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700 Club Interactive - December 7, 2016

A couple’s already rocky marriage is almost destroyed by bankruptcy until both encounter Christ. Read Transcript


Gordon: A MARRIAGE IN

DESPERATE NEED OF A

DO-OVER.

I CHANGED THE LOCKS ON

THE DOOR SO SHE COULDN'T

GET IN.

WE KNEW THERE HAD TO BE

MORE TO LIFE THAN WHAT WE

WERE GETTING.

Gordon: ON TODAY'S

"700 CLUB INTERACTIVE."

> WELL, WELCOME TO THE

SHOW.

FANS OF HDTV's FIXER

UPPER ARE IN A BUZZ ROAR.

THEY ATTACKED THE POPULAR

STARS OF THE SHOW FOR A

CHURCH THEY ATTEND.

Terry: BUZZ FEED

CALLED THEM OUT FOR

ATTENDING A CHURCH WHERE

THE PASTOR HAS SPOKEN OUT

AGAINST GAY MARRIAGE AND

CALLED HOMOSEXUALITY A

LIFESTYLE CHOICE AND A

SIN.

Gordon: CHRISTIAN

LEADERS IMMEDIATELY CAME

TO THE DEFENSE OF THE

COUPLE.

FRANKLIN GRAHAM TWEETED,

CHIP AND JOANNA ARE UNDER

FIRE FOR ATTENDING A

CHURCH THAT BELIEVES

MARRIAGE IS BETWEEN A MAN

AND A WOMAN.

THIS SHOIN SHOULDN'T BE NEWS.

Terry: THE BENHAM

BROTHERS WHO LOST THE

CHANCE TO HOST A SHOW ON

TV BECAUSE OF THEIR FAITH,

TOOK TO Facebook TO

RESPOND.

CHIP AND JOANNA ARE A

WONDERFUL FAMILY.

THEY'RE BELIEVERS IN JESUS

CHRIST.

THEY'RE NOT ANTI ANYTHING.

THEY'RE PRO GOD, PRO

PEOPLE, AND PRO JESUS.

WHAT IS HAPPENING RIGHT

NOW IS A WITCH HUNT.

THIS BULLY MAFIA AGENDA

WANTS TO GO AFTER CHIP AND

JOANNA, AND END ALL OF

THEIR CONTRACTS WITH THE

FURNITURE AND ALL OF THIS

STUFF AND TRY TO BULLY

THIS FAMILY INTO SUBS

SUBMISSION, TO FORCE

BELIEF UPON THEM.

Gordon: NOW THE

COUPLE'S PASTOR HAS FOUND

HIMSELF UNDER THE MEDIA'S

MICROSCOPE.

HE TOLD FOX NEWS, WE ARE

NOT ONLY NOT ANTI-GAY,

WE'RE HELPING PEOPLE IN

THEIR JOURNEY TO FIND OUT

WHO GOD IS AND WHO HE HAS

MADE THEM TO BE.

OUR DEFINITION IS NOT THE

DEFINITION WE MADE UP.

IT IS STRAIGHT FROM THE

SCRIPTURE.

THE PASTOR ADDED, ONE MAN,

ONE WOMAN, FOR LIFE.

THAT'S HOW GOD CREATED US,

AND THAT IS WHAT HE HAS

FOR US.

Terry: THAT'S A

PRETTY AMAZING STORY.

WELL, WHILE CHIP AND

JOANNA HAVE NOT DIRECTLY

COMMENTED.

AFTER THE STORY CAME OUT,

CHIP TWEETEDED, EVEN AS

ALL HELL APPEARS TO BE

BREAKING LOOSE, I JUST

HAVE TO LOOK AT MY FOUR

PRECIOUS BABIES SLEEPING

OR KISS MY JOANNA.

HE HAS ALSO ENCOURAGED HIS

FOLLOWERS ON TWITTER TO

SHOW RESPECT TO THE AUTHOR

OF THE BUZZ FEED ARTICLE.

THAT IS KIND OF ONE OF THE

THINGS THAT IS LACKING IN

OUR CULTURE TODAY, DON'T

YOU THINK?

SHOWING RESPECT TO SOMEONE

WHO MIGHT HAVE A DIFFERENT

OPINION.

Gordon: I THINK WITH

THE RISE OF SOCIAL MEDIA,

THERE HAS BEEN A DOWNGRADE

OF THE PUBLIC DISCOURSE.

AND CERTAINLY OUR ELECTED

OFFICIALS ARE LEADING THE

CHARGE.

Terry: ABSOLUTELY.

Gordon: AND THE

ELECTIONS ARE SHOWING US

ALL HOW NOT TO OPERATE.

