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700 Club Interactive - The Daniel Prayer - June 22, 2016

Anne Graham Lotz shares how the Daniel prayer can move mountains and change nations. Read Transcript


Andrew: THE WOMAN

BILLY GRAHAM CALLS THE

BEST PREACHER IN THE

FAMILY.

ANN GRAHAM LOTTS TAKES US

THROUGH THE DANIEL PRAYER.

ON TODAY'S "700 CLUB

INTERACTIVE."

HI, AND WELCOME TO THE

SHOW.

EVEN IF YOU DIDN'T GROW UP

IN CHURCH, YOU HAVE

PROBABLY HEARD THE STORY

OF DANIEL AND THE LION'S

DEN.

DO YOU REMEMBER WHY HE

ENDED UP THERE?

IT WAS BECAUSE HE PRAYED.

ON TODAY'S SHOW, ANN

GRAHAM LOTTS SHEDS SOME

LIGHT ON WHAT DANIEL WAS

PRAYING FOR, AND HOW THAT

SAME PRAYER CAN HELP US

TODAY.

ANN GRAHAM LOTTS HAS BEEN

PROCLAIMING GOD'S WORD

AROUND THE WORLD FOR 30

YEARS.

SHE HAS BEEN CALLED THE

BEST PREACHER IN THE

FAMILY, BY HER BELOVED

FATHER, BILLY GRAHAM.

WHO HAS PREACHED TO MORE

PEOPLE THAN ANYONE IN

HISTORY.

LIKE HER DAD, ANN IS ALSO

A BEST-SELLING AUTHOR.

AND HER SIGNATURE EVENTS

"JUST GIVE ME JESUS,"

DRAWS HUNDREDS OF

THOUSANDS OF ATTENDEES.

SHE OUTLINES THE PRAYER OF

THE BIBLICAL PROPHET

DANIEL, AND TEACHES YOU

HOW TO PRAY EEIVEL AFFECTIVELY

FOR YOURSELF, YOUR FAMILY

AND THIS NATION.

Andrew: ANN GRAHAM

LOTTS JOINS YOU NOW.

WELCOME TO THE PROGRAM.

THANK YOU, ANDREW.

Andrew: I LOVED YOUR

BOOK.

ONE OF MY FRIENDS, WHEN

THEY FIRST READ IT, SAID,

I CAN DO THIS, AND I

THOUGHT, GOOD.

Andrew: WE KNOW WE

CAN PRAY ANY TIME, WE CAN

PRAY ANYWHERE.

MY MOTHER CALLED IT

PRAYING ON THE HOOF.

Andrew: YOU POINTED

OUT THAT DANIEL TOOK IT TO

A NEW LEVEL.

THE DANIEL PRAYER,

WHICH IS DANIEL 9, WHICH

WAS A SET ASIDE PRAYER.

IT WASN'T JUST SOMETHING

YOU WOULD PRAYED WHILE YOU

ARE GROCERY SHOPPING OR

CAR-POOLING OR RUNNING AND

A TREADMILL.

THE DANIEL PRAYER IS A

DESPERATE CRY TO GOD FOR

HIS MERCY, FOR HIS GRACE,

HOLDING GOD TO HIS WORD.

DANIEL SAYS HE TURNED INTO

THE LORD GOD, IMPLYING

THAT HE TURNED AWAY FROM

EVERYTHING ELSE.

I THINK THERE NEEDS TO BE

TIME IN OUR LIVES WHEN WE

DRAW ASIDE AND WE TURN TO

GOD AND PUT OUT THE

INTERRUPTIONS, THE

DISTRACTIONS, THE E-MAILS,

THE PHONE CALLS, THE

CHILDREN, THE DOGS, AND

TURN TO GOD AND GIVE HIM

OUR FULL ATTENTION.

Andrew: WHY DO YOU

THINK WE'RE SOMETIMES

PRONE NOT TO DO THAT?

WE UNDERSTAND PRAYER IS AN

IMPORTANT PART OF MY LIFE,

BUT WE NEGLECT IT.

WHY DO WE DO IT?

FOR MYSELF -- I JUST

SPEAK FOR MYSELF, BUT WHEN

I'M BUSY.

WE SUCCUMB TO THE URGENT

THINGS, THE THINGS WE HAVE

TO DO, AND SOMETIMES WE

SET ASIDE THE MOST

IMPORTANT THINGS.

AND SOMETIMES WITH JUST

DON'T KNOW EXACTLY HOW TO

PRAY.

PRAYER IN MY LIFE -- CAN I

TELL YOU -- I'M JUST BEING

HONEST -- IT'S A STRUGGLE.

I'M NOT A PRAYER.

Andrew: THAT WOULD

SURPRISE PEOPLE BECAUSE

YOUR BILLY GRAHAM'S

DAUGHTER.

I PRAY BECAUSE I KNOW I

NEED GOD, BUT I'M NOT A

PRAYER WARRIOR.

