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700 Club Interactive: Welcome Holy Spirit - April 23, 2013

One church shares their unique way of worship. Read Transcript


Gordon: OUT OF THE

MOUTHS OF BABES.

I'M LEARNING HOW TO SEE

VISIONS.

Gordon: MEET AMERICA'S

NEXT SPIRITUAL LEADERS ON

TODAY'S "700 CLUB

INTERACTIVE."

ON "700 CLUB INTERACTIVE,"

WE USE TECHNOLOGY TO PRAY

FOR EACH OTHER AND EXPLORE

TOPICS TO MATTER TO YOU.

WATCH WHAT GOD IS DOING IN

THE WORLD TODAY.

*

WELCOME TO THE SHOW.

AS A SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHER,

KELLY WHIMBERLY WANTED TO

GIVE THE CHILDREN IN HER

CLASS THE BEST EDUCATION.

BUT SHE DIDN'T JUST WANT HER

STUDENTS TO LEARN ABOUT

GOD.

SHE WANTED THEM TO

EXPERIENCE HIM.

Terry: AFTER WATCHING

CBN'S SPIRITUAL GIFTS

WEBCAST, KELLY GOT AN IDEA.

SHE TOLD HER SUNDAY SCHOOL

CLASS TO PRAY FOR ONE

ANOTHER, AND THE RESULTS

WERE AMAZING.

*

JESUS IS OUR KING, OUR

SAVIOR, OUR HEALER, AND OUR

FATHER.

I'M LEARNING HOW TO DREAM

DREAMS AND SEE VISIONS.

I LOVE JESUS BECAUSE HE

BROUGHT ME INTO THE WORLD.

HE IS MY HEAVENLY DADDY, AND

HIS LOVE WILL NEVER CHANGE

FOR ME.

GOD IS AWESOME!

WE HAD THE SPIRITUAL GIFT

WEBCAST PROBABLY ABOUT A

YEAR AND A HALF AGO.

I WAS WATCHING GOD TV, AND

THEY DID A SIGMENT ON

ISABELLE ALLEN.

AND IT REALLY SPARKED AN

INTEREST IN ME BECAUSE SHE

WAS TALKING ABOUT HOW YOU

COULD OPERATE IN THE

PROPHETIC, EVEN IF YOU

WEREN'T GIVEN A GIFT TOR

OPERATING IN THE PROPHETIC.

AND SO I WANTED TO FIND

OTHER THINGS SHE HAD DONE

AND SO I JUST GOOGLED HER

NAME AND IT PULLED UP THE

SPIRITUAL GIFT WEBCAST

BECAUSE SHE WAS TEACHING ON

THERE.

I NOTICED THAT'S WHAT THE

WHOLE WEBCAST IS ALL ABOUT.

IT IS JUST A WHOLE WEBCAST

FILLED WITH TEACHING PEOPLE

HOW TO ACTIVATE AND BEGIN

OPERATING IN THE GIFTS.

SO WHEN I THEN WENT AND SAW

THE VERY FIRST ONE, IT WAS

ON SOAKING, AND I HAD NEVER

HEARD OF SOAKING.

I NEVER KNEW -- I DID NOT

EVEN KNOW OF THE CONCEPT OF

SOAKING.

I WATCHED THE SECOND ONE --

I THINK IT WAS THE SECOND

ONE THEY EVER DID, AND

GORDON WAS TEACHING ON

MOVING IN THE PROPHETIC

GIFT.

AND IT WAS VERY SIMPLE.

I ACTUALLY MADE NOTES FROM

IT AND SHARED THOSE

SCRIPTURES.

I PRETTY MUCH DID THE SAME

LESSON WITH OUR KIDS.

SO LET'S GO FROM THAT,

OKAY, AND ASK GOD.

ONE OF THE THINGS I LOVED

ABOUT THE SPIRITUAL GIFT

WEBCAST IS HOW WHEN PEOPLE

FELT VERY TIMID ABOUT

SOMETHING, GORDON WOULD JUST

SORT OF PUT THEM ON THE SPOT

AND PUSH THEM PAST THEIR

COMFORT ZONE.

SO IF THERE WAS EVER A TIME

THAT MARGUERITE OR ONE OF

THE GUESTS WOULD HESITATE IF

GORDON WAS SAYING SOMETHING,

AND HE WOULD SAY, DO YOU

BELIEVE GOD CAN DO THAT.

THEY WERE, SURE, GOD CAN DO

THAT.

DO YOU THINK HE COULD DO

THAT THROUGH YOU?

YOU COULD SEE IT, I WAS

LIKE, OH, HE'S GOT THEM.

HE IS ABOUT TO MAKE THEM

STEP OUT AND DO IT.

