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The 700 Club - April 26, 2017

A wayward child and a watchful mother both know they are running out of time. CBN’s Week of Prayer continues on today’s 700 Club. Read Transcript


Wendy: COMING UP...A

WAYWARD CHILD.

WE CAN DO WHATEVER WE

WANT.

Wendy: ...AND A

WATCHFUL MOTHER.

LORD HELP US.

LORD, HELP US.

Wendy: BOTH KNEW THEY

WERE RUNNING OUT OF TIME.

OUR WEEK OF PRAYER

CONTINUES.

IS THIS GOING TO BE THE

CALL WHERE HE DIDN'T MAKE

IT THIS TIME?

Wendy: ON TODAY'S

"700 CLUB."

Pat: WELL, WELCOME,

FOLKS, TO THIS EDITION OF

"THE 700 CLUB."

HEY, MAYBE YOU'LL GET TO

KEEP MORE OF YOUR MONEY.

HOW ABOUT THAT?

Terry: WOO-HOO.

Pat: THE PRESIDENT

SAYS WE WANT YOU TO HELP

GET THE ECONOMY GROWING

AGAIN.

WE MIGHT SEE 3% TO 4%

GROWTH.

I THINK MANY YOUNG PEOPLE

HAVE NEVER SEEN AN ECONOMY

THAT GROWS THAT FAST.

Wendy: WELL, THE

WHITE HOUSE IS RELEASING

THE BLUEPRINT TODAY FOR

THE PRESIDENT'S PLAN, AND

NOW THE ADMINISTRATION AND

CONGRESS WILL GET TO WORK

ON A FINAL BILL.

CAITLIN BURKE HAS THE

STORY.

Caitlin: MASSIVE TAX

CUTS, CHECK.

PRESIDENT TRUMP'S TAX PLAN

EXPECTED TO FULFILL YET

ANOTHER CAMPAIGN PLEDGE.

THE PRESIDENT'S GUIDELINES

ARE EXPECTED TO FOCUS ON

CUTTING TAX RATES ON

BUSINESSES FROM 35% TO

15%.

AND CUTTING TAXES PLUS

INCREASING DEDUCTIONS FOR

INDIVIDUALS.

THE WHITE HOUSE IS ALSO

HOPING TO MAKE THE TAX

CODE MUCH SIMPLER AND

EASIER FOR INDIVIDUALS,

EVEN JUST SENDING IN THEIR

TAXES ON A LARGE POSTCARD.

AND THE ADMINISTRATION

SAYS THE CUTS WILL LEAD TO

FASTER ECONOMIC GROWTH.

DURING PRESIDENT OBAMA'S

LAST YEAR IN OFFICE, THE

ECONOMY ONLY GREW 1.6%.

PRESIDENT TRUMP IS HOPING

FOR 3%.

BUT MANY ECONOMISTS WORRY

THAT TRUMP'S TAX CUTS WILL

RESULT IN HIGHER BUDGET

DEFICITS, SOMETHING

REPUBLICANS OPPOSED UNDER

PRESIDENT OBAMA.

DEMOCRATS ARE NOT LIKELY

TO GO ALONG WITH TRUMP'S

TAX CUT, SO THE PLAN COULD

HAVE A DIFFICULT ROAD IN

GETTING THROUGH CONGRESS.

STILL, VOTERS MADE IT

CLEAR THAT THE ECONOMY,

JOBS, AND HIGHER WAGES ARE

A TOP ISSUE FOR THEM.

AND THE WHITE HOUSE IS

WORKING ON JUST THAT.

AND WALL STREET IS STILL

OPTMISTIC AS THE TRUMP

RALLY IS ALIVE AND WELL.

THE NASDAQ CLOSED ABOVE

6,000 TUESDAY FOR THE

FIRST TIME EVER.

CAITLIN BURKE, CBN NEWS.

Pat: WELL, BREAKING

NEWS: STEVEN MNUCHIN SAYS

IT IS GOING TO BE THE

LARGEST TAX CUT AND THE

LARGEST REFORM IN U.S.

HISTORY.

WELL, IF THE CONGRESS WILL

LEAVE IT ALONE, IT WILL

BE.

WITH US NOW IS OUR GOOD

FRIEND STEVE MOORE, THE

SENIOR ECONOMIC

CONTRIBUTOR FOR "FREEDOM

WORKS," AND HE IS AN

ADVISOR TO THE TRUMP

CAMPAIGN.

IT IS GREAT TO SEE YOU

BACK AGAIN ON THE SHOW.

THANK YOU.

HI, PAT.

I LOVE THAT IDEA.

MY FAVORITE ELEMENT OF

THIS PLAN IS THAT POSTCARD

RETURN.

YOU SEE THESE DARK CIRCLES

UNDER MY EYES -- THOSE ARE

FROM FILLING OUT MY TAXES

FOR THE LAST SIX DAYS.

WHY DOES IT HAVE TO BE SO

COMPLICATED, PAT?

HOW MANY KIDS DO YOU HAVE?

HOW MUCH MONEY DID YOU

MAKE.

YOU PAY A FLAT RATE.

WE'VE BEEN WAITING FOR 30

YEARS FOR THAT.

AND I'VE BEEN WAITING FOR

THIS DAY FOR A LONG TIME,

SO I AM EXCITED.

Pat: I MAJORED IN TAX

LAW AT LAW SCHOOL, AND I

USED TO FILL OUT MY OWN

TAXES.

I HAVEN'T FILLED TAXES OUT

IN YEARS.

I DON'T UNDERSTAND WHAT TO

SAY.

LET PRICE WATERHOUSE DO

IT.

WELL, LOOK -- GO AHEAD.

LET ME ADD ONE THING,

PAT.

ONE OF THE REASONS WE HAVE

TO HAVE SUCH A GU GIGANTIC

I.R.S. -- THERE ARE OVER

50,000 PEOPLE WHO WORK AT

THE I.R.S.

IF WE KEEP THE TAX SYSTEM

SIMPLE, THE I.R.S. DOESN'T

HAVE TO BE LOOKING OVER

YOUR SHOULDER FOR EVERY

DECISION YOU MAKE.

AND YOU MADE A GOOD POINT,

A LOT OF YOUNG PEOPLE HAVE

NEVER SEEN 3% GROWTH.

AND 3% GROWTH ISN'T EVEN

THAT GREAT.

UNDER THE REAGAN YEARS --

YOU REMEMBER THIS -- WE

HAD YEARS WHERE THERE WAS

5%, 6%, 7%, 8% GROWTH.

THAT IS WHAT WE SHOULD BE

STRIVING FOR IN THIS

COUNTRY.

Pat: THE

CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET

OFFICE HAVE NOTHING BUT

GLOOM AND DOOM AND THE

GLASS IS ALWAYS HALF

EMPTY.

WE'VE GOT THIS ENORMOUS

DEBT.

WE'RE TALKING ABOUT

SERVICING THE DEBT.

YOU HAVE POINTED OUT VERY

COCVERYIMPORTANTLY THAT THE DEBT

CAN TAKE CARE OF ITSELF IF

WE KEEP GROWING.

IF WE KEEP GROWING AT

LESS THAN 2%, WE'RE NEVER

GOING TO GET TO A BALANCED

BUDGET.

YOU DON'T HAVE THE

START-UPS THAT MAKE

AMERICA GREAT.

IF WE JUST GO TO 3%, AND

THAT'S NOT SHOOTING FOR

THE MOON, PAT -- THAT'S

ACTUALLY LESS THAN WE'VE

GROWN HISTORICALLY -- BUT

IF WE JUST GET UP TO 3%,

THE DEBT BURDEN WILL START

TO REDUCE.

IF WE KEEP GROWING AT LESS

THAN 2%, WE'RE GOING TO

SEE RISING DEBT AND WE'RE

GOING TO LOOK LIKE GREECE

AND PUERTO RICO PRETTY

SOON.

AND THE CENTER PIECE OF

THE DONALD TRUMP PLAN, AND

IT IS SOMETHING I WRK WORKED

ON WITH HIM FOR YEARS AGO,

AND HE HASN'T WAVERED FROM

THIS, AND THAT'S GOOD --

GET THE TAXES DOWN.

EVEN FRANCE WANTS TO CUT

THEIR TAXES.

SWEDEN, RUSSIA -- WE HAVE

A HIGHER TAX RATE IN THE

UNITED STATES.

WE HAVE A HIGHER TAX RATE

THAN RUSSIA, SWEDEN,

FRANCE, GERMANY, JAPAN --

HOW CAN WE COMPETE IN THAT

KIND OF WORLD?

Pat: ARE WE TALKING

ABOUT A QUICK FIX OR AN

OVERHAUL OF THE OLD

SYSTEM?

BOTH.

I THINK WHAT WILL COME

FIRST -- THE CENTER PIECE

OF THE PLAN WILL BE

CUTTING THOSE RATES.

BUT DONALD TRUMP AND

STEVEN MNUCHIN HAVE BEEN

TALKING A LOT ABOUT THAT

POSTCARD TAX RETURN.

