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700 Club Canada: May 27, 2013

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HELLO I'M BRIAN WARREN.

AND I'M LAURA-LYNN TYLER

THOMPSON, WELCOME TO THE

SHOW.

YOU KNOW, LAURA-LYNN,

THE AFTERLIFE IS ALWAYS ONE

OF THOSE JUICY TOPICS.

PEOPLE ALWAYS WANT TO

KNOW A LITTLE BIT ABOUT

WHAT'S ON THE OTHER SIDE.

YOU KNOW, AS A PASTOR, ONE

OF THE THINGS THAT I HEAR

MOST OF TIME, UH, ASK IS THEY

SAY AM I GOING TO BE ABLE TO

SEE PAST RELATIVES THAT

HAVE PASSED.

YES.

UM, WILL I SEE--

WHEN WE GET THERE?

YEAH. AND, UH, ANOTHER

THING THAT I HEAR ABOUT THE

AFTERLIFE, AND THIS IS

COMMON, UH, WILL WE COME

BACK, UH, YOU KNOW, SO IT'S

LIKE REINCARNATION, WILL I

COME BACK A BUG OR WILL I

COME BACK, YOU KNOW, A

SNAP--I SURE HOPE NOT. YOU

KNOW? BUT I, YOU KNOW,

THAT'S NOT WHAT THE BIBLE

TEACHES.

NO.

THAT'S NOT NECESSARILY

THAT WAY.

YEAH.

AND THAT'S NOT WHAT WE,

UH, WE SHARE ABOUT JESUS

CHRIST EITHER.

NO.

BUT WE DO HAVE AN

INCREDIBLE SHOW FOR YOU

TODAY. AS WE KICK OFF AN

AMAZING WEEK OF STORIES

AND DISCUSSIONS ON THE

AFTERLIFE.

IF YOU'VE GOT QUESTIONS,

THEN STICK WITH US ALL THIS

WEEK. IT'S GOING TO BE VERY

INTERESTING.

NOW, IN OUR FIRST STORY

TODAY, YOU'LL MEET A MAN

WHO WAS DECLARED DEAD BY

EMERGENCY ROOM DOCTORS.

IT'S AMAZING.

JEFF MARKIN EXPLAINS HOW

HE'S STILL ALIVE TODAY AND

WHAT EXACTLY THE DOCTORS

HEARD THAT BROUGHT HIM

BACK TO LIFE.

OH, YOU'LL LOVE THIS

STORY.

UM-HUM.

ALSO A FRIGHTENING STORY

FROM A MAN WHO

UNDERSTANDS HELL. RANDY

HICKS GIVES A VIVID

DESCRIPTION OF WHAT HE

EXPERIENCED BEFORE HE CAME

BACK TO LIFE. AND WHY HIS

BRIEF VISIT TURNED HIS LIFE

COMPLETELY AROUND.

I GOT HAIRS ON MY--MY

ARMS STARTED TO GO UP WHEN

WE WERE, UM--

YES, WATCHING THAT.

JUST WATCHING THIS WHOLE

PROGRAM. YEAH. AND, AND

RECENTLY, WE HAD AN

OPPORTUNITY TO MEET WITH

CANADIANS TO HEAR THEIR

THOUGHTS ON LIFE AFTER

DEATH.

BUT FIRST, HOW JEFF

MARKIN WENT FROM

DECLARED DEAD TO

DECLARING THE AMAZING

POWER OF GOD.

IT WAS THE MORNING OF

SEPTEMBER 20TH, 2006. JEFF

MARKIN RECALLS HEADING

FOR WORK AS USUAL. WHAT HE

DOESN'T REMEMBER IS DRIVING

HIMSELF TO THE HOSPITAL. HE

HAD CALLED HIS BOSS AND

TOLD HIM HE DIDN'T FEEL

WELL. HIS BOSS WAS

CONCERNED AND CONVINCED

JEFF TO GO TO THE EMERGENCY

ROOM. SOMEHOW, JEFF MADE

IT. ONCE HE GOT THERE, HE

COLLAPSED.

SOMEBODY GET A

STRETCHER.

DR. CHAUNCEY KRANDELL

WAS DOING ROUNDS IN THE

INTENSIVE CARE UNIT THAT

MORNING.

AN ALERT CALL CAME OVER

THE P.A. SYSTEM, UH, THAT

SOMEONE HAD ARRIVED AT THE

HOSPITAL WITH A MASSIVE

DEADLY HEART ATTACK. AND

THEN A SECOND CALL, UH,

WENT OUT OVER THE P.A.

SYSTEM AND SPECIFICALLY

ASKED FOR ME BECAUSE I WAS

THE CARDIOLOGIST ON THAT

DAY. WHEN I ARRIVED THERE,

IT WAS LIKE A WAR ZONE. IT

WAS LIKE BEING IN BATTLE. IT

WAS CHAOS. EVERYONE THERE

FIGHTING TO KEEP THIS MAN

ALIVE.

THE ER STAFF WORKED ON

JEFF FOR 40 MINUTES. THEY

SHOCKED HIM A DOZEN TIMES.

DESPITE THEIR EFFORTS, THERE

WAS NO RESPONSE. ONCE DR.

KRANDELL DECIDED THE TEAM

HAD DONE EVERYTHING

POSSIBLE, HE CALLED THE TIME

OF DEATH. WHILE A NURSE

PREPARED JEFF'S BODY FOR

THE MORGUE, DR. KRANDELL

UPDATED THE CHARTS.

