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700 Club Interactive: Powerful Prayer - Feb. 5, 2014

Ever wonder about the power of prayer? See how one man survived being struck by lighting and attacked by a shark. Read Transcript


Gordon: ATTACKED BY A

SHARK.

I COULDN'T TELL IF HE HAD

A LEG OR DIDN'T.

I COULD JUST SEE RED AND

BLOOD AND HIM PULLING ON

ROCKS.

Gordon: AND HIS FAMILY

FOUGHT BACK.

I TOLD HIM, GOD IS

ALREADY HOLDING ON TO DADDY,

AND HE WILL KEEP HOLDING

HIM, BUT YOU HAVE TO PRAY.

Gordon: A MIRACULOUS

TALE OF SURVIVAL ON TODAY'S

"700 CLUB."

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.

ERIC NORI HAS BEEN STRUCK BY

LIGHTNING, BITTEN BY A

RATTLE SNAKE, PUNCHED BY

MONKEYS, NOT JUST ONCE, BUT

TWICE.

THE U.K. DAILY MAIL CALLED

HIM THE WORLD'S UNLUCKIEST

MAN.

SO WHEN ERIC WENT SNORKLING

WITH HIS FAMILY AND WAS

ATTACKED BY A SHARK, HE

DIDN'T RELY ON LUCK TO SAVE

HIS LIFE.

THE WATER IS MY LIFE.

I'M ALWAYS ON THE WATER, AT

LEAST 50% OF MY LIFE.

I KNEW SOMETHING WAS

WRONG BECAUSE I THOUGHT I

HAD HEARD SOMEONE SAY

SHARK.

WE WERE IN THE BAHAMAS ON

VACATION AND WE WENT OUT

SNORKLING IN THE MORNING,

AND WE WENT INTO LITTLE

COVES.

EVERYBODY WAS SORT OF

DOING THEIR OWN THING.

AND I DECIDED TO GO INTO THE

WATER WITH MY SPEAR.

I SPEARED A GROUPER AND WAS

HEADING BACK TO THE BOAT,

BUT I HAD GOTTEN OVER THE

SAND BAR AND WAS IN SHALLOW

WATER.

SO IT WAS LIKE I WAS

HOME-FREE.

I NEVER SAW IT COMING.

NEXT THING YOU KNOW, I FELT

A TREMENDOUS BLAST TO MY

CALF, LIKE AN ELECTRICAL

CHARGE TO MY LEG.

YOU COULD HEAR THE RIPPING

SOUND UNDER WATER OF YOUR

FLESH BEING RIPPED.

WHEN I LOOKED BACK, I SAW

THE SHARK SHAKE AS IT WAS

PULLING A PIECE OF MY LEG

OFF AND SWIMMING AWAY.

I REMEMBER INITIALLY

SCREAMING.

I COULDN'T TELL IF HE HAD

A LEG OR DIDN'T.

I COULD JUST SEE RED AND

BLOOD AND HIM PULLING ON

ROCKS.

I FEEL LIKE THE SWITCH

TURNED OFF AND GOD GAVE ME A

TREMENDOUS CLARITY.

AFTER I TIED THE TOURNIQUET

ABOVE MY KNEE, I THREW THE

SPEAR AND THE FISH IN HOPES

HE WOULDN'T COME BACK TO

ME.

THERE WAS A RADIUS OF SOLID

CRIMSON AROUND ME.

I WAS IN A POOL, LITERALLY,

OF BLOOD.

AT THIS POINT IN TIME, MY

FATHER-IN-LAW STOOD BETWEEN

ME AND THE SHARK AS I GOT

INTO THE BOAT.

I SLUNG MY LEG ON TO THE

BAIT WELL, AND TIED ANOTHER

TOURNIQUET ON MY KNEE.

MY MOTHER-IN-LAW STARTED

WRAPPING MY LEG WITH

TOWELS.

I DIDN'T THINK HE WAS

GOING TO LIVE.

MY BODY KIND OF WENT INTO

SHOCK.

I COULDN'T BREATHE AND I

COULDN'T MOVE.

I JUST WENT AND SORT OF PUT

MY HEAD ON HIS CHEST AND

KEPT TELLING HIM, YOU'RE

GOING TO BE OKAY, HONEY.

THE LORD IS WITH YOU.

I KNOW YOU'RE GOING TO BE

OKAY.

I WANTED THE GIRLS TO NOT

SEE ANYTHING AS MUCH AS I

COULD PROTECT THEM FROM

SEEING HIM.

