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The 700 Club - Oct. 11, 2013

Lyme disease threatens Mary Rose's life, but her mother never loses faith that God will restore her. Plus. bad decisions bring serious consequences for Dana, but redemption remains just one prayer away. Read Transcript


I WALKED IN, PUT THE GUN

TO THE WOMAN --

PUT ALL OF THE MONEY IN

THE BAG.

Gordon: ON THE LAM WITH

A NOTORIOUS BANK ROBBER.

I TOOK THE MONEY, AND I

REMEMBER APOLOGIZING ON MY

WAY OUT.

Gordon: HER CRIME

SPREE --

THE LARGEST AMOUNT I EVER

STOLE WAS $44,000.

Gordon: AND WHAT

BROUGHT HER TO JUSTICE.

I DIDN'T WANT TO GET

CAUGHT, AND I DIDN'T WANT TO

LIVE.

Gordon: WELL, WELCOME

TO "THE 700 CLUB."

WE MAY FINALLY BE GETTING

SOME GOOD NEWS OUT OF

WASHINGTON.

SIGNS OF PROGRESS BETWEEN

THE WHITE HOUSE AND

REPUBLICANS.

Terry: STILL NO

AGREEMENT ON THE GOVERNMENT

SHUTDOWN OR THE DEBT

CEILING, BUT NOW BOTH SIDES

ARE COMING UP WITH SOME

IDEAS TO END THE STANDOFF.

CHARLENE ISRAEL HAS THE

STORY.

Reporter: AFTER 11

DAYS, A CHANGE OF PACE.

WE HAD A VERY USEFUL

MEETING.

IT WAS CLARIFYING, I THINK,

FOR BOTH SIDES AS TO WHERE

WE ARE.

THE PRESIDENT IS HAPPY

THAT COOLER HEADS, AT LEAST

SEEM TO BE PREVAILING IN THE

HOUSE.

THAT THERE AT LEAST SEEMS TO

BE A RECOGNITION THAT

DEFAULT IS NOT AN OPTION.

Reporter: IN THURSDAY'S

MEETING, REPUBLICANS

PRESENTED A NEW PLAN THAT

WOULD RAISE THE DEBT CEILING

FOR SIX WEEKS, AS TALKS

ABOUT A BROADER BUDGET DEAL

CONTINUES.

THE PRESIDENT NEITHER

ACCEPTED NOR REJECTED THE

OFFER.

THE WHITE HOUSE HAS BEEN

PUSHING FO FOR AN EXTENSION

OF AT LEAST A YEAR, BUT NOW

THERE SEEMS ROOM FOR

NEGOTIATION.

LONGER IS BETTER, BUT

AVOIDING A CRISIS IS BETTER

THAN HAVING A CRISIS.

Reporter: WALL STREET

SURGED ON THURSDAY.

THE DOW CLOSED UP 323

POINTS, ITS BEST DAY ALL

YEAR.

THE SITUATION GOING ON IN

WASHINGTON HAS PUT A

TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF

PRESSURE ON OUR MARKET.

AND INVESTORS HAVE BEEN

WAITING FOR AN OPPORTUNITY

TO COME BACK INTO THIS

MARKET.

AND THE INFORMATION WE GOT

TODAY OF A SHORT-TERM

RESOLUTION CLEARLY IS

POSITIVE NEWS.

Reporter: AND THE

PRESIDENT SIGNED INTO LAW A

BILL PROVIDING BENEFITS TO

THE FAMILIES OF FALLEN

TROOPS DURING THE SHUTDOWN.

THE BILL PASSED THE HOUSE

AND SENATE

UNANIMOUSLY.

A PRIVATE GROUP CALLED THE

FISHER HOUSE FOUNDATION, HAD

BEEN MAKING PAYMENTS TO THE

SOLDIERS' FAMILIES FROM ITS

OWN FUNDS BEFORE THE BILL

WAS SIGNED.

PENTAGON OFFICIALS PLAN TO

REIMBURSE THE FOUNDATION AT

THE END OF THE SHUTDOWN.

CHARLENE ISRAEL, CBN NEWS.

Gordon: THE GOVERNMENT

SHUTDOWN IS ALSO AFFECTING

CHAPLAINS IN THE MILITARY.

JOHN JESSUP HAS THAT STORY

FROM OUR NEWS BUREAU IN

WASHINGTON.

Reporter:

GORDON,

CATHOLIC MASSES COULD BE

CANCELLED FOR A SECOND

STRAIGHT SUNDAY ON ABOUT 50

MILITARY POSTS WORLDWIDE

BECAUSE SOME PRIESTS HAVE

BEEN LOCKED OUT DURING THE

SHUTDOWN.

THE CIVILIANS CONTRACTS WITH

CIVILIAN PRIESTS.

THE HOUSE VOTED 400-1 TO LET

THE CHAPLAINS REMOVE, BUT

THE MOVE WAS BLOCKED IN THE

SENATE.

A CONTROVERSY OVER CHRISTMAS

MUSIC IN OCTOBER.

A WISCONSIN SCHOOL DISTRICT

LIMITED THE AMOUNT OF

CHRISTMAS SONGS TO BE

PERFORMED AT THE CONCERTS

THIS YEAR BECAUSE OF

CONCERNS OVER ENFORCING

RELIGION.

TO MANY PARENTS, THAT IS AN

OFF-KEY DECISION.

Reporter: THE WAWSSAW

SCHOOL DISTRICT INFORMED ITS

TEACHERS THAT SINGING ABOUT

SANTA IS OKAY, BUT JESUS,

NOT SO FAST.

BEGINNING THIS DECEMBER,

THEY MUST EITHER PERFORM

FIVE SECULAR SONGS FOR EVERY

ONE RELIGIOUS ONE, HAVE A

CONCERT WITH NO HOLIDAY

MUSIC AT ALL, OR CANCEL THE

CONCERT ALL TOGETHER.

THE SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT

SAYS PUBLIC SCHOOLS

SHOULDN'T BE ENDORSING ANY

ONE RELIGION.

THE GOAL IS TO MAKE SURE

THAT STUDENTS DO NOT FEEL

COERCED INTO PERFORMING

SONGS THAT MAKE THEM VERY

UNCOMFORTABLE.

Reporter: BUT THE NEW

ORDER SEEMS TO BE WHAT'S

MAKING PEOPLE FEEL

UNCOMFORTABLE.

THE HIGH SCHOOL CHOIR

DIRECTOR CALLED OFF ALL 15

OF THE ELITE MASTER SINGERS'

CONCERT, SAYING WE SING FOR

NURSING HOME, GRADE SCHOOLS,

AND BUSINESSES.

TO DO THAT WITHOUT CHRISTMAS

MUSIC DOESN'T MAKE SENSE.

MANY PARENTS AGREE AND ARE

ANGRY ABOUT THE DISSOLUTION

OF THE TRADITIONAL SCHOOL

CHRISTMAS CONCERTS.

SCHOOL SHOULD NOT

ESTABLISH RELIGION, SHOULD

NOT PROMOTE IT, BUT IT

SHOULD NOT INHIBIT IT.

Reporter: EVEN THE

SCHOOL BOARD APPEARS TO HAVE

BEEN BLINDSIDED ON THE NEW

BAN ON CHRISTMAS SONGS.

WHAT PRECIPITATEED THIS

CHANGE?

WERE THERE COMPLAINTS?

IF SO, FROM WHOM?

HOW MANY?

WHEN DID IT HAPPEN?

IT REALLY IS THAT PARTICULAR

QUESTION.

WHY DID THIS HAVE TO

HAPPEN?

Reporter: THE

SUPERINTENDENT SAYS BACKING

AWAY FROM RELIGIOUS MUSIC

SHOULD PROTECT THE DISTRICT

FROM BEING SUED, BUT DIDN'T

MENTION ANY LAWSUIT IN

PARTICULAR.

THIS IS ALL PART OF THE

ESTABLISHMENT CLAUSE.

SO NOTHING HAS TO TRIGGER

IT, REALLY.

THIS IS WHAT MUSIC IN PUBLIC

SCHOOLS, OR ANY TEACHING IN

PUBLIC SCHOOLS, NEEDS TO

FOLLOW.

Reporter: LORI JOHNSON,

CBN NEWS.

THE SUPERINTENDENT SAYS

THE DISTRICT DID NOT SET A

RATIO FOR THE NUMBER OF

RELIGIOUS TO SECULAR SONGS.

SHE SAYS THAT WAS A

MISUNDERSTANDING.

