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The 700 Club - March 20, 2013

NFL lineman Israel Idonije shares about his faith and football career with CBN Sports' Shawn Brown. Plus, a car accident left Randy Lawrence with sciatic nerve damage that only God could heal. Read Transcript


PAIN SHOT FROM THE TOP OF

MY HEAD ALL THE WAY DOWN.

Lee: A WICKED CASE OF

WHIPLASH, YEARS OF

PROBLEMS.

LITERALLY, I COULD

PROBABLY MOVE IT ABOUT THAT

FAR.

Lee: ANN INSTANT

MIRACLE.

I HAD NOT HAD THAT KIND

OF RELIEF IN YEARS.

Lee: PLUS, THEPRAYER

THAT MADE AN NFL STAR.

I'M GOING TO COMMIT MY

LIFE TO CHANGE THE WORLD

AROUND ME FOR THE BETTER.

*

Pat: WELL, WELCOME,

FOLKS, TO THIS EDITION OF

"THE 700 CLUB."

OUR PRESIDENT IS IN ISRAEL

TODAY, AND HE SAYS AMERICA

IS ITS STRONGEST ALLY AND

GREATEST FRIEND.

Kristi: THE PRESIDENT

PROMISED THAT THE UNITED

STATES IS COMMITTED TO

ISRAEL.

CHRIS MITCHELL WAS THERE AND

HE TELLS US WHAT ELSE TO

EXPECT.

Reporter: PRESIDENT

OBAMA STEPPED OFF AIR FORCE

1 IN TEL AVIV, AND EXPRESSED

HIS GREETINGS TO THE ISRAELI

PEOPLE.

President Obama: THANK

YOU VERY MUCH.

IT IS WONDERFUL TO BE HERE.

Reporter: SOME HAVE

CALLED IT A CHARM

OFFENSIVE.

OBAMA SAYS THIS IS HIS

CHANCE TO CONNECT WITH THE

ISRAELI PEOPLE.

President Obama: I SEE

THIS VISIT AS AN OPPORTUNITY

TO REAFFIRM THE UNBREAKABLE

BOND BETWEEN OUR NATIONS, TO

RESTATE AMERICA'S UNWAVERING

COMMITMENT TO ISRAEL'S

SECURITY, AND TO SPEAK

DIRECTLY TO THE PEOPLE OF

ISRAEL AND TO YOUR

NEIGHBORS.

IT MAKES YOU FEEL BETTER,

FOR HIM TO COME TO ISRAEL

AND FEEL HOW IT REALLY IS,

AND TO BE FRIENDS WITH US.

IF HE THINKS HE IS GOING

TO COME HERE AND DICTATE TO

US HOW WE SHOULD GO ABOUT

SECURITY ISSUES AND PEACE

WITH THE PALESTINIANS, STAY

AT HOME.

HOME.

I'M EXCITED.

Reporter: BUT FOR MANY

ANALYSTS, THE PRESIDENT'S

TIMING SEEMS A BIT ODD.

THERE IS CERTAINLY NO

PALESTINIAN LEADERSHIP

REPRESENTING THE

PALESTINIANS.

Reporter: AND WITH

OBAMA ARRIVING LESS THAN A

WEEK BEFORE PASSOVER, SOME

ISRAELIS LIKEN TO NETANYAHU

VISITING THE U.S. ON

CHRISTMAS EVE.

BECAUSE HE HAS ANNOUNCED

HE IS COMING, AND BECAUSE

ISRAEL AND THE U.S. ARE THE

BEST OF FRIENDS, AND SO

HE'LL BE VERY WELCOME.

Reporter: FROM THE

START, BOTH ISRAEL AND THE

U.S. DOWNPLAYED ANY IDEA OF

MAJOR BREAKTHROUGHS.

THE PRESIDENT IS NOT

COMING AS PREVIOUS

PRESIDENTS HAVE, EITHER TO

LOBBY FOR A SPECIFIC POLICY

IN THE WAY THAT ONLY U.S.

PRESIDENTS CAN DO, OR TO

TAKE A VICTORY LAP UPON THE

SUCCESS OF A POLICY.

Reporter: STILL, THERE

IS NEED FOR SERIOUS

DISCUSSION.

I THINK IRAN IS PROBABLY

THE BIGGEST ISSUE, AND

PRESUME OBAMA WILLSAY THE

SAME THINGS HE HAS BEEN

SAYING.

Reporter: AND THEN

THERE IS THE STALLED

ISRAEL-PALESTINIAN PEACE

PROCESS.

PRESIDENT OBAMA IS SCHEDULED

TO VISIT RAMALLAH ON

THURSDAY.

AND THE PALESTINIANS SHOW

THEIR DISAPPOINTMENT WITH

THE PRESIDENT'S FIRST TERM

BY TRASHING A GIANT OBAMA

POSTER.

HE DOESN'T DO ANYTHING

FOR THE PEOPLE.

HE JUST TALKS AND DOESN'T DO

ANYTHING.

I THINK THERE IS NO HELP

FROM OBAMA FOR OUR

SITUATION.

WE'VE GOT HOPE, YOU

KNOW?

ALWAYS, WE'VE GOT HOPE.

IN THIS TRIP.

Reporter: ONE ANALYST

SAYS IT MAY TURN OUT THE

MOST IMPORTANT PART OF THE

VISIT IS THAT IT HAPPENED.

CHRIS MITCHELL, CBN NEWS,

TEL AVIV.

Pat: WELL, I THINK THE

ISRAELIS WILL BE ON GOOD

BEHAVIOR, AND PROBABLY THE

PALESTINIANS WILL AS WELL.

THE QUESTION, THOUGH, IS NOT

THE RHETORIC.

HE IS GREAT AT RHETORIC.

WE HAVE A PRESIDENT WHO CAN

REALLY MAKE SPEECHES.

THE QUESTION IS THE POLICY

IMPLEMENTATION.

THAT'S WHAT YOU'VE GOT TO

WATCH.

AND I'M SURE THAT'S WHAT THE

ISRAELIS ARE WATCHING.

WHILE THE PRESIDENT IS

TALKING ABOUT PEACE IN

ISRAEL, THE AMERICAN

MILITARY MAY GET INVOLVED IN

WAR IN ANOTHER COUNTRY IN

THE MIDDLE EAST.

LEE WEBB HASTHAT STORY.

Lee: PAT, THE AMERICAN

MILITARY COMMANDER IN EUROPE

SAYS NATO IS PLANNING FOR

POSSIBLE FOR MILITARY ACTION

IN SYRIA.

LINDSAY GRAHAM SAYS THE U.S.

SHOULD BE PREPARED TO SEND

IN TROOPS TO SECURE SYRIA'S

CHEMICAL WEAPONS.

THEY SAY THERE IS A HIGH

PROBABILITY THAT THE SYRIAN

GOVERNMENT USED CHEMICAL

WEAPONS ON TUESDAY.

PRESIDENT OBAMA HAS SAID

USING OR TRANSFERRING THOSE

WEAPONS WOULD BE HIS RED

LINE FOR MILITARY

INTERVENTION IN SYRIA.

HERE AT HOME, HOUSING STARTS

ARE ON THE RISE AGAIN.

THEY JUMPED LAST MONTH TO

THEIR HIGHEST RATES SINCE

2008.

ANALYSTS ARE SAYING THAT A

HOUSING RECOVERY WOULD BE A

BOOST FOR THE OVERALL

ECONOMY AND INCREASE THE

NUMBER OF JOBS.

BUT THE HOUSING MARKET STILL

HAS A LONG WAY TO GO TO GET

BACK TO WHERE ITBEFORE

THE RECESSION.

HOUSING STARTS AREN'T EVEN

HALF OF WHAT THEY WERE

BEFORE THE RECESSION.

CYPRUS LAWMAKERS REJECTED A

PLAN TO SEIZE UP TO 10% OF

BANK DEPOSITS.

THE MONEY WOULD HAVE BEEN

USED TO PARTLY FUND AN

EMERGENCY BAILOUT.

MANY PEOPLE SUPPORTED THE

VOTE AND ARE CAUTIOUSLY

CELEBRATING THAT DECISION

TODAY.

OTHERS, HOWEVER, WORRY THAT

REJECTING THE TAX COULD MAIN

THAT THE BAILOUT COULD FAIL

AND LEAD TO A FINANCIAL

DISASTER IN CYPRUS.

CYPRUS NEEDS NEARLY

16 BILLION EUROS TO BAIL OUT

ITS BANKS AND SHORE OF

GOVERNMENT FINANCES.

EUROPEAN COUNTRIES AND THE

INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

PLEDGED TO PROVIDE

$10 BILLION IN RESCUE LOANS,

BUT CYPRUS HAS TO COME UP

WITH THE REST.

