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700 Club Canada: May 17, 2013

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HELLO, I'M BRIAN WARREN.

AND I'M LAURA LYNN TYLER

THOMPSON. WELCOME TO THE SHOW.

LAURA LYNN, ONE OF THE

THINGS THAT I LOVE ABOUT OUR

GOD IS THAT HE KNOWS HOW TO

COME WHEN YOU--

UM-HUM.

--REALLY NEED HIM. SOMEONE

ONCE SAID--

YEAH.

--YOU KNOW, HE'S NEVER EARLY,

BUT HE'S ALWAYS ON TIME.

ON TIME.

YOU REMEMBER THERE WAS A

TIME WHERE

GOD STEPPED IN WHEN YOU

NEEDED HIM RIGHT AWAY?

WELL, I'M REALLY EXCITED

BECAUSE HE HAS STEPPED INTO A

SITUATION WITH A FRIEND OF MINE

WHO HAS HAD SOME SPOTS ON HER

LUNGS.

AND SHE HAD TO GO IN FOR A

RADICAL SURGERY, AND THEY WENT

IN, AND THEY'VE JUST DONE, YOU

KNOW, A SURGERY, AND SHE IS

DOING GREAT, AND THE REPORT IS

THAT SHE'S GOING TO BE OKAY,

AND THAT IS HOW GOD STEPS IN.

AMEN.

YEAH.

YOU KNOW, STORIES JUST LIKE

THAT--

HMM.

--ON TODAY'S SHOW, WE'LL SEE

TWO AMAZING STORIES WHERE GOD

STEPPED IN AND CHANGED SOMEONE'.

YEAH. IF YOU'VE BEEN IN A

DARK SEASON OF YOUR LIFE, THEN

YOU WON'T WANT TO MISS THE

STORY OF ARTURO CASTRO. HIS

LIFE HAD SPUN SO FAR OUT OF

CONTROL THAT HE WAS PREPARED TO

END IT ALL.

UM-HUM.

YOU'LL SEE HOW A

SUPERNATURAL ENCOUNTER

PREVENTED HIM FROM PULLING THE

TRIGGER.

AND JOE FARLEY WILL SHOW YOU

WHAT HAPPENED TO HIS HAT WHEN

HE WAS STRUCK BY LIGHTNING--

--YEAH, ON THE TOP OF HIS HEAD

AND THEN HE'LL TELL YOU WHAT

GOD SAID TO HIM WHILE HE WAS

LYING IN A HOSPITAL BED

PARALYZED.

HMM.

HIS UNBELIEVABLE STORY WILL

MAKE EVEN THE GREATEST OF

CYNICS AND SKEPTICS STAND UP

AND TAKE NOTICE.

HMM. AND I'LL BE VISITING

WITH ONE MORE CANADIAN ON THE

STREET AS I CONTINUE TO FIND

OUT WHAT YOU BELIEVE, CANADA,

WHEN IT COMES TO THE SUBJECT OF

FAITH.

BUT FIRST, THIS IS HOW ARTURO

CASTRO GOT HIS GROOVE BACK.

MUSIC

ARTURO CASTRO HAD A DREAM

LIFE AS A RAP STAR IN THE

MANHATTAN MUSIC SCENE.

I LOOK FOR THE FAME AND THE

FORTUNE. I JUST HAD TO HAVE IT.

IT JUST MADE ME MORE

FASCINATED WITH THE LIFESTYLE.

HE WAS FIRST INTRODUCED TO

MUSIC AT HIS LOCAL CHURCH.

I STARTED LEARNING THE

RHYTHM, AND I BECAME FASCINATED

WITH WATCHING THE DRUMMER EVERY

SUNDAY, SO I LOOKED FORWARD TO

GOING TO CHURCH JUST TO WATCH

THE DRUMMER.

WHEN HE WAS 12, HE TOOK A

JOB AT THE CHURCH IN EXCHANGE

FOR PRACTICING ON THEIR DRUMS.

WHILE HE WORKED, ARTURO NOTICED

DISTURBING BEHAVIORS.

I STARTED NOTICING MEN

BECOME TOO CLOSE WITH SOME OF

THE YOUNG BOYS.

SOON, IT WOULD AFFECT HIM

PERSONALLY. ONE SUNDAY MORNING,

DURING A SERVICE, ARTURO BECAME

THE TARGET, THIS TIME BY A MAN

IN THE CONGREGATION.

HE REACHED OVER AND GRABBED

ME, YOU KNOW, TOUCHED ME

INAPPROPRIATELY. I JUST STARTED

PUNCHING HIM AS HARD AS I

COULD.

THE USHERS QUICKLY REMOVED

ARTURO AND TOOK HIM TO THE

PASTOR'S OFFICE. HE EXPLAINED

WHAT HAPPENED, BUT THE PASTOR

THOUGHT HE WAS LYING AND

PUNISHED HIM. ARTURO WAS

HEARTBROKEN AND HUMILIATED AND

LEFT THE CHURCH.

I KNEW THAT I HAD TO GET OUT

OF THERE, AND I DIDN'T WANT TO

RETURN TO GOD 'CAUSE I DIDN'T

TRUST HIM.

