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The 700 Club - March 6, 2013

Medical doctor and author Kara Davis shares her, "Spiritual Secrets to a Healthy Heart." Plus, overlooked as a child, Ronnie dulled the pain with substance abuse that eventually left him homeless and suicidal. Read Transcript


Lee: COMING UP, WHY ONE

TOP DOC SAYS STOPPING

AMERICA'S NUMBER ONE KILLER

TAKES MORE THAN JUST DIET

AND EXERCISE.

PLUS...

A CHILD THAT WAS BORN

THAT NOBODY CARED ABOUT,

NOBODY WANTED.

Lee: HOMELESS.

I WOULD BE COLD, VERY

COLD.

Lee: DRUNK.

I WAS TRYING TO FIT IN.

Lee: AND DRUGGED UP.

I WAS TRYING TO OVERDOSE

ON PILLS.

Lee: ONE ADDICT COMES

FACE TO FACE WITH REALITY ON

TODAY'S "700 CLUB."

YOU DON'T HAVE TO LIVE

LIKE THIS.

*

( applause

[APPLAUSE]

Pat: WELCOME TO THIS

EDITION OF "THE 700 CLUB."

BANK STOCKS, HOUSING STOCKS,

AND THE STOCK MARKET TAKING

RECORD HIGHS.

IT IS NOT ADJUSTED FOR

INFLATION, BUT,

NEVERTHELESS, EVERYBODY IS

CHEERING.

THE DOW JONES CROSSED THE

MYTHICAL THRESHOLD.

ARE WE IN THE MIDDLE OF A

BULL MARKET, OR IS IT GOING

TO STOP SHORT?

WE'LL HAVE TO FIND OUT, BUT

SO FAR THE ANSWER IS IT IS

GOING TO KEEP GOING HIGHER.

Kristi: ABSOLUTELY,

PAT.

IN FACT, THAT IS GOOD NEWS

FOR WALL STREET AND FOR MAIN

STREET, BUT SOME ARE ASKING

HOW LONG WILL THIS GO ON.

CHARLENE ISRAEL HAS THE

STORY.

Reporter: FROM THE

OPENING BELL, STOCKS SOARED

TUESDAY.

AND ONCE THEY STARTED GOING,

THEY DIDN'T STOP UNTIL ALL

PREVIOUS RECORDS WERE

BROKEN.

IN THAT SENSE, IT IS A

MILESTONE.

Reporter: THE DOW

PASSED ITS PREVIOUS HIGH OF

JUST UNDER 14,200.

SET IN OCTOBER OF 2007.

IT ALSO DOUBLED ITS RECORD

LOW, SET ALMOST EXACTLY FOUR

YEARS AGO, GAINING 118%

SINCE THEN.

I LOVE THE BUZZ THAT THIS

HAS CREATED.

THIS IS TELLING THE MAIN

STREET INVESTORS SOMETHING I

HAVE BEEN TRYING TO EXPLAIN

FOR OVER A YEAR, THAT THE

STOCK MARKET IS A PLACE YOU

NEED TO HAVE YOUR MONEY.

Reporter: ANALYSTS SAY

THE SURGE WAS BROUGHT ON BY

A NUMBER OF FACTORS, FROM

SPENDING ABROAD AND CONSUMER

CONFIDENCE HERE AT HOME, TO

LOW INTEREST RATES AND THE

RECOVERING HOUSING MARKET.

WHILE THE REBOUNDING STOCKS

ARE A POSITIVE SIGN FOR THE

ECONOMY, MANY WONDER IF IT

CAN LAST.

FINANCIAL EXPERTS POINT TO

SEVERAL SIGNS THAT IT CAN:

THE ECONOMY CONTINUES TO

SLOWLY GROW, BUSINESSES ARE

MAKING MONEY, INTEREST RATES

AND INFLATION ARE STILL VERY

LOW, AND THERE IS STILL A

GREAT DEAL OF MONEY ON THE

SIDELINES THAT HAVE NOT GONE

BACK INTO THE STOCK MARKET

YET.

BUT SOME ANALYSTS SAY THE

STOCK MARKET ISN'T

COMPLETELY OUT OF THE WOODS

YET.

YOU DON'T SEE THE

CHAMPAGNE BOTTLES AND THE

CONFETTI BECAUSE THERE IS

STILL A VERY, VERY BIG

DISCONNECT BETWEEN WHAT THE

ECONOMY IS TELLING US AND

THE MARKET IS TELLING US.

Reporter: BUT THEY HOPE

THIS IS THE START OF FURTHER

ECONOMIC RECOVERY, FOR NOW,

THEY BELIEVE THE MARKET WILL

CONTINUE TO SOAR.

Pat: IT IS IRRATIONAL,

BUT WHOEVER SAID THE STOCK

MARKET WAS RACIAL.

NEVERTHELESS, THERE ARE A

COUPLE OF FACTORS CHARLENE

MENTIONED.

THERE IS ABOUT $1.8 TRILLION

TO $2 TRILLION DOMESTICALLY

ON THE SIDELINES, AND

CORPORATIONS HAVE A GREAT

DEAL MORE THAN THAT

OVERSEAS.

THAT HAS GOT TO HAVE SOME

PLACE TO GO.

THE INTEREST RATES THE FED

HAS PUSHED DOWN TO SUCH A

LOW EXTENT, YOU CAN'T MAKE

ANY MONEY WHATSOEVER PUTTING

YOUR MONEY IN BONDS.

YOU JUST CAN'T DO IT.

YOU'RE GOING TO LOSE MONEY

FROM TAXES.

WHERE DO YOU GO?

YOU GO TO STOCKS.

THAT'S WHY SO MUCH MONEY HAS

COME INTO STOCKS.

IT IS AMAZING, THE RUN-UP IN

HOUSING.

IT LOOKS LIKE HOUSING IS ON

THE RISE, AND THE

CAR-MAKERS, FORD, IS UP.

THE CAR-MAKERS ARE DOING

VERY WELL.

EVERYBODY IS DOING WELL.

WHO KNOWS?

SO WE HAVE A RESIDENT GURU

THAT TELLS ME THAT 20,000 ON

THE DOW IS NOT TOO MUCH TO

THINK ABOUT.

BUT WE'LL SEE.

I HAVE NO CLUE.

WELL, STOCKS ARE GOING UP ON

WALL STREET, AND THE SNOW IS

COMING DOWN IN WASHINGTON.

LEE WEBB HAS THAT STORY FROM

THE CBN NEWS ROOM.

HERE IS LEE.

Lee: PAT, THE HEAVIEST

SNOWFALL IN THREE YEARS IS

OVERTAKING THE NATION'S

CAPITAL.

BUT EVEN BEFORE THE STORM

SWEPT IN, IT WAS CAUSING BIGñ

PROBLEMS WITH SCHOOL ANDñ

WORK SCHEDULES, ALONG WITH

TRAVEL IN AND OUT OF THATñ

BUSY TOWN.

JOHN JESSUP REPORTS FROM

WASHINGTON.

Reporter: AS IT MADE

ITS WAY ACROSS THE NATION'S

MID SECTION, THE STORM

DUMPED NEARLY A FOOT OF SNOW

IN CHICAGO, CANCELLING 900

FLIGHTS AT O'HARE ALONE.

HUNDREDS MORE CANCELLATIONS

ARE EXPECTED TODAY IN

AIRPORTS ALONG THE WEATHER

SYSTEM'S PATH.

HOURS BEFORE THE STORM HIT

WASHINGTON, CREWS PREPARED

THE ROADWAYS FOR POTENTIALLY

HAZARDOUS DRIVING

CONDITIONS.

WE'RE GOING TO WORK AS

HARD AS WE CAN.

Reporter: THEY WANT TO

AVOID SCENES LIKE THIS IN

WISCONSIN, WHERE A TRUCK

PLUNGED OFF AN ICY BRIDGE,

KILLING THE DRIVER.

THE STORM HAS BEEN DUBBED

"THE SNOWQUESTER" AND PEOPLE

IN THE STORM'S PATH WEREN'T

TAKING ANY CHANCES, STOCKING

UP ON EVERYTHING THEY NEEDED

BEFORE THE STORM HIT.

WHAT WE HAD HERE THIS

MORNING, ALL SOLD IN THE

FIRST FEW HOURS, AND WE WENT

BACK TO GET MORE.

BREAD.

CHECK.

TOILET PAPER?

CHECK.

WATER?

CHECK.

Reporter: FORECASTERS

PREDICT BETWEEN SIX TO

10 INCHES OF SNOW WILL COVER

THE CAPITAL AREA BY THE TIME

THE SYSTEM MAKES ITS WAY

THROUGH.

AND AS MUCH AS 16 INCHES IN

THE NEARBY MOUNTAINS OF

WESTERN MARYLAND.

THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

CLOSED ITS OFFICES ON

TUESDAY, EXCUSING ALL

NON-EMERGENCY EMPLOYEES FOR

THE DAY.

WHILE THE WEATHER WAS CAUSE

FOR CHEERING FOR THESE FOLKS

IN INDIANA, OTHERS, ALREADY

WEARY OF WINTER, AREN'T IN

THE CELEBRATING MOOD.

THE SNOW?

I'M TIRED OF IT.

IT HAS BEEN ENOUGH.

Reporter: JOHN JESSUP,

CBN NEWS, WASHINGTON.

Lee: PAT, WE'RE GLAD TO

SEE THAT JOHN JESSUP AND THE

REST OF OUR CREW IN

WASHINGTON MADE IT TO WORK

TODAY.

Pat: AND THE SEQUESTER,

GET THE WORD TO AL GORE.

IT IS THE WARMING THAT IS

DOING ALL OF THIS.

GLOBAL WARMING IS BRINGING

ON ALL OF THE SNOWS AND

FREEZING WEATHER.

LEE?

Lee: THERE IS LITTLE

OPTIMISM THAT THE DEATH OF

HUGO CHAVEZ WILL BRING ABOUT

REAL CHANGE IN THAT

COUNTRY.

THE CONTROVERSIAL

58-YEAR-OLD LEADER DIED ON

TUESDAY, FOLLOWING A LONG

BATTLE WITH CANCER.

WHILE SOME VENEZUALANS ARE

MOURNING, OTHERR OTHERS ARE

CELEBRATING.

Reporter: HUGO CHAVEZ

SAW HIMSELF AS A CHAMPION

FOR VENEZUALA'S POOR.

HE IMAGINED THAT THE UNITED

STATES AND GEORGE W. BUSH

WERE THE CENTER OF ALL

EVIL.

YESTERDAY, THE DEVIL CAME

HERE.

RIGHT HERE.

AND IT SMELLS OF SULFUR

STILL TODAY.

Reporter: HE ALSO SAID

THAT CAPITALISM MAY HAVE

ENDED LIFE ON MARS, THAT THE

U.S. HAD A SECRET EARTHQUAKE

WEAPON, AND TWITTER WAS

TERRORISM.

BUT HUGO CHAVEZ'S LEGACY CAN

BE VIEWED AS A WASTED

OPPORTUNITY IN A NATION THAT

DESPERATELY NEEDED MORE FROM

ITS LEADER.

ONE OF THE MOST OIL-RICH

NATIONS IN THE WORLD, YOU

WOULD HARDLY KNOW IT BY

VISITING PARTS OF

VENEZUALA.

IT HAS 22% INFLATION.

AND WHILE A LOT OF THE OIL

MONEY WAS USED TO ALLEVIATE

POVERTY, A LOT OF IT WAS

USED TO FURTHER CHAVEZ'S

ANTI-AMERICAN REVOLUTION.

BUT VENEZUALA'S POOR

BELIEVED HER CARED ABOUT

IT.

HE CARED ABOUT US.

HE DID NOT GIVE ANYTHING TO

ME, BUT HE GAVE IT TO MY

PEOPLE.

Reporter: THEY ARE

HOPING THAT CHAVEZ'S DEATH

COULD MEAN FULL DEMOCRACY TO

VENEZUALA.

IT IS HARD NOT TO BE

HAPPY, EVEN WITH SOMEBODY

DEAD.

I THINK I'M HAPPY BECAUSE

THIS IS THE WINDOW OF

OPPORTUNITY.

Reporter: CHAVEZ ALSO

MADE THE HEMISPHERE MUCH

MORE DANGEROUS, BUT MAKING

IRAN AN ALLY.

HE TOLD THE NATION ON STATE

TELEVISION, THAT THE UNITED

NATIONS HAD A HAND IN

CHAVEZ'S DEATH.

VENEZUALA'S CONSTITUTION

SAYS NEW ELECTIONS FOR

PRESIDENT MUST BE HELD IN 30

DAYS.

DALE HERD, CBN NEWS.

Lee: CHAVEZ CERTAINLY

HATED THE U.S., BUT HE

DIDN'T MIND TAKING OUR

MONEY.

DIDN'T HE SELL US A BUNCH OF

OIL OUT OF THAT COUNTRY?

Pat: WELL, CITCO WAS A

VENEZUALAN SUBSIDIARY, AND

YES, HE WAS SELLING US QUITE

A BIT OF IT.

SOUR CRUDE IS WHAT THEY

PRODUCED.

DALE GOT ME IN A LOT OF

TROUBLE A FEW YEARS AGO.

HE DID A PIECE ON CHAVEZ

THAT SHOWED THE THUGGERY AND

THE MURDERS AND THE TERRIBLE

ABUSE OF POWER.

AND HE DID AN INTERVIEW WITH

SOMEBODY FROM CHAVEZ, AND HE

SAID THEY'RE TRYING TO

ASSASSINATE ME.

AND SOMEBODY JUMPED IN AND

SAID, MAYBE THEY OUGHT TO GO

AHEAD AND DO IT.

AND AT WHICH TIME THOSE WHO

MONITOR EVERYTHING I SAY TO

MAKE ME LOOK SILLY, RAN IT

ACROSS THE WORLD.

ONE OF THE ORGANIZATIONS --

I THINK MEDIA MATTERS HADN'T

GOTTEN IN THE GAME THEN.

AND THEY FED IT TO THE A.P.,

AND THEY BLASTED IT ALL OVER

THE WORLD, THAT ROBERTSON

CALLED FOR THE ASSASSINATION

OF CHAVEZ.

NOBODY ASSASSINATED HIM, BUT

CANCER BROUGHT HIM DOWN.

AND NOBODY IN THIS PART OF

THE WORLD IS MOURNING HIS

DEPARTURE.

HE TRIED TO FORM THE

REVOLUTION.

HE TRIED IN ECUADOR,

SOMEWHAT SUCCESSFUL.

HE TRIED IN BOLIVIA,

SOMEWHAT SUCCESSFUL.

HE TRIED TO GET

LATIN-AMERICA AGAINST THE

UNITED STATES.

HE COSIED UP TO AHMADINEJAD.

HE KEPT THE CUBANS

REVOLUTION GOING.

AND HE SUPPORTED THE FARAH

GUERRILLAS IN COLUMBIA.

AND HE IS GONE.

THE MAN WHO IS TAKING HIS

PLACE IS AS MUCH A HARDLINER

AS HE IS, BUT WE'LL HAVE TO

WAIT AND SEE.

I DO NOT MOURN.

Lee: AMERICANS BLAME

PRESIDENT OBAMA AND THE

DEMOCRATS NEARLY AS MUCH AS

REPUBLICANS FOR THE RECENT

BUDGET CUTS IN WASHINGTON.

PRESIDENT OBAMA REPEATEDLY

BLAMED HOUSE REPUBLICANS FOR

THE FAILURE TO REACH A

DEAL.

BUT A NEW POLL FROM REUTERS

INDICATES 38% OF AMERICANS

SAY REPUBLICANS AND

DEMOCRATS IN THE CONGRESS

AND THE PRESIDENT DESERVE

THE BLAME.

27% BLAME THE REPUBLICANS,

17% BLAME THE PRESIDENT.

AND PRESIDENT OBAMA'S

APPROVAL RATING HAS FALLEN

TO 43%, DOWN FROM 50% LESS

THAN A MONTH AGO.

THE WHITE HOUSE AND

CONGRESSIONAL REPUBLICANS

ARE QUIETLY WORKING

TOGETHER, WE'RE TOLD, TO

FIND WAYS TO LESSEN THE

IMPACT OF THE RECENT BUDGET

CUTS.

DESPITE THOSE CUTS, MANY

GOVERNMENT AGENCIES ARE

ACTUALLY HIRING.

400 JOB ADS WERE POSTED ON

THE FIRST DAY AFTER THE

CUTS.

MANY IN DEPARTMENTS THAT ARE

CONSIDERING FURLOUGHS.

NEARLY A QUARTER WERE IN

MEDICAL OR PUBLIC HEALTH

FIELDS.

67 WERE IN MANAGEMENT OR

CLERICAL SERVICES, AND

ANOTHER 21 WERE IN

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY.

A NEW GOVERNMENT REPORT SAYS

THE U.S. SPENT TOO MUCH

MONEY FOR TOO FEW RESULTS IN

IRAQ.

AMERICAN TAXPAYERS SPENT

$60 BILLION ON

RECONSTRUCTION ALONE.

THAT'S ABOUT $15 MILLION A

DAY.

OVERALL, THE U.S. HAS SPENT

AT LEAST $767 BILLION IN

IRAQ.

