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The 700 Club - November 2, 2012

A former drug dealer, addict and felon overdoses and is pronounced dead. Randy Hicks shares his amazing experience of life beyond the grave. Plus, Alabama native Jeremy Peebles does the unthinkable and enrolls at LSU to play football. Find out ... Read Transcript


ALL OF A SUDDEN MY BODY

COLLAPSED TO THE GROUND.

Lee: FROM HEAVEN...

THERE IS MORE LOVE THAN

YOU CAN IMAGINE.

Lee: TO HELL.

I SAW DEATH AND I SAW

HELL.

Lee: AND BACK.

I WAS BEGGING, I WAS

CRYING, DON'T LET ME GO TO

HELL, PLEASE.

Lee: WE CONTINUE "LIFE

BEYOND THE GRAVE," ON

TODAY'S "700 CLUB."

THAT'S WHEN GOD SENT ME

BACK.

*

[APPLAUSE]

Pat: WELL, WELCOME TO

THIS EDITION OF "THE 700

CLUB."

THE UNEMPLOYMENT NUMBERS

WERE RELEASED TODAY, 7.9%

UNEMPLOYED, AND IT LOOKS

LIKE OBAMA WILL BE THE FIRST

PRESIDENT SINCE FRANKLIN

ROOSEVELT TO FACE THE

ELECTORATE WITH UNEMPLOYMENT

AT THIS RATE.

IT IS NOT GOOD.

WE'LL TELL YOU MORE ABOUT

THAT A LITTLE BIT LATER.

WE'LL TAKE A LOOK AT SANDY'S

AFTERMATH.

PEOPLE IN STATEN ISLAND, I

LIVED ON STATEN ISLAND.

Terry: I REMEMBER

THAT.

Pat: I HAD A LOVELY

PLACE ON STATEN ISLAND, TOTE

HILL ROAD, AND TOTE HILL

MEANS DEATH.

IT WAS DOWN THE STREET FROM

A GRAVEYARD.

ANYWAY, WE OVERLOOKED THE

HARBOR.

IT IS A BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE.

THEY'RE SEARCHING FOR FOOD.

PEOPLE DON'T HAVE POWER,

ELECTRICITY.

IT'S FREEZING COLD.

WE'RE PRAYING ABOUT THAT.

Terry: AND WE WERE ALSO

TALKING ABOUT THE

STATISTICS, THE UNEMPLOYMENT

RATE, LOTS OF BUSINESSES

TODAY ARE SAYING ONE BIG

REASON THEY WON'T HIRE MORE

WORKERS COMES FROM

WASHINGTON, BECAUSE OF

GOVERNMENT RED TAPE AND

REGULATIONS.

JENNIFER WISHON BRINGS US UP

TO DATE ON THAT STORY.

Reporter: FRANK AND

NANCY BARNETT RUN THEIR

BUSINESS OUT OF THEIR

BASEMENT IN ROYAL VIRGINIA.

INDUSTRIAL MAINTENANCE

DISTRIBUTES PRODUCTS TO

REPAIR AND PROTECT

PRACTICALLY ANYTHING, FROM

HOLES TO NAVY VESSELS TO

LEAKY PIPES.

LEAKY PIPES IN BOILERS,

THINGS OF THAT NATURE.

EVERYTHING IS UNCERTAIN.

NOBODY KNOWS WHAT IS GOING

TO HAPPEN TOMORROW.

WE WOULD LOVE TO BE IN A

SITUATION WHERE WE COULD

HIRE MORE FULL-TIME PEOPLE.

THE DIFFICULTY IS AT WHAT

COST.

Reporter: SMALL

BUSINESSES EMPLOY MORE THAN

HALF OF THE NATION'S PRIVATE

SECTOR WORKFORCE.

THEY ARE VITAL THAT THE

BUSINESS RECOVERY.

BUT THEY SAY THE FEDERAL

GOVERNMENT IS BUILDING

BARRIERS.

LIKE THE BARNETTS, 67% OF

SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS

BELIEVE THERE IS TOO MUCH

UNCERTAINTY TO GROW THEIR

BUSINESSES.

WHAT IS CAUSING THIS

HANDWRINGING?

TAXES, GOVERNMENT

REGULATION, AND RED TAPE.

EVEN WITH ONLY FIVE

EMPLOYEES, THE BARNETTS

SPEND FOUR TO SIX HOURS A

WEEK GOING THROUGH

REGULATIONS, OFTEN

CONSULTING WITH THEIR

ACCOUNTANT AND ATTORNEY TO

MAKE SURE THEY'RE IN

COMPLIANCE.

IT FORCES ALL OF US TO

LOOK AT STAYING AROUND NINE

OR 10 EMPLOYEES, SO WE DON'T

HAVE TO RUN INTO A FULL-TIME

COMPLIANCE OFFICER, WE'RE

NOT FACING THESE MASSIVE

FINES.

Reporter: DAN BOSH

REVIEWS REGULATORY POLICIES

AT THE NATIONAL FEDERATION

OF PENTAGON BUSINESS.

INDEPENDENT BUSINESS.

RIGHT NOW THERE ARE OVER

4100 REGULATIONS IN THE

PIPELINE THAT ARE DUE TO

COME OUT, AND THEY'RE

UNCERTAIN HOW IT IS GOING TO

AFFECT THEIR BUSINESS.

DO YOU HAVE TO BE A

LAWYER TO KNOW EVERYTHING

YOU HAVE TO KNOW?

EVEN IF YOU'RE A LAWYER,

YOU PROBABLY WON'T KNOW

EVERYTHING.

Reporter: NEARLY 70% OF

BUSINESS OWNERS BLAME OBAMA

POLICIES FOR STIFLING THEIR

BREATHE.

Reporter: I WONDER WHY

FEEDBACK THE PRESIDENT HAS

RECEIVED FROM SMALL BUSINESS

OWNERS, AND IF HE HAS ANY

CONCERNS THAT HIS FEDERAL

REGULATIONS ARE STIFLING

ECONOMIC GROWTH AMONG SMALL

BUSINESSES.

PIES THIS PRESIDENT IS

COMMITTED TO HELPING SMALL

BUSINESS, AS EVIDENCED BY

THE FACT HE HAS PROPOSED AND

SIGNED INTO LAW 18 SMALL

BUSINESS TAX CUTS.

HE UNDERSTANDS CLEARLY THAT

SMALL BUSINESSES ARE THE

ENGINE OF ECONOMIC GROWTH IN

THIS COUNTRY.

MAYBE HE CAN SEND ME

SOMETHING TO SHOW ME HOW

THOSE TAX CUTS IMPACT MY

BUSINESS.

I'M NOT SURE WE'VE SEEN ANY

THAT WOULD HELP US.

Reporter: AT A TIME

WHEN MORE THAN 12 MILLION

AMERICANS DESPERATELY NEED

WORK, 55% OF SMALL BUSINESS

OWNERS SAY THEY WOULD NOT

START THEIR COMPANY TODAY.

IF YOU WERE SITTING DOWN

WITH YOUR HUSBAND, THINKING

ABOUT STARTING THIS

BUSINESS, WOULD YOU DO IT?

UM...WE'VE NEVER

DISCUSSED THIS.

IF WE WERE MAKING THAT

EVALUATION NOW, I DON'T

THINK THE BUSINESS PLAN

WOULD PROVE OUT.

WHETHER WE WANTED TO DO IT

OR HAD THE SKILLS, I JUST

DON'T THINK THE BUSINESS

PLANS WOULD BE WILL IN

TODAY'S WORLD.

Reporter: BUT BOSH SAYS

ELIMINATING FEDERAL

REGULATIONS WOULD BE TOUGH

FOR WHOEVER SITS IN THE

WHITE HOUSE.

REGULATIONS ARE SO EN

ENTRENCHED IN THE AGENCY, IT

IS PRETTY HARD TO GET THEM

OUT.

THEY'RE PRETTY RELUCK TAN TO

RELUCTANT TO HIRE.

WE HAVE THE ABILITY TO

HIRE, BUT IF WE COULD GET

SOME LONG-RANGE PLANNING

OPPORTUNITIES, THIS ECONOMY

COULD REALLY TAKE OFF

AGAIN.

Reporter: JENNIFER

WISHON, CBN NEWS, VIRGINIA.

Pat: ISN'T IT AMAZING

THAT THE GOVERNMENT WORKERS

LOOK AT BUSINESS AS THE

ENEMY.

AND THEIR JOB IS TO CATCH

THEM AND TO RESTRICT THEM

AND TO FORCE THEM INTO THEIR

MOLD, AND HAVING WRITTEN THE

REGULATIONS, IF THE

BUSINESSES WON'T ABIDE BY

THEIR REGULATIONS, HAIR

THEY'RE NOT IN COMPLIANCE,

AND THEY'RE GOING TO GET

FINED AND SHUT DOWN.

BECAUSE THE BUREAUCRATS

THINK THE BUSINESS IS THE

ENEMY.

THAT'S JUST THE WAY THEY

ARE.

OBAMA SAYS HE HELPED THE

BUSINESSES.

4100 REGULATIONS IN THE

PIPELINE THAT HAVEN'T EVEN

COME INTO EFFECT.

