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700 Club Interactive: Finding Joy Again - October 24, 2012

700 Club Interactive hosts Gordon Robertson and Terry Meeuwsen minster to views on how to find lost joy. Read Transcript


COMING UP A TRAGIC CAR

ACCIDENT TURNS ONE MAN'S WORLD

UPSIDE DOWN.

I DON'T THINK I'VE EVER

CRIED FOR THAT LONG AND THAT

HARD.

OVERWHELMING PAIN OF A LOSS.

UNTIL HE FOUND PEACE IN THE

ONE PERSON HE REJECTED.

HE IS SO FAITHFUL TO COMFORT

THOSE WHO MOURN.

TODAY ON "THE 700 CLUB"

INTERACTIVE.

WE USE TECHNOLOGY TO PRAY FOR

EACH OTHER.

AND EXPLORE TOPICS THAT MATTER

TO YOU.

WATCH WHAT GOD IS DOING IN THE

WORLD TODAY.

WELCOME TO THE PROGRAM.

THERE ARE PIVOTAL MOMENTS IN

LIFE.

ONCE A HAPPY GO LUCKY KID,

IAN BECAME LOST AND ISOLATED

UNTIL THE DAY HE BEGAN TO

LISTEN TO THE VOICE THAT PUT A

SMILE BACK ON HIS FACE.

I WAS WHIMSICAL.

I REMEMBER SEEING EVERYTHING

COMPLETELY DIFFICULT REFNLT YOU

JUST LIVE LIFE WITHOUT THE

CARES OF THE WORLD AND WITHOUT

WORRY.

YOU GET TO JUST HAVE FUN.

I FEEL LIKE I FELT THAT AS A

CHILD.

THAT CHILD-LIKE FAITH TO

BELIEVE IN THINGS THAT ALMOST

DON'T MAKE SENSE TO BELIEVE IN

SOMETIME.

WHEN I WAS 12 IT WAS A PIVOTAL

TIME IN EVERYBODY'S LIFE.

A MARRIED COUPLE, THEY WERE MY

FRIENDS.

TREATED ME LIKE I MATTERED AND

I COUNTED.

I REMEMBER I CAME HOME FROM

SCHOOL AND MY MOM WAS ON THE

PHONE WEEPING.

TELLING ME THE FRIENDS -- SHE

DIED IN A CAR ACCIDENT WITH A

BABY.

I DON'T THINK I'VE EVER CRIED

FOR THAT LONG AND THAT HARD.

JUST HOURS AND HOURS OF JUST

LIKE CRYING OUT WHY, WHY WOULD

SOMETHING LIKE THIS HAPPEN?

NOT REALLY HAVING ANY ANSWERS

OR ANY REAL RESOLUTION.

JUST AN OVERWHELMING PAIN OF A

LOSS.

LIFE KIND OF SHIFTS THEN FROM

THE CHILDHOOD WHIMSY AND THAT

CHILDHOOD FAITH EVEN

EXPERIENCING A PAIN THAT DEEP

AND LIKE REALLY NOT BEING ABLE

TO PROCESS IT BUT EXPERIENCING

IT.

THE ONLY EMOTION I COULD REALLY

CONNECT TO IS ANGER.

IT FELT SAFE.

IT COULD COME ON AND YOU COULD

EXPRESS IT.

LASH OUT.

ANYTHING THAT I FEEL VULNERABLE

LOSING SOMEBODY FEELS SO

POWERLESS -- I STARTED GETTING

IN BANDS.

ADDICTED TO CIGARETTES.

DOING DRUGS.

DRINKING.

FINDING ANYTHING LIKE THAT

ANGER TO DETRACT FROM PAIN AND

THE POSSIBILITY OF FEELING PAIN.

BEING ABLE TO FEEL SOMETHING

AND IN PURSUIT OF SOMETHING.

IN PURSUIT OF A REAL ENCOUNTER,

A REAL EXPERIENCE THAT WASN'T

GOING TO KILL ME OR WASN'T

GOING TO HURT ME.

A SELF-PROTECTION.

I'M NOT GOING TO LET PEOPLE GET

CLOSE ENOUGH TO ME FOR ME TO BE

ABLE TO FEEL THAT.

NOT GOING TO OPEN UP MY HEART

OR MY GUARD TO BE ABLE TO EVEN

COME TO THE POINT WHERE I BE

ATTACHED TO ANYTHING ENOUGH TO

CRY ABOUT IT OR ATTACHED TO

ANYTHING ENOUGH TO ACTUALLY

FEEL LOVE.

THERE WAS JUST A STRUGGLE.

THE LIFE THAT I'M IN AND THE

LIFE I COULD HAVE.

ME AND A BUNCH OF FRIENDS THAT

WERE IN JUST AS MUCH CRAP

DECIDED WE KNOW GOD IS REAL.

