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700 Club Interactive: Energy Therapy - November 6, 2012

Gordon Robertson and Terry Meeuwsen teach us the difference between energy therapy and miraculous healing. Read Transcript


Gordon: COMING UP, AN

ENERGY PRESCRIPTION.

THE TECHNIQUE INVOLVES A

THERAPIST LOCATING THE

SOURCE OF THE ENERGY PROBLEM

BY PASSING HER HANDS A FEW

INCHES OVER THE TOP OF THE

BODY OF THE PATIENT.

Gordon: DISCOVER HOW

THIS NEW-AGE PRACTICE IS

SHAPING YOUR HEALTH CARE ON

TODAY'S "700 CLUB

INTERACTIVE."

ON "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.

Gordon: WELCOME TO THE

PROGRAM.

THANKS FOR SPENDING TIME

WITH US.

THERE IS A NEW TREATMENT

GAINING POPULARITY IN

HOSPITALS NATIONWIDE, AND IT

DOESN'T INVOLVE MEDICATION

OR SURGERY.

IT IS CALLED THERAPEUTIC

TOUCH, AND OVER 30% OF

HOSPITALS ARE NOW USING IT.

HOWEVER, MANY PATIENTS HAVE

NOT BEEN INFORMED OF ITS

ORIGINS.

LAURIE JOHNSON HAS MORE.

Reporter: THERAPEUTIC

TOUCH WAS DEVELOPED BY

AMERICANS DORA COONS AND

DOLORES KRUEGER IN THE

1970s.

IT IS BASED ON THE THEORY

THAT PEOPLE ARE MADE UP OF

ENERGY.

AND WHEN YOU FEEL BAD, THERE

IS SOMETHING WRONG WITH YOUR

ENERGY.

IT IS BLOCKED, OUT OF

BALANCE OR WEAK.

THERAPEUTIC TOUCH IS SAID TO

PROMOTE HEALING.

THE TECHNIQUE INVOLVES A

THERAPIST PASSING HER HANDS

A FEW INCHES OVER THE TOP OF

THE BODY OF THE PATIENT.

THERE IS USUALLY NO ACTUALLY

TOUCHING INVOLVED.

THE IDEA IS THAT THE

THERAPIST CAN SENSE OR FEEL

A DISTURBANCE IN THE

PATIENT'S ENERGY.

THEN ONCE THE SOURCE OF THE

ENERGY DISTURBANCE IS

LOCATED, THE THERAPIST

FLICKS IT AWAY BY CASTING

THE NEGATIVE ENERGY AWAY

FROM THE PATIENT AND INTO

THE AIR.

FINALLY THE THERAPIST THEN

TRANSFERS HER OWN POSITIVE

ENERGY ON TO THE PATIENT.

ACCORDING TO THE JOURNAL OF

THE AMERICAN MEDICAL

ASSOCIATION, ONLY ONE STUDY

OUT OF 83 CONFIRMED POSITIVE

RESULTS FOR THERAPEUTIC

TOUCH THERAPY.

NEVERTHELESS, NEARLY 30% OF

HOSPITALS SURVEYED OFFERED

THERAPEUTIC TOUCH TO THEIR

PATIENTS.

LAURIE JOHNSON, CBN NEWS.

Gordon: IT'S AN

INTERESTING THING.

TO SAY IT WAS INVENTED IN

THE 1970s, YOU'VE GOT TO

GO WAY BACK ON THIS ONE.

THERE ARE A LOT OF DIFFERENT

TRADITIONS, IF YOU WILL,

THAT SPEAK IN TERMS OF A

CHI, HARNESSING THE ENERGY

OF THE BODY.

AND YOU LOOK AT SOME

PRACTICES COMING OUT OF

CHINA, OUT OF JAPAN, THAT

LITERALLY MIMIC THIS.

SO IT IS NOT NEW.

AND AS SOON AS YOU START

TALKING ABOUT HARNESSING

LIFE FORCES, I HEAD FOR THE

EXITS.

WE'VE GOT A CHAT QUESTION ON

THIS.

LET'S GO OVER TO

MARGUERITE.

SARAH ASKS, "WHY DO YOU

THINK THAT HEALTH CARE IS

ACCEPTING ENERGY HEALING AS

TREATMENT FOR THEIR

PATIENTS?"