AND BUSINESSES BEING

SMOTHERED.

IT TAKES HUNDREDS OF

BILLIONS OF DOLLARS OF COSTS

TO TAKE CARE OF ALL THESE

REGULATIONS.

WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO?

THIS WHOLE THING NEEDS TO

BE, YOU KNOW, SWEPT CLEAN.

I DON'T KNOW IF GOVERNOR

ROMNEY WINS THE ELECTION,

WHETHER HE'S GOING TO HAVE

WHAT IT TAKES TO CUT THROUGH

ALL OF THIS.

I DON'T KNOW IF ANYBODY CAN

BECAUSE THERE IS THIS

INCESTUOUS RELATIONSHIP

BETWEEN THE ENTRENCHED

BUREAUCRATS AND THE

CONGRESSIONAL LEADERSHIP,

AND OTHERS WHO COME INTO

OFFICE.

AND IT IS VERY HARD TO BREAK

THAT NEXUS.

Terry: ON AN AGENCY

ONCE CREATED, IT IS

DIFFICULT.

Pat: IT IS.

IT IS.

THAT'S THE MINDSET OF THE

BUREAUCRAT.

THE BUREAUCRAT WRITES THE

REGULATION.

MAYBE HE HAS NOBLE THOUGHTS

ABOUT IT.

HE PUTS THAT REGULATION IN

PLACE.

BUSINESSES ALL ACROSS THE

COUNTRY SAY THIS THING IS

KILLING US.

WE CAN'T ABIDE BY IT.

SO ONE OF THE BUREAUCRATS

SAYS THEY'RE GOING TO KEEP

MY REGULATION OUR THEY'RE

GOING TO GO TO JAIL OR

THEY'RE GOING TO BE FINED,

OR THEY ARE GOING TO BE PUT

OUT OF BUSINESS.

THEY'RE THE ENEMY.

Terry: EVEN TURNING

AWAY FROM THE LEAD, SAYING

THAT THE REGULATION IS IN

PLACE, FOLLOW IT, WITHOUT

ANY UNDERSTANDING.

WHY ARE THE REGULATIONS NOT

LOOKED AT BASED ON

CONVERSATIONS WITH PEOPLE

WHO ARE IN BUSINESS, WHO ARE

JOB CREATORS.

IT IS LIKE COMMON SENSE IS

NOT A PART OF THE EQUATION.

Pat: BUREAUCRATS ARE

NOT NOTED FOR THEIR COMMON

SENSE.

THEY LIVE BY RULES AND

REGULATIONS, AND THAT'S

THEIR LIFE.

AND IT'S JUST -- LADIES AND

GENTLEMEN, THAT'S THE

PROBLEM.

AND WE'VE MET THE ENEMY, AND

THE ENEMY IS US.

THAT'S WHAT IT AMOUNTS TO.

WE'RE CAUSING THE PROBLEM.

AND, YOU KNOW, WE'VE GOT TO

HAVE A CHANGE.

IF THERE IS A MASSIVE CHANGE

IN THE CONGRESS, AND THERE

IS A MASSIVE CHANGE IN THE

ADMINISTRATION, IN THE WHITE

HOUSE, AND THERE IS A

MASSIVE HOUSE CLEANING HONK

AMONG THE AGENCIES, YOU

MIGHT HAVE SOME CHANGE.

BUT IT HAS GOT TO BE FROM

THE VERY TOP DOWN, BUSINESS

IS OUR FRIEND, NOT THE

ENEMY.

THEY HAVE GOT TO HAVE THAT

MINDSET, AND THEN THEY GO

FROM THERE.

PEOPLE IN THE NEW YORK AREA

ARE FACING MORE IMMEDIATE

PROBLEM, RECOVERING FROM

THIS DEVASTATING HURRICANE.

LEE WEBB HAS THAT STORY FROM

THE CBN NEWS ROOM.

Lee: PAT, FRUSTRATION

IS GROWING IN NEW YORK AFTER

SUPERSTORM SANDY.

MANY IN THAT AREA HAVE BEEN

WITHOUT POWER, GASOLINE, AND

EVEN FOOD AND WATER FOR FOUR

STRAIGHT DAYS.

EPHRAIM GRAHAM HAS THAT

STORY.

Reporter: HOUR-LONG

TRAGIC JAMS, MILE-LONG LINES

OF PEOPLE WAITING FOR BUSES

AND GAS, AND STILL HUNDREDS

WITHOUT ELECTRICITY, FOOD,

OR CLEAN WATER.

IN NEW YORK CITY, PATIENCE

IS WEARING THIN.

WHERE ARE THE BUSES?

Reporter: HOUSES OF

COMMUTERS WAIT IN LINES FOR

BUSES TO TAKE THEM INTO THE

CITY.

CON EDISON SAYS THEY HOPE TO

HAVE POWER RESTORED BY THE

WEEKEND OF NOVEMBER 10th.

THAT'S A WHOLE OTHER WEEK

WITH NO LIGHTS, HEAT, OR

WATER.

RESIDENTS OF THIS LOWER

MANHATTAN NEIGHBOURHOOD SAY

THEY FEEL FORGOTTEN.

THEY HAVE NO VALUE.

THEY SEE THAT OTHER AREAS

ARE TAKEN CARE OF AND THEY

TOTALLY OVERLOOKED US.

Reporter:

"OPERATION BLESSING" IS

PARTNERING WITH SEVERAL

CHURCHES IN THOSE

NEIGHBORHOODS.

THEY ARE BRINGING IN BADLY

NEEDED FOOD AND WATER TO

HELP THE VICTIMS GET THROUGH

THE CRISIS AND LOOKING TO

RESTORE HOPE.

WE'RE HERE DELIVERING

FOOD, DIAPERS, OUR MOBILE

KITCHEN IS EN ROUTE NOW, AND

WE'LL BE SERVING HOT MEALS

TONIGHT TO THE PEOPLE WHO

NEED IT MOST DESPERATELY.

A LOT OF PEOPLE DON'T

HAVE ELECTRICITY, DON'T HAVE

HOT WATER, AND WOULD

DEFINITELY NEED A GOOD

MEAL.

THAT'S WHY WE'RE SO EXCITED

TO SEE "OPERATION BLESSING"

HERE.

Reporter: STATEN ISLAND

WAS THE HARDEST HIT HOME.

MANY ARE NOW HOMELESS AND

THEY ARE SAYING THEY ARE

SEEING NO RESPONSE.

WE'RE GOING TO DIE.

WE'RE GOING TO FREEZE.

WE'VE GOT 90-YEAR-OLD

PEOPLE.

Reporter: IN NEW

JERSEY, UTILITIES SAY THE

POWER OUTAGES COULD LAST

UNTIL LATE NOVEMBER.

EPHRAIM GRAHAM, CBN NEWS.

Lee: THE STANDOFF WITH

IRAN HAS MADE SUPPORT FOR

ISRAEL AN ISSUE IN THIS

PRESIDENTIAL RACE.

ERIC STACKELBACH SAT DOWN

WITH A PRIME MINISTER WHO

SAYS ITS COUNTRY IS READY TO

DO WHAT THEY NEED TO DO.

Reporter: HE IS

CHAIRMAN OF THE

INTERNATIONAL BRANCH OF

NETANYAHU LIKUD PARTY.

HE ARGUES THAT ISRAELIS

SHOULD CONTROL THEIR OWN

DESTINY, DESPITE HEAVY

PRESSURE FROM THE U.S. AND

THE U.N.

THIS IS ESPECIALLY

IMPORTANT, HE SAYS, WHEN IT

COMES TO IRAN'S RAPIDLY

ADVANCING NUCLEAR WEAPONS

PROGRAM.

WE ARE GETTING READY TO

TAKE ACTION WITH OR WITHOUT

THE U.S.

IT COULD BE A JOINT EFFORT

BY THE U.S. AND EUROPE, NOT

ONLY ISRAEL.

BUT IF THE WORLD WILL BE

SILENT, WE WILL NOT BE

SILENT.

IF WE HAVE TO CHOOSE BETWEEN

ALLOWING IRAN TO BUILD A

BOMB OR TO BOMB IRAN, WE

WILL CHOOSE THE SECOND

OPTION AND BOMB IRAN.

Reporter: THE

UNAPOLOGETIC DEFENSE OF

ISRAEL RESONATES WITH A

GROWING NUMBER OF ISRAELIS

WHO ARE TRYING OF GIVING UP

LAND FOR PEACE, ONLY TO GET

MORE WAR FROM THEIR MUSLIM

NEIGHBORS.

ENOUGH WITH GIVING LAND,

ENOUGH WITH OBAMA TELLING US

TO GO BACK TO THE 67 LINES.

WE WILL NOT DO IT.

WE WILL BUILD.

Reporter: HE SAYS

ISRAEL'S CLAIM TO THE LAND

IS ABOUT MUCH MORE THAN

SECURITY.

IT IS ABOUT A COVENANT.

TELL US WHY JUDEA AND

SOMARIA ARE SO IMPORTANT FOR

ISRAEL TO KEEP?

WE HAVE BIBLICAL RIGHTS.

IT IS WRITTEN IN THE BIBLE.