I CONSTANTLY STRUGGLE WITH

CONTENT AND CONCENTRATION.

ABOUT THREE YEARS, WHEN I

GOT OFF THE ROAD TO SPEND

TIME TAKING CARE OF MY

HUB, AND I PRAY AND I HAVE

WOMEN WHO PRAY FOR ME, BUT

ABOUT THREE YEARS AGO GOD

BEGAN TO PUT ON MY HEART A

HEAVY BURDEN TO PRAY LIKE

DANIEL DID.

I KNOW IT IS A BURDEN THAT

COMES FROM GOD BECAUSE IT

IS JUST NOT ME.

SO TO HAVE A MORE SERIOUS,

INTENSE, PASSIONATE

PRAYER, NOT ONLY FOR THE

NATION, BUT OTHER THINGS

THAT WE GO THROUGH

PERSONALLY -- I PRAYED THE

KIND OF PRAYER THAT DANIEL

PRAYED MYSELF, IN TIMES OF

DESPERATION.

IT IS NOT THE WORDS OF THE

PRAYER, BUT THE PATTERN IN

THIS PRAYER WORKS.

GOD ANSWERED DANIEL'S

PRAYER IN A DRAMATIC WAY.

AND GOD IS STILL GOD AND

HE STILL HEARS AND ANSWERS

PRAYERS.

Andrew: DID GOD DO

SOMETHING IN YOUR LIFE,

BEFORE YOU PRAYED FOR EVEN

THE NATION, HE WANTED TO

DO SOME WORK IN YOUR LIFE?

THAT WAS SEVERAL YEARS

AGO, WHEN I WAS PREPARING

FOR A SERIES OF MESSAGES.

AND SO I SET ASIDE TIME TO

PREPARE THE MESSAGES, AND

I GOT NOTHING.

SO I THOUGHT, I JUST NEED

A GOOD NIGHT SLEEP.

I WENT TO BED.

GOT UP THE NEXT MORNING,

AND NOTHING.

I SAID, GOD, I'VE GOT TO

DO THIS NOW.

I'VE GOT PEOPLE WHO ARE

COMING AND PAID MONEY, AND

I'VE GOT NOTHING.

AND GOD SAID, I DON'T WANT

TO TALK ABOUT MESSAGES.

I WANT TO TALK ABOUT YOU.

HE WAS CONVICTING ME OF

SIN AFTER SIN AFTER SIN,

THAT I DIDN'T KNOW -- I

WAS IN MINISTRY, AND IT

WAS THERE TO LEAD A

SEMINAR TO HELP OTHER

PEOPLE, BUT HE WAS SHOWING

ME THE SIN IN MY LIFE.

I WROTE DOWN SOME OF MY

SINS AND SOME OF YOURS,

AND MIXED THEM UP AND PUT

THEM IN THE BOOK, SO

NOBODY COULD KNOW WHO'S

WAS WHO'S.

AND AFTER THAT PERIOD, THE

LORD LET ME KNOW HE WAS

FINISHED.

Andrew: YOU DIDN'T

START OFF THAT WAY, AND

HERE YOU ARE BY THE END

SAYING, MAYBE THERE IS

MORE?

THAT'S RIGHT.

AND HE GAVE ME ENOUGH SO I

PREPARED THE SEMINAR.

I BELIEVE THE KEY TO

REVIVAL IS REPENTANCE OF

SIN.

AND REPENTANCE IS A GIFT

FROM GOD.

WE CAN SAY WHAT WE'LL

REPENT FOR, BUT GOD HAS TO

BRING UPON US A CONVICTION

OF SIN THAT IS SO DEEP

THAT WE CRY OUT TO HIM AND

WE TURN TO HIM, AND WE ASK

HIM TO CLEANSE US FIRST.

IT TAKES A LOT OF COURAGE,

ACTUALLY, BECAUSE WHAT HE

SHOWS US IS SO MUCH

DIFFERENT THAN THE IMAGE

THAT WE HAVE OF OURSELVES.

IT TAKES A LOT OF COURAGE

TO SEE OURSELVES THROUGH

HIS EYES, BUT WHEN YOU DO

AND YOU RECEIVE THE

CLEANSING, THEN, FOR ME, I

FELT LIKE I HAD A BATH

INSIDE.

WHEN DANIEL PRAYS, HE

PRAYS WITH PLURAL

PRONOUNCE.

HE SAYS, WE HAVE SINNED.

WE ARE COVERED WITH SHAME.

WE HAVE BROUGHT SHAME ON

YOUR NAME.

WE NEED TO LOOK AT

OURSELVES FIRST BECAUSE

THERE IS A LOT OF SIN IN

THE CAMP, AS JOSHUA WOULD

SAY.