PAT, WHERE IS THIS HEADED,

DO YOU THINK?

Pat: I THINK THAUR

GOING TO MAKE AN INITIATIVE

TOWARDS RUSSIA, TO ASK FOR A

LOAN.

IN EXCHANGE, THEY HAVE SOME

VERY, VERY VALUABLE OIL AND

GAS PROPERTIES OFF THEIR

COAST.

AND THEY'RE GOING TO SAY,

WE'LL TRADE THOSE PROPERTIES

IN EXCHANGE FOR FIVE BILLION

EUROS, OR WHATEVER THEY'RE

LOOKING FOR.

I THINK THERE IS A LITTLE

BIT OF MONEY THEY NEED, SEED

MONEY, IN ORDER TO GET THE

BIG LOAN FROM THE BANKS IN

EUROPE.

SO WE'LL SEE WHAT HAPPENS.

BUT THAT MOVE THEY MADE WAS

DREADFULLY UNPOPULAR, AND I

THINK IT SENT SHOCKWAVES

THROUGHOUT THE INTERNATIONAL

COMMUNITY.

BECAUSE THAT MEANT EVERY

BANK WAS SUSPECT, AND THE

BANKS IN PORTUGAL, AND THE

BANKS IN IRELAND AND SO

FORTH, WERE SUSPECT, AND

THAT WAS NOT THE KIND OF

MESSAGE THAT THE CYPRIOT

BANKS NEED TO SEND.

LEE?

Lee: THE SENATE'S GUN

CONTROL BILL WILL NOT

INCLUDE A BAN ON ASSAULT

WEAPONS.

DEMOCRATS HAVE PRESSED FOR

THE BAN SINCE THE DECEMBER

MURDERS AT AN ELEMENTARY

SCHOOL IN NEWTON,

CONNECTICUT.

BUT HARRY REID SAYS THE

MEASURE DOES NOT HAVE THE

VOTES TO MAKE THE OUT OF THE

JUDICIARY COMMITTEE OR EVEN

PASS A FULL SENATE VOTE.

I AM NOT DRYING TO PUT

SOMETHING ON THE FLOOR THAT

WON'T SUCCEED.

I WANT SOMETHING THAT WILL

SUCCEED.

I THINK THE WORST OF ALL

WORLDS IS TO BRING SOMETHING

TO THE FLOOR AND IT DIES

THERE.

Lee: REID SAYS HE IS

STILL PUSHING FON THE GUN

CONTROL BILL TO INCLUDE

EXTENDED BACKGROUND CHECKS

AND A LIMIT ON MAGAZINE

SIZES.

BUT IT HAS LED TO AN UP

SURGE IN SALES.

IT MAY SURPRISE YOU TO LEARN

THAT THE FASTEST GROWING

SEGMENT OF U.S. GUN BUYERS

IS WOMEN.

AS ANDREA GARRETT REPORTS,

THAT FACT IS NOT LOST ON THE

PEOPLE WHO OWN GUN STORES

AND SHOOTING RANGES.

Reporter: IN

ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO,

THIS STORE HAS EVEN A 40%

SURGE IN FEMALE COSTUMERS IN

TWO YEARS.

IT IS SOMEWHAT EMPOWERING

FOR A WOMAN TO BE ABLE TO

PROTECT HERSELF WIT THIS

TOOL.

Reporter: LINDSAY

TEACHES A LADIES-ONLY

CLASS.

WE DON'T GO INTO

SHOTGUNS.

WE STICK WITH JUST

HANDGUNS.

Reporter: IT IS A TREND

REFLECTED ACROSS THE

COUNTRY.

IN 2005, JUST 13% OF GUN

OWNERS WERE WOMEN.

TODAY THAT NUMBER IS 23%, A

77% INCREASE IN THE LAST

SEVEN YEARS.

WHILE WOMEN ARE SHOWING MORE

INTEREST IN SHOOTING SPORTS

THESE DAYS, MOST WOMEN WILL

TELL YOU THEY'RE BUYING A

GUN FOR ANOTHER REASON:

SELF-DEFENSE.

SHE SAYS MANY OF HER

STUDENTS ARE SINGLE WOMEN,

AS WELL AS SINGLE MOMS, WHO

DON'T THINK PEPPERSPRAYS OR

WHISTLES OFFER ENOUGH

PROTECTION.

ESPECIALLY THOSE SINGLE

WOMEN WHO ARE BY

THEMSELVES.

THEY WANT TO MAKE SURE THEY

CAN HANDLE WHAT THEY NEED TO

HANDLE.

IF I NEEDED IT, IT WOULD

BE THERE AS A LAST RESORT.

Reporter: ANDREA

GARRETT, CBN NEWS.

Lee: I TAUGHT ALL OF

THREE OF MY SONS TO SHOOT,

AND MY DAUGHTER IS WAITING

FOR ME TO TAKE HER OUT TO

THE RANGE.

Pat: THAT'S

SURPRISING.

KRISTI, DO YOU KNOW HOW TO

HANDLE A GUN?

Kristi: VERY WELL.

EVEN WHEN I WAS IN COLLEGE,

I TOOK SOME R.O.T.C. CLASSES

AND WAS THE BEST FEMALE

SHOT.

Pat: WERE YOU REALLY?

Kristi: YES.

MANY, MANY TIMES I HAVE GONE

TO THE RANGE AND LOVE IT.

Pat: SO YOU'RE A TOUGH

LADY?

Kristi: BROTHER, DON'T

MESS WITH ME, I'M JUST

SAYING.

Pat: TALK ABOUT THE

GREAT EQUALIZER, THIS IS

IT.

LEE?

Lee: PAT, TODAY MAY BE

THE FIRST DAY OF SPRING, BUT

WINTER ISN'T GOING OUT

QUIETLY.

MILLIONS OF AMERICANS ARE IN

THE PATH OF A NEW STORM, AND

IT IS BRINGING MORE SNOW,

ICE, AND EVEN TORNADOES.

CHARLENE ISRAEL HAS THAT

STORY.

Reporter: NEW

ENGLANDERS WELCOMED SPRING

WITH AS MUCH AS 16 INCHES OF

SNOW.

I THOUGHT WE WERE DONE

WITH THIS, BUT I GUESS NOT.

WE'RE SICK OF IT.

Reporter: IN THE

NORTHEAST, IT IS BRINGING

DANGEROUS, ICY CONDITIONS,

SENDING CARS SLIDING ACROSS

ROADS.

THIS IS BAD.

I GO ABOUT 10 MILES AN OUR

WITH FLASHERS ON.

Reporter: IN THE

NORTHEAST, CARS WEREN'T

SLIDING OFF THE ROAD, BUT

BEING BLOWN OFF.

IT LEFT THOUSANDS WITHOUT

POWER IN ALABAMA AND

GEORGIA.

WE HAVE DOWNED POWER

LINES AND WE WANT TO MAKE

SURE EVERYBODY IS SAFE.

Reporter: SCHOOLS

ACROSS THE NORTHEAST REMAINS

CLOSED TODAY.

MANY DISTRICTS ADDING DAYS

TO THEIR CALENDAR TO MAKE UP

FOR THOSE MISSED FROM SNOW.

NEW ENGLAND HAS ALREADY

RECEIVED 100 INCHES THIS

SEASON.

SO MUCH FOR THE GROUND

HOG.

I THINK HE GOT THAT ONE

WRONG.

Lee: AND THAT STORM

SYSTEM ALSO HIT OTHER PARTS

OF THE NORTHERN U.S.

AS MUCH AS TWO FEET OF SNOW

HAD BEEN PREDICTED FOR THE

UPPER AREA OF MICHIGAN.

SUGARY DRINKS HAVE BEEN

LINKED TO 80,000 DEATHS

AROUND THE WORLD, AND 25,000

DEATHS HERE IN THE U.S.

IT ECHOES OTHER STUDIES THAT

SUGGEST THAT SUGAR-SWEETENED

DRINKS ARE HAZARDOUS TO YOUR

HEALTH.

BUT SOME CRITICIZED THE

STUDY, CALLING IT MORE

SENSATIONALISM THAN

SCIENCE.

THEY SAY IT DOES NOT PROVE

THAT IT CAUSES DIABETES,

HEART DISEASE, OR CANCER.

WE WANT TO EMPHASIZE THERE

ARE PROBABLY OTHER LINKS TO

THIS SORT OF THING.

FOLKS WHO ARE DRINKING THESE

LARGE, SUGARY DRINKS, PAT,

PROBABLY HAVE OTHER FACTORS

AS WELL THAT LEAD TO BAD

HEALTH.

Pat: THEY DO.

