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700 Club Interactive: Made in Israel: Agriculture – April 6, 2015

Streams in the desert? It’s possible – thanks to technology made in Israel! Read Transcript


Gordon: HOW A PLOT OF

DIRT IN THE DESERT TURNED

INTO THE LAND OF MILK AND

HONEY FROM.

IF WE REALLY WANT TO HELP

THE WORLD, THEN WE CAN'T

KEEP THESE THINGS TO

OURSELVES.

WE HAVE TO SHARE THESE

THINGS.

WE HAVE TO SHARE THE

KNOWLEDGE.

Gordon: HOW ONE SMALL

COUNTRY IS FEEDING THE

WORLD.

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.

Gordon: WELL, WELCOME

TO THE SHOW.

BILLIONAIRE INVESTOR WARREN

BUFFETT CALLED ISRAEL THE

MOST PROMISING INVESTMENT

HUB OUTSIDE OF THE UNITED

STATES.

THEY HAVE PRODUCED MORE

CUTTING-EDGE TECHNOLOGIES

THAN ANY OTHER COUNTRY ON

EARTH.

WE'LL SEE HOW THE DESERT IS

BLOOMING IN ISRAEL AND

AROUND THE WORLD.

> IN 1867, MARK TWAIN

TOURED THE LAND OF ISRAEL.

HERE IS HOW HE DESCRIBED IT:

A DESOLATE COUNTRY, A

SILENT, MOURNFUL EXPANDS.

THERE WAS HARDLY A TREE OR A

SHRUB ANYWHERE.

IT IS DESOLATE AND

UNLOVELY.

TODAY MARK TWAIN WOULDN'T

EVEN RECOGNIZE THIS LAND,

OUT OF ROCKY SOIL, OUT OF

SWAMPS, AND EVEN DESERT,

ISRAELIS HAVE CREATED FARMS

OUT OF SOME OF THE MOST

INNOVATIVE TECHNIQUES IN THE

WORLD.

THERE IS FOOD AND PEOPLE

AND A SENSE OF FAMILY,

AND ULTIMATELY A SENSE OF

BELONGING.

Gordon: IT HAS BEEN

SAID THAT THE MODERN STATE

OF ISRAEL WAS BORN ON THE

KIBBUTZ.

PEOPLE CAME BACK, WANTING

TO CREATE A COLLECTIVE IN A

EQUAL SOCIETY.

THE KIBBUTZI WORKED ON THE

AGRICULTURE.

THE JEWS WERE FORBIDDEN TO

OWN THE LAND OR TO WORK THE

LAND.

JEWS COULDN'T BE FARMERS.

ALL OF A SUDDEN TO SEE A

GENERATION OF JEWS FARMING

THE LAND IN A COLLECTIVE

ENVIRONMENT WAS INCREDIBLE.

Gordon: BEFORE ISRAEL

EVEN BECAME A STATE, JEWS BY

THE THOUSANDS CAME TO LAND

THERE ON COMMUNAL FARMS.

BUT WHEN THEY ARRIVED IN THE

PROMISED LAND, IT WASN'T

EXACTLY FLOWING WITH MILK

AND HONEY.

THE COASTAL PLAINS WERE

SWAMPY.

THE GALILEE IN THE JUDEAN

HILLS WERE ROCKY.

AND THE SOUTHERN HALF OF THE

COUNTRY WAS MOSTLY DESERT.

THE PEOPLE OF ISRAEL LEFT

OUR HOMELAND 2,000 YEARS

AGO, AND THE AREA WAS

MISMANAGED.

SO WE WANT TO PRESERVE AND

REHABILITATE THIS HOLY

LAND.

Gordon: THE EARLY

JEWISH SETTLERS FACED A

NUMBER OF OBSTACLES, FROM

BAD SOIL TO BETAWAN

RAIDERS.

BUT THEY FACED AN EVEN

BIGGER ENEMY THAT

THREATENED TO DESTROY THE

JEWISH STATE BEFORE IT EVER

BEGAN.

