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700 Club Interactive: The Miracle Man - April 11, 2014

He was in cardiac arrest for over thirty minutes. Hear how this one survivor earned the nickname "miracle man.” Read Transcript


WE STARTED TO SHOCK HIM.

CLEAR.

SHOCK HIM.

CLEAR.

SHOCKED 17 TIMES WITH NO

RESPONSE.

THE DOCTOR CAME OUT AND

SAID, YOU KNOW, WE TRIED

EVERYTHING POSSIBLE.

Andrew: HOW AN EASTER

MIRACLE REVIVED THIS MAN.

THE DOCTOR SCREAMED, HE

HAS A PULSE!

HE HAS A PULSE!

Andrew: ON TODAY'S "700

CLUB INTERACTIVE."

Gordon: ON "700 CLUB

INTERACTIVE," WE USE

TECHNOLOGY TO PRAY FOR EACH

OTHER AND EXPLORE TOPICS

THAT MATTER TO YOU.

WATCH WHAT GOD IS DOING IN

THE WORLD TODAY.

Terry: GOOD MORNING,

AND WELCOME TO "700 CLUB

INTERACTIVE."

ON EASTER SUNDAY IN 2010, ED

ELARAZO WAS GREETING MEMBERS

OF HIS CHURCH AT THE EARLY

SERVICE.

MINUTES LATER, ED BEGAN TO

PERSPIRE A LOT, AND THEN

EXPERIENCED WHAT HE

DESCRIBED AS TUNNEL VISION.

Andrew: AND THAT'S ALL ED

REMEMBERS FROM THAT MOMENT

ON UNTIL THREE DAYS LATER.

HERE IS EXACTLY WHAT

HAPPENED.

A MALE, UNCONSCIOUS, NOT

BREATHING.

[SIRENS]

WE WERE MAKING OUR WAY TO

THE HOSPITAL, AND YOU KNOW,

EVERY COUPLE OF MINUTES I

WOULD ASK, ARE YOU ALL

RIGHT?

ARE YOU OKAY?

AND I REMEMBER ONE LAST TIME

ASKING, ARE YOU ALL RIGHT?

AND HE GAVE ME THIS

GLASSY-EYED LOOK.

AND I SAID, ARE YOU OKAY?

AND THAT'S WHEN EVERYTHING

TOOK ITS SPIRAL IN ANOTHER

DIRECTION.

Reporter: THIS WOULD BE

A CALL PARAMEDIC MICHAEL RAY

WOULD NEVER FORGET.

ED, A MAN IN HIS LATE 50s,

HAD GONE INTO CARDIAC

ARREST.

C.P.R. HAD BEEN STARTED.

WE STARTED TO SHOCK HIM.

CLEAR.

SHOCK HIM.

CLEAR.

SHOCKING.

C.P.R. CONTINUED AND MORE

MEDICATIONS, AND SHOCK HIM

AGAIN.

Reporter: AT GOOD

SAMARITAN HOSPITAL IN NEW

YORK, EMERGENCY ROOM STAFF

TOOK OVER ADVANCED LIFE

SUPPORT.

CARDIOLOGIST KERRY HERSH WAS

CALLED IN.

HE LEARNED THAT ED HAD BEEN

IN CARDIAC ARREST FOR OVER

30 MINUTES.

WHEN YOU GO WITHOUT MORE

THAN FOUR MINUTES WITHOUT

ENOUGH OXYGEN AND BLOOD FLOW

TO THE BRAIN, THERE CAN BE

BRAIN DAMAGE.

Reporter: PARAMEDIC RAY

DECIDED TO STAY AND HELP.

HIS 15 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE

TOLD HIM IT DIDN'T LOOK

GOOD.

UNLESS THE SUPERNATURAL

OCCURS, THIS IS NOT GOING TO

BE A FAVORABLE OUTCOME.

Reporter: THE EMERGENCY

NURSE HAD COME TO THE SAME

CONCLUSION.

WHEN SHE TOLD ANOTHER NURSE

THAT ED WASN'T GOING TO MAKE

IT, ALICIA WAS TAKEN BACK BY

HER RESPONSE.

AND SHE TOLD ME, YOU

CAN'T SAY THAT.

AND I SAID, WHY ARE YOU

TELLING ME THAT.

I'M BEING HONEST.

Reporter: ALICIA TOLD

THE NURSE TO GO BACK INTO

THE ROOM AND TELL THEM,

DON'T STOP WORKING.

AND SHE ALSO TOLD HER TO

PRAY.

THE ONLY THING I COULD DO

IS PUT MY HOPE AND FAITH IN

GOD.

AND I HELD HIS HAND, AND I

BEGAN TO PRAY OUTLOUD, IN

THE MIDDLE OF THE COLD.

