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The 700 Club - December 19, 2012

Author and speaker Michelle McKinney-Hammond chats with Kristi Watts about keys to finding fulfillment in life. Plus, Tonya experiences healing in her foot after a prayer she heard on The 700 Club. Read Transcript


Lee: A BROKEN FOOT.

THEY SAID THAT IS

SOMETHING I WOULD ALWAYS

HAVE TO DEAL WITH.

Lee: AND YEARS OF

PAIN.

NEVER ONE DAY WITHOUT

PAIN.

Lee: HEALED IN AN

INSTANT.

NOWHERE IN SCRIPTURE DOES

IT SAY THAT PEOPLE WILL MAKE

US HAPPY.

Lee: PLUS FINDING JOY

IN LIFE.

I JOY LEVEL SHOULD NEVER

FLUCTUATE BASED ON PEOPLE IN

OUR LIVES.

Lee: OUR LATEST

INSTALLMENT IN OUR "VOICE OF

HOPE" SERIES TODAY ON "THE

700 CLUB."

*

Pat: WELCOME, LADIES

AND GENTLEMEN, TO THIS

EDITION OF "THE 700 CLUB."

THE TERRIBLE TRAGEDY THAT

ROCKED NEWTON, CONNECTICUT,

IS TURNING POLITICAL.

GUESS WHAT?

TODAY PRESIDENT OBAMA TAKES

UP THE ISSUE OF GUN

CONTROL.

Kristi: OTHERS SAY THE

REAL PROBLEM IS OUR MENTAL

HEALTH SYSTEM.

AND BOTH SIDES ARE DEBATING

WHICH ISSUE THREATENS OUR

SAFETY THE MOST.

JENNIFER WISHON EXAMINES THE

CONTROVERSY.

Reporter: IN THE MIDST

OF THE GRIEF IN NEWTON,

THERE ARE MANY QUESTIONS.

WHAT IF THE SHOOTER HAD NO

ACCESS TO THE GUNS?

WHAT IF HE RECEIVED PROPER

MENTAL HEALTH TREATMENT, AND

WHAT IF THE PRINCIPAL OR

TEACHERS HAD WEAPONS TO

PROTECT THEMSELVES AND THEIR

STUDENTS.

THIS TRAGEDY HERE IN NEWTON,

COMING ON THE HEAL OF TOO

MANY OTHERS, WITH VICTIMS SO

YOUNG, IS SPARKING A DEBATE

NEITHER THE WHITE HOUSE NOR

CONGRESS EXPECTED.

President Obama: THESE

TRAGEDIES MUST END.

Reporter: PRESIDENT

OBAMA PROMISES TO USE THE

POWER OF HIS OFFICE TO PUSH

FOR A BAN ON THE SALE OF

ASSAULT RIFLES.

LEGISLATION SHOULD BE

INTRODUCED IN CONGRESS NEXT

MONTH.

IT WILL BAN THE SALE, THE

TRANSPORT, THE IMPORTATION,

AND THE POSSESSION.

NOT RETROACTIVELY, BUT

RESPECTIVELY.

AND IT WILL BAN THE SAME FOR

BIG CLIPS, DRUMS, OR CLIPS

OF MORE THAN 10 BULLETS.

Reporter: AND THE

PRESIDENT WANTS TO CALL THE

SO-CALLED GUN SHOW

LOOPHOLE.

NEW POLLING SUGGESTS THAT

THE NATIONAL MOOD ON GUNS

MAY BE SHIFTING.

A CBS POLL TAKEN AFTER THE

SHOOTINGS REVEALS 57% WANT

STRICTER GUN RULES.

UP 18 POINTS FROM APRIL.

GUN CONTROL ADVOCATES ARE

SEIZING THE MOMENT,

PROTESTING OUTSIDE THE NRA

HEADQUARTERS, AND APPLYING

HEAT ON CAPITOL HILL.

EVERY YEAR IN AMERICA,

100,000 PEOPLE ARE SHOT.

Reporter: PEOPLE LOT

COLIN GODDARD.

I WAS SHOT FOUR TIMES IN

VIRGINIA TECH, AND I'M HERE

FOR THE OTHERS THAT DIDN'T.

Reporter: AND THERE ARE

SHOOTERS WITH HISTORIES OF

MENTAL HEALTH PROBLEMS.

I THINK WE SHOULD TALK

ABOUT THE INNER SECTION OF A

LETHAL WEAPON, AND IT

RELATES TO MENTAL HEALTH.

Reporter: FIVE YEARS

AFTER VIRGINIA TECH, AND

MANY STATES DON'T REQUIRE A

MENTAL HEALTH HISTORY TO GO

THROUGH THE BACKGROUND CHECK

ISSUE.

ACCORDING TO DOCTORS, 34% OF

AMERICANS WILL HAVE A

SIGNIFICANT MENTAL HEALTH

ISSUE OVER THE COURSE OF

THEIR LIVES.

FOR MANY AMERICANS,

ESPECIALLY IN RURAL AREAS,

ADEQUATE CARE IS A

CHALLENGE.

JUST THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE

THAT SUFFER WITH ANXIETY AND

DEPRESSION ALONE ARE ENOUGH

TO SAY WE NEED TO DO A

BETTER JOB AT THE MENTAL

HEALTH SYSTEM.

Reporter: DR. MENTEL

SAYS IT IS HARD TO PREDICT

WHICH PATIENTS WILL ACT OUT

ON VIOLENT IMPULSES.

FOR ITS PART, THE NRA BROKE

ITS SILENT ON TUESDAY.

"OUT OF RESPECT FOR THE

FAMILIES AND AS MATTER FOR

COMMON DECENCY, WE HAVE

GIVEN TIME FOR PRAYER AND A

FULL INVESTIGATION.

THE NRA IS PREPARED TO OFFER

MEANINGFUL CONTRIBUTIONS TO

MAKE SURE THIS NEVER HAPPENS

AGAIN."

SEVERAL GOVERNORS, INCLUDING

VIRGINIA GOVERNOR

McDONALD, SAYS IT IS TIME

TO HAVE A DISCUSSION ABOUT

ARMING SCHOOL OFFICIALS.

JENNIFER WISHON,

CROSS-EXAMINATION.

CBN NEWS.

Pat: WHAT I'M GOING TO

SAY PROBABLY WILL BE

CONTROVERSIAL, BUT THAT'S

NOTHING NEW TO ME.

BUT FROM ALL INDICATIONS,

THESE SHOOTERS ARE COWARDS

WHO HAVE EMOTIONAL ISSUES.

THIS ONE KID WAS AFRAID OF

BEING LOCKED UP IN A MENTAL

INSTITUTION.

HIS MOTHER WAS ALSO A LITTLE

DERANGED.

SHE WAS CONCERNED ABOUT

PREPARING FOR THE

APOCALYPES, AND SHE WAS

TEACHING HER CHILDREN HOW TO

USE GUNS.

THE TRUTH IS IF TEACHERS HAD

GUNS IN CLASSES, THESE

SHOOTERS WON'T COME IN

BECAUSE THEY WOULD BE AFRAID

OF GETTING SHOT THEMSELVES.

AND IN THOSE COMMUNITIES,

WHERE THERE ARE ENOUGH

PEOPLE -- WE HAVE EXAMPLES

THAT WHEN A SHOOTER BEGAN A

RAMPAGE, AND ONE OF THE

PATRONS HAPPENED TO HAVE A

GUN AIMED AT HIM, AND THE

CRAZY PERSON SHOT HIMSELF

AND ENDED THE RAMPAGE.

I THINK WE NEED TO

UNDERSTAND THIS, AND WE NEED

TO UNDERSTAND MENTAL

HEALTH.

MENTAL HEALTH IS THE

PROBLEM.

AND COUPLE THAT WITH

VIOLENCE.

THE VIOLENCE THAT IS ON

TELEVISION TODAY IS

UNBELIEVABLE.

ON THE INTERNET,

UNBELIEVABLE.

THESE GAMES THAT ARE BEING

SOLD TO TEENAGERS,

UNBELIEVABLE.

THE VIOLENCE AND THE CARNAGE

THAT TAKES PLACE.

AND WE USE TERMS LIKE, WELL,

WE BLEW HIM AWAY.

