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700 Club Interactive - Moving Mountains - January 23, 2017

“Wild at Heart” author John Eldredge explains the simple way we can “move mountains”. Read Transcript


Andrew: A YOGA

Andrew: A YOGA

TEACHER LEARNS A LESSON OF

A LIFETIME.

I'VE DECIDED, I'VE GOT

TO FIND OUT WHAT IS ON THE

OTHER SIDE OF THIS

EXPERIENCE CALLED DEATH.

Andrew: HEAR HOW HE

FOUND HIS ANSWER INSIDE A

VAN.

INSIDE TODAY'S "700 CLUB

INTERACTIVE."

> GOOD MORNING, AND

WELCOME TO THE PROGRAM.

DO YOU EVER WONDER WHY

SOME OF YOUR PRAYERS ARE

ANSWERED AND SOME ARE NOT?

WELL, TODAY WE'RE GOING TO

TALK TO BEST-SELLING

AUTHOR JOHN ELRIDGE ABOUT

PRAYING THE KINDS OF

PRAYERS THAT MOVE

MOUNTAINS.

IT'S A GREAT BOOK.

STAY WITH US, THAT'S

COMING UP.

Terry: BUT FIRST,

MIKE STRAY WAS LOOKING FOR

INNER SPEECH.

HE READ MANY BOOKS,

CHANTED MANY MANTRAS, AND

HE DEVOTED HIMSELF TO

TEACHING YOGA.

A LOCAL GROUP HEARD ABOUT

MIKE, AND THEY STARTED

PRAYING FOR HIM.

SOON AFTER, MIKE FOUND THE

PEACE HE WAS LOOKING FOR

IN THE BACK OF A VAN.

I WAS IN CONVULSIONS.

I FELT LIKE MY SOUL WAS

LEAVING MY BODY AND COMING

TO THIS TERRIBLE DARK

VOID.

I CAME RIGHT TO THE EDGE

OF DEATH AND SOMETIMES SOMEHOW E

BACK AGAIN.

I WAS RAISED AS A ROMAN

CATHOLIC, AND I WAS VERY

DEVOTED, BUT I NEVER HAD

AN ENCOUNTER WITH GOD.

WHEN I WAS A TEENAGER, I

BECAME A MUSICIAN, AND I

MOVED AWAY FROM RELIGION

ALL TOGETHER.

AT THE AGE OF 19, I HAD A

TERRIBLE DRUG OVERDOSE

EXPERIENCE.

I THOUGHT I WAS DYING.

I DECIDED, I'VE GOT TO

FIND OUT WHAT IS ON THE

OTHER SIDE OF THIS

EXPERIENCE CALLED DEATH.

I MET AN INDIAN GURU, AND

I DROPPED OUT OF SCHOOL TO

STUDY YOGA.

I WOULD START EVERY

MORNING WITH TWO TO THREE

HOURS OF MEDITATION, AND I

WOULD READ THE BOOK ABOUT

GIDA AND THE BIBLE AND ANY

BOOK THAT CLAIMED TO BE

SACRED AND INSPIRED.

MY WHOLE DAY WAS

REGIMENTED.

AND ONE VIEW IS ALL

RELIGIONS ARE DIFFERENT

PATHS TO THE SAME GOD.

BUDDHISTS CAN GET THERE

THROUGH HIS PRACTICES, OR

A HINDU CAN GET THERE

THROUGH PRACTICES AND

ACHIEVE SAMATI.

OR A CHRISTIAN CAN BE BORN

AGAIN.

AND SO IT BLENDS ALL OF

THESE TOGETHER AS IF ALL

OF THE EXPERIENCES ARE ONE

IN THE SAME.

THE TEMPERATURE VIEW

NEWSPAPER DID A BIG

HALF-PAGE ARTICLE ON ME.

I HAD NO IDEA IT WOULD

ALERT THIS PRAYER GROUP IN

TOWN TO START PRAYING FOR

ME ON A CONSISTENT BASIS.

THEY HAD A 24-HOUR PRAYER

CHAIN AND THEY ASSIGNED

SOMEBODY TO BE PRAYING FOR

ME EVERY HOUR OF EVERY

DAY.

AN OLD FRIEND OF MINE FROM

COLLEGE WROTE ME A LETTER.

WE BOTH DROPPED OUT TO

STUDY UNDER DIFFERENT

GURUS.

I GET THIS SURPRISING

LETTER FROM LARRY SAYING

HE MADE JESUS HIS SAVIOR

AND THE LORD OF HIS LIFE.