EVERYBODY IN THE COUNTRY,

EXCEPT TAX ACCOUNTANTS,

LOVES THAT IDEA.

Pat: THERE IS A

SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP FOR

ALMOST EVERY CUTOUT, AND

THEY'LL BE LOBBYING LIKE

CRAZY.

HOW ARE THEY GOING TO GET

IT THROUGH CONGRESS?

IT IS NOT EASY.

YOU'RE EXACTLY RIGHT.

ON "K" STREET, DOWN THE

STREET FROM WHERE I'M

SITTING RIGHT NOW, THERE

ARE HORNETS NESTS OF

SPECIAL INTERESTS WHO ARE

GOING TO FIGHT THIS.

I'M NOT SAYING THIS IS

GOING TO BE EASY.

WE NEED THE PEOPLE TO TELL

CONGRESS, GET THIS DONE.

EVERY SPECIALIST INTEREST

GROUP IS WHISPERING IN

THEIR EAR, KEEP THE SYSTEM

FOR THE WINDMILLS, ETC.

Pat: THE INDIVIDUAL

RATE WILL GO TO WHAT, 25%?

FOR THE HIGH INCOME

PEOPLE, PROBABLY SOMEWHERE

AROUND 33%.

FOR MIDDLE CLASS PEOPLE,

PROBABLY CLOSER TO 20%.

I FORGOT SOMETHING THAT IS

REALLY IMPORTANT.

SORRY TO INTERRUPT, BUT

THIS IS REALLY IMPORTANT:

EVERY SMALL BUSINESS IN

AMERICA IS GOING TO GET A

TAX CUT.

THERE ARE 26.5 MILLION

SMALL BUSINESSES IN THIS

COUNTRY.

EVERY ONE OF THOSE IS

GOING TO SEE A REDUCTION

IN THEIR TAXES.

AND THAT -- THIS IS NOT

THAT COMPLICATED, RIGHT,

PAT?

IF THE SMALL BUSINESSMEN

AND WOMEN IN THIS COMPANY COUNTRY

HAVE MORE MONEY, THEY CAN

EXPAND THE BUSINESS, HIRE

MORE WORKERS.

I DON'T UNDERSTAND WHY

LIBERALS DON'T THIS.

Pat: THESE ARE "X"

CORPS --

THEY'RE SMALL

BUSINESSES THAT DON'T PAY

THE CORPORATE TAX RATE.

AND THEY'RE PAYING TAXES

AS MUCH AS 40%.

AND SOMETIMES HALF OF THE

MONEY A SMALL BUSINESSMAN

OR WOMAN EARNS GOES TO THE

GOVERNMENT.

Pat: YOU'RE MAKING

STATE TAX, AND WE GET TO

DEDUCT THAT, AND YOU'VE

GOT GIFTS AND CHARITABLE

DONATIONS --

YUP.

Pat: -- AND THEN

YOU'VE GOT MORTGAGE

INTEREST.

WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN TO

THOSE THREE THINGS?

THAT IS YET TO BE

DECIDED.

ONE OF THE THINGS I LIKE

ABOUT THE TRUMP PLAN IS IT

INCREASES WHAT IS CALLED

THE STANDARD DEDUCTIONS.

AND THAT MEANS FOR THE

VAST, VAST MAJORITY OF

AMERICANS, THEY'RE NOT

GOING TO HAVE TO KEEP THE

SHOE BOXES OF RECEIPTS AND

ALL OF THIS STUFF TO GET

THIS DEDUCTION AND THAT

DEDUCTION.

HAVE A STANDARD DEDUCTION,

EVERYBODY TAKES IT, AND

THEN THESE ISSUES ABOUT

THE MORTGAGE DEDUCTION AND

THE CHARITABLE DEDUCTION,

THAT ALL GOES AWAY AND YOU

VASTLY SIMPLIFY THE

SYSTEM.

THAT'S HOW WE GET THIS

DOWN TO A POSTCARD.

Pat: CAN THEY GET

THIS THING THROUGH THIS

YEAR, DO YOU THINK?

WE'VE GOT TO, PAT.

THE ECONOMY -- LOOK AT

WHAT HAPPENED WITH THE

ECONOMY AFTER THE ELECTION

DAY.

I THINK I WAS ON YOUR SHOW

THE DAY AFTER THE

ELECTION.

THE ECONOMY AND THE STOCK

MARKET JUST BOOMED IN THE

EXCITEMENT OF THIS NEW

PRO-BUSINESS PRESIDENT.

AND WE HAD A VERY STRONG

JANUARY AND FEBRUARY.

AND ABOUT A MONTH AGO, THE

ECONOMY STARTED TO FLATTEN

OUT A LITTLE BIT, AND THE

REASON WAS PEOPLE WERE

GETTING NERVOUS ABOUT THIS

TAX CUT NOT HAPPENING.

AND BUSINESSES ARE READY

FOR THIS.

THEY WANT TO EXPAPPED.

EXPAND.

MY ADVICE TO CONGRESS IS,

GET GOING ON THIS.

IT IS TAKING TOO LONG.

EIGHT MONTHS A AFTER REAGAN

WAS ELECTED, YOU HAVE BEEN

THAT FAMOUS DAY IN SANTA

BARBARA, WHEN HE SIGNED

THAT TAX CULT.

CUT.

I WANT A TAX CUT SIGNED

INTO LAW BY APRIL OF THIS

YEAR, RETROACTIVE.

I HOPE WE GET IT DONE.

Pat: LADIES AND

GENTLEMEN, I WANT TO TELL

YOU RIGHT NOW, THIS IS

VERY IMPORTANT FOR OUR

COUNTRY.

IT IS VERY IMPORTANT FOR

THE LONG-RANGE PROSPERITY

OF OUR NATION AND OUR

YOUTH.

WE SHOULDN'T BE FIGHTING

PARTISANSHIP ON THIS ONE.

IT OUGHT TO BE A

BIPARTISAN EFFORT, AND IT

WILL BE GOOD FOR

EVERYBODY.

I THINK IT IS TIME YOU GET

AHOLD OF YOUR CONGRESSMAN

AND LET THEM KNOW YOU'RE

IN FAVOR OF TAX REFORM.

THEY CAN'T DELAY ON THIS

THING.

THERE IS NO REASON TO.

BUT THERE ARE SO MANY

SPECIAL INTERESTS WHO HAVE

CARVED OUT -- THAT TAX

CODE IS A MONSTROSITY.

JIMMY CARTER PUT IT OUT IN

HIS SPEECH, AND HE SAID IT

IS A DISGRACE TO THE HUMAN

RACE.

WELL, HE IS A DEMOCRAT AND

HE WAS RIGHT.

AND THE REPUBLICANS SAID

THE SAME THING.

BUT IT HAS GOT TO BE

FIXED.

SO YOU'VE GOT TAXES AND

YOU'VE GOT REFORM OF

OBAMACARE.

IF HE CAN GET THOSE THINGS

THROUGH, IT WILL

DRAMATICALLY TRANSFORM HIS

NATION'S ECONOMIC

PROSPERITY.

AND IT IS SOMETHING THAT

NEEDS TO BE WORKED ON.

SO, WENDY, ARE YOU GOING

TO WRITE YOUR CONGRESSMAN?

Wendy: THERE WILL BE

MUCH REJOICING IN THE LAND

IF THIS ALL HAPPENS, I DO

SAY.

Pat: YOU BETTER

BELIEVE IT.

Wendy: UP NEXT, HE IS

A NORTH CAROLINA

CONGRESSMAN AND HE HOLDS

THE KEYS TO GETTING BILLS

PASSED IN WASHINGTON.

BEING A PUNCHING BAG IS

DIFFICULT BECAUSE

SOMETIMES THE NARRATIVES

ARE JUST NOT TRUE.

Wendy: CBN NEWS SITS

DOWN WITH THE LEADER OF

THE FREEDOM CAUCUS, MARK

MEADOWS.

THAT'S NEXT.

Pat: THESE ARE

EXCITING DAYS.

IN THE NEWS TODAY, BY THE

WAY, THERE WAS A REPORT

THAT AN AIR FORCE BASE IN

CALIFORNIA SHOT A

LONG-RANGE BALLISTIC

MISSILE THAT WENT ALL THE

WAY OUT TO THE PACIFIC,

JUST TO LET THE NORTH

KOREANS KNOW WE CAN HIT

THEM IN CASE THEY WANTED

TO GET CUTE.

THERE IS A LOT OF SHOW OF

STRENGTH.

AND IF THERE IS SOME KIND

OF A WAR, WE WILL DESTROY

NORTH KOREA.

SO I THINK THOSE PEOPLE

KNOW THAT.

AND THEY WANT TO HOLD ON

TO THEIR POWER.

SO I DON'T THINK THEY'RE

GOING TO DO ANYTHING

CRAZY.

THAT'S BEEN IN THE NEWS A

LOT.

AND THE PRESIDENT HAS GOT

A GROUP OF -- ALL OF THE

SENATORS.

HE INVITED EVERY SENATOR

TO COME TO THE WHITE HOUSE

AND BE BRIEFED BY THESE

VERY BRILLIANT, BRILLIANT

NATIONAL SECURITY LEADERS

WE HAVE IN OUR COUNTRY.