THE SCHOOL BOARD PLANNED A

SPECIAL MEETING FOR LAST

NIGHT TO DEAL WITH THE

ISSUE.

YOU'RE ABOUT TO HAVE EVEN

LESS PRIVACY ON Facebook.

THE WEBSITE IS GETTING RID

OF A PRIVACY SETTING THAT

LET MEMBERS HIDE THEIR

PROFILES FROM ANYONE WHO

WANTED TO SEE THEM.

USERS WILL STILL HAVE THE

OPTION TO BLOCK SPECIFIC

PEOPLE, BUT NOW ANYTHING YOU

POST ON Facebook OR

ANYTHING YOU COMMENT ABOUT

COULD TURN UP IN A SEARCH.

THAT MEANS IT COULD EASILY

BE SEEN BY PEOPLE YOU DON'T

KNOW.

GORDON, IT SEEMS THAT

PRIVACY IS MORE AND MORE A

THING OF THE PAST.

Gordon: I WOULD SAY

THERE IS DEATH TO PRIVACY IN

OUR MODERN CULTURE.

KEEP IN MIND THE GOVERNMENT

IS ALSO WATCHING ALL OF

THIS.

THE NEWS REPORTS THAT N.S.A.

IS SUPPOSEDLY LOOKING AT ALL

OF YOUR SOCIAL CONNECTIONS,

LOOKING AT ALL OF YOUR

NETWORKS, PARTICULARLY IF

YOU HAVE ANYONE WHO IS A

FRIEND INTERNATIONALLY.

THEY'RE LOOKING AT YOU, AND

THEY'RE KEEPING A RECORD.

TERRY TRADING.

Terry: BUYER BEWARE.

UP NEXT, THE MAN WHO COULD

BE COMING TO YOUR CHURCH TO

CHECK THINGS OUT

UNDERCOVER.

I'VE NOTICED POISON SON

SUMACK GROWING IN THE

FLOWERBEDS NEXT TO THE MAIN

ENTRANCE.

I HAVE ENTERED THE WORSHIP

FACILITY AND EXITED AND NO

ONE HAS SPOKEN TO ME.

Terry: MEET THE SECRET

CHURCH SHOPPER AFTER THIS.

Gordon: MYSTERY

SHOPPERS GO INTO DEPARTMENT

STORES UNDERCOVER AND

EVALUATE CONSUMER SERVICE.

AND NOW THERE IS A NEW TWIST

TO THIS CONCEPT: PASTORS ARE

USING IT TO MAKE THEIR

CHURCHES BETTER.

EPHRAIM GRAHAM BRINGS US

THAT STORY.

DON'T BE NERVOUS.

I'VE GOT TO BE STRAIGHT

WITH YOU.

YOU'RE ON UNDERCOVER BOSS.

YOU JUST HAVE TWO NEW

SERVERS WHO JUST STARTED.

TO MYSTERY DINERS.

THE COVERT CONCEPT NOT ONLY

CREATES POPULAR TELEVISION

SHOWS, IT IS ANSWERING THE

PRAYERS OF SOME CHURCH

LEADERS.

THE CONCEPT OF THE SECRET

CHURCH SHOPPER IS NOT

ORIGINAL TO ME.

Reporter: BUT THOMAS

HARRISON HAS ADDED THE ANGLE

OF MINISTRY WORSHIPPERS.

EVEN THE AMERICAN MEDICAL

ASSOCIATION RECOMMENDS TO

THEIR DOCTORS TO HAVE SECRET

PATIENT SHOPPERS.

Reporter: AND THIS

FORMER PASTOR GETS CALLS

FROM CHURCHES ACROSS THE

COUNTRY TO SECRETLY CHECK

THINGS OUT.

I NEVER KNOW WHEN THE

PHONE RINGS IF IT IS NEW

YORK OR CHICAGO OR

LOS ANGELES OR SOME OTHER

PLACE.

I HAVE THE MOST INTERESTING

QUESTIONS THAT PEOPLE ASK

ME.

Reporter: HARRISON

FINDS SOME MOST INTERESTING

THINGS ON THESE VISITS.

I'VE NOTICED POISON SUMAC

GROWING IN THE FLOWERBEDS,

NEXT TO THE MAIN ENTRANCE.

FOUR FOOT TALL.

CHURCHES ARE CLUTTERED.

THEY HAVE COLLECTIONS OF

MATERIALS IN VARIOUS PLACES,

AND THERE SEEMS TO BE NO

ORDER.

AND IF YOU THINK ABOUT IT,

WE DO THAT AT OUR HOME,

TOO.

THERE HAVE BEEN OCCASIONS,

HONESTLY, WHEN I HAVE

ENTERED THE WORSHIP FACILITY

AND EXITED AND NO ONE HAS

SPOKEN TO ME.

Reporter: HARRISON'S

ATTENTION TO DETAIL IS ONLY

EXCEEDED BY HIS HEART FOR

HELPING CHURCHES IMPROVE AND

REACH MORE PEOPLE WITH THE

GOSPEL.

*

Reporter: WE FOLLOWED

HIM ON A RECENT SECRET VISIT

TO MASON CITY CHRISTIAN

CHURCH IN CENTRAL ILLINOIS.

I'M REALLY EXCITED ABOUT

WHAT MR. HARRISON -- THE

MINISTRY THAT HE HAS, AND I

WANT TO SHARE IT WITH A LOT

OF PEOPLE.

BUT I HAVE TO KEEP THAT TO

MYSELF.

Reporter: PASTOR JOE

INVITED HARRISON, BUT HE IS

JUST A BIT NERVOUS ABOUT

WHAT HIS CHURCH MEMBERS WILL

THINK WHEN THEY FIND OUT.

IT'S ALMOST LIKE YOU'VE

BEEN PUNK'd.

I'VE BEEN WORKING WITH MY

LEADERS HERE AT THE CHURCH,

DOING A LOT OF LEADERSHIP

TRAINING, AND KIND OF

PREPARING THEM WITHOUT THEM

KNOWING.

Reporter: WHEN THE

PASTOR FIRST CAME TO LEAD

THE MASON CITY, IT HOVERED

ABOUT 200, AND IT QUICKLY

GREW TO 400 MEMBERS STRONG

AND RELOCATED.

BUT IT HAS HOVERED AT THAT

400 MEMBERS FOR A FEW

YEARS.

AS WE MOVED INTO THIS

LARGER BUILDING, WE HAVE

BEGUN ATTRACTING PEOPLE FROM

SURROUNDING TOWNS AND

VILLAGES HERE.

SOME DRIVE 30 MILES.

SOME DRIVE 40 MILES.

AND WE ALSO HAVE NOTICED IN

OUR CHURCH, WE'VE HAD PEOPLE

COME AND THEY'LL STAY FOR A

WHILE AND THEN THEY'LL

LEAVE.

AND WE SEEK TO REACH OUT TO

THEM.

THERE I HAS BEEN A LITTLE

BIT, FOR LACK OF A BETTER

WORD, A REVOLVING DOOR.

MANY TIMES IT IS THE

EXPERIENCE THAT GUEST HAS AS

TO WHETHER OR NOT THAT GUEST

BECOMES A MEMBER OR NOT.

Reporter: WITH THAT IN

MIND, HARRISON PAYS CLOSE

ATTENTION TO HOW CHURCH

MEMBERS GREET PEOPLE.

THOUGH HE WOULD NEVER REVEAL

WHERE IT HAPPENED, ONE EVENT

STANDS OUT.

DURING THE FELLOWSHIP

TIME, WHERE EVERYONE IS

SHAKING HANDS, A WOMAN

BEHIND ME LEANS OVER PAST ME

TO SHAKE THE HAND TO THE

WOMAN IN FRONT OF ME.

AND IN THE PROCESS, SHE

DOESN'T SAY, HELLO, MOVE,

YOU'RE IN THE WAY, AND SO I

FEEL ABANDONED.

SO EVERYONE IS SHAKING

HANDS, AND I'M JUST STANDING

HERE.

Reporter: HARRISON

URGES CHURCHES TO MAKE

REACHING PEOPLE WHO ARE NEW

TO THE CHURCH EXPERIENCE A

TOP PRIORITY.

SO AFTER EVERY VISIT, HE

DELIVERS A 30 30- TO

50-PAGE REPORT TO HELP THE

CHURCH IMPROVE.

IT IS BASED ON THE FIVE-STAR

CHURCH, A BOOK DEDICATED TO

CHRISTIAN EXCELLENCE.

THE SAME GOD WHO CALLED

US ALSO MADE US.

