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The 700 Club - July 1, 2014

Lyme disease threatens Mary Rose's life, but her mother never loses faith that God will restore her. Plus, bad decisions bring serious consequences for Dana, but redemption remains just one prayer away. Read Transcript


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I WALKED IN, PUT THE GUN

ç THE WOMAN --

ALL OF THE MONEY IN THE

BAG --

Gordon: ON THE LAMBçç

WITH A NOTORIOUS BANK

ROBBER.

I REMEMBER APOLOGIZING ON

MY WAY OUT.

"YKñç HER CRIME

SPREE --

THE LARGEST AMOUNT I EVERçç

STOLE WAS $47.

Gordon: AND BROUGHT HER

TO JUSTICE.

AND I DIDN'Tçç WANT TO

LIVE.çç

Gordon: WELCOME TO "THE

700 CLUB."

FOR TODAY'S TOP STORIES,

LET'S GO OVER TO THE CBN

NEWS DESK.

GORDON, ISRAEL IS

PROMISING TO RETALIATE AFTER

THE BODIES OF THREE

KIDNAPPED ISRAELI TEENAGERS

WAS FOUND TODAY.

ONE WAS ALSO AN A]E %yç

CITIZEN.

ISRAEL BLAMED HAMAS FOR THE

KIDNAPPING AND THE

KILLINGS.

CHRIS MITCHELL HAS THE

STORY.çç

Reporter: ISRAELI

TROOPS DISCOVERED THEIR

BODIES IN A SHALLOW GRAVE

THREE-WEEK SEARCH.

GRIEVING ISRAELIS TOOK TO

THE STREETS TO MEMORIALIZE

THE TEENS.

EYAL YIFRACH, GILAD SHAAR,

AND NAF FREEZINTALI FRENKAç

WERE KIDNAPPED AS THEY LEFT

SCHOOL TO GO HOME.

THEIR NAMES AND FACES BECAME

PART OF EVERY FAMILY AS

ISRAEL MOUNTED A MASSIVE

MILITARY SEARCH IN THE WEST

BANK.

ISRAELIS AND MILLIONS AROUND

THE WORLD HOPEDP PRAYED

HOPED AND PRAYED FOR THEIR

SAFE RETURN.

THE THREE WERE MURDERED

SHORTLY AFTER BEING

KIDNAPPED.

A BURNING CAR FOUND ON THE

ROADSIDE A DAY AFTER THE

KIDNAPPING PROVIDED THE

CLUES.

BUT SOME SAY THE ATTACK WAS

NO SURPRISE.

YOU HAVE A LONG HISTORY

OF RELENTLESS I IN SIGHTú&ú&

INCITEMENT OF HATRED.ú&ú&

Reporter: BENJAMINçç

NETANYAHU BLAMED HAMAS FOR

THE ABDUCTION.

HIS ADVISOR, JONATHANçç SHECK,

SAID MAHMOUD ABBAS NEEDS TO

BREAIçç HIS PACT WITH HAMAS.

YOU CANNOT, ON THE ONE

HAND SAY YOU(W@NTç PEACE WITH

ISRAEL, AND ON THE OTHER

HAND EMBRACE HAMAS, WHICH IS

A TERRóRQç ORGANIZATION.

Reporter: IT WAS CLEAR

WHAT ISRAEL'S ESPAÑOL WOULD

BE.çç

NETANYAHU PLEDGED THAT HAMAS

WOULD PAY FOR THE MURDERS.

ISRAEL HAS DIFFERENTK@NDS

OPTION, MILITARY OPTIONS.çç

Reporter: MANY FEEL

ISRAEL JUST DOESN'T GET IT.çç

ONE ANALYST WONDERED WHAT Aú,ESPONSE WOULD BEQ(U

FOR TERRORISTS WHOKIDNAPPED

THREE BOYS AND MURDERED THEM

I WAS BECAUSE THEY WERE

JEWS.çç

CHRIS MITCHELL, CBN NEWS,

JERUSALEM.

HERE AT HOME, SUPPORTERS

OF HOBBY LOBBY'S WIN ARE

CALLING IT A MAJOR VICTORY

FOR RELIGIOUS FREEDOM.

THE COURT RULEDçç THAT SOME

CORPORATIONS DON'T HAVE TOç

CONTROL DRUGS IF THEY HAVE

RELIGIOUS OBJECTIONS.

PAUL STRAND HAS THEçç STORY

FROM THE SUPREME COURT.

Reporter: CHRISTINA OF

THE LEGAL GROUPçç REPRESENTING

THE OWNERS SAYS IF HOBBY

LOBBY HAD LOST, GOVERNMENT

FINES WOULD HAVE CRUSHED

THEM.ç

HEALTH CARE PLAN.

AND)ALLç THEY HAD WAS FOUR

OUT OF 20 DRUGS.

THE FINES WOULD HAVE BEEN

CRUSHING.

Reporter: CHRISTIAN

BUSINESS OWNER MARY ANN SAID

SHE AND HER HUSBAND ARE

THEIR BUSINESS, STARTQç BY

FAITHMENT.

> FAITH.

OUR 10 CHILDREN PRAYED

ABOUT IT.

WE PRAYED)ERYç NOW.

OUR CORPORATION IS US.

WE CANNOT SEPARATE WHO WE

ARE.

Reporter:

çç I FEEL WONDERFUL FOR THE

GREENE AND HAHN FAMILIES WHO

BROUGHT THIS LAWSUIT, FOR

ALL OFçç THE OTHER BUSINESSES

WHO ARE GOING TO CONTINUE TO

PRACTICE THEIR FAITH WITH

THEIR BUSINESSES.

IT WELt@Q==óç FAR AND IT

WAS TOO HEAVY OF A BURDEN,

SAID THE COURT.çç

IF THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION

WANTS TO GIVE OUT FREE

EMBRYO-DESTROYING DRUGS AND

FREE CONTRACEPTIVES, IT IS

GOING TO HAVE TO PAY FOR IT

ITSELF.

Reporter: PAUL STRAND,

CBN NEWS.

PRESIDENT OBAMA SAYS

REPUBLICANS WON'T ACT ON

IMMIGRATION REFORM, SO HE IS

GOING IT ALONE.

THAT GOES AS MORE IMMIGRANTS

ARE POURING ACROSS AMERICA'S

SOUTHERN BORDER.

George:ç

11-YEAR-OLD BOY FROM

GUATEMALA WAS RECENTLY FOUND

ALONG THISç STRETCH OF

HIGHWAY IN LA JOLLA, TEXAS,

WEARING JEANS, BLACK BOOTS

AND A ROSARY AROUND HIS

NECK.

HE APPARENT MANY GOT LOST

AFTER CROSSING THE BORDER.

THIS YEAR ALONE, MORE THAN

174,000 IMMIGRANTS FROM

CENTRAL AMERICA HAVE BEEN

ARRESTED IN TEXAS.çç

52,000 OF THOSE HAVE BEEN

UNACCOMPANIED CHILDREN.

President Obama: THIS

IS NOT A SITUATION WHERE THE

CHILDREN ARE SLIPPING

THROUGH.

THEY'RE BEING APPREHENDED,

BUT THE PROBLEM IS OUR

SYSTEM IS SO BROKEN, SO

UNCLEAR, THAT FOLKSç

ARE. THE RULES

George: ACCUSING

REPUBLICANS OF INACTION ON

IMMIGRATION REFORM, THE

PRESIDENT SAYS HE IS GOING

TO BYPASS CONGRESS AND TAKE

EXECUTIVE ACTIONS TO SHOREç09 L L L

HE IS ASKING LAWMAKERS FORçç

$2 BILLION TO COME UP WITH

THE RECOMMENDATIONS HE CAN

TAKE LEGALLY WITHOUT

APPROVAL FROM CONGRESS.

BUT REPUBLICANS

CRISIS IS A RESULT OF THE

PSUSIDENT'S IMMIGRATION

POLICIES.

IT IS I IN PART A

HUMANITARIAN CRISIS BECAQç

PRESIDENTIAL POLICIES ARE

ENTICING CHILDREN TO RISK

THEIR LIVES TOçç TRAVEL FROM

CENTRAL AMERICA TO THE STATE

OF TEXAS.

George: THE SURGE OF

IMMIGRANTçç FAMILIES HAS

OVERWHELMED FEDERAL

AUTHORITIES.

PLANS ARE UNDER WAY IN

DALLAS TOç2HOUSE SOME 2,000

UNACCOMPANIED CHILDREN IN

THREE TEMPORARY FACILITIES.

