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The 700 Club - May 25, 2015

Duck Dynasty matriarch Miss Kay shares from the heart. Plus, drug dealing and other crimes catch up to Steve and he receives a 20-year prison sentence. Read Transcript


IF YOU ARE ONE OF THE

MILLIONS WHO

WATCHES DUCK DYNASTY YOU

PROBABLY

ALREADY KNOW THAT THE FAMILY

WASN'T

ALWAYS HAPPY. THERE IS ANOTHER

SIDE OF

THE STORY THAT YOU DON'T HEAR

ABOUT ON

THE SHOW. WE TRAVELED TO THE

HOME IN

LOUISIANA FOR A VISIT WITH MS.

KAY.

EVERYONE OPPORTUNITY IN TO

WATCH THE

DUCK DYNASTY. MS. KAY, THE MAY

TRIARCHIC OF THE FAMILY. AS SHE

TOLD ME

ABOUT HER LIFE IN LOUISIANA AND

MARRIAGE TO PHIL.

I KNOW ONE THING. I WOULD BE

ROLLING

IN DOUGH WITH MY COMMANDER. MY

KIDS

WOULD COME FROM SCHOOL AND SIT

ON THE

FLOOR IN FRONT OF THE TV AND

LINEUP

DUCK BOXES.

SOMETHING SMELLS GOOD.

THAT WOULD MAKE A HOUND DOG

WITH A

KITTY CAT.

YOU ARE ONE OF THE HIGHEST

RATED

REALITY TV SERIES. YOUR

POPULARITY IS

GROWING. WHY DO YOU THINK

THAT'S

HAPPENING.

GOD IS BLESSING US. MAYBE HE

KNOWS

WE ARE GOING TO

> IT WAS MOONSHINE AND HE

DID DO

SOME PHYSICAL ABUSE AT THAT

TIME WHEN

HE DRANK THAT . WHY DIDN'T YOU

LEAVE?

I GUESS I WAS A LOYAL

PERSON. WHEN I

MADE THE VOW TO GOD FROM BETTER

FOR

WORSE TILL DEATH DO YOU PART.

I'M

CONVINCED HE WOULD HAVE BEEN

DEAD.

PHIL LEFT TEACHING AND

STARTED

MANAGING A BAR AND CONTINUED

DRINKING

AND SEEING OTHER WOMEN. THEN

ONE NIGHT

PHIL CAME HOME AND ACCUSED KAY

OF

CHEATING ON HIM. FOR KAY, THE

ABUSE

BECAME UM BEARABLE.

I COMPLETELY LOST HOME. THAT

NIGHT,

I JUST THOUGHT ABOUT I WANT TO

GO TO

SLEEP AND NOT WAKE UP. I

ACTUALLY

LOOKED AT THE MEDICINE CABINET

AND

THINKING IF I HAD SOMETHING I

CAN JUST

TAKE TO GO TO SLEEP AND NOT

WAKE UP AND

THEN THE NEXT THING THAT

HAPPENS IS I

HEARD THOSE LITTLE SLIPPERS

COME AND I

COULD HEAR THEM SLIDING ON THE

FLOOR

AND IT WAS ALLEN AND IT WAS

JAYSON AND

ALLEN SAID, MOM, DON'T CRY

ANYMORE. HE

SAID GOD IS GOING TO TAKE CARE

OF US.

AND IT WAS LIKE ALL OF A SUDDEN

I

THOUGHT THOSE LITTLE SOULS,

THAT'S WHAT

THEY WERE. WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF

SOMEONE

HAPPENED TO ME? WHAT WOULD

HAPPEN TO

THEM. I WOULD LEAVE THEM WITH A

DRUNK.

IT WAS LIKE A LIGHT. HE TURNED

ON A

LIGHT. I SAID, GOD, JUST HELP

ME.

THE NEXT DAY, KAY WENT TO A

PASTOR.

HE CAME TO ME AND SAID, WHAT

DO YOU

THINK IF YOU DIED RIGHT NOW

WOULD YOU

GO TO HEAVEN? I SAID BY ALL

MEANS, I

WOULD FLY THERE. MY GRANDMOTHER

TOLD ME

TO FIGHT FOR MY MARRIAGE. THEN

HE SAID,

DO YOU HAVE PEACE, DO YOU HAVE

THIS OR

THAT? I WAS LIKE, NOW, THAT'S

THE

PROBLEM. I DON'T HAVE ANY OF

THAT

STUFF. WHEN YOU TELL ME THE

GOSPEL,

SHARED THE GOSPEL WITH ME, I

REALIZED I

CAN'T EARN MY WAY TO HEAVEN.

