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700 Club Interactive: Living with Purpose - November 9, 2015

Join Gordon Robertson and Terry Meeuwsen as they discuss Living with Purpose on today’s 700 Club Interactive. Read Transcript


MEGA CHURCH PASTORS

TALK ABOUT WHERE THEY'RE

GOING.

TO BE THE FIRST

MINISTER TO HAVE A DAYTIME

TALK SHOW, IT IS

EXHILARATING.

Gordon: WHERE THEY

CAME FROM...

WHEN YOU'RE IN A GANG

AND THERE IS FEAR AND

ANXIETY AND VIOLENCE, YOU

DO WHATEVER YOU CAN TO

MEDICATE THE PAIN.

Gordon: AND WHAT

FUELS THEM.

I FELT THIS NEW FIRE,

THIS PASSION TO LIVE.

Gordon: ON TODAY'S

"700 CLUB INTERACTIVE."

WELL, WELCOME TO THE SHOW.

DO YOU BELIEVE YOU'RE LIFE

HAS MEANING?

DIFFERENCE?

WELL, NO ONE WANTS TO

REACH THE END OF THEIR

LIFE ONLY TO DISCOVER THEY

NEVER TRULY LIVED.

AND TODAY WE'RE HEAR FROM

TWO PASTORS WHO ARE

HELPING OTHERS LIVE WITH

PURPOSE.

Terry: AS A YOUNG

COMMITTED GANG MEMBER,

SERGIO WAS A WALKING DEAD

MAN.

HIS GOAL EVERY DAY: DON'T

DAY AND STAY HIGH.

BUT THE COURSE OF HIS LIFE

TOOK AN UNEXPECTED TURN

AFTER HE RECEIVED A

WARNING IN A DREAM.

Reporter: BY THE TIME

Reporter: BY THE TIME

SERGIO WAS 12 YEARS OLD,

HE WAS THE NUMBER ONE

SKATEBOARDER IN SANTA

BARBARA.

MY BROTHERS USED TO

TAKE ME IN THEIR

LOW-RIDERS TO THE

SKATEBOARD PARK.

AND THE CULTURAL TENSION

WAS THERE.

HERE WAS A YOUNG SKATE

BORDER GETTING DROPPED

OFF, AND HIS BROTHERS WERE

PART OF A GANG.

I DECIDED I DIDN'T WANT TO

BE PART OF THE GANG.

SKATE ARSKATEBOARDING WAS GOING TO

BE MY OUT.

Reporter: BUT HE

CAVED INTO HIS BROTHERS

AND FRIENDS AND JOINED THE

GANG.

I HAD TO MAKE A

DECISION, I WAS EITHER

GOING TO JOIN THE GANG OR

LEAVE MY SKATEBOARDING

CAREER.

I DECIDED TO LEAVE MY

SKATEBOARDING CAREER

SIMPLY BECAUSE OF PEER

PRESSURE.

Reporter: HE STARTED

DOING DRUGS, FIRST COCAINE

AND THEN P.C.P.

MY BEST FRIEND LIVED

ACROSS THE STREET, AND HIS

PARENTS WERE DRUG DEALERS.

I'LL NEVER FORGET THE

FIRST TIME WE DID DRUGS.

WHEN YOU'RE IN A GANG AND

FEAR AND ANXIETY AND

VIOLENCE IS AN EVERYDAY

PART OF YOUR LIFE, YOU DO

WHATEVER YOU CAN TO

MEDICATE THE PAIN.

Reporter: AS A

TEENAGER, HE BECAME A

SUCCESSFUL D.J.

BUT HIS DRUG ABUSE GOT

WORSE.

DURING A VIOLENT GANG

FIGHT, SERGIO WAS STABBED

IN THE BACK.

AFTER HE WAS RELEASED FROM

THE HOSPITAL, HIS DAD TOOK

HIM TO A CEMETERY.

HE SAID, SERGIO, WHAT

DO YOU SEE?

I SAID DAD, THERE IS A LOT

OF DEAD PEOPLE.

AND HE SAID, SERGIO, IF

YOU DON'T HAVE A VISION

FOR YOUR LIFE, YOU'RE

GOING TO ALREADY BE DEAD.

AND I REMEMBER THAT MOMENT

THAT MY DAD SHARED WITH ME

FROM HIS HEART HOW I WAS

BORN FOR MORE.

AND WHEN HE SAW ME ABOUT A

DIE AS A GANG MEMBER, WHEN

HE SAW ME ABOUT TO DIE

BECAUSE OF THE DRUG

ADDICTION, HIS EYES WELLED

UP AND HE SAID, SERGIO, IF

YOU COULD BELIEVE YOU WERE

BORN FOR MORE, GOD WILL

SHOW YOU.

