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700 Club Interactive - Love Your Enemies - January 19, 2017

Refugees are fleeing the Middle East and getting aid from an unlikely source. Read Transcript


IT BEGINS, THIS FEW

MINUTES OF CHAOS, TAKING

OFF THE BABIES, PEOPLE

SCREAMING AND SHOUTING,

HELPING THEM.

A LOT OF THEM DON'T KNOW

HOW TO SWIM.

Gordon: WHAT DOES IT

LOOK LIKE TO LOVE YOUR

ENEMIES?

WE GIVE THEM SOMETHING

TO EAT, TO DRINK, BECAUSE

SOME OF THEM DIDN'T HAVE

ANY WATER OR FOOD FOR ONE

OR TWO DAYS.

Gordon: WE'LL TAKE

YOU TO A GREEK ISLAND TO

SHOW YOU ISRAELIS HELPING

ARAB REFUGEES.

ON TODAY'S "700 CLUB

INTERACTIVE."

WELL, WELCOME TO THE SHOW.

IT IS ONE OF THE BIGGEST

HUMANITARIAN DISASTERS IN

RECENT HISTORY.

EVERY DAY BOAT LOADS OF

REFUGEES ARRIVE ON THE

SHORES OF GREECE, AND WHEN

THEY ARRIVE, SOME OF THE

FIRST PEOPLE THEY MEET ARE

DOCTORS AND RESCUE TEAMS

FROM ISRAEL.

THE GREEK ISLAND OF

LESBOS, A QUIET VACATION

SPOT WHERE TOURISTS RELAX

AND LOCAL CHILDREN PLAY IN

PEACE.

BUT ON THE OTHER SIDE OF

THE ISLAND, A VERY

DIFFERENT SCENE IS

UNHOLDING.

UNFOLDING.

[SCREAMING]

Gordon: EVERY DAY

HOUSES OF REFUGEES ARRIVE

ON THIS SHORE.

MOST ARE FLEEING THE

SYRIAN CIVIL WAR, HOPING

TO RESETTLE IN EUROPE.

WE WOULD SEE BABIES,

WHICH ARE ONLY A FEW DAYS

OLD, OLD PEOPLE, AT THE

AGE OF 90, 95, EVEN, AND

WE GET MANY PEOPLE FROM

SYRIA.

ALSO FROM IRAQ,

AFGHANISTAN, IRAN.

Gordon: WAITING TO

HELP THEM ON THE BEACHES

OF GREECE ARE THE LAST

PEOPLE THE SYRIANS MIGHT

EXPECT, VOLUNTEERS FROM

ISRAEL.

NAME IS TILISHA.

I'M HERE WITH ISRAEL.

MY NAME IS NASHITA, AND

I'M HERE AND I WORK AS A

NURSE.

MY NAME IS ASADLER, AND

I LIVE IN TEL AVIV.

I JUST FINISHED MED SCHOOL

IN TEL AVIV.

I CAME HERE TO GREECE TO

BE ON THE COAST AS A

DOCTOR.

Gordon: THE ISRA-AIDE

TEAM IS A GROUP OF DOCTORS

AND NURSES.

I'M ALSO CHRISTIAN, SO

I'M A MINORITY INSIDE OF A

MINORITY INSIDE OF ISRAEL.

BEING AWARE OF MY

BACKGROUND, THE HISTORY

THAT MY PEOPLE WENT

THROUGH, THIS IS SOMETHING

THAT APPEALS TO ME.

I CAN HELP REFUGEES, AND

THIS IS MY JOB AND THIS IS

WHAT I SHOULD BE DOING.

OUR JOB HERE IS TO

RECEIVE THE BOATS OF THE

REFUGEES, THAT ARE COMING

FROM THE TURKISH SIDE TO

THE GREEK SIDE.

THERE ARE MANY, MANY

VOLUNTEERS ON THE BEACH.

NOT MANY MEDICAL THINGS.

THEY ARE GOING THROUGH

A LOT OF PROBLEMS.

THERE ARE SMUGGLERS WHO

ARE ASKING THEM TO PAY

BETWEEN $1,000 TO $5,000 A

PERSON.

A LOT OF TIMES THEY'RE

SHOVING THEM INTO BOATS

THAT SHOULD FIT 50 PEOPLE,

BUT THERE ARE 150 PEOPLE

ON THE BOATS.

THEY LEAVE THEM MIDWAY IN

THE SEA, AND SAY WE'RE NOT

RESPONSIBLE FOR YOU.

