THE COAST GUARD.

THEY TOLD HER ABOUT THE

SEARCH EARLIER IN THE DAY,

AND ASKED HER TO GO TO THE

MANNE MARINA TO SEE IF THE

BOAT WAS THERE.

WHEN SHE SAW THE SLIP WAS

EMPTY, SHE REPORTED IT TO

THE COAST GUARD.

THEN SHE TOOK OUT HER BIBLE

AND BEGAN TO PRAY.

IT WAS JAMES 1: 6, ASKING

FOR FAITH, NOTHING

WAVERING.

FOR HE THAT WAIVERS IS LIKE

A WAVE OF THE SEA, DRIVEN

WITH THE WIND AND TOSSED.

IT WAS LIKE GOD WAS TELLING

ME, YOU PUT YOUR FAITH IN ME

AND I'LL GET YOU THROUGH

ANYTHING.

Reporter: WITH SOME

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FROM

KEISHA, THE COAST GUARD

RESUMED THEIR SEARCH.

BUT TIME WAS RUNNING OUT.

THE TEMPERATURE HAD DROPPED,

AND NOW THEY FACED THE

THREAT OF HYPOTHERMIA.

ALL NIGHT LONG WE WERE IN

THE WATER.

IT WAS SO COLD WE WERE

SHIVERING.

OUR TEETH WERE CHATTERING

CONTINUOUSLY.

YOU KNOW, THERE AIN'T

NOTHING YOU CAN DO.

WE WOULD WRAP OUR LEGS

AROUND EACH OTHER UNDER

WATER AND HUDDLED UP AS

TIGHT AS WE COULD GET.

BUT, I MEAN, IT STILL WAS

COLD.

Reporter: FRIENDS AND

FAMILY PRAYED THROUGH THE

NIGHT.

THE STRANDED GROUP ALSO

PRAYED AS THEY WATCHED COAST

GUARD CHOPPERS SEARCH THE

DARK WATERS.

AT HOME, THE WOMEN KNEW

THEIR PRAYERS HAD BEEN

ANSWERED.

AND MY MOM LOOKED AT ME

AND SAID WE BETTER GO GET

READY.

AND I SAID, YEAH, THEY'RE

GOING TO BE CALLING.

Reporter: AND THEN JUST

BEFORE SUNRISE, A SPOTLIGHT

BROKE THE DARKNESS.

[YELLING]

Reporter: AFTER 20

HOURS AT SEA, THE MEN WERE

RESCUED.

WE MADE IT!

WHEN THEY TURNED AROUND

AND PUT THE SPOTLIGHT ON US,

WE WERE -- OH, IT WAS SUNDAY

MORNING.

Reporter: EVERYONE WAS

BROUGHT TO SAFETY AND

TREATED FOR DEHYDRATION AND

SUNBURN.

RECENTLY THE FAMILY CAME

TOGETHER TO REMEMBER THE

EVENTS OF THAT WEEKEND.

BUT ONE MYSTERY MAINS, HOW

DID THAT 38 CABIN CRUISER

STAY AFLOAT FOR 20 HOURS IN

THE WATER?

REX BELIEVES THERE IS ONE

ANSWER.

THERE WAS AN ANGEL

SITTING UNDERNEATH THE

BOAT.

NO QUESTION.

WHEN THEY WENT TO PULL THE

BOAT BACK IN, THEY HOOKED TO

IT WITH THE LINE AND IT

SANK.

IT WAS THERE FOR THE TIME

GOD NEEDED IT.

Pat: AN ANGEL KEPT IT

AFLOAT.

WE WANT TO PRAY FOR YOU.

THIS SAYS MY LEG NEEDS TO

GET HEALED WHERE CANCER WAS

REMOVED.

I NEED TO BE HEALED OF

NEUROPATHY SO I CAN WALK.

MY HUSBAND SHALL RETURN TO

THE LORD.

SALVATION FOR TWO SONS.

THESE PEOPLE ARE ALL PRAYING

FOR AMERICA, AND I HAVE ON

THIS TABLE IN FRONT OF ME

ALL OF THESE PRAYER

REQUESTS.