Reporter: A FEW WEEKS

LATER SERGIO SAID THAT GOD

SPOKE TO HIM IN A DREAM.

I HAD THIS DREAM, AND

I'M ABOUT TO SIGN THIS

CONTRACT AS A DISC JOCKEY,

BUT I'M NERVOUS AND

AFRAID.

AND GOD SHOWS ME, SERGIO,

IF YOU SIGN THAT CONTRACT,

YOU'LL LOSE THE PURPOSE OF

YOUR LIFE.

BUT IF YOU SERVE ME,

YOU'LL FIND THE TRUE

PURPOSE OF YOUR LIFE.

TWO WEEKS AFTER, I SEE

THIS TRACK ON THE GROUND

AS I'M PASSINGOUS FLIERS PASSING OUT FLIER

S

TO GO DO A DANCE.

AND I'M INVITED TO THIS

CHURCH.

AND THIS PREACHER PREACHES

HOW JESUS CAN CHANGE YOUR

LIFE, HOW HE CAN CHANGE

YOUR HEART.

HOW YOU DON'T HAVE TO DIE

IN THE CONDITION YOU'RE

IN.

I WAS SOLD.

I WAS READY.

I RAISED MY HAND AND I

WALK UP TO THE ALTER, AND

HE SAID YOU CAN PUT YOUR

HAND DOWN.

BUT I WON'T PUT MY HAND

DOWN.

BECAUSE I SAY, GOD, I WANT

YOU TO KNOW THAT I'M

SERIOUS.

AND I DON'T WANT TO LIVE

THIS WAY.

AND THAT DAY JESUS COMES

INTO MY LIFE, AND FROM

THAT MOMENT ON I FELT THIS

NEW FIRE, THIS PASSION TO

LIVE, THIS VISION TO LIVE

WITH A NEW PURPOSE.

AND I TAKE A BUNCH OF

THOSE SAME TRACKS THAT I

PICKED UP ON THE GROUND,

AND I GO TO THIS LOCAL

DANCE THAT MY FRIEND WAS

HOSTING, AND I START

PASSING OUT FLIERS TO ALL

OF MY FRIENDS.

AND THEY THINK I'M

INVITING THEM TO A DANCE.

BUT I'M NOT.

I'M INVITING THEM TO COME

TO KNOW THE MAN THAT

CHANGED MY LIFE BECAUSE

FROM THAT DAY ON, MY

DESIRE FOR DRUGS CHANGED.

MY DESIRE TO BE PART OF

THE GANG CHANGED.

FROM THAT DAY ON I

REALIZED GOD CALLED ME TO

BE A TURNER OF HEARTS.

AND I STARTED TALKING TO

YOUTH.

I STARTED SHARING WITH

THEM HOW JESUS CHANGED ME.

Reporter: TODAY

SERGIO HAS THAT SAME

PASSION.

HE IS THE PASTOR OF

CORNERSTONE CHURCH, ONE OF

THE FASTEST GROWING

CHURCHES IN THE UNITED

STATES.

YOU KNOW WHAT I'VE

DISCOVERED?

IT'S THAT IT IS THE BROKEN

HEART THAT GOD WANTS TO

HEAL.

IT IS THE HURT HEART THAT

GOD WANTS TO HEAL.

THE HEART THAT DOESN'T

KNOW WHAT TO DO NEXT.

GIVE HIM YOUR HEART.

TRUST HIM WITH YOUR HEART,

AND HE WILL TRANSFORM IT.

HE WILL HEAL IT.

HE WILL RESTORE IT AND

GIVE IT BACK TO YOU, SO

THAT YOU CAN GO AND

INSPIRE THE HEARTS OF

OTHERS TO COME TO THE ONE

THAT RESTORED AND HEALED

YOUR HEART BECAUSE JESUS

IS THE TURNER OF HEARTS.

Gordon: IS THAT YOU?

DO YOU HAVE THAT BROKEN

HEART?

DO YOU LOOK AT YOUR LIFE

AND SAY, DO I HAVE A

PURPOSE?

DO I HAVE VALUE?

IS THERE MEANING TO THIS?

HAVE YOU BEEN REJECTED?

REALIZE YOU'RE THE ONE

THAT JESUS CAME FOR.

YOU ARE THE REASON THAT HE

DIED ON A CROSS.

HE CAME ESPECIALLY FOR

YOU.

AND THAT'S WHAT HIS MAIN

MINISTRY IS, TO BIND UP

THE BROKENHEARTED.

TO FIX, TO RESTORE.

THAT'S ALL IN HIS NAME.

WHAT HE WANTS TO DO IS TO

COME TO YOU RIGHT NOW AND

REPAIR AND RESTORE AND

RENEW.

AND THE WONDERFUL THING IS

HOW ABLE HE IS TO DO THAT

IF WE JUST LET HIM.

