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The 700 Club - March 17, 2017

See the story of an American Legend with the journey of faith that crossed an ocean and how one young girl brought peace to two empires. It’s the real tale of Pocahontas on today’s 700 Club. Read Transcript


Gordon: TODAY, THE

TRUE STORY OF AN AMERICAN

LEGEND.

IT IS KIND OF LIKE THE

RUTH STORY.

Gordon: THE JOURNEY

OF FAITH THAT CROSSED AN

OCEAN.

SHE WAS ALREADY ROYAL,

BEFORE ANYBODY EVER CALLED

HER A PRINCESS.

Gordon: AND THE ONE

GIRL WHO BROUGHT PEACE TO

TWO EMPIRES.

SHE IS COMING FROM TWO

DIFFERENT WORLDS, AND SHE

JOINS THOSE TWO WORLDS

TOGETHER.

Gordon: HEAR THE REAL

TALE OF POCAHONTAS.

ON TODAY'S "700 CLUB."

*

Gordon: WELL, WELCOME

TO "THE 700 CLUB."

TRUMP'S FIRST BUDGET

PROPOSAL TELLS US A GREAT

DEAL ABOUT HIS PRIORITIES

AS PRESIDENT.

IT INCLUDES MORE MONEY FOR

DEFENSE AND CUTS IN

GOVERNMENT AGENCIES HERE

AT HOME.

Terry: CONGRESS IS

LIKELY TO REWORK THE

BUDGET PLAN, BUT THE

PRESIDENT IS MAKING IT

CLEAR HE WANTS TO CHANGE

HOW WASHINGTON SPENDS YOUR

MONEY.

WHITE HOUSE CORRESPONDENT

JENNIFER WISHON BRINGS US

THE STORY.

Jennifer: PRESIDENT

TRUMP'S BUDGET IS THE

COLLECTION OF HIS CAMPAIGN

PROMISES TRANSLATED INTO

DOLLARS AND CENTS.

HE COMES OUT WITH A

BUDGET THAT DOES EXACTLY

THAT.

AND WASHINGTON VERY RARELY

HAS SEEN A POLITICIAN WHO

COMES TO WASHINGTON AND

DOES EXACTLY WHAT HE SAYS

HE IS GOING TO DO.

Reporter: THE PLAN

INCLUDES BIG-LEAGUE

WINNERS, LIB THE U.S.

MILITARY WHICH GETS A 10%

BOOST, THE NUCLEAR

ADMINISTRATION, THE

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND

SECURITY, AND VETERANS

AFFAIRS.

THERE IS 1.5 BILLION IN

THE PLAN TO START BUILDING

A WALL ALONG AMERICA'S

SOUTHERN BORDER.

AND THE WHITE HOUSE DEPUTY

PRESS SECRETARY TELLS CBN

NEWS THE PRESIDENT INTENDS

TO CONCLUDE.

WE'VE GOT TO PUT

NATIONAL SECURITY AT THE

TOP AND FOREFRONT OF THAT.

Reporter: THE BUDGET

BLUEPRINT ALSO INCLUDES

SOME BIG-LEAGUE LOSERS.

THE ENVIRONMENTAL

PROTECTION AGENCY AND

STATE DEPARTMENT BEAR THE

BULK OF THE PRESIDENT'S

CUTS, FOLLOWED BY HOUSING

AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT, AND

THE LIST GOES ON.

NEARLY 30% CUTS TO THE

STATE DEPARTMENT INCLUDES

A SLASHING OF FOREIGN AID.

IT IS SOME OF THE CUTS

THAT TOP REPUBLICANS AND

FAITH LEADERS CAN'T

STOMACH.

IN A LETTER TO

CONGRESSIONAL LEADERS,

MORE THAN 100 EVANGELICAL

AND OTHER FAITH LEADERS

WRITE: "AS PEOPLE OF

FAITH, WE CANNOT TURN OUR

BACK ON THOSE IN DESPERATE

NEED.

WITH JUST 1% OF THE

BUDGET, THE INTERNATIONAL

AFFAIRS HAS HELPED

ALLEVIATE THE SUFFERING OF

MILLIONS."

WE'VE SPENT TENS OF

BILLIONS OF DOLLARS OVER

THE LAST 30 OR 40 YEARS,

FOR EXAMPLE, ON

DEVELOPMENT AID TO AFRICA.

WE ALL WANT TO HELP PEOPLE

THAT ARE POOR OR HUNGRY IN

AFRICA, BUT THERE IS NO

EVIDENCE THAT ANY OF THOSE

PROGRAMS HAVE WORKED.

Reporter: PRESIDENT

TRUMP'S BUDGET AS

COMPLETELY CUTS FUNDING

FOR THE NATIONAL ENDOWMENT

FOR THE ARTS, ALONG WITH

THE PUBLIC BROADCASTING

SYSTEM AND NATIONAL PUBLIC

RADIO.

SOMETHING MANY REPUBLICANS

HAVE BEEN PUSHING FOR FOR

YEARS.

I PUT MYSELF IN THE

SHOES OF THE STEEL WORKER

IN OHIO, THE COAL-MINING

FAMILY IN WEST VIRGINIA,

AND THE MOTHER OF TWO IN

DETROIT.

AND I THINK, I HAVE TO GO

ASK THESE FOLKS FOR MONEY

AND I HAVE TO TELL THEM

WHERE I'M GOING TO SPEND

IT.

CAN I LOOK THEM IN THE EYE

AND SAY, I WANT TO TAKE

MONEY FROM YOU AND GIVE IT

TO THE PUBLIC

BROADCASTING.

IT IS A VERY HARD SELL.

Reporter: IT IS

DESIGNED TO SEND A MESSAGE

TO AMERICA'S ALLIES AND

ENEMIES.

ALL OF THE BUDGET

DECISIONS COME FROM THE

DISCRETIONARY PART OF

GOVERNMENT SPENDING.

THE ADMINISTRATION WILL

LIKELY TALK MORE ABOUT THE

REAL BUDGET-BUSTERS,

SOCIAL SECURITY AND

MEDICARE, IN THE FUTURE.

JENNIFER WISHON, CBN NEWS,

THE WHITE HOUSE.

Gordon: YOU CAN HEAR

THE HOWELLYS UP AND DOWN

THE PATOMIC RIVER.

WHAT IS ABSOLUTELY

REFRESHING TO HEAR IS AN

ADMINISTRATION THAT SAYS,

CAN YOU PROVE THAT YOUR

PROGRAM IS HAVING ANY

RESULT?

AND CAN YOU PROVE TO THE

AMERICAN TAXPAYER THAT IT

IS WORTH FUNDING AGAIN?

THESE ARGUMENTS THAT IT IS

LESS THAN 1% OR HALF A

PERCENT OR WHATEVER

PERCENT OF THE TOTAL

FEDERAL SPEND NEED TO GO,

BECAUSE ONCE YOU START

ADDING UP 1%, PRETTY SOON

YOU GET TO A VERY, VERY

BIG NUMBER.

AND IT IS TIME THAT WE GET

A RESULT-BASED FEDERAL

BUDGET THAT LOOKS VERY

CAREFULLY AT OUR SPENDING,

AND ARE WE REALLY GETTING

ANY BANG FOR THE BUCK.

ALL THAT SAID, I VIEW THIS

AS NEGOTIATION.

IT IS LIKE TRUMP TRYING TO

BUY A REAL ESTATE DEAL,

WHERE HE COMES IN WITH AN

OFFER, AND HE TAKES OUT

SUCH A POSITION THAT THE

OTHER SIDE IS IN RETREAT

FROM THE GET-GO.

THIS MAY BE ALL A

NEGOTIATING PLOY, BUT

WE'LL SEE.

WE'VE GOT TO GET A HANDLE

ON OUR FEDERAL DEFICIT.

WHEN YOU CONSIDER IT IS

$20 TRILLION, AND JUST HOW

BIG THAT NUMBER IS, AND

NOT JUST OUR CHILDREN ARE

GOING TO BE PAYING IT

BACK, BUT OUR CHILDREN'S

CHILDREN, AND THEN, IN

TURN, THEIR CHILDREN.

IT IS GOING TO TAKE THAT

LONG.