AND THAT WAS TOO HEAVY FOR

ME TO HANDLE AT FIRST.

FINALLY ONE DAY I DECIDED

MAYBE THERE IS SOMETHING

ABOUT JESUS THAT I HAVE

MISINTERPRETED.

SO I THOUGHT, IF I'M GOING

TO BE A TRUE-SEEKER AND

I'M GOING TO BE

OPEN-HEARTED AND

OPEN-MINDED, I NEED TO AT

LEAST DEDICATE ONE DAY TO

JESUS.

WELL, THAT MORNING,

INSTEAD OF DOING MANTRA

YOGA, I JUST STARTED

READING THE BIBLE AND

PRAYING.

I WOULD PRAY SIMPLE

PRAYERS, LIKE, JESUS, IF

YOU REALLY DIED ON THE

CROSS FOR THE SENSE OF

HUMANITY, IF YOU REALLY

ROSE FROM THE DEAD, AND IF

YOU'RE THE ONLY WAY, THE

ONLY SAVIOR, GIVE ME A

SUPERNATURAL SIGN TODAY.

I EXPECTED I WOULD HAVE A

VISION OR HEAR A VOICE.

THAT AFTERNOON I HAD TO GO

TEACH A YOGA CLASS.

I HAD TO HITCH HIKE THERE.

ONE OF THE MEMBERS OF THE

PRAYER GROUP WAS A FORMER

YOGA STUDENT WHO HAD

BECOME A COMMITTED

CHRISTIAN, AND GOD LED HIM

TO THE VERY SPOT WHERE I

WAS HITCHHIKING, AND I WAS

STILL PRAYING, SAYING,

JESUS, IF YOU'RE THE

ANSWER, GIVE ME A SIGN.

WHEN I PULLED OVER, I

OPENED THE DOOR TO THE

VAN, AND MY HEART STARTED

RACING.

BECAUSE ON THE CEILING OF

HIS VAN HE TAPED A PICTURE

OF THE LORD JESUS.

AND I KNEW, THIS IS IT.

A FEW MINUTES DOWN THE

ROAD, HE BROKE THE SILENCE

AND HE SAID, FRIEND, CAN I

ASK YOU A QUESTION?

HAVE YOU EVER EXPERIENCED

JESUS CHRIST COMING INTO

YOUR HEART?

SO HE PULLED THE VAN OVER

ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD

AND WE KNELT DOWN IN THE

VAN AND DISCUSSED A FEW

THINGS, AND THEN I PRAYED

A SIMPLE PRAYER.

AND I HAD THAT ENCOUNTER I

HAD BEEN SEEKING MY ENTIRE

LIFE.

ALL THE WAY THROUGH ALL OF

THE YEARS I SPENT IN

NEW-AGE SPIRITALITY, AND

FINALLY REACHED WHAT I WAS

SEARCHING FOR.

I WENT TO ALL OF MY YOGA

CLASSES AND TOLD THEM I

FOUND THE LORD AND WOULD

NO LONGER BE TEACHING

YOGA.

SOME WERE VERY CONFUSED.

AND MOST OF MY MAIN

STUDENTS BECAME

CHRISTIANS, ALSO.

I CAN SEE HOW GOD SPENT MY

TIME FOR A PURPOSE.

I HAVE A CONNECTION WITH

EVERY HINDU PERSON, I KNOW

HOW TO TALK TO THEM AND

SHARE THE GOSPEL IN A WAY

THAT IS NOT OFFENSIVE.

GOD CAN TAKE YOUR PAST AND

REDEEM IT AND MAKE IT

USEFUL FOR HIS PURPOSES.

IF YOU EVER COME OUT OF

ANY KIND OF DARKNESS, YOU

EARNED THE RIGHT TO REACH

BACK AND DRAW SOMEBODY

ELSE OUT OF THE SAME

DILEMMA.

Terry: I LOVE MIKE'S

STORY BECAUSE IT SO

EMPHASIZES WHO OUR GOD IS.

HE SAYS, YOU'LL FIND ME

WHEN YOU SEARCH FOR ME

WITH ALL OF YOUR HEART.

GOD WANTS TO BE FOUND.

HE WANTS TO BE KNOWN.

HE IS NOT HIDING WHO HE IS

FROM YOU.

HE IS NOT FAR OFF IN SOME

DIFFICULT-TO-GET-TO PLACE.

HE IS HERE NOW.

THE BIBLE SAYS HE KNEW YOU

AND ME BEFORE WE WERE EVER

FORMED IN OUR MOTHER'S

WOMB.

I THINK WE KIND OF LIKE

THAT IDEA THAT EVERYBODY

IS RIGHT.

