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700 Club Interactive: Legacy - May 12, 2014

Jesse Span went from being homeless to a success story, see how on today's 700 Club Interactive. Read Transcript


BITTER, ANGRY, AND

EVENTUALLY HOMELESS.

UNTIL A SIMPLE ACT FROM HIS

MOTHER TAUGHT HIM WHAT IT

TRULY MEANT TO BE A MAN.

A REAL MAN, THAT'S WHAT I

MISSED.

I DIDN'T HAVE THAT.

SOMEBODY THAT CAN, YOU KNOW,

SHOW ME HOW TO BE A MAN.

I HAD MY MOM.

I WAS THE OLDEST BROTHER.

IT WAS KIND OF HARD BECAUSE

THERE IS A LOT OF

RESPONSIBILITY THAT WAS

THROWN ON MY PLATE THAT I

DIDN'T KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT.

I GOT REAL RESENTFUL.

I WANTED TO BE MORE

INDEPENDENT, I WANTED TO DO

MY OWN THING.

SO SHE ASKED ME TO LEAVE OUR

HOUSE.

I THOUGHT IT WAS A GOOD

THING.

I THOUGHT THAT IS WHAT I

REALLY WANTED.

16, 17 YEARS OLD AT THE

TIME, TRYING TO GO TO SCHOOL

AND WORK, AND I WAS TRYING

TO BE MY OWN MAN, BUT I

COULDN'T DO IT.

I FOUND MYSELF IN THE

STREETS, HOMELESS.

MY PRIDE WAS SET IN.

I WAS DOING THE WRONG

THINGS.

WOMEN AND DRUGS.

THAT WAS MY DAY.

MAKE A LITTLE MONEY TO GET

HIGH, AND WAIT UNTIL LATER

AND THE EVENING AND TRY TO

FIND SOME WOMEN OR SOMETHING

LIKE THAT.

I HAD NO PURPOSE, MAN.

JUST TRYING TO MAKE IT.

TRYING TO EAT.

AND MY PRIDE WOULDN'T LET ME

GO BACK AND ASK MY MOM, CAN

I COME BACK HOME?

SO I WAS OUT THERE FOR A

WHILE.

AND WHEN THE WINTERTIME

CAME, IT WAS HARSH.

IT WAS BITTER.

I LOST A LOT OF WEIGHT.

I WAS DOWN TO A RAIL.

I STARTED PRAYING.

I COULDN'T DO IT NO MORE.

I WAS LITERALLY BROKEN.

I WAS TO THE POINT WHERE I

WAS TIRED OF BEING OUTSIDE.

I WAS TIRED OF BEING COLD,

HUNGRY.

I CRIED ON GOD.

I WENT BACK AND TALKED TO MY

MOM.

I TOLD HER WHAT WAS GOING

ON.

IT WAS HARD.

BECAUSE IT WAS LIKE THE

PRODIGAL CHILD COMING BACK

HOME, YOU KNOW.

SHE DIDN'T CARE WHAT I SAID,

WHAT I'VE DONE, THE TROUBLE

I GOT IN.

SHE WAS, LIKE, LOOK, YOU'RE

HOME, YOU'RE FINE.

WE CAN WORK IT OUT.

THAT'S WHEN I TOTALLY

STARTED RESPECTING MY MOM.

SO IT WAS A BIG, DRASTIC

CHANGE FROM ONE YEAR TO THE

NEXT.

I MEAN, TOTAL TURNAROUND.

I MET MY WIFE.

MY MOTHER'S HEALTH STARTED

DECLINING.

I DIDN'T KNOW THAT SHE WAS

SICK LIKE THAT.

I

TALKED TO THE DOCTORS, AND

THAT'S WHEN I KNEW IT WAS

REALLY, REALLY BAD.

I WAS DOING WELL FOR MYSELF

AND WORKING, AND MY MOM

NEEDED SOMEBODY TO REALLY

LOOK OUT FOR HER.

SO I SAID, I'M GOING TO MOVE

YOU TO CHARLOTTE.

I THOUGHT WE WERE DOING

FINE.

I CAME BACK FROM VACATION,

AND I CALLED HER UP.

AND I SAID, HEY, MOM, HOW

YOU DOING?

AND SHE WAS IN THE

HOSPITAL.

AND SHE SAID, I'M FINE.

AND I SAID, WHAT'S THE

MATTER?

AND SHE SAID, BABY, COME

OVER TO THE HOSPITAL.

> I SAID, LOOK, STOP THAT.

AS SOON AS I GET OFF WORK,

I'LL BE RIGHT OVER THERE.