PARAMEDIC RAY WAS THERE

WHEN SHE STARTED PRAYING.

AND AT THAT POINT, I WAS

LIKE IF SOMETHING IS GOING

TO HAPPEN I'VE NEVER SEEN IN

MY CAREER, THAT'S WHEN IT IS

GOING TO HAPPEN.

Reporter: MEANWHILE,

ED'S FAMILY WERE WAITING IN

THE WAITING ROOM AND STARTED

PRAYING.

ED'S WIFE, BLONKA, AND THEIR

SON, J.P., ALL STARTED TO

ARRIVE.

AT ONE POINT THE DOCTOR

CAME OUT AND SAID, WE TRIED

EVERYTHING POSSIBLE.

I'M SO SORRY.

I JUST FELT NUMB.

I COULDN'T BELIEVE THIS WAS

TAKING PLACE.

Reporter: THEN CAME THE

WORDS EVERYONE WAS WAITING

TO HEAR.

THE DOCTORS SCREAMED, HE

HAS A PULSE!

HE HAS A PULSE!

Reporter: THE

WORLD-WIND OF EMOTION WAS

HARD ON THE FAMILY.

ED'S SON J.P.EXPLAINED.

IN ONE SECOND YOUR

IMAGINING, WE'VE GOT TO GET

READY FOR A FUNERAL.

AND THE SECOND SECOND THE

DOCTOR COMES OUT AND SAYS,

HE'S A FIGHTER.

HE'S A FIGHTER.

Reporter: ED'S FIGHT

WASN'T OVER.

IMMEDIATELY HE WAS TAKEN TO

THE CARDIAC UNIT WHERE

DR. HERSH AND TEAM WORKED TO

OPEN HIS RIGHT ARTERY, WHICH

WAS BLOCKED.

TIME WAS RUNNING OUT.

THE EXTRAORDINARY NUMBER

OF TIMES ED WAS

DEFIBRILLATED IN THE

AMBULANCE, AND IN THE

EMERGENCY ROOM, AND WHEN HE

GOT INTO THE ROOM, AND THAT

DID NOT STOP.

Reporter: BLANKA SAYS

SHE CONTINUED TO TRUST GOD

FOR THE OUTCOME.

I HAD THAT PEACE THAT GOD

WAS GOING TO PERFORM A

MIRACLE.

Reporter: IN ADDITION

TO THE HEART ATTACK, ED

SUFFERED A STROKE.

DOCTORS EXPECTED THE DAMAGE

TO BE EXTENSIVE, AND MOST

LIKELY IRREVERSIBLE.

THE FAMILY COULD ONLY WAIT

AND PRAY.

AND THREE DAYS LATER, ED

OPENED HIS EYES.

HIS WIFE, BLANKA, BY HIS

SIDE.

I SAID, HONEY, DO YOU

RECOGNIZE ME?

AND I WAS PRETTY

SURPRISED THAT SHE WOULD ASK

ME THAT, BECAUSE, OF COURSE,

SHE WAS MY WIFE.

Reporter: ED COULDN'T

GRASP WHAT HAD HAPPENED OVER

THE PAST THREE DAYS.

I MUST HAVE ASKED MY

FAMILY ABOUT A HUNDRED

TIMES, WHAT HAPPENED?

BECAUSE EVEN TO ME IT

SOUNDED UNBELIEVABLE.

Reporter: UNTIL A

CAMERA CREW FROM A LOCAL

STATION CAME INTO HIS ROOM

AND REQUESTED AN INTERVIEW.

ONE OF THE PARISHIONERS

COLLAPSED.

THE WORD AROUND TOWN WAS

THAT A MIRACLE HAS HAPPENED

AT GOOD SAM'S HOSPITAL, AND

THAT MIRACLE WAS ME.

I THINK THE WHOLE THING IS A

MIRACLE.

Reporter: IT WAS HAILED

AS THE EASTER MIRACLE.

AND FOR MONTHS LOCAL NEWS

STATIONS COVERED HIS

RECOVERY.

BUT ED STILL HAD A LONG WAY

TO GO.

THE HEART ATTACK WAS,

OBVIOUSLY, AN EVENT, BUT THE

STROKE WAS A BIGGER EVENT.

Reporter: FIRST ED HAD

TO LEARN TO WALK AGAIN AND

DO SIMPLE THINGS, LIKE BRUSH

HIS TEETH.

HE ALSO REALIZED HE HAD TO

MAKE SOME MAJOR LIFESTYLE

CHANGES.

HE QUIT HIS TWO PACK A DAY

CIGARETTE HABIT AND STARTED

EATING RIGHT AND

EXERCISING.

