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The 700 Club - May 11, 2017

An eyewitness to history looks bad at decades of iconic snapshots, including the one that fulfilled a 2,000 year dream. Then, a boy who nearly died after playing with fire has an inspiring message for us all. Read Transcript


Wendy: TODAY...HE WAS

AN EYE WITNESS TO HISTORY.

ONE PHOTOGRAPHER LOOKS

BACK AT DECADES OF ICONIC

SNAPSHOTS, INCLUDING THE

ONES THAT FULFILLED A

2,000-YEAR-OLD DREAM.

THE WHOLE WORLD

ADMIRERS IT.

I LOOKED AT MY MOM, AND

I SAY, MOM, AM I GOING TO

DIE?

Wendy: AND THEN A BOY

WHO NEARLY DIED AFTER

PLAYING WITH FIRE.

HIS INSPIRING MESSAGE TO

US ALL.

AT SOME POINT YOU'VE

GOT TO CHOOSE YOUR PATH.

Wendy: ON TODAY'S

"700 CLUB."

*

Pat: WELL, WELCOME,

FOLKS.

THIS IS THE START OF

ANOTHER DAY.

IT IS THE START OR THE

MIDDLE OF ANOTHER WEEK.

IF YOU'RE LIKE ME, I'M SO

TIRED OF HEARING OF

CONTROVERSY IN WASHINGTON,

YOU JUST PRAY, OH, PLEASE,

JUST GIVE US SOME HARMONY

WHERE THE TWO SIDES THAT

ARE IN WASHINGTON WILL

WORK TOGETHER FOR THE GOOD

OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE.

YOU JUST PRAY THAT THIS

WILL HAPPEN.

THIS FIRING OF COMEY WAS

PERHAPS DONE POORLY, BUT

AT THE SAME TIME IT WAS

NECESSARY.

THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT

NEEDED TO ASSERT ITS

PREIMMINENCE OVER THE --

WELL, THE INVESTIGATIVE

ARM OF THE JUSTICE

DEPARTMENT, WHICH IS THE

F.B.I.

AND COMEY THAT LOST

CONFIDENCE IN MANY PEOPLE,

AND HE JUST -- HE'S THE

ONE WHO CHOSE PATRICK

FITZGERALD TO DO THAT

CRAZY SEARCH FOR THE

LEAKER OF VALERIE PLAIN.

REMEMBER THAT.

IT TURNED OUT HE WASN'T

THE LEAKER.

THE LEAKER WAS KNOWN TO

FITZGERALD, BUT HE KEPT

PURSUING IT.

I'M SO TIRED OF THESE

PROSECUTORS WHO WANT TO

MAKE A NAME FOR THEMSELVES

AT THE EXPENSE OF OTHERS.

BUT THIS MAN HAD GOTTEN

INTO POLITICS, AND I THINK

HE BESMERCHED THE F.B.I.

SO TRUMP DID THE RIGHT

THING, BUT, OH, THE

DEMOCRATS ARE IN HIGH

DUNGEON RIGHT NOW.

WENDY, DON'T YOU GET TIRED

OF IT?

I HAVE TO READ ALL OF THIS

STUFF.

Wendy: I KNOW.

I THINK EVERYBODY IS

WEARY.

WE WOULD JUST LIKE, LIKE

YOU SAID, TO SEE SOME

UNITY AND CIVILITY COME

INTO PLAY, BUT NOT YET.

AND AS PAT JUST MENTIONED,

DEMOCRATS HAVE BEEN

BLASTING THE PRESIDENT

OVER HIS ACTION AND

CALLING IT A COVERUP.

HEATHER SELLS HAS THE

STORY.

Heather: AT

WASHINGTON WENT INTO AN UP

ROAR OVER HIS DECISION TO

FIRE JAMES COMEY, THE

PRESIDENT RECEIVED

RUSSIA'S AMBASSADOR TO THE

U.S. AT THE WHITE HOUSE.

THE PRESIDENT ANSWERED THE

QUESTION OF THE DAY: WHY

DID HE LET COMEY GO?

President Trump: HE

WASN'T DOING A GOOD JOB,

VERY SIMPLY.

Reporter: COMEY WROTE

A FAREWELL LETTER TO

STAFF, SAYING THEY HAD

LONG BELIEVED THAT A

PRESIDENT COULD FIRE AN

F.B.I. DIRECTOR FOR ANY

REASON.

PROTESTORS SHOWED UP

WEDNESDAY TO OPPOSE THE

DECISION, AND DEMOCRATS

WASTED NO TIME GOING ON

THE OFFENSIVE.

IF COMEY WAS SO BAD, HE

SHOULD HAVE FIRED HIM

JANUARY 20th.

Heather: THE WHITE

HOUSE POINTED OUT THE

DEMOCRATS, INCLUDING NANCY

PELOSI AND SENATOR CHUCK

SCHUMER HAVE ALSO CALLED

FOR COMEY'S REMOVAL.

IF HILLARY CLINTON HAD

WON THE ELECTION -- THANK

GOD SHE DIDN'T -- BUT IF

SHE HAD, AND SHE WAS IN

THE SAME POSITION, SHE

WOULD HAVE FIRED COMEY

IMMEDIATELY.

AND THE VERY DEMOCRATS

THAT ARE CRITICIZING THE

PRESIDENT TODAY WOULD BE

DANCING IN THE STREETS

CELEBRATING.

Heather: WHAT MAY BE

MOST DAMAGING TO THE WHITE

HOUSE, REPORTS THAT COMEY

REQUESTED FOR RESOURCES

FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF

JUSTICE FOR THE

INVESTIGATION INTO RUSSIAN

CAMPAIGN MEDDLING JUST

DAYS BEFORE THE PRESIDENT

FIRED HIM.

BUT THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT

SAYS STORIES THAT COMEY

HAD ASKED FOR MORE

RESOURCES ARE, QUOTE,

"TOTALLY FALSE."

MOST REPUBLICANS ARE

SUPPORTING THE PRESIDENT'S

ACTION, BUT SOME EXPECT

MORE QUESTIONS TO COME UP.

OBVIOUSLY, WHEN HAVE

YOU A PRESIDENT FIRE THE

F.B.I. DIRECTOR, WHEN

THERE IS AN ACTIVE

INVESTIGATION GOING ON,

THEN THERE ARE QUESTIONS

THAT NEED TO BE ANSWERED.

Heather: THE WHITE

HOUSE MAINTAINS THAT

TRUMP'S DECISION WAS BASED

ON HOW COMEY HANDLED THE

INVESTIGATION INTO HILLARY

CLINTON.

BUT DEMOCRATS AREN'T

BUYING IT.

DEMOCRATS ARE PUSHING FOR

A SPECIAL PROSECUTOR IN

THE RUSSIAN PROBE, AND

THEY PLAN TO RAMP UP THE

PRESSURE ON REPUBLICANS IN

THE SENATE TO APPOINT ONE,

BUT REPUBLICANS AREN'T

LIKELY TO DO IT.

VICE-PRESIDENT PENCE CALLS

COMEY'S FIRING THE RIGHT

DITIODECISION AT THE RIGHT

TIME, AND SAYS THE NEW

PICK WILL LEAD IT BACK TO

CREDIBILITY AND RESTORE

THE PUBLIC'S TRUST.

HEATHER SELLS, CBN NEWS.

Pat: WELL, I DON'T

KNOW IF IT WILL KEEP GOING

ON.

THERE WAS AN EDITORIAL IN

THE "NEW YORK TIMES" THAT

JUST WAS OFF THE WALL.

AND YOU SAY, HOW CAN ANY

TELINTELLIGENT PERSON WRITE

SUCH NONSENSE.

ABOUT HOW THE RUSSIANS

STOLE THE ELECTION AND WE

JUST HAVE TO FIND OUT ALL

ABOUT IT.

IT IS JUST NONSENSE.

THE ELECTION WAS FAIR AND

CLEAR.

NO MORE TAINTED THAN ANY

OTHER ELECTION.

AND THERE IS NO EVIDENCE

WHATSOEVER THAT THE TRUMP

CAMPAIGN COLLUDED WITH THE

RUSSIANS.

THEY HAVE NO EVIDENCE

WHATSOEVER.

AND THE LAST THING THAT WE

NEED IS A SPECIAL

PROSECUTOR WITH A HUGE

BUDGET AND A BIG STAFF

RUNNING AROUND HOLDING

HEARINGS AND HAVING GRAND

JURY INVESTIGATIONS AND

TRYING TO INDICT PEOPLE.

ONCE YOU HAVE ONE OF

THOSE, THEY'VE GOT TO COME

UP WITH SOMETHING.

AND THEY'LL KEEP ON

DIGGING AND DIGGING UNTIL

THEY FIND SOMETHING, AND

EVEN IF THE SOMETHING

ISN'T JERMAINE TO INQUIRY,

THEY'LL STILL BE DOING.

