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The 700 Club - November 25, 2015

When God used a prayer on The 700 Club to miraculously to heal David’s shoulder, his faith was strengthened. Plus, author Lisa Robertson shares the significance of Advent. Read Transcript


Wendy: TODAY...

THEY'RE TRYING TO MAKE

NEW ENGLAND FEEL LIKE OLD

ENGLAND.

Wendy: CELEBRATE

THANKSGIVING LIKE THE

PILGRIMS, WITH A HEALTHY

SERVING OF LOBSTER.

SOMETHING THAT NOT MANY

OF US PUT ON OUR

THANKSGIVING TABLES TODAY.

Wendy: WE'LL SEPARATE

FACT FROM FICTION, PLUS

THE MYTH OF PLYMOUTH ROCK.

THEY OUGHT TO THANK GOD

FOR THAT.

Wendy: ON TODAY'S

"700 CLUB."

Pat: WELL, WELCOME,

FOLKS, TO THIS EDITION OF

"THE 700 CLUB."

WELL, IT LOOKS LIKE

VLADIMIR PUTIN IS A POKER

PLAYER, AND HE PULLED A

BLUFF, AND TURKEY CALLED

HIM.

AND IN THE PROCESS, SHOT

DOWN ONE OF THEIR PLANES

THAT SHOULDN'T HAVE BEEN

MESSING AROUND IN THE

TURKISH AIR SPACE ANYHOW.

IS THIS GOING TO BE SOME

KIND OF A FACEOFF?

I DOUBT IT VERY MUCH IF

NATO WILL STAY STRONG.

AND TURKEY IS A NATO ALLY.

WE VOW TO DEFEND THEM.

SO I KNOW PUTIN HAS

ORDERED STATE-OF-THE-ART

AIR DEFENSE MISSILE

SYSTEMS TO BE DEPLOYED AT

A RUSSIAN AIR BASE IN

SYRIA.

I THINK HE IS BLUFFING,

AND WE NEED TO CALL IT.

Wendy: BOTH COUNTRIES

SAY THEY DON'T WANT WAR,

BUT IF RUSSIA SHOOTS DOWN

A TURKISH PLANE, THAT

COULD MEAN MORE MILITARY

SHOWDOWNS THAT MIGHT EVEN

INVOLVE THE UNITED STATES.

CHRIS MITCHELL BRINGS US

THE LATEST FROM THAT

REGION.

Chris: TURKEY'S

PRESIDENT ERDOGAN SAID HE

DIDN'T WANT TO ESCALATE

THE SITUATION, BUT HE

NEEDED TO PROTECT TURKEY'S

SECURITY AND DEFEND THEIR

ALLIES INSIDE SYRIA.

RUSSIA'S MILITARY DEFENSE

CONDEMNED THE ATTACK AND

ANNOUNCED THREE STEPS IT

COULD TAKE AFTER THE

INCIDENT.

IT SAID BOMBING ATTACKS

WOULD BE US CORTE ES ESCORTED BY AIR

ATTACKS, AND MILITARY

STEPS WOULD BE SUSPENDED.

VLADIMIR PUTIN CALLED THE

INCIDENT A STAB IN THE

BACK, PROMISED SIGNIFICANT

CONSEQUENCES TO TURKEY,

AND SAID RUSSIA WOULD NOT

TOLERATE SUCH ATROCITIES.

RUSSIA'S FOREIGN MINISTER

CANCELLED HIS UPCOMING

TRIP TO TURKEY.

PUTIN ALSO ACCUSED TURKEY

OF COLLUSION WITH ISIS.

WE STATED MANY TIMES

THAT A LARGE AMOUNT OF OIL

AND OIL PRODUCTS ARE BEING

TRANSFERRED FROM THE

TERRITORY OF TURKEY, FROM

THE TERRITORY SEIZED BY

ISIS.

THAT IS HOW THESE

GANGSTERS ARE RECEIVING

THEIR FINANCIAL SUPPORT.

Chris: IN WASHINGTON,

BARACK OBAMA URGED CALM.

President Obama:

TURKEY, LIKE EVERY

COUNTRY, HAS A RIGHT TO

DEFEND ITS TERRITORY AND

ITS AIR SPACE.

I THINK IT IS VERY

IMPORTANT RIGHT NOW FOR US

TO MAKE SURE THAT BOTH THE

RUSSIANS AND THE TURKS ARE

TALKING TO EACH OTHER, TO

FIND OUT EXACTLY WHAT

HAPPENED.

Chris: TURKEY, A NATO

MEMBER, ASKED NATO FOR AN

EMERGENCY MEETING.

IT IS THE FIRST TIME IN 50

YEARS A NATO PLANE SHOT

DOWN A RUSSIAN PLANE.

IT REMAINS TO BE SEEN IF

NATO WILL INVOKE ARTICLE

5.

IT STATES AN ATTACK ON ONE

MEMBER IS AN ATTACK ON

ALL.

TURKEY AND RUSSIA BOTH

PROVIDED EVIDENCE THAT

PROVED THEIR DEFENSE.

RUSSIA SAID ITS PLANE WAS

SHOT DOWN OVER SYRIAN

TERRITORY.

AFTER THE PLANE WAS SHOT

DOWN, REBELS PRODUCED THIS

VIDEO, SHOWING THEM

DESTROYING ONE OF THE

RUSSIAN HELICOPTERS SENT

TO RESCUE THE PILOTS.

IT APPEARS THE PILOT DIED

IN THE INCIDENT WHILE THE

CO-PILOT HAS BEEN RESCUED.

RUSSIA AND TURKEY HAVE A

LONG HISTORY OF TENSE

RELATIONS, AND THE

INCIDENT EXPOSES TWO

COMPETING ALLIANCES

SEEKING TO DOMINATE THE

REGION.

RUSSIA AND SHI'AS ON ONE

HAND, AND SUNNI TURKEY ON

THE OTHER.

WHEN PUTIN BROUGHT RUSSIA

INTO THE SYRIAN WAR,

RETIRED GENERAL GARNER

TOLD CBN NEWS HE

INTRODUCED A NEW DANGER TO

THE REGION.

IN THE AIR SHOULD BE A

BIG PROBLEM IF HE PUTS

FIGHTER AIRCRAFT IN THERE,

AND THEY BEGIN PUTTING IN

AIRSTRIKES AGAINST REBEL

FORCES WHILE WE'RE PUTTING

IN AIRSTRIKES AGAINST THE

ASSAD FORCES.

HOW DO YOU COMPETE WITH

ALL OF THAT.

IT IS A TINDER BOX.

Chris: FOR NOW IT

REMAINS TO BE SEEN IF THE

SPARK FROM THE TINDER BOX

WILL SET THE REGION ON

FIRE.

CHRIS MITCHELL, CBN NEWS,

JERUSALEM.

Pat: I THINK THAT

PUTIN IS A MASTER POKER

PLAYER.

HE IS TRYING TO BLUFF.

HE HASN'T GOT MUCH.

HIS ECONOMY IS IN

SHATTERS.

AND IF WE WOULD MAINTAIN

THE SANCTIONS AND STEP UP

ANY KIND OF MILITARY

BUILDUP, IF WE PUT SOME

DECENT ARMAMENT INTO THE

UKRAINIAN REBELS, AND WE

WOULD ALSO REMEMBER THOSE

PEOPLE IN THE BALTICS THAT

ARE ON THE FRONT LINE IN

REGARD TO RUSSIA -- IF WE

WOULD LET THEM KNOW THAT

WE ARE WITH THEM -- BUT WE

CAN'T HAVE THIS LEADING

FROM BEHIND STUFF.

THE WHOLE WORLD IS

CRYING -- CRYING FOR

LEADERSHIP, JUST CRYING

FOR LEADERSHIP.

AND NOBODY RESENTS THE

UNITED STATES BEING THE

LEADER.

THEY'RE ALL ASKING FOR IT.

BUT DO WE HAVE IT?

WELL, IT DOESN'T SEEM THAT

WAY BECAUSE DESPITE

TERRORIST ATTACKS IN

PARIS, PRESIDENT OBAMA

DOESN'T HAVE ANY NEW PLANS

FOR TAKING ON THE BRUTAL

KILLERS OF ISIS.

JOHN JESSUP HAS THAT STORY

FROM OUR CBN NEWS BUREAU.

John: PAT, NOTHING

NEW, RATHER, THE PRESIDENT

IS PROMISING THE U.S. WILL

OFFER MORE OF THE SAME IN

THE FIGHT AGAINST ISIS,

EVEN AFTER FRENCH

PRESIDENT HOLLANDE'S WHITE

HOUSE VISIT.

THAT HAS SOME CRITICS

SAYING PRESIDENT OBAMA

ISN'T DOING ENOUGH TO

DEFEAT ISIS IN SYRIA AND

IRAQ.

