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The 700 Club - July 11, 2014

Pat Murdock will discuss the Issachar Initiative and its work to help complete the Great Commission. Plus, Monique suffered a brain trauma which left her and her unborn baby on life support. Read Transcript


Gordon: ATTACKED...

THERE IS A BETTER WAY,

USING MOBILE

TECHNOLOGYMENT.

AND NOT EVERYONE IS

HAPPY.

THE UBER BATTLE THAT COULD

CHANGE THE CITY'S STREETS.

PLUS...

THAT WAS MY LAST MEMORY.

Gordon: SIX MONTHS

PREGNANT AND BLEEDING IN HER

BRAIN.

WE DIDN'T THINK SHE WAS

GOING TO MAKE IT.

Gordon: ONE PATIENT

GETS A MYSTERIOUS VISIT AND

A DOUBLE MIRACLE.

SHE KNEW WITHOUT A DOUBT

THAT IT WAS GOD.

*

Gordon: WELL, WELCOME

TO "700 CLUB INTERACTIVE."

ISRAEL IS KEEPING UP ITS

ATTACKS ON HAMAS.

AND THOSE AIR STRIKES MAY

ALSO BE SENDING A MESSAGE TO

A BIGGER ENEMY, IRAN.

Wendy: AND DESPITE

HAMAS' MASSIVE ROCKET

ATTACKS ON ISRAEL'S, THEY'VE

BEEN FINDING PROTECTION

UNDER THE ANTI-MISSILE

SYSTEM CALLED IRON DOME.

CHRIS MANAGE MICCHRIS

MITCHELL BRINGS US THAT

STORY.

Reporter: ISRAEL

ENTERED THE FOURTH DAY BY

STRIKING MORE HAMAS TARGETS

IN GAZA.

BENJAMIN NETANYAHU WARNED,

THE OPERATION TO RID HAMAS

OF ITS ABILITY TO FIRE

ROCKETS MAY TAKE A LONG

TIME.

BUT SOME ANALYSTS BELIEVE

ISRAEL'S CAMPAIGN ALSO SENDS

A SIGNAL TO IRAN.

WHILE WESTERN LEADERS MIGHT

BE WILLING TO TOLERATE A

NUCLEAR IRAN, ISRAEL KNOWS

IRAN WITH NUCLEAR WEAPONS

POSSESS A THREAT TO THE

JEWISH STATE.

THE IDEA OF MASSIVE AIR

CAMPAIGN MAY BE SHOWING IRON

IT IS CAPABLE OF MOUNTING

THE LARGE-SCALE AIR CAMPAIGN

NECESSARY TO DESTROY IRAN'S

NUCLEAR INFRASTRUCTURE.

BUT FOR NOW, ISRAELIS HAVE

BEEN RUNNING TO BOMB

SHELTERS THROUGHOUT ISRAEL,

INCLUDING JERUSALEM.

LUCKILY, THE IDEA OF THE

IRON DOME INTERCEPTING THE

ROCKETS ON ROOF TOOK OUT THE

THREAT.

Reporter: THIS IRON

DOME ANTI-MISSILE BATTERY

THROUGH ASHKELON AND

THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY ARE

ISRAEL'S FIRST LINE OF

DEFENSE.

WITHOUT THIS SUCCESS, IT IS

LIKELY DOZENS OF ROCKETS

WOULD HAVE BEEN FALLING ON

ISRAEL CITIES AND TOWNS.

IT MAKES ISRAELIS FEEL

SAFE.

IT REALLY CHANGED THE

FEELING OF THE PEOPLE.

Reporter: BUT INSIDE

GAZA, HAMAS SEEMS TO BE

PUTTING THEIR OWN CITIZENS

INTO HARM'S WAY.

THEY INSTRUCTED THEIR PEOPLE

TO IGNORE I.D. F. PHONE

CALLS.

THE PHONE CALLS ARE ISRAEL'S

WAY TO PROTECT THE PEOPLE OF

GAZA, SO THEY CAN GET OUT OF

HARM'S WAY BEFORE A BUILDING

IS ABOUT TO BE TARGETED.

ISRAEL CALLS IT THE KNOCK ON

THE DOOR.

RON PROSOR EXPLAINED THE

DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ISRAELI

ACTIONS AND HAMAS' TACTICS.

ISRAEL IS USING PRECISION

STRIKES TO AVOID HARMING

CIVILIANS.

BUT HAMAS IS EXPLOITING OUR

CONCERN FOR HUMAN LIFE BY

HIDING IN PALESTINIAN HOMES,

SCHOOLS, AND MOSQUES, AND

USING A PALESTINIAN HOSPITAL

AS THE HEADQUARTERS.

Reporter: HAMAS ALSO

CALLS ON PALESTINIANS TO

GATHER ON TOP OF BUILDING

ABOUT TO BE TARGETED SO

ISRAEL WON'T HIT THAT

TARGET.

THIS VIDEO SHOWS THEY DIDN'T

HIT THE BUILDING BECAUSE OF

THE PEOPLE.

SO FAR HAMAS HAS FIRED

NEARLY 600 ROCKETS INTO

ISRAEL, AND NOW MILLIONS

MORE ISRAELIS ARE IN RANGE

THAN EVER BEFORE.

ONE WAY ISRAELIS HAVE

BEGUN DEALING WITH THE

SITUATION IS BY INSTALLING A

FREE APP ON THEIR

SMARTPHONES CALLED "RED

ALERT."

IT TELLS IN REALTIME WHERE A

ROCKET IS HEADING SO THEY

CAN GET OUT OF HARM'S WAY.

AND CHRISTIANS AROUND THE

WORLD HAVE BEGUN USING IT,

SO WHEN THEY HEAR SOUNDS

LIKE THIS...

[SIRENS]

OR LIKE THIS, THEY CAN

PRAY FOR THOSE IN HARM'S WAY

AND PRAY FOR THE OVERALL

SITUATION.

CHRIS MITCHELL, TEL AVIV.

Gordon: THAT'S AN

INTERESTING APP YOU CAN GET

IF YOU'RE INTERESTED IN THE

PEACE OF JERUSALEM AND

PRAYING WHEN THEY'RE UNDER

ATTACK.

WENDY, YOU'VE BEEN THERE.

YOU KNOW WHAT IT IS LIKE TO

HEAR THAT SIREN GO OFF.

Wendy: I WAS THERE IN

2006, AND YOUR DAD WAS

THERE, FOR THE WAR ON THE

BORDER OF LEBANON, AND THAT

IS THE EARRIEST SOUND YOU

CAN IMAGINE.

YOU RUN FOR THE NEAREST

SHELTER OR OVERHANG YOU CAN

GET UNDER.

I REMEMBER SEEING THIS

6-YEAR-OLD BOY HUDDLED, WE

WERE HUDDLED UNDER THE

SHELTER, AND LOOKING SO

AFRAID.

THERE IS NO WORDS TO

DESCRIBE IT.

Gordon: IMAGINE, IF YOU

WILL, YOU LIVE IN THE UNITED

STATES, AND SAY ON OUR

BORDER WITH MEXICO OUR

BORDER WITH CANADA, WE HAD

CITIES UNDER ROCKET FIRE AND

IT WAS CONSTANT.

IMAGINE 600 ROCKETS GOING

INTO SAN ANTONIO, WHAT WOULD

OUR RESPONSE BE?

WHAT WOULD WE DO?

WHEN YOU ANALYZE IT FROM

THAT STANDPOINT, YOU

CERTAINLY SEE WHAT THE

ISRAELIS ARE TRYING TO DO.

IN OTHER NEWS, THE CHRISTIAN

MOTHER WHO FACED A DEATH

SENTENCE FOR BLASPHEMY IS

STILL NOT OUT OF SUDAN.

JOHN JESSUP HAS MORE ON THAT

STORY FROM OUR CBN NEWS

BUREAU IN WASHINGTON.

JOHN?

Reporter: GORDON, JUST

DAYS AFTER MERIAM IBRAHIM

WAS RELEASED FROM A SUDANESE

PRISON, SHE AND HER FAMILY

ARE STILL STUCK IN SUDAN,

TRYING DESPERATELY TO GET

OUT AND COME TO THE UNITED

STATES.

GEORGE THOMAS HAS MORE ON

WHAT IS TAKING SO LONG.

George: 11 DAYS AFTER

BEING FREED FROM PRISON, WHY

IS MERIAM IBRAHIM, HER

HUSBAND AND TWO CHILDREN

STILL STUCK IN A CORNER OF

THE U.S. EMBASSY IN KARTOUM,

SUDAN.

TINA RAMALLAH IS WITH "HARD

WIRE," AND THEY HAVE CONTACT

WITH IBRAHIM'S CASE.

