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700 Club Interactive: Fight The Good Fight - January 4, 2013

Join us at 700 Club Interactive as hosts Gordon Robertson and Terry Meeuwsen minister to viewers. Read Transcript


Gordon: COMING UP, A

MOTHER FIGHTS FOR THE LIFE

OF HER DAUGHTER.

WHEN YOU HAVE A CHILD

THAT HAS THIS KIND OF

PROBLEM, YOU HAVE TO GO TO

WARFARE FOR THEM.

IT'S A BATTLE.

Gordon: AND LOSING

WASN'T AN OPTION.

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.

WELCOME TO THE SHOW.

EVERY YEAR OVER HALF OF

AMERICANS WILL MAKE NEW

YEAR'S RESOLUTIONS.

WE ALL KNOW THE OBVIOUS

ONES, FROM WEIGHT LOSS TO

DEBT RELIEF, BUT TWO OF THE

TOP RESOLUTIONS MAY SURPRISE

YOU: ENDING A DEPENDENCY ON

ALCOHOL AND QUITTING

SMOKING.

Terry: MEET AMY

LAMBERT.

SHE WAS FIGHTING AN

ADDICTION THAT ALMOST COST

HER, HER LIFE.

BUT HER MOTHER NEVER STOPPED

PRAYING, AND NOW AMY

EMBRACES EVERY YEAR WITH

SOBRIETY.

THIS IS HER STORY.

I REMEMBER WHEN I FOUND

OUT SHE WAS SHOOTING UP.

THAT WAS SUCH A DOOR DARK

MOMENT FOR ME.

I REMEMBER I WAS DRIVING

DOWN THE ROAD.

AND THE LORD SPOKE TO ME

THROUGH A SONG ON THE RADIO,

AND HE SAID, YOU CAN TRUST

ME.

I STARTED USING DRUGS

WHEN I WAS 12 YEARS OLD.

IT CAME THROUGH MY PARENTS'

DIVORCE.

I TURNED AWAY FROM THE LORD,

TURNED AWAY FROM THE

CHURCH.

I WAS VERY DECEPTIVE.

I DECEIVED MY FAMILY, SAYING

I WAS GOING FOR A NICE

SLEEPOVER AT MY GIRLFRIEND'S

HOUSE.

BUT WE WOULD GO OVER THERE,

AND I WAS INTRODUCED TO HARD

DRUGS, MARIJUANA, PAIN

PILLS, COCAINE.

SHE HID IT VERY, VERY

WELL BECAUSE I CHECKED UP ON

HER.

I CHECKED HER ROOM.

I DID ALL OF THE THINGS THAT

MOMS DO.

AFTER I GRADUATED FROM

HIGH SCHOOL, I BASICALLY

WENT OUT ON THE TREATS.

IT WAIT WAS A REALLY HARD

TIME IN MY LIFE.

NOT KNOWING WHERE AMY WAS AT

AND WHAT WAS GOING ON IN HER

HEART.

MY MOTHER'S HEART WAS

CRYING.

I'LL NEVER FORGET, BEING

AT A FRIEND'S HOUSE ONE

NIGHT, AND THE PEOPLE I WAS

WITH, THEY SAID IF YOU SHOOT

IT UP, YOU WILL FEEL IT A

LOT MORE.

AND I MADE A DECISION THAT

NIGHT TO INJECT, AND I WAS

INSTANTLY ADDICTED TO THE

NEEDLE.

MY DRUG OF CHOICE WAS

OXYCONTIN.

I CONTINUED MEETING DRUG

DEALERS, STARTED SELLING,

AND THROUGH THAT, MY

ADDICTION GOT TO THE LEVEL

WHERE I WAS INJECTING 20, 30

TIMES A DAY.

AND LIVED IN CRACK HOUSES,

HEROIN HOUSES, OUT ON THE

STREETS, ABANDONED

BUILDINGS.

AND JUST -- IT CONSUMED MY

LIFE.

YOU KNOW, WHEN YOU HAVE A

CHILD THAT HAS THIS KIND OF

PROBLEM, YOU HAVE TO GO TO

WARFARE FOR THEM.

IT'S A BATTLE.

AND, YOU KNOW, EVERY DAY IT

WAS MY MISSION IN LIFE.

AND I WAS NOT GOING TO

RECEIVE NO FOR AN ANSWER.

I KNEW I WASN'T.

AND I KNOW THAT GOD IS ABLE

AND HE IS A BIG GOD.

ONE NIGHT THE LORD WOKE

MY MOM UP.

HE WOKE ME AND TOLD ME TO GO

NOW.

IT WAS URGENT, GO NOW.

AND HE SAID NOW.

PRAY AS YOUR SEED, BREAK THE

POWER OF THIS ADDICTION OVER

HER LIFE.

AFTER THAT PRAYER, IT WAS

LIKE THE HOLY SPIRIT WAS ON

ME.