WELL, AS SOON AS MY NOTE

WAS COMPLETED, I WALKED

OUT THROUGH THE DOOR TO

THIS EMERGENCY ROOM. I

HEARD THIS VOICE SAY TURN

AROUND, AND PRAY FOR THAT

MAN. AND I WANTED TO

IGNORE THAT VOICE BECAUSE I

SAID TO MYSELF HOW CAN I

PRAY FOR THAT MAN? HE'S

DEAD, HE'S GONE. THERE'S NO

LIFE IN HIM. SO I KEPT

WALKING. AND THE VOICE

CAME BACK AGAIN AND THE

VOICE SAID TURN AROUND AND

PRAY FOR THAT MAN. AND I

STOPPED AND I THOUGHT TO

MYSELF I NEED TO HONOR THE

LORD SO I TURNED AROUND AT

THE DOORWAY AND I WALKED

TO THE SIDE OF THE BODY AND

THE NURSE WAS ON THE OTHER

SIDE OF THE BODY AND SHE'S

LOOKING AT ME LIKE WHAT

ARE YOU DOING? WHY ARE

YOU HERE? AND I STOOD

THERE NEXT TO THAT CORPSE

AND I OPENED MY MOUTH AND

THESE WORDS CAME OUT,

FATHER GOD, I CRY OUT FOR

THIS MAN'S SOUL. IF HE DOES

NOT KNOW YOU AS HIS LORD

AND SAVIOR, FATHER, RAISE

HIM FROM THE DEAD NOW IN

JESUS' NAME.

I REMEMBER STARING AT

BRIGHT LIGHTS AND THEY'RE

SWIRLING AROUND. OUT OF

THOSE, UH, BRIGHT LIGHTS, UH,

CAME AN IMAGE. AND HE TOLD

ME THAT HE WAS THERE TO

LOOK OVER ME AND MAKE

SURE THAT EVERYTHING WAS

GOING TO BE FINE.

AND THE OTHER DOCTOR

WALKED IN THE ROOM AND I

POINTED TO HIM. I SAID SHOCK

THIS MAN ONE MORE TIME.

AND HE LOOKED AT ME AND HE

SAID DR. KRANDELL, WE CAN'T

SHOCK HIM. HE'S DEAD.

THERE'S NO LIFE IN HIM. HE'S

GONE. AND I SAID FOR ME,

SHOCK HIM ONE MORE TIME.

AND THAT DOCTOR, OUT OF

RESPECT AND HONOR FOR ME

WENT OVER TO THAT BODY

WITH THOSE DEFIBRILLATOR

PADDLES AND PUT HIS PADDLES

ON THAT PATIENT AND

SHOCKED HIM, SHOCKED JEFF.

AND IMMEDIATELY AN INSTANT

HEARTBEAT CAME BACK.

INSTANT PERFECT REGULAR

WHICH WE'D NEVER SEEN

BEFORE. AND THE NURSE

SCREAMED WHAT HAVE YOU

DONE? AND THIS PERFECT

HEARTBEAT CAME BACK. AND

THEN SUDDENLY THIS

ABDOMEN STARTED MOVING

AND STARTED BREATHING AND

THEN A COUPLE MOMENTS

LATER, THE FINGERS STARTED

TWITCHING.

THEY IMMEDIATELY MOVED

JEFF TO THE INTENSIVE CARE

UNIT. THREE DAYS LATER, JEFF

WOKE UP WITH NO EVIDENCE

OF BRAIN OR ORGAN DAMAGE.

ONCE I--I WOKE UP. MY

DAUGHTER JILLIAN WAS THERE

AND THAT'S WHEN SHE TOLD

ME WHAT HAD HAPPENED.

WHEN I CAME IN MONDAY

MORNING, JEFF WAS SITTING UP

IN BED AND I SAID WE'RE--

WHERE WERE YOU THAT DAY

THAT I PRAYED FOR YOU IN THE

EMERGENCY ROOM? AND HE

SAID DR. KRANDELL, I WAS IN

TOTAL DARKNESS. AND I WAS

SO DISAPPOINTED. AND I SAID,

JEFF, WHAT WERE YOU

DISAPPOINTED ABOUT? HE SAID

I WAS ALONE FOR ETERNITY.

HE ASKED ME AT THAT TIME

IF I WAS WILLING TO ACCEPT

GOD. MY LIFE AND INTO MY

HEART AND I JUST OPENED MY

ARMS AND ACCEPTED GOD. UH,

IT WAS JUST VERY EMOTIONAL

TIME AND, YOU KNOW, I

REMEMBER, YOU KNOW,

CRYING IN HIS ARMS.

TODAY JEFF IS BACK AT

WORK AND GETS REGULAR

CHECKUPS WITH DR.

KRANDELL. HE STILL HAS NO

HEART PROBLEMS OR RESIDUAL

COMPLICATIONS FROM HIS

BRUSH WITH DEATH.

YOU KNOW, WHAT I HAD

GONE THROUGH, UH, TO BE SO

FORTUNATE AND, UM, BLESSED

IN PART BY I GUESS MY DAILY

BATTLE IS WHY ME? WHY HAVE

I BEEN SO FORTUNATE, UH, TO

HAVE GOD SHINE ON ME. UH, I

GUESS IT'S JUST A SECOND

TIME.