WE HAVE TO SURRENDER.

WE HAVE TO SAY, LORD, I

MEAN BUSINESS WITH YOU.

I WANT YOU IN MY LIFE.

AND JUST AS SERGIO DID, HE

RAISED HIS HAND AT THE

BACK OF THE CHURCH.

AND HE CAME FORWARD WITH

HIS HANDS STILL RAISED.

THE PASTORS TOLD HIM YOU

CAN PUT YOUR HAND DOWN

NOW, AND HE SAID, NO, I

WANT TO KEEP MY HAND UP

BECAUSE I WANT GOD TO

KNOW, AND I WANT TO KNOW,

THAT I'M REAL HERE.

I MEAN BUSINESS WITH HIM.

I NEED HIM.

I'M AT THE END OF ME.

AND I NEED HIM TO TAKE

OVER FROM THIS POINT

FORWARD.

IF THIS IS FOR YOU, IF

THIS IS WHAT YOU WANT,

JUST BOW YOUR HEAD.

PRAY A VERY SIMPLE PRAYER.

THE ISSUE IS NOT THE

PRAYER.

IS YOUR HEART ALL IN?

ARE YOU SEEKING HIM WITH

ALL OF YOUR HEART,

EVERYTHING THAT'S WITHIN

YOU?

JUST SAY, I DON'T HAVE AN

ANSWER TO THIS, BUT GOD

DOES.

WILL HE COME TO ME?

DON'T THINK FOR A MINUTE

YOU HAVE TO CLEAN YOURSELF

UP FIRST OR YOU HAVE TO

GET RIGHT.

NO.

LET HIM DO THAT.

LET HIM COME TO YOU.

AND IN THAT YOU GET RIGHT

WITH GOD.

AND YOU FIND YOUR PURPOSE

AND YOUR -- THE DESIRE,

WHAT YOU'VE BEEN WANTING

ALL YOUR LIFE, WILL COME

TO YOU RIGHT NOW.

LET'S PRAY.

JESUS -- THAT'S RIGHT,

JUST SAY HIS NAME OUT

LOUD.

JESUS, I COME TO YOU AND I

ASK THAT YOU COME INTO MY

HEART.

I ASK THAT YOU FILL ME

WITH YOUR LOVE.

AND I ASK THAT YOU FORGIVE

ME OF ALL THE THINGS THAT

I'VE DONE.

SO, JESUS, HEAR MY PRAYER.

COME INTO MY HEART.

MAKE ME NEW.

FOR I ASK IT IN JESUS'

NAME.

AMEN.

FATHER, FOR THOSE WHO JUST

PRAYED, I ASK FOR A

BAPTISM IN YOUR LOVE.

I ASK THAT YOU FILL THEM

TO OVERFLOWING WITH YOUR

RIGHTEOUSNESS, YOUR PEACE,

AND YOUR JOY.

DO IT NOW, FOR WE ASK IT

IN JESUS' NAME.

AMEN.

IF YOU PRAYED WITH ME,

WHAT I WANT YOU TO DO NOW

IS MAKE A TOLL-FREE CALL.

THE NUMBER IS ON THE

SCREEN: 1-888-777-1999.

JUST SAY, I PRAYED WITH

THAT GUY ON TV.

I ASKED JESUS TO COME INTO

MY HEART.

WHEN YOU CALL, I'VE GOT

SOMETHING FOR YOU.

IT IS A FREE PACKET.

IT IS CALLED "A NEW DAY."

IN THERE IS A C.D.

TEACHING OF WHAT DO YOU DO

NOW?

HOW DO YOU LIVE THE

CHRISTIAN LIFE?

WHAT DO CHRISTIANS

BELIEVE?

AND I ALSO ENCOURAGE YOU

TO GET A COPY OF THE

BIBLE.

IF YOU DON'T HAVE ONE, WE

HAVE ONE AVAILABLE ONLINE

FOR YOU AT

700clubinteractive.com..

AND THAT'S FREE.

THE IMPORTANT THING IS

START READING THE BIBLE

EVERY DAY.

LET THAT RENEW YOUR MIND.

LET IT ENCOURAGE YOU EVERY

SINGLE DAY.

MAKE THE PHONE CALL.

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

TERRY?

Terry: WELL, UP NEXT,

A MEGA CHURCH PASTOR FINDS

HIMSELF IN A NEW ROLE, AS

A DAYTIME TV TALK SHOW

HOST.

IT'S EXHILARATING.

FOR ME, THIS IS FUN, TO

GET TO SIT DOWN AND

REFLECT ON ALL OF THE

EXPERIENCES I'VE HAD IN

AND OUTSIDE OF THE CHURCH.

