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700 Club Interactive: Jesus in My Dreams - October 20, 2014

Join us as 700 Club Interactive host Gordon Robertson shares and ministers to viewers. Read Transcript


Gordon: COMING UP, A

MYSTERIOUS MAN APPEARS IN A

DREAM.

HE IS, LIKE, DO YOU WANT

TO GO INSIDE?

Gordon: AND THEN ON A

TV SET.

NO, I KNOW HIM, LIKE IN

MY DREAMS.

Gordon: WHO HE SAW 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 "700 CLUB

INTERACTIVE."

THE AVERAGE PERSON SPENDS

ABOUT SIX YEARS OF THEIR

LIVES DREAMING AT NIGHT.

AND MOST OF OUR DREAMS ARE

FORGOTTEN.

FOR HASSAN, THERE IS ONE

DREAM HE WILL ALWAYS

REMEMBER.

HERE IS HIS STORY.

I FELT LIKE I WAS IN A

DARK TUNNEL AND YOU COULD

JUST SEE THE LIGHT AT THE

END.

IT WAS JUST ME.

NOBODY ELSE AROUND.

Reporter: HASSAN GREW

UP ANGRY, AN EMOTION HE

DEVELOPED WHILE BEING RAISED

IN A BROKEN MUSLIM HOME.

MY MOTHER IS A GREAT

MOTHER.

SHE PRAYS EVERY SINGLE DAY.

SHE FOLLOWS THE MUSLIM

TRADITION.

MY FATHER, ON THE OTHER

HAND, HE REALLY DIDN'T

FOLLOW IT.

HE DRANK.

HE WOULD TAKE OUT HIS ANGER

ON US.

HE CHEATED ON MY MOTHER.

HE ABUSED HER.

HE ABUSED US.

MY MOM AND DAD GOT

DIVORCED.

Reporter: NEEDS AN

OUTLET FOR THIS TEMPER,

HASSAN TURNED TO HIS OLDER

BROTHER.

HE STARTED HIS OWN GANG.

IT WENT FROM FIVE PEOPLE TO

25 TO 75, AND THEN IT JUST

WENT TO HUNDREDS.

I WANTED TO BE JUST LIKE

HIM.

SO I TOLD HIM I WANTED TO

JOIN.

Reporter: AS HE ENTERED

HIGH SCHOOL,HASSAN MET

CHRISTINE, A CUTE GIRL HE

WANTED TO GET TO KNOW

BETTER.

WHEN I ASKED HER OUT, I

DIDN'T KNOW SHE WAS A

CHRISTIAN.

I TOLD HER I BELIEVE THERE

IS A GOD, BUT I DON'T

BELIEVE IN HEAVEN AND HELL.

SHE WOULDN'T THROW

CHRISTIANITY ON ME, BUT SHE

WOULD LET ME KNOW I DON'T

HAVE TO FIGHT ANYMORE, I

DON'T HAVE TO HIDE AND RUN.

SHE TOLD ME THAT JESUS DIED

FOR ME, AND HE HAS ALWAYS

BEEN FIGHTING FOR ME.

I WAS, LIKE, THERE IS NO WAY

SOMEBODY WOULD DO THAT FOR

ME.

Reporter: WHILE HASSAN

DIDN'T THINK MUCH OF

CHRISTIANITY, IT BEGAN TO

AFFECT HIS DREAMS.

I FELT LIKE I WAS IN A

DARK TUNNEL, AND YOU COULD

SEE THE LIGHT AT THE END.

IT WAS JUST ME.

THERE WAS NOBODY ELSE

AROUND.

WHEN I WAS WALKING TOWARDS

THE LIGHT, I WOULD SEE THIS

GATE.

I WOULD JUST SHAKE THE GATE

IN MY DREAMS.

SOME FIGURE, SOME IMAGE,

COMES UP TO ME AND PUTS HIS

HAND ON MY SHOULDER.

AND HE IS, LIKE, DO YOU WANT

TO GO INSIDE?

AND I WAS, LIKE, YES.

BUT HE WOULDN'T LOOK AT ME.

I WAS TELLING HIM I WANTED

TO GO IN BECAUSE IT WAS

SCARY OUT THERE.

HE TOLD ME THE ONLY WAY IN

IS THROUGH ME.

AND I SAID, YOU'VE GOT TO

LET ME IN.

ALL I HEARD WAS, LIKE, A BIG

GIGGLE, AND THAT'S WHEN I

WOKE UP.

I WOULD NEVER SEE HIS EYES.

I WOULD JUST SEE THE SIDE OF

THEM.

I WOULD ALWAYS WANT TO KNOW

WHO HE IS.