Jennifer: AS

PROSECUTORS LEARNED THAT

THE MAN BELIEVED TO BE

BEHIND THE TERROR ATTACKS

IN PARIS WAS PLANNING

ANOTHER SUICIDE BOMBING IN

THE CITY, THE FRENCH

PRESIDENT LOBBIED

PRESIDENT OBAMA AT THE

WHITE HOUSE FOR THE

MILITARY MIGHT ONLY THE

U.S. CAN PROVIDE.

[SPEAKING IN FRENCH

LANGUAGE]

Through Translator:

IT IS ABOUT TAKING ABOUT

THEIR FINANCING, HUNTING

DOWN THEIR LEADERS, DOO

DISMANTLING THEIR

NETWORKS, AND TAKING BACK

THE LAND THEY CURRENTLY

CONTROL.

Jennifer: THIS WEEK

PRESIDENT OBAMA WILL SIGN

LEGISLATION SUSTAINING

AMERICAN SUPPORT TO FRANCE

AND THE 65 NATIONS WORKING

TOGETHER TO STOP ISIS.

HE ALSO WANTS THE EUROPEAN

UNION TO REQUIRE AIRLINES

TO SHARE PASSENGER

INFORMATION, A MOVE

DESIGNED TO STOP

TERRORISTS FROM ENTERING

COUNTRIES UNDETECTED.

President Obama: MAKE

NO MISTAKE, WE WILL WIN,

AND GROUPS LIKE ISIL WILL

LOSE.

Jennifer: BUT FOR

MANY AMERICANS, SIMPLY

SUSTAINING AMERICA'S

CURRENT FIGHT ISN'T

ENOUGH.

THE PRESIDENT IS FACING

INCREASED PRESSURE TO

ACCELERATE HIS EFFORTS TO

DESTROY THE ISLAMIC STATE,

AS THE MAJORITY OF

AMERICANS FEAR A TERRORIST

ATTACK INSIDE THE U.S. IS

LIKELY WITHIN A MATTER OF

MONTHS.

EVEN IF AMERICA WERE

ATTACKED, NATIONAL

SECURITY EXPERT JAMES

CARAFANO SAYS HE IS NOT

SURE THE PRESIDENT WOULD

CHANGE THIS STRATEGY, AND

POWER, OR LACK THEREOF, HE

SAYS, IS THE ONLY THING

ISIS UNDERSTANDS.

ISIS LIVES IN THE PART

OF THE WORLD WHERE HONOR

EQUALS POWER.

YOU'RE RESPECTED NOT

BECAUSE YOU'RE A NICE GUY

AND PAY YOUR TAXES, BUT

BECAUSE YOU HAVE POWER AND

YOU'RE WILLING TO USE IT.

THAT IS THE COIN OF THE

REALM.

Jennifer: IN THIS

WAR, HE SAYS THE TWO

ENEMIES BRING DIFFERENT

PERSPECTIVES OF SUCCESS.

OBAMA HAS THIS SORT OF

SLOW, CONTAINED RUN THEM

DOWN KIND OF STRATEGY.

AND THE ISIS STRATEGY IS

AS LONG AS WE'RE STANDING

AND THE BLACK FLAG IS

FLYING, WE'RE WINNING.

Jennifer: AND THE

PRESIDENT ALSO FACES

CONCERNS BY DEMOCRATS FOR

LETTING REFUGEES INTO THE

COUNTRY.

HE MAINTAINS THAT DOING

LESS IS UNAMERICAN.

President Obama: ON

THE STATUE OF LIBERTY, A

GIFT FROM THE PEOPLE OF

FRANCE, THERE ARE WORDS WE

KNOW SO WELL: "GIVE ME

YOUR TIRED, YOUR POOR,

YOUR HUDDLED MASSES,

YEARNING TO BE FREE."

THAT'S THE SPIRIT THAT

MAKES US AMERICAN.

Jennifer: IN A NATION

THAT KNOWS WHAT TERROR

FEELS LIKE, MANY AMERICANS

ARE EAGER TO SHOW FRANCE

THEY CARE.

PRESIDENT OBAMA IS

GOING TO NEED TO SHOW THE

SAME KIND OF COMMITMENT

AND HELP THAT WAS PROVIDED

TO THE UNITED STATES BY

MANY COUNTRIES AFTER 9/11.

WE HAD THAT AFTER 9/11,

AND WE NEED TO SHOW IT TO

OTHER COUNTRIES.

Jennifer: THAT

OPPORTUNITY COMES NEXT

WEEK WHEN MORE THAN 120

WORLD LEADERS WILL MEET IN

PARIS FOR A CLIMATE

SUMMIT.

OBAMA AND HOL HOLLANDE THAT

ATTENDANCE IS THE BEST

POSSIBLE RESPONSE TO THE

ISLAMIC STATE'S ATTACKS.

JENNIFER WISHON, CBN NEWS,

THE WHITE HOUSE.

John: THANKS,

JENNIFER.

> A NEW F.B.I. ALERT IS

URGING CAUTION AS

AMERICANS PLAN TO

CELEBRATE THANKSGIVING,

WARNING OF THE POTENTIAL

FOR COPYCAT TERROR IN THE

WAKE OF THE PARIS AND MALI

ATTACKS.

AND SOME PEOPLE ARE FACING

ANOTHER MAJOR ROADBLOCK IN

THEIR TRAVEL PLANS: SNOW.

HEATHER SELLS HAS THE

STORY.

Heather: MORE THAN

46 MILLION AMERICANS ARE

EXPECTED TO TRAVEL BY CAR,

PLANE, BUS, OR TRAIN THIS

WEEK.

THE MOST THANKSGIVING

TRAVELLERS SINCE 2007.

BUT IN THE WAKE OF TERROR

ATTACKS IN PARIS AND

AROUND THE WORLD, THE

F.B.I. HAS ISSUED AN

ALERT, WARNING OF THE

POTENTIAL FOR COPYCAT

TERROR HERE AT HOME.

THE F.B.I. WARNING

INVOLVES BEEFING UP

SECURITY AS SOFTER

TARGETS, LIKE MALLS,

TRAINS, AND AIRPORTS

ACROSS THE COUNTRY.

WE HAVE TO GO THROUGH

THE PROTOCOLS BECAUSE YOU

NEVER KNOW.

THE BAD GUYS ONLY HAVE TO

BE RIGHT ONCE, AND THAT'S

SOMETHING WE HAVE TO GUARD

AGAINST CONSTANTLY.

Heather: AUTHORITIES

HAVE NOT IDENTIFIED ANY

SPECIFIC TERROR PLOTS, AND

DON'T BELIEVE THAT ISIS

HAS SENT A CELL FROM SYRIA

TO THE U.S., LIKE IT DID

IN PARIS.

MANY OF THE COUNTRY'S

18,000 LAW ENFORCEMENT

AGENCIES ARE STEPPING UP

THEIR SECURITY, AND THE

F.B.I. IS FOCUSING ON A

GROUP OF ISIS FOLLOWERS

HERE IN THE U.S., WITH

SUSPECTS UNDER 24-HOUR

SURVEILLANCE.

FOR TRAVELLERS OUT WEST

THIS WEEK, SNOW MAY PROVE

MORE DANGEROUS THAN ANY

OTHER THREAT.

80 IS NOT THE SAME,

ESPECIALLY OVER DONNER

PASS.

IT WAS A PAIN.

WITH CONDITIONS LIKE THIS,

IT IS HARD.

Heather: A STORM IN

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA IS

BRINGING MUCH-NEEDED SNOW

TO THE DROUGHT-STARVED

REGION, BUT ALSO CAUSING

ALL KINDS OF DELAYS.

THE MAIN PROBLEMS,

SPIN-OUTS ON SLICK AND ICY

ROADS, FORCING MANY

DRIVERS TO RESORT TO

CHAINS AND SEVERELY REDUCE

THEIR SPEEDS.

HEATHER SELLS, CBN NEWS.

John: THE PARIS

TERROR ATTACKS IGNITED A

WORLD WHY DEBATE OVER

SYRIAN REFUGEES,

STRETCHING FROM EUROPE TO

AMERICA, EVEN SOME

GOVERNORS ARE TRYING TO

BLOCK THEM FROM ENTERING

THEIR STATES.

CBN'S "OPERATION BLESSING"

IS ON THE GROUND IN

WAR-TORN SYRIA AND BRINGS

US A VOICE MISSING FROM

THE DEBATE.

IT IS THE VOICE OF THOSE

FLEEING FOR THEIR LIVES.

Efrem: REFUGEES ARE

FRONT PAGE NEWS, AND THE

HEADLINES ONLY INCREASED,

FOLLOWING REPORTS

AUTHORITIES FOUND A SYRIAN

PASSPORT NEAR AN ASSAILANT

KILLED IN THE DEADLY PARIS

ATTACKS.