I WOULD BE OUT RANDOM

PLACES, AND GOD JUST STARTED

SENDING STRANGERS UP TO ME,

AND TELLING ME THE SAME

THING OVER AND OVER.

GOD LOVES YOU.

HE HAS A FUTURE FOR YOU.

HE HAS A HOPE FOR YOU.

AND THE LORD REALLY USED

THAT TO SOFTEN MY HEART.

DURING THIS TIME PERIOD,

I WAS ALSO TALKING TO MY

BROTHER A LOT ON THE PHONE.

AND I WAS POURING MY HEART

OUT TO HIM.

AND HE INVITED ME TO GO TO

CHURCH WITH HIM.

I REMEMBER SITTING IN THAT

SERVICE, AND MY HEART WAS

BEATING OUT OF MY CHEST.

BECAUSE AFTER THIS SERVICE

WAS OVER, AGAIN, THIS LADY

WALKS UP TO ME, AND SHE

SAYS, THE LORD TOLD ME TO

COME AND TELL YOU THAT THAT

SERVICE WAS FOR YOU.

SHE GAVE ME HER PHONE

NUMBER, AND SHE SAID, IF YOU

EVER NEED ME, GIVE ME A

CALL.

GOD WAS REALLY SPEAKING IN

MY HEART.

I DIDN'T KNOW HOW TO RESPOND

TO IT, SO I CONTINUED WITH

MY ADDICTION.

BUT THE MOST IMPORTANT THING

IS DON'T EVER, EVER, EVER

GIVE UP, NO MATTER HOW DARK

IT GETS, HOW BAD IT LOOKS.

DO NOT GIVE UP.

I WAS LAYING IN THE BED, AND

I HEARD, MOM -- A REALLY

DISTRESSED MOM.

AND THERE WAS NO AMY, SO I

KNEW THAT AMY WAS IN

DISTRESS SOMEHOW.

SO I GOT UP AND BEGAN TO

PRAY FOR HER.

THAT EXACT NIGHT, I WAS

IN THIS CRACK MOTEL, AND I

SHOT UP SO MANY TIMES I

DIDN'T REMEMBER.

I DRANK A BOTTLE OF LIQUOR

BY MYSELF.

AT SOME POINT IN THE NIGHT I

SHOT UP AND COMPLETELY

MISSED THE VEIN IN MY ARM.

I RECEIVED A PHONE CALL

ABOUT 5:30 IN THE MORNING,

SAYING, MOM, I'M IN

TROUBLE.

COME AND GET ME.

MY ARM HAD ABSCESSED AND

SWELLED UP TO THE SIZE OF A

GRAPEFRUIT.

I WILL NEVER FORGET, I WAS

WAITING FOR HER TO COME, AND

I WAS IN SUCH PAIN BECAUSE

OF THE ABSCESS, BUT I WAS

STILL INJECTING IN MY OTHER

ARM BECAUSE I PHYSICALLY

NEEDED THAT TO SURVIVE.

SO I HAD TO GO AND GET MY

DAUGHTER AND TAKE HER TO THE

HOSPITAL.

THEY ALMOST HAD TO

AMPUTATE MY ARM BECAUSE OF

THE ABSCESS.

BUT THEY WERE ABLE TO SAVE

IT.

THEY PULLED MY FAMILY IN A

ROOM AND TOLD MY FAMILY THAT

AS THE STAGES OF DRUG

ADDICTION, I WAS AT THE LAST

STAGE BEFORE DEATH AND TO

PREPARE FOR MY FUNERAL.

AND I REMEMBERED THAT LADY

FROM THE CHURCH.

I SAID, I WANT YOU TO CALL

HER AND TELL HER I'M READY

TO TALK TO SOMEBODY.

AND SO SHE CAME AND SHE

BEGAN TO PRAY.

GOD USED HER TO SPEAK THINGS

INTO MY LIFE THAT THERE IS

NO WAY SHE COULD HAVE KNOWN

ABOUT.

AND I BROKE.

I STARTED BALLING.

AND SHE SAID, AMY, ARE YOU

READY?

ARE YOU READY TO SURRENDER

YOUR LIFE TO CHRIST?

AND SHE SAID YES.

SO WE ALL WITNESSED IT.

THE WHOLE FAMILY WAS THERE.

I WAS CHANGED FROM THE

INSIDE OUT.

AND EVEN THOUGH THE PHYSICAL

ADDICTION WAS STILL THERE, I

CHANGED ON THE INSIDE.

AND SO IT WASN'T AN

INSTANTANEOUS DELIVERANCE

FOR ME.

I WENT TO MERCY MINISTRIES,

AND I WAS IN THE PROGRAM FOR

A YEAR.

THAT'S WHERE I REALLY WENT

THROUGH INTENSIVE

COUNSELLING AND WAS ABLE TO

OVERCOME THE ADDICTION.

