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700 Club Interactive: Noah - March 4, 2014

What can we learn from the story of Noah? Hear why his story is worth remembering. Read Transcript


[LAUGHTER]

Gordon: THERE WAS A LOT

OF CONTROVERSY WOULD YOU BE

ABOUT WAS THERE EVER REALLY

A GLOBAL FLOOD?

IF YOU TALK TO A GEOLOGIST

TODAY, HE'LL TELL YOU NO.

THERE IS PLENTY OF EVIDENCE

OF ISOLATED FLOODS, BUT THE

SORT OF COMMON WISDOM IS IT

WASN'T A GLOBAL ONE.

BUT ON THE OTHER SIDE, IF

YOU TALK TO AN AN

ANTHROPOLOGIST, WAS THERE A

GLOBAL FLOOD, YOU GET THIS

ANSWER: THERE WERE OVER 500

FLOOD STORIES FROM AROUND

THE WORLD AND EVERY

CONTINENT.

IT IS ONE THING TO THINK

THERE WAS A FLOOD STORY THAT

SOMEHOW AROSE IN SAMARIA,

THE STORY OF GILGOMESH, AND

THAT MAY HAVE GOTTEN TO THE

EGYPTIANS, AND THAT'S HOW

MOSES HEARD ABOUT IT, AND

THAT IS HOW IT ENDS UP IN

THE BIBLE.

BUT THERE IS SOMETHING

UNIQUE ABOUT THIS STORY,

THAT YOU FIND COMMON

SIMILARITIES, REGARDLESS OF

THE CONTINENT, REGARDLESS OF

THE PEOPLE, REGARDLESS OF

THE CONSULT.

THE CULTURE.

HERE AND THE SIMILARITIES:

NUMBER ONE, MANKIND HAS

FALLEN AWAY FROM GOD.

TWO, GOD CHOOSES A RIGHTEOUS

MAN AND HIS FAMILY TO START

ALL OVER.

GOD TELLS HIM TO BUILD A

CRAFT AND MAKE ARRANGEMENTS

TO SAVE ALL OF THE SPECIES

OF ANIMALS.

GOD SENDS A FLOOD AS

PUNISHMENT FOR THE SINS OF

MANKIND.

AND THE FLOOD DESTROYS

EVERYONE.

THEN THE RIGHTEOUS MAN AND

HIS FAMILY START OVER TO

REPOPULATE THE EARTH.

NOW, HERE WE ARE AN EXAMPLE

FOR YOU.

IT IS FROM THE AZTECS.

HERE IS A CULTURE THAT WAS

SEPARATED FROM SAMARIA, FROM

EGYPT, FROM ISRAEL, FROM

BABYLON.

THEY DIDN'T SHARE ANY TIES

OR ANY CONTACT.

AND HERE IS THE AZTECS'

STORY OF TAPPY, AND IT IS A

FLOOD STORY.

IN THE VALLEY OF MEXICO

THERE LIVED A PYIAS MAN

NAMED TAPPY.

THE CREATOR TOLD HIM TO

BUILD A BOAT TO LIVE IN AND

TAKE HIS WIFE AND A PAIR OF

EVERY ANIMAL THAT EXISTED.

HIS NEIGHBORS THOUGHT HE WAS

CRAZY, BUT AS SOON AS HE

FINISHED, IT BEGAN TO RAIN.

THE VALLEY FLOODED.

MEN AND ANIMALS WENT TO

MOUNTAINS, BUT THEY WERE

SUBMERGED.

THE RAIN ENDED AND THE

WATERS RECEDED, AND TAPPY

REALIZED THE FLOODWATERS

RECEDED AFTER HE SENT A DOVE

THAT DID NOT RETURN, AND

THEN TAPPY REJOICED.

NOW, THAT'S AN INCREDIBLE

STORY.

AND IT SOUNDS VERY SIMILAR.

SO THE QUESTION FOR YOU IS:

HOW DID THE AZTECS GET THAT

STORY?

WAS THERE REALLY A FLOOD?

THAT EVERY PEOPLE ON THE

EARTH DESCENDED FROM THE MAN

AND HIS WIFE WHO SURVIVED

THAT FLOOD?

WHEN YOU START THINKING THAT

WAY, THEN IT BECOMES A LOT

MORE PLAUSIBLE, YES, THERE

WAS A GLOBAL FLOOD, AND,

YES, WE ARE ALL DESCENDED

FROM NOAH.

