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700 Club Interactive: The Curse of Complaining - March 5, 2014

Where does complaining get you? Find out just how destructive negative talk can be. Read Transcript


Gordon: IT'S ONE OF THE

HARDEST HABITS TO BREAK.

IN WHATEVER SITUATION YOU'RE

FINDING YOURSELF, REALIZE

THAT IF YOU JUST WANT TO SIT

THERE AND COMPLAIN ABOUT IT,

YOU'RE NOT GOING TO GET OUT

OF IT.

THE PRICE OF COMPLAINING, ON

TODAY'S "700 CLUB

INTERACTIVE."

ON "700 CLUB INTERACTIVE,"

WE USE TECHNOLOGY TO PRAY

FOR EACH OTHER AND EXPLORE

TOPICS THAT MATTER TO YOU.

WATCH WHAT GOD IS DOING IN

THE WORLD TODAY.

GOOD MORNING, AND WELCOME TO

THE PROGRAM.

WE'VE ALL HEARD THE PHRASE

"THE GRASS IS GREENER ON THE

OTHER SIDE."

THE FUNNY THING IS,

SOMETIMES IT IS TRUE.

THERE IS ALWAYS SOMEONE WITH

NEWER STUFF, A NICER HOUSE,

AND BETTER BEHAVED

CHILDREN.

Terry: AND BECAUSE OF

THAT, IT CAN BE ALL TOO EASY

FOR US TO FOCUS ON WHAT WE

DON'T HAVE AND COMPLAIN

ABOUT OUR LOT IN LIFE.

BUT, BELIEVE IT OR NOT, BY

COMPLAINING, WE'RE BRINGING

A CURSE.

Reporter: WE'RE TOLD TO

TRUST GOD, BUT THAT'S NOT

ALWAYS EASY.

I HATE MY JOB.

I WISH MY HUSBAND WOULD

GET A BETTER JOB.

MY KIDS DRIVE ME CRAZY.

I HATE TRAFFIC.

I ONLY HAVE FIVE

Facebook LIKE LIKES FROM

MY FRIENDS.

WHY DON'T MY KIDS CALL ME

MORE?

I DON'T HAVE ENOUGH

MONEY.

Reporter: BUT DOES

COMPLAINING LEAD US AWAY

FROM THE PATH THAT GOD HAS

FOR US?

Gordon: ABSOLUTELY, IT

DOES.

YOU MAY NOT THINK OF IT IN

THESE TERMS, BUT SCRIPTURE

ACTUALLY SAYS COMPLAINING IS

A SIN.

NOW, YOU CAN POUR OUT YOUR

COMPLAINT BEFORE THE LORD.

AND THE PSALMIST SAYS THAT.

BUT IN THAT POURING OUT THE

COMPLAINT, THE PALMIST IS

LOOKING TO GOD FOR THE

ANSWER AND IS TRUSTING THAT

HE WILL PROVIDE THE ANSWER.

THE COMPLAINING THAT GOD

DOESN'T LIKE AND IS A SIN IS

THE COMPLAINING THAT NOTHING

CAN BE DONE.

AND YOU'LL NEVER GET OUT OF

THIS.

AND IT'S JUST HORRIBLE.

AND ISN'T IT SO BAD THAT GOD

HAS PUT YOU IN THIS

POSITION.

THAT KIND OF COMPLAINING IS

SIN.

LET'S FIND IT IN THE BIBLE.

LET'S LOOK TO 1 CORINTHIANS

10, AND THIS IS THE

DISCUSSION BY THE APOSTLE

PAUL TO THE CORINTHIANS

ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED TO THE

CHILDREN OF ISRAEL AS THEY

LEFT EGYPT AND WERE GOING TO

THE PROMISED LAND.

HE SAYS, "I DON'T WANT YOU

TO BE UNAWARE THAT ALL OUR

FATHERS WERE UNDER THE

CLOUD.

ALL PASSED THROUGH THE SEA.

ALL WERE BAPTIZED INTO MOSES

AND INTO CLOUD AND IN THE

SEA.

ALL ATE THE SAME SPIRITUAL

FOOD.

ALL DRANK 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.

WHAT HE IS SAYING, ALL OF

THEM EXPERIENCED THE SAME

MIRACLES.

ALL OF THEM SAW THE RED SEA

PART BEFORE THEM.

ALL OF THEM SAW THE ARMY OF

PHARAOH DEFEATED.

ALL OF THEM SAW THE CLOUD.

ALL OF THEM SAW THE PILLAR

OF FIRE.

