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The 700 Club - Feb 25, 2014

Shame and emptiness plagued Michelle for years because she never received the love of her father. Find out how she released her past and found eternal love. Plus, see howt a 700 Club prayer paved the way for God to work a miracle. Read Transcript


COMING UP...THE NEXT

FRENCH REVOLUTION.

THE FRENCH HAVE HAD IT.

HEAR WHY THE COUNTRY'S

YOUNG PEOPLE ARE HEADING FOR

THE EXIT.

PLUS...

WHY AM I HERE.

HAUNTED BY HER PAST AND

THE VISION THAT CHANGED HER

FUTURE.

THIS IS HOW I SEE YOU.

AND THEN DOCTORS SAID SHE

NEEDED SURGERY.

INSTEAD, SHE GOT A MIRACLE.

FIND OUT HOW I TODAY'S "700

CLUB."

*

Pat: WELL, WELCOME,

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, TO

THIS EDITION OF "THE 700

CLUB."

THE QUESTION NOW BEFORE THE

UNITED STATES: WOULD WE

RATHER SPEND OUR MONEY ON

WASTEFUL PROJECTS THAT WOULD

HELP THE FRIENDS OF

PRESIDENT OBAMA AND THE

LEFTESTS, OR SHOULD WE HAVE

A STRONG MILITARY IN CASE

SOMEBODY WANTS TO DEFEAT OUR

COUNTRY AND PUT US INTO

SUBJECTION?

WELL, THAT'S THE ISSUE

COMING NOW BEFORE THE

AMERICAN PEOPLE.

THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION IS

PLANNING ON SERIOUS CUTS IN

THE MILITARY BUDGET,

INCLUDING SLASHING THE ARMY

TO IT'S SMALLEST SIZE SINCE

1940.

YOU REMEMBER THAT'S BEFORE

WORLD WAR II.

CRITICS SAY IT WOULD JUST BE

SEEN AS A SIGN OF WEAKNESS.

Wendy: THE PLAN IS

RAISING SOME RED FLAGS AMONG

BOTH DEMOCRATS AND

REPUBLICANS IN CONGRESS.

CAITLIN BURKE HAS THAT

STORY.

Reporter: IT'S A PLAN

FOR A SMALLER, MORE NIMBLE

MILITARY.

ONE THAT CAN RESPOND ON

SHORT NOTICE TO CRISIS

ANYWHERE ON THE GLOBE, BUT

WON'T HAVE THE MANPOWER TO

BE PART OF LARGER GROUND

WARS, LIKE IN IRAQ AND

AFGHANISTAN.

WE CHOSE FURTHER

REDUCTIONS IN TROOP

STRENGTH, IN ORDER TO

SUSTAIN OUR READINESS.

Reporter: HAGEL INSISTS

THAT THE SMALLER MILITARY

WON'T PUT THE U.S. AT RISK.

BUT BOTH DEMOCRATS AND

REPUBLICANS AND CONGRESS ARE

QUESTIONING THE NEW BATTLE

PLAN.

THE U.S. ARMY HAS A CURRENT

ACTIVE DUTY ROSTER OF ABOUTç

522,000 SOLDIERS.

HAGELç PROPOSES IT BE CUT

DOWN TO 440 OR 450,000.

THE SMALLEST SIZE SINCE

WORLD WAR II.

THE REPUBLICAN HEAD OF THE

HOUSE ARMED SERVICES

COMMITTEE SAYS THE

ADMINISTRATION IS,

QUOTE,"TRYING TO SOLVE OUR

FINANCIAL PROBLEMS ON THE

BACKS OF OUR MILITARY."

AND DEMOCRATIC SENATOR CARL

LEVIN SAYS THE PROPOSED

CHANGES WILL FACE A HUGE

CHALLENGE FROM LAWMAKERS.

BUT HAGEL SAYS BUDGET

CONSTRAINTS DEMAND CHANGES

BE MADE.

THIS IS A TIME FOR

REALITY.

THIS IS A BUDGET THAT

RECOGNIZES THE REALITY OF

THE MAGNITUDE OF OUR FISCAL

CHALLENGES.

Reporter: STILL,

ANOTHER REALITY IS THAT

OTHER MAJOR POWERS, LIKE

CHINA AND RUSSIA, ARE

INVESTING HEAVILY IN THEIR

MILITARY CAPABILITIES RIGHT

NOW, AND THE U.S. STILL

FACES THREATS FROM MULTIPLE

AREAS OF THE WORLD.

CBN NEWS SPOKE TO DIRECT OF

THE AMERICAN LEGION, LOU

CELLI.

TERRORISTS ARE GOING TO

LOOK AT A REDUCTION IN

MILITARY FORCES AS A WIN FOR

THEM AND A POSSIBLE

OPPORTUNITY TO GAIN THE

UPPER HAND.

Reporter: CAITLIN

BURKE, CBN NEWS.

Pat: LADIES AND

GENTLEMEN, THAT'S THE

PROBLEM WE'RE FACING.

AND YOU SEE SOME OF THE

BUDGETS AND YOU'RE APPALLEDP

APPALLED AT WHAT WE'RE

WASTING MONEY ON.

YOU SAY, COULD IT POSSIBLY

BE THAT A GREAT NATION WILL

ALLOW ITSELF TO BE

DEFEATED.

A THOUSAND CUTS.

EVERYBODY WANTS ITS LITTLE

PIECE, AND THERE ISN'T

ENOUGH TO GO AROUND.

BUT ONE THING THE GOVERNMENT

HAS TO DO IS TO KEEP THE

NATION SAFE.

THAT'S WHAT IT IS THERE

FOR.

IF IT DOESN'T DO THAT, IT

HAS FAILED.

AND THERE IS SOMETHING ELSE

THEY WANT TO TAKE CONTROL

OF.

THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

AGENCY WENT ON TRIAL BEFORE

THE UNITED STATES SUPREME

COURT.

ONE OF THE SWING GUYS IS

JUSTICE KENNEDY.

AND HE MAY BE WAVERING IN

HIS SUPPORT OF THAT AGENCY.

JOHN JESSUP HAS THAT STORY.

Reporter: PAT, THOSE

WHO BELIEVE FEDERAL AGENCIES

ARE OUT OF CONTROL TOOK

THEIR LATEST CASE TO THE

HIGH COURT.

THIS TIME THEY WERE ASKING

THE JUSTICES TO PUT THE

BRAKES ON WHAT THEY CALL

OVERREGULATION FROM THE

E.P.A.

THE COURT IN THE PAST HAS

INDICATED IT WANTS THE

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

AGENCY TO FIGHT GLOBAL

WARMING.

BUT THOSE FILING SUIT WARN

IF THE E.P.A. ISN'T SHACKLED

BY PROPER LAWS, IT COULD END

UP HAVING DA DRACONIAN

CONTROL OF ANYTHING THAT

EMITS CARBON.

WHAT IT BOILS DOWN TO

OPPONENTS OF THE E.P.A. IS

THEY SEE IT AS AN INCREDIBLE

OVERREACH AND OVERREGULATION

OF YET ONE MORE AGENCY OF

THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION.

ONE SAYS IF AMERICA WANTS TO

REGULATE GREENHOUSE GASES,

ITS LAWMAKERS HAVE THE RIGHT

TO CREATE LAWS.

IF THIS IS AN ISSUE THAT

NEEDS TO BE ADDRESSED,

CONGRESS HAS THE AUTHORITY

TO ADDRESS IT.

IF THE ENVIRONMENTAL

PROTECTION AGENCY HAS THE

AUTHORITY TO ADDRESS, THEY

ARE WELCOME TO ADDRESS IT.

BUT YOU CAN'T TAKE AUTHORITY

WHERE AUTHORITY HASN'T BEEN

VESTED BY CONGRESS.

Reporter: BUT THOSE

FRIENDLIER TO THE E.P.A.

SAYS THIS IS A CASE OF

BUSINESSES NOT WANTING

REGULATORS TO CONTROL THEIR

CARBON EMISSIONS.

INDUSTRY HAS SUED BY

EVERY ASPECT OF GREENHOUSE

REGULATIONS.

THERE IS NOTHING ANY

INDUSTRY LIKES ABOUT

GREENHOUSE REGULATIONS.

Reporter: E.P.A.

OPPONENTS SAY IT IS ANOTHER

CASE OF AN ADMINISTRATION

RIDING ROUGH SHOT OVER ITS

LIMITATIONS AND MAKING ITS

OWN LAWS.

WE CERTAINLY HAVE A

PROBLEM WITH THE PRESIDENT

OF THE UNITED STATES TO USE

THIS PEN TO TAKE ACTION OVER

THAT HE DOESN'T HAVE

ACTION.

