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The 700 Club - June 13, 2013

Cynthia was exposed to sex, drugs and alcohol as a child, but an invitation to church marked the beginning of a new life in Christ. Plus, after years of infertility a miscarriage tests the faith of Jon and Rose. Read Transcript


Lee: WANT TO LOOK

TALLER, THINNER AND

YOUNGER?

WE'LL TELL YOU THE ONE THING

YOU NEED TO DO.

PLUS, A DOUBLE MIRACLE AFTER

NINE YEARS OF HEARTACHE.

I KIND OF THREW UP MY

HANDS AND SAID, YOU KNOW,

THIS IS NOT ABOUT ME.

Lee: AND THEN...

I WAS STUPID, NOT

WANTED.

Lee: ONE WOMAN FINDS

LOVE FROM THE ONE PERSON SHE

HATED.

THAT'S WHAT I HAD BEEN

CRAVING.

*

Pat: WELL, WELCOME,

FOLKS, TO THIS EDITION OF

"THE 700 CLUB."

WE'RE GLAD YOU'RE WITH US.

BY THE WAY, THE BOMBSHELLS

ARE NOW FALLING MORE.

NOT REAL BOMBS, BUT

EXPLOSIVE REVELATIONS FROM

THE MAN WHO LEAKED THE STORY

ABOUT THE GOVERNMENT'S

ELECTRONIC SPYING PROGRAM.

Terry: AND CONGRESS IS

CALLING WITNESSES FROM THE

NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY TO

EXPLAIN WHY SUCH A PROGRAM

IS NECESSARY.

EPHRAIM GRAHAM HAS THE

STORY.

Reporter: ANOTHER ROUND

OF CLASSIFIED BRIEFINGS ON

CAPITOL HILL TODAY AS

AMERICA'S CYBERSPYING

SCANDAL CONTINUES.

TODAY'S HEARINGS COME IN THE

WAKE OF MORE LEAKED

INFORMATION.

EDWARD SNOWDEN TOLD A HONG

KONG NEWSPAPER THAT U.S.

COMPUTER HACKERS TARGETED

CHINA, NORTH KOREA, AND EVEN

HONG KONG.

IN CONGRESSIONAL HEARINGS ON

WEDNESDAY, THE HEAD OF THE

N.S.A. SAYS THE PROGRAMS

SNOWDEN REVEALED ARE LEGAL,

AND HAVE HELPED TO PREVENT

DOZENS OF TERRORISTS'

ATTACKS.

IF WE TELL THE TERRORISTS

EVERY WAY WE'RE GOING TO

TRACK THEM, THEY WILL GET

THROUGH AND AMERICANS WILL

DIE.

THAT'S WRONG.

Reporter: BUT QUESTIONS

ABOUT HOW SNOWDEN WAS ABLE

TO OBTAIN SO MUCH CLASSIFIED

INFORMATION REMAINS.

WE HAVE TO GO BACK AND

LOOK AT THE OVERSITES,

OVERSIGHTS, WHERE WE WENT

WRONG AND HOW TO FIX THEM.

Reporter: THE PATRIOT

ACT EXPANDED LAW ENFORCEMENT

POWER TO GATHER INFORMATION

WITH FUR FEWER RESTRICTIONS

TO FIGHT TERROR.

HE SAYS THE ADMINISTRATION

AND THE SECRET FOREIGN

INTELLIGENCE SURVEILLANCE

ACT COURT HAVE GONE FAR

BEYOND WHAT THE ACT

INTENDED.

BUT THE N.S.A. CONTINUES TO

DEFEND ITS METHODS OF

PROTECTING THE U.S.

I THINK WHAT WE'RE DOING

TO PROTECT AMERICAN CITIZENS

HERE IS THE RIGHT THING.

Reporter: EPHRAIM

GRAHAM, CBN NEWS.

Pat: THANKS, EPHRAIM.

REVELATIONS HAVE COME OUT,

BY THE WAY, ABOUT E-MAILS

AND LETTERS THAT WERE

TELEPHONE CONVERSATIONS

BETWEEN SERVICEMEN IN IRAQ

AND THEIR FAMILIES BACK

HOME.

THEIR GIRLFRIENDS,

SWEETHEARTS, AND SO FORTH.

AND SOME OF THE MORE

INTIMATE DETAILS HAVE BEEN

SHARED AROUND.

LIKE, DID YOU HEAR WHAT THIS

GUY SAYS, AND HERE IS WHAT

HIS WIFE SAYS, AND ISN'T

THIS INTERESTING.

THOSE THINGS CAN NEVER

SUPPOSED TO BE DISCLOSED OR

EVEN LISTENED TO, BUT THEY

ARE.

MORE AND MORE THINGS ARE

COMING OUT THAT THE PUBLIC

DOESN'T QUITE LIKE.

WELL, WHAT DOES THE PUBLIC

THINK ABOUT THE GOVERNMENT'S

SURVEILLANCE PROGRAM, AND

WENDY GRIFFITH IS HERE TO

TELL US THAT STORY.

Wendy: AN EARLY POLL

SHOWS THAT MOST AMERICANS

SEEM TO SUPPORT THE

GOVERNMENT'S PROGRAM, BUT

TWO NEW POLLS SHOW MOST

PEOPLE DON'T LIKE IT.

58% DISAPPROVE OF THE

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

COLLECTING THE PHONE RECORDS

OF ORDINARY AMERICANS.

ONLY 38% APPROVE.

AND A GALLOP POLL REPORTS

THAT 53% DON'T APPROVE OF

THE PROGRAM, WHILE 37% DO.

A MASSIVE STORM SYSTEM

LESTER A PATH OF DESTRUCTION

ACROSS THE MIDWEST.

IT IS A GIANT LINE OF

FEROCIOUS STORMS ALREADY

BLAMED FOR TRIGGERING 17

TORNADOES.

IN IOWA, BUSINESSES AND

HOMES WERE AMONG THE WORST

CASUALTIES.

THIS RESTAURANT WAS

DESTROYED.

HIGH WINDS CAUSED BY

POSSIBLE TWISTERS KNOCKED

OUT POWER TO SOME AREAS IN

CHICAGO.

NEARBY, INDIANA WAS HIT WITH

GOLFBALL-SIZED HAIL WHICH

DAMAGED CARS.

FORECASTERS UPGRADED THE

RISK OF STORMS TO ITS

HIGHEST LEVEL FOR PARTS OF

THE MIDWEST.

THE FIRST TIME THIS YEAR.

WE ARE REALLY SOUNDING

THE BELL AS LOUDLY AS WE CAN

TO LET FOLKS KNOW, YOU

REALLY NEED TO PAY

ATTENTION.

Wendy: MORE DAMAGE AND

POSSIBLY FLOODING IS

EXPECTED TODAY IN THE

MID-ATLANTIC AND THE EAST.

TURKEY'S GOVERNMENT CRACKED

DOWN ON DEMONSTRATORS,

THEY'RE ANGRY ABOUT ISLAMIC

RESTRICTIONS IMPOSED BY

THEIR GOVERNMENT.

JOHN WAGGI HAS MORE.

Reporter: IN ISTANBUL,

AN ANGRY QUIET HAS SETTLED

IN TAKSIM SQUARE, THE SITE

WHERE PROTESTORS WERE

ATTACKED BY POLICE WITH

WATER CANNONS TUESDAY

NIGHT.

SEVERAL ARE DEAD AND

THOUSANDS HAVE BEEN WOUNDED

IN DEMONSTRATIONS THAT

STARTED IN ISTANBUL LATE

LAST MONTH AND SPREAD TO

ANKARA, THE CAPITOL, AND

MORE THAN 75 OTHER CITIES.

IT BEGAN WITH THE PROTEST

OVER THE DEVELOPMENT OF A

PARK, BUT IT HAS BECOME A

SECULAR DEMONSTRATION OF

ANGER OVER RESTRICTIONS BY

THE RULING PARTY, HEADED BY

RECEP TAYYIP ERDOGAN.

TURKEY IS AN ALLY.

AT A RALLY ON JOHN F.

KENNEDY STREET IN ANKARA,

THIS MAN SHOUTS "RECEP

TAYYIP ERDOGAN IS A WALKING

DICTATOR.

THIS IS A DICTATORSHIP, AND

WE ARE AGAINST A

DICTATORSHIP."

THEY JUST FEEL SO VERY

STRONG.

AND THE PEOPLE ARE CHASING

THEM IN THE PROTEST.

Reporter: THE

GOVERNMENT REMAINS DEFIANT,

SAYING IT WILL LISTEN TO

COMPLAINTS, BUT KNOWING IT

MAINTAINS POPULAR SUPPORT

AMONG TURKEY'S MILLIONS OF

SIM SYMPATHIZERS.

