The Christian Broadcasting Network

Browse Videos

Share Email

700 Club Canada: March 7, 2013

Watch the 700 Club Canada for March 7, 2013. Read Transcript


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

LAURA-LYNN, YOU KNOWALL THIS WEEK WE'VE BEENTALKING ABOUT THEAFTERLIFE.

YEAH. AND YOU KNOW SOME OFMY--MY FAVORITETESTIMONIES OF THE ENTIRE

YEAR THAT I'VE SEEN WAS, UH,REMINDED OF, UH, COLTONBURPO'S EXPERIENCE. A LITTLEBOY WHO WAS ABLE TO SEE

NOT ONLY HIS GRANDFATHERBUT ALSO, UM, TWO SISTERSTHAT, UH, HE HAD-- NO IDEA.

NO POSSIBLE IDEA THAT HEWOULD HAVE BEEN ABLE TOKNOW. RIGHT.

THAT HIS MOM HAD AMISCARRIAGE. HAD HAD. YEAH. WITH TWO DAUGHTERS.

YEAH. BUT, UH, YOU KNOW IT'SKIND OF NEAT. WHAT WASYOUR FAVORITE THIS WEEK?

WELL, YOU KNOW, I WASREALLY MOVED BY CARL'STESTIMONY, UH, WHEN HE--HEWENT AND HE SAW HELL. AND

IT WAS SO ABSOLUTELYINCREDIBLY LIFE-CHANGINGTHAT HE CAME BACK AND HISLIFE HAS NEVER BEEN THE

SAME. YEAH. YOU KNOW? IT SCARED HIM. YOU KNOW, IT'S AMAZING.

THE BIBLE TALKS MORE ABOUTHEAVEN THAN IT DOES ABOUTHELL. ALL THIS WEEK WE'VEBEEN TALKING ABOUT THE

AFTERLIFE AND IT'S BEENFASCINATING WATCHINGSTORIES OF ORDINARY PEOPLEWHO PASSED ON TO THE OTHER

SIDE AND CAME BACK TO LIFEAND ARE SHARING THEIREXPERIENCE. SOME OF THE STORIES HAVE

BROUGHT HOPE FOR HEAVENAND SOME AN URGENTMESSAGE ABOUT HELL. TODAYWE HAVE TWO MORE AMAZING

STORIES TO SHOW YOU. YES. JULIE PAPIAVAS TALKSABOUT THE CAR ACCIDENTTHAT LEFT HER IN A COMA FOR

SIX WEEKS AND IT WAS DURINGTHAT TIME THAT JULIE CAUGHTA GLIMPSE OF HEAVEN. SHE'LLEXPLAIN WHY SHE WAS TOLD

SHE COULD NOT--SHECOULDN'T STAY AND WHYDOCTORS ARE STILL BAFFLEDTHAT SHE CAME BACK.

AND WHAT LOOKED LIKE AROUTINE OPERATIONSUDDENLY LEFT GEOFFREYTHOMPSON SUSPENDED

BETWEEN LIFE AND DEATH.YOU'LL SEE HOW HE FOUNDPEACE WHILE CHAOS WASHAPPENING AROUND HIM IN

THE OPERATING ROOM. ALSO LAURA-LYNN MET UPWITH A FEW CANADIANS TO SEEWHAT THEY BELIEVE ABOUT

THE AFTERLIFE. BUT FIRST,JULIE PAPIAVAS EXPLAINS WHYSHE WAS SENT BACK FROMHEAVEN.

AT THE AGE OF 29, JULIEPAPIAVAS WAS IN A CARACCIDENT THAT LEFT HER INTHE BALANCE BETWEEN LIFE

AND DEATH. AS SHE WASDRIVING AWAY FROM ASHOPPING MALL, A TEENDRIVER RAN A RED LIGHT

PLOWING INTO HER AT 50 MILESAN HOUR. THE IMPACT JARREDHER HEAD AND NECK,SEVERELY INJURING HER BRAIN

STEM. HER BODY INSTANTLYBEGAN DYING. WITHINMINUTES, THE FIREDEPARTMENT ARRIVED AND

PULLED HER FROM THEWRECKAGE. THEY WEREUNABLE TO DETECT A PULSE ORBLOOD PRESSURE. THEY TOOK

HER TO LOYOLA UNIVERSITYMEDICAL CENTERUNCONSCIOUS ANDUNRESPONSIVE. BRAIN SCANS

SHOWED NO BRAIN FUNCTION. THE BRAIN STEM IS REALLYTHE VITAL CENTER OF WHEREWE BREATHE. IT CONTROLS

OUR HEART. IT'S PART OF OURCENTER OF LIFE. YOU CANNOTEXIST WITHOUT A BRAIN STEM.ANYBODY THAT HAS PINPOINT

PUPIL AND HAS THATABNORMAL POSTURE THAT SHEHAD, THE SURVIVAL RATE ISVERY POOR. SHE HAD A

SERIOUS BRAIN STEM INJURYAND THAT I DID NOT THINKSHE'D EVER WAKE UP. JULIE REMAINED

UNRESPONSIVE IN A COMA.AFTER SEVERAL WEEKS,HOSPITAL STAFF GAVE NO HOPEOF RECOVERY AND URGED HER

PARENTS TO RELEASE HER TO ANURSING HOME. SOMEBODY COMES IN WITHA BRAIN STEM INJURY AND IS

NOT BREATHING AND IS NOTTALKING CAN'T FEEDTHEMSELVES, HAVE NOCONTROL OF BODILY

FUNCTIONS, IT'S A MISERABLEEXISTENCE. I JUST DIDN'TEXPECT HER TO GET RETURN OFFUNCTION.

