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700 Club Interactive -October 11, 2016

Novelist and Messianic Rabbi, Jonathan Cahn, uncovers the deep mysteries of God’s Word in his latest book “The Book of Mysteries.” Read Transcript


Gordon: A MOTHER'S

PRAYER FOR HER DRUG AND

ALCOHOLIC-ADDICTED SON.

YOU'VE GOT TO DO

SOMETHING BECAUSE I CAN'T

DO IT, AND I KNOW HAD IS

KILLING HIMSELF.

Gordon: TURNS TO

DESPERATION AFTER A

LIFE-THREATENING ACCIDENT.

NEIL, YOU HAVE BEEN

STUBBORN YOUR WHOLE LIFE.

DON'T GIVE UP NOW.

DON'T GIVE UP.

Gordon: SEE HOW HER

PRAYERS WERE ANSWERED ON

TODAY'S "700 CLUB

INTERACTIVE."

> WELL, WELCOME TO THE

SHOW.

RECENTLY CBN HOSTED DION

JOSEPH, A SKID-ROW COP

WHO'S KINDNESS IS MAKING A

DIFFERENCE ON THE STREETS

OF L.A., AND SKID ROW

NEEDS ALL OF THE HELP IT

CAN GET.

THANKFULLY OTHER FOLKS,

LIKE FRED AND WILLIE

JORDAN, HAVE TEAMED UP

WITH FOOT LOCKER TO GIVE

AWAY THOUSANDS OF PAIRS OF

SHOES TO NEEDY CHILDREN ON

AND AROUND SKID ROW.

I STILL REMEMBERED HOW

HUMILIATED I FELT WHEN THE

TEACHER LOOKED DOWN AND

SHE SAID, WILLIE LOU,

WHERE ARE YOUR SHOES?

AND WHEN I CAME TO THE

MISSION AND SAW AN

OPPORTUNITY TO HELP KIDS,

I THOUGHT, I DON'T WANT

THEM TO BE EMBARRASSED,

HUMILIATED BY INSENSITIVE

PEOPLE.

Gordon: WHAT A GREAT

THING.

OVER THE PAST 28 YEARS,

THIS COUPLE HAS DONATED

OVER 100,000 PAIRS OF

SHOES.

AND ON THE DAY WE WERE

SHOOTING, THE CHILDREN

RECEIVED BACKPACKS,

CLOTHES, AND EVEN HAIR

HAIRCUTS, AND THAT IS A

GREAT THING, TOO.

Terry: THAT IS A

GREAT THING.

THEY'VE BEEN DOING THAT

FOR YEARS AND MINISTERING

TO SINGLE MOMS IN THE

COMMUNITY.

IT IS A WONDERFUL

OUTREACH.

IT IS INTERESTING HOW GOD

TAKES SOMETHING NEGATIVE,

THAT HAPPENED TO HER AS A

CHILDREN, AND MAKE

SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL ABOUT

IT.

Gordon: YOU NEVER

FORGET WHERE YOU COME

FROM.

AND YOU SAY, HOW CAN I GO

BACK AND HELP?

HOW CAN I HELP OTHER

PEOPLE WHO ARE JUST LIKE

ME, IN THE SAME

SITUATION -- HOW CAN I

GIVE THEM A HOPE AND A

FUTURE AND LIFT THEM.

Terry: IT IS

WONDERFUL TO SEE.

> WE TALKED ABOUT THE

NFL PLAYERS ANTHEM

PROTEST, AND NOW TERRY

BRADSHAW CHIMED IN AS

WELL.

DURING AN APPEARANCE ON

FOX AND FRIENDS, HE

DISCUSSED PROBLEMS IN

TODAY'S AMERICA.

AND HE SAID, QUOTE,"I DO

HAVE A PROBLEM WHEN PEOPLE

IN THIS COUNTRY DON'T

RESPECT OUR FLAG AND

NATIONAL ANTHEM."

ALL YOU'VE GOT TO DO IS

LOOK AROUND, THIS COUNTRY

IS GETTING WORSE AND

WORSE, AND MORE AND MORE

IMMORAL AND WE'RE ROTTING.

WE CAN'T TALK ABOUT JESUS

AND SO WE SAY I'M

RELIGIOUS, BECAUSE IF YOU

SAY JESUS, YOU'RE

AUTOMATICALLY PIGEONHOLED

AND KICKED OFF THE DESK.

Gordon: I KEEP

HEARING FROM ATHLETES,

THAT WHEN THEY START

TALKING ABOUT HOW THE

LORD

JESUS HELPED THEM, AND

MADE SUCH A DIFFERENCE IN

THEIR LIVES, THE NETWORKS

ALL TURN AWAY.

