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700 Club Interactive - God’s Not Dead - March 30, 2016

Producer of “God’s Not Dead 2” David A.R. White shares about the film, and what’s new in Christian movies. Read Transcript


I'M NOT GOING TO BE

AFRAID TO SAY THE NAME

GIZES.

Andrew: HIS LAST

MOVIE WAS SEEN BY MORE

THAN 50 MILLION PEOPLE.

WE'RE GOING TO PROVE

ONCE AND FOR ALL THAT GOD

IS DEAD.

HE SHARES WHAT IS NEW

IN THE WORLD OF CHRISTIAN

MOVIES AND WHY GOD IS

STILL NOT DEAD ON TODAY'S

"700 CLUB INTERACTIVE."

GOOD MORNING, AND WELCOME

TO THE SHOW.

FAITH-BASED FILMS ARE

RIDING A WAVE OF SUCCESS

IN HOLLYWOOD AND AT THE

BOX OFFICE, PROVING THAT

PEOPLE OF FAITH ARE HUNGRY

FOR FILMS THAT SPEAK TO

BOTH OF HEART AND THE

SOUL.

Terry: MORE THAN HALF

OF AMERICANS SAY THEY WANT

MORE MOVIES WITH CHRISTIAN

VALUES.

WHEN "GOD'S NOT DEAD" WAS

RELEASED IN 2014, IT

BECAME AN INSTANT

BLOCKBUSTER.

TOLD THE STORY OF A

COLLEGE STUDENT WHO STOOD

UP TO HIS AGNOSTIC

PROFESSOR, AND NOW IN THIS

SEQUEL, AND AVERAGE

TEACHER IS THE HERO.

TAKE A LOOK.

I HATE WHAT PEOPLE LIKE

YOUR CLIENTS STAND FOR.

WE'RE GOING THE PROVE

ONCE AND FOR THAT GOD IS

DEAD.

I GAVE AN HONEST ANSWER

TO A STUDENT'S QUESTION,

AND I'M NOT GOING TO BE

AFRAID TO SAY THE NAME

JESUS.

THEY WANT TO MAKE AN

EXAMPLE OF YOU.

I WOULD RATHER STAND

WITH GOD AND BE JUDGED BY

THE WORLD THAN STAND WITH

THE WORLD AND BE JUDGED BY

GOD.

GOD BLESS YOU.

BE CAREFUL, YOU MAY END

UP THE ONE ON TRIAL.

* GOD'S NOT DEAD

Andrew: JOINING US

NOW IS DAVID A.R. WHITE,

WHO IS THE PRODUCER AND

ACTOR IN "GOD'S NOT DEAD

2."

THANK YOU FOR HAVING

ME.

I APPRECIATE IT.

Andrew: DID YOU

EXPECT IT TO BE AS

SUCCESSFUL AS IT WAS?

NO, OF COURSE NOT.

I FIND -- I KIND OF THINK

OF IT AS YOU PLANT A

LITTLE SEED AND IT IS

AMAZING TO SEE WHAT THE

LORD DOES WITH IT.

KIND OF LIKE THE LOAVES OF

BREAD, HE JUST EXPANDED

IT.

AND WE'RE JUST PROUD AND

HONORED TO BE PART OF IT.

Andrew: AT WHAT POINT

DID YOU KNOW THERE WAS

GOING TO BE A "GOD'S NOT

DEAD 2?"

TELL US ABOUT THE PLOT.

A TEACHER INADVERTENTLY

ANSWERS A QUESTION ABOUT

JESUS IN THE CLASSROOM,

AND SHE IS SUED FOR HER

FAITH.

THIS TAKES US OUT OF THE

CLASSROOM AND INTO THE

PUBLIC SQUARE OF BASICALLY

DEFENDING HER FAITH.

AND WHO JESUS CHRIST IS,

AND IS HE HER MESSIAH.

IT TAKES A LOOK AT THE

RELIGIOUS LIBERTIES AND

FREEDOMS KIND OF BEING

TAKEN AWAY IN OUR COUNTRY

RIGHT NOW.

Andrew: WHEN YOU WERE

MAKING THE FIRST "GOD'S

NOT DEAD," THAT THERE

WOULD BE A SECOND ONE?

WERE DID NOT KNOW THAT.

BUT IF WE WERE GOING TO DO

THREE, THE FIRST WOULD BE

THE EXISTENCE OF GOD, THE

SECOND WOULD BE ABOUT

JESUS, WHO HE IS, THE SON

OF GOD, AND THE THIRD

WOULD BE THE BIBLE.

Andrew: MELISSA JOAN

HART STARS, AND SHE WAS

THE LEAD IN THE TEENAGED

WITCH.