LET'S JUST GET TOGETHER AND

WORSHIP HIM, EVEN THOUGH WE'RE

STILL DOING EVERYTHING THAT

WE'RE DOING.

WE'RE STILL DOING DRUGS, WE'RE

STILL SLEEPING AROUND.

WE'RE STILL IN ALL THIS.

WE CAN'T DENY THAT HE IS REAL.

IN THAT PLACE BEGINNING FOR THE

FIRST TIME TO HEAR HIS VOICE.

THE KINDNESS BEHIND HIS VOICE

AND WHAT HIS ACTUAL HEART FOR

ME WAS.

WENT ON FOUR AND FIVE HOUR LONG

WALKS THROUGHOUT MY

NEIGHBORHOOD FEELING HIS

PRESENCE SO I WALKED AND TOLD

HIM EVERYTHING AND HE JUST

BEGAN TO REVEAL HIMSELF TO ME.

JUST LIKE THAT INTENSIFIED ONE

AFTER ANOTHER.

ALL THE ADDICTIONS STARTED

FALLING OFF.

THEY DIDN'T MAKE SENSE ANYMORE.

HE STARTED SHOWING ME HIS VALUE

FOR ME.

HE TOLD ME TO LEAVE MY COMFORT

ZONE AND LEAVE THE GROUP OF

FRIENDS I WAS IN.

MY FRIENDS THAT BELIEVED IN GOD

BUT STILL LIVING THE LIFE THEY

WERE LIVING.

TO HAVE A REAL DIFFICULT TIME

PROCESSING HEAVY EMOTIONS.

FOR ME IT HAD TO HAPPEN TO

MUSIC.

I HAD TO WRITE A SONG THAT I

WOULD PROBABLY NEVER SHARE WITH

ANYBODY ABOUT WHAT I WAS

FEELING.

WHAT WAS THE DEEP, DEEP

INDISCERNIBLE THOUGHTS GOING ON

IN MY SOUL.

♪♪

RATHER THAN MY MUSIC BEING

ANGRY IT CAN BE EMBRACING THE

REALM OF EMOTIONS AND BEING

ABLE TO PROCESS THINGS LIKE

LOVE.

BEING ABLE TO PROCESS THINGS

EVEN LIKE LOSS.

BEING ABLE TO ACTUALLY LET GO

OF IT RATHER THAN HOLDING ONTO

IT FOREVER.

♪ LOVE DOESN'T GROW ON TREES ♪

NO MATTER THE WEIGHT OF THE

SITUATION AND THE PAIN YOU'RE

FEELING AND THE HURT YOU'RE

GOING THROUGH, JUST FEEL IT ALL.

GET IT ALL OUT.

BECAUSE HE IS SO FAITHFUL TO

COMFORT THOSE WHO MOURN.

DEATH SEEMS TO BE PART OF

LIFE.

SEEMS TO BE A PART OF EVEN

GROWING UP THAT WE'VE ALL HAD A

TOUCH AT SOME POINT IN TIME OUR

LIVES.

AND IN THAT PROCESS, ARE YOU

LOOKING AT WHERE YOU'RE GOING

AND WHERE YOU'RE GOING TO BE?

AND ARE YOU READY FOR THAT?

I'LL NEVER FORGET RIDING IN A

JEEP IN A RE MOET ISLAND OF THE

PHILIPPINES AND THE DRIVER WAS

TRYING TO SAVE ELECTRICITY.

WE WERE DRIVING AT NIGHT AND

THERE WAS A BUMPER STICKER

WHERE I WAS SITTING IN FRONT OF

ME SAID PREPARE TO MEET YOUR

MAKER.

AND SO ARE YOU READY?

AND THAT CERTAINLY INCREASED MY

PRAYER LIFE AS I'M GOING

THROUGH THE SUGAR CANE FIELDS

IN AN ISLAND ON THE PHILIPPINES.

IT MAY SEEM HUMOROUS NOW BUT

WHEN I WAS DOING THAT IT WASN'T

HUMOROUS AND I HAD TO COME TO

GRIPS WITH AM I READY?

IS THIS SOMETHING I'M READY TO

DO?

ASK YOURSELF, ARE YOU READY?

IF YOU WERE TO DIE TODAY, WOULD

YOU KNOW WHERE YOU'RE GOING?

WOULD YOU HAVE THE ASSURANCE

THAT YOUR SINS ARE FORGIVEN?

DO YOU HAVE THE ASSURANCE THAT

NOW WITH JESUS THERE IS NO MORE

CONDEMNATION?

DO YOUR OWN THOUGHTS CONDEMN

YOU?

ARE YOU SITTING ON UNCONFESSED

SIN?

DO YOU EVEN WONDER IS JESUS

REAL?

DOES HE HAVE THE ANSWER?

CAN YOU SPEND ETERNITY WITH HIM?

CAN YOU HAVE THE PROMISE OF

ETERNAL LIFE AND DO YOU HAVE IT

NOW?