ALL OF THEM SAW MOSES STRIKE

A ROCK AND WATER

MIRACULOUSLY APPEARED BEFORE

THEM.

THEY ALL SAW THOSE THINGS.

BUT NOT ALL OF THEM BELIEVED

IN THE SAME WAY.

ONLY A FEW MADE IT TO THE

PROMISED LAND.

NOW, PAUL GOES ON: "THESE

THINGS BECAME OUR EXAMPLES,

TO THE INTENT WE SHOULD NOT

LUST AFTER EVIL THINGS, FOR

THEY ALSO LUST, TO NOT

BECOME IDOLTERS.

AS IT WRITTEN, THE PEOPLE

SAT DOWN TO EAT AND DRINK.

NOR SHALL US COMMIT SEXUAL

IMMORTALITY, AS SOME OF THEM

DID.

AND IN ONE DAY 23,000 FELL.

NOR LET US TEMPT CHRIST, AS

SOME OF THEM ALSO WERE

TEMPTED AND WERE DESTROYED

BY SERPENTS.

SERPENTS."

AND IN THE FINAL, "THEY ALSO

COMPLAINED AND WERE

DESTROYED BY THE

DESTROYER."

UNDERSTAND THAT, AND LET

THAT SINK IN.

THAT IN GOD'S EYES,

COMPLAINING IS ACTUALLY

EQUAL TO IDOLATRY, TO SEXUAL

IMMORTALITY, TO LUFLT LUST,

TO ALL OF THE THINGS THAT

CHRISTIANS ARE USED TO

SAYING WE DON'T TO THAT, WE

DON'T BELIEVE IN THAT.

BUT COMPLAINING, IN GOD'S

SIGHT, IS IDENTICAL.

WHAT KIND OF COMPLAINING?

WE FIND IT IN NUMBERS 11: 1:

"NOW, WHEN THE PEOPLE

COMPLAINED, IT DISPLEASED

THE LORD."

WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE HEBREW

BEHIND "COMPLAINED," IT

MEANS THEY CAME UP WITH AN

EXCUSE TO COMPLAIN.

WE'VE ALL BEEN AROUND PEOPLE

LIKE THAT.

NO MATTER WHAT IS GOING ON,

THEY WANT TO FIND A REASON

TO COMPLAIN ABOUT IT.

AND WHEN YOU'RE IN THAT KIND

OF SITUATION, REALIZE WHAT

THE BIBLE SAYS.

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.

IN WHATEVER SITUATION YOU'RE

FINDING YOURSELF, REALIZE

THAT IF YOU JUST WANT TO SIT

THERE AND COMPLAIN ABOUT IT,

YOU'RE NOT GOING TO GET OUT

OF IT.

THAT'S WHAT HAPPENED TO THE

ISRAELITES.

THEY COMPLAINED, AND THEY

CONTINUED TO COMPLAIN, AND

THAT LAST ONE, WHERE THEY

WERE JUST SEEKING AN EXCUSE

TO COMPLAIN REALLY GOT GOD

MAD AT THEM.

AND THEY WERE TRAPPED IN

THAT DESERT FOR 40 YEARS.

THEY COULD HAVE ENTERED THE

PROMISED LAND, BUT, NO,

BECAUSE OF THEIR

COMPLAINING, THAT GOT THEM

INTO A LONG JOURNEY, WHERE

THEIR CLOTHES DIDN'T WEAR

OUT, THEIR SHOES DIDN'T WEAR

OUT.

THERE WAS A MIRACLE -- THEY

CLOTHED THEMSELVES IN A

MIRACLE EVERY SINGLE DAY.

WHAT WORE OUT?

THEY WORR WORE OUT BECAUSE

THEY DIDN'T BELIEVE THE

PROMISE OF GOD.

IN YOUR CIRCUMSTANCE TODAY,

ARE YOU BELIEVING THE

PROMISE?

ARE YOU BELIEVING THAT GOD

HAS A PLAN FOR YOU, THAT HE

HAS A HOPE AND A FUTURE,

THAT HE WANTS TO DELIVER

YOU, THAT HE WANTS TO BLESS

YOU?

INSTEAD OF LOOKING AT WHAT

IS GOING WRONG, LOOK AT THE

SOLUTION AND START PRAISING

HIM FOR THE SOLUTION THAT IS

ABOUT TO COME.

HERE IS THE ENCOURAGEMENT

FROM 1 THESSALONIANS: "

"REJOICE ALWAYS.

PRAISE WITHOUT CEASING.

IN EVERYTHING, GIVE HIM

THANKS."

