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700 Club Interactive: Saved from Yourself - April 30, 2014

Are you searching for grace? Peace? Find out how you can find strength to carry on in the midst of a challenge. Read Transcript


Gordon: ADDICTED TO

DRUGS AND OUT OF CONTROL.

I SCALED UP SOME SCHOOL

BUILDINGS AND RAN THROUGH

SOME STOPLIGHTS.

AND CARS ARE BEEPING THEIR

HORNS, EVERYTHING IS GOING

CRAZY.

Gordon: SEE WHAT SAVED

HIM ON TODAY'S "700 CLUB

INTERACTIVE."

ON "700 CLUB INTERACTIVE,"

WE USE TECHNOLOGY TO PRAY

FOR EACH OTHER AND EXPLORE

TOPICS THAT MATTER TO YOU.

WATCH WHAT GOD IS DOING IN

THE WORLD TODAY.

WELCOME TO THE SHOW.

OVER THE PAST DECADE,

AMERICANS HAVE SPENT

BILLIONS OF DOLLARS ON

NARCOTICS, AND THESE DRUGS

HAVE DESTROYED MARRIAGES,

CAREERS, AND HOMES.

Terry:

Terry: AS A YOUNG BOY,

ZACH LEWIS WATCHED ADDICTION

RUIN HIS FATHER'S LIFE, BUT

THAT DIDN'T STOP HIM FROM

EXPERIMENTING AND TAKING THE

DRUGS THAT NEARLY LED TO

HITHIS OWN DEATH.

THEY BROUGHT OUT THE

GURNEY, AND THEY PUT ME ON

THERE, AND I'M GOING DOWN

THIS HALLWAY, AND I'M CRYING

OUT TO GOD WITH EVERYTHING I

HAVE INSIDE OF ME.

GOD, PLEASE DON'T LET ME DIE

AND GO TO HELL.

MY DAD HAD AN ADDICTION TO

COCAINE.

AND MY MOM WOULD JUST GO TO

CHURCH AND BE PRAISING GOD,

AND TEARS WOULD STREAM DOWN

THAT WOMAN'S FACE.

AND I SEEN SOMETHING THAT

WAS REAL.

I SEEN SOMETHING THAT I

WANTED FOR MYSELF.

I WAS BATTLING, DO I FOLLOW

IN MY DAD'S FOOTSTEPS, AND

DO I USE DRUGS, LIKE HE IS

DOING?

OR DO I GO TO CHURCH WITH MY

MOM AND EXPERIENCE WHAT SHE

IS EXPERIENCING?

NINE YEARS OLD WAS THE FIRST

TIME I USED DRUGS.

I KNEW USING DRUGS WAS

WRONG.

BUT I DIDN'T -- YEAH, I

DIDN'T STOP DOING IT BECAUSE

I KNEW IT WAS AN ESCAPE FOR

ME.

IT WAS AN ESCAPE FROM

REALITY, A WAY TO JUST NUMB

OUT.

AT 15, I STARTED DOING

COCAINE.

AT 18 YEARS OLD, I DECIDED

TO MOVE TO HAWAII WITH A

FRIEND OF MINE.

I FELT LIKE GOING TO A

DIFFERENT STATE, GOING TO

SOMEWHERE NEW, WOULD GET ME

FREE.

IT TURNED WORSE.

IT JUST FELL APART.

ALL OF THE DRUGS THAT I WAS

CONSUMING, IT WAS JUST KIND

OF THROWING ME FOR A LOOP.

YOU KNOW, IT WAS JUST

GETTING ME ALL CONFUSED IN

HERE.

I DIDN'T KNOW WHAT TO DO

ANYMORE.

I WAS SMOKING CRACK.

I WAS USING MUSHROOMS,

HALLUCINOGENICS.

I WAS USING SO MANY

DIFFERENT DRUGS, AND SEEING

ALL OF THESE CRAZY THINGS

HAPPENING, LIKE ALL OF THESE

TREES BOW DOWN TO ME

WORSHIPPING.

AND SO I STRIPPED BUTT NAKED

AND SCALED UP SOME SCHOOLS,

AND RAN THROUGH SPOTLIGHTS,

AND CARS ARE BEEPING THEIR

HORNS.

EVERYTHING IS GOING CRAZY.

THE COPS CHASED ME FOR TWO

MILES DOWN THE STREET.

THEY GOT ME AND TOOK ME TO

THE HOSPITAL INSTEAD OF

TAKING ME TO JAIL.

