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The 700 Club - July 7, 2016

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Gordon: ONCE JUST FOR

THE RICH AND FAMOUS,

PRIMARY CARE THAT IS NOW

AVAILABLE TO THE MASSES.

WE PASS THOUGH SAVINGS

ON TO OUR CLIENT.

Gordon: PLUS, A

MEDICAL MIRACLE THAT

DOCTORS CAN'T EXPLAIN.

DOCTORS WOULD NORMALLY

DISAPPROVE MIRACLES, NOT

AUTHENTICATE THEM.

Gordon: AND THEN,

YEARS WITH PAIN, AND

FINALLY GONE.

I'M NOT SETTLING FOR

ANYTHING ANYMORE.

Gordon: ON TODAY'S

"700 CLUB."

*

Gordon: WELL, WELCOME

TO "THE 700 CLUB."

FOR TODAY'S HEADLINES,

LET'S GO TO THE CBN

NEWSDESK.

GORDON, F.B.I. DIRECTOR

JAMES COMEY IS TESTIFYING

BEFORE CONGRESS TODAY

ABOUT WHY HE RECOMMENDED

NO CHARGES AGAINST HILLARY

CLINTON, DESPITE LAYING

OUT A LIST OF PROBLEMS AND

QUESTIONS ABOUT HER USE OF

PERSONAL COMPUTER SERVERS

FOR OFFICIAL GOVERNMENT

E-MAILS WHILE SHE WAS

SECRETARY OF STATE.

Reporter: F.B.I.

DIRECTOR JAMES COMEY

ADDRESSING LAWMAKERS

TODAY, EAGER TO UNDERSTAND

WHY HIS AGENCY WOULDN'T

RECOMMEND CRIMINAL CHARGES

BE FILED AGAINST HILLARY

CLINTON.

OUR JUDGMENT IS THAT NO

REASONABLE PROSECUTOR

WOULD BRING SUCH A CASE.

Reporter: THE

BLOCKBUSTER DECISION BY

THE F.B.I. WAS ANNOUNCED

TUESDAY.

HOWEVER, DESPITE HIS

RECOMMENDATION, COMEY

HARSHLY CRITICIZED CLINTON

FOR HER MISDEEDS IN USING

PRIVATE E-MAIL COMPUTER

SERVERS TO CONDUCT

GOVERNMENT BUSINESS.

THERE IS EVIDENCE THEY

WERE EXTREMELY CARELESS IN

THEIR HANDLING OF VERY

SENSITIVE, HIGHLY

CLASSIFIED INFORMATION.

Reporter: AND COMEY'S

CRITICISM HAVE MANY

REPUBLICANS AND

CONSERVATIVES RAISING

QUESTIONS AS TO WHY NO

CHARGES WERE RECOMMENDED.

JASON CHAVEZ SAID, "THE

F.B.I.'S RECOMMENDATION IS

SURPRISING AND CONFUSING.

THE FACT PATTERN PRESENTED

BY DIRECTOR COMEY MAKES

CLEAR SECRETARY CLINTON

VIOLATED THE LAW.

INDIVIDUALS WHO

INTENTIONALLY SKIRT THE

LAW MUST BE HELD

ACCOUNTABLE."

HE GOES ON TO SAY THAT

CONGRESS AND THE AMERICAN

PEOPLE HAVE THE RIGHT TO

UNDERSTAND THE F.B.I.'S

INVESTIGATION.

CLINTON HAS MAINTAINED SHE

HAD HAS NEVER SENT OR

RECEIVED E-MAILS THAT WERE

MARKED CLASSIFIED, AND YET

COMEY SAYS THE F.B.I.

FOUND OVER 100 E-MAILS ON

HER SERVER THAT CONTAINED

THE CLASSIFIED MARKING, AS

WELL AS TOP SECRET

MATERIAL.

ANY REASONABLE PERSON

IN SECRETARY CLINTON'S

POSITION, OR IN THE

POSITION OF THOSE WITH

WHOM SHE WAS

CORRESPONDING, SHOULD HAVE

KNOWN THAT AN UNCLASSIFIED

SYSTEM WAS NO PLACE FOR

THAT CONVERSATION.

Reporter: AND COMEY

DEBUNKS HER CLAIM THAT SHE

TURNED OVER ALL

WORK-RELATED E-MAILS,

CLAIMING THERE WERE

THOUSANDS THAT WERE NOT

TURNED IN.

BUT THE INVESTIGATION HAD

NOT FOUND CLEAR EVIDENCE

SHE INTENTIONALLY HAD

BROKEN THE LAW.

ON THURSDAY, LORETTA LYNCH

CLOSED THE YEAR-LONG

INVESTIGATION AGAINST

CLINTON.

CAITLIN BURKE, CBN NEWS.

Efrem: THE JUSTICE

DEPARTMENT HAS LAUNCHED A

CIVIL RIGHTS INVESTIGATION

INTO THE DEADLY SHOOTING

OF A BLACK MAN BY POLICE

OFFICERS IN BATON ROUGE,

LOUISIANA.

37-YEAR-OLD ALTON STERLING

WAS KILLED EARLY TUESDAY

IN THE PARKING LOT OF A

CONVENIENCE STORE. CELL

PHONE AND SURVEILLANCE

VIDEO SHOWS OFFICERS

HOLDING STERLING DOWN AND

SHOOTING HIM.

IN MINNESOTA, ANOTHER

BLACK MAN WAS STOPPED AND

SHOT BY POLICE OVER A STOP

OVER A BROKEN HEADLIGHT.

IT SHOWS HIM DYING AFTER

THE OFFICER SHOT HIM IN

THE ARM.

SHE SAYS CASTILLE WAS

REACHING FOR HIS I.D. WHEN

THE OFFICER SHOT HIM.

LAST YEAR'S SUPREME

COURT'S DECISION TO

LEGALIZE SAME-SEX MARRIAGE

HAS LED TO A MOVEMENT.

Reporter: THE CHINESE

LGBT COMMUNITY IS CHANGING

SOCIETY.

THERE ARE APPROXIMATELY

THREE MILLION MALE

HOMOSEXUALS IN THE

COUNTRY.

OLDER CHINESE PEOPLE

BELIEVE GAY MARRIAGE IS

SHAMEFUL TO THE FAMILY.

THEY BELIEVE IT DEVALUES

TRADITIONAL CHINESE

CULTURE.

THERE IS NO WAY I CAN

ACCEPT THIS.

HAPPY MARRIAGES SHOULD

ONLY HAPPEN BETWEEN A MAN

AND A WOMAN.

NO LAW SHOULD CHANGE THAT.

Reporter: HOWEVER,

MILLENNIALS IN BEIJING

EXPRESS CHEERFUL

ACCEPTANCE AND POSITIVE

SUPPORT.

THEY BELIEVE ANY TYPE OF

TRUE LOVE SHOULD BE

HONORED.

NO ONE HAS THE RIGHT TO

BRING JUDGMENT UPON

OTHERS.

I DON'T UNDERSTAND WHY

SOME CHINESE PEOPLE CAN'T

ACCEPT IT.

IT IS HONORED IN THE

UNITED STATES TODAY.

THAT'S WHY PEOPLE WANT TO

GO TO THE U.S., TO PROTECT

THEIR TRUE LOVE.

Reporter: DAMIAN HAS

BEEN A STRONG ADVOCATE FOR

THE CHINESE LGBT COMMUNITY

FOR THE PAST 17 YEARS.

HE SAYS THE U.S. SUPREME

COURT DECISION IS

ENCOURAGING TO THE LGBT

COMMUNITY.

MANY OF OUR MEMBERS ARE

THRILLED ABOUT THIS NEWS.

IT GIVES TREMENDOUS HOPE

TO OUR MEMBERS.

Reporter: DESPITE THE

NEWS, DAMIAN MENTIONS

MEMBERS WITHIN THE LGBT

GROUP IN CHINA ARE SLOWLY

FIGHTING THROUGH SOME

MAJOR OBSTACLES.

FOR EXAMPLE, TO CHINESE

MEN FAILED TO GET A

MARRIAGE LICENSE, BUT THEY

HELD A HUGE CEREMONY TO

SHOW THEIR LOVE TO THE

WORLD.