THIS DAY THAT I PRAYED

FOR JEFF WAS A DAY OF VERY

LITTLE FAITH. IT WASN'T ONE

OF MY BIG GOD DAYS. AND

WHEN I WALKED INTO THAT

EMERGENCY ROOM, TO TELL

YOU THE TRUTH I DIDN'T WANT

TO STAY AND PRAY BECAUSE I

WAS SO MUCH IN A RUSH WITH

MY WORK. BUT I PRAYED AND I

DIDN'T HAVE A LOT OF FAITH

BACKING THAT PRAYER UP

THAT DAY. BUT THE LORD

ASKED ME TO DO IT SO I

HONORED THE LORD AND

PRAYED. AND THAT'S ALL WE

NEED. JUST A SPARK OF FAITH

LIKE THAT MUSTARD SEED.

MIRACLES ARE REAL AND

THEY'RE REAL TODAY.

(MUSIC)

I'M WONDERING, WOULD

YOU HAVE THAT KIND OF

FAITH. IF GOD TOLD YOU GO

AND PRAY FOR THAT DEAD

PERSON, JUST GO AND PRAY

RIGHT NOW THAT THEY WILL

COME BACK TO LIFE. WOULD

YOU HAVE THAT KIND OF

FAITH? WOULD YOU BE SO

AFRAID THAT GOD WOULD NOT

INTERVENE THAT YOU WOULD

NOT EVEN BOTHER OR--OR TRY

TO PRAY THAT PRAYER. I LOVE

THIS STORY AND I LOVE WHAT

GOD CAN DO WHEN OUR

MUSTARD SEED OF FAITH. DO

YOU REMEMBER THAT DOCTOR?

HE SAID HE DIDN'T EVEN

REALLY HAVE FAITH THAT DAY.

HE--HE WAS ACTUALLY

THINKING ABOUT ALL THE

OTHER PATIENTS HE NEEDED TO

GO SEE OF THIS IS JUST A DEAD

GUY. WALKS OVER, PRAYS FOR

HIM, THIS MAN LIVES TO--TO

TALK ABOUT IT AGAIN. IT'S

AMAZING. YOU KNOW, WHAT'S

SO AMAZING ABOUT THIS

STORY IS THAT THIS IS WHAT

GOD DOES TIME AND TIME

AGAIN. IT'S WHY BRIAN AND I

ARE HERE EVERY DAY BECAUSE

WE KNOW THAT GOD IS A

REDEEMING GOD AND EVERY

LIFE THAT HE TOUCHES WILL BE

PROFOUNDLY CHANGED. WE

NEED YOU TO JOIN WITH US TO

BECOME A TORCH BEARER FOR

THE MESSAGE OF JESUS CHRIST.

IF YOU SEE THE POWER THAT

THE MEDIA HAS TO REACH INTO

HOMES, PLEASE KNOW THAT IT

TAKES ALL OF US TO MAKE THIS

HAPPEN. WE NEED OUR

PARTNERS, WE LOVE OUR

PARTNERS. WHEN YOU JOIN

WITH US, YOU GET CDS IN THE

MAIL FROM BOTH PAT AND

GORDON ROBERTSON'S

POWERFUL TEACHINGS. WE

SEND YOU UPDATES AND

PRAYER CARDS SO THAT YOU

CAN LET US KNOW WHAT TO

PRAY FOR IN YOUR LIFE. WE'RE

ASKING YOU TODAY TO

BELIEVE IN THIS MINISTRY, THE

MINISTRY OF THE 700 CLUB

CANADA AND TO PUT YOUR

SEAL OF APPROVAL ON US BY

BACKING US WITH YOUR

FINANCES. IT WON'T BREAK

YOUR BANK ACCOUNT, NOT AT

ALL. BUT WHEN YOU

TAKE YOUR PIECE AND THEN

WE JOIN IT ALL TOGETHER, WE

ARE ABLE TO KEEP BRINGING

YOU THESE INSPIRING STORIES

OF HOPE. THE ENEMY GETS

ANGRY WHEN HE SEES THIS

STUFF BECAUSE HE KNOWS

THAT WE ARE TAKING BACK

WHAT HE HAS STOLEN. WOULD

YOU BE PART OF THIS FORCE

THAT IS GOING INTO ENEMY

TERRITORY. MAKE YOUR VOICE

COUNT. CALL US RIGHT NOW.

WE'RE SO BLESSED BY YOUR

LOVE AND THE KINDNESS THAT

YOU SHOW FOR THE 700 CLUB

CANADA.

LAURA-LYNN IS SO RIGHT.

YOU KNOW, WHEN I--WHEN I

LOOK AT WHAT WE'RE DOING

HERE AND ALSO, YOU KNOW,

THIS TESTIMONY JEFF MARKIN,

I MEAN, IT JUST BLOWS MY

MIND BECAUSE, YOU KNOW,

THOSE ARE THE KIND OF

DOCTORS THAT YOU REALLY

WANT ON YOUR SIDE.

YEAH.

ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU'RE

IN A TRENCH. AND I'D LIKE TO

GET SOMETHING INTO YOUR

HANDS. IT'S AT NO COST AT

ALL MUCH BUT JUST ASK FOR

THIS PARTICULAR, UH,

PAMPHLET CALLED

INTERCESSION. AND, UH, I

REALLY BELIEVE IT'S GOING TO

HELP YOU ALSO PREPARE

YOURSELF. THE BIBLE SAYS IN

ROMANS 12 CHAPTER 1, IT SAYS

BE NO LONGER CONFORMED TO

THE PATTERN OF THIS WORLD,

BUT BE YE TRANSFORMED BY

THE RENEWING OF YOUR MIND

THAT YOU WILL KNOW

EXACTLY WHAT TO DO. NOW

THAT'S THE BRIAN

PARAPHRASE AT THE END OF

THAT. IN EVERY SITUATION.

