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The 700 Club - March 27, 2015

Saundra shares her story of forgiveness in the years following her daughter’s high-profile murder. Also, Rick wasn’t expected to survive after he fell from a roof while working on power lines. Read Transcript


Wendy: A WOMAN WHO IS

CHANGING THE WORLD BY TRYING

TO MAKE IT BETTER FOR

VICTIMS OF ABUSE.

PLUS...A MOTHER CONFRONTS

THE MAN WHO KILLED HER

DAUGHTER.

AND THEN...A POWER WORKER

FALLS OFF THE LINE AND WAKES

UP IN HEAVEN.

EVERYTHING WAS JUST SO

WHITE, WHITER THAN WHITE.

*

Gordon: WELCOME TO "THE

700 CLUB."

IT'S A NATION MANY AMERICANS

ARE JUST NOW HEARING ABOUT,

YEMEN.

IT COULD BECOME ONE OF THE

DEADLIEST HOT BEDS FOR

TERRORISM IN THE WORLD.

Terry: THE GOVERNMENT

OF YEMEN HAS FALLEN AFTER

ATTACKS BY ISLAMIC REBELS,

SUPPORTED BY IRAN.

AS DALE HURD REPORTS, THAT

IS A SERIOUS SETBACK FOR

PRESIDENT OBAMA AS WELL.

Reporter: SOME COULD

ARGUE THAT YEMEN MAY BE THE

BIGGEST FOREIGN POLICY

DEBACLE YET FOR PRESIDENT

OBAMA.

AND CONSIDERING THE DISMAL

TRACT RECORDOF THIS

ADMINISTRATION, HAD IS

SAYING ALOT.

President Obama:THE

STRATEGY OF TAKING OUT

TERRORISTS WHOTHREATEN US,

WHILE SUPPORTINGPARTNERS ON

THE FRONTLINES, IS ONE WE

HAVE SUCCESSFULLY PURSUED IN

YEMEN AND SOMALIA FOR

YEARS.

Reporter: BUT NOT

ANYMORE.

YEMEN IS MORE THAN JUST A

FAILED STATE.

IT IS THE NEWEST BASE FOR

HATCHING TERRORIST PLOTS,

INCLUDING PLOTS AGAINST THE

AMERICAN MAINLAND.

ERICK STAKELBECK SAYS EVERY

AMERICAN SHOULD BE

CONCERNED.

MANY PLOTS AGAINST THE

AMERICAN HOME LAND HAVE COME

OUT OF YEMEN IN THE PAST FEW

YEARS.

THINK OF THE UNDERWEAR PLOT,

AND THE CARGO PLANE PLOT

WHICH WAS SPOILED.

THINK OF THE FORT HOOD

SHOOTER WHO WAS IN CONTACT

WITH AN al-QAEDA CLERIC IN

YEMEN.

Reporter: AND THAT WAS

BEFORE THE HOUTHI REBELS

HAVE BROUGHT DOWN THE

GOVERNMENT.

THE AMERICAN FORCES HAVE

SINCE EVACUATED.

THE L.A. TIMES REPORTS TOP

SECRET AMERICAN INTELLIGENCE

FILES WERE LOOTED BY REBELS

AND HANDED OVER TO IRAN.

DESPITE THE LOSSES, THE

OBAMA ADMINISTRATION ISN'T

WILLING TO TAKE ACTION.

THERE IS NO PURELY

MILITARY SOLUTION TO THE

SITUATION IN YEMEN.

Reporter: THE SAUDIS

HAVE SHUT DOWN YEMEN'S AIR

SPACE, DEPLOYED 100 JETS,

AND HAVE THREATENED TO SEND

150,000 TROOPS ACROSS THE

BORDER.

WE WILL DO WHATEVER IT

TAKES IN ORDER TO PROTECT

THE LEGITIMATE GOVERNMENT

FROM FALLING AND FROM FACING

ANY DANGERS FROM AN OUTSIDE

MALITIA.

Reporter: THE MOTO OF

THE HOUTHI REBELS IS: GOD IS

GREAT, DEATH TO AMERICA,

DEATH TO ISRAEL.

DAM THE JEWS.

POWER TO ISLAM.

WHAT IS HAPPENING NOW IN

YEMEN IS A THREAT NOT ONLY

TO ITS NEIGHBORS, BUT TO THE

WHOLE WORLD.

DALE HURD, CBN NEWS.

Gordon: WELL, THIS IS

THAT SUPPOSED RELIGION OF

PEACE.

AND WHEN YOU START HEARING

THE VOICES OF THESE REBELS,

IT SOUNDS VERY SIMILAR TO A

LOT OF OTHER MUSLIM GROUPS

THAT HAVE SPRUNG UP AROUND

THE WORLD.

DEATH TO AMERICA; DEATH TO

ISRAEL.

THAT DOESN'T SOUND ANYTHING

CLOSE TO PEACE.

> WELL IN OTHER NEWS,

GERMAN INVESTIGATORS ARE

TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHY THE

CO-PILOT CRASHED THAT

AIRLINER INTO THE FRENCH

ALPS ON TUESDAY.

WENDY GRIFFITH HAS THAT

STORY.

Wendy: GORDON, THE

POLICE HAVE SEARCHED THE

HOMES OF 28-YEAR-OLD ANDREAS

LUBITZ IN TWO GERMAN

CITIES.

THEY FOUND HE HAD AN

ILLNESS, AND HE HID IT FROM

HISEMPLOYERS.

HE BEGAN HIS FLIGHT TRAINING

IN 2008, PART OF IT HERE IN

THE U.S.

, AT A FLIGHT CENTER HERE IN

THE UNITED STATES.

U.S. POLICY REQUIRES HAVING

TWO PEOPLE IN THE COCKPIT AT

ALL TIMES.

HERE AT HOME, WHEN TEXAS

SENATOR TED CRUZ ANNOUNCED

HIS CANDIDACY THIS WEEK, HE

DID IT IN A WAY TO MADE IT

CLEAR HE WILL GO AFTER THE

ALL-IMPORTANT VOTES OF

EVANGELICAL CHRISTIANS.

Reporter: TEDISUZ

KNOWN ASA STRAIGHT

SHOOTER.

AND IN FRONT OF A LIBERTY

UNIVERSITY AUDIENCE, HE MADE

IT CLEAR HE WANTS TO BE

EVANGELICAL'S CHOICE FOR

FIRST PRESIDENT.

I DON'T BELIEVE GOD IS

DONE WITH AMERICA AGAIN.

Reporter: MORE THAN A

HALF DOZEN COUNTIES WILL DO

THIS, SO WHY HIM?

WHAT CAN POTENTIALLY SET

YOU APART FROM SOME OTHER

FOLKS THAT MIGHT START TO

SIPHON OFF THE EVANGELICAL

VOTE.

ANYONE SHOULD ASK ANY

CANDIDATE WHO SHOWS UP IN

FRONT OF US, YOU SAY YOU

STAND FOR THIS PRINCIPLES.

WHAT HAVE YOU DONE FOR

THEM?

Reporter: HIS STRATEGY

WILL BE POINTING OUT

VICTORIES THAT HE ARGUED AND

WON IN COURT, DEFENDING THE

SECOND AMENDMENT, STANDING

AGAINST PARTIAL BIRTHDAY

ABORTION AND TAXPAYERS'

FUNDED ABORTION.

AND HE WILL NOT SLING

AGAINST OTHERS.

THERE MAY BE OTHERS WHO

WILL GO INTO THE GUTTER WITH

ATTACKS, BUT I AIN'T GOING

TO BE ONE OF THEM.

Reporter: HE SAYS THE

GOAL IS ENGAGING CHRISTIANS

TO BECOME MORE INVOLVED IN

THE POLITICAL PROCESS.