MANY OF THEM ARE STILL

STRUGGLING FOR SOCIAL

ACCEPTANCE.

PEOPLE HAVE NO IDEA HOW

CHALLENGING IT IS.

OUR MEMBERS WENT THROUGH

MANY COUNSELLING SESSIONS,

JUST TO LEARN HOW TO TELL

THE TRUTH TO THEIR OWN

FAMILY MEMBERS.

KNOWING THAT THE CHANGE IS

HAPPENING IN THE U.S., WE

ARE CONFIDENT THE CHINESE

LGBT WILL HAVE A BETTER

FUTURE.

Reporter: CHINESE GAY

ACTIVISTS ARE INCREASINGLY

PUSHING FORau[7VRUIP

MEANWHILE, CHINESE PEOPLE

WILL CONTINUE TO CHALLENGE

THEIR CONGREGATIONS TO

JOIN THE DISCUSSION.

[SPEAKING A FOREIGN

LANGUAGE]

Through Translator:

IT IS IMPORTANT TO ADDRESS

THIS ISSUE RIGHT NOW.

WE WANT TO MAKE IT CLEAR

THAT WE DON'T TEACH HATRED

WITHIN THE MESSAGE.

AS JESUS SAID, WE ARE TO

LOVE ONE ANOTHER.

HATE THE SIN, NOT THE

SINNERS.

Reporter: AND SOME

CHURCHES ARE WILLING TO

HOLD OPEN DISCUSSIONS WITH

LGBT MEMBERS TO HELP THEM

FIND THE TRUTH.

THEY CLARIFY IT IS MORE

THAN JUST WINNING THE

ARGUMENT.

IT IS ABOUT CHANGING VIEWS

AND UNDERSTANDING TRUTHS.

GARY LANE, CBN NEWS.

Efrem: HERE AT HOME,

A LIFE-SIZED REPLICA OF

NOAH'S ARK IS A STEP

CLOSER TO OPENING TO THE

PUBLIC TODAY.

OFFICIALS HELD A

RIBBON-CUTTING CEREMONY ON

TUESDAY.

Reporter: 7,000

PEOPLE FROM AROUND THE

COUNTRY ATTENDED THE

PRIVATE CEREMONY IN

WILLIAMSTOWN, KENTUCKY,

RIGHT OFF INDECE INTERSTATE 75.

ON BEHALF OF THE CITY

OF WILLIAMSTOWN AND THE

STATE OF KENTUCKY, I WOULD

LIKE TO OFFICIALLY DECLARE

THE ARK ENCOUNTER OPEN.

Reporter: THE REPLICA

OF NOAH'S ARK IS THE

CLOSEST IN SIZE TO THE

LEGENDARY SHIP.

AS CRONOLOGY CULLED I CHRONICLED IN THE BO OK

OF GENESIS.

THE VESSEL IS PART OF A

NEW $100 MILLION THEME

PARK CALLED "ARK

ENCOUNTER."

AND THE FOUNDER OF THE

CREATION MUSICIAN, KEN

HAMM, HAD THE MASSIVE ARK

BUILT ACCORDING TO THE

DIMENSIONS IN THE BIBLE.

O GIVE THANKS TO THE

LORD, FOR HE IS GOOD.

I DO GIVE THANKS TO THE

LORD.

WE GIVE ALL GLORY AND

HONOR TO THE GOD WHO

CREATED ALL THINGS.

Reporter: KENTUCKY'S

LIEUTENANT-GOVERNOR JANINE

HAMPTON ALSO SPOKE AT THE

CEREMONY.

I TRULY AM BLESSED.

I THINK GOD IS HERE TODAY.

AND EVEN IF IT RAINS, THAT

IS OKAY.

Reporter: HAMM TOLD

ABC NEWS THAT THE ARK

ENCOUNTERS MAKING THE

BIBLE COME ALIVE.

IT SHOWS THIS REALLY

HAPPENED, THIS IS

PLAUSIBLE.

AT THE RIBBON-CUTTING

CEREMONY, THEY ALSO LAID

12 STONES, FOLLOWING THE

EXAMPLE OF JOSHUA IN THE

BIBLE.

HE LED THE PEOPLE OF

ISRAEL ACROSS THE JORDAN

RIVER, WITH THE MIRACLE OF

GOD.

AND GOD TOLD HIM TO TAKE

12 STONES AND TO BUILD A

MEMORIAL AS A REMINDER, SO

THAT THE COMING

GENERATIONS WOULD NOT

FORGET WHO GOD IS, AND TO

ALSO BE A REMINDER TO THE

WORLD.

Reporter: HAMM SAYS

THE ARK WAS BUILT AS A

REMINDER, A SYMBOL OF THE

12 STONES, REMINDING

FUTURE GENERATIONS OF THE

TRUTH OF GOD'S WORLD AND

THE GOSPEL.

MARK MARTIN, CBN NEWS.

Efrem: THOSE ARE YOUR

TOP STORIES FROM CBN NEWS.

GORDON AND TERRY ARE BACK

WITH MORE OF "THE 700

CLUB" AFTER THIS.

Gordon: A LONG WAITS

FOR APPOINTMENTS AND

CROWDED OFFICES, DOCTORS

WITH ONE EYE ON THE

PATIENT AND THE OTHER ON

THE CLOCK -- MORE AND MORE

AMERICANS ARE GETTING FED

UP WITH OUR

INSURANCE-BASED MEDICAL

SYSTEM.

SO SOME PATIENTS AND

DOCTORS ARE TURNING TO

WHAT IS KNOWN AS

CONCIERGE'S MEDICINE.

LORIE JOHNSON HAS MORE ON

THAT.

Lorie: WHEN IT COMES

TO HEALTH CARE, JOHNNIE

GARY PREFERS OLD SCHOOL,

MEANING JUST HE AND HIS

DOCTOR CALL THE SHOTS,

WITHOUT ANY INPUT FROM AN

INSURANCE COMPANY.

IT'S BEEN FANTASTIC.

Lorie: IT'S CALLED

"CONCIERGE'S MEDICINE."

PATIENTS PAY THEIR PRIMARY

CARE PHYSICIAN A MONTHLY

FEE IN EXCHANGE FOR

UNLIMITED ACCESS 24/7.

CONCIERGE'S MEDICINE USED

TO BE FOR THE RICH AND

FAMOUS.

NOT ANYMORE.

WE'RE TRYING TO

OBLITERATE THAT STIGMA,

AND MAKE SURE THAT PEOPLE

IN THIS COUNTRY UNDERSTAND

THAT CONCIERGE'S MEDICINE,

DIRECT MEDICINE, IS

AFFORDABLE AND SOMETHING

THAT EVERYBODY SHOULD

STRIVE FOR.

ALLERGIES ARE

EVERYWHERE.

Lorie: HERE AT

DIAMOND PHYSICIANS IN

DALLAS, ADULTS PAY FROM

$95 AROUND $300 A MONTH,

BASED ON AGE.

THAT COVERS ALL ACUTE

PROCEDURES AND

MEDICATIONS.

SAY THEY HAVE A -- THEY

FELL AND THEY CUT THEIR

HAND.

WELL, THEY COME IN.

WE SEW THEM UP.

THAT LACERATION CARE IS AN

ACUTE PROCEDURE.

IT IS INCLUDED IN THAT LOW

MONTHLY FEED.

IF THEY GET A STOMACH BUG

AND THEY NEED I.V. FLUIDS,

IT'S INCLUDED.

IF THEY HAVE A FRACTURE,

AND THEY NEED TO COME UP

TO OUR OFFICE AND HAVE A

SPLINT PLACED, THAT'S

INCLUDED.

Lorie: SOMETIMES

PATIENTS PAY EXTRA FOR

SERVICES OUTSIDE THE

OFFICE, LIKE A C.T. SCAN,

BUT DOCTORS NEGOTIATE CASH

RATES WITH THOSE

THIRD-PARTY VENDORS WHICH

ARE A FRACTION OF WHAT

THEY BILL INSURANCE.

THE M.R.I., WE PASS

THEM ON TO OUR CLIENTS,

$400, INSTEAD OF $4,000.

CBC, A BLOOD CHECK, $5.

