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700 Club Interactive: Miracles Still Happen - Jan. 31, 2014

Have you ever seen a lame man walk? See how miracles aren't a thing of the past. Read Transcript


Gordon: WHAT HAPPENS

WHEN A MAN WHO LIKES TO

PRAY, MEETS A MAN BOUND TO A

WHEELCHAIR.

HE HAD A NECK BRACE ON A

BACK BRACE ON, AND I ASKED

HIM, MAN, WOULD YOU MIND IF

I PRAY FOR YOU?

Terry: FIND OUT ON

TODAY'S "700 CLUB

INTERACTIVE."

Gordon: 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.

Terry: HI, EVERYBODY.

GOOD MORNING, AND WELCOME TO

THE PROGRAM.

GORDON IS OUT TODAY, AND SO

JOINING US IS THE MANAGING

DIRECTOR OF "THE 700 CLUB,"

ANDREW KNOX.

GOOD MORNING, TERRY.

THIS IS A TREAT FOR ME.

I GET TO SIT AND HAVE A CUP

OF COFFEE WITH MISS AMERICA

TODAY.

Terry: AND I GET TO

HAVE A CUP OF COFFEE WITH

YOU.

I LOVE TODAY'S SHOW

BECAUSE NOT ONLY DO WE HAVE

THREE STORIES OF GOD DOING

THE MIRACULOUS IN PEOPLE'S

LIVES, AND THAT'S ONE OF THE

GREAT THINGS ABOUT "700 CLUB

INTERACTIVE," WE GET TO SEE

GOD DOING MIGHTY WORK.

BUT I LOVE THIS FIRST STORY

BECAUSE WE GET TO EXPLORE

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN A YOUNG

MAN FEELS A DIRECTIVE FROM

GOD, AND GOD SAYS, I WANT

YOU TO DO THIS.

AND THIS YOUNG MAN HAS BEEN

PRAYING FOR THIS KIND OF

DIRECTION, BUT WHEN IT

APPEARS GOD ISN'T LIVING UP

TO HIS END OF THE BARGAIN,

WHAT KIND OF FEAR CREEPS

IN.

Terry: LET'S SEE WHERE

THAT GOES.

TODAY WE WANT TO SHARE

WITH YOU THE STORY OF TWO

PEOPLE WHO'S PATHS CROSSED

IN A LIFE-CHANGING WAY.

SEAN WAS INVOLVED IN A

HORRIFIC CAR ACCIDENT THAT

LEFT HIM IN A WHEELCHAIR.

AND DREW WAS AN ORDINARY GUY

WHO LIKED TO PRAY FOR

PEOPLE.

BOTH MEN KNEW GOD, BUT

NEITHER EXPECTED HIM TO DO

SOMETHING OWE BIG.

> SO BIG.

I DON'T REMEMBER NOTHING

ABOUT THE ACCIDENT.

I JUST REMEMBER WAKING UP IN

THE HOSPITAL.

I WAS HEADING BACK TO

CAMPUS.

I GO TO SCHOOL AT THE STATE

UNIVERSITY.

IT WAS RAINING.

IT WAS AROUND 3:00 AND THE

MORNING.

I REMEMBER TALKING TO MY

FRIENDS AND I FELL ASLEEP.

THE CAR HYDROPLANED, AND THE

NEXT THING I KNOW, I WOKE UP

IN THE SHEPHERD CENTER.

WHEN I WOKE UP IN THE

HOSPITAL, EVERYTHING FELT SO

UNREAL.

MY MOTHER TALKED TO ME, AND

SHE TOLD ME THAT I'VE BEEN

UNCONSCIOUS FOR A FULL DAY.

I'VE BROKEN MY LEFT HAND,

AND I ALSO FRACTURED MY

NECK.

THE DOCTOR REALLY MADE IT

CLEAR THAT I WAS NEVER GOING

TO WALK.

I WOKE UP JUST LIKE A

NORMAL DAY.

IT WAS A NORMAL DAY FOR ME,

OTHER THAN THROUGHOUT THE

DAY I WAS GOING TO GO TO A

CONFERENCE.

I DIDN'T FEEL ANYTHING

SPECIAL.

I DIDN'T FEEL ANYTHING NEW.

ALL DAY THROUGHOUT THE

CONFERENCE, THE PHRASE

PEOPLE GET OUT OF

WHEELCHAIRS, WHEELCHAIR,

WHEELCHAIR, WHEELCHAIR,

SEEMED MOST EVIDENT.

SO ALL DAY I WAS LOOKING FOR

SOMEONE IN A WHEELCHAIR.

AT THE MALL, I DIDN'T FIND

ONE.

SO I WENT ACROSS THE STREET

TO ANOTHER SHOPPING CENTER.

I MEET A GUY IN A

WHEELCHAIR.

I BOLDLY APPROACH HIM, I

PRAY FOR HIM AND WE DON'T

SEE ANYTHING HAPPEN RIGHT

AWAY.