BUT THIS CERTAINLY ADDS TO

IT.

IF YOU GULP DOWN A BIG GULP

EVERY DAY, IT WON'T BE LONG

BEFORE YOU'VE TAKEN INTO

YOUR SYSTEM SO MUCH SUGAR.

IT IS THE SUGAR THAT DOES

IT.

ON THE OTHER HAND, THIS

EQUAL AND NUTRISWEET, THAT'S

DEATH.

THOSE DIET DRINKS ARE

REALLY, IN MY OPINION, WORSE

THAN THE ONES THAT HAVE THE

SUGAR IN THEM.

WE'LL TALK ABOUT THAT LATER

ON.

WE HAVE A HEALTH SEGMENT,

AND WE'RE GOING TO TALK

ABOUT A STUDY FROM YALE

UNIVERSITY.

I JUST READ IN THE ALUMNI

MAGAZINE TODAY, A STUDY

TALKING ABOUT SUCROSE AND

FRUCTOSE.

AND I'LL TELL YOU WHAT THEY

FOUND.

Kristi: WE CAN LOOK

FORWARD TO THAT.

NO PESTICIDES ON THE

PRODUCE, NO TRANS-FAT, AND

NOTA TRACE OF HIGH FRUCTOSE

CORN SYRUP IN THE ENTIRE

GROCERY STORE.

WE'RE GOING TO TELL YOU

WHERE IT IS, AND WE'LL ALLOW

YOU TO MEET THE MAN BEHIND

THIS BOOMING BUSINESS WHEN

WE COME BACK.

*

Pat: YOU HEAR ABOUT IT

ALL OF THE TIME, ARTIFICIAL

FATS, TRANS-FATS,

SWEETENERS, COLORS.

MUCH OF AMERICA'S FOOD

SUPPLY, THEY SAY, IS FAKE.

AND IT CAN BE VERY HARD TO

WEED OUT THOSE UNHEALTHY

FOODS.

BUT HEALTH REPORTER LORI

JOHNSON TAKES US TO A STORE

THAT MAKES IT SIMPLE.

HERE IS LORI.

AMERICANS ARE BECOMING

SICK AND TIRED OF EATING

FOOD THAT MAKES US SICK AND

TIRED.

THAT'S WHY BUSINESSES IS

BOOMING AT WHOLE FOODS

MARKET.

ONE NATIONWIDE GROCER TRYING

TO SET ITSELF APART FROM THE

REST.

AS YOU CAN SEE, THE

SELECTION HERE IS HUGE, BUT

THE REASON SO MANY PEOPLE

SHOP AT WHOLE FOODS IS

BECAUSE OF WHAT IS NOT

HERE.

FIRST, NO PESTICIDES ON THE

PRODUCE.

IT'S ORGANIC.

NO TRANS-FATS, NOT EVEN IN

THE PACKAGED FOODS OR IN THE

BAKERY.

NOTHE SOUP OR

ANYTHING ELSE, FOR THAT

MATTER.

AND HERE IS A BIGGIE, NOT A

TRACE OF HIG HIGH FRUCTOSE

CORN SYRUP ANYWHERE IN THE

STORE.

WHY THE BOLD DEPARTURE FROM

TYPICAL GROCERY STORE FAIR?

ACCORDING TO THE FOUNDER,

JOHN MACKIE, IT IS SIMPLE.

WE WANT TO HELP HEAL

AMERICA.

Reporter: AND AMERICA

WANTS TO BE HEALED.

WE'RE OVERFED AND

UNDERNOURISHED, AND

PROCESSED FOOD IS JUST NOT

GOOD FOR US.

ALMOST EVERYTHING IN HERE

HAS UNDER 10 DIFFERENT

INGREDIENTS IN IT, AS

OPPOSED TO A REGULAR STORE,

WHICH HAS 20 OR 30

INGREDIENTS IN IT.

MACKIE STARTED WHOLE

FOODS BACK IN 1980 IN HIS

HOME TOWN OF AUSTIN, TEXAS.

FROM THAT ONE TINY STORE

GREW HUNDREDS ALL ACROSS

AMERICA.

RAKING IN ANNUAL SALES OF

$12 BILLION.

IN THAT AREA, MACKIE ALSO

TOOK AN UNUSUAL STEP.

HE STOPPED TAKING A SALARY

AND STOCK OPTIONS YEARS

AGO.

I'VE MADE ENOUGH MONEY.

I JUST REALLY WANTED TO WORK

FOR SERVICE.

AND I DIDN'T WANT THERE TO

BE THE ACCUSATION THAT IT

WAS ABOUT SOME TYPE OF

PERSONAL GAIN.

Reporter: WHOLE FOODS

MARKET HAS MADE THE LIST OF

FORTUNE'S BEST COMPANIES TO

WORK FOR FOR 16 CONSECUTIVE

YEARS.

AMONG OTHER THINGS,

EMPLOYEES GET A 20%

DISCOUNT, 30% IF THEY'RE

HEALTHY.

BUT CONSIDER THIS, WHAT IF

INSTEAD OF 30 YEARS AGO,

JOHN MACKIE STARTED WHOLE

FOODS TODAY?

WOULD IT STILL BE THE SAME

SUCCESS STORY?

NO, ACCORDING TO MACKIE,

BECAUSE THE NEW ATTITUDE IN

WASHINGTON DEMONIZES

BUSINESSES, MAKING IT NEARLY

IMPOSSIBLE FOR START-UP

COMPANIES TO GET ON THEIR

FEET.

THERE IS SO MUCH MORE RED

TAPE.

CORPORATE INCOME TAX IN THE

UNITED STATES IS THE HIGHEST

IN THE ENTIRE WORLD.

Reporter: IN HIS NEW

BOOK, "CONSCIOUS

CAPITALISM," HE CALLS A FREE

MARKET THE KEY TO

PROSPERITY, BUT THE OBAMA

ADMINISTRATION IS IMPOSING

THE EXACT OPPOSITE.

I'M VERY CONCERNED ABOUT

IT.

IN THE YEAR 2000, WE STILL

RANKED NUMBER THREE.

IN 2012, WE FELL DOWN TO

NUMBER 18.

YOU WANT TO KNOW WHY

UNEMPLOYMENT IS 7.9%, AND

PER CAPITA INCOME HAS

DECLINED OVER THE LAST

DECADE, YOU DON'T NEED TO

LOOK FURTHER THAN THAT

STATISTIC.

Reporter: HE SAYS FREE

MARKET HEALTH CARE WOULD

MAKE HEALTH CARE BETTER, BUT

OBAMACARE MAKES IT WORSE.

NOBODY KNOWS WHAT IT

COSTS WHEN YOU GO TO THE

DOCTOR.

THAT'S NOT COMPETITION.

I OFTEN JOKE I WISH I COULD

RUN WHOLE FOODS THAT WAY.

DON'T PUT ANY PRICES ON

ANYTHING THEY SELL.

PEOPLE GET TO THE REGISTERS,

AND PEOPLE SAY HOW MUCH IS

THAT GOING TO COST, AND WE

SAY, DON'T WORRY ABOUT IT.

WE'LL BILL YOUR INSURANCE

COMPANY.

THAT'S WHAT WE HAVE IN OUR

HEALTH CARE SYSTEM IN

AMERICA, PRETTY MUCH.

Reporter: WHILE JOHN

MACKIE WORKS TO PROVIDE GOOD

JOBS FOR THOUSANDS, HE IS

CONCERNED HE MAY BE A DYING

BREED.

GOVERNMENT INTERVENTION AND

THE DEMONIZATION OF BUSINESS

ARE STIFLING THE

ENTREPRENEURIAL SPIRIT,

WHICH HURTS EVERYONE.

LORI JOHNSON, CBN NEWS.

Pat: BOY, THAT'S A LONG

COMMERCIAL FOR WHOLE FOODS.

DO YOU SHOP THERE?

Kristi: I DO SHOP AT

WHOLE FOODS, AND I

ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT.

I HAVE ONE COMPLAINT, YOU

USED TO HAVE THESE WONDERFUL

PECAN ROLLS THAT MY MOM AND

DAD HAD IN NEW JERSEY --

Pat: THEY'RE NOT

HEALTHY.

Kristi: IT IS REAL

BUTTER AND REAL SUGAR --

Pat: AND ALL

FATTENING.

Kristi: MY GRANDMOTHER

WENT TO BE WITH THE LORD AT

95 YEARS OLD, AND THAT WOMAN

ATE, AND SHE ATE WELL.

SHE ATE THE REAL FAT AND THE

REAL BUTTER, AND SHE WAS

HEALTHY.

Pat: AMEN.