DON'T THANK HIM FOR THE

PROBLEM.

START THANKING HIM FOR THE

SOLUTION.

WHEN YOU TURN TO JESUS, YOU

FIND THE SOLUTION FOR EVERY

HUMAN NEED.

DO THAT TODAY.

IF YOU NEED HELP WITH THAT

PRAYER, WE'RE HERE FOR YOU

24 HOURS A DAY, SEVEN DAYS A

WEEK.

IT IS A TOLL-FREE NUMBER.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS CALL

US.

1-888-777-1999.

TERRY?

Terry: WELL, STILL

AHEAD, A WOMAN WHO WAS A

PRISONER OF HER OWN BODY FOR

35 YEARS.

A TYPICAL DAY FOR ME WAS

ON THE COUCH, AT HOME, WITH

A TRASH CAN BESIDE MY BED

BECAUSE I COULDN'T MAKE IT

TO THE BATHROOM.

Terry: WHY SHE NEVER

COMPLAINED AND HOW SHE WAS

HEALED FROM AN INCURABLE

DISEASE.

AFTER THIS.

Terry: MAYA GRAVIS IS A

SICKNESS THAT CRIPPLES

PEOPLE FOR LIFE.

FOR 35 YEARS, PEGGY LIVED A

NIGHTMARE.

STILL, THROUGH IT ALL, PEGGY

TRUSTED GOD, AND NOW HER

DOCTOR SAYS HE IS

DISEASE-FREE.

HERE IS HOW:

Reporter: PEGGY IS NOT

YOUR TYPICAL GRANDMOTHER.

SHE RIDES FOUR-WHEELERS,

MANAGES A RANCH, AND TAKES

CARE OF HER GRANDMOTHER.

IT IS AN AUTOIMMUNE

DISEASE IN WHICH YOUR BODY

ATTACKS ITSELF.

THE IMMUNE SYSTEM LOSES

CONTROL, CHOOSES A TARGET

THAT UNFORTUNATELY IS NOT AN

INVADING GERM, BUT, IS, IN

FACT, A CONNECTION BETWEEN

YOUR NERVES AND YOUR

MUSCLES.

I HAD ONE OF THE WORST

CASES KNOWN.

A TYPICAL DAY FOR ME WAS ON

THE COUCH, AT HOME, WITH MY

PHONE NEXT TO ME.

PILES OF BOOKS.

A TRASH CAN BESIDE MY BED.

THAT WAS MY POTTY BECAUSE I

COULDN'T MAKE IT TO THE

BATHROOM.

Reporter: AS A YOUNG

WOMAN, PEGGY WAS OUTGOING

AND ATHLETIC.

SHE WAS ALSO A CHRISTIAN AND

DEVOTED TO HER SWEETHEART,

ED.

THEY MARRIED AT 18.

AND SOON CONCEIVED THEIR

FIRST CHILD.

DURING THE PREGNANCY, PEGGY

NOTICED THAT SOMETHING

WASN'T RIGHT.

I DIDN'T KNOW WHAT WAS

WRONG WITH ME THEN.

I JUST COULDN'T SEEM TO GET

UP OUT OF THE CHAIR.

AS TIME WENT ON, MORE AND

MORE SYMPTOMS CAME, DROPPING

THINGS, DOUBLE VISION,

WEAKNESS.

Reporter: SHE GAVE

BIRTH TO JENNIFER.

AND FOUR YEARS LATER, CRAIG

WAS BORN.

GRADUALLY PEGGY'S CONDITION

GOT WORSE, AND HER DOCTORS

COULDN'T FIGURE IT OUTMENT.

> OUT.

BECAUSE MY MOUTH WAS SO

WEAK, AND I WOULD HAVE TO

HOLD IT TOGETHER LIKE THIS

TO TALK.

Reporter: AFTER 10

YEARS SHE WAS FINALLY

FINALLY DIAGNOSED WITH MYOS

GRAVIS.

AND SHE WAS PUT ON STEROIDS

TO HELP STRENGTHEN HER.

THEY HAD INDICATED THEY

HAD TREATMENTS THAT COULD

MITIGATE, CONTROL THE

DISEASE.

AND IT WOULD BE VERY

LIMITED, BUT IT WOULD ALLOW

HER TO REASONABLY FUNCTION.

Reporter: DURING A

PRAYER TIME, PEGGY SAYS HE

HEARD GOD SPEAK TO HER.

I HEARD THESE WORDS, AND

IT SAID, "TAKE HOLD OF MY

WORDS."

