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The 700 Club - November 28, 2012

'A Voice of Hope' continues with Bishop Neville Smith sharing sound strategies for dealing with heartbreak. Plus, after struggling for three years with barely any income, Scott Owen discovered what to do. Read Transcript


WE WOULD HAVE BEEN

MARRIED 40 YEARS IN 2009.

Lee: WE ALL FACE PAIN,

WE ALL FACE ANGUISH.

CANCER GOT INTO HER

BODY.

IF YOU DIDN'T KNOW HER, YOU

WOULDN'T HAVE RECOGNIZED

HER.

Lee: HOW TO DEAL WITH A

BROKEN HARD.

THAT WAS THE MOST

DIFFICULT PART OF MY LIFE.

THAT'S WHERE GOD GAVE MY

GRACE.

THANK GOD FOR THE GRACE.

*

Pat: WELL, WELCOME,

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, TO

THIS EDITION OF "THE 700

CLUB."

TODAY WE'RE GOING TO SHOW

YOU THE ULTIMATE INSULT, BUT

I WON'T TELL YOU WHAT THAT'S

ABOUT UNTIL LATER ON IN THE

PROGRAM.

KRISTI DOESN'T KNOW.

Kristi: I DON'T KNOW,

EITHER, AND I'M WAITING WITH

BAITED BREATH.

Pat: MY GOODNESS.

YOU PROBABLY WON'T LIKE IT.

Kristi: ALL RIGHT.

Pat: OKAY.

IF PRESIDENT OBAMA NOMINATES

SUSAN RICE FOR SECRETARY OF

STATE, SHE'LL FACE A TOUGH

SET OF QUESTIONS FROM THE

REPUBLICANS.

REPUBLICANS.

Kristi: THEY WANT TO

KNOW WHY SHE DIDN'T SAY

ANYTHING ABOUT TERRORISM.

CHARLENE ISRAEL HAS THE

STORY.

Reporter: SUSAN RICE

RETURNS TO CAPITOL HILL FOR

ROUND TWO.

RICE FACED SEVERAL OF OUR

CRITICS ON TUESDAY, MARCHING

INTO CAPITOL HILL, EAGER TO

DEFEND HER RESPONSE TO THE

SEPTEMBER 11TH ATTACK ON THE

U.S. CO CONSULATE IN

BENGHAZI, LIBYA.

IT SEEMS TO ARE BEEN

HIJACKED BY INDIVIDUAL

CHOLESTEROLS OF EXTREMISTS.

Reporter: BUT RICE

CONCEDED SHE INCORRECTLY

DESCRIBED THE ATTACK, AS A

SPONTANEOUS PROTEST GONE BAD

WHEN IT WAS ACTUALLY A

TERRORIST ATTACK.

BUT SHE SAYS SHE BASED HER

COMMENTS ON THE INTELLIGENCE

AVAILABLE AT THE TIME.

JOHN MCCAIN AND LINDSAY

RIETI HAVE QUESTIONED RICE'S

WORDS FROM THE BEGINNING.

WE ARE SIGNIFICANTLY

TROUBLED BY MANY OF THE

ANSWERS.

THE CONCERNS I HAVE ARE

GREATER TODAY THAN THEY WERE

BEFORE, AND WE'RE NOT EVEN

CLOSE TO GETTING THE BASIC

ANSWERS.

Reporter: ACTING C.I.A.

DIRECTOR MICHAEL MOREL

ACCOMPANIED RICE TO THE

MEETING, AND REINFORCED THE

PERCEPTION THAT THE WHITE

HOUSE CAN'T GET ITS STORY

STRAIGHT ABOUT BENGHAZI.

AND HE REMOVED A SPECIFIC

REFERENCE TO AL-QAEDA.

THE F.B.I. QUICKLY DENIED

THE STATEMENT, CLAIMING IT

WAS ACTUALLY THE C.I.A. THAT

MADE THE CHANGE.

THE WHITE HOUSE CONTINUES TO

DEFEND RICE, CLAIMING THERE

ARE NO UNANSWERED QUESTIONS

ABOUT RICE'S COMMENTS

FOLLOWING THE BENGHAZI

ATTACK.

THE FOCUS ON, SOME MIGHT

SAY OBSESSION ON, COMMENTS

MADE ON SUNDAY'S SHOWS

SEEMS, TO ME, AND TO MANY,

TO BE MISPLACED.

President Obama: IF I

THINK SHE WOULD BE THE BEST

PERSON TO SERVE AMERICA IN

THE STATE DEPARTMENT, THEN I

WILL NOMINATE HER.

Reporter: CHARLENE

ISRAEL, CBN NEWS.

Pat: WELL, YOU KNOW,

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, YOU

HAVE TO ASK YOURSELF IF

SUSAN RICE -- SHE'S SUPPOSED

TO BE A REAL SMART LADY.

HAS A DEGREE FROM A

PRESTIGIOUS UNIVERSE, AND

WHEN THAT STUFF CAME ACROSS,

THEY LEFT OUT THE TALKING

POINTS, BUT, NEVERTHELESS,

THERE WAS EVERY KIND OF RED

FLAG KNOWN TO MAN, BEFORE

SHE DID THOSE TALK SHOWS.

AND WHY WOULDN'T SHE HAVE

QUESTIONED THE,

QUOTE,"INTELLIGENCE" GIVEN

TO HER.

YOU SAY, GUYS, THIS THING

DOESN'T SMELL RIGHT.

BUT SHE DIDN'T DO THAT.

I DON'T KNOW WHAT THE

PRESIDENT PUT SOMEBODY THAT

IS THAT FLAWED UP THERE.

THEY'LL HAVE A BIG FIGHT

OVER HERE, AND SHE'LL

ULTIMATELY GO DOWN IN

FLAMES.

HE HAS THE CHOICE OF PUTTING

JOHN KERRY IN, AND SOME

PEOPLE DON'T LIKE KERRY, BUT

HE WOULD GET TO THE SENATE

WITHOUT TOO MUCH TROUBLE.

I'M SURE THERE ARE VERY,

VERY CAPABLE PEOPLE THAN THE

SECRETARY OF STATE.

WHY TAKE SOMEBODY WHO IS A

LIGHTNING ROD AND MAKE A BIG

FIGHT OVER IT.

SPEAKING OF BIG FIGHTS, WE

UNDERSTAND THE DEMOCRATS'

POSITION HAS HARDENED WITH

REGARD TO THE NEGOTIATIONS

ABOUT THE SO-CALLED FISCAL

CLIFF.

AND THIS ONE IS GOING TO BE

MORE IMPORTANT THAN THE

SECRETARY OF STATE.

THIS IS GOING TO INVOLVE THE

FUTURE OF THE ECONOMY.

LEE WEBB HAS THAT STORY.

Lee: DEMOCRATS ARE

DEEPLY DIVIDED ABOUT WHETHER

TO INCLUDE CUTS IN MEDICARE

AND MEDICAID IN THE CURRENT

BUDGET TALKS.

THE TALKS ARE AIMED AS

AVOIDING THE SO-CALLED

FISCAL CLIFF.

BOTH SIDES HAVE MAINLY

TALKED ABOUT RAISING TAXES

ON HIGH INCOME AMERICANS,

BUT REPUBLICANS AND SOME

DEMOCRATS, ALSO SAY CUTS

INEXPENSIVE PROGRAMS LIKE

MEDICARE HAVE TO BE ON THE

TABLE.

OTHER DEMOCRATS, HOWEVER,

WANT TO AVOID ANY CUTS IN

THOSE BENEFITS.

SO FAR NEITHER SIDE HAS BEEN

ABLE TO FIND COMMON GROUND.

THE QUESTION IS, PAT, WILL

THEY?

Pat: IT IS NOT JUST

COMMON GROUND.

IT'S COMMON SENSE.

WE ARE GETTING OLDER AS

AMERICANS.

I AM MUCH OLDER, RIGHT NOW,

BEFORE YOU, AS SOMEBODY WAS

IN THE DAYS OF FRANKLIN D.

ROOSEVELT.

FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT LOOKED

LIKE THE ANCIENT OF DAYS

WHEN HE DIED, BUT HE WAS

ONLY 63 YEARS OLD, I

BELIEVE, WHEN HE DIED.

HE LOOKED LIKE THE OLD MAN

ON THE MOUNTAIN.

HE HAD ALL KINDS OF

DISEASES, AND HE SMOKED A

LOT, AND SO FORTH.

BUT, NEVERTHELESS, PEOPLE,

WHEN THEY PUT IN SOCIAL

SECURITY, DIED BY THE TIME

THEY GOT TO BE 65.