MY PASSION IS FOR THE LOST.

HE HAS CALLED ME TO BE AN

EVANGELIST.

AND MY HEART IS FOR THOSE

THAT ARE JUST LIKE I USED TO

BE.

THERE IS NOTHING ELSE

THAT CAN BE SAID, EXCEPT

THAT IT IS A MIRACLE.

BECAUSE IN REALITY, SHE

SHOULDN'T BE ALIVE.

WHEN PEOPLE LOOK AT ME

NOW, THEY CANNOT IMAGINE

THAT I CAME FROM THAT

LIFESTYLE.

AND I TELL THEM, I HAVE THE

SCARS THAT STILL REMAIN, THE

SCARS IN MY ARMS.

TO WALK UP TO PEOPLE AND SAY

TO THEM, YOU KNOW, I WAS

STRUNG OUT.

I WAS ADDICTED, BUT THE LORD

BROUGHT ME OUT, AND HE CAN

DO THE SAME THING FOR YOU.

THERE IS SUCH POWER IN

THAT.

Terry: JESUS SAID HE

CAME TO SET THE CAPTIVES

FREE.

AMY WAS BOUND UP.

BOUND UP IN THE CHOICES SHE

HAD MADE AND THE DEPENDENCY

SHE DEVELOPED.

AND JUST WALKING AWAY FROM

PAIN THAT NEEDED TO BE

LOOKED AT, NEEDED TO BE

TOUCHED AND LET GO OF AND

HEALED BY THE POWER OF

JESUS.

AND, YOU KNOW, HE CAN DO ALL

OF THAT.

HE WANTS TO DO THAT FOR

YOU.

THERE IS NO PIT SO DEEP THAT

GOD IS NOT DEEPER STILL.

THAT'S WHY CORY TENDRUM

SAID.

SHE SUFFERED IN A

CONCENTRATION CAMP FOR MANY

YEARS, AND KNEW WHAT IT WAS

TO LOOK INTO THE EYES OF

EVIL.

MAYBE YOU'VE GIVEN YOUR LIFE

OVER IN SOME WAY TO

SOMETHING OR SOMEONE, AND

YOU KNOW IN THE VERY CORE OF

YOUR BEING THAT THE

DECISIONS YOU'RE MAKING ARE

DESTROYING YOU.

BUT THERE IS A WAY OUT.

IT WAS PROVIDED FOR YOU

LONG, LONG AGO.

JESUS CAME TO SET US FREE.

THERE IS NO SIN YOU CAN

COMMIT THAT IS SO GRAVE AND

SO GREAT THAT HE CANNOT

FORGIVE IT, WILL NOT FORGIVE

IT, WILL NOT RESCUE YOU FROM

IT, IF YOU SIMPLY CALL ON

HIS NAME.

I'M NOT TALKING ABOUT

RELIGION HERE.

I'M TALKING ABOUT A

RELATIONSHIP.

A RELATIONSHIP WITH A GOD

WHO LOVES YOU WITH AN

EVERLASTING LOVE, WHO

DELIGHTS OVER YOU.

WHO'S HEART IS BENT TOWARDS

YOU, WHO'S EAR IS BENT

TOWARDS YOUR PRAYER.

THE QUESTION IS: WILL YOU

LET GO OF THE THINGS THAT

YOU HAVE MADE A GOD OR GODS

IN YOUR LIFE, AND REACH UP

TO THE ONLY ONE WHO TRULY IS

GOD, THE ONLY ONE WHO TRULY

LOVES YOU UNCONDITIONALLY.

ACCEPTS YOU WHERE YOU'RE AT,

BUT LOVES YOU TOO MUCH TO

LET YOU STAY THERE.

TODAY YOU CAN COME HOME TO

THE HEART OF GOD.

YOU CAN HAVE A FRESH

BEGINNING.

I DON'T KNOW ANOTHER PLACE

WHERE WE CAN GET THAT, THAT

NO MATTER WHAT WE'VE DONE OR

WHERE WE'VE BEEN, WE CAN

COME BACK AND CRY OUT TO HIM

WITH SINCERITY.

IN OUR GREAT POINT OF NEED,

AND SAY, GOD, FORGIVE ME.

I AM SO SORRY.

I CHOOSE YOU.

YOU SEE, THE TRUTH IS HE HAS

ALREADY CHOSEN YOU.

THE QUESTION IS: WILL YOU

RECIPROCATE THAT?

THE MOMENT YOU SAY YES, HIS

PRESENCE, HIS POWER, HIS

FREEDOM BECOME YOURS.

YOU BECOME A CHILD OF GOD,

AND YOU INHERIT EVERYTHING

THAT HE IS AND ALL THAT HE

HAS.

TODAY DO THAT, RIGHT NOW,

THIS MINUTE.

DON'T WAIT ONE SECOND

LONGER.

DON'T PUT IT OFF.

THIS IS YOUR MOMENT.