I GO DOWN LEAVING THE STORE,

AND FIND ANOTHER LADY IN A

WHEELCHAIR ON THE WAY OUT.

SAME THING, I BOLDLY

APPROACH HER, PRAY FOR HER,

AND NOTHING CHANGEABLE

HAPPENS.

I WAS DISCOURAGED NOW AFTER

SEEMINGLY FAILING TWICE, BUT

KNEW THERE WAS SOMETHING ON,

A BREATH, A WIND, ON THAT

WORD ABOUT WHEELCHAIRS.

AND RIGHT THEN A GROUP OF

PEOPLE COME DOWN, AND OUT OF

MY RIGHT EYE, MY ATTENTION

WAS CAUGHT, AND THERE WERE

FOUR MORE PEOPLE IN A

WHEELCHAIR.

THE ENTIRE STORE WAS RUN BY

PEOPLE IN WHEELCHAIRS.

THERE IS A LOCAL SPINAL

CENTER IN ATLANTA THAT DEALS

SPECIFICALLY WITH JUST

INJURIES TO YOUR NECK OR

YOUR BACK.

AND THEY WERE THERE TO TEST

THE ACCESSABILITY OF THAT

STORE.

WE WERE SUPPOSED TO DO

SOME PRACTICE SHOPPING IN A

WHEELCHAIR.

AND THEN I WAS WITH MY

SISTER.

AND THEN WE WERE RIDING

AROUND IN THE SHOE AISLE.

I GOT SCARED AND THIS

FEAR CAME OVER ME, AND I

DUCKED INTO ANOTHER AISLE.

I ENDED UP IN A SHOE AISLE,

TRYING TO GAIN COURAGE, GAIN

CONFIDENCE, AND TRYING TO

PUMP MYSELF UP.

AND THAT'S WHEN I NOTICE THE

THIRD GUY I SAW IN A

WHEELCHAIR.

HE COMES AROUND THE CORNER,

AND HE HAD A NECK BRACE ON

AND A BACK BRACE ON.

HIS LEGS WERE STRAPPED TO

THE WHEELCHAIR.

NO MOVEMENT AT THE TIME IN

HIS BODY.

HE SAID HE HAD A HARD TIME

FEELING HIS LEGS.

I JUST ASKED HIM, MAN, DO

YOU MIND IF I PRAY FOR YOU.

I KNOW THAT GOD HEALS, AND

GOD GETS PEOPLE OUT OF

WHEELCHAIRS.

I WOULD LOVE THE OPPORTUNITY

TO PRAY FOR YOU.

I WAS, LIKE, WELL, SURE,

GO AHEAD.

AS HE PRAYED, I COULD FEEL

MY SPINE MOVE.

IT FEELS LIKE AN INNER,

DEEP-TISSUE MASSAGE, WHERE

IT IS THE BONE ITSELF BEING

IN MOTION AND MOVING AND

SHIFTING AND TURNING.

AND IT JUST FELT HOT.

HE TOUCHED MY KNEE -- BOTH

OF MY KNEES -- AND I COULD

FEEL THE HEAT THAT WAS A

DIFFERENT FEELING, OUT OF

THIS WORLD.

WE TAKE THE STRAPS OFF

HIS LEGS, IN CASE THERE WAS

A BREAKTHROUGH, TO BE ABLE

TO TEST IT.

AND ONE OF HIS LEGS GOES UP

AFTER A COUPLE OF MINUTES.

WE THINK MAYBE IT IS A

MUSCLE SPASM.

WE KIND OF TRIED TO REASON

IT OUT LOGICALLY, IN THE

NATURAL.

AND THEN WE ASKED HIM TO DO

IT AGAIN, AND NOW HE IS

VOLUNTARILY MOVING HIS LEG

ON HIS OWN POWER.

BEFORE THAT, ALL I COULD

DO WAS MOVE MY TOES.

THAT'S IT.

THAT'S THE ONLY MOVEMENT I

HAD.

NOW WE'RE JUST EXCITED.

THERE IS ALL OF THE FEAR

THAT LEAVES AT THIS MOMENT.

AND NOW YOU'RE JUST PRESSING

IN FURTHER.

GOD, YOU'RE NOT DONE YET.

YOUR NOT A GOD OF PARTIAL

HEARING.

YOU'RE A GOD OF FULL

HEALING.

AND WE PURSUE FULL HEALING.

WE'RE EXCITED AND

TEARY-EYED, AND THE

ATMOSPHERE AROUND THAT AISLE

WAS CHANGING.

TRYING TO NOT BE OFFENSIVE,

I WAS, LIKE, HEY, DO YOU

WANT TO TRY TO STAND UP.

I WENT AHEAD AND STOOD

UP, AND IT ACTUALLY

HAPPENED, AND MY SISTER WAS

AMAZED.

WE WERE ALL BLOWN AWAY.

