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700 Club Interactive: Faith, Family, Football - September 4, 2014

Tim Brown had an incredible football career including winning the Heisman trophy. However, off the field, he lived a double life. But his story doesn’t end there! See how Tim’s life totally changed. Read Transcript


Gordon: A FOOTBALL STAR

AT THE TOP OF HIS GAME.

I JUST WON THE HIGHS

HEISMAN TROPHY, I HAVE A

CONTRACT WORTH MILLIONS OF

DOLLARS --

Gordon: HE COULDN'T

BALANCE LIFE WITH A BALL.

HOW TIM BROWN TURNED HIS

LIFE AROUND ON TODAY'S "700

CLUB INTERACTIVE."

ON "700 CLUB INTERACTIVE,"

WE USE TECHNOLOGY TO PRAY

FOR EACH OTHER AND EXPLORE

TOPICS THAT MATTER TO YOU.

WATCH WHAT GOD IS DOING IN

THE WORLD TODAY.

WELL, WELCOME TO THE SHOW.

TODAY IS THE DAY FOOTBALL

FANS AROUND THE WORLD HAVE

CIRCLED ON THEIR CALENDAR.

THAT'S BECAUSE TODAY IS THE

FIRST DAY OF THE NFL

SEASON.

FOOTBALL LEGEND TIM BROWN

HAS SEEN HIS FAIR SHARE OF

OPENING DAYS.

THE FORMER ALL-PRO IS ONE OF

THE GREATEST TO EVER DON

SHOULDER PADS.

HE REWROTE THE RECORDS ON

THE FOOTBALL FIELD ONLY

AFTER REWRITING THIS LIFE.

I JUST WON THE HEISMAN

TROPHY, THE FIRST ROUND PICK

BY THE L.A. RAIDERS, AND I

HAVE A CONTRACT WORTH

MILLIONS OF DOLLARS, AND I

FOUND MYSELF AT A PLACE

WHERE I COULD NOT LOOK AT

MYSELF IN THE MIRROR.

Reporter: TIM BROWN IS

KNOWN AS ONE OF THE GREATEST

NFL WIDE RECEIVERS.

BUT WHEN HE WAS YOUNG, HE

HAD A DIFFERENT DREAM.

I THOUGHT I WOULD BE A

PREACHER AS A CHILD.

I CERTAINLY LOVED CHURCH AND

THE PRAISES AND ALL OF THAT

WENT ALONG WITH CHURCH.

Reporter: BUT THAT SOON

CHANGED.

AT 12, 13 YEARS OLD, I

HAD THE ABILITY TO OUTRUN

PEOPLE.

THEY COULDN'T TOUCH ME.

I KNEW I WAS DIFFERENT ON

THE FOOTBALL FIELD AND I HAD

A TALENT.

Reporter: HIS TALENT

EARNED HIM A FULL

SCHOLARSHIP TO NOTRE DAME.

AND THAT'S WHERE HE MET HIS

COACH.

HE SAW SOMETHING IN ME I

DIDN'T SEE IN MYSELF.

HE TOLD ME I COULD BE THE

BEST PLAYER IN THE COUNTRY.

EVERY DAY FOR TWO WEEKS, HE

SHOWED ME WHAT I WAS DOING

ON THE FIELD.

AFTER A COUPLE OF WEEKS, I

STARTED TO BELIEVE IT.

IT'S AMAZING, THAT THE

POSITIVE REENFORCEMENT YOU

CAN GET FROM SOMEBODY CAN

DRIVE YOU TO BE A HEISMAN

TROPHY WINNER.

Reporter: HE SOUGHT

ADVICE FROM HIS PASTOR

BEFORE HEADING OFF TO

TRAINING CAMP.

I'M 21 YEARS OLD, AND

THINGS ARE ROLLING FOR ME.

I'M SAYING, GOD LOVES YOU.

HE UNDERSTANDS, AND GO ENJOY

YOURSELF -- THAT'S WHAT I

EXPECTED.

INSTEAD, HE SAYS, GOD HAS

YOU HERE FOR A PURPOSE.

HE IS GIVING YOU THIS

PLATFORM FOR A REASON.

HE WANTS YOU TO BE ABLE TO

BRING MAN TO GOD.

IT WAS, LIKE, REALLY?

Reporter: BUT TIM HAD

OTHER THINGS IN MIND.

I HAD SUCH A DEVILISH

MIND AT THAT TIME WHEN IT

CAME TO WOMEN.

IT WAS GOING TO HAPPEN SLOW

OR FAST, BUT IT WAS

EVENTUALLY GOING TO HAPPEN.