Gordon: I THINK WE ALL

WANT TO SORT OF BELIEVE IN

SOME KIND OF FORCE.

WE EVEN HAD A WHOLE MOVIE

SERIES ON IT, MAY THE FORCE

BE WITH YOU.

SOMEHOW OR ANOTHER IF WE GET

ENOUGH KNOWLEDGE, IF WE HAVE

THESE MYSTICAL EXPERIENCES,

THAT WE'LL BE ABLE TO

HARNESS THAT FORCE AND USE

IT FOR GOOD.

AND IT REALLY COMES OUT OF A

LOT OF BUDDHIST AND HINDU

TRADITIONS, CO CONFUCIUS

TRADITIONS.

WHERE YOU ENTER SOME KIND OF

SECRET KNOWLEDGE, AND BY

HARNESSING THAT SECURITY

KNOWLEDGE, YOU BECOME A

MASTER.

AND THEY HAVE DEGREES IN

IT.

ALL OF IT IGNORES WHAT THE

BIBLE VERY PLAINLY TEACHES,

THAT THE HOLY SPIRIT IS

GIVEN TO US.

AND IT IS NOT BY HOW MUCH

YOU PRAY OR MEDITATE.

IT'S ALL A GIFT OF GOD.

IT'S BY GRACE THROUGH

FAITH.

AND THAT'S THE BASIS FOR ALL

HEALING IN THE NEW

TESTAMENT, AND THE BASIS FOR

OUR FAITH.

SO DON'T DEPART FROM IT.

BECAUSE ONCE YOU START DOWN

THESE ROADS, THERE IS NEVER

ENOUGH.

YOU CAN NEVER MEDITATE

ENOUGH.

YOU CAN NEVER PRAY ENOUGH.

YOU CAN'T FAST ENOUGH.

YOU CAN'T DO ENOUGH GOOD

DEEDS.

YOU START A DOCTRINE OF

WORKS.

AND THE BIBLE IS VERY

CLEAR.

LET US BE CLEANSED FROM DEAD

WORKS TO SERVE THE LIVING

GOD.

AND IT'S ALWAYS BY FAITH.

AND WHEN WE UNDERSTAND THAT,

AND FAITH IN WHAT?

WELL, FAITH IN JESUS, THAT

HE DID IT.

THAT HE LIVED THE PERFECT

LIFE.

THAT HE DIED FOR US AND FOR

OUR SINS, AND HE WAS RES

CORRECTE RESURRECTED FOR

OUR JUSTIFICATION.

WHEN WE UNDERSTAND THAT,

THEN WE UNDERSTAND ALL WE

NEED.

LET'S GET A LITTLE MORE

INDEPTH IN BUDDHISM.

THERE ARE NOW 350 MILLION

BUDDHISTS IN THE WORLD

TODAY.

AND MANY THINK BUDDHISM IS A

RELIGION THAT TEACHES HOW TO

FIND INNER PEACE AND

NIRVANA.

IT ALSO TEACHES THAT YOUR

QUEST FOR NIRVANA IS

ABSOLUTELY IMPOSSIBLE.

WATCH THIS.

OHM!

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Gordon: AROUND THE

WORLD, 350 MILLION BUD THE

DIST THE -- BUDDHISTS ARE

STRIVING FOR ONE THING,

NIRVANA.

WHEN ONE REACHES NIRVANA,

IT ALL ENDS THERE.

THE PERSON HAS BEEN

EXTINGUISHED.

Gordon: IN BUDDHISM,

THERE IS NO CREATOR.

NO SUPREME GOD.

AND NO SALVATION BUT

YOURSELVES.

I WAS TAUGHT THAT YOU ARE

YOUR OWN STRENGTH.

YOU HAVE TO ACHIEVE YOUR OWN

GLORY AND ACHIEVE SPIRITUAL

IMPROVEMENT BY YOURSELF.

Gordon: TO REACH

NIRVANA IS TO EXTINGUISH THE

SELF, A NEARLY IMPOSSIBLE

TASK.

IN MY OPINION, REACHING

NIRVANA SEEMS A HOPELESS

SITUATION.

Gordon: MORE THAN 2,000

YEARS AGO, A NOBLEMAN NAMED

SIR ARTHUR GODAMA WENT ON A

QUEST TO OVERCOME SUFFERING

AND DEATH.