THEY NEVER BROADCAST THAT.

THEY REALLY LIKE IT WHEN

OUR REPORTERS COME AND

TALK TO THEM AND LET

THEM -- PLEASE, WE WANT

MORE OF THIS.

WE WANT TO AIR THIS.

I KNOW FROM MY OWN

EXPERIENCE, TRYING TO

PLACE PROGRAMS ON TV

NETWORKS, THAT IT'S

DIFFICULT.

WE LIVE IN VERY

INTERESTING TIMES, AND THE

VERY TIME THAT WE NEED GOD

THE MOST IS WHEN WE'RE

PUSHING HIM AWAY AND

TRYING TO SAY, WE'VE GOT

THIS.

WE CAN TAKE IT ON OUR OWN

Terry: ABSOLUTELY.

I THINK THAT IS THE PERIL

OF GOD'S PEOPLE OVER THE

YEARS.

YOU'RE BLESSED AND YOU'RE

ENJOYING THE BLESSINGS,

AND YOU FORGET THE POWER

BEHIND THAT AND WHO THEY

CAME FROM.

Gordon: AND WE DPRG FORGET

THIS VERSE FROM

DEUTERONOMY: "NOT EVER

THINK IT WAS YOUR OWN

POWER AND STRENGTH THAT

MADE YOU WEALTHY.

ALWAYS REMEMBER IT IS THE

LORD, YOUR GOD, WHO GIVES

UT POWEYOU THE POWER TO GET

WEALTH."

> THE BEST-SELLING

AUTHOR AND MESSIANIC

AUTHOR JOH JONATHAN CAHN THERE

TELL YOU THERE ARE

MINISTERS TO BE REVEALED.

Reporter: JONATHAN

CAHN IS KNOWN FOR HIS

BEST-SELLING NOVEL, "THE

HARBINGER."

HIS TEACHINGS, WHICH ARE

KNOWN FOR REVEALING THE

DEEP MYSTERIES OF GOD'S

WORD ARE BROADCAST AROUND

THE WORLD.

IN HIS DEVOTIONAL, "THE

BOOK OF MYSTERIES," HE

TAKES YOU ON A ONE-YEAR

JOURNEY TO MOUNTAINTOPS

AND THE OIL-LIT CHAMBERS

OF SCROLLS TO UNCOVER

SECRETS HE SAYS WILL

CHANGE YOUR LIFE.

Gordon: HE HAS A NEW

BOOK OUT, "THE BOOK OF

MYSTERIES," AND JONATHAN JONATHAN

CAHN IS HERE LIVE.

WHAT IS THE ARCH OF VEIL?

IN THE HARBINGER, THE

NATION THAT IS WARNED BY

GOD, INSTEAD OF COMING

BACK, IT GETS WORSE.

IT IS HAPPENING.

IN ANCIENT ISRAEL, WHEN

THESE THINGS WERE

HAPPENING, AND IT WAS THE

HARBINGERS AND JUDGMENT,

THEY WERE WORSHIPPING

BAIL, OR A-AL, THE

ANTI-GOD.

YOU THINK HOW ON EARTH

WOULD THAT HAPPEN?

IN THE LAST MONTH, IT

HAPPENED.

IN NEW YORK CITY THEY

ERECTED THE ARCH OF BAIL

THAT LED THE WORSHIPPERS

OF BAIL TO WORSHIP IN THE

TEMPLE OF BAIL.

THEY PUT IT UP IN CITY

HALL.

I WAS THERE, AND I

WITNESSED IT.

THE DEPUTY MAYOR OF NEW

YORK SAID WE ARE DOING

THIS AS AN ACT OF

DEFIANCE.

IN THE HARBINGER, THE

PEOPLE ARE SAYING, WE'LL

REBUILD WHAT WAS

DESTROYED, AND IT WAS

DESTROYED BY THE

ASSYRIANS, AND THIS THING

WAS DESTROYED BY ISIS, WHO

IS LITERALLY ASSYRIANS.

SO THE SIGN OF A NATION

THAT HAS KNOWN GOD BUT ARE

NOW TURNING AWAY FROM HIM

HAS NOW MANIFESTED.

Gordon: SO THIS IS AN

ARCHEOLOGICAL RUIN THAT

WAS DESTROYED BY ISIS IN

AS ASSYRIA?

IN THE TEMPLE OF BAIL.

Gordon: HOW DID WE

GET IT?

WE REPRODUCED IT.

THEY SAID WE'RE GOING TO

REBUILD AND MAKE AN EXACT

COPY OF IT.

THAT'S BAIL.

APOSTASY, OF ALL THINGS.

