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The 700 Club - September 21, 2012

Darnisha Taylor was declared dead after a diving accident. What happened next was amazing. Plus, learn more about the America for Jesus 2012 rally coming up in Philadelphia. Read Transcript


THAT IS ESCAPING FROM ONE

PLACE.

Reporter: A SCUBA

ACCIDENT TAKES ONE DIVER

FROM THE BOTTOM OF THE LAKE

TO THE BRINK OF ETERNITY.

IT WAS THE PLACE I KNEW I

WAS WELCOMED.

*

[APPLAUSE]

Gordon: WELL, WELCOME

TO THE SHOW.

YOUR TAX DOLLARS ARE AT

WORK, AND THIS TIME YOUR

MONEY IS BEING USED FOR

POPULATION CONTROL

OVERSEAS.

GORDON, THE U.S.

GOVERNMENT HAS BEEN

FUNDAMENTALLY MILLIONS OF

DOLLARS INTERNATIONALLY FOR

SO-CALLED FAMILY PLANNING.

LEE WEBB REPORTS ON THIS

CAMPAIGN IN THE AFRICAN

NATION OF UGANDA.

THE BILLBOARD STATES

267,000 YOUTHS CAN'T FIND

JOBS EVERY YEAR.

THE U.S. AGENCY FOR

INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

USED TAX DOLLARS TO HELP PAY

FOR THE BILLBOARDS.

BISNER IS FOUNDER AND HID OF

A COALITION OF CHRISTIAN

LEADERS.

AMERICAN TAXPAYERS SHOULD

BE CONCERNED ABOUT

BILLBOARDS LIKE THAT

PRECISELY BECAUSE THEY ARE

AMERICAN ELITEST,

ANTIPOPULATION GROWTH

THOUGHT, FORCING ITSELF ON

THE THINKING OF POOR PEOPLE

IN POOR COUNTRIES.

Reporter: BUT THE

BILLBOARDS ARE ONLY A SMALL

PART OF THEIR OVERALL

CAMPAIGN TO PROVIDE UGANDA

WHAT IT CALLS FAMILY

PLANNING AND HEALTH.

BISNER PREFERS TO CALL IT

POPULATION CONTROL.

A SPOKESWOMAN DID TELL ME

THAT 41% OF WOMEN IN UGANDA

WANT TO DELAY, SPACE, OR

LIMIT CHILD BEARING, BUT

LACK ACCESS TO THE SERVICES

THEY WANT.

SHE EMPHASIZED THOSE

SERVICES ARE VOLUNTARY AND

INCLUDE A WIDE MIX OF

CONTRACEPTIONS.

ABORTION IS NOT MENTIONED

AMONG THE SERVICES

PROVIDED.

ABORTION IS ILLEGAL IN

UGANDA, EXCEPT TO SAVE THE

LIFE OF THE MOTHER.

STILL, BISNER MAINTAINS MOST

EWINEWINGUGANDANS WANT A

LOT OF CHILDREN.

BECAUSE IT MEANS YOU HAVE

SOMEBODY TO TAKE CARE OF YOU

WHEN YOU GET INTO OLD AGE.

THEY THINK OF CHILDREN AS

A BLESSING.

Reporter: PAUL BONACCLI

BELIEVES THE EMPHASIS ON

POPULATION CONTROL IN

COUNTRIES LIKE EU UGANDA

COMES FROM THE WHITE HOUSE.

THE FIGURED TRIPLED TO

$15 MILLION IN THE FIRST

YEAR OF THE OBAMA

ADMINISTRATION, AND NOW

STANDS AT $24 MILLION.

BONACCELLI BELIEVES THAT

MONEY COULD BE USED FAR MORE

EFFECTIVELY.

LACK OF JOBS MEANS LET'S

HAVE ECONOMIC GROWTH, NOT

LET'S TRY TO LIMIT THE

NUMBER OF FAMILIES.

Reporter: AND THEY BOTH

BELIEVE THERE IS A MORE

SINISTER MOTIVE BEHIND THE

U.S. GOVERNMENT'S CAMPAIGN.

WHY IS IT JUST PEOPLE OF

COLOR WE SEEM TO WANT TO

LIMIT THE NUMBERS OF.

IT IS TROUBLING.

IT SHOCKS ME.

IT BOTHERS ME.

IT IS RACIST.

IN THE END, IT IS RACIST.

YOU NEVER HEAR ABOUT

OVERPOPULATION IN THE

NETHERLANDS, WHICH IS 1300

PEOPLE PER SQUARE MILE, BUT

YOU HERE ABOUT IT IN SUB

SAHARA, AFRICA.

THE ISSUE ISN'T POPULATION

DENSITY: IT'S COLOR.

AND USAD'S ORGANIZATION

IS IN EWING GHANA.

GHANA.

TAX DOLLARS ARE BEING USED

TO CURB THE POPULATION.

BACK TO THE BILLBOARDS.

IMAGINE DRIVING THROUGH ANY

INNER CITY IN THIS COUNTRY

AND SEE ONE OF THOSE

BILLBOARDS.

HOW DO YOU THINK WE WOULD

REACT TO THAT?

Gordon: I NOT SURE OF

HOW WE WOULD REACT.

WHEN YOU LOOK AT PLANNED

PARENTHOOD, THEY SEEM TO

DRIVE LOWER INCOME

NEIGHBOURHOODS.

THERE TENDS TO BE A STRATEGY

TO BRING BIRTH CONTROL AND

ABORTION SERVICES TO LOW

INCOME WOMEN.

SO THAT SEEMS TO BE GOING

UNNOTICED.

AND CERTAINLY UNPROTESTED

HERE IN AMERICA.

SO I DON'T KNOW IF THEY

WOULD.

THERE IS ANOTHER SIDE TO

THIS, AND HAVING LIVED IN

THE PHILIPPINES AND HAVING

SEEN DESPERATE FAMILIES OF

10 OR MORE, IT IS VERY HARD

TO JUST FEED THE CHILDREN.

SO WHEN POPULATION CONTROL

WAS FINALLY BROUGHT IN --

IT'S A CATHOLIC NATION, AND

THE CATHOLIC CHURCH ON A

DOCTORAL BASIS DOESN'T

BELIEVE IN CONTRACEPTION.

AND WHEN THE GOVERNMENT

PUSHED IT THROUGH THAT

CONTRACEPTION WOULD BE

AVAILABLE, I WAS CERTAINLY

FOR THAT.

I THINK WOMEN SHOULD HAVE

ACCESS TO CONTRACEPTION, AND

SHOULD EXERCISE FAMILY

PLANNING.

WHAT ELSE DO YOU HAVE FOR

US, LEE?

Lee: ANOTHER

GOVERNMENT-FUNDED CAMPAIGN.

THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION IS

BUYING TV ADS IN PAKISTAN,

DENOUNCING THE ANTIMUSLIM

FILM THAT IS BEING BLAMED

FOR RIOTS AROUND THE WORLD.

THEY HAVE SPENT $70,000 ON

ADS.

THE ADS FEATURE PRESIDENT

OBAMA AND SECRETARY OF STATE

CLINTON DENOUNCING THE VIDEO

AND PRAISING AMERICAN

TOLERANCE FOR ALL

RELIGIOUS.

MEANWHILE, THE PAKISTAN

GOVERNMENT DECLARED A

HOLIDAY SO MUSLIMS COULD

DEMONSTRATE.

TENS OF THOUSANDS OF

DEMONSTRATORS TRIED TO REACH

THE U.S. EMBASSY BEFORE

BEING TURNED BACK.

AND THE POLICE OPENED FIRE

ON RIOTERS WHO WERE TORCHING

A CINEMA.

PETER KING SAYS THE WHITE

HOUSE IS -- EGYPT HAS ASKED

FOR THE RELEASE OF THE

SO-CALLED BLIND SHAKE, OMAR

ABDEL RAHMAN, AND THE

CAMPAIGN FOR HIS RELEASE MAY

EXPLAIN SOME OF THE UNREST

IN THE MIDDLE EAST.

OFFICIALS IN SOME ARAB

CAPITALS, INCLUDING CAIRO,

SAY THE ANGER THAT LED TO

THE MURDER OF U.S.

AMBASSADOR CHRIS STEVENS, IS

SPARKED IN PART FOR THE

RELEASE OF RAHAMAN.

