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700 Club Interactive - April 21, 2017

Renown worship leader Darlene Zschech shares the reasons she left Hillsong and the lessons she learned from her battle with breast cancer. Read Transcript


> THE FORMER PASTOR.

DARLENE REVEALS WHY SHE LEFT

THE MEGA

CHURCH. HER BATTLE WITH

CANCER.

THERE IS NOTHING THAT IS

--

HER QUESTION ABOUT GOD ON

TODAY'S

"700 CLUB" INTERACTIVE.

WELCOME TO THE SHOW.

THIS IS ABOUT THE MARATHON.

ONE RUNNER, A VETERAN WHO

LOST HIS

LEG WHILE SERVING IN

AFGHANISTAN

PICKED UP HIS GUIDE AND

AMERICAN FLAG

AND CROSSED THE FINISH LINE.

FROM THE NATIONAL ARMY GUARD

HE

WALKED THE 22-MILE COURSE.

THIS WAS

NOT HIS ONLY MARATHON.

THE OTHER RUNNER, JOSE

LOUIS

SANCHEZ, A MARINE ALSO

CARRIED THE

FLAG AS HE COMPLETED THE

RACE ON HIS

PROSTHETIC LEG. THE SECOND

TIME SINCE

THE BOSTON MARATHON THAT HE

INSPIRED

OTHERS AND HE IS CERTAINLY

DOING THAT.

I'M INSPIRED AND

EXHAUSTED.

I WOULDN'T WANT TO TAKE

ON THE

MARATHON.

THAT'S BRUTAL, BUT

INSPIRATIONAL.

WE WANT TO GO FROM BOSTON

TO FLORIDA

AT CALVARY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY

IN FORT

LAUDERDALE OPENED THEIR

DOORS TO A

STUDENT.

HE WASN'T JUST GIVEN THE

OPPORTUNITY TO MOVE HERE TO

SCHOOL,

THIS FAMILY DECIDED TO ADOPT

HIM AND

THEIR SCHOOL BECAME THE

SCHOOL 'S

RISING BASKETBALL STAR UNTIL

THE DAY

HE WAS RUSHED TO THE

HOSPITAL.

I'M FROM NIGERIA.

MY BASKETBALL COACH.

THIS YEAR WE WON THE

CHAMPIONSHIP.

THIS YEAR I WAS DIAGNOSED

WITH BRAIN

CANCER. I DIDN'T KNOW AT THE

MOMENT I

HAD ANYTHING GOING ON WITH

MY HEAD.

I HAD A HEADACHE FOR DAYS.

I THOUGHT IT WAS A HEADACHE

FROM

PRACTICE. BUT THEN I CAN'T

REMEMBER

WHAT HAPPENED.

THE NEXT THING I'M IN THE

HOSPITAL

AND MY DAD IS TELLING ME I

HAVE TO

HAVE BRAIN SURGERY THAT

NIGHT.

PUT YOURSELF IN MY SHOES AS

A

17-YEAR-OLD, WITH FEAR OF

DEATH WITH

FEAR AFTER DYING.

THAT THERE IS A PLACE TO GO

WHICH IS

HEAVEN OR THE OTHER WAY.

WHEN I WAS

CLOSE TO DYING, I CAN FEEL

IT. BUT I

REMEMBER JESUS SAYING, I'M

AM THE

RESURRECTION AND THE LIGHT.

IN THAT MOMENT, IF I DIE, I

KNEW

WHERE I'M GOING WHICH IS

WHERE GOD

PREPARED FOR HIS LOVELY

PEOPLE. BUT,

IF YOU DON'T KNOW,

UNDERSTAND THE

BIBLE I WILL JUST SAY, I CAN

SAY THAT

YOU CAN MISSING SOMETHING.

HE CREATED

LIFE ITSELF AND HE CAN HEAL

AND

RESURRECT ANYBODY.

IF YOU BELIEVE THAT JESUS

SAID, I AM

THE RESURRECTION AND THE

LIGHT.

AFTER SURGERY, I COULDN'T

WALK, I

COULDN'T TALK.

I WAS SENSITIVE BUT I WOULD

NEVER

GIVE UP.

I WAS FOCUSED ON JESUS.

RIGHT NOW ACCORDING TO THE

MRI, THE

DOCTOR SAYS I'M CANCER FREE

BUT I'M

GOING TO BE UNDER WATCH.

AS I LIVE MY LIFE NOW, I

HAVE A

REASON WHY I LIVE.

WHATEVER HE SAYS THAT'S WHAT

HE'S

GOING TO DO.