AND THERE ARE OCCASIONS WHEN

I BODY DOES NOT FUNCTION THE

WAY GOD INTENDED OR

DESIGNED.

AND WE HAVE TO GO TO A

DOCTOR OR TO A PHYSICAL

THERAPIST.

AND THE SAME GOD THAT HEALS

US, ALSO PROVIDES THESE

OCCUPATIONS.

SO IT IS ALL ABOUT

DIAGNOSIS.

IT IS A SNAPSHOT OF WHAT IS

HAPPENING IN THIS

CONGREGATION AT THIS MOMENT

IN TIME.

Reporter: AND THAT'S

THE PICTURE PASTOR BRAZINO

HOPES WILL HELP HIS MEMBERS

MAKE A DIFFERENCE.

ALL OF US AS PASTORS, WE

HAVE BLIND SPOTS.

AND NO MATTER HOW MUCH

RESEARCH WE DO OR HOW MUCH

WE SEEK TO IMPROVE WHAT

WE'RE DOING FOR THE GLORY OF

GOD AND THE EFFECTIVENESS OF

HIS KINGDOM, I THINK THAT

THERE ARE AREAS THAT WE ALL

CODCOULD IMPROVE ON.

Reporter: EPHRAIM

GRAHAM, CBN NEWS, MASON

CITY, ILLINOIS.

Gordon: TERRY, BE

CAREFUL.

THE NEXT TIME YOU'RE AT

CHURCH, YOU MAY BE NEXT TO A

SECRET CHURCH SHOPPER.

Terry: YOU CAN

RECOGNIZE HIM.

Gordon: YOU THINK

YOU'RE DOING SOMETHING, AND

TO HAVE SOMEONE WHO IS A

STRANGER TO IT COME IN, WHO

IS SPECIFICALLY EVALUATING

YOU, AND SAY, WELL, YOU'RE

NOT EXACTING HITTING THE

MARK YOU THOUGHT YOU WERE

HITTING.

Terry: IT DOES HELP YOU

SEE CHURCH FROM A DIFFERENT

PERSPECTIVE, FROM A PERSON

WHO IS COMING IN FOR THE

FIRST TIME AND DOESN'T KNOW

EVERYBODY.

Gordon: DEFINITELY

SHAKE HANDS WITH PEOPLE NEXT

TO YOU.

Terry: EXACTLY.

UP NEXT, A BANK ROBBER WHO

WAS ONCE ONE OF THE

MOST-WANTED CRIMINALS IN

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA.

I WALKED IN, PUT THE GUN

TO THE WOMAN, AND TOOK THE

MONEY.

AND I REMEMBER APOLOGIZING

ON MY WAY OUT.

Terry: THIS WOMAN HIT

NINE BANKS IN ONE YEAR.

YOU'LL SEE HOW THE TENTH

TOOK HER DOWN.

WHEN WE COME BACK.

A .

Gordon: DANA BRYANT

DIDN'T SET TO BE A BANK

ROBBER.

SHE WAS A COLLEGE STUDENT

AND FELL IN LOVE WITH AN

ABUSIVE GUY AND A VERY

ADDICTIVE DRUG.

NOT LONG AFTER THAT, DANA

WAS STANDING IN A BANK WITH

A GUN IN HER HAND.

THE LARGEST AMOUNT I EVER

STOLE WAS $44,000.

ALL OF THE MONEY IN THE

BAG.

GO!

Reporter: BY 24 YEARS

OLD, DANA BRYANT WAS A BANK

ROBBER, A METH ADDICT, AND

ONE OF THE MOST-WANTED

CRIMINALS IN NORTHERN

CALIFORNIA.

I KNEW IF I GOT CAUGHT, I

WOULD BE GOING AWAY TO

PRISON FOR A VERY LONG

TIME.

I DIDN'T WANT TO GET CAUGHT

AND I DIDN'T WANT TO LIVE.

Reporter: RAISED IN A

MIDDLE CLASS HOME, DANA SAID

SHE FELT WORTHLESS BECAUSE

SHE NEVER FELT SHE COULD

MEASURE UP TO HER MOTHER'S

EXPECTATIONS.

IN HIGH SCHOOL, SHE FOUND

THAT PARTYING HELPED HER

COPE.

I BECAME THE ONE THAT

DRANK THE MOST AT A PARTY.

I WAS THE ONE THAT MADE A

FOOL OUT OF MYSELF MORE THAN

MOST.

I EVENTUALLY WAS THE ONE

THAT WAS GOING HOME WITH

SOMEONE ELSE.

Reporter: AFTER HIGH

SCHOOL, DANA MET A MAN SHE

THOUGHT WOULD FILL EVERY

VOID SHE HAD.

SOON SHE DISCOVERED THE LOVE

OF HER LIFE HAD A VIOLENT

TEMPER.

HE SLAMMED ME AGAINST THE

WALL, CHOKED ME UNTIL I

NEARLY PASSED OUT.

Reporter: DANA ENDURED

PHYSICAL AND MENTAL ABUSE

FOR THREE YEARS.

SHE GREW ACCUSTO ACCUSTOMED

TO HIDING THE BRUISES ON HER

FACE.

HER FRIENDS BEGGED HER TO

LEAVE.

STILL, DANA STAYED.

I FELT UGLY.

I DIDN'T FEEL WORTH

ANYTHING.

AND SO HE WOULD TELL ME WHAT

I WANTED TO HEAR.

SO I BECAME ADDICTED TO JUST

HIM MAKING ME FEEL BETTER

ABOUT MYSELF.

Reporter: EVENTUALLY

DANA HAD A CHILD WITH HER

BOYFRIEND, BUT SOON

AFTERWARD, SHE DEVELOPED

ANOTHER ADDICTION, TO METH.

UNABLE TO LOOK AFTER HER

CHILD, DANA PUT HER DAUGHTER

IN HER MOTHER'S CARE.

BY NOW SHE HAD LOST HER JOB

AND HAD NO MONEY.

THAT'S WHEN DANA STARTED

ROBBING BANKS.

SHE USED A FAKE GUN, AND

EACH TIME SHE PLAYED THE

VICTIM UNTIL THE TELLERS

SAID SOMEONE ELSE WAS

FORCING HER TO ROB THEM.

I WALKED IN, PUT THE GUN

TO THE WOMAN, AND TOOK THE

MONEY.

AND I REMEMBER APOLOGIZING

ON MY WAY OUT.

GO, GO!

Reporter: THEN,

EMBOLDENED BY METH, SHE LEFT

HER BOYFRIEND FOR GOOD.

SHE ALSO HAD BECOME AN

HABITUAL GAMBLERS.

HABITUAL GAMBLER.

AND SHE STARTED TO HOLD UP

BANKS.

I STARTED TO SEE I COULD

GET KILLED BY THE POLICE.

AND SO IT DIDN'T MATTER

ANYMORE.

ALTHOUGH I TRIED TO GET

AWAY, YOU KNOW, IT IS THAT

SURVIVAL TO RUN, BUT I

REALLY DIDN'T CARE IF THEY

KILLED ME OR NOT.

Reporter: IN ONE YEAR'S

TIME, SHE HIT NINE FINANCIAL

INSTITUTIONS, AND THE POLICE

AND THE F.B.I. WERE LOOKING

FOR HER.

DANA WAS ABOUT TO MAKE HER

10th HIT WHEN A BANK

EMPLOYEE RECOGNIZED HER AND

CALLED THE POLICE.

ALL OF THE POLICE HAD

SURROUNDED ME.

I REMEMBER GETTING IN THE

BACK OF THE CAR CUFFED, AND

BEING GRATEFUL.

I HAD A COGNITIVE THOUGHT

THAT FINALLY IT WAS OVER.

AND I DIDN'T CARE THAT I WAS

GOING TO PRISON.

Reporter: DANA WAS

CHARGED WITH NINE COUNTS OF

BANK ROBBERY AND POSSESSION

OF A WEAPON.

SHE FACED 25 YEARS IN A

WOMEN'S FEDERAL PRISON.

THEN ON SENTENCING DAY, THE

JUDGE CALLED HER FORWARD.

HE SAID IS VERY BAD THING

HAPPENED TO A GOOD GIRL.

AND HE SAID, I'M GOING TO

GIVE YOU A CHANCE.

HE LOOKED ME IN THE EYE.

HE SAID, I'M GOING TO SEND

YOU TO A PROGRAM.

I THINK YOU NEED HELP.

AND BECAUSE OF THAT, I ONLY

GOT A FIVE-YEAR SENTENCE.

