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The 700 Club - November 16, 2012

See how the Duggars' survive in a household of 19 children; plus the story of Billy Rivers who rode the motorcycle gang lifestyle straight to prison, only to find God waiting for him there. Read Transcript


WE'RE WAITING.

GO, GO, GO.

Gordon: MEET THE DUGGAR

FAMILY.

ALL 21 OF THEM.

I NEVER DREAMED IN A

MILLION YEARS THAT ALL OF

THIS WOULD HAPPEN.

Gordon: GOHAN GO

BEHIND THE SCENES WITH THE

STARS OF "19 KIDS AND

COUNTING," ON TODAY'S "700

CLUB."

IT HAS BEEN A LOT OF HARD

WORK, BUT MUCH JOY, MUCH,

MUCH JOY.

*

Gordon: WELCOME TO "THE

700 CLUB."

FOR TODAY'S TOP STORIES,

LET'S GO OVER TO THE CBN

NEWS DESK.

Lee: GORDON, STILL MORE

PALESTINIAN ROCKETS FELL ON

SOUTHERN ISRAEL, AND ISRAEL

WRAPPED UP ITS BOMBARDMENTS

OF TERROR SITES IN GAZA.

BUT IT OFFERED EXTENDED

STRIKES AS THE PREMIER OF

GAZA VISITS EGYPT.

BUT THEY SAY THIS TIME THE

JEWISH STATE HAS TO BE

ALLOWED TO FINISH THE JOB.

Reporter: AIR RAID

SIRENS SOUNDED IN TEL AVIV

FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE THE

1991 GULF WAR, SENDING

SHOCKWAVES THROUGH THE

CENTER OF THE COUNTRY.

SOME OF US ARE STANDING.

AND I WAS IN THE STREETS.

AND I SAW PEOPLE AROUND,

TRYING TO CALL THEIR

FAMILIES.

Reporter: ONE ROCKET

REACHED FURTHER NORTH THAN

EVER BEFORE.

SOME 30 MILES TO THE

SOUTHERN TEL AVIV SUBURB.

EVERYBODY JUST FREAKED

OUT.

PEOPLE WERE RUNNING

DOWN, LIKE, CRAZY.

Reporter: MORE THAN 300

ROCKETS HAVE HIT ISRAEL IN

THE LAST 48 HOURS.

ANOTHER 130 HAVE BEEN

INTERCEPTED BY THE IRON DOME

ANTIMISSILE BATTERY.

THE ARMY SAYS IN THE LAST 36

HOURS, THEY HAVE STRUCK MORE

THAN 500 TERROR SITES.

THIS THURSDAY, THEY RELEASED

THIS VIDEO, SHOWING HOW THE

GAZA HAD STRIKES, WARNING

PEOPLE TO STAY AWAY.

CBN NEWS CAPTURED IT ON

VIDEO.

IN THE PAST, PRESSURE HAS

FORCED ISRAEL TO STOP BEFORE

IT SAYS IT HAS ACCOMPLISHED

ITS GOALS.

BUT PRIME MINISTER BENJAMIN

NETANYAHU SAYS IT WON'T

HAPPEN THIS TIME.

ISRAEL WILL NOT TOLERATE

THIS.

THIS IS WHY MY GOVERNMENT

HAS ORDERED THE MILITARY TO

HAVE MILITARY STRIKES IN

GAZA.

ISRAEL WILL CONTINUE TO TAKE

WHATEVER ACTION IS NECESSARY

TO DEFEND OUR PEOPLE.

Reporter: THEY SAY

THEIR COUNTRY SHOULD KEEP UP

THE PRESSURE.

THE ARMY IS TRYING TO DO

ITS JOB AND FINISH THE WORK

OVER THERE.

I THINK THEY NEED TO DO

MORE.

YEAH, BECAUSE THAT -- NOW,

AFTER WHAT HAPPENED

YESTERDAY, I CAN SEE THE --

I DON'T KNOW HOW PEOPLE IN

THE SOUTH LIVE.

I DON'T KNOW.

DON'T STOP UNTIL THEY ARE

QUIET.

THEY SHOULD GO ON THEIR

KNEES AND BEG FOR CEASE-FIRE

BECAUSE IT CAN'T CONTINUE

LIKE THIS.

Reporter: JULIE STALL,

CBN NEWS NEWS, ISRAEL.

Lee: AND BACK HERE AT

HOME, TALKS ON THE SO-CALLED

FISCAL CLIFF WILL GET UNDER

WAY IN WASHINGTON.

PRESIDENT OBAMA AND HOUSE

SPEAKER JOHN BOEHNER

REPRESENT THEIR PARTIES IN

THESE DISCUSSIONS.

ALTHOUGH TODAY'S MEETING IS

NOT EXPECTED TO DEAL WITH

ANY ISSUES OF SUBSTANCE.

HIGHER TAXES ARE THE BIG

ISSUE.

THE PRESIDENT IS TRYING TO

AVOID RATTLING FINANCIAL

MARKETS.

STOCKS HAVE BEEN SELLING OFF

SINCE THE DAY AFTER THE

PRESIDENT WAS RE-ELECTED.

PRESIDENT OBAMA WARNS THAT

THE CLEANUP PROCESS FOR

SUPERSTORM SANDY WILL TAKE A

LONG TIME.

THE PRESIDENT VISITED NEW

YORK FOR THE FIRST TIME

SINCE SANDY DEVASTATED THE

AREA.

CBN'S "OPERATION BLESSING"

IS ALSO ON THE GROUND IN NEW

YORK, AS WELL AS NEW

JERSEY.

TEAMS ARE PREPARED TO STAY

AS LONG AS IT TAKES.

AND EPHRAIM GRAHAM HAS THAT

STORY.

Reporter: THE DAMAGE IS

EVERYWHERE.

PRESIDENT OBAMA GOT A

FIRSTHAND LOOK, MAKING AN

AERIAL TOUR OF PORTIONS OF

QUEENS AND THEN LANDING ON

STATEN ISLAND.

AFTER TAKING TIME TO SPEAK

WITH VICTIMS, THE PRESIDENT

PROMISED THE FEDERAL

GOVERNMENT WOULD BE PART OF

THE REBUILDING PROCESS.

President Obama: I'LL

BE WORKING WITH THE MEMBERS

OF CONGRESS TO DO EVERYTHING

WE CAN TO GET THE RESOURCES

NEEDED TO REBUILD.

Reporter: BUT FOR

RESIDENTS WHO ARE FACING A

THIRD WEEK WITH NO POWER,

FRUSTRATIONS CONTINUE TO

GROW.

PLEASE HELP US BECAUSE WE

DON'T KNOW ANYTHING RIGHT

NOW.

WE NEED SHELTER.

WE NEED HEAT.

WE NEED FUNDING.

Reporter:

"OPERATION BLESSING"

CONTINUES TO WORK IN THOSE

AREAS.

TEAMS ARE HELPING RESIDENTS

GUT THEIR HOMES AND CLEAN UP

DEBRIS.

BUT "OPERATION BLESSING" IS

ALSO DISTRIBUTING FOOD,

WATER, BLANKETS, AND MANY

OTHER MUCH-NEEDED ITEMS.

IN FAR ROCKAWAY NEW YORK,

300 FAMILIES WERE SERVED.

THIS IS WHAT WE DO, WE

HELP EACH OTHER.

AND I LIKE "OPERATION

BLESSING."

I'M WATCHING "THE 700 CLUB,"

IT'S PRETTY GOOD.

Reporter: EPHRAIM

GRAHAM, CBN NEWS.

Lee: IF YOU WOULD LIKE

TO HELP WITH "OPERATION

BLESSING'S" DISASTER RELIEF

EFFORT THERE, YOU CAN CALL

1-800-759-0700, OR LOG ON

TO CBN.COM.

THOSE ARE TODAY'S TOP

STORIES FROM CBN NEWS.

GORDON AND TERRY WILL BE

BACK WITH MORE OF "THE 700

CLUB" AFTER THIS.

Gordon: COMING UP

LATER, A BIKER WITH A DREAM

THAT SENT HIM TO PRISON.

I'M A CONVICT.

I'M A THIEF.

I'M A LIAR.

I'M THE LOWEST OF THE LOW.

