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700 Club Interactive: Wrestling for My Life - March 23, 2015

The “Heartbreak Kid” himself, Shawn Michaels, struts into the 700 Club Interactive ring! Read Transcript


Gordon: HE HAS BEEN

CALLED THE GREATEST SHOWMAN

EVER IN PRO WRESTLING

HISTORY.

SEAN MICHAELS SHOWS US HOW

HIS LIFE STARTED LOOKING UP

THE DAY HE HIT ROCK BOTTOM.

ON TODAY'S "700 CLUB

INTERACTIVE."

Gordon: 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.

IF YOU'RE A FAN OF WWE

WRESTLING, YOU'RE GOING TO

LOVE OUR GUEST TODAY.

HE IS ONE OF MOST FAMOUS

NAMES IN THE HISTORY OF THE

SPORT.

SEAN MICHAELS, ALSO KNOWN AS

THE SHOW.

SHOW STOPPER,

JOINS US.

Terry: HIS BAD BOY WAYS

GOT HIS THROWN OUT OF THE

RING AND INTO HIS OWN

PERSONAL HELL.

Reporter: THE SHOW

STOPPER, THE HEART BREAK

KID, THESE ARE JUST A COUPLE

NAMES GIVEN TO WWE SEAN

MICHAELS, AND HE WORE THEM

PROUDLY.

I JUST COULDN'T GET

ENOUGH OF IT.

Reporter: IN HIS CLIMB

TO THE TOP OF PRO WRESTLING,

SEAN ALSO BECAME KNOWN AS A

TROUBLE-MAKER, AND THAT GOT

HIM FIRED FROM THE WWE, AND

THEN HE TURNED TO DRUGS.

I WAS A GOOD DRUG

ADDICT -- I SUPPOSE I HID IT

BETTER.

Reporter: SEAN WAS

WRESTLING FOR HIS LIFE, BUT

THAT WAS ABOUT TO CHANGE.

Terry: SEAN, GREAT TO

HAVE YOU WITH US ON

INTERACTIVE.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

Terry: HOW MUCH OF THAT

IS REAL AND HOW MUCH OF IT

IS HAPPENSTANCE.

THE

PHYSICALITY ALL REAL, BUT IT

IS SET UP, WHO IS GOING TO

WIN.

Terry: YOU PRACTICE

THOSE MOVES?

THE OLDER GUYS, LIKE ME,

WE JUST GO OUT AND DO IT.

WE SET UP THINGS HERE AND

THERE, BUT FOR THE MOST

PART, THAT'S SORT OF WHAT WE

BELIEVE IS THE TALENT.

THE ART BEHIND IT IS BEING

ABLE TO MAKE IT LOOK LIKE IT

IS SOMETHING YOU'VE

PRACTICED A WHOLE BUNCH.

Terry: AND NOT KILL

YOURSELF.

YES.

AND THE KEY IS TO NOT INJURY

ONE ANOTHER, BUT YOU GET

HURT ALL OF THE TIME.

IT IS ALMOST CONTROLLED

VIOLENCE, THE WAY I LIKE TO

TERM IT.

Terry: THAT'S A GOOD

TERM FOR IT.

IN YOUR BOOK, CALLED

"WRESTLING FOR MY LIFE," YOU

SAID YOU CAN BECOME A WINNER

IN THE BUSINESS AND A LOSER

IN LIFE.

WHAT DID YOU MEAN BY THAT?

CLEARLY IN A PROFESSIONAL

STANDPOINT, AND WHAT US

CHRISTIANS KNOW AS A WORLDLY

STANDPOINT, I WAS THE HEAVY

CHAMPION, I WAS THE MAIN

EVENT IN WRESTLE MANIAS,

CERTAINLY IT LOOKED LIKE I

HAD EVERYTHING.

BUT PERSONALLY I DID NOT.

I WAS STRUGGLING NOT ONLY

WITH WHO I WAS, BUT GETTING

CAUGHT UP IN THE LIFESTYLE

AND THE FAME AND SOME OF THE

FORTUNE, ALL OF THOSE

THINGS.