AND THE VERY NEXT DAY I HAD

A FLIGHT HOME.

I WENT THROUGH MENTAL

INSTITUTIONS AND HOSPITALS

AND EVENTUALLY A PLACE

CALLED "TEEN CHALLENGE."

I'M THERE FOR THREE DAYS,

AND I DECIDED TO PACK UP ALL

OF MY STUFF.

AND TO LEAVE THE NEXT DAY.

I JUST FIGURED, IT WOULD

JUST BE EASIER FOR ME TO GO

OUT THERE AND FIGURE IT OUT

ON MY OWN, THAN TO HAVE

OTHER PEOPLE IN THE MIX.

AND THERE ARE THESE FLIGHT

OF STEPS THAT LEAD DOWN TO

THIS BRICK WALL AT THE

BOTTOM.

AND SO I'M, LIKE, OKAY,

WELL, MAYBE I'LL JUST JUMP.

SO I ENDED UP JUMPING DOWN

THESE FLIGHT OF STAIRS, AND

I HIT MY HEAD ON THE BRICK

WALL AT THE BOTTOM.

I HIT MY SKULL SO SEVERELY,

MY BRAIN STARTED BLEEDING.

SO THEY RUSHED ME TO THE

HOSPITAL.

THEY BROUGHT OUT THE GURNEY,

THE STRETCHER, AND THEY PUT

ME ON THERE, AND I'M GOING

DOWN THIS HALLWAY.

AND I'M CRYING OUT TO GOD

WITH EVERYTHING I HAVE

INSIDE OF ME, GOD, PLEASE

DON'T LET ME DIE AND GO TO

HELL.

PLEASE DON'T LET ME DIE AND

GO TO HELL.

HAVE MERCY ON ME.

FORGIVE ME OF MY SINS.

DON'T LET ME DIE LIKE THIS.

THAT'S THE LAST THING I

REMEMBER.

I JUST FADED OUT.

I JUST FADED OUT.

I WAS IN THE COMA FOR THREE

DAYS.

AND MY MOM HAD SO MANY

PEOPLE AROUND HER, AND SHE

IS THERE WITH THE FAMILY.

MY WHOLE TOWN PULLED

TOGETHER AND CAME OVER AND

STARTED PRAYING FOR ME.

I WOKE UP FROM THIS

THREE-DAY COMA, AND GOD WAS

JUST THERE.

GOD JUST GAVE ME A BRAND NEW

START.

HE GAVE ME A SECOND CHANCE.

HE WAS THERE WITH HIS

PRESENCE, AND HE WAS THERE

WITH HIS LOVE.

GOD USED ALL OF THIS TO

BASICALLY JUST BRING A

REBIRTH IN MY LIFE.

HE JUST WALKED WITH ME

THROUGH IT.

AND I FOUND THAT HE IS MY

SUSTAINER, THAT HE IS ALL I

NEED.

THAT I CAN LOOK TO GOD, AND

HE CAN KEEP ME IN PERFECT

PEACE.

I DON'T NEED DRUGS.

ALL OF THIS STUFF THAT I WAS

DOING IN THE PAST, I DON'T

NEED IT.

ALL I NEED IS GOD.

HE KNOWS WHAT HE HAS CREATED

ME FOR.

JUST LEARNING THAT AND

ALLOWING HIM TO GROW THAT

INSIDE OF ME IS EVERYTHING.

Gordon: AND IT CAN BE

EVERYTHING FOR YOU.

IF YOU NEED A TURN-AROUND,

JUST DO WHAT ZACH DID.

HE CRIED OUT.

LORD, SAVE ME.

JESUS, SAVE ME.

AND IF YOU PRAY THAT WITH

ALL OF YOUR HEART, HE'LL

ANSWER.

IT DOESN'T MATTER YOUR

CIRCUMSTANCES.

IT DOESN'T MATTER IF YOU'RE

GETTING READY TO LAPSE INTO

A COMA.

JESUS WILL ANSWER THAT

PRAYER.

AND HE SAYS TO YOU, BEHOLD I

STAND AT THE DOOR AND

KNOCK.

IF ANYONE HEAR MY VOICE AND

OPEN THE DOOR, I'LL COME

IN.

HE'S NOT HERE TO JUDGE YOU.

HE IS NOT HERE TO CONDEMN

YOU.

HE CAME TO SAVE YOU.

THAT'S WHAT HE WANTS TO DO.

AND HE SPECIFICALLY SAYS, I

COME FOR SINNERS.