I SAID AT THE OUTSET OF

THIS, I WAS READING THE YALE

AL LUMALUMNI, WHICH I

HAPPEN TO BE ONE --

Kelley: I

Kristi: I DIDN'T GET

ONE -- THAT'S A JOKE.

Pat: AND IT SAID SOME

YALE RESEARCHERS HAD TAKEN A

SUBSTANTIAL GROUP OF PEOPLE

AND THEY FED ONE GROUP

SUCROSE.

AND THEY FED ANOTHER

FRUCTOSE, WHICH IS HIGH

FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP, BLAH,

BLAH, BLAH.

THE ONE WITH THE SUCROSE ATE

THAT AND THEY WERE

SATISFIED.

SACIATED.

THEY DIDN'T WANT ANYMORE.

THE ONES WITH THE FRUCTOSE,

THE HORMONES KICKED IN AND

MADE THEM HUNGIER.

CONSEQUENTLY, THAT IS ONE OF

THE FACTORS WHEN YOU PUT

HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP IN

ALMOST EVERYTHING WE EAT.

Kristi: EVERYTHING.

Pat: IT IS LIKE A

DRUG.

IT MAKES YOU -- I'VE SEEN

CORN -- THEY HAVE

COMMERCIALS SAYING CORN IS

CORN, IT DOESN'T MAKE ANY

DIFFERENCE, BLAH, BLAH,

BLAH, AND IT'S JUST NOT THE

CASE.

SO, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN,

WE'RE HERE TO TELL YOU THE

TRUTH.

THE UNVARNISHED TRUTH, THE

UNPOPULAR TRUTH.

DON'T TAKE AND INGEST HIGH

FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP.

BETTER JUST PLAIN OLD

SUGAR.

Kristi: I AGREE.

OR HONEY.

Pat: LIKE HER

GRANDMOTHER.

Kristi: NEXT, WE GO

FROM THE FOUNDER OF WHOLE

FOODS GROCERY STORE TO A MAN

IN SUCH AGONY, HE COULDN'T

EVEN LIFT HIS GROCERIES.

I COULDN'T EVEN CARRY TWO

SMALL BAGS OF GROCERIES INTO

THE HOUSE BECAUSE OF THE

PAIN, A HOT, SHOOTING,

BURNING PAIN.

Kristi: SEE HOW HE WAS

HEALED THROUGH THE POWER OF

PRAYER.

PLUS WE'LL BE PRAYING FOR

YOU AND YOUR NEEDS.

SO WHATEVER YOU DO, DON'T GO

AWAY.

Kristi: WELL, WENDY

LAWRENCE WAS IN A REAR-END

COLLISION, AND HE WAS STILL

SUFFERING PAIN 10 YEARS

LATER.

THEN ONE NIGHT, HE CAME HOME

FROM WORK, SAT DOWN IN FRONT

OF THE TV, AND WHEN HE STOOD

UP, HE WAS PAIN-FREE.

HERE IS EXACTLY HOW IT

HAPPENED.

MY WHOLE NECK SNAPPED

DOWN AND BACK UP AND JUST

PAIN SHOT FROM THE TOP OF MY

HEAD ALL THE WAY DOWN

THROUGH MY SPINE, DOWN MY

RIGHT LEG.

A HOT, SHOOTING, BURNING

PAIN.

Reporter: RANDY

LAWRENCE HAD JUST BEEN

REAR-ENDED BY AN S.U.V.

HE SUFFERED SEVERE INJURIES

TO HIS BACK, NECK, AND

SCIATIC NERVE.

THERE WAS JUST THIS

CONTINUED PAIN SHOOTING DOWN

MY LEG FROM THE PRESSURE ON

THE SCIATIC NERVE.

MY NECK WAS SO TIGHT THAT IT

WAS, LIKE, LITERALLY, I

COULD PROBABLY MOVE IT ABOUT

THAT FAR AND THAT WAS IT.

AT ONE POINT, I COULDN'T

EVEN CARRY TWO SMALL BAGS OF

GROCERIES INTO THE HOUSE

BECAUSE OF THE PAIN.

Reporter: 10 MONTHS OF

THERAPY BROUGHT ONLY

TEMPORARY RELIEF.

IT WAS REALLY AT ABOUT 10

MONTHS OF GOING THROUGH

THOSE THERAPIES, THAT AT A

PRAYER MEETING THAT WAS FOR

THE INTERNATIONAL MINISTRY

THAT I LED THAT GOD SUPER

NATURALLY HEALED ME OF THE

SCIATIC NERVE PAIN.

BUT YET THE NECK PAIN

CONTINUED TO BE THERE WITH

DIFFICULTIES IN THE NECK.

Reporter: RANDY MOVED

HIS FAMILY AND HIS REAL

ESTATE BUSINESS TO WESLEY

CHAPEL FLORIDA, TO START

TRUE LIFE CHURCH.

HOWEVER, THE LINGERING NECK

PAIN WAS COMPOUNDED BY A NEW

PROBLEM.

I REALLY WAS HAVING JUST

DAILY HEADACHES, WITH MY

NECK AND THE STIFFNESS THAT

WAS TAKING PLACE FROM THE

INJURY.

I'M WORKING SOMETIMES EIGHT

TO 12-HOUR DAYS.

WHEN YOU HAVE THIS PAIN NON

STOP, IT AFFECTS YOU.

IT WAS TOUGH.

Reporter: ONE NIGHT

RANDY CAME HOME FROM WORK

AND TURNED ON "THE 700

CLUB."

THERE WAS A TESTIMONY ON

ABOUT A PERSON'S KNEE BEING

HEALED.

AND I SAID, YOU KNOW, LORD,

I NEED TO BE HEALED.

AND AS SOON AS I SAID THAT,

PAT CAME ON, AND HE SAID, I

WANT TO PRAY RIGHT NOW FOR

HEALING.

AND I STOOD UP, AND HE BEGAN

TO PRAY.

Pat: YOU TWISTED YOUR

NECK, AND YOU COULD ALMOST

FEEL SOMETHING POP OUT ON

THE SIDE OF YOUR NECK.

PUT YOUR HAND OVER THERE ON

IT.

IN THE NAME OF JESUS, YOU'LL

FEEL HEAT AND YOU'LL BE

COMPLETELY HEALED.

YOU COULD JUST SENSE THIS

HEAT AND TINGLING.

AND I STOOD THERE, AND AS I

TURNED MY NECK, I TURNED IT

AND IT WENT PSSST!.

IT WAS LIKE THIS INTERNAL

POPPING OF EVERY LOCKED UP

VE VERTEBRAE, AND

EVERYTHING THAT WAS OUT OF

ALIGNMENT, GOD SUPER

NATURALLY BROUGHT IT

PERFECTLY INTO ALIGNMENT.

INSTANTANEOUSLY, THE

HEADACHE WAS GONE.

I HAD NOT HAD THAT KIND OF

RELIEF IN YEARS.

Reporter: RANDY HAS

BEEN FREE OF THE PAIN FOR

MORE THAN TWO YEARS.

GOING THROUGH THAT

PROCESS AND HAVING THAT

SUPER NATURAL HEALING AND

THE RELEASE OF THE PAIN,

REBOLSTERED MY FAITH.

THE REALITY IS, GOD HAS

HEALED ME.

HE IS NO RESPECTER OF

PERSONS.

GOD HAS HEALING FOR YOU AS

WELL.

Kristi: HE DOES.

I LOVE THAT.

GOD IS NOT JUST A HEALER.

HE IS A GOD OF COMPASSION.

HE IS A GOD OF LOVE.

HE DIDN'T WANT TO SEE RANDY

IN PAIN, AND HE DOESN'T WANT

TO SEE YOU IN PAIN.

PAT AND I ARE GOING TO

ENCOURAGE YOU TODAY AND PRAY

FOR YOU.

HERE IS OUR FIRST BIT OF

ENCOURAGEMENT.

SARAH PECK, FROM MICHIGAN.

SHE HAD DIFFICULTY WITH HER

VISION, ESPECIALLY WHEN

FOCUSING ON ANY SINGLE

OBJECT.

HER DOCTOR DIAGNOSED HER

RIGHT EYE AS A LAZY EYE AND

SAID THE CONDITION COULDN'T

BE CORRECTED.

ONE DAY SARAH WAS WATCHING

"THE 700 CLUB," AND SHE

HEARD PAT GIVE A WORD OF

KNOWLEDGE.

PAT SAID, "THERE IS SOMEONE

WITH A LAZY EYE.

RIGHT NOW PUT YOUR HAND OVER

THAT AREA, AND IN THE NAME

OF JESUS, BE HEALED."

IN RESPONSE, SARAH PLACED

HER HAND OVER HER RIGHT EYE,

AND CLAIMED THE HEALING FOR

HERSELF.