IF ANY OF THOSE QUESTIONS DON'T

LINE UP IN YOUR OWN SPIRIT, NOW

IS THE TIME TO GET RIGHT.

BECAUSE THE BIBLE SAYS WE'RE

NOT PROMISED TOMORROW.

WE'RE NOT PROMISED IT AT ALL.

BUT WE ARE PROMISED TODAY AND

WE ARE PROMISED SALVATION IF WE

JUST ASK FOR IT.

SO IF YOU'RE WONDERING, IF

YOU'VE GOT ANY QUESTIONS, NOW

IS THE TIME TO GET RIGHT WITH

GOD.

NOW IS THE TIME TO FIND PEACE

WITH HIM.

TO UNDERSTAND THAT HE LOVES YOU

AND HE IS READY, WILLING AND

ABLE TO FORGIVE YOU, TO CLEANSE

YOU FROM ALL UNRIGHTEOUSNESS

AND JESUS IS ABLE TO PRESENT

YOU IN HIS PRESENCE SPOTLESS

WITH EXCEEDING JOY IF YOU JUST

RECEIVE HIM.

IF THIS IS BRAND-NEW TO YOU,

THIS VERY SIMPLE PRAYER, JESUS,

IF YOU'RE THERE, IF THIS IS

REAL, IF I REALLY CAN BE

FORGIVEN, WOULD YOU SHOW ME?

WOULD YOU COME TO ME?

WOULD YOU BE WITH ME?

THE BIBLE SAYS WHEN YOU SEEK

HIM WITH ALL OF YOUR HEART,

THEN YOU'LL FIND HIM.

AND IF YOU'VE ALREADY PRAYED

THAT PRAYER, YOU'VE ALREADY HAD

SALVATION, YOU ALREADY KNOW THE

JOY OF IT, BUT FOR WHATEVER

REASON THERE IS UNCONFESSED SIN

IN YOUR LIFE, NOW IS THE DAY TO

GET RIGHT WITH GOD.

DON'T THINK GOD IS MAD AT YOU.

IF WE CONFESS OUR SINS, HE WILL

BE FAITHFUL AND JUST TO FORGIVE

US AND CLEANSE US FROM ALL

UNRIGHTEOUSNESS.

GET RIGHT WITH GOD.

TURN TO THE SOURCE THAT CAN

CLEANSE YOU AND MAKE YOU NEW

AGAIN, THAT CAN GIVE YOU BACK

THAT JOY AND THAT PEACE THAT

YOU LONG FOR.

IF YOU NEED HELP WITH THIS, IF

YOU WANT SOMEONE TO PRAY WITH

YOU, IF THERE ARE THINGS THAT

ARE BURDENING YOUR HEART, I

BELIEVE IN CONFESSION.

CONFESSION IS THE WAY TO FIND

CLEANSING.

IF YOU JUST WANT TO TALK TO US

WE'RE HERE FOR YOU.

888-777-1999.

DON'T LET ANOTHER DAY GO BY.

FIND PEACE WITH GOD AND DO IT

TODAY.

CALL US NOW.

888-777-1999.

TERRY.

UP NEXT A MAN WHO BRINGS JOY

IN AN UNLIKELY PLACE.

GOD'S VOICE SPOKE TO ME 9

1/2 YEARS AGO TO SING TO HIS

PEOPLE AS THEY TRANSITION.

FIND OUT HOW HIS MUSIC IS

BRINGING COMFORT TO OTHERS AT

THE MOST IMPORTANT TIME OF

THEIR LIVES.

I STARTED FEELING PAIN

BETWEEN MY SPINE AND MY

SHOULDER BLADE.

ALL I HAD WAS PAIN AND NO

RELIEF.

THERE WAS A SIZEABLE MASS

CONSISTENT WITH A MALIGNANT

CANCER IN THE UPPER RIGHT LUNG.

THAT'S COMPLEX AND TOUGH STUFF.

I WAS WALKING AND TALKING BUT

DIDN'T KNOW HOW SICK I WAS.

I REMEMBER SEEING THE AD FOR

CANCER TREATMENT CENTERS OF

AMERICA AND I THOUGHT THIS IS

THE PLACE HE NEEDS TO BE.

TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT

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PLANS.

THE GAME PLAN WAS THERAPY

AND RADIATION THROUGHOUT THE

WHOLE PERIOD.

AN AGGRESSIVE PLAN OF ATTACK.

I LIKED THAT.

WE GAVE HIM CHEMOTHERAPY AND

RADIATION.

HE TOLERATED TREATMENT

EXCEPTIONALLY WELL.

CANCER TREATMENT CENTERS OF

AMERICA IS DIFFERENT.

YOU FEEL IT THE MOMENT YOU CALL

OR WALK INTO ONE OF OUR

HOSPITALS.

IT IS STATE-OF-THE-ART

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PATIENT-CENTERED CARE YOU'LL

FIND ANYWHERE.