GOD HAS YOU AT THIS PLACE,

SEEING THIS STORY, BEING

WITH US NOW FOR A PURPOSE.

LET'S PRAY TOGETHER.

GOD, I AM A SINNER IN NEED

OF A SAVIOR.

YOU KNOW EVERYTHING I'VE

DONE, EVERY PLACE I'VE

GONE.

YOU KNOW THE WAYS I'VE TRIED

TO DESTROY MYSELF.

THE WAYS I HAVE DIMINISHED

MY VALUE, AND THE WAYS I'VE

HURT OTHER PEOPLE, GOD, DONE

SOME THINGS THAT ARE

UNSPEAKABLE.

JESUS, WILL YOU FORGIVE MY

SINS.

I ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU DIED

ON THE CROSS TO SAVE ME.

AND TODAY I SAY YES TO YOU.

I DON'T JUST WANT MY SINS

FORGIVEN.

I WANT TO SPEND ETERNITY

WITH YOU.

I WANT A NEW BEGINNING.

I WANT YOU TO CHANGE THE WAY

THAT I THINK, MY

UNDERSTANDING, GOD.

GIVE ME EYES TO SEE YOU AND

EARS TO HEAR YOU, AND A

HEART WILLING TO SAY YES TO

DOING THINGS YOUR WAY.

CHANGE ME FROM THE INSIDE

OUT.

THANK YOU FOR A FRESH

BEGINNING.

I ACCEPT THAT TODAY, LORD.

I WANT TO LIVE FOR YOU.

NOW AND IN ETERNITY.

AND I THANK YOU FOR WAITING

FOR ME.

THANK YOU FOR LOVING ME SO

MUCH, EVEN WHEN I WAS AT

SUCH AN UNLOVABLE PLACE IN

MY LIFE.

GOD, I LOVE YOU.

HOLY SPIRIT, COME NOW, FILL

ME WITH YOUR POWER.

OPEN MY EYES AND MY EARS AND

MY HEART.

IN JESUS' NAME I PRAY.

AMEN.

IF YOU'VE JUST PRAYED THAT

PRAYER AND YOU'D LIKE

SOMEONE TO PRAY ABOUT

SOMETHING SPECIFIC WITH YOU,

OR YOU WOULD JUST LIKE TO

CONFIRM THE COMMITMENT THAT

YOU JUST MADE, CALL OUR

TOLL-FREE NUMBER.

IT IS THERE ON YOUR SCREEN,

1-888-777-1999.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS SAY, I

JUST PRAYED THAT PRAYER.

IF YOU HAVE A SPECIFIC

NEED -- YOU DON'T EVEN NEED

TO GIVE YOUR NAME IF YOU

DON'T WANT TO.

JUST ASK THE PERSON WHO

ANSWERS THE PHONE TO PRAY

WITH YOU.

WE WOULD LIKE TO SEND YOU

SOMETHING THAT WILL HELP YOU

GROW IN YOUR RELATIONSHIP

WITH THE LORD.

IT'S CALLED "A NEW DAY."

IT WAS PUT TOGETHER WITH YOU

IN MIND.

THIS IS FREE, AND SO IS THE

TOLL-FREE CALL.

1-888-777-1999.

CALL NOW.

IT IS "THE NEW DAY" PACKET.

JUST ASK FOR IT.

Gordon: UP NEXT, A

FAMILY OF 13 RECEIVE HOPE

WHEN THEY NEED IT MOST.

FIND OUT HOW THEY WENT FROM

A MAKESHIFT TENT TO A ROOF

OVER THEIR HEADS, RIGHT

AFTER THIS.

Terry: I WANT TO TAKE

YOU TO UKRAINE TO MEET A

GYPSY FAMILY.

THEIR CONDITIONS WERE

DESPERATE, UNTIL THE FAMILY

OF 13 RECEIVED HOPE, AND IT

CAME FROM PEOPLE LIKE YOU.

I'M HERE IN UKRAINE, IN A

GYPSY CAMP.

THERE IS ALREADY A CHILL IN

THE AIR, AND WINTER IS JUST

AROUND THE CORNER.

IF YOU SAW THIS TENT

STANDING HERE, YOU WOULD

THINK IT WAS A LEFTOVER PLAY

CAMP FROM CHILDREN IN THE

SUMMERTIME, BUT THE TRUTH OF

THE MATTER IS THERE ARE 13

PEOPLE LIVING INSIDE THIS

TENT.

THIS IS RUSLAN, AND HE IS

ONE OF THEM.

HE IS SEVEN YEARS OLD.

THERE IS A 2 PANEL

2-MONTH-OLD BABY IN HERE.

AND RUSLAN IS WET TO THE

CORE BECAUSE IT IS A COLD,

RAINY DAY.

AND THIS FAMILY IS DOING

THEIR BEST TO MAKE A

LIVING.