HER PARENTS REFUSED TOGIVE UP HOPE. THEY ANDTHEIR CHURCH FAMILY PRAYEDFOR A MIRACLE. TO THE

ASTONISHMENT OF HERDOCTORS, SIX WEEKS AFTERTHE ACCIDENT, JULIE WOKE UP. LIKE ALL OF US WOKE UP

THIS MORNING, I JUST WOKE UP.I MEAN, LITERALLY JUST WOKEUP. PHYSICALLY, I COULDN'TDO ANYTHING, I COULDN'T

EVEN SWALLOW, YOU KNOW,MY LEFT EYE WASN'T OPEN. ICOULDN'T HEAR OUT OF MYLEFT EAR, I WAS IN DIAPERS, I

WAS FED THROUGH A G-TUBE. IWAS DROOLING OUT OF MYMOUTH AND, YOU KNOW, I WASPARALYZED ON MY LEFT SIDE.

DESPITE ALL THOSEPHYSICAL LIMITATIONS, JULIEHAD AN UNDENIABLE HOPE. I NEVER FELT AS IF I WAS

ALONE. I ALWAYS FELT THAT--IALWAYS FELT THE LORD'SPRESENCE IN MY WHOLE WALKTHROUGH MY RECOVERY AND

FROM THE MINUTE I WOKE UP,HE WAS ALWAYS THERE WITHME AND I FELT THAT BECAUSEOF THE EXPERIENCE I HAD.

WHILE IN THE COMA, JULIEHAD BEEN GIVEN A GLIMPSE OFHEAVEN. IT WAS SO VAST AND THERE

WAS NO REAL BEGINNING OREND TO IT. IT WAS JUSTPERFECT PEACE. I KNEW THAT IWAS THERE IN THAT PLACE

BECAUSE I WAS DEAD. I KNEWTHAT. AND I WAS NOT AFRAID.I WAS NOT AFRAID TO BETHERE, I WAS HAPPY TO BE

THERE. IT WAS LIKE I WASHOME. AND I WANTED TO STAYTHERE. SHE REMEMBERS HER

DECEASED GRANDMOTHERSUDDENLY STANDING WITHHER. MY GRANDMOTHER SAID NO

YOU CAN'T GO WITH US. YOUHAVE TO GO BACK. AND I SAID ICAN'T GO BACK, I'M NOTPHYSICALLY OKAY. AND I WAS

POINTING TO MY LEFT SIDETHAT WAS PARALYZED ANDSHE SAID YOUR BODY WILLHEAL. AND I FELT RIGHT THEN

THAT SOMEBODY HAD JUSTLIKE COME AND PUT A WARMBLANKET AROUND ME ANDTHEIR ARMS AROUND ME AND I

KNEW RIGHT THEN THAT I WASIN THE PRESENCE OF OUR LORD.I FELT IT, I KNEW IT. AND THENSHE SAID GO BACK AND BE

HAPPY. AND THEN THE NEXTMEMORY I HAD WAS WAKINGUP IN THE REHAB HOSPITAL. JULIE WAS ALIVE BUT HER

ROAD TO RECOVERY WASDIFFICULT BOTH PHYSICALLYAND MENTALLY. I KEPT THINKING AND

SAYING GOD, WHY DID YOUNOT LET ME STAY THERE? WHYDID YOU BRING ME BACK TOTHIS BODY THAT IT DOESN'T

WORK AND I HAVE TOSTRUGGLE SO HARD TO DOEVERYTHING? TO WAKE UP INA BODY LIKE THAT LIKE I DID,

IT WAS SO INCREDIBLYDISABLED, I DON'T KNOW HOW IWOULD HAVE EVER GOTTENPAST THAT IF I DID NOT HAVE

THE STORY OF HOPE THAT HEHAD SHARED WITH ME, THEEXPERIENCE OF HOPE THAT HEHAD SHARED WITH ME WITH MY

GRANDMOTHERS. AFTER TWO MONTHS OFPHYSICAL THERAPY, FEELINGAND MOVEMENT SLOWLY

RETURNED TO HER LEFT SIDE.HER PROGRESS WAS NOTHINGSHORT OF MIRACULOUS. WITH THE TYPE OF INJURY

JULIE HAD, SHE ABOUT--SHEHAD A 4% CHANCE OFSURVIVING. MOST PEOPLETHAT HAVE, UH, A 4% CHANCE

OF RECOVERING, IF THEYSURVIVE AND THEY LIVELONGER THAN SIX MONTHS,VERY OFTEN THEY'RE IN A

NURSING HOME IN A SEVEREDISABILITY OR PERSISTENTVEGETATIVE STATE. HERRECOVERY WAS NOT DUE TO

MEDICINE, HER RECOVERY ISSOME MIRACULOUS EVENT,SOME MIRACLE THATHAPPENED BECAUSE

THEORETICALLY, SHE SHOULDHAVE DIED. JULIE PROGRESSED SO WELLTHAT IN 2007, TEN YEARS AFTER

HER ACCIDENT, SHE TRAINEDFOR AND FINISHED AN INDOORTRIATHLON. WHEN PEOPLE HEAR THAT I

DID A TRIATHLON, THEY SAYTHAT'S IMPOSSIBLE BUT IBELIEVE NOTHING ISIMPOSSIBLE BECAUSE I HAVE

BEEN IN FRONT OF THE LORD SOI FEEL LIKE ANYTHING ISPOSSIBLE. TODAY, JULIE SHARES A

MESSAGE OF HOPE ANDPURPOSE WITH OTHERS WHOHAVE SUFFERED SIMILARINJURIES.