BUT AT THE SAME TIME, I DO

THINK THERE IS VERY

DEFINITELY AN AGENDA TO

DRIVE ANYONE WITH A

BIBLICAL WORLD VIEW ABOUT

MARRIAGE OUT OF THE PUBLIC

SQUARE.

AND THIS HAS BEEN GOING ON

SINCE PROP 8 IN

CALIFORNIA, WHERE THE

DONOR LISTS THOSE WHO

DONATED FOR PROPOSITION 8

WAS RELIEVED RELEASED, AND PEOPLE

LITERALLY LOST THEIR JOBS.

ITHE INVENTOR OF MOSILLA

NOW CAN'T HAVE A JOB

ANYMORE IN THE TECH

INDUSTRY BECAUSE OF HIS

POSITION ON MARRIAGE.

AND SO WE'RE SEEING IT.

WE'RE SEEING INCREASING

ATTACKS COME TO SAY, YOU

HAVE NO PLACE HERE.

YOUR OPINION IS NOT

ALLOWED ANYMORE.

AND THAT IS NOT JUST A

SLIPPERY SLOPE, I THINK IT

IS A VERY DANGEROUS PLACE

FOR OUR CULTURE TO GO,

WHERE WE DON'T ALLOW

MATTERS OF CONSCIENCE.

Terry: SO HOW DO WE

AFFECTIVELY RESIST THAT?

I MEAN, YOU WANT TO HAVE

RESPECT AND REGARD FOR

SOMEONE WHO'S OPINION

MIGHT BE DIFFERENT THAN

YOURS, BUT AS BELIEVERS,

HOW DO WE STAND UP IN THE

MIDST OF THAT CULTURE WAR

AND SAY, THIS IS WHO I AM,

THIS IS WHAT I BELIEVE,

AND I HAVE A RIGHT TOB IN TO BE

IN THE MARKETPLACE, AS

WELL AS IN THE THOUGHT

PROCESS?

Gordon: I THINK WE'RE

AT A BIT OF A DISADVANTAGE

IN THE CULTURE WAR BECAUSE

WE NEED TO BE CHRISTIAN.

AND WE NEED TO LOVE OUR

ENEMIES.

AND TO TRY TO THINK OF

SOME KIND OF STRATEGY

OUTSIDE OF THAT

FIRMLY-HELD BELIEF

ACTUALLY GOES AGAINST THE

VERY PRINCIPLES WE'RE

TRYING TO UPHOLD.

Terry: BUT IS THERE

MAYBE -- MAYBE SAFETY IN

NUMBERS IS THE WRONG TERM

TO USE, BUT I'M JUST

SAYING SOMETIMES PEOPLE

WHO HAVE CONSERVATIVE

IDEAS OR VALUES ARE SORT

OF SHOWN AS BEING THE LONE

RANGER OUT THERE.

WHERE WE'RE SEEING

CHRISTMAS THINGS REMOVED,

AND CROSSES TAKEN DOWN,

AND ALL KINDS OF THINGS

BANNED.

AND DO WE NEED TO STAND UP

AND BE COUNTED WITH EACH

OTHER?

Gordon: THERE IS

STRENGTH IN NUMBERS, AND

THERE IS VERY DEFINITELY

STRENGTH IN COMMUNITY.

THE ANSWER FOR THIS

COUPLE, WHEN WE GET IN

TROUBLE, WE GO TO CHURCH.

WE NEED TO UNDERSTAND THAT

OUR PRINCIPLES WORK.

AND INSTEAD OF TRYING TO

FIGURE OUT STRATEGIES, THE

MAIN STRATEGY IS LOVE.

AND REALIZE LOVE NEVER

FAILS.

IF YOU'RE MOTIVATED AND

DRIVEN BY LOVE IN YOUR

PUBLIC DISCOURSE, THEN

YOU'RE ALWAYS GOING TO

WIN.

Terry: UH-HUH.

> IN OTHER --

Gordon: YOU MAY NOT

LIKE THE JOURNEY.

[LAUGHTER]

Terry: IN OTHER

TRENDING NEWS, FRANCE IS

REFUSING TO LIFT A BAN ON

A PRO-LIFE VIDEO THAT HAS

GONE VIRAL BECAUSE IT

MIGHT CHANGE PEOPLE'S

MINDS ABOUT ABORTION.

THE CONTROVERSY FIRST

ERUPTED TWO YEARS AGO,

WHEN A DOWN SYNDROME

ADVOCACY GROUP PRODUCED A

VIDEO "DEAR MOM."

Gordon: IN THE VIDEO,

THEY SEND A POWERFUL

MESSAGE TO UNBORN BABIES

WHO WERE DIAGNOSED WITH

THE DISORDER.

DON'T BE AFRAID.

