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700 Club Interactive: The Key to Healing - Oct. 18, 2013

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Gordon: SHE WAS BOUND

TO HER BED, AND THE DOCTORS

HAD NO IDEA WHY.

WE ARE TESTING FOR THIS,

AND TESTING FOR THIS.

THE DOCTORS SEEMED

FRUSTRATED WITH ME, THAT

MAYBE IT WAS ALL IN MY

MIND.

IT APPEARED HOPELESS.

Gordon: HOW SHE DEFIED

A DEVASTATING DIAGNOSIS, ON

TODAY'S "700 CLUB

INTERACTIVE."

ON "700 CLUB INTERACTIVE,"

WE USE TECHNOLOGY TO PRAY

FOR EACH OTHER AND EXPLORE

TOPICS THAT MATTER TO YOU.

WATCH WHAT GOD IS DOING IN

THE WORLD TODAY.

WELL, WELCOME TO THE SHOW.

WHILE MANY AMERICANS ARE

STRESSED OUT ABOUT THE

ECONOMY AND THEIR INCOME,

RECENT STUDIES HAVE SHOWN

THAT TAKING TIME OFF LEADS

TO IMPROVED PRODUCTIVITY,

BETTER JOB PERFORMANCE, AND

INCREASED OVERALL

WELL-BEING.

Terry: FOR ANGELA

HUNTLEY AND HER FAMILY, A

VACATION WAS EXACTLY WHAT

THEY NEEDED.

HOWEVER, IT WASN'T LONG

BEFORE THEIR DREAM TRIP TO

THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

TURNED INTO A NIGHTMARE.

Reporter: THE HUNTLEY

FAMILY HAD A WONDERFUL TIME

ON THEIR DREAM VACATION IN

THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, BUT

WHEN THEY RETURNED HOME,

ANGELA BECAME ILL.

TWO WEEKS AFTER WE GOT

HOME, I STARTED COMING DOWN

WITH WHAT SEEMED LIKE VIRAL

SYMPTOMS.

I STARTED WITH NOT BEING

ABLE TO GET OFF THE COUCH.

MY LIMBS FELT SO HEAVY, IT

STARTED TO BECOME HARD TO

LIFT MY HEAD AND SOMETIMES

HARD TO BREATHE.

WE'RE TESTING FOR THIS,

WE'RE TESTING FOR THIS, BUT

EVERYTHING SHOWS UP FINE.

AND SO THE DOCTORS SEEM

FRUSTRATED WITH ME, THAT

MAYBE IT WAS ALL IN MY

MIND.

NOW BY THIS TIME, I'VE KIND

OF LOST EIGHT WEEKS OF MY

LIFE.

MY FRUSTRATION GREW.

IT STARTED TO APPEAR

HOPELESS.

Reporter: A DOCTOR, WHO

WAS A FAMILY FRIEND, BEGAN

INVESTIGATING ANGELA'S

SYMPTOMS IN HOPES OF

DISCOVERING A REASON FOR HIS

ILLNESS.

I KNEW THAT HE WAS

DIGGING.

I GOT A CALL FROM THEM.

THEY TOLD ME THEY FOUND

THERE IS A CONDITION CALLED

SIGWATERA, AND HE FOUND AT

THE TIME, THE ONLY PLACE

THAT WAS TESTING FOR THAT

TOXIN AND COULD GIVE YOU A

POSITIVE TEST WAS THE

UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII BECAUSE

THEY WERE CONDUCTING A

STUDY.

Reporter: SIGWATERA

TOXIN A FOOD-BORNE ILLNESS

CONTACTED BY EATING TROPICAL

AND SUB TROPICAL WARM-WATER

FISH.

SURE ENOUGH, SEVERAL DAYS

LATER, WE GOT BACK A

POSITIVE CONFIRMATION THAT I

HAD IT IN MY BLOOD.

THE FISH I ATE WASN'T RAW.

I WASN'T TRYING SUSHI.

IT IS ODORLESS,

TASTELESS, AND VERY HEAT

RESISTANT.

VIRTUALLY UNDETECTABLE.

UNFORTUNATELY, THERE IS NO

TREATMENT AND NO CURE.

SOME PEOPLE IT ENDS IN

DEATH.

SOME PEOPLE THE SICKNESS

RUNS A COURSE OF, LIKE, 25

YEARS.

IT FELT LIKE I WAS IN A

COMA.

I COULDN'T MOVE.

I COULDN'T OPEN MY EYES WITH

MY HEAD, BUT I COULD HEAR

EVERYTHING.

