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700 Club Interactive - March 27, 2017

What are the gifts of the Holy Spirit and how are they activated? Gordon Robertson and Vernon Falls unlock this mystery. Read Transcript


Gordon: HE IS AN EYE

WITNESS TO MIRACLES IN

MORE THAN 70 NATIONS.

HE HAS SEEN THE DEAF HEAR,

THE BLIND SEE, AND THE

LAME WALK.

HEAR WHY VERNON FALLS

BELIEVES A MIGHTY MOVE OF

GOD IS COMING TO AMERICA.

HE JOINS US LIVE ON

TODAY'S "700 CLUB

INTERACTIVE."

WELL, WELCOME TO THE SHOW.

A HIGH SCHOOL IN FRISCO,

TEXAS, HAS COME UNDER FIRE

FOR ALLOWING ONE OF ITS

ROOMS TO BE USED EVERY

WEEKDAY AS AN ON-CAMPUS

MOSQUE.

IF THAT MAY SURPRISE YOU,

IT IS ACTUALLY NOTHING

NEW.

FOR THE PAST SEVEN YEARS,

AT LEAVE A DOZEN MUSLIM

STUDENTS HAVE USED THE

ROOM EACH DAY TO SAY THEIR

PRAYERS.

Terry: THIS IS JUST

FREEDOM OF RELIGION,

RIGHT?

WELL, IT'S COMPLICATED.

OTHER RELIGIOUS CLUBS ARE

ALLOWED ON CAMPUS, BUT

ONLY BEFORE AND AFTER

SCHOOL.

BUBUT FOR THE MUSLIM

STUDENTS, AN EXCEPTION HAS

BEEN MADE.

Reporter: WHILE MOST

RELIGIONS DO NOT DICT TATE

SPECIFIC TIMES TO PRAY,

BUT ISLAM IS DIFFERENT IN

THAT REGARD.

IT STARTED WITH A

QUARTER OF A GROUP OF

STUDENTS THAT WERE LEAVING

CLASSES FOR PRAYER.

SO THEY MAY MISS AN HOUR

AND A HALF TO TWO HOURS

EVERY FRIDAY.

I MET WITH SOME OF THE

PARENTS AND SUGGESTED,

WOULD YOU BE OKAY IF THE

STUDENTS LED THE PRAYER

HERE AT SCHOOL, AS A

GROUP, AND WE GAVE THEM

THE SPACE TO DO THAT SO

THEY DIDN'T HAVE TO BE IN

THE CAR TRAVELLING FOR 30

MINUTES EACH WAY ON A

FRIDAY AND MISSING AN

HOUR, HOUR AND A HALF OF

CLASS.

IT TAKES LIKE FIVE

MINUTES, INSTEAD OF HAVING

TO LEAVE SCHOOL, GET IN

THE CAR, AND GO WITH MY

PARENTS, KIND OF LIKE

GOING TO CHURCH, AND THEN,

LIKE, COMING BACK.

IT WOULD TAKE WAY LONGER.

Gordon: AS YOU CAN

IMAGINE, THERE WAS A

PUBLIC OUTCRY, AND THE

SCHOOL DISTRICT OFFICIALS

SAID THEY WOULD ALLOW ANY

STUDENT TO USE THE ROOM TO

PRAY AND MEDITATE.

AND THAT SOUNDS GOOD, BUT

THE REALITY IS A LITTLE

DIFFERENT.

HOW WOULD A MUSLIM STUDENT

FEEL IF A BOY CAME IN AND

SAT TO MEDITATE AND HE SAT

ON THE GIRL'S SIDE.

OR IF A STUDENT WEARING A

CROSS CAME IN, WITH A

BIBLE, AND DIDN'T REMOVE

THEIR SHOES.

Terry: PASTOR ROBERT

JEFFERS DEFENDED THE

PRAYER ROOM AS LONG AS

STUDENTS OF ALL FAITH HAVE

EQUAL ACCESS.

AND HE ENCOURAGED

CHRISTIANS NOT TO USE THE

SAME TACTICS AGAINST ISLAM

THAT HE BELIEVES SOME HAVE

TRIED TO USE TO PUSH

CHRISTIANITY OUT OF THE

PUBLIC SQUARE.

HE TOLD FOX NEWS,

CHRISTIANS HAVE BEEN

PUSHED O OUT BY AN

ABSOLUTE PERVERSION OF THE

FIRST AMENDMENT.