HE WORKED SO HARD THAT THE

STAFF AT THE REHAB CENTER

TOOK NOTICE.

THE STAFF USED TO YELL

OUT AT ME, WHAT IS IT WITH

YOU?

DO YOU WANT TO DO A MARATHON

OR SOMETHING?

I FINALLY SAID YES, THAT'S

EXACTLY WHAT I WANT TO DO.

Reporter: AND THAT'S

EXACTLY WHAT HE DID.

SIX MONTHS LATER, ED RUN HIS

FIRST HALF MARATHON,

13.1 MILES, BUT HE SAID HE

NEVER COULD HAVE DONE IT ON

HIS OWN.

TO FINISH A HALF

MARATHON, I KNEW THAT WAS

THE LORD.

I WANTED TO TRUMPET THAT,

HERALD THAT ALL OVER, LOOK,

THE LORD HAS HEALED ME.

HE HAS NOT ONLY HEALED ME,

HE HAS MADE ME BETTER.

HE HAS REALLY GIVEN ME A NEW

LIFE.

I AM NOW REALLY REBORN.

A YEAR LATER, I RAN THE NEW

YORK CITY MARATHON, WHICH IS

26.2 MILES, AND I'LL TELL

YOU THE TRUTH IS, IT'S THE

.2 THAT GETS YOU.

THE CHANGE IN HIS

LIFESTYLE WAS CERTAINLY

GRATIFYING.

THE FACT THAT HE IS RUNNING

A MARATHON IS AMAZING.

BUT I WOULD SAY MORE SO IT

IS THE COGNITIVE FUNCTION,

WHICH OBVIOUSLY NO ONE COULD

TELL THAT ED HAD BEEN

THROUGH ANY PROCEDURE LIKE

THIS.

AND I THINK THAT'S MORE

REMARKABLE.

THERE ARE A LOT OF PEOPLE

WHO HAVE THEIR HEART MUSCLE

FUNCTION RETURN PRETTY MUCH

TO NORMAL.

BUT NOT EVERYBODY MAKES A

NEUROLOGICAL RECOVERY AS

WELL AS HE DID.

DR. HERSH HAS HIS

FAVORITE WORD, AND HIS

FAVORITE WORD IS

"REMARKABLE."

AND EVERY TIME WE SIT AND

TALK, HE SAYS, THIS IS

"REMARKABLE."

I REALLY THINK HE MEANS

MIRACULOUS.

Andrew: WHAT WE SAW IS

CERTAINLY A MIRACLE.

AND THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO

HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT

MIRACLES HAPPENING IN OUR

MODERN WORLD.

HERE IS AN INTERESTING

VERSE, JOHN 16, AND IT IS

JESUS SPEAKING:

"NEVERTHELESS, I TELL YOU

THE TRUTH.

IT IS TO YOUR ADVANTAGE THAT

I GO AWAY.

FOR IF I DO NOT GO AWAY, THE

HELPER WILL NOT COME TO

YOU.

BUT IF I DEPART, I WILL SEND

HIM TO YOU."

JOINING US NOW FOR MORE ON

THE HELPER IS DR. CLIFFTON

PARK, AND WE ARE IN GOOD

HANDS WITH DR. PARK.

YOU HAVE GREAT INSIGHTS.

I WANT TO TALK TO A LITTLE

ABOUT THE HOLY SPIRIT.

IN THAT VERSE, HOW JESUS

SAYS, AND THIS IS PRETTY

RADICAL FOR ME -- IT IS GOOD

FOR YOU IF I DEPART BECAUSE

THERE IS SOMETHING MORE

SPECIAL THAT WILL COME YOUR

WAY.

YOU CAN IMAGINE HOW THE

DISCIPLES THOUGHT.

IT MUST HAVE BEEN, WHAT DID

YOU MEAN?

AS LONG AS JESUS WAS

PHYSICALLY ON EARTH, HE WAS

GOING TO BE LIMITED.

WHAT JESUS WAS SAYING WAS,

I'M GOING TO SEND THE HOLY

SPIRIT, WHO IS GOING TO BE

ME WITHIN YOU.

SO WHAT WE SEE IN THE HOLY

SPIRIT, THE COMFORTER IS THE

UNIVERSALIZATION OF JESUS.

SO JESUS IS NOT GOING TO

JUST BE WITH HIS DISCIPLES,

BUT HE IS GOING TO BE WITH

EVERY SINGLE ONE OF US.

CAN YOU IMAGINE THAT?

Andrew: A LOT OF TIMES

WE FEEL LIKE WE DON'T KNOW

HOW TO PRAY.

LORD, I DON'T KNOW HOW TO

ARTICULATE WHAT I'M GOING

THROUGH.