HE WAS CONVICTED OF PLOTTING

THE FIRST TERRORIST ATTACK

ON THE WORLD TRADE CENTER IN

1993, A TRUCK BOMBING WHICH

KILLED SIX PEOPLE AND

INJURED MORE THAN 1,000.

RAHMAN IS HIGHLY POPULAR

AMONG SOME MUSLIMS, AND

PRESIDENT MOHAMMED MORSI HAS

VOWED TO PUSH FOR HIS

FREEDOM.

THE WHITE HOUSE, THE STATE

DEPARTMENT, AND THE JUSTICE

DEPARTMENT HAVE ALL RELEASED

STATEMENTS FLATLY RELYING

THEY ARE CONSIDERING HIS

RELEASE.

WE LET HITLER TAKE A

CHUNK OF AUSTRIA, AND WE

THOUGHT IT WOULD STOP HIM,

BUT HE WANTED MORE, MORE,

MORE.

IF WE RELEASE BLIND SHEIKH,

THEY'LL BE ASKING FOR THE

RELEASE OF ZA ZACHARY

MASAUI.

THEY SAY THE RELEASE OF

RAHMAN OR ANY TERRORIST TO

PLANS TO KILL AMERICANS

WOULD BE SEEN AS ANY

WEAKNESS AND A LACK OF

RESOLVE BY THE UNITED STATES

AND ITS PRESIDENT.

Lee: BACK IN THIS

COUNTRY, SEVERAL NEW ORLEANS

PREACHERS ARE FIGHTING FOR

FREE SPEECH ON BOURBON

STREET.

A CITY ORDINANCE PLANS

SO-CALLED AGGRESSIVE

SOLICITATION.

IT RESTRICTS RELIGIOUS OR

POLITICAL SPEECH AFTER

DARK.

PASTOR PAUL GROSS SAYS

POLICE ASKED HIM TO LEAVE OR

FACE ARREST BACK IN MAY.

SEVERAL OTHER PREACHERS HAVE

BEEN ARRESTED.

THE AMERICAN CENTER FOR LAW

AND JUSTICE IS REPRESENTING

ONE OF THOSE PREACHERS.

IN A LETTER TO THE CITY,

THEY SAID A GOVERNMENT BODY

MAY NOT EXCLUDE OR RESTRICT

THE SPEECH OF PRIVATE

PARTIES FOR THE SOLE REGION

THAT THE SPEECH IS RELIGIOUS

OR CONTAINS A RELIGIOUS

PERSPECTIVE.

THIS IS A FUNDAMENTAL

PROPOSITION OF

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW.

SPEAKING OF THE

CONSTITUTION, THIS IS THE

225 ANNIVERSARY OF THE

SIGNING OF THAT HISTORIC

DOCUMENT.

CONGRESS ESTABLISHED

CONSTITUTION WEEK TO

ENCOURAGE MORE AMERICANS TO

LEARN MORE ABOUT IT.

THE CAPITAL HAS EXHIBITS AND

DOCUMENTS ON DISPLAY, AND

THE DAUGHTERS OF THE

AMERICAN REVOLUTION HAVE

HOSTED EVENTS AROUND THE

COUNTRY.

REGENT UNIVERSITY SAYS THE

CONSTITUTION IS THE HEART OF

WHO WE ARE AS A PEOPLE.

IT IS THE CENTER OF ONE

OF THE MOST IMPORTANT

DEBATES OF OUR COUNTRY.

PARTLY BECAUSE I THINK THE

CONSTITUTION IS ONE OF THOSE

MORAL DOCUMENTS.

PEOPLE ARE TRYING TO GO TO

IT TO FIND OUT HOW DO WE

LIVE OUR LIFE.

AND NOW THE CONSTITUTION IS

AT THE VERY CENTER AT HOTLY

CONTESTED ISSUES.

IT IS VERY MUCH AT THE

CENTER OF NATIONAL

ATTENTION.

Lee: BY THE WAY,

CONSTITUTION WEEK LASTS

THROUGH THIS SUNDAY.

HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE ARE

CASHING IN ON THE iPHONE 5

FRENZY.

THEY'RE GETTING PAID

BY iPHONE FANS, IT SEEMS,

TO WAIT IN THE INCREDIBLY

LONG LINES IN THEIR PLACE.

APPLE SHOPS FROM LONDON TO

HONG KONG ARE MOBBED WITH

LINES THAT WRAP AROUND

ENTIRE CITY BLOCKS.

MANY PEOPLE WAITING

OVERNIGHT.

OTHERS CAMPED OUT FOR A WEEK

TO GET THEIR HANDS ON

THE iPHONE 5.

THE LATEST EDITION IS

THINNER, TALLER, AND CAN

WORK ON FASTER MOBILE

NETWORKS.

INCREDIBLE.

Gordon: UNFORTUNATELY,

I'M TIED INTO A CONTRACT, SO

I CAN'T DO ONE.

BUT I DO KNOW PEOPLE WHO ARE

VERY ANXIOUS FOR IT.

WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THE NEW

SAMSUNG ADS FOR THE THREE

WHICH IS MOCKING PEOPLE IN

LINE.

WHEN IT COMES TO THIS

TECHNOLOGY, EVERY TIME YOU

GET SOMETHING, ALL YOU HAVE

TO DO IS WAIT THREE MORE

MONTHS AND THERE IS

SOMETHING NEW UP THERE.

Gordon: YOU'RE NOT ON

THE UPGRADE?

NO.

I'M NOT IN THE UPGRADE.

WHAT IS THE COMMERCIAL?

Gordon: WHEN THEY'RE

SHOWING OFF ALL OF THE

FEATURES THE iPHONE 3 HAS

HAD.

SO THEY'RE MOCKING THEM?

Gordon: THEY ARE

MOCKING.

YOU TECHIES LOVE STUFF

LIKE THAT.

Gordon: OKAY.

WHAT'S NEXT?

Kristi: MEET A SET OF

IDENTICAL TWINS WITH ONE

SINGLE VISION.

WE SHARED A ROOM.

WE SHARED A ROOM, AND NOW

WE SHARE AN OFFICE.

Kristi: SEE HOW THESE

FORMER PRO BASEBALL PLAYERS

ARE BUILDING THEIR BUSINESS

BY SOMETHING THEY CALLED

MISSIONARYING.

Gordon: AND THEN KRISTI

IS GOING TO SING SOME MORE.

Gordon: DAVID AND JASON

ARE TWIN BROTHERS WHO ONCE

SHARE THE DREAM OF PLAYING

PROFESSIONAL BASEBALL.

BUT AFTER GOING PRO, THEY

TRADED THE BASEBALL FIELD

FOR THE MISSION FIELD, RIGHT

IN THEIR OWN OFFICE.

JOHN JESSOP BRINGS US THE

STORY OF THE BUSINESS MODEL

THAT THE BENAN BROTHERS CALL

MISSIO MISSIONARING.

Reporter: AS BUSINESS

PARTNERS, THEY COULDN'T BE A

BETTER FIT.

WE SHARED A WOMB, WE

SHARED A ROOM, AND NOW WE

SHARE AN OFFICE.

BUT THAT'S ALL WE SHARE.

Reporter: THE TRUTH IS

THE IDENTICAL TWINS SHARE

MUCH MORE, A PASSION FOR

ATHLETICS AND HEALTHY

LIVING, FOR FAMILY, FOR

THEIR CHRISTIAN FAITH, AND

FOR BUSINESS.

WHEN IT COMES TO BUSINESS,

THEY MAKE NO BONES ABOUT

THEIR LACK OF TRAINING.

WE NEVER STUDIED ANY

BUSINESS.

WE WERE NOT TRAINED BY A DAD

THAT HAD A BUSINESS.

WE WERE TRAINED TO BE

BIBLICAL THINKERS.

Reporter: THEY STARTED

A REAL ESTATE COMPANY ABOUT

12 YEARS AGO.

THEY TODAY OPERATE IN 35

STANDPOINTS, AN35 STATES,

AND THEY SAY THAT'S JUST THE

BEGINNING.

AFTER COLLEGE, BOTH WERE

DRAFTED TO PLAY PROFESSIONAL

BASEBALL.

DAVID WENT TO THE BOSTON RED

SOX, AND JASON PLAYED FOR

THE BALTIMORE ORIOLES.

AFTER SEVERAL YEARS ON THE

FIELD, THEIR DREAM OF

PLAYING BALL TRANSFORMED

INTO SOMETHING MORE.