Terry: HEAR MORE FROM

T.D. JAKES WHEN WE COME

BACK.

Terry: T.D. JAKES IS

PASTOR OF ONE OF THE

LARGEST CHURCHES IN

AMERICA, THE POTTER'S

HOUSE IN DALLAS.

AND HE IS ALSO A

BEST-SELLING AUTHOR AND

FILM-MAKER.

AND NEXT YEAR HE'LL TAKE

ON A NEW PROJECT THAT

COULD MAKE HIM FAMOUS FAR

BEYOND CHURCH CIRCLES.

JOHN JESSUP INTERVIEWED

BISHOP JAKES ABOUT HIS

UPCOMING ROLE AS A TV TALK

SHOW HOST AND HIS

CONNECTION TO HIS NEWEST

BOOK CALLED "DESTINY."

Reporter: BY HIS OWN

ADMISSION, THE RISE OF

T.D. JAKES IS AN UNLIKELY

STORY.

A BOY FROM WEST VIRGINIA

WHO WOULD BECOME A MAN OF

FAITH WITH INTERNATIONAL

INFLUENCE.

"TIME MAGAZINE" EVEN ASKED

ON A 2001 COVER IF JAKES

WAS THE NEXT BILLY GRAHAM.

IF YOU'RE GLAD TO BE IN

THE HOUSE OF THE LORD, PUT

YOUR HANDS TOGETHER.

Reporter: HOW DID HE

GET HERE?

FOR HIM IT WAS A DANCE

WITH DESTINY.

THE TITLE OF HIS LATEST

BOOK THAT FOLLOWS LAST

YEAR'S BEST-SELLER,

"INSTINCT."

WHAT BIRTHED THIS BOOK?

I THINK IT IS A

CONTINUATION OF THE WHOLE

CONVERSATION OF

UNDERSTANDING HOW OUR

INNATE INSTINCTS GOD

PLACED INSIDE OF US HAS

SOMETHING TO DO WITH OUR

DESTINY.

AND HOWEVER WAS DRAWN OUT

OF US WAS PLACED INSIDE OF

US BECAUSE GOD HAS IN

STRINININTRINSICALLY PLACED

THINGS INSIDE OF YOU.

PEOPLE ARE REALLY TRYING

TO FIND THEIR PURPOSE IN

LIFE, AND I WROTE THIS

BOOK FOR THAT REASON.

> BECAUSE IT IS PAINFUL

TO BE STUCK.

Reporter: JAKES

BELIEVES EVERYONE HAS A

PURPOSE AND THE GOD-GIVEN

TOOLS TO FULFILL THEM.

WE ASKED WHAT HE THOUGHT

ABOUT THE DESTINY OF KIM

DAVIS, THE KENTUCKY COUNTY

CLERK JAILED FOR REFUSING

TO ISSUE MARRIAGE LICENSES

TO GAY COUPLES.

DO YOU THINK SHE STEPPED

INTO HER DESTINY WHEN SHE

MADE A STAND FOR HER

RELIGIOUS BELIEFS?

I DON'T KNOW THAT IS A

DESTINY CALL AS MUCH AS IT

IS A PERSONAL CONVICTION.

WE'LL SEE IF IT IS A

DESTINY CALL.

BECAUSE SOMETIMES YOU CAN

MAKE A DECISION, LIKE ROSA

PARKS, AND IT CAN AFFECT

YOUR ENTIRE LIFE.

I AM SO GLAD HER DECISION

WAS THE CATALYST OF DEEPER

CONVERSATIONS.

Reporter: LIKE OTHER

FAITHFUL FOLLOWERS, JAKES

IS NO STRANGER TO

CRITICISM.

IT IS OKAY TO BE

CONTROVERSIAL WHEN YOU'RE

A CHRISTIAN.

CRITICISM DOES NOT NEGATE

THE POSITIVE.

SOMETIMES YOU HAVE TO

CAUSE UNREST TO BRING

ABOUT CHANGE.

ALL OF US DO.

Reporter: JAKES SEES

THE BEST WAY TO COUNTER IS

TO OFFER A POSITIVE

RESPONSE.

THE BIBLE WARNED US

FROM THE END TIME WE'RE

GOING TO HAVE PERSECUTION,

AND SOME THINGS CANNOT BE

STOPPED.

BUT I DO THINK THAT SOME

OF THE ATTACK THAT COMES

ON US AS CHRISTIANS IS AS

A RESULT THAT WE DON'T

STAND UP AND SPEAK UP AND

TAKE CONTROL OF THE

NARRATIVE THAT PORTRAYS US

IN LIGHTS OTHER THAN

IDENTIFYING US BY WHAT WE

ARE AGAINST, RATHER THAN

KNOWING US BY WHAT WE ARE

FOR.