ONLY JESUS

DID THAT. HE EARNED IT FOR ME.

I HAVE

TO GO THROUGH HIM. WHEN I PUT

MY FAITH

IN HIM AND I -- CONFESSED TO

HIM AS MY

LORD AND SAVIOUR. I KNEW HE WAS

LIVING

IN ME.

KAY HUSBAND CALLED HER A

HOLY ROLLER

AND SHE MOVED INTO AN

APARTMENT. SHE

BELIEVED GOD FOR THE BEST.

WHAT I DID AND THIS IS THE

MOST

IMPORTANT LESSON YOU WILL EVER

LEARN. I

TOLD MY KID, YOUR DAD HAS A

GOOD HEART,

BUT THE DEVIL IS CONTROLLING

RIGHT NOW.

1 DAY, THE DEVIL WILL BE GONE.

BUT FOR

NOW, DON'T HATE YOUR DAD. YOU

HATE THE

DEVIL. MY KIDS AND I PRAYED FOR

THEIR

DAD TO FIND JESUS.

3 MONTHS LATER, KAY WAS AT

WORK

UNTIL SHE SAW PHIL IN THE

PARKING LOT

SITTING INSIDE THE TRUCK.

THESE BIG TEARS WERE ROLLING

DOWN

HIS EYES, HE SAID I CAN'T

SLEEP, I

CAN'T EAT. I HAVE GOT TO HAVE

MY FAMILY

BACK. I WON'T DRINK ANYMORE.

I'M TRUE.

I SAID, PHIL, YOU SAID THAT

SEVERAL

TIMES BEFORE. YOU CAN'T DO IT

BY

YOURSELF. YOU NEED SOMEBODY AND

HE

SAID, ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT

GOD?

I SAID YES, AND HE SAID, I

DON'T

KNOW HOW TO FIND HIM.

KAY INTRODUCED PHIL TO HER

PASTOR

AND THEY TALKED FOR HOURS AND

THEY WENT

TO CHURCH AND GAVE HIS LIFE TO

GOD AND

HE WAS BAPTIZED. KAY AND HER

BOYS WERE

THERE WHEN IT HAPPENED.

I WAS FILLED WITH TEARS AND

CRYING.

IT WAS THE BEGINNING.

SHORTLY AFTERWARDS PHIL AND

KAY HAD

THEIR FOURTH SON. THEY WERE

GOING TO

CHURCH AND TEACHING BIBLE

STUDIES AND

GOING TO SUNDAY SCHOOL. HE TOLD

EVERYBODY ABOUT HIS SAVIOUR WHO

GAVE

HIM A SECOND CHANCE AND TALKED

ABOUT

HOW GOD USED PHIL TO COME TO

JESUS

CHRIST AND TALKED ABOUT HIS MOM

AND HOW

SPECIAL SHE IS.

HE SAID YOU WOULDN'T HAVE

HAD ANY

OF THAT IF IT WEREN'T FOR MY

MOM. YOU

WOULDN'T KNOW ABOUT JESUS RIGHT

NOW. IT

WAS MY MOM'S COURAGE TO STAY

WITH A

HARD MARRIAGE AND STAND BY THAT

COMMITMENT. SHE'S MY FIRST MOST

COURAGEOUS PERSON.

AND SEE I MADE IT THIS WHOLE

TIME

AND DIDN'T CRY. IT WAS SO TRUE.

I KNOW

IT WAS, BUT GOD PULLED ME

THROUGH.

IN 2013, ON THE DAY OF KAY'S

AND

PHIL'S 40-YEAR ANNIVERSARY.

THEIR

DAUGHTER THROUGH THEM A WEDDING

VOW

RENEWAL.

I LOVED YOU WHEN YOU WERE

POOR AND

NOT SO NICE. NOW YOU ARE REALLY

NICE

AND KIND. AND ALL I CAN SAY

ABOUT THAT

IS IS, I'M NOT GOING ANYWHERE.

THAT'S GOOD TO KNOW.

I WILL LOVE YOU FOREVER.

YOU ARE MY BEST FRIEND AND I

LOVE

YOU DEARLY AND I'M GOING TO BE

WITH YOU

FOR THE LONG HAUL UNTIL THEY

PUT ME IN

THE GROUND. GOOD?