THIS COUNTRY REMAINS A

COUNTRY, I BELIEVE, GROUNDED

IN VALUES, GROUNDED IN

FAITH.

BUT FAR TOO MANY CHRISTIANS

HAVE SEEDED THE PUBLIC ARENA

TO PEOPLE WHO AREN'T

BELIEVERS.

Reporter: HIS FATHER IS

A PASTOR, AND THAT HAS

RUBBED OFF ON CRUZ.

WE NEED TO BE WATCHMEN ON

THE WALL.

THERE ARE FAITH LEADERS ALL

ACROSS THIS COUNTRY, WHO

WERE PLACED IN LEADERSHIP

JUST LIKE ESTHER, FOR TIMES

LIKE THESE.

Reporter: DO YOU

BELIEVE YOU WERE PUT IN THIS

POSITION FOR SUCH A TIME AS

THIS AS WELL?

I HOPE AND PRAY THAT I

WAS.

I CAN TELL YOU I FEEL

PRIVILEGED AT AN INCREDIBLE

LEVEL TO HAVE THE

OPPORTUNITY TO BE IN THE

ARENA.

Reporter:AN ARENA

WHERE IT WILL SOON BE

STANDING-ROOM-ONLY AS

SOMEONE IN A CROWDED

PRESIDENTIAL FIELD THAT

TRIES TO WIN THE CHANCE TO

TAKE THE WHITE HOUSE IN

2016.

Wendy: YOU CAN SEE MORE

OF DAVID'S EXCLUSIVE

INTERVIEW ON "THE BRODY

FILE" AT CBNNEWS.COM.

HE IS IN THE.

Chris: ARENA, BUT CAN HE

WIN?

Gordon: I THINK HE IS

IN THE ARENA.

AND THAT PHRASE, ARE YOU

READY TO RUMBLE?

I THINK WE'RE GOING TO SEE A

LOT OF CHRISTIAN

CANDIDATES.

AND IT WILL GET VERY

INTERESTING.

WE'RE IN FOR A LONG ELECTION

SEASON.

Terry: COMING UP, THE

WOMAN WHO PEOPLE MONTHS AGO

"PEOPLE MAGAZINE" HAS IS A

WORLD-CHANGER.

HEAR HOW THIS CHILD ABUSE

SURVIVOR IS HELPING TO

PROTECT CHILDREN ACROSS

AMERICA.

Gordon:

"PEOPLE MAGAZINE" NAMED HER

ONE OF 15 WOMEN CHANGING THE

WORLD.

ERIN MERRYN IS ON A MISSION

TO PROTECT CHILDREN FROM

BEING SEXUALLY ABUSED.

THE ILLINOIS WOMAN IS TAKING

HER FIGHT TO ALL 50 STATES

AND THEN BEYOND.

MARK MARTIN HAS HER

COURAGEOUS STORY.

Mark: WITH A BUBBLY

BABY GIRL, SUPPORTIVE

HUSBAND, AND INFECTIOUS

PERSONALITY, YOU WOULD NEVER

GUESS THAT ERIN MERRYN HAS

SURVIVED TRAGIC ACTS.

SHE IS A SURVIVOR OF SEXUAL

ABUSE.

SHE SAYS IT STARTED WHEN SHE

WAS JUST SIX YEARS OLD AT

HER FIRST SLEEPOVER.

HER BEST FRIEND'S UNCLE

SEXUALLY ABUSED HER THAT

NIGHT.

I COULD SEE HIS FACE

BECAUSE I WAS SLEEPING ABOVE

THE BEDROOM WINDOW, AND HIS

FACE SHINED.

I HAVE THIS MAN STANDING

OVER ME, TELLING ME TO BE

QUIET.

AND FOR THE FIRST TIME HE

SEXUALLY ABUSED ME.

Mark: ERIN NEVER TOLD

ANYONE.

AND SHE SAYS UNTIL SHE

TURNED EIGHT AND A HALF, THE

MAN BRUTALLY SEXUALLY ABUSED

HER.

AND HE CONTINUED TO THREATEN

HER TO KEEP QUIET, AND SHE

COMPLIED.

HE TOLD ME IF I TOLD

ANYBODY, NO ONE WOULD

BELIEVE ME.

MY PARENTS WOULDN'T LOVE ME

ANYMORE.

Mark: EVEN AFTER SHE

AND HER FAMILY MOVED TO A

NEW NEIGHBORHOOD, THE SEXUAL

ABUSE CONTINUED.

THIS TIME THE PERPETRATOR

WAS AN OLDER COUSIN.

IT IS OFTEN SOMEONE YOU

TRUST WITH YOUR KIDS.

JUST LIKE IN THE PAST, HE

SAID, ERIN, THIS IS OUR

LITTLE SECRET.

NO ONE WILL BELIEVE YOU.

JANUARY 7th, 1998, I WAS

12 YEARS OLD, 2:40 a.m.,

DEAR GOD, PLEASE HELP ME.

I CAN'T TAKE THIS ANYMORE.

THE NIGHTMARES HAVE ME UP,

TOSSING AND TURNING IN MY

SLEEP.

Mark: ERIN FINALLY

BROKE HER SILENCE WHEN HER

YOUNGER SISTER SAID SHE,

TOO, WAS SEXUALLY ABUSED BY

THEIR COUSIN.

THEY TOLD THEIR PARENTS, WHO

BELIEVED THEM 100%.

THE NEXT STEP WAS TELLING

THE CHILDREN'S ADVOCACY

CENTER.

THERE ARE MORE THAN 900 OF

THESE CENTERS AROUND THE

COUNTRY.

IT IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT

THAT CENTERS LIKE THIS

EXIST.

THAT KIDS HAVE A SAFE PLACE

TO COME TO TALK, THAT

FAMILIES GET THE SUPPORT

THEY NEED TO HEAL FROM THESE

TRAUMAS THEY EXPERIENCE.

Mark: AS SHE SHARED HER

STORY WITH A TRAINED

THERAPIST, BEHIND THAT

MIRROR, INVESTIGATORS

LISTENED, COLLECTING

INFORMATION TO BUILD A CASE

AGAINST THE PERPETRATOR.

I WALKED OUT OF THIS

CENTER, LIKE I SAID, FEELING

THIS BURDEN JUST LIFTED FROM

MY SHOULDERS, AND KNOWING I

HAD THE SUPPORT THAT FOR THE

LONGEST TIME I FELT SO

ALONE.

Mark: ERIN SAYS HER

COUSIN CONFESSED TO THE

CRIME, AND PUT IN A SEX

OFFENDER TREATMENT PROGRAM

INSTEAD OF RECEIVING JAIL

TIME.

HOWEVER, HER FIRST ABUSER

WAS NEVER PROSECUTED.

ONE IN FOUR GIRLS AND ONE IN

SIX BOYS WILL BE SEXUALLY

ABUSED BY THEIR 18th

BIRTHDAY.

ERIN EVENTUALLY WENT ON TO

BECOME A SOCIAL WORKER AT A

COUNSELLING AGENCY.

BUT GOD HAD DIFFERENT PLANS

FOR HER, TO HELP CHILDREN

AND TEENS ON A NATIONAL AND

INTERNATIONAL LEVEL.

HE USED HER CHILDHOOD DIARY

FOR A NEW IDEA.

I WAS READING THIS

PASSAGE, AND I SAID THEY

DON'T TEACH US THAT IN

SCHOOLS.

THEY TEACH US FIRE

PREVENTION AND AIR DRILLS,

BUT NOT HOW TO PREVENT

SEXUAL ABUSE.