Reporter: LEFT TO MAKE

UP ITS OWN REGULATIONS,

CRITICS WARN THE E.P.A.

COULD ONE DAY DECIDE TO

CONTROL CARBON I MESSAGES BY

6.1 MILLION SOURCES, LIKE

SCHOOLS, HOSPITALS, AND

CHURCHES.

PAUL STRAND, CBN NEWS, THE

SUPREME COURT.

Reporter: THE SUPREME

COURT HASN'T DECIDED WHETHER

TO HEAR THE CASE OF A GERMAN

HOME-SCHOOLING FAMILY

SEEKING TO CONTINUE ASYLUM

IN AMERICA.

HOME-SCHOOLERS LIKE THIS

FAMILY HAVE A HISTORY OF

BEING PERSECUTED IN

GERMANY.

THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION

FOUGHT A DECISION TWO YEARS

LATER, AND AN APPEALS COURT

SIDED WITH ATTORNEY-GENERAL

ERIC HOLDER AND THE JUSTICE

DEPARTMENT.

ATTORNEYS FOR THE FAMILY SAY

THEY REMAIN HOPEFUL THE

COURT WILL TAKE IT UP.

WELL, ARIZONA GOVERNOR JAN

BREWER IS UNDER INTENSE

PRESSURE OVER A PROPOSED LAW

INVOLVING RELIGIOUS AND GAY

RIGHTS.

CRITICS SAY THE MEASURE

DISCRIMINATES AGAINST GAYS

BY ALLOWING SOME BUSINESSES

TO DENY THEM SERVICE.

THE SUPPORTERS SAY THE BILL

PROTECTS RELIGIOUS FREEDOM

WHEN NECESSARY.

FOR INSTANCE, IF A BAKERY

DIDN'T WANT TO PROVIDE A

CAKE FOR A GAY MARRIAGE.

YOU CAN FIND OUT MORE ABOUT

THIS CASE BY GOING TO

CBNNEWS.COM.

PAT?

Pat: WE HAVE A NEWS

REPORT THE OTHER DAY THAT

ERIC HOLDER WAS SAYING THAT

HE DOESN'T THINK STATE

ATTORNEY GENERALS NEED TO

ENFORCE THE DEFENSE OF

MARRIAGE ACTS THAT ARE

PASSED IN THEIR STATES, THAT

THEY HAVE A FREEDOM TO

IGNORE THAT.

I JUST DON'T THINK THIS IS

RIGHT.

WHAT WE'RE LOOKING AT HERE

IS A BASIC FUNDAMENTAL RIGHT

OF AMERICAN PEOPLE TO

CONDUCT THEIR BUSINESSES IN

WAYS THEY WANT TO, AS LONG

AS IT DOESN'T HURT SOMEBODY

ELSE.

THEY OBVIOUSLY CAN'T LEAVE

TRASH OUT ON THE TREATS AND

POLLUTE THE ENVIRONMENT AND

SO FORTH, BUT THERE IS

SOMETHING BASICALLY

UNAMERICAN ABOUT FORCING A

BAKERY TO BAKE A WEDDING

CAKE FOR A COUPLE THEY DON'T

LIKE.

THEY DON'T LIKE THE PEOPLE.

THAT'S THE WAY IT IS.

REMEMBER THE GREAT SOUP NAZI

IN THE SEINFELD SERIES?

HE HAD A RIGHT TO SERVE SOUP

TO ANYBODY HE WANTED TO.

I THINK YOU'VE GOT THE RIGHT

TO BAKE FOR WHOEVER YOU WANT

TO OR TO PROVIDE WEDDING

PHOTOGRAPHY TO ANYBODY YOU

WANT TO.

THIS IS RIDICULOUS.

Wendy: I TOTALLY

AGREE.

Pat: JOHN?

Reporter: PAT, THE

OSCARS ARE JUST A FEW DAYS

AWAY, AND MANY WERE EXCITED

TO SEE JOHNNIE ERICKSON

PERFORM HER OSCAR NOMINATED

SONG AT THE AWARDS.

BUT THE ACADEMY WITHDREW THE

NOMINATION OVER WHAT SOME

PEOPLE CALL A TECHNICALITY.

WE CAUGHT UP WITH HER.

Reporter: JOHNNIE

ERICKSON TAUGHT US

SELF-HONOR WHEN SHE WAS

APPROACHED BY SINGING A SONG

FROM A NEW CHRISTIAN FILM.

THE SONG "ALONE BUT NOT

ALONE," IS THE SAME.

IT TELLS THE STORY OF TWO

WOMEN AND THEIR JOURNEY OF

FAITH AND SURVIVAL DURING

THE FRENCH AND INDIAN WAR.

* LEADING THROUGH THE

WILDERNESS *

Reporter: A DIVING

ACCIDENT IN 1967 LEFT

JOHNNIE A QUADRIPLEGIC AND

IN A WHEELCHAIR, SOMETHING

THAT MADE RECORDING THE SONG

A BIG CHALLENGE.

MY LUNGS DON'T WORK VERY

WELL.

I DON'T HAVE A LOT OF

STRENGTH, PHYSICALLY.

BUT YOU DO, LORD JESUS.

LET ME BORROW YOUR LUNGS,

LORD JESUS, AND HE CERTAINLY

GAVE ME HIS STRENGTH.

Reporter: JOHNNIE

RENDITION OF THE SONG WAS SO

GOOD, IT RECEIVED A OSCAR

NOTION FOR BEST SONG.

BUT IT FUELED QUESTIONS

ABOUT WHY A LITTLE KNOWN

SONG, SUNG BY AN UNKNOWN

ARTIST, COULD RECEIVE SUCH

RECOGNITION.

THE ACADEMY INVESTIGATED AND

LATER PULLED THE

NOMINATION.

SAYING THE COMPOSER USED HIS

INFLUENCE AS A FORMER

ACADEMY GOVERNOR TO GET THE

NOMINATION.

SHE SAYS ALL HE DID WAS SEND

AN E-MAIL ASKING OTHERS TO

CONSIDER THE SONG.

THE ACADEMY PRESIDENT SAYS

SENDING THE E-MAIL CROSSED

THE LINE, BECAUSE IT GIVES

THE APPEARANCE OF AN UNFAIR

ADVANTAGE.

BROUGHTON SAYS THEY IS

RIDICULOUS.

YOU CAN GO ON THE

OSCAR.COM WEBSITE AND READ

THE RULES.

I DIDN'T REALLY MAKE ANY

RULES.

WHAT I ADMIT TO DOING IS

SENDING SOME E-MAILS TO

PEOPLE WHO WOULD LIKELY

OVERLOOK THE SONG.

THEY DON'T AGREE WITH ME ON

WHAT I DID.

THAT'S BASICALLY WHAT IT

IS.

AS FAR AS THE RULE-BREAKING,

ALL OF THE SONGS THAT ARE

NOMINATED AND ALL OF THE

SONGS THAT WERE NOMINATED

HAVE TENS OF THOUSANDS --

MAYBE HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS

OF DOLLARS OF PROMOTIONS

BEHIND THEM WITH MAJOR

STUDIOS.

OUR ASSIGNMENT, WHEN WE

WERE DOING IT, WAS TO WRITE

A SONG AS INSPIRATIONAL AS

"AMAZING GRACE," BEFORE

"AMAZING GRACE" EVER

EXISTED.

WE TRIED TO MAKE IT SIMPLE,

UNIVERSAL, AND TIMELESS.

Reporter: MANY SEE THE

ACADEMY'S MOVE AS BIGOTRY

AGAINST "ALONE YET NOT

ALONE'S" MESSAGE.

SOME CALL THE RULING

UNFAIR.

BUT JOHNNIE HOPES THAT GOOD

WILL COME FROM THE

CONTROVERSY SURROUNDING THE

SONG.

WHEN I HEARD THE

NOMINATION WAS RESCINDED, MY

FIRST THOUGHT WAS, OH, COME

ON, REALLY?

BUT GOD'S PURPOSES ARE

WORKING OUT BECAUSE SOME OF

THIS CONTROVERSY, I THINK,

MIGHT BE DRAWING MEYE MORE

ATTENTION TO THE SONG, AND

EVEN TO THE FILM, THEN HAD

IT JUST SAILED THROUGH TO

THE OSCARS.

Reporter: CHARLENE

ISRAEL, CBN NEWS, HOLLYWOOD,

CALIFORNIA.

Reporter: WELL, BACK

HERE IN WASHINGTON, HOUSE

REPUBLICANS ARE SET TO

UNVEIL A PLAN TO SIMPLIFY

THE TAX CODE.

IT WOULD LOWER THE TOP TAX

RATE FROM 39.6% TO 25%.

IT ALSO ADDS A 10% SURCHARGE

ON SOME INCOME OVER

$450,000.