TELL US ABOUT THAT.

THAT'S AWESOME.

SHE HAS BEEN COMING OUT

MORE ABOUT HI HER FAITH, AND

THAT'S WHAT DREW HER TO

THIS PROJECT.

HE LOVES THE "GOD'S NOT

DEAD" BRAND, AND WANTS TO

BE PART OF FUTURE ONES.

IT IS AN AMAZING THING,

GETTING TO KNOW HER, AND

SHE IS AMAZING IN THE

MOVIE.

Andrew: THE FILM

COMES OUT APRIL 1 -- WHICH

IS APRIL FOOLS DAY --

AND IT IS NATIONAL

ATHEIST DAY.

Andrew: AND SOME

PEOPLE DON'T EVEN KNOW

ABOUT THAT.

THE ATHEISTS WERE

SAYING THEY WANTED A

HOLIDAY, AND I DON'T KNOW

HOW THEY GOT APRIL FOOL'S

DAY TO BE THEIR HOLIDAY.

IT WASN'T PLANNED.

THERE IS A LOT OF -- WE

HAVE A BUSY EASTER SEASON

RIGHT NOW IN THE BOX

OFFICE, AND SO YOU SET A

RELEASE DATE ABOUT A YEAR

IN ADVANCE, AND THE POWERS

THAT BE THAT PUT IT HERE.

Andrew: AND YOUR

CAREER IS DEVOTED TO

PRODUCING CHRISTIAN FILMS,

DISTRIBUTING THEM, AND

YOU'RE ACTING.

HAVE YOU ALWAYS BEEN A

CHRISTIAN?

I HAVE.

MY FATHER WAS A MENNONITE

PASTOR OUTSIDE OF DODGE

CITY, KANSAS.

AT AN EARLY AGE, WORKING

ON THE FARM, I HAD A

PASSION FOR THE LORD.

I HAD A PASSION FOR THE

ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY,

AND TO USE MY GIFTS AND MY

TALENTS IN THAT INDUSTRY.

AND SO I MOVED TO

LOS ANGELES.

I WAS 19 YEARS OLD, AND

WITHOUT KNOWING ANYBODY, I

JUST JUMPED IN.

IT HAS BEEN AN AMAZING,

OBVIOUSLY, PATH TO SEE

WHERE THE LORD TAKES YOU.

I'M A FIRM BELIEVER IF YOU

FOLLOW GOD'S DREAM FOR

YOURLIFER YOYOUR LIFE, YOU WILL NOT

FAIL.

Andrew: SO YOU FELT A

CALLING EARLY ON?

WELL, YES -- BUT NOT

NECESSARILY.

I DON'T LIKE TO SAY THAT.

MY FATHER HAD A CALL TO

THE MINISTRY, AND PASTORS

AND MINISTERS FEEL THE

CALLING.

I BELIEVE I WAS FOLLOWING

THE DREAM HE HAD PUT IN MY

HEART, AND GOD HAS A WAY,

WHEN WE BEND OUR KNEE

BEFORE HIM, AND WE SAY,

LORD, YOU TAKE MY LIFE, HE

USES IT FOR HIS PURPOSE,

FOR HIS DWOALS.

GOALS.

AND I THINK THAT'S WHAT HE

DID WITH MY LIFE AND IS

DOING WITH MY LIFE.

IT IS A DAILY COMMITMENT

TO THE LORD.

THERE ARE SO MANY

DIFFERENT CHOICES YOU CAN

MAKE DURING THE PAY.

Andrew: YOU'VE BEEN

ABLE TO TAKE YOUR TALENTS

AND DEVOTE THOSE TALENTS

TO GOD.

THAT'S A WONDERFUL THING.

AT THE END OF "GOD'S NOT

DEAD 2," I UNDERSTAND

THERE IS A SURPRISE.

SHHHHH.

IT'S A SURPRISE.

Andrew: WE'LL TELL A

FEW PEOPLE.

IT IS AT THE END OF THE

CREDIT ROLL, AND THERE IS

A LITTLE EASTER EGG, MAYBE

OR MAYBE NOT, IS THERE

GOING TO A "GOD'S NOT DEAD

3."

Andrew: WHAT IS NEXT

FOR YOU?

THERE ARE A FEW FILMS

WE'RE DOING IN THE

THEATRICAL YEAR.

WE HAVE A COUPLE OF FILMS

IN THE SCRIPT-WRITING

PROCESS, AND I JUST

FINISHED A SHOW CALLED

"HITTING THE BRAKES," 10

EPISODES OF A SITCOM.

AND THAT WAS A LOT OF FUN.

AND I HAVE A BOOK COMING

OUT LATER THIS YEAR.