WE'RE;HTáBjv TO TAKE THESE

CHILDREN FROM CHAIN LINKED

ENCLOSURES AND PUTçç THEM IN

COMPASSIONATE FAMILIES.

George: BETWEENçç OF

60,000 AND 80,000 CHILDREN

WITHOUT PARENTS WILL CROSS

THE BORDER THIS YEAR.çç

THOSE ARE TODAY'S TOP

STORIES FROM CBN NEWS.

GORDON AND TERRY WILL BE

BACK WITH MORE OF "THE 700çç

CLUB" RIGHT AFTER THIS.

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Gordon: WELL, MYSTERY

SHOPPERS GO INTO DEPARTMENT

STO)Sç UNDERCOVER AND

EVALUATE CUSTOMER SERVICE.

NOW THERE IS A NEW TWISTçç TO

THIS CONCEPT, PASTORS ARE

YOU'VE IT TO MAKE THEIR

CHURCHES BETTER.

EPHRAIM GRAHAM BRINGS US

THAT STORY.ç

DON'T BE NERVOUS.

I'VE GOT TO BE STRAIGHT WITH

YOU.çç

YOU'RE ON "UNDERCOVER

BOSS."

YOU JUST HAD TWO NEW

SERVERS WHO JUST STARTED

TODAY.

Reporter: TO MYSTERY

DINERS.

THE CULVERT CONCEPT NOT ONLY

CREATES POPULAR TELEVISION

SHOWS, IT'S ANSWERING THE

PRAYERS OF SOME CHURCH

LEADERS.

THE CONCEPTçç OF THE SECRET

CHURCH SHOPPER IS NOT

ORIGINAL TO ME.

Reporter:çç THOMAS

HARRISON HAS ADDED THE

MYSTERY WORSHIPPER.

çç EVEN THE AMERICAN MEDICAL

ASSOCIATION RECOMMENDS TO

THEIR DOCTORS, SECRET

PATIENT SHOPPERS.

Reporter: AND THIS

FORMER PASTOR GETS CALLS

FROM CHURCHES ACROSS THE

COUNTRY TO SECRETLY CHECK

THINGS OUT.

I NEVERçç KNOW, WHEN THE

PHONE RINGS, IF IT IS NEW

YORK OR CHICAGO OR

LOS NNELERç OR SOME OTHER

PLACE.

I HAVE THE MOST INTERESTING

QUESTIONS THAT PEOPLE POSE

TO ME.

Reporter: HARRISONçç

FINDS SOME INTERESTING

THINGS ON THESE VISITS.

I'VE NOTICEDçç POISON SUMAC

GROWINGçç IN THE FLOWERBEDS,

NEXT TO THE MAIN ENTRANCE.

FOUR FEET TALL.

CHURCHES ARE CLUTTERED.

THEY HAVE COLLECTIONçç

MATERIALS IN VARIOUS PLACES,

AND THERE SEEMS TO BE NO

ORDER.

IF YOU THINK ABOUT IT, WE DO

THAT AT OUR HOMES, TOO.

THERE HAVE BEEN PLACES,

HONESTLY, WHEN I HAVE

ENTERED THE WORSHIP FACILITY

AND EXITED, AND NO ONE HAS

SPOKEN TO ME.

Reporter: HARRISON'S

ATTENTION TO DETAIL HAS ONLY

EXCEEDED HEART, FOR HELPING

CHURCHES IMPROVE AND REACH

MORE PEOPLEç WITHç THE

GOSPEL.

WE FOLLOWED HIM ON A RECENT

VISIT TO MASON CITY

CHRISTIAN CHURCH IN CENTRAL

ILLINOIS.

I'M REALLYçç EXCITED ABOUT

WHAT MR. HARRISON -- THE

MINISTRY THAT HE HAS, AND I

WANT TO SHARE IT WITH A LOT

OF PEOPLE, BUT I HAVE TO

KEEP THAT TO MYSELF.

Reporter: PASTORçç JOE

BRAZINO INVITED HARRISON,

BUT HE IS JUST A BIT NERVOUS

ABOUT WHAT HIS CHURCH

MEMBERS WILL THINK WHEN THEY

FIND OUT.

IT'S ALMOST LIKE YOU'VEçç

BEENçç PUNKED.

I THINK THERE WILL BE A GOOD

RECEPTION.

I'VE BEEN WORKING WITH MY

LEADERS HERE AT THE CHURCH,

DOING A LOT OF LEADERSHIP

TRAINING.

Reporter: WHEN THE

PASTOR FIRST CAME TO LEAD

THE MASON CITY CONGREGATION,

IT WAS MEETING HERE IN THIS

BUILDING AND HOVERED TO

ABOUT 200.çç

IT QUICKLY GREW TO 400

MEMBERS STRONG AND

RELOCATED.

BUT IT HAS HOVERED AT THAT

YEARS.

AS WE MOVED INTO THIS

LARGER BUILDING, WE HAVE

BEEN ABLE TO TRACK PEOPLE

FROM SURROUNDING TOWNS AND

VILLAGES AROUND HERE.

SOME DRIVE 30 MILES.çç

SOME DRIVE 40 MILES.

AND WE ALSO KNOW IN OUR

CHURCH WE'VE HAD PEOPLE

COME, BUT THEY'LL STAY TOR A

WHILE AND THEY'LL LEAVE, AND

WE TRY TO REACH OUTç

THEM.

THERE HAS BEEN, FOR LACK OF

A BETTER WORD, A REVOLVING

DOOR.

MANY TIMES THAT THE

EXPERIENCE A GUEST WILL HAVE

AT A CHURCH DETERMINES

WHETHER THAT GUST RETURNS TO

BECOME A MEMBER OR NOT.

Reporter: WITH THAT IN

MIND, HARRISON PAYS CLOSE

ATTENTION TO HOW CHURCHç

MEMBERS GREET GUESTS.ç

AFTER ALL THESE YEARS, ONE

STORY STILL STANDS OUT.

DURING THE FELLOWSHIP

TIME, WHERE EVERYONE ISçç

SHAKING HANDS, A WOMAN

BEHIND ME LEANS OVER, PAST

ME, TO SHAKE THE HAND OF THEç R&Cú

WOMAN IN FRONT OF ME.

AND IN THE PROCESS, DIDN'T

SAYçhHELLO, MOVE, YOU'RE IN

MY WAY, OR ANYTHING.

SO I FEEL ABANDONED WHILE

EVERYONE ELSE IS SHAKING

HANDS AND I'M JUST STANDING

HERE.

AND PRIOR TO THAT, I HAD

BEEN BUMPED FROM MY SEAT TWO

TIMES.

Reporter: HARRISON

URGES CHURCHES TO MAKE

REACHING PEOPLE WHO ARE NEW

TO THE CHURCH'S EXPERIENCE A

TOP PRIORITY.

SO AFTER EVERY VISIT, HIS

DELIVERS A 30 TOçç 50-PAGE

REPORT TO HELP THE CHURCH

IMPROVE.

IT IS BASED ON THE FIVE-STAR

CHURCH.

THE SAME GOD WHO CALLED

US ALSO MADE US.jDQ)ç THERE ARE TIMES WHEN OUR

BODY DOESN'T PERFORM THE WAY

IT IS INTENDED.

AND WE HAVE TO GO TO A

DOCTOR OR A PHYSICAL

THERAPIST.

SO IT ISçç ALL ABOUT

DIAGNOSIS.

IT IS A SNAPSHOT OF WHAT IS

HAPPENING IN THIS

CONGREGATION AT THIS MOMENT

IN TIME.

Reporter: AND THAT'S

THE PICTURE THE PASTOR HOPES

WILL HELP HIS MEMBERS MAKE A

DIFFERENCE.

ALL OF US AS PASTORS, WE

HAVE BLIND SPOTS.çç

NO MATTER HOW MUCH RESEARCH

WE DO OR HOW MUCH WE SEEK TO

IMPROVE WHAT WE'REçç DOING FOR

THE GLORY OF GOD AND THE

EFFECTIVENESS OF HIS

KHNGDN], I THINK THERE ARE

AREAS THAT WE ALL NEED TO

IMPROVE ON.

Reporter: EPHRAIMçç

GRAHAM, CBN NEWS, MASON

CITY, ILLINOIS.

Gordon: WELL, TERRY, BE

CAREFUL.

THE NEXT TIME YOU'RE IN

CHURCH, YOU MIGHT BE NEXT TOçç

A SECRET CHURCH GUY.

Terry: YOU CANçç

RECOGNIZE HIM RIGHT AWAY.