I WANT PEOPLE TO KNOWTHAT TRULY INSIDETHEMSELVES THAT THEYMATTER. THERE'S NOTHING

THAT'S LESS THAN ABOUTTHEM BECAUSE THEY'VE GONETHROUGH THOSECIRCUMSTANCES.

SHE HAS ALSO WRITTEN ABOOK ABOUT HER EXPERIENCESAND RECOVERY ENTITLED GOBACK AND BE HAPPY.

I HAVE MORE PURPOSE HEREON EARTH TO FULFILL AND--AND I TAKE THAT VERYSERIOUSLY. THE LORD IS WITH

ME WHICH I KNEW. BUT ITJUST--IT MAKES THAT SO MUCHCLEARER, HE HAS BEEN WITHME THROUGH ALL OF IT AND

THAT HE TRULY HAS ANINTENTION, A GOOD INTENTIONFOR MY LIFE. I FEEL A MUCHCLOSER, PERSONAL

RELATIONSHIP NOW THAT HEREALLY HAS A DEFINITEPURPOSE FOR--FOR MY LIFEAND FOR THIS STORY AND FOR

THIS GIFT OF HOPE.(MUSIC) WHAT AN INCREDIBLESTORY OF GOD'S INTERVENTION

IN THIS WOMAN'S LIFE. YOUKNOW, YOU MIGHT KNOWSOMEBODY WHO'S IN AHOSPITAL TODAY OR WHO IS

STRUGGLING THROUGHSOMETHING. AND YOU'REWONDERING IS GOD OUTTHERE? CAN HE INTERVENE?

LET THIS STORY BE ANINSPIRATION TO YOU THAT GODIS ALIVE AND WELL AND HECARES ABOUT YOUR

SITUATION. IF YOU'LL CRY OUTTO HIM, HE CAN BRING ABOUTYOUR MIRACLE. YOU KNOW,THERE ARE A LOT OF SHOWS ON

TV THESE DAYS BUT YOUWON'T SEE THESE KINDS OFAMAZING AND INSPIRINGSTORIES ANYWHERE ELSE IN

CANADA ON ANY CHANNEL.HERE AT THE 700 CLUBCANADA, WE DO THIS BECAUSEWE KNOW THAT JESUS' LOVE

CAN CHANGE THIS NATION. WEINVEST IN BRINGING YOU THEGOD STORIES OF OUR DAY SOTHAT YOU AND OTHERS WHO

MAY BE STRUGGLING TOOVERCOME TREMENDOUSDIFFICULTIES WILL FIND HOPE,PEACE, AND POWER TO GET

THROUGH IT BECAUSE OF WHATTHEY SEE HERE. I WISH I COULDSAY THAT IT WAS EASY TOMAKE THIS ALL HAPPEN, BUT

THE TRUTH IS IS THAT ITREQUIRES SACRIFICE ANDCOMMITMENT ON THE PART OFEVERYONE AT THE 700 CLUB

CANADA. IT'S COSTLY, BUTNECESSARY TO GET THEMESSAGE OF JESUS INTO THEHOMES ACROSS THE GREAT

NATION OF CANADA. IT'SWORTH IT TO SEE LIVESCHANGED, HOPE RENEWED,AND THE MESSAGE OF PEACE

THROUGH EVERY STORMDELIVERED RIGHT TO PEOPLEWHO NEED IT THE MOST. WENEED YOUR HELP TODAY.

WOULD YOU JOIN OUR 700 CLUBCANADA FAMILY AND MAKETHIS YOUR PROGRAM? YOURSEED OF HOPE SOWN AND YOUR

REWARD WHEN HURTINGHEARTS ARE HEALED. ALL OFIT CAN BE SHARED. CALL USRIGHT NOW. DON'T PUT IT OFF

AND TELL US THAT YOUSUPPORT WHAT WE DO ANDWANT TO BECOME PART OFMAKING IT HAPPEN.