Reporter: PEGGY

COMMITTED TO LEARNING AND

MEDITATING ON SCRIPTURE.

I HAD TO KEEP HOLDING ON

TO THE WORLD FOR MY LIFE.

THE WORD RESCUED ME.

IT BECAME LIFE TO ME.

Reporter: BUT THE YEARS

WENT ON AND SHE DIDN'T GET

BETTER, ONLY WORSE.

PEGGY TRIED HER BEST TO KEEP

HER FAITH IN GOD, BUT SOME

DAYS IT WAS TOO HARD.

ONE DAY I ASKED GOD, WHAT

HAVE I DONE TO DESERVE

THIS?

WHY ME?

DID I SIN?

Reporter: BUT PEGGY WAS

DETERMINED TO PUT HER HOPE

IN GOD.

I HAD TO CONTINUE TO STAY

INTO THE WORD OF GOD, TO

CONTINUE TO BELIEVE THAT

JESUS WOULD RESCUE ME.

Reporter: THEY

EVENTUALLY FOUND A

SPECIALIST IN HOUSTON,

TEXAS.

THEY URGED PEGGY TO UNDERGO

A PLASMA CHANGE PROCEDURE.

PLASMA EXCHANGE IS YOU

ESSENTIALLY DRAW BLOOD OUT

OF ONE ARM AND PUT IT

THROUGH A MACHINE THAT IS

ESSENTIALLY A VERY FANCY

WASHING MACHINE.

IT TAKES OUT THE PLASMA

FRACTION OF THE BLOOD,

LEAVES THE BLOOD ITSELF, AND

YOU GIVE THE BLOOD BACK IN A

DIFFERENT I.V. IN THE OTHER

ARM.

Reporter: IN

DESPERATION, PEGGY AGREED TO

THE CHEEMENT TREATMENTS.

BUT NEITHER THE SURGERY NOR

THE PLAZA EXCHANGE PUT HER

INTO REMISSION.

AS TIME PASSED, SHE BECAME A

GRANDMOTHER, AND THEN SHE

MET DR. BLOOM.

IN MY 15 YEARS, I'VE SEEN

MANY CASES OF THIS, AND

PEGGY'S IS ONE OF THE WORST

OR THE WORST.

Reporter: DR. BLOOM

ORDERED ANOTHER PLASMA

EXCHANGE, AND PEGGY BRAVELY

ENDURED THE PROCEDURE ONCE

AGAIN.

I NEVER WANTED TO

SURRENDER TO DEATH.

I COULD NOT LEAVE MY HUSBAND

AND MY CHILDREN.

I HAD TO FIGHT.

Reporter: SLOWLY PEGGY

SAW CHANGES.

I DIDN'T HAVE JUST ONE

MOMENT THAT SAID, OKAY, I'M

WELL.

IT WAS JUST VERY GRADUAL.

I JUST STARTED GETTING

STRENGTH AND NOT FEELING SO

BAD.

MY SON AND HIS WIFE AND

THREE LITTLE GIRLS CAME TO

LIVE WITH US, AND THEY WERE

VERY ACTIVE.

AND I STARTED BEING ABLE TO

KEEP UP WITH THEM.

Reporter: 35 YEARS

AFTER THE INITIAL SYMPTOMS

APPEARED, DR. BLOOM DECLARED

PEGGY IN REMISSION.

PEGGY WAS CERTAINLY IN

VERY BAD SHAPE.

I DIDN'T THINK THAT SHE WAS

GOING TO RECOVER.

AND SHE DEFINITELY DID.

AND THAT IS A VERY RARE

OCCURRENCE.

Reporter: MEDICALLY,

PEGGY IS IN REMISSION.

BUT SHE BELIEVES THAT GOD

HAS TOTALLY HEALED HER.

I HAVE HAD MANY TIMES

THAT I THOUGHT, YOU KNOW,

THIS IS GREAT BUT IT MIGHT

HIT ME AGAIN.

OR I MIGHT BE SICK AGAIN.

BUT I'VE HAD TO HOLD TO THAT

ONE SCRIPTURE THAT SAYS,

"AFFLICTION SHALL NOT COME A

SECOND TIME."

AS I PUT THAT WORD IN ME

THAT TOLD ME ABOUT THE

CROSS, THE FAITH STARTED

GROWING IN MY T ME TO

CHANGE MY PHYSICAL BODY.

Reporter: NOW NOTHING

HOLDS PEGGY BACK FROM LIVING

HER LIFE FULLY.

I CAN RIDE

FOUR-WHEELERS.