AND ONE NIGHT IN THE MIDDLE

OF THE NIGHT, I HEARD GOD

SPEAK TO ME.

HE SAID, ERIN, YOU NEED TO

QUIT YOUR JOB.

YOU NEED TO GO AFTER THIS

THAT HAS BEEN ON YOUR HEART

FOR MANY MONTHS.

Mark: ERIN'S LAW WAS

FORMED.

IT PROVIDES SEXUAL ABUSE

CURRICULUM FROM PRE-

PRE-CONTINUPRE-

PRE-KINDERGARTEN TO HIGH

SCHOOL PREVENTION.

ERIN'S LAW IS SPREADING LIKE

WILDFIRE, EVEN DRAWING THE

ATTENTION FROM OPE OPRAH

AND KATIE COURIC.

I FEEL SO BLESSED WITH

WHERE MY LIFE IS TODAY.

YES, IT WAS TRAGIC, BUT I

REACHED THIS TRIUMPH OF

PUTTING A FACE AND VOICE ON

THIS.

I COULDN'T HAVE DONE IT

WITHOUT THE LORD GUIDING

ME.

THAT IS WHY I HAVE SO MUCH

CONFIDENCE.

I HAVE SO MUCH CONFIDENCE I

WILL GET THIS PASSED IN

EVERY STATE, BECAUSE THE

LORD IS RIGHT THERE WITH

ME.

Mark: IT IS A LEGACY

SHE WILL LEAVE FOR HER BABY

GIRL, AND MILLIONS OF OTHER

CHILDREN, WHO BECAUSE OF A

LAW WILL BE PROTECTED FROM

THE GRIP OF SEXUAL ABUSE.

MARK MARTIN, CBN NEWS, COOKE

COUNTY, ILLINOIS.

Gordon: IF YOU WANT TO

HELP SPONSOR A LAW IN YOUR

STATE, ERIN'S LAW, YOU CAN

FIND OUT MORE INFORMATION

ABOUT ERIN'S MISSION TO

PROTECT CHILDREN FROM SEXUAL

ABUSE BY JUST GOING TO

CBNNEWS.COM.

TERRY?

Terry: UP NEXT, SHERIKA

ADAMS WAS ABOUT TO BECOME A

MOTHER WHEN THE UNTHINKABLE

HAPPENED.

I'VE BEEN SHOT.

I'M EIGHT MONTHS PREGNANT.

HOW DID THIS HAPPEN?

Terry: STAY TUNED FOR

AN INCREDIBLE STORY OF

FORGIVENESS.

AFTER THIS.

Gordon: ON NOVEMBER 16,

1999, SONDRA ADAMS WAS

LOOKING FORWARD TO THE BIRTH

OF HER GRANDCHILD.

HER DAUGHTER, SHERIKA WAS

EIGHT MONTHS PREGNANT AND

ALSO EXPECTING A MARRIAGE

PROPOSAL FROM HER

BOYFRIEND.

WELL, THAT PROPOSAL NEVER

CAME.

INSTEAD, SHERIKA WAS SHOT.

THE SUMMER, I BELIEVE, OF

1997, MY DAUGHTER CALLED ME

TO SAY SHE MET THIS

FANTASTIC GUY.

RAKER ROOF, WHO WAS PLAYING

FOR THE CAROLINA PANTHERS AT

THE TIME.

SHE WAS INSTANTLY INFATUATED

WITH HIM.

HE HAD A GREAT SMILE,

OUTGOING, FUN-LOVING.

I HAD NO REASON NOT TO LIKE

HIM.

BUT HE WAS NOT THE PERSON

SHE THOUGHT HE WAS.

HE WAS MORE OF A LADIES'

MAN.

BY THE TIME THAT SHE FOUND

OUT THAT SHE WAS PREGNANT,

THEIR RELATIONSHIP WAS VERY

TUMULTUOUS.

HE WAS ALMOST LIKE A DOCTOR

JEKYLL, MR. HYDE KIND OF A

GUY.

HE SEEMED TO BE VERY EXCITED

AT FIRST.

BUT HE TOLD HER HE DIDN'T

WANT TO START HAVING A LOT

OF CHILDREN ILLEGITIMATELY.

HE ALREADY HAD ONE SON AND

HE WASN'T THERE FOR HIM.

SHERIKA ALWAYS WANTED TO BE

A MOM.

SHE WAS NOT GOING TO HAVE AN

ABORTION.

NOVEMBER 16th, THIS WAS

GOING TO BE THEIR FIRST

OFFICIAL DATE AS A COUPLE

AGAIN.

SHE REALLY THOUGHT THAT THE

RELATIONSHIP WAS TAKING A

STEP FORWARD.

SHE EVEN HAD, IN THE BACK OF

HER MIND, I THINK, MOM, HE

MIGHT EVEN ASK ME TO MARRY

HIM TONIGHT.

9-1-1.

I'VE BEEN SHOT.

I'M EIGHT MONTHS PREGNANT.

HOW DID THIS HAPPEN?

I WAS FOLLOWING MY BABY'S

DADDY, RAKER.

WHERE IS HE AT?

I THINK HE DID IT.

I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO THINK.

OKAY.

I DON'T REMEMBER GETTING

DRESSED.

I DON'T REMEMBER DRIVING.

I JUST REMEMBER SHOWING UP

AND BEING AT THE HOSPITAL.

WHEN I GOT THERE AND RAY

WASN'T THERE, MY INITIAL

REACTION IS, HE DOESN'T

KNOW.

I'M CALLING HIM, PAGING HIM,

TELLING HIM SHERIKA HAS BEEN

SHOT, SHE IS IN SURGERY.

AND THEY'RE TAKING THE BABY

BY CESAREAN SECTION.

I JUST REMEMBER WAITING

HOURS.

WHEN HE DID SHOW UP, HE

SHOWED UP WITH ANOTHER

COUPLE AND ANOTHER WOMAN.

AND MY HEART JUST SANK.

NOT ONCE DID HE ASK ME HOW

SHE IS DOING?

NOT ONCE DID SHE ASK ME, DID

MY SON MAKE IT, OR HOW IS MY

SON?

I REMEMBER THAT LONG WALK TO

THE NEONATAL UNIT, AND WHEN

I SAW CHANCELLOR, HE WAS

JUST THE MOST PRECIOUS

SIGHT.

HE HAD ALL LITTLE TUBES ALL

OVER HIM AND EVERYTHING, BUT

HE WAS JUST BEAUTIFUL.

THE DOCTORS GAVE US SUCH A

GRIM PROGNOSIS, THAT EVERY

PART OF HIS BRAIN HAD BEEN

AFFECTED.

ALL ALONG I KNEW AND HELD ON

TO MY FAITH THAT GOD IS IN

CONTROL OF THIS.

Reporter: WHO SHOT 24

SHERKIA ADAMS AROUND 12:30

TUESDAY MORNING.

SHE WAS TRAVELLING TOWARDS

TOWN WHEN FOUR SHOTS WERE

SHOT INTO HER DRIVER'S SIDE

WINDOW.

IT IS INCONCEIVABLE TO US

HOW ANYONE CAN COMMIT THE

COWARDLY DEEDS THAT LEFT

THEM FIGHTING FOR THEIR

LIVES.

Reporter: THE MAN THEY

MOST WANT TO TALK TO, RAKER

ROOF, HAS SO FAR DECLINED TO

BE INTERVIEWED BY THE

POLICE.

IT IS OUR HOPE THAT ALL

OF THE PERSONS RESPONSIBLE

FOR BRINGING OUR CHILD AND

GRANDCHILD TO THE BRINK OF

DEATH WILL BE BROUGHT TO

JUSTICE WITH SWIFTNESS.

THE DOCTORS HAD TO INDUCE

A COMA.

