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700 Club Interactive: Dirty God - December 12, 2012

Author, pastor, advisor, professor of religion and a VP at Liberty University Johnnie Moore shares about God's greatest quality and his new book Dirty God. Read Transcript


Gordon: HE IS MORE

INFLUENTIAL THAN THE QUEEN

OF ENGLAND, BRAD PITT AND

PRESIDENT OBAMA, AND EVEN

WITH ALL OF THAT FAME, HE IS

NOT AFRAID TO GET HIS HANDS

DIRTY.

FIND OUT WHO THIS MAN IS 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.

WELL, WELCOME TO THE SHOW.

KEEPING CLEAN IS BIG

BUSINESS.

THE AVERAGE AMERICAN SPENDS

$12,000 A YEAR ON SKIN CARE,

HAIR PRODUCTS, AND SOAPS,

AND NEARLY $700 ON HOUSEHOLD

CLEANING PRODUCTS.

Terry: HOWEVER, THERE

IS ONE WHO DOESN'T MIND IF

YOU CLEAN UP OR NOT.

AND AS SPOKEN WORD ARTIST

JESS ARCHIE SAID, HE'S A

DIRTY GOD.

DEAR, DIRTY GOD, I'M A

MESS.

SO WOULD YOU JUST PLEASE

COME DOWN TO THESE TRENCHES,

WHERE POVERTY AND FENCES

HAVE COVERED MY HEART SINCE

TIME IN THE BEGINNING.

I'M DEFENSELESS, THERE IS NO

PICKET FENCES OR PEARLIE

GATES ON THESE AVENUES

GRAVE.

ARE YOU THE FATHER WHO HAS

LEFT YOUR CHILDREN.

HAVE YOU LEFT?

ARE YOU GOD ALL TO

YOURSELF.

ARE YOUR HANDS TOO CLEAN FOR

A DIRTY MAN LIKE ME?

PLACE YOUR HANDS UPON ME,

SET THE CAPTIVES FREE AND

TELL THE DEVIL TO FREE.

OR IS THAT KIND OF WORK JUST

TOO DIRTY FOR THE CHURCH?

AND I'M TOO HARMLESS TO HURT

THE PEOPLE WITH MY WORDS.

I'M ASKING YOU TO SURFACE IF

ANYTHING YOU HAVE HEARD HAS

TOUCHED YOUR HEART.

WILL YOU WORK IN THE DARK.

WILL YOU PLAY IN THE MUD YOU

ONCE DUG.

WILL YOU STILL EXTEND GRACE

TO THOSE WHO SEEK YOUR

FACE?

AND IF YOU DO AND STILL

WILL, THEN I'M CONVINCED

THAT YOU'RE REAL.

BUT THEN GOD SAID, I'VE

WALKED THE CROSS ETERNITY TO

HEAL YOUR INFERMITIES.

WITH MY BLOOD UNDER MY

NAILS, I WAS NAILED, BUT

NEVER FAILED.

FOR THE SAKE OF THE GOSPEL,

I LOVE YOU.

AND BECAUSE OF THIS, YOU'RE

HEALED.

BECAUSE HE IS LOOKING FOR A

WILLING VESSEL, SOMEBODY

SPECIAL, SOMEBODY TO TAKE

HIS CROWN.

SOMEBODY SPECIAL, WOULD YOU

PLEASE, JUST PLEASE, KNOW

HIM NOW.

BECAUSE IF HE IS ALONE IN

HIS WALK, AND WE ALL PUT

NAILS IN HIS COFFIN.

AND HE CARRIED IT, BUT THEN

HE LOST US.

PUNCHED HIM IN HIS FACE, AND

THEY DIDN'T GIVE HIM ANY AG

AGUA, BUT HE IS THE AGUA

FATHER.

I WAS A GONER, BUT I LOOKED

FOR THAT WORD WITH GOD.

I'M JUST AN ARTIST, BUT THEN

HE RELEASED THE PART, AND IT

WAS A BARGAIN.

HE IS LOOKING FOR A WILLING

VESSEL, SOMEBODY SPECIAL,

ANYBODY TO TAKE HIS CROWN.

HE IS LOOKING FOR A WILLING

VESSEL, SOMEBODY SPECIAL,

WOULD YOU PLEASE, PLEASE,

JUST KNOW HIM NOW.

Gordon: FOR MORE ON

THIS, IS THE AUTHOR OF

"DIRTY GOD," JOHNNIE MOORE

IS JOINING US BY SKYPE.