WE'RE HEARING STORIES

ABOUT ISIS INFILTRATION

AND ALL OF THAT, AND I

THINK IT IS GOOD WE'RE

AWARE OF THESE POSSIBLE

PROBLEMS.

Efrem: "OPERATION

BLESSING" PRESIDENT BILL

HURAN RECENTLY WITNESSED

THE REFUGEE CRISIS

FIRSTHAND.

HE STOOD AT THE BORDER OF

HUNGARY AND CROATIA, WHERE

HUNDREDS ARRIVED.

YOU HAVE BEEN ON THE FRONT

LINES NOW, AND WHAT ARE WE

NOT HEARING?

WE'RE ONLY SEEING ONE

SIDE OF THE STORY.

AND THE SIDE OF THE STORY

I KEEP NOTICING THAT IS

BEING LEFT OUT, IS THE

STORY FROM THE PERCEPTION

OF THE REFUGEES.

THE VAST MAJORITY OF THESE

FOLKS, AT LEAST THE ONES

WE'VE INTERACTED WITH AND

MET AND TALKED TO WHILE WE

WERE OVER THERE, THEY'RE

NOT TERRORISTS AT ALL.

Efrem: THESE ARE SOME

OF THE FACES, PHOTOGRAPHS

TAKEN BY "OPERATION

BLESSING'S" DAVID DARR,

WHO SPENT TIME TALKING TO

THOSE WHO'S IMAGES THEY

CAPTURED.

THEY SAID WE HAD THREE

CHOICES: WE COULD BE IN

CRYPTED INTO THE ASSAD

REGIME, OR WE HAVE TO

FIGHT FOR ISIS, OR WE CAN

STAY HERE AND BE KILLED.

SO WHEN WE SEE THESE

ATTACKS HAPPENING IN PARIS

AND ALL OF THIS TERROR

HAPPENING AROUND THE

WORLD, THAT IS THE VERY

TERROR THESE PEOPLE ARE

RUNNING FROM, NOT RUNNING

TOWARDS.

Efrem: THERE ARE MANY

YOUNG MEN AMONG THOSE

RUNNING, AND IT IS NO

ACCIDENT.

THAT'S THE BLESSING BILL

LEARNED TALKING TO A

27-YEAR-OLD SYRIAN

CHRISTIAN, WHO'S FAMILY

POODLE THEIR MONEPOOLED THEIR MONEY TO SEND

HIM.

I DID NOT LEAVE MY HOME

TO COME TO GERMANY.

I WAS CHOSEN BY THE FAMILY

AS THE ONE MOST LIKELY TO

MAKE IT ACROSS NINE

BORDERS, ACROSS THE

17-HOUR RIDE IN A RUBBER

VOTE FROM TURKEY TO

GREECE.

HE SAID, I WAS SEASICK FOR

17 HOURS, AND I WAS SURE I

WAS GOING TO DIE.

WE WERE PRAYING TO THE

LORD JUST TO GET US TO THE

OTHER SIDE.

MANY PEOPLE DROWNED ON THE

WAY.

Efrem: IT IS

DESPERATION, WHY THEY'RE

FLEEING.

THEY'RE LEAVING OUT OF

DESPERATION, OF COURSE.

Efrem: STILL, NOT

EVERYONE IS ABLE TO FLEE.

THAT'S WHY "OPERATION

BLESSING" ISN'T JUST

STOPPING AT THE BORDER.

WE'RE ACTUALLY WORKING

INSIDE SYRIA.

WE'VE GOT PARTNERS INSIDE

SYRIA, IN THE NORTHEASTERN

PART OF SYRIA, THE AREA

THAT IS STILL SAFE FROM

ISIS, AT LEAST NOW,

BECAUSE THE KURDS ARE

DEFENDING THAT AREA.

THERE ARE SYRIANS THAT ARE

THERE, CHRISTIAN SYRIANS

WHO SPEAK ARABAIC, THE

LANGUAGE OF JESUS.

Pat: "OPERATION

BLESSING" WAS THERE.

YOU'VE GOTHE HYPE IS YOU'VE GOT TO

BE AGAINST REFUGEES.

AND IF YOU'RE NOT AGAINST

REFUGEES, SOMEHOW YOU'RE

NOT A GOOD REPUBLICAN OR

YOU DON'T LIKE AMERICA OR

SOMETHING.

BUT THESE PEOPLE ARE

HURTING.

AND OUR GUYS WERE THERE.

AND A LOT OF THEM THEY

TALKED TO, A LOT OF THEM

ARE CHRISTIAN AND THEY

HAVE TO GET OUT OR GET

KILLED.

THAT'S WHAT BILL HURAN WAS

SAYING.

HE WAS THERE TALKING TO

THEM.

AND WE'RE WORKING THERE

NOW, IN NORTHERN SYRIA.

WHAT "OPERATION BLESSING"

IS DOING, WE'VE GIVING

THEM FOOD AND PLASTIC

TARPS TO KEEP THEM WARM,

AND CLOTHING AND OTHER

THINGS THEY DESPERATELY

NEED.

WE'RE THERE FOR THEM.

SO THAT'S WHAT "OPERATION

BLESSING" DOES, IS TO HELP

PEOPLE.

BUT IT DOES SEEM TO ME

LIKE THERE ARE SO MANY

CHRISTIANS AND SO MANY

PEOPLE WHO LOVE FREEDOM IN

THAT GROUP, THAT THEY

THEMSELVES COULD DO SOME

CHECKING ON WHICH IN THAT

GROUP ARE ACTUALLY ISIS

SYMPATHIZERS AND

SUPPORTERS.

AND THEY COULD HELP

AUTHORITIES IDENTIFY THOSE

PEOPLE.

BUT, REALLY, THEY DON'T

BELONG IN AMERICA?

THAT'S NOT THEIR

DESTINATION.

THEY SHOULD BE RESETTLED

CLOSCLOSE TO THE MIDDLE EAST,

WHERE THEY HAVE THE ROOTS,

AND THERE HAS TO BE SOME

EFFORT TO DO THAT.

BUT THIS IS A HUMANITARIAN

TRAGEDY OF MASSIVE

PROPORTIONS.

AND IF YOU WANT TO HELP,

BY THE WAY, "OPERATION

BLESSING" DISASTER RELIEF

FUND.

AND WE'RE THERE, FOLKS.

WE'RE THERE ON THE SCENE

WHERE THOSE PEOPLE ARE AND

WHERE THEY'RE HURTING.

SO ALL YOU'VE GOT TO DO IS

PICK UP YOUR PHONE OR LOG

IN ON THE INTERNET, AND

THERE IS THE NUMBER AND

THERE IS THE ADDRESS.

BUT WE'RE NOT GOING TO LET

THOSE PEOPLE STARVE.

WE'VE GOT TO DO SOMETHING

TO HELP THEM.

Wendy: IT SURE DOES

PUT A DIFFERENT FACE ON

THE REFUGEE CRISIS WHEN

YOU SEE THAT STORY.

Pat: BILL TALKS TO

THESE PEOPLE.

THEY INTERVIEWED THEM.

THEY KNOW THE HEART OF THE

PEOPLE.

THEY'RE JUST CRYING OUT,

WE HAD TO FLEE.

THAT ONE YOUNG MAN SAID,

OUT OF HIS FAMILY, THEY

TOOK UP AN OFFERING.

AND IT COSTS -- THOSE

TRAGITRAFFICKERS ARE CHARGING

9,000, $10,000 TO GET THEM

ACROSS THE BORDER.

THE REASON SO MANY YOUNG

MEN ARE COMING IS BECAUSE

THEIR FAMILIES ARE SAYING,

YOU'RE THE ONLY ONES WHO

HAVE SURVIVE THIS ORDEAL.

Wendy: THANKS, PAT.

> UP NEXT, FACTS ABOUT

THE FIRST THANKSGIVING

THAT MAY SURPRISE YOU.

MOST LIKELY, THERE WAS

FISH ON THE FIRST

THANKSGIVING TABLE, AS WE

NOW REFER TO IT, AND

PROBABLY LOBSTERS.

Wendy: LOBSTER FOR

THANKSGIVING.

STAY TUNED FOR MORE FUN

FACTS WHEN WE COME BACK.

Pat: WE'RE ONE DAY

AWAY FROM TURKEY DAY,

THANKSGIVING.

OUR PRESIDENT HAS GIVING A

THANKSGIVING PROCLAMATION

THAT WE WOULD GIVE THANKS

TO ALMIGHTY GOD, AND

PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT,

PARTICULARLY, GAVE A VERY

MOVING MESSAGE, ESPECIALLY

WHEN WE WERE FACING THE

TERROR OF WORLD WAR II,

THAT WE WOULD GIVE THANKS.

AS A NATION, WE ARE

SUPPOSED TO PAUSE AND GIVE

THANKS.