WELL, THAT SORT OF SOUNDS

LIKE GENTLE AND KIND, BUT

BELUG HI BLEW HIM AWAY

MEANS YOU TAKE HIS LIFE WITH

A WEAPON.

THIS CALLOUSNESS TOWARDS

LIFE AND DEATH HAS TO BE

CHANGED.

IF YOU WANT TO DO SOMETHING

IN AMERICA, CHANGE THE TENOR

OF HOLLYWOOD.

AND CHANGE THE TENOR OF

THOSE DOING VIDEO GAMES.

AND THEN LET THE CITIZENS BE

SUFFICIENTLY ARMED SO THESE

COWARDS WILL KNOW IF THEY

BEGIN TO GO ON A RAMPAGE,

THEY, THEMSELVES, WILL FIND

SWIFT JUSTICE.

EVEN AS THE WORLD SEARCHES

FOR GOVERNMENT SOLUTIONS,

MANY CHRISTIANS SAY THE REAL

ANSWER IS FOUND IN GOD.

LEE WEBB HAS MORE ON THAT

FROM THE CBN NEWS ROOM.

Lee: PAT, THE QUESTION

ALWAYS ARISES, WHERE IS GOD

IN ALL OF THIS?

AND WHAT ROLE DOES SATAN

PLAY IN ALL OF THIS?

WE SPOKE TO DR. RUSSELL

LURE, WHO IS A DEAN.

IT IS NOT ONLY THAT KIND

OF VIOLENCE WE HAVE SEEN

OVER AND OVER AGAIN, AND

THAT WE'VE SEEN SO CLEARLY

THIS WEEK.

BUT THE POWER HE HAS IS

PRIMARILY THAT OF

ACCUSATION, WHERE THERE IS

NO HOPE, WHERE THE FINAL

WORD IS A WORD THAT COMES

THROUGH A MURDERER'S GUN OR

COMES THROUGH ROMAN'S SPIKES

IN CRUCIFIXION.

THE GOSPEL SAYS THERE IS

ANOTHER WORD BEHIND THAT,

THAT LIFE IS BETTER THAN

DEATH.

THERE IS EVIL OUT THERE, BUT

WE BELIEVE THAT THE LIGHT

HAS OVERCOME THE DARKNESS.

Lee: AND THAT LIGHT, OF

COURSE, IS JESUS CHRIST.

DR. RUSSELL MOORE ARE ADDS

THAT WHEN THE LIGHT OF THE

WORLD CAME TO BETHLEHEM

2,000 YEARS AGO, THE DEVIL

TRIED TO SNUFF IT OUT.

KING HARROD ORDERED THE

MURDER OF YOUNG BOYS.

SO EVIL HAS ALWAYS BEEN PART

OF THIS WORLD SINCE THE

FALL.

AND YOU CAN FIND MORE WITH

DR. RUSSELL MOORE AT

CBNNEWS.COM.

A NEW REPORT BLAMES THE

STATE DEPARTMENT FOR FAILURE

IN THE ATTACK ON THE U.S.

CONSULATE IN BENGHAZI,

LIBYA.

THAT REPORT IS BY THE

INDEPENDENT ACCOUNTABILITY

REVIEW BOARD.

IT BLAMES GROSSLY INADEQUATE

SECURITY AND OVERDEPENDENCE

ON LIBYAN MALITIAS.

IT POINTS OUT THAT OFFICIALS

DID NOT IMPROVE SECURITY

CONDITIONS AFTER SEVERAL

PRIOR INCIDENTS THERE.

AND STATE DEPARTMENT

OFFICIALS IN WASHINGTON

DENIED REQUESTS FOR MORE

SECURITY.

A FRENCH PSYCHIATRIST IS

FOUND GUILTY OF MANSLAUGHTER

AFTER HIS PATIENT KILLED A

MAN.

IT IS CONSIDERED A

GROUNDBREAKING CASE.

AND IT COULD AFFECT THE WAY

PATIENTS ARE TREATED IN THE

FUTURE.

A COURT SAID DANIEL

CANERELLI COMMITTED A GRAVE

ERROR BY FAILING TO

RECOGNIZE THE DANGER POSED

BY HIS PATIENT.

REUTERS REPORTS THE PATIENT

KILLED A MAN WITH AN AX 20

DARES AFTER FLEEING A

SESSION WITH THE DOCTOR.

THE DOCTOR WAS ORDERED TO

PAY 8500 EUROS TO THE

VICTIM'S CHILDREN.

IN THA CLINIC ACROSS FROM

DENVER'S PLANNED PARENTHOOD

IS PROVING THOSE ACCUSERS

WRONG.

Reporter: SOME 15,000

TO 16,000 PEOPLE GET

ABORTIONS IN DENVER.

THEY HAVE BEEN TURNING OUT

THOUSANDS OF ABORTIONS.

BUT NOW THEY HAVE A

COMPETITOR.

WITH ITS SIGN IN FULL VIEW

OF ALMOST EVERY HEADING TO

PLANNED PARENTHOOD.

IT OFFERS WOMEN AN

ALTERNATIVE TO ABORTION, IN

THE FORM OF ULTRASOUNDS,

COUNSELLING, MEDICAL CARE

AND SUPPLIES.

MONSIGNOR BERNARD SCHMIDT

TOLD CBN NEWS HE IS

OVERJOYED AT THE LIGHTHOUSE

CLINIC OPENING.

SOME OF THE GIRLS AND THE

MEN WHO COME HERE, COME HERE

BECAUSE THEY THINK IT IS THE

ONLY ALTERNATIVE THEY HAVE.

Reporter: THE

LIGHTHOUSE DIRECTOR AGREES,

THE NEW CENTER REPRESENTS

HOPE.

THIS IS LIKE LAST CHANCE

FOR GAS FOR THESE GIRLS.

IT IS CRUCIAL BECAUSE THEY

CAN TURN DOWN THAT ROAD, SEE

OUR SIGN, AND SOMETHING

COULD STILL TOUCH THEIR

HEART, EVEN AT THE VERY LAST

SECOND, AS THEIR

CONTEMPLATING ABORTION FOR

THEIR BABIES.

Reporter: NURSE PAULA

LURE WANTED TO PERFORM

ULTRASOUNDS HERE AND MAKE A

POSITIVE IMPACT ON EACH

PREGNANT WOMAN OR GIRL THAT

COMES THROUGH THE DOOR.

IT IS SUCH A CRUCIAL TIME

FOR HER.

THERE IS NEVER REALLY A

MUNDANE DAY BECAUSE THEY ARE

REALLY LIFE CHANGING

DECISIONS.

AND IT IS AN HONOR, REALLY,

TO BE ABLE TO BE PART OF

SOMETHING LIKE THAT FOR

SOMEBODY.

Reporter: HE SAYS

LIGHTHOUSE FOLLOWS IN A

2,00,000-YEAR TRADITION.

THE ANCIENT ROMANS WOULD

THROW AWAY THE BABIES THEY

DIDN'T WANT.

THEY WOULD PUT THEM OUT TO

FREEZE TO DEATH OR FOR WILD

ANIMALS TO EAT THEM.

BUT CHRISTIANS OBSERVED THAT

2,000 YEARS AGO, AND THEY

RESCUED THOSE BABIES AND

RAISED THEM AS THEIR OWN.

IT MADE SUCH AN IMPACTS ON A

LOT OF ROM ANS ROMANS, IT

CAUSED THEM TO CONVERT.

Reporter: THE MONSIGNOR

IS HAPPEN THAT THE

LIGHTHOUSE PROVIDES A REAL

ALTER TISALTERNATIVE FOR

THOSE CONSIDERING ABORTION.

THERE IS A PLACE WHERE

THEY CAN GO.

THERE IS A PLACE THEY CAN BE

RECEIVED, AND THERE ARE

MEDICAL SERVICES THERE.

OUR ENCOUNTER MIGHT BE

BRIEF, BUT WE DON'T FORGET

THEM.

AND, OF COURSE, GOD DOESN'T

FORGET.

Reporter: IN THESE

DESPERATE TIMES, MANY WOMEN

MAY FEEL THERE IS NO

ALTERNATIVE BY ABORTION, BUT

THAT IS WHAT THE LIGHTHOUSE

HAS COME TO DENVER TO SHOW

AND TO PROVE.

NO WOMAN SHOULD EVER GIVE UP

HOPE, AND SHE SHOULD NEVER

GIVE UP ON HER BABY.