BUT WE DON'T HAVE TO PUSH

DOWN SOMEONE ELSE'S

RELIGION.

Gordon: AND LET ME

ECHO THAT, IN VIEWING

THIS, DO YOU WANT TO HOLD

THAT YOU HAVE RELIGIOUS

FREEDOM IN AMERICA?

I KNOW THAT MUSLIM

TERRORISM IS GOING TO PUSH

OUR UNDERSTANDING OF THE

FIRST AMENDMENT INTO

EXTREMES.

BUT LET'S NOT LOSE SIGHT

OF THE FACT THAT ONCE WE

CREATE RULES, WE'RE

CREATING THEM FOR ALL

RELIGIONS.

AND UNIQUELY, COULD THIS

BE AN OPPORTUNITY FOR

CHRISTIANITY TO COME BACK

INTO THE SCHOOLS?

IF YOU'RE GOING TO OPEN UP

FOR ISLAM, SHOULDN'T YOU

ALSO OPEN UP FOR

CHRISTIANITY?

SO I THINK WE'RE GOING TO

SEE MORE AND MORE OF THIS.

AND WHAT IS OUR RESPONSE?

WHAT SHOULD OUR RESPONSE

BE?

AND I THINK OUR RESPONSE

NEEDS TO BE, YES, UNDER

THE FIRST AMENDMENT WE

HAVE THE FREEDOM OF

RELIGION, AND WE CAN SET

ASIDE PLACES, EVEN IN

PUBLIC SCHOOLS, WHERE

STUDENTS CAN

VOLUNTARILY -- LET ME

UNDERLINE VOLUNTARILY --

PRACTICE THEIR RELIGION.

Terry: I AGREE WITH

THAT.

AT THE SAME TIME, I THINK

A SCHOOL IS NOT A MOSQUE.

SO TO HAVE A ROOM WHERE

PEOPLE ARE FREE TO COME IN

AND PRAY IS WONDERFUL, BUT

I'M SORT OF A MIND THAT IT

OUGHT TO BE AVAILABLE TO

EVERYONE THEN.

THE JOB OF THE SCHOOL

ISN'T TO FOLLOW THE RULES

OR REGULATIONS OF THE

MOSQUE FOR THE CHURCH.

JONATHAN Gordon: THAT'S WHAT

THEY'RE SAYING, IT WILL BE

OPEN TO ANYONE.

Terry: THAT WILL

PRESENT SOME ISSUES,

THOUGH.

Gordon: IT WILL

PRESENT SOME I.

ANISSUES.

AND I WONDER, WILL IT

PRESENT PROTEST ISSUES?

AND HOW DO WE DEAL WITH

THAT?

THIS IS A NEW AMERICA.

AND WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO

FIGURE IT OUT AS WE GO.

Terry: EXACTLY.

IN OTHER NEWS, CBN'S DAVID

BRODY BROKE THE STORY THAT

DONALD TRUMP WILL DELIVER

THE COMMENCEMENT SPEECH TO

LIBERTY GRADUATES ON

SATURDAY, MAY 13th.

Gordon: PRESIDENT

TRUMP SAID, "I LOOK

FORWARD TO CELEBRATING THE

SUCCESS OF THIS GRADUATING

CLASS, AS WELL AS SHARES

LESSONS AS THEY EMBARK ON

THEIR NEXT CHAPTER WITH

FAITH, HOPE, AND A PASSION

FOR LIFE."

Terry: JERRY FALWELL,

WHO BACKED HIM DURING HIS

2016 CAMPAIGN, SAYS

GRADUATES WILL GET TO HEAR

FROM A MAN WHO IS A,

QUOTE, "CHAMPION OF THE

AVERAGE AMERICAN CITIZEN,

INCLUDING MANY WHO HAVE

FELT NEGLECTED BY THE

ESTABLISHMENT."

Gordon: IT IS A

WONDERFUL THING.

IT IS QUITE A COUP TO HAVE

A SITTING PRESIDENT COME

AND DELIVER YOUR

COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS.

Terry: HAVE YOU EVER

WONDERED, WHY CAN'T

MARRIED MEN BE PRIESTS IN

THE CHURCH?

IT TURNS OUT THE POPE IS

ASKING THE SAME QUESTION.