THROUGH SELF-DISCIPLINE AND

MEDITATION, HE BELIEVED THAT

HE HAD FINALLY ACHIEVED

NIRVANA.

AFTER THAT, HE BECAME KNOWN

AS THE BUDDHA, OR

ENLIGHTENED ONE.

BUDDHA CLAIMED THAT HE HAD

FOUND THE CAUSE OF HUMAN

SUFFERING AND THE WAY TO END

IT.

HE THEN LAID OUT HIS FOUR

NOBLE TRUTHS.

ALL EXISTENCE IS SUFFERING.

HUMAN DESIRE OR ATTACHMENT

CAUSES THIS SUFFERING.

HUMANS CAN END SUFFERING BY

PUTTING AN END TO THEIR

SELFISH DESIRES.

THE FOURTH TRUTH SAYS THAT

THE ONLY WAY TO ACHIEVE

NIRVANA IS TO FOLLOW THE

EIGHT-FOLD PATH.

A SERIES OF MENTAL AND

BEHAVIORAL GUIDELINES.

THIS PATH IS ILLUSTRATED BY

THE DHARMA WHEEL, ONE OF THE

MOST IMPORTANT SYMBOLS OF

BUDDHISM.

IT REPRESENTS THE ENDLESS

CYCLE OF LIFE THROUGH

REBIRTH.

THE WHEEL IS DIVIDED INTO

THREE SECTIONS: WISDOM,

ETHICAL CONDUCT, AND MENTAL

DEVELOPMENT.

FOR BUDDHIST MONKS,

FOLLOWING THE PATH DEMANDS

THEY LEAVE EVERYTHING

BEHIND.

EVEN THEIR FAMILIES.

TO FOCUS ON PERFECTING

THEMSELVES.

PEOPLE WHO REALLY WANT TO

ACHIEVE NIRVANA NEED TO

REMOVE THEMSELVES FROM

SOCIETY AND LEAVE EVERYTHING

IN ORDER TO KEEP THEIR MINDS

AND SOULS PEACEFUL.

THEREFORE, THE ONES WHO HAVE

ACHIEVED NIRVANA ARE MOSTLY

MONKS.

AFTER ENTERING MONKHOOD,

THERE ARE 227 RULES THAT

NEED TO BE FOLLOWED.

THOSE WHO WANT TO ACHIEVE

NIRVANA NEED TO MEDITATE AT

ALL TIMES.

ONE CANNOT ALLOW HIS

FEELINGS OR EMOTIONS TO

OVERTAKE THEM.

THE SOUL NEEDS TO BE PURE

AND FREE FROM ANY EMOTION OR

SADNESS.

THAT PERSON'S SOUL NEEDS TO

BE PURE, BRIGHT, AND

PEACEFUL ALL OF THE TIME.

ONLY THEN CAN HE ACHIEVE

NIRVANA.

Gordon: AND THERE IS NO

SUPREME GOD TO HELP YOU

ACHIEVE NIRVANA.

IN BUDDHISM, THE FATE OF

YOUR SOUL DEPENDS ENTIRELY

ON YOU.

EACH OF US HAS OUR OWN

RESPONSIBILITY.

AND EACH OF US DOES SUFFER

BECAUSE OF OUR CONFUSION.

BUT IF WE COME TO UNDERSTAND

THERE IS -- WE CAN FREE

OURSELVES FROM SUFFERING,

EVEN IN THIS LIFE, MUCH LESS

WAITING FOR SOMEONE ELSE TO

DO IT FOR US ANY TIME.

Gordon: AND IF YOU

DON'T GET IT RIGHT IN THIS

LIFE, BUDDHISTS BELIEVE

THERE IS ALWAYS THE NEXT.

THE CYCLIC EXISTENCE IS A

PROCESS OF REBIRTH, IN ORDER

FOR EACH SOUL TO MAKE AMENDZ

AMENDS FOR THEIR BAD KARMA.

IF ONE KILLS AND EATS AN

ANIMAL, THAT PERSON WILL BE

BORN AS AN ANIMAL DURING HIS

NEXT LIFE.

THE CHANCES FOR A SOUL TO BE

BORN AS A HUMAN BEING IN

ORDER TO IMPROVE THEIR

SPIRITUALITY, THEIR KARMA,

AND TO BE ABLE TO ACHIEVE

NIRVANA ARE VERY SLIM.

