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The 700 Club - March 19, 2014

Author Mandy Hale shares the importance of keeping Christ at the center of her life. Plus, Melissa talks about defeating her psoriatic arthritis pain by worshipping God in the midst of the worst suffering. Read Transcript


"THE 700 CLUB."

IT LOOKS LIKE WE'RE ON THE

EAST COAST, GETTING INTO THE

END OF A VERY, VERY WINTERY

BEGINNING OF SPRING.

WE'LL SEE WHAT HAPPENS.

BUT SUN IS FORECASTED IN OUR

AREA.

I HOPE IT IS IN YOURS AND IT

WILL BE A PLEASANT TIME.

THEY'RE STILL COMING UP WITH

THEORIES ABOUT THAT

MALAYSIAN JET, AND SOME

THINK THAT THE THING MAY

HAVE BEEN STOLEN AND LANDED

AND WILL BE USED IN THE

FUTURE AS A TERRORIST

WEAPON.

Wendy: HOW COULD

THAT -- WELL, WE'LL FIND

OUT.

MALAYSIAN OFFICIALS SAY

THEY'RE INVESTIGATING THE

FACT THAT FILES WERE

RECENTLY DELETED FROM THAT

FLIGHT SIMULATOR FOUND AT

THE PILOT'S HOME.

CHARLENE HAS THE STORY.

Reporter: INVESTIGATORS

ARE ZEROING IN ON AN AREA

THE SIZE OF TEXAS AND THE

SOUTH INDIAN OCEAN, WHERE

SATELLITE DATA SUGGESTS THE

PLANE COULD HAVE GONE.

YOU'RE ON YOUR WAY TO

ANTARCTICA AT THAT POINT.

THE GOOD NEWS IS WE HAVE THE

AUSTRALIANS WITH THE NTSB

NOW IN CHARGE OF THIS

INVESTIGATION.

Reporter: AND

THAILAND'S MILITARY REPORTS

THAT ITS RADAR DETECTED A

PLANE THAT MAY HAVE BEEN

FLIGHT 370, MINUTES AFTER

THE JETLINER'S

COMMUNICATIONS WENT DOWN.

THE THAI OFFICIALS SAY THEY

DIDN'T SHARE THE INFORMATION

EARLIER BECAUSE NO ONE ASKED

FOR IT.

MEANWHILE, THE SEARCH FOR

ANSWERS IS ONGOING.

IF THE PLANE WAS IN TROUBLE,

OFFICIALS SAY, IT DIDN'T

SEND ANY SIGNAL.

THERE WERE A NUMBER OF

DISTRESS BEACONS ON BOARD

THE AIRCRAFT, AND WE KNOW

THEY HAVE NOT BEEN ACTIVATED

BECAUSE WE'RE THE RECEIVING

AUTHORITY.

Reporter: THE

INVESTIGATION INTO WHAT

MALAYSIAN AIRLINES 370

VANISHED HAS TAKEN ANOTHER

TURN, AND THEY CAN'T RULE

OUT CATASTROPHIC SYSTEMS

FAILURE, BUT ALL SIGNS POINT

TO A DELIBERATE ACT.

INCLUDING SOME PILOTS

SPECULATING ON THE

INTERNET.

ONE SUGGESTS AN ELECTRICAL

FIRE ERUPTED IN THE COCKPIT,

AND THE AIRCRAFT'S ABRUPT

TURN WESTWARD IS A CLUE THAT

THE PILOT WAS TRYING TO LAND

AT THE NEAREST AIRPORT.

ANOTHER PILOT WITH 25 YEARS

EXPERIENCE SAYS ALL FACTS

POINT TO A TERRORIST

HIJACKING.

HE SAYS THE PLANE COULD BE

ON THE GROUND SOMEWHERE

BEING LOADED WITH BOMBS OR

EVEN CHEMICAL WEAPONS TO

CARRY OUT A FUTURE ATTACK.

CHARLENE ARAM, CBN NEWS.

Pat: THANKS, CHARLENE.

I THINK THE TIME HAS COME TO

STOP SPECULATING AND SAY

WHATEVER HAS HAPPENED IS TOO

BAD.

IT IS ONE OF THOSE

UNEXPLAINED MYSTERIES.

IT WILL BE SOMETHING THEY

WRITE MYSTERY STORIES

ABOUT.

WE DON'T KNOW WHAT THE

ANSWER IS, SO WHY BOTHER.

Wendy: HOW COULD YOU

HIDE 200 SOMETHING PEOPLE?

Pat: THAT'S WHAT YOU

DON'T KNOW.

IF IT CRASHED, IT WOULD KILL

THEM.

BUT YOU ASK YOURSELF, WHAT

IS GOING ON?

Wendy: AND THEY'VE GOT

CELL PHONES.

Pat: AND THERE IS SOME

THOUGHT THERE WAS A LANDING

STRIP IN A MOUNTAIN.

THINK OF WHAT GOES ON IN THE

MINDS OF THOSE FOLKS.

Wendy: THEIR FAMILY.

Pat: THEIR FAMILIES AND

THEIR FRIENDS AND THEIR

LIVES, IT'S A TERRIBLE

THING.

WHAT IS ALSO TERRIBLE IS

THAT MESS IN THE CRIMEA, AND

WE HAVE A THANKLESS

PRESIDENT WHO DOESN'T SEEM

TO KNOW WHAT HE IS DOING,

AND PUTIN IS TAKING

ADVANTAGE OF HIM AND

ACTUALLY LAUGHING AT HIM.

TENSIONS ARE RISING HIGHER

IN THE CRIMEAN PENINSULA

AFTER THE RUSSIAN PRESIDENT

CLAIMED CONTROL OF THE

TERRITORY ON MONDAY.

JOHN JESSUP HAS THAT STORY

FROM WASHINGTON.

Reporter: PRO-RUSSIAN

OFFICIALS SEIZED THE

HEADQUARTERS OF THE

UKRAINE.

IT IS THE LATEST FLASH POINT

IN THE GROWING CRISIS

BETWEEN RUSSIA AND THE

UKRAINE.

GEORGE THOMAS REPORTS.

Reporter: VLADIMIR

PUTIN'S BOLD MILITARY MOVES

HAVE LEFT MUCH OF THE WORLD

REELING AND ON EDGE.

THE CRISIS IN UKRAINE IS

THE MOST SERIOUS TEST OF

EUROPEAN SECURITY IN THE

21st CENTURY SO FAR.

George: NEARLY THREE

WEEKS AFTER MARCHING HIS

TROOPS ACROSS THE BLACK SEA

PENINSULA, A PROUD PUTIN

DECLARED TO THOUSANDS OF

CHEERING PEOPLE IN THE RED

SQUARE THAT CRIMEA WAS

FINALLY BACK ON THE RUSSIAN

MAP.

[SPEAKING A

FOREIGN LANGUAGE]

George: IN NEIGHBORING

UKRAINE, UNEASE AND DISPAIR

ARE SETTING IN AS THE

POLITICAL CRISIS TAKES ITS

TOLL.

MONTHS AFTER TENS OF

THOUSANDS OF UKRAINIANS TOOK

TO THE STREETS OF KIEV,

THERE IS STILL AN AIR OF

UNCERTAINTY THAT LINGERS

OVER THIS NATION.

BUSINESS IS WORSENING.

George: AND A WEAK

GOVERNMENT HERE CAN ONLY

WATCH AS RUSSIA CONTINUES TO

DEPLOY MORE TROOPS ALONG ITS

BORDER.

THIS MORNING, ARMED GUNMEN

STORMED THE NAVAL BASE IN

CRIMEA, RAISING THE RUSSIAN

FLAG.

IT CAME A DAY AFTER A

UKRAINIAN OFFICER WAS CULLED

BY RUSSIAN FORCES.

SOME SAY PUTIN'S ACTIONS ARE

A THREAT TO THE WORLD.

I WOULD LIKE TO REMIND

YOU OF THE HISTORY.

WORLD WAR II STARTED WITH

THE ANNEXATION OF OTHER

COUNTRIES BY FASCIST

GERMANY.

TODAY, THE PRESIDENT OF

RUSSIA IS COPYING THE

FASCISTS OF THE LAST

CENTURY.

George: JOHN KERRY

WARNED PUTIN THAT HE

WAS, QUOTE,"ON THE WRONG

SIDE OF HISTORY."

AND JOSEPH BIDEN, TRAVELLING

IN POLAND SAID AMERICA WILL

CONSIDER SENDING ADDITIONAL

TROOPS TO THE REGION.

INCLUDING ROTATING FORCES

TO THE BALTIC REGION TO

CONDUCT GROUND TRAINING

EXERCISES.

George: BUT WILL THIS

BE ENOUGH TO STOP AN

ADVANCING PUTIN?

PROBABLY NOT.

BUT NOW LEADERS IN KIEV AND

WESTERN CAPITALS CAN ONLY

WATCH AND WORRY ABOUT HOW

FAR MR. PUTIN WILL GO.