OKAY.

YOU REMEMBER WE HAD A

PRESIDENT NOT TOO LONG AGO

WHO STOOD BEFORE THE

AMERICAN PEOPLE AND HE

SAID, IF YOU LIKE YOUR

INSURANCE, YOU CAN KEEP

IT.

IF YOU LIKE YOUR DOCTOR,

YOU CAN KEEP HIM.

IF YOU LIKE YOUR HEALTH

CARE, YOU'RE GOING TO PAY

LESS FOR IT.

YOU REMEMBER THAT?

IT WASN'T TOO LONG AGO.

HE LIED.

HE LIED, JUST BALD-FACE

LIES.

AND THERE IS NOW MORE

EVIDENCE THAT THING CALLED

OBAMACARE IS FAILING.

A MAJOR INSURANCE COMPANY

IS PULLING OUT OF THE LAST

STATES WHERE IT WAS

SELLING OBAMACARE PLANS.

AETNA, A BIG ONE.

JOHN JESSUP HAS MORE.

John: AETNA WILL BE

LEAVING DELAWARE AND

NEBRASKA AFTER ANNOUNCING

LAST MONTH IT WAS PULLING

OUT OF IOWA AND VIRGINIA.

LAST YEAR IT SAID IT WOULD

LEAVE 11 OTHER STATES.

BLOOMBERG REPORTS THE

INSURANCE GIANT SAYS IT

EXPECTS TO LOSE MORE THAN

$200 MILLION THIS YEAR IN

FOUR REMAINING STATES.

AND OTHER MAJOR HEALTH

INSURANCE COMPANIES ARE

PULLING OUT OF THOSE

MARKETS.

SOME HAVE REMAINED, BUT,

PAT, THE PREMIUM IN THOSE

STATES HAVE GONE UP BY

DOUBLE DIGITS.

Pat: IT IS TIME THAT

THE REPUBLICAN MEMBERS OF

THE SENATE GET THEIR ACT

TOGETHER.

I WANT TO SAY THIS AS

CLEARLY AS I CAN.

IF THE REPUBLICANS IN

CONTROL OF CONGRESS FAIL

TO REPLACE -- REPEAL AND

REPLACE OBAMACARE, THEY

WILL GO DOWN IN DEFEAT IN

THE NEXT ELECTION, AND

THEY WILL NOT COME BACK

FOR THE NEXT SEVERAL

DECADES.

THE AMERICAN PEOPLE HAVE

SAID, WE'RE GOING TO LET

YOU RUN THE GOVERNMENT.

YOU'RE IN CHARGE.

YOU HAVE THE PRESIDENCY.

YOU HAVE THE SENATE.

YOU HAVE THE HOUSE.

NOW GET SOMETHING DONE.

NOW, IF THEY DON'T LISTEN

TO AETNA AND THEY DON'T

LISTEN TO THE PEOPLE WHO

ARE BEING HURT SO BADLY,

AND IF THEY DON'T MOVE ON

THIS, IT'S GOING TO BE

TRAGIC.

AND I JUST SAY THAT AS

CLEARLY AS I POSSIBLY CAN.

THEY WILL LOSE FOR

DECADES.

JOHN?

John: PAT, NORTH

KOREA IS BUILDING UP ITS

MISSILE AND NUCLEAR

WEAPONS PROGRAM SO THAT IT

CAN HIT THE UNITED STATES

WITH A NUCLEAR

INTERCONTINENTAL BALLISTIC

MISSILE.

SO WHAT KIND OF DEFENSE

DOES THE U.S. HAVE AGAINST

SUCH A STRIKE?

ERIC GONZALES BRINGS US

THAT STORY.

Eric: RECENT MISSILE

TESTS BY NORTH KOREA HAVE

CERTAINLY RAISED THE

CONCERNS OF AMERICANS,

INCLUDING OUR OWN

COMMANDER IN ACHIEVED.

President Trump: THIS

IS A REAL THREAT TO THE

WORLD, WHETHER WE WANT TO

TALK ABOUT IT OR NOT.

NORTH KOREA IS A BIG WORLD

PROBLEM.

AND IT'S A PROBLEM WE HAVE

TO FINALLY SOLVE.

PEOPLE HAVE PUT BLIND

FOLDS ON FOR DECADES, AND

NOW IT IS TIME TO SOLVE

THE PROBLEM.

Eric: IN RESPONSE TO

NORTH KOREA'S LATEST

LAUNCH, THE UNITED STATES

SENT AN ANTIMISSILE SYSTEM

TO SOUTH KOREA.

THE SYSTEM KNOWN AT THAAD,

OR TERMINAL HIGH ALTITUDE

AREA DEFENSE, IS DESIGNED

TO INTERCEPT BALLISTIC

MISSILES IN THE FINAL

STAGE OF FLIGHT.

SOME BELIEVE LEFT

UNCHECKED, NORTH KOREA

WILL DEVELOP MISSILES

CAPABLE OF REACHING THE

U.S. IN A DECADE OR SO.

NORTH KOREA HAS THE

CAPABILITY RIGHT NOW TO

STRIKE JAPAN, STRIKE SOUTH

KOREA, STRIKE GUAM, I

BELIEVE STRIKE OUR OUTER

PARTS OF ALASKA AND

HAWAII.

Eric: RICKY ELISSON

IS THE CHAIRMAN OF MISSILE

DEFENSE ADVOCACY ALLIANCE.

HE STARTED THE

ORGANIZATION IN 2002 TO

BOOST THE UNITED STATES

MISSILE DEFENSE PROGRAM

AND MAKE IT SAFER FOR ALL

AMERICANS.

IT IS ABOUT BEING ON A

TEAM TO WIN.

Reporter: IF HIS NAME

SOUNDS FAMILIAR, THAT'S

BECAUSE HE WAS A STANDOUT

LINEBACKER AT THE

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN

CALIFORNIA AND WAS LATER

DRAFTED BY THE SAN

FRANCISCO 49ers.

EVEN THOUGH IT HAS BEEN

MORE THAN A DECADE SINCE

HE CLAIMED HIS THIRD SUPER

BOWL RING, HE IS STILL

MAKING A CAREER ON

DEFENSE, WITH

ANTI-BALLISTIC MISSILE

DEFENSE.

HE SAYS TODAY THE U.S. HAS

MAINTAINED IT IS ABLE TO

PROTECT ALL 50 STATES FROM

NORTH KOREA.

WE ARE ASSURED BY THE

NORTHCOM, GENERAL LOREN

ROBINSON, HAS VALIDATED

THAT IN CONGRESS.

WE HAVE HAD OVER 54

INTERCEPTS OF HIT TO KILL

INTERCEPTS, WHICH MEANS A

BILLION OBULLET ON A BULLET.

Reporter: HE POINTS

OUT INTERCEPTORS ARE

ALREADY IN PLACE AT BASES

IN CALIFORNIA.

MEANWHILE, TOP MILITARY

COMMANDERS TOLD THE ARMED

SERVICES COMMITTEE THAT WE

NEED MORE.

I BELIEVE THAT ACROSS

THE RANGE OF INTEGRATED

AIR MISSILE DEFENSE,

I.M.D., THAT WE CAN AND

NEED TO DO MORE.

I BELIEVE THAT THE

INTERCEPTORS THAT WE HAVE

THAT DEFEND OUR HOMELAND

DIRECTLY IN ALASKA AND

CALIFORNIA ARE CRITICAL.

I HAVE SUGGESTED THAT WE

CONSIDER PUTTING

INTERCEPTORS IN HAWAII

THAT DEFEND HAWAII

DIRECTLY.

Reporter:

INTERCEPTORS TO KEEP THE

U.S. AHEAD OF THE GAME

WILL TAKE MONEY, MONEY NOT

YET ALLOCATED IN THE

BUDGET.

THE NEED, THOUGH, IS

REAL.

I BELIEVE WE MUST HAVE A

BUDGET AND WE MUST REPEAL

IT, OTHERWISE IT WILL PUT

US IN A VERYED BAD PLACE.

Eric: A VERY BAD

PLACE THAT COULD LEAVE THE

U.S. UNPROTECTED.

IN WASHINGTON, D.C., ERIC

GONZALES, CBN NEWS.

John: PAT, THE NORTH

KOREAN THREAT SEEMS TO

GROW BY THE DAY.

Pat: AGAIN, I HAVE

MENTIONED ON THIS PROGRAM

AND I'LL SAY IT AGAIN VERY

CLEARLY: THE MAJOR THET WE THREAT

WE ARE UNDER RIGHT NOW IS

WHAT IS CALLED AN

ELECTROMAGNETIC PULSE.

IT COULD LITERALLY FRY THE

GRID, FROM ONE END OF THE

COUNTRY TO THE OTHER.