WELCOME TO "700 CLUB

INTERACTIVE."

THANKS, GORDON.

GOOD DO BE WITH YOU.

Gordon: IN YOUR BOOK,

YOU WRITE THAT JESUS IS THE

GOD WHO COMES TO US WITHOUT

FAN FAIR, WHAT DO YOU MEAN

BY THAT?

HE USHERS IN HISTORY'S

GREATEST MOMENT IN A MANGER,

A FEEDING TROTH, WITH

SHEPHERDS ON THE FRONT ROW.

THIS IS THE STORY OF

CHRIST.

HE IS NOT THE ROMAN OR THE

GREEK GOD WITH THE PERFECT

PHYSIQUE.

HE COMES INTO THE MURK AND

MEYER WITH THE REST OF US.

THE GOD THAT IS TOO

CONCERNED ABOUT US TO KEEP

HIMSELF CLEAN.

HE GETS IN THE TRENCHES WITH

US.

Gordon: IT SEEMS LIKE

HE WAS EVEN A DISAPPOINTMENT

TO HIS CONTEMPORARIES.

JOHN THE BAPTIST HAD TO ASK

HIM, ARE YOU REALLY THE

ONE?

AND HE IS THE ONE WHO

BAPTIZED HIM, AND OBVIOUSLY

JUDAS WAS EXPECTEDLY

SOMETHING COMPLETELY

DIFFERENT FROM THE MESSIAH.

AND WHEN JESUS DIDN'T

PERFORM TO HIS EXPECTATIONS,

HE BETRAYED HIM.

WHY WAS JESUS SUCH A

SURPRISE TO HIS

CONTEMPORARIES?

EVERYBODY WAS EXPECTING

THE MESSIAH TO COME IN WITH

LOTS OF FAN FAIR.

THIS IS THE GREATEST MOMENT

IN HISTORY, AND YOU SHOULD

HANDLE LIKE IT IS, RIGHT?

BUT HE DIDN'T DO THAT.

I THINK THE REASON WHY JESUS

DIDN'T DO THAT, PERHAPS HE

THOUGHT THAT MEN WOULD BE

MORE LIKELY TO FOLLOW A

SAVIOR THAT LOOKED LIKE

THEM.

AND JESUS WAS REMARKABLY

HUMAN.

THE GREAT THEOLOGY OF ALL OF

CHRISTIAN HISTORY IS HE WAS

INCARNATE, AND HE WAS GOD

AND HE WAS MAN.

ALL THE WAY TO THE VERY END,

THE DISCIPLES ARE SORT OF IN

IT FOR THEMSELVES.

IN THAT MOMENT WHERE THEY'RE

ARGUING OVER WHO WAS GOING

TO SIT ON THE RIGHT, AND WHO

IS GOING TO SIT ON THE LEFT,

AND A FEW MINUTES LATER,

JESUS IS WATCHING THEIR

FEET.

I THINK WHY THE WORLD IS

SORT OF IN THE MESS IT IS IN

TODAY IS TOO MANY CHRISTIANS

LIVE A BETTER LIFE THAN HE

DID.

HE SHOWED THE TYPE OF BELIEF

THAT WAS REALLY

COUNTER-CULTURAL.

IT WAS NOT THAT HE WAS

SCARED OF POWER, AND THAT HE

WAS THE LIBERAL JESUS, THE

SOFT, GENTLE JESUS.

HE IS ALSO THE JESUS THAT

TURNED THE TABLES OVER IN

THE TEMPLE.

HE WAS GOD INCARNATE.

HE WAS CONCERNED ABOUT EVERY

DAY PEOPLE.

JESUS WASN'T THE TYPE OF

SAVIOR THAT COULDN'T

EMPATHIZE WITH THOSE HE

CARED FOR.

WHEN YOU HEARD JESUS TEACH,

YOUR IMMEDIATE THOUGHT WAS,

MAN, THAT GUY MUST HAVE BEEN

FOLLOWING ME AROUND.

HE KNOWS WHAT IS HAPPENING

INSIDE MY LIFE.

JESUS WAS A DIRTY GOD

BECAUSE THE WORLD WAS A

MESS.

Gordon: WHY DON'T WE

EVEN UNDERSTAND THAT TODAY,

IT SEEMS THAT WE DON'T GET

THE REAL MESSAGE.