BECAUSE THEY WOULD BE, LIKE,

YEAH, HE CAN USE ME.

AND HE WOULD BE, LIKE, OKAY,

GET READY.

I LOVED IT BECAUSE I'VE

ALWAYS BEEN THAT TIMID

PERSON THAT IS JUST SCARED

TO JUT STEP OUT THERE.

DOING IT WITH THE KIDS HAS

ACTUALLY HELPED ME A LOT.

THAT HAS BEEN MY MOTIVATOR

OR MY PUSH BECAUSE I CAN'T

TAKE THEM WHERE I'M NOT

GOING.

SO IF I'M TELLING THEM TO

PRAY FOR PEOPLE DURING THE

WEEK AND BRING BACK

TESTIMONIES, IF I DON'T HAVE

A TESTIMONY MYSELF, THEN,

YOU KNOW, IT KIND OF MAKES

ME LOOK BAD.

I FEEL LIKE I NEED TO LEAD

BY EXAMPLE.

*

* HOLY, HOLY, HOLY

WE STARTED OUT TEACHING

ABOUT THE BAPTISTISM AND THE

HOLY SPIRIT BECAUSE I JUST

THOUGHT, YOU WANT TO MOVE IN

THE GIFTS, THEN YOU NEED THE

BAPTISM IN THE HOLY SPIRIT.

THAT'S THE FIRST STEP.

THERE IS PROBABLY NOW 90% OF

THE KIDS NOW ARE

CONFIDENTLY -- THEY

CONFIDENTLY PRAY IN THEIR

PRAYER LANGUAGE.

LET'S GO HIGHER.

LET'S SKIP THIS ATMOSPHERE.

WE WENT FROM TEACHING

ABOUT THE BAPTISTISM AND THE

HOLY SPIRIT TO TEACHING

ABOUT HEALING.

THEY BEGAN TO PRAY FOR THEIR

PARENTS AS THEIR PARENTS

WERE SICK.

THEY SAID, CAN I PRAY FOR

YOU.

I SAID, CAN I PRAY FOR

YOUR HEAD.

AND SHE SAID SURE.

AND I DID ONE TIME, AND SHE

SAID IT WAS ABOUT SEVEN, AND

BEFORE SHE SAID IT WAS ABOUT

SEVEN, I SAID IT'S GOING TO

BE ON A SCALE OF ONE TO 10.

AND THEN I PRAYED FOR IT ONE

TIME, AND SO THEN SHE SAID

IT'S ABOUT SEVEN.

AND THEN I PRAYED AGAIN, AND

SHE SAID IT'S 10 -- IT'S

COMPLETELY BETTER.

THE PICTURE OF THIS FOOT

JUST FLASHED AT ME.

AND I WENT TO SCHOOL, AND I

WENT TO MRS. ROGERS, AND I

SAID, CAN I SPRAY FOR THIS

GIRL OUTSIDE OF THE CLASS.

AND SHE SAID YES.

AND I PRAYED FOR THE GIRL,

AND I ASKED HER TO GO BACK

UP AND WALK BACK TO ME.

AND SHE WALKED BACK UP TO

ME.

AND SHE WAS SO WOWED.

HER FACE WAS, LIKE, WOW.

SHE SAID, IT IS 100%

BETTER.

SHE WAS FEELING GREAT.

THE NEXT DAY SHE CAME BACK

TO SCHOOL WITHOUT A CAST,

WITHOUT A WHEELCHAIR OR

ANYTHING.

WE REALLY HAVE SOME

AMAZING KIDS IN OUR

PROGRAMS.

THEY'RE HEARING FROM GOD

THEMSELVES.

A LOT OF THEM ARE

EXPERIENCING THINGS MAYBE

EVEN THEIR PARENTS AREN'T

EXPERIENCING YET.

I JUST THREW OUT THE

QUESTION: WHAT IS GOD DOING

IN YOU?

HOW DO YOU FEEL LIKE YOU'RE

GROWING SPIRITUALLY?

WITHOUT FAIL, SOMEONE IS

GOING TO SAY BECAUSE I'VE

GOT MY PRAYER LANGUAGE,

BECAUSE I CAN PRAY IN

TONGUES, I NOW KNOW HOW TO

PRAY FOR SOMEONE.

ONE THING THAT BEGAN

HAPPENING, AFTER THE KIDS

WERE BAPTIZED IN THE HOLY

SPIRIT, AND WE BEGAN TALKING

ABOUT PRAYING FOR PEOPLE FOR

HEALING IS IN THE CHURCH

SERVICE, THEY BEGAN TO

JUST -- WHEN AN ADULT WOULD

GO TO THE ALTER, THEY

STARTED JUST -- NO ONE EVER

TOLD OUR KIDS YOU CAN GO

PRAY FOR THEM.

