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700 Club Canada: March 27, 2014

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HELLO, I'M BRIAN WARREN.

AND I'M LAURA-LYNN TYLER

THOMPSON. WELCOME TO THE 700

CLUB CANADA.

LAURA-LYNN I KNOW A LOT OF

THING, BECAUSE YOU SHARE SO

MUCH, AND I SO APPRECIATE IT.

BUT HAVE YOU EVER SUFFERED A

SERIOUS INJURY?

WELL, I HAVE ACTUALLY BROKEN

BOTH OF MY ARMS IN MY LIFETIME.

OH, WOW.

AND THEY'RE GIMPED. DO YOU

WANT TO SEE?

PRAY TELL.

I DON'T KNOW IF I SHOULD

SHOW THIS, BUT.

DO IT.

OKAY.

OH, YEAH.

DO YOU SEE THAT THEY'RE ODD?

RIGHT THERE.

LIKE, IF I WAS SUPERMAN, I

ALWAYS BE VEERING OFF TO THE

RIGHT.

YEAH.

WHICH IS NOT GOOD, IF YOU'RE

TRYING TO GET SOMEWHERE

IMPORTANT.

AS A SUPERHERO, I THINK

THAT WOULD CAUSE SOME PROBLEM.

YES. NOW, ON A SERIOUS NOTE,

I HAVE THE DISEASE--

THAT WAS INTERESTING, THOUGH,

BECAUSE YOU CAN PROBABLY DO THE

MACARENA A LITTLE BIT DIFFERENT

THAN MOST PEOPLE.

YEAH. I SHOULD NEVER DANCE.

NO?

NO.

OKAY. ELAINE ON "SEINFELD?"

YES, IT'S BAD. YES.

YEAH, I KNOW. YEAH.

BUT I ALSO HAVE LUPUS. I

HAVE LUPUS, THE DISEASE OF

LUPUS.

OH.

YES. BUT IT'S NOT--

THAT'S SERIOUS.

YEAH, IT'S NOT TOO SERIOUS.

I ALWAYS PRAY AND GOD COVERS ME

AND HAS PROTECTED ME. AND I'M

ABLE TO FUNCTION, AND I DON'T

THINK IT'S LIFE-THREATENING.

BUT YOU KNOW, WE ALL HAVE SOME

THINGS THAT WE DEAL WITH.

YOU LEARN SOMETHING NEW

EVERY DAY. WE HAVE A POWERFUL

SHOW FOR YOU TODAY. IF YOU'RE

SUFFERING FROM PAIN OR ILLNESS,

AND ARE READY TO GIVE UP, WE

HAVE TWO INSPIRATIONAL STORIES

THAT WILL REIGNITE HOPE IN

YOUR LIFE.

NOW, THIS NEXT STORY, BRIAN,

REALLY IMPACTED ME. CATHERINE

WOLF, SHE WAS A YOUNG MOTHER

WHO WAS LIVING THE FAIRY TALE

LIFE, BEAUTIFUL WOMAN. THAT IS,

UNTIL A MASSIVE STROKE DERAILED

EVERYTHING. OH, YOU'LL SEE THAT

IT MAY HAVE ROBBED HER OF SOME

OF HER PHYSICAL CAPABILITIES,

BUT NOT HER HEART.

MM-HMM. SOMETIMES, YOU

JUST HAVE TO CLING TO HOPE WHEN

YOU HAVE NOTHING ELSE.

YES. ALSO TODAY, OUR FRIEND

JOE AMARAL WILL SHARE SOME

INCREDIBLE INSIGHT INTO THE

CULTURE AROUND THE TIME THAT

JESUS WALKED THE EARTH.

MM-HMM. BUT BEFORE WE SEE

THAT, THIS IS HOW GOD HEALED

ONE WOMAN AFTER AN INCREDIBLE

ACT OF FAITH.

PHYLLIS DELOTTO IS AN ACTIVE

SENIOR WHO WALKS SEVERAL MILES

A DAY. BUT ON CHRISTMAS DAY

2011, SHE WOKE UP WITH

EXCRUCIATING BACK PAIN.

IT WAS LIKE A KNIFE CUTTING

IN THE NERVES IN MY BACK. AND

IT WASN'T LIKE THEY CUT THROUGH.

IT WAS LIKE THEY WERE

CONSTANTLY CUTTING. I COULDN'T

DO ANYTHING WHEN MY PAIN WAS

IN MY BACK. AND IT'S REALLY

DEBILITATING WHEN YOU CAN'T DO

ANYTHING.

UNABLE TO GO TO THE DOCTOR,

AND WITH ALL OF HER FAMILY OUT

OF TOWN, PHYLLIS DID THE ONLY

THING SHE KNEW TO DO.

I JUST PRAYED. I PRAYED A

LOT ASKING GOD TO DO SOMETHING

BECAUSE I WAS VIRTUALLY UNABLE

TO DO ANYTHING ABOUT IT.

AFTER THREE DAYS OF BACK PAIN

PHYLLIS TURNED ON THE 700 CLUB

FOR ENCOURAGEMENT.

GORDON WAS PRAYING. HE SAYS,

"I'M GOING TO PRAY FOR

EVERYBODY."