PAUL STRAND, CBN NEWS,

COLORADO.

Lee: AMEN.

HATS OFF.

AND PRAISE THE COURAGEOUS

WORK OF THESE WORKERS.

Pat: THERE WAS A

CATHOLIC PRIEST, FATHER

KELLER, A VERY WISE,

WONDERFUL MAN.

HIS STATEMENT RINGS

THROUGH.

IT IS BETTER TO LIGHT ONE

CANDLE THAN TO CURSE THE

DARKNESS.

IT IS VERY EASY TO GO OUT

AND PROTEST AND CURSE THIS

AND CURSE THE OTHER, BUT

THERE IN DENVER, THEY'RE

LIGHTING A CANDLE.

MUCH, MUCH BETTER.

KRISTI, WE HAVE A WONDERFUL

STORY.

Kristi: AN AVID RUNNER

WHO SUFFERED THE BAIN OF ALL

INJURIES, A BROKEN FOOT.

ABOUT 12 YEARS OF PAIN.

NEVER ONE DAY WITHOUT THE

PAIN.

Kristi: FIND OUT WHAT

GOT HER BACK ON HER FEET.

PLUS WE'LL BE PRAYING FOR

YOU AND YOUR NEEDS.

SO WHATEVER YOU DO, DON'T GO

AWAY.

Pat: HEY, WE'RE

MARCHING TOWARDS CHRISTMAS.

KRISTI IS WEARING A RED

SWEATER.

Kristi: I

AM, FOR

THE

HOLIDAYS.

Pat: WELL, IT'S SO

APPROPRIATE.

[LAUGHTER]

Pat: WE WERE TALKING

DURING THE BREAK, AND I

DON'T KNOW WHETHER IT IS ALL

THIS COMMERCIALISM, YOU ARE

JUST DROWNED OUT WITH

COMMERCIALS.

WE DON'T HAVE A FEELING

WE'RE CELEBRATING

CHRISTMAS.

Kristi: I KNOW.

Pat: I THINK THAT'S

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU TAKE

THE POWER OF JESUS OU OUT

OF CHRISTMAS AND ALL OF IT

IS SHOP, SHOP, SHOP, DEALS,

DEALS, DEALS, DISCOUNTS,

DISCOUNTS, BLACK FRIDAY AND

CYBER MONDAY.

Kristi: DOES THAT MEAN

YOU DIDN'T BUY ME A GIFT?

IS THAT WHAT YOU'RE TRYING

TO SAY?

Pat: THAT'S WHAT I'M

TRYING TO SAY.

I'M JUST HERE TO BRING JOY

TO YOUR HEART AND TELL YOU

HOW NICE THAT RED SWEATER

LOOKS.

THIS DOESN'T SOUND LIKE

SOMETHING THAT COMES FROM A

PHILOSOPHER, BUT IT IS

ATTRIBUTED TO SOCRATES, BUT

WHEN I FEET HURT, WE HURT

ALL OVER.

KIMBERLY CAN SYMPATHIZE WITH

THAT.

SHE HAS HURT ALL OVER.

UNTIL AFTER 12 YEARS, SHE

TURNED ON THE TELEVISION,

AND GUESS WHAT SHE WAS

WATCHING?

Kristi: "THE

700 CLUB."

Pat: THANK YOU.

I ALWAYS ENJOYED RUNNING,

SINCE I WAS PROBABLY IN MY

20s.

I ACQUIRED WHAT WAS A

RUNNER'S FRACTURE IN MY

FOOT.

AND THE DOCTOR HAD SAID I

ACTUALLY HAD BEEN RUNNING ON

A BROKEN FOOT FOR AT LEAST

TWO YEARS.

UNFORTUNATELY, ONE OF THE

THINGS ALONG WITH THAT IS

THAT I GOT ARTHRITIS IN THAT

SAME FOOT.

IN MY RIGHT FOOT.

THEY SAID THAT IS SOMETHING

I WOULD ALWAYS HAVE TO DEAL

WITH.

AND I RECEIVED A CORTISONE

SHOT TO TRY TO DEADEN THE

PAIN, BUT THAT WAS ONLY A

TEMPORARY FIX.

IN TOTAL, ABOUT 12 YEARS OF

PAIN.

I MEAN JUST CONSISTENTLY.

NEVER ONE DAY WITHOUT THE

PAIN.

JUST ONE DAY, WATCHING "THE

700 CLUB," AND TERRY HAD A

WORD OF KNOWLEDGE.

SHE WAS PRAYING.

AND EVERY TIME I WOULD HEAR

THEM START TO PRAY, I WOULD

SIT DOWN, AND THEY SAY GRAB

THAT AREA OF YOUR BODY THAT

YOU NEED PRAYER FOR.

AND SO I DID.

I GRABBED MY FOOT, AND I PUT

ONE HAND OVER MY HEART.

AND SHE SAID YOUR TOES ARE

HURTING, AND THE LORD IS

TAKING THAT FROM YOU RIGHT

NOW.

Terry: YOU HAVE A FOOT

PROBLEM, IT IS SOMETHING

WITH THE BONES IN YOUR

TOES.

GOD IS HEALING THAT FOR

YOU.

YOU'RE NOT GOING TO HAVE

THAT PAIN ANYMORE.

I JUST OPENED MY EYES ALL

OF A SUDDEN, AND I LOOKED AT

THE TV, AND I SAID, THAT'S

FOR ME.

AND I JUST STARTED THANKING

THE LORD FOR IT RIGHT AWAY.

I STOOD UP, BELIEVING THAT I

WAS HEALED.

AND I DIDN'T HAVE ANY PAIN.

SO I EVEN THOUGHT TO MYSELF

RIGHT AWAY, OH, IT'S MIND

OVER MATTER MAYBE.

YOU KNOW.

BUT I'M, LIKE, NO, I REALLY

DON'T HAVE ANY PAIN FOR THE

FIRST TIME IN 12 YEARS.

NOW I CAN ACTUALLY MOVE MY

TOE, WHICH IS SOMETHING

BRAND NEW.

I COULD NEVER DO THAT.

AND IT'S PROBABLY THE MAIN

THING THAT BILL WAS ABLE TO

SEE EVIDENCE WHEN I, YOU

KNOW, TOLD HIM.

HE IS KIND OF, LIKE,

REALLY?

SHE TOOK HER SHOE OFF AND

SHE WAS MOVING HER TOE

FREELY.

AND I DIDN'T SEE THIS

REDNESS AND SWOLLEN AND THE

VEINS JUST POPPED OUT ON

TOP.

THAT WAS ALL GONE.

IT IS WONDERFUL TO BE

ABLE TO RUN.

I LIKE TO RUN A FEW TIMES A

WEEK.

ABOUT FIVE TO SEVEN MILES.

SO I REALLY AM VERY THANKFUL

THAT I CAN GET BACK INTO THE

LIFESTYLE OF DOING THAT.

I WAS JUST, YOU KNOW,

AMAZED THAT, WOW, THESE

THINGS REALLY DO HAPPEN.

GOD IS NOT JUST A BIG

GOD.

HE'S A LITTLE GOD, TOO.

YOU KNOW, HE CARES ABOUT THE

BIG STUFF, BUT HE LOVES US

ENOUGH TO CARE ABOUT THE

LITTLE STUFF.

THAT IS TRULY, TRULY

AMAZING.

Pat: I WAS READING

TODAY IN GENESIS ABOUT THE

CREATION OF MAN, THE

CREATION OF PEOPLE.

GOD TOOK A HUNK OF DUST AND

HE BLEENL BREATHED ON IT,

AND THAT PIECE OF DUST

BECAME A LIVING SOUL.

HE BREATHED HIS SPIRIT INTO

IT.

AND THEN HE MADE A WOMAN TO

GO ALONG WITH THE MAN.

AND THERE THEY WERE, CREATED

IN THE IMAGE OF GOD.

THIS IS THE ONE WHO MADE

YOU.

AND OF COURSE HE CAN FIX

YOU.

HE KNOWS MORE ABOUT YOUR

PHYSICALITY THAN ANY DOCTOR

DOES.

HOW NICE THAT TANYA RECEIVED

THAT HEALING.

SOMEBODY HAS SEVERE, CHRONIC

BACK PAIN, AND SOMEBODY ELSE

NEEDS HEALING OF AN

INOPERABLE HEART BLOCKAGE.

