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The 700 Club - Sept. 6, 2013

Gordon Robertson looks at a few of the creative "environment-saving" ideas that Israelis have either invented or improved upon. Plus, author and speaker Jentezen Franklin shares strategies for tapping in to the power of prayer. Read Transcript


Gordon: FROM THE

BATTERY-POWERED CAR, TO THE

CARDBOARD BICYCLE.

THERE IS NOWHERE IN THE

WORLD THAT HAS THAT TYPE OF

THING.

Gordon: HOW ISRAEL IS

PROTECTING ITSELF BY SAVING

THE ENVIRONMENT.

PLUS, A FAILING HEART.

I KNEW THAT SOMETHING WAS

HORRIBLY WRONG.

Gordon: AND UNWAVERING

FAITH.

THANK YOU, GOD.

THANK YOU, GOD.

Gordon: OUR SEVEN DAYS

ABLAZE CONTINUES.

HE LITERALLY DID HEART

SURGERY ON ME.

Gordon: ON TODAY'S "700

CLUB."

*

Gordon: WELCOME TO "THE

700 CLUB."

SO FAR PRESIDENT OBAMA IS

NOT GETTING THE SUPPORT HE

NEEDS FROM CONGRESS FOR A

STRIKE ON SYRIA.

BIBUT THE WHITE HOUSE IS

STILL TRYING TO GET MORE

VOTES ON CAPITOL HILL.

Terry: THE PRESIDENT

DIDN'T PICK UP ANY BACKING

FROM OTHER COUNTRIES DURING

HIS INTERNATIONAL TRIP THIS

WEEK, EITHER.

HEATHER CELLS HAS THE

STORY.

Reporter: PRESIDENT

OBAMA IS RETURNING FROM THE

G-20 SUMMIT WITHOUT THE

INTERNATIONAL SUPPORT THAT

HE WANTED.

MR. PRESIDENT, ANY

PROGRESS ON SYRIA TODAY IN

THE TALKS?

President Obama: WE

WERE TALKING ABOUT THE

ECONOMY.

Reporter: OBAMA SAYS HE

WANTS A STRIKE AGAINST SYRIA

TO DETER IT FROM USING

CHEMICAL WEAPONS IN THE

FUTURE.

BUT VLADIMIR PUTIN IS

OPPOSED.

MANY BELIEVE HIS VIEWS ARE

TIED INTO THE FACT THAT

RUSSIA HAS SUPPLIED SYRIA

WITH ARMS FOR YEARS.

CHINA IS ALSO AGAINST A

STRIKE.

GERMANY WILL NOT TAKE PART,

NOR WILL BRITAIN, AND THE

EUROPEAN UNION IS CALLING

FOR A, QUOTE,"POLITICAL

SOLUTION."

FRENCH PRESIDENT FRANCOIS

HOLLANDE IS SUPPORTING A

STRIKE, ALTHOUGH FRANCE IS

DIVIDED OVER THE

POSSIBILITY.

BACK AT HOME, OPPOSITION ON

THE HILL IS GROWING, AND

MONEY SEEMS TO KNOW WHETHER

CONGRESS WILL SUPPORT THE

PRESIDENT OR NOT.

MY BIGGEST CONCERN IS IF

ASSAD GOES, AND THERE IS

DIVISION WITHIN THE REBEL

MOVEMENT, SOME OF IT

CONNECTED TO al-QAEDA, AND

SOME OF IT MORE MODERATE,

WHO IS GOING TO TAKE OVER.

THERE ARE NO GOOD OPTIONS

LEFT IN SYRIA.

THERE ARE ONLY BAD AND

WORSE.

WHAT I FEAR THE MOST ABOUT

SYRIA IS TO LEAVE IT

UNATTENDED, IT ONLY GETS

WORSE OVER TIME.

TWO YEARS AGO, WE HAD SOME

GOOD OPTIONS, WE COULD HAVE

GOTTEN INVOLVED WITH THE

OPPOSITION BEFORE al-QAEDA

MOVED IN, AND WE WOULD HAVE

BEEN ON THE ROAD, I THINK,

TO RECOVERY IN SYRIA.

Reporter: SEVEN U.S.

SENATORS SAY HAY WILL OPPOSE

A RESOLUTION ON SYRIA.

IT IS EXPECTED TO REACH THE

SENATE FLOOR NEXT WEEK.

MANY QUESTIONS REMAIN,

INCLUDING THIS: HOW LARGE

WILL THE STRIKE BE?

ABC NEWS IS REPORTING THAT

THE PRESIDENT'S NATIONAL

SECURITY TEAM IS PREPARING

FOR A SIGNIFICANTLY LARGER

BOMBARDMENT THAN EXPECTED.

THE PRESIDENT, MEANWHILE,

HAS CANCELLED TRAVEL PLANS

FOR THE WEEK, AND IS

EXPECTED TO ADDRESS THE

NATION TO SELL HIS CASE.

HEATHER CELLS, CBN NEWS.

Gordon: IF THE UNITED

STATES LAUNCHES AN ATTACK ON

SYRIA, IT COULD MEAN SERIOUS

PROBLEMS FOR CHRISTIANS IN

THAT COUNTRY.

JOHN JESSUP HAS THAT STORY

FROM WASHINGTON.

JOHN?

Reporter: THAT'S RIGHT,

GORDON.

SYRIAN CHRISTIANS SAY U.S.

MILITARY ACTION AGAINST THE

ASSAD REGIME WILL ONLY BRING

THEM GREATER HARDSHIP AND

SUFFERING.

GARY LANE HAS THAT STORY.

Reporter: AS SYRIANS

BRACE THEMSELVES FOR A

POSSIBLE UNITED STATES

MILITARY ATTACK, MANY OF THE

COUNTRY'S CHRISTIANS ARE

PRAYING FOR DIVINE

INTERVENTION.

THEY BELIEVE THE COLLECTIVE

PRAYERS OF CHRISTIANS AROUND

THE WORLD COULD REVERSE AN

ESCALATING CONFLICT.

I TALKED BY PHONE WITH A

SYRIAN PASTOR, WHO RESIDES

IN THE U.S., BUT TRAVELS

REGULARLY TO SYRIA.

HE IS IN CONSTANT CONTACT

WITH CHRISTIANS INSIDE THE

COUNTRY.

HE ASKED THAT WE NOT GIVE

HIS NAME OR SHOW HIS FACE,

IN ORDER TO PROTECT HIM AND

OTHER SYRIAN CHRISTIANS FROM

RETRIBUTION BY MILITANT

ISLAMISTS.

THE CHRISTIANS ARE LIVING

IN FEAR RIGHT NOW IN SYRIA.

WE KNOW WHAT MIGHT HAPPEN,

AND WE SEE THE CONSEQUENCES

OF THAT ACTION BY THE

U.S.A.

THAT WILL BE A DESTRUCTION

FOR THE CHRISTIANS IN THE

MIDDLE EAST, AND

SPECIFICALLY IN SYRIA.

Reporter: THAT'S

BECAUSE, THEY SAY, ANY

U.S.-LED MILITARY ATTACKS

WILL ONLY STRENGTHEN

MILITANT ISLAMISTS, WHO HAVE

ALREADY TARGETED

CHRISTIANS.

ONCE NATO HITS SYRIA,

THAT MEANS THEY'RE GOING TO

WEAKEN THE STRUCTURE AND THE

RULE OF SYRIA IS GOING TO BE

DESTROYED.

THAT MEANS WHAT IS GOING TO

COME NEXT IS THE SHARI'A

LAW, AND THE SHARI'A LAW IS

VERY MUCH AGAINST

CHRISTIANITY IN THAT PART OF

THE WORLD.

Reporter: MILITANT

ISLAMISTS HAVE ALREADY

FORCED MANY CHRISTIANS OUT

OF THE COUNTRY.

OTHERS HAVE BEEN MURDERED OR

KIDNAPPED, AND CHURCHES HAVE

BEEN DESTROYED.

WHILE MANY SYRIAN CHRISTIANS

FEEL PRESIDENT OBAMA HAS

ABANDONED THEM, THEY KNOW

GOD HAS NOT.

OBAMA COULDN'T CARE LESS

FOR THE CHRISTIANS AROUND

THE WORLD AND IN SYRIA.

GOD HAS GIVEN PROMISES THAT

HE IS GOING TO PROTECT THE

CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY IN

SYRIA.

OUR TRUST IS NOT IN THE

REGIME, NOT IN THE U.S., NO

ONE ELSE.

OUR TRUST IS IN GOD HIMSELF,

THAT HE SEES AND HEARS THE

CRIES OF THE CHRISTIANS.

Reporter: AND THAT'S

WHY IT IS CRUCIAL, THIS

PASTOR SAYS, THAT CHRISTIANS

PRAY FOR THEIR SYRIAN

BROTHERS AND SISTERS IN

CHRIST.

BECAUSE IT IS MORE THAN A

BATTLE FOR THE SURVIVAL OF

THE SYRIAN CHURCH.