WE'VE GOT A TREMENDOUS

TEAM.

> DECADES AGO, A MAN

NAMED MARK MEADOWS WAS A

PUDGY TEENAGER, AND NOW HE

IS A CONGRESSMAN WHO HAS

LOST A LOT OF WEIGHT.

AND THE PRESIDENT IS

TRYING TO GET HIS APPROVAL

TO HELP GET THE TRUMP

AGENDA THROUGH CONGRESS.

DAVID BRODY SAT DOWN WITH

THAT EX-PUDGY TEENAGER TO

FIND OUT WHAT HE HAS GOT

IN MIND.

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN,

MARK MEADOWS.

David: HE LOOKS SO

UNASSUMING, A

MILD-MANNERED EVANGELICAL

CONGRESSMAN FROM NORTH

CAROLINA, MARRIED TO THE

SAME WOMAN FOR NEARLY 40

YEARS.

BUT LOOKS CAN BE

DECEIVING.

MARK MEADOWS IS A MAJOR

POWER PLAYER IN

WASHINGTON.

WE ARE STANDING IN THE

FIGHT WITH YOU.

IT IS TIME THAT WE MAKE

SURE THAT THEY FEEL THE

HEAT.

> WE'RE READY TO TAKE

BACK OUR COUNTRY.

David: MEADOWS LEADS

THE FREEDOM CAUCUS, A

GROUP OF 30 PLUS HOUSE

CONSERVATIVES THAT CAN

MAKE OR BREAK A

PRESIDENT'S AGENDA.

LAST MONTH MEADOWS AND HIS

MERRY MEN STOOD IN FIRM

OPPOSITION AGAINST THE

G.O.P. LEADERSHIP IN THE

WHITE HOUSE, DEMANDING A

BETTER HEALTH CARE BILL,

AND PRESIDENT TRUMP WASN'T

HAPPY.

PRESIDENT TRUMP IS UP

AND TWEETING THIS MORNING

AND IT IS ABOUT YOU.

David: IT READ: "IF

REP MARK MEADOWS WOULD GET

ON BOARD, WE WOULD HAVE

BOTH GREAT HEALTH CARE AND

MASSIVE TAX CUTS AND

REFORM."

> HOW HAS IT FELT AS THE

LEADER OF THE FREEDOM

CAUCUS TO KIND OF BE THIS

PUNCHING BAG IN THE MEDIA,

AND HONESTLY, SOMETIMES ON

PRESIDENT TRUMP'S TWITTER

FEED.

YOU CAN DO A LOT OF DAMAGE

IN 140 CHARACTERS.

I DON'T TAKE HIS TWEETS

AS PERSONAL.

THEY'RE PART OF THE

NEGOTIATON, PART OF

GETTING PEOPLE TO MOVE TO

GET TO A YES.

BEING A PUNCHING BAG IS

DIFFICULT BECAUSE

SOMETIMES THE NARRATIVES

ARE JUST NOT TRUE.

David: THE NARRATIVE

ON MEADOWS AND THE FREEDOM

CAUCUS: TOO RIGID AND

DEMANDING.

WE HAVE MOVED THE GOAL

POST CLOSER TO A SOLUTION,

THE NOT FURTHER AWAY.

David: WHILE THE

GROUP IS STILL OUT WHETHER

THE TACTICS WILL LEAD TO A

BETTER HEALTH CARE BILL,

MOST AGREE THAT MEADOWS IS

A TOUGH NEGOTIATOR WHO

LIKES CHALLENGE.

THAT COULD BE THAT HE HAS

FACED THEM BEFORE.

AS A HIGH SCHOOL SOPHOMORE

HE WEIGHED IN AT ABOUT

240 POUNDS AND STOOD JUST

5' 4."

TWO YEARS LATER, A BETTER

DIET AND EXERCISE HELPED

HIM LOSE MORE THAN

50 POUNDS.

ANYBODY WHO HAS LOOKED

AT THEIR WEIGHT AND

STRUGGLED WITH THEIR

WEIGHT -- YOU KNOW, IT

DOESN'T DEFINE WHO I AM,

BUT YOU CAN FEEL THE SCARS

OF WANTING TO BE ACCEPTED,

HEARING PEOPLE TALK ABOUT

YOU.

David: THEY'RE SURE

TALKING ABOUT HIM TODAY.

LOOK FOR HIM TO BE AT THE

CENTER OF ANY KEY ISSUE,

LIKE THE UPCOMING TAX

REFORM NEGOTIATION.

MEADOWS WILL BE THE ONE

ENSURING PRESIDENT TRUMP

AND G.O.P. LEADERSHIP STAY

TRUE TO CONSERVATIVE

PRINCIPLES, AND THOSE WHO

STRAY KNOW HE CAN BE A

THORN IN THEIR SIDE.

IN 2015, MEADOWS PUSHED TO

REMOVE JOHN BOEHNER AS

SPEAKER.

AND BEFORE THAT, HE PLAYED

A KEY ROLE IN SHUTTING

DOWN THE FEDERAL

GOVERNMENT.

HE KNOWS THE D.C. KNIVES

WILL COME OUT AGAINST HIM

AGAIN, BUT MEADOWS WALKS

BY FAITH, ACCOMPANIED BY

SOLID APPROVAL NUMBERS AS

WELL IN HIS HOME DISTRICT.

WHEN YOU HAVE A FAITH

IN YOUR LORD, WHEN YOU

HAVE THE BACKING OF

LITERALLY THOUSANDS OF

FRIENDS, IT DOES YOUR

HEART GOOD.

David: AND HIS HEART

TRIES TO DRAW CLOSER TO

THE LORD EVERY DAY.

I HAVE A QUIET TIME

EVERY MORNING.

AND SO I'M IN THE

SCRIPTURES ON A DAILY

BASIS.

David: HE'LL NEED

IT.

WHILE HE MAY HAVE WALKED

AWAY FROM THE HEALTH CARE

FIGHT WITH BRUISES,

MEADOWS BELIEVES PATIENCE

HELPED IN THAT SITUATION.

IRONICALLY, THAT WAS THE

EXACT TOPIC IN BIBLE STUDY

AT THE TIME.

PATIENCE IS NOT A

VIRTUAVIRTUE THAT COMES EASY TO

ME, BUT I WAIT UPON THE

LORD.

AS I SEE THAT, IT HAS BEEN

REMINDED OVER AND OVER AND

OVER AGAIN, AND IT IS

CONFIRMED OVER A DOZEN

DIFFERENT PLACES, WHETHER

IT IS IN SCRIPTURE OR BY

OTHER PEOPLE SHARING

ENCOURAGING THOUGHTS.

THAT'S WHERE IT HAS BEEN.

David: BUT HE KNOWS

IT WILL TAKE MORE THAN

PATIENCE AND ENCOURAGEMENT

TO HELP HIM DEAL WITH THE

PRESSURE THAT CONSTANT

MEDIA ATTENTION CAN BRING.

WHY 'HOP I HOPE I HAVE BEEN

ABLE TO PORTRAY IS A REAL

HUMBLE SPEERP SPIRIT IN

EVERYTHING THAT I DO.

BECAUSE THIS IS NOT ABOUT

ME OR REALLY THE FREEDOM

CAUCUS.

IT IS ABOUT THE PEOPLE OF

THIS GREAT COUNTRY THAT

GOD HAS BLESSED.

David: THE QUESTION

NOW: WILL MEADOWS, THE

FREEDOM CAUCUS, AND THE

WHITE HOUSE BE BLESSED

WITH LEGISLATURE

COMPROMISES THAT WILL

DETERMINE THE FUTURE OF

THE REPUBLICAN PARTLY?

DAVID BRODY, CBN NEWS,

WASHINGTON.

Pat: EXCELLENT PIECE,

DAVID.

THIS IS THE KIND OF

INSIGHT YOU SEE FROM CBN

NEWS.

THAT'S WHY WE'RE THERE

FORTUNATE YOU.

> I THINK THEY'RE ABOUT

READY TO GET A FINISHED

PRODUCT ON A HEALTH CARE

BILL.

HE HAD SOME PROBLEMS WITH

WHAT WAS THERE BEFORE.

YOU KNOW, THE HOUSE

LEADERSHIP PUT THAT BILL

TOGETHER ENCLOSED DOORS,

NEVER LET ANYBODY SEE IT.

IT WAS LIKE EMBARGOED, AND

ALL OF A SUDDEN IT WAS

SPRUNG ON THE MEMBERSHIP,

AND THEY DIDN'T LIKE WHAT

THEY SAW, SO THEY VOTED IT

DOWN.

WELL, I THINK WE'VE GOT A

DIFFERENT VIEW NOW.

IT IS AN OPEN BOOK.

AND A NUMBER OF PEOPLE

HAVE PUT IN THEIR POINTS

OF VIEW, AND IT IS A MUCH

IMPROVED BILL.

SO YOU'VE GOT TO REPEAL

OBAMACARE AND THEN YOU'VE

GOT TO REPLACE IT.