WE'RE ALL ON A PATH TO THE

SAME GOD.

BUT TRUTH, BY THE VERY

NATURE OF WHAT IT IS,

CANNOT BE RELATIVE.

THERE IS TRUTH, AND IF

THERE IS TRUTH, THEN THERE

HAS TO BE UNTRUTH.

SO BE HONEST IN YOUR

SEARCH FOR WHO GOD IS.

CALL OUT TO HIM AND SAY,

GOD, REVEAL YOURSELF TO

ME.

I WANT TO KNOW WHO YOU ARE

AND WHO I AM IN

RELATIONSHIP TO YOU.

GOD IS MORE THAN ABLE TO

DO THAT.

AND IF YOU'RE SEARCHING

TODAY AND YOU'RE ALREADY

AT THAT PLACE, WHERE YOU

KNOW I NEED TO KNOW WHAT

HAPPENS AFTER I DIE, I

NEED TO KNOW WHAT IS THIS

LIFE HERE ALL ABOUT, I

NEED TO KNOW WHY I'M HERE

AND WHERE AM I GOING AND

HOW AM I TO LIVE?

WELL, GOD IS AVAILABLE TO

YOU.

HE IS A PRAYER AWAY.

AND THE PRAYER IS REALLY

NOT SOMETHING FORMAL OR

ACADEMIC.

IT IS A CONVERSATION.

AND THE REASON GOD ASKS US

TO PRAY, IF YOU WILL, IS

HE WANTS US TO INVITE HIM.

HE IS NOT GOING TO INVADE

YOUR HEART AND YOUR MIND.

HE WANTS YOU TO LOVE HIM

THE WAY HE LOVES YOU.

AND SO THAT'S A CHOICE.

SO TODAY HE SETS BEFORE

YOU LIFE AND DEATH.

AND HE SAYS CHOOSE WHICH

ONE YOU WANT, BUT I HOPE

YOU'LL CHOOSE ME.

IF YOU COULD HEAR THE

VOICE OF GOD, THAT'S WHAT

HE IS SAYING, CHOOSE ME.

CHOOSE LIFE SO THAT YOU

CAN LIVE.

HE WANTS YOU TO LIVE, NOT

JUST NOW, BUT IN ETERNITY

WITH HIM.

AND, OH, THE JOURNEY OF

THIS LIFE CHANGES SO MUCH.

YOU COULD SEE IT IN MIKE'S

FACE, COULDN'T YOU.

AFTER YEARS OF SEARCHING

AND READING AND STRIVING,

SUDDENLY TRUTH BECAME

RESIDENT IN HIS HEART.

WOULD YOU LIKE THAT KIND

OF PIECE IN YOUR HEART AND

MIND TODAY?

IT'S YOURS FOR THE SCL.

ASKING.

THE BIBLE SAYS, WHOSOEVER

WILL MAY COME, AND

SALVATION IS THE FREE GIFT

OF GOD TO ANYONE WHO CALLS

UPON HIS NAME.

JUST STOP WHAT YOU'RE

YOU'REDOING IN INVITE HIM INTO

YOUR HEART.

LET'S PRAY.

JESUS, I'VE HEARD ABOUT

YOU ALL OF MY LIFE, AND

I'VE HEARD MY NAME, AND

I'VE NEVER REALLY OPENED

MY HEART AND MY LIFE TO.

I'M NOT SURE I EVEN

UNDERSTAND WHAT ALL OF

THAT MEANS, BUT I KNOW I

WANT YOU.

I KNOW I NEED YOU.

I WANT MY LIFE TO MATTER.

AND I WANT TO KNOW WHERE

I'M GOING TO SPEND

ETERNITY.

SO WILL YOU COME INTO MY

HEART AND MY LIFE TODAY?

I JUST WANT TO SAY TO YOU

I AM A SINNER IN NEED OF A

SAVIOR.

I'VE DONE A LOT OF THINGS

THAT NEED FORGIVING, AND I

THANK YOU THAT YOU'VE MADE

A WAY FOR ME TO BE

FORGIVEN, AND TO HAVE A

FRESH BEGINNING.

I'M ASKING YOU FOR THAT IN

MY LIFE TODAY, AND I'M

ASKING YOU FOR FORGIVENESS

OF MY SINS TODAY.

WILL YOU MAKE ME YOURS?

WILL YOU FILL ME WITH YOUR

HOLY SPIRIT?

WILL YOU TEACH ME HOW TO

LIVE AND HELP ME TO HEAR

YOUR VOICE WHEN YOU SPEAK

TO ME?