THOUSANDS AND THOUSANDS.

Kristi: AND THEY

CONTINUE TO COME IN MORE AND

MORE.

I HAVE ONE FROM A PERSON WHO

WANTS TO BE HEALED FROM

BIPOLAR DISEASE.

AND ONE TO CATCH UP ON THE

FINANCES.

AND A MARRIAGE RESTORATION.

AND ONE MORE, FREE FROM

ASTHMA AND ALLERGIES.

Pat: LET'S LAY HANDS ON

ALL THIS PILE OF STUFF, ALL

OF THESE PEOPLE.

FATHER, WE SYMBOLICLY TOUCH

THESE REQUESTS.

AND WE COME TO YOU AND WE

SAY, LORD, DO IT.

LORD, ALL THINGS ARE

POSSIBLE WITH YOU.

LORD, JUST AS THAT ANGEL

CAME AND LIFTED THAT BOAT TO

KEEP IT FROM SINKING, WE

PRAY, LORD, THAT YOU MAY

LIFT THESE PEOPLE, WHEREVER

THEY ARE.

AND WE PRAY THAT YOU WOULD

SURROUND CBN WITH YOUR

ANGELIC POWER.

WE CRY OUT FOR ANGELIC POWER

ALL AROUND THIS MINISTRY.

AND FOR THOSE WHO ARE

WATCHING RIGHT NOW, TOUCH

THEM IN THE NAME OF JESUS.

SOMEBODY HAS A CANCEROUS

LESION IN YOUR THROAT.

YOU HAVE NOT KNOWN WHAT IT

IS, BUT IT IS CANCER, AND

RIGHT NOW YOU'LL FEEL A

BURNING, AND GOD JUST

TOUCHED YOU IN THE NAME OF

JESUS.

Kristi: THERE IS A

PARENT, YOU'RE PRAYING FOR

YOUR CHILD.

YOU JUST CAME BACK FROM THE

DOCTOR AND YOU RECEIVED A

GRIM DIAGNOSIS REGARDING A

HEALTH ISSUE.

THE LORD IS RESTORING AND

HEALING THAT CHILD BECAUSE

THAT CHILD WAS PROMISED TO

YOU, AND THAT CHILD WILL

WALK FORWARD IN THAT

PROMISE.

Pat: AND, LORD, FOR

AMERICA -- ONCE AGAIN WE

PRAY FOR AMERICA.

WE DON'T DESERVE IT, LORD.

WE HAVE BROKEN YOUR

COVENANT.

WE HAVE NOT FULFILLED THE

VOWS OF OUR EARLY

FOREFATHERS, BUT WE PRAY

NOW, LORD, THAT YOU MAY

BRING THIS NATION TO

YOURSELF.

IN THE NAME OF JESUS.

MIRACLES!

AMEN.

WHEREVER YOU ARE, PLEASE

CALL AND LET US KNOW WHAT

YOUR NEEDS ARE.

WE'RE HERE FOR YOU.

PRAISE GOD.

GOD ANSWERS PRAYERS.

Kristi: HE DOES ANSWER

PRAYERS.

I WAS JUST READING IN JOHN

THIS MORNING ABOUT THE

FAITHFULNESS OF GOD.

IF WE BELIEVE IN HIM, WE CAN

OVERCOME ANYTHING.

STILL AHEAD, MORE PROOF OF

THE POWER OF PRAYER THROUGH

MIRACLES IN AMERICA'S

HISTORY.

SEE WHAT HAPPENED WHEN OUR

NATION'S LEADERS TURNED TO

GOD IN THE TIME OF CRISIS.

Lee: WELCOME BACK TO

"THE 700 CLUB."

ANOTHER CHRISTIAN COLLEGE

FILES SUIT OVER THE BIRTH

CONTROL MANDATE IN PRESIDENT

OBAMA'S HEALTH CARE LAW.

THE COLLEGE OF THE OZARKS IN

SOUTHWESTERN MISSOURI, SAYS

PROVIDING CONTRACEPTION

COVERAGE IN ITS HEALTH PLANS

VIOLATES ITS RELIGIOUS

BELIEFS.