THE CHARGES WERE

DISMISSED.

IT IS A GOOD QUESTION.

SHE WAS AT THE AIRPORT.

SHE IS SHOULD HAVE BEEN ABLE

TO GO.

George: ON JUNE 30th,

THE CHRISTIAN MOTHER WAS

RELEASED AFTER SPENDING

EIGHT MONTHS IN A WOMEN'S

PRISON.

SHE WAS SENTENCED TO DEATH

AND 100 LASHES FOR MARRYING

A CHRISTIAN MAN.

THE COURT WANTED HER TO

CONVERT TO ISLAM.

A DAY AFTER HER RELEASE, SHE

AND HER FAMILY TRIED TO

LEAVE FOR THE UNITED STATES

BUT WERE ARRESTED AT THE

AIRPORT, ACCUSED OF USING

FALSE PAPERS TO MAKE THE

TRIP.

AND SO SHE WAS TRAVELLING

OUTSIDE THE COUNTRY ON THOSE

DOCUMENTS, AND THE CITY'S

GOVERNMENT DIDN'T RECOGNIZE

THEM.

SO THEY CHARGED HER WITH

FALSIFYING DOCUMENTS.

George: THE U.S. STATE

DEPARTMENT SAYS IT IS

WORKING ON GETTING HER AND

HER FAMILY OF THE COUNTRY.

WE ARE WORKING FOR HER

SWIFT DEPARTURE FROM SUDAN.

George: BUT IN AN

EARLIER INTERVIEW WITH CBN

NEWS, RAMEREZ SAYS THE STATE

DEPARTMENT SHOULD HAVE DONE

A LOT SOONER WITH THIS

CASE.

DANIEL HAS BEEN

PETITIONING FOR HIS WIFE TO

COME HERE FOR THREE YEARS.

FOR THIS TO HAVE GONE ON FOR

THREE YEARS, TO THE POINT

WHERE HER FAMILY WAS ABLE TO

BRING A CASE AGAINST HER

THAT PUT HER IN PRISON, IT

SHOWS AN EXTREME AMOUNT OF

NEGLIGENCE ON THE PART OF

THE AMERICAN EMBASSY IN

KHARTOUM.

Reporter: DURING HER

IMPRISONMENT, SHE GAVE BIRTH

TO A DAUGHTER, WHILE HER

LEGS WERE SHACKLED.

HER DOCTORS HAD ADVISED

THE PRISON OFFICIALS TO LET

HER GO AND DELIVER AT THE

HOSPITAL, AND THEY DIDN'T

ALLOW HER TO.

SO SHE ACTUALLY WAS CHAINED

ON BOTH LEGS AND WAS NOT

ABLE TO GIVE BIRTH IN THE

RIGHT MANNER.

George: THIS ISN'T JUST

ABOUT RESCUING IBRAHIM.

IT IS ALSO ABOUT DRAWING

ATTENTION TO SUDAN'S HARSH

APOSTASY LAW.

THERE ARE OTHER

CHRISTIANS THAT ARE BEING

PERSECUTED, UNDER THE MUSLIM

LAW, THAT SAYS IF YOU'RE A

MUSLIM AND YOU CHANGE YOUR

FAITH, YOU CAN PUT TO

DEATH.

WE WANT TO CHANGE THAT LAW.

HERE AT HOME, THE FEDERAL

JUDGE HAS INSTRUCTED THE

I.R.S. TO EXPLAIN HOW IT

LOST A BUNCH OF E-MAILS

REGARDING THE TEA PARTY AND

OTHER GROUPS.

HE IS ALSO APPOINTING A

FEDERAL MAGISTRATE TO SEE IF

THE LOST E-MAILS CAN BE

RECOVERED FROM OTHER

SOURCES.

THE I.R.S. BLAMES THE LOSS

ON A COMPUTER CRASH,

BELONGING TO LOIS LERNER.

AND CRITICS HAVE BEEN

SKEPTICAL ABOUT THE

DISAPPEARANCE ABOUT

IMPORTANT INFORMATION IN THE

INVESTIGATION.

SECRETARY OF HOMELAND

SECURITY JAY JOHNSON SAYS

THE AGEN AGENCY RESPONSIBLE

FOR REMOVING ILLEGAL

IMMIGRANTS COULD RUN OUT OF

MONEY BY MID-AUGUST.

HE IS REQUESTING FROM THE

GOVERNMENT NEARLY

$4 MILLION.

THE WHITE HOUSE SAYS HALF OF

THE MONEY WOULD BE USED TO

CARE FOR THE MINORS, AND

MOST OF THE REMAINING MONEY

WILL BE USED FOR BEEFING UP

SECURITY.

REPUBLICANS REMAIN

UNCONVINCED.

I HAVE NO CONFIDENCE THAT

POURING MILLIONS OF DOLLARS

INTO OUR CURRENT IMMIGRATION

SYSTEM WILL SOLVE THE

CRIES.

I THINK WE HAVE TO GET

SERIOUS ABOUT ENFORCING OUR

CURRENT LAWS AND PROTECTING

OUR BORDER IF WE'RE EVER TO

GET DIFFERENT RESULTS.

Reporter: REPUBLICANS

WANT A QUICKER DEPORTATION

PROCESS FOR THE CHILDREN.

THIS SUNDAY SOCCER FANS

AROUND THE WORLD WILL BE

GLUED TO THEIR TVs WHEN

GERMANY AND ARGENTINA BATTLE

IT OUT.

THROUGHOUT THE TOURNAMENT,

THOUGH, CHRISTIANS HAVE BEEN

SPREADING A MESSAGE OF GOD

AND LOVE, INCLUDING ONE U.S.

SOCCER TEAM THAT CAME TO THE

BRAZILIAN TOWN TO PUT ON A

SHOW OF THEIR OWNS.

Reporter: THE LADY TEAM

FROM BAPTIST UNIVERSITY

ARRIVED IN NEPAL FOR A

SERIES OF FRIENDLY MATCHES

WITH LOCAL BRAZILIAN TEAMS.

THEY CAME WITH A UNIQUE TOOL

FOR SHARING GOD'S LOVE.

THESE BRIGHTLY COLORED

SOCCER BALLS.

IT HAS ALL OF THE

DIFFERENT COLORS.

WE EXPLAIN THAT JESUS IS THE

SON OF GOD.

Reporter: DURING THEIR

BRIEF STAY IN NORTHERN

BRAZIL, THE TEAM REPORTED

THAT 18 PEOPLE ACCEPTED

CHRIST, AND 22 OTHERS SHOWED

AN INTEREST IN HOSTING HOME

BIBLE STUDIES.

THOUSANDS OF BAPTIST

CHURCHES PARTICIPATED IN

OUTREACH EVENTS DURING THE

CUP.

THEY EVEN USED A SMALL

DRONE, WIRELESS HOT SPOTS,

AND FREE MICROCHIPS FOR CELL

PHONES TO SHARE VIDEOS AND

MESSAGES WITH THOSE

ATTENDING THE GAMES.

HEATHER CELLS, CBN NEWS.

COULD YOU GIVE UP

Facebook FOR 99 DAYS?

A NON-PROFIT GROUP IN THE

NETHERLANDS CALLED "JUST" IS

ASKING CHRISTIANS TO DO JUST

THAT.

THEY MADE THEIR MOVE AFTER

WORD GOT OUT BY

CONTROVERSIAL Facebook

MESSAGES, WHERE IT USED IT

TO SEE HOW IT WOULD EFFECT

THEIR MOOD.

THE DUTCH GROUP DECIDED TO

DO AN EXPERIMENT OF THEIR

OWN TO SEE HOW PEOPLE WOULD

FEEL AFTER BEING OFF

Facebook FOR 99 DAYS.

THEY THINK THERE COULD BE

BENEFITS FOR USING IT.

I GAVE UP USING Facebook

FOR 45 DAYS, BUT I THINK I

COULD HAVE DONE IT FOR 99

DAYS.

GORDON, WHAT ABOUT YOU?

Gordon: I JUST GOT BACK

FROM ASSIGNMENT AND GAVE IT

UP, AND, FRANKLY, I DIDN'T

MISS IT.

Wendy: I WENT ON

VACATION AND GAVE IT UP FOR

TWO DAYS, AND I COULDN'T

RESIST.

I HAD TO GET BACK ON.

I LOVE IT WHEN YOU HAVE A

PRAYER NEED, AND YOU CAN PUT

IT ON Facebook, AND AT

LEAST HALF OF THEM ARE

PRAYING FOR YOU.

I LOVE THAT USE OF

Facebook FOR PRAYER.

Gordon: WHAT DO YOU

THINK ABOUT Facebook

PERFORMING SOCIAL

EXPERIMENTS ON USERS TO

DETERMINE THEIR EMOTIONAL

STATES?