Gordon: THE POPE

RECENTLY TOLD A GERMAN

NEWSPAPER THAT IT IS TIME

FOR THE CATHOLIC CHURCH TO

STUDY WHETHER ALREADY

MARRIED MEN OF PROVEN

FAITH COULD BECOME

PRIESTS.

AND LET ME BE ONE OF THE

FIRST TO APPLAUD HIM IN

DOING THIS.

I THINK IT'S CREATED NOT

JUST A SHORTAGE OF

PRIESTS, BUT IT HAS

CREATED QUESTIONS, AND

CERTAINLY WITH SOME OF THE

SCANDAL THAT IS HAVE HIT

THE CATHOLIC CHURCH OVER

THE PAST DECADES -- NOT

JUST RECENT, BUT THESE ARE

DECADE-OLD SCANDALS AS

WELL.

WILL IT HELP CHANGE THAT?

THEY'VE ALREADY OPENED UP

AN ARRANGEMENT WITH THE

ANGLICAN COMMUNITY, THAT

OR AN ORDAINED ANGLICAN

MINISTER AND YOU'RE

MARRIED AND YOU WANT TO

COME BACK INTO THE

CATHOLIC CHURCH, THAT'S

OKAY.

SO THEY'VE ALREADY DONE

THAT PIECE.

IT HAS ALWAYS PUZZLED ME,

A CHURCH FOUNDED BY THE

APOSTLE PETER, WHO WAS

MARRIED, THEN DOESN'T

ALLOW MARRIED PRIESTS.

Terry: AND ALSO

BECAUSE MEN OF FAITH IN

OTHER COMMUNIONS HAVE BEEN

ABLE TO LEAD AND TO GUIDE

AND TO BE FAITHFUL ON MANY

LEVELS WITH MARRIAGE AND

FAMILY.

IT WILL BE INTERESTING TO

SEE.

Gordon: AND AS THE

APOSTLE PAUL SAID, NOT

EVERYONE HAS THE GIFT OF

SINGLENESS.

Terry: MORE NOT THAN

DO.

> IF YOU'RE A NEW MOM,

CHANCES ARE THAT YOUR

CAPTURING EVERY ONE YOUR

BABY'S MILESTONES AND

SHARING THOSE PICTURES ON

SOCIAL MEDIA.

SO WHAT IF YOUR BABY IS

BORN PREMATURE, AND HAS TO

SPEND MONTHS AND MONTHS IN

A HOSPITAL?

Gordon: WHEN AN

AUSTRALIAN MOM'S BABY WAS

BORN OVER TWO MONTHS

EARLY, LITTLE JAMES SPENT

HIS FIRST FIVE WEEKS IN

THE HOSPITAL.

AMY STARTED CELEBRATING

HIS UNIQUE MILESTONES ON

Facebook, LIKE TURNING

ONE WEEK AND BEING ABLE TO

BREATHE ON HER OWN.

Terry: WHICH GAVE HER

AN IDEA.

SHE STARTED CREATING

CARDS.

SHE SAYS CELEBRATING THESE

STEPS ALLOWED ME TO HAVE

HOPE AND KEEP GOING.

IT ADDED A FORM OF

NORMALCY TO A FRIGHTENING

AND UNKNOWN SITUATION, AND

I WANTED OTHER PARENTS TO

BE ABLE TO DO THE SAME.

THE CARDS BECAME SO

POPULAR, SHE STARTED A

BUSINESS CALLED "MIRACLE

MAMA."

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO ORDER

THESE CARDS, YOU CAN VISIT

HER WEBSITE AT

MIRACLE-MAMA.COM.

Gordon: 8-YEAR-OLD

CARTER BLANCHARD HAS A NEW

BEST FRIEND, A LABRADOR

RETRIEVER NAMED ROWDY.

THE TWO LIVE 2,000 MILES

APART, AND YET THEY SHARE

A RARE SKIN CONDITION

KNOWN AS VITILIGO.

THAT'S WHEN THE SKIN LOSES

PIGMENT IN CERTAIN AREAS,

LEADING TO, FOR LACK OF A

BETTER WORD, SPOTS.

Terry: THEY BOTH WERE

DIAGNOSED IN THE SAME

MONTH.

UNTIL RECENTLY, THE

B.F.F.s ONLY KNEW EACH

OTHER DIGITALLY, BUT WHEN

THEY MET IN PERSON, IT WAS

AN EMOTIONAL MOMENT FOR

EVERYONE.