GEORGE THOMAS, CBN NEWS.

Mark: AND CONGRESSIONAL

REPUBLICANS ARE URGING

PRESIDENT OBAMA FOR TOUGHER

ACTIONS AGAIN PUTIN IN

MOSCOW.

THE PRESIDENT'S' RESPONSE TO

THE UKRAINIAN CRISIS HAS

BEEN WEAK, SAY CRITICS.

Pat: IT DOESN'T TAKE

CRITICS TO SAY THAT.

ANY CAREFUL OBSERVER WOULD

SAY IT HAS BEEN WEAK.

HERE IS THE THING, LADIES

AND GENTLEMEN, SANTIAMA SAYS

THOSE WHO DO NOT LEARN THE

LESSONS OF HISTORY ARE

DOOMED TO REPEAT THEM

AGAIN.

THERE WAS A TREATY AT THE

END OF WORLD WAR I, AND THE

TREATY SAID THAT THE GERMANS

COULD NOT BUILD UP FORCE IN

IRAN.

THAT WAS THE TREATY.

OKAY.

COMES THE LATE 1930s, AND

ADOLPH HITLER IS BEGINNING

TO FLEX HIS MUSCLES.

HE HAS A WEAK ARMY, A WEAK

COUNTRY, AND FRANCE AND

BRITAIN HAVE BIG ARMIES AND

ARE STRONG.

BUT HITLER SAYS, I'M GOING

TO PULL A BLUFF AND I'M

GOING TO JUST EASE MY FORCES

INTO ELSAS IRAN.

AND I'LL SEE WHAT I CAN DO.

IF THEY SAID DON'T, HE COULD

HAVE TO SAY I'LL PULL THEM

BACK.

BUT INSTEAD, THE BRITISH AND

FRENCH DID NOTHING.

AND HITLER SAID, UNDER THAT,

I'M GOING TO START BUILDING

UP MY FORCES.

AND HE BEGAN TO STRENGTHEN

HIS ARMY AND BUILD THE TANKS

AND THE AIRPLANES AND SO

FORTH.

OKAY.

THE NEXT TEST CAME IN

CZECHOSLOVAKIA, THE

SO-CALLED SUDATIN LAND, AND

HITLER SAYS THE SUDATIN

DEUTSCHE ARE GERMANS, AND

THEY'RE BEING OPPRESSED BY

THE CZECHS, AND I, AS THEIR

SAVIOR, HAVE TO COME IN AND

DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT.

HE MAKES A MOVE TO ANNEX

THAT PROBLEM, THAT SUDATIN

TERRITORY.

WILT CHAMBERLAIN, THE WEAK

LEADER OF GREAT BRITAIN,

GOES TO MU MUNICH.

AND HITLER MAKES FUN OF HIM

AND TAKES ADVANTAGE OF HIM,

AND CHAMBERLAIN GIVES HITLER

WHATEVER HE WANTS.

AND HE SAYS, YOU CAN HAVE

SUDATIN LAND.

AND WE WILL AGREE TO FORCE

THE CZECHS TO DISBAND THEIR

ARMY.

IT WAS THE MOST POWERFUL

ARMY IN EUROPE.

WE'RE GOING TO MAKE THEM

DISBAND.

AND THEN THE NEXT THING YOU

KNOW, HITLER HAS

CZECHOSLOVAKIA.

AND HE SAYS, I HAVE A FREE

REIGN, AND HE GOES INTO

POLAND.

AND FINALLY THE BRITS SAY,

THAT'S THE END OF IT, WE'RE

GOING TO WAR.

THE NEXT THING YOU KNOW,

YOU'VE GOT WORLD WAR II AND

YOU'VE GOT 50 MILLION DEAD

PEOPLE AND A HOLOCAUST.

AND THE UNITED STATES' LIFE

AND TREASURE HAS BEEN BEYOND

CALCULATION.

IT ALL COULD HAVE BEEN

STOPPED IF A COUPLE OF THE

ALLIED LEADERS, FRANCE AND

BRITAIN, HAD DECIDED TO BE

TOUGH WITH HITLER WHEN HE

WAS WEAK.

PUTIN IS WEAK, AND HE IS

PULLING A BLUFF, AND HE IS

GETTING AWAY WITH IT.

NOW IS THE TIME THE UNITED

STATES OUGHT TO SEND AN AIR

WING INTO UKRAINE.

WE OUGHT TO SEND FORCES INTO

POLAND.

WE SHOULD NOT JUST DO A

COUPLE OF BITS OF SANCTIONS

ABOUT A FEW OF THE LEADERS.

THEY OUGHT TO PUT CRIPPLING

SANCTIONS ON THE SOVIET

UNION RIGHT NOW.

THE BEST ANSWER TO IT WOULD

BE TO TAKE A CAP OFF THE

EXPORTS OF THE UNITED STATES

OIL AND NATURAL GAS AND LET

EUROPE HAVE AN ALTERNATIVE

TO GAS PROBLEMS.

RIGHT NOW THEY'RE HELD

CAPTIVE BY THE RUSSIANS.

AND THE RUSSIANS HAVE THE

NATURAL GAS.

AND IF THEY TURN THE TAPS

OFF, THEN, OF COURSE, THEY

GO INTO COLD AND THE LIGHTS

TURN OFF.

THEY DON'T WANT THAT.

SO THEY'RE AFRAID OF TOUGH

SANCTIONS.

BUT IT IS TIME THAT WE GET

SERIOUS.

AND WE HAVE A PRESIDENT THAT

NOBODY BELIEVES IS SERIOUS,

AND HE DOESN'T KNOW WHAT TO

DO.

YOU HEAR BIDEN OVER THERE,

AND HE SOUNDS WEAK, TOO.

WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO?

IF THERE IS A STRONG

RESPONSE RIGHT NOW, THE LAST

THING THEY WANT TO DO IS GO

TO WAR BECAUSE THE RUSSIANS

HAVE AN ARSENAL OF NUCLEAR

BOMBS.

AND THE IDEA IS JUST BEYOND

THINKING.

BUT RIGHT NOW IF WE MOVE OUR

TROOPS INTO UKRAINE, AND IF

WE GIVE UKRAINE THE MONEY IT

NEEDS TO STABILIZE ITSELF,

IF WE OPEN THE NATO TO

UKRAINE, IF WE OPEN THE --

IF WE TAKE RUSSIA OUT OF THE

G8 AND SAY YOU'RE NO LONGER

A MEMBER.

IT IS NOW THE G7, WE CAN DO

ALL OF THAT.

AND THE COST TO PUTIN WILL

BE TOO HIGH FOR HIM TO

CONTINUE.

BUT IF WE LET IT CONTINUE,

IT WILL BE AWFUL.

AND THE THOUGHT OF A WORLD

WAR III IS BEYOND

COMPREHENSION.

JOHN?

PAT, SPEAKING OF COSTS,

THE COSTS OF HEALTH

INSURANCE PREMIUMS ARE

RISING, BECAUSE OF

OBAMACARE, DESPITE THE

PRESIDENT'S PROMISES THAT

THE NEW LAW WOULD BRING

THOSE COSTS DOWN.

THE HILL NEWSPAPER REPORTS

THE INCREASES WILL BE

DIFFERENT ACROSS THE

COUNTRY, WITH SOME PLACES

GETTING HIT HARDER AND

OTHERS VERY LITTLE.

AND MANY OF THE BEST PATIENT

HOSPITALS WILL BE OFF LIMITS

THROUGH THE OBAMACARE.

THEY MADE THAT DISCOVERY

WITH COMPREHENSIVE CANCER

CENTERS WITH TOP SURVIVAL

RATES.

ONLY FOUR SAY PATIENTS HAVE

ACCESS THROUGH ALL OF THE

COMPANIES IN THE STATE

EXCHANGES.

THAT MEANS MANY CANCER

PATIENTS MAY NOT BE ABLE TO

GET THE BEST LIFE-SAVING

TREATMENTS.

AND CANCER PATIENTS SHOPPING

ONLINE IN THE NEW OBAMACARE

MARKETS WILL HAVE A TOUGH

TIME FINDING OUT IF IT IS

INCLUDED IN THEIR PLAN.

YOU CAN FIND OUT MORE ABOUT

THESE STORIES ON

CBNNEWS.COM.

PAT?

Pat: THANK YOU VERY

MUCH.

I WAS LISTENING, AND THE

FIGURES ARE IN DOUBT RIGHT

NOW, BUT THEY SAY FIVE

MILLION UNINSURED PEOPLE

HAVE SIGNED UP FOR

OBAMACARE.

THAT IS QUESTIONABLE BECAUSE

THEY KNOW AT LEAST 20%

HAVEN'T PAID ANYTHING.

AND SO MAYBE YOU'VE GOT FOUR

MILLION.

MAYBE IT'S THREE.

YOU'RE NOT QUITE SURE.