Wendy: CREEPY.

HOW DO THEY EVEN FIND OUT

WHAT YOUR MOOD IS?

I DON'T NOP KNOW HOW THAT

WORKS.

Gordon: IT IS YOUR

BEHAVIORAL RESPONSE.

ARE YOU MORE LIKELY TO POST

A POSITIVE OR NEGATIVE

MESSAGE AFTER RECEIVING

POSITIVE OR NEGATIVE NEWS

FEEDS?

Wendy: GOT IT.

I CAN UNDERSTAND WHY THEY

WANT TO DO IT, BUT I THINK

IT IS A LITTLE CREEPY.

Gordon: HUMAN

EXPERIMENTATION ON

Facebook.

LET'S ALL GO ON A 99 DAY

FAST.

Wendy: THEY'RE FASTER,

MORE EFFICIENT AND MORE

AFFORDABLE, SO WHY DOES THE

GOVERNMENT WANT TO SHUT THEM

DOWN?

TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION

IS NOT THE SAME AS BREAKING

THE LAW.

WE LIKE A LEVEL PLAYING

FIELD.

Wendy: WE'LL HEAR FROM

BOTH SIDES OF THIS UBER

DEBATE, NEXT.

Gordon: TECHNOLOGY IS

OBVIOUSLY CHANGING OUR LIVES

AND OUR BUSINESSES, AND NOW

IT COULD CHANGE SOME OF OUR

LAWS.

SOME RAPIDLY GROWING TECH

COMPANIES ARE BY PASSING

REGULATIONS THEY CONSIDER

OLD AND OUTDATED.

AND THAT HAS SOME LAWMAKERS

AND ESTABLISHED FIRMS

PUSHING BACK.

CAITLIN BURKE HAS THAT

STORY.

Reporter: IN MAJOR

CITIES ACROSS THE COUNTRY, A

POPULAR ALTERNATIVE TO THE

TRADITIONAL TAXICAB IS ON

THE MOVE.

IT IS CALLED UBER.

UBER CONNECTS PASSENGERS TO

DRIVERS THROUGH A SMARTPHONE

APP.

IT TYPICALLY CHEAPER AND

MORE CONVENIENT THAN A

TAXI.

SENDING THE CARS DIRECTLY TO

THE COSTUMERS.

PEOPLE HAVE BEEN

DISSATISFIED WITH THE STATUS

QUO, AND A COMPANY COMES

ALONG AND SAYS THERE IS A

BEBETTER WAY, USING MOBILE

TECHNOLOGY.

AND AS LONG AS IT IS EASY

AND AFFORDABLE, I THINK IT

IS A GIANT IMPROVEMENT OVER

THE STATUS QUO, AND PEOPLE

ARE SAYING, THIS IS BETTER

THAN WHAT I PREVIOUSLY HAD.

Reporter: UBER

CURRENTLY OPERATES IN 128

CITIES WORLDWIDE.

AND ITS CURRENT VALUE STANDS

AT $17 BILLION.

BUT AS UBER GROWS, LEGAL

CHALLENGES ARE EXPANDING

WITH IT.

THE BIGGEST PROBLEM IS A

LOT OF THE REGULATIONS THAT

ARE ON THE BOOKS HAVE BEEN

WRITTEN AT A TIME WHEN

SMARTPHONES EITHER DIDN'T

EXIST OR CERTAINLY WEREN'T

UBIQUITOUS IN THE SAME

CAPACITY.

WHEN A NEW TECHNOLOGY COMES

ALONG, THAT'S WHEN LAWMAKERS

AND POLICY-MAKERS HAVE TO

ADAPT.

Reporter: TAXICAB

COMPANIES ARGUE IT IS UBER

THAT HAS TO ADJUST.

THEY SAY THAT UBER WANTS TO

OPERATE IN A SPECIFIC STATE,

IT NEEDS TO FOLLOW THE

ESTABLISHED LAW.

THESE LAWS HAVE BEEN ON

THE BOOKS FOR DECADES.

THEY ARE LAWS THAT ALL

TRANSPORTATION COMPANIES

ADHERE TO IN ORDER TO BE

COMMON CARRIERS IN THE STATE

OF VIRGINIA.

THERE ARE OTHER APP

COMPANIES OPERATING IN THE

STATE OF VIRGINIA TODAY,

OPERATING UNDER THE CURRENT

RULES AND REGULATIONS.

THEY'RE AFFILIATED WITH

TAXICAB FLEETS THAT ARE

PROPERLY LICENSED, PROPERLY

INSURED.

THE DRIVERS HAVE PROPER

BACKGROUND CHECKS.

AND THE FACT THAT UBER IS

NOT ADHERING TO THOSE RULES

AND LAWS IS SIMPLY AN

IMMORAL BUSINESS PRACTICE.

Reporter: STILL,

DESPITE COURT ORDERS,

INJUNCTIONS, AND EVEN

IMPOUNDED CARS, UBER

CONTINUES TO OPERATE.

SUPPORTED BY CONSUMERS HAPPY

FOR FREEDOM OF CHOICE.

WHY WOULD YOU CHOOSE UBER

OVER A TAXI?

BECAUSE YOU CAN SEE WHERE

THEY ARE ON YOUR PHONE, AND

YOU CAN PREDICT WHEN THEY

WILL ACTUALLY END UP COMING

OR SHOWING UP.

SO IT'S JUST BETTER THAT

WAY.

YOU'LL HAVE MORE OF A

CONVERSATION BECAUSE I CATCH

TAXIS A LOT, AND YOU DON'T

REALLY TALK WITH THE GUY WHO

IS DRIVING.

IT WORKS FASTER.

YOU PHONE AND IT COMES

REALLY QUICKLY, AND YOU'VE

GOT A CAB, INSTEAD OF TRYING

TO HAIL ONE DOWN.

Reporter: THE POWER OF

PUBLIC OPINION IS FORCING

REGULATORS TO LOOK SERIOUSLY

AT THE LAW.

TAXICAB COMPANIES SAY

THEY'RE AWARE THAT

TECHNOLOGY IS CHANGING THE

GAME, AND THEY'RE CHANGING

WITH IT.

APPS ARE NOTHING KNEW.

OUR APP, CALLED APPACAB IS

BASICALLY THE SAME FORMAT OF

WHAT UBER HAS.

THAT'S THE BENEFIT OF A

MARKET ECO-SYSTEM.

YOU CAN HAVE COMPETITION

THAT RAISES THE BAR OF

QUALITY, PROVIDES CONSUMERS

CHOICE, AND PROVIDES DRIVERS

GREAT ECONOMIC

OPPORTUNITIES.

Reporter: FRANK ABALINA

SAYS IT IS NOT COMPETITION

BOTHERING CAB COMPANIES.

THEY SIMPLY WANT COMPANIES

LIKE UBER TO PLAY BY THE

RULES.

WE'D LIKE A LEVEL PLAYING

FIELD.

UBER AND COMPANIES LIKE THAT

HAVE DRIVERS, THEY PICK UP

PASSENGERS, THEY CHARGE

PASSENGERS, AND THEY PAY

THEIR DRIVERS.

IF THAT'S NOT A TAXI

COMPANY, I DON'T KNOW WHAT

IS.

IF YOU CALL WITH A

TRADITIONAL TELEPHONE TO

ORDER A CAB, THEN YOU NEED

TO BE REGULATED.

BUT IF YOU'RE USING AN APP

TO ORDER A CAB, THEN YOU

DON'T HAVE TO BE REGULATED.

Reporter: AUTHOR AND

ECONOMIST KEVIN FREEMAN SAYS

ALL OF THIS ANGER IS

MISDIRECTED.

I CAN UNDERSTAND IT.

IF I HAD A CAB IN NEW YORK

CITY AND I PAID OVER A

MILLION DOLLARS FOR A TAXI

MEDALLON, AND SOMEONE WAS

ABLE TO SHARE A CAB WITH

UBER, I WOULD BE UPSET.

BUT THEY SHOULD BE UPSET

THEY HAVE TO PAY A MILLION

DOLLARS FOR A BUSINESS

LICENSE PERMISSION TO DRIVE

A CAB IN NEW YORK.

IF THEY DIDN'T HAVE TO PAY

THE MILLION DOLLARS, I'M

SURE THEY COULD COMPETE VERY

EFFECTIVELY.

Reporter: IN THE END,

IT IS LIKELY THAT SOME LAWS

WILL BE ADJUSTED, AND UBER

WILL WORK WITH THE CITY THAT

OPERATES IT.

BUT FOR NOW, THE BATTLE

CONTINUES.

TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION

IS NOT THE SAME AS BREAKING

THE LAW.

WE HAVE NO PLANS TO SLOW

DOWN.