Andrew: YOU'RE A BUSY

GUY.

THREE CHILDREN?

THREE CHILDREN, THREE,

SIX, AND NINE.

I HAVEN'T SLEPT IN 10

YEARS.

Andrew: THANKS FOR

BEING HERE.

IF YOU WANT TO SEE "GOD'S

NOT DEAD 2," IT OPENS IN

THEATERS NATIONWIDE ON

APRIL 1st.

TERRY, OVER TO YOU.

Terry: THE STORY OF A

KNOW-IT-ALL ATHEIST.

I WAS LIVING LIFE

BETTER THAN A LOT OF

CHRISTIANS.

I WASN'T SLEEPING AROUND,

I WASN'T DOING DRUGS, I

WASN'T DRINKING.

Terry: SEE HOW THIS

INTELLECTUAL CHANGED HER

MIND RIGHT AFTER THIS.

Terry: WHEN JORDAN

MONJI WAS A MIDDLE

SCHOOLER, SHE TRIED TO GET

"UNDER GOD," TAKEN OUT OF

THE "PLEDGE OF

ALLEGIANCE".

JORDAN WAS SMART, AND

EVERYONE KNEW IT.

AS AN ATHEIST, SHE USED

HER BRAIN TO ATTACK

CHRISTIANITY, AND THEN

WHILE IN COLLEGE, JORDAN

REALIZED SHE STILL HAD A

LOT TO LEARN.

ONE OF THE HARDEST

THINGS AS AN ATHEIST IS

THAT ALL OF THESE VALUES,

WHY AM I IMPORTANT

PROCEEDING WHY SHOULD

PEOPLE CARE ABOUT ME?

, A LOA LOT OF THOSE THINGS COME

FROM YOUR OWN PERFORMANCE.

Reporter: AS THE

DAUGHTER OF TWO ATHEISTS,

JORDAN FELT SHE HAD A LOT

TO PROVE.

YOU HAVE TO UNDERSTAND

MY FAMILY IS VERY

COMPETITIVE.

THERE HAS ALWAYS BEEN A

HIGH PRIORITY ON BEING THE

BEST.

SO MUCH OF MY IDENTITY WAS

FOUNDED ON I'M THE

SMARTEST ONE IN THE ROOM.

I'M NOT THE PRETTIEST OR

THE MOST ATHLETIC, BUT I'M

THE SMARTEST.

Reporter: AT 11 YEARS

OLD, JORDAN DECIDED THERE

WAS NO GOD AND BEGAN

OPENLY CHALLENGING HER

CHRISTIAN CLASSMATES.

I WOULD BRING THE BIBLE

TO SCHOOL AND SHOW THEM

WHERE ALL OF THE

CONTRADICTIONS WERE AND

SAY, TELL ME WHY THIS IS

NOT A CONTRADICTION AND

THEY COULDN'T REALLY DO

IT.

Reporter: BUT IN HIGH

SCHOOL, SHE STARTED TO SEE

A CONTRADICTION IN HER OWN

BELIEFS.

SHE CONSIDERED HERSELF A

GOOD PERSON, BUT THAT

RAISED A QUESTION SHE

COULDN'T ANSWER.

WHERE DOES MORALITY COME

FROM IF NOT FROM GOD?

WHY IS SOMETHING RIGHT

OR WRONG?

IF I DON'T BELIEVE IN A

GOD, THEN WHERE ARE THESE

THINGS COMING FROM?

I ASKED ALL OF THESE

PEOPLE AND NOBODY COULD

GIVE ME AN ANSWER.

I SAID, I'M GOING TO WAIT

UNTIL COLLEGE DAYS BEFORE

I ASK THOSE QUESTIONS,

WHEN I CAN GET INTO A GOOD

SCHOOL.

THAT WORKED OUT WELL

BECAUSE I GOT INTO

HARVARD.

Reporter: THERE SHE

QUICKLY DISCOVERED SHE WAS

NOT LONGER A AT THE TOP OF

THE CLASS.

NOW BEING SURROUNDED BY

PEOPLE WHERE I'M NOT

LONGER THE SMARTEST PERSON

IN THE ROOM 95% OF THE

TIME, IT MAKES YOU WONDER

WHO REALLY AM I AND WHAT

MAKES ME VALUABLE?

Reporter: AS JORDAN

BEGAN TO QUESTION HER

WORTH, SHE BECAME FRIENDS

WITH JOSEPH PORTER, A

CHRISTIAN CONSERVATIVE WHO

GAVE HER EVEN MORE

QUESTIONS TO THINK ABOUT.

YOU START PRESSING,

WHERE DOES YOUR MORALITY

COME FROM?

WHY DO YOU BELIEVE IN IT?