THE SPECIAL INSPECTOR

GENERAL FOR IRAQ

RECONSTRUCTION SAYS A GREAT

DEAL OF THAT MONEY WAS

SIMPLY WASTED.

THE "NEW YORK TIMES"

HIGHLIGHTS A KEY POINT OF

THE REPORT: THE OBAMA

ADMINISTRATION FAILED TO

NEGOTIATE A MILITARY

AGREEMENT WITH THE IRAQI

GOVERNMENT BEFORE PULLING

OUT.

BECAUSE OF THAT, PAT, THE

U.S. HAS LIMITED INFLUENCE,

DESPITE ENORMOUS SACRIFICES

THAT AMERICANS MADE TO

LIBERATE THAT COUNTRY.

Pat: LEE, IT IS A

SHAME.

PEOPLE GET MAD AT ME IF I

EVER CRITICIZE SOMEBODY WHO

IS A REPUBLICAN, BUT I'VE

GOT TO SAY THAT WAR WAS A

DISASTER.

AND IT WAS ILL-ADVISED.

GEORGE BUSH GOT US INTO IT,

AND WE ALL CHEERED, AND THE

SOLDIERS WENT OUT THERE AND

FOUGHT.

MANY WERE WOUNDED.

MANY WERE TERRIBLY

DISFIGURED BY I.U.D.s, AND

SO FAR.

BUT I'LL TELL YOU, I THINK

IT WAS A WASTE OF MONEY.

WHAT HAVE WE GOT OUT OF IT?

WE'VE SPENT A TRILLION

DOLLARS OR MORE, RUN UP THIS

HUGE DEBT, AND WHAT DO WE

HAVE?

WE'VE GOT AN INSURGENT

INSURGENCY IN AF

AFGHANISTAN.

WE'VE GOT SHIITE AND SUNNIS

AT EACH OTHER'S BACK.

YET IN KIRKUT, THEY'RE FAT

AND HAPPY AND PRODUCING

OIL.

IRAQ HAS OIL, AND IF ANYBODY

WOULD GET IT OUT -- BUT IT

IS STILL SUBJECT TO

VANDALISM BY INSURGENT

GROUPS AND MILITANT

JIHADIS.

NEVERTHELESS, I SHAKE MY

HEAD.

WE SHOULD NEVER HAVE DONE

IT.

WE SHOULD NEVER HAVE DONE

IT.

AND WE HAD AN OPPORTUNITY --

IT WAS BROUGHT TO THE WHITE

HOUSE.

AND A GUY NAMED TONY LAKE,

ADVISOR TO THE PRESIDENT,

SAID NO, WE CAN'T DO IT.

BUT A GROUP OF IRAQIS HAD

OFFERED TO SURROUND SADDAM

HUSSEIN IN A PLACE WHERE

THEY KNEW HE WAS GOING, AND

ELIMINATE HIM.

AND HAD THEY DONE THAT, WE

WOULDN'T HAVE HAD TO FIGHT

THAT AWFUL WAR.

BUT THE WHITE HOUSE SAID,

NO, DON'T DO IT.

SO WE LOST AN OPPORTUNITY,

AND WE HAD TO GO TO WAR AT

AN ENORMOUS COST OF

MANPOWER, COST OF TREASURE,

COST OF THE HEALTH OF OUR

NATION.

FOR WHAT?

WELL, THE JURY IS STILL OUT,

BUT IT DOESN'T LOOK GOOD.

LEE?

Lee: HEALTH OFFICIALS

REPORT AN ALARMING INCREASE

IN DANGEROUS SUPER BUGS IN

U.S. HOSPITALS.

THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE

CONTROL REPORT NEARLY 200

U.S. HOSPITALS SAW ONE CASE

IN THE FIRST HALF OF LAST

YEAR.

SUPER BUGS ARE EXTREMELY

RESISTANT TO ANTIBIOTICS.

HEALTH OFFICIALS CALL THEM

NIGHTMARE BACTERIA.

THEY'VE BEEN SEEN IN 42

STATES, AND THREATEN TO

SPREAD THEIR RESISTANCE TO

OTHER BACTERIA.

THE C.D.C. DIRECTOR SAYS

THERE IS ONLY A LIMITED

AMOUNT OF TIME TO STOP THE

BACTERIA FROM SPREADING.

PAT?

Pat: IT IS A

FRIGHTENING REPORT.

IF YOU CAN POSSIBLY AVOID

IT, STAY OUT OF HOSPITALS.

IT USED TO BE HOSPITAL STAFF

WAS THE THING WE WORRIED

ABOUT, BUT IT IS FAR, FAR

WORSE THAN THAT.

AND THESE INFECTIONS ARE

THERE, AND HOSPITALS NEED TO

USE SUPER HUMAN MEANS TO

CONTROL THE SPREAD OF THESE

BACTERIA.

BUT NOW WE'RE TALKING ABOUT

SUPER BACTERIA THAT IS

TOTALLY RESISTANT TO

ANTIBIOTICS.

SO STAY OUT OF HOSPITALS, IF

POSSIBLE.

Kristi: WELL, PAT,

COMING UP -- ARE YOU A BIRD

PERSON?

DO YOU ENJOY WATCHING

BIRDS?

Pat: WE HAVE BIRDS

HERE.

MY WIFE IS INTO BIRD FEED,

AND SO WE HAVE BIRDS IN THE

BACK OF OUR HOUSE.

WE HAVE YELLOW FINCHES AND

BLUE BIRDS AND ROBINS.

I LIKE BIRDS.

Kristi: THERE IS A

PLACE I WANT TO SHOW YOU

ABOUT AND TELL YOU ABOUT

THAT IS A BIRD-WATCHERS

PARADISE, AND TOURISTS ARE

FLOCKING TO IT IN DROVES.

WE'RE GOING TO SHOW YOU

WHERE THIS PLACE IS AND WHY

IT HAS BECOME A PHENOMENON.

AND LATER ON "THE 700 CLUB,"

THE HEALTHY HEART SECRETS

YOU'VE NEVER HEARD ABOUT

UNTIL NOW.

DON'T GO AWAY.

*

Pat: THE BIBLE IS

INTERESTING WHEN IT TALKS

ABOUT WAR AND GOD SUMMONING

THE BIRDS TO EAT THE FLESH

OF CAPTAINS.

YOU READ IT IN THE BIBLE,

AND IT IS ALL THERE, THESE

BLOODY WARS.

THERE WAS A LITTLE TRACK

THAT I GOT IN MY POSSESSION

THAT SAID THAT THE BUS

BUZZARDS ARE COMING BACK TO

ARMAGEDDON, THE VALLEY OF

GETO, AND THEY ARE ALL READY

FOR THIS EPIC BATTLE.

AND SO I'M DRIVING DOWN

THROUGH THE JEZRIAL VALLEY,

AND I LOOK DOWN, AND I

THOUGHT, WHERE ARE THE

BUZZARDS.

IT HAD TO BE TRUE BECAUSE IT

CAME OUT OF TEXAS.

HERE IS THIS TRACT, AND I'M

LOOKING FOR BUZZARDS.

AND I DIDN'T SEE ANY

BUZZARDS.

FINALLY, I WAS GOING UP ONTO

THE GOLLIAN HEIGHTS, AND I

SAID TO MY DRIVER, IS THAT A

BUZZARD?

AND HE SAID, NO, THAT'S A

STORK.

BUT THIS PERSON CONFIDENTLY

WROTE A TRACK THAT SAID,

BIBLE PROPHECY IS BEING

FULFILLED, AND THE BUZZARDS

ARE COMING BACK TO THE

VALLEY OF GETO.

PURE BOLOGNA.

BUT SOMETHING IS HAPPENING

IN ISRAEL THAT DOESN'T HAVE

TO DO WITH BUS SARDS ARE

BUZZARDS.

IT IS ONE OF THE GREAT

NATURAL WONDERS.

ABOUT A HALF BILLION

BIRDS -- NOT BUZZARDS --

JUST GOOD OLD BIRDS, MIGRATE

THROUGH THE NATION OF ISRAEL

TWICE A YEAR.

BECAUSE IT LIES THROUGH ONE

OF THE WORLDS MAJOR

MIGRATION ROUNDS, AND CHRIS

MITCHELL HAS THIS REMARKABLE

STORY, WHICH DOESN'T HAVE TO

DO WITH PROPHECY AND BIRDS

EATING CAPTAIN'S FLESH.

Reporter: THE HULA

VALLEY HOSTS MILLIONS OF

BIRDS AND THOUSANDS OF

VISITORS EACH YEAR.

THIS IS ONE OF THE

RICHEST SITES IN THE WORLD

FOR BIRD-WATCHING.

