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The 700 Club - March 22, 2013

International evangelist Reinhard Bonnke shares how to operate in the gifts of the Holy Spirit. Plus, enjoy the celebration of the new Regent University Chapel grand opening. Read Transcript


PLANS ARE BEING DRAWN --

Lee: THE VISION THAT

STARTED A SCHOOL.

HE HAS CALLED US TO

EXCELLENCE.

Lee: AND THE SCHOOL

THAT TOUCHED THE WORLD.

WE INSPIRE TO RAISE UP A

GENERATION OF LEADERS WHO

WILL CHOOSE CALLING OVER

CAREER.

Lee: WE BEGIN A NEW

CHAPTER IN THE HISTORY OF

REGENT UNIVERSITY.

THERE IS SOMETHING

AMAZING GOING ON RIGHT

HERE.

Lee: ON TODAY'S "700

CLUB."

Terry: OOH, LOOK AT

THAT.

*

Gordon: WELCOME TO "THE

700 CLUB."

PRESIDENT OBAMA TOOK A

STRONG STAND IN FAVOR OF

ISRAEL TODAY AND AGAINST ITS

TERRORIST ENEMIES AS HE

WRAPPED UP HIS VISIT TO THE

JEWISH STATE.

Terry: BUT THE

PRESIDENT ALSO EXPRESSED

Reporter: THE MAIN

POINT OF OBAMA'S SPEECH CAME

WHEN HE ADVOCATED FOR STATES

FOR TWO PEOPLES.

President Obama: GIVEN

THE DEMOGRAPHICS WEST OF THE

JORDAN RIVER, THE ONLY WAY

FOR ISRAEL TO ENDURE AND

THRIVE AS A JEWISH AND

DEMOCRATIC STATE, IT IS

TRUE, THE REALIZATION OF AN

INDEPENDENT AND VIABLE

PALESTINE.

Reporter: BUT A NUMBER

OF ISRAELIS DON'T TRUST THAT

SOLUTION.

IT'S NOT A SOLUTION.

IF IT WORKED, IT WOULD BE A

PRELAID FOR A NEW

BELLIGERENCE.

Reporter: OBAMA BLAMED

JUDEA IN ISRAEL AS AN

OBSTRUCTION TO PEACE.

President Obama: IT IS

COUNTER-PRODUCTIVE TO

INDEPENDENT PEACE.

AND AN INDEPENDENT PALESTINE

AND BOUNDARIES HAVE TO BE

DRAWN.

Reporter: MARCUS

MONITORS THE PALESTINIAN

MEDIA, AND SAYS ABBAS SENDS

A DIFFERENT MESSAGE TO HIS

PEOPLE.

THEY GLORIFY TERRORISTS,

AND HONORS THEM, AND NAMES

SUMMER

CAMPS AFTER THEM, AND

NAMED SOCCER CAMPS AFTER

THEM.

THE MESSAGE TO THE PEOPLE,

IF YOU KILL ISRAELIS, YOU'RE

A HERO TO THE PEOPLE.

Reporter: THE IRAN

ISSUE MAY OVERSHADOW ANY

CHANGE BETWEEN ISRAELIS AND

PALESTINIANS.

WHILE OBAMA SPOKE TO

ISRAELIS' YOUTH, IRAN SAID

THEY WOULD DESTROY HAIFA AND

TEL AVIV IF ISRAEL ATTACKED

THEIR NUCLEAR PROGRAM.

CHRIS MITCHELL, CBN NEWS,

JERUSALEM.

Gordon: IT IS A GOOD

DAY FOR ISRAEL.

PRESIDENT OBAMA, ACCORDING

TO MANY ISRAELIS, MADE A

MISTAKE BACK IN HIS SPEECH

IN CAIRO, SAYING THAT THE

REASON FOR ISRAEL'S

EXISTENCE WAS THE

HOLOCAUST.

AND THIS TIME AROUND, HE

SAID NO, THE REASON FOR

ISRAEL'S EXISTENCE HAS TO DO

WITH THE ANCIENT RIGHTS IN

SCRIPTURE.

AND HE WAS VERY SPECIFIC

WITH THE SYMBOLISM OF

VISITING THE DEAD SEA

SCROLLS, AND WHAT YOU HEARD

IN THAT STATE.

IF THERE IS EVER GOING TO BE

A PALESTINIAN STATE, ONE OF

THE PRECONDITIONS IS THE

RECOGNITION OF ISRAEL'S

RIGHT TO EXIST.

IF YOU DON'T HAVE THAT AS A

PRELUDE TO THE PEACE TALKS,

ALL YOU'RE CREATING IS

ANOTHER BELLIGERENT STATE

WHO WANTS TO DRIVE ISRAEL

INTO THE SEA.

THE UNITED STATES HAS COME

UP WITH A NEW PLAN TO

PROTECT ITSELF FROM SY

CYBER-TOMORROW.

LEE WEBB HAS THAT STORY.

Lee: THE GOVERNMENT IS

GOING TO MONITOR MORE

E-MAILS AND WEB SURFING BY

PEOPLE IN PRIVATE

BUSINESSES.

IT IS BEING DONE TO PREVENT

FUTURE CYBER-ATTACKS ON THE

U.S.

IT WILL INCLUDE EMPLOYEES AT

MAJOR BANKS, UTILITIES, AND

LEADING TRANSPORTATION

COMPANIES.

THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND

SECURITY WILL COLLECT THE

INFORMATION, BUT OFFICIALS

SAY THE SURVEILLANCE WILL

NOT VIOLATE PERSONAL

PRIVACY.

ONE OUT OF EVERY 10 PEOPLE

DIES FROM

EATING TOO MUCH

SALT.

A NEW STUDY BY A HARVARD

RESEARCH TEAM LINKED THE

OVERUSE OF SALT TO MORE THAN

TWO MILLION CARDIOVASCULAR

DEATHS WORLDWIDE IN

AMERICA.

IN AMERICA, BREAD AND CHEESE

ARE THE TOP SOURCES OF

SODIUM.

THE STUDY IS MISLEADING

BECAUSE NO COUNTRY IN THE

WORLD CONSUMES THE LOW LEVEL

OF SALT THAT IS

RECOMMENDED.

RESEARCHERS SAY THEY HOPE IT

WILL PUSH POLICY-MAKERS TO

SET LOWER SODIUM LIMITS IN

PREPARED

FOOD.

HERE AT REGENT UNIVERSITY,

THEY ARE DEDICATING THEIR

NEW CHAPEL.

MARK MARTIN HAS THIS LOOK AT

THE LIVING WORD, "ANCIENT

TREASURES FROM BIBLICAL

HISTORY."

AND IT IS A COMPLETE

SCROLL, WITH THE TEXT OF

ISAIAH, THAT DATES TO BEFORE

THE TIME OF CHRIST.

Reporter: VISIT THE

EXHIBIT CALLED "THE LIVING

WORD," AND YOU'LL SEE UP

CLOSE MORE THAN 50 SACRED

HISTORICAL TREASURES.

IT IS LATIN FOR THE SAKE

SACRED PAGE.

THE BIBLE WAS KNOWN AS THE

IDEAL TEXTBOOK.

AND IT WAS REFERRED TO IN

NOT ONLY SCRIPTURE, BUT THE

ENTIRE PROCESS OF STUDYING

THE WORD OF GOD.

THESE ITEMS ARE PART OF THE

WORLD'S LARGEST PRIVATE

COLLECTION OF WORLD BIBLES,

BIBLICAL MANUSCRIPTS, AND

ARTIFACTS.

IT IS KNOWN AS THE GREEN

FAMILY.

THE GREEN FAMILY, WHO OWNERS

HOBBY LOBBY, HAS COMPILED

MORE THAN 40,000 ANTIQUITIES

TO CELEBRATE THE BIBLE, THE

BEST SELL BOO SELLING BOOK

OF ALL TIME.

WHAT A GREAT TIME TO BE

HERE.

THE CHAPEL HERE AT REGENT IS

AWESOME.

IT IS THIS MAJESTIC

BUILDING.

AND HERE YOU HAVE SOME OF

THESE MAJOR BIBLICAL TEXTS

THAT KIND OF TELL THE SAME

STORY.

SO TO BE HERE AT A TIME WHEN

A CHAPEL IS BEING DEDICATED

REALLY BECAUSE OF SOME OF

THESE BOOKS THAT UNDERPIN

TH

E

BELIEFS, THAT UNDERPIN

REGENT.