ISRAEL WAS A BREEDING GROUND

FOR MOSQUITOS CARRYING

MALARIA.

THE ONLY LAND AVAILABLE FOR

JEWS TO BUY, SINCE THE LOCAL

ARABS HAD DECIDED IT WAS

INHABITABLE.

IN 1920, MORE THAN A

THIRD OF ALL JEWISH

RESIDENTS OF PALESTINE HAD

MALARIA.

SO WITH NO OTHER CHOICE,

THEY WENT TO WORK.

THEY DRAINED THE SWAMPS AND

SPRAYED THE LAND, AND

CHANGED THE FLOW OF WATER IN

IRRIGATION CANALS TO TRUPT

INTERRUPT THE

MOSQUITOS' BREEDING.

THEY WERE SO SUCCESSFUL,

THAT A COMMISSION FROM THE

LEAGUE OF PALATINE CAME TO

LEARN WHAT THEY DID.

LESS THAN 20 YEARS AFTER THE

COUNTRY'S STATEHOOD, THE

COUNTRY WAS OFFICIALLY

MALARIA-FREE.

THEY WERE FOCUSED ON MAKING

THE DESERT BLOOMED.

IN THE COASTAL PLAINS,

CITRUS GROVES REPLACED THE

SWAMPS.

AND THE JORDAN VALLEY, ONCE

THE CENTER OF THE MALARIA

EPIDEMIC, NOW BECAME THE

COUNTRY'S BREAD BASKET.

THE NEGEV DESERT BLOSSOMED

WITH NEWLY PLANTED FLOWERS

AND VINEYARDS.

IN THE ARAVA, ONCE THE MOST

ARID SITE OF ISRAEL, BECAUSE

A FLOURISHING LAND.

NOW THEY'RE USING THEIR

EXPERIENCE TO HELP OTHER

COUNTRIES.

IN THE 1970S, THEY CREATED A

NEW BREED OF CHERRY TOMATO

THAT IS

DISEASE-RESISTANCE.

AND THEY BRED A NEW KIND OF

POTATO THAT CAN BE GROWN IN

HOT, DRY CLIMATES, AND

IRRIGATED BY SOIL.

ISRAELI SCIENTISTS NOT ONLY

FOUND WAYS TO GROW MORE

CROPS, THEY ALSO FOUND NEW

WAYS TO PRESERVE THEM.

GRAIN PRO COCOONS PROVIDE A

WAY TO KEEP THEIR GRAIN

MARKET FRESH, BY KEEPING OUT

WATER, AIR, BE INSECTS.

THEY'RE BEING USED IN

AFRICA, THE FAR EAST, AND

EVEN PAKISTAN, A NATION WITH

NO DIPLOMATIC TIES TO

ISRAEL.

KIBBUTZ OVERTIME BEGAN TO

CHANGE IN MORE CAPITALISTIC

AND MORE FOCUSED ON FREE

ENTERPRISE AND

ENTREPRENEURSHIP, AND THE

INDIVIDUAL TAKING

RESPONSIBILITY FOR HIMSELF.

THERE HAVE BEEN MANY

EXCITING COMPANIES THAT HAVE

BEEN BUILT IN

KIBBUTZINE.

THE AVERAGE ISRAELI 10,

12 YEARS AGO, IF YOU SAID

"ORGANIC," THEY WOULDN'T

HAVE A CLUE WHAT YOU WERE

TALKING ABOUT.

HERE WE HAVE BEEN DOING

ORGANIC FARMING FOR 30

YEARS.

Gordon: THIS WAS

FOUNDED BY GERMAN

REFUGEES IN 1934.

MANY OF THEIR MEMBERS WERE

SURVIVORS OF THE HOLOCAUST.

THE BIGGEST PROBLEMS WE

HAD IS WHAT DO YOU USE IF

YOU'RE NOT USING CEAMTION.

CHEMICALS?

HOW DO YOU GET RID OF THE

PESTS.

Gordon: THEIR SOLUTION

WAS TO FIGHT BUGS WITH

BUGS.

EVERYTHING IN NATURE HAS

A NATURAL ENEMY.