NOW THEY LIVE TO BE 75, 80,

85 YEARS OLD, AND IT IS NOT

UNCOMMON TO SEE PEOPLE

LIVING INTO THEIR 90s.

SO ALL THEY'VE GOT TO DO IS

RAISE THE ELIGIBILITY AGE OF

THESE PROGRAMS A FEW YEARS

BECAUSE PEOPLE ARE NO LONGER

DYING AT 65, NOR ARE THEY

DYING AT 70.

IN ORDER TO KEEP THESE

PROGRAMS SOLVENT, THEY HAVE

TO DO THE COMMON-SENSE THING

AND ADJUST THE AGE.

BIG DEAL?

WHY CAN'T THEY DO THAT?

LEE?

Lee: PASTOR RICK WARREN

SAYS PRESIDENT OBAMA IS,

QUOTE,"DEAD WRONG ON

ENFORCING HIS HEALTH CARE

MANDATE."

THAT REQUIRES ORGANIZATIONS

TO MAKE CONTRACEPTIONS

AVAILABLE IN THEIR HEALTH

INSURANCE PLAN, EVEN IF IT

IS AGAINST THEIR RELIGIOUS

BELIEFS.

PASTOR WARREN SPOKE TO CBN'S

DAVID BRODY, AND HE SAYS HE

TOLD THE PRESIDENT DIRECTLY

OF HIS OPPOSITION TO THE

REQUIREMENT.

I CLEARLY TOLD THE

PRESIDENT AND THE WHITE

HOUSE I 100% DISAGREE WITH

HIM, AND I SAID I WOULD

FIGHT HIM ON THIS ISSUE OF

RELIGIOUS LIBERTY, BECAUSE

HE IS DEAD-WRONG ON IT.

THE MOST IMPORTANT FREEDOM

IN AMERICA IS THE FIRST

FREEDOM.

AND THE FIRST FREEDOM IS

RELIGIOUS LIBERTY.

AMERICA WAS FOUNDED BY

PEOPLE WHO CAME HERE FOR

THAT FREEDOM.

NOT ANYTHING ELSE, BUT FOR

THE FREEDOM OF RELIGION.

IT IS THE FIRST SENTENCE --

THE FIRST PHRASE OF THE

FIRST SENTENCE OF THE FIRST

AMENDMENT OF THE

CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED

STATES.

THE RIGHT TO FREE EXERCISE

OF RELIGION.

Lee: WARREN GAVE THE

INVOCATION AT PRESIDENT

OBAMA'S INAUGURATION FOUR

YEARS AGO.

YOU CAN SEE MORE OF DAVID

BRODY'S INTERVIEW WITH

PASTOR WARREN ON "THE BRODY

FILE," FRIDAY AT 9:30 A.M.

ON THE ABC FAMILY CHANNEL.

TWO RETIRING REPUBLICAN

SENATORS HAVE INTRODUCED A

BILL TO AS THEY PUT IT,

NIGHT GET THE BALL ROLLING,"

ON THE ISSUE OF IMMIGRATION

REFORM.

IT WOULD GIVE LEGAL STATUS

TO CHILDREN OF ILLEGAL

IMMIGRANTS.

THE CHILDREN WOULD HAVE TO

GO TO COLLEGE OR JOIN THE

MILITARY.

IT WOULD BE FOR THOSE NOW

UNDER THE AGE OF 28 WHO CAME

TO AMERICA BEFORE THEY WERE

14.

THESE YOUNG PEOPLE ARE IN

A SITUATION WHERE THEY'VE

KNOWN REALLY ONLY AMERICAN

LIFE.

AND YOU SAY GO HOME, AND

THEY SAY WE ARE HOME.

WE HAVE TO GET THIS BALL

ROLLING.

WE HAVE TO HAVE A DISCUSSION

THAT IS SENSIBLE, THAT IS

CALM, THAT DISCUSSIONS ALL

OF THE DIFFERENT ASPECTS OF

THE ISSUE.

AND THIS PARTICULAR PART OF

IMMIGRATION REFORM SEEMED A

LOGICAL PLACE TO BEGIN.

Lee: MANY REPUBLICANS

ARE NOW JUMPING ON THE

BANDWAGON FOR IMMIGRATION

REFORM SINCE THE ELECTION.

MITT ROMNEY RECEIVED ONLY

27% OF THE HISPANIC VOTE.

SOME LATINO ACTIVISTS

ALREADY OPPOSE THE BILL.

THEY SAY IT ONLY OFFERS A

LEGAL STATUS, NOT A

GUARANTEED PATH TO

CITIZENSHIP.

TEENAGER ACTOR ANGUS JONES

IS NOW APOLOGIZING FOR

CALLING "TWO AND A HALF MEN"

FILTH.

HE SAID HE HAD A SPIRITUAL

AWAKENING AND HE NO LONGER

WANTED TO PLAY THE ROLE.

AND HE SAID, "PLEASE STOP

FILLING YOUR HEAD WITH

FILTH."

AND NOW HE APOLOGIZED,

SAYING IF MY COMMENTS SHOWED

ANY DISRESPECT TO MY

COLLEAGUES.

THE UNITED NATIONS WILL VOTE

TOMORROW ON A MEASURE THAT

WOULD UPGRADE THE

PALESTINIAN STATUS AT THE

U.N.

BUT SOME COUNTRIES, LIKE THE

U.S. AND ISRAEL, OPPOSE THE

PLAN.

THEY SAY IT WILL ONLY HURT

CHANCES FOR ANY REAL PEACE

IN THE REGION.

CHRIS MITCHELL HAS THAT

STORY FROM JERUSALEM.

Reporter: ISRAEL,

THEEAU, ANTHE U.S. AND

CANADA ARE OPPOSING MAHMOUD

ABBAS' BID FOR STATUS.

SAYING HAMAS AND ALL

PALESTINIANS ARE WANTED.

WE HAVE UNANIMOUS SUPPORT

FOR GOING TO THE U.N., THE

GENERAL ASSEMBLY, AND

GETTING THE UPGRADE TO STATE

STATUS.

Reporter: HE SAYS THE

MOVE WILL DETERMINE THE

BOUNDARIES OF A PALESTINIAN

STATE AND ITS CLAIM TO

JERUSALEM.

SO THIS IS A VERY

SIGNIFICANT STEP.

IT WILL ENABLE US TO

INTERACT WITH THE REST OF

THE WORLD, ON AT LEAST THE

MINIMUM BASIS OF PARITY AND

EQUALITY.

Reporter: FOREIGN

MINISTRY SPOKESMAN MIGUEL

SAYS IT IS MEANINGLESS

LEGALLY, BUT --

THE PALESTINIANS ARE

FUNDAMENTALLY BREACHING THE

EXISTING AGREEMENT.

SO THAT IS NOT GOOD.

AND THIS VOTE WILL CERTAINLY

BE NO INCENTIVE FOR THEM TO

RETURN TO NEGOTIATIONS.

Reporter: IRONICALLY,

THE ACTION COMES 65 YEARS TO

THE DAY AFTER ARAB NATIONS

REJECTED A U. N.RESOLUTION,

CALLING FOR A JEWISH AND

ARAB STATE.

ISRAEL HAS FOUGHT A NUMBER

OF WARS DURING THOSE 65

YEARS FOR ITS SURVIVAL, AND

SAYS THERE IS NO GOING

BACK.

YOU CAN'T JUST TELL US,

OKAY, WE FOUGHT AGAINST YOU

ALL THOSE YEARS, AND WE LOST

BATTLE AFTER BATTLE, LET'S

GET BACK TO THE START.

Reporter: DANIEL PIKE

SAYS THE MOVE IS NEGATIVE

FOR BOTH ISRAELIS AND

PALESTINIANS, BUT THE END OF

THE PROCESS MIGHT NOT BE SO

BAD.

THE POSSIBILITY THIS WILL

SHATTER OSLO AND END IT MAY

NOT BE A NEGATIVE ONE.

MAHMOUD ABBAS IS GOING TO

THE U.N. IN PART AS THE

MOVEMENT, AND PART TO DO

HARM TO ISRAEL.

Reporter: IN THE END,

HE SAYS IT IS PROBABLY

ANOTHER CASE OF THE

PALESTINIANS TRYING TO HURT

ISRAEL, EVEN IF THEY HURT

THEMSELVES MORE IN THE

PROCESS.

CHRIS MITCHELL, CBN NEWS,

JERUSALEM.

Lee:

PAT, IT IS

BEING

VIEWED AS MERELY SYMBOLIC,

BUT IS IT REALLY?

Pat: WELL, SYMBOLISM

PLAYS A LARGE ROLE UP IN THE

UNITED NATIONS.