Reporter: REGENT

UNIVERSITY IS ONE OF A

LIMITED VENUES TO HOST THIS

BIBLICAL TREASURE TROVE.

WE ARE SEEING MORE AND

MORE AS A CULTURE, WE HAVE

BECOME ILL LIGHTER

ILLITERATE WHEN IT COMES TO

SCRIPTURE.

THIS WILL TAKE THEM BACK TO

SOME OF THE ORIGINAL TEXT

AND CONTINUE TO GROUND THEM

IN THOSE FUNDAMENTAL TEXTS.

WE THINK IT IS GREAT FOR

THOSE STUDENTS AND THE

BROADER CULTURE AS WELL.

Reporter: THE GREEN

FAMILY PLANS TO OPEN AN

ENTIRE MUSEUM OF THE BIBLE

IN WASHINGTON, D.C. IN LATE

2016.

MARK MARTIN, CBN NEWS,

VIRGINIA BEACH.

Lee: GORDON, WE ARE

HONORED TO HAVE THIS MUSEUM

HERE.

Gordon: YES, WE ARE.

IT IS A WONDERFUL EXHIBIT.

A WONDERFUL TIME AT REGENT.

AND IT IS A WONDERFUL

WEEKEND.

IF YOU'RE IN THE AREA,

YOU'RE INVITED TO ATTEND AND

SEE THAT EXHIBIT.

AND YOU'RE ALSO INVITED TO

THE CHAPEL OPENING, WHICH

WILL HAPPEN TODAY.

WE HAVE JIM SYMBOLA SPEAKING

TONIGHT AND RON LEWIS ON

SATURDAY NIGHT.

Terry: AND WE'RE

CELEBRATING YOUR DAD'S

BIRTHDAY AT THE SAME TIME.

Gordon: HAPPY BIRTHDAY,

DAD.

Terry: AND WE'RE GOING

TO BE SHOWING YOU SOME

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE

UNIVERSITY'S CHAPEL

OPENING.

BUT FIRST, A FORMER

ATTORNEY, A ESSENCE EDITOR,

AND A FORMER RECORDING

ARTIST.

SEE HOW ALL THREE ARE PAYING

IT FORWARD ON BEHALF OF

AMERICA'S CHILDREN.

THE CHAPEL IS JUST

AMAZING.

WALKING IN AND JUST SEEING

IT NOT EVEN DONE, YOU CAN

FEEL THE PRESENCE OF THE

LORD IN THAT PLACE.

AND BEING ABLE TO DET CAD IT

WITH -- DEDICATE IT WITH OUR

PRAYERS WAS UNBELIEVABLE.

TO KNOW WE HAVE A PLACE WE

CAN CALL HOME.

Gordon: AMERICA IS

FACING A CRISIS.

THE GRADUAL DISAPPEARANCE OF

THE TRADITIONAL FAMILY.

FATHERS ARE VANISHING FROM

THE PICTURE, AND WE'RE

SEEING MORE AND MORE

SINGLE-PARENT FAMILIES.

BUT AS EPHRAIM GRAHAM

REPORTS, PEOPLE ARE WORKING

TO TURN THE SITUATION

AROUND, INCLUDING ONE

LEADING MAGAZINE EDITOR WHO

QUIT HER JOB JUST TO GET

INVOLVED.

Reporter: THE NATION'S

CRIME BLOTTERS ARE PACKED

WITH EXAMPLES.

IN BALTIMORE, POLICE ARREST

TWO 18-YEAR-OLDS FOR MURDER

AND ROBBERY.

IN CHICAGO, OFFICERS LOCK UP

AN 18-YEAR-OLD AND

20-YEAR-OLD FOR SHOOTING AND

KILLING A 15-YEAR-OLD GIRL.

AND IN ALBANY, SEVEN PEOPLE,

MOSTLY TEENAGERS, ARRESTED

IN THE STABBING DEATH OF A

21-YEAR-OLD.

THAT'S JUST THREE CASES.

11 YOUNG SUSPECTS.

AND CRIMINAL DEFENSE

ATTORNEY TIM ANDERSEN SAYS

MOST ARE LIKELY TO SHARE ONE

PAINFUL REALITY.

YOU CAN CAN SEE THE

PATTERN STARTING AT THE

VERY, VERY BEGINNING STAGES

IN THESE MEN'S LIVES.

YOU SEE IT IN EVERY ONE OF

THE REPORTS OF THE PEOPLE I

DEAL WITH.

NO FATHER.

NO FATHER.

NO FATHER.

Reporter: SOME STUDIES

SUGGEST 85% OF YOUNG PEOPLE

IN PRISON COME FROM

FATHERLESS HOMES, AND THOSE

HOMES ARE ON THE RISE.

THERE ARE MORE 12 MILLION

SINGLE-PARENT FAMILIES

ACROSS THE COUNTRY.

WITH MORE THAN 80% OF THEM

HEADED BY SINGLE MOTHERS.

YOU CAN'T BLAME A SINGLE

MOM.

SHE HAS THREE KIDS, AND

SHE'S WORKING FOUR JOBS TO

KEEP HER HOUSE AFLOAT.

YOU CAN'T BLAME HER.

YOU'VE GOT TO JUST TRY TO

HELP AS MUCH AS YOU CAN.

Reporter: ANDERSON IS

HELPING.

HE SPENDS MOST OF HIS

WEEKENDS WITH CHAT BARNETT,

A HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR WHO'S

DAD IS --

OUT OF THE PICTURE.

I'VE NEVER KNOWN HIM.

WHEN I CAME INTO THE

PICTURE, I WAS HIS SECOND

MENTOR AND WAS REALLY THE

ONLY MALE IN HIS LIFE.

NOTHING IS AS HARD IS

GETTING THROUGH PUBERTY.

ONCE YOU'RE THROUGH THAT,

EVERYTHING ELSE SEEMS

LITTLE.

HE HAS DEFINITELY HELPED ME

THROUGH A LOT.

Reporter: IN FIVE

YEARS, THE PAIR HAS GROWN

CLOSER THAN BROTHERS.

CHAD EVEN WORK'S IN TIM'S

LAW OFFICE AFTER SCHOOL.

TIM COULD HAVE TOLD

HIMSELF, I DON'T HAVE THE

TIME, BUT HE DID MAKE THE

TIME FOR ME.

IT IS ABOUT HOW BADLY YOU

WANT TO HELP SOMEONE.

IT IS DOABLE, AND IT IS

THE WAY WE'RE GOING TO

CHANGE THE ENTIRE FACE OF

THIS NATION.

Reporter: SUSAN TAYLOR

IS THE FORMER EDITOR OF THE

GROUNDBREAKING ESSENCE

MAGAZINE.

THAT HAS DELIVERED

INSPIRATION TO MILLIONS OF

BLACK WOMEN.

AFTER 37 YEARS, SHE LEFT

THAT PLATFORM TO START

ANOTHER.

NATIONAL CARES

MENTORING.

IT'S MISSION: INSPIRE PEOPLE

TO TAKE THE TIME TO MENTOR A

CHILD.

80% OF BLACK FOURTH

GRADERS ARE READING BELOW

GRADE LEVEL, AND 60% ARE

FUNCTIONALLY ILLITERATE.

FAILING SCHOOLS ARE THE

PIPELINE TO PRISON.

SO MENTORS STEPPING INTO

THAT SPACE CREATE -- OH, MY

GOSH, MENTORING IS JUST

TRANSFORM TIFF.

TRANSFORMTIVE.

Reporter: NATIONAL

CARES IS ON THE GROUND IN 50

CITIES AND GROWING.

WE CAUGHT UP WITH A TEAM IN

BALTIMORE.

PART OF WHAT WE HAVE TO

FIGURE OUT IS HOW DO WE

ADDRESS THE BROKERAGE.

THIS IS WHAT WE GO TO

CHURCH FOR.

THE MINISTER IS GROUP

MENTORING, IS SPEAKING TO

THE CONGREGANTS FOR 20

MINUTES, SOME FOR AN HOUR,

DEPENDING ON WHAT CHURCH

YOU'RE IN.

SPEAKING LIFE AND HOPE AND

POSSIBILITIES, RIGHT TO OUR

HEARTS.

THAT'S WHAT MENTORING IS.

IT IS INSPIRING.

IT IS PUSHING.