I COME FOR THOSE WHO KNOW

THAT THEY'RE DOING WRONG.

SO DON'T THINK THAT YOU'VE

CUT YOURSELF OFF FROM HIM.

DON'T THINK YOU'VE GONE TOO

FAR.

DON'T THINK IT IS TOO

LATEMEN LATE.

TODAY CAN BE YOUR DATE,

WHERE YOU PRAY THE SAME

PRAYER THAT ZACH DID, AND

YOU GET THE SAME RESULT.

NOW, WHAT HAPPENED WITH ZACH

CAN HAPPEN TO YOU.

BUT THEN ZACH ADDED TO IT.

HE IS DISCOVERING HIS

PURPOSE I AND HIS LIFE IN

CHRIST.

IT IS NOT SOMETHING WHERE

YOU SAY, OKAY, I'LL GET THE

MAKEOVER, AND THEN I'LL BE

ABLE TO GO ON AND LIVE MY

LIFE.

NO.

YOU HAVE TO LIVE IT FOR

HIM.

YOU HAVE TO DISCOVER YOUR

PURPOSE IN HIM.

AND THAT'S A DAY BY DAY

THING.

AND THAT'S SOMETHING THAT

INVOLVES THE RENEWING OF

YOUR MIND.

WHERE YOU KNOW LONGER THINK

THE OLD WAY, BUT YOU START

THINKING GOD'S WAY.

WHAT'S GOD'S PLAN?

WHAT'S GOD'S PURPOSE?

WHAT DOES GOD WANT TO DO IN

HIS SITUATION?

THAT SOMETIMES TAKES TIME.

SOMETIMES IT IS

INSTANTANEOUS.

AND YOU SEE THESE MARVELOUS

CONVERSIONS.

AND SOMETIMES THOSE OLD

THOUGHTS WANT TO COME BACK,

AND IT IS THROUGH THE

RENEWING OF YOUR MIND THAT

YOU GET TO GO FORWARD WITH

HIM.

IF YOU WANT HELP WITH THIS,

WE'VE GOT RESOURCES FOR

YOU.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS CALL

US.

THE NUMBER IS TOLL-FREE,

1-888-777-1999.

AND YOU CAN LOG ON TO CBN

NEWS, AN -- cbn.com, AND

YOU CAN HAVE A DAILY READING

PLAN, WHERE YOU CAN READ

THROUGH THE BIBLE IN A

YEAR.

YOU CAN HAVE ALL KINDS OF

TEACHINGS THAT WILL HELP

RENEW YOUR MIND, AND GET YOU

ON THE TRACK THAT GOD WANTS

YOU TO BE ON.

IT IS ALL FREE FOR YOU.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS START

WITH THAT PHONE CALL.

1-888-777-1999.

WELL, COMING UP, WE'RE GOING

TO BE PRAYING FOR YOU AND

YOUR LOVED ONES.

PLUS A YOUNG DANCER WITH

EVERYTHING TO LOSE.

HOW SHE WAS SAVED FROM

HERSELF, AFTER THIS.

Terry: AS A DANCER,

ANGELA HUNTLEY PAID GREAT

ATTENTION TO HER FOOD

INTAKE, AND HABRBOD HER

BODY SHAPE.

SHE TOOK LAXATIVES, STARVED

HERSELF, AND EVEN PURGED,

UNTIL HER OBSESSION ALMOST

DESTROYED HER LIFE.

I WOULD LOOK AT SOMEONE

ELSE'S ARMS OR CHEEKS, AND

IN MY MIND, MINE WERE ALWAYS

SO MUCH LARGER.

I SEEMED WRONG.

I JUST FELT LIKE I WAS

WRONG, MADE WRONG.

I STARTED TAKING DANCE.

I WAS ALWAYS VERY MUSCULAR,

AND I HAVE A LARGER FRAME.

AND I LEARNED AT A YOUNG AGE

THAT BECAUSE OF THAT, I WAS

GOING TO WEIGH MORE THAN

SOMEONE ELSE NEXT TO ME.

AND THAT DEVASTATED ME.

I JUST STARTED THIS CYCLE OF

PURGING.

AND I WOULD STARVE ALONG

WITH THAT.

AND I WOULD GET POSITIVE

ATTENTION.

I WOULD GET PRAISED, OH, MY

GOSH, YOU LOOK THINNER

TODAY.

AND IT FELT SO GOOD.