AND WE ARE STILL RUNNING A

DEFICIT.

AND WE'RE NOT EVEN CLOSE

TO SAYING WE'RE PAYING FOR

OUR OWN WAY HERE, AND

WE'RE PAYING DOWN THIS

DEFICIT.

FUTURE GENERATIONS WILL

LITERALLY CURSE US FOR THE

DECISIONS THAT WE'VE MADE

AND HOW WE'VE RUN THIS

BILL UP.

AND IT'S TIME TO START

PAYING IT BACK.

> WELL, IN OTHER NEWS,

THE REPUBLICAN HEALTH CARE

BILL HAS SURVIVED A MAJOR

TEST IN CONGRESS.

JOHN JESSUP HAS THAT STORY

FROM OUR CBN NEWS BUREAU

IN WASHINGTON.

JOHN?

John: THAT'S RIGHT,

GORDON.

THE HOUSE BUDGET COMMITTEE

NARROWLY VOTED TO ADVANCE

THE REPUBLICAN

LEADERSHIP'S HEALTH CARE

BILL.

IT STILL FACES A TOUGH

TEST IN THE FULL HOUSE.

BUT PRESIDENT TRUMP SAYS

HE WANTS TO WORK WITH

CONGRESS TO GET A PLAN

PASSED.

Charlene: THE

COMMITTEE VOTED THURSDAY,

19-17, TO ADVANCE THE

G.O.P. HEALTH CARE BILL

WITH DEMOCRATS UNANIMOUSLY

VOTING NO.

PRESIDENT TRUMP PROMISED

TO REPEAL AND REPLACE

OBAMACARE AND THE CAMPAIGN

TRAIL, AND HE PRAISED THE

REPUBLICAN ALTERNATIVE

EARLIER THIS WEEK.

President Trump: IT

PROVIDES TAX CREDITS TO

PEOPLE TO PURCHASE THE

CARE THAT IS RIGHTFULLY

THEIRS.

Charlene: HOUSE

SPEAKER PAUL RYAN SAYS THE

HOUSE LEADERSHIP BILL

OFFERS BETTER

OPPORTUNITIES FOR HEALTH

CARE.

FOR FAMILIES, THIS

MEANS LOWER COSTS.

IT MEANS MORE CHOICES.

IT MEANS A MORE VIBRANT

MARKET POLICE WHERE

INSURANCE COMPANIES

COMPETE AGAINST EACH OTHER

FOR YOUR BUSINESS, NOT

SOME MONOPOLY.

Charlene: BUT SOME

CONSERVATIVES SAY IT

DOESN'T GO FAR ENOUGH IN

UNDOING OBAMACARE.

THE PRESIDENT IS

REPORTEDLY WILLING TO

TWEAK THE BILL, TO HELP

REASSURE THOSE

CONSERVATIVES.

AND RYAN SAYS THE

PRESIDENT IS HELPING TO

BRIDGE THE GAPS AMONG

VARIOUS G.O.P. FACTIONS.

WE'RE WORKING HAND IN

GLOVE, LISTENING TO THE

CONCERNS OF OUR MEMBERS.

THE PRESIDENT OF THE

UNITED STATES IS BRINGING

PEOPLE TOGETHER, SITTING

AROUND THE TABLE, HASHING

OUT OUR DIFFERENCES, SO WE

CAN GET TO A CONSEQUENCES

DOCUMENT.

Charlene: AND

PRESIDENT TRUMP SAYS,

QUOTE, "WE'RE GOING TO

ARBITRATE.

WE'RE GOING TO ALL GET

TOGETHER.

WE'RE GOING TO GET

SOMETHING DONE."

A SENIOR WHITE HOUSE

OFFICIAL SAYS THE

PRESIDENT IS VERY

COMMITTED, AND FREQUENTLY

REMINDS REPUBLICAN

LAWMAKERS OF THEIR

CAMPAIGN PROMISE TO THE

AMERICAN PEOPLE TO REPEAL

AND REPLACE OBAMACARE.

CHARLENE AARON, CBN NEWS.

John: THANKS,

CHARLENE.

> SECRETARY OF STATE REX

TILLERSON IS WARNING THAT

MILITARY ACTION AGAINST

NORTH KOREA IS AN OPTION,

IF NECESSARY.

HE IS IN ASIA AND

DISCUSSING THE ESCALATING

THREAT OVER PYONYANG'S

NUCLEAR WEAPONS' PROGRAM.

HE SAYS A MILITARY STRIKE

IS POSSIBLE IF IT BECOMES

A SERIOUS ENOUGH THREAT.

BUT HE ALSO MADE CLEAR

THAT THE U.S. DOES NOT

WANT A CONFLICT WITH NORTH

KOREA.

NORTH KOREA AND ITS

PEOPLE NEED NOT FEAR THE

UNITED STATES OR THEIR

NEIGHBORS IN THE REGION

WHO SEEK ONLY TO LIVE IN

PEACE WITH NORTH KOREA.

WITH THIS IN MIND, THE

UNITED STATES CALLS ON

NORTH KOREA TO ABANDON ITS

NUCLEAR AND BALLISTIC

MISSILE PROGRAMS AND

REFRAME FROM ANY FURTHER

PROVOCATIONS.

John: TILLERSON SAYS

20 YEARS OF DIPLOMATIC AND

OTHER EFFORTS HAVE NOT

PERSUADED NORTH KOREA TO

ABANDON ITS NUCLEAR

EFFORTS.

> IN THE LAST 25 YEARS,

PEOPLE HAVE MOVED FROM

DESKTOPS TO LARGE-CAP TOPS LAPTOPS AND

NOW TO SMARTPHONES.

AND IMPLANTS COULD BE HERE

BY 2029.

THEY BELIEVE PEOPLE WOULD

BE ABLE TO GET IMPLANTS

THAT COULD LINK THEIR

BRAINS TO THE INTERNET.

CURSEWELL SAYS WITH THE

BRAIN IMPLANTS, PEOPLE

WILL BE SMARTER, FUNNIER,

AND IN HIS WORDS, SEXIER,

AND THAT THE IMPLANTS WILL

IMPROVE HUMAN LIVES.

GORDON, I'M SURE YOU HAVE

A DIFFERENT TAKE ON THIS.

Gordon: I'M NOT SURE

IT IS GOING TO MAKE YOU A

LITTLE SEXIER.

THAT WILL BE HARD FOR A

BRAIN IMPLANT.

I THINK HE IS BEING

CONSERVATIVE IN THIS.

WE'RE ALREADY SEEING HOW

MUCH SMARTPHONES HAVE

CHANGED HOW WE THINK AND

HOW WE INTERACT.

AND THE NUMBER OF TIMES WE

GO TO SOME KIND OF SEARCH

ENGINE IN ORDER TO FIND

THE ANSWER TO A QUESTION.

THE APPEAL OF BEING ABLE

TO DO THAT AUTOMATICALLY

AND HAVE YOURSELF

CONNECTED UP TO THE

INTERNET FOR THIS GREAT

TREASURE TROVE OF

INFORMATION, NOT JUST AT

YOUR FINGERTIPS, BUT

LITERALLY AT THE SPEED OF

THOUGHT -- THAT KIND OF

ALLURE, IF YOU WILL, IS

PROBABLY GOING TO

ACCELERATE THIS.

IS THIS A GOOD IDEA?

ABSOLUTELY NOT.

AND I, FOR ONE, WOULD

NEVER GO THAT ROUTE, NEVER

GET THAT KIND OF IMPLANT.

I DON'T WANT ANYTHING HARD

WIRED INTO MY BRAIN.

AND I DOUBT YOU DO, TOO.

Terry: I CAN HARDLY

WAIT.

[LAUGHTER]

Terry: IT'S JUST

CRAZY.

YOU CAN UNDERSTAND THE WHY

IT'S COME, BUT I'M WITH

YOU ON THAT.

I'M NOT GOING THERE.

> UP NEXT, THE NATIVE

AMERICAN HERO WHO IS MORE

THAN JUST A DISNEY

PRINCESS.

THEY MADE HER LIKE A

CARTOON CHARACTER, LIKE

SHE MAY HAVE BEEN SOME

KIND OF LEGEND, OR

SOMETHING, THAT DIDN'T

REALLY EXIST.