Terry: PEOPLE IN OUR IN

BAX ARE ASKING QUESTIONS,

AND KERRY SAYS, "AREN'T MOST

OF THE STORIES IN THE BIBLE

JUST ALLEGORYS, CAN WE

REALLY TAKE THEM WITH US?"

AND THEN LATER, THE STORY OF

A SAILOR WHO RAN INTO THE

PERFECT STORM.

I'M LOOKING UP, AND I

HAVE TO TELL YOU I HAVE

NEVER SEEN CONDITIONS LIKE

THIS IN MY ENTIRE LIFE.

THERE IS A CERTAIN HORRIBLE

BEAUTY TO ALL OF THIS.

IT WAS BEAUTIFUL, BUT IT WAS

KILLING ME.

Terry: HEAR HOW HE MADE

IT OUT OF THE OCEAN ALIVE,

AFTER THIS.

Terry: WE'VE BEEN

TALKING ABOUT NOAH'S ARK,

AND OUR YOURS HAVE THEIR

QUESTIONS.

TERESA SAYS, "IN GENESIS,

THE BIBLE SAYS GOD WILL

NEVER FLOOD THE EARTH

AGAIN.

HOWEVER, JESUS SAYS IN LUKE

17, AS IT WAS IN THE DAY OF

NOAH, IT WILL BE IN THE DAY

OF MAN.

WHICH IS TRUE."

Gordon: JESUS IS NOT

SAYING THERE IS GOING TO BE

A FLOOD.

HE IS SAYING PEOPLE ARE

GOING TO BE DOING THE SAME,

MARRYING AND THAT IS WHAT HE

IS TALKING ABOUT.

THAT WE'RE GOING TO BE SO

CONSUMED WITH OUR EVERYDAY

LIFE ON OUR PLANS, WE'RE NOT

GOING TO BE AS CONCERNED

ABOUT GOD.

AND ARE WE GOING TO BE GIVEN

OVER TO VIOLENCE?

IS EVERY ONE OF OUR THOUGHTS

GOING TO BE BENT ON

DESTRUCTION AND EVIL?

AND THAT'S THE CONDITION OF

THE WORLD WHEN JESUS WILL

RETURN.

AND WHEN HE RETURNS, YOU MAY

ACTUALLY WISH IT WAS A FLOOD

BECAUSE WHEN HE RETURNS,

THERE IS REALLY GOING TO BE

TROUBLE ON THE EARTH.

SO MUCH SO, THAT MEN'S

HEARTS WILL FAIL WITHIN

THEM.

IT WILL BE SUCH A TERROR,

THEIR HEARTS WILL FAIL.

A LOT OF PEOPLE GET CAUGHT

UP IN, YOU KNOW, THE RUMORS

OF WARS, EARTHQUAKES, AND

ALL OF THOSE THINGS.

BUT JESUS ACTUALLY SAYS,

THAT'S NOT IT.

THAT'S NOT THE END.

THAT'S ALL GOING TO HAPPEN,

BUT THAT'S NOT THE END.

THE REAL SIGN OF THE END IS

WHEN THE SUN DOESN'T SHINE

ANYMORE.

WHEN THAT DAY COMES, THEN

LOOK TO THE HEAVENS BECAUSE

OUR REDEMPTION DRAWS NOT.

Terry: KERRY SAYS,

"I'VE HEARD SOME PEOPLE SAY

THAT SOME BIBLE STORIES,

SUCH AS ADAM AND EVE AND

NOAH'S ARK AREN'T MEANT TO

BE TAKEN LITERALLY.

THEY SAY THEY ARE JUST A AL

GOREYS, AND IS THIS TRUE?"

Gordon: WHEN I WENT TO

COLLEGE, I HAD A HISTORY

PROFESSOR WHO SAID SO OFTEN

WE IN THE MODERN DAY WE LOOK

BACK AT THE STORIES AND WE

START TO SAY, THAT WAS JUST

AN ALLEGORY, AND THAT DIDN'T

REALLY HAPPEN.

FOR JUST DEALING WITH THE

BIBLE, LOOK AT FIRST AND

SECOND KINGS, FIRST AND

SECOND CHRONICLES.