45 MINUTES LATER, THERE WAS

A PHONE CALL FROM THE

HOSPITAL.

THEY SAID YOUR MOM SLIPPED

INTO A COMA.

AND I WAS, LIKE, WHAT?

I JUST TALKED TO HER.

AND SO THEY SAID, YOU NEED

TO COME DOWN TO THE

HOSPITAL.

SO I RAN RIGHT DOWN THERE,

AND SHE WAS UNCONSCIOUS.

AND THAT'S WHEN IT ALL

CHANGED.

I STARTED THINKING ABOUT MY

SOUL.

DEATH WAS A REAL REALITY

NOW.

I KNEW THE WORD OF GOD, BUT

I DIDN'T PRACTICE IT LIKE I

SHOULD HAVE.

THAT'S WHEN THE REALITY

KICKED IN.

I KNEW I HAD TO GET MY LIFE

TOGETHER.

I KNEW FOR MY SON AND

DAUGHTER, I HAD TO BE A

BETTER DAD BECAUSE I DIDN'T

HAVE A DAD.

WE WERE AT CHURCH, AND FOR

THE FIRST TIME IN A LONG

TIME I FELT THAT PEACE.

AND THE PASTOR PREACHED ON

SPIRITUAL WARFARE, AND I

TELL YOU, HE SET A FIRE UP

UNDER ME.

I HAD A FIRE FOR THE LORD

THEN.

WHATEVER HE WANTED ME TO DO

IN THE CHURCH, CLEANING,

PAINTING, WHATEVER.

I WAS JUST HAPPY TO BE PART

OF THE BODY OF THE CHRIST OF

GOD.

I WASN'T ANGRY ANYMORE.

I WASN'T LASHING OUT

ANYMORE.

I HAD A TRUE LOVE FOR GOD.

I GOT A JOB WHERE THEY HAD

CHRISTIAN VALUES AND MORALS

AND STANDARDS.

I LOVE IT.

AND THAT'S EIGHT YEARS AGO.

TODAY, I'M STILL WORKING FOR

THE SAME PEOPLE.

GOD USES ME RIGHT NEW TODAY,

USING MY SKILLS FOR THE

PEOPLE DOWNTOWN, THE

HOMELESS, THE SHUT-INS, THE

SENIOR CITIZENS.

OH, NOH, MY GOD, IT'S ON

FIRE.

MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY, BIBLE

STUDY EVERY DAY.

I GET TO HELP PEOPLE GO BACK

HOME.

I'VE HELPED PEOPLE GET

JOBS.

I'VE HELPED THEM GET

APARTMENTS.

THIS IS NOT ME DOING IT.

THIS IS GOD DOING IT THROUGH

ME.

IT IS NOT OVER WITH.

GOD REVEALED HE HAS SOME

BIGGER PLANS FOR ME IN THE

FUTURE.

IT IS UNBELIEVABLE.

Terry: WOW, AN AMAZING

STORY.

Gordon: IT IS

UNBELIEVABLE.

GOD HAS A PLAN FOR YOU.

AND JUST GET THAT STRAIGHT,

THAT HE HAS A PLAN FOR YOU.

AND HE CREATED THAT PLAN FOR

YOU BEFORE HE EVEN FORMED

THE EARTH.

AND IN THAT, HE KNEW WHAT

WAS GOING TO HAPPEN.

AND HE UNDERSTOOD ALL OF

THAT.

AND HE STILL LOVES YOU.

AND HE STILL SAYS, I STILL

HAVE A PLAN FOR YOU.

I CAN TURN YOUR LIFE

AROUND.

AND NO MATTER THE TRAGEDY

THAT HAS HAPPENED TO YOU, NO

MATTER THAT YOU GREW UP

WITHOUT A FATHER, NO MATTER

IF YOUR MOTHER DIES, HE

STILL HAS THAT PLAN FOR YOU,

AND HE STILL HAS THAT DREAM

FOR YOU.

AND HE STILL WANTS TO MAKE

THAT REAL.

SO IT'S NOT FAR AWAY.

NOW, MAYBE YOU HAVEN'T BEEN

LIKE JESSE, YOU HAVEN'T BEEN

OUT THERE HOMELESS, BUT

MAYBE YOU'VE SEEN A WHOLE

LOT OF HEARTBREAK, AND

YOU'VE GONE THROUGH A WHOLE

LOT OF DISAPPOINTMENT, AND

YOU'RE WONDERING, DOES GOD

STILL CARE?

DOES GOD STILL WANT ME?

DOES HE STILL HAVE A PLAN

FOR ME?

IS HE STILL THINKING OF ME

ME?

THE ANSWER IS YES.

