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The 700 Club - Sept. 13, 2013

Gordon Robertson travels to Vienna, Austria, to explore the first attempt by the Islamic Ottoman Empire to invade the city of Vienna. Plus, a lung condition threatened Marty's quality of life until a prayer on The 700 Club led to a miracle. Read Transcript


OUT NUMBERED, AGAINST THE

ARMIES OF ISLAM.

THE ATROCITIES WILL BLOW

YOUR MIND.

Gordon: THE BATTLE FOR

THE HEART OF THE HOLY ROMAN

EMPIRE.

ON TODAY'S "700 CLUB."

GOD IS ON OUR SIDE.

*

Gordon: WELCOME TO "THE

700 CLUB."

THE RAIN IS STILL FALLING IN

COLORADO, AND THE THREAT OF

FLOODING IS VERY REAL.

SO THE STATE GOVERNMENT IS

URGING THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE

TO EVACUATE THEIR HOMES.

AT LEAST THREE PEOPLE

HAVE BEEN KILLED, AND SOME

TOWNS ARE COMPLETELY CUT OFF

BY THE RAGING WATERS.

CHARLENE ISRAEL HAS THE

STORY.

Reporter: TORRENTIAL

DOWNPOURS CONTINUE AS

MASSIVE FLOODING WREAKS

HAVOC VISIT PARTS OF

COLORADO.

AT LEAST SIX INCHES OF RAIN

FELL IN JUST 12 HOURS,

FLOODING HOMES AND THE

UNIVERSITY OF BOULDER,

COLORADO.

HIGHWAYS AND ROADS HAVE BEEN

TURNED INTO RIVERS, CAUSING

STREETS TO CAVE, TRAPPING

DRIVERS INSIDE THEIR CARS.

WE WERE ABLE TO USE ROPES

TO STABILIZE THE VEHICLES

FIRST, AND THEN WE HAD THE

RESCUE BOATS, AND WE WERE

ABLE TO BREAK IT AND PULL

THEM OUT.

Reporter: PEOPLE LIVING

IN BOULDER WERE ORDERED TO

EVACUATE AFTER A CREEK HAD

BEEN RISING TO DANGEROUS

LEVELS.

NORTH OF BOULDER, FAILING

DAMS TRAPPED ONE FAMILY IN

THE ATTIC OF THEIR HOME.

REMOTE MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES

HAVE BEEN COMPLETELY CUT OFF

BY WASHED-OUT ROADS.

MUDSLIDES AND ROCKSLIDES

HAVE ALSO BEEN REPORTED.

AND RESPONDERS ARE TRYING TO

MAKE THEIR WAY TO THE MOST

EFFECTIVE AREAS.

THE FLASHFLOODS HAVE TURNED

DEADLY, CLAIMING THE LIVES

OF SEVERAL PEOPLE.

ONE PERSON WAS KILLED WHEN

THEIR CAR WAS SWEPT AWAY BY

FLOODWATERS.

WE KNOW THAT WE HAVE LOST

LIVES.

WE ANTICIPATE THAT AS THE

DAY GOES ON, THAT WE MAY

FIND THAT WE'VE LOST

OTHERS.

Reporter: THURSDAY

PRESIDENT OBAMA APPROVED

FEDERAL DISASTER RELIEF FOR

THIS STATE, AFTER A REQUEST

FROM COLORADO'S GOVERNOR.

I WISH IT WOULD JUST STOP

RAINING.

COLORADO IS TYPICALLY DRY,

AND WE ALWAYS PRAY FOR

RAIN.

I THINK WE GOT OUR WISH AND

THEN SOME.

Reporter: CHARLENE

ISRAEL, CBN NEWS.

Gordon: LET ME ECHO

THAT.

LET'S PRAY THAT THAT RAIN

WOULD STOP.

NORMALLY YOU DO PRAY FOR

RAIN, BUT IN THIS INSTANCE,

THE RAIN NEEDS TO STOP.

IN OTHER TA NEWS, THE

UNITED STATES IS TRYING TO

FIND A DIPLOMATIC WAY OUT OF

THE SYRIAN CRISIS, SO FAR

THAT HASN'T BEEN EASY.

Reporter: NO SURPRISES

HERE.

THE UNITED STATES AND RUSSIA

DON'T SEE EYE TO EYE ABOUT

WHAT TO DO ABOUT SYRIAN

CHEMICAL WEAPONS.

RUSSIA HAS OFFERED TO

QUARANTINE AND DESTROYED

SYRIA'S WEAPONS, BUT SYRIA

WANTS A MONTH TO PROVIDE

INFORMATION ABOUT THEIR

CHEMICAL STOCKPILES, KERRY

REJECTED THAT IDEA AND SAYS

THEY NEED TO HAND OVER

WEAPONS IMMEDIATELY.

MUSLIMS IN EGYPT KILLED TWO

CHRISTIAN MEN FOR FAILING TO

PAY AN ISLAMIC TAX.

THEY ARE DEMANDING THAT

CHRISTIANS PAY AJIJI.

BUT THE TAX IS SO HIGH

THERE, MANY CHRISTIANS

SIMPLY CAN'T AFFORD IT.

THE VOICE OF THE MARTYRS

REPORTS THAT A MUSLIM MAN

DEMANDED THAT A CHRISTIAN

MAN PAY HIM NEARLY THE EQIFL

LEAP EQUIVALENT OF $1500.

WHEN HE DIDN'T COME UP WITH

THE MONEY, SEVERAL MUSLIMS

CAME TO HIS HOME AND SHOT

HIM AND HIS BROTHER TO

DEATH.

al-QAEDA LEADER AYMAN

AL-ZAWAHIRI IS ORDERING ON

MILITANTS TO CARRY OUT SMALL

AND LARGE STRIKES, AND TO

FIND ANY OPPORTUNITY TO,

QUOTE,"BLEED AMERICA

FINANCIALLY."

A NEW MOVEMENT BEGINS THIS

SATURDAY AND ITS ORGANIZERS

HOPE IT WILL BECOME A

NATIONAL EVENT.

IT IS AN OPPORTUNITY TO

MOURN THE VICTIMS OF

ABORTION.

AND AS PAUL STRAND EXPLAINS,

MANY OF THOSE VICTIMS ARE

BURIED TOGETHER IN MASS

GRAVES.

Reporter: IF YOU SHOULD

COME UPON A GRAVE MARKER

WITH MANY NAMES, TAKE NOTE

BECAUSE THERE IS A GOOD

CHANCE IT IS FILLED WITH

UNBORN CHILDREN KILLED AT A

NEARBY ABORTION MILL.

LIKE THIS GRAVE, CONTAINING

35 LITTLE ONES IN ELKTON.

THEY'RE BURIED RIGHT HERE

IN A COMMON CASKET, ALL 35

OF THEM.

THEY'RE ALL NAMED HERE,

BEAUTIFUL CHRISTIAN NAMES.

CHRISTINE, CARL,

CHRISTOPHER, AND SO FORTH,

ALL 35 OF THEM.

Reporter: MARYLAND

PRO-LIFE LEADER TOLD US

ABOUT THE ABORTIONIST WHO

USED TO WORK IN THIS

BUILDING.

HE TOLD US ABOUT A LATE-

LATE-TERM ABORTIONIST.

THE AUTHORITIES HERE IN

ELKTON BECAME SUSPICIOUS,

AND THEY RAIDED THE ABORTION

MILL ABOUT A BLOCK AND A

HALF FROM THE COURTHOUSE, A

BLOCK AND A HALF FROM THE

HOSPITAL.

THAT'S WHEN THEY FOUND THE

35 ABORTED BABIES.

Reporter: SUCH BABIES

WILL BE REMEMBERED AT SOLEMN

GRAVE-SIDE VIGILS ON

SEPTEMBER 14th.

IT IS CALLED THE NATIONAL

DAY OF MOURNING FOR ARE

ABORTED BABIES.

THEY WERE HUMAN BEINGS

FROM THE MOMENT OF

CONCEPTION.

AND THEY DESERVE TO BE MEM

RATED.

Reporter: ORGANIZERS

SAY IF THEY CAN GET

THOUSANDS TO REMEMBER THE

DEATHS OF THESE LITTLE ONES,

IT CAN HELP AWAKEN THE COST

OF THE LITTL PEOPLE.