BUT THESE PEOPLE HAVE BEEN

WILLING TO DESTROY THE

HEALTH SYSTEM OF THE UNITED

STATES OF AMERICA IN ORDER

TO INSURE THREE MILLION

UNINSURED PEOPLE.

IT'S JUST A DISGRACE WHAT IS

HAPPENING.

AND, OF COURSE, IT IS GOING

TO COST THEM THE ELECTION.

BUT IT IS LIKE A TERRIBLE

DISEASE THAT HAS FASTENED

ITSELF UPON US, AND IT IS

GOING TO BE VERY HARD TO GET

RID OF IT.

THE REPUBLICANS, IF THEY

STAND TOGETHER, THEY'LL WIN

THE SENATE AND CONTROL OF

CONGRESS, BUT THEY STILL

HAVE A PRESIDENT, AND HE'S

GOT THE VETO PAD.

IT IS GOING TO BE TOUGH THE

NEXT COUPLE OF YEARS.

THIS COUNTRY IS IN SERIOUS

TROUBLE.

BUT TO THINK OF DESTROYING

THE GREAT HEALTH CARE OF THE

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA IN

ORDER TO INSURE THREE, FOUR,

FIVE MILLION UNINSURED

PEOPLE OUT OF 300 MILLION.

IT IS JUST INSANE.

IT MAKES YOU UPSET.

Wendy: I CAN TELL

YOU'RE UPSET.

AND I DON'T THINK WE'VE SEEN

THE FULL RAMIFICATIONS OF

OBAMACARE.

I THINK WE'RE JUST SEEING

THE BEGINNING.

Pat: EVERY MANDATE THEY

SLIP THIS AND THAT AND SLIP,

SLIP, SLIP, BECAUSE THEY

REALIZE THE POLITICAL

CONSEQUENCES OF WHAT THEY

HAVE PUT IN PLACE IS JUST

HOHORRENDOUS, AND THE

DEMOCRATS ARE RUNNING FOR

COVER.

AND SEVERAL OF THOSE IN THE

SWING STATES ARE GOING TO GO

DOWN, IT LOOKS LIKE, IN THIS

COMING ELECTION.

SO YOU GET THE SENATE, AND

THEN YOU GET THE HOUSE.

YOU'VE STILL GOT THE

PRESIDENCY, AND IT'S NOT

GOING TO BE EASY TO

OVERCOME.

JOHN?

PAT, MOST PEOPLE DON'T

HAVE NEARLY ENOUGH SAVED UP

FOR RETIREMENT, AND MANY

HAVE VIRTUALLY NOTHING.

THAT'S ACCORDING TO THE

LATEST REPORT BY THE

EMPLOYEE BENEFITS RESEARCH

INSTITUTE.

36% OF WORKERS SAY THEY HAVE

LESS THAN A THOUSAND

DOLLARS.

AND 16% HAVE LESS THAN

$10,000.

ALTHOUGH THAT NUMBER DOESN'T

INCLUDE TRADITIONAL PENSION

PLANS.

STILL, ONE MONEY MANAGER

SAYS THE SURVEY HIGHLIGHTS

THE IMPENDING RETIREMENT

CRISIS WE WILL FACE OVER THE

NEXT 20 YEARS AND SAYS THE

COUNTRY NEEDS MORE FINANCIAL

EDUCATION.

PAT?

Pat: THERE WAS A TIME

THAT PEOPLE WORKED.

IF THEY WERE ON A FARM, THEY

WORKED.

THERE WAS NO SUCH THING AS

RETIREMENT.

THEY KEPT ON WORKING.

AND WHEN THEIR HANDS GOT A

LITTLE TOO STIFF FROM

MILKING THE COWS, THEY LET

THE YOUNGER GENERATION DO

IT.

TODAY THE IDEA OF RETIRING

AT 65 AND SITTING AROUND FOR

20 OR 25 YEARS IS JUST

UNBELIEVABLE.

AND NOW YOU HAVE

ADVERTISEMENTS, HERE IS HOW

MUCH MONEY YOU NEED.

DON'T LET YOUR LIFE EXCEED

YOUR MONEY.

BUT NOW A THOUSAND DOLLARS?

THESE PEOPLE DON'T HAVE

ANYTHING FOR RETIREMENT.

WHAT ARE THEY GOING TO DO?

I'LL TELL YOU, THE ANSWER

WOULD INSTEAD HAVING

RETIREMENT AGE AT 65, WE

OUGHT TO SEND IT TO WHAT THE

REAL AGE IS, 75 OR 78.

IT MAY SHOCK SOME PEOPLE.

80 IS THE NEW 60.

Wendy: THAT'S RIGHT.

LOOK AT YOU.

Pat: THE IDEA OF

RETIREMENT -- WHO WANTS TO

SIT ON THE COTTON-PICKING

ROCKING CHAIR?

Wendy: AND HOW MANY

PEOPLE KEEL OVER AFTER THEY

RETIRE.

SOME PEOPLE LOVE IT.

MY DAD IS LOVING BEING

RETIRED.

HE IS TRAVELLING ALL OVER.

HE HAS BEEN TO THE ISLANDS

TWICE THIS YEAR AND HE LOVES

TO GOLF AND FISH, AND HE IS

ENJOYING IT.

Pat: HE MUST HAVE HAD A

GOOD BIT OF MONEY SAVED,

DIDN'T HE?

Wendy: HE DID WELL.

Pat: THE AVERAGE

PERSON, $1,000, THAT WILL GO

IN A WEEK OR SO.

Wendy: I KNOW.

THAT'S NOTHING.

THAT'S GONE IF YOU'RE CAR

BREAKS DOWN.

THAT'S GONE.

Pat: IT'S GOING TO BE A

TRAGEDY WHEN THE

BABY-BOOMERS RETIRE, BUT IT

IS GOING TO AN ECONOMIC

CRISIS OF HUGE MAGNITUDE.

WE HAVE GOT TO DEAL WITH

THIS THING.

AND PEOPLE IN CONGRESS ARE

TOO AFRAID.

THEY NEED TO TELL THE

YOUNGER GENERATION, HERE IS

THE WAY THE SITUATION IS.

AND FOR YOU AND FOR THE

COUNTRY AND YOUR CHILDREN

AND GRANDCHILDREN, WE'VE GOT

TO MAKE A CHANGE.

AND WE'VE GOT TO EASE UP.

THESE RETIREMENT AGES ARE

JUST -- THEY DO NOT COMPORT

WITH THE CURRENT ACTUARIAL

TABLES.

73, 74, 75, THAT'S THE

RETIREMENT AGE.

65 IS WAY TOO LOW.

THEY HAVE TO FACE IT.

BUT THEY DON'T WANT TO FACE

THESE PROBLEMS.

WE HAVE PROBLEMS THAT COULD

BE SOLVED IF THE CONGRESS

WOULD GET TOGETHER, AND THE

DEMOCRATS AND REPUBLICANS

WOULD WORK TOGETHER AS

AMERICANS AND NOT AS

PARTISANS.

AND DON'T YOU PRAY THAT

WOULD BE THE CASE.

JOHN?

PAT, WOMEN ARE FAR MORE

LIKELY TO GET ALZHEIMER'S

THEN MEN.

WOMEN OVER 65 HAVE A ONE IN

SIX CHANCE OF GETTING THE

DISEASE, COMPARED TO ONE IN

11 FOR MEN.

AND WOMEN FACE ANOTHER MAJOR

BURDEN FROM THE DISEASE AS

THEY'RE MORE LIKELY TO BE

CARE-GIVERS THAN MEN.

THE COST OF CARING FOR

PEOPLE WITH ALZHEIMER'S IS

EXPECTED TO REACH $

$215 MILLION THIS YEAR.

AND WOMEN ARE TWICE AS

LIKELY TO GET ALZHEIMER'S AS

THEY ARE GETTING BREAST

CANCER.

Pat: BUT THE MONEY GOES

TO BREAST CANCER, AND ONLY A

FEW HUNDRED MILLION IS BEING

SPENT ON ALZHEIMER'S.

IF SOMEBODY DIES, AND THEY

SAY HE HAD CONGESTIVE HEART

FAILURE, BUT HE HAD

ALZHEIMER'S.

AND THE ALZHEIMER'S IS THE

CAUSE OF THE PROBLEM.

AND NOW THEY'RE TALKING

ABOUT 500,000 DYING A YEAR.

Wendy: I DIDN'T KNOW

THAT WOMEN HAD A BIGGER

CHANCE.

COCONUT OIL.

YOU'VE GOT TO TAKE YOUR

COCONUT OIL.

Pat: IF THEY SPENT A

LITTLE MONEY ON ALZHEIMER'S,

IF THEY SPENT SOME MONEY ON

HARDENING THE ELECTRICAL

GRID, AND IF THEY SPENT SOME

MONEY ON CYBERTERROR, AND

THEY STOPPED WASTING IT ON

THESE PET PROJECTS -- THE

AMOUNT OF MONEY BEING WASTED

BY OUR GOVERNMENT IS JUST

APPALLING, ABSOLUTELY

APPALLING.