CHOLESTEROL CHECK, $5,

INSTEAD OF $126.

Lorie: AND THE COST

FOR CHILDREN IS EVEN LESS.

I FEEL LIKE MY CHILDREN

ONLY GET SICK ON THE

NIGHTS AND THE WEEKENDS,

WHEN THE OFFICES ARE

CLOSED.

THEY'RE AVAILABLE VIA TEXT

MESSAGES OR E-MAILS, AND

THEY ANSWER IMMEDIATELY.

I REALLY HAVE NEVER WAITED

MORE THAN FIVE MINUTES,

MAXIMUM, FOR A RETURN

RESPONSE.

IT IS AMAZING.

TAKE A DEEP BREATH.

GOOD.

Lorie: DOCTORS

RECENTLY GAVE GRIFFIN HERE

A BREATHING TREATMENT,

PRESCRIPTION, AND A NEB

BLIEFENEBULIZER TO TAKE HOME,

ALL COVERED BY THE MONTHLY

FEE, AND ON A RAINY SUNDAY

AFTERNOON.

PERHAPS THE BIGGEST

DIFFERENCE BETWEEN

CONCIERGE'S AND

INSURANCE-BASED MEDICINE

IS THE TIME PATIENTS SPEND

WITH THEIR DOCTORS.

THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT

FLOODED OFFICE OF ALREADY

OVERLOADED PRIMARY CARE

PHYSICIANS, TO THE POINT

WHERE FACE TIME WITH

DOCTORS CAN AVERAGE AS

LITTLE AS EIGHT MINUTES.

I CAN'T DO ANYTHING

EFFECTIVE IN EIGHT MINUTES

OTHER THAN THROW A

PRESCRIPTION AT YOU AND

TELL YOU TO COME BACK IN

TWO WEEKS IF IT DOESN'T

WORK.

Reporter: PRIMARY

DOCTORS TREAT ABOUT 3,000

PATIENTS.

THE TYPICAL CONCIERGE'S,

500.

I MEET WITH MY CLIENTS

FOR ABOUT AN HOUR EVERY

TIME THEY COME IN, EVEN IF

THEY'RE COMING IN FOR

SOMETHING ACCUTE, MAYBE A

SINUS INFECTION OR EAR

INFECTION.

I TAKE THAT TIME TO TALK

ABOUT WELLNESS, NUTRITION,

FITNESS, OVER ALL

ELEVATION OF HEALTH.

Lorie: ALTHOUGH

CONCIERGE'S MEDICINE

INVOLVES PAYING CASH FOR

DAY TO DAY MEDICAL

EXPENSES, DOCTORS DO

RECOMMEND BUYING

INSURANCE, BUT WITH A HIGH

DEDUCTIBLE.

USE THAT INSURANCE

SHOULD YOU GET IN A CAR

ACCIDENT AND HAVE A 10-DAY

HOSPITAL STAY WITH A

$100,000 BILL.

Lorie: SO AS

INSURANCE-BASED HEALTH

CARE COMPLICATED THIS

USUAL NEED, MORE PATIENTS

AND DOCTORS ARE GOING OLD

SCHOOL, WITH A CASH-ONLY

PLAN, SIMILAR TO THE WAY

IT WAS A HALF CENTURY AGO.

LORIE JOHNSON, CBN NEWS.

Gordon: MY MOTHER IS

A NURSE, AND SHE HAS THIS

KIND OF CARE.

SHE DECIDED IT WOULD BE

MUCH BETTER FOR HER.

SHE IS 87 YEARS YOUNG,

GOING STRONG, AND SHE

LIKES IT.

SO I'LL TELL YOU WHAT,

TERRY, I THINK WE NEED TO

CHECK IT OUT?

Terry: I UNDERSTAND

WHY YOUR MOM LIKES IT.

I WANT TO HAVE A

RELATIONSHIP WITH MY

PRIMARY CARE PHYSICIAN.

I DON'T WANT IT TO BE

SOMEBODY WHO IS JUST A

LINEUP OF A BUNCH OF

PEOPLE.

THAT'S THE FIRST LINE OF

DEFENSE YOU GO TO.

SO GOOD FOR HER.

AND SHE IS IN GREAT SHAPE.

> WELL, COMING UP, A

DOCTOR WHO IS ABOUT TO

MAKE A SHOCKING DISCOVERY.

SO WHEN I LOOKED AT THE

EVIDENCE, I SAID, I HAVE

TO BELIEVE IT.

WHAT MORE COULD THERE BE?

Terry: HIS

LIFE-CHANGING PROGNOSIS.

THAT'S NEXT.

Gordon: DR. GREG

VEMON WAS AR ARROGANT, ALWAYS

RIGHT, AND NUMBER ONE IN

EVERYTHING HE DID.

SO WHEN HE SET OUT TO GET

THE BEST OF HIS CHRISTIAN

NEIGHBORS, HE WAS 100%

COMMITTEDMENT.

COMMITTED.

I WAS GOING FROM ONE

THING TO THE NEXT.

I WOULD BUY A NEW CAR.

I WENT THROUGH HOBBIES, I

DID TRIATHLONS, I DID

RUNNING.

I TOOK UP WINE AS A HOBBY,

AND ON AND ON THE LIST

GOES.

Reporter: DR. GREG

VEMON WAS CONVINCED HE HAD

EVERYTHING HE NEEDED TO

FIND HAPPINESS: THE

SUCCESSFUL CAREER, THE

LIFESTYLE, BUT IT NEVER

SEEMED TO BE ENOUGH.

IT IS A COMBINATION OF

YOU'RE SAD AND EMPTY, AND

AT THE SAME TIME, YOU'RE

ANGRY AND FRUSTRATED

BECAUSE YOU'RE THINKING,

WHY?

WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME?

WHY DON'T I FEEL LIKE I

HAVE ACHIEVED WHAT I

WORKED MY WHOLE LIFE FOR?

SO YOU'RE EMBARRASSED.

YOU'RE NOT GOING TO TELL

ANYONE, SO YOU KEEP IT

INSIDE.

SO WHAT YOU END UP DOING

IS TAKING IT OUT ON OTHER

PEOPLE.

Reporter: HE ALSO HAD

ALL OF THE ANSWERS.

HIS WIFE RUTH EXPLAINS.

HE WAS GOOD, BUT HE HAD

A SHORT FUSE.

HE WAS ARROGANT.

HE WAS ALWAYS RIGHT.

HE IS HIS OWN PERSON.

HE IS THE BOSS.

HE ALWAYS DID WELL HIS

WHOLE LIFE.

HE WAS ALWAYS NUMBER ONE

AT EVERYTHING.

Reporter: GREG WAS

QUICK TO TAKE ISSUE WITH

OTHERS, INCLUDING HIS

CHRISTIAN NEIGHBORS, WHO

GREG THOUGHT WERE GIVING

HIS FAMILY THE COLD

SHOULDER.

I'M GOING TO GET A

BIBLE AND I'M GOING TO

PROVE TO THEM THAT THEY'RE

NOT PRACTICING WHAT THEY

PREACH.

Reporter: GREG

STARTED READING THE BIBLE

AND WAS SHOCKED BY WHAT HE

LEARNED.

I REALIZED THAT JESUS

WAS CLAIMING TO BE GOD IN

THE FLESH, THE GOD/MAN ON

EARTH.

I NEVER HEARD THAT BEFORE.

SO THAT QUICKLY GOT MY

ATTENTION BECAUSE I

REALIZED IF IT DID HAPPEN,

IT WAS THE MOST IMPORTANT

EVENT IN HUMAN HISTORY.

IF IT DIDN'T HAPPEN, IT

WAS JUST A RELIGIOUS

FAIRYTALE THAT SOMEONE

MADE UP.

I QUICKLY FORGOT ABOUT THE

NEIGHBORS AND I DECIDED, I

NEED TO FIND OUT IF THIS

REALLY HAPPENED.

I REALLY GOT INTERESTED

WHEN I HEARD LUKE'S

PROLOGUE, WHERE HE SAYS HE

CHECKED EVERYTHING OUT.

BECAUSE HE IS A DOCTOR,

AND DOCTORS WOULD NORMALLY

DISAPPROVE MIRACLES, NOT

AUTHENTICATE THEM.