I THINK ONE OF THE THINGS

WE CAN DO AS CHRISTIANS IS

WE CAN EITHER SCREAM AT

THE DARKNESS, OR WE CAN

LIGHT A CANDLE.

WE CAN COMPLAIN ABOUT THE

IMAGES AND THE WAY WE ARE

PORTRAYED IN THE MEDIA, OR

WE CAN GET INVOLVED IN

MEDIA AND CHANGE THE WAY

PEOPLE SEE US.

THE HOSPITAL STAFF SAID

YOUR SON WAS NOT EXPECTED

TO SURVIVE.

Reporter: A CHANGE HE

IS MAKING, PRODUCING FILMS

LIKE "HEAVEN IS FOR REAL,"

"SPARKLE," AND A FILM THAT

IS TO BE RELEASED NEXT

YEAR.

HE TAKES ON HARD TOPICS,

LIKE GUN VIOLENCE, THE

IMPACT OF SOCIAL MEDIA,

AND MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES.

EACH OF THOSE WERE FELT

WHEN A GUNMAN TARGETED

CHRISTIANS AT AN OREGON

COLLEGE CAMPUS.

> THOSE STUDENTS WHO

WERE KILLED, MANY OF THEM

IDENTIFIED THEMSELVES AS

CHRISTIANS.

WAS THAT A DEMONSTRATION

OF DESTINY UNDER COURAGE?

ABSOLUTELY.

WE SALUTE THE KIND OF

FIGHT THAT THEY HAD THE

COURAGE TO STAND UP AND

ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THEY WERE

CHRISTIANS.

I WOULD WONDER IN MY OWN

MIND -- I HAVEN'T

VERIFIED -- BUT THERE MAY

HAVE BEEN PEOPLE WHO WERE

CHRISTIANS WHO DID NOT

HAVE SUCH COURAGE AND WHO

NOW LIVE WITH THE GUILT

AND THE GRIEF OF MAYBE I

HAVE LEFT GOD DOWN, AND

PERHAPS YOU HAVE, BUT THE

REALITY IS PETER DID THAT,

TOO, AND GOD FORGAVE HIM.

> BECAUSE A BLESSING

GIVEN TOO SOON IS NOT A

BLESSING AT ALL.

Reporter: AND IT IS

THAT STRAIGHT TALK, MIXED

WITH THE GOSPEL MESSAGE,

THAT IS OPENING A NEW

DOOR.

WELCOME TO THE SHOW.

TODAY'S SHOW IS CALLED

"COURAGE UNDER FIRE."

Reporter: JAKES COULD

BECOME A HOUSEHOLD NAME

LIKE OPRAH, DOCTOR PHIL,

OR STEVE HARVEY.

LAST MONTH HE WRAPPED UP A

SHOW THAT HAS BEEN GREEN

LIGHTED FOR SYNDICATION

FOR NEXT YEAR.

I LOVED IT.

TO BE THE FIRST MINISTER

TO HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO

HAVE A DAYTIME TALK SHOW

IS EXHILARATING.

TO BE ABLE TO REACH A

BROADER AUDIENCE OF PEOPLE

AND TO CONVEY OUR MESSAGES

IN A PALATABLE FORM THAT

IS STILL CHALLENGING --

FOR ME, THIS IS FUN.

TO GET TO SIT DOWN AND

REFLECT ON ALL OF THE

EXPERIENCES I HAD IN AND

OUTSIDE OF THE CHURCH.

IN THE FORM OF SOLUTIONS

THAT THEY CAN USE TO

GALVANIZE THEM AND

RECONSTRUCT MAYBE HOW THEY

FEEL ABOUT FAITH.

Reporter: A PASTOR

WHO'S FOOTPRINT IN FAITH

IS EXPANDING INTO NEW

TERRITORY.

JOHN JESSUP, CBN NEWS.

Terry: T.D. JAKES, A

VERY SUCCESSFUL WRITER,

TEACHER, PASTOR OF A LARGE

CHURCH, AND HE ALWAYS HAS

A GREAT WORD OF WISDOM.

WE'VE KNOWN HIM FROM THE

VERY BEGINNING --

Gordon: IT HAS BEEN

WONDERFUL WATCHING HIM.

I'M STANDING ON THE

SIDELINES ENCOURAGING HIM.

THIS IS THE FIRST

SYNDICATED TALK SHOW, AND

IF HE HAS THE BREAKTHROUGH

HERE, THIS WOULD BE REALLY

SIGNIFICANT.

THIS WOULD BE HUGE.

Terry: MAY GOD GIVE

HIM ALL HE NEEDS.

Gordon: OUR HATS ARE

OFF AND WE'RE APPLAUDING

ON THE SIDELINES.