TWO DAYS LATER, SHE WAS

LOOKING IN THE MIRROR

COMBING HER HAIR, AND SHE

REALIZED BOTH HER EYES WERE

FOCUSED.

SHE KNEW THE LORD HAD HEALED

HER.

Pat: GOD IS WONDERFUL.

THIS IS ONE BY VIOLA, WHO

LIVES IN ALBUQUERQUE, NEW

MEXICO.

SHE HAD SOMETHING THAT WOULD

BE THE NEMESIS OF ANY

WOMAN.

SHE HAD A BALD SPOT ON HER

HEAD IN 2007.

AND FOR YEARS SHE HAD TO

HAVE HER HAIR STYLED TO

COVER IT UP.

THEN ONE DAY SHE SAW KRISTI

GIVING THIS WORD OF

KNOWLEDGE, QUOTE," THERE IS

A PERSON WHO HAS BEEN

DEALING WITH ALOPECIA,

SOMETHING WITH YOUR HAIR

LOSS AND SKIN CONDITION WITH

YOUR SCALP, AND THE LORD IS

HEALING THAT."

VIOLA SAID THAT IS ME, AND

THE NEXT MORNING, THE BALD

SPOT WAS COMPLETELY GONE.

Kristi: THAT IS

AMAZING.

ISN'T GOD AMAZING.

Pat: YOU DIDN'T KNOW

VIOLA IN ALBUQUERQUE.

NOPE.

BUT GOD DID.

Pat: GOD KNOWS YOU.

HE KNOWS YOUR ADDRESS.

HE KNOWS YOUR NAME.

HE KNOWS WHAT YOUR CONDITION

IS.

HE KNOWS YOUR PRAYERS.

HE KNOWS EVERYTHING ABOUT

YOU.

Kristi: COME ON,

BROTHER.

Pat: WE'RE GOING TO

PRAY.

FATHER, IN JESUS' NAME, OUR

HEARTS ARE STRANGELY WARMED

WHEN WE HEAR THE TESTIMONIES

OF YOUR POWER AND YOUR

GRACE.

Kristi: THANK YOU,

LORD.

Pat: THANK YOU, LORD.

THAT RIGHT NOW THERE IS A

PERSON WHO HAS GOT A LING

FUNGUS.

YOU'VE BEEN TRAVELLING AND

YOU'VE GONE INTO SOME JUNGLE

AREAS, AND YOU HAVE ACQUIRED

THIS FUNGUS, AND YOU'VE BEEN

COUGHING AND COUGHING, AND

RIGHT NOW THAT FUNGUS IS

BEING BURNED OUT OF YOUR

LUNGS.

YOU'RE COMPLETELY HEALED.

BREATHE ONCE AND COUGH AND

YOU ARE HEALED IN JESUS'

NAME.

KRISTI?

Kristi: THERE IS A

PERSON OUT THERE WHO DID

SOMETHING WITH YOUR

SHOULDER.

IT IS AS THOUGH YOU MOVED

THE WRONG WAY AND YOU

DISLOCATED IT.

AND YOU TRIED TO PUT IT BACK

IN PAIN, BUT THERE IS SUCH

PAIN.

WHEN YOU GO LIKE THIS YOU'RE

GOING TO HEAR A CLICK, AND

GOD WILL MIRACULOUSLY PUT IT

BACK IN PLACEAND THE PAIN

WILL BE GONE IN JESUS'

NAME.

THANK YOU, LORD.

Pat: SOMEBODY, YOU WERE

IN A KNIFE FIGHT.

AND YOU HAD A KNIFE STUCK

RIGHT IN YOUR STOMACH.

AND YOU HAD THE THING

PATCHED UP, AND YOU'RE IN

PAIN, AND YOU'RE SAYING,

GOD, HOW ABOUT ME?

RIGHT NOW YOU'RE FO GOING

TO FEEL ELECTRICITY COME

INTO YOUR ABDOMEN, AND THE

LORD IS HEALING IT IN THE

NAME OF JESUS.

Kristi: THE LORD IS

HEALING SOMETHING CALLED A

NODULE, AND THE LORD IS

HEALING THAT.

Pat: MAY THE ANOINTING

OF THE LORD TOUCH YOU.

MAY THE BLESSING OF THE LORD

TOUCH YOU.

MAY YOU BE LIFTED UP, AND

GIVEN THE GARMENT OF PRAISE

FOR THE SPIRIT OF

HEAVINESS.

MAY WE PRAISE THE LORD.

Kristi: AMEN.

Pat: AS THE LORD HAS

TOUCHED YOU, GIVE HIM

PRAISE.

DON'T SAY YOU'RE NOT

WORTHY.

NONE OF US ARE WORTHY.

JUST SAY, IN JESUS' NAME, IT

IS THE GRACE OF GOD.

WE HAVE A NUMBER,

1-800-759-0700.

IF YOU WANT FURTHER PRAYER,

IF YOU WANT COUNSELLING, OR

YOU WANT TO GIVE US A

TESTIMONY.

WE'RE RIGHT THERE.

WE'D LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU.

Kristi: STILL AHEAD, A

JAZZ DRUMMER SO DOWN ON HIS

LUCK, HE HAD TO DO THE

UNTHINKABLE.

I HAD TO START DONATING

PLASMA.

FOR PLASMA, YOU CAN ONLY

GET $30 A SESSION.

Kristi: FIND OUT WHAT

HE DID WITH THE $30, AND HOW

IT PUT HIM ON THE ROAD FOR

FINANCIAL RECOVERY.

FIRST, WE'VE GOT YOUR

E-MAIL.

CHRISTINE SAYS, "I HEARD

WE'RE CREATED IN GOD'S

IMAGE, BUT I ALSO KEEP

HEARING THAT GOD IS A

SPIRIT.

YOU'VE GOT TO EXPLAIN THIS

ONE TO ME."

WELL, IF YOU STAY TUNED,

WE'RE GO NA.

GONNA.

SO STAY TUNED.

DON'T GO AWAY.

Reporter: WELCOME BACK

TO "THE 700 CLUB."

BLACK PASTORS IN CHICAGO ARE

VOICING THEIR OPPOSITION TO

A MEASURE THAT WOULD

LEGALIZE SAME-SEX MARRIAGE

IN THE STATE OF ILLINOIS.

LAST MONTH THE STATE SENATE

APPROVED LEGISLATION

ALLOWING GAY COUPLES TO

MARRY.

A GROUP CALLED THE

AFRICAN-AMERICAN CLERGY

COALITION IS TARGETING THE

BLACK COMMUNITY, THOUGH,

WITH RADIO SPOTS AND ROBO

CALLS.

THEY ARE ASKING RESIDENTS TO

URGE STATE HOUSE MEMBERS TO

VOTE NO ON THE BILL.

THE GROUP IS ALSO PLANNING A

STREET CAMPAIGN.

EGYPTIAN CHRISTIANS WHO WERE

RECENTLY RELEASED BY LIBYAN

MALITIAS SAY THEY WERE

TORTURED.

THEY WERE MARKETED UP BY

GUNMEN WHO CHECKED THEIR

RIGHT WRISTS FOR TATTOOS OF

CROSSES.

LIBYAN MA MALITIAS HAVE

CONTAINED MANY.

ONE DIED AND ONE SAID HE WAS

TORTURED.

YOU CAN ALWAYS GET THE

LATEST BY GOING TO OUR

WEBSITE AT CBNNEWS.COM.

STAY TUNED, PAT AND KRISTI

WILL BE BACK WITH MORE OF

"THE 700 CLUB" AFTER THIS.

Kristi: MARCH MADNESS

HAS JUST BEGUN, AND FOR YOU

DIE-HARD BASKETBALL FANS, IT

IS THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME

OF THE YEAR, MARCH MADNESS.

EVEN IF YOUR BRACKET GETS

BUSTED OR YOUR FAVORITE TEAM

GETS BLOWN OUT IN ROUND ONE,

YOU STILL HAVE A CHANCE TO

WIN.

HOW, YOU SAY?

THIS IS HOW.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS LOG ON

TO OUR WEBSITE FOR A SPECIAL

FINAL FOUR GIVE-AWAY.

HOW COOL IS THAT?

FOR ALL -- THERE ARE MANY

COMPANIES OUT THERE WHO HAVE

THEIR LITTLE SHEETS AND SAY

WHO IS GOING TO WIN, YOU

COULD ACTUALLY WIN PRIZES.

Pat: I HAD WON A

NATIONAL CONTEST ON PICKING

THE SCORE OF THE SUPER

BOWL.

ONCE.

I LOST EVERY OTHER TIME.