Gordon: HOW LETTERS

FROM A STRANGER CHANGED HIS

LIFE.

I'M READING THESE LETTERS

AND SAYING, IS HE DRUNK?

WHY WOULD THIS MAN BE

TELLING ME HE LOVES ME?

*

Gordon: FOR YEARS,

RICHARD MIKE WORKED TOWARDS

HIS NEXT PROMOTION, BUT IT

WAS ALWAYS JUST OUT OF

REACH.

UNTIL HE TOOK SOME ADVICE

FROM HIS WIFE.

Reporter: GINA AND RICK

LOVE SPENDING THE DAY WITH

THEIR BOYS AT THE LAKE NEAR

THEIR SOUTH CAROLINA HOME.

RICK WORKS AT THE LOCAL

POWER COMPANY, AND GINA IS A

FULL-TIME MOM.

EARLY IN THEIR MARRIAGE,

THEY DIDN'T TAKE TITHING

SERIOUSLY.

WE GAVE WHATEVER WAS LEFT

OVER, WHATEVER WE THOUGHT WE

COULD AFFORD.

Reporter: BUT AS THEY

READ WHAT THE BIBLE HAD TO

SAY, THEY KNEW THEY NEEDED

TO GET AWAY 10% OF THEIR

INCOME.

RICK WAS HOPING FOR A

PROMOTION AT WORK THAT WAS

DELAYED BECAUSE OF THE

ECONOMY.

IT AFFECTED THE FAMILY'S

FINANCES.

IT SEEMED LIKE WE WERE

SPINNING OUR WHEELS ALL OF

THE TIME.

I THOUGHT, LET'S GO AHEAD

AND INCREASE 1%.

THAT WOULD BE GREAT.

WE COULD DO THAT AND

PROBABLY WON'T EVEN MISS

THAT.

AT THE SAME TIME, I'M

THINKING 1%, MAYBE WE COULD

DO THAT.

Reporter: SO THE FAMILY

INCREASED THEIR GIVING TO

11%.

A WEEK LATER THEY GOT A

NOTICE THAT THEIR MORTGAGE

PAYMENT HAD BEEN DECREASED.

THEN THE NEXT WEEK, RICK GOT

GOOD NEWS AT WORK.

ONE DAY MY BOSS CALLS ME

INTO HIS OFFICE AND SAYS, I

NEED TO TALK TO YOU.

I'M THINKING, I HOPE THIS IS

GOOD.

AND THEN HE SLIDES A PAPER

TO ME AND SAYS,

CONGRATULATIONS, YOU'VE BEEN

PROMOTED.

IT WAS WHERE DID THAT COME

FROM?

IT WAS OUT OF THE BLUE.

ONE THING AFTER ANOTHER,

AND IT WAS BOOM, BOOM, BOOM,

AND SHOWS GOD IS UP THERE.

Reporter: IT WAS THAT

FIRST 1% INCREASE THAT

TAUGHT THEM ABOUT GOD'S

FAITHFULNESS.

I CAN SLEEP AT NIGHT, AND

NOT LAY AWAKE THINKING, OH,

MY GOSH, WHAT AM I GOING TO

DO.

HAVE FAITH IN GOD TO LEAD

US THROUGH WHATEVER IT IS,

EVEN THE SMALL THINGS.

HE IS GOOD AND HE WANTS

TO DO GOOD THINGS FOR US.

FOR HIM TO PROVE IT LIKE

THAT IS AMAZING.

HE IS SO GOOD AND SO

WONDERFUL.

Consuelo:

Gordon: IS HE GOOD AND

HE IS WONDERFUL, AND

BLESSINGS COME TO THOSE WHO

OBEY HIM.

DEUTERONOMY 28: "AND ALL OF

THESE BLESSINGS SHALL COME

UPON YOU AND OVERATTACK YOU

BECAUSE YOU OBEY THE VOICE

OF THE LORD, YOUR GOD."

RICHARD AND GINA LEARNED

THAT.

YOU HEARD HER SAY BOOM,

BOOM, BOOM, ALL OF THESE

THINGS HAPPENED.

BLESSINGS OVERTOOK THEM

BECAUSE THEY OBEYED THE

VOICE.

DON'T JUST TITHE.

DO TITHES AND OFFERINGS, AND

THAT WILL LEAD TO

ABUNDANCE.

THAT WILL LEAD TO BLESSINGS

OVERTAKING YOU WHEN YOU OBEY

THE VOICE OF YOUR GOD.

TERRY?

Terry: CHINESE LAWS

PREVENT MANY FAMILIES FROM

HAVING MORE THAN ONE CHILD,

SO CHILDREN BORN WITH

DEFECTS ARE OFTEN UNWANTED

OR EVEN ABANDONED AND LEFT

TO DIE.

FOR 20 YEARS, MR. AND

MRS. WEN WANTED TO HAVE A

BABY.

THEY TRIED EVERYTHING THEIR

DOCTOR SUGGESTED BUT WERE

NEVER ABLE TO CONCEIVE.

I WAS SO SAD, ESPECIALLY

WHEN I SAW OTHER PARENTS

WITH THEIR CHILDREN.

BUT MY HUSBAND AND I PRAYED

ABOUT IT FOR A LONG TIME.

AND DECIDED THAT MAYBE GOD

HAD A DIFFERENT PLAN FOR

US.

Terry: THEN ONE DAY

MR. WEN HEARD CRYING COMING

FROM A BOX ON THE SIDE OF

THE ROAD.

AS HE GOT CLOSER, HE COULD

SEE THAT SOMEONE HAD

ABANDONED A BABY.

WHEN HE LOOKED INSIDE THE

BOX, HE KNEW WHY.

THE BABY GIRL HAD A CLEFT

LIP.

MR. WEN TOOK HER HOME AND

NAMED HER JALIN, WHICH MEANS

BEAUTIFUL JADE.

THE WENS WONDERED IF THIS

WAS GOD'S ANSWER TO THEIR

PRAYERS.

I FELL IN LOVE WITH JALIN

THE MINUTE I SAW HER.

AND I KNEW IF MY WIFE AND I

DID NOT TAKE CARE OF HER,

SHE WOULD DIE.

WE DID NOT HAVE ANY IDEA

WHAT TO DO ABOUT JALIN'S

CLEFT LIP, BUT WE WERE GOING

TO TRY OUR BEST TO SAVE

HER.

Terry: THE WENS FOUND

OUT THAT THE SURGERY THEIR

DAUGHTER NEEDED WOULD COST

$1300.

MR. WEN WORKS IN

CONSTRUCTION AND ONLY MAKES

$150 A MONTH, SO THE COUPLE

WASN'T SURE HOW THEY COULD

EVER PAY FOR SURGERY.

THEN A NEIGHBOR TOLD THEM

THAT CBN HAD HELPED HIS SON,

WHO HAD ALSO BEEN BORN WITH

A CLEFT LIP.

I DID NOT KNOW WHETHER OR

NOT CBN WOULD BE ABLE TO

HELP US, TOO.

BUT I JUST PRAYED THAT GOD

WOULD HAVE COMPASSION ON

US.

THEN I CALLED CBN.

Terry: CBN ARRANGED

FREE CLEFT LIP SURGERY FOR

JALIN THAT COMPLETELY

TRANSFORMED HER FACE AND HER

FUTURE.

TODAY SHE IS PERFECTLY

HEALTHY AND CAN EAT, SMILE,

AND LAUGH JUST LIKE OTHER

BABY GIRLS.

WE THANK GOD FOR HEARING

OUR PRAYERS AND SENDING CBN

TO HOPE OUR LITTLE JALIN.

I NEVER THOUGHT THERE

COULD BE SOMEONE THAT REALLY

CARED ABOUT WHAT WE WERE

GOING THROUGH.

BUT YOU DID.

YOU SHOWED US GOD'S GREAT

LOVE.

THANK YOU FOR SAVING JALIN.

NOW SHE WILL HAVE A

BEAUTIFUL LIFE.

Terry: SHE'S BEAUTIFUL,

ISN'T SHE?

A BEAUTIFUL SMILE, A

WONDERFUL FUTURE, AND IT ALL

HAPPENS BECAUSE PEOPLE LIKE

YOU CARE ENOUGH TO MAKE Av

DIFFERENCE.