HURT BY THE BETRAYAL, ARTURO

POURED HIMSELF INTO MUSIC.

I WAS BECOMING SO ANGRY, BUT

IT WAS JUST ANGER THAT JUST

CONTINUED TO BUILD UP IN ME,

AND I DIDN'T KNOW WHO TO TALK

TO.

AT 15, A MUSICIAN HEARD HIS

MUSIC AND TOOK ARTURO UNDER HIS

WING.

HE STARTED INTRODUCING ME TO

MORE PEOPLE--PRODUCERS THAT

WERE ACTUALLY IN THE INDUSTRY.

THEY WERE WILLING TO WORK WITH

ME, AND I FOUND MYSELF IN

STUDIOS WHICH KEPT ME OUT OF

THE STREET A LOT OF TIMES.

HIS CAREER TOOK OFF, AND HE

PERFORMED ALL OVER THE NEW YORK

CITY METRO AREA.

I WAS LIVING LIKE A ROCK

STAR, AND I PRETTY MUCH CAN GET

ANYTHING I WANT AS LONG AS

PEOPLE THINK THAT I'M GOING TO

BE FAMOUS.

MUSICALLY, ARTURO HAD FOUND

SUCCESS IN NEW YORK, BUT HE WAS

STILL WAITING FOR HIS BIG

BREAK.

EVERYBODY AROUND ME THAT WAS

DOING THE SAME THING, THEY WERE

EITHER GETTING PRODUCTION

DEALS, WRITING DEALS AND EVEN,

YOU KNOW, RECORD DEALS, BUT IT

NEVER HAPPENED FOR ME. I BECAME

VERY FRUSTRATED, AND WHAT IT

DID WAS IT STARTED CAUSING ME

TO BECOME EVEN MORE VIOLENT AND

ANGRY.

HE MARRIED HIS LIVE-IN

GIRLFRIEND, BUT HIS NEWFOUND

HAPPINESS WAS OVERSHADOWED BY

TRAGEDY. OVER THE NEXT FEW

YEARS, HIS MOTHER, FATHER AND

BOTH GRANDMOTHERS DIED.

DEVASTATED, ARTURO TOOK HIS

GRIEF OUT ON HIS WIFE.

THE FIRST TIME I STRUCK HER,

I HAD A LOT OF BUILT-UP ANGER

THAT I DIDN'T TALK ABOUT. I

TOOK IT OUT ON HER MORE, AND

SHE COULDN'T GO TO WORK

SOMETIMES BECAUSE OF THE ABUSE.

EVENTUALLY, HIS WIFE GOT

PREGNANT, AND THE ABUSE

STOPPED. ARTURO WAS EXCITED

ABOUT HAVING A FAMILY, BUT WHEN

SHE MISCARRIED, HE BLAMED HER.

IN MY MIND, I SAID I'M GOING

TO GO HOME, AND I'M GOING TO

KILL HER. SHE WAS STILL ON BED

REST, AND I REMEMBER JUST

BEATING HER.

HIS WIFE HAD FINALLY HAD

ENOUGH AND MOVED OUT.

ARTURO'S LIFE BECAME A SERIES

OF PARTIES AND AFFAIRS UNTIL HE

WAS BROKE AND ALONE. HE

BECAME PARANOID AND WAS UNABLE

TO SLEEP. HE DECIDED TO KILL

HIMSELF.

I JUST PUT THE GUN TO MY

HEAD. AS I DID THAT, THIS VOICE

SAID, "ARTURO, I STILL LOVE

YOU," AND AS I WAS WALKING

TOWARDS THE DOOR TO SEE IF

SOMEBODY WAS IN THE APARTMENT,

SOMETHING HEAVY PUSHED ME BACK.

THERE WAS SO MUCH NOISE GOING

ON. IT WAS LIKE SCREECHING

SOUND, I FELT FIGHTING. I FELT

THE ROOM SPINNING OR THINGS

BEING DESTROYED. I WAS SO

AFRAID, I DIDN'T WANT TO LOOK.

I KEPT SAYING JESUS, AND I KEPT

SAYING IT FASTER AND LOUDER AND

LOUDER TO A POINT I FELT LIKE I

WAS SCREAMING HIS NAME. WHEN

I FINALLY CAME TO, I JUST FELT

A SENSE OF PEACE. I FELT GOD

THERE WITH ME IN THAT ROOM. I

GOT DOWN ON MY KNEES. I JUST

STARTED REPENTING AND ASKED GOD

TO COME INTO MY LIFE.

ARTURO RETURNED TO CHURCH

AND BEGAN READING HIS BIBLE.

I FELT GOD SMILING AT ME,

AND THERE WAS NO GOING BACK.

HE LET ME KNOW THAT IT'S NOT

GOING TO BE EASY, BUT THIS

TIME, WHEN YOU'RE GOING DOWN

THIS ROAD, I'M GOING TO BE WITH

YOU.

HE RAN INTO HIS EX-WIFE AND

ASKED FOR HER FORGIVENESS.

I HAD A CHANCE TO APOLOGIZE

BECAUSE I KNEW I NEEDED TO.