THE SURTAX WOULD NOT APPLY

TO CAPITAL GAINS OR STOCK

DIVIDENDS.

THE PLAN WOULD BRING IN

ABOUT AS MUCH MONEY AS THE

CURRENT SYSTEM, AND MOST

PEOPLE WOULDN'T SEE A CHANGE

IN HOW MUCH MONEY THEY PAY

IN TAXES, BUT THE TAX CODE

WOULD BE SIMPLER.

IT WILL BE INTERESTING TO

SEE WHERE THIS GOES IN AN

ELECTION YEAR.

Pat: I REMEMBER JIMMY

CARTER TALKING ABOUT SOME

THINGS THAT ARE A DISGRACE

TO THE HUMAN RACE.

THAT TAX CODE IS A

MONSTROSITY, AND IT NEEDS TO

BE CHANGED.

BUT THERE IS ONE THING THAT

I HAVE LOOKED AT YEARS AND

YEARS AGO.

I TALKED TO SOME

CHIEF-OF-STAFF OF THE WHITE

HOUSE SOME YEARS AGO, AND

GEORGE BUSH TRIED TO CORRECT

IT SOMEWHAT, BUT I DON'T

THINK HE DID IT RIGHT.

BUSINESS CAN DEDUCT INTEREST

OFF ITS TAXES, AND NOT HAVE

TO PAY TAX ON THAT AMOUNT OF

MONEY.

BUT IF IT PAYS DIVIDENDS, IT

HAS TO PAY TAX BEFORE THE

DIVIDENDS ARE SENT OUT.

THEY DO NOT GET A DEDUCTION

FOR DIVIDENDS.

SO GEORGE BUSH PUT SOMETHING

IN EFFECT TO ALLOW SOME OF

THAT TO FLOW TO THE

RECIPIENTS OF THE DIVIDEND.

THAT DIDN'T REALLY CORRECT

THE PROBLEM.

THEY SHOULD HAVE A SITUATION

WHERE CORPORATIONS CAN

DEDUCT THE AMOUNT THEY PAY

IN DIVIDENDS.

AND THAT WOULD ENABLE THEM

TO STOP BORROWING SO MUCH

MONEY AND HAVE A TAX BREAK

ON GETTING IN DEBT.

AND THAT WAS A BAD THINGS

FOR BUSINESS AND IT STILL

IS.

BUT THEY'RE TINKERING AROUND

WITH THE TAX CODE.

THE TAXES IN AMERICA ARE

SOME OF THE HIGHEST IN THE

INDUSTRIALLIES INDUSTRIAL

IEST WORLD.

THE WHOLE THING NEEDS TO BE

SCRAPPED AND THEY NEED TO

WRITE A SIMPLE DOCUMENT.

THE BIG JOKE IS FIGURE OUT

HOW MUCH MONEY YOU'VE GOT,

PUT IT ON A POSTCARD, AND

SEND IT ALL INTO THE

GOVERNMENT.

WE HOPE IT DOESN'T GET THAT

WAY.

WENDY?

Wendy: ACCORDING TO OUR

NEXT STORY, WE'RE NOT AS BADç

AS FRANCE.

Pat:ç HOLLANDE WAS HERE

IN THE WHITE HOUSE ACTING

LIKE I'M A REAL CA CAPTAIN

CAPITALIST, AND THE FRENCH

ARE SAYING WE DON'T BUY IT.

Wendy: THE WEALTHY, THE

BRIGHTEST AND THE BEST ARE

FLEEING FRANCE IN DROVES.

FIND OUT WHY AND WHAT THE

IMPLICATIONS ARE FOR THE

U.S., RIGHT AFTER THIS.

Pat: OKAY.

YEARS AGO WHEN I WAS IN

FRANCE, I HAD DINNER WITH A

VERY CHARMING COUPLE, AND WE

WENT TO A LOVELY FRENCH

RESTAURANT AND EVERYTHING

WAS NICE.

AND THEN WE BEGAN TO TALK

ABOUT TAXES.

IT TURNED OUT THAT GOOD MAN

WAS PAYING OVER 100% -- HE

WAS LIABLE FOR OVER 100%.

Wendy: 100%?

Pat: THEY HAVE TAXES ON

TAXES ON STOCK TRANSFERS,

TAXES ON PROPERTY AND TAXES

ON INCOME.

IF YOU ADD IT ALL TOGETHER,

THEY'LL CONFISCATE

EVERYTHING YOU HAVE.

AND I SAID TO HIM, WHY IN

THE WORLD DON'T YOU GO TO

SWITZERLAND?

AND HE SAID, MY FAMILY IS

FRENCH, WE'VE BEEN FRENCH

FOR GENERATIONS, AND WE'RE

STILL FRENCH.

THAT WAS THE ATTITUDE OF

THIS GENTLEMAN.

HE SEEMED TO BE LIVING

PRETTY WELL.

HE HAD AN APARTMENT, I

THINK, THAT WAS WORTH

SEVERAL MILLION DOLLARS.

WE HAD DINNER AT A FANTASTIC

RESTAURANT CALL LANG DERI.

Wendy: I'VE HEARD OF

THAT.

Pat: HE SAID HE IS

GOING TO STAY, BUT A LOT OF

THE YOUNG ONCE ARE FED UP

AND THEY SAID THEY'RE

GETTING OUT.

THEY'RE FLEEING FRANCE, AND

THEY'RE LIVING IN A HUGE

WELFARE STATE WHERE THEíV

Reporter: THE FRENCH

LEFT HATES WHAT IT CALLS

ANGLO-SAXIN CAPITALISM.

BUT FRANCE HATES IT IS A

WELFARE STATE THAT IS

KILLING JOBS AND ECONOMIC

OPPORTUNITY.

THIS ECONOMIST SAYS --

THE ENTREPRENEURIAL YOUNG

PEOPLE OF FRANCE ARE HEADING

ELSEWHERE.

THEY'RE GOING TO LONDON,

THEY'RE GOING TO ASIA.

THEY'RE GOING TO THE UNITED

STATES.

BECAUSE THEY WANT TO

ACTUALLY ACHIEVE SOMETHING,

WHICH IS NOT IMMEDIATELY

TAKEN AWAY BY A STATE THAT

SAYS YOU HAVE, THEREFORE I

TAKE IT.

Reporter: THIS VIDEO

PRODUCED BY THE CANADIAN

GOVERNMENT SHOWS A FRENCH

EX-PATRIOT EXPLAINING HOW

EASY IT IS TO MAKE A NEW

LIFE IN FRENCH-SPEAKING

QUEBEC.

26,000 FRENCH FAMILIES LEFT

IN 2010, AND 35,000 IN

2011.

LONDON IS NOW CALLED THE

SIXTH LARGEST SIX AND CITY.

JOHN PHILIPPE HAS HEARD SO

MANY COMPLAINTS FROM HIS

BUSINESS CLIENTS OVER THE

YEARS ABOUT EXCESSIVE TAXES

AND REGULATIONS, HE COMPILED

THEM ALL IN A BOOK ENTITLED

"WHY I WILL LEAVE FRANCE."

THE PROBLEM IN FRANCE,

MORE THAN IN ALL OF THE

OTHER COUNTRIES IS THAT

TAXES, THE KIND OF TAXES, IS

CHANGING ALMOST EVERY DAY.

TOO DIFFICULT TO MANAGE A

COMPANY IN FRANCE.

TOO DIFFICULT TO HIRE

PEOPLE.

TOO DIFFICULT TO FIRE

PEOPLE.

Reporter: LAST WEEK,

THE MAN WHO SAID HE DOESN'T

LIKE RICH PEOPLE, FRENCH

PRESIDENT FRANCOIS HOLLANDE,

WAS TRYING TO LURE TOP

EXECUTIVES BACK TO FRANCE.

BUT FOR FOREIGN BUSINESSES,

WARNING SIGNS ABOUND.

FRENCH UNION WORKERS HAVE A

HABIT OF KIDNAPPING THEIR

BOSSES WHEN THEIR DEMANDS

AREN'T MET.

IT HAPPENED LAST MONTH AT

THE GOODYEAR TIRE PLANT.

WHEN THEY TRIED TO GET

GOODYEAR TO RECONSIDER, THE

AMERICAN C.E.O. IN A LETTER

BLUNTLY ASKED, "HOW STUPID

DO YOU THINK WE ARE."

I VISITED THE FACTORY A

COUPLE OF TIMES, THE FRENCH

WORKFORCE GETS PAID HIGH

WAGES, BUT WORKS ONLY THREE

HOURS.

THEY TOLD ME THAT'S THE

FRENCH WAY.

MAKE NO MISTAKE, THERE ARE

STILL PLENTY OF TALENTED AND

HARD-WORKING FRENCH MEN,

PLENTY FRUSTRATED.