Kristi: BUT THE ONE

TIME YOU WON.

IT IS TIME TO BRING IT ON,

SO THIS IS THE TIME WE'RE

GOING TO ASK PAT QUESTIONS.

CHRISTINE BEGINS US OUT.

"DEAR PAT, I HEARD WE ARE

CREATED IN GOD'S IMAGE, BUT

I ALSO KEEP HEARING THAT GOD

IS A SPIRIT.

CAN YOU EXPLAIN THIS?"

Pat: THERE WAS A

PHILOSOPHER IN THE MIDDLE

AGES WHO CAME OUT WITH THAT

FAMOUS STATEMENT, "I THINK,

THEREFORE I AM."

WHAT ARE WE?

WE ARE RATIONAL BEINGS.

WE CAN SAY I AM.

WE ARE MORAL BEINGS, WE CAN

SAY I OUGHT.

WE HAVE A SENSE OF RIGHT AND

WRONG.

THERE IS SOMETHING ABOUT US

THAT IS DIFFERENT, BUT MORE

THAN ANYTHING, WE ARE

CREATORS.

EVERY HUMAN BEING IS A

CREATOR.

WE WANT TO CREATE A NICE

HOME.

WE WANT TO CREATE A CHAIR.

WE WANT TO CREATE A

BUSINESS.

WE WANT TO CREATE A LITTLE

SHOP.

WE WANT TO CREATE.

GOD HAS MADE US CREATORS.

AND WE ARE MADE IN HIS

IMAGE.

WITHIN US IS A SPIRIT.

WE HAPPEN TO BE CLOTHED IN A

PARTICULAR BODY, BUT THAT'S

NOT THE IMPORTANT THING.

THAT'S NOT WHO WE ARE.

WHO WE ARE IS THE SPIRIT,

AND THE SPIRIT IS LIKE GOD.

Kristi: WILLIAM

SAYS, "CHRISTIANS PRAY FOR

THE FAVOR OF GOD OR THEY SAY

SOMEONE IS HIGHLY FAVORED.

WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO RECEIVE

FAVOR FROM THE LORD?"

Pat: THERE WAS A PRAYER

THAT WAS GIVEN, AND IT WAS

SAID THE BLESSING.

THE LORD BLESS YOU AND KEEP

YOU, THE LORD CAUSE HIS FACE

TO SHINE UPON YOU AND BE

GRACIOUS UNTO YOU.

THE LORD LIFT UP HIS

COUNTNESS AND GIVE YOU HIS

PEACE.

THE IDEA OF GRACE AND FAVOR

ARE VERY MUCH ALIKE.

AND, ALSO, THERE IS ANOTHER

WORD, "CHARIS," FROM WHICH

WE GET CHARISMATIC.

AND GOD WANTS TO BLESS YOU.

IF GOT WANTS TO BLESS YOU,

NOTHING WILL STAND IN YOUR

WAY.

IF YOU WANT TO PRAY, PRAY

FOR HIS FAVOR.

I WANT THE FAVOR OF THE

LORD, THE GRACE OF THE LORD,

THE EXTRA SPECIAL BLESSING

OF THE LORD.

I WANT THAT FAVOR.

THAT'S WHAT IT IS.

Kristi: BEAUTIFUL.

CASSIE WRITES IN, "IF WE'RE

SUPPOSED TO ACCEPT GOD'S

WILL, THEN WHY ARE WE

SUPPOSED TO PRAY AND ASK FOR

THE DESIRES OF OUR HEART.

I HAVE BEEN TRYING TO HAVE A

BABY FOR A LONG TIME.

AND I PRAYER EVERY MONTH,

AND HAVE FOR A LONG TIME,

AND PRAY THAT MY PRAYERS

WILL BE ANSWERED.

IF I AM TO ACCEPT HIS WILL,

SHOULD I NOT PRAY FOR A

BABY?"

Pat: THE REASON WE'RE

ABLE TO CHANGE OUR

CIRCUMSTANCES IS BECAUSE WE

BELIEVE IN SOMETHING

BETTER.

AND I JUST THINK THE WHOLE

QUESTION OF SUBMISSION -- OF

COURSE WE'RE SUBMITTED TO

HIS WILL.

BUT HE SAYS DELIGHT YOURSELF

ON THE LORD, AND HE WILL

GIVE YOU THE DESIRES OF YOUR

HEART.

THAT DESIRE IN YOUR HEART TO

HAVE A BABY, THAT COMES FROM

GOD.

SO IF YOU'RE DOING WHAT IS

IN GOD'S WILL, AND YOU'RE

ASKING FOR WHAT HE WANTS,

YOU DON'T WANT TO FIGHT HIS

WILL, BUT YOU DON'T WANT TO

CLOSE EVERY PRAYER OUT WITH

THAT FAITH KILLER, IF IT BE

THY WILL.

OH, GOD, MAY THAT MOUNTAIN

MOVE IN JESUS' NAME, IF IT

BE THY NAME.

DON'T DO THAT.

COMMAND THE MOUNTAIN TO

MOVE, AND COMMAND IT IN

JESUS' NAME.

BUT HEAR FROM THE LORD

FIRST.

Kristi: YOU ARE 100%

RIGHT ON THAT.

THERE WAS A TIME WHEN I WAS

SO CHALLENGED BY THAT

VERSE.

I WAS LIKE THAT WOMAN, LORD,

IF YOU'RE GOING TO DO WHAT

YOU'RE GOING TO DO ANYWAYS,

WHY SHOULD I PRAY.

THEN THE LORD SEEK, IF YOU

SEEK MY HEART, THEN MY HEART

WILL BE YOUR HEART, AND MY

WILL, WILL BE YOUR WILL.

ALBERT SAYS, "I PASTOR SAYS

WE SHOULD ATTEND CHURCH

THREE TIMES A WEEK.

WHAT IF I ATTEND JUST ONCE A

WEEK.

HOW DOES THIS SQUARE WITH DO

NOT FORSAKE GATHERING

TOGETHER?"

Pat: THE SCRIPTURE

ABOUT DO NOT FORSAKE HAS

NOTHING TO DO WITH GOING TO

YOUR CHURCH THREE TIMES A

WEEK.

PASTORS LOVE IT.

YOU CAN TELL PEOPLE TO GIVE

THEIR MONEY TO YOU, AND YOU

CAN TELL THEM TO SHOW UP

EVERY TIME YOU OPEN YOUR

DOORS BECAUSE YOU'RE

PREACHING AND YOU WANT AN

AUDIENCE.

COME OFF IT.

DON'T FORSAKE THE ASSEMBLING

OF YOURSELVES TOGETHER.

MAYBE YOU HAVE A BIBLE STUDY

AT YOUR HOME.

Kristi: THIS NEXT

QUESTION I WANT TO KNOW,

MELISSA SAYS, "I HAVE TO

KNOW WHAT WAS YOUR WORD OF

KNOWLEDGE ABOUT PEANUT

BUTTER?"

I GUESS YOU HAD A WORD OF

KNOWLEDGE ABOUT PEANUT

BUTTER ON MONDAY?

Pat: WHEN WE WERE FIRST

STARTING OUT, I WAS JUST A

BABY IN THE GIFTS OF THE

HOLY SPIRIT.

I WAS ON THIS DINKY

TELEVISION SET, AND WE'RE ON

"THE 700 CLUB," AND WE'RE

PRAYING, AND I'M SAYING,

GOD, SPEAK TO ME.

AT THAT POINT I WAS

OVERWHELMED WITH PEANUT

BUTTER.

I COULD TASTE IT, I COULD

SMELL IT.

IT WAS LIKE ALL AROUND ME.

I BELIEVI'M THINKING, THIS

IS CRAZY.

THERE WAS AN AUDIENCE.

I HADN'T DONE SOMETHING LIKE

THIS BEFORE.

I SAID, IS SOMEBODY INVOLVED

IN PEANUT BUTTER.

AND YOU'VE GOT ARTHRITIS --

I THINK IT WAS ARTHRITIS,

CANCER -- WHATEVER IT WAS --

AND GOD IS HEALING YOU.

IT TURNED OUT THERE WAS A

WOMAN IN OUR AUDIENCE WHO

WAS WATCHING OUR PROGRAM,

AND SHE WAS IN HER KITCHEN,

AND SHE HAD DROPPED A JAR OF

PEANUT BUTTER ON THE FLOOR,

AND SHE WAS CLEANING IT UP,

AND SHE ALSO HAD ARTHRITIS,

AND GOD WAS HEALING HER.

IT IS A WONDERFUL STORY, BUT

THAT'S WHAT IT WAS.

THE LORD WAS KIND OF LETTING

ME ENTER INTO THESE GIFTS OF

THE HOLY SPIRIT.