AND I WOULD FEED OFF OF

THAT, AND IT BECAME A

OBSESSION.

IT STARTED TO OCCUPY ALL OF

MY THOUGHTS.

WHEN I WAS A SENIOR IN HIGH

SCHOOL, I STARTED NOTICING

IT WASN'T WORKING ANYMORE,

AND I WAS GAINING WEIGHT.

THE PURGING WASN'T

WORTHING.

EVENTUALLY, TWO LAXATIVES

AREN'T WORKING, SO YOU TAKE

THREE, AND THEN THREE DON'T

WORK, SO YOU TAKE FOUR.

I REMEMBER ONE TIME GRABBING

18, BUT I WAS GAINING

WEIGHT.

I STOPPED EATING.

AND ALL OF IT FLIPPED.

AND PEOPLE STARTED SAYING,

YOU'RE TOO THIN.

YOU LOOK GROSS.

STOP IT.

I GOT ACCEPTED INTO A DANCE

SCHOOL.

AND I HAD TO DANCE SIX HOURS

A DAY TO KEEP THE

SCHOLARSHIP.

AND IT REACHED A POINT WHERE

I NEEDED TO EAT.

AND WHEN I STARTED TO EAT, I

COULDN'T STOP EATING.

I STARVED MYSELF SO LONG

THAT ONCE I ACTUALLY GAVE

MYSELF PERMISSION TO EAT, I

WOULD START AN OUT OF

CONTROL BINGE.

IT CREATED A HUGE

DEPRESSION.

I GAVE UP MY SCHOLARSHIP.

A WOMAN I DIDN'T KNOW VERY

WELL CAME UP TO ME AND JUST

GOT IN MY FACE AND SHE SAID,

WE'RE GOING TO NEED TO

TALK.

SHE SAID, I KNOW WHAT YOU'RE

DOING.

AND I SAID, WHAT?

AND SHE SAID, I KNOW WHY

YOUR FACE IS SO SWOLLEN, AND

WHY YOU KEEP RUNNING TO THE

BATHROOM.

I KNOW WHY YOU KEEP CHECKING

YOUR WRIST BECAUSE YOU'RE

CHECKING YOUR FAT.

SHE SAID, I CAN'T LET YOU

DIE.

SHE SAID, YOU CAN TELL THEM

OR I CAN TELL THEM, BUT YOUR

PARENTS NEED TO KNOW.

SHE WENT WITH ME TO MY

PARENTS, AND THEY FORGAVE

ME, AND THEY THOUGHT IT IS

ALL OUT IN THE OPEN, AND IT

WAS DONE.

IT WASN'T DONE.

I COULDN'T STOP.

THAT'S WHEN MY PARENTS KNEW

I NEEDED HELP.

SO THEY CALLED A TREATMENT

FACILITY AND CHECKED ME IN.

I STARTED THREE MONTHS OF

TREATMENT.

WHICH HELPED ME CONTROL THE

BEHAVIOR.

I CREATED, AT THAT POINT IN

TREATMENT, JUST A SET OF

FOOD RULES THAT WOULD ALLOW

ME TO FUNCTION, IN MY MIND,

WITHOUT LOSING IT.

SO I CONTROLLED IT WELL.

VERY WELL.

EVERYTHING WAS SECONDARY TO

MY PLAN FOR KEEPING MYSELF

GUARDED IN THIS WAY.

AND IT WAS EXHAUSTING.

I WAS IN A BIBLE STUDY AT

THE TIME.

I REMEMBER FEELING THE HOLY

SPIRIT URGING, LIKE, YOU

NEED PRAYER.

AND I THOUGHT, THERE IS NO

WAY I'M LETTING THESE WOMEN

KNOW ABOUT THIS.

ANYBODY NEED PRAYER?

ALL OF A SUDDEN MY HAND WENT

UP.

MY HAND WENT UP WITHOUT ME

PUTTING IT UP.

I COULDN'T BELIEVE IT.

AND THEN I STARTED

SPEAKING.

I JUST TOLD THEM THAT I

NEEDED HELP, AND I WAS SICK

OF LIVING THIS WAY.

AND THAT I DIDN'T WANT TO

DEAL WITH THE STRUGGLE

ANYMORE.

AND THEY AGREED TO PRAY FOR

ME.

AND SHORTLY AFTER THAT, GOD

JUST SPOKE TO ME AND HE JUST

SHOWED ME, YOU FEEL SO

RIGHTEOUS, YOU FEEL SO

DISCIPLINED, BUT IT IS IDOLTRY.