SO OFTEN CHRISTIANS GET

CAUGHT INTO EITHER A TRAP OF

I SOMEHOW HAVE TO WORK, I

HAVE TO PERFORM SO THAT GOD

WILL LOVE ME AND HE'LL

ACCEPT ME.

WHY DO WE, EVEN TODAY, WE

DON'T ACCEPT HIS GRACE?

I THINK IT GOES TO THE

HEART OF THAT, EXACTLY.

IT IS GRACE THAT WE DON'T

UNDERSTAND.

FROM THE TIME I WAS A LITTLE

KID, WHEN SOMEONE TOLD

ME --

Gordon: JOH JOHNNIE,

WE'RE HAVING A LITTLE

TECHNICAL PROBLEM WITH THE

SKYPE.

BUT THANKS FOR BEING WITH US

DON'T G.

HIS BOOK, "DIRTY GOD" WILL

BE AVAILABLE AT BOOKSTORES

COMING UP JANUARY 1st,

NATIONWIDE.

Terry: COMING UP, WE'LL

MEET A PERSON WHO SPENDS ALL

OF HER TIME FEEDING THE

POOR, BUT WHY?

THAT'S COMING UP ON "700

CLUB INTERACTIVE."

Gordon: THEY TAKE

TRADITIONAL CHRISTMAS CAROLS

AND GIVE THEM A MODERN

TWIST.

* HARK THE HERALD ANGELS

SING *

Gordon: MEET HIGH

STREET HYMN ON THE NEXT "700

CLUB INTERACTIVE."

Terry: NOT LONG AGO, WE

INTRODUCED YOU TO A

REMARKABLE TEEN NAMED

MARIAH.

AFTER BEING ABANDONED AT

BIRTH, SHE WAS GIVEN A HOME

BY HER ADOPTIVE MOTHER,

MORA.

18 YEARS LATER, THEY ARE

DEVOTED TO ONE ANOTHER, AND

TOGETHER THEY SERVE THE

HOMELESS IN THEIR

COMMUNITY.

OUR INTERACTIVE TEAM JOINED

MARIAH AND HER MOTHER TO

HELP SPREAD HOLIDAY CHEER TO

THOSE WHO ARE SUFFERING IN

THIS ECONOMY.

HELLO, EVERYBODY, I'M

JOSEPH SONGS.

WE'RE HERE AT FREE WILL

BAPTIST CHURCH.

WE'RE GOING TO INTRODUCE YOU

TO MARIAH SMITH.

IT IS CALLED "BLANKETS FOR

THE HOMELESS."

WE'RE GOING TO PUT THAT

MINISTRY INTO ACTION.

COME WITH US.

WE'RE HERE WITH MARIAH'S

MOM, MORA.

TELL ME A LITTLE BIT OF HOW

PROUD YOU OF ARE MARIAH?

I AM SO INCREDIBLY PROUD

OF HER.

GOD HAD HIS HAND ON HER AND

THIS WAS HER PLAN FROM THE

VERY BEGINNING SHE WAS BORN

AND ABANDONED ON CHRISTMAS

EVE 18 YEARS AGO, AND I WAS

BLESSED TO BE HER FOSTER

MOTHER AND DOUBLY BLESSED TO

BE ABLE TO ADOPT HER.

SHOW ME, LIKE, WHAT'S

GOING ON.

WHAT ARE WE DOING HERE?

WE ARE MAKING 100 LUNCHES

FOR THE HOMELESS, AND WE'RE

STUFFING 10 100 STOCKINGS

FOR THE HOMELESS, WHICH

INCLUDES PEN BU PEN PEANUT

BUT AND BLESSING AND

TOILETRIES.

Reporter: DID YOU EVER

THINK YOUR MINISTRY WOULD

GROW THIS FAST?

NO.

NOT THIS FAST.

IT IS AMAZING.

THERE ARE SO MANY PEOPLE

THAT HAVE COME FORWARD AND

HELPED US HELP THE

HOMELESS.

Reporter: APPROXIMATELY

HOW MANY HOMELESS PEOPLE DO

YOU REACH AT ONE OF YOUR

EVENTS?

OH, HUNDREDS.

ACTUALLY, WE STOPPED

COUNTING AT 10,000

BLANKETS.

I THINK WE'RE UP TO 15,000

BLANKETS AND LUNCHES NOW.

Reporter: THAT IS

PRETTY AMAZING.

?

IT IS INCREDIBLE.

I FEEL SO HARBORED AN HOW

ARE YOHONORED AND

PRIVILEGED TO HELP PEOPLE.