AND GOD USED THREE YEARS

FOR ME IN THE MINOR LEAGUES,

AND FOUR YEARS FOR MY

BROTHER, TO RESHAPE OUR

DREAMS INTO SOMETHING I

CONSIDER A LITTLE BIGGER.

Reporter: WHILE THEY

APPEARED TO BE ON THE TOP OF

THEIR GAMES, RUNNING THEIR

BUSINESS SUCCESSFUL, BUT

THEY

ACTUALLY HIT ROCK

BOTTOM.

I

WENT FROM SWINGING A

BAT IN FRONT OF THOUSANDS OF

PEOPLE ON THE MAJOR LEAGUE

ROSTERSE, TO BUSHING A BROOM

AS A JANITOR.

Reporter: DAVID LEFT

BASEBALL TO FOCUS ON HIS

FAMILY,

MOVING TO

CHARLOTTETOWN TO BE CLOSER

TO HIS BROTHER.

BUT THEY STRUGGLED TO PAY

THE BILLS.

WE WANTED TO DO REAL

ESTATE, BUT TO GET TO THAT

POINT HE HAD TO MOW LINES.

WE STAINED SOME DOORS AND

STACKED PRINTING PAPER.

Reporter: BUT FOR THE

BROTHERS, THEY BECAME A

TURNING POINT.

THAT WAS ONE OF HIS

MILESTONES, AND A TEACHING

POINT.

GOD TOOK HIM TO THE BOTTOM

AND SAID BE GOOD AT WHAT YOU

DO, NO BHATD WHAT I MATTER

WHAT YOU DO.

PRODUCE MORE VALUE THAN

YOU TAKE IN PAY, BREATHE

LIFE, FAITHFUL AND LITTLE.

WE STARTED BUILDING OUT WHAT

WE ENVISIONED A KINGDOM

BUSINESS SHOULD LOOK LIKE.

WE DIDN'T READ ANY BOOKS BY

ANYBODY.

EVERYTHING WAS FRESH.

AND GOD EXPLODED OUR VISIT

BECAUSE WE WANTED TO GLORIFY

THEM.

Reporter: RATHER THAN

TRIBUTEIN ATTRIBUTING THEIR

SUCCESS TO GOOD TIMING, THEY

BELIEVE IT IS MISSIONARING.

YOU'VE GOT PIONEERING,

AND MISSIONARING.

Reporter: YOU SEE BIBLE

MOTIVES AND OCCASIONAL

PRAYERS.

FATHER, WE THANK YOU FOR

WHAT YOU'RE DOING AROUND THE

CITY.

Reporter: ONE EXAMPLE

HOW THE BROOTD BROTHERS ARE

MAKING A MARK IN THEIR

COMMUNITY, THEY HAD AREA

PASTORS TO ORGANIZE THE

PRAYER EVENT CALL CHARLOTTE

714.

IT DREW 9,000 PEOPLE FROM

MORE THAN 700 DIFFERENT

CHURCHES.

GOD ALLOWED AN OLD,

BROKEN DOWN BUSINESS OWNER

LIKE ME TO PUT THAT CALL

OUT, AND CHURCHES FLOCKED TO

THE IDEA OF IT BECAUSE IT

WASN'T HELD BY ANY ONE

PARTICULAR CHURCH.

Reporter: THEY'RE NOW

SETTING THEIR SIGHTS

OVERSEAS.

THE GOAL: START COMPANIES

THAT PRODUCE MORE MISSION

MISSIONARS.

WE TAKE THE PROFITS AND

REINVEST THEM INTO THE CITY

AND INTO THE PEOPLE, AND

REACH OUT AND MINISTER TO

THE UNREACHED PEOPLE GROUPS

THROUGH FUNDS THAT ARE

DERIVED OVERSEAS.

Reporter: DAVID AND

JASON BELIEVE THEIR BUSINESS

PHILOSOPHY EXTENDS TO ALL

PEOPLE OF FAITH, TO SEE

THEIR CAREER FIELD AS THE

MISSION FIELD.

MISSIONARING TO US IS THE

OPPORTUNITY TO TAKE THE

DISTINCTION BETWEEN BUSINESS

AND MINISTER AND TO

COMPLETELY ERASE IT AND SAY

YOU ARE SIMPLY COMPLETING

YOUR ASSIGNMENT.

WHETHER THAT IS RUNNING A

CHURCH, OR WHETHER THAT IS

RUNNING A BUSINESS, YOU ARE

RUNNING AN ORGANIZATION, AND

GOD WANTS YOU TO BRING THIS

KINGDOM IN THAT.

Reporter: THAT'S WHAT

THEY DESCRIBE AS THE SECRET

TO THEIR SUCCESS.

JOHN JESSOP, CBN NEWS,

CONCORDE, NORTH CAROLINA.

Gordon: I LOVE IT.

PROSPERING IN THE MIDDLE OF

A RECESSION.

ALL BECAUSE THEY'VE

ORGANIZED THEIR BUSINESS

ALONG BIBLICAL PRINCIPLES

AND THEY PUT GOD FIRST.

AND THAT'S IN ACCORDANCE

WITH SCRIPTURE.

IF YOU SEEK FIRST THE

KINGDOM OF GOD AND HIS

RIGHTEOUSNESS, THEN ALL OF

THESE OTHER THINGS WILL BE

ISLANDE ADDED UNTO YOU.

Kristi: I LOVED THAT.

Gordon: BUT YOU DIDN'T

BELIEVE HE WAS OLD AND

BROKEN DOWN.

Kristi: RIGHT.

Gordon: YOU'RE GOING,

YOU'RE NOT BROKEN DOWN.

Kristi: EXACTLY.

STILL AHEAD, A TRIBUTE TO

WILLIAM.

SEE HOW HIS BIBLICALLY-BASED

IDEAS LAID THE FOUNDATION

FOR AMERICA'S GOVERNMENT.

FIRST WE'LL BE PRAYING FOR

OUR NATION, AND WE WANT YOU

TO JOIN WITH US.

SO WHATEVER YOU DO, DON'T GO

AWAY.

Kristi: WELCOME BACK TO

"THE 700 CLUB."

THIS IS DAY FIVE OF OUR A 51

DAYS OF PRAYING FOR

AMERICA.

AND IF YOU HAVEN'T MAILED IN

YOUR PRAYER REQUESTS YET,

THERE IS STILL TIME.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS CALL

1-800-759-0700.

AND WE WILL BE ADDING YOUR

REQUEST TO THE FLAG, RIGHT

BEHIND US.

I'LL TELL YOU, THAT IS A

GOOD-LOOKING FLAG.

AND WE'RE GOING TO BE

PRAYING FOR THEM AND OUR

COUNTRY, ALL THE WAY THROUGH

THE ELECTION DAY.

Gordon: IT IS REALLY

INCREDIBLE.

> 58,000 PEOPLE HAVE

ALREADY SIGNED UP TO PRAY

FOR AMERICA OVER THE NEXT 46

DAYS, IF MY MATH IS RIGHT.

Kristi: YES.

Gordon: AND WE

ENCOURAGE YOU TO DO THAT.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS LOG ON

TO cbn.com, OR CALL US,

1-800-759-0700.

WE WANT TO PRAY FOR YOU AND

PRAY FOR THESE REQUESTS THAT

WE'RE GATHERING EVERY DAY AT

CHAPEL, AND WE ARE GOING TO

PRAY FOR THESE REQUESTS.

WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO PRAY FOR

AMERICA, THAT OUR BEST DAYS

ARE AHEAD OF US, NOT BEHIND

US, AND GOD WOULD ONCE AGAIN

BLESSES.

LEAR IS A PRAYER REQUEST.

MY PRAYER FOR AMERICA: "FOR

THE BIBLES TO RETURN TO

SCHOOLS."

AND ONE ASKS THAT WE RETURN

THE FULL SUPPORT OF ISRAEL.

MY PRAYER FOR AMERICA, AN

END TO GREED AND

HOMELESSNESS.

THAT'S A GOOD ONE.

Kristi: HERE'S ONE,

PEOPLE WOULD RETURN TO

PRAYING.

WE'VE GOT TO START OUT WITH

THAT ONE FIRST.

THAT GOD'S CHILDREN WOULD

AN AWAKEN FROM OUR LETHARGY.

THAT EN CAPSULES IT ALL.

Gordon: LET'S PRAY FOR

THESE AND ALSO PRAY FOR

AMERICA.

WE'RE A DIVIDED NATION.