I HAD GONE TO THE THREE

YOUNGER GIRLS ON THE BOAT

AND I SAID, I WANT YOU GUYS

TO LOOK OUT AT THE WATER,

AND I NEED YOU TO START

PRAYING.

I TOLD THEM, GOD IS ALREADY

HOLDING ON TO DADDY, AND HE

WILL KEEP HOLDING HIM, BUT

YOU HAVE TO PRAY.

KAYLA GRABBED HIS PHONE SO

SHE HAD ALL OF HIS CONTACTS

AND CALLED SOME OF HIS

CLOSEST FRIENDS AND SAID, MY

DAD HAS BEEN ATTACKED BY A

SHARK.

AND SHE SAID, I NEED PEOPLE

TO PRAY.

AND SO THEN PRAYER CHAINS

STARTED GOING OUT.

MY DAUGHTER HAD CALLED

OUT ON THE RADIO, AND WE

WERE PICKED UP BY OTHER BOAT

THAT HAD A NEONATAL TRAUMA

DOCTOR ABOARD.

SHE WAS SAYING, ERIC, YOU

LOST A LOT OF BLOOD.

HE WAS IN A LOT OF PAIN AND

ARCHG HIARCHING HIS BACK A

LOT.

I REMEMBER THINKING THIS

IS HOW I'M GOING TO DIE.

I STARTED PRAYING AND

THINKING GOD FOR WHAT WAS

HAPPENING.

ERIC STARTED SAYING, SORT

OF QUIETLY AT FIRST, THANK

YOU, LORD.

THANK YOU, LORD.

AND THEN IT GOT LOUDER.

HE WAS YELLING, THANK YOU,

LORD.

THANK YOU, LORD.

AND THEN HE JUST KIND OF

WENT SILENT.

AND I FELT A LITTLE SCARED

AND UNSURE OF WHAT WAS

HAPPENING.

I DON'T KNOW WHY I

STARTED DOING THIS.

HE JUST GAVE ME A TOTAL

PEACE RIGHT THEN.

IT WAS INCREDIBLE.

AND IN THE TRAUMA CENTER IN

THE BAHAMAS, I REMEMBER

BEING IN THE ROOM, AND AT

TIMES BEING IN EXTREME

PAIN.

I REMEMBER BITS AND PIECES

OF THE DOCTOR AND THE JET

FLYING IN FROM TRINITY AIR

AND PICKING ME UP AND FLYING

ME INTO MIAMI.

SOME OF THAT BEGAN TO GET A

LITTLE FOGGY BECAUSE THEY

HAD GIVEN ME SOME PERCOCET.

I WAS TOLD BY THE DOCTOR

ON THE JET THAT HE FELT THAT

HIS FOOT AND POSSIBLY LEG

WAS COMPROMISED AT THAT

POINT.

THEY SAID THEY WERE GOING TO

TAKE HIM BACK IN SURGERY IN

MIAMI.

AND CAME OUT AND SAID THAT A

LOT OF OTHER TRAUMAS HAD

HAPPENED, AND THEY COULDN'T

GET HIM BACK, BUT THAT HIS

LEG -- THAT HE WAS GOING TO

KEEP THE LEG.

I KNEW IF THEY PUSHED HIM

BACK, THAT HE WAS GOING TO

BE ALL RIGHT.

BUT I WAS DEFINITELY

CONFIDENT AT THAT POINT IN

TIME THAT I WAS GOING TO

LIVE.

IF THEY PUT YOU ON HOLD,

YOU'RE NOT SHOWING SIGNS OF

EMINENT DEATH, IN THE NEAR

FUTURE.

I HAD SOME GREAT SURGEONS

THAT TOOK CARE OF ME.

THEY WERE SAYING SIX MONTHS

BEFORE I WOULD BE RUNNING

AND BACK TO SORT OF NORMAL

AGAIN, MINIMUM.

AND I'M A FIRM BELIEVER IN

THE POWER OF PRAYER.

AND WHAT PRAYER CAN DO.

MAYBE 65 OR 70 DAYS FROM THE

TIME I WAS BITTEN, I CAN

RUN.

I CAN JUMP ON ONE FOOT.

I'M 100% BACK TO FEELING

GOOD.

GOD TAUGHT US SO MUCH

ABOUT HIM BEING FAITHFUL

THROUGH EVERY STEP OF THE

SHARK ATTACK, AND EVERY

PROVISION THAT HE HAD IN

PLACE.