Gordon: THAT LEADS ME

TO THE QUESTION WHY?

BECAUSE THEY SAID

DESTROYED THIS CULTURE, SO

WE'RE GOING TO SHOW WE'RE

DEFIANT OF THIS.

AND WE'RE GOING TO

PRESERVE OUR CULTURE.

BUT THE CULTURE IS BAIL.

Gordon: THE CULTURE

OF BAIL HAS BEEN DEAD FOR

THOUSANDS OF YEARS.

THERE IS NOTHING GOOD

ABOUT THAT.

YEAH.

Gordon: WHY AREN'T

THEY TALKING ABOUT THE AS

SHEERASSYRIAN CHRISTIANS AND

THE CALDEAN CHEASHE CHRISTIANS

THAT BE BEING MASSACRED BY

ISIS?

THAT'S RIGHT.

IT IS NOT LIKE PEOPLE KNOW

WHAT THEY'RE DOING.

THEY JUST DO IT AND IT MAN

TESTS.

Gordon: WHY DON'T

THEY KNOW WHAT THEY'RE

DOING?

IT IS LIKE CAIAPHAS,

WHEN HE SAID ONE MAN

SHOULD DIE -- HE DIDN'T

KNOW WHAT HE WAS SAYING.

HE WAS PROPHECYING WITHOUT

KNOWING IT.

ANDTHE HARBINGER, TOM

DASHAL SAYS THESE WORDS

FROM CAPITOL HILL, THE

SAME WORD OF ANCIENT

ISRAEL'S DEFIANCE -- HE

DOESN'T KNOW WHAT HE IS

DOING, BUT IT IS

MANIFESTING.

EVEN WHEN ANCIENT EGYPT

SAID THOSE WORDS, THEY

DIDN'T KNOW WHAT THEY WERE

SAYING, BUT THEY SAID IT.

Gordon: ONE OF THE

THINGS THAT HAS ALWAYS

PUZZLED ME ABOUT THE

EXODUS IS THE HARDENING OF

PHARAOH'S HEART.

HAD WE BEING HARDENED?

WHEN ISRAEL HAD THE

WARNING AND WE REJECTED

GOD, IT GOT HARDER.

15 YEARS AGO WE WERE

SINGING "GOD BLESS

AMERICA," AND PEOPLE WERE

FLOCKING TO THE CHURCHES

AT 9/11.

BUT NOW WE HAVE GROWN SO

MUCH WORSE.

I THINK THERE IS A

HARDENING.

AND WE PRAY, BECAUSE THERE

IS ALWAYS HOPE WITH GOD,

BUT BE WATCHING AMERICA.

THIS IS WHAT IS HAPPENING.

Gordon: SHOULD WE BE

PREPARING TO BE THE

REMNANT?

I THINK THE 7,000 WHO

HAVEN'T BOWED TO BAIL --

I WOULD SAY THIS.

IF THESE ARE THE DAYS OF

BAIL, WE HAVE TO BE THE AL

ELIKELIJAHS OF THE DAY.

IT MAY BE A SMALLER GROUP

OR A SMALLER NUMBER, BUT

THOSE WHO STAND WILL BE

GREATER.

THESE ARE THE TIMES THAT

PRODUCE GREATNESS FOR

THOSE WHO WILL STAND.

AND WE HAVE TO BE THOSE

PEOPLE.

Gordon: IT IS A

PROPHECY OF THE SECOND

COMING, THAT THERE WILL BE

THE DAYS OF ELIJAH.

MOST PEOPLE THINK OF THAT

AND GO, YAY, BUT THEY

DON'T UNDERSTAND THERE IS

A LOT OF PERSECUTION IN

THE DAYS OF ELIJAH.

IT IS THE DAYS OF

APOSTASY AND DAYS OF PUR

PERSECUTION, THE DAYS OF

ELIJAH, BUT THE DARKS GET

DARKER AND THE LIGHTS GET

LIGHTER.

Gordon: WHAT DO YOU

SEE NEXT FOR AMERICA?

IF WE HEAD ON THIS

TEMPLATE, THERE IS GREATER

SHAKING.

THIS ELECTION IS CRAZY.

IF WE GO IN ONE DIRECTION,

IT WILL WIPE OUT A SUPREME

COURT FOR A GENERATION FOR

US.

I BELIEVE WE'RE GOING TO

SEE THIS.

EXCEPT FOR THE REVIVAL,

EXCEPT FOR GOD'S HAND ON

THIS, WE WILL SEE A

DARKENING.

WE DON'T NEED OTHER

PRESIDENT WHO IS AN

ACTIVIST PRESIDENT.