IF IT IS CLEARLY AGAINST

ISRAEL, AND IT IS VERY MUCH

PRO-ARAB, AND THEY KEEP

PASSING ALL OF THESE

NONSENSE RESOLUTIONS.

WE HAVE POWER IN THE

SECURITY COUNCIL, BUT I

THINK THE WHOLE UNITED

NATIONS FRAMEWORK SET UP

AFTER WORLD WAR II IS

ANTIQUATED.

I HAVE SUGGESTED A COMMUNITY

OF DEMOCRATIC NATIONS WHERE

WE ACTUALLY JOINED IN WITH

PEOPLE WHO ARE DEMOCRACIES

AND DID NOT ALLOW MEMBERSHIP

FOR THOSE WHO ARE

DICTATORSHIPS.

AND I THINK WHAT'S HAPPENING

NOW, THE CHINESE HAVE A

VETO, THE RUSSIANS HAVE A

VETO, THE U.S. HAS A VETO.

THE SECURITY COUNCIL CAN

CHANGE THE VOTE OF THE

GENERAL ASSEMBLY.

AND WHAT THEY'RE ASKING FOR

IS SOMETHING OF THE GENERAL

ASSEMBLY, WHICH IN A SENSE

IS MEANINGLESS, BUT AT THE

SAME TIME HAS A GREAT DEAL

OF PROPAGANDA VALUE.

SINCE THEY'RE REFUSING TO

NEGOTIATE A BILATERAL TREATY

WITH ISRAEL, WHICH IS WHAT

THEY AGREED ON IN THE PAST,

IT RENDERS PEACE TALKS

NULLIFIED FOR MOOT.

ARE THEY HURTING

THEMSELVES?

YES.

THE JEWS WOULDN'T NEGOTIATE

WITH THEM, BUT IT IS JUST

ONE MORE WAY OF STIRRING THE

POT IN THE MIDDLE EAST.

LEE?

Lee: STAYING ACTIVE AS

YOU AGE COULD HELP PREVENT

ALZHEIMER'S AND DEMENTIA.

SENIORS WHO STAY ACTIVE ON A

DAILY BASIS HAVE 5% MORE

GRAY MATTER THAN PEOPLE WHO

ARE LESS ACTIVE.

HAVING MORE GRAY MATTER

TRANSLATES INTO A LOWER RISK

OF ALZHEIMER'S.

MORE THAN 35 MILLION PEOPLE

WORLDWIDE ARE LIVING WITH

DEMENTIA.

AND THAT IS EXPECTED TO

DOUBLE BY 2030.

FISCAL ACTIVITY COULD BE

ANYTHING FROM RIDING A

BICYCLE TO RAKING LEAVES.

PAT?

Pat: HORSEBACK

RIDING -- EVERYBODY SHOULD

RIDE HORSES.

Kristi: BECAUSE WE ALL

HAVE ONE.

Pat: EVERYBODY HAS ONE

IN THEIR BACKYARD.

GET ONE, PUT HIM IN YOUR

GARAGE INSTEAD OF THE

BACKYARD.

Kristi: I LOVE HOW

OPTMISTIC YOU ARE THAT

EVERYONE HAS A HORSE, BUT

EVERYONE CAN HAVE A BIKE OR

THEY CAN GO WALKING.

Pat: AND THEY CAN ALSO

HAVE A SET OF WEIGHTS, AND I

HAVE A SET OF WEIGHTS.

AND THE WEIGHTS DO NOT EAT

OATS.

THEY SIT UP THERE REAL

QUIETLY UNTIL YOU LIFT THEM

UP IN THE AIR AND PUT THEM

DOWN.

Kristi: WHAT DO I

ALWAYS TEASE YOU ABOUT

BECAUSE OF THE HORSE.

Pat: I LOOK SO GOOD

RIDING HIM.

Kristi: I SAY

TECHNICALLY THE HORSE IS

DOING ALL OF THE EXERCISE.

Pat: YOU DO MORE THAN

YOU REALIZE.

AT LEAST YOUR THIGHS GET

EXERCISE.

I'M ALL FOR HORSES.

THE OUTSIDE OF THE HORSE IS

GOOD FOR THE INSIDE OF A

MAN.

Kristi: AND THAT'S THE

BUMPER STICKER FOR TODAY.

UP NEXT, FIND OUT WHY

LIGHTBULBS AS WE KNOW IT MAY

SOON BE A THING OF THE

PAST.

LATER ON IN THE "THE 700

CLUB" TODAY, OF COURSE IT IS

WEDNESDAY, SO WE'RE GOING TO

TALK ABOUT "A VOICE OF HOPE

," AND TODAY WE'RE GOING TO

TALK ABOUT HOPE FOR THE

BROKENHEARTED OVER THE

HOLIDAYS AND BEYOND.

SO STAY TUNED FOR OUR "VOICE

OF HOPE" SERIES LATER ON IN

THIS PROGRAM.

Pat: LIGHTBULBS, IS

THERE ANYTHING MORE WE'RE

GOING TO FIGHT ABOUT IN THIS

ECONOMY?

THE LIBERALS AND DEMOCRATS

ARE TRYING TO TAKE AWAY YOUR

LIGHTBULBS.

AS A MATTER OF FACT, THEY

HAVE SUCCEEDED.

THE BATTLE OF THE BULB, THE

FIGHT OVER THE GOVERNMENT'S

ATTEMPT TO LEGISLATE WHAT

KIND OF LIGHTBULBS YOU CAN

BUY.

AND EVEN THOUGH INCANDESCENT

RULES HAVE NOT BEEN

COMPLETELY BANNED, YOU MIGHT

NOT BE ABLE TO FIND MANY

INCANDESCENT BULBS IN

STORES.

LIKE SMALL POTTIES IN THE

BATHROOM, WE NOW HAVE

SPECIAL LIGHTBULBS, COURTESY

OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT.

MARK MARTIN EXPLAINS WHY.

Reporter: FOR MORE THAN

130 YEARS, TO THOMAS EDISON

BULBS HAVE LIT UP THE

WORLD.

NOW THE LIGHTBULB AS WE KNOW

IT MAY BE A THING OF THE

PAST.

REPUBLICANS IN CONGRESS

FOUGHT ITS ENACTMENT LATE

LAST YEAR, SAYING THE

GOVERNMENT SHOULD NOT BE

ABLE TO DETERMINE WHAT KIND

OF LIGHTBULBS CONSUMERS

SHOULD BUY.

THEY MANAGED TO STRIP THE

LAW OF THE FUNDING NEEDED TO

ENFORCE THE BAN ON EDISON'S

BULB.

EVEN THOUGH CONGRESS TOOK

THE TEETH OUT OF THE LAW,

ONE LIGHTING INDUSTRY

SPOKESMAN SAYS IT IS TOO

LATE.

THE INDUSTRY HAS MOVED ON

AND AS ALREADY MADE CHANGES

TO PRODUCTION LINES TO BUILD

MORE EFFICIENT BULBS.

THE LAW REQUIRES LIGHTBULBS

TO BE 25% MORE EFFICIENT.

THAT REMOVES INCANDESCENT

BULBS FROM THE MARKET.

I THINK IT IS VERY WISE.

MAYBE 40, 50 YEARS AGO IT

WOULDN'T HAVE WORK BECAUSE

THERE WASN'T ALTERNATIVES.

BUT NOW YOU HAVE PLENTY OF

GREAT ENERGY-EFFICIENT

ALTERNATIVES.

Reporter: THOSE

ALTERNATIVES PRIMARILY FALL

INTO TWO CATEGORIES: CFLs,

AND LIGHT EMITTING DI DI

ODES ARE L.E.D.s.

BUT HOWARD BRANSON IS NOT

READY TO GIVE UP ON A BULB

THAT IS NOT BROKEN.

HE IS KNOWN FOR LIGHTING THE

STATUE OF LIBERTY.

HE STANDS BY E EDISON'S

INVENTION.

ON HIS WEBSITE, SAVE THE

BULB, HE WRITES "I SEE NO

GOOD REASON TO RELEGATE ONE

OF AMERICA'S GREATEST

INVENTIONS."

I KNOW A COUPLE OF SENIOR

RESEARCHERS IN THE LIGHTING

INDUSTRY WHO HAVE STARTED TO

HOARD LIGHTBULBS, AND ME

INCLUDED, BECAUSE I MIGHT

NOT WIN THIS FIGHT, ALTHOUGH

I DEDICATED TO IT.

Reporter: HIS

DEDICATION INCLUDES A

LIFETIME SUPPLY OF BULBS

STORED IN HIS BASEMENT.

WHY WON'T THIS DESIGNER

EMBRACE THE FUTURE?

FOR ONE, THE C.F.L.

ALTERNATIVE CONTAINS

MERCURY.