IT FELT ALMOST LIKE WHEN

YOU'RE AT THE BEACH AND A

WAVE CRASHES OVER YOU.

ALL OF A SUDDEN THIS

PRESENCE COMES UP AND IT

JUST SWEPT, I BELIEVE ALL

THREE OF US, AWAY.

I'M CRYING BUT HALF

LAUGHING, AND IT IS THE

AWKWARD IN BETWEEN PHASE.

WE STARTED HUGGING AND

EMBRACING EACH OTHER.

GOD HAD JUST SHOWED UP.

WE EXCHANGED PHONE NUMBERS,

AND THE GUY SITS BACK DOWN,

AND I GO BACK TO THE

CONFERENCE, CARRYING THE

TESTIMONY, CARRYING THE

STORY, OF REVIVAL SHOWING UP

IN A SIMPLE, EVERYDAY

STORE.

I LEARNED THIS GUY'S NAME IS

JOHN.

IT WASN'T A ONE-TIME

ENCOUNTER WE SHARED IN THAT

STORY.

WE DEVELOPED A FRIENDSHIP.

I STARTED TO VISIT HIM

DURING HIS STAY AT THE

SPINAL CENTER.

I STARTED TO PRESS INTO

BREAKTHROUGH WITH HIM.

WE STARTED TO BECOME

FRIENDS.

NOW WE'RE HANGING OUT.

WE CALL IT GETTING INTO

TROUBLE.

WE WILL GO AND FIND PEOPLE

AND PRAY FOR THEM.

IT HAS BEEN REALLY

WONDERFUL.

I'VE SEEN A LOT HAPPEN IN

OTHER PEOPLE'S LIVES.

HE IS PLUGGED IN AROUND

LOCAL CHURCHES, I'M PLUGGED

IN AROUND LOCAL CHURCHES,

AND HIS ONE GOAL WAS TO

ALWAYS PLAY SOCCER AGAIN,

BUT THE INJURY WAS GOING TO

STOP HIM FROM THAT.

HERE I AM PLAYING SOCCER

AGAIN.

THIS IS THE 2010 SOUTH

AFRICAN MATCH BALL.

THAT GIFT IS ALMOST LIKE IT

CAME FROM GOD, JUST TELLING

ME, SEAN, GO OUT IN THE

FIELD AND RUN AND PLAY AND

DO WHAT YOU USUALLY DO.

BECAUSE I'VE SAVED YOU AND

I'VE GIVEN YOU YOUR LEGS

BACK.

GOD IS SO POWERFUL, AND

HE IS SO GOOD.

AND IN A WORLD WHERE HOPE

SEEMS TO BE LOST, HE CAN

TAKE SOMEONE LIKE ME, AN

ORDINARY GUY, THE SAME AS HE

CAN TAKE SOMEONE LIKE YOU,

WHO FEELS LIKE YOUR AN

ORDINARY PERSON, AND IN FUSE

HOPE INTO WHAT YOU CARRY,

WHAT YOU BRING TO THE WORLD,

AND WHAT YOU HAVE TO OFFER.

WE CAN SEE STUFF LIKE THIS,

THE GREATER THINGS OF GOD,

THE DEAF, THE BLIND, THE

LAME, THE POOR, THE SICK,

AND WE CAN SEE GOD USE US

PERSONALLY TO CHANGE THE

WORLD.

Terry: KNOWING OUR GOD,

WE SHOULDN'T BE ASTONISHED

AT THIS, BUT IT IS AN

ASTONISHING, AMAZING, JOYFUL

STORY OF THE POWER OF GOD AT

WORK BECAUSE, AS DREW SAID,

ONE SIMPLE MAN STEPPED OUT

AND FAITH AND BELIEVED.

IT SHOWS THAT SOMETIMES

OUR FEAR AND OUR

DISOBEDIENCE KEEPS OTHER

PEOPLE FROM BEING BLESSED.

IF HE NEVER OVERCAME HIS

FEAR, THIS MAN WOULDN'T BE

PLAYING SOCCER.

YOU REMEMBER IN 1 SAMUEL,

WHEN THEY'RE TRYING TO MAKE

SAUL KING AND THEY CAN'T

FIND HIM.

AND THE LORD SAID, HE IS

HIDING AMONG THE BAGGAGE.

NOTHING HAS REALLY CHANGED

IN THOUSANDS OF YEARS.

THIS MAN GETS SCARED AND HE

HIDES IN THE SHOE AREA.

BUT IT TAKES COURAGE TO ACT

ON BEHALF OF GOD.

Terry: IT REALLY DOES.

I THINK WHAT IT IS, YOU

DON'T WANT TO BE

PRESUMPTUOUS.

I TOTALLY RELATE TO HIDING.

ABSOLUTELY.

Terry: BECAUSE YOU ARE

AFRAID TO STEP OUT.