OTHER COLLEGES HAVE ALSO

FILED LAWSUITS AGAIN THE

OBAMACARE MANDATE.

LAWMAKERS IN AUSTRALIA

REJECTED A BILL THAT WOULD

HAVE LEGALIZED GAY

MARRIAGE.

PARLIAMENT DEFEATED THE BILL

98-42.

MARRIAGE IN AUSTRALIA IS

DEFINED AS A UNION BETWEEN A

MAN AND A WOMAN.

THE MEASURE IS THE FIRST OF

FOUR ATTEMPTS TO LIFT THE

COUNTRY'S BAN ON SAME-SEX

MARRIAGE, BUT OBSERVERS SAY

OTHER PRO-GAY MARRIAGE BILLS

HAVE LITTLE CHANCE OF

PASSING.

YOU CAN ALWAYS GET THE

LATEST FROM CBN NEWS BY

GOING TO OUR WEBSITE AT

CBNNEWS.COM.

STAY TUNED, PAT AND KRISTI

WILL BE BACK AFTER THIS.

Pat: THIS IS A SPECIAL

TIME OF PRAYER FOR THIS

NATION.

WE NEED TO UPHOLD THIS

NATION IN PRAYER.

IT IS TIME TO GET REAL, GET

SERIOUS.

AMERICA HAS A LONG HISTORY

OF TURNING TO GOD IN PRAYER

DURING TIMES OF CRISIS, AND

MIRACLES HAVE FOLLOWED.

LET'S TAKE A LOOK NOW AT

SOME OF THE AMAZING ANSWERS

TO PRAYER.

Reporter: WHEN GEORGE

WASHINGTON AND HIS TROOPS

WERE OUTNUMBERED ANDñ

CORNERED BY THE BRITISH, IT

SEEMED LIKE AMERICA WOULD

LOSE THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR.

THEN GOD ANSWERED PRAYER.

DURING THE WAR OF 1812,

JAMES MADISON PROCLAIMED A

DAY OF PRAYER.

WHEN BRITISH TROOPS BURNED

THE WHITE HOUSE AND OTHER

PUBLIC BUILDINGS, GOD

MOVED.

IN 1863, DURING THE CIVIL

WAR, PRESIDENT LINCOLN

DECLARED A NATIONAL DAY OF

PRAYER AND FASTING.

TWO DAYS LATER, BULLETS WERE

FIRED THAT CHANGED THE

COURSE OF HISTORY.

WILLIAM FETTERER HAS

DEDICATED HIS LIFE TO

REVEALING AMERICA'S

HISTORY.

HE SAYS THROUGHOUT HISTORY,

OUR NATION WAS MOVED WHEN

LEADERS PRAYED.

Pat: THIS WIFE HAS PUT

TOGETHER A BOOK CALLED

"MIRACLES IN AMERICAN

HISTORY."

IT IS TREMENDOUS DUS.

.

IT HAS PICTUR PICTORIAL,

ONE AFTER ANOTHER.

THIS IS SUSIE FETTERER,

ADOPTED FROM HIS "AMERICAN

MINUTE."

IT IS GOOD TO HAVE YOU WITH

US.

GREAT TO BE HERE, PAT.

Pat: HE HAS EXPERIENCED

SOME EXTRAORDINARY

MIRACLES.

TELL US A FEW OF THEM,

ANSWERS TO PRAYER, WHERE GOD

CLEARLY INTERVENED.

IN 1786, THE FRENCH HAD

LAUGHED NOVA SCOTIA TO THE

BRITISH AND THEY WANTED IT

BACK.

SO THEY SENT THE LARGEST

FLEET OF THE DAY.

13,000 TROOPS, AND THEY WERE

GOING TO DESTROY EVERY

BRITISH COLONY FROM NOVA

SCOTIA TO BOSTON, ALL THE

WAY DOWN TO THE WEST

INDIES.

AND THE GOVERNOR OF

MASSACHUSETTS, WILLIAM

SHIRLEY, DECLARES A DAY OF

FASTING AND PRAYER.