IT IS CONNECTING THEM TO THE

RESOURCES THEY NEED, OUR

YOUNG.

I REMEMBER BEING IN

CHURCH AND RUNNING AROUND

THE YARD.

Reporter: JONATHAN IS A

CHURCH MENTORING SUCCESS

STORY.

THE CHURCH BECAME HIS SECOND

HOME.

I HAD A LOT OF GREAT MALE

FIGURES THAT GOD PLANTED IN

MY LIFE, AND I WAS STILL

ABLE TO LOOK UP TO MY PASTOR

AND SOME GODFATHERS AND SOME

UNCLES AS THAT IS FATHER

TOGETHER, COLLECTIVELY.

* I HAVE NEVER FALLEN THIS

LOW BEFORE *

Reporter: THAT VOICE

MAY SOUND FAMILIAR.

McREYNOLDS RECENTLY

RELEASED HIS FIRST C.D.,

"LIFE'S MUSIC," AND IT IS

CLIMBING THE GOSPEL CHARTS.

I REMEMBER MY COUSIN

SAYING, WHERE IS YOUR DAD?

AND I WAS LIKE, I DON'T

KNOW.

I DON'T HAVE ONE.

I DON'T FEEL THAT VOID.

I DON'T FEEL THAT

EMPTINESS.

AND NOW I LOOK BACK AND

REALIZE, IT IS NOBODY BUT

GOD BEING THE FATHER, THE

FATHER HE PROMISED HE WOULD

BE.

* SEE, IT WASN'T MEANT FOR

ME *

Reporter: PAUL

McREYNOLDS TRAVELS THE

WORLD SINGING SONGS HE HAS

WRITTEN.

HE STILL COMES HOME TO MOM,

HIS PASTOR, AND HIS LITTLE

CHICAGO CHURCH, TO SERVE AS

A MENTOR HIMSELF.

IT IS REALLY JUST FOR THE

SALT OF THE EARTH.

TO NOT LOSE ITS SALTINESS.

WE ARE HERE TO PRESERVE.

WE HAVE TO PRAY.

WE HAVE TO GIVE AS MUCH OF A

GOOD INFLUENCE TO THESE KIDS

AS WE CAN.

* I'M TIRED OF WAITING ON

CYCLES TO END *

Reporter: EPHRAIM

GRAHAM, CBN NEWS, CHICAGO.

* SO I'LL LEAN ON THE

SHOULDER *

Gordon: WE ARE FACING A

CRISIS, A FATHERLESS

GENERATION GROWING UP IN

AMERICA TODAY.

BUT THE GOOD NEWS IS THE

CHURCH HAS A WONDERFUL

OPPORTUNITY TO TURN IT

AROUND.

AND WHAT THE DEVIL MEANT FOR

EVIL WE CAN TURN INTO GOOD.

ALL FOR THE GLORY OF GOD.

IF YOU KNOW A YOUNG PERSON,

AND YOU KNOW THEY'RE GROWING

UP WITHOUT A FATHER, WILL

YOU TAKE THE TIME AND SAY,

OKAY, I'LL BE A MENTOR TO

THEM.

GET THEM INVOLVED IN YOUR

CHURCH.

GET THEM SURROUNDED BY

FATHERS WHO MENTOR, MENTORS

WHO WILL CARE FOR THEM AND

GUIDE THEM, AND GUIDE THEM

IN THE WAY TO GO.

IF WE CAN DO THIS, AND DO

THIS PROPERLY, WE CAN CAN

REALLY RESTORE A WHOLE

GENERATION.

THAT'S WHY GOD HATES

DIVORCE.

IT HAS TO DO WITH HE WANTS

RIGHTEOUS CHILDREN.

AND WHEN DIVORCE IS

HAPPENING, WE'VE GOT TO STEP

INTO THE PICTURE AND SAY,

WHAT CAN WE DO?

Terry: YEAH.

YOU KNOW, OUR CHURCH IS VERY

INVOLVED IN THIS KIND OF

MENTORING.

IF EVERY CHURCH WOULD TAKE

ONELY SCHOOL IN A CITY AND

HAVE THE MEN REACH OUT, AND

THE WOMEN TO THE YOUNG

GIRLS, WHERE THEY DON'T HAVE

SOMEBODY WHO IS A PERSON OF

SUBSTANTIAL INFLUENCE IN

THEIR LIVES, WHAT A

DIFFERENCE WE COULD MAKE.

AMAZING.

COMING UP, A LANDMARK DAY IN

THE HISTORY OF REGENT

UNIVERSITY.

WE WANT YOU TO BE AMONG THE

FIRST TO SEE THE INSIDE OF

THE BRAND NEW CHAPEL.

I'M GOING TO TAKE YOU ON A

TOUR WHEN WE COME BACK.

AND THEN LATER ON, ONE OF

THE GREATEST LIVING

EVANGELISTS JOINS US TODAY.

REINHARD BONNKE TALKS ABOUT

HIS MIRACLE-WORKING CRUSADE,

ALL ON TODAY'S "700 CLUB."

Gordon: WHEN WE ASKED

MY DAD HOW COULD WE HONOR

HIM ON HIS 80th BIRTHDAY,

HE SAID, I WANT TO BUILD A

CHAPEL ON THE CAMPUS OF CBN

AND REGENT UNIVERSITY THAT

WOULD BE A TRIBUTE TO GOD'S

FAITHFULNESS.

THIS IS WHAT'S ON MY DAD'S

HEART.

Pat: A CHAPEL.

THIS WILL ENABLE US TO SEND

THOUSANDS OF SERVANTS OF THE

LORD, TO SERVE HIM IN THIS

COUNTRY, IN AFRICA AND SOUTH

AMERICA AND ASIA, AND ALL

OVER THE WORLD.

Gordon: WELL, TODAY IS

MY 83rd BIRTHDAY, AND

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DAD.

THIS DAY ALSO MARKS THE

FULFILLMENT OF THE WISH HE

MADE THREE YEARS OWING ON

HIS 80th BIRTHDAY.

IT IS THE OFFICIAL OPENING

OF THE REGENT UNIVERSITY

CHAPEL AND THE CAP STONE OF

A DREAM THAT HAD ITS

BEGINNINGS IN 1977.

Reporter: REGENT

UNIVERSITY STUDENTS HAVE A

LEGACY THAT INSPIRES, AND

ARE WELL-EQUIPPED TO BUILD A

BRIGHT FUTURE.

THE PLANS ARE BEING DRAWN

AND WILL BE COMPLETED IN THE

NEXT FEW DAYS.

AND ALL OF US ARE GOING TO

MERGE OUR EFFORTS AND OUR

HEARTS AND OUR PRAYERS INTO

SEEING THESE SCHOOLS AND

THIS UNIVERSITY GO FORWARD

FOR THE GLORY OF GOD.

HE HAS CALLED US TO

EXCELLENCE.

HE HAS CALLED US TO SHOW

FORTH THE EXCELLENCY OF THE

KNOWLEDGE OF CHRIST.

WE ARE GOING TO

ESTABLISH, STARTING IN 1982,

A BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION'S

BIBLICAL STUDY.

THE VISION AND THE

PURPOSE THAT HAS BEEN SET

FORTH BY THE LEADERS,

FACULTY, STUDENTS, AND THE

SUPPORTERS OF THIS

INSTITUTION WE ARE

BUILDING.

WE ARE BUILDING A BETTER

WORLD AND A BETTER NATION.

MAY GOD BLESS THIS

UNIVERSITY.

WE'RE SO IMPRESSED WITH

THE QUALITY OF THE FACULTY.

WE DEDICATE THIS FILMING

AS A PLACE OF TRUTH, A PLACE

OF LIGHT, A PLACE OF

ENRICHMENT, A PLACE OF

LEARNING.

THE STUDENT WRITES HIS OR

HER OWN SCRIPTS AND WE

PRODUCE THEM AND GET THEM

OUT.

SEVERAL OF THEM HAVE WON

NATIONAL STUDENT ACADEMY

AWARDS.

TURTLE RACES IS THE FILM

THAT WON THE STUDENT ACADEMY

AWARD.

[APPLAUSE]

THIS COULD NOT HAVE GONE

ANY BETTER, I THINK NOT ONLY

FOR REGENT UNIVERSITY, BUT

FOR BOTH SIDES OF THIS

DEBATE TO COME TO THIS

CAMPUS AT THIS PARTICULAR

TIME OF THE 25th

ANNIVERSARY, AND THIS TYPE

OF EVENT.