SEVERAL YEARS LATER, ARTURO

MET HIS CURRENT WIFE, WENDA.

THEY LIVE IN MARYLAND AND HAVE

FOUR CHILDREN. WITH THE SUPPORT

OF HIS FAMILY, ARTURO RETURNED

TO HIS MUSICAL ROOTS.

THE WORDS JUST STARTED

COMING. I STARTED WRITING.

I STARTED WRITING SONGS, LOVE

SONGS TO GOD. THERE WAS NO

QUESTION THAT GOD WAS CALLING

ME. I'VE BEEN BLESSED AND IN

AWE OF WHAT'S BEEN HAPPENING.

SINCE THEN, HE RELEASED A

GOSPEL ALBUM ENTITLED REAL

LOVE, AND HIS SECOND ALBUM IS

DUE TO BE RELEASED THIS YEAR.

THE ONLY PERSON THAT CAN

HEAL WHAT WE'VE BEEN THROUGH IS

GOD. I ALWAYS DREAMT THAT THERE

WAS GOING TO BE SUCCESS, BUT I

DIDN'T DREAM THERE WAS GOING TO

BE SUCCESS IN GOD.

IT'S AMAZING, IF WE JUST

GIVE EVERYTHING TO HIM, HE WILL

GIVE US BACK A MASTER'S PIECE.

THAT'S WHY WE'RE HERE AT THE

700 CLUB CANADA. AS THIS

MINISTRY GROWS, WE ARE SEEING

MORE INSPIRATIONAL STORIES JUST

LIKE ARTURO'S, AND WE HEAR FROM

SO MANY VIEWERS WHO ARE

AFFECTED BY WHAT THEY'VE SEEN

ON THIS SHOW, AND WE'RE

HONORED BY THE RESPONSE, BUT WE

CAN'T DO THIS ALONE. WE NEED

YOUR PARTNERSHIP ON THIS

JOURNEY. WE NEED YOUR HELP TO

SHARE THE MESSAGE OF JESUS

CHRIST THAT CONTINUES TO IMPACT

THE LIVES OF SO MANY. OUR

PARTNERS ARE THE LIFEBLOOD OF

THIS MINISTRY. OUR PARTNERS

CHANGE LIVES. IF YOU'VE BEEN

WAITING AND WANTING THE RIGHT

TIME, THEN CALL NOW AND BECOME

A 700 CLUB CANADA PARTNER,

1-855-759-0700. PRAYER PARTNERS

AND OPERATORS ARE STANDING BY.

HMM. SO TRUE, BRIAN. YOU

KNOW, WE ABSOLUTELY NEED YOU

TO MAKE THIS HAPPEN, AND WE

KNOW THAT IF WE WILL LINK ARMS,

WE ARE GOING TO IMPACT THIS

NATION FOR JESUS CHRIST.

UM-HUM.

YOU KNOW, WHAT AN INCREDIBLE

STORY ARTURO HAD. I HOPE IT

GIVES YOU FAITH. I HOPE IT

INSPIRES HOPE WITHIN YOU

BECAUSE WE ALL FACE REALLY DARK

NIGHTS OF THE SOUL. WE ALL FACE

LOSS, AND OUR DREAMS ARE

BROKEN. WE DON'T KNOW HOW GOD

WILL FIX IT, BUT CAN I GIVE YOU

A PROMISE FROM HIS WORD? JOEL

225 SAYS--AND I LOVE THE WAY

THE AMPLIFIED SAYS THIS, AND I

WILL RESTORE OR REPLACE FOR YOU

THE YEARS THAT THE LOCUST HAS

EATEN, RESTORE OR REPLACE THE

YEARS THAT THE LOCUST HAS

EATEN. DO YOU KNOW WHAT?

SOMETIMES BUGS GET INTO OUR

LIFE, AND THEY COME, AND THEY

EAT UP ALL THAT IS GOOD, AND WE

DON'T KNOW WHERE IT'S GONE OR

HOW TO GET IT BACK. REMEMBER

HOW JOB FELT WHEN HE WENT

THROUGH THAT TERRIBLE SEASON IN

HIS LIFE. WHEN WE ARE GOING

THROUGH IT, WE CANNOT SEE THE

END, BUT GOD KNOWS THE END.

HE HAS A GREAT FINISH TO YOUR

STORY. DON'T GIVE UP. JUST LIKE

ARTURO, KNOW THAT GOD HAS GOT

AN INCREDIBLE, INCREDIBLE

DESIGN ON YOUR LIFE.

AMEN, AND YOU KNOW, LAURA

LYNN, WHEN YOU WERE SHARING

ABOUT THE PROPHET JOEL, AND HE

WAS SAYING THAT GOD WILL

RESTORE, WHAT WAS REALLY BEING

TAKEN AWAY WAS THE TIME THAT

PEOPLE HAVE, SO IF THAT SPEAKS

TO YOU, 1-855-759-0700.

PRAYER PARTNERS ARE STANDING

BY, AND THEN CALL THEM AND SAY

I NEED HELP, I NEED PRAYER

BECAUSE I BELIEVE WHAT GOD IS

DOING TODAY.