Reporter: WHY DO YOU

HELP?

BOW TH BECAUSE THE

CHURCH HAS HELPED US SO

MUCH.

I STILL REMEMBER IT.

BEING ABLE TO HELP SOMEBODY

ELSE, IT STILLS MY HEART.

Reporter: ELIZABETH, I

HEARD YOU ARE THE OLDEST

LADY HERE?

I'LL BE 85

DECEMBER 7th.

Reporter:

CONGRATULATIONS.

WHAT DOES THIS MINISTRY MEAN

TO YOU?

IT MEANS A LOT.

I WAS ALMOST ONE OF THEM

BACK IN THE '30s.

Reporter: IT IS

BEAUTIFUL TO SEE SOMEONE OF

MARIAH'S AGE WANTING TO

REACH OUT BEYOND HER OWN

HOME.

I'M JUST SO BLESSED TO BE

HER MOM, AND TO BE WITH HER

ON HER JOURNEY AND HER AND

WHAT GOD'S PLAN IS FOR HER.

Reporter: SO WE BAKE

THE COOKIES, PACK THE

LUNCHES, ROLL THE BLANKETS,

STUFFED THE STOCKINGS, AND

LOADED THE VAN.

NOW LET'S GO HELP THE

HOMELESS.

DID YOU GET A LUNCH?

I'M HUNGRY.

YES.

WE'VE GOT SOCKS, HATS,

GLOVES, SCARVES, HOODIES.

THANK YOU.

YOU'RE WELCOME.

GOD BLESS YOU.

CAN I GET A STOCKING?

HERE IS A STOCKING.

I'LL TAKE IT TO MY

BROTHER.

DO YOU WANT TO DEDICATE

YOUR LIFE TO HIM?

I WOULD LOVE TO.

DO YOU WANT TO PRAY AFTER

ME.

SAY JESUS --

JESUS.

GOD HAS THESE.

THANK YOU, FATHER, FOR

GIVING HEALING TO THIS WOMAN

IN JESUS' NAME.

DO YOU LIKE HATS?

YOU DO?

DO YOU LIKE HATS?

YOU DO?

LET'S SEE IF WE CAN FIND

SOME HATS.

LET'S PUT YOUR FINGERS IN

THERE.

IT IS A LITTLE BIG, BUT

YOU'LL GROW INTO THEM.

HE'S THREE?

HE'S FOUR.

IS IT OKAY IF I PRAY WITH

YOU GUYS.

WHAT'S YOUR NAME?

ISAIAH.

THAT'S A GOOD NAME.

TRINITY, AND ADEN.

THAT'S YOUR SISTER AND

BROTHER.

UH-HUH.

GOD, THANK YOU FOR THIS

FAMILY.

I THANK YOU FOR THE HEART

THAT THEY HAVE.

GOD, WE THANK YOU FOR

JUST LOVING ALL OVER THEM.

IN JESUS' NAME, THANK

YOU, FATHER.

WARMER?

IS IT WARMER?

OKAY.

THAT WORKS, HUH?

I LIKE THE COLORS.

GOD BLESS.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING

YOU DO.

JESUS SAID, WHATEVER YOU

DO FOR THE LEAST OF THESE,

YOU ALSO DO FOR ME.

MARIAH, SHE HAS ACTUALLY

MADE HER LIFE ABOUT HELPING

OTHERS, AND HER MINISTRY IS

CHANGING THE LIVES OF MANY.

WHAT I WANT TO KNOW IS WHAT

ARE YOU GOING TO DO?

GET OUT THERE.

MARIAH IS LIVING PROOF THAT

ONE PERSON CAN MAKE A

DIFFERENCE.

LET'S MAKE A DIFFERENCE.

Terry: YOU KNOW, THAT

IS SO TRUE.

ONE PERSON CAN MAKE A

DIFFERENCE.

AND THE DIFFERENCE YOU CAN

MAKE IS IMMEASURABLE.

IF GOD IS SPEAKING TO YOUR

HEART TO DO SOMETHING, MOVE

ON IT.

YOU WILL BE SO BLESSED.

LOOK AT THIS YOUNG GIRL.

SHE COULD BE OUT DOING HER

OWN THING, HAVING FUN WITH

HER FRIENDS, AND SHE'S

MAKING DIFFERENCE IN THE

LIVES OF OTHERS.

HATS OFF TO YOU, MARIAH, FOR

ALL YOU'RE DOING.