AND MY FAVORITE THING IS TO

WALK WITH MY HUSBAND ALONG

THE CREEK.

MY LIFE DOES REFLECT GOD'S

FAITHFULNESS.

JUST DON'T GIVE UP.

AS LONG AS THERE IS BREATH,

AS LONG AS THERE IS LIFE,

CHOOSE LIFE.

Terry: BOY, SHE HAS A

MESSAGE FOR ALL OF US,

DOESN'T SHE?

35 YEARS OF SUFFERING, AND

SHE CHOSE LIFE THROUGH THE

WHOLE PROCESS.

THAT IS A WOMAN OF FAITH.

Gordon: INCREDIBLE.

I LOOK AT WHAT SHE WENT

THROUGH, AND I GO, I

COULDN'T HAVE MADE IT.

BUT SHE DID.

AND WHAT ENCOURAGED HER WAS

A WORD FROM GOD, "HOLD ON TO

MY WORD."

NOW, HOW DO YOU DO THAT?

BECAUSE IT SEEMS IN

TANGIBLE.

INTANGIBLE.

IT SEEMS HARD.

EVERY DAY SHE SAID, I'M

GOING TO RENEW MY MIND WITH

THE WORD SO IT BECOMES PART

OF ME.

WHEN THESE THINGS HAPPEN,

WHEN I'M HAVING A DIFFICULT

DAY, I'M GOING TO SPEAK

GOD'S WORD OVER IT AND WATCH

THE CHANGE.

FOR HER, AT FIRST IT WAS

JUST INCREMENTAL, BUT THEN

SHE GOT HER LIFE BACK.

NOW, DOES GOD WANT HIS

CHILDREN TO HAVE DISEASE?

NO!

YOU MAY BE A PARENT, I'M A

PARENT, WHEN MY CHILDREN ARE

SICK, I'LL DO ANYTHING.

I'LL TAKE THEM TO ANY

DOCTOR.

I WANT THEM TO GET BETTER.

I WANT THEM TO GET HEALED.

NOW, HOW MUCH MORE DOES OUR

HEAVENLY FATHER CARE FOR

EACH ONE OF US?

WE DON'T HAVE TO BEG.

WE DON'T HAVE TO ARGUE.

WE DON'T HAVE TO BARGAIN.

JESUS HAS DONE IT ALL, AND

ALL WE HAVE TO DO IS BELIEVE

THAT.

NOW, TIMES BELIEVING IS

EASY.

AND SOMETIMES WE BELIEVE AND

YET WE STILL HAVE DOUBT

BECAUSE OUR SYMPTOMS ARE

ACTING.

THE EVIDENCE OF THE DISEASE

IS SO APPARENT TO OUR

SENSES, SO IT'S TOUGH FOR

THE WORD TO BREAKTHROUGH.

IT'S TOUGH FOR US TO HEAR

IT.

WE BELIEVE IT, WE THINK IT'S

POSSIBLE, BUT WE'RE SAYING

OUR DOUBTS ARE THERE.

IT'S IN OUR SENSES.

THE PAIN IS STILL THERE.

THE PROBLEM IS STILL THERE.

AND IT WEARS DOWN OUR

FAITH.

WELL, TODAY WE'RE GOING TO

PRAY.

LORD, WE BELIEVE.

HELP OUR UNBELIEF.

AND WE'RE GOING TO SEE WHAT

GOD DOES.

NOW, WE'VE GOT SOME PRAYER

REQUESTS THAT HAVE COME IN.

JAMES WRITES IN, "PLEASE

PRAY FOR ME.

MY WIFE DIED VERY RECENTLY,

AND I'M VERY DEPRESSED.

I DON'T WANT TO COMPLAIN AND

BRING OTHERS DOWN, BUT I'M

STRUGGLING SO MUCH.

PLEASE PRAY THAT GOD WILL

COMFORT ME AND HEAL MY

HEART."

Terry: AND RACHEL SAYS,

"PLEASE PRAY FOR ME.

I'VE BEEN SICK FOR SIX

MONTHS, AND THE DOCTORS HAVE

NO IDEA WHAT IS GOING ON IN

MY BODY.

MY LYMPH NODES ARE SWOLLEN,

I HAVE SEVERE MUSCLE

WEAKNESS.

I HAVE BEEN PRAYING AND

TRUSTING GOD FOR HEALING,

BUT IT IS SO HARD TO BE

HOPEFUL.

I AM ONLY 30 YEARS OLD, AND

I HAVE THREE CHILDREN.