IT IS ALREADY ROLLING DOWN

THE HILL.

LIT GO EVEN FASTER IF WE

DON'T HAVE THAT.

Gordon: I BELIEVE IT

IS A PROCESS THAT HAS BEEN

GOING ON FOR DECADES.

IT IS.

EXACTLY.

BUT IT IS INCREASING AND

ACCELERATING.

YOU LOOK BACK IN THE

'60s, PUTTING GOD OUT.

BAIL COMES IN.

OTHER GOD'S COME IN, AND

NOW WE'RE RACING.

BEFORE WE WERE MOVING.

AND NOW WE ARE RACING.

I BELIEVE GOD CAN DO GREAT

THINGS.

THE LAST DAYS ARE EVIL

SHOWING GRIEF, BUT I WILL

POUR MY SPIRIT ON THE

FLESH.

Gordon: ONE OF THE

JUDGMENTS I WAS READING IN

ISAIAH LAST WEEK, WAS THAT

INEXPERIENCED PEOPLE WILL

BE YOUR LEADER.

AND THEN --

YEAH.

Gordon: -- AND THEN

AN INCREASE OF CORRUPTION

IN LEADERSHIP.

IT REALLY WORRIES ME THAT

THAT IS A JUDGMENT ON OUR

NATION.

I THINK, WHEN YOU LOOK

AT THIS, GORDON, WHEN YOU

DON'T HAVE A GOOD

CHOICE -- YOU DON'T HAVE A

CLEAR, GODLY CHOICE, THAT

ITSELF CAN BE A SIGN OF

JUDGMENT.

THE FACT THAT MANY

BELIEVERS VOTED AGAINST

SOME CLEAR BELIEVERS, I

WONDER IF THAT IS ALSO A

JUDGMENT AS WELL.

LEADERS CAN BE A JUDGMENT

AS WELL.

Gordon: I GO BACK TO

THE TIME OF 2000, AND

GROWING UP IN AMERICA WE

WERE ALWAYS VERY PROUD OF

OUR DEMOCRACY.

WE'RE PROUD OF OUR

ECONOMY.

WE'RE PROUD OF OUR

MILITARY.

WE'RE PROUD OF OUR

DEMOCRACY.

IN 2002, WE HAD A

PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION AND

WE COULDN'T FIGURE OUT WHO

WON.

AND WE NEEDED THE SUPREME

COURT TO TELL US.

BY ONE VOTE.

IT WAS LIKE WE WERE

HANGING IN THE BALANCE.

Gordon: WE WERE SO

PROUD OF OUR MILITARY IN

9/11,.

WHIC WHICH IS A SIGN IN THE

BIBLE, "UNLESS THE LORD

GUARDS THE CITY, THE

WATCHMEN WATCH IN VAIN."

THAT'S A SIGN.

Gordon: IN 2008, THE

COLLAPSE --

TOTAL.

Gordon: AND WE'RE

STILL NOT OUT OF THAT.

GROWTH HAS NEVER BEEN

LIKE IT IS NOW, EVER,

EVER.

Gordon: SO FOR ME IS

THE NEXT ONE INEFFECTIVE

LEADERSHIP?

I BELIEVE THAT IS

DEFINITELY A SIGN.

UNGODLY LEADERSHIP.

Gordon: WE'VE BEEN

INEFFECTIVE FOR A WHILE.

BUT IS IT GOING TO GET

WORSE, AND ARE THERE OTHER

JUDGMENTS THAT YOU SEE

THAT WE SHOULD BE ABLE TO

LOOK AT?

I BELIEVE THERE WILL BE

MORE SHAKING.

ONE THING IS THE REMOVAL

OF BLESSING.

THAT CAN BE PROSPERITY.

THAT CAN BE SECURITY, AS

9/11.

IN THE HARBINGER, I

ACTUALLY -- DONALD TRUMP

IS IN THE HARBINGER.

AND THERE IS A QUOTE

THERE.

IF YOU SAY, IT WILL BE

GREAT AGAIN.

THAT'S GREAT.

BUT YOU CANNOT BE GREAT

AGAIN UNLESS YOU RETURN TO

THE GOD WHO MADE US GREAT.

OTHERWISE YOU'RE SAYING,

WE'LL BE GREAT ON OUR OWN

EFFORTS.

THERE IS HOPE THERE,

THOUGH.

Gordon: THE NEXT

THING I WORRY ABOUT IS A

RISE IN LAWLESSNESS.

WE'RE GOING TO SEE IF

LEADERS AREN'T HELD

ACCOUNTABLE, THEN WHY

SHOULD I BE.

THEN INCREASING VIOLENCE

IN OUR CITIES.