LET US PRAY THAT WE WOULD

ONCE AGAIN BE ONE NATION,

UNDER GOD, I IN DEVISIBLE,

WITH LIBERTY AND JUST FOR

ALL.

LORD, WE LIFT THESE REQUESTS

TO YOU, AND WE LIFT THE

REQUESTS OF ALL WHO HAVE

PHONED IN, ALL WHO HAVE

LOGGED IN, AND WE JUST JOIN

WITH THEM AND WE COME INTO

AGREEMENT WITH THEM AND WE

ASK FOR THEIR REQUESTS TO BE

HEARD.

AND WE HAVE THIS CONFIDENCE

THAT IF WE PRAY IN

ACCORDANCE WITH YOUR WILL,

THEN OUR REQUESTS ARE

HEARD.

AND IF THEY ARE HEARD, THAT

THEY ARE ANSWERED.

SO, LORD, WHEN WE CALL,

ANYONE SWIFTLY.

AND WE CALL, WE CRY OUT, FOR

THIS GREAT NATION.

WE CRY OUT FOR AMERICA.

WE JOIN WITH THE PRAYERS OF

THE FOUNDING FATHERS.

WE JOIN WITH THE PRAYERS OF

THE COLONISTS WHO CAME, WHO

KNELT ON THESE SHORES, AND

ASKED FOR YOUR BLESSING.

AND WE JOIN WITH THAT, AND

WE ASK FOR YOUR BLESSING

ONCE AGAIN FOR AMERICA.

LORD, WE ASK THAT YOU WOULD

FORGIVE US OUR DEBTS.

THAT YOU WOULD ESTABLISH

JUSTICE HERE.

THAT YOU WOULD ESTABLISH

EQUALITY HERE, THAT ONCE

AGAIN WE WOULD BE ONE NATION

UNDER GOD.

DO IT, LORD, FOR WE ASK IT

IN JESUS' NAME.

AMEN.

Kristi: AMEN.

Gordon: THIS WEEK IS

OUR SEVEN DAYS OF BLAZE HERE

AT CBN.

AT NOON EVERY DAY, OR STAFF

HAS BEEN PRAYING FOR OUR

PARTNERS.

YESTERDAY BEST-SELLING

AUTHOR MAX LEUCADA WAS OUR

GUEST SPEAKER.

LET'S TAKE A LOOK.

IT SEEMS TO ME THAT GRACE

IS SIMPLY THE WORD THAT THE

BIBLE HAS CHOSEN TO USE TO

DESCRIBE GOD'S RADICAL

COMMITMENT TO RESCUE AND

REDEEM A PEOPLE FOR

HIMSELF.

YOU'RE NOT STUCK.

YOU'RE NOT STUCK.

THE SAME GRACE THAT SAVED

YOU INITIALLY WILL KEEP YOU

ETERNALLY.

TRUST THIS GRACE, LIVE IN

THIS GRACE, STAY OPEN TO

THIS GRACE, IMMERSE YOURSELF

IN THIS GRACE.

WORSHIP, TRUSTING,

BELIEVING, AND JUST KNOW

THAT GOD IS COMMITTED TO

YOU.

AND NOW WE PRAY FOR THESE

INDIVIDUALS WHO'S NEEDS HAVE

COME OUR WAY, WE LIFT THEM

UP TO YOU, FATHER.

LET'S JUST READ ALOUD THE

NAMES.

KIND OF ALL PRAY AT ONE TIME

OUT LOUD.

JUST SAY THE NAMES ON THE

PEOPLE ON YOUR CARD.

KNOWING, LORD, THAT YOU WILL

WORK NOW, KNOWING, FATHER,

THAT YOU WILL RESPOND.

WE BLESS YOU IN JESUS'

NAME.

Gordon: THAT WAS OUR

CHAPEL FROM YESTERDAY, IN

OUR SMALL LITTLE CHAPEL ON

THE SECOND FLOOR.

THE NEXT TIME WE HAVE A WEEK

OF PRAYER, WE'RE GOING TO BE

AT THE REGENT UNIVERSITY

CHAPEL, WHICH IS BEING BUILT

RIGHT NOW.

LET'S GO OVER TO MY FATHER,

WHO IS THERE LIVE FOR A

REPORT OF WHAT IS

HAPPENING.

DAD, WHAT'S GOING ON?

Pat: GORDON, I'M

EXCITED.

WE HAVE WAITED P A LONG

TIME TO GET THIS CHAPEL

BUILT.

THIS IS SORT OF A HIGHLIGHT

AS WE'RE GOING TO PUT ON THE

CHAPEL THE STEEPLE.

THIS STEEPLE WEIGHS 65 --

EXCUSE ME, 15,000 POUNDS AND

IT IS 65 FEET HIGH.

IT IS GOING UP RIGHT NOW.

THE CRANE IS LIFTING IT UP

BEHIND ME.

YOU CAN SEE IT GOING UP IN

THE AIR.

65 FEET, AND IT WEIGHS

15,000 POUNDS.

IT IS FINISHED IN COPPER.

A GORGEOUS THING.

IT IS GOING UP RIGHT NOW.

MEN ARE WAITING IN A BASE

THAT HAS BEEN PREPARED FOR

IT UP AT THE TOP, WHERE THIS

IS GOING TO BE.

THIS CHAPEL IS MODELED AFTER

A PLACE THAT IS CALLED

ST. MARTIN'S IN THE FIELD IN

LONDON, ENGLAND.

RIGHT NEAR TRAFALGAR

SQUARE.

THEY'RE GOING TO SWING THAT

ON TODAY, AND LATER ON

THEY'LL ADD TO IT A CROSS.

AND THE CROSS HAS SOME GOLD

LEAF ON IT.

IT IS GOING UP, AND WE'LL

PRAISE THE LORD FOR THIS,

AND HOPE AND PRAY THAT THOSE

MEN IN THE BASE DON'T GET

HIT BY THE CHAPEL STEEPLE AS

IT COMES DOWN.

THEY'VE GOT TO SET THAT DOWN

IN PLACE, AND HOPEFULLY THE

CRANE OPERATOR KNOWS WHAT HE

IS DOING.

THIS IS HIS FIRST DAY ON THE

JOB, AND WE DON'T KNOW IF HE

HAS LEARNED HOW TO RUN THOSE

CRANES OR NOT, BUT IF HE

DROPS IT, WE HAVE A

WORKMAN'S COMP -- I'M ONLY

KIDDING.

I'M ONLY KIDDING.

THIS IS EXCITING.

IT IS COMING DOWN RIGHT NOW,

AND THOSE MEN ARE WAITING

THERE TO RECEIVE IT.

LATER ON THERE IS GOING TO

BE A NINE-FOOT CROSS THAT IS

GOING TO HAVE GOLD LEAF ON

IT.

THE STEEPLE IS CLAD IN

COPPER.

IT'S SHINY COPPER NOW.

IT WILL TURN INTO A

BEAUTIFUL GREENISH COLOR

LATER ON, SORT OF A

BEAUTIFUL SHADE.

THEY'RE SETTLING IT DOWN

RIGHT NOW.

THEY'RE GETTING IT IN

PLACE.

AND THERE IT GOES.

IT IS COMING DOWN RIGHT NOW,

ON TO THE BASE.

AND LOWERING DONE, AND, YES,

THIS CRANE OPERATOR IS VERY

SKILLFUL.

I WAS ONLY JOKING.

HE KNOWS WHAT HE IS DOING.

AND THERE IS 15,000 POUNDS,

65 FEET, GOING DOWN RIGHT

NOW.

AND THEY'RE LAYING IT DOWN,

SKILLFULLY, IN PLACE ON TO

THE REGENT UNIVERSITY

CHAPEL.

AND WE THANK GOD FOR THAT.

GORDON, I'LL ASK EVERYBODY,

YOU AND KRISTI, JOIN WITH US

IN PRAYER.

FATHER, WE THANK YOU FOR

THIS MOMENT IN THIS CHAPEL.

WE THANK YOU FOR THIS

BUILDING THAT WILL BE THE

CENTER OF WORSHIP AT REGENT

UNIVERSITY AND FOR CBN.

WE ASK YOU TO BLESS IT AND

BLESS THOSE PARTNERS WHO

HAVE PARTICIPATED IN PAYING

THE COSTS OF IT.

THANK YOU, LORD.

FOR THIS DAY, IN JESUS'

NAME.