I'M GOING TO PRAY RIGHT NOW

BECAUSE I BELIEVE THERE'S A

BOLDNESS AND A PRAYER

REVIVAL THAT'S TAKING PLACE

AND IT'S PART OF--PART OF OUR

DUTY TO JUST TELL YOU

YOU'RE ON THE BALL RIGHT

NOW. FATHER, IN THE NAME OF

JESUS, I PRAY THAT YOU

WOULD REMOVE FEAR AND I

HOLD THAT BLOOD DEED RIGHT

NOW OF THE FINISHED WORK OF

THE CROSS FOR THAT MAN AND

THAT WOMAN THAT IS EVEN

NOW WONDERING IF I CAN

PRAY FOR MY LOVED ONES AND

AM I READY TO BE CALLED ON.

NOW LET IT BE RELEASED IN

JESUS' NAME. AMEN.

AMEN. CALL US RIGHT NOW.

IF YOU JUST SAID THAT PRAYER

WITH BRIAN, 1-855-759-0700.

PRAYER PARTNERS ARE

STANDING BY.

(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)

WELCOME TO THIS HOPE TO

GO. TODAY WE'RE TALKING

ABOUT MEETING LIFE HEAD ON.

YOU KNOW, CAN YOU BE

OBEDIENT TO GOD AND STILL

FACE DIFFICULTIES IN LIFE?

WELL, THE BIBLE TEACHES

THAT EVERYONE WILL

EXPERIENCE TRIALS IN THIS

LIFE. BUT IF WE TRUST HIM,

GOD WILL CARRY US THROUGH

THE DIFFICULTIES AND HE'LL

ALLOW US TO PILOT THROUGH

THE CHANGES. SECOND

CORINTHIANS 1:8 SAYS, FOR WE

WOULD NOT, BRETHREN, HAVE

YOU IGNORANT OF OUR

TROUBLE WHICH CAME TO US

IN ASIA THAT WE WERE

PRESSED OUT OF MEASURE

ABOVE STRENGTH IN SO MUCH

THAT WE DESPAIRED EVEN A

LIFE. NOW THE BIBLE IS FILLED

WITH STORIES OF PEOPLE

DEALING WITH THE PROBLEMS

OF LIFE. NOW THE PROPHET

DANIEL, DO YOU REMEMBER

HIM? HE WAS IN A LION'S DEN.

JOSEPH WITH THE COAT OF

MANY COLORS, HE WAS CAST

INTO THE PIT AND ALSO PUT IN

A PRISON. NOW THE APOSTLE

PAUL WAS SHIPWRECKED,

STONED, BEATEN WITH STRIPES

AND THROWN TO THE WILD

BEASTS OF EPHESUS. NOW

THESE ARE GOD'S LIKE GO-TO

GUYS. THE APOSTLE PETER

WAS BEAT AND SENT TO

PRISON. NOW THE MAN AFTER

GOD'S OWN HEART, DAVID, HE

WAS ON THE RUN FROM KING

SAUL OF ISRAEL WHO WANTED

HIM DEAD AND THIS IS WHAT

HE WROTE. PSALMS 34:19 MANY

ARE THE AFFLICTIONS OF THE

RIGHTEOUS. COME ON, GET

THIS DOWN, BUT THE LORD

DELIVERS HIM OUT OF THEM

ALL. NOW SOMEONE ONCE SAID

THE ROAD TO SUCCESS IS

ALWAYS UNDER

CONSTRUCTION. NOW IT SEEMS

THAT THOSE WHO SEEM TO

HAVE IT HARD ALWAYS GET

MORE DONE. THE APOSTLE

PAUL SAID IN FIRST

CORINTHIANS 10:13, THERE

HAVE NO TEMPTATION THAT

HAS TAKEN HOLD OF US

EXCEPT WHAT IS COMMON TO

MAN BUT GOD IS FAITHFUL

WHO WILL NOT SUFFER YOU TO

BE TEMPTED ABOVE WHAT

YOU'RE ABLE TO BEAR AND

WITH THE TEMPTATION, THE

TROUBLE, HE WILL ALSO

PROVIDE THE WAY OF ESCAPE.

DID YOU GET THAT? NOW GOD

IS NO RESPECTER OF PERSON.

HE HAS NO PETS IN SPITE OF

THIS, WE SOMETIMES FEEL LIKE

VICTIMS. IT SEEMS THAT WE

SUFFER FAR MORE THAN

OTHERS. BUT THIS IS SIMPLY

NOT THE CASE. THAT'S NOT

WHAT THE BIBLE TEACHES.

