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700 Club Canada: March 4, 2013

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HELLO I'M BRIAN WARREN. AND I'M LAURA-LYNN TYLERTHOMPSON, WELCOME TO THESHOW.

YOU KNOW, LAURA-LYNN,THE AFTERLIFE IS ALWAYS ONEOF THOSE JUICY TOPICS.PEOPLE ALWAYS WANT TO

KNOW A LITTLE BIT ABOUTWHAT'S ON THE OTHER SIDE.YOU KNOW, AS A PASTOR, ONEOF THE THINGS THAT I HEAR

MOST OF TIME, UH, ASK IS THEYSAY AM I GOING TO BE ABLE TOSEE PAST RELATIVES THATHAVE PASSED.

YES. UM, WILL I SEE-- WHEN WE GET THERE? YEAH. AND, UH, ANOTHER

THING THAT I HEAR ABOUT THEAFTERLIFE, AND THIS ISCOMMON, UH, WILL WE COMEBACK, UH, YOU KNOW, SO IT'S

LIKE REINCARNATION, WILL ICOME BACK A BUG OR WILL ICOME BACK, YOU KNOW, ASNAP--I SURE HOPE NOT. YOU

KNOW? BUT I, YOU KNOW,THAT'S NOT WHAT THE BIBLETEACHES. NO.

THAT'S NOT NECESSARILYTHAT WAY. YEAH. AND THAT'S NOT WHAT WE,

UH, WE SHARE ABOUT JESUSCHRIST EITHER. NO. BUT WE DO HAVE AN

INCREDIBLE SHOW FOR YOUTODAY. AS WE KICK OFF ANAMAZING WEEK OF STORIESAND DISCUSSIONS ON THE

AFTERLIFE. IF YOU'VE GOT QUESTIONS,THEN STICK WITH US ALL THISWEEK. IT'S GOING TO BE VERY

INTERESTING. NOW, IN OUR FIRST STORYTODAY, YOU'LL MEET A MANWHO WAS DECLARED DEAD BY

EMERGENCY ROOM DOCTORS. IT'S AMAZING. JEFF MARKIN EXPLAINS HOWHE'S STILL ALIVE TODAY AND

WHAT EXACTLY THE DOCTORSHEARD THAT BROUGHT HIMBACK TO LIFE. OH, YOU'LL LOVE THIS

STORY. UM-HUM. ALSO A FRIGHTENING STORYFROM A MAN WHO

UNDERSTANDS HELL. RANDYHICKS GIVES A VIVIDDESCRIPTION OF WHAT HEEXPERIENCED BEFORE HE CAME

BACK TO LIFE. AND WHY HISBRIEF VISIT TURNED HIS LIFECOMPLETELY AROUND. I GOT HAIRS ON MY--MY

ARMS STARTED TO GO UP WHENWE WERE, UM-- YES, WATCHING THAT. JUST WATCHING THIS WHOLE

PROGRAM. YEAH. AND, ANDRECENTLY, WE HAD ANOPPORTUNITY TO MEET WITHCANADIANS TO HEAR THEIR

THOUGHTS ON LIFE AFTERDEATH. BUT FIRST, HOW JEFFMARKIN WENT FROM

DECLARED DEAD TODECLARING THE AMAZINGPOWER OF GOD. IT WAS THE MORNING OF

SEPTEMBER 20TH, 2006. JEFFMARKIN RECALLS HEADINGFOR WORK AS USUAL. WHAT HEDOESN'T REMEMBER IS DRIVING

HIMSELF TO THE HOSPITAL. HEHAD CALLED HIS BOSS ANDTOLD HIM HE DIDN'T FEELWELL. HIS BOSS WAS

CONCERNED AND CONVINCEDJEFF TO GO TO THE EMERGENCYROOM. SOMEHOW, JEFF MADEIT. ONCE HE GOT THERE, HE

COLLAPSED. SOMEBODY GET ASTRETCHER. DR. CHAUNCEY KRANDELL

WAS DOING ROUNDS IN THEINTENSIVE CARE UNIT THATMORNING. AN ALERT CALL CAME OVER

THE P.A. SYSTEM, UH, THATSOMEONE HAD ARRIVED AT THEHOSPITAL WITH A MASSIVEDEADLY HEART ATTACK. AND

THEN A SECOND CALL, UH,WENT OUT OVER THE P.A.SYSTEM AND SPECIFICALLYASKED FOR ME BECAUSE I WAS

THE CARDIOLOGIST ON THATDAY. WHEN I ARRIVED THERE,IT WAS LIKE A WAR ZONE. ITWAS LIKE BEING IN BATTLE. IT

WAS CHAOS. EVERYONE THEREFIGHTING TO KEEP THIS MANALIVE. THE ER STAFF WORKED ON

JEFF FOR 40 MINUTES. THEYSHOCKED HIM A DOZEN TIMES.DESPITE THEIR EFFORTS, THEREWAS NO RESPONSE. ONCE DR.