THAT'S A HISTORY.

AND THOSE EVENTS REALLY

OCCURRED.

MY HISTORY PROFESSOR IN

COLLEGE WAS TALKING ABOUT

FINDING THE CITY OF TROY.

AND IN HOMER'S EPIC, WAS

THERE REALLY A CITY?

DID IT REALLY HAPPEN?

WASN'T ALL OF THIS

ALLEGORY?

AND THEN ONE MAN SAID, NO,

THERE IS TRUTH BEHIND THIS,

AND LET'S GO FIND TROY.

AND HE FOUND TROY.

SO WHAT I TELL PEOPLE IS

DON'T LOOK AT THE BIBLE AS A

SCIENTIFIC TEXTBOOK.

LOOK AT THE BIBLE OF THE

STORY OF GOD'S COMMUNICATION

WITH HIS CREATION AND WITH

MEN AND WOMEN.

AND SPECIFICALLY WITH

ABRAHAM AND HIS

DESCENDENTS.

AND IT IS AN ACCURATE RECORD

OF THOSE CONVERSATIONS AND

THOUGH REVELATIONS.

WHEN YOU LOOK AT IT THAT

WAY, IT IS A STORY OF GOD'S

COMMUNICATION TO MANKIND,

YOU GET A DIFFERENT

PERSPECTIVE ON IT.

AND YOU CAN TRUST IT.

YOU CAN TRUST THAT WHAT'S

RECORDED THERE, THOSE

REVELATIONS, ARE FROM GOD.

TERRY?

Terry: HERE IS BETH,

AND SHE ASKS, "WHAT'S THE

DEAL WITH THE NETHALENE, I

HEARD THEY WERE HALF MAN AND

HALF ANGEL, AND WHY WERE

THEY STILL AROUND DURING THE

CONQUEST OF CANIN?"

Gordon: I THINK WE ALL

WANT TO KNOW.

THERE ARE A LOT OF THEORIES,

IS IT HALF MAN AND HALF

ANGEL, IS IT WHEN FALLEN

ANGELS CAME AND WED WOMEN ON

EARTH?

IS IT MIGHTY MEN OF VALOR?

I THINK WE'LL NEVER FIND THE

ANSWER THIS SIDE OF HEAVEN.

WHY DOES IT SHOW UP TWICE,

ONCE BEFORE THE FLOOD AND

AFTER THE FLOOD?

MY VIEW OF THE SECOND ONE IN

THE CONQUEST OF CANIN IS

THAT THE ISRAELITES

ATTRIBUTED TOO MUCH POWER TO

THEIR ENEMY, WHEN THE SPIES

CAME BACK AND SAID THERE ARE

GIANTS IN THE LAND.

THEY INVESTED TOO MUCH

STRENGTH INTO THE

CANINITES.

ALL WE NEEDED WAS A CALEB TO

GO IN THERE AND CONQUER THEM

AND IT TURNED OUT, YES, THEY

WERE MEN AFTER ALL.

IT MAY BE AN ATTRIBUTE

BECAUSE THESE ARE LIKE THE

EFELUM BEFORE THE FLOOD.

THE BOTTOM LINE IS I DON'T

KNOW AND I THINK NOBODY

KNOWS.

Terry: IT IS SO

REFRESHING TO HEAR THAT

ANSWER.

CAN I JUST SAY.

SOMETIMES YOU REALIZE SO

MANY THINGS WE TRY TO DEFINE

AS FACT ARE THEORIES.

Gordon: NOBODY KNOWS.

Terry: NOBODY KNOWS.

WE WANT YOU TO KNOW WE

ALWAYS LOVE HEARING FROM

YOU.

AND YOU CAN ALWAYS ASK YOUR

QUESTIONS BY LOGGING ON TO

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UP NEXT, A MARINER IS LOST

AT SEA.

I KNEW THEN I WAS REALLY IN

TROUBLE.

I KNEW I WAS GOING TO DIE

THERE.

Terry: HEAR HOW HE

SURVIVED THE FIGHT OF HIS

LIFE.

THAT'S NEXT.

Terry: FOR FOUR LONG

DAYS, DEN NE DENIS WAS AT

THE MERCY OF THE HIGH SEAS.

AND WHEN HIS SHIP SANK,

DENI DEN DENNIS WAS LEFT

ALONE IN THE WATER.