THAT'S GREAT.

WHATEVER HE SAYS, THAT IS

WHAT HE IS

GOING TO DO.

YOU WATCHED THOSE DUNK

SHOTS AND

HE SAYS I COULDN'T WALK AND

TALK.

WHAT A RECOVERY.

WE WANT TO THANK CALVARY

CHAPEL OF

FORT LAUDERDALE.

YOU DON'T LATCH ON TO THE

SIGNIFICANCE OF THIS UNTIL

YOU ARE

FACING IT.

THERE IS NO

MISUNDERSTANDING UNTIL

YOU QUESTION WHERE IS MY

FAITH AND

YOU ARE STANDING ON A ROCK

AND THAT

IS JESUS.

SPEAKING OF ROCKS, THE

"OPERATION

BLESSING" TEAM WITH DEALING

WITH THE

BOMBING IN EGYPT THEY KILLED

41 ONE.

OB WAS THERE "OPERATION

BLESSING"

BRINGING HELP TO PEOPLE.

Terry: "OPERATION

BLESSING" WILL BE

PROVIDING FOOD FOR A MONTH

FOR THOSE

WHO ARE IN THE MOST DIRE

NEED.

THEY WILL BE BRINGING

SUPPLIES TO

THE PERSECUTION IN IRAQ.

"OPERATION BLESSING" WAS

IMMEDIATELY ON THE SCENE

HELPING TO

START THE FIRST IN THE CITY.

TAKE A LOOK.

Gordon: "OPERATION

BLESSING" IS

THERE HELPING PERSECUTED

CHRISTIANS

IN THE MIDDLE EAST.

WHETHER THAT'S THE VICTIMS

OF THIS

TERRIBLE BOMBING IN EGYPT OR

THOSE

WHO ARE TRYING TO RECOVER

THEIR

COMMUNITIES IN IRAQ AFTER

ISIS.

IF YOU WANT TO HELP THAT,

ALL YOU

HAVE TO DO IS CALL US.

TOLL-FREE PHONE NUMBER:

1-800-700-7000.

OR YOU CAN GO TO THE

"OPERATION

BLESSING" WEBSITE.

IT'S OB.ORG.

JUST SAY, YES, I WANT TO

HELP THE

PERSECUTED CHRISTIANS IN THE

MIDDLE

EAST.

I WANT TO HELP REBUILD

CHRISTIANS

COMMUNITIES IN IRAQ. IT'S

ALL MADE

POSSIBLE BECAUSE OF PEOPLE

LIKE YOU

CARE TO GIVE. CALL NOW. TO

BE FREE.

Terry: UP NEXT, DARLENE

CHECKS

AROUND THE WORLD.

BUT WHEN TEST CONFIRMED SHE

HAS

CANCER, HER FAITH WAS NEVER

TESTED

BEFORE.

THEY TOLD ME YOU HAVE

CANCER AND

IT TOOK ME DAYS TO ANSWER.

FIND OUT AS SHE EXPLAINS

WHY.

STAY WITH US.

WRITING

ON THE ANTHEM SUCH AS "SHOUT

TO THE

LORD" AND "WORTHY IS THE

LAMB" AND

THE NEW INSPIRATION FOR HER

NEW SONG.

KNOWN AS A WORSHIP LEADER

WHO

BRINGS PEOPLE STRAIGHT INTO

THE

PRESENCE OF GOD, DARLENE HAS

WRITTEN

OVER 100 SONGS SUNG BY

MILLIONS OF

WORSHIPERS WORLDWIDE.

THIS IS WHERE SHE'S

PERFORMED ON AND

PRODUCED ONE PLATINUM AND 16

GOLD

SELLING ALBUMS. A BEST

SELLING

AUTHOR, CANCER SURVIVOR AND

FROM HOPE

LIMITED CHURCH WITH HER

HUSBAND.

SOME PEOPLE DON'T KNOW

THIS BUT

YOU LEFT 6 YEARS AGO. WHY?

IT WAS A SENSE OF

FRUSTRATION. IT

WAS NOT ANYTHING OR IN

ANYTHING, BUT,

YOU KNOW, I THINK GOD DOES

THAT

SOMETIMES WHEN HE WANTS TO

SHIFT YOU

OUT OF SOMETHING THAT IS

VERY

COMFORTABLE.

AND I COULDN'T REALLY PUT

WORDS

AROUND IT.

THEN MATT SAID TO ME

LITERALLY 1 DAY,

WOULD YOU LIKE TO HAVE AN

ADVENTURE?

I'M LIKE, WHAT DO YOU MEAN?