Reporter: WHILE

GREG'S CURIOSITY WAS

ACADEMIC, RUTH HAD BEEN ON

HER OWN SEARCH FOR TRUTH

AND ACCEPTED CHRIST AS HER

SAVIOR.

SHE KNEW HER HUSBAND

NEEDED MORE THAN JUST A

SUBJECT TO STUDY.

I WOULD TELL MY FRIENDS

IN THE BIBLE STUDY, I'M

WORRIED ABOUT GREG.

HE IS NEVER GOING TO

ACCEPT THE LORD.

WHEN I TOLD GREG, THERE IS

THIS PLACE CALLED HELL,

AND IT IS REAL.

IF YOU DON'T BELIEVE, YOU

MIGHT GO THERE.

I WAS PRAYING FOR HIM, I

REALLY WAS.

IT GOT TO THE POINT WHERE

I WAS JUST LIKE, I GIVE

UP.

I'M, LIKE, GOD, YOU'VE

INVESTIGATE TO DO

SOMETHING.

Reporter: GREG SPENT

WEEKS STUDYING AND

RESEARCHING.

HE REALIZED CHRISTIANITY

HINGED ON ONE EVENT, THE

RESURRECTION.

I STARTED LOOKING FOR

EVERY POSSIBLE EXPLANATION

THAT WOULD SAY IT DIDN'T

HAPPEN.

MAYBE JESUS DIDN'T DIE.

THAT WASN'T TRUE.

EVEN IN THE JOURNAL OF THE

AMERICAN MEDICAL

ASSOCIATION, DOCTORS HAD

CONCLUDED HE DEFINITELY

DIED.

MAYBE THE APOSTLES STOLE

THE BODY.

MAYBE THEY WERE SEEING

HALLUCINATIONS.

ALL OF THESE THEORIES, BUT

THE PROBLEM WAS NONE OF

THEM WERE CREDIBLE, AND

NONE OF THEM MADE SENSE.

THE ONLY POSSIBLE

EXPLANATION WAS THAT THE

TOMB WAS EMPTY AND HE

ACTUALLY ROSE.

THE REAL THING THAT GOT ME

WAS THE APOSTLE PAUL.

HERE IS A GUY WHO IS

JEWISH, HE IS KILLING

CHRISTIANS.

HE HAS NOTHING TO GAIN.

WHAT IN THE WORLD COULD

MAKE THIS GUY GO AND BE

THE GREATEST EVANGELIST

EVER.

THERE WAS ONLY ONE

EXPLANATION.

AND THAT WAS THAT HE SAW

THE RISEN LORD JESUS

CHRIST.

SO WHEN I LOOKED AT THE

RESURRECTION, LOOKED AT

THE EVIDENCE OF THESE GUYS

AND THEIR CHANGED LIVES, I

SAID, I HAVE TO BELIEVE

IT.

Reporter: NOW GREG

HAD THE ANSWER, OR AT

LEAST HE THOUGHT HE DID.

CHRISTIANITY IS OKAY.

HE REALLY DID IT.

AND IF YOU BELIEVE AND HE

SEES YOU GO TO CHURCH AND

YOU'RE TRYING TO DO THE

RIGHT THING, THEN WHEN YOU

DIE YOU'LL GO TO HEAVEN.

WHAT MORE COULD THERE BE?

Reporter: GREG WAS

ABOUT TO FIND OUT.

IT STARTED AFTER HE

TREATED A WALK-IN PATIENT

AT WORK.

I WENT IN, AND TOLD HIM

IF HE HAD ANY QUESTIONS,

TO ASK ME.

AND HE WAS STARING ME DEAD

IN THE EYE.

THAT'S WHEN HE CAME OUT

AND SAID, HAVE YOU

ACCEPTED THE LORD JESUS

CHRIST AS YOUR PERSONAL

SAVIOR.

I ABOUT PASSED OUT.

I WASN'T EXPECTING THAT.

ALL OF THIS OTHER STUFF

WAS HAPPENING AT THE SAME

TIME.

AND I WAS, LIKE, HOW DOES

HE KNOW?

WHO IS THIS GUY.

I BOLTED OUT OF THE ROOM

AND SAID, I'LL BE RIGHT

BACK BECAUSE I DIDN'T KNOW

WHAT TO DO.

Reporter: A FEW

NIGHTS LATER, GREG BEGAN

THINKING ABOUT HIS LIFE.

THERE WERE THINGS IN MY

LIFE THAT I, YOU KNOW,

WANTED TO CHANGE, THE

ANGER, THE FRUSTRATION,

BUT I DEPUTY HAV DIDN'T HAVE THE

POWER TO CHANGE.

IT KIND OF ALL CULMINATED

WHERE I BROKE DOWN,

CRYING, ASKING GOD TO

FORGIVE ME.

BASICALLY JUST REPENTED OF

MY SINS AND ASKED HIM TO

CHANGE ME.

I WANTED TO LIVE A NEW

LIFE.

Reporter: THE VERY

NEXT MORNING GREG NOTICED

SOMETHING WAS DIFFERENT.

I WAS JUST, LIKE,

COMPLETELY PEACEFUL.

I WASN'T FRUSTRATED.

I WASN'T FEELING ANGRY.

I FELT CONTENT FOR NO

REASON.

SO I QUICKLY EXPECTED

EVERYTHING TO DISSIPATE

AND TO GO BACK.

BUT I THOUGHT, THERE IS

SOMETHING REALLY

DIFFERENT.

SO IF I WAS DIFFERENT AND

FEELING COMPLETELY

DIFFERENT, I HAD TO HAVE

BEEN CHANGED, OR SOMETHING

IN MY BIOCHE BIO CHEMISTRY OF MY

BODY MUST BE CHANGED.

I THOUGHT MAYBE ONE OF MY

MEDICINE CHANGED.

I CHECKED MY MEDICINES,

AND THAT WASN'T IT.

Reporter: GREG FOUND

OUT WHY HE FELT DIFFERENT

IN THE BOOK OF ROMANS.

BASICALLY WHAT IT SAID,

WHEN YOU BECOME A BELIEVER

AND GET SAVED, AND THE

HOLY SPIRIT COMES INTO

YOU -- SOMETHING I WAS

COMPLETELY UNAWARE OF --

THE OLD PERSON THAT YOU

WERE SOMEHOW DIES.

AND CROSS REFERENCE THAT

WITH GALATIONS, IT IS THE

SPIRIT OF JOY.

AND THAT'S HOW I FEEL.

Reporter: LATER THAT

NIGHT, GREG TOLD RUTH WHAT

HAPPENED.

IT WAS A MIRACLE TO ME

BECAUSE I DIDN'T THINK

GREG COULD EVER CHANGE.

HE WAS SUDDENLY CONCERNED

ABOUT OTHER PEOPLE, WHICH

SHOCKED ME.

Reporter: GREG WENT

LOOKING FOR THE PERSON WHO

TALKED TO HIM.

THE PROBLEM WAS HIS

NAME WASN'T ON THE

SCHEDULE ANYMORE.

IT WAS WRITTEN IN INK, AND

IT WASN'T THERE.

HIS RECORD WAS COMPLETELY

GONE.

THERE WAS NO EVIDENCE HE

EVER CAME IN THE OFFICE.

Reporter: GREG SAYS,

WHILE THERE IS NO DOUBT

THAT THE LIFE, DEATH, AND

RESURRECTION OF JESUS IS

TRUE, BUT THE REAL PROOF

IS IN HIS CHANGED LIFE.

I WOULD SAY SINCE THE

DAY I WAS SAVED, I HAVE

NEVER FELT ALONE, I HAVE

NEVER FELT EMPTY AND

DISCONTENTMENT.

I FEEL LIKE I'M MARRIED

TO A NEW PERSON.

MY OLD HUSBAND IS NOT

AROUND ANYMORE, AND I'VE

GOT THIS NEW HUSBAND,

WHICH IS AWESOME.

EVERY OTHER RELIGION IS

CHRISTIANITY SEEKING GOD,

BUT CHRISTIANITY IS GOD

SEEKING MAN.