THIS IS SCARY."

Gordon: AND SHERRY

SAYS, "I HAVE

HYPOTHYROIDISM, AND THE

MEDICATION MAKES ME FEEL

WORSE.

AND I ALSO HAD A PACEMAKER

IMPLANTED THREE YEARS AGO

FOR A HEART BLOCK.

I AM SO TIRED OF THE

NEGATIVE REPORTS THE DOCTORS

GIVE TO ME.

EVERY MORNING I THANK GOD

FOR ANOTHER DAY, BUT I NEED

HEALING.

CAN YOU PLEASE PRAY FOR

ME?"

YES, WE'RE GOING TO PRAY FOR

YOU.

AND WE'RE GOING TO PRAY THAT

BAD ANXIETY GOES.

AND WHO'S REPORT ARE YOU

GOING TO BELIEVE?

BELIEVE THE REPORT OF THE

LORD.

THAT JESUS CAME, THE

MESSIAH, THE PROMISED ONE,

HE CAME.

HE DWELT AMONG US.

HE WAS BORN TO A VIRGIN.

HE LIVED A SINLESS LIFE.

AND IN HIS MINISTRY, HE

YIELD ALL WHO CAME TO HIM,

ALL WHO WERE OPPRESSED BY

THE DEVIL.

HE DID ALL OF THAT.

AND THEN HE DIED FOR YOU AND

ME.

AND BY HIS STRIPES WE ARE

HEALED.

IT DOESN'T END THERE.

HE WAS RAISED FROM THE

DEAD.

HE ASCENDED TO HEAVEN.

AND RIGHT NOW HE IS SITTING

AT THE RIGHT HAND OF THE

FATHER, AND HE EVER LIVES TO

GIVE INTERCESSION FOR YOU

AND ME.

SO THAT MEANS JESUS IS

PRAYING.

HE HAS DONE ALL OF THIS, AND

HE'S PRAYING.

HE'S PRAYING FOR YOU.

SO TERRY AND I ARE GOING TO

AGREE, AND WE'RE GOING TO

ASK GOD, AND WE'RE GOING TO

HAVE FAITH, AND WE'RE GOING

TO ASK HIM TO HELP OUR

UNBELIEF AND FILL US WITH

HIS PRESENCE.

SO WE'RE NO LONGER LOOKING

AT THE SYMPTOM.

WE'RE NO LONGER LOOKING AT

THE PROBLEM.

WE'RE LOOKING AT JESUS, THE

AUTHOR AND THE FINISHER OF

OUR FAITH.

SO LET'S PRAY.

LORD, WE LIFT THE NEEDS OF

THE AUDIENCE TO YOU RIGHT

NOW, AND WE JUST COME

TOGETHER IN AGREEMENT,

PRAYING.

AND, LORD, WE AGREE.

AND WE HAVE FAITH IN YOU.

AND WE KNOW YOU.

AND WE THANK YOU FOR ALL

THAT YOU'VE DONE, HOW YOU'VE

COME FOR US.

HOW YOU'VE FORGIVEN ALL OF

OUR SINS.

HOW YOU HAVE RESTORED US IN

FELLOWSHIP WITH YOU.

YOU'VE TAKEN AWAY THE WALL

OF SEPARATION, AND WE CAN

COME BOLDLY TO YOUR THRONE

OF GRACE.

NOW, LORD, WE BELIEVE.

HELP OUR UNBELIEF.

AND WE COME AGAINST ALL

DOUBT NOW IN JESUS' NAME.

AND WE SAY BE GONE.

AND, LORD, I ASK THAT YOUR

PRESENCE WOULD FILL US, FILL

US TO OVERFLOWING, SO THAT

THE ONLY THING WE SENSE IS

YOU AND YOUR PRESENCE AND

YOUR HEALING.

AND SO NOW STRETCH FORTH

YOUR HAND TO DO MIRACLES.

WE COME AGAINST PAIN, WE

COME AGAINST THESE SYMPTOMS,

WE COME AGAINST MUSCLE

WEAKNESS, ANXIETY, FATIGUE,

IN JESUS' NAME.

BE HEALED NOW AND BE EVERY

BIT WHOLE.

THERE IS SOMEONE, YOU'VE GOT

NUMBNESS IN YOUR RIGHT ARM,

AND THERE IS A PAIN FROM

YOUR SHOULDER DOWN TO YOUR

ELBOW.

GOD'S HEALING YOU.

HE IS RESTORING YOU.

HE IS TAKING AWAY THAT

PAIN.