I KNOW NOW THERE IS AN

ORGY, AND THEY'VE PUSHED

CHRISTMAS BACK PAST

THANKSGIVING, AND THEY'RE

GOING TO OPEN ALL OF THE

STORES, AND THEY'VE GOT

WHAT THEY CALL BLACK

FRIDAY, AND EVERYBODY IS

RUNNING TO GET THESE

BARGAINS.

BUT LET'S KEEP IN MIND

THAT WE DO HAVE

THANKSGIVING, AND THE

REASON IS TO GIVE THANKS

TO GOD FOR HIS MANY

BLESSINGS.

AND DON'T FORGET IT.

WELL, MANY AMERICANS THINK

THEY KNOW WHAT HAPPENED AT

THAT FIRST THANKSGIVING.

THEY PICTURE PILGRIMS WITH

BIG BUCKLES, AND FEASTING

ON FAT TURKEYS.

WHAT REALLY HAPPENED IS

ACTUALLY QUITE DIFFERENT.

PAUL STRAND ACTUALLY WENT

TO PLYMOUTH,

MASSACHUSETTS, SO HE COULD

BRING YOU THE ACTUAL

FACTS.

AND, OF COURSE, I'D LIKE

TO TELL YOU THAT I WAS

THERE WITH JOHN AND

PRISCILLA, BUT I WASN'T.

THE PILGRIMS' FIRST

FEAST IN AMERICA ARE

SHROWDED WITH FOLKLORE.

RIGHT INSIDE THAT

STRUCTURE IS THE FAMOUS

PLYMOUTH ROCK.

MANY FOLKS DOUBT THERE

ACTUALLY WAS A ROCK, AND

IF THERE WAS, THAT IT WAS

EXACTLY THERE.

BUT WE DO KNOW THE

PILGRIMS STARTED BUILDING

A SMALL VILLAGE, LIKE THIS

FAITHFUL RECREATION.

EVEN AS THE HARSH WINTER

OF 1620 WAS KILLING HALF

OF THEIR NUMBER.

MARTIN AND HIS WIFE

NANCY NOT ONLY RUN THE

FAITH-BASED JENNY MUSEUM,

BUT ALSO ROLL PLAY THE

PILGRIMS.

THEY GREW CROPS SO THEY

KNEW THEY WOULDN'T STARVE.

THEY HAD ENOUGH FOOD TO

MAKE IT THROUGH THE NEXT

WINTER, SO THEY THOUGHT

THEY SHOULD THANK GOD FOR

THAT.

THE LORD HAVING

SUSTAINED US FOR A YEAR,

AND BROUGHT IN SUCH A GOOD

HARVEST.

Reporter: EDWARD

WINSLOW WORDS BROUGHT

ALIVE BY A CBN

INTERPRETER.

OUR GOVERNOR SENT FOUR

MEN AND IN JUST SOME SMALL

HOURS, THEY WERE ABLE TO

TAKE ENOUGH WILD FOWL TO

FEED OUR COMPANY FOR A

WEEK.

Reporter: THEY

ENVISION THE GIANT, PLUMP

TURKEYS.

ACTUALLY, THEIR TURKEY'S TURKEYS

WERE WILD, LEAN, AND MEAN.

THE TURKEYS HERE OF NEW

ENGLAND ARE A LITTLE

DIFFERENT THAN THOSE ON

THE DUNG HILLS BACK HOME.

Reporter: AND ANOTHER

SURE FACT, THE GRATEFUL

ENGLISH MEN DIDN'T DINE

ALONE, BECAUSE THEY KNEW

THEY WOULDN'T MAKE IT

WITHOUT THE INDIANS.

NOT ONLY DID THE NATIVE

AMERICANS HAVE TO SHOW

THAT WHAT COULD GROW IN

THE RADICAL SOIL, THEY HAD

TO TEACH THEM HOW TO HUNT

AND FISH IN THIS NEW

WORLD.

THEY FELT THAT THE

CHIEF OF THE WAMPINAU

INDIANS WERE SO VITAL,

THAT THEY SHOULD INVITE

THE MASASOYA TO THE FEAST,

AND THEY DID.

AMONGST COMES THE GREAT

MASASOYA AND ABOUT 90 OF

HIS MEN.

Reporter: THAT COULD

HAVE WIPED OUT ALL OF THE

PILGRIMS' SUPPLIES, BUT

THE CHIEF BROUGHT PLENTY

OF FOOD WITH THEM.

TOGETHER THEY HAD

ENOUGH FOOD FOR A

THREE-DAY CELEBRATION,

WHERE THEY HONORED ONE

ANOTHER AND BECAME BETTER

FRIENDS.

Reporter: PLYMOUTH

PLANTATION'S FOOD

EXPERT...

MOST LIKELY THERE WAS

FISH ON THE THANKSGIVING

TABLE, AS WE NOW REFER TO TO

IT.

POSSIBLY LOBSTERS.

AND VENISON.

Reporter: WE PUT

PUMPKIN PIE ON OUR TABLES.

SHE SHOWS WHAT THE

PILGRIMS WOULD HAVE DONE

INSTEAD.

MANY PEOPLE SAY YOU

CAN'T HAVE THANKSGIVING

WITHOUT YOUR PUMPKIN PIE.

WHAT I'M GOING TO BE DOING

HERE IS EXACTLY WHAT WE

KNOW THEY DID FREQUENTLY

IN NEW ENGLAND: THE

ANCIENT STANDING DISH IS

CALLED STEWED POMPIAN,

WHICH IS THE TERM FOR "THE

PUMPKIN."

EVENTUALLY YOU'RE GOING TO

ADD JUST A SPLASH OF

VINEGAR AND A LITTLE BIT

OF GINGER, AND SUPPOSEDLY

IT IS GOING TO TASTE LIKE

STEWED APPLES, SOMETHING

THAT WAS DEFINITELY NOT ON

THE FIRST THANKSGIVING

TABLE.

NO AP PELTS IN NE APPLES IN NEW ENGLAND.

Reporter: THEY WERE

HUGE ON STUFFING, BUT IT

TOOK A LOT MORE LABOR.

IMAGINE PICKING OUT ALL

OF THE SEEDS.

Reporter: AND THEY

WOULD SEASON THEM WITH

HERBS BROUGHT ALL THE WAY

FROM ENGLAND, LIKE THYME.

WE THINK THE THINGS

THEY WERE GROWING WERE

PRIMARILY THINGS BROUGHT

OVER FROM NEW ENGLAND,

WHICH THEY BROUGHT OVER

WITH THEM.

Reporter: WHICH IS

WHY A FELLOW LIKE WINSLOW

WOULD HAVE LIKED SOMETHING

FATHER THAN THE LEAN

TURKEYS.

PAUL STRAND, REPORTING

FROM NEW ENGLAND.

Pat: HAVE YOU EVER

EATEN A WILD TURKEY?

Wendy: I HAVEN'T.

Pat: THEY ARE SKINNY

RASCALS.

IT IS A TOTALLY DIFFERENT

BIRD FROM WHAT WE GET IN

THE GROCERY STORE.

Wendy: HOW DOES IT

TASTE?

Pat: IT DOESN'T TASTE

BAD, BUT IT IS LEAN.

IT DOESN'T HAVE THAT FAT.

IYOU USED THE TERM GAMEY,

AND IT IS A STRONGER MEAT.

Wendy: WE'LL STICK

WITH THE BUTTERBALL.

Pat: I'VE SEEN

TURKEYS IN VIRGINIA, AND

THEY MAKE SO MUCH NOISE.

Wendy: THEY'RE

BEAUTIFUL CREATURES,

SEEING THEM IN THE WILD.

Pat: THEY'VE GOT A

WHOLE -- WHAT DO YOU CALL

IT?

IT IS NOT FLOCK.

THEY HAVE A TERM FOR IT,

BUT IT ESCAPES ME RIGHT

NOW.

SO YOU CAN SEE A WHOLE

FAMILY OF THEM CROSSING

THE ROAD AND GOING AROUND

UP THERE.

Wendy: BEAUTIFUL.

Pat: THEY'RE

BEAUTIFUL THINGS, YEAH.

Wendy: WELL, HAVE A

HAPPY THANKSGIVING.

Pat: AMEN.

FOR EVERYBODY.

Wendy: COMING UP,

WE'LL "BRING IT ON."

MICHAEL SAYS, "MY SOCCER

COACHES AND TEAMMATES MADE

UNGODLY JOKES.

SOMETIMES I FIND MYSELF

DOING THE THINGS THEY ARE

DOING.

SHOULD I QUIT THE TEAM?"

STAY TUNED FOR PAT'S

ANSWER RIGHT AFTER THIS.

Wendy: WELCOME BACK

TO "THE 700 CLUB."

WE'VE GOT PAT IN THE HOT

SEAT, AND WE'VE GOT YOUR

QUESTIONS.

LET'S GET STARTED.