OR THEY PUT IN HALF A TANK

OF GAS AND LEAVE THEM IN

THE MIDDLE OF THE SEA.

ALL WE DO IS GO TO THE

HIND POINTS WITH

BINOCULARS, SEARCHING AND

SCANNING THE WATER.

AND YOU START LOOKING FOR

THIS BLACK, WITH ORANGE

DOT, IN THE VIEW.

AND YOU COME HERE AND YOU

START SEEING THE RUBBER

BOAT AND ALL OF THE PEOPLE

ON IT.

AND IT'S LIKE ONE,

AND WE CAN SEE WHO IS

IN NEED OF MEDICAL HELP.

I START SHOUTING, WHO

NEEDS A DOCTOR IN ARABIC,

AND THIS IS THE TIME WE

START GIVING TREATMENTS.

I'VE TREATED A

40-YEAR-OLD AFGHANI GUY

THAT WAS UNCONSCIOUS.

HE DIDN'T RECEIVE

AGGRESSIVE TREATMENT ON

THE SHORE, ON THE SPOT,

AND IF HE DIDN'T RECEIVE

TREATMENT ON THE SPOT, HE

MAY NOT HAVE MADE IT.

AFTER THAT, WE START

GIVING FOOD AND WATER,

WARM CLOTHES, AND

SOMETHING TO EAT AND DRINK

BECAUSE SOME OF THEM

DIDN'T HAVE ANY WATER OR

FOOD FOR, LIKE, ONE OR TWO

DAYS.

AFTER THAT, I TAKE THE

MAP.

WE HAVE A MAP THAT WE

TRANSLATE THAT IS IN

ARABIC AND EXPLAIN TO THEM

WHAT IS THE NEXT STEP.

YOU KNOW, THEY DON'T KNOW

WHERE THEY ARE, OKAY?

SO I THE FIRST THING IS I

TELL THEM THEY ARE IN

LESBOS ISLAND IN GREECE.

BECAUSE SOME OF THEM HAVE,

LIKE, NO IDEA WHERE THEY

ARE.

> MOST OF THEM, THEY

HAVE NOTHING.

THEY JUST COME WITH THEIR

CLOTHES ONLY BECAUSE THEY

HAD TO THROW THEIR BAGS IN

THE SEA, OR SMUGGLERS TOOK

THEIR BAGS AND THREW THEM

IN THE SEA.

AFTER A COUPLE OF DAYS

OF ASSESSING THE FIELD, WE

UNDERSTOOD THAT THE

BIGGEST NEED IS A WAY TO

COMMUNICATE WITH THE

REFUGEES WHO COME.

SO WE BROUGHT A TEAM FROM

ISRAEL, WHICH IS

ARAB-SPEAKING, AND IT WAS

AMAZING.

HEARING YOUR LANGUAGE

IS VERY IMPORTANT TO THEM.

GETTING THE INSTRUCTIONS

WHERE TO GO, WHAT TO DO

NEXT, WHAT ARE THE NEXT

STEPS?

BECAUSE THEY HAVE A LOT OF

QUESTIONS.

Gordon: ALTHOUGH

ISRAEL AND SYRIA ARE

TECHNICALLY AT WAR, NONE

OF THAT MATTERS HERE ON

THE BEACH.

USUALLY WHEN THEY GET

TO THE BEACH, THEY ARE

JUST HAPPY TO SEE PEOPLE

WAITING FOR THEM, GIVING

THEM HELP AND FOOD AND

CLOTHES AND MEDICAL

TREATMENT, IF THEY NEED

IT.

SOMETIMES THEY REALIZE WHO

WE ARE, AND THEY'RE JUST

HAPPY TO SEE US AND THEY

HUG US AND KISS US.

AND IT'S VERY EXCITING.

YOU GET LOVELY, WARMING

REACTIONS OF HUGS AND, YOU

KNOW, MEN KISSING ME LIKE

I'M THEIR DAUGHTER, ON THE

FOREHEAD, SAYING THANK

YOU.

SAYING THAT I NEVER WOULD

HAVE THOUGHT I WAS GOING

TO RECEIVE TREATMENT ARE

BE ABLE TO SPEAK TO AN

ISRAELI DOCTOR, OR SHARE

MY STORY WITH AN ISRAELI

WHO WILL EMPATHIZE WITH

WHAT I'VE BEEN THROUGH.

THIS GUY, HE HAD, I THINK,

A SPRAINED ANKLE.

AND WE PUT SOME BANDAGES.