I COULD HEAR MY CHILDREN

PLAYING, AND I COULDN'T PLAY

WITH THEM.

AND I COULD HEAR OTHER

PEOPLE TAKING CARE OF THEM.

AND I KNEW WHAT WAS GOING

ON, BUT I COULDN'T

PARTICIPATE.

I HAD MY HUSBAND TAKE ME TO

THE ELDERS OF OUR CHURCH AT

THE TIME, AND THEY ANOINTED

ME AND THEY PRAYED FOR ME.

I JUST REMEMBER ONE OF MY

PASTORS LOOKED AT ME AS I

LEFT, AND HE SAID, ANGIE,

HAVE YOU THANKED GOD IN

THIS?

AND MY HEART JUST BROKE WHEN

HE SAID THAT, BECAUSE I

THOUGHT, I KNOW THE

SCRIPTURES.

AND I KNOW I'M SUPPOSED TO

THANK HIM.

AND I HADN'T.

IT WAS SO DIFFICULT TO START

SPEAKING OUT GRATITUDE FOR

SOMETHING THAT I HATED SO

MUCH, BECAUSE I DID HATE THE

SICKNESS.

I WAS BEING ROBBED.

I WAS BEING ROBBED OF TIME

WITH MY KIDS.

I HAD MISSED CHRISTMAS.

I MISSED 12 WEEKS OF MY

LIFE.

BUT YET EVERY TIME I SPOKE

OUT, THANK YOU FOR THIS.

THANK YOU THAT I DON'T

UNDERSTAND WHAT IS GOING

ON.

AND THANK YOU THAT I DON'T

EVEN KNOW IF I'M GOING TO

LIVE TO SEE ANOTHER DAY.

I JUST KEPT HEARING BECAUSE

I WILL BE GLORIFIED.

AND I WOULD SPEAK THAT

BECAUSE YOU WILL BE

GLORIFIED IN THIS.

I SAW MYSELF YELLING,

BECAUSE YOU WILL BE

GLORIFIED.

BECAUSE YOU WILL BE

GLORIFIED!

Reporter: ANGELA WASN'T

HEALED AT THAT MOMENT, BUT

SOMETHING HAD SHIFTED.

WHILE SHE FOUND STRENGTH IN

PRAISING AND THANKING GOD,

HER HEALING WOULD COME WITH

REVELATION.

WHEN YOU SE SPEAK

GRATITUDE, THE ENEMY DOESN'T

KNOW THAT LANGUAGE.

I FELT SOMETHING LIFT OFF OF

ME.

I LEARNED ABOUT SOZO, WHICH

IS A GREEK WORD.

IT IS AND THE NEW TESTAMENT

110 TIMES.

ITS TRANSLATION IS SAVED,

PHYSICALLY HEALED, REDEEMED,

DELIVERED, AND RESCUED.

AND SO IN THAT MOMENT

SOMETHING CHANGED INSIDE OF

ME.

THERE WAS, LIKE, A SWITCH

THAT WENT OFF.

AND THE LORD SAID TO ME, YOU

NEVER EVER DOUBT THAT I'M

YOUR SAVIOR, BUT I AM JUST

AS MUCH YOUR HEARL HEALER

AS I AM YOUR SAVIOR.

I AM ALL OF YOU.

AND IT HIT ME, AS MUCH AS I

AM SAVED, I AM HEALED.

I UNDERSTAND WHY SO MANY

PEOPLE AND WHY IN SO MANY

CIRCUMSTANCES JESUS SAYS

YOUR FAITH HAS MADE YOU

WELL.

BECAUSE SOMETHING SWITCHED

IN ME, AND I JUST KNEW I WAS

HEALED.

MY HUSBAND CAME DOWNSTAIRS,

AND I'M LAYING THERE, JUST

PROPPED UP.

AND I WENT TO HIM AND SAID,

GOD JUST HEALED ME.

AND I GOT UP.

AND MY KIDS ARE RIGHT THERE

IN THE LIVING ROOM, AND WE

JUST LOOKED AT EACH OTHER

AND STARTED LAUGHING AND

SCREAMING.

AND WE TURNED ON MUSIC AND

WE STARTED DANCING.

AND I KNEW I WAS HEALED.

I WAS SO OVERWHELMED BY THE

HEALING, BUT IN THAT MOMENT,

I LOOKED IN THE EYES OF MY

FOUR LITTLE BOYS AND I

REALIZED THEY WOULD ALWAYS

KNOW AND NEVER DOUBT THAT

JESUS IS HEALING.