MUSIC

DADDY?

YEAH, BUDDY.

HOW MANY NICKELS ARE IN A

DOLLAR?

THERE ARE 20 NICKELS IN A

DOLLAR?

HOW DO BIRDS FLY? DOES MILK

REALLY MAKE MY BONES STRONGER?

YEAH, YEAH.

DADDY? WHEN WE DIE, WILL WE

GO TO HEAVEN?

DO YOU HAVE THE ANSWER TO

LIFE'S BIGGEST QUESTION? CALL

THE 700 CLUB. WE'LL HELP YOU

FIND ANSWERS TO THE IMPORTANT

QUESTIONS LIFE BRINGS YOUR WAY.

MUSIC

HEY, WELCOME TO THIS HOPE

TO GO. I LOVE EVERY TIME WE GET

AN OPPORTUNITY TO GO INTO THE

WORD OF GOD BECAUSE REALLY,

GOD'S WORD IS THE MOST POWERFUL

THING THAT WE HAVE THAT HE HAS

GIVEN TO US. IT TAKES CARE OF

EVERY CIRCUMSTANCE. TODAY, I

WANT TO TALK TO YOU ABOUT WHEN

THE GOING GETS TOUGH. YOU KNOW,

WHEN FIERCE STORMS COME

CRASHING IN ON US, IT'S NOT THE

TIME TO RETREAT, WITHDRAW OR

ESCAPE. WE HAVE A BETTER CHANCE

TO SURVIVE, LET ALONE SUCCEED

IF WE DON'T GIVE UP. THEY SAY

WHEN THE GOING GETS TOUGH, THAT

THE TOUGH GET GOING. I'D LIKE

TO REPHRASE IT, WHEN THE GOING

GETS TOUGH, THE TOUGH REMAIN

STEADY. JAMES, THE HALF BROTHER

OF JESUS, THEY CALLED HIM OLD

CAMEL KNEES IN THE FIRST

CHAPTER, AND THE SECOND AND THE

FOURTH VERSES SAYS, CONSIDER IT

PURE JOY, MY BROTHERS, WHENEVER

YOU FACE TRIALS OF MANY KINDS

BECAUSE YOU KNOW THAT THE

TESTING OF YOUR FAITH DEVELOPS

PERSEVERANCE. PERSEVERANCE MUST

FINISH ITS WORK SO THAT YOU MAY

BE MATURE, COMPLETE, NOT

LACKING ANYTHING. NOW, LISTEN

TO WHAT JAMES 112 GOES ON TO

SAY, BLESSED IS THE MAN WHO

PERSEVERES UNDER TRIAL BECAUSE

WHEN HE HAS STOOD THE TEST, HE

WILL RECEIVE THE CROWN OF LIFE

THAT GOD HAS PROMISED TO THOSE

WHO LOVE HIM. WOW, THAT'S GOOD

NEWS IN ITSELF. NOW, THE WORD

PERSEVERANCE HERE THAT JAMES,

THE BROTHER OF JESUS, USES IN

THIS PASSAGE IS MADE UP OF TWO

GREEK WORDS. NOW, GET THIS,

HOOPO MEANING UNDER OR BENEATH,

AND MEENO MEANING REMAIN OR

ABIDE. WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?

THIS MEANS TO PRESERVE IN OUR

CIRCUMSTANCE IS TO LITERALLY

REMAIN UNDER OUR SITUATION AND

LEARN WHAT GOD IS TEACHING US.

IT'S NO TIME TO RECONSIDER

OPTIONS, NO TIME TO TURN BACK,

AND IT'S NO TIME TO PRETEND

THAT IT'S NOT HAPPENING. WHEN

THE GOING GETS TOUGH, THE TOUGH

REMAIN STEADY. NOW, LET ME GIVE

YOU THREE THINGS, WELL, A FEW

THINGS THAT'LL HELP YOU MOVE

FORWARD. NUMBER ONE, WHEN THE

GOING GETS TOUGH, IT'S TIME TO

REGROUP. CONSIDER IT PURE JOY,

MY BROTHERS, WHENEVER YOU FACE

TRIALS OF MANY KINDS BECAUSE

YOU KNOW THAT THE TESTING OF

YOUR FAITH DEVELOPS

PERSEVERANCE. REMEMBER, JAMES

I, II AND III? TO REGROUP MEANS

THAT WE SHOULD CALMLY AND

OBJECTIVELY EVALUATE OUR

SITUATION. MANY PROMISES, THE

PROMISES OF GOD THAT REALLY GO

FROM A TO Z IN THE BIBLE, THEY

ARE ALL PREDICATED ON US

STANDING ON THE WORD OF GOD.

MARK 12:30 SAYS LOVE THE LORD

YOUR GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART,

MIND, SOUL AND STRENGTH, AND IT

GOES ON MATTHEW 6:33, SEEK

FIRST THE KINGDOM OF GOD AND

HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS, AND

EVERYTHING ELSE IS GOING TO BE

ADDED. READ THROUGH THE

GOSPELS, AND YOU'LL DISCOVER

THAT ALL OF THESE VERSES HAVE A

SIMILAR TONE. IF YOU'RE FACING

A DIFFICULT SITUATION, BATTERED

BY RECURRING PROBLEMS, WEIGHED

DOWN AND BURDENED IN ALMOST

IMPOSSIBLE SITUATIONS, ALIGN

YOURSELF WITH GOD'S PRIORITIES.