THEY BANNED MERCURY IN

THERMOMETERS.

THEY'RE SAYING IT IS OKAY IN

LIGHTBULBS.

THAT'S BECAUSE IT HAS BEEN

PUSHED BY THE MANUFACTURES

AND THE GREEN MACHINE.

MILE'S, WHO'S COMPANY

SPECIALIZES IN L.E.D.

LIGHTING, AGREES WITH

BRANSON WHEN IT COMES TO

TOXICITY.

I DON'T LIKE TO USE

THEM.

I HAD ONE FALL ON MY CARPET

FROM WHERE I WAS TESTING,

AND EVEN ON SMALL CARPET, IT

SMASHED INTO SMITHEREENS

BECAUSE OF THE THIN GLASS.

IMMEDIATELY MY SECRETARY

LEFT THE ROOM.

THEY WOULDN'T HAVE ANYTHING

TO DO WITH IT.

Reporter: THE

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

AGENT SE SAYS THE U.S. OF

C.F.L.s HELPS REDUCE THE

MERCURY BECAUSE OF, QUOTE,"

THEIR SIGNIFICANT SAVINGS."

BUT THEY PUT INSTRUCTIONS ON

ITS WEBSITE OF WHAT TO DO IF

A C.F.L. BREAKS IN YOUR

HOME.

THIS PHOTO SHOWS WHAT

HAPPENED TO A MAN WHO

STEPPED ON A C.F.L. BULB AND

HIS FOOT BECAME INFECTED.

YOU HAVE TO CLEAN IT UP

AND DOUBLE BAG THEM IN

SEALED PLASTIC BAGS.

YOU CAN'T VACUUM IT UP.

Reporter: UNLIKE

C.F.L.s, MYLES SAYS L.E.D.

LIGHTING IS NOT DELICATE.

THESE ARE VIRTUALLY

UNBREAKABLE.

Reporter: BE PREPARED

TO PAY QUITE A BIT MORE FOR

THE L.E.D.s AND

C.F.L.s.

KU PAY A BUCK FOR A

THREE-PACK OF TRADITIONAL

BULBS, WHILE A THREE PACK OF

C.F.L.s CAN CAUSE $10 TO

15.

AND L.E.D.s COST THE

MOST.

YOU CAN BE $30 A LAMP.

Reporter: MYLES HOPES

THE ATTRACTION OF ENERGY

SAVINGS AND LONG LIFE WILL

ONE OVER CONSUMERS.

BRANSON STILL LIKES THE

SMOOTH COLORS EMITTED BY

EDISON'S BULBS.

MARK MARTIN, CBN NEWS,

HOLOVILLE, NEW YORK.

Pat: THANKS, MARK.

YOU'RE GOVERNMENT AT WORK,

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN.

THE NANNY STATE IN ITS

FINEST, TRYING TO REGULATE

THE SIZE OF YOUR TOILET BOWL

AND THE SIZE OF YOUR

LIGHTBULBS.

IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE

THEY'RE GOING TO REGULATE.

Kristi: I DON'T KNOW

ABOUT THAT, BUT I HAD A

LIGHTBULB MOMENT FOR USAGE

OF THE WORD BECAUSE I DIDN'T

REALIZE ABOUT THE MERCURY IN

THAT.

THAT HIT ME THE HARDEST IN

THAT STORY.

Pat: ONE OF THOSE

THINGS BREAKS AND YOU HAVE

TO EVACUATE THE PLACE.

Kristi: AND BRING IN

THE HAZMAT CREW.

I THINK I'M GOING TO BE ONE

OF THE STORER STORERS OF

THE OLD TRADITIONAL BULL UBS

SANDRA WRITES, "ARE PRAYERS

FROM PEOPLE WHO DON'T KNOW

JESUS ANSWERED?"

THAT'S A GREAT QUESTION.

AND LATER, BISHOP NEVELSMITH

IS HERE AND HE IS GOING TO

TALK ABOUT LOSING HIS WIFE

OF 39 YEARS JUST FIVE DAYS

BEFORE CHRISTMAS.

Pat: A FRIEND OF MINE,

THAT USED TO BE ONE OF OUR

EXECUTIVES, SENT ME

SOMETHING THAT I THOUGHT I

WANT TO SHARE WITH YOU.

IT IS SO FASCINATING.

I WANT TO SHOW YOU THIS

SERIES OF PICTURES AND THEN

SEE WHAT YOU THINK.

LOOK AT AMERICANS, THE YOUNG

PEOPLE.

Kristi: OH, MY

GOODNESS, A VISIT TO THE

MUSEUM.

Pat: WHAT ARE THEY

DOING?

Kristi: THEY'RE

TEXTING.

THEY'RE ON THEIR PHONE.

Pat: WHAT'S THE NEXT

PICTURE?

Kristi: OUT ON AN

INTIMATE DATE AND THEY'RE

TEXTING.

Pat: OKAY.

AND WHAT'S THE NEXT

PICTURE?

Kristi: HAVING DINNER

OUT WITH YOUR FRIENDS AND

EVERYONE IS TEXTING, AND NO

ONE IS TALKING.

Pat: AND THE NEXT

PICTURE.

Kristi: YOU'RE AT THE

GAME AND LOOKING AT

YOUR iPHONE.

Pat: AND THE NEXT

PICTURE.

Kristi: A DAY AT THE

BEACH -- I HAVE SEEN THAT.

EVERYONE IS TEXTING, AND I'M

LIKE, LOOK AT THE WATER.

Pat: AND THE LATEST IS

A STATEMENT FROM EINSTEIN,

THE GENIUS.

HERE IS WHAT HE SAID --

THAT'S NOT EINSTEIN.

Kristi: SO OUR CREW IS

ON THE PHONE.

SO NO ONE IS RUNNING THE

SHOW.

Pat: COME ON, GUYS, GET

WITH IT.

WIRE GETTING PAID TO WORK.

Kristi: IT SAYS, "I

FEAR THE DAY THAT TECHNOLOGY

WILL SURPASS OUR HUMAN

INTERACTION.

THE WORLD WILL HAVE A

GENERATION OF IDIOTS."

OH, MY GOODNESS, FROM

EINSTEIN HIMSELF.

Pat: IT HAS HAPPENED.

THERE THEY ARE.

EVERYBODY TEXTING.

I DON'T HAVE ONE OF THOSE

THINGS, THANK GOODNESS.

Kristi: YOU KNOW WHAT,

MY SON, FOR CHRISTMAS --

EVERYBODY IS WORKING ON

THEIR CHRISTMAS LIST, AND HE

WANTS iPAD, iBOX, AND HE

IS NINE YEARS OLD.

I SAT THERE AND I THOUGHT

NO.

I'M GETTING HIM LEGOS -- I

HOPE HE IS NOT WATCHING

THIS.

I'M GETTING HIM LEGOS AND

CARS AND DIRT TO PLAY WITH.

WHATEVER, JUST PLAY.

Pat: WHEN I WAS YOUNG,

WE HAD OLD MOUNTIE SUITS AND

TOY GUNS.

Kristi: WHEN YOU WERE

NINE, DIDN'T THEY HAVE

WOODEN BLOCKS?

Pat: OF COURSE.

Kristi: BECAUSE THEY

DIDN'T HAVE PLASTIC IN YOUR

DAY.

Pat: I DON'T THINK SO.

IF YOU WANTED A REAL GOOD

TOY, THEY WOULD GIVE YOU AN

OLD TIRE AND YOU COULD HANG

IT UP AND USE IT FOR A

SWING.

ALL RIGHT.

ISN'T THAT INTERESTING?

Kristi: I THINK IT IS

BRILLIANT.

Pat: I WANT TO SHOW

YOU -- WHERE IS MY LITTLE

DEAL.

MS. PRODUCER, GIVE ME THAT

BOOKLET, WILL YOU.

YES.

I WANT TO SHOW YOU.

BRING IT OVER HERE.

I WANT TO SHOW YOU THE

ULTIMATE AFFRONT.

WE'RE GOING

TO SEND THIS

OUT.

IT IS CALLED "QUIET MOMENTS

IN HIS PRESENCE."

THIS IS SUPPOSED TO BE OUR

CHRISTMAS BOOK AND IT HAS

RECIPES.

Kristi: THAT'S LOVELY.

WHAT IS IN THERE?

Pat: IN HERE IS MY

WIFE'S GRANDMOTHER'S FAMOUS

RECIPE.

YOU LIKE TO SAY IT COMES

FROM YOUR GRANDMOTHER.

SHE PROBABLY PICKED IT OUT

OF THE LADIES HOME JOURNAL.

THIS IS HER FAMOUS DATE NUT

CAKE.

IT IS FABULOUS.