THEY JUST STARTED DOING IT.

THEY BECAME SO CONFIDENT IN

IT, THEY WOULD JUST GO UP

THERE AND START GATHERING

AROUND THEM AND PRAYING IN

THE SPIRIT.

I BELIEVE THAT THE GIFTS ARE

VERY IMPORTANT TO THIS NEW

GENERATION.

OUR KIDS ARE LOOKING FOR THE

SUPER NATURAL, AND THAT

INTRIGUES THEM.

WHEN THEY BEGIN TO

EXPERIENCE FOR THEMSELVES

THE POWER OF GOD, AND THEY

HAVE EXPERIENCED GOD HEALING

THROUGH THEM, WHEN THEY GET

TO COLLEGE OR OUT OF THE

HOME AND MAMA IS NOT THERE

TO MAKE THEM GO TO CHURCH,

AND THEY HAVE PROFESSORS

TELLING THEM THAT THERE IS

NO GOD, THEY'LL SAY, WHAT DO

YOU MEAN THERE IS NO GOD?

I'VE SEEN HIM HEAL.

HE TALKS TO ME.

HE HAS SPOKEN TO SOME OTHERS

THROUGH ME.

THEY'VE ENCOUNTERED HIM.

THEY'VE HAD MORE THAN

INFORMATION ABOUT GOD.

THEY'VE SEEN THE POWER.

* HERE I AM

* YOU'RE MY GOD

Gordon: THEY LEARNED

THE SECRET, IT'S THE

EXPERIENCE OF GOD, IT'S

KNOWING HIM.

THOSE THAT KNOW GOD WILL DO

EXPLOITS.

THAT'S WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS.

SO OFTEN WE SPEND A LOT OF

TIME TRYING TO MEMORIZE THE

BIBLE, LEARN THE BIBLE.

AND ALL THE BIBLE IS IS

POINTING TO JESUS.

APPOINTING TO THE HOLY

SPIRIT.

POINTING TO GOD THE FATHER,

AND GIVING YOU THE

EXPECTATION THAT THE SAME

EXPERIENCE THE PEOPLE HAD IN

THE BIBLE YOU CAN HAVE.

IT'S JUST A WITNESS.

AND IT'S POINTING TO THE

GREAT EXPERIENCES YOU CAN

HAVE WITH HIM.

WELL, IF YOU WANT TO DO WHAT

KELLY DID AND SAY, OKAY,

I'VE BEEN CHALLENGED, HOW DO

I HAVE THIS EXPERIENCE?

HOW DO I START MOVING IN THE

GIFTS?

WELL, WE MADE IT EASY FOR

YOU.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS GO TO

cbn.com/7CI.

ON THAT SITE WE'VE COLLECTED

THE BEST TEACHINGS FROM THE

SPIRITUAL GIFTS WEBCAST.

AND YOU CAN WATCH THEM AND

TAKE NOTES.

THEY'RE ALL AVAILABLE TO

YOU.

THE TEACHINGS ARE THERE, THE

SCRIPTURES SUPPORTING THE

TEACHINGS ARE ALL THERE.

YOU CAN TEACH YOURSELF AND

GO THERE YOURSELF, AND YOU

CAN LEARN HOW TO SHARE IT

WITH OTHERS.

SO IF YOU'RE A SUNDAY SCHOOL

TEACHER, YOU CAN START

SHARING WITH THE CHILDREN.

Terry: THAT'S SO

SATISFYING.

REALLY THAT'S THE WHOLE

REASON YOU STARTED THAT

BECAUSE THERE IS SUCH

CONFUSION ABOUT WHAT DOES IT

MEAN TO RECEIVE THE GIFTS OR

EVEN PRAY FOR THE GIFTS OR

TO BE BAPTISTED IN THE HOLY

SPIRIT, AND HERE YOU'RE

SEEING EXACTLY WHAT GOD HAS

SPOKEN TO YOUR HEART ABOUT

THAT IS BEING PLAYED OUT --

Gordon: IT HAPPENED

WHEN I STARTED TO TEACHING

TEACHERS IN THE PHILIPPINES

ON HOW TO RECEIVE THE

GIFTS.

AND SHARE IT WITH OTHERS.

THAT WOULD BE GREAT, HOW TO

RECEIVE IT AND THEN HOW TO

SHARE IT.

AND THEN IN THE MIDDLE OF

WATCHING IT, THE HOLY SPIRIT

SPOKE TO ME.

THAT STILL, SMALL VOICE, AND

HE SAID THIS WONDERFUL

THING, IT HAS BEEN A GUIDING

STATEMENT FOR ME, IT'S THE

SAME WITH ALL OF THE GIFTS.