LORD, WE JUST COME INTO

AGREEMENT WITH THOSE WHO ARE

LAYING HANDS ON THAT AREA OF

THE BODY THAT NEEDS HEALING,

AND TOGETHER WE SAY TO THAT

DISEASE, THAT INFIRMITY, THAT

PAIN, "BE GONE," IN JESUS' NAME.

SO I PUT THE BACK PART OF MY

HAND ON MY BACK, AND GORDON

WAS DONE PRAYING. AND I SAID,

"OH," THERE WAS NOT ANY PAIN

THERE. I SLOWLY MOVED MY HAND.

AND I DISCOVERED IT WAS GONE. I

MEAN THAT WAS THE GREATEST

THING EVER HAPPENED TO ME, TO

COME DOWN AND ACTUALLY TOUCH

ME. I MEAN, TO HIM, IT'S JUST A

SMALL THING. BUT TO ME IT

WASN'T. IT WAS SOMETHING GREAT.

THAT VERY SAME DAY PHYLLIS

RETURNED TO HER ACTIVITIES AS

USUAL, WITH NO TRACE OF HER

BACK PAIN. SHE SAYS SHE'LL

NEVER FORGET THE CHRISTMAS

HEALING GOD GAVE HER.

GOD IS ALWAYS THERE. AND

HE'S ALWAYS HEARING. HE HEARS

EVERYTHING. AND HE DOESN'T LET

US BE ALONE. HE DOESN'T STOP

CARING ABOUT US, EVER. AND HE

WANTS US TO KNOW THAT.

WHAT AN AMAZING STORY. I

HOPE THAT PHYLLIS HAS HELPED

SOMEONE WATCHING TODAY TO TAKE

A LEAP OF FAITH. YOU KNOW, IF

YOU HAVE A STORY THAT YOU FEEL

COULD IMPACT SOMEONE ELSE'S

LIFE, LET US KNOW ABOUT IT. WE

WOULD LOVE TO SHOW YOUR STORY

ON THIS PROGRAM.

AND WE'VE BEEN HEARING

ABOUT SO MANY TESTIMONIES JUST

LIKE PHYLLIS, AS WELL. AND

TODAY I WANT TO PRAY WITH YOU.

I PRAY THAT YOU'RE ENCOURAGED.

AND I HAVE SOMETHING THAT I'D

LOVE TO GET INTO YOUR HANDS,

BECAUSE SO MANY TIMES OUR FAITH

LEVEL'S NOT AT A PLACE WHERE WE

COULD EVEN CLAIM THE BLESSING

THAT GOD HAS FOR US. "CAN I BE

HEALED?" ABSOLUTELY, YOU CAN.

JESUS SPEAKS TODAY. HE'S THE

SAME YESTERDAY, TODAY, AND

FOREVER. IT COSTS YOU

ABSOLUTELY NOTHING. THE NUMBER

ON THE SCREEN, 1-855-759-0700.

PRAYER PARTNERS ARE STANDING

BY. YOU KNOW WHAT? I LOOK AT

PHYLLIS, I SEE SOMETHING SO

POWERFUL THAT IN OLD TESTAMENT

AND NEW TESTAMENT, LISTEN TO

WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS IN 103RD

PSALM, IN THE 3RD VERSE: "WHO

FORGIVES ALL YOUR INIQUITIES,

WHO HEALS ALL YOUR DISEASES." I

MEAN, WE HEAR THAT IN THE OLD

TESTAMENT, AND WE SAY, "WELL,

THAT WAS OLD TESTAMENT. THAT

WAS THEN. BUT WHAT ABOUT NOW?"

BUT LISTEN TO THIS, POST-

RESURRECTION THEOLOGY, AND THIS

IS WHAT JESUS SAID. AND THIS IS

THROUGH THE APOSTLE PETER. AND

I LOVE THIS, BECAUSE HE SAYS

THIS. AND IT CAN ALMOST BE

LOST. BUT 1 PETER 2:24 SAYS,

"HE WHO PERSONALLY BORE OUR

SINS IN HIS OWN BODY ON THE

TREE, AS ON THE ALTAR OFFERED

HIMSELF. AND BY HIS WOUNDS,

WE'VE BEEN HEALED." LET'S PRAY

TOGETHER. LET'S TOUCH AND AGREE

LAURA-LYNN. FATHER, WE ASK YOU

EVEN NOW, AS YOUR PEOPLE LAY

HANDS ON THEMSELVES, AND WE

BLEND FAITH TOGETHER WITH THE

700 CLUB CANADA, WE PRAY THAT

THAT SPIRIT OF INFIRMITY WOULD

BE BOUND AND CAST OUT NOW, IN

JESUS' NAME. I PRAY THAT THOSE

NECK MUSCLES WOULD NOW RESTORE

THEIR FUNCTIONS, THOSE BACKS

WOULD ALIGN UP, AND, FATHER,

THOSE SPURS WOULD BE BROKEN,

IN JESUS' NAME. AMEN.