AND UNLESS IT IS REPLACED,

PEOPLE WILL BE IN SERIOUS

TROUBLE.

SO YOU CAN'T LEAVE THEM

HANGING WITHOUT HEALTH

CARE.

SO IT LOOKS LIKE CONGRESS

HAS GOT THAT TOGETHER.

AND IT WILL BE -- WELL, I

THINK IT WILL GO THROUGH

THE SENATE BECAUSE OF THE

RULE CHANGES IN THERE.

THEY CAN'T MONKEY WITH IT

BUT SO MUCH.

IT LOOKS LIKE THE THE TAX

REFORM BILL WILL BE EASIER

IN TERMS FOR CONGRESS TO

DO IT.

EVEN THOUGH THERE WILL BE

LOBBYISTS WHO WILL BE

SCREAMING BLOODY MURDER

BECAUSE THEIR OX WILL BE

GORED.

AND WE HAVE TO REMEMBER

THIS IS A BILL FOR THE

PEOPLE, THE SMALL BUSINESS

PEOPLE, FOR THE REGULAR

MIDDLE CLASS OF AMERICA.

AND IT IS NOT FOR GUCCI

AND IT IS NOT FOR THE

LOBBYISTS.

IT'S FOR YOU.

SO GET THE PHONES GOING TO

YOUR CONGRESSMAN.

GET YOUR LITTLE --

WHATEVER DEVICE YOU USE TO

COMMUNICATE, USE IT.

AND LET YOUR VOICE BE

HEARD.

BECAUSE THESE ARE CRUCIAL

THINGS FOR THE FUTURE OF

AMERICA.

SO, WENDY, I'M OPTMISTIC.

Wendy: AND YOU'VE GOT

THEM ALL ON SPEED DIAL.

SO YOU CAN JUST GIVE THEM

A CALL.

Pat: JUST PUNCH A

NUMBER.

HERE IT CAME FROM "THE 700

CLUB."

WE'LL HOP TO IT.

NOT ON YOUR LIFE.

WE WOULD LOVE THAT TO BE

THE CASE, BUT IT IS NOT.

Wendy: COMING UP, A

MOTHER WHO WENT TO CRACK

HOUSES JUST TO FIND HER

SON.

A CHILD THAT I NEVER,

EVER THOUGHT WOULD HAVE

GONE DOWN THIS ROAD.

Wendy: WATCH AS YEARS

OF PRAYERS ARE ANSWERED,

WHEN WE RETURN.

WHEN WE RETURN.

Wendy: WELL, WE ARE

MIDWAY THROUGH OUR ANNUAL

WEEK OF PRAYER, AND EVERY

DAY THE AT NOON, THE STAFF

OF CBN, "OPERATION

BLESSING," AND REGENT ARE

GLADIATORING TOGETHER TO

INTERCEDE ON YOUR BEHALF.

HERE ARE SOME HIGHLIGHTS

FROM YESTERDAY'S SERVICE,

WHICH FEATURED SPECIAL

GUEST SPEAKER DANIEL

KOLENDA.

I BELIEVE WITH ALL OF

MY HEART WE ARE LIVING IN

THE GREATEST DAYS OF

HARVEST IN THE HISTORY OF

THE WORLD.

WE ARE SEEING GOD DOING

TODAY IN THE NATIONS IS

UNPRECEDENTED AND

UNPARALLELLED IN THE

HISTORY OF THE WORLD.

IT IS TRUE THERE ARE

TERRIBLE THINGS HAPPENING

IN THE WORLD.

BUT I'M AN EVANGELIST AND

I HAVE COME TO BRING YOU

GOOD NEWS: THAT OUR GOD IS

NOT WITH HIS BACK UP

AGAINST THE WALL.

THE KINGDOM OF GOD IS

RISING ACROSS THE EARTH.

JESUS SAID, I WILL BUILD

MY CHURCH AND THE GATES OF

HELL WILL NOT PREVAIL

AGAINST IT.

AMEN.

LISTEN, FOR THOSE OF YOU

WHO ARE BIBLE READERS, I

DON'T WANT TO SPOIL IT FOR

YOU, BUT SPOILER ALERT, I

READ TO THE END OF THE

BOOK, AND GUESS WHAT?

IN THE END WE WIN.

HALLELUJAH.

HALLELUJAH.

Wendy: WE WIN.

HALLELUJAH IS RIGHT.

IF YOU WANT US TO PRAY FOR

YOU, THERE IS STILL PLENTY

OF TIME.

JUST CALL US RIGHT NOW:

1-800-700-7000.

AND TELL THE PERSON ON THE

OTHER LINE ABOUT YOUR

PRAYER NEEDS THE NUMBER IS

TOLL-FREE.

AGAIN, IT IS

1-800-700-7000.

YOU CAN ALSO SEND US YOUR

REQUESTS ONLINE BY GOING

TO cbn.com.

WHILE THERE, YOU CAN WATCH

OUR SPECIAL CHAPEL

SERVICES.

THEY STREAM AT NOON

EASTERN.

AND RIGHT NOW WE WANT TO

PRAY FOR YOU.

WE'VE GOT LOTS OF PRAYER

REQUESTS.

Pat: THIS IS THE KIND

OF THING THAT IS

HEARTBREAKING.

THE MAN HAS BEEN WORKING

AT THIS COMPANY FOR 26

YEARS, AND ALL OF A SUDDEN

HE HAS BEEN LAID OFF.

I NEED A NEW JOB.

THAT IS A TRAGEDY THAT

TAKES PLACE SO OFTEN.

AND WE'VE GOT A SITUATION

WHERE THE WORLD ECONOMY IS

IMPINGING ON US, AND

BUSINESSES ARE FAILING AND

THEY'RE RISING AND

FALLING.

SO YOU'VE GOT TO HAVE YOUR

HOPE IN THE LORD.

AND WE WANT TO PRAY FOR

HIM.

AND HERE IS SOMEBODY ELSE

WHO SAID, LOOK, I'VE GOT

AN INCURABLE DISEASE AND

IT IS VERY PAINFUL, AND I

WANT TO DIE.

WHAT WE WANT TO DO IS SEE

HIM HEALED.

AND SOMEBODY SAYS, I WANT

TO PRAY FOR PRESIDENT

TRUMP, THAT HE'LL HAVE

WISDOM, DISCERNMENT AND

PROTECTION.

THERE ARE A LOT OF PEOPLE

WHO WANT TO DESTROY HIM.

HE JUST CHARGES THROUGH.

WHAT HE HAS DONE IN THESE

FEW DAYS IS UNREAL, AND HE

IS STILL CHARGING ON, AND

WE WANT TO PRAY FOR HIM.

AND SOMEBODY HAS HEALING

AFTER A STROKE.

I KNOW PERSONALLY HOW THAT

FEELS FOR SOMEBODY.

THEY NEED HEALING.

AND GOD WILL RESTORE THAT

WHICH HAS BEEN LOST.

Wendy: I'VE GOT A

FEW, PAT.

HERE IS ONE, HEALING A

FAMILY.

WE NEED TO FORGIVE ONE

ANOTHER.

THAT IS SO IMPORTANT.

HEALING OF A BLOOD

DISORDER.

A MONTHLY SHOT IS KEEPING

HIM ALIVE.

A HOLY SPIRIT REVIVAL IN

AMERICA, GREATER THAN ANY

OTHER.

AMEN TO THAT.

HEALING OF BLADDER CANCER.

SO A LOT OF PRAYER

REQUESTS, PLUS WE HAVE

THEM ALL AS WELL.

Pat: WE'RE GOING TO

JOIN HANDS WITH YOU.

THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE HAVE

BEEN CALLING AND ASKING

FOR PRAYER.

AND THEY'RE PRAYING FOR

US, PRAYING FOR CBN,

PRAYING FOR AMERICA, AND

PRAYING FOR YOU.

SO WENDY AND I ARE GOING

TO JOIN AND WE'RE GOING TO

BELIEVE GOD.

FATHER, I JOIN WITH MY

SISTER IN CHRIST.

WITH YOU ALL THINGS ARE

POSSIBLE.

A BLADDER INFECTION IS

BEING HEALED.

YOU'VE HAD THIS THING, IT

IS RECURRING.

GOD JUST -- IT'S LIKE FIRE

IN YOUR INNER BEING, AND

YOU SUDDENLY WERE HEALED

RIGHT NOW.

Wendy: FATHER, THANK

YOU.

YOU ARE TOUCHING PEOPLE

ALL OVER AMERICA RIGHT

NOW.

AND, LORD, ALL OVER THE

WORLD.

AND YOU'RE TOUCHING

SOMEONE WHO HAS A

BACTERIAL INFECTION.

I DON'T KNOW IF IT IS

SEPSIS, BUT IT IS A

BACTERIAL INFECTION.

GOD IS TOUCHING YOU RIGHT

NOW.

RECEIVE IT, AND YOU ARE

BEING HEALED RIGHT NOW IN

JESUS' NAME.

Pat: THANK YOU, LORD.

THANK YOU, LORD.

A CHEST CONGESTION --

THERE IS A NUMBER OF

PEOPLE WHO HAVE HAD THESE.