YOU MAY EXPERIENCE SOME

TRIALS.

BUT CHRISTIAN LIFE IS NOT A

WALK THROUGH DAISIES AND

LILIES WITH SKITTLES FALLING

FROM THE SKY AND EVERYTHING

IS RAINBOWS.

THE SCRIPTURE THAT CAME TO

ME WAS THAT "ALL THINGS WORK

TOGETHER FOR GOOD FOR THOSE

WHO LOVE GOD AND ARE CALLED

ACCORDING TO HIS PURPOSES."

AND THAT HE IS WHO HE SAYS

HE IS, THAT THE LORD IS GOD

AND HE IS SOVEREIGN AND HE

IS IN CHARGE AND HE IS IN

CONTROL.

AND HE DOES HAVE YOU AND CAN

TAKE CARE OF YOU.

I'VE LEARNED THAT GOD IS

FAITHFUL REGARDLESS OF THE

OUTCOME.

AND I'VE LEARNED TO TRUST

HIM.

BEING SCARED, IT MAKES ME

NOT WANT TO TAKE ANYTHING

FOR GRANTED.

IT MAKES ME THANKFUL FOR THE

GIFT THAT THE LORD HAS GIVEN

ME IN HIM.

Gordon: I LOVE THIS

STORY BECAUSE ERIC'S

INSTINCTIVE REACTION WAS TO

BEGIN TO PRAISE THE LORD.

AND THAT WAS THE KEY FOR

HIM.

FOR BY WHAT FOR ALL ACCOUNTS

IS AN AMAZING MIRACLE.

FOR HIM TO BE WALKING,

ENJOYING LIFE, TO HAVE THE

JOY THAT HE HAS.

AN ABSOLUTE MIRACLE.

NOW, FOR US IT IS A NORMAL

HUMAN REACTION.

WHEN WE GET IN THE MIDDLE OF

DIFFICULTY, TO BEGIN TO

COMPLAIN.

BUT WE'VE GOT TO REALIZE

THAT WHEN WE DO THAT, WE CUT

OFF THE SOURCE OF BLESSING.

WE CUT OFF GOD FROM OUR

LIFE.

AND PARTICULARLY IF WE START

BLAMING GOD FOR OUR

CIRCUMSTANCES, FOR THE

DIFFICULT WE'RE IN.

WELL, THAT'S A SURE WAY TO

DO IT.

HERE IS WHAT PAUL ADMONISHED

THE CHRISTIANS IN CORINTH.

I THINK IT IS AN ADMONITION

FOR ALL OF US TO LOOK BACK

AN EXAMINE WHAT HAPPENED TO

THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL AFTER

THEY WERE FREED FROM

SLAVERY.

THE PARALLEL HERE IS THAT

WE, AS SINNERS, WHEN WE'RE

FREED FROM THE POWER OF SIN

AND DEATH AND WALK INTO THE

NEWNESS OF LIFE, IT'S LIKE

WE'VE BEEN RELEASED FROM

SLAVERY IN EGYPT.

AND THERE IS A JOURNEY THAT

WE'RE ON TO THE PROMISED

LAND.

AND IT'S A JOURNEY WE'RE ALL

ON, TO HEAVEN.

AND IT'S HOW WE WALK THAT

JOURNEY THAT DETERMINES

EVERYTHING.

HERE IS HIS ADMONITION.

"I DO NOT WANT YOU TO

UNAWARE THAT ALL OF OUR

FATHERS WERE UNDER THE

CLOUD."

THAT MEANS THEY SAW THE

CLOUD.

"THEY ALL PASSED THROUGH THE

SEA.

ALL WERE BAPTIZED INTO MOSES

IN THE CLOUD AND IN THE SEA,

AND ALL ATE THE SAME

SPIRITUAL FOOD.

ALL HAD MANNA, AND THEY ALL

HAD THE SAME SPIRITUAL

DRINK.

THEY DRANK OF THAT SPIRITUAL

ROCK THAT FOLLOWED THEM, AND

THAT ROCK WAS CHRIST.

BUT WITH MOST OF THEM, GOD

WAS NOT WELL-PLEASED FOR

THEIR BODIES WERE SCATTERED

IN THE WILDERNESS."

HERE PAUL IS SAYING, LOOK,

ALL OF THEM WERE DELIVERED

FROM SLAVERY.

ALL OF THEM SAW THE

INCREDIBLE MIRACLES.