AND ONE NUCLEAR BLAST

SOMEWHERE OVER CHICAGO, IN

THE LOW ATMOSPHERE, COULD

ACCOMPLISH THAT TASK.

LITERALLY SHUT DOWN OUR

ELECTRIC GRID.

AND IF THAT HAPPENS, I

MEAN, JUST IMAGINE, YOUR

CAR WOULDN'T RUN.

YOUR REFRIGERATOR WOULDN'T

KEEP YOUR FOOD COLD.

THE TRUCKS WOULDN'T WORK

AND THE AIRPLANES WOULDN'T

FLY.

IT WOULD SHUT DOWN THE

ENTIRE UNITED STATES.

AND I DON'T THINK WE'RE

SPENDING MUCH MONEY ON

THAT.

WE NEED TO HARDEN THE

ELECTRICAL GRID, AND WE

CAN DO IT FOR JUST A FEW

BILLION DOLLARS.

WE'RE NOT TALKING ABOUT

HUGE SUMS.

BUT IT IS CRITICAL.

AGAIN, ONE MISSILE

LAUNCHED OVER THE POLE,

FROM CAREE KOREA OVER CHICAGO --

ONE MISSILE COULD

ACCOMPLISH THE ELECTRONIC

PULSE.

THIS IS VERY CRITICAL.

IT IS SOMETHING THAT MUST

BE ADDRESSED.

JOHN, WHAT IS NEXT?

John: PAT, ONE OF

PRESIDENT TRUMP'S CLOSEST

EVANGELICAL ADVISORS HAS A

PLAN FOR IMMIGRATION

REFORM THAT HE SAYS COULD

BE THE ONE.

THE INITIATIVE FALLS SHORT

OF FULL CITIZENSHIP.

REVEREND SAMUEL RODRIGUEZ

BELIEVES THAT COULD HELP

IT WIN APPROVAL WITHIN THE

POWERFUL HOUSE FREEDOM

CAUCUS.

SO WHAT DO WE DO?

WE LEGALIZE THEM BY GIVING

THEM PERMANENT RESIDENCY,

AS LONG AS THEY'RE NOT

DEPENDENT ON GOVERNMENT

AND SUBSIDIES.

WE LEGALIZE THEM.

NOT CITIZENSHIP, BUT

PERMANENT RESIDENCY.

John: RODRIGUEZ SAYS

A WILLING WHITE HOUSE AND

A REPUBLICAN-CONTROLLED

CONGRESS COULD MAKE IT

HAPPEN THIS YEAR.

HE ALSO SAYS THAT HIS

NETWORK'S 40,000 CHURCHES

ARE ON BOARD WITH THE

PLAN.

> WELL, PRESIDENT TRUMP

IS STILL CONSIDERING

MOVING THE U.S. EMBASSY IN

ISRAEL FROM TEL AVIV TO

JERUSALEM, DESPITE ISRAELI

MEDIA REPORTS THAT THE

PRESIDENT HAD CHANGED HIS

MIND ABOUT MAKING THE

MOVE.

THE SENIOR WHITE HOUSE

OFFICIAL SAYS TRUMP HAS

NOT YET MADE A DECISION

EITHER WAY.

CBN NEWS WHITE HOUSE

CORRESPONDENT JENNIFER

WISHON ASKED IF WARNINGS

FROM TURKEY'S PRESIDENT

NOT TO MOVE THE EMBASSY

ARE INFLUENCING HIS

DECISION.

Jennifer: DID THAT

WARNING AND WARNING FROM

OTHER ARAB LEADERS PLAY

INTO HIS DECISION AS HE IS

CONSIDERING THIS MOVE?

I'M NOT GOING TO GET

INTO THE DECISION-MAKING

PROCESS HERE.

ALL I CAN TELL UH-HUH IS YOU IS HE

IS STILL REVIEWING IT.

John: AND PRESIDENT

TRUMP TRAVELS TO ISRAEL

LATER THIS MONTH AS

ISRAELIS WILL BE

CELEBRATING THEIR 50th

ANNIVERSARY OF THE VICTORY

OF THE SIX-DAY WAR.

Pat: I KNOW HE IS

GETTING CLOSE TO JORDAN,

AND I DON'T THINK ERDOGAN

HAS INFLUENCE OVER OUR

DECISIONS.

LET'S FACE IT, JERUSALEM

IS THE CAPITAL OF ISRAEL.

THEY'RE NOT GOING TO GIVE

IT UP.

THE LAST FIGHT MAY TAKE

PLACE BETWEEN ALL OF THE

POWERS WILL BE OVER

JERUSALEM.

ISRAEL IS NOT GOING TO

SURRENDER ITS CAPITAL.

IT IS THE ETERNAL CAPITAL

OF ISRAEL.

IT IS HIGH TIME THE UNITED

STATES PUTS ITS EMBASSY

THERE.

THE CAPITAL OF ISRAEL IS

JERUSALEM, NOT TEL AVIV.

I MET A COUPLE OF TIMES

WITH YASSER ARAFAT, AND I

KNOW WHAT THE ARABS WANT

AND THE PALESTINIANS WANT,

BUT THE ISRAELIS ARE NOT

GOING TO GIVE IT TO THEM.

THEY WANT HALF OF

JERUSALEM AS THEIR CAPITAL

OF A NEW PALESTINIAN

STATE.

AND THE ISRAELIS AREN'T

GOING TO GIVE IT UP.

WE'RE LOOKING AT A WAR IF

THAT HAPPENS.

AND I THINK IT IS HIGH

TIME THE UNITED STATES PUT

ITS WEIGHT BEHIND THE FACT

THAT THIS IS THEIR

CAPITAL, AND MOVE THE

EMBASSY TO JERUSALEM AND

LET THE WORLD KNOW THAT WE

RECOGNIZE THAT THIS IS

THEIR CAPITAL.

THE BEST WAY TO AVOID A

WAR IS TO LET YOUR

INTENTIONS BE MADE CRYSTAL

CLEAR AND THEN BACK IT UP

WITH FORCE.

THE BEST WAY TO HAVE A WAR

IS TO BE WEAK AND

VACILLATING.

SO THAT'S OUR CHOICE.

AND I JUST THINK IT HAS

GOT TO BE DONE.

AND BESIDES THAT, TRUMP

PROMISED.

AND HE HAS AN AMBASSADOR

WHO IS VERY PRO-ISRAEL AND

WANTS TO MOVE THE EMBASSY.

IT SHOULD BE DONE.

IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN DONE

YEARS AGO.

Wendy: AND THE PRIME

MINISTER, BENJAMIN

NETANYAHU, HE WANTS THIS

TO HAPPEN.

Pat: OF COURSE HE

DOES.

WENDY, YOU'VE BEEN OVER

THERE, AND I'VE BEEN OVER

THERE, AND ALL OF THE

GOVERNMENT BUILDINGS ARE

NOW IN JERUSALEM.

JERUSALEM IS THEIR ETERNAL

CAPITAL.

IT IS NOT TEL AVIV.

Wendy: BUT YOU WONDER

IF THE ISRAELIS WANT IT TO

HAPPEN BECAUSE, LIKE YOU

SAID, ALL HELL WILL BREAK

LOSE.

Pat: WELL, IT DOESN'T

HAVE TO.

WHAT ARE THEY GOING TO DO,

HAVE ANOTHER INTIFADA?

THEY'RE NOT GOING TO COME

TO WAR WITH ANYBODY

BECAUSE WE MOVE OUR

EMBASSY.

Wendy: IF THERE IS

EVER A U.S. PRESIDENT THAT

COULD DO IT AND WILL DO

IT, IT WOULD BE PRESIDENT

TRUMP.

Pat: IT IS OVERDUE.

THE BEST WAY TO AVOID WAR

IS TO BE STRONG.

PEACE THROUGH STRENGTH.

AND DON'T VACILLATE.

WE WENT TO WAR IN KOREA

BECAUSE WE VACILLATED.

WE SENT A SIGNAL WE DON'T

WANT KOREA.

AND THE COMMUNISTS SAID,

OKAY, YOU DON'T WANT IT,

WE'LL TAKE IT.

AND THE NEXT THING YOU

KNOW, A GUY LIKE ME, I'M

OVER IN KOREA, FREEZING

COLD, BECAUSE WE HAVE A

WAR IN KOREA.

WE WOULDN'T HAVE HAD A WAR

IF WE SAID THIS IS PART OF

OUR PERIMETER.

AND WE SENT GILLESPIE OVER

TO TALK TO SADDAM HUSSEIN

AND SAID, BASICALLY, YOU

CAN MOVE, IF YOU WANT TO,

TOWARD THE GULF STATES,

AND WE'RE NOT GOING TO DO

ANYTHING ABOUT IT.

AND HE SAID, I BELIEVE

YOU.

AND THE THEN THING YOU

KNOW, WTHEN THE NEXT THINGYOU KNOW, WE HAV E THE GULF

WAR.