YOU CAN SEE THE DAD IS

MAKING BASKETS OUT OF PIECES

OF TWIGS, AND THE MOM IS

GATHERING MUSHROOMS SO SHE

CAN BRING SOME FOOD HOME TO

HER CHILDREN.

WHAT HAPPENS IN THE MIDDLE

OF WINTER, WHEN IT IS 20°

BELOW ZERO IN THE WINTER?

HOW DO THEY SURVIVE.

WE JUST COULDN'T LOOK AWAY.

OUR GOAL IS TO MAKE A HOME

FOR THEM, THAT WILL TAKE

THEM OUT OF THE COLD, OUT OF

THE RAIN, AND ALLOW THEM TO

MAKE IT THROUGH THE WINTER,

AND MAYBE EVEN HAVE A GOOD

LIFE HERE IN UKRAINE.

IT IS AMAZING THE CHANGE A

FEW SHORT WEEKS CAN BRING.

WORKING WITH OUR CBN STAFF

IN UKRAINE, "ORPHANS'

PROMISE" WAS QUICKLY ABLE TO

PUT TOGETHER A PLAN TO BUILD

A SHELTER FOR THIS FAMILY.

THE MOST EFFICIENT AND

TIMELY SOLUTION WAS A HOUSE

MADE OF METAL WITH A STRONG

WOOD FLOOR AND A THICK LAYER

OF INSULATION.

AN AIR-TIGHT WINDOW AND

DOOR, ALONG WITH A NEW

WOOD-BURNING STOVE, MAKES

THIS ONE OF THE BEST HOMES

IN THIS GYPSY COMMUNITY.

AND SOME BASIC FURNISHINGS

AND WARM BLANKETS WILL KEEP

THIS FAMILY COMFORTABLE ALL

WINTER.

I HAVE MORE GOOD NEWS TO

REPORT.

DURING MY VISIT, WE WERE

ALARMED AT THE CONDITION THE

2-MONTH-OLD BABY BOY WHO HAD

A TERRIBLE COUGH AND FEVER.

HIS MOTHER WAS SO

MALNOURISHED, THAT HER

NURSING EFFORTS WERE JUST

NOT ENOUGH.

THAT DAY WE GAVE HER FORMULA

AND MEDICINE FOR LITTLE

PETRO, AND NOW HE IS NO

LONGER SICK, HAS PUT ON

WEIGHT, AND LOOKS MUCH

HEALTHIER.

IN FACT, EVERYONE LOOKS

HEALTHIER AND HAPPIER.

IN ADDITION TO THE FATHER'S

BASKET-MAKING, WE HAVE PLANS

TO HELP THEM WITH A GARDEN

OR OTHER LIVELIHOOD THAT

WILL BRING IN ENOUGH MONEY

TO SUSTAIN THIS FAMILY.

IN THE MIDST OF ALL OF THIS,

THEY WERE A LITTLE

BEWILDERED.

WHO WOULD GO TO SUCH GREAT

EFFORT TO HELP A FAMILY OF

GYPSIES.

PASTOR EVON, FROM THE LOCAL

CHURCH, WAS ABLE TO TALK

OPENLY ABOUT HIS FAITH, AND

WHY GOD CARED ENOUGH TO

BRING SOMEONE TO HELP THEM.

THE FAMILY HAS STARTED

ATTENDING THE CHURCH.

I THANK GOD FOR THE HELP

YOU HAVE GIVEN US.

I COULDN'T EVEN DREAM THAT

SOMEONE WOULD GIVE US SUCH A

HOUSE.

THANK YOU.

Terry: THE REAL CHANGE

FOR THIS FAMILY WILL BE IN

THE MONTHS TO COME, AS THEY

LEARN MORE ABOUT GOD'S GRACE

AND LOVE AND EXPERIENCE HIS

ONGOING PROVISIONS FOR

THEM.

WEATHER SO COLD IN THE

WINTER THAT PEOPLE LIVE WITH

THEIR COATS ON INSIDE, AND

DON'T TAKE THEM OFF.

SO MANY OF THE PEOPLE AROUND

THE WORLD THAT LIVE IN

POVERTY LIKE THIS ARE

ILLITERATE.

IT IS IMPOSSIBLE FOR THEM TO

GET JOBS THAT PAY ENOUGH

MONEY FOR THEM TO SUSTAIN

THEIR FAMILIES IN A DECENT

FASHION.

YOU'RE ALLOWING US, THROUGH

YOUR GIFTS, TO GO IN AND BE

JESUS TO THESE PEOPLE.

WE DON'T JUST DROP OFF GIFTS

AND WALK AWAY OR TAKE

PICTURES OF THEIR POVERTY.

WE'RE INVESTING IN THEIR

COMMUNITIES AND THEIR

INDIVIDUAL FAMILIES AND

THEIR LIVES.