IT CHANGED HIS

CHILDHOOD FOR THE BETTER.

AND IT WAS A GIFT I

COULDN'T GIVE HIM.

IT COULDN'T BE ANY OTHER

PERSON THAT MADE HIM FEEL

BETTER.

IT COULDN'T BE ANYONE WITH

VITILIGO THAT MADE HIM

FEEL BETTER.

IT HAD TO BE ROWDY.

IT HAD TO BE A DOG.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE

PART?

GETTING TO PET HIM.

Terry: WOW, ISN'T

THAT SPECIAL?

Gordon: GETTING TO

PET HIM -- THAT'S A

WONDERFUL THING.

I'VE HAD THE SPOTS, TOO.

MINE ARE CALLED FRECKLES.

[LAUGHTER]

Terry: IT IS JUST

HARD, WHEN YOU'RE A YOUNG

KID, TO BE DIFFERENT.

Gordon: AND TO BE

THAT DIFFERENT.

TO BE THAT SET ASIDE, AND

THEN TO FIND OUT, OKAY,

I'VE GOT A FRIEND OUT

THERE.

THAT'S A WONDERFUL THING.

Terry: THAT'S VERY

SPECIAL.

> WELL, AFTER THE BREAK,

A MOTHER OF TWO FLED FROM

HER ABUSIVE HUSBAND, BUT

IN ORDER TO PROVIDE FOR

HER FAMILY, WEE PUT HER

OWN FAMILY AT RISK.

FIND OUT WHAT HAPPENED

WHEN "ORPHANS' PROMISE"

STEPPED IN TO HELP.

Terry: Wii IS A

27-YEAR-OLD MOTHER WHO

LOVED HER ABUSIVE HUSBAND.

SHE THOUGHT SHE COULD SEEK

SANCTUARY LIVING WITH HER

FATHER, BUT SOON SHE WAS

IN DESPERATE NEED OF A

SAFE PLACE TO LIVE.

FEARING FOR HER SAFETY

FROM AN ABUSIVE

EX-HUSBAND, Wii HAD

DECIDED TO FLEE MYANMAR TO

HER FATHER IN THAILAND.

SHE FOUND A JOB AND WORKED

FOR A FEW WEEKS UNTIL SHE

REALIZED SHE WAS PREGNANT

BY HER FORMER HUSBAND.

I HAD TO QUIT BECAUSE

THE SHOP OWNER WOULD NOT

ALLOW ME TO SIT DOWN.

EVEN FOR A MINUTE.

MY DAD SAID HE WOULD HELP

US.

Terry: BUT A FEW

MONTHS AFTER THE BABY WAS

BORN, THEY ALL BEGAN TO

WORRY ABOUT THE CHEMICALS

AT THE BODY SHOP.

SHE KNEW THEY NEEDED A

SAFER PLACE TO LIVE AND A

JOB.

WE OFTEN FELT DIZZY

FROM THE FUMES.

I WISH WE WOULD RENT A

PLACE AWAY FROM THE SHOP,

BUT MY DAD DIDN'T HAVE

ENOUGH MONEY.

Terry: THAT'S WHEN

SHE MOVED INTO A CHRISTIAN

HOME FOR SINGLE MOTHERS

SUPPORTED BY CBN'S

"ORPHANS' PROMISE." THERE

THEY FOUND A SAFE AND

HEALTHY ENVIRONMENT TO

LIVE IN.

THEY GIVE ME MILK AND

SNACKS EVERY DAY.

AND I HAD LOTS OF FRIENDS.

Terry: AND SHE WAS

TRAINED TO SEW.

AT THE END OF THE

TRAINING, "ORPHANS'

PROMISE" GAVE HER

EVERYTHING NEEDED TO START

HER OWN SHOP IN THE

COMMUNITY.

EVERY WEEK SHE RECEIVES

ORDERS FOR BAGS, NAPKINS,

APRONS, AND OTHER ITEMS.

SOMETIMES THE ORDERS ARE

SO LARGE, SHE HAS TO HIRE

FRIENDS FROM THE HOME TO

HELP HER OUT.

ONE DAY ON A TRIP TO

THAILAND, I STOPPED IN TO

VISIT.