YOU REALLY CANñ MAKE A

DIFFERENCE.

SOMETIMES THERE IS SO MUCH

GOING ON IN THE WORLD THAT

SEEMS CRAZY OR BROKEN OR

INCAPABLE OF CHANGING IN ANY

WAY.

THIS IS AN OPPORTUNITY TO

TOUCH AND CHANGE THE LIVES

OF PEOPLE WHO ARE IN

DESPERATE NEED.

THIS LITTLE GIRL IS GOING TO

HAVE A WONDERFUL LIFE WITH A

FAMILY THAT LOVES HER.

THESE PARENTS ARE GOING TO

RAISE A BEAUTIFUL DAUGHTER.

AND MOST OF ALL, YOU'RE

STEPPING INTO THE GAP AND

EXTENDING YOUR LOVE AND HAND

TO THEM.

HAS ALSO BEEN A TESTIMONY TO

THE LOVE OF GOD TO THE

ENTIRE VILLAGE THEY LIVE

IN.

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GORDON?

Gordon: COMING UP, A

BIKER WITH A BIG CHIP ON HIS

SHOULDER.

I WOULD PUT THIS PERSONA

ON THAT I WAS THIS TOUGH

GUY.

AND AT THAT POINT IN TIME, I

WAS DOING MY BEST TO LIVE

THAT IMAGE.

BUT THE REAL BILLY WAS HID

INSIDE.

Gordon: SEE HOW A

SERIES OF LOVE LETTERS

BROUGHT THIS TOUGH GUY TO

HIS KNEES.

STILL AHEAD...

WE'RE WAITING, GO, GO,

GO.

Gordon: MEET THE DUGGAR

FAMILY.

I HAVE TO GO TO ALL OF

THE BATHROOMS AND GET THE

LAUNDRY.

Gordon: ALL 21 OF

THEM.

I NEVER DREAMED IN A

MILLION YEARS ALL THIS COULD

HAPPEN.

Gordon: GO BEHIND THE

SCENE WITH THE STARS OF "19

KIDS AND COUNTING," TODAY ON

"700 CLUB."

IT HAS BEEN A LOT OF HARD

WORK, BUT MUCH JOY, MUCH,

MUCH JOY.

Gordon: BILLY RIVERS

TOOK PRIDE IN HIS TOUGH-GUY

REPUTATION.

HE EVEN ENDED UP DOING HARD

TIME BECAUSE OF IT.

BUT WHILE HE WAS IN PRISON,

BILLY BEGAN RECEIVING LOVE

LETTERS FROM A STRANGER THAT

CHANGED HIS IMAGE FOREVER.

WHEN THE FIRST BIG BIKER

ON A LOUD HARLEY DAVIDSON

PULLED UP, I LOOKED UP AT

HIM AND I SAID, THAT'S WHAT

I WANT TO BE RIGHT THERE.

AS A CHILD, I KNEW IT.

Reporter: BILLY RIVERS'

LOVE FOR MOTORCYCLES STARTED

WHEN HE WAS A BOY.

HIS DRUG USE STARTED SHORTLY

AFTER THAT.

BY THE TIME HE WAS 17, HE

TRADED NORMAL TEENAGED

DREAMS FOR MOTORCYCLE GANGS

AND A NEEDLE FULL OF

HEROIN.

MY DREAM IN LIFE WAS JUST

ANOTHER NEEDLE WITH HEROIN

AND COCAINE.

THEN AS THE NEWNESS STARTED

WEARING OFF OF THIS, THEN I

STARTED LOOKING FOR THE

DRUGS, NOT NECESSARILY FOR

THE RECREATION PART OF IT,

BUT BECAUSE MY BODY WAS

TELLING ME THAT I HAD TO

HAVE IT.

IT WAS MY EVERYDAY THOUGHT.

Reporter: HE WAS PART

OF A NOTORIOUS MOTORCYCLE

GANG AND THOUGHT HE HAD IT

ALL.

I WAS PRETTY MUCH A

SOCIAL OUTCAST OF SOCIETY AT

THAT POINT.

AND IN THE DRUG WORLD AND IN

THE MOTORCYCLE WORLD, I WAS

ACCEPTED.

I HAD REALLY WHAT I WANTED.

ALL I HAD TO DO WAS GO STEAL

AND THE DRUGS WOULD BE

THERE.

AS LONG AS I COULD STEAL

ENOUGH TO SUPPORT THAT

HABIT.

AND I KNEW THAT THERE WAS

ANOTHER SIDE OF LIFE, BUT I

HAD NO IDEA HOW TO GET OUT

OF THIS.

Reporter: HIS LIFE OF

DRUGS AND CRIME LANDED HIM

IN PRISON FOR 11 YEARS.

SO I WOULD PUT THIS

PERSONA ON THAT I AM THIS

TOUGH GUY.

AND AT THAT POINT IN TIME, I

WAS DOING MY BEST TO LIVE

THAT IMAGE.

BUT THE REAL BILLY WAS HID

INSIDE.

Reporter: WHEN

CHRISTIAN MINISTERS CAME TO

THE PRISON, BILLY SAT AND

LISTENED.

ANYTHING TO GET OUT OF HIS

CELL.

BUT BELIEVING IN JESUS

DIDN'T FIT HIS IMAGE.

LIKE I TOLD ONE PREACHER,

IF I CAN'T SEE HIM AND I

CAN'T TOUCH HIM AND I CAN'T

TALK TO HIM, YOU'RE NEVER

GOING TO MAKE ME BELIEVE

THAT HE IS REAL.

HE SAID, I'M NOT GOING TO

GIVE UP ON YOU, BILLY.

Reporter: ONE DAY A

VISITING PREACHER PASSED

BILLIES NAME ON TO A

CHAPLAIN.

I KEPT GETTING LETTERS

FROM THIS JOHN CAPITANO,

SAYING I DON'T KNOW YOU, BUT

I LOVE YOU.

I'M READING THESE LETTERS

AND SAYING, IS HE DRUNK.

WHY WOULD THIS MAN BE

TELLING ME HE LOVES ME.

I'M A THIEF, A LIAR, AND AN

EX-CONVICT.

Reporter: WHEN BILLY

WAS RELEASED FROM PRISON, HE

AGREED TO MEET WITH

JOHNNIE.

JOHNNIE SHOWED ME THE

LOVE THAT ALL OF THE

PREACHERS HAD BEEN TALKING

ABOUT.

NOT KNOWING ME, HE OPENED

HIS WALLET UP AND PULLED OUT

$60.

HE SAID, BILLY, GO BUY YOU

SOME NEW CLOTHES.

AND I SAID WHY?

WHAT DO YOU WANT IN RETURN?

AND HE SAID FOR YOU TO

UNDERSTAND THE LOVE OF JESUS

CHRIST.

THAT'S WHAT I WANT IN

RETURN.

Reporter: SOON AFTER,

BILLY VISITED A CHRISTIAN

MOTORCYCLE ASSOCIATION

MEETING.

THE PEOPLE HE MET AMAZED

HIM.

WHEN I WALKED UP INTO

THEIR MEETING AND SAID I

JUST GOT OUT OF PRISON,

EX-HEROIN ADDICT -- I WAS

PERFECTLY HONEST WITH

EVERYBODY.

I'M THE LOWEST OF THE LOW.

BUT I HEARD THAT YOU PEOPLE

LOVE PEOPLE LIKE THAT.

AND THEY SAID, YEAH, WE DO.

COME ON IN.ú÷

AND WHEN ALL THESE PEOPLE

KEPT SHOWING ME THE SAME

AMOUNT OF LOVE, AND EVEN

MORE THAN THE NEXT ONE, AND

SAID, YOU KNOW WHAT, I LOVE

YOU, MAN.

I DON'T EVEN KNOW YOU, BUT I

LOVE YOU.

I STARTED BELIEVING THIS.

I SAID, WHY ARE THESE PEOPLE

TREATING ME LIKE THIS, AND

I'M SO ACCUSTOMED TO THE

DRUG WORLD?

WHY ARE THESE PEOPLE SO

DIFFERENT?

I GOT ON MY KNEES IN MY ROOM

AT HOME, CLOSED THE DOOR, BY

MYSELF, AND I SAID, LORD, MY

LIFE'S YOURS.