AND IT IS ALL MOTIVATED BY

POLITICS.

WELL, I'VE GOT THIS INTEREST

GROUP, I'VE GOT THAT

INTEREST GROUP.

THEY'RE IN MY DISTRICT

VOTING, AND I'M GOING TO

GIVE THEM WHAT THEY ASK

FOR.

WHEW!

Wendy: YOU ATE YOUR

WHEATIES TODAY.

YOU ARE FIRED UP.

Pat: I'M CONCERNED

ABOUT AMERICA.

Wendy: COMING UP LATER,

A 17-YEAR-OLD IS DIAGNOSED

WITH A WASTING DISEASE.

IT TAXES EVERY JOINTS IN

YOUR BODY AND TURNS AND

FREEZES THEM.

YOU HAVE LOST FOUR OR

FIVE LAYERS IN YOUR HANDS

AND FEET.

YOU COULD BE PARALYZED IN A

YEAR AND A HALF.

Wendy: SEE HOW THIS

YOUNG WOMAN DEFIED HER

DIAGNOSIS, STILL AHEAD.

AND UP NEXT, RALPH REID IS

IN THE HOUSE.

THE FOUNDER OF "THE FAITH

AND FREEDOM" COALITION

REVEALS HIS PLAN TO RESTORE

AMERICA TO GREATNESS.

FIND OUT HOW YOU CAN BE A

PART OF IT RIGHT AFTER

THIS.

Pat: WELL, WE'VE BEEN

TALKING ON THIS PROGRAM,

THERE ARE SOME SERIOUS

WARNING SIGNS AROUND US.

AMERICA IS IN DEEP TROUBLE,

POLITICALLY, ECONOMICALLY,

AND SOCIALLY, AND WONDER IS

THERE ANY HOPE OF DAYS

AHEAD?

ONE POLITICAL INSIDER HAS

THE ANSWER.

TAKE A LOOK.

EVERYWHERE YOU LOOK,

THERE IS PLENTY TO MAKE YOU

WORRY ABOUT AMERICA.

AN OVERPOWERING GOVERNMENT

THAT TAXES TOO MUCH AND

SPENDS MORE THAN IT TAKES

IN.

A COUNTRY WHERE TRADITIONAL

MARRIAGE IS IN DECLINE,

WHILE DRUG USE, PORNOGRAPHY,

AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING ARE ON

THE RISE.

A COUNTRY WHERE FOUR OUT OF

10 CHILDREN ARE BORN OUT OF

WEDLOCK, AND WHERE THE

I.R.S. HARASSES CHRISTIAN

ORGANIZATIONS.

WHAT CAN TURN DOWN THIS

SPIRAL?

RALPH REID SAYS IT AGAINST

WITH A SPIRITUAL AWAKENING.

Pat: THIS IS A

BEAUTIFUL BOOK.

IT IS CALLED "AWAKENING."

IT HAS A BEAUTIFUL COVER.

WRITTEN BY MY GOOD FRIEND,

RALPH REID.

THIS IS HOW AMERICA CAN TURN

FROM TOTAL DESTRUCTION TO

GREATNESS.

RALPH, IT IS GOOD TO HAVE

YOU.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

IT IS GREAT TO BE BACK.

Pat: YOU'RE BRINGING A

MESSAGE OF HOPE, WHICH WE

ALL NEED.

WHY?

PAT, THIS MAY SEEM

STRANGE, COMING FROM

SOMEBODY WHO SPENT THEIR

ENTIRE ADULT LIFE IN

POLITICS, AND EVEN BEFORE

THEN, BUT I THINK WE'VE

REACHED A POINT AS A

COUNTRY, IN TERMS OF OUR

MORAL DECAY, OUR ECONOMIC

DIRE STRAIGHTS, THAT THIS

PROBLEM IS SO SEVERE AND SO

ENDEMIC, AND THE SOCIAL AND

CULTURE AND ECONOMIC CHAOS

IS SO LARGE, THAT WE'RE

BEYOND THE POINT THAT YOU

CAN FIX IT BY JUST WINNING

AN ELECTION OR BY THROWING

THE BUMS OUT IN WASHINGTON

AND REPLACING THEM WITH NEW

PEOPLE OR BY PASSING NEW

LAWS.

WHAT WE NEED IS A CHANGE IN

THE MORAL AND SPIRITUAL

SENTIMENT OF THE PEOPLE THAT

CAN ONLY BE ACCOMPLISHED

THROUGH A MOVE OF THE HOLY

SPIRIT THAT WILL BRING ABOUT

A GREAT AWAKENING.

Pat: I RECALL WHEN I

RAN, MY PLATFORM WAS

RESTORING THE GREATNESS OF

AMERICA THROUGH MORAL

STRENGTH.

YOU TOOK A PAGE OUT OF MY

PLAYBOOK.

I THINK GREAT MINDS THINK

ALIKE.

Pat: WE NEEDED IT IN

'88, AND HOW MUCH MORE DO WE

NEED IT NOW?

THE FOUNDATIONS HAVE

CRUMBLED AROUND US.

I WROTE THIS BOOK, PAT,

BECAUSE PROBABLY LIKE A LOT

OF BELIEVERS, I'M LOOKING AT

AMERICA TODAY WITH 40% OF

ALL OF THE CHILDREN WHO WILL

BE BORN IN OUR COUNTRY THIS

YEAR WILL BE BORN OUT OF

WEDLOCK, WITHOUT A FATHER,

MANY NOT KNOWING THEIR

FATHER.

YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE THIS

YEAR, SHORTLY, ACTUALLY, OF

THE MILLIONS WHO GRADUATE

FROM HIGH SCHOOL, BETWEEN A

QUARTER AND A THIRD OF THEM

WILL BE FUNCTIONALLY

ILLITERATE OR UNABLE TO

PERFORM BASIC MATH SKILLS.

IN NEW YORK CITY, THAT

NUMBER IS 80%.

Pat: GRADUATING FROM

HIGH SCHOOL?

GRADUATING FROM HIGH

SCHOOL, FUNCTIONALLY

ILLITERATE, AND UNABLE TO

PERFORM BASIC SKILLS.

Pat: I SAID SOMETHING

LIKE THAT, AND THE EDUCATORS

UP THERE A FEW YEARS AGO

MADE FUN OF ME.

Reporter: THIS IS A

REPORT BY THE UNIVERSITY OF

NEW YORK WHERE 80% OF NEW

YORK CITY PUBLIC GRADUATES,

WHEN THEY GET TO THE

UNIVERSITY SYSTEM OF NEW

YORK, THEY HAVE TO BE IN

REMEDIAL CLASSES.

IN ADDITION TO THAT, LOOK AT

THE RISING DRUG PROBLEM.

DRUG USE FELL DURING THE

BUSH YEARS, AND IT IS NOW

BACK ON THE RISE.

ACCORDING TO THE CENTERS FOR

DISEASE CONTROL, ABOUT ONE

OUT OF EVERY 18 TO

24-YEAR-OLDS IS A REGULAR

USER OF ILLEGAL DRUGS.

THAT HAS ALSO FUELED OUR

INCARCERATION RATE.

AS I LOOKED AT THIS, I

THOUGHT, IS AMERICA DONE?

ARE WE GOING THE WAY OF

ROME?

AND THE ANSWER, PAT, I TRULY

BELIEVE IS NO.

I'M NOT SAYING THAT AMERICA

IS SORT OF A GENTILE ISRAEL,

BUT I AM SAYING THAT GOD HAS

HAD FAVOR ON THIS NATION.

Pat: OH, THERE IS NO

QUESTION.

AND WE HAVE BEEN BLESSED

BY GOD BECAUSE WE HAVE

HONORED GOD.

AND IF WE WILL GO THAT

AGAIN, TRULY HONOR HIM IN A

BROKEN-HEARTED WAY AND

REPENT IN OUR OWN LIVES,

THERE IS NOTHING HE CANNOT

DO TO RESTORE THE GREATNESS

OF AMERICA.

Pat: DO YOU HAVE SOME

SIGNS OF THE AWAKENING IN

YOUR BOOK?

TELL ME SOME OF THE SIGNS.

I DO HAVE SIGNS.

I THINK, NUMBER ONE, LOOK AT

THE FACT -- HERE IS SOME

ENCOURAGING DATA POINTS:

100 MILLION PEOPLE WATCHED

"THE BIBLE" SERIES WHEN IT

CAME OUT ON, I THINK IT WAS

THE HISTORY CHANNEL.

IT WAS THE MOST WATCHED

PROGRAM ON CABLE TELEVISION

IN SEVEN YEARS.

LOOK AT THE SUCCESS OF "THE

SON OF GOD" FILM.

THERE IS ONE CHURCH IN

ATLANTA WHERE I LIVE THAT

HAS 40,000 PEOPLE ATTENDING

CHURCHES ON ITS MULTIPLE

CAMPUSES EVERY SINGLE

WEEKEND.