Gordon: WHAT A

WONDERFUL STORY.

AND WHAT A WONDERFUL GREEK

WORD.

SO OFTEN ENGLISH DOESN'T

TRANSLATE THE COMPLEXITY OF

THE GREEK LANGUAGE.

BUT WHEN YOU UNDERSTAND

SOZA, THAT IT MEANS MORE

THAN SALVATION.

IT MEANS COMPLETE

DELIVERANCE, IT MEANS

WHOLENESS.

IT MEANS HAVING FULL

RESTORATION OF YOUR LIFE.

IT MEANS HEALING.

AND THAT WHEN JESUS CAME, HE

CAME THAT WE MIGHT HAVE

THAT.

HE CAME THAT WE MIGHT HAVE

LIFE AND LIFE MORE

ABUNDANTLY.

DON'T PUT GOD INTO SOME KIND

OF PIGEONHOLE.

AND DON'T EXPECT ONLY

CERTAIN THINGS TO HAPPEN.

AND OTHER THINGS TO BE TOO

FAR FOR YOU.

IT'S YOUR FAITH THAT MAKES

YOU WHOLE.

IT IS THAT FAITH TO BELIEVE

THAT, YES, HE IS THE ANSWER

TO EVERY HUMAN NEED.

AND YES, WHEN YOU GET JESUS,

YOU GET ALL THE ANSWERS.

NOTHING WILL HE WITHHOLD

FROM YOU.

HE IS NOT A STINGY GOD.

HE WANTS TO HEAL YOU.

HIS NAME IS HEALER.

HE CANNOT DENY HIS VERY

NATURE.

AND ALL WE HAVE TO DO IS

HEAR THAT.

AND UNDERSTAND THAT.

WITH OUR HEARTS, WITH OUR

WHOLE BEING, AND TURN AND

HE'LL HEAL US.

WE'VE GOTTEN SOME PRAYER

REQUESTS, AND WE'VE GOTTEN

THEM ON LINE.

ROSE POSTS ON Facebook, "I

AM LOSING THE ABILITY TO

WALK, AND ALSO THE USE OF MY

HANDS.

I'VE BEEN TO MANY DOCTORS

OVER THE PAST FIVE YEARS

WITH NO REAL ANSWERS.

I HAVE A CHILD TO CARE FOR,

AND LIFE IS GETTING HARDER

EACH DAY.

PLEASE PRAY FOR A MIRACLE."

AND ALSO I HAVE ONE FROM

LISA, "I HAVE DIFFICULTY

SLEEPING.

I TOSS AND TURN FOR HOURS,

AND THEN IT IS DIFFICULT TOR

M FOR ME TO GET OUT OF BED

IN THE MORNING.

PLEASE, CAN YOU PRAY FOR ME

TO BE HEALED FROM

INSOMNIA."

AND WE ALSO HAVE SOME CALLS

IN FROM THE CALL SITE.

DOTTIE FROM OHIO HAS CELL

CELLULITIS.

AND KALEIGH, BORN WITH

SCOLIOSIS.

CHERYL HAS A RIGHT KNEE THAT

IS SWOLLEN AND STIFF.

AND KENDRA HAS AN AC KILL

ACHILLES TENDON TORN FROM AN

ACCIDENT ON A HORSE.

LET'S PRAY THAT GOD WOULD

COME, THAT THE HEALER WOULD

COME, AND HE WOULD MAN TEST

MANIFEST IN THEIR BODIES.

HERE IS A GREAT VERSE FOR

YOU, AND THIS IS THE WORDS

OF JESUS: "IF TWO OR MORE

AGREE TOUCHING ANYTHING, IT

SHALL BE DONE BY MY FATHER

IN HEAVEN."

NOW, GET THAT AND UNDERSTAND

THAT.

TERRY AND I ARE GOING TO

AGREE.

YOU AGREE WITH US.

AND IN AN ACT OF FAITH,

PLACE YOUR HAND ON THAT AREA

OF THE BODY THAT NEEDS

HEALING.

IF IT IS THROUGHOUT YOUR

BODY, JUST PLACE YOUR HAND

ON TOP OF YOUR HEAD.

IF THERE ARE PEOPLE AROUND

YOU, ASK THEM TO COME AND

LAY HANDS ON YOU.

AND LET'S PRAY, AND LET'S

BELIEVE, JUST AS LITTLE

CHILDREN BELIEVE.

WHEN DADDY SPEAKS TO THEM,

THEY TRUST HIM.