AMEN. FATHER, WE JUST COME

INTO AGREEMENT, LORD. WE KNOW

THAT YOU ARE OUR HEALER, THAT

YOU TAKE ALL OF OUR INFIRMITIES

AND YOU ARE ABLE TO HEAL US.

WE THANK YOU, JESUS, THAT YOU

ARE FAITHFUL. AND WE PUT ALL

OUR HOPE AND ALL OUR TRUST IN

YOU. AMEN.

AMEN.

HM.

WELL, IF YOU IDENTIFY WITH

THAT PRAYER, 1-855-759-0700.

PRAYER PARTNERS ARE STANDING

BY. AND WE BLEND FAITH TOGETHER

WITH YOU. ONE OF THE THINGS

THAT WE BELIEVE MORE THAN

ANYTHING ELSE IS THAT GOD IS

THE SAME YESTERDAY, TODAY, AND

FOREVER. AND JESUS SPEAKS TODAY.

YOU KNOW, THAT'S WHY WE'RE

HERE WITH THE 700 CLUB CANADA,

BECAUSE WE TAKE YOU THERE. IF

YOU CAN'T GET OUT OF THAT

HOSPITAL BED, IF YOU CAN'T GET

OUT OF THAT PRISON CELL, WE

COME TO YOU. AND WE REALLY

APPRECIATE THE OPPORTUNITY TO

TOUCH FAITH AND BLEND IT

TOGETHER, AND BELIEVE GOD.

YES, WE DO. AND YOU KNOW

WHAT? THERE IS POWER IN

AGREEMENT. AND WE KNOW THAT

WHEN OUR FAITH COMES TOGETHER

BETWEEN BRIAN AND I, AND WHEN

YOU JUST JOIN WITH US, GOD

HEARS OUR PRAYERS, AND HE

ANSWERS.

AMEN.

WELCOME TO THIS "HOPE TO

GO." I LOVE EVERY TIME WE GET

AN OPPORTUNITY TO SPEND TIME

TOGETHER IN THE WORD OF GOD.

TODAY I WANT TO TALK TO YOU

ABOUT "KEEP HOPE ALIVE." YOU

KNOW, HOPE HAS BEEN DEFINED AS

A FIRM EXPECTATION AND HAPPY

ANTICIPATION OF GOOD THINGS TO

COME. YET TODAY, MANY PEOPLE

ARE AFRAID TO HOPE BECAUSE

THEY'VE EXPERIENCED SO MUCH

HURT AND DISAPPOINTMENT THAT

THEY DON'T THINK THAT THEY CAN

FACE ANY MORE PAIN. RATHER THAN

BEING HURT AGAIN, THEY SIMPLY

REFUSE TO HOPE THAT ANYTHING

GOOD WILL EVER HAPPEN TO THEM.

THIS TYPE OF WRONG THINKING AND

BEHAVIOR SETS UP A NEGATIVE

LIFESTYLE. EVERYTHING BECOMES

NEGATIVE BECAUSE THEIR THOUGHTS

ARE NEGATIVE. PROVERBS 23:7

SAYS, "FOR AS A MAN THINKS IN

HIS HEART, SO IS HE." YOU KNOW,

TODAY'S FOCUS, THIS "HOPE TO

GO," "KEEP HOPE ALIVE," IS

IMPORTANT. ONE OF THE GREATEST

REVELATIONS OF MY LIFE TOOK

PLACE WHEN I DISCOVERED I CAN

THINK ON PURPOSE. IN OTHER

WORDS, I DON'T HAVE TO JUST

THINK WHATEVER FALLS INTO MY

MIND. I CAN CHOOSE TO THINK

POSITIVE. SO I WANT TO GIVE YOU

SOME ABC'S TO REKINDLE HOPE

AND KEEP HOPE ALIVE. NUMBER 1,

WRITE THIS DOWN, "BELIEVE THE

WORD OF GOD." MARK 5, IT TALKS

ABOUT A WOMAN WHO HAD AN

ISSUE OF BLOOD. THIS IS WHAT IT

SAYS: "A WOMAN IN THE CROWD

HAD SUFFERED FOR 12 YEARS WITH

CONSTANT BLEEDING. SHE HAD

SUFFERED A GREAT DEAL FROM MANY

DOCTORS. AND OVER THE YEARS SHE

HAD SPENT EVERYTHING THAT SHE

HAD TO PAY THEM. BUT SHE HAD

GOTTEN NO BETTER. IN FACT, SHE

HAD GOTTEN WORSE." THAT'S WHAT

MARK 5:25-26 SAYS. THIS WOMAN

BELIEVED, THOUGH, THE WORD OF

GOD. SHE HAD LOST HER MONEY,

BUT SHE NEVER LOST HOPE. SHE

WAS SO OUT TO THE WORD OF GOD.

SHE BELIEVED, IN THIS MULTITUDE,

TO SUCH A DEGREE THAT SHE WAS

WILLING TO RISK LIFE AND LIMB

TO GET TO JESUS. THERE WAS NO

INDECISION. SHE BELIEVED JESUS.