MR. PRESIDENT, GET WITH IT

AND DO IT.

WENDY?

Wendy: AMEN.

> COMING UP, THE STORY

BEHIND THIS ICONIC

PHOTOGRAPH.

MEET THE MAN WHO TOOK THIS

PICTURE.

HEAR HOW IT MADE HIS

CAREER AND HOW IT CHANGED

HIS LIFE.

THAT'S NEXT.

Pat: WELCOME BACK.

YOU'RE WATCHING "THE 700

CLUB."

WHAT A WONDERFUL DAY.

IT'S A WONDERFUL DAY TO BE

ALIVE.

AND YOU JUST NEED TO THANK

GOD.

TODAY IS THE LORD HATH

MADE, AND WE REJOICE AND

ARE GLAD IN IT.

THAT'S WHAT THE BIBLE

SAYS.

IT IS PROBABLY THE MOST

ENDURING IMAGE FROM THE

ARAB-ISRAELI SIX-DAY WAR

FROM 1967.

IT IS A PICTURE OF THREE

PAPARATROOPERS ON WHAT IS

CALLED THE WESTERN WALL.

THE PHOTOGRAPHER, WHO

PASSED AWAY A FEW MONTHS

AGO, TOOK THAT SHOT.

NOT LONG BEFORE HIS DEATH,

RUBINGER GAVE CHRIS

MITCHELL THE STORY BEHIND

THE HISTORIC PHOTO.

Chris: FOR MORE THAN

SEVEN DECADES, DAVID

RUBINGER CHRONICLED THE

HISTORY OF ISRAEL.

FROM THE 1947 U.N. VOTE

FOR PARTITION, PAVING THE

WAY FOR THE JEWISH STATE

TO MANY OF ITS LEADERS,

LIKE DAVI DAVID BEN-GURION.

I WAS VERY LUCKY

BECAUSE I HAPPENED TO HAVE

A PROFESSION THAT

COINCIDED WITH THE

CREATION OF THE STATE.

IT GAVE ME THE CHANCE THAT

VERY FEW PHOTOGRAPHERS

HAVE TO COVER A STORY FROM

"A" TO "Z."

Chris: THE FAMOUS

PHOTOGRAPH CAME IN 1967,

DURING THE BATTLE FOR

JERUSALEM.

TELL US ABOUT THE PICTURE

THAT HAS BECOME AN ICON IN

ISRAELI HISTORY.

THE NIGHT BEFORE, I WAS

IN SINAI.

I WAS WITH A BRIGADE.

AND I HEARD ON THE RADIO,

IT HAD MENTIONED ABOUT

JERUSALEM.

THE HELICOPTER CAME DOWN

TO PICK UP SOME WOUNDEDED.

SOMEBODY ASKED ME.

Chris: IN THE MIDST

OF THE SIX-DAY WAR,

RUBINGER FLEW TO

BEERSHEBA, AND THEN HE

DROVE TO JERUSALEM,

STOPPED FOR A QUICK VISIT

WITH FAMILY, AND HEADED

STRAIGHT TO THE WESTERN

WALL.

HE ARRIVED HERE JUST

MINUTES AF AFTER THE

PARATROOPERS CAPTURED THE

CITY.

AND THE WALL WAS CROWDED.

THE TO GET A BETTER PERS

PEAK, HE GOT DOWN ON THE

GROUND AND HE BEGAN TO

SHOOT.

I WAS LYING ON THE

GROUND AND SHOOTING, AND

THESE THREE SOLDIERS JUST

WALKED BY.

I GOT THREE FRAMES, NEARLY

IDENTICAL.

Chris: HIS PHOTO NOT

ONLY CAPTURED THE HERO

WILISMOF THE PARATROOPERS, BUT

ALWAYS THE END OF THE

DREAM OF THE JEWISH PEOPLE

TO RETURN TO JERUSALEM.

BUT HE PREFERRED HIS PHOTO

OF RABBI BE GORIN RIDING

HERE.

AND THEN IN 1967 TERMS, IT

WENT VIRAL.

IT WENT FOR TWO LITRES,

TWO POUNDS, WHICH IS THE

EQUIVALENT OF 20 CENTS

TODAY.

AND ANYBODY COULD BUY IT.

I WAS MAD, HOPPING MAD.

Chris: YEARS LATER,

RUBINGER CHANGED HIS MIND.

I'M NOW THANKFUL FOR IT

BECAUSE IT SORT OF MADE MY

CAREER, THAT ONE PICTURE.

Chris: THAT DAY ALSO

CHANGED HIS LIFE, LEADING

TO A WAVE OF EMOTION.

THE CRYING WAS A RESULT

OF THE THREE WEEKS THAT

PRECEDED THIS MOMENT.

THERE WAS THAT MOOD OF

FACING DOOM, DOOMSDAY.

EVERYBODY THOUGHT, MAYBE

WE'LL WIN, BUT IT WILL

COST THOUSANDS.

Chris: INSTEAD, HE

SAID THE SIX-DAY WAR WAS

LIKE LIFE FROM THE DEAD.

IF YOU'RE ABOUT TO DIE

OR YOU THINK YOUR CHANCES

OF SURVIVAL ARE VERY, VERY

LOW, AND SUDDENLY YOU'RE

NOT ONLY ALIVE, BUT ISRAEL

IS FIVE TIMES ITS SIZE,

YOU'VE BEATEN ALL OF THE

ARMIES, THE WHOLE WORLD

ADMIRERS YOU, YOU BURST

OUT DYING.

Chris: RUBINGER DIED

JUST A FEW MONTHS BEFORE

THE 50th ANNIVERSARY OF

HIS FAMOUS PHOTO.

HE FELT VERY SPECIAL ABOUT

THE COUNTRY HE FOLLOWED

WITH HIS CAMERA.

I THINK IT IS

UNPRECEDENTED IN HISTORY,

THAT PEOPLE DID IN SIX

YEARS WHAT THIS COUNTRY

DID IN SIX YEARS.

FROM 600,000 PEOPLE IN

1948 TO SEVEN MILLION.

SO WITH ALL OF MY

MISGIVINGS ABOUT WHAT IS

HAPPENING NOW, IN THE

HISTORIC VIEW, I THINK

THERE IS VERY LITTLE

PRECEDENTS IN HISTORY AT

ALL THAT CAN COMPARE TO

IT.

Chris: CHRIS

MITCHELL, CBN NEWS, THE

WESTERN WALL, JERUSALEM.

Pat: IT IS HARD TO

PUT YOURSELF IN THE PLACE

OF SOMEBODY WHO WAS LIVING

DURING 1967, AND IT LOOKED

LIKE ISRAEL WAS FACING

ANNIHILATION.

ABSOLUTELY OVERWHELMING

ODDS AGAINST THEMMENT AND THEM.

AND THAT SMALL GROUP BEGAN

TO FIGHT, AND THEY OUT

FOUGHT, OUT-FLEW,

OUT-BATTLED THE ARMIES

AGAINST THEM AND THEY

PREVAILED.

IT WAS AN EXTRAORDINARY

VICTORY.

Wendy: IT IS A STORY

THAT DESERVES ITS OWN

MOVIE.

SPEAKING OF THAT, CBN HAS

PRODUCED A NEW FILM ABOUT

THE SIX-DAY WAR, JUST IN

TIME FOR THE 50th

ANNIVERSARY.

IT IS CALLED "IN OUR

HANDS: THE BATTLE FOR

JERUSALEM."

IT HITS THEATERS MAY

23rd FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY.

JUST GO TO

inourhands1967.com TO

PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS.

AND WHILE YOU'RE AT THE

WEBSITE, BE SURE TO CHECK

OUT THE NEW TRAILER FOR

THE MOVIE.

IT IS AMAZING.

THAT'S GUCH I inourhands

inourhands1967.com.

> UP NEXT, A WOMAN WITH

SEVERE KNEE PAIN GETS AN

INSTANTANEOUS SHOCK.

MY PAIN LEVEL BEFORE I

HEARD THE WORD OF

ACKNOWLEDGE WAS A 10 PLUS.

MY PAIN LEVEL AFTER THE

WORD OF KNOWLEDGE WAS AN

ABSOLUTE ZERO.

Wendy: WHAT HAPPENED

TO THIS WOMAN CAN HAPPEN

TO YOU, TOO.

SO STAY TUNED.

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK TO

PRAY AFTER THIS.

Pat: JUST A QUICK

WORD FROM REGENT.

WE JUST HAD THE GREATEST

GRADUATION IN HISTORY.

LET'S SEE, 1,920

GRADUATES.

BUT, LOOK, REGENT IS

ENROLLING NOW FOR THE

SUMMER AND ALSO FOR THE

FALL.

THIS IS THE FASTEST

GROWING UNIVERSITY IN

AMERICA.

128 DIFFERENT AREAS OF

STUDY.