YES, HE STILL HAS THAT

PLAN.

MANY -- THE PALMIST SAID,

MANY, O LORD, ARE YOUR

THOUGHTS TOWARDS US.

THERE ARE SO MANY THAT YOU

CAN'T EVEN NUMBER THEM.

THAT'S HOW MUCH GOD WANTS

YOU TO EMBRACE THE DREAM

THAT HE HAS FOR YOU.

JESSE DID.

HE TURNED HIS LIFE AROUND.

HE BECAME IMPORTANT.

HE BECAME SOMEBODY OF

INFLUENCE.

HE BECAME GOD'S HANDS

EXTENDED.

HE HELPED PEOPLE.

HE HELPED PEOPLE COME OUT OF

THE SAME SITUATION HE WAS

IN.

HE IS WORKING TO HELP THE

HOMELESS.

TO GIVE THEM A PLACE.

TO GIVE THEM FOOD.

TO PROVIDE A HOPE AND A

FUTURE FOR THEM.

TO PROVIDE JOB TRAINING.

HE'S DOING ALL OF THAT.

AND HE IS LOOKING OUT AT HIS

FUTURE, AND HE SAYS, GOD HAS

EVEN GREATER THINGS FOR ME.

IMAGINE IF YOU JUST GAVE GOD

A CHANCE, TO SAY, OKAY, GOD,

CAN I GIVE YOU NEXT YEAR?

CAN I GIVE YOU A YEAR AND

SEE WHAT HAPPENS?

YOU SAW WHAT HAPPENED TO

JESSE AFTER EIGHT YEARS.

WHAT COULD HAPPEN TO YOU IF

YOU SAY, OKAY, I'VE TRIED IT

MY WAY.

GOD, LET ME TRY IT YOUR

WAY.

NOW, SOME OF YOU, JUST LIKE

JESSE, YOU WERE RAISED IN A

CHRISTIAN HOME.

AND YOU KNOW WHAT I'M

TALKING ABOUT.

FOR SOME OF YOU, YOU NEVER

HEARD THIS BEFORE.

YOU NEVER THAT GOD ACTUALLY

LOVES YOU AND HAS A DREAM

ABOUT YOU.

FOR SOME OF YOU, YOU WALKED

AWAY.

YOU DECIDED TO LIVE LIFE ON

YOUR OWN, YOUR OWN TERMS.

YOU KNEW HOW TO RUN THINGS

AND GOD DIDN'T.

FOR ALL OF YOU, I'VE GOT

REALLY GOOD NEWS.

GOD WANTS YOU.

HE WANTS TO BRING YOU HOME.

HE WANTS TO SHOW UP FOR

YOU.

HE WANTS TO BE REAL FOR

YOU.

HE WANTS TO BE A SAVIOR FOR

YOU.

AND ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS

ASK HIM.

SO IF THIS IS FOR YOU, IF

THIS IS WHAT YOU WANT, ALL

YOU HAVE TO DO IS BOW YOUR

HEAD, PRAY A VERY SIMPLE

PRAYER, AND LET JESUS DO ALL

OF THE REST.

SO LET'S PRAY.

I'LL LEAD.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS REPEAT

IT.

AND GOD WILL SHOW UP.

WHAT HE DID FOR JESSE, HE'LL

DO FOR YOU, IF YOU JUST LET

HIM.

PRAY WITH ME.

JESUS -- THAT'S RIGHT, SAY

HIS NAME.

SAY IT OUT LOUD.

JESUS, I COME TO YOU, AND,

LORD, I WANT A TURNAROUND.

I WANT A CHANGE IN MY LIFE.

I WANT TO MAKE A

DIFFERENCE.

I WANT TO KNOW THE PURPOSE

THAT YOU HAVE FOR ME.

THE DRIEWM THA DREAM THAT

YOU HAVE FOR ME.

SO, JESUS, I JUST DECIDED

TODAY THAT I WANT TO LIVE MY

LIFE IN ACCORDANCE WITH YOUR

TERMS.

AND WHAT YOU WANT ME TO DO.

SO, JESUS, RIGHT NOW I TURN

FROM ALL THE BAD THINGS THAT

I'M DOING, AND I TURN TO

YOU.

AND I ASK THAT YOU WOULD

FORGIVE ME, THAT YOU WOULD

CLEANSE ME, THAT YOU WOULD

MAKE ME NEW AGAIN.

AND, JESUS, I WANT TO FOLLOW

YOU.

I WANT TO GET CLOSE TO YOU.

I WANT TO KNOW YOU.

SO HEAR MY PRAYER.