THAT NUMBNESS NOW, IN JESUS'

NAME BE GONE AND BE HEALED

NOW.

TERRY?

Terry: THERE IS A WOMAN

WATCHING, AND I THINK YOUR

NAME IS LES LYNN, BUT YOU

ARE SO EMPTY AND YOUR SO

ANGRY AT YOUR SPOUSE.

AND PART OF THAT IS BECAUSE

YOU KEEP LOOKING TO HIM TO

MEET YOUR NEEDS.

GOD IS SAYING TO YOU TODAY,

LYNN, THAT HE IS TO BE THE

ONE WHO FILLS YOU, WHO MAKES

YOU WHOLE, WHO MEETS YOUR

NEEDS.

BE FILLED NOW WITH THE POWER

OF THE HOLY SPIRIT OF GOD.

Gordon: LORD, WE LIFT

UP RACHEL TO YOU RIGHT NOW,

THIS YOUNG MOTHER.

AND WE JUST ASK THAT HER

FAITH BE RESTORED AND THAT

SHE BEEN HEALED NOW.

IN JESUS' NAME.

NO MORE MUSCLE WEAKNESS.

NO MORE DIFFICULTY IN

SWALLOWING, BUT COMPLETE AND

TOTAL HEALING.

FROM THE TOP OF HER HEAD TO

THE SOUL SOLES OF HER

FEET.

AND WE LIFT OF JAMES TO YOU,

AND ASK THAT THE COMFORTER

WOULD COME TO HIM, AND YOU

WOULD COMFORT HIM WITH THE

WORDS THAT HE WILL BE WITH

HIS WIFE FOR ALL ETERNITY.

THEY'LL BE TOGETHER IN

HEAVEN.

BLESS HIM, LORD.

SURROUND HIM WITH FRIENDS

WHO ARE WILLING TO HEAR HIS

GRIEF.

AND JUST BE WITH HIM.

DO IT, LORD.

DO IT, LORD.

LORD, WE THANK YOU, FOR YOU

ARE THE HEALER.

YOU ARE THE RESTORER.

AND, LORD, FOR THE ONE WHO

WROTE IN ABOUT THAT HEART

CONDITION, BLESS HER.

HEAL HER, TAKE AWAY ALL OF

THAT ANXIETY NOW.

IN JESUS' NAME WE PRAY.

AMEN.

IF YOU'VE BEEN TOUCHED BY

GOD, WE WANT TO SHARE AND

YOUR GOOD REPORT.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS GIVE

US A CALL.

1-888-777-1999.

AND IF YOU NEED US TO PRAY

WITH YOU, WE'RE HERE FOR

YOU, 24 HOURS A DAY, SEVEN

DAYS A WEEK.

IT'S OUR PRIVILEGE TO PRAY

WITH YOU.

SO GIVE US A CALL.

TERRY?

Terry: COMING UP, A

CRIPPLED BOY WALKS FOR THE

VERY FIRST TIME.

FIND OUT WHY AFTER THIS.

Terry: "700

CLUB INTERACTIVE" IS ONE OF

MANY SHOWS THAT CBN PRODUCES

AND BROADCASTS ALL OVER THE

WORLD.

90% OF CBN'S AUDIENCES COME

FROM OVERSEAS.

HERE IS WHAT HAPPENED WHEN A

CHILD FROM AFRICA WATCHED

"THE 700 CLUB" FOR THE VERY

FIRST TIME.

Reporter: FOR

9-YEAR-OLD COMLON, JUST

GETTING FROM PLACE TO PLACE

HAS ALWAYS BEEN A

CHALLENGE.

THE BOY'S RIGHT LEG HAS BEEN

PARALYZED AND FROZEN IN A

BENT POSITION AT THE KNEE

SINCE BIRTH.

WHEN I WALKED WITH THE

CRUTCHES THAT MY DAD GAVE

ME, I HAD TO WRAP MY LEG

AROUND IT AND MOVE VERY

SLOWLY.

I COULDN'T STRAIGHTEN MY LEG

OUT.

Reporter: BUT WATCHING

OTHER KIDS RUN AND PLAY WAS

THE HARDEST THING FOR HIM.

I WOULD STAND SOMETIMES

AND WATCH THEM RUN OR PLAY

SOCCER.

I HAVE NEVER BEEN ABLE TO

PLAY SOCCER MY WHOLE LIFE.

Reporter: AFTER HIS

MOTHER DIED, COMLON'S FATHER

HAS BEEN RAISING HIS SON

ALONE.