AND SOMEBODY ELSE SAYS I

NEED SALVATION FOR A FAMILY,

WHOLE CHILDREN, PARENTS,óyg

GRANDCHILDREN, EVERYBODY.

Kristi: I HAVEgg A

HANDFUL, TOO, OF THINGS

WE'RE GOING TO PRAY FOR

INDIVIDUALS.

ONE PERSON IS SAYING -- A

HUSBAND SAYING MY WIFE WOULD

STOP DIVORCE PROCEEDINGS.

ANOTHER SAYING THAT MY HOUSE

WILL SELL SO I HAVE MONEY TO

LIVE ON BECAUSE RIGHT NOW

I'M HAVING SUICIDAL

THOUGHTS.

AND ANOTHER THAT I HAVE

BENEFITS FOR ME AND MY SON.

Pat: THE BIBLE SAYS IF

TWO OR MORE OF YOU AGREE ON

SOMETHING, TOUCHING, IT WILL

BE DONE FOR MY FATHER IN

HEAVEN.

KRISTI AND I GOING TO

BELIEVE WITH YOU AND BELIEVE

GOD FOR A MIRACLE.

Kristi: THANK YOU,

JESUS.

Pat: FATHER, OUR HEARTS

ARE HUMBLED.

WHEN WE THINK OF THE AUTHOR

OF THE UNIVERSE, THE MIGHTY

POWER OF THE UNIVERSE THAT

BROUGHT FORTH THE STARS,

BROUGHT FORTH THE HEAVENLY

HOST, BROUGHT FORTH MAN ON

EARTH, BROUGHT FORTH OF

ANIMALS, BROUGHT FORTH THE

PLANTS AND THE SEEDS AND

EVERYTHING WE HAVE -- YOU

BROUGHT IT ALL FORTH BY YOUR

POWER.

NOW, ALL YOU HAVE TO DO,

LORD, IS SPEAK THE WORD, AND

OUR SERVANTS WILL BE

HEALED.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS SPEAK

THE WORD.

LORD, WE ACKNOWLEDGE YOUR

POWER, AND WE KNOW IN THIS

AUDIENCE THERE ARE PEOPLE --

THERE IS SOMEBODY RIGHT NOW

THAT HAS A HEART MURMUR, AND

YOU SAID I BELIEVE GOD.

RIGHT NOW GOD IS SPEAKING TO

YOUR HEART.

THAT HEART IS GOING TO BEAT

NORMALLY IN JESUS' NAME.

KRISTI, GOD IS SPEAKING TO

YOU.

Kristi: YES.

I JUST KEEP HEARING IT OVER

AND OVER AND OVER, THE

SPIRIT OF DEPRESSION AND

OPPRESSION OVER SO MANY

PEOPLE.

WE ARE BREAKING AND BINDING

THAT SPIRIT RIGHT NOW IN THE

NAME OF JESUS.

HE IS LIFTING THAT UP OFF OF

YOU.

AS YOU FEEL IT, LIFT YOUR

HANDS UP AND BEGIN TO ENJOYS

EN JOI REJOICE.

Pat: AND SOMEBODY HAS

MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS AND YOU

FEEL WEAKER AND WEAKER AND

WEAKER.

STAND UP AND WE BIND THAT

SPIRIT THAT IS COMING UPON

YOU.

IN THE NAME OF JESUS, BE SET

FREE.

WALK!

RIGHT AND WALK IN JESUS'

NAME.

KRISTI?

Kristi: THERE IS

ANOTHER PERSON.

YOU PULLED A MUSCLE IN YOUR

THIGH, EITHER A TEN DON OR

TEN -- TENDON, AND YOU STAND

UP NOW BECAUSE THE LORD HAS

HEALED YOU IN JESUS' NAME.

Pat: THE JOY OF THE

LORD WILL BE YOUR STRENGTH.

THE JOY OF THE LORD WILL BE

YOUR STRENGTH.

REJOICE RIGHT NOW WHEREVER

YOU ARE.

LIFT YOUR HANDS TO HEAVEN,

AND REJOICE AND THANK THE

LORD FOR THE ANSWER TO YOUR

PRAYER.

AMEN.

THE JOY OF THE LORD IS YOUR

STRENGTH.

Kristi: ABSOLUTELY.

Pat: WELL, THE JOY OF

THE SEASON, CHRISTMASTIME IS

UPON US, AND WE APPRECIATE

THAT DAY AFTER DAY ACE

COLLINS TELLING US WHAT ALL

THESE TRADITIONS MEAN.

Kristi: ABSOLUTELY.

PAT, A PERFECT LEAD-IN.

ACE COLLINS TELLS US ABOUT

WHAT IS RIGHT AND WHAT IS

WRONG ABOUT THE TRADITIONAL

IN ANNATIVITY SCENE.

SO DON'T GO AWAY.

* YOUR BABY BOY WOULD ONE

DAY WALK ON WATER *

* MARY, DID YOU KNOW

* THAT YOUR BABY BOY WOULD

SAVE OUR SONS AND

DAUGHTERS *

NATE NATE

Lee: WELCOME BACK TO

"THE 700 CLUB."

A FLORIDA MAN IS ACCUSED OF

PLOTTING A TERROR ATTACK ON

A LANDMARK IN NEW YORK

CITY.

> RAZ ALAM FACED A JUDGE

OWNER TUESDAY.

THE 20-YEAR-OLD PAKISTANI

HATCHED A PLOT WITH HIS

OLDER BROTHER, BUT THEY

DIDN'T HAVE THE MONEY OR

BOMB-MAKING COMPONENTS TO

CARRY OUT THE ATTACK.

KAZI WAS MOT MOTIVATED BY

ANWAR al-AKIS AND HE WAS

TRYING TO MORTE MARTYR HIS

DEATH.

THE DEMONSTRATIONS ON

TUESDAY CAME AFTER CHARGES

OF WIDESPREAD VOTING

IRREGULARITIES.

SOME WOMEN AND CHRISTIANS

WERE BLOCKED FROM VOTING,

WE'RE TOLD.

THE REFERENDUM IS RUNNING IN

TWO STAGES.

THE SECOND STAGE IS

SCHEDULED FOR

DECEMBER 22nd.

WE'LL PROVIDE DETAILS OF

THAT VOTING.

YOU CAN ALWAYS GET THE

LATEST FROM CBN NEWS BY

GOING TO OUR WEBSITE AT

CBNNEWS.ORG.

PAT AND KRISTI WILL BE BACK

WITH MORE OF "THE 700 CLUB"

AFTER THIS.

Kristi: I KNOW CAN'T

HELP BUT LISTEN TO MUSIC

LIKE THAT AND ENVISION

YOURSELF SWISHING ON THE

SLOPES.

WHILE THEY MAY VARY IN

SHAPES OF SIZES, MOST

NATIVITY SCENES ARE PRETTY

MUCH THE SAME.

BUT IF YOU REALLY WANTED TO

BE ACCURATE, DO YOU KNOW

WHAT BELONGS AND WHAT

DOESN'T?

WELL, YOU'RE ABOUT TO FIND

OUT.

ACE, I JUST LOVE NATIVITY

SCENES, AND THIS ONE IN

FRONT OF US REMINDS ME SO

MUCH OF THE ONE WE HAD IN MY

HOUSE GROWING UP AS A

CHILD.

WHEN DID PEOPLE START

DISPLAYING NATIVITY SCENES?

THEY PROBABLY STARTED

MAKING CARVINGS IN THE THIRD

OR FOURTH CENTURY, BUT WHAT

WE LOOK AT TODAY WAS STARTED

BY FRANCIS OF ASSISSI.

AND HE USED THEM AS TEACHING

TOOLS.

AND HE INCORPORATED LIVE

ANIMALS AND ACTORS AND EVEN

HAD SONGS.

IT WAS PART OF AN HOUR OR

TWO-HOUR PAGEANT, IF YOU

WILL, WHERE HE BROUGHT THE

MANGER SCENE TO LIFE FOR THE

VERY FIRST TIME SO PEOPLE

COULD REALLY UNDERSTAND WHAT

HAPPENED ON THAT FIRST

CHRISTMAS NIGHT.

THE NIGHT JESUS WAS BORN,

WE KNOW HE WAS BORN IN A

MANGER.