LISTEN TO WHAT ROMANS 10:17

SAYS: "THEN FAITH COMES BY

HEARING AND HEARING BY THE

WORD OF GOD." YOU'RE GETTING

FAITH RIGHT NOW BY LISTENING TO

THIS AND EXPERIENCING THIS

MOMENT. SHE WAS CONVINCED IN

HER HEART OF HEARTS TO PUT

FAITH IN ACTION, IN THIS CROWD,

TO RECEIVE HER HEALING THROUGH

JESUS. WHAT YOU HAVE TO DO, AND

B, THE SECOND THING, IS THIS,

HOLD ON TO THE WORD. LISTEN TO

WHAT 5:27 OF MARK SAYS: "SHE

HAD HEARD ABOUT JESUS, SO SHE

CAME UP BEHIND HIM THROUGH THE

CROWD AND TOUCHED HIS ROBE."

THIS DESPERATE SISTER CONFESSED

GOD'S WORD. SHE WAS DECLARING

JESUS TO BE THE PROMISED

MESSIAH, THE CHRIST, THE SON OF

THE LIVING GOD, ACCORDING TO

MALACHI 4:2: "BUT TO YOU WHO

FEAR MY NAME, THE SON OF

RIGHTEOUSNESS SHALL ARISE WITH

HEALING IN HIS WINGS. AND YOU

SHALL GO OUT AND GROW FAT LIKE

STALL-FATTED CALVES." MY

GOODNESS, SHE WAS THOROUGHLY

CONVINCED WITH HER HEART OF

HEARTS, AND THE DEPTH OF HER

SOUL THAT JESUS WAS ABLE AND

WILLING TO HEAL HER ON THE SPOT

AND WITH STRONG CONVICTION, SHE

PUT HER ACTION TOGETHER. AND

THAT'S SPOKE VOLUMES. IT TELLS

US TO BELIEVE TO WORD, HOLD ON

TO THE WORD, AND FINALLY, ACT

ON THE WORD. LISTEN TO THIS,

FINAL, MARK 5:28 TELLS US, "FOR

SHE THOUGHT TO HERSELF, 'IF I

CAN JUST TOUCH THE HEM OF HIS

ROBE, I WILL BE HEALED.

IMMEDIATELY, THE BLEEDING

STOPPED AND SHE COULD FEEL IN

HER BODY THAT SHE HAD BEEN

HEALED OF HER TERRIBLE

CONDITION. THIS DESPERATE

WOMAN ACTED ON WHAT SHE

BELIEVED, AND CONFESSED FAITH

IN JESUS BY TOUCHING THE HEM

OF HIS GARMENT. THIS IMPLIES

THAT BELIEVING GOD'S WORD AND

TAKING PHYSICAL ACTIONS THAT

CORRESPOND WITH WHAT IS

BELIEVED IN THE HEART, AND

CONFESSED WITH THE MOUTH IS

IMPORTANT TO EXPERIENCING

SUPERNATURAL MANIFESTATIONS.

LIKE THE WOMAN WHO HAD THE

FLOW OF BLOOD, WHATEVER THE

NEED, DIVINE HEALING, DIVINE

WEALTH, FAMILY, STUDY WHAT

GOD'S WORD, HIS WRITTEN WORD,

SAYS, AND THEN BELIEVE,

CONFESS, AND ACT, AND RECEIVE

WHAT GOD'S WRITTEN WORD SAYS.

AND THAT IS YOUR HOPE TO GO.

YOU KNOW, TODAY MAYBE YOU

FEEL LIKE JOB. IN JOB 7:6, IT

SAYS, "MY DAYS ARE FILLED WITH

THE LOSS OF HOPE." WELL, DO YOU

KNOW WHAT? THERE IS GOOD NEWS

IN THE WORD. IT SAYS, "BE OF

GOOD COURAGE, AND HE WILL

STRENGTHEN YOUR HEART, ALL YOU

WHO HOPE IN THE LORD." WHERE

DO WE GET OUR HOPE FROM? IT IS

FROM GOD, AND GOD ALONE.

THAT'S WHAT BRIAN IS TALKING

ABOUT TODAY. AND THAT IS FOR

YOU. COMING UP NEXT, MORE

HIDDEN SECRETS FOUND IN THE

BIBLE.

SOMETIMES WHEN WE READ THE

BIBLE, A LOT OF TIMES, WE

FORGET TO FACTOR IN THE FACT

THAT THESE ARE NORMAL PEOPLE.

THE BIBLE IS FILLED WITH

EVERYDAY PEOPLE WITH EVERYDAY

PROBLEMS. AND OUR TENDENCY AS

CHRISTIANS IS TO SPIRITUALIZE

EVERYTHING SOMETIMES. AND YES,

WE NEED TO UNDERSTAND THE

DIVINITY OF JESUS. BUT WE ALSO

NEED TO UNDERSTAND THE

HUMANITY OF JESUS, AND

UNDERSTAND THE HUMANITY OF

THE PEOPLE THAT HE DEALT WITH.