Gordon: LET ME MAKE A

SPECIAL CHALLENGE TO ALL OF

THE CHURCHES OUT THERE

DURING THIS CHRISTMAS

SEASON.

THERE ARE A LOT OF PEOPLE

HURTING TODAY IN AMERICA,

AND THEY'RE NOT PARTICULARLY

LOOKING FORWARD TO IT.

AND THEY'RE SAYING, WE'RE

NOT HUNTING FOR A CHRISTMAS

TREE.

WE'RE HUNTING FOR A LIVING

ROOM.

WE NEED FOOD.

WE NEED HELP.

LET'S DO THAT.

LET'S BE THE HANDS OF CHRIST

EXTENDED.

YOU HEARD EARLIER IN THE

PROGRAM, THE DIRTY GOD.

LET'S ROLL UP OUR SLEEVES.

THE CHURCH IS A PLACE OF

REFUGE, AND CHRISTIANS ARE

PEOPLE THAT LOVE ONE

ANOTHER, AND LOVE IN

PARTICULAR, THE POOR, THE

DOWNTRODDEN, THE OUTCAST.

SO BAND TOGETHER AND SEE

WHAT YOU CAN DO AS A GROUP.

UP NEXT, A FAMILY SO POOR

THEY WERE FORCED TO LIVE BY

THE CITY DUMP.

FIND OUT HOW YOU HELPED

CLEAN UP THEIR LIVES, RIGHT

AFTER THIS.

Terry: I WANT YOU TO

MEET A YOUNG MOTHER IN THE

PHILIPPINES.

TODAY SARAH WORKS WITH CBN'S

"ORPHANS' PROMISE" TO FEED

HUNGRY CHILDREN IN HER

VILLAGE.

BUT NOT LONG AGO, SARAH AND

HER CHILDREN WERE THE ONES

WHO NEEDED HELP.

THE COMMUNITY THAT GREW UP

AROUND THE PIATUS DUMP IS

ONE OF THE POOREST IN THE

PHILIPPINES.

MOST OF THE FAMILIES FORCED

TO LIVE HERE STRUGGLE WITH

EVEN THE BASICS.

FOR SINGLE MOMS LIKE SARAH,

THE SITUATION SEEMED EVEN

MORE HOPELESS.

IT IS SO PAINFUL TO SEE

MY CHILDREN GOING HUNGRY.

Terry: SARAH MAKES LESS

THAN A DOLLAR A DAY, SELLING

RICE ON THE STREET.

THEY LIVE IN A ONE-ROOM

HOUSE, BUILT NEXT TO A

GARBAGE DUMP.

IT'S ALL THEY COULD AFFORD.

BUT THINGS BEGAN TO LOOK UP

FOR SARAH WHEN SHE MET

SOMEONE FROM "ORPHANS' PROMISE."

WE SET UP A PROGRAM IN

ONE FAMILY'S HOME WHERE WE

SET UP A WARM, NOURISHING

MEAL EVERY DAY FOR PEOPLE

LIKE PRINCESS.

I LIKE THE YUMMY FOOD.

I MADE FRIENDS THERE.

THE TEACHERS ARE NICE, TOO.

Terry: AS SARAH SAW THE

POSITIVE CHANGE IN HER

DAUGHTER, SHE BEGAN TO

VOLUNTEER AT THE "ORPHAN'S

PROMISE" FEEDING PROGRAM.

THERE SHE, ALONG WITH THE

CHILDREN, HEARD BIBLE

STORIES AND THE GOSPEL.

SARAH EVEN PRAYED TO BECOME

A CHRISTIAN.

I FEEL GOD'S LOVE FOR

ME.

I HAVE GIVEN MY LIFE TO

HIM.

Terry: AND TO HELP

SARAH BETTER PROVIDE FOR HER

DAUGHTERS, "ORPHANS'

PROMISE" ALSO GAVE HER

EVERYTHING SHE NEEDED TO

START A SMALL BUSINESS,

MAKING AND SELLING PEANUT

BUTTER IN THE COMMUNITY.

OUR LIVES ARE SO MUCH

BETTER NOW.

GOD IS SO GOOD.

HE BROUGHT "ORPHANS'

PROMISE" TO US.

THANK YOU.

Terry: GETTING TO MEET

SARAH WAS THE HIGHLIGHT OF

THAT TRIP, WATCHING HOW SHE

LOVED HER DAUGHTERS, AND YET

WAS IN SUCH A DESPERATE

SITUATION.