EVERY DAY IN AMERICA,

3500 BABIES ARE KILLED,

MURDERED, IF YOU WILL, BY

SURGICAL ABORTION.

WE WANT THE WHOLE WORLD TO

KNOW IT.

WHAT A SHAME, WHAT A STIGMA

THIS IS ON AMERICA.

Reporter: PAUL STRAND,

CBN NEWS, ELKTON, MARYLAND.

IF YOU WANT TO FIND OUT

MORE ABOUT THESE ABORTIONS,

YOU CAN GO TO OUR WEBSITE

AT CBNNEWS.COM.

MORE AND MORE HIGH SCHOOL

SENIORS ARE GETTING INTO

CARS AFTER SMOKING

MARIJUANA.

RESEARCHERS FOUND AN

ESTIMATED 28% OF HIGH SCHOOL

SENIORS DROVE A CAR IN THE

PAST TWO WEEKS OR RODE WITH

SOMEONE WHO HAD USED

MARIJUANA OR ALCOHOL.

THAT IS ACCORDING TO DATA

FROM THE "MONITORING THE

FUTURE" PROJECT.

THE NUMBER OF STUDENTS WHO

SMOKE MARIJUANA AND THEN

DRIVE HAS BEEN GOING UP.

CBN'S "SUPERBOOK" WILL SOON

BE ON TELEVISION SCREENS IN

THE WORLD'S LARGEST MUSLIM

COMPANY.

SOME INDONESIAN SCHOOL KIDS

RECENTLY RECEIVED A PREVIEW

OF THE EMMY NOMINATED

SERIES.

Reporter: THE CBN

"SUPERBOOK" TEAM ARE TOURING

SEVERAL SCHOOLS IN

INDONESIA.

MARK McCLENDON SAYS THE

"SUPERBOOK" BROADCAST WILL

BE HISTORY.

NEVER BEFORE IN THE

HISTORY OF MISSIONS IN

INDONESIA HAS THERE BEEN AN

OPPORTUNITY LIKE THIS.

WHERE YOU CAN PRESENT

CHRIST, AND YOU CAN PRESENT

CHRIST IN CONTEXT OF THE

ENTIRE BIBLE.

THE WHOLE MISSION OF THE

HEART OF GOD.

YEAH.

Reporter: "SUPERBOOK"

HAS BEEN TRANSLATED INTO

BAHASA, THE INDONESIAN

LANGUAGE.

IT IS SO COOL.

AND GIZMO LIGHTS UP IN THE

INDONESIAN LANGUAGE, AND

KIDS JUST GO WILD.

Reporter: IT PREMIERES

SEPTEMBER 14th ON M.M.C.

TV.

THEY RUN 80% OF THE

COUNTRY'S TOP CHILDREN'S

PROGRAMS.

THIS IS THE FIRST TIME

"SUPERBOOK" HAS BEEN

PROMOTED HERE IN INDONESIA.

WHAT IS INTERESTING, THERE

IS A VERY ENTHUSIASTIC

RESPONSE FROM ALL OF THE

CHILDREN HERE.

AMONG THESE STUDENTS ARE

MUSLIMS LISTENING AND GIVEN

THE OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN

ABOUT GOD'S WORD IN

ANIMATION.

Reporter: THE MUSLIM

PARENTS SAY THEY LIKE THEIR

CHILDREN TO LEARN THE VALUES

THEY SEE IN CHRISTIAN

CHILDREN.

THEY ALLOW THEIR CHILDREN TO

STUDY CHRISTIAN RELIGION

BECAUSE THEY BELIEVE IT IS

JUST LIKE ANY OTHER

SUBJECT.

THE STUDENTS GAVE THEIR FULL

ATTENTION AS THEY WATCHED

THE FIRST "SUPERBOOK"

EPISODE.

NOT ONLY WERE THEY DELIGHTED

WITH THE STATE-OF-THE-ART

ANIMATION, BUT THEY WERE

ALSO MOVED BY THE STORY.

I PRAY THAT I WILL NOT

FIGHT ANYMORE WITH MY

BROTHER, AND I WILL STOP

SPEAKING BAD WORDS.

I'M EXCITED BECAUSE I

KNOW THAT KIDS EVERYWHERE

ARE GOING TO BE SINGING

"JESUS COME OUT *

THAIR THEY'RE GOING TO

BE SINGING THE "SUPERBOOK"

THEME.

Reporter: LUCILLE

BALOSEN, CBN NEWS, JAKARTA.

GORDON, TO SEE SO MANY

INDONESIAN SCHOOL CHILDREN

SO EXCITED ABOUT

"SUPERBOOK," CLEARLY THIS IS

AN EXCITING PROJECT.

Gordon: IT IS A GREAT

WAY TO BREAK IN THE WEEKEND,

AND THAT'S GOING TO LAUNCH

THIS WEEKEND IN INDONESIA.

THE LARGEST IN TERMS OF

POPULATION AND IN TERMS OF

LAND AREA, THE LARGEST

MUSLIM COUNTRY IN THE

WORLD.

JUST IMAGINE, ALL OF THE

STORIES OF THE BIBLE BEING

TRANSLATED IN THEIR

LANGUAGE.

AND ALL OF THE SUPPORT, ALL

IN BAHAFA, INDONESIA, FOR

THAT COUNTRY.

IF YOU WANT TO HELP GET THE

STORIES OF THE BIBLE TO THE

CHILDREN OF THE WORLD, ALL

YOU HAVE TO DO IS JOIN THE

"SUPERBOOK" D.V.D., AND YOU

GET COPIES OF THE EPISODES

AS SOON AS THEY'RE

RELEASED.

IN FACT, YOU'LL BE FIRST IN

LINE TO GET THEM.

RIGHT NOW WE'VE GOT THE

STORY OF ESTHER IN SEASON

TWO AVAILABLE.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE THAT, ALL

YOU HAVE TO DO IS ANY, I

WANT TO JOIN.

HOW MUCH IS IT?

$25.

EVERY TIME AN EPISODE IS

RELEASED, WE'LL CHARGE YOUR

CREDIT CARD OR DEBIT CARD,

AND WE'LL RUSH IT OUT TO

YOU.

YOU GET NOT JUST ONE COPY,

BUT YOU GET THREE.

SO YOU CAN SHARE IT WITH

YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY AND

YOUR CHURCH AS WELL.

IF YOU WANT TO BE PART OF

TAKING THE STORIES OF THE

BIBLE TO THE CHILDREN OF THE

WORLD -- WE'LL GET THE MAP

UP AND SHOW YOU THE 38

LANGUAGES THAT WE'RE DOING

RIGHT NOW.

AND PROBABLY BY JUNE, JULY,

WE'LL BE FULLY RELEASED.

WE ALREADY RELEASED IN THE

PHILIPPINES.

WE ARE RELEASING THIS

WEEKEND IN INDONESIA.

WE RELEASED IN ARABIC, AND

SOON AS FA FARSI.

AND RUSSIA WILL HAPPEN IN

EASTER, THE UKRAINE IN

EASTER.

IT IS WONDERFUL TO SAY WE'RE

GETTING THE STORIES OF THE

BIBLE TO THE CHILDREN OF THE

WORLD IN A WAY THEY'LL LOVE

TO HEAR.

IF YOU WANT TO BE A PART OF

IT, CALL US.

1-800-759-0700, AND SAY,

YES, I WANT TO JOIN THE

"SUPERBOOK" D.V.D. CLUB.

WENDY?

Wendy: COMING UP, 1700

SOLDIERS TAKE ON AN ARMY OF

75,000.

THE ONSLAUGHT OF THE

ISLAMIC EMPIRE WAS STOPPED.

SO IT WAS AN EXAMPLE THEY

CAN BE BEATEN.

NOW WE KNOW THESE WILD

PEOPLE CAN BE STOPPED, AND

WE CAN DO IT, AND WE KNOW

HOW GOD IS ON OUR SIDE.

Wendy: SEE HOW A

HANDFUL OF FIGHTERS SINGLE

HANDED STOPPED THE FIGHT OF

ISLAM.

NEXT.

Gordon: IN 2010,

WikiLEAKS PUBLISHED A

SERIES OF DIPLOMATIC CABLES

THAT REVEALED SOME

CONTROVERSIAL STATEMENTS

MADE BY POLITICIANS IN

TURKEY.