BUT I WASN'T DOING IT IN A

VERY HAPPY RESPECT.

I WAS STILL VERY ANGRY AND

BITTER.

AND I WAS ESCAPING, AND I

DID THAT THROUGH PILLS,

BOOZE, YOU NAME IT.

Terry: WHAT WAS FINALLY

ROCK BOTTOM FOR YOU.

IF YOU'VE GOT ALL OF THIS

AND YOU'RE STILL UNHAPPY,

DID THAT LEAVE A GAPING HOLE

IN YOUR HEART?

IT DID.

IT BOTHER ME A BUNCH.

I DIDN'T KNOW WHY IT WAS

THAT WAY.

I EVENTUALLY GOT INJURED,

AND I WAS TOLD I WOULD NEVER

WRESTLE AGAIN.

AND NOW THINGS ARE REALLY

SPINNING OUT OF CONTROL.

AND I THOUGHT I DIDN'T DEAL

WITH IT WHEN THINGS WERE

GOING WELL, I WASN'T DEALING

WITH IT WELL, WHEN THINGS

WENT BAD.

LO AND BEHOLD, I MET THIS

WOMAN AND WE GOT MARRIED

VERY, VERY QUICKLY, AND WE

STARTED A FAMILY.

AND IN MY MIND, I'M

THINKING, OH, MY GOODNESS,

YOU HAVE GOT TO GET IT

TOGETHER, MYSTERY.

MISTER.

AND IN MY OWN STRENGTH, I

TRIED, AND I WAS MAKING

LITTLE IMPROVEMENTS.

BUT TWO YEARS INTO MY SON'S

LIFE I WASN'T ANY BETTER,

AND ONE NIGHT IT WAS VERY

QUIET, AND WE HAVE A PIZZA

AND COOKIES NIGHT, AND WE

NOW HAVE THEM WITH MY

DAUGHTER, BUT AT THAT TIME

MY SON WAS TWO.

AND HE STARTED CRAWLING ON

ME AND HE SAID, DADDY IS

TIRED.

THAT CUT ME TO THE CORE.

HE WAS BEGINNING TO SEE IT

NOW.

THAT WAS THE DAY I SAID,

LOOK, YOU'VE GOT TO CHANGE.

Terry: DID YOU EVEN

KNOW HOW TO, THOUGH?

THE THING IS, I WAS

RAISED CATHOLIC, AND

THANKFULLY THE GIRL THAT I

MARRIED WAS A CHRISTIAN

GIRL.

OUR FIRST CONVERSATION SHE

ASKED ME IF I BELIEVED IN

JESUS, AND I TOLD HER I DID,

BUT CLEARLY I DIDN'T

KNOW HIM.

I WAS RAISED IN THE CHURCH,

SO I KNEW WHAT I WAS LOOKING

FOR WAS IN THAT BUILDING.

AND THAT'S EVENTUALLY WHERE

I WENT BACK TO.

BUT IT WASN'T THE BUILDING

THAT DID IT FOR ME.

IT WAS A GENTLEMAN BEING SO

KIND LED ME TO THE SINNER'S

PRAYER, AND I WEPT LIKE A

BABY, AND FROM THAT DAY ON,

EVERYTHING CHANGED.

Terry: TELL ME WHAT

CHANGED IN YOUR LIFE AND HOW

GOD CHANGED YOU?

BECAUSE YOU HAD A NUMBER OF

THINGS GOING ON THAT WERE

SORT OF DIVERTING YOU TO

ANOTHER PATH.

YOU INVITE CHRIST INTO YOUR

LIFE, AND YOU COME TO THE

PLACE WHERE YOU'RE ON YOUR

FACE BEFORE HIM.

AND DID YOU KNOW WHAT NEEDED

TO BE CHANGED?

FOR ME, IT WAS EVERYTHING

ABOUT ME AS A HUSBAND AND A

FATHER.

THE WRESTLING WAS DONE NOW.

IN MY MIND, I WAS NEVER

GOING TO WRESTLE AGAIN.