HOW ACCURATE IS A NATIVITY

SCENE LIKE THIS ONE?

WE HONESTLY DON'T KNOW.

WE KNOW THERE HAD TO BE

ANIMALS, BECAUSE THE CITY

WAS FULL.

AND THEY WERE PROBABLY

INSIDE THE STABLE, NOT

OUTSIDE.

WE DO KNOW THAT THE

SHEPHERDS ARRIVED.

ONE OF THE THINGS WE ALSO

KNOW WAS THE MAJI.

THE KINGS DID NOT COME TO

THE MANGER.

EVEN THOUGH WE ALWAYS SEE

THEM, THEY CAME MANY, MANY

MONTHS LATER AND VISITED

MARY AND JOSEPH IN THEIR

HOME AND SPENT THE NIGHT

WITH THEM.

WE KNOW THAT MOST OF THE

NATIVITY SCENES ARE NOT

ACCURATE.

BUT I DON'T THINK THAT IS AS

IMPORTANT THAN IT IS TO

REALIZE PROBABLY MORE THAN

ANYTHING ELSE, THEY NATIVITY

SCENES PUT THE FOCUS BACK ON

THE REASON FOR THE SEASON.

IT REALLY SHOWS US THAT GOD

CAME TO US AS A COMMON MAN

SO WE COULD ALL RELATE TO

HIM.

Kristi: I'LL TELL YOU

WHAT, IT IS THE REASON FOR

THE SEASON.

PAT, WE'RE SITTING THERE

TALKING ABOUT NATIVITY

SCENES.

DO YOU HAVE A NATIVITY SCENE

AT HOME?

Pat: MY WIFE HAS ONE

FROM HER PARENTS, THAT I

THINK CAME FROM

GRANDPARENTS.

IT IS AN OLD ONE.

SO WE CRANK THAT THING UP

AND PUT IT OUT IN THE HALL

ON A DRESSER OUT THERE.

AND WE HAVE THE FAMILY FOR

CHRISTMAS EVE DINNER.

AND WHEN THE DINNER IS OVER,

WE READ THE BIBLE STORY OF

THE, YOU KNOW, MARY AND

JOSEPH AND WE GO OUT AND

STAND BY THE NATIVITY.

AND THE YOUNGEST PUTS THE

BABY JESUS INTO THE MANGER.

Kristi: THAT IS SO

SWEET.

AND YOUR YOUNGEST CHANGES

EVERY YEAR.

Pat:

AND WE SING SILENT

NIGHT OR SOMETHING LIKE

THAT.

Kristi:

THAT'S REALLY

SWEET.

Pat: I DON'T THINK

WE

HAVE

THE

WISE MEN IN THE

MANGER.

WE HAVE A BUNCH OF DONKIES

AND SHEEP.

Kristi: ABOUT FIVE OR

SIX YEARS AGO, I GAVE YOU A

CHRISTMAS GIFT AND IT WAS A

LITTLE BLACK

ANGEL.

DO YOU KNOW

WHERE THAT

LITTLE BLACK ANGEL IS, PAT?

Pat: I'M SURE

HE IS

HOVERING OVER THE MANGER.

Kristi: THE NATIVITY

SCENE IS ONE OF THE UPCOMING

MINI SERIES ABOUT THE

BIBLE.

IT HITS

THE SMALL SCREEN IN

MARCH.

WE'RE GOING TO SHOW YOU A

SNEAK PEEK RIGHT NOW.

HERE IS HOW THE BIBLE TELLS

US THE STORY ABOUT JESUS.

MARY, MOTHER, YOU HAVE

THE MOST BEAUTIFUL EYES I'VE

EVER SEEN AND THE SWEETEST

SMILE.

DON'T BE AFRAID.

HELP US!

PLEASE!

LADY, I BELIEVE YOUR SON

IS THE PROMISED KING OF HIS

PEOPLE.

WHAT IS HIS NAME?

HIS NAME IS JESUS.

* MARY DID YOU KNOW

* THAT YOUR BABY BOY WOULD

ONE DAY WALK ON WATER *

* MARY DID YOU KNOW

* THAT YOUR BABY BOY WOULD

SAVE OUR SONS AND

DAUGHTERS *

* DID YOU KNOW THAT YOUR

BABY BOY *

* WOULD COME TO MAKE YOU

NEW *

* AND THIS CHILD THAT YOU

DELIVERED *

* WILL SOON DELIVER YOU

* MARY DID YOU KNOW

* THAT YOUR BABY BOY WOULD

GIVE SIGHT TO THE BLIND

MAN *

* MARY DID YOU KNOW

* THAT YOUR BABY BOY WOULD

COM CALM THE STORM WITH HIS

HAND *

* DID YOU KNOW

* THAT YOUR BABY BOY HAS

WALKED WHERE ANGELS RISE *

* AND WHEN YOU KISS YOUR

LITTLE BABY *

* YOU KISS THE FACE OF

GOD *

* O MARY, DID YOU KNOW

* H'MMM

MY SON.

* MARY, DID YOU KNOW

* OOH, OOH

*

*

* THEY WILL LIVE AGAIN

.

* THE SONGS WILL SPEAK

*

WHO ARE YOU?

* MARY, DID YOU KNOW

TELL ME WHO YOU ARE.

* THAT YOUR BABY BOY WAS

LORD OF ALL CREATION *

I'M JESUS.

* MARY, DID YOU KNOW THAT

YOUR BABY BOY WOULD ONE DAY

RULE THE NATIONS *

* DID YOU KNOW THAT YOUR

BABY BOY *

* AND THE SLEEPING CHILD

YOUR HOLDING IS THE GREAT I

AM *

* OOH...

Pat: THAT ISN'T GOOD --

THAT'S JUST FABULOUS.

A GUY NAME MARK LAURIE WROTE

THAT.

HE IS REALLY A CUT-UP AND A

COMEDIAN.

HE IS FUNNY AS HE CAN BE.

AND TO SEE THAT SONG CAME

OUT OF HIM IS THE MOST

GORGEOUS THING.

IT JUST MOVES YOU.

Kristi: IT IS

BEAUTIFUL.

I WAS LOOKING

AT THAT MOVIE

CLIP, AND I CANNOT WAIT TO

SEE IT.

NOT JUST THE SONG, BUT THE

VIDEO.

IT'S MOVING.

THAT'S WHAT WE ALL NEED --

Pat: MY HATS OFF TO THE

HISTORY CHANNEL FOR THAT

ONE.

LOOK FOR IT.

WE'LL BE BACK WITH MORE OF

"THE 700 CLUB" AFTER THIS.

STAY TUNED.

* MARY, DID YOU KNOW THAT

YOUR BABY BOY *

* WOULD ONE DAY WALK ON

WATER *

Pat: WELL, WE WANT TO

SHOW YOU HOW "THE 700 CLUB"

HAS BEEN CHANGING THE LIVES

OF PEOPLE ALL OVER THE

WORLD.

LIKE THIS LITTLE BOY, AND

HIS ELDERLY GRANDFATHER IN

FAR DISTANT CHINA.

Reporter: EVERY MORNING

JISHON WATCHED OTHER

CHILDREN IN HIS VILLAGE

LEAVE

FOR SCHOOL, AND

WONDERED WHAT FUN HE WOULD

MISS OUT ON THAT DAY.

HE SH HAV SHOULD HAVE BEEN

IN THE FOURTH GRADE BUT

WASN'T ABLE TO ATTEND

CLASS.

HE WAS BORN WITH A SERIOUS

HEART CONDITION.

I REALLY WANTED TO GO TO

SCHOOL AND PLAY WITH THE

OTHER KIDS, BUT I DIDN'T

HAVE ANY ENERGY TO EVEN WALK

THERE.

I GOT TIRED VERY EASILY.

Reporter: JISHON'S

FATHER DIED IN AN ACCIDENT,

AND HIS MOTHER ABANDONED

HIM.

SO HE WENT TO LIVE WITH HIS

POOR 71-YEAR-OLD

GRANDFATHER.

GRANDPA TIAN IS FRAIL

HIMSELF, BUT HE HAS DONE

EVERYTHING HE CAN TO PROVIDE

FOR JISHON.

HE EVEN BORROWED BOOKS AND

TRIED TO TEACH HIS GRANDSON

SKILLS HE SHOULD HAVE

LEARNED AT SCHOOL.