Gordon: THERE IS

NOTHING MORE HUMBLING THAN

FINDING OUT WHAT PEOPLE

REALLY EXPERIENCE.

YOU THINK YOU'RE DOING

SOMETHING, AND TO HAVE

SOMEONE WHO IAç STRANGER TO

IT COME IN WHO IS

SPECIFICALLY EVALUATING YOU,

AND SAYING WELL, YOU'RE NOT

EXACTLY HITTING THE MARK XóUç

THOUGHT YOU WERE HITTING.

Terry: IT DOES HELP YOU

SEE YOUR CHURCH FROM A

DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE.

THINK OF A PERSON COMING IN

FOR THE FIRST TIME AND WHO

DOESN'T KNOW ANYBODY, AND

THERE YOU GO, DURING MEET

AND GREET.

Gordon: DEFINITELY

SHAKE HANDS WITHçç EVERYBODY.

Terry: EXACTLY.

UP NEXT, A BANK ROBBER WHO

WAS ONCE ONEçç OF THE

MOST-WANTED CRIMINALS IN

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA.

I WALKED IN, PUT THE GUN

TO THE WOMAN, TOOK THE

MONEY, AND I REMEMBER

APOLOGIZING ONçç MY WAY OUT.

Terry: THIS WOMAN HIT

NINE BANKS IN ONE YEAR.

YOU'LL SEE HOW THE TENTH

TIME TOOK HER DOWN, WHEN WE

COME BACK.

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Gordon: WELL, DANA

BRYANT DIDN'T SET UT T OUT

TO BE A BANK ROBBER.

SHE WAS A COLLEGE STUDENT

AND FELL IN LOVE WITH AN

ABUSIVE GUY AND A VERY

ADDICTIVE DRUG.

NOT LONG AFTER THAT, DANA

WAS STANDING IN A BANK WITH

A GUN IN HER HAND.

THE LARGESTçç AMOUNT I EVER

STOLE WAS $44,000.

ALL OF THE MONEY IN THE

BAG.

Reporter:ç BY 24 YEARS

OLD, DANA BRYANT WAS A BANK

ROBBER, A METH ADDICT, AND

ONE OF THE MOST-WANTED

CRIMINALS IN NORTHERN

CALIFORNIA.

I KNEW IF I GOT CAUGHT, I

WGUMDç BE GOING AWAY TO

PRISON FOR A VERY LONG

TIME.

I DIDN'T WANT TO GET CAUGHT,

AND I DIDN'T WANT TO LIVE.

Reporter: RAISED IN A

MIDDLE CLASS HOME, DANA SAYS

SHE FELT WORTHLESS BECAUSEç

SHE NEVER FELT SHE COULD

MEASURE UP TO HER MOTHER'S

EXPECTATIONS.

IN HIGH SCHOGL-ç SHE FOUND

THAT PARTYING HELPED HER

COPE.

I WOULD BE THE ONE THAT

DRANK THE MOST AT A PARTY.

I WAS THE ONE THAT MADE A

FOOL OUT OF MYSELF MORE THAN

MOST.

I EVENTUALLY WAS THE ONE

THAT WAS GOING HOME WITH

SOMEONE ELSE.

Reporter: AFTER HIGH

SCHOOL, DANA MET A MAN SHE

THOUGHT WOULD FILL EVERY

VOID SHE HAD.

SOON SHE DISCOVERED THE LOVEç

TEMPER.

HE SLAMMED ME AGAINST THE

WALL, CHOKED ME UNTIL I

NEARLY PASSED OUT.

Reporter: DANAçç ENDURED

PHYSICAL AND MENTAL ABUSE

FOR THREE YEARS.

SHE GREW ACCUSTOMED TO

HIDING THE BRUISES ON HER

FACE.

HER FRIENDS BEGGED HER TO

LEAVE, AND STILL DANA

SAVED.

I FELT UGLY.

I DIDN'T FEEL WORTH

ANYTHING.

AND HE WOULD TELL ME WHAT I

WANTED TO HEAR.

SO I BECAME ADDICTED TO JUST

HIM MAKING ME FEEL BETTER

ABOUT MYSELF.

Reporter: EVENTUALLY

DANA HAD A CHILDç WIFH HER

BOYFRIEND.

BUT SOON AFTERWARDS SHE

DEVELOPED ANOTHER ADDICTION,

TO METH.

UNABLE TO LOOK AFTER HER

CHILD, DANA PUT HER DAUGHTER

IN HER MOTHER'S CARE.

BY NOW SHE HAD LOST HER JOB

AND HAD NO MONEY.

THAT'S WHEN DANA STARTED

ROBBING BANKS.

SHE USED A FAKE GUN.

AND EACH TIME SHE PLAYED THE

VICTIM UNTIL THE TELLER SAID

SOMEONE ELSE IS FORCING HER

TO ROB THEM.

I WALKED IN, PUT THE GUN

TO THE WOMAN, ANDç TOOK ThEç

MONEY.

AND I REMEMBER APOLOGIZING

ON MY WAY OUT.

GO, GO!

Reporter: THEN

EMBOLDENED BY METH, SHEç LEFT

HER BOYFRIEND FOR GOOD.

SHE ALSO HAD BECOME AN

HABITUAL GAMBLER.

TO SUPPORT THAT AND HER METH

ADDICTION, DANA CONTINUED TO

HOLD UP BANKS.

BUT SHE SAID THERE WAS

ANOTHER REASON.

I CRAZED THE FACT THAT I

COULD GET KILLED BY THE

POLICE.

AND SO IT DIDN'T MATTER

ANYMORE.

AND ALTHOUGH I TRIED TO GET

AWAY, I REALLY DIDN'T CARE

IF THEY KILLED ME OR NOT.

Reporter: IN ONE YEAR'S

TIME SHE HIT NINE FINANCIAL

AND F.B.I. WERE LOOKING FOR

HER.

DANA WAS ABOUT TO MAKE HER

10th HIT WHEN A BANK

EMPLOYEE RECOGNIZED HER FROM

A SKETCH AND CALLED THE

POLICE.

ALL OF THE POLICE HAD

SURROUNDED ME, AND I

REMEMBER GETTING IN BACK OF

THE CAR, CUFFEDED, ANDçç

CUFFED, AND BEING GRATEFUL.

I HAD A COGNIZANT THOUGHT IT

WAS OVER, AND I DIDN'T CARE

I WAS GOING TO PRISON.

Reporter: DANA WAS

CHARGED WITH NINE COUNTS OF

BANK ROBBERY AND POSSESSION

OF A WEAPON.

SHE FACED 25 YEARS IN A

WOMEN'S FEDERAL PRISON.

THEN ON SENTENCING DAY, THE

JUDGE CALLED HER FORWARD.

HE SAID A VERY BAD THING

HAPPENED TO A GOOD GIRL.

AND HE SAID, I'M GOING TO

GIVE YOU A CHANCE.

HE LOOKED ME IN THE EYE, AND

HE SAID, I'M GOING TO SEND

YOU TO A PROGRAM.

I THINK YOU NEED HELP.

BECAUSE OF THAT, I ONLY GOT

A FIVE-YEAR SENTENCE.

Reporter: AFTER SHE

WENT TO Aç BóURT-ORDERED

REHAB PROGRAM, HE STARTED

SERVING HER SENTENCE.

DANA WENT TO A CHAPEL

SERVICE WHEREçç SHE FINALLY

REALIZED SHE NEEDED GOD TO

SAVE HER.

I FELT SCARED BECAUSE

WOMEN WERE RAISING HANDS AND

WORSHIPPING GOD IN A WAY

THAT I WASN'T USED TO.

SO IT WAS FOREIGN TO ME, BUT

IT MADE ME FEEL ALIVE.

AND I COULD SEEç THEç FREEDOM

ON THEIR FACES, AND I RAN TO

MY ROOM AND DROPPED TO MY

KNEES.çç

AND I ASKED GOD TO SAVE ME,

AND THAT I WAS SORRY FOR

EVERYTHING THAT I DID, AND

THAT I COULDN'T MAKE

THROUGH THIS WITHOUT HIM.

I REMEMBER EVERYTHING IN MY

LIFE CHANGED.

I WAS FREE.

I WAS FREE.

Reporter: DANA ASKED

GOD TO FORGIVE HER FOR ALL

OF THE THINGS THAT SHE HAD

DONE.

BECAUSE I WAS SORRY.

I WAS WRONG.

I HURT PEOPLE.