THERE IS A NEW ONE IN

CYBER-SECURITY, AND ALSO

MAJOR PROGRAMS IN NURSING,

WHERE A NURSE CAN GO FROM

R.N. TO BACHELOR OF SINUS

SCIENCE IN NURSING.

AND HERE IS THE NUMBER TO

CALL.

IT IS ON YOUR SCREEN

THERE: 1-866-980-7615.

IT'S RIGHT THERE ON YOUR

SCREEN.

AND YOU CAN CALL, AND

THEY'RE ENROLLING AT THIS

VERY MOMENT, AS WE SPEAK.

AMERICA'S PREIMMINENT

CHRISTIAN GRADUATE

UNIVERSITY.

Wendy: ENROLLING

EVERY DAY.

Pat: SETTING RECORDS.

IN ONE MONTH'S TIME THEY

WILL ENROLL 700 OR 800

PEOPLE.

PEOPLE WANT THESE

WONDERFUL COURSES.

AND THEY CAN TAKE THEM

ONLINE OR COME TO CAMPUS.

Wendy: CHRISTIAN

LEADERSHIP TO CHANGE THE

WORLD.

> CHANGING GEARS, AS A

STOCK CLERK, CHRIS LOWEE

NEEDS MOBILITY TO DO HER

JOB.

MAKES SENSE. BUT A COUPLE

OF YEARS AGO, CHRIS WAS IN

PAIN WITH EVERY STEP SHE

TOOK.

STILL, SHE RESISTED GOING

TO THE DOCTOR.

INSTEAD, SHE PRAYED FOR

HER HEALING.

Reporter: IN

APRIL 2015, CHRIS LOWEE

WAS AT HER JOB AS A

STOCKER IN A RETAIL STORE,

WHEN SHE FELT SOMETHING GO

WRONG IN HER KNEE.

I WAS JUST WALKING, AND

ALL OF A SUDDEN MY LEFT

LEG TWISTED INWARD AND I

STEPPED DOWN.

AND IMMEDIATELY I HEARD A

SOUND THAT DID NOT SOUND

NORMAL.

LIKE A CRRRR SOUND, AND

IMMEDIATELY THERE WAS

SEVERE PAIN IN THIS AREA

OF MY KNEE.

Reporter: BY THE NEXT

DAY, CHRIS COULD BARELY

WALK.

LIKE A NAUSEATING PAIN.

IT WAS JUST UNREAL BECAUSE

EVERY STEP I TOOK, IT JUST

THROBD.

THROBBED.

Reporter: SHE

CONTINUED WORKING, BUT

TOOK OVER-THE-COUNTER PAIN

MEDICINE TO MAKE IT

THROUGH HER SHIFT.

SOMETIMES I HAVE TO

STOCK STUFF ON THE BOTTOM

OF THE SHELF.

I WOULD HAVE TO SIT DOWN

ON THE FLOOR, USE MY HANDS

TO BRACE, AND GET DOWN ON

THE FLOOR.

AND SOMETIMES I WOULD HAVE

TO SAY TO AN EMPLOYEE,

HEY, CAN YOU HELP ME GET

OFF THE FLOOR?

Reporter: AT HOME,

HER HUSBAND, DARYL, HELPED

TAKE CARE OF THE HOUSE

WHILE CHRIS RESTED HER

KNEE.

SHE KEPT PUTTING OFF

GETTING MEDICAL ATTENTION.

MY WORST-CASE SCENARIO

WAS, AM I GOING TO HAVE TO

GO TO A DOCTOR?

AM I GOING TO HAVE TO GO

HAVE SURGERY?

I KEPT THINKING, LORD, IS

THIS THE DAY I CALL?

NO, I'M NOT GOING TO.

I'M NOT.

I JUST DIDN'T WANT TO GO

THROUGH THAT.

I WAS AFRAID.

Reporter: INSTEAD,

SHE PRAYED FOR HEALING.

I KEPT SAYING, LORD, I

KNOW YOU ARE GOING TO TAKE

CARE OF THIS.

I KNOW YOU ARE.

AND I'M GOING TO KEEP

BANGING ON THE DOOR AND

BANGING ON THE DOOR UNTIL

YOU ANSWER BECAUSE I

BELIEVED THAT GOD WAS

GOING TO TAKE CARE OF THIS

THING ONE WAY OR THE

OTHER.

I JUST REALLY DID.

Reporter: AND LIKE

SHE HAD BEEN DOING FOR

YEARS, CHRIS WATCHED "THE

700 CLUB" ALMOST EVERY

DAY.

WHEN I WOULD WATCH THEM

PRAY, I WOULD SAY, LORD,

WHERE ARE THEY GOING TO

MENTION ME.

BECAUSE I JUST KNOW YOU

ARE GOING TO HEAL ME.

I JUST KNOW YOU ARE.

Reporter: JUST TWO

MONTHS AFTER HER INJURY,

CHRIS WAS LISTENING IN AS

PAT AND WENDY PRAYED.

Wendy: THERE IS

SOMEBODY, YOU HAVE

SOMETHING TORN IN YOUR

KNEE, AND IT IS VERY

PAINFUL, AND GOD IS

HEALING YOU RIGHT NOW.

JUST RECEIVE IT.

I SAID, YES, LORD, THIS

IS MINE.

I'M CLAIMING IT NOW.

MY PAIN LEVEL BEFORE I

HEARD THE WORD OF

KNOWLEDGE WAS A 10 PLUS.

MY PAIN LEVEL AFTER THE

WORD OF KNOWLEDGE WAS AN

ABSOLUTE ZERO.

I GOT UP AND I WENT FROM

THE LIVING ROOM TO THE

KITCHEN AND WENT UP AND

DOWN THE BASEMENT STEPS.

AND I KNEW.

AND I KNEW.

I HAD NO DOUBT IN MY MIND.

Reporter: THE NEXT

DAY SHE WORKED HER WHOLE

SHIFT WITH NO PAIN, AND

HASN'T THAT ANY TROUBLE

SINCE.

I HONESTLY THINK MY

KNEE EVEN FEELS BETTER

THAN IT DID BEFORE I HAD

THE INJURY.

I CAN DO ANYTHING.

I CAN TOTALLY BEND IT,

TOTALLY DO STAIRS,

ANYTHING.

Reporter: SHE SAYS

HEALING CAME THROUGH

PRAYER AND A LITTLE FAITH.

IF YOU JUST HAVE FAITH

THE SIZE OF A GRAIN OF

MUSTARD SEED, YOU CAN SAY

TO THIS MOUNTAIN, MOVE.

THIS WAS A MOUNTAIN ON MY

KNEE THAT NEEDED TO MOVE,

AND GOD DID THAT.

Wendy: THIS WAS A

MOUNTAIN ON MY KNEE AND I

COMMANDED IT TO MOVE, AND

GOD DID IT.

WE HAVE SOME PRAISE

REPORTS.

DO YOU HAVE ONE?

Pat: I HAVE ONE,

WENDY.

THIS IS FROM SHARONTO WHO SHARON WHO

LIVES IN TENNESSEE.

SHE HAD AN M.R.I., WHERE

DOCTORS FOUND A MASS.

SHE CALLED OUR PRAYER

CENTER AND SAID, WILL YOU

PRAY FOR ME.

SHE RETURNED TO THE DOCTOR

AND THE MASS WAS GONE AND

THERE WAS A CLEAN BILL OF

HEALTH.

Wendy: HERE IS ONE

FROM SYLVIA.

SHE WAS CALLING FOR THE

HEALING OF HER TWO AND A

HALF-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER

FROM STAGE FOUR CANCER.

HER DAUGHTER HAS BEEN

MIRACULOUSLY HEALED.

AMEN.

THERE IS NOTHING TOO HARD

FOR GOD.

Pat: WE HAVE PEOPLE

ON THESE PHONES WHO REALLY

BELIEVE GOD.

AND THEY HAVE SEEN

THOUSANDS OF HEALINGS.

THEY PRAY FOR PEOPLE.

THEY CALL IN, AND THESE

PEOPLE DON'T JUST SAY, OH,

YEAH, WE'LL WRITE THAT

DOWN.

THEY SAY, LET'S PRAY

TOGETHER.

NOW WENDY AND I ARE GOING

TO HOLD ON RIGHT NOW FOR

YOU.

NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE WITH

GOD.

FATHER, I PRAY WITH MY

DEAR SISTER, AND WE ASK,

LORD, IN JESUS' NAME, THAT

YOU MAY REACH OUT TO THE

PEOPLE IN THIS AUDIENCE

AND HEAL THEM.

SOMEBODY HAS A MITRAL

VALVE PROLAPSE IN YOUR

HEART.

YOU HAVE ALMOST NO ENERGY,

AND YOU REALLY HAVEN'T HAD

IT DIAGNOSED PROPERLY.