IT IS VERY HARD.

THE WHOLE TEACHING WAS

THAT THERE IS NO SEPARATED

SELF.

IT IS A HARD ROAD BECAUSE

YOU REALIZE THAT ULTIMATELY

YOU CAN'T REALLY HAVE

NIRVANA UNTIL ALL BEINGS

HAVE NIRVANA.

SO THEN THAT MAKES IT REALLY

TOUGH.

Gordon: IT DOES MAKE IT

REALLY TOUGH.

WHEN YOU START UNDERSTANDING

WHAT UNDERLIES THESE BELIEF

SYSTEMS, THEN IT'S A LOT

MORE THAN JUST BREATHING

EXERCISES OR MEDITATION

EXERCISES.

YOU START TO UNDERSTAND THE

HOPELESSNESS OF IT.

AND THE HOPELESSNESS OF

PEOPLE IN THESE BELIEF

SYSTEMS, THAT, WELL, THERE

IS NO SALVATION IN THIS

LIFE.

YOU CAN'T GET THERE.

YOU CAN'T GET THERE UNTIL

EVERYBODY GETS THERE, AND SO

IT BECOMES VERY, VERY TOUGH,

AS YOU JUST HEARD.

WELL, JESUS BREAKS THROUGH

ALL OF THAT.

AND WHEN WE UNDERSTAND THAT

HE IS THE WAY, THE TRUTH,

AND THE LIFE, AND THAT NO

ONE COMES TO THE FATHER BUT

BY HIM -- I'M QUOTING THE

BIBLE.

I'M QUOTING THE WORDS OF

JESUS HIMSELF.

WHERE HE SAYS, "I'M THE WAY,

I'M THE TRUTH, I'M THE

LIFE."

YOU CAN'T GET THERE BUT BY

ME.

AND HE GIVES IT TO YOU

FREELY.

HE SAYS, LET ME BE THE DOOR

FOR YOU.

LET ME OPEN IT UP.

YOU CAN HAVE LITERALLY

COMMUNION WITH GOD IF YOU

JUST LET JESUS DO IT FOR

YOU.

AND THAT'S WHAT IT IS.

IT'S THE MESSAGE OF

SALVATION.

IT IS THE GREATEST STORY,

THE GREATEST GOSPEL, GOOD

NEWS, THAT THE WORLD HAS

EVER HEARD.

AND ALL WE HAVE TO DO IS

BELIEVE ON HIM AND HIS

SACRIFICE, AND HE TAKES CARE

OF EVERYTHING FOR US.

WE'LL BE BACK WITH MORE "700

CLUB INTERACTIVE" RIGHT

AFTER THIS.

Gordon: A COUPLE IS

TOLD THEIR SON'S LIFE IS

OVER.

FIND OUT HOW THEY FOUGHT A

HOPELESS DIAGNOSIS ON THE

NEXT "700 CLUB

INTERACTIVE."

THE NUMBER ONE CAUSE OF

DEATH FOR CHILDREN TODAY IS

PNEUMONIA.

SO WHEN A LITTLE GIRL IN

HONDURAS GOT THE DISEASE,

HER PARENTS SAW IT AS A

DEATH SENTENCE.

Reporter: DELSIA IS A

SWEET LITTLE GIRL WHO LIVES

HIGH AND THE MOUNTAINS IN

HONDURAS WITH HER MOM AND

DAD.

HER DAD GROWS CORN, BUT IT

DOESN'T BRING IN ENOUGH TO

TREAT THEIR DAUGHTER'S

BRONCHITIS.

SHE COULDN'T BREATHE WELL

BECAUSE OF THE COUGH.

Reporter: HER PARENTS

WALKED THREE HOURS TO THE

CLOSEST HEALTH CENTER TO

HAVE THEIR DAUGHTER

CHECKED.

BUT THEY ONLY HAD ENOUGH

MONEY FOR COUGH MEDICINE,

NOT ENOUGH FOR THE

ANTIBIOTICS TO FIGHT THE

INFECTION.

DAYS LATER, DELSIA'S COUGH

TURNED INTO A DEADLY FORM OF

PNEUMONIA.

WE GOT SAD BECAUSE WE

DIDN'T HAVE A WAY TO BUY THE

ANTIBIOTIC THAT WAS POWERFUL

ENOUGH TO FIGHT THE

PNEUMONIA.