A LOT OF SIN THAT WE NEED

TO TURN FROM BEFORE GOD

WILL HEAR OUR PRAYER AND

FORGIVE OUR SIN AND HEAL

OUR LAND.

Andrew: WHAT IS THIS

VERSE "REVERSE THUNDER."

WHERE WE PRAY GOD'S

WORD BACK TO HIM.

IN DANIEL 9, HE SAID HE

WAS READING THE BOOK OF

JEREMIAH, AND HE CAME

ACROSS THE PROMISE, "AFTER

70 YEARS I'LL BRING YOU

BACK," GOD SAID "IF YOU

SEEK ME WITH ALL OF YOUR

HEART."

SO WHEN WE GO THROUGH A

DISASTER OR A CRISIS, OR

NOW WE LOOK AT OUR NATION,

TO BASE OUR PRAYERS NOT ON

WHAT WE HOPE FOR OR

THINK -- WE CLAIM GOD'S

PROMISE BACK TO HIM AND IT

IS REVERSING THE THUNDER.

AND GOD HEARS PRAYER.

THE GOD OF DANIEL IS OUR

GOD.

HE IS A PRAYER-HEARING,

PRAYER-ANSWERING,

MIRACLE-WORKING GOD.

Andrew: YOU HAVE A

VERY SPECIAL DAD, BILLY

GRAHAM.

AND WHAT ABOUT PRAYER DID

YOU LEARN FROM HIM?

I LOVE TO HEAR MY DADDY

PRAY NOW.

BUT TO BE HONEST, IT WAS

MY MOTHER WHO TAUGHT ME

THE MOST ABOUT PRAYER.

WHEN I WENT TO BED AT

NIGHT, MY ROOM WAS OVER

HERS, AND I WOULD GO

DOWNSTAIRS, AND SHE WOULD

BE ON HER KNEES IN PRAYER.

I GOT UP IN THE MORNING,

SHE WAS AT HER DESK

READING HER BIBLE.

MY MOTHER WAS A WOMAN OF

PRAYER.

AND MY DADDY WAS A MAN OF

PRAYER, BUT I JUST DIDN'T

CATCH HIM AS MUCH AS MY

MOTHER.

Andrew: WE HAVE THIS

RELATIONSHIP WITH SOCIETY

THAT, AS YOU SAID, WE SEE

A LOT OF THINGS WE MAY NOT

APPROVE OF OR THAT

CONCERNS US BUT HOW DO WE

SHOW THE LOVE OF GOD?

I THINK ONE OF THE

THINGS THAT MAYBE AMERICAN

CHRISTIANS NEED TO LET GO

OF IN A SENSE -- AND I

HAVE TO BE CAREFUL -- BUT

OUR KINGDOM IS NOT OF THIS

WORLD.

OUR CITIZENSHIP IS IN

HEAVEN.

AND FOR A LONG TIME TO BE

AMERICAN WAS TO BE

CHRISTIAN AND IT WAS ALL

WRAPPED UP TOGETHER.

AND NOW THERE HAS COME A

SEPARATION.

AND I THINK WE HAVE TO

REMEMBER WE'RE AMBASSADORS

OF JESUS CHRIST.

THAT FIRST AND FOREMOST,

OUR RESPONSIBILITY IS TO

SHARE THE LOVE OF GOD.

BUT IT IS NOT LOVING,

ANDREW, NOT TO SPEAK THE

TRUTH.

SO WHEN WE SPEAK THE TRUTH

AND WE GET SLAMMED FOR IT,

AND THEY ACCUSE US OF

BEING UNLOVING,

INTOLERANT, BUT THAT'S

ACTUALLY JUST THEIR SPIN

ON SOMETHING BECAUSE THEY

DIDN'T LIKE WHAT THEY

HEARD.

BUT TO SPEAK THE TRUTH,

THE BIBLE SAYS THAT THE

TRUTH IS WHAT SETS YOU

FREE.

NOT ALL OF THE SPIN.

SO WE NEED TO SPEAK THE

TRUTH IN LOVE, AND KNOW

THAT GOD LOVES SINNERS.

SO REGARDLESS OF WHAT THE

SIN IS, HOW MUCH THEY

PRACTICE IT, WHAT THEIR

LIFESTYLE IS, GOD LOVES

SINNERS, AND THAT'S WHY HE

SENT JESUS TO DIE, TO TAKE

AWAY OUR SIN, SO THAT WE

MIGHT BE RECONCILED WITH

GOD AND HAVE THE HOPE OF

HEAVEN.

Andrew: AND A

WONDERFUL PART OF YOUR

BOOK IS WE'RE REMINDED OF

THE POWER OF PRAYER.

SOMETIMES WHEN WE DON'T

KNOW WHAT TO DO OUR SAY,

SPEND TIME AT THE FEET OF

JESUS IN PRAYER.

IT MAKES A TREMENDOUS

DIFFERENCE.

IT REALLY DOES.