DENNIS HAS ALWAYS BEEN AN

ADVENTURER.

THAT'S WHERE HIS HEART IS.

AND THE MORE RUGGED, THE

BETTER.

I WANTED A CHANGE IN MY

LIFE.

I WAS READY, ESPECIALLY

SINCE THE DEATH OF MY

MOTHER.

I FELT KIND OF NUMB.

I FELT LIKE GETTING AWAY

MIGHT BE GOOD.

IT MIGHT BE TIME TO

REFRESH.

Reporter: DENNIS SET

SAIL FOR THE BAHAMAS.

TWO DAYS INTO HIS TRIP, THE

WEATHER CHANGED.

DENNIS SAILED INTO A MASSIVE

STORM.

CONDITIONS HAD BECOME

QUITE TREACHEROUS.

THAT WAS THE WORST STORM I

HAD SEEN.

I HAD SEEN OTHER STORMS.

THE PROBLEM WITH THIS ONE IS

THAT THE WIND BUILT AND THEN

SHIFTED.

Reporter: ROGUE WAVES

STRUCK WITH INCREDIBLE

FORCE, BREAKING A HOLE IN

THE SIDE OF THE SAILBOAT.

I WAS THROWN ACROSS THE

CABIN, LANDING ON MY RIGHT

SHOULDER, WHICH I THOUGHT I

BROKE AT THAT TIME.

AND I WAS DELUGED WHEN IT

HAPPENED.

I LOST ALL POWER ON BOARD.

THE ENGINE WOULD NOT START.

THE STEERING AUTO PILOT HAD

FAILED.

IT LOCKED UP THE

STEERINGMENT STEERING.

I WAS UNABLE TO CONTROL THE

BOAT.

TO KNOW THAT THE STORM WAS

CONTINUING TO BUILD AND THE

CONDITIONS WERE GETTING

WORSE, IT LEFT ME TOTALLY

VULNERABLE TO ANYTHING.

I KNEW THEN I WAS REALLY IN

TROUBLE.

Reporter: DENNIS

BATTLED THE ELEMENTS FOR

FOUR DAYS.

IT WAS GETTING DARK, AND

I'M LOOKING UP, AND I HAVE

TO TELL YOU, I HAVE NEVER

SEEN CONDITIONS LIKE THIS IN

MY ENTIRE LIFE.

I REMEMBER LOOKING UP AS THE

BOAT ROLLED OVER IN THESE

SEAS, AND SEEING WAVES

BEHIND ME THAT I WAS

CONVINCED WERE 50-FOOT

WAVES.

AND THERE IS A CERTAIN

HORRIBLE BEAUTY TO THIS.

IT WAS BEAUTIFUL, BUT IT WAS

KILLING ME.

AND I LOOKED OVER, AND THE

BEACON WAS ON.

AND I HAD NOT TURNED IT ON.

TO THE BEST OF MY KNOWLEDGE,

IT WAS NOT A SELF-ACTIVATING

BEEPER.

IT WAS A MANUAL DEPLOYMENT.

SO I LOOKED AT THAT, AND I

ALMOST TURNED IT OFF.

AND IT IS LIKE I HEAR A

VOICE IN THE BACK OF MY MIND

THAT SAYS, "YOU DIDN'T TURN

THAT ON; DON'T TURN IT

OFF."

I DID NOT WANT TO GIVE UP,

BUT I STARTED TO REALIZE

THAT I WASN'T GOING TO MAKE

ITCH.

Reporter IT.

Reporter: THE COAST

GUARD PICKED UP THE DISTRESS

SING NASIGNAL AT HIS

LOCATION.

AND THEY CALLED HIS WIFE,

MARY.

THEY SAID, WE RECEIVED A

DISTRESS SIGNAL, AND WE KNOW

HE IS OFF THE COAST OF NORTH

NORTH CAROLINA.

IF HE HAS A DISTRESS SIGNAL,

IF DI DENNIS HAS A DISTRESS

SIGNAL, THIS IS SERIOUS.

Reporter: HIS FRIENDS

AND CHURCH STARTED PRAYING

FOR DENNIS' SAFETY.

BUT HIS SITUATION ONLY GOT

WORSE.

THE PILOT OF THE C-130 TOLD

DENNIS THEY WERE NOT GOING

TO BE ABLE TO SEND A

HELICOPTER FOR SEVERAL

HOURS.