FOR 28 DAYS SHE FOUGHT.

WE HAD TO MAKE A DECISION.

IT WAS A DIFFICULT DECISION,

BUT IT WAS ONE THAT I MADE

WITH PEACE.

KNOWING THAT I STILL HAD

SHERICA WIT SHERIKA THROUGH

CHANCELLOR.

HER LIVING WILL NOT BE IN

VAIN, AND NEITHER WILL HER

DEATH.

HOMICIDE INVESTIGATORS

RECEIVED INFORMATION ON

DECEMBER 15th, 1999, THAT

MR. CURRIE WAS TAI STAYING

IN A HOMO.

HOTEL.

THE TRIAL WAS NOT ABOUT

SHERIKA, IT WAS ABOUT RAY

AND HIS ILLEGITIMATE

LIFESTYLE.

SOMEONE HAS LOST THEIR

LIFE.

SHE WAS LOOKING SO FORWARD

TO TURNING 25.

THE PLANS AND ASPIRATIONS

THAT SHE HAD IN LIFE, AND

THE PLANS THAT SHE HAD FOR

HER CHILD WERE ALL JUST

SNUFFED OUT WITH THIS

HEINOUS CRIME.

THE REALLY WONDERFUL THING

IS THAT SHERIKA KEPT A

JOURNAL, A PREGNANCY

JOURNAL, AND SHE WROTE DOWN

SUCH DETAILED NOTES.

THERE WERE SEVERAL TIMES IN

HER JOURNAL WHERE SHE

MENTIONED RAY PARKED IN A

REALLY REMOTE AREA.

SHE BELIEVED SOMEBODY WAS

INSIDE HER APARTMENT.

AND IT COINCIDED WITH ONE OF

THE WITNESSES WHO SAID HE

HAD TAKEN MONEY FROM RAY TO

SHOOT HER.

THE DEFENDANT IS GUILTY

OF DISCHARGING A FIREARM,

GUILTY OF USING A WEAPON

WITH THE INTENT TO DESTROY

AN UNBORN CHILD, GUILTY OF

CONSPIRACY TO COMMIT MURDER,

AND NOT GUILTY OF

FIRST-DEGREE MURDER.

I TRULY BELIEVE THAT

FORGIVENESS IS A CHOICE.

IT'S NOT A FEELING.

AND SOMETIMES I HAD TO MAKE

THAT CHOICE THOUSANDS OF

TIMES A DAY.

I PRAY THAT HE COMES TO AN

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT AND A

REPENTANCE BECAUSE GOD CAN

USE HIS LIFE TO TOUCH SO

MANY MORE PEOPLE.

BUT IF HE NEVER DOES THAT,

IF HE NEVER ASKS ME TO

FORGIVE HIM, IT'S NOT ABOUT

HIM.

IT'S ABOUT CHANCELLOR.

I THINK HE HAS BEEN

SMILING SINCE HE WAS BORN.

HE EVEN HAD A SMILE THEN.

HE IS SO AMAZING.

ANYBODY AROUND ME, IF THEY

HAD DOUBTS OF IF THERE WAS A

GOD AND HOW GOOD GOD IS,

THEY CAN SEE IT THROUGH

CHANCELLOR.

HEY, MOMMY MIRACLE.

GOD WAS RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE

OF ALL OF IT.

HE WAS ABLE TO LET SHERRIKA

DRIVE THAT CAR AFTER SHE WAS

SHOT.

SHE WAS BLOWING HER HORN FOR

ATTENTION.

SHE WAS ABLE TO GET TO THE

HOSPITAL TO DELIVER THIS

BABY.

SHE WAS ABLE TO LIVE FOR 28

DAYS.

THAT WAS NOTHING BUT GOD AND

HIS ANGELS WORKING

OVERTIME.

HE SAYS THAT HE'LL NEVER

LEAVE US OR FORSAKE US, AND

HE HAS NOT DONE THAT.

I'M SO GRATEFUL, SO GRATEFUL.

THEY DIDN'T BURY SHERIKA,

THEY PLANTED HER.

SO SHE IS STILL GROWING AND

GROWING AND GROWING.

Gordon: IT'S AMAZING

THAT SHE CAN SMILE, THAT YOU

CAN SEE JOY IN HER EYES,

LIGHT IN HER EYES.

FOR ME, WHEN I SEE THIS

STORY, I WONDER, COULD I DO

THAT?

COULD I ACTUAL FORGIVE?

OR WOULD I BE LOOKING FOR

REVENGE?

WOULD I BE LOOKING TO HOW

CAN I HURT THE ONE WHO HURT

MY DAUGHTER, WHO KILLED MY

DAUGHTER?

AND IN THE PROCESS OF

KILLING MY DAUGHTER,

DEPRIVED HER UNBORN BABY OF

OXYGEN.

AND IN THAT, LEFT HIM WITH A

PERMANENT HANDICAP.

WHERE DO YOU GO WITH THAT

KIND OF THING?

HOW DO YOU DO WHAT SHE DID?

WELL, THERE ARE SOME

BIBLICAL PRINCIPLES HERE.

LET'S SORT OF LAY THE

FOUNDATION.

THE FIRST ONE -- THESE ARE

THE WORDS OF JESUS, FROM

MATTHEW 6, AND IT'S RIGHT

AFTER HE HAS GIVEN US THE

LORD'S PRAYER.

HE IS TEACHING US HOW TO

PRAY, BUT HE IS ALSO

TEACHING US HOW TO LIVE.

HERE IT IS, MATTHEW 6: "IF

YOU FORGIVE THOSE WHO SIN

AGAINST YOU, YOUR HEAVENLY

FATHER WILL FORGIVE YOU.

BUT IF YOU REFUSE TO FORGIVE

OTHERS, YOUR FATHER WILL NOT

FORGIVE YOUR SINS."

AND THEN IN THE SAME GOSPEL,

IN THE 18th CHAPTER, HE

TELLS THIS PARABLE: "THE

KINGDOM OF HEAVEN IS LIKE

THIS."

IT IS LIKE SOMEBODY GOT A

HUGE DEBT, AND HE GOES TO

THE KING AND THE KING

FORGIVES HIM.

AND ANOTHER MEMBER OF THAT

KINGDOM, WHO OWES THAT SAME

SERVANT A DEBT, COMES TO HIM

AND SAYS THE EXACT SAME

WORDS, WILL YOU FORGIVE ME,

AND THEY'RE NOT FORGIVEN.

THEY'RE HELD TO ACCOUNT FOR

THE DEBT THAT THEY OWE.

AND JESUS, IN THIS PARABLE,

SAYS SOMETHING I FIND

INCREDIBLE.

HE IS SAYING, THIS IS THE

KINGDOM OF HEAVEN.

WHEN HE IS TALKING ABOUT THE

KING, HE IS TALKING ABOUT

PRINCIPLES WITHIN THE

KINGDOM.

YOU FIND IT IN MATTHEW 18:

34-35.

THEN THE ANGRY KING SENT THE

MAN TO PRISON TO BE

TORTURED, UNTIL HE HAD PAID

HIS ENTIRE DEBT.

THAT'S WHAT MY HEAVENLY

FATHER WILL DO TO YOU IF YOU

REFUSE TO FORGIVE YOUR

BROTHERS AND SISTERS FROM

YOUR HEART."

WHEN YOU HOLD ON TO

UNFORGIVENESS, YOU'RE

ACTUALLY TORTURING

YOURSELF.

EVERY TIME YOU REMEMBER IT,

EVERY TIME IT CROSSES YOUR

MIND, ONCE AGAIN YOU'RE

ANGRY, YOU'RE BITTER.

YOU LOSE OUT ON LIFE.

