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700 Club Interactive: Who You Truly Are - August 2, 2013

Spoken word artist Janette McGhee shares her story and a few of her rhymes with 700 Club Interactive. Read Transcript


Gordon: HER WORDS ARE

HEARD ALL OVER THE WORLD.

BUT I WON'T NEED TO

IDENTIFY YOU BY ANY SPECIAL

MARKS BECAUSE HIS WORD WILL

BE PRINTED ALL OVER YOUR

HEART.

Gordon: MEET THE REAL

SERIOUS GENETIC ON TODAY'S

"700 CLUB INTERACTIVE."

ON "700 CLUB INTERACTIVE,"

WE USE TECHNOLOGY TO PRAY

FOR EACH OTHER AND EXPLORE

TOPICS THAT MATTER TO YOU.

WATCH WHAT GOD IS DOING IN

THE WORLD TODAY.

WELL, WELCOME TO THE SHOW.

IN 2011 AND UNKNOWN SPOKEN

WORD ARTIST, HER NAME,

MYSTERIOUS GENETICS, AND SHE

STOOD UP TO SHARE HER LATEST

POEM.

THAT VIDEO WAS UPLOADED TO

YouTube.

TWO MILLION HITS LATER, SHE

HAS BECOME A VOICE FOR

ABSTINENCE AND SELF-PURITY.

AND GOD SAID, IT WAS NOT

GOOD FOR MAN TO BE ALONE, SO

HE CREATED YOU.

BUT SOMEWHERE ALONG THE

LINE, SOMEONE CHANGED YOR

PERSPECTIVE.

LIKE EVE, YOU LISTENED TO

THE WRONG VOICE, AND TOOK A

HUGE, TASTY BITE OF

DECEPTION.

YOUR STOMACH IS UPSET

BECAUSE YOUR SPIRIT WON'T

DIGEST IT.

NO LONGER THE WOMAN WHO

WALKS IN CONFIDENCE OF

ULTIMATE DESIGN, SUBMIT YOUR

NAME CHANGE, WE'LL CALL YOU

COMPROMISE.

THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN

THE GOSPEL IS ACCORDING TO

WHOEVER IS AT THE TOP OF

YOUR PLAY LIST, AND THE

MEDIA HAS BECOME YOUR

BIBLE.

SUBSCRIPTIONS OF MAGAZINES,

BUT YOU ARE NOT HER, AND SHE

IS NOT YOU.

BECAUSE WE ARE CALLED TO SO

MUCH MORE THAN MAKEUP, HAIR,

CLOTHES AND SHOES, AND

DROPPING IT LIKE ITS HOT.

EVEN IF WE'RE ABLE TO.

WE ARE WOMEN OF A DIFFERENT

STATUS.

31, TO BE EXACT.

WE'RE CONTENT, WE'RE NOT

LOOKING LIKE ANYONE ELSE

BECAUSE WE KNOW OUR

DIFFERENCES ARE NOT A REASON

TO BE JEALOUS, BUT GOD'S

FINGERPRINT.

DON'T GO AROUND TALKING

ABOUT HOW THERE ARE NO GOOD

MEN.

WE KNOW IF WE PUT HALF AS

MUCH EFFORT ON THE INSIDE AS

WE DO ON THE OUT, WE STOP

DRAWING THE WRONG

ATTENTION.

WE HAVE BEEN FORGIVEN MUCH,

SO WE EAT, BREATHE, EVEN

SWEAT LOVE.

ALWAYS READY TO HEAR FROM

THE WOMEN WITH SILVER HAIR.

THEIR WISDOM SATURATES OUR

SOIL.

YOU'LL FIND THEM SERVING IN

OUR COMMUNITIES.

USING OUR GIFTS AND TALENTS.

WITH THE MOST HIGH ON OUR

MIND, CONSTANTLY BEING

REMINDED OF OR ARCHITECT'S

DESIGN.

ANY MAN WHO WANTS A HEART

WILL GO TO CHRIST, KNOWING

IT IS IN HIS POSSESSION.

YES, WE ARE BEAUTIFUL.

AND BAREFOOT IN THE KITCHEN

OF GRACE, PREGNANT WITH

PURPOSE, JESUS IS WHO WE

CRAVE.

WAITING TO COME TO FULL TERM

SO WE CAN VISIT WHAT HAS

BEEN DEPOSITED.

KNOW ONE DAY WE ALL WILL BE

AUDITED.

MERCY GIVES US SECOND

CHANCES.

WE NEEDED AN INTERVENTION.

CHRIST CAME TO DO

PREVENTION.

AND WE WERE GIVEN AN

EXTENSION.

HEAR ME, AN EXTENSION.