KRANDELL DECIDED THE TEAMHAD DONE EVERYTHINGPOSSIBLE, HE CALLED THE TIMEOF DEATH. WHILE A NURSE

PREPARED JEFF'S BODY FORTHE MORGUE, DR. KRANDELLUPDATED THE CHARTS. WELL, AS SOON AS MY NOTE

WAS COMPLETED, I WALKEDOUT THROUGH THE DOOR TOTHIS EMERGENCY ROOM. IHEARD THIS VOICE SAY TURN

AROUND, AND PRAY FOR THATMAN. AND I WANTED TOIGNORE THAT VOICE BECAUSE ISAID TO MYSELF HOW CAN I

PRAY FOR THAT MAN? HE'SDEAD, HE'S GONE. THERE'S NOLIFE IN HIM. SO I KEPTWALKING. AND THE VOICE

CAME BACK AGAIN AND THEVOICE SAID TURN AROUND ANDPRAY FOR THAT MAN. AND ISTOPPED AND I THOUGHT TO

MYSELF I NEED TO HONOR THELORD SO I TURNED AROUND ATTHE DOORWAY AND I WALKEDTO THE SIDE OF THE BODY AND

THE NURSE WAS ON THE OTHERSIDE OF THE BODY AND SHE'SLOOKING AT ME LIKE WHATARE YOU DOING? WHY ARE

YOU HERE? AND I STOODTHERE NEXT TO THAT CORPSEAND I OPENED MY MOUTH ANDTHESE WORDS CAME OUT,

FATHER GOD, I CRY OUT FORTHIS MAN'S SOUL. IF HE DOESNOT KNOW YOU AS HIS LORDAND SAVIOR, FATHER, RAISE

HIM FROM THE DEAD NOW INJESUS' NAME. I REMEMBER STARING ATBRIGHT LIGHTS AND THEY'RE

SWIRLING AROUND. OUT OFTHOSE, UH, BRIGHT LIGHTS, UH,CAME AN IMAGE. AND HE TOLDME THAT HE WAS THERE TO

LOOK OVER ME AND MAKESURE THAT EVERYTHING WASGOING TO BE FINE. AND THE OTHER DOCTOR

WALKED IN THE ROOM AND IPOINTED TO HIM. I SAID SHOCKTHIS MAN ONE MORE TIME.AND HE LOOKED AT ME AND HE

SAID DR. KRANDELL, WE CAN'TSHOCK HIM. HE'S DEAD.THERE'S NO LIFE IN HIM. HE'SGONE. AND I SAID FOR ME,

SHOCK HIM ONE MORE TIME.AND THAT DOCTOR, OUT OFRESPECT AND HONOR FOR MEWENT OVER TO THAT BODY

WITH THOSE DEFIBRILLATORPADDLES AND PUT HIS PADDLESON THAT PATIENT ANDSHOCKED HIM, SHOCKED JEFF.

AND IMMEDIATELY AN INSTANTHEARTBEAT CAME BACK.INSTANT PERFECT REGULARWHICH WE'D NEVER SEEN

BEFORE. AND THE NURSESCREAMED WHAT HAVE YOUDONE? AND THIS PERFECTHEARTBEAT CAME BACK. AND

THEN SUDDENLY THISABDOMEN STARTED MOVINGAND STARTED BREATHING ANDTHEN A COUPLE MOMENTS

LATER, THE FINGERS STARTEDTWITCHING. THEY IMMEDIATELY MOVEDJEFF TO THE INTENSIVE CARE

UNIT. THREE DAYS LATER, JEFFWOKE UP WITH NO EVIDENCEOF BRAIN OR ORGAN DAMAGE. ONCE I--I WOKE UP. MY

DAUGHTER JILLIAN WAS THEREAND THAT'S WHEN SHE TOLDME WHAT HAD HAPPENED. WHEN I CAME IN MONDAY

MORNING, JEFF WAS SITTING UPIN BED AND I SAID WE'RE--WHERE WERE YOU THAT DAYTHAT I PRAYED FOR YOU IN THE

EMERGENCY ROOM? AND HESAID DR. KRANDELL, I WAS INTOTAL DARKNESS. AND I WASSO DISAPPOINTED. AND I SAID,

JEFF, WHAT WERE YOUDISAPPOINTED ABOUT? HE SAIDI WAS ALONE FOR ETERNITY. HE ASKED ME AT THAT TIME

IF I WAS WILLING TO ACCEPTGOD. MY LIFE AND INTO MYHEART AND I JUST OPENED MYARMS AND ACCEPTED GOD. UH,

IT WAS JUST VERY EMOTIONALTIME AND, YOU KNOW, IREMEMBER, YOU KNOW,CRYING IN HIS ARMS.

TODAY JEFF IS BACK ATWORK AND GETS REGULARCHECKUPS WITH DR.KRANDELL. HE STILL HAS NO

HEART PROBLEMS OR RESIDUALCOMPLICATIONS FROM HISBRUSH WITH DEATH. YOU KNOW, WHAT I HAD

GONE THROUGH, UH, TO BE SOFORTUNATE AND, UM, BLESSEDIN PART BY I GUESS MY DAILYBATTLE IS WHY ME? WHY HAVE

I BEEN SO FORTUNATE, UH, TOHAVE GOD SHINE ON ME. UH, IGUESS IT'S JUST A SECONDTIME.