MY STRENGTH CAME BACK AND I

BEGAN TO BECOME MYSELF AGAIN.

GEORGE DOES HAVE HIS LIFE

BACK NOW.

HE HAS A LIFE THAT I NEVER

THOUGHT HE WAS GOING TO HAVE.

WITH TEAMWORK, THE TREATMENT

PLANS, THE FACILITIES.

THE COMBINATION OF ALL THE

ASPECTS OF THE TREATMENT, I'M

SO HAPPY THAT I WENT TO CTCA.

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CARE THAT NEVER QUITS.

THE MAN IN OUR NEXT STORY IS

BRINGING JOY TO OTHERS WHEN

THEY NEED IT MOST.

KEVIN DUNN IS THE FATHER OF

FIVE WHO HAD LOST HIS JOB AND

THEN DISCOVERED HE HAD AN

UNLIKELY CALLING IN HOSPICE.

♪ THEN SINGS MY SOUL, MY SAVIOR

GOD TO THEE ♪

MY NAME IS KEVIN DUNN.

GOD'S VOICE SPOKE TO ME SOME 9

1/2 YEARS AGO TO SING TO HIS

PEOPLE AS THEY TRANSITION.

♪♪

I KNEW I WANTED TO VOLUNTEER

MY GIFT THROUGH SONG AND ONE

MORNING I WAS TAKING THE KIDS

TO SCHOOL.

AS I WAS ON MY WAY BACK HOME, I

WAS AT A TRAFFIC LIGHT.

GOD SPOKE TO ME AND GOD SAID

HOSPICE.

BUT IMMEDIATELY I KNEW I DID

NOT WANT TO DO THIS.

BECAUSE I'M A COMPASSIONATE

PERSON.

THE ONLY THING I THOUGHT WHEN

IT CAME TO HOSPICE WAS PEOPLE

ACTUALLY CAME HERE TO DIE.

AND THAT WAS IT.

THAT WAS -- THERE WAS NO LEFT,

NO RIGHT, NO MIDDLE.

YOU CAME HERE TO DIE.

KNOWING THAT THE CLARITY OF THE

VOICE I HEARD I KNEW I HAD TO

BE EXPEDIENT ABOUT LOOKING INTO

THIS.

I MADE THE CALL THE NEXT DAY.

WHEN I FIRST CAME TO HOSPICE,

THE LAST TWO PODS NOBODY WORKED

IN THE PODS.

I ACTUALLY WENT DOWN THERE TO

SING AND I THINK I FOUND OUT ON

MY FIFTH WEEK THOSE ROOMS WERE

EMPTY.

I TOOK THAT AS GOD GIVING HIS

ATMOSPHERE THROUGH SONG SO WHEN

PEOPLE DID COME IN THEY WOULD

FEEL HIS PRESENCE.

SOMETIMES PEOPLE OPEN THE DOORS.

SOMETIMES THEY DON'T.

A LOT OF TIMES PEOPLE WILL COME

TO ME AND SAY THEY NEVER SAW ME

BUT THEY KNEW I WAS OUT THERE

SINGING.

I'M A FIRM BELIEVER THAT GOD'S

SPIRIT CAN DWELL IN THE

ATMOSPHERE.

GOD HAS GIVEN ME STRENGTH TO

JUST UNDERSTAND THERE IS A

POINT IN TIME TO LIVE AND THERE

IS A POINT IN TIME TO DIE.

I'M COMING IN HERE TO BLESS

THEM AND THEY END UP BLESSING

ME.

TELLING ME TO HOLD ON EVEN

THOUGH THEY'RE IN PAIN AND THEY

ARE SUFFERING.

STILL TELLING ME THAT GOD IS

REAL.

MY MOM PASSED ABOUT TWO YEARS

AGO.

I HAD A CHANCE TO ACTUALLY SING

TO MOM AT HER BEDSIDE DURING

HER TRANSITION AND HAD A PEACE

ABOUT IT.

I KNEW SHE HEARD ME.

THE HOSPICE PREPARED ME TO JUST

BE WHAT I NEEDED TO BE FOR MY

MOM DURING THAT TIME.

SOME PEOPLE COME IN AND -- WHO

HAVE NOT KNOWN GOD AND THEY'VE

SHARED WITH ME THAT WITH THIS

MINISTRY THEY UNDERSTOOD THAT

GOD WAS REAL AND THEY WANTED TO

ACCEPT CHRIST.

IT INCREASED MY FAITH TO KNOW

THAT GOD IS STILL REAL AND IF

YOU HONOR HIM AND YOU HONOR HIS

WORD, HE IS FAITHFUL TO HONOR

YOU AS WELL.

♪ HOW GREAT THOU ART ♪

BEAUTIFUL.

WHEN WE COME BACK, WE HAVE A

STORY FOR YOU ABOUT AN

ABANDONED BABY ON THE DOORSTEP.