ALL THE GIFTS CAN BE

TAUGHT.

IT'S MORE THAN ARE THEY

CAUGHT?

THE HOLY SPIRIT IS NOT SOME

KIND OF DICTATOR THAT

OVERWHELMS YOU AND SAYS I'M

NOW GOING TO DO THIS WITH

YOU.

YOU'RE TAUGHT HOW TO USE THE

GIFTS.

AND THEN THE MORE YOU'RE

TAUGHT AND THE MORE YOU USE,

THE MORE YOU GET.

AND IT'S ONE OF THOSE GREAT

PRINCIPLES.

MY FATHER CALLS IT THE LAW

OF USE.

WHEN YOU PUT THINGS INTO

USE, THEN INCREDIBLE THINGS

CAN HAPPEN TO YOU.

SO DO THAT, AND REALIZE

THESE EXPERIENCES CAN BE FOR

YOU.

WE'VE GOT SOME IN-BOX

QUESTIONS, AND I'LL ASK THIS

ONE.

NELLIE ASKS, "I'VE ALWAYS

BELIEVED THAT THE HOLY

SPIRIT DWELLS IN US THE

MOMENT WE ARE SAVED.

HOWEVER, MY PASTOR DISAGREES

AND SAYS WE GET SAVED AND

LATER INVITE THE HOLY

SPIRIT.

I'M CONFUSED."

NELLIE, LOTS OF PEOPLE ARE

CONFUSED BY THIS.

LET ME PUT IT TO YOU SIMPLY:

BOTH OF YOU ARE RIGHT.

WRAP YOUR HEAD AROUND THAT

ONE.

WHEN YOU RECEIVE JESUS INTO

YOUR HEART, THE BIBLE SAYS

IN HIM DWELLS THE GOD HEAD,

BODILY.

WHEN YOU RECEIVE JESUS, YOU

GET THE TRINITY.

YOU GET THE HOLY SPIRIT AND

GOD THE FATHER, ALSO.

AND WHEN YOU BELIEVE AND ARE

RECEIVED INTO THE FAITH,

THEN YOU GET OUGHT THREE.

NOW, THERE IS ANOTHER

EXPERIENCE WITH THE HOLY

SPIRIT.

AND JUST AS YOU GO THROUGH

WATER BAPTISM AS A SIGN THAT

YOU HAVE RECEIVED JESUS INTO

YOUR HEART AND YOU'VE

RENOUNCED THE WORLD AND ARE

REBORN INTO LIFE IN HIM,

THERE IS A BAPTISM IN THE

HOLY SPIRIT WHERE YOU

LITERALLY GET IMMERSED.

AND IT IS AN INCREDIBLE

EXPERIENCE.

DIFFERENT THINGS HAPPEN TO

DIFFERENT PEOPLE, BUT ALL

COME BACK AND SAY I WAS

OVERWHELMED WITH THE

PRESENCE OF GOD.

NOW, THIS IS NOT A ONE-TIME

THING.

WHEN YOU GO TO ACTS 2, ALL

OF THE APOSTLES, THE WOMEN

THAT WERE PRAYING WITH THEM

IN THE UPPER ROOM, THEY WERE

ALL FILLED WITH THE HOLY

SPIRIT.

AND THEN IN ACTS 4, THE SAME

GROUP OF PEOPLE, THEY WERE

ALL FILLED WITH THE HOLY

SPIRIT.

BEING FILLED WITH THE HOLY

SPIRIT IS AN ONGOING,

EPISODIC THING, WHERE

LITERALLY YOU CAN BE

OVERWHELMED WITH THE

PRESENCE OF GOD AND THE

TANGIBLE SENSE THAT HE IS

THERE WITH YOU.

AND I ENCOURAGE ALL

CHRISTIANS, IF YOU'RE GOING

THROUGH A DRY PERIOD, GO

BACK INTO THAT BAPTISM.

GO BACK INTO THAT TOTAL

IMMERSION INTO WHAT GOD HAS

FOR YOU.

IT IS THERE.

IT'S TIMES OF REFRESHING IN

THE PRESENCE OF LORD.

SO VIEW THAT AS AN ONGOING

EXPERIENCE YOU CAN HAVE

MULTIPLE TIMES AND ENJOY IT

BECAUSE IT IS WONDERFUL.

THAT'S WHAT WE WERE MADE

FOR.

WE WERE MADE TO HAVE

FELLOWSHIP WITH HIM, SO HAVE

FELLOWSHIP.

BET SEBETSY SAYS, "I'VE

HEARD PEOPLE SAY THE HOLY

GOAFTDHOLY GHOST, BUT I

THOUGHT GHOSTS WERE DEMONS,

IS THAT TRUE?"