BUT THEY SAY FRANCE WOULD

RATHER STIGMATIZE THOSE WHO

ARE LEAVING THAN TO FACE UP

TO FRANCE'S PROBLEMS, WHICH

ARE DEEP.

WITH AN OVERLAY OF THESE

ARE TRAITORS, THEY'RE GOING

ABROAD, WE DON'T WANT THEM.

Reporter: WHEN FRANCE'S

WELWEALTHIEST MAN HE WAS

LEAVING, HE GOT THE

JOURNALISTIC EQUIVALENT OF A

KICK OUT THE DOOR.

FRANCE IS NOW UNDERGOING A

BRAIN DRAIN AND CAPITAL

FLIGHT, AND RISKS BECOMING

ONE OF THE POORER NATIONS IN

WESTERN EUROPE.

AND JOHN PHILIPPE HAD A

WARNING FOR AMERICANS,

SAYING THAT THE U.S. IS

FOLLOWING IN THE STEPS OF

FRANCE, WITH OBAMACARE AND

AN EXPLODING WELFARE STATE

WILL BE UNSUSTAINABLE.

THE FRENCH PEOPLE CAN TEACH

THE AMERICAN PEOPLE OF THE

TRAP AND HOW HARD IT IS TO

ESCAPE.

DALE HURD, CBN NEWS, PARIS.

Pat: THAT IS SOMETHING

ELSE.

DALE, YOU'RE A TERRIFIC

REPORTER, AND HE NAILS IT ON

THE LINE.

Wendy: UNBELIEVABLE.

FANTASTIC.

Pat: IF YOU HAVE TO

HIRE SOMEBODY, THEY'RE IN

FOR LIFE.

IT IS ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TO

HIRE SOMEBODY AND FIRE

THEM.

THE AMOUNT OF BENEFITS ARE

STAGGERING.

CONSEQUENTLY, THE HIRING

GOES DOWN AND THE

UNEMPLOYMENT GOES UP.

YOU CAN'T AFFORD TO PUT ON

SOMEONE FULL-TIME.

Wendy: CAN YOU IMAGINE

PEOPLE IN AMERICA SAYING I'M

ONLY WORKING THREE HOURS.

THAT'S THE FRENCH WAY.

Pat: UNBELIEVABLE.

AND THE YOUNG PEOPLE, THEY

WENT CRAZY ABOUT PENSIONS.

HERE THESE KIDS ARE 20 YEARS

OLD, AND THEY'RE WORRIED

ABOUT THEIR RETIREMENT.

AND THEY GO ON STRIKE AND

TERRORIZE REGIONS OF PARIS

BECAUSE OF THEIR DEMANDS

ABOUT RETIREMENT BENEFITS.

I MEAN, COME OFF IT.

WELL, THE FRENCH, THE

FRENCH --

Wendy: I LIVED IN

FRENCH FOR THREE MONTHS.

[SPEAKING IN

FRENCH LANGUAGE]

Wendy: WHEN I WAS IN

COLLEGE, IT WAS MY MINOR.

I LIVED ON CAFE AULAUT.

Pat: I USED TO GO TO

PARIS TO PARTY WHEN I LIVED

IN NEW YORK.

Wendy: WE DIGRESS.

Pat: ANY WAY, WENDY HAS

BEEN THERE, AND SO HAVE I.

Wendy: COMING UP, A

YOUNG WOMAN HAS WAY TOO MANY

DRINKS.

I WAS VERY ILL.

I WENT AND LAID DOWN IN ONE

OF THE ROOMS, AND THAT'S

WHEN HE CAME INTO THE ROOM

AND RAPED ME.

Wendy: SEE HOW A VISION

SETS THIS WOMAN FREE FROM

YEARS OF SHAME AND

SELF-DESTRUCTIVE BEHAVIOR.

Pat: WHEN YOU SEE

MICHELLE BORKEZ, YOU SEE AN

UNDENIABLY BEAUTIFUL WOMAN.

YET FOR YEARS MICHELLE SAID

SHE FELT UGLY AND FILTHY, AS

IF SHE HAD DIRT ALL OVER

HER.

JUST BECAUSE OF A DECISION

SHE MADE WHEN SHE WAS JUST

16 YEARS OLD.

TRULY A DAY OF SHAME.

AND IT WAS A DAY FOR ME

THAT, OF COURSE YOU HAVE

TREMENDOUS REGRET LATER.

Reporter: WHEN MICHELLE

WALKED INTO THE ABORTION

CLINIC, SHE FELT LIKE SHE

DIDN'T HAVE A CHOICE.

SHE WAS 16, UNMARRIED, AND

DIDN'T WANT TO LET HER

FATHER DOWN.

I COULD JUST SEE HIS

FACE.

I MEAN, IT WAS JUST, LIKE, I

CAN'T EVEN DISAPPOINT HIM.

Reporter: LIKE MOST

GIRLS, MICHELLE GREW UP

SEEKING HER DAD'S LOVE AND

APPROVAL.

INSTEAD OF GETTING LOVE, SHE

BECAME THE TARGET OF HIS

ANGRY OUTBURSTS.

A BOY HAD COME OVER, AND

HE WAS JUST A FRIEND, BUT HE

HAD COME OVER AND HE WAS

STANDING AT THE FRONT DOOR.

MY DAD CAME IN, AND HE WAS

LIVID.

HE WOULD THROW ME AGAINST

THE WALL AND HE WOULD BE OUT

OF CONTROL, HIS ANGER.

Reporter: WITHOUT HER

FATHER'S AFFECTION, MICHELLE

WELCOMED ANY ATTENTION SHE

COULD GET FROM BOYS.

WHEN SHE WAS 16, SHE WENT TO

A HIGH SCHOOL DANCE WHERE

SHE GOT DRUNK FOR THE FIRST

TIME.

LATER SHE WENT HOME WITH HER

DATE.

I WAS VERY SICK.

VERY ILL.

I WENT AND LAID DOWN IN ONE

OF THE ROOMS THERE, WHICH I

HAVE NO MEMORY OF, AND

THAT'S WHERE HE CAME INTO

THE ROOM AND RAPED ME.

Reporter: MICHELLE

NEVER TOLD ANYONE ABOUT THE

RAPE.

SOON AFTER SHE STARTED

DATING ANOTHER GUY AND

BECAME PREGNANT BY HIM.

THAT WAS WHEN THE FEAR OF

HER FATHER AND THE SHAME SHE

WAS ALREADY LIVING WITH LED

HER TO GET AN ABORTION.

I CAN SAY IT WAS

TRAUMATIC, BUT AT THE TIME

IT WAS, LIKE, THIS IS WHAT

I'M GOING TO DO.

AND I'M ANGRY AND I'M BITTER

AND I'M REBELLIOUS.

Reporter: FOR THE NEXT

FOUR YEARS, MICHELLE

MEDICATED HERSELF WITH

DRINKING, PARTYING, AND

USING DRUGS.

DURING THIS TIME HER PARENTS

BECAME CHRISTIANS.

THEY OFTEN PRAYED FOR HER

AND ALSO INVITED HER TO

CHURCH.

MY MOM SAID SHE WOULD

HEAR A SERMON, AND SHE WOULD

GO, THIS IS IT, SHE IS GOING

TO HEAR THAT AND SHE IS

GOING TO COME TO KNOW CHRIST

TODAY.

AND IT WAS JUST FALLING ON

DEAF EARS.

Reporter: MICHELLE

CONTINUED DOWN HER RECKLESS

PATH UNTIL ONE DAY SHE SAW

THE UGLINESS OF HER LIFE.

ONCE YOU'VE GONE THROUGH

DRINKING LIKE THAT AND

PARTLYING LIKPARTYING LIKE

THAT, AND THEN YOU COME TO A

STOP, YOU SEE THIS IS MY

LIFE, THE UGLINESS OF IT.

Reporter: MICHELLE'S

HEART BEGAN TO SOFTEN AND

LONG FOR GOD'S HEALING.

ONE SUNDAY SHE WENT TO

CHURCH WITH A CHRISTIAN

FRIEND.

WHILE SHE WAS THERE, A SONG

REALLY TOUCHED HER HEART.

THOSE WORDS, "I WANT TO

KNOW YOU, I WANT TO KNOW

YOU," ALL I COULD THINK OF

IS, OKAY, I'M READY.

I'M READY TO KNOW YOU.

I'M FINAL READY TO GIVE UP

MY WILL AND EXCHANGE IT FOR

YOUR WILL.

GOD SAID TO ME, IF YOU

CHOOSE TODAY TO FOLLOW ME.

ME, I WILL GIVE YOU LIFE.

IF YOU STAY ON THIS PATH

THAT YOU'RE ON, IT WILL

BRING DESTRUCTION.