AND I WANTED TO TAKE OUT

OF MY BAG SOME MEDICINE TO

EASE THE PAIN, A

PAINKILLER.

WHILE I'M LOOKING IN MY

BAG, THIS GUY ASKED MESHDA

IN ARABIC, WHERE IS SHE

FROM?

AND SHE WAS TELLING HIM,

WHAT DOES IT MATTER?

YOU NEED HELP NOW.

SHE IS HERE TO GIVE IT TO

YOU.

WHY ARE YOU FOCUSING ON

THAT?

AND WE CONTINUED WITH OUR

WORK AND WHATEVER WE WERE

DOING AT THE TIME.

A FEW MINUTES AFTERWARDS,

HE COMES TO ME WITH A

PACKAGE OF BISCUITS THAT

HE BROUGHT FROM TURKEY FOR

THE JOURNEY, YOU KNOW,

GIVING ME SOMETHING FROM

THE NOTHING THAT HE HAS

AND APOLOGIZING FOR NOT

RESPECTING MORE OR

QUESTIONING ME.

AND, YOU KNOW, JUST GIVING

ME A THANKS FOR BEING

THERE.

ISA-AIDE IS A

NON-POLITICAL

ORGANIZATION.

WHAT THEY DO IS HELP

PEOPLE IN A DISASTER

SITUATION.

AND THIS IS WHAT I'M

DOING.

THIS IS WHAT THEY TEACH ME

AT NURSING SCHOOL, TO

TREAT A HUMAN, NO MATTER

WHAT HE IS, WHICH RELIGION

HE HAS, WHICH COLOR HE IS,

WHAT LANGUAGE HE TALKS.

TO SEE A 60-YEAR-OLD

ARAB MAN BURST INTO TEARS

ON THE SHORE IS SOMETHING

YOU DON'T SEE EVERY DAY.

TO BE ABLE TO GIVE A HAND,

GIVE WATER, MEDICAL

TREATMENT -- IT'S A

PRIVILEGE.

Gordon: OFFSHORE,

ISRA-AID DOCTORS ALSO

PROVIDE TRAUMA COUNSELLING

FOR FAMILIES IN REFUGEE

CAMPS.

WE START WITH THE

COMMUNICATION.

ONLY HANDS ON HIS OR HER

SHOULDER, AND TRY TO MAKE

THEM FEEL BETTER, YOU

KNOW, AS MUCH AS WE CAN.

IN MY COUNTRY, IN

SYRIA, IT IS BECOMING VERY

HARD, AND THERE IS NO

FUTURE FOR ANYONE.

TODAY I AM COMING HERE.

I WOULD SAY THAT THEY ARE

AMAZING PEOPLE AND I'M

REALLY, REALLY THANKFUL TO

EVERYONE WORKING WITH

THESE PEOPLE.

THEY ARE REALLY HELPING

US, AND HELPING A LOT OF

FAMILIES HERE, AND

CHILDREN.

BECAUSE WE COME FROM A

COUNTRY THAT A LOT OF

PEOPLE SUFFERED TRAUMA

BECAUSE OF THE CONFLICT

AND WHAT IS HAPPENING,

TOO, WE HAVE A LOT OF

EXPERIENCE OF HOW TO DEAL

WITH TRAUMA.

AND THIS IS A KNOWLEDGE

THAT WE NEED TO PASS TO

OTHER PEOPLE, TO OTHER

COUNTRIES, IF WE CAN HELP

MAKE THEIR SUFFERING LESS

OR TO HELP SUPPORT THEM OR

SHOW THEM A DIFFERENT WAY,

AND I THINK THIS IS OUR

DUTY.

THE PEOPLE COME AND

THEY AUTOMATICALLY GET

THIS TITLE, THEY'RE

REFUGEES FLEEING TO

EUROPE.

AT THE END OF THE DAY,

THEY'RE JUST HUMANS, A

FAMILY.

THEY HAD HONORABLE JOBS,

FITTING LIVES IN THE

COUNTRIES THAT THEY'RE

COMING FROM.

AND SUDDENLY THEY COME

HERE AND THEY'RE TREATED

AND LOOKED AT AS REFUGEES

WHEN THEY ARE HUMAN

BEINGS, AS ME AND YOU ARE.

FOR ME, WHEN I MEET THOSE

PEOPLE, THIS IS WHAT I'M

TRYING TO GIVE THEM, THAT

FEELING THAT I RESPECT

THEM.

I FEEL THEM.