THIS DAY THAT I PRAYEDFOR JEFF WAS A DAY OF VERYLITTLE FAITH. IT WASN'T ONEOF MY BIG GOD DAYS. AND

WHEN I WALKED INTO THATEMERGENCY ROOM, TO TELLYOU THE TRUTH I DIDN'T WANTTO STAY AND PRAY BECAUSE I

WAS SO MUCH IN A RUSH WITHMY WORK. BUT I PRAYED AND IDIDN'T HAVE A LOT OF FAITHBACKING THAT PRAYER UP

THAT DAY. BUT THE LORDASKED ME TO DO IT SO IHONORED THE LORD ANDPRAYED. AND THAT'S ALL WE

NEED. JUST A SPARK OF FAITHLIKE THAT MUSTARD SEED.MIRACLES ARE REAL ANDTHEY'RE REAL TODAY.

(MUSIC) I'M WONDERING, WOULDYOU HAVE THAT KIND OFFAITH. IF GOD TOLD YOU GO

AND PRAY FOR THAT DEADPERSON, JUST GO AND PRAYRIGHT NOW THAT THEY WILLCOME BACK TO LIFE. WOULD

YOU HAVE THAT KIND OFFAITH? WOULD YOU BE SOAFRAID THAT GOD WOULD NOTINTERVENE THAT YOU WOULD

NOT EVEN BOTHER OR--OR TRYTO PRAY THAT PRAYER. I LOVETHIS STORY AND I LOVE WHATGOD CAN DO WHEN OUR

MUSTARD SEED OF FAITH. DOYOU REMEMBER THAT DOCTOR?HE SAID HE DIDN'T EVENREALLY HAVE FAITH THAT DAY.

HE--HE WAS ACTUALLYTHINKING ABOUT ALL THEOTHER PATIENTS HE NEEDED TOGO SEE OF THIS IS JUST A DEAD

GUY. WALKS OVER, PRAYS FORHIM, THIS MAN LIVES TO--TOTALK ABOUT IT AGAIN. IT'SAMAZING. YOU KNOW, WHAT'S

SO AMAZING ABOUT THISSTORY IS THAT THIS IS WHATGOD DOES TIME AND TIMEAGAIN. IT'S WHY BRIAN AND I

ARE HERE EVERY DAY BECAUSEWE KNOW THAT GOD IS AREDEEMING GOD AND EVERYLIFE THAT HE TOUCHES WILL BE

PROFOUNDLY CHANGED. WENEED YOU TO JOIN WITH US TOBECOME A TORCH BEARER FORTHE MESSAGE OF JESUS CHRIST.

IF YOU SEE THE POWER THATTHE MEDIA HAS TO REACH INTOHOMES, PLEASE KNOW THAT ITTAKES ALL OF US TO MAKE THIS

HAPPEN. WE NEED OURPARTNERS, WE LOVE OURPARTNERS. WHEN YOU JOINWITH US, YOU GET CDS IN THE

MAIL FROM BOTH PAT ANDGORDON ROBERTSON'SPOWERFUL TEACHINGS. WESEND YOU UPDATES AND

PRAYER CARDS SO THAT YOUCAN LET US KNOW WHAT TOPRAY FOR IN YOUR LIFE. WE'REASKING YOU TODAY TO

BELIEVE IN THIS MINISTRY, THEMINISTRY OF THE 700 CLUBCANADA AND TO PUT YOURSEAL OF APPROVAL ON US BY

BACKING US WITH YOURFINANCES. IT WON'T BREAKYOUR BANK ACCOUNT, NOT ATALL. BUT WHEN YOU

TAKE YOUR PIECE AND THENWE JOIN IT ALL TOGETHER, WEARE ABLE TO KEEP BRINGINGYOU THESE INSPIRING STORIES

OF HOPE. THE ENEMY GETSANGRY WHEN HE SEES THISSTUFF BECAUSE HE KNOWSTHAT WE ARE TAKING BACK

WHAT HE HAS STOLEN. WOULDYOU BE PART OF THIS FORCETHAT IS GOING INTO ENEMYTERRITORY. MAKE YOUR VOICE

COUNT. CALL US RIGHT NOW.WE'RE SO BLESSED BY YOURLOVE AND THE KINDNESS THATYOU SHOW FOR THE 700 CLUB

CANADA. LAURA-LYNN IS SO RIGHT.YOU KNOW, WHEN I--WHEN ILOOK AT WHAT WE'RE DOING

HERE AND ALSO, YOU KNOW,THIS TESTIMONY JEFF MARKIN,I MEAN, IT JUST BLOWS MYMIND BECAUSE, YOU KNOW,

THOSE ARE THE KIND OFDOCTORS THAT YOU REALLYWANT ON YOUR SIDE. YEAH.

ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU'REIN A TRENCH. AND I'D LIKE TOGET SOMETHING INTO YOURHANDS. IT'S AT NO COST AT

ALL MUCH BUT JUST ASK FORTHIS PARTICULAR, UH,PAMPHLET CALLEDINTERCESSION. AND, UH, I

REALLY BELIEVE IT'S GOING TOHELP YOU ALSO PREPAREYOURSELF. THE BIBLE SAYS INROMANS 12 CHAPTER 1, IT SAYS

BE NO LONGER CONFORMED TOTHE PATTERN OF THIS WORLD,BUT BE YE TRANSFORMED BYTHE RENEWING OF YOUR MIND

THAT YOU WILL KNOWEXACTLY WHAT TO DO. NOWTHAT'S THE BRIANPARAPHRASE AT THE END OF

THAT. IN EVERY SITUATION.I'M GOING TO PRAY RIGHT NOWBECAUSE I BELIEVE THERE'S ABOLDNESS AND A PRAYER

REVIVAL THAT'S TAKING PLACEAND IT'S PART OF--PART OF OURDUTY TO JUST TELL YOUYOU'RE ON THE BALL RIGHT

NOW. FATHER, IN THE NAME OFJESUS, I PRAY THAT YOUWOULD REMOVE FEAR AND IHOLD THAT BLOOD DEED RIGHT

NOW OF THE FINISHED WORK OFTHE CROSS FOR THAT MAN ANDTHAT WOMAN THAT IS EVENNOW WONDERING IF I CAN

PRAY FOR MY LOVED ONES ANDAM I READY TO BE CALLED ON.NOW LET IT BE RELEASED INJESUS' NAME. AMEN.

AMEN. CALL US RIGHT NOW.IF YOU JUST SAID THAT PRAYERWITH BRIAN, 1-855-759-0700.PRAYER PARTNERS ARE

STANDING BY.(MUSIC) DADDY? YEAH, BUDDY?

HOW MANY NICKELS ARE INA DOLLAR? THERE ARE 20 NICKELS IN ADOLLAR.

HOW DO BIRDS FLY? DOESMILK REALLY MAKE MY BONESSTRONGER? YEAH, YEAH.

DADDY, WHEN WE DIE, WILLWE GO TO HEAVEN? DO YOU HAVE THE ANSWERTO LIFE'S BIGGEST QUESTION?

CALL THE 700 CLUB. WE'LLHELP YOU FIND ANSWERS TOTHE IMPORTANT QUESTIONSLIFE BRINGS YOUR WAY.

(MUSIC) WELCOME TO THIS HOPE TOGO. TODAY WE'RE TALKINGABOUT MEETING LIFE HEAD ON.