AND THE REASON TO SMILE.

YOU'LL SEE WHY RIGHT AFTER THIS.

IT WAS THE BEGINNING OF ROAD

OF REDEMPTION FOR ME.

THERE IS FORGIVENESS, A NEW

LIFE.

EVERYTHING IN TRUSTING GOD.

JUST TAKE THAT ONE STEP.

THAT'S ALL IT TAKES.

I FELT LIKE A NEW PERSON.

I AM A NEW CREATION.

I FELT LIKE I HAD HAD A WEIGHT

LIFTED OFF MY SHOULDERS.

WATCH "THE 700 CLUB" NEXT.

IF YOU'RE THE MOTHER OF A

CHILD WITH BEHAVIOR PROBLEMS I

WANT TO TALK TO YOU.

I'M JANET AND I'M A BEHAVIORAL

THERAPIST AND MOM.

I KNOW WHAT IT'S LIKE WHETHER

THE CHILD THAT YOU LOVE BECOMES

A DEFIANT, OUT OF CONTROL CHILD

WHO DISRESPECTS YOU.

THAT'S WHY MY HUSBAND JAMES AND

I CREATED THE TOTAL

TRANSFORMATION.

THE PROGRAM THAT TENS OF

THOUSANDS OF MOMS ARE NOW USING

TO TURN AROUND THEIR CHILD'S

BEHAVIOR.

IF YOU'VE HEARD ABOUT THE TOTAL

TRANSFORMATION AND WONDERED IF

IT WILL WORK FOR YOU, NOW YOU

CAN TRY IT FOR FREE.

I'M WILLING TO GIVE AWAY 1,000

PROGRAMS TODAY FOR FREE.

ALL YOU NEED TO DO IS GET THE

PROGRAM AND LET US KNOW HOW IT

WORKS FOR YOU.

WE'LL LET YOU KEEP IT FOR FREE.

I KNOW THE TOTAL TRANSFORMATION

WORKS BECAUSE I USE THESE

TECHNIQUES WITH MY OWN SON AND

WITH TROUBLED KIDS FOR OVER 30

YEARS.

LET ME PROVE TO YOU THAT IT

WORKS BY GIVING YOU THE PROGRAM

FREE.

CALL NUMBER ON YOUR SCREEN

NOW TO GET THE TOTAL

TRANSFORMATION FREE.

COMING UP DISCOVER WHAT YOUR

HUSBAND ISN'T TELLING YOU.

HONEY, THERE IS A WOMAN AT

WORK TEMPTING ME AND COMING ON

TO ME.

I WANT TO STAY FAITHFUL TO YOU.

A PASTOR SPILLED THE BEANS

ABOUT THE THINGS YOUR HUSBAND

DOESN'T WANT YOU TO KNOW ON THE

NEXT "THE 700 CLUB" INTERACTIVE.

IN THE WESTERN WORLD WHEN A

MOTHER HAS A BABY SHE DOESN'T

WANT, USUALLY IT ENDS IN

ABORTION.

IN CHINA, SOMETIMES IT ENDS

WITH THEM BEING ABANDONED AT

BIRTH AND THIS BABY WAS ONE OF

THOSE WHO WAS ABANDONED.

HER PARENTS LEFT HER ON SOMEONE

ELSE'S DOORSTEP BECAUSE SHE WAS

BORN WITH A BIRTH DEFECT.

MR. AND MRS. FENG RUN LIVING

HOPE CHRISTIAN ORPHANAGE WHERE

THEY ALWAYS WELCOME ABANDONED

CHILDREN WITH OPEN ARMS.

MRS. FENG REMEMBERS THE DAY

SOMEONE DROPPED A BOX OFF AT

HER FRONT DOOR.

INSIDE THE BOX SHE FOUND A BABY

GIRL WITH A CLEFT LIP AND

PALLETE.

THE BABY I FOUND AT MY DOOR WAS

IN NEED OF LOVE AND SURGERY.

SHE TOOK THE BABY IN AND

NAMED HER A NAME THAT MEANT

GOD'S GRACE WILL MAKE HER FEEL

SWEET.

SHE STILL LIKED TO SMIL EVEN

WITH HER CLEFT LIP.

WHENEVER SHE SAW STRANGERS SHE

WOULD COVER HER MOUTH WITH HER

HAND RIGHT AWAY LIKE SHE KNEW

THERE WAS SOMETHING WRONG WITH

HER.

THE WAY SHE LOOKED WASN'T THE

ONLY PROBLEM.

IT MADE IT HARD TO FEED HER SO

SHE STARTED LOSING WEIGHT.

MR. AND MRS. FENG KNEW THAT

SURGERY WAS HER ONLY HOPE BUT

THE COUPLE COULD BARELY PROVIDE

BASIC NECESSITIES FOR THE

CHILDREN ALREADY IN THEIR CARE.