Reporter: DANA SERVED

OUT HER SENTENCE AND SAYS

DURING THAT TIME, GOD TOOK

AWAY HER ADDICTION TO METH

AND GAMBLING.

AFTER HER RELEASE, SHE

MARRIED A CHRISTIAN MAN AND

THEY'RE RAISING HER DAUGHTER

AND THEIR TWO OTHER

CHILDREN.

THEY REACH OUT THEIR

COMMUNITY THROUGH A MINISTRY

CALLED "CROSSING THE

JORDAN."

DANA SHARES WITH OTHERS THAT

GOD IS TRULY A GOD OFçç A

SECOND CHANCE.

JESUS HEALS THE INNER

PARTS OF YOUR BEING.

HE CAN MAKE EVERYTHING NEW.

HE CAN RESTORE ALL THAT WASçç

LOST.

AND HE CAN TAKE THE PAIN

AWAY.

HE REALLY CAN MAKE IT ALL

NEW.

Gordon: AND HE CAN MAKE

IT ALL NEW FOR YOU.

AND HE IS NOT JUST THE GOD

OF A SECOND CHANCE.

HE IS THE GOD OF THE THIRD

CHANCE, OF THE FOURTH

CHANCE.

HE SAYS HE IS EVEN WILLINGçç

TO GO SEVEN TIMES 70.

AND HE'LL SAY TO YOU,

BEHOLD, THE OLD THINGS ARE

PASSED AWAY.

ALL THINGS ARE MADE NEW.

YOU, YOU CAN BE MADE NEW.

EVERY DAY CAN BE A NEW

BEGINNING FOR YOU.

A NEW ADVENTURE WITH THE ONE

WHO CREATED YOU.

NOW, WHAT DID HE CREATE US

FOR?

WELL, THE BIBLE IS

SPECIFIC.

HE CREATED US TO DO GOOD

WORKS THAT HE PLANNED BEFORE

HE EVEN FOUNDED THE WORLD.

AND THOSE THINGS WILL

SATISFY US.

HE KNOWS ALL ABOUT YOU.

HE KNOWS WHAT YOU'VE DONE

WRONG.

BUT HE HAS CREATED GOOD

THINGS FOR YOUçç TO DO.

HE NEVER INTENDED FOR YOU TO

GET ADDICTED, TO GET

DEPENDENT.

THAT WASN'T HIS PLAN.

HIS PLAN IS THAT YOU MIGHT

HAVE LIFE, AND HAVE IT MOREçç

ABUNDANTLY.

NOW, WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO

GET THIS?

WELL, IT TAKES THE SAME

THING THAT DANA DID,

SURRENDER.

SAY, LORD,çç NO LONGER WILL MY

WILL BE DONE, BUT LET YOUR

WILLçç BE DONE.

WHAT DID YOU PLAN FOR ME?

HOW CAN I FIND THAT?

HOW CAN YOU REVEAL THAT TOçç

ME?

AND IF YOU'LL DO THAT, HE

STARTS THE PROCESS WHERE HE

CHANGES YOU.

HE CHANGES YOU FROMçç YOUR

INNERMOST BEING SO THAT THE

THINGS YOU USED TO WANT, YOU

DON'T WANT ANYMORE.

AND YOUR NEW DESIRE IS TO

FIND THE THINGS THAT GOD

WANTS YOU TO DO.

FIND THE GREAT ADVENTURE

WITHIN HIM.

SO IF YOU WANT THAT, DO THE

SAME THING THAT DANA DID,

ASK HIM.çç

HE SAYS CLEARLY, BEHOLD I

STAND AT THE DOOR ANDçjDQiJjjT)y

IF ANYONE -- ANYONE --

THAT'S YOU -- ANYONE HEARçúMP

VOICE AND OPEN THE DOOR,

I'LL COME IN.

SO IF THIS IS FOR YOU, IF

YOU WANT Açç NEW LIFE, A FRESH

START, ALL YOU HAVE TO DO ISçç

ASK HIM AND HE'LL DO THE

REST.

SO IF YOU WANT IT, BOWç [oáI

HEAD WITH ME.

LET'S PRAY A VERY SIMPLE

PRAYER AND LET GOD DO ALL OF

THE REST.

WHAT HE HAS DONE FOR OTHERS,

WHAT HE DID FORç DANS, HE CAN

DO FOR YOU.

LET'S PRAY.

JESUS -- THAT'Sçç RIGHT, SAY

HIS NAME.

JESUS, I COME TO YOU.

AND, LORD, I WANT THIS FRESH

START.

I WANT ALL OF THE OLD THINGS

TO PASS AWAY.

AND I WANT TO BE MADE NEW.

SO, JESUS,çç FORGIVE ME OF THE

THINGS THAT I'VE DONE

WRONG.

SET ME FREE FROM THEM.

AND IF YOU'LL DO THIS, I

WANT TO FOLLOW YOU.

I WANT YOUR WILL TO BE DONE

IN MY LIFE.

SO HEARçMY PRAYER.

ANSWER IT TODAY.

ANSWER IT NOW.

FOR I ASK ITçç IN JESUS'

NAME.

FATHER, FOR THOSE WHO JUST

PRAYED, I ASK FOR A BAPTISM

IN YOUR LOVE.

I ASK THAT YOU SURROUND THEM

AND FILL THEM TO

OVERFLOWING.

LET THEM KNOW THAT THEIR

PRAYER HAS BEEN HEARD AND

HAS BEEN ANSWERED.

AND WE ASK IT ALL IN JESUS'

NAME.

IF YOU PRAYED WITH ME, THE

BIBLE SAYS THERE IS ONE MORE

THING YOU HAVE TO DO.

AND THAT ISç

YOUR MOUTH.

IF YOU BELIEVE IN YOUR HEART

AND THEN CONFESS WITH YOUR

MOUTH, YOU SHALL BE SAVED.

WE MADE IT EAS EASY FOR

YOU.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS PICK

UP THE PHONE AND MAKE A

TOLL-FREE CALL.

1-800-759-0700.

WHEN YOU CALL, ALL YOU HAVETOç DO IS SAY, I PRAYED AND I

ASKED JESUS TO COME INTO MY

HEART.çç

AND WE'VE GOT SOMETHING FOR

YOU.

IT IS CALLED "A NEW DAY."

WHAT DO CHRISTIANS BELIEVE?

WHAT ARE THE GREAT PILL LERS

OPILLARS OF THE FAITH?

WE ALSO ENCOURAGE YOU TO GET

A COPY OF THE BIBLE AND

START READING IT EVERY DAY.

IT IS WITH THE READING OF

THE WORD THAT YOU RENEW YOUR

MIND.

WE ALSO ENCOURAGE YOU TO

JOIN A LOCAL CHURCH AND GO

THROUGH A WATER BAPTISM.

MAKE THAT PHONE CALL NOW.

THE PACKET IS FREE.

1-800-759-0700.

TERRY, OVER TO YOU.

Terry: COMINGçç UP LATER,

A MOM WHO GOT A DREADFUL

DIAGNOSIS ABOUT HER CHILD.

SHEçç HAS LYME DISEASE, AND

IT'S PRETTY MUCH THROUGHOUT

HER BODY.

I REMEMBER HIM SORT OF

PATTING MY HAND AND SAYING,

THINGS WILL GET WORSE BEFORE

THEY GET BETTER.

@A

UNTIL THIS DAUGHTER DEFIED

HER DOCTOR'S DIAGNOSIS.

SEE HOW SHE DID IT.

THAT'S STILL AHEAD.

çççççç

PAT STOPPED AND SAID, THE

LORD IS HEALING A HEART

CONDITION.

Pat: WE SPEAK THE WORD

OF FAITH, AND THOSE HEARTS

SHALL REGULATE AND BEAT AS

NORMAL, AND THAT YOU WILL BE

EVERY BIT WHOLE.

INSTINCTIVELY THE HOLY

SPIRIT INFO-TECH T SPOKE TO

ME.

I RAISED MY HAND AND SAID,

LORD, I'M CLAIMING THAT.

MONTHS WENT BY AND NO PAIN.

GOD COMPLETELY HEALED ME.çyçççççç

WELCOME BACK TO "THE 700

CLUB."

THE SUPREME COURT HAS

REJECTED A CHALLENGE TO

CALIFORNIA'S BAN ON

CONVERSION THERAPY FOR YOUNG

PEOPLE.

THE THERAPY IS FOR THOSE WHO

WANT TO BE HEALED OF

SAME-SEX ATTRACTION.