ANSWER IT TODAY, FOR I PRAY

IT IN JESUS' NAME.

FATHER, FOR THOSE WHO JUST

PRAYED, I ASK FOR A BAPTISM

IN YOUR LOVE.

I ASK THAT YOU JUST SURROUND

THEM WITH A PEACE THAT

SURPASSES ALL

UNDERSTANDING.

THAT YOU WOULD FILL THEM TO

OVERFLOWING.

AND LET THEM KNOW THAT TODAY

THEIR PRAYER HAS BEEN HEARD

AND HAS BEEN ANSWERED.

I ASK IT IN JESUS' NAME.

AMEN.

IF YOU PRAYED WITH ME, I

WANT YOU TO DO SOMETHING.

I WANT YOU TO MAKE A

TOLL-FREE CALL TO LET US

KNOW THAT YOU PRAYED.

THE NUMBER IS ON THE

SCREEN.

1-888-777-1999.

WHEN YOU CALL, I'VE GOT

SOMETHING I WANT YOU TO

HAVE.

IT'S CALLED "A NEW DAY."

IN THERE WILL BE A C.D.

TEACHING.

IT IS ABOUT AN HOUR LONG.

THAT WILL TEACH YOU, WHAT DO

YOU DO NOW?

WHAT DO CHRISTIANS BELIEVE?

AND THERE IS A BOOKLET

FILLED WITH BIBLE VERSES,

WHERE WE WANT YOU TO

UNDERSTAND WHAT ARE THE

FOUNDATIONS OF THE CHRISTIAN

FAITH.

WHAT CAN YOU HANG YOUR LIFE

ON TO SAY, THIS IS WHAT I

BELIEVE.

THIS IS WHAT CHRISTIANS

BELIEVE.

I WANT YOU TO HAVE IT.

IT IS FREE OF CHARGE.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS CALL

US.

1-888-777-1999.

COMING UP, HOW THE HEART OF

A FATHER WILL NOW BE SHARED

WITH GENERATIONS TO COME,

RIGHT AFTER THIS.

Terry: ON A RECENT TRIP

TO UKRAINE, I HAD THE CHANCE

TO SEE THE CONSTRUCTION OF A

NEW HOME FOR ORPHANS.

ONE THAT WILL BE A SAFE

PLACE FOR CHILDREN, ALL THE

WHILE CARRYING ON THE MEMORY

OF MY OWN FATHER.

WE'RE HERE IN VENISA,

UKRAINE, TO PRAY OVER THE

CONSTRUCTION OF OUR NEWEST

"ORPHANS' PROMISE" TRAINING

CENTER.

THIS IS SIGNIFICANT FOR TWO

REASONS: FIRST, IT IS BEING

BUILT WITH MONEY DONATED IN

HONOUR OF MY FATHER, JOE,

WHO PASSED AWAS

UNEXPECTANTLY THIS LAST

SPRING.

HE WAS THE GRANDFATHER OF

SEVEN UKRAINIAN-ADOPTED

CHILDREN.

AND TWO OF THE ORPHANS FROM

OUR ORIGINAL PROJECT WILL BE

WORKING WITH ORPHANS IN THIS

PARTICULAR BUILDING.

IN FACT, ONE OF THEM WAS AT

THE ORPHANAGE WHERE WE

ADOPTED OUR THREE

DAUGHTERS.

FATHER, THANK YOU SO MUCH

FOR A FAMILY YOU PLACED ME

IN.

FOR A DAD WHO ALWAYS SAID I

LOVE YOU.

SO, FATHER, TODAY WE NAME

THIS CENTER THE JOSEPH

CENTER IN HIS HONOR.

WHEN YOU THINK OF HELPING

ORPHANS, YOU TRADITIONALLY

PICTURE YOUNG CHILDREN.

BUT HERE IN UKRAINE, THE

GREATER NEED IS WITH OLDER

ORPHANS WHO ARE AGING OUT OF

ORPHANAGES AT 16 YEARS OF

AGE.

THESE TEENS HAVE NO IDEA HOW

TO LIVE INDEPENDENTLY

BECAUSE EVERYTHING HAS BEEN

PROVIDED FOR THEM IN THE

INSTITUTIONS THEY'VE LIVED

IN.

THEY DON'T KNOW HOW TO COOK,

HOW TO MANAGE MONEY, HOW TO

RUN A HOUSEHOLD.

AT THE SAME TIME, THERE ARE

NEGATIVE FORCES VYING FOR

THEIR LOYALTY, ALCOHOLISM,

GAMBLING, AND PROSTITUTION.