[SPEAKING A FOREIGN

LANGUAGE]

Gordon: FRENCH

GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS

CALLED THE VIDEO

INAPPROPRIATE AND BANNED

IT FROM AIRING ON

TELEVISION.

Terry: IT'S SO

BEAUTIFULLY DONE.

BU PRO-LIFE ADVOCATES

BELIEVE THIS IS JUST THE

MESSAGE FRANCE NEEDS.

NEARLY 90% OF BABIES

DIAGNOSED PRE-NATALLY WITH

DOWN SYNDROME ARE ABORTED.

THIS IS A PRECIOUS VIDEO.

Gordon: YEAH, IT WILL

BREAK YOUR HEART.

Terry: JUST GREAT

KIDS WITH SOMETHING TO SAY

THAT WE ALL NEED TO HEAR.

Gordon: THE OLD ADAGE

IS TRUE, IF YOU WANT

SOMETHING TO WATCH

SOMETHING, TELL THEM IT IS

BANNED.

Terry: THANK YOU,

FRANCE.

Gordon: IT MAY BE A

GOOD SILVER LINING TO THIS

ONE.

> HERE IS ANOTHER STORY

FROM EUROPE THAT PEOPLE

ARE TALKING ABOUT.

A COURT IN GERMANY HAS

AUTHORIZED A GROUP OF

SELF-APPOINTED SHAR'IA

POLICE TO CONTINUE

ENFORCING ISLAMIC LAW IN

THE CITY OF LUPERTAL.

Terry: THE SEVEN

ISLAMISTS TO FORMED THE

VIGILANTE FORCE HAVE

FORMED A SHI'A ZONE.

AND THEY ARE URGED TO

ATTEND MOSQUE, AND TO

REFRAME FROM ALCOHOL,

MUSIC AND PORNOGRAPHY.

Gordon: THE COURT

RULED THE GROUP IS NOT

BREAKING GERMAN LAW BUT IS

EXERCISING ITS RIGHT TO

FREE SPEECH.

CRITICS SAY THE RULING

EFFECTIVELY LEGITIMIZES

SHAR'IA LAW IN GERMANY.

I THINK SHAR'IA GOES A

LITTLE BIT FURTHER THAN

JUST FREE SPEECH.

AND WHEN YOU START TALKING

ABOUT A VIGILANTE GROUP

ENFORCING SHAR'IA LAW

WITHIN A DEMOCRATIC

SOCIETY, WATCH OUT.

THE TWO DON'T GO ALONG.

Terry: TRY TO STOP

THAT.

Gordon: IF YOU WANT

TO TAKE A LOOK AT WHAT

SHAR'IA LAW REALLY LOOKS

LIKE IN PRACTICE, GO

THROUGH SAUDI ARABIA, AND

REALIZE UNDER SHAR'IA LAW,

WOMEN DON'T GET THE RIGHT

TO DRIVE A CAR.

THAT'S SHAR'IA LAW IN

ACTION.

AND DO YOU REALLY WANT

THAT?

DO YOU REALLY WANT A

VIGILANTE GROUP GOING

AROUND ENFORCING IT?

Terry: A IN ANY

EVENTVITIN ANYA IN ANY NATIVITYSEEN WAS RE MOVED IN A

PARK, BUT IT DIDN'T TAKE

LONG FOR A LOCAL PASTOR TO

FIND A NEW HOME FOR MARY

AND JESUS.

Gordon: THE PASTOR

OFFERED TO TAKE THE STATUE

FROM THE CITY AND PLACE IT

IN FRONT OF HIS HOMELESS

SHELTER.

IT IS KIND OF

APPROPRIATE THAT JESUS'

HOME IS NOW AT THE

HOMELESS SHELTER SEEING

THERE WAS NO ROOM FOR HIM.

Gordon: IN ALL OF

THIS LEGAL WRANGLING ABOUT

NATIVITY SCENES, REALIZE

THAT THE DISPLAY ON A

NATIVITY SCENE ON PRIVATE

PROPERTY IS ALWAYS LEGAL.

YOU HAVE THE FREE EXERCISE

OF RELIGION IN AMERICA,

AND IT IS ALWAYS LEGAL.

SO IF YOU RUN INTO THIS

KIND OF THING, ALL YOU

HAVE TO DO IS TAKE IT TO

PRIVATE PROPERTY.

Terry: I HAVE TO SAY,

WITH THE RUSH ON BUYING

THOSE, THERE WILL BE MORE

AVAILABLE.

Gordon: I DON'T THINK

THERE IS GOING TO BE A

RUSH ANY TIME SOON.

> MOST PEOPLE ATTEND

CHURCH IN ORDER TO

STRENGTHEN THEIR

RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD.

BUT HARVARD RESEARCHERS

HAVE DISCOVERED REGULAR

CHURCH ATTENDANCE ALSO

STRENGTHENS OUR MARRIAGES

AND OURMENTA OUR MENTAL HEALTH.