AMONG THEM, TURKEY WANTS TO

REESTABLISH PARTS OF THE

OTTOMAN EMPIRE, JOIN THE

E.U., AND SPREAD ISLAM IN

EUROPE.

AND THEN THE BIG ONE, AVENGE

THE DEFEAT AT THE SIEGE OF

VIENNA.

THAT'S A REFERENCE TO

BATTLES FOUGHT IN VIENNA

BETWEEN CHRISTIAN EUROPEANS

AND ISLAMIC ARMIES.

THE FIRST ONE TOOK PLACE IN

1529, WHEN THE OTTOMAN TURKS

MARCHED TO VIENNA WITH ONE

GOAL: TO CONQUER WESTERN

EUROPE.

IN THE SPRING OF 1529, AN

ARMY OF 75,000 MEN LEFT THE

OTTOMAN CAPITOL OF ISTANBUL,

AND HEADED FOR THE HEART OF

THE HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE, THE

CITY OF VIENNA.

TO CONQUER VIENNA WAS

SORT OF THE GATEWAY INTO

WESTERN EUROPE.

IF YOU WERE ABLE TO TAKE

VIENNA, LIKELY OTHER AREAS

WOULD FALL QUICKLY.

Gordon: THE OTTOMAN

LEADER, SULAMAN THE

MAGNIFICENT, HAD ALREADY

CONQUERED MUCH OF EASTERN

EUROPE, AND NOW HIS ARMY

MARCHED UNDEFEATED TOWARDS

THE WEST, TO CLAIM IT IN THE

NAME OF ISLAM.

AN AUSTRIAN LEADER DESCRIBED

THE MUSLIMS' MARCH OF TERROR

THROUGH EUROPE.

MANY THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE

WERE MURDERED OR DRAGGED

INTO SLAVERY.

CHILDREN WERE CUT OUT OF

THEIR MOTHER'S WOMBS AND

STUCK ON PIPES.

YOUNG WOMEN ABUSED TO DEATH

AND THEIR CORPSES LEFT ON

THE HIGHWAY.

THE ATROCITIES WILL BLOW

YOUR MIND.

PUTTING CHILDREN ON.

IPIKES IS ONE THING.

OFTEN THEY WOULD TAKE

CHRISTIANS THEY LIKED AND

FORCED THEM TO BECOME

MUSLIMS.

IF THEY DIDN'T, THEY WOULD

BE TORTURED, WHICH INCLUDED

GOUGING THEIR EYES AND

THROWING THEM IN FIRE.

ANYTHING YOUR MIND CAN

ENVISION WENT ON THEN.

Gordon: THE AUSTRIANS

PLEADED FOR HELP FROM THE

HOLY EMPEROR, CHARLES THE

FIFTH.

BUT HE DISMISSED THE DANGER

IN VIENNA.

AS A COURTESY, HE SENT A FEW

TROOPS TO PROTECT THE CITY,

JUST 1700 SOLDIERS TO FIGHT

AN ARMY OF 75,000.

IN LATE SEPTEMBER, THE TURKS

ARRIVED IN VIENNA AND SET UP

CAMP HERE, OUTSIDE THE

CITY.

BUT IT WASN'T LONG BEFORE

THEY REALIZED THEIR GREATEST

ENEMY WASN'T THE EUROPEAN

ARMY.

IT WAS THE WEATHER.

THAT AUTUMN WAS UNUSUALLY

COLD AND RAINY.

SULAMAN'S SECRETARY

DESCRIBED THE MISERABLE

CONDITIONS IN HIS DIARY.

IT RAINED SO HEAVILY SOME OF

THE MEN AND CA CAMELS WERE

SWEPT AWAY BY THE WATER.

THE RAIN SOAKED THE TURKS'

GUN POWDER, MAKING IT

USELESS.

AND THE HEAVY FLOODS FORCED

THEM TO LEAVE MOST OF THEIR

HEAVY CANNONS BEHIND, A

DECISION THEY WOULD LATER

REGRET.

THE OTTOMAN TROOPS

SURROUNDED THE CITY, AND THE

SULTAN ISSUED AN ULTIMATUM

TO THE PEOPLE OF VIENNA.

LET IT BE KNOWN IF YOU

BECOME MUSLIMS, NOTHING WILL

HAPPEN TO YOU.

BUT IF YOU OFFER RESISTANCE,

THEN BY ALLAH, THE MOST

SUBLIME, YOUR CITY WILL BE

REDUCED TO ASHES AND YOUNG

AND OLD SLAUGHTERED.

THAT WAS THE TRADITIONAL

INVITATION, AS IT WAS

CALLED, PRECEDING THE

WARFARE.

JOIN US AND BECOME MUSLIMS

AND RENOUNCE YOUR CHRIST, OR

WE'RE GOING TO START

ATTACKING YOU.

Gordon: SULAMAN WARNED

IN LESS THAN TWO WEEKS, HE

WOULD CELEBRATE HIS VICTORY

WITH BREAKFAST INSIDE

VIENNA'S LARGEST CHURCH,

ST. STEVEN'S CATHEDRAL,

AFTER HE TURNED IT INTO A

MOSQUE.

THE PEOPLE OF VIENNA STOOD

THEIR GROUND, AND IGNORED BY

THEIR OWN EMPEROR, THEY

REALIZED NO MORE HELP WAS

COMING.

AND THEY WERE THE ONLY THING

STANDING BETWEEN EUROPE AND

THE ARMIES OF ISLAM.

INSIDE ST. STEVEN'S, THE

EUROPEAN SOLDIERS GATHERED

TO PLAN AND TO PRAY.

THEY ALSO TOOK AN OATH OF

LOYALTY.

NOBLE AND COMMON COMPANIONS

AT ARMS SWORE TO REMAIN IN

THE CITY AS LONG AS THERE

WAS STILL LIFE IN THEIR

BODIES AND TO DIE ALONGSIDE

ONE ANOTHER FOR THE

CHRISTIAN FAITH.

AFTER A FEW DAYS, SULAMAN

GAVE THE ORDER TO ATTACK.

TWICE THE OTTOMANS ADVANCED

TOWARDS VIENNA, AND TWICE

THE AUSTRIANS TURNED THEM

BACK.

WITH NO HEAVY ARTILLERY, THE

TURKS HAD TO FIND A

DIFFERENT WAY INTO THE

CITY.

SO THEY STARTED A WHOLE NEW

WAR UNDERGROUND.

HUNDREDS OF TURKS TUNNELLED

UNDER THE CITY AND PLANTED

EXPLOSIVES TO BLOW UP THE

GATES OF VIENNA.

BUT THE EUROPEANS CAME UP

WITH A CREATIVE WAY TO FIND

THE BOMBS.

THEY PLACED BARRELS OF WATER

IN THE CELLARS, ALONG THE

CITY WALL, AND WATCHED THE

VIBRATIONS IN THE WATER TO

SEE WHERE THE TURKS WERE

TUNNELLING.

THIS WAY THEY FOUND MOST OF

THE MINES BEFORE THEY

EXPLODED.

THERE IS NO QUESTION THAT

THE EUROPEANS WERE

OUTNUMBERED, BUT WHAT THEY

LACKED IN MANPOWER, THEY

MADE UP FOR IN CREATIVITY.

FROM INSIDE THE CATHEDRAL,

THEY WAGED A PSYCHOLOGICAL

WAR AGAINST THE TURKS, AND

THEIR MOST POWERFUL WEAPON

WAS DISINFORMATION.

THEAUSTRIANS PLANTED SPIES

WHO LED THE TURKS TO BELIEVE

THEY HAD REENFORCEMENT ON

THE WAY.

AND THEN THROUGHOUT THE DAY

AND NIGHT THEY SHOUTED AND

BLEW THEIR TRUMPETS TO

CONFUSE THE TURKS.

ACCORDING TO THE SULTAN'S

DIARY, THEIR PLAN WAS

WORKING.

SULAMAN BELIEVED THE HOLY

ROMAN EMPEROR HIMSELF WAS

BEHIND THE CITY WALLS WITH

AN ARMY OF THOUSANDS.

ST. MICHAEL'S DAY ARRIVED

WITH ANOTHER HEAVY

RAINSTORM.

THIS WAS THE DAY SULAMAN

BOASTED HE WOULD BE EATING

BREAKFAST FROM INSIDE THE

CATHEDRAL.