YOU PUT AN ORANGE GLAZE ON

IT.

IT IS THE MOST DELICIOUS

THING YOU EVER SAW.

THIS IS A CLASSIC, HANDED

DOWN FROM THE FAMILY, BUT

YOU TURN THE PAGE, AND WHAT

DO WE HAVE IN THIS BOOKLET

WE'RE SENDING OUT.

WHAT IS THAT?

Kristi: OH, IT'S

MACARONI AND CHEESE.

IS THAT MY RECIPE?

Pat: IT'S YOUR RECIPE.

WHAT THEY'VE DONE TO DEE

DEE'S SACRED GRANDMOTHER --

Kristi: PEOPLE ARE LIKE

FIGURE ABOUFIGUREFORGET

ABOUT IT.

Pat: WHAT DID THEY DO

TO MY BOOK.

THIS IS VERY PRETTY --

MACARONI AND CHEESE WITH HER

DATE NUT CAKE THAT IS

FAMOUS.

Kristi: YOU KNOW YOU

LOVE IT.

Pat: I LOVE THE ORANGE

DATE NUT CAKE.

Kristi: THAT WAS FUN.

RIGHT NOW WE'RE GOING TO

FORGET ABOUT THE iPADS

AND iPHONES, AND WE'RE

GOING TO ANSWER QUESTIONS

RIGHT NOW LIVE.

Pat: WE ARE.

WE'RE NOT GOING TO EAT MAC

AND CHEESE, NOR ARE WE GOING

TO GET ANY ORANGE DATE

NUT --

Kristi: YOU HAVE TO TRY

MY MAC KOREA MACARONI AND

CHEESE.

Pat: I'LL GIVE YOU A

SLICE OF DEE DEE'S ORANGE

DATE NUT CAKE.

Kristi: I'LL TAKE IT.

I'M SURE IT'S DIVINE.

Pat: BUT TO PUT THAT

ALONGSIDE OF MAC AND

CHEESE.

Kristi: YOU JUST LOVE

TO HARASS ME.

WE'RE SWITCHING GEARS AS PAT

SETTLES DOWN.

SANSANDRA STARTS US OFF AND

SHE WANTS TO KNOW, "ARE

PRAYERS FROM PEOPLE WHO

DON'T KNOW JESUS ANSWERED?"

Pat: YOU KNOW, YOU HAVE

ALL KINDS OF DISCUSSION

ABOUT THIS.

GOD DOESN'T HEAR THE PRAYERS

OF THE UNBELIEVERS -- GOD

HEARS EVERYBODY'S PRAYERS.

DOES HE NECESSARILY ANSWER

THEM?

HERE IS THE DEAL, IF YOU'RE

IN SIN AND YOU'RE HAVING AN

ADULTEROUS AFFAIR, AND YOU

SAY, OH, GOD SEND ME THE

WINNING COMBINATION TO THE

LOTTERY.

AND YOU GET IT AND YOU HIT

THE LOTTERY, AND YOU SAY I

WON IT BECAUSE I WAS HAVING

AN ADULTEROUS AFFAIR, AND SO

YOU'RE REINFORCING SIN.

GOD IS NOT GOING TO

REINFORCE YOU IN SIN.

HOWEVER, THE CRY OF THE

HEART OF SOMEBODY WHO SAYS I

NEED TO KNOW GOD, OH, GOD

PLEASE TOUCH ME, THE LORD

WILL HEAR AND ANSWER THAT

PRAYER.

Kristi: BENJAMIN SAYS,

"MY WIFE AND I LISTENED TO

YOUR TEACHING THE THREE

BLESSINGS, AND I FOUND THE

PART ON ANOINTING ESPECIALLY

SIGNIFICANT FOR ME.

FOR SOME TIME I WANTED TO

KNOW MORE ABOUT THIS

ANOINTING, AND WANTED TO ASK

HOW DO I RECEIVE HIS POWER,

HIS FAVOR, HIS WISDOM, SO I

CAN DO ALL THAT HE COMMANDS

ME TO DO.

I'VE BEEN HIS FOR SOME TIME

AND I'M TIRED OF FEELING

LIKE I'M LACKING

SOMETHING."

THAT'S A GOOD QUESTION.

Pat: MOVE INTO THE

LORD.

SPEND TIME IN PRAYER, AND

SPEND TIME IN THE LORD.

HE SAYS THE HEART CRY OF A

PERSON HE WILL NOT REFUSE.

A HUMBLE AND CONTRITE SPIRIT

THOU WILL NOT REFUSE.

IF YOU HUMBLE YOURSELF

BEFORE THE LORD, CRY OUT TO

HIM AND SAY, LORD, I JUST

MUST HAVE, I'M DESPERATE.

JESUS SAID BLESSED ARE THEY

THAT HUNGER AND THIRST AFTER

RIGHTEOUSNESS FOR THEY WILL

BE FILLED.

IT IS FORCE FEEDING AN

ANIMAL, YOU HAVE

RIGHTEOUSNESS FORCED DOWN

YOUR THROAT.

SO YOU SAY HOW DO YOU GET

IT?

BY HU HUNGERING AND

THIRSTING FOR GOD.

Kristi: GAIL SAYS, "BOO

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO DO TO

SEE PEOPLE OF SICKNESS.

WHEN DID GOD GIVE YOU THE

GIFT AND HOW LONG DID IT

TAKE?"

Pat: I DON'T

NECESSARILY SEE SICKNESSES,

BUT YOU HEAR A VOICE.

WHEN I WAS COMING INTO THE

HOLINESS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT,

I WAS PRACTICING IN NEW

YORK, IT WAS A SEMINARY, AND

WE USED TO HAVE SPIRIT-LED

WORSHIP.

YOU PRACTICE THE PRESENCE OF

GOD.

A LOT OF TIMES YOU MISS IT.

IT IS LIKE A LITTLE BABY

LEARNING TO WALK.

SO LITTLE BY LITTLE BY

LITTLE.

AND BELIEVE ME, WE STILL SEE

THROUGH A GLASS DARKLY.

WE DON'T KNOW EVERYTHING.

WE PROPHESY IN PART.

YOU ASK GOD TO SHOW YOU, AND

AS WE'RE PRAYING, THE LORD

SOMETIMES REVEALS

SOMETHING.

BUT IT IS NOT THAT I SEE A

SICKNESS.

SOME PEOPLE DO.

SOME PEOPLE HAVE ALL KINDS

OF WORK IN THE SPIRIT.

BUT THE WORD OF KNOWLEDGE IS

A WORD.

IT COMES TO YOU.

AND A WORD OF WISDOM IS

SOMETHING ABOUT

THE FUTURE,

AND THAT COMES AS WELL.

AND MANY TIMES WE CAN MISS

IT, SO WE NEED TO BE VERY

HUMBLE.

Kristi: THAT'S TRUE.

AND THAT'S WHY WE HAVE TO

RELY ON THE HOLY SPIRIT.

JOY ASKS, "IS IT NECESSARY

FOR A CHRISTIAN TO BE

BAPTIZED IN WATER IN ORDER

TO RECEIVE THE HOLY

SPIRIT?"

Pat: I DON'T THINK SO.

BUT I WANT YOU TO KNOW WHEN

I WAS SEEKING THE LORD, I

DIDN'T LEAVE ANYTHING OUT.

I WAS A BAPTIST, BEFORE I

FOUND THE LORD, AND I

ACTUALLY GOT REBAPTIZED

BECAUSE I DIDN'T WANT TO

LEAVE ANYTHING OUT.

I WAS SO HUNGRY FOR GOD.

AND IF IT TOOK MORE OF THAT,

I WAS GOING TO DO IT.

GOD ISN'T HUNG UP ON

RITUAL.

HE LOOKS AT YOUR HEART, AND

THAT'S WHAT'S THERE.

GOD IS A SPIRIT.

WORSHIP IN SPIRIT AND IN

TRUTH, NOT THROUGH RITUAL.

THANKS FOR THOSE QUESTIONS.

Kristi: ABSOLUTELY.

AND IF YOU HAVE MORE

QUESTIONS FOR PAT, YOU CAN

ALWAYS LOG ON TO CBN.COM.

STILL AHEAD, MEET A

BUSINESSMAN WHO SOLD HIS

START-UP AND MADE -- CHECK

THIS OUT -- MORE THAN 70

TIMES HIS

INITIAL

INVESTMENT.

WHOA WE.

WHEW WEE-WEE.

WE'RE GOING TO SHOW YOU HOW

HE DID IT, SO DON'T GO

AWAY.

Lee: WELCOME BACK TO

"THE 700 CLUB."

NINE PEOPLE ARE DEAD AFTER

AN ATTACK ON

A CHRISTIAN

VILLAGE IN

CENTRAL NIGERIA.

