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The 700 Club - March 28, 2014

With Jorge on active duty in the military, his family knew that time together was precious, especially since 15-year-old Victoria was diagnosed with brain cancer. Plus, Double pneumonia puts Yvonne on life support and in a medically induced ... ... Read Transcript


NO WE HAVE ALL BEEN JUDGED!

GORDAN: INSIDE THE EPIC MOVIE

"NOAH"

WE'LL GO BEHIND THE SCENES OF

THE NEW BLOCK BUSTER.

THIS IS A SWEEPING EPIC.

GORDAN: PLUS A QUESTION FOR

GOD IN A TRIP TO HEAVEN ON

TODAY'S "700 CLUB."

GORDAN: WELCOME TO "THE 700

CLUB."

THE CIVIL WAR IN SYRIA IS

SPILLING OVER INTO ITS

NEIGHBORS.

THAT IS A MAJOR CONCERN FOR

ISRAEL.

THE C.I.A. SHOULD BE A CONCERN

FOR AMERICA AS WELL.

TERRY: THE WAR IS BEING RUN

BY AL-QAEDA AND IRAN, WITH

HUNDREDS OF JIHADIS FIGHTING IN

SYRIA, THERE ARE FEARS THEY WILL

BRING IT TO THE WEST.

CHRIS MITCHELL HAS MORE FROM

JERUSALEM.

REPORTER: ARMORED PERSONNEL

CARRIERS RUSH TO OPPONENTS OF

BASHAR ASSAD.

WHY SHOULD WE CARE?

BECAUSE IT HAPPENED AT BEIRUT,

LEBANON AND SPREAD WELL I DON'T

KNOW SYRIA'S BORDERS.

THEY PRAISED THE TURKISH AIR

FORCE FOR SHOOTING DOWN A PLANE

AFTER IT VIOLATED TURKEY'S AIR

SPACE.

IF YOU VIOLATE OUR BORDER, IT

WILL BE HARD, THEREFORE I

CONGRATULATE OUR CHIEF OF

GENERAL STAFF AND OUR PILOT.

REPORTER: ALSO LAST WEEK

ISRAELI WAR PLANES STRUCK

MILITARY POSTS AFTER A ROADSIDE

BOMBING WOUNDED FOUR SOLDIERS IN

THE GO LAND HEIGHTS.

IT WAS SOME OF THE WORST

FIGHTING IN DECADES ISRAEL

DOESN'T WANT A WAR WITH SYRIA

AND NETANYAHU GOVERNMENT HAS

TRIED TO STEER CLEAR OF ASSAD.

THE

FOR EXAMPLE, THE HAMAS STATE

LED IN GAZA THAT WE WILL HAVE

PERIODIC ROUNDS OF VIOLENCE IN

WHICH HEZBOLLAH OR THE ASSAD

REGIME OR OTHER SECTORS OF THE

BORDER, THE REBEL SIDE WILL TRY

TO READDRESS THE BALANCE

REPORTER: MUSLIM REBEL GROUPS

GAINING GROUND NEAR THE TURKISH

BORDER MEANWHILE DESERTING A

CHRISTIAN TOWN.

THEY SHOUT VICTORY FROM ALAW WE

SHALL SOON CONQUER.

AL-QAEDA ISN'T THE ONLY

ADDITIONAL PLAYER.

DURING A FIELD HOSPITAL VISIT,

PRIME MINISTER BENJAMIN

NETANYAHU MET SOME OF THE SYRIAN

WOUNDED AND POINTED TO IRAN AS

THE ASSAD CHIEF SPONSOR.

WHO SUPPLIED THE WEAPONS AND

GIVING INSTRUCTIONS AND BACKING

FOR THE BUTCHERY?

AIRAN.

THAT IS THE BAD.

HERE IS THE GOOD RIGHT HERE.

REPORTER: ASSAD VICTORY IN

SYRIA IS A VICTORY FOR IRAN.

IMMENSE DEFEAT FOR THE U.S.

INTERESTS WHICH SEES OR OUGHT TO

SEE THE IRAN-LED BLOCK AS THE

MOST POWERFUL CHALLENGE TO

WESTERN ALLIES IN THE MIDDLE

EAST.

REPORTER: CHRIS MITCHELL, CBN

NEWS, JERUSALEM.

GORDAN: NEWS TODAY IS THAT

SECRET DOCUMENTS FROM TURKEY

WERE LEAKED ONLINE SHOWING THEY

WERE PREPARING FOR INVASIONS

INTO SYRIA IF THINGS DIDN'T CALM

DOWN ON THEIR BORDER.

WE'LL BE TRACKING IT AND

BRINGING YOU THE LATEST ON THIS

CONFLICT.

THE MIDDLE EAST ISN'T THE ONLY

POWDERED KEG WE ARE KEEPING AN

EYE ON.

THERE ARE CONCERNS RUSSIA IS

PREPARING TO INVADE UKRAINE.

REPORTER: NEARLY 100,000

RUSSIAN TROOPS ALONG UKRAINE'S

BORDER.

THEY ARE NOT JUST NEAR THE

CRIMEAN BORDER BUT ALL OF THE

UKRAINE SHARED BORDERS WITH

RUSSIA.

THURSDAY, RUSSIA DEPLOYED

FORCES.

WE NEED TECHNICAL AND

MILITARY SUPPORT TO OVERHAUL THE

UKRAINE MILITARY TO MODERNIZE

IT.

BE READY TO WIN.

MEANWHILE THE INTERNATIONAL

MONETARY FUND PLEDGED UP TO 18

BILLION DOLLARS.

U.S. CONGRESS IS BACKING

LEGISLATION TO PLEDGE ONE

BILLION DOLLARS IN AID.

PRESIDENT OBAMA SAYS MORE THAN

SIX MILLION AMERICANS HAVE

SIGNED UP FOR HEALTH INSURANCE

THROUGH 'OBAMACARE.' SOME

CRITICS QUESTION IF THE NEW

NUMBERS ARE VALID.

REPORTER: THE WHITE HOUSE

SAYS THEY SIGNED UP SIX MILLION

THROUGH 'OBAMACARE.' WE KNOW

IT IS A MIX AND A LOT.

CONSERVATIVES QUESTION THE

NUMBERS.

SIMPLY SELECTED A PLAN.

REPORTER: 'OBAMACARE' RAN

INTO MORE PROBLEMS MOVING THE

DEADLINE TO APRIL 15TH.

HOUSE SPEAKER BOEHNER CALLS THE

EXTENSION A JOKE.

IT IS A LONG PATTERN OF THIS

ADMINISTRATION MANIPULATING THE

LAWS FOR THEIR OWN CONVENIENCE.

I CAN'T THINK OF ANOTHER LAW

THAT HAS BEEN SUBJECT TO SUCH A

SUSTAIN

SUSTAINED BARRAGE OF ATTACKS.

REPORTER: THEY FIND 26% OF

AMERICANS SUPPORT THE AFFORDABLE

HEALTH CARE ACT.

IT IS ALSO LOSING SUPPORT AMONG

YOUNG HEALTHY MILLENNIALS WHO

ARE NEEDED TO HELP PAY.