Kristi: I THINK THAT'S

COOL.

BECAUSE WHAT PEOPLE DON'T

KNOW, AND PEOPLE ASK US THIS

ALL OF THE TIME, WHAT IS THE

WORD OF KNOWLEDGE AND HOW DO

YOU SEE OR FEEL?

IT IS TRUE, SOMETIMES GOD

WILL ALLOW YOU TO SEE

THINGS, SMELL THINGS -- IT'S

AMAZING.

AND YOU SMELLED PEANUT

BUTTER.

GERALD SAYS, "IS IT OKAY TO

GIVE A PORTION OF MY LOTTERY

WINNINGS TO THE CHURCH TO DO

GOOD WORKS?"

Pat: OF COURSE IT IS.

I HAD A MIRACLE TAKE PLACE,

AND I HAVEN'T GOT TIME TO

TALK ABOUT IT, ABOUT

SOMEBODY WHO SENT A LOTTERY

TICKET TO US, AND HE THOUGHT

IT WAS A WINNER OF A MILLION

DOLLARS.

AND HE THOUGHT HE WAS GIVING

AWAY A MILLION.

AND WE WERE PRAYING FOR A

MILLION AND A HALF, AND WE

HAD JUST GOTTEN IN A MILLION

SUPER NATURALLY.

IT WAS A LOTTERY TICKET ON

THE NEW YORK STATE AND

LOTTERY.

ACCEPTING A CONTRIBUTION

FROM A LOTTERY WINNING

DOESN'T NECESSARILY MEAN YOU

ENDORSE LOTTERIES.

IT JUST MEANS YOU HAVE

BENEFITED FOR THE WORK OF

THE LORD.

IF SOMEBODY WANTS TO GIVE

THEIR WINNINGS, GOD BLESS

THEM.

Kristi: THIS LAST

QUESTION COMES FROM LEE,

"ONCE AN AFFAIR HAPPENS AND

THE VOW IS BROKEN, AND THE

COUPLE STAYS MARRIED, DOES

GOD VIEW THIS MARRIAGE AS

INTACT?

DOES THE COUPLE HAVE TO

RENEW THEIR WEDDING VOWS?"

Pat: I DON'T THINK YOU

HAVE TO RENEW YOUR WEDDING

VOWS.

IT'S A NICE LITTLE

CEREMONY.

LOOK AT DAVID, HE COMMITTED

ADULTERY, AND THEN HE

MURDERED THE HUSBAND.

HE WASALL CONFLICTED, AND

HE SAID, GOD, RESTORE UNTO

ME THE JOY OF MY SALVATION,

AND TAKE NOT THE HOLY SPIRIT

FROM ME.

GOD'S HOLY SPIRIT STAYED

WITH HIM.

AS FAR AS YOUR MARRIAGE,

YOUR MARRIAGE IS INTACT.

YOU HAVE SEVERED IT, AND YOU

CAN REUNITE, BUT YOU DON'T

NEED ANY CEREMONY TO DO IT.

IF YOU FEEL GOOD, BY ALL

MEANS.

BUT I DON'T THINK IT IS

NECESSARY.

WHAT YOU DO WITH YOUR WIFE,

YOUR HUSBAND, WHOEVER, YOU

RECOMMIT OUR MARRIAGE.

I FORGIVE YOU OF WHAT'S BEEN

DONE, AND WE'RE GOING TO GO

ON TOGETHER AND WE'RE UNITED

AS ONE IN CHRIST.

THAT'S IT.

Kristi: GOOD DEAL.

THOSE ARE OUR QUESTIONS AND

ANSWERS.

IF YOU HAVE ANYMORE

QUESTIONS FOR PAT, YOU CAN

ALWAYS LOG ON TO CBN.COM.

IT IS ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TO

FIND A RISK-FREE INVESTMENT

FOR YOUR MONEY, BUT ERIC

THOMAS DID.

IN FACT, HE TURNED $3 INTO

$3,000 IN JUST A FEW SHORT

DAYS.

Reporter: JAZZ DRUMMER

ERIC THOMAS WORKS A DAY JOB

TO MAKE ENDS MEET.

HE IS PASSIONATE ABOUT HIS

MUSIC AND ABOUT GIVING TO

CBN.

I'VE BEEN WATCHING THE

CLUB FOR A WHILE, SEEING

WHAT THEY'RE DOING WITH

"OPERATION BLESSING" RELIEF

FOR HURRICANE SANDY.

SEE HOW THEY TRULY ARE

CARING FOR PEOPLE.

I WANTED TO BE A PART OF

THAT.

Reporter: ERIC HAS

ALWAYS BEEN A TITHER, GIVING

AWAY 10% OF HIR INCOME.

I STARTED TO SEE SOME

REWARDS COMING BACK WITH

TITHING, AND MOST

IMPORTANTLY, GIVING TO "THE

700 CLUB."

Reporter: THEN HE WAS

LAID OFF FROM HIS SALES JOB

AND STRUGGLED JUST TO GET

BY.

I HAD TO START DONATING

PLASMA.

I WAS AT A VERY LOW POINT IN

MY LIFE.

FOR PLASMA, YOU CAN ONLY

GET, LIKE, $30 A SESSION.

Reporter: STILL, HE

WANTED TO KEEP ON TITHING.

I WOULD TAKE $3 FOR A

TITHE, AND USED THE REST FOR

PUTTING GAS IN MEYE MY CAR

OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT.

Reporter: A FEW DAYS

AFTER HE DECIDED TO KEEP

TITHING, A FRIEND OFFERED

HIM A FULL-TIME GIG, PLAYING

DRUMS FOR A MUSICAL

SESSION.

HE TOLD ME IT WAS GOING

TO BE PAYING THREE GRAND A

MONTH.

I REALIZED THAT GOD

MULTIPLIED THOSE THREE

DOLLARS INTO $3,000 JUST

BECAUSE I OPENED MY HEART TO

WHAT HE HAD FOR ME.

Reporter: WHEN THE

MUSICAL PRODUCTION ENDED,

ERIC WAS OUT OF P A JOB

AGAIN.

I HAD TO MAKE IT UP IN MY

MIND I NEEDED TO PRESS ON,

DESPITE MY CIRCUMSTANCES,

DESPITE MY SURROUNDINGS.

Reporter: A FEW WEEKS

LATER, HE HEARD OF A JOB

OPENING AT XEROX.

I APPLIED FOR THE POSITION,

AND THE DIRECTOR LIKED ME

AND HIRED ME RIGHT THERE ON

THE SPOT.

IT ELEVATED MY FAITH EVEN

MORE.

GOD IS MY SOURCE.

WHETHER IT IS THROUGH

PRAYER, WHETHER IT IS

THROUGH GIVING YOUR TITHE,

EXPECT.

EXPECT FOR GOD TO MOVE.

Kristi: I LOVE THAT.

EXPECT FOR GOD TO MOVE.

HE LOVES YOU SO MUCH.

HE DOESN'T NEED YOUR MONEY,

BUT IT IS THE ACT OF OBESE.

OBEDIENCE.

HE IS, LIKE, COOL, YOU TRUST

ME, YOU OBEY ME, AND NOW LET

ME BLESS YOU.

WHEN YOU CHOOSE TO BECOME A

"700 CLUB" PARTNER, FOR $20

A MONTH, 65 A DAY, YOU CAN

FEED THE HUNGRY, AND PROVIDE

CLOTHES FOR THE NEEDY.

YOU WILL SEE THEM IN THE

KINGDOM OF GOD, AND ONE DAY

THEY'LL COME TO YOU AND SAY

THANK YOU.

IF YOU WANT TO CHOOSE TO

HELP OUT "THE 700 CLUB" AND

CBN, PLEASE CALL US RIGHT

NOW.

1-800-759-0700.

ONCE AGAIN, 65 CENTS A DAY,

$20 A MONTH.

WHEN YOU DO, WE WANT TO

BLESS YOU WITH THIS, "LIFE

BEYOND THE GRAVE, PART

TWO."

THIS IS A POPULAR D.V.D.,

TREMENDOUS STORIES OF PEOPLE

WHO DIED AND GONE TO HEAVEN

OR HELL, AND THEY KNOW THIS

STUFF IS REAL.

IT BRINGS YOU CLOSER TO

JESUS.

WE ALSO WANT TO MAKE IT

EASIER FOR YOU.

IF YOU SAY PLEDGE EXPRESS,

WHERE THE BANK DOES ALL OF

THE WORK, EVERY MONTH WE'RE

GOING TO GIVE YOU THIS,

POWER FOR LIFE.

BOTH GORDON AND PAT ARE

PHENOMENAL TEACHERS.