YOU'RE SAYING IT EMERGES

FROM NOWHERE?

I STARTED SEEING MAYBE

THERE ARE THESE CRACKS IN

MY OWN INTELLECTUAL

FRAMEWORK.

Reporter: SHE

ENROLLED IN AN ETHICS

CLASS, HOPING SHE WOULD

FIND ANSWERS, BUT SHE WAS

ASSIGNED AN ESSAY BY C.S.

LEWIS.

C.S. LEWIS ESSENTIALLY

SAYS GOD IS GOODNESS.

GOD IS THE GOD, AND OUR

LIVES ARE GOOD WHEN WE

STRIVE TO IMITATE GOD.

IT WAS MIND-BLOWING.

Reporter: JORDAN

WANTED TO EXPLORE THIS

IDEA FURTHER, SO SHE

DECIDED TO READ THE BIBLE

AGAIN.

THIS TIME SHE WOULD TRY TO

UNDERSTAND IT, NOT

CRITIQUE IT.

AND WHEN SHE READ JESUS'

SERMON ON THE MOUND MOUNT, SHE

WAS STRUCK BY WHAT HE SAID

MANY.

AS AN ATHEIST, I WAS

LIVING A LIFE BETTER THAN

A LOT OF CHRISTIANS WERE.

I WASN'T SLEEPING AROUND.

I WASN'T DOING DRUGS.

I WASN'T DRINKING.

I WAS A GOOD STUDENT.

SO IT WAS VERY EASY FOR ME

TO THINK OF MYSELF AS A

GOOD PERSON.

IT WAS ONLY WHEN I WENT

BACK TOWARDS JESUS THAT I

SAW, NO, YOU'RE AN ANGRY

PERSON.

YOU MAY NOT BE SLEEPING

AROUND, BUT YOU

EXPERIENCED LUST.

YOU ARE VERY ARROGANT.

YOU THINK TOO HIGHLY OF

YOURSELF.

SEEING THOSE THINGS MADE

ME REALIZE I WASN'T REALLY

A GOOD PERSON.

MAYBE THERE IS SOME TRUTH

HERE I HAVEN'T FIGURED OUT

YET.

MAYBE I DON'T KNOW THE

BEST WAY TO RUN MY LIFE.

Reporter: JORDAN KEPT

READING UNTIL SHE CAME TO

JOHN 19.

I HAD FINALLY MADE IT

TO THE CRUCIFIXION SCENE.

AND AS I WAS READING IT, I

HAD THIS MOMENT WHERE I

JUST SAID, NO, ASHLAND,

NO.

Reporter: FOR YEARS

JORDAN BELIEVED THAT THE

LION, THE WITCH, AND THE

WARDROBE WAS JUST THE

STORY.

BUT NOW AS SHE READ OF

JESUS' CRUCIFIXION, SHE

REALIZED HER FAVORITE TALE

FROM NARNIA WAS MORE THAN

JUST FICTION.

AT THE HEAD OF THE STORY

WAS JESUS.

AND SHE WAS JUST LIKE

EDMUND, ARROGANT BUT

REDEEMED.

IT JUST IMMEDIATELY

CLICKED.

LIKE I AM EDMUND, AND

JESUS IS ASHLAND, AND HE

IS DYING FOR MY SAKE.

SEEING IT NOW WITH ME IN

THE STORY, WHICH IS A

TOTALLY NEW WAY OF LOOKING

AT IT, REALIZING KIND OF

MY OWN SINFULNESS IN THAT

MOMENT, AND MY OWN NEED

FOR HEALING FROM THAT SIN.

SIN,

MADE ALL OF THE DIFFERENCE

IN HOW I READ IT.

I STARTED CRYING REALLY

THINKING ABOUT ASHLAND,

AND THINKING ABOUT JESUS

THROUGH THAT PROCESS,

REALIZING IN THAT MOMENT

THAT YOU'RE EDMUND, IS TO

REALIZE I'M POWERLESS.

I NEED HELP.

I RECOGNIZED MY OWN

INCURABLE NEED FOR

FORGIVENESS THAT COULD

ONLY COME FROM JESUS

CHRIST.

Reporter: STILL, THAT

WASN'T ENOUGH TO BREAK

JORDAN'S DEEPLY ROOTED

NEED FOR INTELLECTUAL

EVIDENCE OF GOD.

SO SHE POURED OVER EVERY

SCIENTIFIC ARGUMENT,

ANALYZED EVERY PROMINENT

RELIGION, AND ALL OF THE

EVIDENCE POINTED HER BACK

TO JESUS CHRIST.