Reporter: ONE DAY WHILE

HE WAS WITH CHRISTINE,

HASSAN MET THE SAME MAN HE

HAD SEEN IN HIS DREAMS.

WE SAT ON THE CAR AND WE

WATCHED A LITTLE TV.

SHE BROUGHT PASSION OF THE

CHRIST.

AS SOON AS JESUS CAME UP, I

TOLD HER MY HEART STOPPED.

I TOLD HER, I KNOW THAT

GUY.

AND SHE IS, LIKE, IT'S

JESUS.

YOU PROBABLY HAVE SEEN HIM

BEFORE.

AND I WAS, LIKE, NO, I KNOW

HIM.

LIKE IN MY DREAMS.

AND I TOLD HER, EVEN THOUGH

IT WAS AN ACTOR ON TV, JUST

THAT IMAGE REALLY OPENED ME

UP.

IT SHOWED ME LIKE, HEY, I

KNOW THAT GUY.

AND THAT'S THE GUY THAT HAS

BEEN WITH ME SINCE I'VE HAD

ALL OF THESE DREAMS, SINCE

I'VE BEEN IN THE GANG.

Reporter: HASSAN

DECIDED TO RENOUNCE HIS TIES

WITH HIS BROTHER'S GANG.

I WENT TO MY BROTHER AND

TOLD HIM I WANT OUT.

I'M TIRED OF HURTING PEOPLE

AND SEEING BLOOD.

I WANT TO GET AWAY WITH IT.

THE DAY THEY WERE ALL

SUPPOSED TO BEAT ME OUT OF

THE GANG, MY BROTHER

WAS, LIKE, ARE YOU READY?

AND THERE WAS LIKE HUNDREDS

OF PEOPLE, AND I THOUGHT

THEY WERE GOING TO BEAT ME.

AND NOBODY WOULD MOVE.

MY BROTHER WAS LIKE, IT IS

TIME FOR US TO ALL GIVE THIS

UP.

MY DECISION HELPED BREAK THE

GANG APART.

Reporter: CHRISTINE

CONTINUED TO TALK TO HASSAN

ABOUT JESUS.

HE AGREED, EVENTUALLY, TO GO

TO CHURCH.

HE WAS NOT PREPARED FOR WHAT

HE SAW.

THIS GIRL WALKS ON STAGE,

AND SHE SAYS, REBORN.

AND IT WAS MY LITTLE

SISTER.

AFTER SEEING MY SISTER GET

BAPTIZED, I STARTED THINKING

ABOUT IT.

I'M LIKE, WOW, I THINK IT IS

TIME FOR ME TO GET

BAPTIZED.

ONE DAY IN JANUARY, I TODD

UP AND I WALKED FORWARD.

AND I ACCEPTED CHRIST.

THAT DAY WHEN I GOT

BAPTIZED, WHEN I WAS COMING

UP, I FELT LIKE SOMEBODY WAS

TRYING TO PULL ME BACK

DOWN.

I COULD FEEL THE CHAINS JUST

BREAKING.

WHEN I CAME UP, I TOOK THE

BIGGEST BREATH.

I FELT SO RELIEVED BECAUSE I

FELT LIKE I WAS FREE.

Reporter: AND THEN HIS

MUSLIM FAMILY FOUND OUT HE

WAS A CHRISTIAN.

I WOULD NOT TELL MY MOM

THAT I KNEW MY SISTER WAS A

CHRISTIAN.

MY BROTHERS WOULDN'T TALK TO

ME.

MY OTHER SISTER WOULDN'T

TALK TO ME.

MY MOM TOLD ME TO LEAVE THE

HOUSE.

I TOLD GOD, IS THIS REALLY

WHAT YOU'RE GOING TO PUT ME

THROUGH?

ONE DAY I SAID, GOD, I MADE

THE DECISION TO BE A

CHRISTIAN.

I KNOW THIS IS NOT GOING TO

BE EASY.

I LOVE MY FAMILY.

WHATEVER I'VE GOT TO DO,

I'LL DO IT.

THE NEXT MORNING MY MOM

CALLS ME.

AND SHE WAS, LIKE, HEY, DO

YOU WANT TO COME OVER.

AND I WAS, LIKE, YEAH.

WE TALKED AND SHE CRIED.

SHE WASN'T HAPPY WITH MY

DECISION, BUT SHE WASN'T

GOING TO LET ME GO BECAUSE

HER SON.

I WOULD JUST TELL HER I'M A

BETTER PERSON NOW SINCE I

FOUND JESUS.

I'M NOT THE SAME GUY I USED

TO BE.