BUT THE BIBLE SAYS THE HOLY

SPIRIT CAN INTERCEDE ON OUR

BEHALF.

TALK ABOUT THAT.

SOMETIMES PEOPLE TALK

ABOUT THE HOLY SPIRIT IN

ESOTERIC WAYS.

THE THIRD PERSON OF THE GOD

HEAD IS A PERSON, SOMEONE HE

CAN SPEAK TO.

HE IS OUR LIFE COACH.

Andrew: IT IS NOT AN

IT; IT IS A HE.

AND HE'S GOT A

PERSONALITY.

HE CAN BE OFFENDED.

HE HAS A WILL.

AND IT IS SOMEONE THAT WE

CAN SPEAK TO.

WE NEED TO TEACH PEOPLE MORE

OFTEN THAT THE HOLY SPIRIT

IS THE ONE WHO IS GOING TO

GUIDE YOU, TO TEACH YOU HOW

TO LIVE OUT THE CHRIST

LIFE.

IN YOUR WORK, IN YOUR HOME,

IN YOUR SCHOOL, IN YOUR

MARRIAGES.

THE HOLY SPIRIT IS THERE TO

HELP US TO LIVE OUT THE LIFE

THAT JESUS CALLED US TO

LIVE.

Andrew: SOMETIMES IN

THE CHRISTIAN LIFE, WE DON'T

FEEL WE'RE LIVING IN VICTORY

AND WE'RE SLUSHING THROUGH.

I WONDER IF THAT'S BECAUSE

WE'RE NOT TAPPING INTO THIS

GREAT PROGRAMS FROM JESUS

ABOUT THE HOLY SPIRIT, AND

WE'RE TRYING TO LIVE WITHOUT

HIM.

I THINK THE HOLY SPIRIT

IS ONE OF THE BIGGEST

SECRETS.

WE NEED TO TEACH PEOPLE THAT

JESUS SENT US THE COMFORTER,

HE SENT US THE HOLY SPIRIT.

IF WE WERE TO TAP INTO THE

RESOURCES AND THE POWER AND

THE DYNAMICISM, WE WOULD

REALIZE THAT THE GIFTS OF

THE SPIRIT, MIRACLES -- AND

WE JUST HEARD ABOUT A GREAT

MIRACLE -- THESE ARE THE

RESOURCES AND POWER THAT ARE

AVAILABLE TO EVERY CHRISTIAN

IF WE WERE TO TAP INTO AND

BE TALKING TO THE HOLY

SPIRIT.

BE TALKING WITH HIM.

WHEN I WAKE UP IN THE

MORNING, GOOD MORNING, HOLY

SPIRIT.

IT NEEDS TO BE AN ACTIVE

PART OF OUR LIVES.

AS WE ENGAGE WITH THE HOLY

SPIRIT, HE WILL FORM JESUS

IN US.

Andrew: ARE PEOPLE

AFRAID OF THE HOLY SPIRIT?

I THINK SOMETIMES WE MAKE

THE HOLY SPIRIT SORT OF

GHOSTY, AND THERE IS AN

ELEMENT OF THAT, WHICH HE

CAN BE SEEN AS SOMEONE WHO

IS FOREIGN.

BUT WE NEED TO MAKE PEOPLE

UNDERSTAND THAT THE HOLY

SPIRIT IS GOD WITH US.

IT IS THE POWER OF THE LORD,

AND THE ONE WHO TEACHES US

ABOUT JESUS CHRIST.

Andrew: IT IS NOTHING

TO COMPARE.

WHY DO YOU COMPARE THE HOLY

SPIRIT TO ELECTRICITY?

OFTENTIMES ELECTRICITY

CAN BE AVAILABLE, BUT UNLESS

YOU PLUG INTO IT, YOU WILL

NOT RECEIVE THE POWER AND

THE FREQUENCY.

AND WHAT WE NEED TO TEACH

PEOPLE TO DO IS DON'T JUST

BE INTELLECTUALLY AWARE THAT

THE SPIRIT OF GOD IS

AVAILABLE, BUT YOU CAN PLUG

YOUR LIFE INTO IT.

HOW DO YOU DO THAT?

THROUGH PRAYER.

THROUGH UNDERSTANDING THAT

HE IS THE ONE WHO GUIDES

US.

I REMEMBER WHEN I JUST GOT

MARRIED, I REALIZED I HAD NO

IDEA, ANDREW, HOW TO BE A

HUSBAND.

Andrew: YOU'RE NOT

ALONE IN THAT.

AND THEN I SAID, LORD,

TEACH ME.

AND I WAS AMAZED THAT THE

HOLY SPIRIT WAS LITERALLY

TEACHING ME DAILY.