A LOT OF TIMES PEOPLE THINK,

"WELL, BECAUSE ISRAEL ARE GOD'S

CHOSEN PEOPLE, THAT SOMEHOW

INNATELY THEY'RE PERFECT AND

EVERYBODY IN ISRAEL WAS PRAYING

ALL THE TIME, AND THERE'S NO

SIN, AND EVERYBODY FLOATS

AROUND THROUGH THE WESTERN

WALL. COME ON, THIS IS A LAND

FILLED WITH PEOPLE, EVERYDAY,

NORMAL PEOPLE. AND FOR US, AS

CHRISTIANS, WHEN WE COME TO

THE TEXT AND WE SEE THINGS, WE

ALWAYS LOOK AT IT FROM A NORTH

AMERICAN PERSPECTIVE. AND A LOT

OF TIMES WE JUST FAIL TO

UNDERSTAND, "HANG ON A SECOND,

THESE ARE PEOPLE. THEY HAD

CULTURE, THEY HAD PRACTICES,

THEY HAD TRADITIONS. AND JESUS

AS A MAN OF THE PEOPLE, AS A

JEWISH MAN, HE ALWAYS RESPECTS

AND FOLLOWS THOSE TRADITIONS.

TODAY WE TALK ABOUT THE EASTERN

GATE. IN THE PAST FEW SEGMENTS

WE TALKED ABOUT JESUS COMING

INTO THE CITY. WE TALKED ABOUT

HIM BEING THE PASSOVER LAMB,

AND ALL OF THESE AMAZING THINGS

ABOUT THE LAMB. BUT TODAY I

WANT TO TALK ABOUT WHY THE

EASTERN GATE? THERE ARE SEVERAL

GATES COMING INTO THE CITY. WHY

DID HE GO THROUGH THAT GATE ON

THAT DATE? AND IT'S AN

IMPORTANT QUESTION. AND AGAIN,

OUR ANSWER ALWAYS HAS TO BE

FIRMLY ROOTED IN THE BIBLE.

LOOK AT WHAT IT SAYS IN EZEKIEL

44:1-2. IT SAYS, "THEN THE MAN

BROUGHT ME BACK (WHERE?) TO

THE OUTER GATE OF THE SANCTUARY

THE ONE FACING EAST. AND IT WAS

SHUT. THE LORD SAID TO ME,

'THIS GATE IS TO REMAIN SHUT.

IT MUST NOT BE OPENED. NO ONE

MAY ENTER THROUGH IT. IT'S TO

REMAIN SHUT BECAUSE THE LORD,

THE GOD OF ISRAEL, HAS ENTERED

THROUGH IT.'" I MEAN, WHEN I

SAY THIS IN A CHURCH, I'M

ALWAYS LOOKING FOR THE BIG,

THE "WOW" MOMENT, DID YOU

HEAR WHAT GOD SAID? HE SAID,

"ONE DAY I, THE GOD OF ISRAEL,

I'M GOING TO WALK IN THROUGH

THE EASTERN GATE, AND I WANT

YOU TO SHUT IT AFTER I'VE

WALKED THROUGH." IF I COULD

TAKE YOU TO JERUSALEM, I WOULD

SHOW YOU THE EASTERN GATE AS IT

IS TODAY. IT IS SEALED SHUT

BECAUSE THE MOSLEMS WHO WERE

IN CHARGE OF THE CITY AT THE TIE

OF THE BUILDING, THEY ALSO

HEARD A PROPHECY. AND THEY

HEARD ONE DAY, A JEWISH

MESSIAH IS GOING TO COME. AND

HE'S GOING TO DELIVER ISRAEL

FROM WHOEVER IS CONTROLLING

HIM. AND THEY SAID, "THAT'S US.

WE'VE GOT TO DO SOMETHING TO

KEEP THIS MESSIAH OUT OF

JERUSALEM." SO THEY DECIDED TO

BOARD UP THE GATE BY PUTTING

STONES IN FRONT OF IT. AND

THEIR WHOLE HOPE WAS TO PREVENT

PROPHECY FROM TAKING PLACE. BUT

LOOK AT HOW GOD WORKS. WHEN

THE MOSLEMS CLOSED THE GATE,

GOD DIDN'T SAY, "OH, NO, MY

PLAN IS RUINED. HOW AM I GOING

TO SEND MY MESSIAH BACK

THROUGH THAT GATE?" NO, NO, NO.

GOD SAID, "IN FACT, AFTER I

COME THROUGH THAT GATE, I WANT

YOU TO SEAL IT SO PEOPLE WILL

KNOW THAT I HAVE COME THROUGH

IT." THAT GATE IS SEALED TO

THIS DAY. WHY? BECAUSE JESUS,

WHO WAS GOD IN THE FLESH,

WALKED THROUGH THE GATE.

I LOVE THAT. GREAT INSIGHT.

THANK YOU SO MUCH, JEFF.

HM. YOU KNOW, THE MISSION OF

THE 700 CLUB CANADA IS TO BRING

YOU WHAT BRIAN WARREN WAS

TALKING ABOUT EARLIER, HOPE, TO

LET YOU KNOW THAT GOD HAS A

PURPOSE AND A PLAN, THAT HE HAS

A DAY OF VINDICATION, A DAY

WHEN HE IS BRINGING YOU YOUR

BREAKTHROUGH. THERE IS HOPE.

MAYBE TODAY YOU FEEL LIKE

THINGS AREN'T QUITE GOING THE

WAY THAT YOU'D LIKE THEM TO.