I WOULD ALSO POINT TO THE

THTHE MILLENNIUMS ARE MORE

PRO-LIFE AND SAY ABORTION IS

WRONG THAN THEIR BABY-BOOMER

PARENTS.

AND EVEN THE SO-CALLED NUNS,

PATS THAT SOCIOLOGISTS TALK

ABOUT THAT ARE DISCONNECTED

FROM RELIGION, EVEN THEY SAY

THEY BELIEVE IN GOD AND THEY

PRAY REGULARLY.

THERE IS A SPIRITUAL HUNGER

IN AMERICA.

Pat: AND "AWAKENING"

TELLS ABOUT IT.

RALPH, THIS IS A VERY GOOD

BOOK.

WHY DID YOU DECIDE TO WRITE

THIS?

WAS THERE SOMETHING IN YOUR

HEART THAT SAID NOW IS THE

TIME TO ENUNCIATE THE

MESSAGE?

I THINK IT WAS AFTER THE

2012 ELECTION, AND I

THOUGHT, I'VE DONE

EVERYTHING I COULD.

AND I'M NOT SAYING THIS TO

FLATTER YOU, ALTHOUGH YOU

WERE A BIG PART OF IT, AND I

HAVE A CHAPTER ABOUT THE

RISE OF THE RELIGIOUS

CONSERVATISM, IN WHICH YOU

WERE A BIG PART, AND A

CHAPTER ON REAGANISM.

AND THAT WAS A TIME WHEN

AMERICA WAS GIVING UP ON

GOD.

AND THEN THERE WERE MEN LIKE

YOU, WHEN YOU BUILT CBN, AND

YOU HELPED REAGAN, AND IT

TURNED THE COUNTRY AROUND.

IT HAPPENED BEFORE, AND IT

CAN HAPPEN AGAIN.

Pat: YOU THINK?

I KNOW SO.

Pat: YOU SPENT YOUR

LIFE IN POLITICS, AND YOU

ARE A SUPERB POLITICAL

ORGANIZER, AND YOU KNOW HOW

TO GET OUT OF THE VOTE AND

ALL OF THOSE THINGS, AND

YOU'RE STILL SAYING POLITICS

WON'T DO IT.

NO.

BUT IF THERE IS AN

AWAKENING, POLITICS WILL BE

IMPACTED.

Pat: SURE.

BUT POLITICS WILL NOT SOLVE

THE PROBLEM OF AMERICA?

NOT IN THE ABSENCE OF A

VIRTUAL CITIZENSHIP.

Pat: THIS CONTUSION IS

MAD CONSTITUTION IS MADE

FOR A MORAL AND RELIGIOUS

PEOPLE.

AND THE FRENCH OBSERVER,

WHO I THINK WROTE THE SINGLE

BEST DESCRIPTION OF THE

AMERICAN CHARACTER WHEN HE

WROTE "DEMOCRACY IN

AMERICA," SAID THIS: HE SAID

DESPERATETISM CAN SURVIVE

WITHOUT FAITH, BUT LIBERTY

MOST ASSUREDLY CANNOT.

BECAUSE YOU HAVE A LIMITED

GOVERNMENT THAT LEAVES US TO

MAKE OUR OWN DECISIONS, THE

ONLY WAY THAT IT WORKS IS IF

WE DO THE RIGHT THING

BECAUSE WE HAVE A MORAL

COMPASS, NOT BECAUSE WE'RE

FORCED TO.

Pat: I WAS READING

TODAY IN EZEKIEL, IF YOU

DON'T OBEY THE LAWS, I WILL

TURN YOU OVER TO STATUTES

YOU HATE.

THIS BOOK, LADIES AND

GENTLEMEN, IS BEING OFFERED

ON AMAZON.

AND WHERE ELSE?

AMAZON,

CHRISTIANBOOK.COM.

AND THEY CAN GO TO YOUR

WEBSITE, CBN.COM.

Pat: THIS IS A TERRIFIC

BOOK, AND IT IS VERY WELL,

VERY WELL-DOCUMENTED AND IT

IS AN ENGAGING STYLE.

I DON'T KNOW WHAT ELSE I CAN

SAY, EXCEPT GO OUT AND BUY

ONE.

THIS WILL AWAKEN YOUR HEART

AS TO WHAT CAN BE.

THIS IS CALLED "AWAKENING,"

BY RALPH REID, WHEREVER

BOOKS ARE SOLD.

THANK YOU, PAT.

Pat: GOD BLESS YOU.

GOD BLESS YOU.

Wendy: UP NEXT, A YOUNG

WOMAN'S JOUR JOURNEY

THROUGH SUFFERING.

WITHIN ABOUT A YEAR,

ABOUT 80% OF MY BODY WAS

COVERED IN PSORIASIS.

AND IT GETS IN YOUR JOINTS

AND BEGINS TO EAT AWAY AT

THE BONE MARROW, AND THEN

THE TISSUE GETS INFECTED.

Wendy: SEE HOW SHE

BATTLES THIS DISEASE AND

WINS.

PLUS, WE'LL BE PRAYING FOR

YOU, SO DON'T GO AWAY.

Wendy: WELCOME BACK.

HAVE YOU EVER RECEIVED A

SUPER NATURAL HEALING ONLY

TO HAVE THE DISEASE

RETURNS?

THAT'S WHAT HAPPENS TO

MELISSA, BUT HER STORY

DOESN'T END THERE.

TAKE A LOOK.

WHEN I WAS 17, I WAS

DIAGNOSED WITH PSORIASIS OF

THE SKIN AND THE BONES.

THEY SAID, YOU HAVE ALREADY

LOST FOUR OR FIVE LAYERS OF

THE SKIN IN YOUR HANDS AND

FEET, AND YOU COULD BE

PARALYZED.

IT GOES TO THE JOINTS AND IT

DWIERPBEGINS TO EAT AWAY AT

THE BONE MARROW, AND THE

TISSUE GETS INFECTED AND

AFFECTS EVERY JOINT IN YOUR

BODY AND THEN FREEZES THEM.

I COULD BARELY GET OUT OF

BED WITHOUT TAKING THE

MEDICINE.

THEY WERE JUST HOPING THAT

THE MEDICINE WOULD TAKE THE

PAIN AWAY AND EASE THE

SWELLING.

BUT IT WASN'T.

IT WAS A FRIDAY AND I JUST

REALLY WANTED TO GO TO

CHURCH.

THE SPEAKER GOT UP TO SHARE

WITH ME, AND HE SAID, I FEEL

LIKE THERE ARE PEOPLE HERE

WHO NEED TO BE RELEASED FROM

BITTERNESS.

AND ALL OF A SUDDEN MY HEART

IS RACING AND I'M STANDING

UP.

MANY MOMENTS BEGIN FLASHING

IN MY LIFE.

IT WAS REJECTION, AND STUFF

I CARRIED DO FOR MY

FAMILY.

AND I START HEARING THE LORD

SPEAK TO ME.

HE SAYS, MELISSA, WHAT ARE

YOU DOING?

I HAVE GIVEN YOU THE COURAGE

AND AUTHORITY TO STAND UP

AND FIGHT AGAINST THIS

THING.

WHY ARE YOU LAYING DOWN AND

DYING IN IT?

AFTER THAT I THREW AWAY ALL

OF MY MEDICINE AND WENT ON A

30-DAY FAST AND WAS

RADICALLY HEALED.

THE FIRST TIME I MET

MELISSA, I REMEMBER THINKING

TO MYSELF, WHOEVER THAT IS,

AND THE WAY SHE LOVES GOD, I

WANT TO KNOW HER.

WE GOT MARRIED IN 2000,

AND THEN A YEAR AFTER THAT,

WE GOT PREGNANT WITH CADEN,

AND A YEAR AFTER THAT IS

WHEN EVERYTHING CAME BACK

PRETTY INTENSELY.

WITHIN ABOUT A YEAR, 70% TO

80% OF MY BODY WAS COVERED

IN PSORIASIS.

ANY LITTLE THING THAT ANY

NORMAL PERSON WOULD DO, LIKE

OPEN A JAR, ALL OF THOSE

LITTLE THINGS YOU USE YOUR

HANDS FOR WERE CONSTANT,

CHRONIC PAIN.

EVERYTHING THAT A MOM NEEDS

TO DO, JUST TO BE ABLE TO

HOLD THEM AND LIFT THEM, TO

RUN, TO PLAY, WAS PRETTY

MUCH IMPOSSIBLE.

MY HEART WAS JUST, LIKE,

LORD, HEAL MELISSA.

COME ON, I KNOW YOU CAN DO

IT.

IT IS NOTHING FOR YOU.

IT IS SO EASY.

AND HE JUST WHISPERED IN MY

EAR, I WANT HEALING FOR

MELISSA MORE THAN YOU WANT

HEALING.

WILL YOU TRUST ME?

AS THE YEARS WENT ON, IT

GOT HARDER AND HARDER TO

JUST DO LIFE, TO BE A MOM.