AND THEN NUMBER TWO, WHEN THE

GOING GETS TOUGH, IT'S TIME TO

RENEW, JAMES 1:4, IT SAYS

PERSEVERANCE MUST FINISH ITS

WORK THAT YOU MAY BE MATURE,

COMPLETE, NOT LACKING ANYTHING.

GROWTH ENTAILS CHANGE AND

CHANGE RENEWAL. WE MUST BREAK

OUT OF THE COCOON OF HOW WE'VE

HANDLED IT IN THE PAST AND MOVE

INTO THE NEWNESS OF WHAT GOD IS

GIVING US NOW, THAT RAYMA WORD,

THAT WORD THAT COMES TO YOU

THAT EVEN AS I'M SPEAKING NOW

OF JAMES, THAT YOU CONTINUE TO

REHEARSE, CONTINUE TO REHEARSE,

AND YOU SAY, GOD, I'VE GOT IT,

AND NOW, WHEN THAT WORD BECOMES

YOU, IT DOESN'T MATTER WHAT

YOU'RE GOING THROUGH, WHEN THE

GOING GETS TOUGH, THE TOUGH

REMAIN STEADY, AND THAT IS YOUR

HOPE TO GO.

I LOVE THAT. I'LL TELL YOU

WHAT, BRIAN, PSALMS 91 SAYS

HE WHO DWELLS IN THE SECRET

PLACE OF THE MOST HIGH SHALL

REMAIN STABLE AND FIXED UNDER

THE SHADOW OF THE ALMIGHTY

WHOSE POWER NO FOE CAN

WITHSTAND. IF YOU'RE GOING

THROUGH A TOUGH TIME, AND YOU

WANT TO REMAIN STABLE, KEEP

YOUR MIND AND YOUR THOUGHTS ON

GOD, AND HE WILL CARRY YOU

THROUGH ANY STORM. WELL, COMING

UP NEXT, MORE STORIES FROM

EVERYDAY CANADIANS. THIS IS

WHAT YOU BELIEVE. NOW,

LATIF, YOU SAID YOU'VE BEEN

THROUGH SOME REAL TOUGH STUFF,

EH?

YEAH, THREE YEARS AGO, I WAS

AN DOWN AND OUT ALCOHOLIC

PRETTY MUCH ON THE EAST END. IT

KEPT GOING RUNNING ME DOWN TO

THE POINT WHERE THEY LEGALLY

MADE ME GO INTO A TREATMENT

CENTER AND A COURT-ORDERED

HALFWAY HOUSE JUST TO--

WOW.

--MAYBE STRAIGHTEN ME UP A

LITTLE BIT.

AT THAT LOWEST POINT, WHAT

WERE YOU THINKING AND FEELING?

AT THE LOWEST? IT WAS

PROBABLY THAT I WAS READY TO

KILL MYSELF.

WERE YOU?

YEAH.

DID YOU EVER ACTUALLY TRY

--OR--

YEAH.

YOU DID, YEAH.

I DID, FAILED.

I'M GLAD YOU FAILED, LATIF.

WELL, IT'S FUNNY 'CAUSE I

WAS ALWAYS SO DRUNK, I WASN'T

VERY GOOD AT DOING ANYTHING

WHEN I WAS DRIVING, SO--

HMM.

--OBVIOUSLY, I SCREWED THAT .

RIGHT, AND YOU KNOW WHAT?

I'M GLAD THAT YOU DID. WHAT

BROUGHT YOU OUT OF THAT?

YOU'RE NOT THERE ANYMORE.

YOU KNOW, AFTER THREE DAYS,

I DIDN'T WANT THAT TO BE MY

LIFE 'CAUSE I WAS LIVING IN A

HOUSE WITH GUYS WHO WERE 20, 30

YEARS OLDER THAN ME WHO HAD

BEEN DOING IT SINCE MY AGE.

HMM.

I WAS 23 WHEN I WENT IN, AND-

AND YOU THOUGHT MAYBE THAT'S

MY FUTURE IF I DON'T GET--

YEAH, SO--

SO CONTROL.

--I JUST KIND OF SNAPPED OUT OF

IT. IT WAS JUST LIKE, OH, I'M

NOT GOING TO--

YEAH, DID YOU FIND ANY FAITH

IN YOUR LIFE, LATIF? IS THERE

ANY--

LIKE FAITH HOW?

A HIGHER POWER, A GOD?

WELL, NOT GOD, I DON'T

BELIEVE IN GOD, BUT--

UM-HUM.

--I JUST BELIEVE THAT IF I

ACT LIKE A DECENT PERSON, THEN

MAYBE I'LL HAVE A DECENT LIFE.

AND THAT'S A GOOD PRINCIPLE,

ISN'T IT?

YEAH.