THANK YOU FOR WAITING FOR

ME.

THANK YOU FOR THE

OPPORTUNITY TO SAY, JESUS,

BE THE LORD OF MY LIFE.

IT'S IN YOUR HOLY NAME I

PRAY.

AMEN.

WHAT DO YOU DO NOW?

WE'VE GOT SOME INFORMATION

ON HOW DO YOU GROW IN THIS

NEW RELATIONSHIP.

IT IS NOT JUST A PRAYER OR

A CONVERSATION; IT'S A

RELATIONSHIP.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE THAT

INFORMATION, IT IS

ABSOLUTELY FREE, AND SO IS

OUR TOLL-FREE NUMBER:

1-888-777-1999.

JUST SAY, I JUST PRAYED

THAT PRAYER AND I WOULD

LIKE THE INFORMATION YOU

HAVE ON HOW TO GROW IN MY

FAITH.

WE'LL SEND IT TO YOU RIGHT

AWAY.

ANDREW?

Andrew: TERRY, THANKS

SO MUCH.

A QUESTION FOR YOU: DO YOU

KNOW HOW TO PRAY THE KIND

OF PRAYER THAT MOVES

MOUNTAINS?

OR HAVE YOU JUST GIVEN UP

ON PRAY BECAUSE YOURS

DON'T SEEM TO MAKE.

AFTER THE BREAK, JOHN

Andrew: JOINING US

NOW FROM COLORADO SPRINGS,

COLORADO, IS "NEW YORK

TIMES" BEST-SELLING AUTHOR

JOHN ELDRIDGE.

JOHN, I COULD SPEND 30

MINUTES WITH YOU ON YOUR

OTHER BOOK, BUT IT IS YOUR

NEW BOOK WE'RE GOING TO

TALK TO YOU ABOUT.

IT'S GREAT TO HAVE YOU

WITH US.

THANKS, I'M DELIGHTED

TO BE ON YOUR SHOW.

Andrew: SOMETIMES GOD

JUST DOESN'T SEEM TO

ANSWER OUR PRAYERS, SO

MAYBE WE THINK HE DOESN'T

LIKE US OR WE'RE DOING

SOMETHING WRONG.

WHAT DO YOU THINK?

THIS IS WHERE A LOT OF

PEOPLE LOSE HEART.

A LOT OF GOOD FOLKS HAVE

GIVEN UP ON PRAYER.

A LOT OF TIMES WHAT WE DO

IS WAIT UNTIL THE NEED IS

MASSIVE.

YOU KNOW, WE DON'T START

PRAYING UNTIL YOUR MOM HAS

CANCER.

WE DON'T REALLY KICK INTO

PRAYER UNTIL WE GET THE

DIVORCE PAPERS.

AND PEOPLE, LIKE, TAKE ON

THESE MASSIVE PRAYER

NEEDS.

AND THAT'S JUST UNKIND.

YOU DON'T LEARN TO SKI BY

DOING DOUBLE BLACK

DIAMONDS.

YOU DON'T LEARN TO PLAY

THE PIANO BY DOING MOZART.

PEOPLE WAIT UNTIL THE

CRISIS IS SO BIG, AND THEN

THEY THROW A COUPLE OF

PRAYERS AT IT.

WHAT I WANT TO ENCOURAGE

FOLKS IS TO KIND OF BACK

UP AND LET'S PRAY WHAT THE

DISCIPLES PRAY.

JESUS, TEACH US HOW TO

PRAY.

WE TAKE ON SMALLER PRAYER

PROJECTS.

PRAY ABOUT TODAY'S

MEETING, RIGHT?

PRAY ABOUT THAT PHONE CALL

YOU HAVE TO MAKE.

AS YOU BEGIN TO SEE

ANSWERS TO SMALLER

PRAYERS, THEN, YES, YOUR

FAITH GROWS.

YOU KIND OF GET A FEEL FOR

IT.

YOU GET AN UNDERSTANDING

OF HOW PRAYER WORKS AND

THEN YOU CAN TAKE ON THE

BIGGER THINGS.

Andrew: JOHN, DO YOU

THINK SOMETIMES WE DON'T

UNDERSTAND WHY GOD WANTS

US INVOLVED.

YOU MAKE IT CLEAR IN YOUR

BOOK IT IS GOD'S PLAN

WE'RE INVOLVED IN THIS

PROCESS.

WHY DOES HE WANT US TO

SEEK HIM OUT IN PRAYER?

WHAT'S HIS PURPOSE?

THIS IS SO EXCITING.