YOU WONDER WHERE GOD IS,

WHEN IS HE GOING TO SHOW UP?

WE'RE HERE TO SAY, "WE JOIN OUR

FAITH WITH YOURS TO LET YOU

KNOW, HE IS SHOWING UP, AND HE

IS SHOWING OUT. ALL YOU NEED TO

DO IS TRUST HIM. BUT WE NEED

YOUR HELP.

AND THAT IS SO EASY, BECAUSE

WE ARE GOING TO INVITE YOU NOW

TO BE A PART OF THIS MISSION.

FOR JUST $20 A MONTH, YOU CAN

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MM-HMM. AND AS OUR THANK

YOU FOR YOUR GENEROSITY, WE

WOULD LOVE TO SEND YOU THIS

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MM-HMM. UP NEXT, A

HEART-BREAKING STORY BECOMES A

PLATFORM TO SHARE THE SEALING

POWER OF GOD.

CAN I SAY HI?

YES.

HI. THAT'S WEIRD. HI. I'M

CATHERINE WOLF, AND AT 26 YEARS

OLD, I HAD A MASSIVE BRAIN

STROKE, AND ALMOST DIED. WAS

THAT ALL?

MY NAME IS JAY WOLF. AND,

UM, WHAT WAS THE OTHER

QUESTION? I FORGOT IT ALREADY.

SO CATHERINE AND I ARE BOTH

FROM THE DEEP SOUTH. WE WENT

TO COLLEGE TOGETHER AT STANFORD

UNIVERSITY. FRESHMAN YEAR, WE

MET IN THE CAFETERIA, AND WE

BONDED OVER FOOD THERE. I

WEASELED MY WAY INTO HER

AFFECTIONS OVER SOME TIME.

AFTER WE GRADUATED COLLEGE, WE

HAD A HUGE BLOWOUT WEDDING

THAT FALL. DEEP SOUTH, ALL THE

FAMILY, ALL SOUTHERN-FRIED

GOODNESS.

IN THAT DAY, ON NOVEMBER 6,

2004, BEGAN THIS JUST RADICAL

LOVE STORY OF DEVOTION, OF

HANGING IN THERE WITH SOMEONE

FOR WORSE, IN SICKNESS, FOREVER.

WORDS THAT OUR CULTURE DOESN'T

EVEN UNDERSTAND TODAY IN

REGARDS TO MARRIAGE.

OUR LIFE WAS WONDERFUL. I WAS

DOING SOME COMMERCIAL PRINT

MODELING, AND JAMES WOULD BE

BOOKED ON MODELING GIGS WITH

ME TO BE A MOTHER/SON TEAM.

AND WE WERE LIVING A DREAM.

ALL THAT CHANGED PRETTY

RADICALLY ONE MORNING IN APRIL.

I WAS COOKING, AND MY HANDS

WENT NUMB. MY ARMS WENT

NUMB. MY LEGS WENT NUMB.

I LOOKED DOWN IN HER PUPILS

AND THEY WERE COMPLETELY

DILATED AND BLACK. AND I KNEW

SOMETHING WAS REALLY WRONG.

AND I YELLED AND SCREAMED OVER

HER. AND I CALLED 9-1-1

IMMEDIATELY.

IT WAS QUITE A CRITICAL

SITUATION. THE MAJORITY OF

PATIENTS THAT PRESENT WITH A

BLEEDING OF THAT MAGNITUDE AND

AND WITH A BASAL MALFORMATION

OF THAT SIZE, THEY

UNFORTUNATELY DIE WHEN THEY

ARRIVE IN THAT CONDITION.

THE SURGERY THAT WAS

SUPPOSED TO LAST 8 HOURS LASTED

12, AND THEN, ULTIMATELY, 16.

SO I GOT BY MYSELF IN THE

PRAYER CHAPEL AT UCLA, AND I

BEGAN PRAYING AND CRYING

THROUGH THE BOOK OF JOB AND

ROMANS. THE MORNING OF APRIL 22

DR. GONZALES CAME OUT INTO THE

WAITING ROOM AS THE SUN WAS

RISING, AND HE WAS ABSOLUTELY

JUST TIRED AND EXHAUSTED,

BEDRAGGLED-LOOKING. AND HE

SAID, "WELL, SHE SURVIVED THE

SURGERY BUT THERE WILL BE

DEFICITS. WE JUST DON'T KNOW

WHAT THOSE WILL BE YET. SHE

MAY BE IN A VEGETATIVE STATE,

OR PARALYZED, BUT SHE IS

ALIVE."

AROUND ONE OR TWO HOURS

AFTER FINISHING THE SURGERY I

RECEIVED A CALL FROM THE NURSES

OF THE ICU. AND I WAS EXPECTING

THE WORST. BUT THE NURSES WERE

ABSOLUTELY SURPRISED. THEY WERE

CALLING ME BECAUSE CATHERINE

WAS FOLLOWING COMMANDS. THEY

WERE ASKING HER TO SHOW TWO

FINGERS, AND SHE WAS DOING

THAT. AND I COULDN'T BELIEVE

IT. NORMALLY, THAT DOESN'T

HAPPEN TO PATIENTS THAT UNDERGO

A SURGERY OF THIS MAGNITUDE.