YOU KNOW, CAN YOU BEOBEDIENT TO GOD AND STILLFACE DIFFICULTIES IN LIFE?WELL, THE BIBLE TEACHES

THAT EVERYONE WILLEXPERIENCE TRIALS IN THISLIFE. BUT IF WE TRUST HIM,GOD WILL CARRY US THROUGH

THE DIFFICULTIES AND HE'LLALLOW US TO PILOT THROUGHTHE CHANGES. SECONDCORINTHIANS 1:8 SAYS, FOR WE

WOULD NOT, BRETHREN, HAVEYOU IGNORANT OF OURTROUBLE WHICH CAME TO USIN ASIA THAT WE WERE

PRESSED OUT OF MEASUREABOVE STRENGTH IN SO MUCHTHAT WE DESPAIRED EVEN ALIFE. NOW THE BIBLE IS FILLED

WITH STORIES OF PEOPLEDEALING WITH THE PROBLEMSOF LIFE. NOW THE PROPHETDANIEL, DO YOU REMEMBER

HIM? HE WAS IN A LION'S DEN.JOSEPH WITH THE COAT OFMANY COLORS, HE WAS CASTINTO THE PIT AND ALSO PUT IN

A PRISON. NOW THE APOSTLEPAUL WAS SHIPWRECKED,STONED, BEATEN WITH STRIPESAND THROWN TO THE WILD

BEASTS OF EPHESUS. NOWTHESE ARE GOD'S LIKE GO-TOGUYS. THE APOSTLE PETERWAS BEAT AND SENT TO

PRISON. NOW THE MAN AFTERGOD'S OWN HEART, DAVID, HEWAS ON THE RUN FROM KINGSAUL OF ISRAEL WHO WANTED

HIM DEAD AND THIS IS WHATHE WROTE. PSALMS 34:19 MANYARE THE AFFLICTIONS OF THERIGHTEOUS. COME ON, GET

THIS DOWN, BUT THE LORDDELIVERS HIM OUT OF THEMALL. NOW SOMEONE ONCE SAIDTHE ROAD TO SUCCESS IS

ALWAYS UNDERCONSTRUCTION. NOW IT SEEMSTHAT THOSE WHO SEEM TOHAVE IT HARD ALWAYS GET

MORE DONE. THE APOSTLEPAUL SAID IN FIRSTCORINTHIANS 10:13, THEREHAVE NO TEMPTATION THAT

HAS TAKEN HOLD OF USEXCEPT WHAT IS COMMON TOMAN BUT GOD IS FAITHFULWHO WILL NOT SUFFER YOU TO

BE TEMPTED ABOVE WHATYOU'RE ABLE TO BEAR ANDWITH THE TEMPTATION, THETROUBLE, HE WILL ALSO

PROVIDE THE WAY OF ESCAPE.DID YOU GET THAT? NOW GODIS NO RESPECTER OF PERSON.HE HAS NO PETS IN SPITE OF

THIS, WE SOMETIMES FEEL LIKEVICTIMS. IT SEEMS THAT WESUFFER FAR MORE THANOTHERS. BUT THIS IS SIMPLY

NOT THE CASE. THAT'S NOTWHAT THE BIBLE TEACHES.OUR HEARTS GO OUT TO THOSEWHO ARE IN DEEP RIGHT NOW,

BUT THE BIBLE HAS SOMEAMAZING TRUTHS TO SHAREABOUT DIFFICULTIES. AND WECAN LEARN ABOUT THEM AND

THUS LEARN ABOUTOURSELVES AS WELL. WHENWE DON'T HAVE MANYANSWERS AND OUR QUESTIONS

ARE OUT--THEY OUTWEIGH OURPATIENCE WITH GOD AND HISPROMISES, WELL, WE'LLUNDERSTAND IT BETTER BY

AND BY. A FEW THINGS THATGOD TEACHES US. GOD USESDIFFICULTIES IN OUR LIVESWHEN WE'RE IN TROUBLE IN

ORDER TO DIRECT US. HEDIRECTS US INTO PLACES,PERSECUTION, BUT NOTFORSAKEN. CAST DOWN BUT

NOT DESTROYED. ALWAYSBEARING ABOUT IN THE BODYTHE DYING OF THE LORD JESUSCHRIST THAT THE LIFE OF JESUS

MIGHT BE MANIFEST IN OURBODY, SECOND CORINTHIANS4:8 THROUGH 10. SO WHATTHEY DO IS NOT ONLY DIRECT

US AND LEAD US, LISTEN TOWHAT PROVERBS SAYS. THEBLOWS AND THE WOUNDSSCRUB AWAY EVIL AND

BEATINGS PURGE THEINNERMOST BEING. THEY'RENOT ONLY LEADING US, BUTTHEY'RE ALSO SHAPING US AND

REFINING US INTO WHAT GODWANTS US TO BE. DON'T RUNFROM YOUR TROUBLES, MEETTHEM HEAD ON BUT KNOW

THAT GOD WILL NEVER LEAVEYOU OR FORSAKE YOU ANDYOU WILL GET THROUGH IT.AND THAT'S YOUR HOPE TO GO.

WHAT BRIAN IS TALKINGABOUT IS SO TRUE. YOU KNOW,YOU MIGHT BE FACING THESTORM OF YOUR LIFE. YOU

FEEL LIKE A TSUNAMI HASCOME IN AND COME AGAINSTYOUR FAMILY AND YOURCHILDREN. TRUST IN THE LORD

WITH ALL YOUR HEART. DONOT LEAN ON YOUR OWNUNDERSTANDING. THIS TOOSHALL PASS, THIS SEASON WILL

PASS. AND WHEN IT DOES, YOUWILL FIND THAT YOUR GOD HASBEEN FAITHFUL TO YOU. THATHE WILL SEE YOU THROUGH.

THAT HE IS EVEN NOWORCHESTRATING THEVINDICATION AND THEOUTCOME FOR YOUR LIFE.

TRUST GOD. IT'S THE SAFESTPLACE THAT YOU CAN BE.WELL, UP NEXT, WE'RETALKING WITH ORDINARY

CANADIANS ABOUT THEAFTERLIFE. WHAT IS HOLDING YOUBACK FROM TALKING ABOUT

THE AFTERLIFE? I THINK PART OF THEREASON I DON'T FREELY TALKABOUT IT IS THAT I'M NOT

ENTIRELY CERTAIN MYSELF. I'M WORRIED IT WILL MAKEPEOPLE FEEL UNCOMFORTABLE. I KNOW IF I'VE EVER DEALT

WITH APPREHENSIONS ABOUTSHARING IT, UH, IT DEFINITELYIS THE FEAR OF REJECTION. I THINK THAT'S WHAT I'M

MOST WORRIED ABOUT ISSOMEONE DAMAGING MYREPUTATION OUT OF REJECTIONFROM ME--FROM OFFERING THE

GOSPEL TO THEM. DO YOU THINK YOUR FAITHPLAYS A ROLE? MY DESIRE TO SHARE HAS

BEEN--HAS GOTTEN GREATER,UH, EVEN THOUGH I'VE BECOMEMORE TIMID AS A PERSONBECAUSE I REALIZE THE

RAMIFICATIONS OF WHAT IHAVE TO SHARE. HOW BIG ANDHOW LARGE IT IS. MY FAITH IN GOD IS THAT

HE'S SO BIG AND SO POWERFULTHAT, UM, HE'S ABLE TO DOANYTHING. IF I'M BELIEVING, IF I'M

TRUSTING, THEN I'M LISTENINGTO THE HOLY SPIRIT. IF I'MLISTENING TO THE HOLY SPIRIT,THEN I KNOW WHEN TO TALK

ABOUT IT.(MUSIC) HOW DOES THIS TOPIC MAKEYOU FEEL?

I WOULD BE AFRAID OF NOTBEING TAKEN SERIOUSLY. AND,UM, ALSO AFRAID OF MAKINGPEOPLE FEEL, UM, LIKE I'M

JUDGING THEMAUTOMATICALLY. FROM JUSTEVEN BRINGING UP THESUBJECT.

IS THERE ANYTHING THATCOULD HELP? UH, PROBABLY AS MOREACTIVE DEVOTION LIFE.

IT'S JUST A MATTER OFRESPECTING WHAT OTHERPEOPLES' BELIEFS ARE EVEN IFYOU DON'T AGREE WITH THEM

AND JUST HAVING AWILLINGNESS TO TALK THINGSOUT AND THAT WAS HOW I WASLED TO CHRIST.