IT WILL BRING DEATH.

SO WHEN THEY SAID, DO YOU

WANT TO KNOW JESUS?

DO YOU WANT TO EXCEPT HIM IN

YOUR HEART, I SAID YES.

AND WHEN I SAID IT, IT WAS

RADICAL.

IT WAS A RADICAL CHANGE IN

MY HEART.

IT WAS ALMOST LIKE THEY SAY

WHEN THEY SAY, YOU WERE

BLIND AND NOW YOU SEE.

Reporter: SHE WENT HOME

AND SPENT ONE WEEK CRYING

OUT TO GOD.

AND SHE ASKED HIM TO FORGIVE

HER.

HE REVEALED THE DARK

PLACES OF MY HEART.

HE BEGAN TO OPEN UP MY EYES

TO THE SELFNES SELFISHNESS

THAT I HAD.

I FELT LIKE THERE WERE SO

MANY PEOPLE I WANTED TO SAY

SORRY TO.

OUT OF EVERYTHING I HAD DONE

THAT I NEEDED TO ASK

FORGIVENESS FOR WAS THE

ABORTION.

IT WAS DEFINITELY THE THING

THAT WAS CARRYING THE MOST

SHAME.

I GAVE MY WHOLE LIFE TO

HIM.

I KNEW AT THAT POINT I HAD

BEEN FORGIVEN OF ALL MY

SINS.

Reporter: MICHELLE GREW

STRONG IN HI IN HER FAITH

AND CHRISTIAN WALK.

SOON SHE MARRIED AND LATER

ON HAD FOUR KIDS.

SHE THOUGHT SHE HAD THE

PERFECT LIFE, BUT THEN 13

YEARS LATER, HER HUSBAND

DIVORCED HER.

SHE TRIED TO MAKE SENSE OF

IT.

I REMEMBER GOING OUTSIDE

MY HOME AND SCREAMING AS

LOUD AS I COULD, WHY?

WHY?

I DON'T UNDERSTAND WHY THIS

HAS HAPPENED TO ME.

WHY AM I HERE?

AND WHY AM I ALONE IN THIS

SITUATION?

Reporter: MICHELLE KNEW

SHE NEEDED TO GET HELP.

SO OVER THE NEXT THREE YEARS

SHE SOUGHT THE HELP OF A

COUNSELLOR.

THAT'S WHEN SHE REALIZED SHE

WAS STILL CARRYING AROUND

THE SHAME FROM THE RAPE AND

THE ABORTION SHE HAD AS A

TEEN.

AND IT WASN'T UNTIL I WAS

IN COUNSELLING AND I SHARED

THAT WITH MY MENTOR, THAT HE

SAID TO ME, THAT'S A LIE.

THAT'S NOT TRUE.

AND HE SAID, LET'S PRAY.

I WANT YOU TO ASK JESUS TO

SHOW YOU.

Reporter: GOD SHOWED

MICHELLE A VISION THAT

TOTALLY TRANSFORMED HER

LIFE.

AND OVER THIS DIAMOND WAS

THIS GUSHING OF RIVERS OF

BLOOD.

AND YOU COULD STILL SEE THE

BRILLIANCE OF THE DIAMOND,

ALL OF THE LIGHT WAS SHINING

THROUGH THAT BLOOD.

IN THAT MOMENT, THE LORD

SAID TO ME, THIS IS HOW I

SEE YOU.

I'M ABLE TO SEE YOU AS THIS

BEAUTIFUL, PURE, FLAWLESS

DIAMOND, WITH SO MUCH VALUE

AND SO MUCH BEAUTY.

AND I CAN SEE YOU LIKE THAT

SIMPLY BECAUSE OF THE BLOOD

OF CHRIST.

AND, YOU KNOW, IT CHANGED

ME.

Reporter: MICHELLE SAYS

SHE BEGAN TO SEE HERSELF IN

A NEW WAY.

THE SHAME WAS REMOVED IN

A MOMENT.

IT CHANGED THE VALUE THAT I

HAD FOR MYSELF.

JUST TO REALIZE HIS

FAITHFULNESS AND THE FACT

THAT HE IS SO MUCH ABOUT

RESTORATION IS AN

OVERWHELMING THING FOR ME.

Reporter: TODAY

MICHELLE IS ENJOYING LIFE

WITH HER NEW HUSBAND.

SHE IS A SOUGHT-AFTER

SPEAKER AND AUTHOR WHO IS

PASSIONATE ABOUT TELLING

OTHERS THAT GOD CAN TRULY

MAKE ALL THINGS NEW.

THERE IS HOPE ON THE

OTHER SIDE.

IF YOU JUST KEEP PRESSING

THROUGH AND TRUSTING HIM AND

BELIEVING, HE WILL BRING YOU

OOUT THE OTHER SIDE.

Pat: IF YOU COULD ONLY

SEE YOURSELF LIKE GOD SEES

YOU.

HE DOESN'T SEE YOU FLAWED.

YOU MAY HAVE BEEN RAPED.

YOU MAY HAVE BEEN SEXUALLY

ABUSED.

YOU MAY HAVE HAD AN

ABORTION.

YOU MAY HAVE KILLED

SOMEBODY.

YOU MAY HAVE STOLEN

SOMETHING.

YOU MAY HAVE BEEN CONVICTED

OF A CRIME AND SENT TO

PRISON.

YOU MAY HAVE BEEN ABANDONED

BEFORE MARRIAGE.

YOU MAY HAVE BEEN DIVORCED

AFTER MARRIAGE.

YOU MAY LOOK AT YOURSELF AND

SAY, MY LIFE IS A DIRTY

MESS.

BUT GOD SEES YOU JUST LIKE

MICHELLE, HE SEES A

DIAMOND.

HE SEES WHAT YOU COULD BE IN

CHRIST.

BECAUSE HE KNOWS WHAT HE CAN

DO WITH YOU.

YOU SEE A ROUGH DIAMOND.

IT'S NOT VERY PRETTY.

I'VE SEEN A LOT OF ROUGH

ONES, AND IT'S NOT PRETTY AT

ALL.

BUT ONCE IN POLISHED AND IT

BEGINS TO REFLECT THE LIGHT,

IT IS JUST BRILLIANT.

GOD SEES YOU AS SOMETHING

ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL.

HE MADE SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL

OF MY LIFE, AND HE'LL MAKE

SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL OUT OF

YOUR LIFE.

BUT YOU'VE GOT TO COME TO

HIM AND LET HIM DO IT.

JUST LET THAT OLD STUFF GO.

SO WHAT'S PAST IS PAST.

IT'S ALL OVER.

SO YOU SAY, LORD, IN THE

NAME OF JESUS, I CONFESS, I

PUT ASIDE THE PAST.

I TURN AWAY FROM THE OLD AND

I ASK YOU TO CLEANSE MY

HEART AND MAKE ME THE

DIAMOND THAT YOU SEE, THAT I

COULD LIVE WITH YOU

FOREVER.

IF YOU WANT THAT BLESSING, I

WANT YOU TO PRAY WITH ME

RIGHT NOW.

WHEREVER YOU ARE.

BOW YOUR HEAD AND PRAY THESE

WORDS.

DO IT NOW, YES, NOW.

NOW!

NOW!

PRAY WITH ME.

PRAY SILENTLY, PRAY OUT

LOUD, WHATEVER IS

COMFORTABLE.

LORD JESUS -- PRAY WITH ME.

LORD JESUS, YOU KNOW HOW I

FEEL INSIDE.

YOU KNOW THE SHAME OF WHAT I

HAVE DONE.

YOU KNOW THE GUILT.

YOU KNOW THE HURT THAT HAS

BEEN PUT UPON ME.

YOU KNOW THINGS THAT HAVE

HAPPENED TO ME IN MY LIFE.

AND, OH, GOD, RIGHT NOW I

CONFESS TO YOU THAT I'M A

SINNER.

I MAKE NO PRETENSE OF BEING

PERFECT BECAUSE I KNOW I'M

NOT.

BUT, GOD, I KNOW YOU CAN

MAKE ME THE DIAMOND THAT YOU

WANT ME TO BE.

SO COVER ME WITH THAT

CLEANSING BLOOD OF JESUS.

AND FROM THIS MOMENT ON,

LORD, I AM YOURS.

THE PAST IS YOURS.

THE FUTURE IS YOURS.

THE PRESENT IS YOURS.

I GIVE IT ALL TO YOU.

AND I THANK YOU, JESUS, THAT

YOU'VE HEARD MY PRAYER.

AND I THANK YOU THAT YOU'VE

COME INTO MY HEART.

THANK YOU, LORD.

IF YOU PRAYED WITH ME, I

WANT TO PRAY FOR YOU.