Gordon: YOU SEE THE

HOLY GHOST IN THE KING JAMES

VERSION.

THEY DIDN'T HAVE A TERM FOR

SPIRIT EXCEPT FOR GHOST.

UNFORTUNATELY, GHOST HAS A

WHOLE LOT OF BAGGAGE WITH

IT.

GO BACK TO THE ORIGINAL

GREEK AND THE ORIGINAL

HEBREW.

THE GREEK IS NUMA, AND THE

HEBREW IS NUWA, AND BOTH CAN

BE TRANSLATED TO BREATH,

WIND.

IT IS THAT KIND OF THING,

SOMETHING INVISIBLE THAT

LITERALLY BLOWS IN AND CAN

TRANSFORM THINGS.

WHEN JESUS BAPTIZED HIS

DISCIPLES AND HE BREATHED ON

THEM AND HE SAID -- THIS IS

AT THE END OF THE GOSPEL

JOHN, HE BREATHED ON THEM

AND SAID, "RECEIVE THE HOLY

SPIRIT."

SO YOU GET THE SENSE IT IS A

BREATH, A NUMA, A WIND THAT

BLOWS THROUGH, BUT IT IS AN

UNUSUAL ONE BECAUSE IT HAS A

PERSONALITY.

THAT GIVES YOU A BETTER IDEA

OF WHAT THE BIBLE IS TRYING

TO DESCRIBE WITH THE TERM

"HOLY GHOST," OR HOLY

SPIRIT."

Terry: COMING UP, HE

WAS A WITCH DOCTOR, AND SHE

WAS A FERVENT CHRISTIAN.

FIND OUT HOW THEY BECAME A

MATCH MADE IN HEAVEN.

AFTER THIS.

Gordon: 20 MILES FROM

SHORE.

I THERE IS THREE FOOT OF

WATER IN THE BOTTOM OF THE

BOAT, THERE IS NO STOPPING

IT.

Gordon: A FAMILY IS

LOST AT SEA.

I COULD FEEL THE SHARKS.

I WAS EITHER KICKING THEM OR

THEY WERE HITTING ME, ONE OF

THE TWO.

Gordon: AND THEIR

RESCUE.

NO DOUBT, THERE WAS AN

ANGEL SITTING UNDERNEATH THE

BOAT.

Gordon: ON THE NEXT

"700 CLUB INTERACTIVE."

Terry: ANDREW WAS A

WITCH DOCTOR IN NIGERIA, AND

HIS WIFE WAS A CHRISTIAN.

THEIR MARRIAGE SEEMED

DESTINED FOR FAILURE UNTIL

THEY TURNED ON THE

TELEVISION AND SAW A

FAMILIAR FACE.

Reporter: ANDREW IS

GRATEFUL FOR MANY THINGS IN

HIS LIFE, HIS WIFE,

CHILDREN, GRANDCHILDREN, AND

THE FARM THEY RUN TOGETHER.

I LOVE MY LIFE.

I HAVE A WONDERFUL FAMILY,

AND I HAVE PEACE.

Reporter: BUT NO LONG

AGO, ANDREW'S LIFE WAS VERY

DIFFERENT.

AS A YOUNG MAN, ANDREW HAD

JOINED A CULT, LED BY A MAN

NAME JOHN ALIPO.

HE WAS THE GRAND MASTER

OF THE CULT, AND HE ORDAINED

ME AS AN AGENT OF THE

DEVIL.

I PRACTICED BLACK MAGIC AND

CAST SPELLS ON PEOPLE.

Reporter: ANDREW'S WIFE

WAS A CHRISTIAN.

SHE SPENT 12 YEARS PRAYING

FOR HER HUSBAND'S

SALVATION.

HE FINALLY GOT TIRED OF HER

PRAYERS AND KICKED HER OUT

OF THE HOUSE.

HER PRAYERS STOOD IN THE

WAY OF MY IDOL WORSHIP.

Reporter: BUT ANDREW

SAYS HE STILL LOVED HIS WIFE

AND VISITED HER.

ONE DAY WHILE HE WAS AT HER

HOME, HE TURNED ON THE

TELEVISION AND SAW HIS

FORMER CULT LEADER, JOHN

ALIPO.

ALIPO HAD SEEN "THE 700

CLUB" AND GIVEN HIS LIFE TO

CHRIST.

AND NOW HIS STORY WAS AIRING

ON "THE 700 CLUB."

ANDREW KNEW GOD WAS CALLING

HIM TO MAKE THE SAME

DECISION.

AS I PRAYED, I FELT LIKE

I WAS IN COLD WATER.

ALL OF THE ANGER LEFT ME.