Reporter: CAITLIN

BURKE, CBN NEWS, SAN

FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA.

Gordon: AND I'LL ADD,

TECHNOLOGY HAS NO PLANS OF

SLOWING DOWN, AS WE ALL

ADAPT TO THESE MOBILE

DEVICES.

THE DISRUPTIVE NATURE OF

THEM, TO CHANGE LONG

ESTABLISHED BUSINESSES,

WHETHER IT IS RETAIL

SHOPPING, ALL THE

PROLIFERATION OF APPS, THE

ABILITY TO PRICE COMPARE --

ALL OF THESE THINGS ARE

CHANGING OUR ECONOMY VERY

RAPIDLY.

I'M PRETTY SURE OUR LAWS ARE

NOT GOING TO KEEP UP WITH

THAT CHANGE.

SO WE'RE GOING TO SEE MORE

STORIES LIKE THIS GOING

FORWARD.

WENDY?

Wendy: TWO LIVES ARE AT

STAKE AFTER A MOM TO BE

WAKES UP IN EXCRUCIATING

PAIN.

THEY REALLY GAVE HER VERY

LITTLE CHANCE, VERY LITTLE

CHANCE OF SURVIVING.

THREE DAYS OF BRAIN-DEAD.

NO BRAIN WAVE ACTIVITY.

NOTHING REGISTERED AT ALL.

Wendy: AND DOCTORS

CAN'T EXPLAIN WHAT HAPPENS

NEXT.

SEE FOR YOURSELF WHEN WE

COME BACK.

Wendy: MONIQUE GREY

STARTED GETTING HEADACHES AS

A COLLEGE STUDENT, AND SHE

HAD THEM PRETTY MUCH EVERY

DAY FOR THE FEX FIV NEXT

FIVE YEARS.

THEY ONLY STOPPED WHEN SHE

GOT PREGNANT.

ONE NIGHT AS SHE WAS NEARING

HER THIRD TRIMESTER, THEY

CAME BACK WITH A

VENGEANCEMENT.

> VENGEANCE.

I GOT HOME 12, 1:00, AND

WENT TO BED.

THAT WAS MY LAST MEMORY.

Reporter: ON

FEBRUARY 20th, 1993,

MONIQUE GREY ARRIVED IN THE

E.R. AT QEE QUEEN OF THE

VALLEY HOSPITAL IN

CALIFORNIA.

SHE WAS UNCONSCIOUS, AND HER

PUPILS WERE FIXED AND

DILATED.

PARAMEDICS REPORTED SHE HAD

THROWN UP AND WAS

COMPLAINING OF A HEADACHE.

SHE WAS ALSO SIX MONTHS

PREGNANT.

RETIRED CRITICAL CARE NURSE,

BARBARA HAMM.

I HAVE TO TELL YOU, WE

DIDN'T THINK SHE WAS GOING

TO MAKE IT.

Reporter: MONIQUE WAS

PUT ON LIFE SUPPORT.

CAT SCANS REVEALED SHE HAD A

CEREBRAL HEMORRHAGE, AND

DOCTORS BELIEVED THE BRAIN

DAMAGE WOULD BE SEVERE.

SO THEY SHIFTED THEIR FOCUS

TO SAVING MONIQUE'S UNBORN

CHILD.

THEY WANTED TO KEEP THE

BABY ALIVE.

AND, OF COURSE, HER, TOO,

BUT THERE WERE TWO LIVES

HERE.

Reporter: NURSE HAMM

BELIEVED MONIQUE AND THE

BABY HAD ONLY ONE HOPE,

PRAYER.

THE MINUTE I STARTED

TAKING CARE OF HER, I KNEW I

HAD TO PRAY FOR HER.

AND I PRAYED EVERY DAY.

IT WAS ALMOST LIKE A PRAYER

WAS GOING THROUGH MY MIND

ALL OF THE TIME I TOOK CARE

OF HER.

I FELT THIS COMPELLING NEED

TO PRAY FOR HER ALL THE

TIME.

Reporter: THREE DAYS

LATER, TWO NUNS WHO WORKED

AT THE HOSPITAL CAME TO

MONIQUE'S BEDSIDE AND PRAYED

FOR HER.

ONE OF THE NUNS LATER TOLD

MONIQUE WHAT HAPPENED THAT

DAY.

SHE SAID AFTER THEY

PRAYED, A PRESENCE ENTERED

THE ROOM.

AND SHE KNEW WITHOUT A DOUBT

IT WAS GOD.

SHE DESCRIBED IT TO ME AS IT

JUST FELT LIKE ULTIMATE LOVE

JUST CAME INTO THE ROOM.

AS SOON AS SHE REGISTERED

THAT HE WAS THERE, A VOICE

SAID TO HER IN HER HEAD,

DON'T WORRY, NICKI IS GOING

TO BE OKAY.

NICKI IS MY FAMILY

NICKNAME.

AND AS SOON AS SHE HEARD

THAT I WAS GOING TO BE OKAY,

SHE SAID, I SAT UP, I LOOKED

AT THEM, AND I SAID, I'M

REAL THIRSTY, CAN I HAVE

SOME WATER, PLEASE?

THAT WAS AFTER THREE DAYS OF

BRAIN-DEAD, NO BRAIN WAVE

ACTIVITY.

NOTHING REGISTERED AT ALL.

I WAS JUST ELATED, FOR

ONE THING, AND SURPRISED.

BECAUSE THEY REALLY GAVE HER

VERY LITTLE CHANCE, VERY

LITTLE CHANCE OF SURVIVING.

Reporter: WITHIN A

MATTER OF DAYS, MONIQUE WAS

TAKEN OFF LIFE SUPPORT, AND

CAT SCANS SHOWED NORMAL

BRAIN FUNCTION.

THE STAFF WAS ASTOUNDED.

SHE BECAME STABLE ENOUGH

TO BE TRANSFERRED OUT.

AND THAT WAS A MIRACLE.

Reporter: THREE MONTHS

LATER, MONIQUE GAVE BIRTH TO

A HEALTHY BABY GIRL.

SHE NAMED HER CASSANDRA.

WHILE DOCTORS WERE BAFFLED,

NURSE HAMM KNEW EXACTLY WHAT

HAPPENED.

WE HEARD THAT SHE HAD

DELIVERED THE BABY, AND IT

WAS A MIRACLE.

I HAVE TO SAY THAT, IT JUST

REALLY WAS.

Reporter: TODAY

CASSANDRA IS 21 YEARS OLD.

SHE SURVIVED ALL OF THIS,

ALL OF THAT MEDICATION.

ALL OF THAT, WITH ABSOLUTELY

NO NEUROLOGICAL DEFICITS.

NO MEDICATION IN HER SYSTEM,

WHICH IS ANOTHER MIRACLE IN

AND OF ITSELF.

Reporter: MONIQUE SAYS

SHE DOESN'T FULLY UNDERSTAND

WHY GOD PERFORMED THIS

MIRACLE IN HER LIFE, BUT SHE

HAS COME TO A CONCLUSION.

I MAY NEVER REALLY KNOW

THE ANSWER, BUT THE BEST

THING I CAN DO WITH THE GIFT

I HAVE BEEN GIVEN IS LIVE MY

LIFE IN THE BEST POSSIBLE

WAY THAT I CAN AND SHARE MY

STORY, BECAUSE MAYBE THAT'S

WHAT IT IS REALLY ABOUT.

Reporter: SHE IS ALSO

CONFIDENT SHE KNOWS THE

AUTHOR OF HER STORY.

I SNOW WITHOUT A SHADOW

OF A DOUBT THAT GOD EXISTS.

THE ONLY REASON I'M HERE

TODAY, AT THE CAPACITY I'M

HERE, IS BECAUSE OF HIM AND

HIS GRACE.

Wendy: THANKS.

THAT'S AN INCREDIBLE STORY.

AND WHAT GOD DID FOR HER, HE

WANTS TO DO FOR YOU.

LANA OF ADAMSVILLE COLLAPSED

AFTER HAVING A SEIZURE.

SHE STOPPED BREATHING ON THE

WAY TO THE HOSPITAL.

THEY WERE ABLE TO REVIVE

HER.

AND SHE LIVED IN FEAR OF

HAVING ANOTHER SEIZURE.

ONE DAY SHE WAS WATCHING

"THE 700 CLUB," AND GORDON,

YOU SAID, "FOR THE ONE

FEARING SEIZURES, GOD WANTS

THAT FEAR TO GO AWAY FROM

YOU."

AND SHE HAS NOT HAD FEARS

SINCE.

Gordon: WE HAVE ANOTHER

ONE.

AFTER CONFIRMATION FROM HER

CARDIOLOGIST, SHE CALLED

"THE 700 CLUB" FOR PRAYER.