YOU DON'T WANT TO DISAPPOINT

THE OTHER PERSON IF GOD

DOESN'T SHOW UP IN THAT

MOMENT.

AND YET GOD SAYS, I WANT YOU

TO STEP OUT FOR ME.

AND WE WANT TO DO THAT FOR

YOU TODAY.

THERE ARE MANY OF YOU

WATCHING TODAY AND YOU HAVE

NEEDS.

THEY MIGHT BE PHYSICAL

NEEDS, LIKE SEAN'S WAS.

MAYBE YOU HAVE AN ADDICTION

YOU'RE STRUGGLING WITH, OR

SOMEBODY THAT YOU LOVE IS

LOST AND YOU'VE BEEN PRAYING

FOR THEIR SALVATION FOR A

LONG TIME.

I MEAN, IT CAN BE MANY, MANY

THINGS, BUT WE WOULD LIKE TO

PRAY.

LET'S PRAY, BELIEVING, AS

GOD HEARS OUR PRAYER, AND WE

KNOW THAT HE DOES BECAUSE HE

PROMISES US THAT.

LET'S PRAY THAT GOD WILL

SPEAK INTO THE NEEDS OF YOUR

LIFE.

ANDREW AND I WILL JOIN HANDS

AND WE'LL PRAY AND ASK GOD

TO COME NOW.

FATHER, WE JUST -- WE HAVE

NOWHERE ELSE TO GO.

THERE IS NOWHERE ELSE WE

WANT TO GO.

WE KNOW YOU ARE THE ANSWER,

YOU ARE THE HEALER, YOU ARE

THE ONE.

AND SO, FATHER, WE BOW OUR

HEARTS AND OUR KNEES AND OUR

HEARTS AND OUR MINDS AND OUR

LIVES TO YOU RIGHT NOW.

YOU KNOW ALL OF YOUR

CHILDREN.

YOU SAY THAT OUR NAME IS

CARVED IN THE PALM OF YOUR

HAND.

AND SO, GOD, AS YOUR

CHILDREN CRY OUT TO YOU

TODAY, WE ARE ASKING FOR

MIRACLES.

WE'RE ASKING YOU TO SPEAK

RIGHT INTO THEIR NEED, A

WORD OF HOPE, GOD.

A WORD THAT SAYS, I AM THE

LORD WHO SEES YOU.

I HEAR YOUR PLEAS.

I AM THE GOD OF POWER, WHO

CAN TOUCH AND CHANGE YOUR

LIFE.

LORD, SPEAK INTO THE HEARTS

AND MINDS OF THOSE WHO CRY

OUT TO YOU RIGHT NOW.

TERRY MENTIONED

ADDICTION.

I PRAY AS PEOPLE SEEK TO

CONQUER ADDICTION TO DRUGS

OR ALCOHOL OR PORNOGRAPHY,

THAT IT IS NOT JUST A

PROCESS OF FLEEING THE SIN

AND THE ADDICTION, BUT

FOLLOWING JESUS.

IT IS THE PURSUIT OF JESUS.

LORD, WE PRAY FOR THOSE WITH

ADDICTIONS, THAT IN THE NAME

OF JESUS RIGHT NOW, THOSE

ADDICTIONS ARE BOUND AND

BROKEN IN JESUS' NAME.

Terry: THANK YOU,

LORD.

AND THERE IS SOMEONE ELSE

WHO IS CRYING OUT.

YOU HAVE -- I DON'T KNOW

YOUR SITUATION AT ALL, BUT

YOU HAVE A CHILD, A SMALL

CHILD, AND BELIEVE IT IS A

LITTLE GIRL.

AND YOU'RE IN A SITUATION

WHERE THAT LITTLE GIRL IS

NOT WITH YOU.

AND I DON'T KNOW ALL OF THE

DETAILS OF IT, BUT IT HAS

SOMETHING TO DO WITH A LEGAL

SCENARIO.

GOD HAS HEARD YOUR HEART

CRY.

DON'T FOCUS ON YOUR LITTLE

GIRL.

FOCUS ON THE LORD.

LET HIM TOUCH YOUR LIFE,

CHANGE YOUR LIFE, TEACH YOU,

LOVE YOU, HEAL YOU, MAKE YOU

WHOLE.

HE IS THE RESTORER OF ALL

THINGS, AND HE WILL RESTORE

THAT RELATIONSHIP AS WELL.

I WANT TO ECHO WHAT TERRY

IS SAYING.

IT IS ABOUT FOCUSING ON THE

LORD, AND NOT FOCUSING ON

THE SIN AND THE GUILD AND

THE SHAME.

IT IS ABOUT FOCUSING ON THE

LORD AND HIS HEALING POWER.

WE COME AGAINST FEAR -- FOR

PEOPLE WATCHING US RIGHT

NOW, FEAR OF FINANCIAL

PROBLEMS, FEAR OF DEATH AND

ILLNESS, FEAR OF NOT

MEASURING UP.