AND I WANT YOU TO LOOK AT MY

WORK.

HE TOOK ME TO 1 CORINTHIANS

6: 19: "DO YOU NOT KNOW THAT

YOUR BODIES ARE TEM PELOSI

TEMPLES OF THE HOLY SPIRIT,

WHO IS IN YOU, WHO YOU HAVE

RECEIVED FROM GOD.

YOU ARE NOT YOUR OWN.

YOU WERE BOUGHT AS A PRICE.

THEREFORE HONOR GOD WITH

YOUR BODIES."

HE SAID, THAT'S YOU --

YOU'RE MY TEMPLE, AND I

DESIGNED IT JUST PERFECT.

HE JUST WENT THROUGH AND

SHOWED ME HOW WHAT I WAS

DOING WAS CAUSING, ON MY

PART, A SEPARATION FROM

HIM.

THE MEANING OF THE WORD

"REPENTANCE" MEANS CHANGE

THE WAY YOU PERCEIVE THE

WORLD AROUND YOU.

THAT'S WHAT HAPPENED.

EVERYTHING CHANGED.

WHEN YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE IN

CHRIST AND YOU LET GOD

DEFINE YOU AND SHOW YOU YOUR

VALUE, IT ENDS THE

SELF-IMAGE PROBLEM.

AND YOUR SELF-IMAGE BECOMES

HIS REFLECTION.

I TAKE JOY IN WHO I AM NOW

BECAUSE HE CONSTANTLY SHOWS

ME HOW HE DELIGHTS IN ME.

Terry: GOD DOES DELIGHT

IN YOU.

YOU KNOW, SOMETIMES THAT'S

HARD FOR US TO FIGURE OUT

BECAUSE WE FEEL LIKE WE HAVE

TO EARN THAT SOMEHOW.

THAT SOMEHOW WE HAVE TO

MEASURE UP.

AND USUALLY THAT IS BASED ON

OUR OWN PERCEPTION OF WHAT

WE'RE SUPPOSED TO BE.

THIS IS "700 CLUB

INTERACTIVE," THE SHOW WHERE

WE GET TO INTERACT WITH

YOU.

WE'VE RECEIVED SOME OF YOUR

PRAYER QUESTS.

TIA WRITES, "PLEASE PRAY FOR

MY BEST FRIEND JORDAN AT

SCHOOL.

SHE DOESN'T EAT MUCH, BUT

SHE IS CONVINCED SHE IS

FAT.

SHE WON'T LISTEN TO ME WHEN

I TELL HER TO EAT.

SHE LOOKS SICK ALL OF THE

TIME, AND NO ONE SEEMS TO BE

DOING ANYTHING.

PLEASE PRAY THAT GOD WILL

SAVE HER."

LET'S JOIN AND PRAY FOR TIA

NOW.

AND WHEN WE ALL JOIN

TOGETHER, THERE IS

ADDITIONAL POWER, AND JESUS

SAID HE'LL BE RIGHT IN THE

MIDST OF US.

LET'S PRAY FOR JORDAN RIGHT

NOW.

FATHER, YOU LOVE US SO

MUCH.

AND YOU DO DESIGN US SO

COMPLETELY, SO PERFECTLY.

YOUR WORD SAYS WE ARE

FEARFULLY AND WONDERFULLY

MADE.

THERE IS JUST SCRIPTURE

AFTER SCRIPTURE THAT TALKS

ABOUT HOW YOU KNIT US

TOGETHER.

HOW WE WERE YOUR IDEA.

HOW YOU KNEW US BEFORE WE

WERE FORMED, AND KNEW EVERY

DAY OF OUR LIVES.

GOD, HELP US TO REST IN

THAT, TO REALLY RECEIVE THAT

TRUTH AND THAT KNOWLEDGE,

AND PARTICULARLY TODAY, GOD,

WE ASK FOR JORDAN.

WE ASK THAT YOU WOULD CAUSE

CIRCUMSTANCES IN HER LIFE

AND THAT YOU WOULD BRING

PEOPLE INTO HER LIFE THAT

WOULD HELP HER TO LATCH ON

TO THAT TRUTH, THAT SHE IS

YOURS, THAT HER BODY IS YOUR

TEMPLE.

THAT YOU HAVE FEARFULLY AND

WONDERFULLY KNIT HER

TOGETHER.

THAT YOU KNEW HER BEFORE SHE

WAS EVEN FORMED, AND THAT

YOU HAVE KINGDOM PURPOSES

PLANNED FOR HER.