RIGHT NOW IN THE NAME OF

JESUS, YOU'LL FEEL LIKE A

BOLT OF ELECTRICITY IN

YOUR HEART, AND YOU ARE

HEALED IN THE NAME OF

JESUS.

Wendy: LORD.

THANK YOU.

YOU ARE HEALING AND

TOUCHING PEOPLE RIGHT NOW

WITH TUMORS AND CYSTS.

WE DECLARE THAT EVERY EVIL

TUMOR WILL MELT IN THE

MIGHTY NAME OF GOD.

Pat: THERE IS MUN SOMEONE

WITH A GROWTH IN THE BACK

OF YOUR THROAT.

IT IS NOT CANCER, BUT IT

IS KIND OF LIKE A BENIGN

GROWTH.

RIGHT NOW TOUCH YOUR NECK,

AND THE LORD IS HEALING

THAT.

IT IS GOING DOWN NOW AS WE

SPEAK.

Wendy: PEOPLE THAT

HAVE BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH

FIBROMYALGIA, WITH CHRONIC

FATIGUE, THAT IS A

SPIRITUAL PROBLEM MOST OF

THE TIME.

START PRAISING GOD.

ED GOD IGOD IS GOING TO DELIVER

YOU AS YOU WORSHIP AND

THANK HIM.

RIGHT NOW THAT SPIRIT WILL

LEAVE IN JESUS' NAME.

Pat: THERE ARE A

NUMBER OF PEOPLE WHO ARE

GRIPPED BY A SPIRIT OF

FEAR.

YOU'RE AFRAID OF

EVERYTHING.

YOU'RE AFRAID TO GO OUT.

AFRAID TO TALK TO PEOPLE.

AFRAID OF YOUR FUTURE.

AFRAID OF YOUR JOB.

AFRAID OF EVERYTHING.

IN THE NAME OF JESUS, WE

BIND THE SPIRIT OF FEAR

AND WE CAST IT FORTH IN

JESUS' NAME.

AND NOW MAY THE ANOINTING

OF THE LORD TOUCH THOSE IN

THIS AUDIENCE WHO ARE

PRAYING.

MAY THE POWER OF GOD TOUCH

YOU.

MAY YOU KNOW HIS TOUCH IN

JESUS' NAME.

AMEN AND AMEN.

Wendy: AMEN.

Pat: TAKE IT AND

THANK THE LORD AND PRAISE

HIM FOR IT, AND RECEIVE

WHAT HAS BEEN GIVEN TO

YOU.

AT THE SAME TIME, IT

DOESN'T HURT FOR YOU TO

GIVE US A CALL.

WE LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU

AND WE LIKE TO SHARE THESE

ANSWERS TO PRAYER.

AND WE HAVE THOUSANDS OF

ANSWERS TO PRAYER.

AND YOURS CAN BE ONE TO

MAKE EVERYBODY HAPPY.

SO PLEASE CALL.

THE TELEPHONE NUMBER IS

TOLL-FREE: 1-800-700-7000.

AND IF YOU NEED FURTHER

PRAYER, SOMEBODY IS THERE

TO PRAY FOR YOU.

Wendy: WE LOVE TO

HEAR THESE GOOD REPORTS.

VERY EXCITING.

> STILL AHEAD, A

9-YEAR-OLD WHO PLAYED WITH

FIRE AND GOT BURNED OVER

100% OF HIS BODY.

IT WOULD REQUIRE DOZENS

OF SURGERIES.

IT WOULD REQUIRE

AMPUTATION.

AND I LOOKED UP AT MY MOM,

AND I SAY, MOM, AM I GOING

TO DIE?

Wendy: HEAR HIS

INSPIRING MESSAGE OF

TRIUMPH OVER TRAGEDY.

THAT'S LATER ON TODAY'S

SHOW.

Efrem: AMERICAN

WELCOMAND WELCOMEBACK TO "THE 700 CLUB."

THE CHRISTIAN BAKE CERGS BAKERS IN

NORTHERN IRELAND HAVE HAD

A POSITIVE SURPRISE.

THEIR PROFITS HAVE GONE

UP.

IT HAS LEFT THEM WITH

PROFITS OF $1.5 MILLION IN

2016, COMPARED TO

1.3 MILLION IN 2015.

THE BAKERS WERE ORIGINALLY

FOUND GUILTY OF

DISCRIMINATION FOR

REFUSING TO MAKE A CAKE

WITH A MESSAGE ON IT THAT

SAID, "SUPPORT GAY

MARRIAGE."

BUT THE BATTLE IS NOT

OVER.

THE CHRISTIAN INSTITUTE

REPORTS THAT THE IRELAND

SUPREME COURT WILL HEAR

THAT CASE IN OCTOBER.

> A NIGHT OF SO SOLEMN

REMEMBRANCE FOR THE

PERSECUTED CHURCH IN

WASHINGTON ON WEDNESDAY.

MORE THAN 600 BELIEVERS

FROM 130 NATIONS CAME TO

THE WORLD SUMMIT TO DEFEND

PERSECUTED CHRISTIANS.

THEY CAME FROM ALL

BRANCHES OF THE CHRISTIAN

FAITH AND ALL POINTS OF

THE GLOBE.

EVANGELIST FRANKLIN GRAHAM

ENCOURAGED THE CROWD TO

SUPPORT AND DEFEND THE

PERSECUTED, BUT ABOVE ALL

TO PRAY.

THE SUMMIT IS GIVING

PERSECUTED CHRISTIANS AN

OPPORTUNITY TO SHARE THEIR

STRUGGLES, AND GIVE THOSE

IN THE FREE WORLD THE

OPPORTUNITY TO HEAR THEIR

PAIN AND MINISTER TO THEM

THE LOVE OF GOD.

WE'LL HAVE A FULL REPORT

ON FRIDAY'S "700 CLUB."

YOU CAN ALSO GET DAILY

REPORTS ON THE SUMMIT, AND

ALWAYS GET THE LATEST,

FROM CBN NEWS BY GOING TO

OUR WEBSITE AT

cbnnews.com.

PAT AND WENDY ARE BACK

WITH MUCH MORE OF "700

CLUB INTERACTIVE."

IT IS COMING UP RIGHT

AFTER THIS.

*

Pat: WELL, THIS IS

"THE 700 CLUB."

WE'RE SO HAPPY TO HAVE YOU

WITH US.

WENDY IS HERE WITH ME.

WE'RE GOING TO BE

INTERVIEWING A VERY

SPECIAL GUEST THAT SHE

KNOWS ABOUT, BUT FIRST I

WANT TO TELL YOU ABOUT

PASTOR RON HAMMOND.

HE HAD A CHURCH THAT WAS

SO BROKE, IT WAS ABOUT TO

CLOSE ITS DOORS.

TODAY RON HAMMOND'S CHURCH

IS FLOURISHING WITH

MINISTRIES AROUND THE

WORLD.

HE SHARES THE SECRET TO

THIS AMAZING TURNAROUND.

WATCH THIS.

Andrew: GOLDEN

TRIANGLE CHURCH ON THE

ROCK IS A POPULAR PLACE ON

SUNDAY MORNING.

BUT WHEN PASTOR RON

HAMMOND FIRST CAME HERE IN

1988, THE CHURCH WAS IN

$800,000 OF DEBT AND ABOUT

TO CLOSE ITS DOORS.

ALL OF A SUDDEN WITH

THE OIL CRASH, PEOPLE

BEGAN TO LOSE THEIR JOBS,

LOSE THEIR INCOMES.

IT WAS JUST A MATTER OF

ECONOMIC DOWNTURN THAT

JUST COULD NOT FIND A

PLACE TO GET A FOOT HOLD

TO START CLIMBING BACK UP.

I KNEW THAT WE NEEDED TO

PARTICIPATE WITH GOD AND

THE MIRACLE THAT WE

NEEDED.

Andrew: AS RON PRAYED

FOR DIRECTION ON THE

CHURCH'S FUTURE, HE MADE A

PROMISE TO GOD.

I SAID, LORD, IF YOU'LL

JUST GIVE US SOME MONEY,

LORD THE FIRST MONEY WE

GET I'M GOING TO GIVE AN

OFFERING TO CBN, LIKE SEED

IN THE GROUND, THE BEST

GROUND THAT I OF, WHICH

WAS CBN, "THE 700 CLUB."

Andrew: LATER THAT

DAY, THE CHURCH SECRETARY

FOUND SOME MONEY IN THE

BACK OF THE CHURCH SAFE.

SO I TOOK THAT AND I

SENT $25 TO CBN.

WE, THE CHURCH OF THE

LIVING GOD -- WE BELIEVE

GOD IS GOING TO HELP US.

Andrew: PASTOR RON

ENCOURAGED THE

CONGREGATION TO BELIEVE

FOR A MIRACLE.

SIX MONTHS LATER, THE

CHURCH WAS OUT OF DEBT.