CBN INTERNATIONAL AND

"ORPHANS' PROMISE" ARE IN

ABOUT FIVE GYPSY CAMPS RIGHT

NOW, MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN

THE NAME OF JESUS.

WE CAN ONLY DO IT BECAUSE

YOU MAKE IT POSSIBLE WITH

YOUR GIFTS.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE PART

OF LITERALLY CHANGING A

CULTURE OF PEOPLE, YOU CAN

DO THAT.

JOIN WITH US.

GIVE YOUR GIFT BY CALLING

1-888-777-1999.

OR YOU CAN LOG ON TO

CBN.COM.

THIS IS A LITTLE FAMILY THAT

WENT AWAY.

THEY HAD A VERY MAKESHIFT

HOME.

THEY WENT AWAY AS MIGRANT

WORKERS, JUST TO EARN WHAT

LITTLE MONEY THEY COULD WHEN

THE CROPS WERE BEING

HARVESTED.

AND WHILE THEY WERE GONE,

THEIR HOME WAS TAKEN APART

BY OTHERS.

THEY WEREN'T THERE TO

SUSTAIN WHAT THEY HAD, AND

SO THEY CAME BACK TO

NOTHING.

LAST YEAR IT WAS 20° BELOW

ZERO IN UKRAINE.

HELP US HELP THEM.

I DON'T KNOW HOW THAT LITTLE

2-MONTH-OLD WOULD HAVE

SURVIVED THE WINTER, IF YOU

HADN'T ALLOWED US TO BE

THERE IN THE NAME OF JESUS.

LET US HEAR FROM YOU NOW.

YOU CAN LITERALLY CHANGE A

CULTURE.

GORDON?

Gordon: COMING UP, ONE

MAGICIAN REVEALS THE SECRET

TO HIS GREATEST TRICK,

BEATING LEUKEMIA.

Gordon: AS A MAGICIAN,

JIM MONROE WAS AN EXPERT AT

CREATING ILLUSIONS.

WHAT WAS MORE DIFFICULT FOR

HIM WAS FACING REALITY,

ESPECIALLY AFTER HE WAS

DIAGNOSED WITH A TERMINAL

DISEASE.

WHEN YOU'RE A MAGICIAN,

YOU LEARN THERE IS A WIZARD

BEHIND THE CURTAIN ALL THE

TIME.

YOU FORMULATE IN YOUR HEAD

HOW ALL OF THESE THINGS ARE

WORKING.

IT IS VERY METHODICAL AND

MAGICAL AND YOU'RE PUTTING

IT ALL TOGETHER.

IT KIND OF STRIPS THE WONDER

A LITTLE BIT, YOU KNOW.

BUT I THINK GOD KNEW THAT.

MY QUESTION FOR THE LORD

WAS, I KNOW YOU ARE WHO YOU

SAY YOU ARE, AND I BELIEVE

THAT YOU DID WALK THE EARTH,

AND I ACKNOWLEDGE YOUR

TRUTH, BUT I NEED YOU TO

MAKE THIS SO REAL TO ME THAT

I CANNOT IGNORE IT.

JUST MAKE IT REALLY REAL TO

ME.

>THIS INTENSE PAIN BEGAN IN

MY LEG.

IT BEGAN TO REALLY SWELL

UP.

AND THEY SAID I NEEDED

MEDICINE, AND THEN THE PAIN

CONTINUED TO INCREASE.

I WENT TO THE HOSPITAL AND

GOT DIAGNOSED WITHIN THE

DAY.

ACUTE LYMPHOBLASTIC LEUKEMIA

WAS THE INITIAL DIAGNOSIS.

MY WHITE BLOOD CELLS WERE

GROWING OW GROWING SO

RAPIDLY, IT WAS LIKE A BOMB

WENT OFF IN MY BODY.

THEY TOLD ME IF I DIDN'T DO

ANYTHING, I WAS GOING TO DIE

IN TWO MONTHS.

MY FIRST THOUGHTS WERE, GOD,

WHERE ARE YOU?

IT WOULD BE GREAT IF YOU

COULD COME IN HERE AND HEAL

ME, LIKE, NOW.

YOU NEED TO DO SOMETHING,

AND WRAP IT UP IN A BIG BOW

AND SEND ME OFF ON MY WAY

BECAUSE I CANNOT DO THIS.

I HAD NO IDEA WHAT I WAS IN

FOR.

THE SETUP THAT GOD WAS

GETTING READY TO DO IN MY

LIFE TO JUST BLOW ME AWAY.

IT IS BIGGER, BETTER, MORE

FABULOUS THAN ANY ILLUSION

YOU COULD EVERY SEE, MORE

POWERFUL THAN ANY MUSIC YOU

COULD EVER HEAR.

AND THEY TOLD ME THE WORST

NEWS, WHICH IS THIS IS EVEN

MORE UNIQUE OF A CANCER THAN

WE INITIALLY ANTICIPATED.