I CONNECT TO THEM IN THE

MOST HUMAN LEVEL.

I'M NOT ABOVE THEM.

WE'RE THE SAME.

JUST NOW THEY'RE ON THAT

SIDE OF THE COIN.

TOMORROW IT MIGHT BE ME,

AND I WILL NEED THEIR

HELP.

I WAS THINKING ABOUT 60

YEARS AGO, IT WAS THE

JEWISH PEOPLE IN EUROPE,

DURING THE HOLOCAUST,

AFTER THE HOLOCAUST,

MAKING THEIR JOURNEY TO

ISRAEL OR DIFFERENT

COUNTRIES, AND SEEKING FOR

A SAFE PLACE.

WE ARE ALWAYS SAYING,

NEVER AGAIN.

WHEN YOU SEE SOMETHING

DIFFICULT -- FOR ME, IT

WAS LOOKING AT MY PATH,

WHAT'S MY RESPONSIBILITY.

THAT'S WHAT WE TRY TO DO.

WE'RE COMING AS HUMANS,

MEETING OTHER HUMAN

BEINGS.

AND THIS IS HOW CHANGES

START, LITTLE.

THEY ARE VERY LOVELY.

THEY GIVE ME HOPE TO MY

FUTURE.

THEY ARE REALLY COOL

PEOPLE.

I THINK THAT HELPING

OTHER PEOPLE IS A VERY

IMPORTANT THING IN THE

JEWISH TRADITION.

WE CAN'T SIT BACK AND

WATCH WHAT IS GOING ON.

WE HAVE TO COME AND DO THE

BEST WE CAN.

AND EVEN IF WE TOUCH A FEW

PEOPLE'S LIFE, I THINK

THAT'S A LOT.

Gordon: WHAT ISRAEL

IS DOING IN THE WORLD

TODAY, THESE ARE STORIES

YOU'RE NOT GOING TO SEE

ANYWHERE ELSE.

BUT IT IS AMAZING.

HOW THEY'RE REACHING OUT

WITH HANDS OF LOVE, HANDS

OF COMPASSION.

THEY WANT TO HELP THE

WORLD.

AND THEY'RE NOT JUST DOING

IT WITH THE REFUGEES

COMING OUT OF SYRIA RIGHT

NOW.

THEY WERE THERE ON THE

GROUND WITH THE EARTHQUAKE

IN NEPAL.

THEY WERE THERE ON THE

GROUND WHEN THE TYPHOON

HIT THE PHILIPPINES.

THEY WERE THERE ON THE

GROUND WHEN THE EARTHQUAKE

HIT HAITI.

WE'RE GOING TO BE SHOWING

YOU MORE OF THESE STORIES,

HOW ISRAEL IS BLESSING THE

WORLD.

> WELL, STILL AHEAD, A

JEWISH ATTORNEY BECOMES A

WITNESS FOR JESUS.

I FOUND MYSELF SAYING

OUT LOUD THAT I BELIEVED,

BUT NOT JUST SAYING IT, I

BELIEVED IT.

Gordon: HEAR WHY HE

WAS SCARED TO TESTIFY TO

HIS PARENTS.

AND THAT'S UP NEXT.

Gordon: BRIAN ROBINS

LIKED LISTENING TO TALK

RADIO ON HIS DAILY

COMMUTE.

ONE MORNING THE SEAT

BUTTON LANDED ON A

CHRISTIAN TALK SHOW.

AT FIRST WHAT THEY SAID

MADE HIM LAUGH OUT LOUD.

BUT SEVERAL DAYS LATER,

THE EVIDENCE WAS TOO

STRONG TO IGNORE.

ONE OF THE MOST

DIFFICULT CONVERSATIONS IN

MY LIFE WAS TELLING MY

PARENTS TELLING THAT THE

USHUAIA WAS JESUS, THE

MESSIAH.

MY HEART IS BEATING IN MY

CHEST.

I GRADUATED.

I GOT A GREAT JOB IN A LAW

FIRM.

I'M PARTNERED IN A LARGE

LAW FIRM IN NEW YORK CITY.

MY CAREER HAS BEEN

TERRIFIC.

MY FAMILY IS IN THE

NEIGHBOURHOOD.

I'M VERY CLOSE TO THEM,

AND WE'RE LIVING OUR LIVES

AT REFORMED JEWS AND

EVERYTHING IS FINE.

EARLY IN 2004, I WAS ON

MAY WAY TO WORK, I HIT THE

SEAT BUTTON ON MY RADIO,

AND I LANDED ON A

CHRISTIAN TALK SHOW.