FROM THEN AND NOW, ME AND MY

MOM ARE CLOSER THAN WE HAVE

EVER BEEN.

ME AND ALL OF MY BROTHERS

AND SISTERS, WE TALK EACH

AND EVERY DAY.

AND THE HOUSE IS SO MUCH

MORE PEACEFUL NOW.

IN MY DREAM, I WOULD KNOCK

ON THE GATES AND NOBODY

WOULD ANSWER.

I WOULD YELL, IS ANYBODY

GOING TO LET ME IN?

IS SOMEBODY THERE?

WHEN I FOUND CHRIST, THAT'S

WHEN MY HEART, LIKE, FELT

WHOLE AGAIN.

HE HAS ALWAYS BEEN BY MY

SIDE.

HE HAS ALWAYS BEEN BY MY

SIDE FROM DAY ONE UNTIL

NOW.

Gordon: WHAT AN AMAZING

DREAM.

LOTS OF US HAVE DREAMS.

ALL OF US HAVE DREAMS.

SOME OF US HAVE DREAMS THAT

ARE FROM GOD.

AND HOW DO YOU TELL THE

DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A

GOD-INSPIRED DREAM AND ONE

THAT IS FROM YOUR OWN?

AND WHERE DO YOU GO WITH

THIS?

HOW DO YOU DISCERN IS THIS

TRUE?

AND IS IT FROM GOD?

WELL, THE EASIEST WAY IS,

DOES IT AGREE WITH THE

BIBLE?

IS WHAT YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT

AND DREAMING ABOUT, IS THAT

IIN ACCORD WITH WHAT IS

ALREADY WRITTEN IN THE

BIBLE?

THERE IS THE REASON WE CALL

THE BIBLE THE CANON.

CANON IS A LATIN WORD AND IT

MEANS RULE.

AND IT IS THE RULER.

SO IT IS LIKE A MEASURING

STICK, IF YOU WILL.

THAT YOU MEASURE YOUR

SPIRITUAL EXPERIENCE AGAINST

THE RULE OF THE CANON, AND

DOES IT LINE UP WITH THAT?

AND IF IT DOES, THEN, YAY,

IT'S FROM GOD.

FOR HASSAN'S DREAM, HERE IS

A BIBLE VERSE THAT DIRECTLY

LINES UP WITH WHAT HE

EXPERIENCED AT THAT GATE.

IT'S JOHN 14: 6: "I AM THE

WAY, THE TRUTH, AND THE

LIFE.

NO ONE CAN COME TO THE

FATHER EXCEPT THROUGH ME."

AND THAT'S WHAT JESUS TOLD

HASSAN IN HIS DREAM.

HE WAS A MUSLIM.

HE DOESN'T KNOW THE BIBLE.

HE NEVER READ THAT VERSE

BEFORE.

BUT HERE HE IS IN A DREAM

AND HE HAS GONE THROUGH A

TUNNEL AND HE KNOWS, I NEED

TO GET THROUGH THIS GATE.

I NEED TO ENTER INTO THIS.

AND JESUS TELLS HIM, I'M THE

WAY.

YOU CAN'T GO THROUGH UNLESS

THROUGH ME.

NOW, IS THAT BIBLICAL?

THE MERE FACT THAT JESUS CAN

SHOW UP IN A DREAM?

IS THAT BIBLICAL?

AGAIN, YOU FIND THAT IN THE

BIBLE, IN THE SAME GOSPEL.

THE GOSPEL OF JOHN, CHAPTER

14.

"THOSE WHO ACCEPT MY

COMMANDMENTS AND OBEY THEM

ARE THE ONES WHO LOVE ME.

AND BECAUSE THEY LOVE ME, MY

FATHER WILL LOVE THEM, AND I

WILL LOVE THEM AND REVEAL

MYSELF TO EACH OF THEM."

GOD PROMISES, JESUS PROMISES

HE'LL SHOW UP.

HE'LL MANIFEST HIMSELF.

WITH HASSAN, HOW DID GOD

KNOW?

WELL, HE KNEW HE WOULD

ACCEPT HIM.

THAT HE WOULD OBEY HIM.

EVEN WHEN THINGS GOT TOUGH,

EVEN WHEN HE SAID, YOU NEED

TO SEPARATE FROM YOUR

FAMILY.

YOU NEED TO FOLLOW ME.

YOU DON'T NEED TO FOLLOW

ISLAM ANYMORE.

HIS MOTHER CAME TO HIM AND

SAID, YOU CAN'T LIVE HERE

ANYMORE.

AND THAT'S A TOUGH THING.

AND THEN HE PRAYED.