THERE WAS ABOUT A YEAR AND A

HALF, BETWEEN THE TIME YOU I

WAS 23, 24, THAT WHEN IT

CAME TO WOMEN, I WAS OUT OF

CONTROL.

I COULD NOT LOOK AT THE MAN

IN THE MIRROR.

I HAD THIS ENORMOUS MIRROR

ACROSS THE BATHROOM.

AND THE LIGHTBULBS WENT OUT

ONE TIME, AND I WOULDN'T

REPLACE THE LIGHTBULBS

BECAUSE THAT MADE IT

COMFORTING TO ME.

IT WAS BETTER FOR ME TO BE

ABLE TO WALK BY AND NOT BE

ABLE TO SEE MYSELF THAN TO

LOOK AT MYSELF IN THE

MIRROR.

Reporter: ON THE FIELD,

TIM BROWN WAS A STAR, BUT HE

KNEW SOMETHING WAS MISSING.

I WAS THINKING, I'M

COMING TO THE END OF MY

CAREER.

I GETTING CLOSE TO 30, AND

NFL PLAYERS DON'T PLAY MUCH

LONGER AFTER 30.

I KNEW THAT ALL OF THIS I

WAS FEELING ABOUT GOD AND MY

LIFE AND HOW I SHOULD LIVE

IT WAS JUST RISING UP MORE

AND MORE AND MORE AND MORE.

Reporter: FINALLY TIM

HAD HAD ENOUGH.

HE COULDN'T KEEP LIVING WITH

THE SHAME HE FELT.

HE NEEDED TO CONFRONT THE

MAN IN THE MIRROR.

AT 26, IN 1976, I WAS AT

MY MOM'S HOUSE, AND I ROLLED

OUT OF BED AND GOT ON MY

KNEES AND SAID, LORD, I

CAN'T DO THIS ANYMORE.

YOU KNOW THE SITUATION I'M

IN.

YOU KNOW THESE WOMEN.

I NEED FOR YOU TO BE WITH

ME.

BECAUSE IF I DO THIS, I NEED

TO BE A SHINING LIGHT.

IT WAS JUST AMAZING,

ABSOLUTELY AMAZING.

HOW LIGHT I FELT ON THE

INSIDE, AND HOW MUCH BETTER

I FELT ABOUT THE MAN THAT I

WAS.

I WAS REALLY AFRAID OF THAT

WHEN I FIRST GOT SAVED, THAT

IT WAS GOING TO BE AN ISSUE

WITH MY PLAYS.

I WOULDN'T BE AS FOCUSED ON

THE GAME BECAUSE I HADN'T

CURSED ANYBODY OUT.

BUT GOD IS BIGGER THAN ALL

OF THAT.

THAT WAS THE BEST SEASON I

HAD EVER HAD IN MY CAREER.

I MEET CHARISSE, MY WIFE,

TWO WEEKS AFTER THAT NIGHT.

AND THREE WEEKS AFTER

MEETING HER, I KNEW I WAS

GOING TO ASK HER TO MARRY

ME.

WE DECIDED TO OBTAI ABSTAIN

FROM ALL OF THAT STUFF THAT

I HAD BEEN DOING PREVIOUS TO

MEETING HER, WHICH WAS VERY

DIFFICULT FOR ME INITIALLY.

IT WAS TOUGH, MAN, BUT AT

THE SAME POINT, WE KNEW WE

WERE DOING THE RIGHT THING.

Reporter: TIM

REMEMBERED HIS PASTOR'S

WORDS, AND OVER THE YEARS HE

DISCOVERED HIS TRUE PURPOSE

IN THE NFL.

AS A TEAM LEADER, PEOPLE

LOOK FOR YOU TO DO CERTAIN

THINGS.

AND I INITIALLY WAS TELLING

MY GUYS, I'M NOT DOING THIS

OR DOING THAT, AND THEY

WERE, LIKE, WE'VE HEARD THIS

BEFORE.

AND IT TOOK A YEAR OR SO

BEFORE PEOPLE REALIZED I

REALLY CHANGED.

WHEN I GOT 34, 35, 36, 37,

38 IN THE NFL, AND NOW ALL

OF THESE YOUNG GUYS ARE

COMING IN, AND I AM TELLING

THEM HOW I USED TO CURSE

COACHES OUT AND CURSE

PLAYERS OUT, AND PEOPLE

CAN'T BELIEVE IT.

BUT THEN I'M ABLE TO SAY,

JUST LIKE GOD SAVED ME IN

THOSE DAYS, HE CAN SAVE YOU

IN WHATEVER YOUR GOING

THROUGH.