WHAT EATS OR ATTACKS THESE

PESTS THAT ARE ATTACKING OUR

CROPS.

Gordon: THEY STARTED

BREEDING DIFFERENT INSECTS

IN THE BOMB SHELTER OF THE

KIBBUTZ.

THE IDEA WAS TO BREED

PREDATORS TO DESTROY THE

PESTS THAT ATE THE CROPS.

WE WENT TO ISRAELI

FARMERS AND SAID, DO YOU

WANT TO BUY SOME BUGS?

THEY SAID, ARE YOU CRAZY?

WE DON'T HAVE ENOUGH BUGS IN

THE FIELD?

Gordon: EVENTUALLY THEY

WON OVER FARMERS IN ISRAEL,

AND IN 32 OTHER CATAMOUNTS

AS WELL.

COUNTRIES AS WELL.

IN CALIFORNIA, 60% OF CROPS

ARE TREATED WITH BIOLEAF.

AND THEY FOUND A WAY TO DEAL

WITH THE MOST DEVASTATING

INSECTS, THE MEDITERRANEAN

FRUIT FLY.

WE TAKE THE MALES OF THE

SPECIES AND WE STER LIES

THEM.

STERILIZE THEM.

AND THEN WE RELEASE THEM

INTO THE POPULATION, AND

THERE IS NO FUTURE

GENERATION.

Gordon: THEY ALSO

SOLVED ANOTHER AGRICULTURAL

PROBLEM, HOW TO POLLENATE

GREENHOUSE PLANTS.

THE CLASSIC EXAMPLE WE

LIKE TO GIVE A

TOMATO PLANTS.

IN ISRAEL, THEY'RE GROWN IN

GREENHOUSES.

AND YOU DON'T HAVE THAT

WIND.

YOU DON'T HAVE THE NATURAL

POLLENATION.

WE HAD TO FIND OTHER METHODS

OF POLLENATION.

Gordon: THEIR SOLUTION

WAS TO BREED BUMBLE BEES.

THEY COLLECT POLLEN FOR

FOOD.

THEY HAVE TO WORK, EVEN IN

COLD WEATHER CONDITIONS.

THEY HAVE TO GO AND WORK.

WE'RE SAVING THE FARMER

MONEY BECAUSE INSTEAD OF

PAYING PEOPLE, THE BEES ARE

DOING THE WORK.

AND THE BEES, UNLIKE PEOPLE,

DON'T MISS A SINGLE FLOWER.

THE YIELD OF THE TOMATO

CROPS INCREASED BY 25%.

WE SAY, HOW GREAT AND

WONDERFUL ARE CREATIONS FROM

GOD.

THIS REALLY SHOWS THAT EVERY

SINGLE THING HAS A REGION.

THESE TINY LITTLE THINGS,

AND LOOK HOW MUCH FOOD THEY

PRODUCE FOR US, FOR THE

FARMERS, FOR THE

ENVIRONMENT.

Gordon: THE FARMERS

HERE NOT ONLY TARGETED

INSECTS, THEY ALSO FOUND A

CREATIVE WAY TO GET RID OF

RODENTS AS WELL.

WHAT WE USED TO DO IS

BASICALLY WE USED TO TAKE

POISON IN A BOTTLE, IN A

TEASPOON, AND SOMEBODY'S JOB

WAS TO WALK UP AND DOWN THE

ROWS, AND EVERY TIME THEY

SAW A MOUSE, THEY WOULD

THROW IT DOWN THE HOLE.

AND IF IT RAINS OR WE

IRRIGATE THE LAND, IT IS

GOING INTO THE CROPS.

SO WE WANTED A NATURAL

SOLUTION.

TWO OWLS CAN CAPTURE AN

AVERAGE OF 2,000 TO 5,000

OF MICE A YEAR.

THAT'S A LOT OF MICE.

Gordon: THERE WAS JUST

ONE PROBLEM WITH THE OWLS.

THEY FLY AWAY.

THEY FLY TO JORDAN, AND IN

JORDAN THEY WERE SHOOTING

THEM.