APPROXIMATELY 70% OF ORPHANS

ARE SWEPT UP IN THESE SOCIAL

ILLS, AND THAT'S A STATISTIC

WE'RE DETERMINED TO CHANGE.

SO, FATHER, TODAY WE'RE

ASKING YOU TO TOUCH THE

LIVES OF EVERY YOUNG PERSON

WHO COMES IN AND OUT OF THIS

PLACE, THAT YOU WOULD GIVE

THEM SKILLS SO THAT THEY CAN

LIVE WELL, AND MOST OF ALL,

FATHER, THAT YOU WOULD HEAL

THEM WITH YOUR DEEP LOVE.

YOUR PRAYERS AND FINANCIAL

SUPPORT ARE THE FOUNDATION

FOR EVERYTHING THAT IS

HAPPENING HERE.

TOGETHER WE'RE THE FAMILY

THESE CHILDREN NEVER HAD.

THIS IS GOING TO BE THE

SEVENTH TRAINING CENTER IN

UKRAINE THAT "ORPHANS'

PROMISE" HAS OPENED.

IT IS ALL AROUND THE

COUNTRY, AND WE ARE EXCITED

TO SEE GOD REDEEMING THE

LIVES OF YOUNG PEOPLE WHO

HAVE NEVER HEARD ANYBODY SAY

I LOVE YOU.

WHO HAVE NEVER BEEN CALLED

TO PURPOSE OR MEANING IN

THEIR LIVES, BUT THEY'RE

LEARNING ABOUT THE LOVE OF A

FATHER WHO WILL NEVER LEAVE

THEM OR FORSAKE THEM.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE A

PART OF WHAT "ORPHANS'

PROMISE" IS DOING, NOT JUST

IN UKRAINE, BUT IN MORE THAN

50 COUNTRIES AROUND THE

WORLD, WE WELCOME YOUR

PARTICIPATION.

WE NEED YOUR PRAYERS, WE

NEED YOUR PASSION, AND WE

NEED YOUR GIFTS.

YOU CAN DO THAT BY CALLING

1-888-777-1999.

OR YOU CAN GIVE BY LOGGING

ON TO CBN.COM.

AND WE THANK YOU IN ADVANCE

FOR CARING ABOUT THESE KIDS

AND FOR BRINGING HOPE INTO

THEIR TOMORROW.

WELL, UP NEXT, A NEWBORN'S

LIFE IS ON THE LINE, AND HIS

PARENTS MUST MAKE A CRUCIAL

DECISION.

SEE WHAT THIS COUPLE DECIDES

WHEN WE COME BACK.

Terry: FROM THE MOMENT

PATRICK SHUGGART ENTERED THE

WORLD, HIS YOUNG LIFE WAS IN

JEOPARDY, AND HIS PARENTS

WERE FACED WITH A CRUCIAL

DECISION.

HOWEVER, THEY DIDN'T HAVE TO

FACE THAT DECISION ALL

ALONE.

WHEN HE CAME OUT, I

REMEMBER I SAW HIM, AND THEN

HE TURNED BLUE.

LIKE, FROM THE MINUTE THEY

CUT THE CORD.

THE NURSE NOTICED IT AT

FIRST.

SHE WAS HAVING TROUBLE

BREATHEING.

Reporter: MAUREEN HAD

WORRIED ABOUT HER UNBORN

BABY FOR NINE MONTHS.

SHE WAS 38 YEARS OLD,

PREGNANT, AND SICK ALL OF

THE TIME.

DOCTORS TRIED TO ASSURE

MAUREEN AND HER HUSBAND,

SCOTT, THAT ALL WAS WELL.

BUT WHEN PATRICK ENTERED THE

WORLD ON MAY 25th, 2004,

HE WAS STRUGGLING TO

BREATHE.

HE WAS QUICKLY TRANSPORTED

TO NEARBY CHILDREN'S

HOSPITAL IN OMAHA.

THE CARDIOLOGIST SAID

THAT IT WAS REALLY AT THAT

POINT THAT THEY COULD NOT

GIVE HIM ANYMORE MEDICATION

WITHOUT IT BECOMING TOXIC TO

HIM, LETHAL.

SO IF IT GOT ANY WORSE AT

ALL, THERE WAS NOTHING THEY

COULD DO FOR HIM.

Reporter: PATRICK HAS A

RARE CASE OF MICROSOF OF

MYO CARDITIS.

AND IT WAS EITHER THE

BYPASS OR THE HEART

TRANSPLANT.

SCOTT AND I KNEW WITHOUT HIM

SPEAKING.

HE SPOKE TO OUR HEARTS AND

SAID, IF YOU LEAVE THIS WITH

ME, IT WILL BE ALL RIGHT.