I GOT ON THE RADIO AND

SAID I DON'T THINK I WOULD

BE ABLE TO LAST FOR SEVERAL

HOURS.

THAT'S WHEN HE TOLD ME HE

WOULD DROP SOME LIFE

VESSELS.

Reporter: BUT A LARGE

WAVE CAPSIZED HIS BOAT, AND

DENNIS WAS THROWN INTO THE

OCEAN.

WHEN I MANAGED TO GET

BACK TO THE SURFACE, THERE

WAS MY SAILBOAT, DAMAGED AND

HALF WAY FLOODED.

THE BOAT SAILED OFF AND LEFT

ME THERE.

I HAD NOTHING.

I TRIED DESPERATELY TO CATCH

THAT BOAT, AND IT SAILED OFF

AND LEFT ME ALONE IN THE

DARK.

AND I KNEW I WAS GOING TO

DIE THERE.

I SAID, LORD JESUS, I'M

GOING TO TRUST YOU UNTIL I

TAKE MY LAST BREATH.

AND THAT WOULDN'T BE VERY

LONG.

IT WAS ONLY GOING TO BE A

MATTER OF MINUTES, OR AT

MOST A FEW HOURS BEFORE THE

TEMPERATURE AND THE WATER

AND THE EXPOSURE I'D BEEN

THROUGH -- I WOULD JUST

GRADUALLY SLIP INTO

UNCONSNESS AND

UNCONSCIOUSNESS, AND I WOULD

DROWN.

FOR THE FIRST TIME IN MY

LIFE I FOUND MYSELF IN THE

SITUATION I COULD DO

NOTHING.

Reporter: DENNIS SWAM

AIMLESSLY IN THE DARK,

250 MILES FROM SHORE.

THEN AN UNEXPECTED JOLT.

I BUMPED INTO A CAPSIZED

LIFE RAFT.

IT WAS FLOATING IN THE DARK

WITH NO LIGHTS.

I BUMPED INTO IT.

I COULD HAVE SWAM WITHIN

10 FEET OF THIS THING AND

NEVER SEEN IT.

AS I FLOUNDERED AROUND OUT

THERE, BEING TOSSED ON THE

WAVES.

Reporter: WITHIN A FEW

HOURS, A COAST GUARD

HELICOPTER DROPPED A RESCUE

DRIVER INTO THE WATER.

HE PULLED DENNIS INTO THE

BASKET AND HE HOISTED HIM

INTO THE CHOPPER.

HE WAS TAKEN TO THE U.S.S.

EISENHOWER, WHERE NAVY

DOCTORS TREATED HIM.

AMAZINGLY, HIS BODY

TEMPERATURE WAS 98°.

I HAD ALWAYS TRUSTED GOD

TO SAVE MY SOUL.

EVERY SINCE HE BECAME LORD

OF MY LIFE, I TRUSTED HIM TO

SAVE MY SOUL.

BUT I NEVER REALLY THOUGHT

HE WOULD SAVE MY LIFE.

Reporter: DENNIS GIVES

THANKS TO THE MEN AND WOMEN

OF THE COAST GUARD AND NAVY

WHO PERFORMED THEIR JOBS

WITH EXCELLENCE.

AND HE BELIEVES HE WOULDN'T

BE HERE TODAY IF IT WEREN'T

FOR THE PRAYERS THAT SAVED

HIS LIFE.

GOD USED THAT LIFE RAFT

THAT HAD BEEN DROPPED BY THE

COAST GUARD AND THAT NAVY

DIVER THAT CAME DOWN IN

THERE AND GOT ME.

HE USED THOSE MEN TO SAVE

ME.

BUT IT WAS GOD WHO SAVED

ME.

I'M COUNTING ON HIM.

BECAUSE I LEARNED THERE -- I

LEARNED THERE THAT

EVERYTHING I DID AMOUNTED TO

NOTHING.

EVERYTHING I DID.

AND IT IT CALL DOWN TO MEET

FLOATING ALONE IN THE DARK.

I'M TRYING TO GET UP EVERY

MORNING AND REMIND MYSELF

THAT I'M BREATHING AGAIN.

I'M STILL BREATHING.

YOU CAN TRUST IN THE LORD

JESUS.