AND THEY'RE VERY

SUPERSTITIOUS ABOUT BARN

OWLS, AND IF THEY SEE ONE,

THEY SHOOT IT.

SO VERY SIMPLY, WE INVITED

THE JORDIAN FARMERS TO SEE

WHAT WE'RE DOING.

THIS WAS OVER 20 YEARS AGO.

AND TODAY WE HAVE THE BOX

ACROSS THE COUNTRY, AND THE

NUMBERS KEEP GROWING.

AND IT HAS BECOME A

WONDERFUL PROGRAM OF

REGIONAL COOPERATION, ALSO

WITH JORDAN AND ALSO WITH

THE PALESTINIANS.

THIS HAS BEEN AN AMAZING

SUCCESS STORY.

WE SAY IT IS NOT THE DOVE

BRINGING PEACE TO THE MIDDLE

EAST, IT IS THE BARN OWL.

WE'RE A LIGHT UNTO THE

NATIONS.

IF WE WANT TO REALLY SAVE

THE ENVIRONMENT, IF WE

REALLY WANT TO HELP THE

WORLD, THEN WE CAN'T KEEP

THESE THINGS TO OURSELVES.

WE HAVE TO SHARE THESE

THINGS.

WE HAVE TO SHARE THIS

KNOWLEDGE.

BY HELPING OTHERS, WE'RE

HELPING OURSELVES AS WELL.

Gordon: THE BEAUTY OF

ISRAEL, AND HOW ISRAEL IS

CHANGING THE WORLD AND

FULFILLING GOD'S PROMISE

OVER ABRAHAM, THAT THROUGH

YOU ALL OF THE NATIONS OF

THE WORLD WILL BE BLESSED.

WELL, THAT WAS THE FIRST

PART OF OUR EMMY-NOMINATED

SERIES CALLED "MADE IN

ISRAEL."

IF YOU WANT TO WATCH ALL

FIVE PARTS, CALL THE NUMBER

ON YOUR SCREEN AND WE'LL

SEND YOU A D.V.D. OF THE

ENTIRE SERIES.

IT IS "MADE IN ISRAEL."

WE WANT YOU TO HAVE THIS

ABSOLUTELY FREE OF CHARGE.

IT WON'T COST YOU ANYTHING,

SHIPPING, ANYTHING.

IT'S ABSOLUTELY FREE.

IF YOU WANT IT, JUST CALL

THE NUMBER ON THE SCREEN.

1-888-777-1999.

AND IF YOU DON'T WANT TO

WAIT FOR A D.V.D., YOU JUST

WANT TO WATCH IT, JUST GO

TO

700CLUBINTERACTIVE.COM.

AND THERE IS A LINK THERE

WHERE YOU CAN SEE THE ENTIRE

SERIES.

AND IT IS ALSO AVAILABLE ON

YouTube.

SO WATCH IT.

GET INFORMED ABOUT WHAT

ISRAEL IS DOING TODAY, HOW

THE TECHNOLOGY COMING OUT OF

ISRAEL IS CHANGING THE

WORLD.

> WELL, DO YOU KNOW A

CHILD WHO HAS TROUBLE

SLEEPING AT NIGHT?

WE'LL SHOW YOU WHAT HELPED

THIS 11-YEAR-OLD GIRL GET A

GOOD NIGHT SLEEP RIGHT AFTER

Gordon: CBN'S ANIMATED

PROGRAM, "SUPERBOOK," IS

SHARING THE STORIES OF THE

BIBLE WITH MILLIONS OF

CHILDREN AROUND THE WORLD.

BUT IT IS MORE THAN JUST A

CARTOON.

FOR ONE FAMILY IN THE

PHILIPPINES, IT IS A WAY TO

GET THEIR YOUNG DAUGHTER TO

BED AT NIGHT.

Reporter: 11-YEAR-OLD

CHLOE AND HER DOG, PEACHES,

AND INSEPARABLE.

THERE WAS A TIME WHEN CHLOE

REFUSED TO GO TO BED WITHOUT

HER.