SOMETIMES YOU FEEL LIKE

YOU'RE LOSING IT BECAUSE IN

ONE SECOND YOU'RE DECLARING

THE GOODNESS OF THE LORD,

AND IN THE NEXT SECOND

YOU'RE THINKING, HE HAS

TOTALLY LEFT ME AND I DON'T

EVEN KNOW WHERE TO FIND

HIM.

I MADE CHOICE AFTER CHOICE

AFTER CHOICE, I'M NOT GOING

TO GET BITTER.

I'M NOT GOING TO BE

DISAPPOINTED IN THE LORD.

I'M GOING TO LOVE MY LIFE.

WITHOUT TENSION, YOU'RE NOT

REALLY GOING TO MAKE MUSIC.

IF YOU TAKE THE TENSION OUT

OF ANY INSTRUMENT, IT WON'T

MAKE A SOUND.

I THOUGHT, I'M BECOMING

NEW.

I'M BECOMING LIKE THE LORD,

EVEN THOUGH I'M IN THIS

CRAZY TENSION WITH MY BODY.

DO I BELIEVE THAT THE LORD

WON'T TIGHTEN ME SO MUCH

THAT IT WILL BREAK ME?

I REMEMBER, LIKE, SMILING

VERY BIG AND SAYING, OH, MY

GOSH, I'M CHANGING.

I REALLY BEGAN TO KNOW HIM

IN MY DESERT.

THAT'S WHERE HE PROVED HIS

LOVE TO ME.

WE LITERALLY WATCHED

SONGS CHASED AWAY THE LIES,

EVEN IN THE TENSION OF HER

NOT BEING HEALED, MUSIC WAS

MADE.

AND THE SONGS THAT SHE WROTE

I KNOW CHASED AWAY THE

FEARS.

* WHISPER MY NAME

* SO ONLY I CAN HEAR

WHAT I WANTED WAS FOR

ANOTHER SUPERNAL

SUPERNATURAL HEALING.

* CALL TO MY HEART

* CHASE AWAY MY FEARS

I HADN'T BEEN ON MEDICINE

SINCE I WAS 17 BECAUSE IT

DID SO MUCH DAMAGE.

THE LORD WAS ASKING ME TO

LET GO OF ALL OF MY

EXPECTATION.

HE SAID, I SEE THE FAITH AND

THE HOPE AND THE BELIEF

INSIDE OF YOU, BUT I'M GOING

THIS WAY.

I NEED YOU TO GET UP AND GO

THIS WAY.

AND WITHIN THREE OR FOUR

WEEKS, I STARTED GETTING THE

FULL FEELING BACK IN MY

HANDS AND FEET.

I REMEMBER THE FIRST DAY I

WALKED UP THE STEPS AND IT

DIDN'T HURT TO GET CADEN,

PULLING HIM OUT OF THE

CRIB.

AND THE FIRST TIME I FELT

BEAUTIFUL AGAIN.

THE FIRST TIME JOHN AND I

WENT ON A DATE AGAIN.

HER BEAUTY HAS NEVER

FADED IN MY EYES.

THE WAY SHE TRUSTS THE

FATHER'SGOODNESS EVEN WHEN

THE DISEASE IS STILL HANGING

ON.

I'VE WATCHED HER LOOK IN THE

FACE OF THE GIANTS THAT ARE

LYING, AND SAYING WHO ARE

YOU TO SAY MY FATHER IS NOT

GOOD?

*

A LOT OF PEOPLE LOOK AT

ME AND THEY'RE, LIKE, YOU'RE

NOT HEALED.

AND I SAID, YOU DON'T

UNDERSTAND.

HE ABSOLUTELY GAVE ME WHAT

HE PROMISED.

HE GAVE ME HOPE.

HE GAVE ME LIFE.

HE GAVE ME LOVE.

HE GAVE ME GRACE.

THE PROMISED LAND FOR ME HAS

BEEN THE OPENING OF MY EYES

TO SEE THE LORD FOR WHO HE

REALLY IS.

WHICH IS A GOOD FATHER, IN

SPITE OF ALL OF THE

SUFFERING THAT I'VE WALKED

THROUGH, AND THE SUFFERING I

STILL WALK THROUGH.

IT IS THE PROMISE OF HIS

GOODNESS.

*

*

Wendy: WOW, PRAISE THE

LORD.

ISN'T THAT INCREDIBLE?

Pat: VICTORY.

THAT'S WHAT PHIL MICKELSON

SAYS, HE HAS PSORIATIC

ARTHRITIS.

I DIDN'T KNOW HOW PERVASIVE

IT WAS.

YOU HAVE A TESTIMONY?

Wendy: VERONICA OF

NORTH CAROLINA HAD HER NEXT

FRACTURED IN FOUR PLACES

FROM DOMESTIC VIOLENCE.

OVER THE YEARS THE DISCS

CONTINUED TO DEGENERATE.

SHE TRIED VARIOUS MEDICINE,

AND A RECENT SERIES OF 33

INJECTIONS TO RELIEVE THE

PAIN.

NOTHING WORKED.

ONE TODAY SHE WAS WATCHING

"THE 700 CLUB," AND, PAT,

YOU HAD THIS WORD OF

KNOWLEDGE: "A PAIN IN THE

NECK HAS BEEN HEALED."

VERONICA SAID, I IMMEDIATELY

CLAIMED THAT.

AND SHE FELT A BURNING

SENSATION, AND THEN THE PAIN

WAS GONE.

HER NEXT M.R.I. SHOWED

TOTALLY NORMAL DISCS IN HER

NECK.

THAT'S A MIRACLE.

Pat: THAT'S A CREATIVE

MIRACLE.

YOU KNOW, I DIDN'T KNOW

VERONICA.

BUT GOD KNEW VERONICA, AND

GOD KNOWS YOU, WHEREVER YOU

ARE.

YOU SAY, AM I WORTHY OF

THIS?

WELL, NONE OF US ARE

WORTHY.

VERONICA WASN'T WORTHY,

WENDY ISN'T WORTHY, I'M NOT

WORTHY.

ONLY JESUS IS WORTHY, AND HE

LOVES US.

SO WE'RE GOING TO PRAY.

WE'RE GOING TO JOIN TOGETHER

RIGHT NOW, WENDY AND I, AND

WE'RE GOING TO BELIEVE GOD

RIGHT AT THIS MOMENT.

FATHER, I JOIN WITH MY DEAR

SISTER IN CHRIST.

AND WE BELIEVE GOD.

WE THANK YOU FOR THIS

HEALING IN VERONICA, AND WE

THANK YOU FOR OTHERS.

IN THE NAME OF JESUS, WE

SPEAK WORDS OF FAITH ABOUT

THOSE WHO HAVE ARTHRITIS,

ARTHRITIS IN THE NECK, IN

THE JOINTS, IN THE KNEES, IN

THE HANDS, IN THE ELBOWS, IN

THE NAME OF JESUS, THAT

ARTHRITIS -- THE

INFLAMMATION IS GOING DOWN.

THE IRRITATION IS GOING

DOWN.

THE CALCIUM DEPOSITS ARE

MELTING.

IN THE NAME OF JESUS,

TOUCH!

Wendy: LORD, YOU'RE

CASTING OUT FEAR RIGHT NOW.

PEOPLE SUFFERING FROM PANIC

ATTACKS, PEOPLE HAVING

ANXIETY, YOU'RE TOUCHING

PEOPLE WITH YOUR PEACE, AND

THAT FEAR IS LEAVING IN

JESUS' NAME.

Pat: SOMEBODY HAS MOUTH

SORES, AND IT HAS BEEN

HURTING.

AND YOU SAID, OH, GOD, WOULD

YOU PLEASE -- MY TONGUE, AND

THROUGHOUT YOUR MOUTH.

RIGHT NOW THERE IS A

MIRACULOUS HEALING TAKING

PLACE IN JESUS' NAME.

RECEIVE AN ANSWER AND LET

THE GLORY OF THE LORD TOUCH

YOU NOW IN JESUS' NAME.

Wendy: SOMEONE HAS

SEVERE PAIN ON THE TOP OF

YOUR RIGHT FOOT.

I THINK IT IS A BONE

FRACTURE.

AND GOD IS TOUCHING YOUR

FOOT RIGHT NOW.

YOU'RE GOING TO BE ABLE TO

WALK AND THE PAIN IS LEAVING

IN JESUS' NAME.

Pat: AMEN.

Wendy: AMEN.

Pat: AND AMEN.

WENDY?

Wendy: STILL AHEAD,

MEET THE SINGLE WOMAN, MANDY

HALE, AND SEE WO SEE WHY

HALF A MILLION PEOPLE

WORLDWIDE FOLLOWIN FOLLOW

HER DATING ADVICE ON

TWITTER.

WELCOME BACK TO

WASHINGTON FOR THIS CBN

NEWSBREAK.