AND COUPLED WITH PRAYER IS

GOD'S WORD.

I NEVER GO INTO PRAYER

WITHOUT TAKING MY BIBLE

WITH ME.

I WANT TO HEAR WHAT IS ON

HIS HEART.

IN PRAYER, I SPEAK TO HIM

AND I SHARE WHAT IS ON MY

HEART.

IT IS A CONVERSATION.

WE HAVE ALL OF THESE

INTERACTIVE THINGS TODAY,

AND PRAYER SHOULD BE

INTERACTIVE WITH GOD.

HE SPEAKS THROUGH HIS

WORD, AND WE SPEAK TO HIM

IN PRAYER.

AND GOD HAS THINGS ON HIS

HEART.

IF YOU DON'T SPEND TIME

WITH HIM, YOU WON'T KNOW

WHAT IS ON HIS HEART.

I THINK HE HAS A LOT OF

THINGS HE WANTS TO

COMMUNICATE TO US, AS WELL

AS THINGS WE WANT TO SAY

TO HIM.

I LOVE TO WALK WITH GOD TO

THE POINT THAT I GET A

SENSE OF WHAT'S ON HIS

HARD.

RIGHT NOW I'M AFRAID THAT

JUDGMENT IS ON HIS HEART

BECAUSE OF WHAT IS GOING

ON.

BUT I KNOW SALVATION FROM

JUDGMENT IS EQUALLY ON HIS

HEART.

HE IS WANTING US TO BE

SAVED FROM THE JUDGMENT

THAT IS COMING, BUT WE

NEED TO CRY OUT TO HIM.

Andrew: I THANK YOU

SO MUCH FOR THE BOOK.

IT IS WONDERFUL.

THANK YOU.

Andrew: IF YOU'RE

TROUBLED BY THE DIRECTION

THIS COUNTRY IS GOING, YOU

DON'T HAVE TO STAND BY

HOPELESSLY.

IMAGINE WHAT WOULD HAPPEN

IF WE ALL PRAYED LIKE

DANIEL.

FOR A COUPLE OF HER BOOK,

"THE DANIEL PRAYER," IS

AVAILABLE.

> I HAD A REAL ENCOUNTER

WITH JESUS.

I WAS SO IN LOVE WITH GOD,

THAT I FELL OUT OF LOVE

WITH THE LIFE-STYLE WAS

LIVING.

Andrew: HEAR HOW THIS

LGBT EVANGELIST IS

Andrew: HERE IS A

QUESTION FOR YOU: ARE

PEOPLE, AS LADY GAGA'S

SONG SAYS, BORN THIS WAY?

OR CAN THEY CHANGE THEIR

ORIENTATION.

CAGEN WESLEY SAYS LEAVING

HIS LGBT LIFESTYLE WASN'T

ABOUT GIVING SOMETHING UP.

IT WAS ABOUT GAINING

SOMETHING.

I REMEMBER MY MOM AND

DAD FIGHTING, AND THAT LED

TO A COURTHOUSE, AND I

FOUND OUT MY FAMILY WAS

GETTING DIVORCED.

THAT'S WHEN CONFUSION WAS

INSERTED INTO MY LIFE.

TO EXPEDITE THAT

CONFUSION, I WENT TO A

BIRTHDAY PARTY AND THAT'S

WHERE MY LIFE WAS FOREVER

CHANGED.

I WAS IN FOURTH GRADE, AND

IT WAS JUST A REGULAR BOY

BIRTHDAY PARTY.

I WAS EXPECTING GAMES AND

HIDE AND GO SEEK --

WHATEVER YOU'RE SUPPOSED

TO DO AT A NORMAL

SLEEPOVER AT A YOUNG

CHILD.

WE DID ALL OF THAT.

WE PLAYED BASKETBALL

OUTSIDE.

AND THEN IT GOT LATE, AND

THAT'S WHEN I WAS RAPED

AND MOLESTED BY SEVERAL

MEN.

I REMEMBER THOSE OLDER MEN

HOLDING ME DOWN AND

TEACHING MY PEERS WHAT TO

DO.

I REMEMBER AFTER THE MEN

WERE FINISHED WITH ME, I

WENT OUTSIDE AND I WAS

PHYSICALLY HURTING AND

EMOTIONALLY HURTING, NOT

KNOWING WHERE TO GO OR WHO

TO GO TO.

AND IF I WENT TO SOMEBODY,

WHAT WAS I GOING TO SAY?

AND IF I TOLD THEM, WOULD

THEY EVEN BELIEVE ME?

I DIDN'T THINK TO TELL MY

PARENTS BECAUSE I WAS SO

SCARED THAT SOMEHOW

FINGERS WOULD HAVE BEEN

POINTED AT ME.

THIS MUST BE MY FAULT.

SO I BURIED IT IN THE BACK

OF MY BRAIN, SUPPRESSED IT

IN MY SOUL, AS I LOOKED AT

THE STARS, CRYING,

WONDERING WHY THIS

HAPPENED.