PERFECT.

HE ALWAYS REFERS TO ME AS

HIS BEST

BUDDY. IT'S LIKE WE ARE JUST

TOGETHER.

WHAT IS THE ONE THING THAT

YOU WANT

PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU?

YOU KNOW, IT'S SO FUNNY

BECAUSE WHEN

WE WERE ASKED TO SPEAK AT ONE

TIME THE

PREACHER TOLD ME, HE SAID, YOU

KNOW

WHAT I THINK ABOUT WHEN I SEE

YOU AND I

SAY WHAT? HE SAID, YOU STAND

BY YOUR

MAN. HE SAID THROUGH

EVERYTHING, YOU

STOOD BY YOUR MAN. YOU TOLD HOW

YOU

WOULD AND YOU DID. SO MAYBE

THAT'S IT.

YOU DID AND NOW LOOK AT THE

FRUIT OF

IT. YOUR CHILDREN, THEY ARE

WISE, YOUR

GRANDCHILDREN. WHAT A LEGACY.

I TOLD GOD AND MY FAMILY, IF

WE EVER

FORGET WHERE WE CAME FROM, I

PRAY WE

LOSE IT ALL. IT GOES BACK TO

WHERE IT

BELONGS. BECAUSE YOU DON'T WANT

TO SAY

THIS IS OUR LIFE FOR NOW ON. IT

MAY

NOT. I DON'T KNOW. BUT I WANT

TO BE

ABLE TO GO RIGHT BACK AND NOT

MISS A

BEAT. I WANT THAT FOR MY KIDS.

MY FAMILY HAS MANY TIMES

ENJOYED

TURNING ON THE TV SET AND

WATCHING THE

DUCK DYNASTY GANG, THE FAMILY,

THE

WHOLE CREW. I THINK ABOUT AS I

LISTEN

TO MS. KAY TALK, THE FACT THAT

ALL OF

THAT COULD HAVE BEEN LOST. IT

REALLY

COULD HAVE BEEN LOST. YOU KNOW,

GOD'S

GOT A GOOD PLAN AND A GOOD PLAN

FOR

EVERYONE OF US. MARRIAGE IS

HARD. IT'S

VERY HARD. TWO VERY DIFFERENT

PEOPLE

COMING TOGETHER. GOING THROUGH

DIFFICULTIES IN LIFE. BUT, BOY,

WHEN

YOU WORK IT THROUGH, WHEN YOU

WALK IT

THROUGH TOGETHER. WHEN YOU MOVE

THROUGH

THOSE STRUGGLES GROWING AND

BEING

REFINED BY EACH OTHER, LOOK AT

THE

BLESSING. DOESN'T MEAN IT WAS

TOUGH

ALONG THE WAY. BOTH KAY AND

PHIL MADE

MISTAKES THAT MOST OF US DO

EVEN WHEN

WE GO TO CHURCH AND WE'VE GOT

ENOUGH

KNOWLEDGE TO THINK WE ARE OKAY.

THEY

TRIED TO DO IT ON THEIR OWN. WE

ARE NOT

CREATED TO DO IT ON OUR OWN.

JESUS SAYS

THAT HE'S THE VINE AND WE ARE

THE

BRANCHES. AND HE SAYS WITHOUT

ME YOU

CANNOT DO NOTHING. YET WE THINK

WE CAN

PULL IT OFF, DO IT ON OUR OWN,

MAKE

OURSELVES HAPPY AND BE

SATISFIED. SO

OFTEN WE LOSE EVERYTHING ALONG

THE WAY

AND BY THE TIME WE LEARN OUR

LESSON,

IT'S GONE. I WANT TO ENCOURAGE

YOU TO

COME TO CHRIST AND SAY I NOT

ONLY CAN

DO THIS ON MY OWN, I DON'T WANT

TO DO

IT ON MY OWN. IT'S AN IDEA, 1

MAN, ONE

GOD. THAT'S WHAT YOU CAN DO. IT

MAY

SEEM IMPOSSIBLE TODAY. THERE

MAY BE

STRUGGLES THAT CONFRONT YOU,

IT'S NEVER

TOO LATE, IT'S NEVER OVER.