Reporter: AFTER SHE

WENT TO A COURT-ORDERED

REHAB PROGRAM, SHE STARTED

SERVING HER SENTENCE.

DANA WENT TO A CHAPEL

SERVICE WHERE SHE FINALLY

REALIZED SHE NEEDED GOD TO

RESCUE HER.

I FELT SCARED AT SERVICE

BECAUSE SOME WOMEN WERE

RAISING THEIR HANDS AND

WORSHIPPING GOD IN A WAY

THAT I WASN'T USED TO.

SO IT WAS FOREIGN TO ME, BUT

IT MADE ME FEEL ALIVE.

AND I COULD SEE THE FREEDOM

ON THEIR FACES.

AND I RAN TO MY ROOM AND

DROPPED TO MY KNEES.

AND ASKED THEM TO SAVE ME.

AND I SAID I WAS SORRY FOR

EVERYTHING THAT I DID.

AND THAT I COULDN'T MAKE IT

THROUGH THIS WITHOUT HIM.

THAT I WAS GOING TO DIE IF

HE DIDN'T SAVE ME.

I REMEMBER EVERYTHING IN MY

LIFE CHANGED.

I WAS FREE.

I WAS FREE.

Reporter: DANA ASKED

GOD TO FORGIVE HER FOR ALL

OF THE THINGS THAT SHE HAD

DONE.

BECAUSE I WAS SORRY.

I WAS WRONG.

I HURT PEOPLE.

Reporter: DANA SERVED

OUT HER SENTENCE, AND SAYS

DURING THAT TIME, GOD TOOK

AWAY HER ADDICTION TO METH

AND GAMBLING.

AFTER HER RELEASE, SHE

MARRIED A CHRISTIAN MAN AND

THEY'RE RAISING HER DAUGHTER

AND TWO OTHER CHILDREN.

SHE REACHED OUT THROUGH

THEIR MINISTRY CALLED

"CROSSING THE JORDAN."

DANA SHARES WITH OTHERS THAT

GOD IS TRULY A GOD OF A

SECOND CHANCE.

JESUS CAN HEAL THE INNER

PARTS OF YOUR BEING.

HE CAN MAKE EVERYTHING NEW.

HE CAN RESTORE ALL THAT WAS

LOST.

AND HE CAN HEAL THAT PAIN.

HE REALLY CAN MAKE IT ALL

NEW.

Gordon: AND HE CAN MAKE

IT ALL NEW FOR YOU.

AND HE IS NOT JUST THE GOD

OF A SECOND CHANCE.

HE IS THE GOD OF THE THIRD

CHANCE, OF THE FOURTH

CHANCE.

HE SAYS HE IS EVEN WILLING

TO GO SEVEN TIMES 70.

AND HE'LL SAY TO YOU, BEHOLD

THE OLD THINGS ARE PASSED

AWAY.

ALL THINGS ARE MADE NEW.

YOU -- YOU CAN BE MADE NEW.

EVERY DAY CAN BE A NEW

BEGINNING FOR YOU.

A NEW ADVENTURE WITH THE ONE

WHO CREATED YOU.

NOW, WHAT DID HE CREATE US

FOR?

WELL, THE BIBLE IS

SPECIFIC.

HE CREATED US TO DO GOOD

WORKS, THAT HE PLANNED

BEFORE HE EVEN FOUNDED THE

WORLD.

AND THOSE THINGS WILL

SATISFY US.

HE KNOWS ALL ABOUT YOU.

HE KNOWS WHAT YOU'VE DONE

WRONG.

BUT HE HAS CREATED GOOD

THINGS FOR YOU TO DO.

HE NEVER INTENDED YOU TO GET

ADDICTED, TO GET DEPENDENT.

THAT WASN'T HIS PLAN.

HIS PLAN IS THAT YOU MIGHT

HAVE LIFE AND HAVE IT MORE

ABUNDANTLY.

NOW, WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO

GET THIS?

WELL, IT TAKES THE SAME

THING THAT DANA DID,

SURRENDER.

SAY, LORD, NO LONGER MY WILL

BE DONE.

LET YOUR WILL BE DONE.

WHAT DID YOU PLAN FOR ME?

HOW DID I FINED THAT?

HOW CAN YOU REVEAL THAT TO

ME?

AND IF YOU'LL DO THAT, HE

STARTS THE PROCESS WHERE HE

CHANGES YOU.

HE CHANGES YOU FROM YOUR

INNER MOST BEING, SO THE

THINGS YOU USED TO WANT YOU

DON'T WANT ANYMORE.

AND YOUR NEW DESIRE IS TO

FIND THE THINGS THAT GOD

WANTS YOU TO DO.

FIND THE GREAT ADVENTURE

WITHIN THEM.

SO IF YOU WANT THAT, DO THE

SAME THING THAT DANA DID.

ASK HIM.

HE SAYS TO YOU CLEARLY,

"BEHOLD I STAND AT THE DOOR

AND KNOCK.

IF ANYONE HEAR MY VOICE AND

OPEN THE DOOR, I'LL COME

IN."

SO IF THIS IS FOR YOU, YOU

WANT A NEW LIFE, A FRESH

START, ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS

ASK HIM AND HE'LL DO THE

REST.

SO IF YOU WANT IT, BOW YOUR

HEAD WITH ME AND LET'S PRAY

A SIMPLE PRAYER, AND LET GOD

DO ALL OF THE REST.

WHAT HE HAS DONE FOR OTHERS,

WHAT HE DID FOR DANA, HE CAN

DO FOR YOU.

LET'S PRAY.

JESUS -- THAT'S RIGHT, SAY

HIS NAME.

JESUS, I COME TO YOU, AND,

LORD, I WANT THIS FRESH

START.

I WANT ALL THE OLD THINGS TO

PASS AWAY.

AND I WANT TO BE MADE NEW.

SO, JESUS, FORGIVE ME OF THE

THINGS THAT I'VE DONE

WRONG.

SET ME FREE FROM THEM.

AND IF YOU'LL DO THIS, I

WANT TO FOLLOW YOU ALL OF

THE DAYS OF MY LIFE.

I WANT YOUR WILL TO BE DONE

IN MY LIFE.

SO HEAR MY PRAYER.

ANSWER IT TODAY.

ANSWER IT NOW.

FOR I ASK IT IN JESUS'

NAME.

FATHER, FOR THOSE WHO JUST

PRAYED, I ASK FOR A BAPTISM

IN YOUR LOVE.

I ASK THAT YOU SURROUND THEM

AND FILL THEM TO

OVERFLOWING.

LET THEM KNOW THAT THEIR

PRAYER HAS BEEN HEARD AND

HAS BEEN ANSWERED.

AND WE ASK IT ALL IN JESUS'

NAME.

IF YOU PRAYED WITH ME, THE

BIBLE SAYS THERE IS ONE MORE

THING YOU HAVE TO DO.

AND THAT IS CONFESS WITH

YOUR MOUTH.

IF YOU BELIEVE IN YOUR HEART

AND THEN CONFESS WITH YOUR

MOUTH, YOU SHALL BE SAVED.

WE MADE IT EASY FOR YOU.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS PICK

UP THE PHONE AND MAKE A

TOLL-FREE CALL.

1-888-777-1999.

1-800-759-0700.

WHEN YOU CALL, ALL YOU HAVE

TO DO IS SAY, I PRAYED AND

ASKED JESUS TO COME INTO MY

HEART.

WE HAVE SOMETHING FOR YOU.

IT'S CALLED "A NEW DAY."

IN HERE IS A C.D. TEACHING.

WHAT DO CHRISTIANS BELIEVE?

AND WHAT DO YOU DO?

HOW DO YOU LIVE THE

CHRISTIAN LIFE?

WHAT'S NEXT?

WE ALSO ENCOURAGE TOW GET A

COPY OF THE BIBLE.

START READING IT EVERY DAY.

IT IS THROUGH THE READING OF

THE WORD YOU RENEW YOUR

MIND.

AND WE ALSO ENCOURAGE YOU TO

JOIN A LOCAL CHURCH AND GO

THROUGH WATER BAPTISM.

IT IS ALL PART OF BEING A

CHRISTIAN.

START WITH THE PHONE CALL.

IT'S FREE.

THE PACKET IS FREE.

1-800-759-0700.

TERRY, OVER TO YOU.

Terry: COMING UP LATER,

A MOM WHO GOT A DREADFUL

DIAGNOSIS ABOUT HER CHILD.

SHE HAS LYME DISEASE, AND

IT'S PRETTY MUCH THROUGHOUT

HER BODY.