WE WERE THRILLED WHEN SHE

SURPRISED US WITH OUR OWN

PERSONALIZED APRON.

I'M VERY HAPPY THAT I

WAS ABLE TO SEW SOMETHING

FOR YOU.

YOUR VISIT MADE ME FEEL SO

SPECIAL.

MY MOM TEACHES ME TO

SEW DOLLS' CLOTHES AT HER

SHOP.

I ENJOY IT VERY MUCH.

THANK YOU, "ORPHANS'

PROMISE," FOR HELPING US.

Terry: YOU KNOW,

JESUS SAID THAT HE CAME SO

THAT WE COULD HAVE LIFE

AND HAVE IT ABUNDANTLY.

AND ONE OF THE GREATEST

PRIVILEGES YOU AND I HAVE

IS BEING ABLE TO SHARE

THAT OPPORTUNITY THROUGH

BLESSING OTHERS.

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DON'T MISS OUT ON THAT

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I THINK IT IS EVEN A

RESPONSIBILITY, IF WE

BELONG TO CHRIST AND ARE

CALLED OF HIM TO TAKE THE

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IT TALKS ABOUT THE

PRINCIPLES OF GOD, AND WE

NEED TO KNOW WHAT THEY ARE

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AND GORDON HAS A TEACHING

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Gordon: STILL AHEAD,

MEET A MAN WHO HAS

WITNESSED MIRACLES IN MORE

THAN 70 NATIONS.

VERNON FALL HEL TELLS HOW YOU

CAN START EXPERIENCING THE

MIRACULOUS IN YOUR OWN

LIFE, SO STAY TUNED.

Gordon: JOINING ME

NOW IS A MAN WHO HAS SEEN

MIRACLES IN OVER 70

NATIONS THROUGH HEALING

CRUSADES.

HE IS MY DEAR FRIEND AND

FOUNDER OF "LIFELINE

INTERNATIONAL MINISTRIES,"

AND HE IS ALL THE WAY HERE

FROM KUALA LUMPUR.

THIS IS VERNON FALLS.

I WANT TO KICK IT OFF

WITH, HOW DID YOU GET

STARTED?

WHAT GOT YOU STARTED IN

BELIEVING IN MIRACLES?

WHAT GOT ME STARTED IN

BELIEVING IN MIRACLES IS I

WENT TO A MIRACLE-HEALING

CRUSADE, AND IT WAS BY A

GUY NAMED GRANT BAKER.

AND THAT WAS THE FIRST

TIME I HAD EVER GOT SLAIN

IN THE SPIRIT.

I DIDN'T EVEN KNOW WHAT

SLAIN IN THE SPIRIT WAS.

BUT I SAW THE REALITY OF

JESUS.

PEOPLE GETTING HEALED, AND

PEOPLE GETTING SET FREE,

AND THEN MYSELF ON THE

FLOOR.

I JUST COULDN'T BELIEVE

THAT COULD HAPPEN.

BUT THAT'S WHAT STARTED

ME -- STARTED THE HUNGER

IN ME.

Gordon: WHAT WENT

THROUGH YOUR HEAD DURING

THAT TIME?

THIS HAS GOT TO BE A NEW

EXPERIENCE FOR YOU.

WHAT DID YOU THINK WAS

REALLY GOING ON?

IT WAS, LIKE, WOW, IS

THIS REALLY REAL?

[LAUGHTER]

BECAUSE TO ME,

CHRISTIANITY -- WHAT I HAD

HEARD -- THERE WERE NO

MORE SIGNS, NO MORE

WONDERS, NO MORE MIRACLES.

THEY WENT OUT WITH THE

APOSTLES.

SO TO SEE JESUS IS THE

SAME YESTERDAY, TODAY, AND

FOREVER, IT WAS JUST

AWESOME.

VERY AWESOME.

Gordon: AND YOU JUST

WANT MORE OF THAT.

YOU JUST WANT MORE AND

MORE OF THAT.

MORE AND MORE OF THAT.

SO I PRESSED IN FOR THAT.

Gordon: AL ALL RIGHT.

NOW, IN PRESSING IN FOR

IT, WHAT WERE YOU TRYING

TO ACHIEVE?

WERE YOU TRYING TO

ACHIEVE, I GET TO MORE

MEETINGS WHERE I SEE OTHER

PEOPLE DOING IT?

OR WERE YOU PRESSING IN, I

WANT TO DO THIS?