SO I REALLY WANTED TO BE A

GOOD HUSBAND AND A GOOD

FATHER.

AND I THINK THAT'S WHY THE

LORD TOOK ME OUT OF THE

WRESTLING BUSINESS, SO I

COULD JUST FOCUS ON THE

ONE.

AND I REALLY DID.

AND TO THIS DAY, I

EVENTUALLY WENT BACK, IN

2002, AND WRESTLED FOR

ANOTHER EIGHT YEARS, BUT I

NEVER FORSOOKE MY ROLE AS

HUSBAND AND FATHER.

WRESTLING TOOK A BAD SEAT TO

HUSBAND AND DADDY.

Terry: YOU WERE SORT OF

A BAD BOY IN WRESTLING.

HOW DID PEOPLE REACT WHEN

YOU CAME BACK?

THERE WAS A LOT OF

SKEPTICISM AND CYNICISM.

FROM A COMPANY STANDPOINT,

THEY WERE HAPPY ABOUT IT.

IT WASN'T TOO LONG AND THEY

COULD SEE, OKAY, THIS IS NOT

THE SAME GUY.

COLLEAGUES AND PEERS, THEY

NEEDED TO SEE IT.

I NEEDED TO EARN IT WITH

THEM, AND I WAS THRILLED TO

DO THAT.

SO I JUST WENT BACK AND I

JUST LIVED OUT MY FAITH IN

FRONT OF EVERYBODY.

AND OVER TIME THEY COME TO

KNOW THAT IT WAS REAL AND

SOMETHING VERY GENUINE IN MY

LIFE.

Terry: SO WHAT MADE YOU

SAY, OKAY, THIS IS THE LAST

TIME.

I'M GOING TO DO THIS LAST

YEAR OR THIS LAST EVENT, AND

THEN I'M DONE -- WHAT WAS

IT?

THE YEAR BEFORE, TWO

THINGS HAPPENED SORT OF

SIMULTANEOUSLY.

I HAD WHAT IS THE ABSOLUTE

GREATEST MATCH A GUY COULD

HAVE.

AND A GENTLEMAN ASKED ME HOW

OLD MY SON WAS.

AND I SAID HE IS NINE.

AND HE SAID, WOW, HE IS HALF

WAY GONE.

AND I THOUGHT, OH, MY

GOODNESS, THIS WHOLE TIME

GOING BACK TO WRESTLING, I

KEPT SAYING I'M NOT GOING TO

FORSAKE MY JOB AT FATHER,

AND I'VE ONLY GOT HALF THE

TIME LEFT.

I THOUGHT, NEXT YEAR I'M

GOING TO RETIRE AND GO HOME

AND HELP MY WIFE RAISE OUR

CHILDREN.

HE IS NOW 15, AND HE IS 6'

2."

AND I HAVE TO WORK PRETTY

HARD TO OUTWRESTLE HIM.

Terry: SO ARE YOU AT

HOME WITH YOUR WIFE AND

KIDS?

I'M AT HOME WITH MY WIFE

AND MY SON AND DAUGHTER.

AND I DO A HUNTING SHOW ON

THE OUTDOOR CHANNEL.

THAT'S MY RETIREMENT PLAN,

TO HUNT FOR A LIVING.

AND DOING THE BOOK, DOING

APPEARANCES.

EVERY NOW AND THEN I GO BACK

AND DO SOME THINGS.

I'LL GO BACK AND YELL AT

SOMEBODY ON TV, OR THEY'LL

YELL AT ME.

Terry: HE'S BACK.

YEAH.

WE FOUNDED A CHURCH.

AND MY SON AND I ARE GOING

ON OUR FIRST MISSION TRIP

THIS YEAR.

Terry: WONDERFUL.

I HAVE A LOT MORE TIME

WITH MY FAMILY THAN I HAD

BEFORE.

Terry: YOU'VE GOT TO

TAKE IT AND MAKE THE TIME.

FOR SURE.

Terry: WELL, I WANT TO

THANK YOU FOR BEING WITH US

TODAY.