LET'S JUST TRUST AND

BELIEVE, AND REALIZE SOZA IS

FOR YOU.

IT IS NOT SOME FAR OFF

THING, AND IT IS NOT SOME

TOMORROW THING.

IT IS RIGHT NOW.

TODAY IS THE DAY OF SOZA.

TODAY IS THE DAY OF

SALVATION FOR YOU.

FOR ALL WHO BELIEVE.

EVEN THOSE WHO ARE FAR OFF.

ALL HAVE YOU TO DO IS TURN

AND BELIEVE.

LET'S PRAY.

LORD, WE LIFT THE NEEDS

RIGHT NOW.

AND WE LIFT THOSE WHO NEED

HEALING.

WE LIFT THEM TO YOU AND WE

TRUST. AND RE RELY O RELY

ON YOU AND YOUR UNFAILING

LOVE.

WHEN WE'RE FAITHLESS, YOU

REMAIN FAITHFUL.

YOU CANNOT DENY YOURSELF.

SO AS PEOPLE ARE LAYING

HANDS ON THAT AREA OF THE

BODY THAT NEEDS HEALING, WE

PROCLAIM OVER THEM, AND

TOGETHER WE SAY BY THE

STRIPES OF JESUS CHRIST, I

AM HEALED.

I AM DELIVERED FROM THIS.

I AM SET FREE.

I AM A CHILD OF GOD.

NOW, IN JESUS' NAME, BE

HEALED, AND BE RESTORED.

AND BE HEALED NOW.

AND, LORD, WE JUST ASK FOR

YOUR ANOINTING TO FLOW.

LET YOUR PRESENCE BE

MANIFEST RIGHT THERE IN THE

ROOM WITH THEM.

RIGHT THERE IN THEIR

BODIES.

LET THEM FEEL YOUR TOUCH.

FEEL YOUR ANOINTING FLOWING

ALL OVER THEM.

FOR WE ASK IT IN JESUS'

NAME.

THERE IS SOMEONE WITH -- I

DON'T KNOW THIS CONDITION.

IT IS LIKE THE BONES IN YOUR

FACE HAVE PROBLEMS FITTING

TOGETHER.

AND THERE ARE VARIOUS

MEETING POINTS WHERE IT'S

JUST NOT MEETING CORRECTLY.

GOD IS HEALING THAT.

HE IS ABLE TO RESTORE IT.

HE IS DOING A TREMENDOUS

MIRACLE FOR YOU.

IT IS LIKE YOU'RE FEELING

MOVEMENT.

AND THAT'S GOD HEALING YOU,

SETTING YOU FREE FROM THIS

NOW.

IN JESUS' NAME.

TERRY?

Terry: THERE IS SOMEONE

ELSE, YOU HAVE A PROBLEM

WITH YOUR HIP JOINT.

I DON'T KNOW IF IT WAS AN

ACCIDENT OR A BIRTH DEFECT

OR WHAT IT IS, BUT IT

DOESN'T STAY IN THE SOCKET

THE WAY IT IS SUPPOSED TO.

GOD IS JUST TIGHTENING AND

STRENGTHENING THE MUSCLES

AND THE LIGAMENTS AROUND

YOUR SOCKET, AND YOU'RE NOT

GOING TO HAVE THAT PAINFULLY

POPPING OUT LIKE THAT

ANYMORE.

SOMEONE ELSE, YOU HAVE A

CONDITION ON THE LIDS OF

YOUR EYES.

IT IS ALMOST LIKE IT FEELS

VERY SCRATCHY ON YOUR EYE,

ALMOST LIKE YOU HAVE A RASH

UNDERNEATH YOUR EYELID, AND

GOD IS HEALING THAT FOR YOU

RIGHT NOW.

YOUR EYES WILL BEGIN TO

WATER AND IT WILL JUST GO

AWAY.

Gordon: LORD, WE THANK

YOU FOR YOU ARE THE HEALER.

YOU ARE THE RESTORER, AND

YOU ARE THE SAVIOR.

AND YOU DO MORE THAN JUST

SAVE OUR SOULS.

YOU SAVE OR ENTIRE BEING.

YOU CAME THAT WE MIGHT HAVE

HEALTH.

YOU CAME THAT WE MIGHT HAVE

PROSPERITY.

YOU CAME THAT WE MIGHT HAVE

LIFE AND HAVE IT MORE

ABUNDANTLY.

SPEAK TO YOUR CHILDREN,

LORD.

RESTORE THEM.

FOR WE ASK IT IN JESUS'

NAME.