I LISTENED FOR ABOUT 30

SECOND, AND I LITERALLY

LAUGHED OUTLOUD.

AND I SAID, YOU'VE GOT TO

BE KIDDING.

A COUPLE OF DAYS LATER, I

WAS HITTING THE SEAT

BUTTON AGAIN, AND ONCE

AGAIN I LANDED ON THE

STATION.

I KEPT LANDING ON THIS

CHRISTIAN TALK SHOW.

AND I STARTED TO LISTEN TO

IT, NOT REMOTELY, BUT

THERE WAS A STORY THAT

SOUNDED INTERESTING,

WHAT'S THE GOSPEL?

AND I LISTENED TO IT

DAILY.

ALMOST A YEAR GOES BY, AND

IT'S DECEMBER 23rd, AND

IT'S ABOUT 11:30 AT NIGHT,

I'M DRIVING HOME FROM THE

OFFICE, I'M ALONE IN THE

CAR, AND THE STATION WAS

ON IN THE BACKGROUND, BUT

I WAS MULTI-TASKING.

AND THERE WAS A GUEST

SPEAKER THAT NIGHT, AND HE

SAID SOMETHING LIKE, IF

YOU BELIEVE THAT JESUS

CHRIST IS YOUR LORD AND

SAVIOR, JUST SAY THAT YOU

BELIEVE.

AND FOR A REASON I CANNOT

EXPLAIN INTELLECTUALLY, I

FOUND MYSELF SAYING IT,

BUT NOT JUST SAYING IT,

BUT BELIEVING IT.

I HAD AN MOMENT OF JEWISH

GUILT, BUT I LISTENED

FURTHER.

AND THE SPEAKER SAID: IF

YOU HAVE JUST ACCEPTED

JESUS CHRIST AS YOUR LORD

AND SAVIOR, YOU WALKED OUT

OF THE DARKNESS AND INTO

THE LIGHT.

AND A LIGHT IMMEDIATELY

HIT ME.

AND I BROKE OUT IN A

SWEAT.

A WARM, TINGLY FEELING

FROM MY HEAD TO MY CHEST.

I FELT DIFFERENT, BUT THE

SAME.

I TOLD MY WIFE THE STORY,

AND SHE SAID TO ME, BRIAN,

YOU'LL GET OVER IT.

AND I SAID, I DON'T THINK

SO.

NOW BEING A BELIEVER,

STUDYING EVERYTHING I

COULD ABOUT CHRISTIANITY,

ABOUT JUDAISM, AND READING

THE HEBREW SCRIPTURES AND

READING ALL KINDS OF BOOKS

ON THEOLOGY, I WAS IN THIS

QUAGMIRE BECAUSE I WAS

AFRAID TO TELL ANYONE.

KIM AND I DECIDED WE MIGHT

NEVER TELL MY PARENTS.

THIS WOULD BE DEVASTATING

TO THEM.

I REMEMBER I WAS SITTING

IN MY OFFICE AT HOME, AND

OUT OF NOWHERE I HAD THIS

STRONG FEELING I NEEDED TO

TELL MY PARENTS.

I DIDN'T WANT TO TELL MY

PARENTS, BUT I JUST FELT

LIKE I NEEDED TO.

SO I WENT INTO THE

KITCHEN, AND I SAID TO

KEN, KEN, THERE IS

SOMETHING ON MY MIND.

BEFORE I COULD CONTINUE,

HE SAID, BEFORE I CAN

CONTINUE, THERE IS

SOMETHING ON MY MIND.

AND SHE SAID, YOU REALLY

NEED TO TELL YOUR PARENTS.

I DROVE OVER, AND ON THE

WAY OVER I THOUGHT, WHAT

AM I POSSIBLY GOING TO

TELL MY PARENTS.

I'M PRAYING AND HOPING

THAT GOD WILL TELL ME WHAT

TO SAY.

I ARRIVED AT THEIR HOUSE.

MOM, DAD, THERE IS

SOMETHING REALLY

IMPORTANT.

I'M FINE, BUT I NEED TO

SHARE WITH YOU, AND I NEED

45 MINUTES.

I STILL DIDN'T KNOW WHAT I

WAS GOING TO SAY.

BUT I WAS NOT NERVOUS WHEN

I HAD THAT 45-MINUTE

CONVERSATION.

AND I REPORTED TO THEM

THIS TESTIMONY.