ONLY 27% MAKE UP THE TOTAL

NUMBER OF ENROLLEES.

WHEN THEY DO THE MATH, THEY

REALIZE THE RISE IN PREMIUMS AND

HEALTH CARE COST IS NOT

AFFORDAB

AFFORDABLE.

WE HAVE SEEN A LOT OF PEOPLE

LOSE THEIR HEALTH CARE COVERAGE

BECAUSE OF 'OBAMACARE.'

REPORTER: MARK MARTIN, CBN

NEWS.

ALL WOMEN PANEL OF JUDGES AND

FIFTH CIRCUIT MADE THE RULING

REQUIRING ABORTION DOCTORS TO

HAVE ADMITTING PRIVILEGES DOES

NOT VIOLATE THE CONSTITUTION OR

PUT WOMEN'S HEALTH IN DANGER.

THE SUSAN B. ANTHONY PRAISED THE

LIST THE NATION'S EYES WERE OPEN

TO THE TRAGIC REALITY OF WHAT

GOES ON INSIDE AMERICA'S

ABORTION FACILITIES.

IN ANOTHER ABORTION RULING IN

KANSAS, THE STATE CAN STRIP

PLANNED PARENTHOOD OF FEDERAL

FUNDS.

PARENTS WORLDWIDE WANT THEIR

CHILDREN TO HAVE A BETTER

EDUCATION AND FUTURE.

OFTEN THE CASE FOR BURMESE

MIGRANTS LIVING IN THAILAND.

AS LUCILLE TALUSAN SHOWS US, IT

HAS CHANGED THE LIVES OF

THOUSANDS OF CHILDREN.

REPORTER: FOR MORE THAN TEN

YEARS, THIS SCHOOL HAS PROVIDED

EDUCATION TO BURMESE REFUGEES.

FORMER STUDENT TOOUN IS TEACHING

IN THIS SCHOOL.

IT HAS TAUGHT ME MANY THINGS

AND I WANTED TO SHARE WHAT I

LEARNED.

REPORTER: THEY TAKE THE NAME

FROM THE GREEK WORD OF HOPE.

THEY WANT TO LIVE UP TO THE NAME

BECAUSE THEY ESCAPED BURMESE

DANGER AND POVERTY.

MOST OF THE UNDOCUMENTED

MIGRANTS USE THIS BACK DOOR TO

GET TO THAILAND.

THIS NORTHERN PART THEY BELIEVE

HERE THEIR CHILDREN CAN HAVE A

BETTER LIFE.

MARIA IS OVERWHELMED AT HOW

GOD GUIDED THEM THROUGH THE

YEARS OF HEALTHY ILLEGAL CHILD

MIGRANTS.

THEY HAVE FACED EVICTION AND

THREATS TO THEIR LIFE.

FOR YOUR WORK WILL BE

REWARDED.

SAYS THE LORD.

YOUR CHILDREN WILL GO BACK TO

THEIR OWN MEN.

REPORTER: TRAINED BY CBN'S

ASIAN CENTER, THE MINISTRY HAS

GROWN TO MORE THAN 300 STUDENTS.

IN ADDITION TO LESSONS, STUDENTS

GET LUNCH WHICH IS THEIR ONLY

COMPLETE MEAL FOR THE DAY.

THEY PROVIDE SHELTER FOR THE

HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS.

THAT HELPS PROTECT THESE GIRLS

FROM PROSTITUTION OR CHILD

LABOR.

THEY ALMOS

T

MISSED OUT

ON

THIS

NEW LIFE.

HER MOTHER WANTED HER TO WORK IN

BANGKOK.

SHE CHANGED HER MIND AFTER

REALIZING SHE WAS THE FIRST

MEMBER OF THEIR CLAN TO GRADUATE

FROM ELEMENTARY SCHOOL.

NOW THE FIRST GRADUATE ADMITED

TO A PRESTIGIOUS THAI SCHOOL.

MY HOPE IS, I WANT TO SHARE

ABOUT GOD.

I WANT TO HELP.

[SINGING] ALSO SHARED CHRIST'S

SALVATION AND TEACH THEIR

CHILDREN TO READ THE BIBLE.

LUCILLE TALUSAN, CBN NEWS,

THAILAND.

REPORTER: RESCUE TEAMS SAY

THE DEATH TOLL WILL CLIMB

SIGNIFICANTLY IN WASHINGTON

STATE, OFFICIAL COUNT 17

THURSDAY.

AT LEAST 90 PEOPLE SILL

UNACCOUNTED FOR.

SEARCHERS BATTLING RAIN AND

EXHAUSTI

EXHAUSTION.

AT THE SAME TIME, MANY ARE

CLINGING TO A MIRACLE.

AS FAR AS I AM CONCERNED WE

ARE STILL IN A RESCUE MODE.

THERE ARE A LOT OF PEOPLE THAT

HAVEN'T LOST HOPE AND I HAVEN'T.

WE ARE NOT GOING TO RUN BIG

HEA

HEAVY EQUIPMENT WHERE WE COULD

HAVE A SURVIVOR.

REPORTER: MEANWHILE OPERATION

BLESSING IS SENDING MONEY AND

STAFF AND WORKING WITH A LOCAL

PASTOR TO HELP REACH OUT TO THE

DISASTER RELIEF.

GORDAN: ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS

GIVE TO OPERATION BLESSING

DISASTER RELIEF FUND,

1-800-759-0700.

YOU CAN GO ON THE WEBSITE WHERE

THERE IS A PLACE WHERE YOU CAN

DESIGNATE YOUR GIVING INTO

DISASTER RELIEF?

TERRY?

TERRY: COMING UP, THE BIBLE

STORY, THE HERO GATHERED TWO OF

EVERY CONTROVERSY.

NOW THAT PEOPLE HAVE SEEN THE

FILM, THE TIDE CHANGED.

TERRY: THE DIRECTOR AND THE

MOVIE WHEN WE COME BACK.

GORDAN: STILL AHEAD...

I HAD A GOOD LIFE AND KNOW

WHERE I AM GOING AND OKAY TO LET

ME GO.

GORDAN: SHE GOT THERE EARLIER

THAN SHE IMAGINED.

THERE ISN'T AN INKLING OF ANY

OTHER EMOTION BUT HAPPY

GORDAN: LATER ON TODAY'S "700

CLUB."

GORDAN: NEXT WEEK, SNEEZING

SEASON IS BACK.

WE'LL SHOW YOU HOW TO TAKE

CONTROL OF YOUR ALLERGIES.

MUCH EASIER THAN YOU THINK.

GORDAN: FROM "FULL HOUSE"

TO "DANCING WITH THE STARS,"

CANDICE CAMERON TALKS ABOUT HER

SCREEN LIFE AND HER REAL LIFE.

IT WOKE ME UP.

GORDAN: NEXT WEEK ON "THE 700

CLUB".

GORDAN: THE FILM "NOAH" HITS

THEATRES TODAY AFTER MONTHS OF

GENERATING BUZZ.

SOME CHRISTIANS SAY THE DIRECTOR

PUSHED THE CREATIVE LICENSE TOO

FAR.