I WANT ALL OF YOU TO KNOW,

IF YOU WANT TO GET THE FULL

STORY, PICK UP A COPY OF

SEAN'S NEW BOOK CALLED

"WRESTLING FOR MY LIFE."

IT WILL REALLY IMPRESS YOU.

IT IS AVAILABLE WHEREVER

BOOKS ARE SOLD.

THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE.

I APPRECIATE YOU HAVING

ME HERE.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

Terry: WE'LL BE BACK

Gordon: IN SOUTHWESTERN

CHINA, PEOPLE HAVE TO WALK

FOR MILES JUST TO GET

DRINKING WATER.

AND FOR ONE FAMILY, THAT

WALK WAS A DANGEROUS ONE.

Terry: YONG DOESN'T

EVER NEED TO LOOK IN HER

DRESSER DRAWERS TO FIGURE

OUT WHAT SHE IS GOING TO

WEAR BECAUSE SHE ONLY HAS

TWO OUTFITS, AND BOTH ARE

TORN AND FILTHY.

I'M USUALLY ONLY ABLE TO

CHANGE MY CLOTHES ONCE A

WEEK.

I SMELL AWFUL, AND MY HAIR

STINKS.

Terry: YONG KING AND

HER FAMILY LIVE IN THE

MOUNTAINS OF SOUTHWEST

CHINA, WHERE WATER IS

EXTREMELY SCARCE.

SO EVERY DAY MR. AND

MRS. YONG WALK FOUR MILES TO

THE NEAREST WELL, WHERE IT

IS OFTEN INFESTED WITH

MOSQUITOS.

THEY RETURN HOME WITH A

60-POUND JUG OF WATER.

THAT IS BARELY ENOUGH FOR

DRINKING AND BATHING, LET

ALONE FARMING.

SOMETIMES WHEN I AM

TOO BUSY IN THE FIELD, I

HAVE TO SEND MY

DAUGHTER TO FETCH THE

WATER.

IT BREAKS ME HEART TO SEE

HER WITH SO MUCH LOADED ON

HER BACK.

Terry: AND SHE NEVER

KNOWS WHEN THE DOGS MIGHT

ATTACK.

THERE IS ONE THAT IS

KNOWN FOR BITING CHILDREN,

BUT I HAVE ALREADY DECIDED

IF I END UP GETTING CHASED,

I WILL RUN REALLY FAST AND

PROTECT THE WATER.

I RATHER FIGHT A FIERCE DOG

THAN LOSE THE WATER.

Terry: OVER TIME THE

WATER SHORTAGE ONLY GOT

WORSE.

BUT THE YONGS ARE

CHRISTIANS, SO THEY PRAYED

FOR HELP.

I ASKED THE LORD FOR

ASSISTANCE, AND THEN CBN

CAME AND MY PRAYER WAS

ANSWERED.

Terry: CBN BUILT A

CISTERN FOR THE YONGS, AND

FOR OTHER POOR FAMILIES IN

THE AREA.

NOW THERE ARE NO MORE LONG

DANGEROUS TREKS TO

FETCH WATER, AND YONG KING'S

CLOTHES ARE ALWAYS CLEAN.

WHEN EVERY I SEE THE

CISTERN NOW I CANNOT STOP

LAUGHING AND SMILING.

Terry: YONG KING WAS

ESPECIALLY SURPRISED WHEN WE

ASKED HER TO LOOK IN HER

DRESSER, WHERE SHE FOUND A

FEW NEW OUTFITS FROM CBN.

THEY ARE THE MOST

BEAUTIFUL CLOTHES I HAVE

EVER SEEN.

I KNOW GOD LIKES TO SEE

HIS CHILDREN HELP EACH

OTHER.

THANK YOU, CBN.

YOU DID NOT EVEN KNOW US,

BUT GOD SENT YOU TO COME

FROM FAR AWAY TO GIVE US

EXACTLY WHAT WE NEEDED

MOST.

Gordon: YOU CAME TO

GIVE US EXACTLY WHAT WE

NEEDED MOST.