Terry: SEPARATE THE

FACT FROM THE FICTION IN

THE LIFE OF POCAHONTAS.

THAT'S NEXT.

Gordon: ON MARCH

21st, BACK IN 1617, A

NATIVE AMERICAN PRINCESS

DIED IN A LAND FAR FROM

HER HOME.

THIS YOUNG WOMAN HAS BEEN

REMEMBERED THROUGH THE

YEARS AS THE PERSON WHO

HELPED BRING THOSE TWO

WORLDS TOGETHER.

HER NAME WAS POCAHONTAS,

AND THIS IS HER STORY.

SHE FASCINATES GENERATIONS

OF PEOPLE ACROSS THE

GLOBE.

DISNEY'S PORTRAYAL OF HER

CAPTURED IMAGINATIONS, BUT

WHO WAS POCAHONTAS?

SHE IS A MYSTERY.

THERE IS ALMOST NO NEUTRAL

POCAHONTAS.

THERE IS NO BLACK AND

WHITE ON THIS.

THERE IS A WHOLE LOT OF

GREY, A MILLION SHADES OF

GREY.

POCAHONTAS DIDN'T WRITE

ANYTHING DOWN.

THERE WAS NO WRIT WRITTEN

LANGUAGE OF HER PEOPLE.

SO EVERYTHING WE KNOW OF

HER COMES TO US THROUGH

THE OBSERVATIONS OF

ENGLISH MEN.

WE HAVE TO TRY TO FIND

OUT MORE THAN JUST THE

DISNEY VERSION.

THEY MADE HER LIKE A

CARTOON CHARACTER, LIKE

SHE MIGHT HAVE BEEN SOME

KIND OF LEGEND OR

SOMETHING THAT DIDN'T

REALLY EXIST.

SHE WAS AN ESSENTIAL

PART OF THE CONFEDERACY.

WE WERE TAUGHT SHE

PORTRAYED HER PEOPLE.

Gordon: AND WHAT

ABOUT JOHN SMITH?

SMITH IS PRETTY QUIT TO

PUBLICIZE HIMSELF.

JOHN SMITH IS PROBABLY

THE MOST INVOLVED IN

CREATING THE POCAHONTAS

LEGEND, AND IT IS HARD TO

TELL THE LEGEND FROM THE

TRUTH IN HIS WRITINGS.

Gordon: JOHN SMITH

WROTE THAT POK POCAHONTAS

RESCUED HIM DURING

CAPTIVITY AND SAVED HIS

LIFE.

IT IS ONLY IN THE THIRD

TIME OF WRITING, 1624,

THAT HE TALKS ABOUT HOW

SHE RESCUED HIM.

LEGEND SAYS SHE IS HIS

FAVORITE DOOR, AND THAT'S

WHY HE SAVED JOHN SMITH.

NOT SO MUCH.

IT WAS IMPROBABLE, BUT

THERE WAS ONLY ONE PERSON

WHO WROTE ANYTHING DOWN,

ONLY ONE WITNESS, AND

THAT'S JOHN SMITH.

IN REAL LIFE, SHE MARRIED

JOHN ROLFE.

IN THE LEGEND, SHE WILL

FOREVER BE IN LOVE WITH

JOHN SMITH, BECAUSE JOHN

SMITH TOLD US THAT.

Gordon: POCAHONTAS

ISN'T A MYTH, BUT WHY IS

HER STORY RELEVANT TODAY?

WE HAVE SOMETHING IN

THE NATIVE CULTURE CALL

FULL CIRCLE.

YOU PLANT A SEED AND IT

COMES TO FULL MATURITY,

AND THAT'S HOW I FEEL TIME

HAS BEGUN HERE.

WE'RE COMING BACK TO THE

FULL CIRCLE OF TIME.

Gordon: THIS IS A

STORY ABOUT POCAHONTAS AND

A MAN WHO CHANGED HER LIFE

FOREVER, BUT HIS NAME

ISN'T JOHN.

IT'S ALEXANDER.

Gordon: IN THE EARLY

YEARS OF THE JAMESTOWN

SETTLEMENT, THE COLONISTS

SET UP TRADE WITH THE

ALGONQUIN INDIANS, AND

THEIR CHIEF, POWHATAN.

POWHATAN EXTENDED FOR

HUNDREDS OF MILES.

THEY USED THEIR POINT

OF REFERENCE IN THE WAY

THEY HAD GOVERNMENT

STRUCTURE, SO THEY CALLED

HIM A KING.

HE HAD ABOUT 3 32 TRIBES, WE

THINK.

AND THERE WERE ADVISORS TO

HIM.

IT WAS PRETTY

REPRESENTATIVE OF KIND OF

LIKE WHAT WE HAVE TODAY.

Gordon: IN HIS

NEGOTIATIONS WITH THE

ENGLISH, IT'S LIKELY THAT

POWHATAN SAW OPPORTUNITY.

HE WANTED THE METAL

TOOLS, THE ARMS.

HE DIDN'T HAVE ANY OF

THOSE THINGS.

HE COULD HAVE

REVOLUTIONIZED LIFE IN

POWHATAN.

SO HE ADOPTED THEM IN,

LIKE HE WOULD WITH ANY

OTHER TRIBE, SO HE WOULD

HAVE ACCESS TO THOSE

RESOURCES BECAUSE IT WOULD

STRENGTHEN HIS POLITICAL

POSITION IN THE STATES.

HELLO.

AGAPO.

CORN -- WE NEED THE

CORN.

Gordon: THE SETTLERS

WERE DEPENDENT ON THE

NATIVES FOR FOOD, BUT ALSO

WANTED POWHATAN AND HIS

PEOPLE TO COME UNDER THEIR

CONTROL.

THE COLONY WAS

STRUGGLING.

THEY COULDN'T TAKE HOLD.

THEY COULDN'T LIVE.

THEY COULDN'T FEED

THEMSELVES.

Gordon: IN 1611,

AFTER SEVERAL YEARS OF

CONFLICT, ALEXANDER

WHITAKER ARRIVED IN THE

MIDST OF THIS TURMOIL.

HE LEFT THE COMFORTABLE

LIFE IN ENGLAND TO COME TO

THE NEW WORLD.

HE WAS A YOUNG MAN.

VERY, VERY WELL-EDUCATED.

COMES FROM A LONG FAMILY

OF SCHOLARS.

UNCLE LAWRENCE WAS A NOTED

ANANGLO-SAXON SCHOLAR.

AND UNCLE ALEXANDER WAS

ALSO THE ACCIDENTAL

INVENTER OF BOTTLED BEER.

HE WAS A WELL-EDUCATED

YOUNG MAN.

WENT TO EATON, WENT TO

CAMBRIDGE.

THIS IS THE MAN WHO IS

COMING OVER HERE.

HE IS GOING TO HAVE CHURCH

TWICE A DAY, THREE TIMES

ON SUNDAYS.

MORNING AND EVENING HE

WILL HAVE A SERVICE HERE,

AND EVERYONE WILL ATTEND.

THAT IS THE LAW.

ALEXANDER WHITAKER'S

CONCERN WAS CONVERSION OF

THE NATIVE AMERICANS, AS

WELL AS PASTORING THE

ENGLISH THAT WERE THERE,

AND REPROVING THEM FOR

THEIR FAILURE TO LIVE UP

TO THE GOSPEL WHEN THEY

DIDN'T.

WHEN WE LOOK AT

WHITAKER, WE DO NOT SEE

JOHN CALVIN.

I DON'T SEE CALVIN

THUMPING ON HIS PULPIT,

ABOUT FIRE AND BRIMSTONE.

WE SEE MORE BILLY GRAHAM,

WHO IS REASONING, SAYING

THIS IS WHAT WE BELIEVE,

AND THIS IS WHY WE BELIEVE

IT.

HE RECOGNIZED THAT THE

NATIVE AMERICANS IN

VIRGINIA ARE NOT A WHOLE

LOT DIFFERENT THAN THE

ENGLISH WERE BACK BEFORE

THEY KNEW CHRISTIANITY,

WHEN ENGLAND WAS

ESSENTIALLY A

CONGLOMERATION OF VARIOUS

TRIBES.