ALL OF THEM SAW THE RED SEA

DIVIDED.

ALL OF THEM SAW MANNA.

ALL OF THEM SAW WATER SPRING

OUT OF A ROCK.

ALL OF THEM SAW THESE

MIRACLES, BUT NOT ALL OF

THEM CAME INTO THE PROMISED

LAND.

AND PAUL SAYS, NOW THESE

THINGS BECOME OUR EXAMPLES

TO THE INTENT, THAT WE

SHOULD NOT DO WHAT THEY

DID.

SO HE LISTS THEM OUT.

WE SHOULDN'T LUST AFTER EVIL

THINGS.

WE SHOULDN'T BECOME

IDOLTERS.

WE SHOULDN'T COMMIT SEXUAL

IMMORTALITY.

WE SHOULDN'T TEMPT CHRIST AS

SOME OF THEM TEMPTED

CHRIST.

WE SHOULDN'T DO ANY OF THESE

THINGS.

BUT -- LET ME UNDERLINE THIS

ONE, "NOR COMPLAIN AS SOME

OF THEM COMPLAINED AND WERE

DESTROYED BY THE

DESTROYER."

IT IS INTERESTING, PAUL PUTS

COMPLAINING INTO THE SAME

LIST AS LUST, AS SEXUAL

IMMORTALITY, AS IDOLATRY.

HE PUTS COMPLAINING IN THAT

SAME LIST.

AND THEN HE CONCLUDES, "NOW,

ALL OF THESE THINGS HAPPENED

TO THEM AS EXAMPLES, AND

THEY WERE WRITTEN FOR OUR

ADMONITIO ADMONITION."

NUMBERS ADDS TO IT, FROM

CHAPTER 11: "WHEN THE PEOPLE

COMPLAINED, IT DISPLEASED

THE LORD.

FOR THE LORD HEARD IT, AND

HIS ANGER WAS AROUSED.

SO THE FIRE OF THE LORD

BURNED AMONG THEM AND

CONSUMED SOME IN THE

OUTSKIRTS OF THE CAMP.

AND THEN THE PEOPLE CRIED

OUT TO MOSES.

AND WHEN MOSES PRAYED TO THE

LORD, THE FIRE WAS

QUENCHED.

IN OUR COMPLAINING, LET'S

KEEP IN MIND THAT GOD IS NOT

PLEASED WITH THAT.

AND DON'T CUT YOUR YOURSELF

OFF FROM THE VERY SOURCE

THAT CAN BE YOUR VERY

PRESENT HELP IN TIMES OF

TROUBLE.

NOW, I'M NOT ASKING THAT WE

REJOICE THAT A SHARK BIT OFF

PART OF YOUR LEG.

THAT'S NOT WHAT I'M TALKING

ABOUT.

I'M NOT TALKING ABOUT

REJOICING ABOUT THE

CALAMITY.

I AM TALKING ABOUT REJOICING

AT WHAT GOD HAS DONE FOR YOU

AND IS DOING FOR YOU AND

WILL DO FOR YOU, THAT HE IS

THE SOURCE OF ALL MIRACLE

POWER.

WITHOUT HIM WE CAN DO

NOTHING, BUT WITH HIM WE CAN

DO ALL THINGS.

AND THIS IS WHY PAUL WROTE

TO THE THESSALONIANS.

"RREJOICE ALWAYS.

PRAISE WITHOUT CEASING.

IN EVERYTHING GIVE THANKS.

FOR THIS IS THE WILL OF GOD

IN CHRIST JESUS FOR YOU."

SO ERIC FOUND SOME

SUPERNATURAL ABILITY TO

BEGIN PRAISING GOD IN THE

MIDDLE OF THAT SHARK

INJURY.

HE FOUND THE INSPIRATION TO

PRAISE HIM.

AND THAT OPENED A PATHWAY

FOR HIM.

AND WHEN WE REALIZE THAT GOD

IN HABITS THE PRAISES OF HIS

PEOPLE -- AND, AGAIN, DON'T

PRAISE HIM FOR THE INJURY;

PRAISE HIM FOR THE MIRACLE.

PRAISE HIM FOR WHAT HE IS

ABOUT TO DO, HOW HE IS ABOUT

TO DELIVER YOU FROM THIS.

THEN YOU'LL GET THE

MIRACLE.