WHATEVER YOUR GOING THROUGH

IS NOT BIGGER THAN GOD.

IF YOU TURN IT OVER TO HIM,

HE WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE.

I COULDN'T HAVE PLANNED

THAT.

Gordon: WHATEVER YOUR

GOING THROUGH IS NOT BIGGER

THAN GOD.

LET THAT GO INTO YOUR

HEART.

AND BELIEVE IT, BECAUSE IT

IS TRUE.

IF YOU THINK YOU'RE

HOPELESS, IF YOU'RE JUST

LIKE TIM AND YOU CAN'T EVEN

LOOK AT THE MAN IN THE

MIRROR, AND YOU'RE

WONDERING, HOW DID I GET

HERE?

HOW DID I BECOME LIKE THIS?

HOW DO I GET OUT OF THIS?

IT'S NOT YOUR EFFORT THAT

WILL DO IT.

WHATEVER YOU'VE GOTTEN INTO,

IT'S NOT BIGGER THAN GOD.

AND IF YOU JUST SURRENDER TO

HIM, DO THE SAME THING THAT

TIM DID -- GET DOWN ON YOUR

KNEES AND SAY, LORD, I CAN'T

DO THIS, BUT YOU CAN, WILL

YOU HELP ME NOW, WILL YOU

SAVE ME NOW?

THEN DO MORE THAN JUST THAT

PRAYER.

MAKE A DEDICATION THAT

YOU'RE GOING TO LIVE THE WAY

HE WANTS YOU TO LIVE.

HE DOESN'T TELL US THESE

THINGS.

HE DOESN'T MAKE THESE RULE

FOR US TO KEEP US FROM GOOD

THINGS.

HE DOES IT TO KEEP US FROM

BAD THINGS.

AND WHEN WE VIOLATE THOSE

RULES, HE STILL LOVES US.

HE STILL CARES ABOUT US.

WE'RE STILL HIS CHILDREN.

HE WON'T LEAVE YOU.

HE WON'T FORSAKE YOU.

BUT HE DOESN'T WANT THAT FOR

YOU.

HE WANTS THE BEST FOR YOU.

AND YOU JUST HAVE TO BELIEVE

IT.

IT IS THE GOODNESS OF GOD

THAT LEADS TO REPENTANCE,

THAT CHANGE OF HEART, THAT

GOD'S WAY IS THE BETTER

WAY.

THAT HE IS THE TRUTH, THE

LIFE.

IF YOU WANT MORE LIFE, AND

YOU WANT IT ABUNDANTLY, THEN

DO IT HIS WAY, FOLLOW HIS

RULES.

WHEN YOU DO THAT, YOU'LL

HAVE THAT ABUNDANCE.

YOU'LL HAVE THAT SAME LIGHT

IN YOUR EYES THAT SAW IN

TIM.

YOU'LL HAVE THAT.

HE CAN TAKE AWAY ALL OF THE

SIN.

HE CAN TAKE AWAY ALL OF THE

MISTAKES.

HE CAN MAKE YOU NEW AGAIN,

IF YOU JUST TRUST HIM.

IF THIS IS FOR YOU, IF THIS

IS WHAT YOU WANT, ALL YOU

HAVE TO DO IS PICK UP THE

PHONE AND MAKE A CALL.

THE NUMBER IS ON THE

SCREEN.

1-888-777-1999.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS WHEN

SOMEBODY ANSWERS THAT PHONE,

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS SAY I

WANT TO GET RIGHT WITH GOD.

I WANT TO TURN MY LIFE

AROUND.

I WANT A NEW START.

WE'RE NOT HERE TO JUDGE

YOU.

WE'RE NOT HERE TO CONDEMN

YOU.

WE'RE HERE TO TELL YOU GOD

LOVES YOU, AND THERE IS

NOTHING TOO BIG FOR HIM.

HE CAN HANDLE ANY SITUATION

YOU'RE IN IF YOU JUST MAKE

THAT DECISION TO TURN YOUR

LIFE OVER TO HIM.

WELL, IF YOU WANT MORE OF

TIM'S STORY, YOU CAN CHECK

OUT HIS BOOK, "THE MAKING OF

A MAN, HOW MEN AND BOYS

HONOR GOD AND LIVE WITH

INTEGRITY."

IT IS AVAILABLE ANYWHERE

BOOKS ARE SOLD.

STILL AHEAD, A PLAYER WHO

WAS NEARLY KILLED ON THE

FIELD.

YOU'RE LAYING THERE, AND

YOU CAN'T MOVE ANYTHING, AND

YOU CAN BARELY BREATHE.