I ALWAYS TOOK PEACHES

WITH ME BECAUSE I GOT SCARED

WHEN I WAS ALONE.

Reporter: CHLOE'S FEARS

BEGAN AFTER SHE STARTED

WATCHING HORROR MOVIES WITH

HER COUSINS.

I COVERED MY EYES DURING

THE SCARY PART, BUT

SOMETIMES I WOULD PEEK.

AND NOW WHEN I'M ALONE, I

IMAGINE THEY WILL JUMP OUT

AND SCARE ME, LIKE IN THE

MOVIES.

THAT'S WHY I KEEP PEACHES

WITH ME AND EVEN HIDE UNDER

THE COVERS.

Reporter: THEN CHLOE'S

MOM AND DAD WERE EXCITED TO

SEE THE NEW VERSION OF CBN'S

"SUPERBOOK."

THAT'S BECAUSE THEY WATCHED

THE CLASSIC VERSION OF THE

CBN CARTOON AS CHILDREN, AND

REMEMBERED HOW MUCH IT MEANT

TO THEM.

AS A CHILD, I SAW A

"SUPERBOOK" EPISODE ABOUT

JESUS CALLING HIS

DISCIPLES.

THAT TAUGHT ME TO FOLLOW AND

SERVE HIM TODAY.

Reporter: CHLOE WATCHES

"SUPERBOOK" EVERY WEEK, BUT

SHE STILL BATTLED HER

FEARS.

THEN SHE SAW THE BIBLE STORY

ABOUT REVELATION AND THE

FINAL BATTLE.

I LIKE THE SCENE WHERE

JESUS AND THE ANGELS WENT

AGAINST SATAN AND HIS BAD

ANGELS.

I LEARNED WHEN WE BELIEVE IN

THE POWER OF GOD, WE CAN

BEAT EVIL.

Reporter: THAT NIGHT

CHLOE WAS ABLE TO GO TO HER

ROOM WITHOUT BEING AFRAID.

PEACHES DOESN'T HAVE TO

COME TO BED WITH ME

ANYMORE.

I TELL MYSELF THAT I DON'T

HAVE TO BE AFRAID BECAUSE

JESUS IS BY MY SIDE.

IT'S GREAT THAT CBN

BROUGHT BACK "SUPERBOOK."

CHLOE IS LEARNING TO

APPRECIATE WHAT GOD CAN DO.

THANKS FOR HELPING ME TO

OVERCOME MY FEARS AND BE

BRAVE.

I KNOW NOW THAT JESUS IS

WITH ME.

Gordon: IF YOU WANT TO

BE A PART OF IT, IF YOU WANT

TO BE A PART OF

SPREADING THE STORIES OF THE

BIBLE TO THE CHILDREN OF THE

WORLD, ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS

JOIN THE "SUPERBOOK" D.V.D.

CLUB.

HOW MUCH IS THAT?

IT'S $25.

AND EVERY FOUR TO SIX WEEKS,

WE'LL SEND YOU NOT JUST ONE

COPY.

WE'LL SEND YOU THREE COPIES

OF THE LATEST EPISODE.

RIGHT NOW WE'RE OFFERING THE

STORY OF RUTH.

IT IS A WONDERFUL LOVE

STORY, AND IT'S YOURS WHEN

YOU JOIN THE "SUPERBOOK"

D.V.D. CLUB.

AND ON TOP OF ALL OF THAT,

WE'LL LET YOU HAVE THE FIRST

SEASON, WHICH IS 13

EPISODES, WHERE YOU CAN

STREAM IT ON TABLETS,

SMARTPHONES.

IF YOU'RE GOT ONE OF THOSE

SMART TELEVISIONS, IT WILL

GO STRAIGHT TO YOUR

TELEVISION AS WELL.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS SAY,

YES, I WANT TO JOIN THE

"SUPERBOOK" D.V.D. CLUB.

SO CALL US, 1-888-777-1999.

BE A PART OF SHARING THE

STORIES OF THE BIBLE WITH

THE CHILDREN OF THE WORLD.