WELL, WE'RE GOING TO BE

PRAYING FOR YOU LATER IN

THIS PROGRAM, BUT IF YOU

NEED SOMEONE TO HELP YOU, IF

YOU NEED SOMEBODY TO BE

THERE, TO SAY, OKAY, I NEED

HELP WITH THIS, AND

REALIZE -- THE PSALMIST

SAID, "I POURED OUT MY

COMPLAINT BEFORE THE LORD,"

NOT FROM THE STANDPOINT OF

BLAMING GOD, BUT FROM THE

STANDPOINT IF I POUR IT OUT

BEFORE YOU, YOU CAN TAKE IT

AND YOU CAN TAKE IT ALL

AWAY.

SO IF YOU NEED HELP WITH

THIS, GIVE US A CALL.

THE NUMBER IS TOLL-FREE,

1-888-777-1999.

WELL, STILL AHEAD, HEAR HOW

A NEW CARTOON TAUGHT A CHILD

THE POWER OF PRAYER.

RIGHT AFTER THIS.

Gordon: WHILE WATCHING

THE MEXICAN PREMIERE OF

"SUPERBOOK," 5-YEAR-OLD

VALENTINO LEARNED THAT JESUS

COULD PERFORM MIRACLES.

AND HERE IS WHAT HAPPENED

WHEN SHE PUT THAT KNOWLEDGE

INTO PRACTICE.

Terry: VALENTINA ENJOYS

HELPING HER FATHER TAKE CARE

OF THEIR HORSE.

SHE PRACTICE A SPANISH FORM

OF RODEO RIDING.

IT IS OUR NATIONAL

SPORT.

IT IS PART OF WHAT

REPRESENTS US AS MEXICANS.

WE WORK WITH HORSES AND

BULLS.

CENTURIES AGO IT WAS PART OF

CATTLE RANCHING, BUT NOW IT

IS A SPORT.

Terry: IT CAN BE

DANGEROUS, SO EDMUNDO'S

LITTLE GIRL WORRIES

SOMETIMES.

IF HE DOESN'T COME BACK

ON TIME WHEN HE IS RIDING,

VALENTINA GETS VERY

ANXIOUS.

Terry: BUT AROUND THE

BARN, IT WAS VALENTINA WHO

ENDED UP GETTING HURT.

MY FATHER WAS FEEDING THE

HORSE, AND MY MOM WAS DOING

LAUNDRY.

I WAS PLAYING AND RUNNING.

AND I TRIPPED.

I FELL AND BROKE MY ARM.

THE DOCTOR TOLD US HE

WOULD PROBABLY HAVE TO PUT

PINS IN THE BONE TO FIX IT.

Terry: FOR THE TIME

BEING, VALENTINA'S ARM WAS

PLACED IN A CAST.

ONE DAY, AS SHE WAS WATCHING

TV, SHE SAW THE NEW

"SUPERBOOK" THAT AIRED FOR

THE VERY FIRST TIME IN

MEXICO.

IT WAS ESPECIALLY MEANINGFUL

TO HER WHEN JESUS PERFORMED

MIRACLES.

JESUS HEALED A MAN WHO

COULD NOT WALK.

LATER, HIS MEN WERE IN A

BOAT WHEN A BIG STORM CAME.

THEY WOKE JESUS UP, AND HE

MADE THE WAVES STOP.

Terry: VALENTINA

THOUGHT, IF JESUS COULD DO

ALL THAT, HE COULD ALSO HEAR

HABRPRAYERS.

> HER PRAYERS.

I TOLD GOD I DIDN'T WANT

TO HAVE SURGERY ON MY ARM.

Terry: A FEW DAYS

LATER, SHE GOT GREAT NEWS.

SHE DIDN'T NEED THE

SURGERY.

BECAUSE OF THESE

DIAGNOSTICS AND "SUPERBOOK,"

SHE UNDERSTOOD THAT GOD IS

WITH HER.

Terry: VALENTINA KNOWS

GOD ALWAYS LISTENS TO HIS

CHILDREN.

SO SHE NEVER MISSES AN

OPPORTUNITY TO PRAY FOR HER

FRIENDS AND FAMILY.

PRAYING IS PART OF HER

LIFE.

SHE DOESN'T DO ANYTHING

WITHOUT PRAYING.

IF WE RIDE A HORSE OR IF WE

GO OUT, SHE PUTS EVERYTHING

IN GOD'S HANDS.

FOR SURE, "SUPERBOOK" A

CONFIRMATION THAT JESUS

PROTECTS AND TAKES CARE OF

HIS CHILDREN.