THE BOY HELPS HIS DAD WITH A

FEW CHORES, BUT FEELS BAD

THAT HE CAN'T DO MORE.

I CAN'T DO TOO MUCH.

I WASH THE DISHES AND SWEEP

THE FLOORS.

Reporter: COMLON'S

FATHER WORKS AS A LABORER,

CLEARING OTHER PEOPLE'S

FIELDS FOR PLANTING, SO

THERE HAS NEVER BEEN ENOUGH

MONEY FOR DOCTORS OR

HOSPITALS.

ONE DAY A CBN-SUPPORTED

EVANGELIST WAS SHOWING "THE

700 CLUB" IN THEIR TOWN.

COMLON'S FATHER CARRIED HIS

SON ALL THE WAY THERE SO

THEY COULD WATCH.

I PUT THE BOY DOWN NEXT

TO ME AND WE STARTED TO

WATCH.

AFTER A WHILE, PAT ROBERTSON

STARTED TO PRAY.

SO WE PRAYED, TOO.

A FEW MINUTES LATER, COMLON

STARTED TAPPING MY LEG.

"DADDY," HE SAID, "LOOK."

MY SON WAS TRETCHING

STRETCHING OUT HIS LEG.

Reporter: AND THEN

COMLON STOOD UP ON BOTH

FEET.

AFTER ONE HESITATING STEP,

THE BOY WHO NEVER PUT WEIGHT

ON THE LEG BEGAN TO WALK.

THE CROWD GOT EXCITED WHEN

THEY REALIZED WHAT

HAPPENED.

THAT DAY COMLON, HIS FATHER,

AND 50 OTHERS PRAYED TO

BECOME CHRISTIAN.

IT HAS NOW BEEN A YEAR SINCE

THAT MIRACLE, AND COMLON HAS

HAD NO TROUBLE WALKING OR

RUNNING.

TO HELP HIM CELEBRATE, WE

GAVE HIM HIS FIRST SOCCER

BALL.

HE KNEW RIGHT AWAY WHAT TO

DO WITH IT.

I HAVE SEEN MANY PEOPLE

THAT CANNOT WALK, BUT JESUS

MADE ME WALK.

I AM SO HAPPY.

Reporter: AND NOW

WHENEVER SOMEONE COMES TO

TOWN SHOWING "THE 700 CLUB,"

ROBERT AND HIS SON ARE QUICK

TO INVITE OTHERS TO WATCH IT

WITH THEM.

I WANT TO SAY THANK YOU

TO THE PEOPLE WHO BROUGHT US

THAT TELEVISION PROGRAM.

I SAY THANK YOU TO THEM AND

PRAY THAT GOD WILL REWARD

THEM.

I AM VERY THANKFUL TO YOU

FOR THIS PROGRAM.

Terry: THE PEOPLE WHO

BROUGHT THAT PROGRAM TO

COMLON, HIS FATHER AND HIS

VILLAGE, ARE "700 CLUB"

MEMBERS.

IF YOU'RE A "700 CLUB"

MEMBER, THANK YOU.

IF YOU'RE NOT, JOIN TODAY.

OUR NUMBER IS TOLL-FREE,

1-888-777-1999.

OR YOU CAN GIVE BY LOGGING

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ASK FOR PLEDGE EXPRESS.

THAT'S ELECTRONIC MONTHLY

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ALL OF THE WORK.

THERE ARE NO CHECKS TO

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THERE IS NOTHING TO MAIL

IN.

AND WE SAVE SO MUCH ON THE

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OUR GIFT TO YOU "POWER FOR

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AND JOIN WITH TENS OF

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AROUND THE WORLD.

WELL, THAT'S ALL THE TIME WE

HAVE FOR THIS PROGRAM.

WE LEAVE YOU WITH THIS WORD

FROM THESSALONIANS: "REJOICE

ALWAYS.

PRAY WITHOUT CEASING.

AND IN EVERYTHING GIVE

THANKS, FOR THIS IS THE WILL

OF GOD IN CHRIST JESUS FOR

YOU."

START GIVING HIM THANKS

TODAY FOR WHAT HE HAS DONE

FOR YOU.

JUST START THINKING ABOUT

YOU HAVE LIFE, YOU HAVE

BREATH, YOU HAVE THE THINGS

THAT HE HAS GIVEN FOR YOU.

HE HAS WRITTEN YOUR NAME IN

HEAVEN, IN THE BOOK OF

LIFE.

AND WE SHOULD ALL REJOICE

OVER THAT.

GOD BLESS YOU.

WE'LL SEE YOU AGAIN.

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