WHICH WE HAVE SEEN.

Gordon: WE'VE SEEN

THE SPARKS OF IT.

WE'RE SEEING THE

PERSECUTION OF THE LEADERS

COMING.

WE'VE NEVER SEEN IT LIKE

THIS BEFORE.

WE'RE SEEING BLASPHEMIES

AND IMMORTALITY, THINGS WE

WOULD NEVER DREAM OF, ON

OUR TELEVISION SETS.

THIS IS OUR TESTING TIME.

THIS IS HOW GOD SAID IT

WOULD BE.

Gordon: YOU CAME OUT

WITH THIS BOOK, "THE BOOK

OF MYSTERIES," AND WHAT

ARE YOU TRYING TO DO?

IT SEEMED T SEEMS TO BE A WONDERFUL

DEVOTIONAL.

THE HIGH TYING OF THE

LORD'S PRAYER TO OUR NEED

TO RECOGNIZE HE HAS

EVERYTHING.

YEAH.

I WAS LED -- I BELIEVE

THIS IS A VERY CHALLENGING

TIME FOR BELIEVERS.

SO I WANTED TO DO

SOMETHING TO STRENGTHEN

BELIEVERS.

THE HARBINGER IS THE

OPENING OF A MINISTRY.

THIS IS THE OPENING UP OF

HUNDREDS OF MYSTERIES.

IN THE HARBINGER, YOU HAVE

A TEACHER -- YOU HAVE A

NARRATIVE, AND THE TEACHER

IS TAKING A MAN IN A

JOURNEY IN THE DESERT.

SO YOU CAN READ IT RIGHT

THROUGH OR AS A

DEVOTIONAL.

THE MYSTERIES OF THE AGE.

THE MYSTERIES OF THE

RABBIS.

THE MYSTERIES OF THE END

TIMES.

THE BIGGEST PROBLEM I HAD

WAS HOW DO I CONDENSE

THIS?

THESE ARE BIG THINGS.

ONE PAGE.

BUT THAT'S WHAT I DID.

SO EVERY DAY THERE IS

ANOTHER MYSTERY OF GOD TO

BE REVEALED, AND

ULTIMATELY TO FIND THE

MYSTERY OF YOUR LIFE.

PEOPLE ARE READING IT

RIGHT THROUGH.

AND OTHERS ARE SAYING I'M

DOING IT EVERY DAY.

IT CAN BE DEVOTIONAL, BUT

IT IS DIFFERENT BECAUSE IT

IS LITERALLY A MYSTERY OF

GOD EACH DAY.

Gordon: I FOUND IT

DIFFICULT TO PUT IT DOWN

AND GET IN THE CAR AND

COME HERE.

I ENCOURAGE YOU TO GET IT.

THE BOOK IS CALLED "THE

BOOK OF MYSTERIES," AND IT

IS AVAILABLE EVERYWHERE

THAT BOOKS ARE SOLD.

IT WILL STRENGTHEN YOUR

FAITH.

AND NOW, MORE THAN EVER,

WE NEED TO HAVE OUR FAITH

STRENGTHENED.

WE NEED TO LOOK TO THE

ROCK, OUR REDEEMER, AND

REALIZE THIS ISN'T A

SURPRISE TO HIM.

HE STILL HAS EVERYTHING

UNDER CONTROL.

IT IS ALL PROCEEDING AS

PLANNED.

THANK YOU, GORDON.

Gordon: GOD BLESS

YOU.

ALWAYS A BLESSING.

Gordon: WE ENCOURAGE

YOU TO JOIN WITH US.

WE'RE FOLLOWING LOOSELY

THE JEWISH CALENDAR, THE

PRAYER OF REPENTANCE.

A 40-DAY PERIOD BEFORE YOM

KIPPUR.

WE STARTED THREE DAYS

LATE, ON LABOR DAY, FOR

OUR CALENDAR.

THIS IS A TIME FOR US AS

CHRISTIANS TO COME BEFORE

ALMIGHTY GOD AND ASK FOR

HIS HELP.

AND THAT FIRST BEGINS -- I

ENCOURAGE YOU TO LOOK AT

THE DAYS OF AWE AND HOW

YOU NEED TO REPENT

PERSONALLY AND GET RIGHT

WITH GOD, AND SAY, HERE

ARE THE THINGS I TURN AWAY

FROM AND I TURN TO YOU.

AND THEN WHEN THE

RIGHTEOUS HUMBLE

THEMSELVES AND PRAY -- YOU

HAVE TO FIRST BE RIGHTEOUS

TO DO THIS, AND WHEN THE

RIGHTEOUS DO THAT, THAT'S

WHEN GOD HEARS FROM

HEAVEN.