YOU KNOW, LAURA-LYNN ISSO RIGHT. WE NEED YOUR HELPAND YOUR PARTICIPATION TOBE A PART OF THIS GREAT

REVOLUTION THAT'S TAKINGPLACE ACROSS THE COUNTRY.YOU KNOW, SOMETIMES PEOPLELOSE HOPE AND THE REALITY,

THEY NEED ENCOURAGEMENTAND THAT'S WHY WE'RE HERE.THE 700 CLUB CANADA, WETAKE YOU THERE. JULIE

PAPIAVAS, YOU KNOW, SHEWAS--SHE WAS--THEY GAVEHER NO HOPE OF COMING BACKAND SHE LOST ALL BODILY

FUNCTIONS. YOU MIGHT BE INTHAT SITUATION TODAY AND IWANT TO GET THIS INTO YOURHANDS AT NO COST TO

YOURSELF. BUT JUST ASK FORTHIS PARTICULAR PAMPHLETCALLED HOPE. AND IT GIVESYOU SOME VERY INSIGHTFUL

PROMISES FROM THE WORD OFGOD THAT WILL ALLOW YOU TOHOLD ON EVEN IF ONE OF YOURLOVED ONES RIGHT NOW SEEM

TO BE IN A VERY DIFFICULTSPOT, I WANT TO PRAY WITHYOU BECAUSE I REALLYBELIEVE THE POWER OF GOD IS

PRESENT TO HEAL IN THIS VERYMOMENT. WHY DON'T YOUJUST AGREE WITH ME AND IFYOU'RE IN THAT SITUATION, I

BELIEVE TODAY IS YOUR BESTDAY AND GOD HAS ALREADYSUPPLIED YOUR NEED. BUTNOW WE COME INTO

AGREEMENT. FATHER, IN THENAME OF JESUS, JUST LIKEJULIE, LORD THERE ARESITUATIONS AND THERE ARE

MEN AND WOMEN THAT HAVESEEN THAT TESTIMONY ANDTHEY SAY OH, GOD, COULDTHAT HAPPEN TO MY MOM?

COULD THAT HAPPEN FOR MYDAD? COULD THAT HAPPENFOR MY HUSBAND? COULDTHAT HAPPEN FOR MY CHILD. I

SAY YES TODAY IN JESUS'NAME. LAURA-LYNN AND I ANDTHE 700 CLUB CANADA BLENDFAITH TOGETHER AND WE ASK

YOU NOW FOR HOPE TO RISE UP,FEAR TO BE BROKEN AND NOWLIFE TO COME INTO THATHOUSE. AND LORD, WE THANK

YOU FOR YOUR ANSWER TOPRAYER TO NOT GIVE UP BUTTO BELIEVE GOD IN JESUS'NAME, AMEN.

AMEN, IF YOU JUST PRAYEDTHAT PRAYER WITH BRIAN,WOULD YOU CALL US RIGHTNOW AT 1-855-759-0700. PRAYER

PARTNERS ARE STANDING BY.(MUSIC) MMM, I'VE COME TO REALIZETHAT WHEN LIFE SEEMS TOO

TOUGH TO BEAR, IT'S SIMPLYTHE FIRING KILN THAT HASBEEN TURNED UP TO HIGH SOTHAT THE PERFECTING AND

THE WORKING THROUGH OFOUR LIFE AND OUR CHARACTERWILL HAVE GOOD RESULTS.THERE IS A JOB AND A DESTINY,

A CALLING THAT WE'LL NEEDYOU TO BE PREPARED ANDADEQUATELY READY TO BEUSED FOR GREAT PURPOSE. IF

YOU DO NOT GO THROUGH THEFIRE, YOU WILL NOT BE ABLETO HOLD THE MAGNITUDE OFPOWER THAT GOD INTENDS

YOUR LIFE TO POUR OUT.THANK HIM FOR THE PRUNINGTHE PROCESS OF BREAKING,THE EXCRUCIATING HUMILITY,

THE POUNDING THAT REFINESYOUR CHARACTER. IT MUSTHAPPEN FOR YOU TO BE READY.EMBRACE THE PAIN, SUBMIT TO

THE COURSE, PRESS INTO THELEARNING CURVE, THE DAYWILL COME THAT YOU WILLREAP THE REWARDS FROM THE

WISDOM THAT YOU HAVEGAINED IN THE DARKNESS.EVERY CORRIDOR YOU WALK,EVERY PAIN-FILLED MOMENT,

EVERY FEAR THAT GRIPS YOUIN THE DEAD OF NIGHT, EVERYRANDOM MEETING ANDINEXPLICABLE CIRCUMSTANCE,

AND EVEN EVERY TEAR ANDQUESTION, HE KNOWS IT ALL.HE KNOWS YOUR NAME. ANDHE WILL NEVER LEAVE YOUR

SIDE. ISAIAH 30 VERSE 20 SAYSAND THOUGH THE LORD GIVESYOU THE BREAD OF ADVERSITY,OH, AND THE WATER OF

AFFLICTION, IT'S TOUGH. YETYOUR TEACHER WILL NOT HIDEHIMSELF ANY MORE. BUT YOUREYES WILL CONSTANTLY

BEHOLD YOUR TEACHER. GODIS YOUR TEACHER. LOOK TOHIM AND NOT YOURCIRCUMSTANCE. GOD WANTS

YOU TO LOOK AT HIM AND NOTTHE SITUATION THAT YOU FEELIMMERSED AND EMBEDDED IN.HE WANTS YOU TO SEE THAT HE

IS YOUR ABSOLUTE SOURCEFOR PEACE, YOUR JOY NOMATTER WHAT'S GOING ON. HEWILL LEAD YOU THROUGH THE

DIFFICULTY AND WHEN GODSAID I AM THAT I AM, DO YOUREMEMBER WHEN HE SAIDTHAT TO MOSES? HE MEANT IT.

HE SAID WHEN YOU ASK IF HE ISWALKING WITH YOU DURINGTHE TOUGHEST STORM OFYOUR LIFE, HE SAYS I AM.

WHEN YOU ASK HIM IF HE ISGOING TO MIRACULOUSLYPROVIDE FOR YOUR DAILYNEEDS AGAIN, HE SAYS I AM.