IT BELONGS TO THE JEWISH

PEOPLE.

FOR ME IT IS ENOUGH.

I BELIEVE MORE THAN THAT.

Reporter: ERIC

STACKELBACH, CBN NEWS,

WASHINGTON.

Lee: PAT, BACK TO YOU.

Pat: LEE, THAT IS TOUGH

TALK COMING OUT OF ISRAEL,

BUT I BELIEVE THE JEWISH

PEOPLE DESERVE THAT.

IT IS AMAZING.

I BELIEVE THAT NETANYAHU IS

THE SAME THING.

THEY'VE BEEN PRESSURED BY

THE UNITED STATES, MAKE

CONCESSIONS, DON'T UPSET THE

ARABS.

JUST THE LOCATION OF THE

AMERICAN EMBASSY, IT IS IN

TEL AVIV.

THE CONGRESS HAS VOTED TO

MOVE IT TO JERUSALEM, BUT

THE STATE DEPARTMENT REFUSES

TO DO IT BECAUSE IT MIGHT,

QUOTE,"OFFEND THE ARABS."

JERUSALEM IS THE CAPITAL OF

ISRAEL, BUT OUR STATE

DEPARTMENT WON'T ACKNOWLEDGE

THAT.

SMALL WONDER THEY'RE HAVING

PROBLEMS.

BUT IT IS SURVIVAL.

I DON'T THINK THEY WANT

ANOTHER HOLOCAUST.

THE JEWS ARE NOT GOING TO

HAVE ANOTHER HOLOCAUST.

THEY HAVE WHAT IS CALLED

THAT MASODEM IN TOWN THAT

SAYS IF WE'RE GOING DOWN,

WE'RE GOING DOWN.

BUT WE'RE NOT GOING TO GIVE

IN ANY LONG.

WE'RE NOT GOING TO BE

SLAUGHTERED BY OUR ENEMIES.

WE'RE NOT GOING TO PUT OUR

HOMELAND AT RISK OF A

NUCLEAR HOLOCAUST.

WE'RE NOT GOING TO LET IT

HAPPEN.

YOU CAN'T BLAME THEM.

LEE?

Lee: HERE AT HOME,

MILLIONS OF AMERICANS WILL

TAKE TIME OFF FROM THE

PRESIDENTIAL RACE TO AN

IMPORTANT SHOWDOWN IN

COLLEGE FOOTBALL.

FOR ONE FAMILY IN ALABAMA,

THE GAME WILL HAVE A VERY

SPECIAL MEANING.

ANDREW KNOX HAS THAT STORY.

Reporter: THE COLLEGE

FOOTBALL RIVALRY BETWEEN

AUBURN AND ALABAMA IS ONE OF

THE OLDEST AND FIERCEST IN

THE COUNTRY.

FOOTBALL IS LIFE, YOU

KNOW, DOWN HERE.

Reporter: JEREMY

PEOPLES WAS CAUGHT IN THE

MIDDLE OF THAT RIVALRY.

HIS MOM WENT TO ALABAMA, AND

HIS DAD WENT TO AUBURN.

WHEN IT CAME TIME FOR JEREMY

TO PLAY BALL, MOM AND DAD

HAD THEIR SAY, HE HAD A

DIFFERENT PLAN.

I WAS PRAYING, AND GOD

PUT IN MY HEART L.S.U.

MY PARENTS DIDN'T SAY TOO

MUCH AT FIRST, BUT I WAS

LIKE, HEY, I FEEL LIKE THIS

IS WHAT GOD WANTS ME TO DO

AND THEY SUPPORTED IT.

Reporter: BUT A HIGH

SCHOOL PLAYER DOESN'T JUST

WALK INTO ONE OF THE BEST

COLLEGES IN THE COUNTRY.

HE HAD NO OFFERS FROM L.S.U.

IT WAS FAITH TO TURN DOWN

SCHOLARSHIP OFFERS TO COME

TO A PLACE WHERE MY FUTURE

IS UNCERTAIN IN MY EYES.

IT IS NEVER UNCERTAIN TO

GOD.

HE SEES THE END FROM THE

BEGINNING.

IT GREW MY FAITH.

Reporter: IN HIS

SOPHOMORE YEAR, JEREMY MADE

THE TEAM, BUT HE GOT NO

PLAYING TIME, WHICH WAS HARD

FOR SOMEBODY WHO WAS ALWAYS

A STARTER.

BUT HE PRAYED ABOUT IT, AND

ONE NIGHT HE HAD A DREAM.

GOD WANTED HIM TO STAY AT

L.S.U.

HE TALKED HIS DECISION OVER

WITH HIS MOM.

I REMEMBER SAYING, MOM,

I'M JUST GOING TO STAY

HERE.

I FEEL LIKE THIS IS WHAT GOD

WANTS ME TO DO.

I'VE BEEN PRAYING ABOUT IT

AND SEEKING THE LORD, AND I

REALLY FEEL LIKE THIS IS

WHAT THE LORD WANTS.

SHE SAID, IT'S A GOOD THING

TO FOLLOW GOD.

IF THAT'S WHAT HE IS SAYING,

YOU DO THAT.

ONE THING IS YOU PUT YOUR

HEAD DOWN AND YOU WORK AND

KEEP GRINDING.

PUT YOUR HARD HAT ON, BRING

YOUR LUNCH PAIL, AND WORK.

AND IN DUE TIME, GOD WILL

LIFT YOU UP.ú2

Reporter: JEREMY PUT IN

THE HARD WORK AND IT PAID

OFF.

THIS SEASON HE MADE SPECIAL

TEAMS AND HAS SEEN SOME

PLAYING TIME.

STILL, THE QUESTION REMAINS:

ARE THEY ROOTING FOR L.S.U.

AT HOME IN SALMA, ALABAMA.

THEY ROOT FOR L.S.U., BUT

AT THE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

GAME, MY SISTERS WERE

RIDICULOUS, I HEARD.

I WAS ON THE SIDE, BUT I

HEARD.

I'M TRYING TO DO THEM

RIGHT.

Reporter: JEREMY IS

STUDYING POLITICAL SINUS AND

SINUS -- POLITICAL SCIENCE

AND INTERNATIONAL STUDIES.

AND HE OBEYS GOD.

I WORK AS HARD AS I CAN,

DO WHAT I CAN, AND LET THE

CHIPS FALL WHERE THEY MAY.

I SAID, LORD, I WOULD PURSUE

A CAREER IN FOOTBALL.

I LIKE THE GAME.

IT'S UP TO YOU.

Lee: JEREMY PEOPLES, WE

WILL BE WATCHING FOR HIM

TOMORROW NIGHT.

IT SHOULD BE A GREAT GAME.

I'M WEARING A PURPLE TIE.

I'M AN AUBURN GRAD, BUT I'M

SUFFERING THROUGH A 1 IN 7

YEAR.

Pat: I THOUGHT THEY

WERE KNOCKING ON THE DOOR OF

A NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP.

Lee: WE WON IT TWO

YEARS AGO, BUT THINGS ARE

KIND OF ROUGH THIS YEAR.

Terry: WE SHARE THE

LOVE, LEE.

Pat: THAT'S SWEET.

ALABAMA, I'LL TELL YOU,

THEY'VE GOT A COACH WHO

SCORED WELL IN THE PROS, AND

HE HAS BECOME THE DARLING.

OF COURSE, WES MYLES OF

L.S.U. HAS ASTONISHED THE

WORLD WITH WHAT HE HAS

DONE.

IF THEY BEAT ALABAMA --

Terry: I LOVE THE STORY

OF JEREMY PEOPLES.

WHAT A GOOD HEAD THAT GUY

HAS ON HIS SHOULDERS.

THAT'S AWESOME.

WE WISH BOTH SIDES THE BEST,

RIGHT?

Pat: OF COURSE WE DO.

WE'RE NOT TAKING ANY SIDES

IN THIS CONTEST.

THE BEST TEAM WILL

OBVIOUSLY -- NOT NECESSARILY

THE BEST TEAM WILL WIN --

YOU CAN'T SAY THAT.

[LAUGHTER]

Terry: SOMEBODY WILL.

Pat: SOMEBODY IS GOING

TO WILL.

WHAT'S NEXT?

Terry: THE PRESIDENTIAL

ELECTION IS ALMOST HERE, AND

BEFORE WE HEAD TO THE POLLS

ON TUESDAY, WE'RE GOING TO

PRAY FOR OUR COUNTRY TODAY.

AND THEN LATER ON, WE'LL

CONCLUDE OUR "LIFE BEYOND

THE GRAVE" SERIES BY HEARING

FROM ONE MAN WHO WENT TO

HEAVEN, AND ANOTHER WHO WENT

TO HELL.

Pat: WE'VE ASKED FOR

PRAYER.

ALMOST A QUARTER OF A

MILLION PEOPLE HAVE SAID WE

WILL PRAY WITH YOU.

AND THEY'RE PRAYING ALL

ACROSS THIS NATION.

THIS IS A VITAL ELECTION,

ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT IN

THE HISTORY OF THIS

COUNTRY.

TWO CONFLICTING VISIONS OF

WHAT THIS NATION SHOULD BE.