I RAN TO SUBSTANCE.

I RAN TO ALCOHOL, DRUGS,

RELATIONSHIPS, POPULARITY,

BEING A BULLY, JUST

ANYTHING I COULD DO TO

TAKE MY MIND OFF THE

SITUATION.

I WOULD WAKE UP IN SWEAT

AND SCREAMING OF JUST THAT

EVENT REPLAYING IN MY

DREAMS.

SO I DIDN'T SEE THE OLDER

GUYS OFTEN.

SOMETIMES AT BASKETBALL

GAMES AND THINGS LIKE

THAT.

BUT MY PEERS -- I ENDED UP

HAVING A RELATIONSHIP WITH

THEM FROM FOURTH GRADE,

FIFTH GRADE, SIXTH GRADE.

I WAS REALLY TWISTED TO

THE POINT WHERE ANYTHING

AND EVERYTHING WENT.

WHATEVER DRUG, WHATEVER

DRINK, OR WHATEVER, A

DUDE, A GIRL.

I FOUND MYSELF JUST TRYING

TO FIND ANYTHING AND

EVERYTHING TO SATISFY THE

CRY IN MY SOUL.

I DON'T KNOW IF YOU WOULD

CONSIDER THAT BISEXUAL,

HOMOSEXUAL, NOT REALLY

SURE WHAT KIND OF LABEL

WITH COULD PUT ON THAT,

OTHER THAN DESPERATE.

I REALLY DIDN'T KNOW IF

GOD WAS EVEN REAL.

I HAD A DESIRE FOR HIM IN

A SENSE, BUT I DIDN'T KNOW

HOW TO FIND HIM.

MY FAMILY WENT TO

CHURCH FOR THE CHRISTMAS

SERVICE AND THE EASTER

BUNNY SERVICE, BUT I

DIDN'T KNOW MUCH OF JESUS.

THERE WAS THAT QUESTION

OF, GOD, IF YOU'RE REAL,

WHY DID THIS HAPPEN?

WHEN MY MOM INVITED ME TO

GO TO A BETTY JAMES

CONCERT, I REMEMBER

SITTING IN THE FOURTH ROW,

AND I WAS WATCHING THE

PEOPLE ON STAGE SING AND

DANCE AND GIVE GOD ALL

THEY'VE GOT.

AND THEY WERE WEARING

LEATHER PANTS AND THEY

LOVED GOD AND THEY WERE

SAVED.

I WAS, LIKE, THIS IS A

REALLY RAD PLACE.

AND WHEN THEY WERE SINGING

AND GIVING GOD GLORY, I

REALIZED IT WASN'T A

PERFORMANCE, BUT THAT IT

WAS SOMETHING PERSONAL FOR

THEM.

I SAID THIS IN MY HEART,

GOD, IF YOU DID THIS FOR

THEM, WOULD YOU DO IT FOR

ME?

AND IT WAS AN

UNFORGETTABLE MOMENT.

I WALKED UP TO THE ALTER,

AND I DIDN'T REALLY KNOW

WHAT TO DO OR WHAT TO SAY.

I JUST KNEW THAT I NEEDED

JESUS TO DO FOR ME WHAT I

CANNOT DO FOR MYSELF.

AND I LIFTED MY HANDS AND

I LIFTED MY HEART.

AND IT WAS LIKE THIS LOVE

HIT MY LIFE, AND I BEGAN

TO CRY.

AND I HAD A REAL ENCOUNTER

WITH JESUS.

AND THAT'S WHEN I STARTED

TO FALL IN LOVE WITH HIM.

EDDIE JAMES CAME UP TO ME

AFTER THAT CHURCH SERVICE,

WHERE I HAD THAT MOMENT

WITH JESUS, AND HE SAID, I

WANT TO GIVE YOU THE

OPPORTUNITY TO COME ON THE

ROAD WITH ME, TO TRAVEL

WITH ME.

HE GAVE ME TWO WEEKS TO

MAKE A DECISION TO GO ON

THE ROAD.

AND IT WAS THROUGH HIS

MINISTRY WHERE I LEARNED

ABOUT THE LORD.

I DON'T EVEN KNOW IF I WAS

CONVERTED OR COMPLETELY

SAVED BEFORE I WENT TO BE

IN FULL-TIME MINISTRY.

I WENT JUST TO FIND OUT

WHO THE LORD WAS.

AND THROUGH FINDING HIM

OUT, I FELL IN LOVE WITH

HIM.

AS I FELL IN LOVE WITH

HIM, HE HEALED MY HEART

AND STARTED TO RESTORE MY

SOUL, AND LITERALLY LOVED

ME BACK TO LIFE.

I FELL SO IN LOVE WITH GOD

THAT I FELL OUT OF LOVE

WITH THE LIFESTYLE I WAS

LIVING.