ONE OF THE THINGS THAT

HELPED ME THE MOST TO

ELIMINATE MY PRIDE WAS

HAVING TO ADMIT I HAD BEEN

WRONG ALL OF THOSE YEARS

AS AN ATHEIST.

Reporter: ULTIMATELY,

IT CAME DOWN TO A PROFOUND

YET SIMPLE TRUTH.

AS I THOUGHT ABOUT WHAT

LOVE REALLY WAS, I COULD

SEE HOW JESUS' DEATH ON

THE CROSS WAS THE PERFECT

EMBODIMENT OF THAT.

GOD IS LOVE AND GOD IS

TRUTH.

SO GOD IS GOODNESS.

IT WAS AT THAT POINT WHEN

I REALIZED, IF I WANT TO

TRY THIS CHRISTIANITY

BUSINESS, I CAN'T DO IT

HALF-HEARTEDLY.

I HAVE TO BE FULLY

COMMITTED.

Reporter: ON

APRIL 12, 2009, JORDAN

GAVE HER LIFE TO JESUS.

SINCE THEN SHE HAS GROWN

EVEN STRONGER IN HER

FAITH.

SHE GRADUATED FROM HARVARD

IN 2012, RECENTLY MARRIED,

AND IS CURRENTLY PURSUING

A DOCTORAL DEGREE AT

FULLER THEOLOGICAL

SEMINARY.

BUT SHE SAYS NONE OF THAT

DETERMINES HER VALUE.

WHAT IS MAN THAT GOD IS

MINDFUL OF HIM?

WHAT AM I THAT I HAVE

VALUE?

SO LONG MY VALUE HAD COME

FROM THE THINGS THAT I HAD

DONE.

SO MOVING TO A FRAMEWORK

WHERE INSTEAD THE REASON I

KNEW I WAS VALUABLE WAS

BECAUSE CHRIST HAD DIED

FOR ME, THAT HE LOVED ME

REGARDLESS OF WHAT I WOULD

EVER DO, IT IS IMMENSELY

FREEING.

Terry: BOY, JORDAN

BRINGS TO US THE TRUTH

THAT IS SOMETIMES HARD TO

UNDERSTAND BECAUSE WE'RE

RAISED TO BE SO

PERFORMANCE-ORIENTED.

BUT THE BIBLE SAYS THAT

THERE IS NONE WHO ARE

RIGHTEOUS.

NO, NOT ONE.

NOT ONE.

AND THAT'S THE REASON THAT

JESUS CAME.

SEE, YOU CAN'T GET GOOD

ENOUGH.

YOU CAN'T CLEAN YOUR LIFE

UP, EVEN IF YOU'RE

SOMEBODY WHO IS LIVING A

BASICALLY GOOD LIFE.

THE INTENTIONS IN YOUR

HEART, THE REASONS THAT

YOU DO THINGS, THE CHOICES

THAT YOU MAKE ARE SO OFTEN

WHAT JORDAN CONFRONTED IN

HERSELF.

THEY'RE SELFISH,

SELF-CENTERED,

SELF-MOTIVATED, EVEN IF IT

IS JUST TO FEEL GOOD ABOUT

YOUR GOODNESS.

AND GOD SAYS I AM SO MUCH

MORE THAN THAT.

I DON'T LOVE YOU BECAUSE

OF WHAT YOU DO.

I LOVE YOU BECAUSE YOU'RE

MINE.

YOU'RE MINE.

WILL YOU RECEIVE THAT?

WILL YOU LOVE ME BACK?

I FIND THERE THE GREAT

MIRACLE, THAT THE CREATOR

OF THE UNIVERSE, THE ONE

WHO HUNG THE STARS IN THE

HEAVEN AND NAMED EACH ONE,

THE ONE WHO CREATED

EVERYTHING THAT WE SEE AND

TOUCH AND KNOW, WANTS A

RELATIONSHIP WITH YOU AND

WITH ME, EVEN THOUGH WE

ARE SINNERS.

HE SAYS, I'LL TAKE CARE OF

THAT SIN THING, BUT, HE

SAYS, YOU HAVE TO

ACKNOWLEDGE THIS: I AM THE

GREAT I AM.

I AM FORGIVENESS.

I AM LOVE.

I AM GOODNESS.

YOU ARE NOT, BUT I AM AND

I'M GOING TO PUT THAT IN

YOU THROUGH MY HOLY SPIRIT

IF YOU'LL RECEIVE IT.

SO TODAY, WILL YOU COME

FACE TO FACE WITH THAT

TRUTH AS WE'RE TALKING

ABOUT FILM THAT PRESENTS

THE REALITY OF WHO IS GOD?

WHO AM I?

WHY DO I WANT HIM?

WHY DOES HE WANT ME?