I REMEMBER HIM SORT OF

PATTING MY HAND AND SAYING,

THINGS WILL GET WORSE BEFORE

THEY GET BETTER.

Terry: AND THEY DID,

UNTIL THIS DAUGHTER DEFIED

HER DOCTOR'S PROGNOSIS.

SEE HOW SHE DID IT.

THAT'S STILL AHEAD.

WELCOME BACK TO "THE 700

CLUB."

THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT HAS

PASSED A RESOLUTION CALLING

FOR IRAN TO RELEASE AND

CLEAR THE NAME OF AMERICAN

PASTOR SAEED ABEDINI.

HE IS BEING HELD IN IRAN

BECAUSE OF CHARGES RELATED

TO HIS CHRISTIAN FAITH.

THE RESOLUTION HAD BROAD

SUPPORT.

A WIDOW IN KENYA IS

RECEIVING MUCH-NEEDED HELP

FROM "OPERATION BLESSING."

SUSAN WAS STRUGGLING TO

PROVIDE FOR HER CHILDREN AND

LACKED ACCESS TO BASIC

NECESSITIES LIKE WATER.

"OPERATION BLESSING" WAS

ABLE TO DRILL A WELL IN

SUSAN'S VILLAGE, PROVIDING

SAFE DRINKING WATER.

TEAMS ALSO SUPPORTED THE

LOCAL SCHOOL BY GIVING

NUTRITIOUS LUNCHES TO THE

CHILDREN, AND SETTING UP A

COMMUNITY GARDEN AND CHICKEN

FARM PROJECT.

THERE SUSAN AND OTHERS CAN

WORK TO EARN MONEY TO

SUPPORT THEIR FAMILIES.

AND 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.

Gordon: WHEN AN

EARTHQUAKE STRUCK THE COAST

OF GUATEMALA, "OPERATION

BLESSING" WAS ON THE SCENE,

HELPING THE 15,000

SURVIVORS, LIKE THIS WIDOW

WHO LOST HER HUSBAND AND HER

HOME IN THE EARTHQUAKE.

Reporter: 40 SECONDS,

THAT'S ALL IT TOOK FOR AN

EARTHQUAKE TO TAKE THE LIFE

OF GLENDI'S HUSBAND AT THIS

DEEP PIT WHERE HE WORKED.

WHEN I HEARD ABOUT MY

HUSBAND'S DEATH, I WAS IN

SHOCK.

IT WASN'T UNTIL THREE DAYS

LATER THAT I REALIZED WE HAD

LOST OUR HOME, TOO.

Reporter: AT FIRST

GLENDI AND HER THREE

DAUGHTERS WENT TO LIVE AT A

SHELTER.

EACH NIGHT THERE, THEIR

GIRLS CRIED FOR THEIR DADDY

AND THEIR HOME.

I WANTED TO BE IN MY

HOUSE.

MY DAUGHTERS' WORRY

CAUSED ME GREAT PAIN.

I TOLD THEM TO PUT THEIR

FAITH IN GOD, BUT I DIDN'T

KNOW WHAT TO DO.

I DIDN'T HAVE A JOB.

NO MONEY EVEN TO BUY FOOD.

Reporter: THAT'S WHEN

"OPERATION BLESSING" ARRIVED

WITH FOOD, WATER, MEDICINE,

AND BLANKETS FOR THE 15,000

EARTHQUAKE VICTIMS.

WE THEN DECIDED THAT GLENDI

AND HER CHILDREN WOULD BE

AMONG THE FIRST TO RECEIVE A

BRAND NEW HOME.

WHEN I GOT THE NEWS THAT

"OPERATION BLESSING" WAS

BUILDING US A HOUSE, I

THOUGHT, GOD HAS ANSWERED MY

PRAYERS.

AND QUICKLY.

CH.

Reporter: IN A COUPLE

OF DAYS, GLENDI'S HOUSE WAS

FINISHED, AND THEY WERE ABLE

TO MOVE IN.

MY HOUSE IS VERY PRETTY.

WE REALLY LIKE IT.

AND WE'RE HAPPY.

Reporter: BUT WE KNEW

THAT AS A WIDOW, GLENDI ALSO

NEEDED A WAY TO SUPPORT HER

FAMILY.

SO WE BOUGHT HER A

COMMERCIAL CORN GRINDER TO

START A SMALL BUSINESS.

WITH THE PROFITS, SHE CAN

BUY FOOD AND PAY FOR OTHER

LIVING EXPENSES.

GLENDI COULD NOT BELIEVE HER

EYES WHEN WE GAVE HER THE

GRINDER.

SHE TOLD US IT WAS THE VERY

THING THAT SHE HAD WANTED TO

BUY TO START A SMALL

BUSINESS.

THANK YOU FOR THE GRINDER

AND MY HOUSE AND MY NEW

BUSINESS.

YOU HAVE SHOWN ME I'M NOT

ALONE.

AND GOD DID NOT ABANDON ME

OR MY DAUGHTERS.

THANK YOU.

Gordon: AND THANK YOU.

IF YOU'RE A MEMBER OF "THE

700 CLUB," YOU'RE PART OF

BLESSING THAT FAMILY.

IN THEIR TIME OF NEED, YOU

WERE THERE.

NOT WITH A HANDOUT, BUT WITH

JUST A MAKEOVER, TO REALLY

RESTORE THEM, TO SHOW THEM

THAT GOD STILL LOVES THEM.

WE LOVE THEM.

IF YOU'RE NOT A MEMBER, JOIN

WITH US.

A PORTION OF EVERY GIFT GOES

INTO THE WORK OF "OPERATION

BLESSING" TO HELP PEOPLE

AROUND THE WORLD.

ANOTHER PORTION GOES INTO

THE WORK OF CBN

INTERNATIONAL, WHERE WE'RE

TRAINING CHRISTIANS IN 15

PRODUCTION CENTERS, LOCATED

STRATEGICALLY AROUND THE

WORLD.

HOW TO DO CHRISTIAN

TELEVISION, HOW TO PREACH

THE GOSPEL ON TV.

NOT IN ENGLISH OR SOME

DUBBED PROGRAM, BUT ONE IN

THEIR OWN LANGUAGE.

DONE IN THEIR OWN CULTURE.

SHOWING PEOPLE WHAT JESUS IS

DOING IN THEIR NATION, RIGHT

WHERE THEY ARE.

SO IF YOU WANT TO BE A PART

OF IT, JOIN WITH US.

CALL US, 1-800-759-0700.

JUST SAY, YES, I WANT TO

JOIN "THE 700 CLUB."

HOW MUCH IS IT?

IT'S $20 A MONTH, 65 CENTS A

DAY.

WHEN YOU CALL, ASK FOR

PLEDGE EXPRESS.

THAT'S 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 AS

OUR GIFT TO YOU "POWER FOR

LIFE," MONTHLY TEACHING

C.D.s.

SO IF YOU WOULD LIKE THOSE,

ASK FOR PLEDGE EXPRESS WHEN

YOU CALL OR LOG ON TO

CBN.COM.

WHEN YOU GIVE ON THE

INTERNET, YOU AUTOMATICALLY

SIGN UP FOR PLEDGE EXPRESS.

Terry: NEXT WE'RE GOING

TO BE PRAYING FOR YOU, BUT

FIRST A YOUNG WOMAN AND HER

BATTLE WITH LYME DISEASE.

I DIDN'T WALK FOR A FEW

YEARS.

I HAD SEVERE HEADACHES,

PRETTY MUCH MIGRAINES.

IT WAS A VERY DIFFICULT AND

TERRIFYING SITUATION TO BE

IN.

Terry: WATCH HOW SHE

RECOVERS AGAINST ALL ODDS.

Terry: MARIANNE WAS

TOLD HER 10-YEAR-OLD

DAUGHTER, MARY ROSE, HAD

LYME DISEASE, AND THAT HER

SICK CHILD WOULD GET MUCH

WORSE BEFORE SHE GOT ANY

BETTER.

MARIANNE WAS DEVASTATED, BUT

NOT FOR LONG.

BOTH MOTHER AND DAUGHTER

BEGAN TO SATURATE THEMSELVES

WITH SCRIPTURE AND PRAYER,

AND TODAY MARY ROSE IS A

WALKING MIRACLE.

IN SOME WAYS, I WAS

TERRIFIED.

IT WAS A VERY DIFFICULT

CONCEPT TO TRY TO THINK

ABOUT AT 10 YEARS OLD.