Terry: THE

RESEARCHERS STUDIED NEARLY

75,000 WOMEN OVER A

20-YEAR PERIOD.

THEY FOUND THAT MARRIED

COUPLES WHO ATTEND CHURCH

TOGETHER ARE 75% MORE

LIKELY NOT TO GET

DIVORCED.

AND THEY LINKED CHURCH

ATTENDANCE TO LOWER RATES

OF SUICIDE AND DEPRESSION.

WE'RE NOT SURPRISED BY

THAT.

Gordon: NO.

BUT IT IS NICE TO HEAR.

AND WE TALKED ABOUT THAT

THE DIVORCE RATES RESEARCH

WAS FLAWED, AND THAT HAS

BEEN SPREADING TO THE

CULTURE, WHEN THE EXACT

OPPOSITE IS TRUE, THAT

GOING TO CHURCH TOGETHER,

PRAYING TOGETHER,

EXERCISING YOUR FAITH,

DEMONSTRATING YOUR FAITH

IS REALLY GOOD FOR YOU.

IT IS GOOD FOR FAMILIES.

IT IS GOOD FOR MARRIAGES.

AND IT IS GOOD FOR YOUR

MENTAL HEALTH, WHICH IS

WONDERFUL.

Terry: GO TO CHURCH,

WILL YOU.

Gordon: LET US NOT

FORSAKE FELLOWSHIP.

AND CHRISTMAS DAY IS NOW

ON SUNDAY.

YAY!

Terry: GOD HAS IT ALL

TOGETHER.

> UP NEXT, A HUSBAND

FACES THE HARD TRUTH ABOUT

THE SAD STATE OF HIS

MARRIAGE.

ONE DAY YOU'RE STANDING

IN THE LAUNDRY ROOM AND

YOU'RE MAD AT A PAIR OF

SOCKS AND YOU AHEAD YOUR

WIFE FOR THAT.

THAT'S RESENTMENT.

Terry: WAIT UNTIL YOU

HEAR WHAT HIS WIFE THINKS

OF HIM.

THAT'S COMING UP.

LIVE UNDER THE SAME ROOF

FOR 17 YEARS?

SHE LIVED ON ONE SIDE OF

THE HOUSE; HE LIVED ON THE

OTHER.

AND HE EVEN CHANGED THE

LOCK ON HIS DOOR SO SHE

COULDN'T GET IN.

LANE AND STEVE CRAFT HAD

SO MUCH BUILT-UP

RESENTMENT TOWARDS ONE

ANOTHER, IT IS A MIRACLE

THEIR MARRIAGE SURVIVED.

WE WERE SO BROKEN AND

MESSED UP.

WE TRULY WERE ON OPPOSITE

ENDS OF THE HOUSE.

I USED TO SAY, I LOVE TO

HATE HIM.

IT IS JUST A SLOW

PROCESS.

YOU DON'T EVEN NOTICE IT

IS HAPPENING UNTIL ONE DAY

YOU'RE STANDING AT THE

DRAWER IN THE LAUNDRY

ROOM, AND YOU'RE MAD ABOUT

A PAIR OF SOCKS.

AND YOU HATE YOUR WIFE FOR

THAT.

THAT'S RESENTMENT.

Reporter: STEVE AND

LANE MARRIED AFTER

COLLEGE, AND LANE STARTED

HER OWN AD AGENCY.

STEVE WENT INTO THE OIL

DRILLING BUSINESS, BUT 40

OF HIS 42 WELLS TURNED UP

DRY.

WE HAD EVERYTHING GOING

AGAINST US.

THE PRICE OF OIL WAS VERY

LOW.

EMOTIONALLY, WE WERE GIVEN

OUT.

WE HAD THREE KIDS UNDER

THREE, ONE VERY SICK.

RELATIONSHIP-WISE, WE WERE

BANKRUPT.

Reporter: STEVE'S

BUSINESS WENT YEARS

WITHOUT SHOWING A PROFIT.

WHEN THEY WERE DOING, THEY

ARGUED CONSTANTLY.

LITERALLY, WE KEPT

TALLY.

KEEPING TALLIES ON WHO IS

DOING WHAT WILL DESTROY

YOUR MARRIAGE.

MY OFFICE IS IN MY

GARAGE, WHICH IS ALSO

WHERE I SLEPT.

I CHANGED THE LOCKS ON THE

DOOR SO SHE COULDN'T GET

IN ANYMORE.

SHE SAID SHE LOVED TO HATE

ME.

ANYBODY THAT LOVES TO

HATE, I MEAN, THAT'S THE

DEVIL.

AND TO ME, SHE HAD BECOME

THE DEVIL.