THAT WORD FROM

THE HEAD

OF

THE CHRISTIAN ADVOCACY

GROUP,

THE

STEFANO'S

FOUNDATION.

WITNESS SAY GUNMEN IN ARMY

UNIFORMS FIRED WEAPONS FROM

A

SPEEDING VAN.

THE POLICE SAY THEY'RE

INVESTIGATING THE

INCIDENT,

BUT TENSIONS ARE HIGH

BETWEEN THE REGION'S

CHRISTIAN

SOUTH

AND MUSLIM

NORTH.

HUNDREDS HAVE DIED IN

THE

VIALS

BETWEEN THE TWO SIDES

IN THE

LAST FEW

YEARS.

MORE MASS PROTEST

IN THE

STREETS OF EGYPT

BECAUSE OF

PRESIDENT MOHAMMED

MORSI'S

POWER GRAB.

MORE

THAN

200,000 PEOPLE

FLOCKED TO TERIR SQUARE.

PROTESTORS ACCUSE MORSI OF

TRYING TO MAKE HIMSELF AN

ALL POWERFUL RULER, LIKE

MUBARAK.

YOU CAN ALWAYS GET

THE

LATEST FROM CBN NEWS BY

GOING TO OUR

WEBSITE AT

CBNNEWS.COM.

STAY TUNED, PAT AND KRISTI

WILL BE BACK WITH MORE OF

"THE 700 CLUB" AFTER THIS.

Pat: WELCOME BACK.

I'M SO GLAD YOU'RE WITH US

TODAY.

WE'RE HAVING A LOT OF FUN.

A NEW START-UP IS A RISKY

BUSINESS.

JUST ASK SCOTT OWENS.

HE WENT THREE YEARS WITHOUT

A SALARY.

AND AS SCOTT TOOK THE LAST

OF HIS MONEY AND MADE AN

INVESTMENT THAT JUMP-STARTED

HIS NEW COMPANY.

Reporter: IN 1991,

SCOTT OWENS CAME UP WITH A

GROUNDBREAKING IDEA.

WE REALLY WANTED TO TAKE

THE WHOLE DEFENSIVE DRIVING

INDUSTRY TO THE NEXT LEVEL.

ACTUALLY MAKE IT

ENTERTAINING AND ENGAGING.

Reporter: SO HE AND A

BUSINESS PARTNER LAUNCHED A

COMPUTER-BASED TRAFFIC

SCHOOL.

BUT GETTING THE BUSINESS OFF

THE GROUND TOOK A LONG TIME

AND A LOT OF MONEY.

MY PARTNER AND I TOOK OUR

INVESTMENT CAPITAL, ALL THE

MONEY WE HAD, AND INVESTED

WITH THIS.

Reporter: WITH ALL OF

THE MONEY IN THE START-UP,

IT WAS DEFINITELY TOUGH.

IT WAS A STRUGGLE.

WE NO INCOME COMING IN.

IT MADE IT VERY DIFFICULT TO

PAY THE BILLS.

TO THE POINT WHERE OUR

ELECTRICITY GOT CUT OFF.

WE DIDN'T EAT VERY WELL.

WE ATE RICE AND TUNAFISH AND

PECANS WE HAD OFF A TREE IN

THE BACKYARD.

IT WAS A DIFFICULT STRUGGLE,

BUT WE GOT THROUGH IT.

Reporter: THEY

STRUGGLED FOR THREE, LONG

YEARS.

SCOTT BELIEVES IT WAS THEN

THAT GOD TOLD HIM TO GIVE TO

A LOCAL CHURCH.

I HAD ABOUT $400 TO $500

IN THE COFFEE CAN.

I WENT HOME AND THOUGHT

ABOUT IT, STRUGGLED WITH IT

FOR A LITTLE WHILE, AND TOOK

IT DOWN TO THE CHURCH AND

PUT IT ON THE FRONT

DOORSTEP.

Reporter: FINALLY

THINGS TURNED AROUND.

IN 1996, THE COMPANY GREW

EXPEDENTIALLY.

I CAN ATTRIBUTE IT BACK TO

THE $400 OR $500 COFFEE

CAN.

Reporter: 2007 SCOTT

MARRIED NINA, AND SHE

CONVINCED HIM TO START

TITHING.

EVENTUALLY SCOTT AND HIS

PARTNER DECIDED TO SELL THE

COMPANY, BUT SCOTT HAD A

FALLOUT WITH HIS SHARE

SHOULDERS AND HE SHARE WAS

CUT 10%.

I LOOKED AT THE TITHE,

AND I THOUGHT, THAT'S A

SUBSTANTIAL AMOUNT OF MONEY

WE GIVE EVERY MONTH.

THAT'S ABOUT THE AMOUNT OF

MONEY WE'RE SHORT.

WHAT DO WE DO?

I REALLY STRUGGLED WITH

THAT.

I HAD HIM SAY, THIS IS

HOW MUCH WE TITHED.

MAYBE WE SHOULD STOP FOR A

WHILE.

AND I SAID, NO, THAT'S THE

LAST THING YOU NEED TO DO.

WE'RE JUST GOING TO STAND

STRONG AND STAND FAITHFUL,

KEEP DOING WHAT WE'RE DOING

BECAUSE EVERY TIME GOD WILL

SEE YOU THROUGH BETTER THAN

YOU CAN ASK OR THINK.

Reporter: SCOTT AND

NINA AGREED TO KEEP TITHING

ON THE AMOUNT OF SCOTT'S

PREVIOUS SALARY BEFORE THE

PAY CUT.

WE HELD TO IT AND STUCK

TO IT, AND SURPRISINGLY

ENOUGH, EVERY MONTH

ADDITIONAL INCOME WOULD COME

IN THAT WOULD COVER THE

REMAINING BILLS.

Reporter: FOR THREE

YEARS, THEY TITHED

FAITHFULLY AND TRUSTED GOD

TO PROVIDE.

AND FINALLY THEY CLOSED THE

DEAL, AND SCOTT MADE MORE

THAN 70 TIMES HIS INITIAL

INVESTMENT.

I WAS SURPRISED.

I WAS SHOCKED.

I WAS IN AWE.

IT IS ABSOLUTELY AMAZING THE

BLESSINGS THAT GOD HAS GIVEN

ME AND MY FAMILY.

Reporter: SCOTT

BELIEVES IT WAS THEIR

FAITHFUL GIVING THAT MADE

ALL OF THE DIFFERENCE.

JUST TRY IT.

DO IT FAITHFULLY, AND I

GUARANTEE YOU YOU WILL SEE

GOD'S BLESSING.

Pat: DO IT FAITHFULLY.

YOU KNOW, THE LORD SAYS,

GIVE AND IT WILL BE GIVEN

UNTTO YOU, PRESSED DOWN --

THAT IS A PROMISE OF GOD

HIMSELF.

SCOTT AND HIS BEAUTIFUL WIFE

DID THAT AND THEY WERE NOT

DISAPPOINTED.

PRAISE THE LORD.

KRISTI?

Kristi: COMING UP, A

WIDOWER LAYS HIS EMOTIONS

BARE.

ONE OF THE MOST DIFFICULT

THINGS FOR ME WAS MY FIRST

NIGHT AT HOME IN THE SAME

BED WITHOUT HER.

THAT WAS DIFFERENT.

LOOKING OVER AND REALIZING

THAT WAS THE PILLOW, NOT

LORETTA.

Kristi: SO HOW THIS MAN

FOUND JOY IN THE MIDST OF

HEARTACHE.

PLUS WE'LL BE PRAYING FOR

YOU AND YOUR NEEDS, SO

WHATEVER YOU DO, DON'T GO

AWAY.

Kristi: THIS SUMMER,

WHEN WE DID THE "VOICE OF

HOPE" SERIES, WE ASKED

PEOPLE IF THERE WAS A TOPIC

YOU WANT TO TALK ABOUT THAT

YOU HAVEN'T ADDRESSED.

AND MANY PEOPLE WROTE IN,

WHAT ABOUT THE DEATH OF A

SPOUSE.

WHAT ABOUT WHEN YOUR A

WIDOW.

THAT'S WHAT WE'RE TALKING

ABOUT TODAY.

THE DEATH OF A SPOUSE IS

DEVASTATING, NO MATTER WHEN

IT OCCURS, BUT FOR THOSE WHO

LOSE LOVED ONES DURING THE

HOLIDAYS, IT IS ESPECIALLY

HARD.

THAT'S WHAT HAPPENED TO

BISHOP NEVEL SMITH WHEN HIS

WIFE OF 39 YEARS DIED FIVE

DAYS BEFORE CHRISTMAS.