SO MRS. FENG CONTACTED CBN

IN THE PAST YEARS CBN HAD

HELPED US WITH FREE CLEFT LIP

AND PALLET SURGERY FOR SOME OF

OUR OTHER ORPHANS.

THE SURGERIES MADE ALL THE

DIFFERENCE IN THE CHILDREN'S

LIVES.

WE QUICKLY SET UP SURGERY

FOR THEIR BABY GIRL.

THE NEWS MADE ME SO HAPPY

AND ALL THE VOLUNTEERS THAT

HELPED US AT THE ORPHANAGE

HUGGED EACH OTHER AND SMILED

AND JUMPED FOR JOY WHEN I TOLD

THEM THAT CBN SAID YES.

THE CLEFT LIP AND PALLET

SURGERY WAS A SUCCESS AND NOW

SHE LOVES TO PLAY WITH HER

FRIENDS AND SHE CAN'T STOP

SMILING.

WE ARE SO ENCOURAGED BY

CBN'S HELP.

NOW WE DON'T HAVE TO WORRY

ANYMORE.

I WANT TO THANK CBN FOR THE

TIMELY SURGERY YOU HAVE

PROVIDED FOR THIS GIRL.

YOUR HELP COMPLETELY

TRANSFORMED HER FACE AND GAVE

HER A CHANCE ON LIFE.

GIVING SOMEONE A CHANCE ON

LIFE.

THAT'S WHAT JESUS CAME TO DO.

HE CAME THAT WE MIGHT HAVE LIFE

AND HAVE IT MORE ABUNDANTLY.

AND HE HAS AUTHORIZED US TO BE

HIS AMBASSADORS TO DO THE SAME

THING.

IF YOU WANT TO BE PART OF IT,

BE PART OF EVERYTHING WE'RE

DOING, YOU CAN ACTUALLY DO THIS

JUST STRAIGHT FROM YOUR LIVING

ROOM BY JOINING THE "THE 700

CLUB".

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WE HAVE SOMETHING FOR YOU.

IT'S CALLED GOD'S PLAN FOR

AMERICA.

MY FATHER'S LATEST DVD TEACHING.

WHAT ARE THE PLANS FOR AMERICA

AND WHAT DOES GOD THINK ABOUT

WHEN HE THINKS ABOUT AMERICA?

DOES HE THINK ABOUT THE EARLY

SETTLERS WITH THE DAWN OF THE

ENGLISH SETTLEMENTS HERE WHERE

THEY STARTED WITH A PRAYER

MEETING ON A BEACH?

HE DOES REMEMBER THAT.

HE REMEMBERS THE COVENANT THAT

WAS MADE.

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WELL, WE'VE GOT SOME EMAILS.

AN EMAIL QUESTION.

I'LL ASK THE FIRST ONE.

I'M NEW TO THE INTERACTIVE

CHATROOM AND POSTED A PRAYER

REQUEST.

IT WASN'T LONG BEFORE ANOTHER

CHATTER WROTE A PRAYER FOR ME.

I PRAYED IT OUT LOUD AND FELT

GOD CLEANSE MY HEART.

I'M A TRUE WITNESS OF GOD'S

AMAZING POWER.

I HAD NEVER FELT WORTHY OF

GOD'S LOVE BEFORE NOW.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR SHOW

AND YOUR MANY VIEWERS.

I LIKE THAT ONE.

AND THE REASON I LIKE IT IS

THAT IT UNDERSCORES SOMETHING

THAT I THINK IS AN ABSOLUTE

PRINCIPLE IN PRAYER.

THAT PRAYER, WHEN IT'S OUT

LOUD, IT -- THERE IS A POWER TO

THAT.

THE POWER GETS RELEASED.

I'VE NOTICED IN MY OWN PRAYERS

WHEN I PRAY THEM OUT LOUD I'M

LISTENING AND I CAN KIND OF

TELL DO I REALLY BELIEVE WHAT I

JUST SAID?

AND IT GIVES YOU A CHECK AND

THEN YOU CAN COME BACK AT IT

AGAIN AND SAY NO, LET'S REALLY

MOVE IT.

PRAYER BECOMES REALLY

SPECIFIC WHEN YOU PRAY OUT

LOUD, TOO.

WHEN YOU ARE PRAYING QUIETLY IN

YOUR HEAD, THINGS WANDER.

WHEN YOU'RE SPEAKING IT -- AND

I THINK THERE IS POWER IN THE

SPOKEN WORD.

IT AFFIRMS WHO WE ARE.

THERE IS ALSO POWER IN

COMMUNITY PRAYER.

THE REASON THE LORD'S PRAYER

BEGINS WITH OUR, HE IS

INTENTIONAL THAT WE NEED TO

PRAY IN COMMUNITY AND REAFFIRM

ONE ANOTHER IN PRAYER.