AND THE GOVERNMENT UNVEILED

ITS HARDBALL TACTICS AGAINST

THE PROTESTORS.

THE HEADLINE IN THE TURKEY

KIOSK READS "SHAME."

ERDOGAN HAS BEEN AMONG ONE

OF THE MOST VOCAL OWE

OPPOSERS TO NUCLEAR

WEAPONS.

AND TURKEY HOUSES NUCLEAR

WEAPONS AND THOUSANDS OF

MILITARY PEOPLE ON ITS

SOIL.

ALL GOOD REASONS FOR KEEPING

AN EYE ON WHAT HAPPENS NEXT

ITHE CAPITAL HEADQUARTERS.

THE BOY SCOUTS RESOLUTION

DOES NOT RECOMMEND THAT THE

SOUTHERN BAPTIST CHURCH

DROPPED THEIR TIES WITH

SCOUTS.

AND THEY ELECTED FRED

LUTHER, JR.

HE WAS UNOPPOSED AND GOT A

STANDING OVATION.

A WARNING FOR PEOPLE WHO TRY

TO DRIVE AND USE THE

HANDS-FREE DEVICES AND

CONTROL THE RADIO.

A NEW STUDY SHOWS THOSE

DEVICES ARE EXTREMELY

DISTRACTING.

ACTUALLY WORSE THAN HOLDING

YOUR PHONE WHILE DRIVING.

A NEW STUDY SHOWS JUST

BECAUSE YOUR HANDS ARE FREE,

DOESN'T MEAN YOUR BRAIN IS

FREE.

IT TURNS OUT ALL OF THE

VOICE-ACTIVATED GADGETS IN

CARS ARE NOT MAKING DRIVING

ANY SAFER.

THE A.A.A. STUDY SHOWS THAT

DRIVERS WHO USE HANDHELD

PHONES ARE TWO TIMES AS

DISTRACTED AS THOSE WHO

DON'T.

AND THE SPEECH-FREE DEVICES

THAT LET YOU KEEP YOUR HANDS

ON THE WHEEL ARE EVEN

WORSE.

YOUR BRAIN GETS SO

OVERLOADED WITH THE

SPEECH-TO-TEXT CASTS THAT

YOU HAVE VERY LITTLE

RESIDUAL CAPACITY TO ATTEND

TO THE ROADWAY.

Wendy: COMPANIES HAVE

BEEN MARKETING HANDS-FREE

SYSTEMS TO NEW CAR BUYERS

FOR YEARS.

YOUNGER DRIVERS ARE

ESPECIALLY ATTRACTED TO THE

FACT THEY CAN CONTROL THEIR

MUSIC, ANSWER E-MAILS, EVEN

CHECK THEIR Facebook PAGE

USING THEIR VOICE.

BUT A.A.A. IS CONCERNED

ABOUT THE SAFETY AND WANTS

SOME RESTRICTIONS.

THE SPEECH-TO-TEXT

TECHNOLOGY SHOULD ONLY BE

ABLE TO BE USED, OR LIMITED

TO USE FOR DRIVERS WHEN THE

VEHICLE IS STOPPED.

Wendy: A.A.A. IS URGING

THE CAR AND ELECTRONICS

INDUSTRIES TO COME UP WITH

KNOWLEDGE THAT LIMITS U.S.

OF VOICE-ACTIVATED DEVICES

TO BASIC DRIVING-RELATED

ACTIVITIES, SUCH AS THE

WINDSHIELD WIPER OR CLIMATE

CONTROL.

IT SURE WOULD BE NICE IF

PEOPLE ONLY USED THOSE

DEVICES FOR EMERGENCY PHONE

CALLS.

PAT, I HAVE NO IDEA HOW THEY

WOULD ACTUALLY ENFORCE

THAT.

PEOPLE LOVE THOSE HANDS-FREE

DEVICES.

Pat: THEY DO.

THAT'S YOUR TRAVELLING

OFFICE, WENDY.

I'VE BEEN TAKING CALLS FROM

OVERSEAS AND DOING BUSINESS

NEGOTIATIONS AND THINGS.

Terry: WHILE DRIVING?

Pat: WHILE DRIVING.

AND, OF COURSE, YOU LOSE

TRACK OF WHAT YOU'RE DOING.

YOU'RE HURTLING ALONG IN A

4,000 POUND VEHICLE AT 65,

70, 75 MILES PER HOUR.

IT IS A MISSILE OF GREAT

MAGNITUDE.

TERRY IS HERE, AND, TERRY,

YOU'RE GOING TO THE

UKRAINE.

Terry: I AM GOING TO

THE UKRAINE.

Pat: WHY DO YOU GO TO

THE UKRAINE?

FIRST OF ALL I LOVE

UKRAINE, BUT WE HAVE A LOT

OF "ORPHAN'S PROMISE"

PROJECTS THERE.

WE'RE GOING TO BRING BACK

STORIES ON OUR WORK WITH THE

GYPSY COMMUNITIES THERE, AND

WE HAVE A NEW TRAINING

CENTER OPENING.

LOTS OF WONDERFUL PROJECTS.

Pat: YOU'RE DEALING

WITH GYPSY ORPHANS?

Terry: WE'RE DEALING

WITH VULNERABLE KIDS IN THE

GYPSY COMMUNITIES.

A LOT OF THEM, THEIR PARENTS

ARE ILLITERATE, SO THE

CHILDREN ARE ILLITERATE.

WE BUILT BATH HOUSES IN ONE

PLACE WHERE THE KIDS COULD

ONLY BATHE IN THE

SUMMERTIME.

AND NOW A LOT OF THE PARENTS

ARE COMING AND ASKING US

WILL YOU TEACH US TO READ

AND WRITE.

AND THE SEED PROJECT IS

TEACHING THEM HOW TO FEED

THEMSELVES.

Pat: THERE IS NO

OPPOSITION.

Terry: YOU GAIN TRUST.

NOBODY ANYBODY IN THE WORLD

WANTS TO THINK YOU CAME TO

JUST TAKE PICTURES AND TALK

ABOUT THEIR POVERTY.

THEY WANT TO KNOW ARE YOU

GOING TO STAY AND MAKE A

DIFFERENCE?

WE HAVE THAT RELATIONSHIP

NOW.

UP TO EIGHT GYPSY CAMPS --

IT MAY BE UP TO 12 NOW --

AND WE'RE CONTINUING TO WORK

THERE.

Pat: CBN, AS YOU KNOW,

HAS A HUGE STUDY IN KIEV.

WE PRODUCE A LOT OF PROGRAMS

IN RUSSIA.

WE HAD A LITTLE STUDIO IN

MOSCOW, AND THE BIGGEST IS

NOW IN KIEV.

Terry: AND A LOT OF OUR

PEOPLE FROM THERE ARE GOING

WITH US, AND THEY'VE BEEN

MINISTERING TO THE GYPSY

COMMUNITY.

Pat: PLEASE STAY SAFE

AND BRING US SOME GOOD

PICTURES.

Terry: COMING UP, YOU

MIGHT FIND THIS HARD TO

BELIEVE, BUT YOUR POSTURE

MAY ACTUALLY BE MAKING YOU

SICK.

IT COULD EVEN LEAD TO AN

EARLY GRAVE.

FIND OUT WHY WHEN WE COME

BACK.

AND LATER ON, MEET A COUPLE

WHO TRIED UNSUCCESSFULLY TO

HAVE A BABY FOR NINE YEARS.

SEE HOW THEY WOUND UP WITH A

DOUBLE MIRACLE.

Pat: THIS NEXT STORY

PROBABLY SOUNDS LIKE AN

ADVERTISEMENT FOR DOAN'S

PILLS, BUT IT STARTS OFF,

ARE YOU TIRED?

DO YOU HAVE HEADACHES OR

BACK PAIN AND YOU AREN'T

SURE WHY?

THESE THINGS DON'T

NECESSARILY NEED A PILL.

IT COULD BE CAUSED BY

SOMETHING AS SIMPLE AS YOUR

POSTURE.

OUR HEALTH REPORTER LORI

JOHNSON EXPLAINS THAT THE

WAY YOU STAND AND SIT CAN

MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE IN THE

WAY YOU FEEL.

Reporter: WE DON'T

OFTEN THINK ABOUT IT, BUT

OUR POSTURE SENDS A MESSAGE

TO OUR BODY AND OTHER

PEOPLE.

YEARS AGO A LADY WOULD TRAIN

HERSELF TO STAND, WALK, AND

SIT CORRECTLY BY BALANCING A

BOOK ON HER HEAD BECAUSE

GOOD POSTURE IS SO SIN

SYNONMIS WITH POISE AND

ELEGANCE.

AND THERE ARE LOTS OF OTHER

REASONS TO PRACTICE GOOD

POSTURE.