THE BAD NEWS JUST KEPT

GETTING WORSE.

IT'S CALLED PHILADELPHIA

POSITIVE AFL, AND WE CAN'T

CURE IT WITH CHEMOTHERAPY,

BUT WE'RE GOING TO GET YOU

INTO REMISSION, BUT IT WOULD

COME BACK AT 90% OF RELAPSE,

AND EITHER THE CHEMO WOULD

KILL ME OR THE CANCER WOULD

KILL ME.

THEY SAID THE ONLY WAY

AROUND THIS IS TO HAVE A

BONE MARROW TRANSPLANT TO BE

TOTALLY WELL.

YOUR ONLY CHANCE IS FINDING

SOMEONE IN THE WORLD WHO'S

D.N.A. MATCHES YOURS WELL

ENOUGH AND IS WILLING TO GO

THROUGH WITH THIS

PROCEDURE.

THEY SAID AFTER NINE MILLION

PEOPLE, THERE ARE ONLY 16

MATCHES IN THE WORLD THAT WE

KNOW OF THAT MIGHT BE ABLE

TO CURE YOU OF YOUR

DISEASE.

AND ABOUT A MONTH LATER,

THERE WAS ONE PERFECT

MATCH.

A 10 OUT OF 10 MATCH.

AND THEY SAID WE'VE

CONTACTED THIS PERSON, AND

THEY'RE WILLING TO GO

THROUGH WITH THE PROCEDURE.

AS THEY'RE PREPARING YOU FOR

THIS, THEY SAY THINGS LIKE,

IT IS REALLY COOL BECAUSE ON

APRIL 23rd, YOU'RE GOING

TO BE LIKE A BABY INSIDE THE

WOMB, AND YOU GET A BRAND

NEW BIRTHDAY.

ESSENTIALLY, YOU'RE GOING TO

BE BORN AGAIN.

THERE IS CHEMOTHERAPY TO

TREAT CANCER, AND THEN THERE

IS CHEMOTHERAPY TO DESTROY

YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM.

AND THE REASON WHY IS

THEY'RE TRYING TO GET RID OF

THE OLD MAN.

IN MY WORLD, IT MADE A LOT

OF SENSE.

THEY DESTROY YOU.

YOU JUST DON'T HAVE ANY

CONTROL.

TO GO STAND UP AND WALK OVER

TO THAT CHAIR AND SIT DOWN

TAKES ME -- REQUIRES ALL THE

ENERGY MY BODY HAS.

I DON'T HAVE ANY ENERGY.

I HAVEN'T EATEN ANYTHING AS

WELL, THE LAST FOUR OR FIVE

DAYS.

I HAVE A FEELING TODAY IS

GOING TO BE ANOTHER REALLY

BAD DAY.

THE SCRIPTURE I CLUNG TO IS

TO LIVE AS CHRIST, TO DIE IS

GAIN, PHILLIPIANS 1.

THERE IS THIS MOMENT WHERE

THEY CALL IT THE FIRST

HOUR.

THEY BROUGHT MY WIFE OUT OF

THE ROOM, AND THEY DIDN'T

TELL ME THIS, BUT THEY SAID,

YOU KNOW, THIS IS THE MOST

SENSITIVE TIME OF THIS

ENTIRE PROCESS.

IN THIS NEXT HOUR, HE IS

EITHER GOING TO ACCEPT THIS

NEW BLOOD OR REJECT IT AND

POTENTIALLY DIE.

WE JUST WANT YOU TO KNOW

THAT.

THEY DRIPPED THE NEW BLOOD,

THTHE ONE IN NINE

MILLION-MATCHED BLOOD INTO

MY BODY.

AND MY BODY RECEIVED IT.

MY BODY RECEIVED THE PERFECT

BLOOD.

I WAS RESURRECTED FROM THE

DEAD BECAUSE OF THE PERFECT

MATCH IN THE WORLD THAT WAS

ABLE TO BE SUBSTITUTED ON MY

BEHALF SO I COULD LIVE

AGAIN.

IT IS LITERALLY NO LONGER I

WHO LIVE, BUT IT IS SOMEONE

ELSE WHO LIVES ON THE INSIDE

OF ME.

AND THE LIFE I NOW LIVE, I

LIVE BY FAITH.

AND THE NEW SYSTEM, THE NEW

BLOOD, THE NEW LIFE THAT WAS

WILLINGLY SUBSTITUTED ON MY

BEHALF.

THE ONE THING I DON'T HAVE

QUESTION ABOUT IS WHO JESUS

IS, AND HOW HE WANTS TO BE

INTIMATELY INVOLVED IN OUR

LIVES.

I FEEL LIKE I'M LAZARUS.

I FEEL LIKE I'M ALIVE TODAY

BECAUSE THE GOSPEL WAS ILLS

ILLUSTRATED MOST PERFECTLY

IN MY LIFE.