I OFTEN THINK TO MYSELFTHAT IT'S--IT'S ONLY MESTAYING IN--STANDING IN THEWAY OF ME SHARING THE

GOSPEL. I THINK I JUST REALIZEDTHAT I'M--I ACTUALLY AMJUDGING PEOPLE BEFORE I

EVEN BRING IT UP BECAUSE I'MJUDGING THEM IN THE WAYTHAT I THINK AUTOMATICALLYTHINK THAT THEY'RE NOT

INTERESTED IN TALKING ABOUTIT OR THEY'RE JUST THINK IT'SSILLY OR THEY'LL FEELJUDGED. AND I'M ACTUALLY

JUDGING THEM THAT THEYWILL FEEL THAT WAY ANDMAYBE THEY'RE TOTALLYOPEN UP TO IT. SO--

(MUSIC) YOU KNOW, THAT'S PRETTYCOOL, LAURA-LYNN. AND I--ILOVE WHAT WE'RE SEEING

HERE. BECAUSE WHEN--WHENYOU THINK ABOUT SHARINGTHE GOOD NEWS, BECAUSE IT ISSUCH GOOD NEWS, UM, IT'S

KIND OF HARD FOR ME TO SEEWHY PEOPLE WOULD NOT DOTHAT, BUT I THINK-- OF COURSE, FOR YOU BRIAN.

BECAUSE YOU'RE A PREACHER. WELL, THAT'S TRUE. BUT SOME OF THEM OUTTHERE, IT'S LIKE--FEARFUL.

AND BUT--BUT WHAT I WASGOING TO SAY IS THIS, UH,WHAT--WHAT DO YOU THINK IS--IS HOLDING MOST PEOPLE

BACK? THE--THE FEAR OFREJECTION LIKE, UH, THAT ONEFELLA SAID AND, UM, ALSO

PRIDE. YEAH. YOU KNOW? LIKE WE DON'T,UH, HERE IN CANADA, I THINK

WE'RE--WE'RE SORT OF, UH, ALITTLE BIT APATHETIC, WHERE,YOU KNOW, WE--WE RUN THE--THE LINE

SURE. AND SO WE DON'TNECESSARILY WANT TO STANDOUT OR BE A RELIGIOUS NUT.

WE WANT TO BEPOLITICALLY CORRECT. YEAH. WE WANT TO BELIEVEIN GOD THAT THERE IS A GOD.

YEAH. BUT WE DON'T NEED TOTALK ABOUT IT. YOU KNOW, I--I THINK MORE

THAN ANYTHING IT'SIGNORANCE AS WELL BECAUSEWE DON'T--WE--WE BELIEVE WEDON'T KNOW ENOUGH.

OH. AND WE DON'T HAVEENOUGH INFORMATION. RIGHT.

AND IF WE HAD MOREINFORMATION, WE'D FINDOURSELVES BEING A WHOLELOT MORE COMFORTABLE. BUT

WHATEVER IT IS, THE GOODNEWS NEEDS TO BE SHARED.HEY, UH, WE'LL BE RIGHT BACKAFTER THIS.

WHAT IF YOU KNEW HELLWAS REAL BECAUSE YOU'DSEEN IT. THE STENCH OF HELL IS THE

MOST ROTTENEST THING THATYOU COULD EVER SMELL INYOUR LIFE. BECAUSE YOU'D BEEN

THERE. I LOOKED UP AND I SAWDEATH AND I SAW HELL IN HISEYES.

HOW WOULD IT CHANGE THEWAY YOU LIVE YOUR LIFE? I WOULD SAY I'M SORRY,PLEASE FORGIVE ME. THE

REPENTANCE WAS VERYIMPORTANT. GET THE REAL STORY FROMPEOPLE WHO HAVE

EXPERIENCED LIFE BEYONDTHE GRAVE.(MUSIC) WELCOME BACK. UP NEXT, A

FORMER DRUG DEALER ADDICTAND FELON RANDY HICKS GETSTO ADD HELL SURVIVOR TO THELIST.

I GOT HIGH WHEN I WAS 8YEARS OLD. UH, TWO OF MYBROTHERS HAD GOT ME OUT INTHE GARAGE SMOKING A BOMB.

THAT WAS THE FIRST TIME IEVER USED MARIJUANA. I'LLNEVER FORGET IT, I LOVED IT. RANDY HICKS GREW UP ONE

OF NINE CHILDREN IN RURALILLINOIS WITH A LITTLEPARENTAL SUPERVISION. MY FATHER WAS AN

ALCOHOLIC. HE RANMOONSHINE. MOM HELD ITTOGETHER. MY MOTHER, UH,WAS A FIRM BELIEVER IN JESUS

CHRIST. AND SHE WAS APRAYING MOM. RANDY'S BROTHERS HID THEGOODS IN THE GARDEN OUT

BACK, IN THEIR SCHOOLBAGSOR EVEN UNDER THEMATTRESS. ONE TIME I FOUND SOME

WHITE POWDER IN THERE, ITWAS COCAINE. I DIDN'T KNOWWHAT IT WAS AND I TOUCHEDIT AND IT HAD NUMBED MY LIPS

AND I WAS LIKE WOW, THAT'SSOME STRANGE STUFF. THENONE DAY I JUST HAPPENED TOWATCH MY BROTHERS SNIFF IT

AND I SNIFFED SOME TOO. ANDTHE TIME I GOT TO HIGHSCHOOL, I WAS A FRESH MAN,YOU KNOW, PEOPLE--PEOPLE

WERE SELLING IT TO MAKEMONEY. TIME I WAS A SENIORIN HIGH SCHOOL, I WASSELLING BIG TIME.