IT COULD MAKE YOU FEEL

THINNER, TALLER, AND

YOUNGER.

AND RESEARCH SHOWS YOU FEEL

THAT WAY, TOO.

ON THE OTHER HAND, SLOUCHING

MAKES YOU LOOK AND FEEL

TIRED.

ACCORDING TO CLEVELAND

CLINIC'S DR. LADEN GOLUVIC.

WHEN YOU SLUMP, YOU HAVE

REDUCED YOUR CAPACITY TO

INHALE PROPERLY, TO INHALE

THROUGH YOUR DIAPHRAGMATIC

BREATHING, THEN JUST

CLEARING THE CHEST.

THAT COULD LEAD TO FEELING

TIRED AND EXHAUSTED AND

FEELING SLEEPY.

Reporter: BAD POSTURE

STRETCHES JOINTS AND

MUSCLES, WHICH CAN CAUSE

BACK PAIN, HEADACHES, AND

LONG-TERM INJURIES.

YMCA TRAIN SUSAN TEACHES

CLIENTS GOOD POSTURE BY

LOOKING IN THE MIRROR.

KEEP YOUR SHOULDERS DOWN

AND RELAX.

WE HAVE TO PULL OUR SHOULDER

BLADES TOGETHER IN THE BACK,

MAKE SURE OUR EARS ARE

CENTERED OVER THE SHOULDERS,

HIPS OVER KNEES, AND KNEES

OVER ANG CULLS.

Reporter: WHEN YOU'RE

SITTING, GOOD POSTURE MEANS

BOTH FEET ON THE FLOOR,

UNDER YOUR KNEES, AND BOTH

SHOULDERS RELAXED, BUT OUR

TORSO LIFTED.

IT CAUSES US TO SIT UP A

LITTLE TALLER.

Reporter: MAINTAINING

GOOD POSTURE IS EASIER IF

YOU STRENGTHEN YOUR CORE,

THE MUSCLES THAT SUPPORT

YOUR SPINE.

HERE ARE WAYS TO DO THAT:

LIE ON YOUR STOMACH AND LIFT

YOUR CHEST AND YOUR LEGS.

ONE MORE TIME.

BRING IT UP AND LOWER DOWN.

THAT'S PERFECT.

Reporter: THEN ON ALL

FOURS, LIFT YOUR ARM AND THE

OPPOSITE LEG.

THIS IS SPINAL

STABILIZATION, VERY

IMPORTANT TO MAINTAIN GOOD

POSTURE.

Reporter: AND WHILE

BALANCING ON YOUR ELBOWS AND

TOES, LIFT THE REST OF YOUR

BODY LIKE A PLANK.

YOU CAN FEEL ALL OF THOSE

MUSCLES, ABDOMINAL MUSCLES,

INTERNAL OBLIQUES,

EVERYTHING IS HELPING TO

KEEP YOU LIFTED, YES?

Reporter: AND YOU CAN

STRENGTHEN THE SPINE ITSELF

BY GETTING ENOUGH CALCIUM

AND VITAMIN "D."

WHEN IT COMES TO SITTING,

EVEN THOUGH GOOD POSTURE IS

VERY IMPORTANT, WE SHOULD BE

MUCH MORE CONCERNED WITH HOW

LONG WE SIT.

TOO MANY UNI UN INTERRUPTED

HOURS ON YOUR DUFF COULD

MEAN AN EARLY DEATH.

IT DESCRIBES DISEASES AND

SYMPTOMS THAT DEVELOP AS A

RESULT OF SITTING.

IT LEADS TO CORONARY

DISEASE, HEART ATTACKS,

STROKES.

THAT'S THE REAL REASON WHY

IT IS CALLED SEDENTARY DEATH

SYNDROME BECAUSE IT

ULTIMATELY LEADS TO DEATH.

Reporter: SET YOUR

ALARM AS A REMINDER TO TAKE

A LAP OR TO AROUND YOUR WORK

AREA.

INSTEAD OF E-MAILING A

CO-WORKER, WALK OVER TO

THEM.

CONVERT YOUR REGULAR DESK TO

A STAND UP DESK, OR BETTER

YET, PUT A TREADMILL UNDER

YOUR DESK.

WE KNOW WE NEED TO

INTERRUPT THOSE PERIODS OF

SITTING WITH ONE OR TWO

MINUTES OF MOVING AROUND AND

THEN GO BACK TO SITTING.

Reporter: SO WHETHER

YOU'RE STANDING, SITTING, OR

WALKING, GOOD POSTURE LEADS

TO GOOD HEALTH AND GOOD

LOOKS.

LORI JOHNSON, CBN NEWS.

Pat: GREAT ADVICE.

AND EXERCISES TO IMPROVE

POSTURE DO WORK.

YOU CAN WATCH LORI'S ENTIRE

SESSION WITH A PERSONAL

TRAINER ONLINE, AND THEN YOU

CAN FOLLOW ALONG YOURSELF.

JUST GO TO OUR WEBSITE AT

CBNNEWS.COM.

INTERESTING.

YOU HAVE SUCH OUTSTANDING

POSTURE, YOU DON'T NEED

THAT.

Terry: YOU KNOW, I DO

THINK THAT EVEN THE WAY OUR

FOOD IS DIGESTED, IF WE

SLUMP AT THE TABLE -- YOU

KNOW, OFTEN PEOPLE WHO HAVE

BACK DISEASE, YOU KNOW, THEY

WIND UP WITH THEIR TORSO'S

SITTING DOWN.

Pat: WHEN YOU WERE

DOING THE MISS AMERICA

THING, DID YOU HAVE SPECIAL

TRAINING IN WALKING?

Terry: I DID.

BUT I WAS THE GENERATION

THAT SHE IS TALKING ABOUT.

MY MOM HAD US WALK WITH

BOOKS ON OUR HEAD.

AS WE WOULD WALK TO SCHOOL,

SHE WOULD YELL DOWN THE

ROAD, STAND UP STRAIGHT.

Pat: I DON'T KNOW WHAT

IT IS ABOUT YOUNG GIRLS.

THEY WANT TO SLOUCH.

MY DAUGHTERS -- I WAS ALWAYS

SIT UP STRAIGHT.

SIT UP STRAIGHT.

Terry: YOUNG BOYS -- I

REALIZE, THEY MAKE THESE

BIG, OLD CUSHY CHAIRS, AND

THEY SLUMP.

THEY LAY INSTEAD OF

SITTING.

I'M GOING TO MAKE THEM WATCH

LORI'S REPORT.

Pat: MAKE THEM LIVE

LONGER.

Terry: EXACTLY.

UP NEXT, AFTER NINE YEARS OF

INFERTILITY, A COUPLE WAITS

TO HEAR THEIR BABY'S

HEARTBEAT.

WE WENT IN, AND THE BABY

WAS ON THE SCREEN, BUT THERE

WAS NO HEARTBEAT.

IT WAS A PRETTY DEVASTATING

MOMENT.

Terry: A STORY OF HOPE

DEFERRED AND DESIRE

FULFILLED IS COMING UP.

PLUS, WE'RE GOING TO BE

PRAYING FOR YOU AND YOUR

NEEDS, SO STAY WITH US.

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

Terry: ROSE AND JOHN

SMITH HAVE BEEN TRYING TO

HAVE A BABY FOR NINE LONG

YEARS.

DISAPPOINTMENT AFTER

DISAPPOINTMENT COULD HAVE

CAUSED THEM TO GIVE UP, BUT

THEY HELD ON AND RECEIVED A

DOUBLE MIRACLE.

IT WAS PROBABLY NINE

YEARS AFTER WE STARTED

TRYING.

WE WERE TIRED.

I WAS TIRED OF THIS

JOURNEY.

WE PROBABLY STARTED TALKING

ABOUT HAVING A FAMILY A YEAR

BEFORE WE GOT MARRIED.

TWO YEARS AFTER WE WERE

MARRIED, WE HAD JUST MOVED

INTO OUR FIRST HOME, AND SO

WE JUST THOUGHT, YOU KNOW,

LET'S FILL THESE BEDROOMS.

TWO YEARS IN THINKING,

OKAY, MAYBE THIS IS A LITTLE

TOUGH.

ABOUT FOUR OR FIVE YEARS IN,

THEN IT STARTS TO GET

REALLY, REALLY TOUGH.

OF COURSE, WHEN YOU START

HAVING FRIENDS WHO ARE

HAVING FAMILIES AROUND YOU,

IT BECOMES MORE AND MORE

EVIDENT.

I WENT THROUGH A PRETTY LOW

PERIOD, WONDERING WHY DOES

GOD GIVE ME THIS DESIRE BUT

NEVER REALIZATION OF THE

HOPE.

