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Bring It On-Line: - October 6, 2016

How do I get rid of this curse? How can we keep people from cheating? If I don't see any true Christian values in either of the Presidential candidates, should I just not vote? How do I know if a thought is God given? Read Transcript


What have you got?


Time to bring it on.

You ready to answer some questions?

This is Katherine, who says, "I think

there's a curse of alcohol on my family.

My father was an alcoholic till the day he died.

My brother is an alcoholic and a drug addict.

Both my sisters drink too much.

And even though I never touch the stuff, last year

while driving home from work, I was almost

killed by a drunk driver.

How do I get rid of this curse?"

Well, a couple things.

I do believe that there's a chemical tendency that

is in families.

A certain--

TERRY MEEUWSEN: Genetically.

--genetic makeup that makes you susceptible to beverage


And you know, just one or two drinks

and you're off into an alcohol-induced fog.

But how do you do it?

I do believe there's a spirit-- there's spirits

behind some of these things.

And I think what you need to do--

the word is, I bind you, Satan and the spirits of evil,

and I command you to leave me.

Say that out loud, believing.

If there's several of you, join hands and say,

in the name of Jesus, I bind you,

you spirit of alcohol addiction.

And I command you to leave my family.

All right.

This is Peggy, who says, "Dear Pat, I have been praying

for our country along with you, but with everything that

is at stake during this election,

I can't help but be concerned about the integrity

of the election process.

With the rejection of voter ID laws,

and the fact that one does not need to prove citizenship

to register in some places, people voting multiple times

and polling computers rigged to a specific outcome,

how can we trust the results to reflect the will of the people?

How can we keep people from cheating?"

Well, it's really tough.

They found some kid in Virginia, I think,

who was registering dead people.

And they just busted him a few days ago.

And others have been cheating-- they have multiple identities,

and so forth.

The Russians apparently hacked into our election files.

I mean, it's a mess.

So can we trust it?

I think, well, we're going to have to do everything we can,

but that's the best we can do.

You say, what can we do?

I think we've got to trust the Lord.

I mean, what else can you do?

We're going to do the best we can, but there's no guarantee.

But I do think there needs to be vigilance on the part

of both campaigns to monitor the election results,

to monitor the polls.

They used to have poll watchers that

would go in and make sure that the people were registered


But you know, the idea of having a voter ID

is certainly appropriate, and yet the laws, of course,

have struck some of those laws down.

And it's chaos, because the courts

won't let the people do what's wise to protect

the electoral process.


This is Joyce, who says, "Dear Pat,

I don't see any true Christian values

in either of the presidential candidates.

Should I just not vote?"

I think-- you're not voting for Jesus.

He's the only one who's perfect.

Everything else is imperfect.

Listen to what they say, and it's

a question of what programs are they going to put in place.

What do they support?

Do they support, for example, the sanctity of life?

Or are they for partial-birth abortion?

Are they for freedom?

Or do they want excessive regulation?

You've got to ask what all those things are,

and then vote in relation to that.

But don't look for perfection.

I mean, politicians are very flawed.

All right, last question.

This is Janeen, who says, "How do I

know if a thought is God-given?

How do I become a better listener to God's plan?

Well, you read the Book of Hebrews.

Through reason of use, your senses

are exercised to learn good from evil.

Just a question of practicing the presence of God,

testing God.

Listen to what He says, check it against the Word,

and don't go off half-cocked on something

because you've got a, quote, "revelation."

There are so many people have been misled

because they think they're, quote, "hearing from God,"

and they're not.

We leave you with today's Power Minute from Psalm 20.

"May He grant you according to your heart's desire,

and fulfill all your purpose."

What a wonderful word.


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