THAT'S WHAT WE BASICALLY

DID.

WE SAID WE'RE GOING TO GIVE

IT UP TO GOD.

Reporter: THE COUPLE

DENIED THE HEART TRANSPLANT,

TELLING DOCTORS THEY WERE

WAITING ON GOD.

THAT NIGHT MAUREEN CALLED

THE "700 CLUB" PRAYER LINE.

I WATCH "THE 700 CLUB" A

LOT.

I HAD SEEN SO MANY MIRACLES

ON THAT SHOW.

IT OCCURRED TO ME THAT I

SHOULD CALL THEM.

AND SO I CALLED AND THEY

PRAYED WITH ME.

A DAY OR SO LATER, A DOCTOR

SHOWED UP WITH THIS RESEARCH

MEDICATION.

AND HE SAID,I HEARD ABOUT

YOUR BABY.

Reporter: DR. RAMERO

WAS CONDUCTING A BLIND STUDY

WITH AN EXPERIMENTAL DRUG,

AND PATRICK FIT THE

REQUIREMENTS TO

PARTICIPATE.

TO THE SHUGGARTS, THE

POSSIBILITY WAS A RAY OF

HOPE.

HE GOT THE FIRST DOSE

THAT NIGHT.

IT WAS IN A DAY OR SO HE

STARTED MAKING A REVERSAL.

EVEN THE DOCTORS WERE

SHOCKED.

I MEAN, HE, WITHIN A WEEK,

WAS OFF ALL OF THE

MEDICATIONS.

AND THAT IS REALLY SORT OF

UNHEARD OF.

THEY WOKE HIM UP, AND HERE

WAS THIS STRONG, SCREAMING

BABY, YOU KNOW, WHO WAS

REALLY FIGHTING TO LIVE.

AND I WAS SO HAPPY THAT GOD

HAD ANSWERED MY PRAYERS.

Reporter: PATRICK

REMAINED IN THE UNIT FOR

THREE WEEKS.

AT HIS SIX-WEEK CHECKUP,

THERE ARE NO SIGNS OF THE

ILLNESS THAT REALLY TOOK HIS

LIFE.

TODAY HE IS A HAPPY,

HEALTHY, 6-YEAR-OLD BOY.

I LOVE GOD BECAUSE HE

SAVES YOU WHEN YOU'RE SICK.

JUST TO SEE HIM, AND WHEN

YOU THINK BACK OF EVERYTHING

WE WENT THROUGH, TO REMEMBER

WHERE HE WAS, HOW NEAR DEATH

HE WAS, AND WOUL WHAT A

MIRACLE HE IS.

HE IS PROOF THAT YOU CAN

STARE DEATH IN THE FACE, AND

THE MESSAGE OF THE CROSS,

THAT GOD CAN CONQUER

EVERYTHING.

Terry: GOD UNDERSTANDS

THE HEART OF A PARENT WHO

DOES NOT WANT TO LOSE A

SON.

ISN'T IT WONDERFUL THAT HE

REACHES DOWN INTO OUR POINT

OF NEED AND DOES THE

MIRACULOUS, AND REALLY

SPEAKS TO US RIGHT WHERE

WE'RE AT AND TOUCHES OUR

LOVED ONES WITH THE ANSWER

TO OUR NEED.

THAT'S THE GOD THAT WE

SERVE, AND THAT'S THE GOD WE

WANT TO PRAY ABOUT YOUR

NEEDS WITH TODAY, AND BRING

YOU BEFORE HIM.

THAT'S QUITE A STORY.

Gordon: THAT IS QUITE A

STORY.

AND GOD WORKS MIRACLES.

WE'VE GOTTEN SOME PHONE

CALLS IN.

WE'VE GOT TONYA FROM

TENNESSEE ON THE LINE,

WANTING PRAYER.

HER HUSBAND DIED AND SHE IS

LOOKING AT A VERY DIFFICULT

TIME DURING THIS CHRISTMAS

SEASON.

HEATHER IS PRAYING FOR A NEW

HOUSE.

AND SHARINE IN COLORADO IS

PRAYING FOR HER HUSBAND AND

WANTS PRAY.

AND THERE ARE PLENTY OF

PRAYER REQUESTS IN OUR

CHATROOM.

AND IF YOU HAVE A NEED,

LET'S GO TO JESUS.

HE IS THE ANSWER TO EVERY

HUMAN NEED.

HE IS THE WAY, THE TRUTH,

AND THE LIFE.

AND WE GET THE WONDERFUL

PRIVILEGE OF ACTUALLY GOING

O THTO THE FATHER THROUGH

HIM.