AND THEY MEET IN THE OLD

SOUTH MEETING HOUSE, AND

THEIR PASTOR, THOMAS PRINCE

PRAYS, SEND THY TEMPEST.

LIGHTNING HITS GUN POWDER,

AND MAGAZINES BLOWS THEM

UP.

THEY'RE SCATTERED ALL THE

WAY FROM CARRIBEAN FROM

CANADA.

2,000 DIE, AND 4,000 ARE

SICK WITH TYPHOID.

WHAT IS LEFT IS CRIPPLED.

THE VICE ADMIRAL IS SO

DISTRAUGHT, HE THROWS

HIMSELF ON HIS SWORD.

HE SORT OF MISSES AND IT

TAKES HIM THREE DAYS TO

DIE.

AND HENRY LONGFELLOW WROTE A

POEM.

IT IS CALLED "THE BATTLE OF

THE FRENCH FLEET."

HE SAID ADMIRAL, SWORN BY

CROSS AND CROWN, OUR HELP

HELPLESS BOSTON TOWN.

LIKE A POTTER'S VESSEL

BROKE, THE GREAT SHIPS WERE

CARRIED AWAY ON THE RINE."

Pat: WASHINGTON WAS

SACKED, THE WAR OF 1812.

WHAT HAPPENED?

THERE WAS EXTRAORDINARY

INTERVENTION.

IT WAS.

WE HAVE TO UNDERSTAND

NAPOLEON WAS FINALLY

DEFEATED.

AND THEY COULD TAKE THE FULL

FLEET AND THEY SENT THEM TO

NEW ORLEANS AND TO OUR

CAPITAL.

JAMES MADISON HAS ANOTHER

DAY OF PRAYER, AND ANOTHER

DAY OF PRAYER.

AND THIS ADMIRAL, GEORGE

COCBURN, IS COMING INTO

WASHINGTON, AND COCBURN GOES

INTO OUR WHITE HOUSE AND

SEES THEY'RE ABOUT TO HAVE

DINNER.

HE SITS DOWN, HAS DINNER,

AND THEN TORCHES THE PLACE.

AND THEN HE GOES TO OUR U.S.

CAPITAL, AND THEY HAVE A

MOCK CONGRESS, AND THEY GO,

WHO VOTES TO BURN OUR

CAPITAL, AND THEY ALL SAY

YEA.

THE SKIES BEGIN TO DARKEN

AND PICK UP, AND LO AND

BEHOLD THERE IS NEARLY A

HURRICANE.

IT KNOCKS OFF ROOFS AND

CHIMNEYS AND BRICKS, AND

SLAPS HORSE AND RIDER TO THE

GROUND.

AND THE ADMIRAL COCBURN

EXPLAINS TO THE LADY, GREAT

GOD, IS THIS THE TYPE OF

WEATHER YOU'RE USED TO.

AND SHE SAYS, NO, THIS IS A

SPECIAL INTERVENTION FROM

PROVINCE TO DRIVE THEM FROM

THE CITY.

ONE BRITISH HISTORIAN SAYS

MORE BRITISH SOLDIERS CAN

KILLED BY THE STROKE OF

NATURE THAN ALL OF THE ARMS

THEY COULD MUSTER IN THE

FEEBLE DEFENSE OF THEIR

CAPITAL.

OF COURSE, THE BRITISH GO TO

BALTIMORE RIGHT AFTER THAT,

THE THIRD LARGEST CITY IN

AMERICA, AND THEY POUND AWAY

WITH 1800 CANNON BALLS ALL

NIGHT LONG.

BUT THAT STORM SYSTEM HAD

MOVED AND IT WAS THUNDERING

AND RAINING SO BAD, IT

SOFTENS UP THE MUD, AND MOST

OF THE 1800 CANNON BALLS

SINK IN THE MUD.

AND SO HE LOOKS UP AND

WRITES THE "STAR-SPANGLED

BANNER".

Pat: AND LINCOLN CALLED

FOR PRAYER TROSE.

YES.