HE SAT DOWN WITH EPHRAIM GRAHAM

TO ANSWER THE CRITICISM AND

PREVIEW THE MOVIE HE HAS BEEN

WORKING ON FOR THE LAST 16

YEARS.

DARREN ARONOFSKY'S

FASCINATION WITH "NOAH" BEGAN AT

13 WHEN HE WON AN AWARD OF THE

STORY BRINGING HIS TWIST TO THE

BIG SCREEN IS A DREAM COME TRUE

AND 16 YEARS OF WORK.

THIS FILM IS GREAT

ENTERTAINMENT FIRST AND

FOREMOST, THEN A VISUAL

SPECULATOR CALL.

REPORTER: THAT SPECULATOR

CALL INCLUDES THE MASSIVE ARK

DARREN ARONOFSKY BUILT USING THE

BIBLE AS A BLUEPRINT AND USING

HOLLYWOOD

LIKE RUSSELL CROWE,

ACADEMY AWARD WINNING ANTHONY

HOPKINS PLAYS NOAH'S

GRANDFATHER.

I REMEMBER GROWING UP HEARING

NOAH'S NAME IN SUNDAY SCHOOL.

I DO BELIEVE THAT IS THE

FIRST TIME IN SUNDAY SCHOOL.

ONLY DAY I EVER ATTENDED SUNDAY

SCHOOL.

I REMEMBER TELLING MY MOTHER

ABOUT THE SNAKES AND ELEPHANTS.

REPORTER: HOW WOULD YOU

COMPARE TO WHAT IS ON FILM NOW?

THIS IS A SWEEPING EPIC OF A

STORY THAT GOES BEYOND THE

BIBLE.

CHOSEN FOR A GREAT TASK TO

SAVE THE INNOCENT

THE INNOCENT

REPORTER: EARLY DRAFT OF

DARREN ARONOFSKY'S SCRIPT

INSPIRED THIS GRAPHIC NOVEL.

THIS ISN'T A CHILDREN'S STORY.

RUSSELL CROWE'S DESCRIPTION IS

HEAVY.

IN TERMS OF HAVING SUPERHERO

STATUS.

HE WAS JUST A MAN GIVEN A

PARTICULARLY HEAVY TASK AND

QUITE A BURDEN TO CARRY.

DID YOU REALLY THINK YOU

COULD PROTECT YOURSELF FROM ME?

IT IS NOT PROTECTION FROM

YOU.

THEN WHAT IS IT?

AN RK TO HOLD THE INNOCENT.

NOW WE HAVE ALL BEEN JUDGED.

REPORTER: LOOKING AT THE

BIBLICAL TEXT SHORT NOTED AND

DON'T HEAR FROM HIS WIFE.

WE HEAR FROM HIS CHILDREN.

THERE WERE A LOT OF CLUES,

MORE YOU LOOK, MORE INTERESTING

THINGS EMERGE.

CRITICISM OF THE FILM AMONG

THE BUZZ ESPECIALLY IN THE

CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY, SAYING YOU

TAKE TOO MANY LICENSES THAT VEER

AWAY FROM THE BIBLICAL TEXT,

YOUR THOUGHTS?

ALL THE CONTROVERSY FROM

PEOPLE THAT HAVEN'T SEEN THE

FI

FILM.

NOW THE TIDE HAS CHANGED.

REPORTER: THEY DID PRAISE THE

FILM FOR ITS FAITHFULNESS TO

SIN, JUDGMENT AND RESTORATION.

ONLY AFTER PARAMOUNT PICTURES

NOTED ARTISTIC LICENSES HAVE

BEEN TAKEN.

NOW THAT PEOPLE HAVE SEEN IT,

THEY ARE REALIZING THE VALUES IN

THE MOVIE HAVE CONNECTED TO THE

STORY AND RAISE CONVERSATION

ABOUT THE ORIGINAL STORY.

EVEN WITH CONTROVERSY, THIS

EPIC FILM HAS PEOPLE TALKING

ABOUT AN OLD TESTAMENT STORY.

OLD TESTAMENT DEAD FOR 50

YEARS.

NO ONE HAS UNDERTAKEN THE GREAT

MIRACLES OF THE GREAT BOOK AND

TRIED TO BRING THEM TO LIFE.

WITH ALL THE INCREDIBLE DIGITAL

EFFECTS USED FOR SUPERHERO

FILMS.

WHEN YOU HAVE THESE ORIGINAL

SUPERHEROS LIKE NOAH, WHAT YOU

CAN BRING TO LIFE IS SO

EXCITING.

REPORTER: IT IS THE LATEST

WAVE IN A FLOOD OF FAITH FILMS

RIDING HIGH AT THE BOX OFFICE,

EPHRAIM GRAHAM, CBN NEWS, LOS

ANGELES.

GORDAN: HERE IS A QUOTE FROM

THE DIRECTOR, WRITER AND

PRODUCER OF THAT FILM.

IT IS THE LEAST BIBLICAL,

BIBLICAL FILM EVER MADE.

WE SHOULD TAKE HIM AS HIS WORD

WHATEVER CRITICISM KNOWING IT IS

THE LEAST BIBLICAL OF ALL FILMS.

COMING UP, HER VITALS FAILING

AND YET NEVER FELT SO ALIVE.

IN HEAVEN NO LIMITATIONS,

LOVE IS UNSURMOUNTABLE AND ALL

CONSUMING.

TERRY: FIND OUT WHO SHE MET

ON HER TOUR OF HEAVEN, THAT IS

NEXT.

GORDAN: YVONNE RAN A

BUSINESS, DID VOLUNTEER ON THE

SIDE WORKING 60-70 HOURS A WEEK.

YVONNE SAYS SHE SPREAD HERSELF

TOO SOON AND WORKED HERSELF TO

DEATH.

I HAD BEEN SICK FOR TWO WEEKS

WHICH FELT LIKE THE FLU.

I FELT I NEED TO GET TO THE

DOCTOR AND GET ANTIBIOTICS.

YVONNE SCAR DIDN'T HAVE THE

FLU, SHE HAD PNEUMONIA AND

GETTING WORSE.

I REALIZED MY BREATHING WAS

SO SHALLOW I COULDN'T HEAR IT.

I SAID WHAT IS GOING ON, LORD?

HE SAID TO ME, TRUST ME.

THEN YVONNE COLLAPSED.

SHE WAS TAKEN TO UNIVERSITY MED

COOL CENTER WHERE DR. TACKEN LOW

DISCOVERED THE SEVERITY OF HER

ILLNESS.

OUT OF THE SIX LOBES IN HER

LUNG, FOUR WERE INVOLVED IN

PNEUMONIA.

YVONNE WAS GOING INTO SEPTIC

SHOCK.

DR. LOWE TOLD HER SHE WOULD NEED

TO BE INTUBATED AND PUT IN A

MEDICALLY INDUCED COMA AND

RESISTANCE.

I DIDN'T THINK I WOULD EVER

WAKE UP.

I KEPT TELLING THEM I HAD A

REALLY GOOD LIFE AND IT IS OKAY

TO LET ME GO.

SHE AND I

HAD A VERY HEART TO

HEART TALK, WE PRAYED WITH EACH

OTHER.