THIS IS GOING TO BE THE END

OF ME.

Gordon: HEAR HOW HIS

INJURING IS INSPIRING OTHERS

TO BELIEVE IN THE

IMPOSSIBLE.

PLUS, WE'RE GOING TO BE

PRAYING FOR YOU AND YOUR

NEEDS RIGHT AFTER THIS.

Gordon: A CENTURY AGO,

THE GAME OF FOOTBALL WAS

NEARLY OUTLAWED BECAUSE IT

WAS TOO VIOLENT.

PLAYERS WERE BEING KILLED ON

THE FIELD.

SINCE THEN, CHANGES HAVE

BEEN MADE TO MAKE IT SAFER,

BUT THE GAME IS STILL VERY

DANGEROUS, SOMETHING THE

SPORTS WORLD WAS REMINDED OF

WHEN ERIC LAGRAND WENT TO

MAKE A TACKLE.

Reporter: THERE IS THE

KICKOFF.

THIS IS A GOOD ONE.

IT'S DOWN TO BROWN.

OOH!

Reporter: THAT WAS THE

MOMENT THAT BROUGHT THE

RUTGERS FOOTBALL TEAM TO A

HALT.

WHEN YOU HEAR OCTOBER 16,

2010, WHAT GOES ON IN YOUR

MIND?

THAT'S WILL BE IN MY HEAD

AND MY LIFE FOREVER.

IT IS THE DAY THAT CHANGED

MY LIFE.

I MADE THE TACKLE ON THE

FIELD, AND, BOOM, THE NEXT

THING YOU'RE KNOWING, YOU'RE

LAYING THERE AND CAN'T MOVE

ANYTHING.

CAN BARELY BREATHE.

Reporter:

Reporter: ERIC GREW UP

IN A NEW JERSEY TOWN AND HE

WAS A NATURAL ATHLETE.

IN HIS JUNIOR YEAR, ALTHOUGH

HE HAD OTHER OFFERS, HE

ACCEPTED A SCHOLARSHIP TO

PLAY FOR RUTGERS.

I WAS, LIKE, THESE PEOPLE

HAVE BEEN WITH ME SINCE MY

FRESHMAN YEAR WHEN IT WAS

TIME FOR ME TO MAKE MY

DECISION.

THEY REALLY CARE ABOUT ME,

THEY CARE ABOUT MY GRADES,

MAKING SURE I'M GOING TO BE

QUALIFIED TO GO HERE.

I'VE BEEN UP HERE THOUSANDS

OF TIMES TO COME VISIT.

IT IS 20 MINUTES AWAY FROM

MY HOUSE.

WHAT IS NOT TO LIKE?

I'M PLAYING COLLEGE FOOTBALL

20 MINUTES FROM YOUR HOUSE

IN THE STATE OF NEW JERSEY.

THIS IS JUST A PERFECT PLACE

FOR ME.

Reporter: BY HIS

SOPHOMORE SEASON AT RUTGERS,

HE SHOWED MUCH POTENTIAL.

HE MADE 33 TACKLES AND HAD

TWO SACKS.

HIS FUTURE LOOKED BRIGHT.

BUT HIS JUNIOR YEAR, DURING

A GAME AGAINST ARMY, HE HIT

A RUNNER AT AN AWKWARD

ANGLE, WHICH LEFT HIM ON HIS

BACK.

I STARTED PRAYING.

OH, MY GOD, IS THIS MY END.

IS THIS MY TIME TO COME UP

TO YOU.

I WAS, LIKE, GOD PLEASE LET

ME CATCH A GASP OF AIR SO I

CAN GET THROUGH THIS.

Reporter: AS YOU'RE

LEAVING THE FIELD, WHAT ARE

YOU THINKING?

I WAS THINKING TO GIVE

THE THUMBS UP TO LET

EVERYBODY KNOW I'M OKAY, BUT

I COULDN'T DO IT.

Reporter: ERIC HAD

FRACTURED HIS C-3 AND C-4

CERVICAL VERTEBRAE, WHICH

CAUSED PARALYSIS FROM THE

NECK DOWN.

HE WAS PLACED ON A

VENTILATOR TO HELP HIM

BREATHE.

IT WAS BREATHING FOR ME,

AND I DIDN'T LIKE IT.

IT WAS SO UNCOMFORTABLE.

I KNEW I WANTED TO GET THAT

THING OUT.

Reporter: IN ORDER TO

DO THAT, HE ASKED GOD FOR

HELP.