BUT CALIFORNIA LAWMAKERS

BANNED IT FOR TEENS, EVEN IF

THEY ARE THEIR PARENTS WANT

IT.

SUPPORTERS ARGUE THAT

LAWMAKERSçç HAVE NO SCIENTIFIC

PROOF THAT THE THERAPY DOES

HARM.

AND THE SUPREME COURT WON'T

GET INVOLVED IN THEçç DISPUTE

OVER THE WAR MEMORIAL CROSS

ON MT. SOLEDAD IN SAN

DIEGO.

THE HIGH COURT WILL LET THE

NINTH CIRCUIT COURT HAVE ITS

SAY FIRST.

SUPPORTERS SAY THE NINTH

CIRCUIT HAS BEEN HOSTILE TO

THE CROSS IN EARLIER

MEETINGS.

THAT'S TODAY'S NEWSBREAK.

GORDON AND TERRY WILL BE

BACK WITH MORE OF "THE 700

CLUB" RIGHT AFTER THIS.

çççççççççççç

Gordon: WHEN AN

EARTHQUAKE STRUCK THE COAST

OF GUATEMALA, "OPERATION

BLESSING" ON THE SCENE,

HELPING THE 15,000

SURVIVORS, LIKE THIS WIDOW,

WHO LOST HER HUSBAND AND HER

HOME INTQ)THQUAKE.ç

Reporter: 40 SECONDS,

THAT'S ALL IT TOOK FOR THE

EARTHQUAKE TO TAKE THE LIFE

OF GLENDI'S HUSBAND AT THIS

PIT, WHERE HE WORKED.

HUSBAND'S DEATH, I WAS IN

SHOCK.

IT WASN'T UNTIL THREE DAYS

LATER THAT I REALIZED WE HAD

LOST OUR HOME, TOO.

Reporter: AT FIRST

GLENDY AND HERç THREç

DAUGHTERS WENT TO LIVE AT A

SHELTER.

EACH NIGHT THERE THE GIRLS

CRIED FOR THEIR DADDY AND

THEIR HOME.

I TOLD MY MOM TO TAKE US

HOME.

THE SHELTER WAS COLD AND I

WANTED TO BE IN MY HOUSE.

MY DAUGHTERS WORRIES

CAUSED ME GREAT PAIN.

I TOLD THEM TO PUT THEIR

FAITH IN GOD, BUT I DIDN'T

KNOW WHAT TO)y; @&C @&Cú

I DIDN'T HAVE A JOB, NO

MONEY EVEN TO BUY FOOD.

Reporter: THAT'S WHEN

"OPERATION BLESSING" ARRIVED

WITH FOOD, WATER, MEDICINE,

AND BLANKETS FOR THE 15,000

EARTHQUAKEçç VICTIMS.

WE THEN DECIDED THAT GLENDY

AND HER CHILDREN WOULD BE

AMONG THE FIRST TO RECEIVE A

BRAND NEW HOME.

WHEN I GOT THE NEWSç THAT

BUILDING US A HOUSE, I

THOUGHT, GOD HAS ANSWERED MY

PRAYERS AND QUICKLY.

Reporter: IN A COUPLE

OF DAYS, GLENDY'S HOUSE WAS

FINISHED, ANDçç THEY WERE ABLE

TO MOVE IN.

MY HOUSE IS VERY PRETTY.

WE REALLY LIKE IT.

AND WE'RE HAPPY.

Reporter: BUTçç WE KNEW

AS A WIDOW, GLENDY NEEDED A

WAY TO SUPPORT HER FAMILY.

SO WE BOUGHT HER A

COMMERCIAL CORN GRINDER TO

START A BUSINESS.

WITH THE PROFITS,çç SHE CAN

BUY FOOD AND PAY FOR OTHER

LIVING EXPENSES.

GLENDY COULD NOT BELIEVE HER

EYES WHEN WE GAVE HER THE

BLENDER.

SHE TOLD US IT WAS THE VERY

THYNç SHE WANTED TO BUY TO

START A BUSINESS.

THANK YOU FOR THE GRINDER

AND MY HOUSE.

YOU HAVE SHOWN ME I'M NOT

ALONE, AND GOD DID NOT

ABANDON MEyJu MYç DAUGHTERS.

THANK YOU.

Gordon: AND THANK YOU.

IF YOU'RE A MEMBER OF "THE

700 CLUB," YOU'RE PART OF

BLESSING THAT FAMILY.

IN THEIR TIME OF NEED, YOU

WERE THERE.

NOT WITHçç A HANDOUT, BUT WITH

JUST A MAKEOVER TO REALLY

RESTORE THEM, TO SHOW THEM

THAT GOD STILL LOVES THEM.

WE LOVE THEM.

IF YOU'RE NOT A MEMBER, JOIN

WITH UC.çç

A PORTION OF EVERY GIFT GOES

INTO THE WORK OF "OPERATION

BLESSING" TO HELP PEOPLE

AROUND THE WORLD.

ANOTHER PORTION GOES INTO

THE WORK OF CBN

INTERNATIONAL, WHERE WE'RE

TRAINING CHRISTIANSç AT 15ç

PRODUCTION CENTERS, LOCATED

STRATEGICALLY AROUND THE

WORLD, TEACHING HEM HO THEM

HOW TO DO CHRISTIANç

GOSPEL, AND IN THEIR OWN

LANGUAGE, DONE IN THEIR OWN

CULTURE, SHOWING PEOPLE

TESTIMONIES OF WHAT JESUS IS

DOING IN THEIR NATION, NOT

SOME FAR AWAY PNa

FAR AWAY TIME, BUT RIGHT

WHERE THEY ARE.

SO IF YOU WANT TO BE A PART

OF IT, JOIN WITH US.

CALL US.

1-800-759-0700.

JUST SAY, YES, I WANT TO

JOIN "THE 700 CLUB."

HOW MUCH)ISç IT?

IT'S $20 A MONTH, 65 CENTS A

DAY.

WHEN YOU CALL, ASK FOR

PLEDGE EXPRESS.

THAT'S ELECTRONIC MONTHLY

GIVING.

THE BANK DOES ALL OF THE

WORK.

WRITE, NOTHING TO MAIL IN.

WE SAVE SO MUCH ON THE

PROCESSING WE CAN SEND AS

OUR GIFT TO YOU "POWER FOR

LIFE,"çç MONTHLY TEACHING

C.D.s.

SO IF YOU WOULD LIKE THOSE,

ASK FOR PLEDGE EXPRESS WHEN

YOU CALL.

OR LOG ON TO CBN.COM.

WHEN YOU GIVE MONTHLY ON THE

INTERNET, YOU AUTOMATICALLY

SIGN UP FOR PLEDGE EXPRESS.çç

TERRY?

Terry: UP NEXT, WE'RE

GOING TO BE PRAYING FOR YOU

AND YOUR NEEDS.

BUT FIRST, A YOUNG WOMAN

TALKS ABOUT HER BATTLE WITH

LYME DISEASE.

I DIDN'T WALK FOR ALMOST

TWOç YEARS.ç

I LOST A SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT

OF WEIGHT.

I HAD SEVERE HEADACHES,

PRETTY MUCH MIGRAINES.

IT WAS A VERY DIFFICULT AND

TERRIFYING SITUATION TO BE

IN.çç

Terry: WATCH HOW SHE

RECOVERS AGAINST ALL ODDS.

çççççççççççç

Terry:ç MARY ANN WAS

TOLD HER 10-YEAR-OLD

DAUGHTER, MARY ROSE, HAD

LYME DISEASE, AND THAT HER

SICK CHILD WOULD GET MUCH

WORSE BEFORE SHE GOT ANY

BETTER.çç

MARY ANN WAS DEVASTATED, BUT

NOT FOR LONG.

BOTH MOTHER AND DAUGHTER

BEGAN TO SATURATE THEMSELVES

WITH SCRIPTURE AND PRAYER,ç

WALKING MIRACLE.

IN SOME WAYS I WAS

TERRIFIED TO DIE.

IT WAS A VERY DIFFICULT

CONCEPT TO TRY TO THINK

ABOUT AT 10ç YEARSç OLD.

MY LITTLE GIRL, WHO WAS

ALWAYS THE FIRST ONE OUT IN

THE MORNING AND THE LAST ONE

IN AT NIGHT WAS LOSING

ENERGY.

I WASN'T AWARE OF ANYTHING

GOING AROUNDz%Ñç ANY KIND OF

A FLU.