I LOOK INTO HER EYES AND TOLD

YVONNE, LOOK AT ME.

THIS WILL BE THE LAST PERSON YOU

SEE BEFORE YOU WAKE UP.

MEANWHILE CHAPLAIN DONNA

RALLIED PEOPLE TO PRAY.

I BELIEVED IN THAT AND

GATHERED MY STUDENTS EVERYDAY

SOMEONE COULD GO AND PRAY WITH

HER.

WE GATHERED AS HER FAMILY.

THEN YVONNE'S ORGANS BEGAN TO

FAIL.

SHE CODED THREE TIMES OVER THE

NEXT TWO WEEKS.

FOR EACH OF THE ORGAN TO

FAIL, APPROXIMATELY 20% OF

DYING.

LUNGS, HEART, KIDNEYS FAILED AND

HER ENDOCRINE SYSTEM, WHICH IS

THE BLOOD SUGAR OUT OF CONTROL.

AT THAT MOMENT, SHE HAD

APPROXIMATELY 70-80% CHANCE OF

DYI

DYING.

YVONNE HAD NO FAMILY PRESENT,

HER FRIENDS MET WITH DOCTORS TO

CONSIDER TURNING OFF LIFE

SUPPORT.

AS A LONG TIME CHAPLAIN, DONNA

HAD SEEN THIS MANY TIMES BEFORE.

WHEN YOU ARE ON A RESPIRATOR

DAY AFTER DAY, THIS IS NOT

SOMETHING YOU RECOVER FROM.

YOU DON'T EXPECT THAT.

I PREPARED MYSELF SHE WAS NOT

GOING TO SURVIVE.

LATER DONNA FELT GOD TELL HER

TO GO TO HER FRIEND'S SIDE.

SHE DIDN'T APPEAR TO BE WITH

ME.

SHE WASN'T GONE, EITHER.

I TOOK HER HAND AND SAID YVONNE,

I LOVE YOU AND IT IS OKAY IF YOU

WANT TO STAY WHERE YOU ARE, GO

ON TO STAY WITH THE LORD.

IT IS ABSOLUTELY OKAY I WILL

MISS YOU, WE WILL MISS YOU.

IT IS OKAY.

DONNA DIDN'T KNOW AT THE TIME

YVONNE WAS ALREADY IN HEAVEN.

I REMEMBER WHEN I LEFT MY

BODY, I WAS IN A

BEAUTIFUL,

BEAUTIFUL FIELD.

FLOWERS WERE SO VIBRANT AND

ALIVE.

THERE ARE NO WORDS TO DESCRIBE

WHAT IT IS LIKE IN THE PRESENCE

OF JESUS, THE LOVE AND LIGHT AND

PURITY.

THE LOVE IS UNSURMOUNTABLE, IT

IS ALL CONSUMING.

THE MUSIC WAS MORE BEAUTIFUL

THAN ANY TABERNACLE CHOIR, ANY

ORCHESTRA.

IT SOUNDS LIKE HUNDREDS OF

THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE PRAISING

GOD.

THERE ISN'T EVEN AN INKLING OF

ANY OTHER EMOTION THAN HAPPY.

YVONNE SAYS THEY WALKED

THROUGH HEAVEN.

HE TOLD ME, I TELL YOU IN MY

WORD TO ASK FOR ALL THINGS SMALL

AND LARGE.

PEOPLE EITHER DON'T FEEL WORTHY

OR FEEL LIKE THEY ARE BOTHERING

HIM OR TOO MUCH TO ASK OR DON'T

BELIEVE IN CHRIST OR HEAVEN.

HE SAYS REMEMBER TO TELL PEOPLE

ASK.

JESUS TOLD HER SHE HAD TO GO

BACK AND ASKED HER TO DELIVER A

MESSAGE.

I WANT YOU TO TELL PEOPLE

EVERYTHING I SHOWED YOU.

I WANT YOU TO TELL THEM ABOUT MY

LOVE AND FORGIVENESS AND COME AS

THEY ARE.

I WANT THEM TO REPENT AND FOLLOW

MY LAWS.

THEN BEFORE SHE WAS SCHEDULED

TO BE TAKEN OFF LIFE SUPPORT,

YVONNE WOKE UP.

WHAT WAS SO AMAZING ABOUT

THAT WAS THE SHIFT OF GOING FROM

DEATH TO LIFE.

I MEAN YOU DON'T INTUBATED,

PALE, THE THINGS THAT HAPPEN TO

A BODY INTUBATED THAT LONG.

TO WALK IN THE ROOM.

SHE IS NOT DOING DANCES, BUT SHE

WAS YVONNE.

VERY QUICKLY, SHE PROGRESSED TO

A REGULAR ROOM AND GONE TO REHAB

REHAB.

IT WAS AMAZING, AMAZING.

COMING BACK WAS BITTERSWEET,

FIRST OF ALL, YOU ARE IN THIS

BODY AGAIN WHICH IS VERY

CUMBERSOME AND VERY LIMITING AND

HEAVEN THERE IS NO LIMITATION.

I WAS TALKING ABOUT HEAVEN AS

SOON AS THEY PUT A LITTLE DEVICE

ON MY THROAT.

WHILE YVONNE'S RECOVERY WAS

LONG AND DIFFICULT, SHE BOUNCED

BACK.

DR. LOWE IS ASTOUNDED BY HER

PROGRESS.

YVONNE IS A MIRACLE.

NORMALLY IT IS VERY HARD FOR A

PATIENT LIKE HER TO HAVE SUCH A

MIRACULOUS RECOVERY AND TO THE

POINT SHE CAN GO BACK TO THE

COMMUNITY AT LARGE AND

CONTRIBUTE SOME ACTIVELY.

LATER SHE MARRIED RICK, ONE

OF THE FAITHFUL FRIENDS WHO

PRAYED FOR HER RECOVERY.

YVONNE BELIEVES SHE WAS BROUGHT

BACK FOR A VERY SPECIAL REASON.

MY ENTIRE MISSION ON EARTH IS

TO SHARE WHAT HAPPENED TO ME AND

HOW MUCH HIS LOVE IS AND FORGIVE

THEM AND WHAT IT IS LIKE THERE.

I DON'T HAVE ENOUGH WORDS OR

ADJECTIVES, IT IS A PLACE I AM

LOOKING FORWARD TO GOING BACK

TO.

I WANT AS MANY TO GO WITH ME AS

POSSIBLE.

GORDAN: I WANT AS MANY PEOPLE

TO GO WITH ME AS POSSIBLE.

THAT IS THE MESSAGE JESUS GAVE

HER.

THIS IS WHAT IT IS LIKE IN MY

PRESENCE, THERE IS ALWAYS JOY.

JOY EXCEEDING JOY, FULL OF

GLORY, THAT IS WHAT IT IS LIKE

TO BE IN HIS PRESENCE.

AND HOW DO YOU GET THERE?

DO EXACTLY WHAT JESUS SAID,

REPENT, TURN FROM THE THINGS YOU

ARE DOING, FOLLOW MY LAW.

IN TODAY'S WORLD SO MANY THINGS

TRYING TO PULL US AWAY FROM

THAT, TRYING TO MAKE US

COMPROMISE.