HE IS LOOKING AT THEM

AND SAYING, OKAY, THEY'RE

LIKE US.

THEY'RE PART OF GOD'S

CREATION.

AND THEY DON'T KNOW THE

TRUE WAY.

WE NEED TO SHOW THEM THIS.

WE NEED TO BRING THEM INTO

THE RIGHT PATH.

Gordon: IN 1612,

WHITAKER WROTE, "GOOD NEWS

FROM VIRGINIA," A SERMON

HE PREACHED AND SENT TO

THE COLONY SPONSORS IN

LONDON.

THE SERMON WAS BASED ON A

PASSAGE FROM ECCLESIASTES

11: "CAST YOUR BREAD UPON

THE WATERS FOR AFTER MANY

DAYS YOU WILL FIND IT

AGAIN."

IN SPITE OF THE COLONY'S

ECONOMIC LOSSES, THE

SERMON MOVED THE FOUNDERS

OF THE COLONY SO MUCH THAT

THEY PUBLISHED IT

THROUGHOUT ENGLAND.

WHITAKER CASTIGATED THE

ENGLISH, WHO WERE

INVESTING ONLY FROM A

MONETARY STANDPOINT.

HE SAID, WE NEED COLONISTS

TO COME WHO WILL REALLY

LIVE THE CHRISTIAN LIFE

AND WILL BE USED OF GOD AS

A CATALYST FOR THE

CONVERSION OF NATIVE

AMERICANS.

Gordon: WHITAKER'S

COMMITMENT TO BUILDING

GOOD RELATIONS WITH THE

NATIVE AMERICANS WAS ABOUT

TO BE TESTED.

THE ENGLISH DID NOT

UNDERSTAND THE CODES AND

RESPECT OF HONOR THAT THE

POWHATANS LIVE BY.

WHEN THEY WOULD GO AND

TAKE UP LAND WITHOUT

ASKING, IT WAS AN AFFRONT

TO HIM AND AN INSULT, AND

SO HE RETALIATED.

AND THAT'S WHEN THINGS

STARTED TO TURN, WHEN THEY

WERE TAKING LAND THAT HE

DIDN'T GIVE THEM.

AND HE ACTUALLY SAID: "WHY

TAKE MY FORT, THAT WHICH

WOULBY FORCE THAT WHICHWOULD BE GIVEN YOU FOR THE

ASKING."

THERE WERE PEOPLE

KILLED ON BOTH SIDES.

SOME CAPTIVES TAKEN.

CHIEF POWHATAN, HE IS

AS SHARP AS ANY EUROPEAN

MONARCH.

HE IS ON THE BALL.

HE KEEPS THE ENGLISH

OFF-BALANCE.

HE KEEPS THEM GUESSING.

HE FIGHTS THEM WHEN HE HAS

TO.

AT THIS TIME THE

INDIANS HAD A NUMBER OF

ENGLISH IN CAPTIVITY, AND

ALSO SOME GUNS.

Gordon: THE COLONISTS

WANTED TO CONVINCE

POWHATAN TO RETURN THE

ENGLISH HOSTAGES AND

WEAPONS.

A SEA CAPTAIN NAMED SAMUEL

ARGOFF CAME UP WITH A

PLAN.

HE DECIDED TO KIDNAP THE

CHIEF'S FAVORITE DAUGHTER

AND HOLD HER FOR RANSOM.

POWHATAN WITHDREW.

AND THEY HAD TO TRY TO

BRING SOME PRESSURE ON

HIM.

AND SAMUEL, WHO WAS GOING

UP THE ROAD, TO A

NEIGHBORING SORT OF

INDIANS, SOMEWHAT UNDER

THE DOMINATION OF

POWHATAN, BUT A BIT

INDEPENDENT AS WELL -- HE

HEARD THAT POCAHONTAS WAS

WITH THE PONTAWOMACS.

HE WAS ABLE TO

NEGOTIATE TO SOME DEGREE

OR THREAT -- IT WAS A

BETRAYAL OF THE TRUST SHE

HAD IN ENGLISH, AND IT WAS

A BETRAYAL ON THE PART OF

HER NATIVE AMERICAN

FRIENDS, ALSO, WHO DID

TRICK HER, SO SHE WOULD

END UP GOING ON THE SHIP

AND THUS BE KIDNAPPED.

SHE REALLY BECAME THIS

PAWN IN THE MIDDLE OF THIS

LIFE OR DEATH GAME THAT

WAS TAKING PLACE BETWEEN

THESE TWO GROUPS OF PEOPLE

WHO, I THINK, HAD GOOD

REASON TO DEEPLY MISTRUST

THE MOTIVE OF THE OTHER

ONE.

Gordon: POCAHONTAS,

WHO'S GIVEN NAME WAS

METORICA, IT WAS NO

STRANGER TO THEM.

SHE BROUGHT GIFTS TO

JAMESTOWN.

AND SHE ALSO PLAYED GAMES

WITH THE ENGLISH BOYS,

LIVING UP TO HER NICKNAME,

POCAHONTAS, WHICH MEANS

NAUGHTY OR MISCHIEVOUS

ONE.

POCAHONTAS SEEMS TO

HAVE BEEN BELOVED BY

COLONISTS AND BY HER

PEOPLE, THE POWHATAN AS

WELL.

I THINK THE ENGLISHMEN SAW

THIS INNOCENT CHILD.

AND SIMILARLY, TO THE

POWHATAN, THIS WAS

OBVIOUSLY AN EXAMPLE OF

THE INNOCENCE AND GOODNESS

OF HER PEOPLE, AND A

SYMBOL OF HER FATHER'S

SORT OF BENEVOLENT POWER.

I THINK HER PERSONALITY

WAS LIGHT.

I THINK SHE WAS OBVIOUSLY

FULL OF LOVE AND

GENEROSITY AND GRACE.

SO SHE WAS ALREADY ROYAL

BEFORE ANYBODY EVER CALLED

HER A PRINCESS.

Gordon: WHEN CHIEF

POWHATAN HEARD THAT HIS

FAVORITE DAUGHTER HAD BEEN

CAPTURED, HE RELEASED THE

PRISONERS BUT TOLD THE

SETTLERS THAT ALL OF THE

GUNS WERE BROKEN OR LOST.

SIR THOMAS DALE, THE

GOVERNOR OF THE VIRGINIA

COLONY, DIDN'T BELIEVE

POWHATAN'S STORY, AND HE

REFUSED TO RELEASE

POCAHONTAS.

IN THE SPRING OF 1613,

DALE SENT POCAHONTAS TO

THE NEIGHBORING SETTLEMENT

OF I INRIKUS UNDER ALEXANDER

WHITAKER.

HE SPENT THE NEXT YEAR

TEACHING POCAHONTAS ABOUT

THE BIBLE.

WHEN ALEXANDER WHITAKER

ARRIVED, HE WOULD HAVE HAD

THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAY,

HE WOULD HAVE HAD A BIBLE,

PROBABLY THE GENEVA BIBLE.

SO THIS IS WHAT ALEXANDER

WHITAKER WOULD HAVE TAUGHT

POCAHONTAS.

AND SHE, IN QUESTION AND

ANSWER FORM, WOULD HAVE

LEARNED ALL OF THE BASIC

DOCTRINES ABOUT WHO IS

GOD, WHO IS JESUS CHRIST,

AND WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A

CHRISTIAN.

AND HE OPENED HIS MOUTH

AND TAUGHT THEM, SAYING,

"BLESSED ARE THE POOR IN

SPIRIT, FOR THEIRS IS THE

KINGDOM OF HEAVEN."

IT'S NOT CONVERSION AT

THE POINT OF AN AXE OR

SPEAR OR A SWORD.

THIS IS A LOGICAL

CONVERSION.

YOU KNOW, IT'S -- THIS IS

WHAT WE BELIEVE, AND THIS

IS WHY WE BELIEVE IT.

PAUL TALKS ABOUT THE

UNKNOWN GOD.

HE FINDS THE ALTER, AND HE

SAYS, THIS IS THE ALTER TO

THE UNKNOWNED GOD.

HE SAYS, I'M GOING TO TELL

YOU ABOUT THAT FELLOW.