TWO WEEKS LATER, SHE WENT TO

THE CAR CARDIOLOGIST, AND

IT SHOWED THAT THE HEART

MURMUR DISAPPEARED.

ONE OF THE KEYS TO ANY

ANSWERED PRAYER IS TO

BELIEVE THAT GOD EXISTS, AND

HE IS A REWARDER OF THOSE

WHO DILIGENTLY SEEK HIM.

NOW, FOR THAT WONDERFUL

STORY WE JUST SAW, THE

FAMILY HAD GIVEN UP.

THE DOCTORS HAD GIVEN UP.

BUT TWO NUNS CAME TO THAT

HOSPITAL BED WHO KNEW THAT

GOD EXISTS, WHO KNEW THAT

GOD PERFORMS MIRACLES.

AND WHEN THEY PRAYED, A

PRESENCE OF PURE LOVE SHOWED

UP IN THAT ROOM.

AND A MIRACLE BEYOND

DESCRIPTION HAPPENED.

ONE THAT THE DOCTORS CAN'T

EXPLAIN, THE NURSES CAN'T

EXPLAIN.

EVEN SHE CAN'T EXPLAIN IT,

WHAT HAPPENED, WHY?

WHY?

UNCONDITIONAL LOVE, THAT'S

WHY.

WHEN YOU COME TO HIM AND

KNOW THAT THERE IS NO

PRECONDITION ON ANYTHING

THAT YOU WOULD ASK FOR, HE

IS NOT LOOKING FOR YOU TO

CLEAN UP ARE OR ACT RIGHT OR

ANYTHING LIKE THAT.

HE LOVES YOU

UNCONDITIONALLY.

FOR GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD

THAT HE SENT HIS ONLY

BEGOTTEN SON.

AND THE REALLY GOOD NEWS?

HE IS STILL SENDING JESUS.

HE IS STILL SENDING THE HOLY

SPIRIT.

WHY?

BECAUSE HE LOVES YOU.

AND HE WANTS TO SAVE YOU.

HE DOESN'T WANT TO CONDEMN

YOU.

HE WANTS TO SAVE YOU.

SO WE'RE GOING TO PRAY FOR

YOU.

AND WE BELIEVE -- WENDY AND

I BELIEVE GOD EXISTS.

WE SEE THE PROOF.

THE PROOF IS IN US.

IT'S IN OUR LIVES.

WE BEAR WITNESS FOR WHAT GOD

HAS DONE, THE MIRACLES HE

HAS DONE.

AND WE KNOW HE WANTS TO DO A

MIRACLE FOR YOU.

SO WE'RE GOING TO AGREE.

AND THE BIBLE SAYS WHEN TWO

OR MORE AGREE TOUCHING

ANYTHING, IT SHALL BE DONE.

SO I WANT YOU TO ACT

SOMETHING.

I WANT YOU TO ACT YOUR

FAITH.

LAY YOUR HAND ON THAT AREA

OF THE BODY THAT NEEDS

HEALING.

IF IT IS THROUGHOUT YOUR

BODY, THEN LAY YOUR HAND ON

YOUR HEAD.

IF THERE ARE PEOPLE AROUND

YOU, COULD YOU ASK THEM,

COULD YOU COME PRAY FOR ME?

LET'S BELIEVE GOD.

LET'S GET TO THAT PLACE

WHERE UNCONDITIONAL LOVE

INVADES.

THE PRESENCE OF GOD WILL BE

ALL AROUND US.

LET'S GET TO THAT PLACE,

THAT PLACE OF MIRACLES.

LET'S GO BOLDLY TO THE

THRONE OF GRACE.

KNOWING HE WANTS TO ANSWER

OUR PRAYER.

AND LET'S JUST BELIEVE.

LET ALL OF YOUR DOUBTS FALL

AWAY.

JUST BELIEVE, AND LET'S SEE

WHAT GOD DOES.

LORD, WE JUST LIFT THE NEEDS

OF THE AUDIENCE.

AND AS PEOPLE ARE LAYING

HANDS ON THAT AREA OF THE

BODY THAT NEEDS HEALING, WE

JOIN TOGETHER WITH THEM IN

FAITH.

BELIEVING, RELYING ON YOU.

WE DON'T RELY ON ANY RITUAL

OR EVEN OUR OWN PRAYER.

WE RELY ON YOU.

AND YOUR FINISHED WORK ON

THE CROSS.

WE RELY ON YOU.

AND WE SAY TO THESE BODIES

NOW, BE HEALED AND BE MADE

WHOLE.

BY THE STRIPES OF JESUS

CHRIST, WE WERE HEALED, WE

WERE SAVED, AND WE ARE

HEALED NOW AND ARE DELIVERED

FROM ALL I INFIRMITY IN

JESUS' NAME.

SOMEONE, YOU'VE GOT A

PROBLEM IN YOUR RIGHT

SHOULDER, AND IT PREVENTS

YOU FROM LIFTING YOUR RIGHT

ARM OVER YOUR HEAD.

THERE IS PAIN THAT GOES FROM

THE SHOULDER JOINT DOWN YOUR

BACK.

AND GOD IS JUST HEALING

YOU.

HE IS DOING A WONDERFUL

MIRACLE FOR YOU.

WHAT YOU COULDN'T DO BEFORE,

YOU JUST FELT IT RELEASE.

YOU JUST FELT THAT PAIN

LEAVE YOU.

AND A WHOLE LIGHTNESS COME

INTO YOUR RIGHT ARM.

LIFT YOUR RIGHT ARM NOW AND

REALIZE GOD HAS HEALED YOU.

WENDY?

Wendy: THERE ARE

SEVERAL PEOPLE SUFFERING

WITH UPPER RESPIRATORY

INFECTIONS, AND YOU HAVE

BEEN STRUGGLING TO GET RID

OF THIS COUGH, AND GOD IS

TOUCHING YOU RIGHT NOW.

JUST RECEIVE THAT HEALING IN

JESUS' NAME.

Gordon: AND THERE IS

SOMEONE WITH A CHRONIC

ASTHMA CONDITION.

YOU'RE ALWAYS AFRAID OF AN

ATTACK.

AND THERE IS LIKE A BAND

THAT COMES OVER YOUR UPPER

LUNGS, PARTICULARLY IN YOUR

RIGHT LUNG.

GOD IS HEALING YOU AND HE IS

SETTING YOU FREE FROM THAT.

YOU ARE HEALED FROM THIS

MOMENT FORWARD.

TAKE A DEEP BREATH AND

REALIZE THAT BREATH WILL

NEVER LEAVE YOU.

THE BREATH OF GOD IS IN YOU

NOW.

JUST RECEIVE IT IN JESUS'

NAME.

Wendy: THERE IS

SOMEONE, YOU'VE BEEN TOLD

YOU HAVE CANCER, AND IT

DOESN'T LOOK GOOD.

BUT THE LORD SAYS THAT HE IS

BIGGER THAN THAT, AND HE CAN

HEAL CANCER.

SO JUST RECEIVE YOUR HEALING

RET NOW.

CANCER LEAVE IN JESUS'

NAME.

Gordon: I JUST WANT TO

TAG ON THAT, THERE IS A

BASIL CELL CARCINOMA -- I

DON'T KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS,

BUT YOU DO.

AND JUST REALIZE THAT'S FOR

YOU.

AND THAT'S YOUR HEALING

RIGHT NOW.

IN JESUS' NAME.

AMEN.

Wendy: AMEN.

Gordon: IF YOU'VE BEEN

TOUCHED BY GOD, WE WANT TO

SHARE IN YOUR GOOD REPORT.

SO GIVE US A CALL.

WE'RE HERE FOR YOU, AND

REALIZE WE BELIEVE IN

PREVAILING PRAYER.

BECAUSE SOMETIMES WE HAVE TO

PREVAIL TO GET THROUGH TO

THAT THRONE OF GRACE, WHERE

OUR DOUBTS GO AWAY.

AND IT'S ALL REPLACED WITH

HIS UNCONDITIONAL LOVE.

SO IF YOU NEED SOMEONE TO

PRAY WITH YOU, WE'RE HERE

FOR YOU.

1-800-759-0700.

WENDY?

Wendy: WELL, STILL

AHEAD, A HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR

REMEMBERS THE DAY THE WAR

ENDED.

PEOPLE RAN INTO THE

STREETS, SHOUTING, WE'RE

FREE!

WE ALL CRIED.

IT WAS INCREDIBLE.

Wendy: HEAR THE REST OF

HER AMAZING STORY WHEN WE

COME BACK.

Reporter: WELCOME BACK

TO "THE 700 CLUB."

A FORMER KENTUCKY BANK

TELLER IS SUING HER EMPLOYER

FOR ALLEGEDLY FIRING HER FOR

SAYING, "HAVE A BLESSED

DAY."