Gordon: ALL OF THE

OTHER RELIGIONS ARE ABOUT

HOW YOU CAN GET GOOD

ENOUGH, DO ENOUGH GOOD

THINGS, OBSERVE ENOUGH

RULES, THAT SOMEHOW OR

ANOTHER A DISTANT GOD

WOULD PAY ATTENTION TO

YOU.

CHRISTIANITY IS THIS:

JESUS CAME TO SAVE

SINNERS.

THAT'S WHAT HE CAME TO DO.

NO MATTER WHAT YOU'VE

DONE, NO MATTER WHO YOU

ARE, HE CAME FOR YOU.

FOR GOD SO LOVED THE

WORLD -- THAT'S YOU --

THAT WHOSOEVER --

WHOSOEVER -- THAT BELIEVE

IN HIM, WOULD NOT PERISH,

BUT HAVE EVERLASTING LIFE.

THE PROOF OF THE

RESURRECTION IS WHAT JESUS

DOES TODAY.

REALIZE HE IS THE SAME

YESTERDAY, TODAY, AND

FOREVER.

NOW, WHERE YOU LOOK AT THE

CLAIMS OF CHRISTIANITY,

YOU SEE SOME FANTASTIC

THINGS.

HERE A MAN BORN TO A

VIRGIN -- HOW DID THAT

HAPPEN?

WHO CLAIMS TO BE DIVINE,

100% GOD AND 100% MAN ALL

AT THE SAME TIME, CLAIMS

TO HAVE LIVED6

LIFE, NEVER DID ANYTHING

WRONG, AND THEN WAS TRIED,

BEATEN, CRUCIFIED, WENT

THROUGH THE SHAME OF ALL

OF THAT -- HE DIDN'T

DESERVE ANY OF IT -- HE

WENT THROUGH T THAT TO PAY

THE PRICE, TO PAY THE

PENALTY FOR YOU AND ME.

AND THEN HE DIDN'T JUST

STAY IN A GRAVE.

HE ROSE AGAIN.

THE TOMB IS EMPTY.

AND NOW HE SITS AT THE

RIGHT HAND OF THE FATHER,

PRAYING FOR YOU.

HE HAS DONE ALL OF THIS

FOR YOU.

AND NOW HE IS PRAYING FOR

YOU.

THESE CLAIMS ARE

FANTASTIC.

BUT THERE IS EYE WITNESS

TESTIMONY THROUGH THE

CENTURIES.

NOT JUST WHAT IS IN THE

BIBLE, BUT HOW HE HAS

TRANSFORMED LIVES,

CULTURES, NATIONS.

BUT ALL OF THAT IS

MEANINGLESS UNLESS YOU

HAVE THAT SAME EXPERIENCE.

UNLESS YOU KNOW FOR

YOURSELF, DEEP IN YOUR

HEART, THAT IT'S REAL.

AND UNTIL YOU KNOW THAT,

YOU'LL BE A SKEPTIC.

YOU'LL GO, WELL, I HEAR

ABOUT IT AND IT MAY BE

NICE FOR YOU, BUT WHAT

DOES IT MEAN FOR ME?

WELL, HERE IS THE PRAYER

FOR YOU.

AND MAYBE YOU'LL GET A

VISITATION FROM AN ANGEL.

MAYBE YOU'LL HAVE A

TINGLE.

MAYBE YOU'LL HAVE

SOMETHING HAPPEN.

BUT HERE IS THE PRAYER:

JESUS, IF YOU'RE REAL,

COULD YOU SHOW ME.

IF YOU DIED FOR ME, IF YOU

LOVE ME, IF YOU WANT ME TO

BE WITH YOU, COULD YOU

SHOW ME?

COULD YOU SHOW UP FOR ME?

I HEAR WHAT YOU'VE DONE

FOR OTHERS, AND I WANT

THAT.

I WANT -- IF THIS IS REAL,

I WANT THAT.

AND IF YOU PRAY THAT WITH

ALL OF YOUR HEART, THE

BIBLE SAYS THAT HE'LL

ANSWER AND HE'LL SHOW UP.

JUST WHAT HE DID FOR GREG,

HE'LL DO FOR YOU.

HE'LL CHANGE YOUR

INNERMOST BEING.

WHAT YOU USED TO WANT,

WHAT YOU USED TO THINK,

YOU NO LONGER THINK, YOU

NO LONGER WANT.

YOU WANT HIM.

YOU WANT THIS NEW LIFE

THAT HE TALKS ABOUT, THAT

HE GIVES SO FREELY.

SO IF THIS IS FOR YOU, IF

THIS IS WHAT YOU WANT,

DON'T CHANGE THE CHANNEL,

BUT LET TODAY BE THE DAY

THAT YOU FIND OUT JESUS IS

REAL AND HE IS THE SAME

YESTERDAY, TODAY, AND

FOREVER.

YOU CAN FIND THAT OUT FOR

YOURSELF.

YOU CAN HAVE DIRECT

EVIDENCE OF HIS EXISTENCE

BECAUSE HE WANTS THAT FOR

YOU.

HE WANTS THAT RELATIONSHIP

WITH YOU.

SO IF THIS IS FOR YOU, BOW

YOUR HEAD RIGHT NOW AND

LET'S PRAY, AND LET'S LET

JESUS SHOW UP FOR YOU.

PRAY WITH ME.

JESUS -- THAT'S RIGHT, SAY

IT OUT LOUD.

JESUS, I'VE HEARD ABOUT

YOU, AND I WANT TO KNOW

THAT YOU'RE REAL, THAT YOU

ARE THE SAME YESTERDAY,

TODAY, AND FOREVER.

SO, JESUS, I OPEN MY HEART

TO YOU.

AND I ASK THAT YOU COME

IN.

I ASK THAT YOU DO FOR ME

WHAT I'VE SEEN YOU DO FOR

OTHERS.

CHANGE MY LIFE.

MAKE ME NEW AGAIN.

FORGIVE ME OF THE THINGS

THAT I'VE DONE WRONG.

AND, JESUS, IF YOU DO THIS

FOR ME, I WANT TO FOLLOW

YOU ALL THE DAYS OF MY

LIFE.

HEAR MY PRAYER, ANSWER IT

TODAY, FOR I ASK IT IN

JESUS' NAME.

FATHER, FOR THOSE WHO JUST

PRAYED, I ASK FOR A

BAPTISM IN YOUR LOVE AND

IN YOUR SALVATION.

LET YOUR PRESENCE SURROUND

THEM AND FILL THEM TO

OVERFLOWING.

LET THEM KNOW THAT RIGHT

NOW THEIR PRAYER HAS BEEN

HEARD AND HAS BEEN

ANSWERED.

AND I ASK IT ALL IN JESUS'

NAME.

AMEN.

IF YOU PRAYED WITH ME,

THERE IS ONE MORE THING I

WANT YOU TO DO.

I WANT YOU TO MAKE A PHONE

CALL.

LET SOMEBODY ELSE KNOW.

THE BIBLE SAYS, WHEN YOU

BELIEVE IN YOUR HEART AND

THEN CONFESS WITH YOUR

MOUTH, YOU SHALL BE SAVED.

SO DO IT NOW.

1-800-759-0700.

THE PHONE CALL IS FREE.

I'VE GOT SOMETHING FOR YOU

WHEN YOU MAKE THE CALL.

IT'S CALLED A NEW DAY.

IN HERE IS A C.D. TEACHING

OF WHAT DO CHRISTIANS

BELIEVE?

HOW DO YOU LIVE THE

CHRISTIAN LIFE?

WHAT ARE ARE TH THE NEXT STEPS?

THE C.D. IS FREE, THE

PHONE CALL IS FREE.

1-800-759-0700.

TERRY, OVER TO YOU.

Terry: STILL AHEAD,

DURING 22 YEARS OF

SERVICE, THIS WARRIOR

DEPLOYED 14 TIMES.

I'M VERY PROUD OF MY

WIFE.

SHE TOOK CARE OF THE KIDS,

TOOK CARE OF THE

HOUSEHOLD, TOOK CARE OF

THE BILLS.

HE IS A HERO.

AND FOR A HERO TO TALK

ABOUT ME LIKE THAT, YOU

KNOW, IT FEELS GOOLDE.

GOOD.