FATHER, FOR THOSE WHO PRAYED

WITH ME JUST THEN, MAY THE

POWER AND THE ANOINTING OF

THE HOLY SPIRIT TOUCH THEM

FROM THIS MOMENT ON.

FILL THEM.

AMEN.

IF YOU PRAYED WITH ME, I

WANT YOU TO GET STARTED.

I WANT YOU TO GET GOING

BECAUSE THERE IS A WHOLE LOT

MORE.

YOUR LIFE ISN'T OVER.

IT'S JUST BEGINNING.

AND I HAVE SOMETHING BECAUSE

YOU JUST DID SOMETHING, AND

IT'S CALLED "A NEW DAY."

AND THIS LITTLE BOOKLET HAS

A C.D. AND THE BOOKLET, AND

IT WILL TELL YOU WHAT TO DO

NEXT.

I WILL GIVE IT TO YOU FREE.

THERE ARE NO FINANCES

INVOLVED.

PLEASE CALL AND SAY, I

PRAYED WITH PAT; I GAVE MY

HEART TO THE LORD.

AND I'M A NEW DIAMOND.

I'M A DIAMOND IN CHRIST.

I'M GOING TO RADIATE THE

GLORY OF THE LORD.

SEND ME THAT BOOK SO I CAN

GET GOING.

1-800-759-0700.

WENDY?

Wendy: THANKS, PAT.

WELL, STILL AHEAD, WE'RE

GOING TO "BRING IT ON."

A VIEWER WANTS TO KNOW, "IS

IT POSSIBLE FOR A WITCH TO

PUT A SPELL ON SOMEONE, AND

IF SO, HOW CAN WE PROTECT

OURSELVES FROM IT?"

STAY TUNED FOR THE ANSWER,

COMING UP.

WELCOME BACK TO "THE 700

CLUB."

MOTORISTS AR

E RISING UP

AGAINST THE GOVERNMENT

PROGRAM THAT FORCES THEM TO

PULL OFF THE ROAD AND ANSWER

QUESTIONS ABOUT THEIR

DRIVING HABITS.

60 CITIES TAKE PART IN THE

NATIONALE ROADSIDE SURVEY OF

ALCOHOL AND DRUG DRIVING.

GOVERNMENT CONTRACTORS IN

SOME CASES, OFF-DUTY POLICY

OFFICERS STAND IN THE STREET

AND DIRECT DRIVERS OFF THE

ROAD AND INTO A PARKING

LOT.

THE DRIVERS ARE THEN ASKED

ABOUT THEIR DRINKING AND

DRIVING HABITS.

AND THEY'RE ASKED TO TAKE A

BREATH TEST, AND OFFERED

MONEY FOR BLOOD AND SALIVA

SAMPLES.

THE PEOPLE COMPLAINED.

AND AT LEAST ONE MAN HAS

SUED.

FEDERAL OFFICIALS SAY THE

PROGRAM IS VOLUNTARY AND AN

IMPORTANT TOOL FOR

MONITORING SAFETY.

FEDERAL REGULATORS WILL

CONSIDER A PLAN TO ALLOW A

NEW FERTILIZATION TECHNIQUE

THAT COULD EVENTUALLY CREATE

BABIES FROM THE D.N.A. OF

THREE PEOPLE.

THE FOOD AND DRUG

ADMINISTRATION IS HOLDING A

TWO-DAY MEETING THIS WEEK TO

DISCUSS HOW TO TEST THE

APPROACH IN HUMANS.

THE TECHNIQUE RAISES SERIOUS

QUESTIONS, INCLUDING WHETHER

THE GOVERNMENT SHOULD

SANCTION THE CREATION OF

GENETICALLY MODIFIED PEOPLE

OR SO-CALLED DESIGNER

BABIES.

BUT THE LEADING RESEARCHER

IN THE FIELD SAYS HE IS

SIMPLY TRYING TO AVOID

DEVASTATING DISEASES IN

CHILDREN.

REMEMBER, YOU CAN ALWAYS GET

THE LATEST FROM CBN NEWS BY

GOING TO OUR WEBSITE,

CBNNEWS.COM.

PAT AND WENDY WILL BE BACK

WITH MORE OF "THE 700 CLUB"

RIGHT AFTER THIS.

Wendy: WELCOME BACK TO

"THE 700 CLUB."

IT IS TIME FOR YOUR E-MAIL

QUESTIONS.

ONE VIEWER WRITES, "IS IT

POSSIBLE FOR A WITCH TO PUT

A SPELL ON SOMEONE, AND IF

SO, HOW CAN WE PROTECT

OURSELVES FROM IT?"

GOOD QUESTION, PAT.

Pat: I THINK SOME OF

THESE THINGS HAVE SOME

VALIDITY, BUT, OF COURSE, IF

YOU'RE FILLED WITH THE HOLY

SPIRIT, NO WITCH IS GOING TO

GET NEAR YOU.

I THINK HO HOW YOU PROTECT

YOURSELF, STAY PRAYED UP.

I HEARD ONE DEMON WHO CAME

INTO SOMEBODY AND

SAID, QUOTE,"WE HAD

PERMISSION."

AND THE PERMISSION WAS THIS

GIRL WENT TO AN "X" RATED

MOVIE, AND SHE SHOULDN'T

HAVE DONE IT AND SHE FELT

GUILT.

AND THIS THING CAME IN.

I THINK THE BIGGEST THING IS

TO WALK WITH THE LORD.

Wendy: DEBBIE

WRITES, "IN MATTHEW 6: 26,

JESUS SAYS THAT THE FATHER

FEEDS THE BIRDS AND WE

PEOPLE ARE MORE IMPORTANT

THAN BIRDS, SO WHY DO WE

HAVE SO MANY PEOPLE STARVING

PEOPLE WORLDWIDE.

AND JESUS SAID I HAVE NEVER

SEEN THEM BEGGING FOR BREAD,

BUT ISN'T THAT WHAT IS

HAPPENING?"

Pat: PEOPLE MISREAD THE

CONTEXT OF THE BIBLE.

HE SAID, I HAVE NEVER SEEN

THE RIGHTEOUS BEGGING FOR

BREAD.

HE DIDN'T SAY HE DIDN'T SEE

IT.

HE SAID, YOU ARE MORE

VALUABLE THAN THE BIRDS.

HE IS TALKING TO HIS

DISCIPLES.

AND GOD'S CHILDREN ARE MORE

IMPORTANT THAN THE BIRDS.

BUT I'M A GREAT FAN OF

BIRDS.

I'VE GOT AN APPRECIATION OF

CROWS.

THEY ARE VERY SMART.

Wendy: REALLY?

HOW SO?

Pat: THEY CAN MAKE

THINGS AND BUILD PEOPLE AND

THEY RECOGNIZE PEOPLE AND

SITUATIONS.

AND THEY TALK TO EACH

OTHER.

SO, ANYHOW, BUT IF YOU'RE A

FARMER, YOU'RE NOT TOO KEEN

ON HAVING CROWS AROUND

EATING YOUR CROPS.

Wendy: DEE WRITES,

'I'VE HEARD YOU TALK ABOUT

COPTIC CHRISTIANS MANY

TIMES.

WHAT IS A COPTIC

CHRISTIAN?"

Pat: IT WAS A SECT,

LIKE EASTERN ORTHODOX OR

RUSSIAN ORTHODOX.

AND THEY CALL THEM COPTIC.

THEY'RE CHRISTIAN, AND THEY

HAVE A FORM OF WORSHIP AND

THEY HAVE A PATRIARCH.

IT IS A DENOMINATION.

Wendy: THEY WEAR THE

BLACK ROBES AND ARE VERY

ORTHODOX.

Pat: THEY'RE GOOD

PEOPLE.

Wendy: YVONNE

WRITES, "WOULD I BE GOING

AGAINST GOD OR COMMITTING A

SIN IF I GOT A BREAST

AUGMENTATION.

I'VE WANTED TO DO IT FOR

YEARS, BUT I'M NOT SURE IF

GOD WILL BE OKAY WITH IT."

OKAY, PAT.

LET'S GET THE BIBLE OUT.

Pat: YEAH.

BREAST AUGMENTATION.

I'VE NEVER SEEN ANYTHING IN

HERE ABOUT -- DO YOU WEAR

PERFUME?

PROBABLY.

DO YOU PUT LIPSTICK ON?

DO YOU GO TO THE BEAUTY

PARLOR AND GET YOUR HAIR

DONE?

Wendy: RIGHT.

Pat: AND SOME OF YOU

LADIES GO AND GET A PEDICURE

AND GET STUFF ON YOUR TOES.

THIS IS ONE MORE COSMETIC

PROCEDURE.

IT IS A LITTLE DANGEROUS.