THE BREAKTHROUGH WAS WHEN I

KIND OF THREW UP MY HANDS

AND SAID, YOU KNOW, THIS

ISN'T ABOUT ME.

I DON'T WANT TO STOP

LIVING.

I DON'T WANT TO STOP SHARING

IN OTHER PEOPLE'S JOY.

AND SO WHEN I STARTED TO LET

GO OF THE PRESSURE TO HAVE A

FAMILY, I REALLY EXPERIENCED

WHAT I WOULD FEEL THE LOVE

OF GOD WAS.

PROVERBS 13: 12 SAYS

UTTER DISAPPOINTMENT AFTER

DISAPPOINTMENT -- AT THE END

OF THE DAY AFTER SO MUCH OF

IT, YOU FINALLY LOOK AT EACH

OTHER AND GO, WE'RE EITHER

GOING TO BELIEVE THE PROMISE

OR WEEK WE'RE GOING TO GO

CRAZY.

HOPE DOESN'T DIE BECAUSE

YOU WANT IT TO.

WE DECIDED TO WORK WITH OUR

FERTILITY DOCTORS TO TRY

ARTIFICIAL INSEMINATION.

AND WHEN THAT DIDN'T WORK

OUT, WE DECIDED WE'RE

ACTUALLY GOING TO TAKE THE

SUMMER OFF.

WHAT HAPPENED WAS WAS

ACTUALLY A MIRACLE.

I WE GOT PREGNANT

NATURALLY.

I REMEMBER STANDING OUTSIDE

MY GARAGE AND SHE GOES, I

THINK I'M PREGNANT.

WHY DON'T YOU TAKE ANOTHER

TEST AND WE'LL CONFIRM

THIS.

I PROBABLY TOOK ABOUT

SEVEN PREGNANCY TESTS

BECAUSE I DIDN'T BELIEVE

THESE STICKS WERE ACTUALLY

TELLING THE TRUTH.

IT WAS AUGUST OF 2009, WHEN

DURING ONE OF OUR DOCTOR'S

VISITS, WHERE WE WERE TO SEE

THE HEARTBEAT OF OUR BABY.

AND WE WENT IN, AND THE BABY

WAS ON THE SCREEN, BUT THERE

WAS NO HEARTBEAT.

AND IT WAS A PRETTY

DEVASTATING MOMENT.

YOU ARE SO OVERWHELMED BY

THE TRAGEDY AND THE

DISAPPOINTMENT THAT YOU

CAN'T SEE OUTSIDE OF THAT.

I THINK, HONESTLY, WHEN YOU

HAVE JESUS LIVING IN THE

MIDDLE -- IN THE MIDDLE OF

YOUR MARRIAGE, HE REALLY

SORT OF ACTS AS THE GLUE,

THE ADHESIVE THAT KEEPS YOU

TOGETHER.

IF HE IS THE PROMISED

KEEPER, HE IS NOT GOING TO

LEAVE US LIKE THIS.

I JUST FELT SUCH FAITH.

IT WAS NOT MYSELF AND IT

WASN'T ROSE.

AND SHE FELT THE SAME

THING.

WHAT WAS INTERESTING IS

THIS WAS A SIGN OF HOPE.

THE FACT I HAD NEVER BEEN

PREGNANT IN -- AT THIS POINT

IT WAS NINE YEARS.

THERE WAS SOMETHING THAT WE

BORN IN ME.

AND WE WENT BACK TO OUR

FERTILITY DOCTOR -- WE

WEREN'T PLANNING ON IT, BUT

I KIND OF IN THE DOCTOR'S

OFFICE SAID, HEY, WHAT IF WE

TRY THE I.U.I. AGAIN?

AND SO WHEN DECEMBER 31ST

ROLLED AROUND AND THE PHONE

RANG, WE WERE KIND OF

SURPRISED.

THE VOICE ON THE OTHER END

OF THE LINE SAID YOUR TEST

RESULTS CAME IN AND YOU'RE

PREGNANT.

THERE WAS A MOMENT WHERE I

WAS JUST ALMOST AFRAID TO

BREATHE.

IT WAS SO SURREAL.

AND THERE WAS JUST SUCH A

THIS IS GOD.

THIS IS HOPE.

IT WAS PRETTY INCREDIBLE.

IT WAS TWO WEEKS LATER WE

WENT IN FOR OUR FIRST

ULTRASOUND.

AND BEFORE SHE SAID

ANYTHING, I SEE TWO LITTLE

CIRCLES.

I'M THINKING, NO.

THE DOCTOR WAS LOOKING AT

THE SCREEN AND SAID THERE

WERE TWO BABIES.

IT WAS THIS OVERWHELMING

FEELING OF YOU TRUSTED US

NOT WITH ONE, BUT WITH TWO.

IT WAS JUST OUT OF THE

REALM OF POSSIBILITY, WHEN

YOU WANT SO MUCH FOR SO LONG

TO HAVE ONE -- REALLY, HOPE

DEFERRED MAKES THE HEART

SICK, BUT WHEN THE DESIRE

COMES, IT IS LIKE EATING AN

APPLE OFF A TREE.

THEY TALKED ABOUT HIGH

RISK, BUT WE NEVER ENDED UP

IN THAT SITUATION.

I NEVER ENDED UP ON BED

REST.

I WORKED ALL THE WAY UP

UNTIL THE DAY BEFORE I GAVE

BIRTH AND FELT GREAT.

AND WE WENT I IN FOR OUR

INDUCTION, BUT I JUST

REMEMBER SEEING OUR FIRST

SON COME OUT AND EYES WHITE

OPEN.

AND HEARING FROM BEHIND,

HERE COMES THE NEXT ONE.

AND TURNING AROUND AND

RUNNING BACK TO THE WINDOW

AND SEEING REAGAN COME OUT,

ALL ARMS AND LEGS STRETCHED

OUT.

IT FEELS LIKE I'VE BEEN

REBORN IN A SENSE.

YOU FEEL LIKE YOU NOW HAVE A

WHOLE OTHER SENSE OF THE

GOODNESS OF GOD.

YOU'RE ABLE TO HOLD YOUR

BABIES IN YOUR ARMS, AND YOU

REALIZE EVERYTHING WAS WORTH

IT.

BUT IT DOESN'T CHANGE THE

JOURNEY THAT YOU'VE COME

THROUGH.

AND I THINK THAT'S GOD'S WAY

OF HELPING US ALWAYS TO

REMEMBER TO BE CARING AND

EMPATHETIC TO OTHERS.

ELDIN AND REAGAN AREN'T

THE MESSAGE.

THE MESSAGE IS JESUS.

AND THAT PROBABLY WILL

OVERWHELM ME EVERY DAY OF MY

LIFE, AS LONG AS I LIVE.

I THINK I WILL FOREVER BE

GRATEFUL FOR THAT.

WHEN YOU CAN POINT BACK

TO JESUS AND MAKE HIM THE

FOCUS, AND IF YOU CAN FIND A

WAY TO ANCHOR YOURSELF TO

JESUS, YOU CAN WEATHER

ANYTHING.

Terry: HOPE.

HOPE.

WHAT A BEAUTIFUL THING.

Pat: OH, WOW!

MANY, MANY YEARS.

Terry: YOU WERE JUST

TALKING TO US CORPORATELY TO

HOPE THE OTHER DAY, ABOUT

ABRAHAM AND HOW LONG HE

BELIEVED, AND SARAH.

AND GOD WAS FAITHFUL.

GOD WAS FAITHFUL.

Pat: HE BELIEVED IN

HOPE AND BECAME THE FATHER

OF MANY NATIONS.

Terry: WE'VE GOT SOME

GREAT ANSWERS TO PRAYER

HERE.

IN 2006, ROBIN, WHO WAS

RIGHT HERE IN VIRGINIA

BEACH, WAS DIAGNOSED WITH

ARTHRITIS.

SHE EXPERIENCED SHARP PAIN

IN HER NECK AND KNEES, AND

AS SHE SAID, ALL OVER.

THEN LAST APRIL, SHE WAS

WATCHING THIS PROGRAM, AND,

PAT, SHE HEARD YOU SAY GOD

IS HEALING ARTHRITIS RIGHT

NOW.

ARTHRITIC PAIN IN YOUR JOINT

AND YOUR LIMBS AND IN YOUR

SPINE.

THE LORD HAS HEALED YOU IN

JESUS' NAME.

ROBIN SHOUTED, "I RECEIVE

THIS HEALING FOR MYSELF."

SHE BEGAN RUNNING AROUND THE

HOUSE, AND SINCE THEN SHE

HAS NOT HAD ANY ARTHRITIC

PAIN AT ALL.

Pat: GOD IS GOOD.

HERE IS 24-YEAR-OLD RYAN OF

SARATOGA, WYOMING, BEGAN

HAVING A PROBLEM HEARING OUT

OF HIS RIGHT EAR.