HE WOULD SAY, STOP THE CAR

AND GO AND BUY SOME

FLOWERS.

Andrew: YOUR WIFE IS A

FAN OF THE HOLY SPIRIT.

[LAUGHTER]

IF WE CAN TAP INTO THE

RESOURCES OF THE HOLY

SPIRIT, BECAUSE THE HOLY

SPIRIT IS OUR CONNECTION TO

GOD THROUGH JESUS CHRIST.

ALL OF THE RESOURCES OF

HEAVEN AND THE FULLNESS OF

CHRIST CAN BE DOWNLOADED TO

EVERY CHRISTIAN.

Andrew: WHY AREN'T WE

TAUGHT THIS IN CHURCHES FOR

THE MOST PART NOW?

THROUGHOUT CHRISTIAN

HISTORY, THE HOLY SPIRIT OF

BEING THE MOST NEGLECTED

TEACHER.

AND WE TALK A LOT ABOUT GOD

AND JESUS, BUT ONLY NOW WITH

THE GROWTH OF THE

PENTECOSTAL MOVEMENT AND

PENTECOSTAL SCHOLARSHIPS,

THAT WE ARE TEACHING MORE

AND MORE ABOUT THE POWER AND

THE PRESENCE OF THE HOLY

SPIRIT.

AND WE HAVE SEEN THAT

MANIFEST ITSELF IN WORSHIP

AS WELL.

PEOPLE ARE REALIZING IT IS

POWERFUL, AND IT IS A GREAT

EXPERIENCE, AND IT IS ALSO

PRACTICAL FOR EVERYDAY

LIVES.

Andrew: THE BIBLE SAYS

WE CAN GRIEVE THE HOLY

SPIRIT.

DO YOU THINK IT GRIEVES THE

HOLY SPIRIT AND CHRIST THAT

CHRIST'S FOLLOWERS DON'T

SEEM TO UNDERSTAND WHAT IS

AVAILABLE TO THEM?

OH, YES, IT GRIEVES THE

HOLY SPIRIT, IT GRIEVES

JESUS, AND IT GRIEVES GOD AS

WELL.

BECAUSE YOU CAN IMAGINE THE

GREAT RESOURCES THAT WE

HAVE, AND WE'RE ONLY TAPPING

INTO IT MAYBE 2%.

AND I THINK, YOU KNOW, IF

YOU'VE GOT SO MUCH TO GIVE

AND YOU'RE NOT BEING TAPPED

INTO, IT CAN GRIEVE THE HOLY

SPIRIT INDEED.

I THINK WE NEED TO TEACH

PEOPLE TO SORT OF GALVANIZE

THE BENEFITS AND THE POWER

OF THE HOLY SPIRIT.

Andrew: DR. CLARK, WE

APPRECIATE YOUR INSIGHTS,

AND WE WILL SEEK THE HOLY

SPIRIT IN RELATIONSHIP TO

THE LORD.

THANKS FOR COMING TO "700

CLUB INTERACTIVE."

OVER TO TERRY.

Terry: COMING UP, WE'LL

BE PRAYING FOR A MIRACLE TO

HAPPEN TO YOU.

BUT FIRST WE'LL HEAR AN

AMAZING STORY OF A WOMAN WHO

WAS HEALED AFTER SUFFERING

HEART DISEASE FOR 10 YEARS.

THAT'S UP NEXT.

Terry: CHRIS HELM LOVES

TO EXERCISE, BUT NOT LONG

AGO CHRIS DISCOVERED THAT

THE WORKOUTS SHE CRAZED

COULD POTENTIALLY KILL HER.

Reporter: THIS IS LAP

SEVEN FOR CHRIS HELM.

ON AN AVERAGE MORNING, SHE

DOES 70 BEFORE MANY FINISH

THEIR FIRST CUP OF COFFEE.

I USUALLY GET UP PRETTY

EARLY IN THE MORNING AND

SPEND A LITTLE TIME WITH MY

HUSBAND.

AND THEN WE WILL SPEND AN

HOUR EITHER TAKING A

FIVE-MILE WALK OR DOING THE

ELLIPTICAL OR SWIMMING 70 TO

100 LAPS.

I TRY TO GET AT LEAST AN

HOUR OF CARDIO SIX DAYS A

WEEK.

Reporter: BUT THERE WAS

A TIME THE EXERCISE COULD

HAVE KILLED HER.

SHE REMEMBERS THE FIRST TIME

THERE WAS A SIGN OF

TROUBLE.

MY HUSBAND AND I WERE OUT

TAKING A WALK.

IT WAS A FULL NIGHT.

AND I ROUNDED A CORNER AND I

DOUBLED OVER WITH HORRIBLE

CHEST PAIN.