STILL AHEAD, A SPORTS RADIO

JOCK WITH A PARTY

LIFESTYLE.

PURSUING PLEASURE, SEXUAL

SIN, POT, ALCOHOL, THAT WAS

MY PASSION.

I DIDN'T FEEL LIKE I WAS

LIVING ON THE EDGE.

I FELT LIKE I WAS JUST

NORMAL.

Gordon: WATCH WHAT

HAPPENED WHEN HIS WIFE

WALKED OUT ON HIM, RIGHT

AFTER THISCH

Gordon: ALCOHOL, POT,

PORNOGRAPHY, MULTIPLE

AFFAIRS, TO DAVID STEIN,

THESE WERE ALL PART OF

NORMAL BEHAVIOR.

BUT AFTER 10 YEARS OF

MARRIAGE, HIS WIFE LEFT HIM,

AND SUDDENLY DAVID FACED A

COMPLETELY NEW NORMAL.

Reporter: DAVID STEIN

WAS BORN AND RAISED JEWISH,

ALTHOUGH HIS PARENTS

OBSERVED CERTAIN HOLIDAYS,

THEY DIDN'T BELIEVE IN GOD.

I LOVED THE HISTORY.

I LOVED THE FOOD.

I LOVED MY FAMILY.

BUT WITHOUT HAVING ANY

CONCEPT OF WHO GOD WAS, WHEN

I BECAME 13 AND WAS

BARMITZVAHED, THAT WAS IT

FOR ME.

I NEVER SET FOOT IN A

SYNAGOGUE AGAIN.

Reporter: AND DAVID

ALSO REMEMBERS WHEN HE FOUND

PORNOGRAPHY AT THE AGE OF

11.

WELL, IT GOT

A GRIP ON ME AT AN EARLY

AGE.

I REMEMBER THINKING IT WAS

COOL AND I ENJOYED IT.

AND I NEVER THOUGHT THAT

PORNOGRAPHY WAS BAD.

AND I JUST KEPT LOOKING AT

IT FOR YEARS.

Reporter: DAVID CARRIED

HIS PORNOGRAPHY ADDICTION TO

COLLEGE, AND ADDED MORE

VICES ALONG THE WAY.

I WAS ENJOYING PARTYING

MORE THAN ANYTHING ELSE.

I WASN'T GOING TO CLASS.

A COUPLE OF HITS OFF OF A

PIPE OR A JOINT, THAT WAS

ENOUGH FOR ME.

THAT WAS ENOUGH TO TAKE ME

TO A PLACE WHERE I LOST ALL

OF MY MOTIVATION.

LATER ON IN LIFE, I USED IT

AS AN ESCAPE.

Reporter: AFTER

COLLEGE, DAVID GOT A LUCKY

BREAK AND LANDED A JOB IN

THE SPORTS RADIO.

EVENTUALLY HE MARRIED.

DESPITE HIS CAREER SUCCESS

AND NEW WIFE, DAVID

MAINTAINED HIS NIGHT LIFE.

I GUESS THERE IS THIS

MORAL COMPASS THAT I

SHOULDN'T BE DOING THESE

THINGS.

BUT ALCOHOL, POT, SEX, IT

WAS MY PASSION.

Reporter: DAVID

DESTROYED HIS HOME LIFE, AND

HIS MARRIAGE OF 10 YEARS WAS

SUDDENLY OVER.

IT WAS CRUSHING, TO KNOW

THAT I HAD WOUNDED SOMEONE

SO DEEPLY, TO FEEL ALONE AND

ABANDONED AND THAT IT WAS MY

FAULT.

THE NIGHT THAT IT ENDED, I

WAS LAYING ON THE FLOOR OF A

HALF EMPTY CLOSET BECAUSE

ONLY MY STUFF WAS LEFT.

I REMEMBER BEING IN A FETAL

POSITION.

AND I THOUGHT, HOW DID I

BECOME THIS?

Reporter: THE NIGHT HE

HIT ROCK BOTTOM, DAVID SAID

HE FELT A SUPERNATURAL POWER

TAKE OVER HIS BODY.