HE SAID, OKAY, I'LL FOLLOW

JESUS.

AND HE PRAYED AND HE ASKED

HIM, YOU'VE GOT TO HELP ME

HERE.

AND HE ANSWERED HIM.

AND SO HE FULFILLED, AFTER

THE DREAM -- WHICH IS

CURIOUS, HE FULFILLED IT

AFTER THE DREAM.

THAT HE WOULD BE THE ONE WHO

WOULD OBEY, AND HE WOULD

SHOW HIS LOVE FOR HIM BY

OBEDIENCE.

IN THAT, HE GOT THE

MANIFESTATION OF JESUS

APPEARING TO HIM.

JESUS WILL DO THAT FOR YOU,

TOO.

THAT PROMISE IS FOR

EVERYONE, THAT IF YOU LOVE

HIM, IF YOU SHOW YOUR LOVE

BY OBEDIENCE, BY OBEYING

WHAT HE ASKS YOU TO DO, IF

YOU DO THAT, HE'LL SHOW UP

AND HE'LL MANIFEST HIMSELF

TO YOU.

NOW, YOU MAY ASK THE

QUESTION, WHY DOES GOD DO

THAT TO SOME PEOPLE?

WHY DOESN'T HE SHOW UP TO

EVERYBODY SIMULTANEOUSLY?

HERE IS THE ANSWER BECAUSE

ONE OF THE DISCIPLES ASKED

THAT VERY QUESTION IN THE

SAME CHAPTER IN JOHN.

"LORD, WHY ARE YOU GOING TO

REVEAL YOURSELF OW ONLY TO

US AND NOT TO THE WORLD AT

LARGE."

JESUS REPLIED, "ALL WHO LOVE

ME WILL DO WHAT I SAY.

MY FATHER WILL LOVE THEM,

AND WE WILL COME AND MAKE

OUR HOME WITH EACH OF THEM.

ANYONE WHO DOESN'T LOVE ME

WILL NOT OBEY ME."

AND THAT'S THE TASK.

AND THAT'S THE REASON.

SO IF YOU WANT TO HAVE GOD

IN YOUR HEART, IF YOU WANT

TO HAVE JESUS MANIFEST

HIMSELF TO YOU, THE

QUICKEST, THE EASIEST, AND

THE SHORTEST PATH TO THAT IS

TO RESOLVE I'LL OBEY HIM.

I'LL LOVE HIM SO MANY THAT

I'LL OBEY WHAT HE ASKED ME

TO DO.

IF YOU'RE CONCERNED WHY IS

GOD SHOWING UP TO MUSLIMS,

WHY IS HE SHOWING UP TO

HINDUS, TO BUDDHISTS, TO

CONFUSIONISTS?

WELL, IT'S HIS PROMISE IN

JOEL 2: "I WILL POUR OUT MY

SPIRIT UPON ALL PEOPLE."

UNDER LINE THAT ONE.

HE WANTS HIS SPIRIT UPON ALL

PEOPLE.

ANY RACE, ANY CULTURE, ANY

RELIGION.

HE WANTS HIS SPIRIT POURED

OUT ON ALL OF THEM BECAUSE

HE CONSIDERS ALL OF US TO BE

HIS CHILDREN.

AND HE WANTS TO REDEEM US.

SO HE SAYS, I WILL POUR OUT

MY SPIRIT ON ALL FLESH, ALL

PEOPLE.

YOUR SONS AND YOUR DAUGHTERS

WILL PROPHESY, AND YOUR

YOUNG DAUGHTERS WILL DREAM

DREAMS, AND YOUR YOUNG SONS

WILL SEE VISIONS.

MAKE THAT A PROMISE TO

YOURSELF, I WANT TO OBEY

GOD.

I WANT TO LOVE HIM.

AND THEN ASK HIM, WILL YOU

SHOW UP FOR ME?

WILL YOU POUR OUT YOUR

SPIRIT ON ME?

WILL YOU FILL ME TO

OVERFLOWING SO I CAN KNOW

YOU?

IF YOU PRAY THAT WITH ALL OF

YOUR HEART, HE'LL COME TO

YOU.

HE'LL MANIFEST HIMSELF TO

YOU BECAUSE THAT'S HIS

PROMISE.

WELL, COMING UP, A WOMAN WHO

CARRIED A POTENTIALLY FATAL

DISEASE IS HEALED AFTER A

DREAM.

HER STORY IS UP NEXT.

DON'T GO AWAY.

Gordon: WHEN SANGITA

DEVELOPED CRIPPLING

HEADACHES, SHE TRIED

EVERYTHING TO MAKE THEM GO

AWAY, BUT NOTHING WORKED

UNTIL SHE HAD A DREAM.