MY LITTLE GIRL, WHO WAS

ALWAYS THE FIRST ONE OUT TO

PLAY IN THE MORNING AND THE

LAST ONE IN AT NIGHT WAS

LOSING ENERGY.

I WASN'T AWARE OF ANYTHING

GOING AROUND OR ANY KIND OF

A FLU.

THERE WERE LOTS OF HOSPITAL

TESTS, LOTS OF VISITS, LOTS

OF, WELL, WE CAN TELL YOU

SHE DOESN'T HAVE CANCER AND

SHE DOESN'T HAVE MUSCULAR

DYSTROPHY.

WE'RE NOT QUITE SURE WHAT

SHE DOES HAVE.

IN THE MEANTIME SHE WAS

GETTING SICKER AND LOSING

WEIGHT.

IT TOOK NINE MONTHS TO

ACTUALLY RECEIVE A DIAGNOSIS

OF WHAT WAS ACTUALLY GOING

ON.

THE DOCTOR SAID IT'S A

CONFIRMATION OF WHAT I WAS

THINKING, AND SHE HAS LYME

DISEASE.

AND IT'S PRETTY MUCH

THROUGHOUT HER BODY.

AND I REMEMBER HIM SORT OF

PATTING MY HAND AND SAYING

THINGS WILL GET WORSE BEFORE

THEY GET BETTER.

AND AT 10 YEARS OLD, I

DIDN'T REALLY KNOW WHAT

WORSE WAS BECAUSE AT THAT

POINT I WASN'T ACTUALLY ABLE

TO WALK ON MY OWN.

IN MY MIND, WORSE WAS, LIKE,

DEATH.

THEY HAD TO PUT A PICK

LINE IN HER ARM IN ORDER TO

GIVE HER I.V. MEDS.

SO HERE SHE WAS ALREADY SICK

AND GETTING SICKER FROM THE

MEDICINE.

I DIDN'T WALK FOR ALMOST

TWO YEARS.

I LOST A SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT

OF WEIGHT.

I HAD PRETTY SEVERE

HEADACHES, PRETTY MUCH

MIGRAINES.

IT WAS A DIFFICULT AND

TERRIFYING SITUATION TO BE

IN.

I ASKED MY MOM, YOU KNOW, IS

GOD PUNISHING ME?

DID I DO SOMETHING TO MESS

UP?

DID I PRAY THE WRONG

PRAYER?

AND I REMEMBER STOPPING

AND HAVING TO JUST SAY A

PRAYER, AND SAY, LORD,

PLEASE GIVE ME THE WORDS TO

ENCOURAGE MY DAUGHTER

BECAUSE I'M NOT QUITE SURE

WHAT I'M GOING TO SAY HERE.

AND I HAD TURNED AWAY, AND

WHEN I TURNED BACK TO HER,

WHAT I SAID WAS, NOPE, YOU

HAVEN'T DONE ANYTHING

WRONG.

BE ENCOURAGED WITH THAT.

GOD DOESN'T GIVE DISEASE.

THAT'S NOT HIS CHARACTER.

AND I MIGHT NOT KNOW, AND I

MIGHT NOT BE ABLE TO GIVE

YOU A LOT OF THE ANSWERS

THAT YOU WANT, BUT WHAT I DO

KNOW, MARY ROSE, IS THAT GOD

IS STILL GOOD.

MY MOM AND I WOULD HAVE

TIME, USUALLY IN THE

AFTERNOON, WHERE WE WOULD

PRAY.

IN THE MORNING, IT WAS

USUALLY HER READING

SCRIPTURES FROM THE BIBLE.

I REMEMBER PRAYING AND

ASKING GOD, OKAY, LORD, HOW

DO I ENCOURAGE HER BECAUSE

SHE REALLY, REALLY NEEDED

ENCOURAGEMENT.

ONE DAY I STARTED READING

PSALM 23 OUT LOUD, AND SHE

SAID, I LIKE THAT, MOM.

THAT BRINGS ME HOPE.

AND SO THAT BECAME ONE OF

OUR FAVORITE SCRIPTURES TO

LEAD.

READ.

HE LEADS ME BESIDE QUIET

WATERS, HE RESTORES MY

SOUL.

HE GUIDES ME IN THE PATH OF

RIGHTEOUSNESS FOR HIS

NAMESAKE.

EVEN THOUGH I WALK THROUGH

THE VALLEY OF THE SHADOW OF

DEATH, I WILL FEAR NO EVIL

FOR YOU ARE WITH ME.

I BEGAN TO REALLY PLACE

MY TRUST IN GOD, AND KNOW

THAT HE WAS THERE.

AND THAT I WAS GOING TO HOLD

ON TO HIM.

AND AS I DID THAT, SLOWLY I

BEGAN TO TAKE STEPS

FORWARD.

MY HEADACHES WOULD DECREASE,

OR MAYBE I WOULD BE ABLE TO

INTRODUCE NEW FOOD INTO MY

DIET.

WHEN I PHYSICAL THERAPIST

TOLD ME I WOULDN'T BE ABLE

TO WALK AGAIN --

I REMEMBER MARY ROSE

SAYING, OH, REALLY?

I'M 11 YEARS OLD, AND YOU'RE

NOT GOING TO TELL ME I'M NOT

GOING TO WALK AGAIN.

OBVIOUSLY, YOU DON'T KNOW MY

GOD.

LITERALLY, THOSE WERE HER

WORDS.

THAT WAS A DAY THAT GOD

USED TO FUEL INSIDE OF ME

THAT HE WAS BIGGER.

TO PUSH, TO GET THE

EXERCISES DONE, WHEN SHE

COULDN'T MOVE AND WE HAD TO

DO THEM FOR HER.

AND WHEN SHE STARTED TO GAIN

STRENGTH AND SHE COULD DO

THEM, IT WAS HARD.

SHE WAS IN A LOT OF PAIN.

IT TOOK ME ABOUT SIX

WEEKS OR SO FROM WHEN I WAS

STANDING, AND THEN I TOOK MY

FIRST STEPS.

GOD JUST SAID, KEEP YOUR

FOCUS ON ME, AND I WILL BE

YOUR HOPE.

EVENTUALLY I GOT TO THE

POINT WHERE I COULD DO A

STATIONARY BIKE AND THEN A

TREADMILL, AND NOW I DO AN

ELLIPTICAL.

I ALSO HAD TO LEARN EATING,

AND EATING WELL.

FROM THE TIME OF THE

DIAGNOSIS TO THE TIME SHE

WAS ABLE TO FUNCTION PRETTY

MUCH ON HER OWN WAS CLOSER

TO A FIVE-YEAR TIME PERIOD.

GOD HAS DEFINITELY HEALED

ME IN MANY, MANY WAYS.

THERE IS NO MANMADE CURE FOR

LYME DISEASE, BUT I BELIEVE

THAT GOD CAN HEAL US FROM

ANYTHING.

I'VE BEEN OFF ANTIBIOTICS

FOR THREE YEARS.

GOD HAS DONE SOME AMAZING

WORK IN MY LIFE.

I'M DOING BETTER HEALTH-WISE

THAN I HAVE BEEN, I THINK,

PRETTY MUCH EVER.

AND THAT'S BECAUSE OF WHAT

GOD HAS DONE AND THE HEALING

HE HAS GIVEN ME.

Terry: AMAZING STORY.

A DIAGNOSIS THAT WAS NOT

POSITIVE IN ANY WAY.

AND GOD TOUCHED HER LIFE AND

RESTORED HER.

AND ALONG THE WAY TAUGHT HER

SOME THINGS ABOUT HIMSELF,

ABOUT HIS CHARACTER, ABOUT

HIS LOVE, ABOUT HIS GRACE.

WE WANT TO PRAY FOR YOU

TODAY.

AS YOU HEAR MARY ROSE'S

REPORT AND WE READ SOME

OTHER REPORTS, WE WANT YOU

TO KNOW THAT GOD HEARS YOUR

CRIES.

YOU DON'T NEED TO BE ANXIOUS

FOR ANYTHING.

THIS IS AN AMAZING STORY.

IN 1969, SYLVESTER, WHO

LIVES IN JACKSONVILLE,

FLORIDA, CONTACTED

HEPATITIS.

OVER THE YEARS THE INFECTION

SPREAD, SLOWLY THROUGHOUT

HIS LIVER, CAUSE SCLEROSIS.

HE EXPERIENCED A GREAT DEAL

OF SWEATING AND PAIN.

IT GOT SO BAD HE THOUGHT

ABOUT SUICIDE.