ALL MY LIFE I'VE KNOWN DIRT,

FILTTH, STEALING AND LYING.

AND, LORD, THE ONLY THING

THAT APPEALS TO ME THESE

DAYS, AS OF RIGHT NOW, IS

YOU.

I HEAR YOU NOW, AND I CAN

EVEN TOUCH YOU BECAUSE I

HAVE YOUR LIVING WORD HERE

IN MY HAND.

AND THAT'S WHEN MY LIFE

CHANGED.

LORD USED 2 CORINTHIANS 5:

17 TO LET ME KNOW YOU'RE NOT

THE SAME ANYMORE.

I OWN YOU.

YOU ARE MINE.

I HAVE YOU UNDER MY WINGS.

I LOVE YOU.

I FORGIVE YOU OF EVERYTHING

YOU'VE EVER DONE.

OLD THINGS ARE PASSED AWAY,

AND BEHOLD, ALL THINGS

BECOME NEW.

THAT'S ME.

Reporter: BILLY LIVES A

NEW LIFE TODAY.

HE STILL RIDES MOTORCYCLES,

BUT NO LONGER WITH A GANG.

HE IS A CHAPLAIN FOR THE NEW

ORLEANS CHAPTER OF THE

CHRISTIAN MOTORCYCLE

ASSOCIATION.

I HAVE NEVER EXPERIENCED

ANYTHING LIKE THIS.

AND I WOULD NEVER GIVE IT UP

FOR ANYTHING I WOULD EVER

EXPERIENCE.

JESUS CHRIST IS THE WAY, THE

TRUTH, AND THE LIGHT.

SO BEING A SERVANT TODAY FOR

JESUS CHRIST IS THE MOST

WEALTHY THING, IT'S THE MOST

BLESSED MIRACLE THAT I COULD

EVER IMAGINE IN MY LIFE.

GOD'S AWESOME.

Gordon: GOD IS AWESOME,

AND HE WANTS YOU TO KNOW

HIM.

HE WANTS YOU TO BE IN THAT

SAME PLACE, WHERE YOU'RE

UNDER HIS WING.

HE'S GOT YOU NOW.

HE'LL FORGIVE YOU FOR

EVERYTHING.

HE'LL PROTECT YOU.

HE'LL MAKE YOU NEW.

BEHOLD, ALL THINGS CAN BE

MADE NEW.

MAYBE YOU'VE LIVED A ROUGH

LIFE LIKE BILLY.

MAYBE THE ONLY THING YOU

KNEW WAS DIRT, CRIME, LYING,

AND STEALING.

OR MAYBE YOU'RE LIKE HIM IN

ANOTHER WAY, WHERE YOU SAY,

WELL, IF I CAN'T SEE HIM AND

IF I CAN'T TOUCH HIM, HOW AM

I SUPPOSED TO BELIEVE IN

HIM?

WELL, ONE OF JESUS'

DISCIPLES DID THE SAME

THING.

AND HE SAID -- HIS NAME IS

THOMAS.

WE CALL HIM "DOUBTING

THOMAS."

AND HE SAID, "UNLESS I CAN

PUT MY FINGER IN THE HOLES

OF HIS HANDS, UNLESS I COULD

PUT MY HAND INTO THE HOLE OF

HIS SIDE, I'M NOT GOING TO

BELIEVE THAT HE IS RAISED

FROM THE DEAD."

IT IS AN INCREDIBLE THING,

TO BELIEVE THAT THERE IS

LIFE AFTER DEATH.

TO BELIEVE IN A

RESURRECTION.

TO BELIEVE THAT JESUS CAME,

THAT HE TRULY CAME FROM

HEAVEN.

HE IS THE SON OF GOD.

AND THAT HE LIVED A PERFECT

LIFE.

HE LIVED A SINLESS LIFE.

AND THAT HE DIED ON A

CROSS.

THE ROMANS CRUCIFIED HIM,

BEAT HIM, SCURGED HIM, AND

HE DIED ON A CROSS.

AND HE TOOK THE SINS FOR ALL

PEOPLE, EVERYWHERE, FOR ALL

TIME.

AND THAT HE ROSE FROM THE

DEAD.

THOSE ARE HARD THINGS TO

BELIEVE.

BUT JESUS SHOWED UP FOR

THOMAS.

AND HE SAID, HEAR MY DOUBTS,

LORD.

AND THE GREATEST EXCLAMATION

OF CHRIST'S DIVINITY IN THE

BIBLE, WHEN THOMAS SAW HIM

AND SAW THE HOLES, HE GOT ON

HIS KNEES AND HE SAID, "MY

LORD AND MY GOD."

WHAT ABOUT YOU?

DO YOU HAVE DOUBTS?

DO YOU WONDER, IS JESUS

REAL?

IS ALL OF THIS REAL?

CAN I BE MADE NEW?

WELL, TAKE THE TESTIMONY OF

BILLY RIVERS.

HERE IS SOMEBODY WHO WAS

PART OF A MOTORCYCLE GANG,

HEROIN ADDICT, EX-CON, AND

HE SAYS I HAVE PEACE.

I HAVE MORE THAN PEACE, I

HAVE LOVE.

I HAVE FORGIVENESS.

I HAVE BEEN MADE NEW.

AND START UNDERSTANDING

THAT'S FOR YOU.

IT'S THE LOVE OF GOD THAT

LEADS TO REPENTANCE.

IT IS NOT THE JUDGMENT OF

GOD.

IF YOU HAVE BEEN LIVING A

SINFUL LIFE, YOU KNOW ALL

ABOUT JUDGMENT.

YOU'RE REAPING WHAT YOU

SOWED.

BUT WHAT YOU DON'T KNOW IS

THAT GOD STILL LOVES YOU,

AND YOU HAVEN'T GONE TOO

FAR.

JESUS SAYS CLEARLY, "THERE

IS NO SIN THAT CAN'T BE

FORGIVEN."

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS TURN

TO HIM AND COME TO HIM.

AND THE SAME THING BILLY

HAS, YOU CAN HAVE.

AND YOU CAN HAVE EVIDENCE

AND YOU CAN HAVE SUBSTANCE

THAT JESUS IS REAL.

AND THE TRANSFORMATION IN

YOUR LIFE WILL BE THE

PROOF.

NOW, IF THIS IS FOR YOU, IF

THIS IS WHAT YOU WANT, IF

YOU WANT JESUS TO SHOW UP

FOR YOU, JUST AS HE DID FOR

DOUBTING THOMAS, ALL YOU

HAVE TO DO IS A VERY SIMPLE

PRAYER: JESUS, IF YOU'RE

THERE, IF YOU CAN DO THESE

THINGS, IF YOU CAN DO THEM

FOR ME, IF YOU LOVE ME, SHOW

ME.

I WANT TO KNOW.

AND THE BIBLE SAYS THAT WHEN

WE SEEK HIM WITH ALL OF OUR

HEART, WE'LL FIND HIM.

NOW, FOR BILLY, THAT WAS

GETTING ON HIS KNEES AND

CRYING OUT AND SAYING, I

NEED YOU.

DO THE SAME THING.

JUST SAY, JESUS, I NEED

YOU.

IF THIS IS FOR YOU, IF THIS

IS WHAT YOU WANT TO DO,

DON'T TURN AWAY.

DON'T CHANGE THE CHANNEL.

LET TODAY BE THE DAY WHERE

YOU MEET HIM AND YOU KNOW

HIM.

AND HE IS NO LONGER

SOMETHING WRITTEN IN A BOOK

OR SOMEBODY THAT SOMEBODY

TALKS ABOUT.

HE IS YOUR SAVIOR.

AND HE IS YOURS FOR ALL

ETERNITY.

IF THIS IS FOR YOU, BOW YOUR

HEAD AND SAY A VERY SIMPLE

PRAYER, AND LET JESUS DO ALL

OF THE REST.

HE'LL DO IT FOR YOU.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS ASK.

PRAY WITH ME.

JESUS -- THAT'S RIGHT, SAY

IT OUT LOUD.

JESUS, I WANT TO KNOW YOU.

I WANT TO KNOW THAT YOU'RE

REAL, THAT YOU LOVE ME, AND

THAT YOU WANT TO SAVE ME.