IT ALSO REINFORCES WHAT WE

TEACH HER ABOUT GOD.

Gordon: YOU CAN BE A

PART OF TAKING THE STORIES

OF THE BIBLE TO THE CHILDREN

OF THE WORLD.

HOW DO YOU DO THAT?

BY JOINING THE "SUPERBOOK"

D.V.D. CLUB.

WE'RE IN PRODUCTION RIGHT

NOW ON SEASON 2 AND SEASON

3.

WE'VE ALREADY FINISHED

SEASON 1.

WHAT WE'RE ASKING IF YOU

COULD BE A PART OF THE

D.V.D. CLUB.

WE'LL SEND YOU EACH NEW

EPISODE AS IT BECOMES

AVAILABLE, SO YOU'LL BE

FIRST IN LINE TO GET IT.

AND NOT JUST ONE COPY.

WE'LL SEND YOU THREE

COPIES.

SO THAT YOU CAN GIVE THEM

AWAY TO YOUR CHURCH, TO

FRIENDS, TO FAMILY.

AND YOU CAN BE A PART OF

GETTING THE STORIES OF THE

BIBLE OUT TO THE CHILDREN OF

YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD OR YOUR

CHURCH OR YOUR SCHOOL.

YOU CAN BE A PART OF THAT.

HOW MUCH IS IT?

$25 EVERY TIME WE HAVE A NEW

EPISODE, AND WE'LL SHIP YOU

THREE D.V.D.s, AND YOUR

GIFT OF $25 WILL GO INTO THE

PRODUCTION COSTS, THE

TRANSMISSION COSTS, THE

TRANSLATION COSTS.

WE WANT TO GET THESE STORIES

AROUND THE WORLD.

AND THIS YEAR IS OUR LAUNCH,

AND WE'RE LOOKING FOR 38

DIFFERENT LANGUAGES.

ALL ACROSS THE GLOBE.

AND YOU CAN BE A PART OF

IT.

WE'VE LAUNCHED IN MEXICO.

WE'VE LAUNCHED IN THE

PHILIPPINES, IN INDONESIA.

AND WE'RE GETTING READY TO

LAUNCH IN AFRICA.

WE HAVE ALREADY LAUNCHED IN

THE MIDDLE EAST AND

LATIN-AMERICA.

ALL OF THIS POSSIBLE BECAUSE

PEOPLE LIKE YOU CARE ENOUGH

TO GIVE.

IF YOU WANT TO GET CAUGHT UP

ON THE PAST EPISODES OF

SEASON 1, ALL YOU HAVE TO DO

IS LOG ON TO CBN.COM.

IF YOU'RE PART OF THE D.V.D.

CLUB, WHEN YOU ORDER THE

BACK CATALOG, YOU GET THREE

COPIES OF THOSE AS WELL.

IT IS ALL POSSIBLE WHEN YOU

GIVE.

SO DO IT NOW,

1-888-777-1999.

WELL, COMING UP, A 35-POUND

TUMOR DISAPPEARS IN A DAY.

HERHEAR HOW IT HAPPENED.

THAT'S UP NEXT.

Gordon: WELL, DAWN

YATES HAD A CANCEROUS

35-POUND TUMOR INSIDE HER

BODY.

DOCTORS FEARED THE WORST,

BUT NOT DAWN BECAUSE SHE

KNEW HOW TO GET RID OF IT.

I CAN HANDLE THIS BY

MYSELF, LIKE I'VE HANDLED

EVERYTHING IN MY LIFE BY

MYSELF.

IT WAIT IS JUST ME AND

GOD.

I WAS HAVING BLEEDING, WHICH

I KNEW WAS NOT RIGHT.

I FINALLY WENT TO THE DOCTOR

TO SEE WHAT WAS GOING ON,

AND HE DID A COLONOSCOPY AND

FOUND A TUMOR, ACTUALLY, HE

CALLED IT A MASS.

AND HE SAID WE'RE GOING TO

TAKE YOU IN TO DO A C.A.T.

SCAN.

I FOUND OUT LATER IT WAS A

35-POUND TUMOR.

THE REPORT ACTUALLY SHOWED

CARCINOMA.

THERE WAS AN INFECTION THERE

AS WELL.

WE WENT THROUGH A 10-DAY

COURSE OF TREATMENT WITH

ANTIBIOTICS.

I WAS IN SHOCK, I GUESS.