IF YOU'RE A MEMBER OF "THE

700 CLUB," YOU'RE PART OF

BLESSING THAT WONDERFUL

FAMILY.

IF YOU'RE NOT A MEMBER, I

INVITE YOU TO JOIN WITH US.

HOW MUCH IS IT TO BE A

MEMBER?

JUST $20 A MONTH, 65 CENTS A

DAY, AND YOU JOIN WITH TENS

OF THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE WHO

WANT TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE,

WHO WANT TO PROVIDE FRESH

DRINKING WATER, AS YOU JUST

SAW, AND WANT TO PROVIDE

LIFE-CHANGING SURGERIES FOR

PEOPLE, AND WHO WANT TO

PROVIDE THE GOSPEL.

WE'RE PREACHING THE GOSPEL

IN 140 NATIONS AROUND THE

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IF THAT'S YOU, CALL US NOW.

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IT IS THE LATEST D.V.D.

TEACHING FROM MY FATHER.

WERE ARE THE PRINCIPLES OF

HEALING?

WHAT DOES THE BIBLE SAY

ABOUT IT?

WHAT DO YOU HAVE TO DO?

WHAT DO YOU HAVE TO BELIEVE

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TERRY?

Terry: WELL, COMING UP,

HIS STAGE PERFORMANCE IS

ALWAYS HIGH ENERGY, BUT

SOMETIMES THIS RAPPER CAN'T

FIND THE STRENGTH TO GET OUT

OF BED.

DOCTORS DON'T EVEN

UNDERSTAND IT VERY WELL.

BUT BASICALLY WHAT IT MEANS

FOR ME, PRACTICALLY IN MY

LIFE, I'M ALWAYS TIRED.

MY BODY JUST DOESN'T

RECHARGE LIKE NORMAL BODIES

DO.

Terry: TRIPP LEE TALKS

ABOUT HIS STRUGGLE WITH

CHRONIC ILLNESS, AND HIS

Gordon: HERE ARE SOME

SLOGANS TODAY, HAVE FUN, BE

HAPPY, SOW YOUR WILD OATS.

YOU HAVE THE REST OF YOUR

LIFE TO GET SERIOUS.

THESE MESSAGES ARE

BOMBARDING OUR YOUNG PEOPLE

TODAY.

ONE HIP-HOP MUSICIAN IS

SINGING A DIFFERENT TUNE,

EVEN IN THE FACE OF CHRONIC

ILLNESS.

EFREM GRAHAM SHOWS WHY TRIPP

LEE WANTS HIS GENERATION TO

RISE UP.

Efrem: THE STAGE IS

SET, AND THE SOUND CHECK IS

COMPLETE.

AND THE CROWD IS SPREADING.

HIP-HOP ARTIST TRIPP LEE IS

THE MAN ON THE MIKE, AND HE

IS ALSO KNOWN AS PASTOR

WILLIAM LEE BAREFIELD THE

THIRD.

HIS STAGE NAME AND RAP

PLATFORM HELPS REACH

YOUNG FANS WITH THE GOSPEL.

YOU'VE BEEN AT THIS RAP GAME

FOR HOW LONG?

ABOUT 10 YEARS.

Reporter: 10 YEARS.

I SIGNED A DEAL WHEN I

WAS IN HIGH SCHOOL.

Reporter: THAT DEAL WAS

WITH LA CREE'S REACH

RECORDS.

THE TWO BECAME FRIENDS AFTER

A CONCERT IN DALLAS, THEIR

HOME TOWN.

"RISE" IS YOUR FIFTH ALBUM.

FIFTH ALBUM.

Reporter: WHAT DO YOU

THINK IS DIFFERENT ABOUT

THIS ONE?

I STARTED THAT RECORD

WHEN I WAS 17 YEARS OLD, IN

HIGH SCHOOL, MY FIRST

ALBUM.

AND NOW I'M 27 WITH TWO KIDS

AND A WIFE.

AND IT'S JUST I'M A LOT MORE

MATURE.

Reporter: HIS LATEST

MUSIC POKES FUN AT THOSE

HUMBLE BEGINNINGS AND THAT

VERY FIRST CONCERT TOUR WITH

LE CRAE.