SO, JESUS, RIGHT NOW I OPEN

MY HEART TO YOU.

AND I ASK THAT YOU COME IN.

I ASK THAT YOU FORGIVE ME.

THAT YOU MAKE ME NEW.

AND, JESUS, I ESPECIALLY ASK

THAT YOU SURROUND ME WITH

YOUR LOVE.

DO IT NOW, FOR I ASK IT IN

JESUS' NAME.

FATHER, FOR THOSE WHO JUST

PRAYED, I PRAY A BAPTISM IN

YOUR LOVE.

I PRAY YOU SURROUND THEM AND

FILL THEM WITH THE KNOWLEDGE

OF YOU.

AND, LORD, WE JUST ASK THAT

ANY CHAIN, ANYTHING THAT

HINDERS, BE BROKEN OFF OF

THEM NOW, THAT YOU WOULD

RENEW THEIR MINDS, RENEW

THEIR HEARTS, RENEW THEIR

WHOLE BEING, FOR WE ASK IT

IN JESUS' NAME.

AMEN.

THE BIBLE SAYS THAT IF

YOU'LL BELIEVE IN YOUR HEART

AND CONFESS WITH YOUR MOUTH,

YOU SHALL BE SAVED.

WHAT I WANT YOU TO DO IS

CONFESS.

AND SAY, I PRAYED.

I ASKED JESUS TO COME IN.

IT IS A TOLL-FREE NUMBER TO

CALL TO DO IT.

1-800-759-0700.

WHEN YOU CALL, I'VE GOT

SOMETHING FOR YOU.

IT'S CALLED A NEW DAY.

AND I WANT YOU TO HAVE

THIS.

IN HERE IS A C.D. TEACHING

ON HOW TO LIVE THE CHRISTIAN

LIFE, WHAT TO DO NOW.

WHAT ARE THE NEXT STEPS.

THERE IS ALSO A BOOKLET WITH

BIBLE VERSES.

WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO GET A

COPY OF THE BIBLE AND READ

IT EVERY DAY.

WE ALSO ENCOURAGE YOU TO

FIND A LOCAL FELLOWSHIP.

IT COULD BE IN A CHRISTIAN

BIKER GROUP, IT COULD BE IN

A LOCAL CHURCH.

BUT GET INTO A FELLOWSHIP OF

BELIEVERS.

THAT'S HOW YOU GROW AS A

CHRISTIAN.

CALL US, 1-800-759-0700.

TERRY, OVER TO YOU.

Terry: STILL AHEAD, JIM

BOB AND MICHELLE DUGGAR

ALREADY HAVE 19 KIDS.

COULD NUMBER 20 BE ON THE

WAY.

I'M 44, AND IF THAT WILL

HAPPEN, WE WILL BE

THRILLED.

IT IS A MATTER OF WAITING TO

SEE WHAT THE LORD HAS IN

STORE FOR US.

Terry: WE GET A

BEHIND-THE-SCENES LOOK AT

THE SHOW "19 KIDS AND

COUNTING," SO DON'T GO

AWAY.

Gordon: STILL AHEAD, A

YOUNG WOMAN RIDDLED WITH

TUMORS.

THEY WEREN'T JUST IN MY

CHEST.

THEY WERE ALSO IN MY OVARIES

AND MY THYROID.

Gordon: DOCTORS PLANNED

FOR SURGERY --

WHICH HAVE LEFT ME

DISFIGURED THE REST OF MY

LIFE.

I'VE SEEN MIRACLES, BUT

ARE YOU REALLY GOING TO DO

IT FOR ME?

Lee: WELCOME BACK TO

"THE 700 CLUB."

THE FREEDOM FROM RELIGION

FOUNDATION HAS FILED A

FEDERAL LAWSUIT AGAINST THE

I.R.A. .

THE GROUP ARGUES THAT THE

TAX AGENCY IS VIOLATING THE

CONSTITUTION BY ALLOWING TAX

EXEMPT CHURCHES AND

RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATIONS TO

GET INVOLVED IN POLITICAL

COMPAIGNS.

THE SUIT POINTS TO SEVERAL

EXAMPLES, INCLUDING A

FULL-PAGE NEWSPAPER AD BY

THE BILLY GRAHAM

ASSOCIATION.

IT URGED AMERICANS TO VOTE

ALONG BIBLICAL PRINCIPLES.

UTAH MAY HAVE A SPECIAL "IN

GOD WE TRUST" LICENSE

PLATE.

A COMMITTEE APPROVED THE

IDEA ON WEDNESDAY.

THE PLATE WILL BECOME

OFFICIAL IF ITS SUPPORTERS

GATHER 500 PRE-ORDERS FOR

THE DESIGN AND IF LAWMAKERS

APPROVE THE IDEA NEXT YEAR.

THAT'S ALL FOR THIS CBN

NEWSBREAK.

WE'LL BE BACK WITH MORE OF

"700 CLUB" AFTER THIS.

STAY WITH US.

Terry: EIGHT IS

ENOUGH?

NOT EVEN CLOSE.

THE DUGGARS HAVE THEIR OWN

BRADY BUNCH TIMES TWO PLUS A

FEW.

SOME FAMILIES WOULD CONSIDER

TWO OR THREE KIDS TO BE

ENOUGH, LET ALONE 19.

SO WE SENT RENEL ROB BORTS

TROBERTS TO THE DUGGAR HOME

TO FIND OUT HOW THEY MAKE IT

ALL WORK.

WE'RE WAITING, GO, GO,

GO.

YAY!

THERE SHE GOES, SHE'S OFF

AND RUNNING.

BY NOW, YOU'VE PROBABLY

HEARD OF THE DUGGAR FAMILY,

JIM BOB, MICHELLE, AND THEIR

19 BIOLOGICAL CHILDREN.

TANA, JOHN DAVID, JILL,

JESSA, JINJER.

Reporter: THEIR HIT

REALITY SHOW AIRS 9 P.M. ON

CBN.

IT HAS CAPTURED THE BIRTH OF

THEIR FIVE YOUNGEST

CHILDREN.

MICHELLE GAVE ME THE TOUR OF

THE 7,00,000 SQUARE FOOT

HOME THEY BUILT THEMSELVES.

THE NEXT ROOM IS THE

PANTRY.

THIS IS WHERE WE HAVE ALL OF

THE FOOD.

Reporter: THIS IS

STOCKED LIKE AN EXPERT

STOCKS A GROCERY STORE.

DO THE CHILDREN DO THIS?

THE CHILDREN DO NOW, BUT

DAD IS THE ONE WHO TAUGHT

THEM BECAUSE HE USED TO WORK

AT A GROCERY STORE.

Reporter: THE DUGGARS

DO 40 LOADS OF LAUNDRY A

WEEK, AND SPEND $40 A WEEK

ON GROCERIES, BUT HAVE LIVED

DEBT-FREE FOR OVER 10

YEARS.

THE QUESTION PEOPLE ASK IS,

WHY HAVE SO MANY CHILDREN.

WE HAD OUR FIRST CHILD,

JOSH, AND I WENT BACK ON THE

PILL, AND I ENDED UP GETTING

PREGNANT WHILE I WAS ON THE

PILL.

AND I LOST THAT BABY.

I HAD A MISCARRIAGE.

AT THAT POINT WE BEGAN TO

EVALUATE WHAT WE WERE

THINKING.

WITH OUR OWN HANDS, WITH OUR

OWN LACK OF KNOWLEDGE, WE

HAD DESTROYED OUR OWN BABY.

THAT WAS DEVASTATING.

WE GOT ON OUR KNEES AND WE

CRIED OUT TO GOD, AND WE

SAID, FATHER, FORGIVE US,

AND GIVE US A LOVE FOR

CHILDREN LIKE YOU LOVE

CHILDREN.

WHEN HE SAYS THAT CHILDREN

ARE A GIFT AND A BLESSING

AND A REWARD, WE HAVE SEEN

THAT LIVED OUT NOW FOR THE

LAST 23 YEARS.

IT'S BEEN A LOT OF HARD

WORK, BUT MUCH JOY, MUCH,

MUCH JOY.