I BELIEVE, DUE TO MY

FAITH, JUST PRAYING AND

EVERYTHING, I WILLED IT

AWAY.

BECAUSE AT THE TIME, MY

DIAPHRAGM WAS PARALYZED.

BUT I WILLED IT AWAY.

I THOUGHT, I'M TIRED OF THIS

THING.

GOD HELPED ME OUT WITH THAT

AND BEING ABLE TO BREATHE ON

MY OWN.

Reporter: THAT VICTORY

STRENGTHENED ERIC'S

STRENGTH.

SO WHEN DOCTORS CONFIRMED HE

MAY NEVER WALK AGAIN, HE

REFUSED TO ACCEPT THAT

PROGNOSIS AS FINAL.

BY THEN I HAD ALREADY

BEAT THEIR VENTILATOR, AND

SO I WAS, LIKE, YOU CAN TELL

ME THAT, BUT IT DOESN'T HAVE

ANY EFFECT ON ME NOW BECAUSE

I ALREADY CAME OFF THE

VENTILATOR, AFTER THEY TOLD

ME I NEVER WOULD.

Reporter: IT HAS BEEN

FOUR YEARS SINCE HIS INJURY,

AND ERIC'S FAITH IS STRONGER

THAN EVER.

NEWS SPREAD FAST ABOUT HIS

COURAGE.

IN MAY, HE WAS SYMBOLICLY

SIGNED BY THE TAMPA BAY

BUCCANEERS BY HIS FORMER

HEAD COACH.

HE HAS ALSO HAD NUMEROUS

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS, AND

RECEIVED HONORS, INCLUDING

THE UNSUNG HERO AWARD BY THE

NEW JERSEY HALL OF FAME AND

THE JIMMY P. AWARD.

HE BELIEVES THAT THROUGH HIS

FAITH IN THE LORD, HE WILL

SOME DAY WALK AGAIN.

ONCE I STARTED BREATHING

ON MY OWN, I THOUGHT GOD IS

WONDERFUL.

THINGS ARE COMING BACK.

IT MAY BE A LITTLE SLOW, BUT

THINGS ARE STARTING TO COME

BACK.

I CAN FEEL MY SHOULDERS

MORE.

THINGS WERE COMING BACK, SO

THAT KEPT ME MOTIVATED TO

SEE THAT HAPPENING.

THEY MAY HAVE SAID THIS, BUT

YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT IS GOING

TO HAPPEN.

THEY DON'T KNOW MY WILL, MY

DETERMINATION, AND MY

FAITH.

EVERYTHING DOES HAPPEN FOR A

REASON.

ERIER.

Reporter: ERIC IS A

BUSY MAN THESE DAYS.

WHEN HE IS NOT WORKING HARD

TOWARDS A CAREER IN

BROADCASTING, BE ASSURED HE

IS BRINGING INSPIRATION TO

OTHERS AROUND HIM.

IN HIS NEW BOOK, "BELIEVE,

MY FAITH AND THE TACKLE THAT

SAVED MY LIFE," HE IS

SHARING THE MESSAGE THAT GOD

IS STILL IN CONTROL, AND ALL

YOU HAVE TO DO IS BELIEVE.

I LOOK AT THIS, LOOK AT

WHAT I'VE BEEN ABLE TO DO.

IF YOU BELIEVE IN YOURSELF

AND YOU BELIEVE IN THE MAN

ABOVE, ANYTHING IS

POSSIBLE.

I DON'T KNOW WHEN, BUT GOD

IS GOING TO GET ME OUT OF

THIS CHAIR.

Gordon: AMEN.

WHAT A WONDERFUL STORY.

WHAT A WONDERFUL TESTIMONY.

AND WHAT A WONDERFUL

ILLUSTRATION OF WHAT JESUS

SAID.

IF YOU HAVE FAITH LIKE A

MUSTARD SEED, YOU CAN SPEAK

TO THIS MOUNTAIN, AND IT

WILL MOVE.

SAY GO, BE CAST INTO THE

SEA, AND IT WILL MOVE.

NOW, HE GIVES HIS DISCIPLES

A REAL LESSON ON HOW TO

PRAY.

AND HOW TO PRAY WITH FAITH.

YOU FIND ALL OF THIS IN MARK

11.

AND JESUS HAD SPOKEN TO A

VICTORY THE DAY BEFORE,

SAYING LET NOBODY EAT FRUIT

FROM YOU AGAIN.

THE NEXT DAY THEY'RE PASSING

BY AND THAT FIG TREE IS

DRIED UP FROM THE ROOT IN

JUST A DAY.

AND THE DISCIPLES ARE

AMAZED.