WHAT WILL YOU DO WITH THE

CHOICE SET BEFORE YOU NOW?

YOU SEE, IT THE "T" IN THE

ROAD.

YOU HAVE TO TURN RIGHT OR

YOU HAVE TO TURN LEFT, AND

EVERY ONE OF US APPROACH

IT AT SOME TIME.

I WANT TO ENCOURAGE YOU TO

TAKE YOUR SAVIOR UP ON HIS

OFFER TO REDEEM YOU

BECAUSE HE HAS THE POWER,

HE IS THE KINDNESS AND HE

IS THE LOVE THAT CAN DO

THAT.

YOU CAN'T DO IT ON YOUR

OWN.

WE'RE ALL IN NEED.

YOU KNOW WHEN JESUS TALKED

ABOUT THE VINE AND THE

BRANCHES, HE SAID, I AM

THE VINE, YOU ARE THE

BRANCHES; APART FROM ME

YOU CAN DO NOTHING.

NOTHING THAT MATTERS.

WE ARE THE SONS AND

DAUGHTERS OF THE LIVING

GOD, TO LOVE HIM, TO BE

LOVED BY HIM, AND TO SPEND

ETERNITY WITH HIM.

OH, DON'T MISS YOUR

OPPORTUNITY TO DO THAT.

IT IS BELIEVING.

IT IS SAYING, I KNOW WHO

YOU ARE AND I SAY YES TO

YOUR INVITATION.

COME INTO MY HEART.

FORGIVE MY SIN.

TOUCH AND CHANGE ME.

FILL ME WITH YOUR HOLY

SPIRIT SO THAT I HAVE THAT

POWER OF LOVE AND

FORGIVENESS AND KINDNESS

AND GOODNESS IN MY HEART.

ASK HIM, JUST ASK HIM.

IT IS HIS PLAN AND PURPOSE

FOR YOUR LIFE.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO PRAY

WITH SOMEBODY ABOUT THAT,

THERE IS OUR TOLL-FREE

NUMBER COMING UP ON THE

SCREEN: 1-888-777-1999.

Andrew: STILL TO

COME, A CARETAKER WHO WAS

SLOWLY LOSING HER SIGHT.

I THOUGHT IT WOULD JUST

PASS AT FIRST, BUT IT KEPT

HAPPENING OVER AND OVER

AND OVER AGAIN.

Andrew: WE'RE GOING

TO FIND OUT WHAT OPENED

HER EYES WHEN WE COME

BACK.

STAY WITH US.

Andrew: SANDRA CRUZ

ALWAYS HAD GREAT VISION,

AND THAT'S NOT ACCORDING

TO HER.

THAT'S ACCORDING TO HER

EYE DOCTOR.

ONE DAY SANDRA'S EYESIGHT

STARTED GETTING WORSE, AND

THERE WAS NOTHING SHE

COULD DO TO STOP IT.

UNTIL SHE GOT A CRYSTAL

CLEAR MESSAGE WHILE

WATCHING TELEVISION.

I BEGAN TO FEEL LIKE

THERE WAS SOME KIND OF A

CLOUDINESS THAT WAS JUST

INTERFERING WITH MY

ABILITY TO READ RELATIVELY

EASILY.

IT FELT ALMOST LIKE YOU'RE

LOOKING THROUGH A DIRTY

WINDOW.

KNOW MATTER HOW MUCH YOU

TRY TO CLEAN, IT WASN'T

GOING TO BE COMPLETELY

CLEAN.

I EVEN PUT WARM WASH

CLOTHS ON MY EYES,

THINKING THAT WOULD HELP.

IT DIDN'T MATTER.

IT JUST DIDN'T SEEM TO

HELP.

I WAS BECOMING A LITTLE

DISCOURAGED WITH THAT.

I THOUGHT IT WOULD JUST

PAS APASS AT FIRST, BUT IT KEPT

HAPPENING OVER AND OVER

AND OVER AGAIN.

MY HUSBAND HAD A STROKE,

AND HE HAS BEEN NEEDING MY

CARE.

IT IS EXTREMELY DIFFICULT

FOR HIM.

SO WHEN WE WOULD HAVE OUR

PRAYER TIME AND DEVOTIONAL

TIME, I TOOK IT UPON

MYSELF, OF COURSE, TO READ

TO HIM.

IT FELT LIKE I WAS GETTING

ROBBED OF THOSE NICE

MOMENTS WITH MY HUSBAND.

I JUST SAID, LORD, I DON'T

KNOW WHAT ELSE TO DO.

I REALLY NEED YOU TO TOUCH

ME.

WE WERE WATCHING "THE 700

CLUB," AND TERRY MEEUWSEN

HAD A WORD OF KNOWLEDGE,

SAYING...