I EXPERIENCED PEACE AND

JOY.

Reporter: ANDREW GAVE

UP BLACK MAGIC AND THE

OCCULT AND ASKED FOR HIS

WIFE TO FORGIVE HIM.

MAY PRAYERS WERE

ANSWERED.

MY HUSBAND HAD BECOME A

CHRISTIAN, AND NOW WE

EXPERIENCED PEACE AND LOVE

AS A FAMILY.

BECAUSE OF CBN, MANY

PEOPLE LIKE ME HAVE ACCEPTED

JESUS CHRIST.

GOD BLESS YOU.

Terry: ISN'T IT

WONDERFUL TO KNOW, "THE 700

CLUB" PARTNERS, THAT YOU CAN

TAKE THE MESSAGE OF THE

GOSPEL TO THE FAR CORNERS OF

THE EARTH.

THERE ARE STILL MANY, MANY

PEOPLE WHO HAVE NEVER HEARD

OF JESUS.

MANY PEOPLE WHO MAYBE HAVE

HEARD OF HIM THINK IT IS

ANOTHER SAVE, BUT THEY DON'T

UNDERSTAND HE HAS COME TO

SET THE CAPTIVE FREE.

THAT THERE IS TRUTH IN WHAT

HE TAUGHT, ETERNAL LIFE TO

BE HAD.

YOU SAW YOU IT IN THE SPOT

THAT RAN BEFORE THAT, AND

YOU SAW IT IN ANDREW'S

STORY.

THIS PROGRAM AND OTHERS LIKE

IT GO OUT TO COUNTRIES ALL

AROUND THE GLOBE.

AND IT IS YOU WHO MAKE THAT

POSSIBLE.

WE WANT TO SAY THANK YOU FOR

THAT.

WE'RE ALSO REACHING OUT WITH

HELP AND AID FOR PEOPLE WHO

ARE HURTING AND WHO ARE IN

HOPELESS, DESPERATE

SITUATIONS.

WE'RE TEACHING PEOPLE HOW TO

FISH FOR THEMSELVES SO THEY

CAN FISH FOR A LIFETIME.

THANK YOU, TO BE A "700

CLUB" MEMBER IS 65 CENTS A

DAY, $20 A MONTH.

WHILE THAT MIGHT NOT SEEM

LIKE A LOT, WHEN WE ALL JOIN

TOGETHER, WE REALLY CAN MAKE

A DIFFERENCE.

THAT'S WHY TODAY I'M ASKING

YOU IF YOU'RE WATCHING AND

YOU HAVE NOT YET JOINED WITH

THE REST OF US, THINK ABOUT

IT.

TODAY IS A GREAT DAY TO JOIN

"THE 700 CLUB."

IT IS SO EASY TO DO.

ALL YOU DO IS CALL THE

TOLL-FREE NUMBER THAT IS ON

YOUR SCREEN,

1-888-777-1999.

JUST CALL AND SAY, I WANT TO

JOIN "THE 700 CLUB."

THEY WILL GLADLY WELCOME YOU

TO THE FAMILY OF MINISTRIES

HERE.

YOU'LL LITERALLY BE JOINING

WITH THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE WHO

ARE OUT TO TOUCH THE WORLD

WITH THE LOVE OF JESUS.

SO CALL NOW.

WE LOOK FORWARD TO HEARING

FROM YOU.

Gordon: WELL, THIS IS

"700 CLUB INTERACTIVE,"

WHERE WE INTERACT WITH YOU,

AND SO WE'LL BE BACK WITH

YOUR CHAT QUESTIONS.

ALL ABOUT THE HOLY SPIRIT,

RIGHT AFTER THIS.

Gordon: WE'VE GOT

IN-BOX QUESTIONS.

YAMI ASKS, "I'VE BEEN

PRAYING FOR THE BAPTISTISM

OF THE HOLY SPIRIT SINCE

LAST YEAR, BUT I HAVE STILL

NOT RECEIVED IT.

I'VE WAITED AND FASTED, AND

STILL NOTHING.

WHAT AM I DOING WRONG?"

YAMI, YOU'RE NOT DOING

ANYTHING WRONG.

STOP PUTTING IT ON YOU, AS

TO WHAT ARE YOU DOING.

AND REALIZE BACK IN THE

'50s, '60s, '70s, IN

THE CHARISMATIC MOVEMENT,

THERE WERE PLENTY OF WHAT

THEY CALLED TERRYING

MEETINGS, AND THEY TERRIED

IN THE UPPER ROOM, AND THE

BAPTISM OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

ONLY COMES AFTER MIDNIGHT

AFTER YOU'VE BEEN PRAYING

ALL DAY.