TRUST GOD

AND BE THE FIRST TO CHANGE. LET

GOD

CHANGE YOU FIRST AND THEN HE'LL

USE YOU

IN YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH YOUR

HUSBAND,

WITH YOUR WIFE AND KIDS

WHATEVER YOUR

SCENARIO MIGHT BE. DON'T DO IT

ON YOUR

OWN. HUMBLE YOURSELF BEFORE

YOUR LIVING

GOD. YOU CAN DO THIS NOW. FIRST

YOU

HAVE TO TAKE CARE OF YOU BEFORE

YOUR

MARRIAGE. RIGHT NOW PRAY WITH

ME AND

SAY, JESUS, YOU DID PAY IT ALL

FOR ME.

I DON'T HAVE TO WALK THROUGH

THIS ON MY

OWN. YOU'VE ALREADY PAID THE

PRICE, MY

JOB IS TO CONNECT WITH YOU, TO

LET YOU

COME INTO ME, TO BE HUNGRY FOR

MORE OF

YOU, TO WALK WITH YOU DAY BY

DAY, TO

SURRENDER EVERYTHING I AM AND

ALL THAT

I HAVE. SO TODAY THAT'S WHAT

I'M DOING.

COMING TO YOU, JESUS, SAYING,

YES, I

WANT IT ALL, I WANT EVERYTHING

YOU HAVE

TO GIVE ME AND IN RETURN I'M

GIVING YOU

ALL AND I'M ASKING YOU GOD TO

HEAL MY

MARRIAGE AND USE ME IN THE

MIDST OF

THIS, CHANGE ME, HEAL ME, TOUCH

ME,

HEAL MY HOME, HEAL MY KIDS. I

LIVE FOR

YOU. IN JESUS' NAME. WHAT DO

YOU DO

NOW?

WE HAVE A WONDERFUL LITTLE

PACKET.

IT'S CALLED A NEW DAY. IT'S

INFORMATION

IN THIS PACKET AND HOW DO YOU

WALK ON A

PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP WITH

JESUS

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NOW.

Gordon: STILL AHEAD, A TOP

COP WHO

WASN'T SET AT ALL.

WE WOULD PULL THEM OVER AND

HANDCUFF

THEM AND TAKE THEIR DRUGS OR

MONEY.

WATCH WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THE

REAL

POLICE SHOW UP LATER ON OUR

SHOW.

WELCOME BACK TO THE "700

CLUB".

IRELAND CAME BACK WITH A

POPULAR VOTE.

ANALYST SAY SUPPORTERS USED

SOCIAL

MEDIA TO MOBILIZE YOUNG VOTERS

AND THE

SOCIAL REVOLUTION IN IRELAND.

ONE

LEADING POLITICAL ANALYST SAID

WE ARE

IN A NEW COUNTRY.

CBN IS STILL ON THE GROUND IN

NEPAL TO

HELP THOSE WHO SUFFERED FROM

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EARTHQUAKE. CBN HAS SENT MORE

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TONS OF RELIEF INCLUDING MORE

THAN 100

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AS A YOUNG SINGLE MOM TRYING

TO

FINISH SCHOOL, SHE OFTEN HAD A

HARD

TIME PUTTING FOOD ON THE TABLE

UNTIL

SHE GOT HELP FROM A FOOD

PANTRY

SUPPORTED BY "OPERATION

BLESSING".

WHEN SHE WAS YOUNG SHE GOT

PRETTY

GOOD AND BECAME A MOM. WITH NO

ONE TO

HELP HER, SHE FELL INTO A DEEP

DEPRESSION.

I WAS VERY ISOLATED AND FELT

VERY

ALONE.

THAT CHANGED WHEN HER UNCLE

TALKED

TO HER ABOUT GOD. SHE PRAYED.

JESUS WAS TALKING TO ME. I

OPENED

THE BIBLE AND THE QUESTIONS I

HAD FOR

MY WHOLE LIFE WAS BEING

ANSWERED.

SHE WENT TO LOUISIANA AND

ATTENDED

THE SCHOOL OF MINISTRY. SHE HAD

A

DIFFICULT TIME WORKING AND

PAYING BILLS

AND BUYING FOOD AND GOING TO

SCHOOL.

IT'S A STRUGGLE WITH ONE

INCOME AND

TO PROVIDE FOR A LITTLE GIRL

THAT

SOMETIMES YOU CAN'T EVEN AFFORD

A LOAF

OF BREAD.

SHE FOUND HELP THROUGH THE

CHURCH.

"OPERATION BLESSING" WAS THERE.