HEAR ME, BECAUSE THIS PRICE

WAS WORTH A LOT MORE THAN

YOUR FINEST REMY.

I KNOW WE CAN CHANGE THE

THINGS WE DON'T LIKE ALL FOR

A SIMPLE COST, BUT THOSE WHO

GOT AN IMPLANT HAVEN'T

GOTTEN NOTHING THAT WAS

PLANTED ON THAT CROSS.

LIFE WILL SUCK AWAY YOUR

SIN.

YOU CAN'T LAP BAND YOUR

ADDICTIONS, AND YOU CAN'T

BOTOX AWAY YOUR DEPRESSION.

WE ALL NEED YOU.

IT IS TIME TO CHANGE YOUR

STATUS.

31 TO BE EXACT.

DON'T BE AFRAID WHAT IS

ABSTRACT.

IT'S THE SPIRIT OF GOD WE

WANT TO ATTRACT.

THIS WORLD WE LOOK BACK.

Gordon: YOU'VE SEEN HER

VIDEO, AND NOW YOU'RE GOING

TO SEE THE WOMAN BEHIND THE

POET.

MEET THE REAL JANE JANET

McGEE RIGHT AFTER THIS.

Gordon: BEFORE THE

BREAK, WE SAW THE LATEST

VIDEO FOR MYSTERIOUS

GENETICS.

TODAY SHE IS A VIRAL

SENSATION, BUT WHEN SHE WAS

YOUNGER, SHE WAS PHYSICALLY

ABUSED AND NEARLY SUFFERED A

MENTAL BREAKDOWN.

Reporter: JEANETTE

McGEE EXPRESSIONS HER

HEART IN MUSIC, DANCE, AND

SPOKEN WORD POETRY.

I WOULDN'T NEED TO

IDENTIFY YOU BY ANY SPECIAL

MARKS, BECAUSE HIS WORD WILL

BE IMPRINTED ALL OVER YOUR

HEART.

Reporter: AND SHE FINDS

HEALING FROM THE WOUNDS OF

HER PAST.

YOU START HEARING THE

BACK AND FORTH BETWEEN YOUR

PARENTS, AUTOMATICALLY

YOU'RE LIKE WHERE IS THIS

GOING TO GO AND HOW FAR IS

IT GOING TO GO.

Reporter: AS A LITTLE

GIRL, JEANETTE McGEE NEVER

KNEW WHEN IT WAS GOING TO BE

ONE OF THESE NIGHTS.

ALCOHOL AND DRUGS TURNED THE

DAD SHE LOVED INTO A DAD SHE

FEARED.

WHAT DO I DO?

SHOULD I GO GET A KNIFE?

WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING AT?

Reporter: THERE WERE

GOOD MEMORIES OF HIM, TOO.

HAD WAS A MUSICIAN.

HE WAS TALENTED, WITH A

BEAUTIFUL VOICE.

I REMEMBER LOVING TO HEAR

HIM SING.

I ALWAYS THOUGHT HE WAS THIS

REALLY COOL GUY.

IT SEEMED LIKE HE HAD A

STRUGGLE WITHIN HIM.

EVEN IN ALL OF THAT, I KNEW

THAT HE LOVED ME.

THAT'S THE CRAZY THING ABOUT

ITMENT I NEVER THOUGHT IT

WOULD GET TO THE EXTENT LIKE

THIS GUY IS GOING TO KILL

ME.

Reporter: HER DAD

WASN'T THE ONLY FAMILY

MEMBER JEANETTE HAD TO WORRY

ABOUT.

HE WAS OUR BABY-SITTER.

IT STARTED OUT AS LITTLE

THINGS AND LITTLE GAMES.

I DIDN'T KNOW WHAT WAS GOING

ON, BUT IN MY SPIRIT I KNEW

IT WAS BAD.

Reporter: HE MOLESTED

HER FOR A YEAR AND A HALF,

AND THEN HER DAD CROSSED

THAT LINE.

HEY, JEANETTE, UNBUTTON

YOUR SHIRT.

IT WAS A COMPLETE SHOCK.

IT WAS COMPLETELY SCARY.

IT WAS WHAT DO I DO?

OTHER THAN KIND OF GO WITH

WHAT IS GOING ON.

I REALLY TRUSTED HIM AS MY

DAD.

Reporter: JEANETTE SAYS

HE HAD FAITH IN GOD, EVEN AS

A LITTLE GIRL. HER MOM AND

GRANDMOTHER WERE GODLY WOMEN

WHO TAUGHT HER THE BIBLE.

WHEN SHE FINALLY TOLD HER

MOM ABOUT THE FAMILY MEMBER,

HE NEVER BABY-SAT AGAIN.