WE WONDERED IF OUR LITTLE

GIRL WOULD DIE.

Reporter: BUT THAT SAME

WEEK, "OPERATION BLESSING"

CAME TO THEIR TOWN TO SET UP

A FREE MEDICAL CLINIC.

FOR DELSIA, IT CAME JUST IN

TIME.

WE TOLD THE DOCTOR ABOUT

OUR DAUGHTER'S BREATHING

PROBLEM.

HE EXAMINED HER AND GAVE HER

A POWERFUL ANTIBIOTIC.

TODAY OUR DAUGHTER IS NO

LONGER GETTING SICK, AND WE

SEE SHE IS HAPPIER AND HAS

MORE ENERGY WHEN SHE IS

PLAYING.

Reporter: AND TO MAKE

SURE THE FAMILY HAS ENOUGH

MONEY TO PAY FOR THEIR

DAUGHTER IN THE FUTURE,

"OPERATION BLESSING" BOUGHT

THEM SOME CHICKENS TO START

SELLING EGGS.

I'M GRATEFUL TO

"OPERATION BLESSING" BECAUSE

THEY SAVED MY DAUGHTER'S

LIFE.

THANK YOU, "OPERATION

BLESSING."

Gordon: AND THANK YOU.

IF YOU'RE A MEMBER OF "THE

700 CLUB," YOU'RE PART OF

THAT BLESSING, PART OF

BRINGING HEALING TO THAT

LITTLE GIRL.

IF YOU'RE NOT A MEMBER, JOIN

WITH US.

JOIN WITH EVERYTHING WR

WE'RE DOING AROUND THE

WORLD.

WE WANT TO LIFT THEM UP,

PROVIDE MEDICAL CARE FOR

THOSE WHO CAN'T AFFORD IT.

BUT, MORE IMPORTANTLY, WE

WANT TO PREACH THE GOSPEL TO

EVERY NATION AND EVERY TRIBE

IN THEIR TONGUE.

WE HAVE CENTERS LOCATED ALL

AROUND THE WORLD, WHERE WE

TRAIN CHRISTIANS HOW TO

PREACH THE GOSPEL IN THEIR

OWN LANGUAGES.

IF YOU WANT TO BE A PART OF

IT, JOIN WITH US.

CALL THAT NUMBER,

1-888-777-1999.

JUST SAY, YES, I WANT TO

JOIN "THE 700 CLUB."

HOW MUCH IS THAT?

JUST $20 A MONTH, 65 CENTS A

DAY.

WHEN YOU CALL, I'VE GOT

SOMETHING I WANT YOU TO

HAVE.

IT IS MY FATHER'S LATEST

D.V.D. TEACHING, "GOD'S PLAN

FOR AMERICA, HOW TO PREPARE

FOR THE DAYS AHEAD."

A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE

PREDICTING DOOM.

AND WE'RE LOOKING AT A VERY

UNCERTAIN FUTURE.

THIS WILL GIVE YOU HOPE AND

ENCOURAGEMENT THAT GOD

REMEMBERS THE COVENANT THAT

WAS MADE BY THE EARLIEST

SETTLERS TO OUR CONTINENT,

AND WHAT THEY ESTABLISHED

HERE.

THEY ASKED FOR GOD'S

BLESSING.

AND HE HASN'T FORGOTTEN

THAT.

WE MAY HAVE, AND WE NEED TO

RENEW IT.

WE NEED TO UNDERSTAND THAT

IF MY PEOPLE, WHO ARE CALLED

BY MY NAME, WILL HUMBLE

THEMSELVES AND PRAY, GOD

WILL HEAR FROM HEAVEN AND HE

WILL HEAL OUR LAND.

THIS WILL GIVE YOU HOPE,

PERSEVERANCE AND PRAYER.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS JOIN

"THE 700 CLUB."

1-888-777-1999.

WHEN YOU CALL, ASK FOR

PLEDGE EXPRESS.

THAT'S ELECTRONIC MONTHLY

GIVING.

THE BANK DOES ALL OF THE

WORK.

THERE ARE NO CHECKS TO

WRITE.

WE SAVE SO MUCH, WE CAN SEND

MONTHLY TEACHING C.D.s FOR

YOU CALLED "POWER FOR

LIFE."