Terry: WATCH HOW THIS

COUPLE TACKLES NEW

CHALLENGES TOGETHER, WITH

A LITTLE HELP ON THE

HOMEFRONT.

Efrem: WELCOME BACK

TO "THE 700 CLUB."

ISLAMIC EXTREMISTS KILLED

FOUR PEOPLE AND INJURED

DOZENS OF OTHERS DURING A

LARGE MUSLIM PRAYER

GATHERING TODAY.

THE TERRORISTS THREW HOME

MADE BOMBS AND FOUGHT

POLICE IN A GUN BATTLE.

AT LEAST ONE OF THE BOMBS

EXPLODED IN THE PRAYER.

ISIS IS TIGHTENING ITS

GRIP ON THE ESTIMATED

3,000 YAZIDI WOMEN AND

GIRLS IT HOLDS AS SEX

SLAVES.

ISIS HAS CREATED A DATA

BASIS FOR THE WOMEN WITH

THEIR PHOTOS, TO PREVENT

THEM FROM SCAPING THROUGH

ISIS CHECK POINTS.

YOU CAN ALWAYS GET THE

LATEST FROM CBN NEWS BY

GOING TO cbnnews.com.

GORDON AND TERRY ARE RIGHT

BACK WITH MORE OF "THE 700

CLUB."

IT'S COMING UP AFTER THIS.

Gordon: DONNY IS A

WARRIOR WHO SPENT MOST OF

THE LAST 20 YEARS IN THE

ARMY SPECIAL FORCES.

HE IS A REAL HERO.

JUST ASK HIS WIFE,

MICHELLE.

BUT IF YOU TALK TO DONNY,

HE'LL GIVE HER THE CREDIT

FOR HIS SUCCESS.

THEY BOTH MADE

EXTRAORDINARY SACRIFICES

FOR OUR COUNTRY, SO WHEN

WE DISCOVERED THEIR FAMILY

NEEDED HELP, WE WERE MORE

THAN HAPPY TO PROVIDE IT.

Reporter: ARMY

VETERAN DONNY IS MAKING UP

FOR LOST TIME WITH HIS

WIFE, MICHELLE, FIVE KIDS,

AND ONE GRANDCHILD.

IN HIS 22 YEARS WITH THE

ARMY, DONNY DEPLOYED 14

TIMES.

WHILE SERVING ON THE FRONT

LINES, HE DEPENDED ON

MICHELLE TO KEEP THE

HOUSEHOLD RUNNING.

I'M VERY PROUD OF MY

WIFE.

I WOULDN'T BE ABLE TO DO

MY JOB IF IT WASN'T FOR

HER.

SHE TOOK CARE OF THE KID,

TOOK CARE OF THE

HOUSEHOLD, TOOK CARE OF

THE BILLS.

Reporter: MICHELLE

APPRECIATES THE

RECOGNITION.

IN MY EYES, HE IS A

WARRIOR, AND SO HE IS A

HERO.

AND FOR A HERO TO TALK

ABOUT ME LIKE THAT, I

MEAN, IT JUST KIND OF

FEELS GOOD.

Reporter: AFTER DONNY

RETIRED, THE COUPLE WENT

INTO MINISTRY, MAKING LESS

INCOME THAN WHEN DONNY WAS

IN THE ARMY.

SO WHEN THE REFRIGERATOR

AND WAS WASHER AND DRIER

BROKE, THEY DIDN'T HAVE

THE MONEY TO REPLACE THEM.

AND THEN FLOW STORMS AND

FLOODS DAMAGED THEIR HOME.

STRAPPED WITH SEVERAL

THOUSAND DOLLARS OF

INSURANCE DEDUCTIBLES,

THEY PRAYED THAT GOD WOULD

PROVIDE THE FINANCES.

WHEN I WOULD LAY MY

HEAD DOWN AT NIGHT,

SAYING, OKAY, LORD, HOW

ARE YOU GOING TO DO THIS?

YOU DON'T LEAVE YOUR

CHILDREN BEGGING FOR

BREAD.

Reporter: PRAYERS

WERE ANSWERED WITH CBN'S

"HELPING THE HOMEFRONT"

TEAMED UP WITH THEIR

CHURCH.

SOMEONE LIKE YOU,

"HELPING THE HOMEFRONT,"

TO COME IN AND TO PROVIDE

THE FINANCES, TO HELP A

FAMILY LIKE DONNY AND

MICHELLE, IT IS HUGE FOR

THEM BECAUSE IT ALLOWS

THEM TO, NUMBER ONE, GET

HELP, AND TO CONTINUE TO

DO WHAT GOD HAS CALLED

THEM TO DO.

Reporter: THEY PAID

DONNY AND MICHELLE A

SURPRISE VISIT.

YOU ALWAYS PUT OTHERS

FIRST.

YOU NEVER PUT YOURSELF

FIRST.

TODAY IS ABOUT PUTTING YOU

FIRST.

THEREFORE CBN AND BETHEL

COMMUNITY CHURCH ARE

PARTNERING TOGETHER TO PAY

ALL YOUR DEDUCTIBLES FROM

THE STORM DAMAGE TO YOUR

HOME.

BUT NOT ONLY THAT, DONNY,

EVERY GOOD WOMAN, EVERY

GOOD WIFE, NEEDS A GREAT

REFRIGERATOR.

SO WE'RE TAKING A FIELD

TRIP TODAY TO GO BUY A

BRAND NEW REFRIGERATOR FOR

YOU GUYS.

WOW!

AND THERE IS EVEN

SOMETHING ELSE.

NOT ONLY THAT, BUT WE'RE

ALSO GOING TO GO AND GET

YOU GUYS A BRAND NEW

WASHER AND DRIER.

WHAT DO YOU ALL THINK

ABOUT THAT?

WE WANT TO THANK YOU

GUYS FOR REAL.

YOU GUYS ARE AN AMAZING

COUPLE.

THANK YOU.

YOU GUYS HAVE BEEN

TRULY AMAZING.

WE LOVE YOUR FAMILY.

WE LOVE YOU GUYS.

Reporter: THEN IT WAS

TIME FOR THE FIELD TRIP,

TO GET THEIR NEW

REFRIGERATOR AND WASHER

AND DRIER.

I'M VERY GRATEFUL FOR

CBN STEPPING IN AND TAKING

THIS OFF OF OUR PLATES.

Gordon: WE WANT TO

HELP ON THE HOMEFRONT.

IT IS ONE OF THOSE UNTOLD

STORIES.

THE FAMILIES OF OUR

SERVICE MEMBERS ARE

SERVING, TOO.

AND WE WANT TO HELP THEM

AND WE WANT TO HONOR THEIR

SERVICE.

THE NUMBER OF DEPLOYMENTS

THAT HAVE HAPPENED OVER

THE PAST 15 YEARS HAVE

BEEN RECORDS.

AND THEY ARE SOME OF THE

LONGEST SERVICE TIMES IN

THE HISTORY OF OUR NATION.

AND WE WANT TO HONOR THE

FAMILIES THAT HAVE

SACRIFICED, TOO.

IF YOU WANT TO BE A PART

OF IT, THERE ARE TWO WAYS.

ONE, YOU CAN JOIN "700

CLUB INTERACTIVE."

HOW MUCH IS THAT?

$20 A MONTH, 65 CENTS A

DAY.

WHEN YOU JOIN, ASK FOR

PLEDGE EXPRESS, WHERE THE

BANK DOES ALL OF THE WORK

AND WE SAVE SO MUCH ON THE

PROCESSING, WE CAN SEND,

AS OUR GIFT TO YOU, "POWER

FOR LIFE," MONTHLY

TEACHING C.D.s.

THE OTHER WAY YOU CAN DO

IT IS DESIGNATE YOUR

GIVING TO "HELPING THE

HOMEFRONT," WHERE 100% OF

YOUR GIFT WILL GO INTO

HELPING OUR FAMILIES OF

SERVICE MEMBERS.

THIS IS ACTIVE DUTY

SERVICE MEMBERS.

WE WANT TO HELP THEM AND

THEIR FAMILIES.

SO IF YOU WANT TO HELP THE

HOMEFRONT, THERE IS THE

ADDRESS.