IT IS LIKE VIRUSES GOING

AROUND, AND THE LORD HAS

JUST REACHED DOWN INTO

YOUR LUNGS.

THAT INFECTION IS BEING

HEALED IN THE NAME OF

JESUS.

THERE ARE MANY PEOPLE IN

THIS AUDIENCE WHO ARE

BEING TOUCHED RIGHT NOW.

WENDY?

Wendy: SOMEBODY WITH

PAIN IN YOUR RIGHT SIDE --

IT IS REALLY, I THINK,

DIGESTION ISSUES.

GOD IS HEALING THAT.

GOD IS TOUCHING YOU AND

YOU'RE GOING TO FEEL

RELIEF IN JESUS' NAME.

Pat: FATHER, WE PRAY

FOR AMERICA.

WE LOVE THIS LAND.

WE'RE SO GRATEFUL TO HAVE

BEEN BORN IN A LAND OF

FREEDOM, A LAND OF BOUNTY

AND ABUNDANCE, A LAND WITH

SUCH A GREAT CHRISTIAN

HERITAGE.

WE PRAY FOR THIS NATION.

WE KNOW THERE ARE SO MANY

ENEMIES THAT WOULD LIKE TO

DESTROY US.

LORD, GIVE US THE HEART TO

OBEY YOU AND TO PROVIDE A

NATION THAT IS WORTHY OF

YOUR CONTINUED BLESSING.

LET IT HAPPEN, LORD.

LET REVIVAL COME TO

AMERICA.

IN JESUS' NAME WE ASK IT.

AMEN.

AND AMEN.

Wendy: ALL RIGHT.

GOOD STUFF.

Pat: JAN LINDSTROM

WAS A CRIMINAL.

IN ADDITION TO THAT, HE

WAS ALSO A HARD-CORE

ADDICT, AND HE WAS A

HOMELESS BUM.

BUT JED ALSO HAPPENED TO

BE DONNA LINDSTROM'S SON,

AND SHE REFUSED TO STOP

PRAYING FOR HIM.

AND HERE IS HOW THOSE

PRAYERS LED TO HIS RADICAL

TRANSFORMATION.

I REMEMBER AS A YOUNG

KID, SHARING MY PASSION

AND DREAMS AND KIND OF

GETTING ALMOST LIKE A

BLANK STARE, LIKE, DO YOU

REALLY THINK YOU CAN DO

THAT.

Reporter: JED'S DAD

NEVER TOLD HIM THE WORDS

HE NEEDED TO HEAR, THAT HE

BELIEVED IN HIM AND LOVED

HIM FOR WHO HE WAS.

MY DAD WAS VERY

VERBALLY ABUSIVE AND

BORDERLINE PHYSICALLY

ABUSIVE AS WELL.

Reporter: JED'S

PARENTS DIVORCED WHEN HE

WAS NINE, AND HE WENT TO

LIVE WITH HIS MOTHER,

DONNA.

IT WAS ALREADY HARD ON

JED, BUT MADE WORSE WHEN

HIS FATHER DISAPPEARED

FROM HIS LIFE.

I SAW A LITTLE BOY THAT

WAS DEVASTATED, IN TEARS,

CRYING.

AND, OF COURSE, I'M THERE

HOLDING HIM, CRYING RIGHT

ALONG WITH HIM.

I WAS PRAYING CONSTANTLY,

LIKE, LORD, HELP US.

LORD, HELP US.

SCREAMING OUT FOR HIS

GUIDANCE.

Reporter: HURT AND

ANGRY, JED HAS ALREADY

MADE HIS DECISION.

I'M NOT GOING TO LET

ANYBODY LOVE ME.

I'M NOT GOING TO LET

ANYBODY TAKE CARE OF ME.

I'VE GOT THIS.

Reporter: JED STARTED

LASHING OUT AT HIS MOM AND

REBELLING AGAINST ANYONE

IN AUTHORITY.

AS A TEENAGER, HE WAS

DRAWN TO THE KIDS WHO USED

DRUGS AND LIVED BY THEIR

OWN RULES.

I JUST WANTED ANYTHING

WHERE I COULD THRIVE AS A

PERSON.

IT GAVE ME THAT PERSON

THAT I COULD FIT IN WHILE

I'VE GOT ALL OF THESE GUYS

AND GIRLS AROUND AND WE

CAN HANG OUT AND PARTY AND

DO WHATEVER WE WANT.

Reporter: BY THE TIME

HE WAS 18, JED WAS CAUGHT

IN A WORLD OF ADDICTION,

THEFT, AND DRUG DEALS.

ONE OF OUR MAIN

SLOGANS, WHICH IS PRETTY

BIG IN THE DRUG WORLD IS,

"I'M DOWN FOR WHATEVER,

AND I'LL DIE DOING IT."

THAT WAS MY MENTALITY.

I'M CONSTANTLY KNOWING

WHAT I'M DOING IS WRONG,

BUT IT REALLY DOESN'T

MATTER.

Reporter: OVER THE

YEARS HE BOUNCED BETWEEN

CRACK HOUSES, JAIL, AND

REHAB.

HIS MOM OFTEN DROVE TO THE

STREETS LOOKING FOR HER

SON, AT TIMES PULLING HIM

OUT OF THE CRACK HOUSES

WHERE SHE FOUND HIM, AND

SHE PRAYED.

I WAS PRAYING

CONSTANTLY.

I WAS WAILING, WAILING,

AND CRYING, AND CALLING

OUT TO THE LORD TO SAVE MY

CHILD, A CHILD THAT I

NEVER, EVER THOUGHT WOULD

HAVE GONE DOWN THIS ROAD.

Reporter: BUT JED

COULDN'T SEE PAST HIS

ANGER.

EVERY TIME I WOULD GET

BROUGHT BACK HOME BY THE

POLICE, I WOULD SIT IN MY

ROOM, AND MY MOM WOULD

PRAY.

I REMEMBER HEARING HER,

AND I WAS, LIKE, MOM, SHUT

UP.

MOM, BE QUIET.

I DON'T WANT TO HEAR THAT.

Reporter: AS DRUG

ADDICTION TOOK COMPLETE

CONTROL OVER HIS LIFE, JED

DECIDED HE HAD NOTHING TO

LIVE FOR.

SOONER OR LATER I KNEW

IT WAS GOING TO END.

I WAS EITHER GOING TO GET

CLEAN OR I WAS GOING TO

DIE THAT WAY.

BUT I WAS ENJOYING THE

HIGH.

I WAS ENJOYING THE ESCAPE.

IF I DIED, I FIGURED I WAS

BURIED AND LIFE IS DONE.

SO I FIGURED, I MIGHT AS

WELL PARTY IT UP.

I MIGHT AS WELL LIVE THE

WAY I WANT TO LIVE.

Reporter: THERE WERE

TIMES EVEN HIS MOM LOST

HOPE.

ONE TIME I JUST LAID IN

BED AND I SAID, IS THIS

GOING TO BE THE CALL WHERE

HE DIDN'T MAKE IT THIS

TIME?

AND I WOULD BE PLANNING

HIS FUNERAL.

THAT'S PRETTY SCARY AS A

PARENT.

Reporter: BUT THAT

DIDN'T KEEP HER FROM

PRAYING AND TRYING TO

REACH HER SON.

MAMA PICKED ME UP, AND

SHE SAID, I DON'T WANT TO

SEE YOU DIE THIS WAY.

FINALLY I THINK IT ALL

JUST KIND OF CAME IN ON

ME, LIKE, MAYBE LIVING IS

WORTH IT.

MAYBE LIVING LIFE IS WORTH

IT.

Reporter: AT 24 YEARS

OLD, JED WAS HOMELESS AND

HAD A WARRANT OUT FOR HIS

ARREST.

SOME FRIENDS GAVE HIM A

PLACE TO STAY, AND ONE

SUNDAY THEY TOOK HIM TO

CHURCH.

THEY DID A CALL FOR

COMMUNION.

AND I JUST HEARD A VOICE

SAY, GO UP THERE.

GO UP THERE.

AND I REMEMBER WALKING UP

THERE.

AND THAT WAS ONE OF THE

FIRST TIMES I REALLY COULD

FEEL THE PRESENCE OF GOD.

THE NEXT MORNING, I CALLED

MY MOM AND I SAID, I'M

DONE LIVING LIKE THIS.

Reporter: HIS MOM

PICKED HIM UP AND TOOK HIM

TO THE COUNTY JAIL WHERE

HE TURNED HIMSELF IN.

IN HIS CELL, HE FOUND A

BIBLE.

I WENT TO THE BIBLE

RIGHT AWAY.

I LITERALLY OPENED UP THE

BIBLE AND I GOT ON MY

KNEES AND I JUST BEGAN TO,

LIKE, WEEP.

I REMEMBER LOOKING IN THE

MIRRORS, AND I WAS LOOKING

AT MY EYES.

AND I'M, LIKE, I'VE GOT TO

CHANGE.

I JUST SAID, GOD, MY LIFE

IS YOURS.