AND WHEN YOU ASK HIM IF HEIS ABLE TO HEAL YOUR BODY,HE SAYS I AM AND WHEN YOUASK HIM IF HE IS GOING TO

LOVE AND STAY TRUE TO YOUIN SPITE OF YOUR HUMANITY,HE SAYS I AM. I AM ALL THATYOU WILL EVER, EVER NEED.

EVERY FAILURE, EVERY SETBACK, EVERY PAINFULREJECTION, EVERY DIFFICULTPERSON AND EVERY SEEMING

DISASTER. ALL OF IT WILL BEUSED BY GOD TO SET AFOUNDATION OF CHARACTERAND WISDOM THAT YOUR

DESTINY WILL BE BUILT ON.DON'T LET TODAY FOOL YOU.TOMORROW IS GOING TO YIELDA HARVEST THAT WILL

STAGGER YOUR MIND. ROMANS5 VERSES 3 TO 4 SAYSMOREOVER, LET US ALSO BEFULL OF JOY NOW. LET US

EXALT AND TRIUMPH IN OURTROUBLES AND REJOICE IN OURSUFFERINGS KNOWING THATPRESSURE AND AFFLICTION

AND HARDSHIP PRODUCEPATIENT AND UNSWERVINGENDURANCE. AMEN. YOU KNOW, THE

POWER OF THE I AMSTATEMENT IS THIS: THATWHATEVER YOU SAY I AM TO,AFTER THAT, WHATEVER

FOLLOWS, THE UNIVERSEBEGINS TO COME LOOKING FOR.SO WHEN YOU SAY I AMSTRONG, THAT MEANS THAT

YOU DON'T NECESSARILY SEEIT RIGHT NOW, BUT THE I AM ISCOMING YOUR WAY. JUST KEEPDECLARING IT, I AM A CHILD OF

GOD, I AM AN OVERCOMER, IAM VICTORIOUS. WELL,COMING UP NEXT, WE LOOK ATWHAT CANADIANS FEEL ABOUT

THE AFTERLIFE. MANY NON BELIEVERS SEEHEAVEN AND HELL AS SCARETACTICS. HOW WOULD YOU

APPROACH THIS SUBJECTWITHOUT BEING THREATENING? I USUALLY HAVE FUN WITHIT LIKE, UM, I'LL JUST PUT IN

THERE THAT, UM, I'M EXCITEDTO GO TO HEAVEN LIKEOBVIOUSLY TO BE WITH GODAND, YOU KNOW, SEE LOVED

ONES AGAIN AND BUT ALSO IREALLY WOULD LIKE TO KNOWIF THERE'S LIFE ON OTHERPLANETS, SO IT WOULD BE

COOL TO MEET ALIENS THEREAS WELL. LIKE AND I JUSTTHINK THAT KIND OF BRINGS ALIGHTNESS TO THE SUBJECT.

WELL, THE WAY I WOULDAPPROACH IT WOULD BE TOSAY THAT I DON'TNECESSARILY AGREE THAT, UM,

IT'S--IT'S THAT CUT AND DRY. I DON'T LOVECONDEMNATION, I DON'T LOVETHE HEAVEN AND HELL PART.

NOW THIS IS MY OWN SAKE. IJUST BELIEVE THAT WHEN GOD--GOD JUST HAS THE ABILITY TOCHANGE PEOPLE.