DOCTORS COULD FIND NOTHING

WRONG, BUT HE STILL HAD THE

TROUBLE.

LAST APRIL HE WAS WATCHING

"THE 700 CLUB," AND TERRY

HAD THIS WORD: SOMEONE HAS

AN ISSUE WITH YOUR HEARING,

THE RIGHT SIDE, AND GOD IS

HEALING YOU.

RYAN'S RIGHT EAR POPPED UP,

AND GACI GUESS WHAT?

HE HASN'T HAD ANY TROUBLE

WITH THAT EAR SINCE.

Terry: GOD IS ABLE.

Pat: LADIES AND

GENTLEMEN, GOD IS NO

RESPECTER OF PERSONS.

E HAVYOU HAVE HEARD THESE

STORIES OF PEOPLE WHO WERE

TOUCHED AND HEALED, AND

THEY'RE JUST PEOPLE, LIKE

YOU.

BUT THE SAME GOD WHO HEALED

THEM CAN AND WILL HEAL YOU.

SO LET'S BELIEVE GOD.

THERE IS NOTHING IMPOSSIBLE

WITH THE LORD.

TERRY AND I ARE GOING TO

JOIN HANDS TOGETHER AND

BELIEVE GOD.

FATHER, WE PRAY TOGETHER.

TERRY AND I JOIN HANDS AND

WE BELIEVE GOD FOR ANSWERS

TO PRAYER.

MAY THE ANOINTING POWER --

SOMEBODY HAS A BOWEL

OBSTRUCTION, AND THE LORD IS

JUST HEALING THAT, OPENING

UP THOSE BOWELS.

YOU'LL HAVE NO PROBLEM, AND

EVERYTHING WILL FUNCTION

EXACTLY NORMALLY IN JESUS'

NAME.

TERRY?

Terry: SOMEONE ELSE,

YOU HAVE AN INFECTION IN A

WISDOM TOOTH THAT HAS

ACTUALLY GONE UP INTO THE

BONE AND THE JAW.

GOD IS COMPLETELY HEALING

THAT FOR YOU.

Pat: LYME DISEASE --

SOMEBODY HAS BEEN BITTEN BY

A TICK.

YOU HAVE LYME DISEASE.

I DON'T KNOW IF THEY

DIAGNOSED IT OR NOT, BUT YOU

HAVE THAT CONDITION.

AND THERE HAS BEEN SOME

SWELLING, AND YOU'VE HAD

SOME FEVER, AND YOU'VE HAD

SOME ACHES AND PAINS.

RIGHT NOW ALL THAT IS GOING

TO LEAVE.

GOD HAS JUST TOUCHED YOU AND

HEALED YOU IN JESUS' NAME.

Terry: AND SOMEONE

ELSE, YOU HAVE A PROBLEM

WITH THE DIGESTIVE JUICES IN

YOUR STOMACH.

YOU'RE NOT PROCESSING FOOD

WELL.

GOD IS TOTALLY BALANCING

THAT FOR YOU.

YOU'RE NOT GOING TO HAVE ANY

OF THAT PROBLEM, THE NEED TO

CONSTANTLY EAT, AND THE

BURPING YOU HAVE ALL OF THE

TIME, AND THE FEELING OF

DISTENTION IN YOUR

STOMACH -- IT IS GONE IN

JESUS' NAME.

Pat: YOU ACQUIRED A

VIRUS AND YOU HAVE CHILLS

AND FEVER, AND YOU'RE CRYING

OUT TO GOD.

THANK YOU, LORD.

I BELIEVE IT IS MALARIA, AND

THE LORD IS HEALING THAT

MALARIA RIGHT NOW IN THE

NAME OF JESUS.

HE IS BURNING EVERY SINGLE

ONE OF THOSE BUGS OUT OF

YOUR BODY IN JESUS' NAME.

LORD, FOR OTHERS IN THIS

AUDIENCE WHO ARE PRAYING FOR

MONEY, PRAYING FOR THEIR

MARRIAGES, PRAYING FOR

WISDOM, PRAYING FOR THE

ANOINTING OF THE LORD, MAY

THE GRACE OF GOD TOUCH

EVERYONE IN JESUS' NAME.

AMEN.

Terry: AMEN.

Pat: AMEN.

GOD BLESS YOU.

Terry: STILL AHEAD,

WE'RE GOING TO BRING IT ON.

SANDRA SAYS, "PAT, IS

WATCHING TV SHOWS ABOUT

GHOST CHASING BAD FOR US?

I THINK THEY'RE VERY

INTERESTING, BUT IS IT WRONG

TO WATCH THEM?"

STAY TUNED, PAT IS GOING TO

ANSWER SANDRA'S QUESTION AND

MUCH MORE.

THAT'S COMING UP.

WELCOME BACK TO

WASHINGTON FOR THIS CBN

NEWSBREAK.

AUTHORITIES SHUT DOWN FOUR

MARYLAND ABORTION CLINICS

AND SUSPENDED THE LICENSES

OF THREE DOCTORS LAST

MONTH.

REGULATORS CITED THE DEATH

AT ONE CLINIC, AND LAX

PROCEDURES AT ALL FOUR

FACILITIES.

A WOMAN DIED AFTER

EXPERIENCING CARDIO

PULMONARY ARREST.

AN INVESTIGATION FOUND

NEITHER THE DOCTOR NOR THE

ASSISTANT HAD BEEN TRAINED

TO USE THE DEFIBRILLATOR.

SHE LATER DIED AT THE

HOSPITAL.

IT WAS LATER DISCOVERED THAT

THE DEFIBRILLATOR DIDN'T

EVEN WORK.

THE UNITED NATIONS SAYS

NEARLY 93,000 PEOPLE HAVE

NOW BEEN KILLED BY CIVIL WAR

IN SYRIA.

AND THAT'S JUST THE

CONFIRMED DEATH TOLL.

THE U.N. SAYS THE REAL

NUMBER IS LIKELY MUCH

HIGHER.

THAT OFFICIAL TOLL SPANS

FROM MARCH OF 2011 THROUGH

APRIL OF THIS YEAR.

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LATEST FROM CBN NEWS BY

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PAT AND TERRY WILL BE BACK

WITH MORE OF "THE 700 CLUB"

RIGHT AFTER THIS.

Terry: WELL,

"SUPERBOOK" IS SO EXCITING.

THIS IS THE BRAND NEW ONE.

AND YOU CAN WATCH THIS

AWARD-WINNING SERIES ON

TELEVISION DURING PRIME TIME

FOR THREE SATURDAY NIGHTS IN

JUNE.

IT ALL STARTS THIS SATURDAY,

JUNE 15th.

"SUPERBOOK" IS GOING TO AIR

IN MAJOR MARKETS ACROSS

UNITED STATES.

SO CHECK YOUR LOCAL

LISTINGS, OR TO MAKE IT

SIMPLER, LOG ON TO

cbn.com, IF YOU WOULD LIKE

TO KNOW THE TIMES AND

STATIONS.

WE HOPE YOU AND YOUR FAMILY

WILL THOROUGHLY ENJOY

WATCHING IT.

IT IS BEAUTIFULLY DONE.

ALL FROM THE WORD.

IT'S BEEN DONE OVER IN

CHINA, I BELIEVE, IS WHERE

THEY DID MOST OF THE WORK.

Pat: WE STARTED IN

JAPAN, DONE INITIALLY THE

FIRST SERIES IN JAPAN.

WE HAD ABOUT 104 EPISODES,

GORDO AND GORDON AND HIS

TEAM HAVE GONE BACK TO REDO

THEM IN MORE SOPHISTICATED

ANIMATION.

THEY'RE AIRING -- THE CBS

OWNED AND OPERATED STATIONS

ARE AIRING IT IN THE BIG

MARKETS.

IT WILL BE A TREMENDOUS

OPPORTUNITY.

Terry: IT REALLY WILL.

WE HOPE YOU TAKE ADVANTAGE

OF IT.

PAT, THIS FIRST QUESTION IS

FROM SANDRA WHO SAYS, "PAT,

IS WATCHING TV CHOSE ABOUT

GHOST HUNTING BAD FOR US?

I THINK THEY'RE VERY

INTERESTING, BUT IS IT WRONG

TO WATCH THEM?"

Pat: YOU KNOW, THE EYES

ARE THE WINDOW OF THE SOUL.

I'LL TELL YOU WHAT, WATCHING

THOSE THINGS ARE NOT REAL.

THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A

GHOST.

THERE ARE SPIRITS, THERE ARE

EVIL SPIRITS AND ANGELIC

SPIRITS, BUT THERE ARE NO

GHOSTS.