PRAYER IS NOT JUST ASKING

GOD TO DO SOMETHING AND

THEN WAITING TO SEE

WHETHER OR NOT HE DOES IT.

GOD PARTNERS WITH US IN

PRAYER.

THE STORY OF ELIJAH ON

MT. CARMEL, AND HE IS

GOING TO END THE

THREE-YEAR DROUGHT OVER

ISRAEL.

WHAT IS BEAUTIFUL IS, GOD

SAID, I'M GOING TO END THE

DROUGHT, BUT I WANT YOU TO

PRAY THE RAIN IN.

IN ACTS 9, WHEN SAUL AND

HIS FAMOUS DAMASCUS ROAD

CONVERSION, HE ACTUALLY

WAS BLINDED.

AND HE GOES INTO DAMASCUS,

AND JESUS GOES TO A FRIEND

OF HIS IN THE CITY.

AND HE SAYS, I WANT YOU TO

GO PRAY FOR SAUL TO GET

HIS SIGHT BACK.

JESUS COULD HAVE GIVEN HIM

HIS SIGHT BACK, BUT HE

LOVES TO VOLVE US, RIGHT

FROM THE BEGINNING.

RIGHT THERE IN THE GARDEN,

ADAM AND EVE WERE CREATED

TO BE THE PARTNERS OF GOD.

IF WE WOULD BEGIN TO LOOK

AT PRAYER NOT AS JUST

BEGGING, BUT RATHER AS

PARTNERING WITH GOD, TO

SEE THINGS HAPPEN ON THE

EARTH, IT OPENS UP AND IT

IS AN EXCITING ADVENTURE.

Andrew: SOMETHING

THAT COMES THROUGH LOUD

AND CLEAR, SOMETHING WE

MAY NOT WANT, BUT

SOMETHING GOD WANTS, HE

HAS A PASSION FOR OUR

SPIRIT OUT MATURITY.

WE DON'T LIKE THE PROCESS

OF BECOMING SPIRITUALLY

MATURE.

EXACTLY.

NOBODY LIKES GROWING UP.

BUT YOU SEE THAT CLEARLY

IN THE SCRIPTURE.

WHEN MY SONS WERE YOUNG, I

PUT THEIR SOCKS ON AND

TIED THEIR SHOES.

BUT THEY'RE IN THEIR

20s, AND I DON'T WANT TO

BE TYING THEIR SHOES.

GOD IS GROWING US UP.

BECAUSE YOUR DESTINY IS

THAT YOU WILL REIGN OVER

KINGDOMS WITH JESUS

CHRIST.

COME, TAKE YOUR

INHERITANCE, THE KINGDOM

PREPARED FOR YOU.

HOW DOES GOD TEACH BOYS

AND GIRLS TO BECOME MEN

AND WOMEN WHO KNOW HOW TO

REIGN WITH HIM?

WELL, HE PUTS US IN

SITUATIONS WHERE WE NEED

TO PRAY.

Andrew: AND YOU

REMIND US, TOO, THAT THIS

IS A BATTLE.

A LOT OF US IN OUR PRAYER

LIFE, WE THINK OF WHAT OUR

NEED LIST MAY BE, BUT ON A

GRANDER SCALE, TALK ABOUT

THE SPIRITUAL BATTLE THAT

JESUS WANTS US TO BE A

PART OF.

THIS WILL HELP THE

DISHEARTENED.

BECAUSE A LOT OF TIMES GOD

IS ANSWERING YOUR PRAYER.

IT'S JUST LIKE IN DANIEL

10 -- AMAZING STORY.

DANIEL IS FASTING AND

PRAYING FOR THREE WEEKS.

I THINK I WOULD HAVE GIVEN

UP AFTER A DAY OR TWO.

BUT HE STAYS WITH IT.

AND YOU RECALL WHAT

HAPPENS.

THE ANGEL SHOWS UP AND HE

SAYS, DANIEL, I'M SORRY

I'M LATE.

GOD SENT ME THREE WEEKS

AGO, BUT I HAD TO BATTLE

THROUGH ENEMY LINES TO GET

TO YOU HERE IN BABYLON.

AND NOW HERE IS THE ANSWER

TO YOUR PRAYER.

YES, WE LIVE IN A WORLD OF

WAR.

AND EVEN IN THAT BEAUTIFUL

OFFER IN JOHN 10, WHERE

JESUS SAYS, I'VE COME SO

THAT YOU MAY HAVE LIFE TO

THE FULL -- THAT'S THE

SECOND HALF OF A SENTENCE.