YOU TORTURE YOURSELF.

AND IT NEVER GETS BETTER.

IT ACTUALLY GROWS WORSE.

THE OFFENSE GETS BIGGER OVER

TIME.

AND IN THAT PROCESS, THE

BITTERNESS SEEPS IN DEEP

WITHIN YOUR BEING.

AND YOU CAN NO LONGER ENJOY

THE THINGS YOU USED TO

ENJOY.

SO JESUS, WHEN HE IS TALKING

ABOUT WHAT HAPPENS TO US, HE

IS SAYING WE LITERALLY ARE

DELIVERED OVER TO TORTURE

UNTIL THAT POINT IN TIME WE

REALIZE THE ONLY PERSON

WE'RE HURTING HERE IS ME.

THE PERSON THAT HARMED YOU,

THE PERSON THAT SINNED

AGAINST YOU, THEY'RE LONG

GONE.

THEY'RE NOT AROUND TO FEEL

YOUR ANGER.

THEY'RE NOT AROUND FOR YOU

TO GET YOUR REVENGE.

THEY'RE LONG GONE.

AND ALL YOU'RE DOING IS

HARMING YOURSELF.

THAT'S WHY WHEN YOU SEE

SONDRA AND YOU SEE THE LIGHT

IN HER EYES, YOU GO, HOW DID

YOU DO THAT?

WELL, SHE TELLS US.

FORGIVENESS IS NOT A

FEELING.

FORGIVENESS IS A CHOICE.

FOR HER, SHE HAD TO DO IT A

THOUSAND TIMES A DAY.

SHE SAID IT CLEARLY.

THIS IS WHAT I HAD TO DO, I

HAD TO DO IT A THOUSAND

TIMES A DAY, EVERY DAY,

UNTIL I GOT THE

BREAKTHROUGH.

UNTIL I HAD TRULY FORGIVEN.

AND THEN SHE SAID SOMETHING

INCREDIBLE.

I HOPE HE COMES TO THE

SAVING KNOWLEDGE OF JESUS.

I HOPE HE TURNS.

I HOPE HE CAN BE IN HEAVEN.

THAT'S AMAZING.

AND THAT'S THE FORGIVENESS

THAT JESUS IS TALKING

ABOUT.

AND WHEN YOU HAVE IT, YOU

HAVE THAT SAME JOY.

YOU HAVE THAT SAME

GRATITUDE.

YOU HAVE THE SAME LIFE THAT

SONDRA HAS.

YOU CAN HAVE THAT IF YOU

JUST FORGIVE FROM YOUR

HEART.

IT'S NOT A FEELING.

AT FIRST IT'S JUST AN ACT OF

WILL, TO SAY, I'M GOING TO

CHOOSE TO FOLLOW WHAT JESUS

TOLD ME TO DO.

I'M GOING TO FORGIVE.

HOW MANY TIMES WILL I

FORGIVE?

HE SAYS SEVEN TIMES 70, AND

I'LL DO THAT.

IF I HAVE TO DO IT EVERY

SINGLE DAY, I'LL DO IT EVERY

SINGLE DAY UNTIL I GET THE

BREAKTHROUGH AND I'M FREE

FROM THIS.

WHEN I THINK ABOUT IT AND IT

NO LONGER HURTS ME, IT NO

LONGER TORTURES ME.

I CAN LIVE MY LIFE IN

GRATITUDE FOR WHAT GOD HAS

DONE FOR ME.

I CAN LIVE IN THE KINGDOM OF

HEAVEN.

IF YOU WANT HELP WITH THIS,

WE HAVE A FREE BOOKLET FOR

YOU.

WE CAN SEND IT TO YOU IN A

P.D.F. FILE OR WE CAN E-MAIL

YOU A HARD COPY.

WRITE DOWN THE OFFENSES THAT

COME TO YOU.

IN AN ACT OF WILL, MARK THEM

DOWN.

IF YOU HAVE TO DO IT MANY

TIMES, DO IT MANY TIMES.

IF THAT'S WHAT IT TAKES TO

GET FREE, SO YOU'RE NO

LONGER TORTURED FROM THEM,

THEN THAT'S WHAT YOU NEED TO

DO.

CALL US: 1-800-759-0700.

TERRY, OVER TO YOU.

Terry: STILL AHEAD, A

POWER WORKER FALLS FROM A

ROOFTOP AND LANDS IN

HEAVEN.

I WAS TAKEN INTO THE

THRONE ROOM OF GOD.

IT WAS MORE REAL THAN YOU

ARE.

EVERYTHING WAS SO WHITE,

WHITER THAN WHITE.

Terry: FIND OUT WHAT

ELSE THIS MAN SAW AND HEARD

BEFORE HE CAME BACK TO

EARTH.

Wendy: AND WELCOME BACK

TO "THE 700 CLUB".

INDIANA GOVERNOR MIKE PENCE

HAS SIGNED A RELIGIOUS

FREEDOM BILL INTO LAW.

OPPONENTS SAY IT COULD LEAD

TO DISCRIMINATION AGAINST

GAYS.

SUPPORTERS SAY IT IS

NECESSARY SO BUSINESSES

WON'T BE FORCED TO PROVIDE

SERVICES THAT GO AGAINST

THEIR RELIGIOUS BELIEFS,

SUCH AS SAME-SEX WEDDINGS.

"OPERATION BLESSING"

HELPS A FAMILY IN PERU WHO

LOST EVERYTHING WHEN THEY

WERE AWAY.

WHEN "OPERATION BLESSING"

HEARD ABOUT IT, TEAMS

IMMEDIATELY WENT TO WORK TO

BUILD THEM A NEW HOME.

AND OTHERS IN THE AREA ALSO

HELPED OUT.

THE WIFE WAS SO TOUCHED SHE

BEGAN ATTENDING CHURCH, AND

SAID THANK YOU SO MUCH,

"OPERATION BLESSING."

AND YOU CAN FIND OUT MORE

ABOUT O "OPERATION

BLESSING" BY GOING TO

OB.ORG.

GORDON AND TERRY WILL BE

RIGHT BACK, RIGHT AFTER

THIS.

Terry: NEWLYWEDS HEAR

IT ALL OF THE TIME, THE

FIRST YEAR OF MARRIAGE WILL

BE THE HARDEST.

THAT WAS DEFINITELY TRUE FOR

TOM AND CORRINE BECAUSE THEY

SPENT THEIR FIRST YEAR OF

MARRIAGE WITH NO JOB AND

ALMOST NO MONEY.

Reporter: WHEN TOM AND

CORRINE MARRIED IN 2007,

THEY LOOKED TO THEIR FUTURE

WITH ANTICIPATION AND

UNCERTAINTY.

BECAUSE JUST A MONTH BEFORE

THEIR WEDDING, TOM WAS LAID

OFF FROM HIS JOB IN MAGAZINE

SALES.

IT WAS ABOUT A YEAR AND A

HALF WHERE THERE WAS ZERO

INCOME COMING IN, AND THAT

WAS A STRUGGLE.

IT DRAINED A LOT OF MONEY.

Reporter: WHAT MADE IT

MORE FRUSTRATING WAS THAT

CORRINE, A CANADIAN,

COULDN'T EVEN TAKE A JOB

BECAUSE HER U.S. CITIZENSHIP

HASN'T BEEN FINALIZED.

BUT THE COUPLE FOUND

ENCOURAGEMENT WATCHING "THE

700 CLUB."

WE NEEDED TO HEAR

POSITIVE THINGS.

WE NEEDED TO KNOW THAT GOD

IS AT WORK, EVEN WHEN IT

LOOKS LIKE THINGS ARE VERY

DOWN.