I JUST FELT LIKE I WAS

BEING PICKED UP OFF THE

FLOOR.

AS I'M BEING PICKED UP OFF

THE FLOOR, AND I DIDN'T

REALIZE IT WAS HAPPENING,

BUT MY DESIRE TO DRINK AND

SMOKE WAS GONE, COMPLETELY

GONE.

Reporter: AFTER HIS

EXPERIENCE, DAVID DOVE INTO

GROUPS AND SELF-HELP

EFFORTS.

BUT IT WAS NEVER ENOUGH.

AT THE AGE OF 45, HE STARTED

TO THINK ABOUT GOD.

SO FOR THE FIRST TIME IN

HOW MANY YEARS, 32 YEARS?

I WALKED INTO A SYNAGOGUE,

AND IT FELT AWFULLY EMPTY.

AND I DIDN'T WANT IT TO.

I WANTED TO HAVE THIS GREAT

ENCOUNTER WITH THE ALMIGHTY,

AND HAVE HIM EMBRACE ME AT

THE FRONT DOOR AND SAY,

WELCOME BACK; GOOD TO HAVE

YOU.

AND IT WAS COLD.

Reporter: DAVID TOLD A

COUNSELLOR ABOUT HIS

EXPERIENCE AT SYNAGOGUE.

AND SHE TOOK OFF HER

THERAPY HAT, AND SHE PUT ON

HER CHRISTIAN HAT.

AND SHE TOLD ME THAT

JESUS -- SHE TOLD ME WHAT

JESUS DID FOR ME, AND THAT

HE DIED FOR ME, AND THAT HIS

BLOOD CAN WASH AWAY MY

SINS.

EVERYTHING THAT I HAD DONE.

I KNEW THAT I NEEDED A

SAVIOR, AND I FELL TO MY

KNEES.

AND I ACCEPTED JESUS AS MY

LORD AND SAVIOR.

IT WAS THE MOST FREEING

MOMENT OF MY ENTIRE LIFE.

I FELT EVERY BURDEN OFF ME,

TO KNOW THAT IT WAS JESUS

WHO DELIVERED ME IN THAT

CLOSET.

AND IT WAS JESUS WHO PICKED

ME UP.

IT WAS JESUS WHO ALLOWED ME

TO HAVE A NEW LIFE.

IT WAS AS FREEING AS IF I

HAD CHAINS ON MY ARMS AND

LEGS, AND THOSE CHAINS WERE

BROKEN.

Reporter: AS DAVID

STARTED STUDYING THE BIBLE,

GOING TO CHURCH, AND

LEARNING MORE ABOUT JESUS,

HIS LIFE STARTED CHANGING

DRAMATICALLY.

ONE OF THE VERY FIRST

VERSES THAT WAS UNVEILED TO

ME WAS EPHESIANS 4: 29: LET

NO UNWHOLESOME TALK COME OUT

OF YOUR MOUTH, BUT ONLY SUCH

FOR THE BUILDING UP OF

OTHERS, THAT IT WOULD GRACE

TO THOSE WHO HEAR."

HOW KIND OF GOD TO GIVE THAT

TO A GUY WHO TALKS FOR A

LIVING.

WOMEN OR GOD'S DAUGHTERS,

HIS CREATION, NOT FOR ME.

HE WAS PREPARING ME TO HAVE

A DIFFERENT LIFE, TO HAVE A

NEW LIFE, TO HAVE A

TRANSFORMED LIFE.

Reporter: TODAY DAVID

IS REMARRIED.

HE AND HIS WIFE, LEANNA,

SHARED THEIR FIRST KISS AT

THE ALTER, AND NOW CO-HOST A

CHRISTIAN RADIO SHOW.

A SECOND CHANCE THAT GOD

HAS GIVEN ME TO SPEAK TRUTH,

AND SAY, HEY, I DID IT THIS

WAS FOR A LONG TIME.

AND I MESSED THINGS UP

PRETTY BAD.