YOU MEAN

FLYFISHING? I HAVE ALWAYS

WANTED TO

DO FLYFISHING. HE SAID,

THERE IS A

NEED FOR A PASTOR FOR A

CHURCH.

WHAT DO YOU THINK? THE ONLY

THING WE

SAID WE NEVER WANTED TO BE

WAS SENIOR

PASTOR.

I SAID YES.

YOU STILL SING, I'M SURE.

I STILL SING.

I STILL DO WORSHIP WHICH I'M

SO GLAD.

YOU STILL WORSHIP AND

IT'S SO

REAL, BUT IT HASN'T BEEN SO

EASY. I

WANTED TO TALK ABOUT YOUR

BREAST

CANCER.

YES, I HAD BEEN GETTING

THIS LUMP

CHECKED FOR 2 YEARS AND THEY

SAID

IT'S JUST FATTY TISSUE AND

AT THAT

TIME I'M IN MY 40s AND I

SAID, WELL,

WELCOME TO THE 40s. IT'S

JUST FATTY

TISSUE. AND I WENT BACK AND

I FELT

THE NEED FOR A BIOPSY IS

TODAY. THE

BY THE TIME I LEFT THAT

NIGHT IT WAS

CONFIRMED THAT IT WAS BREAST

CANCER

AND THEN I WAS HAVING

SURGERY.

I HAD MY HAIR, MY WIG I CALL

BETTY.

WE HAD THE BETTY FAN CLUB

FOR A

WHILE, BUT I WOULD STILL

LEAD WORSHIP

BUT YOU BATTLE WITH SO MANY

OTHER

FACTORS THAT IT BECAME A

THING.

YOU WERE PERFECTLY

HEALTHY, SPENT

YOUR ENTIRE LIFE WORSHIPPING

GOD AND

SERVING OTHERS AND THIS

HAPPENED.

DID YOU QUESTION WHY?

YES, I DID.

THERE WAS NOTHING WRONG

WITH THAT

QUESTION.

THAT'S WHERE EARLY ON IN

MY

CHRISTIAN WALK PEOPLE SAID

TO ME,

NEVER QUESTION GOD, BUT

ACTUALLY I

JUST FOUND HIM TO BE SUCH A

GOOD

FATHER. HE'S SUCH A GOOD

FATHER AND

HE SUPPORTS ME IN AMAZING

WAYS THAT

I'M SURE I WOULD HAVE NEVER

LEARNED

SOME OF THESE THINGS. I

THOUGHT I

KNEW HOW MUCH HE LOVED ME

BUT 1 DAY

HE ASKED ME WHAT DO YOU

BELIEVE? AND

I'M LIKE, I BELIEVE THIS AND

THIS AND

THIS AND I'M A CHRISTIAN AND

KNOW ALL

MY ANSWERS.

BUT HE SAID NO, HOW MUCH DO

YOU

BELIEVE ABOUT HOW MUCH I

LOVE YOU?

IT TOOK ME DAYS TO ANSWER

BECAUSE I

FEEL IT DOESN'T FEEL LIKE

LOVE.

BUT HE'S OKAY, HE'S GOT BIG

SHOULDERS. HE'S OKAY WITHOUT

QUESTIONING, AND I THINK THE

BIGGER

THE QUESTION, THE BIGGER THE

ANSWER.

IT MAYBE LOSS, IT MAYBE

DISAPPOINTMENT.

SOMETIMES YOU FEEL LIKE IT'S

SILENCE

AND HOW CAN THIS BE LOVE.

SO I GOT BACK TO THE WORD.

IT UNDER PINS EVERYTHING. IF

YOU ARE

LISTENING, HE'S SPEAKING. I

THINK

SOMETIMES TROUBLE AND

INTENSE

HARDSHIP CAN MAKE US.

IT MADE ME AT TIMES BLOCK

OUR EARS,

SHUT OUR EYES.

IT'S LIKE TOO MUCH.

BUT HE'S SPEAKING,

ENCOURAGING US,

LOVING US ALL THE TIME.

I WILL TELL YOU WHAT THOUGH

BEING IN

WORSHIP THROUGH SONG AND

WITH MUSIC

GATHERS ALL OF WHO YOU ARE

AND

HELPING YOU SCIENTIFICALLY

ON A SORT

OF MOLECULAR LEVEL AND

DECLARING THE

WORD OF GOD, THERE IS

NOTHING QUITE

LIKE IT WHEN YOU ARE HANGING

ON FOR

YOUR DEAR LIFE.