BUT IN REALITY, THE TURKS

WERE NO CLOSER TO CAPTURING

THE CITY.

AND AS THE RAIN POURED DOWN

ON THE OTTOMAN TENTS, THE

AUSTRIANS SENT A MESSAGE TO

THE SULTAN FROM INSIDE THE

CATHEDRAL: YOUR BREAKFAST IS

GETTING COLD.

TWO WEEKS INTO THE SIEGE,

THE OTTOMAN ARMY WAS IN

DISARRAY.

THE SOLDIERS WERE TIRED,

SICK, AND RUNNING OUT OF

FOOD.

BY NOW THEIR COMMANDERS HAD

TO BEAT THEM WITH STICKS

JUST TO KEEP THEM ON THE

BATTLEFIELD.

THE OTTOMANS DECIDED TO

LAUNCH ONE FINAL ATTACK.

THIS TIME USING THE SULTAN'S

ELITE TROOPS, THE JANI

JANISARY.

TWO DAYS LATER, THE TURKS

STORMED THE CITY.

BUT THEY WERE NO MATCH FOR

THE FIERCE GERMAN PIKEMAN AT

THE GATE.

AND THE FINAL BATTLE LASTED

JUST TWO HOURS.

SULAMAN BASICALLY DECIDED

HE WAS GOING TO LEAVE AND

SAVE FACE.

THE JANISARIES GOT ANGRY

BECAUSE THIS WAS

UNPRECEDENTED.

AND THE OTTOMANS FOUND, HEY,

WE CAN ACTUALLY BE STOPPED.

IT WAS HUMILIATING.

Gordon: THE NEXT

MORNING, A FREAK SNOWSTORM

SWEPT THROUGH AUSTRIA,

MAKING THE TURKISH RETREAT

EVEN MORE DIFFICULT.

IN LESS THAN A MONTH, A

SMALL GROUP OF FARMERS,

PEASANTS AND SOLDIERS HAD

DEFEATED THE MOST POWERFUL

ARMY IN THE WORLD.

THEY NOT ONLY SAVED THE CITY

OF VIENNA, THEY

SINGLE-HANDEDLY STOPPED THE

MARCH OF ISLAM THROUGH

EUROPE.

THE ONSLAUGHT OF THE

ISLAMIC TURKISH EMPIRE HAD

STOPPED.

IT WAS AN EXAMPLE THEY CAN

BE BEATEN.

NOW WE KNOW THESE WILD

PEOPLE CAN BE STOPPED.

WE KNOW WE CAN DO IT, AND WE

KNOW GOD IS ON OUR SIDE.

OF COURSE, THAT BECAME THE

BIBLICAL PART OF THE

NARRATIVE.

Gordon: THE BELLS OF

ST. STEVEN'S, SILENT

THROUGHOUT THE SIEGE, NOW

RANG IN CELEBRATION.

AND THE CHURCH, WHICH HAD

SERVED AS THE MILITARY

HEADQUARTERS, BECAME A HOUSE

OF WORSHIP ONCE MORE.

AS THE PEOPLE OF VIENNA

GATHERED TO THANK GOD FOR

THEIR VICTORY.x

*

Gordon: A SPECIAL HYMN

WAS WRITTEN FOR THE

OCCASION, BASED ON A VERSE

FROM THE PSALMS.

UNLESS THE LORD GUARDS THE

CITY, THE WATCHMAN STAYS

AWAKE IN VEIN.

VAIN.

Gordon: WE NEED TO GET

EDUCATED ABOUT OUR HISTORY,

AND PARTICULARLY OUR HISTORY

IN TERMS OF OUR CONFLICTS

AND ONGOING CONFLICTS

BETWEEN MUSLIMS AND

CHRISTIANS.

THE MUSLIMS CERTAINLY KNOW

IT.

IF YOU LOOK AT THOSE

DIPLOMATIC CABLES FROM

TURKEY, IT OUGHT TO SEND

CHILLS DOWN YOUR SPINE.

THEY WANTED TO AVENGE THAT

LOSS.

THEY'RE STILL REMEMBERING IT

ALMOST 500 YEARS LATER.

AND THEY WANT TO AVENGE IT.

SO WE NEED TO LEARN WHAT IS

IT THAT THEY WANT TO

AVENGE?

WHAT IS THEIR GOAL?

I DON'T THINK IT HAS

CHANGED.

THEY WANT TO SPREAD SHARI'A

LAW SO IT IS OVER ALL OF THE

EARTH.

THAT'S THEIR GOAL AND WE

NEED TO BE AWARE OF IT.

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT

HISTORICAL EVENTS SUCH AS

THIS, YOU CAN LIKE OUR

SPECIAL PAGE ON Facebook.

JUST GO TO

Facebook.COM/CBN

ARCHEOLOGY.

Wendy: COMING UP, A COP

WHO COUGHED SO BAD HE

BLACKED OUT.

I COULDN'T EVEN CLIMB A

FLIGHT OF STAIRS.

I WAS COUGHING SO BAD, I

COULDN'T EVEN ORDER A

SANDWICH AT THE DELI.

Wendy: FIND OUT HOW HE

GOT A BREATH OF FRESH AIR.

PLUS, WE'LL BE PRAYING FOR

YOU AND YOUR NEEDS, SO DON'T

GO AWAY.

Gordon: AS A POLICE

OFFICER, MARTY LUDECK NEEDS

TO KEEP HIMSELF IN TOP

SHAPE.

SO WHEN HE GOT TO THE POINT

HE COULDN'T EVEN CLIMB

STAIRS OR BREATHE WELL,

MARTY KNEW HE NEEDED HELP.

FITNESS HAS ALWAYS BEEN A

LIFESTYLE.

I'VE ALWAYS WORKED OUT.

IT IS A BIG PART OF MY

LIFE.

Reporter: MARTY

EXERCISED DAILY AND

CONSIDERED HIMSELF HEALTHY.

SO WHEN HE DEVELOPED A

LITTLE COUGH, HE WASN'T

ALARMED.

INITIALLY IT WAS JUST A

DRY COUGH, A SUBTLE, DRY

COUGH.

Reporter: BUT IT

QUICKLY GOT WORSE.

I WAS COUGHING SO BAD, I

COULDN'T EVEN ORDER A

SANDWICH AT THE DELI.

AND TOWARDS THE END, I

COULDN'T EVEN CLIMB UP A

FLIGHT OF STAIRS.

I WOULD COUGH TO THE POINT

WHERE I WAS BLACKING OUT.

Reporter: DOCTORS

DIAGNOSED MARTY WITH

SARCODOSIS.

HE WAS GIVEN MEDS TO TAKE

CARE OF THE COUGH, BUT THERE

WERE CONSEQUENCES.

I FELT VERY WEAK.

I FELT VERY LISTLESS.

IT WAS TERRIBLE.

I COULDN'T WAIT TO GET OFF

OF IT.

Reporter: WHEN MARTY

WENT OFF THE STEROIDS, THE

COUGH WENT BACK.

I WAS PRAYING FOR THE

LORD TO HEAL ME, TAKE IT

AWAY.

I WAS JUST WAITING FOR THE

LORD TO MOVE.

Reporter: ONE EVENING

MARTY WAS WATCHING "THE 700

CLUB," AND HEARD PAT

ROBERTSON PRAYING.

Pat: SOMEBODY ELSE WITH

LUNG PROBLEMS, YOU JUST

BREATHE.

BREATHE IN AND BREATHE OUT,

AND YOUR LUNGS ARE HEALED.

AND HE JUST SAID IT, AND

THAT WAS IT.

IT WAS GONE.

I KNEW IT WAS GONE WITHOUT A

SHADOW OF A DOUBT.

SO I WAS EXCITED, AND I

COULDN'T WAIT FOR THAT

CONFIRMATION, THE DOCTOR.

Reporter: HIS FOLLOWUP

APPOINTMENT CONFIRMED HIS

LUNGS WERE NORMAL, AND THE

SARCODOSSIS WAS GONE.

BY HIS WORDS, WE ARE

HEALED.

MY WORDS CAN'T EXPRESS HOW

GRATEFUL I AM FOR THE LORD

FOR HEALING ME, AS WELL AS

EVERYTHING ELSE HE HAS DONE

FOR ME IN MY LIFE.