SO WE'RE IMMEDIATELY

ENTERING INTO A WORLD OF

FALSEHOOD, AND IT CAPTURES

US.

AND WE THINK THEY'RE REAL

BECAUSE THEY'RE PRESENTED AS

BEING REAL.

IS IT NOT GOOD FOR US, I

THINK THE ANSWER IS NO.

Terry: SAM SAYS, "I'VE

HEARD CHRISTIANS TALK ABOUT

QUOTE SPIRITUAL STRONGHOLDS,

AND WHAT DOES THAT MEAN AND

HOW DO YOU KNOW IF YOU HAVE

ONE?"

Pat: IF YOU HAVE A

TENDENCY TOWARDS ALCOHOLISM,

THAT IS A STRONG-HOLD FOR

THE DEVIL TO WORK ON.

IF YOU HAVE A TENDENCY

TOWARDS LUST, THAT BECOMES A

STRONG-HOLD.

SATAN WILL FIND SOMETHING TO

LAY HOLD OF YOU.

I HEARD OF ONE GIRL WHO

ACQUIRED A DEMONIC SPIRIT,

AND WHEN THEY WERE CASTING

IT OUT, THIS DEMON SAID I

HAD PERMISSION.

AND THE PERMISSION IS SHE

HAD WATCHED THE PORNOGRAPHIC

MOVIE --

Terry: IT OPENED THE

DOOR.

Pat: IT OPENED THE DOOR

AND BECAME A STRONG-HOLD.

THE DEVIL SAID I HAD

PERMISSION.

THE ANSWER IS, YOU HAVE TO

CANCELS THAT PERMISSION.

Terry: WHICH YOU WERE

THE AUTHORITY TO DO.

THIS IS A PARTNER WHO SAYS,

"WHY IS BLASPHEMY OF THE

HOLY SPIRIT THE UNFORGIVABLE

SIN, AND WHAT EXACTLY DOES

THAT MEAN?"

Pat: THAT IS ONE OF THE

HARDEST THINGS.

IF YOU HAVE A KNOWLEDGE OF

GREEK -- IT IS ONE TIME

NOW.

JESUS WAS USING THAT ARAB

TENSE WHEN HE DESCRIBED

THAT, SO IT MAKES IT REALLY

HARD TO INTERPRET.

THEY WERE SAYING THAT THE

SPIRIT IN JESUS WAS THE

DEVIL.

THAT WAS WHAT THE CONTEXT

WAS.

AND THAT -- WHEN SOMEBODY

DISTORTS THE WORK OF THE

HOLY SPIRIT, IT IS ONLY THE

HOLY SPIRIT THAT WILL LEAD

US TO JESUS, AND ONLY THE

HOLY SPIRIT THAT WILL OPEN

OUR HEARTS AND MINDS TO

SALVATION.

AND IF WE DENY THAT, THEN,

OF COURSE, THERE IS NO

FORGIVENESS BECAUSE WE HAVE

DENIED THE SOURCE OF OUR

FORGIVENESS.

SO -- IT'S A TOUGHY.

IT REALLY IS.

YOU'D BE BETTER OFF NOT TO

LEARN ANYTHING ABOUT GREEK.

BECAUSE I LEARNED ABOUT

GREEK, AND IN THIS CASE, I

WISH I DIDN'T KNOW.

I COULD GIVE YOU A MUCH

EASIER INTERPRETATION IF I

DIDN'T KNOW.

Terry: THIS IS JESSICA

WHO SAYS, "I HAVE VISIONS OR

DREAMS OF THE FUTURE.

I CAN PICTURE WHAT SOMETIMES

WILL HAPPEN IN THE FUTURE,

AND IT COMES TRUE.

IT IS REALLY SCARY FOR ME.

IS MY VISION OF SEEING THE

FUTURE A GOOD THING?"

Pat: YEAH, I THINK IT

IS A GOOD THING.

THERE IS NO REASON WHY NOT.

WE ARE NOT TOLD TO STIMULATE

OUR PSYCHIC ABILITY, AND

THIS IS A PSYCHIC ABILITY.

BUT AT THE SAME TIME, GOD

HAS GIVEN YOU AN ABILITY.

IT IS THE NATURAL -- WE HAVE

ABILITIES THAT ARE LATENT,

DORMANT.

IN YOUR CASE, THEY'RE NOT

DORMANT ANYMORE.

THEY'RE ACTIVE.

SO I WOULD TAKE WHAT COMES,

GIVE GOD THE PRAISE FOR IT,

SANCTIFY IT, BUT JUST BEWARE

THAT THROUGH THAT AVENUE YOU

MAY WIND UP WITH SOME DREAM

OR REVELATION THAT CAME FROM

THE DEVIL AND NOT FROM GOD.

THAT'S ALL.

Terry: THIS IS CAGE WHO

SAYS, "PSALM 1: 29: 14

SAYS WE'RE FEARFULLY AND

WONDERFULLY MADE.

WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?"

Pat: THE HUMAN ANATOMY,

THE BRAIN, THE EYES, THE

ORGANS THAT PROCESS -- IT IS

WONDERFUL.

IT IS A WONDER.

I'M AMAZED AT WHAT I SEE.

AND IN A SENSE, IT SHOULD

BRING FEAR TO US THAT

SOMEBODY HAS MADE THIS, AND

IT IS SO AWESOMELY POWERFUL,

THAT WE STAND IN AWE OF THE

GOD WHO MADE US.

AND I THINK THAT'S WHAT THAT

MEANS.

Terry: I DO, TOO.

I THINK WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT

HOW GOD CREATED US, IT IS

OVERWHELMING.

AND THAT WE HEAL, THE BODY

HEALS ITSELF.

Pat: IF YOU JUST LOOK

AT THE LIFECYCLE, TERRY, OF

MATURATION, WHEN YOU'RE A

LITTLE KID AND YOU GROW UP,

AND THESE VARIOUS HORMONES

TURN LOOSE, AND THEN AS

PUBERTY, ANOTHER CASCADE OF

HORMONES, AND THEN YOU HAVE

SOME THAT SHUT DOWN WHEN

YOU'RE NEAR DEATH.

IT IS AMAZING.

FEARFUL AND WONDERFUL.

Terry: SARAH SAYS, "IS

IT POSSIBLE WE'RE LIVING

PAST THE MILLENNIUM

MENTIONED IN THE BIBLE

CALLED THE END TIMES.

COULD WE BE LIVING DURING

THE LAST TIMES?

IF NOT, HOW DO WE KNOW WE'RE

LIVING PRE-MILLENNIUM, OR IS

IT EVEN POSSIBLE TO KNOW?"

Pat: I THINK YOU SHOULD

LIVE IN THE NOW AND THE

PRESENT.

JESUS CHRIST IS THE SAME

YESTERDAY, TODAY, AND

TOMORROW.

THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO SAY

THERE WAS NO MILLENNIUM.

I DON'T BELIEVE IT.

THEY SAY IT IS

POST-MILLENNIUM.

WE'VE ALREADY HAD THE

MILLENNIUM AND NOW WE'RE IN

THE POST-MILLENNIUM.

AND THERE ARE THOSE WHO SAY

I'M PRE-MILLENNIUM, SO I'M

LIVING BEFORE THE

MILLENNIUM.

THE IDEA OF MILLENNIUM IS A

THOUSAND YEARS.

IT IS LATIN FOR 1,000

YEARS.

THAT WAS A TIME OF PEACE AND

JOY SPOKEN OF IN THE BIBLE.

BUT HOW DO WE KNOW WE'RE IN

IT?

HOW DO WE KNOW IT DIDN'T

USED TO BE?

THE PEOPLE WHO ARE

POST-MILLENNIUM SAY WE'VE

ALREADY HAD THE MILLENNIUM.

HOW DO YOU KNOW?

IT IS KIND OF LIKE WHO

CARES.

IT IS SORT OF LIKE LIVE FOR

JESUS.

IF JESUS IS DOING A WORK ON

EARTH TODAY -- AND HE IS --

THEN THIS IS THE TIME OF

VISITATION OF THE HOLY

SPIRIT.

THE BIBLE SAYS IN THE LATTER

DAYS, I WILL POUR OUT MY

SPIRIT ON ALL FLESH.

THE YOUNG MEN WILL SEE

VISIONS, AND OLD MEN WILL

DREAM DREAMS.

AND I'LL POUR OUT OF MY

SPIRIT.

THAT'S WHAT HAPPENS IN THE

LATTER DAYS.

PETER SAID THAT AT

PENTECOST, BUT WE'RE 2,000

YEARS PAST PENTECOST, SO --

Terry: THERE GO TO THE

MILLENNIUM.

Pat: THERE WERE TWO

MILLENNIUMS.

SO ENJOY WHAT GOD IS DOING.