AND AT THE END OF THAT

CONVERSATION MY MOTHER, IN

ONLY A WAY A JEWISH MOTHER

COULD DO, TURNED TO ME AND

SAID, BRIAN, YOU MEAN IT

HAS BEEN A YEAR SINCE YOU

HAD THIS EXPERIENCE WITH

GOD, AND WHILE I DON'T

THINK OF IT THE WAY YOU

THINK OF IT, I'M HAPPY FOR

YOU AND I LOVE YOU.

AND SHE GAVE ME A BIG HUG.

MY FATHER WAS EQUALLY

GRACIOUS, BUT LESS

RESTRAINED.

HE SAID, I DON'T KNOW WHY

YOU'RE WRONG, BUT I KNOW

YOUR WRONG, AND I'M GOING

TO HAVE YOU MEET WITH A

GREAT JEWISH RABBI TO

EXPLAIN TO WHY YOU'RE

WRONG.

HE DID ULTIMATELY ARRANGE

FOR ME TO MEET WITH A

WONDERFUL JEWISH RABBI,

VERY WELL-VERSED IN THE

NEW TESTAMENT.

WE DEBATED AND DISCUSSED

SCRIPTURE, RESPECTFULLY,

OF COURSE, AND IT WAS SUCH

AN INTIMATE CONVERSATION,

THAT I FELT THAT I COULD,

AND I DID, ASK HIM A

PERSONAL QUESTION: HAVE

YOU EVER ASKED, WHEN IT

WAS JUST YOU ALONE IN YOUR

ROOM WITH GOD, GOD, IS IT

POSSIBLE THAT YESHUA IS

THE MESSIAH?

AND HE PAUSED.

AND I'M SURE IT WAS A

COUPLE OF SECONDS, BUT IT

FELT LIKE A MINUTE TO ME.

AND HE SAID, WELL, BRIAN,

DO YOU MEAN MORE THAN JUST

LOOKING ACROSS THE ROOM AT

A PAINTING AND WONDERING

WHAT THE IMAGE IS OF?

AND I SAID, YEAH MORE THAN

THAT.

AND SO HE SAID, WELL, NO.

BUT IT WAS A VERY

REFLECTIVE ANSWER.

HE IS SO WELL-STEEPED IN

JUDAISM WHO DIDN'T HAVE A

KNEE-JERK REACTION,

ABSOLUTELY NOT.

I HOPE THAT QUESTION SITS

WITH HIM STILL TODAY.

Gordon: I MET THE

MESSIAH.

YOU CAN DO THAT.

YOU CAN HAVE AN ENCOUNTER

WITH THE LIVING GOD.

THE BIBLE SAYS THAT JESUS

IS THE SAME YESTERDAY,

TODAY, AND FOREVER.

AND THE WONDERFUL THING IS

THAT HE WANTS TO MANIFEST

HIMSELF.

THERE IS A WONDERFUL GREEK

WORD BEHIND THAT, AND IT

LITERALLY MEANS TURN THE

LIGHT ON.

HE WANTS TO SHINE THE

LIGHT, JUST AS HE DID WITH

BRIAN, WHERE HE HAD AN

ENCOUNTER WITH A LIVING

SAVIOR.

WHO CONVINCED HIM THAT HE

WAS THE MESSIAH, THAT HE

WAS THE ONE, PROMISED ONE,

WHO WOULD COME AND SAVE US

FROM OUR SINS.

NOW, WHAT DID IT TAKE FOR

BRIAN?

HOW DID HE ARRIVE AT THAT?

FIRST HE HEARD A MESSAGE.

AND THAT FOLLOWS WHAT THE

BIBLE SAYS, HOW CAN THEY

HEAR UNLESS THERE IS A

PREACHER?

SO HE HEARD A MESSAGE.

AND THEN THAT MESSAGE GOT

INTO HIS HEART, NOT INTO

HIS HEAD.

CHRISTIANITY IS -- YOU

DON'T ARRIVE THERE BY

INTELLECTUAL REASONING.

YOU ARRIVE THERE BY

EXPERIENCE, WHERE YOU KNOW

IN YOUR INNERMOST BEING

THAT JESUS IS REAL.

HE GIVES YOU THE EVIDENCE,

THE EVIDENCE THAT WILL

PROVE IT INTELLECTUALLY,

EVIDENCE LIKE JOHN HAD, AT

APOSTLE JOHN, WHERE HE

SAID, I'VE HEARD, I'VE

SEEN, I'VE TOUCHED.