Reporter: DESPITE

LIVING OFF THEIR SAVINGS,

THEY DECIDED TO BECOME CBN

PARTNERS.

I BELIEVE IN CBN.

I TRUST THEM TAKING THE

MONEY OUT, AND I TRUST THEM

TO PUT IT TO GOOD USE TO DO

THE LORD'S WORK.

THEY DO ALL OF THAT.

Reporter: FOR MONTHS,

TOM COULDN'T FIND STEADY

WORK AND GREW FRUSTRATED AS

THEIR SAVINGS DWINDLED.

I WAS LIVING IN FEAR AND

ANXIETY.

WE WATCHED EVERY NICKEL AND

DIME WE SPENT.

WE CUT OUT EVERYTHING THAT

WAS NOT NECESSARY.

Reporter: FINALLY, HE

TOLD CORRINE THEY NEEDED TO

STOP GIVING.

THAT'S IT, WE'VE GOT TO

TIGHTEN EVERYTHING UP.

CUT EVERYTHING DOWN TO BARE

BONES, INCLUDING CBN,

INCLUDING EVERYTHING.

RIGHT AWAY I WENT INTO

PRAYER BECAUSE THAT'S WHAT I

KNOW TO DO, TO PRAY AND SAY,

GOD, JUST WORK IN TOM'S

HEART.

LET HIM KNOW THAT YOU ARE A

PROVIDER, AND THAT WHEN WE

GIVE, YOU CAN INTERVENE AND

BE A PART IN THIS.

Reporter: THAT SAME DAY

TOM SAYS HE HAD A CHANGE OF

HEART.

FIRST HE SURRENDERED HIS

FINANCIAL SITUATION TO GOD.

THEN IN INSTEAD OF OF

CUTTING OUT THEIR GIVING, HE

DECIDED THEY NEEDED TO GIVE

MORE.

AND HE WENT ON LINE TO

INCREASE HIS PLEDGE TO CBN.

IT WAS A MAJOR COMMITMENT

WHEN I HIT THAT BUTTON

BECAUSE I KNOW EVERY MONTH

$100 IS BEING TAKEN OUT.

IT IS COMMITTED.

IT'S DONE.

BUT THERE WAS A SHIFT GOING

ON.

BECAUSE I WENT FROM BEING

DESPERATE AND WANTING TO

TAKE MONEY, AND NOW I BECAME

EMPOWERED.

EVEN THOUGH I WAS STILL IN

THE SAME SITUATION, I WAS

EMPOWERED TO GIVE.

I WAS NOW A GIVER.

AND I WAS, LIKE, YES,

GOD.

WHEN HE SAID LET'S GIVE,

LET'S GIVE MORE TO "THE 700

CLUB," I WAS, LIKE, YES.

Reporter: AND TOM SAYS

GOD OPENED THE DOOR TO A NEW

CAREER AS A BUSINESS

ANALYST.

IT STARTED WHEN HE

DISCOVERED A FREE COLLEGE

COURSE ONLINE.

HE TOOK THE COURSE AND

LANDED A GREAT-PAYING JOB TO

TURNED OUT TO BE A PERFECT

FIT.

AS I STARTED GETTING INTO

THE JOB, ALL OF MY SKILLS,

ALL OF MY JOB EXPERIENCE --

THEY ALL DOVE TAILED INTO

THIS JOB.

I NEVER IN MY LIFE THIS

WOULD EVER HAPPEN.

Reporter: IN JUST A FEW

MONTHS, TOM RECEIVED THREE

PROMOTIONS WITH PAY RAISES.

TOM AND CORRINE THEIR

DECISION TO TRUST GOD

THROUGH GIVING OPENED THE

DOOR TO THE BLESSINGS THEY

HAVE TODAY.

THERE IS ONLY ONE REASON,

AND THAT'S BECAUSE I

SURRENDERED IT TO GOD.

I'M A STEWARD.

I LOOK BACK AT THAT TURNING

POINT, IS THAT WHEN I PUT MY

HAND TO GIVE THAT $100, IT

WAS AN ACT OF FAITH.

JUST BY THAT SIMPLE ACT OF

FAITH, GOD HAS JUST FAVORED

US SO MUCH.

Terry: GOD'S GOT SUCH A

GOOD PLAN, SUCH A GREAT

PLAN.

AND IT'S FOR OUR GOOD, FOR

OUR BLESSING, FOR OUR

BENEFIT.

IT IS TO KEEP US CLOSE TO

HIM, AND TO MAKE SURE HE IS

THE TOP PRIORITY IN OUR

LIVES.

AND YET EVEN WITH THAT

PLAN -- HE ASKS US 10%, AND

WE KEEP 90%.

AND IN PART OF THE ADVENTURE

THAT HE INVITES US TO BE ON

WITH HIM IS TO REACH OUT AND

TOUCH OTHER PEOPLE, TO MAKE

A DIFFERENCE, TO BE HIM WITH

HANDS IN THE WORLD TODAY,

TOUCHING LIVES, CARING FOR

PEOPLE, SEEING THE NEEDS OF

OTHERS AND SAYING, I WANT TO

DO SOMETHING ABOUT THAT.

LOTS OF PEOPLE WHO

UNDERSTAND THAT AND GET IT

HAVE COME TOGETHER AND

FORMED "THE 700 CLUB."

THAT'S WHAT WE DO.

WE TOUCH LIVES AROUND THE

WORLD.

WE'RE A PART OF GOD'S PLAN.

AND YOU'RE INVITED TO BE A

PART OF THAT, TOO.

IF YOU HAVEN'T GOTTEN ON THE

BANDWAGON OF GIVING YET, YOU

ARE MISSING THE GREATEST

ADVENTURE OF YOUR LIFE.

WE WANT TO INVITE YOU TO BE

A PART OF THAT TODAY.

YOU CAN JOIN "THE 700

CLUB."

FOR 65 CENTS A DAY, $20 A

MONTH, YOU'LL BE JOINING

THOUSANDS OF OTHERS WHO ARE

OUT TO TOUCH THE LIVES OF

PEOPLE WHO ARE IN NEED,

PEOPLE WHO ARE DESPERATE,

PEOPLE WHO ARE WITHOUT

HOPE.

WE WANT TO BE THERE FOR THEM

WITH THE LOVE OF CHRIST.

YOU CAN JOIN BY CALLING

1-800-759-0700, OR YOU CAN

LOG ON TO CBN.COM.

WHEN YOU DO IT, WILL YOU DO

IT USING PLEDGE EXPRESS.

IT MEANS YOUR BANK DOES ALL

OF THE WORK.

YOU DON'T HAVE TO HAVE

STAMPS OR ENVELOPES ON

HANDMENT YOU DON' HAND.

YOU DON'T HAVE TO REMEMBER

TO MAIL ANYTHING.

OUR WAY OF SAYING THANK YOU

FOR USING PLEDGE EXPRESS IS

TO SEND YOU "POWER FOR

LIFE," AND THESE ARE OUR

MONTHLY TEACHINGS.

WE BELIEVE THEY WILL BE AN

ENCOURAGEMENT TO YOU.

Gordon: UP NEXT, A

MAN'S LIFE HANGS IN THE

BALANCE, AND HIS WIFE FEARS

THE WORSE.

I FELT A LOT OF FEAR.

I THOUGHT, HOW AM I GOING TO

RAISE THREE DAUGHTERS BY

MYSELF?

Gordon: SEE HOW THEY

DEFIED THE DOCTORS, AND HE

MAKES AN AMAZING COMEBACK.

Terry: DONNA MON FRIS

WAMONPRIS WAS TOLD TO

PREPARE FOR HER HUSBANDS

FUNERAL.

RICK WAS INVOLVED IN A

BRUTAL FALL.