YOU TALK ABOUT REACHING THE

ONE FOR

GOD. IF THAT ONE MATTERS TO

GOD, THAT

ONE MATTERS TO US. WE BELIEVE

THAT

"OPERATION BLESSING" IN OUR

PARTNERSHIP

CAN GO SO FAR BECAUSE IT OPENS

THAT

DOOR TO WHERE YOU CAN SHARE THE

GOSPEL

WITH THEM.

WHEN THE CABINETS ARE BARE,

YOU

DON'T KNOW WHERE YOUR NEXT MEAL

IS

COMING FROM AND YOU HAVE THIS

BAG OF

GROCERY WHICH IS THE BIGGEST

RELIEF YOU

CAN IMAGINE.

SHE GRADUATED FROM THE

MINISTRY

PROGRAM AND TODAY SHE WORKS

FULL TIME

NON-PROFIT THAT MINISTERS TO

MOM'S.

I JUST WAEM T -- WAKE UP

WITH JOY

AND WONDER HOW GOD IS GOING TO

USE ME

TO CHANGE PEOPLE'S LIVES.

SHE'S NOW ABLE TO GIVE BACK.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR

PUTTING FOOD

ON MY TABLE AND FEEDING MY

DAUGHTER

WHEN I COULDN'T. IT MAKES A

HUGE

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AS A

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Gordon: COMING UP. HE PLAYED

THE ROLL

OF COP AND ROPER AT -- ROBBER

AT THE

SAME TIME.

EVERY TIME WE PLAYED COP, WE

WOULD

TAKE THEIR MONEY AND LEAVE THEM

OUT ON

THE SIDE OF THE ROAD.

WATCH WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THIS

FAKE

COP GETS THROWN INTO A VERY

REAL

PRISON. UP NEXT.

>

Gordon: A GOOD COP OR BAD

COP. STEVEN

WASN'T EITHER ONE BUT THAT

DIDN'T STOP

HIM FROM SHOWING HIS BADGE. HE

DIDN'T

HAVE ANY INTENTION OF STOPPING

THE LAW.

HE JUST WANTED TO BREAK IT.

WE WENT AND GOT HANDCUFFS

AND

HOLSTERS.

WHEN HE WASN'T RUNNING TO

POLICE, HE

WAS REPRESENTING THEM.

WE WOULD HANDCUFF THEM AND

TAKE

THEIR DRUGS OR MONEY. I DIDN'T

HAVE ANY

RESPECT FOR LAWS OR ANY TYPE OF

MORALS.

HE DIDN'T HAVE THE INFLUENCE

TO

CHANGE HIS WAYS.

WHAT I KNEW ABOUT JESUS WAS

BECAUSE

OF MY MOM. MY SISTERS WOULD

WATCH "700

CLUB" ALL THE TIME. PAT

ROBERTSON. WE

KNEW ABOUT GOD AND WE KNEW

ABOUT

CHRIST. I DIDN'T HAVE A

REVERENCE FOR

HIM. I DIDN'T WANT TO FOLLOW

HIM. I WAS

NUMB. I DIDN'T CARE FOR MYSELF.

STEVE WOULD JOIN THE PRISONS

WITH

HIS DAD BUT SEEING THE MEN

BEHIND BARS

DID LITTLE TO DETER HIM.

WE CAN SEE THE PRISONS AND

IT NEVER

CROSSED MY MIND.

THE ONLY JOB HE COULD GET

WAS

WASHING DISHES. THE ONLY THING

HE COULD

DO IS GET MONEY TO BUY DRUGS.

HE WAS DOING COKE AND CRACK

AND

THAT'S WHEN MY DRUG USE GOT

REALLY BAD.

HE MET LISA AND HAD TWO

CHILDREN AND

HE SOLD DRUGS TO SUPPORT THEM

AND TO

SUPPORT HIS OWN HABIT.

I WOULD LOSE WEEKS AND THINK

IT'S

BEEN ONLY 2 DAYS AND IT'S BEEN

A WEEK

1/2.

THEY EVENTUALLY SPLIT UP AND

HE

CONTINUED HIS CRIMINAL

LIFESTYLE. HE

BEGAN TO IMPERSONATE POLICE.

WE WOULD TAKE THEIR MONEY

AND LEAVE

THEM OUT ON THE SIDE OF THE

ROAD.

STEVE LATER MET PAULA WHO

HAD BEEN

RAISED IN CHURCH. SHE KNEW

STEVE WAS

DEALING DRUGS BUT SHE SAW

SOMETHING

DIFFERENT IN HIM.