AFTER GRADUATION, RANDYJOINED THE MILITARY. I ENDED UP BEING A TANKER,AN ARMOR CREWMAN, AND

THEY SENT ME TO FORT IRWIN,CALIFORNIA. WELL, UP THERE,CRYSTAL METH WAS BIG.WELL, WHEN I GOT UP THERE, I

GOT HOOKED UP WITH THEWRONG PEOPLE. I STARTEDDRINKING HEAVIER AND THEN IREALLY STARTED GOING ON A

BINGE WITH CRYSTAL METH.OH MY GOD, I WAS SOADDICTED, IT WAS LIKE ICOULDN'T LIVE WITHOUT IT. I

BREATHED IT FROM THE TIME IGOT UP IN THE MORNING TOTHE TIME I WENT TO BED. I--ISTARTED SELLING STUFF TO

GET IT. AND THEY SENT ME TOREHAB. AND EVENTUALLY,THEY--THEY RELEASED MEFROM THE MILITARY. IT

BOTHERED ME. I WAS LIKE,MAN, I HAD THIS GREATOPPORTUNITY TO TURN MY LIFEAROUND. WHY DID I GET--GO

BACK TO DOING THE DRUGS? BUT IT ONLY GOT WORSE.RANDY SPENT A YEAR IN JAILFOR ROBBING A GAS STATION.