THIS IS AN HISTORIC EVENT.

THE IDEA OF A COMPLETELY

INTERDENOM NATIONAL SCHOOL

-- INTERDENOMINATIONAL

SCHOOL OF SPIRITUAL

STUDIES.

Pat: WE HAVE SEEN OUR

GRADUATES GO INTO KEY

POSITIONS.

WE HAVE MAYBE 150 STUDENTS

FROM OTHER COUNTRIES HERE.

IT HAS BECOME AN

INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY.

WE ASPIRE TO RAISE UP A

GENERATION OF LEADERS WHO

WILL CHOOSE CALLING OVER

CAREER.

I SEE THESE NUMBERS, AND

THEY ARE PRIME NUMBERS.

Pat: WE THANK YOU FOR

THIS MOMENT IN THE HISTORY

OF REGENT UNIVERSITY, FOR

THIS GLORIOUS CHAPEL, WHICH

WILL HAVE THIS CROWNING

TOUCH, THE CROSS, ADDED TO

THE TOP OF THIS BEAUTIFUL

STEEPLE.

I WAKE UP EVERY MORNING

AND I WONDER TO MYSELF, HOW

IN THE WORLD

DID

I GET

BLESSED TO HAVE SUCH A JOB.

WE'VE GOT A VERY, VERY

DIVERSE GROUP OF STUDENTS,

IN PART REFLECTING THE FACT

WE'VE GOT A DIVERSE

FACULTY.

THE WORLD IS SHRINKING,

ASIA, LATIN-AMERICA, AND I

THINK WE'RE SEEING MORE AND

MORE STUDENTS COMING TO US

FROM THOSE PARTS OF THE

WORLD AS WELL.

I'M THRILLED ABOUT BEING

ABLE TO BE A PART OF THAT.

Pat: HE WHO CAUSES

EVERYTHING TO BE WILL DIRECT

YOUR PATHS.

HE'LL LEAD YOU STEP BY STEP

BY STEP BY STEP.

HERE AT REGENT, THE

SCHOOL OF DIVINITY, THE LIFE

OF THE SPIRIT AND THE LIFE

OF THE MIND ARE NOT

ANTAGONISTIC TO EACH OTHER.

THEY'RE NOT OPPOSITES, BUT

THEIR INTERTWINED, HEADS,

HANDS, AND HEARTS.

Gordon: THE STORY DOES

GO ON.

IT IS TO BE CONTINUED INTO

THE FUTURE.

BUT WHEN YOU LOOK BACK, AND

YOU LOOK BACK TO THE EARLY

BEGINNINGS, REGENT

UNIVERSITY STARTED OUT IN A

SERIES OF TRAILERS.

THERE WASN'T A SINGLE

BUILDING.

AND AN INTREPID GROUP, 77

PEOPLE, WERE PART OF THE

FIRST CLASS.

I HAD THE PRIVILEGE LAST

NIGHT OF HAVING DINNER, AND

SEATED NEXT TO ME WAS ONE OF

THE FIRST GRADUATES FROM

WHAT WAS THEN CALLED CBN

UNIVERSITY.

MY FATHER WANTED THIS

CHAPEL, NOT TO CELEBRATE HIS

BIRTHDAY, BUT TO CELEBRATE

THE FAITHFULNESS OF GOD.

FOR REGENT UNIVERSITY, GOD'S

FAVOR OVER THAT UNIVERSITY.

WHEN YOU CONSIDER THAT IN

JUST ABOUT THREE AND A HALF

DECADES, IT HAS GONE FROM

WORKING OUT OF TRAILERS TO

BE ONE OF THE LEADING

UNIVERSITIES IN THE WORLD

TODAY.

THAT IS A MIRACLE.

AND THAT IS WHAT HAPPENS

WHEN YOU JUST WALK IT OUT,

STEP BY STEP, WITH GOD'S

FAVOR, GOD'S ANOINTING,

GOD'S DIRECTION.

YOU REALLY JUST CAN'T FAIL.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS

BELIEVE WHAT HE TELLS YOU

AND DO IT.

Terry: WELL, FROM THE

SMALL BEGINNINGS THAT GORDON

JUST MENTIONED, REGENT

UNIVERSITY TODAY BOASTS

16,000 GRADUATES AND

COUNTING.

EXTRAORDINARY MEN AND WOMEN

WHO CONTINUE TO CARRY THE

VISION OF EXCELLENCE,

FULFILLING THE UNIVERSITY'S

MOTTO, WHICH I LOVE, WHICH

IS "CHRISTIAN LEADERSHIP TO

CHANGE THE WORLD."

TAKE A LOOK.

WE ARE HERE TO CELEBRATE

THE GRADUATION OF CHRISTIAN

LEADERS WHO ARE DESTINED TO

CHANGE THE WORLD.

YOU HOLD IN YOUR FUTURE

THE ABILITY TO BLESS THE

WORLD.

DON'T MISS THE TICKET TO

THAT TRAIN!

*

*

IT GAVE ME THE INSIGHT

INTO WHAT OUR FOUNDERS

BELIEVED ABOUT GOVERNMENT,

AND ACTING IN A DEGREE OF

CIVILITY, AND TRYING TO

BUILD BRIDGES TO GET THINGS

DONE WITHOUT COMPRISING

PRINCIPLES.

AND IT HAS TAKEN ME FORWARD

IN MY PUBLIC LIFE.

Terry: IT IS SO

EXCITING TO SEE PEOPLE LIKE

THE GOVERNOR OF OUR GREAT

STATE, WHO IS A GRADUATE

HERE, AND ALSO AROUND THE

WORLD, STUDENTS FROM ALL

OVER THE WORLD STUDYING

HERE.

Gordon: OVER 80

COUNTRIES HAVE BEEN

REPRESENTED IN THE STUDENT

BODY OF REGENT UNIVERSITY.

AND I'LL TELL YOU ONE OF THE

PROUDEST THINGS I AM IN

TERMS OF THE GRADUATES, AND

IT WASN'T IN THAT PIECE, THE

NUMBER OF TEACHERS OF THE

YEAR THAT REGENT UNIVERSITY

HAS PRODUCED.

WE'RE TRAINING UP A WHOLE

NEW GENERATION BY PUTTING IN

PLACE, IN STRATEGIC

POSITIONS, TEACHERS ACROSS

THE NATION.

AND THEY'RE WINNING AWARDS

FOR WHAT THEY'RE DOING.

AGAIN, YOU LOOK BACK AT

HUMBLE BEGINNINGS.

I REMEMBER BOB AND MAUREEN

McDONALD, WHEN HE WAS

FIRST RUNNING FOR DELEGATE.

HE WAS A FIRST GRADUATE.

HE WAS PRACTICING LAW, AND

HOW DO I RUN FOR OFFICE.

AND MY WIFE WAS BABY-SITTING

THEIR KIDS.

HE WAS GOING DOOR TO DOOR.

AND AGAINST ALL ODDS, HE WON

THAT RACE BACK IN 1991.

AND HE HASN'T LOOKED BACK.

IT HAS BEEN A MARVELOUS

CAREER.

AGAIN, JU JUST THE

FAITHFULNESS OF GOD.

YOU LISTEN TO HIM, YOU AGREE

WITH WHAT HE TELLS YOU, AND

THEN YOU WALK IT OUT, STEP

BY STEP.

Terry: I HAD THE

PRIVILEGE LAST WEEK OF

GETTING A SNEAK PREVIEW.

I TOOK A TOUR OF THE NEW

CHAPEL WITH REGENT PRESIDENT

CARLOS CAMPO.

AND I'D LIKE TO SHOW YOU

WHAT WE GOT TO SEE THEN.

THE CHAPEL WAS INSPIRED BY

ST. MARTIN AND THE FIELDS, A

LANDMARK LONDON CHURCH THAT

IS THE PARISH CHURCH OF THE

ROYAL FAMILY.

THE BUILDING REFLECTS THE

CLASSICAL GEORGIAN

ARCHITECTURE OF THE CAMPUS.

DR. CARLOS CAMPO TOOK ME

INSIDE FOR A QUICK TOUR.

THIS IS BEAUTIFUL IN

ITSELF.

THERE IS SOMETHING AMAZING

GOING ON RIGHT HERE.

WHAT IS GOING ON RIGHT NO

IS THE SPOKEN WORD.