THIS IS A BATTLE BETWEEN

JESUS CHRIST AND THE ENEMY

HIMSELF.

WHAT IS HAPPENING TO THE

CHRISTIANS IN THE MIDDLE

EAST WILL HAPPEN,

EVENTUALLY, TO MANY

CHRISTIANS AROUND THE WORLD,

SPECIFICALLY IN THE WEST.

Reporter: SO SYRIAN

CHRISTIANS SAY PRAY.

BUT THEY KNOW THE OUTCOME IS

NOT IN THE HANDS OF BASHAR

al-ASSAD OR THOSE WHO

OPPOSE HIM.

GOD IS NOT GOING TO GO

WORK WITH ANYBODY'S AGENDA.

GOD IS GOING TO WORK FOR HIS

OWN AGENDA, AND THE PURPOSE

OF THE GROWING OF THE

KINGDOM OF GOD.

Reporter: GARY LANE,

CBN NEWS.

Reporter: THE CITY

COUNCIL OF SAN ANTONIO HAS

APPROVED AN ORDINANCE THAT

GIVES PROTECTION AGAINST

BIAS FOR GAYS AND

TRANSGENDER PEOPLE.

IT FORBIDS CITY OFFICIALS

FROM DISCRIMINATING, AND

APPLIES TO MOST CITY

CONTRACTS AND CONTRACTORS.

OPPONENTS SAY IT WILL PUT A

LID ON FREEDOM OF RELIGIOUS

SPEECH.

ONE PASTOR SAYS IT

WILL, QUOTE,"CRIMINALIZE US

IF WE SPEAK OUR FACE."

OPPONENTS SAY MOST OF THE

PEOPLE IN THE CITY DIDN'T

BACK IT.

BUT IT DID HAVE THE SUPPORT

OF THE CITY'S DEMOCRATIC

MAYOR, JULIO CASTRO.

VICTIMS FAMILIES OF NIDAL

HASAN ATTACK SAY IT SHOULD

BE KNOWN AS THE WORST

TERRORIST ATTACK SINCE

9/11.

George: NIDAL HASAN

ADMITS TO OPENING FIRE AT

FORT HOOD ARMY BASE AND

KILLING 13 PEOPLE.

I WENT IN LINE TO SEE THE

DOCTOR, AND THAT'S WHEN THE

SHOOTING HAPPENED.

George: HASAN SAYS IT

IS IT WAS IN AN EFFORT TO

STOP U.S. SOLDIERS FROM

GOING TO AFGHANISTAN AND

KILLING MUSLIM SOLDIERS.

BUT THE ACT WAS TRIED AS A

WORKPLACE VIOLENT AND NOT AS

AN ACT OF TERROR.

NOW 150 VICTIMS AND THEIR

FAMILIES ARE SUING THE U.S.

GOVERNMENT.

THEY SAY THE DESIGNATION OF

WORKPLACE VIOLENCE ROBBED

THEM OF LONG-TERM BENEFITS,

AND MADE THEM INEELIGIBLE

TO RECEIVE THE PURPLE

HEART.

I HAVE TO THINK ABOUT MY

CHILDREN.

I HAVE TO THINK ABOUT MY

WIFE.

AND I HAVE TO THINK ABOUT

WHAT I'M GOING TO BE IN 30

YEARS.

WHETHER I'M GOING TO BE ABLE

TO WORK, WHETHER I'M GOING

TO BE ABLE TO WALK.

George: SENATOR SUSAN

COLLINS PLANS TO INTRODUCE A

BILL NEXT WEEK TO ENSURE THE

FAMILIES GET THE BENEFITS

THEY DESERVE.

FOR THE ADMINISTRATION TO

TREAT THIS AS IF IT WERE AN

ACT OF WORKPLACE VIOLENCE IS

AN ABSOLUTE OUTRAGE, AND

DISRESPECTFUL TO THE MANY

VICTIMS.

George: MILITARY

EXPERTS SAY THE GOVERNMENT

REALLY HAD NO OPTION BUT TO

TRY THE CASE AS WORKPLACE

VIOLENCE.

THE CRIME HAPPENED ON A

MILITARY BASE, SO IT HAD TO

FACE A COURT-MARTIAL.

IT WOULD HAVE HAD TO HAVE

BEEN TRANSFERRED TO CIVIL

COURTS FOR A TERROR CHARGE

TO BE POSSIBLE.

THE AMERICAN CENTER FOR LAW

AND JUSTICE IS JOINING THE

VICTIMS' FIGHT.

THEY SENT A LETTER TO

PRESIDENT OBAMA AND CHUCK

HAGEL, DEMANDING THAT THE

U.S. RECOGNIZE THE ATTACK ON

FORT HOOD FOR WHAT IT TRULY

WAS, CALLING IT, QUOTE,"AN

ACTUAL BATTLEFIELD IN THE

ONGOING WAR AGAINST

AL-QAEDA."

GEORGE THOMAS, CBN NEWS.

A GROWING NUMBER OF

AMERICANS ARE WORRIED ABOUT

PROTECTING THEIR PRIVACY ON

LINE.

ACCORDING TO A NEW POLL, 50%

OF INTERNET USERS ARE

CONCERNED THERE IS TOO MUCH

INFORMATION ON THEM ON

LINE.

86% HAVE TRIED TO BLOCK

OTHERS FROM TRACKING THEM,

AND 60% THINK THE CURRENT

LAWS DON'T DO NEARLY ENOUGH

TO PROTECT THEIR PRIVACY.

GORDON, IT SEEMS MORE AND

MORE PRIVACY IS A THING OF

THE PAST.

WHAT DO YOU RECOMMEND FOR

PEOPLE TO PROTECT

THEMSELVES?

Gordon: IT DOES SEEM

LIKE IT IS A THING OF THE

PAST.

AND THEY CAN EVEN TRACK THE

ENCRYPTION, IF YOU TRY TO

SEND INCRYPTED FILES.

THEY CREATED WEAKNESSES IN

THE PROGRAMS THAT CREATE

THOSE ENCRYPTIONS AND READ

WHAT YOU'RE TRYING TO KEEP

PRIVATE.

I DO ENCOURAGE PEOPLE,

PARTICULARLY FOR GOOGLE

SEARCHES, THOSE KINDS OF

THINGS, MAKE SURE YOU HAVE

YOUR "DO NOT TRACK" BUTTON

GOING.

YOU'RE BROADCASTING A GREAT

DEAL OF INFORMATION TO EVERY

WEBSITE THAT YOU VISIT BASED

ON YOUR BROWSING HISTORY.

AND IT'S A GOOD IDEA TO TRY

TO PROTECT YOURSELF.

TERRY?

Terry: COMING UP,

ISRAELIS WERE GREEN LONG

BEFORE IT WAS COOL.

AND TODAY THEY'RE WORLD

LEADERS IN CONSERVING

ENERGY.

90% OF ISRAELI HOMES HAVE

A SOLAR WATERHEATER.

THERE IS NOWHERE ELSE IN THE

WORLD THAT HAS THAT KIND OF

THING.

Terry: STAY TUNED TO

SEE AMAZING ENERGY-SAVING

INNOVATIONS ALL MADE IN

ISRAEL.

Gordon: WELL, EVERY TWO

YEARS THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF

ENERGY HOSTS A SOLAR

DECATHALON.

A CONTEST THAT CHALLENGES

DESIGN TEAMS FROM AROUND THE

WORLD TO CREATE

ENERGY-EFFICIENT HOMES.

THIS SUMMER A TEAM FROM

ISRAEL ONE FIRST PLACE FOR

ENERGY BALANCE.

THEY DESIGNED A HOME THAT

RUNS ENTIRELY ON SOLAR POWER

AND CREATES MORE ENERGY THAN

IT CONSUMES.

WELL, BEING GREEN IS NOTHING

KNEW FOR ISRAELIS.

THE JEWISH PEOPLE WERE

PIONEERING CLEAN AND GREEN

TECHNOLOGY BEFORE ISRAEL

BECAME A STATE.

TO MANY PEOPLE, ISRAEL IS A

PLACE OF BIBLE STORIES AND

ANCIENT RUIN.

IN HUNDREDS OF ARCHEOLOGICAL

DIGS LIKE THIS ONE, ISRAELIS

ARE CAREFULLY PRESERVING

THEIR PAST, BUT THEY'RE ALSO

KEEPING AN EYE ON THE

FUTURE, AND NOT JUST THEIR

FUTURE, BUT THE FUTURE OF

THE WORLD.

ONE OF THE JEWISH

COMMANDMENTS IS -- THE

TRANSLATION TO ENGLISH MEANS

TO REPAIR THE WORLD UNDER

GOD, TO MAKE THE WORLD A

BETTER PLACE.

I SEE A DIRECT

CORRELATION BETWEEN OUR

BELIEF IN THIS, AND THIS

INCREDIBLE EXPLOSION OF

ACTIVITY AND INNOVATION IN

THE NATION.