AS THEY BEGAN TO GIVE,

THE MIRACLE OF GOD BEGAN

TO HAPPEN.

MORE MONEY BEGAN TO POUR

INTO THEIR LIVES, AS THEY

CONTINUED TO BE FAITHFUL.

IN SIX MONTHS, OUR DEBT

HAD BEEN PAID.

Andrew: SINCE THAT

TIME, THE CHURCH HAS GROWN

SUBSTANTIALLY.

NOW THEIR WORK CAN BE SEEN

AROUND THE WORLD.

PASTOR HAMMOND CREDITS

THAT CHANGE TO GIVING TO

CBN.

DECIDING TO PARTNER

WITH CBN WAS A TURNING

POINT IN OUR CHURCH.

LOOKING BACK, THAT'S WHEN

THINGS CHANGED.

AND TODAY, AS WE SIT HERE,

WE NOW HAVE CHURCHES,

ORPHANAGES, MEDICAL

CLINICS, FEEDING CENTERS,

SCHOOLS, PREACHING POINTS

IN COUNTRY AFTER COUNTRY

AFTER COUNTRY.

AND I LINK IT AS A DIRECT

RESULT OF THAT INITIALLED

SEED.

CBN IS FERTILE SOIL.

THEY HAVE BEEN GIVEN A

RESPONSIBILITY, AND THEY

ARE DOING THEIR JOB, NOT

ONLY TO MEET NEEDS AROUND

THE WORLD, BUT TO INVEST

IN PEOPLE'S ETERNITY.

Pat: WHAT A WONDERFUL

TESTIMONY.

WHAT A MARVELOUS MAN.

WE'RE SO THRILLED TO SEE

CHURCHES WHO LAY IN THE

PROMISES OF GOD, BELIEVE

GOD, AND STEP OUT IN

FAITH, AND GOD MEETS THEM.

THAT'S WHAT IS SO

WONDERFUL.

WE HAVE FOR THOSE WHO

SHARE WITH US SOMETHING

CALLED "MIRACLES."

EDDIEEDIE, OUR PRODUCER, SHE

HAD ALL OF THESE THINGS

PUT TOGETHER, TESTIMONIES,

THAT WE HAVE FILMED OVER

THE YEARS.

AND SCOTT ROSS AND I WERE

IN THE STUDIO, GIVING A

LITTLE TEACHING OF HOW

MIRACLES TAKE PLACE, AND

IT SEEMS TO HAVE TOUCHED

PEOPLE'S LIVES.

WE'LL GIVE YOU THIS AS OUR

GIFT TO YOU AS YOU SHARE

WITH US IN HELPING OTHERS.

AND PASTOR HAMMOND

COULDN'T HAVE SAID IT MORE

ELOQUENTLY, WHAT HE JUST

SAID, OF WHAT CAN HAPPEN

WHEN YOU SHARE WITH THE

THINGS OF GOD.

AND, AGAIN, WHAT'S IN YOUR

HAND?

WHATEVER IS THERE -- YOU

SAY, I HAVEN'T GOT A LOT

OF MONEY.

WELL, OKAY, HAVE YOU GOT

$10?

$5?

$1?

IF YOU GIVE IT TO THE

LORD, THINGS BEGIN TO BE

BLESSED AND YOU'LL BE

BLESSED.

WE'LL SEND YOU THIS,

"MIRACLES," OF HOW YOU CAN

HAVE MIRACLES IN YOUR

LIFE.

THE NUMBER IS

1-800-700-7000.

IT IS EASY TO REMEMBER.

WENDY?

Wendy: ALL RIGHTY.

YOU'VE HEARD THE SAYING,

IF YOU PLAY WITH FIRE,

YOU'RE GOING TO GET

BURNED.

THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT

HAPPENED TO JOHN O'LEARY

WHEN HE WAS A YOUNG BOY.

JUST MOMENTS AFTER

LIGHTING A MATCH, SHE WAS

BURNED OVER HIS ENTIRE

BODY.

AND SOON HE HAD TO MAKE A

LIFE-CHANGING CHOICE.

I HAD SEEN LITTLE BOYS

IN MY NEIGHBORHOOD PLAYING

WITH FIRE AND GASOLINE.

I ASSUMED IF THEY COULD DO

THIS, SO COULD I.

SO ON A SATURDAY MORNING,

WITH MOM AND DAD BOTH

GONE, I WALKED INTO THE

GARAGE, LIT A PIECE OF

CARDBOARD ON FIRE, AND

CAME OVER TO A FIVE GALLON

CAN OF GASOLINE.

THE PLAN WAS TO POUR A

TINY BIT ON THE FLAME.

Reporter: THE FUMES

CREATED A MASSIVE

EXPLOSION, LAUNCHING HIM

20 FEET TO THE OTHER SIDE

OF THE GARAGE.

HE WAS RUSHED TO THE

EMERGENCY ROOM, WHERE HIS

PARENTS MET HIM.

AND I LOOKED UP AT MY

MOM AND I SAY, MOM, AM I

GOING TO DIE?

WHEN I ASKED THE QUESTION,

I WAS LOOKING FOR HOPE.

I KNEW VERY QUICKLY

WHAT A SERIOUS CONDITION

THIS WAS.

I REALLY FEEL THAT IT WAS

PUT ON MY HEART, AND I

SAID, JOHN, DO YOU WANT TO

DIE?

SHE LOOKED ME IN THE

EYES FIRMLY AND SAYS, IT'S

YOUR CHOICE, IT'S NOT

MINE.

AND I SAID, MAMA, I DO NOT

WANT TO DIE.

I WANT TO LIVE.

AND HER RESPONSE WAS,

GOOD, BABY, GOOD.

THEN LOOK AT ME.

YOU TAKE THE HAND OF JESUS

AND YOU WALK THE JOURNEY

WITH HIM.

Reporter: JOHN HAS

BEEN ON THAT PANTHE PATH OF FAITH

EVER SINCE.

HE HAS OVERCOME CHALLENGES

TO LIVE WHERE HE CALLS A

RADICALLY-INSPIRED LIFE.

AND HE SAYS WE CAN ALL DO

THE SAME, AND IT STARTS

WITH A DECISION.

THIS CHOICE OF FREE

WILL, EVEN A LITTLE BIT OF

9 HAD, AND AT SOME CHOICE

YOU HAVE TO CHOOSE YOUR

PATH.

Reporter: FOR JOHN,

THE PATH WASN'T EASY.

I HAD BURNS ON 100% OF

MY BODY.

87% WERE THIRD DEGREE.

I WAS ON A TRACH.

MY LUNGS WERE DAMAGED.

IT WOULD REQUIRE DOZENS OF

SURGERIES.

IT WOULD REQUIRE

AMPUTATION.

WHAT MADE IT DURABLE WAS

MY FAITH IN GOD, THE LOVE

OF MY PARENTS, AND THE

COMMUNITY SHOWING UP DAY

AFTER DAY.

Reporter: JOHN MADE

IT HOME AFTER FIVE MONTHS

OF REHAB AND SURGERIES.

IT WAS THEN THAT HIS

REALIZED HIS CHOICE TO

LIVE MEANT BEING A VICTOR,

NOT A VICTIM.

HE REFLECTS ON WHERE HE

LEARNED TO PLAY "AMAZING

GRACE."

ONE OF THE THINGS I

THOUGHT IS, AT LEAST I

WON'T HAVE TO TAKE ANOTHER

PIANO LESSON AGAIN.

THE DOORBELL RANG, AND IT

WAS OUR PIANO TEACHER.

AND MY MOM SAYS, IT IS

YOUR LESSON.

AND I COULD NOT USE THE

EXCUSE.

Reporter: AND HE NOW

LEARNS ACCEPTANCE THROUGH

HIS SON.

MY LITTLE 4-YEAR-OLD

JACK WAS SHAVING NEXT TO

ME.

AND MY SHIRT WAS OFF, AND

I SAW HIM STARING AT MY

STOMACH.

MY STOMACH IS FULL OF BIG,

THICK, RED SCARS.

AND HE STARTED TRACKING

HIS FINGER ALONG ONE OF

THE SCARS.

AND HE LOOKS UP AND HE

SAYS, DAD, YOUR TUMMY IS

RED, BUMPY, AND RIDGY, AND

I LOVE IT.

AND I LOVE IT.

HE SAW WITHIN ME BEAUTY

THAT I WAS UNABLE TO SEE

WITHIN MYSELF.

WHICH IS ALSO THE LENS

CHRIST SEES US THROUGH.

Reporter: JOHN SAYS

LIVING A

RADICALLY-INSPIRED LIFE

ISN'T ABOUT FREEDOM FROM

SUFFERING, BUT SEEING PAIN

WITH PERSPECTIVE.