IT WAS LIKE THE HATRED WAS

GONE.

THE ANGER WAS GONE.

I FELT LIKE THE WEIGHT OF

ALL OF THAT JUNK WAS OFF

OF ME.

GOD RADICALLY BEGAN TO

CHANGE MY HEART.

Reporter: JED WAS

CONVICTED OF FOUR FELONIES

AND FACED A MANDATORY

THREE-YEAR SENTENCE.

DONNA PRAYED INSTEAD OF

GIVING HIM JAIL TIME, THE

JUDGE WOULD SHOW MERCY AND

SEND HIM TO REHAB.

WE WERE IN THE

COURTROOM.

AND I WAS JUST

INTERCEDING, PRAYING,

PRAYING, PRAYING.

AND FINALLY THE JUDGE

SAID, I DON'T EVEN KNOW

WHY I'M SAYING THIS, BUT

JED WILL GO TO TEEN

CHALLENGE.

AND I WAS, LIKE, WOW!

I WANTED TO JUST GET UP

AND SHOUT AND SCREAM.

THAT WAS LIKE A

COMPLETE MIRACLE.

IT FELT LI LIKE I HAD ANOTHER

CHANCE.

Reporter: JEB

COMPLETED THE PROGRAM AND

GOT OVER HIS ADDICTIONS.

AND AFTER COMPLETING BIBLE

COLLEGE, HE WENT ON TO

LEAD A MISSIONS.

AND NOW WITH HIS WIFE AND

SIX CHILDREN, HE HAS

EVERYTHING TO LIVE FOR.

GOD HAS RADICALLY

RESTORED MY LIFE.

HE HAS GIVEN ME CHILDREN.

HE GAVE ME A HOPE AND A

FUTURE, SOMETHING TO LOOK

FORWARD TO.

DON'T WORRY THAT YOUR

SON OR DAUGHTER HAS TO DO

THIS, THIS, AND THIS.

PRAY AND LET GO OF IT.

PRAY AND LET GO OF IT, AND

JUST WATCH HOW GOD

UNFOLDS.

Pat: I WAS READING

TODAY IN THE BOOK OF

JEREMIAH, WHERE GOD IS

SAYING, "I KNOW THE PLANS

THAT I HAVE FOR YOU, PLANS

TO GIVE YOU A FUTURE AND A

HOPE."

I KNOW THE PLANS I HAVE

FOR YOU, PLANS...

JEFF LINDSTROM DIDN'T KNOW

IT, BUT GOD HAD A PLAN.

AND PART OF THAT PLAN WAS

A MOTHER WHO DIDN'T STOP

PRAYING.

GOD WAS ANSWERING THOSE

PLANS BECAUSE HE HAS A

PLAN FOR YOU.

HE DOESN'T WANT TO SEND

YOU OFF TO SOME ABYSS,

WHERE YOU JUST END UP IN A

HOLE AND A BLACKNESS

FOREVER.

GOD HAS A PLAN.

AND HE WANTS YOU TO LIVE

THAT PLAN.

NOW, YOU HAVE TO RESPOND.

JUST FACE IT, JE JED SAID

YES.

YOU WANT GOD'S PLAN.

GOD'S PLAN IS GOOD.

GOD'S PLAN IS GOOD.

TO GIVE YOU A FUTURE AND A

HOPE.

YOU WANT A FUTURE, YOU

WANT A HOPE?

OR DO YOU WANT TO CONTINUE

TO DESTROY YOURSELF?

IT IS EASY, WHICH DO YOU

WANT: DO YOU WANT A HOPE

AND A FUTURE, OR DO YOU

WANT DESTRUCTION?

IT'S YOUR CALL.

WHICH ONE DO YOU WANT?

IF YOU WANT A FUTURE, I

WANT YOU TO PRAY WITH ME

RIGHT NOW.

PRAY THESE WORDS.

BOW YOUR HEAD.

JESUS -- THAT'S RIGHT,

PRAY WITH ME.

JESUS, I KNOW THAT YOU

WANT TO GIVE ME A FUTURE

AND A HOPE.

AND SO I TURN MY LIFE OVER

TO YOU RIGHT NOW.

AND I RECEIVE FROM YOU

YOUR BLESSING AND

ANOINTING.

AND PLEASE, LORD, I WANT

YOU TO KNOW THAT I ACCEPT

YOUR OFFER.

I ACCEPT THE FUTURE YOU

HAVE FOR ME.

AND I SURRENDER MY LIFE TO

YOUR SOVEREIGNCY, WHERE

YOU ARE LORD.

AND FROM THIS MOMENT ON, I

BELIEVE IN YOU, I RECEIVE

YOU, AND YOU ARE MINE, AND

I AM YOURS.

THANK YOU, LORD.

AMEN.

IF YOU PRAYED WITH ME,

PEOPLE WANT TO KNOW, WHAT

DO I DO NEXT?

SOME YEARS AGO, I WENT

INTO OUR VERY LOVELY AUDIO

ROOM AND I SAT DOWN AND I

MADE A COMPACT DISC.

IT'S ABOUT 74 MINUTES --

73, 74 MINUTES -- AND IT

TELLS YOU WHAT IS NEXT.

AND I'LL GIVE THIS TO YOU

FREE.

IT HAS GOT SOME STUFF THAT

YOU REALLY NEED TO KNOW.

ALONG WITH THAT, I'VE GOT

A BOOKLET THAT YOU CAN

READ THAT HAS THOSE SAME

SCRIPTURES.

IT IS ALL IN THERE.

I'LL GIVE THIS TO YOU

FREE.

IT IS CALLED "A NEW DAY."

IF YOU PRAYED WITH ME, I

WANT YOU TO GO TO YOUR

PHONES.

I WANT YOU TO CALL IN, IF

YOU WOULD, PLEASE.

AND SAY, I GAVE MY HEART

TO THE LORD.

I TAKE HIS PROMISE, I TAKE

HIS FUTURE, AND I TAKE HIS

HOPE.

AND PLEASE SEND ME "A NEW

DAY" SO I CAN GET STARTED.

1-800-700-7000.

IT IS A TOLL-FREE NUMBER

AND IT IS MADE EASY TO

REMEMBER.

IF IT IS BUSY, CALL BACK.

THEY'LL BE HERE ALL DAY

LONG.

1-800-700-7000.

> WENDY, IT IS A GREAT

YEAR.

Wendy: IT IS, INDEED.

STILL AHEAD, SHE GREW UP

NEXT TO THE FOUNDER OF THE

VINEYARD MOVEMENT.

NOW SHE IS CARRYING ON HIS

LEGACY.

WE'RE LIVE WITH AUTHOR AND

SPEAKER CHRISTY WINDBURG,

NEXT.

WELCOME BACK TO

WASHINGTON FOR THIS CBN

NEWSBREAK.

THE WHITE HOUSE IS

BLASTING A FEDERAL JUDGE'S

DECISION TO BLOCK

PRESIDENT TRUMP FROM

WITHHOLDING FEDERAL FUNDS

TO SANCTUARY CITIES.

SANCTUARY CITIES ARE

COMMUNITIES THAT PROTECT

ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS, AND

OFTEN DO NOT QOP FREIGHT

WITCOOPERATEWITH IMMIGRATION

OFFICIALS.

THEY ISSUED THE

PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION

AGAINST THE WHITE HOUSE

ORDER ON TUESDAY, ARGUING

IT WAS AN OVERREACH OF THE

PRESIDENT'S POWER.

SEAN SPICER ACCUSED THE

JUDGE OF PUTTING CRIMINALS

BEFORE THE SAFETY OF

AMERICAN CITIZENS.

AND PRESIDENT TRUMP SAID

IT IS RIDICULOUS, ADDING,

"SEE YOU IN THE SUPREME

COURT."

> THE DEPARTMENT OF

HOMELAND SECURITY IS

OFFICIALLY OPENING A NEW

AFS TO HELP VICTIMS OF

CRIME COMMITTED BY ILLEGAL

IMMIGRANTS.

IT IS CALLED VOICE, WHICH

STANDS FOR VICTIMS OF

IMMIGRATION CRIME

ENGAGEMENT.

THE OFFICE IS MAKING GOOD

ON A CAMPAIGN PROMISE BY

PRESIDENT TRUMP.

CRITICS SAY THE PROGRAM

WILL ONLY ADD TO THE

CLIMATE OF DISCRIMINATION

AND TO THE HATRED OF ALL

IMMIGRANTS.

BUT THE DEPARTMENT SAID

THE OFFICE WILL PROVIDE,

QUOTE, "A VOICE FOR PEOPLE

IGNORED BY THE MEDIA AND

SILENCED BY SPECIAL

INTERESTS."

YOU CAN ALWAYS GET THE

LATEST FROM CBN NEWS BY

GOING TO OUR WEBSITE AT

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PAT AND WENDY WILL BE BACK

WITH MORE OF "THE 700

CLUB" RIGHT AFTER THIS.

Wendy: CHRISTY

WINBURG ACCEPTED CHRIST AT

A YOUNG AGE, ALTHOUGH SHE

DIDN'T GET SERIOUS WITH

HER FAITH UNTIL YEARS

LATER.