AND WE BOTH JUST LOOKED AT

EACH OTHER AND SAID, WHAT

WAS THAT.

AND IT DIED DOWN AND WE JUST

CONTINUED WITH THE WALK.

Reporter: CHRIS WAS

RELUCTANT TO SEE A DOCTOR.

SHE LIVED WITH THE PAIN,

WHICH AT THIS POINT WAS

INFREQUENT.

IT WAS SOMETHING THAT

WOULD HAPPEN MAYBE FIRST

THING IN THE MERN MORNING

OR TAKING A BREATH OF THE

COLD AIR.

AND THE REST OF THE 23 HOURS

WERE FINE.

Reporter: BUT OVER THE

COURSE OF 10 YEARS, THE

PROBLEM GREW WORSE AND COULD

NO LONGER BE IGNORED.

IT WAS HAPPENING MORE

OFTEN.

IT WAS BECOMING STRONGER,

AND THE INTENSITY WAA

STRONGER AND IT WAS MORE

LIFE INTERRUPTING.

Reporter: FINALLY CHRIS

WENT TO THE DOCTOR AND WAS

DIAGNOSED WITH SPASO VAGINA

DISORDER, WHERE THE MUSCLES

TIGHTEN AROUND THE HEART.

I READ ABOUT IT AND I WAS

SHOCKED TO FIND OUT THAT ONE

OF THE EPISODES COULD CAUSE

A MASSIVE HEART ATTACK AND

COULD KILL ME.

Reporter: CHRIS WAS

TOLD SHE WOULD JUST HAVE TO

LIVE WITH IT, AND THAT'S

WHAT SHE DID FOR THE NEXT

TWO YEARS.

HE TOLD ME TO KEEP UP MY

EXERCISE.

AND HE SAID TO START WITH 10

MINUTES OF VERY EASY

EXERCISE, AND GO VERY

SLOWLY.

AND BASICALLY GO HOME AND

LIVE YOUR LIFE.

I CAN GIVE YOU SOME

MEDICATION FOR THE PAIN,

WHICH I REJECTED.

BUT HE SAID, THERE IS

NOTHING I CAN DO FOR YOU.

JUST GO HOME AND LIVE YOUR

LIFE.

Reporter: ONE MORNING

AFTER A WORKOUT, CHRIS WAS

WATCHING "THE 700 CLUB,"

SOMETHING SHE HAS DONE

FAITHFULLY FOR THE PAST 30

YEARS.

AND I USUALLY ALWAYS STOP

AND PRAY WHEN PAT OR TERRY

ARE PRAYING FOR PEOPLE.

AND PAT STOPPED, AND HE SAID

THE LORD IS HEALING ALL

KINDS OF HEART CONDITIONS.

Pat: THE HEARTS SHALL

REGULATE, AND THEY WILL BEAT

AS NORMAL, AND WILL BE EVERY

BIT WHOLE.

I THOUGHT, INSTINCTIVELY,

THE HOLY SPIRIT SPOKE TO

ME.

I RAISED MY HAND AND SAID,

LORD, I'M ACCEPTING THAT AND

CLAIMING THAT FOR ME.

I WENT ABOUT MY BUSINESS.

MONTHS WENT BY.

NO PAIN.

GONE.

COMPLETELY HEALED.

Reporter: IT HAS BEEN A

YEAR NOW, AND CHRIS TELLS

HER DOCTOR SHE IS STILL

SYMPTOM-FREE.

AND SHE IS ALSO BACK TO

DOING THINGS SHE ENJOYS,

WORKOUTS ON THE ELLIPTICAL,

LAPS IN THE POOL, AND

MORNING WALKS WITH HER

HUSBAND, DAVID.

I'M LIVING MY LIFE, BUT

I'M LIVING IT A LOT BETTER

WITHOUT PAIN, AND KNOWING

THAT THE LORD HAD HEALED

ME.

AND IT IS JUST ANOTHER

TESTIMONY TO HIM.

Terry: CHRIS' STORY IS

JUST ONE EXAMPLE OF THE

HEALING POWER OF PRAYER.

HERE IS ANOTHER ONE FOR YOU:

"FOR SIX YEARS, REGINA HAD A

TUMOR ON THE SIDE OF HER

RIGHT FOOT.

A DOCTOR TOLD HER SHE WOULD

HAVE TO HAVE SURGERY.

SHE CALLED CBN DO ASK FOR

HEALING PRAYER.

A FEW DAYS LATER, THE TUMOR

WAS COMPLETELY GONE, NO

SURGERY WAS NEEDED, AND SHE

IS PRAISING THE LORD."

I MEAN, YOU WANT TO GET OUT

OF SURGERY ANY TIME YOU HAVE

THE OPTION TO.