THE BIBLE SAYS BE ANXIOUS

FOR NOTHING, AND THAT JESUS

GIVES US A PEACE THAT THE

WORLD DOES NOT GIVE OR

UNDERSTAND.

AND WE CLAIM THAT NOW IN

JESUS' NAME, THAT SPIRIT OF

PEACE.

Terry: THANK YOU, GOD.

TO COME UPON THE VIEWERS

IN JESUS' NAME.

Terry: THANK YOU,

LORD.

AND SOME OF YOU, I THINK,

HAVE A FEAR -- YOU'RE EVEN

AFRAID TO SAY IT, THAT GOD

IS NOT ENOUGH, THAT HE'LL

NOT BE THERE, THAT HE WON'T

BE YOUR ALL IN ALL.

AND HE IS SPEAKING A LOVE

LETTER TO YOU RIGHT NOW,

THAT NOTHING CAN SEPARATE

YOU FROM HIS LOVE.

HE IS ALL THAT YOU NEED.

HE HERE'S YOUR VOICE.

HE IS AVAILABLE.

EVEN AS YOU PRAY, HE IS

ALREADY AT WORK IN THE THING

THAT YOU'VE ASKED FOR.

TRUST HIM NOW.

IN JESUS' NAME, WE PRAY.

AMEN.

AMEN.

LISTEN, IF YOU HAVE A PRAYER

NEED IN YOUR LIFE AND YOU

WANT TO PRAY SPECIFICALLY

ABOUT THAT WITH SOMEONE, WE

HAVE PEOPLE STANDING BY AT

OUR TOLL-FREE NUMBER.

IT'S 1-888-777-1999.

JUST CALL THAT NUMBER.

ON THE OTHER END IS SOMEONE

WHO HAS WALKED WITH,

COMMITTED THEIR LIFE TO, AND

EXPERIENCED THE HEALING

POWER OF GOD, AND THEY'D

LOVE TO PRAY WITH YOU

TODAY.

COMING UP, SPEAKING OF

HEALING POWER, A LITTLE BOY

DIES AND THEN GETS UP AND

WALKS.

YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS THIS

STORY.

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

Terry: SOCCER IS THE

WORLD'S MOST POPULAR SPORT,

AND ONE NIGERIA BOY, NAMED

ABRAHAM, SAYS IT IS POPULAR

IN HEAVEN, TOO, BECAUSE ONE

DAY HE PLAYED THERE.

HERE IS HIS STORY.

Reporter: 6-YEAR-OLD

ABRAHAM IS ALL HIS MOTHER,

ANGEL, HAD.

HER HUSBAND LEFT THEM WHEN

HER SON WAS ONLY THREE YEARS

OLD.

BUT ANGEL'S JOY WAS TAINTED

BY FEAR BECAUSE ABRAHAM WAS

ALWAYS SICK.

I LOVED MY SON SO MUCH,

AND I DID ALL I COULD TO

SAVE HIM.

HE SUFFERED FROM ASTHMA

SCIENC SINCE HE WAS A

BABY.

I WORKED VERY HARD JUST TO

PAY HIS MEDICAL BILLS.

ONE DAY HE WAS VERY PALE AND

BARELY BREATHING.

BY THE TIME THEY CAME TO

THE HOSPITAL, HE HAD ASTHMA,

TUBERCULOSIS AND A ANEMIA.

THAT DAY HE BREATHING WAS

LABORED AND HIS BODY WAS

COLD.

I KNEW HE WOULD NOT SURVIVE,

SO I TOLD THEM TO GO HOME.

Reporter: BUT ABRAHAM

NEVER MADE IT.

HE DIED ON THE WAY TO THE

HOSPITAL.

WHEN I DISCOVERED HE WAS

DEAD, I WANTED TO DIE

MYSELF.

Reporter: IN THEIR

VILLAGE, IT IS CONSIDERED

TABOO TO BURY SOMEONE ON A

FRIDAY.

SO ABRAHAM'S BODY WAS KEPT

UNTIL THE NEXT DAY.

AS THE MOURNERS GRIEVED,

SOMEONE SAID THEY SHOULD

CALL AN EVANGELIST WHO IS

SUPPORTED BY CBN.

WHEN THE PASTOR ARRIVED, HE

ENCOURAGED THEM AND SAID

THEY SHOULD BELIEVE IN GOD.

THEN HE SAID A PRAYER AND

PLAYED TAPES OF CBN SHOWS.

I SHOWED THEM THAT A

MIRACLE WOULD HAPPEN AND

ABRAHAM WOULD RESURRECT.

BUT THE VILLAGE STARTED

HURTLING INSULTS AT ME,

SAYING HOW COULD A PERSON

WHO DIED OVER 24 HOURS AGO

RISE AGAIN.

BUT I WAS ENCOURAGED WITH

GOD, ALL THINGS ARE

POSSIBLE.