IT IS JUST A WORKS-ORIENTED

MENTALITY AND IT IS MISUSING

WHAT THE SCRIPTURE SAID.

THERE WAS A FULLNESS OF TIME

THAT HAPPENED.

AND PEN PENTECOST, THE

FEAST OF WEEKS, ROUGHLY 50

DAYS AFTER PASSOVER, THAT

THAT PENTECOST HAD NOT FULLY

COME, THEREFORE IN GOD'S

TIMETABLE, THE FULLNESS OF

TIME HADN'T HAPPENED, BUT

NOW THAT HAS HAPPENED.

AND PETER DECLARED, THIS IS

WHAT THE PROPHET JOEL

PROPHESIED.

AFTERWARDS, I WILL POUR OUT

MY SPIRIT ON ALL FLESH.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS JUST

BELIEVE THAT, AND BELIEVE IT

IS FOR YOU.

AND NOW CLAIM THESE TWO

VERSES: "I BELIEVED IN MY

HEART, THEREFORE I SPOKE."

AND WHAT HAPPENED TO THE

DISCIPLES AT PENTECOST, THEY

SPOKE AS THE SPIRIT GAVE

UTTERANCE.

YOU HAVE TO INITIATE THINGS

AND UNDERSTAND WHAT THE HOLY

SPIRIT -- HE'S YOUR HELPER.

HE IS NOT YOUR DICTATOR.

HE IS NOT GOING TO MAKE YOU

DO SOMETHING.

BUT WHEN YOU INITIATE IT,

THEN YOU'LL GET THE

UTTERANCE.

SO I WOULD ENCOURAGE YOU,

JUST START, AND IT COULD BE

AS SIMPLE AS YOU USING THE

GREEK WORD FOR DADDY, ABBA.

ABBA FATHER, AND BEGIN TO

WORSHIP HIM AND UNDERSTAND

HE INHABITS THE WORSHIP OF

HIS PEOPLE.

AND BELIEVE IN YOUR HEART,

AND THEN SPEAK, AND YOU GET

THE RELEASE.

IF YOU WANT MORE ON THIS, I

CAN'T RECOMMEND MORE HIGHLY

HAROLD BRAYISON'S WONDERFUL

VIDEO ON THIS VERY TOPIC,

HOW TO RECEIVE THE BAPTISM

OF THE HOLY SPIRIT AND SHARE

IT WITH OTHERS.

I WOULD ENCOURAGE YOU TO GET

OFF YOURSELF, TO SOMEHOW

YOU'RE GOING TO PERFECT

YOURSELF WHERE THE HOLY

SPIRIT WOULD BE KIND ENOUGH

TO FILL YOU.

NO.

HE WANTS TO DO THAT.

WHAT HE IS WAITING FOR YOU

TO DO IS BELIEVE IN YOUR

HEART AND PUT IT INTO

PRACTICE AND WORK.

IT'S THE SAME FOR ALL OF THE

GIFTS, WHETHER YOU'RE

TALKING HEALING OR

WHATEVER.

AT THE END OF THE GOSPEL

MARK, IT SAYS THAT JESUS

HIMSELF CONFIRMED THEIR WORD

WITH SIGNS AND WONDERS.

WHEN YOU START REALIZING GOD

HAS ALL OF THE POWER.

WE DON'T HAVE ANY.

BUT IT IS WHEN WE, IN FAITH,

SPEAK, THAT HE CONFIRMS THE

WORD, AND HE PERFORMS THE

SIGNS AND WONDER.

YOU INITIATE, AND HE COMES

THROUGH.

THE MORE YOU TRUST HIM IN

THAT, AND YOU TRUST THAT

EXCHANGE, IT IS LIKE RUNNERS

IN A RELAY RACE, YOU HAND

THE BATON OFF TO HIM AND LET

HIM TAKE IT AS FAST AND AS

FAR AS HE CAN.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS

INITIATE AND HE DOES THE

REST.

LET'S GO TO THE CHATROOM

WITH STACEY.

WE HAVE A CHAT FROM

MELISSA, "HOW CAN I HEAR

FROM GOD.

I'M DESPERATE.

I'VE BEEN PRAYING FOR 15

YEARS.

WHAT AM I DOING WRONG?"

Gordon: MELISSA, AGAIN,

YOU'RE NOT DOING ANYTHING

WRONG.

GET IT OFF OF YOU AND GET IT

ON TO JESUS.

THE MORE YOU'RE LOOKING AT

YOURSELF AS TO WHAT'S WRONG

WITH ME, THE MORE YOU'RE

CONFESSING THAT THE WORK OF

JESUS ON THE CROSS WASN'T

NEUTRAL.

ENOUGH.