Reporter: EVENTUALLY

STEVE'S BUSINESS WAS ON

THE VIRGE OF BANKRUPTCY.

THE BANKS DIDN'T WANT

TO GIVE US A LINE OF

CREDIT ANYMORE.

AND IT JUST -- EVERYTHING

WAS DONE.

IT WAS DONE.

AND WE HAD DONE NOTHING

BUT WORK REALLY, REALLY

HARD FOR 17 YEARS.

WITH ALL OF OUR MIGHT.

WE HAD OUR ACCOUN ACCOUNTANTS

TELLING US THREE YEARS IN

A ROW TO FILE BANKRUPTCY.

Reporter: JUST WHEN

IT SEEMED THINGS COULDN'T

GET ANY WORSE, THEY DID.

MY OFFICE BURNED.

MY FATHER DIED.

I WAS BROUGHT TO MY KNEES.

MY CONSTANT PRAYER WAS,ED

GOD, TELL ME WHA,GOD, TELL ME WHAT TO DO T O

FIX IT.

AND THEN MY PRAYER BECAME,

SLAP ME, GOD, BECAUSE I

CAN'T HEAR YOU.

Reporter: STEVE WAS

PLANNING TO SELL HIS

BUSINESS AT A HUGE LOSS TO

PAY OFF DEBTS.

BUT SOMETHING TOLD HIM TO

WAIT.

MY PLAN WAS TO SELL THE

BUSINESS FOR $50,000 AND

1%.

GOD'S PLAN WAS SLOW DOWN.

TEACH YOUR KIDS TO PRAY,

LOVE YOUR WIFE, AND DON'T

WORRY ABOUT HOW MUCH YOU

OWE AND HOW MUCH YOU NEED

TO MAKE.

Reporter: MEANWHILE,

LANE STARTED ATTENDING A

CHURCH AND HAD AN

ENCOUNTER WITH CHRIST.

I NEVER EVEN HEARD THE

WORDS OF CHRIST.

AND NEVER WALKED IN ANY

TYPE OF FORGIVENESS.

AND YOU CAN'T RECEIVE HIS

LOVE UNLESS YOU ACCEPT THE

GRACE THAT COMES WITH IT.

Reporter: LANE BEGAN

MEETING WITH A CHRISTIAN

COUNSELLOR, AND HER HEART

BEGAN TO SOFTEN.

I CAME TO STEVE AND I

SAID, LISTEN, IF WE'RE

GOING TO START THIS THING

ALL OVER AGAIN, CAN WE NOT

START OVER WITH ONE

ANOTHER?

CAN WE START AGAIN FROM

SCRATCH?

Reporter: STEVE BEGAN

GOING TO COUNSELLING WITH

HER, AND IT TOOK 18

MONTHS, BUT THEY FINAL HAD

A BREAKTHROUGH.

THERE WAS THIS

UNBELIEVABLE SPIRIT OF

GRACE WITH EACH OTHER.

LET'S FORGET THE 17 YEARS

OF BATTLING ONE ANOTHER,

KEEPING THE SCORE, NOT

LOVING ONE ANOTHER LIKE WE

SHOULD.

THE MIRACLE HAPPENS IN

AN INSTANT.

WHEN YOU FINALLY LOOK IN

YOUR WIFE'S EYES AND SHE

LOOKS BACK AT YOU, AND YOU

KNOW IT IS TIME TO DO

GRACE.

YOU HAVE TO UNDERSTAND

WHAT GRACE IS.

Reporter: WHEN STEVE

PUT GOD FIRST IN HIS LIFE,

MIRACLES ALSO BEGAN TO

OCCUR IN HIS BUSINESS.

18 MONTHS LATER, SAME

PROJECT, AND INITIALLY I

SOLD IT FOR $1.2 MILLION,

NOT $50,000, AND ABOUT 7%

OF THE RESIDUAL, NOT 1%.

YOU SEE THE DIFFERENCE

BETWEEN GOD'S PLAN AND MY

PLAN?

Reporter: THE CRAFTS

LATER MOVED INTO THEIR

DREAM HOME NEAR JACKSON,

MISSISSIPPI.

WHEN WE FIRST MOVED

INTO THIS HOUSE, THERE WAS

A BEAUTIFUL MORNING.

AND I SAID, THIS IS

BEAUTIFUL, GOD.

WHAT DID I DO TO DESERVE

THIS?

WHAT DO YOU WANT ME TO DO

IN RETURN?

HE SAID, TELL EVERYBODY

WHO REALLY DID ALL THIS.

1 PETER 3: 15 SAYS,

"ALWAYS BE PREPARED TO

SHARE THE HOST."

AND THAT'S OUR STORY.

THE ENEMY IS OUT TO SEEK,

KILL, AND DESTROY

MARRIAGES.