POLLY NIECE WORKED IN THE

BANK FOR MORE THAN 20

YEARS.

FOR TWO YEARS SHE TOLD

COSTUMERS TO HAVE A BLESSED

DAY.

IN 2011, THE BANK TOLD HER

SHE COULD NO LONGER SAY THE

PHRASE AND SHE WAS LATER

FIRED.

SHE IS NOW SUING THE BANK

FOR FIRING HER BECAUSE OF

HER RELIGIOUS BELIEFS.

U.S. BANK DISPUTES THAT

CLAIM, AND SAID SOME

COSTUMERS HAD COMPLAINED

ABOUT NIECE'S DPREETING,

GREETING, AND AFTER

CONTINUED WARNINGS SHE

CONTINUED TO SAY IT.

"OPERATION BLESSING" IS

PROVIDING MATERIALS FOR

REFUGEES IN BULGARIA.

THE BULGARIAN GOVERNMENT HAS

PREPARED MAKESHIFT CAMPS,

WHERE FAMILIES MUST SLEEP ON

FLOOR MATS IN CROWDED

ROOMS.

"OPERATION BLESSING" IS

WORKING WITH SEVERAL

ORGANIZATIONS, PROVIDING

BEDS, CLOTHING, AND OTHER

NECESSITIES.

ONE CAMP ALREADY HAS

INDIVIDUAL ROOMS FOR

FAMILIES, COOKING

FACILITIES, WASHROOMS, AND

EVEN CLASSROOMS FOR THE

CHILDREN.

AND MORE CAMPS ARE BEING

ADDED TO PREVENT

OVERCROWDING.

YOU CAN FIND OUT MORE ABOUT

"OPERATION BLESSING" BY

GOING TO THEIR WEBSITE AT

OB.ORG.

GORDON AND TERRY WILL BE

BACK WITH MORE OF "THE 700

CLUB" RIGHT AFTER THIS.

Gordon: THERE ARE OVER

200,000 HOLOCAUST SURVIVORS

LIVING IN ISRAEL TODAY.

MANY OF THEM STRUGGLING TO

GET BY.

SO CBN IS ON THE GROUND WITH

CBN ISRAEL, AND GIVING THEM

THE FOOD AND MEDICINE THEY

NEED.

Reporter: ELIZABETH

TISHMAN IS ONE OF ABOUT

200,000 HOLOCAUST SURVIVORS

LIVING IN ISRAEL.

SHE WAS ONLY 11 YEARS OLD

WHEN THE HORROR OF THE

HOLOCAUST BEGAN TO UNFOLD IN

HER NATIVE RUSSIA.

NAZIS FORCED HER NEIGHBORS

INTO GHETTOS.

TO AVOID CAPTURE, HER FAMILY

TOOK REFUGE IN A FRIEND'S

BASEMENT.

IN THE DARKNESS, SHE

WITNESSED TERRIBLE

TRAGEDIES.

THERE WAS A LITTLE CHILD

WITH HIS MOTHER, AND SHE

CRIED A LOT.

SHE SUFFOCATED HIM WITH HER

BARE HANDS TO KEEP US ALL

FROM GETTING CAUGHT AND

KILLED.

Reporter: WHEN THEY HAD

TO ABANDON THEIR HIDING

PLACE, THEY WERE EVENTUALLY

FORCED TO LIVE IN THE

GHETTO.

DO YOU KNOW WHAT IT IS

LIKE TO LAY ON STRAW WHEN IT

IS RAINING, AND YOU DON'T

HAVE A BLANKET TO COVER

YOURSELF.

OR WHEN A NAZI OFFICER COMES

AT NIGHT TO SEARCH YOUR

HOUSE.

IT IS A NIGHTMARE.

Reporter: AFTER THREE

TO TORTUROUS YEARS, NEWS

CAME THAT THE WAR WAS

FINALLY OVER.

PEOPLE RAN INTO THE

STREETS SHOUTING, WE'RE

FREE!

WE ALL CRIED AND HUGGED EACH

OTHER.

IT WAS INCREDIBLE.

Reporter: TODAY, LIKE

MANY HOLOCAUST SURVIVORS IN

ISRAEL, ELIZABETH LIVES IN

POVERTY.

WHEN I FIRST CAME HERE, I

HAD ONLY CUCUMBERS,

TOMATOES, AND BREAD AND

BUTTER.

Reporter: CBN ISRAEL

HELPS HOLOCAUST SURVIVORS BY

TAKING GROCERIES TO THEM

EACH MONTH.

ELIZABETH SAYS SHE LOOKS

FORWARD TO EVERY VISIT.

I LIKE WHEN THEY COME,

AND I LIKE THEY BELIEVE IN

GOD.

IF GOD LED ME TO THIS LIFE

AND YOU HAVE COME TO SEE ME,

THAT MEANS THAT GOD HAS NOT

FORGOTTEN ME.

Reporter: RECENTLY

ELIZABETH'S GAS STOVE HAD A

LEAK, AND SHE DIDN'T HAVE

THE MONEY TO FIX IT AND HAD

NO WAY TO COOK.

SO WE TOOK HER SHOPPING AND

BOUGHT HER A NEW STOVE.

I WANT TO THANK YOU SO

MUCH FOR HELP.

MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND GIVE

YOU HEALTH AND HAPPINESS.

Gordon: IF YOU WANT TO

BE A PART OF BLESSING

ISRAEL, ALL YOU HAVE TO DO

IS GIVE TO CBN ISRAEL.

IT IS A DESIGNATED FUND.

YOU CAN GO TO OUR WEBSITE,

cbn.com, WHERE YOU CAN

DESIGNATE YOUR GIFT.

YOU CAN WRITE US, CBN

CENTER, VIRGINIA BEACH,

VIRGINIA, 23463.

OR YOU CAN CALL US NOW,

1-800-759-0700.

BE A BLESSING TO THOSE IN

ISRAEL, PARTICULARLY TO THE

HOLOCAUST SURVIVORS.

JUST HOW MUCH A BLESSING IT

IS WHEN CHRISTIANS CAN COME

ALONGSIDE THEM AND SAY, WE

CARE.

GOD HAS SENT US TO HELP

YOU.

YOU CAN DO IT NOW.

CALL US.

1-800-759-0700.

WENDY?

Wendy: WELL, IF YOU HAD

TO GUESS HOW MUCH MONEY THE

CHURCH SPENDS ON REACHING

THE UNREACHED, WHAT WOULD

YOU SAY?

10%?

MAYBE 20%?

THE ANSWER MAY SURPRISE

YOU.

WE'LL TELL YOU WHEN WE COME

BACK.

Gordon: OVER A DECADE

AGO, BILLY GRAHAM CHALLENGED

A GROUP OF EVANGELICALS TO

REACH THE UNREACHED PEOPLE

GROUPS OF THE WORLD.

AND A NEW ORGANIZATION WAS

BORN OUT OF THAT

CONFERENCE.

THEIR GOAL: GO TO THE PLACES

WHERE THE CHURCH HAS NOT AND

FULFILL THE GREAT

COMMISSION.

Reporter: TODAY THERE

ARE MORE THAN 2.3 BILLION

PEOPLE IN THE WORLD WHO CALL

THEMSELVES CHRISTIANS.

THERE ARE FIVE MILLION

CHURCHES, 43,000

DENOMINATIONS, AND

12 MILLION CHRISTIAN

WORKERS.

YET 99.7% OF ALL MINISTRY

FINANCIAL SUPPORT GOES TO

BUILDING AND MAINTAINING THE

EXISTING CHURCH.

ONLY .3% IS SPENT ON

EXTENDING THE REACH OF THE

CHURCH.

WHAT ABOUT THE GREAT

COMMISSION?

GOD'S COMMAND IS CLEAR: GO

AND MAKE DISCIPLES OF ALL

NATIONS.

WHAT IS OUR PROGRESS?

HAVE WE BEEN OBEDIENT?

AT THIS TIME THERE ARE 4,000

LANGUAGES WITH NO WRITTEN OR

ORAL SCRIPTURE.

3,000 PEOPLE GROUPS WITH NO

MISSIONARIES, AND ONE

MILLION VILLAGES WITH NO

CHURCH.

BUT THE GREAT COMMISSION CAN

BE FULFILLED.

BY WORKING TOGETHER AND

USING OUR INFLUENCE,

EXPERTISE AND RESOURCES, WE

CAN EXTEND THE CHURCH AND

REACH THE WORLD.

Gordon: WELL, JOINING

US FOR MORE ON THIS IS PAT

MERDOCK.

HE IS THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

OF THE ISHACAR INITIATIVE.

PAT, WELCOME.

THANK YOU.