AMEN.

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TERRY?

Terry: STILL AHEAD, A

YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR SHARES

THE SECRET TO HER SUCCESS

AFTER THIS.

Terry: IN 2009, MANY

AMERICAN BUSINESSES WERE

CLOSING THEIR DOORS, BUT

NICOLE'S SMALL SALON WAS

JUST GETTING STARTED, AND

TODAY IT IS STILL GOING

STRONG.

HERE IS WHAT SHE DID TO MAKE

HER COMPANY

RECESSION-PROOF.

Reporter: NICOLE MENTO

OPENED HER OWN SALON WHEN

SHE WAS JUST 20 YEARS OLD.

WHILE MANY BUSINESSES WERE

FOLDING IN 2009, NICOLE

LAUNCHED HERS.

IN THE BEGINNING IT WAS

DIFFICULT BECAUSE I CAME

RIGHT OUT OF BEAUTY SCHOOL.

I HAD NO CLIENTS.

SO BASICALLY I STARTED

EVERYTHING FROM SCRATCH.

Reporter: NICOLE

TRUSTED GOD.

LORD, JUST BLESS MY

HANDS, BLESS MY MIND.

HELP ME TO BUILD UP MY

CLIENTELE, HELP ME TO BUILD

UP MY BUSINESS, TO GET THE

RIGHT WORKERS TO WORK HERE.

I PUT MY FAITH IN GOD.

Reporter: SHE ALSO KNEW

THE BIBLICAL KEY TO

FINANCIAL SUCCESS ESTA TARDE

STARTS WITH GIVING.

THAT'S THE ONLY PLACE IN

THE BIBLE WHERE GOD SAYS

TEST ME IN THIS, THAT I WILL

NOT OPEN UP THE WINDOWS OF

HEAVEN AND POUR OUT SO MANY

BLESSINGS THAT YOU CAN'T

EVEN CONTAIN THEM.

SO IF GOD SAYS TO TEST ME,

THAT'S THE ONLY PLACE IN THE

WORD THAT IT SAYS THAT, I

TESTED HIM.

Reporter: NICOLE, A CBN

PARTNER, WATCHES "THE 700

CLUB" EVERY DAY IN HER

SALON.

YOU CAN TRUST CBN.

THEY'VE BEEN AROUND FOR A

LONG TIME.

AND THEY HELP SO MANY PEOPLE

ALL OVER THE WORLD.

WOULDN'T IT MAKE YOU FEEL

GOOD TO BE A PART OF THAT?

Reporter: NICOLE HAS

PAID OFF HER START-UP

BUSINESS LOAN, AND THE

BUSINESS IS DEBT-FREE.

I'VE SEEN MY BUSINESS

GROW AND GROW AND GROW.

AND IT JUST KEEPS ON

GROWING.

Reporter: SHE RECENTLY

INCREASED HER GIVING TO THE

2500 LEVEL.

I FEEL THAT THE WORD

SAYS, TO WHOM MUCH IS GIVEN,

MUCH IS REQUIRED.

SO IF GOD KEEPS BLESSING ME

AND GIVING ME MORE, I NEED

TO BLESS OTHERS AND GIVE

THEM MORE.

Terry: NICOLE IS A

VISUAL EXAMPLE OF WHAT IT

MEANS TO TRUST GOD AND

BELIEVE HIS PROMISES.

THAT'S WHAT SHE IS DOING.

SHE IS A YOUNG GIRL, AND

STARTED HER BUSINESS WHEN

THE ECONOMY WASN'T

THRIVING.

IT SHOULDN'T HAVE GONE THAT

WELL.

BUT SHE PUT HER FAITH IN

GOD.

SHE WAS LIKE A CHILD.

SHE BELIEVED EXACTLY WHAT

GOD SAID.

SHE ACTED ON IT, AND SHE

EXPECTED HIM TO DO WHAT HE

SAID HE WOULD DO.

AND HE DID.

BECAUSE OUR GOD IS A

FAITHFUL GOD.

WOULDN'T YOU LIKE TO BE A

PART OF HELPING PEOPLE

AROUND THE WORLD?

THAT WAS HER QUESTION.

THAT'S WHAT CBN DOES.

WE BRING STORIES LIKE

NICOLE'S TO YOU TO HELP YOUR

OWN PERSONAL GROWTH.

BUT TODAY WE'RE GOING TO ASK

YOU TO HELP OTHERS.

WE'RE REACHING OUT TO PEOPLE

IN NEED ALL AROUND THE

WORLD.