GOD, THE ENEMY IS THE LIAR,

THE HATER OF OUR SOULS.

YOU ARE THE LOVER OF OUR

SOULS.

WE COME NOW AGAINST THE THE

CURSE OF THE ENEMY, AGAINST

JORDAN AND HER SELF-LOATHING

AND HER FEELINGS OF JUST A

LACK, GOD.

AND WE PRAY INSTEAD, HOLY

SPIRIT, THAT YOU WOULD

BREATHE THE FULL PROVISION

OF WHO YOU ARE INTO HER

LIFE.

THAT SHE WOULD COME TO A

PLACE OF FULLNESS THAT YOU

HAVE SET BEFORE HER, GOD.

HELP HER TO SEE YOU AND HEAR

YOU.

AND I PRAY THAT AS HER

FRIEND REACHES OUT TO HER,

THAT YOU WOULD ALSO HELP HER

TO HEAR TIA, DPOD.

THANK YOU FO GOD.

THANK YOU FOR TIA, AND WE

PRAY THAT YOU WILL HELP HER

SPEAK GENTLY THE TRUTH TO

HER.

WE THANK YOU THAT WE ARE

YOUR CHILDREN, AND YOU DO

DANCE OVER US.

AND WHEN UNDERSTAND WHO YOU

ARE IN US, WE ARE FOREVER

SET FREE.

AND WE ASK YOU TO DO THAT

FOR JORDAN, AND WE PRAY IT

IN JESUS' NAME.

AMEN.

GORDON.

Gordon: IF YOU WANT

PRAYER, IF YOU'RE HAVING

ISSUES THAT YOU JUST SAW IN

THAT STORY, WE'RE HERE FOR

YOU.

AND WE'RE HERE FOR YOU 24

HOURS A DAY, SEVEN DAYS A

WEEK.

WE'RE NOT HERE TO JUDGE

YOU.

WE'RE HERE TO TELL YOU GOD

LOVES YOU, AND YOU'RE

FEARFULLY AND WONDERFULLY

MADE.

SO IF YOU NEED PRAYER, GIVE

US A CALL.

COMING UP, FIND OUT HOW A

DREAM HELPED SAVE A YOUNG

WOMAN'S LIFE, AFTER THISCH

Terry: IN INDONESIA,

CBN PRODUCES A SHOW CALLED

SALUCCI.

IN ENGLISH, THAT MEANS

"SOLUTIONS."

THIS GROUP REACHES MILLIONS

OF PEOPLE, AND ONE OF THEM

IS A TEENAGER NAMED HANNA.

HANNA WAS ONLY 15 WHEN

SHE LEFT HER VILLAGE AND

MOVED TO THE CITY TO FIND

WORK.

HER PARENTS WERE SIMPLY TOO

POOR TO CONTINUE TO HELP

HER.

I FELT LIKE A STRANGER IN

JAKARTA.

EVERYTHING WAS SO

DIFFERENT.

Reporter: HANNA FOUND

WORK AS A LIVE-IN

HOUSEKEEPER.

ONE NIGHT AFTER WORK, SHE

FOUND CBN'S "SALUCCI"

PROGRAM, AND HANNA BEGAN

WATCHING IT EVERY NIGHT.

I WAS INTERESTED IN THE

STORIES.

I COULD IDENTIFY WITH THE

PEOPLE IN THEM.

Reporter: AFTER

WATCHING ONE EVENING, HANNA

FELL ASLEEP AND BEGAN TO

DREAM.

I DREMPT THAT I WAS IN A

PLACE THAT I HAD NEVER SEEN

BEFORE.

THEN SUDDENLY A BIG CROSS

WAS IN FRONT OF ME.

I FELT VERY PEACEFUL.

Reporter: THE NEXT

MORNING HANNA WONDERED WHAT

THE DREAM MEANT, SO SHE SENT

A TEXT MESSAGE TO CBN.

A PRAYER COUNCILLOR

CONTACTED HANNA AND BEGAN TO

TELL HER ABOUT GOD.

SOON THE TEENAGER BEGAN TO

PRAY TO RECEIVE JESUS AS HER

SAVIOR.

WHEN I PRAYED WITH CBN, I

FELT HAPPY IN MY HEART.

I STARTED BELIEVING THAT

JESUS TRULY EXISTS.

I THOUGHT, THIS COULD BE THE

START OF A NEW LIFE FOR ME.