FOR BRIAN, IT TURNED INTO

THAT HEARD, AND THEN HE

SAW, AND THEN HE KNEW.

AND THEN YOU GET TO THAT

POINT THAT IF YOU BELIEVE

IN YOUR HEART AND CONFESS

WITH YOUR MOUTH, YOU SHALL

BE SAVED.

IT'S THAT SIMPLE.

AND WHEN YOU BELIEVE IT

DEEP IN YOUR HEART --

THESE AREN'T JUST WORDS,

BUT THEY RESONATE DEEP

WITHIN YOUR SOUL, DEEP

WITHIN YOUR SPIRIT, YOUR

INNERMOST BEING, THAT'S

WHEN THE MIRACLE OF

SALVATION OCCURS.

NOW, HOW DO YOU GET THIS?

FIRST, YOU ASK FOR IT.

AND IT CAN BE AS SIMPLE

AS, JESUS, IF YOU'RE REAL,

COULD YOU SHOW ME?

AND IF YOU PRAY THAT WITH

ALL OF YOUR HEART, THE

BIBLE PROMISES THAT WHEN

YOU SEEK HIM WITH ALL OF

YOUR HEART, THEN YOU'LL

FIND HIM.

AND WHEN YOU FIND HIM,

WELL THEN A WHOLE BUNCH OF

QUESTIONS GET ANSWERED.

YOU START TO UNDERSTAND

PURPOSE.

YOU START TO UNDERSTAND

DESTINY, THE REASON FOR

BEING.

ALL OF THESE WONDERFUL

THINGS COME BECAUSE OF A

RELATIONSHIP WITH HIM.

IF YOU WANT THAT, LET'S

PRAY THAT PRAYER.

AND LET'S DO IT TOGETHER.

AND LET'S SEE WHAT JESUS

WILL DO FOR YOU.

LET'S PRAY.

JESUS -- THAT'S RIGHT,

JUST SAY HIS NAME.

JESUS, I COME TO YOU AND I

SAY YOUR NAME, JESUS.

AND I KNOW THAT YOUR NAME

MEANS SAVIOR.

SO, JESUS, IF YOU'RE REAL,

IF YOU REALLY CAME FOR ME,

COULD YOU SHOW UP FOR ME

COULD YOU APPEAR?

COULD YOU OPEN MY EARS?

COULD YOU OPEN MY EYES OF

UNDERSTANDING SO THAT I

MAY KNOW YOU AND THE

GREATNESS OF YOUR POWER.

OPEN MY EYES.

OPEN MY EARS.

LET ME KNOW YOU.

AND, JESUS, IF YOU'LL DO

THIS FOR ME, I ASK RIGHT

NOW THAT YOU FORGIVE ME,

THAT YOU MAKE ME NEW

AGAIN.

AND IF YOU'LL DO THIS, I

WANT TO FOLLOW YOU ALL OF

THE DAYS OF MY LIFE.

HEAR MY PRAYER, FOR I PRAY

IT IN JESUS' NAME.

FATHER, FOR THOSE WHO JUST

PRAYED, I ASK THAT YOU

MANIFEST YOURSELF, THAT

YOU TURN ON THAT LIGHT.

LET THEM KNOW THAT THEIR

PRAYER HAS BEEN HEARD AND

HAS BEEN ANSWERED TODAY.

DO IT, LORD, FOR WE ASK IT

IN JESUS' NAME.

AMEN.

IF YOU PRAYED WITH ME,

THERE IS ONE MORE THING I

WANT YOU TO DO, THE SAME

THING THAT BRIAN DID.

IF YOU BELIEVE IN YOUR

HEART, WILL YOU CONFESS

WITH YOUR MONTH THAT JESUS

IS LORD.

I'D LIKE YOU TO MAKE A

PHONE CALL TO DO THAT.

1-888-777-1999.

THERE WILL BE SOMEBODY ON

THE OTHER END OF THAT

LINE -- WE'RE NOT HERE TO

JUDGE YOU; WE'RE NOT HERE

TO CONDEMN YOU.

WE'RE HERE TO TELL YOU

THAT GOD LOVES YOU, AND HE

WANTS TO MANIFEST HIMSELF

TO YOU.

WHEN YOU CALL, I'VE GOT

SOMETHING FOR YOU.

IT'S ABSOLUTELY FREE.

IT IS A C.D. TEACHING

CALLED "A NEW DAY."

AND IN THERE, ON THAT

TEACHING, IT WILL TELL YOU

HOW DO YOU LIVE THE

CHRISTIAN LIFE?