SO SOMEONE WRITES A PRAYER IN A

CHATROOM, YOU REPEAT IT OUT

LOUD TO YOURSELF AND IT CAN

REALLY MOVE THINGS.

HERE IS ONE FOR YOU.

THIS IS FROM DOUG WHO WRITES.

I'M CONFUSED BY SCRIPTURES THAT

SPEAK OF JUDGMENT.

I HAVE TROUBLE RECONCILING THE

TALK OF THEIR BEING, QUOTE, NO

CONDEMNATION IN CHRIST.

HOWEVER WE'RE STILL TO FACE

JUDGMENT WHEN WE DIE.

CAN YOU BRING LIGHT TO THIS FOR

ME?

HEBREWS TALKED ABOUT IT'S

APPOINTED TO MAN ONCE TO DIE

AND THEN THE JUDGMENT.

PAUL SPOKE THAT WE ALL HAVE TO

STAND AND NOW THE ISSUE IS WHO

IS STANDING WITH YOU.

IF YOU'RE UP THERE ON YOUR OWN,

WELL THEN YOU PRETTY MUCH HAVE

TO DEFEND YOURSELF.

AND YOU PROBABLY ALREADY KNOW

THAT YOU ARE NOT DEFENSIBLE.

THAT YOU'RE GUILTY AS CHARGED.

WHAT HAPPENS IS THAT AT THE

JUDGMENT, YOU HAVE YOUR

ADVOCATE AND HIS NAME IS JESUS.

AND HE IS GOING TO TELL THE

JUDGE THAT I'VE COVERED THIS.

THIS TRANSGRESSION IS PAID FOR

AND IT IS PAID FOR IN MY BLOOD.

THAT'S WHY THE BIBLE SAYS HE IS

ABLE TO PRESENT YOU SPOTLESS IN

HIS PRESENCE WITH EXCEEDING JOY.

AND NOT JUST THE FORGIVENESS OF

SIN, BUT THE REMISSION WHERE

IT'S COMPLETELY TAKEN AWAY AND

YOU ARE JUSTIFIED.

I LOVE THE MESSIANIC TITLES

THAT JESUS IS A FRIEND OF

SINNERS.

THAT'S REALLY GOOD BECAUSE THAT

MEANS HE IS MY FRIEND.

THAT HE JUSTIFIES THE UNGODLY.

THAT'S REALLY GOOD BECAUSE HE

JUSTIFIES ME.

AND SO PUT YOUR HOPE THERE IN

HIM ON WHAT HE HAS ALREADY DONE

AND THEN YOU CAN GET THROUGH

ALL THE VERSES ON JUDGMENT TO

SAY JESUS HAS GOT THAT COVERED

FOR ME.

SHOULD CHRISTIANS GET INVOLVED

IN POLITICS?

WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT THAT

ONE?

I THINK THEY SHOULD.

I THINK THE ALTERNATIVE TO THAT

IS PEOPLE WHO DON'T SHARE GODLY

PRINCIPLES OR VALUES ARE GOING

TO BE IN POSITIONS OF AUTHORITY

AND OF DECISION MAKING, OF LAW

MAKING, LAW BREAKING, AND SO I

THINK THAT IT'S KEY FOR ALL OF

US.

I'M HEARING A PHRASE, THE

NEW MORALITY.

I THINK IT'S INCUMBENT ON EVERY

CITIZEN TO PARTICIPATE IN THE

POLITICAL PROCESS, SPECIFICALLY

BY VOTING.

I ALSO HOLD TO SOMETHING THAT

PERHAPS WE HAVE GOTTEN AWAY

FROM.

THERE ARE SPECIFIC CALLINGS FOR

PEOPLE.

SOME PEOPLE ARE CALLED INTO

LEADERSHIP, POLITICAL

LEADERSHIP AND POLITICAL POWER.

WE SEEM TO HAVE DISMISSED THAT

IN THESE DAYS.

BUT I THINK FOR SOME CHRISTIANS

THERE IS A CALLING TO WORK IN

GOVERNMENT, TO WORK IN PUBLIC

SERVICE, AND IF YOU HAVE THAT,

THEN YOU NEED TO LISTEN TO THAT

CALL.

CREATIVE IDEAS AND SOLUTIONS

TO THINGS COME FROM THE LORD.

I MEAN, I THINK OF JOSEPH IN

THE OLD TESTAMENT AND HOW GOD

NOT ONLY PUT HIM IN A POSITION

OF AUTHORITY IN THE LAND BUT

GAVE HIM THE CREATIVE IDEA OF

HOW TO BUILD STOREHOUSES AND

HOW TO SAVE AND THEN MEET OUT

WHAT PEOPLE NEEDED THROUGH A

GREAT FAMINE BUT NOT ONLY SAVE

HIS FAMILY BUT THE ENTIRE

COUNTRY HE WAS LIVING IN.