Reporter: FOR FIVE

YEARS, SANGITA SUFFERED FROM

PARALYZING HEADACHES.

SHE WAS DIAGNOSED WITH

HYDROCEPHALUS, A POTENTIALLY

DEADLY BUILT-UP OF FLUID

INSIDE THE SKULL.

I COULDN'T DO ANY WORK OR

EVEN GET OUT OF BED.

I FELT LIKE I WAS GOING

CRAZY.

I DIDN'T WANT ANYONE TO TALK

TO ME.

Reporter: SANGITA

PRAYED TO HER HINDU GODS FOR

HEALING.

AND SHE ALSO TRIED DIFFERENT

MEDICATIONS, BUT NOTHING

SEEMED TO WORK.

I CRIED A LOT.

I THOUGHT, OH, GOD, WHAT IS

HAPPENING TO ME.

PLEASE TAKE MY LIFE.

BUT RIGHT AT THAT VERY

MOMENT, I FELT A STRONG URGE

TO TURN ON THE TV.

Reporter: SHE CAME

ACROSS CBN INDIA'S PROGRAM,

WHICH MEANS "A BRAND NEW

LIFE."

THE HOST ASKED PEOPLE TO

JOIN HIM IN PRAYER.

I REPEATED WHAT HE SAID.

AND THEN HE TOLD US WE COULD

CALL IN FOR MORE PRAYER.

Reporter: THE

COUNSELLOR PRAYED WITH HER

FOR HEALING AND FINANCES.

HE SAID THERE IS NOTHING

IMPOSSIBLE WITH GOD.

I TOLD HIM THAT I HAVE LOST

SO MUCH.

BUT HE SAID THAT EVERYTHING

I LOST, JESUS WOULD GIVE ME

DOUBLE.

Reporter: THAT NIGHT

SANGITA HAD A DREAM.

I SAW A CROSS WITH A

BRIGHT WARM LIGHT RADIATING

FROM THE CENTER OF IT.

I FELT SO COMFORTED.

I FELT THE ENTIRE SICKNESS

WAS LEAVING MY BODY.

THEN I SUDDENLY WOKE UP.

I FELT SO LIGHT, SO GOOD.

Reporter: SANGITA KNEW

THAT JESUS CHRIST HAD HEALED

HER.

SHE IMMEDIATELY PRAYED TO

ACCEPT HIM AS HER LORD AND

SAVIOR.

AND SHE WASN'T A BIT

SURPRISED WHEN HER DOCTOR

TOLD HER SHE NO LONGER HAD

HYDROCEPHALUS.

EVERYONE ELSE WAS SO

AMAZED.

THEY STILL ARE.

BECAUSE ALL OF MY NEIGHBORS

KNEW THAT I COULDN'T DO

ANYTHING BEFORE, BUT NOW I

HAVE SO MUCH ENERGY THAT I

CAN DO TWICE THE AMOUNT OF

WORK THAT I COULD BEFORE

EVER GETTING SICK.

Reporter: SANGITA

CONTINUES TO LEARN MORE

ABOUT JESUS BY GOING TO

CHURCH, READING THE BIBLE,

AND WATCHING CBN'S PROGRAM.

I WATCH THE PROGRAM EVERY

DAY.

IT REALLY COMFORTS ME.

Reporter: SHE AND HER

HUSBAND OPENED A SMALL SHOP,

WHICH ALLOWED THEM TO PAY

OFF THEIR MEDICAL BILLS AND

SUPPORT THEIR FAMILY.

I'M VERY HAPPY.

MY GREATEST JOY IS THAT I

MET MY SAVIOR.

Gordon: YOU CAN BE A

PART OF PREACHING THE GOSPEL

AROUND THE WORLD.

WE HAVE 15 PRODUCTION

CENTERS LOCATED

STRATEGICALLY, WHERE WE

TRAIN CHRISTIANS HOW TO DO

CHRISTIAN TELEVISION IN

THEIR OWN LANGUAGE.

WHERE THEY ARE

BROADCASTING -- IN THAT SHOW

YOU JUST WATCHED, THEY'RE

BROADCASTING IN HINDI,

REACHING A POTENTIAL

300 MILLION PEOPLE WITH THE

GOSPEL, TO LET THEM KNOW

THERE IS A GOD WHO LOVES

THEM, WHO CARES FOR THEM,

WANTS TO HEAL THEM, WANTS TO

SHOW UP FOR THEIR DREAM.