STUDENTS ARE READING THROUGH

THE ENTIRE BIBLE.

Terry: 24 HOURS?

24 HOURS, SEVEN DAYS A

WEEK.

THE STUDENT BODY SAID

WHATEVER YOU DO IN THE

CHAPEL, PLEASE HAVE A PLACE

WHERE WE CAN ACCESS AND SEEK

THE LORD 24/7.

Terry: THE SANCTUARY IS

SOMETHING TO BEHOLD.

OOH, LOOK AT THAT.

WOW!

IT IS AMAZING.

Terry: YOU KNOW, THE

HEIGHT OF THIS IS SO GRAND.

ISN'T IT?

IT REALLY IS.

Terry: THE SIZE OF THE

WINDOWS, THE CHANDELIERS,

AND THAT STAINED GLASS

WINDOW IS JUST BEAUTIFUL.

IT IS SPECTACULAR.

Terry: THE SANCTUARY

SEATS 1,000 PEOPLE, AND WILL

SERVE NOT ONLY AS A

GATHERING PLACE FOR THE CBN

AND REGENT CAMPUS, BUT ALSO

FOR WEDDINGS AND

CONVOCATIONS.

A LOT OF OUR PRACTICAL

MINISTRY STUDENTS WILL BE

ABLE TO USE THIS --

Terry: LIKE YOUR MUTE

COURT FOR THE LAWYER.

THIS WILL BE THE PLATFORM

FOR THOSE GOING INTO

MINISTRY.

WHAT DO YOU THINK?

WILL THEY BE SPOILED OR

WHAT?

Terry: YES, I WOULD SAY

QUITE A BIT.

QUITE A BIT.

ONE THING IS CERTAIN, GREAT

THINGS ARE AHEAD FOR REGENT

UNIVERSITY AND FOR CBN.

I'M JUST GOING TO TELL YOU,

WE OPENED THOSE DOORS AND IT

TOOK MY BREATH AWAY.

IT IS BEAUTIFUL.

Gordon: IT IS A

BEAUTIFUL CHAPEL.

Terry: IT REALLY IS.

Gordon: THERE IS A

LITTLE INSIDE STORY ON THE

STAINED GLASS, WHERE THEY

WENT THROUGH FIVE DIFFERENT

VERSIONS OF THE FACE OF

JESUS BECAUSE DAD KEPT

SAYING, IT DOESN'T LOOK

RIGHT.

IT DOESN'T LOOK RIGHT.

AND I DIDN'T HELP THE

SITUATION BECAUSE I JUST

RETURNED FROM THE GREAT

CATHEDRAL IN VIENNA, AND

THEY HAD A STATUE OF JESUS

IN MARBLE.

AND IT WAS SUPPOSED TO SHOW

HIM ON THE CROSS AND THE

PASSION.

AND UNFORTUNATELY, THEY

DIDN'T GET THE FACE RIGHT.

AND HE HAD A STRANGE LOOK ON

HIS FAITH, LIKE HE HAD A

TOOTHACHE.

SO IT BECAME TOOTHACHE

JESUS.

AND HE SAID, THE LAST THING

I WANT OVER THE REMAINDER OF

MY LIFE IS TO STAND IN THAT

CHAPEL AND LOOK AT SOMETHING

THAT DOESN'T GIVE ME

REFERENCE AND AWE.

Terry: I HAVE A LITTLE

BEHIND THE SCENES, TOO.

YOUR MOM -- HER FINGERPRINT

IS ON EVERYTHING ON THIS

CAMPUS.

SHE IS AN AMAZING DESIGNER,

DECORATOR.

THE COLOR CHOICES, JUST THE

STYLE OF EVERYTHING, THE

UNITY CHAIRS -- EVERYTHING

THAT IS IN THERE IS

ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL.

AND YOUR DAD, AS YOU SAID,

VERY SPECIFIC AND

PARTICULARLY ABOUT HOW

THINGS TURN OUT.

BUT YOU KNOW WHAT WAS SHARED

WITH ME IS --

Gordon: AND SHE DOESN'T

LIKE THE PONY.

Terry: WHAT WE SHARED

WITH ME IS HOW MANY TIMES

YOUR MOM AND DAD TOGETHER

HAVE GONE OVER THERE AND

PRAIR PRAYED OVER THAT

PLACE.

Gordon: AND THE

STUDENTS WERE PRAYING, AND

DEDICATED TO READING THE

BIBLE FROM END TO END, AND

DOING THAT ON A 24-HOUR

BASIS.

AND LAST NIGHT WE FINISHED

REVELATION.

BEFORE REINHARD BONNKE

SPOKE.

IT IS A WONDERFUL WEEKEND.

AGAIN, YOU'RE INVITED.

IF YOU WANT TO COME AND SEE

JIM SYMBOLA TONIGHT, IT WILL

BE 8:00.

THE DOORS ARE OPEN.

BE THERE.

THE SCHOOL OF DIVINITY IS

THE LARGEST SCHOOL AT REGENT

UNIVERSITY, BUT THE

SPIRITUAL FOUNDATION IS

TRULY WHAT SETS THE

UNIVERSITY APART.

IT IS A MOVE OF THE HOLY

SPIRIT THAT IS FELT ACROSS

THE CAMPUS AND IS NOW SPREAD

THROUGHOUT THE WORLD.

Reporter: FOR MORE THAN

30 YEARS REGENT UNIVERSITY'S

GOAL HAS REMAINED THE SAME:

TWO DEVELOP CHRISTIAN

LEADERS WHO CHANGE THE

WORLD.

TODAY THAT MISSION IS MORE

ALIVE THAN IT HAS EVER

BEEN.

IT WAS UNBELIEVABLE TO BE

PART OF THAT HISTORY OF

REGENT, AND TO BE ABLE TO

KNOW WE HAVE A PLACE WE CAN

CALL HOME.

IT IS IN A PLACE THAT IS

DEDICATED TO GOD BY SO MANY

PEOPLE, AND SUPPORTED BY SO

MANY PEOPLE.

AND GOD IS JUST GOING TO DO

AMAZING THINGS.

Reporter: REGENT

STUDENTS ARE TRAINED TO

INFLUENCE THE WORLD.

AT THE HEART OF IT ALL IS

GLORIFYING GOD.

STUDENTS ATTEND WORSHIP

SERVICES THAT MANY CALL THE

HEARTBEAT OF CAMPUS LIFE.

DR. RICHARD KIDD IS THE

DIRECTOR OF CAMPUS

MINISTRIES.

WHEN WE HOLD STUDENT

ORGANIZATIONS, THEY SAID WE

WANT A PLACE WHERE WE CAN

FEEL COMFORTABLE AND BE REAL

AND WORSHIP GOD IN A WAY

THAT WE FEEL FREE.

Reporter: THEIR

ENTHUSIASM DOESN'T JUST

REMAIN ON THE VIRGINIA BEACH

CAMPUS.

AS THEY TAKE THE GOSPEL

MESSAGE AROUND THE WORLD.

DR. CLIFFTON CLARK IS THE

PROFESSOR OF GLOBAL

MISSIONS.

WE HAVE PEOPLE ENGAGING

IN GLOBAL SERVICE, WHEREBY

PEOPLE ARE WORKING WITH

ORPHANS AND WORKING IN

VILLAGES.

WE HAVE PEOPLE WHO ARE

DIGGING WELLS IN CERTAIN

AREAS.

THEIR LIVES ARE TRANSFORMED

IN TERMS OF GOD SPEAKING TO

THEM.

AND THEM REALIZING THE

THINGS THAT THEY CAN DO, THE

POWER THAT THEY HAVE.

Reporter: THROUGH

TEACHING, GLOBAL MINISTRY

OPPORTUNITIES, AND SPIRITUAL

GUIDANCE, REGENT WILL HELP

STUDENTS FULFILL THEIR

CALLINGS FOR GENERATIONS TO

COME.

HAVING A PLACE THAT YOU

KNOW IS DEDICATED TO

WORSHIP, DEDICATED TO JUST

GOD, AND IT'S ALL ABOUT JUST

HIM, AND LEARNING ABOUT HIM,

AND GROWING IN THAT WAY, AND

LEARNING MORE ABOUT GOD.

I'M REALLY EXCITED ABOUT

THAT.

AND I GUESS THE NEW

EXPERIENCE OF WHATEVER HE IS

GOING TO DO.

Gordon: COME EXPERIENCE

REGENT.