THE FIRST HALF OF THE

SENTENCE HE SAYS, THERE IS

A THIEF, AND HE COMES TO

STEAL, KILL, AND DESTROY.

SO AS WE MATURE, AS WE

GROW IN PRAYER, WE LEARN

HOW TO STOP THE ENEMY FROM

BLOCKING BREAKTHROUGH IN

PRAYER, WHETHER IT IS

PRAYERS WE'RE PRAYING FOR

OTHERS, OR WHETHER IT IS

PRAYERS WE'RE PRAYING OVER

OUR OWN LIVES.

WE ARE IN A BATTLE.

AND IT IS SO ENCOURAGING

BECAUSE A LOT YOUR DEAR

VIEWERS FRANKLY HAVE BEEN

BLAMING GOD FOR STUFF

THAT'S THE ENEMY'S.

THAT'S NOT GOD'S.

YOU HAVE AN ENEMY.

AND AS YOU LEARN TO PRAY

ABOUT THAT, MAN, IT OPENS

UP INCREDIBLE

BREAKTHROUGH.

Andrew: A FEW YEARS

AGO, SOMEONE ASKED ME TO

PRAY FOR THEM AND WHEN I

FINISHED MY PRAYER, I

SAID, AMEN.

AND HE SAID, YOU DIDN'T

PRAY IN JESUS' NAME.

AND I ENSURE THAT I END

ALL OF MY PRAYERS NOW IN

JESUS' NAME.

WHY IS THAT SO IMPORTANT

SCRIPTURALLY?

I THINK WE SORT OF TAG

THAT ON, AND IT MEANS

PERIOD.

IN THE STORY OF THE HUMAN

RACE, MAN WAS GIVEN

DOMINION OVER THE EARTH.

AND IN THE FALL OF MAN,

GENESIS 3, WE LOST THAT

AUTHORITY RESULT.

AUTHORITY.

WE GAVE IT OVER TO THE

EVIL ONE.

JESUS OF NAZARETH CAME AND

WON IT BACK.

AND AFTER HIS DEATH AND

RESURRECTION, WHAT HE SAYS

IS, ALL AUTHORITY HAS NOW

BEEN GIVEN TO ME, TO JESUS

CHRIST.

SO JESUS WON BACK ALL

AUTHORITY IN EVERY REALM,

INCLUDING ON THIS EARTH.

AND THEN HE DOES THE

WILDEST THING: HE GIVES IT

TO US.

EPHESIANS 2: 6: "YOU HAVE

BEEN RAISED WITH CHRIST

AND SEATED WITH HIM AT THE

RIGHT HAND OF THE FATHER."

LUKE 10: 19, HE SAYS, I

GIVE YOU AUTHORITY.

INSTEAD OF SAYING IN

JESUS' NAME, WHAT WE MEAN

IN THAT IS I PRAY THIS

THROUGH THE AUTHORITY THAT

BELONGS TO JESUS CHRIST.

THAT'S A LOT OF AUTHORITY.

THAT BRINGS UP AND OOMPH.

IT BRINGS AUTHORITY TO

YOUR PRAYERS.

Andrew: JOHN, AS WE

CONCLUDE, WOULD YOU SAY A

PRAYER FOR OUR VIEWERS,

ESPECIALLY IN LIGHT OF THE

FACT MANY FEELING THEY'VE

BEEN STRUGGLING IN THEIR

PRAYER LIFE AND GOD ISN'T

HEARING THEM.

WOULD YOU PRAY NOW?

YES, LET'S PRAY.

JESUS, CATCH MY HEART.

I PRAY THAT YOU WOULD

RESTORE MY HOPE.

I PRAY THAT YOU COME INTO

THE DISAPPOINTMENTS, WHERE

I'VE LOST HEART IN PRAYER.

AND, JESUS, I PRAY THAT

YOU WOULD RESTORE HOPE AND

FAITH, THAT YOU WOULD

RESTORE CONFIDENCE.

AND I ASK YOU TO TEACH ME

HOW TO PRAY, LORD.

TEACH ME HOW TO PRAY.

I WELCOME GROWING UP, AND

I WANT TO LEARN.

SO COME AND GUIDE ME,

LORD.

I WANT TO BE POWERFUL IN

PRAYER.

I ASK THIS IN THE

AUTHORITY THAT IS YOURS,

IN JESUS' NAME.

AMEN.

Andrew: AMEN.

JOHN, THANKS SO MUCH FOR

BEING WITH US.

IF YOU WANT TO TAKE YOUR

PRAYER LIFE TO THE NEXT

LEVEL, YOU WANT TO PICK UP

JOHN'S NEW BOOK "MOVING

MOUNTAINS."