IF THAT'S PART OF WHAT YOU

WANT TO DO WITH YOUR LIFE,

IF YOU WANT TO CONTRIBUTE TO

THIS, TO SEE THE GOSPEL GO

AROUND THE WORLD, IT'S REAL

EASY.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS JOIN

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I WANT TO HELP PEOPLE.

I WANT TO PREACH THE GOSPEL

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A PORTION OF EVERY GIFT GOES

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INTERNATIONAL TO DO JUST

THAT.

ANOTHER PORTION GOES INTO

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PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD.

IF YOU WANT TO BE A PART OF

EVERYTHING WE DO, JOIN "THE

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IT IS EASY.

PICK UP THE PHONE.

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WELL, COMING UP, A DREAM ONE

AUTHOR COULD NEVER HAVE

SCRIPTED.

FIND OUT WHAT SHE SAW WHEN

WE COME BACK.

Gordon: AS AN AUTHOR,

REBECCA FISHER PENNED THE

NOVEL "ALL OF THE WRONG

PLACES," BUT SHE DIDN'T JUST

WRITE THE STORY.

SHE LIVED IT.

Reporter: ONE STORY SHE

WROTE WAS PERSONAL.

I WROTE A SHORT STORY,

AND I COULDN'T GET THIS

IMAGE OUT OF MY MIND, THIS

YOUNG WOMAN FLEEING FROM

THIS ABUSIVE MARRIAGE.

Reporter: FROM THIS

SHORT STORY, REBECCA WROTE

HER FIRST BOOK, THE STORY OF

HER LIFE.

REBECCA GREW UP IN A BUSY

HOUSEHOLD WITH THREE

SIBLINGS AND WORKING

PARENTS.

SHE FELT LIKE SHE WAS

INVISIBLE.

THE NEED FOR ATTENTION GREW

STRONGER AS SHE ENTERED HER

TEENAGED YEARS.

EVEN THOUGH SHE TRIED TO

COVER IT UP.

I WAS PRETTY GOOD AT

HIDING A LOT OF THINGS.

ON THE SURFACE, I WAS FINE.

I LOOKED HAPPY.

Reporter: REBECCA WENT

TO CHURCH AS A CHILD.

SHE WAS A GOOD KID.

BUT ONCE SHE DISCOVERED BOYS

AND PARTYING, ANY STRENGTH

SHE ONCE HAD WAS REPLACED

WITH RECKLESS LIVING.

ALL OF THOSE THINGS WITH

THE BOYS AND THE PARTYING,

IT JUST GOT TO THAT BREAKING

POINT AND I FOUND MYSELF

PREGNANT WITH A MAN I HARDLY

KNEW AT ALL.

Reporter: REBECCA

BELIEVED THE RIGHT THING TO

DO WAS TO MARRY THE FATHER

OF HER CHILD.

AFTER THE WEDDING, THEY

MOVED INTO AN APARTMENT

ATTACHED TO THE FUNERAL HOME

WHERE HER HUSBAND WORKED.

REBECCA WAS NOW CONFRONTED

BY DEATH EVERY DAY.

AND STARTED ASKING

QUESTIONS.

WHERE DID THEY GO?

CLEARLY SOMETHING IS MISSING

FROM THIS BODY?

WHAT IS IT?

AND WHAT DOES THAT MEAN FOR

ME AND THIS NEW BABY?

HERE I HAVE THIS BRAND NEW

BABY, A NEW LIFE, AND I'M

BRINGING IT HOME TO A PLACE

OF DEATH.

Reporter: THAT WASN'T

THE ONLY PROBLEM.

REBECCA'S MARRIAGE THAT

STRUGGLED FROM THE

BEGINNING.

AS TIME WENT ON, HER HUSBAND

BECAME VERBALLY ABUSIVE AND

EVEN THREATENED TO KILL

HER.

REBECCA KNEW SHE HAD TO

LEAVE.

EVENTUALLY THE MARRIAGE

ENDED.

THAT WAS FRIGHTENING, TO

BE ON MY OWN WITH THIS

LITTLE BABY.

BEING A SINGLE MOM IS

PROBABLY THE HARDEST THING I

HAVE EVER DONE.

Reporter: WITH LITTLE

MONEY, NO JOB, AND NOWHERE

TO GO, REBECCA REMEMBERED

SOME OF THE THINGS SHE

LEARNED IN CHURCH AS A YOUNG

GIRL.

I HAD SOMEONE TELL ME

THAT YOU HAVE TO NEED GOD

LIKE A DROWNING MAN NEEDS

AIR.

AND THAT'S WHEN YOU

EXPERIENCE HIM.

AND THAT'S WHERE I WAS.