MICHAEL SAYS, "I AM ON THE

SOCCER TEAM, AND MY

TEAMMATES AND COACHES DO

NOT FOLLOW GOD.

I HAVE SHARED THE GOSPEL

OF JESUS, BUT MOST OF THEM

SHOW NO INTEREST, THEY

MAKE UNGODLY JOKES,

CONVERSATION, AND ALSO

LISTEN TO UNGODLY SONGS.

I'M SURROUNDED BY THESE

THINGS EVERY TIME WE'RE

TOGETHER DURING GAMES, AND

SOMETIMES I FIND MYSELF

DOING THE THINGS THEY'RE

DOING.

WHAT DO I DO?

SHOULD I LEAVE THE TEAM?"

Pat: THE APOSTLE PAUL

DEALT WITH THAT.

HE SAID, LOOK, IF I SHOULD

NOT CONSORT WITH PEOPLE

WHO ARE FORNICATORS OR

THIEVES.

I NEED NOT LEAVE THE

WORLD, BUT HE SAID, DON'T

GET INVOLVED WITH PEOPLE

WHO CLAIM TO BE BROTHERS

WHO DO THAT.

SO WITHIN THE CHURCH,

WE'RE NOT SUPPOSED TO HAVE

THAT KIND OF CONDUCT.

BUT YOU'RE GOING TO RUN

INTO PEOPLE WHO TELL DIRTY

JOKES AND WHO WATCH PORN

AND WHO DO NASTY THINGS.

AND THAT'S PART OF THE

WORLD.

AND PAUL SAID, I WOULD

HAVE TO LEAVE THE WORLD IF

I WERE NOT GOING TO HAVE

SOME RELATIONSHIP WITH

THEM.

THE QUESTION IS, IF THE

COACH IS TRYING TO IMPOSE

THAT TYPE OF CONDUCT ON

YOU AND MAKE YOU DO THAT,

MAKE YOU USE THAT KIND OF

LANGUAGE, I'D GET OUT OF

THERE IN A HEARTBEAT.

BUT, HEY, THAT'S USUAL

CAMARADERIE IN THE SPORTS

ARENA, TRUST ME.

THAT'S JUST THE WAY IT IS.

SO IF YOU WANT SPORTS,

YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE THAT

KIND OF CONDUCT.

Wendy: DEB WRITES IN,

"WHAT POSSIBILITY DO YOU

SEE THAT OUR COUNTRY WOULD

BE IN SO MUCH CHAOS FROM

ISIS ATTACKS THAT

PRESIDENT OBAMA COULD

DECLARE MARSHAL LAW,

SUSPEND THE CONSTITUTION,

AND REMAIN IN THE OFFICE

OF THE PRESIDENT AT THE

TIME OF THE PRESIDENTIAL

ELECTION?"

Pat: I'VE READ THAT

STUFF.

I THINK THAT IS NONSENSE.

WE STILL HAVE A PRETTY

STRONG, ROBUST NATION, AND

I JUST DON'T THINK THE

IDEA OF SOME PALACE COUP

BY THE PRESIDENT TO EXTEND

ELECTIONS IS GOING TO TAKE

PLACE.

BUT THE COUP THAT THE MAN

IS DOING IS FEDERAL

REGULATIONS.

I UNDERSTAND IN THE LAST

FEW DAYS THERE WERE 2,000

REGULATIONS.

THE E.P.A. WAS GIVEN

ANOTHER MANDATE TO GO

AFTER ALL KINDS OF COAL

COMPANIES AND POWER

COMPANIES.

THAT'S WHAT OBAMA WANTS TO

DO BEFORE HE LEAVES THIS

COUNTRY, TO SADDLE THIS

COUNTRY WITH UNFAIR

REGULATION SO HE CAN

FULFILL HIS SOCIALIST

AGENDA.

Wendy: THE CLIMATE

CHANGE SUMMIT IS THE WAY

TO FIGHT ISIS, PAT.

Pat: WE'RE GOING TO

COOL THE PLANET IN.

Wendy: FRANCIS WRITES

IN, "I DON'T UNDERSTAND

ABOUT THE SECOND JUST.

DO YOU GO STRAIGHT TO

HEAVEN OR TO HELL WHEN YOU

DIE?

AND WHAT IS THE SECOND

JUDGMENT COMPARED TO THE

FIRST?"

Pat: AS I UNDERSTAND

IT, THERE IS SOMETHING

CALLED THE GREAT WHITE

THRONE.

AND JESUS SAID -- YOU READ

JOHN 5: 24, AND IT SAYS,

HE THAT BELIEVES IN ME AND

BELIEVES IN HIM WHO SENT

ME HAS EVERLASTING LIFE

AND SHALL NOT COME INTO

THE JUDGMENT, BUT IS

PASSED FROM DEATH INTO

LIFE.

NOW, WHEN WE KNOW THE

LORD, OUR SINS ARE

FORGIVEN, AND WE DO NOT GO

INTO THAT FINAL GREAT

WHITE THRONE JUDGMENT.

BUT THE NATIONS OF THE

WORLD, THE ONES WHO DON'T

KNOW HIM, ARE GOING TO

HAVE TO GIVE ACCOUNT FOR

THE ACTIONS THEY HAVE

COMMITTED DURING THIS TIME

ON EARTH.

AND THEY WILL STAND BEFORE

THE LORD, THE JUDGE OF ALL

OF THE EARTH, AND THE

BOOKS WILL BE OPEN, AND IT

IS GOING TO BE A TERRIBLE

SCENE.

Wendy: SAM SAYS,

"ABOUT 20 YEARS AGO, I WAS

WRONGFULLY ACCUSED OF

KILLING A DOG.

THIS CAME FROM A CHRISTIAN

FAMILY I'M CLOSED TO.

I THOUGHT THE MATTER HAD

BEEN CLEARED UP, YET

RECENTLY THE FATHER OF THE

FAMILY BROUGHT IT UP AND

TALKED ABOUT HOW I KILLED

THE DOG.

I SIMPLY SAID TO HIM

POLITELY, I DIDN'T KILL

ANY DOG, AND THE MATTER

WAS DROPPED.

YET NOW I FEEL THIS FAMILY

STILL BELIEVES I HAD

SOMETHING TO DO WITH THE

DOG'S DEATH.

SHOULD I SPEAK WITH THE

FAMILY OR LET IT GO?

I DON'T WANT TO LOSE THEIR

FRIENDSHIP, YET I ALSO

DON'T WANT TO BE

CONSIDERED A DOG KILLER."

Pat: SOME DOGS NEED

KILLING --

[LAUGHTER]

Pat: -- THEY'RE

VICIOUS, RABID BEASTS, AND

THEY NEED TO BE KILLED

BEFORE THEY SPREAD RABIES.

BUT YOU DIDN'T KILL THE

DOG.

YOU SAID YOU DIDN'T KILL

THE DOG, SO GET ON WITH

YOUR LIFE.

WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO,

SUE THEM?

JUST FORGET THEM.

YOU ALREADY TOLD THEM YOU

DIDN'T DO IT, AND THAT'S

IT.

SO YOUR CONSCIENCE IS

CLEAR, AND GET ON WITH

YOUR LIFE.

Wendy: AMEN.

SOME PEOPLE ARE JUST

TROUBLE-MAKERS.

PATRICK SAYS, "MY WIFE AND

I ARE GETTING DEEPER INTO

THE WORD, AND HAVE NOTICED

MANY TRANSLATIONS ARE

AVAILABLE TO READ.

WHAT DO YOU RECOMMEND?"

Pat: THERE WERE A

GROUP OF SCHOLARS, AND I

THINK THE BOOK WAS

PUBLISHED BY THEM, BUT

THEY WERE VERY STRONG,

BIBLE-BELIEVING CHRISTIANS

WHO WERE DEEPLY IMMERSED

IN THE WORD, AND WHO HAD

EXTRAORDINARY SCHOLARSHIP.

I THINK THE N.I.V. IS

PROBABLY AS GOOD AS THERE

IS.

I USED TO LIKE THE NEW

AMERICAN STANDARD, WHICH

IS VERY TRUE TO THE GREEK.

BUT THE N.I.V. READS WELL,

AND I THINK IT IS ONE YOU

CAN TRUST.

OF COURSE, THE MAGESTY OF

THE KING JAMES IS ALWAYS

THERE.

IT IS A LOT EASIER TO

REMEMBER, BUT SOME OF IT

JUST ISN'T AS TRUE TO THE

MORE RECENT GREEK

MANUSCRIPTS THAT HAVE BEEN

FOUND.

Wendy: THAT'S WHY I

LIKE THE NEW KING JAMES

BECAUSE IT HAS SOME OF

THAT BEAUTIFUL LANGUAGE,

BUT IT IS MUCH EASIER TO

UNDERSTAND.