Gordon: TODAY THE WORLD

IS FOCUSED ON SAVING THE

ENVIRONMENT.

BUT ISRAELIS WERE GREEN LONG

BEFORE IT WAS POPULAR.

ABOUT A CENTURY BEFORE.

IT'S PART OF THE ZIONISM,

TO CREATE A GREENLAND, A

GREEN COUNTRY, AND WITH

TIME, AND WITH EXPERIENCE

AND RESEARCH, WE HAVE

STUDIED HOW TO DO IT.

Gordon: THE PROPHET

ISAIAH WROTE ABOUT A TIME

WHEN THE DESERT WOULD

REJOICE AND BLOSSOM AS A

ROSE.

TO ISRAELIS, THAT IS MORE

THAN AN ANCIENT PROPHECY;

IT'S A COMMANDMENT.

ISRAEL IS A TINY STATE.

LOOK AT A MAP OF OUR

REGION.

WE USE ALWAYS USED TO JOKE,

THERE IS NOT EVEN ENOUGH

PLACE ON THE MAP TO WRITE

THE NAME OF ISRAEL.

WE HAVE TO CONSERVE IT, TO

KEEP IT, TO MAINTAIN IT.

THIS IS WHAT WE HAVE.

Gordon: TO THE EARLY

SETTLERS IN ISRAEL, GOING

GREEN MEANT PLANTING TREES.

AND THEY STARTED IN THE

NEGAV DESERT, THE PLACE THAT

GETS ONLY ONE TO SEVEN

INCHES OF RAIN A YEAR.

IN THE 1940s, JERUSALEM

WAS STILL UNDER ARAB

CONTROL, AND ISRAEL'S FIRST

PRIME MINISTER, DAVID BEN

GURYON, BELIEVED THAT THE

NEGAV WAS THE AREA.

HIS TEAM OF SCIENTISTS SAID

IT COULDN'T BE DONE.

HIS RESPONSE?

NO PROBLEM, WE'LL GET NEW

SCIENTISTS.

THE PRIME MINISTER GOT HIS

NEW SCIENTISTS, AND THE

NEGAV DESERT BEGUN TO

BLOSSOM.

NOW THEY HAVE MORE THAN

4,00,000 TREES, INCLUDING

TARAB, OLIVE, AND FIG.

ISRAEL IS ONE OF THE

FEWEST COUNTRIES THAT AT THE

END OF THE 20th CENTURY,

THERE ARE MUCH MORE TREES

THAN AT THE BEGINNING OF THE

CENTURY.

WE HAVE PLANTED OVER

240 MILLION TREES, WHICH IS

A NICE MR. TO THIS SMALL

COUNTRY.

Gordon: IN THE CENTER

OF THE FOREST IS A VINEYARD,

PLANTED ON THE RUINS OF

ANOTHER ONE THAT EXISTED

HERE 2,000 YEARS AGO.

SCIENTISTS RESEARCH THE BEST

PLANTS TO GROW IN THE NEGAV,

AND ONE OF THE SOURCES IS

THE BIBLE.

THERE ARE PLENTY OF

ARCHEOLOGICAL RUINS

EVERYWHERE.

WATER SYSTEMS.

EVERYWHERE.

AND WE HAVEpd STARTED WITH THE

RECONSTRUCTION OF SOME OF

THESE ANCIENT FARMS.

WE HAVE PLANTED BIBLICAL

TREES, AND THE TREES ARE

SURVIVING WITHOUT ADDITIONAL

IRRIGATION BY COLLECTING

GROUND WATER.

THE SAME THING OUR

FOREFATHERS DID 2,000 YEARS

AGO.

Gordon: THE TREES NOT

ONLY PRODUCE FRUIT, THEY

ALSO CLEAN THE ENVIRONMENT

BY ABSORBING CARBON

DIOXIDE.

STUDIES SHOW THAT PLANTING

SIMILAR FORESTS ON JUST 12%

OF THE WORLD'S ARID LAND

WOULD REDUCE CARBON IN THE

ATMOSPHERE BY A GIGATON A

YEAR.

TODAY SCIENTISTS AROUND THE

WORLD COME TO ISRAEL TO

STUDY THE ATIR FOREST.

WE LIKE TO SERVE.

WE'RE PROUD TO SHARE ALL OF

OUR ACHIEVEMENTS TO OTHER

COUNTRIES, AND, OF COURSE,

WE WANT TO SHARE OUR

KNOWLEDGE AND STUDY FROM

OTHER COUNTRIES'

EXPERIENCES.

Gordon: ISRAELIS ARE

NOT ONLY WORKING TO PROTECT

THE ENVIRONMENT, THEY'RE

ALSO LOOKING FOR NEW WAYS TO

KEEP THE COUNTRY RUNNING

WITHOUT OIL.

ISRAEL ITSELF, IT IS A

BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY.

A COUNTRY DEFINITELY WORTH

VISITLY, WITH TREMENDOUS

LUSH, INTERESTING AREAS, BUT

WE DON'T HAVE THE

TRADITIONAL GOLD MINES AND

MASSIVE OIL AND DIAMONDS.

WE BASICALLY HAVE A COUNTRY

OF HUMAN RESOURCES RATHER

THAN NATURAL RESOURCES.

SO WE VERY MUCH VALUE WHAT

LITTLE WE HAVE.

Gordon: ISRAEL MAY BE

SHORT ON OIL, BUT IT DOES

HAVE ONE NATURAL RESOURCE

THAT IS VIRTUALLY

UNLIMITED.

ISRAEL'S GREATEST NATURAL

RARESOURCE, THE SUN.

WE DO HAVE A LOT OF SUN.

SO WE PRODUCE SOLAR ENERGY.

Gordon: FOR MUCH OF THE

YEAR, THE SUN BEATS DOWN ON

A LAND THAT IS MOSTLY

DESERT.

BUT WHAT SOME MIGHT SEE AS A

LIABILITY, ISRAEL HAS TURNED

INTO AN ADVANTAGE.

ISRAELIS HAVE BEEN USING

ROOFTOP SOLAR PANELS SINCE

THE 1950s, WHEN THEY WERE

STILL UNHEARD OF IN THE REST

OF THE WORLD.

90% OF ISRAELI HOMES HAVE

A SOLAR WA WATERHEATER.

THERE IS NOWHERE ELSE IN THE

WORLD THAT HAS THAT KIND OF

THING.

Gordon: IN 2011,

ISRAEL'S FIRST COMMERCIAL

SOLAR FIELD WAS COMPLETED.

THE COMPANY, ARAVA POWER,

NOW HAS NINE OTHER FIELDS

UNDER CONSTRUCTION, AND

PLANS FOR 40 MORE ENERGY

PROJECTS IN ISRAEL OVER THE

NEXT THREE YEARS.

THEIR GOAL IS TO SUPPLY

ONE-TENTH OF ISRAEL'S

POWER.

THE COMPANY'S FOUNDERS ARE

NOW BUILDING SOLAR FIELDS IN

SEVERAL THIRD-WORLD

COUNTRIES, LIKE HAITI,

ECUADOR, AND RWANDA.

THE SOLAR FIELD IN RWANDA

SHOULD BE UP AND RUNNING BY

THE END OF 2013, AND WILL

PROVIDE 8% OF RWANDA'S

ENERGY.

ISRAEL HAS BEEN A LEADER

IN CLEAN TECHNOLOGY FROM THE

BEGINNING.

PART OF IT, ALSO, IS THAT

OUR NEIGHBORS HAVE HAD A LOT

OF OIL, AND HAVE SORT OF

CORRUPTED THE WORLD ECONOMIC

SYSTEM, AND THE WORLD'S

POLITICAL SYSTEM, AND USED

IT UNFAIRLY TO IMPOSE, I

THINK, SOMETIMES HARMFUL

IDEOLOGIES.

AND THEREFORE IF ISRAEL

COULD FIGHT THE WORLD'S

DEPENDENCE ON OIL, WHAT

WOULD BE A BETTER THING THAN

THAT?

Gordon: IN 2005, AN

ISRAEL SOFTWARE DEVELOPER

HEARD A SIMILAR QUESTION AT

A CONFERENCE.

WE WERE ASKED HOW ARE YOU

GOING TO MAKE THE WORLD

BETTER?

Gordon: HIS ANSWER:

TAKE AA SINGLE COUNTRY OFF

OIL, AND THE REST OF THE

WORLD WILL FOLLOW.

THE FIRST STEP WAS TO

ASSEMBLE A FLEET OF CARS

THAT WOULD RUN WITHOUT OIL.

SO HE STARTED A COMPANY

CALLED BETTER PLACE, WHICH

OFFERED AN ELECTRIC-POWERED

CAR.

THE CAR CHARGES OVERNIGHT.

AND FOR LONGER TRIPS,

DRIVERS CAN SWITCH OUT THE

CAR'S BATTERY AT STATIONS

ALL OVER ISRAEL.