ISRAEL SORT OF IS A

JUNCTION BETWEEN THREE

CONTINENTS, AND BIRDS THAT

ARE ESSENTIALLY TRYING TO

AVOID HIGH MOUNTAINS, THEY

GO THROUGH VERY SPECIFIC

HIGHWAYS.

SOME OF THE BIRDS FLY

2,000 TO 5,000 MILES FOR

THREE DAYS WITHOUT A MEAL.

FOR MANY, ISRAEL IS THE

HALFWAY POINT.

THIS IS THE HULA VALLEY, A

STRETCH FROM SYRIA TO

MOZAMBIQUE.

THE BIBLE MENTIONS THE BIRD

MIGRATION AS PART OF A

METAPHOR.

EVEN THE STORK IN THE SKY

KNOWS THE SEASONS, AND THE

TURTLE DOVE AND THE SWIFT

AND THE THRUSH OBSERVE THE

TIME OF THEIR MIGRATION.

SOME 400 SPECIES OF BIRDS

STOP PHO FOR REFUELING, AND

A FRACTION EVEN WINTERS

HERE, INCLUDING 30,000 TO

50,000 CRANES.

IN FACT, IT IS NOT JUST

NOISE.

EXPERTS SAY CRANE PARENTS

AND CHICKS CAN ACTUALLY

RECOGNIZE EACH OTHER'S

VOICES.

20 YEARS AGO, THERE WERE

HARDLY ANY CRANES HERE

BECAUSE THE NATURAL SWAMPS

WOULD DRAIN FOR FARMLAND.

THE GROUND DIDN'T WORK FOR

AGRICULTURE, HOWEVER, SO

EXPERTS RESTORED PART OF THE

LAKE.

THE ANSWER WAS,

ESSENTIALLY, TO GIVE IT BACK

TO NATURE.

SO THE PROJECT HAS GONE SORT

OF IN A CIRCLE.

AND WE'RE BACK TO TRYING TO

RENOVATE, TRYING TO SORT OF

REPRODUCE WHAT EXISTED HERE

IN THE PAST.

Reporter: THAT AND A

SPECIAL FEEDING PROJECT

BROUGHT THE CRANES BACK,

ALONG WITH THE VISITORS.

THIS IS A WONDERFUL

OPPORTUNITY FOR US TO

EDUCATE PEOPLE ABOUT BIRDS,

ABOUT NATURE.

I THINK THAT YOU DON'T NEED

TO BE A BIRD-LOVER WHEN UR

ARYOU ARE COMING HERE, BUT

YOU ARE DEFINITELY A

BIRD-LOVER WHEN YOU ARE

GOING OUT OF THIS SITE.

Reporter: VISITORS TO

THE RESERVE CAN RIDE THE

SAFARI WAGON INTO THE MIDST

OF THE CRANES.

GUIDES SAY THERE IS NO PLACE

ELSE IN THE WORLD TO SEE SO

MANY CRANES IN SUCH A SMALL

AREA.

AND BIRD-WATCHERS COME FROM

ALL OVER TO SEE THE

PHENOMENON.

I DON'T CARE IF YOU LIKE

BIRDS.

YOU HAVE TO COME HERE AND

EXPERIENCE THIS TO SEE

THOUSANDS AND THOUSANDS AND

THOUSANDS OF CRANES.

IF YOU'RE A BIRDER, I

DON'T THINK YOU COULD FIND A

BETTER PLACE TO COME TO SEE

THE VARIETY OF SPECIES, AS

WELL AS THE ATMOSPHERE AND

THE BEAUTY OF THE PLACE,

WHICH IS UNRIVALLED FROM ANY

PLACE IN THE WORLD.

Reporter: FOR NOW,

THESE CRANES ARE GETTING

READY FOR THE LONG FLIGHT TO

RUSSIA OR FINLAND FOR THE

SUMMER.

BUT THEY'LL BE BACK NEXT

YEAR, ALONE WITH THE

BIRD-LOVERS.

CHRIS MITCHELL, AGAMAN,

HULA.

Pat: WHAT A LOVELY

THING.

TO THINK THAT GOD HAS PLACED

INTO THOSE BIRDS A COMPASS,

WHERE THEY CAN WORK OFF THE

MAGNETIC FIELDS OF THE

EARTH, AND KNOW WHEN IT IS

TIME TO MIGRATE.

IT IS AMAZING.

Kristi: IT IS

EXTRAORDINARY.

I LOVE WATCHING THE BIRDS

AND HOW THEY ALL FLY

TOGETHER.

Pat: DO YOU LIKE

BIRDS?

OF COURSE I LIKE BIRDS.

Pat: DO YOU HAVE A BIRD

FEEDER?

I DON'T.

Pat: WHY DON'T YOU GET

ONE --

Kristi: I WILL.

BECAUSE THAT'S THE BEST

THING IN THE WHOLE WIDE

WORLD, TO HEAR THE BIRDS.

Pat: ANYWAY, WE'RE ALL

FANS OF BIRDS.

Kristi: WE ARE.

COMING UP NEXT, WE HAVE AN

AMAZING STORY.

A MAN, A HOMELESS CRACK

ADDICT, WHO SOUGHT SHELTER

WHEREVER HE COULD FIND IT.

IT IS SOMETHING THAT

SOMEBODY COULD USE TO WARM

UP.

AND IT DIDN'T HAVE ANY STUFF

ON IT, LIKE FECES OR URINE.

YOU COULD PROBABLY WRAP

SOMETHING UP IF YOU FIND

SOMETHING.

IN THE SUMMERTIME, IT WAS

INFESTED BY MOSQUITOS.

Kristi: THE MIRACLE

THAT FREED THIS MAN FROM

YEARS OF ADDICTION IN AN

INSTANT, AFTER THIS.

Pat: CRACK COCAINE,

YOU'VE HEARD ABOUT IT.

DEADLY.

IT STRIPPED RONNIE WILLIAMS

OF EVERYTHING.

THIS FATHER OF THREE WANTED

TO COME CLEAN.

INSTEAD, HE WOUND UP ON THE

STREETS.

FILTHY, HOMELESS, AND

LOOKING FOR HIS NEXT FIX.

A LOT OF TIMES I WAS

SCARED.

YOU KNOW, I WAS SCARED OF

SOMEBODY COMING IN, CATCHING

ME.

OR SCARED OF SNAKES.

SOMETIMES IN THE WINTERTIME,

I WOULD BE COLD, VERY COLD.

WHATEVER WAS IN THE HOUSE

THAT SOMEBODY COULD USE TO

WARM UP WITH, IF IT DEPUTY

DIDN'T HAVE ANY STUFF ON IT,

LIKE FECES OR URINE.

YOU PROBABLY COULD WRAP UP

IN SOMETHING, IF YOU FOUND

SOMETHING.

IN THE SUMMERTIME,

MOSQUITOS -- IT WAS INFESTED

BY MOSQUITOS, ATE UP BY

MOSQUITOS.

Reporter: RONNIE

WILLIAMS NEVER THOUGHT HE

WOULD END UP HOMELESS AND

ALL ALONG.

BUT THAT'S WHERE DECADES OF

DEPRESSION, HARD DRUGS, AND

ALCOHOL LED HIM.

RONNIE'S STRUGGLES STARTED

WHEN HE WAS A CHILD.

HE GREW UP IN A BIG FAMILY,

BUT NEVER GOT THE ATTENTION

HE LONGED FOR.

I BELIEVE THAT I WAS JUST

A CHILD WAS BORN THAT NOBODY

CARED ABOUT.

NOBODY WANTED.

NOBODY WANTED TO BE AROUND.

I MEAN, THERE WAS NO

FATHER-SON RELATIONSHIP.

HE DIDN'T SAY TOO MUCH

UNLESS YOU GOT INTO

TROUBLE.

MY MAMA ALWAYS SEEMED LIKE

SHE WAS MORE FAVORED TOWARDS

THE OTHER KIDS THAN ME.

Reporter: RONNIE MOVED

IN WITH HIS GRANDPARENTS,

BUT STILL WOUND UP WITH THE

WRONG CROWD.

IN HIGH SCHOOL, HE STARTED

SMOKING MARIJUANA AND

DRINKING ALCOHOL, EVEN

THOUGH HE DIDN'T LIKE THE

TASTE.

I WAS TRYING TO FIT IN

WITH THE CROWD, WITH THE

GUYS.

SO I GUESS THAT WAS THE ONLY

WAY OF BEING ACCEPTED.

Reporter: HE GOT HOOKED

ON CRACK IN COLLEGE.

THEN HE JOINED THE MILITARY,

WHERE HE TOOK HIS DRUG HABIT

A STEP FURTHER WITH CRACK

COCAINE.

HE WORKED ODD JOBS AND ENDED

UP HAVING THREE CHILDREN.