Reporter: WITHIN A FEW

DAYS, SOMEBODY FROM CBN MET

WITH HANNA, HELPED HER TO

FIND A CHURCH AND BOUGHT HER

A NEW BIBLE.

CBN IS SO AMAZING.

THROUGH THEIR MINISTRY, A

LOT OF PEOPLE ARE FINDING

JESUS AS SAVIOR.

I'M SO THANKFUL FOR THEM.

Terry: GOD IS USING US

ALL TOGETHER, AS THE

CHILDREN OF GOD, THE FAMILY

OF GOD, TO TOUCH PEOPLE IN

NATIONS AROUND THE WORLD.

IF YOU'RE A "700 CLUB"

MEMBER, YOU'RE DOING THAT

AND WE WANT TO SAY THANK

YOU.

IF YOU'RE NOT, THIS IS THE

DAY FOR YOU TO JOIN WITH THE

REST OF US.

WHAT A WONDERFUL OPPORTUNITY

TO DECLARE THE GOODNESS OF

GOD.

TO SEE OTHERS SET FREE.

TO SEE OTHERS FIND ETERNAL

SALVATION BECAUSE YOU CARED

ENOUGH TO GIVE.

IT IS 65 CENTS A DAY, $20 A

MONTH.

AND YOU'LL BE JOINING

THOUSANDS OF OTHER PEOPLE

WHO ARE OUT TO TOUCH THE

WORLD WITH THE LOVE OF JESUS

CHRIST.

HOW DO YOU DO THAT?

YOU CALL THAT TOLL-FREE

NUMBER ON YOUR SCREEN.

IT IS 1-888-777-1999.

OR YOU CAN ALSO JOIN "THE

700 CLUB" BY LOGGING ON TO

CBN.COM.

GORDON?

Gordon: WELL, WE'RE

GOING TO TAKE SOME

QUESTIONS.

SO LET'S GO OVER TO JESSICA

TO SEE WHAT IS HAPPENING IN

THE CHATROOM.

GORDON, JANE WRITES

IN, "MY HUSBAND IS SERIOUSLY

OVERWORKED.

AT A RECENT CHECKUP, THE

DOCTOR SAID HE NEEDED TO

SLOW DOWN AS HIS LIFE IS IN

DANGER.

HE HAS HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE,

CONSTANT NAUSEA, AND

COMPLAINS OF CHEST PAINS.

HE SAYS HE DOESN'T WANT ME

TO GO BACK TO WORK AND HE

DOESN'T WANT TO QUIT HIS

JOB.

WHAT CAN I DO TO HELP HIM?"

Gordon: YOU MAY NEED TO

HAVE A BIT OF AN

INTERVENTION HERE.

IF HE IS OVERWORKED THAT IT

IS AFFECTING HIS HEALTH, HE

REALLY DOES NEED T TO HEED

HIS DOCTOR'S ADVICE.

SOME OF THE SYMPTOMS, LIKE

CHEST PAIN, COULD BE HE IS

OVERCAFFEINATED, AND THAT

MAY HELP WITH THAT NAUSEA,

TOO.

BUT THOSE ARE SORT OF

PHYSICAL THINGS.

WHAT IS THE SPIRITUAL ROOT

OF OVERWORK, AND WHY DOES HE

FEEL A SENSE OF VALIDATION

FROM THAT?

AS OPPOSED TO VALIDATION

FROM I'M MAINTAINING MY

PHYSICAL HEALTH, I'M

MAINTAINING MY FAMILY, I'M

MAINTAINING MY

RELATIONSHIPS.

HE NEEDS A SPIRITUAL

REJUVENATION, TO GO ALONG

WITH A PHYSICAL

REGENERATION.

SO PRAY FOR HIM.

AND LOVE HIM.

AND THEN FIND WAYS, YOU

KNOW -- HOW CAN YOU CUT OUT

THE CAFFEINE?

I WOULD ALSO ENCOURAGE SOME

LIGHT EXERCISE.

THAT NEEDS TO BE UNDER

DOCTORS' SUPERVISION BECAUSE

EXERCISE AND CHEST PAINS

DON'T REALLY GO TOGETHER.

SO HOW DO YOU DO THIS IS

GOING TO TAKE SOME TIME.

BUT YOU CAN LOVE HIM.

YOU CAN PRAY FOR HIM.

YOU CAN KEEP UP WITH THE

DOCTOR'S ADVICE.