THAT IF YOU MAKE GOOD

DECISIONS AND IF YOU SOW GOOD

SEED, THAT YOU'LL REAP A GOOD

HARVEST.

YEAH, ABSOLUTELY. IF YOU CAN

JUST ACT LIKE A NORMAL PERSON

AND DO JUST NORMAL PERSON

THINGS AND--

UM-HUM.

--DON'T TREAT PEOPLE

COMPLETELY TERRIBLE OR RIP

PEOPLE OFF OR WHATEVER, THINGS

TEND TO TURN AROUND.

SO YOUR MOM, I GUESS THAT

WAS PRETTY HARD ON HER WHEN

THAT HAPPENED.

YEAH, SHE EVENTUALLY KICKED

ME OUT OF THE HOUSE, AND I

WAS--

YEAH.

--PRETTY MUCH LIVING ON

STREET--

HMM. SHE HAD TO, I GUESS.

IT WAS THE HARDEST THING SHE

EVER HAD TO DO 'CAUSE SHE LET

ME STAY FOR AS LONG AS SHE

POSSIBLY COULD. THEN IT WAS

JUST NO MORE.

IT WAS LIKE TOUGH LOVE.

UM-HUM.

AND IT WORKED, LATIF.

YOU BET.

YEAH, AND NOW YOU'RE SUCH A

GREAT SON, AND YOU HAVE A

TATTOO IN HONOR OF YOUR MOM.

YEAH, THAT WAS MY AMENDS TO

HER WHEN I HAD TO DO MY AMENDS

FOR ALL THAT.

YEAH.

IT WAS, HEY, I'M SORRY I

SOCKED--. IT WAS HARD

ON MY HAND.

THANK YOU FOR SHARING YOUR

INSPIRING STORY--

NO PROBLEM.

-- LATIF, AND I THINK IT

GIVES HOPE TO A LOT OF PEOPLE.

PERFECT.

THANK YOU.

MUSIC

GREAT JOB, LAURA LYNN. YOU

KNOW, REALLY, WHEN WE LOOK AT

LATIF, WHETHER IT'S ALCOHOL OR

ANY OTHER SUBSTANCE, IT CREATES

A VOID THAT ONLY GOD CAN FILL.

HMM.

SO CRY OUT TO JESUS.

YES. YOU KNOW, WE LOVE

GIVING YOU HOPE EVERY DAY

THROUGH THESE INTERVIEWS AND

STORIES, THAT GOD LOVES YOU,

AND HE HAS AN INCREDIBLE,

INCREDIBLE PLAN FOR YOUR LIFE.

IF YOU ENJOY THIS KIND OF

PROGRAM, WE NEED YOU TO LET US

KNOW BY LINKING YOUR FAITH AND

YOUR ARMS WITH US TO SUPPORT

THIS WORK FINANCIALLY. IT

DOESN'T TAKE A LOT FROM EACH OF

US TO REAP THE REWARDS OF

SEEING LIVES CHANGE AND FAITH

BUILT ACROSS CANADA. WE NEED

PEOPLE WITH CONVICTION TO STAND

UP AND SAY THAT THEY WILL

SUPPORT THIS MINISTRY. WHEN YOU

DO THIS, WE WILL SEND YOU THE

DVD, THE SECRET KINGDOM PART

II, A POWERFUL TEACHING BY PAT

ROBERTSON AS A THANK YOU FOR

YOUR INVESTMENT WITH US.

MUSIC

I'M GOING TO TELL YOU NOW

ABOUT THE GUARANTEED SECRET OF

SUCCESS, GUARANTEED SECRET OF

SUCCESS.

GET THE SECRET KINGDOM,

VOLUME II.

THOSE WHO JUST SAY I WILL

NOT GIVE UP LIKE JACOB WHO WAS

WRESTLING WITH AN ANGEL ALL

NIGHT LONG. HE SAID I'M NOT

GOING TO LET YOU GO 'TIL YOU

BLESS ME. IF YOU GET THAT

ATTITUDE, YOU'RE GOING TO BE A

WINNER.

MUSIC

WELCOME BACK. UP NEXT, JOE

FARLEY EXPLAINS WHY IT'S A BAD

IDEA TO BE UNDER A TREE DURING

A LIGHTNING STORM.

MUSIC

IT WAS A BEAUTIFUL DAY,

BEAUTIFUL DAY. I WAS HITTING

THE BALL REAL WELL.

IT WASN'T OFTEN THAT JOE

FARLEY WENT GOLFING WHEN FAMILY

CAME TO VISIT. HE AND HIS

BROTHER-IN-LAW, DANIEL, WERE ON

A FAIRWAY IN BETHLEHEM,

PENNSYLVANIA. THEY WERE

ENJOYING A GREAT ROUND WHEN

THEY NOTICED A THUNDERSTORM

BREWING IN THE DISTANCE. THEY

QUICKLY MADE THEIR WAY TOWARD

COVER.

I WAS OUT FOUR OR FIVE STEPS

WHEN THIS BOLT OF LIGHTNING

CAME DOWN, AND THE NEXT THING I

KNOW, I WAS ON THE GROUND. I

COULD FEEL IT GOING THROUGH ME

LIKE YOU'VE GOT SHOT BY A 110.