LAST NOVEMBER HE WAS

WATCHING THIS PROGRAM.

LAY YOUR HAND ON THAT PART

OF THE BODY AND SAY OUT

LOUD, I BELIEVE IN JESUS,

AND I BELIEVE THAT BY HIS

STRIPES I AM HEALED, AND

THEN ACT IT.

SYLVESTER LAID HIS HANDS ON

HIS STOMACH, AND REPEATED

WHAT YOU SAID, GORDON.

HE FELT NOTHING, BUT NEXT

MONTH THE DOCTORS DID A

BIOPSY, AND THE B BIOPSY

SHOWED A FULLY FUNCTIONING

LIVER, NO SCLEROSIS AND NO

HEPATITIS.

AND THE DOCTOR SAID, THAT'S

IMPOSSIBLE.

AND THEY EVEN DID A SECOND

BIOPSY THIS YEAR, AND THEY

FOUND THE SAME RESULTS: A

FULLY FUNCTIONING LIVER.

Gordon: THAT'S A

MIRACLE.

HEPATITIS -- I ASSUME IT IS

HEPATITIS "C," AND THERE IS

NO CURE FOR THAT.

BUT THERE IS A CURE IN

JESUS.

SOMETIMES IT HAPPENED

IMMEDIATELY.

AND SOMETIMES YOU GET THIS

WONDERFUL FEELING AND YOU

KNOW.

AND SOMETIMES THERE IS NO

EVIDENCE.

YOU JUST WAKE UP ONE DAY AND

SUDDENLY YOU'RE HEALED.

AND YOU GO, HOW DID THAT

HAPPEN?

HOW DID IT HAPPEN?

IT HAPPENED BY CLAIMING "BY

HIS STRIPES I AM HEALED."

AND NOT HAVING IT BEEN SOME

SORT OF EMPTY LET'S RECEIPT

THE WORDS, BUT BELIEVING

IT.

HERE IS ANOTHER REPORT.

KAREN, WHO IS A BELIEVER,

SHE LIVES HERE IN VIRGINIA,

AND SHE HAD SHARP PAIN

WHENEVER BENDING OVER OR

TWISTING HER BODY.

SHE HAD THIS FOR 20 YEARS.

SEVERAL DOCTORS DIAGNOSED A

MEDICAL CONDITION WHERE ONE

RIB TEMPORARILY SLIDES OVER

THE OTHER, CREATING ACUTE

PAIN.

I CAN'T IMAGINE THAT.

THEY TOLD HER THERE IS NO

CURE FOR IT.

THEN LAST JULY KAREN WAS

WATCHING "THE 700 CLUB."

TERRY, YOU HAD A WORD OF

KNOWLEDGE ABOUT SOMEONE

BEING HEALED OF A CONDITION

INVOLVING THE RIBS.

WHEN KAREN HER HEARD THE

WORD "RIBS," SHE SHOUTED,

I'M CLAIMING THAT FOR

MYSELF.

SHE LEANED WEIG WAY OVER

AND CAME BACK UP WITH NO

PAIN.

AND SHE HAS BEEN ABLE TO

MOVE FREELY, WITH NO PAIN

SINCE.

I LOVE THAT STORY.

WHAT THEY DID IS THEY

CLAIMED A BIBLE VERSE --

THEY CLAIMED A WHOLE PSALM,

PSALM 23, "THE LORD IS MY

SHEPHERD, AND HE PROVIDES

FOR ME.

HE MAKES ME LIE DOWN IN

GREEN PASTURE."

LET'S MOVE FORWARD, "HE

ANOINTS MY HEAD WITH OIL."

LET HIM DO THAT FOR YOU

RIGHT NOW.

LET HIM JUST ANOINT YOU, AND

REALIZE THAT FAITH ITSELF IS

A GIFT FROM HIM.

IT IS NOT SOMETHING WE DRUM

UP.

WHEN WE LOOK TO JESUS, HE IS

THE AUTHOR AND THE FINISHER

OF OUR FAITH.

WHEN WE UNDERSTAND THAT GOD

HAS GIVEN TO EACH ONE OF US

A MEASURE OF FAITH, WHEN WE

UNDERSTAND THAT, WE CAN PRAY

THAT SAME WONDERFUL PRAYER.

LORD, I BELIEVE.

HELP MY UNBELIEF, SO THAT

THE UNBELIEF IS NO LONGER IN

YOU.

AND ALL THAT IS LEFT IS THE

BELIEF.

THAT'S WHAT HAPPENED WITH

THAT YOUNG GIRL WHO HAD THAT

TERRIBLE DIAGNOSIS OF LYME

DISEASE, AND THE DOCTOR

TELLING HER THERE IS NO

CURE.

BUT SHE SAYS, MY GOD IS

GREATER.

I'M GOING TO GET THAT

UNBELIEF OUT.

I'M GOING TO EVERY DAY READ

THIS PSALM AND GLORIFY HIM

AND PRAISE HIM FOR EACH

INCREMENTAL CHANGE.

SOMETIMES MIRACLES HAPPEN

INSTANTLY.

SOMETIMES THEY HAPPEN OVER

TIME.

BUT THEY HAPPEN, AND THEY

HAPPEN BECAUSE WE LOOK TO

JESUS AND LET HIM DO THE

WONDERFUL WORK IN US.

SO LET'S DO THAT.

AND LET'S ASK HIM TO ANOINT

YOU RIGHT NOW WITH OIL.

AND LET'S BELIEVE.

AND LET'S DO THE SAME

THING.

LET'S ASK, BELIEVING.

AND IN AN ACT OF FAITH, LAY

YOUR HAND ON THE BODY THAT

NEEDS HEALING.

IF IT IS THROUGHOUT YOUR

BODY, LAY YOUR HAND ON YOUR

HEAD.

IF THERE ARE PEOPLE AROUND

YOU, ASK THEM TO COME LAY

HANDS ON YOU.

AND LET'S BELIEVE GOD.

AND JESUS SAYS, IF TWO OR

MORE AGREE TOUCHING

ANYTHING -- SO TERRY AND I

WILL AGREE, AND YOU AGREE,

AND TOGETHER LET'S TOUCH AND

LAY HANDS ON YOU.

AND LET'S LET GOD DO ALL OF

THE REST.

LET'S PRAY.

LORD, WE JUST COME INTO

AGREEMENT, AND WE ASK THAT

YOU WOULD ANOINT OUR HEADS

WITH OIL.

AND THAT YOUR ANOINTING

WOULD FLOW DOWN, THAT THERE

WOULD BE AN ABUNDANCE, THAT

WE WOULD BE JUST DRENCHED.

THAT IT WOULD FLOW DOWN,

DRENCHING US WITH THE

ANOINTING U ANOINTING OF

YOUR LOVE, YOUR GRACE, AND

YOUR HEALING.

AND WE COME TOGETHER IN

AGREEMENT, AND AS PEOPLE ARE

LAYING HANDS ON THAT AREA OF

THE BODY THAT NEEDS HEALING,

WE AGREE WITH THEM.

AND TOGETHER WE SAY, BY THE

STRIPES OF JESUS CHRIST, I

AM HEALED AND I AM MADE

WHOLE NOW.

BY THE SACRIFICE THAT WAS

GIVEN FOR ME.

AND I ENTER INTO THAT

HEALING NOW.

IN JESUS' NAME.

THERE IS SOMEONE, YOU'RE

EXPERIENCING SHARP PAINS IN

YOUR RIGHT KNEE, AND GOD HAS

JUST HEALED YOU.

HE IS ABLE TO DO WHAT THE

DOCTORS SAY CAN'T BE DONE.

HE IS ABLE TO REGROW

CARTILAGE.

HE IS ABLE TO KNIT FIGURE

TOGETHER LIGAMENTS.

HE IS ABLE TO RESTORE YOU

NOW IN JESUS' NAME.

IN AN ACT OF FAITH, WHAT YOU

COULD NOT DO BEFORE, TRY IT

NOW AND SEE WHAT GOD HAS

DONE FOR YOU.

TERRY?

Terry: THERE IS SOMEONE

ELSE, YOU HAVE A COMPROMISED

HEARING CONDITION.

YOUR NOT TOTALLY DEAF, BUT

IT'S LIKE EVERYTHING IS VERY

FAR AWAY AND

HALLOW-SOUNDING.

GOD IS OPENING YOUR EARS

UP.

RIGHT NOW YOU'RE JUST GOING

TO HEAR THIS KIND OF POP,

AND YOUR HEARING IS GOING TO

BE TOTALLY RESTORED.