Pat: BUT IT STILL

DOESN'T TAKE ADVANTAGE --

WE HAVE DISCOVERED

MANUSCRIPTS AS WE HAVE

DONE ARCHEOLOGICAL

RESEARCH -- WE MEANING THE

CHURCH AND SOCIETY OVER

THE YEARS.

AND WE HAVE WRITINGS THAT

HAVE COME OUT THAT GIVE

UNDERSTANDING OF THE

GREEK.

AND, YOU KNOW, ONE OF THE

BEST COURSE I HAD IN

CEMETERY WAS CALLED "

"TEXTUAL CRITICISM," WHERE

YOU CAN GET A COUPLE OF

TEXTS IN GREEKS AND YOU

CAN ALMOST BEGIN TO

UNDERSTAND WHICH ONES YOU

TRANSLATE.

BUT THERE ARE CHOICES THAT

TRANSLATORS HAVE.

AND KING JAMES COMES OUT

OF THE PROTECTOR RESEPTUS.

Wendy: BUT N.I.V.?

Pat: YES.

I BELIEVE THAT.

DURING THE RECESSION, MANY

STRONG BUSINESSES STRUGGLE

TO STAY AFLOAT, AND OTHERS

CLOSE THEIR DOORS, BUT

JOEL AND LISA FIGURED OUT

HOW TO KEEP THEIR COMPANY

GOING STRONG IN ANY

ECONOMY.

WATCH THIS.

Reporter: JOEL SMITH

HAS BEEN IN THE TOWING

BUSINESS FOR YEARS.

HE AND HIS BROTHER FOUNDED

A COMPANY THEY'RE FATHER

STARTED IN 1945.

JOEL GIVES GOD THE CREDIT

FOR THEIR LONGEVITY AND

SUCCESS.

I PROBABLY WON'T BE

HERE IF IT WASN'T FOR GOD.

GOD HAS ALWAYS TOOK CARE

OF US.

Reporter: HE AND HIS

WIFE, LISA, BELIEVE IT

GOES BACK TO A DECISION

THEY MADE AT NEWLYWEDS,

ALWAYS.

HE HAS NEVER FAILED US.

Reporter: EVEN

THROUGH THE UPS AND DOWNS

OF THE ECONOMY, THEY SAY

GOD SUSTAINED THE BUSINESS

BECAUSE THEY WERE FAITHFUL

TO GIVE.

MANY THINGS CAN HAPPEN

IN THIS BUSINESS -- WE'VE

EXPERIENCED IT.

BUT WE WERE WELL-BLESSED.

GOD WILL GIVE IT BACK TO

YOU IF YOU GIVE IT TO

SOMEONE, OR GIVE THEM

EITHER YOUR SERVICES, OR A

BREAK ON THE CHARGES.

Reporter: AS THE

COMPANY GREW, THE SMITHS

STARTED GIVING ABOVE THEIR

TITHES TO OTHER

MINISTRIES.

IN 1977, THEY BECAME CBN

PARTNERS.

I WAS A YOUNG MOTHER AT

HOME, AND I HAD THE TV ON,

AND PAT ROBERTSON WAS ON

WITH "THE 700 CLUB," AND

HE EXPLAINED ABOUT

PARTNERING WITH THEM.

Reporter: THEY'VE

BEEN GIVING TO CBN EVER

SINCE.

I JUST WANT TO HELP

OTHERS.

I WANT TO BE A PART OF

BROADCASTING TO THE WORLD

ABOUT JESUS.

Reporter: THEIR

TOWING COMPANY HAS GROWN

OVER THE YEARS FROM JUST A

FEW TRUCKS TO OVER 20,

WITH 13 EMPLOYEES.

IF YOU FEEL LIKE YOU'RE

GIVING SOMETHING TO

SOMEONE IN NEED, YOU'LL

MAKE IT BACK BEFORE YOU

TURN THE NEXT CORNER.

THERE IS AN

INTERNATIONAL PRINCIPLE,

AND IT IS REAP WHAT YOU

SOW, AND GIVE, AND IT

SHALL BE GIVEN UNTO YOU.

Pat: I LOVE PEOPLE

LIKE THAT, WHO REALLY LOVE

GOD, AND WHO LOVE THE

WORD, AND WHO ARE OBEDIENT

TO IT.

AND GOD SAYS, I'M GOING TO

LOVE YOU AND BLESS YOU.

IT IS WHAT HE SAID, PROVE

ME WITH TITHES AND

OFFERINGS THAT I WON'T

OPEN THE WINDOWS OF HEAVEN

AND POUR YOU OUT SUCH A

BLESSING YOU CAN'T CONTAIN

IT.

HERE IS A BLESSING, AND

ITS CALLED "THE

TRANSFORMING WORD."

WE'LL SEND IT TO YOU IF

YOU JOIN "THE 700 CLUB."

65 CENTS A DAY.

STARTING ON THE 1st OF

THE JEE YEAR, THEY HAD ME GET

TOGETHER WITH TERRY, AND

WE WERE TAL TALKING ABOUT

HEAVEN AND WHAT HEAVEN IS

LIKE.

AND WE'VE HAD SOME PEOPLE

WHO HAVE BEEN TO HEAVEN.

I HAD A NOTED CARDIOLOGIST

TALKING ABOUT HEAVEN.

THAT'S THE PREMIUM WE'RE

GOING TO OFFER NEXT YEAR.

AND IT IS FANTASTIC.

BUT THIS IS PEACE.

YOU CAN LISTEN TO THE

WORD.

THIS IS A D.V.D. OR A C.D.

Wendy: I'VE GOT IT IN

MY CAR.

GOT IT READY TO GO.

Pat: DOES IT BLESS

YOU?

Wendy: IT DOES,

BECAUSE NOT ONLY DRIVING

CAN BE STRESSFUL, BUT

PEOPLE ARE AFRAID RIGHT

NOW.

IF YOU LISTEN TO TOO MUCH

NEWS, CAN GET WORRIED.

BUT YOU PUT THAT ON AND

YOU HAVE A NICE VOICE AND

YOU HEAR THESE SCRIPTURES

ABOUT OVERCOMING FEAR AND

THE VOICE OF GOD, AND

BEFORE YOU KNOW IT, YOU'RE

NOT AFRAID OF ANYTHING.

ANY CAN DO ANYTHING.

Pat: FEAR NOT!

SO 65 CENTS A DAY, CALL

AND JOIN "THE 700 CLUB."

AND THEY TELL ME WE'VE GOT

SOMETHING COMING UP NEXT

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 1, AND

ITS CALL "GIVE-BACK

TUESDAY."

AND DOLLAR FOR DOLLAR, AS

PART OF "GIVE-BACK

TUESDAY," THE CAMPAIGN,

THIS IS YOUR OPPORTUNITY

TO GIVE BACK, AS A WAY TO

SAY THANKS FOR ALL OF THE

MANY BLESSINGS THAT YOU

HAVE.

I UNDERSTAND SOME PARTNERS

WILL MATCH WHAT YOU GIVE

DURING THAT SPECIAL DAY.

SO THERE IS A NUMBER

AVAILABLE, THE SAME

NUMBER.

YOU CAN LOG ON AND FIND

OUT ABOUT GIVE-BACK

TUESDAY.

Wendy: STILL AHEAD,

IT IS A CHRISTMAS

TRADITION MORE THAN A

THOUSAND YEARS OLD, AND IT

STARTS NEXT SUNDAY.

DISCOVER THE SYMBOLISM

BEHIND THE ADVENT WREATH,

AND HOW YOU AND YOUR

FAMILY CAN CELEBRATE THIS

SEASON.

Efrem: WELCOME BACK

BACK TO WASHINGTON FOR

THIS CBN NEWSBREAK.

ISIS HAS RELEASED 10 NEAR

ASSYRIAN HOSTAGES.

THEY WERE RELEASED ON

TUESDAY AND ARE ALL IN

GOOD CONDITION.

THE 10 WERE PART OF MORE

THAN 220 CHRISTIANS

CAPTURED BY ISIS AFTER IT

OVER RAN COMMUNITIES IN

NORTHEASTERN SYRIA.

AND TH IT WAS AS A RESULT OF

ONGOING EFFORTS BY THE

CHURCH IN ASSYRIAN.

A NEWBORN BABY IS THE

CENTER OF A MYSTERY AT A

CHRISTMAS NATIVITY SCENE

IN NEW YORK CITY.

THE POLICE ARE TRYING TO

FIND OUT WHO LEFT THE

NEWBORN AT THE CHURCH.

THE BABY WAS FOUND LYING

IN THE MANGER, WRAPPED IN

TOWELS AT THE HOLY CHILD

OF JESUS CHURCH.

NEW YORK LAW ALLOWS FOR

NEWBORNS TO BE DROPPED OFF

AT CHURCHES, HOSPITALS, OR

POLICE AND FIRE STATIONS,

BUT REQUIRES THE CHILD TO

BE LEFT WITH SOMEONE OR

FOR AUTHORITIES TO BE

IMMEDIATELY NOTIFIED.