AMEN.

AND AMEN.

AND THEY'VE GOT IT IN

PLACE.

A SKILLED CRANE OPERATOR.

AND ISN'T THAT BEAUTIFUL.

THEN LATER ON, THERE IS

GOING TO BE A NINE-FOOT

CROSS ADDED TO IT, AND THE

CROSS IS GOING TO BE

FINISHED IN GOLD LEAF.

AND, KRISTI, I KNOW YOU'LL

BE INTERESTED.

I AM WEARING A JACKET THAT

MY SON GORDON GAVE ME AS A

CHRISTMAS PRESENT, WHICH HE

GOT USED ON eBAY.

[LAUGHTER]

Pat: YOU LIKE IT?

Kristi: I LOVE IT.

Pat: YOU LOVE IT?

GOD BLESS YOU.

[LAUGHTER]

Reporter: WELCOME BACK

TO "THE 700 CLUB."

PRESIDENT OBAMA'S CAMPAIGN

CREATED A STIR ACROSS SOCIAL

MEDIA WITH A CAMPAIGN

FUNDRAISING POSTER OF AN

AMERICAN FLAG.

INSTEAD OF 50 STARS, THOUGH,

REPRESENTING THE 50 STATES,

THE BLUE STAR FIELD IS

REPLACED BY OBAMA'S "O"

CAMPAIGN LOG LOW.

THE SYMBOLLISM SHOWS THE

PRESIDENT BEING GREATER THAN

THE PEOPLE REPRESENTED BY

THE STARS.

BUT THE CAMPAIGN TWEETED,

THERE ARE NO RED STATES OR

BLUE STATES, ONLY THE UNITED

STATES.

THE PRESIDENT'S CAMPAIGN IS

SELLING THE FLAGS ON LINE

FOR $35.

"OPERATION BLESSING" IS

PARTNERING WITH HUMIDICAS TO

HELP REFUGEES.

THEY ARE DISPLACED BY THE

SYRIAN CONFLICT THERE.

"OPERATION BLESSING" AND

MEDICA ARE PROVIDING AID TO

DISPLACED FAMILIES.

THEY ARE OPERATING A PRIMARY

HEALTH CARE CLINIC, TREATING

90 PATIENTS A DAY.

AND YOU CAN FIND OUT MORE

ABOUT WHAT "OPERATION

BLESSING" IS DOING AROUND

THE WORLD BY GOING TO

OB.ORG.

GORDON AND KRISTI WILL BE

BACK WITH MORE OF "THE 700

CLUB" AFTER THIS.

STAY TUNED.

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Gordon: THE LIBERTY

BELL HAS LONG BEEN A SYMBOL

OF AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE.

IN 1752, THE PEOPLE OF

PHILADELPHIA COMMISSIONED

THE FORGING OF THE BELL TO

HONOR SOME OF THE FOUNDERS

OF OUR NATION, WILLIAM

PENN.

Reporter: IN 1825,

THOMAS JEFFERSON GAVE

TRIBUTE TO ONE OF AMERICA'S

FOUNDING FATHERS.

WILLIAM PENN WAS THE

GREATEST LAW-GIVER THE WORLD

HAS PRODUCED.

BEING THE FIRST IN EITHER

ANCIENT OR MODERN TIMES WHO

HAS LAID THE FOUNDATION OF

GOVERNMENT IN THE PURE AND

UNADULTERATED PRINCIPLES OF

PEACE AND RIGHT.

Reporter: HE WAS BORN

IN ENGLAND, AND AT 22, HE

JOINED THE SOCIETY OF

FRIENDS, ALSO KNOWN AS

QUAKERS.

A DECISION THAT CHANGED HIS

HEART AND MIND.

WILLIAM PENN OPERATED OUT

OF A LENS OF PLEASING THE

FATHER.

Reporter: DARYL FIELDS,

AUTHOR OF "THE SEED OF A

NATION," SAYS PENN WAS THE

FIRST TO HAVE THE IDEA OF A

SELF-GOVERNING PEOPLE, BUT

ONLY THROUGH THE PRINCIPLES

OF THE BIBLE.

THAT IDEA WAS THE SEED THAT

FORMED A NATION.

THAT'S A HUGE PRECEDENT.

THAT'S WHAT I THINK

JEFFERSON SAW.

THAT'S WHAT I THINK WE'RE

SEEING YET TODAY.

Reporter: ON MARCH

4th, 1681, KING CHARLES

THE SECOND GAVE PENN FULL

AUTHOR OVER THE PENNSYLVANIA

GOVERNMENT.

THE NEXT DAY HE PENNED A

LETTER TO A FRIEND WITH

THESE WORDS: "MY GOD, WHOM

HAS GIVEN IT ME THROUGH MANY

DIFFICULTIES, WILL, I

BELIEVE, BLESS IT AND MAKE

IT THE SEED OF A NATION.

I SHALL HAVE A TENDER CARE

TO THE GOVERNMENT, THAT IT

BE WELL-LAID AT FIRST."

Reporter: PENN LIVED

ONLY FOUR YEARS AT

PENNSYLVANIA.

IT WAS A SYMBOL OF HIS

WEALTH AND HIS AFFLUENCE,

AND SOME COULD ARGUE HIS

SEED OF GOVERNMENT.

SO IT WAS BIG AND NEEDED TO

BE SUCH.

Reporter: DOUG MILLER

IS THE ADMINISTRATOR OF

PENN'S MANOR.

PENN SET UP A COLONY

BASED ON RELIGIOUS

TOLERATION.

HE FOUND THIS WONDERFUL

NICHE.

PENN BEING AN EDUCATED MAN,

WAS PA PAMPHLETING IN

DIFFERENT COUNTRIES AND

LANGUAGES.

MANY PEOPLE WANTED A FRESH

START, AND PENN OFFERED THAT

HERE.

Reporter: IN 1751, HE

WROTE PENNSYLVANIA'S FIRST

CONSTITUTION.

THIS DOCUMENT WOULD LATER

BECOME THE FOUNDATION FOR

AMERICA'S BILL OF RIGHTS.

IT IS BASED IN FREEDOM.

IT'S SOCIAL JUSTICE, CIVIL

EQUALITY, RELIGIOUS FREEDOM,

REPRESENTATIVE GOVERNMENT --

IT HAD ALL OF THE THINGS

THAT WERE NON-EXISTENT IN

THE WORLD AT THAT TIME.

BY THE MID-18th CENTURY,

PHILADELPHIA IS THE ECONOMIC

EPICENTER OF THIS

HEMISPHERE.

MORE COMMERCE IS GOING IN

AND OUT OF PHILADELPHIA THAN

ANY OTHER POINT ON THIS SIDE

OF THE ATLANTIC.

IT WAS HUGE.

AT LEAST A PORTION OF THAT

WE OWE TO THE STRUCTURE THAT

PENN PUT IN PLACE.

Reporter: 50IARIE 50

YEARS LATER, IN

PHILADELPHIA, THEY HAD THE

LIBERTY BELL, IN HONOR OF

WILLIAM PENN.

45 YEARS LATER, DURING

THE READING OF THE

DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE,

THAT BELL RINGS OUT TO BRING

THE PEOPLE INTO THE COURT

YARDS FOR THE READING OF

THEIR SEVERANCE FROM THE

MOTHER COUNTRY.

Reporter: THE BELL WAS

INSCRIBED WITH THESE WORDS:

"PROCLAIM LIBERTY THROUGHOUT

THE LAND AND TO ALL OF THE

INHABITANTS THEREOF."

Gordon: AND THE BELL

BECAME THE SYMBOL OF THE

CIVIL RIGHTS AS WELL BECAUSE

THAT PROCLAIMED LIBERTY HAD

TO DO WITH FREEING THE

SLAVES.

IN PHILADELPHIA, ONE WEEK

FROM TODAY, THOUSANDS OF

CHRISTIANS WILL BE GATHERING

ON INDEPENDENCE MALL, FOR A

NATIONAL CALL OF PRAYER FOR

JESUS, 2012.

HERE TO TELL US MORE ARE MY

DEAR FRIENDS, AND ANN AND

JOHN.

THANK YOU.

IT'S A BLESSING TO BE

HERE, GORDON, THANK YOU.

Gordon: YOU HAVE A

WHOLE CAREER OF MAKING

NATIONAL CALLS TO PRAYER.

MY HUSBAND DID.

"WASHINGTON FOR JESUS."