AS MUCH AS RONNIE WANTED TO

COME CLEAN AND BE A

RESPONSIBLE FATHER, HE

ADDICTIONS DOMINATED HIS

LIFE.

IT GOT SO BAD THAT HE TRIED

TO KILL HIMSELF SEVERAL

TIMES.

ONE SUICIDE ATTEMPT STANDS

OUT.

I WAS ON A BINGE FOR

PROBABLY ABOUT A WEEK OF

DRINKING AND USING DRUGS

STRAIGHT.

I HADN'T EATEN ANY FOOD.

I'M A FATHER OF THREE KIDS,

AND I GUESS I WAS DEPRESSED

BECAUSE I WASN'T BEING THE

FATHER FOR THEM AS I LOOKED

FORWARD TO MY FATHER BEING

THE FATHER TO ME.

IT SEEMED LIKE I WASN'T EVER

GOING TO COME OUT OF IT.

AND I TRIED TO OVERDOSE ON

PILLS.

Reporter: HE DOUBTED HE

WOULD EVER BE ANYTHING BUT

HOMELESS, DRUNK, AND DRUGGED

UP.

BUT HE OFTEN REMEMBERED WHAT

HIS GRANDMOTHER HAD TAUGHT

HIM.

A LOT OF TIMES, MY MIND

WOULD GO BACK ON TO WHAT

WOULD SHE SAY TO ME IF SHE

HAD KNOWN I WAS IN THIS

STATE AT THIS TIME.

SHE WOULD PROBABLY SAY,

RONNIE, YOU KNOW, YOU DON'T

HAVE TO LIVE LIKE THIS.

I DIDN'T RAISE YOU TO BE

LIKE THIS.

THINK ABOUT WHAT I TOLD YOU

FROM A CHILD GROWING UP.

GET UP, DUST YOURSELF OFF.

FIND GOD.

Reporter: HE HAD ASKED

GOD FOR HELP THROUGH THE

YEARS, AND HAD EVEN GONE TO

REHAB, BUT HE HAD NEVER BEEN

WILLING TO REALLY GIVE UP

HIS LIFESTYLE, BUT THEN HIS

FATHER DIED.

I DIDN'T WANT MY FATHER

TO DIE BEFORE HE SAW ME.

IT CHANGED MY LIFE.

I REMEMBER WHEN HE WAS

LAYING IN THE HOSPITAL,

RIGHT BEFORE HE PASSED, AND

I DIDN'T GET A CHANCE TO GO

UP THERE AND TALK TO HIM

BECAUSE I WAS TOO BUSY.

Reporter: RONNIE SAYS

HE FELT LIKE A FAILURE AND

HE BEAT HIMSELF UP ABOUT HIS

FOR QUITE A WHILE.

BUT FINALLY GOT TO A PLACE

OF SURRENDER.

I GOT TIRED OF LIVING ON

THE STREETS.

I GOT TIRED OF LIVING IN

ABANDONED HOUSES.

I WANTED SOMETHING BETTER IN

LIFE.

Reporter: HE SWALLOWED

HIS PRIDE AND RETURNED HIM

TO HIS MOTHER'S HOUSE.

SHE SUGGESTED HE GO BACK TO

REHAB, BUT RONNIE THAT

ANOTHER PLAN.

I SAID, NO, I'M GOING TO

GIVE IT ALL TO GOD THIS

TIME.

I RECALL WALKING TO THE

BACKYARD OF MY MOM'S HOUSE,

AND I SAID, LORD, PLEASE

HELP ME.

I'M TIRED.

AND I BEGAN TO CRY.

PROFUSELY.

IT WAS LIKE A FLOOD GATE HAD

OPENED UP.

I NOT ONLY CRIED OUT FOR HIM

JUST TO HELP ME, BUT I

WANTED HIM TO BE MY LORD AND

SAVIOR BECAUSE I KNEW HE

WOULD BE MY LORD AND SAVIOR

IF I ASKED.

AND ALL OF A SUDDEN THE WIND

STARTED TO BLOW.

A BIG GUST OF WIND BLEW, AS

IF GOD WAS ANSWERING ME AND

TELLING ME HE HEARS ME.

Reporter: RONNIE READ

THE BIBLE FOR TWO WEEKS

STRAIGHT, AND DESPITE

TEMPTATION, HE NEVER DRANK

OR TOOK DRUGS

AGAIN.

HE FOUND A CHURCH, LATER

MARRIED, AND WAS RECONCILED

WITH HIS CHILDREN.

TODAY RONNIE HAS PEACE.

HE HAS LET GO OF THE

OFFENSES FROM THE PAST, AS

WELL AS HIS OWN FAILURES,

AND HE HAS CHOSEN TO TRUST

GOD INSTEAD.

HE SHOWED ME THAT I WAS

LOVED.

AND HE SHOWED ME THAT HE WAS

THE ONE THAT LOVED ME.

HE WAS MORE CLOSER TO ME

THAN A BROTHER OR A MOTHER

OR A FATHER, THAT HE WOULD

BE THERE NO MATTER WHAT.

HE NEVER STOPPED PUTTING

EXPECTATIONS ON MYSELF.

BECAUSE HE TOLD ME IF I KEPT

PUTTING EXPECTATIONS ON

MYSELF, AND IF I DIDN'T MEET

THOSE EXPECTATIONS, THAT'S

WHERE I FAILED.

BY HIS GRACE AND HIS MERCY

IS THE REASON I'M STILL

HERE.

I OWE NOTHING TO NOBODY BUT

THE LORD.

HE TOOK ME FROM FEELING

HOPELESS TO FEELING HOPE.

TO FEELING PROUD.

TO BEING SOMEBODY.

Pat: JESUS TOLD A STORY

ABOUT THE SON OF A WELS SON

SON OF A WELL-TO-DO MAN.

WHO SAID TO HIS FATHER, GIVE

ME THE MONEY DUE IN MY

INHERITANCE.

SO THE FATHER GAVE HIM HIS

PORTION, AND THE YOUNG MAN

WENT OUT, AND JESUS SAID IT

SO SIMPLY, HE WASTED HIS

SUBSTANCE IN RIOTOUS

LIVING.

ALCOHOL, PROSTITUTES, LAVISH

PARTIES, DRUNKEN O ORGIES,

ALL OF THE REST OF IT.

AND THEN WHEN HIS MONEY WENT

OUT, NOBODY CAME TO HIM, AND

HE WAS ALONE.

AND HE HIRED HIMSELF OUT TO

ONE OF THE LOCAL LAND OWNERS

TO FEED HIS HOGS.

AND HE WAS OUT IN THE PIG

PEN WITH THOSE MUDDY

CREATURES.

AND HE WAS GIVING THEM CAROB

PODS, AND IT SAID HE WOULD

FILL HIS BELLY WITH THE

HUSKS THAT THE SWINE WOULD

EAT.

AND THEN THE BIBLE SAYS HE

CAME TO HIMSELF.

AND HE SAID, LISTEN, MY

FATHER'S HOUSE -- THINK OF

THIS, AND HERE I AM.

I WILL ARISE AND GO TO MY

FATHER.

AND RONNIE DID THE SAME

THING.

HE WAS FAR AWAY, BUT HE IS

LIVING LIKE A HOBO.

HE IS LIVING IN TRASH AND

UNBELIEVABLE SQUALOR,

FEARFUL AND DECEIVED AND

EATEN UP BY INSECTS.

HORRIBLE, HORRIBLE.

ASHAMED OF HIMSELF.

HORRIBLE!

NOW, YOU MIGHT NOT HAVE

GOTTEN THAT FAR.

BUT EVERY ONE OF US WHO IS

APART FROM OUR FATHER'S

HOUSE, WE'RE SOMEWHERE OR

ANOTHER IN A PIGSTY.

SOME PLACE OR ANOTHER THERE

IS A PIGSTY.

RONNIE HAD ONE.

YOU SAW THE PICTURES OF IT

BUT SOME WAY OR ANOTHER,

WHEN WE LEAVE THE FATHER'S

HOUSE, WE WIND UP IN A

PIGSTY.

NOW, DO YOU WANT TO BE

RESTORED TO YOUR FATHER?

DO YOU WANT TO TAKE YOUR

RIGHTFUL PLACE AS AN HEIR OF

THE KINGDOM OF GOD?

DO YOU WANT TO INHERIT WITH

JESUS CHRIST AN HEIR OF GOD,

A JOINT HEIR WITH CHRIST?

THAT'S YOUR HERITAGE.

WHY DO YOU SETTLE FOR A.

PIGSTY.

THINK ON IT.

RIGHT NOW I'M GOING TO OFFER

YOU YOUR HERITAGE: YOUR

PLACE IN YOUR FATHER'S

HOUSE.