COMPROMISE THE MESSAGE.

BUT HERE IS SOMEONE WHO HAS BEEN

TO HEAVEN AND RETURNED.

WE NEED TO KEEP THAT IN MIND AND

LIVE OUR LIVES WITH THAT

DESTINATION IN MIND.

YOU DON'T WANT TO APPEAR IN

FRONT OF HIM ASHAMED.

YOU WANT TO APPEAR IN FRONT OF

HIM, HERE ARE THE ONES I TOLD

ABOUT YOUR LOVE, THAT I TOLD

ABOUT YOUR PRESENCE, THAT I TOLD

AND THEY BELIEVE AND WE CAN ALL

DO THAT.

NOW, WHAT HAPPENED TO YVONNE IS

A MIRACLE.

I BELIEVE IN MIRACLES.

I BELIEVE THAT JESUS IS THE SAME

YESTERDAY, TODAY, AND FOREVER.

WHAT HE DID 2,000 YEARS AGO HE

IS STILL DOING TODAY.

WHAT HE DID FOR YVONNE, HE CAN

DO FOR YOU.

NO MATTER IF THE DOCTORS HAVE

GIVEN UP, NO MATTER IF YOUR

FRIENDS HAVE GIVEN UP, HE IS

ABLE.

HE HAS A DREAM FOR YOU, A

PURPOSE AND DESTINY FOR YOU AND

HE WANTS TO FULFILL THAT DREAM

IN YOUR LIFE.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS BELIEVE.

EVEN WHEN THE MACHINES SAY NO

MORE AND THE DOCTORS SAY NO

MORE.

AND YOU ARE TAKEN OFF EVERYTHING

AND EVERYONE EXPECTS YOU TO DIE,

JESUS SPEAKS TO YOU AND SAYS

COME FORTH.

HE CAN RAISE YOU OUT OF ANY

HOSPITAL BED, HE CAN PROVIDE A

WONDERFUL MIRACLE.

AND FOR HIM, THERE IS NO GREATER

OR LESSER MIRACLE.

HE CAN DO IT ALL, NOTHING IS

IMPOSSIBLE FOR GOD.

NOW, TERRY AND I ARE GOING TO

PRAY, BEFORE WE PRAY, WE HAVE

OVER STORIES.

HERE IS LILY ANNE, SHE HAD

DIGESTIVE ISSUES AND SIGNIFICANT

WEIGHT LOSS.

ONE DAY SHE WAS WATCHING "700

CLUB." TERRY HAD A WORD OF

KNOWLEDGE, SOMEONE HAS TERRIBLE

DIGESTIVE PROBLEMS, YOU ALMOST

DON'T WANT TO EAT IT IS SO BAD.

GOD IS HEALING YOU.

IMMEDIATELY SHE FELT BETTER AND

APPETITE RETURN

TERRY: THIS IS SUE DIAGNOSED

WITH DEGENERATIVE DISK DISEASE.

GORDAN YOU GAVE A WORD OF

KNOWLEDGE, THERE IS SOMEONE WITH

A DISEASE OF THE SPINE AND

RACKED WITH PAIN.

EXCITEDLY SHE CLAIMED THIS

HEALING, BENT OVER TO TOUCH HER

TOES, TODAY SHE PRAISES GOD FOR

HER HEALING AND ENJOYS CARRYING

OUT DAILY TASKS WITHOUT PAIN.

GORDAN: THAT CAN HAPPEN TO

YOU.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS BELIEVE.

IF YOU ARE HAVING ANY DOUBT

RIGHT NOW, HERE IS A PRAYER FOR

YOU: LORD, I BELIEVE.

I BELIEVE YOU.

HELP MY UNBELIEF.

IF YOU HAVE DOUBTS START

DOUBTING YOUR DOUBTS AND START

BELIEVING THAT WILL GOD ALL

THINGS ARE POSSIBLE.

ALL HE NEEDS IS THAT MUSTARD

SEED OF BELIEF.

THAT LITTLE GLIMMER, WITH HIM

ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE.

LET'S PRAY.

LORD, WE LIFT UP THE NEEDS OF

THE AUDIENCE.

WE JOIN WITH PEOPLE AND CLAIM

THIS WORD, WHEN TWO OR MORE

AGREE TOUCHING ANYTHING, IT

SHALL BE DONE BY MY FATHER IN

HEAVEN.

AND SO LORD, WE COME INTO

AGREEMENT WITH YOU, WE COME INTO

AGREEMENT WITH THOSE SUFFERING

WITH ILLNESS, WITH PAIN, FOR

THOSE WHERE THE DOCTORS SAY

THERE IS NO HOPE, WITH YOU THERE

IS ALWAYS HOPE.

FOR NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE FOR

YOU.

NOW, LORD, WE ASK THAT YOU

STRETCH FORTH YOUR HAND TO DO

SIGNS AND WONDERS AND MARVELOUS

MIRACLES.

THAT THOSE WHO ARE SICK IN

HOSPITAL BEDS WOULD RAISE UP,

THAT THEY WOULD BE HEALED,

CANCER WOULD BE GONE, PEOPLE IN

COMAS WOULD WAKE UP

MIRACULOUSLY.

THERE WOULD BE A DIVINE LIGHT IN

THEIR ROOMS NOW THAT YOU WOULD

MANIFEST YOURSELF TO THEM.

AND BE ALL AROUND THEM THAT YOUR

PRESENCE WOULD INVADE THEIR VERY

BEING AND GIVE LIFE TO EVERY

CELL.

YOU CAME THAT WE MIGHT HAVE LIFE

AND HAVE IT MORE ABUNDANTLY AND

WE CLAIM THAT NOW FOR YOUR

CHILDREN.

WE BIND ANYTHING THAT WOULD

INTERFERE AND ASK THAT YOUR

POWER WOULD FLOW THROUGH THEIR

BODIES FROM THE TOP OF THEIR

HEADS TO THE SOULS OF THEIR

FEET.

MAY THEY BE HEALED AND BE MADE

WHOLE.

THERE IS SOMEONE, YOU ARE IN A

WHEELCHAIR RIGHT NOW, YOU HAVE

DEGENERATIVE DISEASE IN THE

CARTILAGE IN YOUR KNEES AND

CAN'T WALK.

GOD IS RESTORING YOU NOW.

IN JESUS' NAME, YOU ARE ABLE TO

DO WHAT YOU COULDN'T DO BEFORE.

NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE WITH HIM.

HE IS ABLE TO RESTORE CARTILAGE,

ABLE TO TAKE AWAY ALL THAT PAIN,

ALL THAT SUFFERING NOW IN JESUS'

NAME.

DO WHAT YOU COULDN'T DO BEFORE.

GET UP AND REALIZE THIS WORD IS

FOR YOU AND YOU ARE HEALED NOW

IN JESUS' NAME.

TERRY?

TERRY: SOMEONE ELSE, I DON'T

THINK THIS IS CARTILAGE, YOUR

ELBOW JUST CLICKS EVERY TIME YOU

BEND IT AND REALLY

UNCOMFORTABLE.

GOD IS HEALING THAT CONDITION

RIGHT NOW.