THIS IS WHAT I SEE

WHITAKER DOING.

BLESSED ARE THE

PEACEMAKERS, FOR THEY

SHALL BE CALLED THE

CHILDREN OF GOD, NOT THE

WARRIORS, NOT THE

SOLDIERS, THE PEACEMAKERS.

MY BROTHERS ARE

WARRIORS.

ARE THEY NOT CHILDREN OF

GOD?

WE'RE ALL CHILDREN OF

GOD.

BUT WE SHOULD COME TO

SEEK, TO BE UNDERSTOOD,

AND TO UNDERSTAND, RATHER

THAN TO TAKE AND FORCE,

YES?

THE PEACEMAKERS.

I THINK THAT ALEXANDER

WHITAKER BECAME LIKE A

FATHER TO HER AS HE WAS

TEACHING HER ABOUT THINGS

THAT SHE DIDN'T KNOW IN

HER MIND, BUT IN HER

SPIRIT SHE KNEW ALREADY.

AND I THINK HE JUST

BROUGHT IT INTO FOCUS FOR

HER AND HELPED HER TO

UNDERSTAND IT.

AND SO ONCE SHE DID

UNDERSTAND IT, THEN HER

RELATIONSHIP WITH THE LORD

BECAME MORE INTIMATE.

THE IRONY IS SHE

PROBABLY KNEW THE

CHRISTIAN FAITH BETTER

THAN MANY BRITISH PEOPLE

WHO HAD NOT REALLY BE VERY

WELL INSTRUCTED IN THE

FAITH IN WHICH THEY'D BEEN

BAPTIZED AS BABIES,

GROWING UP IN A STATE

CHURCH SITUATION WHERE THE

CHRISTIAN FAITH WAS OFTEN

VERY NOMINAL.

THERE WERE TRIBES THAT

BELIEVED IN GOD -- THE

CREATOR IS WHAT THEY

CALLED HIM, OR GREAT GIVER

OF LIFE.

THEY DID NOT KNOW JESUS.

AND SHE WANTED TO BRING

THAT LIBERTY AND THAT

FREEDOM TO HER PEOPLE.

HE OF THE LIGHT OF THE

WORLD.

A CITY THAT IS SET ON A

HILL CANNOT BE HID.

AND ONCE YOU KNOW THE

TRUTH WITHIN YOU, YOU MUST

SHARE IT.

YOU CANNOT HIDE.

AND YOU CANNOT TURN AWAY,

FOR THE LORD WILL SEE.

I WILL SHARE MY PEOPLE.

THAT DOES MY HEART GOOD

TO HEAR.

Gordon: WHILE

POCAHONTAS WAS IN THE CARE

OF REVEREND WHITAKER, SHE

CAUGHT THE EYE OF ANOTHER

RESIDENT OF E INRIKUS, AN

ENTREPRENEUR NAMED JOHN

ROLFE.

I SHE WAS ABLE TO PRODUCE

A KIND OF TOBACCO, SO HE

WAS AN IMPORTANT PERSON

FOR THE COLONY.

SHE WOULD HAVE

UNDERSTOOD THE

AGRICULTURE, AND SO,

THEREFORE, SHE WOULD HAVE

BEEN IMPORTANT TO JOHN

ROLFE BECAUSE OF HIM

GROWING THE TOBACCO.

AND IT IS TOBACCO THAT

SAVED THE COLONY.

I THINK THAT HE MAY

HAVE ORIGINALLY COME TO

HER FOR HER KNOWLEDGE OF

GROWING TOBACCO.

BUT HE FELL IN LOVE WITH

HER BECAUSE SHE WAS WHO

SHE WAS.

AND IT WAS TRULY A LOVE

RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE

TWO OF THEM.

Gordon: A DEEPLY PIUS

MAN, HE WAS CONCERNED THAT

HIS MOTIVES IN COURTING A

NATIVE WOMAN MAY BE

MISUNDERSTOOD.

HE WRESTLED WITH HIS

CONVICTIONS, BUT IN THE

END HE FOLLOWED HIS HEART

AND WROTE TO THE GOVERNOR,

REQUESTING PERMISSION TO

MARRY POCAHONTAS.

"MY CHIEF INTENT AND

PURPOSE IS TO STRIVE, WITH

ALL OF THE POWER OF MY

BODY AND MIND, FOR THE

GLORY OF GOD, AND FOR THE

CONVERSION TO THE TRUE

KNOWLEDGE OF JESUS CHRIST,

POCAHONTAS, TO WHOM MY

HEARTY AND BEST THOUGHTS

ARE, AND HAVE A LONG TIME

BEEN SO ENTANGLED AND

ENTHRALLED IN SUCH

INDICATE ELABRANCE, THAT I

WAS LEERY TWO FIND A WAY

OUT.

BUT GOD HAS OPENED MY HAND

THAT I MAY PLAINLY SEE

SAFE TROD TO TREAD."

IT IS REMARKABLE

BECAUSE OF HOW HONEST HE

IS WITH HIMSELF AND H HIS

OWN MOTIVATIONS.

WHEN I READ THE LETTER

HE WROTE, ASKING FOR

PERMISSION TO MARRY

POCAHONTAS, I COULD FEEL

THE INTEGRITY OF WHAT HE

WAS SAYING.

HE SAID, THIS IS NOT A

LUSTFUL THING.

THIS IS NOT SOMETHING THAT

IS A POLITICAL THING OR

ANYTHING.

I LOVE HER.

AND WE WANT TO BE MARRIED.

AND I DON'T WANT IT TO BE

SEEN AS ANYTHING OTHER

THAN A SINCERE DESIRE TO

BE WITH THE WOMAN I LOVE.

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Gordon: IN MARCH OF

1614, BEFORE JOHN ROLFE'S

LETTER WAS DELIVERED, DALE

SAILED UP THE VIRGINIA

COAST TO TRY TO EXCHANGE

POCAHONTAS FOR THE VILLAGE

GUN.

WHEN DALE'S GROUP ARRIVED,

THEY WERE MET BY TWO OF

POCAHONTAS' HALF-BROTHERS.

ALTHOUGH THEY WERE HAPPY

TO SEE THEIR SISTER

UNHARMED, THEY REFUSED TO

RETURN THE GUNS.

POCAHONTAS RESPONDED WITH

NEWS OF HER OWN.

IF MY FATHER LOVED ME,

HE WOULD VALUE ME MORE

THAN OLD SWORDS, GUNS, AND

AXES.

SO I WILL STAY WITH THE

ENGLISH, WHO HAVE ALWAYS

LOVED ME.

IT'S KIND OF LIKE THE

RUTH STORY.

I WANT TO BE WITH YOU.

YOUR PEOPLE ARE MY PEOPLE,

AND YOUR GOD IS MY GOD.

AND THAT'S BASICALLY WHAT

SHE DID.

Gordon: POCAHONTAS

RETURNED TO INRIKU, AND

REVEREND WHITAKER BAPTIZED

HER WITH A NEW NAME FROM

THE BIBLE, REBECCA, THE

MOTHER OF TWO NATIONS, IN

GENESIS.

IT WOULDN'T BE A NAME

THAT WOULD BE GIVEN

WITHOUT THOUGHT AND

WITHOUT CHRISTIAN THOUGHT.

IN IMPORTANT CULTURE,

YOU WOULD HAVE A NAME AND

YOU WOULD BE GIVEN ANOTHER

NAMES ACCORDING TO

DIFFERENT THINGS YOU HAVE

DONE.

NAMING HER REBECCA WAS

TAKING ON A CHRISTIAN

IDENTITY.

THIS YOUNG LADY IS

SHARP.

SHE KNOWS HER PLACE IN THE

WORLD.

IN A LOT MORE WAYS THAN WE

WOULD NORMALLY THINK OF.

SHE IS COMING FROM TWO

DIFFERENT WORLDS, AND SHE

JOINS THOSE TWO WORLDS

TOGETHER.

I THINK HER

RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD WAS

A VERY PROFOUND

RELATIONSHIP, A VERY

INTIMATE RELATIONSHIP, AND

THAT SHE RECEIVED

INSTRUCTION FROM HIM AND

SHE KNEW EXACTLY WHO SHE

WAS WORKING FOR.