BUT SHE NEVER SAID ANYTHING

ABOUT HER DAD.

SHE DIDN'T WANT TO ADD TO

HER MOM'S BURDEN.

SO HE MOLESTED HER TWO MORE

TIMES AND PHYSICALLY ABUSED

HER FOR YEARS.

ALWAYS A STRUGGLE OF NOT

HAVING ANY CONFIDENCE IN WHO

I WAS.

WHY THIS HAD TO BE MY

FAMILY.

LOOKING AT OTHER FAMILIES

AND WHY DOES SHE GET TO HAVE

A GOOD DAD.

IT IS JUST LIKE THAT DOESN'T

MAKE ANY SENSE TO ME.

I DON'T UNDERSTAND WHY OR

WHAT SIN I COMMITTED.

Reporter: WHEN JEANETTE

WAS 15, HER FATHER BECAME

DEATHLY ILL AND ASKED FOR

HER FORGIVENESS.

I RESPONDED TO HIM

HORRIBLY BECAUSE I WANTED

HIM TO HURT LIKE I HURT.

AND HE WAS LIKE, EREALLY

NEED YOU TO FORGIVE ME.

AND WHY I HEARD THE WORD

"NEED," I TOOK IT TO MY

ADVANTAGE AND I SAID NO.

MY PLAN WAS, I'LL TELL HIM

NO NOW, AND AFTER HE SUFFERS

LONG ENOUGH, I'LL TELL HIM.

BUT THAT DIDN'T WORK OUT

THAT WAY.

Reporter: HE DIED A FEW

DAYS LATER.

I FELT HORRIBLE.

Reporter: AND SHE WOULD

FOR YEARS.

THOUGH JEANETTE NEVER AGAIN

HAD TO FACE ABUSE, SHE DID

HAVE TO DEAL WITH THE

CONSEQUENCES.

SHE WAS LONELY AND WITHDRAWN

THROUGHOUT HER TEENS,

KEEPING HER SICKENING

MEMORIES TO HERSELF.

WHEN JEANETTE WAS 22, HER

ROOMMATE CAME HOME ONE DAY

AND TRIGGERED HER BREAKING

POINT.

I HEARD MY GARAGE DOOR

OPEN AND IT IMMEDIATELY

FLIPPED ME BACK TO BEING IN

THAT HOME AND, YOU KNOW, MY

DAD SENDING MY MOM OUT AND

WATCHING MY MOM LEAVE, AND

THAT IMMEDIATE TERROR OF

WATTS GOINWHAT'S GOING TO

HAPPEN WHEN SHE IS NOT

HERE.

I THOUGHT I WAS GOING TO

HAVE TO CHECK INTO A MENTAL

INSTITUTION, AND I WAS

TERRIFIED, AND I DIDN'T WANT

TO TELL ANYBODY BECAUSE I

WAS COMPLETELY AND UTTERLY

EMBARRASSED.

Reporter: SHE FINALLY

DECIDED THAT GETTING HELP

WAS WORTH THE

EMBARRASSMENT.

SHE TOLD EVERY DETAIL TO A

FRIEND AT CHURCH.

FINALLY I FELT SO MUCH

MORE FREE BECAUSE I DIDN'T

HAVE THE SAME THING THAT WAS

KEEPING ME BOUND.

AND NOT HAVING THE FREEDOM

TO BE ABLE TO TALK ABOUT

THINGS CAN REALLY, REALLY

WEIGH YOU DOWN.

Reporter: ALSO TOLD HER

MOM, WHO WAS LIVED.

I DIDN'T TELL MY MOM

ABOUT MY DAD UNTIL MY DAD

PASSED AWAY.

I KNEW THAT WOULD TEAR HER

APART.

Reporter: WITH A COUPLE

OF YEARS OF BIBLICAL

COUNSELLING, JEANETTE

STARTED TO HEAL INSIDE.

ONE WAY THE ENEMY DEFEATS

US IS IN OUR MIND, MAKING US

THINK WE'RE ALL ALONE, AND

NOBODY ELSE UNDERSTANDS, AND

THERE IS NOBODY ELSE WE CAN

TALK TO.

THAT'S HOW HE KEPT ME BOUND,

BY MAKING ME FEEL I WAS

FILTHY, THAT I WAS DIRTY,

AND EVEN THOUGH THEY WEREN'T

MY FAULT.

THE GLORY OF CHRIST IS

THE RESURRECTION, BUT YOU

CAN'T JUST GET THE CROSS.

THERE IS LIGHT AT THE END OF

THE TUNNEL.

YOU MAY NOT SEE IT, BUT HE

SEES IT CLEAR.

BUT SOME OF US ARE RUNNING

HAPHAZARDLY IN THE DARK.