EITHER ONE THAT IS MORE

FREE; ONE THAT IS MORE

REGULATED.

WHICHEVER IT IS GOING TO

BE.

AND THE PEOPLE WILL DECIDE

COMING UP.

VERY INTERESTING.

Terry: BUT THAT

SCRIPTURE IS SO

POWERFUL, "IF MY PEOPLE WHO

ARE CALLED BY MY NAME, WILL

HUMBLE THEMSELVES AND

PRAY."

THAT'S WHY WE'VE BEEN ASKING

ALL OF YOU TO JOIN WITH US

TO PRAY FOR AMERICA.

WE NEED GOD'S MERCY AND

GRACE.

Pat: HERE IS SOMEBODY

WHO SAYS WE WANT TO TURN

AROUND OUR ECONOMY AND

RESTORATION OF FAMILIES.

TERRY, WHAT DO YOU HAVE?

Terry: SOMEONE ELSE

SAYING, "I'M PRAYING FOR

REVIVAL AND A SPIRITUAL

AWAKENING ACROSS THE

NATION."

AND SOMEONE ELSE SAYING THAT

WE WILL TRULY BE ONE NATION

UNDER GOD.

Pat: THIS NATION WAS

FOUNDED -- WE HAVE A D.V.D.

WE'VE BEEN GIVING OUT ABOUT

THE HERITAGE OF AMERICA, FOR

THOSE WHO ARE "700 CLUB"

MEMBERS.

AND WE ALSO HAVE SOMETHING

THAT I WROTE A FEW YEARS

AGO, "STEPS TO REVIVAL IN

AMERICA."

IT WAS TAKEN OUT OF 2 CENTS

2 CHRONICLE 14, AND WE'LL

GIVE IT TO YOU FREE.

JUST ASK FOR IT.

LET'S PRAY.

FATHER, WE JOIN HANDS

TOGETHER.

WE BELIEVE YOU LORD.

WITH GOD, ALL THINGS ARE

POSSIBLE.

YOU ARE A GOD OF MIRACLES.

YOU LOVE AMERICA, WE PRAY

NOW FOR THIS NATION.

WE ALSO REACH OUT A HAND OF

COMPASSION TO THOSE IN

STATEN ISLAND, AND THOSE IN

OTHER PARTS OF NEW YORK WHO

ARE COLD, WITHOUT POWER AND

LIGHTS, WHO ARE SUFFERING,

LORD.

WE ASK, LORD, THAT YOU MIGHT

SEND HELP TO THEM, RESTORE

THEM AND BLESS THEM.

AND BLESS THIS NATION,

LORD.

GIVE US RIGHTEOUS LEADERS

LORD.

WE PRAY FOR RIGHTEOUS

LEADERS.

GIVE US RIGHTEOUS LEADERS

WHO ARE WISE.

AND DRAW US TOGETHER AS A

PEOPLE.

IN JESUS' NAME, WE ASK IT,

AMEN.

Terry: AMEN.

WELL, STILL AHEAD, WE'RE

GOING TO TALK WITH A DRUG

ADDICT WHO WAS DRAGGED TO

HELL.

BUT, FIRST, WE'LL MEET A

COWBOY WHO LITERALLY DROPPED

DEAD IN HIS SADDLE.

WHEN I FELL OFF THAT

HORSE, I WAS DEAD BEFORE I

HIT THE GROUND.

I WAS WITH THE LORD, AND

THERE IS MORE LOVE THAN YOU

CAN IMAGINE.

Terry: HEAR HOW HE

DESCRIBES HEAVEN, AND FIND

OUT WHAT BROUGHT HIM BACK TO

EARTH.

THAT'S ALL NEXT.

Pat: WHAT HAPPENS AFTER

WE DIE?

THAT'S A QUESTION I THINK

EVERYBODY WANTS TO KNOW.

WHEN I DIE, WHAT HAPPENS?

SOME PEOPLE SAY, WELL, YOU

SLEEP ETERNALLY.

SOME PEOPLE SAY YOU'RE

EXTINGUISHED, THERE IS NO

MORE.

SOME PEOPLE SAY YOU GO TO

PURGATORY, AND THEN THERE

ARE VARIOUS DEGREES OF

GETTING OUT OF IT.

BUT THE BIBLE MAKES IT VERY

CLEAR WHAT HAPPENS TO

PEOPLE.

WHEN YOU DIE, THERE ARE

ANSWERS TO WHAT'S GOING TO

HAPPEN BECAUSE I WANT TO SAY

THIS TO YOU RIGHT NOW, VERY

CLEARLY, YOU HAVE AN ETERNAL

SPIRIT.

YOUR SPIRIT DOES NOT DIE,

EVER.

SO THE QUESTION IS: WHERE

DOES IT GO AFTER DEATH?

AND THAT DEPENDS ON THE

CHOICES YOU MAKE IN THIS

LIFE.

I COULDN'T TELL YOU ANY MORE

CLEARER THAN THAT.

THE CHOICES YOU MAKE IN THIS

LIFE WILL DETERMINE ETERNITY

FOR YOU.

ETERNITY, WHICH IS SOMETHING

THAT NEVER ENDS, ON AND ON

AND ON.

SOMEBODY WAS ASKED WHAT

ETERNITY IS LIKE.

AND HE SAID, WELL IMAGINE A

BIRD WHO GOES TO ONE OF THE

BEACHES ON THE ATLANTIC

SHORE, PICKS UP A GRAIN OF

SAND, AND CARRIES IT IN HIS

BEAK TO SOUTH AMERICA AND

THEN TO NORTH AMERICA.

BEFORE THAT BIRD COULD

FINISH TRANSFERRING ALL OF

THAT SAND TO SOUTH AMERICA

AND NORTH AMERICA, ETERNITY

WOULD JUST BE BEGINNING.

THAT'S HOWL IT WOULD LAST.

WE ARE GOING TO MEET A MAN

WHO RECEIVED DEATH.

HE WAS A RODEO COWBOY.

HE WAS RIDING HIS HORSE, A

ROPING CHAMPION, AND THEN HE

WAS DEAD.

AND BEFORE HE HIT THE

GROUND, HIS HEART STOPPED

WHILE HE WAS RIDING HIS

HORSE.

WHILE FRIENDS, FAMILY, AND

PARAMEDICS STRUGGLED TO

REVIVE HIM, HE TOOK A TRIP

TO HEAVEN, AND HE SAID HE

TALKED WITH GOD.

Reporter: CHAMPION

ROPER FREDDIE VEST, LOVES

THE THRILL OF THE CHASE AND

THE CHALLENGE OF COMPETING

AGAINST HIS FELLOW COWBOYS.

ON JULY 28, 2008, FREDDIE

WAS HEADED TO A CALF ROPING

IN GRAND, TEXAS.

HIS DAUGHTER, LEAH,

REMEMBERS SEEING HIS FATHER

OFF AT THE DOOR.

WE HUGGED FOR A LONG

TIME, AND I REMEMBER TURNING

BACK TO TELL HIM I LOVE HIM,

AND I HAD TEARS IN MY EYES.

Reporter: BY 1:00 THAT

AFTERNOON, FREDDIE HAD MADE

THREE SUCCESSFUL CALF

ROPINGS, WHEN HE SUDDENLY

DROPPED IN HIS SADDLE.

ALL OF A SUDDEN I SAW ALL

OF THIS MOVEMENT OUT OF MY

LEFT EYE.

AND ALMOST SIMULTANEOUSLY,

SMACK.

AND I LOOKED, AND HE WAS ON

THE GROUND.

I JUMPED OFF THE FENCE, AND

I WAS THE FIRST ONE TO HIM.

AND I PUT MY HAND UNDER THIS

HEAD AND LIFTED IT UP AND

STARTED PRAYING FOR HIM.

Reporter: VETERAN

FIREFIGHTER EDDIE SMITH WAS

NEXT TO RESPOND.

WHILE EDDIE BEGAN C.P.R.,

DENNIS CALLED AMONG EVERYONE

PRESENT TO PRAY.

WHILE I WAS DOING THE

C.P.R., I WAS PRAYING, BUT I

COULD HEAR PRAYING ALL

AROUND ME.

I'M GOING TO TELL YOU, THERE

WAS A LOT OF MEN AND WOMEN

THAT WAS PRAYING.

Reporter: AND A FELLOW

FIREFIGHTER, DON LAVENDER,

CONTINUED DOING C.P.R. ON

FREDDIE FOR 45 MINUTES UNTIL

THE AMBULANCE ARRIVED.

THEY GOT HIM ON THE

STRETCHER, AND THEY PUT HIM

IN THE AMBULANCE, AND WE'RE

LOOKING THROUGH THE WINDOWS,

AND THEY SHOCKED HIM.

AND EDDIE SAYS TO ME, IT

DOESN'T LOOK GOOD.

HE WAS STRAIGHT-LINING,

AND THAT MEANS YOU'RE DEAD.

WE JUST PUT HIM IN GOD'S

HANDS.

Reporter: AMBULANCE

PARAMEDICS CONTINUED C.P.R.,

AND DEFIBRILLATED FREDDIE'S

HEART WHILE EN ROUTE TO THE

HOSPITAL.