IT'S ABOUT RELATIONSHIPAND IT'S ABOUT LOVE ANDABOUT GRACE. AND, UM, FORSOME REASON, GOD CHOSE TO

MAKE US AND KNOW US ANDCALL US. HEAVEN AND HELL IS NOT--IT'S NOT THE ISSUE THAT

PEOPLE NEED TO BE TAUGHTABOUT BEFORE THEY'RECHRISTIANS. IT'S WORTHTHINKING ABOUT ONCE YOU'RE

A CHRISTIAN, BUT THE ISSUE INWESTERN CULTURE IN THISTIME IN THIS PLACE IS MOREABOUT, UM, DO YOU BELIEVE IN

GOD AND DO YOU BELIEVETHAT JESUS WAS A PERSON ANDTHAT HE CAN SAVE YOU? I DON'T THINK THAT THAT'S

WHAT JESUS CAME FOR. LIKEHE DEFEATED DEATH. HE, YOUKNOW? THE CURSE OF SIN ISBROKEN. WE ARE REDEEMED

AND FREE AND WE--UM, SURE,CURRENTLY WE STANDCONDEMNED BUT WE ALSOSTAND IN FREEDOM TO WALK

OUT OF CONDEMNATION ANDINTO LIFE. ONCE YOU'RE A CHRISTIAN,THEN YOU CAN DEBATE THE

REALITIES OF HEAVEN ANDHELL. UM, BUT BEFORE THAT, IJUST DON'T THINK IT'S WORTHIT. I DON'T THINK IT'S--I DON'T

THINK IT'S NECESSARY.(MUSIC) YOU KNOW LAURA-LYNN,THIS IS VERY INTERESTING THIS

SUBJECT. BECAUSE I THINKTHAT IN THIS GENERATIONESPECIALLY WE BELIEVE THATJESUS CHRIST IS COMING BACK

SOON AND WE MAY BE THEGENERATION THAT SEES HIM.THIS IS SOMETHING THAT WECAN'T TAKE FOR GRANTED. WE

REALLY HAVE TO GET OURHANDS AROUND THIS. UM, YOUKNOW, WE TALK ABOUTAPPROACHING HEAVEN AND

HELL IN A NON-THREATENINGWAY. HOW WOULD YOU SAYTHAT THAT COULD BE, UH,WITH SOMEONE JUST

WATCHING RIGHT NOW COULDBE REALLY, UH, EXERCISED. WELL, IT'S SURE TOUGH,ISN'T IT? BECAUSE WHAT WE

BELIEVE IS, UH, SO--UM, IT'S SODRASTIC. YEAH. LIKE WE BELIEVE THAT

JESUS IS THE ONLY WAY TOHAVE ETERNAL LIFE. ABSOLUTELY. AND, UM, I THINK THAT, UH,

WE HAVE TO BE, UH, YOUKNOW, GENTLE ANDRESPECTFUL, BUT THERE--THERE IS A CERTAIN URGENCY,

IT'S BECAUSE OF OUR LOVETHAT WE SHARE IT. ISN'T IT,BRIAN? WE'RE NOT SHARINGTHIS BECAUSE WE'RE TRYING

TO, UH, DEMEAN PEOPLE OR TOJUDGE THEM. RIGHT. WE'RE JUST SAYING WE

BELIEVE THIS IS THE TRUTHAND PLEASE, WOULD YOU JUSTEXAMINE IT? WOULD YOUTAKE A LITTLE BIT OF TIME

AND HAVE A LOOK? YEAH. AND SEE FOR YOURSELF IFTHIS JESUS MIGHT BE THE

ANSWER. YOU KNOW, AS A PASTORWHAT I TELL PEOPLE IN MYCONGREGATIONS AND ACROSS

THE COUNTRY IS LIFESTYLEEVANGELISM, YOU KNOW, YOUCAN HEAR OR YOU CAN SEE AMESSAGE BETTER THAN YOU

CAN HEAR A MESSAGE. AND,UM, THE REALITY, THE BIBLESAYS IN JUDE 1:23 THAT SOMEWITH FEAR AND TREMBLING

AND OTHERS HATING THE VERYGARMENTS THAT DEFILE THEFLESH. SO IT'S NOT ONE SIZETHAT FITS ALL, BUT IT'S--IT'S

BOTH AND. AND IT'S REALLYYOUR LIFE THAT SPEAKS JOHN1:14. WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.(MUSIC)

WELCOME BACK, UP NEXT, AMAN SUSPENDED BETWEEN LIFEAND DEATH. THIS IS WHATGEOFFREY THOMPSON SAW AS

HE FLOATED ABOVE THEOPERATING TABLE. LAW PRACTICE IS ASTRESSFUL ENVIRONMENT AND

YOU'RE DEALING WITH A LOTOF VERY DIFFICULTSITUATIONS. I USED TO WAKEUP WITH A KNOT IN MY

STOMACH EVERY MORNINGFEELING THAT STRESS. HE JUST WAS BURDENED BYWORK. I MEAN, IT WAS

ALWAYS ON HIS MIND. YOUKNOW, IT WAS A HARD THINGFOR HIM TO TURN OFF ON THEWEEKENDS OR--OR TO GET

AWAY FROM IT. I WAS JUST FOCUSED SOINTENTLY ON MY CAREER THATI WAS LETTING WHAT'S REALLY

IMPORTANT FALL BY THE WAYSIDE. GEOFFREY THOMPSON'S LAWPRACTICE DIDN'T TAKE JUST

HIS TIME AND ENERGY. THEFAST PACE AND THE CONSTANTSTRESS ALSO TOOK A TOLL ONHIS BODY.

I MAINTAINED THAT STRESSAND IT CONTINUED TO WORKON ME AND IT ALSO CONTINUEDTO WORK ON MY BODY. AND

EVENTUALLY, IT BROKE DOWN.I BEGAN HAVING STOMACHPAINS, SEVERE STOMACH PAINSTHAT I INITIALLY I--I JUST HAD

NO IDEA WHAT IT WAS. ITHOUGHT I HAD AN APPENDIXRUPTURE. GEOFFREY HAD DEVELOPED

DIVERTICULITIS, A PAINFULCONDITION THAT ATTACKS THEINTESTINAL WALL. MONTHS OFNATURAL TREATMENTS HAD

FAILED. AND HIS CONDITIONHAD BECOME SO ADVANCED,HE NEEDED SURGERY TOREMOVE PART OF HIS

INTESTINE. BUT WHAT LOOKEDLIKE A TEXTBOOK OPERATIONLEFT HIM SUSPENDED BETWEENLIFE AND DEATH.

AND I WOKE UP TO ASURGEON PULLING A SHEET OFFOF MY STOMACH. AND AS ILOOKED DOWN, I KNEW

IMMEDIATELY SOMETHING WASTERRIBLY WRONG. AND THEN ILOOKED INTO THE SURGEON'SEYES AND I COULD SEE

CONCERN ON HIS FACE. HE HAD BEENHEMORRHAGING FOR ALMOST24 HOURS. AND THEY HAD

CONTINUALLY GIVEN HIMBLOOD BUT IT WASHEMORRHAGING INTO HISABDOMEN AND THEY DIDN'T

KNOW IT INTO HIS STOMACH. ITWAS FRIGHTENING. I'VE NEVERSEEN ANYONE SO--SO PALETHAT HIS--HIS LIPS WERE JUST

COMPLETELY WHITE. MY INTERNAL CLOCK TOLDME THAT I WAS GETTING READYTO DIE AND I ONLY HAD A FEW

SECONDS OF CONSCIOUSNESSLEFT. I REACHED UP TO GRABMY WIFE. I WAS JUST WANTINGTO TELL HER HOW MUCH I

LOVED HER AND TELL HERTHAT I WAS GETTING READY TOLEAVE HER. AND--AND I WENT TO HIM.