Reporter: JEANETTE SAYS

HER MUSIC AND POETRY ALSO

ALLOW HER TO LEAD OTHERS OUT

OF THEIR SECRET PAIN.

AS FOR HER DAD, HAVE YOU

COME TO THE PLACE WHERE

YOU'VE FORGIVEN HIM NOW?

YES, DEFINITELY.

ONLY THE LORD CAN PLACE THAT

TYPE OF FORGIVENESS INSIDE

OF YOU.

THERE IS NOTHING THAT CAN

HAPPEN THAT GOD DOESN'T

ALLOW TO HAPPEN.

IT ALLOWS US TO KNOW EVEN

THE THINGS THAT SEEM

HORRIBLE IN THIS CRAZY

WORLD, THAT WHICH WAS MEANT

FOR EVIL WILL TURN OUT TO BE

FOR GOOD.

TO RECOGNIZE THAT, GIVES ME

A LOT OF PEACE.

JUST KNOWING THAT GOD HAS

HAD ME EVERY SINGLE STEP OF

THE WAY, AND HE HAS NOT

FORGOTTEN ME EVER.

Gordon: HE HASN'T

FORGOTTEN YOU.

JEANETTE'S STORY IS ALL TOO

COMMON IN TODAY'S WORLD.

WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE

STATISTICS, YOU FIND THAT

THERE ARE HUGE NUMBERS OF

WOMEN WHO WERE ABUSED WHEN

THEY WERE YOUNG.

AND THE ENEMY TRIES TO TELL

YOU THAT YOU'RE ALL ALONE,

AND THAT YOU CAN NEVER TALK

ABOUT IT.

AND THAT SOMEHOW OR ANOTHER,

YOU CAN NEVER BE FREE.

LEARN FROM JEANETTE'S

STORY.

LEARN THAT, YES, YOU CAN BE

FREE.

AND, YES, YOU CAN HAVE THAT

TURN, WHERE YOU UNDERSTAND

THAT YOU CAN TALK ABOUT IT.

AND YOU CAN GO BACK TO THAT

POINT, AND YOU CAN FIND

HEALING.

IT'S GOING TO BE DIFFICULT.

I'M NOT SAYING IT IS SOMEHOW

EASY.

IT IS NOT.

JUST COMING TO THE POINT

WHERE YOU CAN ACTUALLY TALK

OUT LOUD ABOUT IT CAN BE

VERY, VERY HARD.

BUT LET ME ENCOURAGE YOU

THAT YOU CAN.

AND YOU CAN FIND FREEDOM.

AND YOU CAN FIND FREEDOM IN

JESUS.

THAT'S RIGHT, JESUS.

THAT YOU'LL FIND HIM DYING

FOR YOU ON THE CROSS SO THAT

YOU COULD BE FREE FROM

THIS.

THAT'S WHY HE WENT THROUGH

ALL OF THAT PAIN, FOR YOU.

FOR YOU.

IF YOU NEED HELP WITH THIS,

IF YOU NEED SOMEBODY TO TALK

TO, YOU DON'T HAVE TO TELL

US YOUR NAME.

YOU DON'T HAVE TO LEAVE ANY

INFORMATION.

YOU CAN JUST SAY, I WANT TO

TELL SOMEBODY.

I'VE NEVER BEEN ABLE TO TELL

ANYBODY.

AND I WANT TO START NOW.

I WANT TO TELL WHAT HAPPENED

TO ME.

WE'RE HERE FOR YOU.

WE'RE NOT HERE TO JUDGE.

WE'RE NOT HERE TO CONDEMN.

WE'RE HERE TO TELL YOU GOD

LOVES YOU, AND HE'S GOT A

PLAN AND A PURPOSE FOR YOUR

LIFE.

AND HE CAN TAKE WHAT THE

ENEMY MEANT FOR EVIL AND HE

CAN TURN IT INTO GOO.

IF YOU JUST LET HIM.

SO CALL US.

IT'S TOLL-FREE.

1-888-777-1999.

IT'S A PRIVILEGE TO PRAY FOR

PEOPLE, AND WE COUNT IT AS

OUR HONOR AND PRIVILEGE TO

PRAY FOR YOU.

SO IF YOU NEED HELP, IF

YOU'RE STRUGGLING, WE'RE

HERE FOR YOU.

AND WE'RE HERE FOR YOU 24

HOURS A DAY, SEVEN DAYS A

WEEK, SO YOU CAN WRITE THAT

NUMBER DOWN.

1-888-777-1999.

WHEN WE COME BACK, A YOUNG

GIRL HIDES A HEART CONDITION

FROM HER FRIENDS.