THE ENTIRE PROCESS TAKES

LESS THAN FIVE MINUTES.

THEY GO FAST.

THEY'RE QUITE FAST.

YOU HAVE NO GEAR BOX.

Gordon: WHY IS IT SO

FAST?

WHILE YOU'LL FEEL ON THE

ACCELERATION, IT IS FULL

MAXIMUM TORQUE.

THERE IS NO GEARS.

THERE IS DRIVE, NEUTRAL, AND

REVERSE.

Gordon: ZERO TO 60 IN

HOW MANY SECONDS?

NINE, I THINK.

Gordon: AS A CONSUMER,

ONE OF THE THINGS THAT IS

REALLY APPEALING TO ME IS

THE ABSOLUTE QUIET.

THE GOAL OF THIS CAR WAS

TO MAKE A CAR AND A NETWORK

THAT COULD SUPPORT IT THAT

APPEALS TO EVERYONE.

YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE GREEN

TO SAY I WANT THIS CAR.

YOU CAN SAY IT HAS GREAT

POWER AND ACCELERATION.

I CAN FIT MY ENTIRE FAMILY÷

IN IT.

Gordon: THAT WAS FUN.

UNFORTUNATELY, PUBLIC DEMAND

FOR ELECTRIC CARS HASN'T

CAUGHT UP WITH THE VISION OF

"BETTER PLACE."

AND THE COMPANY FILED POR

FOR BANKRUPTCY IN MAY OF

2013, BUT SOME EXPERTS SAY

TIMING IS EVERYTHING, AND

THE BATTERY-POWERED CAR WILL

RIDE AGAIN.

IN THE MEANTIME, ISRAELIS

HAVE ANOTHER OPTION THAT IS

JUST AS GREEN, AND THOUSANDS

OF DOLLARS CHEAPER.

IN 2008, AN AVID BIKER NAMED

AZAR, HAD AN IDEA.

IT SUDDENLY JUST STRUCK

MY MIND.

WHY MO NOT MAKE A BICYCLE

OUT OF CARDBOARD.

SOON AFTER, I TALKED TO

ENGINEERS, WHICH I HIGHLY

APPRECIATE, AND THEY SAY IT

IS IMPOSSIBLE.

THERE IS NO WAY IT CAN BE

DONE.

WHILE I WAS EATING WITH MY

WIFE ONE DAY, SHE NOTICED

THAT I'M A LITTLE BIT

DISTURBED.

I TOLD HER ALL OF THE THING

ABOUT THE ENGINEERS THAT I

WENT TO, AND ALL OF THE

THINGS THEY SAID ABOUT IT IS

IMPOSSIBLE.

AND THEN SHE LOOKS AT ME,

AND SHE SAYS, I KNOW YOU.

IF YOU'RE NOT GOING TO TRY

IT, THEN YOU'RE GOING TO CIV

DRIVE YOURSELF CRAZY.

AND THEN YOU'RE GOING TO

DRIVE ME CRAZY, AND THEN

YOU'RE GOING TO DRIVE THE

ENTIRE FAMILY CRAZY.

SO GO AHEAD AND TRY IT.

Gordon: FOUR YEARS AND

SIX PROTOTYPES LATER, THE

CARDBOARD BICYCLE WAS READY

TO RIDE.

IT WEIGHS IN AT JUST

20 POUNDS, AND YET IT CAN

HOLD A 120-POUND RIDER.

AND IT IS COMPLETELY

WATER-PROOF.

MASS PRODUCTION WILL START

IN 2019, IT WILL COST ABOUT

$99 TO MAKE AND SELL FOR

ABOUT $60.

FOR PEOPLE OF DREAMS, IT

IS ALL THROUGH THE BIBLE.

THAT HAS ALWAYS BEEN OUR

METHODOLOGY AND THE JEWISH

PEOPLE.

GOD GIVES US DREAMS.

IT IS FOR MAN TO INTERPRET

THEM AND FOR MAN TO

EXPERIENCE THEM.

THAT'S REALLY THE ROOTS OF

MUCH OF OUR INNOVATION.

THE FACT THAT WE'RE SO FLUSH

FLOURISHING HERE IS A SIGN

IT IS GOD'S WILL.

THIS IS WHAT WAS SUPPOSED TO

HAPPEN.

THIS IS THE PLAN.

WE'RE GOOD PEOPLE.

WE'RE FAMILY-ORIENTED

PEOPLE.

WE HAVE AN INCREDIBLE ARMY

IN SOCIETY.

WE HAVE TO TELL OUR STORY

ABOUT WHO WE ARE RATHER THAN

ENGAGE IN CONSTANT BICKERING

OVER THE MIDDLE EAST

CONFLICT.

WE HAVE TO CONVEY WHAT THE

BEAUTY OF ISRAEL IS.

Gordon: A NATION OF

DREAMERS WHO BELIEVE ENOUGH

TO THINK THAT THEIR DREAMS

CAN BECOME REAL.

HERE IS WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS,

IF YOU WONDER WHY IS THIS

HAPPENING IN ISRAEL, READ

THE BIBLE.

IT IS IN PSALM 68: 34:

"ASCRIBE STRENGTH TO GOD.

HIS EXCELLENCE IS OVER

ISRAEL."

AND YOU GET TO CLAIM THAT

FOR YOURSELF AS WELL.

I HEAR A LOT OF HOPELESSNESS

IN AMERICA TODAY.

WE NEED TO REINVIGORATE OUR

ENTREPRENEURIAL SPIRIT AND

REALIZE GOD IS WITH US, AND

HE WANTS TO BLESS US.

IF WE JUST DREAM ENOUGH AND

BELIEVE THAT HE'LL BACK

THOSE DREAMS, WE CAN SEE THE

SAME CHANGES THAT ISRAEL HAS

SEEN.

ON MONDAY, WE'LL SHOW YOU

OTHER WAYS THAT ISRAEL

TECHNOLOGY HAS

REVOLUTIONIZED THE WORLD.

YOU CAN ALSO FIND OUT MORE

BY GOING TO OUR SPECIAL

SECTION ON cbn.com "MADE

IN ISRAEL" AND YOU CAN WATCH

ALL OF THE STORIES THERE.

WE'RE GOING TO BE COMING OUT

WITH A D.V.D.

AND, DON'T WORRY, MORE

STORIES ARE POURING IN.

I'LL HAVE THE UNIQUE

PLEASURE OF GOING BACK TO

ISRAEL TO SHOOT SOME MORE.

IT WILL BE GREAT.

Terry: DO YOU NEED

ANYBODY TO CARRY YOUR BAGS?

Gordon: I'M GETTING A

LOT OF REQUEST FOR THAT.

I WANT TO TRAVEL LIGHT.

Terry: MY BEST FRIEND.

OKAY, WELL, COMING UP, A NEW

MOM IN A BATTLE JUST TO

BREATHE.

I HEARD GURGLING IN MY

EARS.

I COULD ACTUALLY FEEL MYSELF

LOSING LIFE.

Terry: THIS WOMAN WAS

SCHEDULED FOR EMERGENCY

OPEN-HEART SURGERY.

SEE WHY THAT SURGERY NEVER

TOOK PLACE.

THAT'S NEXT.

Terry: YESTERDAY, AT

NOON, OUR STAFF GATHERED

TOGETHER IN THE REGENT

UNIVERSITY CHAPEL TO PRAY

FOR THE NEEDS OF YOU, OUR

CBN PARTNERS.

AND THE DREAM CENTER'S

CAROLINE BARNETT WAS THE

FEATURED SPEAKER.

TAKE A LOOK.

HERE IN AMERICA, WE HAVE

ALMOST 500,000 KIDS IN THE

FOSTER SYSTEM.

GUESS WHAT?

THERE ARE ALMOST 500,000

CHURCHES IN AMERICA.

AND I BELIEVE THE CHURCHES

CAN DO ALL THEY COULD TO

RALLY AROUND ONE FAMILY, TO

KEEP THEM TOGETHER OR HELP

HEAL THEM AND MAKE THEM

WHOLE.

GOD PROMISES WHEN YOU HELP

THOSE IN NEED, YOUR OWN

FREEDOM WILL COME, YOUR OWN

WOUNDS WILL BE HEALED, HE

WILL ANSWER YOUR PRAYERS

QUICKLY, AND HE WILL RENEW

YOUR STRENGTH.

WITH PROMISES LIKE THAT, YOU

KNOW, SIGN ME UP.

YOU RECEIVED HERE IN THIS

ROOM PRAYER REQUESTS FROM

PEOPLE WHO ARE SAYING MY

SPIRIT IS BROKEN.

WE'RE GOING TO HOLD THESE UP

TOWARDS HEAVEN.

WE THANK YOU, O LORD, THAT

OUT OF THE LIFE AND WORK AND

MINISTRY OF JESUS, WE CAN

NOW MINISTER HOPE TO THESE

WHO HAVE CALLED AND SAID I

AM WITHOUT HOPE.