WE'RE ENCOURAGING YOU TO

PRAY FOR AMERICA.

AND PLEASE DON'T STOP AT

THE END OF THE 40 DAYS.

PLEASE KEEP GOING.

THERE IS A MAP SHOWING ALL

OF THE PEOPLE WHO HAVE

SAID YES.

WE ARE NOW OVER 120,000

PEOPLE AGREEING TO PRAY

DURING THIS 40-DAY PERIOD.

I WANT THEM TO AGREE TO

PRAY EVERY DAY.

WE NEED TO PRAY FOR

AMERICA.

YOU CAN GO TO

prayforAmerica.com, OR

YOU CAN CALL US AT

1-800-700-7000, AND SAY,

YES, I WANT TO PRAY FOR

AMERICA.

TERRY, OVER TO YOU.

Terry: COMING UP, SA

SARAH'S REALITY WAS A

ONE-BEDROOM HOME OVER A

GARBAGE DUMP.

Terry: RIGHT NOW I

WANT YOU TO MEET A YOUNG

MOM IN THE PHILIPPINES.

TODAY SARAH WORKS WITH

CBN'S "ORPHANS' PROMISE"

TO FEED HUNGRY CHILDREN IN

HER VILLAGE.

BUT NOT LONG AGO, SARAH

AND HER CHILDREN NEEDED

HELP.

THE COMMUNITY THAT GREW UP

AROUND PAETTA'S DUMP --

FOR SINGLE MOMS LIKE

SENIOR ROOSARAH, THE SITUATION

SEEMED EVEN MORE HOPELESS.

IT IS SO PAINFUL TO SEE

MY CHILDREN GOING HUNGRY.

Terry: SARAH MAKES

LESS THAN A DOLLAR A DAY

SELLING RICE ON THE

STREET.

THEY LIVE IN A ONE-ROOM

HOUSE, BUILT NEXT TO A

GARAGE DUMP.

IT IS ALL THEY COULD

AFFORD.

WE SET UP A PROGRAM IN ONE

FAMILY'S HOME WHERE WE

PROVIDE A WARM, NOURISHING

MEAL EVERY DAY FOR

CHILDREN LIKE PRINCESS.

I LIKE THE YUMMY FOOD.

I MADE FRIENDS THERE.

AND THE TEACHERS ARE NICE,

TOO.

Terry: AS SARAH SAW

THE POSITIVE CHANGE IN HER

DAUGHTER, SHE BEGAN TO

VOLUNTEER AT THE "ORPHANS'

PROMISE" FEEDING PROGRAM.

THERE SHE, ALONG WITH HER

CHILDREN, HEARD BIBLE

STORIES AND THE GOSPELS.

SARAH EVEN PRAYED TO

BECOME A CHRISTIAN.

I FEEL GOD'S LOVE FOR

ME.

I'VE GIVEN MY LIFE TO HIM.

Terry: AND TO HELP

SARAH BETTER PROVIDE FOR

HER DAUGHTERS, "ORPHANS'

PROMISE" ALSO GAVE HER

EVERYTHING SHE NEEDED TO

START A SMALL BUSINESS,

MAKING AND SELLING PEANUT

BUTTER IN THE COMMUNITY.

OUR LIVES ARE MUCH

BETTER NOW.

GOD IS SO GOD.

HE BROUGHT "ORPHANS'

PROMISE" TO US.

THANK YOU.

Terry: WE'RE HELPING

MOMS LIKE SARAH KEEP THEIR

CHILDREN AT HOME IN THEIR

FAMILY, INSTEAD OF BEING

SENT TO ORPHANAGES BECAUSE

OF POVERTY.

WE WANT TO SAY THANK YOU,

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IT'S THE GOSPEL OF JOHN ON

C.D.

HE HAS READ IT FOR US ON

TWO C.D.s.

YOU CAN PUT THESE IN YOUR

VEHICLE, AS YOU'RE GOING

TO AND FROM WORK, OR USE

IT FOR YOUR QUIET TIME.

BUT PEOPLE ARE RAISING

ABOUT IT.

RAVING

ABOUT IT.

WE WANT YOU TO HAVE IT.

GORDON?

Gordon: COMING UP,

HER DRUG AND ALCOHOL

ADDICTED SON'S SURPRISING

REQUEST.

HE SAID, ARE YOU

PRAYING FOR ME, MOM?

I SAID, EVERY DAY.

AND HE SAID, PLEASE DON'T

Gordon: DIANE'S SON

STRUGGLED FOR YEARS WITH

DRUG AND ALCOHOL.

FOR YEARS SHE PRAYED FOR

HIS LIFE.