VIRGINIA BEACH, VIRGINIA,

23463.

YOU CAN GO TO cbn.com,

AND ON THE GIVING PAGE

THERE IS A WAY YOU CAN

DESIGNATE YOUR GIFT.

OR YOU CAN JUST CALL,

1-800-759-0700, AND SAY, I

WANT TO GIVE TO "HELPING

THE HOMEFRONT."

DO IT NOW, 1-800-759-0700.

TERRY?

Terry: IT'S A GREAT

STORY.

> UP NEXT, A SINGLE

INJECTION OF BOTOX BRINGS

A WOMAN RELIEF FROM 17

YEARS OF PAIN, BUT AS HER

DOCTOR EXPLAINS, IT COMES

WITH A CATCH.

HE SAID, YOU'RE GOING

TO NEED TO COME BACK EVERY

MONTH.

IF YOU WAIT TOO LONG, THE

PAIN IS GOING TO COME BACK

AND IT'S GOING TO HIT YOU

LIKE A FREIGHT TRAIN.

Terry: SEE WHY THIS

WOMAN NEVER RETURNED FOR

HER FOLLOW-UP SHOT, AFTER

THIS.

PLUS, DO YOU NEED A

MIRACLE IN YOUR LIFE?

WE WANT YOU TO STAY TUNED

BECAUSE WE'RE GOING TO BE

PRAYING WITH YOU AND

BELIEVING WITH YOU RIGHT

AFTER THIS.

Terry: RHONDA ENDURED

17 YEARS OF CHRONIC PAIN.

SHE HAD GIVEN UP HOPE THAT

SHE WOULD EVER BE HEALED.

IN FACT, SHE HAD EVEN

FORGOTTEN WHAT IT FELT

LIKE TO BE REALLY FREE OF

PAIN.

BUT THEN ONE DAY SOMETHING

HAPPENED FOR WHICH

RHONDA'S DOCTOR SAID THERE

IS NO MEDICAL EXPLANATION.

Reporter: IT WAS

1986, WHEN A SIMPLE DRIVE

TO RUN A FEW ERRANDS

TURNED INTO A NIGHTMARE

FOR RHONDA SHORTINO.

ANOTHER CAR RAN A STOP

SIGN AND WAS HEADED

STRAIGHT TOWARDS HER.

I VEERED INTO ONCOMING

TRAFFIC AND VEERED BACK TO

NOT BE HIT.

Reporter: SHE MISSED

THE OTHER CAR, BUT JUMPED

THE CURB AND STOPPED

ABRUPTLY, SEVERELY

THROWING HER NECK.

SHE WAS DIAGNOSED WITH A

CONCUSSION AND RELEASED.

I WOULD TIGHTEN UP,

SCRUNCH UP, AND THEN I

WOULD HAVE MUSCLE SPASMS

IN MY NECK AND SHOULDERS

AND DOWN THROUGH MY UPPER

BACK.

ONE OF THE MANIFESTATIONS

THAT HAPPENED, THAT I

DIDN'T EVEN REALIZE, WAS

THAT I CONSTANTLY HAD THIS

LOOK ON MY FACE, LIKE

ANGRY.

Reporter: NOT ONLY

WAS SHE STILL IN SEVERE

PAIN, BUT IT NEVER WENT

AWAY.

OVER THE PERIOD OF

MAYBE THREE OR FOUR YEARS

FOLLOWING THAT, I SAW LOTS

OF DIFFERENT DOCTORS AND

TRIED PHYSICAL THERAPY AND

TRIED VARIOUS THINGS.

NOTHING WAS AFFECTIVE.

Reporter: MORE M.R.I.

TESTS SHOWED TWO

DEGENERATED DISCS AND A

PINCHED NERVE.

I FELT LIKE THE ANSWER

FROM ALL OF THEM SEEMED TO

BE THAT I WASN'T A GREAT

CANDIDATE FOR SURGERY,

THAT THE RISK-BENEFIT

ANALYSIS DIDN'T MAKE

SENSE.

THE SURGERY COULD BE MORE

DAMAGING THAN WHAT IT

MIGHT DO GOOD.

Reporter: THE RISKS

INCLUDED PARALYSIS OR

DEATH.

SO REALLY ALL THEY HAD

FOR ME WAS TO TAKE PILLS.

Reporter: AS A

CHRISTIAN, RHONDA POURED

HER HEART OUT TO GOD.

OH, LET'S SEE.

I WENT THROUGH PLEADING

WITH GOD.

I TRIED BEGGING.

AND THEN I BARGAINED.

I JUST TRIED EVERYTHING I

KNEW TO TRY IN TERMS OF MY

CONVERSATIONS WITH GOD.

AND I THOUGHT, WELL, MAYBE

THIS IS THAT THORN IN THE

FLESH.

MAYBE I'M NOT GOING TO BE

DELIVERED FROM THIS.

SO MAYBE I'M JUST SUPPOSED

TO LEARN HOW TO DEAL WITH

IT.

SO THAT'S WHAT I DID.

Reporter: THEN IN

2005, 17 YEARS AFTER THE

ACCIDENT, RHONDA WENT TO

AN ORTHOPEDIC SURGEON.

HE SENT HER TO SEE A PAIN

MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST IN

PAMONA.

HE DECIDED TO USE BOTOX

INJECTIONS THAT HAVE BEEN

PROVEN TO HELP PEOPLE WITH

CHRONIC PAIN.

WHEN HE WALKED BACK

INTO THE ROOM, I WAS

BOO-HOOING, BUT WATER WAS

FLOWING OUT OF MY EYES

BECAUSE FOR THE VERY FIRST

TIME IN 17 YEARS I FELT NO

PAIN.

I HAD FORGOTTEN WHAT IT

FELT LIKE TO NOT FEEL

PAIN.

Reporter: BUT THERE

WAS A CATCH.

HE SAID, IT'S NOT

PERMANENT.

IT'S GOING TO WEAR OFF.

YOU'RE GOING TO NEED TO

COME BACK EVERY MONTH.

AND HE SAID, BE SURE TO

COME BACK BEFORE THE

MONTH, BECAUSE HE SAID, IF

YOU WAIT TOO LONG, THE THE

PAIN IS GOING TO COME

BACK, AND IT IS GOING TO

HIT YOU LIKE A FREIGHT

TRAIN.

Reporter: THAT

FREIGHT TRAIN NEVER CAME

BACK.

IN A FEW MONTHS, SHE WENT

BACK TO THE DOCTOR FOR A

FOLLOWUP VISIT.

SHE SAYS HE WAS ASTOUNDED.

BADE O BASED ON HIS REVIEW OF

THE M.R.I. AND HIS

DIAGNOSIS, HE THOUGHT I

WOULD BE WORKING WITH THE

DOCTOR IN CASACALINA FOR

THE REST OF MY LIFE.

HE JUST WAS DELIGHTED.

HE WAS DELIGHTED AND SAID,

WOW, THERE IS NO MEDICAL

EXPLANATION, HE SAID, FOR

WHAT YOU'RE TELLING ME.

Reporter: RHONDA HAS

BEEN PAIN-FREE SINCE 2005.

SHE AND HER HUSBAND, NICK,

ARE THANKFUL FOR GOD'S

HEALING.

ONE OF THE CONCLUSIONS

I'VE DRAWN FROM THIS WHOLE

EXPERIENCE IS THAT WE HAVE

A ROLE IN THE RECEIVING OF

OUR MIRACLES.

AND NOT NECESSARILY THAT

WE HAVE TO HAVE, YOU KNOW,

SOME GREAT FAITH.

I DIDN'T HAVE GREAT FAITH.

I WAS A CHRISTIAN, BUT I

WASN'T BELIEVING FOR MY

MIRACLE.

I WAS HOPING FOR, YOU

KNOW, A LITTLE BIT OF

RELIEF FROM PAIN.

I JUST SETTLED.

I SETTLED FOR LESS THAN

WHAT GOD HAD FOR ME.

AND I CAN ASSURE YOU, I'M

NOT SETTLING FOR ANYTHING

ANYMORE.

MY HEART BREAKS FOR PEOPLE

WHO HAVE GONE YEARS AND

YEARS AND YEARS IN PAIN.