THAT HOME THAT YOU SAW THEM

LIVING IN LITERALLY HAS

NOTHING BUT A HANGING,

FREE-STANDING METAL ROOF

OVER THE TOP OF IT.

IT IS JUST CONCRETE BLOCK.

AND SHE FOUND IT ABANDONED,

NOBODY ELSE LIVING THERE,

AND SO SHE MOVED IN WITH HER

TWO GIRLS.

SHE HAD NOTHING.

AND YOU ALLOWED US TO COME

INTO THE MIDST OF HER NEED.

AND NOT JUST GIVE HER FOOD

FOR A DAY, NOT JUST FEED HUR

DAUGHTERS, BUT TO TEACH HER

HOW SHE COULD MAKE A LIVING

FOR HERSELF AND HER FAMILY.

YOU GAVE HER SELF-ESTEEM.

YOU CAN'T PUT A PRICE TAG ON

THAT IN SOMEONE'S LIFE.

SHE CAME TO KNOW THE LOVE OF

JESUS, AND HER LIFE IS

FOREVER CHANGED, AND SO IS

THE LIFE OF HER GIRLS.

I WANT TO SAY THANK YOU.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE A

PART OF WHAT WE'RE DOING, TO

REACH OUT TO CHILDREN IN

NEED, TO SINGLE MOMS, TO

PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD, WE

WANT YOU TO GIVE TO

"ORPHANS' PROMISE" AND THE

"THE 700 CLUB" TODAY.

OUR NUMBER IS TOLL-FREE, IT

IS 1-888-777-1999.

JUST CALL AND SAY I WANT TO

BE A PART OF WHAT YOU'RE

DOING.

WE'D LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU.

WE'D LOVE TO HAVE YOUR

PRAYERS AS WELL.

YOU CAN ALSO JOIN US BY

LOGGING ON TO CBN.COM.

BUT DO SOMETHING TO MAKE A

DIFFERENCE.

WHAT WE SAID EARLIER WAS

TRUE.

YOU CAN MAKE AN IMMEASURABLE

DIFFERENCE, SIMPLY BY

SAYING, I WANT TO JOIN WITH

EVERYONE ELSE AND BE A PART

OF WHAT IS HAPPENING RIGHT

NOW.

SO CALL RIGHT NOW.

1-888-777-1999.

GORDON?

Gordon: THIS IS "700

CLUB INTERACTIVE," AND THIS

IS THE SHOW WHERE WE WANT TO

INTERACT WITH YOU.

SO YOU CAN CALL US,

PARTICIPATE ON OUR

Facebook PAGE.

WE'VE GOT A CHATROOM FOR YOU

AND WE'VE GOT SOME IN-BOX

QUESTIONS.

FAITH WRITES IN, "I GAVE MY

LIFE TO GOD IN THE PAST, BUT

I MESSED UP, AND NOW I DON'T

THINK I CAN TALK TO HIM.

I'VE DONE SO MUCH WRONG.

I DON'T WANT ANYTHING TO DO

WITH GOD.

BUT I'M SCARED OF THE DEVIL,

TOO.

WHAT CAN I DO?"

WELL, FAITH, YOU'VE GOT A

WONDERFUL NAME.

IT'S BY GRACE, THROUGH

FAITH, THAT WE'RE SAVED.

IT IS NOT OF OURSELVES.

NOW, WHY DID JESUS PUT THE

PARTIAL OF TH -- PARABLE OF

THE PRODIGAL SON IN THE

BIBLE?

FOR YOU.

TO LET YOU KNOW YOU CAN

RECEIVE THE HERITAGE OF

SALVATION, RIGHTEOUSNESS,

PEACE AND JOY, AND YOU CAN

SPEND IT, WALK AWAY, AND GO

OFF ON YOUR OWN, AND WHEN

YOU COME TO YOURSELF, YOU

CAN COME HOME.

AND YOU WILL FIND THAT GOD

WILL RECEIVE YOU WITH OPEN

ARMS, THAT HE IS LOVE.

GOD IS LOVE.

AND LOVE KEEPS NO RECORD OF

WRONGS.

SO JUST BE ENCOURAGED BY

THAT.

DON'T LET YOUR OWN GUILT AND

SHAME SEPARATE YOU FROM

GOD.

THAT'S WHAT SIN DOES.

IT SEPARATES US FROM GOD.