Reporter: AS THE CROWD

WATCHED CBN'S "TURNING

POINT," ONE OF THE HOSTS

BEGAN TO PRAY FOR MIRACLES.

AT THAT POINT, AN AMAZING

THING HAPPENED.

WE WERE ALL SURPRISED TO

SEE THE BODY.

JUST WHEN THEY WERE READY TO

TAKE HIM EWAY FO AWAY FOR

BURIAL, HE CAME BACK TO

LIFE.

THE PEOPLE WERE SHOCKED.

HE AROSE AND WE THANKED

GOD.

THE BOY WAS DEAD, BUT AFTER

24 HOURS HE ROSE UP AGAIN.

Reporter: IMMEDIATELY A

GREAT CELEBRATION BROKE OUT

IN THE VILLAGE.

BECAUSE OF THAT MIRACLE,

DOZENS OF PEOPLE GAVE THEIR

LIVES TO CHRIST, INCLUDING

THE DOCTOR WHO HAD TREATED

ABRAHAM.

I WAS AN IDOL WORSHIPPER,

AND I NEVER KNEW THE POWER

OF GOD.

WHEN I GOT TO THE VILLAGE

AND HEARD ABOUT ABRAHAM'S

MIRACLE, I ACCEPTED CHRIST.

MANY OF MY DOCTOR FRIENDS

GAVE THEIR LIFE TO CHRIST,

TOO.

Reporter: WHEN ABRAHAM

WENT BACK TO THE HOSPITAL,

THE DOCTOR GAVE HIM A CLEAN

BILL OF HEALTH.

HE DOESN'T EVEN HAVE ASTHMA

ANYMORE.

THOUGH HE CAN HARDLY

REMEMBER WHAT IT WAS LIKE TO

BE SICK ALL OF THE TIME, HE

HAS VIVID MEMORIES OF THE

TIME HE SPENT IN HEAVEN.

I WAS AT A PLACE.

WE PLAYED SOCCER.

BUT THEY SAID I SHOULD GO

BACK HOME.

THANK GOD FOR CBN

AFRICA.

THIS MIRACLE HAS TRULY

CHANGED OUR LIVES AND THE

LIVES OF OTHERS.

Terry: YOU KNOW, IF

YOU'RE A "700 CLUB" MEMBER,

YOU MAY NOT REALIZE THIS,

BUT YOU ARE TOUCHING

INDIVIDUAL LIVES, VILLAGES,

AND CULTURES ALL AROUND THE

GLOBE.

THIS IS HAPPENING ON EVERY

CONTINENT.

WE WANT TO SAY THANK YOU FOR

MAKING THAT DIFFERENCE, IF

YOU'RE ALREADY A PART OF

WHAT IS HAPPENING HERE.

WHAT GOD IS DOING THROUGH

THE WORK AND THE EFFORT OF

CBN.

"THE 700 CLUB" IS REALLY A

FAMILY.

IT IS A GROUP OF PEOPLE WHO

HAVE COME TOGETHER AND SAID,

WE WANT TO TOUCH THE WORLD

WITH THE TRUTH OF GOD, WITH

THE LOVE OF JESUS CHRIST,

WITH THE POWER OF THE HOLY

SPIRIT.

WHAT DOES THAT COST?

WELL, FOR EACH INDIVIDUAL

PERSON TO JOIN "THE 700

CLUB," IT IS 65 CENTS A DAY,

$20 A MONTH.

YOU WILL JOIN THOUSANDS OF

PEOPLE WHO ARE OUT TO BRING

THIS KIND OF HOPE AND HELP

TO PEOPLE IN NEEDMEN NEED.

DON'T MISS OUT ON THAT

OPPORTUNITY.

AND WE'RE WORKING RIGHT HERE

AT HOME, ALL ACROSS THE

UNITED STATES IN THE LIVES

OF PEOPLE WHO ARE HURTING.

I DON'T KNOW ANOTHER PLACE

YOU CAN GO AND HELP SO MANY

AND BE SO BLESSED IN THE

PROCESS.

JOIN WITH US.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS CALL

THAT TOLL-FREE NUMBER ON

YOUR SCREEN.

IT'S 1-888-777-1999.

JUST CALL AND SAY, I WANT TO

JOIN "THE 700 CLUB."

WE WELCOME YOU TO THE FAMILY

OF MINISTRIES HERE.

AND, BY THE WAY, WE ARE THE

INTERACTIVE SHOW.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO JOIN

"700 CLUB", YOU CAN LOG ON

TO cbn.com TO JOIN "THE

700 CLUB" THERE.

ONE WAY OR ANOTHER, DECIDE

TO BE A PART OF MAKING A

DIFFERENCE AND YOU WILL BE

BLESSED IN THE PROCESS.

ANDREW?

COMING UP, A CAMPER FALLS

OFF A CLIFF AND LANDS IN A

RIVER 60 FEET BELOW.

I KNEW SOMETHING WAS

WRONG.