THERE ARE THOUSANDS OF

PEOPLE WHO ARE A PART OF

THIS, AND WE REALLY ARE

MAKING A DIFFERS, ALL IN THE

NAME OF JESUS AND WITH THE

LOVE OF CHRIST.

BE A PART OF THAT.

IT WILL MAKE YOU FEEL SO

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GORDON?

Gordon: UP NEXT A

PREMATURE CHILD SURVIVED

BIRTH BUT LOST HIS HEARING.

THE AUDIOLOGIST STARTED

THE TEST, AND BEFORE THE

TEST WAS FINISHED, HE LOOKED

OVER AT ME AND HE SAID, I

CAN ALREADY TELL YOU THAT HE

HAS FAILED.

Gordon: SEE THE MIRACLE

THAT REVERSED.

IRREVERSIBLE, WHEN WE

RETURN.

Gordon: IAN IS A

MIRACLE CHILD.

HE SURVIVED DESPITE

COMPLICATIONS DURING HIS

MOTHER'S PREGNANCY.

AND THEN HE EXPERIENCED

ANOTHER MIRACLE, FOUR AND A

HALF YEARS LATER.

WATCH THIS.

WHEN OUR OLDEST SON,

DAVID, WAS FOUR YEARS OLD,

WE DECIDED TO HAVE ANOTHER

CHILD.

WE GOT PREGNANT RIGHT AWAY

WITH IAN.

THE PREGNANCY WAS FULL OF

COMPLICATIONS.

AT THE END OF THE PREGNANCY,

WE DISCOVERED THAT I HAD

DEVELOPED HELT SYNDROME,

WHICH IS A DISEASE THAT IS

FATAL TO THE MOTHER AND THE

CHILD.

THE CHILD HAS TO BE

DELIVERED IMMEDIATELY.

I WAS BROUGHT TO THE

HOSPITAL.

AND IAN WAS BORN.

HE WAS BORN FOUR WEEKS

EARLY.

IT WAS HARD TO BELIEVE

THAT HE WAS ACTUALLY HERE.

AND HE WAS SO SMALL, TOO.

THE NURSE ACTUALLY HANDED ME

THIS BUNDLE OF CLOTHES.

I WAS KIND OF WONDERING WHY

SHE WAS DOING THAT, UNTIL I

SAW THIS TINY HEAD.

HE DID GREAT IN THE

HOSPITAL.

WE WERE THERE FOR FOUR

DAYS.

AND ON OUR WAY OUT, WHEN WE

WERE BEING DISCHARGED, THE

NURSE CAME IN WITH THE

NORMAL PAPERWORK, AND SHE

SAID, BY THE WAY, HE FAILED

HIS NEWBORN HEARING

SCREENING.

SHE SAID WE ACTUALLY TOOK

THREE.

HE FAILED EACH ONE OF THEM.

SO YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE TO

BRING HIM BACK TO THE

CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL AND HAVE

HIM RETESTED.

FOUR WEEKS LATER, WE MADE

OUR APPOINTMENT, AND WE

BROUGHT HIM BACK TO THE

CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL.

THE AUDIOLOGIST STARTED THE

TEST, AND, UM, BEFORE THE

TEST WAS FINISHED, HE LOOKED

OVER AT ME AND HE SAID, I

CAN ALREADY TELL YOU THAT HE

HAS FAILED.

IT KIND OF TOOK MY BREATH

AWAY.

AND I SAID, CAN YOU TELL ME

WHAT AM I SUPPOSED TO DO

NOW?

AND HE SAID, BECAUSE HE HAS

FAILED HIS NEWBORN HEARING

SCREENING AND HE FAILED THIS

TEST, WE NOW NEED TO

SCHEDULE A SEDATED A.B.R.

HEARING TEST.

THEY WILL PUT HIM TO SLEEP

AND PERFORM SEVERAL IN-DEPTH

TESTS AND WE WILL GET A GOOD

IDEA OF WHAT HE CAN AND

CANNOT HEAR.

SO I CALLED C.H.P. D. AND

THEY SAID BRING HIM IN.

WE HAD TO GO IN THE

MORNING.

AND WE'RE WAITING IN THE

ROOM.

AND I REMEMBER A LADY CAME

UP TO ME, AND SHE SAID, ARE

YOU IAN'S MOM?

AND SHE SAID I NEED TO TALK

TO YOU FOR A MINUTE.

AND SHE BROUGHT ME TO

ANOTHER ROOM.