AND ALSO I WANT TO DO A

PLUG FOR "WILD AT HEART."

THAT'S JOHN'S PREVIOUS

BOOK.

JOHN, THANKS FOR BEING

WITH US.

LET'S GO TO TERRY.

Terry: I'M READY.

LET'S PRAY.

> WELL, STILL AHEAD, A

BOY IS LEFT TO DEFEND FOR

HIMSELF AFTER BEING

ABANDONED BY HIS MOM.

SEE HOW YOU HELPED GIVE

HIM A NEW LIFE.

PLUS, WE'LL BE PRAYING FOR

YOU AND YOUR NEEDS IN THE

AUTHORITY OF JESUS' NAME.

SO STAY WITH US.

Andrew: AMEN.

Terry: ROGER IS A BOY

FROM PERU WHO FEELS THE

PANGS OF HUNGER ALL OF THE

TIME.

WHAT'S WORSE, HIS MOTHER

ABANDONED HIM.

HE COULD HAVE BEEN RUINED

FOR LIFE, BUT INSTEAD HE

HAS A VILLAGE FULL OF

PEOPLE WHO LOVE HIM AND

PLENTY OF FOOD, SO ROGER

NEVER HAS TO GO HUNGRY

AGAIN.

WHEN ROGER CAME TO LIVE

WITH HIS GRANDPARENTS, HE

BARELY GOT ENOUGH TO EAT.

BUT THAT WASN'T THE

GREATEST CHALLENGE HE

WOULD FACE.

HIS EMOTIONS ARE STILL RAW

AS HE REMEMBERS THE DAY

HIS MOM LEFT.

SHE FOUND A BOYFRIEND.

THEN SHE GOT AN

ENGAGEMENT.

AND THEN SHE WENT AWAY.

AND I NEVER SAW HER AGAIN.

Terry: TO ESCAPE HIS

PAIN AND HIS HUNGER, THE

9-YEAR-OLD SPENT LOTS OF

TIME AWAY FROM THE HOUSE.

HIS GRANDMA ACKNOWLEDGED

HOW HARD IT HAS BEEN TO

PROVIDE FOR HER GRANDSON.

SOME DAYS THERE WAS

NOTHING.

I GAVE HIM THE LAST BIT OF

RICE.

MANY TIMES ROGER WENT

HUNGRY.

Terry: THEN SOMEONE

INVITED ROGER TO A PLACE

CALLED "THE VILLAGE."

IT IS A MINISTRY SUPPORTED

BY CBN'S "ORPHANS'

PROMISE" THAT HELPS SOME

OF THE NEEDIEST KIDS IN

PERU.

I HAD NO FRIENDS TO

PLAY WITH BEFORE.

NOW HERE AT THE VILLAGE, I

HAVE A MILLION FRIENDS.

Terry: LAST YEAR

CBN'S "ORPHANS' PROMISE"

NOT ONLY SUPPORTED THIS

CENTER, WE ALSO HELPED TO

EXPAND IT.

NOW MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY

THE KIDS RECEIVE LUNCH AND

A SNACK AND ARE TAUGHT

ABOUT THE LOVE OF JESUS

THROUGH CBN'S "SUPERBOOK"

PROGRAMS, WHICH HAVE NOW

BEEN TRANSLATED INTO

SPANISH.

I LIKE IT BECAUSE HE

HEALS THE SICK AND MAKES

FOOD COME DOWN FROM HEAVEN

TO FEED THE CROWDS.

Terry: ONE DAY AFTER

WATCHING ANOTHER EPISODE,

ROGER PRAYED TO RECEIVE

JESUS AS HIS SAVIOR, AND

FOR SOMETHING ELSE.

AFTER ONE "SUPERBOOK,"

I ASKED JESUS TO TAKE THE

SADNESS AWAY.

HE LISTENED TO ME AND MADE

ME HAPPY.

I AM SO HAPPY WHEN I

SEE HIM PRAYING.

THERE IS A GREAT CHANGE IN

HIM.

Terry: ROGER LIKES TO

INVITE KIDS FROM HIS

NEIGHBORHOOD TO THE

"ORPHANS' PROMISE" CENTER.

I BROUGHT THREE FRIENDS

TO THE VILLAGE.

ONE OF THEM RECEIVED

JESUS.

I THANK GOD FOR GIVING ME

A GRANDMA, AND "ORPHANS'

PROMISE" FOR MAKING ME A

HAPPY BOY.