THE BABY IS AT A LOCAL

HOSPITAL AND IN GOOD

CONDITION.

YOU CAN ALWAYS GET THE

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GOING TO OUR WEBSITE AT

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PAT AND WENDY WILL BE BACK

WITH MORE OF "THE 700

CLUB" AFTER THIS.

Wendy: FOR MANY

PEOPLE, THE PERIOD BETWEEN

THANKSGIVING AND CHRISTMAS

IS ALL ABOUT SHOPPING,

COOKING, EATING, AND

DECORATING.

WELL, FOR CHRISTIANS, IT

IS ALSO THE TIME KNOWN AS

ADVENT.

AND PAT'S DAUGHTER-IN-LAW,

LISA ROBERTSON, JOINED

TERRY IN OUR STUDIO TO

TALK ABOUT THE

SIGNIFICANCE OF THIS

SEASON, AND TO SHOW US HOW

TO MAKE THE CENTER PIECE

THAT IS AT THE HEART OF

IT, THE ADVENT WREATH.

TAKE A LOOK.

Terry: CHRISTMAS IS

ALMOST UPON US, AND IF

YOUR HOME IS LIKE MINE,

I'M ALWAYS THINKING OF

WAYS TO MAKE THE SEASON

REALLY MEANINGFUL.

AND LISA ROBERTSON IS

JOINING US NOW.

BECAUSE WE WANT TO TALK

ABOUT ADVENT.

SHARE A LITTLE BIT, LISA,

ABOUT WHAT ADVENT IS.

ADVENT IS THE SEASON IN

THE CHURCH CALENDAR THAT

BEGINS FOUR WEEKS BEFORE

CHRISTMAS.

IT IS A TIME OF

PREPARATION, AND IT IS THE

TIME OF TALKING ABOUT THE

COME OF THE CHRIST AS AN

INFANT IN THE MANGER, AND

ALSO WHEN HE COMES AGAIN

IN THE SECOND COMING IN

GLORY.

SO IT IS ALL ABOUT COMING

TOWARDS.

Terry: THIS IS A

REALLY SIGNIFICANT EVENT

IN YOUR HOME.

I'VE KNOWN YOU FOR YEARS,

AND I KNOW YOUR FAMILY

CELEBRATES THESE EACH DAY

IN THE FOUR WEEKS BEFORE

CHRISTMAS.

ONE OF THE THINGS I

LOVE ABOUT ADVENT IS

BECAUSE I FEEL IT IS GOD'S

GIVE TO US, BECAUSE IT IS

A TIME WHERE WE CAN PAUSE

AND REFLECT AND THINK

ABOUT WHAT CHRISTMAS

REALLY IS.

IT IS A LOT MORE THAN THE

CHAOS WE HAVE COME TO

EXPECT.

WE PUT THE WREATH ON OUR

KITCHEN TABLE, WHERE WE GO

THROUGH THE DEVOTIONAL,

AND WE LIGHT ONE CANDLE

THE FIRST WEEK, TWO

CANDLES THE SECOND WEEK,

AND WE REALLY LEARN ABOUT

IT.

Terry: BEFORE WE GO

TO THE CANDLES, LETS TALK

A LITTLE BIT ABOUT WHAT

THIS MEANS BECAUSE THIS

ISN'T JUST A PRETTY WREATH

YOU SET ON YOUR TABLE.

THERE ARE SYMBOLS TO ALL

OF THIS.

IT IS ALL VERY

SIGNIFICANT.

THE WREATH IS ROUND

BECAUSE IT SYMBOLIZES

ETERNAL LIFE.

IT IS GREEN BECAUSE THAT

IS ALSO AN IMAGE OF

ETERNAL LIFE.

WE HAVE HOLLY BERRIES IN

IT BECAUSE THE RED BERRIES

INDICATE AND REMIND US OF

THE BLOOD CHRIST SHED FOR

US.

AND IT IS IN THE SHAPE OF

A CROWN, LIKE THE CROWN OF

THE THORNS.

Terry: SOME OF THIS

YOU GOT OUT OF YOUR YARD,

AND SOME OF IT YOU ADDED

ON TO IT?

YES.

SOME YEARS I HAVE HIGH

HYDRANGES.

Terry: IT IS

BEAUTIFUL.

BUT THE SIGNIFICANCE ISN'T

THE SIZE OR THE BEAUTY OF

THE WREATH, BUT THE

MESSAGE BEHIND IT.

AND THAT COMES OUR WAY

THROUGH THE LIGHTING OF

THE CANDLES EACH WEEK.

TALK ABOUT THE COLOR OF

THE CANDLES AND WHAT THAT

MEANS.

THE COLOR OF THE CANDLE

IS PURPLE, AND IT

REPRESENTS THE ROYALTY OF

CHRIST.

PURPLE IS A ROYAL COLOR.

AND IT IS ALSO THE COLOR

OF REPENTANCE.

AND ONE OF THE THINGS THAT

IS IMPORTANT IS NOT ONLY

TO CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS AND

TO PREPARE OUR HEARTS, BUT

TO REALLY THINK ABOUT THE

THINGS IN OUR LIVES, AND

TO REFLECT AND ASK THE

LORD TO HELP US TO BECOME

MORE WHO HE WANTS US TO

BE.

THE THIRD REASON PURPLE IS

IMPORTANT IS BECAUSE ONE

OF THE SYMBOLS OF ADVENT

IS LIGHT.

AND RIGHT BEFORE THE SUN

COMES UP, YOU'LL HAVE A

PURPLE SKY.

IT IS A PROCLAMATION OF

THE SUN THAT IS JUST ABOUT

TO RISE.

I THINK THAT IS VERY

SIGNIFICANT.

THE PURPLE WOULD BE

PROCLAIMING CHRIST COMING.

THE PINK IS -- SOME OF IT

CALL IT THE MERRY CANDLE.

IT CAN BE CALLED JOY.

THERE IS A PAS TAG PASSAGE IN THE

BIBLE ABOUT JESUS BEING

THE ROSE OF SHARING.

AND THE LAST ONE YOU LIGHT

REPRESENTS THE PURITY OF

CHRIST.

Terry: YOU SAY THIS

IS THE LAST ONE THAT YOU

LIGHT.

SO EACH OF THESE -- YOU

BEGIN WHERE?

YOU BEGINNING -- THE

FOUR WEEKS BEFORE

CHRISTMAS, YOU BEGIN WITH

A PURPLE CANDLE.

I WOULD PUT A WREATH ON

THE TABLE, AND WE WOULD

SIT DOWN AT DINNER TIME

AND WE WOULD LIGHT ONE

PURPLE CANDLE FOR THE

ENTIRE WEEK.

THE FIRST WEEK WE TALK

ABOUT THE PROPHECIES, AND

THERE ARE OVER 400

PROPHECIES IN THE OLD

TESTAMENT PROCLAIMING THE

COMING OF CHRIST.

SO WE WOULD PREPARE OUR

HEARTS FOR THE COMING OF

CHRIST.

AND THE SECOND WEEK WE

WOULD LIGHT TWO PURPLE

CANDLES, AND LIGHT TWO

CANDLES FOR THE ENTIRE

SECOND WEEKMENT AND WE

WOULD READ ABOUT THE HOPE

THAT IS IN CHRIST.

THE THIRD WEEK WE LIGHT

THE PINK CANDLE, THE JOY

CANDLE, AND WE TALK ABOUT

THE JOY OF THE LORD AND

THE JOY CHRIST BRINGS US.

AND THE FOURTH WEEK WE

LIGHT THE FOURTH CANDLE

AND LEARN ABOUT WITHIN.

WORSHIP.

WE THINK OF WORSHIP AS

SOMETHING YOU DO IN

CHURCH, AND WORSHIP IS A

WAY WE SHOULD LIVE.

WE LEARN ABOUT WORSHIPPING

THE LORD IN VERY SIMPLE

AND INTIMATE WAYS.

Terry: AND ON

CHRISTMAS MORNING, YOU

WOULD LIGHT ALL OF

THESE --

ALL OF THESE AND THE

CHRIST CANDLE.

SOMETIMES WE LIGHT THE

CHRIST CANDLE ON CHRISTMAS

EVE.

AND BY THEN YOU HAVE A

WREATH THAT IS FILLED WITH

LIGHT.

AND THAT'S REPRESENTATIVE

OF THE LIGHT OF CHRIST

THAT COMES INTO THE WORLD.

Terry: THIS BECOMES A

PAUSE IN YOUR DAY, A

MOMENT OF FAMILY SPENT

TOGETHER, FOCUSED ON WHAT

THE SEASON IS ALL ABOUT.