FIND OUT HOW YOU MADE IT

POSSIBLE FOR HER TO GET THE

HELP SHE NEEDED, RIGHT AFTER

THIS.

Gordon: TODAY WE'RE

GOING ALL THE WAY TO CHINA,

WHERE A LITTLE GIRL NAMED

DING LU LIVES WITH HER

GRANDMOTHER.

A FEW YEARS AGO, SHE WAS

ABANDONED BY HER OWN PARENTS

BECAUSE SHE WAS DYING.

Reporter: DING LU OF

CHINA IS 11.

LIKE MOST LITTLE GIRLS HER

AGE, SHE KEEPS HER SECRETS

IN A DIARY.

SHE SHARED ONE OF HER

SECRETS WITH US.

MY DREAM IS TO BE A

TEACHER.

BUT IF I DON'T GET HELP

SOON, IT WILL NEVER HAPPEN.

Reporter: LU WAS BORN

WITH A SERIOUS HEART

DEFECT.

IT COST HER PARENTS SO MUCH

MONEY, THAT THEY GAVE UP AND

ABANDON LU.

SINCE THEN HER GRANDMA HAS

RAISED HER, BUT SHE IS TIRE,

POOR, AND WEAK HERSELF, AND

VERY CONCERN ABOUT HER

GRANDDAUGHTER.

YES, MY LU HAS A HEART

ATTACK, AND I'M ALWAYS SO

SCARED.

THAT SHE MIGHT NEVER WAKE

UP.

I COULD LOSE HER FOREVER.

AND I DO NOT HAVE ANY MONEY

FOR SURGERY.

Reporter: LU FAINTS ALL

OF THE TIME.

AND SHE REFUSES TO TELL HER

FRIENDS WHY.

I AM AFRAID IF THEY KNOW

ABOUT MY DISEASE THEY WON'T

WANT TO PLAY WITH ME.

I GET SO SAD THAT SOMETIMES

I DON'T EVEN WANT TO LIVE

ANYMORE.

Reporter: WITHOUT

MEDICAL ATTENTION, LU COULD

DIE AT ANY MINUTE.

BUT HER AUNT HAHN REFUSED TO

LET THAT HAPPEN.

I TOLL LU NOT TO WORRY,

THAT I WOULD GO TO THE CITY

AND FIND A JOB AND MAKE

ENOUGH MONEY FOR SURGERY.

Reporter: WORKING IN A

RESTAURANT FOR $100 A MONTH

WOULD NEVER BRING IN ENOUGH

MONEY FOR THE OPERATION LU

NEEDED.

THEN AN AUNT HAHN HEARD

ABOUT A VOLUNTEER MEDICAL

TEAM IN TOWN.

IT WAS SPONSORED BY CBN.

SHE IMMEDIATELY BROUGHT LU

TO THE CLINIC, AND CBN

OFFERED HER FREE HEART

SURGERY.

IT WAS WONDERFUL.

SOMEONE FROM FAR AWAY WAS

GOING TO HELP US.

Reporter: LU'S SURGERY

WAS A SUCCESS.

DOCTORS MENDED HER HEART SO

NOW SHE CAN RUN AND PLAY

WITH HER FRENS.

SH FRIENDS.

SHE WAS SO HAPPY, SHE WROTE

A THANK YOU LETTER TO CBN.

I USED TO THINK THAT MY

DREAM WOULD NEVER COME

TRUE.

BUT NOW, WITH THE WAY CBN

TREATED ME AND GAVE ME THE

SURGERY, IT MADE ME FEEL

LIKE I REALLY AM A SPECIAL

GIRL.

WE ARE SO THANKFUL FOR

CBN.

YOU SAVED OUR LU.

SHE IS ALIVE AND BRAND NEW.

Gordon: AND THANK YOU.

IF YOU'RE A MEMBER OF "THE

700 CLUB," YOU'RE PART OF

SAVING THAT WONDERFUL GIRL.

IF YOU'RE NOT A MEMBER, JOIN

WITH US.

IT IS REAL SIMPLE.

PICK UP THE PHONE AND CALL A

TOLL-FREE NUMBER.

1-888-777-1999.

JUST SAY, I WANT TO JOIN

"THE 700 CLUB."

I WANT TO BE PART OF

EVERYTHING YOU'RE DOING

AROUND THE WORLD.

NOW, HOW MUCH IS IT?

IT IS JUST $20 A MONTH, JUST

65 CENTS A DAY, AND YOU JOIN

WITH TENS OF THOUSANDS OF

PEOPLE THAT SAY, YES, WE

WANT TO HELP PEOPLE.

WE WANT TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE

IN PEOPLE'S LIVES.