I TOLD GOD IN MY PRAYER,

WHEN I WAS DIAGNOSED WITH

CANCER, GOD, I WANT TO BE

WITH YOU MORE THAN ANYTHING,

BUT I'M NOT DONE DOING YOUR

WORK YET.

THERE ARE PEOPLE OUT THERE

THAT NEED WHAT YOU'VE GIVEN

ME.

AND THEN I STARTED GOING TO

THE CHURCH I GO TO NOW.

AND THEY REALLY BELIEVED IN

HEALING.

SO I WENT UP TO THE ELDERS

AND THEY PRAYED FOR ME.

I DIDN'T FEEL ANYTHING

PHYSICAL, BUT SPIRITUALLY,

THAT THIS IS WHERE I NEED TO

BE.

I NEED TO BE IN A BODY OF

BELIEVERS.

I CAN'T DO THIS ALONE.

THAT NEXT DAY I WENT BACK

FOR ANOTHER C.T. SCAN, FOR A

FOLLOWUP, AND THEY FOUND

NOTHING.

THERE WAS NO INFECTION, AND

THERE WAS NO TUMOR.

IT IS JUST AMAZING WHAT GOD

HAS DONE.

SO THIS INCIDENT ACTUALLY

TAUGHT ME HOW TO REACH OUT.

IT TAUGHT ME THAT THE CHURCH

IS THERE FOR ME.

THE CHURCH IS THERE TO PRAY

OVER ME.

AND WHERE TWO OR THREE ARE

GATHERED TOGETHER, THERE HE

IS IN THE MIDST OF US.

Gordon: WHEN TWO OR

THREE ARE GATHERED TOGETHER,

HE IS IN THE MIDST OF US.

WE'VE GOT A GREAT GATHERING

TODAY.

THIS IS "700 CLUB

INTERACTIVE," WHERE WE

INTERACT WITH YOU.

AND WE LOVE PRAYING WITH

YOU.

WE'VE GOT A CHATROOM THAT IS

FULL OF PRAYER REQUESTS.

WE HAVE PRAYER REQUESTS THAT

HAVE COME IN ON Facebook.

RIGHT NOW ON THE PHONE WE'VE

GOT DARLENE IN

PENNSYLVANIA.

SHE AND HER HUSBAND WERE IN

A CAR ACCIDENT, AND THEY

BOTH HAVE CONCUSSIONS.

AND SHE'S ASKING FOR

PRAYER.

WE'VE GOT SHERRY FROM TEXAS

ASKING FOR PRAYER FOR HER

BUSINESS.

THINGS HAVE JUST FALLEN

APART.

SHE NEEDS A MIRACLE.

ALLISON IN NEW YORK IS A

CARE-GIVER, AND SHE WANTS A

FULL-TIME JOB.

AND DEAR BERNADETTE FROM NEW

YORK, ASKING FOR PRAYER FOR

HER SON.

ON Facebook, WE'VE GOT

KEITH, "PLEASE PRAY FOR ME.

I HAVE STAGE FOUR ESOPHAGEAL

CANCER.

AS PART OF THE TREATMENT,

THE DOCTORS HAVE TAKEN OUT

MY ESOPHAGUS, STOMACH, AND

COLON, AND NOW THERE ARE

COMPLICATIONS.

I TRUST GOD, BUT I REALLY

NEED A MIRACLE."

NADINE: "OUR SON IS 27 YEARS

OLD AND HE STRUGGLES WITH

MENTAL ILLNESS.

HE LIVES WITH US.

HE HAS BECOME A RECLUSE, AND

HE NEVER LEAVES THE HOUSE.

MY HUSBAND AND I ARE

POWERLESS TO HELP HIM.

PLEASE PRAY FOR A MIRACLE."

PHYLLIS WRITES IN, "MY

DAUGHTER HAS BEEN ADMITTED

TO A SPECIALTY CARE

HOSPITAL.

SHE NEEDS A LIVER TRANSPLANT

AND ALSO HAS FOUR FRACTURES

IN HER SPINE."

IN OUR CHATROOM RIGHT NOW,

BARBARA, "PLEASE PRAY FOR MY

GRANDSON SEAN.

HE HAS BEEN ON MEDICATION

FOR AD/HD, AND NOW THEY

THINK HE MAY BE BIPOLAR.

HE IS ONLY 16, AND HE HAS

BEEN GOING THROUGH THIS

BATTLE FOR FIVE YEARS."