AND IT WAS RIGHT AFTER THATI LOST HIM. YOU KNOW, ICOULD TELL. HE--HE LEFT.AND HE TOOK MY HAND AND

THEN HE WAS GONE. AND MY LIFE CAME TO MYCENTER TORSO AND I BEGAN TORISE OUT OF MY BODY UP INTO

THAT ROOM. EVERYTHING WASGOING HAY WIRE DOWN BELOWME. THEY WERE SAYING I'MGOING TO LOSE HIM.

THEY WERE DOINGEVERYTHING THEY KNEW TO--TO KEEP HIM ALIVE AT THATPOINT.

IT LOOKED LIKE IT WAS ADISASTER GOING ON. BUT ITWAS THE SWEETEST DAY OF MYLIFE. I NEVER HAD ANY PAIN

AND I NEVER HAD ANY FEAR. AS GEOFFREY'S SPIRITHOVERED ABOVE HIS BODY, ALIGHT APPEARED.

IT WAS THE MOSTBEAUTIFUL THING I HAD EVERSEEN. IT STARTED IN THECENTER OF THE ROOM TOWARD

THE CEILING AND BEGAN TOFILTER OUT INTO THAT ROOMAND I WAS IMMEDIATELYDRAWN TO IT. AND AS IT

BEGAN TO HIT OBJECTS IN THATROOM, COLOR CAME FLOODINGOUT LIKE I'VE NEVER SEENBEFORE. MY SENSES BECAME

ENHANCED. I COULD SEEEVERYTHING IN THAT ROOMWITH PERFECT CLARITY. THEREWAS AN ENTIRE DIMENSION

THAT WE JUST SIMPLY DON'TSEE ON EARTH. I'VE NEVERBEEN MORE ALIVE THAN I WASIN THAT MOMENT. IT WAS

INCREDIBLE. I SUDDENLY HADAN OVERWHELMING SENSE OFGOD'S PRESENCE, OF HIS LOVE,OF HIS PEACE, OF HIS JOY. THE

THING THAT WAS JUST SOINCREDIBLE TO ME IS HOW THEMAKER OF THIS UNIVERSE WHOCAN MAKE THE SUN, THE MOON,

AND THE STARS IN THIS EARTHAND US CAN COME DOWN ANDHOLD ME AND COMFORT MEAND LOVE ME AS IF I'M THE

ONLY PERSON IN THEUNIVERSE. AND I REMEMBERTHINKING ABOUT THEPRODIGAL SON, THAT'S WHAT

CAME TO MIND FOR ME. THATLONG-LOST SON THAT HADGONE OUT AND STRAYED ANDHE HAD COME BACK HOME.

AND HIS FATHER WAS COMINGOUT TO HOLD HIM AND TOLOVE HIM AND TO WELCOMEHIM BACK. THAT'S WHAT WAS

HAPPENING TO ME. IT'S THESWEETEST LOVE THERE IS. ITOLD HIM I WANTED TO GOWITH HIM. AND THEN I HAD A

FLEETING THOUGHT. BUTWHAT ABOUT MADELINE MYWIFE AND WHAT ABOUT WILL?MY SWEET WIFE IS JUST

FALLING APART DOWN BELOWME AND I'D NEVER SEEN HERTHAT WAY AND I'M UP HERE INCOMPLETE COMFORT, IN

COMPLETE PEACE, INCOMPLETE JOY. AND THEN GODTOLD ME INTERNALLY I WASGOING TO GO BACK. AND I

REMEMBERED JOLTING IN MYBED AND I OPENED MY EYESAND WHEN I OPENED MY EYES,I'M LOOKING AT THE SURGEON

AND HE'S SAYING I'M LOSINGHIM, WE'VE GOT TO GET HIMBACK IN SURGERY. GEOFFREY WAS RUSHED

BACK INTO SURGERY WHEREDOCTORS STOPPED THEBLEEDING. WHEN HE FINALLYREGAINED CONSCIOUSNESS,

GEOFFREY HAD A NEWUNDERSTANDING OF GOD'SAMAZING LOVE AND PRESENCEIN HIS LIFE.

GOD LOVES YOU MORE THANYOU'VE EVER KNOWN. HEKNOWS YOUR CIRCUMSTANCES.HE--HE KNOWS WHAT YOU'RE

GOING THROUGH. I USED TOWAKE UP WITH A KNOT IN MYSTOMACH. I WAKE UP WITH JOYIN MY HEART. I KNOW HE'S

WITH ME. YOU CAN'T GOTHROUGH SOMETHING LIKETHAT AND NOT BE A CHANGEDMAN.