AND HE SITS THEM DOWN AND HE

SAYS, HERE IS THE SECRET:

NUMBER ONE, HAVE FAITH IN

GOD.

THAT'S IT.

IF YOU HAVE THAT, IF YOU

HAVE FAITH IN GOD, IF YOU

HAVE A LITTLE MUSTARD SEED

OF FAITH, THEN YOU CAN SPEAK

TO THE MOUNTAIN AND IT WILL

MOVE.

NOW HE ADDS TO IT AND SAYS,

IF YOU BELIEVE YOU HAVE

ALREADY RECEIVED, THEN YOU

WILL HAVE IT.

IF YOU STILL THINK IT IS FAR

AWAY, AND SOMEHOW OR ANOTHER

YOU HAVE TO CONVINCE GOD OR

ITS NOT IN GOD'S WILL OR

THOSE KINDS OF THINGS,

YOU'RE NOT GOING TO GET IT.

BUT IF YOU BELIEVE YOU HAVE

ALREADY RECEIVED.

IF YOU HAVE FAITH IN GOD AND

BELIEVE YOU'VE ALREADY

RECEIVED, THEN WHATEVER YOUR

ASKING FOR, YOU'LL HAVE.

SO DON'T HAVE FAITH IN YOUR

PRAYER.

DON'T HAVE FAITH IN ALL OF

THE THINGS YOU'RE DOING TO

PLEASE GOD.

DON'T HAVE FAITH IN ANYTHING

OTHER THAN WHAT HE HAS

DONE.

AND THIS WILL HELP YOU

BELIEVE THAT YOU'VE ALREADY

RECEIVED.

WHEN WERE YOUR SINS

FORGIVEN?

START THINKING ABOUT THAT.

WHEN DID THAT HAPPEN?

WELL, IT HAPPENED ON THE

CROSS 2,000 YEARS AGO.

BEFORE YOU EVEN COMMITTED

THEM, THEY WERE ALREADY

FORGIVEN.

THAT'S WHY THE BIBLE SAYS

THE LAMB IS SLAIN FOR THE

FOUNDATION OF THE WORLD.

HE TOOK CARE OF ALL SINS FOR

ALL TIME FOR ALL PEOPLE.

AND HE DID IT WITH ONE ACT,

ON THE CROSS.

NOW, THINK WERE YOU HEALED?

AT THE SAME TIME.

THE SAME ACT.

IT'S THE CROSS.

BY HIS STRIPES, WE WERE

HEALED -- IS WHAT THE BIBLE

SAYS.

SO IT HAS ALREADY HAPPENED.

BELIEVE YOU HAVE ALREADY

RECEIVED IT AND YOU'LL HAVE

IT.

SO LET THE CROSS OF JESUS

CHRIST BE THE SYMBOL FOR

YOU, THAT YOUR SINS ARE

FORGIVEN.

YOUR BODY IS HEALED.

YOU'VE BEEN MADE WHOLE BY

WHAT JESUS HAS ALREADY

DONE.

AND ALL YOU HAVE TO DO NOW

IS ACT YOUR FAITH.

THAT'S ALL YOU HAVE TO DO.

WELL, WE'RE GOING TO PRAY

FOR YOU.

JESSICA IS HERE WITH ME.

AND WE'RE GOING TO BE

PRAYING FOR YOUR NEEDS.

BUT FIRST WE'VE GOT SOME

PRAYER REQUESTS THAT HAVE

COME IN ON Facebook.

SO, JESSICA, WHAT'S THE

FIRST ONE?

WELL, GORDON WE DO HAVE

SOME PRAYER REQUESTS IN.

SAM SAYS, "YOI WAS BADLY

HURT WHILE PLAYING FOOTBALL,

AND I WAS TOLD BY THE

DOCTORS THAT I WILL NEVER

PLAY AGAIN.

I LOVE THIS SPORT AND AM

DRIVEN TO WORK HARD, BUT AT

TIMES I FEEL HOPELESS.

PLEASE PRAY FOR ME.

I WANT TO HAVE HOPE AND

FAITH THAT GOD WILL HEAL ME

AND THAT I WILL ONE DAY PLAY

AGAIN."

MARNI SAYS, "I NEED PRAYER

FOR HEALING.

I HAVE BAD PAIN IN MY SPINE

AND NECK, AND THE DOCTORS

CANNOT FIGURE OUT WHAT IS

CAUSING IT.

I'VE BEEN OUT OF WORK FOR

ABOUT A YEAR, AND GOD HAS

PROVIDED, BUT IT HAS BEEN

HARD.