Gordon: LET THE GOSPEL

BE ILLUSTRATED IN YOUR

LIFE.

YOU'VE HEARD ABOUT THE

GOSPELS, MATTHEW, MARK,

LUKE, AND JOHN.

WHAT'S YOUR GOSPEL?

WHAT'S YOUR GOOD NEWS?

WHAT HAS GOD DONE FOR YOU?

AND WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO

HAVE HIM MOVE MOUNTAINS FOR

YOU?

TO COMPLETELY REGENERATE

YOUR BLOOD?

WHAT DOES IT TAKE?

WELL, THE BIBLE IS VERY

SPECIFIC.

IT'S BY GRACE, THROUGH

FAITH.

IT'S NOT OF OURSELVES.

IT'S NOT OF WORKS, LEST

ANYONE SHOULD BOAST.

IT IS NOT HOW GOOD YOU ARE,

OR HOW MUCH YOU FASTED OUR

HOW MUCH YOU PRAYED, OR ANY

OF THAT.

IT IS ALL ABOUT HOW MUCH YOU

BELIEVE.

BECAUSE THE GRACE, WE

ALREADY KNOW IS INFINITE,

AND THE LOVE IS INFINITE.

FOR WHILE WE WERE YET

SINNERS, CHRIST DIED FOR

US.

SO WE KNOW ALL THOSE

THINGS.

AND THOSE ARE ALL WONDERFUL

FACTS.

AND ALL WE HAVE TO DO IS

BELIEVE.

DON'T THINK YOU NEED GREAT

FAITH.

ALL YOU NEED TO DO IS

UNDERSTAND SOME GREAT

FACTS.

JESUS CAME.

HE WAS PROPHESIED ON.

HE FULFILLED ALL OF THE

PROPHECIES.

HE LIVED A SINLESS LIFE.

HIS BLOOD IS UNIQUE, AND HIS

BLOOD WAS SHED FOR YOU AND

ME.

AND HE DIED ON THE CROSS FOR

YOU.

IT DOESN'T STOP THERE.

HE ROSE AGAIN, AND NOW HERE

IS THE GREAT SECRET.

THAT SAME RESURRECTION POWER

IS AVAILABLE TO YOU, AND IT

IS AVAILABLE TO ALL THOSE

WHO BELIEVE.

SO LET'S BELIEVE RIGHT NOW.

IN AN ACT OF FAITH, LAY YOUR

HAND ON THAT AREA OF THE

BODY THAT NEEDS HEALING.

WE'LL PRAY AND WE'LL

BELIEVE, AND WE'LL LET GOD

DO ALL OF THE REST.

PRAY NOW.

LORD, I JUST LIFT THE NEEDS

OF ALL THOSE WHO ARE LAYING

HANDS ON THE PART OF THE

BODY THAT NEEDS HEALING.

AND WE SAY OUT LOUD, BE

HEALED AND BE MADE WHOLE.

THERE IS A WOMAN NAMED

MARILYN, YOU'RE LAYING YOUR

HAND OR YOUR FOREHEAD, AND

YOU'VE GOT TERRIBLE MIGRAINE

HEADACHES.

GOD IS RELIEVING THAT PAIN.

IT JUST LEFT YOU AND IT IS

GONE AND YOU WILL NEVER

RETURN AGAIN.

YOU'RE HEALED, AND JUST

REJOICE IN WHAT JESUS HAS

DONE FOR YOU.

TERRY?

Terry: SOMEONE ELSE,

YOU HAVE A SWELLING IN YOUR

THROAT.

IT IS UP AND DOWN.

EVERY TIME YOU SWALLOW, JUST

TRYING TO SPEAK.

IT IS ALL VERY PAINFUL FOR

YOU.

GOD IS HEALING THAT

CONDITION FOR YOU NOW AND

RESTORING YOUR IMMUNE

SYSTEM.

Gordon: LORD, WE THANK

YOU, FOR YOU ARE THE

HEALER.

WHEN WE RECEIVE YOU, WE

RECEIVE FORGIVENESS AND WE

RECEIVE HEALING.

AND WE THANK YOU FOR IT IN

JESUS' NAME.

AMEN.

IF YOU'VE BEEN TOUCHED BY

GOD, WE WANT TO SHARE IN THE

REPORT YOU HAVE, YOUR GOOD

NEWS, YOUR GOSPEL.

SO GIVE US A CALL.

1-888-777-1999.

IF YOU NEED PRAYER, WE'RE

HERE FOR YOU.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS CALL

US.

IT IS OUR HONOR, IT IS OUR

PRIVILEGE TO PRAY FOR YOU.

WE LEAVE YOU WITH THIS WORD

FROM ROMANS: "FOR EVERYTHING

COMES FROM HIM.

EVERYTHING EXISTS BY HIS

POWER AND IS INTENDED FOR

HIS GLORY.

FOR HIM, BE GLORY EVER

MORE."

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