I WANT YOU TO PRAY WITH ME.

AND IF YOU'LL ASK HIM, THE

FATHER WILL OPEN HIS ARMS

AND DRAW YOU TO HIMSELF AND

PUT A ROBE ON YOUR SHOULDER

AND A RING ON YOUR FINGER

AND SHOES ON YOUR FEET AND

SAY, YOU'RE MY SON.

YOU'RE MY DAUGHTER.

I LOVE YOU.

WHEREVER YOU ARE, I WANT YOU

TO BOW YOUR HEAD RIGHT NOW

AND I WANT YOU TO PRAY THESE

WORDS.

PRAY WITH ME.

JESUS, YOU KNOW HOW FAR I'VE

COME AWAY FROM THE FATHER'S

HOUSE.

YOU KNOW THE STAIN OF SIN.

YOU KNOW HOW ASHAMED I AM OF

WHAT I'VE DONE.

YOU KNOW THE HURTS THAT HAVE

BEEN HEAPED UPON ME.

AND NOW, LORD, I TURN TO YOU

AND I CRY OUT AND I SAY,

FATHER, FORGIVE ME.

I'M SORRY.

I WANT TO LEAVE THE PIG

PEN.

AND I WANT TO BE RESTORED TO

MY FATHER'S HOUSE.

TAKE ME, LORD, FOR I KNOW

YOU DIED FOR MY SINS AND I

KNOW THAT YOU ROSE THAT I

MIGHT HAVE EVERLASTING

LIFE.

AND SO, LORD JESUS, RIGHT

NOW I OPEN MY HEART TO YOU

AND I SAY, COME IN.

LIVE IN ME.

AND FROM THIS MOMENT ON I

WILL LIVE FOR YOU AND SERVE

YOU.

THANK YOU, LORD, IN JESUS'

NAME.

NOW, IF YOU PRAYED WITH ME.

ME, I WANT TO GIVE YOU

SOMETHING.

THAT'S SO IMPORTANT.

YES, YOUR FATHER LOVES YOU

AND HE HAS PUT HIS ARMS

AROUND YOU.

YOU'RE PART OF HIS FAMILY.

BUT YOU NEED TO BE

ESTABLISHED IN THE FAMILY.

I HAVE SOMETHING HERE.

IT'S CALLED "A NEW DAY."

I WENT INTO OUR AUDIO ROOM

SOME TIME AGO, AND I DID A

C.D. THAT TELLS YOU WHAT HAS

HAPPENED TO YOU.

WHAT IT MEANS TO HAVE AN

EXCHANGED LIFE.

WHAT IT MEANS TO BE PART OF

THE FAMILY.

IT'S CALLED "A NEW DAY."

YOU CAN SLIP THAT ON TO YOUR

C.D. PLAYER AND LISTEN TO

IT.

I'LL GIVE IT TO YOU FREE.

THERE IS A LITTLE BOOKLET

THAT GOES ALONG WITH IT.

YOU HAVE JUST LEFT THE PIG

PEN AND COME BACK TO THE

FATHER.

THE FATHER WANTS YOU TO GROW

IN HIM AND TO UNDERSTAND THE

RIGHTS AND PRIVILEGES OF A

CHILD OF GOD.

THAT'S WHAT THIS THING TELLS

YOU, A NEW DAY.

SO I'LL GIVE IT TO YOU

FREE.

I ASK YOU TO CALL,

1-800-759-0700.

NO MONEY INVOLVED.

NO MONEY WHATSOEVER.

JUST CALL.

IT'S TOLL-FREE.

EVERYTHING IS FREE.

BUT YOUR SALVATION WAS PAID

FOR BY THE PRECIOUS BLOOD OF

JESUS.

CALL NOW.

1-800-759-0700.

IT'S A TOLL-FREE NUMBER.

SAY I PRAYED WITH PAT, AND

I'M NOW IN THE FATHER'S

HOUSE.

CHRISTIE?

Kristi: THANK YOU SO

MUCH, PAT.

STILL AHEAD, WE'RE GOING TO

BRING IT ON.

DAVID WANTS TO KNOW "IF

JESUS IS THE ONLY WAY TO

SALVATION, THEN WHAT

HAPPENED TO EVERYONE WHO

DIED BEFORE HIS DEATH?"

INTERESTING QUESTION.

WE'RE GOING TO ANSWER THAT.

AND WE'LL SHOW YOU THE HEART

HAPPY BENEFITS OF

HAPPINESS.

Lee: AND WELCOME BACK

TO "700 CLUB."

THE ARKANSAS STATE SENATE

HAS VOTED TO OVERRIDE THE

GOVERNOR'S DECISION ON WHAT

COULD BE THE MOST

RESTRICTIVE ABORTION BAN IN

THE NATION.

DEMOCRATIC GOVERNOR MIKE

BEEBE VETOED ABORTION ONCE A

HEARTBEAT CAN BE DETECTED.

THE GOVERNOR TOLD LAWMAKERS

THE BILL IS

UNCONSTITUTIONAL.

BEEBE USED THE SAME

REASONING LAST WEEK WHEN HE

VETOED A 20-WEEK ABORTION

BAN.

EACH CHAMBER NEEDS ONLY A

SIMPLE MAJORITY TO OVERRIDE

A VETO IN ARKANSAS.

CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS IN

CAVESPRINGS, GEORGIA, HAS

VOTED TO STOP SAYING THE

LORD'S PRAYER BEFORE THE

MEETINGS.

THE ATTORNEY SAID, QUOTE,"IT

JUST HAS TO BE A MORE

GENERIC-TYPE THING."

THE PASTOR WILL HAVE PASTORS

FROM THE SIX CHURCHES IN THE

TOWN TAKE TURNS SAYING A

PRAYER AT MEETINGS.

YOU CAN ALWAYS GET THE

LATEST AT CBN NEWS BY GOING

TO OUR WEBSITE AT

CBNNEWS.COM.

STAY TUNED, PAT AND KRISTI

WILL BE BACK AFTER THIS.

Kristi: WELCOME BACK TO

"THE 700 CLUB."

IT IS TIME FOR "BRING IT

ON," WHERE PAT IS GOING TO

ANSWER YOUR QUESTIONS.

YOU READY?

Pat: GO FOR IT.

Kristi: DAVID SAYS, "IF

YEESES IS THJESUS IS THE

ONLY WAY TO SALVATION, THEN

WHAT HAPPENED TO EVERYONE

WHO DIED BEFORE HIS DEATH?"

Pat: THE BIBLE SAYS

THAT DURING THE TIME HE WAS

IN THE GRAVE, AFTER HIS

CRUCIFIXION, BEFORE HE ROSE

FROM THE DEAD, THAT HE WENT

AND PREACHED TO THE CAPTIVES.

AND THAT'S IN PETER.

AND THAT'S ALL WE KNOW.

SO THE IDEA IS THAT THOSE

PEOPLE WERE GIVEN A CHANCE

TO HEAR THE GOSPEL.

ALL RIGHT.

Kristi: OKAY.

CONTISHU -- GOD BLESS YOUR

NAME.

"I JUST GAVE MY LIFE TO

CHRIST SPIRITUALLY, AND I

STARTED TO HAVE DREAMS.

IN THESE DREAMS, GOD REVEALS

TO ME A LOT ABOUT OTHER

PEOPLE.

AM I ALLOWED TO SHARE THESE

DREAMS WITH OTHER PEOPLE?

I DON'T WANT THEM TO THINK

I'M MAKING THIS UP OR I'M A

FREAK.

IF I'M ALLOWED, HOW DO I

START?"

Pat: IF I WERE YOU, I

WOULD HOLD IT TO YOURSELF

UNTIL YOU VERIFY THOSE

THINGS.

BECAUSE YOU CAN SCARE THE

DAY LIGHTS OUT OF PEOPLE.

THERE IS NOTHING WORSE THAN

GOING TO PEOPLE AND TELLING

THEM GOD TOLD ME YOU'RE

GOING TO DIE IN THREE

DAYS -- OH, DID HE?

Kristi: I KNOW WHAT YOU

MEAN.

Pat: GO AHEAD.

Kristi: JOHN SAYS,

"DEAR PAT, WHAT IS YOUR

CHRISTIAN VIEW ON THE

MENORAH?

IS IT THE TRUE TRADITION OF

ISRAEL?"

Pat: IT IS.

IT IS THE FLAME IN THE

TABERNACLE.

IT IS A GOOD THING.

WHAT IS MY VIEW?

I THINK IT IS A WONDERFUL

SYMBOL OF ISRAEL AND THE

FLAME AND THE BRANCHES AND

THE CANDLESTICKS AND ALL OF

THAT.

READ THE OLD TESTAMENT.

IT IS THERE.