I WAS DROWNING AND

DESPERATE, AND I CRIED OUT

TO HIM, AND ALL OF A SUDDEN

EVERYWHERE I TURNED WERE

PEOPLE WHO WERE LOVING ME

UNCONDITIONALLY.

I HAD NEVER FELT THAT

BEFORE, EVER.

Reporter: REBECCA FOUND

WORK AND ENROLLED IN

COLLEGE.

THERE WERE DIFFICULT TIMES,

BUT SHE BELIEVED GOD WAS

PROVIDING FOR HER.

IT DIDN'T TAKE LONG

BEFORE I STARTED SAYING,

OKAY, WHAT ABOUT THIS JESUS

THING?

WHAT IS THAT?

WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?

AND I WOULD CRY OUT TO HIM

AGAIN, PLEASE TELL ME.

IF THIS IS REAL, PLEASE TELL

ME.

Reporter: REBECCA GOT

HER ANSWER IN A DREAM.

I WAS RUNNING, FOR SOME

REASON, HOLDING MY DAUGHTER

AND RUNNING THROUGH A

FOREST.

WE CAME TO AN OPENING, AND

THERE WERE THREE RIVERS IN

THIS FOREST.

SOMETHING CAUGHT MY

ATTENTION AND I LOOKED TO

THE RIVER OF LAVA, AND THERE

WAS JESUS STANDING.

I WASN'T AFRAID ANYMORE.

HE COMFORTED ME.

AND I DID IT.

I WOKE UP AND I KNEW EVEN

THROUGH A RIVER OF LAVA, HE

COULD BRING ME PEACE.

IT WAS JUST LIKE MY LIFE AT

THAT TIME, IT WAS SUCH

TURMOIL, AND HE BROUGHT ME

PEACE THROUGH ALL OF IT.

Reporter: REBECCA GAVE

HER LIFE TO CHRIST AFTER THE

DREAM.

SHE MET AND MARRIED JEFF,

WHO ALSO HAD A DAUGHTER AND

A STORY SIMILAR TO

REBECCA'S.

OVEOVER THE YEARS, THEIR

FAITH IN JESUS HAS GROWN AS

THEY RAISE TWO TEENAGED

DAUGHTERS TOGETHER.

I LOOK BACK AND I CAN'T

BELIEVE IT.

I NEVER WOULD HAVE THOUGHT

SITTING ON OUR COUCH IN THE

MORTUARY THAT I WOULD BE

HERE ONE DAY.

Reporter: AS REBECCA

WRITES TODAY, SHE REFLECTS

ON HOW FAR SHE HAS COME.

SHE SAYS IT IS ALL BECAUSE

JESUS CHRIST GAVE HER A NEW

LIFE.

I DON'T NECESSARILY

DESERVE IT.

I DON'T KNOW THAT ANY OF US

DESERVE THE LIFE HE HAS IN

STORE FOR US.

BUT HE HAS IT TO OFFER, AND

WE JUST HAVE TO BECOME

WILLING TO TAKE IT.

Gordon: ARE YOU WILLING

TO TAKE IT?

ARE YOU WILLING TO TAKE IT

TODAY?

IF YOU WANT TO MEET HIM, IF

YOU WANT TO KNOW HIM, IF YOU

WANT TO KNOW THAT POWER,

THAT EVEN IN THE MIDDLE OF A

RIVER OF LAVA YOU CAN FEEL

PEACE, YOU CAN FEEL SAFE,

YOU CAN FEEL SECURE BECAUSE

YOU KNOW HE IS WITH YOU.

THAT'S WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS.

"YAY THOUGH I WALK THROUGH

THE VALLEY OF THE SHADOW OF

DEATH, I SHALL FEAR NO EVIL

FOR THOU ART WITH ME."

KNOW THAT HE IS LOOKING FOR

YOU RIGHT NOW.

HERE IS THE PROMISE FROM

JESUS: "BEHOLD, I STAND AT

THE DOOR AND KNOCK.

IF ANYONE HEAR MY VOICE AND

OPEN THE DOOR, I'LL COME

IN."

IF YOU WANT HIM IN, JUST

OPEN THE DOOR.

JUST ASK HIM.

IF YOU WANT TO DO THAT RIGHT

NOW, JUST BOW YOUR HEAD WITH

ME.

LET'S PRAY A VERY SIMPLE

PRAYER, AND JESUS WILL COME

TO YOU.

HE PROMISES TO.

AND HE'LL BE WITH YOU.

HE'LL SEE YOU THROUGH ANY

DIFFICULTY.

AND YOU CAN HAVE THAT PEACE

THAT SURPASSES ALL

UNDERSTANDING.

PRAY WITH ME.