IF YOU WANT THOSE, ASK FOR

PLEDGE EXPRESS WHEN YOU

CALL.

WHEN WE COME BACK, WE HAVE

SOME IN-BOX QUESTIONS.

ROXANNEA WRITES IN, "I'M A

MASSACHUSETTS THERAPIST AND

MY SPOUSE AND OTHERS TELL ME

TO BE CAREFUL BECAUSE OF THE

LAYING OF HUNDRE HANDS.

SHOULD I BE CAREFUL?"

WE'LL ANSWER THAT AND MORE

ON "700 CLUB INTERACTIVE."

Gordon: RO ROXANNA

RIGHT WRITES IN, "I'M A

MASSACHUSETTMASSAGE

THERAPIST, AND MY SPOUSE AND

FRIENDS TELL ME TO BE

CAREFUL BECAUSE OF THE

LAYING OF HANDS.

SOMETIMES I CAN WORK FOR

HOURS AND BE LOST, AND

SOMETIMES I CAN WORK ON

SOMEONE FOR JUST AN HOUR BE

AND BE DRAINED.

IS THIS RELATED?"

ROXANNA, YES, IT IS, BUT

DON'T GET TOO CONFUSED.

SOME PEOPLE WILL QUOTE A

PARTICULARLY BIBLE VERSE,

WHERE PAUL ADMONISHES, DON'T

LAY HANDS ON ANY MAN.

WHAT HE IS TALKING ABOUT IS

APPOINTING PEOPLE TO

POSITIONS IN CHURCH.

THAT YOU DON'T WANT TO

ELEVATE SOMEONE QUICKLY TO A

POSITION OF AUTHORITY IN THE

CHURCH.

HE IS NOT WARNING ABOUT

LAYING ON OF HANDS.

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU LAY

HANDS ON SOMEONE AS A

BELIEVER IN JESUS CHRIST,

FILLED WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT,

THE LAYING ON HANDS IS HOW

THE APOSTLES TRANSFERRED

THAT TO OTHER PEOPLE, AND

HEBREWS TALKS ABOUT THE

DOCTRINES OF LAYING ON OF

HANDS, THAT IT WAS A WAY TO

BESTOW THE GIFTS OF THE HOLY

SPIRIT.

PAUL WAS VERY SPECIFIC AND

DOING THAT.

HE WOULD LAY HANDS ON PEOPLE

AND THEY WOULD RECEIVE THE

HOLY SPIRIT.

IT IS ALSO A WAY FOR

HEALING.

JAMES 5, THE PRAY OF FAITH,

GET THE ELDERS TO LAY HANDS,

AND THE PRAYER OF FAITH WILL

RAISE UP THE SICK.

SO IT IS A WAY FOR HEALING.

IT IS A WAY FOR IMPARTATION

OF THE HOLY SPIRIT.

IT WAS ALSO A WAY FOR

ANOINTING PEOPLE FOR OFFICE

WITHIN THE CHURCH.

THAT'S HOW PASTORS WERE

COMMISSIONED IN THE EARLY

CHURCH, THROUGH THE LAYING

ON OF HANDS.

NOW, DO YOU HAVE TO WORRY

BECAUSE, YOU KNOW, IT'S

SOMEONE YOU LAY HANDS ON, IS

IT SOMEHOW GOING TO GET

YOU?

NO.

WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN IS

HE WHO IS IN YOU IS GOING TO

GET THEM.

THAT'S WHY YOU FEEL

DRAINED.

YOU HAVE AN OUTPOURING OF,

FROM YOUR SPIRIT.

WHEN THE WOMAN WITH AN ISSUE

JUST TOUCHED THE HAND OF THE

GARMENT OF JESUS, HE SAID I

FELT VIRTUAL LEAVE ME AND IT

HEALED HER.

SO VIRTUAL IS LEAVING YOU

AND IT'S HEAL THE ONE THAT

YOU'RE PRAYING FOR, THAT

YOU'RE LAYING HANDS ON.

IT DOESN'T WORK THE OTHER

WAY.

WHAT'S IN THEM DOESN'T GET

ON YOU.

BECAUSE HE WHO IS IN YOU IS

GREATER THAN HE WHO IS IN

THE WORLD.

WHAT I WOULD ADVICE YOU TO

DO IS JUST GET PRAYED UP.