YOU PUT TOGETHER A GREAT

LITTLE ADVENT BOOK THAT

HAS DAILY DEVOTIONS THAT

PEOPLE CAN FOLLOW EACH

DAY.

SO YOU DON'T EVEN HAVE TO

THINK UP THIS STUFF.

LISA HAS DONE THE WORK FOR

YOU.

IN 50 SECONDS OR LESS.

Terry: AND IT HAS

ALWAYS GOT SOME ADVICE

HERE ON HOW YOU CAN PUT A

SIMPLER WREATH TOGETHER,

IF YOU WOULD LIKE.

AND THIS WREATH CAN BE OF

YOUR OWN CREATION.

BUT WHAT IS REALLY

IMPORTANT IS THE FAMILY

TIME SPENT TOGETHER

FOCUSING ON THE CHRISTMAS

MESSAGE AND ANTICIPATING

CELEBRATING THE COMING OF

CHRIST.

LISA, THANK YOU.

I LOVE THE MESSAGE THIS

BRINGS, THE MESSAGE OF

HOPE AND CELEBRATION.

THANK YOU.

MERRY CHRISTMAS.

Terry: AND TO YOU,

TOO.

AND TO YOU.

WE'LL BE BACK WITH MORE

AFTER THIS.

Wendy: WELL,

CHRISTMAS IS ONLY FOUR

WEEKS AWAY, AND HAVE I GOT

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I DON'T KNOW WHAT IT IS

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BOYS, THEY JUST LOVE THEM.

Pat: THEY LOVE THEM.

AND TO HAVE REAL

CHARACTERS THAT THEY CAN

HAVE BATTLES WITH AND THEY

CAN SLAY THE GIANT, AND

THEY CAN TEAR DOWN THE

WALLS OF JERICHO.

IT WILL BE FUN.

THAT'S NICE.

Wendy: I HAVE A

5-YEAR-OLD NEPHEW IN CHARL

CHARLOTTESVILLE, AND HE

WOULD GO NUTS.

I HOPE HE'S NOT WATCHING

THIS BECAUSE HE'S GOING TO

GET THIS.

Pat: DAVID AND HIS

WIFE TOOK A SNOW SKIING

VACATION TO WHISTLER,

CANADA, TO CELEBRATE THEIR

FIFTH ANNIVERSARY.

DAVID IS A MACHO GUY AND

HE LOOKED AT THE SKI JUMPS

AND HE THOUGHT, WHY NOT?

AND THEN HE TOOK OFF ON

HIS SKIES AND LIVED TO

REGRET IT.

WE'RE AT WHISTLER

MOUNTAIN, ON THE SKI

SLOPES THERE.

AND I DECIDED I WANTED TO

GET THIS JUMP.

AND I HIT THE JUMP AND I

WAS GOING PRETTY FAST.

TOO FAST.

SO I HIT THE SNOW AND

KNOCKED THE WIND RIGHT OUT

OF ME.

BUT ON THE WAY, WHEN I

CAME DOWN, I PLANTED THIS

POLE AND IT THREW MY LEFT

SHOULDER BACK, WHICH TORE

MY MUSCLES AND ROTATOR

CUFF AND EVERYTHING.

AND I WAS IN PAIN.

THE X-RAYS SHOWED THAT

THAT PART OF THE ROTATOR

CUFF HAD BEEN DAMAGED.

I WAS FRUSTRATED MORE THAN

ANYTHING ELSE.

IT REALLY FRUSTRATED ME

BECAUSE I WASN'T ABLE TO

DO THE THINGS THAT I

ALWAYS HAVE DONE.

SO IT HAD BEEN THREE

MONTHS SINCE THE ACCIDENT.

MY WIFE AND I ALWAYS WATCH

"THE 700 CLUB," AND GORDON

COMES ON WITH A WORD OF

KNOWLEDGE AND SAYS, THERE

IS SOMEBODY THERE THAT HAS

A SHOULDER INJURY.

Gordon: THERE IS

SOMEONE, YOU HEARD THE

REPORT OF THE SHOULDER

BEING HEALED, AND YOU'RE

SAYING, PLEASE SAY LEFT

SHOULDER.

SO YOU'RE PRAYER HAS BEEN

ANSWERED.

LEFT SHOULDER, BE HEALED

NOW.

WHAT YOU COULDN'T DO

BEFORE, DO IT NOW.

BEGIN MOVING THAT

SHOULDER.

AND REALIZE ALL OF THAT

PAIN IS GONE, AND GOD IS

ABLE TO RESTORE IT.

HE IS EVEN ABLE TO RESTORE

ANY KIND OF TEAR.

WHEN HE SAID THE LORD

IS HEARING YOU, I SAID, I

RECEIVE IT IN JESUS' NAME.

AND THAT'S WHEN THINGS

STARTED TO HAPPEN.

THE NEXT DAY I WOKE UP AND

IT WAS A LITTLE BIT

BETTER.

I COULD RAISE MY ARM UP A

LITTLE HIGHER.

I STARTED REALIZING EVERY

DAY THAT I WAS JUST DOING

THINGS.

AND I NOTICED THAT I WAS

ABLE TO LIFT MY HANDS UP.

I'M RAISING MY ARMS UP.

I'M PRAISING GOD DURING

WORSHIP.

AND I FIGURED IF I COULD

DO THIS, AND I COULD LIFT

BOXES AND I COULD MOVE

THINGS, I WAS HEALED.

FOR GOD TO TAKE TIME TO

TOUCH ME AND TO BRING

HEALING TO MY SHOULDER, IS

AN INCREDIBLE, INCREDIBLE

THING.

HE CARES FOR US.

GOD CARES FOR US.

Pat: HE CARES FOR

YOU.

NOW, HERE IS SOMEBODY,

GWENDOLYN, WHO LIVES IN

ONTARIO.

SHE HAD A MAMMOGRAM.

HER DOCTOR CALLED WITH THE

RESULTS, AND THERE WAS A

DARK MASS.

HE WANTED MORE DETAIL TO

DETERMINE THE DEPTH OF IT.

SHE CALLED "THE 700 CLUB"

FOR PRAYER.

THEN SHE WENT FOR A SECOND

MAMMOGRAM, AND GUESS WHAT?

THE MASS HAD DISSOLVED.

IT VANISHED.

Wendy: PRAISE THE

LORD.

YYOLANDA FROM ROUND ROCK

TEXAS, HAS A 15-YEAR-OLD

DAUGHTER.

HER DAUGHTER HAD AN M.R.I.

TO CONFIRM SHE HAD

BLEEDING ON THE LEFT SIDE

OF HER BRAIN.

THE DOCTORS WERE UNSURE AS

TO THE CAUSE OF THE

BLEEDING.

YOLANDA CALLED "THE 700

CLUB" FOR PRAYER, WHEN HER

DAUGHTER HAD A FOLLOWUP

M.R.I., IT SHOWED THAT THE

BLEEDING HAD STOPPED.

BOTH MOM AND DAUGHTER ARE

PRAISING GOD AND GIVING

HIM THE GLORY.

PRAISE GOD.

Pat: WE'RE GOING TO

PRAY FOR PEOPLE NOW.

AS WE COME INTO THIS

THANKSGIVING TIME, A TIME

FOR GIVING THANKS, WE GIVE

THANKS FOR YOU.

RIGHT NOW THERE ARE PEOPLE

SUFFERING, IN HOSPITAL

BEDS AND WATCHING THIS

PROGRAM RIGHT NOW.

LORD, IN JESUS' NAME

TOUCH.

WENDY, YOU HAVE SOMETHING?

Wendy: YEAH.

THERE IS A LADY IN -- I

THINK YOU HAVE A REALLY

BAD MIGRAINE.

YOU FEEL BAD ALL OVER AND

YOU'RE ON THE COUCH.

YOU'RE, LIKE, GOD, I'VE

GOT TO GET UP AND START

THE THANKSGIVING

PREPARATIONS.

THE LORD IS HEARING YOUR

CRY AND HE IS TOUCHING YOU

RIGHT NOW.

RECEIVE YOUR HEALING.

Pat: LET THE PEACE OF

GOD COME UPON ALL OF YOU

RIGHT NOW.

MAY THE PEACE OF GOD THAT

SURPASSES ALL

UNDERSTANDING, KEEP YOUR

HEARTS AND MIND IN CHRIST

JESUS.

AMEN.

Wendy: AMEN.

Pat: TODAY'S POWER

MINUTE IS FROM PSALM 136:

"GIVE THANKS TO THE LORD

FOR HE IS GOOD.

HIS LOVE ENDURES FOREVER."

TOMORROW, CELEBRATE

THANKSGIVING WITH "THE 700

CLUB."

WE'LL MEET THE HERO OF

PLYMOUTH ROCK AND TAKE A

BEHIND-THE-SCENES TOUR OF

THE MACY'S PARADE.

SEE YOU THEN.

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