ON THAT TOUR, IT WAS

PEOPLE BOOKED US AND WE

SHOWED UP.

WE HAD A D.J. PLAY SOME

MUSIC AND WE RAPPED ON IT.

WE DIDN'T THROUGH OUR SETS

THAT WELL.

Reporter: DID YOU THINK

GOD WAS ANY LESS GLORIFIED

IN THOSE SHOWS, VERSES WHAT

YOU'RE DOING NOW?

I DON'T.

GOD HAS CALLED US TO BE

FAITHFUL WITH WHAT HE HAS

ENTRUSTED US WITH.

Reporter: TRIPP LEE IS

ALSO TRUSTING HIS AUDIENCE,

SHARING A PAINFUL STORY.

FOR MORE THAN SEVEN YEARS,

HE HAS BATTLED AN ILLNESS

THAT MAKES IT HARD TO EVEN

GET OUT OF BED, LET ALONE

TAKE THE STAGE.

YOU SUFFER FROM CHRONIC

FATIGUE SYNDROME.

WHAT IS THAT?

THAT'S A GOOD QUESTION.

DOCTORS DON'T REALLY EVEN

UNDERSTAND IT VERY WELL.

WHAT IT MEANS FOR ME IN MY

LIFE IS I'M ALWAYS TIRED.

I CAN'T REMEMBER THE LAST

TIME I WOKE UP FEELING

RESTED, AND MY BODY DOESN'T

RECHARGE LIKE NORMAL BODIES

DO.

IT HAS IMPACTED MY LIFE IN

MAJOR WAYS.

IT HAS RUINED LOTS OF MY

PLANS.

IT HAS NEVER GOTTEN IN THE

WAY OF MY PLANS, BUT IT HAS

RUINED LOTS OF MINE.

Reporter: FATIGUE

FORCED TRIPP TO DROP OUT OF

COLLEGE, AND LATER WALK AWAY

FROM A FULL-TIME JOB AS A

PASTOR.

Reporter: I THINK I

READ YOU HAVE THE AMBITION

OF FOUR MEN, BUT THE ENERGY

OF ONE-FOURTH OF A MAN.

WHOEVER SAID THAT IS

TRUE.

THE LORD HAS TAUGHT ME A

LOT.

EVERYTHING I DO, FROM AN

ALBUM TO A BOOK TO ANYTHING,

I NEVER KIND OF CRUISE TO

THE FINISH LINE.

I BARELY GET IT DONE.

I DRAG MYSELF ACROSS, BARELY

LIMPING.

THAT MAKES IT CLEAR TO ME

THAT ANYTHING GOD DOES

SOMETHING, IT IS NOT BECAUSE

OF MY STRENGTH, BUT BECAUSE

OF HIS.

Reporter: THAT

SUPERNATURAL STRENGTH HAS

ALLOWED THIS HUSBAND,

FATHER, PREACHER AND RAPPER,

TWO COMPLETE HIS SECOND

BOOK.

LIKE THE ALBUM, IT IS ALSO

CALLED "RISE."

I'M THINKING, HOW CAN I

TAKE PEOPLE EVEN DEEPER, AND

WRITING IS WUFN THE WAYS I

WANT TO DO THAT.

ONE OF THE WAYS I CAN DO

THAT.

I WANT TO IMPRESS WITH THIS

CULTURE, THEY WE CAN'T MAKE

A BIG IMPACT THROUGH GOD.

OR THAT GOD DOESN'T EXPECT

MUCH FROM US.

THAT COULDN'T BE MORE

FALSE.

Reporter: TRIPP USES

ALL PLATFORMS TO DELIVER

THAT RISE-UP MESSAGE.

AND HE IS JOINING FORCES

WITH TWO OTHER MINISTERS TO

START "CORNERSTONE," A NEW

CHURCH IN A STRUGGLING AREA

OF ATLANTA.

IS THERE, I GUESS, A PULLING

IN YOU TO TRY TO CHOOSE, DO

I GO PASTORING OR DO I

CONTINUE RAPPING?