Gordon: THE NAME

REBECCA ALSO ECHOED THE

MEANING OF HER GIVEN NAME,

BRIGHT STREAM BETWEEN THE

HILLS.

SHE ENDED UP BEING AN

EMISSARY BETWEEN TWO

NATIONS, AND BEING A PART

OF THE BIRTHING OF THIS

NATION BECAUSE SHE REALLY

LAID THE FOUNDATION FOR

THAT RELATIONSHIP AND FOR

THAT COLONY TO SURVIVE.

Gordon: JUST A FEW

DAYS AFTER HER BAPTISM,

POCAHONTAS AND JOHN ROLFE

WERE MARRIED.

IT WAS THE SECOND MARRIAGE

FOR BOTH.

SHE HAD ALREADY BEEN

MARRIED.

THIS IS NEVER SAID.

BUT IT SEEMS TO BE ONE OF

THE FEW FACTS, THAT SHE

WAS MARRIED TO A MAN

CALLED KUKUM, ABOUT WHOM

WE KNOW ZERO.

SO SHE WAS JOHN ROLFE'S

SECOND WIFE, AND SHE WA HE WAS

HER SECOND HUSBAND.

HE BLESSED THE

MARRIAGE -- HE DIDN'T GO

PERSONALLY BECAUSE HE

PLEDGED HE WOULD NEVER

RETURN TO THE COLONY, BUT

HE DID SEND

REPRESENTATIVES THERE WHEN

SHE WAS MARRIED.

THIS WAS A PLEDGE OF PEACE

BETWEEN THE TWO.

GOVERNOR DALE TALKS

ABOUT HER IN A SIMILAR

WAY.

Gordon: AMERICA'S

FIRST INTERRACIAL MARRIAGE

BROUGHT THE LONGEST TRUCE

THE COLONY HAD EVER KNOWN.

THE SO-CALLED PEACE OF

POCAHONTAS LASTED EIGHT

YEARS.

I THINK EVERYBODY SAW

THIS AS THE PERFECT SYMBOL

OF THE COMING TOGETHER OF

THESE TWO PEOPLE, THIS WAY

THAT THERE MIGHT BE SOME

KIND OF ACCOMMODATION

BETWEEN THE INDIAN AND THE

ENGLISH WORLDS.

I BELIEVE IT WAS VERY

IMPORTANT THAT SHE

COMBINED HER CULTURE WITH

HIS CULTURE AND SHOWED

THAT IT COULD BE

SUCCESSFUL.

Gordon: AS JOHN

ROLFE'S TOBACCO ENTERPRISE

GREW, SO DID HIS FAMILY.

POCAHONTAS HAD A SON NAMED

THOMAS.

THE VIRGINIA COMPANY ASKED

THEM TO VISIT ENGLISH, IN

ORDER TO CULTIVATE NEW

INVESTORS FOR THE VIRGINIA

SETTLEMENT.

SO IN THE SPRING OF 1616,

THE FAMILY SAID GOOD-BYE

TO REVEREND WHITAKER, AND

SET SAIL FOR ENGLAND, WHEN

POCAHONTAS WAS PRESENTED

TO LONDON SOCIETY.

WE KNOW SHE WAS

ENTERTAINED BY THE

COMMISSION OF LONDON.

Gordon: THE VISIT TO

ENGLAND WAS A RESOUNDING

SUCCESS.

BUT POCAHONTAS WOULD NEVER

SEE HER HOME AGAIN.

SOMEONE WHO HAD NEVER

LEFT VIRGINIA BEFORE, SHE

IS SUDDENLY IN THIS HUGE

CITY IN LONDON, EXPOSED TO

WHO KNOWS WHAT KIND OF

VIRUS OR SOMETHING THAT

HER BODY HAD NO NATURAL

DEFENSE FOR.

AS SOON AS THEY'RE READY

TO LEAVE AND THEY'RE BACK

ON THE SHIP, AND THEY

BEGIN SAILING DOWN THE

TAINES, SHE IS SO SICK

THEY CAN'T CONTINUE THE

TRIP.

Gordon: IT IS THOUGHT

THAT POCAHONTAS WAS JUST

21 YEARS OLD WHEN SHE DIED

AND WAS BURIED IN GRAVES

END, ENGLAND.

IT STATES IN THE AERIAL

REGISTER THAT SHE WAS

BURIED IN THE COUNCIL OF

THE PARISH CHURCH.

A VIRGINIA LADY BORN.

THIS IS REBECCA ROLFE.

IT IS LOVELY.

WE WERE BLOWN AWAY, AS

TRIBAL PEOPLE, WHEN WE

WENT THERE AND SAW THE

CHURCH, AND ALL OF THE

HISTORY THEY HAD ON HER,

AND HOW SHE IS STILL

REVERED IN ENGLAND FOR

SAVING THE COLONY.

AND WE DIDN'T REALLY

UNDERSTAND, UNTIL WE GOT

THERE, HOW SHE ACTUALLY

SAVED US AS POWHATAN

PEOPLE.

WE WERE TAUGHT THAT SHE

BETRAYED HER PEOPLE.

SO THAT IS WHAT WE

BELIEVED OUR WHOLE LIFE.

FIRST OF ALL, WE BELIEVED

THE LIE THAT JOHN SMITH

WAS GOING TO DIE, AND THAT

SHE SAVED HIS LIFE.

AND THEN WE ALSO BELIEVED

THAT SHE HAD SNUCK FOOD

INTO THE COLONY TO KEEP

THE COLONISTS ALIVE, AND

WE CONSIDERED THEM TO BE

OUR ENEMY.

I SEE HER NOW AS LIKE AN

ESTHER.

HOW SHE WENT BEFORE THE

KING AND SAID, IF I DIE, I

DIE, BUT PLEASE SAVE MY

PEOPLE BECAUSE I WANT TO

SAVE YOURS, TOO.

Gordon: LATER THAT

SPRING, HER TEACHER,

ALEXANDER WHITAKER, ALSO

DIED.

HE DROWNED IN THE JAMES

RIVER.

ALTHOUGH HE ONLY LIVED FOR

32 YEARS, TODAY HE IS

KNOWN AS THE APOSTLE OF

VIRGINIA.

HE WAS IN VIRGINIA FOR

ONLY ABOUT SIX YEARS, FROM

THE TIME HE ARRIVED TO THE

TIME THAT HE WAS DROWN.

HE IS DEFINITELY AN

UNSUNG HERO OF VIRGINIA.

WITHOUT WHITAKER, YOU

PROBABLY WOULD NOT HAVE

HAD THE ROLFE MARRIAGE.

WITHOUT THE ROLFE

MARRIAGE, YOU WOULDN'T

NECESSARILY HAVE HAD THAT

EIGHT YEAR WINDOW TO

ESTABLISH THE COLONY.

THE HISTORY BOOKS HAVE

FORGOTTEN THIS MAN.

WITHOUT HIM, WOULD WE HAVE

HAD THE SAME RELATIONSHIP

THAT WE DID WITH PEOPLE

LIKE POCAHONTAS?

SHE WAS OBVIOUSLY VERY

INTERESTED IN THE ENGLISH,

VERY WILLING TO DEAL WITH

THEM.

THE FACT THAT SHE

WAFNTEWANTED TO STAY IN THEIR

SOCIETY AFTER SHE WAS

BAPTIZED AND AFTER SHE WAS

GIVEN HER NAME AND AFTER

SHE WAS MARRIED TO JOHN

ROLFE, IT WAS INDICATIVE

OF THE NEW PERSON SHE HAD

BECOME.

THROUGH THIS MINISTER,

WHITAKER, SO I THINK SHE

WAS A VERY IMPORTANT PART

OF WHO SHE BECAME.

Gordon: THE LEGACY OF

ALEXANDER WHITAKER AND

POCAHONTAS IS STILL ALIVE

TODAY.

I SEE HER LEGACY TO US

AS BEING WHO SHE WAS.

AN INSTRUMENT OF

RECONCILIATION, AN

INSTRUMENT OF HONOR, AND

AN INSTRUMENT OF

GENEROSITY.

SHE NEVER HAD HATRED IN

HER HEART.