AND IF YOU THINK FOR A

MINUTE GOD HAS FORESAKEN YOU

OR ABANDONED YOU, YOU'RE

WRONG, BECAUSE JESUS SAYS

CLEARLY, I WILL NEVER LEAVE

YOU.

I WILL NEVER FORSAKE YOU.

IF YOU'RE NOT IN TOUCH WITH

GOD TODAY, WHO MOVED?

GOD DIDN'T.

HE DIDN'T CHANGE.

HIS LOVE IS CONSTANT.

HIS LOVE NEVER FAILS

BELIEVERS AND WE CAN REJOICE

IN IT, AND IT CAN BE NEW

EVERY MORNING.

NOW, WHAT DOES IT TAKE?

WELL, THE BIBLE IS VERY

SPECIFIC.

IF WE CONFESS OUR SINS, HE

WILL BE FAITHFUL AND JUST TO

FORGIVE US.

AND THEN HE GOES FURTHER.

AND CLEANSES US FROM ALL

UNRIGHTEOUSNESS.

SO JUST START ASKING HIM,

LORD, CLEANSE ME.

HERE ARE MY SINS.

THEY'RE MORE THAN I CAN

NUMBER.

START NAMING THEM OFF AND

SAY, I WANT TO BE FORGIVEN

FROM THIS, I WANT TO BE FREE

FROM THIS.

RESTORE TO ME THE JOY OF MY

SALVATION.

AND IF YOU DO THAT, HE'LL

HEAR.

HE'LL ANSWER.

HE'S NOT GOING TO DENY HIS

WORD.

HE IS NOT GOING TO DENY

YOU.

AND YOU CAN HAVE IT.

YOU CAN HAVE IT.

IT IS BY GRACE, THROUGH

FAITH -- ALL IT TAKES ON

YOUR PART IS DOING YOUR

PART, AND THEN GOD WILL DO

ALL OF THE REST.

IT TOOK THE PRODIGAL TO

TURN, TO COME TO HIMSELF,

AND SAY, I'M GOING HOME.

AND THEN HE FOUND OUT THAT

GOD WAS WAITING FOR HIM WITH

OPEN ARMS.

GOD IS A GENTLEMEN, HE IS

NOT GOING TO FORCE HIMSELF

ON YOU.

BUT HE IS WAITING FOR YOU TO

TURN.

AND IF YOU'LL DO THAT AND DO

IT WITH ALL OF YOUR HEART,

HE'LL RECEIVE YOU.

WE'VE GOT A PHONE CALL.

THIS IS ANNIE FROM WEST

VIRGINIA.

HI, ANNIE.

Caller: HELLO.

Gordon: HOW CAN WE PRAY

FOR YOU.

YES, WE'RE HERE.

Caller: I'VE BEEN

STRUGGLING WITH INFERTILITY

FOR ABOUT SIX YEARS.

IT HAS BEEN REALLY HARD FOR

BOTH ME AND MY HUSBAND.

Gordon: UH-HUH.

Caller: THE DOCTOR TOLD

ME THE OTHER WAY I COULD

EVER CONCEIVE IS I.V.F., AND

WE CANNOT AFFORD THAT AT

ALL.

I'VE BEEN PRAYING FOR GOD TO

OPEN MY WOMB AND GIVE US A

BABY BECAUSE WE HAVE THAT

DESIRE TO CHILDREN.

Gordon: SO THE PROBLEM

IS WITH YOU, ACCORDING TO

THE DOCTOR?

Caller: YEAH.

I HAVE FALLOPIAN TUBE

ISSUES, OBSTRUCTION.

HE SAID THE ONLY WAY I COULD

EVER GET PREGNANT IS I.V.F.,

AND WE CAN'T REALLY AFFORD

THAT AT ALL.

BUT WE REALLY WANT TO HAVE

CHILDREN.

SO --

Gordon: OKAY, ANNIE,

GOD SPECIALIZES IN THIS.

HAVE YOU HEARD THE STORY OF

SARAH?

Caller: YES.

Gordon: I ASSUME YOU

DON'T WANT TO WAIT UNTIL

YOUR 99?

Caller: NO.

Gordon: OKAY.

HAVE YOU HEARD THE STORY OF

HANNAH?

Caller: YES.

Gordon: ALL HANNAH HAD

TO DO WAS CRY OUT TO GOD,

AND HE GAVE HER A SON.

HAVE YOU HEARD THE STORY OF

ELIZABETH IN THE NEW

TESTAMENT --

Caller: YES.