Kristi: JAMES SAYS,

"WHAT IS YOUR OPINION ON A

THREE-DAY FAST?

I UNDERSTAND IT IS SUPPOSED

TO BRING YOU CLOSER TO

CHRIST.

I'M GOING BACK AND FORTHWITH

THIS, BECAUSE I'M PRAYING

FOR FULL BODY HEALTH BECAUSE

I HAVE NUMEROUS ISSUES.

WOULD THIS BE SOMETHING YOU

WOULD BE BENEFICIAL TO, YOU

KNOW, PROVE MY FAITH?"

Pat: I'VE SAID ON THIS

PROGRAM FROM TIME TO TIME, I

DO HAVE EXPERIENCE WITH A

LOT OF PEOPLE WHO ARE

EXPERTS ON HEALTH AND NEW

TRITIONS AN NUTRITION, BUT

I'M NOT A DOCTOR.

I DO NOT THINK THAT AN

EXTREME FAST MAY BE GOOD FOR

YOUR HEALTH.

MY FRIEND, WHO IS A

CARDIOLOGIST, CHELSEA, IS

REAL HIGH ON FASTING.

FASTING IS GOOD FOR YOUR

BODY.

IT CLEANSES IT OUT, BUT,

NEVERTHELESS, YOU'VE GOT

HEALTH ISSUES.

TALK TO YOUR DOCTOR.

I'M NOT THE ONE TO ANSWER

THAT QUESTION.

Kristi: DEBBIE SAYS, "I

HELPED FRIENDS AND FAMILY BY

QUICKLY LOANING THEM $4500

WHEN THEY WERE DESPERATE TO

MOVE INTO A RENTAL HOME.

THAT WAS OVER TWO YEARS AGO,

AND THEY NEVER EVEN

ACKNOWLEDGED THE DEBT.

THEY'RE STILL HAVING HARD

TIMES.

AM I WRONG TO REMIND MY

FRIENDS OF THIS DEBT?

I KNOW WE SHOULD HELP EACH

OTHER, BUT I FEEL TAKEN

ADVANTAGE OF."

Pat: I HAVE SAID

REPEATEDLY ON THIS PROGRAM,

YOU ARE NOT A BANK.

A BANK IS SET UP TO PROCESS

LOANS, TO COLLECT LOANS, AND

LEVY ON SECURITY OF LOANS.

YOU'RE NOT.

ON THE OTHER HAND, IF

SOMEBODY COMES AND THEY'VE

GOT A NEED, HELP THEM.

IT IS A GIFT AND FORGET IT.

THAT MONEY IS GONE.

LET IT GO.

ASK GOD FOR MORE.

TURN YOUR MIND ON TO

SOMETHING ELSE, OTHERWISE IT

WILL DRIVE YOU CRAZY.

I HAD BELONGED TO A TINY

MINISTRY IN NEW YORK THAT

HAD BEEN CHEATED OUT OF A

FEW THOUSAND DOLLARS.

EVERY TIME WE HAD A BOARD

MEETING, THEY BROUGHT UP

THIS LITTLE BIT OF MONEY.

IT WAS RIDICULOUS.

IT WAS A STUMBLING BLOCK

THAT PROHIBITED THIS

ORGANIZATION FROM MOVING

FORWARD.

IF I WERE YOU, LET IT GO.

AND IF YOU GET PAID,

HALLELUJAH.

IF YOU DON'T GET PAID,

HALLELUJAH.

GOD HAS GOT PLENTY MORE.

Kristi: AMEN.

JUNE SAYS, "HI, PAT.

SOMETIMES WHEN I PRAY, MY

MIND GOES SOMEWHERE ELSE.

I THINK ABOUT THE THINGS

GOING ON IN MY LIFE.

HERE IS THE DEAL: IS THE

DEVIL TRYING TO DISTRACT

ME?

I'M TRYING TO CONCENTRATE ON

GOD.

HELP ME.

HIHELP ME."

Pat: NO, IT IS NOT THE

DEVIL.

OUR MIND FLIPS AROUND.

WE SEE A BUG ON THE WALL OR

THE LIGHT IS OUT, OR

SOMETHING, SOMETHING,

SOMETHING.

YOU JUST -- I RECOMMEND

READING THE WORD.

I RECOMMEND PRAISE.

TALK TO GOD.

I PRAISE YOU, LORD.

I LOVE YOU, LORD.

VOCAL LIEIZE WHAT YOU'RE

DOING, AND LET YOUR WHOLE

BODY GIVE YOURSELF IN

PRAISE.

BUT IF YOU'RE JUST THERE

SAYING, OH, GOD -- YOUR MIND

IS GOING TO GO IN OTHER

DIRECTIONS.

THAT'S THE WAY OUR MINDS

ARE.

IT IS NOT THE DEVIL.

Kristi: I THINK WE HAVE

TIME FOR ONE MORE.

EARL SAYS, "I LOVE MUSIC AND

I'M PLANNING TO GET A RECORD

DEAL TO HELP MY FAMILY WITH

FINANCIAL DEBT.

MY PARENTS DON'T WANT ME

DOING MUSIC BECAUSE THEY

BELIEVE SINGING JAZZ AND

BLUES ARE NOT

CHURCH-RELATED.

I STILL GO TO CHURCH EVERY

DAY.

WHAT SHOULD I DO?

SHOULD I QUIT MUSIC OR

NOT?"

Pat: ABSOLUTELY DON'T

QUIT MUSIC.

SING TO THE LORD A NEW

SONG.

THEY REJOICED IN DANCE AND

WITH MUSIC BEFORE THE LORD.

MAKE A JOYFUL NOISE.

PRAISE THE LORD WITH SINGING

AND DANCE.

THAT'S THE EXPRESSION OF

PEOPLE.

LET THOSE EXPRESSIONS COME

FORWARD.

NOW SOME OF THIS STUFF IS

NASTY.

I THINK IN INDIA, THE PEOPLE

WERE SAYING WHY ARE THEY

CALLING ON THE DEMONS.

THEY WERE PLAYING HEAVY

METAL, ROCK MUSIC, AND THE

INDIANS SAID THIS IS THE

KIND OF MUSIC WE DO TO

SUMMON DEMONS.

YOU DON'T WANT TO GET INTO

THAT.

PRAISE THE LORD AND DO NOT

GIVE UP YOUR TALENT.

IT DOESN'T HAVE TO BE ORGAN

MUSIC IN CHURCH.

Kristi: AMEN!

IF YOU HAVE ANY MORE

QUESTIONS FOR PAT, LOG ON

TO CBN.COM.

UP NEXT, YEAR GOING TO

EXAMINE THE SPIRITUAL

SECRETS OF A HEALTHY HEART

FROM A MEDICAL POINT OF

VIEW.

DR. KERRY IS IN THE

AUDIENCE -- HI, DOCTOR --

AND THAT'S HER DAUGHTER

GRACE, BY THE WAY.

Kristi: IF YOU'RE

SWEATING OVER YOUR

CHOLESTEROL COUNT OR

SWEATING OVER HOW MUCH FAT

IS IN YOUR DIET, YOU MAY BE

MISSING THE BIGGER PICTURE.

SOMETHING AS SIMPLE AS

ASSOCIATING WITH HAPPY

PEOPLE CAN HAVE TREMENDOUS

BENEFITS FOR YOUR HEALTH AND

YOUR HEART.

TAKE A LOOK.

WHEN IT COMES TO OUR

HEARTS AND OVERALL

WELL-BEING, WE TEND TO THINK

OF OURSELVES IN PIECES, BUT

THESE PIECES MAKE UP A

WHOLE, JUST LIKE A JIGSAW

PUZZLE.

WE MAY GO TO A DOCTOR IF WE

HAVE CHEST PAINS, BUT WE

RARELY CONSIDER THAT ANGER

OR STRESS MAY CONTRIBUTE TO

HEART DISEASE.

KARA DAVIS MEANS KEEPING

YOUR HEART HEALTHY MEANS

TAKING CARE OF YOURSELF,

BODY, MIND, AND SPIRIT, AND

SHARES HOW ALL OF THEM ARE

CONNECTED.

Kristi: SO PLEASE

WELCOME TO "THE 700 CLUB,"

THE AUTHOR OF "SPIRITUAL

SECRETS TO A HEALTHY HEART,"

DURING KERRY DAVIS.

THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE.

THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME.

MOST OF THE TIME WHEN PEOPLE

THINK ABOUT THEIR HEART,

THEY THINK ABOUT MINIMIZING

SALT, BUT YOU SAY IT GOES

DEEPER THAN THAT.

IT ABSOLUTELY GOES DEEPER

THAN THAT.

OF COURSE, WE'RE PHYSICAL

CREATURES, BUT WE ALSO HAVE

A SPIRITUAL, AN EMOTIONAL,

AND A MENTAL SIDE.