A PORTION OF EVERY GIFT TO

"THE 700 CLUB" GOES INTO THE

WORK OF "OPERATION BLESSING"

TO HELP PEOPLE AROUND THE

WORLD.

ANOTHER PORTION GOES INTO

CBN INTERNATIONAL TO PREACH

THE GOSPEL AROUND THE

WORLD.

SO IF YOU WANT TO BE A PART

OF EVERYTHING WE'RE DOING,

IT'S REAL SIMPLE: JOIN "THE

700 CLUB."

WHEN YOU CALL, ASK FOR

PLEDGE EXPRESS.

IT IS AN ELECTRONIC MONTHLY

GIVING.

THE BANK DOES ALL OF THE

WORK.

THERE ARE NO CHECKS TO

WRITE.

NOTHING TO MAIL IN.

WE SAVE SO MUCH ON THE

PROCESSING, WE CAN SEND

MONTHLY TEACHING C.D.s TO

YOU CALLED "POWER FOR

LIFE."

SO ASK FOR PLEDGE EXPRESS

WHEN YOU CALL.

IT IS TIME TO TAKE SOME

MINISTRY CALLS.

HERE IS HAROLD FROM

ARIZONA.

HI, HAROLD.

Caller: YES, SIR.

Gordon: HOW CAN WE PRAY

FOR YOU?

Caller: GORDON, I HAD

AN OPERATION ABOUT 10 OR 12

YEARS AGO IN MY LEFT SIDE,

AND THEY TOOK SOME MEAT OUT,

AND IT IS BEGINNING TO

BOTHER ME NOW PRETTY BAD.

Gordon: ARE YOU IN PAIN

NOW?

Caller: IN SORE.

Gordon: LET'S PRAY FOR

YOU.

LORD, WE PRAY FOR THIS AREA

IN HARL' HAROLD'S BODY, AND

WE PRAY FOR HIS LUNGS, AND

WE PRAYER AGAINST THE

SORENESS IN JESUS' NAME.

WE ASK FOR YOUR PEACE TO

COME TO HAROLD, AND YOUR

HEALING TO COME TO HIM.

AND ALL OF THAT PAIN AND

THAT SORENESS NOW, IN JESUS'

NAME, LEAVE.

AND WE SPEAK HEALTH AND

WELLNESS TO HIS BODY.

AND, LORD, I ASK FOR A

RENEWING OF HIS ENERGY.

THAT THINGS WOULD JUST BE

MADE NEW FOR HIM NOW.

IN JESUS' NAME, BE

RESTORED.

WE ASK IT ALL IN THE NAME

ABOVE ALL NAMES, JESUS, THE

MESSIAH, THE ANOINTED ONE.

AMEN.

AND AMEN.

HAROLD, TAKE A DEEP BREATH

FOR ME.

HOW DOES THAT FEEL?

Caller: PRETTY GOOD.

PRETTY GOOD.

Gordon: GOOD.

Caller: GORDON, I SENT

$25 TO CBN, BUT I DIDN'T PUT

IT -- I MEANT TO PUT BOOK ON

THERE, TO BUY THE KIDS SOME

BOOKS.

Gordon: UH-HUH.

Caller: I DON'T KNOW

WHAT HAPPENED TO IT, BUT IT

WAS ABOUT A WEEK AGO.

Gordon: OKAY.

HOW ABOUT WE TRACK IT DOWN

AND WE'LL LET YOU KNOW.

Caller: TRACK IT DOWN

AND GIVE IT TO SOME KIDS.

I'M TOO OLD TO BE WATCHING

STUFF LIKE THAT.

MY GRANDKIDS ARE GROWN, AND

I'M OLD, SO I DON'T NEED NO

BOOKS LIKE THAT.

I NEED THAT FOR THE KIDS.

Gordon: OKAY.

THANKS FOR CALLING.

Caller: THANK YOU SO

MUCH, GORDON.

Gordon: GOD BLESS YOU.

DENISE WRITES IN, "I'VE BEEN

MARRIED FOR LESS THAN A

YEAR, BUT I DISCOVERED MY

HUSBAND HAS BEEN LYING TO

ME.

FIRST HE TOLD ME HIS FATHER

WAS DEAD, BUT HIS FATHER IS

ALIVE.

THEN HE TOOK MY CAR AND

DISAPPEARED FOR NEARLY A

MONTH, SO I THREW HIM OUT.

BUT SOME PEOPLE HAVE TOLD ME

I SHOULD TAKE HIM BACK.

WHAT SHOULD I DO?"

DENISE, ON THIS ONE THERE IS

SOMETHING CALLED THE PAULINE

EXCEPTION, IF YOU WILL.