HE WAS SO HIGH, HE DOESN'TEVEN REMEMBER HOLDING AGUN TO THE CLERK'S HEAD.WHEN HE GOT OUT OF JAIL, HE

OVERDOSED. HE WAS ONLY 27. THEY WENT AHEAD ANDPULLED A WHITE SHEET UP ONME BECAUSE THEY SAID I WAS

GOING TO DIE. THEY CALLEDMY FAMILY AND WHEN I WOKEUP, IT WAS THE MOSTFRIGHTENING MOMENT

BECAUSE I LOOKED DOWN ANDI'M LOOKING AT A WHITESHEET. DOCTORS DISCOVERED

RANDY WAS STILL ALIVE.AFTER RUNNING NUMEROUSTESTS, HE WAS RELEASED. BUTEVEN THAT NEAR-DEATH

EXPERIENCE WASN'T ENOUGHTO SCARE RANDY STRAIGHT.RANDY MARRIED BUT THEALCOHOL AND DRUG USE

CONTINUED, EVENTUALLYDESTROYING THERELATIONSHIP. IN 1997,RANDY'S WIFE LEFT HIM WITH

THEIR TWO YOUNG CHILDREN. AND I WAS SMOKING WEEDAND I STILL DID A LITTLE COKE.NOT LIKE I USED TO, BUT I WAS

STILL DOING IT, YES. THEMOMENT THAT CHANGED THAT,ALL OF A SUDDEN MY BODYCOLLAPSED TO THE GROUND. I

FELT SOMETHING PHYSICALLYDRAGGING ME OUT OF MYBODY. AND I MEAN, I LOOKEDUP AND I SAW DEATH AND I

SAW HELL IN HIS EYES. AND ITHAD THESE HUGE HORNS. IT--ITCURLED AROUND LIKE A RAMAND DEATH JUST FILLED THE

ROOM AND IT SCARED ME. ICAN PHYSICALLY FEEL MYSPIRITUAL MAN SEPARATINGFROM MY FLESH. I DIDN'T FEEL

NO PAIN, BUT I FELT ITLEAVING, TREMBLING ANDFEAR AND IMMEDIATELY I FELLON MY FACE AND I CRIED OUT

JESUS, I SAID FORGIVE ME OFMY SINS. GOD, HELP ME WITHMY ADDICTIONS. TAKE IT ALLAWAY. JUST DON'T LET ME GO

TO HELL, PLEASE. I WASBEGGING, I WAS CRYING. I DIDEVERYTHING I KNEW AND ASSOON AS I LOOKED AT THE

DOOR, MY DOOR OPENED AND ISAW THIS LONG, WHITE,GLOWING ROBE WHITE. THEREIS JUST NO WHITE IN THIS

WORLD YOU CAN DESCRIBE IT.I KNEW WITHOUT A DOUBTTHAT THE MOMENT I CRIED OUTFOR JESUS THAT GOD HAD

SHOWED UP RIGHT THERE ANDSAVED ME. AT THE MOMENT ICRIED OUT FROM THATMOMENT, UH, MAN, I JUST

WANTED TO KNOW GOD. IWANTED TO KNOW JESUS, IWANTED TO KNOW THIS ONEWHO, WHEN I KNEW WITHOUT A

DOUBT I WAS GOING TO HELL,CAME FOR ME. IMMEDIATELY, RANDY'SCRAVING FOR DRUGS AND

ALCOHOL WAS REPLACED WITHA HUNGER AND THIRST FORJESUS. I TRAVEL AND SHARE WHAT

GOD BROUGHT ME FROM, WHATI WENT THROUGH, WHAT ITWILL DO TO YOU. AND HOWCHRIST IS THE ANSWER. WHEN

YOU CALL ON THAT NAMEJESUS, HE IS THERE, RIGHTTHERE. AND HE IS READY TORECEIVE YOU AND TO FORGIVE

YOU OF ALL YOUR SINS. YOU KNOW, THIS STORYREALLY, UH, GETS TO THEINSIDE. BECAUSE WHAT RANDY

WAS TALKING ABOUT AND HEWAS GIVING A VERY VIVIDDESCRIPTION OF WHAT THEBIBLE CALLS HELL. AND HIS

BODY BEING LITERALLYREMOVED AND HIS SPIRITTAKEN APART. YOU KNOW,THERE IS, THERE'S, UH, A

SCRIPTURE THAT THE BIBLESAYS IN REVELATION. AND ITSAYS IN THE NINTH CHAPTER INTHE 11TH VERSE, AND THEY HAD

AS KING OVER THEM THEANGEL OF THE BOTTOMLESS PITWHO'S NAME IN HEBREW IS(FOREIGN WORD) BUT IN GREEK

HIS NAME IS APOLLYON. THIS ISLIKE ONE OF THE MOST FIERCE,GRUESOME CREATURES THATYOU'VE EVER SEEN. THIS

WHOLE WEEK WE'RE TALKINGABOUT LIFE BEYOND THEGRAVE AND, UH, IF YOUHAVEN'T SEEN THIS, YOU NEED

TO GET A COPY OF THIS. UM,FOR YOUR PARTNERSHIP, WEWOULD LOVE TO SEND THISOUT TO YOU. I CAN'T SAY THAT

I'M GOING TO GIVE THIS AWAYTO YOU, BUT IF YOU WOULDREQUEST THIS, THIS WOULD BEA VERY GREAT TOOL FOR NOT

ONLY YOURSELF BUT ALSO FORYOUR NEIGHBORS. BUT THISPARTICULAR BOTTOMLESS PIT,UH, APOLLYON, UH, THAT ONE

ANGEL ONE DAY WITH ONECHAIN WILL COME OUT ANDCHAIN SATAN AND LOCK HIMUP FOR OVER A THOUSAND

YEARS. NOW A LOT OF TIMES INTHIS GENERATION, WE'VE BEENSO USED TO STEPHEN KING ANDALL THE NOVELS THAT WE

DON'T UNDERSTAND. BUTWHAT RANDY WAS TALKINGABOUT HERE, IS HE SAID DONOT TAKE YOUR TIME ON THIS

EARTH FOR GRANTED. TODAYYOU NEED TO CRY OUT TO GODAND SAY, GOD, I DON'T WANTTO BE IN THAT PIT. SAVE MY

SOUL. HMM, AND, YOU KNOW, UH,BRIAN AS YOU WERE JUSTSAYING THAT, I WAS THINKING

ABOUT THAT PERSON ANDYOU'RE, YOU'RE, UH, SITTING INYOUR LIVING ROOM RIGHT NOWAND YOU KNOW THAT YOU'RE

TAKING EVERYTHING FORGRANTED. YOU ARE RUSHINGHEAD LONG DOWN PATHS THATYOU KNOW ARE--ARE HEADED

FOR DESTRUCTION AND YOU'RENOT THINKING ABOUT IT,YOU'RE JUST GIVING YOURSELFTO IT AND YOU'RE THINKING

EAT, DRINK, AND BE MERRY.THE PROBLEM IS ONE DAY WEDO FACE A JUDGMENT AND GODHAS GOT YOUR NUMBER AND

HE LOVES YOU. HE KNOWSYOU, HE KNOWS YOU BY NAME.HE'S CALLING YOU OUT TODAYAND HE'S SAYING DON'T BE

PASSIVE. DON'T JUST LET THEENEMY STEER YOU INTO A--ADESTRUCTIVE PATH WHEN GODHAS A DESTINY THAT IS SO

MAGNIFICENT, IF YOU JUSTCOULD BEGIN TO GET A VISIONFOR WHAT GOD WANTS TO DOWITH YOUR LIFE, YOU WOULD

NEVER HEAD DOWN THISDESTRUCTIVE PATH. HEY, LET'S DO SOMEBUSINESS WITH GOD. WHY

DON'T YOU JUST OPEN UP YOURHEART NOW MUCH THE BIBLESAYS WHOEVER CALLS ONTHE NAME OF THE LORD WILL

BE SAVED. YOU'VE DONE THEDRUGS, YOU'VE GONE INTO ALLTHE PROBLEMS AND ALL THESITUATIONS. BUT JUST SAY

THIS. JESUS, COME INTO MYLIFE. I'M READY IN JESUS'NAME, AMEN. IT'S THATSIMPLE.

AMEN. NOW CALL THE NUMBER ONSCREEN. MMM, WE SURE DO LOOK

FORWARD TO BEING WITH YOUALL AGAIN. UNTIL NEXT TIME,I'M LAURA-LYNN TYLERTHOMPSON.

AND I'M BRIAN WARREN.HAVE A GREAT DAY CANADA. GOD BLESS. TO CONTACT US, MAIL

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