WE GET TO GO BOLDLY TO THE

THRONE OF GRACE.

ALL WE HAVE TO DO IS ASK.

PAUL SAYS, ASK WITH

THANKSGIVING.

PRAISE HIM FOR WHAT HE HAS

DONE, WHAT HE HAS ALREADY

DONE.

HE HAS MADE THE WAY OPEN.

THAT HE PROVIDED THE

SACRIFICE FOR US SO WE

WOULDN'T HAVE TO.

AND BECAUSE WE CAN GO BOLDLY

TO THE THRONE OF GRACE, WE

HAVE THE CONFIDENCE THAT HE

HEARS US.

AND IF HE HEARS, THEN, CATA,

WE HAV OKAY, WE HAVE WHAT

WE REQUIRE.

ALL WE HAVE TO DO IS PRAY IN

ACCORDANCE WITH HIS WILL.

WHAT'S HIS WILL?

HE WANTS TO BLESS YOU.

HE WANTS TO PROVIDE YOUR

NEED.

HE WANTS TO LOOK AFTER YOU.

HE WANTS TO BE A FATHER TO

YOU.

AND THE OTHER GREAT BLESSING

IS JESUS WANTS YOU TO KNOW

HE IS PRAYING FOR YOU AS

WELL.

WHEN YOU COME INTO THAT

THRONE ROOM, WHO IS GIVING

INTERCESSION FOR YOU?

JESUS IS.

LET THAT ENCOURAGE YOU

TODAY.

LEAVE BEHIND THE STRUGGLE.

LEAVE IT ALL BEHIND.

LEAVE BEHIND THE ANXIETY.

BE ANXIOUS FOR NOTHING, BUT

COME INTO HIS PRESENCE WITH

THANKSGIVING AND ASK.

AND LET'S SEE WHAT GOD WILL

DO.

NOW, TERRY AND I ARE GOING

TO PRAY.

ALL WE ASK IS YOU AGREE.

AND THE BIBLE SAYS IF TWO OR

MORE AGREE, TOUCHING

ANYTHING, IT SHALL BE DONE.

SO LET'S CLAIM THAT

PROMISE.

AND LET'S PRAY, AND LET'S

LEAVE IT ALL WITH GOD, TO

SAY HE IS A PROMISE-KEEPING

GOD, AND HE WANTS TO WATCH

OVER HIS KIDS, AND HE IS A

GOOD FATHER, AND HE LOVES

ME.

HE LOVES YOU.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS COME

TO HIM.

SO LET'S PRAY.

LORD, WE JUST LIFT THE NEEDS

OF THE AUDIENCE TO YOU RIGHT

NOW.

AND AS PEOPLE ARE CRYING

OUT, AND THOSE WHO HAVE LOST

LOVED ONES, I JUST ASK THAT

YOU WOULD COMFORT THEM.

THOSE WHO ARE IN NEED OF

FOOD AND SHELTER AND

CLOTHING, AND THOSE WHO HAVE

DESIRES FOR HOME, FOR

EMPLOYMENT, LORD, SATISFY

THEIR NEEDS.

BE WITH THEM.

TAKE AWAY ALL OF THE

ANXIETY.

I ASK FOR FAVOR TO CROWN

THEM, THAT WHEREVER THEY GO

THEY WOULD HAVE FAVOR WITH

YOU AND WITH THE PEOPLE

AROUND THEM.

JUST GIVE THEM THAT FAVOR

AND PROVIDE FOR THEIR

NEEDS.

LORD, FOR THOSE WHO HAVE

LOVED ONES WHO HAVE FALLEN

AWAY FROM YOU, THAT ARE OUT

WANDERING, LORD, SEND

MESSENGERS AFTER YOUR OWN

HEART TO TURN THEM BACK TO

YOU.

LET THE PRODIGALS COME

HOME.

LET THERE BE JOY IN THEIR

HOUSE.

LET THERE BE THE PEACE THAT

COMES FROM RIGHTEOUSNESS.

AND LET RIGHTEOUSNESS,

PEACE, AND JOY IN THE HOLY

SPIRIT REIGN IN THEIR HOMES

AGAIN.

LORD, FOR THOSE WHO ARE

FACING ILLNESS, SERIOUS

INJURY, INFIRMITY, LORD, WE

JUST ASK FOR HEALING FOR

THEIR BODIES NOW.

AND AS THEY ARE PLACING

HANDS ON THEIR BODY WHERE

THEY FEEL PAIN, OR WHERE

THERE IS ILLNESS, WE COME

INTO AGREEMENT WITH THEM,

TOUCHING THAT AREA NOW.