Gordon: "WASHINGTON FOR

JESUS" IN 1980 I THINK

CHANGED THE WORLD.

YES, IT DID, AND I THINK

WE'RE IN A MORE DESPERATE

TIME THAN IN 1980.

THAT BELL, A REPLICA OF IT,

IS GOING TO RING OUT.

IT WILL BE ON THE MALL IN

PHILADELPHIA.

Gordon: WHY RIGHT NOW?

WHAT DO YOU SEE THAT WE AS

CHRISTIANS NEED TO DO IN

ORDER TO TURN AMERICA

AROUND.

GORDON, AMERICA IS IN

TROUBLE, AND EVERYBODY KNOWS

THAT.

WE'RE NOT DEMOCRATS, REAR

NOT REPUBLICANS, WE'RE

CHRISTIANS.

ONLY GOD CAN SAVE OUR

NATION.

WE CAN'T PUT OUR HOPE IN A

MAN.

OUR TRUST IS IN GOD, 2

CHRONICLES 7: 14 "MY

PEOPLE."

GIDEON, GOD TRIMMED HIM DOWN

TO 300.

AND HE SAID NOW I CAN DO

SOMETHING BECAUSE NOW I'LL

GET THE GLORY.

I BELIEVE EVERYTHING THAT

HAS HAPPENED, EVEN OF

RECENT, IS BECAUSE WHAT GOD

DOES, GOD WILL GET THE GLORY

IN AMERICA.

ONLY GOD CAN SAVE US NOW.

WE'RE GOING TO COME, REPENT

FROM OUR SINS, AND WE'RE

GOING TO PRAY.

AND HE SAID, "I'LL HEAL YOUR

LAND."

Gordon: I HAVE NOTICED,

PARTICULARLY SINCE THE

TERROR ATTACKS OF 2001, THAT

WE TEND TO LOOK AT OUR

MILITARY, WE TEND TO LOOK AT

OUR ECONOMY, WE TEND TO LOOK

AT ALL OF THE FREEDOMS THAT

WE, OUR DEMOCRACY, AND IT

SEEMS LIKE EVERYTHING IS NOT

WORKING AS PLANNED.

YES.

Gordon: THAT OUR

MILITARY DOESN'T SEEM TO BE

ABLE TO EFFECTIVELY DEAL

WITH THE THREAT OF TERRORISM

BECAUSE THEY CAN SLIDE UNDER

THE RADAR AND ATTACK IN YOUR

SAFE HOUSES IN LIBYA.

THESE THINGS JUST SEEM TO BE

UNCONTROLLABLE.

YES.

Gordon: I GO BACK TO

THAT WONDERFUL PSALM,

"UNLESS THE LORD WATCHES,

THE WATCHMEN WATCH IN

VAIN."

AND WE NEED GOD WATCHING OUT

FOR US.

AMEN.

THE PROBLEM, WE BELIEVE,

IN AMERICA IS A SPIRITUAL

WON.

ECONOMICS IS NOT GOING TO

SOLVE IT.

IF WE PRAY AND SEEK GOD, I

BELIEVE THAT PRAYER CHANGES

THINGS.

I BELIEVE THAT THIS CALL TO

PRAYER IN PHILADELPHIA HAS

THE POTENTIAL TO TRANSFORM

THE NATION, TO BE A SPARK

FOR REVIVAL IN THE CHURCH

AND BRING AN AWAKENING IN

THE NATION.

WE NEED AMERICA TO TURN BACK

TO GOD.

Gordon: YOU'RE DOING

MORE THAN JUST PRAYING.

THIS WEEKEND YOU DID AN

OUTREACH INTO THE CITY OF

PHILADELPHIA.

IT WAS AMAZING.

AND THANK GOD FOR "OPERATION

BLESSING" AND MANY OTHER

ORGANIZATIONS WHO CAME

TOGETHER.

BUT OVER 15,000 PEOPLE WERE

FED WITH 1500 VOLUNTEERS

COMING TOGETHER ON A

SATURDAY.

IT WAS THE 15th, THIS LAST

WEEK, AND GOD JUST REALLY

BLESSED.

AND HUNDREDS CAME TO CHRIST

AS A RESULT.

THERE WERE EIGHT OUTREACH

CENTERS OVER GREATER

PHILADELPHIA.

IT WAS THE BIGGEST OUTREACH

I'VE EVER BEEN A PART OF,

AND "OPERATION BLESSING" WAS

A GREAT PART OF IT BY

SUPPLYING A LOT OF OUR

SUPPLIES THAT CAME IN.

Gordon: WHEN DOES THE

PRAYER MEETING START?

IT STARTS NEXT FRIDAY,

SEPTEMBER 28th, ON THE

MALL, INDEPENDENCE MALL,

WHERE THE LIBERTY BELL IS.

THAT'S GOING TO BE A BIG

YOUTH RALLY.

WE WANT EVERYBODY TO COME

AND BRING THEIR YOUTH GROUPS

OUT.

AND RON LOSE, WITH TEEN

MAÑANA, AND LOU ENGEL, WITH

THE CALL ARE HEADING IT UP.

AND THEN SATURDAY MORNING,

SEPTEMBER 29th, FROM THE

RISING OF THE SUN TO GOING

DOWN, WE'RE GOING TO BE ON

THAT MALL, HUMBLING

OURSELVES AND PRAYING.

GORDON, IT'S IN THE EVENING

THAT WE'RE GOING TO

REESTABLISH AND MAKE

COVENANT WITH GOD.

WE WANT TO COME BACK AND

CALL AMERICA BACK INTO ITS

COVENANT.

AMERICA'S BROKEN COVENANT.

WE WORSHIPPED OTHER GODS IN

AMERICA.

AND WE WANT AMERICA TO BE

HEALED AND COME BACK TO

GOD.

Gordon: IT IS

SIGNIFICANT, PHILADELPHIA.

AND THIS IS WHERE THE

DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE

WAS DRAFTED.

THIS IS WHERE THE BILL OF

RIGHTS AND THE CONSTITUTION

AND OUR FOUNDING DOCUMENTS

WERE MADE.

AND, GORDON, WE'RE GOING

RIGHT INTO THE TIME.

JOHN THAN KAHN TOLD ME -- I

SAID WHAT'S THE SIGNIFICANCE

OF THE DATE.

HE SAID YOU'RE GOING AFTER

ROSH HASHANAH, YOM KIPPUR,

AND AFTER SOLOMON DEDICATED

THE TEMPLE, WHEN GOD SPOKE

TO HIM, 2 CHRONICLES, "IF MY

PEOPLE" -- AND THAT'S RIGHT

WHERE WE'RE GOING, THIS IS

THE HOLY WEEK.

WE'RE GOING RIGHT IN THERE

AT THE SEASON THAT GOD GAVE

HIM THE PROMISE, "IF MY

PEOPLE."

Gordon: IF YOU WANT TO

ATTEND, ALL YOU HAVE TO DO

IS LOG ON TO cbn.com, AND

WE'LL GET YOU THE SCHEDULE.

WE'LL LET YOU KNOW HOW YOU

CAN BE A PART OF THIS GREAT

PRAYER MEETING.

ANN'S LATEST BOOK IS CALLED

"RESURRECTION, LIFE NOW."

IT'S ALL ABOUT HER

EXPERIENCE.

I'M A PURE MIRACLE.

I SHOULD HAVE BEEN DEAD TWO

YEARS AGO, BURIED BESIDE MY

HUSBAND.

THE DOCTOR SAID THERE IS NO

CHANCE I COULD LIVE.

BUT I DID.

Gordon: GOD STILL HAD A

PLAN.

GOD STILL HAD A PLAN.

Gordon: HE WANTED YOU

TO ORGA ORGANIZE THE NATION

TO PRAYER.

ABSOLUTELY.

Gordon: WELL, WHEN WE

COME BACK, WE'LL BE PRAYING

FOR YOU AND YOUR NEEDS.

STAY WITH US.

Kristi: WE, THROUGHOUT

THIS WEEK, WE'VE BEEN

FOCUSING ON THE POWER OF

PRAYER.

RIGHT NOW WE WANT TO SHOW

YOU HOW PRAYER WORKED IN THE

LIVES OF SCOTT AND DARNISHA

SHALE LOR, WHEN DARNISHA WAS

AT THE BOTTOM OF A LAKE.