I DIDN'T WANT HIM TO BE

ILLITERATE.

Reporter: BUT THERE

WERE DAYS WHERE IT WAS HARD

FOR JISHON EVEN TO EAT HIS

SOUP.

AND IT BECAME EVIDENT THAT

WITHOUT SURGERY, HE WOULD

DIE.

JISHON IS SO YOUNG.

HE WILL SOON DIE.

HE SHOULD LIVE.

I LOVE HIM.

HE IS EVERYTHING TO ME.

BUT I PERSONALLY DIDN'T HAVE

ANY MONEY TO PAY FOR HEART

SURGERY.

EVEN WHEN I BORROWED MONEY

FROM RELATIVES, IT STILL

WASN'T ENOUGH.

Reporter: JUST WHEN

JISHON AND HIS GRANDPA WERE

ABOUT TO GIVE UP, A DOCTOR

CAME TO THEIR VILLAGE, AND

TOLD THEM ABOUT CBN'S

MISSION TO SAVE CHILDREN'S

LIVES.

I COULDN'T BELIEVE IT.

WE HAD NEVER HEARD OF SUCH A

WONDERFUL THING ANYWHERE IN

THE WORLD.

Reporter: CBN QUICKLY

ARRANGED HEART SURGERY FOR

JISHON.

A DOCTOR REPAIRED THE HOLE

IN HIS HEART AND

REPOSITIONED HIS ARTERY.

THE SURGERY WAS A SUCCESS.

I'M STRONG NOW.

BEFORE I COULDN'T JUMP AND

NOW I CAN JUMP HIGH.

AND I CAN RUN.

I LIKE PLAYING WITH MY

CLASSMATES AND EVEN DOING MY

LESSONS.

I'M REALLY HAPPEN TO SEE

JISHON SO HEALTHY, EVEN IF

HE IS A LITTLE NAUGHTY AND

CLIMBS UP THE WALL FROM TIME

TO TIME.

AT LEAST NOW HE CAN GO TO

SCHOOL AND I DON'T HAVE TO

WORRY ABOUT HIS FUTURE AT

ALL.

THANK YOU, CBN, FOR BRINGING

MY FAMILY HOPE.

Pat: THANK YOU FOR

BRINGING MY FAMILY HOPE.

AND THAT'S WHAT THE THANKS

IS, TO YOU, FOR WHAT YOU DO

TO MAKE THIS POSSIBLE.

ISN'T IT MARVELOUS TO THINK

YOU CAN BE SITTING IN YOUR

LIVING ROOM AND ENJOYING

CHRISTMAS, AND AT THE SAME

TIME, YOU CAN BE CHANGING A

LITTLE BOY'S FUTURE IN

CHINA.

OR THE PHILIPPINES OR

INDONESIA OR 100 OTHER

COUNTRIES AROUND THE WORLD.

OR YOU CAN BE TAKING LITTLE

ORPHANS OFF THE STREET IN

UKRAINE AND PUTTING THEM

INTO A NICE FACILITY, WHERE

THEY WOULD BE HAPPY AND

EDUCATED AND HAVE A FUTURE.

A FUTURE AND A HOPE.

YOU KNOW, GOD WILL BLESS

US.

HE WILL BLESS YOU AND HE

WILL BLESS ALL OF US.

ONE OF THE REASONS CBN IS

BLESSED SO MUCH OVER THE

YEARS IS BECAUSE WE HAVE

BEEN ENGAGED IN "OPERATION

BLESSING" AND ENGAGED IN

HELPING PEOPLE.

AND GOD SAYS, OKAY, YOU HELP

THEM, AND I'LL HELP YOU.

YOU'RE MY HAND EXTENDED.

BY THE WAY, I WANT YOU TO BE

A "THE 700 CLUB" MEMBER.

IT'S REAL SIMPLE.

I MEAN, 65 CENTS A DAY, AND

THAT'S ALL IT TAKES.

AT THE SAME TIME, I WANT TO

GIVE YOU SOMETHING.

I DID A COMPACT DISC HERE

THE OTHER DAY, A D.V.D. THEY

CALL IT, A DIGITAL VIDEO.

Kristi: DISC.

Pat: A DIGITAL VIDEO

DISC THAT I CAN'T GET OUT OF

THIS THING.

[LAUGHTER]

Pat: HERE IT IS.

THAT'S WHAT COMES OUT.

PLAY THAT IN YOUR D.V.D.

PLAYER, AND IT WILL TELL YOU

ABOUT GOD'S PLAN FOR

AMERICA.

THE HISTORICAL SIGNIFICANCE

OF AMERICA, AND WHAT GOD'S

PLAN FOR YOU AND ME AND ALL

OF US -- HOW TO PREPARE FOR

THE DAYS AHEAD.

I'LL GIVE THIS AS OUR GIFT

TO YOU WHEN YOU JOIN "THE

700 CLUB."

$20 A MONTH.

AND THIS IS SOMETHING THAT

WILL BE A BLESSING.

IT WILL BE A BLESSING AT

CHRISTMAS AND A BLESSING ALL

YEAR ALONE.

HAVE YOU SEEN THIS?

Kristi: OF COURSE I

HAVE SEEN IT.

Pat: WHAT DID YOU

THINK?

Kristi: WAS LOVELY.

VERY EDUCATIONAL AND VERY

INSPIRING.

BUT, MORE IMPORTANTLY, IT

HELPED ME LEARN HOW TO PRAY

FOR OUR COUNTRY.

COME ON, BROTHER.

Pat: I DID THAT

SPONTANEOUSLY.

Kristi: I HAVE A

QUESTION FOR YOU, PAT.

Pat: YES, MA'AM.

Kristi: ARE YOU HAPPY?

Pat: REASONABLY SO.

WHY?

Kristi: THAT'S THE

QUESTION WE'RE ASKING.

PAT IS HAPPY, I'M HAPPY, BUT

ARE YOU HAPPY?

OR DO YOU FEEL LIKE THERE IS

SOMETHING MISSING IN YOUR

LIFE OR JUST LACKING?

IF YOU DO, STAY TUNED

BECAUSE WE'RE GOING TO SHOW

YOU EXACTLY WHAT YOU NEED TO

FIND TO FIND TRUE

FULFILLNESS.

UP NEXT.

Kristi: THE NEWS THAT

WE'VE SEEN IN RECENT DAYS

HAS BEEN A SOBERING REMINDER

THAT WE LIVE IN A WORLD FULL

OF CHAOS AND A WORLD FULL OF

HEARTBREAK.

IN THE LAST SEVERAL WEEKS,

THE "VOICE OF HOPE" SERIES

HAS BEEN DEALING WITH ISSUES

OF THE HEART.

IN THE FINAL INSTALLMENT, WE

EXPLORE HOW IN THE MIDDLE OF

OUR TROUBLE, WE CAN FIND

FULFILLMENT.

TAKE A LOOK.

FUMENT

Kristi: TRUSTING IN

GOD, OVERCOMING

DISAPPOINTMENT, HEALING FROM

HEARTBREAK, AND CHOOSING TO

FORGIVE, AND FINDING HOPE IN

TIMES OF LONELINESS.

THESE ARE ALL REAL ISSUES WE

ALL FACE AT SOME POINT IN

OUR LIVES.

THE QUESTION IS: HOW IN THE

MIDST OF THESE CHALLENGES

CAN WE FIND FULFILLMENT?

SO MANY PEOPLE WHO ARE

DEALING WITH CHALLENGES IN

THEIR LIFE, FINANCIAL

ISSUES, RELATIONAL ISSUES,

OR EMOTIONAL ISSUES OR

PHYSICAL ISSUES.

HOW CAN WE FIND HAPPINESS

AND CONTENTMENT WHERE WE

ARE, RATHER THAN LOOKING

OVER THE FENCE, THROUGH THE

YARD, INTO SOMEONE ELSE'S

WORLD.

FIRST OF ALL, EXTERNALS

CAN NEVER BE THE ONLY FACTOR

THAT DETERMINES YOUR JOY.

JESUS TALKS ABOUT THE JOY

THAT HE GIVES US THE WORLD

CAN'T TAKE AWAY.

THAT SUGGESTS THAT OUR JOY

LEVEL SHOULD NEVER FLUCTUATE

BASED ON CIRCUMSTANCES IN

OUR LIVES.