SOMEONE ELSE, CHRONIC SINUS

PROBLEMS, CONSTANT HEADACHES AND

EFFECTS YOUR VISION, GOD IS

RELEASING THAT.

GORDAN: SOMEONE WITH PROBLEMS

IN YOUR RIGHT SHOULDER, TORN

ROTATOR COULD HAVE AND TENDONS,

GOD IS ABLE TO RESTORE TENDONS

AND MOVEMENT.

WHAT THE DOCTORS SAY IS

IMPOSSIBLE IS POSSIBLE WITH GOD.

BEGIN TO MOVE THAT RIGHT ARM.

BEGIN TO RAISE IT UP TO PRAISE

HIM.

WHAT YOU COULDN'T DO BEFORE YOU

ARE ABLE TO DO.

RECEIVE IT NOW IN JESUS' NAME.

TERRY: SOMEONE ELSE, THESE

SHARP SHOOTING PAINS DOWN THE

SIDES OF YOUR BACK.

BREATHING IS EVEN DIFFICULT.

GOD IS HEALING ALL OF THAT.

THE PAIN AND THAT CONDITION

CAUSING IT BREATHE DEEPLY, IT IS

GOING TO BE GONE IN JESUS' NAME.

GORDAN: SOMEONE CRYING OUT

SAYING SAY SHINGLES.

YOU HAVE SHINGLES ON THE LEFT

SIDE OF YOUR FACE, GOD IS

HEALING YOU.

ALL THOSE BLISTERS ARE GOING TO

GO AWAY.

YOUR SKIN IS GOING TO BE NORMAL.

WHAT THE DOCTORS SAY ABOUT NEVER

DAMAGE, DOESN'T APPLY TO YOU.

GOD IS RESTORING YOUR NERVES, NO

MORE PAIN OR SUFFERING IN JESUS'

NAME.

LORD, WE THANK YOU, FOR YOU ARE

THE HEALER.

YOU GAVE YOURSELF SO WE COULD BE

FORGIVEN, WE COULD BE HEALED AND

RESTORED, WE COULD SPEND ALL

ETERNITY WITH YOU.

WE THANK YOU FOR IT IN JESUS'

NAME AMEN.

IF YOU HAVE HAD A MIRACLE IN

YOUR LIFE, WE WANT TO SHARE IN

YOUR STORY.

GIVE US A CALL.

1-800-759-0700.

IF YOU SAW THAT STORY ABOUT

HEAVEN AND WONDERING, AM I GOING

THERE?

AM I RIGHT WITH GOD?

IF THERE IS DOUBT IN YOUR HEART,

LET THAT DOUBT BE TAKEN AWAY.

TODAY IS THE DAY WHERE YOU CAN

TURN AND RECEIVE HIS LOVE AND BE

ASSURED THAT YOU WILL BE WITH

HIM FOR ALL ETERNITY.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS FOLLOW THE

WORDS OF JESUS THAT HE TOLD HER

LET THEM REPENT AND FOLLOW MY

LAW.

FOLLOW MY WORD.

WHAT IS HIS WORD?

WE WOULD LOVE GOD WITH ALL OF

OUR HEART AND LOVE EACH OTHER AS

MUCH AS WE LOVE OURSELVES, THOSE

ARE SIMPLE RULES AND VIOLATE

THEM SO OFTEN.

WE CAN TURN AND HE CAN GIVE US

HIS LOVE SO WE CAN OBEY HIS

COMMANDMENTS.

IF YOU WANT TO KNOW HIM, IF YOU

WANT TO GET RIGHT WITH GOD, GIVE

US A CLUB, 1-800-759-0700.

TERRY?

TERRY: STILL AHEAD, A

WOUNDED WARRIOR.

YOU TRY TO BE STRONG IN FRONT

OF THEM.

YOU TRY.

YOU DO WHAT YOU CAN.

TERRY: HEAR HOW THIS

MILITARY FAMILY GOT HELP FOR THE

HOME FRONT WHEN WE RETURN.

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GORDAN: FOR THOSE THAT SERVE

IN THE NAVY, LONG DEPLOYMENTS

CAN BE TOUGH.

RECENTLY WE MET A FIRST CLASS

PETTY OFFICER THAT FACES EVEN

GREATER CHALLENGES ONCE HE GETS

HOME.

TERRY: FOR ANY ACTIVE

MILITARY DUTY FAMILY, TIME

TOGETHER IS PRECIOUS.

FOR THE ALI FAMILY IS ESPECIALLY

IMPORTANT BECAUSE THEIR

15-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER VICTORIA

HAS BREAST CANCER.

IT WAS HARD TO TAKE AT FIRST,

YOU TRY TO BE STRONG IN FRONT OF

THEM AND YOU TRY AND DO WHAT YOU

CAN.

TERRY: VICTORIA'S SIBLINGS

DO WHAT THEY CAN TO HELP.

HER BROTHER TRIES TO KEEP HER

SPIRITS UP.

HE'LL SEARCH UP FUNNY

PICTURES AND TRY TO MAKE ME

SMILE.

HE CAN DISTRACT ME FOR A WHILE

FOR THE PAIN MEDICINE TO KICK

IN.

TERRY: GEORGE SERVES ON AN

AIRCRAFT CARRIER.

IT CAN BE A CHALLENGE WHEN

GEORGE IS OUT TO SEA.

I HAVE TO BE MOMMY AND DADDY.

TERRY: PATTY HOME SCHOOLS

THE KIDS AND MANAGES THE

FAMILY'S SINGLE SALARY BUDGET.

IT IS EVEN TOUGHER NOW WITH

MEDICAL BILLS LOOMING.

THEY HAVE HAD TO PUT IMPORTANT

THINGS ON HOLD.

THEIR HEATING AND COOLING SYSTEM

DOESN'T WORK, THE WASHER AND

DRIER ARE BOTH BROKEN.

THE KID'S MATTRESSES SHOT AND

LAPTOPS USED FOR HOME SCHOOLING

ARE OUT DATED.

IT IS TIGHT TRYING TO MAKE

THINGS WORK.

TERRY: CBN AND WAVE CHURCH

CAME TOGETHER TO HELP THE ALI

FAMILY THROUGH CBN'S HELPING THE

HOME FRONT.

WE GAVE THEM NEW MATTRESSES AND

A NEW LAPTOP.

THE PASTOR TOOK THEM TO PICK UP

THEIR NEW WASHER AND DRIER AND

FIXED THEIR HEATING AND COOLING

SYSTEM SO IT IS ALWAYS

COMFORTABLE FOR VICTORIA.

THEIR PASTOR TOLD THEM CBN WAS

PAYING THEIR MEDICAL

CO-PAYMENTS.

PEOPLE IN YOUR CORNER AND YOU

DON'T HAVE TO WALK THROUGH THIS

ALONE.

TERRY: IN STEAD OF FOCUSSING

ON FINANCES, THEY CAN FOCUS ON

GETTING VICTORIA WELL.

CBN HAS BEEN FANTASTIC.

I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO SAY RIGHT

NOW.

IT IS AMAZING.

GORDAN: THIS IS SOMETHING NEW

WE HAVE STARTED HERE AT CBN.