Terry: I JUST CAME

BACK FROM THIS VILLAGE IN

PERU A FEW WEEKS AGO, MELT

METROGER, AND SAW THE VILLAGE

THAT ROGER HAS BEEN

STAYING AT.

THEY ARE TUTORED, THEY'RE

TAUGHT, AND THEY COME FROM

A VILLAGE THAT IS SO

POVERTY-STRICKEN, I CAN'T

EVEN DESCRIBE IT TO YOU.

RECENTLY A MOTHER CAME AND

ASKED ONE OF THE PEOPLE

WHO WORKED THERE, WHAT ARE

YOU DOING HERE?

MY CHILDREN ARE CHANGING

SO MUCH.

SO SOME OF THE PARENTS ARE

FINDING HOPE AND THE

LIFE-CHANGING POWER OF

JESUS CHRIST.

THAT'S JUST A LITTLE OF

WHAT YOU DO IF YOU'RE A

PART OF "THE 700 CLUB."

WILL YOU JOIN TODAY?

YOU CAN MAKE A HUGE

DIFFERENCE IN THE LIVES OF

PEOPLE ALL AROUND THE

WORLD.

IN ROGER'S SCENARIO, HE IS

EATING REGULARLY, HE IS

BEING TAUGHT, AND HE IS

LEARNING ABOUT THE LOVE OF

GOD AND HE HAS FOUND

HEALING.

THERE ARE THINGS THAT

HAPPEN IN OUR HEARTS AND

LIVES THAT ONLY JESUS

CHRIST CAN HEALED.

ISN'T IT WONDERFUL THAT

YOU AND I, FROM RIGHT HERE

AT HOME, CAN HAVE A PART

OF THAT.

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"HEAVEN, WHAT GOD HAS

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YVETTE WRITES, "MY

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FOR FIVE YEARS.

LAST WEEK HE STARTED

LOSING HIS SPEECH, AND

DOCTORS DISCOVERED A

SECOND TUMOR.

OUR FAMILY IS DEVASTATED,

BUT WE'RE STILL WAITING

FOR A MIRACLE.

PLEASE PRAY."

Andrew: MARY SAYS,

"MY ADULT DAUGHTER WAS IN

A CAR ACCIDENT THAT LEFT

HER PARALYZED FROM THE

WAIST DOWN.

SHE JUST STARTED FEELING

IN HER LEG AND WE WANT TO

PRAY FOR HER HEALING."

FATHER, WE THANK YOU WE

ARE SEEING YOUR HEALING

POWER, AND WE PRAY FOR

COMPLETE RESTORATION IN

THE NAME OF JESUS.

AND FOR ALL OF THOSE WHO

ARE STRUGGLING AND NEED

PHYSICAL HEALING, WE CALL

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Terry: AND WE PRAY

THAT THE THINGS WE'VE

SPOKEN ABOUT ON THIS

PROGRAM WOULD BRING HOPE,

AND THAT THEY WOULD KNOW

THAT NOTHING HAPPENS TO

YOUR CHILDREN THAT DOESN'T

FIRST PASS BY YOUR THRONE.

GOD, WE'RE ASKING YOU TO

ALIGN MARK'S BODY WITH

YOUR PERFECT WILL, WITH

YOUR CREATIVE POWER, AND

TO TOUCH AND DO A MIRACLE

FOR THEM IN JESUS GREAT

NAME.

Andrew: AND WE HEARD

FROM JOHN ELDRIDGE ABOUT

OUR PRAYER LIFE, AND

SOMETIMES GOD, WE FEEL

YOU'RE NOT LISTENING --

FATHER GOD, LET US REST IN

YOUR LOVE.

PERHAPS IN OUR OWN LIFE WE

DIDN'T KNOW THE LOVE OF A

FATHER.

SO TEACH US ABOUT YOUR

COMPASSION AND YOUR GRACE,

AND THE WORK OF CHRIST ON

THE CROSS THAT MAKES

FELLOWSHIP WITH GOD

POSSIBLE.

WE LOVE YOU, LORD.

IN JESUS' NAME.

AMEN.

WE LEAVE YOU WITH THESE

WORDS: "I TELL YOU THE

TRUTH, IF YOU HAVE FAITH

EVEN AS SMALL AS A MUSTARD

SEED, YOU COULD SAY TO

THIS MOUNTAIN MOVE FROM

HERE TO THERE, AND IT

WOULD MOVE, NOTHING WOULD

BE IMPOSSIBLE."

FOR TERRY MEEUWSEN, I'M

ANDREW KNOX, AND WE'LL SEE

YOU NEXT TIME ON "700 CLUB

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