IF YOU WANT TO APPLY, IT'S

REAL EASY.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS GO TO

REGENT. EDU.

SO THERE IT IS.

LOG ON, FIND OUT ABOUT THE

VARIOUS SCHOOLS, THE

UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM, THE

ONLINE PROGRAM.

YOU DON'T HAVE TO COME HERE

AND LIVE ON CAMPUS, BUT WE

DO HAVE ON-CAMPUS FACILITIES

AS WELL.

YOU CAN BE PART OF ALL OF

THE WONDERFUL THINGS THAT

ARE HAPPENING.

IF YOU WANT TO BE A

CHRISTIAN LEADER, APPLY.

BE PART OF IT.

REGENT.EDU.

Terry: AND IT IS A

GREAT TIME TO VISIT.

ALL OF THE DAFFODILS ARE

UP.

Gordon: YESTERDAY WE

HAD A SNOWSTORM HERE IN

MARCH.

WHEN DOES IT SNOW IN

VIRGINIA BEACH IN MARCH.

Terry: WHAT WAS THAT

ABOUT?

I DON'T KNOW.

I MOVED HERE FROM

WISCONSIN.

PEOPLE ARE CRAZY DOWN HERE.

STILL

AHEAD,

FIRST THEIR

FATHER AND MOTHER ABANDONED

THEM, AND THEN THEIR

RELATIVES SOLD THEIR HOUSE

RIGHT FROM UNDER THEM.

SEE HOW TWO ORPHANED

BROTHERS SURVIVE AGAINST ALL

ODDS.

AND LATER, MEET THE MAN WHO

HAS LED MORE THAN 55 MILLION

PEOPLE TO JESUS JUST IN THE

LAST 10 YEARS.

WELCOME BACK TO "THE 700

CLUB."

THE MAYOR OF FORT WAYNE,

INDIANA, IS CALLING ON

RESIDENTS OF ALL FAITHS TO

JOIN IN PRAYER.

HE IS ASKING FOR PRAYER FOR

RELIEF FROM THE ECONOMIC AND

CRIME PROBLEMS FACING THE

CITY, STATE, AND NATION.

THE MAY 5th EVENT IS

CALLED "PRAYERS FOR THE

CITY."

IT WILL INCLUDE PRAYERS,

SONGS, DANCES, AND READINGS,

FROM BUDDHISM, CHRISTIANITY,

HINDUISM, SIKHISM, AND THE

BAHI FAITH.

TODAY IS WORLD WATER DAY, A

DAY TO RAISE AWARENESS ABOUT

THE GLOBAL PROBLEMS IN WATER

AND SANITATION.

"OPERATION BLESSING"

RECENTLY GAVE A HONDURAN

VILLAGE THE GIFT OF CLEAN

WATERS.

TEAMS EVEN INSTALLED PIPES

TO BRING THE DRINKING WATER

INTO EVERY HOME THERE.

LAST YEAR ALONE, "OPERATION

BLESSING" AND CBN PARTNERS

HELPED BUILD MORE THAN 1500

WELLS.

PROVIDING SAFE, CLEAN WATER

TO MORE THAN

A HALF MILLION

PEOPLE.

YOU CAN CAN

FIND OUT MORE

ABOUT "OPERATION BLESSING"

BY GOING TO ITS WEBSITE AT

AT OB.ORG.

STAY TUNED.

GORDON AND TERRY WILL BE

BACK AFTER THIS.

WHEN THEY WERE BUILDING

IT, WE, AS THE UNDERGRAD

STUDENTS, WROTE BIBLE VERSES

ON THE WALLS.

IT IS SOMETHING WE CAN CLAIM

AS OUR OWN.

IT IS A BLESSING.

I KNOW GOD IS GOING TO GROW

IT.

I'M SO EXCITED.

Terry: WELL, WELCOME

BACK TO THIS SPECIAL EDITION

OF "THE 700 CLUB."

CELEBRATING THE GRAND

OPENING OF THE REGENT

UNIVERSITY CHAPEL.

WELL, RIGHT NOW I WANT TO

TAKE YOU TO SOUTH AFRICA FOR

A MOMENT TO MEET TWO

BROTHERS.

THEY HAVE A SAFE, LOVING

HOME NOW, BUT NOT LONG AGO

THEY HAD NOWHERE TO TURN FOR

HELP.

Reporter: FRANCE AND

LEWIS GREW UP ALONE IN SOUTH

AFRICA.

AFTER THEIR FATHER ABANDONED

THE FAMILY, THEIR MOTHER

MOVED TO MOZAMBIQUE, LEAVING

HER TWO BOYS IN THEIR EMPTY

HOME TO TAKE CARE OF

THEMSELVES.

LIFE WAS SO DIFFICULT.

WE DIDN'T HAVE FOOD, CLOTHES

OR ANYTHING.

Reporter: THEN

RELATIVES SOLD THEIR

HOUSE,

AND THE BOYS WOUND UP

HOMELESS AND ALONE.

WE DIDN'T HAVE A HOUSE,

AND WE WERE HUNGRY.

Reporter: WHEN

"ORPHANS' PROMISE" BUILT NEW

DORMS IN THEIR VILLAGE, THE

BROTHERS WENT THERE FOR

HELP.

THEY WERE WELCOMED AND GIVEN

A HOME.

I CAME HERE, AND

EVERYTHING WAS GOD.

OUR LIFE CHANGED.

THEY TAKE CARE OF ALL OF OUR

NEEDS.

WE'RE SO HAPPY NOW.

WE HAVE A FAMILY AND A

COMFORTABLE HOME.

WE HAVE FOOD, CLOTHES, AND

SHOES.

YOU ARE THE ONLY PEOPLE THAT

TAKE CARE OF US.

THANK YOU, CBN.

Terry: IT IS REALLY

HARD TO IMAGINE, ISN'T IT,

THAT CHILDREN AS YOUNG AS

FRANCE AND LEWIS COULD

POSSIBLY BE OUT ON THEIR

OWN, NO PLACE TO LIVE, NO

ONE TO CARE FOR THEM.

YOU KNOW, IN THE UNITED

STATES WE HAVE PROGRAMS AND

SYMPTOMS ISYSTEMS IN PLACE

TO HELP CHILDREN WHO FIND

THEMSELVES IN DISASTEROUS

CIRCUMSTANCES.

BUT IN OTHER PARTS OF THE

WORLD, IT IS JUST NOT LIKE

THAT.

THAT'S ONE OF THE REASONS

WE'RE REACHING OUT TO MAKE A

DIFFERENCE THROUGH "ORPHANS' PROMISE."

WHEN YOU JOIN "THE 700

CLUB," YOU HELP US WITH

THAT.

WE'RE DOING THIS KIND OF

THING ALL AROUND THE WORLD.

WE'RE SUPPLYING WATER FOR

PEOPLE, REACHING OUT WITH

MEDICAL CLINICS, AS WELL AS

TELLING EVERYONE WE MEET

ABOUT THE LOVE OF JESUS

CHRIST, AND THAT THERE IS A

FATHER WHO WILL NEVER LEAVE

THEM FOR FORSAKE THEM.

HELP US DELIVER THAT

MESSAGE, WON'T YOU?

BE A PART OF JOINING "THE

700 CLUB."

THERE ARE THOUSANDS OF US

WHO HAVE DONE THAT, AND

WE'RE OUT TO CHANGE THE

WORLD.

WE INVITE YOU TO JOIN WITH

US.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS GO TO

YOUR PHONE AND CALL THAT

TOLL-FREE NUMBER ON YOUR

SCREEN, 1-800-759-0700.

JUST SAY, I WANT TO JOIN.

65 CENTS A DAY, $20 A MONTH,

MAKES YOU A "700 CLUB"

MEMBER.

TODAY IS A GREAT DAY TO

START THIS.

WHEN YOU DO, WE WANT TO SAY

THANK YOU BY SENDING YOU

THIS.

IT IS GORDON'S LATEST

TEACHING CALLED "LIFE BEYOND

THE GRAVE, PART TWO."

THESE ARE STORIES OF REAL

PEOPLE WHO HAD DEATH

EXPERIENCES.

SOME WENT TO HEAVEN, SOME

WENT TO HELL.

BUT THEY COME BACK AND SHARE

THE REAL ACCOUNTS OF WHAT

THEY EXPERIENCED WITH YOU

AND ME.

BY THE WAY, WHEN YOU CALL,

WILL YOU USE PLEDGE

EXPRESS.