YOU ASK, CAN I TALK

INDEPENDENTLY WITH THE

DOCTOR?

ALL OF THOSE THINGS WHERE

YOU CAN BE OF HELP TO HIM.

BUT LET ME UNDERLINE, YOU

NEED THE INTERVENTION.

HE'S GOT TO SLOW DOWN.

THOSE SYMPTOMS ARE A RECIPE

FOR DISASTER, AND THE DOCTOR

IS RIGHT.

LET'S GO BACK TO JESSICA FOR

ANOTHER QUESTION.

GORDON, MARY CHATS

IN, "MY DAUGHTER IS PREGNANT

OUT OF WEDLOCK.

SHE WAS RAISED TO BE A

CHRISTIAN, BUT HAS MADE SOME

BAD CHOICES.

AND HER BOYFRIEND IS NOT A

GOOD MAN.

WHEN I PRAY, GOD SHOWS ME

HIS MANY GENERATIONAL

CURSES.

HOW CAN I STOP THE

NEGATIVITY AND CURSES FROM

AFFECTING MY

GRANDCHILDREN?"

Gordon: JESUS BECAME A

CURSE ON THE CROSS, AND HE

DID THAT TO TAKE AWAY ALL

CURSES.

IN ADDITION TO TAKING AWAY

ALL SIN, HE TOOK AWAY ALL OF

THE CONSEQUENCES OF SIN.

AS WELL.

THAT'S PART OF THE GOOD

NEWS.

NOT JUST THAT YOU'RE

FORGIVEN, BUT ALL OF THE

CONSEQUENCES OF SIN, ALL OF

THE THINGS YOU SEE LISTED IN

THE BOOK OF DEUTERONOMY, ALL

OF THEM HAVE BEEN TAKEN AWAY

BY JESUS ON THE CROSS.

AND HE SAYS TO US, "BE OF

GOOD CHEER FOR I HAVE

OVERCOME THE WORLD."

YOU NAME IT, JESUS HAS

OVERCOME IT.

SO PRAY THAT OVER YOUR

GRANDCHILD.

PRAY THAT.

PRAY THAT ALL OF THESE

CURSES THAT YOU'VE SEEN,

THAT HAVE BEEN IDENTIFIED TO

YOU, PRAY FOR EVERY SINGLE

ONE OF THEM.

TAKE A AUTHORITY OVER IT,

BECAUSE THAT AUTHORITY HAS

BEEN GIVEN TO YOU AS A

BELIEVER IN JESUS CHRIST.

AND TRANSFORM YOUR THINKING,

SO YOU DON'T VIEW IT AS A

SENTENCE OF DOOM OVER THIS

CHILD, BUT YOU SENSE YOUR

OWN CALLING TO STAND IN THE

GAP AND INTERVENE FOR THEIR

VERY LIFE.

THAT IS ONE OF THE GREAT

MINISTRIES WE'VE BEEN GIVEN

AS CHRISTIANS.

BUT WE AREN'T SHOWN THESE

THINGS SO WE HAVE A SPIRIT

OF DISPAIR, BUT WE'RE SHOWN

THESE THINGS SO THAT WE KNOW

THE HOPE OF OUR CALLING AND

WHAT WE ARE SUPPOSED TO DO.

NOW, LET ME ADD TO YOUR

PRAYER LIST.

YOU NEED TO PRAY FOR THIS

YOUNG MAN.

YOU NEED TO FORGIVE HIM FOR

WHAT HE HAS DONE TO YOUR

DAUGHTER.

YOU NEED TO PRAY FOR HIM.

BECAUSE HE'S A CHILD OF GOD,

TOO.

NOW, HE MAY BE UNDER THIS

GENERATIONAL CURSE.

YOU CAN BREAK THAT OVER HIM,

TOO.

YOU HAVE THE AUTHORITY

THERE.

AND YOU CAN LITERALLY PRAY

HIM INTO THE KINGDOM, AND

PRAY YOUR DAUGHTER BACK INTO

THE KINGDOM, AND PRAY FOR

YOUR GRANDCHILD.

AND YOU CAN BE A WITNESS TO

THEM OF GOD'S UNCONDITIONAL

LOVE BECAUSE LOVE NEVER

FAILS.

WE LEAVE YOU WITH THESE

WORDS FROM MATTHEW 19:

"JESUS LOOKED AT THEM AND

SAID TO THEM, WITH MEN THIS

IS IMPOSSIBLE, BUT WITH GOD

ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE."

GOD BLESS YOU.

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