A PROFESSOR AT THE

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA

WILMINGTON IS SUING THE

SCHOOL FOR VIOLATING HIS

FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHTS.

DR. MIKE ADAMS SAYS SINCE

HIS CONVERSION FROM ATHEISM

TO CHRISTIANITY, HE HAS BEEN

DELIBERATELY OVERLOOKED FOR

PROMOTION.

HE SAYS FROM THE TIME OF HIS

HIRING IN 1993, HE WAS

PRAISED AND PROMOTED, BUT

THAT STOPPED WHEN HE BECAME

A CHRISTIAN IN 2000.

HE WAS HARASSED AND DENIED

PROMOTION, EVEN THOUGH HE

WAS MORE PRODUCTIVE THAN HIS

PEERS.

HIS LAWYER SAYS UNIVERSITIES

ARE SUPPOSED TO BE A

MARKETPLACE OF IDEAS, NOT A

PLACE WHERE PROFESSORS FACE

RETALIATION FOR HAVING A

DIFFERENT VIEW THAN THE

UNIVERSITY OFFICIALS.

LAST YEAR THE FEDERAL COURT

FOUND ENOUGH EVIDENCE

SUPPORTING HIS CLAIM TO GO

TO TRIAL.

SENATOR TED CRUZ SAYS THE

OBAMA ADMINISTRATION IS MORE

HOSTILE TO RELIGIOUS FREEDOM

THAN ANY OTHER

ADMINISTRATION IN HISTORY.

THEY ADDRESSED A CROWD OF

MORE THAN 500

HOME-SCHOOLERS, HE SAID

THERE IS NO LIBERTY MORE

IMPORTANT THAN RELIGIOUS

LIBERTY, AND DENOUNCED THE

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT'S ATTACKS

ON IT.

CRUZ IS CONSIDERED A

POTENTIAL REPUBLICAN

PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE IN

2016.

YOU CAN ALWAYS GET THE

LATEST FROM CBN NEWS BY

GOING TO OUR WEBSITE AT

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PAT AND WENDY WILL BE BACK

WITH MORE OF "THE 700 CLUB"

RIGHT AFTER THIS.

Wendy: IMAGINE THIS, A

YOUNG MAN SHUTS DOWN A

DIAMOND STORE IN NEW YORK

CITY TO SHOW HIS GIRLFRIEND

ENGAGEMENT RINGS.

SOUNDS ROMANTIC, DOESN'T

IT?

BUT HE NEVER PROPOSED.

THIS IS ONE OF THE MANY

MISADVENTURERS OF MANDY

HALE.

ONCE UPON A TIME IN A

LAND FAR AWAY, THERE WAS A

PRINCESS WHO LIVED HAPPILY

EVER AFTER.

THIS IS NOT THAT KIND OF

FAIRYTALE.

Reporter: MANDY HALE IS

AFFECTIONATELY O KNOW KNOWN

AS THE SINGLE WOMAN.

IN HER BOOK, "I'VE NEVER

BEEN TO VEGAS, BUT MY

LUGGAGE HAS," MANDY SHARES

HEART TO HEART STORIES FROM

HER OWN LIFE.

HER INSIGHTS WILL HELP YOU

DISCOVER THAT YOUR HAPPILY

EVER AFTER MAY BE CLOSER

THAN YOU THINK.

Wendy: PLEASE WELCOME

BACK TO "THE 700 CLUB," MY

GOOD FRIEND AND AUTHOR OF

"I'VE NEVER BEEN TO VEGAS,

BUT MY LUGGAGE HAS," MANDY

HALE.

GOOD TO HAVE YOU HERE.

SO GOOD TO SEE YOU.

Wendy: HOW DID YOUR

LUGGAGE END UP IN VEGAS BUT

YOU DIDN'T?

IT IS KIND OF A FUNNY

STORY.

IT IS IN THE FIRST CHAPTER

OF THE BOOK, SPOILER ALERT,

SO YOU DON'T HAVE TO WAIT

TOO LONG TO FIND OUT.

YOU RARELY END UP WHERE YOU

THINK YOU'LL GO, BUT YOU

ALWAYS END UP WHERE YOU'RE

SUPPOSED TO BE.

Wendy: YOU SUFFERED

FROM PANIC ATTACKS, AND YOU

HAD A PANIC ATTACK ON THAT

FLIGHT THAT WAS SUPPOSED TO

GO TO VEGAS.

YEAH.

Wendy: HOW DID YOU

OVERCOME THAT AND THE

DEPRESSION THAT FOLLOWED

WHEN YOU LOST YOUR JOB.

I'M STILL WORKING ON THE

ANXIETY THING.

THE THE FACT THAT I'M HERE

NOW, THANK YOU, GOD, IS THE

PROOF OF HIS STRENGTH.

I HAVE A REALLY WONDERFUL

FAMILY, WHO I KNOW IS

WATCHING VERY PROUDLY RIGHT

NOW, AND ALSO CRYING OUT TO

GOD AND REALIZING WHEN WE

GET DOWN TO ABSOLUTELY

NOTHING, JUST LOOKING UP AND

REALIZING HE IS OUR

EVERYTHING.

HE ABSOLUTELY DELIVERED ME

FROM IT.

JUST A LOT OF PRAYER AND A

WONDERFUL FAMILY AND SUPPORT

SYSTEMMENT.

Wendy SYSTEM.

Wendy: LOOKING AT YOU,

PEOPLE WOULD SAY, HOW CAN

SHE BE DEPRESSED?

SHE HAS GOT IT ALL TOGETHER,

SHE'S BEAUTIFUL, AND SHE HAS

TWO BOOKS OUT.

HOW DO YOU THINK DEPRESSION

MANIFESTED IN YOUR LIFE?

ABOUT TWO DECADES AGO, I

WAS IN MY DREAM JOB, AND I

WAS PUTTING MY FAITH IN MY

SURROUNDINGS, AND VERY

MATERIAL THINGS, LIKE MY JOB

AND MY STATUS, AND THE

THINGS THAT I WAS DOING.

I HAD REALLY TURNED AWAY

FROM GOD.

HONESTLY, I THINK WHEN WE

PUT OUR ENERGY AND OUR STOCK

IN ANYTHING OTHER THAN GOD,

IT IS A VERY SLIPPERY

SLOPE.

THAT'S THE PLACE I FOUND

MYSELF IN.

BUT HE IS A GOOD GOD, AND HE

BROUGHT ME THROUGH IT.

Wendy: TODAY, MANDY,

HALF A MILLION PEOPLE FOLLOW

YOUR DATING ADVICE ON

TWITTER, WHICH IS

PHENOMENAL.

BUT TELL US ABOUT MR. "E,"

WHO YOU WRITE ABOUT, AND THE

ONE THAT TOOK YOU TO THE

DIAMOND STORE AND SHOWED YOU

ALL OF THESE INCREDIBLE

ENGAGEMENT RINGS BUT NEVER

PROPOSED.

WHAT HAPPENED?

HE IS ONE OF THOSE, WHO

I'M SURE A LOT OF LADIES CAN

ATTEST TO, ON AGAIN/OFF

AGAIN FOR SEVEN YEARS.

SHE SAID HE WANTED TO SEE

HOW IT FELT FOR ME TO TRY ON

ENGAGEMENT RINGS.

AND THEN IT ENDED UP NOT

TURNING INTO A PROPOSAL.

SO I WAS, LIKE, WOW YOU

HANDED ME A BEAUTIFULLY

WRAPPED BOX WITH NOTHING IN

ITMENT.

Wendy IT.

Wendy: HE WANTED TO SEE

HOW IT FELT?

EXACTLY, YES.

Wendy: UNBELIEVABLE.

AND YOU WERE ALSO IN AN

ABUSIVE RELATIONSHIP.

TELL US WHAT HAPPENED

THERE.

AGAIN, IT WAS ONE OF

THOSE SEASONS OF LIFE WHERE

I WANDERED OFF THE PATH OF

WHERE I BELONGED.

AND AS YOU KNOW, WHEN WE DO

THAT, WE ENCOUNTER PEOPLE

WHO DON'T LONG IN OUR

LIVES.

AND AGAIN, IT WAS ANOTHER

ONE OF THOSE TIMES IN LIFE

WHERE I HAD TO ABSOLUTELY

HIT ROCK BOTTOM BEFORE I

REALIZED THAT I DIDN'T NEED

TO BE PUTTING MY SECURITY IN

THAT RELATIONSHIP, BUT IN

GOD.

BUT IT DID INSPIRE "THE

SINGLE WOMAN."

SO GOD TURNED IT INTO

SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL.

SO I HAVE NO REGRETS.

Wendy: DID YOU NOTICE

ANY RED FLAGS?

MR. "E" ACTUALLY STOOD ME

UP FOR OUR FIRST DATE SEVEN

YEARS AGO.

THAT IS A RED FLAG THE SIZE

OF YOUR DRESS.

AND I ALSO THINK JUST GUT

AND FEMALE INTUITION IS

REAL, LADIES.