OUR HEARTS GO OUT TO THOSE

WHO ARE IN DEEP RIGHT NOW,

BUT THE BIBLE HAS SOME

AMAZING TRUTHS TO SHARE

ABOUT DIFFICULTIES. AND WE

CAN LEARN ABOUT THEM AND

THUS LEARN ABOUT

OURSELVES AS WELL. WHEN

WE DON'T HAVE MANY

ANSWERS AND OUR QUESTIONS

ARE OUT--THEY OUTWEIGH OUR

PATIENCE WITH GOD AND HIS

PROMISES, WELL, WE'LL

UNDERSTAND IT BETTER BY

AND BY. A FEW THINGS THAT

GOD TEACHES US. GOD USES

DIFFICULTIES IN OUR LIVES

WHEN WE'RE IN TROUBLE IN

ORDER TO DIRECT US. HE

DIRECTS US INTO PLACES,

PERSECUTION, BUT NOT

FORSAKEN. CAST DOWN BUT

NOT DESTROYED. ALWAYS

BEARING ABOUT IN THE BODY

THE DYING OF THE LORD JESUS

CHRIST THAT THE LIFE OF JESUS

MIGHT BE MANIFEST IN OUR

BODY, SECOND CORINTHIANS

4:8 THROUGH 10. SO WHAT

THEY DO IS NOT ONLY DIRECT

US AND LEAD US, LISTEN TO

WHAT PROVERBS SAYS. THE

BLOWS AND THE WOUNDS

SCRUB AWAY EVIL AND

BEATINGS PURGE THE

INNERMOST BEING. THEY'RE

NOT ONLY LEADING US, BUT

THEY'RE ALSO SHAPING US AND

REFINING US INTO WHAT GOD

WANTS US TO BE. DON'T RUN

FROM YOUR TROUBLES, MEET

THEM HEAD ON BUT KNOW

THAT GOD WILL NEVER LEAVE

YOU OR FORSAKE YOU AND

YOU WILL GET THROUGH IT.

AND THAT'S YOUR HOPE TO GO.

WHAT BRIAN IS TALKING

ABOUT IS SO TRUE. YOU KNOW,

YOU MIGHT BE FACING THE

STORM OF YOUR LIFE. YOU

FEEL LIKE A TSUNAMI HAS

COME IN AND COME AGAINST

YOUR FAMILY AND YOUR

CHILDREN. TRUST IN THE LORD

WITH ALL YOUR HEART. DO

NOT LEAN ON YOUR OWN

UNDERSTANDING. THIS TOO

SHALL PASS, THIS SEASON WILL

PASS. AND WHEN IT DOES, YOU

WILL FIND THAT YOUR GOD HAS

BEEN FAITHFUL TO YOU. THAT

HE WILL SEE YOU THROUGH.

THAT HE IS EVEN NOW

ORCHESTRATING THE

VINDICATION AND THE

OUTCOME FOR YOUR LIFE.

TRUST GOD. IT'S THE SAFEST

PLACE THAT YOU CAN BE.

WELL, UP NEXT, WE'RE

TALKING WITH ORDINARY

CANADIANS ABOUT THE

AFTERLIFE.

WHAT IS HOLDING YOU

BACK FROM TALKING ABOUT

THE AFTERLIFE?

I THINK PART OF THE

REASON I DON'T FREELY TALK

ABOUT IT IS THAT I'M NOT

ENTIRELY CERTAIN MYSELF.

I'M WORRIED IT WILL MAKE

PEOPLE FEEL UNCOMFORTABLE.

I KNOW IF I'VE EVER DEALT

WITH APPREHENSIONS ABOUT

SHARING IT, UH, IT DEFINITELY

IS THE FEAR OF REJECTION.

I THINK THAT'S WHAT I'M

MOST WORRIED ABOUT IS

SOMEONE DAMAGING MY

REPUTATION OUT OF REJECTION

FROM ME--FROM OFFERING THE

GOSPEL TO THEM.

DO YOU THINK YOUR FAITH

PLAYS A ROLE?

MY DESIRE TO SHARE HAS

BEEN--HAS GOTTEN GREATER,

UH, EVEN THOUGH I'VE BECOME

MORE TIMID AS A PERSON

BECAUSE I REALIZE THE

RAMIFICATIONS OF WHAT I

HAVE TO SHARE. HOW BIG AND

HOW LARGE IT IS.

MY FAITH IN GOD IS THAT

HE'S SO BIG AND SO POWERFUL

THAT, UM, HE'S ABLE TO DO

ANYTHING.

IF I'M BELIEVING, IF I'M

TRUSTING, THEN I'M LISTENING

TO THE HOLY SPIRIT. IF I'M

LISTENING TO THE HOLY SPIRIT,

THEN I KNOW WHEN TO TALK

ABOUT IT.

(MUSIC)

HOW DOES THIS TOPIC MAKE

YOU FEEL?

I WOULD BE AFRAID OF NOT

BEING TAKEN SERIOUSLY. AND,

UM, ALSO AFRAID OF MAKING

PEOPLE FEEL, UM, LIKE I'M

JUDGING THEM

AUTOMATICALLY. FROM JUST

EVEN BRINGING UP THE

SUBJECT.

IS THERE ANYTHING THAT

COULD HELP?

UH, PROBABLY AS MORE

ACTIVE DEVOTION LIFE.

IT'S JUST A MATTER OF

RESPECTING WHAT OTHER

PEOPLES' BELIEFS ARE EVEN IF

YOU DON'T AGREE WITH THEM

AND JUST HAVING A

WILLINGNESS TO TALK THINGS

OUT AND THAT WAS HOW I WAS

LED TO CHRIST.

I OFTEN THINK TO MYSELF

THAT IT'S--IT'S ONLY ME

STAYING IN--STANDING IN THE

WAY OF ME SHARING THE

GOSPEL.