HE KNOWS IF HE CAN KILL A

MARRIAGE, HE HAS KILLED A

LOT OF FOLKS AT ONE SWOOP.

Reporter: THEY WROTE

A BOOK TOGETHER, AND LANE

STARTED A MAGAZINE FOR

WOMEN TO HELP THEM

OVERCOME CHALLENGES IN

THEIR LIVES AND MARRIAGES.

THE CRAFTS GIVE ALL OF THE

GLORY TO GOD.

HE DID IT FOR US.

OUR MARRIAGE WAS LITERALLY

BANKRUPT, OUR FINANCES

WERE BANKRUPT, BUT WHEN WE

DECIDED WE DID NOT WANT TO

LIVE A LIE, AND WE KNEW

THERE HAD TO BE MORE TO

LIFE THAN WHAT WE WERE

GETTING -- THE VITAL KEY

IN THIS RECIPE IS YOU

BETTER RUN TO GOD TODAY

AND GET TO YOUR KNEES,

BECAUSE THAT'S WHERE IT

STARTS, RIGHT THERE.

Terry: THAT IS AN

AMAZING STORY.

THIS WAS A MARRIAGE THAT

WAS MORE THAN ON THE

ROCKS.

IT WAS OVER.

17 YEARS OF RESENTMENT AND

BITTERNESS AND HATE.

HATE.

BUT I LOVE WHAT STEVE SAID

WHEN HE SAID, WE LOOKED IN

EACH OTHER'S EYES AND YOU

KNEW IT WAS TIME TO DO

GRACE.

AND YOU KNOW WHAT, YOU

HAVE TO DO GRACE WHEN YOU

FIND YOURSELF IN THAT

PLACE.

GRACE IS A CHOICE.

YOU CAN'T REALLY GIVE IT

TO SOMEONE ELSE OR

YOURSELF UNTIL YOU

UNDERSTAND GOD'S GRACE,

HOW INCREDIBLY HUGE IT IS,

COVERING ALL THINGS.

HOW AMAZINGLY FREE IT IS.

AND HOW IT REFLECTS THE

FATHER HEART OF GOD.

IF YOU'D LIKE TO KNOW MORE

ABOUT GRACE AND

FORGIVENESS AND HOW TO

HELP YOUR MARRIAGE GET

BACK ON TRACK AGAIN, WE'VE

GOT A WONDERFUL PAMPHLET

FOR YOU.

IT IS CALLED LOVE AND

MARRIAGE.

BELIEVE IT OR NOT, GOD'S

WORD HAS A LOT TO SAY

ABOUT IT.

WE'D LOVE TO SEND YOU THIS

ABSOLUTELY FREE, AND WE

WOULD LOVE TO PRAY FOR YOU

AT THE SAME TIME.

OUR TOLL-FREE NUMBER IS

1-800-700-7000.

YOU DON'T EVEN T HAVE TO SAY

WHO YOU ARE.

IT IS YOURS FOR THE

ASKING.

CALL NOW.

GORDON?

Gordon: UP NEXT, A

MOM COPES WITH 15 YEARS OF

PAIN FROM A SHOULDER

INJURY.

I WAS MINIMIZING THE

FACT THAT I WAS IN THAT

MUCH PAIN AND THAT IT

REALLY WAS HAMPERING MY

LIFE.

I THINK I HAD JUST GROWN

USED TO BEING IN REGULAR

PAIN.

Gordon: SEE HOW SHE

IS HEALED IN AN INSTANT.

PLUS, WE'LL BE PRAYING FOR

YOU.

SO STAY WITH US.

Gordon: WHEN CITA JOE

WAS BORN, HIS PARENTS WERE

CONSUMED WITH GRIEF AND

GUILT.

EVEN WORSE, THEY FEARED

THEIR BABY WAS SLOWLY

DYING, AND THERE WAS

NOTHING THEY COULD DO TO

SAVE HIM.

Reporter: 6 MONTH OLD

CITA WAS BORN WITH A CLEFT

LIP AND PALATE.

WE DIDN'T UNDERSTAND

WHY WE DIDN'T HAVE A

HEALTHY BABY, LIKE ALL OF

THE OTHER PARENTS.

WHEN WE GOT HOME, EVERYONE

KEPT ASKING ME WHAT I DID

TO HAVE A CHILD LIKE THIS.

Reporter: IT WAS

IMPOSSIBLE FOR CITA TO

DRINK HIS MOTHER'S MILK.

HE WAS HARDLY GAINING ANY

WEIGHT.

WE HAD TO FEED HIM

POWDERED MILK, BUT IT

OFTEN UPSET HIS STOMACH.

WE WANTED TO BUY HIM COW'S

MILK, BUT WE COULDN'T

AFFORD IT.