WE WANT TO RECOGNIZE THE

SACRIFICE OUR MEN AND WOMEN IN

THE ARMED SERVICES ARE GOING

THROUGH.

WE HAVE TO REALIZE THIS IS THE

LONGEST WAR IN OUR HISTORY.

NOTHING ELSE EVEN COMES CLOSE TO

COMPARING TO IT.

WHEN YOU START TALKING ABOUT

MULTIPLE DEPLOYMENTS, THREE,

FOUR, FIVE, SIX DEPLOYMENTS OVER

THE PAST 12-14 YEARS, IT IS

INCREDIBLE WHAT THESE FAMILIES

ARE DOING.

WE NEED TO RECOGNIZE THE

FAMILIES ARE SERVING TOO, IT IS

NOT JUST OUR SERVICEMEN AND

WOMEN, IT IS THEIR FAMILIES AND

THEIR SACRIFICING.

WE WANT TO STAND IN THE GAP FOR

THEM.

WE WANT TO HELP THEM AND

RECOGNIZE THEIR SERVICE AND COME

ALONGSIDE.

WHEN THEY ARE HURTING, WE WANT

TO HELP TO.

NOT JUST COME ALONG WITH A

PRAYER BUT HERE IS SOMETHING

TANGIBLE TO GET YOU THROUGH TO

THE NEXT LEVEL.

IF YOU WANT TO BE APART OF IT,

HELPING THE HOME FRONT,

DESIGNATING AT CBN.

100% OF YOUR GIFT GOES INTO THE

WORK OF HELPING CHURCHES HELP

FAMILIES.

WE WANT TO COME ALONG LOCAL

CHURCHES THAT HAVE A MILITARY

OUTREACH AND THOSE IN NEED, WE

WANT TO SAY OKAY, HERE, WE WANT

TO HELP YOU.

NO STRINGS ATTACHED.

YOU SERVE, WE WANT TO SERVE YOU.

IF YOU WANT TO BE A PART OF IT,

1-800-759-0700.

YOU CAN GO TO THE WEBSITE,

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THERE IS A PLACE YOU CAN

DESIGNATE YOUR GIVING.

ALSO AN ADDRESS, CBN CENTER,

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HELPING THE HOME FRONT AND YOUR

GIFT WILL GO 100% INTO HELPING

FAMILIES WHO ARE SERVING AEZ

WELL, TERRY?

TERRY: UP NEXT AN ADDICT

MEETS A STRANGER IN RECOVERY AND

VANISHES.

I SAID WHERE IS THE GUY?

SHE SAID IT IS JUST YOU AND ME.

TERRY: SEE HOW THIS SUPER

NATURAL INTERVENTION SETS THIS

ALCOHOLIC FREE.

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TERRY: PETE SELLERS LOVED TO

DRINK, ALCOHOL WAS MORE

IMPORTANT THAN CAREER AND

FRIENDS, EVEN FAMILY.

STEVE GAVE UP EVERYTHING UNTIL

THE DAY HE HAD A SUPER NATURAL

ENCOUNTER WITH A STRANGER.

FIRST TIME I DRANK I WAS 16

YEARS OLD.

WE WENT TO THE AIRPORT AND GOT

DRUNK.

WE BELIEVED WE WERE THE ONLY TWO

KIDS IN HIGH SCHOOL THAT HADN'T

DONE THAT.

STEVE SELLERS HAD NO IDEA HOW

THAT DECISION WOULD SET THE

COURSE FOR HIS LIFE.

I GOT VERY SICK.

I WENT OUT AND DID THE SAME

THING THE NEXT NIGHT.

AS STEVE GOT OLDER, HIS HABIT

GOT WORSE.

I WENT TO COLLEGE IN FLORIDA,

WE ALL DRANK DOWN THERE.

I GOT MARRIED BETWEEN MY JUNIOR

AND SENIOR YEARS IN COLLEGE.

AFTER GRADUATION, THE COUPLE

MOVED BACK TO IOWA AND HID HIS

ADDICTION.

HE WENT OUT AT NIGHT.

ALCOHOL WAS THE IMPORTANT

PART OF OUR SOCIAL EXISTENCE.

CRAVING FOR ALCOHOL BECAME

MORE A IMPORTANT THAN ANYTHING.

THERE WERE TIMES I WOULD PUT

OFF TUCKING MY DAUGHTER IN

BECAUSE I WANTED TO FINISH THE

DRINK I HAD.

I KNOW HE LOVED US.

HE WOULD GO TO THE BASEMENT AND

SPEND TIME AFTER WORK.

I WOULD PUT OFF GOING OUTSIDE

TO PLAY WITH HER OR GO FOR A

BIKE RIDE BECAUSE I WANTED ONE

MORE BEER OR GLASS OF WINE.

WHEN HIS FATHER HAD A SEVERE

HEART ATTACK, STEVE RELIED ON

ALCOHOL MORE.

I WOULD JUST WANT TO GET

MYSELF READY TO SEE HIM.

ON THE DAY HE DIED, I LET IT

TAKE COMPLETE CONTROL OVER ME.

IT WAS THE ONE THING I BELIEVED

GOD ME THROUGH THAT DAY AND IT

CONVINCED ME IF I CAN GET YOU

THROUGH THAT I CAN GET YOU

THROUGH ANYTHING.

STEVE TOOK HER DAUGHTERS AND

LEFT HIM.

SHE FILED FOR DIVORCE.

HIS BOSS CONFRONTED HIM AND LAID

OUT A DEAL.

HE LAID OUT A CONTRACT

STATING YOU NEED TO HAVE AN

ALCOHOL ASSESSMENT.

IF THEY TELL YOU YOU HAVE A

PROBLEM, YOU NEED TO ADDRESS IT,

COMPLETE THEIR PROGRAM AND YOU

CAN COME BACK TO WORK AND WE'LL

PAY YOU WHILE YOU DO THAT.

IF THEY TELL YOU, YOU DON'T HAVE

A PROBLEM, THEN EVERYTHING IS

FINE.

STEVE ENROLLED IN THE PROGRAM

AND COULDN'T MAKE IT LONG

WITHOUT ALCOHOL.

HIS SISTER AND A FEW OTHER

MEMBERS INTERVENED AND INSISTED

HE WENT TO A CENTER.

WHEN I GOT OUT OF THERE I WAS

GOING TO RUN AWAY.

YOU ASKED ME HOW IMPORTANT WAS

ALCOHOL IN YOUR LIFE.

STEVE HAD A PLAN.

HE SAYS GOD HAD ONE TOO.

I AM SITTING AT THIS TABLE,

2:00 IN THE MORNING, I NOTICED

THERE WAS A MAN THAT WAS SITTING

AT THE TABLE WITH ME, THERE WAS

A NURSE AT THE NURSE'S STATION,

HE AND I WERE AT THE TABLE.

THAT WAS IT.

I FINALLY FELT LIKE I SHOULD SAY

SOMETHING TO HIM.

I LOOKED AT HIM AND ASKED.

WHAT HAPPENED TO YOU?