I THINK I JUST REALIZED

THAT I'M--I ACTUALLY AM

JUDGING PEOPLE BEFORE I

EVEN BRING IT UP BECAUSE I'M

JUDGING THEM IN THE WAY

THAT I THINK AUTOMATICALLY

THINK THAT THEY'RE NOT

INTERESTED IN TALKING ABOUT

IT OR THEY'RE JUST THINK IT'S

SILLY OR THEY'LL FEEL

JUDGED. AND I'M ACTUALLY

JUDGING THEM THAT THEY

WILL FEEL THAT WAY AND

MAYBE THEY'RE TOTALLY

OPEN UP TO IT. SO--

(MUSIC)

YOU KNOW, THAT'S PRETTY

COOL, LAURA-LYNN. AND I--I

LOVE WHAT WE'RE SEEING

HERE. BECAUSE WHEN--WHEN

YOU THINK ABOUT SHARING

THE GOOD NEWS, BECAUSE IT IS

SUCH GOOD NEWS, UM, IT'S

KIND OF HARD FOR ME TO SEE

WHY PEOPLE WOULD NOT DO

THAT, BUT I THINK--

OF COURSE, FOR YOU BRIAN.

BECAUSE YOU'RE A PREACHER.

WELL, THAT'S TRUE.

BUT SOME OF THEM OUT

THERE, IT'S LIKE--FEARFUL.

AND BUT--BUT WHAT I WAS

GOING TO SAY IS THIS, UH,

WHAT--WHAT DO YOU THINK IS-

-IS HOLDING MOST PEOPLE

BACK?

THE--THE FEAR OF

REJECTION LIKE, UH, THAT ONE

FELLA SAID AND, UM, ALSO

PRIDE.

YEAH.

YOU KNOW? LIKE WE DON'T,

UH, HERE IN CANADA, I THINK

WE'RE--WE'RE SORT OF, UH, A

LITTLE BIT APATHETIC, WHERE,

YOU KNOW, WE--WE RUN THE--

THE LINE

SURE.

AND SO WE DON'T

NECESSARILY WANT TO STAND

OUT OR BE A RELIGIOUS NUT.

WE WANT TO BE

POLITICALLY CORRECT.

YEAH. WE WANT TO BELIEVE

IN GOD THAT THERE IS A GOD.

YEAH.

BUT WE DON'T NEED TO

TALK ABOUT IT.

YOU KNOW, I--I THINK MORE

THAN ANYTHING IT'S

IGNORANCE AS WELL BECAUSE

WE DON'T--WE--WE BELIEVE WE

DON'T KNOW ENOUGH.

OH.

AND WE DON'T HAVE

ENOUGH INFORMATION.

RIGHT.

AND IF WE HAD MORE

INFORMATION, WE'D FIND

OURSELVES BEING A WHOLE

LOT MORE COMFORTABLE. BUT

WHATEVER IT IS, THE GOOD

NEWS NEEDS TO BE SHARED.

HEY, UH, WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK

AFTER THIS.

WHAT IF YOU KNEW HELL

WAS REAL BECAUSE YOU'D

SEEN IT.

THE STENCH OF HELL IS THE

MOST ROTTENEST THING THAT

YOU COULD EVER SMELL IN

YOUR LIFE.

BECAUSE YOU'D BEEN

THERE.

I LOOKED UP AND I SAW

DEATH AND I SAW HELL IN HIS

EYES.

HOW WOULD IT CHANGE THE

WAY YOU LIVE YOUR LIFE?

I WOULD SAY I'M SORRY,

PLEASE FORGIVE ME. THE

REPENTANCE WAS VERY

IMPORTANT.

GET THE REAL STORY FROM

PEOPLE WHO HAVE

EXPERIENCED LIFE BEYOND

THE GRAVE.

(MUSIC)

WELCOME BACK. UP NEXT, A

FORMER DRUG DEALER ADDICT

AND FELON RANDY HICKS GETS

TO ADD HELL SURVIVOR TO THE

LIST.

I GOT HIGH WHEN I WAS 8

YEARS OLD. UH, TWO OF MY

BROTHERS HAD GOT ME OUT IN

THE GARAGE SMOKING A BOMB.

THAT WAS THE FIRST TIME I

EVER USED MARIJUANA. I'LL

NEVER FORGET IT, I LOVED IT.

RANDY HICKS GREW UP ONE

OF NINE CHILDREN IN RURAL

ILLINOIS WITH A LITTLE

PARENTAL SUPERVISION.

MY FATHER WAS AN

ALCOHOLIC. HE RAN

MOONSHINE. MOM HELD IT

TOGETHER. MY MOTHER, UH,

WAS A FIRM BELIEVER IN JESUS

CHRIST. AND SHE WAS A

PRAYING MOM.

RANDY'S BROTHERS HID THE

GOODS IN THE GARDEN OUT

BACK, IN THEIR SCHOOLBAGS

OR EVEN UNDER THE

MATTRESS.

ONE TIME I FOUND SOME

WHITE POWDER IN THERE, IT

WAS COCAINE. I DIDN'T KNOW

WHAT IT WAS AND I TOUCHED

IT AND IT HAD NUMBED MY LIPS

AND I WAS LIKE WOW, THAT'S

SOME STRANGE STUFF. THEN

ONE DAY I JUST HAPPENED TO

WATCH MY BROTHERS SNIFF IT

AND I SNIFFED SOME TOO. AND

THE TIME I GOT TO HIGH

SCHOOL, I WAS A FRESH MAN,

YOU KNOW, PEOPLE--PEOPLE

WERE SELLING IT TO MAKE

MONEY. TIME I WAS A SENIOR

IN HIGH SCHOOL, I WAS

SELLING BIG TIME.