DARLENE, TELL US HOW YOU

ARE

FEELING NOW?

I FEEL GOOD. I TAKE A

PILL NOW AND

I'M GOING AND I HAVE A FEW

MORE

YEARS. HALLELUJAH! I'M

CANCER FREE. I

LIVE DIFFERENTLY. I REFUSE

TO LIVE

BUSY. I LIVE VERY

INTENTIONALLY.

I DON'T TRAVEL LIKE I USED

TO.

I EAT DIFFERENTLY.

I PARENT DIFFERENTLY.

WHAT I LEARNED NOW I WISHED

I LEARNED

THEM A LONG TIME AGO.

I'M MORE THANKFUL FOR TODAY.

IT'S HER THANKFULNESS AND

FAITHFULNESS THAT STARTED

HER ON THIS

BATTLE FOR CANCER.

THIS MESSAGE FOR ME HAS

BEEN

EVERYDAY, LORD, TEACH ME TO

SAY.

NO MATTER HOW UNCOMFORTABLE

IT IS.

I DON'T WANT TO PUT IT

THROUGH MY

LENS.

IT'S JUST HIS WILL.

Terry: A LOT OF WISDOM TO

GLEAM

WHAT SHE'S BEEN THROUGH AND

SHARED SO

VULNERABLY.

UP NEXT, A MAN IN PAIN.

IT WAS LIKE EACH STEP

WHERE IT GOT

TO A POINT WHERE I COULDN'T

DRIVE

LONG DISTANCES AND EVEN

STANDING WAS

PAINFUL, SITTING WAS PAINFUL.

SEE HOW THIS HORSE LOVER

GETS ON

THE SADDLE PAIN FREE.

Gordon: ON MAY 23, CBN IS

GOING TO

BE RELEASING THIS WONDERFUL

FILM. IN

OUR HAND, THE BATTLE FOR THE

SOLUTION. THAT'S TOLD FROM

THE POINT

OF VIEW OF THE PARA TROOPERS

THAT

WENT TO THE TEMPLE MOUNT.

YOU CAN'T UNDERSTAND THE

HEADLINES

UNTIL YOU UNDERSTAND THIS

TRUTH WHAT

HAPPENED IN 1957. THE

SIGNIFICANCE

FOR THE PARA TROOPERS AND

THE

SIGNIFICANCE FOR THE WORLD.

WE WANT TO CELEBRATE IN

STYLE. WE ARE

RELEASING THIS FILM ON MAY

23, WHICH

ON THE JEWISH CALENDAR IS

DAY.

ON THE JEWISH CALENDAR IT'S

MAY 23.

WE WANT TO CELEBRATE WITH

THEM. TO BE

A PART OF IT, GO TO OUR

WEBSITE "IN

OUR HANDS 1967.COM AND PUT

IN THE ZIP

CODE AND IT WILL SHOW THE

AREA THE

THEATRE IS PLAYING.

THAT WONDERFUL PSALM 126

THAT WHEN

THE LORD RESTORES ZION, THE

NATIONS

WILL SAY THE LORD HAS DONE

GREAT

THINGS FOR THEM. IF YOU WANT

TO

ATTEND, WANT TO SEE IT, GO

TO OUR

WEBSITE" IN OUR HANDS

1967.COM.

DO IT TODAY.

IF WE GET THAT, WE'LL HAVE

MORE SHOW

DATES AND GET THE WORD OUT.

DO IT.

GO TO IN OUR HANDS 1967.COM.

WELL, JOSEPH HAS SPENT A

LIFETIME

TRAINING HORSES BUT HE

THOUGHT IT

WOULD BE OVER AFTER A BATTLE

THREATENED HIM FOR GOOD

UNTIL HIS

WIFE TURNED ON THE "700

CLUB".

JESSIE AVILA HAS TRAINING

HORSES

FOR OVER 30 YEARS AND 1 DAY

HE WAS AT

THE STALLS.

WHEN I LIFT UP I FELT A

BIG POP ON

MY LOWER BACK.

WHEN HE GOT HOME HE TOLD

HIS WIFE

CHARMAINE.

I LOOKED AT HIS BACK AND

IT WAS

SWOLLEN.

I WENT TO THE DOCTOR AND

HE GAVE

ME AN EXAMINATION AND SAID

YOU REALLY

HURT YOUR MUSCLE AND MAY

HAVE A

PINCHED NERVES.

HE SAID WE NEED TO LOOK

AT THIS

FURTHER.

THEN HE WAS IN MORE PAIN.