Reporter: AS A DAY

LABORER, HE COULDN'T PRAY

FOR A CLEFT LIP OPERATION.

MY SON WAS ALWAYS ON MY

MIND.

THE GOVERNMENT WASN'T GO

TO HELP US.

WE DIDN'T HAVE ANYONE ELSE

TO TURN TO FOR HELP.

Reporter: THEN A

LOCAL HOSPITAL FOUND OUT

ABOUT HIM, AND WE TOLD HIM

WE WOULD SPONSOR THE

SURGERY.

AFTER THE OPERATION, HE

HAS BEEN ABLE TO DRINK

MILK AND SLEEP WELL, AND

HE IS GAINING WEIGHT.

I NEVER THOUGHT MY SON

WOULD HAVE A NORMAL LIP,

BUT YOU MADE IT POSSIBLE.

THE DOCTORS DID A GOOD

JOB.

WE ARE SO HAPPY.

Gordon: IF YOU'RE A

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TERRY?

Terry: WELL, BURNING

PAIN IN HER SHOULDER KEPT

BRIDGET REILLY FROM DOING

MAMANY OF THE THINGS SHE

LOVED, LIKE ACTIVELY

PLAYING WITH HER SON.

IT EVEN INTERFERED WITH

HER SLEEP.

SHE RESIGNED HERSELF TO

THE CHRONIC PAIN UNTIL THE

DAY IT VANISHED IN AN

INSTANT.

Reporter: BRIDGET

REILLY LIVED WITH PAIN IN

HER RIGHT SHOULDER FOR 15

YEARS.

IT WAS PRETTY CHRONIC.

THERE WOULD BE TIMES WHEN

IT WOULD FLARE AND BECOME

REALLY EXTREME, TO THE

POINT WHERE I COULDN'T

SLEEP.

Reporter: THE PAIN

STARTED YEARS AFTER SHE

INJURED HER SHOULDER IN A

CAR ACCIDENT.

AT FIRST SHE TRIED TO

MANAGE IT ON HER OWN.

WHEN I WOULD HAVE THE

PAIN OR NOTICE IT GETTING

TOO EXTREME, I WOULD

EITHER JUST REALLY TAKE IT

EASY WITH WORKING OUT OR

WITH MY DAY-TO-DAY

ACTIVITY AND KIND OF BABY

MY SHOULDER, TO THE POINT

THAT I WOULD SOMETIMES

HAVE TO FOREGO EVEN

PLAYING WITH MY SON.

I THINK MAYBE I WAS

MINIMIZING THE FACT THAT I

WAS IN THAT MUCH PAIN AND

THAT IT REALLY WAS

HAMPERING MY LIFE.

AND SO I THINK I HAD JUST

GROWN USED TO BEING IN

REGULAR PAIN.

Reporter: AS THE PAIN

GOT WORSE, SHE SOUGHT THE

HELP OF A CHIROPRACTOR.

BUT THAT OFFERED ONLY

TEMPORARY RELIEF.

THERE WERE DEFINITELY

NIGHTS WHERE I DIDN'T

SLEEP.

YOU KNOW, IT WAS VERY

RESTLESS, AND I WOULD WAKE

UP THE NEXT DAY JUST

REALLY EXHAUSTED BECAUSE

THE PAIN WAS JUST TOO

MUCH.

Reporter: THEN ONE

DAY SHE TURNED ON "THE 700

CLUB."

Gordon: THERE IS

SOMEONE WITH A RIGHT

SHOULDER, AND YOU JUST

FELT IT GO THROUGH -- THE

HEALING TOUCH OF GOD GO

THROUGH THAT SHOULDER.

YOU'VE BEEN IN PAIN FOR

YEARS.

GOD IS RESTORING IT NOW IN

JESUS' NAME.

DEEP WITHIN THAT JOINT,

WHAT YOU COULDN'T DO

BEFORE, DO IT NOW AND

RECEIVE YOUR HEALING.

I MOVED MY SHOULDER,

AND AS I MOVED IT, I HEARD

A LARGE -- OR A LOUD

POPPING SOUND.

FROM THAT MOMENT ON, MY

SHOULDER HAS FELT

FANTASTIC.

I CAN'T EVEN DESCRIBE THE

MOMENT OF SHEAR AWE AND

GRATITUDE THAT GOD WOULD

HEAL ME.

Reporter: BRIDGET HAS

BEEN PAIN-FREE EVER SINCE.

JUST SO THANKFUL THAT I

CAN DO NORMAL THINGS,

KNOWING THAT I WILL JUST

BE ABLE TO LIVE A NORMAL

LIFE WITHOUT FEELING LIKE

THERE IS A BURNING

SENSATION IN MY SOLDIER.