HAWAII, THE BAHAMAS, THE

VIRGIN ISLANDS, THESE ARE

JUST A FEW OF THE EXOTIC

LOCATIONS WHERE THEY HAVE

SCUBA DIVED.

IN THE WATERS OF CRYSTAL

LAKE, MICHIGAN, DEATH LURKED

UNDER WATER.

WE GOT PREPARED, PUT ON

OUR GEAR, AND WE STARTED

WADING OUT INTO THE WATER.

WHAT YOU DO IS, YOU GET TO A

LEDGE.

AT THE LEDGE, IT DROPS DOWN

50 FEET.

Reporter: SCOTT AND

DARNISHA EXPLORED THE BOTTOM

OF THE LAKE FOR 30 MINUTES.

THE LEDGE IS YOUR

MARKER.

IF YOU STAY ON THE LEDGE,

YOU'RE ALWAYS IN THE RIGHT

PLACE, BASICALLY.

BUT THIS DAY WE LOST TRACK

OF THE LEDGE.

AND SO MY HUSBAND LOOKS AT

MY -- TURNS AROUND TO ME,

AND LOOKS A AT THE COMPASS

TO TRY TO GET A BEARING, AND

SEES THAT MY EQUIPMENT IS

NOT WORKING.

I'VE GOT BUBBLES COMING

OUT.

WHEN I SAW THE CONSTANT

STREAM OF AIR BUBBLES COMING

OFF HER AIR HOLES -- NOT HER

BREATHING AIR HOSE, BUT THE

HOSE THAT CONNECTS TO HER

B.C., OR BUOYANTCY VEST.

HE GESTURED TO ME TO GO

TO THE SURFACE SO I COULD

FIX MY COUP LER ANLER.

I WAS TRYING TO FIX THE

COUPLER, AND IT WOULD NOT

REATTACH.

IF YOU KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT

SCUBADIVING, YOU KNOW YOU

ADD EXTRA WEIGHT IN ORDER TO

BE ABLE TO STAY ON THE

BOTTOM.

I WAS CARRYING AT LEAST,

PROBABLY 50 TO 70 EXTRA

POUNDS OF WEIGHT.

AND I WAS FIGHTING AGAINST

THAT TO STAY ON TOP OF THE

WATER.

AT THAT TIME, I TRIED TO

START A CLOCK IN MY MIND TO

KNOW THAT SHE IS GOING TO DO

A SAFETY STOP, WHICH IS

BETWEEN THREE AND FIVE

MINUTES, WHICH IS STANDARD

IN DIVING.

AND THEN SHE'S GOING TO BE

ON THE SURFACE AND CLASP IT

AND THEN HEAD BACK DOWN.

I'M TRYING TO RUN THESE

NUMBERS IN MY HEAD BECAUSE I

KNOW IF IT GOES BEYOND THIS,

THERE IS SOMETHING WRONG.

WE NEED TO CALL OFF THE

DIVE.

I WAS STARTING TO GET

WINDED AND TIRED.

I THOUGHT, WELL, BEFORE I

RUN OUT OF AIR, LET ME FILL

UP MY B.C. MANUALLY, WHICH

IS REALLY THE FIRST THING

YOU'RE SUPPOSED TO DO.

SO I WENT TO DEPRESS THE

VALVE TO FILL IT UP, AND NO

AIR WOULD GO IN.

I WAS LIKE, OKAY, THIS IS

NOT GOING TO WORK.

I STARTED TO REALLY FEEL I'M

IN TROUBLE.

I STARTED PRAYING, GOD,

PLEASE SEND MY HUSBAND TO

THE SURFACE.

PLEASE LET HIM KNOW I NEED

HELP.

Reporter: DARNISHA

STRUGGLED FOR SEVERAL MORE

MINUTES.

SHE HAD NO MORE STRENGTH TO

STAY AFLOAT.

I REMEMBER ONE OF MY

FINAL PRAYERS TO THE LORD

SAYING, OKAY, FATHER, IF

THIS IS YOUR WILL, I'M GOING

TO TRUST YOU TO TAKE CARE OF

EVERYTHING THAT NEEDS TO BE

TAKEN CARE OF.

THAT WAS THE MOMENT I SHUT

MY EYES.

I SAID, OKAY, LORD, JUST

HELP ME TO SWIM STRAIGHT.

AND THAT'S WHEN I DRIFTED

OFF INTO ETERNITY.

I GOT UP TO THE SURFACE

BUT WAS KIND OF SURPRISED

WHEN AS I WENT UP, THAT I --

THAT, YOU KNOW, SHE WAS NOT

AROUND OR NOT HANGING ON THE

LINE.

I DID A 360 A COUPLE OF

TIMES, LOOKING AROUND.

SO I STARTED LOOKING FOR AIR

BUBBLES ON THE SURFACE.

I WOKE UP ON MY KNEES IN

THIS PLACE THAT WAS -- THE

ONLY WAY THAT I CAN DESCRIBE

IT IS IT WAS A ROOM, BUT IT

HAD NO WALLS.

IT WAS JUST A WIDE, OPEN,

BRIGHT SPACE THAT WAS SO

PEACEFUL.

IT WAS VERY PURE.

IN THE DISTANCE I COULD TELL

THERE WAS THIS GREAT

DESTINATION, THIS GATEWAY,

THIS PLACE THAT PEOPLE WERE

ENTERING INTO.

I REMEMBER FEELING LIKE I

WAS HOME, EVEN THOUGH IT

DIDN'T NECESSARILY LOOK LIKE

MY HOUSE.

IT WAS A PLACE THAT I KNEW I

WAS WELCOMED.

Reporter: DARNISHA SAW

OTHER PEOPLE IN HER VISION,

AND ONE OF THEM IN

PARTICULAR GOT HER

ATTENTION.

WE DIDN'T TALK, THOUGH,

BUT WE COMMUNICATED.

AND IT WAS AS IF SHE WAS

ASKING ME, ARE YOU COMING?

AND I DIDN'T KNOW WHAT TO

SAY.

THE ANXIETY STARTED

INCREASING THERE A LITTLE

BIT MORE.

I STARTED DOING A SPIN.

I STARTED YELLING, YELLING

HER NAME OUT.

Reporter: SCOTT FINALLY

SAW HIS WIFE.

SHE WAS YOU 200 YARDS AWAY.

HE SWAM TOWARDS HER.

I KEPT POPPING BACK UP TO

THE SURFACE TO ADJUST MY

BEARINGS, TO MAKE SURE I WAS

SWIMMING IN THAT DIRECTION.

Reporter: BY THE TIME

SCOTT REACHED DARNISHA, SHE

WAS SINKING TO THE BOTTOM OF

THE LAKE.

EVERYTHING WENT BLACK.

AND I STARTED REACTING LIKE,

WHAT JUST HAPPENED.

I'M HOME.

WHY ARE THEY BOTHERING ME?

AND THAT WAS THE MOMENT THAT

I REMEMBERED WHAT HAPPENED

WITH THE ACCIDENT, AND THAT

I HAD DROWNED.

BEFORE THAT, IN THIS

PEACEFUL PLACE, I DIDN'T

REMEMBER ANY OF THAT.

I REMEMBERED HAVING TO TALK

TO MYSELF AND SAYING, OKAY,

I HAVE A DECISION TO MAKE.

AND I REMEMBER ACTUALLY

HAVING TO SPECIFICALLY MAKE

THE DECISION: DO I STAY OR

DO I COME BACK?

I HEARD CLEARLY, YOU NEED TO

RELAX AND LET HIM BRING YOU

BACK.

AND I SAID OKAY.

AND I INHALED, ALLOWED THE

PROCESS.

AN ABSOLUTE MIRACLE THAT

I EVEN FOUND HER IN THAT

LAKE.

SO I HAD HER -- MY ARM

AROUND HER, AROUND HER BACK,

AND JUST POUNDING AS HARD AS

I COULD ON HER CHEST AND

BREATHED INTO HER MOUTH.

AND THAT FIRST BREATH

JUST -- THE FIRST AIR COMING

BACK OUT OF HER LUNGS WASN'T

HER BREATHING YET.

IT WAS JUST HORRIFYING

BECAUSE ALL I COULD HEAR WAS

THE WATER GURGLING IN HER

LUNGS.

Reporter: SCOTT SPOTTED

A BOAT AND HE SCREAMED FOR

HELP.

AS SOON AS THE BOAT CUT

ITS ENGINES, THE FIRST THING

I HEARD WAS PRAYERS OF ALL

THREE PEOPLE ON THE BOAT,

PRAYING AND CRYING OUT TO

JESUS FOR HELP.