Gordon: WHERE HER

HUSBAND WAS A PRIEST, WHO

WAS OFFERING UP INCENSE, AND

THEY WERE PRAYING FAITHFULLY

FOR A CHILD, AND HE

CONCEIVED.

SO, ANNIE, WE'RE GOING TO

PRAY FOR YOU.

AND GOD IS THE GOD OF

MIRACLES, AND HE IS THE GOD

OF BLESSING.

AND WHEN HE SAYS BE FRUITFUL

AND MULTIPLY, HE MEANS IT.

AND HE WANTS TO GIVE THIS TO

YOU.

YOU DON'T HAVE TO BEG HIM.

HE WANTS TO GIVE THIS TO

YOU.

LET'S JUST COME BELIEVING

AND DEPENDING ON HIM, AND

LET'S PRAY.

LORD, WE LIFT ANNIE TO YOU

RIGHT NOW.

AND WE SPEAK OVER HERE THE

POWER AND ABILITY TO GIVE

LIFE.

AND WE SAY TO HER TUBES, BE

OPEN NOW IN JESUS' NAME.

WE SPEAK TO HER WOMB AND

SAY, BE NORMAL, AND BE A

WONDERFUL PLACE TO GIVE

FORTH AND BRING FORTH LIFE.

WE SPEAK OVER HER.

HEALING AND RESTORATION.

AND WE JOIN WITH HER, ASKING

FOR A CHILD.

AND SO, LORD, DO IT QUICKLY,

DO IT SPEEDEDLY.

DO MAKE A MIRACLE NOW, IN

JESUS' NAME.

AMEN.

Caller: AMEN.

Gordon: ANNIE, DID YOU

FEEL SOMETHING MOVE?

Caller: UM...NOT

REALLY.

Gordon: NO?

WHAT DID YOU FEEL?

Caller: I FEEL WARMTH

IN MY STOMACH.

IN MY LOWER AREA.

JUST FEEL REALLY PEACEFUL.

Gordon: GOD.

ALL RIGHT.

I'M GOING TO PRAY AGAIN.

LORD, WE JUST ASK NOW THAT

EVERYTHING THAT NEEDS TO BE

MOVED INTO PLACE WOULD MOVE

NOW.

WE ASK FOR AN INCREASE IN

THAT WARMTH.

AND LET IT ENCOURAGE ANNIE

THAT YOU HAVE TOUCHED HER,

YOU HAVE HEALED HER.

AND WE ASK FOR AN INCREASE

IN THAT PEACE.

AND WE SPEAK OVER HER, MAY

GRACE AND PEACE BE

MULTIPLIED TO YOU.

IN JESUS' NAME.

AMEN.

Caller: AMEN.

Gordon: ANNIE, HAVE YOU

PICKED OUT A NAME?

Caller: YEAH.

WE PICKED OUT SEVERAL NAMES

SIX YEARS AGO.

WE'VE BEEN DOING THAT FOR A

LONG TIME, ME AND MY

HUSBAND.

Gordon: OKAY.

IS THERE ONE NAME IN

PARTICULAR?

Caller: UM...GRACE HAS

ALWAYS BEEN OUR FAVORITE

NAME, BUT I FEEL LIKE IT IS

GOING TO BE A BOY.

I DON'T KNOW WHY.

MY HUSBAND IS ALL OF A

SUDDEN TALKING ABOUT A BOY

THE OTHER DAY.

SO I DON'T KNOW.

Gordon: ALL RIGHT.

GRACE IS A GREAT NAME.

AND YOU JUST START -- FAITH

IS POSITIVE CONFESSION.

JUST START CONFESSING IT.

AND I JUST HEAR THE LAUGHTER

IN YOUR VOICE AND THINK IT'S

WONDERFUL.

AND LET US KNOW WHAT GOD

DOES FOR YOU.

I'M ANTICIPATING WONDERFUL

THINGS FOR YOU IN THE NEAR

FUTURE.

Caller: THANK YOU SO

MUCH.

I WILL DEFINITELY TELL YOU.

Gordon: GOD BLESS YOU.

THANKS FOR CALLING.

THAT'S ALL THE TIME WE HAVE

FOR THIS PROGRAM.

WE LEAVE YOU WITH THESE

WORDS FROM PSALMS 138:

"THOUGH THE LORD IS ON HIGH,

YET HE REGARDS THE LOWLING,

BUT THE PROUD HE KNOWS FROM

AFAR."

GOD BLESS YOU.

WE'LL SEE YOU AGAIN.

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