AFTER GRADUATION, RANDY

JOINED THE MILITARY.

I ENDED UP BEING A TANKER,

AN ARMOR CREWMAN, AND

THEY SENT ME TO FORT IRWIN,

CALIFORNIA. WELL, UP THERE,

CRYSTAL METH WAS BIG.

WELL, WHEN I GOT UP THERE, I

GOT HOOKED UP WITH THE

WRONG PEOPLE. I STARTED

DRINKING HEAVIER AND THEN I

REALLY STARTED GOING ON A

BINGE WITH CRYSTAL METH.

OH MY GOD, I WAS SO

ADDICTED, IT WAS LIKE I

COULDN'T LIVE WITHOUT IT. I

BREATHED IT FROM THE TIME I

GOT UP IN THE MORNING TO

THE TIME I WENT TO BED. I--I

STARTED SELLING STUFF TO

GET IT. AND THEY SENT ME TO

REHAB. AND EVENTUALLY,

THEY--THEY RELEASED ME

FROM THE MILITARY. IT

BOTHERED ME. I WAS LIKE,

MAN, I HAD THIS GREAT

OPPORTUNITY TO TURN MY LIFE

AROUND. WHY DID I GET--GO

BACK TO DOING THE DRUGS?

BUT IT ONLY GOT WORSE.

RANDY SPENT A YEAR IN JAIL

FOR ROBBING A GAS STATION.

HE WAS SO HIGH, HE DOESN'T

EVEN REMEMBER HOLDING A

GUN TO THE CLERK'S HEAD.

WHEN HE GOT OUT OF JAIL, HE

OVERDOSED. HE WAS ONLY 27.

THEY WENT AHEAD AND

PULLED A WHITE SHEET UP ON

ME BECAUSE THEY SAID I WAS

GOING TO DIE. THEY CALLED

MY FAMILY AND WHEN I WOKE

UP, IT WAS THE MOST

FRIGHTENING MOMENT

BECAUSE I LOOKED DOWN AND

I'M LOOKING AT A WHITE

SHEET.

DOCTORS DISCOVERED

RANDY WAS STILL ALIVE.

AFTER RUNNING NUMEROUS

TESTS, HE WAS RELEASED. BUT

EVEN THAT NEAR-DEATH

EXPERIENCE WASN'T ENOUGH

TO SCARE RANDY STRAIGHT.

RANDY MARRIED BUT THE

ALCOHOL AND DRUG USE

CONTINUED, EVENTUALLY

DESTROYING THE

RELATIONSHIP. IN 1997,

RANDY'S WIFE LEFT HIM WITH

THEIR TWO YOUNG CHILDREN.

AND I WAS SMOKING WEED

AND I STILL DID A LITTLE COKE.

NOT LIKE I USED TO, BUT I WAS

STILL DOING IT, YES. THE

MOMENT THAT CHANGED THAT,

ALL OF A SUDDEN MY BODY

COLLAPSED TO THE GROUND. I

FELT SOMETHING PHYSICALLY

DRAGGING ME OUT OF MY

BODY. AND I MEAN, I LOOKED

UP AND I SAW DEATH AND I

SAW HELL IN HIS EYES. AND IT

HAD THESE HUGE HORNS. IT--IT

CURLED AROUND LIKE A RAM

AND DEATH JUST FILLED THE

ROOM AND IT SCARED ME. I

CAN PHYSICALLY FEEL MY

SPIRITUAL MAN SEPARATING

FROM MY FLESH. I DIDN'T FEEL

NO PAIN, BUT I FELT IT

LEAVING, TREMBLING AND

FEAR AND IMMEDIATELY I FELL

ON MY FACE AND I CRIED OUT

JESUS, I SAID FORGIVE ME OF

MY SINS. GOD, HELP ME WITH

MY ADDICTIONS. TAKE IT ALL

AWAY. JUST DON'T LET ME GO

TO HELL, PLEASE. I WAS

BEGGING, I WAS CRYING. I DID

EVERYTHING I KNEW AND AS

SOON AS I LOOKED AT THE

DOOR, MY DOOR OPENED AND I

SAW THIS LONG, WHITE,

GLOWING ROBE WHITE. THERE

IS JUST NO WHITE IN THIS

WORLD YOU CAN DESCRIBE IT.

I KNEW WITHOUT A DOUBT

THAT THE MOMENT I CRIED OUT

FOR JESUS THAT GOD HAD

SHOWED UP RIGHT THERE AND

SAVED ME. AT THE MOMENT I

CRIED OUT FROM THAT

MOMENT, UH, MAN, I JUST

WANTED TO KNOW GOD. I

WANTED TO KNOW JESUS, I

WANTED TO KNOW THIS ONE

WHO, WHEN I KNEW WITHOUT A

DOUBT I WAS GOING TO HELL,

CAME FOR ME.

IMMEDIATELY, RANDY'S

CRAVING FOR DRUGS AND

ALCOHOL WAS REPLACED WITH

A HUNGER AND THIRST FOR

JESUS.