IT MEANS YOUR BANK DOES ALL

OF THE WORK.

I LOVE IT.

NO ENVELOPES, NO STAMPS, NO

HAVING TO REMEMBER.

YOU CAN STOP AT ANY TIME YOU

WANT.

IT DOES SAVE US SOME

PROCESSING COSTS SO WE CAN

PUT MORE OF YOUR GIFT INTO

THE LIVES OF THE CHILDREN,

LIKE THE TWO BOYS YOU JUST

SAW.

THE WAY OF SAYING THANK YOU

FOR DOING THAT IS TO SEND

YOU "POWER FOR LIFE"

TEACHINGS.

YOU'LL GET THEM, AND WE

THINK THEY'LL BE A BLESSING

TO YOU.

RIGHT NOW IT IS TOLL-FREE,

1-800-759-0700.

JUST CALL.

GORDON?

Gordon: UP NEXT, WE

HAVE REINHARD BONNKE.

AND HE IS GOING TO BE

TALKING ABOUT HOW YOU CAN

TAKE ACTION THROUGH THE

GIFTS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT.

STAY WITH US.

I'M SO EXCITED TO WORSHIP

IN THE NEW CHAPEL.

IT IS LIKE YOUR OWN HOME,

YOUR OWN PLACE TO GO AND

WORSHIP GOD.

I'M JUST SO EXCITED TO SEE

GOD MOVE WITH THE WHOLE NEW

CHAPEL.

Gordon: WELCOME BACK TO

"THE 700 CLUB."

TODAY WE'VE BEEN CELEBRATING

THE GRAND OPENING OF THE NEW

REGENT UNIVERSITY CHAPEL,

AND LAST NIGHT IT COULDN'T

HAVE BEEN BETTER WHEN WE GOT

AN INSPIRATIONAL MESSAGE

FROM AN EXTRAORDINARY MAN OF

GOD, WHO FIRST GAVE HIS LIFE

TO THE LORD AT THE AGE OF

NINE.

TAKE A LOOK.

LAST NIGHT REINHARD

BONNKE WAS THE FIRST SPEAKER

IN THE NEWLY DEDICATED

REGENT UNIVERSITY CHAPEL.

AND MY

HEART WAS SET ON

FIRE.

I SAID, YES, LORD, I WILL DO

YOUR WILL.

Reporter: REINHART IS

ONE OF THE MOST DYNAMIC

EVANGELISTS IN THE WORLD.

HE HAS HELPED INSPIRE MORE

THAN 55 MILLION PEOPLE TO

ACCEPT CHRIST OVER THE LAST

10 YEARS.

IN HIS BOOK "TAKING ACTION,"

REINHART TAKES A FRESH LOOK

AT HOW WE CAN BE AN

EXTENSION OF GOD'S LOVE,

ALONG WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT.

I BELIEVE THE EMPHASIS IS

ON THIS CHAPEL.

AND MAY GOD GRANT THAT ALL

OF THE STUDENTS HERE BECOME

FLAMES OF FIRE, AND YOU WILL

PART OF A SAVED AMERICA.

[APPLAUSE AND CHEERS]

Gordon: PLEASE WELCOME

BACK TO "THE 700 CLUB," OUR

DEAR FRIEND, REINHARD

BONNKE.

IT IS WONDERFUL TO HAVE

YOU.

THANK YOU, GORDON.

Gordon: I LOVED YOUR

MESSAGE.

I PARTICULARLY LIKE THE

IMAGERY THAT FAITH IS LIKE A

HORSE.

YOU WANT TO HAVE THE HORSE

OUT AND YOU WANT TO BE BE

OUT AND ON IT AND RIDING IT,

AND YOU WANT TO BE GOING

FAST.

YOU DON'T WANT TO HAVE IT UP

IN THE STABLE WHERE ALL YOU

DO IS GROOM IT.

WHERE DID YOU GET THAT, THAT

KIND OF IMAGERY?

I THINK MY MIND WORKS IN

PICTURES.

THAT IS, I THINK MAYBE

THAT'S WHY AN EVANGELIST,

TOO.

AND PICTURES SPEAK, AND

SPEAKERS STICK.

PEOPLE TELL ME SOMETIMES 10

YEARS LATER, I REMEMBER, AND

THEY TELL ME ONE OF THOSE

LITTLE THINGS.

AND I SEE THEY HAVE SERVED A

WONDERFUL PURPOSE.

Gordon: AND THEY ALSO

WORK IN TRANSLATION, TOO.

SO IF YOU'RE PREACHING IN

FRONT OF AN AUDIENCE THAT

DOESN'T SPEAK ENGLISH OR

GERMAN, IF YOU TALK IN

PICTURES, IT WILL

TRANSLATE.

YES, INDEED.

I CRAVE THE HO HOLY SPIRIT,

REALLY.

Gordon: I GOT YOUR

BOOK, "TAKING ACTION," AND I

THOUGHT, I KNOW A LOT ABOUT

THE HOLY SPIRIT, I KNOW A

LOT ABOUT THE GIFTS, AND I'M

GOING TO BE ABLE TO BREEZE

THROUGH THIS.

I FOUND MYSELF, I HAD TO

STOP AND PUT IT DOWN BECAUSE

YOU WERE TELLING ME THINGS I

HAD NEVER HEARD BEFORE.

WOW.

Gordon: AND IT WAS

PROFOUND.

I'M GETTING THE SENSE WITH

THIS BOOK THAT YOU'RE TRYING

TO TRAIN UP A WHOLE NEW

GENERATION OF EVANGELISTS,

WHO WILL USE THE GIFTS FOR

WHICH THEY'RE INTENDED,

WHICH IS TO PREACH THE

GOSPEL AND GET PEOPLE

SAVED.

THAT'S A VERY, VERY GOOD

ASSESSMENT, INDEED.

THE BURDEN OF MY HEART AT

THIS STAGE IN LIFE, AFTER

HAVING HANDED THE CHRIST FOR

NATIONS MINISTRY TO MY YOUNG

SUCCESSOR, EVANGELIST

DANIEL, I HAVE THE BURDEN TO

LEAD A FORERUNNER OF A NEW

GENERATION OF HOLY SPIRIT

EVANGELISTS.

Gordon: ARE YOU GOING

TO BE TRAINING PEOPLE?

YES.

I HAVE STARTED A SCHOOL.

GOD SPOKE TO ME.

SCHOOL IS ACTUALLY THE WRONG

WORD, YOU KNOW.

A SCHOOL GIVES YOU A

CERTIFICATE WITH A RED

SEAL.

I DON'T GIVE ANY SUCH

THING.

I GIVE THEM A RED BUTTON.

IF THEY PUSH IT, THEY WILL

BE SHOT INTO ORBIT.

Gordon: IT COULD BE AN

OLD TESTAMENT SCHOOL AS A

PROPHET.

[LAUGHTER]

IN MY SCHOOL, IF I USE

THAT WORD, ACTUALLY, IT IS A

PLACE WHERE I HAVE JUST A

FEW HUNDRED PEOPLE.

NO MORE.

I FEEL I GIVE THEM A TOOLBOX

FOR THE JOB.

A TOOLBOX FOR THE JOB, WITH

ALL THAT I KNOW, WITH ALL

THAT GOD HAS GIVEN TO ME.

IT'S FOUR DAYS OF INTENSIVE

TRAINING, FROM MORNING

TONIGHT.

AND THE LAST DAY, THE LAST

MEETING, IS AN IMPARTATION

SERVICE.

AND I LAY MY HANDS ON

EVERYONE, AND A

COMMISSIONING SERVICE.

THIS IS REALLY EXTREMELY

WONDERFUL.

Gordon: HOW DO PEOPLE

SIGN UP?

I HAVE GOT A WEBSITE.

IT'S ON THE CBN WEBSITE

RIGHT NOW.

AND I STILL HAVE GOT -- THE

NEXT SCHOOL IS FROM MAY 6 TO

9.

IN ORLANDO, FLORIDA.

AND THERE ARE STILL SOME

PLACES OPEN.

Gordon: I THINK THEY

JUST ALL GOT FILLED UP.

BUT I DON'T JUST WANT

PEOPLE WHO WANT A CALLING

FROM GOD.

THIS IS FOR THOSE WHO

ALREADY HAVE A BURNING HEART

TO WIN THE LOST.

I FEEL I CAN REALLY ADD

SOMETHING.