WE ASK FOR SUPER NATURAL

MIRACLES TO HAPPEN IN THESE

CASES.

AMEN.

Terry: WE'RE IN THE

MIDDLE OF OUR "SEVEN DAYS

ABLAZE" CELEBRATION HERE AT

CBN.

IF YOU'RE ONE OF OUR

PARTNERS, YOU RECEIVED A

LETTER IN THE MAIL, AND IF

YOU WROTE YOUR PRAYER

REQUEST ON IT AND SENT IT

BACK, WE ARE PRAYING FOR

YOU.

IF YOU HAVEN'T HAD AN

OPPORTUNITY TO RECEIVE THIS

IN THE MAIL, YOU CAN CALL US

WITH YOUR PRAYER REQUEST.

THE NUMBER IS TOLL-FREE.

1-800-759-0700.

AND YOU CAN ALSO CONTACTS

CONTACT US BY GOING TO

CBN.COM.

WE'VE ALREADY HAD 86

ISREALI86,102 PRAYER

REQUESTS SENT IN.

Gordon: AND WE'RE GOING

TO TELL YOU STORY TO

INCREASE YOUR FAITH, TO

ENSURE YOU THAT GOD IS

WATCHING OVER YOU.

LATOYA JOHNSON WAS RELEASED

FROM THE HOSPITAL WITH A NEW

BABY.

A FEW DAYS LATER, SHE WOUND

UP THAT AGAIN, THIS TIME

STRUGGLING TO BREATHE.

THE DOCTORS DETERMINED SHE

NEEDED OPEN-HEART SURGERY,

AND THE FIRST PERSON SHE

CALLED FOR HELP WAS HER

PRAYING MOM.

I WOKE UP ABOUT 4:00 IN

THE MORNING.

AND I FELT LIKE I WAS TRYING

TO BREATHE UNDER WATER.

IT STARTED IN MY ABDOMEN,

AND IT JUST -- I COULD NOT

BEAR THE PAIN.

Reporter: FOR DAYS

AFTER GIVING BIRTH TO HER

SECOND CHILD, LATOYA JOHNSON

EXPERIENCED THE MOST

TERRIFYING NIGHT OF HER

LIFE.

I HEARD GURGLING IN MY

EARS, AND IT FELT LIKE I WAS

TRYING TO BREATHE UNDER

WATER.

Reporter: AND SHE

GAINED AN EXCESSIVE AMOUNT

OF WEIGHT, ESPECIALLY IN HER

LEGS AND FEET.

I KNEW THAT SOMETHING WAS

HORRIBLY WRONG.

I WAS TRYING TO DECIDE IF WE

NEEDED TO CALL 9-1-1 AND

HAVE THE AMBULANCE COME PICK

US UP, OR IF WE COULD MAKE

IT IN THE CAR.

I CHOSE IT WOULD PROBABLY BE

BEST IF WE JUST GET IN THE

CAR AND GO BECAUSE I FELT

LIKE I WAS FADING VERY

QUICKLY.

I REMEMBER LISTENING TO MY

HEART BEAT, AND IT JUST FELT

LIKE IT WAS STRUGGLING,

EVERY SINGLE BEAT.

IT WASN'T WORKING RIGHT.

I JUST THOUGHT, SOMETHING IS

WRONG WITH MY BODY, AND I'M

LOSING LIFE RIGHT NOW.

I COULD ACTUALLY FEEL MYSELF

LOSING LIFE.

WHEN I FIRST GOT INTO THE

E.R., THEY COULD TELL I WAS

HAVING TROUBLE BREATHING, SO

I WAS ADMITTED RIGHT AWAY.

Reporter: THE DOCTORS

PERFORMED SEVERAL TESTS.

THE DIAGNOSIS: CONGESTIVE

HEART FAILURE.

BUT THEY DIDN'T KNOW THE

CAUSE.

WHEN I WAS IN THE

HOSPITAL, I WAS JUST TRYING

TO STAY CALM BECAUSE I FELT

LIKE I DON'T THINK THEY CAN

HELP ME.

AND ALL OF THE TESTS THAT

THEY WERE DOING, THEY

WEREN'T FINDING AN ANSWER, I

FELT.

SO I WAS JUST TRYING TO STAY

PEACEFUL BECAUSE I DIDN'T

WANT TO PANIC IN MY LAST

MOMENTS.

SO I WAS JUST TRYING TO FEEL

THE PEACE OF GOD AND TRUST

HIM THROUGHOUT IT ALL.

Reporter: WHILE HER

HUSBAND, DAVID, WAS TAKING

CARE OF THEIR TWO CHILDREN,

SHE CALLED HER MOM.

I SAID, HEY, MOM, IT'S

JOYA.

AND SHE WAS LIKE, WHAT'S

GOING ON?

ARE YOU OKAY?

I SAID, I'M IN THE

HOSPITAL, AND I DON'T QUITE

KNOW WHAT'S GOING ON, BUT I

JUST WANTED TO GIVE YOU A

CALL SO YOU CAN JUST BEGIN

PRAYING AND MAKE SURE

EVERYTHING IS OKAY.

SHE SAID OKAY.

BUT AT THAT MOMENT I WAS ON

THE PHONE WITH HER, THE

DOCTOR CAME INTO THE ROOM.

I SAID, MOM, CAN YOU HOLD ON

FOR A MOMENT.

AND I DIDN'T PLACE HER ON

HOLD.

I JUST PUT THE PHONE DOWN IN

MY LAP.

HE CAME AND SAT DOWN AND

SAID, JOYA, YOU'RE GOING TO

HAVE OPEN-HEART SURGERY.

WE'RE GOING TO SENSUAL

SCHEDULE YOU FOR EMERGENCY

OPEN-HEART SURGERY.

AND THEN I HEARD THE DOCTOR

SAY TO HER THAT SHE HAD TORN

A VALVE IN HER HEART, AND

THAT THEY WERE GOING TO HAVE

TO -- THEY WERE GOING TO

HAVE TO FLY HER TO THE

SEATTLE HOSPITAL.

WE'RE GOING TO DO ONE

LAST TEST, AND WE THINK

THERE IS A TEAR IN YOUR

HEART AND THE VALVE OF YOUR

HEART, AND WE'RE GOING TO

TRY TO GO IN AND REPAIR THAT

TODAY.

AND HE IS EXPLAINING TO ME

THAT I'LL BE ON MEDICATION

THE REST OF MY LIFE.

AND I WON'T BE ABLE TO

BREASTFEED MY CHILD, WHO IS

ONLY FOUR DAYS OLD AT THIS

POINT.

I MEAN, THE NEWS THAT HE WAS

TELLING ME WAS DEVASTATING.

HE SAYS, OKAY, WE'RE GOING

TO DO ONE LAST TEST, AND

THEN WE'RE GOING TO COME

BACK AND GET YOU AND WE'RE

GOING TO TRANSPORT YOU SO

YOU CAN HAVE YOUR EMERGENCY

OPEN-HEART SURGERY.

AND I SAID OKAY.

AND THEN THE CONVERSATION

ENDED, AND JOYA GOT BACK ON

THE PHONE.

AND SHE SAYS, DID YOU HEAR

THAT?

AND I SAID, YES, I DID.

AND SO WE MADE A PLAN.

AND I SAID, OKAY, MOM, WE

HAVE ABOUT 15 MINUTES BEFORE

WE'RE BACK IN HERE BEFORE MY

NEXT TEST.

WE NEED TO PRAY.

I'M GOING TO CALL MY

PASTORS, YOU CALL WHO YOU

NEED TO HAVE PRAY, AND WE

HUNG UP.

WE HUNG UP, AND I GOT

DOWN ON MY KNEES AT MY

BEDSIDE.

AND I GOT THE PONE, AND

PHONE AND I CALLED "THE 700

CLUB."

AND THIS IS WHAT I SAID: ALL

I NEED IS SOMEBODY THAT WILL

BELIEVE GOD WITH ME BECAUSE

I ALREADY BELIEVE THAT GOD

CAN HEAL HER BODY.

Reporter: JOYA HAD THE

FINAL TEST, AN ECHO CARD

IOGRAPH BEFORE HER SURGERY.

SHE WAITED FOR AN HOUR FOR

THE RESULT FROM HER DOCTOR.

HE SAID, I DON'T KNOW

WHAT HAPPENED.

HE SAYS, WE DON'T SEE A TEAR

IN THE VALVE OF YOUR HEART.

AND I SAID, OKAY.

AND SO HE SAID, YOU DON'T

HAVE TO HAVE OPEN-HEART

SURGERY.

AND YOU'RE GETTING BETTER.

AND I'VE NEVER SEEN THIS

BEFORE.

WE DON'T UNDERSTAND WHY IT

WAS SO BAD AND WHY YOU'RE

GETTING SO MUCH BETTER THIS

FAST.

AND I JUST REMEMBER

THINKING, THANK YOU, GOD.