THERE WERE LOTS OF HOSPITAL

TESTS, LOTS OF VISITS, LOTS

OF WELL, WE CAN TELL YOU SHE

DOESN'T HAVE CANCER AND SHE

DOESN'Tçç HAVE MUSCULAR

DYSTROPHY.

WE'RE NOT QUITE SURE WHAT

SHE DOES HAVE.

AND IN THE MEANTIME, SHE WAS

GETTING SICKER AND LOSING

WEIGHT.

WELL, ITç TOOKç NINE MONTHS TO

FINALLY RECEIVE A DIAGNOSIS

OF WHAT WAS ACTUALLY GOING

ON.

THE DOCTOR SAID, IT'S A

CONFIRMATION OF WHAT I WAS

THINKING, ANDçç SHE HAS LYME

DISEASE.

AND IT'S PRETTY MUCH

THROUGHOUT HER BODY.

I REMEMBER HIM SORT OF

PATTING MY HAND AND SAYING,

THINGS WILL GET WORSE BEFORE

THEY GETçç BETTER.

AND AT 10 YEARS OLD, I

DIDN'T KNOW WHAT WORSE WAS

BECAUSE AT THAT POINT I

WASN'T ACTUALLY ABLE TO WALK

ON MY OWN.

AND IN MYçç MIND, "WORSE" WAS

DEATH.

THEY HAD TO PUT A LINE IN

HER ARM IN ORDER TO GIVE HER

I.V. MEDS.

SO HERE SHEçç WAS ALREADY SICK

AND GETTING SICKER FROM THE

MEDICINE.

I DIDN'T WALK FOR ALMOST

TWO YEARS.

I LOST A SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT

OF WEIGHT.

I HAD PRETTY SEVE)ç

HEADACHES, PRETTY MUCH

MIGRAINES MOST OF THE DAYS.

SO IT WAS A VERY DIFFICULT

AND TERRIFYING SITUATION TO

BE IN.

I ASKED MYç MOM,ç IS GOD

PUNISHING ME?

DID I DO SOMETHING TO MESS

UP?

DID I PRAY THE WRONG

PRAYER?

AND I REMEMBER STOPPING

AND HAVING TO JUSTçç SAY A

PRAYER AND SAY, LORD, PLEASE

GIVE ME THE WORDS TO

ENCOURAGE MY DAUGHTER

BECAUSE I'M NOT QUITE SURE

WHAT I'M GOING TO SAY HERE.

AND I HAD TURNED AWAY.

AND WHEN I TURNED BACKçç TO

HER, WHAT I SAID WAS, NO,

YOU HAVEN'T DONE ANYTHING

WRONG.

BE ENCOURAGED WITH THAT.

GOD DOESN'T GIVE DISEASE.

THAT'S NOTç HISç CHARACTER.

AND I MIGHT NOT BE ABLE TO

GIVE YOU A LOT OF THE

ANSWERS THAT YOU WANT, BUT

WHAT I DO NOW, MARY ROSE,ç0IS

THAT GOD IS STILL GOOD.

MY MOM AND I WOULD HAVE

TIME, USUALLY IN THE

AFTERNOON, WHERE WE WOULD

PRAY.

IN THE MORNING IT WAS

USUALLYç HEZç READING

SCRIPTURES FROM THE BIBLE.

I REMEMBER PRAYING AND

ASKING, OKAY, LORD, HOW DO I

ENCOURAGE HER BECAUSE SHE

REALLY, REALLY NEEDED

ENCOURAGEMENT.

ONE DAYçç I STARTED READING

PSALM 23 OUT LOUD, AND SHE

SAID, I LIKE THAT, MOM.

THAT BRINGS ME HOPE.

AND SO THAT BECAME ONE OF

OUR FAVORITE SCBI$QUI

READ.

HE LEADS ME BESIDE QUIET

WATERS AND HE RESTORES MY

SOUL.

HE GUIDES ME IN THE PATH OF

RIGHTEOUSNESS FOR HIS

NAMESAKE.

THE VALLEY OF THE SHADOW OF

DEATH, I WILL FEAR NO EVIL,

FOR YOU ARE WITH ME.

I BEGAN TO JUST REALLY

PLACE MY TRUST IN GOD, AND

KNOW THATç HEç WAS THERE AND

THAT I WAS GOING TO HOLD ON

TO HIM.

AND AS I DID THAT, SLOWLY I

BEGAN TO TAKE THE STEPS

FORWARD.

MY HEADACHES WOULD DECREASE,

OR MAYBE I W]ULDç BE ABLE TO

INTRODUCE NEW FOOD INTO MY

DIET.

WHEN MY PHYSICAL THERAPIST

TOLD ME THAT MOST LIKELY I

WOULDN'T BE ABLE TO WALK

AGAIN --

I REMEMBERç MARYç ROSE

SAYING, OH, REALLY?

I'M 11 YEARS OLD, AND YOU'RE

NOT GOING TO TELL ME I'M NOT

GOING TO WALK AGAIN.

OBVIOUSLY YOU DON'T KNOW MYç

G]D.

LITERALLY, THOSE WERE HER

WORDS.

THAT WAS A DAY GOD WAS

INSIDE OF ME, HE WAS THERE.

TO PUSH AND GET THE

EXERCISES DONE WHENçç SHE

COULDN'T MOVE AND WE HAD TO

DO THEM FOR HER.

AND THEN AS SHE STARTED TO

GAIN STRENGTH, SHE COULD DO

THEM.

AND IT WAS HARD AND

PAINFUL.

SHE WAS IN A LOT OF PAIN.

ITçQj ABOUT SIX WEEKS OR

SO THAT I PRACTICED

STANDING, AND THEN I TOOK MY

FIRST STEPS.

GOD SAID, JUST KEEP YOUR

FOCUS ON ME.

KEEPç PUSHINGç FORWARD AND

FOCUS ON ME, AND I WILL BE

YOUR HOPE.

AND EVENTUALLY I GOT TO

THE POINT WHERE I COULD DO A

STATIONARY BIKE AND A

TREADMILL, AND NOW I DO ANçç

ELLIPTICAL.

AND I ALSO HAD TO LEARN

EATING AND EATING WELL.

FROM THE TIME OF THE

DIAGNOSIS TO WHEN THEY WAS

ABLE TO FUNCTION PRETTY MUCH

ON HER OWN WAS CLOSER TO Açç

FIVE-YEAR PERIOD.

GOD HAS DEFINITELY CURED

ME IN MANY, MANY WAYS.

THERE IS NO MANMADE HEALING

FOR LYME DISEASE, BUT GOD

CAN HEALççNYTHING.

I'VE BEEN OFF ANTIBIOTICS

FOR THREE YEARS.

GOD HAS DONE SOME AMAZING

WORK IN MY LIFE.

I'M DOING BETTER,

HEALTH-WISE, THAN I HAVEçç

BEEN PRETTY MUCH EVER.

AND THAT'S BECAUSE OF WHAT

GOD HAS DONE AND THE HEALING

THAT HE HAS GIVEN ME.

Terry: AMAZINGçç STORY.

A DIAGNOSIS THAT WAS NOT

POSITIVE IN ANY WAY, AND GOD

TOUCHED HER LIFE AND

RESTORED HER.

AND ALONG THEçç WAY, TAUGHT

SOME THINGS ABOUT HIMSELF,

ABOUT HIS CHARACTER, ABOUT

HIS LOVE, ABOUT HIS GRACE.

WE WANT TO PRAY FOR YOU

TODAY.

AS YOU HEAR MARY ROSE'S4j4(P&Cú

STORYç AND WE READ SOME OTHER

REPORTS, WE WANT YOU TO KNOW

THAT GOD HEARS YOUR CRIES,

HE SEES YOUR NEEDS.

HE IS ALREADY IN YOUR

TOMORROW.

YOU DON'T NEEDçç TO BE ANXIOUS

FOR ANYTHING.

THIS IS AN AMAZING STORY.

IN 1969, SYLVESTER, WHO

LIVES IN FLORIDA, CONTACTED

HEPATITIS.

OVER THE YEARS THE INFECTIONç!f5 E-SPREAD,SLOWLY THROUGHOUT

HIS LIVER, CAUSING

SCLEROSIS.

HE HAD A GREAT DEAL OF

SWEATING AND PAIN, AND IT

GOT SO BADç

OF SUICIDE.

LAST NOVEMBER SYLVESTER WAS

WATCHING THIS PROGRAM.