HE TOLD ME HE HAD STOLEN A CAR,

AND HE HAD AN ACCIDENT, HURT AND

BROUGHT IN HERE AND THEN HE

PAUSED FOR A MINUTE AND SAID AND

I AM GOING TO JAIL TOMORROW.

I COULDN'T BELIEVE I WAS SITTING

THERE WITH SOMEBODY LIKE THAT.

I SAID TO HIM.

I NORMALLY DON'T SAY THINGS LIKE

THIS TO PEOPLE, YOU ARE SICK.

HE LOOKED AT ME.

HE LEANED IN AND SAID WE ARE ALL

SICK.

AND THEN HE SAID TO ME, AND WE

ALL NEED TO BE SAVED.

AND I WAS OVERWHELMED WHEN HE

SAID THAT TO ME AND IT JUST HIT

ME WHAT I HAD DONE.

WHAT I HAD DONE TO MY KIDS AND

MY FAMILY, THE PEOPLE I WORK

FOR, MY FRIENDS, MY MOM, MY

SISTER.

MYSELF, IT JUST HIT ME THAT I AM

NO BETTER THAN ANYBODY ELSE IN

THIS PLACE.

WHEN I REALIZED THAT, WHEN I

HEARD THOSE WORDS.

I PUT MY HEAD DOWN FOR A MINUTE.

I KNEW I WAS GOING TO START TO

CRY.

I LOOKED BACK UP, HE WAS NOT

THERE.

HE WAS NOT THERE.

I LOOKED AROUND THE ROOM.

I LOOKED OVER AT THE NURSE AT

THE NURSE'S STATION AND SAID

HEY, WHERE DID THIS GUY GO?

SHE SAID WHAT GUY ARE YOU

TALKING ABOUT?

SHE SAID IT IS JUST YOU AND ME

IN HERE.

YOU NEED TO GO BACK AND GO TO

SLEEP.

STEVE BELIEVED FOR THE FIRST

TIME GOD WAS REAL AND GOD COULD

HELP HIM.

MY SIN WAS MY WORSHIP OF A

FALSE GOD AND I NEVER LOOKED

BACK.

I NEVER IN THE NEARLY 17 YEARS

SINCE THAT HAPPENED HAVE HAD A

DROP OF ALCOHOL.

HAVE I HAD URGES EARLY ON,

ABSOLUTELY.

I HAD THE POWER OF THE LORD IN

ME AND HIS LOVE AND FORGIVENESS.

STEVE STARTED READING HIS

BIBLE AND PRAYING.

IN 2000 I ASKED MY DAUGHTERS

FOR A NEW BIBLE AND THEY BLESSED

ME WITH A LIFE RECOVERY BIBLE.

I GET INTO THE WORD EVERYDAY.

IN 2006, STEVE MET AND

MARRIED TRICIA AND STARTED SHIP

RECOVERY MINISTRY TO HELP OTHERS

WHO STRUGGLE WITH ADDICTIONS.

EVERYDAY HE TRIES TO BE A

BETTER HUSBAND AND FATHER AND

BETTER CHRIST FOLLOWER THAN HE

WAS BEFORE.

HE HAS THE BET HEART AND

WOULD DO ANYTHING FOR ANYBODY

AND NICE TO SEE WHEN HE GETS A

PHONE CALL, SURE IT IS NOT AT

THE BEST TIME.

IF SOMEONE NEEDS HIM -- THERE

ARE NOT THAT MANY PEOPLE THAT

GENUINE AND CARING.

YOU CAN'T DO THIS ON YOUR

OWN.

I HEAR SO MANY MEN WHO SAY I AM

FINE.

I CAN DO THIS.

I'LL BE OKAY.

NO, YOU WON'T.

IN MY EXPERIENCE, THE ONLY WAY

THAT YOU CAN BE FREED FROM

SIN

SPECIFICALLY FROM ADDICTION

IS

ALLOWING THE LORD

TO DO IT.

HE WILL OFFER IT TO ANYBODY.

I STILL HAVE PEOPLE IN MY LIFE

WHO COME UP TO ME AND SAY I AM

SO PROUD OF YOU FOR WHAT YOU

DID.

AND I TELL THEM, I DIDN'T DO

ANYTHING EXCEPT ALLOW THE LORD

TO DO EVERYTHING.

TERRY: BOY STEVE HAS GOT IT

SO RIGHT.

THERE ARE THINGS WE GET INVOLVED

IN, IN OUR LIVES.

SIN WILL TAKE YOU FURTHER THAN

YOU WOULD GO AND KEEP YOU LONGER

THAN YOU THOUGHT YOU WOULD STAY

AND CAUSE YOU TO DO THINGS YOU

NEVER THOUGHT YOU WOULD DO.

I MARVEL HOW OFTEN WE ARE

CONTROLLED BY THINGS.

WE CAN FIGURE IT OUT, WE HAVE IT

ALL CONTROLLED EVEN WHEN THE

PEOPLE WHO LOVE US ARE TELLING

US, YOUR LIFE IS OUT OF CONTROL.

MAYBE THAT IS WHY GOD HAS YOU

WATCHING THIS STORY TODAY.

MAYBE THERE IS SOMETHING IN YOUR

LIFE THAT HAS HOLD OF YOU AND

YOU BOUGHT THE LIES I AM NEVER

GOING TO DO THIS AGAIN, I CAN

HANDLE THIS, I KNOW THE THINGS

TO DO.

YET WE DON'T DO THEM.

IT IS BECAUSE THERE IS AN ENEMY

OF GOD WHO WHOOS US TO A PLACE

FAR FROM THE PRESENCE OF GOD.

HE DOESN'T WANT US -- SO GOD

INVITES US TO COME INTO HIS

PRESENCE AND BE ALL OF THAT TO

US.

HE'LL TAKE OUR SIN JUST LIKE HE

DID FOR STEVE.

HE DID IT FOR ME.

HE TOOK MY SIN AWAY.

FORGAVE ME, SET ME FREE, PUT MY

FEET ON A ROCK AND GAVE ME A

FRESH START.

YOU CAN HAVE THAT, TOO.

WILL YOU CALL THE TOLL-FREE

NUMBER COMING UP ON YOUR SCREEN,

1-800-759-0700.

CALL AND ASK THE PERSON TO

INVITE CHRIST INTO YOUR LIFE.

THE PERSON ON THE OTHER END OF

THE LINE WELCOMES YOUR CALL.

THEY HAVE FREE INFORMATION THEY

WOULD LOVE TO SEND YOU AS WELL.

WE WANT TO THANK YOU FOR JOINING

US ON THIS EDITION OF THE "700

CLUB." WE WANT TO LEAVE YOU WITH

PSALM 27: THE LORD IS MY LIGHT

AND MY SALVATION, WHOM SHALL I

FEAR?

YOU CAN ALSO ADD TO THAT WHAT

SHALL I FEAR WHEN GOD IS WITH

YOU, NOTHING CAN COME AGAINST

YOU.

INVITE HIM INTO YOUR HEART

TODAY.

THANKS FOR JOINING US ON BEHALF

OF ALL OF US

HERE AT

CBN

AND

"700 CLUB." HAVE A GREAT

WEEKEND.

WE'LL SEE

YOU NEXT TIME.

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