AND SHE SAID, I'M THE

AUDIOLOGIST THAT PERFORMED

THE TEST, AND IAN IS DEAF.

IT WAS A BIG TIME OF

TESTING.

MY FAITH AND MY WIFE'S

FAITH.

AND THEN US TOGETHER, AS A

HUSBAND AND WIFE.

AND FROM THE VERY

BEGINNING I'VE ALWAYS PRAYED

WITH MY CHILDREN BEFORE THEY

GO TO BED.

ALWAYS SING TO THEM.

AND SO NOW I'M THINKING, OH,

MY WORD, HE CAN'T HEAR ME

WHEN I COMFORT HIM, WHEN HE

IS CRYING.

HE CAN'T HEAR MOMMY SAY,

IT'S OKAY, I'M RIGHT HERE.

MOMMY IS RIGHT HERE.

THE DOCTOR TOLD ME AT THE

VERY BEGINNING IAN HAS

SENSORY HEARING DAMAGE,

WHICH IS IRREVERSIBLE AND IT

CANNOT BE FIXED.

SOMETHING IN ME, I COULD NOT

ACCEPT IT.

I KNEW AS HIS PARENTS, WE

HAD TO DO EVERYTHING HUMANLY

POSSIBLE TO GIVE HIM EVERY

ASPECT OF CARE THAT HE

NEEDED TO HELP HIM DEVELOP

UNTIL HE WAS HEALED.

WE SPENT A LOT OF TIME

TRYING TO LEARN SIGN

LANGUAGE, AND TO LEARN HOW

TO HAVE A CHILD WITH THAT

TYPE OF DISABILITY.

WHEN THEY FIRST PUT THE

HEARING AIDS ON IAN, MY

FIRST IMMEDIATE THOUGHT WAS

WHAT AM I GOING TO DO NOW?

I'VE NEVER HAD TO EXPERIENCE

ANYTHING LIKE THAT BEFORE,

AND DIDN'T REALLY KNOW IF I

WAS EQUIPPED TO T DO THAT.

NOW, INSTEAD OF LOOKING

AT MY SON AND THE MIRACLE HE

IS ALIVE, THE FIRST THING

PEOPLE ARE GOING TO SEE,

THEY'RE GOING TO LOOK RIGHT

AT HIS EARS.

THEY'RE GOING TO SEE THE

HEARING AIDS.

THEY'RE GOING TO PITY HIM.

I HAD EVERYBODY PRAYING,

OKAY, IAN IS GOING IN FOUR

ANOTHER HEARING TEST.

THIS IS IT.

THIS IS THE TIME WE'RE GOING

TO HAVE IT.

I JUST KNOW HE IS HEARING

DIFFERENTLY.

AND SO EVERY TIME WE HAD A

NEGATIVE RESPONSE, IT WAS

LIKE HEARING IT ALL OVER

AGAIN.

THEY'RE CONFIRMING YOUR SON

IS DEAF.

SO WE NOW GET UP TO HIS

FOUR-YEAR CHECKUP.

AND AT EVERY CHECKUP THEY DO

A HEARING TEST.

THE AUDIOLOGY CAME OUT AND

SHE KIND OF LOOKED A LITTLE

BIT CONFUSED.

AND SHE SAID, MRS. MANZO,

I'M LOOKING AT IAN'S TEST

RESULTS, AND FROM WHEN HE

WAS BORN, OVER THE LAST FOUR

AND A HALF YEARS, AND I'M

SHOWING THAT HE WAS SEVERELY

HEARING IMPAIRED.

AND I SAID YES.

AND SHE SAID, AND NOW HE IS

NOT.

SHE GOES, UM, I KNOW THAT HE

HAS SENSORY NEURAL HEARING

LOSS.

I NEED TO GO SPEAK WITH THE

DOCTOR.

AND I WAS, LIKE, OF COURSE

YOU DO.

BECAUSE SHE'S CONFUSED.

SHE DOESN'T UNDERSTAND.

SENSORY HEARING LOSS IS

NERVE DAMAGE.

IT IS IRREVERSIBLE.

IT CANNOT BE REPAIRED.

HE GOT HIS MIRACLE.

GOD TOOK SOMETHING THAT WAS

IMPOSSIBLE AND MADE IT

POSSIBLE.

IT WAS A FOUR AND A

HALF-YEAR LONG JOURNEY.

IT WAS A PROGRESSIVE

MIRACLE.

THE FIRST WORDS I SAID TO

IAN AFTER I KNEW HE COULD

ACTUALLY HEAR ME IS, I LOVE

YOU.