I TALKED WITH HIM ABOUT HOW

HE FOUND HOPE AND HELP TO

OVERCOME HIS HEARTBREAK.

Kristi: PSALMS 147

PROMISES THAT GOD HEALS THE

BROKENHEARTED AND BINDS UP

THEIR WOUNDS.

FOR BISHOP NEVEL SMITH, ONE

OF OUR EXPERTS FROM OUR

SINGLE SERIES, A BROKEN

HEART IS SOMETHING HE

EXPERIENCED FIRSTHAND.

ALTHOUGH COUNTLESS PRAYERS

WERE LIFTED UP BY HIS

FRIENDS, FAMILY, AND CHURCH

MEMBERS IN BERMUDA, THIS

WIFE OF 39 YEARS DIED OF

CANCER.

NOW A WIDOWER, THIS MIGHTY

MAN OF GOD ASKED THE

QUESTION SO MANY OTHERS HAVE

ASKED: "CAN GOD TRULY HEAL

THE BROKENHEARTED, AND IF

SO, HOW?"

NEVEL, I AM LOOKING THROUGH

THESE PICTURES THAT YOU GAVE

ME.

OH, YES.

Kristi: I KNOW.

AND I CANNOT HELP BUT NOTICE

THIS ONE RIGHT HERE.

HOW OLD WERE YOU?

I WAS, I THINK, ABOUT 19

IN THIS PHOTOGRAPH.

THAT MEANS THAT LORETTA

WOULD HAVE BEEN 17.

Kristi: WOW.

SO 19 AND 17.

SO THAT'S WHY SHE REALLY

SHINES AGAINST MY FACE.

SHE ALWAYS DID SHINE.

WE WOULD HAVE BEEN MARRIED

40 YEARS IN 2009.

SO WE WERE 39 YEARS.

CANCER GOT INTO HER BODY.

SHE WOKE UP ON -- I THINK IT

WAS A TUESDAY MORNING, AND

WITH SUCH PAIN IN HER

STOMACH.

AND SHE SAID, I'VE GOT TO GO

TO THE HOSPITAL.

TO SEE MY WIFE GO THROUGH

ALL OF THAT, TO SEE HER BODY

ALMOST BECOME DISFIGURED

WITH FLUIDS IN HER FACE --

IF YOU DIDN'T KNOW HER, YOU

WOULDN'T RECOGNIZE HER.

AND TO GO IN EVERY DAY AND

SEE HER LIKE THAT CUT MY

HEART SO DEEPLY.

IT WAS THE MOST DIFFICULT

TIME OF MY LIFE, THAT LAST

YEAR AND THOSE LAST THREE

MONTHS, FROM SEPTEMBER

SEPTEMBER 2008 UNTIL FIVE

DAYS BEFORE CHRISTMAS.

THE MOST CHALLENGING TIME.

AND I'M ASKING GOD -- I

DIDN'T UNDERSTAND -- AND I

HEARD SOMETHING IN MY SPIRIT

THAT I DID NOT WANT TO

HEAR.

I HEARD SHE'S COMING HOME TO

ME.

AND I REMEMBER SAYING THAT'S

NOT GOD BECAUSE WE WERE

PRAYING.

AND THOSE WORDS ECHOED IN MY

SPIRIT AND IN MY HEART AND

IN MY EMOTIONS.

AND I REMEMBER GOING BACK TO

THE APARTMENT AND SAYING,

GOD, THIS CAN'T HAPPEN.

AND THEN FINALLY I HAD TO

SAY IN ORDER FOR ME TO GET

THE PEACE ABOUT IT, I HAD TO

SAY JUST WHAT JESUS SAID.

NOT MY WILL, FATHER, THY

WILL WILL BE DONE.

THAT WAS THE MOST DIFFICULT

THING OF MY LIFE, TO RELEASE

MY WIFE.

Kristi: I KNOW THAT

GOD'S GRACE IS, AND

CONTINUES TO BE, SUFFICIENT

IN YOUR LIFE, ESPECIALLY

DURING THE DEATH OF YOUR

WIFE.

BUT WHAT ABOUT AFTERWARDS,

WHEN YOU'RE SITTING THERE IN

YOUR HOUSE BY YOURSELF?

HOW DID GOD HELP YOU

NAVIGATE THE HEARTBREAK.

ONE OF THE MOST DIFFICULT

THINGS FOR ME WAS MY FIRST

NIGHT AT HOME IN THE SAME

BED WITHOUT HER.

THAT WAS DIFFERENT.

LOOKING OVER AND REALIZING

THAT THAT WAS THE PILLOW,

NOT LORETTA.

MY WIFE WASN'T SIMPLY MY

WIFE.

SHE WAS MY BEST FRIEND.

I SAID, LORD, HOW DO I

SUSTAIN MYSELF?

HE SAID, NO, I WILL SUSTAIN

YOU.

AND I SAID, I DON'T

UNDERSTAND WHY.

AND YOU KNOW WHAT THE LORD

SAID TO ME, IT WAS THE

BREAKING POINT IN MY LIFE

THAT GOT ME TO THIS DAY.

HE SAID THIS TO ME, TRUST

ME.

IF YOU WILL TRUST ME AND

MAKE TRUST THE ANSWER, THEN

YOU WILL GO THROUGH THIS

FINE.

TRUST BECOMES THE BRIDGE TO

THE ANSWER.

BECAUSE TRUST WILL BE THE

BRIDGE THAT WILL ALWAYS

CARRY ME TO THE NAME THAT IS

ABOVE EVERY NAME, THE NAME

JESUS, THE CHRIST OF GOD.

Kristi: HOW DO YOU

TRUST?

IT WAS AN ACT OF MY

WILL.

MY MIND AND MY EMOTIONS AND

MY SOUL.

I HAD TO TAKE ALL THREE OF

THOSE AND SAY I GEF THEM

GIVE THEM ALL TO YOU RIGHT

NOW.

AND AS SOON AS I DID THAT,

THE PEACE OF GOD SETTLED IN

MY SPIRIT AND MY MIND, AND

BELIEVE IT OR NOT, EVEN IN

MY BODY.

MEANING THAT I COULD SLEEP

BETTER.

GOD KNEW I NEEDED THAT

GRACE.

I HAD TO GET BACK INTO

THINGS, THE CHURCH, THE

FAMILY, AND KEEP DOING THOSE

THINGS.

IT WAS ABSOLUTELY AMAZING.

AND I REMEMBER GOING TO BED,

NIGHT AFTER NIGHT, I THANK

YOU FOR KEEPING ME TODAY.

DID I STILL WEEP?

OF COURSE, BUT IT WAS NOT

THAT HEAVINESS.

THE WEEPING WAS BECAUSE I

MISSED HER SO MUCH.

IT WASN'T SO MUCH WEEPING

BECAUSE HER BODY HAD DIED;

IT WAS THE MISSING HER THAT

I HAD TO GET PAST.

AND THAT'S WHERE GOD GAVE ME

GRACE.

AND TO THIS DAY, I CAN SAY

THANK GOD FOR THE GRACE.

Kristi: WHAT WOULD YOU

SAY TO SOMEONE WHO THEIR

LOVED ONE IS GONE AND THAT

HEARTACHE IS STILL THERE.

PRAYER, READ THE WORD,

CRY.

LOOK AT THE PICTURES, CRY,

ALL OF THAT PROCESS.

GET UP IN THE MORNING, AND

GO AND DO WHAT YOU NORMALLY

DO.

RETURN TO NORMAL.

Kristi: YOU'VE GOT TO

START LIVING.

YOU'VE GOT TO GET UP.

IF YOU DON'T GET UP --

THAT'S THE DIFFICULTY

THERE.

EMOTIONS CAN KEEP YOU DOWN.

I HAD TO DECIDE TO GET UP.

YOU HAVE TO MAKE A DECISION

WHAT YOU WANT TO DO WITH THE

REST OF YOUR LIFE.

I DECIDED FOR GOD, I'M GOING

TO LIVE.

BECAUSE IN HIM I LIVE AND

HAVE MY BEING, SO I'M GOING

TO MAKE THIS A PRACTICAL

THING AS WELL.

Kristi: WHAT IS YOUR

HOPE FOR THE WIDOW?

FIND YOUR PLACE AGAINST.

FIND YOUR SPIRITUAL PLACE

AGAIN.

FIND YOUR PLACE IN YOUR

CHURCH?

FIND YOUR PLACE IN YOUR

FAMILY, WITH YOUR CHILDREN.

MAKE SURE THE RELATIONSHIPS

ARE WORKING WELL WITH YOU.

MAKE SURE YOUR RELATIONSHIP

WITH YOUR FRIENDS, MAKE SURE

THAT IS, AS BEST YOU CAN,

WORKING WELL.