WHAT I HAVE SEEN GOD DO IS

NOT BECAUSE I AM SUCH A

WONDERFUL MAN.

IT IS BECAUSE THE HOLY

SPIRIT USES MY SPIRIT, SOUL,

AND BODY, AS A RIVER BED FOR

HIS WONDERFUL BLESSINGS INTO

A DYING WORLD.

AND HE WILL USE ANYONE WHO

MAKES THEMSELVES AVAILABLE.

Gordon: HE WILL.

YES.

Gordon: AND HE IS

ACTUALLY LOOKING FOR THAT.

YES.

Gordon: HE IS LOOKING

FOR THE WILLING.

HIS EYES TO AND FRO OVER THE

EARTH TO SHOW THEMSELVES

STRONG TO THOSE HEARTS WHO

ARE LOYAL, WHO ARE PURSUING

IT, WHO WANT TO RIDE THAT

HORSE OF FAITH.

UNBOLT THE DOOR.

Gordon: ONE OF THE

THINGS THAT YOU SAID IN ONE

OF YOUR D.V.D. TEACHINGS

THAT HAS JUST -- TALK ABOUT

REALLY STICKING WITH ME.

IN ONE OF YOUR FIRST MIRACLE

SERVICES WHERE BLIND PEOPLE

WERE GETTING THEIR SIGHT

BACK, GOD SPOKE TO YOU AND

SAID, "MY WORDS IN YOUR

MOUTH ARE JUST AS POWERFUL

AS THEY ARE IN MY MOUTH."

YES.

Gordon: WHICH HAS

REALLY INSPIRED ME.

BECAUSE SO OFTEN WE FEEL

WE'RE NOT ADEQUATE OR WE

JUST DON'T MEASURE UP.

WE JUDGE OURSELVES, AND WE

DISQUALIFY OURSELVES.

AND WE IGNORE THE GOSPEL

WHICH SAYS I QUALIFY YOU.

I QUALIFY YOU.

I HAVE CHOSEN YOU.

I HAVE ANOINTED YOU.

YOU'RE MY MAN FOR NOW.

YES.

Gordon: AND JUST

GETTING ON BOARD WITH THAT

AND SAYING, YES.

THE HOLY SPIRIT IS COMING

FOR THE BEST AND FOR THE

WORST OF US.

BECAUSE HE DOESN'T JUST COME

AS A SUPER CHARGE FOR THOSE

WHO ARE ALREADY GIFTED AND

STRONG.

HE GIVES POWER TO THE

FAINT.

AND TO THOSE WHO HAVE NO

MIGHT.

HE INCREASES STRENGTH.

THAT IS, HE PICKS UP THOSE

WHO HAVE NO HIGH OPINION OF

THEMSELVES.

Gordon: HIS STRENGTH IS

MADE PERFECT IN WEAKNESS.

AND HE LIKES TO PURSUE THE

OUTCAST.

YES, INDEED.

Gordon: THE ONE WHO THE

PHARISEES SAYS THERE NO WAY

THEY COULD EVER ENTER, AND

HE SAYS, YES, THEY CAN.

YES.

Gordon: YOU HAVE A

WONDERFUL MESSAGE FOR

AMERICA.

YOU HER HEAR A LOT OF DOOM

AND GLOOM IN AMERICA,

WHETHER IT IS OUR GOVERNMENT

CAN'T GET ALONG OR OUR

ECONOMY IS STUCK OR OUR

FEDERAL DEBT IS ENORMOUS AND

WE CAN NEVER PAY IT OFF.

BUT YOU SAY GOD CAN TURN

THIS AROUND?

YES.

WHAT I HAVE SEEN GOD DO IN

AFRICA, FROM BELOW ZERO,

RIGHT UP TO MOVES OF GOD

THAT I WOULD SAY SHOOK WHOLE

NATIONS, AND TO SEE

55 MILLION PEOPLE SAVED IN

ONE DECADE, THAT IS GOD.

AND THE GOD OF AFRICA IS THE

GOD OF AMERICA.

IF HE HAS DONE IT ONCE, HE

WILL DO IT AGAIN.

AND I HAVE SEEN HOW HE HAS

TURNED NATIONS AROUND.

AND I BELIEVE HE CAN TURN

AMERICA AROUND.

AND HE HAS THE POWER AND

WILL TO DO IT IF WE ARE

WILLING TO GO ALONE.

Gordon: AND TO SAY

YES.

YES.

AND DO IT.

Gordon: BUT YOU'RE

DOING IT.

AND THE AMAZING THING FOR ME

IS YOU'VE GONE FROM SIX

MILLION PEOPLE AT A CRUSADE

IN NIGERIA, TO YOU NOW

HOLDING TENT MEETINGS IN

VERO BEACH WITH 5,000.

THAT WAS FOR ME, A KIND

OF A TEST.

Gordon: YOU USED TO

HAVE 5,000 PEOPLE JUST IN

THE CHOIR.

IN AFRICA.

[LAUGHTER]

THAT IS NO JOKE.

THAT IS TRUE.

WE HAVE THIS HUGE, MASS

CHOIR.

THEY SING SO WONDERFUL.

THERE IS NO ROOM ON ANY

PLATFORM.

THEY'RE JUST DOWN THERE, YOU

KNOW.

AND THEY SING.

BUT I BELIEVE WHAT WE DON'T

SEE TODAY, WE WILL SEE

TOMORROW.

AND HAVE THAT BURNING IN MY

HEART THAT GOD IS GOING TO

BLESS AMERICA LIKE NEVER

BEFORE.

AND WE SEEM TO BE TRANSFIXED

BY THE GREAT MAN OF THE

PAST.

BUT GOD IS ACTUALLY LOOKING

TODAY FOR NOBODYS, TO TURN

THEM INTO SOMEBODY.

IF ONLY WE WOULD GET THE

JUMP ON THE TABLE AND PREACH

THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST.

THE HOLY SPIRIT IS THERE TO

DO WHAT WE CAN'T.

Gordon: YOU'RE LINING

UP A SERIES OF MEETINGS IN

ORLANDO.

YES.

SEPTEMBER 27 AND 28 IN THE

AMWAY ARENA.

Gordon: HOW MANY DOES

THAT HOLD?

19,000.

Gordon: SO YOU'RE GOING

FROM 5,000 TO 19,000 -- AND

THEN I WANT --

Gordon: I DON'T THINK

THERE IS A SINGLE STADIUM IN

AMERICA THAT HOLDS SIX

MILLION.

[LAUGHTER]

Gordon: YOU'RE GOING TO

NEED A BIG FIELD.

LET'S SEE WHAT GOD IS

DOING.

BUT I BELIEVE HE -- WHAT I

HAVE SEEN HIM DO HAS TURNED

ME INTO AN I INCURABLE

BELIEVER.

Gordon: I LIKE THAT.

YOU'RE INSPIRING ME.

I'M A BELIEVER, TOO.

GET BEHIND THIS.

GET INVOLVED IN THIS.

WE CAN LITERALLY PRAY AND

TURN AMERICA AROUND.

IS IT GOING TO TAKE A

POLITICAL SOLUTION?

NO.

IT IS GOING TO TAKE A HOLE

SPIRIT SOLUTION.

A REVIVAL AT THE HEART LEVEL

WHERE WE TAKE THE GOSPEL

BACK TO AMERICA.

AND WE'RE NOW GETTING

MISSIONARIES FROM OTHER

COUNTRIES.

I'M HEARING FROM THE

PHILIPPINES, FROM AFRICA,

AND OTHER NATIONS, WHERE

THEY'RE SENDING MISSIONARIES.

IF YOU WANT TO KNOW MORE

ABOUT THE HOLE SPIRIT, I

ENCOURAGE YOU TO GET

REINHART'S BOOK.

IT'S CALLED "TAKING

ACTION."

IF YOU JUST WANT TO HAVE A

BLESS ME TIME, DON'T GET

IT.

BUT IF YOU WANT TO TAKE THE

GIFTS OUT AND SEE PEOPLE

HEALED ON THE STREETS AND

THE MARKETPLACE OF AMERICA,

GET THIS BOOK.

TODAY WE LEAVE YOU WITH

THESE WORDS FROM DANIEL: "HE

DELIVERS AND RESCUES, AND HE

WORKS SIGNS AND WONDERING ON

HEAVEN AND ON EARTH."

GOD BLESS YOU.

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