Andrew: THAT'S

WONDERFUL NEWS.

BUT THERE ARE STILL A LOT OF

PEOPLE OUT THERE WHO HAVE

NEEDS.

WE HAVE RECEIVED COMMENTS

FROM OUR FRIENDS ON

Facebook, WHO NEED A

MIRACLE JUST LIKE THAT ONE.

FRANCIS SAYS, "WOULD YOU

PLEASE HELP MY NIECE,KO, SHE

HAS HEART DISEASE.

PLEASE PRAY FOR HER HEALING

AND OUR FAMILY TO GET

THROUGH THIS."

JESSI SAYS, "PLEASE PRAY FOR

MY GRANDSON WHO TRIED TO

TAKE IT LIFE.

WHILE HE DID NOT SUCCEED, HE

WAS HURT PRETTY BADLY.

I KNOW HE IS BEING ATTACKED

BY THE ENEMY AND HE NEEDS

JESUS NOW MORE THAN EVER."

TERRY AND I WANT TO PRAY FOR

THESE REQUESTS AND FOR YOUR

NEEDS IN THE AUDIENCE.

FATHER, GOD, IN THE IN A

MOMENT OF JESUS, FOR

FRANCIS, PRAYING FOR HEART

DISEASE, FATHER GOD, IN THE

NAME OF JESUS, WE ASK FOR

HEALING.

HOLY SPIRIT, WE ASK YOU TO

INTERCEDE AND PROVIDE

HEALING IN THE NAME OF

JESUS.

AND THIS YOUNG MAN WHO TRIED

TO TAKE HIS LIFE, FATHER,

YOU SPARED HIM FOR A

REASON.

WE PRAY THAT YOUR PLAN IS

REVEALED TO THE FAMILY IN

JESUS' NAME.

THANK YOU FOR SPARING HIM.

REVEAL YOUR LOVE TO HIM, WE

ASK IN JESUS' NAME.

AND FOR ALL OF THOSE OUT

THERE SUFFERING FROM

DEPRESSION AND

DISCOURAGEMENT, RIGHT NOW WE

PRAY THEY TURN IT OVER TO

YOU.

AND, LORD GOD, YOU INTERCEDE

ON THEIR BEHALF AND LIFT

THIS DEPRESSION IN JESUS'

NAME.

Terry: AND, LORD, IT IS

OUR NATURE TO DWELL ON

THINGS, TO WORRY ABOUT

THINGS, TO BE OBSESSED WITH

THINGS THAT ARE OF CONCERN

TO US, AND WE TURN ALL OF

THESE THINGS OVER TO YOU,

LORD.

AND WE ASK THAT THE JOY OF

YOU, LORD GOD, WOULD BE OUR

STRENGTH.

WE PRAY IN JESUS' NAME.

AMEN.

AMEN.

Andrew: STILL AHEAD, A

MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT, A

SHATTERED LEG, AND AN

INCREDIBLE MIRACLE.

THAT STORY IS NEXT, SO DON'T

GO AWAY.

Terry: AFTER TOMMY WAS

HIT BY A CAR, DOCTORS WARNED

HIM THAT THEY MIGHT HAVE TO

AMPUTATE HIS FOOT.

BUT JUST THREE WEEKS LATER,

TOMMY WOKE UP IN THE MIDDLE

OF THE NIGHT AND TURNED ON

THE TELEVISION.

WHAT HAPPENED NEXT WAS

SOMETHING HIS DOCTORS CALL A

MIRACLE.

Reporter: FIVE YEARS

AGO, A TRUCK STRUCK TOMMY AS

HE RODE HIS MOTORCYCLE ON A

STREET IN INDONESIA, NEAR

HIS HOME.

TOMMY'S RIGHT SHIN BONE WAS

SHATTERED FROM KNEE TO

ANKLE.

IT WAS HORRIBLE.

I COULD SEE MY BROKEN BONES

THROUGH MY JEANS.

Reporter: THIS IS

TOMMY'S PHYSICIAN,

DR. TANGUS.

HE HAD A MULTIPLE

COMPOUND FRACTURE.

BECAUSE IT WAS SO BADLY

DAMAGED, THERE WAS NO

GUARANTEE THAT HIS FOOT

WOULD BE SAVED.

Reporter: THE DOCTOR

OPERATED AND PUT SCREWS AND

PLATES IN THE BONES,

BANDAGED THE WOUNDS, AND

WARNED TOMMY IF GANGRENE SET

IN, THEY HAV WOULD HAVE TO

AMPUTATE HIS LEG.

THEY SENT HIM HOME.

I WAS SO WORRIED.

IF THEY AMPUTATE MY FOOT, IT

WOULD BE SO DIFFICULT FOR ME

TO WORK.