Reporter: JIM BOB

MANAGES SEVERAL COMMERCIAL

PROPERTIES TO PROVIDE FOR

THE FAMILY, AND NEVER

IMAGINED HE WOULD BE A MEDIA

SENSATION.

I NEVER DREAMED IN A

MILLION YEARS THAT ALL OF

THIS WOULD HAPPEN.

BUT THESE ARE JUST WINDOWS

OF TIME THAT GOD HAS OPENED

UP TO MINISTER TO MILLIONS

OF PEOPLE.

AND OUR PRAYERS ARE THAT

MANY PEOPLE WOULD COME TO

KNOW THE LORD, AND MAYBE TO

START A RELATIONSHIP WITH

CHRIST AND START MAKING

RIGHT CHOICES WITH THEIR

LIFE.

Reporter: THIS LARGE

HOUSEHOLD RUNS LIKE A

WELL-OILED MACHINE WITH EACH

MEMBER PITCHING IN.

I HAVE TO GO TO ALL OF

THE BATHROOMS AND GET THE

LAUNDRY.

Reporter: YOU WOULD

THINK MICHELLE HAS HER HANDS

FULL, BETWEEN MAKING GROCERY

LISTS, FEEDING AND DRIVING

KIDS TO AND FROM

APPOINTMENTS, BUT THEY'RE

NOT JUST HER CHILDREN,

THEY'RE ALSO HER STUDENTS.

THAT'S RIGHT, MICHELLE EVEN

HOME-SCHOOLS.

WHY DO YOU THINK THE COUNTRY

AND THE WORLD IS JUST SO

FASCINATED BY YOUR FAMILY?

YOU KNOW, IT COULD BE A

NUMBER OF THINGS.

I REALLY THINK MAYBE JUST

THE SHEAR CURIOSITY OF HOW A

FAMILY WITH 19 CHILDREN

FUNCTIONS, BUT I ALSO

BELIEVE THAT THERE IS A

VACUUM IN AMERICA, AND EVEN

IN EACH INDIVIDUAL'S LIFE

WHERE THEY WANT TO KNOW THE

ANSWERS TO LIFE'S

QUESTIONS.

IT IS THAT VACUUM WHERE ONLY

REALLY GOD'S SPIRIT CAN

FILL.

AND SO WHEN PEOPLE CONNECT

WITH THAT ASPECT OF OUR

LIVES, I THINK THAT IS WHAT

MAKES THE DIFFERENCE.

Reporter: MICHELLE

DEVELOPED COMPLICATIONS IN

HER LAST PREGNANCY, AND

LITTLE JOSIE ARRIVED THREE

MONTHS EARLIER THAN

EXPECTED.

SINCE THE EXPERIENCE WAS

STILL FRESH IN MICHELLE'S

MIND, I ASKED HER IF SHE IS

OPEN TO HAVING MORE BABIES

IN THE NEAR FUTURE.

I'M 44, AND IF THAT WOULD

HAPPEN, WE WOULD BE

THRILLED.

IT WILL BE A MATTER OF

WAITING TO SEE WHAT THE LORD

HAS IN STORE FOR US.

Reporter: THEIR LIVES

MAY SEEM REMINISCENT OF THE

WALTONS, BUT LIFE IS NOT

ALWAYS EASY AND THERE ARE

PEOPLE WHO DON'T LIKE THEM.

THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO

DON'T LIKE US BECAUSE OF THE

SIZE OF OUR FAMILY.

BUT WE HAVE MANY E-MAILS

FROM PEOPLE LIKE THIS LADY

THE OTHER DAY, SHE SAID, I

WAS GETTING READY TO HAVE AN

ABORTION, AND I TURNED ON

THE TV, AND I SAW YOUR SHOW,

AND SHE SAID, IF THESE

PEOPLE CAN DO IT WITH 17

CHILDREN, I CAN DO IT WITH

ONE.

I'M SO THANKFUL FOR E-MAILS

LIKE THAT.

PEOPLE THAT CAME TO THE LORD

OR MAYBE FAMILIES THAT

STARTED TAKING THEIR FAMILY

TO CHURCH AND GETTING

INVOLVED IN GIVING THEIR

LIFE TO THE LORD, AND THAT'S

WHAT IT IS ALL ABOUT.

Terry: IT WAS 17 WHEN

JIM BOB GOT THAT LETTER, AND

IT IS 19 TODAY AND COUNTING,

AS YOU HEARD.

THEIR BOOK IS "A LOVE THAT

MULTIPLIES."

THEY TALK ABOUT HOW DO THEY

MAKE THIS ALL HAPPEN.

THIS IS A FAMILY THAT LOVES

THE LORD, AND HAS FOUND A

WAY TO RAISE THEIR FAMILY IN

A WAY THAT MAKES A

DIFFERENCE.

WHICH IN TODAY'S WORLD, IT

IS ASTONISHING.

THERE ARE SO MANY THINGS

THAT COME AGAINST FAMILY

VALUES.

Gordon: IF I WERE THEM,

I WOULD WANT TO HIGHER A

DRILL SERGEANT.

Terry: AND THE

INTERESTING THING, I NEVER

SEEM TO HEAR ANY OF THEM

RAISE THEIR VOICES.

Gordon: IT SEEMS TO BE

QUIET --

Terry: WELL, MAYBE NOT

QUIET --

Gordon: WELL, THEIR

LEADERSHIP IS QUIET.

LEADERSHIP AND LOVE.

UP NEXT, A YOUNG WOMAN WITH

PIERCING PAIN IN HER

SHOULDER AND A TUMOR IN HER

CHEST.

IT WAS THE SIZE OF A

SOFTBALL.

THE DOCTORS PERFORMED A FEW

MORE TASKS SIMPLY BECAUSE I

WAS UNABLE TO BREATHE.

AT THIS POINT THEY DIAGNOSED

ME AS BEING SEPTIC AND I WAS

PRETTY MUCH NEAR DEATH.

Gordon: SEE HOW SHE WAS

HEALED WITHOUT SURGERY.

PLUS WE'LL BE PRAYING FOR

YOU AND YOUR NEEDS, SO STAY

WITH US.

Gordon: WELL, KERRY

LEWIS WAS THE MANAGER OF AN

INTENSIVE CARE UNIT, SO SHE

IS USED TO TAKING CARE OF

THE SICK.

WHEN SHE WOKE UP ONE MORNING

WITH A PAIN IN HER SHOULDER,

SHE NEVER DREAMED WITHIN A

WEEK SHE WOULD BE FIGHTING

FOR HER OWN LIFE.

HI, MY NAME IS KERRY

LEWIS, AND I'M ACTUALLY 32

YEARS OLD.

I LIVE IN THE U.K., BUT I

HAVE BEEN RESIDING IN CYPRUS

FOR THE PAST SIX YEARS,

WORKING AS AN INTENSIVE CARE

MANAGER.

LITTLE DID I KNOW ONE DAY

BASICALLY I WOULD WAKE UP

AND I WOULD END UP BEING THE

PATIENT AND NO LONGER BE A

MANAGER OF A UNIT.

ONE MONDAY MORNING I WOKE UP

WITH INCREDIBLE PAIN IN MY

LEFT SHOULDER BLADE, AND IT

RADIATED THROUGH, BY THE END

OF THE EVENING, INTO THE

FRONT OF MY CHEST.

WITHIN ONE WEEK, BASICALLY,

I ENDED UP BEING ADMITTED

INTO THE CLINIC DUE TO SUCH

AN INCREASING SWELLING OF

THE LEFT SIDE OF MY CHEST.

IT WAS THE SIZE OF A

SOFTBALL.

THE DOCTORS PERFORMED A NEW

MORE TESTS SIMPLY BECAUSE I

WAS UNABLE TO BREATHE.

AT THIS POINT THEY DIAGNOSED

ME AS BEING SEPTIC AND I WAS

PRETTY MUCH NEAR DEATH.

I WAS SEEN BY SEVERAL

SPECIALISTS, AND THEY

REALIZED THAT BASICALLY I

HAD TUMORS IN MY BODY.

THEY WEREN'T JUST IN MY

CHEST, BUT THEY WERE ALSO

WITHIN MY OVARIES AND MY

THYROID.

AND THIS IS WHAT WAS MAKING

ME SICK.