Gordon: UNDERSTAND HE

WANTS TO HEAL.

HE WANTS TO TAKE CARE OF HIS

CHILDREN.

SO OFTEN WE GET INTO THE

MINDSET THAT GOD DOESN'T

CARE, THAT HE IS DISTANT

FROM US.

DRAW NEAR TO HIM.

AND WHEN YOU DO THAT, YOU

UNDERSTAND THAT HE WILL DRAW

NEAR TO YOU.

AND HE'LL PROVIDE.

THE BIBLE SAYS HE IS THE "I

AM."

"I AM THE I AM."

SO THAT IS AN INVITATION FOR

US TO FILL IN THE BLANK.

IS HE YOUR PROVIDER?

I AM YOUR PROVIDER.

I AM YOUR HEALER.

I AM YOUR RESTORER.

I AM YOUR ALL IN ALL.

WHEN WE GET THAT, WHEN WE

UNDERSTAND THAT, IT REALLY

BUILDS OUR FAITH TO KNOW

THAT HE CAN WITH US.

AND IF GOD BE WITH US, WHO

CAN BE AGAINST US?

START BELIEVING THAT.

START LIVING THAT.

START CONFESSING THAT.

AND YOU WILL SEE CHANGE IN

YOUR LIFE.

YOU'LL SEE MIRACLES HAPPEN.

NOW, WE'RE GOING TO PRAY.

WENDY AND I ARE GOING TO

PRAY.

BEFORE WE DO IT, WE WANT TO

ENCOURAGE YOU WITH SOME

OTHER PEOPLE THAT HAVE BEEN

HEALED.

HERE IS ONE FROM WICHITA,

KANSAS.

FOR SIX YEARS, LISA SUFFERED

WITH PINCHED NERVE DAMAGE.

IT CAUSED EXTREME SCIATIC

NERVE AND LOWER BACK PAIN,

THAT EXTENDED DOWN HER RIGHT

LEG INTO HER FOOT.

WATCHING "THE 700 CLUB,"

LISA HEARD WENDY PRAYING FOR

PEOPLE SUFFERING FROM

SCIATIC NERVE PAIN IN THEIR

LEGS.

LISA PLACED HER HAND ON HER

LOWER BACK AND CRIED OUT,

LORD, I NEED HEALING.

WELL, HE ANSWERED, I AM YOUR

HEALER.

IMMEDIATELY A TINGLING

SENSATION WENT THROUGHOUT

HER BODY.

ALL OF THE PAIN LEFT.

SHE HAS EXPERIENCED NO PAIN

IN HER BACK AND LEG SINCE.

THAT'S A MIRACLE.

Wendy: THAT IS

WONDERFUL.

PRAISE GOD.

LINDA OF DUMFRIS, VIRGINIA,

BEGAN HAVING FREQUENT

MIGRAINE HEADACHES.

THE PAIN WAS SO BAD SHE

WOULDN'T WORK AND SHE FELL

BEHIND ON ALL OF HER BILLS.

ONE NIGHT SHE WAS WATCHING

HER TV AND SAW GORDON AND

TERRY ON THE SCREEN.

SHE TURNED UP THE SOUND TO

HEAR GORDON GIVE A WORD OF

KNOWLEDGE, SAYING YOU HAVE

BEEN SUFFERING WITH SEVERE

MIGRAINES, AND GOD IS

HEALING YOU NOW.

GOD WANTS TO REASSURE YOU IT

IS NEVER COMING BACK.

LINDA FELT THE MIGRAINE PAIN

GO AWAY IMMEDIATELY.

SHE BEGAN PRAISING GOD

IMMEDIATELY.

AND TWO WEEKS LATER, SHE WAS

ABLE TO FIND A JOB AND PAY

ALL OF HER BILLS.

Gordon: WENDY AND I ARE

GOING TO AGREE, AND IN AN

ACT OF FAITH, AND IN AN ACT

OF AGREEMENT, LAY YOUR HAND

ON THAT AREA OF THE BODY

THAT NEEDS HEALING.

AND WE'LL CLAIM THIS

WONDERFUL VERSE: WHEN TWO OR

MORE AGREE, TOUCHING

ANYTHING -- TOUCHING

ANYTHING -- HEALING IS FOR

EVERYONE.

YOU'RE A PART OF THAT.

IT IS PART OF GOD'S PROMISE

TO YOU.

YOU CAN COUNT ON HIS

UNFAILING LOVE AND HIS

UNFAILING PROMISES.

ALL WE HAVE TO DO IS

BELIEVE.

LET'S PRAY.

LORD, WE COME TO YOU RIGHT

NOW, AND AS PEOPLE IN AN ACT

OF FAITH ARE LAYING HANDS ON

THAT AREA OF THE BODY THAT

NEEDS HEALING, LORD, WE JUST

SPEAK FAITH INTO THEIR

MINDS.

WE BRING EVERYBODY THOUGHT

INTO CAPTIVITY OF CHRIST.

LET EVERY THOUGHT BE CAPTIVE

TO YOUR ANOINTING AND YOUR

PRESENCE.

AND LET YOUR ANOINTING JUST

FALL ON THEM NOW.

LET THEM KNOW THAT YOU'RE

WITH THEM, THAT YOU'RE ALL

AROUND THEM, THAT YOU'RE IN

THEM, FOR IN YOU WE LIVE AND

MOVE AND HAVE OUR BEING.

AND NOW, LORD, PERFORM

WONDERS IN THEIR BODIES.

LET YOUR PRESENCE

BREAKTHROUGH EVERY

STRONGHOLD, EVERY PAIN NOW,

IN JESUS' NAME.

THERE IS SOMEONE WHO IS

PUTTING YOUR HAND ON YOUR

RIGHT KNEE.

GOD IS HEALING THAT KNEE NOW

IN JESUS' NAME.

THERE IS SOMEONE WITH PAIN

IN YOUR RIGHT ELBOW.

YOU'VE HAD A BLOW TO IT, AND

GOD IS JUST RESTORING IT AND

HEALING IT AND TAKING AWAY

THAT PAIN AND HEALING THAT

BONE NOW IN JESUS' NAME.

SOMEONE ELSE WITH PROBLEMS

IN YOUR TOES ON YOUR LEFT

FOOT, AND IT IS VERY

DIFFICULT FOR YOU TO STAND

TON THAT FOOT.

GOD IS HEALING YOU.

EVEN BROKEN BONES ARE ABLE

TO BE KNIT TOGETHER, AND

WHAT THE DOCTORS SAY CAN'T

HAPPEN CAN HAPPEN WITH HIS

POWER AND HIS ANOINTING.

Wendy: THERE IS A LADY

NAMED LUCIA, AND YOU ARE IN

STAGE FOUR BREAST CANCER,

AND THE DOCTORS HAVE SAID

YOU HAVE DAYS OR WEEKS TO

LIVE.

RIGHT NOW THE LORD IS

TOUCHING YOU.

BE MADE WHOLE IN THE NAME OF

JESUS.

Gordon: LORD, WE THANK

YOU, FOR YOU ARE THE HEALER,

YOU ARE THE RESTORER, YOU

ARE THE PROVIDER.

SEND PROVISION TO YOUR

PEOPLE TODAY.

GIVE THEM CREATIVE IDEAS.

GIVE THEM OPPORTUNITY.

GIVE THEM FAVOR.

FOR WE ASK IT IN JESUS'

NAME.

AMEN.

Wendy: AMEN.

Gordon: IF YOU'VE BEEN

TOUCHED BY GOD, WE WANT TO

SHARE IN YOUR GOOD REPORT.

WE ALWAYS LIKE TO TELL THE

WORLD THE MIRACLES THAT GOD

IS DOING TODAY BECAUSE HE IS

THE SAME YESTERDAY, TODAY,

AND FOREVER.

SO SHARE YOUR STORY WITH

US.

CALL US.

1-800-759-0700.

AND WE'RE HERE FOR YOU.

IF YOU NEED A MIRACLE, IF

YOU NEED PRAYER, IT'S OUR

HONOR, IT'S OUR PRIVILEGE TO

PRAY WITH YOU.

WE'RE AVAILABLE FOR YOU, 24

HOURS A DAY, SEVEN DAYS A

WEEK.

CALL US, 1-800-759-0700.

WENDY?

Wendy: COMING UP,

COUNTRY MUSIC'S UNLIKELY NEW

STAR.