AND THERE IS SOMEBODY ELSE,

I THINK -- I DON'T KNOW WHO

YOU ARE OR WHERE YOU ARE,

BUT I THINK YOU'RE A

CATHOLIC.

YOU HAVE A -- YOU WEAR A

THING UNDER YOUR CLOTHES.

I THINK IT IS CALLED A

SCAPULA.

I DON'T THINK PEOPLE WEAR

THOSE MUCH ANYMORE.

YOU'RE PRAYING SOMETHING

VERY DESPERATE TO GOD.

HE HAS HEARD YOUR PRAYER AND

YOU ARE BEING HEALED BY

GOD.

RECEIVE IT.

Gordon: SOMEONE HAS

BROKEN YOUR RIGHT SHOULDER

BLADE, AND YOU'RE NOT EVEN

PRAYING FOR IT.

YOU'RE NOT EVEN ASKING.

BUT GOD IS TAKING NOTICE OF

YOU NOW AND TELLING YOU

YOU'RE HEALED.

YOU'RE RESTORED.

BEGIN TO MOVE THAT SHOULDER

AND REALIZE THERE IS NO MORE

PAIN.

THERE IS NO MORE ACHE.

AND GOD HAS HEALED YOU.

SOMEONE ELSE WITH A

MISALIGNED SPINE.

THERE IS CURVATURE IN THE

UPPER PART OF THE SPINE,

BETWEEN THE SHOULDERS.

GOD IS HEALING YOU AND

SETTING YOU FREE FROM ALL OF

THAT.

IN JESUS' NAME, BE TOUCHED.

Terry: THANK YOU,

LORD.

Gordon: LORD, WE THANK

YOU, FOR YOU ARE THE

HEALER.

IT IS YOUR NAME.

IT IS YOUR NATURE.

WE DON'T HAVE TO BEG YOU.

WE DON'T HAVE TO CONVINCE

YOU.

YOU CAN'T DENY YOURSELF.

THAT'S WHO YOU ARE.

AND WHEN WE RECEIVE YOU, WE

RECEIVE THE ANSWER TO ALL

OUR PRAYERS.

DO IT NOW, FOR IT ASK IT ALL

IN JESUS' NAME.

AMEN.

IF YOU'VE BEEN TOUCHED BY

GOD, WE WANT TO REJOICE IN

YOUR GOOD REPORT OF WHAT GOD

HAS DONE FOR YOU.

WE WANT TO ENCOURAGE OTHERS

WITH YOUR STORY.

SO CALL US.

1-800-759-0700.

AND IF YOU NEED SOMEONE TO

STAND WITH YOU IN PRAYER, I

BELIEVE IN PREVAILING

PRAYER.

I BELIEVE IN CONTINUOUS

PRAYER.

AND IF YOU NEED SOMEONE TO

PRAY WITH YOU, IT'S OUR

HONOR, IT'S OUR PRIVILEGE TO

DO SO.

AND WE'RE HERE FOR YOU 24

HOURS A DAY, SEVEN DAYS A

WEEK.

SO IF YOU NEED SOMEONE TO

PRAY WITH YOU, JUST GIVE US

A CALL.

IT ALL TOLL-FREE.

1-800-759-0700.

WE'LL BE BACK WITH SOME

"BRING IT ON" QUESTIONS AND

ANSWERS, HOPEFULLY, RIGHT

AFTER THIS.

Terry: WELL, WE WANT TO

TAKE SOME TIME TO "BRING IT

ON" WITH SOME OF THE E-MAIL

QUESTIONS YOU'VE SENT INTO

US.

GORDON, THIS FIRST ONE IS

FROM A VIEWER WHO SAYS, "WHY

IS IT GOD OR ORDAINS KINGS

AND PRIESTS TO RULE OVER

PEOPLE AND ALLOWS THEM TO

LIE AND TEAR THE NATION

DOWN.

WHAT CAN CHRISTIANS DO WHEN

WE'RE AFFECTED, JUST LIKE

THE UNSAVED?"

Gordon: UNFORTUNATELY,

WHEN JUDGMENT COMES, IT

COMES ON BOTH THE RIGHTEOUS

AND THE UNRIGHTEOUS.

AND THE BIBLE IS SPECIFIC

ABOUT THAT.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS LOOK

AT THE LIVE OF JER

JEREMIAH.

HERE HE IS SERVING GOD,

BEING A PROPHET OF GOD, AND

HE IS WARNING THEM ABOUT THE

COMING INVASION OF THE BAB

BABYLONIANS, AND FOR HIS

TROUBLE, HE GETS THROWN INTO

A PIT AND PEOPLE WANT TO

KILL HIM.

AND EVEN AFTER JERUSALEM IS

SACKED BY THE BABYLONIANS,

HE SAYS DON'T GO DOWN TO

EGYPT, AND GOD WANTS US TO

STAY HERE IN THE LAND, AND

HE GETS DRAGGED OFF TO EGYPT

AGAINST HIS WILL.

WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE STORIES

OF THE GREAT PROPHETS AND

APOSTLES, IT IS NOT SOME

DREAM LIFE THAT THEY'RE

HAVING.

THEY'RE GOING THROUGH

PERSECUTION, AND THEY'RE

GOING THROUGH TROUBLE, AND

THAT'S A PROMISE WE HAVE

FROM JESUS.

NOW, SPECIFICALLY WHAT'S

GOING ON, IF YOU'RE

CONCERNED ABOUT OUR CURRENT

GOVERNMENT, HERE IS ONE OF

THE CURSES THAT WAS PUT ON

ISRAEL RIGHT BEFORE THE

BABYLONIANS INVADED.

"I WILL GIVE CHILDREN --,"

THIS IS GOD TALKING "I WILL

GIVE CHILDREN TO BE THEIR

PRINCES, AND BABES SHALL

RULE OVER THEM."

THAT'S ONE OF THE

CONSEQUENCES WHEN A LAND

GETS TURNED OVER TO SIN.

RIGHT BEFORE THAT VERSE,

THERE IS ALL KINDS OF TALK

ABOUT THE AMOUNT OF ADULTERY

AND MURDER GOING ON IN

ISRAEL.

AND GOD SAYS, AS A RESULT OF

THIS, I WILL GIVE BABES TO

RULE OVER YOU.

AND WHEN YOU LOOK AT SOME OF

THE CHILDISH BEHAVIOR, THE

NAME CALLING THAT IS GOING

ON, I REFUSE TO NEGOTIATE

WITH YOU, AND THE ULTIMATUMS

GOING BACK AND FORTH, IT IS

AMAZING TO ME WE HAVE A

GOVERNMENT WHO IS WILLING TO

NEGOTIATE WITH IRAN BUT

CAN'T NEGOTIATE WITH ONE

ANOTHER.

AND SO WE'RE UNDER THAT KIND

OF RULE.

THERE IS AN ADAGE, FOR EVERY

DEMOCRACY, YOU GET THE

GOVERNMENT YOU DESERVE.

SO THAT -- WE ELECTED THESE

GUYS.

YOU GET THE GOVERNMENT YOU

DESERVE.

AND I WOULD ENCOURAGE ALL OF

US, IT'S TIME FOR US TO

PRAY.

AND EVEN MORE THAN PRAYER,

IT IS TIME FOR US TO REPENT

AND TO TURN ONCE AGAIN.

BECAUSE WITHOUT GOD, THERE

IS NO HOPE FOR US.

GOT TIME FOR ONE MORE.

Terry: HOW DOES ONE

LOVE GOD AS A FATHER WHEN

ONE'S FATHER GROSSLY BROKE

THAT TRUST.

WHEN I NEED TO BEG FOR HELP,

I GO TO JESUS.

MOSTLY I FEEL GOD HAS GIVEN

ME TOO MUCH BURDEN TO BEAR.

I CAN'T FEEL, HEAR, OR SEE

MY GOD."

Gordon: SHARI, I'M

SORRY WHAT HAPPENED WITH

YOUR DAD, AND SO IS GOD.

LOOK AT THIS FROM JOHN 3:

16: "FOR GOD SO LOVED THE

WORLD HE GAVE HIS ONLY

BEGOTTEN SON."

THE REASON JESUS IS THERE IS

BECAUSE GOD LOVES YOU.

LET THAT INFORM YOU AND LET

THAT CHANGE YOUR HEART.

WE LEAVE YOU WITH THESE

WORDS FROM JOB: "HE PERFORMS

COUNTLESS MIRACLES."

GOD BLESS YOU.

WE'LL SEE YOU NEXT WEEK.

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