AS SOON AS WE GOT HER UP,

SHE COUGHED UP ALL OF THE

WATER OUT OF HER LUNGS AND

STARTED BREATHING.

Reporter: SCOTT AND

DARNISHA WERE TAKEN TO

SHORE.

HE DROVE HER TO THE NEAREST

HOSPITAL, 45 MINUTES AWAY.

AFTER M.R.I. TESTS AND

X-RAYS, DARNISHA WAS TREATED

AND RELEASED THE SAME DAY.

THE REPORT THAT THE

DOCTOR GAVE BACK WAS IT

LOOKS REALLY GREAT.

IT DOESN'T EVEN HARDLY LOOK

LIKE SHE HAD THIS TYPE OF AN

ACCIDENT.

THERE WERE SO MANY PEOPLE

GOD HAD BEHIND THE SCENES,

THAT WERE WORKING FOR OUR

BENEFIT AND FOR OUR GOOD.

HE DOES NOT EXPECT THAT

OUR WILLPOWER WILL GET US

THROUGH DIFFICULT

CIRCUMSTANCES.

THAT HE UNDERSTANDS THAT

THERE IS A PROCESS, THAT

THERE ARE EMOTIONAL THINGS

THAT WE'LL HAVE TO WALK

THROUGH, THAT THERE ARE

CIRCUMSTANCES THAT WE DIDN'T

FORESEE.

HE IS STILL MORE THAN

CAPABLE OF GIVING US GRACE

TO BE ABLE TO GET ON TO THE

OTHER SIDE.

IT IS ABOUT WHATEVER IS

DEALT TO YOU, THAT YOU ARE

ABLE TO WALK THROUGH IT WITH

THE LOVE AND THE GRACE OF

GOD.

AND HE WILL GIVE YOU WHAT

YOU NEED IN ORDER TO MAKE

IT.

Kristi: THERE ARE SOME

STORIES AND SOM SOME

TESTIMONIES THAT JUST LEAVE

YOU SPEECHLESS, AND THAT IS

ONE OF THEM.

ALL I CAN SAY IS GOD IS SO

GOOD.

HIS MIRACLE-WORKING POWER

IS JUST SO GOOD.

HELP ME OUT, GORDON.

THAT IS AMAZING.

Gordon: YOU LOOK AT

THAT, AND SO MANY BIBLICAL

VERSES ARE FULFILLED IN IT.

"TO BE ABSENT IN THE BODY IS

TO BE PRESENT WITH THE

LORD."

SO WE DON'T HAVE TO FEAR

DEATH.

BUT, AT THE SAME TIME, WHEN

YOU CALL TO HIM, HE WILL

ANSWER YOU.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS

BELIEVE.

AND HERE SHE IS, LITERALLY

UNCONSCIOUS, BUT SHE

BELIEVES, JUST RELAX AND LET

HIM TAKE YOU BACK.

SO SHE BELIEVES.

AND EVEN THOUGH SHE WAS

DROWNED, THERE IS NO BRAIN

PROBLEM.

SHE WAS RELEASED THE SAME

DAY.

THE DOCTORS ARE AMAZED AT

HOW THIS ACCIDENT EVEN

HAPPENED.

THAT'S ALL IT TAKES FOR US,

IS TO JUST BELIEVE.

DON'T THINK YOU HAVE TO BE

GOOD ENOUGH.

YOU HAVE TO FAST LONG

ENOUGH.

YOU HAVE TO MEMORIZE THE

BIBLE ENOUGH.

JUST LOOK TO JESUS.

HE IS THE AUTHOR, HE IS THE

FINISHER OF YOUR FAITH.

HE IS THE MIRACLE WORKER.

JUST RELY ON HIM AND WHAT HE

HAS ALREADY DONE.

THIS IS WHAT GOD WANTS YOU

TO DO.

WHAT DOES GOD WANT US TO

DO?

THAT'S A QUESTION THAT THEY

GAVE TO JESUS WHEN HE WAS ON

THE EARTH.

WHAT DOES GOD WANT YOU TO

DO?

BELIEVE IN THE ONE HE SENT.

WE'RE GOING TO PRAY.

HERE IS SOMEONE WHO SAYS, "I

WANT FINANCIAL WISDOM ABOUT

OUR BUSINESS."

"I FEEL LOST AND CONFUSED."

AND THEN A JOB FOR A

SON-IN-LAW WHO LOST HIS

AFTER 20 YEARS WITH THE

COMPANY.

Kristi: HERE IS ANOTHER

ONE, HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE,

AND HIGH CHOLESTEROL.

JOBS SO I CAN KEEP MY HOME

AND FAMILY.

TO BE DELIVERED FROM

ALCOHOL AND WITCHCRAFT, AND

A WIDOWER WHO LOST HIS WIFE

OF 47 YEARS.

GOD BLESS YOU.

Gordon: LORD, WE ASK

FOR YOUR DELIVERANCE.

FOR THE ONE CRYING OUT FROM

ALCOHOL AND DRUGS, BE

RESTORED.

COME BAC BACK TO YOUR SANE

MINE NOW.

FOR THE ONE ASKING FOR

HEALING FROM BACK SURGERIES,

WE JUST SAY OVER THEM BE

HEALED.

WE BELIEVE IN THE ONE THAT

WAS SENT.

WE ASK FOR HEALING.

WE ASK FOR DELIVERANCE.

WE ASK FOR RESTORATION OF

JOBS, RESTORATION OF

DIGNITY, RESTORATION OF

PURPOSE.

SEND ANSWERS TO YOUR

PEOPLE.

THE PEOPLE WHO ARE LOST,

CONFUSED, WONDERING WHAT TO

DO, HOW TO EARN MONEY, WE

SPEAK CREATIVE IDEAS INTO

THEIR SPIRIT, INTO THEIR

MINDS, INTO THEIR HEARTS,

THAT THEY WOULD KNOW THAT

YOU'RE THE LIVING GOD.

AND YOU PROVIDE FOR YOUR

CHILDREN.

YOU'LL PROVIDE FOR THEM,

THEIR DAILY BREAD.

SO BE WITH THEM, LORD GOD.

KRISTI, GOD HAS GIVEN YOU

SOMETHING?

Kristi: UH-HUH.

THE WORD "BELIEF," THERE ARE

SO MANY OF YOU WHO STRUGGLE

WITH THAT WORD.

I BELIEVE THAT GOD IS GOOD,

BUT IS HE GOOD FOR ME?

WILL HE DO IT FOR ME?

HE WILL.

THERE ARE SO MANY OF YOU OUT

THERE WHO ARE BEGGING, LORD,

JUST CALL OUT MY NAME.

HE ALREADY KNOWS YOUR NAME.

HE KNOWS YOUR NAME.

JUST TRUST THAT HE IS GOING

TO DO WHAT HE PROMISED.

HE WHO PROMISED THE

FAITHFUL.

JUST BELIEVE.

Gordon: NOW, LORD, WE

JUST ASK AGAIN FOR AMERICA.

WE ASK THAT YOU WOULD TURN

OUR HEARTS, THAT THE FATHERS

WOULD BE TURNED TO THE

CHILDREN, THE CHILDREN TO

THE FATHERS, THAT MARRIAGES

WOULD BE RESTORED, THAT

RIGHTEOUSNESS WOULD BE KNOWN

IN OUR LAND.

THAT RIGHTEOUSNESS SCAWLTS

EXALTS A NATION.

TURN US, LORD, GOD, AND MELT

OUR HEARTS WITHIN US, THAT

WE MAY COME AND WORSHIP

YOU.

FOR YOU DESIRE WORSHIPPERS

IN SPIRIT AND IN TRUTH.

DO IT, LORD, FOR WE ASK IT

IN JESUS' NAME.

Kristi: THANK YOU,

LORD.

Gordon: AMEN.

IF YOU NEED PRAYER, WE'RE

HERE FOR YOU.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS CALL

US, 1-800-759-0700.

WE LEAVE YOU WITH THESE

WORDS FROM ROMANS: "DO NOT

BE OVERCOME BY EVIL, BUT

OVERCOME EVIL WITH GOOD."

FOR KRISTI, FOR LEE, FOR ALL

OF US HERE, GOD BLESS YOU.

WE'LL SEE YOU AGAIN.

Kristi: GOOD SHOW.

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