THANK YOU, GOD.

THANK YOU, GOD.

BECAUSE I REALIZED HE HEALED

MY HEART.

AND WE TALK ABOUT IT A LOT,

ABOUT GOD BEING A HEART

SURGEON, AND HE IS ABLE TO

DO HEART SURGERY, BUT WE

TALK ABOUT THAT IN AN

EMOTIONAL WAY.

O GOD, PLEASE CHANGE MY

HEART.

BUT TO KNOW THAT GOD CAN

CHANGE MY EMOTIONAL HEART

AND THAT HE CAN CHANGE MY

PHYSICAL HEART, THAT HE

LITERALLY DID HEART SURGERY

ON ME, WAS MIRACULOUS.

Reporter: TODAY THEIR

DAUGHTER, JORDAN, IS THREE,

AND THEIR SON, ISAIAH, IS

ONE AND A HALF.

IT IS JUST A PRIVILEGE TO

BE ABLE TO WATCH THEM GROW

UP.

WATCH THEM PLAY AND LEARN

HOW TO READ AND LEARN THEIR

NUMBERS, AND JUST TO BE A

PART OF THOSE MOMENTS.

SEEING ISAIAH WALK, AND

HEARING HIS FIRST WORDS.

AND WHEN I WAS IN THE

HOSPITAL, I DIDN'T THINK

THAT I WOULD HAVE THAT

OPPORTUNITY.

SO TO SEE MY BABY BOY

GROWING UP AND TO SEE MY

BABY GIRL IS A BLESSING.

AND IT'S SOMETHING THAT I

WILL ALWAYS TREASURE, EVERY

BREATH THAT I TAKE I

TREASURE.

I'M SO GRATEFUL.

Gordon: WHAT A

WONDERFUL STORY.

ASCRIBE STRENGTH TO GOD.

HIS EXCELLENCE IS OVER YOU.

AND DON'T LIMIT HIM, TO SAY,

WELL, HE'S GOOD FOR MY

EMOTIONAL NEEDS.

HE IS GOOD FOR ALL OF YOUR

NEEDS.

JESUS IS THE ANSWER TO EVERY

HUMAN NEED, WHETHER THAT IS

FINANCIAL, PHYSICAL,

EMOTIONAL, SPIRITUAL,

RELATIONAL.

HE IS THE ONE TO GO TO.

AND SO GIVE HIM THE

STRENGTH.

BELIEVE IN WHAT HE IS ABLE

TO DO.

TO SAY, MY GOD IS STRONG.

AND ALL I NEED IS SOMEONE TO

BELIEVE WITH ME.

AND WE BELIEVE IN THAT

BECAUSE THE BIBLE SAYS WHEN

TWO OR MORE AGREE TOUCHING

ANYTHING, IT SHALL BE DONE.

SO WE'RE GOING TO PRAY.

BEFORE WE PRAY, WE WANT TO

READ SOME OF THE REQUESTS

THAT HAVE COME IN.

HERE ARE ONES FROM THE

INTERNET.

WRITING IN SAYING WE WANT

HEALING FOR OUR BROKEN

MARRIAGE.

AND THEN HEALING FOR MY

9-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER.

SHE HAS WEAK MUSCLES.

AND THEN TO BE HEALED OF

SHINGLES IN THE FACE, THE

HEAD, THE LEFT EYE.

I KNOW HOW PAINFUL THAT IS.

WE'RE GOING TO BE PRAYING

FOR YOU.

WHAT DO YOU HAVE THERE?

Terry: HERE IS SOMEONE

ASKING FOR PROTECTION FOR

THEIR TWO SONS.

BOTH ARE ACTIVE DUTY MARINES

IN THE MIDDLE EAST.

SOMEONE ELSE SAYING MY BODY

IS LOSING IRON DUE TO

UNKNOWN BLEEDING.

AND SOMEONE ELSE SAYING

FINANCIAL BLESSINGS.

MY CHILDREN ARE DROPPING OUT

OF COLLEGE DUE TO LACK OF

FUNDS.

Gordon: ALL RIGHT.

LET'S PRAY.

JOIN WITH US.

IF YOU HAVE NEEDS, JUST JOIN

WITH US.

YOU DON'T HAVE TO WRITE IN.

YOU CAN JUST ANNOUNCE THEM

TO GOD RIGHT THERE.

AND SAY, GOD, I NEED THIS.

I BELIEVE IN OUT LOUD

PRAYERS THAT ARE SPECIFIC.

THIS IS WHAT I NEED.

DON'T PRAY PLEASE BLESS

ME -- THAT'S AN OKAY PRAYER,

BUT WHEN YOU'RE IN NEED,

PRAY THAT NEED, AND ASCRIBE

STRENGTH TO HIM, HAVE FAITH

IN HIM, THAT HE LOVES YOU

AND HE IS WATCHING OVER

YOU.

YOU DON'T HAVE TO ARGUE WITH

YOU OR TALK HIM INTO IT.

BECAUSE HE LOVES YOU, HE

WANTS TO PROVIDE THESE

THINGS TO YOU.

OUR FIGHT IS A FIGHT OF

FAITH, THAT WE WOULD BELIEVE

WHAT HE HAS ALREADY WRITTEN,

AND WHAT HE HAS ALREADY

PROMISED, AND THAT HE

WATCHES OVER THOSE

PROMISES.

TO DO WHAT?

TO PERFORM THEM.

SO LET HIM PERFORM THEM FOR

YOU TODAY.

LET'S PRAY.

LORD, WE JUST REACH OUT AND

COMING IN AGREEMENT.

YOUR WORD PROMISES THAT IF

TWO OR MORE AGREE TOUCHING

ANYTHING, SO WE REACH OUT IN

FAITH AND TOUCH THESE

REQUESTS.

AND WE COME INTO AGREEMENT

WITH THE PEOPLE ASKING, AND

WE SAY TO THEM, BE HEALED;

BE RESTORED; BE MADE WHOLE

NOW IN JESUS' NAME.

LORD, FOR PARLIAMENTS WHO

ARFAMILIES WHO ARE CRYING

OUT FOR PROTECTION OF THEIR

LOVED ONES WHO ARE ON

BATTLEFIELDS, WE PRAY FOR

PROTECTION.

WE PRAY FOR DELIVERANCE.

WE PRAY FOR SAFE RETURN.

WE PRAY FOR PEACE THAT

SURPASSES ALL UNDERSTANDING,

THAT YOU'RE WITH THEM AND

YOU'LL GUIDE THEM AND

PROTECT THEM.

FOR THOSE WHO HAVE THE PAIN

OF SHINGLES, WE REBUKE THAT

PAIN NOW AND WE SAY BE

HEALED.

FOR THOSE WHO HAVE WEAKNESS

IN THEIR BODY, WEAKNESS IN

MUSCLES, MUSCLE PAIN, BE

HEALED NOW.

BE RESTORED.

LET THE OIL OF ANOINTING

FLOW ALL OVER YOU, INTO

EVERY SINGLE CELL, AND LET

THERE BE LIFE IN YOUR BODY

NOW.

IN JESUS' NAME.

LORD, FOR MARRIAGES, TURN

HEARTS.

TURN HEARTS, LORD.

LET THE HARD HEARTS MELT

WITHIN THEM.

LET THEM TURN AND REALIZE

AND RENEW THE LOVE THAT THEY

HAVE.

LET THERE BE FORGIVENESS FOR

ANY HARSH WORDS.

LET THERE BE FORGIVENESS FOR

ANY MISTAKE.

LET YOUR LOVE FLOW BETWEEN

HUSBAND AND WIFE NOW.

IN JESUS' NAME.

TERRY, WHAT'S GOD SPEAKING

TO YOU?

Terry: ALSO, FOR THOSE

WITH FINANCIAL NEEDS, LORD.

WE ASK YOU WOULD BE THEIR JE

JEHOVAH JIREH.

THAT THOSE SCENARIOS THAT

SEEM SO IMPOSSIBLE ARE

EXACTLY THE ONES WHERE YOU

LIKE TO PROVIDE AND SHOW US

THAT IT WAS YOU ALL ALONG.

GOD, GIVE US GRATEFUL HEARTS

FOR WHAT YOU'VE BLESSED US

WITH, AND EYES THAT LOOK TO

YOU FOR OUR EVERY NEED,

LORD.

Gordon: THERE IS

SOMEONE WHO HAS BEEN IN A

CAR ACCIDENT, AND YOU'VE HAD

AN UNUSUAL INJURY IN YOUR

BACK.

SORT OF RANDOMLY, IN VARIOUS

PLACES ALONG YOUR SPINE,

VERTEBRA WERE BROKEN, BUT

NOT ALL OF THEM.

IT IS A PUZZLE TO YOU, AND A

PUZZLE TO THE DOCTORS, BUT

YOU'RE IN PAIN.

AND YOU'RE WONDERING DOES

GOD HEAR AND DOES HE SEE?