YOU'RE GETTING COUNSEL BASED

ON WHAT JESUS SAID IN THE

GOSPEL OF MATTHEW, THAT

UNLESS THERE IS SOME SEXUAL

SIN, YOU'RE MARRIED.

AND THE PAULINE EXCEPTION IS

BASED ON ABANDONMENT.

AND IT SAYS IF THE

UNBELIEVERS LEAVE, LET

THEM.

SO I DON'T BELIEVE IN

MARRIAGES WHERE YOU JUST

SORT OF DISAPPEAR AND THEN

YOU'RE ABLE TO COME BACK AND

EVERYTHING IS OKAY.

SO I WOULD SAY YOU'VE GOT

THE GRACE UNDER WHAT IS

CALLED THE PAULINE EXCEPTION

TO SAY I CAN'T BUILD A

FUTURE WITH YOU BASED ON

LIES.

I CAN'T BUILD A FUTURE WHERE

YOU GET TO DISAPPEAR AND

THEN COME BACK.

THAT'S NOT A MARRIAGE.

SO HE LEFT AND YOU'RE OKAY

TO SAY, OKAY, I'M GOING TO

STAND ON THE PAULINE

EXCEPTION.

AND I WOULD JUST SAY I'M

SORRY THIS HAS HAPPENED TO

YOU.

BUT I WOULD DISAGREE WITH

THOSE WHO SAY YOU HAVE TO

TAKE HIM BACK.

LET'S GO TO JOSEPH IN THE

CHATROOM.

KATHLEEN SAYS, "I'M ABOUT

TO GRADUATE AND I WANT TO

JOIN THE AIR FORCE.

MY DAD IS COMPLETELY AGAINST

IT, EVEN THOUGH HE SERVED

AND BOTH MY BROTHERS SERVED

IN THE MILITARY.

I KNOW IT IS BECAUSE I'M HIS

DAUGHTER, BUT I THINK IT IS

NOT FAIR.

IT FEELS LIKE HE -- IT FEELS

LIKE IT IS WHAT I'M SUPPOSED

TO DO?"

Gordon: I ALWAYS

ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO FOLLOW

THEIR HEART'S DESIRE.

YOUR DAD KNOWS A WHOLE LOT

MORE ABOUT THE MILITARY, AND

HE MIGHT BE TRYING TO SPARE

YOU FROM SOME THINGS.

WHEN YOU LOOK AT HOW WOMEN

HAVE BEEN TREATED IN THE

MILITARY -- AND I KNOW

THEY'RE TRYING TO MAKE IT

BETTER, AND THEY'RE TRYING

TO PLAC FO MAKE FOR A

COMPLETE PROCESS FOR SEXUAL

HARASSMENT THAT IS SECURE

AND MAKE IT MORE SECURE FOR

WOMEN, BUT YOUR DAD MAY BE

TRYING TO SAVE YOU FROM

SOMETHING.

I WOULD REALLY SPEND A LOT

OF TIME IN PRAYER ON THIS.

AND IF THERE IS A WAY YOU

CAN FOLLOW YOUR DAD'S

ADVICE, I WOULD ENCOURAGE

YOU TO DO THAT.

AT THE SAME TIME, IF YOU

PRAYER BO ABOUT IT, AND

BIL BILLY GRAHAM DOES, HE

SAYS IF I CAN'T SPEAK GOOD

ABOUT SOMEBODY, I'M NOT

GOING TO TALK AT ALLMENT

ALL.

IN AN INTERVIEW, HE WAS

ASKED, CAN YOU SPEAK

SOMETHING GOOD ABOUT THE

DEVIL?

AND HIS RESPONSE WAS, HE IS

A REALLY GOOD LIAR.

FIND A WAY THAT YOU SPEAK

THE TRUTH AND DON'T LIE, AND

ALWAYS SPEAK GOOD ABOUT

OTHER PEOPLE.

LET'S GO BACK TO JOSEPH FOR

ANOTHER CHAT QUESTION.

WE HAVE ANN, AND SHE

SAYS, "I'M IN MY MID-20s,

AND I'VE NEVER HAD A SERIOUS

BOYFRIEND.

MY PARENTS ACT LIKE THIS IS

A BAD THING, BUT I DON'T

THINK I NEED A BOYFRIEND TO

DEFINE ME.

BUT I STILL DON'T LIKE THE

WAY MY FAMILY MAKES ME

FEEL.

WHAT CAN I DO?"

Gordon: AGAIN, FOLLOW

YOUR HEART ON THIS ONE.

IF YOU'RE SAYING, I WANT TO

REMAIN SINGLE AND NOT MARRY,

THEN GREAT.

SINGLENESS IS A UNIQUE

GIFT.

AND NOT EVERYONE NIECE TO

NEEDS TO MARRY AND HAVE

CHILDREN AND HAVE A FAMILY.