Gordon: THAT'S A

SHOCKING NUMBER, .3%

ACTUALLY GOES INTO MISSION

WORK.

WHY IS THAT?

MUCH OF IT IS ABOUT

AWARENESS.

WHEN YOU ASK THE AVERAGE

CHRISTIAN ON THE STREET,

FULLY COMMITTED, TOTALLY

SURRENDERED TO THE LORD, IS

THE GREAT COMMISSION

IMPORTANT?

THEY'LL SAY YES.

AND IF YOU SAY, HOW ARE WE

DOING WITH THAT?

WHERE ARE THERE NO

CHURCHES?

THEY HAVE NO IDEA.

IT IS NOT THAT THEY DON'T

WANT TO KNOW.

THEY DON'T KNOW THEY CAN

KNOW.

THEIR CHURCH IS WORKING

REALLY HARD, BUT THEY'RE

UNAWARE OF WHAT IS HAPPENING

IN SAMARIA AND THE ENDS OF

THE EARTH.

Gordon: I KNOW YOU'RE A

STUDENT OF MISSION MOVEMENT,

AND YOU LOOK BACK AT THE

MOVEMENT OF 110 YEARS AGO,

AND YOU LOOK AT THE GREAT

PROMISE THAT IN OUR

GENERATION WE CAN TAKE THE

GOSPEL TO EVERY NATION, AND

THE EDUCATIONAL EFFORT WITH

THAT, THE TREMENDOUS

OUTPOURING OF MISSIONARY

EFFORT.

DO WE NEED ANOTHER STUDENT

VOLUNTEER MOVEMENT?

WE NEED PEOPLE TO BE

ENGAGED.

AND WHETHER THEY'RE STUDENTS

OR IT IS THE OLDER

GENERATION, EVERYONE HAS A

PART.

EVERYONE HAS SOME TALENT,

TREASURE, AND INFLUENCE THAT

THEY CAN USE TO DRIVE PEOPLE

TO THE PLACES WHERE THERE IS

NO CHURCH AND WHERE PEOPLE

STILL HAVEN'T HEARD THE NAME

OF JESUS.

SO WE NEED EVERYONE

INVOLVED.

IT IS THE ASSIGNMENT THAT

THE LORD LEFT US, TO GO AND

MAKE DISCIPLES OF ALL

NATIONS.

SO WE NEED TO ALL BE

CONCERNED WITH THAT.

Gordon: IT IS THE GREAT

COMMISSION.

IT IS NOT THE GREAT

SUGGESTION.

THAT'S RIGHT.

Gordon: TELL US ABOUT

THE ISHACAR INITIATIVE, THE

MEN OF UNDERSTANDING WHO

COULD TELL ISRAEL WHAT TO

DO.

WHAT DO YOU DO?

WITH DO THREE THINGS.

TWO THINGS TO SEE A THIRD

THING HAPPEN.

WE'RE TRYING TO BRING VISION

AND CLARITY TO THE

UNFINISHED WORK.

AND WE'RE A TRUSTED SOURCE

OF AGGREGATED DATA FROM THE

NETWORKS.

WHERE ARE THE 4,000

LANGUAGES.

WE KNOW THEM BY NAME AND

POPULATION.

WE KNOW THE PEOPLE GROUPS.

WE KNOW THEM BY POPULATION

AND LOCATION AND NAME.

SO WE HAVE THE ROAD MAPS.

A LOT OF PEOPLE JUST DON'T

KNOW THEY EXIST.

SO WHAT WE'RE DOING IS

BRINGING THAT INFORMATION TO

BEAR FOR THE BIG CITY

CHURCHES.

SO MORE PEOPLE AND RESOURCES

CAN BE MOBILIZED TO THE

PLACES WE HAVEN'T BEEN.

Gordon: THAT'S ONE OF

THE PLACES IN THE BIBLE,

ISHACAR HAD ZEBULIN RIGHT

NEXT TO THEM.

I THINK WE NEED MORE FROM

ZEBULIN TO FINISH THE TASK.

SURE.

Gordon: WHAT WOULD YOU

SAY IS THE TOP UNREACHED

PEOPLE GROUP TODAY?

IF YOU WERE TO LIKE AT

POPULATIONS OF 100,000 OR

MORE, MANY IN THE MILLIONS

WHO STILL DON'T HAVE

MISSIONARIES AND SCRIPTURE

IN THEIR HEART LANGUAGE,

THAT OVER HALF OF THEM ARE

LOCATED IN NORTHERN INDIA.

AND IT'S STAGGERING WHEN YOU

LOOK AT THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE

THAT DON'T HAVE WHAT'S

NEEDED TO HEAR THAT JESUS

DIED FOR THEM.

Gordon: THAT'S A PLACE

THAT'S VERY DEAR TO MY

HEART.

YEAH.

Gordon: I CALL IT THE

HINDI BELT, AND YOU HAVE

LESS THAN .01% CHRISTIAN.

AND HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF

VILLAGES WITH NO CHRISTIAN

CHURCH OR KRISTI CHRISTIAN

MISSIONARIES.

THAT'S RIGHT.

Gordon: IT IS

DIFFICULT, BUT NOT

IMPOSSIBLE.

IT IS VERY POSSIBLE.

IN FACT, MANY BELIEVE THAT

IN OUR GENERATION, WE WILL

SEE THE MISSIONAL ASPECT OF

THE GREAT COMMISSION

COMPLETED AND FULFILLED.

AND WE'RE QUICK TO SAY IT

DOESN'T MEAN IF WE DO "A,"

"B," AND "C," THAT JESUS

COMES BACK BECAUSE WE DON'T

KNOW THE TIME AND PLACE WHEN

THAT WILL HAPPEN.

Gordon: BUT WE KNOW THE

PRE-CONDITIONS.

THE GOSPEL OF THE KINGDOM

WILL BE PREACHED AS A

WITNESS, AND THEN THE END

WILL COME.

AMEN.

Gordon: SO IT IS

LITERALLY UP TO US.

HE HAS EMPOWERED US.

AND THE AMAZING THING IS HE

ACTUALLY TRUSTS US TO DO

IT.

THAT'S RIGHT.

Gordon: IF I WERE GOD,

I WOULD BE SENDING ANGELS.

BUT GOD DIDN'T DO THAT.

HE SAYS, I WANT TO SEND MY

CHILDREN.

I WANT THEM TO DO IT FOR

ME.

SO THERE ARE WAYS WE'RE

GETTING THE MESSAGE OUT.

ONE IS THROUGH ISHACAR

SUMMITS, IT IS A GREAT

COMMISSION, 20 SPEAKERS.

10 FROM THE MARKETPLACE, 10

FROM THE MINISTRY PIONEERS,

REPRESENTING ALL OF THE

WORKERS IN EACH OF THE AREAS

OF THE GREAT COMMISSION THAT

ARE BEING WORKED ON.

AND THEN WE HAVE A

CURRICULUM CALLED "COUNT FOR

ZERO."

IT IS SORT OF OUR CHALLENGE

STATEMENT.

WE WANT PEOPLE'S LIVES TO

COUNT FOR ZERO.

WHICH DOESN'T SOUND LIKE

MUCH, BUT THE IDEA IS THAT

ONE DAY THERE WILL BE ZERO

LANG WAIP LANGUAGES WITHOUT

THE SCRIPTURE, ZERO PEOPLE

GROUPS WITHOUT A MISSIONARY,

ZERO PEOPLE THAT HAVEN'T

HEARD THE GOSPEL.

ZERO VILLAGES AND

NEIGHBORHOODS WITHOUT A

CHURCH.

AND ZERO ORAL PREFERENCE

LEARNERS WITHOUT AN ORAL

BIBLE.

THAT'S ANOTHER IMPORTANT

TOPIC THAT A LOT OF PEOPLE

AREN'T AWARE OF, THAT

TWO-THIRDS OF THE UNENGAGED

AND UNREACHED PEOPLE GROUPS

ARE ILLITERATE.

SO EVEN IF WE GET THEM A

BIBLE PRINTED IN THEIR HEART

LANGUAGE, THEY CAN'T READ

IT.

SO WHAT ARE THE EFFORTS WE

NEED TO MAKE TO MAKE SURE

THERE ARE ORAL TOOLS FOR

ORAL CULTURES, SO THEY CAN

RECEIVE A GOSPEL IN THE WAY

THEY CAN UNDERSTAND IT AND

RECEIVE JESUS CHRIST AS

THEIR SAVIOR.

Gordon: HOW CAN PEOPLE

GET INVOLVED IN ONE OF THE

SUMMITS?

YOU CAN GO TO OUR

WEBSITE,

accountforzero.org AND OUR

NEXT SUMMIT IS IN DALLAS,

FORT WORTH.