Terry: THE PARENTS IN

OUR NEXT STORY WERE

HEARTBROKEN OVER THE

BIRTHDAY BIRTH OF THEIR

SON BECAUSE THEY KNEW THEY

COULD NEVER AFFORD THE

SURGERY THAT THEIR CHILD

WOULD NEED TO HAVE A

NORMAL LIFE.

Reporter: 9-MONTH-OLD

NECAL WAS MALNOURISHED.

HIS CLEFT LIP AND PALATE

WHAT MAKE IT IS DIFFICULT

FOR HIM TO EAT.

THE ONLY THING WE COULD

GIVE HIM WAS POWDERED MILK

AND WATER.

AND HE ALWAYS HAD A COLD.

Reporter: AS A

VEGETABLE VENDOR IN

SOUTHERN INDIA, HIS FATHER

BARELY MADE ENOUGH MONEY

FOR THEM TO LIVE ON.

THERE WERE TIMES THAT I

WANTED TO CRY BECAUSE WE

WERE NOT ABLE TO SAVE

MONEY TO PAY FOR HIS

OPERATION.

WE DIDN'T HAVE ANYONE TO

TURN TO FOR HELP.

Reporter: THEN A

LOCAL HOSPITAL FOUND OUT

ABOUT HIM AND CONTACTED

CBN.

WE TOLD HIM TO SCHEDULE

HIS CLEFT LIP SURGERY

RIGHT AWAY, AND THAT WE

WOULD SPONSOR IT.

ONE MONTH LATER WE VISITED

THEIR FAMILY TO SEE HOW HE

WAS DOING.

MY JOY OVERFLOWED WHEN

I SAW HIM AFTER THE

OPERATION.

NOW HE IS EATING BISCUITS

AND BANANAS, AND HE IS

TRYING TO EAT GRAPES AND

ANY OTHER FRUIT HE SEES.

EVERYONE IN MY FAMILY

KEEPS TELLING ME HOW

HEALTHY AND CUTE HE LOOKS.

I WANT TO THANK YOU SO

MUCH FOR GIVING MY SON THE

OPERATION.

MY ENTIRE FAMILY THANKS

YOU.

Terry: WHAT PARENT

DOESN'T WANT A NORMAL

FUTURE FOR THEIR CHILD.

WHEN A CHILD IN ANY

COUNTRY, EVEN HERE IN THE

UNITED STATES, IS MARKED

BY SOME KIND OF PHYSICAL

PROBLEM, YOU KNOW, THEY

ARE SEPARATED FROM THE

NORM.

KIDS MAKE FUN OF THEM.

IN THIS SCENARIO, HE WOULD

HAVE A DIFFICULT TIME NOT

JUST EATING, BUT SPEAKING

AND COMMUNICATING WITH

PEOPLE.

HIS WHOLE LIFE WOULD HAVE

HAD A FAR DIFFERENT PATH

THAN THE ONE YOU'VE

ALLOWED HIM TO HAVE.

THAT WAS TAKEN CARE OF BY

THE GENEROSITY,

COMPASSION, AND KINDNESS

OF CBN PARTNERS.

WE SAY THANK YOU TO THOSE

OF YOU WHO ARE.

FOR THOSE WHO AREN'T,

WOULDN'T YOU LIKE TO BE

THAT KIND OF A SOLUTION IN

THE LIFE OF SOMEONE WHO

SIMPLY DIDN'T HAVE THE

MEANS TO MAKE THAT HAPPEN.

JOINING "THE 700 CLUB"

ALLOWS YOU THAT

OPPORTUNITY.

IT IS 65 CENTS A DAY, $20

A MONTH.

IT IS SO SIMPLE TO JOIN.

YOU CALL THE TOLL-FREE

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JUST SAY, I WANT TO JOIN

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WELCOME YOU TO ALL OF THE

OUT REACHES HAPPENING NOT

JUST AROUND THE WORLD, BUT

RIGHT HERE IN THE UNITED

STATES AS WELL.

SO CALL NOW.

> STILL AHEAD, A

MIGRAINE SUFFERER FINDS A

SOLUTION TO HER CRUSHING

SOLUTION TO HER CRUSHING

PAIN.

SOLUTION TO HER CRUSHING

SOLUTION TO HER CRUSHING

THE CRAZY THING IS, IT

SOLUTION TO HER CRUSHING

SOLUTION TO HER CRUSHING

WORKED.

SOLUTION TO HER CRUSHING

SOLUTION TO HER CRUSHING

IT IS LIKE I COULD HEAR

SOLUTION TO HER CRUSHING

SOLUTION TO HER CRUSHING

THE ANGELS SINGING THE

SOLUTION TO HER CRUSHING

SOLUTION TO HER CRUSHING

FIRST TIME I TOOK IT.