SO I RUN TO THE ICU TO SEE HER.

AND SHE WAS FOLLOWING

COMMANDS. AND THAT WAS THE

FIRST OF MANY MIRACLES THAT

HAPPENED WITH CATHERINE.

WAKING UP IN THE ACUTE REHAB

ALMOST TWO MONTHS AFTER MY

BRAIN STEM STROKE WAS SURREAL

IN EVERY SENSE OF THE WORD. I

JUST COULDN'T QUITE CATCH ON.

SO, LIKE, "OH, OKAY, THIS IS

WHAT I DO NOW. I LAY HERE FOR

DAYS, AND NIGHTS, AND WEEKS,

AND MONTHS." AND WHILE I WAS

OKAY, AND ENGAGING, AND

EMBRACING MY NEW LIFE, THERE

WAS THIS STRANGE, HORRIBLE

SADNESS.

BECAUSE OF THE TRACH, AND

ALSO SOME PARALYSIS IN HER

MOUTH AND ON HER TONGUE, SHE

REALLY COULDN'T SPEAK. SIMILAR

TO HER LOVE OF FOOD, CATHERINE

ALSO LOVES TO TALK, AS ANYBODY

WHO KNOWS HER WOULD SAY.

SO I WOULD USE A LETTER

BOARD, AND I WOULD TYPE WITH MY

WORKING LEFT HAND LETTERS. AND

THAT WOULD SPEAK WORDS. SO I

WOULD FRANTICALLY, OVER AND

OVER, CRANK OUT ON THAT LETTER

BOARD, "I'M THE SAME ON THE

INSIDE. I'M THE SAME ON THE

INSIDE. I'M THE SAME ON THE

INSIDE."

ALMOST FOUR MONTHS AFTER

CATHERINE'S STROKE, WE MADE

THE DECISION TO MOVE UP TO

CASA COLINA, WHICH WAS A LONGER

TERM REHAB FACILITY.

SWALLOWING THERAPISTS THERE SAT

ME DOWN AND TOLD ME TO PREPARE

MYSELF FOR THE WORST-CASE

SCENARIO, WHICH WAS MOST LIKELY

FOR CATHERINE THAT SHE PROBABLY

NEVER WOULD SWALLOW AGAIN.

EATING IS ABOUT SO MUCH

MORE THAN JUST FOOD

CONSUMPTION. EATING IS LIFE.

EATING IS WHAT HUMANS DO. IT'S

HOW THEY SOCIALIZE. NOW IF YOU

CAN'T EAT, VERY, VERY

ISOLATING, BECAUSE YOU'RE NO

LONGER A PARTICIPANT IN LIFE,

YOU'RE WATCHING LIFE. SO JAY

AND I RETURNED TO OUR LITTLE

HOUSE RIGHT OUTSIDE OF THE

BRAIN REHAB. AND MY IN-LAWS HAD

FLOWN IN. NOW, I LOOKED UP AND

MY THREE SISTERS-IN-LAW ARE

PLAYING WITH MY SON. AND I'M

THINKING, "GOD MADE A MISTAKE.

I SHOULD HAVE DIED. I CAN'T

EAT. I CAN'T WALK. I CAN'T TAKE

CARE OF MY SON. MY FACE IS

MESSED UP. I CAN'T HEAR. I

CAN'T SEE. I CAN'T DO ANYTHING.

SURELY, THIS IS NOT RIGHT. THIS

IS A MISTAKE." AND BEFORE THAT

THOUGHT COULD EVEN FULLY LAND,

I HAD THIS MOMENT OF,

"CATHERINE, ARE YOU CRAZY? I

KNOW BETTER THAN YOU KNOW. I'M

GOD, YOU'RE NOT, A, AND B, I

DON'T MAKE MISTAKES. SO THERE

IS PURPOSE IN ALL OF THIS. JUST

WAIT. YOU'LL SEE." AND AFTER

OVER A YEAR IN THAT NEURO-REHAB

I GOT TO LEAVE. AND I HEALED

TREMENDOUSLY. NOTHING WAS

PERFECT, AS YOU CAN SEE,

NOTHING IS PERFECT. AND I DOUBT

IT EVER WILL BE PERFECT AGAIN.

AND ACTUALLY, IT WASN'T PERFECT

BEFORE. I WAS ALLOWED TO EAT

FOOD AGAIN ON MARCH 25, 2009.

AND IT WAS A GLORIOUS DAY WHEN

I WAS ALLOWED TO EAT AFTER 11

MONTHS OF NO FOOD. I BEGAN TO

WALK AGAIN ON OCTOBER 21, 2009,

WHICH WAS EXACTLY 18 MONTHS

AFTER MY BRAIN RUPTURE. IN

OCTOBER OF 2010, I WENT IN FOR

MY ROUTINE CHECKUP WITH MY

NEUROSURGEON. NOW, THIS IS TWO-

AND-A-HALF YEARS, ALMOST, AFTER

THE RUPTURE OF MY ABM. HE HELD

BACK TEARS AS HE TOLD US THAT I

HAVE A SMALL ANEURISM BEHIND

MY LEFT EYE. SO I WANT TO

COMMUNICATE TO YOU THAT I

DON'T HANG OUT AT THAT PLACE OF

FEAR, OF QUESTIONING WHAT MIGHT

HAPPEN. I THINK THERE'S

SOMETHING PROFOUND ABOUT

HOPE. I THINK THERE'S

SOMETHING SO MEANINGFUL WHEN

YOU CLING TO SOMETHING BEYOND

WHAT YOU KNOW AND UNDERSTAND.