THE LIGHTNING STRUCK JOE

DIRECTLY ON THE HEAD, AND NOW,

HE LAY UNCONSCIOUS ON THE

GROUND. DANIEL GOT UP AND

RUSHED OVER TO HIM.

HE DIDN'T HAVE A PULSE, HE

WASN'T BREATHING, SO I STARTED

CPR ON HIM. AT FIRST, IT DIDN'T

WORK, AND IT REALLY SCARED ME

WHEN YOU SEE SOMETHING LIKE

THAT. YOU COULD SMELL THE BURNT

FLESH WHICH IS A TERRIBLE

SMELL. ALL OF A SUDDEN, HE CAME

AROUND. HE WAS ALIVE, BUT HE

WASN'T CONSCIOUS.

WITHOUT A CELL PHONE, DANIEL

YELLED AT THE GOLFERS BEHIND

THEM WHO CALLED 911. WITHIN

MINUTES, THE AMBULANCE RUSHED

THEM TO THE HOSPITAL WHILE

DANIEL ARRANGED FOR JOE'S WIFE

TO MEET THEM THERE.

I THINK I WAS IN SHOCK. IT

WAS ALMOST LIKE I WAS LIVING A

DREAM. OKAY, JOE'S BEEN STRUCK

BY LIGHTNING? RIGHT. WHEN I GOT

TO THE HOSPITAL, I WENT IN.

THEY WERE, ACTUALLY, AT THE

TIME WHEN I FIRST SAW HIM

PUTTING STAPLES IN HIS HEAD.

DANIEL LEFT THE ACCIDENT

WITHOUT INJURIES WHILE JOE

BEGAN TREATMENT AT ST. LUKE'S

HOSPITAL IN BETHLEHEM. DR.

JAMES SAPOLA REMEMBERS HIS

CASE.

WITH JOE HAVING BEEN

REPORTED AS DEAD IN THE FIELD

AND THAT BEING SUBSTANTIATED BY

MULTIPLE BYSTANDERS AND EMS,

THOSE PATIENTS, YOU'D EXPECT

THEM TO HAVE SOMETHING WITHIN

WEEKS TO MONTHS OF RECOVERY. HE

DESCRIBED HIS PAIN AS 10 OUT OF

10 IN BOTH ARMS, SPECIFICALLY

THAT IT FELT LIKE 1,000 LITTLE

NEEDLES WERE PRESSING IN HIS

ARMS CONSTANTLY, AND HE HAD

SOME WEAKNESS, AS WELL, IN THE

UPPER EXTREMITIES.

I'LL NEVER FORGET THE PAIN.

I LITERALLY SAID CUT MY ARMS

OFF, IT WAS SO BAD. THEY TRIED

TAKING THE MORPHINE OUT OF MY

ARM, AND MY BODY WENT ALMOST

LIKE IN CONVULSIONS. IT WENT

CRAZY.

JOE IS A CHRISTIAN AND HAD

FAMILY AND FRIENDS PRAYING FOR

HIS FULL RECOVERY.

AS SOON AS PEOPLE FOUND OUT

THAT THIS HAD HAPPENED,

EVERYBODY WAS PRAYING, AND I

CAN ONLY SAY THERE WAS A PEACE

THAT CAME OVER ME.

ALONE IN HIS ROOM THAT

NIGHT, JOE NEVER CONSIDERED

HOW UNUSUAL HIS RECOVERY WOULD

BE UNTIL HE WAS STARTLED AWAKE.

THREE O'CLOCK IN THE

MORNING, I WOKE UP LIKE YOU AND

I JUST SITTING HERE JUST AS

BRIGHT AS CAN BE, AND ALL I

HEARD WAS "GET OUT OF BED,

YOU'VE BEEN HEALED." I HEARD

THE VOICE, AND THE VOICE--THIS S

HARD TO BELIEVE--VIBRATED RIGHT

THROUGH MY BODY, AND IT WASN'T

LIKE ANY VOICE THAT I'VE EVER

HEARD BEFORE. IT WAS A POWERFUL

VOICE, THOUGH. IT SCARED ME SO

MUCH, THAT I JUST DID IT. I

TOOK THE MORPHINE OFF ME

WHICH THEY TRIED HOURS BEFORE

THAT AND COULDN'T, TOOK THE

IV'S OUT OF ME, TOOK THE OXYGEN

OFF ME, THREW THE BLANKET BACK

AND HOPPED ON MY FEET.

A DOCTOR RUSHED IN AND FOUND

JOE STANDING BY THE BED.

I GRABBED HIM BY THE SHIRT

COLLAR. I SAID, "ARE YOU A

DOCTOR?" AND HE GOES, "YES."

I GO, "GOOD, WE'RE GOING FOR A

WALK." I SAID, "IF I FALL, YOU

PICK ME UP." HE'S LIKE, "OH,

OKAY," AND I WALKED AROUND THE

TRAUMA CENTER. THERE WAS NO

PAIN. THERE WASN'T ANYTHING.

"MORNING, JOE. HOW DO YOU

FEEL?"

AT 6:00 A.M., ANOTHER DOCTOR

CAME IN TO CHECK ON JOE.