DOCTORS THERE WERE ABLE TO

GET AN IRREGULAR HEART BEAT,

HUNDRE, HE WAS AIR LIFT

AIRLIFTED TO A HOSPITAL IN

FORT WORTH.

AND HIS FAMILY WAS IN

MISSISSIPPI WHEN THEY HEARD

THE NEWS.

THEY CALLED AND SAID HE

WAS IN AN ACCIDENT AND THEY

DON'T KNOW ALL OF THE

DETAILS.

THEY TOLD ME IT WAS NOT

GOOD.

THAT FREDDIE FELL OFF HIS

HORSE, AND WE NEEDED TO GET

TO THE HOSPITAL.

I WAS TRYING TO GET THERE AS

FAST AS I COULD.

YOU FEEL HELPLESS.

I FELT LIKE THERE WAS

NOTHING I COULD DO.

IT WAS TAKING FOREVER.

Reporter: FREDDIE'S

LOVED ONES HELD VIGIL AS HE

WAS RUSHED INTO SURGERY.

DOCTORS TOLD THE FAMILY THEY

WERE ABLE TO REPAIR HIS

HEART, BUT WEREN'T SURE WHAT

TO EXPECT LONG-TERM.

THE DOCTOR SPOKE WITH THEM

ABOUT FREDDIE'S CHANCES OF

SURVIVAL.

ALL CARDIAC ARRESTS,

THERE ARE ABOUT 250,000 A

YEAR IN THE UNITED STATES,

ONLY ABOUT 9% WILL SURVIVE.

AND EVERY MINUTE THAT PASSES

WITHOUT DEFIBRILLATION, YOUR

MORTALITY GOES UP 10%.

THE BRAIN YOU'VE GOT, MAYBE

FIVE, SIX, SEVEN -- IF

YOU'RE LUCKY, 10 MINUTES TO

GET THINGS GOING.

I ACTUALLY WAS CONCERNED

THAT HE WAS GOING TO HAVE

BRAIN DAMAGE.

Reporter: ALL THEY

COULD DO WAS WAIT.

I WOULD GO WHEREVER I

COULD TO GET ALONE, AND

THAT'S WHERE I WOULD PRAY.

Reporter: WHILE HIS

RELATIVES AND FRIENDS WERE

PRAYING AT THE HOSPITAL,

FREDDIE SAYS HE WAS

SOMEWHERE ELSE.

THERE IS A BIBLE VERSE

THAT SAYS, BE SENT FROM THE

BODY IS PRESENT WITH THE

LORD.

AND WHEN I FELL OFF THAT

HORSE, I WAS DEAD BEFORE I

HIT THE GROUND.

I WAS WITH THE LORD.

AND HE DIDN'T ALLOW ME TO

SEE WHAT HEAVEN WAS LIKE,

BUT HE LET ME EXPERIENCE

WHAT IT FELT LIKE TO BE IN

HEAVEN.

HE SHOWED ME THE LOVE THAT'S

THERE, AND THERE IS MORE

LOVE THAN YOU CAN IMAGINE.

I MEAN, THE FEELING OF HOW

MUCH LOVE IT IS IS

INCREDIBLE.

AND THE PACE THA PEACE THAT

YOU HAVE -- IT'S A PERFECT

PEACE.

THE ONLY THING I CAN RELATE

IT TO IS WHEN I WAS YOUNG, I

WOULD CRAWL UP IN MY

MOTHER'S LAP AND SHE WOULD

CRADLE ME AND HOLD ME AND

ROCK ME.

AND THAT WAS THE MOST

PEACEFUL, SAFE, LOVING

PLACE.

AND THAT FEELING -- YOU CAN

MULTIPLY IT TIMES A

THOUSAND, AND YOU STILL

WOULDN'T BE CLOSE TO WHAT IT

REALLY FEELS LIKE WHEN

YOU'RE THERE WITH THE LORD.

I TELL SOME OF MY BUDDIES,

THERE IS NO "I GOTTA DOs"

IN HEAVEN.

THERE IS NO FEELING OF

TIME.

NO FEELING OF TIME, I GOT TO

GO DO THIS.

NOTHING LIKE THAT.

Reporter: AND FREDDIE

ALSO REMEMBERS HAVING

CONVERSATIONS WITH GOD.

BUT WHEN I WAS THERE,

THERE WAS COMMUNICATION, BUT

IT WASN'T COMMUNICATION LIKE

WORDS.

THE COMMUNICATION WAS INSIDE

OF ME.

AND IT WAS NOTHING THAT

VERBALLY -- OR YOU WOULD

HAVE EARS TO HEAR OR A MOUTH

TO SPEAK IT.

IT WAS WHEN GOD TELLS YOU

SOMETHING, YOU KNOW IT'S

HIM.

HE ALLOWED ME TO SEE THE

PRAYERS THAT CAME UP FOR

ME.

AND IT STARTED WITH ONE BOLT

OF LIGHT.

AND THEN THERE WERE TWO

BOLTS OF LIGHT AND THREE AND

THEN 10, AND THEN, LIKE,

HUNDREDS AND THEN THOUSANDS

OF BOLTS OF LIGHTS.

EACH ONE OF THOSE BOLTS OF

LIGHTS WAS A PRAYER THAT

SOMEONE HAD SENT UP TO ME.

WHEN THERE GOT TO BE SO MANY

BOLTS OF LIGHT, IT EXPLODED

INTO THE BRIGHTEST LIGHT.

I DON'T KNOW HOW TO EXPLAIN

IT.

IT WAS JUST A VERY, VERY

BRIGHT LIGHT.

AND THAT'S WHEN GOD SENT ME

BACK.

AND WHEN I CAME BACK FROM

THAT, I WAS IN THE HOSPITAL

BED, AND THEY HAD MY ARMS

TIED DOWN.

I WAS ON LIFE SUPPORT.

THEY HAD A TUBE DOWN MY

THROAT.

I HAD AN I.V. IN MY HAND AND

ONE IN MY NECK.

WHEN I CAME TO, I TRIED TO

STRUGGLE AND GET UP.

AND THE NURSE THERE SAID,

MR. VEST, YOU'RE OKAY.

AND I JUST LOOKED AT HER AND

I SAID, UH-HUH.

I SAID OKAY?

YOU DON'T KNOW WHERE I'VE

BEEN.

THIS DOESN'T COMPARE TO

OKAY.

Reporter: FREDDIE MADE

A FULL RECOVERY, BUT HE

STILL QUESTIONED WHAT HE'D

EXPERIENCED.

FOR A WHILE, I THOUGHT,

WELL, I'VE GOT TO DO

SOMETHING.

I'VE GOT TO MAKE SOMETHING

HAPPEN FOR THE LORD.

HE SENT ME BACK FOR A

PURPOSE.

I'VE GOT TO GO MAKE

SOMETHING HAPPEN.

THAT WASN'T IT.

FOR SEVERAL MONTHS, I PRAYED

EVERY MORNING WHY.

SO HE TOOK ME TO JEREMIAH

AND SHOWED ME A VERSE

THERE.

AND THE VERSE SIMPLY

SAYS, "YOU WILL GO TO WHOM I

SEND YOU TO, AND YOU WILL

SAY WHAT I HAVE YOU TO

SAY."

AND I'M A SIMPLE PERSON, BUT

I UNDERSTOOD THAT.

AND THAT'S MY PURPOSE.

I DON'T TRY TO MAKE THINGS

HAPPEN NOW.

I WAIT FOR THE DAY, AND WHEN

HE TAKES ME TO SOMEONE AND I

SAY WHAT HE ASKS ME TO SAY,

AND THAT MAKES IT PRETTY

SIMPLE.

Reporter: TODAY FREDDIE

AND HIS FAMILY SAVOR THEIR÷?÷?

TIME TOGETHER.

THOUGH FREDDIE SAYS HE STILL

ANTICIPATES RETURNING TO THE

PLACE HE CALLS HOME.

HEAVEN IS REAL.

HE IS A REAL PERSON.

I LOOK FORWARD TO THE DAY I

WILL GET TO BE THERE, BUT

I'M NOT PUSHING IT AT THIS

POINT.

AT FIRST, WHEN I CAME BACK,

I WAS READY TO GO THE NEXT

DAY.

BUT I LOVE MY FAMILY.

I LOVE MY KIDS.

I LOVE MY WIFE.

AND I'LL STAY AS LONG AS HE

ALLOWS ME TO STAY.

BUT WHEN I DO GO, THEY DON'T

HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT ME.

DYING IS EASY.

LIVING IS HARD.

THERE'S SOMEONE OUT THERE

THAT NEEDS TO KNOW THAT

HEAVEN IS A REAL PLACE.

GOD IS A REAL PERSON.

AND WHEN YOU TAKE THAT LAST

BREATH, IF YOU'RE A

CHRISTIAN, YOU'RE GOING TO

MEET HIM.

Pat: WHAT A GLORIOUS

TESTIMONY.

HEAVEN IS REAL.

GOD IS REAL.

JESUS IS REAL.

THESE AREN'T ILLUSIONS.

HEAVEN IS A REAL PLACE.

AND IT'S THERE.

IT'S BIG.

PLENTY OF ROOM.