WE'RE STILL INTRIGUED

FOR SUCH AN EXTRAORDINARY

PERSON, WITH SUCH AN

EXTRAORDINARY LIFE TO HAVE

LED.

Gordon: SOME BELIEVE

THAT THERE WAS A GREATER

PURPOSE INVOLVED.

THE COVENANT THAT WAS

MADE FOR THE LAND, IT WAS

MADE BY AN ANGLICAN

PRIEST, REVEREND ROBERT

HART.

HE PLANTED SEEDS HERE FOR

CHRISTIANITY.

HE MADE A COVENANT OF THIS

LAND.

HE SAID THAT THIS LAND

WOULD BE DEDICATED TO GOD,

THAT IT WOULD BE USED FOR

HIS GLORY, AND THAT THE

GOSPEL WOULD GO FROM HERE

TO EVERY NATION ON THE

EARTH.

GOD IS ALL ABOUT COVENANT.

AND HE IS A COVENANT

COVENANT-KEEPER.

AND BECAUSE SHE WAS AN

INSTRUMENT IN HIS HAND TO

CREATE A COVENANT, A BLUNT

COVENANT BETWEEN THESE TWO

NATIONS, IS REALLY

POWERFUL.

IT WAS CON CONSUMMATED IN

THEIR MARRIAGE, BECAUSE

THAT WAS THE CONSUMMATION

OF THE BLOOD COVENANT

BETWEEN THE TWO OF THEM.

AND I THINK THAT THE

UNITED STATES HAS

BENEFITED FROM AND BEEN

BLESSED BECAUSE OF THAT

COVENANT.

Gordon: AND THAT IS

THE STORY OF POCAHONTAS,

THE DOVE OF PEACE.

AND NEXT WEEK, ON MARCH

21, IS THE 400th

ANNIVERSARY OF HER DEATH

IN GRAVES END, ENGLAND.

AND IF YOU WANT TO KNOW

THIS STORY, IF YOU WANT TO

BE ABLE TO SHARE IT WITH

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TERRY?

Terry: UP NEXT, A

HORSE-LOVER WHO SERIOUSLY

INJURED HER SHOULDER.

IT WAS JUST ONGOING

PAIN.

IT WAS SO BAD THAT I WAS

SICK IN MY STOMACH.

I WOULD JUST BE NAUSEATED.

I COULD NOT SLEEP.

Terry: DOCTORS

COULDN'T HELP THIS WOMAN.

STILL, SHE WAS 100%

HEALED.

WE'LL SHOW YOU HOW IT

HAPPENED WHEN WE COME

BACK.

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THE FEDERAL TAX AGENCY

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THE SATANIC TEMPLE PLANS

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HAVE GOOD NEWS CLUBS,

LAUNCHING ITS SATAN CLUBS

THERE TO COUNTER-ACT THE

CHRISTIAN CLUBS.

> A MOTHER IN GUATEMALA

CAN TAKE CARE OF HER FOUR

CHILDREN AGAIN THANKS TO

"OPERATION BLESSING."

AFTER MARIAM'S HUSBAND GOT

SICK, SHE BECAME THE SOLE

PROVIDER OF HER FAMILY.

BUT SHE NEEDED JOB SKILLS.

SHE ENROLLED IN A CLASS TO

LEARN TO BAKE AND STARTED

SELLING CAKES IN HER

COMMUNITY, BUT THE INCOME

STILL WASN'T ENOUGH FOR

HER TO MAKE ENDS MEET.

ON TOP OF THAT, HER

HUSBAND LATER DIED, AND

LEFT HER WITH ONLY HER

CAKE BUSINESS AS A SOURCE

OF INCOME.

"OPERATION BLESSING"

STARTED OFFERING HER

SUPPORT, INCLUDING A

SPECIAL WOOD-FIRED OVEN TO

HELP HER GO HER SMALL

BUSINESS.

NOW SHE CAN EARN ENOUGH TO

HELP HER FAMILY TO THRIVE.

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GORDON AND TERRY ARE BACK

WITH MORE MUCH OF "THE 700

CLUB."

IT IS COMING UP RIGHT

AFTER THIS.

Terry: CATHY LIVES ON

AN 83 ARK KE 83-ACRE FARM WITH

HORSES, AND THAT INVOLVES

LOTS OF CHORES.

SO WHEN SHE INJURED HER

SHOULDER, SHE WAS SEVERELY

HAMPERED AND ALSO IN

SEVERE PAIN.

IN THE SUMMER OF 2015,

WE WERE UP IN AN AREA FOR

OUR HORSES, AND I FOUND AN

ISSUE FOR SAFETY THAT

MIGHT HAVE HURT MY HORSES.

IT WAS SOME METAL THAT

NEEDED TO BE OUT OF THE

WAY.

SO I WAS IN A RUSH, AND I

INJURED AN TENDON IN MY

ARM.

IT WAS PRETTY PAINFUL, BUT

IT WENT MOSTLY AWAY TO

WHERE I DIDN'T PAY MUCH

ATTENTION TO IT.

AND THEN IN JANUARY I WAS

DOING SOME VOLUNTEER WORK,

AND I REINJURED IT.

IT WAS JUST ONGOING PAIN.

IT WAS SO BAD THAT I WAS

SICK IN MY STOMACH.

SOMETIMES I WOULD JUST BE

NAUSEATED.

I COULD NOT SLEEP.

THE WORST PART IS I

COULDN'T RAISE MY ARM ALL

THE WAY UP.

I COULDN'T PUSH IT TO THE

SIDE.

AND MY HUSBAND HAD TO HELP

ME GET DRESSED.

SINCE WE LIVE IN THE

COUNTRY, WE DON'T LIVE

NEAR A DOCTOR.

I WAITED THREE WEEKS TO GO

TO THE DOCTOR, AND HE TOOK

X-RAYS AND SAID THAT I HAD

AN INJURED TENDON AND I

INJURED MY ROTATOR CUFF.

HE GAVE ME A SHOT THAT DID

NOT MAKE ME FEEL BETTER.

I WENT TO ONE SESSION OF

PHYSICAL THERAPY, AND I

HURT WORSE AFTER DOING IT,

AND I DIDN'T GO BACK.

I WANTED TO GET WELL, YOU

KNOW.

IT'S, LIKE, I'M WAITING TO

GET WELL.

MARCH 28, 2016, I HAPPENED

TO BE WATCHING "THE 700

CLUB."

AND I PAT HAD A WORD OF

KNOWLEDGE ABOUT SOMEBODY

WITH A SHOULDER LOCKED UP.

Pat: YOU'RE RIGHT

SHOULDER IS LOCKED UP.

I MEAN, IT'S REALLY JUST

LOCKED UP.

AND RIGHT NOW, IF YOU'LL

MOVE IT, JUST REACH OUT

AND TOUCH THAT SHOULDER.

IN THE NAME OF JESUS,

TOUCH.

AND I SAID, THAT'S ME.

SO I PUT MY ARM BEHIND MY

BACK, AND I RAISED MY ARM

UP ABOVE MY HEAD, AND I

HAD NO PAIN.

IT'S SUCH A RELIEF.

WELL, NOW I CAN WORK WITH

MY HORSES AGAIN, AND I CAN

LOAD HAY.

I COULDN'T DO THAT BEFORE.

I CAN PUT MY ARM BEHIND MY

BACK, UP ABOVE MY HEAD, UP

TO THE SHOULDER, TO THE

SIDE, ANYWHERE I WANT TO

PUT IT.

I'M VERY GRATEFUL HE

HEALED ME AND HE HAD MERCY

ON ME.

GOD IS FAITHFUL.

JESUS HEALS US.

BY HIS STRIPES WE WERE

HEALED.

Terry: AND I BELIEVE

THAT CATHY WEEPS WHEN SHE

TELLS THAT STORY BECAUSE

SHE IS OVERCOME WITH THE

FACT THAT GOD KNOWS HER

NAME.

HE KNOWS YOURS, TOO.

HE KNOWS OUR NEEDS.

HE UNDERSTANDS OUR WANTS

AND OUR DESIRES.

AND TO HAVE RESTORATION

LIKE THAT SO COMPLETELY

AFTER BEING SO DAMAGED IS

PRETTY WONDEROUS, AND SHE

IS STILL CAUGHT UP IN THE

JOY OF THAT.