Terry: IMAGINE BEING 10

YEARS OLD AND HAVING NO ONE

TO LOOK OL OUT FOR YOU.

THAT'S WHAT HAPPENED TO A

BOY FROM VIETNAM NAMED HIE.

BY HIE'S STORY HAS A HAPPY

ENDING, THANKS TO PEOPLE

LIKE YOU, WHO CARED.

AFTER HIS FATHER DIED AND

HIS MOTHER ABANDONED HIM,

10-YEAR-OLD HIE WENT TO LIVE

AT A NEIGHBOR'S HOUSE.

IN ORDER TO EARN HIS KEEP,

HE TOOK CARE OF THE

NEIGHBOR'S COW.

IT WAS FUN TO RIDE ON THE

BACK OF THE COW.

BUT THEN ONE OF THEM GOT

LOST IN THE JUNGLE.

SO I SPENT ALL DAY LOOKING

FOR IT.

I WAS SO WORRIED THAT I

WOULD HAVE TO PAY FOR IT.

Terry: HIE FOUND THE

MISSING COW, BUT THINGS

WEREN'T GOING WELL WHERE HE

LIVED.

HE FACED CONSTANT HUNGER AND

HAD TO DROP OUT OF SCHOOL TO

WATCH THE COWS.

THERE WAS NOT ENOUGH FOOD

AT THE HOUSE.

WHEN I WAS STARVING, I WOULD

CLIMB UP A TREE TO GET SOME

FRUIT TO EAT.

Terry: THEN A

CHILDREN'S HOME SUPPORTED BY

CBN'S "ORPHANS' PROMISE"

HEARD ABOUT THE BOY AND TOOK

HIM IN.

HE NO LONGER MISSES MEALS,

AND HE WAS ABLE TO RETURN TO

SCHOOL.

THE FIRST DAY BACK TO

SCHOOL, I FELT GOOD IN MY

NEW CLOTHES, NEW SHOES, AND

NEW SCHOOL BAG.

I AM SO HAPPY LIVING HERE AT

THE CHILDREN'S HOME WITH MY

NEW FRIENDS.

Terry: HIE FEELS LIKE

HE IS PART OF A FAMILY

AGAIN.

I LOVE LISTENING TO THE

STORIES THAT OUR HOUSE

PARENT TELLS US.

HE IS LIKE A FATHER TO ME

AND TAKES CARE OF ME.

THANK YOU, CBN, FOR HELPING

ME.

Terry: YOU CAN SEE IT

ON HIS FACE, CAN'T YOU?

THE AMAZEMENT AT HAVING A

PLACE TO BELONG.

PEOPLE WHO LOVE YOU AND CARE

ABOUT YOU, FOOD ON THE TABLE

EVERY DAY.

AN OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN AND

HOPE FOR YOUR FUTURE.

YOU PROVIDE ALL OF THAT AND

MORE WHEN YOU JOIN "THE 700

CLUB."

THAT'S JUST ONE OF THE

PLACES THAT "ORPHANS'

PROMISE" IS WORKING.

WE'RE A MINISTRY OF CBN, AND

WE'RE REACHING OUT TO THE

CHILDREN OF THE WORLD, WHO

ARE LOST AND ALONE, AND

HELPING THEM TO FIND MEANING

AND PURPOSE.

JOIN WITH US.

65 CENTS A DAY, $20 A MONTH,

MAKES YOU A "700 CLUB"

MEMBER.

WE WOULD LOVE TO HAVE YOU BE

PART OF WHAT WE'RE DOING

AROUND THE WORLD.

CALL THAT TOLL-FREE NUMBER,

1-800-759-0700.

JUST SAY YOU WANT TO JOIN.

OUR WAY OF SAYING THANK YOU

FOR CARING ABOUT OTHERS IS

TO SEND YOU THIS TEACHING

THAT GORDON HAS DONE.

"OUR FATHER, KEYS TO THE

LORD'S PRAYER."

THIS WILL BLESS YOU AS YOU

FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE

PRAYER JESUS TOLD US TO

PRAY.

CALL NOW AND WE'LL GET THIS

OUT TO YOU RIGHT AWAY.

PAT?

Pat: UP NEXT, MEET A

WOMAN WHO WAS FIVE YEARS OLD

WHEN SHE LEARNED SHE'D BEEN

ADOPTED.

I WONDERED HOW COULD

SOMEBODY -- IF THEY LOVE

YOU, HOW COULD THEY GET RID

OF YOU LIKE A PIECE OF

GARBAGE.

I STARTED THINKING I WAS

BAD.

BAD LITTLE GIRLS GET THROWN

AWAY.

Pat: WATCH HOW SHE

FOUND LOVE AND ACCEPTANCE

WHERE SHE LEAST EXPECTED IT

IT.

*

Terry: IN HIGH SCHOOL,

CYNTHIA SHAVER LIVED EVERY

DAY TO PARTY.

BUT HER WILD LIFESTYLE WAS

JUST A COVER FOR THE

REJECTION SHE FELT DEEP

INSIDE, A REJECTION THAT

ALSO DROVE CYNTHIA TO CUT

HERSELF.

AS SHE EXPLAINED TO REPORTER

ZSA ZSA PALATTI.

I REALLY WANTED TO BE

DEAD.

I REALLY THOUGHT IT WAS A

MISTAKE.

I LOCKED MYSELF IN THE

BATHROOM AND USED A RAZOR

BLADE, AND AS HARD AS I

COULD, I SLASHED IT.

I CLOSED MY EYES AND WAITED

TO DIE.

Terry: CYNTHIA SHAVER

NEVER HAD THE CHILDHOOD SHE

IMAGINED.

PLUS SHE HAD A LEARNING

DISABILITY, WHICH MADE IT

HARD FOR HER TO SUCCEED AT

SCHOOL.

NOBODY UNDERSTOOD ME.

WHEN MY MOM TOLD ME I WAS

ADOPTED WHEN I WAS FIVE, I

WONDERED HOW COULD SOMEBODY,

IF THEY LOVE YOU, HOW COULD

THEY GET RID OF YOU LIKE A

PIECE OF GARBAGE.

SO I JUST STARTED THINKING I

WAS BAD.

LIKE, YOU KNOW, BAD LITTLE

GIRLS GET THROWN AWAY.

Reporter: MORE THAN

ANYTHING, CYNTHIA WANTED TO

BELONG.

IF SOMEBODY WANTED ME, I

WAS JUST HAPPY, FEELING LIKE

BEING WANTED.

SO IF IT MEANT OFFERING

MYSELF UP, AND, YOU KNOW,

HAVING A SEXUAL EXPERIENCE,

THEN FINE, SO BE IT.

Reporter: EVEN IF THE

SEXUAL EXPERIENCE WAS WITH

ANOTHER GIRL.

AROUND FIRST, SECOND

GRADE I HAD MET THIS GIRL

WHO CAME TO VISIT OVER THE

SUMMERS.

WE ENDED UP GETTING INTO HER

DAD'S PORNOGRAPHY STASH, OLD

MAGAZINES.

WE STARTED ACTING OUT STUFF

THAT WE SAW IN THE MAGAZINES

TOGETHER.

I KNEW THAT IT WASN'T RIGHT,

YET I FELT LIKE SHE WAS THE

ONLY PERSON THAT WANTED TO

SPEND ANY TIME WITH ME.

AND THAT SEEMED TO HAVE

CHANGED ME.

I STARTED GETTING EXTREMELY

DEPRESSED.

SO I STARTED DRINKING

ALCOHOL.

THE SUMMER BEFORE I WENT

INTO HIGH SCHOOL, I WAS

SEXUALLY ASSAULTED BY A GUY

WHO WAS ABOUT 25, 26.

IT'S JUST NOT WHAT I HAD

INTENDED OR PLANNED.

AND FROM THAT POINT ON I

JUST TURNED OFF.

I JUST DIDN'T CARE.

BUT THEN A RAGE REALLY BEGAN

TO BUILD IN ME.

Reporter: CYNTHIA BEGAN

CUTTING.

I HATED MYSELF WITH A

PASSION.

I DIDN'T NEED PEOPLE TO PUT

ME DOWN BECAUSE I DID IT

FINE, FROM THE TIME I WOKE

UP UNTIL THE TIME I WENT TO

BED.

THE INNER DIALOGUE THAT WENT

ON IN MY HEAD WAS I WAS

STUPID, I WAS UGLY, I WAS

NOT WANTED.

THE ONLY THING I WAS GOOD

FOR WAS SEX.

Reporter: CYNTHIA

STARTED USING DRUGS,

DITCHING SCHOOL, AND

HABITUALLY LYING.

IT LANDED HER IN JUVENILE

HALL MULTIPLE TIMES.

I LIVED EVERY DAY TO

PARTY.