SOLUTION TO HER CRUSHING

SOLUTION TO HER CRUSHING

IT WAS SO GLORIOUS.

SOLUTION TO HER CRUSHING

SOLUTION TO HER CRUSHING

I WAS HAPPY.

SOLUTION TO HER CRUSHING

SOLUTION TO HER CRUSHING

I WAS HAPPY TO BE OUT OF

SOLUTION TO HER CRUSHING

SOLUTION TO HER CRUSHING

PAIN.

SOLUTION TO HER CRUSHING

SOLUTION TO HER CRUSHING

Terry: SEE HOW THE

SOLUTION TO HER CRUSHING

SOLUTION TO HER CRUSHING

PRESCRIPTION BECOMES A

SOLUTION TO HER CRUSHING

SOLUTION TO HER CRUSHING

BIGGER PROBLEM THAN THE

SOLUTION TO HER CRUSHING

SOLUTION TO HER CRUSHING

PAIN.

SOLUTION TO HER CRUSHING

Gordon: SHE WOKE UP

ONE DAY IN AGONY.

HER DOCTOR PRESCRIBED

VICODIN.

AND BEFORE LONG, THE PILLS

WERE A BIGGER PROBLEM THAN

THE PAIN.

IT WAS LIKE HAVING A

PAIN INJURY.

NOISES AND LIGHTS WOULD

SEND OFF THE PAIN.

I WOKE UP THIS MORNING

WITH A CRASHING PAIN.

IT WAS SO SEVERE MY

HUSBAND AND I DECIDED TO

GO TO THE DOCTOR THAT DAY.

I WAS REALLY SCARED.

IT WAS TERRIFYING BECAUSE

I JUST FELT PANICKED TO

GET OUT OF PAIN.

I DIDN'T KNOW HOW LONG IT

WAS GOING TO LAST.

AND I WOULD WAKE UP, AND

IT HAS BEEN, LIKE, 16

DAYS.

AND I WAKE UP AND IT'S

BEEN FIVE MONTHS.

I HAD TRIED EVERY KIND OF

MEDICINE.

THE NEUROLOGIST COULDN'T

FIGURE OUT WHAT WAS WRONG

WITH ME.

HE PRESCRIBED VICODIN.

THE CRAZY THING IS, IT

WORKED.

IT WAS LIKE I COULD HEAR

THE ANGELS SINGING THAT

FIRST TIME I TOOK IT.

IT WAS SO GLORIOUS.

I WAS HAPPY.

I WAS HAPPY TO BE OUT OF

PAIN.

I WAS HAPPY TO FINALLY BE

IN CONTROL.

I STARTED OFF WITH JUST A

HALF A PILL.

BUT OVER TIME, MY BODY

BUILT UP, LIKE, A

TOLERANCE TO IT.

AND AFTER A WHILE, I

NEEDED ONE AND A HALF

PILLS.

AND AFTER A WHILE, I

NEEDED TWO PILLS.

AS TIME WENT ON, PART OF

ME WOULD BE, LIKE, OH, NO,

IT IS SPIKING.

BUT NOW I HAD THE VICODIN.

SO WHEN THAT SPIKE WOULD

HAPPEN, I WOULD FEEL

ALMOST A LITTLE THRILL.

LIKE, OKAY, IT IS GOING TO

BE AWFUL, BUT I GET TO

TAKE A WHOLE BUNCH OF

VICODIN.

I HAD LITTLE STASHES OF

VICODIN ALL OVER THE

HOUSE.

I KNEW EXACTLY HOW MANY I

HAD AT ALL TIMES.

I KEPT THINKING, I CAN

MANAGE IT, I CAN OUTPLAY

ADDICTION, AND I COULDN'T.

I PRAYED ABOUT IT

CONSTANTLY.

OH, GOD, I'M SO SORRY.

AND FINALLY ONE NIGHT I

HEARD THE HOLY SPIRIT SO

CLEARLY, AND HE SAID, CAN

WE TALK ABOUT ANYTHING

ELSE TONIGHT?

I TRIED TO GO OFF THE

VICODIN SEVERAL DIFFERENT

TIMES, BUT THEN I WOULD

THINK, IF I COULD JUST

HAVE ONE, IF I COULD JUST

HAVE FOUR HOURS WITHOUT

PAIN, THEN I'LL GET

THROUGH.

I WANTED TO TAKE VICODIN

AND I WANTED TO BE HEALED

LATER.

I WAS TWO AND A HALF YEARS

OF THIS MIGRAINE, THE

LOWEST LOW, LAYING ON THE

COUCH, EXCRUCIATING PAIN,

COVERED IN A QUILT,

WATCHING "THE REAL

HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY

HILLS," FOR HOURS, IN A

DRUG HAZE.

AND LIFE HAD COME TO A

STOP.