I KNEW WHEN WE WERE SPENDING

TIME

TOGETHER I WAS GOING TO DROP

HIM OFF AT

HOME AND I SAID, YOU MUST HAVE

SISTERS?

HE SAID YES. I HAVE THREE

SISTERS.

I SAID I CAN TELL BECAUSE

YOU ARE

VERY RESPECTFUL IN HOW YOU

SPEAK AND

ACT.

STEVE AND PAULA CONTINUED

DATING.

STEVE TRIED TO QUIT DRUGS BUT

HIS PAST

CAUGHT UP WITH HIM AND SOON HE

WAS

FACING 20 YEARS FOR SENTENCING.

THEN HE

PROPOSED TO PAULA AND SHE SAID

YES.

WHEN HE WAS GOING AWAY, I

WANTED HIM

TO KNOW THAT SOMEONE WAS GOING

TO BE

THERE FOR HIM. MY PARENTS HAVE

BEEN

MARRIED FOR YEARS AND AT THAT

POINT I

KNEW IF I WAS COMMITTED TO HIM,

I WAS

GOING TO BE COMMITTED TO HIM.

STEVE WAS GIVEN A 15-YEAR

SENTENCE

AND HE BEGAN TO PRAY. THE WORDS

BEGAN

TO HAVE AN AFFECT ON STEVE AND

A COUPLE

OF WOMEN WHO WOULD COME TO THE

PRISON TO

PRAY.

I HAVE SEEN THEIR GLOW, THAT

SHINE,

THAT GLOW THAT YOU SEE OTHER

CHRISTIANS

HAVE. I WANTED TO BE MORE LIKE

THAT. IF

THAT'S WHAT A CHRISTIAN IS

SUPPOSED TO

BE, I WANTED TO BE MORE LIKE

THEM.

STEVE BEGAN TO SHOW

SOMETHING

DIFFERENT.

IT WAS A SEED BEING PLANTED

AND

GETTING INTO THE BIBLE AND GO

IN THE

SCRIPTURE THAT THEY GAVE US.

THESE

WOMEN WERE PLACED IN MY LIFE BY

GOD FOR

ME.

GOD OPENED MY EYES AND

SHOWED ME WHO

HE WAS AND HOW MUCH I NEEDED

HIM. AND

THAT BROKE ME. I FELL ON MY

KNEES AND

ASKED HIM TO COME TO MY LIFE

AND CHANGE

ME.

FOR OVER A DECADE STEVE

SHARED A NEW

FAITH IN PRISON WHILE PAULA

VISITED

HIM. AS HE GREW IN HIS FAITH,

SO DID

SHE. HE WAS FREED AFTER 11

YEARS AND HE

WAS A NEW MAN AND NOW THEY ARE

EXPECTING A NEW CHILD.

THROUGH CHRIST AND THROUGH

HIS LOVE

AND GUIDANCE, YOU HAVE HOPE FOR

A

FUTURE. HE'S EVERYTHING TO ME.

THERE IS

NOT A DAY THAT I CAN GO BY

WITHOUT HIM.

I MEAN, HE'S MY REDEEMER, HE

SAVED ME

FROM A LIFE OF SIN. HE SAVED ME

FROM

HELL, HE SAVED ME FROM MYSELF.

HE'S MY

HERO.

Gordon: HE CAN SAVE YOU FROM

YOURSELF. MAYBE YOU ARE LIKE

STEVE AND

CHOSEN A LIFE AND SAYING HOW DO

I GET

OUT OF THIS. MAYBE LIKE STEVE

IT

STARTED WHEN YOU WERE YOUNG.

FOR HIM IT

WAS HIGH SCHOOL. WHEN WAS IT

FOR YOU?

AND YOU DIDN'T UNDERSTAND AT

THE TIME

YOU STARTED YOU DIDN'T

UNDERSTAND THAT

THIS WOULD BECOME YOUR LIFE. SO

OFTEN

WE THINK WE CAN GET AWAY WITH

THINGS.