I HAD A VERY DEAR FRIEND WHO

DIED BECAUSE HE HAD A LITTLE

THING ON HIS CHIN, AND HE

WENT TO PLASTIC SURGERY AND

HE DIED.

Wendy: OH, MY

GOODNESS.

Pat: A VERY FAMOUS

PERSON.

I WAS THERE AT HIS BEDSIDE

PRAYING FOR HIM TO RECOVER,

BUT HE DIDN'T.

SO SURGERY IS --

Wendy: AND SOMETIMES,

PAT, A WOMAN MIGHT HAVE ONE

BREAST IS DEFORMED, AND I

THINK CERTAINLY GOD GAVE --

Pat: MY WIFE HAD A

MASTECTOMY.

SHE HAD BREAST CANCER.

SO THE IDEA OF HAVING

RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY IS --

MY GOODNESS, OF COURSE.

Wendy: BUT I THINK THIS

LADY IS SAYING JUST FOR

COSMETIC PURPOSES.

Pat: IF THE CLOTHES

DON'T FIT RIGHT, AND ALL

KINDS OF THINGS -- IF YOU

CAN AFFORD IT, WHY NOT.

YOU CAN AFFORD LIPSTICK --

Wendy: JUST MAKE SURE

YOU GET A GOOD DOCTOR.

Pat: YOU BETTER BELIEVE

IT BECAUSE YOU CAN GET

SCARED FOREVER.

AND YOU GO UNDER ANESTHESIA

AND IT IS DANGEROUS, AND YOU

CAN GET INFECTED AND ON AND

ON AND ON.

YOU GET A COUPLE OF BALLOONS

STUCK IN YOUR CHEST, IS THAT

A SIN?

NO.

Wendy: ALL RIGHT, EV

YVONNE, YOU'VE GOT YOUR

ANSWER.

GEORGIA WRITES, "I JUST

STARTED READING THE BIBLE,

BUT I'VE HAD DIFFICULTY WITH

THE KING JAMES VERSION OVER

OTHER VERSIONS.

OTHER VERSIONS DON'T HAVE

SUCH BEAUTIFUL LANGUAGE.

WHAT WOULD YOU RECOMMEND?"

Pat: I THINK THE MOST

TRUE TO THE ORIGINAL IS THE

NEW AMERICAN STANDARD.

IT IS EASY TO READ.

Wendy: WHAT'S YOUR

FAVORITE?

Pat: I'M USING THE NEW

INTERNATIONAL VERSION.

IT IS EVANGELICAL.

BUT, I'LL TELL YOU, THEY

TAKE LIBERTIES.

YOU HAVE TO KNOW THE

UNDERLYING LANGUAGES OR

YOU'RE GOING TO FIND OUT IF

YOU BASED YOUR WHOLE FAITH

ON ONE TRANSLATION, AND

THEY'RE GOING TO TRANSLATE

WORDS IN A WAY THAT DON'T

APPLY.

SO I -- BUT THE KING JAMES

HAS GOT PROBLEMS, BUT IT

DOES HAVE ELEGANT LANGUAGE.

Wendy: I HAVE THE NEW

KING JAMES BECAUSE IT KEEPS

SOME OF THAT NICE LANGUAGE.

Pat: WE HAVE ONE MORE.

Wendy: THOMAS

WRITES, "I HAVE HEARD PEOPLE

SAY THAT JESUS WAS CRUCIFIED

ON A "T", NOT A CROSS.

IS THIS RIGHT?"

Pat: WHAT'S THAT?

Wendy: THAT'S A "T",

AND THAT'S A CROSS.

Pat: HOW DO WE KNOW

THAT'S NOT A CROSS.

THAT'S WHAT YOU'RE TALKING

ABOUT.

IT DOES THE SAME THING.

THEY NAILED HIM UP.

JESUS CARRIED A CROSS ON THE

WAY TO GOLGATHA, SO IT WAS

THE CROSS PIECE THAT WAS PUT

ON TO AN UPRIGHT POLE AND

RAISED IN PLACE.

SO WAS IT A CROSS, THE BAR,

OR WAS IT ON TOP?

DOES IT REALLY MATTER?

Wendy: NO, IT DOESN'T.

Pat: BOTH OF THOSE ARE

CONSIDERED A CROSS.

RIGHT NOW WE WANT TO TAKE

YOU TO SOUTHERN INDIA, WHERE

A FATHER HAD BEEN A GOOD

PROVIDER FOR HIS FAMILY

UNTIL FLOODWATERS TOOK HIS

HOME AND BUSINESS.

HE WAS DESPERATE FOR HELP.

AND HE GOT IT, THANKS TO THE

POWER OF PRAYER.

Reporter: SUN CANA AND

HIS FAMILY FLED THEIR HOME

AND LEFT THEIR SMALL SHOP

BEHIND WHEN FLOODS

DEVASTATED PARTS OF SOUTHERN

INDIA.

MY SHOP WAS WASHED AWAY.

EVERYTHING WAS GONE.

I WAS SO SCARED.

Reporter: SUN CANA AND

HIS FAMILY SURVIVED THE

DISASTER, ONLY TO FACE THE

CHALLENGE OF REBUILDING

THEIR LIVES.

HE BEGAN TO WORK AS A DAY

LABORER SO HE COULD RENT A

PLACE IN THE VILLAGE.

IT WAS VERY HARD TO FIND

WORK.

WHEN I DID, I WOULD ONLY

MAKE $1 OR $2 A DAY.

Reporter: HE AND HIS

FAMILY ARE CHRISTIANS, SO

THEY PRAYED FOR HELP.

EVERY DAY I PRAYED,

JESUS, YOU ARE THE ONE WHO

SAVED US FROM THE DISASTER.

PLEASE GIVE ME THE STRENGTH

TO CARRY ON.

PLEASE HELP US, LORD.

Reporter: THEN CBN CAME

TO HIS VILLAGE TO HELP FLOOD

VICTIMS.

WHEN I ASKED IF I COULD

GET A NEW SHOP, THEY SAID

YES.

Reporter: CBN BUILT A

SHOP FOR SUN CANA AND GAVE

HIM THE SUPPLIES HE NEEDED

FOR A GRAND OPENING.

YOU REVIVED MY HOPE.

MAY OUR GOOD LORD BLESS YOU

AND YOUR FAMILY.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

Pat: WELL, THEY

APPRECIATE WHAT YOU'RE

DOING, WHAT WE'RE DOING

HERE.

AND YOU CAN BE PART OF

THAT.

HEY, LISTEN, GORDON DID

SOMETHING ABOUT DREAMS.

YOU WANT TO KNOW WHAT DREAMS

MEAN?

THEY DO HAVE MEANING.

THESE ARE DRAMATIZATIONS OF

PEOPLE WHO HAD DREAMS AND

WHAT THE DREAMS MEANT.

WE'LL SEND IT TO YOU WHEN

YOU JOIN "THE 700 CLUB."

HOW MUCH IS IT?

65 CENTS A DAY.

PEOPLE PAY $4, $5 FOR A CUP

OF COFFEE.

Wendy: I DO, TOO.

A CONFESSION RIGHT NOW.

Pat: I THINK IT IS

SHOCKING.

A LOUSY CUP OF COFFEE THAT

USED TO SELL FOR A NICKEL.

YOU COULD GET A CUP OF

COFFEE FOR FIVE CENTS, AND

THEN IT WAS A DIME.

AND NOW IT IS $5.

Wendy: BUT IT IS ALL

ABOUT THE FOAM.

THEY DECORATE IT AND MAKE IT

PERFECT.

Pat: GET A FOAM

DISPENSER.

BUT, NEVERTHELESS, WE'RE

TALKING ABOUT 65 CENTS A

DAY, AND PEOPLE SPEND THAT

ON A CUP OF COFFEE AND DON'T

THINK ABOUT IT.

PEOPLE BUY CIGARETTES.

IT HAS GONE UP TO $1 A

PACK -- IT'S HORRIBLE.

FOR 65 CENTS A DAY, YOU CAN

CHANGE THE WORLD.

CALL IN AND SAY, LOOK, YOU

CAN COUNT ON ME.

GIVE UP A COUPLE OF THOSE

AWFUL STARBUCKS' THINGS AND

GO TO THE GROCERY STORE AND

BUY YOURSELF A CUP OF COFFEE

AND GET IT A LOT CHEAPER.

IT USED TO BE $2.50 A

POUND.

Wendy: I KNOW YOU'RE A

GREEN TEA GUY.

Pat: A GREEN TEA GUY

AND A REGULAR TEA GUY.

Wendy: I'M HOPING IT IS

GOING TO RUB OFF ON ME

SOON.

UP NEXT, DOCTORS SAID SHE

NEEDED SURGERY.

EVERYTHING I HAD TO DO, I

HAD TO DO WITH ONE ARM.