I FELT JUST GUILTY, JUST

SHAMEFUL.

THE LORD SAID TO ME, I

WANT YOU TO GO OFF ALL

VICODIN FOREVER.

AND OH, MY GOSH, I

REMEMBER THINKING, THAT IS

IMPOSSIBLE.

AND HE SAID, THIS IS THE

ONE PILL THAT HELPS YOU,

AND I'M ASKING YOU TO LAY

IT DOWN.

WILL YOU TRUST ME?

AND I CALLED MY

NEUROLOGIST, AND I SAID,

PLEASE DON'T PRESCRIBE ME

ANYMORE NARCOTICS.

AND I CALLED THE PHARMACY,

AND I SAID, I DON'T WANT

TO REFILL THIS EVER AGAIN.

IT WAS LIKE BEING DROPPED

IN THE MIDDLE OF AN OCEAN.

I HAD NO CONTROL.

BUT GOD SAID TO GO OFF IT,

AND HIS GRACE IS

SUFFICIENT.

I ALWAYS THOUGHT HIS GRACE

BEING SUFFICIENT WOULD

MEAN, LIKE, WIND IN YOUR

SAILS.

AND THAT'S WHAT IT MEANS,

HIS GRACE IS SUFFICIENT.

IT WASN'T LIKE THAT AT

ALL.

IT WAS, LIKE, SO HARD AS

NAILS.

IT WAS, LIKE, FIVE MINUTES

AT A TIME.

THAT'S WHAT HIS GRACE

LOOKED LIKE FOR ME.

IT HAD BEEN NOW ABOUT A

MONTH OR TWO THAT I'D BEEN

OFF THE VICODIN.

I WAS STILL IN A

TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF PAIN.

I HEARD THE LORD SAY TO

ME, NO LONGER WILL EVER

STRESS AND ACTIVITY HAVE

THE POWER TO GIVE YOU A

MIGRAINE.

AND I DID WHAT I HAD DONE

PROBABLY A THOUSAND TIMES

BEFORE.

I LOOKED AT MYSELF IN THE

MIRROR, AND I SAID,

HEADACHE, YOU HAVE TO GO

IN JESUS' NAME.

I STAND AGAINST YOU.

I RESIST YOU.

YOU HAVE TO GO IN JESUS'

NAME.

AND IT WAS THE FIRST TIME

IT WENT.

AND I REMEMBER THINKING,

OH, THIS IS SO AWESOME.

AND AFTER THREE YEARS,

1,095 DAYS, I WAS HEALED.

I KEPT FEELING IF I COULD

JUST CONNECT WITH HIM, I

KNOW I COULD RECEIVE

HEALING, AND I DO.

I FELT LIKE HE WANTED TO

HEAL ME ALL ALONG, BUT I

GOT TO THE PLACE WHERE I

COULD CONNECT WITH HIM AND

I COULD RECEIVE IT.

HE IS A HEALER.

IT IS NOT LIKE LIGHTNING

STRUCK ME AND I GOT

HEALED.

IT IS NOT, LIKE, IF YOU'RE

GOOD ENOUGH AND YOU LAY

DOWN THE PAINKILLERS,

YOU'LL BE WORTHY OF

HEALING.

IT IS HIS GRACE.

COMING OUT OF ADDICTION IS

POSSIBLE BECAUSE OF HIS

GRACE.

Gordon: AND IT IS

POSSIBLE FOR YOU.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS DO

THE SAME THING.

IF YOU HAVE CHRONIC PAIN,

RIGHT NOW LET'S JUST TAKE

AUTHORITY OVER THAT AND

COMMAND IT TO LEAVE YOU IN

JESUS' NAME.

LET'S PRAY.

LORD, FOR THOSE WHO HAVE

CHRONIC PAIN, OR HAVE THIS

AFFLICTION, WE JUST

COMMAND IT NOW.

BE GONE, BE RELEASED, AND

NEVER RETURN.

NOW WE BIND YOU.

WE CAST YOU FROM THESE

BODIES.

YOU HAVE NO AUTHORITY

HERE.

YOU MUST LEAVE NOW IN THE

NAME OF JESUS.

AND NOW, LORD, COME AND

HEAL EVERY NERVE, EVERY

MUSCLE, EVERY BONE NOW IN

JESUS' NAME.

RESTORE IT ALL, FOR WE ASK

IT IN THE NAME ABOVE ALL

NAMES.

IF YOU'VE BEEN HEALED, IF

YOU NEED PRAYER FOR

HEALING, CALL US:

1-888-777-1999.

WE LEAVE YOU WITH THESE

WORDS FROM PROVERBS: "MANY

ARE THE PLANS IN A

PERSON'S HEART, BUT IT IS

THE LORD'S PURPOSE THAT

PREVAILS."

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