AND ALL OF THOSE HAVE A

GREAT IMPACT ON THE HEALTH

OF OUR HEART.

Kristi: LET'S TALK

ABOUT HAPPINESS.

PEOPLE THINK THAT PERSON IS

HAPPY, AND THAT'S GOOD, BUT

HAPPINESS IS BENEFICIAL TO

THE HEART.

PROVERBS SAYS A HAPPY

HEART IS LIKE MEDICATION.

I OFTEN TELL MY PATIENTS, IF

YOU DON'T WANT ONE MORE

MEDICINE, TRY BEING HAPPY.

THERE IS SUCH A CONNECTION

BETWEEN A JOYFUL SPIRIT AND

A HAPPY DISPOSITION NOT ONLY

WITH HEART DISEASE, BUT ALL

CHRONIC ILLNESS LIKE CANCER

AND HEART DISEASE.

Kristi: PAT AND I HAVE

HAD A LOT OF HEALTH

OFFICIALS ON, AND THEY ALL

SAID IS THE FACTOR OF STRESS

AND STRESS-RELATED ISSUES.

AND HOW A LOT OF HEALTH

ISSUES TODAY ARE BECAUSE OF

STRESS.

AND THE SCRIPTURE SAYS, CAST

CAST YOUR CARES UPON THE

LORD.

AND NEGATIVE ISSUES AFFECT

OUR HEART.

OUR EMOTIONAL HEALTH NOT

ONLY CAUSES A BAD DAY, BUT

IT RELEASES CHEMICALS AND

HORMONES AND ALL SORTS OF

MEDIATORS INTO OUR

BLOODSTREAM THAT HAVE A

DIRECT IMPACT ON OUR ORGANS,

ESPECIALLY THE HEART.

SO WHEN WE ALLOW THE STRESS

OF LIFE, AND WE SHOULD BE

THINKING ABOUT THINGS ABOVE,

NOT THINGS ON THE EARTH, BUT

WHEN WE GET SO ENTANGLED

WITH THE EVERY DAY STRESSES

OF LIFE, IT DOES HAVE AN

IMPACT, BOTH IN THE

SHORT-TERM AND THE

LONG-TERM.

ANG TBEANGER IS ANOTHER

PROBLEM.

SOMETIMES WE NEED TO GET IT

GO.

IT IS NOT THAT IMPORTANT.

WHEN WE ALLOW ANGER TO

GOVERN OUR SPIRITS, THAT

WILL IMPACT OUR PHYSICAL

HEALTH.

JESUS TOLD US TO FORGIVE FOR

A REASON.

YES, IT KEEPS US IN

FELLOWSHIP WITH GOD, THE

FATHER, BUT IT ALSO

PRESERVES OUR PHYSICAL

HEALTH.

Kristi: AND PEOPLE WHO

ARE PESSIMISTIC.

THE PERSON WHO ALWAYS SEES

THE GLASS AS NOT ONLY HALF

EMPTY, BUT WE'RE ALL GOING

TO DIE BECAUSE THE GLASS IS

HALF EMPTY.

NOTHING IS EVER RIGHT.

CRITICISM, COMPLAINTS ALL OF

THE TIME.

THEY'RE NOT JUST HARD TO

LIVE WITH.

THEY'RE ALSO IMPACTING

DISEASE UPON THEIR PHYSICAL

BODIES.

WE KNOW FROM RESEARCH THAT

PEOPLE WHO HAVE A

PESSIMISTIC DISPOSITION --

YOU KNOW, ATTITUDE IS

EVERYTHING -- PEOPLE WHO ARE

PLAGUED BY PESSIMISM,

CYNICISM, THEY DON'T LIVE AS

LONG AS OTHER PEOPLE.

AND THEY'RE MORE LIKELY TO

LIVE THEIR LAST DAYS IN A

NURSING HOME RATHER THAN

FAMILY.

IT MAY JUST BE THEIR FAMILY

DOESN'T WANT TO BE WITH

THEM, BUT IT IS ALSO BECAUSE

THEY LOSE SOME OF THEIR

FUNCTIONAL CAPACITY AND

THEY'RE NO LONGER ABLE TO

LIVE INDEPENDENTLY.

HOW WE THINK, HOW WE FEEL,

OUR SPIRITUAL LIFE, HAS A

TREMENDOUS IMPACT ON OUR

PHYSICAL WELL-BEING,

PARTICULARLY OUR HEART.

Kristi: LET'S TALK

ABOUT THE ANSWER.

HOW THAT PESSIMISTIC PERSON

CAN FIND JOY AND HOW THAT

WORRIED PERSON CAN FIND

PEACE, THE SLUTION.

> SOLUTION.

I BELIEVE THE KEY TO

PESSIMISM IS GRATITUDE.

A PESSIMISTIC PERSON SEES

WHAT IS NOT THERE, BUT A

GRATEFUL PERSON SEES WHAT IS

THERE, AND THEY'RE THANKFUL

AND REJOICE AND WHAT IS

THERE.

WHEN WE HAVE A GRATEFUL

DISPOSITION, IT KIND OF

DRIVES OUT PESSIMISM AND

NEGATIVITY.

WE SEE THAT IN THE BOOK OF

EXODUS.

THEY WERE IN THE DESERT AND

DIDN'T HAVE WATER, AND

INSTEAD OF WAITING FOR GOD,

THEY COMPLAINED AND

COMPLAINED AND COMPLAINED.

NONE OF THEM SAW THE

PROMISED LAND.

GOD SAYS TO BE THANKFUL IN

ALL THINGS BECAUSE THIS IS

THE WILL OF GOD FOR YOU.

SO REALLY BEING UNGRATEFUL

IS GRIEVOUS TO THE HOLY

SPIRIT.

AND IF WE EMBRACE GRATITUDE

AND THANKSGIVING, IT DOES SO

MUCH, NOT JUST FOR OUR

SPIRITUAL HEALTH, BUT FOR

OUR PHYSICAL WELL-BEING AS

WELL.

Kristi: MY SISTER IS A

DOCTOR, A FAMILY

PRACTITIONER, AND WHENEVER

ANY ONE OF US WOULD CALL AND

SAY THIS HURTS OR THAT

HURTS, SHE IS, LIKE, DID YOU

PRAY?

PRAY AND CALL ME BACK.

SO LET'S TALK ABOUT THE

POWER OF PRAY AND HOW IT CAN

ALLEVIATE MANY OF THE ISSUES

WE HAVE.

PRAYER IS THE MAIN STAY

TO PHYSICAL HEALTH.

SOMETIMES WE CAN GET SO TIED

UP WITH WHAT THE DOCTOR

TELLS US.

IF WE BRING IT TO THE LORD

IN PRAYER, AND HE IS THE

HEALER, BUT IF THAT IS NOT

WHAT IS TO BE, HE IS A

SUSTAINER, AND HE'LL GIVE

YOU WHAT YOU NEED TO WEATHER

WHATEVER TRIAL OR

TRIBULATION THAT HAS COME

UPON YOU.

Kristi: DOCTOR, YOU ARE

A PLEASURE.

THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME.

Kristi: DR. DAVIS' MANY

TIPS TO MAINTAINING A HEALTH

HEART.

IT IS AVAILABLE WHEREVER

BOOKS ARE SOLD.

THANK YOU SO MUCH AGAIN.

AND, PAT, OVER TO YOU.

Pat: THAT'S WHY I'M

LIVING SO LONG BECAUSE I'M

HAPPY.

AND I'M HAPPY FOR YOU,

KRISTI, AND I'M HAPPY YOU'RE

WITH US.

AND GOD BLESS YOU, AND ALL

OF THE REST OF IT.

YOU'RE GOING TO BE HERE

TOMORROW, AREN'T YOU?

Kristi: I'M GOING TO BE

HERE THURSDAY AND FRIDAY.

Pat: IT'S GOING TO BE A

WONDERFUL WEEK.

TOMORROW, AN UP CLOSE AND

PERSONAL INTERVIEW WITH THE

TAMPA RAY'S BEN SEACREST.

AND TODAY WE LEAVE YOU WITH

THESE WORDS FROM PROVERBS:

"FEAR THE LORD AND DEPART

FROM EVIL.

IT WILL BE HEALTH TO YOUR

FLESH AND STRENGTH TO YOUR

BONES."

THAT'S GOD'S PRESCRIPTION OF

HEALTH.

BY THE WAY, IF YOU NEED

PRAYER, THE TELEPHONES ARE

AVAILABLE.

PICK UP THE PHONE AND CALL.

TOMORROW, I BELIEVE JOEL

ROSENBURG IS WITH US, TOO.

WE'LL SEE YOU TOMORROW.

BYE-BYE.

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