AND GOD DOES HEAR AND SEE,

AND HE IS HEALING YOUR BACK

NOW.

Terry: THERE IS SOMEONE

ELSE, YOU HAVE DEEP DISPAIR,

AND YOU'RE IN SUCH A DARK

PLACE.

AND YOU LONG -- YOU LONG TO

COME BACK TO THAT PLACE OF

REJOICING.

WELL, WEEPING ENDURES FOR A

NIGHT, BUT JOY COMETH IN THE

MORNING.

GOD'S WORD FOR YOU TODAY IS

THE JOY OF THE LORD IS YOUR

STRENGTH.

BEGIN TO PRAISE HIM AND

ACKNOWLEDGE THE BLESSINGS IN

YOUR LIFE, AND YOUR JOY WILL

BE RESTORED TO YOU.

Gordon: LORD, WE THANK

YOU FOR YOU ARE THE HEALER,

YOU ARE THE PROVIDER, YOU

ARE THE RESTORER.

YOU ARE THE ONE WHO RESTORES

OUR SOUL.

SO WE BLESS YOU FOR WHAT

YOU'VE DONE, FOR WHAT YOU

ARE DOING, AND WHAT YOU

CONTINUE TO DO.

FOR YOU ARE THE SAME

YESTERDAY, TODAY, AND

FOREVER.

THANK YOU, LORD.

THANK YOU FOR WHAT YOU'VE

DONE.

IN JESUS' NAME.

AMEN.

IF YOU'VE BEEN TOUCHED BY

GOD, WE WANT TO SHARE IN

YOUR GOOD REPORT.

SO GIVE US A CALL AND LET US

KNOW.

WE WANT TO SHARE THE STORY

OF WHAT GOD IS DOING IN THE

WORLD TODAY.

AND THAT WOULD BE YOUR

TESTIMONY.

SO GIVE US A CALL.

1-800-759-0700.

TERRY?

Terry: WELL, COMING UP

LATER, BEST-SELLING AUTHOR

JEJENTEZEN FRANKLIN.

AND HE IS GOING TO TALK

ABOUT WHAT COULD BE

SQUEEZING THE POWER OUT OF

YOUR PRAYER LIFE.

THAT'S AHEAD ON TODAY'S "700

CLUB."

WELCOME BACK TO

WASHINGTON FOR THIS CBN NEWS

BREAK.

ROBERT SCHULER HAS BEEN

DIAGNOSED WITH CANCER.

THE 86-YEAR-OLD IS

UNDERGOING TREATMENT FOR

ESOPHAGEAL CANCER, WHICH HAS

SPREAD TO HIS LYMPH NODES.

HIS DAUGHTER, SHEILA, MADE

THE ANNOUNCEMENT DURING A

RECENT SERMON.

SHE SAYS HER FATHER SAID HE

IS READY TO GO HOME TO BE

WITH JESUS, BUT DOCTORS SAY

WITH RADIATION AND

CHEMOTHERAPY, HE COULD LIVE

TWO MORE YEARS.

"OPERATION BLESSING" GARDEN

ING PROJECTS ARE HELPING

COMMUNITIES IN GUATEMALA.

ONE VILLAGE WAS BURIED IN

THREE INCHES OF BLACK ASH

WHEN A VOLCANO ERUPTED LAST

YEAR.

O.B. BROUGHT IN EXPERTS TO

TEACH VILLAGERS HOW TO BUILD

BEDS OUT OF BAMBOO.

FAMILIES ATTENDED WEEKLY

TRAINING ON FARMING,

FERTILIZERS, TRANSPLANTING

CROPS AND MANAGEMENT, AND

MUCH MORE.

AND THEY BROUGHT IN SOIL,

PLASTIC SHEETING, FEEDS, AND

ORGANIC FERTILIZER.

FAMILIES ARE NOW ABLE TO

GROW A VARIETY OF VEGETABLES

AND GROW EXTRA CROPS TO EARN

ADDITIONAL INCOME.

"OPERATION BLESSING" HAS

FACILITATED MORE PROJECTS IN

EL SALVADOR, PERU, KENYA,

AND RWANDA.

YOU CAN FIND OUT MORE ABOUT

"OPERATION BLESSING" BY

GOING TO THEIR WEBSITE AT

OB.ORG.

GORDON AND TERRY WILL BE

BACK WITH MORE OF "THE 700

CLUB" RIGHT AFTER THIS.

RUIN RUIN RWANDA

Terry: DO YOU FEEL AS

IF SOMETHING IS SQUEEZING

THE JOY OUT 6 YOU OUT OF

YOUR LIFE AND THE POWER FROM

YOUR PRAYERS.

AUTH JEAUTHOR JENTEZEN

FRANKLIN CALLS THAT THE

SPIRIT OF PYTHON.

Reporter: HE IS THE

PASTOR OF TWO CHURCHES.

TWICE A MONTH HE CONVERTS

BETWEEN A CHURCH IN GEORGIA

TO HIS CHURCH IN

CALIFORNIA.

HE IS ALSO THE HOST OF

"KINGDOM CONNECTION."

IN HIS SPARE TIME, HE IS AN

AUTHOR WITH A "NEW YORK

TIMES" BEST-SELLER TO HIS

CREDIT.

IN HIS LATEST BOOK, "THE

SPIRIT OF PYTHON," HE SHOWS

YOU HOW TO BREAK FREE FROM

PROBLEMS THAT GET YOU DOWN.

Terry: PLEASE WELCOME

BACK TO "THE 700 CLUB,"

JENTEZEN FRANKLIN.

IT IS GREAT TO HAVE YOU

HERE.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

IT IS GREAT TO BE BACK.

Terry: YOU SAY IN THE

"THE SPIRIT OF PYTHON."

YOU SAY MANY OF US ARE

ASTHMATIC --

THE APOSTLE PAUL

ENCOUNTERED A WOMAN WHO HAD

A SPIRIT OF DEVINATION.

IT IS THE ONLY BOOK THAT

GIVES THE NAME AND TYPE OF

AN EVIL SPIRIT.

SO THERE MUST BE SOMETHING

THERE.

A PYTHON IS A SNAKE THAT

DOESN'T KILL BY ITS BITE.

IT KILLS BY WRAPPING ITSELF

AROUND SOMEONE, IT'S VICTIM

OR PREY, AND SQUEEZING ITS

BREATH OUT.

I THOUGHT ABOUT HOW JESUS

BREATHED ON THE CHURCH AND

THE DISIPLES.

AND THE HOLY SPIRIT CAME

LIKE A MIGHTY, RUSHING

WIND.

THE ATTEMPT OF OUR ENEMY,

SATAN, IS TO SQUEEZE THE

SPIRITUAL LIFE AND BREATH

OUT OF THE CHURCH, OUT OF

OUR WALK, OUT OF OUR PRAYER

LIFE, AND OUT OF OUR

MARRIAGES AND FAMILIES.

Terry: SO YOU TALK A

LOT ABOUT THE ATTRIBUTES OF

THE PYTHON AND HOW IT

ATTACKS ITS VICTIM.

AND IT PAINTS A VERY VIVID

PICTURE.

AND ONE OF THE THINGS IS

THAT SOMETIMES IT IS LURKING

THERE, AND IT IS UPON YOU

BEFORE YOU EVEN REALIZE IT

IS.

HOW DO YOU RECOGNIZE WHEN

THIS SPIRIT IS COMING UPON

YOU, PRESENT IN YOUR LIFE.

WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS YOU

SHOULD LOOK FOR?

I THINK A LOT OF PEOPLE

ARE UNDER SPIRITUAL ATTACK.

I'M NOT A DEMON CHASER --

Terry: THE WORD SAYS

OUR ENEMY PROWLS AROUND.

AND PAUL SAYS, WE'RE NOT

DEALING WITH FLESH AND

BLOOD, BUT WITH SPIRITUAL

FORCES.

JUST LIKE A HEART ATTACK, IT

HAS WARNING SIGNS.

THERE ARE WARNING SIGNS OF A

SPIRITUAL ATTACK.

ONE OF THE WARNING SIGNS IS

LACK OF SPIRITUAL DESIRE.

YOU JUST LOSE THE WANT TO.

IT TAKES DISCIPLINE, BUT

THERE IS A DIFFERENCE.

WHEN YOU'RE UNDER ATTACK --

IT IS LIKE DAVID SAYS, AS

THE DEER PANTS FOR THE

WATER, I LONG FOR YOU.

BUT YOU LOSE THAT LONGING.

A PYTHON DOESN'T KILL ITS

VICTIM INSTANTLY.

LITTLE BY LITTLE, IT PUTS

THE SQUEEZE ON.

BEFORE YOU KNOW IT, YOU'RE

NOT GOING TO CHURCH.

BEFORE YOU KNOW IT, YOU

DON'T HAVE AN INTEREST IN

READING THE WORLD.

WORD.

BEFORE YOU KNOW IT, ALL OF

THE SPECIAL THINGS YOU DO TO

STAY ALIVE SPIRITUALLY,

YOU'RE JUST NEGLECTING THOSE

THINGS.