Terry: THERE IS

SOMEONE ELSE WITH AN EYE

ISSUE.

YOU'LL KNOW IT YOU BECAUSE

YOU HAVE KIND OF A FOG IN

YOUR EYE.

PLACE YOUR HANDS ON YOUR

EYES AS JESUS HEALS YOUR

EYES COMPLETELY.

I SAID, I'M GOING TO

CLAIM THAT.

IT'S NOT LIKE I FELT

ANYTHING OR SOME WARMTH

CAME OVER ME, BUT I JUST

KNEW THAT I KNEW IT WAS

GOD.

THE NEXT DAY I WOKE UP AND

I WAS SO CRYSTAL CLEAR.

I SAID, I WANT TO SEE WHAT

THIS DAY HOLDS.

I WENT THROUGH THE DAY AND

NO CLOUDINESS.

HE SAW HOW MUCH THAT MEANT

TO ME, NOT JUST TO ME, BUT

TO MY HUSBAND.

WHO HEALS ALL YOUR

DISEASES, WHO REDEEMS YOUR

LIFE FROM DESTRUCTION, WHO

CROWNS YOU WITH LOVING

KINDNESS AND TENDER

MERCIES.

I AM EXTREMELY THANKFUL TO

THE LORD FOR THIS

STEADFAST LOVE, HIS

MERCIES THAT NEVER COME TO

AN END.

WE SOMETIMES THINK GOD

ONLY WANTS TO HEAR THE BIG

STUFF.

I CAN TESTIFY THAT IS NOT

TRUE.

HE WANTS TO HEAR EVEN THE

SMALL THINGS.

Andrew: WE REJOICE IN

SANDRA'S HEALING BROUGHT

ABOUT BY THAT WORD OF

KNOWLEDGE TERRY MEEUWSEN

HAD.

WE WANT TO PRAY FOR YOU

HERE NOW.

WE HAVE RECEIVED SOME

PRAYER REQUESTS.

CHRISTIAN HAS WRITTEN US,

"PLEASE PRAY FOR MY

GRANDPA, MIKE.

HE WAS RECENTLY DIAGNOSED

WITH CANCER.

MY FAMILY AND I ARE ASKING

FOR HEALING IN THIS ENTIRE

BODY."

AND ROSA WRITES, "PRAY FOR

MY NEPHEW.

HE WAS ADMITTED LAST NIGHT

INTO THE HOSPITAL.

HIS GALLBLADDER HAS ROTTED

AND HE IS VERY SICK.

HE IS NOT A CHRISTIAN, SO

PRAYING HE FINDS CHRIST

THROUGH THIS."

EMMA WRITES, "PLEASE PRAY

FOR MY MOM.

WE JUST FOUND OUT SHE HAS

BREAST CANCER."

IF YOU NEED PRAYER, PRAY

WITH TERRY AND I RIGHT

NOW.

WE KNOW THERE ARE MANY,

MANY PEOPLE WATCHING WHO

HAVE VERY SERIOUS NEEDS

AND WE INVITE YOU TO PRAY

WITH US NOW.

FATHER GOD, YOU HEAR THE

CRIES OF THE HEART, THOSE

UNSPOKEN AND THOSE THAT

HAVE WRITTEN US, ASKING

FOR PRAYER.

WE LIFT UP THESE PRAYERS

FOR HEALING FROM CANCER,

FATHER.

FOR FATHERS, FOR MOTHERS,

FOR GRANDPARENTS, SISTERS

AND BROTHERS AND SONS AND

DAUGHTERS, WHO ARE

BATTLING CANCER, LORD GOD,

VARIOUS TYPES.

WE'VE HEARD A SPECIFIC

REQUEST HER FOR BREAST

CANCER, LORD.

FATHER, IN THE NAME OF

JESUS, WE BIND AND REBUKE

CANCER IN JESUS' NAME.

WE REBUKE IT.

AND FROM HEAD TO TOE WE

SPEAK THE HEALING OF JESUS

CHRIST AND COMMAND CANCER

TO FLEE IN JESUS' NAME.

TERRY?

Terry: FATHER, WE

LIFT UP ROSA'S NEPHEW TO

YOU.

LORD, HIS GALLBLADDER IS

DECEIVED, AND ONLY THE

HAND OF YOU, GOD, THE ONE

WHO CREATED HIM AND KNOWS

HIM INSIDE AND OUT, CAN

TOUCH AND CHANGE THAT.

WOULD YOU CREATIVELY TOUCH

HIS BODY IN EVERY WAY?

AND, GOD, ALONG THE WAY IN

THE PROCESS, WILL YOU

TEACH HIM ABOUT WHO YOU

ARE SO HE CAN KNOW YOU AND

SPEND ETERNITY WITH YOU.