LISTEN TO YOUR GUT.

IT NEVER STEERS YOU WRONG.

I SHOULD HAVE PROBABLY PAID

ATTENTION TO THOSE THINGS,

BUT I DID NOT AND I FORGED

AHEAD, AND HERE WE ARE SEVEN

YEARS LATER.

Wendy: THOSE RED FLAGS

ARE SO BIG AND SO RE RED IN

RETROSPECT, AREN'T THEY?

HINDSIGHT IS 20/20.

Wendy: HOW DID YOU

BECOME KNOWN AS "THE SINGLE

WOMAN."

SIMPLY BY ACCIDENT --

WEM, I WON'T SAY ACCIDENT, I

WAS ALWAYS THE PLAN.

I WANTED TO BE THE SINGLE

LADY.

I STARTED THE BLOG.

I HAD THE IDEA I WOULD BE

THE SINGLE LADY, AND THAT

NAME WAS TAKEN.

SO I CHOSE THE NAME "THE

SINGLE WOMAN," AND IT WAS

AVAILABLE, AND ABOUT A MONTH

LATER I CAME OUT IN THE

PARKING GARAGE AND NOTICED

THE FIRST THREE LETTERS OF

MY LICENSE PLATE WERE

T.S.W., THE SINGLE WOMAN.

AND THAT'S, LIKE, GOD KNOWS

WHO WE ARE BEFORE WE FIGURE

IT OUT.

Wendy: WHAT WOULD YOU

SAY TO WOMEN WHO ARE LONGING

TO BE IN A RELATIONSHIP AND

TO BE MARRIED?

I WOULD SAY KEEP THE

FAITH.

SINGLE LIFE IS NOT FOR THE

FAINT OF HEART.

I WOULD SAY KEEP THE FAITH

BECAUSE GOD HAS A PLAN.

TRUST IN HIS TIMING.

YOU DON'T WANT THAT PERSON

TO COME BEFORE YOU'RE READY

FOR HIM.

IN THE MEANTIME, WORK ON

BECOMING THE BEST WOMAN YOU

CAN BE.

Wendy: I KNOW, BECAUSE

I HAVE A NEW BOOK OUT, THIS

IS A VERY EXCITING TIME FOR

YOU BECAUSE YOU'RE ON A BOOK

TOUR ALL OVER THE COUNTRY IN

A BUS.

IN AN R.V., YES.

MY DEAR FRIEND AND I ARE

GOING TO BE TIGE TOURING

THE COUNTRY, ENCOURAGING AND

INSPIRING WOMEN.

AND WE CLOSE THE TOUR AT

LAKEWOOD.

Wendy: MANDY, IT IS SO

GREAT TO SEE YOU, AND YOUR

BOOK IS TERRIFIC, "I'VE

NEVER BEEN TO VEGAS, BUT MY

LUGGAGE HAS."

IT IS AVAILABLE WHEREVER

BOOKS ARE SOLD.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

THANK YOU.

Pat: RENTED A DIAMOND

STORE JUST TO FAKE IT?

THAT'S HORRIBLE.

ANYHOW, IT IS TIME FOR SOME

QUESTIONS.

AND HERE IS THE FIRST ONE

FROM ONE OF OUR VIEWERS WHO

E-MAILED US: "MY WIFE AND I

HAVE BEEN HAPPILY MARRIED

FOR SEVEN YEARS.

BUT WE'VE RUN INTO A

PROBLEM.

I KNOW THE BIBLE SAYS THE

MARRIAGE SHOULD BE

UNDEFIABLE.

MY NEXT DOOR NEIGHBOR, WHO

IS ALSO A CHRISTIAN, WANTS

TO WIFE SWAP FOR AN

EVENING.

IS THIS IN LINE WITH WHAT

GOD WANTS FOR OUR MARRIAGE?

AND HOW SHOULD I TALK TO MY

NEIGHBOR ABOUT IT?"

Pat: YOU TELL YOUR

NEIGHBOR, HAVING SEX WITH

SOMEBODY WHO IS NOT YOUR

WIFE IS CALLED ADULTERY, AND

IT IS THE SEVENTH

COMMANDMENT, THOU SHALT NOT

COMMIT ADULTERY.

AND TELL HIM, HE AND HIS

WIFE, THEY MAY THINK THEY'RE

SWINGERS, BUT THEY'RE

SINNING AGAINST GOD.

THEY'RE ON THE WRONG TRACK.

SAY NO, NO, NO.

THREE EXCLAMATION POINTS.

Wendy: "MY FAMILY AND I

ARE STRUGGLING WITH PAYING

BILLS.

I HAVE BEEN UNEMPLOYED GOING

ON FIVE YEARS.

I AM PRAYING FOR FAVOR.

HOW COME MY FAVOR STILL HAS

NOT COME AND MY FAMILY IS

STILL SUFFERING," CHARLES

WANTS TO KNOW.

Pat: CHARLES, BUDDY, I

THINK YOU'VE GOT TO GET OFF

THE COUCH AND GET OUT AND DO

SOMETHING.

I CAN'T BELIEVE YOU'RE

PRAYING FOR FAVOR.

GO LOOK AT I WASN' AN

OPPORTUNITY.

YOU MAY HAVE TO START LOW,

FLIPPING BURGERS AT BURGER

KING ARE YOU MAY HAVE TO BE

DOING A SURVEY FOR A

TELEPHONE COMPANY.

PEOPLE ARE LOOKING FOR

JOBS.

IF YOU'RE NOT QUALIFIED,

STOP LOOKING FOR,

QUOTE,"FAVOR," AND LOOK AT

THE SKILLS PEOPLE NEED.

YOU CAN TAKE COURSES

ONLINE.

THERE ARE SO MANY COURSES

ONLINE THAT ARE AVAILABLE

ALMOST FOR FREE.

AND GET WITH IT.

DON'T SIT AROUND AND SAY

I'M, QUOTE,"WAITING FOR

FAVOR."

Wendy: BERNARD WRITES,

"I HAVE BEEN ABUSIVE TO MY

WIFE FOR THREE YEARS AND WAS

FINALLY ARRESTED.

IT WAS THEN THAT I

SURRENDERED TO THE LORD AND

REALIZED THAT I HELD A LOT

FROM THE PAST.

I REPENTED AND BEGAN SEEKING

THE LORD.

AND I FELL IN LOVE WITH MY

WIFE.

WE'RE BOTH GOING TO

COUNSELING, SEPARATELY, BUT

MY WIFE WANTS A DIVORCE.

SHE SAID SHE PUT HER

DECISION IN GOD'S HANDS.

WOULD GOD TELL HER TO

DIVORCE ME?"

Pat: HE MIGHT.

YOU MAY BE A PAIN IN THE

NECK AND IT IS TIME TO GET

RID OF YOU.

ACTUALLY, GOD SAYS, I HATE

DIVORCE.

WHAT YOU MIGHT SAY TO YOUR

WIFE, HOW ABOUT A TRIAL

SEPARATION.

LET'S SEE IF WE CAN'T

SEPARATE.

THERE IS NOTHING IN THE

BIBLE THAT SAYS YOU CAN'T

SEPARATE.

AND THE SIN IS REMARRIAGE

AFTER DIVORCE, IT IS NOT

GETTING SEPARATED.

YOU CAN SAY, LET'S GET

APART, BUT I REALLY LOVE

YOU.

AND LET'S SEE IF WE CAN'T

KINDLE OUR RELATIONSHIP.

AND I'VE DONE HORRIBLE

THINGS AND I'M SORRY, AND

GOD HAS FORGIVEN ME AND I

ASK YOU TO FORGIVE ME.

ALL RIGHT.

Wendy: I BELIEVE WE ARE

ALL OUT OF TIME.

Pat: THANK YOU FOR

THOSE QUESTIONS.

THERE ARE SOME TREMENDOUS

QUESTIONS COMING IN.

WE'RE TRYING TO TAKE THEM

THE NEXT DAY AFTER THEY COME

ON THE INTERNET.

SO AS YOU SEND THEM ON THE

INTERNET, WE DON'T HAVE A

BACKLOG NOW.

BUT WE'RE ONLY ABLE TO TAKE

FOUR OR FIVE QUESTIONS.

WE LEAVE YOU WITH TODAY'S

POWER MINUTE FROM PSALM 84:

"FOR JEHOVAH GOD IS OUR

LIGHT AND OUR PROTECTOR.

HE GIVES US GRACE AND

GLORY.

NO GOOD THING WILL HE

WITHHOLD FROM THOSE WHO WALK

ALONG HIS PANTHER."

WELL, TOMORROW, BISHOP T.J.

JAKES IS GOING TO BE WITH,

AND BEST-SELLING AUTHOR JOEL

C. ROSENBERG.

AND ACTOR KEVIN SORBO.

FOR WENDY AND ALL OF US,

THIS IS PAT ROBERTSON, AND

WE WILL SEE YOU TOMORROW.

BYE-BYE.

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