HE HEARD YOU SAY, GORDON, IF

YOU NEED HEALING, LAY YOUR

HAND ON THATçç AREA THAT NEEDS

HEALING AND SAY OUT LOUD, I

BELIEVE IN JESUS, AND I

BELIEVE BY HIS STRIPES I AM

HEALED, AND THEN ACT IT.çç

SYLVESTER REPEATED YOUR

WORDS, AND HE FELT NOTHING

HAPPEN THEN, BUT THE NEXT

MONTH, THE DOCTORS DID A

BIOPSY TO DETERMINE IF HE

WAS IN THE LAST STAGES OF

LIVERç FAILURE,ç AND THE BY OP

BIOPSY SHOWED A FULLY

FUNCTIONING LIVER, NO

SCLEROSIS.

AND THE DOCTORSç SAID)Pá IS

IMPOSSIBLE.

AND THEY EVEN DID ANOTHER

BIOPSY LAST YEAR, AND THEY

FOUND A FULLY FUNCTIONING

LITe$9ñ

AMAZING.

I ASSUME IT IS HEPATITIS

"C," AND THERE IS NO CURE

FOR THAT.

BUT THERE IS A CURE IN

JESUS.

AND SOMETIMES IT HAPPENS

IMMEDIATELY.

SOMETIMES YOU GET THIS

KNOW, AND SOMETIMES THERE IS

NO EVIDENCE.

YOU JUST WAKE UP ONE DAY AND

SUDDENLY YOU'RE HEALED.

AND YOU GO, HOW DID THAT

HAPPEN?

HOW DID ITçHAPPEN?

IT HAPPENED BY CLAIMING "BY

HIS STRIPES I AM HEALED."

AND FOT HAVING IT BE SOME

SORT OF EMPTY, LET'Sçç RECITE

THE WORDS, BUT BELIEVING

IT.

HERE IS ANOTHER REPORT.

KAREN IS A BELIEVER, SHE

LIVES IN CHESAPEAKE,

VIRGINIA,çç AND SHE HAD SHARP

PAIN BENDING OVER, AND SHE

HAD IT FOR 20 YEARS.

SEVERAL DOCTORS DIAGNOSED A

MEDICAL CONDITION WHEREE

CREATING ACUTE PAIN.

I CAN'T IMAGINE THAT.

THEY TOLD HER THERE IS NO

CURE FOR IT.

THEN LAST JULY KAREN WAS

WATCHING "THE 700 CLUB."

AND, TERRY, YOU HAD Aç WORD?h@&C @&Cú

OF KNOWLEDGE ABOUT SOMEONE

BEING HEALED OF A CONDITION

INVOLVING THE RIBS.

WHEN KAREN HEARD THE WORD

"RIBS," SHE SHOUTED, "I'M

CLAIMING THAT FORç0MYSELF."

SHE LEANED WAY OVER AND CAME

BACK UP WITH NO PAIN, AND

SHE'S BEEN ABLE TO MOVE

FREELY, WITH NO PAIN,

SINCE.

NOW, I LOVE THAT STORY.ç

WHAT THEY DID IS THEY

CLAIMED A BIBLE VERSE.

THEY CLAIMED A WHOLE PSALM,

PSALM 23.

THAT THE LORD IS MY

SHEPHERD, AND HE PROVIDES

FOR ME.

HE MAKESç MEç LIE DOWN IN

GREEN PASTURES.

HE LEADS ME BESIDE STILL

WATERS.

LET'Sç9jJUt FORWARD.

HE ANOINTS MY HEAD WITH

OIL.

LET HIM DO THAT FOR YOU

RIGHT NOW.

LET HIM JUST ANOINT YOU AND

REALIZE THAT FAITH ITSELF IS

A GIFT FROM HIM.ç

ITç IS NOT SOMETHING WE DRUM

UP.

WHEN WE LOOK TO JESUS, HE IS

THE AUTHOR AND THE FINISHER

OF OUR FAITH.çç

WHEN WE UNDERSTAND THAT GOD

HAS GIVEN TO EACH ONE OF US

A MEASURE OF FAITH, WHEN WE

UNDERSTAND THAT, WE CAN PRAY

THATçSAME WONDERFUL PRAYER.

LORD, I BELIEVE.

HELP MY UNBELIEF.

SO THE UNBELIEF IS NO LONGER

IN YOU,ç ANDç ALL THAT IS LEFT

IS THE BELIEF.

THAT'S WHAT HAPPENED WITH

THAT YOUNG GIRL WHO HAD THAT

TERRIBLE DIAGNOSIS OF LYME

DISEASE, AND THE DOCTOR

TELLING HER THERE IS NO

CURE.

BUT SHEç;HáPVáK MY GOD IS

GREATER.

I'M GOING TO GET THAT

UNBELIEF, AND I'M GOING TO,

EVERY DAY, READ THIS PSALM

AND GLORIFY HIM AND PRAISE

HIM FOR EACHçç INCREMENTAL

CHANGE.

SOMETIMES MIRACLES HAPPEN

INSTANTLY.

SOMETIMES THEY HAPPEN OVER

TIME.

BUT THEY HAPPEN, AND THEY

HAPPEN BECAUSE WE LOOKçç TO

JESUS AND LET HIM DO THE

WONDERFUL WORK IN US.

SO LET'S DO THAT.

AND LET'S ASK HIM TO ANOINT

YOU RIGHT NOW WITH OIL.

ANDçç LET'S BELIEVE.

AND LET'S DO THE SAME

THING.

LET'S ASK, BELIEVING, AND IN

AN ACT OF FAITH LAY YOUR

HAND ON AN AREA OFç THEç BODY

THAT NEEDS HEALING.

IF IT IS THROUGHOUT YOUR

BODY, LAY URE HAND ON YOUR

HEAD.

YOUR HAND ON YOUR HEAD.

IF THERE ARE PEOPLE AROUND

YOU, ASK THEM çç COME LAY

HANDS ON YOU.

AND LET'S BELIEVE GOD.

AND JESUS SAYS, IF TWO OR

MORE AGREE, TOUCHING

ANYTHING -- SO TERRY AND I

WILL AGREE, YOU AGREE, AND

TOGETHERçç LET'S TOUCH.

LET'S LAY HANDS ON YOU.

AND LET'S LET GOD DO ALL OF

THE REST.

LET'S PRAY.çç

LORD, WE JUST COME INTO

AGREEMENT.

AND WE ASK THAT YOU WOULD

ANOINT OUR HEADS WITH OIL,

AND THAT YOURçç ANOINTING

WOULD SLOW DOWN.

THAT THERE WOULD BE AN

ABUNDANCE.

WE WOULD BE JUST DRENCHED,

AND IT WOULD FLOW DOWN,

DRENCHING US WITH THE

ANOINTING OF YOUR LOVE.çç

YOUR GRACE.

AND YOUR HEALING.

AND WE COME TOGETHER IN

AGREEMENT.

AND AS PEOPLE ARE LAYING

HANDS ON THAT AREA OF THE

BODY THAT NEEDS HEALING, WE

AGREE WITH THEM.

AND TOGETHER WE SAY, BY THE

STRIPESçç OF JESUS CHRIST, I

AM HEALED, AND I AM MADE

WHOLE NOW.

BY THE SACRIFICE THAT WAS

GIVEN FOR ME.

AND I ENTER INTO THAT

HEALING NOW, IN JESUS'

NAME.

THERE IS SOMEONE, YOU'RE

EXPERIENCING SHARP PAINS IN

YOUR RIGHT KNEE, AND GOD HAS

JUST HEALED YOU.

HE IS ABLE TO DO WHAT THE

DOCTORS SAY CAN'T BE DONE.

HE IS ABLE TO REGROWçç

CARTILAGE.

HE IS ABLE TO KNIT TOGETHER

LIGAMENTS, AND HE IS ABLE TO

RESTORE YOU NOW IN JESUS'

NAME.

IN AN ACT OF FAITH,çç WHAT YOU

COULD NOT DO BEFORE, TRY IT

NOW AND SEE WHAT GOD HAS

DONE FORçç YOU.

TERRY?

Terry: THERE IS SOMEONE

ELSE, YOU HAVE Açç COMPRISED

HEARING CONDITION -- YOU'RE

NOT TOTALLY DEAF, BUTçç IT'S

LIKE THINGS ARE VERY FAR

AWAY AND HALLOW SOUNDING.

GOD IS OPENING YOUR EARS

UP.

RIGHT NOW YOU'RE JUST GOING

TO HEAR THISç POP AND YOUR

HEARING IS GOING TO BE

TOTALLY RESTORED.