AND I LOOKED UP, AND CARTER

WASN'T TO BE SEEN.

FROM THAT MOMENT ON, I

THOUGHT HE WAS DEAD.

FIND OUT HOW HE SURVIVED

THE FALL, NEXT.

COLLEGE STUDENT CARTER

CRUTCHFIELD WAS ON A CAMPING

TRIP WITH FRIENDS, UNTIL A

FREAK ACCIDENT SENT HIM

FLYING OFF A CLIFF AND INTO

THE FRIGID WATER 60 FEET

BELOW.

Reporter: THE COLLEGE

BUDDIES WENT CAMPING IN

NORTH CAROLINA WITH A FEW

FRIENDS.

WE FOUND THE PERFECT,

MOST BEAUTIFUL CAMP SITE.

OVER A 60-FOOT VALLEY.

Reporter: EVERYTHING

WAS GOING AS PLANNED.

THE TENTS WERE UP AND THE

FIRE WAS BURNING.

THE FIRE STARTS TO DIE

DOWN.

Reporter: THE GUYS

SPLIT UP TO LOOK FOR MORE

FIREWOOD.

I WAS JUMPING ON TOP OF

IT TO TRY TO GET IT TO

CRACK.

EITHER ONE OF TWO THINGS

HAPPENED.

ONE WAS I COULDN'T GET IT TO

BREAK AND IT ACTED AS A

SPRINGBOARD, OR IT BROKE

BEFORE I WAS EXPECTING, AND

THEN IT CRACKED AND I FELL

BACKWARDS AFTER I LOST MY

BALANCE.

I KNEW SOMETHING WAS

WRONG.

I LOOKED UP AND CARTER

WASN'T TO BE SEEN.

SO I KNEW IMMEDIATELY WHAT

HAD HAPPENED.

Reporter: CARTER FELL

60 FEET INTO THE RIVER

BELOW, BOUNCING OFF A

SMALLER LEDGE ON THE WAY

DOWN.

I TOLD MILLER TO

IMMEDIATELY GO GET CELL

PHONE SERVICE AND TRY TO

CALL FOR HELP.

IT TOOK ME TWO MINUTES TO

GET TO THAT SMALLER LEDGE TO

REALIZE HE WASN'T THERE.

I IMMEDIATELY BACK TRACKED.

FINALLY AFTER THREE OR FOUR

MINUTES, I MADE MY WAY BACK

TO THE RIVER.

Reporter: CARTER WASN'T

FLOATING, SO PATRICK

SEARCHED UNDER THE WATER.

AFTER TWO OR THREE TIMES,

I KICKED SOMETHING.

A MOVABLE OBJECT.

AND I KNEW WHAT IT WAS.

I BROUGHT CARTER TO THE

SURFACE, AND IT DIDN'T EVEN

LOOK LIKE CARTER.

FROM THAT MOMENT ON, I

THOUGHT HE WAS DEAD.

Reporter: PATRICK AND

KEITH PULLED CARTER TO THE

EDGE OF THE WATER.

PATRICK STARTED C.P.R.

EIGHT MINUTES PASSED AND

I WAS GETTING TIRED.

WE SWAPPED POSITIONS.

I HELD HIM UP ON THE ROCK,

AND HE BEGAN A CHEST

COMPRESSION.

AFTER A FEW MORE MINUTES, WE

SWAPPED AGAIN.

THEN WE HEARD THIS GURGLING

NOISE.

IT SOUNDED ALMOST LIKE A

DRAIN, WATER GOING DOWN A

DRAIN.

Reporter: THEY DID

C.P.R. FOR 12 MINUTES UNTIL

CARTER STARTED TO BREATHE.

THEN HE ONLY TOOK ONE

SHALLOW BREATH PER MINUTE.

CARTER'S SHOULDER BLADE WAS

VISIBLE, HIS EAR WAS

PARTIALLY TORN OFF, BUT THE

MOST LIFE-THREATENING INJURY

WAS TWO COLLAPSED LUNGS.

THE PARAMEDICS AND A

HELICOPTER ARRIVED 45

MINUTES AFTER THE ACCIDENT.

AT THE HOSPITAL, THE DOCTORS

HAD HIS PARENTS FILL OUT

ORGAN DONOR FORMS.

THE SURGEON BASICALLY

TOLD US THAT HIS CONDITION

WAS GRAVE, AND THAT HIS

CHANCES OF SURVIVAL WERE

SLIM.

WE'RE GUESSING THAT HE WAS

OXYGEN-DEPRIVED SOMEWHERE

BETWEEN 20 MINUTES OR MORE.

SO THAT'S A LONG TIME.

THE GUIDANCE THAT WE WERE

BEING GIVEN FROM THE MEDICAL

STAFF EARLY ON WAS THAT SOME

LEVEL OF SERIOUS COG

COGNITIVE IMPAIRMENT WAS TO

BE EXPECTED.