IF YOU FEEL DRAINED, JUST

TAKE A MINUTE AND ASK GOD TO

FILL YOU UP, AND HE WILL.

HE GIVES THE HOLY SPIRIT

WITHOUT MEASURE.

HE POURS IT OUT ON ALL

FLESH.

SO THAT MEANS YOU, AND HE'LL

POUR IT OUT ON YOU.

SO DON'T BE AFRAID.

REALIZE IT IS A TREMENDOUS

MINISTRY AND YOU CAN,

LITERALLY THROUGH THE LAYING

ON OF HANDS, AS YOU'RE

ENGAGED IN THIS THERAPY, YOU

CAN BRING HEALING TO THEM.

LET'S GO OVER TO OUR

CHATROOM.

WE'VE GOT ANOTHER QUESTION.

EMILY WRITES, "WHAT WOULD

YOU SAY TO SOMEONE WHO SAYS

THAT ENERGY THERAPY OR TOUCH

HEALING WORKS?"

Gordon: WELL, ACCORDING

TO THE MEDICAL JOURNALS, IT

DOESN'T.

SO THERE IS NO SCIENTIFIC

EVIDENCE THAT THIS KIND OF

THERAPY WORKS.

THERE IS PLENTY OF EVIDENCE

THAT THE PRAYER OF FAITH

WORKS, AND PLENTY OF

TESTIMONIES ABOUT PEOPLE WHO

WERE HEALED THROUGH PRAYER

AND THROUGH THE LAYING ON OF

HANDS, AND THROUGH SIMPLE

FAITH.

IF YOU WANT TO SEE THEM, ALL

YOU HAVE TO DO IS GO TO

cbn.com AND GO INTO OUR

VIDEO LIBRARY AND YOU'LL

FIND A WHOLE WEALTH OF

STORIES OF PEOPLE WHO WERE

INSTANTLY HEALED AND GRADUAL

OF HEALED THROUGH THE PRAYER

OF FAITH.

LIZ WRITES, "I'M CONFUSED

OVER REIKI, AND WHAT WILL IT

DO TO ONE'S SPIRIT?"

REIKI WAS A DISCIPLINE

STARTED BY A BUDDHIST MONK

IN JAPAN IN THE 1920s.

I WOULD BE VERY WEARY OF

IT.

THE ORIGIN IS HE SAID HE WAS

IN MEDITATION AND HE FELT A

SPIRIT ENTER ONE OF HIS

CHAKRAS, AND FROM THAT POINT

FORWARD, HE STARTED TEACHING

THIS HEALING TECHNIQUE.

AND FOLLOWING THE ENERGY

PATTERNS IN PEOPLE'S

BODIES.

A LOT OF THIS -- WHAT WE'VE

BEEN TALKING ABOUT TODAY, IN

TERMS OF THIS HEALING

THERAPY THING, IS REALLY

REIKI IN OTHER GUISE.

AND AS SOON AS YOU START

SAYING SHAC CHAKRAS, AND

SPIRIT FORCES ENTERING YOUR

CHAKRAS, I WOULD BE VERY

WEARY.

"IS NEW AGE MUSIC OKAY TO

LISTEN TO?

YANNI AND OTHERS LIKE HIM?"

Gordon: FIND OUT WHAT

IS IN THE LYRICS.

SOME MUSIC IS OKAY, AND SOME

LYRICS ARE VERY BAD.

I DON'T LIKE TO LISTEN TO

SOME OF THE LYRICS.

SO PAY ATTENTION.

THE SAME WITH ANY KIND OF

REPETITIVE MEDITATION

PRAYER.

WHAT IS IT THAT YOU'RE

SAYING.

WHAT ARE THEY, AND WHAT ARE

YOU INVOKING WITH THAT

WORD.

SO PAY ATTENTION TO THE

LYRICS.

NEXT QUESTION COMES IN FROM

CINDY, "I HAVE MANY CONCERNS

ABOUT SO-CALLED CHRISTIAN

YOGA.

ISN'T THAT AN OXYMORON.

SHOULD CHRISTIANS BE

PARTICIPATING IN THIS?"

CINDY, I'M WITH YOU.

IT IS AN OXYMORON.