ALICIA, "MY HUSBAND AND I

HAVE BEEN TOGETHER FOR 17

YEARS.

WE JUST SPLIT UP LAST WEEK.

WE'RE TRYING TO WORK IT OUT

FOR THE SAKE OF OUR FIVE

CHILDREN, FOUR STILL LIVING

AT HOME.

PRAYER IS THE MOST POWERFUL

THING IN THIS WORLD, AND IT

MIGHT BE THE ONLY THING TO

SAVE OUR MARRIAGE."

ALICIA, YOU'VE GOT THAT

RIGHT.

LET'S PRAY AND JOIN WITH

US.

LET'S KEEP IN MIND THE STORY

AT THE BEGINNING, WHERE IN

THE MIDDLE OF A SHARK

ATTACK, HERE YOU ARE

BLEEDING OUT, AND YOU FIND

IT WITHIN YOU TO PRAISE GOD,

TO THANK HIM FOR THE MIRACLE

HE IS ABOUT TO DO.

SO IN THE MIDDLE OF WHATEVER

IT IS YOU'RE GOING THROUGH,

REJOICE IN WHAT GOD IS ABLE

TO DO FOR YOU.

START THINKING ABOUT HIM.

STOP THINKING ABOUT THE

PROBLEMS.

START THINKING ABOUT THE

SOLUTION.

WHO IS THE SOLUTION?

JESUS.

HE IS THE ANSWER TO EVERY

HUMAN NEED.

WHEN YOU HAVE HIM AND HIS

PRESENCE ALL AROUND YOU, YOU

HAVE ALL YOU NEED.

SO DON'T COMPLAIN.

DON'T RESIST IT.

BUT JUST GIVE HIM THANKS.

AND LET'S WELCOME -- LET'S

WELCOME HIM INTO OUR MIDST.

AND LOOK TO HIM, THE AUTHOR

AND THE FINISHER OF OUR

FAITH.

LET'S PRAY.

LORD, WE JUST COME TO YOU

RIGHT NOW, AND WE ASK, WE

ASK BELIEVING, AND WE ASK

KNOWING THAT YOU ARE THE

CHRIST, THE SON OF THE

LIVING GOD.

AND WE THANK YOU FOR WHAT

YOU DID FOR US.

WE THANK YOU THAT YOU CAME

FOR US, THAT YOU DIED FOR

US.

YOU DIED THAT WE COULD HAVE

A RELATIONSHIP WITH YOU.

AND YOU DIDN'T STOP THERE.

YOU ROSE AGAIN FROM THE

GRAVE.

AND RIGHT NOW YOU'RE SEATED

AT THE RIGHT HAND OF THE

FATHER, AND YOU EVER LIVE TO

HAVE INTERCESSION FOR US.

SO WE JOIN OUR PRAYERS WITH

YOU.

AND WITH YOUR PRAYERS.

AND WE ASK FOR FINANCES.

WE ASK FOR MARRIAGES.

WE ASK FOR CHILDREN AND FOR

GRANDCHILDREN.

WE ASK FOR HEALING.

WE ASK FOR DELIVERANCE.

AND IN THE NAME OF JESUS, WE

BIND ANY ACTION OF THE ENEMY

NOW.

AND WE SPEAK DELIVERANCE.

SET THE CAPTIVES FREE AND

BRING HEALING NOW.

IN JESUS' NAME.

THERE IS SOMEBODY WATCHING

RIGHT NOW AND YOU HAVE A

TREMENDOUS MIGRAINE

HEADACHES.

GOD IS HEALING YOU FROM

THAT.

HE IS SETTING YOU COMPLETELY

FREE.

IT IS LIKE COOL WATER WENT

OVER YOUR FOREHEAD.

ALL OF THAT ATTENTION AND

STRAIN IS GONE NOW IN JESUS'

NAME.

JUST RECEIVE THE PEACE THAT

SURPASS ALL UNDERSTANDING,

LET IT FLOW THROUGH YOU

NOW.

IN JESUS' NAME.

AMEN.

IF YOU'VE BEEN TOUCHED BY

GOD, WE WANT TO SHARE IN

YOUR GOOD REPORT.

WE ALWAYS REJOICE IN WHAT

GOD IS DOING IN THE WORLD

TODAY.

SO GIVE US A CALL, IN "IN

EVERYTHING GIVE THANKS FOR

THIS IS THE WILL OF GOD IN

CHRIST JESUS FOR YOU."

GOD BLESS YOU.

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