I LOOKED AT HER, HOPPED ON

MY FEET, AND I SAID, "LET'S GO

FOR A WALK," AND HER FACE WENT

BLANK, I MEAN, JUST TOTALLY

BLANK. SHE GOES, "DID YOU SLEEP

LAST NIGHT?" I SAID, "YEAH, I

SLEPT LIKE A BABY 'TIL THREE

O'CLOCK IN THE MORNING." I SAID

"THEN JESUS TOLD ME TO GET OUT

OF BED, AND I WAS HEALED," AND I

GO, "WHEN WE GO BACK TO THE

ROOM, I WANT YOU TO BRING EVERY

MACHINE THAT YOU HAVE INTO THAT

ROOM, AND YOU CHECK ME OUT," I

SAID, "'CAUSE I THINK I CAN GO

HOME."

DOCTORS PERFORMED A SERIES

OF COMPREHENSIVE TESTS. THEY

WERE SURPRISED AT THE RESULTS.

SOMEONE WHO COMES IN HAVING

BEEN DEAD IN THE FIELD AND

GOING HOME 48 HOURS LATER IS

DRAMATIC. WE WERE PLEASANTLY

SURPRISED THAT HE DID NOT HAVE

SOMETHING OF A STRUCTURAL

NATURE OR DAMAGE TO THE BRAIN

OR TO THE UPPER PART OF HIS

SPINAL CORD. IN GENERAL, HE

LOOKED LIKE HE WAS GETTING HIS

DAILY STRENGTH BACK.

ONLY TWO DAYS AFTER BEING

STRUCK BY 10 MILLION VOLTS OF

LIGHTNING, THE STAPLES WERE

REMOVED FROM HIS HEAD, AND JOE

WAS RELEASED TO GO HOME.

ONE DAY, THEY'RE SAYING REHAB

TO TRY TO WRITE AND EAT, AND HE

COULDN'T WALK, AND THEN THE

NEXT DAY, HE'S WALKING AND

GOING HOME.

A COUPLE DAYS LATER, I GOT

THE MIRROR OUT, SO I COULD SEE

THE BACK OF MY HEAD AND NOTICE

THAT THERE'S NO SCARS OR NO

TISSUE. THERE WAS NOTHING

THERE.

EXACTLY ONE MONTH AFTER THE

ACCIDENT, JOE RETURNED TO WORK.

HE STILL HAS THE HAT HE WAS

WEARING WHEN HE WAS STRUCK.

IT WAS ALWAYS MY FAVORITE

HAT ANYWAY, BUT NOW IT'S GOT A

HOLE IN IT, YOU KNOW. I'M A

SKEPTICAL PERSON. I GOT TO SEE

THINGS, AND I GOT TO TOUCH

THINGS, AND WHAT HAPPENED TO

ME, IT WAS JESUS. IT WAS JESUS.

I GOT HIT BY LIGHTNING THAT

SHOULD'VE BLOWN ME APART. I

SHOULD BE FERTILIZER OUT ON THE

GOLF COURSE RIGHT NOW.

I REALLY BELIEVE IT WAS JUST

THE PRAYERS OF EVERYONE.

EVERYBODY GOES, "OH, IT WAS

A MIRACLE." NO, IT'S WAY, WAY

ABOVE THAT.

IT'S ONLY BECAUSE OF GOD'S

GRACE THAT I'M SITTING HERE.

THAT'S THE ONLY REASON.

WELL, I'LL TELL YOU WHAT,

YOU NEVER KNOW WHEN THE STORM

CLOUDS OF LIFE ARE GOING TO

MOVE IN, BUT GOD IS ALWAYS

THERE. ISN'T THAT AN

INCREDIBLE, INCREDIBLE STORY,

AND I'LL TELL YOU, I'VE SEEN IT

TIME AND TIME AGAIN THAT WHEN

PEOPLE PRAY, GOD HEARS US, SO

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SAVING PEOPLE, AND YOU KNOW, I

STARTED LAUGHING WHEN I SAW

HIM PLAYING ON THE GOLF COURSE

BECAUSE I REMEMBER JUST MAYBE A

FEW DAYS AGO, MY OWN DAD WAS ON

THE GOLF COURSE, AND HE HAD

HEART PAINS, AND YOU NEVER KNOW

WHEN THIS IS GOING TO HAPPEN,

AND HE GOT HOME, AND HE KEPT

BELCHING, AND THEN MY MOM

DOESN'T SEE REALLY WELL IN THE

EVENING, SO MY DAD SAID, "I'M

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THE PRAYERS OF THE FAITHFUL,

AND I WONDER IF YOU'RE IN THAT

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YOU WITHOUT A QUESTION OF A

DOUBT, WITHOUT HESITATION,

RESERVATION OR CONTRADICTION,

JESUS SPEAKS TODAY. I WANT TO

PRAY WITH YOU BECAUSE I'VE BEEN

BLESSED, BUT I WANT TO SEE YOU

BLESSED, AND THEN I'M GOING TO

GET THIS INTO YOUR HANDS,

ANSWERED PRAYER AND JUST

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