I WAS ABLE TO FORGIVE

THOSE WHO HURT ME WHEN I

REALIZED THAT THEY WERE

HURT AS WELL.

WHEN I REALIZED THAT IT

WAS NOT PERSONAL.

IT WAS SPIRITUAL.

YOU KNOW, SOMETIMES WE

LIKE TO GET BACK AT THE

PEOPLE WHO HURT US.

IT WASN'T THEM TRYING TO

KILL, STEAL, AND DESTROY

ME.

IT WAS SATAN.

THEY WERE JUST AS MUCH

VICTIMS AS I WAS.

AS MUCH AS I NEED GOD'S

MERCY, THEY DO, TOO.

THE AMAZING THING ABOUT

MERCY, WHEN YOU PUT

YOURSELF IN SOMEBODY

ELSE'S SHOES -- I'VE BEEN

FORGIVEN OF A LOT, SO WHY

WOULD I HOLD FORGIVENESS

FROM SOMEBODY ELSE.

OFTEN WE WANT PEOPLE TO

COME TO US, COME TO OUR

CHURCH SERVICE, COME TO

OUR CHURCH CONFERENCE,

WHERE JESUS WENT TO THEM.

JESUS SAT WITH SINNERS.

I THINK WE NEED TO

CONSTANTLY BE IN THE FACE

OF PEOPLE IN THE

HOMOSEXUAL COMMUNITY.

WE NEED TO PLACE OURSELVES

IN POSITION TO LOVE THEM,

TO SERVE THEM, TO HAVE A

CONVERSATION WITH THEM, TO

CARE FOR THEM, AND TO BE

JESUS TO THEM.

WITHOUT TRYING TO CHANGE

THEM.

WITHOUT TRYING TO CONVERT

THEM.

AND JUST SHARE THE LOVE OF

THE LORD.

THAT WOULD DRAW THEM TO

REPENTANCE.

THE GOSPEL IS OFFENSIVE,

BUT WE DON'T HAVE TO BE.

IF WE JUST PLACE OURSELVES

IN THEIR LIVES AND SHOW

HOW IN LOVE WE ARE WITH

THE LORD, PEOPLE WILL WANT

THAT.

Andrew: I SO

APPRECIATE KAGEN'S

TRANSPARENCY AND HIS

WILLINGNESS TO SHARE THE

JOURNEY HE IS ON AND IS

STILL ON.

THROUGH NO FAULT OF HIS

OWN, HE WAS THE VICTIM OF

A TREMENDOUS VIOLATION.

MAYBE YOU'RE IN A

SITUATION IN YOUR LIFE

WHERE YOU HAVE BEEN A

VICTIM, OF RAPE,

MOLESTATION, OR SOMETHING

THAT SHOULD NEVER HAVE

HAPPENED TO YOU, AND YOU

WERE VIOLATED.

AND IT SETS YOU ON A

COURSE YOU DIDN'T RECOVER

FROM.

KAGAN SAID, I DIDN'T KNOW

WHAT TO SAY TO JESUS.

I DIDN'T NOAH TO DO.

KNOW WHAT TO DO.

IN SOME OCCASIONS, THAT'S

THE PERFECT PLACE TO BE.

SOMETIMES WE FEEL LIKE WE

NEED TO CLEAN OURS UP

BEFORE WE PRESENT

OURSELVES TO JESUS CHRIST.

I NEED TO PRESENT MYSELF

MORE HOLY, MORE CLEAN,

MORE VALUABLE IN SOME WAY.

AND JESUS SAYS, COME TO ME

AS YOU ARE.

BECAUSE JESUS DID THE

WORK.

HIS SACRIFICE ON THE

CROSS, AND THE BLOOD THAT

HE SHED FOR THE

FORGIVENESS OF OUR SINS --

THAT SACRIFICE IS WHAT

CLEANSES US.

THAT'S WHAT WE CLAIM -- WE

COME TO JESUS AND SAY,

JESUS, I'M LIVING A LIFE

THAT I KNOW IS NOT GODLY.

I KNOW IT IS NOT YOUR PLAN

FOR ME.

I'M IN BONDAGE TO

SOMETHING OR SOMEONE OR A

PARTICULAR LIFE TILE.

LIFESTYLE.

JESUS, HERE I AM WITH MY

SIN AND MY FILTH AND MY

CONFUSIONS AND MY

QUESTIONS.

AND I HEARD YOU'RE A

SAVIOR, AND YOU CAME TO

SAVE MY SOUL.

I'M A PLEADING WITH YOU

FOR MERCY AND GRACE.

AND JESUS BEGINS TO TAKE

US ON A REMARKABLE

JOURNEY.

HE SHOWS US THOSE NEXT

STEPS.

HE CALLS US INTO OBEDIENCE

TO HIM BECAUSE HE WANTS US

TO HAVE AN ABUNDANT,

JOYFUL LIFE.