AND WE PROCLAIM OVER THEM,

BE HEALED IN JESUS' NAME,

AND BE EVERY BIT WHOLE.

FOR BY THE STRIPES OF JESUS

CHRIST YOU WERE HEALED, AND

YOU ARE BEING HEALED NOW.

BE RESTORED.

THERE IS SOMEONE WHO IS

LAYING YOUR HAND ON YOUR

RIGHT SHOULDER.

YOU HAVE PAIN DEEP IN THE

JOINT.

IT IS VERY DIFFICULT FOR YOU

TO MOVE YOUR ARM AND RAISE

YOUR ARM.

RIGHT NOW, WHAT YOU COULDN'T

DO BEFORE, DO IT NOW, AND

REALIZE HEALING IS COMING

INTO THAT JOINT.

THAT PAIN JUST LEFT YOU.

I KNOW IT IS DIFFICULT, BUT

JUST RAISE YOUR ARM AND SEE

WHAT THE LORD HAS DONE FOR

YOU.

BE HEALED NOW IN JESUS'

NAME.

TERRY, YOU'VE GOT

SOMETHING?

Terry: YES.

THERE IS SOMEONE, YOU'RE

NAME IS CLARA, I BELIEVE.

I DON'T KNOW WHAT YOUR

CONDITION IS, BUT I'M GOING

TO USE THIS TERM, AND MAYBE

IT WILL MAKE SENSE TO YOU.

YOU'VE BEEN PLAGUED BY

SOMETHING FOR MANY, MANY

YEARS.

GOD IS HEALING THAT

CONDITION FOR YOU.

TO YOUR AMAZEMENT, IT IS

JUST GOING TO BE GONE.

Gordon: LORD, WE THANK

YOU, FOR YOU ARE THE

HEALER.

YOU HAVE MADE THE WAY OPEN.

WE THANK YOU FOR ALL THAT

YOU'VE DONE AND ARE DOING.

PRAISE YOUR NAME.

THANK YOU, LORD JESUS.

THANK YOU.

IF YOU'VE BEEN TOUCHED BY

GOD, WE WANT TO SHARE IN

YOUR GOOD REPORT.

WE ALWAYS REJOICE IN WHAT

GOD IS DOING IN THE WORLD

TODAY.

SO GIVE US A CALL AND SHARE

WITH US WHAT GOD HAS DONE

FOR YOU.

THE NUMBER IS TOLL-FREE,

1-888-777-1999.

AND IF YOU HAVE A SPECIFIC

PRAYER REQUEST AND WANT

SOMEONE TO AGREE WITH YOU IN

PRAYER, IT WOULD BE OUR

HONOR, OUR PRIVILEGE TO PRAY

WITH YOU.

WE'RE GOING TO TAKE A CHAT

QUESTION.

LET'S GO TO LAKEISHA.

ALLISON SAYS, "MY

RELATIONSHIP WITH MY MOM IS

HARD, BUT I KNOW I NEED TO

HONOR HER.

HER RELATIONSHIP WITH HER

MOM IS ALSO STRAINED.

I'VE READ ABOUT GENERATIONAL

CURSES, AND I'M CONCERNED

THAT I'M STUCK IN THE SAME

CYCLE.

WHAT CAN I DO?"

Gordon: GET AWAY FROM

THAT YOU'RE UNDER SOME KIND

OF GENERATIONAL CURSE.

JUST REALIZE THAT JESUS IS

CURSED FOR YOU.

HE HAS TAKEN ALL OF THE

CURSE AWAY.

YOU DON'T NEED TO WORRY

ABOUT THAT.

BUT YOU DO NEED TO WORRY

ABOUT THE PATTERN OF

BEHAVIOR.

THESE ARE RECURRING PATTERNS

OF BEHAVIOR.

LOVE NEVER FAILS.

YOU CAN CONQUER ALL OF THIS

WITH LOVE.

SOMETIMES IN DIFFICULT

RELATIONSHIPS, IT IS VERY

DIFFICULT TO LOVE.

IT IS VERY DIFFICULT TO FIND

THE VICTORY IN LOVE.

I WOULD ENCOURAGE YOU KEEP

DOING THAT, AND KEEP

HONORING HER, AND YOU'LL SEE

THE CHANGE.

WE LEAVE YOU WITH THESE

WORDS FROM 2 TIMOTHY: "BUT

YOU MUST REMAIN FAITHFUL TO

THE THINGS YOU HAVE BEEN

TAUGHT.

YOU KNOW THEY ARE TRUE FOR

YOU KNOW YOU CAN TRUST THOSE

WHO TAUGHT YOU."

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