THE DOCTORS TOLD ME IF I HAD

SURGERY, THEY WOULD HAVE TO

REMOVE THE LEFT SHOULDER

BLADE AND MOST OF THE LEFT

SIDE OF MY CHEST, WHICH

WOULD HAVE LEFT ME TOTALLY

DISFIGURED FOR THE REST OF

MY LIFE.

WE TOOK THIS IN FAITH AND TO

GOD, AND ASKED HIM TO MAKE

IT CLEAR WHETHER HE WANTED

TO HEAL ME MIRACULOUSLY

THROUGH THE SUPER NATURAL,

OR IF HE WANTED TO HEAL ME

THROUGH THE MEDICAL

PROFESSION.

WE ASKED IF HE WAS GOING TO

HEAL ME SUPER NATURALLY,

THAT HE WOULD DO IT IN THREE

DAYS.

I KNOW IN MY MIND, I HAVE

SEEN MIRACLES, BUT, LORD,

ARE YOU REALLY GOING TO DO

IT FOR ME?

AND AT THE SAME TIME, I ALSO

BELIEVED IN MEDICINE.

IT WAS A FINE LINE FOR ME TO

KNOW WHERE THAT FINE LINE

WAS BETWEEN THE SUPER

NATURAL AND THE MEDICAL

PROFESSION.

THE LORD KIND OF SPOKE TO MY

SPIRIT DURING THAT TIME.

HE SAID IT IS NOT A POINT OF

UNDERSTANDING; IT IS A POINT

OF FAITH.

IT IS A POINT OF HAVING A

GRATEFUL AND A THANKFUL

HEART.

AND ON THE THIRD DAY, I WENT

DOWN FOR MY TEST, AND

BASICALLY I HAD MY

ULTRASOUND, AND THEY TOLD ME

THAT THE GROWTH THAT REDUCED

BY .03 MILLIMETRES.

EVEN THOUGH IT WAS SO SMALL,

I WAS SO EXCITED.

I JUST WANTED TO WORSHIP

GOD, LIKE, YAY, YOU'RE

ACTUALLY PERFORMING THIS

MIRACLE FOR ME.

I DIDN'T KNOW HOW LONG IT

WOULD TAKE, BUT WE JUST

WERE, LIKE, SO EXCITED.

GOD HAS STARTED THIS HEALING

PROCESS, AND HE WAS FAITHFUL

TO FINISH WHAT HE HAD

STARTED.

SO WE BASICALLY PRESSED HIM

FOR HEALING FOR THE REST OF

THAT WEEK IN THE HOSPITAL.

AND THE NEXT TUESDAY IT WAS

TO THE POINT WHERE IT WAS SO

IMPROVED THAT THE DOCTORS

ALLOWED ME TO ACTUALLY BE

RELEASED FROM THE HOSPITAL

AND ALLOWED ME TO GO HOME

AND JUST BE AN OUTPATIENT

FOR AN ENTIRE WEEK, GOING

BACK TO THE CLINIC AND

HAVING I.V. ANTIBIOTIC

THERAPY TWICE A DAY.

I WAS SUPPOSED TO GO HOME

AND REST, BUT I TOOK THIS

REST IN THE FORM OF

ATTENDING A CONFERENCE THAT

WAS ORGANIZED, AND BASICALLY

I JUST RESTED IN THE

PRESENCE OF GOD, AND RESTED

IN WORSHIPPING HIM.

AND DURING THIS TIME, I'VE

NEVER FELT SUCH AN

INCREDIBLE STRENGTH RESONATE

THROUGHOUT MY BODY, THAT

JUST GAVE ME THE POWER AND

THE ABILITY TO WORSHIP AND

TO ATTEND THE CONFERENCE.

I SOMETIMES GET FLASHING

LIGHTS THAT ARE SIGN POSTS

OF PEOPLE WHO HAVE ANGELS

OVER THEIR PRESENCE.

AND I KNOW YOU'RE REALLY

TIRED, BUT YOU HAVE AN ANGEL

IN YOUR PRESENCE WHO IS

MINISTERING TO YOU AND

STRENGTHENING YOU RIGHT

NOW.

AND WE COME A AGAINST NOW

ANYTHING THAT WOULD HINDER

OR DELAY.

WITHIN TWO MONTHS, THEY

HAD ME GO BACK FOR REPEAT

TESTS.

AND THEY BASICALLY TOLD ME

THAT THEY COULD NOT FIND ANY

TRACE OF ANY LESION OR TUMOR

IN MY BODY.

THAT ALL INFECTION HAD

COMPLETELY DISAPPEARED.

AND I WAS PERFECTLY HEALTHY

AND FULL OF LIFE.

I REALLY FELT THAT THIS TIME

IN MY LIFE I KNEW THE DEVIL

WAS REALLY TRYING TO TAKE ME

OUT OF THE PICTURE, WAS

GOING TO BE THE TIME THAT

THE LORD WAS GOING TO TAKE

ME ON TO GREAT VICTORY.

Gordon: IT IS AN

AMAZING THING TO SEE HER

RECOVER, WHEN THE DOCTORS

HAD GIVEN UP HOPE.

THE SEPTECISM SET IN AND

THEY DIDN'T THINK SHE WOULD

EVER MAKE IT THROUGH.

SO SHE COMES TO THIS

CONFERENCE, AND IT IS BATHED

IN PRAYER, MORNING,

AFTERNOON, NIGHT.

AND REGARDLESS OF HOW SHE

FELT, SHE WANTED TO BE

THERE.

SHE WANTED TO BE IN THE

PRESENCE OF GOD.

THERE WAS ONE DAY SHE SHOWED

UP WITH AN I.V. RUNNING INTO

HER BECAUSE SHE WASN'T ABLE

TO TAKE PROPER FLUIDS.

AND GOD DID A MIRACLE FOR

HER.

AND GOD WANTS TO DO MIRACLES

FOR HIS CHILDREN.

AND SOMETIMES IT TAKES BEING

BATHED IN PRAYER.

CONSTANT MONTHS OF PRAYER TO

SEE IT, AND TO SEE THE

RECOVERY.

SOMETIMES WE HAVE TO

CONTEND.

SOMETIMES IT HAPPENED IN A

MOMENT.

BUT WHICHEVER WAY IT

HAPPENS, UNDERSTAND IT

HAPPENS.

AND IT'S FOR YOU.

AND IT'S THE CHILDREN'S

BREAD.

THAT'S HOW JESUS DESCRIBED

IT, IT'S THE CHILDREN'S

BREAD.

GIVE US THIS DAY OUR DAILY

BREAD.

WE CAN HAVE THIS THIS DAY.

NOT SOME FAR-OFF TIME, BUT

RIGHT NOW.

IT IS MY FAVORITE TIME OF

THE PROGRAM, WHERE WE GET TO

PRAY FOR YOU, AND JUST START

ASKING THAT ANGELS OF GOD'S

PRESENCE WOULD COME TO YOU,

THAT HEALING WOULD COME,

THAT JESUS WOULD COME, AND

THAT BY HIS STRIPES YOU WERE

HEALED.

WHEN DID YOUR HEALING

HAPPEN?

IT HAPPENED 2,000 YEARS

AGO.

WHEN DO YOU RECEIVE IT?

WHEN YOU SEE IT, WHEN YOU

HAVE EVIDENCE OF THINGS.

THAT KIND OF FAITH THAT AP

PROP APPROPIATES THAT KIND

OF PRAYER.

LINDA WAS WHEEZING EVERY

TIME SHE TOOK A BREATH.

HER CHEST HURT EVERY

BREATH.

ONE DAY WATCHING "THE 700

CLUB," LINDA WAS PRAYING

ALONG WITH THE HOSTS, AND

TERRY, YOU HAD A WORD OF

KNOWLEDGE.

YOU HAVE A LUNG CONDITION,

ALMOST LIKE A WEB IS GROWING

THERE.

IT IS OBVIOUSLY AFFECTING

YOUR ABILITY TO BREATHE

DEEPLY.

BREATHE DEEPLY NOW.

LINDA KNEW IT WAS FOR HER.

SHE TOOK A COUPLE OF

BREATHS.

THE FIRST COUPLE OF TIMES IT

HURT, BUT THEN IT GOT

BETTER.