LINCOLN HAD A DAY OF FASTING

AND PRAYER TO GO INTO EFFECT

APRIL 30th, 1863.

HE SAYS WE HAD FORGOTTEN

GOD.

AND HE IMAGINED THAT ALL OF

THESE BLESSINGS WERE

PRODUCED BY SOME SUPERIOR TO

OUR OWN.

AND WE HAVE BECOME TOO PROUD

TO PRAY TO THE GOD THAT MADE

US.

HE CALLS FOR PRAY, 1863, AND

TWO DAYS LATER, A FREAK

ACCIDENT.

HERE THE BEST GENERAL THE

SOUTH HAD, STONEWALL

JACKSON.

AND EVERY STORY SAYS IF HE

HAD BEEN AT GETTYSBURG TWO

MONTHS LATER, THE SOUTH

WOULD HAVE WON.

BUT HERE HE IS COMING BACK

AND IT IS TWILIGHT, AND HIS

OWN MEN SHOOT HIM, TWICE IN

THE ARM, AND ONCE IN THE

HAND.

HE GETS MINGLED AND THEY

HAVE TO AMPUTATE HIS HAND.

AND HE WAS A GODLY MAN.

AND HE HAD A BIBLE SCHOOL

CLASS AND HE HAD

AFRICAN-AMERICANS THAT --

Pat: AND HIS ARM WAS

RAISED TO HEAVEN IN PRAYER.

SO WE HAVE TO REALIZE

THERE IS THE SOVEREIGNTY OF

GOD.

GOD TURNS THE COURSE OF

NATIONS WHEN WE PRAY.

SO WE HAVE TO REST IN HIS

WILL.

THIS IS AN IMPORTANT TIME

FOR OUR NATION.

WE ARE FACING CRISES.

MY WIFE, SUSIE, SAYS WE NEED

TO REMIND OURSELVES WE MADE

IT THROUGH CRISES IN THE

PAST --

Pat: HOW DO YOU TELL

PEOPLE TO PRAY FOR THIS?

THE FIRST THING IS

REPENT.

ISRAEL WENT INTO THE

PROMISED LAND AND WAS

BLESSED, AND THEY BEGAN TO

BACK SLIDE, AND PROPHETS

TOLD THEM TO REPENT.

SAMUEL AND ELIJAH DID NOT

REPENT AND JUDGMENT CAME.

AND THEY WERE OVERRUN.

AND THEN THEY CRIED OUT TO

GOD, AND GOD, IN HIS MERCY,

SENT A DELIVERER.

AMERICA MADE A COVENANT WITH

GOD.

THE DECLARATION SAYS, "TO

THE SUPREME JUDGE OF THE

WORLD."

THEN AMERICA BEGAN TO BACK

SLIDE.

HOW?

SLAVERY.

ONE GROUP PROFITED OVER THE

SWEAT OF ANOTHER.

DID WE REPENT?

NO, AND THEN JUDGMENT CAME.

THEN WE REPENTED, AND

LINCOLN HAD A DAY OF FASTING

AND PRAYER.

AND HE PUT "IN GOD WE TRUST"

ON OUR COINS.

THAT WAS THE LAST BILL HE

PUT INTO LAW BEFORE HE WAS

SHOT.

I ASKED PEOPLE, WHAT HAVE WE

DONE SINCE 9/11.

WE WENT TO CHURCH FOR TWO

WEEKS AND THEN WE WENT BACK

TO SHOPPING.

IF YOU WERE GOD, DO YOU

THINK WE REPENTED ENOUGH TO

TURN THIS NATION AROUND.

THERE WAS A CHOLERA EPIDEMIC

IN 1849, AND THOUSANDS OF

AMERICANS DIED.

WHEN THE BRITISH TOOK OVER

INDIA, WITH STEAMBOATS AND

RAILROADS, PEOPLE WITH THE

DISEASE WENT BACK TO

EUROPE.

TENS OF MILLIONS DIED.

IN ST. LOUIS THEY HAD OPEN

GRAVES.

THE OREGON TRAIL, 12,000

DIED OF CHOLERA.