Reporter: BRIDGET

ENCOURAGES OTHERS TO TRUST

GOD FOR HEALING.

HE IS A HEALER, BOTH A

PHYSICAL AND SPIRITUAL

ONE.

I'M SO THANKFUL FOR ALL OF

THE HEALING IN MY LIFE.

IF WE FAITHFULLY KEEP

COMING TO HIM, HE WANTS

THAT DEEP RELATIONSHIP,

AND HE WANTS TO HEAL ALL

OF THOSE AREAS OF OUR

LIFE, WHETHER IT IS

PHYSICAL OR SPIRITUAL.

HE IS DEFINITELY MY

HEALER.

Terry: YOU KNOW, WHEN

WE'RE WELL, WE TAKE SO

MUCH FOR GRANTED.

BUT IF YOU'VE HAD CHRONIC

PAIN, YOU KNOW HOW

LIFE-INTERRUPTING THAT CAN

BE.

TODAY WE WANT TO PRAY FOR

YOU.

THOSE WITH YOU WHO ARE

STRUGGLING AND SUFFERING

FROM THINGS PHYSICALLY,

EVEN RELATIONSHIP-WISE.

GOD WANTS TO JUST INVADE

YOUR CIRCUMSTANCES AND

BRING HIS HEALING, HIS

LOVE, HIS GRACE WITH IT.

SO LET'S PRAY.

Gordon: LORD, WE JUST

LIFT THESE NEEDS TO YOU.

WE COME TO YOUR THRONE OF

GRACE AND REALIZE THAT IT

IS GRACE -- IT'S THE

UNMERITED FAVOR.

IT IS YOUR GRACE.

IT IS NOT A BARGAIN THAT

WE MAKE.

IT IS NOT HOW MUCH WE BEG

OR PLEAD.

IT IS NOT, WE'LL DO GOOD

THINGS FOR YOU.

IT'S NOT ANY OF THAT.

IT'S YOUR GRACE.

SO WE COME TO THAT THRONE

OF GRACE.

KNOWING THAT YOU LOVE US,

AND WE COME BOLDLY, ASKING

AND BELIEVING.

AND WE COME INTO AGREEMENT

WITH THOSE THAT NEED

HEALING.

AND WE SAY OVER THEIR

BODIES NOW, WE SAY IT OUT

LOUD, BE HEALED IN JESUS'

NAME.

AND BE EVERY BIT WHOLE.

THERE IS A WOMAN NAMED

MARTHA, AND YOU'RE CRYING

OUT, PLEASE SAY RIGHT

ELBOW.

YOU'VE HAD CHRONIC PAIN IN

THAT ELBOW FOR A LONG

TIME.

AND GOD IS HEALING IT AND

RESTORING IT.

YOU JUST FELT EVERYTHING

GO INTO PLACE IN THAT, AND

THE RELEASE OF IT ALL.

YOU'VE BEEN HEALED

INSTANTLY.

WHAT YOU COULDN'T DO

BEFORE, DO IT NOW AND

REJOICE OVER YOUR HEALING.

TERRY?

Terry: THERE IS

SOMEONE ELSE, YOU HAVE A

CONDITION IN YOUR TEETH.

I DON'T REALLY KNOW WHAT

IT IS, BUT YOU HAVE

SHOOTING PAINS THAT GO

RIGHT UP THE NERVES AND

INTO THE SIDES OF YOUR

CHEEK.

GOD IS HEALING THAT FOR

YOU RIGHT NOW.

PUT YOUR HAND ON THAT

PLACE WHERE YOU'VE

EXPERIENCED THAT, AND YOU

ARE HEALED IN JESUS' NAME.

Gordon: THERE IS

SOMEONE SUFFERING WITH

NECK PAIN CAUSED BY MUSCLE

STRAIN, PRIMARILY ON THE

LEFT SIDE IN THE BACK OF

THE NECK, AND GOD IS

HEALING THAT AND RESTORING

IT ALL.

WHAT YOU COULDN'T DO

BEFORE, DO NOW AND REALIZE

GOD HAS TOUCHED YOU AND

HEALED YOU.

SOMEONE ELSE WITH MULTIPLE

PROBLEMS IN THE SPINE,

WITH BONE DEGENERATION.

GOD IS HEALING YOU,

TOUCHING YOU, AND

RESTORING YOU IN JESUS'

NAME.

AMEN.

AND AMEN.

> WE LEAVE YOU WITH THIS

WORD FROM 1 JOHN: "AND

THIS WORLD IS FADING AWAY,

ALONG WITH EVERYTHING THAT

PEOPLE CRAVE, BUT ANYONE

WHO DOES WHAT PLEASES GOD

WILL LIVE FOREVER."

MAY GOD BLESS YOU.

WE'LL SEE YOU AGAIN

TOMORROW.

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