Terry: WHAT AN AMAZING

STORY.

WOW!

TALK ABOUT RESCUE.

Gordon: THAT'S AN

INCREDIBLE RESCUE.

SO OFTEN IN LIFE WE THINK

WE'VE GOT IT.

WE'VE GOT CONTROL.

AND WE UNDERSTAND THINGS,

AND WE CAN DO THESE THINGS.

BUT IN THE EXTREME OF LIFE,

WHEN LIFE COMES OU AT US

REALLY HARD, THEN WE

REALIZE, NO, WE'VE NEVER

BEEN IN CONTROL.

WE'VE ALWAYS BEEN IN HIS

HANDS.

AND I LOVE WHAT HE SAID, I

WILL TRUST YOU TO MY LAST

BREATH.

IS THAT YOU?

IN THE MIDST OF YOUR

DIFFICULTY, ARE YOU SAYING

THAT, ARE YOU EXPRESSING

THAT YOU TRUST HIM?

BECAUSE WHAT HAPPENED WAS AN

ABSOLUTE MIRACLE.

WHETHER THE TURNING OF THAT

BEACON OR THE TIMING OF IT,

THAT IF THAT BEACON HADN'T

BEEN TURNED ON, THE PLANE

WOULDN'T HAVE DROPPED THE

LIFE BOAT.

IT WOULDN'T HAVE BUMPED INTO

HIM IN THE DARK.

ALL OF THAT WORKING

TOGETHER.

WHEN YOU UNDERSTAND THAT GOD

IS WORKING ALL THINGS

TOGETHER FOR YOUR GOOD, WELL

THE WELL, THEN YOU CAN

TRUST HIM, AND YOU CAN TRUST

HIM IN YOUR FUTURE.

AND ALL OF YOUR COMPLAINING,

ALL OF YOUR DISTRESS, ALL OF

THE ANXIETY CAN MELT AWAY.

NOW, SOME OF YOU NEED HELP.

YOU JUST NEED TO KNOW, GOD,

ARE YOU THERE?

IS YOUR PRESENCE THERE?

TERRY AND I ARE GOING TO

PRAY, AND YOU JOIN WITH US.

AND IN THE MIDDLE OF YOUR

DIFFICULT, CAN YOU JUST

TRUST HIM?

CAN YOU START THINKING OF

THE WONDERFUL THINGS HE HAS

DONE FOR YOU?

AND JUST PRAISE HIM FOR

THAT.

DON'T PRAISE HIM FOR YOUR

TROUBLE.

BUT PRAISE HIM FOR THE

WONDERFUL THINGS HE HAS

DONE.

AND THEN START LOOKING

FORWARD TO THE WONDERFUL

THINGS HE CAN AND WILL DO

FOR YOU.

BECAUSE HE'S WORKING ALL

THINGS TOGETHER FOR YOUR

GOOD.

LET'S PRAY.

LORD, I JUST ASK RIGHT NOW

THAT AS PEOPLE ARE CRYING

OUT TO YOU AND THEY'RE

JOINING WITH US, THAT YOUR

PRESENCE WOULD JUST

OVERWHELM THEM AND BE ALL

AROUND AND BE IN THEM.

AND I ASK SPECIFICALLY THAT

YOUR PERFECT LOVE WOULD CAST

OUT ALL FEAR.

AND WE JUST SAY WE TRUST

YOU.

WE RELY ON YOU.

FOR YOU'RE THE ANSWER TO

EVERY HUMAN NEED.

NOW, LORD, STRETCH FORTH

YOUR HAND TO DO WONDERS, TO

DO FINANCIAL MIRACLES, TO DO

MIRACLES OF HEALING,

MIRACLES OF PROVISION, OF

DELIVERANCE, OF RESCUE, FOR

YOU ARE OUR SALVATION.

TERRY, GOD HAS GIVEN YOU

SOMETHING.

Terry: SOMEONE, YOU

HAVE A VERY ODD SITUATION

WITH THE BOTTOM PART OF YOUR

BRAINSTEM, AND WHERE IT

ATTACHES TO YOUR SPINAL

COLUMN.

IT IS ACTUALLY PRETTY

DANGEROUS, AND YOU'VE HAD TO

RESTRICT SO MUCH OF YOUR

LIFE BECAUSE OF THIS.