AT THE TIME, HER NEXT DOOR

NEIGHBOR WAS A FORMER

PROFESSIONAL MUSICIAN WHO

LATER BECAME A GIANT IN

THE CHRISTIAN MOVEMENT.

Reporter: THE LATE

JOHN WINBURG WAS A

BEER-CHUGGING, CHAIN

SMOKING MUSICIAN WHO IM IM

IMAGED HIS LIFE WOULD BE

ONE BIG PARTY.

HE PASSED AWAY IN 1997,

BUT HIS DAUGHTER IS

CARRYING ON HIS LEGACY.

SHE SHARES HOW WE, TOO,

CAN BE CHANGED BY THE

POWER OF GOD.

Wendy: CHRISTY,

WELCOME TO "THE 700 CLUB."

IT IS GOOD TO BE HERE.

Wendy: I LEARNED

ABOUT THE BAPTISM OF THE

HOLY SPIRIT AT THE

VINEYARD CHURCH.

IT WAS THE VINEYARD CHURCH

THAT TAUGHT ME THAT, AND I

LOVED THAT LITTLE CHURCH.

YOUR FATHER, JOHN, WAS

SIGNED WITH THE RIGHTEOUS

BROTHERS AND HE GOT

RADICALLY SAVED.

SO HE GOES TO CHURCH, AND

HE SAYS, WHEN ARE WE GOING

TO DO THE GOOD STUFF, AND

WHAT DID THEY SAY TO HIM?

I THINK THEY WERE

SURPRISED BECAUSE HE

LITERALLY READ THE BIBLE,

AND HE WAS, LIKE, HOW COME

WE'RE NOT DOING WHAT THE

BIBLE SAYS.

SO THEY WERE A LITTLE

SURPRISED, EITHER BECAUSE

HE READ THE BIBLE OR

BECAUSE HE WANTED TO DO

THE STUFF IN THE BIBLE.

Wendy: THEY SAID THAT

WAS FOR THEN, AND THIS IS

FOR NOW.

AND HE SAID, I GAVE UP

DRUGS FOR THIS?

IT WASN'T A GOOD MATCH.

Wendy: SO HERE YOU

ARE GROWING UP NEXT TO

HIM.

YES.

Wendy: AND THEN YOU

MET HIS SON, JOHN, JR.

MY SON IS JOHN RICHARD

THE SECOND.

MY HUSBAND'S NAME IS SEAN,

WHO IS NAMED AFTER HIS

FATHER AS WELL.

IT ALL GOES TOGETHER.

Wendy: AND YOU GUYS

WENT OUT ON THE ROAD WITH

THE JOHN WINBURG.

WHAT WAS THAT LIKE?

I THINK I'M ACTUALLY

VERY PRIVILEGED.

WHAT I'VE GOT TO SEE

AROUND THE WORLD HAS BEEN

QUITE REMARKABLE.

BEING A PART OF WHAT JOHN

DID AROUND THE WORLD WAS

REALLY INCREDIBLE.

SEEING GOD DO SO MANY

AMAZING THINGS, AND ALL OF

THE BUILDING OF THE

CHURCHES, AND THE ANGLICAN

CHURCH, AND ALL OF THE

DIFFERENT MOVEMENTS THAT

HAVE STARTED FROM THAT HAS

BEEN QUITE REMARKABLE.

I FEEL VERY PRIVILEGED,

ACTUALLY.

Wendy: DID YOU

LITERALLY SEE MIRACLES

HAPPEN ALL OF THE TIME?

OH, YEAH.

SO MUCH SO THAT IT

ACTUALLY BECOMES YOUR

NORMAL IN A WAY.

AND I'VE HAD TO LEARN THAT

THIS ISN'T ALWAYS THE WAY

IT IS.

Wendy: YOU'VE JUST

WRITTEN AN AMAZING BOOK

CALLED "TRANSFORMED:

CHALLENGING MYTHS ABOUT

THE POWER-FILLED LIFE."

IT IS A SOBERING BOOK

BECAUSE IT IS NOT LIKE A

CHRISTIAN CHEERLEADING

BOOK.

IT IS, LIKE, THIS IS WHAT

IT REALLY TAKES TO BE A

BELIEVER AND FOLLOWER OF

JESUS.

AND IT IS NOT EASY ALL OF

THE TIME.

VERY MUCH.

LIKE ME, WHAT I'VE SEEN

GROWING UP, AND INVOLVING

MY OWN RELATIONSHIP WITH

CHRIST AND WHAT THAT LOOKS

LIKE TO REALLY BE A

DISCIPLE, AND GOING ALONG

THAT JOURNEY WITH THE

LORD.

SO IT HAS TAKEN ME INTO

PLACES I NEVER THOUGHT I

WOULD EVER GO, BUT

CHALLENGING ME IN

DIFFERENT WAYS THAT I'VE

NEVER BEEN CHALLENGED

BEFORE.

SO THAT'S REALLY WHY THE

BOOK.

Wendy: YOU BEGIN BY

TALKING ABOUT THREE THINGS

THAT MAY NOT BE VERY

POPULAR WITH CHRISTIANS

TODAY.

THREE THINGS THAT JESUS

SAYS WE NEED TO DO.

ONLY THREE.

Wendy: I KNOW ONE OF

THEM IS SACRIFICE.

YES.

IT IS NOT POPULAR, IS IT?

WE LOVE SHORTCUTS AND WE

LIKE THE EASY WAY.

BUT THE TRUTH IS SOMETHING

IS VERY VALUABLE WHEN

YOU'RE WILLING TO

SACRIFICE FOR IT.

AND I THINK WALKING IN

DISCIPLESHIP, ALL OF THE

SACRIFICES THAT WE MAKE IS

BECAUSE WE'RE IN LOVE.

BEING IN LOVE, WE WANT TO

FOLLOW JESUS.

WE WANT TO DO THE THINGS

THAT HE CALLS US INTO.

I THINK THAT IS THE WHOLE

JOURNEY OF TRANSFORMATION.

THAT'S ALL PART OF IT.

Wendy: AND YOU OPEN

YOUR BOOK WITH A PRAYER

CALLED "ST. BRANDON'S

PRAYER."

I'VE NEVER HEARD OF IT.

I LOVE IT.

AND I LOVE SEEING OLD

PRAYERS ON THE CHURCHES.

I THINK THERE IS SOMETHING

ABOUT TRADITION AND JUST

THE PRAYERS OF THE OLD

SAINTS AND THE PEOPLE WHO

HAVE GONE BEFORE US.

Wendy: YOU TALK ABOUT

THIS AGE WE'RE ALL LIVING

IN NOW, THE SOCIAL MEDIA

AGE AND HOW THE CHURCH IS

ADAPTING TO THAT.

IT IS A FINE LINE.

AND IT'S NOT ALWAYS EASY.

YOU SAID IF KING DAVID WAS

ON TWITTER, HE PROBABLY

WOULDN'T HAVE THAT MANY

FOLLOWERS BECAUSE HE WAS

JUST A SHEPHERD BOY

HANGING OUT.

OF COURSE, AFTER HE BECAME

KING, HE MIGHT HAVE HAD A

LOT.

YES.

Wendy: LET ME GET

YOUR TAKE ON THAT.

HOW CAN WE NAVIGATE THE

SOCIAL MEDIA WORLD?

LOOK AT ME ON INSTAGRAM.

YOU WRITE SOMETHING

ABOUT TRANSFORMATION.

MOST OF THE THINGS THAT

GOD DOES IN US -- NOBODY

CAN LIKE YOUR STATUS OR

SAY THAT'S POPULAR BECAUSE

IT IS NOT POPULAR.

TO SACRIFICE IS NOT

POPULAR.

I THINK WE LIVE IN A TIME

WHERE ACTUALLY IT COULD BE

A REALLY GREAT BLESSING.

THE TIMES OUR GREAT

CREATOR WHO STILL CREATES,

AND THE INTERNET AND BEING

ABLE TO REACH PEOPLE FOR

CHRIST IS THE GOOD SIDE OF

IT.

THE DOWNSIDE OF IT IS IT

CAN BE ALL-CONSUMING.

AND THE REALITY IS IT IS

NOT THE WAY THAT IT IS.

JUST BECAUSE WE POST

SOMETHING OF OUR LIFE,

THERE IS THIS ILLUSION

THAT ALL IS GREAT AND THAT

EVERYTHING IS GOING REALLY

WELL.

AND THE REALITY IS THAT IS

JUST THE HIGH MARK.

THAT IS SOMEBODY WE HAD

SUPPER WITH OR SOME PLACE

WE VISITED.

BUT IT IS NOT THE REALITY

OF OUR EVERY DAY LIFE.

Wendy: I KNOW YOUR

FATHER-IN-LAW PASSED NOW

20 YEARS AGO.

HOW DO YOU THINK HE WOULD

HAVE LIKED THE MEDIA?

HE PROBABLY WOULD NOT

HAVE LIKED IT SO MUCH

BECAUSE IT IS ALL

CONSUMING.