SETTLE YOUR SPIRIT, YOUR

MIND AND YOUR EMOTIONS --

GET ALL THAT SETTLED FIRST.

EVEN AS A WIDOW BECAUSE IF

YOU DO GET MARRIED AGAIN,

YOU WANT TO MAKE SURE YOU'RE

GETTING MARRIED AS A WHOLE

PERSON.

IN OTHER WORDS, BE HAPPY

AGAIN WITH LIFE FOR YOU.

Kristi: YOU KNOW, I

CANNOT HELP BUT WATCH BISHOP

NEVEL SMITH AND A SMILE JUST

COMES TO MY FACE.

HE IS SUCH AN EXAMPLE OF

SOMEONE WHO HAS GONE THROUGH

TRAGEDY AND UNANSWERED

SOMETIMES PRAYERS AND

CHALLENGES.

HE IS A DEAR FRIEND OF MINE

AND HE HAS REALLY TAUGHT ME

PERSONALLY WHAT GOD'S GRACE

LOOKS LIKE.

SPEAKING OF GOD'S GRACE, I

LOVE THE LORD WITH ALL FROM

MY HEART.

THAT'S WHY I WANT TO

ENCOURAGE YOU TODAY, IF YOU

HAVE AN ISSUE WITH

HEARTBREAK, WHETHER IT IS

THE LOSS OF A SPOUSE OR THE

LOSS OF A RELATIONSHIP OR

SEPARATION OF A

RELATIONSHIP, HEARTACHE IS

NO JOKE, BUT GOD SAYS HE

HEALS THE BROKENHEARTED AND

HE BINDS UP THEIR WOUNDS.

THIS IS WHAT WE DID JUST FOR

YOU.

WE PUT TOGETHER A STUDY

GUIDE JUST ON SCRIPTURES

THAT HAD TO DEAL WITH

HEARTBREAK.

10 SPECIFICALLY WE KNOW WILL

ENCOURAGE YOU.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS JUST

GO TO cbn.com AND TO OUR

"VOICE OF HOPE" WEBSITE --

ACTUALLY, IT'S THE CBN

WEBSITE.

AND YOU CAN CLICK ON "VOICE

OF HOPE."

AND YOU CAN GET ALL OF THESE

SCRIPTURES THAT I PROMISE

WILL HELP YOU.

OH, THEY STARTED THE FLAG

FOR ME.

AND YOU CAN GO ON TO, ONCE

AGAIN, cbn.com, AND THERE

IS A SPECIAL "VOICE OF HOPE"

SECTION.

AND YOU CAN GET THESE

TEACHING SHEETS.

THESE ARE ALL RESOURCES FOR

YOU.

AND TO REMIND YOU AS WELL,

WE DID SOMETHING ON TRUSTING

IN GOD.

THAT WAS OUR FIRST WEEK.

THE NEXT WEEK WAS

DISAPPOINTMENT, HOW TO

HANDLE DISAPPOINTMENT.

THIS WEEK IS HEARTBREAK.

NEXT WEEK WE'RE GOING TO

DEAL WITH FORGIVENESS.

HOW TO FORGIVE SOMETIMES THE

UNFORGIVABLE.

SO, PAT, WE'VE HAD SUCH A

TREMENDOUS RESPONSE.

Pat: IT IS A WONDERFUL

SERIES.

LET'S GET ON WITH A FEW

QUESTIONS BEFORE THE END OF

THIS HOUR.

Kristi: AND LET'S PRAY

FOR PEOPLE.

Pat: WE WANT TO DO

THAT.

WHAT HAVE YOU GOT?

Kristi: CATHOLI CATHY

FROM NEW MEXICO WAS OVERCOME

WITH DEEP GRIEF WHEN HER

FATHER DIED.

TWO WEEKS LATER, SHE WAS

WATCHING "THE 700 CLUB," AND

AT THAT MOMENT, PAT, YOU

GAVE A WORD OF KNOWLEDGE AND

SAID YOU'VE LOST A LOVED ONE

AND YOU'RE BURDENED WITH

GRIEF.

LOOK UP AND PRAISE GOD AND

REALIZE YOUR LOVED ONE IS

WITH HIM.

HE IS SUPPLYING THE NEED OF

PEOPLE WHO ARE HURTING AND

SUFFERING IN JESUS' NAME.

IN THAT INSTANT, THE PAIN IN

HER HEART WAS GONE AND HER

BODY WAS ABLE TO RELAX.

THE HEAVINESS WAS GONE AND

SHE WAS PRAISING GOD.

Pat: HERE IS A SIMILAR

THING.

A PHYSICAL HEALING TOOK

PLACE AFTER THE SPIRITUAL

ONE.

AFTER HIS BROTHER DIED, CRUZ

FROM TEXAS, EXPERIENCED DEEP

SORROW.

HE COULD HARDLY BREATHE.

ONE DAY HE HEARD KRISTI GIVE

A WORD OF KNOWLEDGE, AND

SOMEBODY WHO'S SA SORROW

WAS CAUSING TROUBLE WITH

BREATHING.

HE FELT AN EMOTIONAL BURDEN

BEING LIFTED FROM HIM.

AND SINCE THEN HIS BREATHING

IS NORMAL AND HE IS VERY

HAPPY.

WE WANT TO PRAY FOR YOU

RIGHT NOW, WHEREVER YOU ARE,

IF YOU'VE LOST A LOVED ONE,

THE GRIEF CAN BE

UNIMAGINABLE.

REMEMBER, IF THAT LOVED ONE

IS WITH JESUS, HE OR SHE IS

HAPPIER THAN ANYTHING YOU

CAN POSSIBLY DREAM.

AND THERE WILL BE GREAT

REUNIONS IN HEAVEN.

WE'RE

GOING

TO

JOIN HANDS

TOGETHER, AND WE'RE GOING TO

PRAY AND BELIEVE GOD FOR

YOU.

FATHER, IN THIS AUDIENCE,

THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO ARE

SUFFERING GRIEF.

THEY HAVE LOST A LOVED ONE.

THEY HAVE LOST A CHILD.

THEY HAVE LOST A SPOUSE.

THEY HAVE LOST A BROTHER OR

SISTER.

THEY'VE LOST SOMEBODY CLOSE

AND THEY HURT.

AND THEY'VE BEEN CRYING OUT

FOR ANSWERS.

AND WE PRAY RIGHT NOW THAT

YOUR SPIRIT WILL COME LIKE

THE BOMB AND GILLIAD, AND

BRING HEALING TO THEM.

AND BRING HEALING AND JOY IN

THE NAME OF JESUS CHRIST OF

NAZARETH.

RIGHT NOW RECEIVE AN ANSWER

TO YOUR PRAYER.

MAY THE PEACE

OF GOD FLOOD

YOU NOW.

MY PEACE I GIVE UNTO YOU,

NOT AS THE WORLD GIVES,

JESUS SAID, BUT I GIVE YOU

MY PEACE.

THE PEACE THAT PASSES

UNDERSTANDING SHALL KEEP

YOUR HEARTS AND MINDS IN

CHRIST JESUS.

IN JESUS' NAME.

AMEN.

Kristi: AMEN.

Pat: AND AMEN.

GOD BLESS ALL OF YOU.

AND THANK YOU FOR BEING WITH

US.

REMEMBER, CHRISTMAS IS

COMING UP.

WE'LL BE SENDING

OUT THIS

LITTLE PACKET.

SO INSIDE IS YOUR FREE

CHRISTMAS DEVOTIONAL.

THAT LITTLE BOOKLET I TOLD

YOU ABOUT WILL BE THERE FOR

YOU.

AND WE'LL SEND THIS OUT AND

YOU CAN HAVE IT.

TOMORROW WE'LL TELL YOU

ABOUT A REVOLUTIONARY

TREATMENT FOR PEOPLE WITH

A.L.S., LOU GEHRIG'S

DISEASE.

TODAY WE LEAVE YOU WITH

THESE WORDS FROM THE PSALMS:

"YOU HAVE TURNED FOR ME, MY

MORNING INTO DANCING.

YOU HAVE PUT OFF THE SACK

AND CLOTHED ME WITH

GLADNESS."

PRAISE GOD.

WHEREVER YOU ARE, LIFT UP

YOUR HANDS AND THANK THE

LORD.

THANK HIM FOR HIS GOODNESS.

AND LORD WILLING, WE'LL BE

TALKING WITH YOU AGAIN

TOMORROW ON THE NEXT EDITION

OF "THE 700 CLUB."

FOR LEE AND

KRISTI AND ALL

OF US AT "THE 700 CLUB,"

GOOD-BYE.

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