OF COURSE.

YEAH, THAT'S BEEN A BATTLE

FOR ME OVER THE PAST FEW

YEARS.

ONE OF THE BATTLES THAT HAS

BEEN, IN MANY WAYS, HINDERED

BY MY HEALTH.

THERE ARE TIMES I TRIED TO

MAKE THE DECISION, I'M GOING

TO LEAVE MUSIC IN THE PAST

AND I'M JUST GOING TO

PASTOR.

AND I HAVE NOT FOUND A WAY

TO PASTOR FULL-TIME WITH MY

HEALTH ISSUES, THE KIND OF

FLEXIBILITY THAT I NEED.

I HAVEN'T FOUND A WAY TO DO

IT JUST YET.

Reporter: THESE DAYS,

HE SPENDS LESS TIME TRYING

TO MAKE HIS PLANS WORK AND

MORE TIME FOLLOWING GOD'S

LEAD ON STAGES HE NEVER

REALLY IMAGINED FOR

HIMSELF.

IF I TRUST IN GOD, THEN I

KNOW HE IS WITH ME IN THE

MIDST OF THIS SUFFERING, AND

I CAN BE CONTENT IN HIM, AND

I CAN TRUST HIS PLAN MUCH

MORE THAN MINE.

GOD NEVER SAID I'M GOING TO

STAMP YOUR PLANS AS THE BEST

THING THAT HAS EVER

HAPPENED, BUT THE SCRIPTURE

SAYS HE MAY CHANGE YOUR

PLANS.

SO I'M DEPENDING ON HIM

MORE.

Reporter: EFREM GRAHAM,

CBN NEWS, LYNCHBURG,

VIRGINIA.

Gordon: ON STAGE HE

SEEMS TO HAVE LOTS OF

ENERGY.

BUT WHEN YOU HEAR THE STORY

BEHIND IT AND THEN HEAR THE

STORY OF WHAT HIS CALL IS,

THAT HE WANTS A GENERATION

TO RISE UP.

HERE IS THE SCRIPTURE BEHIND

THAT.

YOU FIND IT IN PSALM 78.

IT'S ONE OF THE RARER

PSALMS, IF YOU WILL.

IT WASN'T WRITTEN BY DAVID.

IT IS TALKING ABOUT A TIME

IN ISRAEL'S HISTORY WHERE

THINGS HAD GONE BAD.

THE GENERATION HAD FALLEN

AWAY.

I THINK IT IS A TELLING

MESSAGE FOR AMERICA TODAY.

WE HAVE A GENERATION, MY

GENERATION, THAT FELL AWAY.

AND HOW DO WE COME BACK TO

IT?

HERE IS SOME ENCOURAGEMENT

FOR YOU FROM PSALM 78:

"TELLING THE GENERATION TO

COME.

THE PRAISES OF THE LORD AND

HIS STRENGTH AND HIS

WONDERFUL WORKS THAT HE HAS

DONE" -- AND TRIPP SAID

EVERY ALBUM, EVERY BOOK, I

KNOW IT IS NOT ME.

IT IS GOD DOING IT.

HE IS FOLLOWING WHAT THE

SCRIPTURE SAYS.

"HE ESTABLISHED A LAW IN

ISRAEL, WHICH HE COMMANDED

OUR FATHERS THAT HE SHOULD

MAKE THEM KNOWN TO OUR

CHILDREN."

AND A GENERATION HAPPENED IN

AMERICA WHERE WE DIDN'T MAKE

IT KNOWN TO THEM.

AND THAT TURNS.

AND IT TURNS WHEN PEOPLE

LIKE TRIPP SAY IT IS NOT ME

ANYMORE; IT'S GOD.

AND IT TURNS FOR THIS

PURPOSE: THAT THE GENERATION

TO COME MIGHT KNOW THEM.

WHAT?

THE LAW.

THE LAW THAT GOD HAS SET.