SO ZACHARY TAYLOR, 1849,

DECLARES A DAY OF FASTING

AND PRAYER.

HERE IS OUR PRESIDENT

DECLARING A DAY OF FASTING

AND PRAYER.

IN AUGUST, BY THE END OF THE

MONTH, THE DEATH RATES DROP

OFF.

HERE AGAIN, WE HAVE THESE

CRISES AND OUR LEADERS

TURNED IN PRAYER.

DURING WORLD WAR II, F.D.R.

HAD A DAY OF PRAYER.

HE PASSED OUT GIDEON'S NEW

TESTAMENT AND BOOK OF PSALMS

TO THE SOLDIERS.

EVEN NIXON, WHEN APOLLO 13

WAS LOST IN SPACE, HE HAD A

DAY OF PRAYER, FOR THE

NATION TO PRAY FOR OUR

ASTRONAUTS.

IN OUR TIMES OF CRISIS, WE

TURNED TO THE LORD.

WE NEED TO REMEMBER THAT

BECAUSE AS YOU ARE SO AWARE,

WE'RE FACING FINANCIAL

CRISES, AND ISLAMIC

TERRORIST CRISES.

THIS MAY BE THE LAST CHANCE

WE HAVE TO TURN THIS SHIP

AROUND.

Pat: BILL, I THANK YOU

FOR BEING HERE.

THIS BOOK, HOW DO THEY GET

IT?

"MIRACLES IN AMERICAN

HISTORY," AND THE WEBSITE

IS AMERICANMINUTE.COM.

Pat: BILL IS A

FASCINATING GUY.

YOU COULD LISTEN TO HIM FOR

HOURS, WHAT IS HAPPENING IN

OUR COUNTRY.

BUT THIS IS REAL.

THIS MAY BE AS BAD AS THIS

COUNTRY HAS EXPERIENCED IN

THE LAST 50 YEARS OR MORE.

WE NEED TO LAY HOLD OF GOD

LIKE NEVER BEFORE.

BILL FEDERER.

KRISTI, WHAT IS NEXT?

Kristi: COMING UP,

WE'RE GOING TO BRING IT ON

WITH YOUR E-MAIL QUESTIONS.

SARAH WANTS TO KNOW

THIS, "WHEN WE GO TO GOD TO

SAVE US, WE MUST REPENT

BEFORE FORGIVENESS.

SHOULDN'T THAT BE THE SAME

FOR OUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY.

DON'T THEY HAVE TO ASK FOR

FORGIVENESS?

DON'T THEY HAVE TO DO THAT

BEFORE WE TURN IT AROUND?"

WE'RE GOING TO ANSWER SARAH

QUESTION AND MORE, SO DON'T

GO AWAY.

Kristi: WELCOME BACK TO

"THE 700 CLUB."

I MUST ADMIT, I'M SLIGHTLY

OUT OF BREATH -- I SHOULDN'T

BE, BUT RUNNING BACK FROM

THE CONTROL ROOM HERE --

Pat: YOU NEED TO WEAR

TRACK SHOES.

Kristi: SARAH BEGINS US

OFF, "WHEN WE GO TO GOD TO

SAVE US, WE MUST REPENT

BEFORE WE GET FORGIVENESS.

SHOULDN'T THAT ALSO BE THE

CASE FOR OUR FRIENDS AND

FAMILY WHEN THEY HURT US.

DON'T THEY HAVE TO ASK FIRST

AND TURN THEIR BEHAVIOR

AROUND BEFORE WE FORGIVE

THEM?"

Pat: WELL, YES AND NO.

I THINK THE BIBLE SAYS IF

THEY ASK FOR YOUR

FORGIVENESS, YOU FORGIVE.

BUT I BELIEVE IF HOLD A

GRUDGE IN OUR HEART, IT

DOESN'T MATTER WHAT THE

OTHER GUY HAS DONE, IT IS

GOING TO BLOCK THE POWER OF

GOD.

YOU NEED TO HAVE A FORGIVING

SPIRIT REGARDLESS OF WHAT

THEY'VE DONE TO YOU.