Reporter: SHE MET AN

OLDER BOY AT WORK WHO WAS

JUST AS ANGRY AND WILD AS

SHE WAS.

THE TWO RAN AWAY, AND WITH

HER PARENTS' APPROVAL, THE

TWO MARRIED AS SOON AS

CYNTHIA WAS 17.

WE WOULD PUSH EACH OTHER,

AND THROW EACH OTHER INTO

THE WALLS AND SCREAM AT EACH

OTHER, BREAK GLASSES.

Reporter: CYNTHIA

STOPPED CUTTING AND SHORTLY

AFTER GOT PREGNANT.

THEN FOR THE SAKE OF HER

CHILD, SHE PULLED BACK FROM

THE PARTY LIFESTYLE, BUT SHE

COULDN'T SHAKE HER ANGER,

WHICH NOW SHE DIRECTED

TOWARDS GOD.

I COULD NOT UNDERSTAND

WHY ON EARTH HE WOULD JUST

LET THESE THINGS HAPPEN TO

ME.

WHY ALL THE PAIN AND ALL OF

THE SORROW.

Reporter: BUT AFTER SHE

HAD TRIED EVERYTHING SHE

COULD TO NUMB HER PAIN, SHE

WENT TO CHURCH WITH A

FRIEND.

THE PASTOR HAD DONE THIS

SERMON ON HOPE IN CHRIST,

AND IT JUST SPOKE TO ME.

I JUST REMEMBER SITTING

THERE, GOING I'VE GOT TO DO

THINGS DIFFERENT.

I REALLY KNEW THERE HAD TO

BE MORE.

EVEN THOUGH I WAS ANGRY WITH

GOD, HE WAS THE ONLY

ANSWER.

SO I MADE THAT CHOICE TO

TRUST JESUS.

I HAD MADE THAT CHOSE TO

REALLY TRUST HIM.

IT WAS REALLY A DEFINING

MOMENT FOR ME, TO REALIZE

THAT THERE IS A GOD, AND A

JESUS WHO WILL COME TO ME,

DOWN TO MY LEVEL, AND LOVE

ME.

AND THAT KIND OF

UNCONDITIONAL LOVE -- THAT'S

WHAT I HAVE BEEN CRAVING.

THE KIND OF UNCONDITIONAL

LOVE THAT YOU FIND IN

CHRIST.

Reporter: TODAY CYNTHIA

AND HER HUSBAND HAVE A

TRANSFORMED MARRIAGE.

THEY PRAY TOGETHER AND GO TO

CHURCH ON A REGULAR BASIS.

CYNTHIA IS ON GOOD TERMS

WITH HER ADOPTIVE PARENTS,

AND EVEN WENT BACK TO SCHOOL

WHERE SHE EARNED A DEGREE IN

CHRISTIAN COUNSELLING.

STUDYING GOD'S WORD HAS

HELPED HER PROCESS AND

HEAL.

I HAD TO REALLY ASK FOR

FORGIVENESS, AND THEN

FORGIVE MYSELF.

I HAVE INTRINSIC VALUE NO

MATTER WHAT JUST BECAUSE GOD

MADE ME.

I CAN HONESTLY SAY THIS IS

THE DAY THE LORD HAS MADE,

AND I WILL REJOICE AND BE

GLAD IN IT, AND MEAN IT.

IT DOESN'T MATTER IF I WAS

ADOPTED.

GOD CHOSE ME TO BE BORN

BECAUSE HE LOVES ME, BECAUSE

HE WANTS ME.

Terry: CYNTHIA,

FEARFULLY AND WONDERFULLY

MADE BY A HEAVENLY FATHER,

WHO LOVED HER FROM THE VERY

MOMENT HE THOUGHT OF HER.

THE BIBLE SAYS, "I SAW YOU

BEFORE YOU WERE FORMED IN

YOUR MOTHE MOTHER'S WOMB."

AND YET WHEN WE ARE ANGRY,

WHEN WE DON'T UNDERSTAND

SOMETHING, WHEN WE LASH OUT

BECAUSE WE'RE HURT OR

WOUNDED, OFTEN WE BLAME

GOD.

AND CYNTHIA FINALLY CAME TO

THE UNDERSTANDING THAT EVEN

THOUGH SHE WAS ANGRY WITH

GOD, HE WAS THE ONLY

ANSWER.

HE IS YOUR ONLY ANSWER,

TOO.

DON'T BLAME GOD.

RUN TO HIM.

RUN TO HIM.

HE LOVES YOU COMPLETELY,

WHOLLY.

IT DOESN'T MATTER WHERE

YOU'VE BEEN OR WHAT YOU'VE

DONE.

HE DOES HAVE A PLAN AND A

PURPOSE FOR YOUR LIFE.

STEP INTO IT.

STEP INTO IT.

IT IS AS SIMPLE AS SAYING,

GOD, I NEED YOU.

AND THEN FORGIVE.

FORGIVE THOSE WHO HAVE HURT

YOU.

WHETHER YOU'VE BEEN

REJECTED, AS CYNTHIA FELT

SHE WAS.

OR SOMEONE HAS PHYSICALLY

HARMED YOU IN SOME WAY,

TREATED YOU UNFAIRLY, AND

THEN ASK FOR FORGIVENESS FOR

YOURSELF, FOR HARBORING

BITTERNESS AND ANGER AND

RESENTMENT.

GET FREE FROM ALL OF THAT.

THAT'S WHAT GOD WANTS FOR

YOU, TO GIVE YOU A LIFE

FILLED WITH VICTORY,

PROMISE, HOPE, POWER TO LIVE

DIFFERENTLY.

YOU GET A WHOLE NEW

BEGINNING AND A FRESH, CLEAN

SLATE, AND YOU JUST ASK HIM

FOR IT.

IT IS ALL ABOUT A

RELATIONSHIP.

YOUR FATHER LOVES YOU.

HE SAYS HE IS THE SAME

YESTERDAY, TODAY, FOREVER.

HE WILL NEVER LEAVE YOU OR

FORSAKE YOU.

BEING ADOPTED IS GOD'S

PROVISION.

THE BIBLE SAYS HE PUTS THE

LONELY IN FAMILIES.

NO MATTER WHAT FAMILY YOU'VE

BEEN RAISED IN, YOU HAVE A

HEAVENLY FATHER WHO IS

ALWAYS GOING TO BE FAITHFUL

AND TRUE TO YOU.

SO COME TO HIM.

ACKNOWLEDGE THAT JESUS DIED

FOR YOU BECAUSE HE LOVES

YOU.

BECAUSE HE SELECTS YOU.

CHOOSE THAT TODAY.

CHOOSE HIM.

SAY YES TO HIM, TO HIS

FORGIVENESS, TO ALL OF THE

HOPE HE WANTS TO BRING INTO

YOUR LIFE.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE SOMEONE TO

PRAY WITH YOU ABOUT A

SPECIFIC NEED YOU HAVE, CALL

THAT TOLL-FREE NUMBER THAT

YOU SEE ON YOUR SCREEN.

IT'S 1-800-759-0700.

THE PERSON WHO ANSWERS HAS

ALREADY PRAYED THE PRAYER

YOU'RE THINKING ABOUT RIGHT

NOW, AND THEY WOULD LOVE TO

TALK WITH YOU AND PRAY WITH

YOU TODAY.

WHEN YOU CALL, ASK THEM FOR

"THE NEW DAY" PACKET.

THIS TALKS TO YOU ABOUT HOW

DO YOU LIVE WITH JESUS, HOW

DO YOU WALK WITH HIM?

WE WANT YOU TO HAVE THIS AS

WELL.

CALL THE FREE NUMBER AND GET

THE FREE PACKET "A NEW

DAY."

AND GOD LOVES YOU.

THAT'S THE MESSAGE FOR YOU

TODAY.

PAT?

Pat: THANK YOU VERY

MUCH.

THE PHONES ARE AVAILABLE,

FOLKS.

YOU CALL.

IF YOU'VE PRAYED WITH TERRY

AND YOU NEED PRAYER AND

SOMETHING ELSE, YOU CALL.

TOMORROW, WE HAVE PRACTICAL

STEPS TO COME FREE FROM

PORNOGRAPHY AND TO STAY

CLEAN.

TODAY WE LEAVE YOU WITH

THESE WORDS FROM 1 JOHN:

"BEHOLD WHAT MATTER OF LOVE

THE FATHER HAS BESTOWED ON

US, THAT WE SHOULD BE CALLED

CHILDREN OF GOD."

FOLKS, THAT'S ALL THE TIME.

FOR WENDY, FOR TERRY, AND

ALL OF US, THIS IS PAT

ROBERTSON, AND WE'LL BE

LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING

YOU TOMORROW ON ANOTHER

EDITION OF "THE 700 CLUB."

BYE-BYE.

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