IT WILL BE ONE DAY, 20

SPEAKERS.

PEOPLE IN DALLAS ARE ALREADY

RALLYING.

I I WA WAS AT A RALLYING

MEETING, AND PLEASE COME AND

HEAR WHAT IS LEFT TO BE

DONE.

Gordon: YOU'RE OFFERING

THE CURRICULUM, "COUNT FOR

ZERO" FOR FREE?

FOR FREE.

WE DON'T RAISE MONEY FOR

"ISHACAR."

WE ARE JUST TRYING TO

DISTRIBUTE THE MINISTRY OF

CHRIST.

Gordon: ALL RIGHT.

THANKS FOR WHAT YOU'RE

DOING.

THANK YOU.

GOD BLESS YOU.

Gordon: LET'S MOBILIZE

THE CHURCH AND GET THE JOB

DONE.

AND WE CAN DO IT IN OUR

GENERATION.

IF YOU WANT TO GET A LINK TO

HOW YOU CAN GET THIS FREE

DOODOWNLOAD FOR COUNT TO

ZERO CURRICULUM, ALL YOU

HAVE TO DO IS GO TO

CBN.COM.

AND YOU CAN FIND OUT MORE.

THANK YOU FOR BEING WITH

US.

THANK YOU, GORDON.

Gordon: ANYWAY, WE'RE

GOING TO COME BACK WITH

E-MAIL QUESTIONS, SO DON'T

GO AWAY.

Wendy: GORDON IS IN THE

HOT SEAT WITH YOUR E-MAIL

QUESTIONS.

Gordon: I'M GOING TO

SEND THEM BACK ON YOU,

WENDY.

[LAUGHTER]

Wendy: JIM WRITES, "I

HAVE HEARD PREACHERS AND

OTHERS SAY IF YOU'RE LIVING

A LIFE WITHOUT PAIN, TROUBLE

AND DISAPPOINTMENT, YOU'RE

NOT A BORN-AGAIN CHRISTIAN.

AM I NOT A CHRISTIAN UNLESS

I HAVE TROUBLE IN MY LIFE?"

Gordon: JIM, I DON'T

KNOW WHERE THIS STUFF COMES

FROM.

IT SEEMS LIKE THERE ARE TWO

EXTREMES RIGHT NOW IN THE

CHURCH.

ONE IS CALLED THE PROSPERITY

GOSPEL, WHERE HOW GREAT A

CHRISTIAN IS SHOWN BY YOUR

WEALTH AND HOW BIG YOUR

HOUSE AND CAR ARE.

THE OTHER SIDE OF IT IS ALL

OF THE TROUBLE THAT IS GOING

ON IN YOUR LIFE, AND THE

MORE YOU'RE LIKE JOB, THAT

MEANS YOU'RE MORE

CHRISTIAN.

NEITHER ONE IS TRUE.

IT IS AMAZING TO ME THAT

THERE IS A BIT OF RANDOMNESS

TO IT.

AND THE BIBLE TALKS ABOUT

THAT, TOO, THAT TIME AND

CIRCUMSTANCE HAPPEN TO ALL

OF US.

AND THE RACE ISN'T ALWAYS TO

THE SWIFT.

SO YOU'VE GOT A REALIZE

THERE IS A RANDOMNESS BUILT

INTO THE UNIVERSE.

AND IT'S NOT AN INDICATION

OF ARE YOU A CHRISTIAN OR

NOT?

WHAT MARKS YOU AS A

CHRISTIAN?

YOU BELIEVE IN JESUS

CHRIST.

YOU BELIEVE IN THE HOPE OF

TOMORROW, THE HOPE OF THE

RESURRECTION.

IF YOU BELIEVE IN YOUR HEART

AND CONFESS WITH YOUR MOUTH,

YOU SHALL BE SAVED.

THAT'S WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS.

IT DOESN'T SAY IF YOU

BELIEVE IN YOUR HEART AND

THEN HAVE A WHOLE LOT OF

TROUBLE, YOU SHALL BE

SAVED.

IT'S, YOU BELIEVE IN YOUR

HEART AND YOU CONFESS WITH

YOUR MOUTH, YOU SHALL BE

SAVED.

THAT'S THE GOSPEL.

Wendy: AMEN.

ASHLEY WRITES, "WHEN YOU

HEAR PEOPLE SPEAK OF BEING

UNEQUALLY YOLKED, A

CHRISTIAN MARRYING A

NON-CHRISTIAN COMES TO

MIND.

HOWEVER, CAN TWO CHRISTIANS

BE UNEQUALLY YOLKED?

MY BOYFRIEND AND I ARE BOTH

BELIEVERS, AND I BELIEVE IN

SPEAKING IN TONGUES, BUT HE

THINKS IT IS WEIRD.

HE IS OPEN TO LEARNING MORE

BEFORE HE TOTALLY DISMISSES

IT, BUT IS THIS A REASON FOR

US NOT TO GET MARRIED?"

Gordon: WELL, ASHLEY,

I'M GOING TO TURN IT BACK TO

WENDY BECAUSE SHE HAS

WRITTEN A BOOK ABOUT IT.

Wendy: I THINK YOU CAN

BE TWO CHRISTIANS AND BE

UNEQUALLY YOLKED.

I WAS IN A RELATIONSHIP,

SPEAKING IN TONGUES, AND THE

OTHER PERSON WAS NOT AS OPEN

TO THAT.

I'M A WORSHIPPER, AND IF WE

HAD WORSHIP MUSIC ON, I'M

LIKE RAISING MY HANDS.

HE WAS VERY UNCOMFORTABLE

DOING THAT.

I THINK OBVIOUSLY THERE IS

GIVE AND TAKE IN

RELATIONSHIP, AND THERE IS

COMPROMISE, BUT I THINK YOU

CAN BE UNEQUALLY YOLKED AND

IT CAN CREATE SOME TENSION.

MAYBE NOT WHEN YOU'RE DATING

AND EVERYTHING IS ROSY, BUT

DOWN THE ROAD.

I WOULD TAKE THAT TO THE

LORD.

YOU REALLY LED ME INTO

THAT.

Gordon: IS THAT A

SURPRISE?

Wendy: ASHLEY, TAKE

THAT ONE TO THE LORD BECAUSE

THAT'S TOUGH.

CRISTINA WRITES, "IF A

PERSON LIKE JEFFREY DOMER,

WHO MURDERED 17 PEOPLE LATER

SINCERELY -- I CAN ANSWER

THIS ONE -- LATER ASKS FOR

FORGIVE FROM GOD AND ACCEPT

JESUS INTO HIS LIFE, IS HE

REALLY ABLE TO RECEIVE

SALVATION?"

Gordon: GO AHEAD.

Wendy: YES, YES, HE

IS.

I THINK THE WORD IS PRETTY

CLEAR.

DAVID COMMITTED MURDER, BUT

HE WAS STILL A MAN AFTER

GOD'S OWN HEART.

IF YOU'RE SINCERE IN YOUR

REPENTANCE, THEN GOD IS

FAITHFUL TO FORGIVE.

I MEAN, YOU STILL PAY FOR

YOUR SINS, YOU STILL GO TO

PRISON.

YOU STILL MIGHT GET THE

DEATH PENALTY, BUT WILL YOU

BE IN HEAVEN?

SURE.

Gordon: I WILL ADD ONE

THING TO THIS.

THERE IS SOMETHING IN ROMANS

WHERE PAUL TALKS ABOUT GOD

GIVING PEOPLE OVER TO BE

REPROBATE.

AND THERE ARE SITUATIONS

WHERE THAT HAS HAPPENED.

SO YOU GET INTO THIS

HYPOTHETICAL, IF HE HAS A

REAL CHANGE OF HEART AND HE

REPENTS, THEN, YES, UNDER

THE GOSPEL, IF YOU BELIEVE

IN YOUR HEART AND CONFESS

WITH YOUR MOUTH, YOU SHALL

BE SAVED.

BUT WHEN YOU'RE GIVEN OVER

TO REPROBATE BEHAVIOR, AND

CERTAINLY DOMER IS ANOTHER

EXAMPLE, AND HITLER WOULD BE

YET ANOTHER ONE, IS IT

POSSIBLE FOR THEIR HEARTS TO

CHANGE?

AND THEN YOU SAY, YES, IT IS

ALWAYS POSSIBLE.

BUT THESE ARE

HYPOTHETICALS.

LET'S DEAL WITH YOU AND ARE

YOU SAVED AND DO YOU BELIEVE

IN YOUR HEART.

WE LEAVE YOU WITH THESE

WORDS FROM PSALMS: "MAY HE

GRANT YOU ACCORDING TO YOUR

HEART'S DESIRE AND FULFILL

ALL YOUR PURPOSE."

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