WE HAVE THE PRIVILEGE OF

HEARING THEM PRETTY MUCH

ONCE A WEEK, AND YOU'LL HAVE

THE PRIVILEGE OF HAVING

THEIR C.D. COME TO YOU TO

BUILD YOUR FAITH.

IF YOU'RE NOT A PARTNER, DO

IT NOW.

1-800-759-0700 OR LOG ON TO

CBN.COM.

Pat: COMING UP, HAVE

YOU EVER WONDERED WHAT NFL

PLAYERS DUE IN THE

OFF-SEASON?

YOU'RE ABOUT TO FIND OUT

FROM A CHICAGO BEARS

DEFENSIVE LINEMAN, WHEN WE

COME BACK.

*

Pat: HE IS ONE BIG

GUY.

HE IS A TOUGH GUY.

I LOOK AT HIM -- I USED TO

PLAY FOOTBALL IN HIGH

SCHOOL, AND YOU THINK COMING

UP AGAINST SOMEBODY LIKE

THAT WOULD BE ONE OF THE

MOST SCARY EXPERIENCES.

ISRAEL ADONAJA, BUT AS BIG

AS HE IS, HE HAD A ROUGH

RIDE ON HIS WAY TO THE NFL.

NONE OF IT CAME EASY FOR

HIM.

AT ONE POINT HE THOUGHT HIS

DREAM OF PLAYING PRO

FOOTBALL HAD DIED.

HE TOLD REPORTER SEAN BROWN

THAT ALL HE HAD TO CLING TO

WAS A PRAYER AND A PROMISE.

Reporter: THE CHICAGO

BEARS' DEFENSE HAS BEEN

RANKED AMONG THE TOP IN THE

NFL.

DEFENSIVELINEMAN, ISRAEL,

HAS PLAYED A MAJOR ROLE.

HEA BEAST ON THE FIELD,

AND A SUCCESSFUL BUSINESSMAN

OFF OF IT.

WE MET WITH ISRAEL AT HIS

FACILITY WHICH PRODUCES AND

DISTRIBUTES PRE-COMMUNION

CUPS.

AND HIS PROMISE TO GOD EVERY

STEP OF THE WAY.

I PRAYED TO GOD, I DON'T

KNOW WHAT IS COMING, WHAT

THE FUTURE HOLDS, BUT IF YOU

COULD JUST PROVIDE A WAY FOR

THIS OPPORTUNITY TO WORK

OUT, I'M GOING TO COMMIT MY

LIFE AND CONTINUE TO DO

EVERYTHING AND USE ALL OF MY

RESOURCES TO CHANGE THE

WORLD AROUND ME FOR THE

BETTER.

Reporter: BUT HIS

JOURNEY TO THE NFL WASN'T

EASY.

HE CAME FROM MANITOBA,

CANADA, NOT EXACTLY AN NFL

HOTBED.

WHEN HE FINALLY HAD A

TRYOUT, MOST OF THE NFL

TEAMS DIDN'T SHOW UP DUE TO

A SARS EPIDEMIC.

THE CLEVELAND BROWNS SIGNED

HIM, BUT HE HURT HIS ANKLE

AND WAS RELEASED.

IT SEEMED AT THE TIME THAT

HIS DREAM OF PLAYING IN THE

NFL WAS OVER.

YOUR DISAPPOINTED, AND IT

IS EASY TO GO INTO HIDING.

WHICH IS WHAT I DID.

Reporter: ISRAEL WAS

EMBARRASSED, AND THOUGHT HIS

CAREER WAS OVER BEFORE IT

BEGAN.

HE STARTED FEELING SORRY FOR

HIMSELF, BUT ADVICE FROM HIS

MOTHER SET HIM ON THE RIGHT

PATH.

MY MOTHER CAME TO ME AND

WAS, LIKE, YOU CAN'T JUST

SIT IN THIS ROOM.

AN OPPORTUNITY IS GOING TO

COME.

IF YOU JUST SIT THERE, WHEN

IT COMES, YOU'RE NOT GOING

TO BE READY.

YOU NEED TO WORK OUT AND GET

YOURSELF READY, SO WHEN THAT

DOOR OPENS, YOU'RE READY TO

WALK THROUGH IT.

Reporter: ISRAEL

LISTENED TO HIS MOTHER AND

GOT BACK INTO THE GYM TO

TRAIN.

SHORTLY AFTER, HE WAS

OFFERED A ONE-WEEK CONTRACT

FROM THE CHICAGO BEARS TO

TRY OUT FOR THE TEAM.

I'VE BEEN IN CHICAGO,

I'VE BEEN ON ONE OF THE

GREATEST NFL TEAMS,

YOU KNOW, FOR THE LAST 10

YEARS.

IT HAS BEEN AN INCREDIBLE

EXPERIENCE.

FROM THIS EXPERIENCE HERE IN

CHICAGO, BEING A PART OF

THIS FAMILY, THE CHICAGO

BEARS, THE OPPORTUNITIES

THAT I'VE BEEN ABLE TO

EXPERIENCE AND ALL OF THE

THINGS THAT I'VE BEEN ABLE

TO ACHIEVE, UNPARALLELLED.

SO IT HAS BEEN A PART OF HIS

PLAN.

Reporter: HAVE YOU EVER

THOUGHT BACK ON THAT PRAYER,

BEFORE ALL OF THIS STUFF

HAPPENED, YOU PROMISED GOD,

LORD, IF YOU HELP ME GET

INTO THE NFL, I WILL DO "Y,"

"X," "Y" AND "Z."

I STILL HAVE A LOT OF

WORK TO DO TO THE

FULFILLMENT OF THAT PRAYER

THAT DAY.

I'VE STILL GOT TO -- REALLY,

I DON'T FEEL LIKE I'VE

COMPLETED MY END OF THE

BARGAIN, AND HE HAS.

Reporter: ISRAEL HAS

ESTABLISHED HIMSELF AS ONE

OF THE GAME'S BEST DEFENSIVE

LINEMANS.

OFF THE FIELDS, IN ADDITION

TO BLESSED COMMU COMMUNION,

, HE HAS A FOUNDATION TO

HONOR CHILDREN.

GOD HAS A PLAN FOR

VICTORY, NOT FOR FAILURES.

WHEN YOU ALLOW HIM TO LEAD

YOUR LIFE AND DIRECT YOUR

LIFE, YOU'RE GOING TO GET TO

A VICTORY.

Pat: WHAT A WONDERFUL

GUY.

AGAIN, I'M THINKING OF THESE

MAMAS, AFRICAN-AMERICAN

MAMAS, 5' 2," AND HERE IS

THIS 6' 4" BRUTE, AND SHE'S

SAYING, SON, COME ON.

BUT IT'S THESE MOTHERS, AND

OUT COME THESE WONDERFUL

SONS.

AND A LOT OF THEM HAVE

WONDERFUL GRANDMOTHERS.

WHAT A HERITAGE ISRAEL HAS

THERE.

HE IS GOING TO ACCOUNT FOR

SOMETHING NOT ONLY WITH THE

CHICAGO BEARS, BUT IN THE

WORLD.

TOMORROW, BOBBY DEAN.

HE HAS GOT A MAMA, TOO.

PAULA DEAN.

AND BOBBY IS GOING TO COOK

HIS MOTHER'S FAMOUS COMFORT

FOOD, MINUS ALL OF THE

CALORIES.

WE LEAVE YOU TODAY WITH

THESE WORDS FROM ISAIAH 40:

"THOSE WHO WAIT ON THE LORD

SHALL RENEW THEIR STRENGTH.

THEY SHALL MOUNT UP WITH

WINGS LIKE EAGLES.

THEY SHALL RUN AND NOT BE

WEARY, AND THEY SHALL WALK

AND NOT FAINT."

FOLKS, THAT'S ALL OF THE

TIME WE'VE GOT FOR TODAY.

BUT WE LOOK FORWARD TO

SEEING YOU TOMORROW.

IN THE MEANTIME, REMEMBER,

TELEPHONES ARE AVAILABLE ALL

OF THE TIME.

24 HOURS.

SOMEBODY IS HERE TO LOVES

YOU AND CARES ABOUT YOU AND

WANTS TO HEAR ABOUT WHAT GOD

IS DOING IN YOUR LIFE.

PLEASE CALL US, AND WE LOOK

FORWARD TO SEEING YOU AGAIN

TOMORROW.

SO FOR LEE AND THIS YOUNG

LADY WHO IS BESIDE ME HERE,

KRISTI, THANK YOU FOR BEING

WITH US.

Kristi: ABSOLUTELY.

Pat: WE'LL SEE YOU

TOMORROW.

BYE-BYE.

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