I HAVE TO WORK TO SUPPORT MY

DAUGHTER, SO I REALLY NEED A

MIRACLE HERE."

AND FINALLY TASHA WRITES IN,

, "MY HUSBAND WAS HIT

HEAD-ON WHILE RIDING HIS

MOTORCYCLE.

HE WASN'T WEARING A HELMET,

BUT HE IS ALIVE.

HE LOST HIS LEG AND ONLY

PARTIAL USE OF HIS HAND.

HE IS NOW BACK IN THE

HOSPITAL BECAUSE OF AN

INFECTION.

PLEASE PRAY FOR HIS COMPLETE

HEALING AND FOR OUR FAMILY

TO SEE GOD'S WORK IN ALL OF

THIS."

Gordon: JESSICA, WHY

DON'T YOU LEAD US IN

PRAYER.

HEAVENLY FATHER, WE JUST

THANK YOU.

WE THANK YOU THAT YOU LOVE

US SO MUCH THAT YOU SENT

JESUS CHRIST TO ATONE FOR

OUR SIN AND TO TAKE ON ALL

SICKNESS.

FATHER, RIGHT NOW WE LIFT OF

SAM AND MARNI AND TASHA.

FATHER, YOU SEE THEIR NEEDS,

AND, LORD, WE ASK THAT

YOU'RYOUR KINGDOM COME, AND

YOUR WILL BE DONE ON EARTH

AS IT IS IN HEAVEN.

WE ASK THAT YOU TOUCH

TASHA'S HUSBAND'S BODY AND

ALL INFECTION WOULD BE

REMOVED.

GOD, FOR SAM, THAT YOU WOULD

COMPLETELY HEAL HIS BODY AND

YOU RESTORE FAITH AND HOPE.

AND WE LIFT UP MARNI, AND WE

ASK THAT YOU COME AND BRING

HOPE AND HEALING INTO THAT

SITUATION RIGHT NOW.

AND FOR EVERYONE WATCHING,

AND I JUST SENSE THERE IS

SOMEBODY WATCHING RIGHT NOW,

THAT YOU HAVE A LUMP IN YOUR

HEAD AND YOUR CONCERNED THAT

IT IS CANCEROUS, THAT IT

MIGHT BE A TUMOR.

I ENCOURAGE YOU TO PUT YOUR

HAND ON YOUR HEAD RIGHT NOW,

THAT GOD IS TOUCHING YOU AND

HE IS HEALING YOU.

RECEIVE YOUR HEALING IN

JESUS' NAME.

GORDON?

Gordon: SOMEONE, YOU'VE

HAD PROBLEMS WITH YOUR

SALIVA GLANDS, AND IT IS

VERY DIFFICULT FOR YOU TO

SWALLOW.

AND THERE IS A STRANGE

TASTE.

GOD'S GIVEN YOU THE HEALING

THAT YOU'RE ASKING FOR RIGHT

NOW.

AND HE IS RESTORING THAT TO

YOU.

AND HE IS RESTORING NORMAL

FUNCTION TO YOU NOW IN

JESUS' NAME.

THERE IS SOMEONE ELSE, YOUR

NAME IS TIM, AND YOU'VE BEEN

EXPOSED TO SOME KIND OF

CHEMICAL SOLVENT, AND IT'S

INJURED YOU.

GOD'S ABLE TO REVERSE ALL OF

THAT.

HE IS ABLE TO RESTORE YOU

AND MAKE YOU WHOLE AGAIN.

SO JUST BELIEVE THAT, ACT ON

THAT, STAY IN THAT.

AND REALIZE THAT MOUNTAIN

CAN MOVE FOR YOU RIGHT NOW.

IN JESUS' NAME.

LORD, WE THANK YOU.

WE THANK YOU FOR WHAT YOU

DID ON THE CROSS.

AND WHEN WE RECEIVE YOU, WE

RECEIVE THE ANSWER TO EVERY

HUMAN NEED.

WE THANK YOU FOR IT IN

JESUS' NAME.

AMEN.

WELL, IF YOU'VE BEEN TOUCHED

BY GOD, WE WANT TO SHARE IN

YOUR GOOD REPORT.

SO GIVE US A CALL,

1-888-777-1999.

AND IF YOU NEED PRAYER FOR

ANYTHING, WE'RE HERE FOR

YOU.

OUR PRAYER CENTER IS HERE.

OUR PRAYER PARTNERS ARE

STANDING BY, WAITING FOR

YOUR CALL, 24 HOURS A DAY.

SO PICK UP THE PHONE AND

GIVE US A CALL.

1-888-777-1999.