HER PRAYERS WOULD BECOME

MORE DESPERATE WHEN AN

ACCIDENT FORCED NEIL TO

FIGHT FOR HIS OWN LIFE.

Reporter: ON SATURDAY

EVENING, MAY 10, 2008,

32-YEAR-OLD NEIL AHERN

LEFT HIS A.A. MEETING

EARLY TO GO FIND A PARTY.

I'M NOT GOING TO QUIT

DRINKING BECAUSE I LOVE

DRINKING.

I LOVE DRINKING.

AND I THOUGHT, WELL, I'M

GOING TO DRINK.

Reporter: THERE WERE

NO WITNESSES TO THE CRASH,

BUT AT THE SCENE, LOCAL

FIRE AND RESCUE FIND NEIL

LYING ON THE PAVEMENT WITH

MASSIVE HEAD INJURIES.

HE WAS TAKEN TO THE LOCAL

HOSPITAL TO BE FLOWN TO A

MEDICAL CENTER IN

GREENEVILLE, NORTH

CAROLINA.

HIS PARENTS, DIANE AND

MIKE, GU GOT THERE JUST IN

TIME TO SEE THEIR SON.

I GRABBED HIS HAND AND

I TOLD HIM, NEIL, YOU HAVE

BEEN STUBBORN YOUR WHOLE

LIFE.

DON'T GIVE UP NOW.

DON'T GIVE UP.

Gordon: NEIL HAD BEEN

SUFFERING WITH ANXIETY AND

DEPRESSION SINCE HE WAS A

TEENAGER.

HE USED ALCOHOL,

MARIJUANA, AND EVENTUALLY

CRACK TO EASE HIS MIND.

FOR ME, I COULD GET A

LITTLE RELIEF FROM MY

ANXIETY, FROM MY WORRYING,

MY CULL COMPULSIVE WORRYING.

Reporter: DIANE

BELIEVED GOD WAS THE ONLY

ONE WHO COULD HELP.

I WOULD GO TO BED

PRAYING AT NIGHT.

YOU'VE GOT TO DO SOMETHING

BECAUSE I CAN'T DO IT, AND

I KNOW HE IS KILLING

HIMSELF.

Reporter: AS NEIL GOT

OLDER, HE FUNCTIONED WELL

ENOUGH TO HOLD DOWN A JOB,

GET MARRIED, AND HAVE A

DAUGHTER.

THE ADDED STRESS OF A

FAMILY HEIGHTENED HIS

ANXIETY.

THE ADDICTIONS GOT WORSE,

EVENTUALLY COSTING HIM HIS

MARRIAGE AND CUSTODY OF

HIS DAUGHTER.

I'LL TELL YOU, I WOULD

PRAY, AND I WOULD SAY,

LORD, I CAN'T HANDLE THIS.

I'M GOING TO TURN IT OVER

TO YOU.

Reporter: IT TURNS

OUT THAT NEIL WAS ALSO

ASKING GOD FOR HELP.

SO I PRAYED THE LORD'S

PRAYER.

OUR FATHER IN HEAVEN,

HALLOWED BE THY NAME.

I WOULD PRAY THAT PRAYER

AND ASK THE LORD, PLEASE

HELP ME.

I'M LIVING -- THIS IS HELL

ON EARTH.

Reporter: THEN IN

APRIL OF 2008, DIANE WAS

WATCHING "THE 700 CLUB"

DURING CBN'S WEEK OF

PRAYER.

SHE HAD BEEN GIVING TO THE

MINISTRY FOR SEVERAL

YEARS.

THEY SENT ME AN E-MAIL

TELLING ME, IF THERE IS

ANYBODY THAT YOU WANT US

TO PRAY FOR, WE WILL.

I SAID, PUT IN, PRAY FOR

MY SON NEIL.

HE HAS ADDICTION PROBLEMS.

Reporter: THE NEXT

DAY DIANE RECEIVED A REPLY

FROM CBN WITH A PRAYER.

I BIND THE EVILS THAT

ARE TRYING TO CONTROL MY

SON NEIL ON EARTH.

AND I CLAIM THE VICTORY

THROUGH JESUS CHRIST IN

HEAVEN.

Reporter: SOME TIME

LATER, NEIL ASKED HIS

MOTHER A QUESTION.

HE SAID, ARE YOU

PRAYING FOR ME, MOM?

AND I SAID, I AM, ALL THE

TIME, EVERY DAY.

AND HE SAID, DON'T STOP.

HE SAID, I FEEL IT.

I KNOW SOMEBODY WAS

PRAYING FOR ME.

Reporter: TWO WEEKS

LATER, NEIL WAS IN A

HOSPITAL WITH A CRUSHED

SKULL.