FOR PEOPLE FOR WHOM THERE

IS NO CURE, THE DOCTORS

SAY THERE IS NO HELP,

THERE IS NOTHING WE CAN

DO, BECAUSE I'VE HEARD

THOSE WORDS.

BUT THERE IS HOPE.

AND THERE IS -- IT'S NEVER

TOO LATE FOR GOD.

AND IF HE COULD HEAL ME,

THEN HE CAN HEAL ANYONE

WHO IS WATCHING THIS.

HE IS NO RESPECTER OF

PERSONS.

HIS POWER IS THE SAME

TODAY AS IT EVER WAS.

WE DON'T HAVE TO BEG HIM

TO DO WHAT HE WANTS DONE.

GOOD HEALTH, GOOD

RELATIONSHIPS, PEACE AND

JOY AND FINANCIAL

PROVISION.

HE WANTS THAT FOR ALL OF

US.

SO THAT'S WHAT I HOPE

PEOPLE HEAR FROM ME.

Terry: I HOPE YOU

HEARD THAT LOUD AND CLEAR.

THE BIBLE SAYS YOU HAVE

NOT BECAUSE YOU ASK NOT.

TODAY WE WANT TO ENCOURAGE

AND BUILD YOUR FAITH.

AND WE WANT TO ASK FOR YOU

AND ALSO WITH YOU.

ASK THE LORD TO DO THE

MIRACULOUS IN YOUR LIFE.

HERE IS ALAN, WHO LIVES IN

HAWTHORNE, CALIFORNIA.

HE TORE THE MENISCUS IN

BOTH KNEES.

AFTER UNDERGOING PHYSICAL

THERAPY FOR A YEAR, HE

FINALLY SCHEDULED AN

APPOINTMENT FOR KNEE

SURGERY.

ONLY 12 DAYS BEFORE THAT

OPERATION WAS TO BE

PERFORMED, HE WAS WATCHING

THIS PROGRAM.

GORDON, YOU GAVE THIS WORD

OF KNOWLEDGE: "PROBLEMS IN

BOTH OF YOUR KNEES, PAIN,

AND YOU'RE LOOKING AT

SURGERY AND YOU'RE

WONDERING WHAT TO DO.

GOD HAS HEARD YOUR CRY.

STAND UP, BEGIN TO MOVE

THOSE KNEES, AND REALIZE

YOU ARE HEALED IN JESUS'

NAME."

ALLEN CANCELLED HIS

SURGERY.

AND THE NEXT MONTH, WHEN

THE DOCTOR EXAMINED HIS

KNEES, HE ANNOUNCED,

THEY'RE GOOD.

AND HE HASN'T THAT ANY

PROBLEMS SINCE.

Gordon: MONIQUE FROM

SPRING VALLEY, CALIFORNIA,

SUFFERED FROM MIGRAINE

HEADACHES FOR 34 YEARS.

THEY GREW MORE AND MORE

FREQUENT UNTIL SHE WAS

AVERAGING A MIGRAINE

NEARLY EVERY OTHER DAY.

SOME WERE SO SEVERE THAT

SHE COULDN'T SEE OR MOVE

AT ALL.

SHE WAS OFTEN TAKEN TO THE

EMERGENCY ROOM, WHERE SHE

WOULD BE HEAVILY SEDATED.

THEN LAST FEBRUARY MONIQUE

WAS WATCHING "THE 700

CLUB."

TERRY, YOU GAVE THIS WORD:

"SOMEONE ELSE WITH

MIGRAINE HEADACHES, BE SET

FREE NOW.

AND GOD HAS TAKEN THAT

AWAY FROM YOU."

WELL, MONIQUE CLAIMED THE

WORD FOR HERSELF.

SHE SOON REALIZED THAT SHE

WASN'T HAVING MIGRAINES

ANYMORE, AND NOW FOUR

MONTHS LATER, SHE IS STILL

MIGRAINE-FREE.

IN RHONDA'S STORY, THERE

IS A PROGRESSION SHE GOES

THROUGH.

SHE SAYS, FIRST I PLEADED.

THEN I BEGGED.

AND THEN I BARGAINED.

REALIZE THAT EACH TIME

YOU'RE DOING THAT, YOU'RE

ACTUALLY CONFESSING

UNBELIEF.

YOU'RE SAYING JESUS DIDN'T

DO IT.

THAT SOMEHOW I'VE GOT TO

CONVINCE GOD THAT I'M GOOD

ENOUGH, OR I'VE GOT TO GET

IN HIS GOOD GRACES, OR

I'VE GOT TO TRADE

SOMETHING FOR THIS.

NO.

JESUS DID IT ALL.

AND HIS PROMISE TO YOU IS

IF YOU ABIDE IN HIM AND

HIS WORDS ABIDE IN YOU,

YOU WILL ASK WHATEVER YOU

WANT -- WHATEVER YOU

WANT -- REALIZE WHEN GOD

ANSWERS PRAYER IN JESUS'

NAME, JESUS GETS

GLORIFIED.

JESUS GETS GLORIFIED.

HE WANTS TO O DO THAT.

DO THAT.

WE DON'T HAVE TO CONVINCE

HIM.

HE WANTS TO DO IT.

WELL, HOW DO YOU ABIDE?

WELL, THE SAME WAY YOU'RE

SITTING IN THE CHAIR.

THERE IS NO EFFORT TO IT.

YOU'RE JUST SITTING IN THE

CHAIR.

REST IN HIM.

REST IN THE FINISHED WORK

OF THE CROSS.

AND THEN LET HIS WORDS BE

IN YOU.

BE HEALED.

LET THAT WORD BE IN YOU.

AND REALIZE HE HAS ALREADY

DONE IT.

NOW, WE'RE GOING TO PRAY.

WE'RE GOING TO BELIEVE.

THAT'S ALL WE HAVE TO DO.

WE'RE JUST GOING TO

BELIEVE.

WE'RE GOING TO REST IN

THAT AND LET JESUS DO ALL

OF THE REST.

LET'S PRAY.

LORD, WE LIFT THE NEEDS OF

THE AUDIENCE IN YOU, AND

AS PEOPLE ARE JUST RESTING

IN YOU, RESTING IN THE

FINISHED WORK OF THE

CROSS, WE JUST SPEAK TO

ALL PAIN.

AND WE SPEAK ESPECIALLY TO

MUSCLE PAIN IN THE NECK

AND IN THE BACK, AND THOSE

SPASMS THAT COME, AND THAT

CHRONIC PAIN.

IN JESUS' NAME, BE

RELEASED FROM IT NOW.

BE HEALED AND BE SET FREE

FROM IT.

THE SPIRIT OF IN FIRM INFIRMITY

LEAVE YOU NOW IN JESUS'

NAME.

DEPART AND LET PEACE COME

AND HEALING COME IN THE

NAME OF JESUS.

TERRY, WHAT DO YOU HAVE?

Terry: SOMEONE, YOUR

LEFT EAR, YOU'RE REALLY

LOSING HEARING.

IT HAS JUST POPPED.

GOD OPENED THAT UP FOR YOU

AND IT IS HEALED IN JESUS'

NAME.

Gordon: THERE ARE

MANY PEOPLE WITH BACK

CONDITIONS, AND THERE IS

ONE IN PARTICULAR WHERE

YOU'VE HAD A SPIKE OF PAIN

RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF

YOUR SHOULDER BLADES.

GOD HAS JUST RELEASED THAT

FROM YOU.

ALL OF THAT TENSION IS

JUST DROPPING OFF OF YOU.

RAISE YOUR ARMS AND BEGIN

TO PRAISE THE LORD.

FOR OTHERS, BEGIN TO DO

WHAT YOU COULDN'T DO

BEFORE AND REALIZE GOD HAS

HEALED YOU.

IF YOU'VE BEEN TOUCHED BY

GOD, WE WANT TO SHARE IN

YOUR GOOD REPORT.

SO CALL US:

1-800-759-0700.

> WE LEAVE YOU WITH THIS

WORD FROM MARK: "HE SAID

TO HER, DAUGHTER, YOUR

FAITH HAS MADE YOU WELL.

GO IN PEACE AND BE HEALED

OF YOUR AFFLICTION."

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