I COME OUT SINGING THESE

LITTLE COUNTRY SONGS, AND

PEOPLE WOULD BE LIKE, WHAT

IN THE WORLD ARE YOU DOING?

I DIDN'T KNOW ANY BETTER.

Wendy: HEAR HOW A BAD

RECORD DEAL LED TO ADRIANNA

'S BIGGEST HITS, NEXT.

WELCOME BACKTO "THE 700

CLUB."

A JUDGE IN PENNSYLVANIA IS

ORDERING A COUNTY CLERK TO

STOP ISSUING MARRIAGE

LICENSES TO GAY COUPLES.

BRUCE HAINES HAS ISSUED 174

LICENSES SINCE JULY.

HE BELIEVES THE SAME-SEX

MARRIAGE BAN VIOLATES THE

PENNSYLVANIA CONSTITUTION.

JUDGE DAN PELIGRENI RULED

THAT NO ONE BUT THE COURTS

CAN DECIDE IF A STATUTE IS

UNCONSTITUTIONAL.

THE JUDGE SAID AS A COUNTY

CLERK, IT IS HIS JOB TO OBEY

THE LAW.

HAINES IS CONSIDERING AN

APPEAL.

"OPERATION BLESSING" IS

BRINGING CLEAN WATER TO A

COMMUNITY IN HONDURAS.

FOR EXAMPLE, 10-YEAR-OLD

ANLITA USED TO GET STOMACH

ACHES AND OTHER ILLNESSES

FROM DRINKING THE DIRTY

WATER.

"OPERATION BLESSING" TEAMS

INSTALLED A WATER TANK AND

PURIFICATION SYSTEM IN HER

VILLAGE, AND RUN PLUMBING IN

EVERY HOME.

AND NOW EVERYONE IN HER

VILLAGE HAS ACCESS TO SAFE,

CLEAN WATER.

YOU CAN FIND OUT MORE ABOUT

"OPERATION BLESSING" BY

GOING TO THEIR WEBSITE AT

OB.ORG.

GORDON AND WENDY WILL BE

BACK WITH MORE OF "THE 700

CLUB" RIGHT AFTER THIS.

Wendy: WELCOME BACK TO

"THE 700 CLUB."

NEARLY FIVE CHILDREN DIE IN

AMERICA EVERY DAY FROM ABUSE

OR NEGLECT.

NOW A RISING MUSIC STAR IS

USING HER VOICE TO SHINE A

LIGHT ON THIS PROBLEM.

EPHRAIM GRAHAM INTRODUCES US

TO ADRIANNA FREEMAN.

*

YEAH, I'M STRONG, BUT I

BREAK *

Reporter: IN 2012, HER

VOICE BEGAN CLIMBING THE

CHARTS IN EUROPE.

IT IS NOW ON THE RISE AT

HOME IN AMERICA, AND THERE

IS NO DENYING HER TALENT.

COULD ASK, WHO ARE YOUR

BLACK ROLE MOLDS FOR SINGING

COUNTRY MUSIC.

IT WAS DIFFICULT, WHEN I

WAS A CHILD, BECAUSE MY

FATHER WAS VERY MUCH INTO

COUNTRY MUSIC, AND THAT

WAS JUST KIND OF UNHEARD OF

IN THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN

HOME.

I WOULD COME OUT SINGING

THESE LITTLE COUNTRY SONGS,

AND PEOPLE WOULD BE, LIKE,

WHAT AND THE WORLD ARE YOU

DOING?

Reporter: ADRIANNA

BEGAN SINGING ON HER

FAMILY'S FARM IN TALLAHASSEE

WHEN SHE WAS JUST FOUR, AND

SCORED HER FIRST GIG WHEN

SHE WAS EIGHT AT THE

FARMERS' MARKET.

I BEGAN SINGING "THE

YELLOW ROSE OF TEXAS," AND

PEOPLE JUST DROPPED FRUIT

AND STARTED LISTENING.

AND AFTER THAT, MY DAD WAS,

LIKE, OKAY, I KNOW HOW TO

GET PEOPLE TO BUY.

Reporter: DAD PAID HIS

LITTLE GIRL WITH POPSICLES

AND CHICKEN.

SHE GREW UP SINGING, AND ONE

DAY CAUGHT THE EYE OF

ALABAMA'S TEDDY GENTRY.

AND SO HE WAS LIKE, YOU WANT

TO BE A COUNTRY MUSIC

SINGER, AND I SAID, YES,

SIR, I DO.

AND HE SAID, YOU KNOW IT'S A

LOT OF HARD WORK.

AND I SAID, I KNOW IT'S

HARD.

AND HE WAS, LIKE, OKAY, SING

SOMETHING FOR ME.

AND I WAS, LIKE, RIGHT NOW?

Reporter: ADRIANNA

LANDED A SPOT ON GENTRY'S

BEST NEW NASHVILLE

COMPETITION AND WON.

*

Reporter: BUT COUNTRY

MUSIC SUCCESS HAS NOT BEEN

EASY.

THE LOWEST BLOW CAME JUST

TWO YEARS AGO, WHEN HER

LONG-AWAITED RECORD DEAL

CAME AND WENT.

I MEAN, I WAS IN TEARS

DRIVING TO WORK.

AND I'M TEARING UP NOW

BECAUSE IT WAS JUST SUCH A

LOW POINT.

AND GOD PUT A SONG IN MY

HEART.

AND IT GOES LIKE THIS.

I'LL SING IT FOR YOU GUYS.

* HAVE IT YOUR WAY, LORD

* HAVE IT YOUR WAY

* NOT MINE, BUT YOUR WAY,

LORD *

* YOUR WILL, I PRAY

Reporter: ADRIANNA'S

INDEPENDENT PROJECT IS NOW

ON A STEADY CLIMB UP THE

CHARTS.

AND HER FIRST MUSIC VIDEO IS

CAPTURING MORE THAN PEOPLE'S

EYE: IT IEYE; IT IS

CAPTURING THEIR HEARTS AS

WELL.

Reporter: "JUST A GIRL"

IS A SONG ABOUT THE HORRIFIC

EPIDEMIC OF CHILD ABUSE AND

NEGLECT.

I'M HOPING WITH THIS SONG

TO BRING MORE AWARENESS.

AND MAYBE SOME WOMAN HEARING

THIS WILL SAY, THIS IS MY

LIFE.

I NEED TO SHAPE UP.

Reporter: THAT SONG IS

NOW THE THEME SONG FOR THE

NATIONAL NETWORK FOR YOUTH.

THE ORGANIZATION HELPS

RUN-AWAY, HOMELESS, AND

TROUBLED CHILDREN.

WE CAUGHT UP WITH ADRIANNA

ON A RECENT VISIT TO ONE OF

ITS D.C. FACILITIES.

*

I TOLD MYSELF, AND I TOLD

GOD, I SAID, YOU KNOW, IF I

SAVE ONE, THAT'S ALL I ASK

FOR, JUST ONE CHILD TO BE

SAVED, THEN I'M HAPPY.

BUT I BELIEVE WHOLEHEARTEDLY

THAT MORE CHILDREN ARE GOING

TO BE SAVED, AND THAT JUST

MAKES MY HEART LEAP.

Reporter: IT IS THIS

WORK WITH CHILDREN THAT

MAKES ADRIANNA'S LONG

JOURNEY TO RECORDING SUCCESS

WORTH IT.

AND SHE DOESN'T MIND BEING A

RARE FIND IN COUNTRY MUSIC.

WITH GOD ANYTHING IS

POSSIBLE, EVEN THE

IMPOSSIBLE.

SO AS BEING ONE OF THE

PLOWERS FOR THIS, YES, IT

ALWAYS COMES WITH

OPPOSITION.

NOBODY EVER SAID PLOWING IS

EASY, BUT SOMEBODY HAS GOT

TO DO IT.

Reporter: EPHRAIM

GRAHAM, CBN NEWS,

FREDERICKSBURG, VIRGINIA.

Wendy: ADRIANNA'S DEBUT

ALBUM IS CALLED "EITHER YOU

DO OR YOU DON'T."

AND YOU CAN GET IT WHEREVER

MUSIC IS SOLD.

COMING UP, HE IS A SINGLE

FATHER WITH THREE MOUTHS TO

FEED, AND HE HAD TROUBLE

PUTTING FOOD ON THE TABLE.