WHEN WE UNDERSTAND THERE ARE

IDEAS OF CREATIVITY COME FROM

GOD WHY WOULDN'T YOU WANT

SOMEBODY LIKE THAT IN A

POSITION OF DECISION MAKING?

WE COULD USE SOME JOSEPHS, A

DANIEL, A DAVID, A SOLOMON,

EVEN A CYRUS.

THE BIBLE IS VERY SPECIFIC,

THEY WERE CALLED BY GOD TO THAT

PARTICULAR POSITION THAT HE

WANTED THEM TO BE IN A POSITION

OF RULING, OF LEADERSHIP, OF

STEWARDSHIP AND THEY ALL TOOK

THAT VERY SERIOUSLY.

AND I THINK ALSO IT'S SUCH A

GREAT OPPORTUNITY.

YOU KNOW, WE BOTH TRAVEL AND DO

WORK IN OTHER COUNTRIES AND

SOMETIMES THE HEAD PERSON, AS

IN JOSEPH'S TIME, ISN'T THE

BELIEVER BUT SOMEONE UNDER HIM

SERVING AND BRINGING WISDOM TO

THE TABLE AND LIVING A LIFE OF

GODLY VALUES HAS TREMENDOUS

IMPACT ON PEOPLE WHO ARE IN

THOSE TOP LEADERSHIP POSITIONS.

THERE ARE ALL KINDS OF WAYS

THAT GOD USES US AS BELIEVERS

IN THE WHOLE GOVERNMENTAL

SYSTEM.

BUT I DO THINK IT'S REALLY

IMPORTANT FOR US.

I'LL ADD ONE OTHER WARNING,

I GUESS.

POLITICS IS NOT GOING TO GET

THE JOB DONE.

AND IF YOU PUT ALL OF YOUR

ENERGY INTO POLITICAL

SOLUTIONS, YOU ARE MISSING THE

MUCH BIGGER PICTURE.

UNTIL THE HEARTS OF THE PEOPLE

CHANGE, UNTIL THEY TURN TO GOD,

SO MUCH OF OUR DEMOCRACY IS

BUILT ON THE INDIVIDUAL TAKING

RESPONSIBILITY FOR THEIR OWN

ACTIONS AND LIVING UNDER THE

LAW OF LIBERTY, WHICH IS,

NUMBER ONE, YOU LOVE GOD AND

NUMBER TWO, YOU LOVE ONE

ANOTHER.

AND WE'VE GOTTEN SO FAR AWAY

FROM THAT AS A CULTURE WHERE

LITERALLY WE EXPLOIT ONE

ANOTHER.

THAT WE HAVE GREED HAS TAKEN

OVER, PRIDE HAS TAKEN OVER.

YOU KNOW, YOU START LISTING THE

SEVEN DEADLY SINS AND BOY,

AMERICANS ARE GUILTY OF A WHOLE

BUNCH OF THEM.

SO WE'VE GOT TO HAVE A RETURN

ON AN INDIVIDUAL COMMUNITY

BASIS TO UNDERSTAND WE'RE ONE

NATION UNDER GOD.

LET'S GO OVER TO OUR CHATROOM.

MARGUERITE HAS SOMETHING.

HOW CAN WE PRAY FOR OTHERS

TO FIND JOY IF THEY HAVE ALMOST

NO SELF-WORTH?

IF THEY HAVE NO SELF-WORTH?

PRAY FOR THAT FIRST.

SO MUCH OF JOY IS UNDERSTANDING

WHO YOU ARE IN CHRIST.

JOY FROM A WORLDLY STANDPOINT

IS BASED ON PLEASURE.

AND PLEASURE IS SO FLEETING.

BUT WHEN YOU UNDERSTAND THAT

YOU REALLY ARE A CHILD OF GOD,

THAT HE REALLY DOES LOVE YOU,

THAT HE REALLY WANTS YOU WITH

HIM FOR ALL ETERNITY, THAT HE

DIED FOR YOU, THAT THE WORTH HE

AT TRIBUTES TO YOU IS THAT HE

IS WILLING TO SACRIFICE JESUS

FOR YOU.

WHEN YOU REALLY GET THAT, THEN

ALL THE SELF-CONDEMNATION GOES

AWAY.

ALL THE FEELING THAT YOU'RE

UNWORTHY GOES AWAY.

AND WITH THAT COMES JOY.

THAT'S WHAT GOD WANTS TO BRING.

RIGHTEOUSNESS, PEACE AND JOY IN

THE HOLY SPIRIT, WORK ON THAT

FIRST.

THAT'S ALL THE TIME WE HAVE.

WE LEAVE YOU THIS WORD FROM

LAMENTATIONS.

GREAT IS HIS FAITHFULNESS.

HIS MERCIES BEGIN AFRESH EACH

DAY.

THE LORD IS MY INHERITANCE,

THEREFORE I WILL HOPE IN HIM.

GOD BLESS YOU AND WE'LL SEE YOU

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