I PRESSED IN, I WANT TO

DO THIS.

THIS IS WHAT I WANT.

I DESIRE THIS GREATLY.

Gordon: AND IS THAT

THE KEY?

IT BECOMES YOUR CENTRAL

FOCUS?

THAT'S THE KEY.

THAT'S THE KEY.

BECAUSE THEN THE HOLY

SPIRIT STARTED WORKING IN

ME.

HE DEVELOPED ME IN THE

AREA OF A DEVOTIONAL LIFE,

WORD LIFE, AND THEN GOING

OUT AND PUTTING INTO

PRACTICE WHAT I HAVE

LEARNED.

Gordon: ALL RIGHT.

I'LL COME AT IT FROM THE

OTHER SIDE BECAUSE THE

FIRST TIME THE HOLY SPIRIT

SPOKE TO ME AND SAID, I

WANT TO HEAL THE SICK

TODAY, MY RESPONSE WAS,

NO, YOU DON'T.

[LAUGHTER]

Gordon: I DIDN'T WANT

TO BE THAT.

I'D SEEN, I GUESS, TOO

MUCH OF THE BAD SIDE OF

HEALING MINISTRIES THAT,

YOU KNOW, THE WHOLE

QUESTION IS, IS IT REAL.

AND WORKS OF FAITH.

I HAD SEEN THE GENUINE,

BUT I HAD ALSO SEEN THE

LESS THAN GENUINE, TO BE

CHARITABLE ABOUT IT, AND I

DIDN'T WANT TO DO THAT.

WHAT WOULD YOU SAY TO

SOMEBODY LIKE ME, WHO'S

FIRST RESPONSE WAS, NO,

YOU DON'T?

WELL, I SAW NOTHING.

SO SEEING NOTHING AND

SEEING SOMETHING AS WELL.

SO AS SOMEONE WHO HAS

EXPERIENCED IT, YOU'VE

SEEN IT.

I WOULD JUST SAY GOD IS

GOING TO TOUCH YOU.

YOU CAN RUN, BUT YOU CAN'T

HIDE.

YOUR ARMS ARE TOO SHORT TO

BOX WITH GOD.

HE'S GOING TO HIT YOU.

Gordon: WELL, THAT'S

WHAT HAPPENED TO ME IN

THAT MINUTE.

I'VE ARGUED WITH GOD A

WHOLE LOT IN MY LIFE, AND

YOU END UP LOSING AND YOU

GO, OKAY.

ALL RIGHT, IF THIS IS WHAT

YOU WANT TO DO, AND YOU'RE

SURE YOU CHOSE ME, OKAY,

I'LL GO ALONG.

I LIKE TO REMIND GOD, YOU

CHOSE ME.

YOU CHOSE ME.

UH-HUH.

Gordon: BUT YOU HAD A

HUNGER FOR IT.

I HAD A HUNGER FOR IT.

Gordon: SO WHAT WAS

YOUR FIRST LESSON IN HOW

TO TRANSLATE THAT HUNGER

INTO ACTION, AND THEN THAT

ACTION INTO SOMETHING

REAL, WHERE SOMEBODY GETS

HEALED.

WELL, I HAD TO PRESS

INTO GOD.

AND THE HOLY SPIRIT

STARTED LEADING ME IN

FASTING AND PRAYER.

IN FACT, THE VERY FIRST

DAY, I GOT FILLED WITH THE

HOLY GHOST SPEAKING IN

TONGUES.

AND I HAD NO KNOWLEDGE OF

THIS.

I DIDN'T KNOW JESUS HEALED

OR ANYTHING OF THAT

PARTICULAR NATURE.

I FELT IF I WOULD LAY MY

HANDS ON SOMEBODY, THEY

WOULD GET HEALED.

I JUST FELT THAT.

I DIDN'T EVEN KNOW HOW TO

USE THE NAME OF JESUS, BUT

I FELT IF I WOULD DO THAT,

PEOPLE WOULD GET HEALED.

Gordon: THAT'S

UNUSUAL, YOU KNOW.

YOU JUST -- I WOULD CALL

THAT A CONVICTION.

YEAH, THAT'S WHAT IT

WAS.

Gordon: WAS THERE ANY

DEMONSTRATION THAT IT WAS

GOING TO WORK?

THERE WAS NO

DEMONSTRATION.