FIND OUT HOW HE GOT THE

HELP, NEXT.

Wendy: LIKE MANY

AMERICANS, FRANK WILSON WAS

HIT HARD BY THE RECESSION.

HE NEEDED EXTRA HELP JUST

FEEDING HIS FAMILY.

SO HE VISITED A FOOD PANTRY

AND GOT MUCH MORE THAN JUST

GROCERIES.

Reporter: FRANK WILSON

ENJOYS DAYS AT THE BALLPARK

WITH HIS DAUGHTER AND SON.

THIS SINGLE FATHER MAKES

EVERY GAME A PRIORITY

BECAUSE HE KNOWS FIRSTHAND

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING

THERE FOR HIS KIDS.

MY FATHER, HE WAS NOT

AROUND.

AND I ALWAYS PROMISED MYSELF

GROWING UP THAT I WOULD

NEVER BE LIKE MY FATHER.

Reporter: FRANK OWNS A

SMALL BUSINESS, CLEANING AND

DETAILING NEW HOMES.

WORK WAS STEADY UNTIL THE

ECONOMIC CRISIS HIT A FEW

YEARS AGO, AND JOBS CAME TO

A SUDDEN HALT.

MY BUSINESS WASN'T

ACCOMPLISHING AS MUCH AS I

WANTED IT TO.

THE ECONOMY WAS SLOW.

AND THERE WERE JUST MANY,

MANY WEEKS I DID NOT HAVE A

PAYCHECK COMING IN.

Reporter: WHILE DRIVING

HOME ONE DAY, FRANK SAW A

SIGN OFFERING FREE BREAD IN

FRONT OF "OPERATION

BLESSING" PARTNER "THE

STOREHOUSE."

HE STOPPED TO GET SOME FOR

HIS FAMILY.

TIMES WERE TIGHT, AND I

JUST STOPPED TO GET A LOAF

OF BREAD.

THAT'S ALL THAT WAS ON MY

MIND, A LOAF OF BREAD.

Reporter: HE CAME BACK

THE NEXT WEEK AND GOT

GROCERIES AND OTHER

HOUSEHOLD SUPPLIES FROM

"OPERATION BLESSING."

THE FOOD WAS A BIG HELP.

YOU COME HOME WITH SOME

TOMATOES IN YOUR BASKET.

YOU HAVE SOME APPLES AND

VARIOUS KINDS OF CANNED

FRUIT.

IF YOU TRIED TO PUT DOLLARS

AND CENTS TO IT AT THE

STORE, IT IS A LOT.

FOOD IS PROBABLY ONE OF THE

HIGHEST THINGS IN THE FAMILY

BUDGET, IS THE FOOD.

SO IF YOU SAVE MONEY ON THE

FOOD, IT IS AN EXTRA EXPENSE

YOU CAN USE ON SOMETHING

ELSE IN YOUR HOUSEHOLD.

Reporter: ONE WEEK WHEN

FRANK PICKED UP FOOD AT THE

STOREHOUSE, HE WAS INVITED

TO CHURCH.

I DIDN'T THINK MUCH OF

IT, BUT I DID DECIDE, HERE

I'M EATING THE BREAD AND

TAKING THE FRUIT, I COULD GO

ONE TIME TO CHURCH.

Reporter: HE WENT TO A

SERVICE THE NEXT SUNDAY AND

FOUND HIMSELF COMING BACK

EACH WEEK.

WHATEVER WORD THE PASTOR

GAVE OUT, I WOULD COME HOME

AND REREAD IT.

I NEVER REALLY THOUGHT ABOUT

READING THE BIBLE.

Reporter: HIS FAITH

GREW, AND SOON HIS WHOLE

FAMILY WAS ATTENDING

CHURCH.

HIS DAUGHTER GOES TO SUNDAY

SCHOOL, WHILE HIS SON WORKS

OUT WHEREVER HE CAN.

FRANK SAW THAT THE FOOD TO

"OPERATION BLESSING" OPENED

THE DOOR TO SOMETHING MUCH

DEEPER.

I BEGAN TO SEE THE BREAD,

NOT JUST BREAD WHERE YOU

MAKE A SANDWICH AND ENJOY IT

FOR LUNCH, BUT THERE IS A

TRUE BREAD OF LIFE.

Reporter: THE

STOREHOUSE HAS PARTNERED

WITH OP BREF "OPERATION

BLESSING" FOR MORE THAN 20

YEARS.

THEY REACH OUT TO THOUSANDS

THROUGH LARGE COMMUNITY

EVENTS.

HOT MEALS, GROCERIES, AND

HEALTH SCREENINGS ARE

PROVIDED AT NO COST.

FRANK WAS SO TOUCHED BY THE

HELP HE RECEIVED FROM

"OPERATION BLESSING," HE NOW

GIVES BACK BY VOLUNTEERING

WITH THE STOREHOUSE.

AND HIS CHILDREN LEARNED

AVAILABLE LESSONS, TOO, AND

THEY NOW HOLD COOKOUTS FOR

PEOPLE IN NEED.

THE PEOPLE ARE BEING FED

FROM THE FOOD THAT COMES

FROM THE WAREHOUSE FROM

"OPERATION BLESSING."

IT IS GOOD TO KNOW THEY'RE

BACK THERE.

THEY'RE YOUR HELPING HAND.

Wendy: ISN'T THAT SO

COOL, HOW "OPERATION

BLESSING" WAS THERE WHEN

FRANK NEEDED THAT HELPING

HAND AND MET HIS PHYSICAL

NEEDS, AND LAID MET HIS

SPIRITUAL NEEDS THAT HE

DIDN'T EVEN KNOW HE HAD.

WELL, YOU CAN BE A PART OF

THIS.

IT'S SO EASY.

1-800-759-0700.

OR YOU CAN LOG ON TO

cbn.com, AND JUST SAY, YES,

I WANT TO BE A PARTNER.

I WANT TO GIVE TO "THE 700

CLUB."

YOU CAN'T OUTGIVE GOD.

WHEN YOU DO PLEDGE, PLEASE

ASK FOR PLEDGE EXPRESS.

NO CHECKS, NO STAMPS, NO

HASSLE.

YOUR BANK DOES ALL OF THE

WORK.

WHEN YOU DO THAT, WE WANT TO

BLESS YOU WITH A GIFT CALLED

"POWER FOR LIFE."

THESE ARE POWERFUL TEACHINGS

BY PAT AND GORDON, AND

YOU'LL GET THEM EVERY

MONTH.

PLEASE GO TO YOUR PHONES

RIGHT NOW, 1-800-759-0700,

AND SAY, YES, I WANT TO DO

THIS.

I THINK THIS IS STILL ME,

RIGHT?

Gordon: I'LL DO IT.

STILL AHEAD, WE'VE GOT YOUR

QUESTIONS FROM OUR IN-BOX.

AND WENDY IS GOING TO PUT ME

IN THE HOT SEAT.

WE'LL "BRING IT ON" WHEN WE

COME BACK.

Wendy: ALL RIGHT.

IT TIME TO "BRING IT ON."

AND WE'VE GOT SOME GREAT

QUESTIONS TODAY, GORDON.

ARE YOU READY?

Gordon: NO, BUT I'LL GO

AHEAD.

Wendy: CHRIS

WRITES, "WHEN I SEE JEWS

PRAYING AT THE WESTERN WALL

IN JERUSALEM, WHY DO SOME OF

THEM ROCK BACK AND FORTH?

WHAT DOES THAT SIGNIFY?"

Gordon: CHRIS, I'VE

SEEN THAT, TOO.

THAT'S A GREAT QUESTION.

LET ME TEACH YOU SOME

YIDDISH WORDS.

DABBONING IS THE YIDDISH

WORD FOR PRAYER.

I'VE HEARD IT DESCRIBED AS

DABBONING.

AND ANOTHER WORD IS SHUCK

SHUCKLING, AND THAT

LITERALLY TRANSLATES

SHAKING.

IT IS A WORD FOR THIS.

IT IS A RHYTHMIC BACK AND

FORTH ROCKING MOVEMENT THAT

THEY USE DURING PRAYER.

YOU GET INTO ISSUES, IS IT

BIBLICAL, AND THE EARLIEST

REFERENCE COMES FROM AROUND

THE EIGHTH CENTURY, SO IT

DOESN'T GO ALL THE WAY BACK

TO BIBLE TIMES.