THE COUGHING STOPPED WITHIN

A FEW DAYS.

SHE HAPPIEST HAD ANY

PROBLEMS SINCE.

Terry: GOD IS GOOD.

THIS IS WALTER, WHO LIVES IN

PHOENIX.

FOR OVER A YEAR, HE

EXPERIENCED A DEEP, ACHING

PAIN IN HIS RIGHT SHOULDER.

SIDE EFFECTS INCLUDED

SLEEPLESSNESS, AND THE

INABILITY TO USE HIS RIGHT

ARM FOR REACHING.

HE TOOK PAIN MEDICATION, BUT

THE PAIN DIDN'T STOP.

HE HEARD YOU, GORDON, GIVE A

WORD OF KNOWLEDGE, AND YOU

ADDED THAT PAIN JUST LEFT

YOU.

IN JESUS' NAME, LIFT YOUR

RIGHT ARM AND REALIZE YOUR

PAIN-FREE.

IT'S ALL GONE.

WALTER CLAIM THIS WORD FOR

HIMSELF.

WHEN HE BEGAN MOVING HIS

RIGHT ARM AROUND, HE FELT A

POPPING SOUND AND HE FELT

THE PRESSURE RELEASE.

HE BEGAN PRAISING GOD FOR

HIS HEALING, AND THAT NIGHT,

HE HAD NO TROUBLE SLEEPING

AND HE HAS HAD NO TROUBLE

SINCE THEN.

Gordon: PRAISE GOD.

HEALING COMES.

FAITH IS AN ACTION.

WHEN YOU HAVE THE FAITH AND

YOU BELIEVE, YOU ACT LIKE

YOU BELIEVE.

WE HAVE A PRAYER REQUEST IN

OUR CHATROOM FROM MICHAEL.

"I SUFFER FROM EXCRUCIATING

NERVE DISORDER, AND THE PAIN

IS GETTING WORSE, AND THE

AFFECTED AREA IS WIDENING.

HOW CAN I AVOID TRUE

DISPAIR?"

THE WAY TO AVOID THAT IS TO

GET HEALED, MICHAEL, SO

WE'RE GOING TO PRAY FOR YOU

RIGHT NOW.

SO FOR THOSE OF YOU NEEDING

HEALING -- THIS IS MORE THAN

JUST FOR MICHAEL, BUT FOUR

ALL OF US WHO BELIEVE, ALL

OF US GET THE CHILDREN'S

BREAD.

IF YOU NEED HEALING, IN AN

ACT OF FAITH, LAY YOUR HAND

ON THAT AREA OF THE BODY

THAT NEEDS HEALING, AND SAY

OUT LOUD, I BELIEVE.

I BELIEVE IN JESUS.

I BELIEVE THAT BY HIS

STRIPES I WAS HEALED, I AM

HEALED.

AND THEN ACT IT.

WE'RE GOING TO PRAY.

WE'RE GOING TO ASK FOR GOD

FOR COME DOWN AND VISIT YOU

RIGHT WHERE YOU ARE.

AND HE WANTS TO DO THAT.

UNDERSTAND THAT, HE WANTS TO

MANIFEST HIMSELF.

YOU DON'T HAVE TO BEG HIM

TO.

HE WANTS TO DO IT.

SO JUST WITH THAT ASSURANCE,

WE'RE GOING TO PRAY.

AND THE BIBLE SAYS IF TWO OR

MORE AGREE, TOUCHING

ANYTHING, IT SHALL BE DONE.

SO YOU'RE TOUCHING, AND

WE'RE AGREEING, AND GOD IS

GOING TO DO THE REST.

LET'S PRAY.

LORD, WE JUST LIFT THOSE WHO

ARE LAYING HANDS ON THAT

AREA OF THE BODY THAT NEEDS

HEALING.

AND SPECIFICALLY FOR

MICHAEL, WE REBUKE THAT

PAIN.

WE REBUKE ALL OF THAT NERVE

DEGENERATE NOW IN JESUS'

NAME.

AND WE SAY BE WHOLE.

AND WE SPEAK SPECIFICALLY TO

THE NUMBNESS, THE TINGLING,

AND THAT SEARING PAIN, AND

BE GONE NOW.

TORMENT HIM NO MORE.

LET THERE BE PEACE FLOWING

THROUGH THAT AREA NOW IN

JESUS' NAME.

BE HEALED.

THERE IS SOMEONE CRYING OUT

FOR THE SOLES OF YOUR FEET.

THERE IS A PAIN IN YOUR

ARCH.

IT IS REALLY BAD IN THE LEFT

FOOT, AND GOD IS HEALING

THAT NOW FOR YOU.

THAT PAIN JUST LEFT, LIKE IT

JUST VANISHED.

GOD HAS HEALED YOU.

HE HAS RESTORED YOU.

YOU'RE GOING TO BE ABLE TO

WALK NORMALLY.

YOU DON'T NEED TO WORRY

ABOUT IT ANYMORE.

IT'S NOT EVER COMING BACK.

JUST REJOICE IN WHAT GOD HAS

DONE FOR YOU.

TERRY?

Terry: SOMEONE ELSE,

YOU HAVE A WRIST ISSUE.

YOU'VE BROKEN YOUR WRIST

MULTIPLE TIMES.

I DON'T KNOW THE REASON THAT

IS HAPPENING, BUT YOU'RE

HAVING TROUBLE WITH

HEALING.

GOD IS TOUCHING THAT PART OF

YOUR BODY RIGHT NOW, AND

THAT WRIST IS GOING TO HEAL

AND HEAL STRONGLY.

YOU'LL NOT HAVE THE PROBLEM

AGAIN.

Gordon: I DON'T KNOW

THE CAUSE OF THIS, BUT THERE

IS SOMEONE WITH BLISTERING

ON YOUR EYEBALL, AND IT'S A

PARTICULAR PROBLEM IN YOUR

RIGHT EYE.

AND GOD IS HEALING THAT

BLISTERING NOW.

AND ALL THAT PAIN AND

DISCOMFORT AND INABILITY HAS

TURNED INTO ABILITY AND

COMFORT, AND YOU'RE

PAIN-FREE NOW.

IN JESUS' NAME, JUST RECEIVE

THAT.

Terry: MICHAEL, I JUST

FEEL COMPELLED TO SPEAK TO

YOU AND TO YOUR BODY, AND

SAY, BODY, ALIGN YOURSELF

WITH THE PERFECT WILL OF

GOD.

THAT HIS WILL WILL BE DONE

ON EARTH AS IT IS IN

HEAVEN.

EVERY MUSCLE, EVERY TISSUE,

EVERY NERVE ENDING COME INTO

PERFECT ALIGNMENT WITH GOD'S

WILL, IN JESUS' NAME.

Gordon: SOMEONE ELSE

WITH REDNESS AND CRACKING ON

THE SOLES OF THE FEET, AND

IT IS PAINFUL FOR YOU, AND

YOU SAY PLEASE SAY THAT.

GOD IS HEALING THE SKIN

RIGHT NOW IN JESUS' NAME.

BE SET FREE FROM THAT.

SOMEONE ELSE WITH A

DEBILITATING BACK INJURY,

ENORMOUS PAIN FROM YOUR NECK

TO YOUR RIGHT SHOULDER.

AND YOU'RE JUST DISPAIRING.

JURYOU'RE DISPAIRING OF

YOUR LIFE AND FUTURE.

GOD IS TAKING THAT PAIN FROM

YOU NO.

LIFT YOUR ARMS NOW AND

RECEIVE HEALING FROM HIM

NOW.

HE IS COMING TO YOU NOW.

LORD, WE THANK YOU, FOR YOU

ARE THE HEALER.

WHEN WE RECEIVE YOU, WE

RECEIVE HEALING.

IF YOU'VE BEEN TOUCHED BY

GOD, WE WANT TO SHARE IN

YOUR GOOD REPORT.

SO CALL US, 1-800-759-0700.

WE LEAVE YOU WITH THESE

WORDS FROM MATTHEW: "IF YOU

HAVE FAITH AS A MUSTARD

SEED, YOU WILL SAY TO THIS

MOUNTAIN, MOVE FROM HERE TO

THERE, AND IT WILL MOVE."

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