I TRAVEL AND SHARE WHAT

GOD BROUGHT ME FROM, WHAT

I WENT THROUGH, WHAT IT

WILL DO TO YOU. AND HOW

CHRIST IS THE ANSWER. WHEN

YOU CALL ON THAT NAME

JESUS, HE IS THERE, RIGHT

THERE. AND HE IS READY TO

RECEIVE YOU AND TO FORGIVE

YOU OF ALL YOUR SINS.

YOU KNOW, THIS STORY

REALLY, UH, GETS TO THE

INSIDE. BECAUSE WHAT RANDY

WAS TALKING ABOUT AND HE

WAS GIVING A VERY VIVID

DESCRIPTION OF WHAT THE

BIBLE CALLS HELL. AND HIS

BODY BEING LITERALLY

REMOVED AND HIS SPIRIT

TAKEN APART. YOU KNOW,

THERE IS, THERE'S, UH, A

SCRIPTURE THAT THE BIBLE

SAYS IN REVELATION. AND IT

SAYS IN THE NINTH CHAPTER IN

THE 11TH VERSE, AND THEY HAD

AS KING OVER THEM THE

ANGEL OF THE BOTTOMLESS PIT

WHO'S NAME IN HEBREW IS

(FOREIGN WORD) BUT IN GREEK

HIS NAME IS APOLLYON. THIS IS

LIKE ONE OF THE MOST FIERCE,

GRUESOME CREATURES THAT

YOU'VE EVER SEEN. THIS

WHOLE WEEK WE'RE TALKING

ABOUT LIFE BEYOND THE

GRAVE AND, UH, IF YOU

HAVEN'T SEEN THIS, YOU NEED

TO GET A COPY OF THIS. UM,

FOR YOUR PARTNERSHIP, WE

WOULD LOVE TO SEND THIS

OUT TO YOU. I CAN'T SAY THAT

I'M GOING TO GIVE THIS AWAY

TO YOU, BUT IF YOU WOULD

REQUEST THIS, THIS WOULD BE

A VERY GREAT TOOL FOR NOT

ONLY YOURSELF BUT ALSO FOR

YOUR NEIGHBORS. BUT THIS

PARTICULAR BOTTOMLESS PIT,

UH, APOLLYON, UH, THAT ONE

ANGEL ONE DAY WITH ONE

CHAIN WILL COME OUT AND

CHAIN SATAN AND LOCK HIM

UP FOR OVER A THOUSAND

YEARS. NOW A LOT OF TIMES IN

THIS GENERATION, WE'VE BEEN

SO USED TO STEPHEN KING AND

ALL THE NOVELS THAT WE

DON'T UNDERSTAND. BUT

WHAT RANDY WAS TALKING

ABOUT HERE, IS HE SAID DO

NOT TAKE YOUR TIME ON THIS

EARTH FOR GRANTED. TODAY

YOU NEED TO CRY OUT TO GOD

AND SAY, GOD, I DON'T WANT

TO BE IN THAT PIT. SAVE MY

SOUL.

HMM, AND, YOU KNOW, UH,

BRIAN AS YOU WERE JUST

SAYING THAT, I WAS THINKING

ABOUT THAT PERSON AND

YOU'RE, YOU'RE, UH, SITTING IN

YOUR LIVING ROOM RIGHT NOW

AND YOU KNOW THAT YOU'RE

TAKING EVERYTHING FOR

GRANTED. YOU ARE RUSHING

HEAD LONG DOWN PATHS THAT

YOU KNOW ARE--ARE HEADED

FOR DESTRUCTION AND YOU'RE

NOT THINKING ABOUT IT,

YOU'RE JUST GIVING YOURSELF

TO IT AND YOU'RE THINKING

EAT, DRINK, AND BE MERRY.

THE PROBLEM IS ONE DAY WE

DO FACE A JUDGMENT AND GOD

HAS GOT YOUR NUMBER AND

HE LOVES YOU. HE KNOWS

YOU, HE KNOWS YOU BY NAME.

HE'S CALLING YOU OUT TODAY

AND HE'S SAYING DON'T BE

PASSIVE. DON'T JUST LET THE

ENEMY STEER YOU INTO A--A

DESTRUCTIVE PATH WHEN GOD

HAS A DESTINY THAT IS SO

MAGNIFICENT, IF YOU JUST

COULD BEGIN TO GET A VISION

FOR WHAT GOD WANTS TO DO

WITH YOUR LIFE, YOU WOULD

NEVER HEAD DOWN THIS

DESTRUCTIVE PATH.

HEY, LET'S DO SOME

BUSINESS WITH GOD. WHY

DON'T YOU JUST OPEN UP YOUR

HEART NOW MUCH THE BIBLE

SAYS WHOEVER CALLS ON

THE NAME OF THE LORD WILL

BE SAVED. YOU'VE DONE THE

DRUGS, YOU'VE GONE INTO ALL

THE PROBLEMS AND ALL THE

SITUATIONS. BUT JUST SAY

THIS. JESUS, COME INTO MY

LIFE. I'M READY IN JESUS'

NAME, AMEN. IT'S THAT

SIMPLE.

AMEN.

NOW CALL THE NUMBER ON

SCREEN.

MMM, WE SURE DO LOOK

FORWARD TO BEING WITH YOU

ALL AGAIN. UNTIL NEXT TIME,

I'M LAURA-LYNN TYLER

THOMPSON.

AND I'M BRIAN WARREN.

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