THERE IS SOMEBODY ELSE, I

THINK YOU'RE -- I DON'T KNOW

WHO YOU ARE, WHERE YOU ARE,

BUT I THINK YOU ARE A

CATHOLIC.ç

YOáo WEAR A THING UNDER YOUR

CLOTHES, I THINK IT IS

CALLED A SCAPULA, AND I

DON'T THINK PEOPLE EVENçç WEAR

THOSE ANYMORE.

THAT'S HOW YOU WILL KNOW IT

IS YOU.

YOU ARE PRAYINGçç TO GOD FOR

SOMETHING, AND YOU'RE BEING

HEALED BYçç GOD.

RECEIVE IT.

Gordon: SOMEONE HAS

BROKEN THEIR RIGHT SHOULDER

BLADE, AND YOU'RE NOT EVEN

PRAYING FOR IT, YOU'RE NOT

EVEN ASKING.

BUT GOD IS TAKING NOTICE OF

YOU NOW AND TELLING YOU

YOU'RE HEALED.

BEGIN TO MOVE THAT SHOULDER

AND REALIZE THERE IS NO MORE

PAIN, NOç MOREç ACHE, AND GOD

HAS HEALED YOU.

THERE IS SOMEONE ELSE WITH A

CURVATUREçç IN THE UPPER PART

OF THE SPINE, BETWEEN THE

SHOULDERS, AND GOD IS

HEALING YOU AND SETTING YOU

FREE FROMErç OF THAT.

IN JESUS' NAME BE TOUCHED.

LORD, WE THANKçç YOU, FOR YOU

ARE THE HEALER.

IT IS YOUR NAME, IT ISçç YOUR

NATURE.

WE DON'T HAVE TO BEG YOU.

WE DON'T HAVE TO CONVYN

YOU.

YOU CAN'T DENY YOURSELF.

THAT'S WHO YOU ARE.

AND WHEN WE RECEIVEçç YOU, WE

RECEIVE THE ANSWER TO ALL

OUR PRAYER.

DO ITçç NOW, FOR WE ASK IT ALL

IN JESUS' NAME.çç

AMEN.

IF YOU'VE BEEN TOWFD BY GOD,

WE WANççTOUCHED BY GOD, WE

WANT TO REJOICE IN YOUR GOOD

REPORT OF WHAT GOD HAS DONE

FOR YOU.ç¿

WE WANT TO ENCOURAGE OTHERS

WITH YOUR STORY.

SO CALL US, 1-800-759-0700.

AND IF YOU NEEDçç SOMEONE TO

STAND WITH YOU IN PRAYER, I

BELIEVE IN PREVAILING

PRAYER.

I BELIEVEçç IN CONTINUOUS

PRAYER.

IF YOU NEED SOMEONE TO PRAY

WITH YOU, WE'RE HONORED.

IT'S OUR PRIVILEGE TOçç DO

SO.

AND WE'RE HERE FOR YOU 24

HOURS A DAY, SEVEN DAYS A

WEEK.

SO IF YOU NEEDçç SOMEONE TO

PRAY WITH YOU, JUST GIVE US

A COMING UP NEXT IT IS ALL

TOLL-FREE.

1-800-759-0700.çç

WELL, WE'LL BE BACK WITH

SOME "BRING IT ON" QUESTIONS

AND ANSWERS, HOPEFULLY,

RIGHTçç AFTER THIS.

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Terry: WE WANT TO TAKE

SOME TIME TO "BRING IT ON"

WITH SOME OF THE E-MAILçç

QUESTIONS YOU SENT INTO US.

GORDON, THIS FIRST ONE IS

FROM A VIEWER WHO SAYS, "WHY

AND PRINCESç P RULE OVER

PEOPLE, AND THEN ALLOW THEM

TO LIEçç AND LITERALLY TEAR A

NATION DOWN.

WHAT CAN CHRISTIANS DO?"

Gordon:çç UNFORTUNATELY,

WHEN JUDGMENT COMES, IT

COMES ON BOTH THE RIGHTEOUS

AND THE UNRIGHTEOUS.çç

THE BIBLE IS SPECIFIC ABOUT

THAT.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS LOOK

AT THE LIFE OF JEREMIAH.

HERE HEçç IS, SERVING GOD AND

BEING THE PROPHET OF GOD,

AND HE IS WARNING THEM ABOUT

THEç)COMING INVASION OF THE

BABYLONIANS, AND FOR HIS

TROUBLE, HE GETS THROWNçç INTO

A PIT AND PEOPLE WANT TO

KILL HIM, AND THEY IGNORE

HIS WARNINGS.

ANDçç EVEN AFTER JERUSALEM IS

SACKED BY THE BABYLONIANS,

HE IS STILL AND THE LAND AND

HE GIVESçç PEOPLE YET ANOTHER

PROPHECY, DON'T GO DOWN TO

EGYPT, GODçç WANTS US TO STAY

HERE IN THE LAND, AND HE

GETS DRAGGED OFF TO EGYPT

AGAINST HISç WIMé.

YOU LOOK AT THE STORIES OF

THE GREAT PROPHETS AND THE

APOSTLES, AND IT'S NOTçç SOME

DREAM LIFE THAT THEY'RE

HAVING. THEY'RE GOING

THROUGH PERSECUTION.

THEY'RE GOING THROUGHçç

TROUBLE.

AND THAT'S A PROMISE THAT WE

HAVE FROM JESUS.

NOW, SPECIFICALLY WHAT'Sçç

GOING ON, IF YOU'RE

CONCERNED ABOUT OUR CURRENT

GOVERNMENT, HERE IS ONEçç OF

THE CURSES THAT WAS PUT ON

ISRAEL RIGHT BEFORE THEçç

BABYLONIANS INVADED.

YOU FIND IT IN ISAIAHçç 3: 4:

"I WILL GIVE CHILDREN TO BEçç

THEIR PRINCES AND BABES WILL

RULE OVER THEM."

THAT'S ONE OF THEçç

CONSEQUENCES WHEN A LAND

GETS TURNED OVER TO SIN.

AND RIGHT BEFORE THAT VERSE-çç

THERE IS ALL KINDS OF TALK

ABOUT THE AMOUNT OF ADULTERY

AND MURDERçç GOING ON IN

ISRAEL.

AND GOD SAYS, AS A RESWl(ç OF

THIS, I WILL GIVE BABES TO

RULE OVER YOU.

AND WHEN YOU LOOK AT SOME OF

THEçç CHILDISH BEHAVIOR, THE

NAME CALLING THAT IS GOING

ON, Içç REFUSE TO NEGOTIATE

WITH YOU, AND THEçç ULTIMATUMS

BACK AND FORTH, IS AMAZING

THAT WE HAVE A GOVERNMENT

THAT IS WILLINGçç TO NEGOTIATE

WITH FRANCE BUT WE CAN'T

NEGOTIATE WITH ONE ANOTHER.

SO WE'RE UNDER THIT!KINç OF

RULE.

THERE IS AN ADAGE FOR EVERY

DEMOCRACY.

YOU GET THE GOVERNMENTçç YOU

DESERVE.

SO THAT -- WE ELECTED THESE

GUYS.

YOU)GETç THE GOVERNMENT YOU

DESERVE.

AND I WOULD ENCOURAGE ALL OF

US, IT'SçTIME FOR US TO

PRAY.

AND EVEN MORE THAN PRAYER,

IT IS TIME FOR USçç TO REPENT

AND TO TURN ONCE AGAIN.

BECAUSE WITHOUT GOD,

IS NO HOPE FOR US.

WE'VE GOT TIME FOR ONE

MORE.

Terry:çç "HOW DOES ONE

LOVE GOD AS A FATHER WHEN

ONE'S FATHER GROSSLY BROKEç TRUST.T

WHEN I NEED HELP, I GO TO

JESUS.

MOSTLY I FEEL GOD HASçç GIVEN

ME TOO MUCH BURDEN TO BEAR.

I CAN'T HEAR, FEEL, OR SEEçç

MY GOD."

THAT'S SHERRY.çç

Gordon: SHERRY, I'M

SORRY OF WHAT HAPPENED WITH

YOUR DAD.

LOOKçç AT JOHN 3: 60: "FOR GOD

SO LOVED THE WORLD THAT HEA&C @"Cú

GAVE HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN

SON."çç

THE REASON JESUS IS THERE IS

BECAUSE GOD LOVES YOU.

LET THAT CHANGE YOUR HEART.

WE LEAVE YOU WITH THESE!f5 E-WORDS FROM JOB:"HE PERFORMS

COUNTLESS MIRACLES."

GOD BLESS YOU.

WE'LLSEE YOU NEXT WEEK.

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