MANY OF YOU TODAY, AS

YOU'RE WATCHING, I KNOW

YOU HAVE THINGS GOING ON

IN YOUR OWN BODIES, IN

YOUR OWN FAMILIES, IN YOUR

OWN LIVES, AND WE WANT TO

PRAY WITH YOU TO THAT END.

THE BIBLE TELLS US WHEN WE

UNITE TOGETHER IN JESUS'

NAME THAT HEAVEN MOVES.

WE WANT TO PRAY WITH YOU.

LET ME STRENGTHEN YOUR

FAITH EVEN MORE.

DERRICK FROM INDIANAPOLIS,

HE DEALT WITH PAIN FROM

BONE SPURS IN HIS RIGHT

HIP.

HE ALSO HAD A SPEECH

IMPEDIMENT.

ONE DAY HE WAS WATCHING

"THE 700 CLUB," AND THE

LORD GAVE ME A WORD OF

KNOWLEDGE.

I APPARENTLY SAID,

"SOMEONE HAS A SPEECH

IMPEDIMENT, AND BEGIN

SPEAKING RIGHT NOW."

AND GORDON, YOU SAID, "YOU

HAVE PROBLEMS IN YOUR

RIGHT HIP WHERE YOU HAVE

SPURS IN YOUR JOINT AND

GOD IS GOING TO TAKE THAT

AWAY."

SO DERRICK CLAIMED THE

WORD, AND ALL OF THE PAIN

WAS GONE.

Gordon: AMELIA OF

TEXAS, SHE HAD TROUBLE

SWALLOWING FOR HER ENTIRE

LIFE.

ONE DAY, WHILE WATCHING

THIS SHOW, TERRY HAD A

WORD OF KNOWLEDGE.

TERRY SAID, "YOU HAVE

TROUBLE SWALLOWING.

I DON'T KNOW IF YOU HAVE

AN OBSTRUCTION, BUT GOD IS

HEALING YOU.

TRY TO SWALLOW RIGHT NOW."

WE'LL, AMELIA SWALLOWED,

AND THE PROBLEM WAS GONE

FOR THE FIRST TIME IN HER

LIFE.

AND HALLELUJAH.

WHAT A WIFE MIRACLE.

WONDERFUL MIRACLE.

WHAT A WONDERFUL EXAMPLE

OF FAITH.

HERE SHE IS, SHE HAS HAD

THIS PROBLEM HER WHOLE

LIFE AND SHE HEARS A WORD.

AND THE WORD SAYS,

ACTIVATE YOUR FAITH.

SWALLOW NOW AND SEE WHAT

GOD HAS DONE FOR YOU.

AND SHE JUST SAID, OKAY,

I'LL DO THAT.

AND SHE SWALLOWED AND IT

WAS GONE.

IT WAS SOMETHING THAT

PLAGUED HER HER WHOLE

LIFE.

NOW, FAITH IS AN ACTION.

DON'T MAKE IT SOME FAR OFF

THING, OFF IN HEAVEN

SOMEWHERE, OR YOU'VE GOT

TO FAST FOR A LONG TIME IN

ORDER TO GET IT, OR YOU

HAVE TO DO ENOUGH GOOD

DEEDS TO GET IT.

NO, IT IS NOT THAT AT ALL.

IT IS RELYING ON WHAT

JESUS HAS ALREADY DONE,

BELIEVING IN HIS WORD.

AND WHEN YOU DO THAT, WHEN

YOU ACT YOUR FAITH, YOU

SHOW THAT YOU TRUST HIM.

FAITH CAN ALSO BE SPELLED

R-I-S-K.

IT'S A RISK, WILL GOD SHOW

UP?

IS HE ABLE?

DO I HAVE TO ARGUE WITH

HIM?

DO I HAVE TO CONVINCE HIM?

DO I HAVE TO BARGAIN WITH

HIM?

ALL OF THOSE THINGS

DISAPPEAR WHEN HE REALIZES

THAT HE LOVES YOU

INFINITELY, AND HE DIED

FOR YOU, AND HE DIED SO

THAT YOU COULD BE HEALED.

ALL WE HAVE TO DO IS WALK

INTO THAT.

JUST REST IN THAT.

IT'S LIKE WHEN YOU GO

SWIMMING.

YOU DON'T GRAB THE WATER.

YOU DON'T ARGUE WITH THE

WATER.

YOU JUST FLOAT IN THE

WATER.

AND WHEN YOU DO THAT, YOU

GET IT.

YOU GET IT.

YOU UNDERSTAND IT.

SO LET'S DO THAT RIGHT

NOW.

IN AN ACT OF FAITH, LAY

YOUR HAND ON THAT AREA OF

THE BODY THAT NEEDS

HEALING.

AND TERRY AND I ARE GOING

TO AGREE.

AND HERE IS WHAT THE BIBLE

SAYS: "WHEN TWO OR MORE

AGREE TOUCHING ANYTHING

ANYTHING" -- ANYTHING --

ANYTHING -- I'M NOT MAKING

THIS UP -- "IT SHALL BE

DONE FOR THEM BY MY FATHER

IN HEAVEN."

LET'S PRAY.

LORD, WE JUST LIFT THE

NEEDS OF THE AUDIENCE TO

YOU, AND AS PEOPLE ARE

LAYING HANDS ON THAT AREA

OF THE BODY THAT NEEDS

HEALING, WE JOIN WITH THEM

NOW AND WE AGREE, TOUCHING

IT, AND WE SAY OUT LOUD TO

IT, BE HEALED AND BE MADE

WHOLE.

IN JESUS' NAME.

THERE IS SOMEONE, YOU'RE

LAYING HANDS ON YOUR RIGHT

JAW.

YOU'VE GOT TERRIBLE

T.M.J., AND IT'S PAINFUL

UP INTO YOUR SKULL.

AND GOD HAS JUST HEALED

YOU.

HE JUST TOOK IT ALL AWAY

NOW IN JESUS' NAME.

THERE IS SOMEBODY ELSE

WITH NERVE PAIN, YOU'VE

GOT AN IRRITATED NERVE IN

YOUR FACE, AND IT IS

INCREDIBLY PAINFUL.

THE DOCTORS DON'T KNOW

WHAT TO DO.

YOU'RE LOOKING AT BOTULISM

INJECTIONS AND A VARIETY

OF DIFFERENT THINGS.

JUST LOOK TO JESUS RIGHT

NOW.

HE IS HEALING IT.

HE IS TAKING IT ALL AWAY.

THERE IS SOMEONE ELSE, YOU

HEARD THE STORY ABOUT THE

SHOULDER BEING HEALED, AND

YOU'RE SAYING, PLEASE SAY

RIGHT SHOULDER.

I'M SAYING IT FOR YOU

RIGHT NOW, RIGHT SHOULDER

IS BEING HEALED IN JESUS'

NAME.

WHAT YOU COULDN'T DO

BEFORE, DO IT NOW AND

RECEIVE HEALING.

TERRY?

Terry: THERE IS

SOMEONE WITH HIP DISPLASIA

THAT IS JUST BEING

REDEEMED FOR YOU RIGHT

NOW.

JUST RECEIVE IT.

THAT JOINT AND EVERYTHING

IS GOING TO JUST WORK

BEAUTIFULLY.

Gordon: AND SOMEONE

ELSE, YOU HAVE PROBLEMS IN

BOTH KNEES.

IT IS JUST DETERIORATION

FROM AGE.

AND YOU'RE WONDERING CAN

GOD HEAL THAT?

AND THE ANSWER IS, YES, HE

CAN.

GET UP AND REALIZE THAT

GOD HAS HEALED YOU NOW.

IN JESUS' NAME.

AMEN.

AND AMEN.

IF YOU'VE HAD A MIRACLE,

GIVE US A CALL AND LET US

KNOW.

WE WANT TO SHARE YOUR

TESTIMONY.

THE NUMBER IS ON THE

SCREEN: 1-800-700-7000.

> HERE IS A WORD FOR

YOU: "NOW THE LORD IS THE

SPIRIT, AND WHERE THE

SPIRIT OF THE LORD IS,

THERE IS FREEDOM."

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