AND WHEN THAT'S IN THERE, DEEP

IN YOUR HEAD, AND IN YOUR HEART

AND YOU BELIEVE IT WITH EVERY

OUNCE OF YOUR BODY, SOMETHING

HAPPENS. WHEN IT HURTS THE MOST

HOPE HEALS.

YOU KNOW, THERE ARE SOME

STORIES THAT WE SEE ON THE 700

CLUB CANADA THAT MAKE MOST OF

OUR PROBLEMS PALE IN

COMPARISON. I DON'T KNOW WHAT

YOU'RE FACING TODAY. I KNOW

THAT I'VE HAD THINGS KICK ME

IN THE GUT. THEY WERE MY

PERSONAL PROBLEMS, MY

DILEMMAS, THOSE TERRIBLE

ADVERSITIES THAT BROUGHT, YOU

KNOW, WOUNDS TO MY SOUL. AND I

KNOW THAT YOU FACE THAT EVERY

DAY, TOO. THERE IS HOPE IN ONE

PLACE ALONE. WHEN WE DON'T

KNOW HOW WE'RE GOING TO FIX IT,

WHEN WE DON'T KNOW WHAT WE

CAN DO TO MAKE IT BETTER, YOU

FACE SOMETHING AS BAD AS WE SAW

IN THIS LAST STORY, I MEAN, HOW

DO YOU GET THROUGH? I DON'T

KNOW. IT'S SO PAINFUL. BUT I DO

KNOW THERE IS A GOD. AND I KNOW

HE SEES YOU. AND I KNOW HE

KNOWS THE ANSWER. AND I KNOW

THAT HE KNOWS HOW TO BRING JOY

OUT OF TREMENDOUS PAIN. I

ALWAYS GO TO THE WORD. I DON'T

KNOW IF YOU LOVE THE WORD OF

GOD. BUT I WILL TELL YOU THAT

THIS IS LIFE. THIS WILL CHANGE

YOUR LIFE. THIS WILL BREATHE

HOPE AND JOY INTO YOUR

CIRCUMSTANCE. PSALMS 33:18 SAYS,

"BEHOLD THE EYE OF THE LORD IS

ON THOSE WHO FEAR HIM, ON THOSE

WHO HOPE IN HIS MERCY TO DELIVER

THEIR SOUL FROM DEATH, AND TO

KEEP THEM ALIVE IN FAMINE. OUR

SOUL WAITS FOR THE LORD. HE IS

OUR HELP AND OUR SHIELD. FOR

OUR HEART SHALL REJOICE IN HIM

BECAUSE WE HAVE TRUSTED IN

HIS HOLY NAME. LET YOUR MERCY,

O LORD, BE UPON US JUST AS WE

HOPE IN YOU." OUR HOPE IS IN

GOD. YOUR HOPE TODAY CAN BE IN

GOD.

AMEN, LAURA-LYNN. YOU KNOW,

WHEN I WAS LISTENING TO YOU

QUOTING IN THE PSALMS, I WAS

ALSO DRAWN TO, "BLESSED BE THE

GOD AND FATHER OF OUR LORD,

JESUS CHRIST, THE FATHER OF ALL

MERCY, THE GOD OF ALL COMFORT,

WHO COMFORTS US IN OUR TROUBLE

THAT WE CAN COMFORT ANYONE

ELSE." I'D LIKE TO PRAY WITH

YOU. BUT I'D LIKE TO GET YOU

SOMETHING, AS WELL. DO YOU NEED

A LITTLE HELP PERSEVERING? BUT

HOLD ON, DON'T GIVE UP. DON'T

QUIT, BECAUSE YOUR BEST DAY'S

AHEAD. FATHER, IN THE NAME OF

JESUS, FOR THAT MAN AND THAT

WOMAN WHO HAVE BEEN

HURTING FOR SUCH A LONG TIME,

WE PRAY NOW IN AGREEMENT AND

BLEND FAITH THAT YOUR SPIRIT

WOULD BRING STRENGTH AND

PERSEVERANCE NOW. IN JESUS'

NAME. AMEN.

AMEN. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR

JOINING US. UNTIL NEXT TIME,

I'M LAURA-LYNN TYLER

THOMPSON.

AND I'M BRIAN WARREN. HAVE A

GREAT DAY.

GOD BLESS.

COMING UP ON TOMORROW'S

SHOW--

I FIGURE IF I'M GOING TO

HELL, I'M GOING TO ENJOY MYSELF.

AND I'M GOING TO GO DOWN THAT

PATH. IT WAS LEADING ME INTO

OCCULTISM.

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