IT IS AN AID IN MEDITATION.

IT IS AN AID IN PRAYER.

RHYTHMIC MOVEMENT, TRYING TO

FOCUS YOUR CONCENTRATION ON

WHAT YOU'RE PRAYING ABOUT.

IF YOU DO IT, GREAT.

IF YOU DON'T DO IT, GREAT.

EITHER WAY.

I DO WANT TO TELL YOU ABOUT

ANOTHER THING BECAUSE TODAY

IS YOM KIPPUR.

AND I'VE LEARNED A GREAT

DEAL FROM OUR JEWISH

TRADITIONS.

YOM KIPPUR HAS GOT A GRADE

PRAYER CALLED THE VIDOI

PRAYER, WHERE YOU PRAY THAT

ON A YEARLY BASIS, LEARNING

WHERE THE SOURCE OF SIN IS.

THE SOURCE OF SIN IS IN YOUR

HEART.

AND THE CONFESSION FROM YOUR

HEART.

I ENCOURAGE CHRISTIANS TO DO

THIS.

IF YOU WANT TO GET A COPY OF

IT, IT WILL BE AVAILABLE ON

CBN.COM.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS CLICK

ON IT AND WHERE THERE IS A

DISCUSSION ON YOM KIPPUR,

YOU CAN FIND AN ENGLISH

TRANSLATION OF THE VIDOI

PRAYER.

IT IS GOOD TO GET IN TOUCH

WITH OUR JEWISH ROOTS.

Wendy: AMEN.

ANNIE WRITES, "I DISCOVERED

"THE 700 CLUB" LAST YEAR

WHILE IN AN EMERGENCY ROOM

AND HAVE BEEN WATCHING EVER

SINCE.

AROUND THAT TIME, MY MOM WAS

DIAGNOSED WITH CANCER, AND

IT HAS BEEN OVER A YEAR

SINCE HER DIAGNOSIS.

SHE HAS GREAT FAITH AND

PRAYS EVERY DAY.

RECENTLY HER CANCER HAS BEEN

CAUSING HER MORE PAIN AND

SHE HAS GIVEN UP HOPE.

OUR FAMILY IS PRAYING FOR

HEALING, BUT IT SEEMS SHE IS

NOT FEELING PHYSICALLY OR

MENTALLY ANY BETTER.

CAN SHE BE HEALED?"

Gordon: THE ANSWER IS,

YES, SHE CAN BE HEALED.

BUT CERTAINLY IN MY

MINISTRY, I HAVE SEEN PEOPLE

THAT DIDN'T.

AND IT IS ALWAYS A GREAT

BLOW TO LOSE SOMEBODY THAT

YOU LOVE DEARLY.

AND YOU PRAYED, THEY PRAYED,

AND THERE WAS GREAT FAITH,

BUT YOU DIDN'T GET AN

ANSWER.

I'VE SEEN IT BOTH WAYS.

I WAS IN A HOSPITAL ROOM IN

MANILA, AND I WAS ACTUALLY

THERE FOR ANOTHER FRIEND,

WHO HAD GONE THROUGH AN

OPERATION, AND THEY WERE

SHARING A ROOM WITH A YOUNG

WOMAN IN HER 20s WHO HAD

JUST GONE THROUGH BRAIN

SURGERY, HAD BRAIN CANCER,

AND THE DOCTORS HAD GIVEN UP

HOPE.

AND SHE WAS STILL

UNCONSCIOUS.

HER HEAD WAS ALL WRAPPED IN

BANDAGES.

BUT BECAUSE WE WERE PRAYING

FOR HER, THE FRIEND -- HER

FRIEND SAID CAN YOU PRAY FOR

OUR FRIEND.

SO WE WENT OVER AND PRAYED.

I DIDN'T FEEL A THING.

THERE WASN'T ANY LIGHT IN

THE ROOM.

IT SEEMED TO BE A BIG

WEIGHT.

SO I DIDN'T HAVE ANY FAITH.

I DON'T KNOW WHO HAD FAITH

THERE.

I DIDN'T THINK ANYTHING WAS

GOING TO HAPPEN.

BUT THAT WOMAN WHO WAS AT

DEATH'S DOOR GOT OUT OF THAT

BED AND WALKED HOME.

AT THE SAME TIME, I HAD A

VERY DEAR FRIEND WHO WORKED

AT CBN, AND HE HAD CANCER,

AND I HAD WORDS FOR HIM, AND

I WAS SURE HE WAS GOING TO

RECOVER.

AND HE DID, BUT THEN HE WENT

INTO RELAPSE.

AND ULTIMATELY HE DIED FROM

THAT.

AND I HAD AN ARGUMENT WITH

GOD, WHY?

I HAD SPECIFIC WORDS, AND I

DO WHAT YOU ASKED ME TO DO,

WHY DID HE DIE?

THE ANSWER KIND OF SURPRISED

ME.

THAT STILL, SMALL VOICE SAID

HIS SYMPTOMS WERE SHOUTING

AT HIM.

AND SOMETIMES WE LET THE

SYMPTOMS OF PAIN AND DISEASE

OVERCOME THE WORD.

AND IT IS ABLE TO QUENCH

IT.

THERE IS AN OLD DISCUSSION

FROM JESUS, IN MATTHEW 13,

ABOUT WHAT CAN TAKE THE WORD

AWAY.

AND WHAT ALLOWS THE WORD TO

GROW AND BEAR FRUIT.

AND SOMETIMES WORDS OF

HEALING CAN BE TAKEN AWAY BY

THE ENEMY.

BUT REJOICE IF THEY'RE A

CHRISTIAN.

YOU'LL BE WITH THEM FOR ALL

ETERNITY, AND THEY'VE BEEN

RELEASED FROM PAIN ON THIS

EARTH.

BUT THAT'S A DIFFICULT

QUESTION.

BUT I WOULD ENCOURAGE YOU TO

PRAY AND KEEP ON PRAYING,

ASK AND KEEP ON ASKING.

DON'T GIVE UP.

IT IS WHEN YOU GIVE UP THAT

YOU LOSE HOPE AND YOU USE

FAITH.

Wendy: AS LONG AS THEY

ARE ALIVE, THERE IS HOPE.

Gordon: AS LONG AS

THERE IS BREATH.

Wendy: MRS. C.C.

WRITES, "WHEN A WOMAN WAS

CAUGHT IN THE ACT OF

ADULTERY BY THE RELIGIOUS

LEADERS, WHY WEREN'T MEN

CAUGHT, TOO?"

Gordon: IT IS VERY

CLEAR FROM THE TORAH THAT

THE MAN WAS TO BE STONED,

TOO.

THAT WAS A TEST FOR JESUS BY

THE RELIGIOUS LEADERS.

SOME COMMENTATORS HAVE SAID

IT SHOWS THEIR OWN HYPOCRISY

BECAUSE THEY BROUGHT THE

WOMAN AND DIDN'T BRING THE

MAN.

THIS IS SORT OF THROUGH

HISTORY WOMEN TEND TO BEAR

THE BRUNT FOR SEXUAL SINS.

AND THE PRIME REASON IS

WOMEN GET PREGNANT AND MEN

DON'T.

BUT THAT'S NO EXCUSE FOR

IT.

AND SO TO SAY IT WAS A

CULTURAL THING, NO.

THE TORAH DEMANDS BOTH THE

MAN AND THE WOMAN BE

PUNISHED FOR THE SIN OF

ADULTERY.

LOOK TO WHAT JESUS DID.

IT IS SO EASY TO GET

SCANDALIZED BY SIN AND HAVE

IT INFECT YOUR OWN HEART AND

TAKE AWAY YOUR JOY WHEN YOU

GET OFFENDED.

LOOK WHAT JESUS DID.

HE SAID, I'M NOT GOING TO

CONDEMN YOU.

HE FORGAVE HER BUT COMMANDED

HER, GO AND SIN NO MORE.

SO DO THE SAME THING AND

FORGIVE.

WE LEAVE YOU WITH THESE

WORDS FROM PSALM 117: "FOR

HIS MERCIFUL KINDNESS IS

GREAT TOWARDS US, AND THE

TRUTH OF THE LORD ENDURES

FOREVER.

PRAISE THE LORD."

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