THE BIBLE SAYS WE CAN CAST

ALL OF OUR CARES ON HIM

FOR HE CARES FOR US.

THE SCRIPTURE SAYS WE ARE

HIS MASTERPIECE.

THAT WE'RE CREATED IN

GOD'S IMAGE, AND TOO OFTEN

WE'RE DISTRACTED BY THE

THINGS OF THIS WORLD.

WE SPEND MORE TIME

FOLLOWING PEOPLE ON

Facebook THAN WE DO

FOLLOWING JESUS CHRIST,

THE ONE WHO DIED FOR OUR

SOULS, TO SAVE US FOR

ETERNITY.

IF YOU'RE IN A SITUATION

NOW, WHERE YOU ARE LOST,

YOU FEEL HOPELESS AND

CONFUSED, AND YOU SAY,

GOD, I MAY NOT UNDERSTAND

ALL YOU HAVE FOR ME, BUT I

WANT TO GIVE YOU A CHANCE

TOWORTO WORK IN MY LIFE.

THE FATHER COMES RUNNING.

OUR HEAVENLY FATHER COMES

RUNNING TO RESPOND TO A

PLEA LIKE THAT.

AND I ENCOURAGE YOU TO

PRAY WITH ME NOW.

LORD GOD, I'M TOLD OF YOUR

LOVE FOR HUMANITY AND FOR

ME.

AND RIGHT NOW I LAY DOWN

ALL OF MY ISSUES, ALL OF

MY CONFUSION, THE CHOICES

I HAVE MADE, LORD GOD.

I EVEN PUTT A PUT AT YOUR FEET

THE WAYS I WAS VIOLATED, I

HAD NO CHOICE IN THE

MATTER, THE WAYS I'VE BEEN

HURT AND HARMED.

LORD, I ASK YOU TO HEAL

ME.

THIS HOLY SPIRIT OF GOD

THAT I HEAR ABOUT, LORD, I

ASK THAT HOLY SPIRIT TO

WORK IN MY LIFE.

I GIVE YOU ALL THAT I AM,

ALL THE MESS, ALL OF THE

SIN.

I BRING IT TO YOU AND LAY

IT AT THE CROSS.

AND, FATHER, I PRAY NOW

THAT YOUR HOLY SPIRIT WILL

CLEANSE ME BECAUSE OF THE

WORK YOU HAVE DONE, NOT

BECAUSE OF WHAT I HAVE

EARNED OR AR WHAT I HAVE

DONE, BUT BECAUSE OF WHAT

YOU HAVE DONE, JESUS.

TAKE ME.

CLEANSE ME.

TRANSFORM ME INTO THE

CHILD YOU WANT ME TO BE.

I ACCEPT YOU AS MY SAVIOR,

AND I PRAY IN JESUS' NAME.

AMEN.

AMEN.

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YOU.

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WHEN WE COME BACK, SEE HOW

YOU'RE HELPING ORPHANS IN

BEIJING WHO ARE AGING OUT

OF THE SYSTEM.

THAT'S COMING UP NEXT.

Andrew: THE YOUNG

CHILDREN IN OUR NEXT STORY

WERE LABELLED AS

UNTOUCHABLE.

SOME WERE ABANDONED AT

BIRTH, ONLY TO BE

ABANDONED AS TEENS.

THERE WAS ONE GROUP

DEDICATED TO THEM FOR THE

LONG HAUL, AND THEY'RE

GETTING HELP FROM

"ORPHANS' PROMISE."

Terry: LAURA GREW UP

IN AN ORPHANAGE, AND SINCE

SHE WAS LITTLE, SHE HAS

HAD NAGGING QUESTIONS

ABOUT HER PARENTS.

PIE WONDEI WONDER WHY THEY THREW ME

AWAY, SHE SAYS.

SHE HASN'T SEEN THEM IN 14

YEARS, SINCE SHE WAS TWO

YEARS OLD.

SHE WAS A THROW-AWAY BABY

BECAUSE SHE WAS BORN WITH

OSTEOGENESIS IMPERFECTA,

OR BRITTLE BONE DISEASE.

CHARLOTTE WAS BORN WITH

THE SAME DISORDER.

ORPHANAGE WORKERS WERE

AFRAID TO HANDLE HER, FOR

FEAR OF BREAKING HER

BONES.

SO SHE SPENT MOST OF HER

FIRST FOUR YEARS IN A

CRIB.

WHEN SHE WAS RESCUED AND

BROUGHT TO AGAPE RESCUE

HOUSE, SHE COULD ONLY MAKE

BABY SOUNDS.

SHE WAS FIVE YEARS OLD.

AGAPE HAS BECOME A HAVEN

FOR PEOPLE WHO SUFFER WITH

THIS RARE AND

MISUNDERSTOOD BONE

DISORDER.