BUT WE TEND TO FOCUS ON THE

HAPPY ASPECT MORE THAN WE DO

THE JOY ASPECT.

WE WERE UNDERSTOOD THAT HIS

DON'TS ARE NOT HIM BEING A

KILL JOY, BUT ADD TO OUR

HAPPY LEVEL BY HELPING US

MAKE GOOD CHOICES THAT

MAINTAIN OUR JOY AND

HAPPINESS, WE WOULD

COOPERATE WITH HIM MORE.

WE WOULD SEEK HIS HEART

MORE, TO UNDERSTAND WHAT HE

SAYS, TO FOLLOW WHERE HE

POINTS, AND TO UNDERSTAND --

TO REALLY GET WHY HE SAYS

WHAT HE SAYS.

IT IS ALL FOR OUR BENEFIT.

IT DOESN'T AFFECT HIM.

Kristi: WHEN WE ARE

UNFULFILLED IN OUR LIVES,

WHAT WE DO TO FIND

FULFILLMENT OUTSIDE OF GOD

AND WHY THAT IS

DETRIMENTAL.

LET'S TALK ABOUT THAT.

WE DO COMPROMISE.

WHEN WE DECIDE THAT GOD IS

TAKING TOO LONG -- FOR SOME

OF US IT IS NOT A MATTER OF

HIM NOT DOING IT, BUT HE IS

TAKING TOO LONG.

HE LOVES ME, HE LOVES ME

NOT.

WELL, LIFE DOES NOT

CONSISTENT OF WHAT OTHER

PEOPLE DO TO MAKE YOU

HAPPY.

AS A MATTER OF FACT, GOD

DIDN'T EVEN WIRE US TO MAKE

EACH OTHER HAPPY.

Kristi: COME ON.

IT IS NOBODY'S

RESPONSIBILITY TO MAKE YOU

HAPPY.

AS A MATTER OF FACT, THEY'RE

NOT CAPABILITY OF MAKING YOU

HAPPY.

Kristi: BOOM.

THE JOY OF THE LORD.

NOWHERE IN SCRIPTURE DOES IT

INDICATE THAT PEOPLE WILL

MAKE US HAPPY.

WHEN WE'RE COMMITTED TO OUR

COMMITMENTS, WE HAVE TO SAY

WHETHER WE'RE HAPPY OR NOT.

GOD PUTS UP WITH US, WHETHER

WE ARE HAPPY OR NOT, AND HE

IS COMMITTED TOWARDS US.

I THINK, ONCE AGAIN,

MISPLACED EXPECTATIONS

AFFECTS OUR FAITH LEVEL.

BECAUSE WHEN WE DON'T HAVE

FAITH IS WHEN WE

COMPROMISE.

WHEN WE DON'T HAVE FAITH

THAT OUR MARRIAGE WILL BE

ANY BETTER THAN IS, WE DITCH

IT AND WE HAVE AN AFFAIR, OR

WE GET OUT ALL TOGETHER.

SO FAITH GREATLY AFFECTS OUR

ABILITY TO FOLLOW THROUGH

AND GET THE JOY THAT GOD

HAS.

WE DON'T BELIEVE THAT OUR

SITUATION CAN WORK OUT FOR

THE GOOD.

WE DON'T BELIEVE THAT IT CAN

GET BETTER.

SO THEREFORE WE HAVE TO MAKE

IT BETTER.

AND WHEN WE MAKE IT BETTER,

WE MAKE IT WORSE.

BECAUSE WE'VE INTERRUPTED

THE PLAN OF GOD.

WE'VE GOTTEN OUT FROM UNDER

HIS UMBRELLA AND GONE

TRIPPING DOWN A TRAIL BY

OURSELVES THAT WILL NEVER

LEAD TO A GOOD END.

Kristi: HOW DO WE BUILD

OUR FAITH?

THAT'S THE QUESTION OF THE

DAY.

IT IS KNOWING HIS WORD

CONSISTENTLY.

AND THE REASON I ALWAYS

POINT PEOPLE BACK TO THE

WORD IS BECAUSE THERE IS SO

MUCH HISTORY THERE.

THERE IS SO MUCH HISTORY

THERE OF PEOPLE'S WHO HOPES

WERE DASHED, WHO HAD TO WAIT

FOR A LONG TIME FOR STUFF.

AND IT WORKED OUT.

Kristi: YEAH.

SO WE SEE THIS CONSISTENT

MESSAGE IN THE WORD OF GOD.

OKAY, IF HE DID IT FOR THEM,

HE'LL DO IT FOR YOU.

Kristi: YES!

IT IS JUST A MATTER OF,

CAN YOU HOLD ON.

CAN YOU BE MATURE ENOUGH --

I BELIEVE THAT'S WHY ONE OF

THE FRUIT OF THE SPIRITS IS

THE LAST ONE, THAT NOBODY

EVER TALKS ABOUT, THEY TALK

ABOUT KINDNESS AND

GOODNESS -- IT'S

DISCIPLINE.

HAPPY PEOPLE ARE

SELF-CONTROLLED PEOPLE.

PEOPLE WHO ARE NOT BROKE ARE

SELF-CONTROLLED.

Kristi: YEAH.

YOU KNOW, THEY'RE NOT

SPINNING.

Kristi: COME ON.

HELLO.

PEOPLE WHO ARE HAPPY IN

MARRIAGE ARE

SELF-CONTROLLED, DISCIPLINED

PEOPLE.

THEY ARE WORKING ON THEIR

RELATIONSHIP.

Kristi: IF YOU COULD

GIVE ME FOUR POINTS ON

FINDING FULFILLMENT IN WHERE

YOU ARE IN LIFE, WHAT WOULD

THOSE FOUR POINTS BE?

GET OVER YOURSELF AND

WHAT YOU THINK YOU WANT,

FIRST OF ALL.

DELIGHT IN GOD.

Kristi: LIKE IT.

UM...DISCIPLINE YOURSELF

TO TRUST HIM.

Kristi: OOH, THAT'S

GOOD.

DISCIPLINE YOURSELF TO

TRUST HIM.

IT SAYS BE CAREFUL TO KNOW

GOD, CAREFUL TO LOVE HIM,

CAREFUL TO OBEY HIM.

SO DISCIPLINE YOURSELF TO

TRUST HIM.

AND THEN ACTUALLY BELIEVE

THAT GOD WANTS THE BEST FOR

YOU AND YOU DESERVE THE BEST

IN HIS EYES.

Kristi: I LOVE THAT.

AND I'M GOING TO DO AN EXTRA

ONE.

YOU READY?

UH-HUH.

Kristi: AND RECOGNIZE

THE GOOD THAT GOD HAS DONE

IN OUR LIVES.

YES.

IF WE CAN CLING TO THE GRACE

THAT GOD HAS BLESSED ME SO

MUCH SO FAR AND HE HAS SO

MUCH MORE IN STORE FOR ME,

WE WOULD BE HAPPY RIGHT

WHERE WE ARE.

Kristi: GIRL!

CAN I GET A HOO-HOO!

HIGH-FIVE ME!

[LAUGHTER]

*

Kristi: WELL, THAT WAS

IT.

THAT WAS OUR FINALE IN

SEASON TWO OF A "VOICE OF

HOPE," BUT DON'T FORGET YOU

CAN WATCH ALL OF THE "VOICE

OF HOPE" EPISODES ON

cbn.com AND THEN JUST LOG

ON TO -- IT TAKES YOU TO A

"VOICE OF HOPE" AND CLICK ON

THAT.

WHILE YOU ARE THERE, SEND US

YOUR QUESTIONS AND SEND US

YOUR CONCERNS.

LORD WILLING, IF THERE IS A

SEASON THREE, TELL US WHAT

YOU WANT.

BECAUSE WHATEVER YOU WANT,

WE WANT TO DO THAT FOR YOU.

WE WANT TO GET YOU CLOSER TO

THE LORD, TO KNOW THE HEART

OF GOD, TO KNOW THE WORD OF

GOD SO YOU CAN BE EMPOWERED

IN GOD.

AND THIS IS REALLY COOL.

YOU CAN ALSO DOWNLOAD THESE

TEACHINGS, THESE STUDY

GUIDES, AND THIS WEEK'S IS

WHAT THE BIBLE TALKS ABOUT,

WHAT HE SAYS ABOUT

FULFILLMENT.