BUT THE BIBLE IS TRUE, THE

WAGES OF SIN

ARE DEATH. AND IF YOU ARE

INVOLVED IN

ANYWAY WITH DRUGS, FIRST YOU

START

TAKING THEM AND THEN THEY TAKE

YOU. AND

THEY TAKE YOU DOWN A ROAD THAT

YOU

NEVER THOUGHT YOU WOULD GO. AND

YOU

LOSE EVERYTHING. YOU LOSE YOUR

FAMILY

AND FRIENDS AND AT THE END YOU

LOSE

YOURSELF. HERE IS A QUESTION

FOR YOU

AND A QUESTION THAT JESUS POSED

LONG

AGO, WHAT SHALL PROFIT A MAN IF

HE

GAINED THE WHOLE WORLD AND LOSE

HIS OWN

SOUL? REALIZE WHAT GOD HAS SET

IN

PLACE, THE RULES HE ASKED US TO

FOLLOW,

IS THERE TO KEEP US FROM VERY

BAD

THINGS. THINGS THAT LEAD TO

DEATH AND

DESTRUCTION. THE WORLD WANTS

YOU TO

THINK THAT SOMEHOW THESE THINGS

ARE

GLAMOROUS, THAT THIS IS THE

GOOD LIFE,

THE HIGH LIFE, ALL THAT KIND OF

THING.

IT REALLY JUST LEADS TO

DESTRUCTION.

THERE IS NOTHING THERE. THERE

IS

NOTHING THERE. THERE IS NO

HOPE. THERE

IS NO FUTURE.

NOW, THE GOOD NEWS IS THAT

JESUS CAME

SO YOU CAN GET FREE FROM ALL OF

THAT.

JESUS CAME SO YOU CAN HAVE LIFE

AND

HAVE IT MORE ABUNDANTLY. HE

CAME THAT

YOU MIGHT HAVE A HOPE AND A

FUTURE IN

HIM.

AND HE'S ABLE TO GIVE YOU BACK

YOUR

SOUL. HE'S ABLE TO GIVE YOU

BACK YOUR

LIFE. IF YOU JUST LET HIM.

NOW, WHAT DID IT TAKE TO GET

THAT?

THE BIBLE SAYS THAT HE STANDS

AT THE

DOOR AND KNOCKS. IF ANYONE

HEARS HIS

VOICE AND OPENS THE DOOR HE

WILL COME

IN. THAT MEANS RIGHT NOW HE'S

THERE

WITH YOU. ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS

OPEN

THE DOOR.

AND SAY, JESUS, COME IN.

I GIVE YOU MY LIFE.

I WANT TO LIVE FOR YOU.

I WANT TO YOU TAKE AWAY ALL

THESE

THINGS.

AND I WANT TO FOLLOW YOU ALL

THE DAYS

OF MY LIFE.

IF YOU PRAY THAT AND OPEN THAT

DOOR.

HE'LL COME IN.

SO, IF THIS IS FOR YOU, IF THIS

IS WHAT

YOU WANT, ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS

ASK.

NOW, SOME OF YOU SAY, I DON'T

KNOW IF

THIS IS REAL. HOW DO I KNOW.

HOW WILL

I KNOW HE'S ANSWERED?

YOU CAN PUT HIM TO THE TEST AND

IT'S A

WONDERFUL PRAYER.

JESUS, IF ALL OF THIS IS REAL,

IF YOU

CAN TRULY CHANGE ME, WILL YOU

SHOW ME,

WILL YOU SHOW UP FOR ME?

IF YOU PRAY THAT WITH ALL OF

YOUR

HEART. DON'T DO IT IN A CASUAL

WAY,

DON'T DO IT IN A JOKING WAY.

IF YOU DO IT WITH ALL OF YOUR

HEART,

HE'LL ANSWER AND HE'LL COME AND

SHOW UP

FOR YOU.

THAT'S WHAT HE PROMISES. HE

PROMISES HE

WILL MANIFEST HIMSELF FOR YOU.

SO LET'S PRAY AND LET'S BELIEVE

GOD

RIGHT NOW.

JESUS, THAT'S RIGHT, SAY HIS

NAME AND

SAY IT OUT LOUD. JESUS, I COME

TO YOU,

AND I OPEN THE DOOR OF MY HEART

AND I

ASK THAT YOU WOULD COME IN.

JESUS, I ASK THAT YOU FORGIVE

ME OF ALL

THE THINGS THAT I HAVE DONE

WRONG.

I ASK THAT YOU WOULD RESTORE ME

AND

MAKE ME NEW AGAIN.

AND, JESUS, IF YOU DO THIS FOR

ME, I

WANT TO FOLLOW YOU ALL THE DAYS

OF MY

LIFE. I WANT YOU TO BE LORD OF

MY LIFE.

SO HEAR MY PRAYER. COME INTO MY

HEART.