YOGA IS AN ANCIENT HINDU

PRACTICE, WHERE THERE IS

TREMENDOUS FOCUS ON BODY

POSTURE AND THEN BREATHING.

AND THE WHOLE GOAL IS TO

EMPTY YOURSELF.

AND IT'S JUST NOT COMPATIBLE

WITH CHRISTIAN DOCTRINE AND

CHRISTIAN PRACTICE.

THE CATHOLIC CHURCH, IN

PARTICULAR, HAS COME OUT

WITH SOME EXTENT DIED LINES

EXCELLENT GUIDELINES ON

CHRISTIAN MEDITATION, WHEN

NEW AGE WAS GAINING SOME

GROUND IN THE WESTERN

WORLD.

NEW AGE IS NOT NEW.

IT IS ALL VERY OLD.

I WOULD BE VERY WEARY OF

ANYTHING THAT TEACHES YOU TO

EMPTY YOURSELF.

THAT'S NOT WHAT THE BIBLE

SAYS.

THE BIBLE SAYS BE FILLED

WITH THE SPIRIT.

AND THE MORE YOU PRACTICE

FROM A CHRISTIAN STANDPOINT,

THE MORE YOU GET.

IF YOU'RE INTERESTED, THERE

ARE SOME WONDERFUL BOOKS BY

CHRISTIANS ON PRAYER AND

TECHNIQUES OF PRAYER.

IGNACIOUS PUT OUT THIS

WONDERFUL -- HIS MEDITATION

AND PRACTICE.

WHERE HE WOULD MEDITATE ON

JESUS, MEDITATE ON THE

WOUNDS OF THE CROSS,

MEDITATE ON THE STATIONS OF

THE CROSS.

"UNION AND COMMUNION" CAN'T

SAY ENOUGH GOOD THINGS ABOUT

IT.

UNFORTUNATELY, IT IS OUT OF

PRINT.

IT IS AVAILABLE ON LINE.

OCCASIONALLY COPIES OF IT

COME UP ON eBAY.

GET THAT ONE BECAUSE IT

GUIDES YOU THROUGH THE SONG

OF SOLOMON.

WHEN YOU START UNDERSTANDING

THE PSALM OF SOLOMON AS AN

ALGORY OF CHRIST IN THE

CHURCH AND CHRIST IN THE

BELIEVE, WHEN YOU GET TO THE

END OF THE PSALM OF SOLOMON,

WHERE THE SHULA MITE SAYS I

AM MY BELOVED'S AND HIS

DESIRES TOWARDS ME.

IT'S A GREAT BOOK.

LET'S GO BACK TO MARGUERITE

IN THE CHATROOM.

KING ASKS, "MY MOM

STARTED WATCHING THE LONG

ISLAND MEDIUM ON TV.

MY MOM IS A CHRISTIAN AND

SHE SAYS THE MEDIUM IS ONLY

HELPING PEOPLE.

I THINK SHE IS WRONG.

WHAT SHOULD I DO?"

Gordon: POINT OUT TO

HER WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS

ABOUT CONSULTING MEDIUMS.

MEDIUMS ARE NOT COMMUNING

WITH THE DEAD.

WHAT THEY'RE DOING IS

COMMUNING WITH FAMILIAR

SPIRITS, AND THOSE ARE

DEMONS.

AND THE FAMILIAR SPIRIT

KNOWS A LOT OF DETAILS ABOUT

THE FAMILIES THAT THEY ARE

ASSIGNED TO.

AND THAT'S WHY THERE CAN BE

SUCH ACCURACY.

BUT THE BIBLE IS VERY, VERY

SPECIFIC.

DON'T CULT WITH THEM.

DON'T GO TO THOSE WHO MUTTER

AND PEEP.

DON'T HAVE ANYTHING TO DO

WITH THEM.

BECAUSE ALL YOU'RE DOING IS

COMMUNING WITH A DEMON.

WELL, THAT'S ALL THE TIME WE

HAVE FOR THIS PROGRAM.

WE LEAVE YOU WITH THESE

WORDS FROM JAMES 3: "AND

THOSE WHO ARE PEACEMAKERS

WILL PLANT SEEDS OF PEACE

AND REAP A HARVEST OF

GOODNESS."

REAP THAT HARVEST OF

GOODNESS TODAY.

GOD BLESS YOU.

WE'LL SEE YOU AGAIN

TOMORROW.

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