YOUR DADDY LOVES YOU.

TO ACTUALLY SEE HIM LOOK UP

AND RECOGNIZE THAT, IT MEANT

THE WORLD TO ME.

I WAS BORN DEAF.

AND THEN MY EARS GOT

HEALED.

YOU CAN NEVER, EVER, EVER

GIVE UP HOPE.

WE SERVE A MIRACLE-WORKING

GOD.

HE IS DOING THE SAME

MIRACLES TODAY THAT HE WAS

IN THE BIBLE.

HE IS HEALING BLIND EYES.

HE IS HEALING DEAF EARS.

HE IS GIVING PEOPLE THE GIFT

OF SPEECH.

WE SERVE THAT

MIRACLE-WORKING GOD.

AND IT IS NOT BECAUSE I'M

SPECIAL.

IT'S NOT BECAUSE IAN IS

SPECIAL.

THAT'S NOT WHY GOD HEALED

HIM.

IT IS BECAUSE HE IS IN THE

MIRACLE-WORKING BUSINESS,

AND THAT GIFT IS FOR

EVERYBODY, EVERY ONE OF HIS

CHILDREN.

Gordon: WHAT HAPPENED

TO IAN IS FOR EVERYONE.

AND THAT'S THE GREAT

MIRACLE.

IT IS NOT BECAUSE HE WAS

SPECIAL.

IT IS BECAUSE JESUS IS

SPECIAL.

AND WHEN WE UNDERSTAND THAT,

WHEN WE UNDERSTAND THAT THE

MESSIAH, THE ANOINTED ONE,

THE ONE PROMISED BY THE

PROPHETS, THE ONE THAT WAS

SLAIN BEFORE THE FOUNDATION

OF THE WORLD, THAT ONE THAT

GOD INTENDED TO RESOLVE

EVERYTHING AND BRING

EVERYTHING TO HIM, HE IS THE

ONE.

AND WHEN WE COME TO HIM AND

REALIZE JUST WHO HE IS AND

WHAT HIS NATURE IS, WELL

THEN NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE.

WITH GOD ALL THINGS ARE

POSSIBLE.

NOW, START THINKING ABOUT

HOW BIG IS THAT?

HOW BIG IS POSSIBLE?

AND INSTEAD OF TRYING TO

LIMIT GOD, JUST LET HIM BE

POSSIBLE FOR YOU.

AND DON'T THINK, WELL, I

HAVEN'T DONE THE RITUAL

RIGHT OR I HAVEN'T PRAYED

RIGHT OR I HAVEN'T FORGIVEN

ENOUGH, OR THIS OR THAT.

NO.

JESUS DID IT ALL.

ALL WE HAVE TO DO IS REST IN

HIM AND RELY ON HIM.

SO RIGHT NOW LET'S DO THAT,

AND LET'S PRAY.

AND PARTICULARLY PRAY FOR

THOSE WHO HAVE A CHRONIC

CONDITION, THOSE WHO THE

DOCTORS SAY THERE IS NO

HOPE.

AND LET'S JUST PLEAD THE

POSSIBLE OVER YOU.

LET'S PRAY.

LORD, WE LIFT THOSE WHO THE

DOCTORS SAY HAVE NO HOPE,

WHO THE DOCTORS SAY THIS IS

IRREVERSIBLE.

AND OVER THEM WE SAY ALL

THINGS ARE POSSIBLE.

TO THEM THAT BELIEVE.

ALL WE HAVE TO DO IS RELY ON

YOU.

ALL WE HAVE TO DO IS

BELIEVE.

AND SO, LORD, STRETCH FORTH

YOUR HAND TO DO MIGHTY

WONDERS.

TO DO MIRACLES NOW.

AND RELEASE YOUR PEOPLE FROM

THESE PRONOUNCEMENTS OF

DEATH OVER THEM.

AND SET THEM FREE.

FOR WE ASK IT IN JESUS'

NAME.

AMEN.

IF YOU NEED PRAYER, WE'RE

HERE FOR YOU.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS CALL

US.

THE NUMBER IS TOLL-FREE.

1-888-777-1999.

WE LEAVE YOU WITH THESE

WORDS FROM DEUTERONOMY: "BE

STRONG AND OF GOOD COURAGE.

DO NOT FEAR OR BE AFRAID OF

THEM, FOR THE LORD, YOUR

GOD, HE IS THE ONE WHO GOES

WITH YOU.

HE WILL NOT LEAVE YOU NOR

FORSAKE YOU."

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