SO IT IS GOING TO BE JESUS

PLUS WHATEVER YOU'RE TRYING

TO ADD TO THAT EQUATION.

AND REALIZE THERE IS NO

SENSE IN ADDING ANYTHING TO

IT.

WAS THE SACRIFICE OF CHRIST

ON THE CROSS THE PERFECT ACT

FOR ALL TIME, FOR ALL

PEOPLE?

MELISSA, IT WAS.

WELL, THEN YOU DON'T HAVE TO

DO ANYTHING BUT JUST LOOK TO

HIM, THE AUTHOR AND THE

FINISHER OF YOUR FAITH.

AND IT IS FINE TO PRAY,

LORD, GIVE ME MORE FAITH.

IF YOU FEEL THAT YOU'RE

LACKING IN THAT.

GIVE ME MORE FAITH.

HOW DO YOU GET MORE?

FAITH COMES BY HEARING, AND

HEARING BY THE WORD.

I LIKE TO ADD ANOTHER PART

TO THAT, WHO IS THE WORD.

WHEN YOU START UNDERSTANDING

JESUS IS THE WORD, THEN YOU

MORE YOU LOOK TO JESUS, THE

AUTHOR AND THE FINISHER OF

YOUR FAITH.

WELL, IF HE IS GOING TO

START IT AND HE IS GOING TO

FINISH IT, IS HE GOING TO DO

A GOOD JOB?

YEAH.

LET ALL OF THAT SELF-EFFORT

JUST DROP AF OF YOU AN OFF

OF YOU, AND BECOME JUST LIKE

A LITTLE CHILD, AND SAY,

LORD, I BELIEVE.

I BELIEVE.

AND LEAVE IT THERE.

I BELIEVE IN YOUR PERFECT

TIMING.

I BELIEVE IN YOUR LOVE.

I BELIEVE IN YOUR CARE FOR

ME.

AND JUST LET THAT WASH OVER

YOU AND TAKE ALL OF THE

SELF-EFFORT OUT OF THE

EQUATION, AND LET HIM DO

IT.

LET THE AUTHOR AND THE

FINISHER DO IT FOR YOU.

LET'S GO BACK FOR ANOTHER

CHAT QUESTION.

STACEY.

AMRI HAS WRITTEN IN, "IS

THERE EVER A WRONG OR

INAPPROPRIATE TIME TO SPEAK

TO GOD IN TONGUES, OR CAN WE

GO TO GOD WHENEVER?"

Gordon: YOU CAN GO TO

GOD WHENEVER.

BUT I IN ACCORDANCE TO WHAT

THE APOSTLE PAUL WROTE, IT

NEEDS TO BE DONE IN ORDER.

SOMETIMES WHEN YOU SPEAK IN

TONGUES, UNBELIEVERS LOOK AT

YOU LIKE YOU'RE CRAZY.

SO GOING OUT TO THE STREET

CORNER AND SHOUTING OUT IN

TONGUES TO THE PASSING CARS

IS PROBABLY A BAD THING TO

DO.

SO REALIZE THE PRAYER

LANGUAGE IS FOR THE PRAYER

CLOSET.

IF THERE IS NOT GOING TO BE

AN INTERPRETATION OF THE

TONGUES SO MUCH UNBELIEVERS

CAN HEAR THE MESSAGE AND THE

GLORY OF GOD, IT IS BEST FOR

YOU TO DO THAT ON YOUR OWN.

THERE IS A PLACE FOR TONGUES

FOR THE PROCLAMATION OF THE

GOSPEL IN THE HEART LANGUAGE

OF THE PEOPLE YOU'RE TALKING

TO.

THAT'S WHAT HAPPENED AT

PENTECOST.

BUT THERE IS ALSO A PLACE

FOR TONGUE WHERE IT IS THE

EDIFICATION OF WHO?

YOU.

IT IS FOR THE BUILDING UP

YOUR SPIRIT.

THERE IS THIS MIRACULOUS

TRAN TRANSFORMATION THAT

COMES FROM EXTENDED TIME IN

TONGUES WITH SPIRITUAL SONGS

AND BLESSING THE LORD AND

PRAISING HIM IN YOUR PRAYER

LANGUAGE, WHERE YOU

INCREASE.

AND IT'S FOR YOUR

EDIFICATION.

THAT'S ALL THE TIME WE HAVE

FOR THIS PROGRAM.

WE LEAVE YOU WITH THESE

WORDS FROM JOHN 14: "I WILL

ASK THE FATHER, AND HE WILL

GIVE YOU ANOTHER ADVOCATE

WHO WILL NEVER LEAVE YOU.

HE IS THE HOLY SPIRIT, WHO

LEADS YOU INTO ALL TRUTH."

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