THANK YOU, GOD FOR YOUR

HEALING TOUCH, THANK YOU

FOR LOVING US SO MUCH.

WE BLESS YOUR NAME TODAY,

LORD, IN JESUS' NAME.

AMEN.

Andrew: AMEN.

Terry: IF YOU HAVE A

PRAYER NEED, YOU CAN

ALWAYS CALL AND THERE IS

SOMEONE HERE TO PRAY FOR

YOU.

CALL THE TOLL-FREE NUMBER,

1-888-777-1999.

> LESS THAN 3% OF THE

POPULATION IN INDIA ARE

CHRISTIANS.

BELIEVERS THERE ARE OFTEN

TREATED AS THE LOWEST OF

THE LOW.

WELL, ONE HARD-WORKING

FAMILY HAD STRUGGLED TO

GET BY UNTIL CBN BECAME

THE ANSWER TO THEIR

PRAYERS.

Reporter: PASTOR

BELLGUARD WORKED PART-TIME

ON A DAIRY FARM IN

NORTHERN INDIA.

HE BARELY MADE ENOUGH

MONEY TO PROVIDE FOR HIS

WIFE AND TWO SONS.

MANY TIMES THEY HAD TO BEG

FOR FOOD.

HIS 9-YEAR-OLD SON KNEW

THEY DESPERATELY NEEDED

HELP.

WE COULDN'T BE AT

SCHOOL.

WE WOULD BORROW CLOTHES

AND WEAR THEM TO SCOO. AND TO SCHOOL.

AND WE NEVER HAD ENOUGH TO

EAT.

WE USED TO SIT DOWN AND

PRAY TOGETHER.

WE HAD HOPE ONE DAY GOD

WOULD DELIVER US FROM OUR

STRUGGLES AND ANSWER OUR

PRAYERS.

Terry: A LOCAL

MINISTER WHO PARTNERS WITH

CBN TOLD US ABOUT

BELLGUARD'S NEED.

SINCE HE HAD THE SKILLS TO

RUN A DAIRY FARM, WE GAVE

HIM 10 COWS AND A STABLE.

WHEN I SAW THE COWS FOR

THE FIRST TIME, I WAS VERY

HAPPY.

I RAN TO THE STABLE, WHERE

THE COWS WERE.

I COULDN'T CONTROL MYSELF.

Terry: ARPAN LOVED

THAT THE FARM WAS NAMED

AFTER HIM.

TODAY IT PRODUCES

400 GALLONS OF MILK EACH

MONTH.

BELLGUARD HIRED WORKERS

FROM HIS COMMUNITY, AND HE

IS USING SOME OF THE

PROFITS TO BUILD A BIGGER

CHURCH AND SUPPORT OTHER

LOCAL PASTORS.

NOW I'M ABLE TO FEED MY

FAMILY AND TAKE CARE OF

ALL OF THEIR NEEDS.

MY SONS ARE ABLE TO PAY

THEIR SCHOOL FEES AND BY

THEIR SCHOOL BOOKS AND

SUPPLIES.

THIS IS REALLY A

MIRACLE FROM JESUS.

WE ARE VERY HAPPY WE ARE

ABLE TO DRINK THREE OR

FOUR GLASSES OF MILK EVERY

DAY.

I WANT TO THANK YOU,

ALL OF YOU, WHO HELPED US

BY GIVING US THE COWS.

Terry: WHAT ARPAN

SAYS IS TRUE, THIS IS A

MIRACLE FROM JESUS.

AND GOD USED YOU TO

PROVIDE THAT MIRACLE, IF

YOU'RE A "700 CLUB"

MEMBER.

IF YOU'RE NOT, JOIN WITH

US.

YOU CAN TOUCH THE WORLD

WITH YOUR KINDNESS AND

GENEROSITY.

CALL NOW, 65 CENTS A DAY,

$20 A MONTH MAKES YOU A

"700 CLUB" MEMBER.

Andrew: WE LEAVE YOU

TODAY WITH THIS WONDERFUL

PROMISE FROM REVELATION,

1, 17 THROUGH 18: "DON'T

BE AFRAID, I'M THE FIRST

AND THE LAST.

I AM THE LIVING ONE.

I DIED, BUT, LOOK, I'M

ALIVE FOREVER AND EVER.

HOLD ON TO THAT PROMISE

TODAY.

THE HOLY SPIRIT LONGS TO

BE IN YOUR HEART AND GIVE

YOU STRENGTH.

FOR TERRY MEEUWSEN, I'M

ANDREW KNOX, AND WE'LL SEE

YOU NEXT

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