COMING UP, AN ORPHAN WHO

WANTED TO PLAY BALL IS

CRIPPLED BY THE ONLY GIFT

HIS FATHER EVER GAVE HIM.

HIS STORY, RIGHT AFTER

THIS.

Gordon: IN EL SALVADOR,

THE GAME OF SOCCER IS CALLED

FOOTBALL, AND FOR CARITO, IT

WAS HIS FAVORITE SPORT.

Reporter: CARITO WAS

NINE WHEN HE WAS REMOVED

FROM AN ABUSIVE HOME AND

PLACED HERE BY CBN'S

"ORPHANS' PROMISE." WHEN HE

ARRIVED, HE WAS WEARING A

CHEAP PAIR OF RUBBER BOOTS,

ALL HIS ALCOHOLIC FATHER HAD

BOUGHT HIM, EVEN TO PLAY

SOCCER.

WHEN CARLITO CAME, HE

NEEDED A LOT OF HELP.

HIS FEET WERE HURT AND

SWOLLEN.

Reporter: HIS FEET HURT

SO MUCH, HE HAD TO STOP ALL

PHYSICAL ACTIVITY.

WHEN THE OTHER KIDS WENT OUT

TO PLAY, HE STAYED INSIDE.

I FEEL SAD WHEN I SEE MY

FRIENDS PLAY.

AND I DON'T PLAY WITH THEM

BECAUSE OF MY FEET.

Reporter: ROSA KNEW TO

CALL HER FRIENDS AT CBN.

A DOCTOR FROM "OPERATION

BLESSING" QUICKLY CAME TO

CHECK ON CARLITO.

WE FOUND A TYPICAL INJURY

TO HIS FEET CAUSED BY

FRICTION AND MOISTURE.

THE SKIN WAS RAW, AND HE HAD

AN INFECTION, WHICH WE

TREATED.

Reporter: AND

"OPERATION BLESSING"

PROVIDED HIM WITH A NEW PAIR

OF SHOES, DOCTOR'S ORDERS.

AND NOW HE CAN RUN AND PLAY

IN SHOES THAT WON'T IRRITATE

HIS FEET.

I AM HAPPY BECAUSE NOW I

CAN PLAY FOOTBALL WITH MY

FRIENDS.

I THANK THE DOCTOR WHO

HEALED MY FEET.

THANK YOU, "OPERATION

BLESSING."

Gordon: AND THANK YOU.

IF YOU'RE A MEMBER OF "700

CLUB," YOU'RE PART OF THAT.

YOU'RE PART OF THAT

WONDERFUL MIRACLE, TO BE

ABLE TO GIVE THAT CHILD A

HOPE AND A FUTURE.

TO LET HIM NOW THAT PEOPLE

CARE, CARE ABOUT THEM AND

WANT TO HELP THEM IN VERY

TANGIBLE WAYS.

IF YOU'RE A MEMBER OF "THE

700 CLUB," YOU'RE A PART OF

THAT BECAUSE A PORTION OF

EVERY GIFT GOES INTO

"OPERATION BLESSING" TO HELP

PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD, AND

ESPECIALLY HELPING PEOPLE

RIGHT HERE IN AMERICA.

WHERE THREE MILLION

AMERICANS ARE GETTING FOOD

EVERY SINGLE MONTH BECAUSE

OF "OPERATION BLESSING".

WE HAVE A FLEET OF TRUCKS

THAT GOES AROUND THE

COUNTRY, SUPPLYING FOOD

PANTRIES, SUPPLYING CHURCHES

WITH THE BASICS OF

NECESSITIES FOR LIFE.

IT IS FOOD, WATER, BOTTLED

WATER, ALL KINDS OF THINGS,

THAT WE DELIVER FREE SO

PEOPLE CAN HAVE A HOPE AND A

FUTURE FOR THEMSELVES.

LOTS OF PEOPLE IN AMERICA

TODAY HAVE MORE MONTH THAN

MONEY, AND WE WANT TO BE

THERE TO HELP CLOSE THE

GAP.

IF YOU WANT TO BE A PART OF

IT, ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS

JOIN "THE 700 CLUB."

IT IS JUST $20 A MONTH, 65

CENTS A DAY.

GIVE US A CALL,

1-888-777-1999.

WE LEAVE YOU WITWE LEAVE

YOU WITH THESE WORDS FROM

MATTHEW 21: "WHATEVER THINGS

YOU ASK IN PRAYER, BELIEVING

YOU WILL RECEIVE."

ALL IT TAKES ON OUR PART IS

TO BELIEVE.

GOD BLESS YOU.

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