A LIFE FLIGHT TO THE

NEARBY MEDICAL CENTER WAS

HIS ONLY CHANCE OF

SURVIVAL.

DIANE SPOKE TO THE PILOT

BEFORE THEY LEFT.

HE SAID, IF YOU WANT TO

SAY GOOD-BYE TO HIM, WE'RE

GOING TO LET YOU.

THE FIRST THING THAT

POPPED IN MY HEAD IS THEY

DON'T EXPECT HIM TO LIVE.

Reporter: THE DOCTORS

EXPLAINED THAT NEIL HAD

MASSIVE BRAIN TRAUMA AND

WOULD PROBABLY BE IN A

COMA THE REST OF HIS LIFE.

EVEN IF HE CAME OUT OF IT,

HIS MENTAL CAPACITY WOULD

BE EXTREMELY LIMITED.

AS DIANE PRAYED, SHE FELT

GOD TELL HER SOMETHING

DIFFERENT.

I'M CRYING AND READING

THE BIBLE AND PRAYING, AND

I HEARD A VOICE SAY, DON'T

WORRY, I'VE GOT HIM.

IT WAS SO VIVID, I LOOKED

AROUND TO SEE IF SOMEBODY

SAID IT, BUT THERE WAS

NOBODY THERE.

Reporter: THEN 16

DAYS AFTER THE ACCIDENT,

NEIL SUDDENLY WOKE UP.

AND I REMEMBER LOOKING

AT MY ARM AND THINKING, I

DON'T KNOW WHAT HAPPENED,

BUT WHATEVER IT WAS WAS

BAD.

AND I REMEMBER THINKING AT

THE TIME, THANK GOD I'M

HERE.

IT WAS SO MIRACULOUS

BECAUSE THEY'VE ALREADY

TOLD ME THAT THE BEST YOU

CAN HOPE FOR IS LONG-TERM

CARE.

I THOUGHT HERE HE HAS GOT

A SECOND CHANCE.

HE'S GOT A SECOND CHANCE

TO GET IT RIGHT.

Reporter: IT SOON

BECAME CLEAR THAT NEIL

WOULD BE OKAY.

I'D BEEN LAYING IN BED

FOR A WHILE IN THE

HOSPITAL.

AND I SAID, YOU KNOW WHAT?

I'M GOING TO MAKE GOOD USE

OF THIS TIME.

I'M GOING TO GET UP AND

READ MY BIBLE.

Reporter: SOMETHING

ELSE HAPPENED IN NEAL'S

TWO-MONTH STAY AT THE

HOSPITAL.

HE REDEDICATED HIS LIFE TO

JESUS CHRIST.

I DIDN'T KNOW THIS IS

WHAT IT WOULD TAKE TO TURN

MY LIFE AROUND.

I'VE LEARNED HE IS MY LORD

AND SAVIOR, AND I FELT

HIM.

I FELT THAT PEACE THAT

SURPASSES ALL

UNDERSTANDING.

I NEVER WANT TO LOSE THAT.

Reporter: AND NOT

ONLY THAT, NEIL SAYS GOD

FREED HIM FROM HIS

ADDICTIONS TO DRUG AND

ALCOHOL.

I TRULY BELIEVE WITH

ALL MY HEART THAT GOD TOOK

THAT DESIRE AWAY FROM ME.

Reporter: SINCE THEN,

NEIL HAS SHOWN NO SIGNS OF

BRAIN DAMAGE.

DIANE BELIEVES IT WAS

PRAYER, GOD'S LOVE, AND

GRACE THAT MADE HER SON A

NEW MAN.

PRAY ABOUT EVERYTHING

AND WORRY ABOUT NOTHING.

AND THAT'S BECOME MY

MANTRA, NO MATTER WHAT.

Gordon: PRAY ABOUT

EVERYTHING AND WORRY ABOUT

NOTHING.

IF YOU'RE FACING AN

IMPOSSIBLE SITUATION, JUST

LOOK AT NEAL'S STORY AND

REALIZE GOD IS THE ANSWER

TO EVERY HUMAN NEED.

HE WANTS TO BE WITH YOU.

NOT JUST IN THE HERE AND

NOW, BUT FOR ALL ETERNITY,

AND ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS

ASK HIM.

IF YOU NEED HELP WITH

PRAYER, WE'RE HERE FOR

YOU.

1-800-700-7000.

> WE LEAVE YOU WITH THIS

WORD FROM PSALM 145: "THE

LORD IS GRACIOUS AND

COMPASSIONATE, LOW TO

ANGER AND RICH IN LOVE."

GOD BLESS YOU.

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