MAKE ME NEW AGAIN 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 BREAK THE CHAINS AROUND

THEM AND

SET THEM FREE. THAT EVEN THE

DESIRE TO

DO ANYTHING WRONG WOULD BE LEFT

THAT

WOULD LEAVE THEM NOW. THAT THEY

WOULD

BE RESTORED AND MADE NEW. DO

IT, LORD,

FILL THEM WITH YOUR HOLY SPIRIT

FOR WE

ASK IT IN JESUS' NAME. AMEN AND

AMEN.

THE BIBLE SAYS IF YOU WOULD

BELIEVE IN

YOUR HEART AND CONFESS WITH

YOUR MOUTH

YOU SHALL BE SAVED.

I WANT TO YOU TAKE ONE MORE

STEP AND

MAKE A PHONE CALL. THE NUMBER

ON THE

SCREEN. TOLL-FREE PHONE NUMBER:

1-800-759-0700. SAY, I PRAYED

WITH THAT

GUY ON TV AND ASKED JESUS TO

COME INTO

MY HEART. WHEN YOU CALL, I HAVE

SOMETHING FOR YOU. IT'S FREE

TOO. IT'S

A CD FOR TEACHING. ALL OF IT IS

FREE.

DECLARE IT. SAY I ASKED JESUS

TO COME

INTO MY LIFE.

COMING UP. WE HAVE QUESTIONS

FROM

OUR VIEWERS, SO DON'T GO AWAY.

TIME TO BRING IT ON WITH

SOME OF

YOUR E-MAIL QUESTIONS. THE

FIRST ONE IS

FROM DEBBIE. MY QUESTION IS

ABOUT

SPEAKING IN TONGUES. I WAS

WATCHING

THAT IT COULD NOT BE SPOKEN IF

IT'S

FROM AN EVIL SOURCE.

IT'S NOT AN EVIL SOURCE. THE

BIBLE

IS VERY CLEAR ABOUT WHAT

HAPPENS WHEN

THE TONGUE IS NOT INTERPRETED.

MEANS

THE UNBELIEVERS ARE GOING TO

THINK YOU

ARE CRAZY. THAT'S THE RESULT OF

IT.

INSTEAD OF SAYING IT'S FROM AN

EVIL

SOURCE. PRAY, LORD, GIVE ME THE

INTERPRETATION AND HE WILL DO

THAT.

HE'LL ANSWER THAT PRAYER. HE

WANTS TO

GIVE THE GIFT OF INTERPRETATION

JUST

LIKE HE WANTS TO GIVE THE GIFT

OF

TONGUES.

THIS IS RACHEL WHO SAYS

SCRIPTURES

CAN BE THE VIEW OF THAT, WITH

MODELS AND

MEN ARE BARON.

THERE IS PLENTY OF SCRIPTURE

ABOUT

MEN WHO ARE UNABLE TO HAVE

CHILDREN. IF

YOU READ THE TORAH THEY ARE

EXCLUDED

FROM THE ASSEMBLY AND NOT EVEN

ALLOWED

TO BE CALLED A PART OF THE

NATION OF

ISRAEL. THEY ARE FORBIDDEN TO

MARRY.

BARON WOMEN CAN MARRY. A MAN

WAS NOT

EVEN ALLOWED TO MARRY A WOMAN.

IT'S NOT

A DOUBLE STANDARD. IT'S THE

SAME

STANDARD FOR BOTH. IT'S

ACTUALLY WORSE

FOR THE MEN. YOU MAYBE CAUGHT

UP THAT

THE BARON WOMEN ARE PERHAPS

MORE

FAMOUS. SARAH, HANNAH AND IN

THOSE

INSTANCES THEIR HUSBAND COULD

HAVE

CHILDREN BECAUSE THEY HAD

CHILDREN WITH

OTHER WOMEN. THAT MAYBE WHAT

YOU ARE

CAUGHT UP WITH. BUT JUST, GOD

IS NOT

HAVING A DOUBLE STANDARD HERE.

IN FACT

IT WAS ACTUALLY WORSE FOR THE

MEN.

WE LEAVE YOU WITH THESE WORDS

FROM LUKE

18. THE THINGS WHICH ARE

IMPOSSIBLE

WITH MEN, ARE POSSIBLE WITH

GOD. LET ME

LEAVE YOU WITH THIS THOUGHT.

START

THINKING HOW BIG THE POSSIBLE

AND HOW

BIG IS GOD AND WHAT HE WANTS

YOU TO DO

TODAY.

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