AND THAT WAS 18 YEARS AGO.

HE IS TELLING OF HIS

MIRACULOUS STORY AND THE

TRIP HE TOOK TO HEAVEN.

Reporter: IN SEPTEMBER

1995, HURRICANE FRAN SLAMMED

INTO THE CAROLINAS.

IN THE STORM'S AFTERMATH,

GEORGIA POWER WORKER, RICK

MONPRIS WAS ON A LINE,

TRYING TO REPAIR IT.

HE FELL ON TO THE CONCRETE.

HE WAS FLOWN TO DUKE MEDICAL

CENTER.

HIS WIFE WAS TOLD TO PREPARE

FOR HIS FUNERAL.

I HAD A LOT OF FEAR.

I HAD EVERY SCENARIO GOING

THROUGH MY MIND: HOW AM I

GOING TO RAISE THREE

DAUGHTERS BY MYSELF?

Reporter: RICK HAD

SEVERAL BROKEN RIBS AND HIS

BRAIN WAS HEMORRHAGING.

10 MINUTES AFTER HE ARRIVED

AT THE HOSPITAL, HE SLIPPED

INTO A COMA.

HE WAS HOOKED UP TO A

BRAIN MACHINE AND ALL KINDS

OF MACHINES.

I JUST LOOKED AT HIM.

I WAS IN SHOCK, I THINK.

I COULDN'T BELIEVE THAT HE

WAS LAYING THERE.

AND THE DOCTORS WERE JUST

SAYING THAT IT WAS A WAIT

AND SEE GAME.

THEY DIDN'T KNOW.

I BELIEVED IN PRAYER, AND I

BELIEVED THAT JESUS WAS THE

HEALER.

BUT IN MY OWN STRENGTH, I

DIDN'T HAVE THAT STRENGTH

MYSELF TO PRAY.

SO I HAD BELIEVERS AND

FRIENDS WHO WERE PRAYING FOR

ME, AS WELL AS FOR RICK,

THAT WE WOULD BE ABLE TO

COME THROUGH THIS.

Reporter: THE PRAYERS

CONTINUED.

AND BY DAY FIVE, RICK WAS

STILL UNRESPONSIVE, AT LEAST

IT APPEARED THAT WAY.

I WAS TAKEN INTO THE

THRONE ROOM OF GOD.

IT WAS MORE REAL THAN YOU

ARE.

WAS SO REAL.

AND EVERYTHING WAS JUST SO

WHITE, WHITER THAN WHITE.

AND I WAS ON MY BELLY, ON MY

FACE, BEFORE THE LORD.

AND I SAW HIS FEET.

HIS FEET IS FINE BURNED

BRASS.

I DIDN'T SEE HIS FACE.

BUT HE ASKED ME, WHAT DO YOU

WANT TO DO?

AND I KEPT HEARING THE

SCRIPTURE OVER AND OVER,

WHO'S REPORT WILL YOU

BELIEVE?

WILL YOU BELIEVE THE REPORT

OF THE LORD OR WILL YOU

BELIEVE THE REPORT OF THE

DOCTORS?

AND I SAID, I WANT TO LIVE

AND TO DECLARE THE WORD OF

THE LORD.

AND HE STOOD UP AND CLAPPED

HIS HANDS, AND HE SAID

THAT'S ENOUGH.

AND WHEN HE SAID, THAT'S

ENOUGH, I BEGAN TO COME OUT

OF THE COMA.

Reporter:

Reporter: HIS DOCTORS

SAID RICK WILL NEVER BE THE

SAME AGAIN.

BUT RICK AND DONNA BELIEVED

DIFFERENTLY.

AND HE SAID, YOU'RE THE

LUCKIEST GUY IN THE WORLD

FROM COMING OUT OF THIS

COMA.

BUT IT WILL BE 60 MONTHS,

MINIMUM, WHICH IS FIVE

YEARS, BEFORE YOU WILL BE

40% BACK.

I TOLD HER, NO, MAIM.

I DON'T MEAN ANY DISRESPECT

TO YOU, BUT THE LORD IS

GOING TO DO A QUICK WORK.

Reporter: THEY READ

JUST SCRIPTURE AND HE AND

DONNA JOINED FAMILY AND

FRIENDS IN PRAYER.

WE BELIEVE BY HIS STRIPES

WE ARE HEALED.

Reporter: AFTER JUST 27

DAYS OF REHAB, RICK HAD A

95% RECOVERY.

WHEN I CAME BACK TO WORK

AT THE POWER COMPANY IN THE

EARLY PART OF 1997, I CAME

BACK TO WORK FULL DUTY.

THE FAITHFULNESS OF GOD

COMES TO MY MIND.

OUR GOD WITH THE IMMEDIATE

CRY OF OUR HEART WILL HEAR

US.

AND HE LISTENS AND HE IS

FAITHFUL.

THE TWO DOCTORS AT THIS

GREAT HOSPITAL DID ALL THEY

COULD DO, BUT IT WAS THE

FATHER'S LOVE, HIS GRACE,

AND HIS COMPASSION ON ME, TO

ALLOW ME TO LIVE TODAY AND

LIVE THE 18 YEARS SINCE THIS

HAPPENED.

Reporter: RICK LATER

RETIRED FROM THE POWER

COMPANY AND BECAME A

PASTOR.

HE CHERISHES EVERY MOMENT HE

HAS WITH HIS WIFE AND

FAMILY.

AND HE SAYS HE DOESN'T LET A

DAY GO BACK WITHOUT GIVING

THANKS FOR THIS MIRACULOUS

HEALING.

EVERY DAY IS INCREDIBLE.

THERE IS ALWAYS A LOT TO BE

THANKFUL FOR.

I'M JUST THANKFUL THAT I

FEEL BETTER TODAY THAN I DID

YESTERDAY.

I'M THANKFUL TODAY THAT I'M

ABLE TO STAND UP.

I'M THANKFUL TODAY THAT I

DON'T HAVE A MASSIVE

HEADACHE THIS MORNING.

I'M THANKFUL TODAY I AM ABLE

TO BREATHE WITHOUT A

MACHINE.

I'M JUST THANKFUL.

Terry: AN EXPERIENCE

LIKE THAT DOES THAT FOR

YOU.

YOU BEGIN TO REALIZE ALL OF

THE BLESSINGS YOU HAVE.

WELL, GOD IS IN THE

MIRACLE-WORKING BUSINESS,

AND NOT JUST FOR THIS MAN

AND HIS FAMILY, BUT FOR YOU

AS WELL.

WE KNOW THERE ARE MANY OF

YOU WHO HAVE PRAYER NEEDS,

AND WE WANT TO PRAY FOR YOU

IN A REPORT.

BUT FIRST WE WANT TO SHARE

SOME REPORTS.

Gordon: I'VE GOT ONE

FROM MASSACHUSETTS.

BOB HAD LIFTED 380 POUNDS,

AND HE SPRAINED HIS BACK AND

HIS DISCS DETERIORATED.

ON A SCALE OF ONE TO 10, HIS

PAIN WAS 15.

THEN IN JANUARY, HE WATCHED

"THE 700 CLUB."

TERRY, YOU SAID, THERE IS

SOMEONE WITH A DISC IN YOUR

BACK AND IT IS OUT OF ORDER

AND IT IS PAINFUL, SO

PAINFUL.

GOD IS HEALING THAT FOR YOU

RIGHT NOW.

THE TERRIBLE SHOOTING PAIN

IS JUST GOING TO BE GONE,

THAT DEEP ACHING GONE."

AND I SAID, THERE IS SOMEONE

WHO HAS DETERIORATING PAIN

IN YOUR BACK.