JESUS SAID, "IN MY FATHER'S

HOUSE THERE ARE MANY

MANSIONS.

IF IT WERE NOT SO, I WOULD

HAVE TOLD YOU.

I'M GOING TO PREPARE A PLACE

FOR YOU, AND THEN I WILL

COME AGAIN AND TAKE YOU UNTO

MYSELF."

IF YOU KNOW THE LORD, HEAVEN

IS GLORIOUS.

IT IS BEYOND ANYTHING WE

COULD SEE.

THE APOSTLE PAUL SAID, "EYE

HASN'T SEEN IT, EAR HASN'T

HEARD IT."

BUT HE HAS REVEALED IT TO US

BY HIS SPIRIT.

YOU HAVE NOT EVEN CONCEIVED

OF WHAT GOD HAS FOR YOU.

BUT THE QUESTION I ASK YOU

RIGHT NOW IS: HAVE YOU

RECEIVED JESUS?

IF YOU WERE TO DIE -- IF

YOUR HEART STOPPED AND YOU

FELL OFF THAT HORSE OR FELL

IN FRONT OF A CAR OR DROPPED

DEAD ON A SIDEWALK OR FELL

OFF A LADDER, OR WHATEVER,

WHERE WILL YOU GO?

WHERE WILL YOU SPEND

ETERNITY?

AND JESUS SAYS TO YOU, THIS

DAY YOU'LL BE WITH ME IN

PARADISE.

DO YOU WANT TO BE IN

PARADISE?

DO YOU WANT TO BE THERE?

DO YOU?

DO YOU WANT TO?

WELL, ASK HIM.

YOUR LIFE RIGHT NOW WILL

DEPEND ON IT.

I WANT YOU TO BOW YOUR HEAD

RIGHT NOW, WHEREVER YOU

HAPPEN TO BE, AND I WANT YOU

TO PRAY THESE WORDS WITH

ME.

IF YOU DON'T KNOW, GET RIGHT

TODAY.

THESE WORDS: JESUS -- THAT'S

RIGHT -- JESUS, I'M A

SINNER, LORD.

I DON'T DESERVE HEAVEN.

I HAVEN'T EARNED ANYTHING

BUT HELL.

BUT, JESUS, I PRAY RIGHT

NOW, AND I ASK YOU TO COME

INTO MY HEART, LIVE IN ME.

AND FROM THIS MOMENT ON, I

WILL LIVE FOR YOU, AND I

WILL SERVE YOU.

FROM THIS MOMENT ON, LORD,

I'M YOURS.

THANK YOU.

NOW, I WANT TO PRAY FOR YOU

WHEREVER YOU ARE.

FATHER, IN JESUS' NAME, LET

THE ANOINTING OF THE HOLY

SPIRIT COME INTO PEOPLE'S

LIVES.

FILL THEM NOW IN JESUS'

NAME.

AMEN.

AND AMEN.

IF YOU PRAYED WITH ME JUST

THEN, GOD HAS DONE SOMETHING

WONDERFUL.

THE ANGELS ARE REJOICING

OVER ONE SINNER THAT COMES

TO THE LORD.

AND WE THANK GOD FOR

THOUSANDS WHO ARE COMING TO

JESUS.

I HAVE A LITTLE PACKET THAT

I TOLD YOU ABOUT BEFORE.

IT'S CALLED "A NEW DAY."

IN IT IS A COMPACT DISK, A

C.D., THAT HAS A DESCRIPTION

OF THINGS YOU HAVE DONE AND

WHAT IT MEANS AND WHAT IS

COMING NEXT.

THERE IS A LITTLE BOOK

HERE.

A BOOK THAT HAS OVER 60

SCRIPTURES IN IT, TAKEN FROM

THE TEACHING.

AND WE'LL GIVE THIS TO YOU

FREE.

SO IF YOU PRAYED WITH ME, I

WANT YOU TO GET STARTED.

THIS WILL HELP YOU.

THIS IS FOR YOU TO GET

STARTED.

PLEASE CALL.

IT IS A TOLL-FREE NUMBER.

1-800-759-0700.

SAY I PRAYED WITH PAT AND I

GAVE MY HEART TO THE LORD.

I'M GOING TO BE IN HEAVEN.

OH, WHAT REUNIONS WE'RE

GOING TO HAVE.

CALL RIGHT NOW,

1-800-759-0700.

SAY I PRAYED, I HAVE GIVEN

MY HEART TO THE LORD.

WELL, WE'VE GOT MORE.

WE'VE TALKED ABOUT HEAVEN.

WHAT ABOUT HELL?

TERRY?

Terry: WELL, STILL

AHEAD, A MAN WHO LOOKED

DEATH IN THE EYE TELLS HIS

STORY WHEN WE RETURN.

Lee: AND WELCOME BACK

TO "THE 700 CLUB."

HOBBY LOBBY'S LAWSUIT TO

BLOCK THE CONTRACEPTION

MANDATE IN OBAMACARE WENT

BEFORE A FEDERAL JUDGE ON

THURSDAY.

ATTORNEYS FOR THE BUSINESS

SAY THE MANDATE VIOLATES THE

CHRISTIAN BELIEFS OF THE

COMPANY'S OWNERS BY FORCING

THEM TO COVER INSURANCE

COSTS FOR DRUGS THAT INDUCE

ABORTION.

THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION

SAYS HOBBY LOBBY IS A

SECULAR EMPLOYER THAT DOES

NOT EXERCISE RELIGION.

"OPERATION BLESSING" IS

DELIVERING EMERGENCY FOOD

RATIONS TO VILLAGES IN THE

AFRICAN NATION OF NIGIR.

NOW ENTIRE COMMUNITIES ARE

WITHOUT ENOUGH FOOD TO GET

THEM TO THE NEXT HARVEST.

ONE MOTHER SAID, QUOTE, "IF

THE CROPS DON'T GROW, YOU

DON'T EAT.

IF YOU ARE HUNGRY, YOU

SUFFER.

THIS AID HAS BLESSED US

BECAUSE WE HAVE NEVER

RECEIVED THIS MUCH AS

ONCE."

YOU CAN FIND OUT MORE ABOUT

WHAT "OPERATION BLESSING" IS

DOING BY GOING TO THEIR

WEBSITE AT OB.ORG.

STAY TUNED, PAT AND TERRY

WILL BE BACK WITH MORE OF

"700 CLUB" AFTER THIS.

Terry: RANDY HIX HAS

DIED TWICE.

THE FIRST TIME HE OVERDOSED,

AND DOCTORS PULLED THE WHITE

SHEET OVER HIS HEAD.

THE SECOND TIME RANDY

OVERDOSED AGAIN, AND THAT'S

WHEN HE SAYS DEMONS STARTED

PULLING HIM TO HELL.

Reporter: THROUGHOUT

HIS LIFE, RANDY HIX'S DRUG

ADDICTION HAS COST HIM A

LOT, HIS MILITARY CAREER,

HIS FREEDOM, AND HIS

FAMILY.

BUT WHEN HE CAME FACE TO

FACE WITH DEATH, HE REALIZED

THERE WAS MUCH MORE AT

STAKE.

MY BODY COLLAPSED TO THE

GROUND.

I FELT SOMETHING PHYSICALLY

DRAGGING ME OUT OF MY BODY.

AND I MEAN, I LOOKED UP, AND

I SAW DEATH.

AND I SAW HELL IN HIS EYES.

Reporter: RANDY

DESCRIBES HIS EXPERIENCE ON

THE EDGE OF HELL.

Terry: WELL, RANDY HIX

JOINS US FOR THE REST OF HIS

STORY.

RANDY, IT IS GREAT TO HAVE

YOU HERE.

THANKS FOR COMING.

THANKS, TERRY.

Terry: TALK A LITTLE

BIT ABOUT YOUR BEGINNINGS.

YOU REALLY WERE INTRODUCED

TO DRUGS AT A VERY YOUNG

AGE.

I HAD WALKED OUT INTO THE

GARBAGE AT MY MOM AND DAD'S

HOUSE, AND MY BROTHERS WERE

USERS.

I SEEN THEM USING A LARGE

BONG.

I DIDN'T KNOW IT WAS A BONG

AT THE TIME.

I JUST KNOW THEY WERE

SMOKING OUT OF IT.

I WAS INTERESTED, AND THEY

OFFERED IT --

Terry: HOW OLD WERE YOU

AT THE TIME?

I WAS ABOUT EIGHT YEARS

OLD, GRADE SCHOOL, THE

CURIOUS AGE.

Terry: WOW!

AND IT JUST KIND OF

PROGRESSED FROM THERE.

YOU DIED TWICE.

TELL ME ABOUT THE FIRST TIME

YOU DIED?

THE FIRST TIME I DIED, I

DIDN'T REALIZE I WAS DYING.

I WAS ACTUALLY ON THE BED.

THEY HAD PULLED THE COVERS

UP ON ME, AND I DIDN'T KNOW

THAT UNTIL THE NEXT

MORNING.

I WOKE UP AND LOOKED AT A

SHEET.

I WAS MOVING UNDERNEATH IT.

I REALIZED I WAS STRAPPED

IN.

THEY HAD THESE LEATHER

STRAPS ON MY ARMS AND

HANDS.