GOD IS HEALING THAT

SITUATION FOR YOU.

YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE FULL

MOBILITY.

YOU'RE NOT GOING TO HAVE TO

BE CAREFUL ABOUT ACTIVITIES

THAT YOU DO.

THE WHOLE THING WILL COME

INTO PLACE, ACCORDING TO HIS

GOODWILL.

Gordon: LORD, WE THANK

YOU FOR YOUR MIRACLE POWER

IN JESUS' NAME.

AMEN.

IF YOU'VE BEEN TOUCHED BY

GOD, GIVE US A CALL.

AND IF YOU NEED PRAYER,

WE'RE HERE FOR YOU.

1-888-777-1999.

WELL, IN CAMBODIA, A YOUNG

FISHERMAN AND HIS WIFE

WORKED LONG HOURS TO SUPPORT

THEIR FAMILY, AND YET MOST

DAYS THEY STILL COULDN'T

AFFORD TO BUY FOOD FOR THEIR

CHILDREN.

Reporter: ON WEEKENDS,

BOTT WAKES UP EARLY TO GO

FISHING WITH HIS DAD.

BUT HE DOESN'T GET TO FISH

VERY MUCH.

THE BOAT LEAKS.

IT IS HARD FOR MY DAD TO

CATCH FISH WHILE TRYING TO

KEEP IT FROM SINKING.

SO I HELP HIM BY SCOOPING

THE WATER OUT OF THE BOAT.

Reporter: EVENTUALLY

THE DAY CAME WHEN THEY COULD

NO LONGER TAKE THE BOAT

OUT.

IT WAS TOO DANGEROUS.

MY PARENTS ARE VERY

POOR.

THEY DIDN'T HAVE THE MONEY

TO BUY A NEW BOAT OR EVEN

RENT ONE.

THEY WERE VERY WORRIED.

Reporter: BOTT'S

PARENTS AND OLDER SISTER

TRIED TO SAVE UP FOR A NEW

BOAT BY DOING ODD JOBS.

BOTT HELPED BY LOOKING AFTER

HIS 4-YEAR-OLD SISTER AT

HOME.

I WATCH OVER HER AND COOK

FOOD FOR HER.

AND I EVEN CLEAN THE HOUSE

TO HELP MY PARENTS.

Reporter: BUT EVEN WITH

THE WHOLE FAMILY PITCHING

IN, THEY WERE RARELY

SCRAPING BY.

MANY MORNINGS BOTT WENT TO

SCHOOL HUNGRY.

I ASKED MY PARENTS FOR

MONEY TO BUY LUNCH AT

SCHOOL, BUT THEY DIDN'T HAVE

ANY.

I PRAYED THAT GOD WOULD GIVE

US FOOD TO EAT.

Reporter: THAT'S WHEN

SOMEBODY FROM "ORPHANS'

PROMISE" INVITED BOTT TO

COME FOR HOT, NUTRITIOUS

MEALS.

AND WE GAVE HIM SUPPLIES FOR

SCHOOLS.

AND WE TAUGHT HIM ABOUT

JESUS.

WHEN HE TOLD HIS PARENTS

ABOUT WHAT HE WAS LEARNING,

HATHEY BEGAN TO PRAY TO

GOD, TOO.

AND CBN GAVE BOTT'S FATHER A

NEW FISHING BOAT AND NET.

NOW MY FATHER CATCHES

LOTS OF FISH EVERY DAY.

HE SELLS THEM TO BUY THINGS

FOR OUR FAMILY.

THANKS, CBN, FOR HELPING OUR

FAMILY TO KNOW GOD AND FOR

EVERYTHING.

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WE LEAVE YOU WITH THESE

WORDWE LEAVE YOU WITH THIS

WONDERFUL WORD, THE PROMISE

OF GOD AFTER THE FLOOD:

"WHILE THE EARTH REMAINS,

SEEK TIME IN OUR COLD AND

HEAT, WINTER AND SUMMER, AND

DAY AND NIGHT, SHALL NOT

CEASE."

YOU CAN TRUST IN HIS

PROMISE.

SEE TIME IN HARVEST, WILL

NOT CEASE.

BELIEVE IT.

DO IT.

TRUST HIM.

YOU CAN.

WE'LL SEE YOU AGAIN.

GOD BLESS YOU.

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