IF YOU WANT TO SAY FOR MY

LIFE I WANT TO REMAIN

SINGLE, THEN GREAT.

I'M AGAINST THIS WHOLE

CONCEPT THAT A BOYFRIEND

DEFINES YOU.

THAT IS ACTUALLY WRONG.

YOU DEFINE YOURSELF.

AND MARRIED OR UNMARRIED,

YOU NEED TO REALIZE THAT.

AND WHEN YOU MARRY, YOU ARE

CERTAINLY GIVING UP A WHOLE

LOT, AND I DIDN'T REALIZE

HOW SELFISH I WAS UNTIL I

GOT MARRIED.

AND THEN I REALLY DIDN'T

REALIZE HOW SELFISH I WAS

UNTIL I HAD CHILDREN.

AND THEN SUDDENLY THAT GROUP

OF PEOPLE HAD A VERY

DEFINITE, RIGHTEOUS CLAIM TO

MY TIME, TO MY ADVICE, MY

COUNSEL, MY MENTORING, MY

FINANCES, MY LIFE.

AND SO IF YOU WANT TO SAY I

DON'T WANT THAT, I DON'T

WANT THAT FROM MY

STANDPOINT, THEN GO FOR IT.

DEWRITES INDEEE WRITES IN,

"I'M A CHRISTIAN, BUT I HAVE

A VERY DIFFICULT TIME LOVING

MYSELF.

I LIVE IN FEAR, EXPECTING

THE WORST.

I'M CONSTANTLY READING THE

BIBLE, BUT SOMEHOW I DON'T

FEEL I DESERVE TO BE HAPPY.

WHAT CAN I DO?"

DEE, WHAT I WOULD ENCOURAGE

YOU TO DO IS START THINKING

ABOUT YOURSELF THE WAY GOD

THINKS ABOUT YOU.

I THINK THIS IS A CONSTANT

PROBLEM IN CHRISTIANITY,

WHERE WE'RE DIRTY WORMS

BEFORE A RIGHTEOUS AND HOLY

GOD, AND THEN WE GET SAVED

AND CLEANSED AND FORGIVEN,

BUT WE STILL MAINTAIN THE

WORM MENTALITY.

AND INSTEAD OF BEING A DIRTY

WORM, WE'RE A CLEAN WORM.

AND WE NEVER RISE UP TO WHAT

GOD PROMISES US, THAT WE'RE

HIS FRIENDS, AND THAT WE'RE

JOINT HEIRS WITH JESUS

CHRIST, THAT WE'RE HIS

BROTHERS AND SISTERS.

WHERE HE LOOKS AT US AS HE

EQUAL, AND WE'RE MADE IN HIS

IMAGE.

AND WE CAN HAVE FELLOWSHIP

WITH HIM.

THAT -- WHEN YOU START

THINKING THOSE THOUGHTS, IT

WILL TURN YOU AND CHANGE

YOU.

SO INSTEAD OF READING THE

BIBLE JUST SORT OF RANDOM

RANDOMLY, TRY TO FIND THOSE

VERSES WHERE GOD SAYS THESE

ARE THE THOUGHTS I'M

THINKING ABOUT YOU, AND THIS

IS WHAT I THINK ABOUT YOU.

AND SAY, IF GOD THINKS THAT

WAY ABOUT ME, I NEED TO HAVE

THE MIND OF CHRIST SO THAT I

THINK THE SAME THING.

AND THAT WILL CHANGE YOU.

WHEN YOU START TO UNDERSTAND

HOW GREAT GOD THINKS ABOUT

YOU -- WHY DID JESUS DIE FOR

YOU?

IT WAS BECAUSE HE THINKS SO

HIGHLY OF YOU.

HE THINKS YOUR PRECIOUS.

HE THINKS YOUR WORTH EVERY

DROP OF BLOOD THAT HE SHE.

AND IF HE THINKS THAT, THEN

WE OUGHT TO THINK THAT.

AND IT IS TRANSFORMATIVE,

AND THEN WE HAVE THIS WELSH

WELL SPRING OF LOVE FOR

OURSELVES THAT SPRINGS UP

FROM OUR THOUGHT PATTERNS.

SO DO THAT.

THAT'S ALL THE TIME WE HAVE

FOR THIS PROGRAM.

WE LEAVE YOU WITH THESE

WORDS FROM ZEFANIAH: "FOR

THE LORD YOUR GOD IS LIVING

AMONG YOU.

HE WILL TAKE DELIGHT IN YOU

WITH GLADNESS.

WITH HIS CALM, HE WILL CALM

ALL OF YOUR FEARS.

HE WILL REJOICE OVER YOU

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