JESUS -- THAT'S RIGHT, JUST

SAY HIS NAME.

SAY IT OUT LOUD.

JESUS, I COME TO YOU AND I

OPEN THE DOOR OF MY HEART

AND I ASK THAT YOU COME IN.

I ASK THAT YOU MAKE ME NEW

AGAIN, THAT YOU MAKE ME

WHOLE.

THAT YOU FORGIVE ME OF THE

THINGS THAT I'VE DONE WRONG,

THAT YOU WOULD SET ME ON THE

RIGHT PATH.

AND THAT YOU WOULD GUARD AND

PROTECT ME.

AND, JESUS, I ASK RIGHT NOW

THAT YOU FORGIVE ME OF ALL

OF THE THINGS THAT I'VE DONE

WRONG, THAT YOU SET ME FREE

FROM THAT.

AND IF YOU'LL DO THIS, I

WANT TO FOLLOW YOU ALL THE

DAYS OF MY LIFE.

HEAR MY PRAYER, FOR I ASK IT

IN JESUS' NAME.

FATHER, FOR THOSE WHO JUST

PRAYED, I ASK FOR A BAPTISM

IN YOUR LOVE.

I ASK THAT YOU FILL THEM TO

OVERFLOWING, WITH JOY AND

PEACE AND THE RIGHTEOUSNESS

THAT COMES FROM YOU.

DO IT NOW, FOR WE ASK IT IN

JESUS' NAME.

AMEN.

IF YOU PRAYED WITH ME, THE

BIBLE SAYS THAT IF YOU'LL

BELIEVE IN YOUR HEART AND

THEN CONFESS WITH YOUR

MOUTH, YOU SHALL BE SAVED.

I MADE IT EASY FOR YOU TO DO

THAT.

ALL HAVE YOU TO DO IS CALL A

TOLL-FREE NUMBER.

1-888-777-1999.

WHEN YOU CALL, JUST SAY, I

PRAYED WITH THAT GUY ON TV.

I ASKED JESUS TO COME INTO

MY HEART.

I'VE GOT SOMETHING FOR YOU.

IT IS A C.D. TEACHING.

WHAT DO YOU DO NOW?

HOW DO YOU LIVE THE

CHRISTIAN LIFE?

WHAT DO CHRISTIANS BELIEVE?

WHAT ARE THE FOUNDATIONS OF

THE FAITH?

IT IS ALL FREE.

THE PHONE CALL IS FREE.

DO IT NOW, 1-888-777-1999.

WELL, THIS IS "700 CLUB

INTERACTIVE," WHERE WE

INTERACT WITH YOU.

AND WE'VE GOT SOME CHATS IN

OUR CHATROOM, SO LET'S GO

OVER TO DIMITRIA.

ANGELA WRITES IN, "I'M

MARRIED AND FAITHFUL TO MY

HUSBAND, BUT I HAVE A LOT OF

DREAMS ABOUT INFIDELITY WITH

PEOPLE I DON'T EVEN KNOW.

DOES THAT MEAN I'M GOING TO

CHEAT ON HIM?"

Gordon: ANGELA, NO, IT

DOESN'T MEAN YOU'RE GOING TO

CHEAT ON HIM.

WHAT IT MEANS IS YOUR UNDER

A SPIRITUAL ATTACK.

AND IT'S AIMED AT YOUR

FIDELITY TO YOUR MARRIAGE

AND YOUR BEING ENTICED

AWAY.

THERE ARE TWO THINGS I

RECOMMEND FOR YOU: NUMBER

ONE, WHEN YOU GO TO SLEEP

TONIGHT, BIND THAT AND

COMMAND IT TO LEAVE AND NOT

BE PART OF YOUR DREAM LIFE.

AND SEE IF THAT HANDLES IT

AND TAKES CARE OF IT.

IF IT DOESN'T, THE NUMBER

ONE THING I RECOMMEND FOR

ANYONE WITH HAVING SEXUAL

THOUGHTS OR THAT ARE

DOMINATING YOU, AND IT JUST

KEEPS COMING BACK, GO ON AN

EXTENDED FAST.

I'M NOT JUST TALKING ONE OR

TWO DAYS.

BUT FAST FOR A WHOLE WEEK

AND YOU CAN BREAK THAT IN

YOUR LIFE.

IT CAN COME OUT THROUGH

PRAYER AND FASTING.

WE LEAVE YOU WITH THESE

WORDS FROM AMOS 3: "IN

"INDEED, THE SOVEREIGN LORD

NEVER DOES ANYTHING UNTIL HE

REVEALS HIS PLANS TO HIS

SERVANTS, THE PROPHETS."

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