AND WE GIVE YOU ALL OF THE

DIFFERENT SCRIPTURES.

SO YOU CAN GET THAT.

IT IS FREE, FREE, FREE,

FREE, FREE, AND SO YOU CAN

DO THAT.

AND YOU CAN SEE A SPECIAL

BEHIND-THE-SCENES FEATURE

CALLED "IN THE GREEN ROOM."

I'M READING THE PROMPTER,

AND IT SAYS IT STARS A VERY

SPECIAL GUEST,

ME.

THEY WROTE THAT.

I DIDN'T SAY THAT.

I WAS JUST

READING THAT,

PAT.

Pat: I KNOW YOU WERE.

[LAUGHTER]

Kristi: TIME FOR

E-MAIL.

I GOT ALL DISTRACTED.

YOU READY?

Pat: I'M READY.

Kristi: RHETT SAYS,

"ONE OF MY CO-WORKERS ALWAYS

EXPLAINS ABOUT HIS JOB.

HE IS CONSTANTLY PROMOTED,

BUT HE IS NEVER HAPPY.

I KNOW IT IS BECAUSE HE IS

MISSING THE JOY OF THE

LORD.

HOW DO I TELL HIM THIS SINCE

HE ISN'T A CHRISTIAN.

I SEE HIM SUFFERING DAY IN

AND DAY OUT.

DOES THE BIBLE HAVE ANYTHING

I CAN SHARE WITH HIM?"

Pat: READ THAT AGAIN.

Kristi: THE CO-WORKER

SAYS HIS CO-WORKER IS

COMPLAINING ABOUT HIS JOB,

EVEN THOUGH HE IS GETTING

PROMOTED.

AND HE IS NOT A CHRISTIAN.

AND THE OTHER PERSON IS

LIKE, REALLY, DUDE?

Pat: NOBODY IS GOING TO

BE REALLY HAPPEN UNTIL THEY

ARE HAPPY IN THE LORD.

THE FAULT IS NOT WITH THE

STARS BUT WITH OURSELVES.

THAT GUY IS NEVER GOING TO

BE HAPPY ANYWHERE.

AND I THINK THAT'S WHAT

YOU'VE GOT TO TELL HIM.

YOU'RE NEVER GOING TO BE

HAPPY ANYWHERE.

THERE IS NO JOB THAT WILL

MAKE YOU HAPPY.

BECAUSE YOU'RE NOT HAPPY

INSIDE.

AND YOU'RE NOT HAPPY IN

YOURSELF, AND YOU WON'T BE

HAPPY IN YOURSELF UNTIL YOU

REST IN JESUS.

THAT'S WHAT YOU NEED TO

ADMINISTER TO HIM.

THERE ARE A LOT OF VERSES IN

THE BIBLE ABOUT REST IN THE

LORD, AND SO FORTH, BUT I

THINK -- WELL, I THINK THE

103 PSALMS IS A GOOD WAY TO

START.

Kristi: LYNN WHO SAYS,

"MY 14-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER

ALWAYS STRUGGLES WITH

INTENSE ULTRA SENSITIVE

ISSUES.

AFTER HER DAD AND I

DIVORCED, SHE HAD TO SEE HER

FATHER REMARRY, AND HE IS

BULLIED AT SCHOOL, AND SHE

HAS SEEN SOME OF HER CLOSE

FRIENDS DIE.

ARE THERE PORTIONS OF THE

BIBLE THAT WILL BE GOOD FOR

HER TO READ?

AND I REALLY NEED HELP,

TOO."

Pat: GOOD

GRIEF.

Kristi: I KNOW.

I WAS READING THAT LIKE, OH,

MY LORD.

Pat: YOU KNOW, WHEN

YOUR PARENTS LET YOU DOWN,

THE LORD WILL LIFT YOU UP.

THERE IS SO MUCH -- I WOULD

GO THROUGH ALL OF THE

PSALMS.

YOU START AT THE FIRST ONE.

YOU'RE LIKE A TREE, PLANTED

BY RIVERS OF WATER.

AND YOU BEAR FRUIT IN GOOD

SEASON.

YOU SAY ARE THERE PORTIONS

THE SCRIPTURE?

SHE NEEDS TO READ A LOT OF

IT.

WHAT A TERRIBLE SHOCK ON A

CHILD.

YOU'VE MOVED HER ALL OVER

EVERYWHERE.

AND SHE LOST HER FRIENDS AND

LOST HER LOVED ONES.

OF COURSE SHE FEELS

DISCOURAGED.

I THINK THE BIG THING IS TO

GET A DIFFERENT SCENE.

GET A CHANGE OF

ENVIRONMENT.

GET HER WITH -- I THINK

SOMEBODY LIKE "YOUNG LIFE,"

AND THEY'RE SO ON FIRE WITH

THE LORD.

THAT IS MORE THAN JUST

GIVING HER SOMETHING IN THE

BIBLE TO READ.

GET HER WITH PEOPLE WHO LIVE

THE BIBLE.

Kristi: HERE IS ONE

MORE FROM DAN, WHO SAYS,

"I'VE BEEN HAVING FINANCIAL

PROBLEMS AND HEALTH AND

FAMILY PROBLEMS AND HAVE

BEEN SEARCHING AND ASKING

FOR GOD'S HELP TO RESOLVE

THESE PROBLEMS.

BUT IT SEEMS THE CLOSER I

FEEL I MAY BE GETTING TO

GOD, THE MORE BAD THINGS

KEEP HAPPENING TO ME.

AM I BEING PUNISHED FOR

BEING A SINNER?

AND HAVE I SPARKED SATAN'S

INTEREST AND BECOME A

TARGET?"

Pat: YOU'VE BECOME A

TARGET.

I'VE FLOWN ON THE CONCORDE,

AND WHEN YOU GET CLOSE TO

THE SPEED OF SOUND, IT

BEGINS TO GET ROUGH AND THEN

YOU PUNCH THROUGH.

WHEN YOU FIND YOU'RE GETTING

CLOSER TO GOD, YOU'RE BEING

BUFFERED ON EVERY SIDE.

AND THEN YOU GET THROUGH,

AND IT'S PEACEFUL.

THEN THINGS WILL SETTLE

DOWN.

Kristi: THE WORST TIME

IN MY LIFE WAS ABOUT EIGHT

YEARS AGO.

IT IS NOT ONLY DIVORCE, MY

HUSBAND LEFT, TOOK OUR

MONEY.

YOU NAME THE THING AND IT

HAPPENED.

AND I REMEMBER SITTING IN MY

HOME THINKING, LORD, I

CANNOT EVEN BREATHE I'M SO

HEAVY.

AND I REMEMBER THE LORD TOOK

ME TO PHILLIPIANS 4: 4:

"REJOICE IN THE LORD

ALWAYS."

WITH PRAYER AND PETITION,

AND THANKSGIVING, GUARD YOUR

HEART AND MIND IN CHRIST

JESUS, SOMETHING LIKE THAT,

AND THE PEACE OF GOD WILL

GUARD YOUR HEART AND MIND.

AND PHILLIPIANS 4: "THINK OF

THESE THINGS, LOVELY, TRUE,

AND OF GOOD REPORT."

THAT'S A PARAPHRASE, BUT

WORK WITH ME.

WHAT THE LORD TAUGHT ME IS

PEACE IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN

MONEY AND PEOPLE.

THE PEACE OF GOD.

AND ONLY GOD CAN GIVE YOU

THAT PEACE WHEN YOU TRUST

HIM.

NUMBER TWO, A LOT OF TIMES

YOU HAVE TO CHANGE YOUR MIND

IN PARADIGM, THINK OF THOSE

THINGS THAT ARE GOOD AND

LOVELY AND I PROMISE YOU

YOUR LIFE AND YOUR MIND WILL

CHANGE.

YOUR TURN, PAT.

Pat: WE LEAVE YOU WITH

THESE WORDS FROM FROM THE

PSALMS: "HAPPY IS HE WHO'S

HOPE IS IN THE LORD, OUR

GOD."

THAT'S ALL THE TIME WE

HAVE.

WE THANK YOU FOR BEING WITH

US, AND WE'LL SEE YOU

TOMORROW.

BYE-BYE.

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