THAT'S ONE OF THE SIGNS.

I THINK ANOTHER SIGN IS WHEN

OLD INIQUITIES OR SINS THAT

YOU CONQUERED START COMING

BACK.

AND SUDDENLY YOU BEGIN TO

PICK UP THINGS YOU WERE ONCE

FREE FROM.

THAT'S A REAL SIGN YOU'RE

UNDER SPIRITUAL ATTACK.

Terry: YOU MENTIONED A

NUMBER OF SIGNS WE CAN LOOK

FOR.

ONCE WE SEE THOSE THINGS

PRESENT -- AND, YOU KNOW,

ONCE YOU'VE BEEN IN THE

SWEETNESS OF THE PRESENCE OF

THE LORD ON A REGULAR BASIS,

YOU FEEL IT WHEN THAT'S NOT

THERE.

AND SOMETIMES WE'RE

FRUSTRATED WITH IT.

WE THINK, HOW DID THIS

HAPPEN?

HOW DID I GET FAR AWAY FROM

MY FIRST LOVE?

SO WHAT DO WE DO WHEN WE

FEEL THAT?

I THINK THE KEY TO IT IS

IN, AGAIN, THE BOOK OF

ACTS.

AS PAUL AND CYRUS WERE GOING

TO THE HOUR OF PRAYER, GOING

TO THE TEMPLE TO PRAY,

THAT'S WHEN THE WOMAN WITH

THE SPIRIT OF PYTHON

ATTACKED THEM.

THE KEY TO IT IS PRAYER.

THE GREATEST TRAGEDY OF

PRAYERLESSNESS IS THE

UNEMPLOYMENT OF ANGELS.

WHEN WE DON'T PRAY, THE

ANGELS STAND IN THE

UNEMPLOYMENT LINE IN

HEAVEN.

JESUS PRAYED IN THE GARDEN,

AND AN ANGEL CAME.

PAUL PRAYED ON A SHIP IN THE

MIDDLE OF THE STORM, AND GOD

SENT BY A STANDBY ANGEL.

IT DOESN'T GUARANTEE YOU

WON'T GO THROUGH A STORM,

BUT HE CAN SEND HIS HELP TO

YOU TO STAND BY YOU.

Terry: TALK A LITTLE

BIT ABOUT THE STORMS BECAUSE

OFTEN IT IS RIGHT AT THAT

TIME, WHEN WE'RE RIGHT IN

THE POSITION OF GETTING

PREPARED FOR VICTORY THAT A

LOT OF THIS WILL COME.

YEAH.

MOST OF THE TIME A SPIRITUAL

ATTACK WILL HAPPEN RIGHT

AFTER A GREAT VICTORY OR

RIGHT BEFORE A GREAT

PROMOTION OR BREAKTHROUGH IN

YOUR LIFE.

IT IS THAT SERPENT WITH THE

SENSORS ON HIS TONGUE.

HE CAN SENSE SOMETHING GOOD

IS COMING IN OUR LIFE.

WHAT WE HAVE TO DO IS

UNDERSTAND THAT WHEN THE

ENEMY IS HITTING US, WE WERE

BUILT TO OUTLAST THE STORM.

YOU KNOW, HE SAID THE STORM

IS GOING TO COME.

AND IF YOUR HOUSE IS BUILT

ON THE ROCK, NOT A SAND

FOUNDATION, BUT ON THE SOLID

ROCK -- IN OTHER WORDS, YOU

WERE BUILT TO OUTLAST THE

STORM.

JESUS KNEW YOU WOULD BE

GOING THROUGH WHAT YOU'RE

GOING THROUGH.

HE KNEW THE BAD DIAGNOSIS OR

THE PROBLEMS IN YOUR FAMILY

OR THE FINANCIAL

DIFFICULTIES PEOPLE ARE

FACING.

HIS WORD TO US IS IF YOU

WILL PRAY, IF YOU'LL BE

FILLED WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT,

WHICH IS THE BREATH OF GOD.

IT IS NOT BY MIGHT, NOT MY

POWER.

IT IS BY THE BREATH, THE

SPIRIT OF GOD.

THAT'S HOW YOU STAY FREE.

THAT'S HOW YOU

BREAKTHROUGH.

THAT'S HOW YOU SEE THE

MOUNTAINS MOVE.

I'M AFRAID EVEN IN OUR

CHURCHES, THE ENEMY WANTS US

TO BE SO PROGRAMMED AND

PROFESSIONAL, AND IN OUR

MINISTRIES, THAT WE MISS

THAT MISSING INGREDIENT

CALLED THE HOLY SPIRIT.

I DON'T WANT THE ENEMY TO

CHOKE THE HOLY SPIRIT OUT OF

OUR MINISTRY.

I NEED THE HOLY SPIRIT.

Terry: AND YOU TALK

ABOUT PREVAILING PRAYER AS

WELL.

THAT WE NEED TO HUNKER DOWN

IN THOSE MOMENTS OF PRAYER

AND TO HANG ON UNTIL WE COME

TO THE OTHER SIDE.

YOU KNOW, WHEN YOU READ

THE BIBLE -- I TEACH IN THE

BOOK WHEN YOU READ THE

BIBLE, YOU'RE BREATHING IN

THE BREATH OF GOD.

BUT WHEN YOU PRAY, YOUR

EXHALING.

YOU CAN'T JUST BREATHE IN

AND HOLD IT.

YOU HAVE TO EXHALE.

READING THE WORD IS THE

SPIRITUAL BREATH TO YOUR

SPIRIT, AND PRAYER IS

EXHALING, AND THAT KEEPS YOU

ALIVE.

Terry: THE BOOK IS

CALLED "THE SPIRIT OF

PYTHON."

THIS, BY THE WAY, IS WHAT IT

LOOKS LIKE.

IT IS AVAILABLE WHERE BOOKS

ARE SOLD.

AND JENTZEN IS OUR FEATURED

SPIRIT AT REGENT CHAPEL

TODAY.

PLUS, WE HAVE A WEBSITE

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH HIM

ON CBN.COM.

SO LOG ON TO cbn.com AND

CLICK "IN THE GREEN ROOM."

GREAT TO HAVE YOU WITH US.

THANK YOU.

Terry: WE'RE GOING TO

HAVE MORE OF "THE 700 CLUB,"

SO STAY WITH US.

WE'LL BE BACK AFTER THIS.

Gordon: THE LATEST

EPISODE OF "SUPERBOOK" IS

THE STORY OF ESTHER, FOR

SUCH A TIME AS THIS.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE IT, ALL

YOU HAVE TO DO IS JOIN THE

"SUPERBOOK" D.V.D. CLUB, AND

WE'LL SEND YOU NOT JUST ONE

COPY, BUT WE'LL SEND YOU

THREE.

AND EVERY TIME A NEW EPISODE

OF "SUPERBOOK" IS RELEASED,

YOU'LL BE THE PIRS TO GET

FIRST TO GET IT, EVEN BEFORE

WE BROADCAST IT.

IF YOU WANT TO GET CAUGHT UP

ON THE SERIES, ALL YOU HAVE

TO DO IS GO TO cbn.com AND

YOU CAN CLICK ON THE PAST

EPISODES.

AND IF YOU'RE ALREADY A

MEMBER, WE'LL SEND YOU THREE

COPIES OF IT.

IF YOU DON'T WANT TO JOIN

THE CLUB, EACH ONE IS

AVAILABLE FOR A GIFT OF

$25.

WE WANT TO USE THESE FUNDS

TO GET THE STORIES OF THE

BIBLE TO THE CHILDREN OF THE

WORLD.

WE'RE LOOKING AT 38

DIFFERENT LANGUAGES, AND

WE'RE ALREADY WELL UNDER WAY

IN TRANSLATION.

WE STARTED OUR BROADCASTS IN

ARABIC, THROUGHOUT THE

MIDDLE EAST, AND IN TAGALOG

AND ENGLISH BE IN THE

PHILIPPINES.

THE PHILIPPINES, I JUST GOT

A REPORT THIS MORNING THAT

19 MILLION PEOPLE HAVE SEEN

THESE STORIES IN JUST THE

FIRST THREE MONTHS OF

BROADCAST.

THAT IS A PHENOMENAL PRAISE

REPORT.

BE PART OF IT.

BE PART OF BRINGING THE

BIBLE TO THE CHILDREN OF THE

WORLD.

AND CALL US,

1-800-759-0700.

WELL, WE LEAVE YOU WITH

THESE WORDS FROM JESUS,

THESE ARE FROM THE GOSPEL OF

JOHN: "IF YOU ASK ANYTHING

IN MY NAME, I WILL DO IT."

TAKE THAT NAME SERIOUSLY,

AND REALIZE YOUR AN

AMBASSADOR OF THE KING, AND

YOU'RE AUTHORIZED TO SPEAK

BELIEF IN HIS NAME.

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