THEY HAD ME STRAPPED DOWN,

AND I WAS MOVING.

THE NEXT THING I KNOW, ALL

THESE DOCTORS ARE LOOKING

AROUND ME.

JUST THE LOOK ON THEIR FACE,

THEY WERE LIKE, AAHHH, WHAT

ARE YOU DOING?

YOU'RE MOVING.

Terry: WHAT HAPPENED?

WERE YOU CONSCIOUS AFTER YOU

DIED AT THAT POINT OR

STOPPED BREATHING?

WHAT DID YOU EXPERIENCE

DURING THAT?

DURING THAT TIME, THERE

WAS REALLY NOTHING.

Terry: JUST A

DARKNESS?

JUST A DARKNESS.

I DIDN'T REALIZE I HAD DIED

UNTIL THE NEXT DAY AND THE

DOCTORS TOLD ME.

AND MY MOTHER WAS OUTSIDE

THE ROOM ALL NIGHT PRAYING

FOR ME IN THE NAME OF

JESUS.

HE SAID ALL WE COULD HEAR

WAS THAT NAME JESUS.

Terry: FOR A LOT OF

PEOPLE, HAVING A NEAR-DEATH

EXPERIENCE LIKE THAT WOULD

HAVE BEEN A WAKEUP CALL.

BUT YOU WOUND UP GOING RIGHT

BACK INTO USING AGAIN.

YES.

Terry: RIGHT BACK INTO

THE LIFESTYLE YOU HAD HAD

BEFORE.

YES.

Terry: AND DOWN THE

ROAD, YOU EXPERIENCED

ANOTHER DEATH EXPERIENCE.

TELL US WHAT HAPPENED?

WHAT HAPPENED IS AFTER

THE FIRST TIME THEY HAD TOLD

ME I SHOULD HAVE DIED.

IT WAS THE PRAYERS OF MY

MOTHER, I BELIEVE GOD MADE

VERY CLEAR.

IT SCARED ME ENOUGH TO GET

ME IN CHURCH.

YOU KNOW, TO SIT IN CHURCH,

TO BE -- TO MAKE SURE I WAS

THERE EVERY SUNDAY.

HEARD THE WORD, JUST NEVER

ALLOWED THE WORD TO GET IN

ME.

BUT AT THE SAME TIME, I

NEVER TOTALLY GAVE MY LIFE

TO CHRIST BECAUSE OF PEER

PRESSURE.

I HAD FRIENDS TELLING YOU,

YOU GET SAVED, YOU'VE GOT TO

CHANGE EVERYTHING, YOUR

LIFE, YOUR FRIENDS.

GOD WANTS ALL OF US, NOT

SOME OF US.

SO I DIDN'T GIVE HIM ALL OF

ME.

I SATISFIED MY FLESH, NOT MY

SPIRIT.

I DIDN'T SATISFY GOD.

I WAS SATISFYING PEOPLE.

Terry: DID YOU FEEL

GUILTY?

NO.

NO, NOT AT ALL BECAUSE I HAD

BOTH GOING AT THE SAME

TIME.

Terry: SO THEN WHAT

HAPPENS?

ONE DAY I WAS GOING TO MY

MOTHER'S HOUSE AND WALKING

THROUGH A MIDDLE BEDROOM,

EVERYTHING JUST WENT BLACK.

AND I DROPPED ON THE

GROUND.

MY BODY FELL.

I REMEMBER MY HANDS GOING

INTO THE GROUND.

FEAR FILLED THE ROOM.

I MEAN, TERRY, IT WAS SO

STRONG THAT I COULD FEEL MY

FLESH SHAKING.

Terry: AND YOU WERE

HIGH AT THE TIME, RIGHT?

NO.

I WAS STRAIGHT.

I WAS STRAIGHT.

I HAD NOT USED THAT

MORNING.

I WAS GOING TO GO OUT THAT

NIGHT AND PARTY.

AND IT JUST -- THE DRUGS

BUILT UP OVER TIME THAT MY

HEART COULDN'T TAKE NO

MORE.

BUT MY FLESH WAS SHAKING SO

BAD, AND IT WAS JUST THE

FEAR.

AND I COULD FEEL MY BODY

LEAVING.

I MEAN, IT WAS, LIKE, YOU

KNOW HOW THE BIBLE TALKS

YOU'RE A SPIRIT MAN.

WELL, I GOT A REVELATION OF

THAT BECAUSE I WAS HALF WAY

OUT OF MY BODY, AND I KNEW I

WAS HALF WAY OUT.

WHEN I LOOKED DOWN, I COULD

SEE MY FLESH AND MY HANDS IN

THE GROUND CRYING OUT FOR

JESUS.

BECAUSE I IMMEDIATELY

STARTED BEGGING GOD.

I SAID, JESUS, SAVE ME,

FORGIVE ME, DON'T LET ME GO

TO HELL.

EVERYTHING THAT WAS IN ME

WAS NOT LETTING GO OF THAT

CARPET.

BUT I WAS STILL GETTING

PULLED OUT.

AND I LOOKED UP BEHIND ME,

AND THERE WAS.

IT WAS A HUGE -- I CALL IT A

DARKNESS WITHIN A DARKNESS.

BECAUSE YOU HAVE DARKNESS,

BUT THEN THERE IS A LIVING

DARKNESS THAT HAD POWER.

IT HAD AUTHORITY OVER ME

BECAUSE IT WAS DRAGGING ME

OUT.

IT WAS THIS HUGE

SKULL-LOOKING THING WITH

HORNS, LIKE A RAM, BUT IT

HAD AUTHORITY OVER ME

BECAUSE I DIDN'T HAVE JESUS

CHRIST.

Terry: WHAT MADE YOU

CRY OUT FOR HELP.

HERE YOU'VE BEEN AT CHURCH.

YOU'VE BEEN HEARING THE

WORD, WHETHER YOU APPLIED IT

TO YOUR LIFE OR NOT.

RIGHT.

WELL, YOU KNOW, I THINK

SOMETIMES THINGS HAPPEN IN

OUR LIFE THAT CAN SCARE US

INTO CHURCH, BUT WE REALLY

DON'T COMMIT AND SUBMIT TO

GOD.

BUT THIS TIME I KNEW IF I

DIDN'T CRY OUT AND GOT REAL,

I WAS GOING TO HELL.

Terry: YEAH.

AND SO I CRIED OUT

SERIOUSLY AND SINCERELY.

AND I BEGGED GOD, AND I

WEPT.

AND A PEACE -- WHEN I CALLED

ON THAT NAME JESUS, TERRY,

IT WAS SO UNBELIEVABLE, THE

PEACE, IT WAS SO BEAUTIFUL.

IT WAS NOT EARTHLY.

IT WAS LIKE EVERYTHING WAS

ALL RIGHT.

DON'T WORRY ABOUT NOTHING.

IT FELT LIKE AN ANGEL PICKED

ME UP.

AND IT WAS LIKE HE TURNED MY

HEAD TOWARDS THE DOOR, AND

WHEN I DID, I COULD SEE A

LONG, GLORIOUS WHITE ROBE

AND A HAND.

IT WAS WHITER THAN ANY

WHITE.

IT WAS NOT EARTHLY.

IT WAS GLORIOUS.

HOW CAN I DESCRIBE IT?

POWERFUL.

IT WAS PEACEFUL.

IT WAS SAYING, EVERYTHING IS

ALL RIGHT.

DON'T WORRY ABOUT IT.

I'VE GOT YOU.

YOU CALLED ON MY NAME.

I WAS RIGHT HERE.

Terry: HOW DID YOUR

LIFE CHANGE AFTER THAT?

OH, I WENT TO CHURCH, I

SONG THE SONGS, EXCEPT THIS

TIME I WAS READING MY

BIBLE.

I WAS LISTENING TO WHAT HE

SAID.

I WAS ASKING GOD TO HELP ME

LIVE IT OUT IN MY LIFE.

TO HELP ME TO UNDERSTAND

IT.

Terry: YOU ENTERED INTO

A RELATIONSHIP?

OH, YES.

I PURSUED GOD, RECKLESS

ABANDONMENT.

I PURSUED GOD WITH

EVERYTHING IN ME.

Terry: I LOVE THE

SCRIPTURE THAT SAYS YOU'LL

FIND ME WHEN YOU SEARCH FOR

ME WITH ALL OF YOUR HEART.

YOU SEARCHED WITH ALL OF

YOUR HEART.

YES.

Terry: I WANT FOLKS TO

KNOW THEY CAN HEAR ALL OF

YOUR STORY AND THEY CAN

SHARE IT WITH THEIR FRIENDS

ON SOCIAL MEDIA, ALL YOU

HAVE TO DO IS SEE A VIDEO

THAT GOES INTO MORE DEPTH

ON CBN.COM.

THANK YOU, TERRY, FOR

HAVING ME.

Terry: THANK YOU.

Pat: FOLKS, HEAVEN IS

REAL.

HELL IS REAL.

LIFE AFTER DEATH IS REAL.

DON'T WAIT.

IF YOU'VE MADE A DECISION,

CALL UP AND TELL US.