IT DOES GIVE AN ILLUSION

TO A FALSE SORT OF

DISCIPLESHIP WITH THE

LORDMENT I THINK THAT

LORD, AND I THINK THAT

WOULD BE HARD FOR HIM.

I'M ALL FOR THE LOCAL

CHURCH.

AND SO I THINK GOING TO

CHURCH IS REALLY IMPORTANT

RATHER THAN JUST WATCHING

CHURCH.

SO I THINK THOSE THINGS

WOULD HAVE BEEN A STRUGGLE

FOR HIM.

Wendy: ABSOLUTELY.

HOW DO WE BECOME -- YOU

TALK ABOUT THE THINGS THAT

JESUS SAID YES TO, AND HE

IS OUR EXAMPLE, AND THAT'S

HOW WE BECOME TRANSFORMED.

WHAT ARE SOME THINGS JESUS

SAID YES TO.

JESUS SAID YES TO

SACRIFICE.

JESUS SAID YES TO BEING

REJECTED.

JESUS SAID YES TO BEING

BETRAYED.

AND JESUS SAID, WHEN YOU

SAY YES TO ME, IT IS GOING

TO COST YOU.

IT IS ACTUALLY NOT POPULAR

IN TODAY'S MEDIA.

I THINK THAT'S PROBABLY

MORE THE CONCERN.

THE THINGS GOD DOES THE

DEEPEST WORK IN US I THINK

ARE THE THINGS THAT NOBODY

SEES.

IT IS THE SECRET LIFE WITH

CHRIST THAT SOMETIMES ARE

THE MOST VALUABLE.

Wendy: YOU SAY

TRANSFORMATION IS A

JOURNEY NOT A DESTINATION.

YES.

VERY IMPORTANT.

BECAUSE WE WANT A QUICK

FIX.

WE WANT A FORMULA.

I DON'T THINK GOD WORKS BY

A FORMULA.

I THINK HE WORKS BY

RELATIONSHIP.

IT IS A THE DAILY

INTERACTIONS OF SAYING YES

TO HIM AND DYING TO

OURSELVES AND YIELDING TO

HIM.

Wendy: AND WORSHIP

HAS BEEN SO IMPORTANT IN

YOUR LIFE --

YES.

Wendy: AND THE SONGS

THAT CAME OUT OF THE

VINEYARD ARE SO BEAUTIFUL.

WHY IS THAT SO IMPORTANT

IN THE TRANSFORMED LIFE,

WORSHIP?

WORSHIP IS EVERYTHING

BECAUSE THAT'S WHAT WE'VE

BEEN CREATED TO DO.

THAT'S WHAT WE'RE GOING TO

BE DOING FOREVER, IS

WORSHIP.

WORSHIP IS A REFLECTION OF

WHAT IS GOING ON IN OUR

LIFE.

IT IS NOT JUST THE

CORPORATE GATHERING OF

WORSHIP.

IT IS HOW WE SPEND OUR

TIME AND HOW WE SPEND OUR

MONEY.

THAT IS GOING TO SHOW US

WHAT WE WORSHIP.

SO LIVING A TRANSFORMED

LIFE, IT ALL HAS TO DO

WITH WHAT WE'RE

WORSHIPPING.

THAT MEANS EVERY DECISION

WE MAKE, EVERY CHOICE OF

SURRENDER, IS ACTUALLY AN

ACT OF WORSHIP.

Wendy: FOLKS, IF YOU

REALLY WANT TO GROW IN

YOUR CHRISTIAN FAITH AND

LOOK MORE LIKE JESUS, THE

BOOK IS CALLED

"TRANSFORMED."

AND IT IS AVAILABLE

NATIONWIDE WHEREVER BOOKS

ARE SOLD.

AND CHRISTY IS OUR SPEAKER

TODAY AT NOON EASTERN.

CHRISTY, GLESS.

>GOD BLESS YOU. THANK YOU FOR HAVING

ME.

Wendy: "IF I BECOME A

CHRISTIAN WHEN I WAS

YOUNGER AND THEN I

STRAYED, WILL GOD TAKE ME

BACK?"

WE'LL ANSWER QUESTIONS

FROM YOU, OUR VIEWERS,

WHEN WE COME BACK.

Wendy: THIS SPRING

MARKS THE 50th

ANNIVERSARY OF ISRAEL'S

SIX-DAY WAR.

TO COMMEMORATE THIS

HISTORIC EVENT, CBN IS

RELEASING A BRAND NEW

DOCUMENTARY CALLED "IN OUR

HANDS: THE BATTLE FOR

JERUSALEM."

THIS DRAMATIC FILM TELLS

THE STORY OF THE

COURAGEOUS SOLDIERS WHO

REUNITED JERUSALEM AND

ANNOUNCED TO THE WORLD

THAT THE TEMPLE MOUNT IS

IN OUR HANDS.

WE INVITE YOU TO ATTEND A

VERY SPECIAL ONE-NIGHT

EVENT ON MAY 23rd IN

CINEMAS ACROSS AMERICA.

AND YOU'LL SEE A SPECIAL

PRESENTATION BY GORDON

ROBERTSON ON THE PROPHETIC

SIGNIFICANCE OF JERUSALEM,

AND WHY THAT ANCIENT CITY

STILL DOMINATES HEADLINES

TODAY.

GET YOUR TICKETS TODAY BY

GOING TO

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AND YOU'LL HELP SUPPORT

CBN DOCUMENTARIES AND

ISRAEL.

AS WE TELL THE WORLD THE

TRUE STORY OF JERUSALEM

AND IT'S PEOPLE.

I CANNOT WAIT FOR THAT.

Pat: IT IS REALLY AN

EXCITING FILM THAT IS

BEING DONE.

ONE NIGHT ONLY.

Wendy: FELICIA SAYS,

"I CAME TO THE LORD AT THE

AGE OF FIVE.

I DID NOT CULTIVATE MY

SPIRITUAL LIFE AS I

SHOULD.

AND NOW HAVE HAD SEVERAL

FAILED MARRIAGES AND

RELATIONSHIPS.

I STRUGGLED WITH DIVORCES.

I HEAR OF ALL OF THESE

PEOPLE FINDING JESUS AFTER

THEY HAVE LIVED A LIFE OF

SIN, BUT I LIVED MY LIFE

AFTER FINDING HIM, IN SIN,

IF YOU BELIEVE THAT JESUS

IS THE SON OF GOD AND

ACCEPTED HIM BUT TURNED

AWAY, WILL HE TAKE YOU

BACK?"

Pat: THE BIBLE SAYS

IF SOMEONE COMMITS

APOSTASY, IT IS HARD TO

RENEW HIM TO REPENTANCE.

BUT YOU'VE GOT A PROBLEM

IN YOUR LIFE.

IT ISN'T JUST BEING

FORGIVEN.

ALL OF THOSE DIVORCES AND

ALL OF THOSE MARRIAGES --

THERE IS SOMETHING ABOUT

YOU THAT SAYS YOU CAN'T

GET ALONG WITH PEOPLE.

YOU MUST BE SELF-WILLED,

AND YOU WANT TO HAVE YOUR

OWN WAY, AND YOU WANT TO

DO IT YOUR WAY.

YOU KNOW THAT SONG, "I DID

IT MY WAY," WELL THAT'S

WHAT YOU WANT, YOU WANT

EVERYTHING YOUR WAY AND

YOU BUSTED UP SOME

MARRIAGES.

WILL GOD FORGIVE YOU?

OF COURSE HE WILL.

CAN YOU COME BACK?

OF COURSE YOU CAN.

IT IS TIME YOU ASK GOD TO

OPEN YOUR HEART AND SHOW

YOU WHAT IS GOING ON.

THE ANSWER IS, YES, GOD

WILL TAKE YOU BACK.

Wendy: JESSE WRITES

IN, "IS IT BIBLICALLY

SOUND TO BE AN ORGAN

DONOR?"

Pat: I THINK THAT IS

A VERY LOVING ACT.

THESE BODIES OF OURS ARE

GOING TO TURN INTO DUST.

WHO NEEDS THEM.

ONCE OUR SPIRIT LEAVES,

THEY'RE AN OLD, EMPTY

SHELL.

IF YOU'RE GOT AN EXTRA

KIDNEY THAT SOMEBODY ELSE

CAN GET SOME USE OUT OF

IT, BY ALL MEANS, DO IT.

I THINK THAT IS AN ACT OF

LOVE.

I DON'T THINK THERE IS

ANYTHING SINFUL ABOUT IT.

THERE IS GOING TO BE A

RESURRECTION AND GOD WILL

GIVE US NEW BODIES.

> WE LEAVE YOU WITH

TODAY'S POWER MINUTE FROM

LUKE: "THE THINGS WHICH

ARE IMPOSSIBLE WITH MEN

ARE POSSIBLE WITH GOD."

> SO FOR WENDY AND ALL

OF US, THIS IS PAT

ROBERTSON, AND WE LOOK

FORWARD TO SEEING YOU ON

"THE 700 CLUB" TOMORROW.

UNTIL THEN, MAY THE LORD

BLESS EACH ONE OF YOU.

BYE-BYE.

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