Reporter: CARTER MADE

IT THROUGH THE NIGHT, BUT

PATRICK AND CARTER'S DAD

KNEW PRAYER WAS THEIR OWN

HOPE.

RIGHT WHEN WE GOT THERE,

MR. CRUTCHFIELD LED US INTO

A PRAYER.

HE STARTED A POSTING ON A

WEBSITE CALLED

CARINGBRIDGE.ORG.

AND HE POSTED CARTER'S

UPDATES, AND PUT SPECIFIC

THINGS TO PRAY FOR.

WE ONLY PUT FOUR OR FIVE

SPECIFIC REQUESTS EACH

UPDATE.

BUT HERE IS WHERE THE

MIRACLE WAS, IS THAT EACH --

AND I'M GOING TO GET

EMOTIONAL BECAUSE BETWEEN

EACH UPDATE, THE SPECIFIC

REQUESTS WERE BEING

ANSWERED.

SO THERE IS NO QUESTION THAT

HE WAS HEARING -- HE WAS

ANSWERING OUR PETITIONS.

EVERY SINGLE PRAYER,

EVERY THING HE SAID TO PRAY

FOR ACTUALLY MIRACULOUSLY

CAME.

I THINK I LOOKED ONE TIME

AND HE HAD BEEN POSTING THIS

FOR A COUPLE OF DAYS, AND

THERE WAS OVER 1300

RESPONSES.

THERE WAS THIS INTIMACY

THAT I CAN ONLY ENVISION AS

BEING WHAT HEAVEN IS GOING

TO BE LIKE IN SOME WAY,

RIGHT?

BECAUSE YOU JUST HAD THIS --

YOU KNEW THAT THESE PEOPLE

WERE PRAYING FOR YOU.

AND YOUR FAMILY.

AND THERE WAS THE COMMON

BOND OF CHRIST THAT WAS

CONNECTING US.

Reporter: AFTER TWO

WEEKS, CARTER WOKE FROM A

COMA.

HE WAS HIMSELF WHEN HE

WOKE UP.

IT WAS TRULY, FROM OUR

PERSPECTIVE, MIRACULOUS.

I FEEL LIKE IT REALLY WAS

A MIRACLE.

JUST THE SIMPLE STATS THAT

THE DOCTOR GAVE, AND THE

CHANCES THEY GAVE ME FOR

SURVIVAL.

AND JUST FALLING 60 TO

65 FEET OFF A CLIFF AND

SURVIVING, I FEEL LIKE JUST

THE FACT THAT GOD ALLOWED ME

TO SURVIVE AND GAVE THAT

OPPORTUNITY TO ME IS A

MIRACLE.

GOD HEARD THE PRAYERS OF

ALL OF THESE PEOPLE ON OUR

BEHALF, TO PRAY FOR OUR SON,

AND HE ANSWERED THEM AND TO

HIS GLORY.

WHAT A POWERFUL STORY.

WHAT I LOVE ABOUT THAT, TOO,

BESIDES THE HEALING, IS THE

UNANIMITUNITY THAT CAME

ABOUT.

Terry: AND THAT'S WHAT

WE COULD ON THIS PROGRAM, WE

HAVE UNITY.

MARGUERITE IS THERE IN THE

CHATROOM.

LENA IS A PHYSICAL

EDUCATION TEACHER WHO NEEDS

PRAYER FOR HER RIGHT HIP,

AND CINDY IS ASKING FOR

PRAYER WITH HER

DAUGHTER-IN-LAW, WHO HAS

PROBLEMS WITH HER OVARIES

AND THEY'RE TRYING FOR

ANOTHER BABY.

Terry: WILL YOU PRAY

FOR CINDY, QUICKLY.

ANDREW, WILL YOU PRAY FOR

LENA.

THANK YOU, LORD, FOR

CINDYMEN CINDY.

WE DECLARE LIFE TO THE

OVARIES AND WE ASK FOR THEM

TO BE HEALED.

WE WELCOME THIS NEW BABY,

AND WE ASK FOR THIS BABY IN

JESUS' NAME.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR PEACE,

LORD, AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR

JOY IN THIS PROCESS, LORD.

IN JESUS' NAME.

FATHER GOD, WE LIFT UP

LENA TO YOU WHO LOVES HER

JOB, BUT WHO IS HAVING

TROUBLE DOING IT.

GIVE HER HEALING.

WE PRAY SHE FEELS YOUR

HEALING TOUCH AND POWER, AND

YOU RESTORE HER FULLY IN

JESUS' NAME.

Terry: WE WANT TO LEAVE

YOU TODAY REMINDING YOU OF

THIS WORD FROM JOHN 14: "YOU

CAN ASK FOR ANYTHING IN MY

NAME AND I WILL DO IT SO

THAT THE SON CAN BRING GLORY

TO THE FATHER."

GOD BLESS YOU.

WE'LL SEE YOU AGAIN NEXT

TIME.

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