WHETHER THEY ASK YOU OR

DON'T ASK YOU, YOU NEED TO

FORGIVE THEM.

IF YOU WANT GOD'S POWER

OPERATING IN YOUR LIFE, YOU

NEED TO HAVE A FORGIVING

HEART TOWARDS THOSE WHO

OFFENDED YOU, REGARDLESS.

THAT'S WHAT JESUS SAID.

WHEN YOU STAND PRAYING, IF

YOU HAVE OUGHT AGAINST ANY,

FORGIVE.

THEY DIDN'T SAY IF THEY

ASKED FOR FORGIVENESS.

Kristi: SHE WRITES,

"HOW DO YOU RECOVER FROM THE

EMOTIONAL PROBLEMS AFTER

SEXUAL PROBLEMS."

Pat: YOU FORGIVE

YOURSELF.

LOOK AT MARY MAGDALENE.

SHE WAS A PROSTITUTE, AND I

DON'T KNOW HOW MANY SEXUAL

ADVENTURES SHE HAD, BUT SHE

HAD THE PRIVILEGE OF SEEING

JESUS ON THE DAY OF HIS

RESURRECTION.

GOD FORGIVES YOU.

YOU KNOW, HE UNDERSTANDS

THAT THESE BODIES OF OURS

ARE LIKE ANIMALS.

LIKE IT OR NOT, WE POR TAKE

OF THE SAME STUFF, IF YOU

WILL, OF ANIMALS.

OUR NATURAL IN CLICLINATIONS.

GOD WILL FORGIVE IF YOU ASK

HIM.

SO ASK HIM.

GOD DOESN'T GET ANY KICK OUT

OF PUNISHING YOU.

WHAT HE WANTS YOU IS WORKING

IN HIS KINGDOM.

AND HE WANTS YOU CLEAN AND

FEELING GOOD ABOUT YOURSELF

UNDER HIM.

IN ORDER TO DO THAT, YOU

CLEANSE YOURSELF AND ASK FOR

FORGIVENESS AND HE WILL

FORGIVE YOU.

Kristi: HE WRITES

IN, "HOW DO I EXPRESS HOW

GRATEFUL I AM TO GOD.

I HAVE BEEN SO FAITHFUL, AND

I FEEL HE DOESN'T UNDERSTAND

HOW TRULY GRATEFUL I AM."

Pat: NONE OF US CAN.

IF I HAD TO WRITE WITH THE

PEN, IT WOULD BE GREATER

THAN THE OCEAN.

WE NEED TO OPEN OUR HEARTS

AND LET THE SPIRIT OF GOD

FLOW THROUGH US.

Kristi: "I NEED HELP

WALKING WITH THE LORD.

I GET FIRED UP, AND THEN

IT'S LIKE I GET LAZY.

HOW DO I STAY FIRED UP IN

GOD?"

Pat: THE TRUTH IS,

THERE IS A TIME WE'RE FILLED

WITH THE SPIRIT, AND THE

BIBLE SAYS FILLED WITH THE

HOLY SPIRIT THE APOSTLES DID

SOMETHING.

BUT STAY WITH THE LORD.

EVERY DAY.

EVERY DAY HAVE TIME WITH THE

LORD.

I BELIEVE IN HAVING QUIET

TIME EVERY DAY.

EVERY DAY YOU'RE GOING TO

ASK GOD TO TALK TO YOU,

SPEAK TO YOU, AND YOU'RE

GOING TO READ HIS WORD AND

COMMUNE WITH HIM EVERY DAY.

YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE ALL

FIRED UP AND GUNG-HO, BUT

YOU NEED TO HAVE QUIET

TIME.

THAT'S ALL THE TIME WE HAVE

FOR THIS PROGRAM.

THANK YOU FOR BEING WITH

US.

TOMORROW WE HAVE

BEST-SELLING AUTHOR MAX

LUCADO.

TODAY WE LEAVE YOU WITH

THESE WORDS FROM PSALM 2:

"EASK OF ME, AND I'LL GIVE

YOU THE NATIONS UNTIL THE

END OF YOUR INHERITANCE."

SEE YOU TOMORROW.

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