Reporter: ONE NIGHT,

JUST THREE WEEKS AFTER THE

ACCIDENT, TOMMY AWOKE WITH A

SUDDEN URGE TO TURN ON THE

TV.

IT WAS SO STRANGE.

I WOKE UP IN THE MIDDLE OF

THE NIGHT AND I TURNED ON

THE TV.

I REMEMBER HIM SAYING, PRAY

WITH ME.

WILTHERE IS SOMEONE WHO HAS

A BROKEN FOOT.

BELIEVE IN JESUS.

YOU ARE HEALED NOW IN JESUS'

NAME.

Reporter: IT WAS THE

FIRST TIME TOMMY EVER

WATCHED A CHRISTIAN PROGRAM

ON TV.

THE PROGRAM WAS CBN'S

SALUCCI.

TOMMY GOT UP FROM HIS BED

AND WALKED TO ANOTHER ROOM

WITHOUT THINKING ABOUT IT.

I THOUGHT, HOW CAN THIS

BE?

I CAN WALK.

AND I HAD NEVER BEEN ABLE TO

WALK WITHOUT A CRUTCH

BEFORE.

I KNEW I WAS HEALED.

GOD HEARD MY PRAYER.

Reporter: THE NEXT DAY

TOMMY ACTUALLY DROVE HIS CAR

TO THE HOSPITAL TO SEE

DR. TANGUS.

AFTER SOME TESTS, THE DOCTOR

TOLD TOMMY HIS LEG HAD MADE

A REMARKABLE RECOVERY.

IT WAS AN UNUSUAL THING.

TOMMY WAS SO LUCKY THAT HE

DIDN'T LOSE HIS LEG.

I BELIEVE IT WAS A MIRACLE

FOR HIM.

I HAVE SURRENDERED MY

HEART AND LIFE TO JESUS AS A

RESULT OF THIS EXPERIENCE.

SALUCCI IS A VERY INSPIRING

PROGRAM.

IT STRENGTHENS OUR FAITH,

AND REMINDS US THAT GOD IS

ALWAYS THERE TO HELP US.

Terry: MANY OF YOU

WATCH THIS PROGRAM HERE AT

HOME IN THE UNITED STATES,

AND YOU MAY NOT BE AWARE OF

THE FACT IT IS AIRED AROUND

THE WORLD.

IN MANY PLACES THE SHOW YOU

SEE IS AIRED, BUT IN OTHER

COUNTRIES IT IS AIRED WITH

HOSTS IN THAT COUNTRY

SPEAKING IN THEIR LANGUAGE.

AND PEOPLE CALL PHONE LINES

IN THAT COUNTRY AND FIND OUT

MORE ABOUT CHRIST.

WHEN YOU JOIN "THE 700

CLUB," YOU ARE MAKING IT

POSSIBLE LITERALLY FOR US TO

TAKE THE GOSPEL INTO ALL OF

THE WORLD.

WE WANT TO SAY THANK YOU.

YOU CAN SEE IN TOMMY'S LIFE

THE CHANGE THAT CAME ABOUT

PHYSICALLY AND SPIRITUALLY

BECAUSE SOMEONE CAME TO TELL

HIM THE GREAT, GOOD NEWS.

IF YOU'RE NOT A "700 CLUB"

PARTNER, TODAY IS A GREAT

DAY TO JOIN.

IT IS 65 CENTS A DAY, $20 A

MONTH, AND YOU'LL BE JOINING

THOUSANDS OF US WHO ARE OUT

TO CHANGE THE WORLD WITH THE

LOVE OF JESUS CHRIST.

HOW DO YOU JOIN?

YOU CALL THE TOLL-FREE

NUMBER ON YOUR SCREEN,

1-888-777-1999.

JUST CALL AND SAY, I WANT TO

JOIN "700 CLUB."

OR YOU CAN JOIN WITH US BY

LOGGING ON TO CBN.COM.

Andrew: THAT'S ALL OF

THE TIME WE HAVE FROM

TODAY'S SHOW.

WE LEAVE YOU WITH THESE

WORDS: "THEY CRIED TO THE

LORD IN THEIR TROUBLE, AND

HE DELIVERED THEM FROM THEIR

DISTRESS."

WHAT WE'VE SEEN IN THIS SHOW

IS SOMETIMES WE NEED TO TAKE

OUR MINDS OFF OF OUR OWN

PROBLEMS AND FOCUS ON THE

LOVE OF THE LORD AND JESUS

CHRIST.

Terry: AND HE IS ABLE.

THAT'S THE GREAT GOOD NEWS

FOR ALL WHO ARE WATCHING.

Andrew: THANKS FOR

JOINING US.

WE'LL SEE YOU NEX

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