IT WAS JUST DEBILITATING,

AND IT WAS VERY PAINFUL.

Wendy: WATCH HOW THIS

WOMAN WAS HELPED WITHOUT

GOING UNDER THE KNIFE.

Wendy: PHYLLIS HAD BEEN

UNDER THE KNIFE BEFORE.

DOCTORS REPAIRED HER RIGHT

SHOULDER MORE THAN 10 YEARS

AGO.

SO WHEN SHE STARTED FEELING

PAIN IN THAT SAME SHOULDER

AGAIN, PHYLLIS THOUGHT

ANOTHER SURGERY WAS HER ONLY

SOLUTION, UNTIL SHE TURNED

ON "THE 700 CLUB."

EVERYTHING I HAD TO DO, I

HAD TO DO WITH ONE ARM.

I COULD NOT HOLD A CUP OF

COFFEE IN MY HAND WITHOUT

SUPPORTING MY ARM WITH MY

OTHER ARM.

SO, YOU KNOW, THERE WAS NO

STRENGTH IN IT.

IT WAS JUST DEBILITATING,

AND IT WAS VERY PAINFUL.

I WAS ON PAIN MEDICATION.

I WENT TO MY FAMILY DOCTOR

FIRST.

HE ORDERED AN M.R.I.

THE M.R.I. SHOWED THAT THERE

NEEDED TO BE REPAIR IN THE

SHOULDER SOCKET AND IN THE

TENDON.

I WAS NOT LOOKING FORWARD TO

THE SURGERY AND THE SIX

WEEKS THAT IT TAKES FOR

RECOVERY AND THERAPY.

I REMEMBER WHEN I TURNED ON

"THE 700 CLUB" THAT DAY, I

WAS IN A LOT OF PAIN.

AND I SAID, GOD, I WILL BE

SO THANKFUL WHEN I AM DONE

WITH THIS PAIN.

AND IT CAME TO THE PART

WHERE THEY WERE PRAYING FOR

PEOPLE.

AND THEY WERE CALLING OUT

DIFFERENT THINGS, WORD OF

KNOWLEDGE.

AND THEN GORDON SAID --

Gordon: THERE IS SOME

WOMAN, YOU'VE BEEN DIAGNOSED

WITH BONE SPURS, AND IT'S IN

YOUR RIGHT SHOULDER, AND IT

IS CAUSING FRAYING OF THE

TENDONS AND TREMENDOUS

PAIN.

GOD IS TAKING THE SPURS AWAY

FROM YOU NOW.

AND I THOUGHT, CAN THAT

MY BE MY SHOULDER?

Gordon: DO WHAT YOU

COULDN'T DO BEFORE.

BEGIN TO MOVE THAT RIGHT

SHOULDER AND REALIZE YOU'VE

BEEN COMPLETELY AND TOTALLY

HEALED.

I MOVED, AND THERE WAS NO

PAIN.

AND I SAID, IT IS MY

SHOULDER.

THANK YOU, GOD.

THIS IS MY TURN!

AND I STARTED MOVING MY ARM

ALL AROUND, EVERYWHERE I

COULD NOT MOVE IT BEFORE.

AND ABSOLUTELY NO PAIN.

NO PAIN WHATSOEVER.

I HAD STRENGTH IN THAT ARM

IMMEDIATELY.

AND SO I WAS JUST THANKFUL

FOR GOD'S GOODNESS.

I JUST THANKED HIM FOR

GIVING ME THAT EXTRA GIFT OF

LOVE THAT DAY.

Wendy: YOU'RE

SHOULDER.

IT WAS YOUR TURN, PHYLLIS,

AND GOD HAS THE SAME THING

FOR MANY OF YOU WATCHING

TODAY.

GOD IS NO RESPECTER OF

PEOPLE.

SCOTT IN MOUNTAIN PLEASANT,

MICHIGAN, DEVELOPED ASTHMA

IN 1991, AFTER RETURNING

FROM THE DESERT SHIELD

DISTRICT.

HE WAS USING HIS INHALER

FOUR TIMES A DAY.

LAST MONTH HE WAS WATCHING

"THE 700 CLUB," WHEN HE

HEARD YOU, PAT, GIVE THIS

WORD OF KNOWLEDGE: "SOMEBODY

ELSE WITH A LUNG PROBLEM,

PUT YOUR HAND ON YOUR

CHEST.

THE LORD IS HEALING LUNGS.

COUGH DEEPLY, AND GOD HAS

JUST DELIVERED YOU.

GOD IS SETTING FREE A NUMBER

OF PEOPLE WITH RESPIRATORY

INFECTIONS IN THE LUNGS, IN

THE NAME OF JESUS."

SCOTT PUT HIS HAND ON HIS

CHEST AND TOOK A BREATH, AND

HE COULD BREATHE NORMALLY.

AND AT HIS NUMBER DOCTOR'S

APPOINTMENT, HIS DOCTOR SAID

HIS LUNGS ARE PERFECTLY

CLEAR AND HE NO LONGER HAS

TO USE HIS INHALER.

Pat: GREAT.

THE LORD HAS GIVEN US THE

SAME POWER HE DID AT THE DAY

OF CREATION.

HE HAS GIVEN US THAT

AUTHORITY BECAUSE THE HOLY

SPIRIT DWELLS WITHIN US.

SPEAK THE WORD, AND MY

SERVANT WILL BE HEALED.

AND THAT'S WHAT WE'RE DOING

HERE ON THIS PROGRAM.

AND IT'S NOT SOME

HOCUS-POCUS.

IT IS THE WORD OF KNOWLEDGE

AND IT IS THE WORD OF

FAITH.

NOW, JOHN, WHO LIVES IN

PRESCOTT, ARIZONA, BEGAN TO

EXPERIENCE PAIN IN THE LEFT

KNEE.

AND SOON IT HURT ALL OF THE

TIME.

HE TRIED HIS BEST JUST

TO, QUOTE,"LIVE WITH IT."

AND HE WAS IN MONTHS OF

PAIN.

THE PAIN WAS BEGINNING TO

WORRY HIM THAT IT MAY BE

SOMETHING SERIOUS.

ONE DAY HE WAS WATCHING THIS

PROGRAM, AND WENDY HAD A

WORD, QUOTE,"THERE IS

SOMEBODY WITH A VERY PAINFUL

KNEECAP AND GOD IS HEALING

IT RIGHT NOW."

AND JOHN PLACED HIS HAND ON

THE KNEE AND INSTANTLY IT

WAS HEALED.

Pat: GOD, WE JOIN

TOGETHER AND BELIEVING IN

FAITH THAT WITH GOD ALL

THINGS ARE POSSIBLE.

LORD, THERE IS SOMEBODY ELSE

WITH A RIGHT SHOULDER.

IT IS BURSITIS.

IT IS INFLAMED ALL OF THE

TIME.

MAY GOD TOUCH THAT SHOULDER

IN JESUS' NAME.

TOUCH!

WENDY?

Wendy: THERE IS

SOMEBODY WHO NEEDS A NEW

LIVER, AND YOU'RE ON A

WAITING LIST.

AND YOU'RE GOING TO GET THAT

PHONE CALL.

GOD IS ANSWERING YOUR PRAYER

IN JESUS' NAME.

THANK YOU, GOD.

THANK YOU, GOD.

Pat: SOMEBODY IN

MICHIGAN -- IS IT CAL

MICHIGAN, YOU'VE GOT AN

ULCER AND YOU'RE HURTING,

AND YOU'RE SAYING, GOD, DO

YOU HEAR ME.

RIGHT NOW YOU'LL FEEL FIRE

IN YOUR ABDOMEN AND GOD HAS

TOUCHED YOU AND HEALED YOU

IN JESUS' NAME.

WHEREVER YOU ARE, THANK

GOD.

HE LOVES YOU.

HE LOVES YOU!

HE SEES YOU AS A PERFECT

DIAMOND.

WHAT HE WANTS YOU TO DO IS

RAISE YOUR HAND AND PRAISE

HIM AND LIVE FOR HIM BECAUSE

HE IS A LOVING, WONDERFUL

FATHER.

WE LEAVE YOU TODAY WITH THIS

POWER MINUTE, TAKEN FROM THE

BOOK OF THE PROFIT JEREMIAH

30: "FOR I WILL RESTORE

HEALTH TO YOU AND HEAL YOU

OF YOUR WOUNDS," SAYS THE

LORD.

FOR WENDY AND ALL OF US HERE

AT CBN, THIS IS PAT

ROBERTSON AND WE LOOK

FORWARD TO SEEING YOU AGAIN

ON ANOTHER EDITION OF "THE

700 CLUB" AS A COLD CASE COP

BRINGS UP NEW EVIDENCE.

YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS IT.

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