THE COMAPLEX I COMPLEX IS LOCATED IN

A NEIGHBORHOOD IN BEIJING,

AND IS SPONSORED BY

"ORPHANS' PROMISE."

WORKERS ARE UNLOCKING THE

POTENTIAL OF THESE

CHILDREN, WHILE HELPING TO

HEAL THEIR EMOTIONAL

PROBLEMS.

SOMETIMES THEY LOOK AT

THEMSELVES AND THEY'RE,

LIKE, WHAT AM I EVER GOING

TO DO.

SO TRYING TO BUILD THEIR

SELF-IMAGE AND PROVIDE AN

EDUCATION FOR THEM.

Terry: ONE OF THE

BEST THINGS THAT AGAPE

HOUSE IS DOING IS FINDING

A SOLUTION FOR THIS

CRIPPLING DISORDERMENT DISORDER.

ABOUT 10 YEARS AGO,

DIRECTOR KEITH WEISS

STARTED BRINGING AMERICAN

DOCTORS TO TRAIN THE

CHINESE DOCTORS.

THEY LEARNED TO USE RODS

TO STABILIZE THE BONES IN

THE CHILDREN'S ARMS AND

LEGS.

THE PROGRAM IS VERY

SUCCESSFUL, AND HAS BECOME

WELL-KNOWN ACROSS THE

REGION.

BECAUSE CHILDREN GROW SO

QUICKLY, SURGERY IS AN

ONGOING PROCESS.

THROUGH THESE ENDLESS

CYCLES OF SURGERY AND

THERAPY, AGAPE IS INVOLVED

FOR THE LONG-TERM.

SOME OF THE YOUNGER

CHILDREN ARE ADOPTED, BUT

MANY AGE OUT WITHOUT

FINDING A FOREVER HOME.

THEY WERE ABANDONED

WHEN THEY WERE BORN, AND

THEY TURN 14, AND THEY

WERE PRETTY MUCH ABANDONED

AGAIN.

NO FAMILY CAME ALONG TO

ADOPT THEM.

SO THEY KIND OF GOT HIT

TWICE.

WHAT DO YOU DO WITH THOSE

KIDS?

DO YOU JUST GIVE UP ON

THEM?

I DON'T THINK SO.

THAT'S NOT WHAT WE'RE HERE

ABOUT.

IT'S JUST FINDING THAT

THING THAT GOD HAS GIVEN

THEM AS A GIFT.

HOW CAN WE USE STEVEN'S

MUSICAL TALENT, HOW CAN WE

CREWUSE THAT IN THE FUTURE?

AND LAURA LOVES HAIR, SO

HOW CAN WE HELP HERB A

HAIRDRESSER.

AND CANDY LOVES BOOKS, AND

SHE WANTS TO OWN A

LIBRARY.

WE WANT TO FIND WHAT THEIR

NICHE IS AND WHERE THEY

CAN FIT IN.

Terry: IMPERFECT

CHILDREN ARE OFTEN

MISUNDERSTOOD AND

FORGOTTEN IN MOST

ORPHANAGES.

CHARLOTTE HAS THRIVED IN

THIS ENVIRONMENT.

SHE IS CLEARLY HAPPY AND

HAS MADE GREAT STRIDES IN

HER SOCIAL INTERACTION AND

LANGUAGE SKILLS.

LAURA, TOO, HAS BLOSSOMED.

AFTER GETTING PRESCRIPTION

GLASSES, HER ACADEMICS

IMPROVED DRAMATICALLY, AND

SO DID HER

SELF-CONFIDENCE.

AND THOUGH SHE WILL ALWAYS

WONDER ABOUT HER PARENTS,

SHE TOLD US, I WOULD HAVE

NO LIFE IF I STAYED IN MY

OLD ORPHANAGE.

THE HOUSE PARENTS HERE ARE

VERY KIND.

THAT'S OUR GOAL, TO

MAKE THEM FEEL LIKE

THEY'RE AS NORMAL AS WE

CAN.

TO GIVE THEM AN

ENVIRONMENT WHERE THEY CAN

GROW, JUST LIKE ANY OTHER

CHILD.

Terry: "ORPHANS'

PROMISE" CONTINUES TO

SUPPORT THIS MINISTRY

BECAUSE WE SEE OLDER

CHILDREN, LIKE LAURA, HAVE

HOPE FOR A HAPPY AND

PRODUCTIVE FUTURE.

AND THAT'S SOMETHING EVERY

CHILD DESERVES.

Andrew: WHAT A

TREMENDOUS DIFFERENCE WE

ARE ABLE TO MAKE, THANKS

TO PEOPLE LIKE YOU.

THESE PRECIOUS CHILDREN,

OUTCAST ONCE AND AGAIN,

GIVEN A NEW CHANCE AT

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WE LEAVE YOU WITH THE

9th CHAPTER OF DANIEL 9;

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