BUT MORE THAN ANYTHING, CALL

UPON THE NAME OF THE LORD.

THE BIBLE SAYS WHOEVER CALLS

UPON THE NAME OF THE LORD

WILL BE SAVED.

HE MEANS THAT.

THAT'S WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS,

AND IT'S TRUE.

COMING UP, WE'LL BRING IT ON

WITH YOUR E-MAIL QUESTIONS.

CAROLYN ASKS, "WHY ARE THERE

PEOPLE WHO SAY THEY DIED,

WENT TO HEAVEN, AND THEN

CAME BACK?

DOES THIS MEAN THEY DON'T

EVER DIE AGAIN?"

Pat: WELL, WE'VE GOT

QUESTIONS ABOUT YOUR LIFE

AFTER DEATH, NEXT.

IT WAS SO VAFTD VAST,

AND THERE WAS NO REAL

BEGINNING OR END TO IT.

IT WAS JUST PERFECT PEACE.

I KNEW THAT I WAS THERE IN

THAT PLACE BECAUSE I WAS

DEAD.

I KNEW THAT.

AND I WAS NOT AFRAID.

I WAS NOT AFRAID TO BE

THERE.

I WAS HAPPY TO BE THERE.

IT WAS LIKE I WAS HOME.

AND I WANTED TO STAY THERE.

MY GRANDMOTHER SAID, NO, YOU

CAN'T GO WITH US.

YOU HAVE TO GO BACK.

AND I SAID, I CAN'T GO

BACK.

I'M NOT PHYSICALLY OKAY.

AND I WAS POINTING TO MY

LEFT SIDE THAT WAS

PARALYZED.

AND SHE SAID, YOUR BODY WILL

HEAL.

AND I FELT RIGHT THEN THAT

SOMEBODY THAT JUST COME AND

PUT A WARM BLANKET AROUND ME

AND THEIR ARMS AROUND ME,

AND I KNEW RIGHT THEN THAT I

WAS IN THE PRESENCE OF OUR

LORD.

I FELT IT.

I KNEW IT.

AND THEN SHE SAID GO BACK

AND BE HAPPY.

Terry: THESE ARE

AMAZING STORIES OF PEOPLE

WHO HAVE EXPERIENCED DEATH

AND ARE SHARING THEIR

STORIES WITH US.

IT'S TIME TO BRING ON YOUR

QUESTIONS FOR PAT.

AND, PAT, THIS FIRST ONE IS

FROM CAROLYN WHO SAYS, "WHY

ARE THERE PEOPLE WHO SAY

THEY DIED, WENT TO HEAVEN

AND THEN CAME BACK.

DOES THIS MEAN THEY WON'T

EVER DIE AGAIN, OR DOES IT

SIMPLY MEAN THEY WEREN'T

REALLY DEAD WHEN THEY SAW

HEAVEN?"

Pat: NO, THEY WERE

DEAD.

IT IS WHAT IS CALLED A

RESUSCITATION.

THERE IS A RESURRECTION.

THE TIME WILL COME WHEN

WE'RE GIVING NEW BODIES,

SPIRITUAL BODIES, THE SAME

KIND JESUS HAD WHEN HE ROSE

FROM THE DEAD.

THAT'S THE RESURRECTION.

THESE ARE RESUSCITATIONS.

THE PEOPLE DIE, BUT THEY'RE

RESUSCITATED.

JUST LIKE LAZARUS, HE WAS

DEAD, SO MUCH SO HIS CORPSE

WAS STINKING, AND YET JESUS

BROUGHT HIM BACK AND HIS

SPIRIT WENT BACK INTO HIS

BODY.

BUT, YES, HE WILL DIE AGAIN

BECAUSE THAT IS A

RESUSCITATION, NOT

RESURRECTION.

Terry: THIS IS FROM

BRANDON WHO SAYS, "I HAVE A

FEAR OF DEATH.

HOW CAN I STOP BEING AFRAID

OF DYING?"

Pat: YOU CAN READ THE

BIBLE, YOU CAN GET CLOSE TO

THE LORD.

YOU CAN LISTEN TO SOME OF

THESE TESTIMONIES WE'RE

HAVING NOW.

LISTEN, YOU KNOW, THE BIBLE

SAYS THAT THOSE, WHO THROUGH

FEAR OF DEATH WERE ALL THEIR

LIFETIME SUBJECT TO

BONDAGE.

THE FEAR OF DEATH IS SATAN'S

WAY OF KEEPING US IN

BONDAGE.

BUT WE NEED TO HAVE OUR

CONSCIENCE CLEARED THAT WE

WOULD UNDERSTAND THAT YOU

DON'T HAVE TO BE AFRAID OF

DEATH.

JESUS CHRIST BROKE THE

PENALTY OF DEATH.

AND YOU READ WHAT THE

APOSTLE PAUL HAS TO SAY IN 1

CORINTHIANS: "OH, DEATH,

WHERE IS THY STING."

THERE IS NO STING NAME

BECAUSE JESUS CHRIST HAS

BROKEN THE BONDS OF DEATH

AND HE HAS OPENED THE WAY OF

HEAVEN FOR US.

YOU JUST HAVE TO READ THE

BIBLE, AND FOCUS ON THE

LORD.

YOU HAVE TO PRAISE HIM FOR

IT.

YOU'RE AFRAID BECAUSE YOU'RE

THINKING ABOUT YOU.

IF YOU START THINKING ABOUT

JESUS, IT WILL CHANGE YOUR

PERSPECTIVE.

Terry: ALANA SAYS, "HOW

CAN HEAVEN BE PERFECT IF ALL

OF OUR LOVED ONES AREN'T

THERE?"

Pat: IT IS GOING TO BE

PERFECT FOR THOSE THAT ARE

THERE.

YOU WILL, I THINK BE SO

ABSORBED WITH THE PRESENCE

OF GOD AND HIS AWE AND

WONDER AND MAGESTY, AND ALL

THAT IS THERE, AND THERE

WILL BE NO CRYING OR TEARS.

SO YOU WON'T BE CRYING OVER

LOVED ONES.

IT'S PERFECT.

Terry: MANY PEOPLE WHO

HAVE GONE AND HAD THAT DEATH

EXPERIENCE, TALKED ABOUT

THAT PERFECT LOVE BEING SO

OVERWHELMING AND SO OVER

POWERING, THAT NOTHING

EXISTED.

Pat: THAT ABSORBS

EVERYTHING ELSE.

Terry: PHIL SAYS, "CAN

PEOPLE IN HEAVEN LOOK DOWN

ON US AND SEE THOSE OF US

WHO ARE STILL ON EARTH?"

Pat: I DON'T THINK SO.

I DON'T THINK WE WANT A

BUNCH OF DEAD PEOPLE LOOKING

IN ON EVERYTHING WE'RE

DOING.

Terry: WHAT DO YOU

THINK OF THE SCRIPTURE THAT

SAYS THERE IS A CLOUD OF

WITNESSES?

WHAT DO YOU THINK THAT

MEANS?

Pat: THE CLOUD OF

WITNESSES IS THOSE WHO HAVE

GONE BEFORE US, WHO

WITNESSED THE FAITH OF THE

LORD.

Terry: NOT NECESSARILY

WITNESSING OUR RACE?

Pat: RIGHT.

WE'RE SURROUNDED BY PEOPLE

WHO HAVE TESTIFIED TO THE

FAITH OF GOD.

THOSE ARE THE WITNESSES WHO

SURROUND US.

Terry: THIS IS MARK WHO

SAYS, "WHAT WILL WE LOOK

LOOK IN HEAVEN?"

Pat: WELL, I THINK

WE'RE GOING TO BE LIKE THE

ANGELS.

I ALSO THINK WHEN WE HAVE A

RESURRECTION BODY, IT WILL

BE A PERFECTION OF WHERE WE

ARE.

BUT, YOU KNOW, THE APOSTLE

PAUL SAID IT'S LIKE A SEED

THAT FALLS ON THE GROUND,

LIKE WHEAT.

YOU SEE A LITTLE KERNEL AND

ALL OF A SUDDEN COMES UP

THIS GLORIOUS STONE.

HE SAYS THAT'S WHAT IT IS

GOING TO BE LIKE WHEN WE'RE

IN THE RESURRECTION.

Terry: THAT'S ALL OF

THE TIME WE'VE HAD FOR

QUESTIONS TODAY.

WE'VE HAD SOME INTERESTING

QUESTIONS THIS WEEK AS WE

FOCUSED ON HEAVEN AND HELL.

WE HOPE EVERYTHING YOU HAVE

SEEN AND HEARD DRIVE YOU TO

PASSIONATELY FIND OUT MORE

ABOUT JESUS CHRIST AND WHO

HE IS.

Pat: WELL, MONDAY, A

COLLEGE FRESHMAN GONE WILD

GETS A SECOND CHANCE.

AND TODAY WE LEAVE YOU WITH

THESE WORDS FROM MALACHI:

"TO YOU WHO FEAR MY NAME,

THE SON OF RIGHTEOUSNESS

SHALL ARISE WITH HEALING IN

HIS WINGS."

WE'LL SEE YOU ON MONDAY.

UNTIL THEN, GOD BLESS YOU.

GOOD-BYE.

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