BUT HERE IS THE TRUTH OF WHO

GOD IS: JESUS IS RESCUER AND

REDEEMER FOR ME, AND NOW

LORD, SAVIOR, CHRIST, AND

KING, AND HE RESCUED ME AND

HE REDEEMED MY LIFE.

AND ANYONE CAN HAVE A

TRANSFORMED HEART.

Gordon: ANYONE CAN HAVE

THAT TRANSFORMATION.

ANYONE CAN HAVE IT.

AND THE GREAT NEWS IS THAT

JESUS CAME.

HE WAS SENT TO SEEK AND SAVE

THE LOST.

NOW, MAYBE YOU'RE STORY IS

LIKE DAVID'S.

YOU GOT INVOLVED IN THINGS

YOUNG.

AND AT THE TIME YOU THOUGHT

IT WAS COOL.

YOU THOUGHT IT WAS OKAY.

YOU THOUGHT IT MADE YOU BIG

TIME, OR IT MADE YOU MORE

ADULT.

OR WHATEVER IT MADE YOU

FEEL, YOU THOUGHT IT WAS

OKAY.

AND YOU KEPT DOING IT.

AND THEN YOU FOUND THAT THE

MORE YOU WALK WITH THAT,

WHO'S REALLY IN CONTROL?

THE MORE YOU GIVE YOURSELF

OVER TO SIN, THE MORE YOU

FIND THAT SIN MULTIPLIES.

AND THEN THE WORDS OF JESUS

BECOME TRUE FOR YOU.

AND YOU UNDERSTAND THAT YOU

BECOME A SLAVE TO IT.

YOU'RE NO LONGER IN

CONTROL.

IT CONTROLS YOU.

AND YOU MAY THINK IT'S

NORMAL, YOU MAY THINK IT'S

OKAY, BUT AFTER A WHILE YOU

START LOOKING AT YOUR LIFE,

AND YOUR RELATIONSHIPS ARE

IN TATTERS.

YOUR FINANCES ARE IN

TATTERS.

YOUR LIFE IS IN TATTERS.

YOUR MARRIAGE IS IN

TATTERS.

AND THERE YOU ARE, ALONE.

AND THERE IS NOWHERE TO GO.

AND YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT TO

DO.

BUT THE GOOD NEWS IS JESUS

CAME FOR YOU.

HE WANTS TO TRANSFORM YOU.

HE WANTS TO REMAKE YOU.

HE LOVES YOU.

AND TO RECEIVE IT, YOU JUST

HAVE TO DO THE SAME THING

DAVID DID.

LORD, I COME TO YOU.

I SURRENDER MY LIFE.

WILL YOU MAKE ME NEW AGAIN?

WILL YOU TRANSFORM ME?

WILL YOU TRANSFORM THE WORDS

OF MY MOUTH, THE MEDITATIONS

OF MY HEART?

WILL YOU TRANSFORM MY

INNERMOST BEING?

THAT'S WHAT IT MEANS TO BE

BORN AGAIN.

IT IS A REBIRTH.

FROM THE INNERMOST PART OF

YOU, YOU ARE REGENERATED.

YOU NO LONGER EVEN WANT TO

DO THE THINGS THAT YOU USED

TO DO.

NOW, HERE IS THE PRAYER FOR

YOU: JESUS, IF THIS IS REAL,

IF YOU REALLY WANT TO SAVE

ME, IF YOU REALLY CAN

FORGIVE ME AND SET ME FREE,

WILL YOU SHOW ME?

WILL SHOW UP FOR ME?

AND IF YOU PRAY THAT WITH

ALL OF YOUR HEART, HE'LL

ANSWER.

IF YOU NEED HELP WITH THAT

PRAYER, CALL US:

1-888-777-1999.

WE LEAVE YOU WITH THESE

WORDS FROM DEUTERONOMY: "THE

LORD WILL COMMAND A BLESSING

ON YOU AND YOUR STORE

HOUSES, AND TO ALL TO WHICH

YOU SET YOUR HAND, HE WILL

BLESS YOU IN THE LAND THAT

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