AND GOD IS HEALING YOU AND

BRINGING YOU NEW BONE.

BONE."

WELL, BOB HEARD THAT AND HE

HAS NO PAIN AND HE IS

PRAISING GOD FOR A MIRACLE.

Terry: RUTH LIVES IN

WESTMINISTER, CALIFORNIA,

AND SHE WAS DIAGNOSED WITH

C.O.P.D.

HER LUNGS WERE SO BAD SHE

ONLY HAD A 15% CAPACITY.

WHEN SHE SPOKE, SHE SAID IT

SOUNDED LIKE THE CROAKING OF

A FROG.

SHE WAS REQUIRED TO BE ON

OXYGEN 24 HOURS A DAY.

HER DOCTOR PLACED HER ON A

WAITING LIST FOR A LUNG

TRANSPLANT.

AND LAST MONTH SHE WAS

WATCHING THIS PROGRAM AND

SHE HEARD YOU GIVE THIS

WORD: "YOU HAVE C.O.P.D.,

AND IT IS LIKE YOU HAVE A

PILE OF BRICKS ON YOUR LUNGS

AND IT IS HARD TO BREATHE.

GOD HAS JUST HEALED YOU.

AND YOU ARE MADE WHOLE."

THAT SAME DAY SHE WAS ABLE

TO BREATHE AND THERE IS NO

PAIN.

Gordon: DOCTORS WILL

TELL YOU FOR THAT KIND OF

BACK PAIN, THERE IS NO

CURE.

WHEN DISCS GET OUT OF

ALIGNMENT, THEY SAY THERE IS

NO CURE.

THEY SOMETIMES TALK ABOUT

SURGERY, BUT THEY DON'T

GUARANTEE YOU ANY RESULTS.

I KNOW SOMEONE WHO CAN

GUARANTEE RESULTS.

HIS NAME IS GOD ALMIGHTY.

AND WITH HIM NOTHING IS

IMPOSSIBLE.

SO ENCOURAGE YOURSELF BY

THINKING, HOW BIG IS

POSSIBLE?

HOW BIG IS THAT?

HOW WIDE IS THAT?

HOW DEEP IS THAT?

BECAUSE IF NOTHING IS

IMPOSSIBLE, THEN THAT MEANS

ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE TO

THEM THAT BELIEVE.

NOW, HOW DO YOU GET THERE?

HOW DO YOU GET TO THAT

POINT, WHEN YOU CAN ACTUALLY

BELIEVE?

I KNOW IT IS REALLY HARD

WHEN YOU'RE IN A HOSPITAL

BED AND YOU'RE ON A

VENTILATOR AND YOU'VE GOT

MACHINES AND TUBES.

AND YOU'VE GOT ALL OF THESE

THINGS GOING ON.

AND YOU CAN HEAR THAT

MACHINE.

AND IT'S REAL REGULAR.

AND YOU HEAR THAT HEART

MONITOR, AND IT IS REAL

REGULAR.

HOW DO YOU PRAY THROUGH AND

HOW DO YOU GET TO THAT POINT

WHERE YOU CAN BELIEVE THE

REPORT OF THE LORD?

YOU HEARD FROM RICK HOW HE

GOT THERE.

HE STARTED THINKING GOD FOR

BREATH.

HE STARTED THINKING GOD FOR

ALL OF THE THINGS HE COULD

THINK OF.

DON'T THANK HIM FOR THE

ILLNESS.

HE IS NOT THE AUTHOR OF

THAT.

DON'T THINK HIM FOR THAT.

BUT THANK HIM FOR JESUS.

THANK HIM FOR THE CROSS.

THANK HIM, FOR BY HIS

STRIPES YOU ARE HEALED.

THANK HIM FOR THAT.

AND WHEN YOU GET SO FULL OF

PRAISE, YOU FIND THAT HE

GETS ENTHRONED IN THAT.

HIS PRESENCE COMES TO HIM.

AND ALL OF THESE OTHER

THINGS FADE AWAY.

YOU LITERALLY COME INTO THE

THRONE ROOM OF GOD, JUST AS

RICK DID.

AND YOU GET TO HEAR THIS

VOICE.

YOU GET TO SENSE HIS

PRESENCE.

AND IN THAT PLACE ALL THINGS

ARE POSSIBLE.

SO TERRY AND I ARE GOING TO

PRAY WITH YOU.

WE'RE GOING TO AGREE.

AND JESUS SAID THESE WORDS:

"IF TWO OR MORE AGREE

TOUCHING ANYTHING" -- SOME

TRANSLATIONS SAY CONCERNING

ANYTHING -- "IT SHALL BE

DONE BY MY FATHER IN

HEAVEN."

SO WE'RE GOING TO AGREE.

IN AN ACT OF FAITH, LAY A

HAND ON THAT AREA THAT NEEDS

HEALING.

IF IT IS THROUGHOUT YOUR

BODY, LAY YOUR HANDS ON YOUR

HEAD.

IF AR THERE ARE PEOPLE

AROUND YOU, ASK THEM TO COME

AND PRAY.

LET'S THANK HIM FOR LIFE.

LET'S THANK HIM FOR JESUS.

AND LET'S BELIEVE THAT ALL

THINGS ARE POSSIBLE.

LET'S PRAY.

LORD, WE LIFT THE NEEDS OF

THE AUDIENCE TO YOU.

AND AS PEOPLE ARE LAYING

HANDS ON THAT AREA OF THE

BODY THAT NEEDS HEALING, AS

LOVED ONES ARE COMING AROUND

THEM AND LAYING HANDS ON

THEIR BODIES NOW, WE COME

INTO AGREEMENT WITH THEM,

AND WE DECLARE OVER THEM ALL

THINGS ARE POSSIBLE.

AND WE PRAISE YOU NOW.

WE THANK YOU FOR LIFE, TO

BREATH, THE BREATH THAT YOU

GAVE US.

WE THANK YOU FOR JESUS.

WE THANK YOU THAT BY HIS

STRIPES WE ARE HEALED, WE

WERE HEALED.

AND WE ASK THAT YOUR

PRESENCE WOULD JUST INVADE

AND BE IN THEIR BODIES, BE

ALL AROUND THEM, FILL THE

ROOM WITH YOUR GLORY, LORD.

AND WE AGREE, AND WE SAY OUT

LOUD, BE HEALED AN IN

JESUS' NAME.

THERE IS SOMEONE, YOU'VE GOT

SERIOUS KIDNEY CONDITIONS,

AND IT'S VERY PAINFUL,

PARTICULARLY IN YOUR RIGHT

KIDNEY.

AND GOD IS HEALING YOU RIGHT

NOW.

HE IS RESTORING KIDNEY

FUNCTION.

HE IS TAKING AWAY CANCER

RIGHT NOW.

IN JESUS' NAME, RECEIVE IT.

BELIEVE IT.

IT'S FOR YOU.

BELIEVE IT NOW.

TERRY?

Terry: THERE IS SOMEONE

WITH TREMENDOUS JOINT PAIN.

GOD IS HEALING THAT.

YOU'RE JUST GOING TO FEEL A

WARMTH COME OVER YOUR JOINTS

AND IT IS GONE.

BE SET FREE IN JESUS' NAME.

Gordon: WE THANK YOU,

JESUS, FOR WHAT YOU'VE

DONE.

IF YOU'VE BEEN TOUCHED, WE

WANT TO SHARE IN YOUR GOOD

REPORT.

GIVE US A CALL,

1-800-759-0700.

WE LEAVE YOU WITH THESE

WORDS FROM JAMES: "CONFESS

YOUR TRESPASSES FROM ONE

ANOTHER, AND PRAY FOR ONE

ANOTHER THAT YOU MAY BE

HEALED."

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