IT WAS JUST SOMETHING I

KNEW, I HAD THE HOLY GHOST

IN ME.

I WENT TO THIS ONE

PARTICULAR CHURCH ONE

TIME, AND THE GUY HAD ME

GET UP AND PREACH.

IF YOU'RE A MAN, THEY

AUTOMATICALLY PUT YOU ON

THE PLATFORM.

SO I GOT UP THERE.

I DON'T KNOW ANYTHING TO

PREACH.

I DON'T KNOW ANY

SCRIPTURE.

SO I JUST STARTED PRAYING

IN TONGUES.

OKAY?

AND I PRAYED IN TONGUES

AND PRAYED IN TONGUES, AND

THIS LADY CAME UP, DANCING

IN FRONT OF THE PLATFORM,

AND I LAY HANDS ON HER AND

FOUND OUT SHE GOT HEALED

OF ARTHRITIS.

Gordon: THAT'S A GOOD

SERVICE.

AND THEY SAID AFTER

THAT, WE'VE NEVER HEARD A

SERMON LIKE THAT BEFORE.

Gordon: I BELIEVE

SERMONS SHOULD DEMS

DEMONSTRATE --

AMEN.

Gordon: IF IT DOESN'T

DEMONSTRATE, WHAT GOD IS

IT?

IF GOD DOESN'T REACH IT

DOWN INTO THE HERE AND

NOW, IF IT'S JUST YOUR

PHILOSOPHY OF HIM, WHAT

GOOD IS IT?

I GUESS I'VE LEARNED THAT

IN THE VILLAGES OF INDIA,

WHERE THEY HAD EVERY

SINGLE PHILOSOPHY OF

RELIGION AND SOME WE NEVER

EVEN HEARD OF, AND HERE

WERE VILLAGERS THAT KNEW

MORE THEOLOGICAL

PHILOSOPHIES THAN I'D EVER

BEEN TAUGHT.

AND IF YOU DIDN'T HAVE

DEMONSTRATIONS OF POWER,

THEY REALLY WEREN'T GOING

TO PAY ATTENTION TO YOU.

AS A MATTER OF FACT,

THE VERY FIRST TIME WE

WENT TO INDIA, THEY WERE

KIND OF SKEPTICAL.

THE PASTOR HAD SEEN OUR

MINISTRY, BUT ONE OF HIS

ASSISTANT PASTOR SAID, ARE

YOU SURE THIS GUY WORKS

MORE OMORE ORWORKSMIRACLES?

BECAUSE IF HE DOESN'T WORK

MIRACLES, THEY'RE GOING TO

STONE US.

[LAUGHTER]

THAT'S WHAT THE

SCRIPTURE SAYS, IT COMES

WITH POWER.

Gordon: THE GOSPEL IS

THE POWER OF GOD, UNTO

MIRACLES, UNTO BAPTISMS --

YOU ANNOUNCE IT AND YOU

SHOULD EXPECT IT.

YOU'RE OUT THERE SOWING

SEEDS, AND YOU NEED TO

HAVE THOSE GERMINATED.

[LAUGHTER]

Gordon: WHAT WAS YOUR

FIRST MIRACLE?

WAS IT THE LADY WITH

ARTHRITIS?

NO.

THE FIRST MIRACLE WAS MY

NIECE.

SHE HAD THIS EYE

CONDITION.

SHE COULDN'T DRIVE AT

NIGHT.

I WAS ONE DAY PRAYING IN

TONGUES.

THE LORD JUST LED ME TO

PRAY IN TONGUES.

I WASN'T GOING TO CHURCH,

OR ANYTHING OF THAT

PARTICULAR NATURE.

BUT THE HOLY SPIRIT IS IN

US.

HE LIVES IN US FOREVER.

Gordon: YOU CAN HAVE

CHURCH WITH HIM ANY TIME

YOU WOULD LIKE?

THAT'S RIGHT.

I STARTED PRAYING IN

TONGUES.

I CALLED HER INTO MY ROOM

AND LAID HANDS ON HER AND

SHE GOT INSTANTLY HEALED.

THAT WAS THE FIRST MIRACLE

THAT I EVER EXPERIENCED

WITH MY NIECE.