HE HAS A PEACE ABOUT HIM.HE'S A VERY--A VERYPEACEFUL AND VERYCENTERED. HE'S REALLY NOT

FEARFUL OF ANYTHING NOW. GEOFFREY'S RECOVERY WASLONG AND DIFFICULT, BUT THEPEACE, JOY, AND LOVE OF GOD

HE FOUND ON THE DAY HEFACED DEATH IS NOW WITH HIMIN EVERYTHING HE DOES. THERE'S A PEACE AND A

LOVE THERE LIKE I CAN'TDESCRIBE TO YOU. AND--ANDIT'S--IT'S AN ENTIRELYDIFFERENT WAY OF LIVING.

I'VE NEVER ENJOYED LIVINGMORE AND--AND I UNDERSTANDNOW WHAT'S REALLYIMPORTANT. I WANT TO LIVE

FOR GOD. AND I PRAY THATHE'LL GIVE ME THEOPPORTUNITY TO CONTINUE TODO THAT.

(MUSIC) I JUST LOVE GEOFFREY'SHEART. YOU KNOW, AS ALAWYER WORKING 70, 80 HOURS

A WEEK, I MEAN, YOU KNOW, ITWAS SO POWERFUL JUSTLISTENING TO HIM TALK ABOUTHIS CAREER, IT WAS

EVERYTHING AND THEN ALL OFA SUDDEN WHEN HE SAW GOD,THAT PALED IN COMPARISONAND THEN GOD BECAME

EVERYTHING IN HIS LIFE. ANDHE SAID GOD INFUSEDTHOUGHTS INTO HIS--HIS VERYBEING. AND, YOU KNOW, ISN'T

THAT HOW GOD DOES IT? IMEAN, HE DOESN'T NEED THETECHNOLOGY, HE DOESN'TNEED TO COME TO YOU AND

SAY, YOU KNOW, WITH--WITHTHIS PARTICULAR WAY ORTHAT WAY, BUT HE CAN REACHYOU BECAUSE HE KNOWS

EXACTLY WHERE YOU ARE.THE BIBLE SAYS SOMETHING SOPOWERFUL. AND I--I HOPE YOUGET THIS. IN ISAIAH CHAPTER

55 VERSE 8, IT SAYS MYTHOUGHTS ARE NOT YOURTHOUGHTS AND MY WAYS ARENOT YOUR WAYS. FOR AS THE

HEAVENS ARE HIGHER THANTHE EARTH, SO ARE MY WAYSHIGHER THAN YOURS. AND MYTHOUGHTS THAN YOUR

THOUGHTS. THAT WHOLE--THAT WHOLE PASSAGE TALKSABOUT GOD'S LOVE FOR YOU.AND HE SAYS COME TO ME

RIGHT NOW AND I BELIEVETHAT SOMEONE RIGHT NOW ISWATCHING THAT AND SAYINGI'VE BEEN WAITING FOR THIS

AND JUST NEEDING PROOF.TODAY IS YOUR PROOF.1-855-759-0700. SO TRUE, BRIAN. I

ABSOLUTELY BEAR WITNESSWITH WHAT YOU'RE SAYINGTHAT THERE'S SOMEBODY OUTTHERE AND THEY SAY THAT

STORY, THAT'S LIKE SOMEBODYWAS LOOKING INTO MY LIFEAND TELLING MY STORY. IT'SNOT TOO LATE. GOD IS

CALLING YOU TODAY. HEKNOWS YOUR NAME. BRIANAND I DON'T KNOW YOUR NAMERIGHT NOW BUT GOD KNOWS

YOUR NAME. HE KNOWS YOURSTORY, YOUR PURPOSE, YOURDESTINY, WHY YOU WERECREATED. AND IF YOU DON'T

FEEL LIKE YOU'VE BEENWALKING IN IT, YOU KNOWWHAT? ALL YOU HAVE TO DO ISJUST SURRENDER. WE SIMPLY

SURRENDER WHAT WE HAVE.NOT OUR PERFECTION BECAUSEWE DON'T HAVE ANYPERFECTION. WE JUST TAKE

ALL OF THE MESS AND THEWAY THAT WE FAILED AND WEGIVE IT TO HIM AND GODTURNS IT INTO SOMETHING

BEAUTIFUL. WE DON'T KNOW YOURNAME BUT I'D LOVE TO KNOWYOUR NAME AND I BELIEVE

THIS IS YOUR TIME AS WELL. IFTHAT WITNESSES IN YOURHEART RIGHT NOW, WHY DON'TYOU CALL THAT NUMBER ON

THE SCREEN? BECAUSE THEREARE PRAYER PARTNERSSTANDING BY. WE REALLYENJOY BEING WITH YOU AND

WE LOOK FORWARD TO BEINGWITH YOU ALL AGAIN REALSOON. UNTIL NEXT TIME, I'M

LAURA-LYNN TYLERTHOMPSON. AND I'M BRIAN WARREN.HAVE A GREAT DAY CANADA.

GOD BLESS YOU. TO CONTACT US, PHONE 1-855-759-0700 OR BY E-MAILCBA@700CLUB.CA OR MAIL

CHRISTIAN BROADCASTINGASSOCIATES INCORPORATE,THE 700 CLUB CANADA P.O. BOX700 SCARBOROUGH ONTARIO

M1S4T4 OR VISIT US AT

EMBED THIS VIDEO

Related Podcasts


Log in or create an account to post a comment.  

CBN.com | Do You Know Jesus? | Privacy Notice | Prayer Requests | Support CBN | Contact Us | Feedback
© 2012 Christian Broadcasting Network