THE CHILDREN WHO WOULD BE

BORN, THAT THEY MAY ARISE

AND DECLARE THEM THE LAWS,

THE 10 COMMANDMENTS TO THEIR

CHILDREN.

THAT THEY MAY SET THEIR HOPE

IN GOD AND NOT FORGET THE

WORKS OF GOD, BUT KEEP HIS

COMMANDMENTS.

IT MAY NOT BE LIKE THEIR

FATHERS, A STUBBORN

AND REBELLIOUS GENERATION,

WHO'S SPIRIT WAS NOT

FAITHFUL TO GOD.

IF YOU EVER THINK ABOUT

GIVING UP HOPE FOR AMERICA,

GO BACK AND READ PSALM 78.

THERE CAN BE HOPE FOR A

GENERATION TO COME, IF WE'LL

JUST DECLARE HIS PRAISE TO

THAT GENERATION.

GOD CAN RAISE THEM UP.

TERRY?

Terry: IF YOU WOULD

LIKE TO ASK US QUESTIONS OR

SEND IN YOUR PRAYER REQUEST,

JUST LIKE US ON Facebook.

YOU CAN LEAVE YOUR QUESTION

ON ANY POST.

AND YOU CAN MESSAGE US

THROUGH OUR NEW WEBSITE,

700CLUBINTERACTIVE.COM.

WE WANT TO PRAY FOR YOU

RIGHT NOW, SO LET'S GO OVER

TO JESSICA INT CHATROOM.

IN THE CHATROOM.

ERIC SAYS, "I MADE A

LIFE-CHANGING STEP OF

ACCEPTING JESUS CHRIST AS MY

LORD AND SAVIOR THIS PAST

WEEK.

PLEASE PRAY FOR ME AND MY

JOB AND RELATIONSHIPS."

WE ALSO RECEIVED A PRAYER

REQUEST FROM ANGIE WHO SAYS,

"PLEASE PRAY.

I NEED STRENGTH.

MY SON WAS SHOT LAST WEEK

AND I HAVE TO MOVE OUT OF

OUR HOME OF 10 YEARS BECAUSE

OF MOLD ISSUES.

I'M FEELING A LOT OF

ANXIETY.

I NEED A MIRACLE.

PLEASE, GOD, HELP ME."

WELL, WE ARE GOING TO PRAY

FOR YOU.

AND IF YOU OR SOMEONE YOU

KNOW NEEDS PRAYER, JOIN WITH

US.

AND WE'RE GOING TO SEE GOD

DO A MIRACLE IN YOUR LIFE.

HEAVENLY FATHER, FIRST OF

ALL, WE JUST REJOICE OVER

ERIC, WHO HAS COME TO KNOW

YOU AS HIS PERSONAL LORD AND

SAVIOR.

FATHER, WHAT A PRIVILEGE, TO

BE ABLE TO LOOK THROUGH

THESE Facebook POSTS AND

TO SEE POSTS LIKE THAT, THAT

PEOPLE LIKE THE PRODIGAL SON

HAVE COME HOME FROM YOU.

AND REJOICE IN THE PRAISE

REPORT FROM ERIC.

AND FOR ANGIE, WHO'S HEART

IS SO BROKEN OVER HER SON.

WE ASK FOR HEALING FOR HER

SON RIGHT NOW IN JESUS'

NAME.

FATHER, WE ASK THAT YOU WILL

TOUCH THEM, THAT YOU WILL

GIVE ANGIE HOPE AND STRENGTH

DURING THIS TIME OF UPHEAVAL

AND UNCERTAINTY.

LORD, WE PRAY THAT YOU WOULD

PROVIDE FOR HER A NEW PLACE

OF LIVING.

FATHER, WE PRAY FOR THOSE

WHO ARE WATCHING, AND

THEY'RE SAYING, GOD, I NEED

A CHANGE IN MY LIFE.

JUST LIKE YOU DID FOR ERIC,

FATHER, I WANT TO RECEIVE

YOU AS MY LORD AND SAVIOR.

AND WE DECLARE TODAY AS THE

DAY OF SALVATION.

IN JESUS' NAME WE PRAY.

AMEN.

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