WHAT DO I DO NOW?

WHAT ARE THE NEXT STEPS?

THERE IS ALSO A FREE

BOOKLET IN THERE, FILLED

WITH BIBLE VERSES.

IT IS ALL FREE.

THE PHONE CALL IS FREE.

THE PACKET IS FREE.

DO IT NOW: 1-888-777-1999.

WELL, WE'D LIKE TO THANK

ONE FOR ISRAEL MINISTRY

FOR THAT STORY.

IF YOU'D LIKE TO SEE MORE

STORIES LIKE THAT ONE, GO

TO ImetMessiah.com.

> OVER THE YEARS,

MILLIONS OF JEWS FROM

AROUND THE WORLD HAVE

RETURNED TO THEIR

ANCESTORAL HOMELAND.

BUT FOR MANY, IT IS NOT AN

EASY JOURNEY, SO CBN IS

THERE TO HELP.

Reporter: MASHA MOVED

FROM THE UKRAINE TO ISRAEL

HOPING TO MAKE A BETTER

LIFE FOR HER SON, DANIEL.

IT IS VERY HARD TO

RAISE A CHILD IN UKRAINE.

THERE AREN'T MANY JOBS AND

THE WAR HAS MADE THINGS

DIFFICULT.

BEING A JEW, I HAVE ALWAYS

HEARD ABOUT ISRAEL AND IT

WAS MY DREAM TO COME HERE.

Reporter: MASHA AND

HER SON STAYED WITH

UKRAINIAN FRIENDS WHEN

THEY ARRIVED.

BUT THE ASSESSMENT WAS

VERY SMALL, AND SOON THEY

WERE ASKED TO LEAVE.

I WAS VERY DEPRESSED,

BECAUSE I DIDN'T KNOW THE

LANGUAGE OR HOW TO FIND A

JOB HERE.

Reporter: WHEN CBN

LEARNED ABOUT MASHA, WE

INVITED HER TO COME AND

LIVE IN "THE HOUSE OF

LIFE," WHERE SINGLE MOMS

CAN COME AND STAY FREE OF

CHARGE.

I WAS VERY NERVOUS AT

FIRST.

BUT CBN MADE ME FEEL VERY

COMFORTABLE.

I MADE FRIENDS WITH THE

OTHER GIRLS VERY QUICKLY.

Reporter: WE TAUGHT

MASHA HOW TO BUDGET HER

RESOURCES AND BUILD A

RESUME.

SHE EARNED MONEY WHILE

STAYING IN THE HOUSE.

AND WE ALSO PROVIDED MASHA

AND DANIEL WITH GOOD MEALS

EVERY DAY.

THE PEOPLE THERE REALLY

BECAME MY FAMILY.

AND I LEARNED SHOACH IN SO MUCHN

THE HOUSE.

Reporter: TODAY MASHA

SUPPORTS DANIEL ON HER

OWN, BUT WE STILL VISIT TO

MAKE SURE THEY'RE OKAY.

THERE IS NO WAY WE

WOULD HAVE MADE IT WITHOUT

YOUR HELP.

THE SITUATION IN UKRAINE

IS TERRIBLE FOR MY BABY.

SO GOING BACK WOULD BE

HORRIBLE.

WE WERE ONLY ABLE TO STAY

IN ISRAEL BECAUSE CBN MADE

IT POSSIBLE.

THANK YOU FOR THAT.

Gordon: IF YOU WANT

TO BE A PART OF BLESSING

PEOPLE AND BLESSING PEOPLE

AROUND THE WORLD, ALL YOU

HAVE TO DO IS JOIN "THE

700 CLUB."

HOW MUCH IS THAT?

JUST $20 A MONTH, 65 CENTS

A DAY.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO MAKE

A DEDICATED GIFT TO HELP

PEOPLE IN ISRAEL, YOU CAN

GIVE TO THE ISRAEL FUND.

WE'VE GOT A PLACE ON THE

WEBSITE, AT

700clubinteractive.com.

OR YOU CAN JUST CALL US:

1-888-777-1999.

> WE LEAVE YOU WITH THIS

WORD FROM LUKE 6: "BUT TO

YOU WHO ARE WILLING TO

LISTEN, I SAY LOVE YOUR

ENEMY.

DO GOD TO THOSE WHO HATE

YOU."

FOR ALL OF US HERE AT "700

CLUB INTERACTIVE," GLOBAL

GODBLESS YOU, AND WE'LL SEE

YOU AGAIN TOMORROW.

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