ALTHOUGH PART OF MY

PRAYER IS TO BE HEALED OF

MY SCARS, TO HAVE FINGERS

GROW BACK, GOD HAS GIVEN

ME THIS NOT AS EVIDENCE OF

WHAT I WENT THROUGH, BUT

AS A REMINDER OF HOW HE

MAKES ALL THINGS NEW.

Reporter: JOHN LIVES

IN ST. LOUIS, AND TRAVELS

THE COUNTRY SHARING HIS

TESTIMONY, ENCOURAGING

OTHERS TO CHOOSE THEIR

PATH AND OWN THEIR STORY.

HIS BOOK IS CALLED "ON

FIRE: THE SEVEN CHOICES TO

INSPIRE A

RADICALLY-INSPIRED LIFE."

I THINK IT ALLOWS YOU

TO USE A SLOGAN LIKE "ON

FIRE," NOT FOR BAD, BUT

FOR GOOD.

IT MEANS YOU ARE GRATEFUL

FOR EVERYTHING.

IT MEANS YOU SHOW UP EACH

DAY WITH EVERYTHING YOU'VE

GOT.

Reporter: AND IT

MEANS FAITH THAT IGNITES A

LIFE OF PURPOSE.

SO IT IS IMPORTANT TO

RECOGNIZE THE GIFT THAT IS

IN THE FIRE.

YES, IT CAN BURN YOU AND

REDUCE YOU TO ASHES, BUT

IT IS ALSO TRUE IT CAN

RENEW YOUR SOUL.

IT CAN MAKE YOU AND REFINE

YOU INTO A BETTER VERSION

OF YOURSELF.

I HAVE UNDERSTOOD NOW,

THROUGH JESUS, THROUGH

WHAT JOY LOOKS LIKE, AND

IT IS NOT ALWAYS

PERFECTION HERE ON EARTH.

IT IS THE REALIZATION THAT

HE IS WORKING THROUGH THIS

THING AND OUR BEST DAYS

ARE COMING.

WHEN YOU REA REALIZE THAT, HOW

CAN YOU HELP BUT SING AND

HOW CAN YOU HELP BUT

SMILE.

Wendy: I HAD THE

CHANCE TO MEET JOHN AND

INTERVIEW HIM IN PERSON.

HIS STORY IS ONE OF THE

MOST INCREDIBLE STORIES

AND INCREDIBLE TESTIMONY TIEFT TESTIMONIES

THAT I'VE EVER HAD THE

PRIVILEGE OF LEARNING

ABOUT.

HIS BOOK IS CALLED "ON

FIRE," AND IT IS AVAILABLE

WHEREVER BOOKS ARE SOLD.

HE IS AN AMAZING

INSPIRATION FOR ALL OF US.

> WE HAVE SOME E-MAIL

QUESTIONS.

SANDY SAID, "I HEARD A

PREACHER SAY THAT GOD IS

NOT IN CONTROL OF

EVERYTHING.

I WAS TAUGHT THAT GOD HAS

HIS HAND IN EVERYTHING.

THIS PREACHER SAID IF GOD

WERE IN CONTROL, THERE

WOULD BE NO KILLINGS AND

MURDERS.

SO IS GOD IN CONTROL OR

NOT?"

Pat: THAT PREACHER,

WITH ALL DUE DEVERENCE,

YOU'RE WRONG.

GOD IS ALL POWERFUL.

HE CAN DO ANYTHING HE

WANTS TO.

HE REFRAINS FROM

INTERFERING WITH PEOPLE.

HE WAITS FOR US TO CALL ON

HIM.

NEVERTHELESS, HE DOES NOT

CONTROL EVERYTHING.

HE KNOWS ABOUT IT, HE

KNOWS WHAT IS GOING TO

HAPPEN, BUT AT THE SAME

TIME, HE HAS GIVEN MANKIND

FREE WILL.

HE LET'S US DO THINGS.

HE LET'S WARS TAKE PLACE.

HE LET'S ATROCITIES TAKE

PLACE.

BUT ONE DAY HE IS GOING TO

MOVE IN, AND WHEN HE DOES,

HE IS GOING TO BIND SATAN,

AND HE IS GOING BRING

TERRIBLE JUDGMENT.

THE WRATH OF GOD ON THOSE

WHO HAVE ABUSED THE POOR,

THE NEEDY, AND THE

OPPRESSED.

BUT TO SAY HE IS NOT IN

CHARGE IS WRONG.

TO SAY HE DELIBERATELY

REFRAINS FROM USING HIS

POWER IS A GOOD STATEMENT,

AND HE DOES REFRAIN.

Wendy: HANNA SAYS,

"I'M A CHRISTIAN AND

BELIEVE IN THE BIBLE BUT

HAVE TWO ITEMS I'M TRYING

TO UNDERSTAND.

NUMBER ONE, WHEN CHRIST

WAS DYING ON THE CROSS, HE

TOLD THE THIEF HE WOULD BE

IN PARADISE WITH HIM

TODAY.

I THOUGHT CHRIST WENT TO

HELTHEY WENT HELLFOR THREE DAYS.

AND, NUMBER TWO, HE SAID

ONLY THE FATHER KNOWS, AND

HE IS CHRIST."

Pat: HE SAID ONLY THE

FATHER KNOWS, AND I

BELIEVE IT.

THE SECOND QUESTION -- HE

WENT TO PARADISE.

THIS DAY YOU WILL BE WITH

ME IN PARADISE.

WELL, THAT'S WHERE HE

WENT.

HE WAS WITH THE FATHER.

HE SAID, I'VE GOT TO GO TO

BE WITH THE FATHER.

AND AFTER HE WAS WITH THE

FATHER, HE WAS THEN

DESCENDED TO THE HELL

WHERE HE PREACHED TO THE

CAPTIVES, AND THEY LEARNED

THAT ALL OF THOSE WHO HAD

BEEN HELD FOR ALL OF THOSE

YEARS, ACCORDING THE TO

THE BIBLE, BUT IT WASN'T

INSTANTANEOUS.

HE SAID, DON'T HOLD ON TO

ME, I'VE GOT TO GO TO THE

FATHER.

Wendy: KATIE SAYS, "I

BELIEVE WHAT THE BIBLE

SAYS ABOUT DEATH AND LIFE

BEING IN THE POWER OF THE

TONGUE, BUT I HAVE FAMILY

MEMBERS WHO TELL ME NOT TO

CLAIM HEALTH PROBLEMS.

HOWEVER, WHEN YOU HAVE

SERIOUS HEALTH CONCERNS,

IT ONLY MAKES SENSE TO

ACKNOWLEDGE THEM AND

DISCUSS THEM WITH DOCTORS

AND SPECIALISTS.

WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT

CLAIMING OR DISCUSSING

HEALTH ISSUES OUT LOUD."

Pat: LOOK, I'VE HAD

ALL KINDS OF THINGS.

I'VE GOT A TITANIUM KNEE

AND A PACEMAKER.

LOOK, YOU HAVE TO

KNOWLEDGE YOU HAVE

PROBLEMS, BUT YOU SPEAK

THE WORD OF FAITH AND YOU

DECLARE VICTORY.

ONE THING IS, I'M SICK AND

I FEEL TERRIBLE AND MY

LIFE IS MISERABLE, WHOA IS

ME.

THAT IS CONFESSING

TROUBLE.

YOU DON'T CONFESS TROUBLE.

BUT IN TERMS OF BEING AN

ANALYSIS OF PHYSICAL

PROBLEMS, YOU DON'T ACT

LIKE THEY'RE NOT THERE.

THAT'S FOOLISH.

YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THE

PROBLEM AND THEN YOU SPEAK

AGAINST IT IN THE NAME OF

JESUS, THAT I HAVE VICTORY

OVER THIS THING.

Wendy: THAT'S A FINE

LINE, ISN'T IT?

SOMETIMES PEOPLE GET

FRUSTRATED.

Pat: THERE IS POWER

IN THE TONGUE.

A MAN SHALL EAT GOOD BY

THE FRUIT OF HIS LIPS.

SO IF YOU START TODAY WITH

OH, I FEEL TERRIBLE, WELL,

YOU'RE ASKING THAT TO

HAPPEN.

BUT YOU SAY, I HAVE

VICTORY IN JESUS AND TODAY

IS THE DAY THE LORD HAS

MADE.

> WE LEAVE YOU WITH

TODAY'S POWER MINUTE FROM

PSALMS: "BLESSED BE THE

LORD WHO DAILY LOADS US

WITH BENEFITS."

FOR WENDY AND ALL OF US,

THIS IS PAT ROBERTSON.

TOMORROW WE'VE GOT A

PROGRAM ABOUT A PERSON WHO

SUFFERED SEXUAL ABUSE IN

HIS OWN FAMILY, BUT WAS

FILLED WITH HEALING AND

HOPE.

WE'LL SEE YOU TOMORROW FOR

THAT.

UNTIL THEN, MAY THE LORD

BLESS EACH ONE OF YOU.

BYE-BYE.

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