IT FELT LIKE THE BACK OF

MY THIGH,

WITH EACH STEP IT WAS

PAINFUL.

JESSIE WENT BACK AND

READY FOR

SURGERY.

THAT WAS DIFFICULT

BECAUSE I WAS

NOT ONLY NOT ABLE TO ENJOY

RIDING

WHICH I HAVE DONE FOR THE

LAST 30

YEARS, BUT I WAS STRUGGLING

FOR MY

MORTALITY.

CHARMAINE WAS PRAYING FOR

HER

HUSBAND.

I WAS PRAYING HE WOULD

GET BETTER.

THEN 1 DAY SHE'S WATCHING

THE "700

CLUB".

I'M NOT SURE I BELIEVE

THAT PEOPLE

GET THESE KIND OF HEALINGS,

BUT WHAT

DO I HAVE TO LOSE OTHER THAN

GIVEN IT

A TRY.

SOMEONE HAS A PINCHED

NERVE, GOD

IS HEALING IT.

THERE IS NUMBNESS, THERE IS

PAIN,

WEAKNESS AND GOD IS

RESTORING ALL OF

THAT FOR YOU RIGHT NOW.

IT WAS REALLY ONE OF

THOSE CALMING

KIND OF THING THAT CAME OVER

ME THAT

READY MADE ME FEEL REALLY

GOOD AND

WARM AND JUST FOR THE FIRST

TIME

RELIEVED. .

HE DID NOT IMMEDIATELY

SHARE WITH

ME AND THEN WHEN HE DID

SHARE WITH

ME, I SAID HALLELUJAH! YOU

ARE HEALED.

CANCEL YOUR SURGERY.

I FELT IT WAS GOING TO

COME BACK.

I TOLD THEM I DON'T THINK

HE NEEDS

THE SURGERY.

I GUARANTEE HE'S NOT

GOING TO BE

HEALED LIKE THAT, THROUGH

TREATMENTS

LIKE THIS. WHEN THE DOCTOR

CAME IN,

HE BEGAN TO EXAMINE HIM AND

DID THE

TEST AND LOOKED AT HIM AND

SAID, WHY

ARE YOU HAVING SURGERY TODAY

AND I

CLAPPED MY HANDS LIKE THIS

BECAUSE

THAT WAS CONFIRMATION TO

HIM.

ONCE THE DOCTOR SAID YOU

DON'T

NEED SURGERY, THAT WAS MY

BLESSING

AND SAYING I AM HEALED.

TODAY HE IS STILL RIDING.

I HAVE TO SAY GOD, NOW,

WE HAVE TO

WAIT FOR GOD'S TIMING.

Gordon: I LOVE THIS WHEN

HE SAID

WHAT DO I HAVE TO LOSE?

WHAT DO YOU

HAVE TO LOSE? BECAUSE IN AN

ACT OF

FAITH BECAUSE FAITH IS VERY

SIMPLE.

YOU CAN BE LIKE A LITTLE

CHILD. YOU

DON'T HAVE TO UNDERSTAND IT

ALL. YOU

JUST HAVE TO ACT.

THERE IS A PROMISE THAT GOD

WILL

STRETCH FORTH HIS HANDS.

DO WHAT JESSIE DID.

LAY A HAND IN THAT AREA ON

YOUR BODY

THAT NEEDS HEALING AND TERRY

AND I

WILL PRAY TO GOD.

LORD, WE LIFT THE NEEDS

RIGHT NOW AND

AS PEOPLE ARE PRAYING IN AN

AREA OF

THE BODY THAT NEEDS HEALING,

WE SAY

IT OUT LOUD TO YOU, BE

HEALED AND BE

MADE WHOLE IN JESUS' NAME.

Terry: SOMEBODY, YOU

EITHER HAVE OR

HAVE HAD A RUPTURED EAR DROM

-- DRUM

AND THE LORD IS COMPLETELY

RESTORING

IT NOW.

RECEIVE IT IN IN THE JESUS'

NAME.

SOMEONE I SEE WITH A HEAD

BRACE

AND GOD IS HEALING YOU.

HE IS ANSWERING IT RIGHT NOW

IN

JESUS' NAME, AMEN.

WE ARE HERE TO PRAY FOR

YOU.

IT'S OUR HONOR TO PRAY FOR

YOU. CALL

US RIGHT NOW.

TOLL-FREE PHONE NUMBER:

1-800-700-7000.

THE WONDERFUL WORD FROM

JAMES.

THE EFFECTIVE PRAYER OF A

RIGHT MAN.

GOD BLESS YOU. WE'LL SEE YOU

THEN.

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