Gordon: WHAT WOULD

YOU TELL SOMEBODY WATCHING

RIGHT NOW WHO SAYS, OKAY,

I'VE GOT THE HUNGER, BUT I

DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO OR

HOW TO TRANSLATE IT INTO

THAT CONVICTION, THAT IF I

LAY HANDS ON SOMEONE, IF I

PRAY FOR SOMEONE, I'M

GOING TO GET A RESULT --

WHAT WOULD YOU TELL THEM?

I WOULD TELL THEM

TODAY, GO TO A PLACE WHERE

GOD IS MOVING AND LEARN.

AND LEARN.

YOU HAVE TO LEARN TO DO

THESE THINGS.

THE BIBLE TELLS US IN 1

CORINTHIANS 14, YOU HAVE

TO LEARN TO PROPHESY.

AND YOU NEED TO GO TO A

PLACE WHERE GOD IS MOVING,

WHERE THERE ARE SIGNS,

WHERE THERE ARE WONDERS,

WHERE THERE ARE MIRACLES.

YOU CAN EASILY GET ON LINE

AT "THE 700 CLUB," AND YOU

CAN LEARN THESE THINGS,

TOO.

Gordon: BUT IT IS

DIFFERENT WHEN YOU'RE

THERE IN PERSON.

THAT'S VERY TRUE.

Gordon: I THINK

PEOPLE REALLY NEED TO BE

CHALLENGED TO STEP OUT IN

FAITH.

I AGREE.

Gordon: AND THE ENEMY

WILL BEAT YOU UP.

HE WILL COME ALONG AND

SAY, YOU'RE NOT WORTHY

ENOUGH OR YOU HAVEN'T

FASTED ENOUGH, OR YOU

HAVEN'T GONE TO CHURCH

ENOUGH OR YOU HAVEN'T READ

ENOUGH BIBLE, OR YOU CAN'T

QUOTE THIS VERSE IN

GREEK -- ALL ABOUT YOU'RE

NOT GOOD ENOUGH.

THAT'S RIGHT.

THE ATTENTION IS ON YOU

AND NOT ON GOD.

Gordon: AND YOU'VE

GOT TO GET THROUGH THAT.

HE ENABLES ME.

YOU'RE ABSOLUTELY RIGHT

I'M NOT GOOD ENOUGH, BUT

HE IS.

AND HE HAS SAID THESE

SIGNS SHALL FOLLOW THEM

THAT BELIEVE, AND I

BELIEVE.

AMEN.

SO I WOULD SAY, GO TO A

PLACE WHERE GOD IS MOVING.

Gordon: AND THEN GET

OUT OF THE BOAT AND GET ON

THE WATER.

THAT'S RIGHT.

THAT'S WHAT ALL OF MY

STUDENTS DO OVER THE

YEARS -- I PUT THEM ON THE

SPOT.

EVEN MY SUMO.

Gordon: WE JUST PRAY

GRACE OVER HER RIGHT NOW.

[LAUGHTER]

Gordon: I HAVE FOUND

YOU HAVE TO THROW PEOPLE

INTO THE DEEP END, REALLY.

ENOUGH OF THE EXCUSES.

THAT'S RIGHT.

Gordon: YOU'VE

LEARNED ENOUGH.

YOU'VE STUDIED ENOUGH.

AND THE REAL KEY IS, DO

YOU HAVE THE HOLY SPIRIT

IN YOU?

YES.

Gordon: I'VE GOTTEN

REAL BOLD WITH FOLKS, DID

YOU GET THE WEAK JESUS?

WHICH JESUS DID YOU GET?

AND STOP CONFESSING HE IS

NOT ABLE OR DOESN'T WANT

TO.

HE IS THE SAME YESTERDAY,

TODAY, AND FOREVER.

LIKE YOU SAY, YOU MUST

GET THEM OUT OF THE BOAT.

I REMEMBER WHEN I FIRST

LEARNED TO SWIM.

MY SWIMMING INSTRUCTORED

SAID, NOW, IF YOU DON'T

JUMP INTO THIS DEEP WATER,

I'M GOING TO HIT YOU IN

YOUR HEAD.

AND I WENT IN.

Gordon: I WON'T HIT

YOU IN THE HEAD, BUT I'LL

PRAY THE HOLY SPIRIT HITS

YOU IN THE HEAD.

> THEY'RE PLAYING THE

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WEBSITE.

> WE LEAVE YOU WITH THIS

WORD: "I WILL PRAISE YOU,

LORD, WITH

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